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THE WASHINGTON TBIES: WEDNESDAY: DECEMBER 29; 1915.
NEW ARMIES, BRITISH REPLY TO PEACE HINT Summary of Possible Terms Offered By Berlin Meets English Ridicule. LONDON, Dec. 29. A declmlon to call new armies into the field by con scription, If necessary, in Great Brit ain's answer to what officials regard as a new "peace feeler' from Ger man)'. Press dispatches from Berlin and Geneva today contain new peace hints and report that the official news agency of Germany, the Wolff Bureau, has sent to newspapers a summary of possible terms of peace. This summary, according- to the bu reau, was prepared and printed by the Xuc Zuericher Zeltung of Zurich. Ridicule Peace Program. Though the Wolff Bureau specifical ly declares that, though clrculat'nc this summar), it is not repruseiiuiiK the government in putting out "peace XeSlers," that view was generally taken here today. British officials ridicule the alleged German peace program, commenting sarcastically on the idea that Ger many would exact hugu Indemnities from tho allies. The possible peace terms suggested by the Swiss newspaper and printed in Germany call for: 1. Evacuation of Belgium and north ern Fruncc by Germany.. 2. Establishment of a i'ollsh kingdom under thd domination of ticrmany and the payment of a largo sum annually to Germany by ltussla. Return of Colonies. 1 Payment to Germany by Belgium of tho sum Belgium formerly spent each year on her armies. i. Return of all German colonies con quered by tho allies. o. Payment by tho allies to Germany of an indemnity of about HGOO.OOO.UOU. Thr peace terms, the Swiss newspa per declared, should also contain some guarantees that Belgium would enter into no alliances with Germany's enemies. Germany probably vould maintain garrisons In Belgium until the allies fulfilled all condi'inns of the peace treaty. Kicnch claims upon Alsace-Lorraine were ignored by the Swiss paper in drawing up Its tentative p.:a'c program. The Geneva Tribune prints reports that the German chancellor will visit Vienna shortly with the object of open ing peace discussions. AUSTRIAN GRENAD E HITS ITALY'S KING Sensational Rumor Sent Out Through Overseas News Agency of Berlin. BERLIN (via -wireless to Sayville), Dec 29. vlnpr Victor Emmanuel, Italy's lighting monarch Is In a hospital near tho Austrp-Itallan front after being hit by an Austrian grenade, ac cording to a sensational rumor re ceived by the Overseas Newa Agency. Execution for treason of a general In timate with King Victor Is also re mored here, the agency continued. It adds: 'Travelers returning from northern Italy say that In consequence of the terroristic methods of the police all the people of Italy are panic-stricken. There Is a general dislike of tho -war. and It la sal dthat if only tho right man wore at the head of the govern ment Italy would make peace, in spite of the London agreement. Roumanian Attitude Subject of Conferences HOME, Deo. 29. Diplomatic negotia tions looking to Russia's Intervention In the Balkans have been resumed at Bucharest, Petrograd and Rome, It Is learned. The negotiations deal with the atti tude Roumanla will take in the event that a Russian army crosses her terri tory to attack Bulgaria. Russian and Roumanian diplomats have been In con ference at tho Russian embassy sev eral times this week. THE WEATHER REPORT. The forecast for tho District of Co lumbal Rain this afternoon; fair to night nnd Thursday; not much change it wuiiiciniuiii, luwem irmperaiure to night about 32. Strong southeast, shift ing to west winds. Maryland Rain this afternoon; fair tonight nnd Thursday; not much chango In temperature. Virginia Rain this afternoon; fair to night and Thursday; not much change In temperature. BULGARIANS TREAT AMERICANS ROUGHLY Official Confirmation of Report. Bulgarian Government Investigate Charges. Official confirmation has been re ceived by the Stato Department of re ports of tho rough treatment accorded Mrs. Walter Fnnvoll. of Cliicago.J lormerty or Washington, and Dr. R. C. Forbes, a Red Cross surgeon, 'by Bul garian troops entering Monastlr. Cabled advices declaro that the Bul garian government has ordered an lu cstlgatlon of the Incident. The Investi gation will also cover charges of tho forced entrance of Bulgailan troops Into American Red Cross headquarters, and tho seizure of a quantity of flour, after an American flag, hung over the doer for protection, had been torn down. The building was forcibly entered. State Department advices said, when Dr. Forbes refused to surrender to the Bulgarians flour ho had purchased for the civil population. Mrs. Furwell at tempted to photograph the Bulgarian soldiers during the raid and "hod her apparatus seized and destroyed and was momentarily roughly bundled'' St. Michael's School Presents Cantata Pupils of tho Sunday school of the Episcopal parish of St. Michael and AH Angels presented last night a can tata, -scene of the Nativity," under the direction Of Mrs. G. IT. Rni-neaton the composer. une cantata was tho feature of tho Christmas foxHvnl In lh nnrl.l, Imll The roles of the three wise men were taken by a. Irwin Burncston, S. .1. Howes, and S. Fowler. John Storv, Charles Story, Ralph 8troman, Frank Stroman, Lester Stromal), and James Mrkland sang as shepheids. Incidental recitations were given by Ernet Lln ten. Gertrude Hammer, James Kirk land, and Edna Blumer. nl1 uiaus, impersonated by C. J. Holiday, distributed gifts fnd candy. 18 Dead, 47 Injured in German Train Wreck BERLIN (via wireless to Savvllle). Dec. 29. Eighteen German soldiers on furloughs were killed and 47 wounded today when a train jumped the track at Bentschen station. French Bombard Enemy Works in Champagne PARIS. Dec. 29. Bombardment of en emy works west of Navarln faim. in the Champagne region, and gienade fighting near Chauines. are reported in this afternoon's official communique. British Army Officer Hangs Himself in Office LONDON. Dec. 29. Lieut. Col. Joseph Greenwood, sixty, committed suicide by hanging in the office of the Horse Guards at White Hall. His bndv wn found today. BILtBOARD MEW DESCRIBE) BEFORE CIVIC ASSOCIATION Cause Fires, Spread Disease, and Aid Criminals, Asserts Speaker. Crusaders against the billboards and nolso nuisances reported to the Ameri can Ciclv sedation at its morning meeting at the New Wlllard Hotel to day. When the association met for It afternoon session Miss Margaret Wilson pieslded and -spoke on "Tho School Aa a Community Center." and other speak ers, of national note, told about school social centers, "Tho fundamental difficulty In meet ing tho billboard problem has been the ohjectlon of courts to recognizing es thetic considerations in regulating out door advertising," said K. L. Millard, of Chicago, in commenting on "Pres ent Legal Aspects of the Billboard Problem." . Are Physical DaitRcr. "Tho first objections to outdoor ad vei thieim-nts," he continued, "are thab they offend the eyes and that tho .tiuctuns which generally support them tend to create physical dangers und nuisances "I'lioy cuusc tires, spread disease, and old criminals." Baltimore was commendod for its efforts In abating useless noises by Mrs. Imogin U. Oakloy, of Philadel phia. She paid that city had passed a Voul-satletylng ordinance against bulking dog " nnd she also praised the appointment of a ''noise police man." "He Is evidently the right man for the light place," she said, "for by persuasion ulbne he has induced blow ers of whistles, rlngeis of bells, drivers of early morning milk carts, owneis ot cats and dog with reach ing lung power, to abate all their i.relfss noises out of regard for their neighbor." ' For Musical Hot s. Mrs. Oakley suggested that "If Mr. Ford should fall in his endeavor to bring about peace In Kurope he might do much to promote peace of mind In America by fitting all his cars with musical horns." "We all believe In the rights of the Individual, and that if a man wants a dog, or a. tooster, or a 'noise making novelty' he has a right to have it, Jiiht as he has a right to refuse to be vaccinated and dlo of smallpox, should ho earnestly i.leKlre to dlo that way, but he must go to the di-sert to enjoy those rights " As a latter day version of a munici pal Golden Rule, Mrs. Oakley suggest- CASTORIA For Infants and Children In Vtm For Ovr 30 Years Always bears tho Senator of &L&c n K-S NEW YEAR'S EVE Supper de Luxe Souvenirs Dancing Confetti Special Attractions Please, make reservations early to secure table. Special New Year's Dinner, 1 to 8 P. M. 1.50 per plate. v. s. BUREAU R a. m 35 3 a m "A 10 a. m 28 11 a. m 33 12 noon 10 1 p. m 40 AFFLKCK'S. ' 8 a. m 40 9 a. m 4 10 a. m 4T 11 n. m 4( 12 noon 4s 1 P. m 49 TIDE TABLE. I High tide at 1:01 n. m. and 1:36 p. m Low tide at 7:33 a. m. and 8 10 p. m ' SUN TABLE. Sun rose at 7:15 Sun sets at 4:50' Light automobile lamps ut 5:21 p. m. The Weather a Year Ago Todav Fair, Temperatuie, Hlgn 45 elegit oi lxw 33 degrees renumber Laxative Hromo Quinine cures a cold in one du. Iook for signature E. AV. GROVE. 2.V. There is only one "Bromo Quinine." Advt. I Steam Table From 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Best Quality Food At Popular Prices White Palace Lunch 1113 Pa. Ae. iAvrn st. an nth i. rf "1916" Home Chancel Creations II to 17 Qirard jfy""(l $300 Cash lBHFRH EASY TERMS Tlp- -fplt Lots 20 Foot Frontage w; ' J '- " ";. ,. IHlv 1 I They're built of the beau tiful light brlcU with black mortar, giving a striking and exclusive af reet. i;aeh has st large rooms and concrete cellar. gas and electric lights, e - tra laige attic, extra lace double cement poichi-. hot-water heat, hardw iod tluoughout, steel constric tion, steel columns on front porch, double obK floors, servants' toilet in cellar, extra laige laundi tubs, etc To Innnei'ti Tnke Ilroitk- lnnil -nr to North Cuiillol nnd filrnril xtrci'tn, tlirn moIU ran (.Irani ktrert I Only Hi 1L 1 Lef tJ Thomas A.Jameson OWNER AND BUILDER 61 New York Avenue N.W. Plmnr North -10.1N for I-'re Auto Service. Open and lighted uutll 0 p. m. ed this paraphrase. "Lovo your neigh bor as yourself, and keep ybur dog and rooster still." Would Save Nlngnra. Necessity of legislation nnd n treaty with Cnnada to save tho glory of Ni agara Kails was emphasized by J. Horace McFurlnnd before tho American, v-ivic .AHBcwiuion last overling ut ttie New Wlllard Hotel. Mr. ilcKailand, who Is president of tho association, suggested its a slogan. J?.m?,' alcr from Nlagaia's glory." "If Niagara Is to bo further picked at, pared away, skinned, cui tailed, tilled in, or 'improved,' If tho rapids aWo nnd tho rapids below are to bo changed Into mill ponds: If the whole spectacle Is to be continued as that ot a helpless natural wonder tho pconlo will keep nulet and permit the continuance of the present pioccks," he ald. "If, on tho contrary, the people of America want to keep faith with the whole world, and to iae for themselves and what Is left of the one greatest and most accessible) natural wonder of tho Western Hemisphere, they will make their will known niomptly.' Knos Mills, chairman of the National I'ark Committee, of Estos, Col., spolto on "National Parks and Preparedness," last evening. "Woman and Woodcraft," was Mrs. John Dickinson Sherman's subject, and other addresses wore those by Ullbert Qrosvenor on "The Needs ot National Parks:" R. B. Marshall, gen eral superintendent of National Parks, on "What must bo done fox tho Parks" and "Pictorial Glimpses ofur National Parks," a motion picturo talk, by Rob ert S. Yard, of tho Department of the Interior. A national park service, which would place, under one head the science, his toric and recreational reservations of the country, is provided for In a bill Just Introduced Into Congress, Rlchaid Xi. Watrous, secretary of the associa tion, told delegates last evening. Officers Elected. J. Horace McFarland was re-elected president of the American Clvle As sociation at a business meeting this morning, and other officers re-elected Included John Nolen, Cambridge", Mass.; William B, Howland, New York city, treasurer; Richard B. Wat rous, secretary, nnd the following Vice presidents, Miss Margaret Wil son, Arnold Brunner, (leorgo U. Dealer, Mrs. Edward W, Blddle, George B. McAneny, J. Lookto Wilson, and Clinton Rogers Woodruff, Members of the executive board elected today were: Mrs. Elmer K. Black, of New York city; Mis Mable T. Boardman, of Washington; Aljen Chafnborlaln, of Boston; Charles M. Dow, of Jamestown, N. Y.J Morton B, Hull, df Chicago; Thomas H. Martin, of Tncoma; Miss Louise Klein Miller, of Clovcland; Enos Mills, of Estos Park, Col.; Leo J. Nlnde, of Port Wayne, Ind.j Frederick Law Olm sted, of Brookllne, Mass.; Mrs. Tercy V. Pennybacker, of Austin, Tex.; Charles a. Plummer, of Salt Lake City; the Rov. A. II. Scott, of Perth, Canada; Mrs. John Dickinson Sher man, of Chicago; Howard N. Strong, of Minneapolis; T. C. Thompson, of Chattanooga; tho Rov. John Van Hchalck, Jr., of Washington, and Prof Frank A. Waugh, of Amhorst, Mass. Postoffice Christmas Business Sets Record Reports received nt tho Pcstoffice De partment today showed the postal busi ness In various big cities during the Christmas holidays was from 15 to 40 per cent greater than last year. Tho average increase wbb about 25 per cent. In many of the postofflcos the clerical forces were compelled to work thirteen hours continuously to take care of tho great volume of letter?, packages and cards. Figures showing the total salo of stamps nnd aggregate of business done by the poofflces during tho holi day aro oxpected by the department next week. NEW INDICTMENTS IN PLOT CASE EXPECTED Grand Jury in New York to In vestigate Fresh "Charges of Alien Conspiracy. Prisoner Hangs Self. PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 29. Arrested on a chnrgo of robbery, Walter Bender hanged himself early 'ortay In his cell at City Hnll. Ho used a strop for tho purpose and had been dead several hours when his body was discovered by a turnkey. ' (Continued from First Page.) States District Altorncv II. Snowden Marshall, of New York.' House officials expert on precedent declared Buchanan could not be forced to retire from Congressional duties until tried. Conduct of an Indicted member of Congress Is largely a matter of per sonal taste. Precedents dug up today are conflicting. Former Senator Mitchell of Oregon, indicted for nlloged land 'frauds, resigned, but former Congress man Cnstlft of Pennsylvania Indicted in th? Harrlshurg capltol scandal, retained hti sent and attended House sessions. Declaring his Indictment was a "frame up" in District Attorney Marshall's of fice, Buchanan today said disclosures in the impeachment case' before the Houso Judiciary Committee would reach men "higher up" responsible for alleged per secution. Buchanan was undecided whether to await arrest urtder tho bench warrant Issued In New York, or go there volun i tarlly this week to plead not guilty and arrange ball. Department or justico officials said his actual arrest Is not contemplated. Bench warrants are expected for JTenrv S. Martin and Herman Soiiult els, of the so-called "anti-trust league," and former Congressman Robert Fowler of Illinois, general counsel of the peace council, indicted with Buchanan. Nearly $3,000,000,000 In 'French War Loan PARIS, Dec. 29.-Nearly M.000,000,000 la the amount of the subscriptions to the French "Victory l,oon." according to An official announcement. The offers' came not only from France, but frorn Knglnnd, Switzerland, Holland, Spain, Argentina, nnd bthcr foreign countries, showing universal confidence In the stability of tho government and iti credit abroad. Of the sum $180,000,000 will bo used to lepay advances made by tho Bank of Franco. BERLIN (by wireless to Sayville). necembor 29,-Cash payments on the' ilVrL German war loan reached $2,777, 978,000 on December 23. this being 91.4 per cent of the total subscription, the overseas News Agency announced, this despite tho fact that only 75 per cent of the total Is so far due. POSLAM ALLAYS SKIN SUFFERING ! 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