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WEATHER FORECAST. Cloudy and much colder to-day; fair--and continued cold to-morrow. H,ghenV.?!IfiXrB J,Mtrly. 4a; loweit, 30. Detailed weather report on last ps. Vf Y.-A tm. IT SHINES FOP. ALL VOL. LXXXV. NO. 116. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1917. Copyright, 1017. hy the Sun Priming and Publishing AfocHatton. ONE CENT In T"k TwIrOENTN. i.r- B HYLAN TO NAME HDLBERT AS HIS NEW DOCK HEAD Only Appointment Defi nitely Fixed Except Pos sibly Flyim's. FKTHkJi'STOX TO STAY ri(l;il)l, Only Mitchcl Com-, ' niisMoner Who Will lie lletaineil.- GAMW.KliS IN Kh.VK Kiirlit Secret Service Chief for Police Po;t Kerry for Health Office. Mme than the usual number of cha'i--rmei ornamented Ma,or-elect 1 1 Inn's eHre testerday. coming early and stay !-c Into They were hoping he would . rmw' it'r. nunii to me c.-;icni ot mail-I Itig Tow Christmas eve patronage an riomireme"ts. Hut the Judge was ex ceedingly busy. Trine were visits from suffragists, Big Rill Pevery, I. J. O'Reilly. Hearst's con fldr.i. la! secretary, and others with de- r.iai.d uon his time, and when ho illy found a moment for the bread line tnat rtrr.iieii around the wall of the rc eeritton nmm anil tlitough the outer of- (Ice ,i e he made use gf It to say "1 1mo no announcements to make .VnMini? lv d. linltely decided upon, not Ilnttierl lo lie Dock (.'oninilsiljtncr. .k i. , i . , . ,, a . . the onlj ttifc I.Mi actually offered and :n- f'ptrd .Hid disposed of beyond po.oibll- lf of nft w,is the Pock i 'onunl'sloner- Ip. which will be Oiled by fteprej-enta for head of. the Police Deffartmcut The 0"1y objection to him thus far heard comes from a uuartcr that N not likely to imnrei Judge Hylan The. gamblers doti t llko Flymi. A ret-ponslbte official said yesterday he knew of several men who had run gam- hlng houves In the past, and gambling on the chince that Tammany would or- daln a wide open town had tken leasch on expensive establishments uptown which they expected to open soon after January 1. The news that Flynn might hd the department has stnick these gnti:y all in a heap. Tuts Sun's Inform- nt .-aid "Kln'?' they ay, "Why he's the ry man that smashed in all to pieces When he was deputy In llulD and 1910." "When he was Scond Pcptit-, Commls slouer Flynn!. special alignment was to prick the gambling bubble, which had grown to such proportions that Mayor Gaynor himself had Flynn detached from the soviet Fervloe to erve the city. Flynn made about flfty-flve raids. Thy were very effective. Imrawe In e-ich case he had planted one of his. own men in th gambling house and was able io serve warrants that had the teal name of the offender iristcad of the nebulous "John Poorman" or "John Wheelman" that had appeared on warrants up to that time. FImiii aU. took the name and addrefs of 'each plajer found on the premlrer. which caused patron- to stay I w-ny Flynn'i resignation at the end of six months of this baa never been speclfl- ca'ly explained. He said at the time Hi t neither Mavor Gaynor nor any poll- tl-lan had ever Interfered with him, yet I hi. closekt friends believed that rondl- t.ons had arisen which made It lmpos- Ib.c for him to continue hi, work on the lines he h;id Uld down. Iljlnn For nf Gamblers. .Itnlffc Hs Ian Is credited with enter- lining strong Ideas as to the aupurea-, -mn ot tne gamming evil, an.j mose rlTf-t to him said yesterday that If h fact, were a, represented regarding h gamblers antipathy lo Flynn It cer- laiiliy woiihi not lower tne wtiei b.-i vke chief m the Judge's estimation. Hi- Charles W. Kerry of Hrooklyn ha. 'ho bc-t chance of being appointed Health Commissioner It was said yes terday. Year., ago Herry was active In po'itlo.. He naii a McCarren man and district leader. Then he becamo Static I Snnltary Supervlaor and won repute M an expert on sanitation and the pre- . ventlon of communicable diseases. He is now in army work, lie is recommended for tt-A ol.v ii.uiih CnmmU.tnner.hln ' for tre city Health Commlsslonershlp liv I'r Herman Biggs, "fitate Commls " ""I"', ""a uvuoin, i Mo.t of the speculation regarding the , ,,;.aVi R , n three other concerns Tin CommlsHlonershlp. centre., about Dr. . ., """ ' u..,i William F. Poyle of Brooklyn, who was l,n"Ie tlTt.rn. , ,i,v a wom-... r. ,, ... . . .. ' .i On the same day a uonai ram-? Into ri-trf VPtiTtnarinii of the Klre Depart-I , .m Tr c-sKnM t J.llt t.nn..rl a, ilr..l rl.antn. Cnmml.alnn.r npHnntI' he Is the only Mltchel ap po .itee of any prominence that may be kept In- the Hylan administration T'ie rumor that Tllrd S. Coler would he ('li.irltleH Commissioner was revived yesterday by persons who usually know lvat they are talking about. It was aid that the selection had been defi nitely decided upon, that John H. Mo Coo.y of Hionklyn favored the appoint ment and that there were "strong pollt cil reasons, why It should be made." Color has been Comptroller of the City, ilorough President of Brooklyn and a I'cmocratlc. nominee for Governor. I. II. Ilelnney Mar Oet Post. I'qu'il credence was "given to asr tiona tint John II. Delsney, who was Ccunnilnsloner of Klflclency and Kcon "m.t under Gov. Sulzer, would be Com nKiloner or the Department of Plant "ml Structure, which Is the old Bridge li'partment, Deianey Is a friend of Charles p, Murphy. As to Coiporatlon Counsel, 'tho con t'tnl'rs sni to have narrowed down to William P. Hiirr and William Harman Mnrk, former chairman of the Demo- c-atle t.nuity committee and now ani hi. taut IHstrlct Attorney. In the sa d . ... di."nnon 0f thfsc names It wa ia' ,1 u lire llvlin was havlns- a good ila of trouble because the majority of ," 10 'aiifiidares tin- office recommended lie :7':M,m.,chhn.eif; and Is .--is-ly nnvlou, to .void th. appear- n of ravorlng the men of anJ one f. "Ii V.h uirl, 11 does not appear that lo'iffaitrif on TMrdPage, Ambassador Praises "Sun" Tobacco Fund Special Cable hetpatch to The 8t-s. pARIS, Dec. 24 Ambassador William G. Sharp made the following statement to-day in re tard to THE SUN'S Tobacco Fund: "To the multitude of our splendid soldier boys in this for eign land the remembrances from home in the shape of pack ages bringing comfort and solace in the form of tobacco sent them by THE SUN Tobacco Fund will, I am certain, be a most welcome reminder that though they are far awny, spending their first Christmas in France, they have not been forgotten by friends at home. "The tobacco will contribute toward making the day a happy one for them. Every American over here appreciates the enter prise and energy of THE SUN in inaugurating such a . splendid undertaking for the benefit of our soldiers." -:: GRAFT EXACTED, ON ARMY SHOES IC)rCSCUtativt!S of (jlMl'tCl'- master Corp? Alleged to Have. Made Demands. YVOM A X Til K.liO-BETWEEX Jjj 1(f Similar ColHlitioilS in Garment Trade Facts Are , Given to Wadsworth. Henry T P-lce. president of the Trice Trade Publishing Company of IS l-.ast rt Ull -III III "IH'CI, (IIMIKIII l.t!l lllll. , tliaf representative" of the Quartermaf- tcr foips, fnited Statce Army, were e- acting craft for the petformance of serv- "e placed, and notined United htatea Pen' ator James W. Wadsworth. Jr.. that he vouW ,,, Kla,i ., BO to Washington and . ' ' Kl , ""mn"t"n testify concerning the conditions lie had found. Mr. Prlc piodueed a shoemaker who encage to r-nilr shoes for the Gov- J- " "PHr shoes ror the oov- rnment, and his witness testified that he had been required to arrange for the payment of twcntj-flve centa a pair on a. ' ,, , - , Kf ,K lpt nf ,0ft pa,r" of hori bffore ",r Job "fls R''"' "" " woman was ukco as 'the go-between for ttie collection or-thc-' graft. Hut gettin; far beyond tlie shoe le Ii.iirlng end of the chaige, Mr. Price ile-t-Isii.il that IiundrcdB of garment work ing concern'- in Xew York were idl and unable tn get war orders, and he wanted Investigation made into the situation with a view to ascertaining If there is some hidden caul that must be played In connection with the Raiment making awards "There is something radically wiong." he aald. "If any one In the Quaitenuas- terCorr has to he seen In order to have the New York garment workers get con tracts for war orders thtre will he noth- lug doing. I mane tilts assertion he cause I have made an Investigation that bas uncovered a graft that is so petty that It Is unbelievable." Shneninkrr Tell 5tnr. Mr. Price lives at .lli.! West 13."th street. Around the corner at 33 lu Hroad- way Petct Schald has a shoemaking concern, .Ml. Price accompanied a ie- nnrl.i fnv 1'ttt UitV In th. .K.lrl nl'i.. ..,i .1, i..n'...u,i. .ui- ! .liu .lit ,Mi('liriu, llinuc imii rifliruicil. . "On September 30 a sergeant cane In my place and said that he had come from Camp Mills. He said that he was going around making contracts for the gnoog fnr the Hempstead camp. repair or several nunnrefis or pairs or ...what would you be willing to make ,ho repnra for7- lu. a-dmi me. t... . , a ,,.n, ..n.i ,olfi hltn'that If i was tn . i i,.i.,i. ne .,i. r ...u v.. willing to do It for II " -You don't want to charge Jl.' he said, You want to charge 11.25. There will be a vvoman In here to see you ,n a few days and whatever she say., you do. -, i t i , ,nn , , .u. n . ... ... " JjJ b... of iB(iins. "'d ".c H 'smith ' Tlie packages . ' njng bundles of them were ' t h., Maor p H Adams Quarter. nt D aJr I - Adams, wuarler- master Corps, untied states Army. Others went to the Hudson-Fulton He- rwinnnv nt l.lfiih ,tr..r o.,a ..l-ln. fm...,V nt l.lfilh ,(r..r a a emment. All right." 1 said. "She drew out a paper for me to sign, "What Is thstr I aiktd her. Asked 311 Cents a Pair. "It Is simply an agreement I am sklng.' she said. 'It calls for 26 cents making. a pair on the shoes that you are repair ing.' " 'Who does that go to? I asked her. " 'To the War Department,' she said, "How can that be worked? I asked. " When you get your check,' nhe said, you give me 17i. I was anxious to do the work and to keep my machines busy and I said that )t would be all right." 7,000 CANADIANS' DECORATED. soldiers Win Wnr Honor in Gain " Victoria Cross. Ot ', Dec. 21, London despatches . , the' neuter "''1S'- seven thousand decoratlntiM had been conferred during the war on members of ih. Canadian expeditionary rorre for v'slor In the field and for outstanding 1 w,r K"'K J, i ,'.l. .. i,., I S'ven officers .in. " ""ve gained the coveted victoria tnw war service .PI lailKI.I'HIA TBAISHjf ITIinBAM V On ecouiil of eklstlng cniillllnns It Us ,1,,,,, iieeetHr- I" w-llhrsw several .New - ! WW W.ard Vr,er;nrceVrr- Mh i."v. Liberty hi.. 7i". iJ. ,.. 7Jl.. 1!V'7:oo:0.0!?0:.V!!! M.'.'lw'oVJn": I v't tJrd ft. ten mlimlee arllr. except t;;J Ngt wnicn ieat ai m.v -. . WILSON TO BIND LABOR TO RAIL CONTROL PLAN Will Meet Brotherhood Chiefs Thursday to Get Their Formal Consent. NO STJiIKE DlUXfi WAll Arbitration Hoiml Will Ad just Witfjcs at Frequent Intervals. "prcftl lieipateh to Till trv Washington. Deo. 1. President Wil son Is to lay his plant for Uovernment control of the r.llio.ija before the Heads the four rallio.id brotherhoods and their four legislative agents at a con ference to be hold at the White Houm Thursday afternoon. This lonferencc Is understood to have been brought about by the desire of the President to plate the brotherhoods on tecord as to their willingness to accept federal control of the transportation system. C.reat slgnlllcance Is een here In the eetlng. first because It Indicates that meeting the 1'resMent's plan Is rapidly nearlng lompletlon. and second because much depend" upon the attitude which labor officially is to assume toward the epoch making step the Uovernment Is to take. There weie Indications to-day that the I'lesident Is to devote practically his entire time during the next few days to the railroad problem that Hie rail- road message will be delivered to Coll' gie-s the day after It 1 econvenct. A visit, which CM. K. M. Iloune Is ibout to make to the White House, Is under- .Innil I,, lift. ,'rtiinni-lp,l ivltlt tlm r.illrnml ,lut0I1 Col House having given much study to railroad problems in the past. He alo got much Information on the Hrltlsh plan of operating the railroads on his recent trip abroad. Senntnr KrlloKK Contnilted. President Wilson summoned to-day to the White Hoixse Senator Frank T. Kel- "0KC "f -Minnesota, and Is understood to haVr Kone.,v'r "7 r,",nroa(' lla,n ln.' s general outline with him. Senator k - logg Is a Itepubllcan. but President Wll- sou is known to have a high respect ror M" nowleAgn of the legal Intricacies of !l,c 1r""ron" situation. Senator Kellogg h.iyiw actPI, th,, speda1 prosecutor for the Government In the case of the llarrlman lines. He Is looked up to as ,ni-,,f tb" railroad legal au- thorltles In the country. The fact that the President called senator Kellogg Into consultation ""T 'M nenti-Ind ' t Ion that Mr. Wil- son Is proceeding with the greatest cau tion Iti handling what Is admittedly the biggest domestic problem of the war and wants It to be legal proof The Presi dent alo is hnprftil that when the plan pets before f'on'gress it will have the supporvof the conservative Republican? In this, however, the President may be doomed to disappointment Inasmuch as many Kcptihllcan Senators liai- e- pressed hostility to the Idea of the Gov- e.rnment .inuuilng control of the rail- r?a..,"lJhiJ!..,;"!.,Ir?rr,.,i:- on)y nf thr rOHl programme. That President Wilsons forthcoming message will cover the labor phase nf the situation as well as the llnanclal and other points involved Is Indicated by the fact that In tin-conference the Prcirlcnt Is to ,-eo not onlv the chiefs of the four brotherhoods but also the legislative ents of their unions who are stationed re to watch Ie rtslatloii the brotherhoods inter- ho are vice-president, of unions. ,,re II. V.. Will, cats. These men. w -i.!-. Au-.nM.t, a .... . t ... .... ni till' 1'IIKIHt.ei ,1. .1 1 C .t Illil Tit Ol I HO firemen, W. M. Clark of the conductors and W. M. Doak of the trainmen. vtrir n Br Presented. The President has had one Interview with these men. but up to date he has seen none of the hrotherhood chlets on the sublect of Government control. An Intimation of their attitude was given , when A. M. i.arretsoii, president of the Order of Hallway Conductors, after It became known that the President was contemplating such a step, left word at tb White llouse otTices that he believed !,hBt t,llP hrotberlioods would not oppose the plan. Mr. Oarretson professed tn sneak only fnr himself at that time, Since then the brotherhood heads have mrt "nA "" views and these will now ht rrPS'nt,'d " President. ",p ' resilient is oeMrnus or solving ., railroad laiinr problem at (he m. the railroad laJinr problem at the same . . , . "p,.," roB" operation time that he settles the question of rail- The conductors and trainmen have presented demands for wnai .approximately represents a hi per cent, wage Increase and tho engineers and firemen are about to follow suit. At a conference which the brotherhood leaders had with the President two months ago tw-o of them Stone of the engineer,, and Garrclson of the conduct- orH opposed arbitration In any form, With the Government taking over the - railroads this question will assume somewhat or a new pnase in view or the i peculiar relations that will exist between i the Government and railroad employees. President Wilson has been advised against any plan that would conscript workers for railroads and wants to set tie the labor problem In n manner that ' will be rtrceptable tn both sides. i President' Plan. The plan the Prddent Is believed to have In mind Involves two leading features : The appolnlment of sn arbitration board that would Investigate the ques Hon of railroad wages and the Increased cost of living since the war and would be prepared to make adjustments every three months should the cost of living continue to Increase ; the findings nf this SU ntfffl'rouVt rather ,ha"n by the , mungers as heretofore, rn"r"a'' "Tr,aurelK intemled tn,... ' .,, . ,.,,,. .. ,r . I "f jj, brotiierhoiidi' to aVbltratlon In the ' past. They have Insisted that the roads rollH,rlled the flndlnga of arbiters .. ,. , own nurnosus. and In many They have insisted that the roads lo suit their own purposes, and In mnny Instances have robbed them nf the fruits of whteVer victory they won. ' . p-p-u..,. ii in believed , The I resident, n is Musvcn Is pre. ' ' n'" ?7on. ' "n V 'he ' , grntiml of rbe In tlie cost of living will CoiiKiuiril on Fourth Page. 3,000,000 WORKMEN TO EMIGRATE FROM U. S. AT END OF WAR t Figures Based on Government Survey Labor Crisis Feared Mining and Steel Industries Hardest Hit Land Hunger the Principal Factor. -pecnt fie'pntch to Tiir Si x. i WAdlMNdTuN, Dec. 24. Three million i pertons among the foreign population of the t'nlted States are prepared to emi grate ns soon as wnrld peaee It declared. While this tlsure appears enormous, It Is based on a careful Mirvey by a Govcrn ment expert, and the threatened crisis In labor suiiply that must result Is being carefully eonsldetcd by Administration otllcer!". The total Includes wotkers only, and not all but most all are heads of fami lies. No account Is taken of the number ()f women and rhlldien they will carry lu r.uiupi .urn ..imwi .nit,,. The mining Industry anil the steel and kindred Industries Ik; the hardest hit by the emigration. Workers In thei-e fields' are preparing to leavo by thou sands. This Is particularly true of the 1'oles, tlm Ilu'-.iian national.' and other Slavs, the Syrians and Greeks, the Uo hemlans and other nationals of the Dual Monarchy. A Uovernment ofllclal here, nno of the most widely known labor experts In the country, has In his office safe tickets fori - "JJ" f .h- aliens ho have entrusted their tickets ' liiLiuoi- nun.-.. nkAhca ... to the safe keeping of the official, who declaics that every paFsage on all of the big transatlantic lines, even the German lines, ( hooked for months after peace Is declared. Meek 1. ii nd mid Opiorlnnltlr. These e mt ; Am en are for the most part land i d opportunity hungry. They i hungry hellevc that the tax burdens in their nnllv. lanrl. l,e no greater than'thev are In America They likewise believe I This movement will have a far reach that thev will command re'pert and In- I Ing eff.t on the raw material Indus fluenee 'at home in the reconstruction i tries, .Mi-nt of the miners of the country and political adjustments expected after who are foreign born are preparing to the war. but most of all 'bey believe I emigrate. BOLSHEVIK SHIP BRlfiGS IN ARMS! Amniuiiition of Oennan Type Found Hidden in Carpo at Pacific Port. PROBABLY FOB THE I.W.W, Anthoritios Believe It. Was In tention to Foment Further Disorders in This Country. A Pv:inc Port. Pec. 24 redcral of- flclals found to-day packages of ammu-' nltlon. several hundred rifles and a num- ' Der of bags filled with revolvers burled 1 under the cargo r hides in the Shllka. Uus.lati freighter which arrlted here Frldav night under control or a i.oi 3lt.v5 0-cw Dfllcl.ils said the cart noges tounn n u.- " """""' ,"m"lmu , "rrnrans on the eastern rront. . The oorndgnmrnt probably was in- ""1"' ""'"." r,.. ...... ',"',' innusiriai ""rn- ... UM1 "f raider In the Ic. , An invw-tlgatlon to determine tho l'Pose of tl.oe In chargi; of the . ship h" "'",0 ".nn.,7.Vat t states Attorney said "Wc know- that ' , . llrtl.li.v 11' lnc fiiiotn i ' "n" " , ' crew huh ni'i'.niiuj -w committee of five that took the vessel over after the real crew mutinied a few Havs out of the ltusslan port." Oflielals continuing their search to-day discovered a large quantity ot liquor and a iiuiiib.rnf 1. W W. newspapers Ml.nat-il. ibe announced. If the munition, were intended for tlm I. W. w. omciais sam, in.- riuin. probaldy Intended to nnlosvd her rrgo bere and then proceed to some pre- arranged obscure spot on the coast and p, the rltle-, revolvers nnd ammunl- ,, a,iore. Amnnir the Federal agents working on n, i,in were some who said they be- i ieVed the munitions weie sent by the Holshevikl to aid I W. W to foment , revolutions In the United States tn fur- ther Hnlshcv k principles, '. , ri.l , Cant. Boris Pogal, master of the boat nnd members of the crew probably will 1 t.. in,,...,! nfflclal, nkserted. Search I wm )ic continued until tho entire vessel anrt carKO K gone over, Unverified rumors were circulated that vflst. carried $100,00(1 sent bv i )h( Bolshcvllti to aid the defence of I , w w un(jPr trial In Chicago, but no f ,no,iey thus far has been I ,. Jj iounn. 1 . BRITISH CASUALTIES DECREASE I i,naaes Xrsrlv Half Thnae of First , "-- I.ONPOV, Pec. 21. The British casual ties reported for the period, December 19 to 24 inclusive, number IS, DID, as follows : Killed or Died of Wounde Officers. I inn; men, 2,711, Wounded or Missing Offlrers, R3" ; men, in, 100, . A considerable decrease In the British casualties Is shown in the latest figures. The casualties for the week ended De cember IS were 17.97B. for the week ended Decemer 11, 23.3S6, nnd for the week ended December 4, 2. 822. TWO OF PERSHING'S MEN DIE. Scsrlet I'l vrr nnd Pneantnnln Kill Prlisle In France. Wasiiinoton, Dec. 24. Gen. Pershing to-day advl-ed the War Department of the dealhi from natural causes of two members of 'the Amerlcin overseas forces . Private Charles D, Fleka, Infantry scarlet fever. Altlehoro. Mas. Private. Hert C, aiders, engineers bioncho pneumonia, Avlla,.Pa. TIIK imoi.l, Hrnadway at nth M, open- to-niurrow nlxht, rtotlinpfel will run it, New YnnK', tatellfM Motion Picture Theatre. At. that wealth Is ahead of them at me emi of the homeward path liecauae of the capital and knowledge they will carry with them from America. (reeks am preparing to leac by (he wholesale, but they will bo largely guided by the terms of peace. If Asia Minor Is oiened to trade, they will go hack In swiiiinw. Thev dream of a re vival of the old commercial umpires of the southern f-ean of Kurope, with Greece a mighty factor In this commerce as she tin. ourlv cetitiirli'S. The Syrians , share In this hope also. Whole com-1 liiuiuuc:. in.- ii i ,iw lit. i United States to stand at the foreflolit i of the miivetnent they b-llcvc inevitable The llus-l.iti nationals, particularly the Jewe, are going back to a free Bus sla and Its opportunities, 1.11m the traders or the south, they see vast de velopment qiiportunltles that have re mained untouched for centuries, Bohemians In this country, according ' to fncle Sam's expert, who has been In ron0 , , reallnton that while she tTtV' "and ' "'Bering with her encmhs In an ef- to Stake All Oil HllffO Mill worked with them, are talking of a free , fort to conclude peace she no longer Is taVV Gamble. Hohemla. able to wage war. ArmrnlntiB to Itemnln Here. Following the almost complete de- . . . ,,,llov. ... . . .... , "lanes nave come m ims id v every opportunity, njnjl the.' expect a , that will transport all Armenia to the I 1'nlted Stater Armenians are cancel-., ling-return passages that have been held j for months. The Lithuanians and Poles from the i mining and steel Industrie are making grejit preparations for a return home. Turks too are preparing to rturn In Marge numbers. ITALIAN LINES 'BROKEN BY FOE Austro-German Advance Halted Before Objective Is Gained. Jg , HEA YY ENEMY LOSSES ' , (., 4l.c tlllnc . tOHIlier ATiaCKS n AJIICS MIC- cessfnl Aloiig- Pinve and Other Sectors. Paris, Pec. 24. The Autro-Oerman offensive In Italy has been resumed upon a vigorous scale and with some surresa to the Invaders. A Home communique to-day admitted that the enemy had hrokeif through Italian nosltlon. in it.. nroaei, mrougn Italian posit Ions in the nmiuui.il iiiiimiiiK mat. j he was stopped at the rear positions near nuso Monte Salbella, where coun- i ,cr "aeKs wiin .ati!-ractory r.esult-s , r,r rtlm,r, Teuton force that crossed the Plave itVPr at prtve Vecchla were driven i ne attars near nuo evidently was I lie attack near IlU'n evidently was designed to clear the way to the Fren- zela valley aim tnence to the Hrenta valley The valleys merge at Valstagna. Should the enemy break through the en- tire entente fence m the Hrenta eec- tlon would he In serious trait in" recapture or tne Italian positions on Monte Asolone is balled as one of the notable achievements of the war. Hy this feat the Austro-Oermans have been prevented from spreading to the .--outh. completing the isolation of Monte i T , , 7 .1 , , ' V ' . the invaders lost three division, at Monte Amlotie .mil H.irrcttn. and that a General of division and two Brigadiers were wounded i-eritiusly Tho Teuton authorities at fdlnc and In regard to the passage nf Holshevikl beginning of the American civil war i ""' I,llra!!el In history was ac elsewhere lu the conquered territory of troops sent against the Hon, Ural and therefore an Important military factor if """P""'"''! by the German army I Italy ate following out their Belgian other regions the Ukraine Government utilized effectively for which there' s ' don't ,'n'i!" 11 l! '' '"t and noting laciic-. ien wnmrii anil cniinren aie Men forced to labor long bours In the field,. sevete physical penalties being inflicted for disobedience. METAL WORKERS MAY STRIKE. fan Friiiu'Uen Kmpliier nejeet Iemanili 111,1)00 Men Involved. 8a v Fbancibi'o. Dec '."l. A strike of 10,00(1 metal tradca unionists In the San Francisco Bay region seemed Inevitable to-night after tnenibeis nf the two latger employers' organizations voted unani mously to refuse to grant the employees demands for a 10 per cent wage In crease In addition tn tlie 31 per cent, advance granted recently by the Federal Shipbuilding wage adjustment board, ac cording to members of the executive committees. The metr affected nrc em ployed In .Industries other than ship building. POPE'S MESSAGE TO AMERICA. Christmas, He Sn, Tenehea Conr nge nnd Selfsnrrlflre, Rome, Dee. 24. Pope Hendlct has given to the AsVoclaled Press till" Christ-I mas message for the American people: "The Holy Father sends to the people of America Ii4s cordial greetings and prays that they may take to heart In thl time of strife and suffering the trim lesson of Chrl.tmastldo tho lesson of God's unceasing lovo for mankind, the loNson of unfaltering courago and sacri fice of self. "More especially he calls upon the llltle children, to whom this day belongs, to pray with all their hearts to the Hobo of Bethlehem that He may protect their loved onen and give bark to the world that peace which He came to bring upon earth," Goelhnla to Continue In j, ,nh. Titr.NTo.s. N, .1 , Dec, 24, Gen. George W, Goelhnla will continue to serve New Jersey as Stale Unglneer In an advisory capacity, Hceordlng'ln a letter Gov, Kdge received from him to-day. although the General added he did" not know where hhj now mines a iiiariermiisier-i,encrai or. uiu .i iiij iimk'i. kiii linn RUSSIAN NAVY DEMORALIZED; OFFICERS QUIT Admiral's Flap; Withdrawn From Baltic Fleet and Cen trehalt Emblem Haised. MARKS tEACE UKMOTE Ultimatum of I'krainian Hilda Meets With Tart lleply Coal Supply Cut Off. Sperinl Cnhu t)f,pnlch , Tnr. Si-n rot,, the l.otidon Times. Copyright, 1917, nil right referred I'KTi'iKiRAO, Die. : I. Added to anarchy, thrfatened civil war. Immi nent famine and the danger of n class revolution, which would make the vort of the guillotine days In France Inslg nlflrant hy comparison. Russia now lias mornlUatlon of the army the navy has. been disrupted. To-day., I.roUa, the .... Minlfterlal organ, publishes an order from j.q.ujj Ccntrebalt, or com- mlttee of callers of the Haltlc lleet, de daring that command of the fleet now Is the handa of the military Hectlon of that body and that Admiral Hazvowff )ias jp,, rocaiied, his flag hauled down Hnd the flag of the Centrebalt holted. I'lcet (imcers llralgn. In consequence .of these proceedings a m(tii,ti, ,,e enn ,.fti..au ne nAd adopted a resolution to' the effect that ' Vrnr' Hirlstmas speech to the (.oldlcm these measure would result In com- In the trenches, announcing that Oer plete disorganisation of th navy. This, many Intends to punish with "the Iron '.i,!':,!,'!; ,a 1",P?,?J.'r,' "'i 1 tlm -hlnlng sword" the enemies basis, as the imperialist enemy would be wn0 rc"'et r.ermany s peace terms forms aay on a msh to nm pswii ironw a. able to dictate terms. The officers de- the most translucent contribution from 1 '"P-'?" from Ilerlln quotes the Kaiser dine to be responsible for the new state Kal.fr ... ... mon,h. Th,v ml. tn V'- ,for h'9"''1 ani' the outlook of things, and In consequence hae re-'. ' man5 mo",,,F Th mlt on the future of derm ny and the war signed until the convocation of the Con-i fo rc!rt nw that the Kaiser would i as follow s : stltuent Assembly, which they rav alone make a peace move Christmas. These "But for the calm and heroic, war-represenf- the wilt of the nation reports were current In Germany and to I r,or" on the weR,rr" front, the enormotw The Uventta also publishes a reply to rclr UPr" -urrent in Germany and to doplovmcnt of oerman forces ln th the ultimatum of the Ukrainian Rada a Ie" argr' ('re',t nrl,i4,n- , eafit and In Italy never would have been hlrh I eouehpH In ihi inrimt lanpin.. The Hrltlsh Interpretation unon the ' por&lble. The lighter in the west haa The original document likewise did not mince words. It pointed to the Insln- corlty of the Petrograd Government, which, while proposing to recognlie the cnmulete autonomy of tlie TTkralne. was .ndeavorlng to Interfere lu Its internal These attempts at interference were bs3 Justified. It is pointed out, In view of nil ti?. the unfortunate conditions prevailing In the territory. Anarchy, political and "nlc dUorder ami military violence were suffered there, It Is asserted, and' i the liberty won by the revolution has teen crushed. Certain Trnnpa nlanrmcd. The Ukraine Government Is not dis posed to undergo another such experi ence. It consequently has disarmed the Kusslnn troops displaying anarchist ten dencies and conspiring against the con stituted authorities. This was done, It la asserted, to prevent the Introduction of civil war, anarchy and unbfldled vlo- Wrc, such as were prevailing In the lPrrlory onlrnlled ,,y , Vcalled Veojile's Commissioners. The Fkralne Government recognises the need for unity on all fronts, but as the Petrograd Government Introduced complete disorganization on all fronts andas the Holshevlk troops exposed the fatherland, leaving position all along tho line, the Ukraine Government feels II cannot undertake to defend the vast u cannot undcrt.lke to defend the vast extent of the northern and northwestern fronts with IU own troons and therefore has withdrawn Its men. The Ukrainian front now, nowever, is united with the southwestern and Hitmanlan fronts. Its soldiers propose to defend their own frontiers at all co,t., thu, contributing to the maintenance nf Husla on a war footing, so necessary to a satisfactory peace The Ukraine appeal, to Petrograd and . tho Bolshevlkl to refrain from molesting ' """"' J'" ') and not to compel action again.-! Kus- elan divisions on It, front who are nee- e,sary to the defence of tho whole coun- tn" Confintierf on Srcnml Page. SUN Tobacco Cheers Pershings Men's Xrnas QHKKK UP! writes the soldiers for whom Parental hearts are tender this Christmas day. They mean to keep the holidny cheer fully anil beg- Fnthcr nnd Mother to do the same. Letters from abroad ucknowl cdpinK advance Christmas gifts dovetail like the fif-ures in mnr quetry with letters that accom pany checks sent in to buy more gifts for the soldiers, and espe cially the weed that solaces and strcntrthons. Read on another page (4) how cleverly the young Military Welfare League from Camp Up ton handled u big ball in tho vast rotunda of the Ansonia. These soldiers can do anything they set out to do and do it well. It was for their own dependents and tho Tobacco Fund for, as tho en listed men say: "We will be in France ere long, keeping a bright eye open for THE SUN To bacco." After plum pudding, walk out for a breath of air and a cigar; then take good cure to put the coupons and certificates where they will do the most good, in the box marked "THE SUN Tobacco Fund." WARNING! THE SUN TO BACCO FUND has no connection with nny other fund, organiza tion or publication. It emiilovs i no agents or solicitors "Eliminate Red Tape The War Won't Wait" WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. War time efficiency is being practised as well as preached by the Government. President Wil son ha sent to all the executive departments copies of a letter re cently addressed by Secretary Redficld to his bureau chiefs. "Forget how things were done before the war, eliminate red tape," the letter said. "Wb must learn with the Germans that 'the war won't wait.' Delay is the Kaiser's ally." Secretary Redficld has in structed all his bureaus to install machines for stamping on papers the day and hour of receipt so that delay in action may be traced to personal responsibility. He Is refusing to sign documents not so stamped. NO PEACE MOVE EXPECTED NOW London Relieves Knisee Ifpnilv l ACr SiimnT CV VOfin 5lAh! SWOBT 01- I OOP "Iron Fist" Threat Tle;arded as Tlevcalins: Enemy's T?enl Intentions. Special Cable rie'pateh tn Tn Siv fopvrlaht. 1J17, nil riohtt referred. Irfi.snos-, Iiec. II. The Oerman Em- speeches Is that the Kaiser, with the backing of Field Marshal von Hlnden- . , , .... burB 19 aRU'"lnK a h"''l tee with his threat to crush the western allies, hon- , ing to gloss over t.ie fearful conditions . j-. ... . . m '-"many ana me increasing despair i due to th Privations of the peple. who mM'"s n increasing nemana ror Pe threatening to revolt before the end of the winter. r ini..,. , ... ,. Civilians In Olre Mraltn. j The fullett confirmation of state ments regarding the dire straits of the 1 German civilian population has been obtained. Tn food situation In the Internal districts is so desperate there Is reason fo believe that the duration of the war is limited, regardless of the military situation. The Hrltlsh Government nas learned that if rollef l'oea not reuch Germany from the out- "Id the country Is Incapable nf hold- ic out until the next harvest, and -dl likely reach exhaustion much SJoner. Popular dissension Is intense and no longer can be rcprost-cd. The Kaiser's hneeches. therefore nr. accepted an proof that he finally has acquiesced in in. puns or the military party to stake everything on tho huge military gamble, hoping to break the Allies before Germany breaks. Recent,' ... ' tieirnsiva detailed Information from Germany l . detailed Information from Germany is so explicit nnd authoritative It makes" a dlf- feient conclus on Iminisslhle. Thn -..,- man people have entertained for n tm.o- time me nope or fL-ci supijllcs from Itus sla. but now comes the discovery n,f Kussla Is more likely to be a burden than a help, I.lllle Hope In nil, sin. ThP onIy Jlulan arca whence Ger- manv couid hope to draw food mmnile. , the Ukraine which i ha broken w "th tne noi.nevmi and determined to Join hands with Hiimaiil.i and mntlnue the struggle The I'kralne is the richest nor- tlon nf ltns-in with Ai.ti' .i...! e.iii .i imiui nr ti.. iti,., strong reason to believe (he Allies are talcing steps. The only things plentiful in Germany till- i'hrllmas are children's tnya. Ship loads of these were manufactured befoie August, 1314, and Intended for the Hrlt lsh market. Heretofore Uiey have been held back because the manufacturers hoped for peace Now they ar being sold throughout Germany to German children. The latter are' delighted on receiving miniature battleships named Drake and Nelson and toy trains la belled Scotch Limited and Northern Kx- girces. TWO BURN TO DEATH 5,000 FEET IN AIR Unidentified Aviators Victims at Fort Worth, Tex. Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. 14. Two un identified aviators were burned to death S.onn feet lu the air at Hicks Field to night. They fell to the earth with the remnant of the airplane a ma nf wreckage. It Is supposed the gasolene ta-i, ex- . . 4)loded. The bodies were biH-ned bevond Identlllcntlon, One I, supposed to be a Lieutenant and the other a cadet In u,i Iloyal Flying Corps. ASftUITH'S SON WOUNDED Hero, Hon of Ks-Premler Ttrlee rnteil for Gnlliintry. , Special Cable Peipntrh In Tint Si s Copyright. Wi, all nghti revert eft I I.ONPON, Dec. 24. I.leuleiMnt-Cnm-mander Arthur Aso,ulth of the Hoyal Naval Reserve, third son of former Pre mier Asiiuith, has been wounded severely In France, suffi-rlng a compound frac ture of the ankle He twice h.iH been decorated for gal- lanlry His elder hrolher, Raymond As- miith. w:is killeil ill 1 ft 1 A A..,lt.AH j nroinci- was wcuinucu seriouny. KAISER WOULD ; COMPEL PEACE WITH 'IRON FIST" ! J n Message to Troops, Gives Alternative if Terms Arc Jlefuscd. LAUDS VALOIt OF MEN) Says Battles of 1017 Provq "Lord J s-A vowed Ally" of German People. CONFIDENT OF 0UTC0MF1 Declares "Recent Victories' Have Had Effect on Father land and Enemy. A M ST K no AM, Vet. 34.- The four Tentonle Allied rower', aeeordlnr to B.denpateh from HrrM-UlnvsIt, hnve agreed to reply Jointly to th Ranslaii pence prnpnM. The re ply. It Is added, will be delivered to-morrow. IAMsn:nnM, Pec. 14 "If the enemy does r.ot want po.ice, then we mint , bring peace by battering In with th iron list and the shining sword th doors of thoso who will not have peace. J The year 1.317, with Us great battle, I has proved that the German peopla nas In the Lord of Creation nbove an unconditional nnd avowed ally on whom it can absolutely rely. Without Him all would have been In. vain" Thin mefttigo wan deliverrd to hl troops by Emperor William on Sattir- expoeu noroicauy ins imiiy ao mat nin brothers on the Pvlna and the Isonxo might storm from victory to victory. The fearful Kittle on the bloody hills around Verdun were not In vain, they ' S'fV'f tl tnmanxinn" !"r xh cn'm - - v Prntse for Siilfllerft. n ha, en ., year full of event for the Oerman army and the German i Fatherland. Powerful blows hte been JelWered and M.ur comrades In the eaut have been abb- to bring ahout great decisions, "Tficre has been no man, no officer and no general on tlie whole eastern front, whoever 1 ha v. spoken to them, who his not franklv admitted that they could not hai- accomplished what they have If their comrades In the west liad i no flood to a man. I ne tactical ami strategical c ormec- tlon between the hattliv on the Aim, ' hi the Chimpagne, Artols and Flanders i n,,(1 nt Cambrnl and the events lu the -nl and In Italy U ho manifest that It lh useless to waMe word.i on It "With a centralized direction th Oerman army works m a centralized " -r. " oruer mat we siiou be ., V ., "n-i-it-- umwi f"ll Portion of the army had tn remain , ,tB ''e',-lve- hard as this I for .'."'. .'.' "" " 'ougnt a a In 131 1 Is without parallel V frac tlon or th" (iinnnn army accepted thu heavy task, cowring lti comrad in the east unconditionally, and it had nn..rmlro aukh-i-rm n army agalnt "Knemy Una li-lilctrd Volhlng." 'In long preparation the eneinv had cnlUctid unheard of iMclmlcal mean, and masseii ot ammunition and gun, III ordt r to make Ins nitty into Hru.- -"-""."' "ni, ne t ,lol"lccs Tlu' enemy h.i nch l,n"' "The most gigantic fe.ii evr no. complls-lied by an army and one with vhall be your reward and at the samn time your pride. Nothing can In anv wny place In the shade or surpa a what you havo accomplished, liowetrr gt-.-at and overwhelming it ir n be "Tho year 1JI7 i, , , t.loll, hat. tie, has provtd tint "i German pro. ph has In tlfo Lord ..f i.-alfon nbov ' , n"1' "vowed ally on L Z? . r", Vthm, i-.i?.Jv " I I" v. In. - ' ',',, ,';,' " m exerr ever nerve to the utnioM I know that ever, one of you In the unparalleled drumflr'n did superhuman deeds The feeling mnj have been freqiienth with ton 'if w only had something behind ui. If we mill had i-nine rollef" It came ,,s i, result of tho blow- In the east, where It is seen that the storm, of war ther.i are nl present silenced I'md grant ih.it It inaj be forever Sncci .. Iletc Hud I'n'cft. "Veslerday I mw and spoke to yout comrades near Verdun, and there, pass Ing through all mind, llko the nVnt ni tho morning breeze wa.x Hie thought You nrn no longer alone' The gres successes nnd victories nf the recent pasl tho crcut ilnvh of K-tllli' m I.'l.-ini1r, , and before Ciimbral, where tho flrei crushing offcnslv.i blow delivered Upei '!,n nr"Knnt British sliowcl that desplti threo )ear, of war and suffering or troops still telalncl their old nftepslvi i f-plrlt have their elTi-ct on tho entln I'attici land and rw. tne eneni) We do not know what Is still In stori for II,, but we have (.ecu how In this las nf the four years of war God's ham haa visibly pn vnlled. punished trencher,' and rewarded hemic persistence Fron this we can gain llim confldmro that th. jirri will be with n, in the future also.' TROTZKY'S PEACH IDEA. Wnnl, People tn Hnve night IHii-tt- 'riiinel-i , ; Papis, Dec :4 l-on Trotaky, On jllolsheilk Foreign Minister, accordlni to a note Issueil hy the Haras Agency called on .Inwph Noulens, the FreneJ Ambassador to i;n,l.i. and explain' tlm II,, ltnlul.AcM.. ...l.l.a ,n ,. me principle) of a "democratic re'',' kiiic I'Olir I aft 1 J 1 Ml X A mmmMsilA,;. , '.. M . ' j .