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The Wilmington dispatch. (Wilmington, N.C.) 1916-19??, January 11, 1918, Page 1, Image 1

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; " - js; t , P t;v "A " ' -tv- ,x:rvr": v----t .r;:. -;-,;,-.,;;.-., WEATHER urth and South Caro- Rain or snw lina Read : Dispatch - ' v-" co'.der tonignt, V and cold wave, generally fair Business ' Specials liiiii -if I xOL, XXi V NO. 2. , gSussii 10 BE CONTINUED AT BREST-LITOVSK Russian Demands that Stock holm Be Scene of Negotia tions Was Refused TREND IS TOWARD SEPARATE PEACE As Allies Have Failed to Come in Central Powers Will Deal With Bolsheviki Ger man Comment Bitter Peace negotiations between Russia and the Central Powers will be con Untied at Brest-Iiltovsfc, according to information at Amsterdam apparent ly despite a vigorous protest by Leon Trotzky. the Bolshevik Foreign Mkv, later, who heads the Russian delega tion. At the opening of the new sit ting of the conference Trotzky de manded that the delegates go to Stockholm. Premier Lenine, before leaving Pe trograd ostensibly for Finland, but probably for Stockholm for confer cnces with Austrian and German So cialists, declared that if the Cenr. tral Powers do not accept Russian peace terms, the Bolsheviki will de clare war against Germany. He ex pressed fear that preparation would have to be made for hostilities. The establishment'' of a separate peace with Russia apparently is the preesnt aim of " the' Central Powers. According to Amsterdam dispatches, Count Czernin, the Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister, told the' peace con ference at Brest Litovsk that inas much as Russia's Allies had : not re plied to the invitation -to take part in the negotiations. ar separator- peace is now the question ;i&tii6..'-Wml9. opposing the transffoJ&'lheace to a neutral' coujorjiCuntvCJzernin is said Jjo, have K dclad hatf fcissians were animated by the fsame Intentions ' as tSJtPsentatCTof the Central Powers, tno resuit,tOt the negotiations would be, satisfac tory. . . -: v Initial comment in the Austro and Germans comment on President Wil son's message is bitterly hostile. His program is declared to be unaccep table and ofte pan-German paper says it is "more brutal still," than the recent statement of Premier Lloyd-eGorge. The President is ac cused of desiring to hinder the Brest Litovsk negotiations, and Vienna newspapers declare that his peace conditions are such as could only be imposed on the Central Powers if they were defeated completely. : British troops in the Arras area ex ecuted successfully three raids into the German lines. Many casualties wer einfiicted and prisoners were ta ken. On the remainder of the front in France the artillery on both sides is active, especially in Flanders, in the Arras-Cambrai area in, Cham pagne, and northeast of Verdun. The artillery fighting on the Northern Italian front is less intense being most marked east of the Brenta. Discussion of the French govern ment's diplomatic conduct of the war will be heard in the Chamber of Deputies today. The government has announced that it will accept such discussion. IN THE DON DISTRICT Grouping Around General Kalendiries - Alexieff is Looming Up . London, Thursday, Jan. 10! A ma jority of the Cossacks and the popit- iuon of the Cossack district are lumping themselves around the Don Military government under General Kaledines, according to a special dls Pftch from Petrograd. General Kaledine's principal ainfis not to fight the Bolsheviki, but to con solidate democratic and republican Power of the Don district. eGneral Kaledines principal aim is commander-in-chief around whom has fathered a corps of some 25,000, of ficers, has considered it necessary to organize a struggle against, the . Bol seviki on an all-Russian plan and to "fcate in Russia a. moderate liberal sime. Monarchial Drincinles : are said to be very strong among the Alex ltffs -rout). - . General Kaledines and his party op Woe General Alexieff in'his desire to utJhz the Don government- against Ve, Bo,sheviki and is willing to In 'aae in the Don government repre- -ntativfs of all the democratic or' -izations in order 4 to' bring an.end BACKS ORGANIZING war. GERMAN PRESS IS BITTERLY HOSTILE "lN?tGliiT ident's' Messasre Doesn't Take Well in Teutonic ; N Circles DECLARES HIS PEACE TERMS UNACCEPTABLE Only a Defeated Nation Would Agree Says Of Another Says President is Worse than I4oyd-George Amsterdam, Jan. 10. The Vienna newspapers; according to dispatches irom tnat city, consider President Wilson's proposed peaca conditions such as could only be imposed If the quadruple alliance was completely defeated. The ... Frexhdenblatt. in deolarinK them unacceptable says: President Wilson's message re veals clearer than Uoyd-Geeorg's speech the intention of orn enemies to let Russia continue to bleed for the selfish alms of thelEentente." ''President Wilson Is Buperior even to ; Lloyd-George In his capacity for deceiving the nations President Wil son intersperses his 14 points with popular principles In order to de ceive - the i masses who do not know our conditions. The message also. of course, aims at breaking up thi negotiations at BreskSLdtovsk. "President Wilson says that the time for conquest and aggrrandize- ment has gone. by -of course, for the Central Powers,, not for the Entente. He admits that RSissia ': Is impotent and helpless. He cannot . deny that the Central Powers!- proposals are capable, of . jaiaeinteretation; yet he continues clandertng war .Tn e Neues Weiner Tageblatt says : President x Wilson must vbe, mde f4wlarit6'dentiic -that It is use less " to try . to win over tne Central Powers for. the 'Entente's plans of disruption and disintegration. Austria-Hungary will be master of its own houce. Our peoples do not need Mr. Wilson's protectorship. If Pres ident Wilson is unable to appreciate the justice Of the Central Powers' standp.-tt; we can but patiently wait, for it will not bo much longer before our enemies learn to sift the impos sible from the possible." . The Neues WeinSr Journal argues that President Wilson's i demand for erects a new amxzfiflfCvbgkqjjppjpp the restitution of Alace-Lorraine erects a new barrier.' Die Zeit also, declares that this de mand cannot be discussed and that interference with the monarchy's af fairs is inadmlssable, but notes with joy, that the enemy . is "coming down." " "Some one now is wanted," adds the paper, "to help on the modera tion a few more degrees. Then per haps a proper level will be reach ed, when our opponents will regain their senses and be willing to ne gotiate." The Reichspost calls President Wil son's 14 points a simple enumera tion of the Central Powers well known wishes, but accuses him of "seeking to hinder peace negotia tions at Brest-Iitovsk." WOMEN WIN FIGHT IN HOUSE OF LO RDS London, ' Jan. 11. The morning newspapers welcome heartily the de cision of the House of Lords on wom an suffrage, which gives the vote to about 6,000,000. and ends of the long wrangle which has troubled the coun try for years. - .It is true that the third reading of the bill is yet to be taken and a mo tioa"to .submit the question, to a ref erendum is to be disposed of but it is rM "believed that this has any pros pects of success, even if pressed to aj vote. . - ' STORM WARNING. 4- ' j ' TZie following was received to- Lday by the local Weather Obaerv- er from the Weather Bureau in 4 Washington: "Hoist southwest storm warn- 11:30 a. m. on Gulf Coast 4 from Tampa to Key West and on 4' Atlantic Coast, .Miami to George- town, South Carolina; also south- east warnings from Southport, North Carolina to Fort Monroe. 4 Severe storm over Southern Mississippi 's moving hortheast. Winds will become strong. south- erly tonight, shifting to west and 4 northwest Saturday and continu- ing strong with cold wave." - ; WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY i .. A ! 91 8 One TOWN SHAKES READY FORJMERICANS Communication Branch ot Army Will Have Most Com fortable Quarters A city of Central France, Thurs day, aJn. 10. Although the influx of nunareis or staff officers belonging to the lines of communication branch of the American army has not yet begun and their transfer from Paris here is supppsel to be a deep secret, this beautiful liftle , city In Central France s slreaiy4ware that it will Rn h KAank a iuaa Nprenarations te-lha -advt t : thl -dredLj officers, and 'twice as many as sistantsV clerks, ; civilians, and mili tary workersare' almost completed. They will find themselves quarter ed "for the duration of the war" in one of France's healthiest and most beautiful cities. mm AB available hotel rooms have along the South Appalachians, but been engaged and private' houses elsewhere East-of the Mississippi have been rented until thit end of river temperatures have changed but the war. Rooms also havebeen en- little. Heavy snow is forecast for gaged in private homes for additional the Middle Atlantic States for to officers who may come here. . . night and Saturday with rain along The new headquarters wiU from- the. South Atlantic coast and inter the outset be operated with a view ior districts. to the greatest possible comfort , of the men and the least possible dis turbance of local conditions. One of the first moves will be to Install a "sales commissary" at which food stuffs brought from America will be sold at less than the local market prices, if possible, so that the pres ence of the Americans will not have the effect of forcing up prices, to the distress of the inhabitants. The American officers have found the mayor anT other city officials ready for co-operation in the fullest degree. The quarters, in the main, have been ' secured by the mayor, who asked the citiezns to show, their patriotism by giving up a portion o their houses to their American Al lies. The payment will be liberal and not on the one-f anc per ' day ba flq if in war zone towns where bil leting is the system with this official maximum. The Red ' Cross and Young Men's Christian Association ,have already established branches here. A Secretary Handled Without Gloves By ; Members of In vestigating Committee Washington, Jan. 11. Secretary Ba ker's examination today before tne Senate Military committee was warm ed up by a rapid cross fire of questions by Senators of both parties who did not agree with the generally favor ably view of war-preparations depict ed by Mr. Baker's statement of yes terday. The Senators said his declaration that war supplies were adequate would, mislead the country. . Senator Weeks declared the country would be "lulled to sleep by a statement of facts tnat don't exist." a - . '. Mr. Baker explained that he meant to convey only the impression that all the men ready for the fighting line were adequately equipped. , V- Senators Wadsworth ana Weeks.'Me publicans ' and Senators Chamberlain- and mtcncocK, uemocrats, tooic tne lead in cross examining the Secretary and at .times handled-' hinv without gloves. . " - 4 , s , ' . r V ' AKR UNDERGOES Wt MNAT1 FULL LEASED WIRE, SERVICE HELPING HAIG WIN THE F LANDERS "'T,,WVWW of the big British guns moving lip to !A SEVERE GOLD WAVE IS MOVING THIS WAY Expected to Hit Carolina Sat- i urday Night Storm Warn ing Issued Washington, Jan.- 11. Forty-two below zero in North Saskatchewan and a line of zero temperature ex- tending into Northwest Texas were reported today to the Weather Bu- reau. tJ . f The cold wave Hs morning contjn aes 0ver tne Plains States and had extended into the,. Missouri and low- Arkansas -v?ay th Wst, Gult erfr!f4tF;e to- night, and v Saturday, it wul rftpread fro !: mthe Ohiv Valley southward, reaching Virginia and the Carolinas by Saturday night. Considerably warmer weather pre vails in the East Gulf States and Storm warnings are displayed on the Gulf coast from Brownsville to Key West and northward along the Atlantic coast to Fort Monroe. PLANS FOR BANKS TO Fl Steps Taken to Prevent An other Serious Sugar Short age in ,the Country New. York, Jan. 11. A plan under which NewTork banking interests would -finance the next Cuban sugar crop, involving, expenditure of a sum as high as . $150,000,000 is under con sideration here, it was learned to day. . ! .. . ' ; . The importance of assuring. the country an adequate supply of sue together with shipments, required by the Entente Allies was placed before 'a bankers committee by the Interna tional Sugar committee, acting for the Rational Food Administration: If the. plan matures as the com mittee desires, 'money will be assur ed ' tc finance the next crop in Cuba, expe ted toi be the largest in the his-, tory yf the island republic . Another sugar shortage " such as the ne of recent weeks would per- haps be averted.- Lqdal bankers, it was ; asserted to day, hvould not 'be likely to' take the suggested action without the con sent of. the ' Federal . Reserve Bank, .but t was assumed here that this woul I be forthcoming, inasmuch as it wks the national food administra .Uon which suggested the nlant It was believed also - the government .would make 'every - effort to supply the tonnage to transport the s.ugar to -American ports. B inkers interested in the plan hav i conferred here with members of the international- sugar , commit tee. - Charles M. Sabin, president of the Guaranty Trust Company,, is chairman of the Bankers . committee: considering the plan. No indication was given today as to how 'soon this committee .would report to ; the. usmt NANCE SUGAR CROP C3k MX the. battle-line. AMERICAN TROOPS NOW He Declares the Chasm Be tween Belligerents Too Wide to Bridge London, Jan. .11. Winston Spencer Churchill, British minister of muni tions addressing the American Lunch eon Club today, made a powerful ap peal for the, sending of American sol diers toBurope as quickly as possible and in Sparge, numbers as possible. The reception of Premier -Lloyd-George and President Wilson's j was aims by the Central Pokfcra. thrmsn. ister dGteredh9wea.-- rrarb na FKigenKmtai,5prtfc(SeaHhAt rTreaf Britain anSthe UnitedtateS having issuedf theff war alms? . they must now bend . every effort to the practical work of enforcing them' on the' enemy. "We have found a complete agree ment on our waf aims," Mr. Church ill said, "so letvus concentrate ont whole souls on practical measures whereby those alms. may be achlevedyf England must melt all her resources, he continued, into War work. -Womea must draw nearer to the firing slides and do more manual labor to telieve working men f 01 the ranks otthe army. Rations, he said, must ibecut down. " "The only way to shorten theisilfr fering and tonaent," the Minister as serted, "is to increase the pace. STORM WARNING FOR CHURCHILL WANTS MORE THE CAROLINA COASTlT?niiesser-challnge4rthe - r$te- -t WasMngton, JAn. 11. duthyest storm warnings were issued' by the Weather Bureau today for the GtOfl coast, from Tampa to Key West and the Atlantic coast- from Miami . tp Georgetown, S. C, and southeiaat storm - warnings from Southport, N. C, to Fort Monroe. ' Warnings from Cedar Keys, Fla., to Bay St. Louisf Miss., were changed to northwest. . . : - A severe storm was eentral this morning, over Southern ; Mississippi moving nprtneastt im rm in um OF EARLY COLLAPSE Her Affairs, Both Internal and External Reach a Most Serious Stage Amsterdam, Jan, lO. Germany was never in such danger of collapse from ' internal " and external difficul ties as at present, ' says the - corr' spondent in Germany of- the Tiji in an anlysis of the existing situation. The : political struggle concentrated around Foreign Secretary' vonKuehl mann has been reflected fin violent scenes in the main committee of the Reichstag. Public action of; the So cialist minority cannot longer be re sisted and even', should , mllitarfsm gain a temporarjr Victory - the " corre spondent 'thinks reaction will' follow quickly. - rr';f:H- Russia's .example is said to already have Infected popular and Jmilltary circles.- ' ? ''J'.T--i The food question, national mourn ing, the v dislocation of ' industry, the growing .desire" for ' peace and . fear of a new offensive -on the West threaten to lead to a tragic phase th, enegotiations at BresMJtovsk ; fail and in that s case a domestic.-? explo sion is inavitable. . ;;VH' - . , - - SUFRAGISTa OPEN C1PM Advocates of "Votes for Wo men" a Step Nearer Their Goal BARELY PASSED IN THE LOWER HOUSE House Last Night Adopted Suffrage Resolution by Vote of 274 to 136, the Two Thirds' Necessary Washington, Jan. 11. Woman suf frage was a step nearer realization to day as the result of the victory in the House last night when a resolu tion was adopted authorizing submis sion to the States of . the Susan B. An thony amendment for ' national en- i franchisement of women. The resolution was sent to the Sen ate today and suffrage champions at once began their campaign in the up per house. Recent polls of the Sen ate indicated that the necessary two- thirds could not be mustered there and a vote may not be forced until advocates find they have the strength with which to put it through. The resolution as radbpted follows: Joint resolution-, proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United' States extending the right of suffrage to women: Resolved, by the Senate and House, etc., .two-thirds of each house concur ring therein that the following . ar ticle be proposed to . the Legislatures o-fthe, several States aa an amend- i 1 . ia. - -i . a. a y AH jk Ol iqb aaverw isiaies , ats .au uiueuu- ed States Vhich, when ratified .by three-fourths,-ot'aid; Legislatures, shalL bevalid as part of-'said-cahsti- - Acle' oitJtetis. or thetTnftedStafes Bhall.:45edeniedf orf -abridged:. ?4 thfe .lInftftd' States orrbr anv state o&f account of' sex. 4 ? Section" 2. x Congress shall have-poiv-ertJ by; appropriates legislation, to en force the provisions : of tiis article. ftrfinrnttamiit moria fAmUnit th! 1 jtanguageywas ; beaten,; Representative j a-n-A nf nhin- tHii nffrRjtsfnllys to . put"; on It .the same .limitation, ;iarrjUfil by the 'resolution : f or the prohibition constitutional -v.. amendment; A - that; Bust be- ratified ;by4theH States 'thtn seven years' from, Update tt It eubrJ mission, ;V ReprespntaliveLoores; .jpf Indiana; sougMta'ate;;rfereridnm Ot-speciaiconvention,- ia -.eactC State. rcguireaV. ' The ;Gard- amendment's rejected, 153.16 46, mnd ttte'leores r-"VvTittvUie--fljii 4vote' jame- on" 43the TtttAentn.r1v inonnlntrA:: v uf i ? South Carolina," who appeared Jate Jn, roll-alI and said he'had no't h!eard hi nam0 failed. Mr. :; DomliUc -toft the Speaker he was In the hall and listen ing; nd did not hear his name "called. Hiteyote' was then recorded4 v f The- watched the "votepre pared to cast his own into' the breach if -necessary.- ' - ' -t't ; One more negative vote.rlhe" ex i plained afterward, as he chuckled-ov-rvthe --victory, ouldValrfe'- changed the opening speech v and MIsaMay olution would have been5, lost ln which et exit -1 rtitct hve -directed thft ;lerk to 'call tsxt name and ttbat" woul4 Aave been' just sufficient to carry it.?. ; Of the total membership of 435-there were 410 members who voted, Their line-up follows i , ,-.'(.'. ? For the resolutlon-4emocTat3, . 104 1 Republicans, 165; miscellaneous, ,5; total, 274. " ' ' ' ' ' Against the resolution Democrats, 102; Republicans, 33;: Progressive, 1; TotaI,x136. , Urgent orders had been given by the leaders to bring in everybody pos sible. When Representative Mann walked slowly to his accustomed' place as. leader of the Republicans, applause ring over the House, members from all sides :' rushing over : to - him "an? Speaker Clark broke a precedent by announcing from ; the rostrum that he was sure everybody in the House Wel comed him back. There were two women on the floor during ftho con test,: Miss Jeanette Ranklnt of - Mon tana, who as : representative of - a suf fragist State was' accorded the court tpsy of not only cbntroillngone-fourth of the time of debate,- but' of makingl the I opening speech and; v Miss May "Offterdinger, jf 2this f city ; who ;as er, the victory, "wpuld - have changed tee, sat beside- its chairman, Repre sentative. Raker, fcf ; California. .. , :' a The" Hotise met at 11 o'clock; ye terday morning, ap . hour earlier than Usual, and began cpssideratlon of the resolution uftder 'an agreement ' to close ; general-debate; and begin vot ing; on amendnientsvat. 6 .o'clock .'in when the final roll call; began, and Just ' 45 minutes later when Speaker Clark announced v the 'results v .XContlnuedJ on "Page - Eight) JOIN THE UPPER HOUSE PRICE FIVE CENTS; Ml CENIlM Czernin Declares it is Nowa ii T- . T- 11-- drJM '.' lviatter oetween Doisnevua s 1 , and Teutons 1 -.' - , f f? DECLINE TO MOVE TO NEUTRAL POINT! P.ormono atr if R 11 oi a . Peace it Can Be Made at ti l Brest-Litovsk as Well ailj? at Stockholm n fM TERMS WITHDRAWN- i4 Amsterdam, Jan. , Jan. 11. The Cen-: ..t-.l'Si w trai .rowers nave wiinarawn uieir MAv A J . . . A 1 . . . t M 1 a -i peace terms made public atithe J klp Brest-Litovsk conference ; on " Deii cember 25, it was announced by M' Dr. Von Kuehlmann, the German i'm-m Foreim Secretary, in his speech S f at the Brest-Litoysk conference"; w witn tne itussians yesieraay. f jt. Owing to the non-acceptance 4 by all the enemy powers of those .4 terms, Dr Von Kuehlmann sta-.1 4 ed, that document had "become, null and void." . 4 Amsterdam, Jan. ll.--Cotmt.'Czert nin, the Austro-Hungarlan . Foreignij conference at Brest-Litovslc 6m ;S J Thursday; . said, that ' asj Russia's Al j lies. haonotreplied6Vttexinta? i tion Jty ; participate in 'thd lnesotla,; i;; .tJpns,:JIlsJiiowi auctooiitbtf'l-ij1 Sehtraix country attat aia tnat if, 'the$ Kussmns. were animated by the Bame tentions .as tne central rowers, the rasuit - or tne negotiauons wouitt oe satisfactory. If not; responsibility for;; war would fall exclusively on the J KUSSlanS. von Kuehlmann, the .German oreign Mmisier, saiane xonsiaerea ; J . 9 - A. m ' a that the difficulties wnich, had' inter- rupted the- - previous . negotiation -1! . .i. Mm I 1 - A- a - m . r. were noi sumciuui, lu jusuiy ,xue-xaiit ure of the peace work and . a ; pre- sumable resumption of hostiliUes,. H ; said, that it was ; the fixed: and un changeable determination; ?otUhe; Central Powers not. to conduct Z else where tfie peace negotiations . begun at Brest-Litoysk. :y . l &e. -j; A Brest-Litovsk dispatch , giving; an account of the sessfca yesterday- says, it- was .opened with all. the' delega tions- including, the "TJkrainiansi are: f -(Continued" on Page Eight) Report Made - of Sinking p . Jacob Jones by Geraia i Submarine St Washington, Jan. 11. Secretary Daniels made public today ya: Vtfunv,' taary of the official report of Lieu? tenant Commander David .W,V Bagley on the sinking by a German submaV rine or the American destroyer Ja cob Jones on December, 6, when two officers and 64 men lost ? their lives, t Commander Bagley gives unstinted praise to the behavior of .officers and man and : AflnAalW Dim lymnA a; sYiv ' . . ,k ,i - - ' nae 10 of them. ' I i' The submarine, the report Vi'say.v': j was not-: sighted until 15 , minutes aff ; ter tre destroyer had t gone" ; down, ; ; but the vtorpedQ? was r sighted." half; a 1 J mile from .' the ship, and Lieutenant ' ' ; S. F. RkofficerofthedeckV'httHH afterwards J died from, exposure, Im- 1 1 mediately ordered -a nianeuverH to I avoid 'helngtruckiThe- i however, was too .near to allow ; the ; . I destroyer .4pcleaivl5;an4iltbnlck:t;,; fair , witlt fjheayy explosioiul?; The "-Jj.' ship quickly , settled by Oie stern 'and J 1 j thi engine roonioon: was t flooded. 4 Most dftheiimen.-not iMHed Vbyi: the xplosiotv got clear of the ship and ' J reached rafts - or wreckage." ';.:v ":r?- -v ' -Eight minutes s after- the -, torpeda struck at 4:21 p., m., the-Jones sank stern first. Efforts -were made" td col-' lect the- survivors in a motor: dory and, the nearest 'land was headed for to secure "aid for r the remainmg , sur : vivofs on: the rafts. ';; -, After 23 hours the dory sighted a patrol;, vessel ? and ' the commander : of i;i the patrol station; reported to Com-, mander Bagley that. the-otJier! ! tt v vivors all had been rescued,' . , - . m I .v.t- i t I si Mi ' i; ; 't .- ' r :;; I: J

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