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WEATHER FORECAST: Partly Cloudy; Colder (Foil Report on Page Two.) ' NUMBED 8733. MINISTER ASSAILS HALF-AND-HALF AS BAR TO DISTRICT PROHIBITION GERMANSRUSH PREPARATIONS TO MEET NEW BALKAN BLOW Czar Is Expected to Strike Through Roumania Troops Massed on Border and Early Attack Is Expected. Evacuation of Border Town by Civilians Ordered by Bulga ria in Anticipation of Open ing Hostilities. ROME, Not. 29. Austria is trying to conclude a separate peace, according to the Tribuna today. BUCHAREST, Roumania (via Berlin and London), Nov, 29. Evacuation by all civilians of the Bulgarian townofRustchuk was ordered by the military authorities today asva step toward prepara tion for defense against a Russian attack. PARIS, Nov. 29. Germany is rushing preparations today to re sist a Russian attack in the Bal kans. The Kaiser evidently has decided the Czar is about to strike. The moment this happens it seem. certain Roumania will be swept by just such a German flood as has passed over Belgium and Serbia. RUSH THROUGH ROUMANIA All their preparations show that the Russians will enter the Dalkan field by a rush throuKh Roumanian territory Into Bulgaria. The Germans appar ently purpose to meet tho Invasion frontally. on the Bulgariun frontier, and to attack the Russians from the west ward on the flank. The flank attack will make a vast bat tleground of all central and western Roumania. Only a nnrrow srlp on tho Black sea coast can hope tft escape. If the flKht on the Bulgarian frontier goes against the Czar's forces, the tide must weep also across rtoumanta from the southward This will mean tho devasta tion of even the eastern region Signs have multiplied In the last two (Continued on Second Page ) Navy Department Has Report of Sailor Who Jumped From Prince Eitel Fricdrich. Details of n daring attempt to csenne by an Interned Herman rallor on tho Prince Hltel FrledHch. whl-h i frus trated bs tlm mir'nn guaid at Norfolk and the Norfolk police vvcm rec Ived bv the Nnvj Department todaj The German sailor Jumped overboard the Prlnco Kltel ut 7 o'clock lint night snd swam to shore, onlv to 1m rap tured bv1- tho Norfolk police, who had been rotllled of hit escivpo Asrlstant Secretary of the Now Roosevelt said totay thot the Interned sailor hod been turned over to fn.ptn.ln Thlerlchens of tho Prince Ultcl for proper dlsclpl'mcv action Tho Nuvv Department pl'ns to m''e tnvlrl'H to .make cert-ln that the sailor Is propel ly disciplined The N'avv Dem-tment ni no report on the recent I' 'dent wh"n Cnptsln Thlerlchens Is sib' to ha' e slannod the face of n mirl-ie ciad who a' empted to stop him from lenv'n' tbe In'erned ship News reports frmn Norfolk said that Thlerlchenr wns liken before the rrarlne cnmmnndmt to exnlaln the In cident, but If that Is true the Navy De partment t'ss not boen advised by the aemmandant INTERNED GERMAN Fiscal Commission )i?ails To Gather No Business Is Transacted When Senator Chilton Does Not Appear. The Joint committee In charge of the Investigation Into th f,ie...4-ii.t question for the District was expected to meet today, but failed to do so. Four of the members. Senators Sauls bury and Works, and Congressmen Oard and Cooper met. but Senator Chll ton. chairman did not appear. No buitnets done. Senator Chilton, chairman, after con ference with members, called a meeting 'r ii o ciock tomorrow. pactIHTplan TO AID WARSHIPS Agreement Signed by Buenz Ex hibited at Trial of Hamburg American Officers. NEW TORK. Nor. 3 Direct admls. slon that vessels chartered by the Ham- nurg-Amerlcan line were to be used for transferring supplies to warships at sea, was made In an agreement signed ny Karl uuenz. managing director of the comparry, Introduced In evidence at the trial of the four Hamburg-Ameri can officials today Tho agreement, made with owners of the steamers Fram and Sommerstadt, guaranteed them against loss In event of damage while transferring supplies 10 -warsnipa or me empire of Qtr- many."' Bnllowa Recalled. A ' Ralph J. Bullowa, the New York at torney, who 'was counsel for captains of the steamers; was recalled tfcthe stand today. He Identified if ai ertnSnt be tween the captains ofi esselsVnd Adolph Hochmelster onei0f the Tdc fendanta. I The agreement. Ii Hochmcister's clwn handwriting and ,ned by Buena. In cluded the fqllowlnyiaue ..n fatl of damage to vessel , ,oaa0n ofl at tempt to transfer cargoe. to the tvar ships of the empire of (Irm.any the Hamburg-American lino will be respon sible for all damage and demurrage during repairs On cross-examination, Bullowa admit ted that he was still acting as counsel for owners of iho steamers Nepos and Mowlnkle, who iave litigation pending Involving the same Issues In connection with the Fram and Sommerstadt. Written Evidence Souicht. William Rand, Jr.. chief counsel for the defense, sought to Bhow Bullowa an Interested witness. j Rand drew from Bullowa an admls slon that he (Bulowa) Insisted on the agreement In order that he might have written evldenco of the ship's real des tination. Bullowa admitted that his clients, even after the agreement wan rtr&un rnfna,i to permit the Fram and Sommerstadt to make tho voyage "You kept both the papers and tho ships?" asked Rand. "Yes," said Bullowa. I London Unable to Confirm Re newed Dispatches Through Swiss Sources. LONDON. Nov. ) Renewed Swiss reports of Oorltz's capture bv the Ital ians arc unconfirmed and disbelieved Official Rome messages siy the Aus trlans arc losing outpost after outpol, however, and the city's ultimate fa 111 Is believed certain. VIENNA (via Berlin and London), Nov. '. Thousands are falling in it series of Increasingly desperate attnc .s and counter-attacks between Austrn nj and Italians In the district about 1,0 rltz, says today's official statement Though the Italians have bien Heav ily re-entorced." says the report, ' their continuous attacks on the Uontz bridgehead huve been Tcpulsed "We have recaptured b storm the si'mmlt we lost tempoimlly northeast ot OslavH. Tho routed enein lott 1 dc nl In the vicinity. There was also tremendous loss of life in front of our Serbian Podgori position The Italians penetrated our line here, but were driven pack liter n a countci -attack. Tho ground he fore the bridgehead Is strewn wun their bodies 'In the neighborhoods of Hagora, the Tolinlno bridgehead, and .Vlrtfi enern) attacks were all rt pulped President to Be Host To His Old Classmates President Wilson tomorrow evening from 7 to 9 will be Just plain "Tommy of the Princeton closs of "79 He will be host to his classmates at the White. IIa.i.. Tla,. AAn flfl.. nH .1.1.. ........ Illiiuo itvimi ,, ,,.j i,u s.. MAW accepted the Invitation, the'Whtttgfam Hme WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBEB 29, 1915.' SENATOR KERN CANADA MAY AGAIN ELECTED CAUCUS HEAD Grumbling of Threatened Trou ble Heard, But Democratic Meeting Goes Smoothly. PITTMAN MADE SECRETARY Member From Nevada Succeeds Saulsbury of Del. Commit tee to Be Named. With msnv mutterlngs of trouble un der the nurface but with the conserv ative Senntors trlng to keen the peace, the Senttr Democratic caucus met to day and unarlmously re-elected Senator Kern of Indiana as chairman of the : caucus Senator Kev Plttman of Ne'-nda was elected secretary In the place of rwn ator Haulsbury of Delaware. Senator Kern was authorized to name a stirr ing committee of eight. He will report the names of the committee to the caucus Wednesday, to which date ud-, Journmenl was taken l The real nueatlona of controversy bo-1 fore the caucus were avoided al the preliminary meeting toda. The) will arlJe when the caucus resumes Wednes day. Cloturo Is tho foremost of these. A fight Is on, too, over the quistlon of whether Senator Clarke of Arkansas shall succeed hire, elf as President l'ro Tempore. Rc-electloit Probable. Probabilities are that Senator Clarke will be u-elected. A number of the old lime leaders, Including Senator Sim mons, are counseling peace Senator bwunson of Virginia has been mm Uoned for tho office of President Pro 'jcmiioie, and Is understood to have am Lltlous tur tho office-, Put he will prob- i amy noi uuuiv ms name iu uv usvu. It Is uuuerstood this atlcrnoon that tho efforts to pievent u flgnt on Clarke will be successful. bliouiU there be open war on ClarKc, It will mean bad blood which will not bo wlpvd out the rest ot this Congress Senator O'Uarman Is one of those who are trying to prevent a tight on Clarke. Oulvvaidly, there was a lot of har mony talk among the Senate Democrats today. Much of the talk was to the ef lect that thero would bo enough fac tionalism among the House Democrats this )cur to mako It Inadvisable for the Dtmucratlc benators to start off the session with a clash. Cloture Is Big Question. The biggest bone ot contention at the outset will doubtless bo cloture. This) was not brought up at today's caucus, partly because Senator Owen did not have his proposed rule drafted, partly because the disposition of tho leaders was to feel out the situation. It Is plain that seven or eight of tho Democratic Senators are opposed to clo ture. What Is not so plain id w nether lliev will hold out to the limit against It. If they do, passage of a cloturo rule Is nrob.ematlcal. Senator Owen wants to raise the cloturo question at tho very opening of the Senate, and before a committee Is named to wait on the President. Complications Possible. This might result In such complica tions as would delay sending a com mltteo to notify tho President the Sen ate was In session and thus might de ny transmitting the annual message, to the Capitol and reading It there. Fort) -seven of the tlfty-slx Demo (Contlnued un Second Page.) ANY ESCAPE DEATH Flames Threaten to Sweep Ava Ion Guests Driven Out in Night Clothes. AVAI.ON. Catalcna Islands, Cat., Nov sn (B wlreless),-Many guests had narrow escapes today In a Are which started In the Grand View Hotel at 1 a m , and threatened to sweep this fa mous resorr. Within an hour tlm (lames hnd dc stroved the Hotel Metropole, ono of the best-known hostclrles In southern Colt forma hTe steamer Hermosa hns responded 'o wlreles, calls for aid So far as Is known there have been no casualties Driven out In their night clothes, men, women, and children took refuse In hulldlngs not threatened by tho flames The property loss nlll be several hun dred thousand dollars. RESORT HOTEL BURNS SEIZE ENTIRE WHEAT STOCK Possibility Seen That 1 50,000, 000 Bushels May Be Added to 20,000,000 Seized. BALK SPECULATIVE COUP Dominion's Action Said to Be Due to Buying With View to Cornering Market. CHICAGO, Not. 29. Wheat opened sharply higher in the pit here today an a result of the seizure of 20 000,000 bushels of Canada's crop by the Dominion government. December wheat was up l'j cents to $1.05. May wheat opened at $1.08'j, an ad vance of 21 cents over Satur day's close. OTTAWA. Ontario. Nov. z Th un expected action of.the CanadiaiCrnvrrn innt In commandeering jn.ofjn.onrj hush e's of hljh grade wheat In elevators from tho (Ireat Lakes to the eastern seaboard, spoiled carefully l!d plans of spectators to corner the wheat market. It w is reported h-re tedsy It Is possible the 1W.OO"OC h-lshels of export suiplus held bv fsrtners and deal ers et of Port Wllllim will taken over bv the government ll.it several officials sjld tdla) the) believe I the government's action on fiaturdsv nlxht would have such a salutar) effect upon the speculitors that no further steps would be necessaiy It Is understood the govert ment learned of the plsns to corner the mar ket ii few weeks ago A big group of speculators were reported to bo bii),n iiulctlv. Intending o hold thel- supplies until the government was forced to go Into the market and buy at high rrlccs. Fear Second rder. The step taken Saturday night. It Is believed, will result In millions of bush els of wheat being thrown on tho mar ket almost Immediately by big dealers, who fear a second order will take over supplies for Britain, In this manner. It Is believed the price of wheat will be forced down, or at least will be prevent ed from soaring to abnormal heights The government has not yet fixed the price to bo paid for the wheat seized, but It la stated that owners will be dealt with fairly. Will Go To Italy. The action was taken under the spe cial war act by the Canadian Uraln Commission. The wheat seized was) of grades No. 1 hard and Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Northern. It was the property of grain shippers and millers. That taken Is all wtflch on Saturday night was In public elevators at Fort William, Fort Arthur, Midland, Tiffin, Port Mc Nlchol, Colllngwood, Ooderlch, Kings ton, Port Coluornc, Prescott, Quctiec, tit John, Montreal, and Halnux. A. considerable umount ot thu grain commandeered ts the property of Amer ican gialn dealers. The domestic supply of Russia Is more than surtlclvut to meet the needs of that countr). Had tho Dardanelles been Jorced the surplus of Russian wheat would hnvo made tho present action unneccHsar. while tno w.ieat Just taken was commandeered to nil uu order from the British government for a Urge iiuantlty ot wheat, It Is understood that moat ot It will be shipped to Italy. the Canadian government will look after the transportation of tho grain to the Atlantic seaboard, and irom tl ere Its shipment ncrofs the Atlantic will be undertikejt by tho British gov ernment In the same way that snip nicnts of oats and hay havo been hand led fpr the past year. THREEALLIES'SHIPS LONDON, Nov. 29 The French steamship Algerlen and Omara Hnd the British steamship Tanls havo been sunk by submarines From the Al gerlen, twenty-nine persons are missing The Algerlen was of 1,;03 tons, sailed from Marseilles The Omara was of 435 tons Both were owned by tho Com panlo de Navigation Mlxte. The only Bteumshlp Tanls mentioned by Lloyd's register Is a (lerman craft. From the Algerlen eight were rescued end one corpse was picked up. The Tanls' crew ha been lajideO. SUBMARINE VIS Capital Girl Joyous Over Coming Cruise On Ford Peace Ship KKtp- SibIIIIIIIIWsIbIIB JBllllllWjBlllllllHMv ? -liBllllllllllllimiBllllK HHyCt & v .i&i &siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiftiiiiiiiiiiiiH IBllllllllllllllllV iBlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllBfl Jy -U LhbfelaVBaBIBBlllV 9 u. rvTUf BBllllllllllllllV iaiiHksiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHI'-r ' '" '"'V ' LasWLaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHRsalllHy' ' IBllllBiiBlllllllllllllllllllllSeTlBPtZ sijsiiiiBlr " iy ii - r?' M tfant t A " t, . t BsV '; '' ' v '. I Sp' t, ' WssaiiiaMMPv s- a. i - .saaiiaB MISS ANNIE Annie G. Black Looks Forward to Pleasant Yuletide With Kin in Old Glasgow, But Will Work While Crossing Atlantic in Her Capacity of a Stenographer. A Washington girl, Miss Annie G. Black, of 1216 Montana avenue northeast, is to go to Europe on the Ford peace ship. Miss Black is stenographer to Rex ford L. Holmes, and will accompany the party in that capacity. She is jubilant not only at the prospect of an European tour but because of the opportunity to visit relatives in Glasgow and other cities in Scotland and in Liverpool. The peace party, she thinks, will be in Scotland during the Christmas holidays. GIRL AN ENERGETIC WORKER. Miss Black Is n native Washlngtnnlnn, the daughter of Mr and Mrs John T. Black, She was educated In tho grade schools here, and uftcr a year at Bus!-1 ness High School took u commercial I and stenographic eourse at a commercial Institution. She is an expert dicta graph operator, and arrangements were made to have her on tho trip largely on' this account, and becuuee Mr. Holmes Insisted that he could not go unless a stenographer accompanied him to get, out the great volumo of work that was, ahead of him The only Washington gill on the peace ship Is a 'all, stately, and pre-1 possessing brunette. Mr. Holmes de-1 clares that she ' capable of unlimited work. Since her graduation from thoi commercial school at the ago of sixteen, . and this was live vears igo, Miss Black has had a number of temporar) ap pointments In the Government service Because she wus a nutlvo Washing Ionian she could not receive a tierma-1 nent appolntmont because of ine ap-1 portlonment rules. She has served In i the Civil Service Commission, the De narimi.ni of Agriculture, the Reclamu-. tlon Service, the Children's Bureau, and the Panama Canal Commission She left the Canal Commission to enter the cm ploy of Mr. Holmes. SayH She's a Calvlnist. Miss Black said today. "Of coutse, I am delighted to havo this wonderful opportunll) which has come to me so unexpectedly. Yes, thero Is an element of dangei I suppose, but I havo not allowed myself to think about the possibility of submarines and hidden mines Posslblv mj Calvanlstio training has taught mo to bel.ove that "what Is to b- will be" though I be lieve our rresb)terlln theolo y Is veer-1 lng away from that Ideu u llttlo In te cent vears. "What am I going to wear' Wli), lust about what I wear In the office. I suppose. You understand, this isn t supposed to be a Joy rldo or pleasure I excursion that I am going on, but I be-1 live I have been asked to go In order to help Mr. Holmes, In whoso office I am now. and who la to accompany the Ford expedition, to get out an appalling I dui ot work that la already oa band. iiUiU Uj AtrUvjv,a G. BLACK. and other nuantltles of stenographic and dictaohonlc work that I know lies ahead ' Sympathizes With Ford. "Certainly I nm )mnithetlc with the splendid Idea of Mr Fqrd's I consider him one of the countr) 's greatest men. Wo do not dare to think of nnythlng but success In connection with this cru sade, but whether Mr Pord accom plishes nil he desires or not. ho will at least have the satisfaction of knowing that ho has used his great Influence and wealth toward the amelioration of tho terrible conditions that now exist among our sister nations of Hurope. "But glad ns I am of this wonderful opportunll) to have n small part In (Continued on Second Page ) SELF UP IN JERSEY Authorities Still Quizzing Young Woman Held in Six Murders. NEW nrtt'NSWICK. N J , Nov. l Antonla Metusevles, the servant girl whim the Middlesex countv authorities hsd been seeKliu since Saturday night when six persons were found murdered In the home of Samuel Weltxmann, on Cranberr) road, gave herself up at South Htver toda). and was at once brought before Prosecutor Florance here. She Is still being quizzed, and what she hca told the officials has not been made public. HOME EDITION PRICE ONE CENT. Several Members of CommtftM Named to Invite Evangelist to Visit Capital Say He Has Accepted. Rev. John MacMurray De nounces Present Fiscal Ar rangement After Speech by Macfarland. Before nearly 100 Washington clergymen this morning the half and-half plan of raising District revenues was attacked along a new line when it was characterized ns a principle obstacle to getting prohibition for the District. At the same meeting, that of the Pastors' Federation, announcement was made that the Rev. William Sunday had promised several members of the committee trying to get him here that he would come to Washington. Considera tion of efforts to get him here for a campaign had been given additional impetus, it was stated, by the efforts of the National Anti Saloon League, and the matter of getting him was again placed in the hands of a committee. ASKED TO ANSWER QUERIES. Henry B. F. Macfarland and Theo dore W. Noyes sAcre Invited to attend the meeting of the federation, at the Y. M. C. A. building, to answer questions regarding the fiscal affairs of Washing ton. The Rev. John MacMurray. of Union M. K. Church, brought tP the relation of prohibition to tho half-and-half plan when he asked Mr. Macfarland wheth er the loss of a half million revenues from licenses, and a consequent loss of half a million of Federal appropriations would not mean the loss of l,000,O0O an nnuallv In the District appropriations If prohibition were adopted while tho half-and-half plan was retained. "That would be the effect of pro hibition now," said Mr. Macfarland "But we have not considered the half-and-half plan In relation to the rev enues. We have considered It as i broad general principle." "But the District officials have con. sldered It In relation to revenues." re plied Mr. MacMurray. "Don't )on know that one reason why tho excise board has been unwilling to reduce the number of saloons was on account of tho pressure from above that the Dis trict revenues must not be reduced for fear of a loss of Federal appropri ations''" "I never heard of an) thing lll.ii Unit." replied Mr. Macfarland. Mr Macfarlnnd explained that the District might raiso Its proper biird i of taxation In other wa)s If prohibi tion wcie effected here. No Discussion. No discussion marked the action in reeard to a "Bill)" Minda) campaign here. The Bev. Dr. Clarence Vincent, president of the' federation, also Is chairman .of a committee of citizens, which Includes William Know leu Cooper and other la) men, thut haV been Inquiring, for nearly n )ear, Int the chances of getting the evangelist to Washington. Dr. Vincent said ho now was ready to announce for tho tlrst tlmo publicly that Mr. Sunday hnd consented to come to Washington, but that no definite date had been mentioned b) htm. He asked to be Instructed as t the further wishes of thu federation regarding n Sunday campaign. Dr Vincent and his committee, by a series of motions, were Instructed to go ahead and nrrunge for un evangelistic nmpilgn heie, getting Billy Sunday, If possible, and if not to get some one else, and In this cnnsldetittion of substitutes to consider tho name of the Bev. Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman The fcderotlon voted to Inquire Into the questions of the indeterminate sen tence and parole for District prisoners, and ot the goneral conduct of Ocooquan, BILLY SUNDAY COMING HERE, PASTORS HEAR ATCONVFNTION