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NUMBED 8737.
IL WmFinal pims Made Here
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Embassy Only Objected When
Attempt Was Made to In
volve Diplomatic Officials.
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
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
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.
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
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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..
lllon tit H t
on t)T-
--.1 c,r-
t n
il .1).
I or
- 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
II -in,1f.
nt evcecdlnST
mi'tlfhable hv
Colonel Harts Asks Fine Arts
Commission to Indorse Elab
orate Park Plan.
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
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
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!)
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
I VI II J N llei
i i f
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.
But President Blair Does Not
Favor Proposed Affiliation
With Organized Labor.
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
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
"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.)
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,-
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
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
s reace
many Passports issuea
Formal Disavowal of Interest in
Plan Considered by State
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
IMinlo I'V Hufk
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
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
pi amc unmD
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.

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