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JPartly cloudy; cooler. (Pull Report on Pago Two.) HOME EDITION NUMBER 8678. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 5, 1915. PRICE ONE CENT BERLIN LODGES OBJECTIONS TO MOTOR BOAT SALES TO FOES Vessels Manufactured in Amer ioa Used By England in Hunt ing Down U-Boats and For . Scouting Purposes. U. S. Holds Vessels Are Not Armed When Shipped and Are Not Equipped With Armament En Route. The German government has protested to this Government against the sale and shipment of fast motor boats to England and the allies. It is well known that fast motor boats are being used by England in hunting down submarines, for scouting purposes, and the like. A number of them have been bought in this country, shipped abroad and there fitted out for war purposes. Up to date, the American Gov ernment has not seen fit to halt the sale of motor boats to belligerents. It is the position of this country that the boats are not armed when they leave here and are not fitted with armament en route. They are sold to,prjvate parties. If they are equipped for naval use BbroadTtrTiV Government does not think it a matter in which it can be held re sponsible. Early Announcement of Agreement in Arabic Controversy Expected In a low? conference at the White House this afternoon, Secretary Lansing laid before President Wilson the results of the conference on the Arabic case between himself and Ambassador on BernstorlT at 10 30 today At the close of the conference, which lasted over half an hour, Secretary Lansing made no announcement It la believed, however, that the situation over the Arabic case Is shap'ng up sat isfactorily and that an earls announce ment of progress and posslblj of an agreement on certain phases of the case may be expected Secretary Lansing Indicated that an early announcement might be possible The fact that he was evidently not In a iviiiuii iu nay positively is taken to mean that It tests with President Wil son to say whether the terms of the German disavowal are sat'sfactory In the conference between Secretary Lansing and the ambassador the ques tion of terms which Germany was will In tp use in disavowing responsibility for the action of the submarine com mander was dlscuiscd. The proposition considered between the President and secretary Lansing was whether the language which fount on Uemstorft ndlcated ho was willing should bo used In dealing with this avowal and repara tion was sufiielently spcclllc to meet the Administrations wishes The Arnbc controversy for the tlmo being Is thus apparently reduced to a question of negotiations over tho exact terms of an adjustment, which It Is be lieved will soon bo reached FILES $5,000 BOND Last of Three Indicted Officers of Riggs Bank Fixes Papers to Retain Freedom. With no Indlcitlon of when the case tv III go to trial, Henrv II Flathcr. for mor cashier of the Rlggs National Hank, has Mid with the District Su preme Court a bond for his appearance when tho perjury Indictment against himself and two oMcla's of the bank Is submitted to a turv Mr. riather. who was on n vacation when tho grand Juiv returned an Indict ment last week furnished bond for 15,000 thiough the same suretv com pany that supplied ball for Messrs Charles c Olover and William J Flather, president and one of the vlco presidents, resectlvelj. of the Hlggs in stitution The filing of Mr Flathor's bond, lato viMcrday afternoon. In prohablj theflnal development In 'he Rlges Treaauiv Dcpai tumnt contH.v.isy un til Justice McCov renders a decision In the civil suit Instituted bv the bank against decretal v Mrvdnn and Comp trollei l illlams, who voie charged with "pcrsecutlnc. the hank and II legallv withholding certain Interest moness belongln gto It Minneapolis Stays Wet; County Optipn Defeated MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 5. Minneapolis has declined to become the largest "dry" city in the United States. To day's footings of Monday's special election figures shows the "wets" defeated county option by 8,950 majority. The voters' ultimatum came as as distinct shock to the anti saloon workers, who confi dently expected a sweeping victory. Under the statutes, they cannot again put the liquor question before the electorate for three years. HENRY FORD CALLED LOUDEST BAGPIPE Canadian Press Assails Manu facturer For Utterances Un favorable to Allies' Loan. TOrtONTO. Oct. 5, Characterizing- Henry Ford as one of the "loudest bagpipes In the squeaking train of pacifists," and suggesting that Ford s Canadian patent rights might be be stowed to better advantage, the Tor onto press toda launched an cdltorlil attack on the Detroit manufacturer for his recent utterances unfavorable to the Anglo-French loan Under the caption, "What About a Tincan for Himself." the Mall-Kmplro. conservative, governmental orgnh, says- "As usual with pacifists of his stripe, Mr. Henry Ford bracketed Ilrltaln with the monstrous enemy she Is lighting Mr ForJ Is one of the loudest bagpipes In the squeaking train of pacifists He en Joss certain rights In this country and If he can not refrain from show ing antagonism to the war efforts of our people in bqhalf of Ilrltaln and civilization. It becomes a question whether these rights should be con tinued to him "If he Is not sufficiently In accord With the snlrlt of this rnllntrv ml countenance Canada's course In the' var, ino ngni to fisnuracture under. the patents ne nas registered rere mlk t. ..... - 1.. a i. "iS." l "W "c " '"w.. ic neiter ne di ni nhr... i .u,!, " ordaw should be ..mended in such a way P8"-i5."i..h50"''! "? ?. '":"nlas to enable money to legally loaned Thu Glohe characterizes Ford to the commission r.nH n.iv . hVil, . wUh'no'eUse'1" h ''r'" '00.,. Kid ' "Mr rnrH-S f.ift1" T ffore'! u hn tnc rK'" '" rrvokft lenses to ... 1 .J ,, '"""re toilen thut he I money brokers upon evldenco of mil used the offensive words Implies that I conduct or Intimidation on their part he did use them and Is now ashamed Pawnshops should bo permitted to of doing so, hut not yet ashamed enougn, to iranklv own up anil mak. amends," sajs the Globe. T Attaches of Austrian Embassy, Consular Agents, and Friends Throng Ship Pier. NKW YORK, Oct. 5 -President Wll- son's demand for the recnll of Dr Con stants Dumba. tho Austro-IIungarlan ambassador, was fully answered this afternoon when the foreign envoy sailed for home on the Holland-American liner Nleuiv Amsterdam Protected by the safe conduct ob tained for him by this Government, the Ambassador and Mme. Dumba are as sured of an unmolested passage though their stiamer puts In at an en- port. Attaches of the Austro-Hungarlan cmbassj and tho local consulate nnd friends of the ambassador thronged the pier Flow era were banked high on the deck of the liner Floral trib utes came from Austrian societies In all sections of the Fast Mme Dumb.!. ViVllCloUs and nnnnr- entls delighted at the prospect of re luming to Vienna, laugh, d nnd chatted with f I lends up to the last moment be. fore sailing All attaches and other of ficials were rewarded with n bewilder ing smile ns thev hnueil .loonl. nn, kissed her hand upon leaving A cold, drizzling rain was fulling, but those who have been associated with tho ambassador In this countrj stood uncoveied ns the big liner swung nut from hei pier at lloboken and headul down tho hi) IJr Dumoa onsoiuielj refused t give anv parting message to tho people of tho United States Asked If he had an thing to sav, the nmbassadnr turned shnrply and replied- lou snouid Know netter than to nsk. I have said there would be ,m rn. well message" Gen. Smith Reappointed For D. C. Excise Board Gen. Robert O Smith se, was today given i polntment by Fiesldent of New Pr. recess rcop Wilson as a member of the Fxclse District of Columbia Hoard of tho The appointment will hold pending tho convening of Congress, when the Presi dent will send In the nmo again to the Benato for the full term of three vears. 2,000 Idle Welsh Coal Miners Return to Work NHWPORT, Wales, Oct 1-Two thousand coal miners at Cwmannn, who went on strike several divs ago because sixty non-union miners ir. cmploved In their colllerv returned to work todav, having won their point The sixty nnn-unlonlst Joined the miner' federation. SYME URGES PAWNSHOPS RUN BY D. C. Corporation Counsel Would Furnish Substitute For "Loan Sharks" Here. SUGGESTS LOW INTEREST Says in Report to Commission ers That Anti-Usury Law Brings Hardship. Hstabllshment of municipal pawn shops In event the private pawnshop Is not restored In tho District Is one of the means suggested by Corporation Counsel Conrad Syme In his annual re port submitted to the Commissioners to day to relieve the great hardship that he declares has been put upon many deserving people as the result of "the strict enforcement of the loan shark law." The Corporation Counsel, after point ing out mat all "loan shark concerns formerly In the District have been driven out. and that "this community is now practically free from their op erations," advocates the amending of tho law In such a way ns to enable money to be legally loaned at 2 or pos sibly W, per centum per month Law Not Broken. 8everal efforts have been made to prosecute money lenders doing business over the District line." sava the report "IJut the courts have held uniformly that the oro not engaged In lending mone within the District of ColmWa, as provided In the act of Congress above referred to "The strict enforcement of the loan shark law" has worked a great hardship upon innny deserving people suffering temporary financial embarrassment, and who have not established credit at a bank There Is no place at present In the District to which such nennla may anplj for a smalt sum I am very 'strongll of thoonliilnn IhM lh. ,r...nl ' ' "7 '. V"'"' ' K' " " "Kany If (Marge similar rales of Interest If the private piwnshop is not restored I be. Ileve the municipal pawnshop should nr lie I nngrcsslonal cnnsld ration " The report shows that In tho Juve. nile Court during the ear 1.7S3 Infor mations were hied and that coll Inns In the sun. of 1(2,107 were made In he. Inlf of descrtel families lines ng- (Contlnued on Sixth Page.) War Duties Keep Him From Speaking For Harrington. To Issue Letter. President Wilson will not take the stump In Mars land In behalf of the election next mouth of Kmerson C Har rlngton, the D.morrntlc candidate for gov. rnor He so Informed Fnlted Htutes Senator John Walter Smith, who came here this morning to lenrn how far tho Preslil.nt was prepared to go to nld tho Murvlnnd org.inlzitlon Tho Presi dent's refustl was based, he explained, on a desire not to take an uctlve part In politics while tho European situation was still unitrtiln He promised, how over, to give S.nator Smith a letter In dorsing Harrington The Pnsldent la understood to hive taken the same posi tion on tin r.riuest of Fnlted States Senator James of Kentucky that he speak In th.it finite The Presidents political advisers are said to have b.en Impressed with the fact that one of the strongest cards the President will have to play In 1910 s hlH close nttintlon to his duties and his h.iblt of slaving on tho Job In Wash ington be nu tor Smith ic.ompanled by Sim uel k Dennis Fnlted States district at- l?.rJ!ry ,',nT Murl"'b called at the While House at noon "I talked about M.lrvland and tho campaign, S.n.i..r Smith said He then wcin. to lh. executive nfn.e. ir. .oilier with Secretary to the President Josiph P. Tumuli Seeks Facts About U-BoctiSinWng A report has re iche,i the Oerrmin em bassy concerning an attempt of the Herman submarine 1 ..7 lo inU tho llrltlsh mule transmit Nurcoslan which has i.cemlj arihed at New Oi leans. It Is alleged Hut while the submarine was attacking the No.cosi.in and was about to sink her, n It. itlsh trawler c.mo UP and sank the submarine icr. man seamen on th, submarine tried to swim to the linwler hut it Is alleged were pushed awi and drowned The embassv Is endeavoring to fcet further light on Ihe f1C, whlch are o particular Inler.-st at this time In view of the contention f ,hl n .,.. that uhmylncs sha'l cerrlse the right ?' 'Ls'.t.n":.f:ftrc ' .nn " warning the B the 1 M4w mm v.mw imvai veseels. WILSON DECLINES TO Lusitania Buttons Within Neutrality Law The Department of Justice to day was asked to decide whether sale of buttons bear ing the German escutcheon, with a red stain labeled "Lusitania," is a violation of American neutrality. The Attorney General held it violated no neutrality statute, but referred the question to the Postmaster General to determine whether postal laws are violated. The "Society of the Lusitania," sells the buttons. Prescott Simpson, of Cleveland, signs the literature. 1Y SPANGLE CLUE 10 $75,000 THEFT Little Ornament From Evening Gown May Betray McMillan Gem Robber. NEW TORK. Oct. E-A tiny spangle. such as glitters on an evening gown under the lights of a ballroom or a din ner party, Is the apparently sufficient clue held today by detectives who have been investigating the McMillan Jewelry which lost to Mrs. James McMillan, widow of the Senator from Michigan, fit roo worth of gems. These detectives are still convinced that It was "an Inside Job," but no ar lests will be made Nor Is It likely ar rests will be made, according to reports today from Manchester-by-the-hca, whero Mrs McMillan had her summer home A detective savs he has located In the house at Manchester a dress covered with spangles similar to the small piece that stuck to his fingers when he peered about In the empty Jewel case of ' the aged and wealthy widow. Sherlock Holmes Tale. The. plot of the story, so far as It hat been worked out, has all the elements of a Sherlock Holme tale. The New York Insurance firm which lnured ICCOf worih of th stolen Jew. elry in ready to pay lh mone George Stevens, of the insurance firm, said tig iiitlcantly today "We shall pay the Insurance right away. The assured wanted the Jewels back and dll not want the money If the Jewels could be found "We have had two firms of detectives at work on the case, and the sum total of their work Is that It was 'an Inside jon 'I here s no nrosoett of anv . rest In the case, and nothing remains nut tor us to pay tne insurance ' Coincident with this statement. John I. Hall of Itoston there Issued a state ment indlgnsntlj denving the Intimation that someone Intimately connected with in Mc.viinan household may have com mltted the robbery. Mr Hall, counsel .or .Mrs .McMillan, asserted that "we took the rase from a detective agency nfter It had had ample opportunity to accomplish something, and have pla.ed It In the hands of the local and State ponce, From Detroit today came a report quoting Philip McMillan, son of the robbed woman, as saving there was a oinner party at mo McMillan house the night of the robberv, August 7 Here tofore It had been said by members of the famllv that Mrs McMillan and her (Continued on Second Page ) 13 m They Are Believed Dead, Wh'le Three Others of Foreign Legion Are in Hospitals. PARIS, Oct 5 -Thirteen Americans, nttached to the foreign legion, arc missing, nnd believed to have been killed In the Clnmpagne lighting, ac cording to word brought hero today. Three others were wounded and are In hospitals The missing are Frederick Zlnn. Rat tle Creek, Mich : Flow Nelson. Mil waukee; Lieut. Charles Sweeney for merly of West Point, James Dowd. Hrooklvn. David King, Providence It I , Frederick Capdeville. Paul Kavelka, Robert Roubrlan, Alan S Fgnr and Fd mond C C Genet, all of New York, Jack Casey, former New York car toonist, whoso home Is said to be In California, Hob Scanlon. negro pugilist, Frank Musgrnvc, New Orleans The wounded are D W. Thoran, of South Dakota suffering from bullet wounds in thojiead, Dr David Wheeler, of lioston, Arctic explorer, whose leg was shnltflied, and Charles Trlnknrd, of New York, who has two bullets In his shnuldei. Young Genet, who Is among the miss ing, Is said to be a grandson of Gover nor Clinton of New York Clara Morris Receives Large Income For Life NEW YORK. Oct 5 Fortune nt last has come to the n'd of Clan Morris, who vcors ago was noted as America's greatest emotional actress Hv Ihe will of her late brother-in-law, Samuel W, Harriot, tho blind and bed ildden actress gets a life Incojne from ;n Oflfl Removed. nm Washington-Sunset Route from W5 F fit N W lo PIl O St N. XV. A, J. Foiton, General Axent. Advk PETROGRAD ULTIMATUM TO BULGARIA DELAYED; ALLIES E British Positions Sustain Counter-offensive Northwest of Lens. HOURLY ATTACKS OCCUR Foes in Combat From La Bassee Canal South to Arras in Bay onet Charges. PARIH, Ocf 15 A thunderous fire of artillery, evidently In preparation for a new infantry onslaupht wss reported from the Champagne region In the lat est dlspttchea received here today The cannonading Is partleularlv heavy on the French wings, where the strongest attacks agiinst the German lines have been directed since the nllled offensive began French artlllerv exploded a German train north nt Verdun, near Ornes ac cording to this afternoon's official rnmmunlo.ue Roth In the Artols and Champagne regions. French nnd Ger man nrttller) Increased tiulr irtlvlty throughout the night, but no Important lnfar.tr actions occurred A French nlr squadron dropped fifty bombs on the station of lllaches, near Peionne "In the Artols region a violent bom bardment occmred last night." raid the official communique "There, was honih sn.i io-rcn. ruining in Tin region of Quennevleres ifouth of Arms., Vlo-Sur-Alsne and the plateau of Nouvron "In th Champagne region, nn artll lerv exchange continued throughout the night neir Vedegrnnde, the Nav-irln farm and Poualn hill "In the Argonne there wis trench flghtlnr with grenades and petards near Courtes Chasses and I.a Fille Morte." Hammer British I'osIh, From Ihe I-i Hossee cinnl south to Arras, bloodv trench fighting with bombs nnd hnvoncts has len going on without cessation for three divs The Germans apparently are hammering with the crentest force against the llrltlsh positions nnrthwist of lens, where they have made some MUht progress On the French front, north of rros, minor works are changing hinds with the greatest frcquenc Attacks nnd counter attacks occur hourlj German detachments, swept out of a trench portion, return to the attack with re-enforcements, and fresh bomb supplies, and win bnck the lost ground, onlv'to lose It again In a new French attack. With both sides In close grap ple, artllermen must content them selves with shelling reserves being brought up from the reir The aerial casualties have been In crenslnglv henvj for several d.ijs. It Is admitted here Berlin Claims Capture Of Trench Northwest of Givenchy From French RERUN (via I.ondnn). Oct 1 Ger man troops not onI repulsed all enemy attacks on the western front vosterday, hut captured a trench section from tho French on a hill northwest of Glvencnv, the war ofllcc nnnounced this after noon "North of I.oos we repulsed English grenade attack," said the nfllclal state ment "Northwest of Glvonchv we re captured u trenih s.ctlon roicntlv tnken bv the French on the irest of one of tho hills "In the Champagne region the enemv he.ivll) bombarded a German position northwest of Soualn, but our artillery prevented the enom from advancing "In the Argonne, near Vauquols, we blew up numerous enemy mine positions "Enemv airmen bombarded Biaches without damage ' Armenian Tutors At Harpoot Killed Professor at Euphrates College Who Took Prize at Princeton Is Executed. .NEW YORK, Oct 5 Mans Armenian piofessois of Euphrates College, at Harpoot. have been tortured and killed b the Turks, nicmdlng to a statement given out todij In the Nitlonal Al meida and India Rellif Vssoclatlon "A proftssor who took .1 prize of J21 In Princeton for the list En.,ll,,li essiv on 'Comparative Religions two vonrs ago, has been oxtcuted though ho had not the faintest tonneitlon with nnv rcvolutlonai v pait." It was stated "His daughter of twelve wis married to a Turkish nftlcer to savi her from the soldiers, and Iho innlhei ind other children deported ' Tieatment of u phans In Armenli Is frightful, aciordlng to letters fnin resldonts of that muntiv to the as sociation Jealousy of the Turks of their progress In the sihnols main tained b the at social Ion, ami sup ported hv Amcrltnn mono), Is the real cause of their 111 treatment, it Is said Other letters describe how mothers, accompanied b ihlldien with swollen and bleeding feet, have been drlv. n Into the desarts, wharo certain dtnth by narration await them. RENEW ' ""SiLiim I WlmlmWW - 3feT ML Im. r'J9sH?1 illllllllllBIIIB7i -MJ SBBLlBBBBBSriJLBBBBBBBBBVLHLSBBBl WmKlMiWWm HHHI -4im. .H p BHfJH sBBbXsBBBBBBBBBBB ibbb9LbbLbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbV Cirlsht Ituemrvxt rnl-rwood. GEN. JEAN J. C. JOrt'RE. JOFFRE PREDICTS DECISIVE VIM Allies Prepared to Deliver Knockout Punch Greatest Offensive Is Now Due. Tho United Tress has just re ceived by mail the followiiiB inscription of the preparations which preceded the bcpinninK of the allied offensive under dato of September 11, intimat ins that the great allied of fensive, which actually was launched eight days later, was about to begin. For obvious reasons the story would not have passed the cen sor had it been cab'ed .it that time. By WILLIAM THILIP SIMMS. PARIS. Sept 17 "In the scale of human hazards, the allies have 80 chances In 100 of scoring a decisive Victor) over the Germans when tho genernl offensive begins" This statement was mado by Gen eral Joffro to his life-long bosom friend, the editor of the Dcpeche de Toulouse, I am reliably Informed. General Joffre did not say when the great offensive was to start, but the Impression prevails that the allies are now reidy to an eyelash In higher circles It Is believed the of fensive Is about due. General Joffiu told his friend that CContlnued on Second Page ) T, DECLARE GERMANS Berlin Insists Military Plans Have Not Even Been Changed By Allies' Drive. Ri:itUN (via wireless to Sa v lllo). Oct 5 I he allies attempted lo break the Oirnian lines In tho west not only failed, but It did not even alter the inllllarv plans of the Gorman gen eral staff, It was stated toda) Nn now regiments wero sent to the western front to meet the Anglo I''remh atta.k, It was offlclall stnted One division vvhlih was about lo leave the western front for anothei scene of operations was detained on the German fiont, but no reinforcements worn suit 'Ihe war of lice todaj mado public the lopj of an order said to have been Issued hv tho commander of in llngllsh division nn the eve of the great offensive declaring that "on Ihe coming battle dtpands the fat of futur Brltiib feneration." ATTACK SOFIA GIVEN UNTIL TODAY TO REPLY Foreign Office Handed Russian Note Only Yesterday No Explanation Given. ACTIVITY IN BLACK SEA Abandonment of Grecian Neu trality Implied in Landing of' Allies' Troops. LONDON, Oct. 5. Russia's twenty-four-hour ultimatum was handed to the Bulgarian foreign office at 4 o'clock yesterday after noon, according to Petrograd dis patches. Since the twenty - four - hour period in which Bulgaria must reply did not begin until the ulti matum was delivered, Bulgaria has until 4 o'clock this afternoon, Pet rograd time, in which to back down from her menacing attitude. No explanation was made for the delay in presenting the Russian ultimatum. DELAY OF TEXT. The Russian minister at Sofia was in structed to hand Russia's message to Ihe Rulcarlan foreign office nt 4 p m. on hundiy and lo leave Sofia at th s-imo hour jesterdaj If no satisfactory aiswer wis forthcoming. All telegraphic messages to and from Rulgiiln have b.en greitly delacd and it Is bell.ved postlble the text of the ultimatum did not reich the Russian le gation nt .Sofia until vestcrday. In some quaiters, Tctrograd dl patclKS sose-ted, It is believed that the Rulgnriin censor may have purposely held up the communication to give his government more time to complete it mobilization, though this opinion is not shared by the Russian foreign office The fact that the Russian minister hits been ill was given as another pos sible reason for the delay. T.icit abandonment of Grecian neu trally Is implied in the admission of Premier Venlzelos that the Athenian government had taken no steps to pro test against the landing of an Anclo Flinch oxi'ditlonar force In Salonllo, to protect the Nlsh-balonlka railroad from the expected Rulcarlan dash across the border. Withdrawal of every territorial offw to llulgarla and complete abandonment of negotiations with tho Ilulgarlan gov ernment on the pint of the llrltlsh and Ircnch foreign offices further empha-i-lzis the seriousness of the Balkan situation, according to dispatches ftai Athens, Dash On Nish. Mow largo an allied expeditionary furcu has been landed near Salonika U unknown. The newspaper wero pcrm'ltea tojay to print Athena dis patches reporting the landing and it la ai-iumed here that this force was uilenuaielv supplied with artillery to 1'ieei Iho expected Bulgarian Invasion sf .Serbia. The Pulsars are expected to at tempt a swift dash upon the NUh bolonlka ra!lwa. Rome and Athens had reports to. day of a great military activity both at Odessa and Sebastopol. declaring; that Russia was preparing to trans, port a large expedition to the Bul garian Black sea coast. Roumania Neutral. For the present military men In London take little stock In these re ports They doubt Unit the Czar will attempt any Invasion of llulgarla. Press dispatches, announcing tbt Roumania has decided to remain no. trnl, at lenst for the present, caused no great surprise Though the allies hoped fin Roumanian aid In event of Bulgaria's entrj into Iho war, recent dispatches fiom Buehnrest have In dicated that Roumania would take net Immediate steps to aid Rorbla. Bulgaria Pledged to Cut Railway From Nish to Salonika ROM!:, Oct 5 -Bulgtrla, Austria, and ficrnnn) signed an agreement several weeks ago for Joint military action against rbla, nccordlng to the Milan nevvspripet Corrlere Delia Sera. Bulgaria the newspaper Mrtd, plertied herself to Invade Serbia with fix (UvUlon In the Nbh-Pirot raftta.