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1' ' I II I I 1" -J.- ' -'l C-.T " Hi -: ir i - . .--:'v- i i ft. i . WEATHER FORECAST: ' - Fair Tonight (Full Report on Page Two.) Sunday Evening Edition WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, DEEtyBER 31, 1910. NUMBER 10,031. PRICE ONE CENT M MMmimtm wxaater T w W "" r " "J"" i " --mmmmmmm0mt ' - ...... , ' . , ' . I . . . , , , , , 1 I I ! I I I I TWIN WELCOME AWAITING 1917 J. . v JBolemn Celebration in Churches Tonight Followed by Gayety Tomorrow. MANY RECEPTIONS PLANNED J5ocinl Calendar Woll Filled With Semi-official and Private Functions. Baby 1017 will te pardoned If It "rub lit, eye and thlnV.n Itflelf twin. Anyway It will net n double welcome, It coming tonight will be celebrated ' In solemn and thoughtful fashion, In the qhurchrs, with watch night meet Ing. Ilut tomorrow night the lid will be off, and In nearly every' hotel In the city there will be a midnight enter tnlnrucnt of some port. In thn churches today the hop that the now year may aen peace In Europe was tho predominant note. Thl hope will be Incorporated In lomi of the sermons and many of the prayer at tho serviced tonight. Will Hun Extra Car. lloth street car companies have an Bounced that extra aervlco wilt be given tomorrow night to handle the Joy-seeking crowd. Car wilt be riTn cloie together until an early hour Tuesday morning. A clone schedule alto wilt bo maintained tonight to transport thn crowd to and from the churche celebrating with aervlco the New Tear. New Year Day alway I distinctive t In Waihlngton for It oclal event, and tomorrow will be no exception. Though there wilt be no reception at the White House, and therefore no breakfast to .the DlplomatlcCorp. usu ally given by the Secretary of Htate and hla wife, otlvnr semi-official and private function there will In plenty. Irayal Wemeo to Receive. v The Legion of Loyal Women I to hold a receptlon'at the Raleigh Oak room from 1 to I o'clock tomorrow. Vocal number, piano and violin aolo, and patriotic ong will be on the program. Mr. Ada II. Wei, president of the legion, will head the receiving line. Assisting hfr will be Mr, John A I'Vifln, .Hiss ir iHii7f Mrv, 9mvj r. j-QVKWOoa, iia urace i-isrvc, ir. Mary Logan Tuekor, Mr. Albertln Odell. Mr. Stuart Johnion, Mr, (lourl V. Wood. Mr. T. W. Calver. Mil Mary K. Smith, Mr. K. 1C Gillette, Mr. Helen A. Kngle, Mr. Florence Dono hue. Mr. May Houghton, Mra. M. A. Knopp, Mr. I. O. Tomeroy, Mr. Ollvo t. Johnion, Mr. Anan K. Ball, Ml Mario U llyerlee, Mr. A. J. Hughe, and Mr. Martha R. I.elth. A. reception to Confederate Veteran wjll bo given at Confederate Memorial Jlome. 1522 Vermont avenue, from T.HO to 11 o'clock tomorrow evening. (Continued on Second 1'age.) PRINTERS' WAGE BOOSTED alary IncreaiM for Capital Typo V oraphers Effeotlvo Tomorrow. Change In working condition and a lnry Increave for the Job printer of Waihlngton, by the term of an agreement between the employing prlntvra and the Columbia Typo graphical Union, will become effect ive tomorrow, Tho former cale of wage for hafld lompoiltor wai $21 a week. TJita )iai been advanced to $23 for regular 1v h)ft, with one-half odvance for hollda ihlft. In 1018 the csale will ailvanre $1. Overtime alio pay onoT half more than the regular acale. Night workera are to be paid $27.00 Mr eight houra' work. Machine operator are to be paid $27 a week, an Increaio of $U. An ad vance of one-half the usual rate for holidays I also to bo paid them, Night worker wll Ibe paid, $30 a week. The printer' day shift will begin not before H In thn morning and bo over not later than r:IO In the after noon. Thn night shift is conslderr-l any tlmn bnforo or after theso hours. - TW0-.KNABES BANKRUPT Liabilities of Piano Makers Exceed $660,000, With Only 500 Asset. CINCINNATI. Dec. ai. Kruest J. Knabp, Jr., and hla brother, William Knnbc, of tho Knabe Ilron. Piano Coin- pony, of Norwood, Ohio, have flleJ oluntury petition In bankruptcy In tha Unit id HtuteH court. This action I Kenerully viewed a one, of th ertectn tf thn increasing popularity of the tnlklng machine it h musical Instiument. Their combined listed llabilltleM ex ceed J060.0OO, while their hhskI nro given a less than $300. Krnent Knuhe glvu his llabllltlori as $31,1, m- u-l.lnh HUM INH renrcHOIltH linh'- L cured claims of creditors. Ho Huts I', i.i.. ..,. .. . tT.I William Knuhfl Kit mi his liabilities n $:i21.0htl, of Mhlch $310.bS8 rprespntH unsecuied claims of creditors. He gives his us-fi-tx lis $ioi.:ts. ,v CUPID SETS NEW RECORD Shoots 15,000 More Darta In New York Than Last Year. MJW YOItK, Dec'31, .lust to nhort I tin mlnmlty howlers that theli hlgltl i.i if lulus tall, doesn't sou to him i id Kin fipld shot 15,000 more Nw VqI lnrt full of, nriJs in 1011 IIihii hi) did In 101. "J, miirrlago licenso Inn mi lei'ords today provide . Lmi of tin- l!T.l.":i prospeclUo bono i iiinnnlv for s 10 Ml uonsKId mul itat-i' lii-minii wiib blushing' and vouth f mi ii nun i.uiner .iop. BR00KLAW PRIEST TRIES TO FREE 'UFER' Father O'Calloghnn Seeks Freedom for Man W1io$q Life He Saved. The, Ilev. I'etor J. b'Callnghan, su perior of the Apostolic Mission Home at Urooklnnd, who mude a successful fight eight years' Ago to save Her man llllllk from tho death penalty. I In Chicago today trying to obtain his liberation from prison. The Ilov. Kuther O'Cnllaghan was with tho Paullst Fathers In Chicago; when llllllk wan sentenced to hang In 1007 for the murder of Mary Vrxal, whose death followed that of five other members of her family, from poisoning. . At the time Father O'Callaghan, stating ho had In hla possession ovl dtneo that llllllk was Innocent, ob tained a commutation of the sentence to Imprisonment for life. Hlnco that tlrno further evidence hna come up, It wan stated by friends of Father O'CAllaghau here toduy, to confirm his belief In the Innocence of llllllk. He made an appeal for Illlllck' pardon before Governor Dunne and the Htate board .of par don yesterday. Jerry Vrxsl', only surviving mem ber of the Vrsal family, who lives In Washington, went to Chicago In com pany with the priest. , " RAILROAD .INSURES 35,000 EMPLOYES Equitable Writes $30,000,000 Group Policy for Union Pacific Men. NKW YOfUC, Pec $1. The largest life Insurance policy that was ever written goes Into effect at midnight tonight, when approximately 35.000 of the -40,000 employe of the Union Pacific railroad automatically become policy holders. They were Insuicd without cost to them, or without mid leal examination, through thn growp Insurance plan of the Kqultable Life Assurance floeiety. Through the Con tinental Casualty Company, of Chi cago, they are also Insured against accident ami sickness losses. , All -of the employes of the Union Tacino system who hav been In serv ice for a full rear come under the nlan. rtiardltis of as. ocOuuatlor! or physical condition. The total In surance amount to about $10,000,000, and will cot the company approxi mately $1(0,003 per annum In prem ium. Under the group plan the Kqultable provides Insurance equivalent to one year's salary, nut to exceed $3,(00, on every employe. The Continental pro vides group health and accident In surance covering payments for In juries and disabilities on the same lives. W. A. Day, president of thn Rqult nbln, said that this transaction sets ntv records In both thn life and cas ualty lines. It Is thn first Instance In which a steam railroad has Insured It employes. There have been numn. ous case In which electric lines have adopted group Insurance. Tho first large group policy waa written by thn Kqultobln In 1012, when $7,000,000 was provided for em ployee, of Montgomery Ward & Co. This record wan exceeded when the Studebaker Company Insured 10,000 employes. Hlnco then the record has been held by the II. F. Goodrich Com pany of Akron, Ohio, which has main tained policies on 16,000 lives. The group plan Insures the Uvea of employes without medical examina tion and without cost to the Insured. During thn holiday period somn fifty largo firms and corporations distrib uted $15,000,000 of such Insurance to their employes. It Is estimated that at least 20 per cent of the men who are thus Insured would not he accept tble risks If they applied for policies In the reg'ular way. either because of age or physical shortcomings. CARDINAL GREETED HERE Prelate Administers Confirmation at St. Paul'a Church. Caidlnal aibbons administered the sacrament of confirmation to a class of 200 children and adults In Rt. Paul's Catholic Church, Fifteenth and V streets, this morning. The presence of the cardinal upon this Sunday was taken advantugn of by thn parish to extend to him. their wishes for his continued health. These felicitations were extended At an Informal reception at St, Paul's rectory following the service at tha church. Solemn high mass waa celebrated by the Hev. Father William J. Carroll. Fathers James I.. Krug and Hugh Curlcy served as deacon and sub- deacon, ltuymond King assisted the cardi nal at tho tin one, and Francis De luncy was. master of ceremonies at thn mass. Mgr. James F, Muckln, pastor nf tho church, was also an at tendant at the services. Tho sermon of tho duy was given by thn eurdlnnl, At 1 o'clock Mgr. Muckln was host at a dinner given tho cardinal In St, Paul's rectory. A number of priests of Catholic parishes In Wash Ingtoit wore guests, BIG GIFT FOR Y. W. C. A. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Gives At soclatlon $213,600, NUW YOUK, Dec. .11 John I). RocUfellr. Ji . Is pleased $213,ft00, worth with the work of the Wc-it Side V W C A.. Accomplishments of the association hate ruuxeil thn niMlintiaii n to inncM a MMi.ixhi inortcugn and letuni $33, mi paid lit lit In Interest SMALL PLANS ASSAULT PLEA i ,1... Broker Will Plead Murdered Woman Was Victim of Attack, Is Belief. STATE'S REBUTTAL READY Will Try to Controvert lnt Ad vance Effort to Prove Claim. OBSII'EB, N. n., Dec. 31. That Frederick I. Small hope to escape conviction by proving, that his wife, Florence Arlene Small, waa the vic tim of a criminal assault In her lonely Mountain View home some time duVlng the evening of Septem ber 2N, became known today a the prosecution' caio approaches Ua end. And, anticipating thl move of the defense, It Is equally certain that the Htato will play It trump card by plac ing on the stand a It lat witness Dr. George llurgeta Magrath, of Hos ton, pathologist and medical exam iner, whose testimony Is destined to controvert In advance anything that Small'n lawyer may hopo to prove In this respect. lensatlenal Testimony. t)r. Magrath'a testimony Is of .such an Important and sensational nature that It haa been guarded with extreme tcrecy, and It I expected that It wilt cause uch a flurry In the camp of the defense a to make It essential for them to hastily revise their plan. All preent prospect point to to morrow night a the moment whan the State wilt havn presented It en tire case against Frederick U Small, with the exception of whatever re buttal evidence may be necessary. County Solicitor Walter D. H. Hilt la saving hi best and most damag ing witnesses for an effective final. They are Dr. Louis 1. Ilacon, to whom Small declared he had hit wis wife over the head with a booUark with the Intent to kilt her: Dr. Magrath, whose testimony wllf be of a patho logical and anatomical nature Dr. Howard N. Klngsford, professor In pathology and bacteriologist at Dart mouth, and the mother and sister of Mr. Small. Only SO Mere Witnesses. Only twenty more witnesses are yt to be heard, aa tha Stat doe not Intend to use more than halt of the 102 witnesses summoned. Small was morn dnjrcted today than at any time since the trial began. Thn State spent thn greater portion of It effort yesterday in establishing a tho motive for the crime the $20,000 (Continued on Third Page.) CADET INSTRUCTOR NAMED Lieut. Bhlacoa to .Replace Capt. Steever In High School. Lieut. Norman Iluller Itrlscoe, U. 8. A., ha been designated by the War Department to fill the vacancy as In structor of high school cadet caused by the transfer of Capt. K. Z. Steever. Lieutenant Itrlscoe said today that he Is enthusiastic over the prospect of taking up the work with the cadet corps," Jin Is reported to be consider Ing Introducing Intercity matches between officer of various cadet com panies. The contests would embrace troop leadership, some Instructions In which were given by Captain Steever recently. School officials express deep regret at the transfer or Captain Steever, but extend a hearty greetln gto J. leu tenant Itrlscoe. SKATING AT ZOO TODAY Good Spprt Promlied on Basin To morrow "If" It's Cold. Oct out 'your skates, boy. If you haven't done that little thing yet, because according to the weather man. there's going to be some good sport down at ttio basin tomorrow, unless It gets warmer. There Is already a good coating of Ice over the smooth stretch of water, and It I thought by tomorrow It uia'y be strong uuough to hear the thous ands who usuully tuke part In tho winter sport when the opportunity offers. ' The river I froien from the shores, but tho channel Is still open In the majority of places und In others Is only covered with n knlfe-llko coat of Ire. In Rook Creek Park, or "down to tho, Zoo," there la good skating today Tho "swun pond" is frozen with what appear to be a solid cake of smooth Ice, and today many boys and girls and even somo grownups wore on hand with nowly sharpened, and glistening skates. Intent on getting tho II mt good slldo of the season. JUMPS FROM 8TEAMER. NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 31. William Sands, said to have been prominently connected In New York, Jumped from an Old Dominion stnamer bound for Norfolk lust night and was drowned. Thn body was not recovered. Sands wus truveling with his mother and a nurse. Ills mother Is prostrated at the Chamberllu Hotel, WHY WE GET THE GRIP. AURORA. 111.. Dec. 31. Every other person In Aurora has grip, Dr. R. H. Herder, former health officer, said he blunted the wqinen almost us much as thn weathei. Ills reasons are Mont of the patients aie women. The) diess for a hot house and run out on tho st root I , They won't cover up, fiiip is contagious and the men can't escape with the women catching It. ALLIES' NOTE, REJECTING PEACE PLAN, HERE; ALL NEUTRALS BUT ONE REFUSE TO ACT WITH U: S. W00DT0GIYE MAK.EVIDENCE Says' He Will. Hand Chairman List of Witnesses for Probe. HINTS HENRY BLOCKS WAY Lawson's Promised 'Fulmina tion Not Received at Capi tol by Noon. Another spicy chapter In the Law on -Henry -Wood correspondence squabble regarding an alleged "leak" to Wall Street on the .President' peace note, and the demand for an In vestigation thereof, waa written to day when Congressman Wood of In dian promlssd to lay certain fact before Chairman Henry of the House Rule Commfttee, before Congress re convenes. ' Mr, Wood Intimates that Chairman HsLry la standing in the way of a full Investigation of the "leak." He further assert that re will furn.sh .Mr. Henry a list of witnesses who should be heard. Some of theso men, he says, are now under suspicion, and fairness to them and the public demand an Inquiry. "1 shall write no letter to Chairman Henry," said Mr. Wood In referring to Mr Henry's letter of yasterday asking for "facts, not Idle vaporlngs. Will I'resent K Hence. "Between now and the convening of Congress I plan to call upon Mr. Henry and present for his considera tion the aggregation of evldencn which I hava In hand and a list, of wltiTtsse. some of them men In high position., . "If Mr. Henry want to get the facts concerning who participated In this Wall Street melon party he will not stand In the way or a full and free Inquiry Into theso charges and allegations. "Of course. Mr. Henry cannot ex pect that any of thn participants In thn raid on the properties of these share holder are going to dash to Washington with pleas of "guilty as Indicted." Ho Is too perspicacious a statesman for that, and, on the Other halld, I cannot believe that he as chairman of an Important House com mittee will lend hla aid In smothering an Investigation through leglslatvp channel amply because there I dan ger that a dragnet may produce evi dence derogatory to certain men who for the past four year have sat In high places. Kxyecta laveattgatUa. "Regardless of Mr. Henry's air of dubiousness with regard to thn facts oV the recent victory of the plungers over the Investing public, I am aure the other member of the committee will display a different attitude toward the need for an Investigation. And these member of the committee are by no mean all of the minority." Congressman Henry waa at the Cap. Itol this morning, but the 3,000 ful ruination, which Lawson said he would send today, had not arrived. The Congressman said he wa ready to recelvn thn verbal thud when It came, and supposed It would come dl rnct to him. lut up until noon peace reigned about thnCapltol corridor. FRENCH CENSOR ACCUSE0 Parti of Resolutions Suppressed, Say Qcrmam. 1IHRLIN (via Sayvllle wireless), Dec. 31. Further charge of suppres sion by tho French censor of parts of resolution adopted by the national convention of FrcncA socialist., are made by the Press' Uureau. Among the excised portions, It Is Claimed, wern references to recom mendations for "democratlo control" of diplomatic Intrigue and "restraint of tho ambitions of governments and military parties." Tho Press Uureau also states thr.t corroborate)' messages have taen received from Switzerland and other places of the charge that British cen sors distorted messages from America, purporting to glvn American senti ment on peace proposals. WILSON NOJE ECHOED Scandinavian 8oclal Demoorati In dorse Effort for Peace, HERLIN (via Sayvllle wireless), Dec 31. Announcing delivery of Sweden's pcaco note to the Qerman foreign office, the Press Uureau tonight made public the following telegram sent President Wilson by tho Norwegian Working men's Association: . "Tho Norwegian Social Democracy which dominates third of the Norweg ian electors, sends srsstnt to the Presi dent' energetic work for the termina tion of war' bajarlin and for the establishment of lasting peace." Tho Danish Social Democracy also sent the following message: 'We beg to express smpathy with your note of peace and express our most ardent wish that your endeavors for termination of tho world's war and establishment of lasting peace will be crowned by success." Masons given by Allies .for refusal to talk peace "A mere suggestion without a statement of terms, that negotiations' should bo opened, is not an offer of peace Tho putting forward by the imperial government of a sham pro posal, lacking all substance and precision, would appear to bo less' nn offer of peace than a war maneuver. "At the present moment theea sham offers on the part of Germany rest on tho War map of Europe alone, which represents nothing more than a superficial and passing phase of the situation and not the real strength of the bel ligerents. "A peace concluded jipon these terms would be only to tho advantage of the aggressors; who, after imagining that they would reach their goal in tvfomoiuhs, discovered af.ter two years that they could neverottain it. - ' "The innumerable outrages committed by Germany and her allies against both belligerents and neutrals demand penalties, reparation and guarantees! Germany avoids men tion of anyof these. ' . . "The,object of these overtures is to create dissension in public opinion in the allied countries. "They have the further object of stiffening public opinion in Germany and in the countries allied to herone and all severely tried by their losses, worn out by economic pressure, and crushed by the supreme effort which has been imposed upon their inhabitants. "Finally, these overtures attempt to justify in advance in the eyes of the world a new scries of crimes submarine warfare, deportations, forced labor and forced enlintment of the inhabitants against their own countries and violations of neutrality." , RAILROAD iSSUESltf CAPITOL SPOTLIGHT Controversy Between Employ ers and Men in Center of Legislative Stage. "Wg liiues between railroad employ er and member of thn brotherhood again will take the center of the leg islative atage In Washington this week. Iteglnnlng Tuesday, the highlight of Congressional Interest will be dl rected toward the proposed legisla tive program for thn railroads. On that day wilt begin the'hearlnga be forn thn Senate Commerce Committee, of which Senator Newlands Is chair man. All Paetlana Busy. Following thn visit of the Presiding to the Capitol late yesterday to con fer with Senator Newlands, all the Interested faction In the railroad sit uation got busy today, and tomorrow Iso will be a busy tlme'preparlng for the beginning of the railroad hear ing TXiesday. Much speculation was aroused over the question of whether thn Presi dent' visit to the Capitol was made because of knowledge that thn nego tiations between railroad representa tives and brotherhood leader had been broken off. It was understood today that the President was not In touch with the negotiations. Many legislator', Senator Newlands In cluded, do not believe that there Is Immediate danger of a strike. Washlugton T lie Tenter. Washington again will be the center for railroad executives or their repre sentatives and for thn leaders of th four big brotherhoods, as the hearing progresses. Senator Newisnds said he hoped to conclude hearings on the arbitration bill, supplemental to thn Adamson measure, In two or three days. Others were not so hopeful about the early close of these hearings. The measures to bo pressed particu larly by tho President, It Is under stood today, are thoso designed to prevent strikes pending Inquiry Into disputes, and to empower the Presi dent to takn over railroad, telephone, and telegraph lines 1n times of mili tary necessity. CHINESE DROPS DEAD ( i T Found by Employer Lylno on Floor of Laundry. Lee Tonir Lum. forty-two yearn old. dropped dead today In tho Chinese laundry at ltno Fourteenth street northwest, where he has been em ployed for four montns. T.t.m rHrH fltinut Q!?iO o'clock lllJlt night and arose early this morning. if finmnl.ln.d nf reellnrr UK Ieo fin Jflng, by whom Lum Is employed, went into me next room, ami wnen ha returned Lum was lying on hla face on the floor. Dr. Cousins hurried to the place In tli &mrcri.nrv llnanltul amhlllanen and nrnnnnnrad the Chinaman dead. piobably from acute InClcstlon. MOLLER, 78, TAKES BRIDE IN SECRET! Weds Miss Train, 39, at Little Church Around the Corner. NKW YORK. Dec. SL Alt uncer tainty as to wealthy Jqhn Moller's wed ding plans wsx put at rest today, when he Introduced the former Pauline Train as "my wife." "We're married." the Pauline Train that waa announced laughingly, and by way of proof she produced a tell tale wedding ring. "I'm Mrs. Moller now for good and all I know the Commodore and I will be ever so happy." f The bridegroom assented. He Is seventyclght year old and his bride Is thirty-nine. He beamed produly at the thought that he had outwitted the curious .public by getting married on the sly. "We hated the thought of publicity," Mr. Moller continued. "We never thought that when we got tho marriage license the new of our Intended wed ding would leak out. It waa just to be a thing for ourselves, and there wo had the whole world poking Its linger Into our affair. So we put everybody off with talcs about a marrlngo in the future. When we had them ull fooled we hurried to the Little Church Around the Corner, and there you are. We're married. The ceremony took place last night. "flo I needn't worry whether I'm to be a New Year bride or a June bride. All the worrying Is over." "No, we haven't mado any plan for any wedding trip Jut now," Mr. Mol. lor said. "Wn may go on a trip some tlmn In tho future, but at present we havn not come to any decision. Wn Intend to spend our honeymoon right here. "How I got acquainted with Mr. Moller I can't recall, because it seenu as If I have known him all my life. We've boen very good frle.nda.for many years. So there was no ro mance about It at all. It seemed to . How- naturally that we should marry," Mr. Moller possesses n, fortune which he Inherited from hi father, Peter Moller, a sugar refiner. Ills bride Is also said to have Independent pieans. BLIZZARD HITS CALIFORNIA Four Feet of Snow Coven Southern Part of 8tatc. LOS ANQELUS. Cal Dec. 31. As' the result of the worst mountain snow storm southern California has wit nessed In twenty-five years, which has covered thn ground to a depth of four feet In places, a dozen automobile stages and two-scorn of private auto mobiles are stalled deep In the snow' In and about Lebra and Sanburg, along the Ridge route. Travel along the Ridge route, be tween Saugus and Uakersfleld, has been discontinued entirely. Provisions have been-sent to the stranded motor ists, and If the automobile cannot fight Its way through, mule will be used t get foodstuffs to these peo ple. 1 Officials' Hopes Dampened by Lack of Co-operation in Gov ernments' Efforts." SOME STILL SEE A CHANCE Admit Possibilities of Eariy Conclusion of Hostilities Are Diminished, Though. MESSAGE GOING TO BERLIN Official Text to Be Conveyed to German Foreign Office in Next 24 Hours. The official text of the collective note nf the entene allies, flatly m Jectlng Germany's proffer for a peace conference, reached the State Depart merit during, the -night. President Wllsdn ' and- SecrotaVy Lansing wilt receive official copies of the text a .soon it I dcoded by State Department expert. The note will be forwarded to Ger many snd' her alllft within twent) four hour, officials said oday. It was Indlcsttd that no accompanying menus ge would be sent, but that tli United States, In Its capacity aa dlplo matlc representative of the entente powers In thn central power conn tries, would merely act as a meeseng er In delivering the note. Three Different Views. Three different vlowa were expiess d In official circles with reference tn the effect of the allies' rejection 5( tlermsny's peace proffer. Administration officials, who aided the President In hi move for peace, refused to accept thn alllesreplfc.!,., final re lectlo'n of ""price vsrturr Their view was that hopes of "earl peace liad diminished, but had not disappeared. The Gorman embassy expressed th unofficial opinion that the prospect In the peacn situation ate "hopeful.' since the allies' reply contains a loop hole that might make possible the continuation of negotiations. Other officials, not so Intimate concerned with the negotiations, could sen little ground for hope In the bit tor tono of thn allle' reply, which branded flermany' proposal "empty and Insincere," and a "less an offer of peaco than a war maneuver." Discouraging Factor. Another discouraging factor w thn disclosure that President Wilson had made efforts to obtain thn sup port of other neutrals In niovlng for peace, and had been only partls.ll' successful. First disclosure that the President had sent another note to neutral na tlons, supplementing the recant note to belligerents, was made when the text of Spain's refusal to act with the United States, msdr public In Madrid, made reference to having re ceived such a note, asking Spain to support the United State. State Department officials, taking advantage of the present policy or silence, refused to discuss this second note, but It waa accepted aa certain that the United States had made a move to enlist the aid of alt other . neutrals. Explains AetU. This disclosure, by the v.a, ex plains why Immediately following thr publication of President Wilson's note, the view of the other neutral nations on the subject of peace were mndn known, The effort hitherto has been mad-t to explain this awa as coincidence, but it now develops as having been a response to President Wilson's In Illative. Tim apparent faUurn of ths plan to solidify neutral opinion In support of President Wilson's effort to draw out peace terms from belllgrents, his proved a disappointing factor. Sullserland, of all tlm neutrals, was thn only ono which offeieil unquall lied support to the President. The Swiss reply offeied .to help In any way "nq matter how modest." No Direct Offer. The Scandinavian countries "ex pressed .profound sympathy for thr peaco effoits and "hoped the Inl tln of President Wilson" will have a suecesfiil lesult. These govern ments, however, made no direct offei of co-operation. Spain, In her reply, received at thr State Department during the night, said that "while the desires of thn American Government are worthy," thn Spanish government will "suspend all sctlon until thn time when her ef forts and work In favor qf peace can bo morn useful and efficacious than at the? piesent time." Holland and tho South American naturals made no reply whatever to the peacn proposals, or at least no admislon of such rep.ly has been made. Our liar of Hope. The one ray of hops seen In the otherwise bitter tone. of the- alt! reply was the paragraph which was accepted by German emuassy officials as a "loophole" for further discussion. The "loophole' referred to readj: "After the violations (by the cen tral powers) and their engagement la. war they (the allies) cannot end th war at Grmany'a suggestion without i . -, r . r.