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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1915.
apondents. He paid heavy losses had been Inflicted on the Austro-Oerman force fighting against the 8erbs. whose retreat has een orderly. They had managed to take with them, he declared, all thelf artillery except the heavy pieces, which could hot be transported across the Albanian mountains. Fogs Aided Germans. Several hundred wounded British soldiers have arrived at I'lymouth front the Balkans. They say that weather conditions In Bouthern Serbia had been very' bad, with no clear daya and al most continual succession of .mow, rain and hall storms. Heavy foes had enabled tho Germanic forces- to ap proach the British position unpvr cclved. The Bulgarian soldiers, say these wounded, displayed an absolute disre gard of life, attacking' In close forma tion and receiving terrlllc losses from rifle and machine gun lire. The Bul gers Used the bayonet freely, even on wounded troops. Numerous Instances are told of the wounded being mas sacred. , An AUicns dispatch fcays there was a drunken brawl of nlarmlng tpropor tlons between Austro-Oerman and Bul garian officers at Uskuli. Revolvers were freely used and six mon were killed and many wounded. Troops were called out to quoll tho riot and everal Bulgarian officers wcro ar rested. The Hestla, an Athens newspaper, says that eight wagonloads of German uniforms havo been sent to Bulgaria. The uniforms, aays tho paper, will bo used to disguise Bulgariin soldiers who are to accompany the Germans In their drive against Salonlkl. Austrians Eject Russ . From Trenches; Italian Attacks Are Repulsed RERLIN (via wireless by Sayvtllel, le. 26. A report from Austro-Hun-Karlan headquarters aMsertn that in a night attack the Austro-Hungarlan army ejected the Russians from their trenches east of Arancze., An attack made the day before Christmas by the Italian artillery concentrating on the positions at' Tctedepo and Dolmelrl wro repulsed together with an effort of an Italian force to advance noith of the Altl elmo slope. Allied Supply Vessels Sunk and Landing Stages Destroyed by the Turks CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 26. Turk ish shore batteries sunk enemy supply ships and destroyed landing stages at Telika Bumu, the war office reports. The official statement also reports the silencing of three enemy batteries at the Dardanelles and the destruction of Anglo-French trenches. Allies From Gallipoli Transported to Greece; Landing Is Protested i BERLIN (via wireless to Sayvllle). Dec. 26. Anglo-Fronch troops with drawn from Gallipoli have been trans ported to Greece, and an attempt has been made to land them at Kavala, near Salonlkl, but the Greek commander protested, according to a Sofia dispatch. The frontier clash between Bulgarian and Greek troops has been settl&l satis factorily, according to Sofia dispatches. "The Bulgarian government made it clear that it desired to maintain friendly relations with Greece, and repeatedjn structlons to Bulgarian troops to .-wld any complications," It is stated. 'The uommander of the Greek forces at Leshnltra, where the incident occurred, admitted in writing that the affair was caused by a Greek mistake." BALKAN FRONT QUIET ON CHRISTMAS DAY At No Point Were Anglo-French Forces and Bulgars in Contact. SALONIKT. Dec. 26. Not one shot was fired along the Balkan front on Christmas day. The faint propellers of aerial scouts of the opposing armies was the only war-like sound along the border. At no point were the Anglo-Frenrh forces and the Bulgars In contact. Tho recent retirement of the Bulgarian forces to avoid frontier clashes with the Greeks put a strip of land sev eral miles wide between the two armies. Boy, 7, Rides 300 Miles To Greet Dad on Xmas HUNTINGDON. W. Va., Dec. 26. The yearning to say "Merry Christmas" to his father brought "Billy" J. Tllley, seven years old, all the way from Bris tol. Va ..to this city. He arrived yes terday morning after traveling tho 300 miles alone. "I didn't mind coming alone," he told friends, "and I just couldn't stay away from d&d when I heard about him fall ing from a scaffold." J. G. Tllley, the father, a structural Iron worker. Is seriously ill In a local hospital as the resutt of injuries re ceived -when he fol while at work last week. The led came home unknown to his father, and 'when his son entered the room the father wept from Joy. London Paper Attacks Asquith Administration LONDON, Dec. 26. Kdltorlals today In the Weokly Dispatch and Observer direct attacks agnlnxt the Asquith administration The dispatch de mnnds that a general oli-i-tton be called early In .January. Vhe Observer ptiU forward David Lloyd-leorgo. minister of munitions, as the man who should succeed 1'remler Asquith. The question Is de 'lared to be entirely ono of efficiency, &nd the Asquith adirtintittatlon Is charged with procrastination THE WEATHER REPORT. District of Columbia Fair tonight; Monday partly cloudy with rising tem perature, northwest winds. Maryland Fair tonight. Monday part ly cloudy with rising temperature. Virginia Fair tonight. Monday part ly ciouay wun rising temperature. TEMPERATURES. U. S. BUREAU, AFFLECK'S. 8 a. m S3 9 su m 34 10 a. m 35 11 a. m 35 12 noon 36 8 a. m 35 9 a. m 38 10 n. m 37 II a. m 37 13 noon 39 SUN TABLE. Sun rose at 7:14 Sun sets at 4:47 TIDE TABLE. High tides 11:35 a. m. and 11:31 p. m. Low tides 6:36 a. m. and 5:46 p. m. Light auto lamps at 5:22 p. m. GndeV Home Grown Flower The most expressive Holiday greetings you can send. Prompt d"llver. 1214 F. A.d Off IS SILENT MV&WmmAnother on UN ANH ISSUES State Department Has Only Un official Advices Concerning Reported Concessions. MUST'DSCIDE BY WEEK'S END Reply Now Said to Be Under Preparation Expected to Suggest Arbitration. Before the nrescnt kweek ends the United States Government will be forced to decide whether it shall stand flatly on the three demands made upon Austria In the Ancona case, or accept partial con cessions leading to further negotiation. This conclusion was forced upon State Department officials todav when advised by news dispatches from Vienna that Baron Burlan the Austrian foreign minister. Is preparing a replv to tho sec ond American note, and will hand It to Ambassador Penfield early this week, and that an offer to submit to arbitration tho American demands for disavowal and punishment of the submarine command er will be the essential features or tne Austrian reply. No Word From Penfield. Secretary of State Lansing had only these unofficial advices as to Austrla'a intentions to guide him today. No word was received from Ambassador Penfield during the dav. In fact, officials said Pcneld has been silent since he advised the department Thursday of tho receipt of tho secotfd American note. Neither had the department received any official information on the sinking of the Japanese liner Yasaka Maru bv nn Austrian or German submarine In the Mediterranean channel, although evcrv effoit has been mudo to obtain Information from American diplomatic and consular officers since tho tlist nowa dispatches of this incident wens received thiec rtavs ago. Intimations received from the German and Austrian embassies In Washington, however, iubstantlatlng the statomont that Austria 'will suggest arbitration In replying to the second note have con vinced officials that this isaue will havo to he met. . ... This has driven Grounds for the belief that the Austrian replv w'H be to some extent a conciliator" measure, and ono Invltlns further negotiations. But whether the United States will nccept the suggetlon in the light of Its an nounced decision "not to debate" the Illegality of the Ancona attack Is . nuedtlon of policy that must be derided when the second Austrian replv is le celtfed. Officials Not Optimistic. One thing was plain In official dlnoun fciou of the Ancona case today, And that Is that officials are Inclined V; discount the reuort of a fovorabje durn of public sentiment in Austria, and tho Austrian predictions that a friendly settlement of the Ancona ease will fol low the receipt bv the Un'ted States of the second note. . The reason for this pessimistic feel ing Is that it has been asserted repeat edly In German and Austrian diplomat ic circles In Washington during the last few days that Austria will not dis avow the jinking of tho Ancona. This Is the basic demand i.i.ido by the United States In Its two notes. The Austrian position Is that subma rine commanders have been operating under general Instructions to sink enemy ships. Tho commanders wero not Instructed to give warning. Aus tila, therefore. Is said to feel that it cannot consistently disavow its own act since the submarine commander merely was following instructions wnen no sank the Ancona. It developed today that Baron Zwledtnek, the Austrian charge, has been endeavoring to enter into oral dis cussion with Secretary of Stule Lan sing on tho basis of making offers as to Austrlo's futuro submarine eon.lui't similarly as Count von Bernstotlt Je layed the Lusltanla negotiations by presenting such pledges from his gov ernment. Secretary Lanai.ig is said to have rejected these overtures and to have told the diplomat Unit the Untied States must deal directly with the A"3t trian government and must receive t satisfactory reply to Its demands for reparation In the Ancona case. Austria Counseled by Berlin to Comply With U. S. Demands, Js Report AMSTERDAM, Dec. 26. Germany counseled Austria to comply with the American demands In the Ancona ne gotiations, according to Berlin advices. This suggestion has been transmitted to Baron Burlan following his request for advice from Berlin, It Is stated. The Berlin press publishes additional comment on the second American note to Austria, agreeing with the Cologne Gazette, which described tho note as much more conciliatory than tho flrst and couched In friendly language. The Tageblatt emphasizes the fact that America has not receded from her original demands, but notes the absence of sharp expressions In the second note and the absence of any tlmo llrflt that might give It the effect of an ulti matum. Austria's Reply Will Suggest Submission to Arbitration Tribunal BERLIN, Dec. i. The preliminary draft of Austria's reply to the second American note contains the suggestion that Important points In dispute regard ing the Ancona bo submitted to an ar bitration tribunal, according to reports received here. Austria. It Is understood, agrees to accept the llndlngs of this arbitration board as to whether she shall disavow the sinking of the Italian liner and punish the submarine commander. This feature Is said to have been suggested by the foreign office, but has not yet won the approval f the marine officers. The Vienna Zf6t c&tieunced today that Baron Burlan M befua work on the Austrian reply, aad expects to hand It to the American fcmbeSr within a few days. Belgian Guns Silence Foes' Works at Vicogne HAVRE. Dec. 26.-Belglan butteries on the center and front silenced Ger man works at Vicogne and also demol ished enemy trenches and redoubts north of Dlxmude, an official statement fiom the Belgian war office reported. Wind Storm Subsides Forty-six Mile an Hour Gale This Morning Intense Cold Wave in Mississip pi Valley Circles, Then Darts East New England Snowbound. Held in the grip of a storm through out tho night and early today, Wash ington Is duo to pass through tho throea of stilt another lato tomorrow, accord ing 'to predictions at the Weather Bu reau todny. This morning a violent snow and wnd storm, fol'lowod by lntonse cold, was reported In the Mississippi Valley. After nipping the noses of tho Southerners, It circled around Itself a couplo of times and darted East. The local Weather Bureau has the Mississippi storm sched uled to arrive hero tomorrow afternoon. Betore its arrival, however, Washing ton will have partly cloudy weather with rising temperatute. High Winds Pre v nil. Notwithstanding tho sunshine which prevailed all day yesterday, the weather sharps held tenaciously to their pre diction that It would rain and about 8 o'clock they began to' say "wo told you bo." Tho heavy rain was borne on tho wings of an eight-cylinder northwest wind, which traveled on the high gear. Its average velocity throughout tho night was thirty-four miles an hour, but It developed speed mania- about 9 o'clock this morning and skedaddled along at a forty-slx-mllo-an-hour clip, according to the weather man. The lowest temperature throughout the night was 83 degrees. Early In the morning tho rain turned Into snow and a fall of between one-half and three quarters of an inch was reported In the District, northern Virginia, and parts of Maryland. New England Stormbound. The unusual weather last night and this morning was due to the presence hero of the storm which started In Ar- (Continued from First Page ) said to have nrought about almost a complete breakdown. Ford believed his condition Huch that his health, If not his life, would be seriously jeopardized by his further remaining with the strife torn and dlssenslon-rldden peace party Basis of Organization. The last word Ford said before nult tlnc the party was that Mmc. Schulm mer hed assured him the governments of Norway and Sweden would give of ficial sanction to his ovcrtutcs for peace. He indicated that this assurance was virtually the basis for the organization of'the party. Ills experiences lr Nor way convinced him that tho govern ments of tho two countries had no in tention of giving official sanction to the peace mission because they do not be lieve the time is ripe for it. lie was Informed point-blank by the Norwegian premier that no such assurance had been given Mmo. Schwlmmor. and that. on tho continrv. she was told that Nor wav was eonvlnccd that effort for peace At this time would meroly muKe matters worse. l'pon receiving this Information Ford Immediately taxed Mmc. Schwlnimer ,wlth the differences between her alleged assurances and the piemlcr s statmc-ni. and then followed tho conversation which resjltcd In both of them bem plated on the sick list. Near Total Dissipation. Ford's dream of a peace congicss at The Hague to start tho preliminaries for getting "the boys out of the trenches" was believed to be near total dissipa tion today. It was strongly rumored that his strife-torn peaco party may not even go to The Hague and that the princi pals in tho mission, who are sorely at loggerheads with one another and di vided Into a scoro or more of different factions will return to America after spending a few days at Copenhagen. Color was lent to this report by Mr. Ford's wireless message to the peace delegates from the steamer Bcrgensf jord, on wnlch he Is returning to New York. Mr. Ford urged the pacificists to "Stick together, see It through." He further said that "if the fteaco con feernce is called -4 will return to Eu topc and attend It, should I be chosen as a delegate." This was tho flrst use of the word "If" by Ford In connection with tho calling of the peace conference. He chartered the Oscar II and Invited scores of guests to accompany him to Europe for the specific purpose of or ganizing the conterence His wireless message was Interpreted as moaning that he hod lost faith In the mission nnd had serious doubts as to tho real isation of his peace dream. While many of the prominent mn In the peace party frankly oxpreasel their belief that "the game Is up, ar-1 we might as well return home." other were equally Arm in their declara tions that they would follow Ford's advice and stick nnd see It throug.i. A canvass of the party members seemed to Indicate today that a ma jority sentiment was In favor of abandoning the Ford program becam-o of the internecine strife and the cold reception given the party by the neu tral countries. An appeal today was maJe by thd Rev. Charles F. Aked, of San Fran cisco, to the press of America and other neutral countries to save the peace enterprise from disaster The former Rockefeller pastor and leader of the Ford "regulars," admitted that the situation was serious, but that the newspapers could save it by giving undivided support to the mission. This, he said, would win the respect of the belligerent countries. The peace mission must proceed, he de clared, despite the fact that Ford, himself, has be,en compelled to return to America, rno cnange nas oeer made in the plans of the remnants of the party to go to Copenhagen Wed nesday. But beyond that neither Dr. Aked nor any of the other pilgrims would hazard a guess. T DETROIT. Mich., Dec. 26. Christ mas cheer was lacking at the Henry Ford home In Dearborn. Mrs Fold and her son, Edsel, spent tho holiday anxiously awaiting word from Ford, who left his peace party and Is en route home. For nearly a week Mrs. Ford has had no direct communication from her husband, and her anxiety has been Increased by press reports stating that Ford's cor dition may be serious. Judge Orders Kissing. FJLYRIA, Ohio, Dec. 28. A large sprig of mistletoe Is suspended over the spot where brides and bridegrooms obtain their marriage licenses at the probate court. Judge Clyde Wilcox has Issued nn edict making It mandatory that all couples obtaining a man luce lln-nnj pcrlorm osculation under the mlstleto-j-1 The fccvcral young women clerks em plojcd In tho office are remonstrating against being witnesses to the forced kissing. FORDREBUKEMADE UN PACIFIST ILL ay Here knnsas Filday,, reached Ohio yesterday, morning, and traveled from tho Buck cyo Btate to the National Capital in ten hours. Todny the storm Is over New England, heavy falls of snow being re ported there and In the Interior of New York. In 'tho Empire State the wind attained a velocity of seventy-two miles nn hour, causing great snowbanks and Impeding railroad and other traffic. ' Tho weather man would moko no pre diction today foV holiday week. All he would say was: "A storm is due to ar tlvo here from Mississippi tomorrow nftcrnoon or evening, and the weather for future days depends, largely upon tho force and intensity of this storm," jonnnys bobsled may come In handy before the end of the week, according to tho weather man's hints today. Rain, Hail, Snow and Lightning Follow Each Other in New York NEW YORK, Dee. 28. This city was treated to an unique storm lasting from midnight to about 10 this morning. Rain, hall, snow, thunder and lightning fol lowed each other and on their heels came a nlnety-flve-mlles-an-hour bio After mldforcnoon the clouds broke away, the temperature rose nnd the wind decreased In velocity. The snow fall which threatened early In the day to tie up traffic disappeared rapidly In slush. Trains coming into New York were late, but not seriously delayed and there were none of the experiences which made tho storm of the 14th so disastrous. Early last evening a fog enveloped the city, but before midnight It lifted before a Ann rain. As the night wore on, tho wind Increased to such a veloc ity that signs wore blown down and pedestrians bowled over. Then ensued tho hall storm. The thermomoter, which had been nround BO, .remaining practically stationary. The thunder and lightning wore fol lowed by a heavy fall of snow and at onco the temperature started to drop. At 3 o'clock the mercury stood at 53, but at noon It had dropped to 31 and ,..an. ,i?ur.. lt WRS ,il freezing point with indications that It would go still lowef In the afternoon. Mr. Man! There're sales all over town ' but this is the one sale of High-class Cloth ing at Honest Savings convince your self look around make comparisons you'll find no such clothing values else where even at more money. D. J. KAUFMAN. f D. J. Kaufman Starts a Sale 265 High Class M. S. M. Suits 235 High Class M. S. M. Overcoats Every garment sold for $25 and $35 ftEvery garment hand tailored throughout flThe very beat sellers of the season flOnly a few of each That's the reason for the reduction This sale will rnake the last days of the year the busiest days of 1915 and we've had some busy year Get in tomorrow! Money's Worth or Money Back D. J. Kaufman 1005 - Must Provide for Other Man's Wife Pcnnsylvanian In Predicament Through 'Going on Friend's Bond. WASHINGTON, Pn., Dee. i-C.-Frank Yohc, of Monongahcla, Is up against the queer proposition of supporting an other man's wife, porhaps for the re mainder of her life. In 1012, James M. Getttugs, then of Pittsburgh, wbh ordered by the Alle gheny county court to pay his wife, Viva M. Gettlngs, tho sum of to a week. About this time Gettlngs moved to Monongahcla, and Yoho went his bond for $000 for the payment of tho weokly sum. This week Mis. Gettlngs brought Santa Claus includes the Unsurpassed Mineral Water White Rock in his tokens of Christmas. $ 1 Q.75 (INCORPORATED.) 1007 Pa. Ave. suit tojcover on bsek payments of her allowance. The money was not forth coming from her husband, so Yohe was responsible There was due the sum of J 22.). Tho court ordered that tho bondsman, Yoho, furnish tho money, and added that this only settled-tho affair to date. Any tlmo Gettlngs Is back in tlio weekly payments Jto his wife, she may bring suit, and Yoho will he forced to Bland good. Two Girls and Quest Are Killed by Train CORNING, N. Y,, Dec. 28. Miss Ktheland Marie McChesney. and their Chllstmax guest, Benjamin Harris, of Cornlntf, wore killed at Avoca by a freight train. Just after Harris had alighted from a passenger train and tho three young people started for the McChesney home, Hurrls1- body was carried to Buth, N. Y.. on the pilot of the engine. if t, .ff . - h v. 0 "-v22?Nc ft SIPBP ' l ff It. (.JJVK -&v?-2i $iiM9ra?mL ,&M2W5srem Judge Excuses Juror Who Sleeps in Box ATLANTA, Ott., Dec 2S.-J, K, Ward law, a juror In Judge Hill's division of tho criminal court, unwittingly took a nap In the jury, box, Instead of ener getically earning his tt per day by at tentive listening to the trial of the case on which he was to pass judgment, Judgo HUP promptly had the juror awakened and brought before tho bar to glvo an explanation. Waraiaw apolo gized to tho court and explained that he "had been up all night with a elck child, and wae much In need ,or sleep." In order that the juror might com plete his rest In a mora comfortable placo than tho jury box, Judgo Hill ex cused him from the Jury and ordered tho trial to proceed with eleven Jurors. The case was that of Louis Rarl, charged with assault with Intent to murder. E