The Sun from New York, New York on January 7, 1917 · Page 1
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Witt THE WEATHER FORECAST, Probably fair to-day and to-morrow; fresh, probably strong, west winds. Highest temperature yesterday, 48; lowest, 34. Detailed weather, matl and mcrln reports on pace U. tin. IT SHINES FOR ALL VOL. LtfXXIV. NO. 129. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 1917 . Copyright, 1917, by the Sun Printing andlf'uvllahlna Association. 84 PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. PORK DOOMED WITHOUT VETO It Is Jtcgimlcd Certain Tliwt Bills Will Never Keuch President. LATTER NOW A HOUSED Senator Jiornii and Other Progressives liumled to Prevent Passage of Measures. W ASIUNOTO.v, Jan. B. The "pork" bills arc doomed to defeat. It !. almost certain now that they will never reach the President. The latter has become roused himself about the Insatiate porl; appetites of some of the Southern Congressmen and Iihs made up his mind to reto at least some of them should they come before him, but this Is not likely to happen. Revelations concerning the "pork" bills framed by committees controlled by Southern Democrats has stirred up certain Progressive Senators to take action that practically assures the defeat In the Senate of the two principal bills, the omnibus public buildings bill, which distributes $40,000 post offices plentifully among Southern crossroads, and the river and harbor bill, In which the Southern statesmen have shown the same con-ilderatlun for creeks and bayous with a commerce of floating logs. The third of the "pork" measures, the Hj.OOO.OOO Hood reclamation project de-a'gned to boost real estate along the Mississippi, has had little or ro chance ince its purely selfish and local character was pointed out In The Sun. Antl-Pnrli Lenders, The Senators who have agreed to re-s'st the passage of the "pork" bills are the familiar groups of Progressives led by Senators Borah, Kenyon and Norrls. They have taken n pledge to avail them-aelves of all their privileges under the rule of unlimited debate nnd then employ every legitimate means under Senate procedure to destroy the "pork barrel" at this session. They will have the support of others and probably will receive some strength from the Democratic side. The doors are tqicn for any other Senator who believes the time has come to call a halt on the "pork" raid and lend his efforts to break the barrel. Since Thb Sun first called attention to the combined raid that was being planned on the Federal Treasury under the direction of the Southern members controlling the committees there have been several conferences among the anti-pork Senators, with the result that they are now banded together In a carefully laid plan that Insures the defeat of the lor rollers. " These Senators had planned to make their pledge known In a formal statement, but the pressure of other business has prevented this so far. Such a statement, giving their reasons for opposing these measures, will probably be Issued shortly. Senator Kenyon has already made a record in the Senate against "pork barrel" river and harbor appro priations. Ills mime Is Identified with the fight made in the last tension which forced concessions from the "pork" crowd, and with the famous battles of Senator Burton of Ohio against the useless "pork" extravagance. After Senator Burton wnit out of the Senate Senator Kenyon assumed the leadership of the light In which he had always been enlisted and carried it on effectively. Senator llorah has always opposed this form of legislative extravagance, as has Senator Norrls. Other Senators among the Progressives will be found living their support to the movement. Strong: Knonarh to Win. With the brief time of the session remaining there is no doubt of the ability of the Senators named to prevent the passage of the bills. The number of those Interested Is large enough to Insure a good working organization. A group numerically smaller forced an abandonment of the "pork" programme In the previous session. The action taken by the Progressive fronp has not become generally known to their associates. When It does It will probably have a discouraging effect on the men Interested In passing the bills for appropriations for buildings nnd rler and harbor Improvements. It may mean that the two bills will be put nway in mothballs and not brought out again this session A Democratic revolt has already tarted In the Administration circle against the "pork" programme following upon Tiik Sun's articles analysing these measures and the President is reported to h.ive taken a hand. He has not yet been able to call oft the legislation en-tfrel.t In the Senate and House certain Senators and members Interested In keeping down extravagance as much as possible have been giving serious thought to the aubjeet of the two bills put under the han by the Progressives and may have sufficient Influence with the "pork" Propagandists to persuade them to curb their appetites for this session. Evidently anticipating the trouble and to avoid the possibility of a filibuster luring the closing days of the expiring session the House committee Is displaying unusual hasto In framing the river and harbor bill Several new projects tfre considered by the committee to-day and short Bhrlft was made of the projects of members who have voted against "pork" In the past. It Is expected by chairman Sparkman that he will be utile to report the completed measure early next week. 'favorable lo Pork. The House committee Is obviously determined not to risk having the present hill talked to death. The short and final session of Congress has been un-favoiable to "pork." During the Mc-Klnley administration Senator Carter;' Montana, put an end to a $110,000,000 fork bill hy occupying the time of the "enate for the final sixteen hours of the session. The Burton and Kenyon filibuster against the river and harbor till two sears ago Is still fresh In the numls of t lie jtork advocates. course of the pending bill from the time It Is reported will not be smooth. It will be met by a broadside of criticism In the House where the "pork" antagonists urn preparing for a lively tight as they nre In the Senate, Tim snnie fate will overtake the pub-He buildings bill which for the moment la being held back until the public has forgotten some of the tnoro staring r'k features to which attention has httn called, , E.H. SOT HERN HERE, ILL, QUITS STAGE FOR GOOD Actor Arrives From Chicago in Hotter Condition Than Friends Expected. i I flas crecr of K. II. Solhern Is I definitely at an end. according to a state-i inent made by Dr. Joseph B. Blssoll of 46 i " Fifty-fifth street, who nrrlved In New Tork with Air. Solhern last night , rrom Chicago. The famous actor Is suffering from gulls-tones, and his condition Is such that Dr. Blssc.ll positively ordered Mr. Sothern to retire. The ac-, tor protested, but Anally gave In when his wife, Julia Marlowe, emphatically up mo pnysician a demand. Beports from Chicago, where Mr. Sothern recently became III, led his friends here to believe he would be carried out of the station on his arrival. But last nljht ho was able to walk through the baggage room to a waiting automobile. For the time being Mr. Sothern will 'rest up" at the home of friends. Dr. Bissell said It would not be necessary to operate, at least not for the present. "I want him to get himself In good condition." said the physician, "so that If we do have to operate we will have a patient In robust general health. "I have told Mr. Sothern he must quit the Btage for good, and 1 mean It. Aided by Mrs. Sothern, I finally got his promise to do so. lie feels deeply disappointed, but his health must come before everything, He regrets very much that his company, which Is now playing 'If I Were King' In Chicago, will have to be disbanded." BOMB FOR LAWYER WHO FREED CLIENT iDyiuunite and Threat Sent to I Home of Former Judge , Davis. After he had obtained the release on suspended sentence yesterday of Thomas S. Byrne, formerly secretary and treasurer of the Mutual Trust Company of Orange, Thomas A. Davis, former Circuit Judge, received a pasteboard package containing a ttlck of dynamite to which an Insulated wire was attached. In the package also was a typewritten note with the line, "This Is a sample of what you. Byrnes and the bank will get at one time." Mr. Davis's daughter. Miss Laurls. 18 years old. found the box on the steps to the front porch of the Davis home, 60 Cleveland street. Orange, nbout 7 :30 o'clock last nighl and carried It indoors. Mr. Davis removed the wrapping paper, but when he saw a wire protruding from the box he stopped and telephoned to the police. The box was drenched In water before being opened. Byrne had pleaded non vult to charges of Issuing false certificates of deposit at the Instance of Edwin H Hatch, vice-president of the Mutual. Before Chief Justice Gummere in the Supreme Court of Newark Mr. Davis asked clemency for his client who. he argued, had acted us a tool of Hatch. Hatch pleaded non vult to seven Indictments for falsification of the com-I pany's books. He was sentenced to a I minimum of three and a half years and a maximum or seven year on each of two Indictments, the sentences o run consecutively. Sentcnnj was suspended on the five others. The trust company closed Its doors July 24 last because of the operations of Hatch, which caused u deficit of $306,000. There were seven false certificates of deposit, balanced hy falsification of the bank's books, nix of $50,-000 each and one of $40,000. The umount was lessened by deposits of $34,000 In the bank In Hatch's name. The actual loss to the bank as a result of Hatch's peculations has not, been fully determined. ALLIES PLAN BIG EFFORT. Council of Premiers nt Home Dl- can Nprlnar Offensive. PAnis, Jan. . The conference of the I Entente statesmen. Including Premiers Lloyd George, Tlriand and Bosclll, was In almost continuous session to-d-ty, according to a Havas dcupatch from Borne. Premier Boselll presided at the meeting, which was tho first of a number at which the general situation will be discussed by representatives of Great Britain, France, Italy and Russia. It Is the general opinion here, and Is reported to I the same In Home, thai, the conference Is a prelude to even greater Joint efforts by the Allies and a closer coordination of all plans of campaign In the spring. The Idea that peace will be discussed, rather than a stronger prosecution of the war. Is not held. Premier Boselll will give a luncheon to-morrow to the visiting statesmen. The menu will be drawn up In conformity with the food restrictions now applicable to hotels nnd restaurants. MOON TAKES A REST TO-NIGHT. First of Keren Total Eclipses f 1017 Soon After Mldiilxlit. Washington, Jan. 6. A total eclipse of the moon, visible throughout the United States and the first of seven eclipses to occur during 1917, will begin Monday morning at 12:50, Eastern time, according to officials of the Naval Observatory. At that hour the moon will first come In contact with the earth's shadow and at 2 o'clock it will be entirely within the shadow. For 1 hour and 29 minutes the total eclipse will cuntlnue and then the moon will begin to leave tho shadow, finally coming Into full light nt 4 :39 o'clock, BRITAIN CALLS MEN IN FRANCE. Will Summon to Colors All Son HoJnurnlliHf In the Itrpnlillc. Special Cable Ptspateh to Tiik 9"tf. Paris, Jan, 6, The correspondent of The Burr learns that tho British G-ernment Intends summoning tr. the colors all British subjects living In France. It Is not expected many recruits will re-suit, us the majority have already Volunteered, Krnntor (lore Scrlnnaly III, Washington. Jan. 6, Senator Thomas P. Gore of Oklahoma, who has been 111 at hla home here for several days, was taken to a hospital to-day for an X-ray examination to determine whether a major oeratlon would be necessary. A decision will be reached to-morrow. PAI.M I1KACII-MIAMI-HT. I'KTKBHUUKO, llellealr. f5-lMld Air Line a.ttv. lira, rn route, lateel tralna. Inq, till ll'dway, Adv. PARK GIFT LINK TO PALISADES John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Plans Ferry to Connect Two Resorts. m(i ESTATES ACQUIRED Many Millions to Be Used on Billings, llnys nnd Shcnfcr Properties.' John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s purchase of the Billings, Hays and Sheafer estates In the Fort Washington section of Manhattan means more than a park for the use of New York city dwellers. It means bringing over from New Jersey the entrance to tho great Interstate Park which extends along tho Palisades up to West Point. The estates are to be connected with various parts of the park by large ferryboats, which will be operated by the city or by Mr. Rockefeller. Ho will spend many millions In the development of the ! fifty-seven acrei on Fort Washington Heights purchased from C. K. G. Billings ! and the Hays and Sheafer families. i Cabot Ward, Commissioner of Parks' for Manhattan and Richmond, has been ' told of the plans or Mr. Rockefeller, and together they have spent much time In working out a general treatment or tho big area. It was said that upward or! $10,000,000 will be spent by Mr. Jtocke- ' feller In the development of the property, i This Is the amount he has laid aside fori the purpose, it was said, but It does not mean that It will be all he Is willing to put into the park, which has evolved Into one of his leading public Interests. How Idrs OrlKlnntnl. Discussion of tho Inaccessibility of the Interstate Park to New York city by a group of several young women within hearing of Mr. Rockefeller about a year ago as he was travelling In a train to I Tarrytown Is said to have led to the pur-' chase of the Heights property and the development of the Idea of bringing to New York city the entrance to this park. Publicity which followed Mr. Billings's leasing of a twenty-seven room apartment on Fifth avenue and tho announce-, mcnt that Tryop Hall, his $2,000.000 ' property on Fort Washlngtor Heights, would be sold gave Mr. Rockefeller the opportunity to carry out the plan he had I In mind. Certain of the Billings property, since he had Information that Mr. Billings l would facilitate hla purposes In every way, Mr. Rockefeller took up tho purchase of the Sheafer and Hays prop-1 ertles In secret negotiations, tor he did ' not want his plans to get out. Tho Sheafer property, the northerly of the three, was the first to be purchased. Then the Hays property, between tho Billings and the Sheafer estates, was acquired. To complete his deal Mr. Rockefeller then took up the purchaso of the Billings property. This was only a few days ago. Mr Billings knewsof Mr. Rockefeller's plans nnd the story Is that he considers the transaction between hlmeelf and Mr. Rockefeller In the light- of a philanthropic deal. There was no bickering about the price or the like. Mr. Billings sold his estate to promote Mr. Rockefeller's plans. ren liny He Intended, Mr. Rockefeller's reluctance to discuss or even admit that he had purchased the property Is taken to mean that ho plans to extend to a great area the park which he will develop at the i,orth end of Man- j hnttan. It wa said yesterday It was possible that the donation to the city i would cover practically the entire ridge all the way from Tryon Hall to the end of the Inland. Most of this property has remained In a virgin state, because of the topography of the section, which has prevented builders from invading it to any great extent. Tryon Hall, Mr. Billings's fine estate. Is In the heart of the proposed park. On the highest point on Manhattan Island, it commands a view of tho Hudson River for miles up and down the river, over Long Island Sound and away across The Bronx and into Westchester county. Tryon Hall, and In fact most of the principal bulbJ!na on the estate. Is to be preserved In Mr. Rockefeller's, park plans. Tho dwelling, which Is built In the l,ouls XIV. stylo of architecture, seta out toward the edge of the plateau about 2.10 feet above Riverside Drive and probably twice that high above the level of the Hudson. It Is the most Impressive structure for mile along the river. The development of this property cost Mr. Billings nbout $2,000,000, independent of the cost of the property. Utilise Drsluned by Lowell. He began to accumulate tho estate a number of years ago. First he built a stable for his great trotting horses. Then he erected a lodge. The beauty of the spot grew on Mr. Billings until he decided to develop the property Into a formal residence. He bought adjoining property to the extent of 350 lots, all of tho site of the famous old Fort Trjon, a redoubt In the Revolutionary war. Guy Lowell designed tho house In the French style, with a big turret at the corner. Back of the Is a groat swimming pool and numerous stables, where were kept until threo years ago the best trotting horses in the world. It Is the Intention of Mr Rockfellcr, It was said yesterday, to preserve Tryon Hall nnd tho big swimming pool, but for what purpose was not mado clear. He also plans to preserve the Abbey Cnstle on the I lays) property, Just to the north of Tryon Hall, The castle Is now a hotel known ns the Abbey Inn. It was j built more than half a century ago by tho Hays family, which lias owned the property for more than twenty-live yearH. There aro 290 lots In the Hays estate. On It Is the famous Abbey Hill, over which automobiles are tested to show their hill climbing power. Just north of the Hays lots' Is the Sheafer property, an estate of 238 lots, bought by Walter S Sheafer twenty-five veins ago while State Geologist of Pent sylv.inln. The three properties com- prist about tirty-seven acreK, reaching , frou Broadway oer to Riverside Drive, and from 192d streot north to the drive, which turns to meet Broadway nt Dyck-1 man street. Ynrlit I.nildliltt Alio rqulrrn Besides these lots the Billings yacht landing near Dyrkman street, a big tract of land, has been acquired by Mr. Rockefeller, from which lie will operate the ferries to the various parts of the Inter-stale Park, There will be a number of Continued on Fourtetnth Pape. SWANN JAILS A GRAFT WITNESS Breckinridge's Chief Reliance Goes to Tombs for John Doe Hearing. ADMITS II H PAID MONEY "Notorious Collector,"' Suys District. Attorney, but Innocence. Ts Asserted. The nature of the charges which District Attorney Swann Is trying to make against his former assistant, Luclan S. Bre.'klnrldge, became somewhat less vague last night when Albert L. Wilson, described by Mr. Suann as a "notorious graft collector," was locked up In the Tombs as a material witness needed to testify beforelhe Grand Jury on Thursday In the case or Jacobs vs. John Doe. Wilson Is the man pictured by Mr. Swann last week as having paid money to Mr. Brocklnrldgo for manufacturers' Associations nt the time when Mr. Breckinridge, ns a special assistant to the District Attorney, was prosecuting a score of men lndl.ted for violence In strikes of garment workers. Jacobs Is Henry I.. Jacobs, a member of the Division Street Retailers' Association. John Doe's name will be changed to Luclan S. Brecklnrldpe in the olliclal papers If the Grand Jury Indicts Friend John. Admit Passing Money. The funny part of it Is that Wilson is also claimed as the chief witness for Mr. Breckinridge. The latter's counsel. Martin W. Littleton, gave the newspapers last night the gis.t of the story that Wilson had told lum and which Mr. Breckinridge corrohoiates. He admits that he passed money to Mr. Breckinridge between $400 and $500 but If his narrative Is true It makes the transaction entirely innocent. He says he formerly worked for labor leaders, then for manufacturers, and that he "got In bad" with both groups through the help he gave Mr. Breckinridge In the labor prosecutions. Out of a Job, he decided to open a small clothing store of his own. He went to Mr. Breckinridge for assistance and suggested thai the latter take the $400 or $500 that Wilson had saved, deposit It In his own bank and draw checks for Wilson, as the storekeeper needed to meet bills in hla business. This, according to the story, was done. Breckinridge 'says hp has the records showing the payments to Wilson. Wilson's counsel, J, Ward Follette. says he found Wilson on Friday, told Mr. Breckinridge about It and took him to Mr. Littleton Then the District Attorney got hold of Wilson and questioned him on Friday evening and all day yesterday, while Mr. Follette, who Is himself a former Assistant District Attorney, sat outside the District Attorney's office complaining that his client was being kept away from him. Taken Before n Judge. After 1 o'clock la.t evening, however, extraordinary procedure was started. Assistant District Attorney Kder, accompanied by Mr. Swann, took Wilson before General Sessions Judge Mulqueen nnd requested that Wilson be luid for the Grand Jury as a material witness. In which capacity Wilson had Uecn sub-po-nned. Mr. Eder made an affidavit, which was in part : "That A I I- Wilson is n i. terial and necessary witness on behalf or the people herein. In that he received and paid over moneys to the defendant (John Doe) for the purpose of Influencing his (defendant's) actions as a public officer." Mr. Eder further swore that he believed that unless Wilson was held by the court he would not nppear to testify before the Grand Jury. He said Wilson had told him he had Just returned from Bridgeport, where he had been looking for work, and Intended leaving for Detroit to seek a Job with the Ford Motor Company. Wilson also said, according to Edcr, "that a certain offei was made to him" on Friday last "to depart from the State of New York." "N'ntorlons Cirnft Collector," To reporters Wilson denied that lie had told Eder anything of the kind, nut he would not deny thnt he had paid noney to Breckinridge. In court Mr. Follette said he personally told Deputy Police Commissioner Scull on Filduy where Wilson could be found at his Lome, 20! West 140th stlii-t and that If Wilson had wanted to leavo the cits Me had ample opportunity to do o. "My client 'Wilson," Follette said lo Judge Mulqueen, "has been let erred to ns a notorious East Side graft collector." "Merely a notorious graft collector; not East Side," put In District Attorney Swann. Mr. Swann asked thnt Wilson be held In $1,000 ball. Judge Mulqueen said he would have suggested $10,000, but he granted the District Attorney's lequest and suggested that Wilson be locked up at Police Headquarters, llnliea L'nrpna to lit- Soauhl, "Police Headquarters is the last place he should be sent," protested Mr. Swann. "The Influence there " He did not finish tho sentence. Wilson was sent to tho Tombs, where he will have n private bedroom and sitting room nnd will receive $3 a day while locked up. It was too lute to get bail for him last night, Mr. Littleton asked Mr. Follette to get a writ of habeas corpus to-morrow, go licforo the Supremo Court and ask in effect what the District Attorney means by locking up Brpcklnrldge's principal witness. At his home lost night Mr. Littleton said ho had been ready to meet the District Attorney In a Magistrate's court or elsewhere, but as Mr, Swann seemed to be sparring for delay ho was going to tell the public Just what he had learned about tho Brccltlmidgo matter. Itt-liirned Vnluiiliirll) . "In the first plarc," Mr. Littleton said, "locking up Wilson Is a perfect pretence. Ho voluntarily returned from Bridgeport and at the Instance of Mr. Follette caino to my olllce yesterday (Friday) nnd met there, for tho first tlmo slnca this matter urose, Mr. Breckinridge, I tulked with Wilson before Breckinridge did, Then 1 called up Deputy Police Commissioner Scull nnd tol(l him Wilson was at my olllce, wasilng to his homo and was subject to tho summons of tho Continual or. Fourth Pnyr., TEUTONS ADMIT FOOD SHORTAGE Gei'inim Tress Openly Declares Conditions Are Almost Unbearable. UUItEAUCHATS IJLAMED More and More Drastic Curtailment of Supplies Is Hinted At. Sptcfal Cable Detpateh to Tim Sis. London, Jan. 6. The success of the British blockade and tho alarming economic conditions which have resulted are practically admitted now by the German newspapers, which openly discuss the danger of the Allies' starvation policy. Mojt of them urge the people to bear up under their privations and tighten their belts. The advice to bear sufferings silently Is not to the liking of the TacgUchc ltmulxchau, which espouses the people's cause, protesting against food restrictions. It says : "What are we to eat? As though the existing conditions weie not bad enough signs now appear that the food difficulties are about to be further accentuated. Little by little tne belief is spreading In Berlin that this will be arranged according to a preconceived official plan, so as to mould the population Into the acceptance of mass feeding, Wnuto HonrM.v r Stnlrmrnt. "We respectfully but energetically ask tho authorities to spare us such schoolmaster drill and tactics. Let them tell us honestly what they want of us. We shall yield Inevitably, as we have already yielded to so many privations and unieasonablo hardships. "However, no noble heart will bear, not even the noble, patient heart of the German people, the conditions In Berlin, which have become utterly unreasonable during the last few days Would we could for once take n lesso.i fiom the Americans and lynch a few of the bureaucrats who seem to have nothing better to do than to think out ever more impossible ordinances nnd legulations regarding the requirements of our stom achs. We can absolutely tear no fur-i ther additions to them." The Cologne VoMstrffunp, however,' takes a different view and says. , "Whatever the outcome, the German people. roust be prepared to suffer. If I our valor In the field avails us not against a world of enemies we must at! least preserve our valor nt home and be prepared to endure bravely whatever1 Ills fatu may have In store for us." , Ifrjtrs Canrnue on People. The Berlin Kreiittrlluni; says: "Wei are nut indifferent to the poignant suf-j rerlng of the German people. We would, I however, conjure nur countrymen not to i weaken, not to allow their nere to be slackened, not to behave like that air-1 man who after successfully crossing the Alps got killed through his machine coming into collision with a trcetop. This refers to a French filer, Capt. de j Beauchamp.l Our people should f ully i comprehend the derisive Importance of I the hour. When they do that they will I surely resolve to fight more energetically j than ever to attain victory, oblivious for the time of all discomfort or prnatlon." The llnmhurprr Sachrichtcn says: "Our enemies have discovered that Ger-) many cannot be conquered by force of! nr'ms and hence they hope to destroy her' economic existence and depilve her for-, ever of Independence. It cannot be de-i nled that this plan is more easily realized than our military annihilation. . England is adopting preventive measures j against our future export trade, the consequences of which, it is feared, even , by the most optlmWIi' in the most f.i- 1 vorablo conditions? it will requlie ear.s to recuver from and repair our eco-, nomle Injuries, without any possibility of a restoration of our former pros- , perlty. We shall be crushed beneath tile burden of war loans nnd Indemnities to , be paid to the victims of the war, who' number millions, and expenditures, civil . and military . which will be unavoidable on our letum to normal. j lminmli- Expansion the Need, "ThlH burden wilt be lighter for our enemies than for ourselves, especially i for England and Russia. While their immense ennilies are susceptible of un- 1 limited development, we shall succumb to the overwhelming forci s unless the, ' war brings us economic dominion over In very much, wider area than wo hold j at present." t The .ViinMriifsche jtlJorinrfiie 7'lluiift , sas: "We on not ciaun 10 oe uoie m foretell the futuie. Our desites nre growing more modest, while our aim seems to be disappeal Ing further and further In the distance. Neveitln less , our wishes and hopes will remain with I us that our Just rights will ! won eventually. They must be won If only we place our aspirations on a solid basis 1 of faith that can move mountains. Of more than that no man is capable." i A discussion of the food problem in the ISoilin Municipal Council is de-1 scribed In a despatch to Router's from Berlin by way or Amsterdam. At the end of the discussion two resolutions were adopted, the first Introduced by the Socialists demanding uniform distribution of food In tho towns and In the country and the adoption of steps to prevent pioducers from withholding supplies In order to Increase their prof-Its. Tho second resolution was offeicd by the Liberals and condemned the existing restrictions on the "buying of supplies by towns. Ilerr Wiierni. n Socialist, attacked Herr von Batockl, pinsldcnt of the Food Regulation Bonrd, whoso latest circular he described as n complete confession of the Impotence of the State before the farmer Hp added that even Field Marshal von HlnderburK's appeal to the producers hail been useless. Burgomaster Wermuth spoke pesslmlstlcnlly of Berlin's supplies and said that the official distribution officers had failed to regulate satisfactorily the disbursement of butter and luftk. He said supplies continually decline and had become alarmingly low nnd that tho potato situation would be unsatisfactory until February 15. Worst of rtll, tho Burgo-master hald, wer the lluctuatlons In tho various systems, which prevented communities from cooperating successfully. Sil No 1 -llont AVns Lost,, by wiieless, Jan. ti. The olliclal Admiralty statement denying the report that the German submarine U-4fi had been sunk off St. Naza(re, France, deiiarcH also that It is out of the question that any German Hiilmiaiino could have been .dei'troyitd In the circumstances related. $25,000,000 IN WAR BONDS U-BOA T TO Dr. Heinrich F. Albert Reports From Chicago His Success in Disposing of Issue Brought Over by Submarine Deutschland on Second Trip. Word was received yesterday from Chicago concerning a visit to that city recently of Dr. Heinrich F. Albert, commercial attache of the German Embassy, with the purpose of disposing of the greater part of between $25,000,000 and $30,000,000 worth of German Government war bonds. It is reported that war bonds to that amount already have been sold to German Americans. The bonds were brought to this country by the Deutschland, Germany's submarine merchantman. Important as were the bonds they were packed In the smallest posslblo compass, for space on the submarine Is extremely valuable. It Is said the bonds were subjected to hydraulic pressure and belns pressed together as closely as possible were sealed in tin boxes. These boxes were stowed away in the Deutschland. Upon the arrival of Capt. Koenlg and hla submarine nt New London, Conn., the bonds were shipped at once to the German Embassy In Washington. Sinned liy Von OeraatorfT. Fearing lest the submarine might be captured by the Allies. It Is said, the bonds were so phrased that they were of no value without the signature of Count von Bernstorff, the German Ambassador. Once the signature of Count von Bernstorff was put on the securities thoy were hnndeij to Dr. Albert to offer to sympathetic German Americans throughout the country. The negotiations for their sale were carried on quietly and only stanch pto-tietmans were approached and given an opportunity to subscribe. ' Dr. Albert Is Bald to be greatly delighted with the reception that the bonds received and is said to have had no great difficulty In disposing of them. In fact, It Is rumored that when the Deutschland comes In on her third trip WAR CLODD IN GREECE GROWS lleservists Blow Up Bridge to Block Boyalists Going lo Peloponnesus. Special lable Despatch to Tar. Sun liom the London Timet. London, Jan, 6. A special despatch to the Times from tho Greek island of Syra says that the newspaper ;cprr(nl says Greek reservists have blown up the bridge south of Larlssa to Impede the transport of Greek royalist troops to the Peloponnesus In accordance with the demands of the Allies, A delayed despatch from Sia says that the pressure of the Allies' blockade of Greece has been Increasingly felt. It is doubtful If the reservists can cope with the popular desire to be freed of the blockade at the price of any concession. "The real key to the situation," the despatch continues, "i the military situation In Macedonia. I understand that botli King Constantlne and IiIk Govern ment have had u'lbcouraslng news from t beyond Monastir, It Is considered Impossible for Von Mackensen to move on Monastlr for two months at the curliest. Therefore If the King broke with the Allies now lie would have to suppoit the conflict alone." Correspondents assert that potter Is passing Into the hands of the reservists, who are rxpected to break out again as on December 1, Sees dinner of War. The Mornlnrj Post's correspondent claims that the position In the Greek capital is such as to Indicate that Greece would shortly declare war oh the Allies. He writes: "It seemed evident from all Indications that the Athens Government is meditating some desperate stroke. The reservists are being secretly enrolled and notified to hold themselves In readiness to join specified regiments at an hour's notice, while measures regarding artillery and munitions are being extensively taken. "The newspapers, which nre now exclusively controlled by the Government, more than hint nt war, and demand thnt Greece mobilize. They declare that the blockade situation Is becoming Intolerable and that Greece is not disposed to allow herself by hunger to be rorced Into a weak acceptance or the Entente's nrbitrnry wishes. The allied Ministers have told the Government that the blockade will not be raised until the transfer of troops to tlie Peloponnesus Is fully completed." The attitude of the King Is divergently represented. According to some of the correspondents, the monarch is Inspired by hostility to the Entente nnd Is aiming to put the Greek army In the field on the side of tho Cential Powers, A Different View. The Chronicle correspondent, however, wilting under date of December 31, as-Berts that the King Is absolutely determined not to Join the wnr; that he Is optimistic regardliw tho outcome of tho situation and pci sunnily willing to ac-cejit tho conditions or the Entente. The Council of Ministers has approved a restriction of the dally rations and the appointment of a food dictator, eays an Exchange Telegraph Company despatch from Athens to-day. Arrests of persons accused of sedition, which had ceased for several days, havo been begun again, the despatch adds. News despatches quote passages from n nolo presented to tho Greek Government on December 24 by tho American Minister detailing the case of uu American citizen, Basil Saftls, who was arrested on December 2 as a revolutionist by Greek soldiers. The soldiers are said to have Ignored Sartls's American passports and to have taken 3,535 francs from his pocket, although after examination he was liberated. OCK.W HPBINOH (II'I.KI'OKT PAS C'HHISTIAN NKW Oltl.KANM. rhlrinlnc iiuir foait Hesorta rrarhfd tir HOUTIIKH.N IIAIIAVAY "N York & Kir l); leant laniltetl," . All inforiiiition .New lurk ()fnoe-:4 Fifth Are.-.trfr. ' GERMAN SOLD HERE; BRING MORE she Is likely to have still another batch of tho bonds for wealthy German Americans to buy. Attractive Interest Jtnte. The bonds are snld to pay an attractive rate of Interest, large enough to appeal to the buyers from monetar point of view as well as from a patriotic side. They aro said to be a part of a recent Issue of the German Government. The sale of these bonds is reported to be one reason why the exchange between the United States nnd Germany has been easier of late, while of course the peace rumors also have have had something to do with that. Germany sold about $10,000,000 of bonds that were offered through Wall Street banking houses last year. In addition the Government Is said to have sold other bonds for which German Americans subset Ibed last year. There it, a rumor that the Deutschland on her tirst trip brought over a batch of bonds which likewise were disposed of quietly. Xrtra SnrprWrs Financier. Leopold Zlmmermann of Zlmmermanu &. Forshay, the firm which Is selling Interim certificates calling for the delivery of German bonds after the war, said last evening that he did not know of any German war bonds being brought over in the Deutschland. "We nre selling at the present time Interim certificates calling for the delivery of German bonds after. the war," he Informed a icporter for The Sun. "You know at the present time we cannot get the actual bonds over here on account of the blockade. We Issue certificates, however, taking their place. The bonds which we sell aro 1,000 marks for $1S0. The bonds aro sold In denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 marks." Mr. Zlmmermann said that a quantity of American bonds were brought over on the Deutschland to be disposed of In this country. U.S. ATTITUDE AMAZES BERLIN Heply in Wilson Note Defended Germany Won't Yield to '"Beaten Foe." Special Cable Detpatch to Tin: Sl. London, Jan. 6. The followlnaj, which probably was circulated by the semi-official German Wolff Bureau, appeals in the leading German newspapers : "Tlie attitude of the American press in legard to our reply to President Wilson's note bailies comprehension. We have clearly expounded our view and have done all in our power to bilng the war to a necdy termination. Why then should we be oblWcd to publish our peace terms and iny them open to public Judgment when, conscious of our strength, we have given such a signal proof of our irood' will and sympathy toward the enemy? "The wot Id's history records no parallel case of a Power victorious ail along the line voluntarily wnlklnK aloinj the path of humility abating the violence of Its righteous anger against ,t tieacli-erous and Implacable Toe. Iloiie lo sit,,. Hamuli Life. "With tho object of saving a gieat part of the human race fiom annihilation we have held out the hand of good fellowship to the enemy, but If he re-fuses to accept it America cannot surely expect us to humble ourselves in the dust before a beaten foe. Even German altruism nnd beneficence cannot bo as far as that." The Berlin newspapers I.ohnl Amriyer and Vosfsric '.eltung, as quoted by the Copenhagen correspondent of the Ex-change Telegraph Company, state that any peace terms or the Central Powets which may have been placed in the hands or President Wilson did not come from official svmrres. Fuithermore. the news-palters state, it Is not the intention to give such tcnns to the President Germany, they say, Is re tdy to laj her terms on tlie table Ht n peace conference, but will not make President Wilson her confidant In uny such manner as was Indicated by the recent statement attributed to Count Julius Andrassy, for-mer Hungarian Premier and leader or the opposition. Second .Vote lo Entente. A second note to the tnte. which, according to the Lausanne Guzrttej, the Central Powers arc reported to be preparing, enumerates their conditions of pence, the newspaper says, as follows : First The evacuation of Belgium in exchange for the Belgian Congo Second The ovacuatlon of northern Franco in exchange for tlie German colonies occupied by the AWt. Third The creation of tlie Kingdom of Poland within the limits of the Grand Duchy or Warsaw, with the exception or the Province or Suwalkl. Fourth- The creation or the Kingdom or Lithuania, comprising the provinces or Vllna, Kovno, Grodno. Suwalkl and Courland, with thu retention or local autonomy. Firth The cession to Uussla or eastern Gallcla as Tar im the Illver San. In a written reply to a query by Deputy Van Best, says a Iteuter despatch rrom Tho Hague, the Foreign Minister, Dr. Loudon, said: "The Dutch Government has taken no steps ror the promotion of pence, being convinced that such steps In the present circumstances would not serve the Intended aim," THREE MORE SHIPS SUNK. I'rrsm of lirltlsli, Dnulsh and .Nnr-vrrKlnn Nlriiniera Smetl. London, Jan. Lloyd's Shipping Agency announces that the British steamer Carlyle. the. Danish steamer Naesborg and the Norwegian steamer Puma have been sunk, The crews were saved, . A1KKN Al'tilKTA AHIIKMI.I.l;. "Auuta Hpeiiil" dally 1 ,M p. m, Urawlna-roriii,. stateroom, Compart mrnt alfpptiit- car ltlnlnc car i-rire. MOUllU'.lIN It All. WAV s' OfniT-r:l Fifth Arr.-'rfr. STOCK SALES PROBE IN NOTE LEAK INQUIRY t Investigators to Scrutinize -Records of New York Exchange. NEWSPAPKK JINX AJtE CALLED TO TESTIFY Washington Correspondents 3Lnst Tell Source of Bear News. GAJiDXER SAYS TJl AIL LEADS TO WALL ST, Lansing. Tumulty, Uaruch, Lawson to Take Stand. asiiinoto.v, Jan. 6.-The tentacles the preliminary House Investigation! into the leak in connection with the pcaca note reached out to Wall Street to-day and the committee laid lts piang toT scrutiny of the mechanism of stock buy Ing and selling. It is the apparent pla of the Hules Committee to trace th cause of the recent Wall Street cataclysm by working backward through Its effects Instead of attempting to run down tha "leak" at the source. This plan or action was presented tos day by Ilepresentative Gardner. Masa ehusetts. the only witness to be heard. He Insisted that there was no question that the market was affected by peaca " rumors and that the principal question) before the committee was the method oj ascertaining how the effects were brought about. The inquiry appears to be directed to the following points: Tlie method by which the news of tha forthcoming peace note might have been sent out of Washington through the ordinary news sources. The method by which the Information was distribute,! t, financial circles in New York and elsewhere The stock market transactions in the few days preceding the sending of the peace note whiclt retlerted a bearish influence. To this end the committee has summoned to appear Charles s.tbln of New York, president of the (iuaianty Trust Company: the representatives In Washington or the Wall Street Journal, Flnon. rial America, the Central News Association und Tin: New Yonu Evksino Sr.N. .Indite Olfott lletnlned. Judge William 51. K. Ohott of N'ev York lias been letamed b Ilepresentative Gardner as counsel. The ticker representatives of the news dlsti lbutiug agencies also will h scrutinized. Later on It Is expected the committee will take up the sales tecords of the exchanges. I'pon motion of Itepresentatlvo Campbell, Kansas, u Republican, tho committee decided to-d.ty to order tho New York and Chicago exchanges to notify their membcis to preserve their sales slips from December 10 to December 22. Other witnesses who will be probably heard by the committer on 51onday aro Joseph P. Tumulty, who to. day notified Chairman Henry that he would be willing to appear. Secretary Landing, who also reported to Mr. Henry that he would nppear voluntarily, ma;, also be heard on the same day Ilert-ard Baruch will not be called until later, when the New York end of the alleged leak Is taken up The only reason for calling Charles S.tbln at this time was the fact that ha had mado plaits to go abroad next week. It Is understood that the committee's purpose in calling Mr. Sabin is to get to the bottom of the peace report which ho received last autumn. Tho main feature of Mondav's sesston or the Investigation will be the exaniiin. lion of Thomas W. Law-son of Bosto... whoe charges against members of Congress wero made the occasion for tho resolution Introduced by Representative Wood. The Boston financier undoubtedly will be put through a severe cross-examination by the committee, both minority and m.ijoritt memlicis of which appear to be determined to show that the charges or Mr Lawsou were unjustified Correspondents lo iVstlfj-, Tlie decision of tlie committee to investigate tlie activities of the Washington correspondents connected directly or indirectly with financial publications and ticker distribution services was duo largely to the efforts of some of the Democratic members, who intimated that the report of the coming peace not originated at a confidential conference, of Secretary Lansing with a number of i,ewspaicr correspondents Representative Gardner also laid stress upon this phase or the proposed inquiry. lie mentioned In tills connection an aitlcle in Tiik N'kw Youk Evkmnii si-n on De-cemeber 20 and a report sent out on tho samo day by the Dow Jones Ticker Service. At the same time 5Ir. Gardner said In Ills rormal Matement to the committee that the downward tendency In the stock market made Its first appearance between 12:111 anil l:t.", on December IS. Mr. Gardner said that Judge Olcott of New York, who was unavoidably absent to-day, would pieseut to tho torn-mlttee a complete comparison of tho course of prices on the New York Stock Eu'hangt' side by side tlth a statement of the news and rumoi'H from Washington. Tills, lie snld, would Indubitably prow the existence of a leak. This testimony dlterted the trend of the investigation fiom tlie earlier rumors connecting the leak with officials In Washington. Tho emphatic denials of the officials mentioned yesterday tended still further to lend the committee to bellevo that more was to be gained by working at tho atock market end. Mr. Gardner htld stress upon the fact that Ills inndut't had been actuatej laiguly by the feeling existing throughs out the country that members of con grcss had been vrry unscrupulous, lo say

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