THE ASHEVILLE CITIZEN THE WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY. CITIZEN WANT ADS BRING RESULTS VOL. XXXTTT, NO. 323. ASHEVILLE, N. CL, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1917. PRICE FIVE CENTS 01 3 6 10 RUSSIA WITH 'S O N OF 0 Kerensky, Speaking of Con spiracy and Plot De mands His Removal. LVOFP ARRESTED AS AN ACCOMPLICE General Kornlloff Demand Ing Supreme Power Be comes New Menace. WILL MADE BY MRS KING IN tm HAS BEEN MADE AND NOW IN ATTORNEY'S HANDS Aged Mother of Deceased Again Grants Interview to Press Representatives and Makes Some Interesting Statements Late Developments In Case. Whose Melon ? FETROCTRAJD, Btrpt 10. Members of the Russian cabinet today told The Associated Press that the provisional government regards General Kornl lofTs pronunclamento demanding: ab saints control in army affairs as an act of rebellion which must be ruth lessly suppressed. The government u was added, believed It had enough loyal troop and the support of the Russian people to enable It to put down the Kornlloff movement Ker ensky has demanded KornllofTs re moval as head of the Russian armies. The members of the provisional government In the conversation with The .associated Press refused to be quoted by name. They stated that the ministers had reached an agree ment regarding the following; points of view! The government regards General KornllofTs pronunclamento as an act of rebellion, as a dangerous adventure and a threat to the revolution and liberty, which, unless the ultimatum Is withdrawn must be ruthlessly sup pressed. "The government has no doubt that It has at Its disposal sufficient loyal troops and the overwhelming support of the population to enable It to execute this problem. "The government had decided to re organize Itself, placing all power In the hands of a small group of leading men. Charge Conspiracy. "The government regards General KornllofTs attempt further as essen tially counter-revolutionary and aimed at the restoration of the despotlo re gime. "Vladimir Lvoff. who was arrested, was Arst Imprisoned in the winter palace but now has been under a heavy guard to the Petropavlevsk fort ress." Concerning the details and develop ment of KornllofTs rebellion, the ministers of the provisional govern ment refuse to make public the de tails but The Associated Press, from fragmentary sources, has been able to collect the main facts. At 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, after Premier Kerensky had inspect ed a deputation of Russian soldiers from the Balkans, Deputy Lvoff called him by telephone and demanded an interview, declaring that his mission was of great Importance. M. Kerensky refused to receive M. Lvoff, but later in the afternoon did reoeive him whereupon Lvoff declared that he had come as General Kornl lofTs plenipotentiary In order to de mand the surrender of all power Into KornllofTs hands. M. Lvoff said that SYNOPSIS OF DEVELOPMENTS. Will of Mrs. Maude A. King found to be in possession of a Chicago attorney. It was made in 1914. Mrs. Anna L. Robinson brands as forgery any paper purported to have been signed by her and which authorized the dissolving of a $135,000 trust fund in Chicago. P. C. McDuffie, attorney employed by Mrs. Robinson, is expected to reach Asheville from Atlanta at 1 1 o'clock today to consult with Mrs. Robinson. Mr. McDuffie will demand of Gaston Means the surrendering of the famous second will of the late Mrs. King's husband. Mrs. Robinson denies that she wrote letter to Mme. Pauline, New York masseuse. I J, HI meuo, ptch ; ifl "in GREAT WAR TAX BILL PASSES AFTER 1NTHSJFDEBATE Now Goes to Gonf erencej With Enactment Likely in Two Weeks, PROVIDES FOR LEVY OF $2,400,000,000 Special Newspaper Taxes and Zone System Are Killed in Senate. ' WHILE NEW DANGERS THREATEN THE KERENSKY REGIME RUSSIAN FORCES 'i - MAKE STRONG EFFORT TO STEM ADVANCE "Death Battalion" Reported to Have Defeated the Germans Thirty Miles North of Riga. General tadorna Continues to Hammer Away at the Austrian Positions With More or Less Success. French and British Active. V (Continued on Page Two.) IS Is Charged With Having At tacked Government War Policies for Months. EDITOR TAKEN. rxiiLiAjjEjijifixLA, sept, iv. in a raid on The Philadelphia Tageblatt a German language newspaper which Is charged with having attacked govern' ment war policies for several months past, federal agents tonight arrested the editor and business manager and confiscated large quantities of corre spondence, files and documents. The prisoners, who are charged with vio lating the espionage act, are Dr. Mar tin Darkow, editor, and Herman Lemke, business manager. Warrants also have been Issued for the presi dent, treasurer, editor-in-chief and an editorial writer. The government agents In one war rant charge certain members of the stait with "wilfully making and con veying false reports and statements .with the intent to promote the success of the enemies of the United States, while the United States is at war with the Imperial German government." According to government officers The Tageblatt on Saturday published stntoirents instructig Germans in this country how to evle the postal laws and forward lettea to Germany. In these etatem en tsy government officers say, a man de.rlbed as H. Issel h'irs'.. care of t-fa German Aid society, Stockholm. 8wden," was given as the oitlrial who would see that communi cations addressed to German destlna i ticha -would arrive unsuspected by American or allied censors. Since the beginning of America's entrance into the war The Tageblatt has published daily editorial attacks on President Wilson and the govern-, ment's war policies, government offi cers said. The draft was ridiculed and men were urged to resist its enforce ment, it is alleged. The raid today follows an announce ment from Washington that the gov ernment intended to take drastlo ac tion against all foreign language news papers - circulating anti-war propa ganda. . Another phase of the now famous case growing out of the death of Mrs. Maude A. King at Concord, N. C, on August 29, was brought to light in Asheville, yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Anna L. Robinson emphatically declared at Grove Park inn, that any paper purported to have been signed by her and which authorized the dissolving in Chi cago of a $135,000 trust fund, was a rank forgery nothing else. x The $135,000 is said to have been Mrs. Robinson's share of a $250,000 trust fund .placed about three years ago in a Chicago trust company in the names of Mrs. Robinson and her two sons, by their late daughter and sister, Mrs, Maude A. King. Repudiates Paper. It has been published in Chicago that in 1916, Gaston B. Means, then confidential business representative of the wealthy widow, appeared in Chicago, and, on behalf of his principal applied to the Chicago courts that the $135, 000 trust fund be dissolved. Before this was done, there (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO.) L HUGH L SCOTT. CHIEF OF STAFF OF ARMY, REACHESRETIREMENTAGE Speculation H'Je 23 to Whether or Not He Will Be Shelved. STILL ACTIVE. WASHINGTON, Sept. 10. With Major-General Hugh L. Scott chief of staff of the army, reaching retirement age this month, speculation has be gun at the war department as to whether he will be retained on ac tive service under the war time emerg ency provisions of the law and con tinue in office. Secretary Baker declined today to say what course he contemplated. There are indications, that General Scott will pass on the retired list, al though he may be asked to continue. on active duty and undertake some special work. In this event. Major- General Tasker H. Bliss, assistant chief of staff and acting head of the army when General Scott was with the Root commission in Russia, may be ap pointed chief of staff although he too will reach the retirement age in a few months and probably would be suc ceeded by a younger officer. General Scott has not resumed all of his duties as chief of staff since his return from Petrograd. General Bliss continues to exercise most of the func tions of the office, possibly because there are many aspects of the expan sion of the army with which General Scott must -familiarise himself again because of his long absence. It is known that General Scott would welcome an active command In the field. In view of his distinguished services on many occasions and the known high regard for him entertain ed by President Wilson and Secretary Baker It appears probable that an ef fort will be made to gratify his wishes should it be determined to relieve him of his staff post. ENW WAITS FORI REPLY FROM SWEDEN IN Believed That Government Will Not Allow Full Pub lication of Developments. PRESS VIEWS. LONDON. Sept. 10. England, like the whole of Europe, was anxiously awaiting today what Sweden would have to say regarding Washington's revelations of the use of her diplo matic service for forwarding dis patches from the German legation In Argentina. The opinion is expressed In circles with knowledge of Swedish political conditions that the Swedish govern ment may not allow the full publica tion of the revelations In Sweden be cause of the elections now In oros- ress there. Although about one-seventh of the membership of the cham ber has already been selected the reve lations come at a time to have their effect on the constitution of that body. The conservative party, which is gen erally believed here to have pro-Ger man leanings, nas not done well In the elections so far, having lost five seats and should the Washington dis closures be published It la predicted it will lose more. The press Is inclined to differentiate between the government and the peo ple and express the opinion that the people, if they have the opportunity, will repudiate the action of their rep resentative in the Argentine sad of the foreign office. "The distinction must be drawn." says The Standard, "between the Swe dish royal government and the Swe dish nation. The nation may. of course, be behind the government In its treacherous, grossly Irregular con duct, but until it Is clearly established that the Swedish people, with full knowledge of the facts, condone or approve their government's action. the allies will be well advised to act with deliberation, it also with aision. , The Russian government again is facing a crisis, but apparently with his usual "blood and iron" methods. Premier Kerensky lias taken vigorous steps to combat It and to punish se verely those of the opposition ele ments who brought it about. Succinctly, General Kornlloff, oom-mander-ln-chlet of 'the army, backed by a group of political agitators, has demanded for himself dictatorial pow ers by the surrender"'; oTthV govern ment Into his hatads. ' Kerensky re fused to comply with the demand and has had Incarcerated In the Petropav lovsk fortress, M. Lvoff. member of the duma, who acted as Korniloff's medlary, and who under a severe ex amination has had wrung from him the details of the plot to overthrow the government and bring about a re turn of the despotlo regime. The names of the chief conspirators In the plot also have beenascertalned, a n ,1 .Via man ilnnhil.a. will a Ih. h.nHi nf Ih. crrtv. I Deen reDUlSeU. ernment. Carso plateau As for Kornlloff, he has been de posed from the cnief command of the army, while General Lokomsky has been pronounced a traitor for re fusing to take up Korniloff's duties. Martini Law. Meanwhile martial law has been de clared in Petrograd and Its environs. and the government is taking meas ures to crush the revolt swiftly ana decUlvely, probably by the creation of a directory composed ot a small num ber of men, tried and true friends of the revolution. An indication that Kerensky and his followers have a good chance quickly to bring about order is contained in a proclamation issued by the soldiers and workmen's council urging that all the army and navy organizations obey the provision al government and refuse to adhere to the conspiracy, and asserting that Kornlloff will be punished for his treachery. Russians Tarn. On the northern Russian front the Russians are now offering strong op position to the Germans who are en deavoring to press their advantage farther eastward rrom tne niga- Dvlna line. Thirty-two miles north east of Riga, near Segevold "a death battalion" has even defeated the Ger mans and forced them to retreat to the south, while along the Burtnetsk line to the Pskoff railroad the Russian rear guards are giving strong battle to the advanced Teuton contingents. In the Roumanian theater the Rus sians and Roumanians have again as sumed the offensive, delivering re peated attacks with large effectives against Teutonla allied positions In the Trot us and Oltus valleys. No de tails of the fighting have come through, except from Berlin, which asserts' that the combatants met In hand-to-hand encounters and that the Russo-Roumanlan forces were repulsed. uaaorna still Husy. Around Monte San Gabriels, Gen eral Cadorna continues to hammer away at the Austrian positions, with the enemy vigorously defending them, selves. No claims to further progress on this sector are made by the Italian official communication, but it is an nounced that attempts by the Aus trian In counter-attacks to lessen the intensity of the Italian offensive have To the south on tne the artillery duel is still of treat DroDortlons. Northeast of Verdun, the French troops have consolidated the positions taken from the German crown prince In the Fosses and Caurieres woods in the fighting of Saturday night and Sunday, and the Germans, doubtless because of their enormous losses, have ceased for the time being their violent counter-attacks. On the British front the British likewise have consolidated trenches captured Sunday southeast of Hargl court They are also keeping up In various sectors their successful trench raiding operations and staving off similar attacks made by the Germans. Dally the operations In the Mace donian theater are growing In Impor tance. To the north of Lake Malik, French troops have forced the Ger mans to retreat toward Lake Ochrlda. RUSSIANS ON OFFENSIVE. PETROGRAD, Sept 10. Russian troops yesterday took the offensive against the German forces In the region of Segevold, thirty-two miles northeast of Riga. In certain sectors, the Petrograd official statement says, tne -Russian "death battalion" com posed of women soldiers, defeated the Teutons and forced them back In southerly direction. HID BEHIND SCHOONER. AN ATLANTIC PORT, Sept. 10. How a German submarine hid be hind his schooner until It got within range to attack an American tanker and later was sunk by the tanker's gun crew, was told by the cantaln of a sailing vessel here today. When abQRti.the bill. $8. 000,004, Ths-senate also 1.800 miles fr6m Gibraltar, he said. the u-boat ordered him to stop. The submarine then kept behind the schooner until the approaching tank ship was within range. When- It be gan the attack the naval, guard re turned the fire, the eighth shot strlk ing the German boat and sinking it within sight of the schooner's orew. Both steamer and schooner escaped Injury. , , AMERICANS WOUNDED. WASHINGTON, Sept 10. The war department announced today that Sergeant M. G. Calderwood and Pri vate W. F. Brannlgan, both of Com pany F, Eleventh railway engineers, had been slightly wounded by shell fragments while on duty in France. This is t hearmy's first casualty an nouncement of the war except that concerning the members of the med ical corps killed when German avia tors bombed a hospital. TOWN DESTROYED. NIJNI-NOVGOROD, Russia, Bun- day, Sept. 0. The town of Laishev, In the government of Kasan, has been in large part destroyed by fire. The people of the town suspected that the Are was set by prisoners ' of war quartered in the vicinity. An attack upon the , prisoners was made by soldiers, twenty of the prisoners being lynched and a number of others badly beaten. In the village of Nloholivsk. In the government of Samara, soldiers be gan looting a great quantity of wines stored In a building. Two hundred of them were trapped there and burned to death. WEATHER. WASHINGTON, Sept. 10. Fore- oast for North Carolina: Partly cloudy Tuesday, probably east portion, cooler south portion; Wednesday, fair. OFFICIALS WILL NOT MEET DEMANDSJF STRIKERS Strikiing Yard Clerks of Seaboard Air Line Will " Fight to Finish. RICHMOND, Sept. 10. Officials of the Seaboard Air Line railway said tonight that they would not surrender to the demands of the twenty-four freight office and yard clerks who went on strike today to enforce their demands for higher wages. At a meet ing of the strikers and union men, held tonight) the statement was issued that they would fight to a finish and, whereas as ths strike had been inau gurated largely in sympathy with a general strike, now it was a straight out battle for more money. It was announced at the meeting that the clerks at Cordele. Ga., had walked out late today. Local railway officials are niring new men and expect to have freight trafflo moving as usual tomorrow. Tne strike, tne clerKS say, is ror an Increase In pay, for the Installation of a Bat wage rate for clerks over the entire Seaboard Air Line system, and Is a sympathetic movement with simi lar walkouts which have taken place within the past ten days at Jackson- vllle. Tampa and Raleigh. The clerks at Raleigh walked out last Wednesday. For the past several days the clerks have oeen organising- all over the Seaboard Air Line system Into what la known as the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, an organization ai de- filiated with the American Federation su Labor. T Accused of Killing Neal Walton Who Was With Fiancee at Time. WILMINGTON. N. C., Sept. fo. Charles E. Scherer, merchant, was ar rested late today charged with the murder of Neal Walton, a young white man who was mysteriously shot and killed In a suburb of the city on the night of April 11, 191 T, while In com pany with Miss Florence Davidson, his sweetheart, whom he was to have been married during , the present month. The crime created a sensa tion here and the coroner's Inquest lasted fourteen days without fastening the murder on anybody. A negro con vict, Oscar Johnson, was suspected but was subsequently released. The arrest today revealed the fact that de tectives had been trailing Scherer for soms time. He is held without ball. WASHINGTON, Sept 10, The wa tax bill the largest single -. taxation, measure in American history was L passed tonight by the senate. It pro ; vldes for a levy somewhat ; under $2,400,000,000, as compared with the f 1.867.970.000 proposal In the bill as It psssed the house May SI. ' ' The great bill, nearly four months) In ihe making, will be returned to the house tomorrow and, then goes) to conference with enactment within ten days or two weeks : probable. Senators Simmons, Stone and WIN Hams, democrats, and Penrose and Lodge, republicans, of the flnanoaj committee, were appointed the sen ' ate's conferees. Awaiting ths senate In the Una! struggle over war fiscal policies to the 111,500,000,000 credits bill, which passed the house unanimously and upon which work will be begun to- -morrow by the senate finance com mlttee. , t Hits War Profits. Of the $1,400,000,000 new taxes provided In the tax bill for the dura -tlon ot the war, $841,300,000 la to be taken from Incomes, corporate and . Individual, and $1,00.000.000, from war profits. Most of the remainder Is . levied on liquor, - tobacco and publlo , utilities. In tonight's -clean-up. the principal ' eleventh hour actions of the senate wero elimination of all provisions for taxing puDiisners ana increasing seo-ond-olass periodical postage rates and.. : all consumption taxes on sugar, tea. eonee ana cocoa, tne latter reducing struck out ths clause proposing repeal or fne. "flrawoack." ,or, re-export al, lowanceSslven sugar refiners and de- featad proposals to add Inheritance taxes.' i: .).-.. In a last - effort of I the ' hlrh-ta group to Increase taxes, the senate re- Jected sixty-five to fifteen the - La Follette substitute bill to raise 18, 600,000,000 more taxes.- -Those sun- porting It were Borah, Brady, Gore, uronna, Harawlck, ' Hollls, . Hustlnc Johnson of California, Jones ot Wash ington. Kenvon. Larollette. . MONarr N orris. Reed and Vsrdaman. ... No Unusual Scenes. . Passage of the bill was devoid of x (Continued on Page Two.) RETAIL GOAL PRICES FOR Dr. Garfield, Coal Admlnis ' trator, Says That Prices Must Naturally Vary. - NO COAL MEN. SEES Sf GNSOFEND OF WAR Socialist Pays Tribute to President Wilson ' and Praises Peace Note. WASHINGTON, Sept, 10. Repre sentative London, of New Tork, the socialist member of congress, spoke on peace In the house today, declared hope for the end of the war was be coming brighter and won applause from both sides of the chamber with his explanation of the present Euro pean sltuat.on ss he tees It. After paying a tribute to President Wilson's recenf reply to the pope's peace proposals, Mr. London said It gave great encouragement to those who desire peace. Two dominant dec larations of the president that there will be no dismemberment of the cen tral powers and no economical war fare after the war of bullots, are of the utmost significance, he Insisted because these two steps have been considered part of the war plans of the allies. , Reports that the relchstag Is to draft the German peace terms, Mr. London declared, Is a good sign. "A well denned expreulon In the relchstag for peace," he said, "is an assurance that the desire for peace becomes Irresistible and the very fact that In Essen where the Krupp fac tory Is located, eight thousand work ers hsld a meeting at which they adopted unanimously a resolution In favor of ths relchstag resolution (hows that ths government in Germany does A. Holmes was bound from not dare orevent tne people rrom ar ABUm, ft. B- 10 MUbm wua lumper, cussing, iniernauoiuu iiuvauuua. CREW RESCUED. AN ATLANTIC PORT. Sept, 10. Captain Ralph Bradley, his mats and two seamen, comprising the crew of the British schooner J. A. Holmes, represented yesterday as ashore off Barnegat, N. were brought here to day by an American steamer, which took them oft their water-logged ves sel In heavy weather. The men will be sent to their homes by tne uritisn consul here. Ths JA. W1ASHINOTON. Sept 10. -Retail coal prices will be announced for every cuy una community in me country before September 10, Dr. H. A. Gar field, the fuel administrator, announc ed tonight They will be fixed on the recommendation of local committees to be named by state fuel adminis trators.. "It Is obvious," Dr. Garfield said, "that the prices will vary considerably between localities and between city and country districts. Care will be taken to Include all Items which ought to be included, for there is no disposition to deprive the local dealer of his fair measure of profit. It may ' be necessary to make the price tenta tive, as In the case of prices fixed at the mines." In ths naming of local committees coal men will be excluded. Dr. Gar field said, to save them from embar rassment that might arise if they were called on to pass Judgment on others in their line of business. Although there is a shortage of cars there -will be enough to transport all the coa( the . country needs. It Is said John P. White, president of the United Mine Workers of America was named today -, as a special assistant to Dr. Garfield, , a representative or 'bituminous opera tors will be named also within a few . days. THE ASHEVILLE ClllZCIt Cir dilution YestertUy ' Gty . . . . . , . 4.634 Suburban . ... 4,757 Country . . . . 1,680 Net paid . . .11.071 Service . . . . . 199 Unpaid . . . . . - 95 Total . . T. .11.365

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