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VOL. LXXXIV. NO. 106.
NEW YORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1916. Copyrtonf, Jilt, by tht Bun Print! ami PuMUMnji Aesoetollon.
Judiciary Committee Favora
Adoption of National
ACTION IS A SUHPHISE
Question Likely to He Domi
nant Isnnc of Sixt
Washington. Dec. H. Nationwide
prohibition look a long stride toward
Congressional consideration to-day when
the House Judiciary Committee voted
unexpectedly to recommend adoption ot
the amendment to submit the constitu
tional (intendment forbidding the manu
facture and sale of liquor for beverage
purpose In the United Statea. Even the
moat enthusiastic champion of the
amendment had not expected favorable
action so soon from the committee,
which at the last session voted to poet
pone Its consideration Indefinitely.
How the resolution will progress
through the turlous legislative sUgeiof
Congress At this session Is problematical,
but Administration leaders doubt that It
nill reach the Senate In time for action
at this session. Prohibition advocates
ate JubllHnt at the action of the com
mittee and predict ultimate adoption of
the resolution and reference of the
merriment to the legislatures of the
various States at a much earlier date
than they heretofore had hoped. A two
third Majority In both houses Is re
quired. .rnalr Mrntlntrnl Divided.
Sentiment In the Senate for and
sgslrst the referendum appears to be
divided rloxely, with a vote on the sub
ject expected within a day or two. '
Discussion of the Hheppard bill af
forded otinortunltv for comment An tha
pto posed amendment, several Senators,
emong them Hheppard. Vardaman ami
(men, predicting triumph for the cause
of nationwide prohibition In the near
Hardly any one doubted to-night that
firohlbltlon will be n dominant legists.
tlve Issue before the new Sixty-fifth
Congress If the constitutional amend
ment does not reach a vote this winter.
In the House before the amendment can
be taken up for consideration a special
rule must be adopted giving It right of
way. Representative Webb, chairman
f the Judiciary Committee, will ask for
such a rule early In January and en
deavor to press the resolution to an
several Members Against II.
k t ,w. ,...,.,... r.-.
Mlttee voted against reporting the pro-18" ,,ollr h remaining nineteen men of
bibltlon amendment. They "were Oard 1 the crew and the two officers were re
nf Ohio. Dyer of Missouri, Igoe of Mis-1 cu,(
sourl, Craham and Steele of Pennsl- ' . . ,. .
ijania, "alsti of -Masseehusetts and Dan-
Si .'.ii . '"Presentaiives -i "- u-...r.n wl .... ..m. blasting caps, wet fulminate of mercury.
Klta Hllllams of Illinois and Carlln of by watchers on shore the submarine was rxplolve torpedoes, drtonatlng fuses,
Virginia, who were opposed to the reo-, scen to become more steady in the roll low explosives, high explosives, nmniunl
lutlon at the last tension. Voted this time I of Hie surf as the line was made fast, ilnn for rnniinn with exnlnslve tnnlei-.
to recommend Its adoption.
The constitutional amendment pro -
posed by the Webb prohibition resolu -
."r!!r'i!v!it" : . .
That the sale, manufacture for sale.
iraniponauoii ior sale anu imporution
for sale of Intoxication liquors for bev
(rase purposes In the United Statea and
oil tenltorr subject to the jurisdiction
. i , .. , . - r. .
. '"Vr.' .,.J"1'or,a"u" ",ereot are
"That the Congress and the States
hall have power Independently or con--urrently
to enforce this article by all
REFERENDUM FOR D.
Dry Aniendlurnt Will
1l0ptrU liy Neiiate.
nAsiiiNCTON, uec. n. It was pre
dieted to-day by one of the Senile
leaders, w'ho has made a very close
Canvass of the situation 111 th Hsnst
ih. ..,1,... i,n 1 : c.:. .7"
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Senator Sliennaid's hill, which
taken till in Ihe Kenle ln-rtj. In he
kept continuously liefore that body until
it Is dltosed of, makes the national
capital "dry" after November I, 1917,
II has been modified so that It will per-
nit personal use or liquor under restric
tions, hut limits the quantity of liquor
that may be brought Into the District
1 a gallon of beer, whiskey or wine In
any one month. The "dry" provisions
lo not apply to the embassies and lega
tions of the foreign diplomatc corps.
The bill was debated all afternoon.
Senator Hheppard declared that Senator
Underwood's amendment waa In tha In
terest of the liquor Interests and re
ferred to the Senator as tho ablest de
fender of those Interests, whereupon Mr.
I.'nderwood referred to the samt charge
that had been made against him whin
ne was a candidate for the Senate with
Itepreaentatlve Richmond P. llobson as
hla opponent and said the people of Ala
bama had answered It.
"The Senator from Alabama was not
elected because, ot hla attitude on that
Question, but In spite of it." retorted
.1,.. .V. --. 1 sun orrioiH - ..."... ...r, ...... . 0utliigs or tne ammunition, out 11 i ex-
that the amendment offered by Senator back. Its conning tower pounding the I ,,..,, ,at tnf But,r ,,nrt of the mu-,
7 ,,L .V '1 WlJlc.1? rr;fe.r'. tl,e "'' bottom. Then he disappeared i the 'ton, w, shipped direct to Canada,
matter to the people of the District to hatches were battened down and crew . .... ..ii., . ,..i n, ,1.. i...... .
, ... . ....... . , 1 , . I l.l.riTT IICIHI.I .l.'HB ... ll...-,...
t a , t.ci roiiuill. nil!
.ir. btieppard. "He wat elected because
Hon"rtat r'cor1 h"d m"d '" ,helMRS. C0WDIN HURT IN CRASH.
"I was elected on t). iasua you have
raised here to-day because the people
of Alabama knew It to be false, Just as
the Senator knows It to be false."
ihe prediction that the referendum
proposed by Senator Underwood will ba
adopted aa a compromlea la baaed on
the attitude of many Senators who
profess to be "dry," but believe In local
opilon ond say .hat tha people of the
Ul strict of Columbia ahould not have
Piohlbitjou tbruit upon them It they do
not want It. Tha bill probably will be
dispoaed of In tits' Herat ta thla week.
MIDDLE A.I PIOTESTS.
Chicago, Dae. 14. More than thou
sand men in tha prima ot Ufa attanded,
a meeting In a downtown Utaatra bar
to-day held In protest agalnat the dis
carding of man part If In bualneM and
Charles 0. Dawes, a Clikaio banker.
ss chairman ot the. matting, and a
committee, of employers that haa under
liken the task ot obtalnlria poaltiena for
man nut US la aaa waa I H aiJ ll Tralaa Da dr.
.tHri .iN;-TOWt,irasaaWl wees a 1 a av. a aws.sw oi ireaa.wiaat is. i wes -sceriiM mm.
wLA jjm$$$m$m ... .
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FOR SUNDAY DANCING
Sabbath Committee Invokes
Blue Law Against Benefit
' Pavlowa, tha dancer, was summoned
to Yorkvllle, court yesterday because she
danced on Sunday. ,
The fact that their services were
gratuitous and that the performance
was for charity did not have sufficient
weight with the New York Rabbath Com
mittee to prevent complaints being made
against the celebrated Ilusslan dancer,
Toto, the Hippodrome clown, and 11. M.
Lavelle. the house manager, charging
violation or the blue law which pro
hlblts theatrical performances on Hun
I 'avion-a and the others did not appear
In court, but they were represented by
Lincoln D. Fronlleh, counsel for Charles
Dillingham, lessee of the Hippodrome.
Detectives said the alleged violations oc
curred at the Hippodrome last Sunday
evening when the benefit for the Home
for llebrew,lnfants was given and that
Mint. I'avlowa'a butterfly wings and
Toto' voluminous coat designated thfm
Mr. Pronllch asked for an adjourn
ment of two weeks to consult District
Attorney Swann, but the Magistrate al
lowed only one week, provided thena
would be no repetition of the perform
ance next Hunday.
No performance was scheduled for
next Sunday night, but the following
Hunday night a large benefit Is planned
for the Have a Home Fund, and clabo
late concerts are scheduled at the Hip
podrome on Sunday evening. December
z, cnriatma Kve. and December 31
New Year's Eve,,
The Hippodrome has no regular-Sunday
evening concerts, but the big play
house ha been filled almost every Sun
day evening recently by a benefit per
formance of some kind for chailty.
These have been given without any
financial profit to the management. Mr.
Dillingham says the ruling will not af
fect the Chrlstmss and New Year's eve
26 SAVED IN WRECK
OF U.S. SUBMARINE
Imprisoned All Day and (tat
tled Like Nuts in liarrel
Off California Coast.
Lirkka, Cal.. Dec. It. The twenty -
six members "of the crew of the United
States submarine H-J. Imprisoned since
. i .,,,..,Ki.
dawn to-day in the submersible which
Maktit a mUn sn si ahnal h anli-an
i s. ss.v. v u. niuaat luv cmiBnit
to Humboldt By, were rescued to-night.
Five of the cren- wre hrouKht mhore
' breeches buoy at 5 oclock.
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Coast guardsmen hot a line across she
Tlien lireerhes huov was rlcceil.
. m a dense fog the ll-J struck n sand
1 r;)ll car)). to-day while cruising down
. the coast from Puget Sound on her way
I. i.r. r.i.,.. v..-.. vi.i in un
Frnnclsco Bav. She was ccoinnanl by
the I. S. S. Cheenne and the suhnia-
lines H-l nnd 11-2. Ofllceis of the
Cheenne said they bellevel the accl -
1 nejrioie paiu i
dent was caused by tl.
engines or the
JI-3 becoming dlrahled.
Commander W. K. Howe of Ihe Chey
enne. dlrectlnK the tescue work on
' shore, said the men had been able to
keep alle by crowding beneath the con
n i ulnar tower for air. In this way escaping
the chlorine gas fumes fiom the hat-
All day long, until the sea swept
i frail little craft further beachward to
u steadier position, the men of the II -L
1 bottled up In the hull, were rattled
around like nuts In a barrel. One lonely
flsure stuck to the bridge as If he were
l...l,.a ,I.A ,llvp' ni,epHleiielllr 11 n.
rv:.-? .r.v; . v. " .
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and omeers were pnsoners in ineir ooi-
. I.leut. H. It. llogusch Is In command
tu. t.t. I tj.nl X.'. 1.. 'S,..blt wan.
0nd In command.
WIFE SAVES DR. BRADY'S CENT.
And Ha Ends Kainnam Case Before
I'abllr Rervlee Board.
Ai.bant, Dec. 11. A case that has
been annoying the up-State Public Ser
vice Commission for several months was
closed to-day without the Issue being
finally adjudicated, the complainant hav
ing apprised the commission that ha
had been reimbursed to the full extent
of his claim.
Dr. William Hrady of Khnlra de
' mndf,lr?vfE "..."Li'r, ,put 1,1
faulty drinking cup slot machine on
a Pennsylvania Haiti. He wrote the
'commission to-day that Mrs. Urady had
abstracted a drinking cup from a Penn
sylvania train slot machine last Sunday
without Inserting a cent, ao ha was
willing to call ltsquare.
iKjarrd Wheal Her Motor lilts
Wsgon an Grand Coaronrsr,
Mrs. Wlnthrop Cowdln of Newcastle
House, Mount Klsco, suffered! what phy
alclana fear may be a fracture of the
skull when nn automobile In which she
riding with her husband collided
with a wagon at Cirand Concourse nnd
117th street yesterday. She waa rushed
to her home In a passing taxlcab. despite
the tears of an ambulance doctor from
Lincoln Hospital that ahe was In a aerl
The accident occurred when the Cow
dln car, driven by David Fraaer. coming
north on Grand Concourse, daahed Into
a wagon driven by Tames Filler, CS6
Westchester avenue, who was coins west
en 117th street. A steep grade In the
road at this point made It Impoaalble for
the chauffeur to see the wagon until It
waa too late to avoid the collision.
Mrs. Cowdln a Slater of Dr. Oessner
Harrison. She waa formerly Mau Leila
Belt Harrison, and was married January
1 fit-. yBinA. mvannam'; AvaufttAl
RAILWAYS FREEiSTOCKS TOMBLESGERMANS FAILfRDSSIA DETERMINED TO FIGHT
N. Y. OF POWDER
Will Deliver to Other Cities
1)00 Carload, of Explo
sives n Month.
95,000,000 LOSS TO PORT
.Munitions Exports Shift to
Canada, Baltimore, Phila
delphia and Boston.
Tlie port of New York, which has
been handling the bulk of the ammuni
tion export trade of the country, will
lore all but a small fraction of such
shipments through an order that be
conic effective to-day. Tim order has
been Issued by the railroads that have
been feeding the Kntente Allies with ex
ploslres by way of Jersey City, Conv
munlpaw and other points In New Jer
aey. It will bring the shipments down
from 1,000 carloads a month to a figure
slightly above 100 carloads. The prln
clpal munitions manufacturers will di
vert their trafjlc to Halttmoie. Philadel
phia, Boston mid to Canada.
The railroads' older not only will
take away from New York approximate
ly 900 carloads each month, but will
compel the transfer to other ports of the
steamships that have been engaged In
the munitions export trade. Necessarily
this will put out of employment hun
dieds of lighters and stores of tugs and
tl elr attendant crews.
line In Black Turn Disaster.
Directly this embargo is un outgrowth of
!b Black Tom explosion of July 30. In
the havoc caused Jiy the blowing up of
three carloads a wreck that with the
j consequent fire caused a damage of
'more than $10.000,000 Jersey City,
1 which suffered most severely, passed an
ordinance rorblddlng Ihe shipment of
explosives of any kind through Its limits.
As this measure made It un hnimssl-
I bllity for the Central Itallroad of New
I Jersey, the Lehigh Valley, the Vennsyl-j
I vanla and the Lackawanna to reach.
I .u.i- . , I
inrir wnnrvrs Hi nincK loin aim Lvm.
munlpaw they Immediately applied to the
1 United District Court for an Injunction
i to restrain the operation of the ordl-
Argument on the ordinance deferred
the decision until last week, when the In-
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I ever, the 'court nward Imposed iipon the!
rosdu an order to minimise the danger
to Jersey City by shipping Its dangerous
posW' tiyte . Thl s ord er. passed
! i. .i.. a. . . . . ...
jq Inc rtuiuii urrfmocr i nrouKHi coin-
pUance. The Lehigh Valley Anticipated
UiJ 'len-ion. putt'nc Ux rmbarifo' Into
rnrti ituir ijilie uk,
Ilerumrs KITeelltr I'o-iIkj.
A rlrculnr Issued by the Central Itall-
load Instructs Us freliiht agents to dls-
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'",V:"r. """..-"Cf """Vl "
of 1)1,.k 0,vdcr. blasting caps eleclrlf
Iltr. etlllnslle ntnlerllles. snwikeless
powder and wet nitrocellulose. There-
strlctlon applies only to shipments
J destined for Jersey City, Communlpaw
n- hi.iihv .iiuiriinn in.., tm- ,ini,.u.
tic delivery or for point beyond." the
These restraints redure the danger to
' a minimum and also bring the shipments:
down to the smallest iioeli)!e tiguio.
I.Ike orders In conformity ulth tile court
ruling have been promulgated fiom the
other ralltoad ofllces. Therefore the
danter to .lerbey rity nan noeii put aside,
but the port of New Voile tone an Ini-
portinl volume of trade. The Ion in,
inonej Is llguied to exceed I5,0n,ii00 ,
(year, which Includes Ihe port revenues.
1 .U. .... t .....1 .1... .,, ,,l,u.t.H
llir irilliri l.llin illiu ...- .life Ht.l iri ,
The tnllioads me
followlre a court
wa, sad yestcrdiy. for they t.ened'the
attitude of Jersey City.
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1 wniit points are convirieni in tne ie-
j,i0,g w meet them,
'more and Philadelphia
, ...,. .
will ircelve a
1 LIQUEURS BARRED IN FRANCE.
j Whiskeys anil Brandies and Oilier
I Alcoholic Drink L'ader Ban.
Paws. Dec. 14. Total prohibition
thioughout France of the consumption 1
of Buch alcoholic beverages as whiskeys,
brandies and liqueurs has been decided
on by the Government. Thla Is shown
by the text In the Journal Offlctel to
day of Premier nrland's declaration
yesterday before the Chamber of Depu
ties on the subject. The Premier said :
'The Government will ask you lo give
It the faculty of solving by decrees all
questions of Interest In regard to the
national defence which the laws are too
alow to regulate. A particularly giave
question which can be regulated only In
war time, the solution of which Involves
the life of Ihe country and Its salvation,
Is .the total suppression of the consump
tion of alcohol."
The Premier's rental ks were greeted
with loud applause from many nf the
benches. Deputy Mayerns Interjected :
"In the army also?"
"Ves, in the entire country," said the
The use of the term alcohol In this
connection Is understood to Include such
boveragea aa absinthe, which already
has been suppressed ; whiskeys, brandies
and liqueurs, but not wines or beer.
SCHWAB TO ENDOW COLLEGE.
Ilia Gift In Alma Mater, flt. Frau
ds, In Br f3,000,000.
IlALTlMonr, Dec. 14. Charles M.
Schwab, chairman of directors of tha
Bethlehsm Steel Company, haa an
nounced his Intention to endow St.
Francis College, hla alma mater, at Ix
retto, Pa., near Altoona, with 12,000,000,
The larger part of the gift Is to he de
voted to the erection of new buildings.
The college la conducted by the Fran
ciscans and Is more than a century old.
Its graduates are all over the world.
Mr. Bchwab began hhs education at the
old, Institution In 1K6,
. -. .. '
Sr. . sVusa'e Kaaarss Is a good drink
AT PEACE TALK
Wall Street Sees Liveliest Day
Since Silent Panic of
March I t, 1907.
PUBLIC IS A HEAVY LOSER
Steel Common Drops 0 1-1
Points Total of 2,4G,000
Shares Change Hands.
More Mocks changed hands on the
Stock Kxchange yesteiday than on any
other day since the climax of the silent
panic on Mulch 14. 1!07. when II. II.
Ilogers had been sltlclten with a fnlal
Illness nnd only his Intimates knew of
It. Not since then Ind active speculative
shares gone down so deeply or abiuptly,
and not then were louses so great or so
The greatest losses In the silent panic
weie sustained in the railroad Mures.
Yesteiday few speculator were hurt In
theValls. In the silent panic few people
outside of Wall Street had much more
than a leading Interest. Yesterday the
great.utslile public. In Mock speculation
as never before since the South Sea Hub
ble, sustained as grievous losses as have
been suffeied by credulous speculators
In more than a decade, and experienced
Wall Street operators were exultant.
In the March. 1907, panic nnd the Au
gust and October panics of that Sear
money was high. In the March panic
money was 15 per cent.. In October it
was 100 H-r cent., nnd It was bid 1.000
i..r rni. on October !l. with none of
fered for an hour or more at nny price.
Yesterday money was easy. Al no time
did call money go above 5 per cent. Most
or the loans were maue i i i'"
For the first time on any big break In
the market In this or. probably, any
other generation bankets were compla-
r,nt If not Stttisfled.
The public has come Into tne mar--
ket." remarked one of them. "The pub- j
lie can stay or gei oui.
Mnnrlary Poaltlou Iniprotrd.
. , ......
I!ni1ir.r. ware Unall lllOUSl.V Of the
" , , , , ui,irt,. hart
opinion inai mc inunc.M. y.-.
h.n tmnroved hv the dayB decline and
.1. I. Utt l.aart dfinn !f thl mff .
rantlle and Industrial fabric of the'
country. All that had happened. In their
opinion, was that a speculation tnreai -
cnlng inflation of currency and an
tvltable collapse had been checked on
the two days of this week by
tions in inarnei vmur u, ,
! which, taken at esterday's eleollner..
1 ... .. .,rU.u fit u'ti l1l tilt
were iai s( ...
Mine stctirttlM nohl In the early part : of
i iaM year, wiich me f wl-u u. r ,u..u
. M'w piuiim miiiv i'iu"( nu.-ut;
I - . - ....
Ilrokera and Mieculators were not so
well content, llroker heard from Ilia
lianks as the war rhares nnd oilier In
dustrials Imlhcclly iifTci'ted by Ihn war
lliokcl.4 r.illcil on llieir cus-
tomeis for more m irslns All of the
brokers responded, as tar as could he ,
li-aiiu-d, ufter the ilose estvnlay. Hut
loi the first time sliu-u breaks in war
stocks began with the sinking of tlu-
I.usltanl.i a great ninny customeis yes
tetday lould nut march up lo llm in.iiKln
clerk. Their slocks weie put on the
' market Instantaueousl).
I iiiiimlaslua llnnsea C"ritsUr,l,
T ie loiumlsslon houses weie crowded.
None of the managers was polite. A
slip was passed to the manager fiom the '
mm Kin clerk. Stridently the manager
called out u name. Shecpfacedly a cu i
ur, i.l- . ... a nt.A om.i.,.1 ...
"Why do ou call for me"" 111
iomr mluht sa "Mv stoik ilsht
1 111 1
your board Is Helling at 110 and I
i,,,, i. ,.meie,l .town in mr"
Vntir stock 1- now selling at la.-..",
.... ... . . ...
tnisht be the lestioiie. for the taiie was
Iiuiimng iwemy iniuuies oeiiiiui toe nur-
, Ket. anj the brokers on the flooi flashed
over quotations to the ofllce managers
0nB liofore the men in the chairs knew
U,at they had been wiped out or their
. . ..... . . -
margins lunuer l epiete...
Looking for the bottom, one
trailer nut hi all order In hue an .ullie.
Industrial on a live point stop loss order., six months in Jail, He was found gullly
He got his buying and selling slips slm-'of addressing the men of his battalion
ullaneously. Ills $500 was gone befoiel at the time It was broken up at Valcar-
he knew his hii)lnK order had been ex -
That Incident Illustrates the rapidity
, wnn which me war snares necuncn. ,i
, Ihe close the ticker was twcnt)-fHc mill -
iitci neiiliid tne market. I'nless they
were members of the Stock hxrhango or
prire customers, none Knew where the.of the court maitlal.
maiket stood or where he stood at any
given moment. lL0Y- qE0ROE jg UNIMPROVED.
A J.-IIIII.OOO Share liny.
The profits of last jear, illsappc.u ing
before the eyes of the speculator, were
trllal losses by compailson wllh those
gone and of which he knew nothing
until at least a quarter of an hour
The market was so full nf slocks that
the Stock Kxchanse icportera missed
iiunui i-nn .1. niuuBMo.in ui 1-n.iies aim
thousands of dollars of bonds. Officially
they leported 2,t,00n shares and 13,.
n.,vuu uoiiiis. niri-i common 1 ere
changed hands 715.000 shares, which,
compares with tiOI.000 shares In the
.. . . ..
great bear day nf March, 190T. Steel
common, though steadier than many
other Industrials, lost (i'i points on the
What happened to a scoro or nioie
of other Industrials, with compailtoa
with the high prices of the war boom. Is
shown In Ihe following table:
Hiah Yesler. -Xel I.on
Slnce day' From On
Am, Heel.. .
N. T. Air Drake.. 1M
Steel Springs (IV
Republic Blael,,,, u
Ind Alenhnl. ... t7nij
U. s, Rubber 7I;
U. S. Steel l
Utah Copper ISO
West Else Jl'i
In the curb market Ihe atory was the
same. Mldvale and the other stocks
which every speculator had lo have
went down. The breaks In all
rurlty markets were attributed to- pc,
HPENII THK HUMIIAVM '
at While Bulphur Springs, Weal Virginia.
ON DAY OF NOTE
Attacked at Lassigny With
Picked Force to Impress
FOE WAITING FC THEM
Machine Onn and Artillery
Fire Mows Down Kaiser's
Taws, Dec. II. -A tlennsn attack on
f.issigny, that part of the front nearest
to Paris, was made Monday In great
force, says t,a l.ibtttc'a correspondent
with the French armies. It appears to
have been concerted to coincide with
Von Ilethmann-llollweg's note, probably
with a view to impressing the French
by ii local success.
"The Hermans brought together about
10,00!) men from the best divisions," adds
the corresiiondent, "and concentrated
corresiioudlng quantities ot attlllcry. The
attacks were preceded by an Intense
bombardment lasting for hours.
"The Fiench were not taken by em
prise, and received the assaulting waves
v.-llli a Are from their three Inch guns
nnd iiuchlnc guns, tearing the ranks
terribly. A barrier tire thrown toi the
liar of the (lernuns caught the sup
"The (lennans reached the French
trendies over a ft outage ot 300 yards,
but an Immediate counter attack enabled
the French to resaln the trenches. Only
a few survivors of the attacking tolumns 1
escaped. Most of them were killed after J
"The Germain renewed the assault on
hour later without success. The French
heay artillery dispersed the reserves' us
thev came un."
The bulletin Issued by the War Uince
i-'oinenhat spirited artillery actions
took place south of the Somme. on
both banks of the Mcuse and on the
heights south ot Bonhomine. Calm
prevailed on the rest of the front.
The afternoon communique or tne .r
omre (1j mettyy ,na, yatl nght waa
BRITISH IN ADVANCE.
Caplnrr Trrnehea er Arras, a
London Offlelallj .
u,n1(os, Dec. U. The War Ofllce to
issued the following communlca-
l.ai iileht ii(iiiv trenchrs were en
tered' by us III the neighborhood of
Moiichv-au-Hols. south of Arras. A
number of casualties were Inflicted on
the enemy. Dugouts) filled with his
Hoops weto bombed. A raid was at
tempted ugalnst our trenches In the
neighborhood of Hulluch, but the
enemy f.illed to enter them. Pilsoners
were left III our hands.
The usual urtllliiy actMly con
tinued to-day on both sides, Our lom
Uaidinciit of an enemy dump In the
nelKhlHiihood of Pys (northeast nf
Albert i sei tlie to the material col-
lected there, causing hirxe clouds of
..... . ... . .
I lie t.erm.in oincjai siaiemeiu reasru-
1, ' the Kri-nch front i-as:
. ..... , .
Ill some luri- oi .on einnnr iiuow
thcie were temporatlly heavy artillery
Army group of the Crown Prince:
Near !. Kour de Paris, In the Ar
goiiiie, Kieucli patrols that advanced
after a Wolent prepaiatory Are were
on Ihe right bank of the .Mcuse
tVerduu flout) tin. activity of the ai
tlllery Inn eased In the afternoon.
A supplementary Herman repot t Is-
. surd this ew-ulng sas the French liave
' begun an offese on bolh sides of the
Meuse at Verdun.
. COL. PAGN1TEI0 SENTENCED.
, ,,,.,,,1,, f ciiiiadlan HF.lm.nl
,amn,,rr ot allan Hralment
xrnl in -mil for Six Moulhs.
On-AWA. Dec. H.Col. Pagnuelo r
Montieal. a prominent lawver and com-
1 n..i.i.l. nf till. nth irittu.lli,.. ,1i-,.ruB 1
Pe.iment. w.is seiilemeil tn.ilav In seei-
.ilet Camp Into iclnfoicemmt units for
, Hermuda and elsewhere. In teinu which
I would encouiage thcln to deseil.
. coui( martial found that he told his
, ukIiiiciu that the battalion funds would
nut be used to bring them back, The
Government has ronftrniej the sentence
Premier's Condition Takrs n ttllitht
Torn for Worse.
London-. Dec. 1 1 The condition of
Premier David l.loyd George has taken
a slight turn for the woise. He suffered
niiiilderably from 11 severe chill con-
tl acted early lu the week, and his phy.
; kenns have oidered him to remain in
i bed a few days more
rrlends or the Premier express the
' i.m,. that be will be hle m .tm... 1.,
the loiiM-of Co unions next Tuesdav ns
u c 1UM,U' '
JAPAN CLOSES EXCHANGE.
'nllovTS Xrtva of Germany's
Touio, Dec. II, News despatches
fiom New York were the first Infoinin-1 "Our enemies unew or tne speiies or 1 made 1111 ciiRngeinent In r.ee Secretarv
Hon reaching here of Germany's peace I l.loyd George. Hrland and Iloselll and ' I.juslng. and this Is luterpreled In dlplo'
proposal, The news wrh n complete I the statement of Thepnff : the were , nintlc clrcleii her" to uieaii that Germanv
surprise and caused a panic on the Stock I therefore asaiired that their proposal j rather hopes U10 President will do what'
Kxchange, Shipping slocks tumbled and would be unacceptable. It Is so, not be- ever he can lo urge acceptance of Ger
were followed by other securities, until 1 cniise th Kntente Powers tint friends ninny's proposals ho far ai nicie discus
Ihe goiernors ordered the exchange of peace are not Inclined that way, but I slon of pence Is concerned,
e.'osed until December 1, 'because llin pence offered by Geimanvi i,0 Herman Kmbnisv to-night an-
.,.i..ti.. ,i.n .............. i.. la .. .,, n. fnr .mill nnln oil S-hsl la I ., . .. . . . . .'. . . '"'
unuiiiia "i mu jnr.nr,-.: rniciKii i,i-
nee naio iney no not lane tue uerinaii
peace proposals aerlously. They ex- avom meniinniiig inc cnuuuioiis or peace,
pressed belief that the Kntente Allies' "We are sine that this new eutcrpilso
would have lo fight to tho end. 'of the disturbers nf peace will lead no
THE GRILSE IS SAFE.
Canadian Torpedo Host, lli-llrsrd
l.nsl, Kntrra Halifax.
Hai.U'AX, N. S., Dec. It, The Cana
dian torpetlo boat Grilse, formerly the
American yacht Winchester, which was
believed to have been lost with all hands
off Ihe roast In the storm Tuesday night,
came Into the harbor of Shelburne, 160
miles southeast of here, under her own
Six members of her crew perished In
the storm and a number (if others, were
Injured. The' remainder. Including all
the officers, were reported safe.
GERMANS WOULD DEBATE DISARMAMENT;
BRITAIN TO GALL MILLION MORE MEN
PctiDgmd War Official Says
Teutons Use Snare for
Allies' Dolenniiialion to
Continue War Can't He
AT IXCZAjTS CAPITAL
Central Powers I'se "Jleroic
Measures" to Fill Gaps
in Their Armies.
I'etcoohap. via IOiidon, Dec. 1 1 The
peace proposal of the Central Towers !s
lesnrded by the Itusslan Onernnient as
"nil attempt to court public opinion and
encourage the jieople of Germany by ap
pearing to put the responsibility for the
continuation of the war upon the Kntente
The proposal has been received by of
ficial I'etrograd without an atom of sym
pathy. An oindnl of the Foreign Office
made to-day the following statement,
nhlch has Iwen issued by the semi-official
Petrosrad news agency:
"The new upeal of our enemies Is not
j their first attempt to throw upon the
jKn(ent0 .onelll , icsponslblllty foi
the war they let loose. In ordei to ob
tain the suppoil of the German peoples,
who arc tired of the war, the lleilln Gov
ernment many times has had recourse to
fallacious words of peace, nnd has fre-
iueiitl.v, in older to animate its t loops,
offeied piospects of nn early peace. It
promised peace when Warsaw was taken,
when Scibla was cniuiuerciL forgetting
that such pifimlse unfulfilled wnuhl
create profound distrust.
Hellenic to Mm rrils of lllscor.l.
"Ill Its furthei erfoit", hlch ale ltnl
lail due to the same Interested eon-
i sldeiatlons. the Herman Cnvernment Is
obliged lo .arty this question outside of
Ill llm u-nr i (ei'HIIS r
lieimali' . .Ml ine worm lecaus inese
,, ,,,, ,
inbly Its llallons d l.snl.
" - .
.wiiun weie sent up in neuirin umiirr,
iparllitilaily the I'nlted Slates,
.....,, ,.. fnsnllv nf nell methods
which deceived nobody, Uermany at-1
tempted to create a peace atmosplieie
. which would allow herto consolidate ner
HKKtesslve and Imperialistic tendencies
while Mivwng discord between the Allies,
. bv seeking to make public opinion be. ,
iee thai frputale pompailers weie ill;
prngtesn between her un.l the Knleiitr
, u Tt,.,- ..-.... i,U. luAisiwIenl I,,
P.m. -ii. There weie nlo iH?ieistenl le-
ports of n sepal til pe.u-r.
In view of the fact, however, that the,
Allies with strong unanimity rejected all
these attempts, our enemies had to think.
' nf n ..no., urltins nlan. Tlie- lo-ilav
of a mote serious plan, iney io-ia
ate making, In spite of their i.')htiiletice 1
In ihelr military and economic power, an I
appeal to the I'nlted Sin es, n audi
switierianii. announcing me,, ...
. p,r liesol,t011s fo, peace.
1 ,n ' '", . " " .
1 "Tlie lack of slnceilt, and the object
or tne 1 ei man pi oposais are eviuem 1 m-
'enemy C.ovei llincuts have Hied or lierolc
1 measures to complete the gaps In their
Himles, dertn.iuv w pmjectlng .1 fort of
1 serfdom In the Riilse of compulsory m:ll-
tary set vice The deiiuan dovernmcnt,
In order to uplift the hearts of Its peo-
! nle and prepare It for fresh sacrifices. Is 1
striving to cieate a favoiahlc atmo
phcre with Ihe following thesis 1 'We are
struggling for our existence, we aie
proposing peace; it Is lefused us. There
fore the responsibility fur the loutlnu.i
linn of the war falls upon our enemies.'
"This, however, Is clear. She speaks
nf icspect for the rights ot other na
tions, but nt the name time "he has nl
leady Inlioduced Into Itelgluni, Serbia,
Montenegro and Poland a resline of
terror and tlolenie. As for the futuie,
Get many Ins proclaimed an lllu.oiy in
dependence for Poland ; she proposes to
divide Serbia between Hulgarla and
Austria, economically to subjugate Bel
glum and cede to Hiilgiirln a part nt
"Hverywliere the Idea of the hegemony
nr iierm.iin- nrenmn times. Tim int.st
nf Germany predominates, The latest
.. .. ..
1 speechcK of Von lletliiiianu- ollweg show
I the true aspirations of the German Gov-
eriiment. Hut tn-ilny, when tho Kiileiite
Vl'nwem have proclalmcil their unshake-
mile iietcrilliiuiiioii 10 i-ouiiiiiie uie war
to a successful end and lo prevent Ger-
many from establishing her hegemnn. Ilern.torir In See Lansing.
no favorable ground exUta for peaco, I Is liiulernlood that Count von Rem
ncgotlatloiis, I stnrff, Hie German Ambaasador, has
i- e. -
wny me mniu ...... h.iii. u.-. . ...r.u.ij
one a st iny
that it is condemned to ran-
lire, llko 111 pievlous efforts,
Allies Determined to l-'luhl On,
'The Kntente Ponens would assume a
terrible icsponslblllty before their peo
ples, before nil humanity, If they sub
pendet) the struggle against 'Germany's
latest attempt to profit by the present
situation to Implant, her hegemony In
Kurnpe, All the lunumei able, sacrlllces
of the Allies would he nullified hvn
prematura peace wllh the enemy, who Is
exhausted, hut not yet brought down,
"The firm determination nf Hie Kn
tente Poweis ta continue' the war to a
final ttluiuph can be weakened by no
Illusory proposals of the enemy." '
AIM TO PREVENT
WAR IN FUTURE
KinliHssy Here Indicates Ger
many 1h Willing to Dis
I'KKSIDKXT GETS .NOTES
Hints at Washington Allies
Won't Reject Overture. With
'AHlll.s't!TON Doc. 14. Outstanding
developments In the peace movement
here to-day were nn nfllclal Intimation
that Ciermany Is willing to dlsiuss lim
ited uiilvetral disarmament, the arrival
of both the tlerman and Austrian peace
notes and hiond Intimations at the. Ku
I - ii t e 1 1 1 Allies' embassies that the pro
posals of the Ceiitral Powers would nut
be flatly rejectfil without examination.
President M'U'on has before him to
night the otnclnl text of the proposal
for a peace discussion made by the Cen
tral Powers. The Identical notes con-
wylng this proposal arrived at the State
Department .to-day from Ciermany,
Austria-Hungary ami Hulgarla. That of
Tuikey alone Is missing.
As soon as the notes ariied they were
sent to the While I!cv,jc. None of them
has as jet gone forward to any of the
Kntente nations. The notes arc uddressed
to this Government, which Is asked
merely to transmit them to the nations
It represents. Their text does not differ
from the press despatches.
Ith the notes now before liltn. the
President Is confronted with the ques
tion whether the I'nlted States shall
adhere to Its role of messenger and go
leteen. reserving any action of Us own
In the matter of near-e foe the fltflir. ne i
shall add to the notes an expresion of
Us own desire to see peace biought
Althoush the President ha- In no wnv
Intimated what hls'rouise . to be and
1 bellecd to be still i oiisiderlug the
liiestloii. opinion In well Informed circles
her. ! that the notes will go fcrwaid
without conunflit. Significant was at
tached to s ktntctilent made at the White
House that the President had received
fevter thun a doren nnssages urging
him to Interfere.
Ill the Hou-e a lesolullon was nto-
I I . .. .
, i,u tn o.v ii'-pret niiiiMe t, i ii.iuucr,
Mannchusetl. ,-pr,s!v declaring that
,.r..,vllufui,1 i--,ii.-r.t, u','i,i mjt in.
me t;uite.l states should ieruo "to par-
tlelpate In ptnmotlng an uilut peace."
' ll lu .. ..... t.,...i. ,.
the Amei lean Charae d'Affalivs In Heii
t lln, arcompaiileil the transmission of tlie
i t.erman nronosal ullb Irifninwiilnn In.
, had gathered as tu the it.il puipoe of
the (.erni.iu olfer for peaie. together
with such derm i'i comment ,ih iiilght be
taken o rrfleit the present views of
liermaii sla e.-nie,i and Ihe (iennan
nrei... Me l!in lu ..lu.. i, ,..1-. u.,..l .
Iiae dfsei bed his Inteivlew with l'"n'
Meihiiiinn.llollweg. the linneilal Ciiiui. 1
relloi. when the note was h.uuli il to li.in
fr ti.in-iiiivslou 10 Washington.
Mlahl Mm nt llsKiie.
rh MnrrWat1 y:,nhavv eilr has
,lfl rM1 ,n ,,, ,lla , ,ivrmnu llf.
,.,,, , ,,r,.r0 Hffort la initiate
,.,.,. ,nlk AmPt..atl i:,aa!v re-
ne''lH '"-" altitude JiHt a- the
1 Kmbawy l.e.e reflects It F.om
. both these sotnoes the Interrelation of
the Imperial Government's aim Is that
II hopes 10 Initiate "peace talk" hv
menu of nn agi eetiiit,t to discuss the
-uhjeit generally, leaving nieciflc terms
to such time mm ieprc!cnt,itle of tho
waning nations get toc-tliei
The sugge.tliii of .1 iheetlhg of repie.
ent.ltlvtM of Hie belllReiiiits nt The
Hague some time In January Is leganled
tn lleilln as a piactlcal ptnceduie, hkh
nilRht logically follow the Entente's
agreement lo discuss peace on sonic
As the Culled Stales is acting as mes.
scnger together with Spain and .Switzer
land, Impoitaucii was ntlache.1 to the
visits to the State Department In. day of
.Mr. Ill.ino, the Spanish Ambassador, and
Dr. Hitter, the Swiss Minister. They
conferred with Secretary Lansing for
some lime. It Is said In German circles
that both Spain and Swltzeiland have
Indicated 10 Ilerlln that they endorsed
the Get man proposal nnd were luatly to
ofTer their services In any way that
might hasten the etui of the war along
the lines of 1111 honorable peace.
At least one of the neutral diplomats
ha ulready rnhled his Government ask
ing to be atlthoilzed to asure President
Wilson that any effort ihe United Stntes
may now make lo Influence the Kntente
to talk peace would he endorsed,
i linn ii-ii me rtaieiueut thai II was i-er
. tani .boiild representatives of tl
renrescntatlves of th h.t.
llgerent:) meet lo discuss peace terms,1"" umr nH nt lewenl the vole would
that one of the most Important sub
Jecls for discussion would be that of
limited universal disarmament. Tho
Herman view s said to be that any
peace would be worthless which did not
innke unnecessary armament on a scale
approaching that which existed btforo
The German lew fuither s Indicated
a being generally opposed to Interna
tional coalitions as they have existed In
Ihe past, on the ground that such coall
Hons are opposed to the maintenance of
pence inlher than conducive to It,
The opinion Ii.ih gained ground that
the I'nlted Rtates will nwalt the recep
tion Hrltlsh officials accord to the Ger
man offer, which is now expected to be
made known by l.loyd George In Parlia
ment next Tuesday.
Teuton Overture deceived
With Distrust by En
TWO JJILLIOX MOKE
CREDIT FOR ENGLAND
If No Victory It Won't Be
for Lack of Money, Says
FOR FRENCH COUNCIL
Notliinji' in the Proiosal for
Peace, According to
Distrust of the Ceriii.in peace pro
posal wns voiced nutliorltittlvely yes
terday In KiiKland, Jtusslu, France
i.reiit UritnlnH attitude toward tha
icnnan overture l tlint the Allies, re
quire from cJermuny "ndcqusitc repara
tion for the past iiml mlcittintc security
for the future."
A million men nn to ! tnlwcil for
the UrltMi army ilurins tin- prvtcnt
fiscal your, nccordmi; In a supplemen
tary estimate. This million will b
In addition to the orklnitl estimate
of 4,000,000 men.
Dollar Law it iked the House 0f Com
mon to-day in approve u vnlo ot
credit of $2.000,i)00,(ivu to c.iiry on tha
war until l-'elirtmry i'l. Ho tJ.ild that
tlnanclally C.rcat lirit.iln could not
hope to o on Indellnltvly on tho pres.
cut trvmendmiN acnle, lint "wc can so
on lung cnotisli to make Mire that It
; wl" nu ' f,om Unanckil mutes If w
1 fall to obtain victory."'
Kiisola's .-t 1 1 it tul whs IiiiLcmCiI In i
seiiil-ojlltia' !stntpment Istiicd in 1'c.tro
grail, which .said.
"Wc are wine tlux new rnleriu l.o of
the disturber of ptncp will lead no
one sistray; Hint It N oomlemned to
failure like tho previous efforts."
Frani'c'H nttltiidc was Indicated by
the liiliiiiluclliui In the Chamber of
Deputies of a bill to kIvc tho new
r'li'iK'h war council nlinost dictatorial
powers In n innr.' cncigellc inosecu
( Ion of tin- war
The comment of Damn Sonnlno,
1 Italian KoreUn .Minister, on the Ger
' mint proposal vn: "Thcie It Is there)
1 i nothln: in u." nfter he hud rend
. .i.., .,. , . ,i.p Hallnn Chnmber nf
' . 1 ' " lmm"r ot
htll I ISH SKh (ihllMAN
r..yi. n, 117,' i t'vrCi;
' .Win VI II IWlftjMi.lil
I'enre I'riiposuls lino llenrtenlnu
l-'.fTri-t on Nation.
irctiil t'otilt .Aire, to Thk Sr
Lnstios', Dec. it -llecause the Ger
man note h.i" not et been lei-eved no
menib.-i of the Government i willing to
discuss the peace pmposul. Meanwhile,
however, the Gentian move has had one
leuilt whhli the Ger nans haiiliy ex
pected; t;.o.e whose .cvs of tie war
eie most perslmlstir a few dais ago
an- now full of opli i.ism
It Is ceitain Mial the German peace
offer, coupled with the ilepartuie of
Mr. .Vsquilh fiom the I'rcinlei ship and
the appointment of l.lmil Geo rue to ie
pla.e him, has hail a most heartening
effect on public opinion
Few Indeed am those, here who tal.
the offer m-iiniisly Tho ni.ij.il Jty con
sider It Is common knowledge that Ger
many has wanted peace for malty
mouths, but at her own terms. Th.s
will titter be lonsldeied bv anv nf the
Call for I.IIIMI.OOO More Men,
Great Hi Haiti's teply Is best Indicated
by the announcenient to-day of tho pro.
vision made by the liorernment for an
additional million men of nil ranks for
Ihe army service anil the unanimous
vote by Parliament of a new credit of
U'.oon.oon.non to push the wir. Tim
original aitny estimate was for 1,000,000
men of all ranks.
These two most slgnlllc.uu tnoei
were made to-day by Andrew Iloimr
Law, Chancellor of the Kxrhequer, who
appeared in tlie House- of Commons.
In asking the ippropilatlnn tho
( hiiu-elliir announce that the daily f.
pentllture of dreat iliilain n the v.ir
had rlren to 2 "vf.SO.ODO. The actiml
expenditure hail exceeded tho estimate,
he said, because of the Incieai-o In mu
nitions nnd the addlllonal loans to allies
and dominions. The vole o' ctrdlt Is
the foiiitecnlli Hue" the, war began,
hilliglug tho total for the picsent niian
clal jear to $K,Tr.O,Oilii,iioo and the gran t
total of the wnr lo $l".Ct;o,(irt'),000.
In moving the ciedit llou.ir t.aw
. -ald that If the rato of expenditure was
entry Great Ilrltalu until February iM.
Tho lolal for the financial e.ir, he said,
would he 9,7!)0,UOO,Oun, The budget
estimate of the financial car was ex
ceeded by $1,7.10,000,000. Loans to
allied Govrrnmcnis amounted to $2,.
"Flnanclalb we canno' hope lo go
nn Indefinitely on the present Ftule,"
Bonar Law said, "but we can go on
long enough to make sure that It will
not be from fltinnclal causes If we fall
to secuie Victor."
Then the Chancellor spoke of tho
German pence propositi, saying lh.it the
Allies must have safety In futuie be
sides reparation fnr the past
"fiotntthlng lw3 happened of which f
think It necessary that T ahould say :
word," Mr. Bonar Law said. "Naturally