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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1915.
I promise 0 sea neutrality In any wy " i Ths Of mail diplomat In the Orerk imp- 1 Itul ars known to bs ilflrotM of voll!na fil.'Uoti With Jv ill? t'onslantln's govern ment, but to bt tquatlji determined not to allow further Oitek "arcommodntlon" f tlie allltd forcta tu offset the Herman a. 1 HulsaNan vw tories in Serbia. it la laartMNl thai 'Iraaaa has com- fBiin.l ried nil ilreek stlpplPS n Rr'tlah and American port In order 10 are! a ani'l'ly il Foot! ami ml, which have suf farsd from the restrictions id th,. Kn tant Allie. 'ireik vessels will lie loaded with i'niw bragM by the iov ritinieni. which cp-ta to llnd It easier to obtain theac needed I nminorlltls th:in it it for the rasular owihth of the ablni AuatrM-Jhtntcarlan trot.rm purMiing tha Moattanasr ina have cHptuteii ii.r.oo additional priaonafa, accorciiaj lo a ur. man War Off! eg tatamcni las Bad to day, aa tullow : To the southwest and aonth of l'lexlje i in northern Montrnrro) Auetro-fTnnBarlari troopa again to read the enemy lo rvtre.it Here and In tin- eaate m Montenairln movntalna boul 1,600 miaanera were Li ought in. BLOW AT EGYPT NEAR. C. rniriii In At lleWI fcnj (.una ce nn War. London Hear. Specuil t'ltt'tf heepatth to Tllr Mi v IionooNi Dec, 14 Athena deioatohel ay that the fllinaaa In the Uresa eapl t.il art openly announcing that Turco- rjerman expedition to Kgypt ia ltnml neM. Thev nwrt thit preparations havr been concluded and that tjerm.m artll- lery hai i.een aetit to Coastantlnoplt, whence n i io g, or naa eooo, to Asts Minor trucked. Thai railroad hiui bean doubK' TURKS' LOSS HEAVY. SVcneh Bombardment at fsarila nrllea Kills Maa. BptCkU Cab It Drtpatrb to Tor. ra. r.vnia, Dec. 14 -The Trench War Office BWVt out to-night the following ofRdal statement with regard to the Bahtlng at the Dardanelles AOOOfdlntl to additional Information the enemy losses as a reault of our bombard meal on Sunday were conald tfabla Turklah artillery on the Euro pean and Aalatlc coaata waa very ac t ve ycaterduy. Our auna replied ef f ctlvely and under the protection of thalr tire we perfected our defences an I wire entanglements. THl'.EE ZEPPELINS DESTROYED. All of Them Lost In Uenaaay Dar in Noveakrr, Sperin! 'nhte titpatcH to TlIF Sr. CoVgNMAOaa, la London, fec. 14 The Rihr stift'tUlirut aaya that three Zeppclina were dst n ed In Novemher. The number cotnprlsea the Z-19, which exploded in Its ahed at T'ndern on No V am bet 17 While helng Inflated ; the 7,-10, which exploded at Kuhlebuettel, a ub i rb of Hamburg, and a third Zeppelin, the designation of which la not known, which waa destroyed at Bltterfeld, In the Pruaatan province of Saxony. 4.000 KILLED BY DROUGHT. gnats, rraa and Solomon Vlllagea Hepopnlated. faeeM rablt PiirateH to Ta Sea. IxiNhON. lec. 14 The Melbourne cor respondent of the Times telegrapha: "Advices from the Santa 'rui and Solomon Islands report that a drought has cuused the death of 4,000 nativea. Some village-, have been depopulated, the advices my, anJ nobody ia left to bury the denti." ITALIANS STILL SHELL GORITZ. Vlenns Reports Part of Tawn Un der Roaibardaarnl. fiprrial t ihtr Dmpntrh to Tns 9ns. VtrNN v, via Amsterdam and London. Pec. 14 -Tho official statement Issued.'0 tne loiumma I nivereiiy inaiuu.e by the Austrian War Office to-day has ! of Arts and Sciences. The Kaiser's de the following regarding the fighting In ' ,re , stretch out Germany's control to tin- i..u an ine.iTre or war Tt-e action of the battalions In the OlUdloarla Valley continues. Several attacks were repulsed. The quarter Of 'loiiir situated on the Bt. Peter road was bombarded, Aastrlaue shell oa laonso l ine Spml feoff spn(. tn Tnr. Sea. rtoMC. Deo. 14 -The official statement Issued by the Italian War Office to-day I lays I Imring the whole of yesterday the enemy bombarded our positions on the Isonro front. The enemy flro was efficiently answered by us At other point! there Is nothing of Importance to report BONAR LAW THREATENS TO QUIT THE CABINET ,, ,,, , TellS ( OmillOnS MP II Iteslpn if Opposition to Coalition Is Orjrttiiized. t Bj,jjin lo lnt, I'erslan Gulf. The year . - - - after my visit to Constantinople saw tho fp,rii r.,hi, rxtpotch to Tar. St m. I triumph of Germany In securing the LONDON, Dec. 14 Andrew Honar Law, i QoHQganJon from Turkey lo build the the Unlonlal leader In the Huue of Coin- , Hagdad railroad. Since then ever" ob mon un.l Colonial Recrttary In tag COall I atadS that stood In the way of realizing Hon Cabinet, In the courae of a tpaaoh to I tha oherlahed dream of Germany waa day supporliiig the hill prolonging the to ber eyes worth any cost In over life nf the present Parliament threatened ! coming. Viewed In this light Germany's to remgn from the Government If an backing of her ally's ultimatum to Her qppQgltlon to thO Coalition Ministry Is.bia becomes Intelligible, organised. i "We could never Imagine that a The dlaaentlng UnlOflllta, haadsd by I fanatic who killed the Crown Prince of Sir Bdward Carson, wrre seeking to ob- 1 I.U tt.A eaaaJaasaalaaaa ,.f sU.. T r I 1 1 V.Ml a maaauit wind, aimed to obviate the rteeaaslty for holding a general election , ...... .... ...... ..... . , election wa dennble almoet be saw mat liar nrst attempt to mi 11 "varo. w ""' ad upon so large a scale nas neen re Mr Law laid down the doctrine that I crUlll France and the second to cripple by Cardinal von Hartmann of Cologne. corded.' a Coalition government can glial Only ! RUasll In Poland so that her offensive. The aged Austrian F.mpemr. who was The American committee makes a plea side by side w'th a coalition House of I OOttld long be deferred were but pre- paralyzed In the leg, last v ear, has now for ,ney to aid refugees who have Commons He laid that be regarded limlnary campaigns to the Oerman drive lost the use of his right arm, It il aald, I corns across the 'orders of Armenia In h'mse'f as the trustee of the Unionist through the Ramans Now that thla and he is tmable to sign State papers. af..tv and are lu dire nsed Contrlbtl o'.rtv In tna Qovarnmsnl and added I 'drive has lUOOaadad and the connection He Is forced to use a rubber stamp tlena should be sent to Charles R. Crane, 'if th Unit comM iio no think It hjis pome yt whn niy tfntonlit frltfidi hOAMtly think the war n not froing to t won by thli country without a chtnfi Otf Oovtrnmintf it would be better fori thini to go i.pf-nb Into Opposition atid mOVi a VOtC Of no onndtBnrr.'' vVIUIom Henry cowan, Llbeml mem-! ber for iftut AooNtoonohl t . ttonounood the Oovtrnmont'i oondui I Of the wur a I ;i hopeleau l.ilhirr." Tbn Speaker Inter rtiptod hlfn Mvofftl timnn, ti.-. ,n nm that MB ri'innrk were irrelevant , which i tlnally led Will Thomi Labor member, i t't intoyjoot 1 "You'd better turn it up. old upon!" I Tha rtmnrk UpMt the dignity of the , common. ASftUITH AGAINST SALARY CUT . j lloeso I Think I'nrlna ot Miniate.' rial l'a Would lie .laallged I aerial faafi bepatrh to Tits bt , I.omiow, lie. . 14 - '1'rsmlSI Aaiulth, apesititig in the Mouse or Commons to- daf. mid that lie did not progaaM to iccotnnicnd the reduction of Ministerial salaries and added lust he dl.l not cm. el.lsr II Just I Had on the ground of ei on- , OtOY "ti l clllcier.cy. Mr. Asqulth said he saw no lii.t'den- 1 lion In dlfferontlatlng between Hie aal- unes of public, iiinl clivals HIT lt 11 1 at .in.) I-1.-U : ' J ..'ii taklnir sav salaeu ,..,.1 - 1 GERMAN PRESS PRAISES STAND AGAINST PEACE "Lokalanzeiger," Official Mouthpiece, Declares Teu tons as United at Home as on the Front Atti tude of the Socialists Is Approved. penal Cable fieipatcb to Tax ;. help to pave tha way In the foreign Hmn.iN. via Amsterdam. Iec. 14. The count rlee for a better appreciation of the hlr reault of Chancellor von Hethmnn.i Sffi"1 reeulta of tha wo Id war. Aa to llollweg's epeech at the opening of the w"lJU,,','",,1 c"' W"h a" ,m"1 Ralchatag linn beet, B wave of enf.u- I "For the present our tnomles dealre ahiHm throughout I lermiuiy The doml- to continue to tight, an we have no nant note of the war diacuaainn by the German prens and public may be summed Ul !! follows I "So long as the Allies do not want peace we are determined to (lac 1 1 to a finish." The .otaotuciarr, which Is generally known tn print no comment that ia not sanctioned by the Government, aa It le regarded as the mouthpiece of official circles, publishes the following declara tion In a conantruou piace : "To-tkiy our enemies stand once mere nt the graves of their hopes Not only I did the two Socialist speakers, with all j the yearning for peace which they el- uresaed. do romi) Ita Justice to the na- j tonal aentlment of our people, but the Chancellor of tho German Kmiilre used coi ieeondent of Heuler'a Telegram Cont the opportunity to review before the pany telegrapha that the Ielpatc VoIi eyee of tha world the Iron facta created ,rung publiehee the namea of thlrty by our Victoria on Hll fronta and fr m four Soclalltta who algned a .laclaratlon them draw dedurtlona which may be e&prceatng dlaaallafactlon with the re expected to Intensify tho feelings of suits of the peace diacuaainn In the ooutit wntcn prevail in the Camp of tUr enemlea. In the decisive passages of his speech hb woids rung hard hs steel, precisely nt the point most In dispute They were, most effectively underlined by the Joint declaration of the non-So-clallat partlea. "Thua, the proceedings In the Helena tag brought us a considerable ttep for ward. We know that the longer our ene mlea compel us to continue the war the more eevero must be the condition upon which It will be open to them to get pvace "We know further that neither In the cast nor In the west will our enem.es retain tho galea of invasion through which they could at any time fall uroti ue Finally, we know that the Relchnag la ready to follow the Government should tha Government demand extin slona of territory which are neceaenry In order permanent, y to secure Ger many'a military, political and econon.lc future. "Tho gains of Ihla day awruredly are not to tie placed on the credit side i of our enemies' account It may lie that theae Soclailet pmnouncemcnta will SAYS KAISER SEERS PERSIAN CONQUEST - v f c, f a I a Ir. l.Venatra Nees I OntrOl OI TIrtIs Grain Supply a German Aim. "BIG FACTOR IN THE WAR' One of Oermany'a ultimate goals In the present conflict Is the control or the great granaries of the Tigris and Ku- . nitrates yalleys. Dr. T. lyenaga. unoffl- ' clal Japanese representative to this country, said yesterday In a lecture be- the countries of western and central parta of Asia was. Dr. lyenaga asser.ed, back of the Austrian ultimatum to Ser bia. Dr. Iyeniigit's lecture dealt with a trip which he recently took through India, I Persia, Asiatic Turkey. Kaypt. Uurtna land a part of China. Ilia travels covered 3un miles, of which 1,000 were cov- ered on horseback "These countries." Dr. lyenaga said. ' referring to the western and central ! parts of Asia, "have not only a classic j past but an ominous future. Kor there ' Ilea the bone of contention between the great discordant Powers of Kurope. Al i ready In the present conflict the plains I of Mesoppotamla ami the region of Hag ' dad have become the scene of action, j For many years Germany has caM a , longing eye upon the vast fields Watered by the Tigris and Kuphrates. where in be found tho richest granaries of the world. I "The other day the German Chancel lor asserted before the Ilelchstag that ,-i'lhe economic unit stretching from Ar- ras Into Mesopotamia cannot be crushed .' In fact Germany has been preparing Tor ' her attack upon India for the Inst flf- teen years, and baa I eeu hard at work to break down the barriers that ob structed the stretching of her hand from Austria-Hungary could plunge Kurope t t,i 1 hm nfi'spnl fl 1 rl Ia 1 11 1 HI ilTrn iflV only galled the opportunity to w ipe out Serbia, which lien In the way of her de- 1., hlmr lnio the "rent. It mlcht NEW HANDKERCHIEFS FOR MEN WHITE LINEN plain, ngured and striped 50c. to $5 Each. SILK HANDKERCHIEFS BUDD BUILDING. 572 Filth Avenue. choice. The German people la firmly de termined not to let the frulte of IU vic tories won with precloua blood, be torn ( away again. "Toward thla determination the au thorized apokesman of the Socialists In the Hek-hntaa- adopted Just aa unequivo cal an attitude aa did the speakers of the non-Socialist parties Our front nt home stands united behind the front in the r ut and weet. 'Tha Herman rare will bleas no other hrtnger of pence than him who knows how to protect It permanently against wicked dieturbera of peace. On thla point the empire and the Imperial I'ar ll&ment understand that there will he bo fllnchlna and no wobbling. Thla hue been proved once more In tha moat em- Phat'c faahlon to the whole world." laiNnoN. Deo. 14 - The Amsterdam iteichetae They followed the lead of Hugo Hitae, lleiidiatag. a Socialist leader of th. SILENT ON ANNEXATION Von Jigon llefnara to Auanrr Llebltiirrht In Hrlrhntaa. AMSTcariAM, via Iondon, Pec . 14. A despatch from Berlin aaya that Herr von Jagow, ttie Oerman Foreign ttecre tar, reviving In the Ralchatag to n question by Dr. Mebknecht, ftoclullst, us to whether the other belligerents wer preparel to entel at once upon peace negotiations nn the basla of renuncia tion of annexation of the conquered territorlea, aald after a reference to tha debate on December J . "I decline to answer." Dr. liletiknecht then aaked what at titude the Government would Mike toward proposals made by neutral coun tries. He waa Interrupted, however, by the President of the Chamber, who de clared that this w,ia not a supplementary but u new question. ,i.tu.h. .. i with Constantinople been who ran assure ua that the Orient will be free from the Kaisers leglona?" Speaking of bis obeervation of tha Tersian Government nt the time of Mi visit Dr. lyenagu Bald : 'Tn spite of the pomp and gorgeous ness of the Persian court I aoon dls. (covered that tha central power waa ismeniauiy wens. us nriirra fn onen neglecied and sometimes acandaloualy disobeyed by the people Th authority I of the Shah was often "Isputed not only In the remote regions from the sent of the throne, but in the near quarters. "The reign of the present xhah lias fallen upon evil days. Itehelltnna :nd troubles came without ceasing. In ; April, Ittli an American cltlren. Morgan Cihuster. was invited to rehabilitate the I . iuotic tlnances of Persia. Kor h time be wleliled a itictatorlal power. Hut his plane to put I'ersln upon her feet were . ,,,i-ated by the counter schemes of I Russia, barked by Kngland. until Mr. muster was icree.i io resign in necem ber of the same year The remaining tale of Pervia need not be told. What will be ita future Is bard to tell. It seems to depend altogether upon ihe modus vlvendl of the Anglo-Husslan agree ment." TURKS TOOK FEW SHIPS. t aptsres on Tlarls Much I' snaaer aled, London llenra. Sperial rahlo Petpotrh io Tns Sls. Ixjnoon, Dec. 14 The Iteuter Agency has received u telegrare frcm Haasorah stating that the Turlash captures cf ships between Ctesiphon and Kut-el-Amara were ttiurh exaggerated. Only one tugboat and tnres lighters were captured. It Is iisacrtcd. MAY EXPEL SR. HAISELDEN. Medical 4'ounclt I'enanrra Hint fur II elusion to Nave !)rfetlve Bb. Chicago. Dec. 14. The council of the Chicago Medical Horletv in a finding made public to-night recommended to ik. .neioi.. thai rir n I itsi.oi.i. who advised against operating on the Ilollingnr hnhy, be expelled from tha societ . A series of nrtlcles over Halselden's name, dealing with this caso and the sub- 1 11 mnr Humiliating rate i ney were leot of eugenics generally, appeared af- ! ro'V seised by Turkish officers or ter the death of the baby, and for thise I civilian officials and consigned to their he was charged with unethical conduct harems. and found guilty. . "Th boys and glrlu were also very The decision of the muncll waa unanl- K'y ""Id "to slavery at prices some mous. Dr. A. Augustus O'Nell. presl- "m" of ten or twelve shillings. rient-.tect of the sneletv. said thai Mm n-port would come before the society for final action the second Tuesday of January. AUSTRIAN KAISER A CRIPPLE. Arm Paralyaed, signs Papera With Rskbrr Alamo, tiara Report. Tasis. Dec 14 The Rome correspond- em " "-'VST " 1" " aagj Ing lhat Lmperor Panels Joseph of Austria-Hungary Is a helpless cripple. YORK COLORED LINEN in attractive patterns, $1.50 and $2.00. SINGER BUILDING, 149 Broadway. MILLION ARMENIANS THE PREY OF TURKS Extfnnlnnflon of a People Now Going On, Relief Com mittee Reports. SAYS ALL WAS PLANNED "According to all the beet evidence whlch the American committee has re ceived. It Is probably well within the truth to eay thai of the 1,000,000 Ar menians in Turklah territory a year ago nt least 1.000.000 have been killed or compelled to flea the country. Of the exiles thousands hnve died on the roads and In the daaerta of northern Arabia. The number of victims la constantly In creasing." Thla la the summary made by the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Helief of the condition of Ar nienians In Turkey. Among those on the committee arc Cleveland Dodge. Cardinal Gibbons, Bishop Oner and Oacar H. Straus. In a atatemetit laaued veaterday I'rof. Samuel T. Dutton. secretary of the com mittee, said that the committee la dally receiving authentic re aorta of the atrool tlaa which have been perpetrated upon the Armenians during the laat fifteen creasing." Indescribable "The suffering of tho refugees who ha e managed to eacapc front their tor mi ntorg beggars description," the state ment says. 'The American committee is in close touch with the lord Mayor's committee of London, and the chairman Of that committee. In a lerter under date of November 21 to the chairman of the American committee! said : The com mittee knows that there are 110.000 refugees still In the Caucasus, besides 10,000 who have died there and 70.000 who have returned to parta of Turkey and Persia.' "The latest communication from Mr. Morgenthau. American Ambassador to Turkey, dated Novemher 6, suye that there will be untold starvation among all peoples during the winter' There Is very good evidence to ahow that the work of giving relief to the refugees is carried on wlrh difficulty, and one authority says: 'It secme that they are treating the Germans no better than they are the others In this matter.' "Ixjrd BryO Is quoted aa saying. In I speech In the House of Lords on October 6 last, that the atroc.ltlea are h well planned attempt 'to get rid of a non- Moslem element which deetroyed the fiomogenelty of the empire and consti tuted an element that might not alwaya submit to oppression.' "Ljord Bryce states that there Is evi dence to show that the massacre la the reeult of a Governmental policy whlrn has been entertained for some time, and that It Is In no way the result of Mos lem naas'.on againt the Armenian CI rlstlans. These atrocities ate viewed by the better class of religious Moslems with honor rather than sympathy It Is s. matter of history that high Moslem au thorities condemned the massacres or dered by Abdul Hatnld, and. according to all the evidence obtainable from au thentic sources, these recent massacres are far more atrocloue. n hole Popnlatloa Driven Oat. The whole Armenian population of eacih. town and village was cleaned out by a house to housv search. The women and children were sent under convoy of tho lowest kind of soldiers many of tlvem Just drawn from the Jails to their distant destinaton. which was sometimes one of the unhealthy districts In the centre of Asia Minor, but more frequently the large desert In die prov ince of Del el Zor. which lies east of Aleppo, In the direction of the Eu phrates. "They were driven along by t:1ie sol diers day after day. ill on foot. Peaten or left behind to perish If they could not keep up with the caravan, many fell by the way Ifld many died nf hunger. Not a few of the women wero stripped naked gnd made to travel In tihaf. condition tinder the burning sun. Some of the mothers went mad and threw away their chlid'en. being unable to carry them any further. The caravan route was marked by a line of corpses, and comparatively few seem to have arrived at the destinations which had been pre scribed for them. "One high In authority aaye that what struck him was the comparative calm ness with which these atrocities were oeiatieo oy wo.se wnv una or-i nana knowledge of them. Massacre was the i order of t he day . But massacre was not the wnr't fate In store for the unfor i tunat Armenians. When they were i driven from their homes many of the women were not killed, but reserved for I WOH owi-r ....7- ... ,-.,.- ... wrre na llvered to dervishes to be carried off to a sort of dervish monastery and there forced to become Mussulmans. "Ill Laird llryce's speech, to which reference haa already been made, we are told that In Trebliond 'nearly the whole Armenian population of from 9.001) to 10.000 were destroyed some by drowning, some by slaughter, some by being sent to death elsewhere. " 'It would seem that three-fourths or fnur-flf'hs of the whole nation has been wiped out. and there Is no case In history, certainly since the time of Tam erlane. In which any crime so hideous I reasiirer, rum evnuu. In price conservatism our leadership is easily maintained. Especially is this true of our present display of sack suits. Reduced to From 3S, 35, S32, 30 & $28 A generous showing of fine foreign woolens in medium and dark mixtures. Brokaw Brothers Adtfor Place A Fburth Avenue sVutwaes Staaaw at Doev , k, j : ; ; , .. ' , , . a ,;-V .. 1 - 4 "i b M ' ' ' U 4 I if '! ! ONE BACHELOR IN FIVE IGNORES DERBY'S CALL 20 Per Cent, of Single Men Hold Back, but Total En listment Surprises. -pml CanU Dotpatrh to Tas St v. !"NPON, Dec. 14. The recruiting com mittee met at the Foreign Office to-day and considered In a geneial way the re ault of the campaign, ,S'n official an nouncement was made, but It aits under stood that the flgutes were substantially bt tter than had been expected. Premier Aequith will make a state ment on the subject In the House ot Commons on Thursday. Tho army vote has been postponed until next week owing lo the prcant mi. pivssiblllty of obtaining complete details of the results of Lord Derby's recruiting scheme. Ttie Kvrnlng .Veics says: "Last week brought dOO.000 recruits, making the difference between success and failure of the recruiting scheme. "Some officials state that 2') ier cent, of the single men held back. "Very few umilet ajo worn In Ixm don." A wliite paper Ihsued to. day announces that the supplementary War "fltce eetl mam for the year ending March 31. till, provide for a million additional men. bringing the total strength of tn, army up to t,Mt,dO0 men. Thla num ber includes British troops serving iti India and also includes colonials. BRITISH HOLD 45,749 FOES. Ilaie U I, an.-. Prisoners of War. Re sides Those Interned. I-osnoN, Dec 14 It was announced In the House of Commons to-day thai there are 4a. "43 "alien enemies" in terned in Bnatand, Ds whom :t 2 . 2 7 4 are OtVillana and 13.47j naval and military men. Reside these there are 11,168 pris oners of war now in England. ANA FAR TA BOMBARDED. Tnrks Repel 4.1 lies' tttack Near edd-e.Unhr. ffgarial Cajblt f'rswrcs r Tnc 81 g, CoNSTANTINorLK. via Ixitidon. Dec 14. The following official statement was issued by the Turkish War office to night : On the Dardanelles front, at Anafarta, enemy armored cruisers bombarded our positions for a short time. The cruisers were assisted by an 0 beenr at ton balloon, our artillery replied successfully, bombarding the enemy tranches and batteries. Near Sedd-el-llahr on Sunday the netny attacked our positions. After ion bombs and all sorts of air tor liedoee had been hurleri against our positions tiie enemy, who had main tained a fierce rifle and artillery Are for Ave hours, delivered an attack. It waa completely frustrated by the energetic reply of our ..rtlllory. The enemy was forced to retreat to Ms own trenches with great losses. TO SETTLE WITH PACKERS. Brllala lo Speedily Compromise Meal elsnre Case. Washington, Iec. 14. Oreat Tlrlta'n has agreed to negotiate d.roctlv with reprvsentat1v,n of Amerb an meat pack ers for a epeisly omproiniae of the prUe court cases against the thirty-four car goes of American meal atid meat prod, nets, valued ut lttt.000,000, nnw held up In Hrltlsh ports. Tho State Iiebartment was so Informed to-day by Chandler Anderson, attorney for all but one of the leading American pnoklng houaes, and official of the British Bmbaaey. M UNSURPASSED MINERAL WATER FORD AT KIRKWALL TO-DAY. Peace ship Delayed hy Knconnter Ingr "torwis. Special Cable DeapatcK to Tea Bon. London, Dec. 14. Despatches from Chrlstlanla aiy that storms have so de layed the Osoar II. that ahe will not arrlvo at Kirkwall, Scotland, until to morrow. Mr. Ford's peace ship la not expected to reach rhrlstlanla until the latter part of this week. The .Vomlnii rose cor respondent says she Is expected to arrive there Thursday, while the Daily Moll's correspondent learna that the vessel will not arrive In the Norwegian port until Saturday. Broadway at 34th St. Today, tomorrow Saks A gift of a Salt overcoat to a man will be a wel come departure from the inane cuatom of giving him something he does not want and cannot use. t We would not for the world destroy any Christmas illusions, but we do know that a lot of men this Yuletide will contemplate some useless gift with the mental reservation that they would rather have the money. We merely suggest a Saks overcoat as a pleasant surprise. However, bethat as it may, one thing we want to impress upon you is the spectacular range of the Saks selec tions, at a time when most overcoat stocks are thinning out like snowflakes in a thaw. Ours would thin out, too, but for our policy of replenishment which keeps our stocks at high water mark right up to ringi ng in the New Year and ringing out the Old! Conservative coats, radical coats, form-fitting double breasters, single breasted fly-fronts and button-throughs, kimono-sleeve coats, great coats, storm coats, warmth wit h out-weight-wool en coats, knitted coats coats in all models, in all materials, and in a range of shades as numerous as the shades of political opinion. 15 Styles at $17.50 30 Styles at $25 12 Styles at $35 12 Styles from Continuing today and tomorrow the important Sale of Men's Shoes at $3.95 All of this season's models; ten different lace and button styles,. The leathers are mahogany anil tan Russia calf, black kidskin and gun metal calfskin of superior quality. TI The workmanship is most excel lent. All have the famous Saks Elastic Heel an exclusive feature not found in any other shoe. Sizes 5 to 11. Widths A to E. GERMANS IN FRANCE UNDER BRITISH FIRE Allies Shell Three Points and Win nt Another With Hand Grenades. tptrtal CaM DetputeK to Tna 8cn. Lonpon. Dec. 14. The following offi cial atatemetit from llrltlsh headquarter In Franco was Issued by the press to- daTo-day our artillery bombarded Oommecourt (thirteen miles south of Arras), aa well as tho enemy trenches to the east of Olvcnehy and the vil lage of Le MesnlL Hostile artillery showed consldsrable activity against our trenches east and northeast of Yprea. to which our artillery replied with vigor. Laat night we bombarded one of the enemy's trenches at U Tonuet, Just nt ihe River l.ys, with hand grenades, causing great confusion In to be the trencn, wnicn npiie..-.i strongly held. The weather Is cold. AbKU t junto n. 1 British and Uerman 4 raft Beta Sail I. era Former I'rsw landed. " " Special ( ante pttpotr m " IONPON. Dec 14. -The following oni clal announcement was Issued by tha British Admiralty to-night: Flight Sub-Lieut. Oraham. It- N. A. H., aa pilot, and Flight Hub-Lieut Inco, R. N. A. I.i as observer, patrolling the rtelglan coast In an aeroplane this afternoon, chased a large Oerman sea plsne and a severe engaaetnent fol lowed. The Oerman machine was hit and fell Into the water. Flight Sub-I.leut. Hraharn's machine was damaged by machine gun fire and fell into the sea. Roth officers were picked up and landed. The Oerman aeroplane burst Into flame at the moment of striking the water and exploded. No trace was found of the pilot and paaaenger of the machine. . . FRENCH AIRMEN SWARM. , Three Squadrons. Totalling Aeroplanes, sarll Germaai f atrial Cable Deepaleh to Tns Srs. Pants. Dec 14 The official com-. munlqu Issued by the French War Of fk-e to-night follows: On various polnta of the front the artillery Are was fairly Intense and turned to our advantage. Our bat- terles dispersed enemy detachments on and Friday, Store will be open until 6.30 P. Af. We invite you to consider the Christmas possibilities of Winter Overcoats at $17.50 to $65 For Men and Young Men 20 Styles at $20 12 Styles at $28 14 Styles at $38 $43 to $50 10 Styles muskrat. the Vlllers road. In the region of Mova and successfully bombarded a convO) In the direction of Thiaucouit. In Champagne, east of the Dtlttl dti-Mesnll, our flro directed against tha enemy's works in ihe Man, ,, wood caused a great explosiun .miq lira. In the Woevre, in the Llmay wa took part of a Herman battery the aneUrra of which hud been .,am. aged by our Are. In the Vosges, at the Han-du-s.i t replying to a violent bombardment of our position at Kontecelle, we hnm. barded and destroyed a munition depot tit Laltre. This morning eleven of our sere, planes dropped numerous bombs en the railway station and ft notion ,,. Mulhelm. Another group or twenty, two aeroplanes dropped bom be on the enemy Installations at llauflat ourt and a third group of twelve machines bombarded the Oerman works agtlth or Hampont. In the region of Chateau Saline and Chateati-de.RitrtheciM-our aeroplanes routed Ave enemy no-. planes. RUSSIA UNEASY, BERLIN HEARS May P.snlala Hall In Wire Servlre Ilnma Reported Held I p. P.ESI.IN, via wireless to SayMlle. I, t Dec. 14. Internal trnuhie In RtUM , , ,ne for the Interrupted te,r.rhc 'communication between llun. I ,r 1 f,,!,,,. Hegardlng the Indefinite nnstrioneT-rit i of the meeting of the Duma tha over- gaas News Agency says It Is intln.atea by some Russian newspapers that , Kmperor did not wish the Duma to take Up at this time the program- e of ri-fnr-n bills which played so prominent a part In the laat session. RETRACT, SAYS LLOYD GEORGE. Unites . ev era per harge nf I II. Ifytagr Munitions Workers. .specie! Caoe l)$patrh to Tar. Sis. London, Dec. 14 The Official press bureau made thin announcement to. night : "David Lloyd Oeorge, Minister of Munitions, replying to an editorial In the .Vru. Btatttmnn In which he Is charge! wltb having called the munition work era 'drunkards and shirkers,' has Ml. ! ten a letter to the editor of Ihe publico- Hon repudiating the charge and asking what legitimate cause the editor 45 imagined he waa helping by the perver i elon." I Day's British Casualties, OT'.'. - imwoaww ,o namrs i Ixindon, Dec. 14 The British egaa. alty list Issued to-day contains the nanus of eighteen officers, of whom eight wers killed, and of 654 men, of whom 1l wr killed. 'Phone Greeley 2626 10 Styles at $23 12 Styles at $30 10 Styles ot $40 f rom $55 to 65 Today, an extraordinary offering oi Men's Fur-Lined Coats at $57.50 The opportunity afforded you in this sale to avail yourself of one of these beautiful coats, at such :ui extremely low figure, is very rare indeed. The shells are made of lino black broadcloth and all are fin ished with large Heaver Collars. Handsomely lined with natural Remarkable value. 6ih fleai u.,i. , . .. w sums I w w it'fv iy wv -v vv Vef w w Ua ra isui 1 .ikhik it- aVs. 1