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THK WASHINGTON TIMES. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 2, 1015.
BRITAIN ASKED TO STATE SHIP POLICY Questioned by United States on Reported Plan to Use Seized Vessels. rnnntf representation have been mad by tho Btate Department lo the Brltlah foreign o" concernlnir re ports that scwli of the American Trans-Atlantic Company, now awaltlnr prize court action, are to he requisi tioned by tho llrltlsh government. Owners of the csscls have advised the department that officer of the 1 locking and the Uencsee. two nttta els of the line seized by tho tirlt Ish, hc Informed them that the ihlpa re to bo preed Into service Urlt Ish merchant esscls. State Department offlcluls are Inclined to doubt that 'JrJit Ilrltnln should taKo such radical action, and the reprcscnta ttoim jvit mode .ire for the purpose of obtaining an ofllclal expression from the llrltlsh gncrnm"iil n to Its Intentions. In the eecnt that the Hrltlsh rovern ment admits she purposes to selzo the ships now awaiting prize, court action the Btate Department will malte a sharp protest as law- otllcers of tho Govern ment hae been unuble to find nnv precedent or theorv of law that would titotlft uilr h fll tl Ml. The' actions of the Ilrltlsh goiernment with reference 10 me snips oi ine ,nicr lean TMtis-Atlanll hac nilsed u seri ous Issue which the Uovernment has de Iseed In pressing to decision. The en tire fleet of steamers was purchased utter th war stnrtcd by Hlchard J. Wafner and others Bnd the tesscN were placed under American toglatry. .. The liiltlsh (cnerniii"iil Immediately placed all the vessels on the blacklist. Insisting that Wagner was backed by Merman capital and that In reality the vessels were German owned. Three of the vessels, the Jlocklnir. Genesee, and Kankakee have been seized by the Hrlt lsh and held for prize court nctlon The only action thus ini taken by the State Department In connect with the seizures has been lo usk the Hrltlsli Kveroment the reasons foi Its action, reply the Btate Department was ud vlsed that these reasons would be made clear In prlie court proceedings, n is believed the government will Insist that the British government complete Its priaa court proceedings lefore tnklng the revolutionary course of lmpre&slnr these vessels Into service. Changes Are Announced In Commerce Department Changes In the personnel of the De partment of Commerce force were an nounced todnv as follows1 W. Wallace UcycJ. probatlonallv appointed assist ant Inspector of weights nnd measures In Bureau of Standards1 temporary ap pointment of William Zupnlk us clone In tho same bureau ha been termi nated; Chester II. fiber, aid. and CJeorue C. Jones, have been promoted In thp Coast and Geodetic Survp.': Charles 1 Smith, transfencd from clnrkshlp In Poetofflrc Department to Uurenu of nus: Miss .Maude l It.nlc, tem porarily appointed clerk 'n Ituieou of Foreign i.nd Domestic roininorfc. Thoma A. MeNainara. tr.ansfeiiod from Interior Department to m, ssen er in office of the hecretaiy of De partment of Commerce Goethals Doesn't Know When Slides Will Stop NVASIGN OF MONTENEGRO By AUSTRIANS Clean Sweep Along Sixty-Mile Front Upon Cettinje From Northeast Planned. DRIVE FROM WEST FRONT Overwhelming Forces Are Con centrated in Novibazar. ' Desperate Drina Battle. A.MHTKrtDAM. Dec. 2 Furious mountain fighting Ii In progress on the noi thetistern Montegrln frontier, be tween Montenegrins, helped by a few fugitive Serb, and Aintilans. Farther to tho northwoetwniil the struggle spreads Into Austrian territory, he tween the Montenegrin border and the upper Drlna. From the beginning or the war he Montenegrins lno had the better of thn fighting with the Austrlans. 'I hey have been across the frontier In man places. Tho nnnnyance to Austria has been serious, and tho Vienna govern ment Is said to be determined to end It. Drive On Capital. Iho overwhelming fotces are re ported to have been concentrated In the Hsnjnk of Novibazar for the cam paign end todavs ftdv Ices say the plan Is to mal.e a clean sweep alonir a sixty-mile fiont. completely across the countty. It connection with thl campaign frcm the noithinstwnrd. another Aus nihil fone h.is opened n itronrf of fensive on the western frontier In tho vlelnltv of Treblnje. The drive from the west Is to, be southeastward, In the direction of Cettinje. the capi tal. There, It appear!, the two Aus Ulan fgiees plan to meet Italy May Help. While the Austrlans' great supeilority In numbers and equipment seems to leave little doubt that Montenegro will be ciushcd. unless help reaches her speedilv. the Invasion unquestionably will be attended bv tremendous diffi culties, owing to the mountainous character of the country and to the deen snow and bitter weather. King Nicholas, whoso daughter Is Queen of Italv. Is bclleMd to be hoping foi Italian assistance. Another Munition Plant Is Destroyed By Blaze MADISON, Wis., Dec. 2. Fire early today totally destroyed the French Battery and Car bon Company plant. The damage will exceed $100,000. The company manufactured batteries, a good portion of which went into automobiles that arc being shipped to the allies. While company officials would make no direct charge, the police admitted they are in vestigating a report that per sons opposed to the allied cause may have started the fire. One official said today crossed electric wires might have been the cause. Berlin Admits Food Demonstrations During Opening of Reichstag Governor Goethals of the Canal Zone. In a letter to Secretary Ganison. made public today, declined to prophesy when anal slides would cease Although ho . .. i i. .. ........t .. i ..i,i a" 'T'TVV ,',"rr 'Vr; n;!"ec.r,e,l In the crowd, which galhered stances natural emilllbrlum In thn about the rclchitag building at the open, strata in the hills along the canal must In- of the session. Iinni.IN fvla Payvllle veirelesa). Dec 1 Demonstrations In favor of a speedv settlement of food price and distribu tion problems ore admitted to have be reached before slides will stop. All calculations have uioed wrong. Goo Ihils said, strata which was iegardi.1 ns Hun liav iim moved the fitat to slide Jane Addams Better. CHICAGO, Dec. 2 lane Addams passed a good night and Is resting easily, the l'resMtcrlan Hospital an nounced today. THE WEATHER REPORT. The fnrat for the District of Columbia-fnlr tonight iinil Frldav; not much elnnge In temperature, lowest lemprt attire tonUht about .10 degrees; light winterly winds. Mnrvlaiid- 1'air tonight nnd Friday; not much change In temperature; llElit wemerlj winds Vltglnli I'nli tonight and Trldav; temperature near freezing tonight: light westerly winds r 8 s. in 3 .1, 111 10 a. m 11 n m 1J non 1 p m Ti:MiT.nATrnna Hl'UEAl'. AFFLECK'S. . . Tl So. m K . . .. 'It i ii. m .18 "l 10 a. m 40 17 ' 11 a m 4G . -n 12 noon ',1 . 1 p. m 57 TIDi: TAllI.n High tide at TIN u in. and 4 W) p. m. Low- tide at 9 IS . m lend 10.45 p m. Sl'N tahi.i: Sun rose at... lit Bun sets at. ...4.41 Light automobile lumps at 5 37 p. m. An Improved Quinine, Does Not CatiKC NcrvouHiiens Nor Ring injj in the Head. The happv combination of laxtttves in I.AXATIVi: 11HO.MO Qt'ININlJ makes the qiiinino in this form have a far iiriiqr I'liixi wine in ordinary wuiwne, ond It can be tak"ti bv nnyono without affecting tho head. Remember to call for the full name, t.oolt for signature if E W. tsnOVG ZZc. ' Germany's enemies, no doubt." said an Inspired statement, "will again smcad ull over the world lidlculoits reports about tioubles. Merlin street riots, nnd other Insinuations which lu no wav eoi respond with the truth." IteiiortH of this kind nrobahlv will ftguie within n few daH In an address Imperial Chancellor von lletnmnnn- liollweg expects to make In the relch- stug In response to questions sched uled fiom the Socialists concerning peace prospects. "in e.ermanv." said the statement, nobodv understands whv the allies. after theli mllltory failure and diplo matic defeats In tho Balkans, hava not jet begun peaco negotiations. "The chancellor probably will show that the rulers of tho countries at war with Germany still blindly believe stories of GermanyB starvation, eco nomic prostration, and similar Illusions. As n result of this they Interpret Ger many'n peace conditions, which are die tated by her successes on the whole, line, as unreasonable, and as signs of weakness and weariness of tho war." Menace Belgian Banks With Confiscation AMSTERDAM. Dec. z-When the rear covered by the original war lew on rtelglum expired last month It was reported that the German administra tion would continue to collect at the rate of 40,ono.00i) francs monthlv. Accord ing to prominent Uelglans who lecently left their country, the German authori ties announce that thev will require the sum of JIIO.OOO.OTii) collectible as previ ously In monthlv sums of 4n.oon.noo francs each, but that security for tho sum total was to ba provided Immedi ately. 1'nless such secuiltles wero vol- unciiriiy proauceu, inn Heigian travelers reported, nrlvato banking and safe de posit accounts were to be celled bv the German administration as collate) al for the low. Italian Night Attack On San Michele Fails VIENNA. Dec. 2. The followlnr re port of the operations on the Italian frontier was Issued bv the Austrian war ornce: "On the Isnnzo fiont the situation generally was calmer. Ilepeated attacks on the brldgeheud of Tolmlnn lollaused befoio our hie." Last night a strong artlllerv flro was orened against the northern slope of Monte San Michele At the same time the Italians attacked tln summit of this mountain, hut were lepulsed. Attempts bv the enemv to attack In the sector of dan Marttno also failed TREASURY ACCUSED BACKWARD STEP OF IN ARCHITECTURElBIGGEST SUFFRAGE Interior Department Plans Cited in Report to Institute of Architects. CAPITAL FOREST IS URGED Effect of Politics on Public Buildings Deplored Officers To Be Named Tomorrow. ran, of 8t l.ouls, for prasldfiit. Hurl I,. 1'ennei, for secrutars I. IJ. Wald, of New York, for treasurer, and K. II. Ilrown, .Minneapolis, . II. I'nvlllc, Han Francisco; A. I- Ilrocl.uay, Hyra Ciiso, if! J. I.uhschuz. Kansas Cltv, nnd 11. V. Kellers, I'hlladclplilu, for directors. Announcement of Reception to . Envoys From Pacific Coast At Belasco Theater. Arrange Through Train Service To Near-East I HANICKOJVr. Dec I v. eonfeience of railroad officials will be held today at Temesvur. In Hungary, preparatoi v to the establishment of direct express treln service between I!rlin and Con stnntinop'e, sals a Constantinople ills pitch to tho Frankfurter Zeltung Artillery Duels Occur Along Western Front I'AKIS. Dec, 2. Artillery duels have occurred In the vicinity of llrettlneourt. In tho Artols legion, Trlssefay. In the 1 1 Nomine district, and Tahure, In Cham pagne, lousy a oinciai cnminuniiue le- portcit. Breach Made in German Dedoubt By Big Guns LONDON. Dec. S. French and Brit ish artillery, acting in co-operation has done Important danitgn to Oeimln works In Helglum. having effected a breach of nearly 100 feet In a redoubt near Iloeslnghe. Hplrlted cannonading has also occurred In Artols. Tolntlng to the plana for the new In terior Department as an example of a backward atep In public buildings, the committee on Government architecture today, before the American Institute of Architects, accused tho Treasury De partment of making a "distinct step In tetrogresslon from the policies of gov ernment architecture aa originally con ceived by Washington and Jefferson." If many of thn public buildings of this country were destroyed, as were those In Old World cities during the present war, the committee asserts, fu ture vltlxens would not bewail tho fact but would hold such destruction "as a dlstlnit gain to dvllliatlou." Politic and Building. The committee reported thai repeated efforts to co-operate with Treasury De partment officials had met with little success, l'ubllc building tndu), the committee statid, Is In the tlcld of poll tics, and lump sum apruprlations, to be made by Congress each year to cover all public buildings. Is urged as h way to tako tho woik of Government build ing construction out of politico. Aichltecture of tho National Capital plavcd a prominent pari in several com mittee reuoits before this morning s session of the Institute, held lu tne Coicoiau Gallery of Art In the npoit of the committee on preservation of natural beauties, a Na tional Capital forest, to be located in the District of Columbia, Is urged, and work already done to get Congrss to appioilate for such " project Is detailed. The plea of the coinnlttee on Oov erpiueiit aichllictun thai the Govern ment take ,id illMce of opportunities which shall stand, is tl.net of the "Id World, as arthtlc eNxmple of architec ture, was win nl ippl.umed bv tl elc ! irates. , The leport was cuc. b) Nalhan C. Weeth of Wi.shmsnn l.e-eituu Htwtrtoiit, n' Niw oil., aud ' hi 1. 1 A Coolldge, of Il.iston Campaign of Criticism. In accepting this report the Institute Indorsed the tecomniendatlon that ' a rampilgn of Intelligent criticism he launch, d to create a sentiment for more artistic Government buildings Woik of standardizing postolTIco buildings and the cost of sites In rela tion to buildings also was dlfcussed in the report Kducatlon of public school children to hettei taste In the matter of puNia buildings was urged hj the tommitte-e on public Information Mchlte.ts were urged to give gie.iter nttnitloii to the stud ol lire proof hulldlngs by the committee on llie pre vention. The work of the restoration of the IsmoUH old Octagon House, at r.lgnt-fi-nth street ond New Voik avenue, where thu Institute has Its headquar ters, was describe.! bv the building commltteo Attention wo dire, ted to n monograph on the Octagon House prepared by Glenn Drown, of Wash ington. The election of officers will take place tomorrow The names placed In nomination Included Thomas It Kimball, of Omaha, and John I. Man. The biggest suffrnre sign, evr seen In Washington was completed todav It 's seveplv-flve feet long, twe've feet wide, nnd contains inn o'inro feet , of canvas. The sign Is the prnpertv of the CrpgresslonsI T'nton for Woman .Suf frage, nnd Is b-lng used by Ihem to ndverfl'e the nifl's meeting at the I. 1aeo Theater the rfternenn of Decem ber 12. n welcome the two suffrage en vovs who nie brlnelrttf petitions from the women of the West. It took twelve men to enrrv It from the -Ignmsker's shop to the I'elasco Theiter this mornn Ing. where It was nmnsed on the south M.lo of the nillldlnr The sign Is done In I in pie, while, and gold, the official colors of the Congressional Vnlon. and beirr the following Inseilptloir "To welcome the envovs of vornen vole-s Mn srih Itird Field and Miss Fr.ipees Jolllfe Fnvov atTlvo In Washington December 1 "I noon Ho .elved at Capitol by Congressmen and Senators 13.V1 ieceT. b- TresMent I o'e'ock Similar. December 1. "! p. in . miss meeting Itelaseo Tlienter Hpeakrs. Mrs. Sar-i Hard Fle'd. Miss Frances Jolllfe, Senator Sutherland, Congressman Mundell, and Mrs O. II T llelmont" Word was received at hesdquaiters to day that the envoes had nrrlve.I In Philadelphia, where the Phllji'olphla brunch of the nr?trlratlun Is entertain- In- them till- afternoon et a leception nrd ten They x;pcct to leave Fhlla .drlpnla for Wilmington tomorrow mm ' Irr tJreat cire Is beine- taken bv tho 'vonien to time their trip so that they I will nrrlve In the suburbs of Washing I tor at exactlv noon December C Don't Suffer From Pain Band For Ttt Trial Trtatmtnt. No matter how long or how bad goto your druggist toduy and get a ri cent box of Pyramid Pile Treatment. It , VpJ .4taBBP TKa Prramld Satil From a Siagle TrUL will give relief, and n single box often I cures. A trial package mailed free In plain . w rapper If you send us coupon below. FREE SAMPLE COUPON PYKAMin DIIIIO COMPANY, USS Pyramid llldg.. Manhall. Mlcb. Kindly send mo si Free anucl of PrrsmM PIU Trsatms at, lo plain w rapper. Name Street Cltv State fa.'.',' i i i r For the Xmas Fruit Cake Era in Now is the lime to make it It improve with age. Flavor It with To-Kalon Brandy 75 Cents Quart 40 Cent Pint TO-KALON CO., Inc. 1405 F St. Phone Main 998 JOIN TODAY The Juelg Xmas Player-Piano Club Is Now in Progress Make your selection from five tiiffeient high jjrade makes of Player-Pianos, We will include Free Music, Scarf and Bench and you save $50.00. $5.00 to Join Your selection will be reserved for Xmas de livery. Investigate f advantages of this Xniaa Cloli before you bu. We alinll remain open until II p. m ever rvrn liitt. Tlie first Ave muhle ealilnrts have lie-en iffreii aeva hut as nn a. tiled Inducement to jon to call urlv yr Mill alve a cabinet free tn the neat five applicants jolnlnic this club. Juelg Piano Co 13th and G Sts. N.W. Jjjjaajg 0 Jr-i The Others May Raise Prices But Not So the A & P-We've Reduced Them PEANUT BUTTER B lie PURE JELLY Tumbler 7c SUNNYSIDE PRUNES 10c CAN PEAS 1QNA BRAND Worth 10c A Can A CAN 7c FIG BARS, 3 LBS 25c A & P SLICED BEEF, 2 JARS 25c GRANDMOTHER'S OATS 7c PKG. LAUNDRY STARCH 7c LBS. SULTANA PEACHES-14c HUYLER'S ALMOND BARS, 3 FOR 10c Big Main Store, 607 7th St. N. W. r HIT 14lh nw. i rafnillMnlMt Center Market v 1US Mth nw vjmWfRfaffi1WiTl7fev Hastem mkt see. k If llltOa av n w ViUMyllSBa(Bs9?? Mh'4 1' "l11 n w W 'jlu'Mn. 5SaillliL lfr.""!.Uim raf"r"'.W' J) M "Whin Uvt DtlUrt CMat MtH" gf J BehrendS 720-722-724 Stvtnth Strut N.W. SIO Women's Stylish Black Fur Cloth Coats t licaullful quallt)- Msck fur clnth coats for woman and misses, modeled in tho new flared skirt style; nieeiy nncn inroimtiniit am prettily trimmed with plush licit, collars, and cuffs. i:xtr warm and welcrlitjr for cold winter esr anil exceeellnaly st)llsh. All slics. $r.8R dm 2ni floor. .1 ., r ul u $5.00 Velvet Corduroy $1.89 I'xtra qiulltv, fine ilose. ribbed corduroy, if snlenrtltl velvet back 'lusllty. Nohhllv marto with 3 !ar)fe smnlie m irl liuttoneel fronts anil cieen slln-In-to-hlp pockets Itleh shiilcs of brown, irrcen. a nrt Idle Jnet floor. 69c All-wool Drew Good 47c 8 t rlc tly all-wool serces. crepes, wool p i p 1 1 n s, plaids, stripes and cheeks, also W-ln. wide homespun suitings. All rich shades, ulsn all-wunl tiAtlste. A i;iid line of eicnlng ehades. 10c Yard-wide Percales' 6tte Tilll janl lde, fast color. Unlit Kround rereales. Ulg ns rortment of prettv pattern". Suitable (or liunKHlnw nprons, shlrtlnK pit terns, c h 1 1 d r e n's dresses. bojR1 waist etc. mm l$yj $5.85 300 Women's Finest House Dresseswor,h ,b $250 ", aC49E9ttm . fC!7lpPan fff iaJtabaB fB XasV9lVB IS::IK&B f,siran mm Vf v llrammrra' sasaplea. small lot of .llsrnnllMeri t.un.hers and honae aaraples, north tu 3JMI Made of finest corded madras, 1ress clnthnms snd clieilot In Plain sludes of blue. Ian, pink, etc.. nnd rich stilpes, checks and plaid patterns In all colors nnd slses. Some hme line Swiss em broidery tilmmlnRs uome aro self strapped and clear pearl button trimmed and others hae hsnd Inss of wash silk braid Sixes 31 I" Sret floor $1.60 Miroirizid Silk Petticoats With Adjuitablt Waist Bands 95c Mail nf finpel nuullr. a.ifl tr.w.r- Ixed silk skirting In rich shades of are en. blue. gra, purple and bHck Wide full cut flared garments with deep rufllei of fine tuekj ami eordlncs Made with elastic, closr fitting waist band", doing away with the old fashioned bulging gathered jokes I 3rd 1'loor 1 1 1 1 I i I'll i 1 1 aRta The Bitt Doll Values in Washington re Here! 92.ou ana $.so Big Dolls. iolnteil blsoue or kid Imclv dolls f a n blonde or brunette n it en il Imlrtl 111 I I u ' Itlggest and handsomest Full 21 Inches high Natural win. sleeping ees, ee 1 ishcs Inc teeth and smiling rountcnince's. iliow-' 76c "Talklno" Teddy Bear, 50c Tull lJ-ineh size Tedde Dear that stands alone mid t.ilks nitfii iiiu.cu, .I'vuiai.J' yilccu Tle llreaaed anil Indressrd l)Qn Dolls .. -liC I'rettll dressed and undressed good sited dolls. French blsnun and un breakable head dolls. Dressed In hoes' and girls' clothing. l Kid Cft llody Hulls OUl, Moxnbln Jointed dolls, velth kid bod es and coik fill ings Ills sizes, lirettv face dolls, with natural parted hair wigs. a 1.7. Dressed QQ. Dull. 70L lljmlsnmcll silk and sntln dressed lulls Ulg size fine lolnled bode. Tret t big, smiling faces 1 i n r h trimmed lints and shoes .ind stock lugs. .'.ret floor. t SI5 Fur Trimmed Suits $8.85 Two entlrelv new sules of handsome all wool storm K'rgo suits In prettv shades of brown, blue, green and 1 Isxk. Onn model has seml-fltted coats with three rows of silk braid at bottom, fur collars and cuffs the other has fur at bottom, fur collirs and cuffs: the. other has fur at bottom of coat, on collars nnd cuffs 1 Inelv silk lined and perfect fitting $25 and $30 Suits $13.77 Our finest suits 111 this lot consist ing of broadcloth, gabardine diet lot and serges. In at least V0 new hand some stles to se lect from, Including the fur trimmed, ilchb and cxtruAa gantlv trim me el stylos, tailor made or extreme noicltv models. Kcl mloi. lliery size, and s t v I e s not shown elsewhere. $10 Serge and Silk DRESSES $4.44 K entlrelv new style dresses In tha popular silk and seigu combinations or all silk or all serge models. Nob by Hinoi ked effee is. cnatee modols. plaid silk ok. stes en trletlv tallor-nirfdn g.irmentK All col ors nnd aires nil floor. $3.00 Women's Sweaters $ 1.98 lied, while blue. and gia all wool I fane i a e s with mil culhis laud hip poekels Snappy Boys' Clothing at Lower Prices I II 4.95 $6.50 Boys' O'Coats, $ .17 sample coais ior nig anu small bos Blles Include the halmacaan the luaektnnw. the dollblo hi ousted or storm effects Materials oie chinchilla, plaid nooning, ens'imcreH ami mannish mix- 93.SO COAT,$l99 All wool heavy weight blue and siuy rhlnchllla coats for boys to 10 5 ears Double or single birnsted stIes with back belts and warml lined. .'. llojs' (P9 ori 2,ic Hojs Suits w-.uti With '1 pair unnf.. Nobbv m'viuie Mills I'l I 'I'll blue mn md ' r o w 11 iitiUi nn tlenn Mrr l 'I le.l nei lei 1 Mil 114 V01 folk ciats l' - 'in. k 11 I e k e r b .1. K r pants :'.rri fl.mr. SI leWsillvjVtMl i:'Hra 14c NllltO llloiihrii IMalu blut nfl l in, in. !iot nr'I r o 1 i 1 mn li Vkh a ii-i wrh t nk., 11 tt- 1 t v I 11 iX tt pk lilnup 1 n.il toni of c loiii ri.u. Ilt'( ' s(