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Hindenburg'a March Into London.
The literary teneatton of the war. Remark able imaginative itory by an un named German poat that haa ant hivera throufh England. IN THE SUN NEXT SUNDAY. be THE WEATHER FORECAST. Fair to-day; partly cloudy to-mori little change in temperature. Htgneat temperature yeaterday. 31 ; loweat. 93. I letall d weather, inn i I and in .t In" repol ta on page II. Sun. VOL. LXXXIII. NO. 122. OSBORNE QUITS JOB; KIRCHWEY GOES IN TO-DAY Warilon Forced by Gover nor to Withdraw Until After His Trial. BEMA1XS OBMRATE TILL LAST MOMENT Whitman's Dinner Party Almost Spoiled by Re quests for a Hearing. -- , I alsaNT, Dee. II. Oov. Whitman at , 11:10 thlx morning made public a letter from Th..'na Mott Osborne requesting Ute superintendent of Prison Riley to appoint a warden of Sing Sing Prison to act during Oaborne'a trial. Osborne's counsel laliored all evening until midnight at the Hotel Hampton endeavoring to have the warden write men a letter, but until the last moment the warden refused to do so Then 1 the I.usltanla controversy, were baaed on lone American on board, carried no evl Georirc tJordon Battle and Oorge W. ! tacit undersUndlng between the two dence of cltlaenahip such sa an American l . .u i. . : countries that the Inltesl States would passport. arawwwi 'ZV'..1 addressed to SupL Rlloy. This letter reads "As V"u are doubtless aware, the de- I libera-Inns of the Grand Jury of West-1 Chester .-ounty have resulted in two In- d'etments belna; found swilnst me. it ! la obvious that the adequate preparation i of my defence will make It mx-eesary to I he nv from the prison for a consider- - ... . al.le i ei o I or time, l tneierore ask tnai I may ne anoweo leave ot aiawnc uiuii i m' nnai uiMisnion ui inirse inun iiiiwti., whl-h I shall do all In my power to hasten. 1 invieiure ana ui.i wiiiv puiniwif i person 1 designated to perform the i titles of agent and warden flurlng my have of absence." (iovrrnor SnlLlh rl. Oc" Whllmar- seemed to be satisfied wit - tttUi aoluiio.i of the problem, and he raid: 'Thla ia the only proper method or brlnicing thla matter to a conclusion. It Is intolerable that a man Indicted should himself be In absolute control or wit nesses both tor and against himself. Mr. Osborne haa seen it and ha understands the Impropriety." "Will Warden Osborne go bak as warden when the trial Is over, if he la acquitted?" the Governor was asked. "I assume so." he replied, "but he would havo lo be reappointed warden." Supt. Hiley when Informed of Os borne a action and the comments of Gov Whitman aald he would appoint Dean Klrrhwey as acting warden thla morn ing. "Will you reappoint Ovbotlta as war den if he la acquitted.'" .Mr. Hiley was asked. "That ! a question for the future," he replied. Mr Hiley earlier had pone on record emphatically In opposition to Mr. Os birne's returning as warden of Slnv Sing prison, no matter what the outcome of Ms trial. Warden Orborne'a attitude toward re Mtniuishing the jot of worden vuid-r-sent a queer change yesterday. Wednes day night lie was willing to submit to i temporary suspension. Iast night for lawi-s he refused absolutely to sign a etter rrained liy the Oovernor, which r innnea ti cue uoveroor, wmcn t ,e,v called for hi. aepanu.on from ar .-on affaire until the end of the trial. Dinner Alasos Spoiled. Warden Osborne's counsel. George Oordon Battle and Huntington W. Merchant, bent their energies to 'he task of inducing the Warden to ac quiesce In the suggestion that he be re lieve.! of the wardenshlp. In spite or their pleadings and the suggestion or the Governor, the warden remained ob Orate. Under no circumstances would he consent to retire and so tlxed waa this ld in his mUid that the Governor sss obliged. In view or his legal con- traction of the situation, to make It plain to hini that he muat abdicate or IBbjM t himself to the other alternative, tuap. iw-lon. The Governor's dinner given lo Mr. and Mrs Klbert H. Gary and a party 'if friends at the Executive Mansion last night was practically spoiled by the re queet ol Warden Osborne for a hearing. The Govsmofi feeling that he should give the warden every opportunity of gracefully relieving hlmaelf or the duties ot the wardenship. Immediately agreed to listen to anything the warden had to ay. Long after 8 o'clock Warden Oaborne, who caml to Albany with his counsel for this hearing, had failed to show up at the mansion. The Governor waa told that the delay was due to the fact that Moras Gordon Battle had missed a tram. ( Umax at Midnight. After the Oovernor had been seated With his guesta he was interrupted by the ii len s counsel, who telephoned him ft m the Hampton Hotel, where they w, , in conference with Osborne. I with Mr. Merchant and Mr. Battle the garden .'erred for a long time. Af tf thll ooi ference It waa announced to the Governor over the telephone that (hart ..I in ei a decided change In the arden'i attitude, and it was then that the position the lovernor had taken In the iter was i ide public, appointment of Dean Klrchwey Th. as w , n or sing s- ng to aerve pet ma tien'ly was decided up la te last night. rlis hp: o.ntment. ft Is hi -Ileved. will have tot ctti i of quieting tin clamor stirred b) Warden Osborne a ut hla Indlet KaVp :ng the culminati on of a con nnrney m upset hla work at Sing Sing. Kn ive , more than any other man In ' ' State, know the, Oahoine system, although lie s said to lie of a dtapoaltloi. "''' ' carry the welfare Idea to such ant'en e- ,s did Warden Oeborne I n K r hwv aypil'd am sera p the lUhlp Wedneaihiy night uiileas Ot Woukl isinsent to relinqulali the LaM night he reallted tihe futility I a COUPMi fO during the day It itade plata that If he wanted bi be n of gins Sing he must make up id and very quickly. He did lip h.s mind, and will be named Sardi korni pU'-.. of s Was Vat., hit i sniu BVd,, Hup, i iitendont of Prisons Riley did I 'he Executive M melon. He j .. is hotel during the development Wll r,.;ioWed Uaboniea arrival In Al-HaJiy. Germany May Her Submarine ReprisalslMS $1,000,000 Promise to the U. S. to Suspend U Boat Activities Only Conditional on Britain's Modification of Her Orders in Council. TO KLiNEW ATTACKS Wabiumotoh. Dec It Although Oer- many haa suspended her aubmartne ac- tivttlea, her aaaurancea to the United Slat' a following the alnklng of the Ara b.c were not to be oonatrued aa mean lnat that Germany did not reserve to her eeli the right at any time It may become necAMsarv In .Mum. IkM- .,).. .1 ... . . ,,,v,. avu W i lie- aNilH- l ing or the Lus lianla, waa the suggestion emanating from the Teutonic quarters nere to-nigni. Theae activities were miunenrfeH mmd the assurances given to the United -'7" "r,- ' states for the safeguarding of Amerl- cam passengers on enemy merchant ships, , It wna said authoritatively, solely be cause the. United States, In Its Lusl tanla note of July II, asserted that it would continue to contend for the prin ciple of the freedom of the seas "from i whatever quarter violated, without com promise and at any cost," and Invited tne ; "cooperation" of Germany. In German quartera to-night It waa ' said that both the assurances In the Arabic case as well as the subsequent 1 Informal nerotlntlnna fnp a HltlMimt ..f Proceed to further the cause of the free- neutral Amerloan commerce. Still Holds to Her night. ..... Acting on this belief. It waa said In mbV quarters to-night. Germanv "uspended her aubmarlne reprlaals against British passenger ships, though opinion mat international law ...II.. I H. I k .. . . " mauira. me nio - irj Great Britain protesting against these orders in council waa recanted by the i .. - uerman uovernment aa tne nrst move or . . , n . t ,n ... ....... don respect for the rreedoin or the aeas. I ne note to Ureat Hrltaln has not tieen G. K. G. BILLINGS TO LIVE IN 21 ROOM FLAT Sportsman Owner ef Several Fine Homes Will Try a Fifth Ave. Apartment. NEIGHBOR OF Hi L PRATT C. K. O. Billings, one of the best ; The onh woman memher of the Amer known of American sportsmen and the lean Society or Plvil Knglneois, Mrs. IKissessor or beautirul homes in New Nora lllatch i 'e Forest, is no longer a York city. lng Island and otner pans nt th eoiintrv. has dSCiaSO, ror tne present at least, to try the conveniences .r apartment house life. He leased yes terday, through Douglas L. KlUman k Co.. the eighth floor of the twelve story houss which Is to be built soon on the site of the old Progress Club at Fifth avenue and Sixty-third street The apartment will have twenty-one rooms and alx baths. The lease was made for a long term, " . . . . u,,,.wa - , ' ,h 7 I' l!!, , X it is known that the apartment taken by Mr. Hillings will be one of tne nignest priced In the new building. Harold I. Pratt of the Standard Oil Company re cently took the top floor of the building at an annual rental ot 125,000. Mr. Billings will not be able to occupy hla apartment until about next October as the construction of the building will not begin for several weeks. All the more interest was attached to Mr. Bllllnga'a transaction because or his iwnerahlp ot unusually attractive nomes and eatstes In -ew rora anu umw Island. Pppn the heigh'- or run vasn- Salton. overlooking Miversine urive, stands Trvon Tos'er, a ramuiar uuja i t.. most oersona who travel in that part i of the city. It was -built upon me sua of Fort Tryon. an old redoubt of Hevo luttonary days. Farnsworth la the name of Mr Billings's extensive oountry re late near Oyster Bay and Piping Bock, L 1. Hardly more than a year ago us rorty-flve acres were unimproved land. Now it la one of the moat beautirul ea tates in this part or ths country. There Mr Hillings keepa the trophies won by tie celebrated trotting and pacing horses. Vivian, 1 :SI ; Lou Dillon, 1 :B8t4, and The Harveater, 2 01. among them, and at some seasons or the year the horses themselves are stab'ed at Farne worth. From his home there Mr. Bil lings oan board his steam yacht Kanawha, which he secured recently from Morton V. Plant by giving the Vonadla and a certain amount of cash. Mi- Hillings owns a summer home at Lake Geneva. Wis. and an estate at Colorado Springs. He la now 50 years old and came to New York from Chicago abiut nrteen years ago. BISHOPS REJECT JAN. 12 CALL. o Ki.laeopsllan Meeting la Phila delphia oa Paaama Case. Clergymen and laymen of the Episco pal Church received word from Blship Tuttle at St. Lputa last night that a majority of the Episcopal House of Bishops had failed to record their ac ceptances of the call for a meeting of the House of Bishops, which had been tentatively set f-Mr January 12. Thla means that there will be no meeting of the house at Philadelphia on January 12. or at any other time under the present call, and that the efforts of the High Church leaders lo i vent delcgotes from being sent to the Panama Congress will be unavall- '" "t waa not until laat night that the Dres'dlng Bishop at Ht. Loula waa posi tive that the fifty-eight acceptances re quired could not be had. MANNY CHAPPEIXR advises thai you will n-var regret waleosaing THE COMING PBOMPEItOVH NEW YEAR with the Quality Champagne ol Prance. (ASANOVE. of which ha haa recently secured tha aole American Agency. Try It on New Vear'a Eve Iltmcinbtr tha name TAZANOVE. it all first i-lsas ho-cla. reaUuraMe and Hubs. CHAPPBLLS IMPORTATION CO. INC., mho ii way, N. V. C. Phone ill Bryaat. Adv. NEW YORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, Begin Again IF ENGLAND REFUSES answered, instead. Herman Embasaj oltlciule pointed out to-night. Ureat Ur""'n haa ueportcd atlll further from m. international law. her latest liifrlnge- ment. It nua charged, being the seliure of flret claaa malls bound from Oerniany to the United states. Although not et prepared to believe HIMI ine American efforta In London ! .IhaVteV; I IIHl If the UrIUsh rmlv ralecta th.. American demands (in many will feel free to reauine her submarine reprlaals .. "... . c I "tt? 1 in mat event, It waa Indicated. (ler- '"any win maist tnat tin proper course for the United .states to pursue would be to keep Americans off belligerent ships Point to Recent Coarse. That the United States by doing thla would free Itself or the obligation to protest against these reprisals on the broader (round of humanity, German spokesmen declared to-nlsht. waa Indl leated by the State Department's refusal 1 to Inquire further Into the submarine attack on the Japanese liner Yasaka Mam In the Mediterranean last week after l.arnin in .. T .-L-K .v.- - ., That the I'ntied States could con Ith.it under Ita new Damnort eaanilarlna Iks Htul. 11. -.,,,.., I. ..,.,.. ,. .M.nr f, imi infill in rri 111.11112 id lm- sue, except under exceptional clrcum- sue, except un. fr exceptional clrcum- atancea. American naasDort. SkS llgerent countries, the theory apparently being, as German quarters view It. that I Amertcans have no business risking their i Uvea In the war aone. From the opinions expressed In I w 1 crciea rloae to the two embassies the impression was created that despite the ( various other reasons given for the de- lav In the t.- tan! . n..i . - . . . -. . . , many intends before conceding any more . ., , j i . nuiia to aaceriam I treat Britain's reply to the American protest to London. MRS. DE FOREST PUT OUT BY ENGINEERS Sllffmtro Tomlns tn result la a library almost unique in uneb"IH Jn I9U. They were 266 feet long. Ilirrajre tenner TO m? "lrMptot O ., nut anly full of rare, or .ST tons displacement. Bat h earned etety for Reinstntement as Member. OFFICIAL DENIES BIAS centner OIUtiPM, she declares, for "the crime of being a woman." Hut Mrs He Forest, who Is the granddaughter of K.lixabcth t'ady Stan ' i n. Jba daughter or Mrs. Harriot Stanton i Blatch and herseir an ardent suffrage ; worker when die Isn't busy supjiorting ! her little daughter by being a civil engi j neer. doesn't Intend to remain cutaide j the society ir the law may be Invoked, j She has pot the matter In the hands of , Hoger Foster a lawyer with an office In the Ubstt I'ower, who has prepared a 4,000 word complaint setting rorth the reasons ror the suit about to be begun by Mrs. De Foreal against the society. Mrs. lie F rest at her home, 15 West ' Ninety-first atreet. last night said she couldn't be quoted about the matter. Ths only officer or 4 he society who could be round was Clement Hersxhel, one Of the viie-preaidents. over the telephone from his home in Glen Hldge, N. J , Mr Her- pel denied that Mrs. De Forest had peeti expe.ieo. She was a Junior member and ! amilled for promollon She wat.t.st tn , became an associate member," said Mr. Herscnei. i ne Hoard voted her ap- plli-atlon down. As Junior mombers ae automatically to be members when . they reavh the age of 31 Mis. De Foreal i la no longer a member." i Are there no oilier woman mem- the reporter asked. There are no woman members " Mr lleischel replied. "Has the society a feeling against women?" I "That la none of your buelnes," aald 1 Mr. Herschel crossly. "And if I wished i to be impolite I would." Here the re-j porter rang off. Mrs. De Forest waa elected a tunlor member or the society In 1S06. She was i admit tul without question., but a little : later, when a Miss Wilson, an engineer, applied, she waa told that the constitu tion fori. ad e the admission or women. Mrs. De Forest was the wire of Lee De F. real, the wireless inventor, whom she divorced several years ago. She was awarded the custody of their daughter, Harriot HI. itch De Forest. Shn has always been energetic in working for woman's admission into the various professions and quick to resent any at tempt to limit women's activities. ".ecently she organise I a deputation of suffragists to wall upon Collector or the Port Malonc to ask him why newspaper women were refused the right given nen so iper"' nun lo go down tihe bay on the coast guard cutter to meet Incom ing steamers. So persuasive waa ah that Mr. Malone told her the ban would be removed at once. WAR MAY CRIPPLE MOVIES, Companies Isn't Ort Chemicals Used la Making Film.. Dkkvkh. Dec. SO. As a reault of the Euroiwnti war the motion picture In dustry throughout the entire world Is facing probable extinction unless some substitute is found or metolelo acid, hydrochlnon and bromide of ferri cyanide of potassium, the vital Ingredl neta necessary (or the life of the film Industry and commercial photography. Motkm picture companies have or dered their agents throughout the United States to purchase every ounce possible. Instructions were received to-day by Prank Harris, Denver representative or ths Vltagrnph-Lubin-Sellg-Eskanay Cor poration. Hyd rotail nn bohi ror 7a cents a pound before the war, coata f 7. The etune quantity now j H.E. HUNTINGTON HALSEY BOOKS Rare Collection Added to Vast Libraiy Ooes to Public Eventually. MANY OEMS AMONG FIXE FIRST EDITIONS Henry E. Huntington. Ths Stnx learned yesterday, haa Just bought, through George D. Smith, the library of Frederic It. Halaey of II West Fifty-third atreet, one of the beat private collections of rare books In America and valued at between 11.000,000 and $1,160,000. Mr. Huntington will add It to hla own collection, already the best on this aide of the Atlantic and comprising the cream of the famoua Robert Hoe library, the Duke of Devonshire's Castona and Shakespeare quartos, the Iieverly Chew books and other large acquisitions. Mr. Huntington possesses the only duplicates In America of some of Che rarest of the Halsey books. Ttiese duplicates he will probably dispose of gradually, since it ta aaid to be hla Intention never to sell hla whole rollec- MSli JSJ JUL "fL.JBLl!! "T" ,P"i .. .... . . . , .. V""' ' " '-- . . . . collection as a unit to some one who he "rV" W0U1" "P 11 P"" ,nwv . - , lolletftlos. or rtradahie Books. The dlatln-tlve thins; about Mr Hal- aev's llhrarv ia not its value, or the rarity of its ,..,i..,. i. hin ihir iiieur appeal Moat collectors nrlxe rarity above n ii - ui k,b.,i .. . 1 i L ... .... iHiii. a huuk ii n ..mi its kwviit ,,.,.n,i t,, ,,neiuenre hla collection Is rich in Khglish and American authors who are universally read lie gathered complete sets of the first editions of Fielding, Dryden. Pickens. Pope, Thiackeray. POS, Hawthorne. Lowell. Emerson, Whlttler. Longfellow, ullver i Wendell Holmes. Bret Harte and Tan nyaon. He took pains to get complete Aral edltiona of the moderns Hossetti. ' Swinburne. Kipling, Meredith, William Dean Howells. He also got first editions of all the works or the Kl!xa.he!hans ' Beaumont and Fletcher. Marlowe, l'eele, Ben Jonaon and Dskker. The ; costly books, but these books are read - ai,ie ! Tie moat Important Item In the collec tion Is or course the rour Shakespeare folios. All are therethe Hist rolio or ir.23. the second of 1632. the third of 1663, the fourth of 168."i. Marsdeit J. i'eiry paid fin. 000 (150.000) for the four In London not so long ago. Even better tthan the folios is a iierfect copy or Shakespeare a "Sonnets," worth about $25,000. only rour perfect OOplag are known one in the British Museum, one In tihe Bodleian Library, a third al ready in the i ssessicn of Mr Hunting ton. and this OOpy. Mr. Halsey had also many of the Shakespeare quartos, which. fotlOWOd the folios. Next to the Sbakespeares Is the Pne collection, of which Mr. Halsey had the only complete set of flra editions In ex istence. Including "Tamerlane" I Boston. 1S27). worth tSOno alone There la aim one of the three known first editions or "The Murders In the Hue Morgue." ror ths Maier OOP) of which the late J. P. Morgan paid $3,800. Fine Array of lllrkrns. Mr. Halsey had the best collection of Crulkchank drawings in America and what Is said by experts to be the finest collection of first editions of Dickens in the world. The Pickens collection Is worth $40,000 to $50.ooo. It even con tains the rare "A Strange Gentleman" With the original drawings. "The Cow Chace" (New York. 17S0) a POOni bv Ms tor And-e the spy. and MmtO'm "Fables" ore other treasures There are two books by Robert Asoham that are worm togetner pernaps aa.uuv. They are roxopniius i ininim, ioio,, of whloh there Is only one other cotiy in America, and "The Schoolmaster" ( 1570). There is a copy of Audubon's "Birds'' wdh Ihe colored plates, worth about $3,000, and a first edition "Oil Bias." Mr Huntington already has about the finest lot of Americana anywhere, hut It will be enriched by the addition of the . only uncui copy ot the flrat New York' Directory (17S; Denton'a "History of I New York" ( 1670). worth $3,500. Wol- lev's "Journal" of New York history (thla Is the Hoe copy, worth $3,000) ; I Tolm El'ot'a Indian Hiblo printed at 1 Cambridge. Mass.. 1661-3 (one or the finest copies known), and Woods's "New; LWland Prospect" (1634). valued at $4,000. Hard Krra to Oaeaa at Value. Many of these books have not beeniiKHt or heavy troop movements to be. sold in so long thai It is Impossible B Pfiari Into the Entente camps. On the -t.. ..r. ihin mess at thalr value I other hand II Is possible that the AIIImI "Pauline" was Ilobcrt Browning's first book. Here Is n preemption copy with hla own Ineorlptlon. Among the rerst editions of Robert Burns la the "Kil marnock" of 178. A flrat edition of "Roblnaon Crusoo" Is worth about $2,000. There ure several books printed by Benjamin Franklin. The assembly of first editions of Oliver Goldsmith, In cluding the "Vicar of Wakefield." rep resents about $20,000. In the collection of first editions of i Charles Lamb Is the only kt-.own copy of hie "King and Queen or Hearts (Lon don, 1K09) and also the uare "Poetry ror Children" In two volumes (DJ09) The "Poetry for Children" derlvea Inter est from being the copy Augustln Daly used to own. It sold for $2,200 more than nrteen years ngo. The rare "Lycldas" (1S1) or Milton Is rivalled by both issues of the first edition of Paradise Loft." There I a copy of Milton's Immortal poem with the large title and one with the title In small letters No one really knows which waa printed flret. The copy of Montaigne's "Essays" (London, 1101) contains several leaves unknown to other copies and la worth $1,500. The first editions of Scott are In their original boards. Many of Mr. Halsey books, though not in their original bindings, have special blndinga by noted artlate. NBA BOARD PlAlBlOA LTD. ttli p. jj. .... l,.nmi. Htlltlnn. Ouiokeat. flneat ImI. auth via ahorteet, most attractive route. S, aboard Air Lint Ry 1114 Broadway. gp. 1915. CsagrfgM, 1118, by tne Printing and Pubtotong AttocUttion. ITALY DIGS IN ATDURAZZ0T0 RESIST A DRIVE Occupies and Intrenches Capital as Scene of War Shifts. A ( STRIA LOSES TWO DESTROYERS IX FIGHT fp trial Cablt Dtpaleh to Tea lag, London, Dec. lo. Durasso, capital or Albania and one of the chief Albanian aeauorta, haa been occupied by the Ital ians, according to reports received here to-day by way of Geneva. Fighting In Albania la about tn take the centre of the stage In the Balkan theatre. Both the Austrian and Bul garian Invading armies are rapidly ap proaching the last obstacles on the road to the Adriatic. Tha Arat laah a l.r.. proportions la looked for when the Bui- , Banana, now on me way rroin Mbaaan mhh m.avis nun s"iP"i I ailU Ill(' I the Italians who are now Intrenching there. In the north the Austriana at last ac counts were attacking Scutari. The Ital ians, who are determined lo retain con trol of Albania s coast and to block ths Austrian and Hulgarlan efforts to gain u "window on the Adriatic,'' are opeiat Ing In conjunction with the Serbian tem nnnts, win Albanian troops and part of the Montenegrin army. Two Ausiriaii torpedo boat destroy ownr ... mm- nunaiie wnen , otn,r Aualrlan wari),llpi ,he. Mt ers were suiik in tne Adriatic when with the Bocche ,11 I'attaro. where an Austrian fleet has been bottled up since the be- I ginning of the war. The Austrian naval ! division, partly under pn-aeure of the "alian naval guna and partly In an at , " nipt to tuuKe a Hash to luraaao and bombard that port, were engaged by ' squadrons of the allied fleets The ! French Adtniraltv statement telling t .. . - - Ine operations, follows : An Austrian naval division havlnit come out Iron) 'attain ror the purpose or bombarding Durasxo certain squadrons or the Allies went rorth to give mi tie The Auatrian t-pedo boat destroyer Ialka enguuntered a mine and was blown up. The deatroyer Triglav. or the s.jne type, was destroyed by the Mr from the shlpa or the Allies. The remaining warships or the enemy were pursued and lied In the direction of their base. The two destroyers were sister ahlna. lu men guns, alx 11 pnundera and iwo iiuusmo tuoes. Harold Siencer, graduate of the L'nited States Navnl Academy at An aapojla and former aide de camp to PritlOs William of Wied, the former rulei or Albania, brought word to Koine to-day that Prince William has re Bfganlsm Albanian tribes in the region west or Prlxrend and in .oojieration with the Uulgarikins haa launched a rn sh offensive against the Serbs In the Krbaaap region. Several Austrian ofllcers are In Prince William's staff. TURKS MASS TROOPS. Gathering to Md Teutons in Their Attack ou Nnlonlea. fB-rial CaOh lUilMlch S Tlta Si IR, Bomb, Dec 30. Great hum bora of Turkish tioops are being hu r.ed to Macedonia and massed on the Greco Bulgarian frontier to cooperate In an Austro-i lerman attack on .Sal. mica, ac cording to despatches tO-day from Athens and Hucharest. It Is presumed In the despatches that "",..' "TK '"'""" 11 " .i.i.. i i.. .......... ... . ,,, me nwi n oik ' i uie ainiy aoom tu ue aoand on the Salonloa defences, la dea lined to make a quick dash for Kavalu tu prevent a landing of Anglo-French troops there, and to seize the lira ma Seres Ratlroitdi thus cutting off all east ern Greece from Salonlca and at the same time isolating any alllod troops lit that territory. Hut while this view of the plans for Ihe Turkish forces Is said to Is- based on reliable information it Is not re COtVOd bar without some degree of doubt. So many reiairts of tnsip movements in tile Haikaiiri. both on the side of the Teutonic Powers and the All.es. have arrived since Ihe end of the Serbian campaign that the question la aaked. "Who's guessing now 7" Military opinion has veered from one side to the other rewiectlig the Balkan campaign to such an extent that the the moment only with the redemption conviction Is becoming firmly lodged Hint Of Premier Asqulth s pledge, ami thai for the moment at least that campaign j they are not called upon to devise a Is at a standstill. Theie Is no doubt. I aolantlSc plan of compulsory recruiting of couise, or the serious situation there,.10 carry the country to the end or the but nevertheless it la apparent that I war. one aide or the other must have ulterior deslgna which it la using that Held to shield. It Is suggested that the Geimane, with hopes or catching the Alllai Unorenarsd I In Egipt. are simply holding the Salo-' nlca front as a feint, and that to encour- aae Hie deception they are DSUains r- are making a demonstration at Salonlca i In order to divert a large number of Central troolm while a new blow from I another nireeuon is prepareu Much more credence la placed in the report received to-day that Turkish troops In grt-at numbers are being sent to the Black Sea roast of Bulgaria and the Bumanlnn frontier In fear or k Hus sion attach Another report from the Balkans haa It that the (ierman expedition ngalnst Egypt la to be held In abeyance until the Salonlca business is completed, and that only advance guards are now in the vicinity of the Egyptian border, al though reports of a great army In that neighborhood have been freely circulated for some time. In a word, there seems to be grounds for the belief that all talk of a German Invasion nf ifjrypt is aim ply another species nf bluff to prevent the Allies from withdrawing troops on that front to strengthen the lines at Salonlca. Field Marshal von Mackenaan, Ger man commender In chief In the Balkans, paid ti visit yeaterday to Sofia, where he called on King Ferdinand and the Teu tonic Powers' diplomats: representatives. He returned to headquarters. Thla newa tends to contradtrt the recent reports that Von Mackenaan la to direct the proapectlve German invaalon of Egypt. The Turkish Island of Caatelorlao, be tween the Island of Rhodee and the Gulf of Adalla. has been seised by French troops for use aa a naval base. Continued on 0oon4 Pogti. AUSTRIA SENDS FRIENDLY REPL Y 70 ANCONA NOTE; HAS PUNISHED CAPTAIN Labor Calls Congress on Conscription Issue Situation So Serious Parliarr.entary Party Summons Representative Worktrs to National Gathering on January S. CABINET TO TAKE UP ASQUITH PLEDGE TO-DAY gseciSf r.iMe lr,a,rh t Tnr St. I "one who ha at him who haa tint' laMnOMj Dec 31 (Friday). At a con marks the German preia comment on the ference of rrprrsentntlves of labor C"i"-'riptioii wranglo In Great Britain, he.e last UfM It trag dgghM that to.ttZZT??. m' .erlousns of the con.c.n.on Isau.- " -'t nec. ssiiates a nntloniil OOfiaTeSB t b I w. w. i ''..,.' 'nl " I attend! d bv remeseiu .liv... i,f everv ! w""Jn labor' ln0,ud'"1, "oc.etiea Dot ' aUllllWlfTU Wl I .'Hi- friUCffl ,'itl UBIVasVlsWU , to.day-s ,.onfr : ence. In view or the ract that the com pulsion bill is expected to be Introduced on January 5 the congreas Will hi on- vetied an January 6. list night's me. ting was attended by the Pai-llameiila.lv OOtranittM or the i Trades Union Oonsiaaii ths axscutl vs ootnmittes or the itoi party and the management ciirraiuttis. or the Hernial PadafBAlon of Tin.ie.s Untorsi, under the presideia y of Arthur Henderson, I resi dent of the Hoard of llinn"..n An orficlal report of the oonforWI at aaya : "The national situation arising out or the GoTsrnment'i proposal wHh regard to the compulsory Olillgtnionl ot single men was very rul!y diacuaaed. It was agreed that the Importance Of the issue involved is ao serious that any docadon on behair or the trades union and latw.r movement could only be reached by a national conference of representatives or Ihe entire movement." This recommendation subs gtiantty was discussed with the Parliamentary labor parly and received its fill i concurrence. One reason for the recommendation, the official report on the conrerence says, was "the wry pronounced vst-ws ex pressed by a resolution at the Trades I'nlon Congress last September." That resolution strongly opposed con scription In any form An unofficial report of to-day's labor conference says I "The details of l,ord Derby's recruit ing report were submitted at the meet ing. I aether with a general outline of the Cablnet'a proposals for a bill to meet the situation Thte number of men of military age who remain unattested took the conference by surprise, and they were no less surprised hy Mr Hender son's d ascription of ths methods by which the Government proposes to apply compulsion to these. "So frank waa the Information VOUChaafod by Mr. Henderson that prac tical unanimity waa sh wn by those present at the conference." The Sough Wale miners' execu tive committee has passed a resolution against conscript ion, appealing to the Miners Federation of Great Hrltaln t. OOnvana a conference of protest. Cabinet Meets To-lt . The third Cabinet meeting of thcJ"rK' Part of India directly governed by week Is to be held this morning. A i abluet committee has been engaged in drafting a bill to gtv legislative effect to the decision that Premier Aaqulth'l pledge to tin- married men must be re deemed forthwith. This draft lias been quickly OOmplatod and was In the bauds of every Cabit et member last night. It Is understood that It will be laid before the full Cabi net to-day aud that final decision wll! be taken upon It. The Cabinet will be called upon to decide the exact Rtolhod by which the Premiers pledge Is to be redeemed. It l.i understood that the bill as drafted is based upon the following prin ciples 1. That compulsion he applied forth with to all single men who failed to at test under the Derby scheme. 2. That the machinery of the I'crby scheme be made statutory. For this purpose the bill may emerge In a different form from the Cabinet draft. it is probable that objections will be raised to the part.lal Scheme of compul sion and that there will be a demand for a final solution or the re. rutting problem for single and married men alike. The majority of Cabinet mein- bers. however, have so far taken tin- standpoint that they are concerned for Aim la to I'rearrve I ally. I" arriving at thi conclusion they havo been chiefly swayed by the daalra to pie- BSTV essential unity, not only in iheir wn ranssi uui a. so m tna nousa oi '"ommons, t specially among the repro. Isenlatlves of labor. The position Is a k r'os one because "'e majority of t he Cabinet member will not know until they meet th s nimn- whether the whole ( alnnet will as. amhlo. It Is possible Unit several Min- aWa may resign, and, II so. they may signify thla by not attending this morn ing's session of the ( abitlet Following the audience winch Mr. As I qulth hud with the King yeetatdaj) re ports! Of actual Cabinet rOQlglinllong Were circulated In S tne quarters. It Is otOtOlL I however, on the lavst of authority that 1 this was no! the case and thai tha i Premier aaw th. King with reference to i the general situation and the New i Year's honors. It la considered most likely that one j of the Ministers to resign will be Sir John Simon, the Home Secretary It is I'cured also that Walter Bunclmau. preo Ident of the Hoard of Trade, who has forsaken Ills roullne at that office during the last few days, may resign. It Is hoed that Sir Edward Grey, ths Foreign Secretary, and Reginald Mc- Krmiii, Chancellor f tin- Bcchequeri will not quit the Cabinet. There la no question of the resigna tion of Lord Huckmiiater, the Isird High Chancellor. The reatgnatlon of Augus tine Blrroll. Chief Secretary for Ireland, which waa reported at one time, is not expected. mrf w ATI?" QAVQ tJ i UU IjJXI n, 0drJ O BEjIXUIIV j Oermaa, Opinion Nmllrs ut HrlHah IMnii to HiUi Armlea, Bmmn, via Annrtnliun. Dei. 3U Mockery end the smiling superiority of . . . ,l"l"' " B rmy c:. tlliot n England at thla UnM Manlha'analae!! ing f. r a UUI straw tif a di owning fan. crnment, and. thud, It curiously acquits what lias been called "German militar ism," Illustrating the advantages of pre- paradnoga, The Morgenpost quotes Lloyd George's now famous words, "Too late !" saving they apply to the conscription plan aa well. Bvon the Socialist organ Voruioerfa Joins Hie other papers In praise of mili tarism, and. pointing to England's pres ent effort lo i-opy the German compul sory ayttem, says: "The militarism England desired to conquer compels the Island kingdom It s if to take ii fuge In militarism." Bxpressln the belief that compulsion will sue eed after a hard tight In Hi Haiti i or, rasrti adds that as long hg pr. ent gDVOrnmsntal systems prevail "mili tarism will proceed from triumph to tri umph." SELF-GOVERNMENT DEMANDED BY INDIA National ronrress in Bombay Unanimous1 for Freedon as Dependeney. Bom rat, India, Dec. 30. The Indian National congress unanimously adopted a resolution to-day demanding self. gov ernment. Speaking before the congress while th- resolution was under discussion the Hon Baba Burondranth Bannerjee de clared the demand would not i-auae agi tation troubltooma to the home Govern- atant, "India's devotion to the Throne dur llkg the war has issen unsurpassed." he said. There are fifteen provinces In the the Bri.tisli. There are seventeen native St.n.s. Independent or semi-independent, a'l more or less under British control, 'ihe moat popUhMM of these Is Hydera- bad, with a population of about 14,000,- 000 It wiui estimated two years ago that the 100,000,000 or more InhaiblSnnta of India were governed by fewer than 6.5im Htlttsh. The affairs of India, as part of the British dominions, are administered in England by i Secretary of State for India assisted by a council of frv.m ten to fourteen members In the country itself the Viceroy appointed by the Cp wn has supreme mmnUMd, The Viceroy's council, made up of representa tives from various sections of the Hin dustan, makes the laws povemlng the internal affaire of the country. Buron Harding, the present viceroy he Is soon tu be replaced by Lewis V. ! Harcourl. now Contmlaalonor of Works waa wounded by the Mploslon of a io:nb thrown at him during the celebration of Ihe transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi on tie ember II, 1011, Since the beginning of the present war then- have been many rumors, mostly of Herman origin, of unquiet and threat ening internal developments. I,aat month .-.line report! of serious revolts. it was feared that tha spirit of sedition fostered b) Gorman and Turkish agents. had become widespread and that the situation waa moal grave The Hrltlsh War Offlae, however..mad light of tins,. reports and mJd that all wiu going well. GOV. HAiN.N'A HAS TYPHOID. Cornier lord I'eitee Pilgrim. MOW in i opeiiiinueii, gerioaaly in. IprCHtJ f'afti fisesotfJI to Tnr Bum Stockholm) Doc so -Reports reach. tng her. fiiou Copenhagen say that Qoy L, H Hanna of North tiakota, who, Is lii .. hoepHal there. Is suffering fpaja typhoid fever His condition is grave. Gov, II inn. i left llu Fiord lairty at 1 Christ! in. a N. Y. U. LABORATORY ABLAZE. lint euiey er l.irt nnVr Sietarrely RatlMBtoS liOaOi givt.oon. Fire did serious damage to the Have- meyer Chemical Idtooratory of New York I'nlverelty last night. Built ill ill, j gl a coal of 1150,000, The loss is eat!. ! mated at 160,000, i Flames starting ill Ihe stockroom were followed by an explosion. The lire burst nut of Hie roof and began spreading downwind through the three story build ing. The llremeii had a hard lime lie cause of low pressure which barely cur- ; rled Ihe wataf lo Ihe lop story. Fumes I from broken BMStfOSl Jars hampered in. in in Iheir work. SAY DOCTORS ABUSE RED CROSS. 1 f onuilnliit Made of Knipo lnH Km Mem on Aatomohlaa. I W ahiiinoton, Dee. 0, Complaint haa I ts4?n made to Attorney-tltneral Gregory I inai some uriy pnyHieianM or naglnaw, Wot are violating the law prohibiting promlsOUOUl UM Of UlS Red Croua em- blem tn hiiv.HK tt enihiAXoned on their automobllea. An Inquiry Is to bo made hy an agent tf the Department, and it is understood ' that, If neeeHMavy, steps will be taken to procure an abatement of rials offence. PRICE TWO CENTS. Appreciates Desiro for Otjed Relations Between Nations. WANTS TO CARRY 01 T LAWS OF HLMANITY Assures Protection of Pas sengers on Vessels That Are Sunk. NEW FACTS SAID TO HAVE BEEN FOUND Submarine Captain Says All on A neon a Seemed to Have Left. Sprrial fnblr fiermf'h fn Tnr 8rv Ixinpon, via Amsterdam. Dec. 30 A despati h from Vienna says that Aus tria's reply to the American Ancon.1 note expresses agreement with the Washington view that the laws or hu manity should be recognized in war The reply also states that th" OMSs mander of the Austrian submarine haa been punished tor not sufficiently tak ing account of the panic aSpanf the Ancona, which rendered dlseioyinrkation more difficult. It Is understood that t lie Austrian Gov ernment has discovered "new facts" In connection with the sinking of the An cona, and that Upon them it is Impossi ble for the Vienna Foreign Office to grant all of the American demands. Part of the note is quoted as follows: la reply to Ihe second American Ancona note, Ihe Austro-lluiigarlun (orernmeat felly agrees with the Washington t'ahlart thai Ihe sacred laws of humanity thnald he taken Into aetonnt, elan la war, and rnipha-let that it, la Ihe coarse of this war. hae given numerous proofs or Ihe most he mane feelings. The Austro-Hungurlan (.nvernniriit. two, raa posHHrly i ..neur In the prinrl. pie that nitrn? private vessel., mi lar as they do aot tlee or offer resistance, shall aot be destroyed before the per mas aboard are secured. The assurance Hist Ihe Called Slates Government attaches table to the maintenance of the existing good relations between A uslrla-II uugar) and the I lilted Mutes Is warmly ml pro. rated by the Austrii-lliingurlnn DOT. eminent, which mm, as hen Inf. ire. Is SDXlous to render these rOlatlOhl till more rordlul. I The Austro-Hungariau Government then communicatee the results of the in quiry Into the sinking of the Ancona, which was recently concluded. The note com in ties : The iiufutry I how ed that the com numder of tiie lubtruvrlne, from a great distance in the tiit instance, fired a warning shot on the steamer, sighted ni li to in the forenoon, which he at first believed to I a traitatport steamer, at the same time giving g signal for tho vessel to stop. Fire,i gtateaa Bhello. As the liner failed to slop, and tried to escape, t lie BUbrnarlne gave chaae an.l fired sixteen shells at the It eamer, ..f which three were observed to hli Tha steamer stopped only after (he Ihilfl hit, whereupon the commander ceased iinu-;. Already dur.ug Ihe flight, it is de clared, when at full speed ihe steamer dropped several noat fitted with people, which at on.e capelaed, After thi vee se stopped, tiie cm ma ml. t nf the u marine observed thai six boats were fully manned, and the) speed!!) rowed away from the at aumer, Approaching nearer, the commander of the submarine siw that a great panic prevailed aboard the steamer and that he had before him the passenger veeeel Ancona, on account of which he gave tli .se aboard more time than waa 'necessary to leave the vessel m life boats At legal ten lifeboats . re still aboard, whi.-h would have more than Nufflced to rescue the persons still on the vessel. But as i ther preparations wi re made to hoist out the boats, the commander decided, after tin- expiration f forty" five minutes, to torpedo the vessel in such a manner thai It ought to remain afloat for a .still long, r time, in order to leave sufficient opportunity for the people still aboard to be rescued li l( llfr Mllli iiritilitl. Shortly ;tftorw;.ni ,1 rttamer iifViima vit.ni?. which itaUied toward Biib , iiiitrinf. Ah llu fimii..'thir of the illba j matin?, who bMvd tha itaamer i ha an riiemy orwmmr, nmQ T raoKOn w.tti an ttnrk. hi lutawfad i:t 18.95, flrlnaf i torpedo into tha foranioat cargo hold of the Ancona, No nun boa4a aboard th vaaaal ware lowaradi althouifh to h .i wara ftiii viathla aJboavrd Thi1 pttt aiiuT ank j-n alowly thai tho submarine ootntUaUtdr at rtr. doubted whathar ti.-' ftanniar would nk i inly at i :2i o'clock dtd it link, bow1 drat, 1 hjiinfl thaaa further forty -five mln uteH, it is averrci, ail the paraone aboard could hav Malty bean t w i with t ho available boats. Kroni the olrcUIH Mtuiti-e that ttilH tlhl not occur the I'Oni mander concluded that tha row, eon Irary to all the ruUtt of the aeu( HOiom piiHiwHi their own rescue In the first boats and left the pane iiKei M to them Helves. The entire loss of life, the note aelfl forth, cannot be ettrlbutab'e in the iirwi Ins tame to the sinklna: of t tie vaaaal, hut in some bK ree to the dro'liuj of the 0rel boata while the ateaniar w ia proeee.lt iik ut full speed, ami tn the fact that the CfW only though I "i iheir own safety anl did not rescue the INiS- SengerS from the eapslled boats, though 10 ine siveus arnion nil ins nee tug vessel. Hut tne death Pf the persons drown d with the HlnkhiK vesHtd must. ghOVS ill. be aatTihetl to the "eilpable behavior" of tlW orew. The AuHtrlan reply then states that the Aim rie a ii note It) several points g est incorrect suppoaitlons, I