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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. JWXDAY, DECEMBER 27. 1915.
.? to thm on my behalf a moat cordial welcome, i "It iemi to mb to be of the hap piest omen that the attendance upon thla cOngroia" should bo ao large and the Interest In Its proooedlnRs ao great. I hope that the greatest suc cess will attend every activity of the congress and that the Intimate inter course of thought which It produces will bind Americans stlll closer to gether throughout both continents, alike In sympathy and In purpose." The telegram was read to the Con gress 'by Director General John Bar rett, of tho Pan-American Union, to whom it was addressed. Mr, Barrett sat well to the front of the platform, or hovered about the rear of Jho stage f riving directions for tho proper plac ng of all newcomers who arrived. When he had concluded the rending of the message from the President, the congress broke forth In warm ap plause, Resumes Participation. Not least conspicuous among those applauding was Ellsco Arrendondo, ambassador-elect from Mexico, whose couptry, after a lapse of more than two years given over to revolution and discord, resumed today for the first time Its active, participation in the affairs of thev Pan-American Union. Another conspicuous figure on the platform was Solon Menos, the dark skinned, French-speaking minister from Haiti, whose Island country Is just now emerging, with the aid of the United States, from a condition of anarchy and chaos. Half of them singing In Spanish, the other half in English, delegates to the congress, at the opening of today's session Joined in the otliclal Pan-American hymn, adopted at the llrst Pan American Congress, and dedicated to the bonds of science, peace, and union. Tho verses were sung In English by a chorus of 125 voices from the Home Club, but all joined In the choruses. Eduardo Suarez Jluflca, nmbassodor to the United States from Chile, pre sides over tho deliberations of tho con gress arf Its president. Tall and beard ed, ho presents a striking contrast to hla colleagues in the Latin-American Diplomatic Corps. Speaking English with difficulty, his presence, neverthe less, commanded close attention, ills Introductions of the various speakers were pleasing, and at the close of each address he grasped the speaker by both hands and poured forth expressions or appreciation. Speaks Slowly. Beside the Chilean ambassador, who is generally addressed by his middle name. Mr. Lansing appeared tho per sonification of cool deliberation. The Secretary's words, which he read from manuscript, were slowly spoken and In an even tone. Dressed as always in quiet, but perfect taste, his snow white hair and mustacho and ruddy pnmnl.vfnn Wftr. af rtt it a at.lls- Ing degree by the black-haired! Hwartny diplomats who surrounded him. Ills only gesture when speak ing was a alow wave of the hand, in marked contrast to" the shrugs anJ gesticulations of the Latin-American ."peakers. Vice President Marshall, - trim and sparse of figure, spake extemporaneous ly, with many gestures. His first ap plause was earned when he adopted a idogan of preparedness and dismissed as impractical tho visionary dreams of the extreme pacifists. Close nttentlon was Iald by the representatives of the wmaller republics to his expressed hope that; with the -continued assertions of their, rights, tho republics of this hemi sphere would be equally mindful of their duties to each other. Board of Tr,ade Delegates. The Washington Board of Trade is being representedTat the Pan-American .Scientific Congress, now in session at the Wlllard. by' Appleton T. Clarke, Jr., delegate, and A. N. MoLachlcn, alter nate . ' FORD PILGRIMS "" IHffilTDRIIRV mD m I M 5JI I1 r WW M I wa mm New Party Chiefs Endeavoring to Prevent Further Seces sions of Delegates. MARSHALL IN HAPPY MOOD IN ADDRESS Br referring to himself as A "polit ically plated scientist." Vice President Marshall xauaed the assembled scien tists and diplomats of the three Amer icas to forget their dignity in laughter at the opening session of the congress today. The Vice President appeared to be In hla happiest mood, and his address caused almost as much laughter as it did applause, and It was rather more generouslv punctuated with applause than most of the other formal speech?. At the beginning he stated that he did not apologize for the absence of President Wilson for the very good rea son that "In the presence of love, science Is silent" He said he regretted that the President was not present sole ly for the reason that ho would have been able to "tlckly tho English languago to such effect tnat It would bring a smile of Joy and contentment to the faces of all the delegates ns thourh It were their mother tongue." The Vice President expressed his de light at welcoming the delegates to this congress because he believed It meant the dawning of a new era in the his tory of tho American Continent. This Is a day of now Ideas, he declared, and the Pan-American Scientific Congress Is a new Idea that should do much toward solidifying a Pan-American spirit. STORlAlSlNE . DEATHS IN NEW YORK NEW YORK. Dec 27.-Wlth nine per sons dead In New York and havoc re ported amontr vessels In the harbor as a Jesuit of Sunday's storm, reports of even worse damago by tho sale from points along the coast wero feared today, when full communication was 1 e-establlshed. Tho storm did heavy damaso here and drove many vessels scurrying back to port. r STOCKHOLM, Dec. 27. The new man agement of tho Ford peace party en deavoring today to closo the rnnks and prevent further secessions, following tho withdrawal of Governor Hanna, of North Dakota, and Mrs. Ines Mllholand Bolssovnln. The whole delegation probaly will be called together and urged to bury the war hatchet whllo on the peace troll. Rev. Jenkln Lloyd Jones believes thore Is still a chance for success In part of the mission's plans If tho pilgrims work In harmony from now on. At a meeting held here last night several leaders explained the Ford Plan to 900 social democrats. They registered their approval and probably will give the party support. Tho Swedish papers, taking a different view than that expressed by the press of Norway, declaro that Ford's expedi tion actually might have hastened the war's end had it not been badly man aged. Mrs. Boisscvain's Parting Shot. Following her dramatic retirement from the Henry 'Ford pesce portv. Mrs. BolPsevoln dropped. a final bonb Into the pilgrim' trenches In the shape of n formal statement charging mismanage ment, The nllgrlms were heartened In the face of this attack bv a statement which Gaston Plantlff, who Is recognised at Mr. Ford's spokesman. Kued to tho Stockholm papers. Mr. Plantlff nit onlv denied that his chief deserted the parly nd declared that his doctor ordored rompleto seclusion followlnr a nervous breakdown and an nttack of Influenza, but announced that Mr. Ford, with his wife, would Join the party t Tho Hnirue. 'The undemocratic method employed ov he managers of tho expedition Is re pugnant to my principles." Mrs. Bolssc aln wrote. "Instead of all tho mem oes 8 formulutlng plans, the work lias been confined to a few specially se lected persons. When th party em-)a-!:ed on the Osrar II. T took It for wnted that the rather vague opinion of tho bodv of delegates would bo ham mered into effective shape by group notion and constructive thinking throughout the voyage. "An organization was not formed until three days before the end of tho vovage. To that fact I trace all misunderstand ings, dissensions, mistakes in policy. In efficiency, and inability to get the idea of a mediating peace congress in com prehensive shape before the nubile. Tho organization, when finally formed, was abortive. The Scandinavian public, which expected clear thinking and a definite program, was skeptical about the scrlous-mtndcdness of tho delegates. At the meetings the discussions have been purely private, with tho result of HI feeling, suspicion, and condemnation. For the reason stated. I am unable to continue with the party." Mrs. Bolssovnln will loavc here for The Hague within a day or two. ' Many of tho pilgrims went to church yesterday, and later took sightseeing trips. It was announced that the party would stav hero till Wednesday night to recuperate from the fatigue brought on by a system of three-night stands. LANSlTORECEIVE DELEGATES TONIGHT THE WEATHER REPORT. The forecast for the District of Colum bia Cloudy and somewhat warmer to night; Tuesday unsettled, probably fol lowed by rain or snow and colder; mod erate south and southwest winds. Maryland Cloudy and somewhat warmer tonight; Tuesday unsettled, with probably rain; moderate to fresh south west winds Virginia Cloudy and warmer tonight: Tuesday unsettled, with probably rain; moderate southwest to south winds. TEMPERATURES, U. S. BUREAU. 8 a. m 2D f a. m... 33 10 a. m 36 11 a. m..., S3 12 noon 41 1 p. m 44 AFFLECKS. 8 a.'m 32 9 a. m 25 10 av m. 39 11 a. m ; 12 noon 49 1 p. ro 54 , TIDE TABLE. High tide at 11:06 a. m. Low tide at 6:14 a. m. and 6:31 p. m. SUN TABLE. Bun rose at.... 7:15 I Sun sets at-... 4:48 "ht iitnni" ' lamp at B 23 n m. The social events of the Pan-American Scientific Congress, which aro to be numerous throughout tho two weeks of the congress, begin this evening with the formal reception to the delegates at the Pan-American Union by Secretary og State Lansing. This reception Is being given by Sec retary Lansing In his capacity as first vice president of tho congress, and as chairman of the board of governors of the Pan-American Union. Mr. Lansing in his address to the delegates at the opening of the congress today empha sized the fact that he was In attend ance In this dual capacity, and he wish ed so to bo recognized throughout the congress. The leception this evening begins at 9 o'clock, and every delegate to the congress, with the ladles of his party. Is expected to attend. Through some mishap Invitations to tho reception have not reached all the delegates, but Sec retary General John Barrett announced today vthat all will be made welcomo whether they have Invitations or not. Tomorrow Secretary of State Lans ing will give a luncheon to the of ficial delegates at his home, 1323 Eighteenth street. In addition to the reception by thu Secretary of State tonight there will be a reception to a small group of tho delegates at the home of Mrs. Robert W. Patterson, 15 Dupont uiruic. Conscription Is Rock Over Which Cabinet Is Likely to Go ' Aground. (Continued from First Page.) port 6t Lloyd-George. Tho minister of munitions' address to tho trades union ists at Glasgow on Christmas Day has centeied attention upon Lloyd-George again, as did his tecent criticism of the government. Lloyd-George Appeals To Labor Leaders for More Munitions at Once GLASGOW, Dec. 27.-Immodlato ac tion Is necessary, and help mUst come without delay, David Lloyd-George, minister of munitions, told a meotlng of severaf thousand unionists here, llo appealed especially to get the labor unions to less rigorously enforce regu lations In order to Increase tho output of war matarlol. "You can't haggle with an earth quake," was one of hts striking phrases In urging the unionists to forget petty trades union regulations in holplng win tho war. "I appeal to you to lift up your eyes above tho mists of depres sion and ascend to the heights of the greatest opportunity that over opened before your class. Answer Imperative. "Either wo must tell the soldiers that wo aro sorry that wo cannot got the guns to enable them to win throughout 1816, owing to tho trades union regula tions, or we must tell them that If they manage to hold out for another year perhaps American workmen will help us got a sufficient supply for 1917," he continued. . . "Another alternative is that we might tell the Kaiser frankly that wo cannot go on. Ho might let us oft with the annexation of Belgium, with the pay ment of Indemnity, and with a British colony or two, out he certainly would demand that Groat Britain surrender her command of tho sea. and Great Britain then would bo as completely at tho mercv of Prussian despotism as Belgium Is today." "I cannot return to parliament.' he said, "and report through the house of commons to tho British army that skilled workmen won't suspond their rules to save their fellow-countrymen's lives on tho battlefield." "Time Is vital," he declared, "time is victory, and time Is life. There havo been already 630.000 casualties. Including 300,000 since the agreement between tho trades unions and the government in March. "Further delay means further losses, and I appeal to the workmen to he'i thoroughly and quickly. Such aid will strengthen your claim at the end of the war upon the British people for redress of any grievances. "Despite the protests of the minor ity of this meeting, I feel that I cin thank the vast majority for an ap preclatlvo hearing." "It Is not a passing shower," he ex claimed; "It Is the deluge; it Is n convulsion of nature; it is a cyclone which is tearing up by Us roots the ornamental plants of modern society and wrecking some of the flimsy trestle bridges of modern civilization. It is an earthquake which is upheav ing the very rocks of European 1 1 f ; ltj is one of those seismic disturbances In which nations leap forward or fall backward generations in a single bound. All this chattering about re laxing a rule and suspending a cus tom is out of place." IS ROAR BLENDS WITH ORGANS' PEAL Alsace Soldiers Hurl Shells While Families Near Lines Worship and Hold Fetes. (Continued fiom First Page.) "It was a ce'oatlnl army, not an In dividual that first proclaimed the doc trine of 'peaco on earth, good will toward men,' 1915 yca'rs ago," he said. 'Certainly, it was the world's most im portant proclamation. Today tho French army Is fighting to uphold It. Wo do not stop fighting on Christmas because we aro fighting for ChrItmatfc-for Kris Krlngle. for all ho represents for tho right to live without tho mailed fist for ever poised over our heids for tho principle of good vdll hotween neigh bors for tho right to enjoy Santa Clous In our homes without clanger. "It was Germany that violated both thir spirit and letter of tho law quoted by St. Luke, and France and the allies will not stop fighting until they punish her." In tho meantime, tho guns barked on. The men at the front either were too busv or were not inclined to observe Christmas. They received boxes of deli cacies and other gifts from tho govern ment, from their home, or from organi sations, opened thorn casually, and emptied tho contents Into their pockets or elsewhere. Then thev Immediately resumed the occupation of war. Christmas Fetes Everywhere. Our nartv attended midnight mas In nn Alsatian town near Ilartmannswoll orkoof. Tho rule not to roam about after 9 p. m. was suspended for the night throughout that portion of Alsace occupied bv tho French. AH the vil lages had Christmas celebrations, with trees In public places, and gifts for the children. The calhedr.il was packed with women, children, and soldiers, The organist was Hussard, one of tho best-known musi cians In France, formerly first violinist in the Paris grand opera house, now a dragoon. Tho chief soloist, a blacksmith In tlmo of peace. Is a scnteant. The chorus was made up entirely of troop ers. There were three generals, ono commanding an army, in tho audience. As the chimes pealed midnight, tho organ burst into "Christians. 'TIs the Sacred Hour of Deliverance." Then tho soldier choir chorused "Ho Is Born tho Divine Infant." Whllo tho congregation knelt and prayed and tho priest prepared tho holy 8.act anient, the guns kept on belching un and down the line as a refrain to the organ song and the nrnyer. They wero Interpreting their captains' "Pease on Earth. Good-will Toward oMn." LLNESS OP KAISER SERIOUS RUMOR I.ONDON. Dec. 27. Alarming rumors, which probably are exaggerated, are being circulated In Switzerland con cerning the German Emperor's Illness, according to the Zurich correspondent of tho Exchange Telegraph Company. The correspondent telegraphs that the Emperor's condition Is causing profound anxiety in Berlin. The second official admission since the war began that tho Kaiser was really 111 was made on December 22 In a dis patch from Berlin, which modified a statement originating In Rotterdam that "a slight Inflammation of the cellular system" had made It necessary for the Emperor to postpone a trip to the west ern front. It was admitted in a dispatch from Berlin of that dato, that, after the rumor .that an operation for cancer In order .to save tho lifo of tho Emperor had been circulated In enemy countries, the court physicians had Issued a bulle tin In which the monarch was said to be suffering from "zellgewebentzuon-dung." ROAR OF GUNS ECHO TO SERMONOF PEACE English Blow German Christ mas Trees Out of the Trenches. By CARL W. ACKERMAN. ! LILLE '(via Berlin). Dec. 27.-JSngllsl mines blew Christmas trees out of the German trenches on Christmas day and sent the German soldiers running helter skelter. There was no truce, at least on this part of the battle front On Christmas eve, 3,000 German sol diers heard a peace sermon in tho cathodral of St. Maurice. "Let us pray that God will carry our peace prayers to tho enemy," said the minister. His words wero echoed by a ceaseless roar of artillery along the fiont between Vpres and La Bassee. Throughout thu night artillery on both sides thundered, desplto Intermit tent downpours of rain. Llllo woke on Christmas morning to find houses and factories Isolated by tho flood. Other villages near the battle front Beemed to be floating. But despite the downpour nn outer Atmosphere of gloom. Lille, with Its quarter of a million Inhabitants and its thousands of soldiers, managed to celebrate Christmas in merry fashion. Lighted, decorated Christmas trees peeped from tho windows of private houses. Large ones stood In the rail way station. They wero in the restau rants and In the Red Cross trains. Many of the soldiers carried Christmas trees Into the trenches, to tho aston ishment of their officers nnd probably of tho cnomy. The German fiont on Christmas day offered a rerutation or the world-wide accusation that the EnRllsh "are lotting the French do all tho fighting." On Thanksgiving day I walked two hours along the front line trenches in tho Argonne, at some plocps only fifty feot rrom ma i-Tencn woras. uniy tnreo rino snots were nrea during mat time. and there was tnly an occasional ar tlllery shot. KWON TO PROBE DISEASE OUTBREAK Senator Goes to Chicago to Inves tigate Handling of Foot and JMouth Epidemic. Senator ICenyon of Iowa, one of the members of the Senate subcommittee named to Investigate tho outbreak cf foot-and-mouth disease, lias gono to Chicago, and will examino a number cf witnesses there. The purpose is tq trace the origin of the disease and learn whethr the De partment of Agriculture handled the outbreak In competent fashion. Stockmen are complaining that thy .have not been addowed full value of their animals slaughtered on account of the disease. They seek larlslatlon to re quire full value to be cal.l. To Care a Cold la Gae Day Takft LAXATIVB BROMO QU1NW tabltt&Stop the Cough and Iltadactw and work ofl.tho Cold. 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