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Tri: 'v,v,;rT?;crrC'N tidies. wtont-jhay, DECTOniEii is, iois. Mrs. Gait To Receive Pocahontas Statuette RE IN IONAoTIR SAFE Von Papen Named in Plan to Wreck Munitions Factories ; in the West. Reproduced From Heroic Statue by Partridge. Handsome Compote Selected by Mr. and Mrs. Champ Clark Among Other Magnificent Gifts. Correspondent Farwell Fais to Reach Wife, But Is' Assured of Weil-Being. .S "?m -u " " " -' - . - --, U f 1 1 n -II... H - TTLIIIJ UIIHL , ' 'l I BOMB PLOT CHI L EXTENDS OVER U. S. PORTS I ER1CANS (Continued' from First Page.) the Hercules Powder C6mpany. The letter containing these plans were three altered to have been written to LoUls J. Smith, witness for tho Government against Baron von Brincken, Crowley, )and Mrs. Cornell. Tho namo of Franz von Papen was brought Into tho Investigation. Federal officials said telegrams In tho Govern ment's possession showed that the sub ject of tho nrlco to bo paid for the de struction of an explosive plant at Plncolo. Cat., was "nut up to" von i'apen. Tells of Negotiations. A letter In which referenco was mado to these negotiations was Included In the Indictments. It was dated August 31. and read: "Dear S.: Tour last letter, with clip ping, to hand todav. and note what you have to say. I havo taken It up with thorn and B. (which Federal of ficials sold stood for Franz Bopp. Ger man consul general here). Is awaiting decision of P. (said to stand for von Papen) In New York, so cannot advise you yet and will do so as soon as I get word from you, you might size up tho situation In the meantime." Tho last half of-the letter referred to arrangements for aiding Smith In ob taining from German authorities In Ger many his father's military records. Ono of tho letters set out in the In dictments and signed "C" was aaieu hM..?iTi!iSa. retained a 2t&?,W LPV&P&A clipping telling of a 50 per cent wage increase to employes of the Aetna works. Tho letter was without punct uation and read U J. 8. Enclosed find clipping, this ' Stuff rrnon In tho A T nm Hllrn they wl SS? nV hundred fo? each and Newspaper capping i and dfspatches0 to .v. -.:.. i iJlv. B..ii."T-.Jlmin- nnii show what do you think Ishpemlng and outsiae uary, ma., let me near iru you, nothing else new." In 'all. about 300 letters and telegrams passing between the alleged conspira tors are said to havo been obtained by Federal officials. , The Indictments charged conspiracy to Interfere with and destroy commerce with the allies and use of the mails to Incite arson, murder, and assassination. Specific charges were made that tho three alleged plotters conspired by .'end ing a letter from here AugUBt 8, to T.ouls J. Smith, at the Normandle Hotl. Detroit, Mich., in an attempt to incite arson, murder, and assassination by burning certain buildings at Aetna, Ind., earned by tho Aetna Chemical Company, and works and buildings at Ishpemlng, Mich., owned by the Aetna Explosive Companv of Nw Vnrk. The indictments alleged that the let ter was of a character to Incite Smith to destroy employes In the buildings. Tho conspiracy was alleged to havo had Its Inception here May 1, 1915. and numerous dates and Incidents and the contents of letters were set forth. Paid $500- Monthly. Smith was alleged to havo been em ployed by the defendants at 1300 a month to further the conspiracy on May 8. The following day, Crowley was alleged to have paid Smith 250 to go to Tacoma, Wash., to obtain Informa tion concerning the sailings of vessels from northern ports for Vladivostok, Russia, and other ports of the allies. The vessels under serutlnv Included the steamers Hazel Dollar, and Talthyblus. i ders, June 4, while he was at Tacoma ' smith was sent two &u money or-1 and August 1 Von Brincken, at the Pal ace Hotel here, paid Smith J845.80. ac cording to the allegations. A ticket to New York was bought for him by Crow ley Juno II, it was alleged. August 12 the defendants were al leged to have put In the mall a letter of a nature to Incite Smith to burn bulldlngB of the Hercules Powder Com pany, at Plneole. Cat. There were negotiations concerning the destruction of the Plneole plant, ac cording to Federal officials, who said that letters and telegroms In the posses, slon of the Government showed that Smith fixed a price for the "Job" and thatthe matter was "put up" to Franz von Papen. recalled military attache of the German embassy, at Washington. Johannes Henrlcks van Koolbergen, now 4n Canada. It was learned, was the corroborating witness upon whom the Government depended to a considerable degree to support the Indictments. Van Koolbergen. according to reports, was alleged to have represented to agents of the defendants that a Ger man .official here employed him to act in violation of tho neutrality laws, and that Von Brincken. whom he, knew dur ing tjhe Boer war. hired him to make clockwork bombs In thermos bottles nt XI 00 a bomb with a bonus for each ship , destroyed. 'Van Koolbergen also alleged that he was employed to dynamite a railroad trestle In Canada over which supply trains rtassed and that he was paid $250 by van Brincken and $300 by a represen tative of the' Gorman government at the German consulate for expenses when ho produced clippings from Cana llan newsnaoers to show the trestle had been destroyed. He also Is Bald to have received $1,750 In payment for services, of which $250 went to von Brincken. Tho newspaper stories which he produced. It was said, were ordered printed by officials of tho Canadian government, who were direct ing van Koolbergen'a activities In an effort to trap the German agents In the Pnjted States. Every detail of the agent's meetings with German officials, with corroborating evidence, was al leged In this manner to have been given to United States officials. Van Koolbergen. It was stated unof ficially at Washington had been lo cated. Officials here said he probably would be brought here under a detainer warrant as a witness. One bomb was delivered at the German consulate here, according to Van Koolbergen. in the presence of von Brincken and an offi cial, who examined It and ordered more. Later this order was countermanded, with a suggestion that the agent wait until excitement over bomb plots In the East subsided. COMMONWEALTH UflTCI OPPOSITE STATE HOUSE nUSCL BOSTON MASS, INC. Offers rooms with hot and cold water for $1 per day and up, Which includes free use of public shower baths. NOTHING TO EQUAL THIS IN NEW ENGLAND. Rooms with private baths for $1.50 per day and up; suites of two rooms and bath for $4.00 per day and up. DINING ROOM and CAFE First-Glass European Plan. ABSOLUTELY FIRPRROOF. Stone floors; nothing wood but the Uoors. Strictly a Tenperance Hotel SEND FOR BOOKLET STOflER F. CRAFTS, Gea Mgr. Thomas 11, Birch, United States minister to Portugal, and his wife today presented to President Wilson's fiancee, .Mrs. Gait, a magnlilcent vase of Caldas do Parnha waro. Tho vaso Is decorated with heavy silver! em bellishments. Among other gifts which have been selected for Mrs. Gait, two are espe cially worthy of notd, tho handsome sliver compote for cako or fruit which tho Speaker and Mrs. Champ Clark purchased yesterday, and' the clfc from tho Pocahontas Memorial Asso ciation, a bronze statuetto somo eighteen Inches high, reproduced from the heroic statue of the Indian maid which Is to be placed on Jamestown Island by the association next spring:. This Is considered particularly appro priate In view of Mrs. Gait's descent from tho heroine of the early Vir ginia romance. Partridge the Sculptor. The sculptor of the Pocahontas Is William Ordway Partridge. In execut ing It he mado studies of sketches dis covered In the Anthropological Bureau of the Smithsonian Institution, drawn in 1MB. ma moaeis wero descendants 0( tho Alsonqulns and for tho face ho posed two Indian girl students of Co- lumbln The work has been under way since 1905. The women to whom the idea of such a gift to Mrs. Gait occurred and k" ". uaii occurred ana w,, " Ulicnuea 10 MO UCIU1J8 01 113 Presentation Include Mrs. Ella Loralne Dorsey. of Washington, president of the Pocahontas Association Mrs. Joseph D. Beddle, of Philadelphia; Miss Mary Desha, lot Washington; Mrs. Roger K. toy or and Mrs. John II. Garrison, of Vfashlngton. The brbnzo statue represents the In dian princess at the moment when sho comes from the tent of Powhatan, her Rear Adimarl Schroenedr and Mrs. Archibald Hopkins Be come Vice Presidents. Rear dmlrai Seaton Srhroeder. V. S. N.. and Mrs. Archibald Hopkins wore elected vice presidents of the Washing ton Animal Rescuo League to fill vn-nn-clei caused by Ihe death of R. Ross Perry and the resignation of fongrcss nnn Ben Johnson at the annual meeting of the league at the Playhouse today, Walter Stllson Hutching nnd Medical Director Frank Anderson. IT. S. .N.. wore also chosen vice presidents, and Mrs. Ira B .ennett was named to suc ceed Mrs. Boscvoc Crowford on the board of directors. All other officers or the league were re-elected. Beports for tho year showed that 4,177 small animals were taken m at the league's headquarters, 1335 Ohio avenue northwest during the period. Twenty-one horses, which had outlived their usefulness, were disposed of under the auspices of tho league during the year. Efforts will bo made by the league during the winter to have owners of horses use the patent emergency snoes furnished by the league when the streets are covered with Ice or snow. These shoes will be distributed und.ir the 'Jurisdiction of a committee of tne league which will co-operate with the police. Resolutions commending the police for their work In taking care of ani mals during the year wero adopted. Caught at White House, Is Sent to Asylum Hospital M. J. Ryan, an ironworker, from Philadelphia, Is at the Washington Asylum Hospital as the resJlt as his attempt late last night to see President Wllspn. He was apprehended just as ho was entering the front portico or the White House shortly after mid night by Policeman Ned Horn. The police say he resisted Sergt. J. O. Mc Qunde, who was called by Horn. The man told the police, Horn says, that he was determined to see the President, who had "promised to do something for him, but had not done It." FREE! OFFICERS CHOSEN BY ANIMAL RESCUE BODY Wfel8! lajBh Charge Accounts Opened Upon Satisfactory References father, to beg tho colonists to flee from death. No dcflnlto Information could bo ob tained as to tho nature of tho plcco of silver which tho Virginia delegation In Congress is selecting for Mrs. Gait, but the person intrusted with the selection stated emphatically that It will not bo marked with tho coat of nrms of Vir ginia. Tho privilege of using tho State arms la granted only to tho governor. A packago of raro old lace was pre sented to Mrs. Gait yesterday by ono or the socloty womon who worked with ner In tho Women's Church Guild. Mr. and Mrs.. Francis Bowes Sayro are expected to arrive hero tomorrow or Friday and will bo nt tho WhUo House until after tho wedding. It Is under stood that they will not he accompanied by their llttlo son, Francis, and their stny will be of short duration. Joseph Wilson, tho President's onlv brother, will come to Washington from Baltimore Saturday, accompanied by Mrs. Wilson and their daughter, Miss Alice Wilson. They will be guests at the White House during their stay. Gaits To Attend Wedding. Col. Edward T. Brown, a recent visi tor at tho White House, Is expected o return to town tho latter part of the week; but in view of the fact that the President's rnrtlculnr IntlmntM hl I cousin, John Wtlson, and Col. E. M. ! Houso will not attend the ceremony, It is rosslble that he will not bo In- ciuaea among the guests. Mrs. Reginald Kendall, sister of the lato Norman Gait, ond his brother. Sterling Oalt. editor of the Enmlts btirg Hironlclo. to whom President Wil son and his fiancee rocentlv pntd a visit will. It is understood, attend tho wcadlng, and It Is rrobnblo trnt Mrs Sterling Gait will mine to Washington wllh her hiifbrind fr the occat-lon. Dr. Willlim Bclllnir. n brother of Mrs Clnlf tin 111 nt ill tinmn In If , ,,f.ls. nnd will no bo able to nl'nd the corn mony. but Mr, and "ln Rolfe H. Boi ling have sai'ed from Pinama and nro due In New Tork tomorrow. Great Throngs Flock to Sub scribe to War Loan on Clos ing Day. By WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS. PARIS, Dec. 15. Tho people of France aro today answering tho statement of tho German chancellor that proposals for peace must come from the allies. Thousands of men and women from all classes are flocking to subscribe t tho new loan to continue the war. This Is the closing day for subscrip tions. Long llns hnvc formed otitsldo tho postofflces and the shops of the to bacconists whero subscriptions aro be ing received in Paris. There Is every Indication that the loan will prove a great success. Other cities report similar scenes. Subscriptions are being taken In all French colonies and In foreign coun tries . It will be several days before the returns can be tnbulated. Exact figures on th6 present loan- may bo still further delayed because large numbers or people are tnklinr advantage of tho government's offer to accept govern ment bonds held nt a lower rate of In terest, in exchange for the new war bonds. 'Government officials are highly pleased at tho results of the call for funds. They refuse to estimate tho sum raised but point out that It has been unneces sary to extend the time limit for closing subscriptions. Sons of the Revolution Hear Lusitania Survivor The annual meeting of the Sons of the Revolution was held last nluht at the Armv and Navv Club. Dr. Howard Fisher,- of this city, a Lusitania -survivor, delivered an address, entitled "Mv Personal Experiences at the Sink ing of the Lusitania." Entertainment Tonight. Gen. M. Emmet Urell Camp, No. 9, United Snnnlsh Wnr Veterans, will hold Its nnnual entertainment and ladles' nleht at Pvthlnn Tmole. ion Ninth street, .this evening. There will be dan cing and refreshments. FRENCH ANSWERING PEACE INSINUATION H Our Christmas Gilt To every purchaser of a Suit or Overcoat from now until Christmas is a soft or stiff hat absolutely FREE. zsiazz $2.50 "KAMAN" Hat FREE to every purchaser of a Suit or Over- (g-l Q AA coat up to DxOllU $3.50- "P1CAD1LLY" Hat FREE to every purchaser of a Suit or Over- (Oft AA coat, up from ... PlVU Our stock, of clothing for men and young men consists of the leading nationally known brands priced at $15 to $35 Our Men's Furnishing Depart ment offers many gift sugges tions for men. SAIjONIKI, Dec. IB. -AU Amerlcnns remaining In Monastlr aftor Bulgarian occupation of tho city aro unharmed, according to Walter Farwell, of Chi cago, who made an unsuccessful effort to reach his wife, a newpnpr corre spondent. Mrs. Farwell was In Mona stlr when the city fell. G. F. r.aughlln. of Boise. Idaho, mem ber of the American sanitary mission, nrcompanlcd Farwell on his trip Into Serbia. Greek military authorities es corted them to the border and rendored every posslblo assistance The Greeks stgnnlcd to tho Bulgarian outposts a mllo across tho border, who signaled for tho Americans to approach, Kn route t the outpoiits. Farwe'l nnd Lniighlln found tho body of a Serbian officer, nnd stopped to give It a decent' burial. ' Tho Bulgars escorted them Into Med Jldll, where a Bulgarian captain fur nished shelter for tho night. Tho next dav they were Introduced to Bulgarian officers from Monastlr, who said they saw Mrs. Farwell walking !n thn Blrrnt with Miss Mitchell, an American nurse. iney gave assurance mat nil Americans wero being well cared .for, but refused to permit Farwell to continue to Mona stlr. Only One Bachelor In Five Goes to War Twenty Per Cent of Single Men Refuse to . Answer Lord Derby's Call. LONDON, Dec. 15. The recruiting commlttco met at tho foreign office to day and considered In a cronpml.wnv thn result of tho campaign. No official an nouncement was made, but It was un derstood that the figures were sub stantially better thun had been ex- The army vote hns been postponed until iipxt week, owing to the present impossibility of obtaining complete de tails of tho results of Lord Derby's re cruiting scheme. , The Kvenlng News says: 'Last week brought 600,000 recruits, making the difference between success and failure of the recruiting scheme Somo officials stuto that 20 per cent of the single men held buck, don"' 'W armlets arc worn In Lon- .., iwh,t0. P"Pcr nnnounces that tho supplementary war office estimates for the year ending March 31, 1316, provide for a million adilltlonul men, bringing iftl,1"1 Mtrenfth of tho army up to ,'mI'Pu .mcn- rhls "umber Includes Raignigr"" ln Indla anj u,so 100 OVERCOATS TO BE GIFT TO NEEDY Saks & Co. Store Will Follow Christmas Custom of Thirty Years' Standing. When Saks & Co. present 100 warm overcoats to youngsters this Christ mas, the firm will follow a custom they have carried out annually for thirty years. The gathering of the boys at the store Christmas mornings has be corno a feature of tho Christmas cele bration. Officials will be at the store to see applicants to determino wheth er they are actually in need of tho gift and to see that the overcoats pro vided fit them. Early on Christmas mornings, long before the opening hour, ragged, tat tered, and destitute little fellows gather about the doors. ' Mysterious Fire Destroys Cork Intended for Allies PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 15. Fire to day destroyed several thousand dollars' worth of cork goods, said to have been intended for the allies, at tho plant of J. George Brucckmann & Sop. Firemen, after hard fighting, checked the blaze, which threatened to destroy tho building. The origin Is a mystery. Florence J. Pelton Gets An Absolute Divorce An absolute divorce and custody of their ilnlnor child, Charles David Pelton, has been granted to Florence J. Pelton from Charles G. Pelton. In the decree, signed by Justice Anderson, Pelton Is taxed with tho plaintiff's attorney's fees. In lier petition Mrs. Pelton -alleged that Pel't n, who Is said to be a captain of a private yacht, drtserted her. " Washington's Greatest Warranted wsw Cut Glass 1,833 PIECES Values Up to $10 98 c and Smaller Pieces and in Less Variety TOMORROW Last Sale Before Christmas . , It)$ a sale that nerTds no other advertising than the mention of the fact that the late previous sale is to be duplicated. The late announcement can be repeated. LIFETIME BARGAINS Learn the Reason Why Two leading makers of America the world's best cut glass is made in this country were approached and a contract concluded to keep them busy when orders were being eagerly sought with out any result. Thus we have today best cut glass, guaranteed best cuttings and absolutely flawless, at less than the prices of in ferior cuttings, "seconds'' or otherwise inferior pieces. Invest in Gems for Your Own Home Invest in Christmas Presents. Literally the bargains of a lifetime. With th6 country today prosperous and with the full assurance of still greater prosperity just ahead, there is now no occasion for the makers or merchants to beg for trade. Bargains such as these cannot be duplicated evident in today's rapidly rising prices in the wholesale, market. Choice for for Values up to $10 Choice of 12-inch Orange Bowls, 14-inch Ice Cream Trays, Combination Cheese and Cracker Dishes, Footed Combination Punch Bowls, 8-inch Fruit Bowls, 9-inch Fruit Bowls, 12 and 14 inch Flower Vases, 4-pint Jugs, Electric Lamps, Fern Dishes with linings, Sugar and Cream Sets, Comports, Mayonnaise Sets, Cov ered Butter or Cheese Dishes, Water Bottles, Decanters, Perfume Bottles, etc, etc. Pieces at 98c and $1.98 Less Variety and Smaller Than at $2.98 Ever Sale ! Not Seconds i Invest in Wedding Presents. J $1.98 $2.98 K AUFMAN CLOTHING CO., 933 Penna. Ave.