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Partly Cloudy Tonight (Full Report on Pago Two.) HOME EDITION I " - -. - ""'" ' " ' , ! ,., I " I ! I ,. . -U.l..mm mim NUMBER 8764. "WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBEB 30, 1913. PPIOU 0J3 CBN3V ALLIED SHIPS DEFEAT FLEET F . AUSTRIANS SINK 2 boat: I . ' Emperor Franz Josef's Squadron Flees After Lika Blown Up and Triglav Is Sunk in the Adriatic Sea. Italian ant) French Vessels Be lieved t Have Met Enemy, Who Was On Way From Cat- taro to Bombard Durazzo. PARIS, Dec. 30. The Aus trian destroyer Lika was blown up by a mine and the destroyer Trig lav sunk in a naval action with an allied squadron in the Adriatic off Durazzo, the ministry of marine announced today. "An Austrian squadron left Cat taro to bombard Durazzo and en countered an allied, squadron, which gave battle;" said the offi 'cial communique. "The Austrian destrdyer Lika was blown up by a mine and the destroyer Triglav was sunk. The other enemy ships fled," ,t NEWEST OF DESTROYERS. TtoJVdstroyeiWgTaVe!war 'built In 1913. displaced 7p7 tons, and was 26 feet Ion. Sh waa one or the newest of the Austrian destroyers, had a speed of 32.6 knots, and carried a crew of about rJnetv men. The Mka. like the Trlclay, Is one cf six new destroyers put Into service by Nustrla shortly before the beginning of the war. Presumably Italian and French war ships participated" In the naval battle. Krcnch war craft have been patrolling the Adriatic since the outbreak of the war. Prince William of Wied Opens Attack On Serbs To East of Scutari ROME. Dec. 30. Prince William of led. former ruler of Albania, has re organized Albanian tribes In (he region west of Prierend, and has begun an at tack on the Serbs east of Scutari. He Is co-operating with thtf Bulgari ans, who ' have launched fresh on slaughts against the poony equipped Serbs In the region of El Bassan. The two armies plan to annihilate the Serbs in northern Albania and drive other armies southward on Valona, where Italian forces afe concentrated. The news was brought nere today by Harold. Spencer, graduate of the United States' Naval Academy and former aide de camp to Prince William. Spencer is now a lieutenant with an Ingush mili tary mission In. Albania, and arrived in Home from Scutari. The Prince of Wied. ,ho salti. counts on clearing Albania of Serbian and Italian troops and reoccupylng the throne, with the consent of the central empires. Several Austrian officers have Joined Prince William's forces, advancing on Scutari. This evidently gave tIbo to re ports itht an Austrian army was at tacking the Albanian metropolis, Quc;n Hflena today sent a message of congratulation lb her father. King Nicholas of Montenegro, on the suc cesses of the Montenegrin armies. Ad vres to the Montenegrin legation today ysld Montenegrin armies continue to hold back the Austrian wings while smashing back the invaders' centers toward the Urn river. AGIST GALICIA BERLIN, Deo, 30. Concentration of Urge bodies of Russian troops In south eastern Oallrla nnd on the Bukowlna frontier Is reported In 'dispatches re ceived here today. The situation Is be ing watched closely "by the military au thorities. It is believed possible the f'zar .may be planning a smash against the Gallclan lines held by General von I.lnslngen, as well as an invasion of Bukowlna. Russian artillery and Infantry attacks against th- Austrian positions before Osernowltz are increasing in violence, and there are evidences that tho Slavs lire being reinforced For flv days the Austrian have maintained their posi tions under liev onslaughts. Inflicting heavy losses on the enem The offensive movement in now spreading along the Dneister. and northward Russian and Austrian forces are coming In contact. Russian troops are constantly arriving at TarnopoL CZAR PLANS SMASH Why England Wants . Conscription Recruiting Officer Gives Dem , onstratlon on - StrandFif teen Slackers Approached in Succession "We're No.t Getting . Enough , Fighting Men," He Says. I.ONDON. Dec 30. Why' the volun: tary system of obtaining men for the British armies hns failed and conscrip tion has been declared necessary, wan explained today ty an officer for four teen months in charge of Ion3ou's "cream" of recruiting stations. "Just come out and I'll givo you a practical demonstration!" he said, and he stepped into the Strand from the re cruiting hut that stands Just east of Charing Cross. It Was at the hour when the metro politan populace was homeward bound. Thousands of men from stores and shops wera hurrying home. ,The re emitting officer stepped into the crowd and touched "tha 'arm of a. iileelr Wlr. not over twenty-four, with a polite "Why don't youJoln the army!" - Fears for Jobs. "I'm piarrled and my Job would be pinched If I did," was the reply. Tho prospective recruit disappeared quickly. The next two men approached, ad mirable specimens of manhood, swore they were In the government service in the India office. The fourth was a farmer boy v.Ith his girl" on his arm Ho waa so startled at the recruiting of ficer's "request that ho dashed away into tho crowd. The fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth men accosted claimed physical un fitness. The ninth said his wife was sick. The tenth claimed to be over forty, the maximum age for recruits, though he didn't look it. Another Develops Limp. The eleventh was a letter sorter at the postofflce who 'pleaded that he couldn't leave the government in tho lurch. The twelfth crossed his heart that he was lame and limped away, though he was not seen to limp as the officer approached. The thirteenth was too old and the fourteenth said he was a policeman in citizen's clothes. The flftAAnttl Jna .nnMB.1..J - solid feet of cockney, sneered at tho recruiting officer. "You're askin' me allowance j enough for-my 'wife? No None of this army for me." Getting the Dregs. "There's the answer." M th , crulting officer, '"They simply won't go. That's why we're going to have conscription. "The wont nt It I- tv.-. tv. j . f HT ricru,t0 we're getting today -... uicjj. iim imame class ftel loT?. Yith th? whlte collars won't go until they are shoved. Many of the men worn cntHno- aA !........ . would join the army any way for "; --l. ."y "na 8even shlll ngs ggjy ""getting enough APPEAL FOR OSBORNE State Executive Reported to Have Advised Prison Super intendent to Go Slowly. ALBANY, N. T.. Dec 3fj. awrnn- Whitman stepped into the Osborne Riley prison controversy today, ad vising Riley against "hasty decision" on the question. of Osborne's remov al, according to a report In circula tion at the capltol. Riley had announced that: unless Os borne resigned today h would re move him, as a result of the Sing Sing warden's indictment on charges of negligence and Immorality, Whitman's alleged promise to re tain Osborne unless charges were proven was cited as a powerful in fluence in the warden's favor. The governor today received hun dreds of telegrams and letters de manding that Osborne be retained pending his trial. unea Osborne's work In Sing Sing will bo lauded and his Indictment condemned LamaS8 n,tJnB ,n Carnegie Hall here Monday night, according to an an nouncement today. Organisation nnH ndlvlduals interred In the defence of the warden and the preservation of the program he has Instituted In Sing Sine will arrange Jho meeting. me Among those whose names appear In connection with the movement are George Gordon Battle. Osborne's coun sel. George W. Wlckersham! Carrie PI"? ," J.ohn nry Hammond nnd Adolph Lewlsohn. nna. George W. Kirch wey, former denn f Columbia Law School, who wis onred the wardenshlp when he went to Al bany to Intercede for, Osborne's reten tion announced he could not accept un less temporarily, and then only In the event Of Osborne's resignation. - ' i Four Are Indicted For Brooklyn Factory Fire NEW YORK. Dec. 30, Manslaughter Indictments were returned today against four persons held responsible for the death of twelve ptrsons, mostly young girls, In tho Are that destrojed a candy factory building in Brooklvn November . Mrs. Cella Diamond, owner of the hulldlng. her husband, Edward L. Dia mond, and Samuel Rarkln and Samuel Simon, proprietors of the Kssex Slilrt Company, orcuilngr tho upper floor, were the persons Indicted, It jvas charged they ignored orders ,of State Inspectors to safeguard tho old build ing ageinst fir. PR0il.GOV WHITMAN GASOLENE RISE NOT DUE 10 ANY SHORTAGE U. S. Geological Survey Points to Increased stock As "Fair ly Conclusive Rebuttal." DRILLING ACTIVITY RENEWED Better Crude Oil Market Starts Work, Which Forecasts Larger Output. There Is no excuse, from the stand point of production, for the rapidly In creasing gasolene prices, according to an official statement issued today by the United States Geological Survey. In a bulletin Indicating a heavy in crease in production over last year, which was a record year, the survey says: v "The increase in stocks Is in Itself a fairly conclusive rebuttal of any price-boosting plea of a present short age. Furthermore tho better market .for crude oil which characterized tho closing months of the year has already somewhat Stimulated drilling activities. wnicn may contribute to noxt year's production." Today's bulletin does not give the production figures for this year, but does state the reserve crude ll con- umun. xi says: "These statistics aro of special In terest to the gasolene-consuming public In that they indicate a slight incruaso oyer the output of crude oil of 1914, which Itself waa a record breaker," Continuing, the bulletin says: The present year began with l sur Pius petroleum In field storage, eo ii. ij'u"";iun oi cruae on was not pushed. Under theso conditions the small Increase In marketed production was significant, although It amounted to less than 2.000,000 barrels. Of tho ' total yield of the welU the past year.) about 8 per cent remains In field stor-' age. and added to thla are the stocks i held n storage by the pipe line com-i a unci u rniunniBn nv iha iiiut. trnSSi saa irMcW is as wuntry'a output of crude oil. has not Mondell Urges Laws To Save Oil Lands of Western Operators Legislation to prevent hundreds of Wyoming and California oil operators from being ousted from their lands which have been withdrawn by t;vu Government, was urged today before the House Public Lands Committee by Congressman Mondell of Wjomlng. Representatives of the oil interests and California Congressmen will bo hoard later. Chairman Ferris, of the Lands Com mittee, stated today that tho coal, oil and gas land leasing Mil would be framed purely as a conservation meas ure, introduced at the request of tho Secretary of the Interior, and without Rrnvislnn far Via Vvn,ntnw nn j-ii forma oil operators. He added that an uiiji-iiuiucni iniKiii do presented later for the relief of these operators. It was learned today that Senator Phelnn of California ha. ., n in.. to Attorney General Gregory protesting yaiii.ii uiin proporca ouster or tne on operators in his State who would be affected by the proposed hill. Tho Interstate Commerce Commission will hold a. hearing on January 11 to Investigate tho recent accidents result ing from explosions of gasolene with a view to changing the regulations for shipment of gasolene and petroleum products. In an announcement today the com mission said that a recent accident at Ardmore. Okla., which resulted In the killing of thlrty-nlno nersons, Injury to a large number of others and a prop erty loss of Jl.000,000 was the direct cause of the hearing. The commission will investigate tho transportation of all inflammable articles and acids. T IN TELEPHONE RATES John T. Twohey Would Reduce to $2 Cost of Two-Party Business Line, Request that the Chesapeake and Po tomac Telephone Companv bo required to reduce the rot of a two-parlv busi ness llpe telephone to II a month for a maximum of th'rv ca'ls. was recelvvd bv tho PuhlV I'MIUIes Commission to day from John T. Twohey, nn attorney. The present cost l i 50 a month The new schedule of rates effectlvo April 1 Increases the maximum number of calls to forty, but the monthjv cost Is not changed. Mr. Twohey asserts that the pa trons of the two-party business Jlne telephone rarely use the maximum number of calls He suggests that the maximum number remain the same and that the monthly cost be made $2. This would give the tele phone company a minimum return of 6 2-3 cents Instead of 6 l- cents, on a forty call basis. The suggestion, t was stated, will be considered by the commission .In connection with tho Jlnnl determina tion of the rate question, which Is dependent upon the valuation of the company's properties. ATTORNEY ASKS CU SANITOIM IN CHEVY CHASE EASES LICENSE Commissioners Order Revoca tion on Ground That Institu tion Is "Nuisance." RESIDENTS FILED PROTESTS Action Is Contrary to Opinion of Assistant Corporation Coun sel Stephens. On motion of rimmlssloner Brownlow. the Commissioners today ordered tho rovcatln f the license of the Chevy Chaso Sanltorlum at Thirty-second and Tennyson street on the ground that It is a "nuisance to the neighborhood." The sanitarium is given Until Febru aryy 1 for the location of -Its patients at some other ..place. Tho action of the Commissioners ts contrary to the opinion f Francis H. Stephens, assistant crporatlon counsel, that the hoard would not be Justified In revoking the license. Following a number of complaints against the institution, filed by resi dents of Chevy Chase and Plnehurst. the Commissioners appointed Mr. Stephens to take testimony at a seiies ofg hearings which began March 16, and report to them. Retrieved by Symc. ,In Mr. Stephens' finding, which? were submitted to the hoard last month, ht. gao It as his opinion thai tho testi mony did not sho that the sanltorlum was a nuisance elthur in low or in fact, and that tho Ix.ard would not be Justi fied In mvoMtiK Its license. Pvlew of the testimony was made bv Conrad II. Pyme, Corporation Cminsot, who con- nrnica Mr. mepnen report. Tho Conimlcflnnc.n say that, having carefully considered the testimony, they have "unanimously arrived at the con clusion that tho t:h.v,v Chase Sanator ium, now being conducted und'r a license issued by said Cotnmlsstortars ia a nuisance to the nc ruhVjrhood; wherefore- It la ordejc ?nrt''i.i"'Hoeme'W revoked and annulleoV ' Twenty-three sessions were held be fore. Mr. Stephens In the board room of the District building. Between forty and fifty witnesses were exam ined. The principal charge was that patients wore allowed to wander, without attendants, beyond the boundaries of the institution. Com plaint was made also of noises and other features which. It was asserted, tended to make the Institution a nui sance to the neighborhood. No Dangerous Patients. A number of former patients and visi tors and attendants testified that there were no dangerous patients at the sanl torlum, nnd that tho noise was no greater than was to be expected In a properly conducted' Institution. Dr. B. R. Logic, superintendent of the sanltorlum, was represented by the law firm of Tucker, Kenyon & Macfnr land. The attorneys for the complain ants were Clyde D. Garrett. Walter C. Clephane, Levi II. David. Edward F. Colladay, and the firm of Douglas, RufCIn & Obear. T L Denied That He Is Immune Because a Congressman. Precedent Found. Congressman Buchinan of Illinois will be nrersted Into this afternoon for his connection with Labor's Peace Coun cil, which Is nccused of fomenting strikes among munition Plant employes, according to a, ftntoment ri' bv As sistant Attorney Gueral Todd at the Department of Justice todav Mr. Buchanan's contention that .n is Immune from nrrrst becai.se he Is- a Congressman, will not he countenanced, according to Derarlment of Justice of ficials'. Thev deny he enjovs any im munity aria will proceed nolnst him as lfvho were not a Congressman. J. Maurice Splaln, United States Marshall here, who will serve the bnrh warrant on Mr. Buchanan said: "Tf the warrent is given to me It will crtalnly he served. I do not be lieve Mr. Buchanan Is Immune from arrest, hut whether or not I believe it. I have no option In the matter. A marshal is expected to servo the papers given him." Coneressman Ralnev of Illinois Is set Ine as counsel for Mr. Buchanan. Mr Ralnev railed unon Assistant Attomev General Todd todav and Insisted that his colleague was Immune from arrest as a member of Comrress. Mr. Todd said the Goevrnmen did not admit any such im munity on Mr. Buchanap's part, and In tended serving the warrant charging conspiracy The warrant for Congressman Buc hanan toepther with those for former Coneressman Robert Fowler, Henry B. Martin, mid Herman Pchulthela, reached tho Department of Justice from New Tork earl ytoday, WilsonWill Extend . Honeymoon Three Days President Wilson It became fcnown to day. Is Planning to extend his honey moon at Hot Springs until next WHnw. tdav. Absence of alarming news'reuard fine tile, negotiations between Austria anq tne I'niteq males ovor tho Ancona case Is tho reason. It Is believed. He had planned to return Monday. ODD SAYS BUCHANAN WL BE ARRESTED 'PEACE BY FORCE' PLEA STARf S PACIFISTS INTO SESSION OF WRANGLING , J i'l AASO710 &V G.v- ouort. vvsiiK ."aisKfW' l ,:A'm'mTm4rs' MR8. AMJERTT SIDNKY BURLESON, Wife of the Postmaster General, who presided at the sessions of tho woman's conference of the Pan-American Congress today. FAIRBANKS ENTERS Former Vice President Put For ward By Republican Party of Indiana at "Love Feast." INDIAN POLIS. Dec. 30. Charles Warren Fairbanks was put Into the Presidential race today bv tho Repub lican partv of Indiana, meeting hero In its quadrennial lovefeast. an event pre ceding each national c9nventlon. Fairbanks name was put forward by Kdward P. Morrow, of Kentucky, who pledged Kentucky's support from tho drop of the hat to the finish. Among the speakers was W. E. Humphreys, of Washington. All at tendance records for the lovefeast were broken, the crowd Including many from the fold of tho Bull Moose. A constructive policy for world trade was urged ny Fairbanks, when ho spoke after a flvo-mlnute ovation. He declared preparnoss against Industrial Inva sion was as necessary as national ml'l tary preparedness. He advocated the establehlment of banking nnd commer cial houses all over the world. Indiana's favorite son was vigorous In his denunciation of Democratic plana to levy direct war taxes In the shape of a tax on pig iron, bank checks, gaso lene, and automobiles. He sounded a warning against letting the Kuiopuan war engender racial hatred In this coun- FUTURE AMERICANS IY BE TOOTHLESS Evidence that , Americans are likely to become a toothlens r.a,ce. was present ed before the International Congress of Americanists In a paper by Dr. Robert Bennett Bean, of Tulano University, this morning. ' Dr. Bean has conducted an extenslvo study of the teeth of children of vari ous nationalities, with the result that he has found teeth of American como later In life than thoBo of French, Ger man, Indian, or Filipino children, and that the number is fewer. Dr. Pliny Earle Goddard, of the Amer lean Museum of Natural History, wns the presiding officer this morning. Among those who read papers were fir, Bruno Oetteklng, Clark Wssler. 15. V. Hawkes, Warren K. Moorehead, David I. .Bushnell, Jr.. W 15. Myer, George Grant MacCurdy, Prof. Charles I'en body, George II. Pepper ad Amos V. Butler. Dr. Held, Poet, Dead. SYRACUSE. N. V Dec. SO.-Dr. Ernest Held. poet, philosopher and mu sician. Is dead at his home here at the age of ninety-two. He was instructor to former President Cleveland in the latter'o boyhood day. FXNM WTO SUFFRAGISTS FAIL ii 11 Expected Descent Upon Wom en's Section of Pan-American Congress Fails. ' Repressive measures were taken today by the executive committee of the Pan American Scientific Congress In antici pation of a "raid" by woman suffrage speakers on tho deliberations of the woman's section of the congress over which Mrs. A. S. Burleson presided to day. The word had gone out that the "raid" was to have materialized today, but It did not. Nor could It, despite the fact that most of the regular speakers before the congress aro suffragists of national repute. It had been announced that Mrs. Jesso Harding Stubbcs Mackaye, one of the most uggresslve leaders of the Concessional Union for Woman Suf fragefl, would bo on hand, and at the psychological moment would throw a bombshell Into the meeting hy offering a resolution allowing that while it was all well and good for the women of the Western Hemisphere to consider the problems of properly bringing up their children, they would never bo free to carry out their ifleas until thy had the vote. After that things were expected to hapoon. That exnlairm vhv today's meeting was the most largely) Mrs. Mackaye declared to a Times reporter this afternoon that she nevor (Continued un Seventh Page.) CUTTER UNABLETO 'Greek Liner, With 300 Passen gers Aboard, Believed To Be Caught in Another Storm. NEW TORK. Dee. rxv.The Greek liner Thessalonilw, with 800 passengers aboard, was still missing early today and ' the coast .fitta! cutter Sceneca, cruising in a ' radius off Sandy Hook, was attempting to get Into com munication with the crippled liner. The Seneca was unablp to find the Thessu lonlka early today, she reported In a wireless message to New -York. Tho Thcs8alonlka's wireless power was so weak, the message said, aii to render her messages Indecipherable. The lust decipherable messago said the Thessalonlka was a)0 miles off Sandy Hook, her engine rooms flooded and making onlv four miles an hour. Since then the Thessalonlka is believed to have encountered another storm, her third on the voyage from the Piraeus, Oroece, to New York. M mm FIND THESSALONIKA s ht JJ i ' K ' U J Pan-American Delegates - Ara Stirred By Educator's Plea For National, Defense. ' . ' SUFFRAGISTS ARE BLOCKED Women's Conference to Considr er No Resolution Until Passed By Bord. Advocates of. the doctrine to? peaceful adjustment of fnterrration al disputes broke out in, a warljkt wrangle among themselves '.today when the memBers of the" And ean Society for, judicial Setfie ment of' International Dispones met at the Shoreham Hotel, f- , The clash pecurxed. oyer"-;"th question of national defence. Early in the meeting Dr.-Tajoptt Williams, head .of the, SchooK of Journalism of Columbia. Univer sity, Hey York, read an atfdresji, 'the keynote utterance" of which was that the United States should join with other nations in a leagup to insure world-wide peace-'"y force of arms, and that, to mat end, this country should devote -it self to a proper military prepared ness. .. . .., , "PEACE BY FORCE." "Peace." declared Dr. ,rllllams. ;ci only be secured 'by force. If the United States continues to .elt ,tn thei worldja councils unarmed, it cannot also 'clt thero without fear." ( The sentiment evidenUy did "not, jlbj with what others present regarded aa the proper Ideal of an organization dedicated to the protection of wo.rto peace by Judicial settlement. t There were many quick to dtsplrtft the doctor's statement, and the dis cussion that followed was a lively one. and, at times, not altogether Judicial, In contradiction of Dr. .WIlllartTfl, speakers mounted thevplatlQrtn ta.flft clare that the guiding .stars of tho world-wide movement for Infernatlpnat arbitration had been, ara must con tinue to be, anU-mllltartsm and dis armament, rather than, preparedness.' American Intervention. i According to Dr. Williams, President Wilson, had he been backed b' "mlU tary and naval force entitled to re spect, might well have Intervened to prevent tho European war by declaring that It had vital Interests 'at stake; and insisting upon a resort to arbitration. Henry c. Nlles, of Pennsylvania; who steered a mid-way oourse'ln the discus sion, belittled the effectiveness of 'sepa rate peace treaties such1 as the 'so called "Brvan treaties." "Many nations," he Held, -Triuat bi welded together in. an alliance to en force peace and bring, fretful nations into a wbrld court, and enrprce pe vie by weight ot their combined military establishments," r ' Klsewhcre throughout 'the city, th other sections and subsections of the Pan-American Congress and of the In dependent organisations meeting here, held sessions largely attended. But at one of the sections, at-Jeasti a looked for sensation did not develop. No. ope. In short, threw a woman-suffraga bombshell Into the- meeting of tho woman'a conference at the D." A." 1L -Continental Hall, over which Mrs. Al bert S. Burleson presided today I Block Suffrage Test ' ' Mrs. Jesse Harding -Stubbs MaekaW DR.TALCOTTWILLIAM nnilDQ DflMD AT SESSION ,pne of the most aegresslve 'of tlja woman s.uff raglsts of this city, -waa her alded as the one llkelv to, start seme- , thing bv Introducing h suffrage, resolu tion. Mrs. Mackaye .denied .today that she ever had such an intention. But eyen If she had, s"he vfould. ha,VA.,hs'd a hard time getting awav Uh It. the reason being that at "the ohtaet o.f to day's meeting of the conference. It fwas announced from' tpe Platform that no resolutions were to, be Introduced In ahjr section of the congress that had -hot previously be.en submitted to itnd passed unoit by the executive conr"IUee of th congress. Nothing wns snMf about. stif frage. of course, but the meaning una clear. ... At the meeting .or the AnrCan, Bt ttstlca) Association the discouraging In formation wna developed, bv Prof. Inv Ing Fisher of Tale that the death rate among Presidents and Vice- Presidents Is, increasing, and that bad ..hygiene and official responsibilities 'are 're sponsible for thn fact that Congreafemiii serving more than one term do not live as long as .they'lisM to. At tho sslon, of the section ori edu cation, a Jolt was given to The com placent trachlnrs of educators who would create In the child aTaUs patriotism by belittling 'oUier countries, in compariron with his on. 7hl blow at false pride waa delivered "W X 2 I '