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HERALD "ADS" 1.V I n f LOCAL NEWSPAPERS ! BETTER UUXir "-Vy',. . v ' i 1 ! PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1915-SIXTEEN PAGES. ESTABLISHED I 1 'v' - V 'V r IN SERBIAN ARMY BAY BE CUf OFF r No News Received From It in - Five Days 1 ITALY TO ENTER BALKANS HARVARD PROF. WINS NOBEL PRIZE vjgniall Force of Serbians Occupy Ba luna Pass and Resist Bulgarians Successfully Comparative Jna'ctiv . ity Reigns. on Eastern Front. Fear that the main body of the j. Serbian army has been cut off be l tweeri'Kralievo, on the western Mor- . ava, and Nish is expressed in f JBpatehes from a correspondent in the Balkan war theater, received in Italy. K The correspondent says it is consid j': , ered significant that no news has been .'"received from the retreatine- Serbian r army for five days. T. W. Richards Gets Award in Chem istry Professor Lane Wins in Physics Section. London, Nov. 12, 6:20 a. m. The Nobel prize for physics for 1914, says p. Reuter despatch from Stockholm, has been awarded to Professor Max Von Laus, of Frankfore-On-Main, for his discovery of the diffraction of rays in crystals. The chemistry prize for the same year has been awarded to Professor Theodore "William Richards of Harvard University, for fixing the atomic weights of chemical elements. The prizes for 1915 will be awarded today. WHARF PROPERTIES PAIN TO NEW HAVEN Mellen Testifies as to Reason for Buying Windsor Line BOATS AGAIN TRANSFERRED Although not more than 5,000 Ser hians are nrvnnaino' 1 a ftnn Rnlwariano 'yJn the Babuna defile in southern Ser bia, it is believed by military men in Saloniki, a dispatch from that city states that the Bulgarians will be forced to withdraw in time. The position of the Serbians is markedly superior, it is said, as they control the tfe;'Kosjac Heights and the entire line of fountains. y - The Italian cabinet has reached a conclusion as to the part Italy "Nfehould play in the Balkan operations, according1 to a Milan dispatch, and tithe number, of troops she will send Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 12. Prof. Theodore William Richards of Har vard University to whom the Nobel prize for chemistry for 1914 has been v warded, for fixing the atomic weights di- j of chemical elements, is director of i the Gibbs Memorial Laboratory at ! Harvard. He is an investigator in physical and " organic chemistry and the author of papers concerning the significance of changing atomic volume. With assistants he has re vised the atomic weights of oxygen, copper, iron, nickel, calcium, sodium snd many other elements. Professor Richards is a member of the international commission on atomic weights. He was awarded the Davy medal by the Royal society in 1910 and the Willard Gibbs medal by the American Chemical society in 1912. He is a member of many of the leading scientific societies of Germany, Sweden and the United States. Attitude of Roosevelt Led Directors to Proceed in Aquiring Transporta tion Property in 1907 Mellen Ad vocated Morse Offer. DVINSK FORT FALLS TO RISE AGAIN CO-OPERATION IS NEED OF FRENCH CHAMBER Balkans will, be announced to the shortly. , .Comparative inactivity on the front 'iyf Russia is indicated by today's Ger man '. official 4 statement, which passes v : -over, the northern and central army ". j groups without recording any opera- J tions. - In the south a minor suc--.cess by Gen. "Von Linsingen is re- ? corded.' ' .-? :,,"v. Field Marshal Von Mackensen is .fWessing the pursuit of the Serbians in i the mountain districts of central Ser ? bia. Already the Serbians have'been- driven from the firsJLfthe.- ridges south of Kralievo, according5 to to day's official report from Berlin, while -south of Krusevac and elsewhere along the winding line Gen. Putnik's troops, stubbornly fighting, have been - pushed further back into their hilly jfensive positions. t'l'.The fall of Veles, in southern Ser- bia, is imminent after a severe defeat inflicted . upon the Bulgarians by the French, according to a Saloniki des I patch. On the French front, Paris reports " spirited exchanges by the artillery arm ; in the vicinity of Loos, while near Bus, vln .the Artois district, German bat ' teries were silenced. What the loss, of life was in the sinking of the Italian liner Ancona by a submarine in the Mediterranean has not been definitely determined. Con sul advices to Washington have in dicated that 347 were saved out of 496 said to be on b'oard, leaving 149 un accounted for. : Berlin has no official advices re garding the Ancona, it is- declared tfcere, and it is believed there that the Austrian government has not as yet received a report of the incident. New War Minister Defines Attitude " A Soldier's Right to Complain. Choice of Greeks. London, No. 12, 12:25 p. m. All doubt as to what road Greece would v choose out of the muddle caused by tne divergent views of her political lSders and as to how the policies cf hhe Skouloudis cabinet could be ren dered compatible with the opinions of i the adverse majority in the chamber today were dispelled by a dissolution of the chamber of deputies. - Publication of the decree apparent ly was received in Athens with calm, f despite the fact that all elements had hftped to avoid elections at the pres ent difficult moment. The Greek government, it appears, considered dissolution the only possible means of rnniHno- for itself a full and unre stricted liberty of action. Future Actions Dependent. Greek officials in London and at ether points continue to assert that Greece's future actions depend solely vpon military and not political con federations. So soon as Greece is con vinced beyond doubt that the allies have produced enough troops to make possible a successful offensive against Bulgaria and to remove the danger vith which Greece would be con fronted if she entered the war in adequately assisted, Greece will, her representatives to Europe say, im mediately range herself on the side of the allies and render all the military co-operation of which she is capable V ' r : ' May Gain Railway. Today's military news from the Bal kans makes it appear there is a-distinct possibility that the Anglo 'French and Serbian forces may sue Ceed in gaining a part of the Nish rail way as far as Uskup. v ' All accounts received here of the recent fighting in the neighborhood of i Veles state that the Bulgarians are in : full retreat after enormous losses and that the freshly arriving allied troops f are- expected, to ' push the advantage I already attained , to a successful con- V. V ' . XI, 1.11 " - ")'ll Jobably would have to abandon the Uskup-Kutanova. Lino, and the whole Paris, Nov. 11, 5:10 p. m. Minister of War Gallieni made his maiden speech to the chamber of deputies today in reply to an interpellation by Deputy Morln regarding1 his cir cular order threatening ...dismissal to all who are incompetent or who tol erate incompetency in those under them. M. Morin remarking that, members of parliament had. not so licited favors, although .they had made recommendations, requested Gen. Gallieni to state whether mem bers had intervened in the war min istry in a reprehensible manner. "I am -a soldier and never occu pied myself with politics," said Gen. Gallieni. "All under whom I have served can tell you how I have un derstood my duty towards the coun try. I have taken the ministry of war only from devotion to the com mon cause we must all defend. This work would be condemned to fail ure if I could not" count upon your unreserved co-operation. "I thought it useful to stop the plague of recommendations. Our soldiers should have the conviction that only equity and law determine our decisions. Every soldier has the right to make a complaint with out hindrance from any person. That is the object of my instructions. All complaints will be examined with the greatest sympathy, because sym pathy is an essential quality of a mili tary chief. It is necessary that every soldier should be able to make his complaint heard eveji at the top of the miiltary hierarchy." Gen. Gallieni added that parlia mentary control was necessary to un veil and repress abuses. M. Morin asked if any recommen dation had been made by a member of parliament which was not for the best interests of the country as might be supposed from press comment. The war minister responded that he was not responsible for press comment. (Continued On Fourteenth l'ase.) CABINET MEETS President Wilson Talks With Advisers for First Time Since Last July No Action on Ancona Expected. Washington, Nov. 12. President Wilson and the cabinet met today for the first time since lost July when the German submarine question was at crte of its most serious stages. The sinking of the Italian liner Ancona was the most important foreign ques tion before the cabinet today, but no definite action was expected until full official details were at hand. It was stated at 'the White House, however, that the cabinet meeting to day was called only because the president wanted to get in touch with 1 is official advisers before the opening or congress to discuss his annual mes sage and legislation affecting their de partments. From now on cabinet meetings will be held regularly twice a week. EMBARGO OS BUTTER. London, Nov. 12, 9:15 A. M. Be ginning November 15, butter will be adcted to the list of articles whose exportation is forbidden by the Swed ish government, according to a Reu ter despatch from Stockholm. This will make the embargo on the export of food products virtually complete. New York, Nov. 12. Acting upon their understanding of the assurances of former President Roosevelt that no action would be taken against the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad if they rejected the offer made by Charles Morse in 1907 to take their steamship holdings off their hands, the board of directors of the road continued in their policy of acquiring control of additional steam ship lines, according to testimony adduced at the trial of the eleven directors of the road today- The Morse offer they rejected in spite of strong recommendation by Charles S. Mellen, president, that advantage of the opportunity be taken. Mellen in a memorandum had pointed out that it would be neces sary to strengthen the New Haven against Morse competition, and the New Haven, immediately after Mel len's interview with Roosevelt began negotiations for the acquisition of Boston and Philadelphia Steamship company, known as the Windsor line, which had important wharf terminals in Providence, and which, the gov ernment maintains, the New Haven feared might get into the hands of Morse- These wharf properties, the New' Haven, on acquiring the line, transferred to itself and then sold the rest of its properties to the Mer chants and Miners Transportation company, which was described as "A friendly interest." The transaction involved a voting trst arrangement whereby the New Haven was able to exercise influence in -the manage ment of the Menchants and Miners and to put James J. Hemingway, a defendant director, upon the line's board of directors. Steps for Acquisition. The prosecution then began , to put in documentary testimony to prove that after this the New Haven took steps to acquire other steamboat lines, in pursuance to a memorandum by Mellen to the board of directors that if the Morse lines were not taken over, it would be necessary to strengthen 4 the New Haven against the Morse ccmpetition. There were two lines, the Merchants and Miners and the Windsor Line which the New Haven had its eyes on for this purpose, the testimony seems o show. As for back as 1900 the New Haven had thought it advisable to get the Windsor, it was brought out by a letter exchanged between execu tive officials of the company, and in 1905 tentative negotiations were in progress for its purchase. Action in that direction was taken on January 12, 1907, when the di rectors of the New England Naviga tion company, a New Haven road holding company, voted to refer the question of its acquisition to a com mittee "with power. " Buying of Windsor Line. . On February 9, 1907, Mellen re ported to the board that as head of the committee he had acquired the Windsor Line, through Kidder, Pea body & Co., Boston bankers, and his action was approved. The price was $185 a share and the bankers got $9.25 per share commission. Meantime, according to letters ex changed between Mellen and J. C. Whitney of the Merchant & Mining Transportation Co., "A friendly inter est," Mr. Mellen had sought to induce the latter line to purchase the Wind sor. The Windsor stock was selling at that time, according to one letter, at $1.30 a share. Mellen characterized the line as one "we would rather not buy," but that the line owned wharf properties in Providence which the New Haven re garded as important. The negotiations with the Merchants and Miners did not materialize, and Mellen then jumped in and bought the line himself. It was soon arranged, according to other letters and minutes, to consol idate the Windsor with the Mer chants and Miners unegfrr a voting trust except that' the wharf proper ties were transferred to the New Haven- The Merchants and Miners was then independent. Result of Transaction. The net result of this transaction, explained Mr. Mellen, was that the New Haven acquired a voting inter est in the Merchants and Miners through the exchange of its Windsor line stock for Merchants and Minera securities. James F. Hemingway thereafter represented the New Ha ven in the Merchants - and Miners board of directors. Delancey Nicoll, for the defense, protesting agains'b the reading , of so many letters on the subject, said: "It's getting to be a question as to whether the war or this trial will be over first:" Particularly Constructed Defense Has Been Captured and Lost Fifteen Times. Berlin, via London, Nov. 12, 5:03 a. m. ine aimcuiues or tne army besieging Dyinsk because of the na ture of the fortress, which is built of sand, are pictured by Captain Von Kueschuetzky, correspondent of the Vossische Zeitung. "Had it been of rock.' experts de clare it would have been knocked to pieces long ago.but an artillery bombardment is of little avail against a sand fortress. It was captured fifteen times between Sept. 15 and Oct. 26, and still is not in the Ger man's possession. It .has been re duced in size one-half without affect ing the strength of the reminder. "Every rod of land is covered with permanent trenches roofed securely against shrapnel and shell fragments and connected with so-called fox holes,' small shelters where the gar risons are secured against the heavi est shells. Exploding projectile are smothered in sand trenches skilfully laid out so that they are mutually outflanking. An apparent success ful attack often means the destruc tion of the assailants by the flank ing fire of machine guns. One com pany thus lost fifty-one dead on October 23. U. S. TO INVESTIGATE - PROPAGANDA CASE Dept. of Justice Will Look Into Claims Attributed to Dr. Goricar- INVOLVES VON BERNSTORFF Goricar Said to Have Been Author of Statement That German Diplomats Are Active in Furthering Strikes and Destruction. BRITAIN TO MAINTAIN GRIP ON GERMANY Her Policy at Sea Will Not Be Affected By Note Says Spectator. London, Nov. 12, 12:40 p. m "Tha American note causes us little con cern as Englishmen," says the Spec-, tator, commenting on the. recent note of the United States to Great Britain relative to interference with Ameri can trade. "Its harsh and unsympa thetic tone will not make us relax in the slightest degree the grip on the throat of Germany which our sea power gives us. We shall answer the note politely and in a much more humai spirit than that which, inspires its words, but we shall answer if. firmly. That we must do whatever the consequences, but there willL be no consequences-" The Spectator believes the major ity of Americans would not tolerate, seeing Great Britain stabbed in the back. It does not believe President Wilson will mix the problems of mu nitions and contraband, and it re fuses to regard America as a purely foreign country. The weekly con tinues: ( "When history comes to be writ ten Americans of the future will feel anything but pride when they re member the official action of Ameri ca during the great war. They'wiU note how, first, it considered main taining a rigid neutrality on the mor al issue the brutalizing of Belgium, as Col. Roosevelt called it; further, how the Washington government bore the outrages committed on American subjects, like the sinking of the Lusitania, until the efficiency of the British navy had abated the underwater menace, and again when; in the supreme moment of England's agony, they thought they had found certain technical infringements of their rights, they vehemently pushed their paper case." The Spectator says the British have not torpedoed American ships, nor have they killed American cit izens. The British embassy has not. cn me seiner ui piots and con spiracies, yet, when the tone of the notes to Great Britain and Germanr is considered it is much less friendly icwara urea .Britain. Referring to the sinking of the Italian steamship Ancona, the Spec tator says that unless the champion ship which the executive has as sumed refers to goods only and does not cover human beings, it ven tures to suggest that Washington at least repeat the Lusitania warning. FAMILYMAY BE LOST Local Italian Sends Tickets to Wife and Children Who May Have Been on Torpedoed Ancona. Washington, Nov. 12. Published charges, attributed to Dr. Joseph Gori car, former Austro -Hungarian consul at San Francisco, that Austrian con suls in the United States, working un der the direction of Consul General "Von Nuber and Count Von Bernstorff, the German ambassador, are active in propaganda for destruction of muni tions factories and fomenting strikes among the workers, will be referred by the state department to the Justice department for investigation. The Austrian embassy here denounced Goricar's published statement as un true in every particular, and an nounced it would try to find some way to prosecute him for it. Goricar, the embassy said, left his post on leave and failed to return. Declines to Comment. Secretary Lansing today declined to comment on the charges, as has been his invariable custmo when dealing with like cases, which were of an un official character. The department of justice has a good deal of information on hand regarding the activities of Consul General "Von Nuber, which it gathered while investigating his con nection with the case of Dr. Dumba, the recalled Austrian ambassador, but so far has nothing definite on the charges attributed ' to Dr. Coricar. Disliked Spy Work. In substance, Goricar is accredited with making the statement that he re signed his post after fifteen years in the Austrian consular service because he declined to perform the work of a spy. He charges that while consul at San Francisco,. Comander Maxi milian Burstyn, the Austrian naval at tache at Washington, ordered him to gather plans of the fortifications of San Francisco harbor, and along the Pacific coast, and to get especially de tails of the works at Bremerton navy yard. When he refused, Goricar is accredited with saying he was trans ferred to Berlin, where, after five months, he was ordered to proceed to Vienna, which he feared to do, be cause of his pro-Slavic affiliations, so he fled to Rome, where he resigned last December. Spreading of Propaganda, Goricar's story asserts that the German ambassador workins: with "Von Nuber, is in touch with the Aus trian consuls at Cleveland, St. Louis, -ntsDurgn, st. Paul, Chicago and Philadelphia, who spread propaganda among the foreign workers in the mu nitions factories, and such activity, Goricar alleges, extends even to con trolling the foreigners through fra ternal and secret organizations. The alleged extent of the activities of the Austrian consuls and the so-called spy system are described at length in Goricar's published statement. Goricar's record shows he first came to this country in 1909 and was consul at Pittsburgh, Denver, and finally San Francisco, where he served three years. STATE REGULATING SALE OF FOOD ierman Government to Ultimately Take Over All Distribution of Necessities. Berlin, Via. London, Nov. 12, 5:46 a. m. -Virtually the entire food eupply of the nation is expected soon to pass , under governmental control, to Insure an equitable distribution of supplies at fair prices among the en tire population, rich and poor. Coffee, tea and cocoa were added today to the list of products whose sale will be regulated by the state. The federal council authorized the chancellor to issue regulations covering trade in them The chancellor also was authorized to establish maximum prices for buckwheat and millet, marmalades and honey, vegetables, fruits and sauerkraut. These prices apply to producers. Local authorities In municipalities of more than 10,000 population are required to fix maxi mum prices for retail dealers In these supplies. The authorities in smaller places are empowered to take similar action if they see fit. The chancellor is given authority to set maximum prices. Bread, potatoes, pork, milk and butter already have been subjected to a maximum price schedule. The consumption of other meats is regu lated and limited by so-called "Meat less days." Maximum prices for all varieties of meat and fish are believed to be in eight. BRISTOL WHITE SLAVERS ARRESTED IN TROY LACK INFORM ON ANCONA ,11 State Department Will T Action Without Knowing NO HEWS IN GEI Men Held Will Be Tried Under Mann Act Says Supt. Egan. Berlin Disclaims any of Knowledge of Torpedoing Dispatch States Only 225 M Saved. Washington, Hvr. 1 2. Sta partment officials were perpw day over the unexplained J getting definite official infoj on the sinking,, of the Italia Ancona with probable Joss of lean passengers. No dispatc reached the state departmeri today, although Secretary had confidently expected to d from Rome, Marseilles and points near the scenes of th ter. 'All information so far M fragmentary. A 'consular official has be dered to Tunis from a nearby the assumption that Consul 3d Young is not there, and on 1 cial's arrival he is expected dispatches through as quickly sible. Meanwhile, Ambassadd at Rome is expected to send definite official details. His dispatches so far make no rH to the circumstances of the fin on the liner, the question of ing, the nationality of the sul and other details are cleared up as promptly as by the taking of testimony vivors. GIRL RESCUED FROM "LOCK SHOP" POND Frank Parisi, a local Italian, is fearful for the safety of his wife and children, who, he believes, may have teen lost when the Ancona was tor pedoed by a submarine in the Medi terranian Sea. Tickets on the Italian line for the mother and children to come to New Britain were purchased several months ago by Parisi from the Di Nonno agency in this city and were sent by mail three or four weeks ago. Parisi has not heard from his family since. Parisi and his friends figure that the tickets would have arrived just about in time to permit his wife and children to sail on the Ancona. WEATHER. Hartford, Nov. 12. For Hartford and vicinity: Unset tled, probably light rains to night and Saturday. Colder Saturday. Drops Through Trestle While Trying to Avoid Switching Engine and Is Pulled Out by Crew. Miss Mabel Johnson, who is em ployed at the Corbin Screw factory, while returning from work before 6 o'clock last evening attempted to pass around a switching engine just west of the High street crossing and fell through the trestle which spans the inflow td the Lock Shop pond. The water is fairly deep beneath, the trestle and Miss Johnson went in over her head. She screamed for help and the train crew went to her rescue. She was drawn out more frightened than hurt, although drenched to the skin. A conveyance was summoned to take the young woman to her home. Hartford, Nov. 12. Superintendent of State Police Thomas F. Egan was notified this morning that . Anthony Vcnstetino and Martin Slavia, the two men wanted in connection with the white slave conspiracy unearthed in BristoljOctober 28, had been arrested in Troy, N. Y., at the Tequest of State Policeman T. F. Downing and were being held pending extradition pro ceedings. Anna Albert, Frank Dewey and Thomas Masso, who were origin ally arrested following a raid on a house near Bristol October 28, were bound over to the superior court under bonds of $1,000 each and are being held in the Hartford Jail. "After the state charge is met, all implicated in the case will be prose cuted under the Mann white slave act," said Superintendent Egan. "The case involves a violation of the Mann act because the girls were brought from New York state into Connecti cut," The raid on the Bristol establish ment was made following information regarding the alleged white slave operations of the proprietors given by Jennie Mancnester, an inmate or a place they conducted In Plainville. Tne gin was Daaiy injured wnen a Plainville "Jitney" in which she was "joy riding" crashed into a telegraph pele In Collinsville a few weeks ago. She was taken to the New Britain hospital. While she was In that in stitution tne fiainviiie nouse was closed, the proprietors leaving town and taking her clothing with them. She complained to the authorities and the state police finally ran down the gang, capturing three of the members ir the Bristol raid. The others made their escape and the police have since been searching for them. According to the Manchester girl, the gang has been conducting a chain of immoral houses in New York and Connecticut and has been shipping women from one state to the other In violation of the federal white slave law. Only 225 Saved. Rome, Nov. 11, via Paris, m. only zzb passengers and of the steamer Ancona were out of a total of 428 on boar a despatch from Tunis to tl riere Delia Sera, Two boats have arrived at the despatch eaye, one with vivors and the othef with1 TT. Passengers declared the ' i was shelled for an hour and by the submarine which was the Austrian flag when the struck the Ancona. The undf craft had two white turrent? was armed with four guns- Germans nave JVo.ew Berlin, via London, Nov? 1 a. m xne Ancona caeq yet belongs to the ', catego submarine incidents regarding German naval circles have Qo except that which comes from sources. Even the seml-ofncid nouncement made yefterday th Ancona was sunk while tryinj escape was derived from ac sent out by the Havas and H News Agencies. Nothing has been published from the Austrian side and it stated at the admiralty that n as known the Austrian goverl has received no report of the dent. MAY OPPOSE McCABE Heirs of Ex-Representative Thomas H. Brady Said to Be Preparing to Dispute Administrator's Charges. Judge B. F. Gaffney of the court of probate has selected Monday morninf at 9 o'clock for a hearing on the al lowance of Patrick McCabe as ad ministrator on the estate of ex-Representative Thomas H. Brady. It is propable that the hearing will be postponed as those interested In th'; estate wish more time. It is said the hears are prepared to oppose Mr. McCabe's claims for services. They, are. anxious t t:?ttle up the estate but will appear vith counsel at the stated time to offer opposition to Mr. McCabe's bil), it is said. Ex-Representative Brady died on August 15, 1912, and the value of his estate was placed at $143,733 by the appraisers. RHINELAND TORPEDOED British Steamer Sunk But One Sur vivor Landed up to Present Owned by Liverpool and Hamburg Co. London, Nov. 12, 10:10 a. m. The British steamship Rhineland has been sunk. Up to the present only one survivor has been landed Page Calls on Baron, Rome, Nov. 11 Via 'Paris, 6 m. united states Amnaesaaor called at the foreign office today had a lone talk with Baron Son The nature of the conference li known but It is assumed the sli of the Ancona was discussed ini ally. The Italian government ordered a rigid Investigation o disaster. The inquiry is proce under the, direction of the Itj consul at Tunis, assisted by It! naval officers.. A special effort Is being made? . I Alt' AL . J aexermine rn.it, inn Lwvua f-cia.i.iiiE international responsibility, wh warning was given and wheth opportunity was afforded the engers to escape. tons The Rhineland was of 1,501 gross and was built in 1903. was owned In Liverpool by the Liver pool and Hamburg Steamship Co. The Joneses Didn't Sail. New York, Npv'l2. No info tion in regard to the sinking of! steamer Ancona has as yet beei celved by the agents here of Italian Line. A despatch was received today relatives of Mr. and Mrs. D. Cai Jones of Philadelphia, ' stating word had been received that Joneses were in Italy, having failH gne sail on the Ancona, as had been n TO STUDY PEACE. Congress n Switzerland Opens Deo. 1 Will Decide on Permanent Basis. Berne, Switzerland, Nov. 12, via Paris, 1:05 a. . m The committee which is meeting here to organize a congress to study and determine bases of durable peace, announces that it is receiving consideroble sup port from neutral countries especial ly the United States. The congress will meet Dec. 1- It is stated that expressions of in terest have been received from former President Taft, President Lowell of Harvard, Prof. William I- J. Hull of Swarthmore, Pa., and John Barrett. It i said subscriptions totalling $1,800 have been received from the United states to help defray, the expenses. intention. Submarine Justified. Berlin, Nov., 12, (By wireless Sayville.) "Discussing the case the Italian steamship Ancona, w was sunk in the Mediterranean 1 torpedo the Berlin newspapers," the Overseas News Agency, "i out that according to the already jJ lished reliable information the v after receiving a warning from submarine tried to escape and the submarine thereafter, was Justified in using force." The O seas News Agency continues: "The newspapers runner sf that all the news from foreign s ces agrees that the submarine ; the Austro-Hungarian . flag. T affirm that It wan not a German 1 since no warship would fly other t its Hght flag at the moment of tion."