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WEATHER FORECAST: Fair Tonight (Full Report on Page Two.) HOME EDITION NTJMBEB 8736. lYABHlXGTOy. THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2, 1915. PRICE ONE CENT. POLICE HOLD CAPITAL MAN N MYSTERIOUS CASE Charles D. Etchison, Salesman, Arrested By Local Authori tiesHusband of Dead Woman Also Held. Washington Man Declares She Fell Over Cliff Suits For Bigamy and Restoration of Property Also Pending. Charles D. Etchison, a sales-1 man, living at the Cavendish, is being held here for the authorities of Minneapolis, where, the local police arc informed, an indictment stands against him in connection with the death of Mrs. Mary i Fridlcy Price. Etchison. vihn un a rptrrl hi' ! Detectives Springman and Hugh lett last n'ght, says that Mrs. Price died as the result of an accident. He told the police that on Noveml ber 28, 1914, he, with Mrs. Price and her husband, were on an auto mobile ride. While he and Mr. Price were cpairing the car near the East Side Parkway, the woman vent for a strolland fell over a cliff, her injuries 'proving fatal. WILLING TO RETURN. Etchison, who rale his age in thlrt) threa ears. toM the police that he Is a, traveling representative for a local concern engaged In the manufacture of piper boxes and paper bottle. Ho la married. The man declares that he will return to Minneapolis Just ae soon as he can get there to answer to the charge made against hhn. lie sa)s that he was in that city for a ronsldeiablo time after the death of Mrs nice, and Unit no mention was inane t0 Jilm or nn In vestigation, nor did he recelie tun In timation that the offlrlnls of that citj ivere Interested In him A special dispatch toda) to The Times from Minneapolis sa)s: Frederick T. Price Indicted with Charles D. .stchlann, of Washington, on a. charge of murder In the first decree Jn connection with the death of Man I rldley I'rlco on November a, M, Is jucncu up line in nunnipin count) At Foot of Clilf. Mar) Tridlej I'rlco was found dead at tho foot of a steep cliff on the eat bank of the .Mississippi river between Kranklln avenue and likc street bridges. Since her death rclatiies hme ridiculed consistently the explanation made b 1'ilen and Ktchlson that she ccldentall) fell oier the embankment. Price, who i also under indictment en a bigamy charge gave himself up resterdaj when n bench warrant had oen Issued to hold him pending the grand Jury Investigation o fthc mstcrl ous death of the woman He lulu rlieH $23000 through her death and dill suits I rn penning to rorce mm to return the property. A hearing In probate court Ho set asldo tho decree by which he obtained the property Is set for toda). Price' started a damage suit agalnrit the park board for 17.600. alleging her death was caused through iieg ligence of the hoard to maintain a guard fence at the hlghwa) cmbanrf nient. Etchison and Price Untitled that the woman fell over the cliff while searching for her dog, while the men were attending to engine trouble of thy automobile In which the three had driven to the spot. The park board contended that ne 5" not the legal husband of Mar) Frldlejr Price, as ho had never been lawful!) dliorccd from his first wife Kidnaped Infant Is Returned to Mother Philadelphia! ITec ;-i,cwi' Bnjrder. rour-month-old Infant, kid naped Manila), Is today In the arms of his hysterical mother, I'ollnwlng n clt). wide hue and cr) ovei his dlsappeai ance, the child was founj last night on the sleps of a Horer street house, where ho was abandoned n a man and woman The whereabouts of Itlihaid Kenklns eight years old, continues to baffle tk.e authorities Dallas Convention Bid Supported By Atlanta ATLANTA. Dee. ! -Dallas bid for the 1916 Democratic convention will h Indorsed bv Atlanta Mijor Woodward members of the clt council, the coun ti commissioner, and delegations from the Chamber of f'ommerro the ij Men's Club the Hotel Men's .cia. (Ion and others will meet the Dallas delegation on Its wnv In i' -t..n here Saturda, and pi ent certificates Indotslng the stand Torpedo Greek Ship. LONDON Dec 2. -The Gieek sleam s-lilp 7arlls his bn n sunk In a sub marine Iht new lander toda) at JXsAU. MURDER Sees Progressive Parly In 1916 Campaign J if; 'B K 'l HMMM ' Jm Ts dMMMM H' g '4mMMMM i MMm MX IH i VaJtJJH OnORGIBW. I'RKKINS. PERMS I. R. KEEPS PARTY FAITH Progressive Chairman Will Con fer With Roosevelt on Plans Today. N' V'P.K. vc 2 -Colonel Koos' lelt ln absolutely no Intention of re ttirr'iur to the Ilepiibtlcan pirtv. sccord Inr to '"cerise I'eiklns, chalrm-in of the "rorrsshe executive committee, win. Is to confer with the colon"! to-d-iv "ihe colonfl's srtlmi In wltMriwhig h' name is a Preslien"al candldfT1 from th ItepuMlcsr prlmsrles In Ne brnska ilionld ir.d all tnlk that he Is riu "nek to tl old pir'v" said Mr. Perkins. riceent n(tllt -it (lister la. whn severs! I iicressle narli !"nders ron feired -aIMi the ror-ner Pres dent snn port 'he st iten.ent of 1r Perk n Vic tor M'irilork and Medlll Mri'.irmlck haie ennfened with t'u iclone' within two week t'hnlimsii Krunk P 'or ilck. of th" S'ehrisKe Pretresslip State rcnnnlt'ee was it Oister I!av ter day hai'iinn 'linnep P DodE". of thd t'olur.ido Pro'usslir -tate o'limlt ttt. .-xperts to see th" colinel tod i) Keep Tarty Failh. :.n about reports that the Pro gi.s"es aie nllltng to Indorse luttlre Ili'l-hei (ln case lie Is namlni'cd for the Picslilenci h the P.epubllpnn con lent on. Mi. Per'ilns said" "I am too busy to dens all reports cli ciliated b reactionaries But the slutenxnt our lommlttee 'ssucd a few dais ago should coier that point. The I'rogresslies are not botheilng about what the Itepubllcans or the Democrats ma do We are unlng straight ahead with our plans for 1016" The I!d2 Progresslie platform "broucht up to dale" will form the basis of the parti's appeal for lotes In 1911, he con tinued. Other Possibilities. Ilesldes Colonel Itooseielt and Ooier nor Johnson of Cal fornla. Albert J. Heierldge and Charles Sumner nird, formei Progresslio isndldate for gov ernor of Massachusetts, ate being talked of as Progressive Presidential possibili ties, he said. "The Progressives have an organza tlon for this campaign." said Perkins Kour ears ago we had nothing In the way of an organlratlon l'lnanclng the campulgn probably will bother us We expect, however, to meet w th suc cess In a popular appeal for funds as In 131J" Buenz Verdict Today To Guide U. S. Course NP.W YORK Oec .'A decision which will hse far-ieaching effect on future action of the l'nlted Mates against German activities In this cnuntr) prob ably will be relumed here late todav l'edeial officials believe that the verdict of the Jur In the trial of 11am-buit-Ameilcan line oflluials dunged with violating Pulled Stales customs laws thinugh fuinlsnlng supplies to Gentian wiitshlps uiav eaM an a pio ccduit fin nunieioiiH other cases In volving pro-Gcimnn pioojsnudlsls .Ncv. I ui k wus tuimu Into u virtual naval base that Ummuny's commeice njdors inlalu be furnished with tuel and supplies. That moie than J1.J0000O was mienl and that the money came Horn Germain. Is admitted The Ileilln government mid tne liumbuig-Amei-cm Hue pledged to an ugiccmrnt to furnish supplies to vvarshlpd In easo of wai even befote hostilities opened The iiuestlon nt Iv.uo Is whether American customs laws weie violated when false manlfsts wetc made and vessels ihaied In such a way as to prevent Information of their mission leaching Germain's enemies. Hand completed Ills aMiiment shortlv biforo noon Wood was the net to speak. In closing, Hand deilreri the Govtinments case had nairovved down lo whethei It was a crime to peinill an ill Intentional iiroi tint m "' 'he s'n tlstks if tin pott nf New ntk 'mm. ti I bi tlbCOO 'Pcsteiatelv liitiiteil a lliev vfre In thflr patilotU dull in their o'lntrv, perhaps thev ovei linked this detil, I i no ressmi In defiaul th I nltcd Males Out purpose, our tntlta inlar- D. C TEACHERS MD IF THEY Questioned As to Whether They Would Like To Be Affiliated With A. F. of L. EDUCATORS' CLUB PLANNED Every Branch of District System Represented in Organization Movement. "Do ion favor nn organlratlon of W'ashl'iston school teachers to be af filiated wl'h the eltj's laboi unions''" That Is one of the nidations being ask ed Washington teachers through blanks being distributed among all the teach- ers In the svstem bv a committee which will form an organlratlon of the clti's' teachers On this comm'ttee ore representatives of eierv branch of the school svstem, high, normal, grade, vocational and kindergarten schools The moiement ! the first effort to form a clty-wldt nraanlzition which shall embrace everv teachei In the cllv. Blanks Returned. Alreadv members of the committee haie recelied returned olanks filled out bv those who believe In a labor union for teachers. Other plans suggested In-' elude social and professional clubs and an association for protection In regard to salaries, sick benefits, and teachers Pensions Heading the committee which Is gath ering the data nrellmlnaii tn nrirnni. tlon Is .Miss Helen Onrdon. of the James Ormond Wilson Normal School Other prominent teachers on the com mittee gathering the Information Indiide Allft Iytf fills Lrtiaii !". .... j iv . -t-i, -"- ti.-iu. .man wchh tUrk. Uompttf Sclfncr; Ml a M. nill. drnt M !... ititi .." Alias Urate M. Jnhnsoti Hunlnraa. Mian Merrill. Wtafrtt t.- a.... . Tompsoiii Miss Pauline Mueden. Madl- i.' .ti .i "SiKI I""1' " Neale. draw u u 'V rJ,,"ll5- , .manual training. Miss Ilernlce Randall, music. Miss M 'T"1. Ketchnm. Miss Klsle Saunders Phislcal training. Miss Man P Shin man. Mclilnlei . Miss Clara Stutr. Mon roe, Miss Laura O Wessells Van Ness. Ms. Itoberta H Wilson domestic art. Miss Hertha A Voder. Kdmonds Body Could Do Much. Manv nrolects for the advancement of the welfare of teachers It Is explained.' could be furthered In sui h an orcnnl Jatlon. Mich projects Include stand ardlxatlon of salaries, chances In meth ods of promotion, pensions for Hgcd teachers, and slmllat measures ' In the questionnaire being persnnall i distributed by committee members tho teachers are asked whether thev prefer a clubhouse or the use of some plant like that at the James Ormond llson Normal hchool, which contains a llbrari. auditorium, stage, svinnaslum kitchen and other equipment that could be nsd b a club Questions also are asked about dues and w bethel private srhool teachers arc to be Included In the or-, ganiiation St. Elizabeth's Inmate Sues to Win Freedom 1 i Keclarlng he was fnrclbl) removed ' from the National Soldiers' Home at ' I ravenworth ,to the Government llos- j pllsl fv- the Insane here, where he has been detained for neaili live jears i against his will, Ilenrv N Young todaj seemed a wilt of habens corpus re quiring Supt William A White to how cause whv ho should not be releiscd I The writ Is returnable before Justice I vjouid in i ircuit uourt Mi J December 10 at 1.13 p. m prle, was Irrtl That is uiiai ou niurt consli'ei. "I hold nn Lrli f fd ''iptaln llov-ld or the Geimun gommment. I .it Bn Kd has not been hov.n to be a cun splrator In this case Judge Howe olll.o Pnvil lie v 111 In. struct th jury that the ficl the cer (.oes nf the supplv -ihlps were lnifnded mi amps hi aea siiouid have been In I eluded In Hie manlfeits In his addicts tn th lun todav. llip I was to lav much sties on the "hnr ec( of llr Kar. Hueiir -lie n-ln"!' I defendant, who became managing ill lector of the llTTibui j. inei i.ir, l.'no aft, i a long service In Herman dlplo l nntl and financial circle rueni Is seventv-tvvo lenrs old lie Has held Impmlint poiltlotn lnre a voting nnn Tint ),, was msvor. then ! !'," T" , " ''', '"V" town In SehlevvlB- HOIiteln After A toil" nn,,ipntlnfil,l,i ill tie 'oielbti offlic, he was sent ti America In the ioniilar ervlce. He !" i ,con""1 "t 'hlcaco riming the Yt ui Id a I ilr and liter consul nenrril In New irk In the VenoucHn dis pute during Cleveland'., administra tion he was chUf munsel foi Germiinv In The Hague neKotlatioii Koi tile yenit ,o ,(,,i practical cintrol of the llnnncf., of Turkci. Iiovlt.g gone tin rn as German lepresentatlio for the onv mtlie of ureal povveis w'io ichah II t-sted Tur'.lsh finance I ilei ho was -mnn mlnlst. r to Mexico Buenz resigned from the diplomatic SPtilre In 111J to accept the position of managing dliectnr of the Hamburg American line. Throughout the trlsl he liaa rontended that he had no knowl edge of the minor details of clearing and manifesting ships, on which the Government based lit case. WANT A UNION 3 Leader in Movement Educators' Club CAUCUS FIG HI ON PRESIDENCY BITTER Votes of Five Absentees May Settle the Clarke-Pomerene Struggle. The Senate Democratic caucus recon vened ihls afternoon with the tight over cloture and the wir oier th re election of Senator Cirke of Arkansas for I'resld-nt I'ro Tempore on In fu'l blast The plan Is to consider rloturo this sftirnoou and tn to ittle what Is to ''e done about the p..oixed gar rule which Senator riwen and the "pedal commit e, nn clntuie hue fi in ed Meantime, the supporters of Senator t linke and the supporters of senator I'omerene of Ohio f,ir frisldent pro leinpou are each asserting the will win The struggle over the onice ot !' slilr nt pro lciiiinic Is both close and lilttci 1'iie Senators Absent. Ilie sltuatliin hangs on two or three votes I'lie Senators aro aDsrnt .Marline I.ea Lewis, Culberson, and llroussai d Wires have boon sent asK Ing them to be here, but they have not ttui fai appealed The strife over President pro tempore nnd oiei cloture has become so Intense that manv fear It may endanger the national defense ningram and other Im portant legislation Not onlj Is there much of personal feeling mixed uri in the Clarke. I'omerene contention, but sectionalism has en tered Some of the Northern Demo naili Senator saj the South Is "hog fclng" the oftkes Peril To Session Program. Not alone Is Hit- situation Impoitant brcausu of Its bearing on the Internal Bffiilra of the Senate hut because of other large lessons If the Senate lirmocrats continuo to be badly split. It wfll Incieasc the difficulties of the Administration In getting Its legislative piofciatu through The Insuigciuy in the S-nate Is sure tn lie retlecttd In the lloue, where the margin of Democratic control Is so mrrow as to make the leaders fearful of what ma come of Administration bills The political con sciiuemes extending Into the next cam paign are like ly, too. to be Important It Is becoming moie and more a case of everv limn for himself." said a prominent member of Congress, speak ing of the Uemociitlc situation todaj. policeTearchTor c, 'eanh I being made In Washington nnd nearbv Virginia cities for William C Soules s dm eminent Printing Of the emplnve who disappeared frcm his home In Hvattivllle Noi ember :"0 Soules I a hrmbei of the chief of the niitlsvlle fire department and the lat ter todnv ieiiitsted the local pnllco tn co-operate In the search he haling con ducted n two weeks' pilvate search without success The missing man's wife is piostrated over his unexplnlnid absence Helatlves received two clues as to his whueaboUts but both proved worth less The first was a telephone mes sage said to hale been tent bv Soules saving he was III In n Virginia town near Washington, but no town was mentioned Vcsterdiv the dlstt acted wife received letter put porting to be from a iiuisi In nn li-xnndrla hospital, salng the missing man was theie. "but not In a erlous condition because he Is oulv suffering fiom Internal Injuries tecelvid In an anil lent ' Chief u0uler went to the hospital but learned hln hiother was not tluro and hud not been a patient thert. SW i ffe sbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbM rBBBBBBBBsHl 'sssssssssssssssH ffHRJaBBBBBBBBBBBBSSSB i Ml ' ! W. , iJl " 1 , .. W 1 i. - miss Elsie him. FORD PARTY REFUSED WAR ZONE PASSPORTS; DELAY IS PREDICTED IS THIS STATUTE A BAR TO FORD'S PEACE TRIP? Opponents of Henry Ford's peace party say the trip will be in violation of the Revised Statutes of the United States. Here is the section they quote to sustain their contention: "Section 533.'. Every citizen of .the United States, who, without the permission or authority of the Government commences or carries on any icrbal or written corre spondence or Intercourse with any foreign government with an intent lo influence the measures or conduct of any foreign goi eminent in relation to any disputes or controver sies with the United Stales, or to defeat the measures of the (oi eminent of the United States, and every citizen of United States not d illy authorized, who counsels, adiises, or assists in any Mich correspondence, with si'ch in lent, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000, and b imprisonment (luring a term of not less than six months, nor more than three )cars; '. ITALY PLEDGES MD 10 Expedition Expected to Land on Albanian Coast No Sepa rate Peace. OVERTURES FROM VIENNA SALONIKI, Dec, 2. Mon astir was still holding out yes terday morning, according to a telegram received from General Vassisch, commander of the southern Serb army. IlOMi:. Dec I -Italian help for Ser bia Is assured. Italian troops wilt be dispatched to the Balkans, said Foreign Minister Sonnlno In a definite and of ficial statement In opening parliament yesterday "Italy Is not Insensible to Serbia's distress " he ssld She Is preparing to aid that heroic counto " It I understood that an expedition Is nearli rradv to sail and that the , landing will be on the Albanian coast. No Separate Peace. Though the Italian government an nounced earlj In the war that she would not make a separite peace, the treat) with the other allies to this effect was not signed until Tueda The fact that this had been done was announced official!) In connection with , llaron Sonnlno s statement In parlia ment. Baron Sonnlno's additional announce ment that Ital) will make no separate peace with Austria Is deemed quite as significant ns his utterance concerning the prospective Balkan expedition Financial Straits. It Is not believed Sonnlno would have considered It nccessiry to reiterate this pledge If he had not had good reason to believe that Austrli 1 about to make overtures . , Many belli vc peace hints have been received from Vienna ahead) 1'nmlstskable evidence of the dual monarchv's desperate financial straits Is seen In the Austrian Emperor's selec tions to fill the vacant ministries of finance, commerce and the Interior In fcls cabinet The three appointees are all bankeis and experts at domestic and International finance None has ever held political office before Allied War Council to Decide Balkan Plans At Conference Today LONDON' Dec I rtulgar delav In seizing Mnnastlr la regarded here as strengthening the probability that an understanding exists between Greece and Bulgaria If lhl Is the rae. It Is admitted an amicable agreement be tween the allies nnd Greece will be difficult. If not impossible All accounts are that there are no military obstacles In the wav of Mon astic's occupation b) the Ihilgnr forces, TMev need It to i omplete their ronquett of Macedonia. Diplomats snld today the Iniaders" Inactlvlt) can onlv be ex plained on the pround that thev do not wish to alarm Greece h) approaching so close to her 'rontler Decision on a definite program Is ex pected at the cabinet war council tndas Presumahlv It will be submitted to the rreiich iind pern ipi nlso to the Italian and Iliisslnn gnvi-iments nnd. If ap proved whatever steps are neressar) will be taken Jolntlv to Insure the allies against Greek Interference with their Balkan operation Lord Kitchener I reported on good Riithorltv to have decided against aban doning the Dard m"'lea campaign. Ohio's Corn Expedition Invades Philadelphia PHII.ADi;i.I'lllA. Dec 2-The Iluck ee corn special tour, Ohio's annual expedition of l.VX) piemler hov corn growers Invaded Philadelphia todav With Governoi Willis, nf Ohio, the bo)a will ho the eltv's guests until 11 o'clock tonight when the) will leave for New ork, SERBIAN CAUSE FORD TO FINANCE PEACE TRIBUNAL Promises International Court At The Hague to Aid Peace Movement. BUSY WITH SHIP PLANS NKW OHK. Dec. J -Out of the mad bustle preceding the start of Henry Ford's i. rare ship, came the admission today from Ford's secretar) and spokes man that perhaps, after all, he will not Le able "to br ng the boys nut ot the trench'a on Christmas Da)." 'That was a beautiful slogan," said Secretary I.ouis 1. Lochner, Ford a chief lieutenant. ' We will not say that It la Impossible because the whole peace expedition Is really an attempt against the Impoas ble. But Mr. Ford meant ll moie as a slogan of Inspira tion ' Delirious Aetlvitr. With the sailing time of the peace ahop Oicar 11. only fort) -eight hours awa). loro J headquarters at the Hotel Hill- inure is ueurious wim activity. wholo forco of clerks, secretaries and sten ographers worked until 2 a. m and was back on the Job at 6 a. m winding up the task of reserving accommodations, onswirlng slacks ot telegrams and let ters and greeting arriving delegates tiom uul ot town 1 oid himself hurried Into town with his on and a delegation of Detroit i--iicu nutuc-uicn wno are 10 accompan) him. He Hung hasty luisuers at a ,""1' ,,i iii-Moiiuiir nn n 'Have ou read Judge Alton Parker's attack on you us a strutting clown?" usked on n porter. ran.er7-ili. Hie man that tried to run foi President?' replied Tord. "No." For International Court. "Will the State Department's an i.uuncement that it will nut Issue pa' poits to belligerent countries Interfere with )our piiins' ' ' Don t intend t,. visit belligerent counlilcs." '"Iheii In w do von expect to get tie bo)s out of tho ticnciii "Well have an Inti'ii'atl mat coui t sitting at The lingue, to which nry of the belligerents can turn when the) want peace. That coi.rt. will lie made up of delegates, sa) flic from each countr), chesen bv the peace advocates who meet at our conleiencc "Who will flminco the International couit "I will I'll baek It to the llrrlt " "Will WIIMam J. Bivan an as one of the members of the court? ' "I hope not.'" Inteiiosed Theodore P Delntgne. of Detioll. described ns Tord s "peace cimmltsioner " Ford was nsled If ne approved D" lavlgne's statement "The dclcEatcs will choose their own members of the court.' ho sulci, ev idlnr a direct upli Providence Journal Declares Plot Suspect Tried to En snare Mme. Bakhmeteff. PrtOVIPHVCn Oec -1he Provl denee Journal declared todav that Its representatives had laid befoie the De pirrment qf Justice In Washington eil denee that C, C. Crowley, arrested foi complicity In explosions on the Pacific coast, planned to get bombs on muni tion ships bv using the Ilusslan ambas sador's wife as a dupe A letter from Crowley to Mine flakh meteff, wife of the Ilusslan ambassador at Washington, asked for credentials for shipment of diled fruits to the Rus sian lted Cioss lia Tarotm and Vladl lostok The Journal also asserts that I' Hopp Oetman consul general at flan Pian clsco has recelied HOIOrt within the last two mnntha, for use In German propaganda On th ooast. AUTOMAGNATESAYS HEONLYWANTSTO VISIT NEUTRALS Only Twenty-Five of Two Hun dred Have Received Cre dentials From U. S. So Far. PRINCIPAL HASN'T APPLIED Grave Doubt Expressed That Peace Jitney Will Sail Sat urday, As Scheduled. The State Department today of ficially announced it had refused to grant passports permitting jnem hers of Henry Ford's peace ex pedition to visit belligerent coun tries. At the same time, Mr. Ford de clared upon his arrival in New York that he did not intend to visit any of the warring nations. It was also officially announced at the State Department today that applications for passports had been eceived from only forty of tho 200 expected to take passage on the Oscar II, and that only twenty-five passports had been issued. Henry Ford, himself, has not made application for a pass port. Grave doubt was expressed by officials that the Ford peace ship will be able to sail Saturday after noon at 2 o'clock, as scheduled, unless some of those taking pass age assume the personal risk of going without American passports. WOULDN'T STOP THEM. Mate Department officials said thla Government will take no steps to keep members of the peace part) from taking passage without passports, but they doubted whether the owners of the ship would take them, or that they would be permitted to land even In a neutral countiy without passpotts "Hut if passeugeis without passport assume this person risk, and aro per mitted to sail on tch peace ihlp and land In a neutral country and then get Into difficulties after they land," It was stated b) a high State Department au thority the Lnited Mtates Government will ask that they be put on the first reluming ship and sent home 1'nless the) have passports the l'nlted State will not defend their right to pcmaln longer In that neutral country " Saving Them From Danger. The State Department, 11 wo an nounced toda), has rejected a request that a passport official be sent to New York and stationed In the Hotel Hllt more to grant passports to late appli cants Passports can only be Issued in Washington, and then only when th Government is certain the applicant Is not a spy. The department passed on the ques tion of conrtnlng passports to neutiai countries when a letter was received leituesting tnat passports be Issued to nil the peace party tor tr.inini uuon through Germany from Denmark to Holland In den)lng this leuuest the department toolc tho position that it was saving the applicants thcmseive. fiom danger bv di living Hum the pitv liege ot nntt-nng the war .tone r.n a mission cnnsldeied l, the hciimciefils to be of hostile natuie The State Department decided that If the l'ord part) should go to n hrl llgerent countr) for the announced pur pose of calling a strike of the men In the trenches It would be a hostile movs Anv attempt to call men from lbs tienchea would be i onsldered an effort to Induce soldiers to violate the laws of their counui So long as the rord parti remains on neutiai soil while conducting Us peace efforts the department legal ex peits hme decided the L'nlted State cannot offlciallv Intel fere unless objec tion Is in id" bv tin! neutiai govern ments themselvis No Protests Yet. Thus fai no objections lo the ford mission have been received from Nor way. Sweden. Denmark and Holland, tho neutiai countries to which pcaca passports have eben cranted State Department officials said todsv the Government will take no sleps lo kiep I'oul fiom pending wlieless mes snge at sen calling on belllgeients lo leave the trenches If vve thought such wireless nie. sans c mild be effective we mlcht act ' one nflici.il snld 'but all will be ii celved at the Klffel 'lower In Pails and prnmptlv canned "Ilenrv Foul might as well stand mi the Jtrsrv shore and shout his peso messages to Kurope for all tha good 11 will do hlra."