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WEATHER FORECAST: Fair Tonight (Full Report on Page Two.) ' HOME EDITION NUMBED 8737. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 3, 1915. PRICE ONE CENT. TRIAL Fl SAY HUGE STADIUM SOU IL WmFinal pims Made Here n ri r t RUSSFORCE UN ENVOYS PLANNED FORI OF SHIP CASE POTOMACPARK TEACHERUNION i - Embassy Only Objected When Attempt Was Made to In volve Diplomatic Officials. HAS NO COMPLAINT TO MAKE Disappointed at Conviction of Hamburg-American Officers. Hope for Acquittal Later. Herman embassy official.' today ex rreeeed the belief that the verdict scsjnst the officials of the Jfambtirg American line at New York yesterday was rendered with all Intent of fairness. "V,'n have no complaint to make re garding the trial." ono official said, "slncp abandonment of the attempt to Involve Captain Ttov-IId In the trial. The German embassy recognizes the Justice of leaving German civilians In the United States to be dealt with by tho civil authorities. W'c only object when an attempt Is made to Imolve German diplomatic offlcl.il.'. which is entirely contrary to lntcrnalton.il law "Of course wo are disappointed thxt the lino olflclals were not acquitted, but we are hoping for better fortune when the rasn Is appealed." Following the "satisfactory ' outcome of the trial of tho Hamburg-American J.lno oftlclala. IJepartment of Justice of ficials todav turned to the case of the steamship Sacramento, whose owner. and officials will go on trial Decem ber 1" at f-an Francisco. District At torney Preston will conduct the cise. The same charge ol false manifest Is made. The Sacramento; en mutt) to Chile, transferred a inri-o to German warships at pes She w.is Interned an a Oetmari war craft on reaching Chile. Sentencing of Hamburg Line Officials Is Put Off Until Tomorrow JCnWTORJC. Dec. 3. Judge Howe today postponed until tomorrow at 10 a. m. the etitt:iclng of the four Ham burg-Amcrlcan offlclulH convicted liia-night- of conspiracy against United States laws. A motion will be coo tddercd at th samp tlpte for a new It tul. The postponement was at the 1 a iiucst of the defense. Tho Government e greed. Tho defendants, who were all In court, were permitted to remain .11 liberty on the bonds they had fur nished after their Indictment. William Hand, Jr.. counsel for the defense, asked tho postponement In order taht pleas for setting aside the Jury's verdict ami for arrest of Judg ment could be carefully drawn. The pleas, said Rand, will set forh that the verdict was rendered on evi dence that was without weight, aril that errors were committed In Instruc tions and In arguments. "Wo have lost only the first line of trenches," William Travcra drum-, associate counsel for the defensu, said "You don't make war without losln once In a while. This was Just a aklrmlsh. Tho battle Is comlnij later." Federal officials aro more than pleated with the outcome of the first trlnl cen tered on the activities of pro-German sympathizers. While no 'mention of neutrality was t-ivolved In tho Hamburg-American vam. "It was pointed out that tho technical violation of the cus toms lawa gave this Government Its chance- to curb the activities which turned New York Into a German naval b.so, and (rounds may tin found for court action In connection with other movements. Judge Howe, could Impose four ycatH In prison and $, line on ouch of tho Individual defc ndiints, and CT.ixio tine on the Hamburg-American line, under provisions of lite ludli tinuut's two counts. Il Is thought HHcl, hnwcvci, that he will ecntenco on only jne of the count', thus cutting the penally In half Tho fine or prison scntenie, 01 both, aro optional with the court. DRINKING CUP TO GO Commissioners Adopt Regula tion in Interest of Public Health and Sanitation. In the Interest of public health and smn'tatlon, the Commissioners, on re commendation of Health Officer Wood ward, today adopted resolutions which vlll abolish the ue ol the common drinking cii and the common towel In the District nfter IMirunrv 1 T)ie rctfUiniiuns oroviic mat those .l l .1.-11 .... I... ........! srtlelea shall l.ot I or nro v ded for use lo I'--- "li'''l( unless thuroilBliI' !. i d used. It la nr-vM- ' ' son shall perml' "; " s-estnnisnt. lnri ' fee building rl ' slml'nr establish-' lv cleaned, or n spoon tlnrer hull 1 ' t,l"-lar arth le The recillatt"-'- leniiing and ' Inr of nrllelet' In ' ' ' ' food. Ic erenm. o.. -eneiallv lllon tit H t on t)T- l.otet. --.1 c,r- t n il .1). fori. I or the - r,i - e,d. Tiients flavoring extracts .i 1 yi rni'i nte sold 4 1! places Where foi.,1 N toM for 1 r nsitmptlon on tin premise id iio uMnls eeil rM- Oi--"- "it ieinit-ii t l,r.-e e.l.-oiite '.,"1" - f. ....rah I II -in,1f. nt evcecdlnST mi'tlfhable hv fine Colonel Harts Asks Fine Arts Commission to Indorse Elab orate Park Plan. DESIGNS FOR NEW COINS First Step in Improvement of Playground Expected to Be Swimming Pools. The completed plan for the trans forming of East I'otomnr Park into the most clnboratc park ami playgrounds In the I'nlted States was submitted to the Commission of Fine Arts nt a meeting heio today by Col. W. W, Harts, engineer officer In charge of public buildings and ground'. If the Improvement! are approved by the commission, as expected. Colonel Harts will submit to Congress within two sleeks a report giving full details and maps of the proposed Improvement, necompanvlng his report with a re nuest for an appropriation for the be ginning of the work. For Huge Statlium. I he playground Icaturcs of the plan Colonel Herts submitted to the Fine Arts Commission provide for a huge stadium with a permanent seating capacity of 6, mitt and capable cif belnsr expanded to syiOu. at which may be staged the Aimy and Navy football games and other mammoth sporting events, two practice foot nail fields, thirteen hasi hall diamonds, twenty eight tennis courts, four basketball ceiSrts, two cricket ilelds, twelve roo,uB eourte, and two gulf courses, one of eighteen and one of nine holes. Theie Is provision lor two swimming pools, one for white and ono for col ored bathers, and a wading iool lor ntmg children. At the outer end or thn peninsula there Is provision made, for a pavilion and rest room, where band concerts mnv be held Ferry Service . IJI'ectlng the park them is to l.e a waterwny for boating and canoetnj, with boat houses where craft may no stored. Around the park there la to he a speedway, which alreadv is par tially completed, and soft driving roads. Provision Is made for ferrlea to con nect with South Washington and for thn extension of stieet car tracks to thn west end of the park The llrst step contemplated Is the con rctructlon of a swimming iv-oV-lmmecll-ately so that It will be available next summer. This Is contingent, hovevet on n Congressional appropriation. Approval of the plan by the Fine Arts Commls-lon Is anticipated because the vnmmlxslon previously has partlv ap proved the plan and the rhangc In the completed i)lm were Ihose siige-sted b the commission Itself. Fast Potnn c Pnik comprises the peninsula strip from the Pennsylvania rallioari cmbMiknif nt to the point op IHislte the fims War "Vlle?e New Coin Designs. The commission todav also paa'cd on plans for embellishing the grounds around the Lincoln .Memorial, llenrv Dacon. architect of the Memorial, wa.e present to aid tjie commission In fram ln-r recommendations. Itohert W Woolley, director of the Fnlted States mint, appeared before tho I commission with designs for new coins of denominations below one dollar, and asked the advice of thn commission Tho deslgnn were left with thn commis sion, and an official report will be made later. The Commission on Fine Arts is com posed of Charles Moore, of Detroit. rhiilrmnn; Frederick Law Dlinstcad, of lirookllne, .vuss. , 'J nomas Hastings. i'ii sa Gilbert, Kiln hi H lllashlield, and Herbert Adams, all of New York, and fierce Anderson of Chicago. Mr Gil bert alone was atisent. The commts. slon will temaln In session until tomor tow afternoon. Pittsburgh Man Also Charged With Saying He Would Blow. Up Plant. PlTTSnntOH. Pa.. Hec. 3. anmuel Keener, twenty-seven. Is starting to serve a thirty-day lall sentence todav for threatening lo kill President Wilson If he didn't maintain strict neutrality, and also threatening to blow up the Westlnghousi) plant at Kast Pittsburgh The charge against him Is disorder!) conduct le. iter was arrested Tuesday on com plaint of Mis. Collins, his hoarding hoiin. keeper. Mrs Collins asserted tho man talked of placing a bomb In the ; Westlnghnusf war munitions plant and hiMi of snooting tne i-icsiucni Reichstag to Talk Peace Terms Dec. 9 Date Set for Discussion in Ac cordance With Demands of Socialists. I VI II J N llei i i f t ii li.'eeniliei 1 has fo d.-i . ii ii ..r I II II ii l Il Si lln Soi-I.illst lie l iv n ' . ijiitaiiic eitl InalttLs. .ucoriUnir In illso.itctie.s from Laujiauc, SwiiicrUuii, today. II 10 FIGHT But President Blair Does Not Favor Proposed Affiliation With Organized Labor. MRS. RHODES IS FRIENDLY But Few Teachers So Far Have Indicated Preference for Labor Union Plan. Henry P. Illalr. president of the Board of Kduratlon, today announced he fa vors a general organization of Wash ington school teachers, though h" does not believe "persons following Intellect ual pursuits should organize Into labor unions." Mrs. Susie Hoot Ilhodea defended the right of teachers to form labor unions U they desire, ind said she could see no reason why they should not do so If the majority favored that plan. These statements followed tho exclu sive publication In The Times yester day of the city-wide canvass being made among nil Washington school teachers to get their Ideas concerning an association of all t lie- city's teachers Organized Labor Invites. In a circul-M distributed among them through u committee of a seote of teachers from all brunches of the serv ice, they were asked to Indicate, upon a blank provided for the purpose, whethet they favor a uncial organiza tion, a club, an association for mutual protection, or a labor union. Joseph H. Toone. organizer In the District of Columbia for the American Federation of ltbor, and financial sec retary of the Central Utbor I'nlon of this cllv. today announced he ntetnld to confer with members of the commit tee, nnd urge them to come Into the fold of o ganlzed labor. "Thefiehers nrn organDlnr all over the ciiiiuirv " Mr. Toono'iilff. "and we are rend) to welcome them Into the fold at anv time-. Cerlalnlv the) should bo classed as laborers, for thev are working for wages. We are ready to organize any group of leathers that Is ready "llecentl.v the janitors of both white and colored schools were eirgmilred here. Other cities have successful teachers- unions. (Tilcago and Cleve land for example. In Cleveland the superintendent threatened to dismiss teachers Interested In votk of the union, but. after the matter had been carried to President elompers olid Sec retary Morrison, of the American Fed eration of l.iebor, the superintendent de sisted, and the teaihers' union now Is not molested." Teachers Favor Organization. KepllcH from the teachers so far le celved show an almost unanimous sen timent for an organlzition of some sott. Few of those received by various members of the committee to date tav -or the labor union form of organization. It was stated, but several membtts of tho committee are understood to favoi that form of organization, and they (Continued on Third Page.) CLINGTOCARSTEPS Messenger and Helper Have Wild Ride Following Explo sion of Movie Films. rrnAi; rtAPins. oeo r--iinging to the Iron steps of a burning oar on a fh'cego, Milwaukee and St. Paul train todnv, Kxpre,ss Messenger l It Pron son and his helper. F. Vt Howe, both of f lilocgo, rode seven miles. An explosion of moving nlcture films In the car had severed all communica tion with the engineer, and the speed of the train made It suicidal to Jump. Hoth wete severclv burned and were tnken to a local hospital. The damage was estimated between fiO.OOO and 175,- nn Convicts May Have Their Eyes Examined Federal convicts may cill on the Opv ernn-ent for eepasses and eye exam inations to the extent of $ln an oiern ttrn. the Treasurv Comptroller ruled today How Washington's Ex-Supt. of Police Is Fighting Unseen and Unknown Foes Major Sylvester is in charge of the guarding of the great du Pont munitions factories from destruction by incendiary explosion or fire. It is the biggest job of policing in the world. It is the most interesting story of the week. It will appear THE SUNDAY EVENING TIMES s reace many Passports issuea U.S.REGARDSSCHEME. ONLY AS SIMPLE Formal Disavowal of Interest in Plan Considered by State Department. MANY INQUIRIES RECEIVED Foreign Nations Want to Know If This Government Is Back ing Ford. With the State Department con Kmplatinf: the issuance of an of cinl disclaimer of and Rovern mental interest in the Ford peace party, which sets sail from New York tomorrow afternoon final de tails for the voyage were practical ly completed in Washington to day, when more than ITS passport's were issued to the r.uests of the "peace ring " While the State Department has advised foreign diplomats that it regards the trip as a pleasure trip h ! party of tourists, Throdi-c Dclavingnc, Mr. Ford's personal representative, who came here to - day to file the application of the automobile magnate and a score! of others for passports, said the en terprise was a trcmenduously ser ions one IMPORTANT TRIP. le LjviKlie added that Mr Fold ex peeled the trip lo t.iKe n pron.lucni place In world hl'torv itopeatoii iiuiulrt" from re reenta tlves of fe.ielcn powers at tie- tnte Dcpirtinent as l whether 01 not the in. nee tioitv hue' Din eifltelHl Sunction 'of (he Fulled Mates Government called I forth veihal disavowal, nnd It Is poi. slble tliat a written disclaimer will be. made Annejtircemi nt was mude toil i that William JennltiKs llry.in, fn-mer Secre tary of State and a close friend of Mr Fords, would Join the peace part." at The IlaRiie In about fo.ir wecki, Mr Ilrvun was In Wnkhlnfftnn for a few moments todav, en route from Miami, Fla., to New York, where ho will sie Mr. Ford tonlcht and talk 'iver the jieare party v lilt him The former pre mier waa met at Union Station by Con Kressman l'alley one of the lerulers In the nntl-preparelness flcht. and In said lo have Informed him that he believed tho peace trip vna precnanl with irrent possilillltles. The passport division of the State T)e pirtmrnt was by Inns od Is the leislest of al Ithe Oovernment nuieaus today, nil the desks lielnK idled hUh with ap plications frr passports for members of the peace party, or with tho Ions', red-sealed official documents bearlnK the slcnaturo of Unbelt T.anslnc Twenty-five Applications. Shortly nfler Ihe division office opened this morntiiK. Miss Annie n Hlark the tiretlv Washlncton htenou-rnnher who Is colnc on the trip entered with an arm ful of applications which had been re ceived hv mall bv llexford Holmes She had twentv-flvc applications, which, to ri titer with the seveutv-flve issued yes terday, made a hundred Heforn the elilef of the division hnd bowed Miss ! Hlaclc out of his ofdee after assurliii; her tnat passports wnum oe issueii to all cooil American cltlr.ens. Personal HcpiPHcntntlvn Pelavlcne entered with another batch of nPlillcatlnns. Includ Intr that of Mr. I'ord. Mr. PelavlKne snreiid nut twentv-slt applications nil of which were closely scrutinized bv t'hlef l.e.Mat, of the pass port division. The llrst ono the chief picked ill) was llenrv Ford's. It bore a nlctuie of the automobile maennto nnd Ills sliftintiirp across the front of the photograph. Fldef IxMat announced that all the passports would lip granted, except that of Itohert S Nonlev. as (Contlnued on Face Fourteen t ffeaEi3ii i e .. Sjgql lllllllllllllllllBiMPPioij!!!!!!!!fl I I THKODORK DR. MEDINA HUFF I ri! ) j Meeting Rebuff at Entrance, Minister Declares He Will Not Sail on Peace Ship. Si:V Mllllv. Dec 3. Ilr Chntles F Ake. of S.in Francisco, former llocke lelier tsistor and one of the first per sons to accept berth aboard Henry Ford's pearo ship, left peace headquar ters In a huff today after a wordy bout with some of Ford's lieutenants Dr. Akecl told n-iHirttrs positively that he would einrel his p.issae and would not sail with the Ford turtv Liter he was (oil. i led by Iouls 1' Iichner, director of the peace cruise, and led It. to headiiiarters for a conference. Ford's subordinates said thev were cer tain Itchner would soothe Dr. Aked's feellncs and Induce him to change his mind. A frock, periteil doorman thrust his arm across the entiance to Ford head quarters today and denied the San Finm Ism pastor admittance. "Rut I am Dr. Alted." expostulated the coast man "I want to see Mr. Ford and convince invself that every thing Is all rluht bh to membership of tfie party and nrrancements for tho li III." "Can't help It," said the doorman. 'You enn't come in." Ilr ked turned away with a show of Irritation "The peace vovaijo Is a matter of little moment to nte," he said. ,-f I can't receive civil treatment from Ford's siilmrdlnntes I shall not ko. No. T shall not ko." Or. Aked had reac!d the hotel ele vator whin I.ochner came running down the cort-ldnr. He apoloclzed ptofusely while Alteel's flnaer llnsrer ed on the elevator hell Then he led tne San Franciscan hack to Ford's rooms Tariff Is Leading Issue for. G. 0. ?. Republican State Chairmen Ali Agree That Is One Most Important Problem. What Is the Issue on which all Re publicans can Ret toKcthcr In 1916 The answer seems to he: The tariff In any event. Inquiries have been sent nut from WnshhiKton by parties here to each of tie state chairmen as to what thev considered the leading Issue for next vear. Replies from about hnlf the dlffeient sections have some In. It Is a mnirkable fact that all agree the tat Iff ouesllon Is foremost. NOBLY IMIMTIAI Jaunt; DKI.AV1GNK. IMinlo I'V Hufk un IU III Democratic Senate Caucus Re veals Much Personal and Political Rancor. the at ovir cloture and Clarke went iupiiiIv mi HlooiiK lh" Senate Democrats today The cauels lesumcd lis tcssion at 11 o'clock. It wns expected the elec tion of a president pie. tempore to succeed Senator Clarke would then be taken up, but It went over until The discussion ovei clotuie. which In c; a n vtst!eiov, went anead with animation and int use fccliiife It wns clear this mornlnc that the situation as to the re-election of Clarke, who Is opposed b Sen Cor Fomerene of Ohio, Is very close Uach aide says It will win Iloth side admit, thouKh not for publication, that the outcome Is In doubt, and will be close Senator Lane of Oregon, who Is both proRresslve nnd Independent, and who has kept out because he clot s not be lieve in the secret caucus, was Impor tuned today to take part in the voting on president pro tempore. Senators I-ewls, Martlne. I-en Shlvely. and Culticrson are not in the city. The absentees will not be permitted to vole. Were thev present thev could throw the election as thev desired. Much peisonal and political rancor Is apparent amnm; the Demnciailc fac tions It Is widely nredlcted that the feellnc cnircndercd In the caucus will nffect legislation. Manv believe It will seriously Interfile with the Adminis tration prournm. Tho friends of cloture are tharfilnff Its opponents with heiiiR rem tionar.v , and s.iy the supporter of cloture are proKresslye. Al the tame lime, the I'omerene supporters say the Clurke supporters ore -cactloturv. As the alignments on cloture and on the Clarke-Fomerene content arc different, the question of who is reactionary and who Is not becomes consldeiably mixed, Tito shadow of .1 force bill which will cut down Southern representation If the Republicans win control of the Unv erniueut continues tu make many of the Southern members fearful of a (.-iik rule. ELECTRICAL LINGERIE niectrlcally wnrnfed uiiderelothlni- fori soldiers to wear Is the latest Austrian! (llV.'ntl.ltl rut III., aliitnr C .-..n..!..... ' """ ". ........ .i.'ii, ui-fi. .1 1'- cordliiB to an official report In the American fiovernmcnt This electrical unclen lothlnu Is e x peeted to keep lite men warm In the bitterest sweep ol cold in the Car pathians. Fine 1mIIi1o wires are woven Into the fahrlc Connection Is made by each wearer with a table runnlnc along the trench and fed from a seneratur In the tear. About 2V walls of on lent Is used nt from thirty to llfly volts eostln.f fium 1 to i cents pei Ii jur nor man 1h wires me woven ilnoir'ii nun h In the minuet of an hhII.ihi i -I -erne pull Tin i. mi. cuts wi h i H tl i. Hi n two pound. ml ;, , , , ,. ros'liiv IWIIHV linMlil r il. t ' ' n t man FeU told, nil he Ins to Jo is to bitch od to the eloctrlc circuit ROW OVER CLOTURE pi amc unmD ULttUKLIIUIILI, MOVING UPON BULGARIANS, SAYS SALGNIKI Monastir Entered by Austrian as Bulgars Near City, Say Other Dispatches From Serbian Frontier Town. Slav Force Crosses Roumania and Enters Bulgaria, Accord ing to Rumor No Confirma tion From Petrograd. SALONIKI, Dec. 3. Austrian troops entered Monastir yesterday 1 afternoon, according to dispatches from the Greek town of Fiorina. riiii-ar inc oerman ironner. The Bulgarians, operating south east of Monastir in the region of Kenali, plan to enter Monastir to day, the dispatches assert. It is stated that only the Aus trian flag was hoisted in Monastir. LONDON, Dec. 3. French dis patches from Saloniki today re peat the report that Russian troops have crossed into Roumania, but there is no confirmation from Pet rograd. One Saloniki dispatch said that it was rumored there that a small Russian force actually had traversed Roumania and had ar rived in Bulgaria. Athens Reports Capture Of Monastir; Official Confirmation Lacking I.U.VDO.V. Dec 3 -Monastir's cap ture by the Itulcarlans Is reported posi tively In Athens dispatches to the Times and i:xchanpe Telegraph Company, but official confirmation is lacking. Saloniki reported enrlv today that communication with the town has been severed since Tarn. Thursday. Practically all the Sell) population has already left Monastir. Uulgar. and Oreek residents, who constitute a large Pioportlon of the total, remain, how ever. The forpier have beep rejoicing at the Invaders' approach The latter undoubtedly can depend on protection of their lives and property Cross Albania Line. 'Ihe Serbs southern irmy. unelei (Jeti eriil Visslch. which has been making Monastir its bnse. is believed tc have moved to the westward toward. 01 per haps across, the Albanian frontlet Though unofficial reports liave been to the effect that Monastir was sur rendered to a Joint force of fiemians AustrlHns. and llulgarlans, It is thought there are only a few Herman anil Aus trian ofllceis among the Invaders In the extreme south Continued it ports of a movement of Serb troops to the southwaicl through the Tzernl-Dilnu valley are causing much speculation The stream flows from Ochrldu lake, in the extteme southwest of Serbia, to the vicinity of Dibra. and any Serb forces which are following It toward the la'lo must be fiom the northern urmv. rccentlv driven fium the Kossovo plain. If thej have pas.ed Dlbrn they mav effect a Junction with General Vassich's army, giving the beihs a formidable force In the south Strengthen Bulgar Line. Sveedy development n hoth Russian nnd Italian Balkan cnmpmniis Is looked lor in onTclal quarters. Humored withdrawals or German and Austrian troops trom the upper Vaidar valley, wheie they have been aiding tho llul gars against the French, are bellevad to be for tho put nose ot stiengthcnlnf the liulK.il line on the Roumanian I rentier. Cnnllrmatlon Is lacking of (!ieek re ,ioits that Itouniatila lias at last given the Russians rUhl of way acioss her teirltory Lacking such pcrmlssrou however, it Is assumed the Clar will order the movement in an emergens in any event A beginning of Italian operations la looked toi in northern Aluuma rninci than al .Wlou.i. wheie a lauding is leported. In the north. It Is immtert out. the Italians will he utile to CO opciatc with the Montenegrins, nnd their march to tho Serb frontier wi he shorter than fiom the Avlona rn Eton Dutch Chamber Plans Partial Demobilization Till! HiFi: (via London! Iee . The second chamber will discuss tlm In r I l.i 1 demobilization of the Dutch s.rn: at a secret meeting tndaj. Gunboat Torpedoed. IMMitt.N Dee , dispatch to th i i eleureph from Atlienn savs a I i , . h coast di se uonhoat In Ucvp tlau waters has been sunk by j, Ur man submarine.