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gmftwm&v'r rr? jM ' V ; THE WASHINGTON TIMES. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1915. BfiEAK IUDAY LIKELY IN ENGLISH CABINET Compulsory Service. Issue May Compel Several Members to Quit the Ministry. IXJNtJoiC.i Ded. 2S The British cab inet faced tfie rravcrt Internal crlils of the war when it mt ahortlv uofora noon today Hvlth thq conscription lisuo to hn decided, It la current rumor that several min isters will twslgnt possibly before the rtay In over, unlfw the government ajcrees ori romo! form .of compulsory service, pavld Uoyd-Georire, according to one rtport. threatened to quit last night. On the other hand, It la reported in many quarters that Premier Asqulth and possibly Sir Kdward Grey will Jeavo the cabinet If tho conscription idvocatca win today'a fight. Jn that cake It np penrs certain that I.lwd -George will ba elevated to the premiership of a new ministry. To Decide Isbuc Today. The issue. It Ja generally believed, will be dtctded today. Parliament meeta tonight, and unless a definite an nouncemeht la forthcoming from the cabinet council, the moat bitter debate heard In commona In many raoctha ia certain to take place. Opponents of Aaqulth are pilmed for theJr heaviest attack. They will Insist that the government admit the fnlluro of the vohmtaty recruiting ayatem or produce figures to show that the Corby compalgn haa been a success. It la poKslblo that more serious charges than any- yet made In parlia ment may be directed agalnt the gov ernment in a new Investigation of the Balkan and Dardanelles campclKns. Tho ministry's policy of secrecy will be denounced as one of the chief reasons tor failure. May Attack Kitchener. Lord Kitchener's administration of the war office may come under (Ire in an inquiry Into the reasons behind the appointment of Sir William Robertson an chief of the general staff and other recent radical changes. To forestall attack by tho conscrlp tlonlsts, whose forces will be augment ed by tho critics of the Dardanelles and Balkan policies, the ministry must take decisive action today. But accept ance of the conscription policy la equal ly certain to bring down on the head of the ministers tonight tho denuncia tion of Irish and labor leaders. The Dally Mall, authority for the re port that Lloyd-Georgo has threatened to resign, says the minister of muni tions told Premier Asqulth that he would not continue in the cabinet un less Asqulth kept his pledge to the-married men. Asquith's Pledge. This pledge.-as given out officially on November 11. follows: "Tho premier pledged not only himself but the gov ernment when ho stated that if the young men did not, under the stress of national duty, come forward volun tarily, other and compulsory means would be taken before married 'men were called upon to fulfill their engage ment ta sc'rVe.'' Hinting at a "wide split: as tho result of today's- meeting, the Times, which Is leading the campaign for conscription, dorlared editorially: "There arc certain elements "Which cannot work together Indefinitely, and the cabinet seems to have reached tho point when Jt must make a vital decision between one set of opinions and the othor." A WEEK OF PRAYER Masonic Lodge Elects Officers. Sunday School Celebrations Tonight. ALr.XANnRI. Dec. 2S. A week of praypr, under the auspices of a num ber of the churches of Alexandria, to take place in the various churches participating, will be commenced on next Monday night. At ealh service there will ba a sermon preached by one of the Alexandria pastors. The trrvlres will commence at 8 o'Mock. The following la a Hat of the churches and the preachers January 5, in tho FlrM 'Inptlst Church, sermon by the p.ev. Hdward T. Klrkley.. pas tor of tho Meth'odist Protestant Church: January 4. in Christ Epla conal Church, sermon by tho Rev, J "W. Duey, pastor of the Southern Methodist Church: January 5, in Methodist Protestant Chutch, sermon by tho Rev. O. v. Triplett, pastor of the Second Baptist Church: January 6, In fho Second Presbyterian Church, sermon by the Rev. I M. Ferguson, pastor of Trinity Methodist: January 7, In the Methodist Episcopal Church South, sermon bv the Rev. W. J. Mor ton,, rector of Christ Episcopal Church. On Wednesday night a collection v'lll be taken up for tho Alexandria Hospital. Crandall aMckev, who will retire from the office of Commonwealth at torney or Alexandria county on Sat urday, has been presented with sev eral hanrtsoni" piesents bv persons connected with the court of the cnuntv The members of the bar pre aented him with i handsome fountain pen and the county officials with a lap robe Capitol Hill Literary Body Given Reception By Its Vice President MISS WILSON NOT TO , ttAft WH t HUUot Officially Denied President's Daughter and Miss Bones Go, to New York. " tm, a ,i , i mmm J .Funerals li "a ! MBS. MATTIE Q. ENYING. Membera of the Capitol Hill Literary Society were given a reception by Mrs. Mattlo Q. Ewlng. vice president, at the home of Mr. and Mrs, A. If. Frear, 223 A street northeast, last night. The pro gram Included piano and vocal selnc tlons by Miss Dorothy Buettner, Mr. A. H. Frear, Mrs. C. V. Carr, Miss Louise Wood, Miss Louise Thompson, Mrs. Ray Hurley, and addresses by Mrs. Laura B. Lawson, William u. Kent, Lloyd Everent. Mrs. Ewlng. J. W. Davis and Mrs. C. II. Gordon. parents. Mr. and Mrs. TV. B. Archer. 8Z0Mj King atrcet. E"iinrnl services for Arthur V. Woolf, who died Sunday at hla home near Lln conla, Fairfax county, will bo held to morrow from the Episcopal Chapel at Llnconla. Mrs. J. Arthur Jcffcrs, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Roberts, has returned to her home In pueblo, Colo., acompanled by her brother, Powell T. Roberts. MJss Mamlo Elnblnder and Samuel Rosenburg wer married Sunday after noon at 1314 King atrcet. Attending tho wedding -were guests from Washington, Baltimore, and other places. Corbln Thompson, a dairyman of Woodbrldge, Va fractured his left leg as the .result of p. fall yesterday. J. II. Bartlett has returned from a visit to Pittsburgh: and Ellcrsllc. Md. Arrangements have been made by the Alexandria Gun Club for ita second tournament, to be held on Saturday .vtn..,!,.. n. m AVInnlr nn ihp- fnrtri nf G. B. Willis. Duke atrcet extended. Frlssea win ie awaraea xor ino dcoi shots. Alexandria Lodge of Elks Will give Its Christmas dance at tho Elk's Auditor ium tonight. A largo number of Wash Ington guests aro expected. Sunday school celebrations of the Southern Methodist, tho Second Baptist, and tho Grace Episcopal churches will, be held tonight at 7:30 o'clock. A play entitled, "Castle Christmas" will be given by tho pupils of ,St. Paul's Sunday school. Tho committee on arrangementa for the banquet of tho Alexandria Automo bile flub hove fixed the date for Janu ary 26th nnd tho place the Westminster Building. A number of prominent sneakers will be Invited to respond to toasts. State Highway Commissioner, -oieman oi Virginia lias accepted me invitation. Midshipman Chaplin E. Evans and William Schopp. who have been visit ing Mr. and Mrs. George H. Evans, have returned to the Naval Academy. Denial was made at Jthe White House today of the report that Miss Margaret Wilson, tho President's daughter, wilt leave Washington to take up settlement work In New York and that Miss Helen Woodrow Bones, the Presldent'a cousin, would Join Miss Wldson. The published articles alao said that Dr. Cary Grayson, the Presldent'a phy alclan, had gone to New Vork to take up post graduate work and that hla home would bo in Ncwork Inatead of In Waahlngtop, In reply to thla, it la pointed out that Dr. Grayson la not a member of the Prealdent's household. It waa stated definitely, however, thot Miss Wilson and Miss Bones will con- tlnuo to make- their homo at tho White House. The report that Miss Wilson, Miss Bones and Dr. Grayson Intended it mako their homes In New York wis said to indicate a breaking up of the domes tic circle of the White House on the evo of the return of tho President and his bride. Color waa lent to tho story by the fact that Miss Wilson haa been deeply Intereated'ln aettlement work. While Miaa Wilson has not spent all of her time In Waahington and Is not expected to do so during the remainder of the President's term. It was stated definitely that she will continue to 'make the White House her home. ANACOSTIA. The death of Miss Marjorlo Tolaon, aven-yenr-old daughter of Mc. and Mrs. Warren Tolaon, of High street, occurred yesterday morning at Providence Hos pital. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from Emmanuel Church, in V atrcet, with burial In Con gressional Cemetery. Anacostla Chapter, No. 1?, Royal Arch Ma.rona, mot laat night In Masonic Hall, with Hlrh Prleat Samuet T. Hind In tho chair. Plana were begun fcr the annual visitation of tho officers of the Grand Chanter. In he holil nnt month. Th election of officers will be held tho first or tne new year. 1 lie Sundnv school ricnsrtmonf nf Km. manuel Church H hotdlng IU annual Christmas entertainments today To- nfffflf fit 7 O nV!rt'r iU aMaw UI1A-.w of the school will hold their entertain- mew. preccaea Dy a Drier, cnorai service In the church. Anacostl Tent. No. 7. Knkht of the Mr.ccabecs. completed the election of Its officers at a. meeting last n'ght In Ma aonla Hall, and thn Installation is. to be on Monday evening. D. V. Gall.grand commander of tho order In the District, la expected to bo present and Install tho new officers. Hitchcock Hall, at tho Government Hospital for the Insane, was the acono of a large gathering laat night, when tho .uinuai nonnay uance or tnc cmployca was enjoyed. Mrs. Charles Abcrnethjr. Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Abcrncthy, who died Sunday, aged sixty four years, will bo held at the resldenco, 1218 Florida avenuo northeast, tomor row at 2 o'clock. Interment will bo mado In Glcnwood Comctery. Miss Helen L. Giimcs. Funeral services for Miss Holon L. Grimes, who died Saturday, wcro hold at tho residence, ZXi Georgia avenue northwcsC today and thence to the Im maculate Conception Church, where- re quiem moss waa celebrated. Interment waa mado In Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas M. Nolan. Funeral scrvlcca for Mra, Thomas M. Nolan, who died Tuesday, will be held at tho residence, 1431 East Capitol street, at 8:30 o'clock, thence to the Holy Comforter Church, where requiem mass will be celebrated. GIVES RECEPTION TO VISITING SCIENTISTS Dr. Tom A. Williams Opens Home to Physiciarts and Surgeons of Pan-America. The e,try of Emmanuel Church has' acknowledged the gift of a handsomJ stained glass window from Mr. and Mis. tarleal Roberts, of ML View place, which wan given to the church In mem ory of their Infant eon. Nathaniel Cobb Roberta, who died the early part of last year. William H. Norton. Funeral services for William H. Nor ton, who' died Sunday, aged fifty-throe years, will be held at tho residence, Sultland, Md., tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made In Cedar Hill Cemptery. Mrs. Josephine Vamcjr. Funeral services for Josephine, .wife of Col. A. L. Varncy, U. S. A., who died Sunday, wero held at tho West moreland today. Private Interment was made In Arlington Cemetery. Mrs. Mary E. Cidy. Funoral services for Mary K., widow of Michael Cndy. who died Sunday, aged slxty-ntii6 years, will be held at the residence, (24 Jefferson stroct., Prlghtwood, tomoirow at 8:30 o'clock, incnco in me wnurcn or tno nativity, where requiem mass will be cele brated at 9 o'clock. Interment will be In Mt. Olivet Cemetery. V John W. Hartncas. Funeral services for John W. Hart- ness, who died yesterday, aged slxty- eignt years, wUL bo held at the resi dence. 005 Twenty-second, street northtresL tomorrow at 2 '31' o'clock. Mrs. Josephine L. Haugcr. Funeral services for Josephine L, wlfo of L. L. Hauger, who died yester day at the Homeopathic Hospital, aged twenty-five years, will be held at the chapel of Nevlus & Brown, 02G New York avenue northwest, Thurs riny, at 8-30 o'clock, thonce to tho Church of the Immaculate Concep tion, where requiem mass will be celebrated at 5 o'clock. Mrs. Josephine F. Folks? Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Fieer Folks, who died In Hiram, Ohio, aged seventy-ono years, were held in Hiram. Hhn resided in Washington from 1867 to 1897. when sho moved to Ohio. She Is survived by her hus band, Thomas Folks, and two (laugh teie. Mrs Imogcno Folks Turner and Miss Mary M. Folks. " Mrs. Clara K. E. Ucnklc. ( funeral services for Mrs Clara K. Emery Henklc, widow of Gen. S. S. Hcnkle, who died Sunday, will bo held at the residence, 207 I street northwest, tomorrow at 2 o'clock. In terment will be private In Rock Cemetery. She was a daughter of the lata Matthew Galilt Emery, at ono time mayor of Washington. Changes in Personnel Al&Sriiriiqrce Department yfhc DhpnrtnVnl of Commerce an nounced today the following changes In personnel: , $ ' in thtf'BufcaU of standards'. Lawrence A. Gregg haa been transferred from tho Navy department to laboratory assist ant, at 11,000; Arthur M. trognor haa WFMi-V- been tcmpoarily appointed m,i7"'Io uraiismnm Cox. alaned. In the Coast and Geodetic Burvc. n lrmprnrjly..(ippijljilfdMl.i?i.1lo if WnanUft Jfe.Kjrf !& J)fet Jlbl W .V l,mT . Htolrnagie, .assistant at II.Mfl, har5nedi -andiilw lollowliu have been! .tirjnmottd; J&. it. Ti tie blooti, assistant. to( ll! Arthur Joa chims: rfsillhfnrfi . at ll.o;iAirtk.nt-nn " Mattlsnn. nmtlntnnt. tn it im lm. ' KIckelberg, from aid to assistant at Jl.JOO: Maurltz O. Nelson, aid, to 1 100, and Leonard t gcnuyi. aid, to fl.000. A reception will bo given at the resi dence of Dr. Tom A. William. V05 N Btreet, on tomorrow afternoon In honor of phyoklana and surgeons, who are delegates to 'thn Pan-Amcrjcan SclHntiric Congress, from South and Central America as well as the West Indies and tho United States Thcso deltRatcs Include distinguished mil nntltlAl AM ltAnt.,1 Alm..mim ! t. heads nf medical societies and medical uiipnnmoms in universities in an tno vuumncB oi ino iwq comments. The head'iuarters of tho medical rrc tlon of the congress Is located at the New F.bbltt. -where the first meeting of tho section will be held tomorrow morn inir at 9 o'clock. Surg. Gen. William C Gorras will preside. Addresses will be made by Dr. Juan Guiteras. director of nutllo health of Cuba; Dr. H. R. Carter, of tho Public Health Service, and Dr. A. . Smith, of tho University of Penn sylvania. Will Represent Electric U. S. Railway Association Clarence P. King, president of the Washington Railway and Electric and Potomac Ktectrlo Power Companies, nnd William F. Ham, vice president, have been annolntcd delesato and al ternate, respectively, to represent tho American Electric Raltway Association at the Pan-Amorlcan Scientific Congress now In session here. ,t 1 r V' t iil X. 1233 7th St. N.W. JZr nifisfciij . "sWa' Tt 5S H Open Late venings )ia The annual election of officers of Alexandria-Washington Lodce. No 32. A. F. and A. M.. was held last nlirht. SL John's nleht. The following were those elected: C. PaireWWallcr. Jr.. worshlnful master: William II. Charles, senior wnr den: Claude W. Fletcher. Junior warden: A. G. Uhler. secretary: J Edward Phlnn, treasurer: William C. Davis, senior deacon; Robert A. Zachary. lunlor deacon. Percy E. Cllft and R. D. Rrum back stewarda: the Revs. J. M. Nourso nnd John L. Allison, chanlalns: Gcorcro W Zachary, tiler1 and custodian. The officers wcro Installed by Charles H. Callahan, paat worshipful master. In police court todav Honry Jackson waa aentenced to Jail for six months for cuttinr Robert Bryant with a knife, Ham Webster, colored, was fined $10 for btiatlntr his wife. Mrs. Lena Knbloln. wife of Michael Kobleln. thirty-six vcars old. died last night at her home In Del Ray. She Is survived by her husband and several children. Allen P. Johnson, the slxmonth-old son of Mr. and Mra. Allen P. Johnson. u& last night at the home of hla grand- ROCKVILLE. Dr. John Gardner met for the last time today with the comity public school commissioners as a member of the board and will tender his resigna tion to the governor before qualifying as a member of tho legislature. Shortly before tho members of the board sepa rated today, Judge Stanton J. Peelc, president of the board, presented to Dr. Gardner a token of esteem. William L. Aud. formerly a resident of Washington, and Mrs. Carrie Vir ginia Cubttt, of Poolesvllle. wcro married In Rockvlllo yesterday by Rev. Samuel It. White. Dr White officiated at the marriage heie yesterday of William P. Boyle and Miss Bertha I. Harper, both of Norta umberland county, Va. HYATTSVILLE. At a meeting of the mayor and com mon council last night, $700 in the sink ing fund was appropriated to redeem ono $S0O and two $100 certincates of In debtedness, due In 1917. A communica tion was received from Irving Owings In which he complained of an assess ment on uncompleted improvements on his nrooerty. The assessment was an nulled. The cost of the new water main on Owens avenue will be assessed against tho abutting- property owners. A committee from tho II ro department asked that the rooms of the department be protected from vandals. J. C. Gor BUcli, of the State department of health. spoko on the condition or tno sewer emptying under tho highway bridgo be tween this town and Hyattsvllle. The council will remedy the matter after tho coming session of tne state legis lature Tho report of Town Treasurer William A. Shepherd showed the re ceipts of tho town for the past month to have been $1,401.63: disbursements wcro $1,306.09, leaving cash on hand, $93.51. The Sunday school of tho Methodist Episcopal Church South will hold its annual Christmas exercises tonight. The Sunday school Chrlstmaa festivi ties of Plnkney Memorial Episcopal Church took place last nlRht. Recita tions were give nby Addle Jamest Eliza beth rUlscoe, Grnco Farrar. Katherlnc Appleman, Eleanor Gambrlll, .William Bonncnberg, Sherman James, Jr.; Mar gretta West. A. W. Ruppcr rendered a solo, and Dlanche Leo sang "Havo ou Seen Our Santa." a song by Mls Dnshleld's class waa a feature. E. A, Fuller took the part of Santa Claua. 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