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"JAPAN AND THE NEXT WAR."
Powerful imaginative story of her crushing naval defeat by the United States. A fisting companion piece to "Hlnden ... hJitg n March Into London." IN THE SUN NEXT SUNDAY. THE WEATHER PORECAST. Rain and warmer to-day; rain, strong winds, to-morrow. Highest temperature yesterday, 38; lowest, 35. Detailed weather, null and marine reports on pae IT. VOL. LXXXIII. NO. 127. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1916. Copurtght, 1918, b the Sn i-n-nHfiji and J'ubliiMno Automation. PRICE TWO CENTS. jt SAYS QUIGG LET WOODOUTJHEN PUT JODGE IN TlHHiipson tiepeats Story Told to Senator Lawson by Telephone. GOV. WHITMAN HOTLY DENIES THE HEPOKT Cliiiinnan Charges Anyhow and 31 ay Fight Appoint ment in Senate. Fenutnr George P. Thompson and mnnbers nf tils legislative roinmltteo wont tn Albnny Inst nlfilit, much cha grined .ind making- no attempt to wh im! their Indignation over tlio twist flven to tho Investigation of the Public Service Commission by the prompt nc tipt.inre by Gov. Whitman of Commis sioner Wood's reKli;natloti, the Immediate appointment of his successor und the iiifoiinatlon that I.i'iiUH'l 12. Qulgg had mi", only taken tho Wood resignation to Albany but also had recommended the ruining of Henry V. Hodge. The mentioning of Mr. Qulgg's name In connection with tho resignation of i"oititVKliincr Wood added to tho Ire of Bi n.it ir Thompson, already mounting I oily ag.i.tist the GoVcrnor for accepting t ,e resignation Just when the committee las about to tile charges. He declared tn.it lin would go before the Senate to i.iy .m.l demand an Investigation of Mr. tiuigg s alleged iintlvltle relative to the I .iblic Service .ommlilon and would cp!i.-e to the end tho approvaj of Mr. II hIkc's mune If the latter appeared to have been selected at the suggestion of tin1 f.imoiiH "accelerator." In Albany last night, however, friends of the Governor sioffcd at the Idea of (julgg having had anything to do with tne Wood resignation or the Hodge up puinttnent. fin. U'bltlilHii ImllKliniit. Gov. Whitman was ludleuant and lid "Any statement that Qulzg had any thing to do with It la a falsehood. I have not talked with Uulgg about It t all. I never have discussed the Pub llf Service Inquiry with Qulgg one way or another." Gov. Whitmans alleged opposition to any changes In the Public Service Com mission law also brought n statement from Senator Thompson in which he took Issuo with the Governor The net result of tho proceeding at Albany and tho effect on the Investigating commit tee was a determination by Senator Thompson to go right on with his In Vitry He has railed the next meeting for Friday and thf Indlcitlons are that Laving done all that can be done with tre members lie now Intends t" examine lii'o 'lie engineering, legal and sccre Ur jl department of thf commlhslon. Tin. acceptance of Commissioner v ooili resignation by Gov. Whitman i .! prevent the Thompson eonimlt- 'torn sending to Albany Its charges against the Commissioner. They were ii w yesterda). When they reach the tii'fen.or they will hae attached a let- i-h ng lilm to call certain charges to hi' .ii'etitlon of the District Attorney Th ii.is already been done as a matter ef ' . i li.strlct Attorney Perkins having i't I several witnesses before the 'I .I'iry All thf witnesses h.ivo been um II.IUI...1 to uppear at the District At !i .ei s office again to-day. I regal d the case as very Important." i District Attorney Swann. ' i It was suggested that Mr. Per 1 id Intimated that there might not I- k.iI corroboration of the story told I. s .Iney t! Johnson he said: ii ly disagree with Mr. Perkins tbuui that." Undue lujiorrs lliililiiib. '' 1 lodge, named by the Governor as C i -sioner Wool's successor, np f ..I '.i bo entirely Indifferent to nil Vibbub that his appointment had .".l lie said that he didn't know '' '"' 'i.Ql'Igg; had never even met b i that he did know (Jov. Whlt i , h.ul known him well for many '") anil had' often talked over with I' the pie,, of Having an engineer as ' e be i jif the Public Service f "6m i "ion He had if eel veil no official no- of his aiipolntnifiit. he said, hut he 1 i that It was coming. Th letter of Commissioner Wood re ' g -g from the commission and the ' or's reply were made public yes v at the officii of John It. Stanch f' -tinsel for Woi si. .1. P. Archibald, . to Commissioner Wood, went 'n VI,.., y on Monday night with a let- ui ii.iseil to be the letr of reslgna- but lnformatinn came to the ""' ii"oii I'liimnlttee jfsterday that the ' "f I eslgnatloii was carried to Al- t bv Mr. qulgg last Friday and that "' .iiiiiiiinlcition of Momla was ' a message urging the fSovernor ' " eierato tho iicciiptniice, of Wood's r'"ir .iiuin. The letter of resignation r.i 4 Meientth 1 present to you my reslg r .i Public Service t!ommlssioner ' ' First district. This ntllee came ' without solicitation. Accepting I' 1 .ive earnestly endeavored to pei ' tne duties linimsed upon mo In 1 iiiiln- Interest. My duty Ins called ns to vote on the letting of con- Invohing the expenditure of hi t nims of money. In coiibequence ' Ins been engendered between r . bidders greit bitterness of feel " i much personal animosity. This ' - ied to most Insistent Importunity ' . v vote might aid sonic one In b ' -' .is against another. .' merits hae been made against ' 1 'iiinUslon iih a body which can 1 i otherwise than utterly bai-eless, -iiiu.it loriM have been suggested " ' me which aie utterly false, rc ' ' il ami inallcloiis. Their efTe,i!t has prodiiru clamor against mn to h " extent tli.it I must recognize, ' is i know I am of uuj J tint I -' 'i "f It, the fact that my useful B m this otllcn Is gravely Impaired. v nfi illicitly nor Indirectly have I ' isUi d or sought to obtain other " .u I for my nlllclal acts than the re- " ' t my fellow citl7ns and tli sal 1 1 a' the state provides. ' .ie tli. i Thompsun committee, hiwfi i tiiiiR i,lVe been Intimation W w 'iiessei, no one of whom would Continued on Lent Page, GASOLENE "PLOT" ATTACKED. HIIU Offered In C'oiiRrrsa o Invea tlirnte (hr Xltnntlon. Wasiiinuton, Jan. 4. The recent ndviuices In tho prices of gasolene were formally brought to the attention of tho Houso to-day by resolutions ofTered by Jteprcscntntivcs Hteenerson of Mlnno ota and Fuller of Illinois. Tho Hteenerson resolution calls on the Attorney-Ueneral to Inform the House whether the Increases In the prlco of gasolene arc due to nny com bination or combinations In restraint of trade, and If so whether he has taken any action to prosecute the offenders. If tho Atlorney-dencral has not Insti tuted prosecutions as a result of the present prices of gasolene Mr. Bteener eon would have him Inform the House why he has failed to do so. The Fuller resolution directs Uie House Committee on Interstate and l orelgn Commerce to "Investigate the cause of the sudden und unprecedented rise In the price of gasolene and to make Inquiries tn ascertain whether any conspiracy exists and whether nny law has been violated In connection with the matter and to report Its find ings and conclusions Vit an early date." MAYOR'S SECRETARY RISES FAST AS SOLDIER Kousseuu Needs Only Three Weeks to (Jo From Civil Life o Stnff Job. Theodore Rousseau, secretary to Mayor Mltchel, admitted modestly yesterday that he has taken up the profession of arms and Is already a member of the stafT of Brig.-Oen. George 11. Dyer, First llrlgadc, N. CI. N. Y. Major Allan Iteg.tn of division headquarters says that there Is as yet on tile no record of this ad vancement of the Mayor's secretary, hut Mr. Housseau himself admits It. Gen. Dyer, for some reason, would not discuss the naming of I.leut. Ilousseau to his staff, but the young Lieutenant talked It over with his friends yester day. It appears front his account that ho tried an examination conducted by the division board. Mr. Ilousseau wasn't sure whether he competed with anybody or not, but he was sure that Col. Iouu D. Cor.ley plucked him right out of civil life and madehlm a soldier, and so First Lieut. Theodore Rousseau was as signed to Company J, Sixty-ninth Ilegl ment. Accounts differ an to Just how long ho was a Firs: Lieutenant of Company J, The Lieutenant himself says that he hasn't any uniform yet. so It couldn't have been very long. From other sources It was learned that on December 2 notice of hta approval as having passed the examinations was tiled and that on De cember 9 he was assigned to Companv J. The understanding around City Hail Is that one day .ifier beitu- assigned to Company J the young Lieutenant was tlevuleil to Gen. Dyer's start. NOT A CANDIDATE. SAYS T. B. Innlala Ills Xnine lie Kept Off I'M. mnr llullots. Col. Itoosevelt will not permit his niune to appear on the ballots In anj of the Stales where delegates to the na tional conventions air chosen at the primaries. This seemed to be settled definitely .esterday when the Colonel sent a letter to Secretary of State, Vnugii.in at Linslng, Mich., asking him to see that his name did not appear as a j candidate on the balloi of any party. After this letter was sent out fiom . Ovster H.iv the II t, limit .,. II, MM t U u ... i.l.. , that the Colonel would not be a candi date at the convention of any party, the I'rogiesslve party not excepted. Tile let- i kt iu .nr. augnan was sent in resjionse . to a message stating that the llepubll cans and IMogresslves in .Michigan had tiled enough names to nominate the Col oriel. This decision on the pint of Col. Itoosevelt Is not taken to mean that he . will not go to Chicago. SAYS BURLESON WILL RESIGN. DiiIIii eapnprr llran Tlmt lip Will II 11 n fur Srnnlnr. Dallas. Jan, A. The Ttmea.lrrnUI to-day prints u jeport which. It says, comes from an authoritative source that I'ostmaster-Gener.il llurleson will resign his position on March 1 to tun for Sen ator to succeed Charles A. Culberson. Dallas friends of Mr. llurleson. ac cording to the same authority, say that Otto I'ranger, prevent Assistant I'ot-master-Gencr.Tj, will succeed Mr. llurle son as PostnnsteMSener.il. Mr llurle son and Mr. I'raeger are both personal friends of Col, V House. 806,127 lines gain in year 1915 1,976,194 lines gain in past four years NEW YORK The Evening Sun gained 806,127 lines of advertising in the year 1915 as compared with 1914. This is a notable gain, as The Evening Sun has made an advertising increase for each of the past four years, since 1911. over the previous year a very remarkable and unique record The Evening Sun being the only evening news paper in New York to make consecutive advertising gains. EVENING SUN 1015 Gain 806,127 agate lines 1914 Gain 381,698 agate lines 1913 Gain 641,965 agate lines 1912 Gain 146,406 agate lines This gain is directly due to the splendid results 'advertisers get from their advertisements in The Evening Sun. The Evening Sun prints but little of what is technically known as exchange advertising, and does not accept at all advertising on a basis of percentage. The Morning Sun also had a prosperous year. In the twelve months of 1915 The New York Sun gained 125,215 lines of adver tising over the year 1914. CIRCULATION Sworn Circulation Staltmtnti to At FtJtral Coctrnmtn' for tlx monlAi tnJlnf October. 1912- 99.170 October, 1914-122,763' April. 1913-104,396 April. 1915-140,203 October. 1913-105.525 October, 1915-155.009 April. 1914-110.056 Present Over 170,000 The ml paid circulation of THE EVENING SUN is note more than 170,000 Copies. I " GORE SAYS HUGHES IS LIKELY TO RUN Blind Oklahoma Senator Non committal About Demo- I cratlc Outlook. ' FOR SANK PREPAUKDNESS; BJinfa One Term Plank May Re Broken in Wilson's Favor. "t hear no dark horso neighing In the Democratic paddock Just now." Thomas Pryor Gore, the blind United State Senator from Oklahoma, said yesterday, a smile lighting up hli sightless face for the moment, nt the Waldorf. That was nbout all that Senator Gore would say In nnewer to questions about the coming political festivities at St. lxiuls. As to what will happen about the same time at Chicago Senator Oore was more communicative. And when asked concerning tho attitude of hie own people on preparedness or his views on submarino destructlvenoes and the effect of the German eltuntlon at the coming conventions Senator Gore was always ready with replies. The Senator arrived at the Wnldorf esterday morning. When the visitor entered Senator Gore's rooms yesterday at dusk the Senator was fitting alone In the centre of a big. brilliantly lighted .lulu mom of the suite, his unseeing eyes seeming to stare Into the for him darkness that engulfed him. 'Whover defeats Itoosevelt will get the Republican nomination at Chicago." Senator Gore, Democrat, said promptly when tho possibilities of the next ltepub Until convention were btought up. "Justice Hughcw Is, In nvy opinion, 'ho most likely nominee at Chicago," he went on. "Accept? Yes. 1 think Hughes will accept. I don l wnni u uimrifiwu I doubt the sincerity of Justice Hughes In p.t statements that he would !-t run for the Presidency; I like to take a man's word for a thing, of course, and I do. but I think Justice Hughes prob ably will conclude that as he lm te frained from seeking the nomination he Is released from obligation to decline an honor unsought by Wm. Iluuhrs Arcriilnlilr o Holh. "The Progressive piefer Hughes to anv standpatter and the ctandpatters prefer Hughes to Itoosevelt. Col. Iloose velfs tecent Interview blacklisting the other candidates will result. I lielleve. In their forming n coalition against him. As for dark homes at Chicago the dark horse never thrives in Republican con vention, where the mnjorlly rules, a I. .1 l ll... tleiiUKTlltlo omelHliMH, where the two-thirds vote holds forth. After Hughes Btid Itoosevelt I fhould say Iturton has next nest cnance. The vast majority of the Progres sives ure trekking or will trek la-k to the Republican party fold. A few Pro grcH!es, to whom Progresslvlsni Is a principle, who arc not merely Infatuated with the personality of Col. Itoosevelt. will transfer their allegiance to the Democratic party." .Senator Gore was asked, following his remark that he heard "no dark horse neighing in the Democratic paildo.;k,' about the effect of the one term plank of the Italtlniore platform on Mr. Wil son's candidacy for reelection. "I suppose," he answered with an other mnlle, "that the power hlch made, that plank can break it. The Demo cratic prospects for success next fail lire. I think, satisfactory from this dis tance. There are several factors, how ever, the ls'havior of which I am not able to speculate uhiii runs. There are elements, for Instance, who ate dissat isfied with the President's ol!ey In the Kuropean and Mexican wars, and these are now unknown quantities. Hffti'tloii on Preparedness. "A for preparedness problems the al titude of the miimIIchI hyphenated citi zens and the effii t on the coming nomi nations of similar questions growing out of the great war abroad,'. 1 should not attempt to make any forecasts. As for preparedness itself, on that subject I think a reaction already has net In, "There) are four classes clamoring for preparedness ns the word is now under stood. Plrst, there are the munition manufacturers, who think that thrift will follow armament ; secondly, there Conflnierf on TMnf Vane POPE SENDS PLEA FOR CHURCH UNITY Protestant Conference at War den City Hears Pontiff's Prayer. WOULD PEACE IS SOUGHT ; Applause Follows Reading, Members of 20 Denom inations Joining. Oabdk.v Citt, L. I., Jan. 4. A letter from Cardinal Onsparrl, Papal Secre tary of State, expressing Pope llene diet's hope that unity of faith and com munion may at last prevail throfighou! the world, created a gratifying Impres sion to-day at the opening of the North American Preparatory Conference for the purpose of combining churches of nil denominations. The letter was regarded as Indicative of closer relations between Catholics nnd Protestants, although no Catholics attended the conference, Cardlnul Gib bons sending word that he was unable to be present. Cnrdlnal Gasparrl'e letter follows: "Your project of an International con vention of all who believe In Jesus , Christ as God and Saviour to accom plish tho spceUy fulfilment or the final ' prncr of the lxiril. that all may be one, I have. In obedience to your re quest, submitted to the Most Pleased ' Father. 1 need not hero describe the ' affection lth which I saw the august pontiff kindled for ou, for you well, know that the plans of the Human pontiffs, their cares and their labors have always bevn specially directed to the end that the sole und unique church which Jesus Christ ordained and sancti fied with His divine blood should be most zealously guardei. and maintained. whole, pure und ever abounding In loe, and that it should Isith let Its light rhine and opn wide Its door for all who rejoice In the name of man and who desire to gain holiness ujion earth and eternal happiness In heaven, Pope Is Pleased. "The august jMintlff therefore was pearil with your project of examining in a sincere spirit and without preju dice thv essential form of the onureh, 'or the Inner essence of the church,' and he earnestly hopes that under the sll of Its native beauty you may settle all disputes and work with pros perous issts- to the end that the mys-1 tlcal body of Christ be no longer suf fered to U rent and torn, but that by' harmony and cooperation of men's minds, and likewise by the concord of their wlll, unity of faith mid com munion ma at last prevail throughout the world of men. "Thanking you. then, that you hae thought well to request tho aid ami sup port of the ltum.ui poutllT In expediting jour worth!, prifjeot, his Holiness e presses his earnest desire that the end may answer jour expectation. He asks the same of Christ Jesus with fervent praxers. all the more because, with tho olce of Christ Himself sounding before and bidding him. he knows that he him self, us the one to whom all men have been glxen over to be fed. Is the source and cause of the unity of the church." Cardinal Gas-pun I also wrote In regard to a request to publish lus letter. "The august intlff therefore kindly pi ruiits that copies of m letiers, which,! thorn" i a faithful, are jet but a faint portrait of the pontifical love, shall be sent to all to whose welfare and peace1 jou believe they will contribute. "It Is n pbasure to repeat the en couragement that the aid and earnest prajers of the Human pontiff will never be lacking to any one who, having freed himself from prejudiced opinions, with a true and sincere will strives with all his strength that the unity of faith and fellowship Instituted by Christ and built upon Peter may be reslored and that all who are enrolled In the name of ("lirls tiau may betake themselves to the bosom of the one most loving Church, and may be Joined and associated as members I with Christ the head " I Pliiiineil llefnre I he Wnr. The Welti lte C II Anderson,! Ulshcp of Chicago, said in mldrrsslrig the eomeiitlnn and outlining its work that' the question might well be lu-kcd would 1 not a united '.hurch havo prevented the' war Hubert H. Gardiner, secretary of the conference, stolen nun It was just two dajs lieforc the war started that a doputation w.is to have sailed to see the I "ope tft talk unity of faith and com munion, , The present meeting l the third at tempt to arrange plant; for a rV con ference looking toward church unity i , throughout tho world. The late J. P. 'Morgan left SlOrt.ono for the further-1 ance of this work, and the Itev. Dr. W. ' T. Manning, rector of Trinity parish, 1 Is chairman nf the executive committee of the Joint commission appointed to arrange for a conference on f.ilt'i and order. The conference Is attended by leading rtpresentatUes of twenty denominations. Including the Protestant lOplscopal Church, tho llaptlst. Congregational, Ills-, clples of Christ, Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, Presbyterian, 1'nlti'd Presby lerlnn, Prcsbyteiiau Reformed and tho Society of Friends .Strangely enough, though the confer 1 encn Is being held In the cathedral tow n l of Hlshop llurgess, no notice win i given to the Hlshop. It had been In- . ! correctly reported that the meeting would be callisl at St. Paul's Cathedral I Instead of the hotel. Dr. Maiming quickly , paid n call Uhmi Hlshop llurgess soon alter the meeting began. TO CENSOR MAIL FROM U. S. t llrlmln Watch All Postal Mat- trr, Ilicoiiilnur mill OiiIkoIiik;, Special Cnble Ieiatrh to Tux Sim, IONPON. Jan. 4, In addition to the eluborate censorship of all outgoing mall, F.nsland has Instituted a complete censorship of all Incoming malls, includ ing newspapers. This means Unit all correspondence between Great llrltaln nnd America will be censored, The mall alsiaril the American liner i fit, Louis, which arrived on January 2, . has not yet been delivered, The cor-1 reioiiderit of Tun Sun Ih Informed that this delay U due to tho new system of censorship. It W expected, however, that within a short time such delay will 1 not exceed twenty-four hours, j Tho rensou for this new development 1 Is not given, ' I Delirious lleerfoot Farm Pannage, i Thev cost more try them unit as wiiv Mad ! th farm, Ssuthboroufh, Mast. Adv. TEUTONS FORCED TO QUIT CZERNOWITZ i Ittissians Command Capital of the Htikowina, Menacing Their Lines. MACKKXSEN FEAHS A TRAP If Pushed Tnto Rumania His Position Would Be. Like Allies' at Salonica. Sprtial Cn,lr DttMtch to Tint srx l.oNtiON,.liur. t, Despatches from Pet rograd report that the Austrian-, and Germans have evacuated Czernowitr. as a result of the Russian occupation of the heights commanding the tit)-. It Is Mated that the Russian successes prevent the. Teutons from using the Cirrnowitx-Zalescikl Railroad, Z.tlescikl ts about twenty miles north of Ciiernowltz, The moln line running northwestward from Ciernowlts Is the only other rallro.nl which can be used In this section by the Teuton forces for supply or retreat. Czeniowltr. Is only eight miles from the northernmost corner of Rumania. From the llukowina capital to where the Carpathians touch the Rumanian bonier the distance Is nbout fifty miles. Only If the Teutons were positively assured against a. possible attack by Rumania at a later stage of the new Russian of fensive could they afford to retain their lines on the Rumanian border. In view of the uncertainty of Ru mania's future attitude and repeated as sertions that "a strong military' show ing" on the part of the Russians might Induce her to Join the Allies actively. It Is not believed that Field Marshal von Mackensen will risk being- pushed against King Ferdinand's frontier, fur the Russians with their apparently re enforced und well equipped arnij" could easily drle southward Id the Carpa thian, and thus bottle up the Teutons. Irr that event the Austrian and German forces would be In the same position as the Allies were In Macedonia; the)-would have to accept what might be a decisive hittle or retreat Into the neutral terri tory of Rumania. That kingdom, how ever. Is not In the same position toward the Teutons as Greece was toward tho Hnterite's troops, hut. on tho contrary-, is generally conceded to be morally pro Ally. The flghtlnr In tho nuknwina. particu larly the Russian offensive there. Is. however, absolutely Interdependent on the developments on the northern part of the battle line, and the Russian suc cess In the south can be assured only by an equally continued and successful of fensive In Vollijnla, If the Czar's troops fall to keep up their progress Irr the north and allow the Germans to turn from the defensive to the offensive Rovnn, the one stronghold In the Volhy nlan fortress triangle remaining to Rus sla. will be menaced. Its capture, fol lowed by a Teuton drive eastward, would endanger the Russians In the same waj as Russian progress In the llukowina will endanger the Teutons. The Austrian otllcial statement elves a vivid Idea of the violent character of tho fighting. It says : The battle in Fast Gallcla Is still going on. Russians continue their at tempts to break through our lines, but everywhere they were repulsed. Near Toperauotz bitter hand to hand lighting Is taking place, especially In the destroyed trenches near Hegshaus. east of Raranoze, where the Sixteenth Infantry Regiment again distinguished Itself. Russian attarks northeast nf Okna and against the bridgehead at I'scleczko and northeast of Iluczacz failed. Russian losses are appalling. In ten kilometers of a district ?.30il dead Russians were counted. Of several Russian battalions, who, according to their own reports, when engaged In battle numbered 1,000, only 1.10 came back. The Czar, during a review yestordaj-, addressed the Chevaliers of the Order ol St George tho Russian military or der conferred only for heroism In battle. In the course of his speech the Czar said: "I will not conclude peace until we have expelled the last enemy from our territory, and I wilt conclude this jieace only with the full ais-onl of our allies, to whom we are bound rit by paper treaties but by true friendship." BAY STATE MAY TAX INCOMES. 'J.IMIO F.xemptlon, I Per Cent. All F.arillnua. Rostov, .Ian. 1 A reiKirt recommend ing an income tax was tiled with the legislature to-day by a ssHial commis sion of taxation. Tills was in response to a decisive popular vole favoring such a constitutional amendment. The suggestion of the commlFshm Is for a law taxing Incomes not taxable at the source, tflth certain exemptions, nt per cent, and Incomes from profes. slons, employments, trades and Ursine-, at I'd per cent, this class also being subject to certain exemptions. The com mission figure that hardly one-seventh of the four billion dollars of known wealth In the State Is taxed. Fumed Incomes above IS.ono, with SSO0 additional exemption for a husband or a wife, and S250 for each minor child, will Is1 taxed under the promised liw NEW HAVEN ROAD BEGS AID. Appeiils to Oilier Lines foe Hiiulnes In lielleve Freight ("onurat Ion. HohtiO.', Jan. '. The New Haven Ra'l road Is striving to relieve freight con gestion and with that purpose In ew. President Flllott lias telegraphed to every railroad head east of the .Missis sippi R'ver and north of the Potomac River, trying to borrow locomotives. The effort has been almost futile because the railroads are all In about the same fix. Mr. Elliott has been able to lease only three fniglit locomotives from the Lack awannn Railroad, lie also has wiieil Lord Sliaughnessy, president of the Ca nadian Pacific, asking for help. KERENS RUSHED TO HOSPITAL. TaUen From Nt. I.iinla to .lohiin Hopkins on Fast I'rulii. Hai.timohk, Jan. 4. Richard 0. Kerens, former Ambassador to Austria, ent red Johns Hopkins Hospital to-day as a patient after a hurried trip from his home in St, Louis. He Is under the direct care of Dr. Hugh II, Toting und occupies a suite In the James Iluch.iuan llriuly urologlcnl clinic. KKAIIOARI) FLORIDA LTD. trie P. M. from I'innu. Station. Quickest, finest train tatouth vis shnrteM. moat nttroctlr rout. Seaboard Air Line nr., H 14 Broadway, jtiv. Conscription in Commons; Sir John Simon designs on Eve of Historic Debate in Parliament. FAILURE OP DERBY SCHEME ADMITTED Over 1.000,000 Single 3leii Among the "Slackers." Id-port Shows. tptriat Cable lietpattK to Tub Scs. I.oNtON, Jan. 5 (Wednesday). The "compulsory service" bill, designed to change the military sjstem of Great llrltaln from one of voluntary enlistment to that of "modllled conscription," wilt be introduced In the House of Commons to-day by Premier Asqulth. The mnlir feature of the bill will be the emisonerlng of the army authorities to call to the ilois everj' single mall who fulled to offer himself for military service under the Derby voluntary re cruiting plan. It Is understood that no peri.iltles will be prescribed, ns when unattiwted single men arc called Into the army the- will thereby be subject to military' law. Hitter opposition to the measure Is ex pected, lmt It Is cnncesled that the Gov irnment will lie able to forie the bill through both the upper and lower houe. Kisicli marking speeches are ex pected to be delivered by Frontier As qulth nnd lrd Kitchener In the lloue of Commons and House of Ixirds, re spectively. Whatever may be the fate of the own-pulsorj- service bill It Is almost a cer tainty that It will cause a radical reor ganization If not the downfall of the Asqulth Cabinet, The Cabinet has already lost one nf Ita members, the resignation of Sir John Simon, Home Secretarj-, being officially announced. Neither Chancellor of the Exchequer McKenna nor President Runclman of the Hoard of Trade has yet followed tho lead of Sir John Slnwn In resigning. The sjlnts of sillcy will oh they raised as to the size of the army and lalsir de nials' of trade have not Is en settled by the Cabinet. Then- lus been another "wtOnement, and the Cabinet has not been summoned fo: to-day. Following a long Cabinet session on conscription. Premier Asqulth made pub lic In the House of Commons the resig nation of Sir John Simon from the portfolio of Secretary of State for Home Affairs. Sir John Is opposed to conscrip tion In any form. llrenL Wns llxiieelrd. The break In the coalition Cabinet over the question of conscription has bem predicted for ecveral days, and the Premier's announcement of the Home Secretarj's resignation was more In the nature of a continuation than a surpnsv. The Premier himself Is in a dlttii tilt posl lion In face of the opristton from other members of his Cabinet. Strong pres. sure Is being brought to bear on him from many sourcis not to yield the points deiuaiule.l by Mr McKenna atnl Mr. Runclman. It Is probable that unless the compul sion bill undergoes modifications other resignations from the Cabinet will follow. I.otd Derby's recruiting llgun-s, nlsiui which tile conscription tight wages, were made public In the form of a Parlla mental) paper. They show that between October 2 and December 15 1.15rt,iinn out of 2,17?. 231 single men and .(,:.Z6 out of 2.S32,2in married men presented themselves for service Tills brings out the surprising feature that fi! per cent o? the married men of military age In the kingdom responded to the Oi.ll. as iwnlnsit 53 Per cent nf the single men. Tile published report comirms tho lesa dsllnite previous refsirt that lord Derby's recruiting scheme had failed. Exempting 37S.071 single men In "pre ferred positions" In the Government eery-Ice there are still irl,liUi single men of military age available for service. It is probable that the Government bill will ill these to the colors Immediately. Premier Asqulth said that he would ileal with the figures of the Derbj re cruiting remilts when tho compulsion bill is Introduced. Finn llsi-ly Flulil. Dealing with the situation created lie the Introduction of the compulsory bill, the Liberal group opposed to conscrip tion has announced lis intention of di viding against the Hist reading of the bill or against the closure If It s pro posal It Is not Isileved tliat t lie Speaker will permit the closure to h" Invoked In such circumstances. This means at least two dajs debate on the first rending Whips are reserving Frl daj as a contingency in case the bill Is not proceeded with by Thursday Some Consen.itlvos are suggcstlne that the bill go over to next week, Imping to draw out tho debate toward Hie end of the ii i, in 1 1 1 ill order lo bold up until the last moment the bill to ex tend the life of P.-iillamenl. if a gen eral election Is to lie molded this bill must be passed before January 30 The Conservatives hope that the coutitij will thus be plunged Into a general elect'. m so that the Tor) Interests can appeal to the electorate with the cry of "com pulsion for the sl icker." There will be a labor congress Thins daj and the antl.ipatlon of some prom inent labor leaders is that Arthut Hen derson, the I'.i i liaitieriliit-y labor leader, may get a majority of the labor oto lo supHiit the Hal eminent. Vliniinus op position to compulsion will :ii any r in' be offered by tho Independent Lunar p.. it. v. II Is evident that ,-ip.n t fiom the fur tunes of the bill there might be a breakup of the Go eminent if there me ruij more resignations. There Is the fur ther possibility that some ambitions Ministers In f.ivoi- of compulsion, among whom Isird Cur.on and Llojd George arc reckoned, nmj consider that it Is in their Interest to seize on tile opposition offered to the compulsory bill ns nil ex cuse for n general election The belief Is cherished In some quarters lli.it If the cn of "compulsion for slackers" weie raised by the Tories with the si.iqsirt of Lloyd George they 'could get n kh.ikl majority from the counlr Lord Dei by In his lepnrt stales that tunny men who would wlllmvly serve fln.l thttn-ehes buried b) domestic or financial business obligations, mid that tills applied especially In the prol'i s- hlonal and commercial men. "The catiVMs shows very distinctly that It Is not want of coinage whlua Is Is Up To-day Cabinet SpUl TAW , tlJI? Sir John Simon. keeping those men back," I,ord Derby sas In his rersiit, which continues: "The chief dllllculty was the unrelia bility of 'starting,' which was a distinct hindrance to the canvass, especially In lie rural and semi-rural areas, where un fairness was caused by many men who wrongly claimed that they had been 'starred.' The Inequality of the treat ment of farmers was most detrimental." Simultaneously with the publication of these figures came a call to the colors for all tho-e single men between the ages of 23 and 2t who enlisted In the Derby campaign. Miners Stillch VleMS. The (ouncll of the South Wales Miners Federation, at a meeting last night, adopted a resolution cxpres-tlng the view that compulsion was preferable to de. feat. The council 'ltd not, however, re voke lt previous tesulutlon against con scription. The Ulster Unionists, at a meeting last night presided over by Sir lMward Carson, declared the proposed exclusion nf Ireland from compulsion Is "an Insult and humiliation to the loyal and pa triotic population." The l),iu Mail s.is: "The hostility of the Nationalists to the compulsion bill continues to decrease as the belief grows that Ireland will be excluded." The ,'i in'iii; .S(nr says: "Tlio-e who know- Ireland have no Il lusions In regard to the fatal conse quences which would How from any at tempt to coerce Irishmen. The thought of bloodshed In Iteland appals us, 1. the House of Commons look well before It leaps" Spesklng in the House of Commons vesterd.iy of the lalr unrist Mr Lloyd George said: "The alleged latsir revolt. Is far more a revolt against the official leaders of trade unionism than against the Gov ernment. For months on the Clyde, for Instiino. there lias been a strnuj syn dicalist movement trying to overthrow the official leaders of trade unionism. The difficulty or the Ministry of Mu nitions on the Clyde arie-e from the fact that there Is ,i powerful organization working with great skill to overthrow fhe re'ognlzed leaders of organized labor there This movement does not repre seni a majority of labor. It consists onl.v of a powerful minority " ASSAILS LLOYD GEORGE. Labor Member In House Calls On Minister to Iteslun. Speri'if ''able he, pitch to The Srv 1iNiKiN. Jan I -In the course of n dls.'U."siiin in the House of Commons to day regarding the supresslon of the Glas gow l.ilsir organ. Foncuni, Minister of Munitions Lloyd Georae was assailed by Robert L. Southwaite, Lalsir member from Henley, who "lioule.l : "Let the Minister of Munitions re sign !" , i Foi'iennf was suppressed. It Is re-, ported. liMiise It published comments on the recent speech of Llovd George lie- fore a meeting of labor representatives In Glasgow In which he nesertcd that I'nclaiiil faces defeat In the war unless labor does Its share. SAYS KAISER'S POWER OF SPEECH IS GONE 1'iiris ".Miitin"' Hcrlfirps. Km pprnr Surely lln ('.'iin'iT nf Throiif. I'viiis. Jan 1 The .Wflffn detiaies. in spite of ilen.als. that the German Fin peror i- siilTirlng from cancer of the throat and Is no longi r able to speak. The Matin s:iv - . "In I'ebiiniiv. PHI, the doi'tci were considering whether It was necessary to remove the entire larynx In order to Mi) the progiess of the disease That i .used the qinstion as lo whether the Hinpeioi would be able to speak If such mi operation wire pei formed The leading specialists, of every capital In Hurope were loiisiilieil. It was learned that an eminent surgeon of Purls had, by iiiici'ting an aiiilbial larynx and .1 breathing nil pening into the trachea, lestoied the powei of speech to can- ' (emus patients who had liuileigone total ablation of the alTcctnl organs. "This doctor, whose name the lndii withholds foi icnsons of piofesson i etiquette, was asl.nl lo go to Iteiiln b the German Ambassador He wns olTeieil I no. in. n francs i vjn.onil) and all his ex penses, and was requested tn bring nith lilm a patient who li.nl I n llttt-i) with the apparatus, so tint the llmpernr might see If lie was able to speak. "Meanwhile us a result of a minor operation with a bisloiii.v and a few weeks' absolute rest, the Ihnpeior's con dition Inipioved, as Is often tile case In this disease, the pmgros of which Is Inipl.i. able but slow. It Is another operation of this kind which has Just been peifoi Hied Hut it Is onl.v pallia-' live The German Kmporur must either make up his mill. I lo compl le lemovnl of tile l.'U'MIx i" be slltleil b the ci on I h "iiils explains wil) Hie I'.inpeior went neither to Warsaw, Constantinople, nor j Rrussels " I I f 5. -.atJaBBBBaK , WILSON DEFERS AGTIONjAWAITS PERSIA PROOFS Declares Situation Grave Wants Congress lo Avoid Intemperate Talk. STAND OX AtiMAMKXT XOT YET Dl'iTEtiMIXED j Americans May tie. Warned Xot to Go on Liners Carrying Guns. r.v.VfiTrrv thim mi attp ...... V- . . DISCUSSI0X LIKELY 3rore Affidavits to -Show Vessel Was Torpedoed Are Sought. r VON T1KPITZ CONFERS WITH THE KAISER f penal Cable He flitch to Til it Sf", IlKiiLDt, via Amsterdam, Jan. 4. Grand Admiral von Tlrpltz con ferred with the Kaiser to-day. It Is believed the discussion dealt, with the sinking of the P. U O. liner Per slit In tho Mediterranean. The German press lias been for bidden to print nny comment on the sinking of the Persia. Amlmssador Gerard has asked the Foreign Office In behalf of the United States Government to In form him of the nationality of the submarine which sank the Persia. Wsi!inotos', Jan. 4. Two uncer tainties apriear fo tnnd In the way of an Immediate climax In the situation caused by the lati-st subniatlne activ ity. These uncertainties are First Whether the United States Government can prove on evidence of fact that the Itritlsh liner Persia wm mink by a submarine and can tlx the nationality of the undersea boat. Second Whether this Government on the b.isls of International law- can contend that the passenger liner, armed for defence, is entitled to Im munity from attack without warning. Until the American Government Is cer tain of Its ground on th.e two point Its final position cannot be determined either In leganl to a demand for nslresn In the case of the Persia or as to tho future twllcy of the Unlteil Statm on the entire submarine controversy. Only two additional despatches relat ing to the nttiiok on the Persia had been received up to a late hour to-night. The trt was from Consul-General Skin ner at I-ondon and stated that in the list of survivors published hv the Hrlt Ish Admiralty the name of Consul Ma Neely did not appear, all hough that of Charles H. Grant of llosti.n, the only other American known to have In en on board, did. More Altldnslla s,M,u,, The second desp.it, h was from Con sul Kehlingir at Malta, a paraphrase of which follows . "Hleven survivoisiif the Persia landed at Malta .lainiarv 3, in. lulling Lord Montagu. Seven of the ludl.t'i un 'ii'iers of the crew weie p eked up it.i't u a damaged llfebn.it by the Ch.nes. steamer Hlug I'rinw All s.iv the I'ers.i was torpedoed without watn.ng ' Immediate!) upon te. .ivng th'- des p.ltrh Secretary Lirsng il'ie.liil 'hat a cablegram be -cut to fonsnt ie.!',ccr requesting that l,e o'o.iiii .ifllilavit" from all these survivois as to whit e.n h ac tually saw to convince bun th it the ship WHS torpedoed ll Ih. i 'deliee thus far in the hands of t'.e 1 'epai ftu i on Ihls point, am! fiat n-.l swot-. i, was the statement of the se.'oii.l ,,r! Hromley, of the Persia, that lie i.iw I wake of a torpedo. nil sinii n .lei.e bv Itself, official are ini .Hied to be lleve. Is of doubtful value Hvcrv Indication to-d.iv pointed fo the likelihood that the use nf the p, sn will drift into the leilui of illp'o.n.ii discussion The on re t'.-n-i lti.il the United States h,i- not et m.i.te up "i niind as to how it will si mil on I ' question of iiiniiiiiiltv for niei linm - sels which are ii'ineil with guns, seem to indicate that the snlip-. i Is ileb.nai.ie and that this Government ,,iniiot de cllne lo enter Into a iliploniatli di'i ns sum If Austria or anv ol ier o' lb U'ltral I'owirs i esponsihl,. for tie tack on the Persia -i.ks lo r.ili D m question Nrii s,,,l, murine Problem. Slate Depru tiiient ot'l .i,is nil-nil'i ilav Hint t'ie miestioii was a n." In the siibtiiaiiin colli rovei sv I- u added that the ni'e" which i'.e I n Slt.iles iolot.li.il III til, liel'illMl.ll cl ival, ill will' 'l tile fght of in. i' h ii li. to cart-v a limited number of small u for defensive pntpoes w is ronei -s had heel adopted before the snliii M' campaign h.nl dev, loped n I w " c iinililol'ing sub'tini Ine aft l is Willie It was iiuiile clear Hi.',' Government has not t decided wlnn or not It was It will statu! bv thoic e.ulv tn 'iitMi.ir, nt Hint ibis oiiest .... the right f n incM hantuiitu In un.' I IISSUIIII I n lil. ice of (list imtioi I in.e the nreseul sliuiiiiini and that tin tlenient of 11 I- l.I.elv lo lead ImH i diplomatic i-in-i-i-pomlencc In so far ns Ihe i c-e of the Prr-lf, open lo ilist'ii-"- on lo jusi n.. -Illy licutetiess of lb, fin. i'". i i 'tit, .1 Nntvvithst.iiuPi.tr 'In ..it, which elst ill tin nil" .U of ' 11 ii .j otlli Ull.-. 1'r s de"' ' "' 1 ' I' pilbb. 0 .' li" i - ' " lit', m no unnci -saiy ilel.n . .1. . 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