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t l-.K THJ WASHINGTON TIMES. SUNDAY,' DECEMBER' 3K 1916. ' . 'V "' any conditions with which to, open njctfotUtlons." ' In view of thl roquest Gasman dip their government would roply with a' specification of peaco tormii. Contrarr 1o Dispatches. , Thin view, .however, wn contrary to cabled dlspatohes from Berlin to day which aald that Germany will i reveal her term "vlien the peace delegates meet," a condition which ' the allies reject. , , Count yon llornatorff, the German ambassador, who has said his govern ment la willing to glvo Ha peace terms, In confidence. Indicated today that Germany reply to' the allied I collective note will bo dclayod until atter the entente allies reply to Pros- . IQent, Wilson's "poaco note" to 1 belllgerenta. Thla reply la expooted by Uie ' middle of the week. It la expeotod to follow the tono of the reply to the I German note, but from advance '.'ore crists there will bo a nolo of roaent ment that the Unltod Htatea should ftk the allien for what they are fight ing, since they believe their objects so well known. flee Last Slave. Administration officials believe ,. President Wilson Iisji made his last move ifntll he Is asked to further par ticipate by one side or the other. Those closest In his counsel declare emphatically, however, that Inasmuch is negotiations have gone as far as Ifaey have, the President .will never withdraw Jils hand. To do so, they say; would mean facing the most crit ical submarine issue the United Staton hat yet faced. Out of all the peace discussion the , scntlmont has cryttalllsod that Presi dent Wilson's overturos to the bnl Itgerants were primarily inspired by tho firm conviction that' Germany's resumption of submarine warfare has brought the United States to the cergn of a break with the central powers. JsmtlfleatUa fer fears. Justification for the IVesldont's fears that no recourse would be left hut to break was seen by officials to day In the Gerrnan admiralty state ment showing tremendous Increase In submarine, activity. Lloyds reports to the.Htate DeQart ment have shown recently from six to fifteen ships sunk dally either by sub marines or mines. TJio Ktato Depart ment checks up not only the number of lhi vessels destroyed, but the ton tug. 'For the month ,of November flieso reports show the total tonnage nf vessels sunk to bo almost one-seventh of all tonnage destroyed since the war began. In the face of t,lils menace, officials indicated today, efforts for peace will not bo discontinued unlll.the door has finally boon closed by the belligerent powers. LONDON PAPERS PLEASED Complete Accord With Reply to Germany It Expressed. IO.VDON', Dec. 31. Complete ac cord nud (he liveliest satisfaction wm expressed editorially In London newspapers today over the silica' re ply to German ptsoo proposals. "With complete accord the allies nrn the slron's wiles," said the Weekly nispntch, "proclaiming that without restitution, reparation and guarantees there can he no peace with an outlaw of humanity. "The reply will spur the allied na tions to strain every nerve to com plete the work of ridding humanity of Ita greatest scourge. It will send a cold chill through tho hearts of the deluded people In the allies' nemr nations." Never before In the world's his tory has there been such a union of peoples of widely different races for a common end," declared thrt Sunday London Times. "The note tears to pleaea the German hypocritical pre tence. The allies refuse to be In veigled Into the German snare." Reynolds Weekly says: "The al lies, reply permits of nn belief of dis senslon In their rank which was tletmunr's chief hope. It rightly makes Ilelglum the central point." THEAVBATHER REPORT. District of Columbia Kalr tonight; temperature about 20 degrees; gentle, shifting winds. Maryland Fair tonight: warmer; moderate northeast winds on the coast. Virginia Fair tonight: warmer Monday; gentle to moderate shifting winds. TEMPERATURES. n A m . I Ha 111 ia..ja 10 n. Iflte t t t 11 11 TI " nOOn 'flea i p. m . SI 1 2ft . 27 . 27 TIDE TABLE. High tides... 1:01 a.m., height 2.7. 1:30 p.m., height 2.0 Low tides... 7:42 a.m., height 0.11 8:22 p. ni., height 0.0 8U,V AND MOON TAI1LE. Pun rises 7:27 a.m. Hun sets -1:30 p.m. Moon rises 11:3.1 p.m. Moon sets 12:03 a. m. Light automobile lamps, 0:20 p. in, Store Will Be Closed All Day January 1, 1917, New Year's Day W. 3&. Mtoses fy Sons 7 and Wb St OFFICIAL TEXT OF NOTE FROM ALLIES Entente's Refusal of Germany's Peace Proposal as Made Through U. S. POWERS ARE SUSPICIOUS Say Berlin Must Outline Terms Before Any Conference , ' . Can Begin. Following la the 'official texl of the entente allies' reply to Germany's peace propoosl, as submitted to Washington last night ror transmission to Berlin: "The allied ' governments of Ilel glum, France, Great Drltlan, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, Portugal, Ru mania, Russia and Serbia, unltod for tho defense of the liberty of tholr peoplca and faithful to engagements taken not to lay down their arma separately, have resolved to reply colleotlvely to the protended propo sitions of peaco which were address ed to them on behalf of the enemy governments .through, the interme diary of the United States, Spain, Switzerland and Holland. Before malting any reply the allied powers desire particularly to protest against the two essential assertions of the note of the enemy powers that pro tond to throw upon the allies re sponsibility fur the war and pro claim tho victory of tho central powers. ' "The allied governments cannot admit an affirmation doubly Inexact and which suffices to render sterile all tentative negotiation. The allied nations have sustained for thirty months a war they did everything to avoid. They have shown by their acts their attachment to peace. That attachment Is as strong today as It was In 1014. Uut It Is not upon the word of Germsny, after the violation of Its engagements, that tho peace broken by her may be based. Calls Offer flhaas Frepeaal. "A mere suggestion, without a state ment of terms, that negotiations should be openod is not an offer of peace. The putting forward by tho Imperial government of a sham pro posal lacking all substance and pre cision would appear tu be less an offer of peace than a war maneuver. It Is founded on calculated misinter pretation of tho character of tho struggle In the psst, the present, and tho future. "As for tho post, the German note takes no account of tho facts, dates and figures which establish that the war was desired, provoked anil de clared by Germany and Austria Hungary. "At 'The Hague conference It was a Gerrnan delegate who refused all pro posals for disarmament. In July, 1014, It was Austria-Hungary who, after having addressed to Serbia an unpre cedented ultimatum, declared war up on hor In spite of tho satisfaction which had at onco been accorded. "The central empires then rejected all attempts made by the entente to bring about a pacific solution of a purely local conflict. Great Ilrltaln auggested a conference; France pro posed an International commission; tho Emperor of Russia asked the Ger man Emporor to go to arbitration, and Russia and Austria-Hungary csme to an understanding on the eve of the conflict, lluf to' all of theso efforts Germany gavo neither answer nor ef fect. War Maa Only Passing Phase." "Ilelglum waa Invaded by an empire which had guaranteed her neutrality and which had tho assurance to pro claim that treaties were 'scraps of paper' and that 'necessity knows no law.' "At the present moment these sham offers on the part of Oermany rest on tho 'war map" or Europe alone, which represents nothing morn than a super ficial and passing phase of the situ, atlon and not the realstrengtn or the belligerents. A peace concluded upon these terms would be only to the ad vantage of the-aggressors, who. after imagining that they would reach their goal in two months, discovered after two years that they would never at tain It. , "Am for the future, the disasters caused by the German declaration of war and the Innumerable outrages committed by Oermany and her allies, Hgalnst both belllgerenta and neutrals demand penalties, reparation, and guarantees. Germany avoids mention of any of these. "In reality these overtures made by central power are nothing more than a calculated attempt to Influence the future course of the war and to end it by Imposing a German peaco. Obleet of the Overtures. "The object of these overtures is to create distension in public opinion In the allied countries. Rut that public opinion has, In spite of all the aacrl- r- flcrs endured by tho' allies, already crlvnn Its answer with admlrahln Arm. PnosB and lias denounced the empty pretenso or tuo ueciaraiion or the enemy powers. - "They have, tho further object of stiffening public opinion in Germany and in tho countries allied to her one and all severely tried by their losses, worn out by economic prosauro and crushed by the supremo effort which has been Imposed upon their Inhabitants. "They endeavor to deceive and In timidate public opinion In neutral coun tries, whoso Inhabitants havo long slnco mado up their minds whore tho Initial responsibilities llo and are far tdo enlightened to favor tho designs of Gcrmnny by' ubuifdonlng the defenso of human freedom.' "Finally, these overtures attempt to Justify In advance In Uio 'eyes of tho world a new series of crimes subma rine warfare, deportations, 'forced labor and forced enlistment of their Inhabi tants hgalnst their own countries and violations of neutrality. "Fully conscious of tho gravity of this movement, but equally conscious of Its requirements, the allied govern ments, 61osely unltod to ono another and In perfect sympathy with their peoples, refuse to consider a proposal which Is empty nnd Insincere'. "Once again the nllles declare thnt no peaco ,1s possible so long as thoy have not secured reparation for vio lated rights and liberties, the .recog nition of tho principle of nationali ties and of the free existence of small states ; so long as they have not brought about a settlement .calculated to end once and for all forces which havo constituted a perpetual menace to tho nations nnd to afford tho only effec tive guurantee for the futuru security of tho world. "In conclusion the allied powers think It necessary to put forward tho following considerations, which show tho special situation of Ilelglum after two and a half years of war: In virtue of the International treaties signed by five great Euronenn powers, .of which Oer- tnany was one, Uclglum enjoyed be fore the war n special status, rendor .ng her territory Inviolable and placing her, tinder tho guaruuteo of tha powers, outside all European conflicts. She was, liQwover, In spite of these treaties, tho first to suffer the aggression of Germany. For this reason the Relglum government thinks It neressaty to de fine tho alms which Ilelglum hss never ceased to pursuo wlills fighting sldo by sldo with the entente powers for right and Justice. v "Desperate flltuatlsn of llelgluas." "Relglum has always scrupulously fulfilled the duties which her neii trnllty imposed upon her. She lias taken up arms to defend her Indl dependence and her neutrality, vio lated by Germany, and to show that she remains faithful to her Interna tional obligations. "On the Mill of August, 1011, In the Reichstag, tho German chancellor ad mitted that this aggression roustl tilted an Injustice contrary to the laws of nations nnd pledged him self In the name of Germany to pair It. During two and a half years this Injustice has been cruelly ng. gravatcd by the proceedings of the occupying forces, which have r. haustrd the resources or tn coun try, ruined Its Industries, devastated Its towns nnd villages and have been responsible ror Innumerable massn- cros, executions and Imprisonments. "At this very moment, wmie uer- many Is proclaiming peaco and hu manity to tho world, she Is deport- Inir Rclglsn rltliens by thousands ami reducing them to slavery. "Ilelglum, bxforn the war, aaKeii for nothing but to live In harmony with her neighbors. Her King and her ui eminent havo but one aim the re-establishment of peace and Jus- tlcc. Uut they only lesiro peace which would assure to their country legitimate reparation, guarantees and sarrauarda for the ruture." BERLIN WITHHOLDS TERMS Will Outline Them 'Only When Representative! Confer. RERLIN. Dec. Jl. Germany will an nounce her peaco terms when her rep resentatives meet fare to fsce with rep resentatives of the entente who are prepared to discuss a real basis for ending the war. This can be stated as (he position or Germany a position on -which not only press opinion but that of diplomats and those close to the government agree. Terms Are Ready. Germany's terms aro ready. The en tente can learn them as tho Imperial Chancellor stated by agreeing to a conference. Despite American reports, Germany Is not disappointed because thoao ac quainted wllli developments declare it will bo Impossible for either side to an nounce publicly what their final terms will be. Foundation for Leaa;ar.t Reports from Switzerland Indicate that President Wilson's note, even If It does not bring belligerents In the great war together, has nevertheless Imme diately laid the foundation for a league of neutrals. The newspaper .Geneve Qenevols states that nfutruls must oominuno as n third party in me war- snuuiu wis fighting continue. Neutrals Amaied. H states that well-informed neutrals Happy and Prosperous New Year to Our Many Thousand Friends and Patrons 804 Opposite Caraegie Library C. A. Rtu, Prtp Were amated by the American opacifica tion' that thero waa danger over re sumption by Germany of unlimited sub marina warfare nnd .continues: thnt we may havo nn old-tlmo New Year reception," Could, Reopen War. "It would, not bo difficult- for Ocr? many to begin her submarlno warfare again In. disregard of America. f "Another stumbling block in tho way of reckless submarine warfaro ns far as continued peaco with 'America Is concornod lies In tho fact that German affairs could not be 'In better hands than today." HACKENSEN WINS .0N1MILELINE Germanic Armies Closing in on Focsani in North . Roumarila. , 1 LONDON, Dec 81. The three great armies of Mackensen ate continuing th'elr gains nlonir the 120-mllo ft nt from tho Trnnsylvanlan Alps to tho Danube. Kalwkenhayn's troops are striking the heaviest blows, and those on which most depends, along the rail road running northward from Ram-nlcu-Snrat. Here the village of Uor dratchl, on I ho Ramnlcu rlvef, tins fallen to the Invaders, and the do fenders' linn has been swept back almost upon Focsani. The Ccrmanlu forces evidently are aiming to break tho communications behind tho Ramnlcu front by selling tho Important Junction of Adjudu, north of Focsani. Mackensen In this mevement possesses a distinct ad vantage through' the network of rail roads crossing the conquered terri tory. In his operations along the western Moldavian frontier, von Gerck has won further successes, driving the Russlnns from sevornl heights In the region of the Oltus nnd taking 6S0 more prisoners. Along the left bank of the Danube, as well as In tho Ilobrudjn, tho In vaders were thrown bark with severe losses, according to I'etrogrsd. , DEFENDS USE OF BELGIANS Not Employed on War Works, Say Barlln Prett. RERLIN (via Sayvllle wireless), Dec. .11. Denial "on competent au thority" that worhlngmen transported from Ilelglum have been employed In constructing barbed wire defenses, itltrtflnir trt-nnlira nr titllltlltll? f-.rlli. I works or bases for machine guns Itn , mediately behind the front Is made by , tho I'ress llureau, "The Rflglan unemployed are never used for war works," the statement concluded, "and this principle has been most conscientiously adhered to," OPEN HOUSE AT Y. M. C. A. Visitors Promised Elaborate Enter tainment Tomorrow, Vlvltors to the V. M. C. A. tomoiron' are promised an elsborate entertain ment. Open house In both tho men's and boys' departments la to begin at 2 and continue for tho remainder of the evening. The usual New Year concert Is to start at N:I3, to be followed by n vaudeville sketch, "A Trip to .the Rlue Moon." During the day. guMes have been provided to show the visit ors through the building. A reception by the board of trus tees, managers, pastors, and former members, assisted by Isdtrs, will be held In the Hlr George Williams loom between 3 and 4. Retween 2 and 0 there will be exhibits of the work of the various departments. The ath letic program Begins at 2:80 qnd will Include a. volly ball game between the clerks and the business men, a bas ketball game between the I'otoraacs and .the Senators, ropesklpptng by Ioufs C. Everard, mat work, parallel bar tricks; and dancing by the lead ers' corps. Exhibitions In the pool are to be given by Walter I'. Smith, assisted by C. W. Crnbbe, W. II. Judge, and others. The annual aquatlo meet of the boys will start al 2:43, followed by u basketball game. wilsonsTttend theater President and Party In Box at 8, F. Keith's. . Accompanied byVMrs. Wilson, the President last iWght attended the vaudeville entertainment at R. F. Keith's Theater. The Chief Executive received an ovation as he entered the box. His entrance was greeted with the customary orchestral rendition of "The Star-Spangled Ranner." Ill tho Presidential party were Mr. and Mrs. Rolfe Rolling, brother mid sister-in-law or Mrs. Wilson, nnd Miss Cothran, grandnlrce or the President. K Street N.W. TWIN WELCOME FOR NEW YEAR WAITING Churches' Solemn Observance Followed Tomorrow by Round of Gayety. (Continued from First Page.) Mrs. J, E. Mulcara, president Of tho District of Columbia division of the United Daughters of tho Confederacy, will bo In tho receiving line with oth er division and chapter officers. The usual elaborate program at tho open houso of tho Y. M. C. A. will be given this year. Athletic ovents, vaudeville numbers and musical en tertainments will bo provided. Open houso also will bo held nt thn Twelfth street branch of the association, 1810 Twolfth street northwest. The Rev. C. I. Wlthrow, of Mt. Vornon M. E. Church, will address tho association at 3M5 o'clock this afternoon. The Young Women's Christian As sociation also will entertain .from 2 to 0 o'clock tomorrow, beginning with a reception lasting until 5 o'clock. Folic dancing and musical numbers are promised. Mrs. Graco Wodburn and Miss Ardell Payne arranged tho program. The Independent Order of tho Sons of Jonadab will hold watch night services at Pythian Temple, 1010 Ninth street, tonight. Prominent speakers will make addresses. Tho University Club Is to have a New Year dinner danco at t o'clock tomorrow evening. "fluffs To flip Clare. At Its new home, 1CC6 Rhode Island avenue, the National American Wo man Suffrage Assoblatlon will enter tain from 4 to 11 o'clock tomorrow evening. Cider, nuts, apples, ami other refreshments will bo served. There will bo n musical program. In tho receiving lino will bo Mrs. Ollbert M. Hitchcock, Mrs. John E. Raker. Mrs, A. Gsrrlson McCllntock. Mrs. Ellphslet Andrews. Mrs. Rich ardson Glbaoii, Mrs. John M. Speel, Mrs. 'Henry II. F. Macfarland Miss Caroline du Puy, Mrs. Carrie Chap man Cat I, Mrs. Waller MrNab Mil ler. Miss Ruth White and Miss Helolse Meyer. Officers of the Rebekah Assembly and lndles or the Homo Circle will receive nt Odd Fellows Homo, U1J N street, from S to 11 tomorrow even ing. At Clip's Missions. John H, Rennet!, superintendent of Central Union Mission, with Mrs. Ronnett udd members of the board of directors mid the ministerial coun cil, will hold n reception at the mis sion from 2 to 5 o'clock, The Gospel Mission will hold watch night exercises tonight beglnnlim ut 7 o'clock. There will be u change or speakers and program each hour. The Department or the Potomar, Woman's Reller Corps, will keep open house at G, A. R. Hall from 2 to 7 o'clock. Mrsi Jennie T Thomson Is president. Invitations have been ex tended to veterans of all United States wars and their auxiliary organ liatlons to attend. .Mali tortlre Tssserrow. The announcement for mall service , tomorrow follows: J Money order and cashier's section closed. Stamp windows open all day. Also the registry section open, Money ordrrs may bo purchased al the r gla iry section. Clasallled stations will 'bit closed. A delivery by carriers will be maun from tne main ornce ni ,:r. a, in. Collections will lie uiauo ai u a. in. and al I and 10 p. m, EXPECTS QUIET NEW YEAR Major Pullman to lnue No Special Police Orders. With Washington's saloons and hotel bars closed,-Major Pullman said today he expects a "safe and sane" welcomo of the New Year tonight, and, accordingly, will Issue no special orders to his men. Rowdyism on the streets at mid night or the firing of revolvers will be tabooed, however, the major stated. In nrevlous years special orders have been Issued to the 'police In structlng them to see that the laws governing the sale of liquor were strictly enrorced. Such an order prob ably will be Issued ror tomorrow night, the major stated, in view or the fact that the hotels or the city aro planning to welcome the "babe, 1017," after he Is twenty-four hours old. WASHINGTONHOTELS EVERETT HOTEL, 1730 H St. N. W; Under New Manumert nllttitrul Ursa front rooms: twin teds: hot and roM running natsr: S In room, 1100: 1 In room, IU nr month. American pUn, Tel. In .each room; lstr srvlr. A Happy To Our Many Customers and Friends May the incoming year be one of happiness and prosperity to you and' yours. GLOBE-WERNICKE CO. 1218-1220 F St. N. W. S)&sGe Announcement Beginning January 1, 1917, the interest of the WHITE CROSS MILK CO., Inc., will be taken over by the WALK ER HILL DAIRY, Inc.' N The two buaineues will be consolidated u quickly as possible and 'will be under the personal management of Mr. W. A. Simpson, the present manager of the WALKER HILL DAIRY. We shall strive ai all times to give to our patrons, both new and old, the best we have m goods and service. We shall' mam tain the high standard that have been re sponsible for the succcm of the WALKER HILL DAIRY, and shall always labor for the' interests and' welfare of our patrons. Walker Hill Dairy, Inc. Main Office. 530 7th St. S. E. Lincoln 1811-1812 We Wish Ye a Happy and Prosperous New Year sXS2&SiwAsiy2si 000"0000" New Year Night Celebration Monday, January 1st Table d'Hote Supper, Dancing and Other Special Features. SOUVENIRS " Reservation of tables is necessary. HotelPowhatan 18th and Pa. Ave. New Year a f.t I ft m i '" a. I V TkJ t t m A A