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-wr - -qyy qg-yyn-ft r-yrty igp 'Mf , .Hpl4ffm v pp., j Chettrogfrro Sfmg WEATHER FORECAST: F&ir Tonight (Full Report on Page Two.) Sunday Evening ! P Edition NUMBER 8760. WASHIKGfTQN, SUNDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26, 1915. PBICE ONE CENT. "."IS.'-yV1'; W JW"" CAPITAL GATES MMMPrarefor of Startling Events, Says Noted Seer, Who Predicts Fires And Disturbances for Washington ARE OPENED TO ISSUES STOLEN PAN AMERICA NETOUTIN EAST Delegates to Scientific Congress Will Arrive on Special Train This Afternoon. TWO RECEPTIONS TONIGHT John Barrett and Maddin Sum mers, Accompanied by Aides, Meet Visitors at Baltimore'. The capital of the greatest republic opened Us sates this afternoon to pclentista, 'statesmen, lurlsts, economics, nnd other learned men of all the American countries, wh,o are en routo t this hour to attend the second Pan American scientific congress. At 4 o'clock today the delegates. f rom the Americas -will arrive at the Union Station by special train. The special left New York at U o'clock this morn ing, and It had aboard 'some of the greatest minds of the western hemis phere. Opening Session Tomorrow. The congress will hold Its opening ses sion tomorrow, and then worth-while men of many nations will bend their energies toward the advancement of science among the American countries, the promotion of trade, the Increase of culture, and the encouragement of mu tual helpfulness. John Barrett, director general of the Pan-American Union, and Maddin Sum mers, accompanied by twenty special delegation aides, left Washington at 1 o'clock today. Thev will meet the dis tinguished delegates In Baltimore and escort them to this city. When the visitors arrive they will be met at the Union Station by William Phillips. Third Assistant Secretary of State, Capt. Powell Claytoji, U. S. A.: Glen I Rwlggctt, assistant secretary of the congress, and the members of the United States delegation. Receptions Tonij'ht. The South and Central American delegates win p, a,t once,to the Wll lard At" 3 o'clock'thls evening there will be a reception for the male mem bers of the party In the small ball" room of the willard. Simultaneously the w men members of the congress and the woman's auxiliary conference. (Continued on Page Nine.) VOLUME OF MAIL IS Bulk of Stolen Securities Re covered $115,000 Worth Still Missing. TWO COLORED MEN HELD Some of the Stock Paper Burn ed About the Edges and Others Bloodmarked. GERMANSOPEN OHCE MORE HEAVY Mass of Letters, Greetings, and Packages Almost as Great as Christmas Eve. Great masses of late Christmas mall confronted the day force at the Post office when It reported for duty this morning, and It was estimated that the work would be almost as heavy ns It was on Christmas Eve. The unpre cedented volume of lotters, cards of greeting and packages was due to the tardiness of a number of persons who sited until the last moment to mall their remembrances, and to train de la s in the West and Northwest, where traffic has been hampered to a great extent by storms. As a result of the great amount of work to be done to clear up the Christ mas mall, and the New Tear mall which will begin tomorrow, the cleri cal force in the Postofflce and carriers will have to stay on the Job continuously until after the first of the year and do thlr celebrating of the Yuletlde sea son a week after It has passed. Je- ause of tha Mg volume of matter still to be handled, the large extra force of i ollege students and other young men will be kept on by Postmaster Chance until after next Saturday. Four Million Mail Packages Handled in New York During Week NKW TOrtK, Dec 26 During the twenty-four hours ending with the first tick of Christmas morning, five million Christmas cards were mailed In Man hHttan and the 'Bronx, and this Is onlv nn Indication of the record Chrlstm-'i msll the New York postofflce has ef fectively handled In the last twenty dsys. Kecause hundreds of thousands of persons heeded Postmaster Morgan's pica to mall Christmas things early, the record-breaking number of parcel post packages and all classes of regu lar mall, taking 72.100,000 stamps, worth approximately J2.5O0.OO0. were delivered this evening. Four million packages, neighing from a few ounces to fifty pounds, passed through the New York office In the Inst seven days. This Is an Inercnse of $337,000 'n postal business nei last year's Christmas mailing. Letters of Prince Show Serbia's Role Before War ru;n.MN. Dec. 2fi (wireless via Say-'lei-ln ransacking the palace of the H'fblan crown prince at Xtsh numeroit.i li-rume'H veto found. Among them were 500 letters, correspondence with arlous rulers, that shed intr'estlng lizlr on Serbia's role before she began the Pieaent war. WILMINGTON. Del., Dec. 26. Federal and police departments In every large city In the East have been apprised of one of the most daring postal robberies ever perpetrated here. Perhaps $115,000 'worth of stocks, bonds, and other negotiable papers, the property of the E. I. du Pont de Ne moursA' Co., powder makers, and other local banking and brokerage hcrtaes. are still unaccounted for following the theft of a million dollars In securities from a United States registered mall pouch while It was being hauled from the postofflce to the French street rail road station on Friday night. Prac tically every bank cast of Chicago hiva been Informed of the robberv and re quested to be on the outlook for the valuable papers. Local postofflce and doIIcc authorities have recovered more than JM0.000 worth of unnegotlable and negotiable napera which were stolen from the notich. Al thoucli two negroes are under arrest ac cused of the actual theft. It Is believed that these men were the. tools of cun ning thieves who planned the robbery. Found In Old Stove. The two prisoner. Albert Johnson and Earl Johnson, were taken before United States Commissioner Mahaffy vesterday afternoon and placed under $3,000 ball for a further hearing on December 30. Late last night policemen made a search of the house where the negroes lived and found in an old stove In a kitchen shed checks which were slgau and Indorsed totaling $133,000. Until the police notification wan sent out it was thought that the dis covery of the hulk of the stocks In the home of two colored mall wagon drlyeia had practically dissipated thti belief that outsiders participated In tho robbery. Postofflce Inspeptor Plummer and city policemen discovered $350,000 In check and bonds of the du Pont Company last night. Checks Burned at Edges. The checks were slightly burned at the edges. Indicating that a hasty at tempt had been made to destroy them. One check had a bloodmark, leading the officers to believe one of the negroes cut his hand slightly in ripping open the registered pbueh. The search continues for the missing securities, worth $116,000. The two mail drivers have not divulged their hid ing place. The drivers, although of the same name, are not related. They were not Government employes, hut carried the mall to the station for the contractor for sucu service. The wagon In charge of the colored men carried three sacks of register d mall when It left for the station Friday night. One sack contained stock of the du Pont Powder Company, as welt as that of the Atlas and Hercules powder companies and Geenral Motors. The stock wan the property of brokers and company officials. Believe Others Involved. The theory has been advanced that parties other than the two men un der arrest boarded the mall wagon between the time it left the postofflce and reached the railroad station and after slashing the pouch extracted the contents, The robbery was discovered at the railroad station. The men were not locked up Immediately, but were permit ted tc keep on the wagon to haul other pounches which contained Christmas mall matter and parcels. There were three mall pouches on the wagon which left the postofflce Friday night. The drivers were given a paper to be turned over to the railroad em Plovs signifying that three pouches were to be delivered. The drivers delivered only two pouches. This discrepancy, caused the railroad men to be suspecious, and they Immediately notified the post-office. Fights 2 Gunmen; Saves Her Turkey Plucky Woman Then Trails Pair and Aids Capture of One, Charging $5 Theft. NEW YORK. Dec. 26. Held up by two gunmen, who aimed revolvers at her, as she was carrying home a Christ mas turkey about dawn, Mrs. Florence Herbert fought to retain possession of her dinner and a small purse. The robbers, who appeared from a hallway on Humboldt street, found a light to the finish. One of the bandits got In a blow with a club on the woman's head, and she sank to tho sidewalk. Though only mo mentarily disabled, the advantage gave one a chance to snatch the purse, which held $3. The second man was about to grab the turkey when Mrs. Herbert, re covering, snatched It and screamed. This, her first scream, after several minutes of fighting, called a policeman In time to see Mrs. Herbert chasing two men. lie joined In the pursuit, hut the men dodged Into a hallway, hurdled back fences, and were lost. Mrs. Herbert told her story. The policeman suggested that they canvass saloons In the district. An hour later she nnd the policeman were In a saloon at Humboldt and Sleserole streets. "That's one of the men." said Mrs. Herbert pointing to a man at the bar. The policeman grabbed him on Mrs. Herbert's complaint of felonious assault and, robbery Mrs. Herbert did not lota thtturkajr. Domestic Events of Importance ' The United States may expect many surprising events that affect both business and po litical conditions. Strikes and riot's, with great loss of property, are prognosti cated. There will be sharp rises and declines in the money market. Death will remove two financiers at times of critical crises, one in January and one in .July. Great naval activity is pre dicted for the autumn. A stormy national election is prophesied. Bitter personali ties, unexpected political com plications, and a party split of far-reaching effect are fore told. Army, navy, and civil service problems will be much discussed. Gabriel Neith, Astrologer, Declares Planets Foreshadow Assassination of a Public Man in 1916 -Stormy National Election Prophesied Sees Injury to Czar. FORESEES END OF THE WAR IN 1918 WOLD WILSON A CAPTIVE INDOORS President Only Slightly Indispos ed Storm Tears Down Telegraph Wires. HOT SPRINGS. Va.. Dec. 88. A cold, causrd bv being drenched while playing golf yesterday In a driving rain, and a blanket pf snow fve Inches thick all over the. surrounding country? hejd Ireafijvat Wilson" and his bride prisoners In their suite at the Holmstead Hotel today. The President Is only slightly Indisposed President Wilson was out of touch with official affairs In Washington and spent part of the day going "over a num ber of Important Papers he brought here to examine during his honeymoon. The big storm which swept oer Hot Springs tore down all the telegraph wires be tween here and the North, Including the President's prlvato wire As a result lie was unabje to get Into communication bv telcgranh with the White House. A long distance telephone message re ceived here brought tho Information that the President's confidential messen ger would bring a large batch of official papers here tomorrow morning. Among the papers, It is understood, will be several documents from Secretary Larf slng relating to the Ancona controversy and other important matters. A large crowd which gathered nt the church expecting to see the President and Mrs, Wilson was disappointed when It became known that they would not at tend. Scores of ;sldents of this vicinity braved the deep snow nnd came here In all manner of conveyances and afoot to get a glimpse of the President and the new "First Lady of the Land." GRIP IpTdEMIC IS A RECORD BREAKER Hundreds of -Philadelphians Suc cumb to Pneumonia and Influenza. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 28. With a total of 834 deaths In Philadelphia dur ing the last week, all records for the last five years were broken by the epi demic of grip and pneumonia which has invaded the city. The number of deaths due to pneu monia was 140, while ninety-three per sons succumbed to broncho-pneumonia and fifty-two to influenza. The ma jority of these cases was attributed di rectly to the grip epidemic and is far above the normal rate. Admiral George Dewey Is 78 Years Old Today Admiral George Dewey, who emerged victorious with the stars and Stripes at the battle of Manila bay, is seventy eight years old today. Despite his ad vanced years he Is enjoying good health, retains an active Interest In the pro gram for propaiedness, and recently aided In the preparation of a report of the general board, of which he is chairman, recommending a navy that will cope with any enemy fleet which may be sent to these shores. Scores of friends or the retired a fighter remembered that this was his birthday and congratulatory messages and calls of good will were received at his residence In K street. Admiral Dewey spent tho day quietly, but prob nbly will take his customary drive about tho suburbs of Washington thl after noon. Undertaker Shoots Wife As He Hands Her Gift ST. PAl'L. Minn.. Dec. M.-Wlth a re volver In one hand ' and a Christmas gift In the other, Ilcnjamln Arbuckle. an undertaker, called his wife to him to day and said "Here's your present " As She reached for It, he shot her, and then turned the gun on himself. Ho will dl, his wife will recover. Foremost among the astrologers of America is Gabriel Neith. Consulted continuously by a host of prominent people including bankers, merchants, politicians, and society women, Neith's forecasts have aroused extraor dinary interest. Startling are the predictions for the coming year. Curiosity or superstition, either, gives to thiB vision into the future intense interest. With stupendous world events occurring day by day the accompanying prophecy is striking and fascinating. 'By GABRIEL NEITH. With the coming of the new year it is pleasant to forget all the horrors of 1915, but we who study the stars foresee that 1916 will transcend in startling events, upheavals of nature, and waste of human life any twelve months in previous history. The record of the new year, however, will not be altogether somber, for 1916 will be a period of greatest extremes. While all the forces of nature appear to unite for the destruction of material things, there will be a clearer vision concerning the unseen world. Counter balancing greed, cruelty, and selfishness, heroism, kindness, and sacrifice will tend to uplift the races of men. Doubtless the first question in every mind will be: What do the seers predict concerning the war? The answer is that the end is far off. Although there will be periods when a strong current appears to be. carrying the conflicting nations toward peace, it is not' likely that the great world, combat 'yill end Until 1918. One of the times when peace appears probable will be in March, 1916, and the other in the summer of 1918. This is a cylic war. The sub-cycle of Mars, the warrior, began with the equinox of 1909, in the cycle of Jupiter, the builder of fame. When the period of Saturn, the subduer, came in 1914, the war-cloud burst, and it is probable that the conflict will continue until 1918, when dawns the period of Venus, human love and sympathy. Unfortunately, the sub cycle of Mars continues until 1944, and even though there may be a temporary cessation of hostilities in 1916 or 1918, war is likely to break out with renewed vigor later. Unless peace is attained in the spring of 1916, Holland, Norway, and Sweden may become involved in the war. There are also certain indications that March and June may be months of peril for the United States, through internal trouubles as well as external dangers. CRISIS AND RECOVERY. Germany comes under a threatening sway of the planets in January and March. The death of a high official, possibly a member of the royal family, is foreshadowed. Discontent will' breed in all classes, and the policy of the war lords may be severely criticised. Disasters at sea are indicated. May shows peril for either the Kaiser or the crown prince. The summer is more encouraging, but an adverse change in December, 1916, precedes sudden and startling events. England has rather a dubious augury, including sudden re verses for January, danger from air raids the first week in (Continued on Page Four.) CHEF FOUND DEAD IN BY HIS WfF E Trjeophllus Johnson, fifty-nine years old.i of 1713 Newton street northwest, was found dead in bed by his wife at 10:50 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Johnson went to the room to rouse her husband, and, according to the police report, she found him with a gas tube In his mouth lying upon the bed. Dr. Paul B. Johnson, who lives near by, was hurriedly summoned, and after examination pronounced him dead. Coroner Novltt was notified. Mr Johnson was for twenty-seven years a chef at a well-known down town restaurant. He had been out of work, the police say, for several days past, however. He leaves a widow and two daughters. Six Firemen Hurt. PHIT.ADF.I.PIHA. Dec.'?C.-Three fire men were injured In a blaze at 52 and 54 North Sixth street and $150,000 damage done by a fire eailv todav. NKW YORK. Pee. M.-Three firemen were probably fatally In lured early to dav when truck No. 51 crashed Into a street er at I5roadwa and Thlrt Utli street. DENIES RELATIVE OF YUAN WAS MURDERED Reports from San Francisco today that Yong Yuen T?ung. who was mur dered there last night. Is a cousin of Emperor Yuan Shi Kal and prominent In Chinese revolutionary movements, was denied at the Chinese legation todav. Mr. Yung Kwal. counselor of the lega tion, said he had never heard of Yong Yuen Yung, and declared that no politi cal Importance whatever could bo at tached to the killing. The Chinese counselor also discounted reports of a serious revolutionary upris ing In tho Yunnan province. He said the legation had advices which contradicted reports of such an uprising. Boy Dies in Hospital From a Rifle Wound Otho Norrls. colored, eleven years old, of 105 Knox lane southeast, died at Cas ualty Hospital this afternoon from a bullet wound In his head. He Is said to have been struggling with his broth er Reuben for the possession of a rifle when the weapon was accidentally ills charged, the bullet striking Oiho In the temple. President Wilson's Active Year President Wilson has the augury that 1916 will be the most active year of his life. New international problems will multiply, political treachery may be revealed. He should prepare for a campaign of in tense strain and great re sourcefulness. Woman suffrage comes under adverse influences. A scan- j dal, caused by the treachery of a political leader, is in dicated. Earthquakes in quarters where seismic disturbances are al most unknown and landslides are to "be expected. The theatrical outlook is not al together encouraging. A tragedy for one of the big producers and a 'break in partnership for a leading firm are indicated. P If I ffi MAD E WOMAN PACIFIST ILL GREAT DRIVE AT SALON Kl ALLIES READY Terrific Bombardment of Line Forty Miles From Entente Base in Greece Reported. British Under Fire. Constant Stream of Transports Unloading Fresh Anglo French Forces Austro-Ger-man Troops Massed. Mme. Schwimmer in Hysterics When Accused of Misrepre senting Hungarian Attitude. STOCKHOLM. Dec 26 -Suffering from nervous prostration as a result of her hysterical controve-sy with Henry Ford, In which he severely admonished her for alleged misrepresentations of the at titude of the Scandinavian governments toward his peace party, Mme. rtoszlka Schwimmer. the Hungarian peace dele gate, was attended by a physician at her hotel today. Mme. Schwimmer ar rived here In a high state of nervous ness and excitement. She wept and made voluble explanations to other members of the party, and was so work ed up upon her arrival here that she Immediately took to her bed and has remained there. Ford's, Illness, .vhlch necessitated his abandoning the peace party and return ing to America, is also said to be at tributable to the stormy episode be tween him and Mme. Schwimmer His health was not of the best when he left New York, and the heated and emphatic conversation with Mme. Schwimmer Is (Continued on Second Page.) WIND STORM CAUSES DAMAGE IN CAPITAL Palte Glass Window Smashed and Havoc Is Wrought on " Waterfront. High winds in Washington early this morning caused considerable damage along the Potomac and In the city. The schooner Lancalot, a little two. master, broke her moorings in the gale, and drifting down rlcr, stove a hole in tho port bow of the river steamer bl. Johns. Though the St. Johns is badly dam aged there is no danger of her sinking, us the hole is well ubove the walerilw. In her course down river, driving be fore the wind, the Lancelot struck tho steamer De Barry a glancing blow, and carried her wheel houie almost away. When the schoonei struck the St. Johns' bow on she stuck tast. with her Btern jammed ngainst the (lrcboat Fire lighter, and partly under the Firelighter wharf, plnniing in this vessel as well as the harbor boat. Firemen and the harbor precinct men were unhlae to get the vessel cleat . She was finally pulled out by the Taylor tug Toby and taken buck 10 her moorlntis. A Jagged hole, the size of an ordinary door, was left in the side of the St. Johns. Boatmen along the river fiont had a busy moinlng making things fast In the face of the noithwrstci. It Is feared that a number ot small bouts and launches muy be lost. The Harbor pre cinct police fine Is on the lookout for drifting vessels. The galo blew In the big plate glass windows of the new building on tho northeast corner of Thirteenth and F stio eta this morning. The sidewalks are strewn with glass. A ttee on the t-outhwest corner of Twelfth and I streets northwest was blown down. There was much other minor damage ibout the city, with shut ters blown down, windows blown out, fence gates turn from thtlr hinges, and bricks carried from chimney tops. French Moratorium Is Extended Ninety Days PP.IS. Dec. X Ovei ob'ccllon by pi'iiy commercial nrK.ir.lrit otis. the government has decided to cend the moratorium sITceimR i onunei. Inl ivipei for ninety days, It is announced LONDON, Dec. 26. The Per sian cabinet has fallen, accord ing to a dispatch from Teheran by Reuter's Telegram Company. Prince Firman Firma has been nominated premier by the Shah. This is considered to be a great diplomatic victory for the en. tente powers. LONDON, Dec. 26. Germany's drive on Saloniki has begun. Press dispatches telling of the opening of a terrific bombardment of the allied lines forty miles to the northwest are accepted here as marking the beginning of the cen tral powers' attempt to "drive the allies into the sea.'' Official confirmation of the news and details of the actual operations are eagerly awaited, but military circles' believe the enemies' armies in overwhelming strength are massed in almost a continuous line along the western and southern borders of Serbia, with the strongest contingents near the Greek border. BRITAIN READY FOR TEST. Britain Is ready for the test. All re ports Indicate that the allies are solidly Intrenched and the work of making Saloniki practically Impregnable is b Ing feverishly completed. While the censor still cloaks the troop movements with mystery, press dispatches report a constant stream of transports landing le-cnforcementa, and the work of forti fying the advanced lines on the banks of Lake Dorian, reported under Are, is being rapidly pushed. The right wing of the allied line 1s held by the British, the left by the French and It is believed that the nrst weight of the drive will be felt by the former. Their first line Is under bombardment. According to the Athens correspondent of the Paris Journal, heavy German artlller is pouring a steady lire Into the advanced positions. The bombard ment began, says the correspondent, alter an extensive reconnaissance of tne allied positions b the enemVs air scouts. 60,000 Germans at Monastir. At Monuatlr an army of 60,000 Germans Is concentrated. The Bulgarians face the French and British troops In the Vardar Valley as well as to the east, wh'le on the extreme eastern portion of the front a strong Turkish force is said to be massed. In some quarters the news that th drive has actually begun Is accepted with reserve owing to the lack lit official statement, but It Ij believed highly significant I hat both the French niii. KngltMi war offices fail to men tion the Balkan situation. At the eleventh hour keen interest centers on the Greek forces Kverj where the question is asked. Will Greece manage to remain neutral? Some of the critics believe tho.1 Greece will finally be forcd to throw In her lot with the allies, while others taking a more gloomy view of tho situation, express the opln'on that it the last moment the Greek army will Join the Germans and participate .n the attack on Saloniki. It is pointed out that the very con slderable Greek forces which werr concentrated at Saloniki havo been moved to Seres and Kavala. In east ern Macedonia, and that from thou positions they could readllv Join wl4h Bulgars and Turks, bringing an over whelming weight of numbeis to beai against the allies. . Fresh Repulse for Austrians. The Austrian army, which has been making slow progress through Monte negro has met with a serious rovers, according to an official Montenegrin statement recclxcd heie. That state, ment says: "Our Sanjak aimy attacked the enemy near Pepennu Thursday and after a stubborn battlr drove him back on Blclo Pelje. The enemy abandoned more than 500 dead, and left In our hands a hundred prisoners." Advices from Rome say the Serbian army Is still Intact, and that as soon as It tins been leprox Is'oned Its effective atrength will be considerable. The main folic of Kerbs l concentrating at El basan. In Albania, wheie a Junction is lepnited to hae been effected with ths Italian cxpcdltioimai force sent across tho Adiintlc some time ago A forniei Sri l. Inn minister to Rom, t'uiint Voonnih. made nfticlnl dniil of the pcsslniliti nei'ounts rtpect'n;j the Serbian uri.ij ent out by corre- : --tei