Temple Daily Telegram (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 287, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 2, 1917 Page: 1 of 16
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TEMPLE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 1917.
VOL. X. No. 287
DEI PERIOD OF 0
POLICE TAKE CHARGE AFTER
DELEGATES BEGIN* WORK OF
One Member Proposes That the llody
Charter Steamer and Hold Session
Somewhere on Luke Michigan.
Mayor Thompson Favors Letting
Them Alone—Court Order Sought.
(Associated Press Dispatch.)
CHICAGO, HI.. Sept. 1Organizing
committee of the People's Council of
America for democracy and terms of
l>oace disbanded here tonight. Louis
II. Iiochner, executive secretary. Is-
sued a statement after midnight to
that cffcct ivnd Mated that the dele-
gates had aeet..nplishcd their purpose.
Chicago, III., Sept. 1.—The summary
dispersal by the police on orders of
Governor Lowden of the meeting of
the organization committee of the
People's Council of America for de-
mocracy and terms of peace here this
afternoon added Illinois to the for-
bidden states of Minnesota, Wisconsin
and Utah. .
Seymour Stedman, local socialist
leader and former candidate of that
party for governor, who was chairman
of the meeting, advised The 200 dele-
gates to stay in Chicago, pVomising a
court order permitting the meeting
would he applied for Monday.
The delegates scattered to their ho-
"tels. A number of groups were in con-
ference but darkness fell before the
pacifists knew what was to be required
of them. Some suggested leasing an
excursion boat and holding the meet-
ing on Lake Michigan.
Governor Prevents Sleeting.
Governor Lowden's attention was
called to the meeting by the Chicago
Chamber of Commerce, which alleged
that the meeting was "avowedly an-
tagonistic to our national purposes in
the present world crisis."
The governor ordered that troops
take the situation in hand but changed
his mind and caused the dispatch of
twenty-one policemen to the west side
auditorium where the meeting was in
progress. The governor gave out the
"The governor is charged with the
responsibility of preserving peace In
the state. If in his judgment disorder
and riot are likely to result from this
eo-called peace meeting, it is his duty
and he has the power to prevent the
meeting. His understanding is that
while the meeting purports to be in
the interests of peace, it is really in-
tended to obstruct the government in
the prosecution of the war in which we
are now engaged, and is calculated to
(Continued on Page Two.)
REVELATIONS FORM IMPORTANT
CHAPTER IN THE BRITISH AND
Various Meetings Between English
and German Statesmen Recalled.
Kaiser's Negotiations for Bagdad
Railway Revealed for First Time.
Good Plans lor Invading England.
II CLOSE OF M
STATE HAS NEAT LITTI.J; BAL-
ANCE IN TREASFHV TO ( REIHT
OF THE VAHIOl'S FINDS.
(Temple Telegram Special.)
Al'STlX, Tex., Sept. 1 — To the
credit of the various funds there was
a total cash balance of $6,510,156 and
}!.'0,768.870 in bonds in state treasury
yesterday, the last day of the state's
fiscal year. To the credit of the gen-
eral revenue fund there was $".O.'S 1 ,-
256; available school funds $1,326,511;
permanent school fund. $491,592 cash
end $20,132,415 bonds; available uni-
versity fund, $23.1,526; permanent uni-
versity fund, $4,311 cash and $625,600
bonds; Confederate pension fund,
$370,880; prison commission fund,
$801,262; state highway fund, $582,-
The disbursements for the quarter
ending Aug. 31 totaled $3,692,243 cash
and $251,662 bonds. Disbursements
from the general revenue fund were
$2,645,490; $127,095 from the availa-
ble school fund; $1,162,559 cash and
$251,662 bonds from the permanent
school fund; $84,518 from the avail-
able university fund.
The state highway fund disburse-,
ments totaled $17,805 and $240,713
was paid In Confedreate pensions.
FOHMKlt CZAli LOXKLY
Nicholas Romanoff Forced to Live In
Old Fashioned House in Siberia.
Is Cut Off from Ozone.
fAp*ocr>ted Peru* Dt<pfttch.l
I'KTROGRAD, Sept. 1.—: Nicholas
fjomanoff, the former emperor of
Russia and family are now living in
n four room apartment on the second
floor of a large old-fashioned house
at Tobolsk, Siberia, according to re-
ports just reaching Petrograd. The
hi uso is without a garden and (he
on!; way of getting fresh air is frcrtn
• .-mall balcony.
(Associated Press Dispatch.)
LONDON, August 31.—Important
revelations which form a valued
chapter in the history of British and
German negotiations during the eight
years before the war will be publish-
ed by the Manchester Guardian, Sat-
urday, The revelations are a detail-
ed account of the negotiations, which
Richard Burdon. Haldane (now Vis-
Count Haldane) then secretary for
war, conducted with Emperor Wil-
liam. Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg,
the German imperial chancellor Ad-
miral von Tirpitz, minister cf the
Geman navy and othed German lead-
ers, including striking conversations.
Haldane was the foremost student
of Germany among the British public
men and his career has been a storm
(•(■liter since the war, the gist, of the
attacks upon him being based on a
charge that he knew of Germany's
designs but had reassured his fellow
Countrymen that all was we,'! and his
statement "that Germany is my .spirit-
Not Defending Haldane.
The Manchester Guardian prefaces
the article with the following:
"We hold no brief for Lord Hal-
dane. Indeed, on the whole question
of secret diplomacy—a diplomacy so
sewet that its workings in even very
vital particulars are not always known
beyond the bounds of" an inner cabin-
et—v.e hold a view quite different
from that which he and loo many
statement have been accustomed to
Haldane visited Germany in Sept-
ember. 1 906, as minister of war. He
was working close connection with
Sir Edwfird Grey, the foreign mini-
ster, He took part, first 'n conversa-
tions with the French general staff.
The idea of these conversations was
that if Germany attacked France.
Great Britain would be prepared to
give military assistance and help hold
the frontier opposite Belgium.
I ntlerstood the Situation.
Haldane was convinced that assist-
ance could not be given France with-
in a reasonable time and bent all his
thought* toward organization for ex-
treme rapidity in mobilization and
transport which mean! complete re-
organization of the British army,
Emperor William read a speech Hal-
dane made to London Germane arid
invited him to attend the maneuvers.
Haldane was anxious t > get useful in-
formation about the Germac organi-
zation so he accepted. On his way
he visited Kim? Edward, who was
stopping at Msrienbad.
"He then saw King Ferdinand of
Bulgaria," says the Guardian, "who
was worrying King Kdward with a
project that, if rumor is true brought
no good to Greece. King Edward
very promptly did not want to talk
politics with Ferdinand. He told
Lord Haldane that he must put an
end to all of Ferdinand's conversation
with himself who could act only
through my minister.."
A Real Diplomat.
Haldane, not desiring to hear Fer-
dinand's projects again11 Greece talk-
ed so volubly on other topics that
Fedinand could not get in a word
The Guardian thin relates a story
of an English author o," how Emperor
William at the grand review galloped
up to Haldane, who stood with a top
hat and frock coat in hi- carriage
"A splctulbl machine I have in
this army, Mr. Haldane. Isn't It
so? What could I do without it:
as I am between the Hussions
and the French? But the French
are your Allies so I ltcsr your par-
Haldane replied that if he were In
the Emperor's place he would feel
Haldane and two assistants went
thoroughly Into the organization of
the German war office, rubbing some
of the official' the wrong way. They
afterward thawed, however, nnd I.ieu-
tenant General von Moltko, chief of
the general staff, in a conversation
asked Haldane to put whatever ques-
tions he liked.
"In that case." replied Haldane, "I
shall oil for the plans for an inva-
sion of England."
Had the Plans, All Right.
Von Moltke replied, "We have not
one in the building," to which Hal-
dane, looking out of the window to-
ward the admiralty, said. "Perhaps
they are there." Von Moltke admitted
that they were there and that they
were very good plans, too.
The article gives, for the first time,
Emperor William's negotiations for
the Bagdad railway agreement. While
(Continued on Page Three.)
FAME OF TEMPLE TELEGRAM
IS BECOMING NATION-WIDE
A few weeks ago a letter was received by the Telegram from Wm.
H. Briggs, manager of Harper & Brothers, New York's largest and
best known publishing house, requesting that a few recent copies of
"The World's Greatest Bush League Newspaper," as he termed it. be
sent him. He stated that he had seen an occasional copy of the Tele-
gram, and had heard and read much comment concerning it. but de-
sired to make a closer professional study #f the newspaper that had
attracted so mtlth attention and favorable comment at the hands of
newspaper and magazine publishers throughout the nation.
A week's file of the Telegram was mailed Mr. Brlggs at his home
address, as requested, and the following is a facsimile reproduction
of his reply:
NEWYOHK A l.ONIMM*
Khankun syuam* Nww Yoim.VY.
August 10th, 1917.
\CCFSE WILSON OF TRYING TO
Bl'TT INTO TIIEIR INTERN AL
Dear Mr. Willlaras:-
Let ma thank you for the
coplea of "The World's Greatest Bush-Leaguer,*
which you were kind enough to send to my house
address. In your letter you ask me to make
some coranent or suggestion.
It Is very easy for a man
In New York to tell another man In Temple, Tex,
how to run his newspaper. It le so easy that
I won't attempt It Just now. Let me say that
I admire your paper and Its general appearance
and content very much. My own specialty, If I
have one, Is typography, both In newspaper mak-
ing and In publishing book*.
I am going sway for a
short holiday and when I return, I will
write you again. I think I should include
the Telegram with the Dally News of Nor-
folk, N*br. and the Evening News of Salem,
Mass. aa the three most Interesting news-
papers, from a professional point of view,
in this country today.
Very truly yours,
Cologne (iHicttc Terms the Document
Grotesque Nonsense — Democratiza-
tion of Germany All Right, but For-
eign Nations Should Have No Say
in 11—Other Comments Are Made.
Minister Confesses to Murder of
Iowa Family With Axe 5 Years Ago
Followed Text of "Slay Cttoiiy" and Proceeded to Work as
Fast as He Could—Kight Lives Snuffed Out iu Most
Gruesome Manner—Claims He Heard Voices.
ltlU SHEEP PAHADE
Novel Affair Staged In Streets of
Chicago — Shepherdesses Herd
Flock Out of Hotels.
(Associated Press Dispatch,)
Chicago, Sept. 1.—A flock of sev-
eral hundred sheep escorted by brass
bands and detachments of soldiers and
sailors followed bv numerous floats
gamboled through Chicago's business
it was the city's first sheep parade
and was given under the auspices of
the National Sheep and Wool Bureau
to promote interest in wool conserva-
tion. Six young women acted as
shepherdesses and were kept busy
trying to keep their charges from
dashing into the hotel and shop doors
| along the line of march,
FOK HKiHKIl PHICKS
President of Farmers' Fnlon Wants a
Conference to Discuss Interests of
the Texas Cotton Pro(' ( its.
f A sKooliiffd Prena Dlnpiitch.)
FT. WORTH, Tex., Sept. 1. Pres-
ident I.yday of the Texas Farmers'
union has written to • Commissioner
of Agriculture Davis at Austin, re-
questing that 11 state conference of
cotton growers he called immediately
to discuss the cost of production and
the price for the coming season. The
refill est for ibis meeting follows the
recent report of the state agriculture
department report on the cost of rais-
ing cotton and the minimum price to
insure a profit.
ITALIAN' SK CFSSFS
Number of Austrian Prisoners Taken
In I.ntest Drive Stands at 2",:!02.
Many Officers Are Included.
(AwocintPd Prpflfl Din patch.)
ROME, Sept. 1.—The number of
prisoners taken by the Italians has
been increased to 27,302, the war of-
fice ontiounces. Of these 7 20 are of-
GKTTINO F N F AS V
National League Sees Too Much Peace
Agitation in Austria—Would
Never Give Fp Trieste.
(Associated Press Dispatch.)
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 1.—A tele-
gram received here from Vienna that
the national league has demanded the
government take vigorous and un-
sparing measures to check the agita-
tion for a separate peace by Austria.
It is declared that the Germans in
Austria will oppose to the last any
proposal to cede Triest or South Ty-
rol to Italy.
ANOTHER BANDIT HAH)
Mexicans Cross Rorder Below Fagle
Pass and Drive Off Several Head
of Cattle—Soldiers Withdrawn.
(Associated Press* Dispatch.)
Eagle Pass, Texas, Sept. 1 - Mexi-
can bandits crossed the Rio Grande
25 miles south of here tcduv and
raided the Imlio ranch, driving off
about thirty head of cattle The
bandits are believed to have made
their way back across the river.
Soldiers who have been stationed
here recently were withdrawn.
(Associated Pro?® Dispatch )
COIWVILHM;KI'\St fown, Sept. 1
"Slay Utterly," was the text which
Kev. Lynn (». J. Kelly followed when
he slew with an axe Joe Moore, his
wife and four children and the two
little SliiiinKer girls as they lay in their
beds in Yillisra. mi the night, of June
1!*1L\ according to a confession,
said to have been ma'ie before s' tte
agent early Friday morning. Infor-1
mation regarding the conl'-M-'ioi
given out today by State Agent
don and J. J. Mess, an attorney.
He had heard a sermon on the text,
"Slay rttcrly," and had been working
on a sermon from it, he is (jnoted as
saying. According to the alleged con-
f»ion the two words had been run-
ning through his mind for days. The
nb h». of the slaying a voice told him
to go down the street from the lie v.
YV. J. Kwings, where be was staying,
to the Moore house and go in after he
had picked up the axe in the back-
yard. Then, according to the alleged
confession, the text came "Slay t't-
terly," and, following it, "suffer little
children to come unto me." Kelly paid
"Yes, Lord, they're corning quit k."
and began his blood-curdling work.
kev. Kelly's confession came when
he learned that the state had evidence
which he thought it knew nothing of.
it is said.
HcralU Lvcnt.s ill Tragedy.
Kelly is quoted in the alleged con-
fession as saying that he went to Vil-
li, ca on Saturday esenirg, June 8.
On Sunday he filled two pulpits near
Yillisca, returning to Villivca late in
the afternoon, lie took supper at the
home of kev. W. J. Kwing, pastor of
the Presbyterian church. After sup-
per Kelly says he accompanied the
Kwing family to church.
The announcement goes on to say
that, Kelly explained that be was un-
able to sleep because of cogitations
upon the sermon and his thoughts
were constantly upon the text, "Slay
Utterly." In his own mind he was
elaborating upon the ideas which he
had heard expressed by a famous
cva n gel 1st.
Hear* Mysterious ('ailing
Suddenly, from out of the night's
stillness. Kelly said he heard a sound
(Associated Pren» Dispatch.)
B tilt LI X, via London, Sept. 1.—
President Wilson's reply to the pope's
peace note was published generally by
the newspapers this morning, and in
the editorial comment Mr. Wilson is
bitterly denounced. The Lokal An-
"President Wilson declines the
pope's mediation with the same maun
of swollen phrases with which he has
already satiated the German peoples.
We are told that the war is not being
wag£d against the German nation, but
against their 'masters.'
"The absolute mendacity of Mr.
Wilson's phraseology becomes appar-
ent when his dictum as to the rights
of nations which are capable of shap-
ing their own destinies is opposed to
the wish of the German people to h*»
governed by these very 'masters.' Mr.
Wilson, therefore, does not intend to
gi\e us our liberty, but to deprive us
of liberty to arrive at our own de-
| "For that matter, this whole nuu-s
! of words has as its sole purpose th
j expression of the intention to prolong
the war at any price. This resolute
Mr. Wilson, who is fighting for the
freedom of mankind, orders peace
meetings dispersed and pacifists ar-
"This war has exposed in its naked-
ness much thut Is low and contempt-
ible. Its remaining task is to exhibit
a hero like like this coldly calculating
mathenia tiun, whom a .singular fate
in a niomentonrs hour has gi\< n the
I'O.r o.cr oii« hundred million
Gl.KM \NS AI L PI I \ I I).
I'dHors Now ltu*y in Defending the
Autocracy of the hai-cr.
(Continued on l»agi Two )
Sf|»tv 1 President
e ill his reply to pope
• propuhals that the
y is diie.'i from the
•ntetl on un
favorably b\ the Gcrurtu press. The
Tageblatt of lb riin says:
"President Wilson spt.iks of democ-
ratization of Germany, which we also
defcjre. Hut it is an internal question,
and one we consider forbidden terri-
tory for foreigner.--, as a condition of
The Lol a 1 A n/cl;:« I a h:
"The whole fa I la. \ of President Wil-
son's argiiacnt iM rlo.ir from the sen-
tence in i' ;<rd to the freedom of na-
tions, whi !i are themselves to decide
their own :atc. Presith ill Wilson will
not give i'" freedom to decide for our-
felves, hut would take it from us."
Want ( learer \nswer.
The Morc.en Post says:
"The German people \»ill not fail to
return the answer, which has been
made once bv the reichstag, with the
unanimous accord of the members of
parliament, which is elected on the
basis of the most liberal franchise in
the world. This time, however, the
answer will be clearer, n wh clearer."
The Voss;sche Zeitung says;
"Probably President Wilson does not
know anything about the declarations
of General Souk homlinoff (former
kussian minister of war now on trial
for treason) and of General Janusch-
kevitch (former chief of the imperial
general staff of I!ussia ), concerning
the real proceedings which led to the
outbreak of the war. otherwise lie
would have changed his tactics,"
Think They Have Him Treed.
"President Wilson was anxious on
the occasion to be non-commitul," says
the Volkes Zeitung, "for if he bad said
yes t<» the papal note that would have
(Continued on Page Two.)
Light Craft Engage in Battle Off the Coast of Jutland
Many Teutons Reported Injured—Signs of Renewal
of Great Offensives in War Now Very Apparent.
NEEDLES WILL BE
BUSY AT THESE
The woolen helmet for sailors.
Two hundred anil twenty-five thou-
sand woolen helmets for the boys in
the navy are anionic the things that
will keep the knitting needles busy.
The comforts committee of the Navy
league is doing its best to supply the
tarn on the battleships with helmets,
socks, woolen jackets, mufflers ami
wristlets, und as they are all sup-
plied by volunteer workers anyone
who wishes to contribute is welcomed
to do so.
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TI STII V iti i oiti;
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( 'I".' 11»I»}•• Ti'l'KI Hill }"> IM' •" i' I ! t
Austin, Te\.. Sept. I.—Subpoenas
liaxe In en -mod on seven wit*
ncsscw for I he prosecution and «i\
for the defense in the impeach-
ment trial of (lOAcrnor I erguson.
The wlliic."•('■« for the prosecution
arc: II. I . Ilium, assistant cash-
ier of The I'.cniple state llank:
Carl Widen, assistant cashier
American .National Hank of Aus-
tin; Curt it* Hancock, chairman of
the state highway comini^ions;
It. C. \ in-on, President of the
university of Tcia-; It. I . Cofer,
former law professor of ti e uni-
versity. I rank Flzet, an attorney
of Austin, and I red T. Coiincih,
clerk of the supFcnie court. Wit -
I losses for <lel'ense> Attorney Gen-
eral II. 1\ I .iioni'v, IjjmhI loimnis-
Moner .1. T. IIoIiIiihhi ernipti'ollrf
It. It. Terrell, l-'reil T. < onnerlj,
CU-ik of Supreme omul; W It-
1,01m Auditor oiiivi 1'-ity of Texn«,
ninl J. It. IXivh Jr. V-l-i nit tVi-
viiie mmti'Mi'v 10 limn nor I 01-
LONDON", Sept. I.—lour
mine sweepers were <le.stroyc<l today
off the coast of Jutland by Hritlsi
light forces, according to an an-
nouncement issued tonight by the ad-
Copenhagen, Sept. 1.—A naval en-
gagement occurred this morning be-
tueen liritish anil German mosquito
craft off Nyminde Gab. west coast of
Jutland. British destroyers attacked
four German armed trawlers ' and
drove them ashore. All four trawlers
seem to have been destroyed.
A llinkiobing newspaper says the
British continued to bombard the
trawlers after they grounded, complet-
ing their destruction.
About one hundred Gorman seamen
were landed, many of them severely
in lured. ,
Medical assistance was sent from
Uliikiobing, the nearest large town.
One rumor has it that one hundred
dead have come ashore, but appar-
ently this Is a distorted version of the
fact that about one hundred men
The German craft were presumably
engaged in patrolling and mine sweep-
im>; lo clear the route for German
German airplanes and submarines,
according to one account, took part
111 the fight,
A semi-official Danish report s,tys
that four German trawlers were
driven ashore near Rinltiobing Fiord
and that the crews were landed. The
remainder of the fleet of German
armed haulers fled to the south.
Italians Successful In Drives—Big
Guns Arc Active Again.
With tin* closing of a week of com-
parative inactivity along the western
fronts, numerous signs of a revival
In I'land'Ts the British guns are
ny"' 11 thiitideriii1? the threat of re-
e*' • I infaiii rv thru 1 against tho
German lines. The French, while,
conip uvt'Wi,,* i|uie-(Viit in the Ver-
dun region, are giving another dis-
play of their successful dashing tac-
tics in the Aisne region. On the Aus-
iro-ltaliiin frutit. General Cadorna ap-
parently has aligned his forces for an-
idtier dtrve In fnrce on the tininsi/./a
plateau and is again edging forward
Iowmi'iI Trieste on the Carso,
While the ffensive has the
a |ieet of larger importance, the
French assault in the Hiii'tebise re-
liiuii 011 the Aisne front Friday eve-
ning was perhaps the most interest-
In , development nf the twenty-four
hours. In one sweep, after brief ar-
tillery preparation, General l'etain's
Iroops dro\" the German out of their
trenches along a front of nearly a
M iuitinuril mi Page Two.)
VI IT \«.
I .a I ullel
e Vol for \oyl
palli) W ifli Drall.
Wiishlligtoli. Sept. 1 Cffolt- I.p get
unaiiiinous consent ngreemeut so 111 '■
sen:il.* could adjourn Tuesday to per-
mit, senators to Join President Wilson
In the parade in honor of the men
drafted from the District of Columbia
were blocked today by Senator I,a-
German Admiral Places Faith in U-Boats and
Has No Fear of America Becoming Menacing
(Associated Presa Dlnpatcti.)
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 1. —Confidence
in unrestricted submarine warfare is
expressed by Admiral Seheer, corn-
"With almost ideal obstinacy the
ICnglish rniss the mark and so far we
have only been met with guns, nets
and mines and not with any new anti-
submarine appliances. I can confirm
mandcr of the German battle fleet, In (flt, statement recently made regard
an interview in the I.eipsir Tageblntt,
the admiral declaring that he ex-
pected "everything" from it. "This
confidence," says the admiral, "is
shared by all our submarine com-
manders arid no difference of opinion
exists about it in our navy, ft would
be a mistake to name a definite date,
but I am fully convinced that If the
rate of the sinking continues as at
present the day must come when
England will recognize that the war
does not pay," Questioned about losses
of submarines and as to snti-subma-
: THE WEATHER J
Sunday and Monday
local showers near iho
Sunday and Monday
generally fair except probably showers
rine methods, Admiral S< hecr said: t in the Panhandle
ing our losses, which on the average
are two to three monthly and are
more than equalled by new construc-
t.on." Regarding America's support
of Great Britain, Admiral Seheer had
this to say: "I do not under-estimate
it; neither ilo I attach too much im-
portance to it. The Americans make
themselves unpleasant by means of
Increased supplies of airplanes, tech-
nical material, etc., but they can
hardly harm us seriously from a mili-
tary point of view, and they will never
become dangerous. They will no more
be able to turn the scale in favor of
the entente than Italy or ftoumanla."
Admiral Seheer expressed his convic-
tion that the submarines will have de-
cided the issue of the war before
America is ready to send a large army
I Ml I D STATES Will. ItVI'IOM
Miltl ill l.\ I I ItOl'EW COt'N-
I K 11 S ON M Itll I It VMS.
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WASH I ,\G'i'( i,\, Sept. 1. fndit a-
iion.i ili.it the t'nitcil Slateji intends to
lalio'i ! he iiortljern European neu-
trals in the atieteM fashion were seen
today 10 tie. admission that the ex-
port, a dint 'list ru! i\e board has disap-
prmed of it 11 arrangement suggested
by the Dutch minister here and the
ieli.'ian relief commission for divis-
ion between Holland and Belgium of
the nearly one hundred Dutch grain
cargoes held in American ports.
I'he first, news that permission for
the ships to sail had been denied
came today in a dispatch from lini-
terdam. The general understanding
had been that the arrangement
would be approved and that some of
the vessels v.ould sail immediately.
The exports board, it was yearned,
will let no food cargoes go to rhiro-
pean neutrals for at least two months,
or until the American government has
ascertained its own food requirements
for the year and the size of crops
that are to be harvested. All of the
neutrals, it is held, can fee,) them-
selves without difficulty until this in-
formation is available.
The I'nited States wi lies to know
also the size of crops to lie harvested
iu the neutral countries this fall. It
was made clear, that the t inted
States has no intention of letting neu-
trals go hungry, but was placed on
the fact that the go\eminent feels
its first obligation is to the American
people and to the allies.
A counter proposal which has be 11
made to the Dutch and Iiieh tlvt
other neutrals are invited to accept,
is that all neutral vesso's how in
American ports loaded with foodstutTit...
discharge their cargoes and proceed
to Australia and and Java for wheat
and sugar. Thee cargoes would hp
brought back to the Fnited States a el
divided between the I'nited States awl
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