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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1015.
8 I CHARGE IS MADE OF GERMAN BRIBES TO SWAY CONGRESSMEN Ipttfrii AfHrt with mr 00,00(1 riiinl Iti'iHirtfd Ac imc in Wnnhinjrtnn. Ad l vU loN 1,1 FT K I) BY FRDKRAL AITII0KIT1KH , tH phase nf the activity of CieT- . ntM ID Hir I'tllted Htates wan ItiHii Mortfd 1 1 W rilftv. It I- snld that Itpn sntaUtrea of the (lennnn Oov- ratncnl hind im American oolire -HtfUlU to bay I'o'juTomifnpn ivith the aim of obtaining tin- enactment of v agttu ! prohlMMkl the fipon of trut .ind itiimutirtli'n to the Allies. The SIN nt received a Miliary of 11,000 I acck ami is nM to Imve spent n JOO.OOC of it" realm it. The FYdernl sjthorltle are Investigating the re j, rt and alrtadjf have questioned the America n. T. QraOd Juries yesterday were dflvin-: BtO the conspiracy cases, bt (hi' moralBI nne Oranii Jury heard Fted. rtck Mctzler. Koenlir's private cretary. tell wliut he knew concern utn K" Bly. In tin' afternoon nnother Grand Jury , listened to Samuel Oompere. president o! Uir American Federation of Labor, n.l Prank Morrison, another labor leader. In eieinectinn with the reported ajbrtl of PYanS Hlntelen to hoy atr ken In tin- country, lndlctmnts will be riturne,! probably title week. If not to day. CONGRESSMEN TO AID GERMANS BY LECTURES rkotnarenhle I opln of (neck him Vaat saaaa tare. A carafully worked out plan on the part of CNfBMUM to Influence enough -jcinli of Coiutrew to insure the (MMmanl of legislation prohibiting the xpori.i of war suppttOS for the Allies m unctiT Investigation hy the Federal istborltlai In New York and In Wash- Thai an A'nerlcan college graduate hired at 1 1,000 a week to undertake In. vork and that he had unlimited unit- at Ills disposal, upending almost ll.tSt.OOO before he wan called off. an1 fact- Mid to be In the possession of trie DeparUnanl of Justice. It la hinted tt.t the man wlio servi-d a an a -rent fur' I' Qsrman llWSISStS and who Devil- Involved In their affaire In many any- l now ready to lell his atory. Il fact, it wan asserted here yesterday hat the man already has visited United lUUs Dlstrtot Attorney Marshall. Il ha i'een hinted that charges may b mid' .'i thi lower liouse of Congress btfON thi prOSSnl session adjourns un.i i i, i i '..ugressloiial investigation will t, dsmanded. Ihr ftral tlguru in the active work -jn.l this plot Is practically distinct T:n ilie ..ampatioi developed by Fratia i t- iirouse syiruMthy anfung the ishor roti and In factorlSi nimlnst the talpmeni f arms and amiiiunltion was I eiaaKe.i in detective work for several a"- prior t ine ..uturctk of tne war. H. b 1 ee graduated from college and, Kvlni fondness for osoiQtlTS work, led obtalnsd a iob In a Western city N s.iii a detective agency. i u arks with k ueata. He cams to Mow York about the time sf the outbreak of th snaf and got em ployment hers, It la asserted that he I tM Oh BCtlVS iiersun in i-onneiitlon with Um i -f Qsrtnans to get tugboat ata M to sweat thai they carried sup i.e la the British warships outside kndy Hook. Ueuauae of his activity tl thai .vori; lie readily recommended klnsell i i ri'preerniative of the Oer nui Oovat nnient. after Mai incident he was hired dl rect i the Germans and received II.MD ten to . er' Monday in Tnina in addi- iny sxpenss monay that might Mrc . Hpent. lie had numarotto oon fi i ii - with Paul Koenig. now under sit-.--, an ins charge of attempting to b9s ii,. the WsHand Canal lu Canada. The tivu men urc said to have worked together. T man went to Washington and lain dined al the German Kmhassy, ai't Capta lioy-ld anil on Papon, and tt. to spend money extravagantly intong inemberg of Congress. Ho had Bli hi i i-i . tnett part of the time in thi . , Hotel, and there he met il 'ongress. llu sought first u Interest Congrsssmsn In the movs- an e'libargo by appealing to t r", iiwis of ruaaon. I,. Hi. that hi Una it, T. in I tli-u he Hks Were ebotographeg. ffortg liecame so conspicuous lUssd MUsplclon. AuOwt thai Ii ant Into a quaiTel with the I'M piying him, It is said ompllihad little in (ximpurl IH mi. um of money he spent. 1 fc i thai photographic copies Of ut I .Meek.-- have lieen put In the ... the papgrtnwnt of justko i ii e checks amount to aliout n.l iii Whether these checks were -.sued by the person in ques- 1 il not bean made clear. I thai tile woukl-lie aecelera t." rtnall) became frtalltonad baoguM f In which he found hlm- ifter la luanel with the man who advancing money to him. He to a tlnancler In Wall Street, 1 to him and was referred to ' J 1 " Ii' . DlatrlOl Attorney. " Mnei Mr. .Marshall and had - anii him. It Is said that i the story which he feu told ' ..i persons arc ling quotloned Md .t m llkel) that they will be sub I ibs i Hand Jury. A 'I .M.iisl.sll was nuestioned It all i: -ten lay he Insisted that '" sf .. ithlni in It. As to the man .' MMrtadi there was nolh - ' k Up any part of the story id told. Mr. Marshall de 1 iwevsr, that the mnn had told 11 regard to Congressmen. VETXLER TELLS ALL. c'siiil Jurors Amused at Otorr f Huenla" Serretary. Will Bu Idl H'fle,. tl M rand Juries In the Federal liggged In lii'iuiririg into two llstlnot iiiiases of the actlvl I'j'man agents in tills country. It ii yesterday that either to-day I he end of the week at the tidlotmentg WOUld t- returned 'i.i Rtntelenkamar case, in- flu purchase of strikes, and in or hs kiln', . Ill Ufl Vi.l -. . " wlh-god atlenipt, with l'aul Koenlg ' ' i I, to blow up the Wetland a.g in the extreme, it Is re- It the story which Frederick t'i i evrstaiy of Kooniai has told in t ii federal authorities and the po lli repealed It yesterday to the Jury n.v'oiiguiiiig tlie chuigeg Koenlg and K R. Lgyendtoaet w iih the canal plot. Intimated yesterday, however. ii Iki inaulrv into the activities of Koenih had uus far beyond the single 'WO TROUBLE SA YSHUNGA Rl A N PREMIER; Tiwa Sa ncona Settlement MuNt Satisfy Both Aus tria and Amerii'M. LKTTEHN MAY POINT WAT atUW, fit Atnatenlam. Ivc. 21. "To thmk of trouble between Austria-Hungary and the United Stales Is sheer nonsense," la the comment of Count Stephen Tlaaa, Premier of Hungary, whom many believe to he the most pow erful man In Che dual monarchy next to the Kmperor. Count Tlsga, called the "Iron man" of the monarchy, gavn hie as surance In the palace at Hudapest '.hat there will be no break between hla country and the United Mates. He made this statement Immediately after an Interview with the Kmperor re garding the A noon a note. He said: "I must confess that we were great. v surprised to gat the American nota it la far from our Intention to get Into any quarrel with America. Perhaps 1 shouldn't say quarrel, because 1 know It would not be that Hut of course matters do not depend upon us en tirely. "There Is no reason for any trouble over ths Anoona question. It must be settled satisfactorily not only from the standpoint of the United S ates but from our standpoint. And the only way to reaoh a settlement Is through cor respondence which will suggest the means." Of ths military situation In which the dual monarchy flnds Itself to-day Count Tlssa said: "It speaks for itself The Italians are unable to advance. We hold to-day po sitions we chose as our first lines and really never expected to hold. The Italians were late In starting and we were able to Improve our defenoea" Of the food situation, with which he has been much occupied, he said: "The situation was much worse last year. To-day It Is not alarming. Of course we have to be sparing of some things and It may be rather hard on the population, but we shall be ablo to strug gle through our difficulties." When It was suggested to him that It was surprising how many Interviews the aged Emperor, Francis Joseph, holds In the course of a day Count Tlsxa re plied: "The world has a false Impression of the Bmperor. He Is awake at 4 o'clock plot against the Canadian waterwav. Reports from Washington and Intima tions from reliable sources In this city Indicated that the Investigation Into Koenlg's doings had broadened out to a nationwide scope. There seems to be no doubt that the Federal authorities regard Kocnlg, alio himself waa an underline carrying out onlers. as one or. the chief executives In planning acts of violence against munition carrying sn.ps. munitions and arms factories and also railroads. As an indication that the Federul au thorities are going muoh further Into the wide range of Koenlg's activities, was the hir.l yesterday Uiat the name of Dr. Herbert Ktenxle. who ha been ind.ctea as a codefendam with Hubert Kay In the alleged pkn against munitions car- Mla..a ..Litis u . f,,iiml In Knenltf', nut' v.,.i.. Tiai lu the am not shook I r. i which Kccnig la said to have res)rled mem The BoolalkN minority of nine thg names of agents In this and Other teen voted against 'J Their gpokaanMBi cities. WnO were helping mm in nis pro-Teutonic work Seeretary Has Told All, Tls tan lhat Metxler, Mho worked for j Tho Oovernmenfa bill requiring cor Koenig for live years' as his private porntlons to accumulate reser-es avall- aecrctary and took all of his confidential at)ic for taxation of war time proflti diets Hon except that a-hlch was typed wajj U(1 tba (.n,nlnUu.). witn lv Mr". Koenlar has mtrai a OOSfMNvn of evcything re knows to the Federal rceolut.on. for additional legislation authorities Is regarded also as showlnc against undue w.ir profltg and a Socialist that the revelations which will OOIOS i rSSOlUtiOtl proposing a new levy of the with Indictments trill Oi sei.sai.onai. MstslST is saiil to nav amazed the. men who have listened 10 nis mor. : his Tliese men have lieen Inquiring into I various phases of Teutonic activity far more than year and iney are wow lu'iiiialntrd with many details or Her- man etnclency methods. It is said, how ever, that they huve been astounded with the story that Metzler has related. Metxler ha." produced maps of VMloUl cities and towns and topographl al um Ml iha countiv surrouicling tliese various cities. These are hand made maps and they are further proof of tlie accurate study which Germans hove made of the different sections of the United States. In these maps are shown with the utmost detail the surround ings of munition factories and other points. llxperts and stenographers are devot ing their time to reading the steno graphic notes made by Mrs. Koentg In taking her husband's dictation. Lin guists are going over a multitude of letters, mostly in uerman. wnicn were found 'in Leyendecker's home at Mil Daly avenue The Bronx. A trunk run of these letters was tsken to Capt. Tun ney's office at Police Headquarters yes terday afternoon. bomprra Ulvra Testlmoay. The Federal tirand Jury which Is In vestigating the coiiMp'rary startiil by Frans ltlntelen. the German naval ofll cer, to finance Labor's National Peace Council and to buy strikes In this coun try listened yesterday to Samuel Gom pers and Frank Morrison, respectively president and secretary of the American Federation of Labor. Before he went Into the Urand Jury room Mr. Oompers had a long talk with District Attorney Marshall. He showed to the District At torney papers that convinced him that none of the Important labor leaders of tlie country had been corrupted by itln telen's money. The evidence which was produced yesterday showed that "only the pikers got the money." and also showed that certain men who had been posing as anti-trust men had. "with the appear ance of Illntelen'H money, doffed their anti-trust false faces and donned labir masks." It was shown that labor men all over the country received Invitations to attend the convention In Washington last summer as somebody's guest. Their railroad expenses and all other expenses were to be paid, with a liberal allow ance for a giod time. After Mr. Oompers left the tirand Jury room he said "I told the ararul Jury that what I saw constituted an industrial and moral wrong -I mean lit regard to fomenting strikes. I told them It was against the Interests of the United States, and was likely to lead us Into a war rather than end the war In ICurope." Jchn B. Stancnfield. attorney for Max Itreituns. filed with the United Htates District Attorney sesterday an affidavit In connection with nis application n,r a separate trial for Mr. Breitung. 'Die 1 uffidavlta assert Unit the case him been ' ,.i.i..,ii,', .i hv stories In the newspapers. I ' The Federal authorities yesterday de- . lured that the untimely publication of ' the storv about German agonts smuggling rubber to Germany via Holland In the band luggage and trunks of women going to Holland had Injured the plans made for the prosecution of the offenders. It was learned that each traveller, who was to cany about ,r.,000 pounds of rubber to Holland, wa.s to receive ahOUl flail for the true ui addition to passage I iiunying t hat In- did anything Im money ; that l"ii was tho allowunce for j proper. living expenses lo Holland between boats, f'upr Kai l Boy-lxl. the N'av.J At und 160 for tips and lift was lo be paid 1 taolw, v.. nut ixpectej to have foi some to the baggugviuan en the boat. WITH U. S." ! fA kt..- ,;u..- ... .... J Count Tisza, Hungarian Premier. every morning and works until 8 o'clock at night, like a man of forty. He knows every detail of foielgn and military af fairs. He has retained Ills strength of mind and physically Is one of the strongest men In the monarchy to-day." Count Tlsxa said that Austria-Hungary Is now considering the naming of a nenr Ambassador to Washington to sucoei-d Dr. Dumlia. The American Am bassador to Austria-Hungary. Mr. Pen field, also pointed this out as an evidence of the good feeling of Austria-Hungary toward the United States. The t'ntted States ConsUl-Gsnsral at Budapest speaks of the cordial relations which sMll obtain between the Hungarian Min ieers and himself. REICHSTAG PASSES $2,500,000,000 CREDIT Socialists Oppose Measure War Profits Are to Be Assessed. flF.Ri.iv. via Amsterdam. Dec. IV The Reichstag pamed to-day the bill calling for a credit of lO.Ono.'iO'l.O'io murk If 11 00.000) asked by the ilovern- FHsdrtch AuKiist Karl Geysr. aald that all efTr.rts for peSOS had folic. I because of the annexation alms of both sides. exTaouiinuiy defence tax Imposed In (15 i, . i;,u ai .l liavid, one ol the s clallel leaders, sdVOoatSd this assessment n in I suggested that It be called "the minor war inx. or rieineiicn, the Finance Minister, replied to ir. David and sai.l that the QOVOI'IMUen! had adopted the war loan miMlio.l of financ ing the war .ts a definite principle, that the British gyetem o financing the war oould not guoooed end that the present liirlgct year for liurmuny would close either without deficit or with a very slight one. lie said : "The drafting of the budget of 191 17 will, however, be extraordinarily difficult. This budget cannot lie balanced without new revenues. You may, there fore reckon for 1MH-17 not only a war profit in the final form, but other tax proposals now bolna worked out will be eubiiiltted to you." lie said that the tinrmiin tax system was more equitable than the British. The TiuulUhi if iindsrnuu welcomes Pr. HeUfenoh'l fnuik statement. It the patriotism of the Herman peo- pie. which already has stood great sac ritlces. will lear tlie unavoidable fututc burden In tin- iirst yean of peace. The TagetUttt, which le less pleased with the prospect, says the former I speeches of lv. Hslfferlofl Justitied the 'conclusion that ivlillv new tax laws miiiht come the collection ot taxes undo, them would postponed until uftcr the ' war. I "Now It Is announced that the new ; taxes will lie leviable next year." 8'iys the ropeblatf, "However, If heavy tax . atlon must eventually come it might as well begin now. The Herman nation j will have to pay In any event.'" rortoaertg, the Socialist organ, gives j the title, "A Christinas Message," to the , Finance Minisier's statement, and says n warning cry was never more needed I for those who light hearteilly thought j the war would relieve the empire of all financial care the future. The newspaper askt; whether, if a Socialist had liven a similar oei'sp.c tlve ten days ago. ho would not have been chai ged with treason. SOCIALISTS SPLIT. Germany's Warning of Necessity of I'nlt) lllsreaarded. Special t'uftU htspntrh to Tux IBS, AjtSTSeDAM, Ma London, lice. Ill The split In tho German Sociallat party us manifested by ths Opposition by the mi nority to the war credit In the Itelch- Htag session to-day Is regarded here as remarkable In i lew of Hie fact that the Socialist DOmmltteee had been warned by the Government of tho necessity of units'. Deputy Haas. . president of the Social ist party In the Reichstag, Is reported to hgve resigned VON PAPEN 0FP TO-DAY. Hecalled Military Attache to Dear Bomb riottlun. Capt. Franz VOQ Papen. Military At tui'lio of tho OermMI Kmbussy, who was recalled by the Kaiser at the request of the United Slate, will sail to-day for Holland. At the time ot his de parture he will give out a sUiteiuent dc- feu. ling his activities lu this country 'YvLbbbt Maatfl )Wu mm BBBBT BHLi Ba. BBBBswM B i I mM I Bfi I i .......... COL B. M. HOUSE GOING TO EUROPE FOR WAR SECRETS Ml union Will Be to Put hni dent PtlWlly In Toneh With V. S. Dlplomatn. ERRAND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PEACE Col. Kdward M. House, as a messenger from President Wilson, Is going within two weeks to the belligerent countries f Furope to say to our Ambassadors what the President would like to say personally If he were able, and to get from the Ambassadors all the Informa tion growing out of seventeen months of war that the President believes he ught to know. Col. House's mission I to put the President as directly In touch with the diplomatic representatives of the I'nited States as If they were brought to the White House from their posts, or as it the President were able to go to them. Col. House received reporter for Ths atm last night In his apartments st US East Fifty -third street the apartments that have liecome famous as the "Little White Hou;e in New York." In the small white imnelled library Col. House was asked If he had read the news sent from Washington yesterday that he woe to go to Elurope at the President's request for tic main pur pose of canvassing and reporting on pea -e prospects. .Not Peace Mlualoa. '"I have." said the Culonel. 'Thle much Is true about the story: I am going to Europe, but my mdiwloii is en tirely apart from the peace situation. If there is any peace situation. Fvery country to which I am going understands perfectly that I do not appear as a peace plenipotentiary Ot agent or Intermediary In any sense whatever. Every imtlon to which I shall go knows perfectly that I will have no (Mace suggest ions to make and that I do not expect any to be made. You cannot make that too emphatic! 1 have thought it best to write out a forma) tatiinunt, and 1 desire to nay tint the stHtement means exactly what It says, with no Ifs1 or "amis' or 'how evers' about It." The formal statement Issued !" Col. House was us follow s : "1 am jolrig to Europe at the request of the lTewldent and Secretary Lansing for the punxise of liiklng information tii some of our Amlwissadors In order that they may have a more Intimate knowledge of this Uovenmient's attitude regaidlng certain phases ot pending In ternational questions, and In ordvr to obtain from them their points or view. '"It Is thought Inadvisable to bring i home at thia time any of our Ambassa dors from the belligerent countries, and It has been found Impogglhll to convey or to obtain by cable or correspondence quite the correit atmosphere. "I hope to return within six or eight weeks." In further conversation Col. House made it plain that any repetition of statements to the effect that he was going to Europe on a is-a-- mission would be distasteful to til" President and to himself, as bi'UiK not merely an un true Rununary of the President's purpose, hut as a gu. ss unjuitlileil by tlie hard facte of the war situation. The Si n Is able to state that for the present, at least. President Wilson eon I ere plates no action whatever In the way of offering himself as an Intermediary or in the way of making any Billies! lull! to foielgn Governments and that he does not puniose to "sound" any po entate or Foreign Mil.'.' on what might be uc eptable to him or it In the was OfpeaOt terms. Along this line H Is also true that h President feele that recent events hive demonstrated the unlikeliness of issii-e proffers Is-ing agreeubh to a nuuiher of the belligerent nations. Kor ihe present the President is entirely loncemed with the atlefeoton solu tion of iig international problems that gravel) concern tills country and wh eh have little or nothing to do with the hopes or ambitions of the nations at war. That, In nutshell, is why Col. House la to meae another trip to En rols.. Would Not Itlaensa Kurd. For publication or quotation Col. House would not discuss Henry Ford's pacific venture or the less sensational moves made by other pacifists and peace propagandists, but It seemed to bo en tirely plain 'hat the Colonel Is not fol lowing any such blind trails. Col. Home went to Europe ut the re quest of the Pieeldeni last summer, visiting London. Parts, Berlin and Tlie Hague. In one way or another he con ferred with the really Important persons In the Governments of belMgerent coun tries, obtained for the President's private ear a first hand view of the situation and reported to the President, It has al ways been assumed, that no prospects for peace existed. Among Col House's callers lant night were Ignace I'aderewskl. tho pianist, who has Interested himself so actively In the cause of distressed Poland, Later l)r Cary T. Qrgyson, l". S. N.. President Wilson's physician and friend, was to see the Colonel by special appointment. Col. House was expected to sal) "within a fortnight." Persona in thin city who were keenly inter, sled in th news of his going Concluded that be Is to wait until the crisis with Austria -Hungary resolves Itself Into renewed friendly relations or Into open rupture. S'OT A PEACE ENVOY. Honor to Learn Wilson's . tains na Mediator, Washington Brllrves. Wabhiniiton, Dec. 21. Col. 11, M. House's stateiueut as to his mission to Ambassadors and Ministers was not taken very seriously here. It was pointed out that ths State Iiepartmcnt. under tlie leadership of Socretary Istnslug, Is maintained for that very punsise and that as a matter of fact ths diplomatic representatives abroad are constantly reporting conditions. The belief In Washington, however, In that Col. House's trip this time will have to do chiefly with ascertaining whether or not President Wlhon Is any longer ellg'blc to act aa mediator In the European war. Sitae the con troversy with Germany over the sub marine Issue became acute the ques tion has been raised whether the Ger man people would accept President Wil son as a mediator. Recently the recall of lloy-Kd and Von Papen and the crisis with Austr'u bus tended Mtlll further to infiume the feeling against tlie united mates In the Teu tonic c unit l ies There Is therefore doubt as to President Wilson's possible use fulness. When the Colonel went to Europe be for sh the emissary of President Wilson his visit, heralded as u peace mission. aroused resentment among the Allies, he cause It wan known that Germany was trying to promote such a movement, I Col. House upon bin return I: said to huve told the President that the time was not opportune for any peace move. Al tlie saniH time lie was certain from his observations thai President Wilson was the one man who waa iii a position to mediate for peace. BRITAIN CHANGES HEAD OF STAFF ' nntinwd from Kirnt l'nir:. sui'li h stewardship f the econome re soureos of the country as will enable us to lift and carry the flnars'lal bur den which we are -alleil upon to law In In-half of ourselves and our allies. "Filially, what perhaps Is as tmortant as anything, we wsir. to counteract the advantage the enemy has over us In a single direction, by greater unity and concerted strategic control among the Allies. Tlie staff conferences Inaugu- xhe "Did Ouard" in the General Mo- or.llii.itl. m of plan, economy of energy I Durant, who was dwposed from the and effectiveness of action." .presidency of the company In 1010, has Harold J. Tennant. INirltemenWry ntvrnr to power. Backed hy the pow- I nder Hecretary for the War Office, en- . . nounred that the Government k, asking r,ul du Pont nd Rrn.ngton Arms for an additional million men to till tho Interests, which have been heavy buy- gtip and to have a large army In the era of the General Motors stock during field to win the war. thfl tMt f,.. months, a group led by John Redmond, the Irish leader, said r. , , t he believed the figures in connection Mr Dur,nt nM H"rured a "" with Lord Derby's recruiting scheme number of the shares of the General would show an ex' rum .Unary demon- Motors Company. Thle step. It was said stratlon of enthusiasm and determlna- yesterday probably means early efiml- tlon on the part of pacttcally the while "' - - people of Great Hrltsln. the moral effect "t,on fpom ,he directorate of J. of which must be f dt throughout tho W. Mellgman A Co. and Lee. Hlggln- world. son A Co., which helped the company "I will stick at nothing calculated to h m0 brirg the war to a nuccessful eonclu- ' slon."" he said, "and I am certain that ' bel.eved that the company was In that Is the view of the Irish people, dire financial straits and might pass That view has been emphasised on the ,nto the hands of receivers. Since he battlefield by her son. In every theatre deposed from the presidency of the of the war. But 1 am convinced that compulsion Is necessary or calculated General Motors Company Mr. nurant to lead to that result, and If this ts pro- has formed the Chevrolet Motor Com posed, under the present ondltlons and Pany, of which he Is the president. He circumstances. I for one will oppose It n"' Proposes to ofter the controll.ng by every means In my power. I am con- " of General Motors recentlypur vlnced that It would break up the unity chased, to the Chevrolet stockholders of the country and thai It would be ' "P'1 meeting of that company to- flercely resented and opposed, while In isilnt of numbers Its results wiuld lie ridiculously imeH." Mr. Redmond, turning toward Mr. Asqulth, served notion that the Irish nnrty was opisised to anything of the kind. John Dillon, Irish Nationalist, said: "Ve are fighting for lllierty and Jus tice gBd must see that great principles ere not Intrenched upon. When a fourth million men k, asked for we ought to be told the basis of the calculations. The Issue is whether or not In voting the men we are to take Into account the flnaudnl and industrial necessities of the ....... ... . , . .ii.. country. We word on the subject from any memlier .. ., .. . ... the failures due to u lack of men. Be- fore the Government enforces IDIgkll 111 tlon the men resjionslble for failure min t Is removed." Slr Ilir.ry Delate Intersected at IMg point "Including the Ministers. "There Is no la.-k of men Mr. rnlion continued. ''What Is the u"c of send ing trooia to be led l.y the like of IhngO responsible for RUVla Hay and Anx.ic?" the tsilk-?' or management la cont'm- The sieech of David Lloyd liiorgc. plated Minister of Munitions, In the House of For inani" weeks rumors have lieen tn Commons lust night. In Which the words circulation thet the du Pont and Rem- "too late' oiHurreil. is ci.mnier.'.etl usn tngton Ititerests were heavy buyers of editorially by the '-itlv Weil as follows: General Motors stock 'o secure a con- "Tiie sfieech contain!, the gravest In- trolling Interest. The action of the dictnient yet drawn against the Govern stock, which was pushed up from 00 meiit. Too late' Is written In letters of somewhat over a year ago to 5SI. Indl flre upon the Government record. Too catod that powerful Interests were seek late in Siding Belgium, too lute to serve Ins control. Serbia, too late In the Dardanelles, too It Is known that several of the late Willi rnunlttOM then words have dogged the Allies every ste; The Tin e sayi : lt Is a melancholy and humiliating MOT, In Which tM words sl iw and late" recur With painful fre.,ti David Lloyd Georgl Ii not afraid of tie truth or of confessing m stakes, and hla courage Inspires the confidence thai the recognise that you atwas late in the past." I,. ate William Rahertaea, Lieut. -Gen. sir William Robertson stent with the British army n rhincs st the outbreak of the war as Quart! r master-General, and in that capa ity won the praise of Field Marshal Kisnohi the Commander In '-hlef, who. In ii re port on Bsptsmbsr I', ll'lt. utter the, ette.it from Motis, BSld that Gen. I Robertson, at thai time . Major-General, nan inn wnai app-..ie , ...0.0.1; insuperans oosiaeies who . 0... . i-.ic energy, skill and deterinlnaiion,' md 1 added : "It Is largely owing to his exertions that the hardships and iiuflerings of the troops iiisepaiubte from such oiiera-tlons- were not much great, r." He was made chief of stuff under Field Marshal Fn nch In March 01' the present year, succeeding In that case, us at tlie present time. Mr Archibald Murray, who became chief of the Im perial General Malt In London. on October -7 both Major-Generals wire made Lleuti nnnt-Gcnerals "for dl. tin- guishrd service." Sir William Robertson root from the ranks. He wa. born In Lincolnshire and enlisted In the Ninth Landers a' the age of in with only an elementary schooling, and without the udvantagee of Sandhurst training, he studied con stantly and In tell years trom the time lie entered tlie army he passed an ex amination giving him a commission 111 he Third Dragoon Quanta Four : ears later he was sent to India end there studied the various na tive dialects until he became noted In tho Indian arm)' for proficiency. He won the l. S. o. in tin Chltral cam paign and was sent back to lsiruion as stuff captain in the Intelligence Office. He won distinction in the South African war and was breveted LieutonnntaCol onel. From 1001 to IsnT le was assist ant d rector of military operations at the War Office md then wen I lo Alder shot, from whl.il he was taken to lie commandant ..i the staff College in 1010, Mtr Archibald Murray. He Is a el,, student of Fiench and Qsrman military systems and has re ceived high commendation for his work In developing the war COllsgSS, He was knighted in 1 9i 3. I. li nt. -Gen. Sir Archibald Murray was director of military training at head quarters from Hu7 to 1011 and was Inspector of infantry at tin- time of the Outbreak of the war, When lie was sent to France as chief of staff under Hold Marshal French. lie was educated at Sandhurst and won marked distinction In the South African war. receiving the King's and QUOOn0 moduli and the D. S. O. He was dangerously wounded In South Al i t He was mentioned for ins services in France by Plsld Marshal French, who said tnut his senilis hud been of "In calculable assistance." I. lent -lien, Mur ray took part In the allied war council at Calais on December i as one of the representatives of Great llritalii. Biltmore Ice Gardens (BILTMORE HOTEL) OPEN AIR SKATING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THREE SESSIONS DAILY (Exctpt Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons, Saturday Mornings and Sundays) GLASS ENCLOSED TEA ROOMS ADMISSION MORNING SESSION 9:30 to 12:30.. $1 AFTERNOON SESSION 2:30 to 6:30 $2 j . JlffTilfllM -EVENING SESSION K II I Hi TP IN ALFRED and Sule HK.MIMi OS NEW INTERESTS PLAN RIVAL TO FORD CARS Durant. Ousted Prealdent, Oetn Control of General Motor Co. CHEVROLET MAY BUY IT "- It Ik reported that James Oousens, who was Henry Ford's partner In the Ford Motor Company and who recently left him on being unable to agree with Mr. Ford's peace policies, le to Join the Chevrolet Motor Company and lend his onerglea to putting out a car which will lie a big competitor to the Ford car. A director of the General Motors and J-iii'rviw lumpsums i.u ,i in..i ,hat the common and preferred stock of General Motors Company would be offered to the i.tikholders of the Chev- T?M Motor Company on a basis of one share of General Motors common for five shares of Chevrolet and one share General Motors preferred for one shnre of Chevrolet. No Consolldatloa Planned. 'ontrol Of iiteral Motors, he said. would ma.ke the Chevrolet Motor Com- pany one of the largest. If r.ot the largest atuomohlli' ,-ompuny In the roun- T In respect to business ami earnings. He added, however, that this would be In no sense a consolidation of the two iNKiipar.les. as both concerns would be OUQTSlod tndetiendetitly and no ."hange In directors of the General Motors Corn- pnny were rreatly opposed to the plan to give Chevrolet control of the com- puny and that they fought the plan wherever p sthle. A director of the Chevrolet, when told that there was op trfiltt.ii to thi plan, remarked last night that the syndicate " Md not have to f eg te directors of tlie General Motors Company and ask for permission to pur cnasi the no k of the company other dire -ore of General Motors who are not closely allied with tne Sellgman rind Lee-Hlgginson interests sHid yesterday , that they were sorry to MO the plan going through, adding that the ijenornl Motorn Company was doing especially well under the present menagetnent and directorate and that they regretted to se,. conditions, disturbed. totlna Trust I n I II October. When tne seHgman-Lee-Hraainson In (pH., ,,K .harge of The company in ,.,, ...... nrmrA ... Miina trust trm ths stiK-k which whs to last live years That trust expired on X'tober 1 of this year. Just before thu declaration of the !0 per rent, cash dlv'aen.l and fust alwiu the time thut llornblower A Weeks were underwriting the Increase in the capital st-e-K .11 tlie Chevrolet Motor Company to 110.000,000. The capital of the Chevrolet orlalnslly was 5on. T.ie General Motors Company is Cap Itallged ut approximately tio,iniu,ouO, of Which 110,000,000 is common and 114, !s.'. 2"ii Is preferred stock. The company controls the followini: ten automobile concerns l Bulck, Cadil lac. Oldenioblle. Oakland, Elmore, Carter car. Rapid, Welch-Detroit, Reliance and Ma rquOttOi Chevrolet stock on the Garb was es pecially erratic yesterday. Stockholder who received word that the capital was to be Increased did not know what to make of the proposal and the price de clined rapidly, but It later advanced by leaps and Isiurids when It was learned that the syndicate hail sc. ured control nf General Motors Chevrolet opened at lit, off one jNiinr from MondsjrS close. it receded to III, ra iled to lis and then escted to 12.V About four minutes be 'ore tne gloss of Hie mat kct I bounded up to MO, closing at 13!'. AETNA WAR PLANT WRECKED Fumes Vt urn Workmen In Tine to F. scape. Curio, III., Pec. 21. --Three thousand pounds 01' nitroglycerine explode. i In the nlaPt of the Aetna l'owder Company at Fayvllle. Ill , near here, to-day. No one was i: fufodi Chemical miction, which caused the accident, gave out warning fumes and all tlie men escaped. Tlie plant wa,s wrecked. ON A FRESH TRAIL. Federal I u vestlgstori Hear r 1 Plot Like Wetland Canal. WaaHIMOfONi Dec. 21. -Federal In VeStlgg tori to-day set out upon the trull I 0f A ,.w consplr icy, similar to that to destroy the wetland Canal la which l'aul Koenlg and his ass. slates ur thought to have participated. Chief IHslsSkl of the Ilureuu of In vestigation Intimated to-d-y that some evidence hud been already obtain d, but ti e nature of the supposed plot he would not disclose, ' .tiMnmsjn trw 8:30 to 11:00 $2 Jncludlog "Miien, gfUMpCTI SIGRID NAESS h.p&dW Cenj seat 'r uo'n t A Sensible QfUmM SPAIN FOR PEACE AND PLANS PREPAREDNESS C nsul Here, Denying War like Intent, Snvs Aim In Like America's. Oibkaltaii. Dec. 51 Orders sere Is cued t .-rt-iy to 00.000 Spanish carabi neers to surrender their Mauser rilles and substitute Remingtons of the latest design. Large numbers of Spanish, recruits are constantly training. British military officers here attach great significance to present activities on the part of .Spain. Francisco Javier de Salaa, Spanish Consul-General In this city, admitted yesterday that Spain hue begun a cam paign of preparedness, but he ilenled that It has BO) relation to the present war or to relations between Spain and Portugal. "Spain is merely trying to bring her military efficiency up to a higher grade," he declared. "Her present course has no more significance than has the de mand for belter armamei t in this coun try. Spain has no Intention of becoming embroiled In this war, and while, of course, we have always desired a union with Portugui, the great sentiment '. for treaties with that country to bind the two eloser together. "The despatch from Gibraltar Is mis leading As I understand It, the cara bineers, who are only used for police duties, are ordered to funi In their Mausers, needed tn the army, und re ceive in return toe old Remingtons, which were dlscurded by the army 'ears ago but which have been since. Stored j In the arsenals." Spain Is buying munitions in this country, added Senor Salus. und a cum- mission of five has lieen in New York I for the past ten months which hoe ; closed several contracts with the Win- Chester. Western and other cartridge and snell companies. Rut the vast bulk of the expenditures, which are cetur.ated to total tlO.OOO.OilO before the commis sion leaves, will be tor machinery with which Spiln can bring her ' own munition factoriea up to date, j Three of the commissioners, Capt. L. i Clares, Major Peres Vldal and Capt I Mouton. are now In Str York. The two others. Major Garrldo. who Is In charge, 1 and Capt. Ii. Sardu, are now In the West insis-cting several large supply reotorieSi whose copy In part systems they Intend -c WINTER BEGINS TO-DAY. Kntrnner Will Be Mild It's the Mhortrat liny Too. The fall leaves tn-Juy. leavnv the usual aggregation of leaves as a pall for the .lead season. Winter will not blow taps over the wraith with iiost vigor; In fact. !k- will lie gsphyrli In I1U1 toot ing, If tlie prophets ktsiw uhat they are prophesying. To-day. bedde marking the departure of autumn, promptly at II ;ft M . will be the Short SSI day of tt;e year, the sun rising at 7:1 and setting a' 4 tM, The local trans'. iters of aerial symbols said last nlgMt t ail there wan nothing on the chati to Indicate that Chrlstmau would give the small boy :. ehanot to try his new sled. The forecast for this day ts for fair skies n 1th light winds, To-morrow it may is. warmer, However, if there's to be no BUOW, there Is skating. The red ball ween ur In Van Cortlan.lt Park yesterday for the first time, and Indian l-.tltr i'. Crutor-a Park will be open to-day, Broadwav at 34th Street. Special today and tomorrow An Important Sale of Solid Gold Jewelry THE balance Ol prominent jewelry iiuitiulaH uivr's stock of solid go riendants ;tnd chains, brooches, bar pins, itntl acarf pina. The prices quoted below are from 1-3 to 1-2 lens than Regular Prices Solid Gold Pendants and Chains, $5 Set with sapphires, re- OtNiatrUOtad rul.ies, pi'ik eafft cos. real peurls. enamel and licurl combinations in most liputititul designs. Solid Gold Brooches, $3.50 Smartly tlesijnied circles, vtreuths, UnbUfSta, jeweled with real baroque pearls, ame- thysU, mtpphiri's, oumeob, and black enuniul mid pearl com- binations. Jwelr Itepsrlmsnl, NORWAY FROWNS OH MME. SCHW1MMER TroahtH Her Nentwllty Rv. Di, Akerl Filmed ah lie Played Leapfroir. FORD STILL IN 1II0INO Kintal CBM Itfupmteh Is Tss Snst. Tain don, Dee, 2;. The Chrtetlsnla correspondent of the Daily llfnll, tele graphing yesterday, says; "All hope of Interesting Norway In the Ford mission has been abandoned, and the managers announce that the pil grims will leave for Stockliolm on Thursday. The Chrlstlanla peace party I and others here decline to have anything ' further to do with the expedition as long as Mine, ioslka Hchwlmmer, Ihe Hun garian peace advocate, la connected with the scheme. They any It Is Impossible, to give the pa-ty the apieannce of being disinterestedly neutral with a Hungarian woman dire. ' ing tin. operations. "Mm. Scl.wlmmer sent out at least : 100 Invitations to prominent .business i men. bankers and others In Chrlstlanla ' to attend receptions at the Grand Hotel, ! but met with no success. - The only thing the people of Christian! want Is an , opportunity to see the American who Is willing to open 1 t2o.u00.0ui) to end the war. Hut Mr. Ford remains in hiding, and It is even doubted whether he ts still at the hotel "Tlie latent scheme to end the war It this: Mr. Pord Is to approach all gu.i and munition makers In the Isclllgerent countries, and by offering them orders Induce them to cease turning out equip ment for the armies. "There was another reception to-day-Neither Mr. Font nor Mme. .Schwlininer was present. Only a few local eccen trics and suffragettes put In an Appear ' ance, "The Chrlstlanla atudents Assoc latloi will give a banquet to-night. 'Ford's censorship has been extended to the tliree moving picture Operators with the expedition. Louie P. Lochner und Mine. Schwlnuner Isnmsd to-day that films taken aboard the Oscar II. aro now on their way to rfOW York tine or these shows the Rev. Dr. Aked playing leapfrog with the Rev. Dr. Jenkln Lloyd I Jon,. "Another exhibits T. K. Montgomery lot New York being made a member ot .a mock lodge, the 'Vacillating, BOM of St. Vitus,' going through the antics of H , lunatic and running about the deck on I all fours. The management of the ex- 1 pedltlon now wants a censor for a I! Mima "Fifteen members of Mr. ford's truv- i riling offl 'e duff urc to ! sent bad; to th United States to-morrow. "Ti e member a of the mission will not ' lie allowed to make speeches in CotfSU" ' hagen, as recent legislation forbids for- elgnein. from publicly dibcusw'ig uny ns j pact of the war." Henry l ord sent a cable message yes terday saying that he would go Into tho councils of the neutrals prepared to say to the warring nations: "As for us neu trals, we In America Stall Jgroady to lead in the programme of International dis armament" and "we will gladly offer you the $600,000,000 that our new military programme oallg for to build up your homes and reconstruct y.,ur shattered countries." Mr. Ford's message read in part: "After this war if you belligerent) again engage in' competitive armaments 1 the cost will be so terrific that Interna: revolution und wholesale debts are bound to follow. You are hoping that an ln detunlty from the enemy will enable you I to pa:' your hills, but at best it I: I 1 "t'leil whether you an ever get un tide . indemnity. "Your enemy no less than yoursoiff .' , : cn.aal" exhausted. Beside.-, Ml'h ' mi Indemnity Will be but a drop Iii Ihe 1 bucket It' another militaristic period ts I tu follow this one. Why mil disarm together with the rest of US? You will thereby cut off the main item of your national expenditure. You will thus be enubled to recuperate from yout terrific losses far faster than in any other way, "Ttc money you would Othsrwlss have spent oti armament can lunw into con structive channeln anu you will lake some comfort to compensate you for the price paid for tins war from the fact that vo l have achieved your Beat, namely, national security." I ndnh TaaNTOjt, IncoriMiriite If. J.. I '. '. VI In Jersey. Articles o Incorporation were ill'-; with tie Sct. tary ,-f s'ate 'his afternoon by the Cud any Packing Company. The paper: . bos that the COPiPSny has a capital stock of 120,000,000, of which 114.000,004 Is pa'd up. and that the concern is to deal if. "pecking house products, produce and ctiiet commodities N Vlione Greelev 262f. Solid Gold Bat Pins, $3.75 number of iaintv de 8igns n lattice und upon , WOrk, set uiih corul rotobud, cameos, black enamel, snp- iihire, nmathyiti and pearls. Solid Gold Scarl Pins, $1.50 In a diversity of attract- jive desigtis, iat with amethst 1 sapphires, pearls, reconstruct ed ruhit, black eniimi pearl combination1. Mslu I'lour, Hruuilsi,. ami - i I