Boston Daily Globe, December 21, 1917

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December 21, 1917

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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - December 21, 1917, Boston, Massachusetts Remember to order your advts for next Sunday’s Globe today. Autos for sale? Business for sale? Real estate for sale? Rooms to let? Help wanted? Advertise in the Globe.rn Bolton miv (globe EXTRA VOL XCII—NO. 174 BOSTON, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21. 1917—FOURTEEN PAGES COPYRIGHT, 1817, BY TUB OLOHK NEWSPAPER CO FRICK TWO CENTS HEAR BOSTON MEN IN MEAT INQUIRY Tell of Organization of Chicago Stockyards Company Heney Charges Attempt to Hide Ownership by Packers GERMANS TRYING TO BLOODRED CROSS Active in Boston, Now Far Behind In Membership Drive—Up to City to Show Patriotism PLOTTED LEAGUE AGAINST U. S. More Luxburg Telegrams Are Made Public On Eve of "Neutrality” Conference of Mexico and Argentina Special Dlapntrh lo the Globe WASHINGTON, Dec 20—Forty messages, the telegraphic record of the amazing diplomatic correspondence that passed between Count von Luxburg, formerly German charge d'affaires at Buenos Aires, and tho Get man Foreign Office, were made public by the State Department today. The telegrams, transmitted through a neutral European legation, cast further light on the activities of the author of the “spurloB versenkt"—“sink without trace”—furnish evidence of a German plot to align the Nations of South America against the United States and reflect the desperate efforts made by the German Government to stem the tide of hostile public sentiment in South America. Allusion to the erection of a wireless receiving station and a report that the balance of the German le-gation in Argentine banks was 866,000 pesos (approximately $428,000) show how the hand of the German Government is directing the activities of its ugenta in the Southern Republic. Cabrera’s Mission to Buenos Aires The correspondence covets mainly the Continued on the Fifth Pnge WASHINGTON. Dec 20-From the seclusion of corporation records, the Federal Trade Commission today drew sensational disclosures of high finance, dummy officers and sham trustees in its effort to determine the ownership of the Chicago stockyards and the Terminal Railroad facilities at the big packing I plants there. i Establishment of ownership of the I stockyards is only the first of the tasks I before the commission, which plans to continue its Investigation into every branch of the country’s meat supply and the alleged control of the meat food of IOO,OOO,0(K) persons by five principal groups of packers. The commission’s report will he made the basis for recommendations that additional legislation be enacted to remedy the situation, if found necessary, and any evidence of law breaking will be turned over to the Department of Justice. it has been stated that subpenas will not be issued for representatives of the packers, a step which might give them immunity in any subsequent prosecutions. KAISER MUST DROP HIS SPOILS, BRITISH TERMS Lloyd George Demands Complete Restoration of All Territories— Russia, Having Withdrawn, Must Now Protect Own Soil— Allies Free to Deal With Constantinople Problem German Plot to Restore Czar-Grand Duke Nicholas With Royalist Army in Asia Berlin Offer Is Said to Yield in West at Expense of Russians "Bolsheviks Sound U. S. WIFE OF MAJ GEN WOOD IN A BOSTON BOOTH. Mrs Wood had been a volunteer worker at local Red Cross campaign headquarters for IO days before it became known that she was the wife of tho famous general. Help save white paper by placing a regular order for the Daily and Munday Globe. Unsold papers must be eliminated. Probes Stockyards Company Organization of tile Chicago Stockyards-" Company, under the laws of Maine, alleged to have been for the purpose of providing a legal method for th<- payment of millions in “pickings” or rebates to the packing plants by j the Chicago Junction Railways * Union Stock Yards Company of New Jersey, occupied Francis J. Heney, special counsel, and the witnesses called today at the first of a scries of open hearings. Other witnesses tomorrow will be asked to tell what they know of J. I Ogden Armour and F. II. Prince of Boston obtaining control of the Junction Railways Company, which was organized by Prince, and turning it over to the Stockyards Company. F. W. Croll, confidential secretary to Mr Armour, is expected to testify. Richard Olney and other citizens of New England appeared In today’s testimony as sponsors for the plan of absorbing the money-making Junction Railways Company by the new corporation. WANTED 1000 Patriotic Women Volunteers To take charge of indoor booths in Boston on Saturday or Monday, to receive membership applications in the Great Red Gross GhristmasMembershipCampaign APPLY TODAY AT CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS, lf!5 Milk Street Boston Men on Olney Committee F. Ti. Hart, vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the Old Colony Trust Continued on th- Fifth Poise THE WEATHER Forecast for Boston and Vicinity: Friday becoming unsettled; Haturday rain or snow and colder; moderate south to southwest winds, shifting to northwest Saturday. COMING TO BOSTON ,8I?P HOTEL HOLLIS 247 Tremont St. NKA It THIS COMMON Booms, $1.00 single; $1.80 and *-'.00 double; $2.50 with Private Bath Moderate Priced    Restaurant EXCELLENT .MUSIC    CABARET §1.00— DINN KH—$1.00  Psst in City Bell-ans Absolutely Removes Indigestion. Druggists refund money if it fails. 25c WINTHROP CO OPERATIVE BANK WINTHROP, MASS. DECEMBKIt SHARKS NOW ON SALK. DIVIDENDS FOH PAST KIGHT YE AUS. S‘/2 % Washington Forecast for Southern New Ragland: Cloudy and unsettled Friday; Saturday rain or snow and colder. For Northern New England: Cloudy and unsettled Friday; Saturday snow and colder. Giobe’e Forecast—Saturday rain or snow and colder; Sunday fair; moderate northwest to west winds. The Thermometer at Thompson's Spa— 3'a rn, 33; 6 a rn, 33; 9 a rn, 37; 12 rn, 40; 3 p rn, 42; 6 p rn, 41; 9 p rn, 39; 12 mid, 37. Average temperature yesterday, 157 2-3; average temperature one year ago yesterday 27H. Temperatures at 8 Last Night—San Francisco, 58; Bismarck, 26; St Louis, 54; Chicago, 60; Nantucket, 34; Portland, 34; Eastport. 34; New York, 40; Washington, 36. FINDS U. S. TROOPS IN FRANCE WITHOUT GUNS Tor God’s Sake Wake Up,’ j Says Congressman Dale Americans Lack Equipment for Terrific Fight in Prospect Special Dispatch to the Globe BURLINGTON, Vt, Dec 20 - Coming from Vimy Ridge, where the dead bodies still lie prone in the mud, to the easy-chair atmosphere of Washington, Congressman Porter H. Dale’s message to the people of the. United States is: “For God’s sake wake up and realize what this war means!” American troops without guns, with-out-enough blankets, without necessary equipment and wholly unprepared for the terrific struggle which they must face, is a situation that sends Mr Dale back to this country with but one desire—to impress on Washington and Vermont, his home State, the tremendous peril and responsibility that faces this Nation. “Talk about a short war,” said Mr Dale. “We snail be mighty lucky if we get through this war in two years, at such an expense, and with a loss of men that will run Into hundreds of thousands. “I wish I might say to every depart" ment head in Washington: ‘Wake up.’ I wish I could take them with me to Vimy Ridge, where the guns do not crash or detonate, but Just explode in one continual roar. “I did not go into the front line trenches—I don’t think it is any place for a civilian—but'l walked among tile stark, dead bodies of gallant Englishmen and Canadians. “Why unburied? Because men are so precious and the German aviators so vigilant that even a burying party in the open is immediately marked and cut down by their quick firing guns. “Yes, I wish I had some of those easy chair Washington department fellows at Vimy Ridge, men who, after eight months of war, and not enough guns in France to equip our men, are still telling the newspapers that everything is all right.” Unaccountable lagging on the part of I Metropolitan Boston in the Red Cross Christinas drive makes It now seem probable that this district will be the only section of the entire country which will fail to secure its allotted quota of new members for the society In the ! present drive. Metropolitan Boston’s failure will drag New England below her average, although outside of tills city and its I immediate suburbs the campaign is I doing quite well aw a whole. Only 26,000 additional members were secured yesterday In the Metropolitan District, bringing its total up to 175,000 at the end of the fourth day of the campaign, when it had been confidently hoped the requisite 370,000 would have been secured. The drive is now more than half over. It closes on Christmas eve, but the amount raised to date in Metropolitan Boston is less than half of the quota allotted to this district. Open Many Booths Today Today a final attempt to get Boston to show more interest will be begun when Red Cross booths will be set up in banks, stores, office buildings and places where people congregate. Young women will preside at these booths for the purpose of enrolling members in the society and it will be a very easy matter for all who wish to participate in the great work of the Red Cross and save Boston from the stigma of failure in the current drive to go to any of these booths, give up their dollar and receive a Red Cross button and a win- i dow poster. The use of these window posters Is advocated by the Red Cross as an appropriate Christman decoration and the efiect of blocks or rows of houses In every window of which appears one of these gay-colored affairs is extremely attractive as well as significant. “All must do their war bit,” declared Louis K. Liggett, chairman of the Metropolitan Boston Committee, last night. “This is their chance. We must get members today and lf we lo not we will fail. Special Cable to the Globe LONDON, Dec 20-—The Morning Post’s Petrograd correspondent says there are signs of an attempt inspired by Germany to replace former Czar Nicholas on the throne of Russia. (Copyright, 1917, New York World I LONDON, Wednesday, Dec 19—A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from liaparanda report.-, that Kerensky with an army is now marching against Moscow, while Grand Duke Nicholas has gathered a great army of Royalist-, in the Caucasus. GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS. "LIGHTLESS" NIGHT    ELEVATED'S SERVICE IS FAR FROM DARK CUT THRffi PERCENT Big Electric Advertising Curtailment on Surface Signs Fail to Shine ; Lines Begins Tomorrow Part of Illumination Due to Stores Bay Stats Railway on 50 Percent Keeping Open Late    Basis    for Lack of Coal BRITAIN'S PEACE GERMANS REFUSE ! TERMS RESTORATION! SELF-GOVERNMENT Workers Losing Heart “Our organization, whi< Ii we had looked upon as perfect, has in many instances become thoroughly disorganized. Our workers have lost their spirit because of meeting so many rebuffs. “These cases of people refusing to Join have been so numerous that they are almost unbelievable. Persons of standing in their communities are often the worst offenders. No wonder there Is A "lightless night” is not ai gloomy as it sounds, Judging by Boston’s experience with its first one, last night, for a cursory observer about the downtown streets would not have noticed any lack of illumination in some of the principal thoroughfares, while In others the only unusual condition was the darkness of shop windows. The great majority of streets had their usual appearance because, save in a few instances, the municipal lichting had not been reduced ‘Tile White Ways" on Huntington av and Broadway, South Boston, had sacrificed ctwh alternate light, by order of the Municipal LlgiUtng Department. Unquestionably there were many violations of the regulations of the National and State Fuel Administrators, relating to Illuminated signs and windows and unnecessary lighting in stores and houses, but many of the violations are believed by officials of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company to have been due to failure of the offenders to appreciate fully the extent to which the prohibition goes, while others may have been due to forgetfulness, owing to last night having been the first of “lightless” Thursdays and Sundays. Many 8ign» Flash as Usual The most flagrant offenders were those who maintain electric signs ovei their doors, usually bearing the name of the concern in letters formed of bulbs. Nearly two-score of such signs weic f .mnd Lie tween the North Station and Hollis st. Continued un the Second Pe *e. I Continued on the Fifth Pnae Greater Boston's problem of street car transportation on a fuel-saving basis Is being slowly worked out. Tomorrow curtailments announced by the Boston Elevated Railway arc to go into effect. Yesterday the Bay State Street Railway began cutting its service and running cars without heat. Det^new schedules will probably not be available until tomorrow. The curtailment of the Bay State service amounts practically to 50 percent, and outside of rush hours it may lie said that It amounts to running on 60-minute time where 30-minute time has hitherto prevailed and on 30-minute time where 15-mlnute time has been usual. Pending the formation of definite schedules, the service has been left more or less to the discretion of the division managers. “Our patrons along the line have i shown an excellent spirit in the matter J up to date," said Thomas Dreier of the J Bay State last evening. “I personally talked with all our division managers yesterday, and every one of them spoke particularly of the way in which the public cooperated. Of course the sud-j den change means a great deal of ln-i convenience to many, especially at tins I holiday season, but every one seemed ' to recognize the fact that we Were do ing our best under difficulties. I “We hope to have (he new schedules I worked out by tomorrow morning ; and will probably have them printed by tomorrow night. We plan I (un ti ii licit on Hie Third I’h*». TODAY’S GLOBE CONTENTS , TODAY’S GLOBE CONTENTS . TODAY’S GLOBE CONTENTS . TODAY’S GLOBE CONTENTS Wanted? Results. If so, advertise your wants in the Daily and Sunday Globe. Used Automobiles For Sale? Real Estate For Sale? Business For Sale? More Help Wanted? Use the Globe. Order your advts for Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Monday's Globe today. Read the Sunday Globe 20-page Magazine. Page f. ! Germany must restore territories she has conquered and give reparation, says Lloyd George, announcing British peace terms; Allies to leave Russia to defend herself.    \^, Germans agree to Russian demand of no annexations, but Kaiser’s new peace offer for consumption elsewhere is said to provide Gerinun control of large Russian territories. Report that Grand Puke Nicholas has gathered a large Royalist array In the i Cauc asus. I Active German propaganda checks Boston’s Red Cross drive; city may fail to reach quota; work for Secret Service here, says Liggett. Curtailment of three percent in mileage goes into effect on Boston Elevated lines tomorrow; Bay State Street Railway’s service curtailed one-half. Many lights displayed In Boston despite "lightless” night order. Boston men tell of organisation of Chicago Stock Yards Company at opening of Federal Trade Commission's investigation of the meat packing industry. Forty Luxburg telegrams published, showing German plot by “neutrality conference’’ to unite South America against United States. Congressman Dale of Vermont, after visit to French battlefields, says American troops are woefully lacking in equipment. rage 2. Telephone Union officers get the labor question into the question of excess rates for service at hotels.    , * I'age it. Governor’s Council approves $89,000 appropriation for 440-bed emergency hospital equipment at Commonwealth Armory, to be used in event of disaster. Fait* 3. Navy needs 75,000 more bluejackets; Highway Construction Regiment has I desirable openings for experienced men. I John F, Moors returns from Halifax. * Halifax relief fund reaches total of $586,539.24. Ktorrow, .with McCall and other New England Governors, plead need for more coal here at capital. Page 4. F. 8, Billings of Somerville answers questions in his daughter-in-law’s alienation suit. City Council goes on jecord as in favor of wage Increase for lamplighters. $7,800,000 Australian wool cargo arrives In Boston; other water front news. Page 5. Idler play given at Radcliffe College. Johnson white slave hearing continued for a week, when the Government restB. Page 8. "Behind the Mask of Germany's ’Mild’ Terms," by Uncle Dudley. Lieut Col Falls to command off!cere' school at Camp Devens. Herbert Corey says German people believe U-boats are winning war. Page 7. Willard plans lo abandon circus and is ready to meet Fulton. Massachusetts gulf clubs to help conserve coal by closing clubhouses. Clcotte leads American League pitchers In effectiveness, with Mays second. Page 8. Italians beat off Teutonic assaults. Commanding General of Russian forces in France and many of his officers ask permission to Join American Army and continue the war. Ex-Asst Hee of War Ipgraham says when American Army attacks it will be an astounding blow. * Balfour declares British and American I war polit its urc identical and (Ionics ; purpose to set up new German State on the Rhine. MaJ Gen Scott slaps gunner on back for shot from liner which drove U-boat I under water. Finance Minister Nltti calls on Italy to devote all private and public property to carry on the war. Page t). Ordnance Bureau methods again scored before .Senate Committee; Sharpe on the stand today. , Great Dane dog presented to 35th Company, lull Battalion, lolMt Depot Brigade, | in front of I’ark Square Theatre. I President Wilson selects medical advisory boards to examine draft registrants In this State. Federal board to fix milk prices for Boston and vicinity welcomes suggestions from consumers. Fiskdale married woman and man found murdered in house on Sturbrldge-I Tolland road. Observance of the 60th anniversary of Mgr O'Farrell’s ordination begins. Billy Sunday bests W. ll. Boulter-haugh, a German sympathiser, in fist fight on platform lo Tabernacle at Atlanta. Official war films of American troops at home and abroad exhibited. Page 9. Excess profits and income tax rulings made public. Page Id. Household Department. Pave lf. Financial and commercial news Page lf. Thirty-eight killed, about 40 hurt In train horror at Shepherdsville, Ivy I Babst says there will be plenty of sugar the coming year; Itolph tells why : price was fixed j Cuba’s bumper crop of sugar will be j available in Boston the first week of I January, State Food Administrator I learns. ; Shipping Bourd announces it will allow I some wooden ships built for private ae-; count. Frelght-rate increases In so-called Eastern commodity case suspended j | until June 30. GEN MORRISON DIRECTOR OF MILITARY TRAINING WASHINGTON, Dec 28-MaJ Gen John F. Morrison was today appointed director of military training with headquarters in Washington., Gen Morrison recently returned from a tour of the fighting front In France and Flanders. His new task will be to coordinate training in all National Army and National Guard camps. His experience as head of the Army service schools specie Hy fits him for the new work. Gen Morrison’s name has been mentioned in gossip aa a successor to Gen Tasker H. Bliss, Chief of Staff, when the latter reaches the retiring age Dec 81. MaJ Gen Hunter Liggett also is mentioned in this connection, LONDON, Dec 20—Complete restoration of the territories conquered by the Central Powers, together with compensation, was demanded by Premier Lloyd George as Great Britain’s principal war aim, in a j speech in the House of Commons to- J day.    * Great Britain did not enter the war, the Premier asserted, to increase by a yard the territory of anyone else, but because of the belief * that Britain’s honor, the question of standing by her word, was Involved, i The Premier said the margin of j losses at sea was narrowing. The Sinkings by submarines, he declared, were decreasing, while shipbuilding was increasing. Russia Prevented Victory The Premier said the sinking of1 submarines was increasing. Although the merchant tonnage was down by 20 percent, be added, the loss bad , been only 6 percent of Imports oyer that of last year. Regarding the military situation, Mr Lloyd Georgy said It was idle to I pretend that the hopes formed had j been realized. This disappointment he attributed to the Russian collapse. The next few monthb, said Mr Lloyd George, would be most trying ones, as one great Power had gone out and another had not fully come In. Opposed to Germany, Austria and their allies, he said, were man power and reserves more than double those which the Teutonic alliance possessed. The Germans, the Premier said, had had only one success, which was due to surprise, and this was now engaging inquiry. The Germans had lost 100,000 prisoners, valuable posi- I’ETROCRAD, Dec 20—Germany has officially informed the Bolshevik headquarters that the Central Powers are ready to consider a peace arrangement on the basis of no annexations and nu indemnities, but that self-detinition or Nations (that is, self-determination of their owu form of Government) is impracticable, according to the Petrograd Evening Post. The Teutonic representatives also notified the Russians that they desired to know the result of Russia's ( (Mi (I ll U (Mf on lilt- infill Ii Order your Ufr d Car adi ta for next Sunday'* (Hobe today. Remember, Globe advts makt sales. New Opportunity to Help Belgium Clothes for Women and Children The Comminutor! for Relief in Belgium ha« u»k#il New bing Unit to contribute I-tone of clothing for women min < !<t» Thl# clothing Should be warm, -. rvir. auh and clean, new or gerund hand. F’l( ane con tribute what you have on hand, hut do not <>()> clothing. Purchases can h>* made tm more economically by our Committee clothing should be delivered lo NEW ENGLAND BELGIAN RELIEF FUND 422 Boylston Street, Bollen Jose |th ll. O’Veil, Treat).   K<> l>«-Willshire l-trret. ll.-Ion Continued on (bf Eighth Unite. IMPORTANT NOTICE! Do not put a lighted candle behind th* Rad Cross “Servica Flag” or other decoration ill j your window upon Christmas Kve; to do so might cause fire. Your decoration will be sufficiently displayed if you merely raise the shade or draw the curtains and have the room illuminated. Boston Board of Fire Undorwrltoit You Should Make Income Tax Returns Under the War Revenue Act on $2000 if married or SI OOO if single. A copy of the new blank for Individual Income Tax Returns (form 1040A) can be had for the asking at our banking rooms. We expect other forms later. After January 1st we have arranged for expert assistance to aid in making 9ut the returns. Jim mean Trust Company Capital $1,000,000 50 State St., Boston Surplus $2,500,000 City Square, Charlestown hmmmmm ;