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Fair and colder to-day; to-morrow prob ably fair; strong west winds. Highest temperature yesterday, 47; lowest. 33 Detailed weather, mall and marine reports on pace 11. IT SHINES FOR. ALL VOL. LXXXIV. NO. 130. H- mpiw vaptt momtiav tamttadv q mir . 1 1 " " y o JiLi,nj.n.xvx o, uil. topvtigflf, 1817. ftp lic Sim Priming and PublltMng Auocatio;t, UJNUi KjaN L JtnrCttTa& NeVwk. J TOO Sim fiF.n. W. PERKINS IS SLATED FOR MARKET CHIEF Governor Whitman Agrees to Offer Financier Big New State Office. HE JtAS PLAN TO CUT HIGH COST OF LIVING Proposed Legislation Means Abolition of Present Food Department. , JOHN J. DILLON FACES LOSS OF $6,000 JOB Friends of Commissioner, Who Has Four More Years to Serve, Start Boom. uov. vt numan has agreed to offer Oeor.e W. Perkins, chairman of the I Oovernor's market commission and of ' Mayor Mltchel's food supply committee, ' the position of commissioner of the new 1 State Department of Markets, provided a bill to be Introduced by Senator Charles W. Wicks creating a broadened department becomes a law. And Mr. Perkins, who has well de- Sued ideas as to the way to reduce the ! Urn cost of living and who believes the ' i,,,"dclpa. Jan. 7. Because ccr ntlrefood problem is one nfli, -r.a,A.. ! ,aln' remarks at a meeting to protest utstions of the dav. If not the ,r,i..t . It willing to accept the position and tackle the Job with all hi, i,n na soul. That this Is tho programme now rudy for the llnlshimr touche was learned last night from authority that cannot be questioned. The proposed remedial legislation making such a plan possible will result from an Investigation Into marketing conditions and the high cost of food tuffs made by tho two bodies of which Mr. Perkins is chairman and by the Wicks legislative committee,. of which Senator Wicks is (he head. Committees' lle-om mendatlona. These committees have submitted to Oov. Whitman a Joint report in which ! tney recommend tho establishment of a broadened State Department of Markets 1 wiui a single commissioner at the head, municipal market departments for cities (to be appointed by Mayors), an Inter Ute market commissioner to be named by the Governor and a State Board of roods and Markets to consist of the interstate commissioner as chairman, the SUte Commissioner, the New York city Commissioner and Xuur or six other com missioners to be appointed by the Gov ernor to represent the farming, trans portation and other Interests. The establishment of a broadened State Department of Markets under laws enabling the GcA'ernor to appoint Mr. Perkins as the commissioner means tho wiping out of existence of the present State Department of Foods and Markets, of which John J, Dillon, a Democrat, is now at the head. Mr. Dllion's term has four more years to run. Union' Friends Disturbed. Mr. Dillon's friends are quite disturbed oter the Commissioner's prospects of being legislated out of office, and de clare that he Knows all about the sug Itstlon. They i'ay that If the programme ii carried out Mr. Dillon will announce himself as the farmers' oandldate for fiovernor In 1918, backed by the State Dairymen's League and all other farm ers In the State. He would get in tho rce, they say, not only to satisfy an old worthy longing to be Governor but also to defeat Mr. Whitman, who nat urally believes that It Is necessary to be reelected for a third term in order lo make easier his eminllv wnrthv am. bltlon to bo the Republican candidate for President in 1920. Mr. Dillon would' Wtern his campaign, his friends say, I long the lines of the successful cam paign made hv IVlA farmArn nf Vnrth Dakota, who swept their farm ticket Into offlco at the November election. Tho Confmlssloner has the support lust now of the Dairymen's IeagUe, com posed of 30,000 members, as the result of his hard and persistent work In win ning the milk strike for the league. Mr Dllion's campaign would be car ried on largely through tho Ktiral .Veto lortrr, of which he Is the proprietor. It has a circulation of nearly 200.000, "nd In the agricultural districts tho sub scribers look upon It as a sort of an up to date gospel. I.'ntnnifasm Over Perkins. J3ov Whitman. Senator Wicks and other Republican leaders, It Is said, are enthusiastic over the Idea of the State fttlng Kuch a distinguished cltlxen and 'uoce.sful business man as Mr. Perkins 10 head the proposed State Department of Markets. Mr Perkins has made a close study ot market conditions throughout the country ana anroad for several years, nehas been chairman of Mayor Mltchel's 'od supply committee for over two ears. ne has spent much time and money Investigating the causes for the 'eh co of foodstuffs and believes thor oughly that with a State department or janiied 0I1 broader lines than the pres ent department with correlated depart ments to regulate municipal and Inter "wte marketing conditions, a great and f2i 5 K001 wl" reult 10 mn' I" tho 'oodstuffs business and to the great body or consumers. , "e believes that Inasmuch as 40 per im 0 f avrase Income goes for the "ilngs folks cat, the most vital subject of the day Is the solution of the problem in such a way as to bring about the re suction In the cost of foodstuffs. Desires to Help the People. Mr. Perkins's successes In large enter riws and the commanding position he enjoys among business jnep, coupled with jne unselfish activities In Which he has ong been engaged to accomplish things inat will Ko to help his fellow men, have PPale,J strongly to Mr. Whitman In his f.cctlon Of I, ,,! u n,0 Coventor's Jiarket Commission au the Ideal Com missioner of a Department of Markets Confirmed oh Fourth Pag. BVS1WF OCTIES mpc wilson wire Tumulty Also Denounces Spy Humor Gait Residence Tel ephone Mentioned. Washington. Jan. 7. Count Bernstorff, the German Asbassador, Secretary Tumulty Joined In what von and em- bassy officials call a league to enforce trifth here to-day. They both denied flatly n story printed In Providence, It. I., that details of the President's pri vate correspondence and private tele phone conversations rind their way by some mysterious channel to the German Lmbassy, "Very amusing," was the only com ment of the Ambassador, who will keep this story In his scrapbook along with cartoons of himself and other mementos from the opposition. "Ridiculous rot," was the only au thorized comment by Mr. Tumulty. Referring to the published statement that the President, on account of this spying, had to have the entire telephone system at the White House overhauled, Charles T. CUgctt, contractor manager of the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele phone Company, said to-day: ' 'There has not been a change In the wiring at tho Executive Mansion for many months. Before Mr. Wilson's marriage there was a private line ex tending to Mrs. Gait's residence on Nine teenth street. After the marriage this was discontinued. There never has been a complaint regarding leaks over the telephone from the Whlto House." JUDGE GRAY RESENTS ATTACK ON WILSON d.., i o 1 i -r i- Kef,,SCS t0 S"eak lii Mectlll When James M. Reck Criti cises President. "lnst the deportation of Belgians by 1 Germany criticised President Wilson, JUUBe oeorKc ura 01 Delaware, ror- merly f the United States Circuit Court of Appeals and member of tho Joint Mexican commission, refused to speak to-day at the meeting in the Academy of Music. Judge Gray sat on tho Academy stage with the other speakers. Including Miss Agnes Reppller, Walter George Smith, uiaiiuj, jiiiiiivmuucr, ucurge n iianon Pepper and James M. Beck of New York. Judge Gray was scheduled as the last speaker. Preceding him, Mr. Beck closed a recital of the wrong to the Belgian nation by charges of 'suplnenesn n,i,l lrln-tlvll- nn hi nnpf ftf thi TTnltfwl States Government through It all. "All these horrors." Mr. Beck said. "mnlri have hern prevented and ronlrt i have been prevented In this country by one man." Judge Gray walked across the plat form to where John Cadwalader, chair man of the meeting, was sitting. "1 cannot be a party to this," be whis pered to Mr. Cadwalader. As Judge Gray returned to his chair Mr. Beck continued : "If the President will take one single piece of paper and will take one pen and expend the thousandth part of a penny In Ink, and will simply write to Mr. Lansing and tell him to communicate this nation's protest to Germany these deportations will stop. But Instead of such plainly effectual action, our Charge fl'Affnlrpa tells the authorities at Ber lin that the United States, in a most friendly manner, feels that this deporta- . tlon of Belgians Is calculated to leave ; an unfavorable Impression In the United States." For the second time Judge Gray left Ills place to protest to Mr. Cadwalader. "I shall have to ask to be relieved from speaking at this meeting," the Judge said. "I'm sorry, but this Is too partisan. I was told that the meeting would be non-partisan." Mr. Cadwalader urged Judge Gray to reconsider his decision, but the Judge would not hear of it. Resolutions condemning the deporta tion of Belgians Into Germany and call ing on the American Government to make formal protest were passed. PRINCETON REVOLT AGAINST THE CLUBS Five Prominent Sophomores, Tncludinjr Cleveland's Son, Are in It. PntNL'ETON, N. J., Jon. 7. Five promi nent sophomores have stirred the ordi nary 1'rinceton campus life by starting a protest against the upper class clubs. In a signed letter to the Prliicefonlait, tho college dally, these sophomores have explained their stand against the upper class club system. The protesting soplio mores aro Richard Cleveland, non of ex Presldent Giovcr Cleveland: H. Strater of Louisville, David K. E. Bruce of Baltimore, Joseph Hchmalz of Buffalo and Samuel Lloyd of New York city. Making a club, the protest states, Is usually considered the most Important event In college life. The success of a man Is Judged by the club ho makes. The effect is that a man must repress his Individuality enough- to conform to the standards which upper class men may determine. As a result, Nlt Is declared, there Is an artificial barrier between upper and lower classes. Restriction of friendships is charged, owing to the limitations of, the club upon personal dally conduct' with fellow undergrad uates. Distinction among clubs Is attacked in that the club labels the success of the men. Furthermore the failure of the seventeen upper class clubs to Include all upper classmen leaves a certain num ,ber to be condemned In the eyes of their fellows. Another point Is the expense In the maintenance of these clubs and the com petition In erectlng'new and costly build ings. Further, the claim Is made that these chibs create false standards for the collage men, all of which operate against the best Interests of the university. President Hlbben has made the follow ing remark upon the letter: "I com mend the desire expressed by certain sophomores to organise In one group the members 'of their class who do not care to Join any upper class club or who feel they cannot sJtora to ao to. fEIGHTHOUR BILL WODLDCUTPAY New Adamson Measure Seeks Absolutely to For bid Overtime. BLOW AIMED AT STRIKES Gives President Power to Take Over Railways in Case of Emergency. Vv ashinoton, Jan. 7. The bill Intro duced In the House by Hepresentatlve Adamson absolutely forbidding railroad train employees from working more than eight hours a day except In cases of emergency Is the answer of Representa tive Adamson to the suggestion that the eight hour law passed last August be repealed. The bill would make strikes or lockouts without n ninety day notice Illegal and permit the taking over of railway lines by the military on the order of the President when public con venience demands such action. As explained by Representative Adam son to-day, his bill merely would make doubly sure that the eight hour day on tho railroads would be a real eight hour day and not a basic eight hour day In tended merely to obtain higher wages. His reason for introducing it, he said was because he had understood there was collusion between the railroads and their employees to defeat the purpose of the original law, which he say- was to provide an eight hour day and not In creased wages. For Public Safety. The present law provides for "neces sary" overtime being paid for at a pro rata rate, but Representative Adamson Intends to clear up any misunderstanding mat may have arisen on this point. The bill he has Introduced, he nolnted out. It the old sixteen hour law changed In elirht I I hours, and nuts the enforcement nf it In i I the hands of the Interstate Commerce Commission. i 'The eight hour law was passed," said Mr. Adamson, "primarily In the Interests J ot tne public as a safety measure. Tho railroads have lied about It when they said It was to raise wages. It was In-, wr?rk f morgan1 11 CI"h Z nt orK more than eight house because of the danger Involved In working men longer than that. I think we could put men In Jail under the present law for working more than eight hours, but Just to make sure I have drawn up this bill. "I have done this because I understand that collusion Is going on between the men and the railroads In framing up schedules providing for overtime tn de fiance of the law. They have ignored the word 'necessary' as applied to this overtime. It has been said that the whole Idea of tho employees was to get more time and thereby Increase their wages. But they told us that they wanted more time with their families. The bill I have drawn would remove any doubt as to whether they could work more than eight hours. Snnir I'rnnltlrs Attached. "The samo penalties nro attached as In the case of tho present -eight hour law. All hut 2 per cent, of the railroad divisions in this country are practically 100 miles In length. It Is therefore pos sible to comply strictly with nn eight hour law by merely seeing that trains arc not overloaded and that they make an aver age speed of twelve and a half miles an hour. That Is what tho men asked us I V.. , '-. - ,v.. ... .nortui naM to obtain r them. In i special casrt where good cause Is shown the I. C . P. I Z ,'Z.', w ' . r i' i " perfectly practical Representative Adamson saio. ne naii , iniormeu mo iii"' "'.''','",."",' I to nut In such a bill. Ho Inllinatcu, . . . .... t.i, uAitnl.A,i ,1,. ' however, that the Pres dent believed the present law was sufflclen b' clear In Its meaning regarding the eight hour .lay and the matter of overtime n, t after ine reccni "-' "v"' '" , ' York Mr. Adamson made up his mind that something more was needed to clear up the situation. ...... Tne oiii ne nns imromicru. cannot be called an Administration , measure. t Is doubtful If even Its au- . thor Intends to push , It very hard a present. Mr. Adamson admits that In i. ,v,iu i, v, i,i iiiiiuuuuiw .i ... ...... - - bringing the whole railroad programme I of the President under the Jurisdiction of his committee. To do this he has ' riis.atlsfled wlti the way the Senate Is and" ling rnlTroid matters, and Is" going , , toVpress for action In the House by tak- , '"?..c. ,B i.V,, reCm' I mediations In one omnibus bill. Not I. Iked by Unions. I That the brotherhood chiefs do not . want any such law as Representative tho meswago to Indicate whether the Adamson proposes Is certain. To their ' fender was Allen Curtis of the Wall own men they have explained time and Street firm of Curtis & Sanger, or an agaln thnt tho eight hours was merely j other Curtis suspected of being the au n basic day by which overtime would bo thor of the letter written to Itepresenta Increased. Ah a largo proportion of the I live Wood, In which the mention was employees' pay to-day Is for overtime I made of the name of Bernard Baruch such a measure would mean a reduc- nnd others In connection with the alleged tlon In pay, Just ns would the present leak, Allen Curtis has already Issued a law should It be enforced as Mr. Adam-1 denial that he was the author of the let-t-on says It ought lo ho enforced. On tho ter placed In tho record. It Is regarded other hand, the railroad managers have ' as probable, however, that It was he who contended all along that under con-, notified the committee of IiIh desire to ditlons In the railroad servlco an actual appear for the purpose of making formal day of eight hours Is virtually an lm-, denial under oath, possibility. I It Is the purpose of the committee, sc- comcldent wun tnia move on me part i of the author of the Adamson law to get back at the brotherhood chiefs for i the attitude they have assumed came the news that a circular letter had Just been sent to all railroad lodges by tho union heads Informing members of the unions that not oly does tho present Adamson law cover tlmlleagc basis of ; pay, but that It ever! covers layoff time' In passenger service. i In suburban passenger service where ' the runs are short It Is Impossible to 1 orovlde for a continuous e ght hours of1 train service. Forty per cent, of the ex isting schedules on BUDuronn lines pro vide for eight hours work In twelve liours. Under the Interpretation plnced on the law by the brotherhood chiefs In their circular letters the roads would be compelled to pay men on such runs for a day and a half, Government's Stand. The Government, It was learned, In Its argument before the Supreme Court, which begins to-morrow, Is to support the contention of the men that under the Adamson law if 100 miles Is made In less than eight hours the men are en titled to a day's pay for It, though the law makes no mention of the mileage system at nil. Solicitor-General John W, Davis will open for the Government Walker Uv Hlnes and 'John G. Johnson will f-ppeir for thf- railroads. Frank '.Continued on Second Pegt. jLAWSON MUST GIVE HIS PROOF "Leak" Inquiry Committee Will Put Him Through Ordeal To-day. CLIMAX OF THE HEARING Baruch, Tumulty, Lansing and Newspaper Representatives Also to Be Interrogated. SAB IN NOT SERVED; LAWSON WILL APPEAR Charles H. Sabin, president of the Guaranty Trust Company, one of the witnesses .wanted to testify before the House Rules Committee on the peace ncte "leak" inquiry, could not be found Saturday or yesterday by Kenneth Romney, assistant Ser-geant-at-arms of the House, who was looking for the banker with a subpoena. Mr. Sabin did not sail on the St. Louis, as reported, but friends were positive he had left New York on another ship. Not having been summoned, he was free to go, it was pointed out, on his bridal trip. Thomas W. Lawson left New York for Washington in tho afternoon on the Congressional Limited. He is expected to ap pear before the committee to day. Bernard M. Baruch, who ac cepted service of a subpoena in Georgetown, S. C, arrived in New York yesterday and proba bly will leave for Washington early to-day. He would make no statement. Washington, Jan. 7. The prelim- , inary Investigation of tho "leak" in con- nectlon with the peace note which Is Mn inducted by the Rules commit - . . t of "u l'robably will reach Its climax at the hearing set for to-morrow. democratic memoers oi tne commit- tee are convinced that tho testimony of the witnesses summoned to appear to-1 mnrro win d,i.r,in. i-hMi,... .t, morrow will determine whether there was a mysterious "leak" or recent stock fctarket break ceded the White House announcement of the President's peace move was mere ly due to press reports anticipating offi cial announcement. f the latter explanation appears to cover the vase It Is probable that some , f the majority members of the commit- , tee will take the attitude that there has ' been no mjstery and that a further in i vcstlgatlon will not be necessary to demonstrate that no blame attaches to ofllclals who knew or might have known of the President's action before It was made public I I.avraon Mnt Uir Proof. I Most If not all the members of the j Rules Committee aro convinced that no 1 "leak" will ho traced to the membership i "l niue. evenneiess i nomas w. w, , ri (ne or,Blnator '0'f tho charK0 ,ut , of the House. Nevertheless Thomas W. I was profiting by "leaks" graft. w,u ,,c lut through a cross fire ol of uues- Itnnln. Through the cumbersome ' titration his nM)(hod of rommttee Investigation "bluff" Is to be called or he must supply ..,., . . iiiuic liuisiuiu iiiiiii rumors lo makft d , cllargca. Te st Qf wltllea(ieH faIle(1 , , d Tlumas w iWSOIl of nost0n, Charles , Sabl I)resl(lent of ,e ;iUHr 1 Trust Company of New York: William . M oleott, counsel for Rcprisen a I ve wllo wl HUb,nlt a record of ' .stock fluctuations acconiimnled by nress ' or ticker representatives which n ight be ,,., accou,ltabIc, for i.,fr" a, I!anlrh w s, t oprat0V;flnj' a,s': pa,)er men representing T..E N,?v York ' ""i. niiiTt journal,, I'.VTMIW,! Ut.Vf I, n 1l'n!l , . f tntiiuinl Amrrica, the Central News' AKilocat,on nn(I ..... N-Iw Ticker . - ru. L and Josenh v Tn ' m b ' ? JutrZii m.on of 1,10 nuIca Committee, received a ?' f,rol.Pt" "Kned by I "" " n"! 'I ! committee on Tuesday. " Rrllrved to ne Allen Curtis. Mr. Henry said there was nothing In cording to an announcement by Mr. Henry, to give the entire day to the hear- i ng and possibly to prolong the session into the evening. It Is doubtful whether ! all of the witnesses summoned ami riA.ir. 1 ng to appear will be heard, although the committee will meet at 9:30 o'clock, Itrport May De Uplayed. , .. ,. , Already tho preliminary Investigation b ,Bkf" " 1 wld,er ransc t,m" was contemplated when the resolution calling ' iwhiiuii was imro duccd by Representative Wood. There Ik some doubt thnt the committee will be prepared to mnko Its report within the ten days nfter the reference of the Wood resolution as directed by the House unless to-morrow's testimony should be considered a satisfactory explanation of tho occurrence ot the leak through the press reports. Several hours probably will be devoted by the committee to the examination of Thomas W, Lawson. Eight or ten newspaper writers are to be questioned concerning the reports published In New York and distributed by ticker service concerning the appear ance of the peace note. At the same time the committee will scrutinize the day's news reports of the financial pub lications Involved to determine whether the stock market break occurred before the publication of the rumors or whether It followed In the wake ot them. The Continued on Stconi Paga. BATTLE RAGES ON THE SERETH Russians Take Offensive on Fifteen Mile Front in Rumania. TEUTONS ARE REPULSED Czar's Troops Regain Ground in Heavy Fighting North west of Focsani. London, Jan. 7. In a determined ef fort to turn the tide of the Sereth battle Russian troops took the offensive to-day on n fifteen mile front In Rumania. At one point southwest of the river they drove back the Teutons to the line of Raspltza Lake, and are still attacking. Heavy fighting continues also on the Riga front, at the northern end of the Russian line, where tne Russians started a relieving offensive two days ago. All the German counter attacks failed to recapture any of the positions lost, hut the German War Ofiice says renewed Russian attacks wero equally fruitless. Haitians Are Iteenforced. The Russian army on the Rumanian front has been reenforced, the German statement says, and fresh troops are be ing used In counter attacks. The re- ' enforcements may haw come from the Dobrudja. Along the whole of the Sereth line. which Is fifty miles In extent and was practlcally west to east from Focsani to Galatz. Von Mackensen's progress Chancellor Helfferlch, Foreign Secretary Foreign Minister, appeared at the ban- , to-day said President Wilson's sugges ems to have been halted. Zlmmermann and Herr von Gwlnner. quet. Addressing the guests, the Ger- ' tlon that the belligerents state th.'le West and northwest of Focsani, where Ambassador Gerard, who was likened man Foreign Secretary pointed out that ' , , oiniKcrenis state ineir seems tho line turns northwest, however. through the foothills and nearer .the plain, while further north the fighting went the other way. The Teutons continued pushing their wny down the valley of the Suchltza, northwest of Focsani, and the Russians and Rumanians, who here are fighting j together, 'retired a little dljtunce enst- I ward, toward the main railroad that ti.ft T..nnna nim tn rut ,ho Teu'ona nlm t0 cut- Russian Attack Rxtenslve. Reports differ as to the nature of the , i Russian counter attack. Berlin says it, was "a great attack" between Focsani ' " Fuiidenl. which would place It upon uiii'iuuunK struggle wem un m m: v.ai-; ii .'un nm, rum mil iicicr mnco posed that Ambassador Gerard would ""a respect. The American people, the ' pathlan foothills and In the mountains i the beginning of the war have relations not return to 'this country of barbarians.' Minister added, on tho whole wanted to I themselves. In the Focsani region the between Germany and the United States but that he had been sure the Ambas- h. . . j. noie wanted to (Teutons had some success, pushing , been so cordial." nnd that he had S,J. 11 , ,rlclll ' HH EnsW and " . "'""Mlie right wing of the southern Sereth whether the j line. The Russians gained a "little which pre- ground" at one point, Berlin says, but everywhere else were Deaien oacK. me .Russian statement Implies that the sue- f,.aa ntn.ri warn .niiKlH.rnhl.. Tho German statement to-night said that fighting was still going on near tu. l.i, .11,1 a...' ifl,tl,er tttitmt.ma , '.. ... n,iL.ir,o- Th av I German statement savs: Rumanian front Army of Archduke Joseph : In the snow covered forests of the Carpathians the cold was se- ere. The operations ere confined to patrol activity and Isolated gun firing. Between tho Oitus and Putna val leys several points of support were captured by us and the Russians nnd Rumanians were pushed back further toward the plain. Strong counter thrusts of fresh forces failed to take from us the ground gained. nsrsrUni Storm Monntaln. Army group of Field Marshal von Mackenscn: The summit of Mount Adnbestl was stormed yesterday by the Munich Bodyguard Infantry Regi ment. Between Focsani and Fundenl the Russians launched n great attack on a front of twenty-five kilometers (fifteen miles). Only In the direction nf obit echtl did they gain a little ground. At nil other places the Russian charge broke down under heavy losses before the tenacious resistance of the German troops. Severn! hundred prisoners re mained In our hands. Russian Front Army of Prince Leopold: In Hip Mltau sector the Russians again launched strong at tacks which failed under heavy losses. Tho number of prisoners taken by us has reached 1,300. Near Kiselln, to the wesf of Lutsk, ' a German patrol surprised a Russian 1 field post and brought back Its occu 1 pants as prisoners, i An attempt made by Russian com ; panics to capture ono of our posts southwest of Stanlslau (Gallcla) : failed. The llnaslnn Itrport. I The. Russian War Office communlca I tlon Issued to-day says: Western (Russian) Front: Enemy I attacks against our positions between the Tlrul marsh, the River Aa nnd south of the village of Kalnzem weic repulsed by our tire. During the bat tles south of Iike Habit and south of Riga 500 Germans were captured. In tho region of the town of Retchnl, northeast of Velelki, nn enemy air plane landed. The aviators, on of ficer and a private, were mado pris oners. Rumanian Front: Our detachments, as a result of n surprise attack cap tured trenches In the Oltus Valley nnd also a number of prisoners. Enemy counter attacks were repulsed. Tho enemy's attempt to advance toward the heights north of the Kaslno River was repelled. llnsslaim Britain Ground. I'nder pressure, the Russian and Rumanian detachments occupying po sitions on the upper branch of the Suchltza and northwest of Focsani re tired a little distance eastward. The iiussians uy a counter nuncK in 111c region of Kapatuno, fourteen versts northwest of Focsani, restored their position ns It existed previous to yes terday's battle. The enemy launched an attack In dense formation against our troops and the Rumanians near Pecesclil, stx versts southwest of Focsani, but were repelled by our fire. Our detachments, assuming the of fensive, have reached the line of Ras pltza Lake, five versts southwest of Henguleschl and twelve versts south east of Raspltza. Enemy attacks from Melkeneschl and Odenskl against de tachments occupying positions on the lower reaches of the Buteu River were repulsed. WIN SERETH BANK. Teuton Victors In Battle on Front of Thirty Miles. nr.Rt.lN, by wireless, Jan. 7. The bat tle for possession of the southern bank Continued on 'Second Pago. GERMAN STATESMEN PAY HIGH HONOR Ministers and Bankers Attend Dinner Given to Mr. Gerard on Return to Berlin Is Likened to "Peace Dove." BgrtMN, by wireless, Jan. 7. The din. ncr given Saturday night by the Ameri can Association of Commerce and Trade of Berlin In honor of James W. Gerard, the American Ambassador, who has Just returned from the United States, de veloped, and apparently with Indention, Into n demonstration of the gooiT feeling entertained In the higher Government circles nnd banking and business spheres townrd the United States. The guests Included three Minis ters, at least two ex-Ministers, the Vice President of the Reichstag, the heads of Germany's big financial Institutions and other leaders In German nuhlle life. David Wolf, president of the American Association, who nresliled. was flanked on the right by Ambassador Gerard and on the left by Relnhold Sydow, Prussian Minister of Commerce. Notable Men Present. Next to Mr. Gerard sat Dr Helfferlch, the Imperial Vlde-Chancellor, jxun .. , .1 .-. i tni;ii mine yvrinur von u winner, j uirecior oi mo Deutsche Bank : Dr. Bern-1 nard uernburgr ex-Secretary for the Col onics, and Dr. Hermann Paasche, Vice President of tho Reichstag; while beyond Minister Sydow were Joseph C Grew, secretary of the American Embassy ; Dr. W. S. Solf, Secretnry for the Colonies; John H. Jackson, former American Min ister to the Balkan States, and Adolf Wermuth, Burgomaster of Berlin. In all 173 guests, about equally divided be tween -Americans and Germans, were present. The usual toasts to Emperor William ano president Wilson were drunk stand Ing. The Ambassador's speech was In- formal. Other speakers were Vice- oy tierr von uwinner to tne "peace dove, 1 "brought back an olive branch' 1 President Wilson. Hope for Friendship. Vice-Chancellor H.Ifferich said he was pleased to know that Ambassador Ge rard had visited the United States, "where ho hod an opportunity of de scribing the real state of Affairs In Ger many," and Foreign Minister Zlmmer mann declared he "felt sure the friendly and trustful relations between both countries as enunciated by .Mr. Gerard will continue." Dr. HclfTerlch called attention to the Increase In commerce between Germany I and the United States, saying that In the ten years from 1303 to 1913 It had i Increased by more than 1,000,000,000 marks ( S250.nno.000). "Herr von Gwlnner, director of the ALLIED COUNCIL CEMENTS UNITY! Conference at Home Ends Willi ilic Entente's Plans Formed. Rome, via Paris, Jan. 7. Tho confer ence between members of the Entente I allied governments was brought to a close this afternoon. It Is announced that the conference established once again the complete unity of views of tho Entente Allies on tho various questions down for discus sion nnd that the statesmen present will leave Rome with a strong resolution to Introduce greater coordination In their I efforts for the successful Issue of the war. ' At a luncheon given by Premier Boselll . cordial speeches were delivered In which the Italian and French Premiers ex- 1 pressed absolute confidence In the vic tory of the Entente allied Powers. On leaving the guests wcro the objects of au I enthusiastic ovation, M. llrland, the French Preililer, and Daid Lloyd 'Geoige. the British Prime Minister, behiK cheered again and again ' the' French JunlstrofTar?!;, thculmc I 011' with ftrlna,!" ol nTnTlt of the French Government, pinned th..was ),e who organized tho plan for' the lTeiich War Cross on the breasts of i.lein.-i.en, , t oum adorna. the U an t hief of Maff; lien. Morrone, Italian Minister of War. and Admiral Coral, the 1 Italian Minister of Marine. The decora-1 tlon of the Italians was greeted with 1 I applause 1 The Oloniofr d'llalla publishes the fol ' lowing note : "The third meeting of the allied dele gates was held this morning. Yesterday the political ami mllltnry missions met first In general session, then separately, To-day tho order was reversed the mis. slops first held separate meetings, then toward noon, the political and military delegates had 11 general meeting. "Wo are able to affirm that already the results have been very important mill favorable, lis will he seen when ex ecuted." M. I. T. RAISES $4,000,000. Mysterious "Mr. Smith" 1'iin Irllmtr l',r,0O,O(HI to the I'uiid. Boston, Jan, 7. The Jl.OOn.OOO en dowment fund will, h the Massachusetts Institute of Technology started to ralso last June has been secured President MacLnuriu announced at the alumni 1 banquet of the Institution last nltlit. . . I tl. KliLn . .n 1 oSoo7 toward this anuni: coltlon-ai ,mon thA remainder helmr contributed hv the 1st of January. "i . . ! .-. a minin,, ,i,,li-,, I ' ii .' "... V .. " ' was precnted by a small group of the nliimnl, $250,000 by John D. Rockefeller, thtouKh the General Educational Board, and J 100,000 by nn anonymous bene factor In Boston. Part of the totnl sum raised, Presi dent Macl.aurln snld, would be required to take care of the cost of maintaining the new group of buildings on the Cam bridge side of the Charles River nnd part to raise the salaries of tho Instruc tors. Italian Make MIIkM Gain. uomb, via ijiiuoii, jan. i. aii oiuciai , statement Issued to-day by the Italian War Department says: Thero have been Intermittent artil lery actions. By suiiulsc ntluol; we advanced about fiOO yards near Hill 208. Ws rectified u point In our front on the Csrso. TO U. S. ENVOY Deutscho Bank," says the Overseas News Agency, "who spoke next, com pared Ambassador Gerard with the peace dove of Noah's Ark, on the return of which Noah realized that he had sent It out too early, but nevertheless he had seen the colors of the rainbow. "Ambassador Gerard In his speech told of tho sympathy In the United States for German charity work. Many prominent people had handed him checks for the German Red Cross. On his re turn to Germany, he said, he had de livered to the different German relief funds about 400,000 marks (1100,000), Continuing, Mr, Gerard said: ' Never since the beginning or the war have the relations between Ger many and tho United States been as cordial as now. I have brought back I on olive branch from tho President or I don't you consider the President's mes- 1 sage an ollvo branch 7 . 1 Snyn Peace In Winning. 'I personally am convinced that as long as Germany's fate Is directed by such men as my friend the Chancellor, and Dr. Helfferlch and Dr. Solf; by Ad- mlralw vnn fnrwIlA rMlnlatAr nf Ihe Navy), Holtzendorff (head of tho Naval ' General Staff) and Von Mueller (naval adviser to the Emperor) ; by Gens, von Hindcnburg (chief of the General Staff) and Ludendorff (First Quartermaster1 General), and last, but not least, by my , friend Zlmmermann, the relations be-1 tween the two countries are running no ! risk.' j "Toward the end of the evening Dr. i Zlmmermann, who had been attending i . a conference -tilth th Anatrn.Tinmrurlnn a largo number of nersons had nun. with good Intentions to this beautiful I country, Continuing, Dr. Zlmmermann said "'I always collaborated with Mr. Am bassador In excellent manner anil with mutual confidence, so that I feel sure the friendly and trustful relations be- icm Hum countries win coiuinuo in tne ' pride way expressed by Mr. Gerard.' 1 r, ', "The American Association sent tcl-1 ""'"nng that Picsldcnt Wilson grams to Emperor William and I'resl-1 should be left under no misapprehension dent reads"' Tl" teI"?ram to the rrcsl- as to tlle objects of the Entcnto Allies. C" 'The1 American Association of Com-!?"; BlrneS Pal'1 that'what was ned merce nnd Trade of Berlin Is giving a ' l,Cloro the Allies could enter Into ncgo dlnner to Ambassador Gerard, nnd. 1 tlatlons was the "clearing mil nf ih honored by the presence of leaders in German politics, commerce and JJsn. try. It wishes to express to the President nf the TTn teA Btnt u .in... In these crucial times.'" 1 GREEKS AWAIT GERMAN ORDER Heady to Attack Allies, Says Vcnizelos Envoy Now in Paris. ' Paws, Jan. 7. "The Greek royal anny is only awaiting orders from Germany to attack the Allies," said M. Dlomede, former Greek Minister of Finance, to the renins to-day. M. Dlomede Is now In Paris on a special mission for Venl zelos, head of the provisional Greek Gov ernment. "The Greek General Stuff," added M. Dlomede, "was from the outset of the war constantly directed by Major von .unciitiaufcii, me jiimary Aiiarni OI tne , German Legation and It is his orders tho rolay army has been carrying out1 since ho was expelled from the country. "It was he who assured communica tions between Athens and Berlin nnd furnished the German General Staff with Information concerning the move ments of (ion. SarraH'N army, supplied to him by tho Gieek staff. It was he who organized the telephone linn hv mobilization of the reservists , moro than t.OOu troops thus far haw been sent to Pelnnnnneanu ..-hiin !.,.' King hs now I , ha M l 5.000 men with the ri-servlsts is nrrin re.l i v Major von Falkenhausen he can raise an army of 75,000." Im'nnM .T;,, .TeWranhin,. t Ath..,- e pij. V. ' " 6. Renter's correspondent My'si T "Bols-i terous scenes at the Plrirus vesterd v evening resulted In thn wlthm-awni the French naval detachment stationed In tho town hall there. This Is regarded 1 In Athens as au 111 omen." ! I 1 1 every possible olianco of success. E. H. S0THERN IS IMPROVING, i K, thf "H'"1 'vernmcMs are de- termlned to press the war to a military i.... it-.....-..., r. . . ...'solution It Is exported that they will Ai-tor Itrpnrtril Desperately Ill li.... doubt 1h.1t fioiher .ri,i,n. I Guru WnlkliiK In PnrU. I E. H. Sothcrn yesterday was so far from being the Invalid most of his friends here thought him that he took a long wnik 111 the park In the afternoon. "The principal thing he Is suffering from right nt pre-eut." said Dr. Joseph n, Blssell. his nlivslclan. "la thn lin,.k I he received when the Chicago doctors tnia mm lie was about to die. Instead of Mr. S-olliem needing an operation now I think the Chicago doctors need nn oprrniinn 011 meir sense or humor. Mr. i' ...' .VTV tlow "u"" 'H condition IS not SO llCMOerilte ns It wna r.n,...,.i...l ' . . i'ciuiu u wns represented " ''lm in ilLlcago. He has taken a house iiein ami liner v. eiine.silay will he nt nome 111 is vvrst Kirty-third street, At present ho and Mrs. Sothcrn aro with friends." 100 ESCAPE FIRE IN THEATRE. March Onl With No Disorder From Smoke Filled Home, Tile 100 spectators nt the Malhln Theatre, 2S0 Grand street, yesterday afternoon marched out with no cllsnr.ier wnen n five reel film Ignited and filled the house with dense fumes. I Cool heads among tho employees pre (Vented nny semblance of a panic. An alarm was tinned In, but lira fire wun extinguished beroro the apparatus ar rived. SpontnnrotiB combustion was given as the cause of the blaze. 1 BRITAIN URGED NOT TO CLOSE D00RT0 PEACE English Minister of Pen sions Calls for Friendly Reply to "Wilson. WOULD HAVE ALLIES OUTLINE OBJECTS Unofficial News From Hol land Says She Refuses to Back President. ACTION IS A SHOCK TO ADMINISTRATION j WaSllinfftOll EXTlPfitS AlllPS' " Ji-"io vim,o Answer Will Not Be Flat Rejection. London, Jan. 7. G. N. Barnes. Mln. ster or Pensions, In a speech In London " "CUCB was entitled to all pos. "we. ought to cultivate that i friendship." "The President," Mr. Barnes said, i " at mis country Is i not out t0 smash Germany or unybody j r anything except military power and i r,mnn imm n.ii.,, . .. . ,. G"mai'a from IWSl"m and the territory " 1 nconlos' reparation to these neon es fnr nil thn limn" h, . 1 subscribing by Germany to a document . ......,,, ,i n itukuiiiii.. ii yrui-e niiicxi would oo nacued up by j the International moral force wholo world." of the j Regarding Germans s pe-icc offer Mr. . Barnes said : "No cannot make terms with a wild beast, nnd the answer glien by the Allies Is the only possible ansner. Wo all want peace, but the bctt way to at tain It Is to banish peace from our minds until we have attained the objects we set out to secure in the war." Lord Huckmaster, formerly Lord High Chancellor, speaking at Kvlghley, said , that all peace propotals ought to be pub- I llhed nt the earliest possible moment. None should bo summarily rejected, hut I rach Miould rccclvo full and carefully considered answers. Neither for glory , nnr fr vengeance i-hould this war be prolonged n single hour. Every fair means whereby a lasting and honorable peace could be obtained should be wel comed. But, ho added, no peace couM bo lasting or honorable unless tho terms prevented a repetition and provided for ropura,on for the past. - - HOLLAND'S REFUSAL I'nonifliil Itct'i'li eil That Shn nerllnr Indorsement, Washington, Jan. 7. The delay of the Entente in replying to tAo Presi dent's note has sometthat lcwvid hopei in olllclnl Administration circles hero I '"at 'eP,y B01 ta " ; swee')l",; a 'J'L,b'i aR anticipated. It is 1101 expected that the icply will bo re celved here until tho middlo of the week, .. , ... ",7"" , U """K n,ad'" ! nt 'b'" ''Ito House, the Stato Depart- i T' ll,1am , 1,1 l,1or"M" 'l" ,n phn ; sire the idea that 110 further move can be expected along the pea. o line until , the reply is received. " '? evplalned that both tho President ! aml. "etiiry . l-inlng aro particularly anxious noi u. nave speculative counts written concerning the next move i,rl -nmcm. iney r,K"r'' " aa a W; of I'nlilotMii for tho press to glvo the American plea at this time will not bo welcomed. It not the reply Is expcited to leave thu door open for additional correspondence. Holland' Action, I'nolllclal news from Holland that slm had refused to Indorse the President's peace move, came ns a shuck to officials, even though some such action has been predicted tlirmiRh diplomatic channels. The Dutch 1cfui.1l, however, has centred attention nn tho Administration's ex planation of tho note, or at least one of the explanations', to the effect that It was seiu oeraum. wie uniied Mates was n ,lin veri-A nf ,iv,,. 011 mo verge 01 war. uy implication It was emphasized that thn threatening sub- miirlno Issue with Germany was the particular dancer being given considera tion. With regard to this it U pointed out that Holland has far more icason than tho Fulled Stntes to fear the danger of becoming Involved In the war. The Dutch Government has, It Is explained, escaped becoming Involved only by a hair's breadth. Holland has had the plight of Belgium before her since the war began and has herself suffered enor rcouFly In manv ways. Yet the Dutch Government apparently prefers to run further risks of Its own national exist ence rather than Indotso 11 peace move which It icgards ns luoppoituiio nnd likely to give offence to one faction of tho warring nations. Thus Holland's position appears dis tinctly courageous. It Is said, compared with the position which the Unlted'-Mtates -rrrrw-