SEIZED GERMAN LINERS
FDR THE ARMY SERVICE
Gen. March Says President Has
^ Decided on Retention of
!(,; Enemy Vessels.
?Permanent retention by the United
8tates of certain seised German liners
as part of the Array Transport Corps
was declared to be the administra- !
tion's intention by Chief of Staff >
March, testifying yesterday before i
the House military committee.
President Wilson has definitely de- ?
cided on the allocation of the ships, j
, he said, but asked to be excused from j
discussing the plan of disposal which |
would be announced soon.
"The President has definitely de- I
cided what will be done in allocating !
those ships." said Gen. March, when
pressed by Inquiries of Representa- i
tive Kearns, Ohio, whether any of the ;
interned liners, particularly the !
larger ones, were to be kept by the |
Army. "Definite announcement will
be made soon, but, since the com
mittee wants to know, I will say that
we are to get some."
All ships that are to be a part of
the transport corps are not to be kept
continually in the Army service. Gen.
March explaining that some vessels
would be leased to private persons for
commercial use. subject to recall in
emergency by the Army.
"Never again are we to be caught
, without transports, as we were In thin
war," declared the chief of stafT.
BETHMAN URGED PEACE
WORK IN 1914, ASSERTED
German Ex-Premier Declares For
mer Chancellor Asked Him to
Consult Foe Socialists.
By the A**ociatrd Pnm.
' BERLIN, Friday, September 12.?
Philipp Scheidemann, former German
premier, declared recently at Cassel,
when he was hecked after an ad
dress, that Dr. Theobald von Beth
ir.ann Hollweg, former imperial chan
cellor, askrd him to work with English
a.nd French socialists in behalf of peace
in November, 1914, according to the
Vorwaerts. Herr Scheidemann is quoted
"In November, 1914, after four
months of war, Hugo Hasse and I
visited Dr. von Bethmann Hollweg
to notify him that the social demo
cratic factfon was planning a peace
demonstration in the reichstag. Be
. fore the whole world and full of con
sciousness of the enormous responsi
bility. 1 here now, for the first time,
make public what the chancellor told
Herr Hasse and myself on that oc
casion. After we had informed him of
the contemplated action in the reich
tolag, Dr Bethmann Hollweg said:
" 'Gentlemen, I earnestly request
f'ou not to undertake this step pub
icly at this time. You may rest as
sured that a demonstration would
only strengthen the war determina
tion of our foes, for according to all
reliable reports an impression already
is prevailing abroad that Gemany is
at the end of her resources. If it is
possible for you to work with Eng
lish and French socialists in the in
terests of peace do so.' "
Herr Scheidemann added that the
governing board of the party "labored I
ceaselessly" to Set in touch with the
socialists of hostile countries, but
all attemps failed because of the ne
gative attitude of the English and
French members of the party.
U. S. TRADE COMMISSION
ARRIVES AT GLASGOW
Southern Commercial Congressj
, Delegates Would Further Com
merce With United States.
The trade commission of the South- j
ern Commercial Congress arrived in j
Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday and was |
officially received by a British govern- j
ment delegation, according to word j
received at the headquarters here. A .
survey of the European countries for I
the purpose of establishing direct and |
reciprocal commercial and financial
relations between them and the
United States, with special reference to
the waterfront from Maryland to Texas,
is the aim of the commission.
Trade attaches of the Department
,p( Commerce will accompany the com
mission in its survey of their respec
tive districts, and consular officers of
the United States will lend aid in
the preparation of statistical matter.
The report made by the commission
will be submitted at the eleventh
convention of the congress, to be held at
HELD AT BATHING BEACH
Vests of Speed and of Skill Enliv
ened by Lifelike Demonstration
at Work of Rescue.
Before a large crowd, Messrs. Alt
man and Mais carried off the honors
In the life-saving meeting at the tidal
basin bathing beach yesterday aft
ernoon. This team won two of the
The meet was the first of Its kind
held in this city and its object was
to acquaint the swimming public with
the latest and most efficient method
of saving life in the water. Some of
the races consisted of actually get
ting' people out of the water. The re
lay race was a test of speed alone.
Two invitation races for men and
women were added to the program.
These brought forth a large num
ber of entries and the competition
was keen. The distance was 220
jards. The retrieving race was one of
the most interesting, as it consisted
of diving off the platform, recovering
a ten-pound sand bag off the bottom
of the basin, swimming to the float,
transferring the bag to a partner,
and having him swim back to the
'platform with it.
The winners of the events follow:
Head-carry race?Time, L17; Fowler
and King. Cross shoulder carry?
Time, 1.13; Altman and Mais. Re
trieving race?Time, 1.13; Call and
Lutx. Swim and rescue race?Time,
61 seconds; Altman and Mais. Relay
race, won by Frank and Brewer. In
vitation for ladles?Won by Miss
Mink; second. Miss Pfeiffer. Invita
tion for men?Won by Latz; second,
COUBT PRAISES OFFICIAL.
Justice Gould Lauds Superintend
ent of Courthouse Construction.
August Eccard, superintendent of
construction of the conrthouse, has
received Judicial commendation for
the "efficient manner In wl)lch he
completed the beautiful building."
Justice Gould, in the midst of a lunacy
hearing, in which the sanity of a la
borer was being investigated, spoke
. ofa recent conversation with Mr. Ec
^ card concerning the price of labor.
In the course of his remarks the jus
? tee paid high tribute to the efficiency
1 displayed in transforming the old
1 city hall Into an up-to-date conrthouse,
1 tind said It was largely due to the result
1 lbs efforts of Mr. Eccard.
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Quartered Oak Gateleg Extension
Table, fumed finished, top 48 SA
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Quartered Oak Tea Wagon, with re
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Walnut Tea Wagon, with removable
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Mahogany Furniture for living room?
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