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and atrocities which ar now
1 tUnf their climax In the BetcUn
deportations, but that the landing of our
troops at Salonlca can no more be de
fended from a Juristic point of view
than the German Invasion by way of
Llece in Auiust, 1911.
The Stataa of Beldam.
"At thle period of the war the position
Of Belgium before the German Invasion
needs no further explanation. The ablest
historians have made It perfectly clcp.r
that the neutrality of Belgium was guar
anteed by certain Powers, on of whom
was Germany; that Germany on the
derisory pretext that she might have to
meet a French Invasion through Hcl
glum, first delivered to that country an
Ultimatum requiring her to allow the
unhindered passago of German ttopn,
and that then, on the demand King mot
with an unqualified refusal (HcIIu'i'h
only possible reply consonant with lo
ally to her other guarantors), she pro
oataed to occupy tho country, with tho
results which are only too well known
to ua all.
"The form In which the protecting
Vowers Great Hrltaln, Franco and llus.
' eta guaranteed the Kingdom of Greece
la leas well known to the neutral world
It la more ancient history, and t some
aatent wrapped tip In the technicalities
af dlplomatlo language.
"On July II, ISM, a treaty was signed
witalnlng the following as Its third
"Greece, under the sovereignty of
Prince William of Denmark and the
guarantee of the three courts, forms a
monarchical Independent constitutional
Ditr of Protecting Powers.
"The first article of the same treaty
r rides that Greek aoverelgnty should
hereditary, so that I'rlnco William
afterwards was known as King George.
Bis descendants are on precisely tho
same terms In this respect. It Is, there
fore, the duty of the protecting Powers
to ensure that the Greek state should
retain tho three characterlMlcw men
tioned In the third article, and the means
by which they must do so In a last
retort are Indicated In an unrepealed
artlele In the protocol treaty of Feb
ruary '1. 1IS0. whan King Otho wan
placed on the throne, to the effect
that no troops belonging to one of
tho contracting Powers shall be allowed
to, enter the territory of the new Greek
atata without the consent of the two
other courts who signed the treaty.'
"The unconstitutional behavior of
King Constantlne, his refusal to abide
fcy the terms of the Greek treaty with
orbla and the flouting of the decisions
of M. Venlzelos and his Parliamentary
majority, hardly admit of denial, even
by the Germans themselves, who con
taut themselves with saying that he
acted for what he believed to be the
boot Interests of his country. As Great
Britain, France and Itussla have uni
formly acted together, the whole matter
of their landing troops to neutralize
tho King's unconstitutional action was
hath their right and their duty.
Allies' Landing Approved,
"Objection may possibly be brought
that the arguments up to this point
raat on technicalities In old treaties, and
hi order to Justify our actton, at any
fUtO morally, we must show that we
who not acting against the wishes of
tho Greek people. To this may be re
plied absolutely, without tho possibility
of controversion, that our troops went
' to Balonlca with the express approval
of the then head of the Greek Govern
ment, and that he had himself suggested
tho stipulation In the Greco-Serblan
treaty for a provision by which the
Serbian Government needs could. In
flaw of the default of Greece on thin
POiat, be fulfilled by the despatch Into
Greek territory of an equivalent force
by Great Britain and France.
"Nothing that has happened since the
landing at Salonlca can. of course, affect
the legal position of the Allies In sending
troops there ; but proofs have come thick
and fast of the unconstitutional policy
of the King and of the Skouloudls Minis
try, who existed simply to carry out his
arreader of Fart Rnpel.
When M. Skouloudls was taxed by
Otoe of Vita deceived colleagues with the
aurrander of Fort Itupel, he showed
them a document from the German Min
ister guaranteeing that the fort would be
returned to areece later on, and this doc
ument was dated threo days before Its
surrender, proving that thero was no
question of seizure and forcible occupa
tion. "Who can then be surprised at the
aotlon of M. Ventseloa In declaring n
provisional Government? lie has ex
cresily stated that he 'holds no antl
monarchical or antl-dynastlc views. He
has taken his way. as the protecting
Powers have taken theirs, to bring the
Kins back to the constitutional regime
by which alone he exists.
"The protecting Powers have had no
choice In the matter of their action. It
waa sanctioned, and probably required,
by their treaty obligations, of which It
waa a natural corollary, and was curried
out the fact cannot be stated too often
With the expressed approval of the
one man who could and did represent
tho Greek Government and people to us,
Forced to Coerce Athene,
The events of the Isst few days have
brought out In a striking way the almost
Intolerable difficulties with which the
protecting Powers have had to deal
During the past months they have had
on aeveral occasions to take steps to
exact from the Greek Government the
benevolent neutrality' which had been
promised them, and It should he realized
that this 'benevolent neutrality' was a
minimum. Greece had constitutionally
declared for something much more, and
benevolent neutrality' was n small rem
nant of It promised by the Government
Which succeeded that of VenlzeloH.
"But even this prnmlne wan not car
ried out. The Greek posts, telegraphs
and wireless stations were belric used to
the prejudice of tho Allies. The police
and so-called reservist associations were
becoming centres of nntl-allled propa
ganda, and the enemy legation had be
come the agencies of an elaborate systom
"These dangers had to he averted, and
it waa also necesKury to ask tho Greek
Government to hand over to the Allies
an equivalent amount of war material
to that with which It had furnished the
central J'owers by the prearranged sur
render of Fort Itupel nnd Kavala. Thin
the King had spontaneously offered to
hand over to the Allies, und when the
obligation wns not fulfilled the demand
for the surrender of the material was
the cause for the recent grave disturb
ances. "Allied troops were landed to enforce
this demand, and although a definite
i promise had been given by the King and
Government that order would be main
tained and that the Greek rojallM
roops would In no case begin hostilities,
the allied troops were treacherously ut
tacked and suffered considerable losses.
The royalists also took advantuge of the
situation to treat tho adherents of M.
Venlselos, who nrr In tho minority In
Athens Itself, with the grossest brutality,
of which particulars are now beginning
"The behavior of the royalist Govern
ment during the past week Ih the strong,
est Justification of the attitude qr the
protecting Powers toward Greece during
Woman Dies In Ntatlon.
A well dressed woman passenger
dropped dead In 1111 elevated train near
the Lortmcr street station In Williams
burg yesterday afternoon. She was
about 45 years old, wore a blue serge
suit and carried a beaver muff, The
only clues tq, hor Identity ueio a gold
watch engraved "It. M." and a signet
ring engraved "B. B." Her body was
Uken to the Clymer street polks stalon.
MORGAN, BACK, SURE
OF ALLIES' TRIUMPH
Banker Returns From England
in Splendid Health
SHUNS FINANCE TOPICS
Lord Shntighiicssy, Also Pas
senger on Finland, Talks
on Canada's Future.
J. P. Morgan, who sailed hence for
London on September 30 by the Ameri
can liner Finland on business relating
to loans to the' Entente Allies, returned
last evening by the American liner Fin
land. He was accompanied by his wife and
daughter and all were unlisted, but this
did not prevent Mr. Morgan from re
ceiving the reporters democratically.
Mr. Morgan talked about many things
coming up tho bay from Quarantine, In
cluding yacht races. In which he per
sonally participated tn the days 'when
heeling cup defenders burled lee rails In
smothering seas nnd when he wished ns
heartily as any Yankee In the crew for
the success of the American yacht.
In his general talk ho omitted all ref-
erenru to financial cpietlons. lie talked
his hand and significantly shook bin fore
finger In respoiiKO tn an Inquiry nffectlng
American loans to tho llnti-nte Alllt- re
marking: "Not a word on finance!"
Mr. Morgan In Flnp Ilenlth.
Mr. Morgan looked In perfect condition
physically. Ills checks ginned with the
Indisputable color of splendid health nnd
he laughed at u report published In a
Western paper that he had gone to Scot
land to recuperate.
Ho said ho had never been In better
shape physically nnd otherwise nnd thnl
the reason he had gone tn Scotland wns
to shoot grouse. He had been lucky In
the shooting In tho few days he had
spent nt It.
Mr. Morgan asked questions about re
cent developments In llumanla, which
did not affect his mental attitude on the
general conflict. He said, with posltlve
iieis: "There Is no doubt about the out
come of the war. It U a certainty that
the Kntente Allies will win. Knclnnd
feeln that the Teutonic Powers are bent
en now. The end may bo soon or I.itc,
but tho Allies cannot lo?e."
On November II King George received
Mr. Morgan nt llucklnghnni Palace.
About this Incident Mr. Morgan was
a bit reticent. He said: "The Kins
was kind enough to send for m."
"I Mil you dine, with him?" was nsked.
"No: It wan In the morning,"
Otherwise than saying that he had a
pleasant time with the King. Mr. Moigan
made no comment on his reception and
preferred not to mention Its object.
I.nril Nhnuichnrssy Here,
I.ord Shaughnesny, president of the
t'.imtdlan Pacific Itullw
y, nlso arrived
Dy ihu b Inland, lie vvhh In London a
month nnd was lmprest.ed with war ac
tivity there1 and the spirit of unity with
tho colonics, which, he said, never before
existed so strongly.
"Canada," he added, "has assumed a
heavy part of the war burden. Tliu Ca
nadians have won a name which wilt
forever distinguish them. Canada will
In the future bo a senior partner In the
Ilrltlsh Kriiptrc. bearing an equal share
of the burdens, reaping an equal propor
tionate eharo of the profits and taking u
prominent scat at the council table.
"Lloyd George'H elevation to the Pre
miership wns brought nbout by the more
aggressive party In tho llodso of Com
tnonn to have a Government that will
prosecute the war more vigorously. Great
Hrtaln wants pence Just ns soon ns tho
demarlB made by her anil her allies
are won from Germany. Nothing lees
will be regarded as victor-.
"The inustcrful way In which Great
Hrltaln In financing the war Is no less
Impressive than her achievements at tho
front. She Is giving freely of her al
most limitless resources.
Future of Canada.
"As tn the future of Canada, I have
nbvnyn been certain. With a territory
larger than that of th 1'nlted States
and u population nearly equal to that 01
New York State, her po-ilbllltlen whiii
tn mo to be vast. Tim quality of her
fighting and her idiaro In tho war, will
carry her name to remote places.
"After peace Is declared I firmly he.
llevo she will have an Influx of popula
tion not unlike that to the 1'nlted States
fifty years ago. Much money and many
thousands of settlers hae already gone
from the United States to Canada.
Canada looks to the United States more
than she ever has, because hero money
and men nro plentiful and tho supply
from overseas Is cut off."
Other passengers by tho Finland were
William M. Ackworth, chnlrman of tho
London United Tramways Company, re
cently appointed a substitute for Sir
George Palsh as a member of a commis
sion of three to report on the condition nf
Canadian inllroads; I van Curyll, Urn
composer : W. J. Flavclle, chairman of
the Canadian Munitions Hoard, and Sir
William T, White, Canadian Minister of
BAVARIAN MINISTERS QUIT.
rtaron ran titrnilrl Is Appointed
Ilrml of Wnr Oilier.
Lonhon, Pec. 8. "According to a Mer
lin despatch to Putrh nowspapers," says
neuter's Amsterdam correspondent,
'"three llavnrlnu Ministers hnve resigned,
Minister of tho Interior llaron von
Sodcii-Fruunhofeii. Minister of War
ll.iron Kress von Kressensteln nnd Pres
ident von Hretschncldcr of the Council
nf Ministers. Tho cavalry General,
llaron von Stendcl, tins been appointed
Hkiilin, by wireless, Iec. R. A com
mittee of Itclchstag members, containing
representatives of all parties, has be?n
appointed to supervlso the administra
tion of tha national uuxlllary servlie
law providing for compulsory labor for
war purposes nf pejsons not with the
colors. The Socialists am icprrsented
by the two principal otllcliils of tlie Ger
man Labor Federation, Ai rangements
have also been made for the cooperation
of the secretaries of non-Socialist labor
Books Make the
Old and Rare- Books
Seta in Fine Bindings. First
Editions. Autographed Copies,
Books with Colored Plates. Extra-Illustrated
ing Books and
Drawings. Autograph Letters.
LLOYD GEORGE PUTS
LABOR AT THE FORE
Ho Revolutionizes Cabinet
Politics Also With Mixture
STORM OVER BALFOUR
His Reported Selection to Suc
ceed Grey Assailed ns a
Special Cnble netpatch to Tni Sr".
London, Dec 8. Labor supports Lloyd
George, Great Hrltatn's new Premier.
Newspapers and placards proclaim
Labor will now have two Cabinet Min
isters, one of them on the select war
council. Poslbly labor will have three
under secretaryships. If thta Is not a
revolution In British politics It Is nt
least n sudden and determined democ
ratization, nnd more Is to come.
Information reaching the correspond
ent of The St'N this afternoon from well j
authenticated quarters gives color to the
report which the Dnlfi Chronicle re-1
cently printed, that drastic changes are
to talto place In Ireland. Sir Ldward
Carson, who will certainly be a strong I
member of tho new council, lias denied
the I'onio rule suggestion, but Nation
nllsl elrclc.i to-night are whispering thnt
home rulo by any other name would
smell ns sweet.
Kpllt the Liberal Party.
Krents emphnslzed the fact that Lloyd
Grorgo has split the Liberal party Into
two factions. The new Cabinet will
command moro support from tho Con
servatives In Parliament than from the
The Liberal conference to-day pledged
Itself to support the new Government,
as Indeed nny party must do In such a
crisis an Great Hrltaln lias to meet, but
the old party leaders will occupy In the
House of Commons a place of friendly
opposition and criticism. Thin position
Is not uuuual In tho Ilrltlsh Parliament.
Nearly nil Ihonutagonlsm of tho new
administration I meeting comes from
members of tho Liberal party nnd from
liberal newspapers, although Ixinl North
clIITc, who has been one of Premier Lloyd
George's strongest advocates, made a
strong protest to-day In the Vvcnlna
S'ctm when tho appointment of A. J. H.il
four and Lord Itobcrt (Veil to the For
eign Oltlce was reported. Ills newspa
pers have been lifting llalfour as ono of
tlio "senile Matesnien," and tlieKtenfiii;
.Vcirs attacks Lord Itobcrt on the ground
that his management of the blockade has
shown more consideration for the Inter
ests of neutral nations than for lirltixh
I!n't of foiirrsnlnns.
Lloyd George's concessions to labor
should insure, tho disappearance of the
last shreds of unrest among the munition
I.M.I ll.lll.-uV U'lirllnlu li I.. I. l,,i-A
catherlng In an hIivuvm ilirentenlnc
cloud. Following such concessions may
cuino a complete nationalization of rail
waa and steamships nnd supply ser-
The business Mori I of Ungland Is ap
plauding the selection of I.lod George
or iiusiiicsn men ln' c.M of nollt chins
for departmental hofils, Slr Albert1 Intimated they had hud n meetlmr nt
Henry Stanley, mni.aslng director of which they decided they could not re
lxmdon street railways, who used his ' main In the Government if he (Asqulth)
twelve years experience In American !
streot railways with such striking suc
cess here. Is sure nf popular support.
K. II, Lever, a chartered accountant,
who came under the Lloyd George spell
nnd reduced shell prices. Is business per
sonified. U, L. 1 lichens, vh.ilrman of ,
,the lairds' shipbuilding yards. Is an-
ottier strong buslnens factor and us en
ergetic as the new Premier.
Significant also Is tho fact that 1! A.
U Fisher, ex-chancellor of Sheffield
Fnlverslty, and Michael Sadler, vice
chancellor of I-eds I'nlvcrslty, should
enter what used to bo tho political
"fray." It Is a sure sign of a commer
cial and ediica lonal awakening, which
shows that Lloyd George lias not rushed
lecnnstriictlon scheme. ,
but knew what men he could rely upon him and that the agenda of the War
to rally to his support. Politically these , Council should be submitted to him No
men arc an diverse as tho poles, but agreement was reached and ho under
every one to-night Is declaring that they , took to write .Mr. I.!nd ileoigo the. next
lire unanimously behind Lloyd George duy. giving his detjslou In the matter.
and his lieutenant. Honar Law.
Only Illark Spot.
The selection of Arthur Balfour as
succesmr to Viscount Grey ns Foreign
.Minister Is declared In political circles to
bo tho only black rpot upot- the new ad
ministration. It Is practically certain
that Balfour does not enjoy public confi
dence, nnd It Is doubtful whether ho will
be ntdo to gather up tha straggling
threads which Viscount Grey left behind,
Popular feeling is Initialled by the
evening paper posters to-night, which nn
nounco the "disastrous rumor" about
alfour. Lord Northcllffe's f.Yrniiio
AVici displays the following In bold ivne!
, ,, --
wi. Hit .is,c-
"ln London and the provinces the sug
gestion that Arthur llalfour should go to
the Foreign office with Lord Itobcrt
Cecil as I'nder Secretary and Minister of
Blockade has aroused surprise and In
redullty. Two such appointments at the
outset would Impose 11 very severe handi
cap on the new Government,
"The attitude of Iinl Ilobert Cecil as
.Minister of Blockade was most disas
trous, and any prospect of perpetuation
of that discredited policy under the new
ndmlnlstration would be gree'ed w'!h
ivneral opposition In the o-iuntry. It Is
noped nnd beloved that Loid Bohert
1 cell will not be found In tin lorclgu
Olllco when tho new posts are an
nounced." Honar Law. as Chance'lor of the Kx
chequer, will satisfy every one. Tho same
will be the case with Sir Itlclurd Car
ten at the Admiralty.
The Utamlnnf says It understands that
the following Cabinet appointments 111
certain to bo made :
Chancellor of the Kxchequer, An.
drew- Honar Law.
Secretary for Foreign Affairs, A. J
First Iird of the Admiralty, Sir
Secretary for War, Karl of Derby.
Secretary for Labor, Arthur Hen
derson, The Home Ofllce portfolio, nccordlng
Best t resents
to the newspaper, wns offered to Sir
Frederick 10. Smith, Attorney-General in
the coalition. Cabinet, but he preferred
to retain tho Attorney-Generalship.
It Is nlso stated that Sir Itobcrt Fin
lay, former Attorney-General and mem
ber of Parliament for Edinburgh and
St. Andrews universities, will bo Lord
High Chancellor In the now Cabinet, nnd
that Lord Itobcrt Cecil will remain Par
liamentary Under Socfetnry for Foreign
"A Leap In the Dark."
The chief Liberal weekly, the Katlon,
prints a leading article on the Cabinet
situation entitled "A Leap In the Dark."
"Tho war," says tho article, "which
has changed the world ban brought
about nn Innovation In our Government
which seems to have been derived from
the practice of France under tho early
Jacobins. When one of theso gentlemen
Oslrcd power or ofllce with which tho
State had omitted to endow hint ho oc
casionally nominated himself for the po
sition. To this French precedent Mr.
Lloyd tJcorgc has added nn Kngllsh ex
ample. "Last week he proposed to divide tho
Cabinet Into two parts, tho first nnd
unimportant part tn consist of u l'rimu
Minister and his colleagues, nnd tho sec
ond nnd vital part, to consist of himself
and three Inconspicuous civil associates,
which wns to bo charged with the sole
direction of the war."
The nrtlcle then nilds: "Mr. Lloyd
George's bridling vigor nnd adroitness
hnve Impressed themselves on tho popu
lar mind. In contrast to Lord North
cllfTc's hourly presentation of bin coU
leagues as a mass of sanlllty nnd In
competence." Mit Pnrty llclilnil It.
Declaring thnt tho new Ministry has
no purty behind It, tho -VnKoii continues
nlc sensational vress from which It
drawn Its breath will foster Itn cjilld or
t 1U chief
ndenco of men of nil claws who talk
.,0t tn,, war but do not tight It."
The nrtlcle says the new Government
ban not been brought In to niiiLe peace.
It credits Mr. I.lo.vd George, with the
genius of Improvisation, hut says that
all of Germany's greater stiokes In the
war have lieen the fruit of long calcula
tion, nnd warns him not to Interfere
with the plans of the military nnd naval
'The press which made him can un
make him," says the article. "There Is
not therefore one Irresponsible but two
Irresponslhles, whllo over this llaht
minded union hovers nn assemblage nf
such problems and difficulties as Na
poleon himself never met."
The Sew Sfafrsman describes Mr.
Lloyd George ns devoting moit of lili
time to a skilful manipulation of the
press, while It aserts that Mr. Asqulth
professed rather exaggerated contempt
for It, and f.ivoied no paper except bis
i hlef detractor. The .Vnc fnlcsiiidii lic
ense'" Mr. Lloyd George of brcomltn;
nervous over tho success of bin coup
Tuesday, and with circulating a false
story tint Mr. Asqulth after accepting
all his demands had repudiated the es
ASQUITH IS "LOYAL."
Will Support l.lnyil (irnrse, Whom
He Dors .Not lllnnir.
London, Loc. S. Herbert H. Aqu!th
declared at the meeting of Liberals to
day that although lie had resigned tho
Premiership he had not given up leader
ship of the Liberal party. The former
Premier said there had been a carefully
engineered campaign against him, but he
acquitted Mr. Lloyd George and his other
associates In tho retiring Government of
On Friday of Inst week, Mr. Asqulth
raid, he received Mr. Lloyd George's pro
posal for a smaller war council. The
same day be replied that tho Prime
Minister must preside over such a bo.lv
Mr. Lloyd George d d not ncree to this.
nnd on Sunday the fnlonl.it Ministers
cllil. nnd that If he i d not res Kit they
Mr. Asqulth saw Mr. Lloyd George
later nnd, being desirous of maintaining
unity of the Government, appealed to
Mr, Honar Law to remain In oilier. They
I. nil n conversation
and attempted to
their view 111 to th re
lationship between the Premier mid the
War Council and 111 to the personnel of
the council. On these two point'' they
differed, nnd the difference of opinion
was strong and sharp.
An iiiTiinseinent was then suggested
that the Premier should control the war
policy of the Government, tbiit tl o War
fnuncll sbnulil submit Its decisions to
I ne nexi morning ne tuuiui a iiiit-
iiieut In the newspapers that the Pirmiri
was to ho excluded tioin the war touiu I.
ilo believed them had been a bicn h of
coutldence, although ho accepted Ml.
Lloyd George's disclaimer, lie w-,tu
Mr. l.lovd Georgn that ho was not pic
pjicil to remain In tho Cabinet in a
spectator of tho war, and that It was
not possible to have a war council with
out the Premier us chairman. After
consulting with his friends ho rcslgmd.
Mr, Asqulth said ho was of tho (-pinion
that ho i-oulil serve thu Government
tn better advantage outside the Cabinet,
with "the sole object of lending such
1 . ., . . . ..,
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I11IU feir.il i.iri. vim, ivii, ,.,h ui.iiii
had advised his colleagues to cxcrcis.i
their own Judgment In the matter of
Joining the Cabinet, and had brought no
piessuin to hear on them. It was hu
miliating to think that anybody should
suggest that ho was trying to restrain
his colleagues from serving the new
Grry Prnlses I.lnyfl Grume.
Viscount Grey then made the an
houucenicnt that Mr. Balfour would be
Foreign Secretary and that Iird Itobcrt
Cecil would remain Parliamentary 1'inhi'
Secretary for Foreign Affairs. There
was much applause when Viscount Grey
said that nt tho beginning of the war
he was much struck with tho resolute
murage of three men Mr. Asqulth, Mr.
Llojd George and Lord Kitchener Mr
g R I N G
cheer to poor
our care and
add to the bare
life n few of the
joys the sea
son offers to
the more for
tunate. CONTRIBUTIONS are need,
cil now for placing home
less children in good homes
in the country, where tluty may
develop normally amid wholesome
family life, with the care nnd af
fection of foster parents. Gifts
large or small will be welcome.
The Children's Aid Society
Edwin G, Merrill, Tresiurer,
105 l-UHt 22nd St., N. Y.
Win. Cliurcli Otborn, C. Loring Hrsce.
Lloyd Oeorge, he continued, was "a man
of great courago who nevcr flinched, who
had borno his burden, which was a heavy
one, all through with. great fortitude."
A smalt party of suffragettes lent
variety to the arrival o the Liberals nt
the tteform Club. When Mr. Asqulth
drovo up tho suffragettes cried :
"Traitor I" Lord Haldane was greeted
with "Kaiser Hnldanel"
When Viscount Grey arrived the suf
fragettes created such a disturbance that
the potlco had to escort him 'Into the
According to the Chronicle King
George yesterdny wrote to former Pre
mier Asqulth offering him an earldom
nnd the Order of tho Garter. It Is un
derstood that Mr. Asqulth risked per
mission to decline both honors.
A CABINET OF 5 OR 8.
Lloyd ienrjte'a Inner Ministry to
Direct the War.
Special Cable Despatch to Tna 8b from the
Lonpov, Dec 9 (Katurdoy). The par
liamentary correspondent of tho Times
wrltcn as follows:
"It 1m understood that tho chief ofTlces
In Lloyd George's Ministry will be filled
by followers of Prime Minister nnd First
Lord of tho Treasury Lloyd George. Tho
others will be:
"Chancellor of the Kxchequer, Ponnr
"Minister without portfolio, Sir Ed
ward Carson or Lord Mllner.
"Lord Privy Seal, Ixird Curzon.
"Minister of Labor, Arthur llender
eon." The nbove will form the Cabinet, or war
council. Tho moit Important of the
others are :
"First laird of tho Admiralty, Lord
Mllner or Sir IMwurd Carson.
"Secretary for War, Iord Derby.
"Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Arthur
"Secretary for the Colonies, Mr. Long.
"Secrctaiy for India, Mr. Chamberlain.
Secretory for Homo Affairs Mr. Kills.
Minister nf Munitions Dr. Addison.
Food Controller Irfird Dcvenport.
Financial Secretary of tho Treasury
S. II. Ix'vcr.
lxinl Chancellor Sir Robert Flnlay.
Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Lord Itobcrt Cecil.
Tho most striking change which Lloyd
George Is making Is tho reduction of the
membership of the Cabinet from twenty
three to live or eight. It will take over
the functions of the old War Council
mid nsun e nholiite control nnd dlrco
tlon of tho war.
RUSSIANS STILL ATTACKING.
Keep l' I'rrssnrr nn Truton Lines
t.oMKis', IVc. s Though tho great
ttusslnu offensive on the whole Carpa
thlm front falleil to save Hueharcst or
even to break through tho Teuton lines,
the Uuxsiaus are still attacking In the
l!ulan troops nttarkrd n mountain
peak south of Javcrnlk, In tho wooded
Carpathians, to-day. They mrt Mubbom
resistance, and tho battle was still raging
when the oitlclal teport was made.
other Itusslan attacks were made yes.
teiday on the Teuton lines on the Ludova
! nnd In the Trotus valley, at tho northern
tip of liuuiauta. llerllu reports that
the-r attacks wero repulsed. Tho Itus
sum statement (o-nlght reads:
on the Golunltza-Penlattl front the
enemy bombarded our positions with
mines of powerful,' destructive effect.
In the region of Potutory and Pila
kelany illlo and artillery fire of great
Intensity Is proceeding.
In the wooded Carpathians our de
tainment have taken the offensive at
the height five vcrsts south of Javct
nik. The battle Is continuing, with
the result not et known.
The German statement regarding tho
lighting on the eastern front says:
Front of Prince Leopold Itusslan
attacks on the Pvlna front failed.
South of Vlcsy detachments that
had entered one of our outpost posi
tions wero Immediately expelled.
RUSSIA IS OBJECTIVE.
1 I'elrournd Military 1'inrrt Srr
Peril In Itiininiilnii Situation.
I.ONDON, Pec. 8. A P.euter despatch
ft out Pctrogriid sajs:
"Tho l'unikii ninlld, the mllltnrv
o-gan. In foreshadowing grent military
j events In the direction of Bucharest sh.vs :
j "'It Is Impossible to allow tho enctnv
to set'.lc In winter positions. In central
Ituni.inl.i and on tho lower reaches of
t ie Danube, which would be equivalent
tn submitting to lit.; Initiative and en
abling the enemy to support himself
.ii the rich supplies of the country for
a' Ii-.t-t five months.
Should the enemy succeed In fortify
ing himself between the lower Danube
and the Carpathians he would not only
I lie utile to develop tho operations ill will t
Saioiilci but In tho spring could hurl
! himself nt the chief point of the Itus
slan main front, The enemy is hasten
ing to finish with the Balkans prior to
beginning cxtcnslvo operations ngalnst
When anybody tries to
' sell us any woolen that isn't
100-all-wool, we never
hesitate to lay the law down
good arid proper.
Of course, it isn't often
that we have to our stand
ards are too well known.
, But we take no chances.
I Before it goes to our manu
facturing department we
j test a sample piece of every
delivery of every woolen to
Imakc sure there's not even
a trace of cotton.
That's one of the reasons
why we can safely say "your
money back any old time if
you want it."
Everything men and boys
Rooers Peet Company
at 13th St. "Tha at 34th St
Broadway Cornara" Fifth Ave
RESULT OF VERDUN
FIGHTING IN DOUBT
Paris Says Germans Have Rcqii
Driven From Hill 801
FAILED, ASSERTS BERLIN
Official Statement 'Declares
Attempt to Regain Trenches
London, Dee. 8, Hecnuso bf conflict
ing official statements the result of the
fighting on hill 304, on tho west bank
of the Mouse near Verdun, Is shrouded In
mystery. The French say they drovo the
Germans out of trenches which the
latter took on Wednesday. The Ger
mans iuy the French attack was re
pulsed. Tho French statement reads:
On tho left bnnk of the Itlver Mcuse
we hnve driven the enemy from n sec
tion of tho trenches on the eastern
slopes of hill 304 Which he occupied
on Decemlier 6.
The German statement referring to
the fighting on this sector says :
Army group of tho Gorman Crown
Prince : On tho west bank of the Meuse
the French yesterdny attacked the
trenches on hill 304 captured by us on
December S. They were repulsed.
Conntrr Attack Wins.
Elsowhere on the front In France there
was considerable artillery fighting and
near St. Mlhlcl, in tho Apremnnt Forest,
the Germans made an attack this morn
ing and got n foothold In some French
trenches. Tho French counter attacked,
throwing tho Germans out.
llerllu declares the nsoendaney In the
nlr upon which the Allies have prided
themselves has passed to tho Germans.
In November, though tho weather was
mostly unfavorable for the Germans,
"great successes were gnlned," an offi
cial statement snys. It continues:
Our losses were 31 nlrplanes In
tho western, eastern. Itumanlan and
Kalkan war theatres. Our enemies
Inst 71 airplanes In aerial fights.
1C shot down from the ground and
" by Involuntary landings, so Hint
the total enemy loss waa !4 air
planes. Of these 42 are In our
hands and 51 were seen to fall behind
I'rnlar for Aviators.
The artillery. Infantry nnd aviators
gained grateful acknowledgement nnd
confidence of the other troops by
carrying out their Important tasks In
splendid fashion. Tho High Command
fully appreciated their iictlvltlcs.
To-night's French olllclnl communica
On the front of the Snmme artillery
aetlvlty of rather considerable propor
tions Is reported In tho sector nf
Uouchnvcsnen nint In front of Hlaches.
In the forest of Aprcmont In the
course of an attack this morning tho
enemy gained n foothold In somo
trench elements. Through a spirited
counter attack our troops ejected the
The ufllcl.il lo-ninunlcatlon from Ilrlt
lsh Headquarters Issued to-night says:
During the day the enemy shelled
our front south of the Ancre nnd In
the tlueudecourt and Ilunsart nreas.
We retaliated by bomkmilng various
positions behind the enemy's Hues, Our
ticncli mortars were active southeast
j V?f IFT TnT R My & Co' Atluctieni An
3! Vitt It
No Time Like Now to EQUIP
YOURSELF for Colder Weather
Just before the real severe, wind biting, sleet driving weathc
of the Winter. The man who takes advantage of our unusually
large assortment of Overcoats will be satisfied that he has
made a good buy from the standpoint of service, style and price.
Pinch Backs-in fancy mixed fabrics.
Form Fitting Coats-in single and double
Box Coats-single and double breasted.
UUterettes-with belted backs.
Ulsters-with big, convertible collars.
Chesterfields-in plain fabrics of quality.
Kerseys, Cheiots, Vicunas, Tliibots and
Oxforii Coatings in plain colors and mix
tures. Fabrics that aro warm but weigh
little. Some silk lined throughout others
with silk yokes and sleeves.
Other Overcoatsin correct styles and fabrics, $14.75 to $49.50
Silk Lined Chesterfield Overcoats, $20.75
Made of fine dark Oxford coating. Lined throughout with -ilk that wv
give at least a year's service. Conservative model with elvt o."."
II S mm PROTEST
Continued from First rape.
seph Devoldcr. Among the Deputies
who signed It wero Baron Albert de
ltunrt and Count do Llmburg-Stlrum.
JUSTIFIED BY GERMANY.
Itelnlnn Deportations Held to ne
m:nLlN, via London, Dec. 8. The Ger
man Government Issued a. statement to
day In explanation and Justification of
the transfer of llelglan laborers to Ger
many. It says the measure l.i by no
means n hardship for the laborers, but
Is a soclnl necessity.
Owing chiefly to tnc Ilrltlsh embargo
against Belgium's overseas trade, which
before tho war supported a large part
of the Industrial population, large num
bers of Belgian workers arc Idle, the
statement says, and conditions are grow
Of 1,200,000 employees engaged In
Belgian Industries before the war BOG.
000, Including 1B8.000 women, are now
wholly without work, and 1S0.000, In
cluding 46,000 women, nro partly with
out work, making a total of 065,000 per
sons dependent on public nld. In uddl
tlon to these there are 293,000 wives and
612,000 children of men without work,
so 1,560.000 persons, or one-fifth of the
total Belgian population, require assist
ance. Moro than 300,000,000 francs already
have been spent In supporting theso per
sons, and 20,000,000 francs monthly will
be required henceforth. These masses of
Idle people, the statement says, aro de
generating, and drunkenness and socUl
depravity aro resulting.
In view of the circumstance, the
statement says, the transportation of
workmen to Germany means n consid
erable betterment In their position.
U. S. RELIEF LISTS USED.
tirrmnns Acrnsed of Violating;
I'ledar In Rela-lan Deportations.
London, Dec. 8. The Duke of Nor
folk, chairman of tho executive commit
ter of the National Committee for Belief
In Belgium, which collects funds in the
British Kmplrr for the Commission for
Belief In Belgium, to-day gave out a
statement In regard to tho effect the de
portation of Belgians has on the Ameri
can Belief Commission. Ho said In part:
"Tho recent order Issued by the Mili
tary Governor of Brussels nnd nddiesscd
to the Burgomaster- of the communes
under his control required the delivery
without delay of lists of unemployed un
der threats 'of lgoious tneasuies. and
In default of which the German authori
ties will themselves select llelnlans to bo
transported to Germany. The lists which
aio demanded nrr, ns Is npparent from
other evidence, those drawn up for the
relief commission ami the national com
tnlttec. "This Is directly contrary to the con
ditions laid down by tho Allies nnd ac
cepted by the German authorities at the
outset of the negotiations In regard to
".That the lists of unemployed now- de
manded lire those drawn up for purjoes
of relief. Is admitted by tho Germans
themselves. The .VonMriitsWir ,11c
mrliie .tlumg on November 1! said tho
Belgian municipal authorities were
laigely to blame 'because they refused
to supply tho Germans with lists of un
employed In their districts und which
they had diawn up for the American
Belief Commission, In consequence con-
-..I li.i.l nt Oral tn In, rvlriwlp.l to Die
J whole population '
"On their own ndmlssinn, therefore.
Well tailored Overcoats,
The Trimmings and l;
go into the making of
Tin "One Touch of Nature"
lis In send friend nr f.niillv
i ii unirn nniiie er
. . . ... - --
tho Germans violate the iitiderlaluin:
given by the German Government in
Belgium when tbey demand tho tie of
tho machinery of tho American IteVf
Commission for the purpoo of force I
labor, and tho trfusal tn give up tl,u
lists drawn up for this commission Is
used to Justify tlm trnns-Hirtatlou of
others than tho unemployed."
ITALIANS REPULSE ATTACKS.
Third Austrian llrln at Carso
Lines la llrnkrti noun,
London, Dec. 8 -Austrian troops ms-lo
their third nttaek In the hist twenty-four
hours upon Italian trenches on the Cirjo
plateau last night. It was repulsed.
All day tho Austrian nrtlllery pounded
the Italian tienches and tho Italian guns
replied. In splto of a heavy rain I lur
ing tho night the Atistrlans itdvati 4
over the muddy ground, trying to .en.
tratr Italian trenches near IIikM Ik
the samo general direction the A,i -trlnn
attack of Wednesd iy nlg.it
The Italian statement kivs;
On the Cut so theic were !ntfn
artillery duels, notwithstanding the
heavy rain. During tlm ulzht we re
pulsed an enemy attack noith of
FRENCH BATTLESHIP MISSING.
The flttrTren, CnrryliiK 7IH .Men, U
I'Ants, Dec. 8. The French battluli i
Suffren has not been heiud from slme
November !M, and the Minister of Ma
rino ronslderM the cxel lost, with s!l
on board, The Suffren had n staff of
eighteen nlllecrs anil her clew nuinl-it .
The Surften displaced 12,750 ton", Sli
was tinned w'.th four M Inch, ten r. 1
inch 11 ml eight I Inch guns Last e,i
Fhc took part in the bombanlnieut f Hie
Turkish forts nt the Dardanelles, und,
nccoldlug to nil ullk-ial Tutklsh nn
nouitccniftit, was damaged seriously anil
withdrew 111 lliimri She was sent b.n
to Toulon for repalis,
LINER REPORTED SUNK.
I'nlrilnuln, In rrvlrr nf Govern-
melil, li llelteved l.osl.
London, I'er. S. The Anelioi 1
steamship Caledonia, of u,22.", ton gr
Is believed to have In en sunk, sis
1 unnouneeinent made to-day nt l.lovd
I The Caledonia has lor some time bee
In the service of the British Govern
incut. Thr vrsrl wa 5l'0 feet ,ies
' feel beam and ".'I fe t deep, . d ,
formerly In the passenger sen 1 c I
tweill New York und Glasgow The
I ship Is registered ns comuiamli.il v
I Capt. Hlalkle.
Their Low Prices.
.75 th St. Sidt
34th to 35th Si.
made by good 1 1,:
hidings are mi; :
much higher pru
, IPC'srrled by your fsvnrllr ill sli r