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THE WASHINGTON TBlES.:SyEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, ,1915.
It GERMANS SEEK AI15 OF AMERICAN MAILS Ask Burleson to Reestablish Parcel Post Service With Central Empires of Europe. DRnUGHJIi . WAR CRAFT TYPE Daniels So Reports to Congress, But Says Fleet Must Be Well Balanced. Dr. Edmund von Macli. executive chairman ot tho Citizens' Committee on Food Shipments, organized last week by Austro-Gcrmans In Now York to eo llcli subscriptions for tho purchase of milk tor babies In the central en'plrcs of Europe, yesterday conferred with Postmaster- Qcnciat Butleson on tha subject of rc-estnblUhlng porcal post relations .with thoso countries, Jst before his conference with Mr. Burle son, Dr. von Much dlncusScd the mat ter with R. I. M-iddox, chief rf tho division of foreign mills. Dr. von Mach today gve out Uxo fol lowing statement: . "After an Intenlew with tho Tort muster Genoral Dr. Udmund von Mach. executive chairman of tho CitlzenV Committee on Food Shipments, feels hopeful that tho parcel post with Ger many and A'Jstria-Hungary will be re established before long." Suspended In November. Tie added verbally: "Tho Postmaster General authorized mc to make this statement, which was written In hi office and agreed upon by us ai all wc would say about tho matter." Parcel post relations between tho t'nltcd States and tho central empires wcro suspended eaily In November when the Holland-America steamship line, which had been acccrtlng parcel post mall, served notice on the Post office Department, through Superin tendent Maddox that It would discon tinue tho service. No explanation wao given "a3 to tho caujo of tho discon tinuance. At tho Postofflce Department it was taid the United States can send first dabs mail anywhere in tho world under tho terms or the universal postal treaty sinned by all the nations at Rome in 1909' Tho United States has a separate treaty with each nation for the hand ling of parcel post, and the treaty does not obligate the foreign nation to trans port v parcels beyond Its own borders. Therefore. Great Britain and Holland cannot bo compelled to transport par cel to Germany, according to postofflce oniciais. Babies Need Milk. Dr. von Mach, however, takes the view that article 19 of the universal postal treaty specifically mentions par cels as one of tho classes of mall which II tHe" nations signatory to tho conven tion must trUlKDfirt tn fliolr- rlnatlnntlnn Dr. von Mach.sayo the babies of Ger many and AUBtrla-Hungary aro badly m neea or miiK because the supply is short. Ho socks to have the parcels pbst between here and Germany re- r.nnnorl ra fHnt lila mmlt.AA nA in dividuals in the United States who wish iv bvuu mil 10 uermany may ao so. BUSH OF UNSKILLED LABOR IS PREDICTED Immigration Drops 508,397 in Eleven Months Exodus After War Foreseen. NEW YORK, Dec. 15.-Steamshlp agents or tno Atlantic lines say that "nlesa there is an immigration from Hut ODD there will be n. Rhnrtnim nr un. skilled labor in this country early In me now year, ana trade expansion will lie brought to a lull. Tor the lust thrco weeks, November 27, December 4, and December 11, tho total number of Immi grants landed at all ports In the United States was 2,008, 1,114, and 2,073, respec tively. In Canada the numbers for that period were 17,111 and none at all for this week. From tho weeks November :s, Decem ber 5, and December li, in 1913. tho number of Immigrants landed In tnts country was 21,289. 15,687, and 23,'J10, re spectively. The figures for 1915, up to December 11. show a falling ore ot im migration of 508,397, against the year ni4. when the war had been In exist ence for flvo months. In the year 1913, which was a nor mal one, so far as Immigration was concerned, thero weie 1.352,695 Immi grants landed In the United States, against a total of 116.243 in the present year, which shows a falling off of 1,236, m immigrants caused by the war. These figures refer to third-class or fi?r3Ke oassengers only, and do not include any cabin passengers, x TJ1 '"-migration officials at Kills island put the number of Immigrants passing through the bureau at less than -W0 a week on an average. There are about 330 aliens who aro permanently dLtalnod there until after tho war, tho ortlcera said It Is understood that the "S".11 countries like Spain. Portugal. 'nn.Q,eci? nr8 not permitting men or military age to leavp the country. After the war Is over the steam ship agents expect an exodus of 600, 000 persona In third-clasa travel to atrnw,n,JmStrla' "untjary. and Rua-f.l.-T'iL 5 ?ver. to 8ee wlat has m SifKtno,'.r families. Tho traffls We ntnlyf.be 1LI?Ue,d b th capacity P. tI? -".iSm1"1"? 'J?63 for handling li. In addition to the above number half' SWV?6" wm be another Pf.lLm in ,1 per8ns solng over to Bi-rhpe In the first and second cabins of tho North German Lloyd. Ham. tl&? SffiH? rrtlfenVe'r In? Hamburg-American lines have at least llv'erAne ftcamshlp8 each from 20,000 to 50,000 tonnago ready to start oper ating between New York and Ham biirg and Bremen. In addition to having had all their best liners like the Aqultanla. Olym pic. Mauritania. Britannic. Cedrlc HelKlnland. taken b the rov eminent for service as hospital ships, trans- fiTDjii i. ""':, rmoa cruisers, the British steamship companies will be handicapped for at least six months by haying to transport tho troops and wounded back from Egypt, the Dar danelles, France, and Belgium to En, land. It Is understood that when peae negotiations are under way the Brlt rfshVompanles will use all their Jnflu vJic?i irU Pa'i,anent to prevent the North Cerman-Lloyd and Hamburg. Vniexlcsn steamships calling at Ply. mouth or Southampton for twelve lijontha after peace treaties have been In a frank communication to Congress regarding the lessons of the European war. Secretary Daniels says ho regards the dread naught a sthn most nearly Ideal of any slngo tpo of ftyghtlng ves sel, although he emphasizes the extreme Importance of n well-balanced fleet The dreadnought, howover, ho says Is limited in dlmenisons by tho Panama canal. Submarines. sas the Secretary, nre essential parts of'tho modern fleet, but have not yet demonstrated that they possess a preponderant value, That Great Britain has lost few ves sel? durng this war J" n aoKertlnn mado by Dr. Daniels, i whose letter to Congress is regarded as, an illuminating dncumont. The Communication Is In re spnnso to instructions in tho lait navel bill to the Secretary of the Navy to report from his observation of the European war, regarding fhd building of four warships best salted for war on thf water, and also to' report on the value of dirigibles, balloons, and subma rines. DreadnauR-ht Ideal Type. After an analvsla nf th .iIvuhi.... of dreadnaughts, scout cruisers, battle cruisers, and submarines. Mr. DanleU supports the dreadnaughts as tho Ideal typo. In this view ho disagrees with Congressmen KJtchln, Hcnsley. and ---w -.-..-... w uiu imvui pi uk ruin who contend that submarines and aux iliary vessels are preferable to battle ships. After a discussion of tho European War leAflOnn. Hfl-. nnnlnla -m.,. m l.- submarine: , 'My conclusions aro that an adequate eluded in any well balanced naval prol- havo not demonstrated that they pos- , j. i cpunueruni vaiuo over other requisite types." .u8ecrf.tary. Dan''a says significantly much confidential information regard ing the relative values of vessels, as demonstrated In the European conflict, but this Information cannot be made public. florae condition.. a Bringing conditions home, the Secre tary says: "In addition to' the cnllchteninir ex perience, of the present war. It may be pointed out that several times during tho last year or eighteen months care ful war manuevers have been under taken by the United States Navy foi th purpose of investigating its present capacity for defending this country against hostile attack. It is practically I tno unanimous opinion or tnc respons ible officers engaged that, for the de fense, in question, an adequato supply of proper scouts Is essential. Impro vised scouts, such as destroyers, aro not satisfactory." Secretary Daniels says the aeroplane and balloon have demonstrated. In the European war, their value for obser vation and scouting purposes, both in land and sea operations. BUSlESTCOlER IN 1 1 ON PARK'ROW ana and 14.3G0 vehicles, whllo thoso for I'oriv-cconu sixoot and Broadway. col-cbratcd- In song by George M. Cohan and others, counts only 80,370 pedestrlr una mm iv,wu VOIIICICS. ' Columbus Cirple. Fifty-ninth streot I ....,, niuuua oa uio ne uusi . est spot. Its pedestrian traffic numbers 81.990 ana Its vohlclcs 89,210. Tho crowd ? Plaza at tho Fifty-ninth street and l'ifth avenue entranco to Central Park numbcra'28.130 pedestrians and 17,830 ve hicles. The daily traffic across Manhattan Brldgo 11,018 pedestrians and 11,299 vo- '5i aoroHo mo wiiuamsDurg Brldgo, 64,110 pedestrians and 9.916 vehicles: Hl!e,c.nBb(!I?,Ar,d0' 2-420 Pedestrians tfnd 14.630 vehicles. Tho figures for the Brooklyn Bridge, are .not given. Tho forrv traffic la counted as fol lows: Statcn Island. 4.000 pedestrians and 67.000 vehicles! South Forry to Hamilton and Atlantic avenues, Brook lyn, 21.400 pedestrians and 0,600 Ve hicles; Pensylvanla Ferry, Cortlahdt street, 24.900 pedestrians and 65,000 ve hicles: Contlal Rallrfead of New Jersov. from Liberty street. 35.900 pedestrians uuu ,wj vcnieios: Barclay sircot, winter Malaria IS BLAMED ON MAN He and the Latitude, Not Mos quito, .t Carrie's Germ, Says Public Health Service. Man and thelatitude. of the United States, and nqt- tho Anopheles mos quitoes, as ha .been supposed, are re sponsible fori the, carrvlnr nr mninrtat "Kjl-lnfeclion through the whiter months, pedes trlnnn nti. 1 ft inn vnfilrirn. nnhro. ' according to itho'onnual renort of thn ob street ferry, ' 31.000 pedestrians and "urgeon general, of the Public Health 83,000 vehicles: Christopher street, 12,049 1 Service, made public Hoday. iieuosinann anu 0.824 vehicles; West Rwonty-thlrd street. WIS pedestrians and 3.142 vehicles.. These figures do not mean tho pe destrians and vehicles actually UBlng the boats,' but those passing tho traf fic policeman at the point nearest tho forrv. Harlem's busiest points are 125th I sircot ana Seventh avonue, with 40,119 pedestrians and 10.503 vehicles and 110th street and Rlahth avenue, with 12,113 pedestrians and 11.664 vehicles. What He Wanted. Mr. Arthur H. Entrnlhaph. In lil nnl. lection of anecdotes of the bench, tells mis story about J,orn uraxflcld, who was among the last of the Scotch judges that rlcldlv adhered to tho brand Mrotrh uiaiect: "Hae ye ony counsel, mon?" ho said to Maurice Margot, when placed at the bar. "No," was the 'reply. "Do yo want to hae ony appolntlt?" continued the judge. "No,1 said Margot. "I only want an interpreter to make me undot stand what your lordship says." Vouth'a Companion. This dlscovdrv. which nrt o,n t.iom for motherinrf .the i senns of tho dlseaso during tho cold aeitsqna from tho insects and saddles It oh mankind and tho lati tude, in of considerable value fronftho standpoint of prevention, tho report as serts. Pcrhans the most lmnnrtnnt mn.nnni achievement of tho year, according to tho report, was, tho discovery that nel agra Is a dem-lv.itlon disease, result ing from a faulty , 'diet containing an excess pf carbo-hydrates. i ,TaiCiY)n,al th1 rP?rt, ?ays, was com bated Mn the Appalachian mpuntulnw. wliero It Is most prevalent, oTcr 12.000 cases being treated. Surveys In certain States during the year showed that tho disease Is not an uncommon Infection. An Increase in Ufe commissioned per sonnel of tho service Ih recommended In the report, and the erection of an ad ditional building for tho hyglcnlc'labor ntory and tho establishment of a na tlonul leprosnrllum for tho psoner segregation of leprosy are urged. Recoriimendation. "Is he a good lawyer?" "I should say. he is. He's acquitted some of our most notorious criminals." Detroit Free Press. Oric Year Ago Today in thV'Wai; German cruisers shcUed the British northeast coast towns pf Scai borough, Whitby and Hartlepool, killing thirty-one non-com-batants. A great battle south of Cracow was predicted. Serbian soil was clear of the enemy. . - Allies tried to advance from licUport under cover of a fleet born-"bardment. 191 5 MOST EVENTFUL .S. IN MINT SERVICE Enormous shipments of gold from tills countijf- to Europe during tho first few months of tho war, and tho sudden turning of tho yellow tldo back to;Amcrlcan shores lin. timn n J year -ago. irfndo the fiscal year of 191C ! to..W'6ii?5?,2f whc J10.633.317.G0 was r:' -..- ....... "v.mw iu v ujii'u oiai.tfl. tutlnSL8w elitn'ojc at those Inst -i inir w.?ro BOrel' taxed. Since July 1, 1015, the volume of business has Increased nn ntnn.in, ...;; u"' .".." "MAl&rt&JK UnaJluef J., ' r.""-" "l l,,o new xorK assay offlco for tho first four months of the flsca year 1916 to bo ?1 207324,600 or nearly that of the dopoHlia tor the, Whole of 10OS-$13.7,i37iwhlch has' jerotoforo been this offlcoV banner '-Tlie i mint at Han Francisco rccelvod between April 1 and November 1, 1916, more than 150.000.000 In foreign golJ coin and bullion from Australia, Ja pan, and China, as compared with $4,346,000 during the entire calendar year of 1914. . "Tiie coinage of tlm year amounted according to the annual report of Director Robert W. Woolley, mado public today. , The Philadelphia mint has nlso done a r.ecord 'business in striking coinage for South and Central American coun tries, on account of tho wnr. Former ly moot of tiihj coinage came from Europe. bulMr. Woolley believes this work will now bo done In this coun try Indefinitely., Tho report sfty In part "7.ho, movement' of gold from the United States in thlS lirnt f1ir,n mnniliii and tho movement of this metal to metals in tho United States during the our shores In the last three months calendar. year 1914 Is as follows: Gold, were on such a tremendous scalo that 391,531.800; and silver. 72.435.100 lino the patience, skU, nnd capacity of the I ounces." ' "Tho senloratc on United Stat coinage executed totaled 33,687.664.41, ot which 31.882.OS8 97 was' on subsidiary silver coins and 31.825,475.41 was on minor coins. "On December 31. 1914. the slock of domestic coin in the United States was 32.252.010,331. Of Which 31.C00.743.924 was gold and JMS.271.ca3 was silver dollars, and 3183,300,741 was subsidiary silver coin. "The stock of gold bullion In the mints and assay ofllces on the same dato was valued at 3301.354.958. and the stock of silver bullion was 6.291.073 fine ounces. "The production of the precious WHEN YOU WA'KE UP'DRiNK GLASS OF HOT WATER Wash the poisons and toxfno from system before putting more food into stomach. Says Inside-bathing makes any one look and fce clean, sweet and refreshed. Solitaire Dia mond, full of life and sparkle $50 Solitaire Dia mond: atone of exceptional bril $75 Solitaire Dla mond; very bril liant; fancy tooth. $50 (3 Police Count Shows 296,200 Pedestrians Pass Frankfort Street Daily. NEW YORK, Dec. 15. The busiest corner in New York city, from the standpoint of a traffic policeman, is Park Row and Frankfort street. Over "that congested spot thcro pass dally, according to counts of the tfafilc squad, 296,200 pedestrians and C.700 ve hicles. . Tho next busiest spot Is Tlroadwav anil Fulton street, where the daily trafflc Is reckoned at 223,000 pedestrians and 10,300 vehicles. Tho busiest point up town Is Fifth avenue and Twenty-third street, where the pedestrian trail! c dally is 159,920, and the vehicle traffic 9,813. The counting has been done tn the last twenty-flve days by a system of auto matic dockers, supplied to every ono of the 446 traffic policemen on post, and is part of a study in traffic conditions Dy Arthur Woods, police commissioner; Lawrence ,B. Dunham, third deputy commissioner, and Inspector Thomas Myers, in charge -of tho traffic division In Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. The result of the count shows that In the flvo boroughs the traffic squad handles dally 15,545,745 pedestrians and Z.Z1Z.K74 vehicles. As the figures nat urally Include persons who pass sev eral corners In the same walk, they are registered.. several times. Overthrows Popular Belief. On Broadway, south of Fulton street, the. figures show that 1.200,000 persons walk back and forth every day. Con trary to popular belief. Forty-second street and Broadway, famed as "the busiest corner on earth." stands lower In traffic count than Thirty-fourth street and Fifth avenue. Tho figures for Thirty-fourth street and Fifth avenue aro 140.360 pcdestrl- Up to the Judge. Jldic! Oii fintlHu to suy befoic I i enlene '". our Iiodoi. 1 v.uuld cull your " i'i-n to the ran that the fiol la - l Mho tiefeudf.1 mo nun uciIemio.i in the ase by jouraelf,' l'hlludelphial 1 Jsr. ' i WHYDOYOUSUFFER PAINFUL TWINGES? Backaches, Headaches, Lumbago and Rheumatic Pains Quickly Disap pear Before New Remedy. 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