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Snow to-day; probably fair to-morrow. Highest temperature yesterday, 30: lowest, 2(3. Hetalltd weather, mall and marine upoils un page 1 .'. IT SHINES FOPv ALL VOL. LXXXIIL NO. 166. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1916. Copyright, J916. by the Sun I'mttng and I'ubHMng Aoclatto,i. 58 PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. HUNT CHEF AS SOUP POISONS 150ATFEAST rolit'i' Sny They Found Deadly Drugs in 'the Cook's Room. Hundred Men Made Up U.S. TO ACCEPT the Baff Murder Fund I U BOAT DECREE, OFFICIALS SAY Police Get Confessions Showing Plot Was Hatched Among Business Enemies of Poultryman Only a Dozen in Pnnei Ring Knew Killing Was Afoot. EXPECT TO ROUND UP ALL THE CONSPIRATORS Acquiescence- Expected De spite British Threat of Trade Reprisals. CHOXKS HAD JOIN KD AX ANARCHIST BAND Archbishop Mundelein De nies Religious Persecu tion Was Responsible. Ckkuo, Feb. 12. The ollc! are fcuntin to-night for Jean Crone. assist r.t chef of the University Club, where 150 guests at the banquet to Archbishop Mundelein were poisoned by soup on Thursday nlsht. The order for his nr rtt went out from police hfadquaiters to-day. Dr. Roblnjon, health officer, has or iired a further analysis of the roup to Sad cut how much poison there was In it. The polue who searched Crone' loom M d that they found many botlles lab elled "pulson." Tne first suspicion of the man," 11. J. Pohfriy manager of the club, told Capt. ColllnJ. "came when lie failed to repoit for fork on Friday. -! top of that we pot h m t lerlous ephar.e call at the club from a man "lerlav. He ashed the chef be tn-fo-T.ed he was sick and would be off d-'y mm time This rail came from lie miwlns man. Went til III llooill. -I ,ool,ed up the records and Rot the mime and address of the man. and H,2iin fiuiil that vvns spent In procuring the murder of llarnet Haff. They were assessed from $2.". to $100 apiece, ac cording in the state of llielr poekelbooks and the degree of their haired of the merchant who hail exposed , the "poultry trust" and whom thry accused of strid ing to prosperity ocr the ruin of their limine?. Twenty-live of thise men met In a loom near West Washington Market the day before llaff was shot and agreed that the situation demanded "emergency measure." Among the tventy-fle only a dozen knew that murder was afoot. All the other of the hundred who sub scribed to the fund were fooled by an Inner rliiK "f conspirators Into believing that the moiuy wa to be used In some legitimate way. possibly In lawsuits, to "put Hart In hi place." The smallest share of the blood money distributed Hfter the uiunler by Ippollto Oreco. the middleman and paymaster. In his Harlem saloon, went to little Joe Atcolla, the KUiiman who, according to the police nnd the District Attorney, ha confessed that he nnd another gunman shot llaff. Utile Jne, described by hi comrade a a "IkhiIi," got only $100. The largest shim-, $1,010, was retained by i'a master Uieco a hi commission. The .'Murder Pit; roll. The second gunman he ha not been found and may be dead received Slut) Tho two Zafarano brothers, Uluscppc and Antonio, who ate pictured a hav ing served as lookout for the murder crew and who are held as "witnesses." came In for $30o uplece. The third look out, Carnilne 1)1 Paolo, also In custody, Neatly ino men tontilbuled to the i pendent juice wele controlled by a Kroup wno niter organized the Live 1'oul try Dealer Association. Huff Instead of being content to receive live poultry from the Wet and sell wholesale at prices fixed by the association, established Ilk own slaughter house and also four re tail stores In addition to his wholesale shop In Wet Washington .Market. He was the chief witness against the trust In the trials that resulted In thllteen convictions. Having started the fight which opened TO BAR ARMED SHIPS AND WARN V0YAGKI.S SHAKEUP IN BRITISH WAR OFFICE NEAR i Radical Chanres Expected as Prelude to a More Vig orous Campaign. ' CONGRESS BENT ON MILITIA EXPANSION IN DEFIANCE OF ALL EXPERTS' WARNINGS RUMOR AGAIN SAYS KITCHENER WILL (iO Wasiumito.m. Feb. 12. The State Department has lecelved from Ambas sador Hemid at Berlin tho fu.l text of licTiiiuiiv' memorandum relating to her the New York market to more than one , intention nfler Match 1 to muck all )ZV'r: ! T.'' armed enemy merchantmen without favors from an auction company that ...it. wrKamzeii nere. lie obtained car loud without having to go to the auc tion company and bulled the market. Then, accotding to his rivals, he forced the small retailers to buy of him at an advance on the market prices, lis then, hi competitors alleged, sold chickens at his retail stole at low prices, which drove his rivals out of business. They accused him In effect of helng a "poultry trust' all by himself nnd of ruining them. In the light of what the police now know nl,)ut the Haff murder a notice that he received nnd posted In hi office on March 20. 19H, gains new slgnltl ennce. It read : "Haff Is under the ban bv the New York Huyers Association and by the Live Poultry Dealers Association." Under this notice Han wrote: "I have been asked to give up mv four distributing market. I refused their demand, have not lost courage and will tight to a finish." MiinlnK" Cm-Is I'ro.nl.ed. On the night of the murder. Novem ber 24. I'M I, the police and District At torney Whitman made up their minds that It was the icsult of a trade con spiracy. Nothing has dcveloned in the wearisome search that started that night chauffeur, Frank Ferrara, there was J 1 DO In hand before ho started the . th IMn.ird Monagltan, assistant man- )n)Wn touring car on It excursion from of 'h chili. I went to me ' Harlem to West Washington Market. Mftiue immune ini msm. ""; ( and sinu more in the nn.u division. To there a I'l'le after midnight. I found ,,u.0 ,n,,r ,,, wno Mti Ur.eo $1.S50 the p'.a.-e to be a rooming house ion ilu-ttd bv a woman. Wc to'.d the woman the name of the trin and she led us to his room on the ulrJ floor We were astounded when we saw the la out of thing. The llrst thing t attracted my attention was the hottlM. and when we examined them c'.ertly c found they comprised what appeared to he ' a" complete- chemical .aBOTator. T''e bottle labelled cyanide contained t'out two ouncm nnd the others were mip'y or partly filled. I que tioned the woman owner, who e.ntd 'o l.e a very nice worn m. and ol.l me the occupant of the room Inneirtlnneil vesterdav bv New Yolk lie left 'lie hu ldlng alsiut 11 o'clock Wednes- tectlves a to the relation between the. inurdem, but he ilii' r s'", the night before the iMtiquei, arn nevir tetuined. "She told me that about noon on Wrrinetd.iv the nvin left the looming rc-i.e mrr ng a black bag. She said he iril uier In the afternoon without ' ; m5 She told pa the mm teemed ' -oj-t and a'-te.l oddly Wednesday ' Police In l.e Untiles, Mi u' everything In Crones room 1 :f punctiliously lnbelll and the fi s i) Is oKservtd; the bottles, booke i'' Jr" J:lIr .!h' opinio... A'hlKh offlctal nui jestenlay that when the authori ties were able to lay all the known fact before the public they would vrove ".mazing." The uatti-.e of the "emergency" which required the elimination of Haff and which was discussed by twenty-five of the consplratois the Joy before the mur der Is known to the police, but could not he publicly Illuminated yesterdav. It was recalled, however, that llaff hn.i suits pending against twenty-five men In the poultry trnde, most tf them "kosher kll'er." On the day he was killed he was to havu jmlnled oi.tv.to n process seiver a nmri who owed idtn money and for whom ho had obtained a summons, un the same dav he was to have signed an fflilavlt charging per Juty against a "kosher k"Ier" whom he clanged with giving false evidence In a lawsuit In trie coiitfe uf the earlv Han In vestigation by the District Attorney Joe Cohen, known as chief of the chicken handlers, and his brother duke were nr rested on a charge of having assaulted A. T Pearson, u fliend of' Riff. They were ld in the extraordinary ball of t2.,00n each, which was reduced to 115,- i.ner trie Irotheis Here released was awarded. These were the payment a attested by Arcolla and Keirara eterday In an other instalment of their serial confes sion. They account for all of the t4.200, which was the entire fund ii known to these two men. The police seem to have reason for a suspicion that tho purse as originally made up amounted to SS.OOO, and that SUU was kept out of I recti's hands as a reserve to pro vide for protection of the conspiring cn- I picked out sis or more different I ,,mi, f itarf.' bottles labelled poison. Among these. T1 1)0iic,. djcve that the IS Oil was li-Mls were ones which read: 'Arsenic.' . p,1Pnt i.t ear in IihvIik Oreco hWelf Cj.initle of ootafcstum, mercuious nil-1 utlU-J In the Harlem "murder i-table," r.t and "opi-er salts. and perhaps In the murder of liaeinnu Lomonte. who was a friend of several of the assassins concerned In the de.ah of Baff. For the murder of l.oinonte Antonio Iinnelezzo Is waiting his turn In Ihe elertrlc chair at Sing Sing. He was 1 ei: If I.amonte and !iJ.T vvoludu't say a wold, Suspect lllsmpiirnrs Krom I'ollce Headiiuarter here ho.' gone ,i request to the police or otn-r' cities to arrcrt a certain man who In the confessions of Arcolla and Cerrara is represented as having stove I near Wet Washington Market when the murder gang arrived to kill Haff and said to them. "1 know what you're after; make a good "ob of It." This man Is wanted .. film nnr llllZtT II I I 111" l-Ull-Mlll ils. 3 1. i we-c taken l.y tire ponce. , "", hkin. . from ,t,e ines- 'ge ordering the arrest 0 ,' ,.. '.... n .n. warning. As forecast. Ocrmany In the mcinorandum takes the position that armed merchantmen of a belligerent Tower are to be regarded as auxiliary ships of war. -A similar memorandum from the Austrian Oovernhient U be lug forwarded to Washington by Am bassador l'enfle'd nt Vienna. The position of the l.'nlled States re garding the Teutonic iirogmmme will be announced next week. It I expected, officials uf the State Department pri vately are admitting that whichever course ihe l'resldent decides to take the result Is certain to lead to complica tion. Informally the diplomatic repie5enta tives here of the Kntentn l'oweis at ready have given the State Department to understand that acquiescence by the 1'nlted States In the contention of tier man) that she bus the right to ngurd armed merchant ships as war vessels will bring forth :i vigorous protest. There is even talk tunung the Entente chancelleries heie ofN trade reprisals against the American tloverume.it. Killed Sanvtlon of I . . On the other hand, no sveret s made of the fact In Oernmn elides mat the German l'oielgn Otllce confidently ex pects the United States to reverse It ! sltlon and admit the Justice of the Teu tonic decree. This confidence, It I said, Is based not only on the fact that the l'nlted States already has urged by ln- dtntlce notes to the Kntente Powers that their veseels of commerce be disarmed, but has given notice of th fact In these same communication that the American Oovr nnwnt wrt Tmrsrraerltir the-rta-blllty of changing Its rubs and refusing armed merchant ships th port privileges EXPERT VIEWS ON MILITIA PLAN. Ex-Secretary of War Elihu Root Ail effective army must be built up on the principle of nationul control. This cun never be attained by developinjr forty-clf-ht different bodies: under officers appointed by forty-ciirht different Governor, and up to the time ut war, under the direction of forty-eight different commanders in chief. Brie-Gen. A. L. Mills, Chief of the Division of Militia Affairs, on the defects of Ihe National Guard A certain decree of inefficiency in methods of administration and trninini;; luck of uniform and effi cient .standard of physical examination; low nttendunce at assemblies for drill inRtruclion; luck of cooperation between the States; lack of uniformity in the military codes of the several State'', no two of which are alike, and lack of cure of Federal property. Major-Gen. Leonard Wood The militia has done all men and olTi cers enn do under a rotten system. I am not criticising them at all. The militia has 1 ."0,000 officers nnd men enrolled, but when I say they can turn out 00,000 men in fairly good condition I think 1 have slated the limit. You might turn out more, but they would be untrained and of little value. Ex-Secretary uf War Henry L. Stimton Under the Federal Con stitution, the National Guard is primarily a State force instead of a national reserve, and I do not believe that any effective national citi zens' army can he created out of a force dominated by forty-eight sovereignties. History and statistics show this beyond peradventurc. Ex-Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison Under such a system militia mobilization for war will again be attended with confusion, delay and embarrassments, and campaigns will probably be attended with disaster. Tilt! MliS printed lt Tuewlsy tslilej despatch from its correspondent In londiin stating that radical disuses In the War Ofttre nere being considered and that l.nrd Kllrlirner might realm. An official denial of the rumor that laird Kitchener would resign na Issued In Louden on Hie follow ing day. The following drtpatrli. further ronflrmlng lies report, was received from TUK Nl'N't London ctirrcMindeiit jester, day morning, urtrr being held up for al most lHent-fnur hours by the enor. .tt'fiul nblr DtsiMt'i I" Tilt. Si UiNPOV, Keb. 11, C..10 1'. M, (delayed by tensor). Tho coriespoudent of 1 HE SfN hears from a source of the very highest authority that Important changes affecting the administrative control of tho Wtir Office and having great Influ ence on the more vigorous piosecution; of ihe war during the summer campaign u-lll ifiii t.ln.M ultliln a few dav. The irxtxsxiffiQ GERMAN SHIPS, .ITALIANS IN FIRST Although the uiiior has not .vet crys tallized Into anything definite the facts are well known ill political circle do'o to the Cabinet. A straw showing whnh way the wmJ , blow I the growing importance of the dutle which Sir William Itobertson. new ' chief of the tteneral Staff, Is undertak ingduties which have hlthetto been t exclusively in the hands of Lord Kitchener. Next week Parliament will meet, and as an outcome of pertinent uuestluus whli are to bo put interesting revela tions ale expected and also the an nouncement of Important chargt. An Influential position proKibly will be found for I-ord Deiby. It Is significant In till connection that Ixird Kitchener did not attend yesterday's war council, which was the biggest on record. In- Jsi'iiiite Committee Turns In Phil tslniri" Kxiiciiiiicnt I'm Aid. OFFICIAL CIIAUACTKi; F01I SHIMKJi CAMPS Scheme Offered as ;i Com promise for Continental Army Propositi. TO (ilVK 3I0XKV KOI.' THE LXSTIiTCTlOX lloiie Mill Not ns Sweeping as the National Cuanl WanK INTERNED, ESCAPE BALKAN ENCOUNTER ' i Dili' Vi'sM'l Diclips From llui' n Avros, Another I'phii Chilean Port. 11KAZI I. HALTS Til I III) Spieml f Jlle Despatch In Tin. St" I'.fENOs Ati.es. I'eb. 12. Tan in- ludlng nearly all of the most proml- i ,eriled Ret man steamship tscapfd from neiit t lenerals. ! Tboe behind the svene say that an is not perfect harmon between the Wur Otllce. and the Admiralty and that therein Is tu lie found one of the reasons for the coming ciiatufes. The dispute oyer Thev"nifol of ill,- air service, which finally resulted in n viitory for thu War O.llco. created mucn iiuterni-s South Anierlctm port. to-day and are now at sea, Mipplled. according to cur lent r-ports, with ample quantities of coai bv Hermans In South America. ""T-Tfrcf vblciie or tn'j VUtTO'e behind th.- escapes . larking, but It Is pre Mitoed here that the vessels wi.l attempt shies ami after . ..1.....1.. ........A.i I ...... ,inh.ir,Bi.i u Iiih.. i'.tr,.,.r is one " r. :y ""7. . T.'. .,.,,., ..V," " : .;hV. ,i romantic lull, lulu other lier.n, standing go eveu'furt'her and flatly Insist 1 military history, rose from the ranks i.ig equipped vv.ll b u-'d for com nt out. " nu' JO vnrs old Trf,..th f.,. .l.rtt i.,,.l,v Ivi r. in' lied .eviueute iuiki ."" to f -n-iv wore a darl; suit, light c .j o ereo.it, niiite turned down shirt 3i'.i a th , black .ribbon v InUsor t . . .. it... I..... It. .Iknv . mai'Kei aim jisu hi ii.tii.-in. .. LlJ. . - ..... ..n.,w,i lKt week on the tla.v of the mil, icei . incur . ,,n W...-IH about 145 Pounds., ciiauneurs ; ."."-nrd"r lhe police were confident tterday that h would be caught. Mim c. ins al leged accompllceH have been 'otiiul and are being watched by detectives. ... . .1111..! ,!... mi, nf lllOMt ll.in- said to have coma ,,ere i ,iu'n the Invtetlg.ttlon said yesterday he would not b surprueu it ihom oi in? dozen ln-.Ue cotusplrtitom would be rounded up In a tew nays atrt ueui .... m, i.r .-ilontr w th Arcolla. tne gunman, nlived by the Philadelphia , ., 1,1.. ..ntifederntes 111 the actual .uu..sulit.illnl,. There was a Jubilant celebration In certain parts of West Washington .M.ir ket on the day after IWiff died, accord-lir- in infoni'atlon that reached the aid Oapt. i).ti K-i Attorney' olllce y.ter.ia. ' I'h'cUer.s were uieinoute,, f- . Iiir.s. and for thl' reason d i at a was forwarded to thu 11. Louis p'l e ii thu belief he may have re- ti e t'iere lie at other times b.ts ' . , lon w tt .jed by the Philadelphia . 'an( Mlt ,.0f. '. kc i uii aim mo i.os .iiKi-ira luiiii- tt 'hi. ' . nv i vestiBUtlon 1 learned the n a . ,ifi.i was inclined lo mclal 1. and ivjs a follower of Kit ma t!o!d- l I the I. W. W Ci llr. win ar. 1 piper- l:i C.ones's t comers. I'roni Harlem went frlemls of IV rt..n principally vIth anarchy. . n,e gunmen In their Sunday clothea to Tl-ew,,. volirii-s by Krn.ni (io'dman nartuhe of this largesse, ho many iter i.'l a r umber of I. W. W. publications. Lons appeared to know the facts or tho J' as rial bv emnlovees of tho Unl- crlmo that Its Inntlgators became i sitv ltib kitchen Hint Crones was ' frightened and the celebration was BUd- ir -.it t ,,r din- iisltig tnese tneones iieniy sioppe.i. , w,,.t- niinwml h n eilow w Jiket.. tJieco vvns scolded for having allowed JiK.... , a r tr , ,,e an excursion for a t l.en.lstr, ttu.lei.l. ",e part of Little. Italy. The ihauf- i,- i.-ernr.i .ald vestcrday that he A e iier,.. me- Hi.,, of .sear.'h dis- 1 ffur. hernira, ' ' . . 1,.,,-lnu. his ear loajled civ I 'd.i' i rone w.ts a ttldt nt of a cor- lr"vnh'" "'., three were nlenty rcontliif. -.urstf ,n clieniistry. A re- 1 wiiu e Zafiirano brothers l8" momn-.ii, er'pi s.iow.,1 he had paid the Interna- jntci I Im thj Jf ,,s lack r .-fonnato. ies. una . ie..i iiideii . School at Scranton ' ttav. iiut "ii in ltd u a part of his tuition. His chem- '00l ln lh' 13chlnP' riT-oTjrs VV l-'errnrn, the chaufTeur, added huge chunks to his confession yesterday when he learned that Joe Arcolla hud "come all the way through." He sold the mur det was carefully rehearred by all the paitlclpants long before It was 'done. He offeied to show- the vollce just how he and the oilers staged the tragedy If they would take him to the scene. Held Without Hall. .So the coffee colored Ki.it ear was dllven over to West Washington .Market lata yesterday afternoon. l-'errara pointed out the exact snot where, ha said, he had stopped It on the div of Ihe murder nnd three other points to which he shifted It In the course of his ten minutes wait for the return of the gunmen and the lookouts. A police photographer mapped the machine r.nm nil angles In these positions, with Ker- rara sitting nt the wheel. He told the )oiice that Oreco. In his desire to "hae th. Jnh dnn we)!," went so far !r. tho reheiirsnW as to note the time It took for the gunmen to walk over to HafT's office and back to the car. He said that on the day fixed for the murder (Steeo told the gting they would have to do their work without fail, nt Haff whs up io something, the nature of which le-rari did not lenrn, Ten men met 111 ti recti's saloon, said Kerrarn, and all went from iinr.ni to the market, six of them In the automobile with Per rara. As the gunmen started toward the place where they knew Haff would be O recti's, parting Instructions were: "Don't run when you shoot. Wnlk lo the automobile." KerraTa was held without bull bv u Coroner yesterday on u charge of homi cide. He hits i better education than the gunman Arcolla. who learned nil he knows of rending and wilting In the last j few months In the Klmlra and Nnpanoch si dimtira us coi.inrised retorts, test tiit.rs ami nunitrous giats and metal toi tamers HMtivrn said they found four pur t ane. iniule in two different names, In-lt'-atlng t ron.s had used at lca."t one fi ia Mrs, Howard, the landlady at tho h'.u.r ,,t s..) 1'iaiiie avenue, said ' 'mi was a good roomer ; thai ho "' s p-ud a month In advance and Irt'I fl V Think l'l"t Theory llllil. Piecing together Ihe stories of Arcolla. Ferrari ar.d their friends with Informa Hon given by others whose names have o been revealed, the police and the men of the District Attorney's ofllco are con v need that limy were not far wrong In he theses of the Haff killing that vvere "pi . ted In November an.l December. J They suspected then, ns they say ..r. ji. t..i,i .. Uii,.,i , ,i. nuvv. that tlie team or nan bin .ii.iv H. iimnirr. uhv I,.. .1.1 i..- laid at the door of certain rivals lau urn r. ,r fn work on the day ! ,,f uitf In the poultry business and of l. . chicken pullers" thn men who unload Ar.oig I,,. u, e In Ids room were iioultry nt HobrjUpti. 'ui i.irg mi, tilled with giincotton. mtll Haff started bis fight as an Inde- 'r.e of ttin ans, according to Dr. ltobert- ! - , tn ib lit extiiole, but tho others vvers " i d laiigeroiiH, I l'i ItubertMin has onlered the city' tllemitf, ,lrtff , ,M,ceed with the fur-' til"- miatls f iho soup, and tills will" I'"' ti oinpl-ied befoio this afternoon,' ' 1 ii- mi mint of the polton will be determined. GERMANY DECORATES PAPEN. Ilecslled Altnche liela Order of lied KiiKlr, Fourth (lima, Spectat Cahle tfipatclt to Tin: Stv, Pakis, Feb. 12. Tho .Valla trays; "Hid den In an obscure corner of th Herman press Is a notice of the decoration of (apt. von Faix-n, th tterman mllltnry attache ut Washington, who w(h Capt. Hoy-Kd, the naval attache, was re. called at tho r-iuest of tho American Uovrrntnent, Capt. von Pajieii receive, tho Order of the Jled Hagle, fourth claw." that Count IlertistorlT has hem given to understand by Secretsry Lansing mat the American (lovernment had decided to adopt the. C.erman vtewiwlnt. This. Secretary Lansing said to-day. Is n Inference wholly without foundation. He Insisted that the communications to the 1'ntetitn Powers could not be re garded as committing the United States to the stand that armed liners are aux iliary ships of war and he denied he had given the Herman Ambassador tu under stand that such a policy was to be adopted by this Government. At the same time other olllcials of the Department are more or less frankly of the opinion that the tterman position will be adopted. In that event the Statu Department, on or before .March 1, will warn American citizen not to travel on armed vessels of any of the belligerents and will notify sirt otllccrs in this country to treat armed liners entering American ports as ships of war. Would llestrlcl Armefl Milps. If this vvere done no armed merchant vessel under penalty of being Interned would be permitted to call at a l'nlted States port oftener than once in three months, and then for not more thun a twenty-four hour stay, within which tlmo It could only take on coal and provi sions sulflclent to carry it to Its nearest home port. Passengers would be pro htblte.l from hoarding nuoh vessels. Among the Hntente embassies the prospect tf such action by the United States Is generally regarded with ex treme, concern, although olllcials of the .State Department this afternoon tried to create the Impression that at least one or two of the I'ntentx diplomats have admitted In conversations with Mr, Lansing that, after all, the disarma ment of merchant ships proposed by the United States might prove more ad vantagenus to Hrltlsh shipping than otherwise. The threat of reprisals Is not being regarded with much seriousness by American olllcials. While It Is admitted that (treat llrltaln and her allies might and probably would take the ground that a change In the American rules would be both unneutral and unfriendly. It Is said that any attempt on their part to cripple American trade would react to their own disadvantage, Without Amerl Hons, would while Tor instance, mignt reruse to supply tier-' yuiing men phnnt shins to handle the ccneral fnroii-n I IN- P-ihrrnfeld, Ali.ii'lv Aiistri.'ins till Dlll'llrY.O, llllt Ml't'l With HoptilM'. I'.li, i:TTU; IMMINENT tKNN v, via London, Feb i Italian 1 1 oops have fought their first battle In tho H.ilkan. according to an official an nouncement from the Austrian War Cutlic, to-night. The Italians in strong force attacked Austrian positions on the heights west V thiiiM.ToX. Feb. 1C. Now tna' Sec. relary Harrison's continental army plan has been virtually thrown out by Pres. dent Wilson l.n-lon heie is 'being ft, cussed upon tiiu militia. It si ems cer tain that an expansion of tint National CSuard l the only foini of leglslatloi thai thu House will consent to by wa ll .'lllfillir ' of taking the pla.o of tho Hurls. m plan for a Federal ivs.rv..' army. The most st.trtllni fealme uf the sit uation Is that the House now scciiih ii tent upon legislation vvlihli has h.e.i condemned not only by Mr. Harrison but by Kllhu 1'oot, former Secretary of War. and by th- b. st e xpert opinion that ha 4 been summoned before the two commit, tees of Congress. It was not ic.ill.ti-il here, until the Harrison epis'ide empha sized the point, how unanimously the ex pert opinion has been In condeinnlng an attempt to lely upon all expansion of the militia to meet the military needs of the country. Practically the only experts w ho ha tllged military development along th. active! iiiuat ion ol Tirana, ten miles east of the Albanian port of liuraz.su. toward which an Aus-M'tie have been in. n w!iu we.. , , , .,,i. .. ' Interested .n the inl.itla org. WI..H ariuj ij iiii.Jiu-ii k, l. thcnr-clvvs were It plllcil. It Is s lid. Till! SlS i ot I eeputidelil ...ukeil i l. Austrian aviators have nought wotd to-day over ihe tt-stiniun.v .h.iv.i' i that a large Italian force is concentrated . several eminent experts, and . oi . near Durarxo and it is believed hem that , tutes a condemnation of the v r.v id.in a decisive battle is Imminent ( which the Senate lead, is, vvitn tin- app . Ilecent advices to the Austiian War enl acquiescence of the Pusiil'in Ulllce. following e.-uller reports that th.t 1 now proceeding lo map out . . .... .1.1.. 'IM... anil knows me arniv- iiiunmnoij nldlnr who lament that the war has not pro- . .. i i,1,..m -..I- ,.r. 1 The two Vt'Se's are llliceii a ...iiHiiri'ii .ii .-. . -- .... Vvie i,n,...r.ii that he will nrove the missing , ,,i,,.i, ...... interned nt Huer.o . ----- .-- .. ... i . I . . ,-,.l.n ... . VIII g-nliis. He stands tor merit anu mem nn(, h), Tllr,,;. interned at uie . ....' i .,. in,,.nde,l to sin render Dur.tzzo alone. I nose w m. pmi.ii. r.-..... .... , In the s:nu. , ltim. ,. ti..!,,. i,.1Ve indicated thai ttueiiee to gain jirouior.on lor tneir i v ... ' Italian reeiiforceineiits have been landed of Magel.aii. i at Avlon i and moved northward to i ltolh ves-els gut aw.iv ti.touj.it - , ii,lr:,zz,,. i-upular indignation ngalnt ..(...I. ...... i, ti. iti. lets . . . ' . . .. . same lue. i'lr tile .iecis-.ua iu sui render an uui umuen. friends have since pis a.lvent in ttie war Olllce been shown the door. If thel Is merit he does not cale w bethel It Is exhibited by all officer barely 3u or by .... ..1.1 (..initmillel It Is known that an important con-1 feience was held vesterdio ut the Ad- miralty in refetence to tne aeriat ut fences of Ixmdon. The Ki'rnlrift .Stolid m,f In Its comment on this, stating that the novernmcnt conteinpiaies me ap of the .1,. n.rt authorities of Hunos .iii.inla t.. the Atistrl.ins is believed toi"' ,n ,1,P ,'r! " .," re.pectlvelv haw for- the Italian Hencral Statf toi '."t. afte ye.,,., Ayi.s and Punt.. Arenas res! eciiv i rtelfoi(. mM x, in:in , xp( dltlonary War Department against the VI r. It. nil's V lew v, Ul.e uf tne must elfttiv. ' . exposing the futility of att. mptin rely un the militia is contained i i a I. ttr recentle '.viitlen by I'.llhu Hoot M .if experienr-e In tin tii.I ii. the Scn.iti. -: the m i . .mpeici.i pi oblem.-. Ilclu a . regarded as u: "til'l'.nls ,,f a i.i. Ills v lew "III mv v 1. v. .; - ,.!!'' lo ..ill. uf dc. I and s.nd that the macniiier i fou-fs and unlet- an atta. e's was deteriorating .a in" "'-, Atistiiau invau. rs. .t..n,...h luck r n -. To rem- Tl . War Mile reported no other ."i temmetit tlunimh Ian. "' ...... uU. ,-,..,., .. luikatis. Put indicated .. ... .1,1m enlldit on tlie cuilllli.il'... 7.. .. ...a. .1... v.. I. i:u.,.l ,i..lt I,.'.. . " . , .. Vllu...r l ,-li.inr. of1'"-' ' ' ... .. ... the engines In a , lively e.iK.igeineiiis on ,. ..nr. poiiiwueiu ... - . for i-rm.siu" - ... .. Italian tioi.. ndeipiate muy im nation u ueieiic. aerial fores, sa d hat he names en- . un .n-umlslng to tetum to po. t Italian . ,01... ltal,an j mic.' attempt would inevitably ,,, toned in connec Ion ' l,h " low ' ' a..ie.U. ( detacrneuts we,., repulsed.' sa.d the 1 the f dluie of the w hoi. niove,.,t . ''"Ti'ln rrbml. Accepting the l')-' ' ,,, rt, gt e ' "tllclal stateni.nl. "The Au-trlans the waste f ..Ii cnngy and clloi. . Lnr.1 of the, Pr v S'' -.lid f l.otd -e ! authorities uf b. l. vor MV . , f ......e,, ,.,, , ,.. 1-irt l ord of the d-l thH desired permission . . ' . I tienMi northwest of Tarno)..!. but the i u. lior, 'coaled and left Port. Ne tther f the in u .,.,,.,, Ihi ,,,,D e!c t . .....irne.l. I IIS - '" ...........1 .i,,,,,,- ,1. nll.t i.i ...... ..i.. ' If emit lilies. the liew l.a " .'" . , ., ...... iiiim.i .j.t.--, ,i,i... ...- ......... ...'.'." ......... i ut..i u.i,h ,..i..,i,i. .' renot led that bom sun" "y - ' "(in til.. Italian front there have been .Mlllisier l.- ." u- "''-' ''.''V '."'' "'. :.',, ,l with food l.ll.l COJl "' ,r,Mrv ,.n,h,t ,,..rlieldnrlv oil . .,....,. , It is consineieii in,., tui'i ..rr.irtH uf i icriiiaiis . ' ' .: i"""' ' ine i-uii.u iiuiii ...-.ii i ii.-.-i. ..iiriimiii ratc.siate troops eotnitiered the enemy s positions ..,, tjnil, or t a they i. i. and captured seventy-tluee Alpinists as , lnst .ei'ul .eivlie by' tr.ilnliu wen as tniec maciiiiie suns ,,r ..... , .... ..,, "rhe Nat. .i..il Huard tie piini . Stale 1 1 oops lut State purp..-. ... and t n lllUsl continue .. lie "-.I. I'll. ttu.Ve raise them and to train t!i."u ml tu illi. i iv '. . w ltl t .11- ... nil tile Till pin i.i L-attlng tu sea, tie Istratlvo powers, t Is consldereii tn.il supi'ii- """ . ..rfort Ihe iippolntment nf .. man of military joj as ; " ; fh " mid naval experience, such as Lord lur. and m I uni.v '" Sydei'l.a.n. would be more satisfactory ' While H' h""'c'1 ), , to the military and naval services Wc were eucei-.u ... n -- - ( i) t,)M wen as mice inaviiue h..us elemtiits ..r inil.taiy seivii,- a gieit ,,nder,taivl that the whole uuestlon of I patches from 'attempt b th- , , .,n J 'jTT'n vcrrr C "'"r of "unK A",,vi''il ' '" "''' the creation of the Ministry of Aviation , failure of a s.m ia r ' ,ot llltnled IhuTOS OUST COSSUhS. President may tu... .flic -.:.s- was considered at yesterday's war voun- lieiinati !,t',;''w"'' ' pursued dine- , able nvn lo I- at .nt. ' ..:!',. is ,u i ell. It Is nNo propoed to uppnlnt 11 1 at Lira "" '',. ..,, t4,,i winch : ;reel. 1.1..I Itiiiiiiiulnii sent rrimi ' 11.1l.on.1l ai mv Th. . Ii,..i..vi. t strong .ommltlee of experts to assisi the eiit tacli. s .rnm ;, 1 ,, lKVtPll for new Minister In Inaugurating a mm o , succeeded. "' "" '"''', ,,,,. l,lt, MoimMlr ll s rigorous air policy The emphnsiH laid on Sir William Hob- iu younger ""1. , a Pier for Ihe ouuiose of tak- Ing on a supply f .lriiiUiii x-.ie . i un sc iuri . .L'i I troops, w uii oil). Atiii'vs. Feb. 12. The liumanlan and eight dllT'ien' i Tlie fltieli coiKiils at Monastlr hive been u' 1 t,.,llt,. fur v.iii mi. .. lie lln. IIi.i.rr.inu mill Hill- .. ... . Itlo.v .III KTI'.lll .- .- ... ........ erlson's Indifference to tlie age or nis v.-ssei. ' .tWr turneil and gnrians. a.orillns tt. the Pufej.. commanders In the above cable dispatch , tne short ti 1 a' ..This n. an eve'.t..if gie.it impot- Is perhaps significant In view of recent made for in. I lienublka and I tame." k.ivs the 'of,... "It teuii.ies criticisms of Ixvrd Kitchener fur his ap- i lie ' . ...ff,. WPr,. ,, ih.'lmore than a protest I'he Skouloudls iirbor on gilird and when the Asun- Hnverntneiit pietcnds that Hie incisure the b.lsW fu- .level. I bile u.'iti.'li.il .inr. IllVe I pp. 11.,- , iH.' .1 tisll srntteeftl pal out lack of confidence nun. In the most violent recent attack on th" War Secretary In the N'orthcllffe press tnai i.iiei. iuk ... ni- ., .w.i.. flrspnfcn on January is iiniii.i nu following paragraph "laird Kitchener belongs lo a position that goes back a long, long time. I Il ls older than half the Henerals who have accomplished great things. At the time of Khartum he chose young men for every possible post, yet not until the arrival of Sir William Hobettsnii did ........ iur,us,. was mat . lill, o . n., l!.,ri,l i UN . u...- ... halt ner. - mid no and the Secretary In tile Northcllffe . snois ,.. . ., , tlleso warn- neutral runsuls at Monastlr. at appearing in the may , " 1 ' , the two Urazlllan shlpt mure, this city has not the o nened lire with projectiles. Thereupon for Itum.in.a as foi us 5pfl'. ....... l., ..nnl.e.1. on being over- - mlfest tired blank ' .s a general one, directed against all iiiiii.ii . ..in.!. i.-., i. , in.. ..... .... ...... . Further- not tile same interest Ing 'L her commander e,xplal..e,l that he hid had no Intention of escaping. Tlie vcecl was brought back tu the I,I.,l,er of Mfii Htignued In h irbor and the C.ov crnnient Ins begun nan, ,;".;,-,. V.lviin. it lliirnrii. an Investigation. i Pvllis, Feb. 1J A despatch fiom Itahrenfelil, I'oruie'ly Hie Luxor, Home says that, according to the Im- AUSTRIAN FORCE 30.000. . - i mm,,, It Lhreulelil, lurui'- ... ... iiuiue mji. .ii.... n'"i i. " .'i' bout American food supplies, there begin a retirement of the vener- 1 ' sl, HIlM imut ,.,, ,.i respondent of Ihe Mm .v,i-,'o. can clothing and American muni- nbles from the War Office whose posl- 'V' 'lie iMglanil. in 1 St'.".. The ;,. ,. siieugth of the Austrian force these officials point out. the Allies tlon had been iindisputci after Kltihcner "',,,,,, formerly the Fte'ibiiig, regis. Mmv matching on I'ur.uzu is estimated 1... considerably embarrassed, urd cam., on the scene. Like most men of j n,r','":n, , ). was built at West ut 30,0(in men It Is admitted that Ureal nrltalp, 1 advanced years lie has begun to despise ( IV ,..Vi,.iol, l.'i'igland. Ill If"". Tile stin- The re' ul the Invail ng ai my. the col - ,, , .. . U....... ,i,- trade of the United States, the elTect of, H0UgE 1AUDS WHSON POLICY. I ij;'" She was built at Il.imbuig biich ii course might lead tn the enact- ! i vii nient by Congress of retaliatory meas-1 , ' - clou is n vessel of 3,01 S Ions, owned by ivspnudeiit sa.vs. is engaged In guarding I riilili.iL'eiiieiu .if Ihn tTiilversltv L h s ijci tills wiirnliig : T " lull management calls Ihn ul ' ' oi of ih-i giiesiti at the banquet ' Ai 1 lutliup Mundelein of Ihn ad .i.ati i n of liuuieillalely procurlne " -i atltntluj,. T s 'iiirniiig was issued In vlttw of '.a'. ,ii"nts of physirlmH that nisenlcal f'oiitlimeil on Truth J'aiir, JSi"'l,sBI FI.ORIIIA ,TI., Ill T.M. SOrtB Vntltk Inn CLaau4 rufftM llll 11 . t "Ji't iix . ui luvai v4 wutv) (" m w mt , THE SUN TO-DAY CONSISTS OF SEVEN SECTIONS, AS FOLLOWS: FIRST Gtnernl Nrwi . 12 I SECOND Snorting Ktnntli, Automobilei 6 THIRD Society, Drami, Muiic, ScliooU FOURTH Pictorial Msgtiine FIFTH Lithogrvure Supplement, Art SIXTH Special Fenturca. Failiioru, Booki. Queries, Clieia .... SEVENTH I'orrign, Real Enatf, Gardeni, Poultry, Financill, Problem! . Paces. 18 8 4 8 12 8 Total 58 RtaJtrs tt neicsJealtri itha io ml reca'M all tf ihts ittlitnt Ulll enr t fteot tn "The San" h netlfylni Ikt PuilkcUon Dipartmtnl tt tntt hy At phtm (2200 Bukmtn) iina mlulnt Kttloni ulll It promptly Jtrwardd tf pottlblt. ures such as an embargo un war sup- I ! plies. liissemnil Nee l.tninlim, M, .lusser.ind. the French Ambassador, called on Secretary Uinelng to-day mid discussed the situation with him. H Is denied, however, that he presented a for I mal reply from his Uovernment to tho 1 American disarmament proposals, Actiulesccnco ny tho ITnlted Slates n Oermany's contention and action by this Uovernment in refusing ordinary port privileges to armed merchant shins would be unneutral, Kntente circles dei'lare, for the reason that any change In the American jiw which would follow along this lino would act directly against Ihe Interest of thn Allies. They 'Insist that It Is not tho duly of tho American (lovern ment or any other neutral Power to nt tempt to equalize, by adopting new prin ciples and changing IIh laws, the disad vantages which Herman submarines ex perience In raiding enemy commerce. International law, they contend, al ways bus maintained the right of the merchant ships of a belligerent Power to carry defensive armament. The United HtatcB Bt Ihe very outset of tho war served notice that It would stand by thin right. The fact that the devel- CWInurd on Second Payt. Will lie Vindicated. Slircial CaM Krtiiteh to Tur. Si v MOVIE'S KAISER CENSORED. the country behind th" invading troops. Consul's llcpnrlllre I ne pin I ned. Pvnis, Feb. 12. The Uieelt Consul sent away fi tun MutiuMir arrived with Ins family at Flnnnn. Ilfteen miles smith- east of Monastlr. last Thursday, nevoid. nlburlt,v , ' ' t ff. ' 1 1 C .11 ,i llltl. ..' .i , on tne i.ii.'i. ul' i.,it!.u.ii cun: ... T , .-.ill nev.'i b" ..liaiiicil by ilee.oji forty-eight dil'lVt nt lu hr. uiiil.i ulll t ai'pulnt.'d b fu iv-.iiii ii rirrent ti,. ernors and up tu the tune of w n- undui thu dlie.'l'uii of llilt.v -elgiil oiii'erent rnnim.uiders iu . lib f "I'liLs cliaiacter'.-ti.- uf lh. Na, ,,n . Huard ...nnot is changed . . pi t .imendlng ihe Cuii..iutiuii uf tin i e i. States, win. Il it' practical.:. w..iiul U'lire nmti.v .vears, nnd If lluit wcrt d". the tcsult would simply be inn t i i velop all ntliiy upon the Nation. il liu.nd but to destroy the N.itluiiai Uuanl and tu develop ..n in in:- .hi .i i eiilinl. d ' ferent basis. "It seeliis pe Me tlv .1. ir to in., lot an elfuit in th'- ihiecti'.ii uf .levt'linmu the National Huard Int.. the r. ipiiie i national amy of ibfenee will n. woi-.-than throwi away l.ecau'-e it vv.'l nuli Hi the iii,.s.aiiinge uf Hie vvliule cifui'i Slliglllailv riiuugh, Lliliu 11" t. " g.uil.d us une uf tlie ablest Se. r. i.u u of War In.' lirpuhlic.in pail w' is louud voicing In thin statement ,. iictlv the vliws of Mr 'i.i' i-.i' l.usnus, Feb. 1. Cnl II, M. House, ill ii,lfillinrr lo sirrer nt llnnila i,, u II. ivas despatch fiom Salonici. I'." wrote tu President d-.". and t... an Interview printtsl In the Hutuhtu , ,,. nllr,. The despatch says th. reason for his him Hut the enactment ul t."' l'i..,...- T'mt's, says that President Wllwon departure with Ins staff ftom Monastlr . inilillu piugramuie in lo- pi" ; f ' nolli'V. "so far n it concerns America,, rMil.-vli'-t.rniA. Feb. 12 -Th" Ueiinan ,',.,.,.,.., has been fully Justified." Kaiser and Field Marshal von llinileli- "Let mo tell .von," the Piesl.lent's , ij,,r, h,iled t" ls stars nf the motion 4ljc.c frleml continued, "the day will certainly ntotnre "cist" at the l-nestnui rureei mniws come when his iwllcy In regard to tho(iM.rii House, havo terminated their en- war will ne uuHoiuteiy viiiiiic.utsi. . gagemcnts. Col. Houmi also refers to "the re,-1 The Penti" iv.tnt.i State Hoaid of UUI. ..WM-"' ....-v. ,11 inarkable rcttult attained by President I rensors have cut Heventy-llve feet of .. ..--I ii... .. ...... I.... Hi.. l.'ml.eror "Clfts.l W ison inniiiKii oi" ...-mv..ii in.in-,, no. , urn sii'iiun. " ' . ... , . , ihe tii-Ht Miilnir frost on Mars for ....i.. r,,r tl... henelli of the Foiled States. 1 ., ,..d alls, el initiated ilctures "with1 to be tlie in si spi uik irosr on viars rot Miinent il aim would ." I 'lfir without mv r.M'il tu mi'. .l.ii in I NORTH POLE" MELTS. . ZtXl ' "" ' ' It has been puillt.il Ulll unit III., greatest ilrawb u-l.s tu mi plan fu the development of mlllti.i niln an n -".illlz.ltlon t" take the plil of I Fed lllfl Vppenrs llnir Wit 'I'liroiiKli II, njs I'lnuNliirT. .t s Nni.'i.r..s, Fell 12. vvh it appears .MJIiiskl, Ihincer, Still n Prlsoiier Siifctal Calit Dttpatrh to Tut Scs ' I'AIUS. Feb. i:. Tilt Tub Sl'N learns that the Nljlliskl, the Itusshin danc released by tit" Aiistrians allowed to visit the Unlled States In pI(1l,rH strict neutrality ..nilrelv unfiiundcil. i only for the bcnetlt of the Fulled States, 1 ,,,,,1 alisi ellininaie.i pic ures ' '' ' ' " i .,K' j,,,t .,. el e .V. ,1 In ,,t ,iU for lhat of ,e whole ton,,., vu,, ..bnlenhuia e ft X I cgUs or linniora. or eK-es by ',f , he I Ill n P...o,.r. j tend to debaso or corrimi u.e pun.ic .... ''., ' , m,tlul t m The Kcv morals. ,.,,. ... .... nrocess of melting, a l ift having ap- correspondent of L J'hirg nie er ultte a . 'ear In ti e b'''-'''' ""'f " througl. II. which Is ,.,,,.,. . Com.iu. io report that M. p "ure bit Ihe "closo' ups" have wldenln-.' '. hlc I. pmij-eiwi with oulll .., c avallabb "J..10 ' Irlot. the board eaerclsed what It - m, , , ,,,', ti.ll.er ..r.l leneive Is I ..I I 11 ..intuit be i.i'l'i i.pon unt.l aftci w.u ha- I" t. i l i.i' l.-clai ed If Japan should ilireaii ! ..i n . of Mexico It would be ,i pel' '.. -! lor Ihe l'nlted States, as well .n M x lo have ."I llile.lUllle fill. I' III. .hi' i even l.inllgll w.ll snuuiu ii.ii ue or, nstlllltllin li'e mil I markings I . ........ .... Western North t'ar.Hlns "The Land of the i AllifsTA M'l.CIAI-I HIS I'. V, inr, RTRA COMPAHT.MKNT CABS OI'ER- , ,,." lunrlinl In Ihrmigh Drawing rnoni ,vlkn and Aiikiihi. vU StU'THIIH.V HAM,- leeplng cr New vnrn tn Aslievllle via 'WAY Draw lug aim siaieumiii sleeping isirs. . HOUTHHHN ItAH.W'AY. Uellglitful elliimte. i Coiiui.irtiii'iil car dallv In Augusln, Ulnltig Kl -stint holfla. N. V. OflUe, 2l r'lflb Ava. 1 rsr rervhe N. V UllUa. ill r'Uth Ava. i Att. A- ATKION "Kl.OHIDASI'KCIAl," TO PAI.M BKARII and Knit Coast Points nally. 3 other trains dally. Atlantic Coaat Lint, 111! U'way. At. I llrn vv iiii.'h , II m.,,1 "lacltoil on Hie I 1 1 in a ,ii I. in. uf win HI I' II ,1 have Its own ulll. ei -, as ev ipl Hi l.y expiT'enoe ill lie Sp.uos Vinciu u vvnr, Is another distill hmg 1 ature if the situation The objectloiie wete i i il n ! I