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3 I McCOOEY CHARGES WARD AND POWER ARE WORKING FOR FUSION B.R.T. SILL BUY NEW BROADWAY SUBWAY Drafted Men in Unusual Good Alignment As They Looked Passing Htyward Street 'iW Brooklyn's CARS, UNDER DURESS, OPENED TO CONEY Photographer O.'. ,.l: L, k. TV- IT TELLS P. S. BOARD BY SPECIAL TRAIN Leader Shows Resentment Against Attacks Made Upon Him by 16th A.D. Men. ABSURD, DECLARES WARD "Mr. Ward and Mr. Power are both working for tho re-election of Mayor Mitchel and President Pound3." John H. McCooey, Democratic county leader, made this statement today by way of showing his resentment against the attacks made upon him by Charles R. Ward, loader of the Sixteenth Assembly District, and United States Marshal James M. Power, leader of the Twenty-third Assembly District, who launched Bird S. Coler Into the primary campaign In order to wrest the nomination for borough president from Edward Riegelmann, the regular organization candidate for that office. The basis for this statement was a remark made by Ward when he talked recently with a group of men sup posed to be neutral. One of them im mediately carried the remark over to McCooey, for it was pointed out today that he knew It fifteen minutes after tne talk with Ward was over. On that occasion Ward was discussing the Democratic situation and he characterized McCooey's actions as foolish and fatal to Democratic suc cess in view of the fact that as the situation stands now Mitchel is a two to-one shot." When Ward was confronted with the McCooey statement he made this reply: . "That statement is about as foolish and absurd as some of tho other things that McCooey has said and done. It must be plain to McCooey and to any one who can read plain English, such as was contained In the statement of Bird S. Coler, that we are not working for the re-elec tlon of either Mayor Mitchel or Presi dent Pounds. We are with Mr. Coler In this fight against the one-man Democracy here and for better city and borough government and Mr Coler's statement showed quite clearly that he Is very much against the re election of Mayor Mitchel or Presi dent Pounds." "What about the statement that you said Mitchel was a two-to-one shot? "As long as Bomebody saw fit to communicate a remark I made In confidence, let me tell you that I wanted to make It clear that Mc Cooey's actions were fatal to Democratic success, because they divided the Democracy of this county and spread dissatisfaction elsewhere at a time when men, who no doubt had Information on which they relied, were offering to wage good money in large sums at odds of two to one that Mayor Mitchel would be re-elected. There are some things that McCooey simply refuses to see. If he keeps up his line of 'kidding' the voters he Will drive the whole Democratic party here Into an abyss. And then it will be far beyond John McCooey's power to repair the damage he has done. HOME RULE CONVENTION WELCOMED IN BELFAST Dublin, September 4 The assembly of the constitutional convention for Ireland today at Belfast, to which city the deliberations have been trans ferred for a time, has excited great Interest throughout Ireland. The sitting occurred in the Municipal Chamber and the Lord Mayor, who is a member of the convention, entertained the delegates at luncheon at the City Hall. It is felt to be a great gain that Belfast should abandon Its rigid position of unwillingness to discuss Home Rule at all and should give a cordial reception to the convention, in which Its views are largely represented, and whose function Is to draft a constitution for the government of Ireland. The convention will sit in Belfast for three days. PRESIDENT AGAIN OPPOSES . JOINT COMMITTEE ON WAR Washington, D. C, Semptember 4 President Wilson still Is vigorously opposed to legislation by Congress for the creation of a Joint Congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War. Such a proposal was defeated in the Senate several weeks ago, but has been revived in an amendment to the new bond bill. The President has written to several members of Congress expressing his opposition. NINE AMERICANS ARE REPORTED WOUNDED Ottawa, September 4 The following Americans were among the wounded In today's casualty list: G. Hemingway, Yardley, Pa.; H. C. Brooks, Wendell, Idaho; Walter Verity, Lockport, N. Y.; G. W. Little, Fuller-ton, .Calif.; J. J. Shea, Cambridge, Mass.; Sergeant W. B. Avery, Utica, N. Y.; J. A. Dunn, Derby, New York; J. L. Armstrong, Muskegon, Mich.; J. J. Gray, Santa Ana. Calif. 5 HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT To avoid striking a machine which was approaching at a high speed at Roebling and South Ninth street early today, Max Pitchell of 756 Forest avenue, a chauffeur, drove his car against another belonging to Dr. Louis Cohen of 20 Montgomery street, which was st a standstill. Pitcbell and four others in his auto were hurt about tho head, face and body, and were attended by an ambulance surgeon of the Williamsburg Hospital. They were Arthur Sandler, 22, of 127 Clymer street; Nathan Tannenbaum, 10, of 95 South Tenth street; Louis Pipoly, 31, of 341 Roebling street, and Edward Coyle, 23, of Huntsville, Ala. Both machines were badly damaged. BRAKES FAIL-THREE DEAD New Haven, Conn., September 4 Three persons were killed and more than a score Injured in a trolley car collision on the Connecticut Company's lines near Derby last night. The deal are Mrs. Julia Starboca of Waterbury, Miss Katherine Strekaukas, 16 years old, of Waterbury, and Charles Goth-berg, 22 years old, of Naugatuek. The accident occurred when a passenger car carrying about 120 passengers dashed down grade into a repair car. Crippled brakes are believed to havo caused the crash. WANT. FIREMEN EXEMPT Washington, D. C September 4 Refusal of the War Department to exempt firemen from draft has drawn so much protest from city fire chiefs that Representative Scott of Pennsylvania today said he would attempt to obtain' from President Wilson a modification of the rule. Danger of fire, particularly In cities with great war Industries, said Renresnntntivn Knntt would be grpatly increased if a num-lthe ber of trained Are fighters wera i ing public. Members of the party redrafted, fused to make statements, mi. - tAtig photo wULwlw- W Few of the men had ever marched before. On the straightaway flie of trained soldiers. Where building material blocked part of the street and broke into confusion such as would be expected from untrained men. KNOWS WHERE JEROME IS But Bowker's Warrant Won't Do in Connecticut. (Special to The Eagle.) Huntington, L. I., September 4 Constable Bowker's efforts to locate William Travers Jerome, Manhattan's former District Attorney, who is accused of the larceny of a big limousine from the Jess Llvermore estate here, were frustrated yesterday when he learned that Jerome Is sojourning at his country home, Lakeville, Conn. Bowker's jurisdiction docs not include Connecticut. Jerome is accused of stealing the car on behalf of his em ployer, Jesse Livermore, from Liver-more's wife, from .whom he is separated, who claims the car is hers. MAJOR BUNAU-VARILLA LOSES LEG FROM SHELL Paris, September 4 Major Philippe Bunau-Varllla was seriously wounded yesterday morning while on duty. Several fragments from a shell struck him in the right leg, which was so injured that amputation was considered necessary. After the amputation Major Bunau-Varilla sent a message to his home asking his relatives not to be anxious concerning him, that he was content to suffer for his country. Philippe Bunau-Varilla was Director General of the old French Panama Canal Company and well known in the United States, having served as Panaman Minister to Washington. He was a retired captain of engineers when the war 'began and in 1914 he returned to France from the' United States to offer his services to his country and has been awarded several dec orations. BRAZIL WILL NOT SEND ANY TROOPS TO EUROPE Rio Janeiro, September 4 In a de nial of newspaper reports the Minis ter of War has announced that Brazil will not send troops to Europe. The annduncoment also states that tho Minister of the Navy will not lease requisitioned German ships to the Entente Allies. BROOKYLNITES HURT IN ADTO ACCIDENT Overloaded Machine Falls Down Embankment Near Strouds-burg, Pa. (Special to The Eagle.) Stroudsburg, Pa., September 4 When an overloaded automobile con taining a dozen young men and women, several of whom are from Brooklyn, went over an embankment near the Turner farm, at the foot of Minisink Hill, last night, half of the passengers were injured, but none seriously. All of the passengers were guests at Vineyard cottage, near East Stroudsburg. They were on their way to a dance at Water Cap and had crowded into the machine, which became topheavy. The Injured are Edna Johnson, fractured arm; Louise Shelton, abrasions; Lillian Kraland. lacerations; Frederick Stone, lacerations; Stella Marvlne, cuts and bruises; Warren Bonnett, driver, cuts and bruises. All twelve passengers were badly shaken up. Some of the injured were treated at the hospital by Dr. J. A. Singer, and others were attended by Drs. G. Ss. Travis and C. B. Rosenkrans. In several instances there were possibilities of internal injuries. Every effort was made to prevent story of the accident from P. S. C. ORDERS A NEW I. R. T.COAL RESERVE Traction Company Must Maintain 4,000-Ton Surplus for Elevated Roads. THE COMPANY WILL COMPLY. Commission's Engineers to Investigate Value of Tie-Lines Between Power Houses. To prevent a tie-up on the Inter-borough elevated lines similar to that on the Interborough subway on August 23, the Public Service Commission announced today that it will direct the Interborough to maintain a coal reserve of at least 4,000 tons in the bunkers of Us power house at Seventy-fourth street and the East River. Vice President Frank Hcdley of the Interborough informed the Commission that the company would accept the order without protest. This, order is distinct from and supplementary to the order issued last week requiring the Interborough to maintain a reserve of at least 6,000 tons of coal in the, bunkers of its subway power house at the foot of West Fifty-ninth street. Mr. Hedley informed the Commission that at midnight there was a coal reserve of 6,300 tons at the West Side power house, 3,655 tons being actually in the bunkers and the remainder at the clock. Both the Ber- wind-White Coal Company and the Consolidation Coal Company are supplying the reserve, Hedley said. Today's hearing was adjourned for one week to permit consulatlons between Mr. Hedley and his engineers and Clifton W. Wilder, electrical engineer of the commission, and ins staff over the question of "tie lines' between the Seventy-fourth street and the Fifty-ninth street powerhouses. In case of a breakdown it would bo possible, under certain circumstances, to shift current from one power house to another by means of the tie line. Commissioner William Hayward, who with Commissioner Travis H. Whitney presided at the hearing today, agreed with Mr. Hedley that certain difficulties might exist In connection with the operation of tie lines. William L. Ransom, chief counsel to the commission, presented a recommendation from the engineering firm of Gibbs & Hill, consultants to the commission on power matters, that there be general connections between the Interborough power houses and those of the associated B. R. T. companies, and the power houses of the New York Edison Company as well. This recommendation was made to the commission some time ago, and certain connections at Important points have already been made. BROOKLYN COURTS SUPREME COURT. a Special term, Part I, motion's: Wednesrlnv. September 5, before Justice Van Slclen Rllv-varmintsilverman; MillerB:ikr; Knowltzf Vogt; KlnsmunlKlnsman; Thompson Co.JPey-ser; Cushman's 8ons$Dept. of Hialth; Dewirei Fin-ward; FeHmanfDIaz BMg. Co.; niuml Blum; N. Y. Utility Co.lWmsbor. steam I.m,n. dry Co.; Hern Klgel Contr. Co.SOentury Pump Co.; RoivmntlRon.enl; re CromMe (Brcwsten; .5averloSavcrlo; Edwards?X. Y. Connecting K R. Co.; re Twi'ntv-fuurtli nvenue (Mnr. phy); WllsontCuvran; Mntrast.Mitras; Engels Vclta; re ihtrU avenue Hamilton Trust Co.); re same (Hermani: re same (Uarrisnni- I'm. bai'h$Umbaeh: ro Oerstent'hlagt-r; MuletMule; re Kraus Realty Co.; HollanrtJHrowno; Flnrlo Adams: CohenU'llllanis; AqulnoSSmlth ; Flrst-brooUJFlrstbrook; CimphellJTaylor (7th); re Colonial Import & Export Co.; Perry$Calhouo: re Klnirs County Mtge. Co.; I.evlnl.evln; SlK-nnaninietj:; LobenthalSMIrel; SchlffJS'lver-man; DavlstForsythe Metal Co.; re Fohey: Kramer t Chaphe; Hifllostotsky t Plalostotsky; NathantNathan: V ellJLehror: Rlokettsitllck- ette: KosherJIMnmonil: DeSintrieSOnpplnger; CurrloSCspplnger: SmlthiXlcholai Hurunanf Michel. . lines were nearly as even as those at the corners, however, the lines FIRST TO CAMP UPTON Additional names of men who have been chosen by local draft boards to be among the first contingents to go to Camp Upton, at YaDhank. on Sen tember 10, are given herewith. They represent approximately 5 per cent of the quota in their respective dis tricts. The lists from thirty-three ooaras nave previously been pub lished. Others will follow: District 06. William Durrlng, Brooklyn Stats Hospital. nuruiu ijucKmun, id &&bi xnirty-nrat at. Jamea McCabe, 85 Snyder av. William J. Tobln, 2714 Albemarle road. George R. McElvery, 1233 New York v. Leo J. Calvin, 1053 Flatbush av. Frank Ryan, 1 Rtdgewood at. Fred A. Malwltz. 2316 Tllden av. Gustave O. HausBer, 3714 Avenue D. Patrick Coonoughton, Brooklyn Stat Hospital. John J. Janesan, 1068 East Thirty-seventh etreet. District 24. H. E, Lewis, 540 State st. John R. Hlgglns, 70 Hicks st. John H. Smith, 102 Dean st. Alfred Volpe, 414 Hudson av. Frank McKee, 21 Dean st. Raymond Farrell, 38 Columbia av, Wood-haven, L. I. Ralph (Juttiere, 179 Willoughby t. Peter Charles Gallagher, 63 Dean st. Royal B. James. 13SA Dean at. Fred A. Johnson, 103 Bergen at 100 BRITISH STEAMERS TO OFFSET SUBMARINES London, September 4 Two supplements published by Lloyd's Shipping Register Bhow that between Juno 8 and July 17 more than 100 steamers, of which 63 were British, were added to the register. Most of these vessels are of large tonnage. The rate of construction to offset submarine warfare is understood to be increasing rapidly. 47TH BAND GOES TO CAMP (Special to The Eagle.) Richmond, Va., September 4 The Forty-seventh Regiment Band received orders today to proceed at once to the National Army cantonment at Petersburg to welcome the draftad men. SWINDLERS GOT CAFE MAN'S' $2,000 Sold Him a Fake Money Making Machine, Wonder-lovsky Says. h After a relentless hunt lasting over nine months, Detectives Walter Mc-Keon and William Ryan today arrested Louis Levin, 36, of 1423 Mermaid avenue, Coney Island, and brought him before Magistrate Nash in the New Jersey avenue court on a charge of stealing $2,000 from Louis Wonderlovsky, a Brownsville cafe owner, by means of a fake money-making machine. Levin was held in $2,000 bail until next Monday after the court had heard Wonderlovsky's story, which was that last November Levin and another man came into his cafe and bought many drinks, changing a bill after each purchase. Then they told him they had made the bills with their own little machine. Impressed, Wonderlovsky went to Manhattan with them. They introduced him to a curious machine with a crank on one side. One of the men took a strip of ordinary newspaper, poured a fluid on it, put It In the machine and told the cafe owner to turn the handle. Wonderlovsky did. Wonders upon wonders! Out came a crisp, clean $5 note. Wonderlovsky, after a few more demonstrations, went straight home, took $2,000 In cash out of his cafe and went straight back. Thereafter his money and the two men disappeared. The machine was left for him, but it contained only scraps of paper and vigorous turning of the handle produced scraps of paper only that and nothing more. The police havo an idea that the other man they seek can be found in one of the prisons. Levin denied all knowledge of the machine or the deal Defeated in State and Federal Courts, It D'ecides to Obey Commission's Order. DOES NOT ADMIT VALIDITY Defeated both In the State and the Federal Courts in their efforts to resist the Public Service Commission's order requiring the purchase of 250 additional cars, believed by the commission to be needed for the furnishing of adequate service on street surface lines in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company and its subsidiary companies have notified the commission of their intention to proceed now with the necessary steps to comply with the order. The commission was advised by the four Brooklyn street surface railroad companies today that the specifications for the electrical and detail mechanical equipment of the cars are now complete, and that it Is the expectation of the companies to ask for bids on these cars early this week. It was said at the commission's office today that the action of the B. R. T. companies probably means that the cars will be purchased and service on the companies' lines Improved without further resort to the courts on either side. The communication of the Brooklyn Heights Railroad Company, the Brooklyn, Queens County and Suburban Railroad Company, the Nassau Electric Railroad Company and the Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad Company, addressed to the commission, says: "Because of the present conditions of the material market an .effort has been made, in drawing up the plans and specifications of the cars, to provide for different forms of construction, so as to enable the bidders to have as wide a latitude as possible In submitting proposals for furnishing these cars. This has resulted in a multiplication of plans and specifications and has necessarily consumed considerable time, particularly in view of the present difficulty of securing the necessary force for the preparation of such plans and specifications." That the companies are not altogether pleased with the fact that neither the State nor the Federal Courts proved willing to grant them any relief from the commission's order for additional cars, is regarded as indicated by the concluding paragraph of the letter sent to the commission: "The proceedings which we have taken and are taking In conformity to the order of the commission are taken under duress and fear of prosecution and are not to be regarded as admitting the validity of the commission's order or as evidence of waiver of these four companies' rights under the law and constitution." i Referring to the companies' tardy I acquiescence in the commission's order and the reference to "duress" and "compulsion" in the concluding paragraph of the company's letter, ex-Justice William L. Ransom, chief counsel of the commission, who conducted the fight in the courts to compel the companies to comply with the commission's order, said today: "Of course that is Just what the Public Service Commission Law contemplates; namely, that if, as the State and the Foderal Courts have found and held, the commission after a fair, full hearing makes a reasonable order fully warranted by the evidence and demanded by the disclosed conditions, the companies shall obey it whether they like It and agree with It or not. If the commission makes a proper order and no court finds any reason for Interfering with it, the statute of course contemplates that the companies shall be compelled to obey it, by statutory penalties or by criminal proceedings, if need be." SWISS COMPLAIN OF PRO-GERMAN PUBLICITY HnnAvn.. Rentember 4 It in le.ArnAri from a reliable source that Switzerland will not be officially represented at the proposed conference of neutral nntlnna at Stockholm. The Swiss au thorities believe, it is said, that since the entrance of America into the war the voice of smaller nations will pro duce little enect on tne Deingercnts, and furthermore the Swiss consider the question of revictualing a private one to be arranged separately. They D nisn of the opinion that, when peace terms are discussed the Swiss interests will not be neglected. Tho at Rprlln mnw nittinrt OWlo iununici v j v..v. the Stockholm conference in an unofficial capacity. Swiss newspapers cunipiaui mat .i .nncnt arrival cvf PrlnrA vnn mnce iu Buelow at Berne pro-Gorman propa ganda In Switzerland huh yreatiy in- tensineu, mo .... .j inundated with pamphlets in several languages. The daily paper, La Feullle, founded at Geneva with a free clrcu- cn nnn onnifH. In heiner dis- tributcd throughout Switzerland and a large number or sen-siyiea u 4n...nnitata havp, arrived at the chief Swiss towns and German money Is much In evidence. Spirit of the German-American Press n-ittr Bitter of the Staats Zeitung TkTr vnrk is now interpreting Pres ident's Wilson's message to the Pope to mean that this country demands that the map of Europe be restored exactly as it was at the beginning of the war. "We do not siana ior me dismemberment of empires.' Which means as plain as words can convey meaning that we stand for the map of Europe as it was before the war." This statement is part of a long editorial In Sunday's issue, which takes the stand that hot rejoinders of the German press to Wilson's message are due to the fact that the German papers are commenting merely on "summaries" of the speech, which reached not only Germany but neutral countries over lines of communication to which the British Government exercises a control. This fact should not be forgotten In reading tho comments made by the foreign press. Tho rest of the editorial then tears to pieces Lord Robert Cecil's comment on the 1)0t.c "wo cannot Improve on it" t tvnn nroceeds to show that Eng land demands the diamemberment of , Austria, wline ui:k country iquoung Wilson's message i:n authority for his conclusion) wantt the map of Europe restored to existing conditions before the war. The regular euuurmi pennon or me v- 'rtpVor .C'.t:it-Zpitnn for Sim- div has a leading "nuonai entmeel I "Jlalicious Blacninauons." "in vvasn-inrrtnn Administration circles, as has been announced, the fear Is making that mlsrTirpBPnt!m. nnm- 1IPP11 ii-i- n". -o mentaries on the President's answer to the rope, wnicn presumaDiy nave leached Germany before the text of the note can be made known there, may have a highly undesirable effect. "The tear is not without grounds, Brooklynites Try New Manhattan Link From Canal St. to Union Square. CO VIA FOURTH AVE. TUBE The first section of the Broadway, Manhattan subway, extending from Canal street to Union Syuare and connecting with tho Fourth avenue subway by way of Canal street, was rormally opened for service at i n'rlnrlf tll nftAmnnn whon fin lrrht- car train carrying members of the Public Service Commission, representatives of the city government, offi cials of the B. R. T., and several hundred invited guests, left the Fourteenth street terminaT station bound for Coney Island. In charge of one of the B. R. T.'s m03t trusted motormon, the train proceeded at express speed over the new tracks, turned off into the tunnel under Canal street, crossed the Manhattan Bridge, slipped into the Fourth avenue subway and reached Coney Island over the West End branch of thnt llnp In thlrtv mlnutou There were felicitations and congratu lations an arouna ny tnose who took the epoch-making trip. After leaving the terminal station at Conoy Island, the party formed into line and marched to Stauch's Pavilion, where lnnrherm wn servpil Ciw. ers were laid for 250 guests. Among tnem were representatives of more than tW.tltv ni-nnnrtw taxpayers associations that are served by the Fourth avenue subway. maxwell Harris, president of the Borough Park Heights Civic Association. Dreglderi nt. thn Iilnnliann Th. speakers included: Borough President ivewis ii. rounds, i'uullc Serviee Com- iniasioner iravis li. Whitney, Colonel Timothy Williams. i,rBlrlnr nf vo B. R. T.; Ex-Judge William L. Ran- eum, cmer. counsel Tor the P. S. C; ViCtOr A. T.PrRtlPI- npaoMnn. Va Brooklyn Civic Club: n I firinin John J. Dempsey of the B. R. T. j. iie regular train service on the new Broadway line to Coney Island will not begin until 8 o'clock tonight, when trains will leave the Coney Island terminal of the Sea Beach line, northbound. The southbound trains will leave Union Square simultaneously. The New York Consolidated Railways Company that operates the new line, is planning to operate through Sea Beach trains over tho Rmam.. subway line, with a short-line service iur union oquare, to jintn avenue and Thirty-eighth street, Brooklyn, In which event, connentlnna will ho mo,i with trains over the Culver line. eea ceacn trains will run every six minutes, civine threa mlnntn. VanA Wav from Uuion Snnarn nonth Tin.. Ing the evening and in the middle of me uay tne neaaway tor such service will be three and three-quarter minutes. RntWpsTi 1 nml K In ha m.,n. ing there will be only a fifteen-minute service on the Sea Beach line. Under the new order of things the person who formerly paid 15 cents for train service from Fourteenth street to Coney Island will only pay 10 cents for the trip now. And it is announced that when the Culver line is finished, which will probably be in a few months, the entire fare to Coney Island will be only 5 cents. SOLDIER-SLEUTHS NAB LIQUOR MEN Eight Charged With Selling to Uniformed Men Near Camp Mills. (Special to The Eagle.) Camp Mills, Hempstead Plains, L. I., September 4 Mlneola and the villages surrounding Camp Mills, went bone dry yesterday. In so far as selling liquor to men in uniform was involved. Tho result followed the arrest of eight liquor dealers Saturday. Assistant United States Attorney Thomas J. Cuff arraigned the men before Commissioner Felix Rcifschneider and asked that bail be fixed at $1,000 in each case. This was done and in default of the sum most of the discomfited cafe men spent yesterday in the lockup. The men already arrested will be given a hearing tonight in the Hempstead Town Hall. A squad of military police under Major James A. Shannon, assisted by Captains Frank B. Varney and John Tlce has been organized. All of the arrests made were by these men who walked into the saloons and paid for the liquor they ordered. Then they made arrests. The men arrested are John Betsler, Joseph T. Losea and John Jackson of Hempstead; Stephen) Lozinrh, Harvey Smith, William Alexander and William Padgett of Freeport, and Joseph Falco of Mlneola. for on the part of stiff-necked opponents of peace everything Imaginable has been done and further efforts will be made to counteract the purpose of the President's note. The text of the note is Juggled; forced interpretations are imposed, sentences are taken from their context or shoved altogether in order to produce a meaning which is serviceable to the author and his employer. "It Is undeniable that the statesmen of the Entente powers can get very little comfort out of the President's note. Their war aims, expressly of different goals, are overthrown. The denial of lusts of conquest they can get over, because secretly they have had their doubts as to the possibility of fulfilling their wishes. But their most cherished thought, thrice stated, and each time with increased detail, is the economic war after the war. President Wilson rejects this as poor ground for a lasting peace. Never theless, tho European statesmen are ' giving themselves convulsions trying to make out the exact opposite to what the President said, and assert that he has in view the threat of a commercial war after the war in case the Central Powers are not ready to make a peace today. "Tho purpose of this propaganda of distortion ana deceit can naturallv be . only to effect a misunderstanding of the President's note in Germany, and I in such a way prevent an earlv peace j under such conditions that tho ' Entente Powers would little relish, in i the. hope that President Wilson will then feel himself compelled to push the war with full measure of strength, ' nnd in the course of time might feel ' himself in greater accord with their ! war aims. Wo hope that these mach- j inations fail, that the people In Ger- nmii.y .UYjiiy uuimiutrr LIIO teXl OI tne note, ana mat tne government and Reichstag especially, in the Interests of the German people, will coolly make their decisions without letting themselves be Influenced bj- these agitators." Brooklyn Eaglet apecial roter of tS Brooklyn and Long liland men ba-loogicg to or who expect to join imE-lary units in the (entice of the USA. If Yon Are One of Them we will take your picture without charge to yon and will lend a copy of it to The Eagle. Com in for a lilting. Should you desire copiei for tow ewn personal use, we shall be glad to furnish them to you at a liberal die count. WYNN MERSEREAU 480 Fulton Street Next Door of Loeser'a DIEMER'S CLUB HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE Early Morning Blaze Does $6, 000 Damage at 6th A. D. Republican Club. Fire gutted the Sixth Assembly District Republican Clubhouse at 44 Sumner avenue today. The blaze was discovered by Patrolman Morgan of the Vernon avenue station while he was passing the building at 1:30 this morning. The blaze spread rapidly and by the time tho firemen arrived the interior of the structure was a seething furnace. The contents of the building, pool tables, chairs, furniture, decorations and the club records were completely destroyed, but tho firemen saved the walls and prevented the spread of the flames to the adjoining houses. The structures was owned by Richard Weber, who is president of the club. Alderman John Diemor, the Republican leader of the district, today estimated that the club losses, aside from the building Itself, would aggregate several thousand dollars. Insurance to the extent of $1,000 was carried by the club. Damage to the building was estimated as upward of $4,000 or $5,-000. The club house, Mr. Dlomer said, was closed at 6 o'clock on all Sunday and holiday nights and as there is no electric light in it and no fire In tho furnaces as yet, the club members are at a loss to account for the causa of the blaze unless it was started from a cigarette or cigar butt thrown down by someone leaving Just before tno house was closed for the day. Alderman Diemer stated today that the organization would at once rent temporary, quarters, as a headquarters would be necessary Immediately from which to conduct the primary campaign. SAYS WISHES OF POPE ARE SAME AS WILSON'S Tarls, September 4 "You ask for my opinion concerning the utteranoes of Pope Benedict and President Wilson," said Baron Dcnys Cochin, one of the leaders of the Catholic Party of France in Parliament, to the Associated Press. "It is certain that those of tho Pope," he continued, "have rather tho character of a protocol, while those of the President are encyclical, but I do not see why we should oppose them to each other. "Did the Pope speak In vain? No, because his voice has been listened to. Did he speak inopportunely? No, the highest moral authority In the world was obliged to speak. Did he speak with partiality? No one has been able to pretend so. He desires first of all to put things back where they were before 1914, and to regulate afterward tho questions raised in tho Orient and in western Europe in conformity with the wishes of the peoples, and in such a manner as not to provoke new wars. He does not forget the horrors committed, the inoffensive populations carried off into slavery, the open towns burned. He condemns thesa crimes. "The President desires to end militarism. So does the Pope. But in addition Mr. Wilson desires the end of the Hohenzollern dynasty which Instituted this regime. He makes war less upon tho German nation than upon its guilty head. He uses about the same language as thut used by the Allies against Napoleon in 1815, after tho return from Elba. "The President is more happy when he declares the present Germany to be the enemy of four-fifths of the human race. She is their enemy because she wanted to oppose them. Let that people, says the President in high and generous sentiment, resign Itself to the acceptation of a regime of equality and no longer seek to dominate all other nations as it is trying to do today such is the primordial basis of every peace project. There is none other than that, and the desires of the 1'ope are the same as those of the President. "Such is the peace we shall have, tho peace we owe to the heroes we mourn, the peace of which the liberation of the French provinces of Lorraine and Alsace will bo the only acceptable pledge." PRESIDENT WELCOMES MEN OF DRAFT ARMY TO NATION'S SERVICE President Wilson today sent the following message to the men who have been drafted In the new National Army: "You are undertaking a great duty. The heart of the whole country Is with yon. Everything; tliat you do will bo watched with tho deepest interest and with the deepest solicitude not only by those who are near and dear to you, but by the whole nation beside. For this (rreat war draws us all together makes us all comrades and brothers, as all true Americans felt themselves to be when we first made good our national independence The eyes of all tho world will be upon yon, because yon are in some special sense tho soldiers of freedom. "Let it bo your pride, therefore, to show all men everywhere not only what good soldiers you are, but also what good men you are, keeping yourselves fit and straight In everything and pure and cleats through and through. Let us set for ourselves a standard so high that It will be a glory to live np to it, and then let ns live up to it and add a new laurel to the crown of America. "My affectionate confidence goes with you in every battle and every test. God keep and guide yon."

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