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THE SUN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1917.
procedures of tho Ambassador In Inter-! yenlng against ntio of two opposing po litical parties by surmising that "lie can only liuvo done'so In the belief that the position wflH such ns to need pointed statement one that would make tho situation clear to alt In Hernial)." EAGER FOR REPLY. Washington I'.ipcrli It Pohllea- tfnn by To-morrow. Washington, Jan. 10. Otllcttit Wash. Inglon was eagerly awaiting to-u'ght tho reply of the Entente Allien lo front dent Wilson's note, which press des patches announced had been handed to Ambassador Shatp In l'Hrls for trans mission lo this country. Hecretary Lansing said to-night that he was with out any Advices, but It Is taken for ranted ttiat the itiily Is on Its wny and will ba, received here somo lime to morrow. Arrangements have been made, ac cording to Secretary Lansing, for the simultaneous publication of the note hero nnd abroad, which Is likely to re sult In postponing it until Friday. The eagerness, even onxllety, with which the note Is being awaited here by those In official circles Is due to the realization that tho success of tho Pres ident's next move Is now entliely depend ent upon the natute of the Kntcnte'a reply. All tho Indications have been that the answer would follow along the lines of the reply to the proposil of the Central Powers nnd be virtually a flat rejection of any pencil discussion until tho Teutonic allies acknowledge their de feat, but hope has persisted In Ad ministration quarters here that In some way the door to peace would be loft njar. That tho note now on Its way will be couched In the language of a friend to ft friend and In this respect will differ from tti reply made to the Teutonic peace proposal Is not doubted here. And be ing of this friendly natuie the officials feel that there is some chance of a peace loophole which the President may take advantage of. Even should the Ententa nations state their conditions for making peace anil Bhould tho conditions be as se ver as rumor has had It there would still be n chanco for continuing the dis cussion. The point in which official Washington I mpst Interested Is whether the En tente reply Is responsive to the Presi dent's note asking the belligerents to state their terms. Germany's reply of fering to make them known at a con ference of the belligerents was not re sponsive and was a great disappoint ment It is understood not a word has como from abroad to officials here to in sllcato the nature of the response. A de scription of It as "ultra sensational" in a, press despatch from Paris yesterday xcltcd great Interest but threw no light upon ita real nature. Tb President's so-called peace note to apparently so difficult and delicate It matter to discuss or Interpret that American diplomats abroad do so at their peril. At least the State Depart ment Intends to call on them for ex planations of whatever they say with reference to It. and desires to have an xact verbatim account of their utter ances. Secretary Lansing to. day cabled to Dr. van Dyke, the American Minister to Holland, to ascertain If he was cor rectly quoted In tho preBs to-day when he Indicated that Europe Is deadlocked ver peace. The comment Is in one sense mbarrasslng to thla Government, though It Is believed Dr. van Dyke found some such explanation necessary In view of the dissatisfaction caused In Holland through previous misinterpretations of the note. Holland Is understood to have refused to Join the United states In any peace movement or to Indorse tho President's note on the ground that the tlmo was Inopportune. Diplomats believe that for this reason Dr. van Dyko may have wished to Interpret the President's note In the manner which would be most pleasing to the Dutch Government. EGAN TO RETURN HOME, American Minister to Denmark Will Mnke Tito Months Visit. CoPENHAQC.v, Jan. 10. Dr. Maurice F. Egan, American Minister to Denmark, will leave hero February S, accompanied by Mrs. Egan, for a two monthB .islt to the United States. The purpose of his trip. It Is stated, Is for consultation on Important subjects. ULTRA SENSATIONAL. entente's Reply to Wilson So Termed liy .Mnrrrl llntln. Paths, Jan. 10. Marcel Hutln, who Is well known ns a Journalist, Is authority for the report that the reply of the En- tento to President llson s peace note will bo "ultra sensational." lie asserts the nolo will be made public as soon as President Wilson has had opportunity to examine It. ZEPPELIN FOR D. S. COMPLETE BY 1918 Government fo Undertake What It Took Germany Six Ycnrs to Do. Washington, Jan. 10. The best tech nical minds In the army and navy are to be called on to aid this Government In constructing tho American Zeppelin It Is hoped tho airship will be In actual service before the end of the year. Be sides the Zeppelin tho Government is to build a Zeppelin shed and contract for the necessary gas supply and accessories. The total cost Is estimated at $500,000. Chief Constructor Taylor of tho navy has the work In charge and will mako particular efforts to expedite It without saorlflctng thoroughness and efficiency. It took Germany six years to construct the first Zeppelin and get it In shape for use, and the United Ktatcs navy hopes to accomplish the iceult In less than one year. Part of the work will be done by the Government and part by contract. It Is believed tho Government can arrange with private Arms to produce tho nec essary material and then have Die air ship assembled ut noma selected point, probably at u site chosen by one of tho private contractors. It would be nec essary to have a shed here and nnother Government shed at the Zeppelin base. Wherever that Is to be. It Is understood the successful con struction of tho Zoppellu has been mado possible by Information obtained In Great Britain and France of Zeppelins which have como to grief In that ter ritory. Despite this. It Is a problem whether the approved German Zeppelin types can be successfully Imitated. Tho Navy Department gives the name "Zep. pelln" to any rigid tpe of airship. This does not mean that the United Htates hopes to construct a Zeppelin as efficient s tho hugo German craft. It Is said tLat not even Great Hrltaln or France has been able to do this. A report has reached here of a Brit lh made war Zeppelin which broke In two on Ita first trial trip. Naval ex perts aro ronvlnccd that Germany Is tar ahead of all competitors In this Held, The United States navy Is now ready to make Its start. For months quiri Investigation lias been going on, and Chief Constructor Tuiior Is understood to bellevo that the tlrst American Zep j'tlln will bo a success. RUSSIANS FLEEING ACROSS THE SERETH Arc Forced to Give Wny Before Frcsli Onslaught of Von Mackcnscn's Men. GAIN OX MGA FRONT lUttlc on Northern Kttd of Long Line Continues in Fa vor of Muscovites. Los-don, Jan. 10. Steadily Von Mack ensen continues to forco the Russians beyond the Kerelh. Ills troops have fought their way across the River Putna, a tributary of the Bereth, pushing the Russians before them. Between Focsanl and Fundenl, where the Itusslans delivered their counter of fensive In the hope of turning the tide of the Sereth battle, they have been forced to give up all they won and seek refuge across the river. The advance of tho Teutons through tho Carpathians toward the upper Bereth Is proceeding slowly, because of the difficulty of the mountain fighting and the stiff defence. The German of ficial statement says that In tho Car pathian fighting 900 men and three ma chine guns were taken, and near Foc sanl CS0 Itusslans were captured. The loss of the Putna position Is serious to the Russians, for It was al most the last natural barrier they could use to defend their right flank on the lower Kereth. By crossing the river the Teutons have rut themselves within a few miles of the ten miles of railroad that connect the two main Moldavian railroads running north and south, which are the backbone of the Russian line In Moldavia. Ultra Offensive Continues. The Russians are continuing to make headway In their offensive on the Riga front at the northern end of their long front Fighting their way over frozen marsh and ley ground, often In heavy snowstorms, the Russian Infantry have advanced more than a mile In the bend of the River Ao. Should the Russian attacks continue to be successful the city of Mltau, highly Important to the Germans because It Ih a strategic railroad Junction, would bo threatened. The Russian advance south ward from tho region of the Tlrut marsh Is an advance straight toward Mltau. Besides the positions and grouna gained, It may be seen that the Russian effort has met with success by the an nouncement that since the assault be gan on Friday they have taken thirty two cannon, twenty-one of them heavy pieces ; eleven limbers, two searchlights and much other equipment. The German Report. Tho German statement Issued to-day follows : The Russians and Rumanians vainly tried to recapture the height positions on both sides of the Suchltta valley that had been taken from them. Counter attacks launched with strong forces felled with most sanguinary losses, '''he enemy was pushed back further both north and south of the Kaslno valley. In the engagements of the past two days six officers, !)00 men and three machine guns fell Into our hands. Army group of Field Marshal von Mackensen North of Focsanl we succeeded In gaining a footing on the left bank of the Putna. Between Foc sanl and Fundenl we forced the de feated enemy to give up his positions behind tho Putna and retreat behind the Hereth. Prisoners to tho number of 550 were brought In, At the mouth of the Rlmnlk Sarat we maintained against several hos tile thrusts tho progress we had achieved by attack. Eastern front- Front of Prince Leopold Stronger Russian attacks southwest of Riga and numerous ad vances by smaller detachments be tween the coast and Lake Narocz were again made yesterday without success. The llnsslan Report. The Russian statement follows: Rumanian front Repeated enemy attacks against one of the heights north of the village of Hlonlkl were frustrated by our fire and counter at tacks. During Monday evening and Tues day morning the enemy delivered eight attacks on ono of the heights north of the Kaslno River. All the attacks were repulsed. In the course of the clay tho Ger mans twice attacked the Rumanians near Ionsk, west of Monestar-IIacht-nul, on the River Kaslno, but were beaten back with great losses. In the region south of Rakota the enemy succeeded in pressing hack tho Rumanians. During the night, an a result of a counter attack, tho position was restored. We took 270 men pris oners and captured three machlno guns. Throughout the day the enemy, with tlie assistance of heavy artillery, stubbornly attacked our detachments In the region of the mouth of the Rlmnlk. All the German attacks were resulted with heavy lomes by our fire and counter attacks. In one of these attacks we took prisoner six officers and more than sixty-five men. FIVE DAY BATTLE. German llradqnartrra Describes Victory on I'atna It t ver. Berlin, by wireless, Jan. 10. The fol lowing official review of recent military operations In Rumania was given out at Army Headquarters to-day: "In regard to the lighting from Jan uary 4 to January 8 the headquarters of the Ninth Army reports; Victory was obtained in a battle of live days on the Putna River. Tho enemy's positions were naturally strong and well fortified, the principal points being tho bridge heads of Fundenl and Focsanl. After preparations had been made an attack was delivered on January 4. The fore field positions were taken on January 5. A German division penetrated the bridge head of Fundenl on January . "A great Russian counter attack was launched on a front of 26 kilometers dMi miles). The Russians planned to pierce the centre of the Ninth Army but failed, uur attack mane rurthor prog ress on January 7. German and Auatrn Hungarian troops under Major-Gens. Duller nnu Melius ana Lieut, f ield Mar. Khal Golglnger penetrated the Focsanl position rapidly and crossed the second Hue. while simultaneously German Al pine troops drove tho enemy from the Obede8tl Mountain. This decided the battle, Tho centre and left wing of the Mllcovu position could not bo held any longer. On January 8 Focsanl and the entire right bank of tho Putna fell Into tho hands of our victorious troops. "In addition to heavy losses In killed or wounded, the enemy Ioji 03 nnrs, more than MOO men, three cannon and ten rnachlne guns." ALLIES FORCE POPE TO BANISH PRELATE -Mgr. Uerluch, Private Cham berlain at Vatican and on Aus trian, Sent to Switzerland. Berlin, Jan. 10 (via wireless). The Overseas News Agency gives out the following: "Tho Prelate Knight von Oerlnch I.Monslgnor Gerluchl, first acting private chamberlain to his Holiness, has been forced to leave Rome and has arrived at Lugano Switzerland). He was the only German prelate In the Pope's retinue, i The Entente, through the intermediary of the Italian Government, urgently Insisted upon his departure. Although he be-1 longed to the personal service of the Holy Father, the Vatican had to submit to the unprecedented coercion of the Entente." Monslgnor Gerlach. who Is tin Aus trian, has during tho past two years been the subject of various reports. The latest emanated from Rome on January 8, In connection with the destruction, of the Italian battleships Benedetto Brln and Leonardo da Vinci, concerning which an Investigation has been In progress. One of the forty-odd men under arrest In tho case, an Italian named Ambro gettt, charged1 with being Implicated In the destruction of the warships, alleged that he was the financial agent of Mon slgnor Gerlach. It was stated that Moil Mlgnor Gerlach, prior to Italy's entry Into the war, was Interested with Am brogettt In a pro-Austrian paper at Vlt torla. BRITISH MAKE RAID ON GERMAN LINES . . . Capt M'C rOrt Of 'lrcncll nilU . . , T , . 14iJ Prisoners East Of Beaumont-Hamcl. London, Jan. 10. Activity has been revived on tho Ancre, at tho northern end of the Somme front. British In fantry made an attack last night east of Beaumont-Hamcl nnd part of a Ger man trench was captured and 143 pris oners taken, British and German state ments note Intense bombardments on both banks of the Ancre. The official statements follow : British The last twenty-four hours have been marked by a series of well executed enterprises In various por tions of our line. A highly successful minor operntlon was carried out last night east of Beaumont-Hnmel. We seized a consolidated section of an enemy trench and took prisoners three ofllcera nnd 140 men. We carried out n successful raid this afternoon east of Loos and se cured a number of prisoners. Yesterday evening we entered the enemy's trenches opposite Armentieres and killed many of the enemy, de stroyed a hostile machine gun and did other damare to the enemy's defences. Artillery activity continued In the neighborhood of Les Boeufs and on both sides of the Ancre Valley. Wo bombarded the enemy's trenches op posite Lc Sars and his battery posi tions ,n the neighborhood of Gomme court. Destructive bombardments of the enemy's lines were also carried out north of La Bassec Canal, west of Plogsteer and In the neighborhood of Ypres. French. Intermittent artillery right ing occurred on the greater part of tho front. It was moro active north of the Somme, In tho regions of Hou chavesnna and Clery, and In the Ar gonne. In tho fector of the Four de Purls. Belgian. In the region of Dlxmude a violent artillery duel took place. In tho direction of Het Pas there was spirited bomb fighting The Belgian heavy artillery bllcnced enemy mine throwers. German. During the rainstorm tint has prevailed there has been little fighting activity. Only on the Ancre were there lively artillery duels. LONDON PARKS FOOD FIELDS. KIok Sanotlnn Ilalslnsr of Fodder anil Cereals In City. London, Jan. 10. Fodder and cereals aro to be grown In Richmond nnd Bushy parks as the tlrst step In the new food campaign. London's parks are royal property, and the step has the sanction of King George. The Idea Is to set an example and stimulate private land owners to similar activity as a means of Increasing food supplies. Richmond and Bushy parks lie near tho Thames In the fashionable south west district of London. Richmond Park Is of ",255 acres In area and eight miles In circumference. It is a favorite sum mer resort, being frequented by crowds of pedestrians, motorists and horseback riders. Charles I., in 1637, had the park enclosed and used It as n hunting ground. Bushy Park contains about 1,000' acres. It has numerous whlto thorn and horse chestnut trecB, many of them planted by William III. Herds of deer are maintained In both parks by the Government, FRANCE MAY REFUSE DECREES. Deputies to Iteport That Constitu tion Fnrblria Them, PAnis, Jan. 10. Deputy Maurice Vlol lette, on behalf of the committee to which was referred the Cabinet's request for general powers under which It might act by decree on urgent questions which otherwise would require legislation by Parliament, will report to-morrow against the measure as being In viola tion of the constitution. Experienced parliamentarians do not consider It certain that the Chamber would refuse to grant the nuthorlty asked, to which tho Government at tributes great Importance. CHLNA-RUSSIA CLASH. Merlons Mtnndnn I'nllorra KllllnsT nf -IOO ('111 near by Cossacks, Washington, Jan, 10. Information received here to-day Indicates an In creasingly serious situation between China and Russia over the recent re ported killing of from 200 to 400 Oil nese by CowacUs In a riot at Kaahu, In the Interior province of Hlnklang or Turkestan, Negotiation over Ave demands pre eentcd by China on Russia, Including In- d'rrnlty for bereaved families and proper apologies anu guarantees for the future arc still going on, with no settlement In right. Hospital Man's Dlnr. Mayor Mltchrl, Comptroller Prender gust, Deputy Charities Commissioner Wright, Dr. O. H. Wlghtman and Dr. .lames H. Walsh were seakers ut n rlln. ner of the medical staffs of the city hospitals In tho Astor Inst night. About 600 attended, Commissioner Klngsburv presided. The dinner was In charge of Dr. Wlghtman, Dr. ICIInt Bishop, Dr. Walter Sands Mills. Dr. T. S, South worth, Dr. J. H. Wlnlleld. Dr. K. F. Krug, Dr. Karl II. Mayne. Dr. II. JJ. Mlnton and Dr. V. II. Ctlley. EIGHT HOUR RULING LOOKED FOR FEB. 26 Final Argument; Heard' by Supreme Court in Adamson Act Test Case. TKUOB UNTIL DECISION Frank Jlagcrmatt Contends Congress Can Itcgututc Kail Workers' Wages. Washington, Jan. 10. Final argu ments were heard by the Supreme Court to-day in the case testing the constttu- I tlonallty of the Adamson act, with mom- bers of tho court continuing to display extraordinary Interest by frequent ques tioning oi counsel. A decision Is ex- has been mentioned as the possible date I iur me decision, as the court reron- I i ones that day after a recess of three weeks to prepare opinions. Meanwhile the effectiveness of the eight hour standard day nnd nil litiga tion will b0 suspended by agreement be tween the railroads and Department of Justice, with accounts being kept of ad- 'IJnRl WB"ea due under the new law. i a . lays of argument were con cluded this afternoon. Tho closing ad dress was made In support of tho law by frank Hagerman of Kansas City, special assistant to the Attorney-Uenerul, who contended vigorously that Congress has authority to regulato railroad employees' wages In exercising Its constitutional power over Interstate commerce , That railroad workmen are Just as. (much a part of transportation as cars or! locomotives was contended by Mr. Hager- ! man, who said: , it tins court can say that the wage of the man who makes possible the move-, I m, -,,.. ui .,, ,o nam iiu rciti ur suusianuai relation to commerce, then my words are wunoui oneci. xne pay or men has a direct bearing on effectuality of trans portation." In the Interest of efficient and safe transportation, the lawyer argued, the public has an Interest In employees re ceiving adequate wages. "The public has an Interest In reduc ing expenses: hasn't It In an Increase?" asked Justice Pitney. "Is it your view that Congress coulu go so far as to ap- point railroad olllcers and directors?" "If a carrier abuses Its trust." Mr. Hagerman answered, "and doesn't per-1 form its public functions the public Is entitled to the use of the road and could have a court take hold by receivers." Regarding the power of Congress to1 prevent strikes Justice McRcynolds' asked : "Is there no limit to what Congress can do to ttop a strike? In the Debs caw could Congress have ordered the! An the same there seemed to be a railroads to pay Mr. Debs 50.000 to stop fort of feeling In the meeting that the f JX. . ' President was a mean thing, and Mrs. That s putting It pretty fierce, but 1 1 5ara Bard Field went back to ancient believe Congress could," Mr. Hagerman j history to prove that there might have answered. , liefn a r-ejera amendment plank In the "Oh. you don't mean that." Justice platform If Mr. Wilson hadn't Interfered. Van Devanter Interjected. "That mini- uut they said most of tho things against mixes and detracts from everything' him vicariously through Allan McCurdy, you've said.'' wil0 made a long speech declaring that "I think," suggested Justice Holmes ' Mr. Wilson's statements Tuesday were to the attorney, "that you are very wise i "silly, stupid, nonsensical." Mr Mc In dealing with this question to be pre- j Curdy advised tho Congressional Union else and not consider the degree the mat- not to lose this opportunity of Impressing ter can De pushed." 0 the Democrats that the women are not Publicity given their dispute wss held . to be "deceived by rhetorical phrases." to be largely responsible for the final ' The object from now on, he said, must be disagreement last summer between the , to .defeat the party, railroads and the employees' brother-1 "Devote a fund to that," he cried. Put hoods by W. .V. Doak. Vice-president of 30 per cent, of all your collections and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, ' contributions In the bank nnd uso It In In a statement before the Senate Inter-' the elections next ear to prevent the state Commerce Committee. Mr Doak. election of every Doxocratle nominee. continuing his testimony on legislation! iiy i resiaeni iison lo sup plement the Adamson law, said all the brotherhoods were unalterably opposed to compulsory arbitration or suspension of the right to strike, though they did not object to legislation providing for investigation or railroad controversies. OUT OF TOWN AID IN "SAVING" NEW YORK Merchants All Over Country Approve Plan to Treserve Betail District. ' the rights of the men, and sou cannot , . ' gain theso lights by 1elng any more nl- llio Save New York movement, which' ways sweet. Non! You must be what alms to rid the central business zone of I the' French would say energetically en Manhattan of tho factories and went avnnt. I do not ca why ou do not shops which have been pouring thou-ttako a million women to President Wll sands of workers Into what should be ton and tell him, 'You can help us very the highest class retail shopping district, well, do so!'" In the world, has enlisted nationwide sup-1 This militant advice Mine. Gullbert Pr'- ilel! errd In the sweetest nf tones, look- Within the past thre days 1,400 mer-lng like a soubretto Quakeress In her chants located In nil parts of the United dove gray gown of clinging silk. After- "" ne ioiitu ineir approval or tun, erroris to restrict this district to high class retail shops. The district I. bounded by Thirty-second and Fifty ninth streets and Third and Seventh nve mies. Within tho next ten days at the rate letters of Indorsement have been pouring In upon the Have yew York Com mittee 10,000 merchants of other cities will havo placed their approval upon the movement. Their reasons for Indorsing the move, ment are twofold ; the first Is patriotic or pride in New York nnd the second Is bulnets. These out of town merchants prefer to have tho merchandise thev buv manufactured away from tho retail dls trlrt of high rents, A location for the r.lni!r nmt anil fanlni-l... -n ,,,1A I theso merchants better If further down town, for It would bo much moro con venient for their buyers If u majority of theso factories were together. Also the money saved on rents would reduce the coBt of the merchandise. Ho for business reasons alone, It Is pointed out, It will be a great advantage to the manufacturers who are still lo cated In ths Save Now York zone to move their factories down town. SUFF "PICKETS" MISS WILSON. Fnll to Ilrrognlzr President When lit- Passes Them. Wabiiinoton. Jnn, 10. Twelve women with suffrage banners stood nt tho main gates of tho While House grounds to day, Inaugurating what leaders of the Congressional Union for Woman Huf frngc call mildly militant "silent picket ing" to forco their cauto on President Wilson's attention. "Pickets" were at the two entrance" from 10 o'clock this morning until dark, tired ones being relieved from time to tlmn, nnd to-niyhl It was announced that other gate would bo "plckoted" to. morrow and dally until March 4, when the suffragists plan to bring their cam paign for a Federal amendment to n close with a big parade. The women. wearing yellow, purple and white rib ' bo,1 ll,'mss their chests, stood three on either side nf tho gates, over each of which was held a banner Inscribed "Mr. President, what will yuu do for woman suffrage?" Tho President passed the "pickets" only once, ond then was not recognized by the women. Mrs. Wilson passed In and out several times. GREECE ACCEPTS THE ENTENTE TERMS Bulgarian and Austrian Troops Said to Bo Moving on Thcssaly. London, Jan. 11 (Thursday). Greece's reply accepting the terms of the ulti matum of the Entente Allies was de livered Wednesday evening, says' Rou ters Athens correspondent. In connection with tho Greek situation the newspapers to-day give prominence to a despatch from Serbian, headquar ters, dated January 7, In which It Is said that considerable rcenforcemcnts havo Joined the armies of the Teutonic allies on tho Entente left wing, which Is due north of Thcssaly. The despatch says a Bulgarian regiment which was lately In Dobrudja has arrived, and i that It Is reioi ted other Bulgnrlau regi moving thither. ments nu an Austrian regiment are The despatch adds that nil Indications point to somo energetic action by tho forces of the Central Powers In that quarter, apparently with the uurpose SUFFS SAY WILSON OFFERED NO SNUB Women Trofess to Be Encour aged by Their Visit to President. It was all a mistake. ih imnrrstlnn morning papers gave yesterday that President Wilson administered a sort of snub to the Congressional Union women who went to the White House Tuesday to tell him that If he'd only direct his party to put the Federal suffrage amend ment through Congress this reason It would be done. Mrs. Abby Scott Baker, press chairman of the C. IT., came from Washington to tell a big audience at the C. U. meeting In the Rltz-Carlton yester day that the President's remarks were most encouraging and meant that the amendment would go through before in auguration day sure. Mrs. Baker was so late owing to her being unable to get a room nt tho hotel where she could repair the ravages of (travel that she didn't have a chance to ! make much of her speecli to the audience after all, but she made it to the reporters afterward, "The President said lie was the leader of his party nnd that things were ac complished through parties, and that he personalty is In favor of suffrage," i-aid Mrs. Baker. "What more do we want?" All L'p to Wilson. The sum of $3,000 was collected es terday In the name of Inez .Miinouana Bolssevnln .Mrs. .Marie jviinrj ,iwno proposed the starting of a fund In her memory, nnd Mrs. O H. P. Belmont 1 pledged tl.000. Mrs. K. Tiffany Dyer , gaie $.100: Mrs. John Winters Brannan. j:0O: Miss Anne Constable, 100, and i others followed with varying amounts ' Mls Vlda Mllholland, Mrs. lloissevaln's sister, gave $100. llmr, Gnlllirrt !ny forward. 1 After the money raising came the real I feature of tho meeting. Mine. Yvette Gullbert. In quaint and charming Ens i llsh Mme. Gullbert gave her reasons for ! believing in votes for women. "f hope," Fhc said, "that you will not icscnt It that a Frenchwoman Interferes In your Internal politics. For this Ik a question whloli concerns the civilization if the wholo world. It Is the women who must Impose peace oil the men of the future. We have the rlirlit to share warn sue recneu in I'rencii u rrnyer of Wamen" with wonderful effect. Mrs. Ilt'lmont read a lesolntlnn which was adopted and will bo bent to Presi dent Wilson. It was uddreKsed to the President and ald In effect that the Congressional Union was assured that If he rhoso to uso his ower and Influ ence to obtain tho passage of the Fed eral amendment the women of tho United Htates would be enfranchised be fore another year. ARMY KNEW GUARD FAILED. ('enernl Staff l'li-naril Willi Iti'port of Mayor's Committer. Washinijton, Jan. 10. General Staff ofHrcrs of the army were well pleased Willi the repott of Mayor Mltchel's committee characterizing the mobiliza tion of thn National Guard ns n com plete and unequivocal failure. The fol lowing statement was authorized: "We do not se how any Intelligent man who would tike the tumble to go over thu documentary rildenco and who was loyal to the tntlon could come to any' other conclusion." Tho War Department Is Impressed with tho businesslike way in which tho committee went to work and the con clusions drawn Xroin tho Investigation. The Information which has been mado public Is much along tlm lino of in formation which has already been made public In regular army circles. CENSORSHIP ON PRISON PAPERS Slnir Sinn "jitnr of Hope" nnil "llnl lrlln" In Bad Odor ut Albnn;. Ai.nANT, Jan. 10. James M. Carter, Superintendent of Prisons, lias estib Hulled a consulship on all articles written by prison Inmates or employees touch lng on prison administration, Articles which recently appeared In the Ktnr of Hope, Sing Slug's periodical, contnlned subtle attacks upon the prison adminis tration, A recent .Viilunl BVInre League llullctin, also published In Sing Slug, contained such a bitter ntlnrk upon Gov. Whitman that the whole edition was hurnrd. It Is possible that the publication of the ttur n iojie will be discontinued because nf tho rising coxt of papr nnd ink. The lKTlodlcul cost ths guts $10,000 last year. REPUBLICANS PLAN ANTI-PORK BATTLE Senators Meet in Oallingcr's Boom and Discuss Methods to Frovcnt Haiti. KAHBOIt "BARBEL" BUILT House Committee's Log Boil ers Depend on New York Item to Save Measure. Wa81iino:ton, Jan. 10. Republican Senators met In party conference in the loom of Senator Galllnger this nfter noon to discuss ways arid means of circumventing the "pork barrel" legisla tion. The appropriation bills were taken up and dissected Item by Item. At tho outset Oio feeling was voiced that the river and harbor bill and the publlo buildings bill will have no chance. The need of greater public economy was generally approved and tho Repub lican Senators discussed an appeal from the Democratic leaders to assist them In the effort to keep down the appro priations and avoid an extra session It possible. Democratic leaders have already sounded the Republicans as to what their attitudo would be toward revenue legislation, whether they would Insist on hearings or a debate on the revenue bill when the Senate takes It up. The time is so short before Congress ex pires by limitation of law that con servation of time Is the uppermost thought In the minds of the Senate lead ers. While the House spent several hours to-day debating a bill to establish sta tions for the protection of hogs against cholera, the Rivers and Harbors Com mittee put the finishing touches on a bill which would take from tho Treasury about $39,000,000, largely for "pork" purposes. Only the computation of the grand total prevented a formal report on the measure before the committee adjourned. Reply to Pnpulnr Outcry. Besides the appropriations for proj ects alroady embarked upon the bill provides for the Immediate expendi ture of more than J9.000.000 In new projects, involving the ultimate expendi ture of about 16,000,000. Tills Is tho reply of Chairman Sparkman nnd his sssoclates to tho outcry which has gone up against "pork barrel" bills. As a possible "sop" against a Presi dential veto and with a view to solidify lng the Senate support the committee has Included In the bill the plan for a commission to Investigate river and har bor and flood control problems and to report by next December. But this plan will not affect most of the projects In tho pending bill. The commission Is to Include the Secretaries of War, Interior, Agriculture and Commerce, tho chalr- man of tho House Committee on Rivers I and Harbors and the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce. Virtually all of the most objectlon- oble projects for the Improvement of , Southern rrceks and rivers aro retained. and In somo cases, notably that of tho Brazos River In Texas, additional cost authorizations aro carried among the new projects. In the case of the Brazos nil additional expenditure of J435.00O Is authorized, with an Immediate ap propriation of J 150.000 on one part of the work upon which already $958,250 has been spent. Incidentally upward of 13,000,000 al ready has been appropriated for this Texas river, and of this amount army engineers still have nearly $1,000,000 on hand. The chief of engineers last year was unable to offer detailed statistics of the tonnage for the various projects in olved In the Brazos River Improvement for the simple reason that the commerce Is negligible at best, I.lbernl to Spiirkmnn, The bill Is liberal to the chairman of the committee, Mr. Sparkman, Florida, who In addition to new projects involv ing an ultimate expenditure of more than j:,000,000 has about sixteen oll projects continued In the bill. ! Mr. Snarkman's successor as chalr- man In the event that the Democrats organlzo tho next House Mr. Small of North Carolina. Is equally well taken rare of In the six new projects and about sixteen old Items continued. One of the largest and most Important of the new projects allotted to the North Involves the purchase nnd Improvement of the abandoned Chesapeake and Pela wiiik Canal. The existing project calls for an ultimata appropriation of $8,000, 000 and an Immediate expenditure of $1,300,000. This, however, contemplates only a twelve foot channel for the canal, whilo the Navy Department desires that the channel be enlarged to thirty-five feet for the accommodation of large war ship". The New York items ns finally ap proved are : Tots! COM Initial sppro ir,5eo aio.onn lW,ftW tro.mrt sn.oo-1 3."i.0OO Oreenport lisrbor $?lfio t'pper bay, New York harbor .to.ft JluiUon Ulver channel I.JJl.OOO K.nt Itlver and Hell Gate .. .13.40.imo Ciaren Shoal sn.wvi llmlsnn nt Osininr 79.7t0 Hay Itlilso ami lied Hook channels Navy Yard Chsnnrl l.d'fl.mv) Narrows nf Lake Ch&aiplain 717,100 Newtown Creek CtO.OOO Wetehestrr Creek Ml.ie-1 Pnrl Henry harbor 7I.MO Ofile nburir harbor Tiw.rwi SO.frV) lM.OOrt M!,lVil 1I.MH1 it.COO Ill accordance with the plan liMinlly followed In pork bills Items like tho New York harbor Improvements, affecting a commerce of moro thnn 100,000,000 tons n ear, are relied upon to carry the sp proprlatlons mado for creeks in the South with a commerce consisting mostly of logs. So deftly has this year's "bar rel" been put together that the fraineis of the ineasuin are already claiming otrs to spare for the bill III tho House. GERMAN CONSUL GUILTY. I'rnur Hupp nnd Attaches Con- vlcleil of Violating I'. 5. Neutrality tiAN Francisco, Jan. 10, Franz Bopp, German Consul General here, and four of his attaches or employees wero found guilty to-night by x Jury In the United Slates District Com t of having violated this country's neutrality, "Guilty on all iharges," announced the foreman. Judge Hunt In ilia charge emphasized the definition of "a military enteijirlse," which tho Government alleges In Its fel ony Indictment Bopp, VIce-Consul H. II, von Schick, Lieut Oeorse WHholm von Brlncken, C C. Crowley, secret war agent, mid Ills secretary, Mrs, .Margaret W. Cornell, conspired to dynamite ships lcavliw Canadian ports, The Judge hold that the acts alleged by the Government would constitute u military enterprise but not a military expedition, Charges of plots to dynamite shljis and trains In the United States the Govern ment gioiiped under the Sheiman ami tiust luv concerning restraint of Intcr Mati commerce. The military enterprise changes come under a statute origin ll i pned In 1734. Tho conspiracies nnd oecrt net charged are alleged by the Government to have occurred In 1915, The trial has lasted nearly six nocks, DEADLOCK OVER "LEAK" INQUIRY Continued from first Fagt. papers Representative Campbell pro ceeded to examlno him concerning his relations with the stock brokerage firm of F. A. Connolly & Co. Mr. Boiling said he had Joined the firm quite re cently nnd that previously he had been Interested In the real estate buslnoss In Washington. "Did you ever receive from any source," Representative Garrett asked, "any Intimation of the President's so called peace note In advance of Its pub lication?" "Absolutely no." "Any other member of your firm rc (elvo such Information?" "Absolutely no member had any ad vance Information." Mr. Bolting said he had no knowledge of any official of the Government or Administration who had prollted by stock transactions us a result of the ticte, and was excused. Xo I.enU In its Service, W. A. Crawford, representing the Central News Association of America, testified that there had been no leak through his service In connection with Secretary Lnnslng's confidential an nouncement the morning before tho note was made public that It was forthcom ing. His testimony was supplemented by that of Archibald Jamteson of the same organization, who Insisted that Secre tary Lansing's statement had been treated with scrupulous confidence. In support of their statements reports to the New York office of the Central News, which serves Financial America, were submitted. Practically tho same testimony was presented to the committee by William S. Odlln of the International News Ser vice, the reports of which wero also submitted to the committee. In tho courso of the examination of the newspaper men Representative Harding, reading from ticker service bulletins, laid stress on the fact that they Indicated there was much apprehen sion over the speech of I.loyd George In answer to the peace proposal of the Central Powers, Intimating that this might have been responsible for the shaky condition of the slock market. Government Printing: End. The committee also examined Cor nelius Ford, the Public Printer, and his assistant, W. J. McISvoy. The latter told the committee that the President's peaco note when brought to tho Government printing office had been divided Into eleven parts, none of which would Indi cate the nature of the note. Only three men In the Government printing oillco saw the completo note, he said, nnd the copy and proofs were kept locked In the vault. He said lie was certain that there hail been no leak from that source. To-day's hearing practically ex hausted all the lines of Inquiry suggested to tho committee at tho time the Wood r.isolutlon was referred to It with tho exception of tho detailed stock market records proposed by Representative Gardner. The evidence taken consti tutes a series of denials, with the excep tion of the testimony of Thomas W. Lawson, who said he had Information concerning "high officials" whoso names he declined to divulge. Thero Is somo doubt among mem bers of the committee that tho adoption of the resolution for a special Investiga tion proposed by Representative Camp bell will meet the demands of Mr. Law son, who Insisted that an Investigation should he made of the entire subject of "leaks" for tho past two years and the syMem responsible for It. Lawson's defiance has apparently not melted because of the tin eat of tho Rules Committee to undertake contempt proceedings against him He published to-dny In a Washington paper a full page advertisement In the nature of a manifesto to Congress appealing to It to seize the "God tent opportunity" to have "a real investigation." Such an Investigation will show, he dcclaics. thut billions of bogus wealth has been created and that this lies at the bottom of the high cost of living and that on the days of the "leak" tho selling aluc of this "fraud made" wealth In the hands of Innocent people shrunk more than a billion dollars under cost, lie declares further that the "real In vestigation" would show who leaked and who benefited and that a simple law will dctroy this "monstrous evil." He concludes in his advertisement: "Why not have an Investigation In stead of mumblcpcgfflng your valuable time on me?" RE ILLY TO TESTIFY. Msnsglng Kdltor nf Wnll Street "Jonrnnl" Takes Ilnrrnn's Place. Dow, Jones & Co. announced yester day that Jnmes Rellly, managing editor of the Wall Hlreet Journal and tho Dow- Jones financial news service, would testify before the Rules Committee ,ln Washington to-day In tho place of C, W. Uurroii, head of the two organiza tions, who was bubpernued by the com mittee. It was stated that this arrangement was satisfactory to the committee. MRS. VANTJERLLP IS HONORED. SnfTr)Kla Give Reception for Her In Yonkeri llniur. Several women prominent In the suf frage movement In Westchester county gave a reception yesterday for Mrs. Frank A. Vanderllp of Osslnlng in the home of Mrs. Jnmes T. Gibson, 132 W.irburton avenue, Yonkers. Mrs. Van derllp Is chairman of the suffrage or ganization of the Ninth district of t,he State. Mrs. Udlth Pattou spoko on "The French Feminist," dwelling on the heroic work of the -women of France in the Uurnpeari war and predicting that women will exercise more Influence in France when tho war Is oer. The guests Included Mrs. U. U. Sheets, Mrs. H. L, Howison, widow of Rear Admiral Howlson, and Mrs, Samuel L. Cooper. NEW HAVEN HEARING TO-DAY. t'. S. Mediators In Take t p IJrlrr- nnrea of 1,400 Rmplarrri, George v. W. Hanger, assistant Com missioner of tho United States Board of Mediation and Conelllatlnn. will take up the grievances of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad's 1,400 tr Iegnipher. towermcn and signalmen with General Managet Bnrdo and Vice President Wh.iley this afternoon The men demand a 10 per cent Inrrease in wages and a fifteen day vacation each year. Mr. Hanger continued his conference, with II. B. Perham, president, and other ofilclals of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers at ths Hotel Manlritlan esterday The union ofilclals are backed up In their demands by a strike vote said lo have been Indorsed by !tj per cent, of tho telegraphers on tho New Haven. YES: of course they must be individual, pointedly so. -576 FIFTH AV iM) GOR.47T"ST' I i J oonoonoDODODDnaoaonnaana FultonTruck 8 P.V,,U,'f,l ul 111. IV. t-i at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (Turkish Room) 1 1$ Tons $1090 MORSE TESTIFIES IN SUIT OF SISTER Tells of Xejjollntiiip: With Morgan for Sale of New Haven's Ships. Charles W. Morse testified before VI, c. Chancellor Lane In Newark yesterday In the suit of his sister. Miss Jennie It Morse of Bath. Me., against the director-) of the Metropolitan Steamhlp Company In which she owns 137 shares, 131 of which were acquired a few days before she began her suit. Sho charges that this company acquired the assets of the Metropolitan StcamBhlp Company of Maine, Morse's old company, and wrecked Itself In the Interests of i!io New Haven Railroad. She alleges th.u the company leased the steamships Yale and Harvard, owned by the Metropoli tan, at an Inadequate rate, for use o:i the Pacllllc coast, thereby giving to the steamships controlled by the New llaien a virtual monopoly on Iong Island Sound ' If Mlm Morse establishes as a fact acceptable In law that the New Ilaioi through another company performed lin nets complained of, Mr. Morsi bellevm he will have foundation for a suit for damages against the New Haven Nearntlated With .Morgan. Morse testified that ho had negotia tions with the late J. P. Morgan and Charles S. Mellcn. then president of the New Haven, In the hope that they would sell to him the New Haven's water llm-s He eald that after several conference with Mr. Morgan the latter promised to put the sale through. A few days later, said Morse, Mr Mellcn called him on the telephone ami said tho New Haven directors had de clined to approve the deal. "I said to him, "That's queer . how did that como about?' Ho replied, 'Well, we havo a peculiar board. At our meetings Morgan sits at my riglit anil culls for thu cas and na)s If he h gins with the directors to m rlcht tlio all vote yea : If he begins on the left they all vote nay.' " Morse said the New Haven sold tht Joy Lino to his company but immedi ately began to build thrco freight boau, the Old Colony, the Bunker Hill and tin Massachusetts, He said this was not done In fairness, as It Injured the freicht business of his company. Ho added that Mr. Mellcn had tnld him the New Haven was uperatlng tin freight boats to ruin the Metropolitan Steamship Company of Maine and th.v Mellen had told him the New Haven m willing to loo $1,000 a day rather than have the Yale and Harvard, then hi-inc built by the Metropolitan (of Maine) operate ngalnst them. He complained further that Mr Mn--gan controlled the deposits of Ooiei' ment funds and that ho had let none bo to the banks with which Moree mi then connected. As n result of " -forty days after the Yale and ll.ini"! began to ply the Metrojiohtnn (of Maine) went Into a receiver's hands be cause the company could not bnrrnw money. Mlsa Morse TratlAes, Mr Morse said Mr. Mellen had vn i"l the New Haven's stcami-hlps nt K" 000.000. and Mr. Moisn had iho.,ei them worth only MIOOO.OOu or f'l 000.000. Mr. Morse said he Is nil Mtef business adviser. Miss Morse took the stand for s ' minutes. She admitted that lsl -hire of the 137 shares of stock she n - nt on were acquired few days liefme h( filed her t-uit, on December Ji, 131? Frederick Faulks. attorney for the d fendants, tried to show that the u) was brought only nominal!-. b M,-i Morse, nnd that thero are pcriors uit of tho litigation who have no Intere-t i Its outcome ns creditors or sto -Khnlder Tho Vlco-Chancellor ruled that where a complainant is n stockholder the que' tlon of motive has no bearins. Fortune to Holdlrr, George Marquet, a soldier sen n with the French iirmy. Is bequeathed aMu' half the estate nf his mother M' Sldonln Marquet, according to he 'l filed yesterday. In the Instrument Ins address Is given ns "somewhere France." Ills sisters, Margiiern. i ur rler nnd Marthe llaxnle, get tl eai'h No estimate is given of the vjlu of the estate. It's like setting a hen! For who can tell how a made-to-order suit will ttini out? None of us loves an ugly duckling. Here instead of making to order, we make to fit. Besides you can try on all sorts of shades and pat terns before deciding. No finer fabrics, no mat ter where you order or what you pay. Prices always within reason. Rogers Peet Company Broadway at 13th St. Broadway at Warren Rroadwav "The at 341'' St four Corners" I if Ave at 41st y