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'VT ZfrzJ-T"Si-'JfmiVw lTT!"fnT"r' rfr""" "v r "jwraiww A 't "3?1 c''a3 ywr ,T.rrry TVS" ""i?'4f'rT7 """" VT"r" T ' tv , Wqgftfttjftro Wmt WEATHER FORECAST: Fair Tonight (Pull Report on Pajro Two.) HOME EDITION NTJMBEB 8754. WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER , 20, 1015. PRICE ONE CENT. Hie BULGARIANSFORD ADVISED CANAL C WE TWO TO AMERICANSPEACE CRUISE (Tear Down United States Flag on Red Cross Building in Monastir Seizure. STORES ARE- CONFISCATED Appeal Made to State Depart ment Former Kansan ;( Hoaded Raiders. By WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD. SALONIKI. Dec 20.-Mrs. Walter Harwell, of Chicago, was roughly handled by Bulgarian sojdlcrs, who at tacked Dr. Harry S. Fprbcs, of Boston. American lied Cross worker, in a raid on th6 American Red Cross headquar ters at Monastir, Serbia, accordlnff to word brought here 'today. The American nag was torn from the building and Red Cross stores for the relief of Serbians sclzed'-tor use by tne Bulgarian army. Bontrles were sta tioned at all doors of the Red Cross building and tho American workers and Airs, Farwell vlrtuully made prisoners. Appeal To United States. iJdwam Stuart, ehler ot tho American Red Cross forces In Serbia, today ap pealed to the American State Uepart jnent, through Consul Kehl, to demand that lira. Farwell and Forbes bo al lowed lu lfuvu Munuuiir. A Kcd Cross ucent, who itponuu tue attucK 10 Htu art, attlU Mac tney were sate taut "Wednesday, but turn, tho mtuatiun was jfrowuK very uninvaaoiit. ii not ucvu uVy dangerous. .boroea. according lo reports received by tne Uuu uio! oniutuis neio, pur chased twenty-tour carloads 01 hour lroin the Licruund beiui-o mey cyucu atcd iuon'usur. no aioiedil In Uel Cross I1cu0.14uurt1.rt., una wus uistrio utlng smuti portions uauy- lu tno 2,ww impoverished luinuics in .uonastit. The Bulgarians icpeaicuiy uomahd ed tnai forties sell ute nuur 10 Uieic trpops, oftclug uoUbi prices, tforooa refused, expluiniut,- that ine Hour wu, -Uie . prupuriy of a the". American Red Cro ion distribution .among civilian. When the Buigars threat nod tu ijoiiiiscate the liuUr" Ftyrbeo hung an 4ieiieuii flug over the door Former Kansas Deputy. ijeVcrul uuiguiiau uinc-urt, frith thir ty aoldleiM, auudenly descended upon the builuliiK' ana tore down the flag. One otliccr, vnu sum he waa h fqrmur deputy ulitrlit in ivuusau, exclaimed to iforbua. "1 know inac iu. ito ouly gouu onougu to acme .iieAlcunc not Uuib'ars.' Several soldiers sprang Upou Forbes, according to the icpoit received b Red Croats otllciuis hure. In the strug gle un oineer struct htm with tuv butt ot hin otvoid. Mrs. l'itr.eli attempted to photo t'tupli iiv unauers. 'inroe soldier" ncUed her by the neck and" arms and smashed her cunieru. 'Ihe llult'urs ilieii seized two car loads of Hour anu warned Forbes and Airs. Farwoll not to attempt to leave, the building;. A Red L'ioss agent, who was sent into berbia In an attempt to reach lorbcs and Mrs. Farwell, was turned back at the Bulgarian lines. He gath ered the story 01 tho raid from Bul garian ofttciuls with whom he con versed. Mrs. Farwell, Former Washingtonian, Held Captive by Bulgars Mrs. Walter Farwell, reported to have been taken Into custody with Dr. Harry 8. Forbes, of the Red Cross, by Bulgarians at Monastir, Serbia, is itho wlfo of Walter Farwell, ot Chicago. She was a Washington girl. Miss Mil dred Williams, before her marriuge, about fifteen years ago. Her huland is a millionaire, son or the late r B. Farwell, United States benator from Illinois. Mrs. Karwcira lather was the late Ucn. Robert Wil liams. Her mother was a daughter ot Senator Stephen Douglas, famous as the opponent of Lincoln In the Lincoln Douglas debates, and was known as the most beautiful woman in Washington In tho lato Ws, The Douglas home was the scene of gay social life. Miss Mildred Williams, when here, also was prominent In social activi ties. Mrs. Farwelt was abroad as a corres pondent for tho Chicago Tribune. It is assorted she hRd been assured of safety at Monastir by tho Hulgarlans. Dr. Forbes is a young noscon sur geon who went to Serbia with tho Red Cross sanitary commission, under Dn Richard P. Strong, of Harvard, to study ?.n cl.e.ar un V10 tVPhijn situation. When tho commission returned to tho United States Dr. Forbes decided to re main, and went to Monastir to attend to tho sick and wounded Serbians. When tho Bulgarian forces captured Monastir Dr. Forbes declined to leave and stuck to his hospital. "That Is a habit tho American sur geons In the war zones have acquired." Mr. Blcknell stated this morning at Rod Cross headquarter In the War Depart ment, "They hnvr iidtmlly stuck to their sick and wounde'l. no matter who captured the towns they ir In. Thoy have always boon tioised fi by the captors, who nre c!") to 'Wl wlde awako Amorlcnn dnr" n-i th job. I suppose Dr. Forbo ' --rmi boen captured and Is 'n cmi n - t arrest, tho same as every ' u - u 'n Mon astic I feel no ii'- 'i,. ni,n Mm. The Bulgarians rrc li-n n-ilformly kind and crfurtooti1 ' our p'.op!c under similar circumstances." Proposes Memorial 1 To Monitor's Inventor Senator O'Gorman has introduced In the Senate a bill for a suitable memor ial to John Krlewnn th Inventor Hnd constructor of th' .Monitor. It is to be erested m I lie lUmtlct, and an ar. artiPriatlpn of (lCO.OuO u proposed. GIVE UP HIS Judge Lindsoy Suggests Cru sader Turn Enterprise to Finding Homes for Orphans. CHIEFS NOW SEE FAILURE Ardor Dampened by Coolness to Party in NorwayBacker Determined to Go On. By CHARLES P. STEWART. CHRISTIANA. Dec. 20. For the first time sine the Oscar II aet sail from New Vork. leaden of the Ford peace, party today began- lo doubt the suc cess of plans for a peace congress of neutrals. The expedition has reached its first neutral country, and the reception has lacked warmth. If It has not been hos tile. The unfriendly attitude of the Norwegian "press has convinced the peace chiefs that their plans to bring the boys out of the trenches will en counter rough sledding among European neutrals. Judge Ben B. T.tndsey, of Denver, ons of the most prominent figures aboard thlp. today advised Ford to abandon tio peace mission altogether. Llndsey Is convinced that pence efforts will be hopeless, and ho ragged Ford to change his plans ar turn the enterprise Into one for finding homes for war orphans. Suggestions Rejected. Fcrd refused to consider the sugges tion. 1I3 Is not nt all downcast by the icccptlon tho peace argosy received upon Its arrival here or by the row that broke out in m!d-Atlantlc lie hod his emissaries busy today trying to ar range an audience with the King of Norway. Rumors of important developments are current, however. "Ford's tlouten- uuie u.uiuik (.link liiu iqiuiti yiuiiii 'uic uv better aaveMopetliahan, .fr hen' the party i left Ner-iTork; Tho cost of th$ peocel onuiiucu pj Dccvnu ,fuui STAFF OF ONE FIRM GIVES W TO MllS PUT THROUGH "Self-Denial Day" in Business Institution Swells Fund for Charity "Opportunities' (rhristmas will come before this week ends, and Washlngtonlans will etcher let pass the opportunity to do good, to bring a little happiness Into tho lives v of the poor, or they will make the sea son mean something to the unfortunate. The Associated Charities, following the custom of years, has selected a number of cases where the hanl of charity should be extended "Opportuni ties." they are called. Each opportunity offers anyone a chance to help some one more unfortunato than the giver. The full list or these opportunities Is given elsewhere in The Times today and each tells Its own story of the other side of life in a prosperous com munity. Chance To Bring Joy. According to an announcement made today by the Associated Charities, the employes of ono company have shown the way to some who doubtless are better able to give than the men who are setting the example. If Washlng tonlans In general would follow this example of the working men whose charity is cited In this announcement there would be Joy In many a Wash ington home a week hence. The thermometer will not have to hover below zero nor the snow bo piled knee deep to cause those In need to suffer. The lack of a wage earner, which results In no money and this In no food and shelter, can cause as much heart-rending distress In balmy spring (Continued on Pago Fourteen.) "Toodles" Ryan Reported to Be Engaged to Former Fern croft Inn Proprietor. BOSTON. Pee. 20. According to hotel and cafe rumor. Hurry K. Mansfield, former proprietor of Fernrroft Inn, and Miss Elizabeth M. ("Toodles") Ryan, who lost her sensational JW.00O hrcach-of.-promlse suit ngalnst the innkeeper, have become reconciled and are en gnced. The rumor has it that Mansfield and "Toodles" long ago forgot their contest before the Jury, and are constantly seen In each other's company. Letters havo been received here from Now York Having they hav? been een together there In several nlares. including Dcl monlro's. Mnnaflrld's "ttomey. M. !.. Sullivan, only said: "All I ran say Is that Mans field and Mies Ryan arc not enemies." W UNHD FOR $50,000 BALM PLOT IS LAID BARE BY CONFESSION Aide of Alleged Chief Conspira tor Says Waterway's Strong - Guard Foiled Plans. LOOKED FOR "WEAK SPOTS" Dynamite-Arson Case Regarded i as Clinched by United States Investigators. ? NEW YORK. Dec. 20. A complete statement regarding tho pro-German plot to dynamlto the Wetland canal was made today by Fred Motxler, according to Federal authorities in charge of the investigation. In the confession cover ing Teutonic conspiracies Mctzler in volved Captains von Papon and Boy-Ed, recalled attaches of the German em bassy, the Government's agents said. Metzlcr was secretary to Paul Koenlg, head of the Hamburg-American Lane's secret police, who is charged with be ing the "brains" of the alleged con spiracy. Indictments based on M'etzlcr's story are expected by "Wednesday, It was re ported this afternoon. Mo tiler's col lapse under a constant fire of questions since his arrest last week was regard ed by the Government as clinching the case they are to put before the grand Jury. Found Guard Too Strong. Unfolding the arrangements to dyna mite tho canal, Metzler is said to have described the movements of George Fuchs. an employe of Koenlg'a. when Fuchs made a trip to Niagara Falls last September. This trip was for the pur pose of finding the canal's weak spots, Metzler Is said to have declared, but resulted In a report to Koenlg that , though the canal had vulnerable points. It was too well guarded for a success ful dynamite "plant." Tho Government's information also dealt with activities of Koenlg hi Port land, Me., and' Quebec ' Four witnesses from Niagara Falls ' (Coutlnued on Second Page.) BIG REALTY DEAL Wardman Courts Transferred to Mrs. Holliday, Who Gives Brighton in Deal. A real estate transaction, involving properties valued at approximately Sl.260,000, was concluded today with tno recording of deeds transferring tno East,' West, and South Wardman Courts and the Brighton apartment, The deal was made between Harry Wardman and Thomas Bones, on tho one hand, and Mrs. Henrietta M. Hal llday, on the others. Messrs. Wardman and Bones con veyed the Wardman Courts at Four teenth and Clifton streets northwest to Mrs. Halllday. The deed bears $365 worth of stamps. Indicating a trans fer of an equity valued at $365,000. and the property is subject to a trust of 1528,000.02, thus bringing the total value to nearly $900,000. Mrs. Halllday In turn conveyed to Messrs. Wardman and Bones the Brighton at 2123 California street. The latter deed bears $150 worth of stamps, giving the equity conveyed a value of $150,000. The property Is subject to a trust of $150,000. BOY INVALID WANTS Little Patient at Washington Asylum Hospital Makes Strange Christmas Request. The strangest Christmas wish In Washington Is that of an orphaniboy, fifteen years old. a victim of what the physicians say Is an Incurable malady and now a patient in the Washington Asylum Hospital, where there are no other boys to be his companions. Ho Is Wllbert Sulllcan, und ho wants some stereoscopic pictures the old fashioned doublo view kind that remind ono of hair-covered furniture, wax flowers under a class dome and a large conch shell on the center table. It will mako no difference to Wllbert If the slightly faded. He can He on his cot uuu biiu mem inio ma sierescope, which Is always near him. and travel all over the world. h!s Imagination triumphant over nettv details. Thero Isn't much to see from Wilbur's home except the mud flats of the East ern Branch, tho Tufted States Jail, and a cemetery. So when he got hold of a btereoscone and a few battered pictures he turned to nleasanter things. To Mrs. Wilfred M. Barton, of 1730 Connecticut avenuo northwest, ho cort- ?deJ ,fow daya aK0 thftt aH he wants for Christmas arc somo now views. Ho Isn't particular what views, but lust some new ones. , And Mrs. Barton is telling everybody of the boy's wish and has arranged to call for all pirtures that sympathetic Demons may offer him. STEREOSCOPE VIEWS CROWDS FAIL TO SEE WILSON AND HIS BRIDE President and Mrs. Wilson Ex ' elusive in Their Suite at Hot Springs Hotel. MOVIE MEN DISAPPOINTED Community Feels Honor Has Been Conferred Upon It by Executive's Stay There. HOT SPRINGS. Va., Dec. 20.-P.ernln-Ing In seclusion, thereby disappointing hotel guests and natives of this resort the President and the new "First Lady of the land" nro today on the second day of their honeymoon. The President and Mrs. Wilson took breakfast and lunch in their rooms, much to the regret of those who lingered In the big hotel dining-room In tho hone that Ihe couple would give the public a glimpse of themselves. The guests of the Home stead hope to see the President and his bride somo time today, as the weather is ideal for golfing, and both of tbtm ar fond of the Scotch game. It waa rumored about tho hotel this morning that the couple will take a ride over the Virginia mountains this after noon, and everybody will be on the lookout. ' No Public Work. Public business has not vet Intruded upon the honcymoonera. Tho President and Mrs. Wilson spent the morning an swering many messages of comrratula- tI6n. among them being thoso from the crowned heads of Europe. Charles Hwcm. the President's expert stenogra pher, was called In this morning for a brief but busy vrxafnn. Arrangements huvo been made for a direct telephone wire totweon tho Pi evident' suite and tho White House. A red.. Kami In the head telephone ofilco will warn of any attempts' to eavesdrop conversations, and the telephone, com pany has guarded against tho "cutting In" of outsiders. A number'TJf Secret Senrlcfl men 'tire ptiitlonmLabout the corridor leading to the Piwaldcnt's room. Their chief troubles nre with tho ".movio" opera tors, Tho President has given ordors that there ahull be no pictures modo during his honeymoon Journey, and, It Is difficult for the Secret Service men to convince tho persistent moving Pic lurr photographers that the order will be enforcod. The movie men were foiled yesterday becauso the couple did not leave their suite, but they aro still about the hotel nearly a dozen, of them. Send Round Robin. They made a final and desperate at tempt today to break down the Presi dent's dictum. A round robin letter was written by all tne photographers, a diplomatic note with arguments and assurances that no attempt would be mado to steal pictures if It was con trary to the President's wishes. Those close to the President said his decision against picture-taking wili not bu shaken. The niovlo men are In clined to believe this, and have made preparations to leave tonight. There was a rumor this afternoon that the President would go riding. Tho proof for this rumor was that a cer tain horso had been engaged for a cer tain man, whose name would not be given. The President Is not an enthusi astic horseman, although Mrs. Wilson is fond of riding. That a great many congratulations have come In is known. But how many or who sent them cannot be learned. On this, as on other points. It Is be coming Increasingly apparent that the two have determined that this Is to be their wedding. After many redraftings, the movie men have completed their note, lu which they request a few pictures. They havo forwarded It with as much ceremony as a representation to a foreign country. But no answer has come as yet. iVILLA FREE IN U, S., IF HE DOESN'T PLOT Funston Ordered to Protect Him as Refugee and Extradition Will Be Refused. Acting on Instructions from the Stile Department, the War Department has notified MaJ. Oen. Frederick H. Funi ton, commanding the. American border forces, that-0n. Francisco Vjlla. who has abandoned his rebellion in Mexlo Is to be accorded full protection If he crosses the American border as a refu gee. The northern chieftain will not be ar rested, and should ,the C'arranxa gov ernment demand his extradition It will be refused. Villa Is to be regarded ns a political refugoc, and for that reason not subject to extradition or deporto- On the other hand, should Villa at tempt to organize anotner expedition ngalnct Carranza from the American side, he will be treated In the same man ner aa former President Huerta. who discovered In a plot to start a new revolution- from lil Paso, was arrested, nnd now Is watting trial. Carranza hua de manded Huertas extradition on tho charge of hftvlnr murdered former President Madero. Jail for Police Chief. TBBNTON-. NT. J.. Dec. 20. United States Judge nellstab today sentenced Samuel Merchant, former police chief of Woodbury. N. J., to threo years in tho New Jcrsov State prison for send ing Improper letters through the malls. Appeals to' President to Save Two Million Babies Appeal will be made to Presi dent Wilson to use his office in preventing death by starva tion of two million babies in Germany, threatened, it Is said, by a milk famine. Dr. Edmund von Mach, execu tive head of the citizens' com mittee on food shipments, of New York, called at the White House today, seeking an audi ence with tho President at Hot Springs., The conference will be arranged now or im mediately upon the Presi dent's return to Washington. Von Mach, a Boston physician, and a German by birth, rep resents the German-American and Austro-German people in this country oacking the movement. He insists that England's blockade of Ger many is not affecting the men tit Germany, but that thous ands of babies are in danger of dying for lack of milk. Nil U. S. CITIZENS LOST WITH ANC01 Page, at Rome, Reports Twelve Americans on Ship Only Three Known Survivors. The State Department today an nounced that twelve Americans vre Known to be aboard the Ancon.a when the Austrian submarine sunk that ves sel. Three only are known to have sur vived. The department received this Informa tion In the following cablegram ilated Ktlurdav from Ambassador Pago at Itfine; -- "Twche Americans- known to have!- been abouYd Attcona, Thpywer Mrs. rile-irOriel,-ft?cSrenV Joseph Tor- risi ana iiaugnter. conneia. seoona 'nbln, bearing American p&SSDorts &80 and 2SS7. and third cabin. Alexander Po tnllvo. wife. Maria; Nicola Potalivo. two ons Mario, aged nineteen: Irlando, aged sevpnteen and two daughter. Ma ria Irmldii, aged fourteen, and Maria, aced cloven. Previous speUlng I'atta tlvo was erroneous. 1'aixiUale Isurmlo, formerly mentioned as Maurino. natu ralized; Mm Francis Xascola I.araura. reported as wife naturalized American citizen, and child, name not given. "Of foregoing only thrre aro known to nave nurvlvcd. namely. Mrs. Grlel, who left Komo to sail today from Bor-'U-uux hy steamer Ilochantbeau: Joseph Torrisl In hlspltal at McnyviUe. Tu nisia, and Irlando Potalivo." Text of Note On Wednesday. The State Department also announced today that the ofllelal text of the sec ond note to Aw-tria on the sinking of the Ancona will be made public at noon on Wednesday. It Mifl dispatched to Vienna early yesterday morning. The delay In mak ing it public Is due to a deslro on the part of tho department to Insure its de livery to the Austrian foreign oftico "beforo the text Is published In this . country. . To al llnlcnts and purposes the note Is an ultlm.iU.m. Unless Austi la com-' piles with the American demands diplo matic relations will be severed. To a irrcat extent the whole situa tion Is up to Germany. That Austria's ally Is endeavoring in every possible wav to avoid the threatened rupture between Vienna and Washington is in dicated In dispatches from Berlin. Germany Also Threatened. It Is realized in Germany, these re ports Intimate, that If Austria and the United states break It will only be a short time before a similar prospect will threaten the relations between Ger many and the United States, owing to the failuro of Germanv to accede finally to the demands of the United States for a settlement of the Lusltanla contro versv. Tho press In England and France al ready Is commenting that the United States should have done with Germany In the first Instance, lust what she has done with Austria. Cruiser of British Is Off Galveston Unidentified Warship Refuses to Answer Calls From Wire less Stations. GALVESTON. Dec. 20. An uniden tified British cruiser with four fun nels appeared off the outer bar today. She .refused to respond ' to wireless calls from land stations. Harbor officials believe she Is t.le same war craft which patrolled off this city a few days before the Amer ican steamer Au Sable, claimed by the British to be German ownec sailed for Denmark. Another Snowstorm Is Due Here Tomorrow There Is a probability of mora snow in Washington tomorrow. It all depends on tho behavior of a storm which la today centered over tho eastern portion of the .:ul' of Mexico. Lccort. as such. storms frequently do. n aoiuntiiuii nm imru anow nmotrow. If It takes a northeasterly course across the Atlantic, talr and cool weather will continue here. Tragedy Steamer Sold. CHICAGO. Dec. M. Tho tragedy steamer Kastland was sold for 46.0OO at auction today to b. A. Evers. repre senting the Illinois naval reserve, and will be used as a training ship. 100,000 AT DARDANELLES ARE WITHDRAWN Abandonment of Attempt To Force Straits Presaged Troops Sent Either To Defense CASUALTIES ARE INSIGNIFICANT Troops On Gallipoli Peninsula Still Hold Krithia Trenches With French Forces. Allies in Balkans Re-enforced and Saloniki Fortifications Strengthened. LONDON, Dec. 20. All British troops at the Suvla Bay and Anzac region of the Dardanelles, together with guns, have been transferred to "another sphere of opera tions," the war office announced today. Presumably the British troops are being withdrawn for service either at Saloniki or in Egypt. The withdrawal affects more than 100,000 British troops who have been vainly attempting for several months to advance against the Turks in the Suvla Bay and Anzac regions on the west shore of Gallipoli peninsula. No men tion was made by the war office of any withdrawals from the Sedd-Ul-Bahr ,region, at the southern tip of Gallipoli, , where French and British troops.hold lines .near JCritiiia. The withdrawal, however, may be the forerunner of the abandonment of the whole Dardanelles campaign in favor of Balkan operations or to defend Egypt against the expected Turco-German invasion. WITH FEW CASUALTIES. More than 100,000 British troops, made up largely of Australians, New Zealanders, and Canadians, were landed on the shores of Suvla Bay and in the Anzac region several months after the first land operations against the Darda nelles were begun from the region of Sedd-Ul-Bahr. Their object was to cut the Turkish communications and drive across the peninsula to an attack on the Dardanelles forts from the rear. The attempt failed after nearly meeting with success in a grand assault. The British were driven back to their trenches close to the water's edge. They have made no im portant advance since the days immediately following the landing. The transfer was accomplished "with insignificant casualties," the war office added, indicating that the Turks launched a furious attack when the troops began re-embarking. One of the objections against abandonment of the Dardanelles operations was the fear that the troops would be slaughtered by Turkish artillery while en route in small boats to the transports. It is assumed that British and French warships covered the retreat. Egypt Is Defended; Russ Plan New Blow IXNDON. Dec. 20. That Russia has abandoned all Idea of entering tho Balkan campalrn. was apparently confirmed in Sofia dispatches to day, announcing the withdrawal of Slav troops from Benl, on the Rou manian frontier, where they have beqn concentrated for several weeks. Sofia corroborated reports reaching Rotterdam that the Russian troops were belne transferred to tho Bukowlna frontier, presumably for a new blow at Austria. Diplomats wero advised a few dayB ago that tho Czar had given up hope of obtaining Roumanian co-operation In sending troops down the Danube In Bulgaria. Tho Roumanians threatened to oppose with arms any movement of Slavs across their frontier. Think Egypt Safe. Amsterdam dispatches, reporting that Field Marshal von der Goltz has ar rived In Svria to lead a Turco-German Invasion of Egypt fall to agitate British military experts. Officials believe a more formidable army would be required for a success ful Invasion via the Suez canal than Germany and Turkev ran possibly muster and equip. In view of conditions on other fronts. If such an expedition Is attempted Germany will find It neces sary to retain huxo forces in the Bal BRITISH At Suvla Bay May Be Saloniki Or To the of Egypt. kans to prevent Anglo-French troops, co-operating with Russians and possibly Roumanians, from cutting her lines of communication. Nevertheless England Is taking rM chances. British military experts b( licve that tho expeditionary defense erected In the Suez cunul rcglort slnc the abortive attempts of the Turk against Egypt early in the war, ai now practically Impregnable The Chief Concern. "It would require at least two months for the Gertnins and Turks to assemble menacing forces on tho Egyptian front." one official said. "In the meantime England would nave amnio opportunity to tv-enforco her Egyptian troops suf llclcntly to meet any attempt at an in vasion." The Egyptian situation is being watched, but England's more Immediate concern today is the situation at Sa loniki and at tho Dardanelles. There Is little chance of an effectlvo German of fensive on the western front during the winter. In view of the weather condi tions thus far. which aro worse than last year. The German offensive around Yprcs, reported In last night's war office, statement, and other recent German activities In Franco and Flnn ders, are not considered tho beginnings of a new German "drive." Similar attacks may be expected within the next few weeks, against both the British and French fronts. In the opinion of British military man. m .