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. Beautiful photogravure reproduction of j famous religious paintings and many 1 WEATHER' pklCAST THE Cloudy tc-dj other Christmas features IN THE SUN NEXT SUNDAY. Highest tempera Detailed weather. VOL LXXXIIL NO. 107. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, - -.--, r - rriJ i,njTl(tJ l, PRICE TWO CENTS. mmgtKkm nit c ykrdajffT lowest r. JBLsi aqtaim :7awXe. .sawax: BftsTrsTreeawW iliBli arifHaS ASKED$5,000T0 PAY WOOD FOR SUBWAY WORK Signtil Coinpnn Rend Says Vice-President Didn't Get It Forced Ont. PERKINS DECIDES TO M Knit RKCOBD pitriof attorney May Pol ln t"p Thompson Commit- . Revelation. Ofl Iter I";.rrr.io'. praatdenl of the p. .. mi tsignal Company of Itrtaivsle, tei-titied yeetordey be. fi i hi Thompson legislative committee tht Sidney C, Johnsodi vleO'prooldont ef thf company in charge of salosi fcr-ed ta ri -Ign after he asked IBS board of directors to give him IS, "00, which h mm was to be paid to PnMlo Bafvlos Cenimlslor.er Robert Colgate Wood to tat contract for Installing ctaunle In the Centre street loop of the new sub way. This Is the most startling testimony to fa: offered before the Thomson com rnl'.fce. It 'tun aftt t days of conferences tftirtnc win h JohlMOfl's name has been frequently mentioned. BO Important is It ssssldefsd that Us. oommlttei baa asked Mr. Uptegrall t i request other director if th rofopeny to come here to ooroeb teste his siory. Johnson also aa prom be.l to ippear this morning District Attorney Perkins said last i Wht that tac Thompsoa committee bad St: OlMally called ins attention tO the I testimony given by Mr. UptegraS yes- terds . i'Ut thin lie bad read It In the I awsp.ner .. had declde.1 lo a8K he transclipl of it In the event the WiKin'iee does not 'nd it to htm. Commissioner Wood eras Quick to deny ; ts tru sere . : the assertion reported to made by Johnson ;o trie di- i lectvrr of the sigaal company Hood's I mi iihIIKi'iI Denial. ' Tl it etatement Is absolutely :alse," be .: '.- naeys to me. i -a-ver braid ol before and know nothing nhstsver .itiout it." i L'ptegiaS1 said that tkoonti goals onmany bad kad eritb Com mis. i a.kj.1 was ti,.; payment of i,iag . i for helping jobmsan to get a . '.'et with the Kansas City, Clay it.d s.. Joseph Railroad. The . aaaole to Mr. Wood and .narked vices." was dated May 1. llt. , i era ;.- isffore Mr. Wood bOs C-, - Commissioner, i was ntade a , rt ii 'h' committee's reoord. c i. ptegfatt .aid that be oecame n of t'o- Union .wlic !i and Sig pany on July it., is; I. having iresldent In charge of tluunces to that. He explained that t Ui Johoeon waa a rioepresldsnl U. 'h.ffe of sales. "Now," sini ieputy Attorney Clenetal I . La is, counsel for Lke com I "was there an s.-cslon aft, r our i tlon ss rlca-president ivhen you bad dlsavreemant with Mr. join. eon ence to an expenditure arkloh ao e! planned to make."' V.s." v i may tell what thete eras. about thai " 1.. .,1'i.r psfi of June or early In Jul), 1114, Mr. Johnson wanted i,000 1 I aant.d lo Know what he wanted ir. After some time 1 wa told Jbat I 11 ted tie- $,".,tna for Ike purpose of i i . in : to rnmniltaloaer Wood." i .a a .o i ynusrsHsssj at us time tnai money was to be paid to Commls- 'net Wood of the Public Service Com Mission "" T"! x is srhal Johnson sakl.' i al.at hapiiened in connection ti 'his paqueat T Meterred t Dire. lor.. ' '. if used to pay out any money for it and after some controversy over It the natter etas taken to the board of dl- f tore.' A eel ng of .the board was held for tj'' purpose of discussing this matter?" "Vee ' "At Mr, Johnson's request?" we! ths all for the masting was Is- i ' ' '1 Henry i. 1'rout, president tf tia. company." "10 j understood it wa Issued t the Nqutsi f Mr. Johnson'.'" "Ves" "Ai '. t discussing this pronoaitlonT" "Yes." ,No :!i you teli uo what ooourred ' I I mi 'ii g wo fur as it i elates to this Nbk "To begh with I mkfkl say that ' was only a bare qu"rum of the 'bis oounitry, Of the nine - ' ir wi-re In Ktirope, nml there .' getting the meeting, was announced foe July la 'A . . ,. ,e there?" "Mr. Johnson, Col, Prout, John J. Mo 'i s naal-1, TtfOftAaJ Kodd and 'I Johnson was not a direc- ' is i'eeuit of the meetlojf" 'i of he dlsouaalon a com i. ised -f Directors Rodd, ftos- d I'une was apM)!n!ed. and unanimously demanddd i of i 'ol. I'rout and Mr. '"ise" i 'AV. . ' V. s ; their ignutionsi submitted T' ' hat lii-etlng." ' insoi explain to 'he directors 1 fill Ahleh he desired to use ' "'" V. "ib'1 ' Ves "A 1 w inrli "mi 1. "Yi - "What "Tli 11 0 on Commissioner wood'a . , " stated thai P was to be 'iiclng tuc Centre street used loop 1 I ' i Thai w..s hie s'lit.-uviu." n was hla itatamvntT" he hud arranged or agreed to , ommlaslonor Wood 'his sum of if the Centre street loop contract ranted lo our company." be explain to you flint the Public Cominiaatofi stood two to two on lid 1 ha Wood had the casting 1 recall that anything of that ' Wus snld." H . .. tatad lhal h bad an agree. villi Cnmmlaelonor Wrswi by wkloh ' '. pay bun mat money'."' In return for which mil . . 'v.sal was to vote for the awunl I Islta4sl on iijrth I'ugt. Strike Ihreaiens to Tie Up 17 Chicago Roads 600 Belt Line Trainmen Now Out and 4,000 More May Follow in Sympathy To-morrow Federal Mediator's Peace Efforts Fail. FREIGHT HELD UP; MAY CMKAOjO, Dm. it spread of th I to nave taken the stand that they will strike of the 00 employees ? the Belt reiect Arbitration, holding firmly lo the UlW Railroad to Include the 4.00O train-1 dr" ":iJ tlu,t n wrvlc Wain the prln .. i. u . . . C,',R '00 tot the men iiulttlnK work nn. selt.-hnien and yardmen of MLU ,, , , , ...?.. : be Installed for the benefit of the traln- soTaMag rail reads .ntering Chicago kg, mrtl atne. :i strong , reliability to-nhtht. A committee composed of H. Heti Alter conniiaiinaa lasting- ,.n of ,!'" president of the Belt Railway: J. OtMl and Hm early evening. Oi W. Wi Hangar, assistant commissioner of me lasSM Honrd of Mediation and( I UonelllaUOCi, who eame from IVaahlnir- ton 10 start an arbitration movement, ! .i.i , iai ,, , ... , ,, a I Ofltetalt nor the employees would tram sinirln concession at ny of the con- f SIS Unas so far held. But he said he 1 would hold further meetings to-morrow. While the troubles of the twit line end Its employees were demanding the Immediate attention of the Commissioner other development" aroec to complicate the trouble Chairmen of Knevrtneo ommit- iee 1 1 every ra.nroa.1 nniMi wmcn i handles freight from and to the lelt line met late n the Kaiserhof Hotel and fornm- a demand on the railroad mull- i age re "Unless we are :.sk Friday at I o'clock 1 for a maatlng by j settle the dispute I arising over the discharge of K' Mallloua from tb belt line witiicut proper M pan.itlon and the suspension of K. K. Smith from the I'erinsylvanla because hu sHted on a caboose, the niemben-hip ... . . . , . , , will be a-ked If I- wNhes us to continue " work for the companies," --aJd Lieorge H Hannauer, chairman of the managers' . 4 Alleged violation-, of contract on the 'part of employers were drawn up for Submission to the manager"' Committee ! I tO-mcsTt0er, j Siinif of t-he ec"Timny off tola ll said: ! to'-nlgV that they would make an at- t- inpt to move the rt.DOfl cars of freight ! tied up In the freight -arils wit:-, st-tke- reakeis at an tarly data inles a st tl ment was reach'. "To get the railroads' ide of t.-e die pute and hm talk '.' oVor with ti e r ien, I li d' t'.ng out ways S7 hereby hlf differ-euve.-, can 'ss settled. Is all I '-an do," 1 aalii Mr. Hangar c-n.ght after the con ference; "l? the enoa still refuse to accept terms 1 ean only then suggest grbll ration." The repreeentiitivei oi the men are eald PARIS GOWN IMPORTS REACH RECORD HERE: .Mo( f the 0ttt1ti Coming i Art' for I'rivntr I't-rsotis hrI Not the Trade. Information gained from the Ap praiser's Stores shows that the impor tation of Paris models to this . ountry during the urrent month Is the largest or record within the memory of the Custom Houae officials for any eorre atMtidtng period. Most ol the g-a'ns paused through the Appraiser's rttoree are said to be for private persons and not for the trade, notwithstanding that Imports for the trade havo also shown an tnereasi. A GUStoma afHelal with considerable knowledge of matters relating to thus branch of the importing trade gave two reasons for the Increase In private or ders. One was that In order to help tin; Paris eouturo In its present state ol attain the wealthy American private clientele went to Its rescue with lnrne orders. The othsi reason was that where In former yearn thousands of Americans brought In a consider able number of Tails gowns as personal baggage, at present these gowns are being sent in as orders and thus flfrure In the Import records. The fact that the volume of private American orders placed frith Paris cou tUUflSffOl Is so large trill, it Is eald, be of Inierest to tin American trade In many respects. Klrst. it shows that the American woman has money to spend. This will Indicate to the retailer In wear ing apparel here the possibilities of getting his quota of that ousluete'. It also shows that Paris la able to de liver orders notwithstanding the vari ous handles ps from which It Is atlll Suffering as the result of the war. SHOTS IN 5TH AVENUE CHASE. Man tccuse as Pleknaerket slopped b Third Mullet. Fifth avenue net w een Forty-ninth and Fiftieth street was the scene of the pursuit of a pii-kpocket last evening In which three shots were tired from the revolvt r of ratrolmuu Maris of the Waal Forty-seventh street station. After the third shoi the fugitive, who later gave his name as UanjAmUl Kats, 17 years old. of 4144 ttOlton road, The llronx, decided that arrest was prorer uMa to bullets gild stopped Two snots had previously been flred on Killleth street by Patrolman Howney, who had ploked up the cause from the stapt of the sixth avenue U station, down 4'hlOh Ua saw Kats ''inning with Louis .s rhent ' oi' HOfl Usi-' h'nriy.nlnih afreet In hot pursuit. Mlhonuk charges that Katl 00.: a watch and chain valued at ! ,?!? '-'"7' Z''"Z Tuaiplem Ihe teals and .xn.plle the figure. j,i itioriii of the stutlon hatl Iras locked I 1 . 1 ,,, ... 11;. 011 tiie charge of itraud larceny. 11 1 1 t.v r. Al.Tl ri 'UK wot NT winilKIJ, -ill i.anu nr IHK HKY" Highest psk east of ihe ltn-kls. neaehed I i,k- HOUTHKItsi KAII.WAY. Informalloa N. 1. uaice, tU riftb Avs. Jrfv. USE STRIKEBREAKERS H BrlnkerhorT, general superintendent. tnd Ci O. Austin, general rouni""', met Mr. Hangar. Timothy Shea, V. A . Hnrgva at.d A. 1 "nltbey repr-nted tl t strikers. T10t mnY ,n' c 'mpany wl!l nt- tempt ti Import strlk- braakers," nald Mr. Ituraess. a ho is H.slstMiit mnd hlaf engineer of the Brotherhood of Looomo- live Enirlneere, "unless It Is purposely '"o'fe for more trouble. There would be nothing to be mined by moving a few cars of freight at clearing. "It Is clear that the minute strike breaking began In the switchyards the strike would Involve every mllroad en tering the city. Union engineers, lire men and trainmen will not handle freight -witched by non-union employros." Deputy Sheriffs and private -iards wer. f-i.t out to prepare for the running nf trains manned V. s'rlke breakers The Sheriff told the onVials that he Would send deputies to the svene of any trouble Immediately and If necessary would swear in anoufli i xt daputlaa to handle the situation. Men who are ;eing brought tn rhloago ar. suld bo be non union tnglnsers. Tin company Is de- pending on getting ( nouff'n l-al help to ftre the engines and attend to the other train work Timothy Shea, aasistant president of be ittotherlioud of Locomotive firemen, said the precautions 'gainst ithortler . . . . . out reason, lit declared the men I. ad beer, warned against violence and that there was no roaj'or to believe they would indu'.g !n any. While the catitroversy goe- or. thousand of tors of freight are lylna on sidetracks at the outskirts ,f t:. efty uws'ttng transfer to other railroads to '..i sent in various daotlnotlona The freight ! of all aiaioieh. It Is saM. rnu h of o periahabla and some of u Intended for export to ESurom i';reat delays are ox-pHt-tl iii the shlpmei tor holiday ess-sis, unless an agreement la reached soor be tween tiie company Officials and the men. Th nunois dtata iioa.ni of Arbitration has offered Its services to tori -Mrs in settling t'.ie strike. CLOSING OF SUEZ CANAL LOOKED FOR BY BRITISH Bxpeeted us Result oi tin- Ho- ported German I'litn t flttiesh Egypt. faecSal Osefi ticafh fa Ts S; s. T.vrKiN, Iec. Id, The eiostug fif the Suej: Canal to the commerce of all na tions is considered In Mrltlsh shipping circles aa probable. Announcement Is made fl at the Hutch Steamship men alrendy have decided to abandon the Suei route to the Hutch Baft Indnsj and send their passenger and freight vessels around the Cap. The Dutch lines explain their action as the result of the ini-reasing uncer tainty of coaling at file usual stations, on the Sues route, but since the change to the older route will mean a trip longer by two weeks it In believed that more serious reasons ore behind the decision. The Unit) releeroaJt says tile morn ing : "British shippers, when asked with reference to the Hutch aVoMgtlOa if the Huej Canal, scouted tls? Idea that it was baaed on a shortage of coal and de clared that there was plenty of coal at fort Said, albhOUgh I' waa exceealngly expensive. No British shipper, they said, had decided to divert their ves sela to the Cape route, but trey were serloualy considering It. One shlppc! said that not only the Hutch but all na tlotialitle Will ' SOOX be obliged to send their ships around tie f'ap. because It ai expected that the. Sues (''anal will bt tiosed." The action of the Hutch shipping men. ill conjunction with reports printed In tiie fi'rlit4che eifunp of British mili tary prepsratlons on both side, of the canal, is taken by th Rotterdam cor respondent of the Dailv .Veics an definite confirmation of a ilernian plan to attack Bgypt. NERVOUS HEN ARE SMARTEST. quick Thinkers I. end, sa. ollee I'sy ehuloalst. Hxi.ot, Wis., Doc. 1C. Ac.oidmg to Dr. Karl T. Waugh, head of the riopart nxnt of payuteMgy of Helolt College, three yein of college training will do tills for a young person : Increase ids amount of Information 41.7 per is?nt. Increase his general men tul MaiMim,: Is per cent. lucreami bin spued hi learning II per colit. Increase. hla pus'er of coucenti'.utlon 4.6 per cent. Increase Ids ability to learn 4.2 Iter cent. Increase his ability to uesoclale ideal, r.ti per cent. Dr. Vaugh haa iomplled iHfures to uhow that the etudent who thinks the qulakoal is highest In general class standi;, g The student who la leant ner vous Is liek'e.st In class standing. It took D;'. W'uusrh three years to coin mid deductions. "ri-oaio.i a WKaT Indian limited Atlantso Const l.liis, l:lt A. at Only trala csrrrlng through sleeper te Orlaade and Tames 1 one nigbt eut sendee, till arsmy. ylV. BULGARS END NEUTRALZONE ON GREEK LINE Note to Athens Is Taken as1 Warning of Coming Invasion. FIGHTING CEASES; ALLIES1 HANDS FREE ajNWMM 'tb f'opa'c to Tin m . London, lec. 16. An Amsterdam des patch quoten the Korlnirht Z(lui7 aa naylna thin afternoon I "The Hlllaariari liU'.rmn.m hu. In. j formed lirr-.-e that Ik netitra' i,tv or. I the I ireio-HulsHriun fnmler will BtjOoil lonitur be maintained not that lb UUsa are on tSreok territory." Tiie Athens correspondent of th ri nes. discussing the n"Xt move --f the ilennans In 1ew of the Allies retire ment from Serbian Macedonia, says: "Clrcumatance make It probable that the Central Powers will insist on faclll tlee In (Ireek territory similar to those accorded tu the Allies." The curreapoiident Implies that Oreeoe's decision will depend ujon wnetner or not the Hulgarlans aoium- pany the Invaders. He expresies doUbt.l that (.reek public opinion can be re strained If the loverr.moiit ons,-i,t- to the rtulgafs entering 'Ireek territory. aylngj that ika nulgailans by crossing the frontier would force iJreo. e to aban don 'i.r neutrality. Kleeltnsua Trnee Likely . All despatches frun Athens anil ;. loiilc 'ndbate thai tli- Crnil 1 Posfi s marking time and are rosalng ; the frontier. The DaUn f'aroaiti Ionics correepondeni thinks it probable tlist there will be a tacit truce until after December i! to allow the dreeka to participate in the forthcoming tleo lions. A Central News dsepatch from Athens says the Jewish population of Salonica h.is i. -Kun to leave and there has been a huge BXOdUS of tiermons, Turks and Austrian. The Unman schools have been closed and all German SUbiectl have Issen Invited by rlieir Conul lo laavg l y Friday at the latest. I: Ik concluded from this ills the Her mans are pieparing a forni'alable altacs. against the French and Kngllsh rorces. The cornaspoiident of Thb 8un at Roma le: rue that, the Barman Minister at bona ha declared that Monastlr is 'nr. irrevrs-ahle Bulgrj-lan psiilon ' He aodsthst a Hulgarlan Hdmmktt ration Is n-liig eatablblked ) Monastlr and th e I tri frontier has boon dosed to arrivals j from itrears. Hulsrars' IMaus la loubt. Tlila taker, to Indicate either :...t Oreeoa and Bulgaria luive concluded se cretly an Btreoinenl by whii i. Bulaaria Is to retain tills part of Ma edonbl aj) agreemeni which has been frequently rumored of late or ti.at Bulgaria pur p-ses ti oef lireexe The allien front in tltveve now ex- tenda, aocordlnx to gnlonloa advices, as far as the llreek I mr of ktttlkua, abOUt twenty-five miles norifti (f galonlca. The .;; WnM's galonlca correspond ent, telegraphing under dati of i i;- Ver 1 1, says . lo - ior siral.s. ... ' .sou- . ,.o,.i,..., io ... n .... ai.urmaiiun re i s'"'s v, iss rt".'"- j r rirn-ii am.), aii-iiriuna in in- oiur.ion ' lllary experts and the admission ..e ... Huleurlun. il ,.i-,,. , . o. the Kulgar'ans. t ie r.-trr... was so , 1 ,..i,.a 1 .. . ...... . ..... ........ . '-' " of liulgarians were unable to come up , .. , ,e ..,..o-r men.. 'The Bulgarians deceived by the rapidity and precision of the Allies' movements' lost muck time h ia.mi.ard- Ing certain poattloni near Struinltia, w-hlolt the FfaUOll had .'U.andoned on the preceding day. leaving nothing behind them. Uslssriel.erliisn leaes lleay. "The Prltlsh during their retreat fattod tii" efforts of the Bulgars and 'he 04 mans under lien 1011 Oallwtts and ii.di' ted neBvy losses upon them. For the present the Anstln-irreiich troops are ragrouplng, with a fnv Serbian elements at the end The troops aaal'. with con fidence a new enemy attack. "The statement that a French brigade ha.) been '-aptured and that the British lest etglVtaatl kuiis Is false." tlreel; unxlety concerning a possible Bulgarian invasion continues. Allied re anforcamonti "re steadily pouring In at Salonica. The gsrkger l.oktifa't :efper iiubhshes tiie following deepatcb from its Vienna eorrespondent "Great Importanci' Is attached to the conversations In Athens which the H11I- j garian Minister to lirrece hat: had with 1 Premier Skouloudls and Uia Chief of the (llreek Staff The Ministers of War and Domestic Affairs were summoned to at tend the conversations. "Groat Importance also Is attached to , the circumstance that King 'onstantlne I I before handing his renlv to the Knienta 1 Powers' note twice received the Bulga- I rlan Minister, each Interview lusting two ; .hour" The Athens correspondent of the Times, referring to public anxiety in i.reece, says: "No conceivable guarantee will satisfy Greece that If the Hulgnr enter llreek territory they can ever he Induced to leave again.'' Troops Poor Into Salonica. I ssapatohea from the Balkan front agree that the sone between Doiran and galonloa Is belne; rapidly cleared. (Ireek troops are leaving the Allies a fiee hand Correspondents report a Continued Hood of niled reenforeements at Siilonlc.-:. The Dull) OaitpawfOI correspondent says tranaparte arc disembarking artillery lllghl and day Several thousand Bfitlsn troops were landed on December 18. Reports from Salonica reiterate tnat the Allies' losses In their retreat were email, while the liulgarlnn loseea were heavy. A despatch from the Balkan front, tiled on Monday, says the Allies' losses in the lighting on Decern i 1 tf did not ex osad 1,000 and dming the remainder of the week the Allies lust only a few dozen men. The Allies during Heir retreat, besides taking all their own stores ulong, cleared the country of fiaal. Iteenfoi cements have been pouring In ut Salonica tor a week. )u view of the strong dnfem.ee organised In a semicircle on the lulls around Salonica and the presence of foHliaued on fievond Pan. Gen. Sir John French Is Retired; Sir Douglas Haig in Command of the British Forces in France Premier Announces Change in Leadership of Expe ditionary Force. KITCHENER QTWRREL MAY BE THE CAUSE mi' OakM f)esi.vs tu Tns ItX, tsUtDONi Iec. 15. The following an nouncement was made to-night by the official press bureau: "The War OStCi announces! that Sir Dotlglai Hale has been ap- polnted to lUCOOSd Field Marshal Sir John Frencli in Command of tiie army In France and Klandere. "Since the commencement of the war, during over sixteen months of se vere and Inoejaaanl Itrallti TM6 Mar shal Sir John French has most ably commanded our armies In France and Flanders and hue now at his own in stance relinquished that command. "Hi- Majesty's Government, with fuh C Uproots tlon and gratitude for the eolUipll'UOUl services which Sir John French has rendered the country ut the front, have, with the King's ap proval, requested him to accept ap pntntment us Field Marshal rotmnutiil Itrg In chief the troops stationed In the L'nlud Kingdom. Sir John French his cceptad that appointment. "His Majesty tiie King lias oeen pleased lo confer upon Sir John the dignity of o .Viscount of Yencb .he United Kingdom." Premier Aaq tilth fotesnadowed the announce rnent by stating :n the House of Commons earlier In the day that "some changes" n the higher com mand ..f the linitlsh forces In France were In course of fielng made and. would 1. announced Immediately. His use of tne expression "some changes" In the plural is regarded as indicating that Sir John French Rbxy not bo the only Uritieh oilie r in high command In France to be1 replaced. 1'reinler Aaqukii alao stated that the changes Ir. the Brlttah cominand had no connection whatever with the change made by the French Ooer:i mi nt In placing n. Joffre a the head ot nil the Fre-ich armies. sir ESdwurd Corosjcal a.-ked the Gov ernment .n ii,.- Huus- of Commons on Momts) whether Uon. JolTrefa appoint ment would necessitate any Important changea in the higher commands of the Hritish force. At thai Lime iho Premier lecllned to answer the ques tion. on I ante la oniuh fries. Ilr John French has been a British soiuiei nero since reoruary, noo, when : hi led a r rce .-.f cavalry across a water- I 'ess trad In Booth Africa to the relief il Kin lei in operation which saved the British armies nr. enormous mltltassi embarrassment and proi.t (0 be the surmng pomt in tne Boer war, Hi-..: n.. . i.-- i,.... u,.a ., J " '" ' " " " 1 .or j..i,,, ,,.,1, ,,, ,h n..,,.u ........ .v.. ...ii .i.iij, ..I. or ! lei, i Mat.h: war U-gan th. re hen t'-e Buronoan re were hut two names had been a common prophecy at heid of the British nubile ousrters for rlavs. evident Iv had not been In the minds Kttohener and lYench. Kitchener went appointed, and that den. Joffre pre-j to the War tfflce in Supreme omuiand sumably was goln to hi: old friend to Of pretty nearly everything connected break the news with the war: French went to Flandera! "'Very deceit .f him.' was 'he fre With a handful of British soldiers to mienilv heard comment. help -tern the tide of th- derma n in-1 vasion. gcaroaly anything outside of the with - drawal from office of Karl Kitchener hi 1 self could have been a greater sen I satlot. In the British conduct of the war tlnin the ousting of Field Marshal Sir John French, but It has been no secret that the British Government believes better things could have been done with ! tin- British forces in Flanders. Almost from the moment Sir John ar rived in Flanders ha has been the butt j of political attack In Kngloiul aial U) mime extent in France. H may be said I to Ids belli fit. however, tliat he was he set by grave dlttlculties Scarcely bad the altogi flier Inadequate force of Brit ish troops come abreast of the (ienmini on a line running roughly from Conde, on the west, through Mens and Blanche, on the east, when retreat was unavoid able It.'trent Frnsa Hum. Th.-s. operations are known lo-oav as the British retreat from Mons. When ever It le mentioned Sir John French Is mentioned with it. At first Bngllshrnsn iqsme ,,1 ,ne m.iste-:-. retreat made by Fr' "' h lr""' """'" then ay "Poke of ""'rea.t from Mons." 1 ,1',' "d authority, however, for ff ,tm."1 ll,u '"treat was a ySSSSS 01 n1n11.1i) inau's. 1 lie I-' ll.eti tore as sunereu uvaviiy, out naa tne j French forces they were kept Intact until the battle f the Morna. when thev were able to turn the Herman Invaders and drive Ulem back to the present front The atta. ks upon Sir John French did not become serious until the British offensive at Naqve ClsXjpelle laat spring. In that operation the British threw all of their Strength and cabled practically nothing. Hut their losaes were eiior- mons. it is not known whether sir John French wns responsible for the attack or 1 not. In any event he reitivisl the entire blame. Hie political enemies made the most of It and for a time the Knglish newspapers were ttllod with criticism of him. As the smoke of thul episode cleared away it became appar-ut in many ways that a breach bad occurred between the ttriUah Secretary for War, Karl Kitch ener, and the British cominlinder on the 1 I ...... I I Oil., wuu .1,1 ilintil 1. I. the public prints As a matter of fact ! 1. . .. 1 S--. 1. kn.,u,, Tiu... 1 is no doubt, however, that a serious I the dtr' waB V,rtft b Exec" elush oceiirred hetween tb rwn men nnrf i UVO lo-lllght. clash occurred between the two men and j there Is every reason to believe that Sir Jphn French's retlremen' at this time is the culmination of that difference. i.Mst June Premier Asquitn visited sir John French at headquarters In Frnnce and It was generally understood that his mission was the mending of diffi culties betwsen the Field Marshal and the Secretary for War. Sir John French feaftaued ss pvecoiti Poire. r IJibiii Mr John rrench, who has been removed as com mander in chief of the British force. in France, and to left, Sir Doug-las Hai(r, who succeeds him. JOFFRE'S NEW AID NOT RIVAL, BUT OLD FRIEND Generalissimo Motored 121 Miles to Tell Castelnau News, Paris Hears. ?panl (able lttpau I. to Tss Srv. 1'asis, Dec. 15 The fianrn. remark. V k 1 1 1 at "i-ertni'i mean minded neraoflS report thai a tren-ral idJotM had been imposed on den. Joffre, who accepted ti e aituauon because be was forced tn dd XO," tells he story of how the news of the appointment of den. da casteinau. the new commander of the armies In Prance under Gen. Joffre. readied the appointee The Figaro adds that It tells ihe story "in order to drive another nail Into the lie" that Hen. Joffre was dis pleased at iie appointment. i in Friday, after receiving a teb- phone message from Paris announcing the appointment of (Jen. de Casteinau," the Fiaoro savs. "Gen. Joffre ordered his chauffeur, his orderly and an ofticer of si. ,,.e ,.. I hiul-, f,,,. Hi. h quarters of Oan de .-asieir.au. lur. dquarteri Imtlea from Qen Joffre's headquarteri ... ., . , ' . taieil l.'l V.eil. JUIII'1 SHSSUSO.1 .o in- ... .w enei. ilia: v.e.i. ot- ..." nun., io noiiiinatioi to the newly created uosi "Oen. Joffre. who really had lust heard that the nomination of Lie Casteinau had 'been approved, motored the 13R miles I and snenl five minutes nt Oen. de Cas- tetnau'S camp, telling his friend the news and giving him Ihe accolade On nil return he halted half way hank to his own headquarters at a small inn crowded with soldiers The soldiers made room' at one end of the crowded table and th..; generalissimo had lunch. slating of two eggs and a sites of cold meat. H ir- ' rived at his own headquarters at 11 o'clock at night." DON'T DIE IN HURRY, HIS ADVICE One Must Have Three anil Seven- lenlhs Children, isyi Kntgenlst. i'lTTSHi'Kit, Dec. l.'i. "One who has not three and seven-tenths children I- a failure as a eugenic member 01 socletyi Inasmuch as the tiest children are the fourth or fifth." ald Prof. It. M John- i son of the University of Pittsburg, ad I dressing the eugenic section of in.: Academy of Science and Art. "There are three things that one must do in oniei t" improve me aaindlng of j the coming generation," he said. "First, One must not die. that Is not prema turely, and tills Is very Important ; sis'- ' Ondly, one must unite, ami thirdly, one ; ' must have an adequate number of chil dren. "Divorce Is f ir more profitable tlivin separation. It Is not an evil, but a remedy for 111 mated pairs Monogamy Is on trial ill this country. It is not working very well. If It oai not be made to succeed better It will fail and another system "ill tie placed In lis atead. " - WETS' GOVERNOR TURNS DRY. . Kentnebx llsecutlvr Srta Kxasnpli by i.UIiir I i lliinar. LoUUVIUSi tec. 16, Liquor interests! ol the State mil a seveie Jolt to-day when j It became known that Gov, Stanley baal decided to bar all Intoxicating llqUOIS 11 on: the Mansion and tu for. -go their' use hlnmclt during his lerm of oiltce The tlovt-rnor'a aiinouine.nient was md by,h,el Uv' At,.ui"'' Webb pastor of one of the largest congregations In Stricter enforcement Of Sunday clos- Ing laws in Covhufton and Newport, op Itoslte Cincinnati, ilhi Is expected to follow the announceineia The Uovernor, owes his eh-cllon In large measure to the support of the hreiwery and distillery intsyeats, which aiiprove his stand against statewide prohobitlon. OKKAT BEAK SPHINU WATKR. SOc tk oese ot els glses stoppsrsd bottlsa sjgwi S - e V' - "aei I RECRUITING TOTAL BIG, i DERBY INFORMS LORDS Complete) Figurea Given to Premier for Announce ment Next Week. - il ' ibl ItHiAtel 'o Tne 8cr' UOsTPO V, Doc. la.- -Lord Derby an nounced hi tin House of f.onie to-day thai full .ittuiie of the ri su is of the re- r iltlng campaign had be, -. furnished to Premier Aa-qulth and Uord Kitchener, Only 'he men actually enllatOd and at- teste I onder the group syatam had tteen counted, he aald, adding that willingness ;o e. rvc bad no. nee:: considered. The ct.rolt "tTti-ee. he said, had Is-en completely snowed under loei week. He Bald that hs would not give the llgursf lo-day, but that the Premie: would anta. line tl.nn on Tuesday if next week. The gross total, he ssld, was very large, Between 1, 000,000 and 1,(00,000 men have responded 10 'he call for recruits, according to the London .serf. a. Tills figure, :t 1& expe-te!. ma; be reduced under analysis ind possibly ihe flaures on Single men max1 t llnw the required standard. GERMANY AFTER GOLD HOARDS. 'lakes Drastic step l.. t .intents of safe Orpsislt lloxre, laerfal rit'r .-..wof K f.. Tas Son Lonpon, Dec l". ".lie Amsterdam correspondent of the Dmly Kspreat tela- grapha j "The German P.clelishaiik r.as started a , new policy, thai of forcing the people to hand oer to the Imperial Treasury their hoarded cold am ntly still lying In the safe deposit vault ir most of the (ler man banks. "All c.it.- tenting arrangements will be cancelled unices the renter signs an agreement not to deists.' cold. This measun is causing srei dissatisfaction among ih people." ZEPPELIN REPORTED WRECKED to Hon on M pe re re ft, Which Is Destroyed by lis Ons Unsik oiinhaubn. vis Ixindo:.. riec. 15. A newspaper despatch from Schleewis; reports the destruction f the Zeppel'n L-::, one of the latest of tin hit; dirigi bles According to i.e report nearly ail of the forty men of the crew of the Zeppelin were killed or Injuied. The destruction "f the dirigible is oauribed to tiie occidental explosion of a bomb as the Eeppelln was leaving Its chod. Tiie dl ig bie, which wa;, one of the SO-culled "suoei leppel r. ' type of air cruieera. had ihe "Invisible gondolas.! gun platforms . Velupe and rafts at s,u, uhb'li 111 1 in I ! of th . i.'s- . emergen V 1 in. auoompaninienti Of tile late-l ilerini" 1. 1 Craft The BHflitUlcndi Ribs Denmark, said on Tueedti) thai three Zeppelins had be. n destroyed In item any In the month ' of November, tin .-!". the Z-is and s tblid thi designation of which was not, J roporli tl. Ttklaks Uprinans vta. n- IllltO loa LOXPON, la- . 1' Til. Ittlihl Mail tldllks 1 1 like)) thai Us-"'-10 lies as .out the destruction ... Zeppelins are being circulated by 'he derm ens in order to deceive the Allies. AIR RAID REPORTS DENIED. Rrltlsli tlsn Iviinn Nnlhlna of j tslnklna 't TH Sabmnrlnrs. Sjir.iuf t'hte fMpefc4 to The gen. UONPON, Dec IS. Thomas James MoNamara, Financial gee rotary for the Admiralty, replying ,0 questions tn the House of Commons this afternoon, said that the Qovernmeut had no Information of eight abortive uli raids since October 13 He adJed that the Clove i amen also had 1.1, information tha let enty-elghi submarine:! had been sunk since ths be ginning of the war. SE. BOARD AIR Mil: TO FLORIDA The Canilliins. ilenrsta. Short Line Beet equipment ant H-hfduIsa feiu. Ill Svsr adv AUSTRIAN NAVY CHIEFS UPHOLD ANCONA SINKING Disavowal of Submarined Act Is Opposed by Admirals.?. WERE SATISFIED WITH COMMANDER'S REPORT Vienna Cabinet Reported in Special Session to Dis cuss Reply. MAY LOOK ON NOTE OP I. S. AS CLTDIATUM Rome Hears Decision Rests on Interpretation of Document. Vrts'Ss, Deo. 1", Tlse Auntro-Hun-gariHti Admiralty not only Is opposed to any disavowal of the course of tho commander of the submarine whkfli aank the Italian Im.r Aucona but at also approves and CommsndB the ac tion of the Bomttmnder. A statement Issued by the dmlialn further admits that flic commander has reported and thai If his report had no- been latlsfoctor) It would have Investigated before a protest could bava boon madi . Tiie Admiralty alao say. the com mander would have failed in in, duty if he hud allowed tin Aie .na to es cape. it Is understood that the reply 10 the American no'.- will be delivered within a day 1 r so. The Admiralty smisxnent follows: it Is a submarine commanders duty to biuke a report to a ilcsij hated baao ni soon is poaalblo ami the commander who sank tin w. I cone did t is as soon ,,. he was ! within wireless Ulston f land 11. mkde a supplemental., report u PoU am 1 accompanied It -.Mi Ha log. No examination .' tne crow was held, because: th commander's re poii was considered completi nd there was no reason t-. supposi tne crew could add anything thereto. So fur us th- commander u n cerned. his course is clear. The Ad miralty has received his rc arid sees no reason to find Baull vll!i hla t ours.- of action If any such reason existed; that Is, If the Admiralty had found th' the commander had done anything contrary to Ills instructions, U would spontaneous, y lustittlte ..n in vestisTai .on ngainsi ttiin without waiting for .my demand t iim from some foreign ftovernment. Ii an happen thai a commander n. heut of battle .te.iis contrary u. in structlon-. tut nothing .'f the klni. has occurred in mis case. it appeara clearly from his repor that ins ship was 1:1 danger; indeed in double danger; drat, from thi fact tht an enemy tsmt was tpproaching n a line thul threatened to 11 .in his retreat, ai d 'ii enemy ahlp and the AOCOtia c.iii.: Iiavi , ... . ,.j his ratlins of a 1 : lid have set a torpedo boat flotllln . :. Iilmi and, second, there waa danger of the Anconn aacaplng, winch, according to ins inatructlons, woe pro. vented in till elroumatancei llencit the conduct of ::,. commandi r. much as the lo.-s of innocent must i regretteti and deplored, en 1 he disapproved On the contrary, if he ,.. 1 ocp-u-tesj .vithotit deelroying the Anconn M would have been fallun 10 do hla duty, since the AllCOIIU OUld have notltied other ships i,f hla where abouts. Tim loss of American live is roerrattable, a well oa 'h it Amor lontis twisi a vessel Isyloniring 10 a tuition a' w ar v o Vn-ti . i-Hun- gary It was pointed , p , i-nlght that the nuvy has :il.,i thi favorite) of tim Attatro-Huiiaiii'iui! o vernniont and that to diauvoa ic an of n naval . .filer wmiid create distinctly bid Impraaslon. For t:,.,. reason sj'oh an act would b- mdertaken out in ex tn mo caaee. IS NOTE ULTIMATUMS lDtrtn t'nbtnel I'. .I.I,,:, 11. pritii, on it. Interpretation, 'aerial Colo's ir.si 1 ,,, I'm Si . liovjg. I lee. : . 1 ,, ifti calved ia:-e froni I'lonni out late to-night Is :.. Ill Auitro.Hunaurlan Cabin cnnvoketl yesterdu) to the Amerlcun note , 1' 1 naviM ri widen .,ed tt.'.-t thai the Council was USI the rcjily iu. Wh,c Is likely to ,,. dolllVl I until il. American Government explains srhethet or not the American not- was Intended to have the character an uli umtuni If It was meant in Ihe s.ir.: an ultimatum, it i held in Vh nna, ii w,,ui,i lat practically equivalent to a idltlonal declaration of a rupture of Auslro-Amor-lean diplomatic relations, which would be'-om absolute In , a f Austria's non. compliance with rii. merionn dcninndu, The Cabinet Council's dooisiou w ii Withhold and probably will m nounoad until premier Burlan ,.t t us trig has consulted Berlin, v satisfactory solution of tiie mane:- is not considered impossllile, but tie AUklliaiM urn rr -norted to be Indignant over tho threaten ing tone of the V ni. ri. jn noie. which they hold lb not Justified, A conciliatory reply, n lis irguti