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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - April 22, 1917, Galveston, Texas m Edition iV This paper has been ered to a subscriber in the dty of 12 Edition This paper has been ered to a subscriber in the civ of TO IBT HIMSELF CROWDS ABE SAYS FOR Word Picture of Man Who Furnishes Music Power for Great Revival BY 8 COUB to The New York April to Billy Sunday himself tha most Interesting things about a Billy Sunday meeting is Billy Sunday crowd I'm not pure but the is more interesting thing of the two It Is vastly Interesting to aee odd thousand people swayed by one mind Is so persuasive after a fashion so thoroughly in earnest after mil so Intent upon doing the job in hand after any old at all that those twenty and more thousands moved governed by common and common Impulse they a harmonious Instrument to be played on- by this master musician of emotionalism this harpist of the heart this upon human nature For all exaggeration aside the Rev i all of these If I am to say he In a very considerable degree the gift which Martin Luther must have had and which William Jennings Bryan used to have nnd no spect to T Barnum had too It is the Instinctive gift of kneading and molding the psychology of the multitude and out of that to dis- till sympathy and enthusiasm It Is tho gift of putting one's own personality to leavening the whole of powerful human yeast working In one vast batch of human dough And for all his crudity of expression his of manner his lack of lectual background disdain fcr real losic and real argumentation greatest handicap of strained and discordant speaking voice the Rev Mr Sunday most surely that gift to an extent which only a few men out of each generation men ever have it Jit you have genius you don't need mar Billy Sunday Supreme If he were a Billy Sunday could sell spinning In A factory town or kets to the army if he were a general he could hold a last ditch to and turn forlorn Into victories If ho were a could pack Ilia the tion starved If he wore a politician he could hold office and cigars and steamboats would be named for him Be- ing none of but some of at least three of u salesman part a leader part a Is the popular evangelist of his day and revivalist whose revivals always live up name After jay first visit to the vast pine tabernacle which the rich men who are behind New York campaign for use up yonder in Harlem where the American League ball used to be i umi was u I said so my second visit one week later I decided he was a wizard and I now say so During that week he had transformed his audience for ly it was the original audience the one which he has hud the start and the one which he will have through to the end of his meetings two months and two weeks same in Individual largely assuredly the same In type and in temperament On the trip I recognized the the ministerial collars the same white lawn ties the same so- berly dressed women from the moderate priced apartment houses that I saw on the first trip If Sunday makes any dents in the consciousness of the Broadway and Fifth folks he will do It I not by personal contact So far as one- may Judge he has not hurt the patronage of any lobster palace or cut down the attendance or any heated roof garden For one thing he is too far to attract and enlist the interest let alone the presence of those who believe that nothing of consequence ever happens north of Seventy-second street and in the second place his slang Is too to excite the ration of those educated In the smart school of two-dollar vaudeville Iu great measure the people who aro flocking to his services are the people who have the habit how people who come from towns where and Saturday night is for taking a They live in tho biggest city on earth but they do not live lives cording to the common of the term A great of those he will convert were converted before now and will merely be undergoing the process all over airain for the good of their well-being They won't tn plot religion they've had It all Uong There outside the tabernacle Sunday afternoon than there were lined up outside of any one of three big moving ture last Sunday night As I said just now the on the visit was substantially the same audience which I saw on tne first trip but a weeV it had been transformed Then it had been waves of nervousness ran it in which were to the beholding eye from out and from the of IU OUK exuding from it at A of almost Of resentment due Tom suro to the fact of me not ii behavior tie advance notices wd a expert Would bfc Now it curiosity but In- EASY OBJECT OF GREAT BRITAIN FOREIGN RE TAEY IN BRIEF INTER- VIEW OUTLINES AIMS PARTY Oil MUD CAPITAL England's Statesmen Evade Sub- marines in Coming to U 8 for Conference With the Balfour Party April Grent Britain's high commissioners to the International war council to begin In Washington next week set foot on American eoil today and are now on their way to the capital Arthur James Balfour secretary t state for foreign affairs of the empire formerly premier and often called the dean of the world's elder statesmen was the figure of a party that In- cluded some of Great Britain's most prominent men With a genial playing over his features he consented to a brief interview warmly expressing his appreciation of all the United States has done as a neutral in charitable work and relief work done in and in German prison his gratification that England and the United States were allied for a common purpose and his con- viction that country in its war forts would astound the world larly Germany The of mission Mr Balfour said was to make co-operation easy and effective between those who are striving vrith all their power to bring about a lasting peace by the only means that can secure it ly a successful war Be Safe Tour president in n most apparent and vivid Mr Balfour added has proclaimed that the world must be made safe for democracy that erning communities are not to be treated as negligible simply because they are the ruthless domination of one unscrupulous power Imperils the future of civilization and mankind are truths of political ethics end the bitter experience of war is burning into the souls of all peoples England's leading statesmen having safely evaded the German submarines and mines which sent Lord Kitchener to his death were received with highest honors as of the American people when they arrived at a in America which can not be named A delegation of state war and navy welcomed the commission Reception Cordially SUNDAY APRIL 22 PAGES Foreign S U S for Conference Regarding War ESTABLISHED 1842 From Underwood Under- wood New York A J FACE If LINE IS COMMISSION RATES ARE HELD INVALID FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT 07 APPEALS GRANTS BABY INJUNCTION Tells of Deportation of the Belgian Workmen to Germany MJH CONFLICT Judges Pardee and ring Declare That Ments of Case Are Not WITH MANY DANGER POINTS FRENCH ARE PREPARED FOR ANOTHER ONSLAUGHT One of the biggest battles of the war possibly of a deciding nature Is in ress in Northern France The British after a week's attack eased up a few days ago giving way to who started in Monday u magnificent rush pushing back the German front as much as four miles in some places all along the Aisne and well into the Champagne region Within the last day or two however they have also let down somewhat In the intensity and scope of their attack Now both armies are again ready for a renewed attack if Indeed they have not already begun It The signs were not wanting Saturday's German official statement Friday afternoon strong artillery Ing was commenced along the whole river front and also In the pagne said the Berlin communication From this the assumption seems ranted the French are blazing away from the Infantry with a ment flic intensity Along Entire f Special to The Austin Tex April United States court of appeals at New Orleans granted the prayer of the roads for a temporary injunction re- straining the railroad commission of Texas and officials of this state from Interfering with Fonda's tariff Copy of the order and the two opinions filed the case were received today by the clerk of States district court for the western district of Texas in this city where the litigation ing and the injunction Is now operative pending the trial ease on Its merits Judge Don A Pardee wrote an opinion as did Judge R L Batts con- curring Attorney General Looney has the privilege of appealing to the United States supreme court or waiting for the case to be tried on Its merits Under the injunction shippers can not sue the or otherwise interfere with WHITLOCK MUNITION LABORERS IN BRUTALITY REPORT OF BRAND WHITLOOK DENOUNCES TEUTONIC WAY Of TREATING FLANDERS GAVE ftp SERIOUSNESS OP SITUATION INDICATED WHEN GENERAL VON HINDENBURG TALKS simplicity and cordiality and every recognition of the fact that Great Britain has her very best It Is said Indeed that no foreign ister has left for the length of time that Mr Balfour will be away since the congress of Vienna a century ago The formal welcome was extended by Third Assistant Secretary of State Mr Long through the presentation to Mr of a letter of greeting from Lansing which the British man acknowledged with equal while British and American of- mingled A train which had been Ing five days at once got under way for in train has ever been guarded in this try Protection had been afforded at all and tunnels When the train started the large up into of army navy and tn begin at informal conversations which are to sketch out America's part in the world war Mr Balfour and Mr Long Lieutenant General T Bridges who drew first blood for England In August 1914 and Major General and Rear Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair and Rear Admiral Fletcher were BOOH In deep conversation Secretary Balfour a tall slim Continued on Page 14 tuts movement la included within this field and the not unlikely to be resumed along the en- tire line Should a break be effected by General tit any one of the danger for the on this front a aster for them would result the effect of which be a far enforced ment A Berlin report also Indicates that they arc about to resume their drive in the Arras battle The northern end of the line it may be Judged is about to suffer another hammering British and French indeed may be ready to make a combined attack at each end of the line In ft effort tn It up British headquarters reports a ment toward Cambral In an action In which they captured scoring Texas short are the same relief as extended the plaintiff trunk lines In this application before Judge Pardee in Atlanta All Texas lines are now parties to the injunction and the Interstate commerce sion's rates between Texas are at least tn every particular and the Texas commission is without any Authority in rate making In granting the prayer of the short lines the court makes no mention of the in the Texas courts wherein tho attorney general enjoined the short not parties to the Atlanta petition from employing this Ing the respective are in direct conflict The federal court Bays the short can uee the Fonda only week the third court of civil affirmed the Travis County dis- court In they could not Are Sot Settled Both positively assert that none of the are that tho the present status until the case can bo tried on its As Judge Battn writes to maintain a status which will iu n oi narm Judge Pardee Certainly at time are not called upon to decide upon the of the case opinions refer to the orders of the interstate commerce commission and to those of tho Texas commission in con- saying that in order to the from a deluge of suite and to the of the interstate com- until aside unreasonable by a tribunal of competent Jurisdiction It is necessary to grant a temporary In- junction Otherwise they would be sub- ject to multiplicity of suits by the commission and by hundreds of of about a miln Toward the German line Members Arrive Washington announces the safe arrival of Arthur J foreign and the other members of to the United States Turkey Is reported ln ad- from Constantinople received at broken off relations with the United States Two possibly three of five German destroyers that a raid upon Dover England sunk by two sels of the British patrol Friday Two Belgian relief steamers the Kongsli and the RInghorn have been sunk The Kongsli carried tons of i wheat I TEUTONIC SHIPS ATTEMPT A RAID ON DOVER AND LOSE TWO VESSELS IN ACTION London April admiralty that two German destroyers possibly three have been sunk in the of M mid Trover Five German destroyers took part in the Dover raid They were by two Dover trol vessels Tho British no terial damage The British casualties were slight in comparison with the results obtained One hundred and five Germans wero saved Tlie CERTIFICATES OFFERS ALREADY RECEIVED EXCEED BY MANY MILLIONS FIRST that oii night of i man attempted K ver Tiia raid a jf rounds Into a it n few then tion of of our intention of attacking hut met by two vessels of na Dover patrol in five minutes these two en- gaged und sank least two possibly three out of the five tho off at high Hie escaping Our no material in with with r ample were very for- Washington April first American offering of war securities in any form in treasury boon heavily oversubscribed How great the oversubscription is of- were unable to say tonight as of the banks before the fer had placed informally through the reserve board hnd not heard from The only to financial officials ti u outpouring of 10 an tent unparalleled in the of any when the Issue placed before the general public Offering fit th wnw Informally because the nance is not yet Inw As soon It ic disposed of by congress ably by of next week the of the The of tho hn.< been before the banks of the only three It was by tho twelve federal xv ill act An mont's in offering the The certificates will 3 per Interest will mature June of tho current i tnr nru who that if they used the they would be subject to by the federal government with liability to be mulct in very large Tw V f I T i that the attorney's cross bm Tn the wrong court that in attacking an der of the interstate commission the law that it shall be instituted in the district court of the residence of the party at whine the order was mads It may be that under the facts of this jurisdiction would lie only in the western district of Batte Significant Some significant language appears In Judge Bans opinion which can be con- strued to be a criticism of some of the Fonda In eome instances He says the order under investigation Is ingly He then It breaks down the intrastate rates of the state of Texas These rates have not been They are the result of many of labor by an rate-making body They have until the commerce sion acted Acquiesced in by tho railroads the rates which have been set have had an effort the commerce of or anj commerce Affidavits on file In Indicate that In some instances the result of ders are disastrous to industries within the state In other the effects are grotesque No reason been made to appear In which it Is necessary to supercede the Texas classifications in order to prevent discrimination Already Paused Upon Continuing hu But the order is made It may be that it dently made It may be that parts of It ara invalid It may be that when this case Is finally tried it will be set aside in whole cr in port But it is not on 14 London April in- the treat French offensive in the Aisne gives way today to the startling news from the interior of Germany Veiled though the situation Is In the mists of a rigid censorship and obscured by the shackled condition of the German sufficient has leaked through to indicate that the German empire is ing a great economic and political crisis The latest Information received that striking munitions workers have engaged in n bloody riot In the great fortress town of Magdeburg and were only prevented from burning the city hall after a sharp clash with the military This story comes from the Dutch frontier with sufficient detail to make Its claims to authenticity On heels arrives the account of made by the of the strike which aro of such a character that compliance with them would mean a prompt ending to the militarist regime in the German em- pire Similar have not baen publicly In Germany since the ment of Dr Karl a of treason It is significant that they include for the of all political which would include of course the noted socialist leader The exact Hiatus of the strike ment In Germany Is unknown but It certain that a large portion of the tion workers have been affected There are reports of a new strike at Essen and Magdeburg Is the site of an Important branch of the great Krupp ment An Indication of the seriousness of the situation is afforded by the fact that Field Marshal von I considered it necessary to make a appeal to the workers in which he announced strikes as inexcusable against the fighting INDEX TO THE NEWS THE Far ami fair For East Texas and Sunday fair find warmer Monday fair For Went Texas and Sunday and Konday fair For Sunday fair and warmer Monday fair MILITARY is postponed until day morning 9 MILITIA will now receive recruits or tion of the war Page 6 AWARDS for flower and vegetable show In- cludes iong list Page 6 reunion of sons convene tomorrow Page fi KNIGHTS OF will initiate class today Page T ENGINEERS will form company for tice drill and study Page a BUSINESS and professional men of ton Indorse selective draft Page 8 VOLUME of bank business shows same week last year Page 7 In command of torpedo bout Paso 1 LIST of from Is 7 W Q STERETT starts series of stories on affairs Page 20 PROPER BROODING of with the mother hen Is explained Fago 20 NEWS OF LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS and society for 24 STATE CIRCUIT FEDERAL tion against railroad commission Page 1 INSURANCE liabilities in more than billion dollars 16 h- Interstate commerce commission testimony Page 14 HOG QUALITIES offered poor and rall Page 17 j STATE TAXES to reach constitutional limit I 8 state to ask law 3 Appalling Stories Were Related to American Legation of Horrors Deliberately Perpetrated Washington April ment of German brutality in the tion of conquered Belgians for forced labor written behind the German Uses by Brand American ister to was public night by the state Department It came in a confidential report last January when the United States was to the Berlin government against the treatment of the helpless people but the department did not dare publish it at that time or until Mr was safe on French soil The report begins with a story of what happened immediately after the German army Belgium of arrangements by the Belgian government to continue the of civilians thrown out of work ard of the Conquerors tion to put these men to work for them In August Von Hindenburg wan to the supreme command the He is said to have cised Von policy too mild there was a quarrel Von went to Berlin to protest threatened to resign but did not He returned and a German official here said that Belgium would now be subject to a more terrible regime The deportations began tn October in tho at Ghent and at Bruges The policy spread the rich Industrial dis- of the and about next at- tacked Now they ara men Brabant despite some and even of the civil that the policy was about to ce As by one of the it life the has more excessively cold than Belgium has ever known while many of those who were adequately protected the cold many of them were without to Verify Appalling have been related by the coming to the legation It Is impossible for us to verify them it for us to exercise all possible tact In dealing with the Jsct at all and secondly because there no means of communication between the Geblet and the Etappen Gebiet The well-known tendency of sensa- tional reports to exaggerate themselves especially in time of war and in a tion like that existing here with no to serve a dally clearing house for all the that are as ly believed as are eagerly repeated should of course be considered but even If a modicum of all that Is told true there stili remains enough to stamp this deed as one of tha foulest that history records I am constantly in receipt of reports all over Belgium that tend to bear out the stories one constantly of brutality and cruelty A number of men sent back to Mons are said to be in a dying condition many of lar At and at Antwerp men have died their friends asserting that they have been victims of neglect and cruelty of cold of exposure of hunger 1 have had requests from the of ten communes from La that permission be obtained to send to the deported men In Germany packages of food similar to those that are being sent to prisoners of Thus far the German authorities have refused to permit this except in special Instances and returning Belgians claim that even when such packages are received they are used by the camp authorities as an- other means of coercing them to sign the agreements to work It Is said that in spite of the liberal salary promised those who would sign voluntarily no money has as yet been received In Belgium from in Germany Dealt Mortal One interesting result of the tions remains to be noted a result that once more places In relief the German capacity for blundering as great AS the German capacity for cruelty They have dealt a mortal blow to any prospect they may ever have of tolerated by the population of Flankers in tearing away from nearly every humble home in tha land a band and a father or a son and brother they lighted a fire of hatred that will never go out they have brought home ti every heart in the land in a way will its horror bly on the memory of three generations n realization of what German methods as with thf In the heat of passion and the first lust of war but by those deeds that make one of the future of a and deliberately And cally deoa so cruel mar rs in j Ha so von said to EIGHT WILL ADMINISTRATION'S IVZ DRAFT STARTED ON WAY TO VOTE IN SENATE M House Committee Proposes tration and Final Decision to Be Made by President Washington April 21 President son's fight to organize a war time army In accordance with the plan of the war department and general staff will be on in earnest Monday In both houses of congress In the senate today the ad- ministration supported by Senator Chamberlain chairman of the military committee and a majority of asso- was started formally on way to vote There was some debate but the way was cleared for uninterrupted con- sideration of the measure In the house both the majority and mi- reports were reported from inn military committee and the will come Monday with Representative Kahn leading the minority fight for the administration's plan Chairman Dent heading the majority urging trial of a volunteer resorting to selective draft The minority report rests for ity on a letter from Secretary Baker to Chairman Dent declaring the opinion that any on the department's would be attended by unfortunate re- The recommendations say in not The authorizes but does not di- rect the president to issue a call fcr A volunteer army of in the first place and of an additional of 000 if necessary under the law now in existence The further authorizes ths dent to proceed at once with the tration of all male citizens between the ages of 21 end 40 as provided In the plan of the war department for a draft so that all the authorizing the draft of for iho first force and of additional will b2 put in operation at once It will require to tise of the secretary of war before the military least throe the meantime if the president fit he Is authorized to call for volunteers and upon the completion of the registration he has the power to decide whether ha will take an army of volunteers or one by draft end hr BLACK IS CHIEF ON JAX IN ATLANTIC G who left Galveston wo weeks ago as lieutenant of the Texas Naval is nmv in command of torpedo boat according to news last hy bin parents Mr Mrs A of NTn further in- formation this nor am tun telegram di- vulge the location of tile Mr on the :Shubrlok Charles Crocker younger of Mr nnd J A rocker 1522 Tremont rarest the rank of lieutenant of of the Statin available to the give the of the torpedo hont Her iii in market WHEAT PRICES continue downward trend Page 17 IRVIN S COBB writes graphically of Billy crowds Pase 1 FOREIGN of Great arrives In United States Pago J for draft will be In Monday 1 1ST of war greatly OK THK EDITOR with of UK COMICAL nnd Toms PARK I'ltiKJUAMR nro hv The that organization of all forces other than the regular army shall be composed of men who come from and officers appointed from the same state or locality as far as practicable Both the volunteer and draft features of the authorize the president to re- fuse to accept either by enlistment or draft the services of persons needed In the Industrial pursuits of the country Secretary letter Included in the minority report was written a final plea from the military branch of the government tn of the tration I a deep conviction that any compromise of the principles the submitted by the department for the raising of a now army would be at- tended by unfavorable he wrote To Be The as drawn preserves as much of the volunteer spirit as can be pre- served without embarking on the ex- periment of a system of draft and volunteering The drafting provision starts at outset by a process by which the of the country can be called as they shall be needed according to an equal and just system and it has these 1 It spreads the burden of military preparation equally throughout the United States 2 It Is certain in Us for after the registration Is mafic every man in the country will know whether he la to be called and when he is to be called upon allowing those who are not to be called or whose call is postponed to Continue at natural pursuit turbed It starts at the beginning of the cumulation of thess new forces and has none of the character of a penalty which attached to the draft when it after volunteering aus TO JILL teem for nn turnip NVE AND by OfFICIALLY ENDED AMERICAN AMBASSADOR KUS SUFFERING FROM FEVER IN CAPITAL April officially informed tho American that diplomatic with tho had broken off to a patch ny nt Is ing typhus fever tne report to timo ia Staff Special to The News Washington April Daniel of Texas member of the hous address the probably Tuesday Irs defense ot the military kill which poses to raise tho hy but In case tho president decides that the force shall not have boon ally raised giving him authority to apply tho draft In the meantime Mr Garrett will Issue a statement Diving to tho of ot himself and a majority of tho tor io what hill A great of misapprehension ists in Texas Mr snys xx tc ihc people arc confusing with the of tho army such things ns compulsory universal military in tho money Mr Tho hnv not to fln to n i wants il to offer hie of wan open tvo that i
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