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gyjP T W IH iVTit?f!!r I' uThfilnfh'p'ti ffttrftarK I4 p- m mm ; Copper, $19.7520.00; SHver, 55 34c J V- T WEATHER-Utah: Fair Tonight , l 3s 'l . ' and Saturday; Colder Tonight. " FEARLESS, INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER ' ' M gjW,v.W. Price: HveCents. OGDEN crrY FRIDAy p, , 1g,R , as Second Class Matte, at the PostotW n,m I DIPPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH AUSTRIA-HUNGARY MAY BE BROKEN United States Makes Imperative Demand That a Reply Be Made Without Further Delay in Regard to the Sinking f ke ncona an tne Making of Reparation .ifi Austria-Hungary Has Had Ample Time to 45j f Investigate the Affair. l W I . V02?011 ec- ' 4:50 p. m. The Italian steamer Danle ,;f! Alighieri and the Norwegian steamer Nereus have been sunk. 3 The crews of both vessels were saved. 22S t 25 Paris, Dec. 10, 2:35 p. m. The night passed without Gil occurrences of great importance," sa's the report this after- i hoon from the war office. "In, Champagne fighting with IB f grenades is being continued. During yesterday the enemy M was driven beyond the ridge to the south of Saint Souplet." XfXKJ 'b Washington, Dec. 10. Diplomatic ifl2 relations with Austria-Hungary arc in Wpj ; danger of being broken off by the JjLL United States, unless the urgent de- g I niands of the American note to Vien- -2 , na for a disavowal of the sinking of m$ ; the Ancona and reparation are com 58 i plied with. ! : Furthermore, it was stated today $2$ t upon high authority, the United l55 States expects a prompt reply to its jJj f communication. j- Austria's delay In furnishing an- jfljj swers to the questions submitted to LHj j Baron Burian, minister of foreign af- fciS' 1. fairs, by American Ambassador Pen- 1 ', field a few days after the Ancona !. went down, has not served to ease the ? situation. The foreign office, however, did in- form Ambassador Penfield it desired more time to answer the inquiry, but jig t American officials are unable to clear- mm Jy understand wny it. is impossiDie S'fltj for the Austro-Hungarian government "jtSji I to secure the information desired. It affili has been pointed out that if the com- i mander of the submarine which sank mrni the Ancona had taken his vessel out Cjilf on another cruise he should have re- wSgi turned to his base long before this jtJg time. It was understood that officials MH nre certain it has been possible for JajBf the Austrian government to communl- rfflik cate with the submarine commander rMtt before now. psMpk It had originally been planned not cerF to send a nore "on the subject' of In? raii Ancona to Austria-Hungary before a oillf I reply to the inquiry submitted was 'I J received. Austria now has no ambas- 1M I sador here as. none was sent in the I I place of Dr. Constantln Dumba, re- I i called at the request of President Wll- son, but the embassy nevertheless is lllf I De5nS conducted under tne direction inU I of a charge. EStm Review of War Situation. SJm$ London, Dec. 10. 12:12 p. m. The CfMi Bulgarians, heavily reiuforced and ni well supported by artillery, are renew Jaif ing violently their attack upon the M& Franco-British 'forces in Macedonia. iSIt Their assault has gone through all the m 2 preliminary stages and is now ap 1 proaching the climax of intensity i Although pursuit of the Serbians oSk still continues, it is apparent from the ifli proportions which the Macedonian M $ conflict is assuming that the major 4P part of the Bulgarian army has divert jjnji jT ed its attention to the allies. The nri I' outcome of the battle now in progress , ifii( 1 is awaited with great anxiety in Eng r,ttf 'and, as it will determine in great m ''4 measure the immediate future of the J2? f allies in the Balkans. $M Grave Situation of Allies. M i The numerical superiority of the J7 $ Bulgarian forces already has been iff f demonstrated in the initial encoun .1 ? ters with the British. Grave doubts ;S are voiced hero as to liability of the v British .forces to repel the increasing fl ? momentum of the Bulgarian attack. 1 1 & There is no indication, however, that Iff the British or French have yet found V)l I lt necessary to withdraw further than 3 ? the positions mentioned in recent of j ficial communications. "With the Bui 's Karians in their positions at Demir 31 Kahu and advancing west of the Var 1 dar in the neighborhood of Petrovo, '!i s south of Strumitsa station, the French k wedge in Macedonia is threatened jSk from both sides. The allied retreat -"Up toward the Greek border thus far has Hb- been accomplished in good order with ift out serious losses. aHBI - Montenegrins Stubbornly Resisting. MBf Resistance of the Montenegrins has 'JWj lost nothing of its stubbornness and gSBf tno PMsht of tne Serbians Tleeing Into 1Sni Albania is said to be growing less 'jM F serious. But military affairs in these U V sections have become of comparative "' '' small importance and have little 'To I bearing on the main situation which. UM I since the Serbian retread has shifted VI I" southward. rMg Hard Fighting In West. 4llrt- Hard fighting continues on the -"tBll, western front where the Germans jMI have been compelled to relinquish all 19k ut a ma11 P511"1" of tnc advanced rMm. trench captured by them east of Butte 2K f'e Souaiu. There have been no lm "U" portant developments on the other JWW fronts. mi ijm me Kaiser to Visit Brussels. S2 E Amsterdam, Dec. 10, via London, .VHrS:i0 a. m. Emperor William will vls B I it Brussels from December 19 to De fl r, cember 25, according to Brussels cor fitim ' reapondents of Dutch newspapers. He Jgm will also visit the neighboring parts im of Belgium, including the -field of "N'a ' '' lfcrloo, it is said. Special police JH . already have arrived at Brussels to MM act as a guard for the emperor. jJB t Gen. Gouraud Again Assigned, i -9H' Paris, Dec. 10. 5:10 a. m. General ga;, H. J. E. "Gouraud, who lost an arm as Bltflo result of wounds suffered while jflHr C0Rimanding the French expeditlon- rTflll arJ" force at the Dardanelles, and who Mm U8talned other severe wounds, has H'i "ecn assigned to command one of the armies at the front, although he has barely recovered. The general him self applied for actlvo employment again. Montenegrins Repulse Enemy. Paris, Dec. 10, 1:40 p. m. Montene grin troops repulsed energetic attacks made by the Austro-Hungarians and forced them to retire beyond Dubot chitsa, on Wednesday, December 8, according to an official communica tion received by the Montenegrin consul-general here today. The state ment adds: "On Thursday an Austrian aero plane dropped bombs on Cettinje without causing any damage. On the same day the Austrians launched from aeroplanes over the Montenegrin front, a proclamation addressed to the army and population advising them to cease resistance or they would suffer me same laio as saerDia. Greece Again Appealed To. London, Dec. 10. 3:04 p. m In view of the latest turn of events in Macedonia the diplomats of the en tente powers are asking the Greek government to clear up the situation with regard to the allied troops, says a Heuter dispatch from Athens. The feeling in Greek circles seems somewhat pessimistic, according to these advices, in view of the deter mined attitudcof thecntente powers. London, Dec 10, 2:20 p. m. Fight ing along the- front where the British are facing the Bulgarians was sus pended Wednesday and also Thurs day morning, says a Reuter dispatch from Saloniki today. The casualties of the allies have not been considerable. It is declared, while the losses of the Bulgarians are thought to have been heavy. Rome, Dec 9, 10:20 p. m. (De layed.) Cardinal Felix ion Hart mann, archbishop of Cologne, left Rome tonight after again seeing Pope Benedict The cardinal said that he was a bearer of a papal message for Emperor William and also recom mendations for peace. It is under stood that Cardinal von Hartmann probably will seo Prince von Buelow, Gtnnany ambassador to Italy, In Switzerland. Bulgars Announce Brilliant Victory. Paris, Dec. 10, 9:50 a. m. A dis patch to the Havas agency from Sa loniki, dated Thursday, says: "On the strength of the fact that the British and French troops retired frbVi positions to the north and east, the Bulgarians announce a brilliant victory over the entente allies. It is stated on good authority that no se rious action took place. It Is offi cially denied that thoro are any Ger mans amng the Bulgarian troops in front of the entente allies." oo GERMANY WILL CONCEDE NOTHING Desires Peace But Will Not Consider Terms Involving Retrocession of Alsace Lorraine. STANDS FOR MILITARISM People Will Never Willingly Give Up a Foot of German Territory. Berlin, Dec. 9, via London,. Dec 10, 5 a, m. (Delayed.) Deputy Otto Landsberg, a Socialist Democrat, In his speech in the Reichstag today af ter the imperial chancellor had an swered the Socialistic interpellation on peace, expressed approval of the chancellor's address as a reasonable invitation to the entente allies to in itiate peace negotiations in which Germany was willing to join. Ilerr Landsberg declared that the Socialist afopeal for peace was based on no anxiety about the outcome of the war. He said he shared Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg's opinion that the war has been forced upon Ger many and that guarantees were nec essary to prevent a repetition. No true German, ho asserted, was desir ous of ending the war on any other terms. He repeated the declaration made earlier In the day by Dr. Phillip Scheldemann, Socialist, that the So cialists never would consider a peace Involving the retrocession of Alsace Lorraine. Deputy Landsberg said that, with BIG ARMY AND NAVY MEN IN CONTROL OF NEW COMMITTEES IN LOWER HOUSE Left to right, top: Hay, Gordon and Hcnslcy; bottom, Padgett, McKcllar and Connelly. These men arc members of the committee in the house of representa tives which -will have charge of army and navy legislation at the present session. Both committees are in full control of the advocates of better national defense. Premier Asquith of Great Britain and Premier Briand of France, both make demand for the destruction of Prussian militarism which was equal to the destruction of a strong Ger many, lie could understand the chan cellor's attitude In his speech and was pleased that Dr. von Bethmann-Holl-weg in return had not demanded th destruction of Russian and French militarism or British "marinism," which could render peace- impossible. Regarding tlift.aaqrJsLtion of territory, the deputy ex'pressed high satisfac tlon that the chancellor had made no mention of annexation Deputy Landsberg said that the chancellor had demanded securities against repetition of wanton attacks. The Socialists, loo. wished to preserve future generations from the battle fields and trenches, continued the speaker, but there was no security against future wars in conducting this war to the exhaustion or subjugation of another nation. Will Never Surrender Any Territory. If Germany's opponents did not de sire peace because they insisted upon the destruction of Germany's defen sive force and the annexation of Ger man territory, said Deputy Lands berg, they must learn that the Social ist appeal for peace was based on no anxiety about the outcome of the war. He declared that nothing could increase the courage and resolution of the German troops more than the con sciousness that the responsibility for a further continuance of the war rest ed with their opponents. nn SEN. HOI SMITH ENTEIS PROTEST Urges Congress to Insist on Non-interference of British With Neutral Commerce. j WOULD ENFORCE RIGHTS Great Britain Should Not Be Permitted to Continue Acts of Lawlessness. Washington, Dec. 10. Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia, in an address in the senate today, called upon con gress to insist that Great Britain cease interference with neutral com merce. He declared that protests by the American slato department had bten met by increased lawlessness ano trampling upon neutral rights. "The United States, with other na tions, should demand from Great Britain," the senator said, "that dis regard of their rights cease. It may be necessary for the United States and other neutrals to let Great Britain understand that 'no word or act' will be omitted to enforce their rights." British merchants and shippers are piofiting greatly, he asserted, by ex porting the very character of goods seized when shipped fiom the United States to other neutral European ports, Senator Smith denied that Gieat'Britain could be excused on the ground that the United States had acted Illegally and Improperly and in a similar way in tho civil war. Re marking that the relations between the United States and Great Britain had been growing closer for a hun dred years, tho senator added: "But we are not a dependency of Great Britain." Germany too, ho said, always had been a friend of the United States and many American citizens love that country second only to their own. FOREIGN CONSULS MAY BE INVOLVED Evidence Tends to Implicate Germans.arid Austrians in - - a' Plot. "" ( New York, Dec. 10 United States Attorney Marshall said today that tho grand jury investigating the alleged activities of Franz Von Rintelen, to iustigate strikes in munition factories, would reconvene next week, probably Wednesday. A mess of new evidence, obtained by the district attorney's office in co operation with agents of the depart ment of justice, It was learned today, definitely implicates certain members ot the consular staffs of Germanv and Austria. No one connected with the district attorney's office would say whether indictments against any foreign con suls was expected, though it was ad mitted this was a possibility. Mr. Marshall returned to his office today after a hurried trip to Wash-, ington yesterday, whore he conferred with Attorney-General Gregory Should foreign consuls be brought in to the case, possible diplomatic en tanglements might result and this phase of tho situation, it was said, r.s one discussed at yesterday's con feiencc in Washington. nn TEN GUNS LOST BY THE BRITISH Bulgarians South, of Strumitsa Defeat the Allied , Forces. Berlin, Dec 10, via London, 3:35 p. m. In the battle between Bulgari an and British forces In southwestern Serbia ten guns wero captured from the British, the war office announced today. The statement follows: "The army of General von Koevess in the lust two days took about 1200 prisoners. "There is nothing to report from the army of General von Gallwitz, "South of Strumitsa, the Bulgarian troops took ten guns from the Brit ish. "On the western front, a French at tack with hand grenades against our new position on Hill No. 193, north east of Soualn, was repulsed. "In the eastern theatre there were no events " vu BRITISH CRUISER PURSUES A SHIP Washington, Dec. 10. The British cruiser which recently pursued tho American steamer Vinoland from New York clown the Atlantic coast, kept well outside tho three-mile territorial limit, the state department was ad vised today by the British ambassa dor. Tho British cruiser's captain sus pected that the Ariueland's ownership : was partly German. She put Into port '. at night, eluded the cruiser in a fog i and continued her voyage to Norfolk, i . i UU Studying Law W. 7Ial Fan left i this week for the east where be will i resume his studies in law, in the Uui- ' "ersity of Chicago. GARRISON IS FOR BIGMOBILEARMY Continental United States Needs 1,500,000 Fully or Partially Trained Men. SPECIFIC REPORT Annual Expense of $20,000, 000 for Four Years Neces sary to Maintain Harbor Defenses. Washington. Dec. 10. Secretary Garrison made public today in con nection with his annual note the spe cial national defense report prepared at his request by the war college divi sion of the general staff. It showed that the army itself considers that to secure the continental United States from atack it is necessary to have a mobile army of 1,500,000 fully or par tially trained men. It made tho fol lowing specific recommendations: Regular Army. With the colors, 121,000. Reserves at end of eight year en listment period, 379,000. Total, 500,000. Continental Army. Under training three months a year for each of three years, 500,000. On furlough subject to three mouths additional training before tak ing the field. 500.000 Organized Militia. No provision beyond annual appro priation of $7,000,000 and repeal of all acts requiring state soldiers to bes received into United States service In advance of any other force in time of war. In estimating the cost of this es tablishment, the report figured as fol lows for the first year Regular army, S25S.960T000. , frTitiTirTitnli 5R7 KOOOftO S. Militia, $7,000,000. Total, $353,400,000. Heavy Annual Expense. According to these figures, Secre- I tary Garrison points out, an annual i expense of $20,000,000 for each of four .years would be necessary for harbor defenses and reserve material would ccst for the first year alone $129,- 7G8,786, making the grand total for the first year $503,288,736. It was the cost of war college plansVliicli led Secretary Garrison to devise the modified plan which has been presented to congress with the backing of the administration. The annual upkeep cost of the war college plan, were the system in full opera tion, is estimated at $319,473,000 as against $182,234,559 for the adminis tration plan. The Monroe Doctrine. "Our abiding national policies." the board found to be the Monroe doctrine and the avoiding of "entangling alli ances." To maintain these, it says a co-crdinated policy of land and sea defense must be evolved. Strength of Foreign Powers. The report contained a military ta ble of the strength of the seven lead ing foreign powers as of August 1. 1914. and also an estimate of Hie available shipping for a military ex pedition to the United States. It said "a reasonable estimate" shows that Austria-Hungary could send 180,000 men with all necessary stores and animals across the seas within 40 7 days in two expeditions; France 404, 225 in thirtv days, Germany, 827,000 in 30.8 davs; Great Britain. 170,000 in "7 davs; ' Italy, 227,000 in 35 days; Japan," 23S.3C7 in 41 days and Russia, 101,074 in 40 days. Must Be Prepared. The report continued: "We must be prepared to resist a comblucd land and sea operation ot formidable strength. Our principal coast cities and important harbors have already been protected by harbor defenses which, by passive method alone, can deny to an enemy the use of these lo calities as bases for such expeditions. "The enemy being unable to gain a foothold in any of these fortified aieas bv direct naval attack, will therefore be forced to find some suit able place on the coast from which land operations can be conducted both against the important coast cities and the rich commercial "centers in the interior. Long stretches of coast line lie open to the enemy. The only reasonable way in which these locali ties can be defended is by providing a strong mobile land force." Mobile Force With Colors. The report recommended a mobile force of 121,000 men with the colors in continental United States, 27.000 censt artillery with reserves to bring the corps up to 60.000; one reinforced dhlsion'in tho Philippines; one divi sion in tho Hawaiian Islands and one in Panama. Holding the, Philippines, the report saia, is a national policy, not a mili tary one. but it must be remembered that unless tho navy controls the sea, no additional troops can be sent there at need. The defense of the Pearl harbor naval base can be ac complished properly, the report con tinues, only by adding a mobile force to the garrison to meet attempts at landing and similar situations exist in the Panama canal zone, the Guantana mo naval station, Porto Rico and Alaska. ...... ' Forces Must Be Maintained. ; The report said that because of ( geographical conditions mobile forces ( must be maintained In each of tho Puget Sound California, Atlantic and middle west' areas. The first three ( are described as the "critical areas, j Puget Sound should have, it was said, , one division of troops, less the divi sional cavalry, a brigade of cavalry; California and the North Atlantic states one division and a brigade of cavalrv each; the middle west a dl- vision," less its cavalry, and a brigade of cavalry. Two brigades of cavalrj j would be assigned to tho Mexican border. Under this distribution there would be 82,000 regulnrs of all arms on over seas service and 18,000 in the United States. Adding non-combatant forces necessary, a grand total of 281,000 Is reached for the standing army. on GIANT BREAKS RECORD FOR 60-FOOT PLUNGE Chicago, Dec. 9. A new world's swimming record in tho slxeyj-Coot plunge for distance was claimed to day for Craig Redmon, a 280-pound athlete of the University of Chicago, Competing against the Chicago Ath letic association team last night, Red mon plunged tho sixty feet in 19 1-5 seconds, two-fifths of a second faster than the former world's mark. ALLIES RETREAT NEAR SALONIKI French and British Are Driven Out of Serbian Territory. Berlin, Dec. 10, by wireless to Say ville. According to information re ceived In military quarters here, the Anglo-French expedition in the Bal kan's has continued its retreat and has now entirely evacuated Serbian territory. i London, Dec. 10, 2:44 p. m. What seems to be an intimation that the troops of the entente allies contem plate evacuating Serbian territory, if they have not already done so, Is con tained in a statement declared. In a Reuter dispatch from Saloniki, to have been issued by the French gen eral staff on the' Balkan front. The statement quoted by the Sa loniki correspondent is as follows: "We, the French and British, are re tiring for reasons easy to understand. In view of the fact that the Serbian army for tho moment is out of the reckoning, our presence in Serbian territory is no longer necessary. Bul garian successes amount to an occu pation of territory no longer disputed by us. They have invariably suf fered checks each time the allied troops assumed the offensive, notwith standing their numerically superior forces." oo FIRE SESTROYS Tl ELEVATORS Five Hundred Thousand Bush els of Wheat Awaiting Ship ment to Great Britain Destroyed. Erie. Pa.. Doc. 10. Two of the An chor Line grain elevators owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad company, here, Avere destroyed by fire earl3' to day with their contents, about 500.000 bushels of wheat. The loss, is esti mated at $750,000. A third elevator holding 325,000 bushels of heat was saved by fire men. The wheat came from Canada and awaited shipment to Great Brit ain and her allies. An investigation of the origin of the fire will be requested. No other cause than spontaneous combustion has yet been assigned. oo LOGWOOD NEEDED IN THIS COUNTRY Silk Manufacturers Make an Appeal to the Govern ment. Washington, Dec. 10. Headed by Senator Hughes, Paterson, N. J., silk manufacturers today visited the state department and asked that represent ations bo made to England to remove the embargo which forbids shipments of logwood from her West Indian pos sessions except to British ports. The manufacturers said that, if tho embargo 13 not removed, the J)Ig silk mills at Paterson probably will have to sut down within three months for lack of dyes tuffs. Moro than forty thousand workmen would be affected. . oo FOUR MEN BLOW OPEN BANK SAFE Robbers Work 45 Minutes and Cause Nine Explosions Be fore Obtaining the $1, 500 in the Safe. Atchison, Kans., Dec. 10. Four men : slew open tho safe and vault of the State Bank of Everest, Kans., early i :oday and escaped with $1,500. Ev- i jrest is IS miles northwest of Atchl- son. ! Tho robbers worked 45 minutes and J ;aused nino explosions before secur- i ng their loot. No organized effort I vas made to capture the robbers un til daylight when posses began a learch. uu - Railroad Agent T. II. Pcrlcywitz, 1 'relght and passenger agent of the i Bingham and Garfield railroadl was i u Ogden yesterday on business. AMERICAN SHIP II FORCED TO STOP I Six Shots Are Fired by a II French Cruiser Off 11 Porto. Rico. Wm VESSEL IS SEARCHED M ffl Four German Firemen Are ,'' Taken Off the Vessel as l Prisoners of War. !' San Juan, Porto Rico, Dec. 10.- LI Four blank shots and two solid shots ,H were fired by tho French cruiser Des- H cartes in holding the American, steam- IH ship Coamo yesterday. fl A French lieutenant, who boarded :'H the Coamo, said orders have been giv- H en to take all subjects or Germany H and her allies from ships crews, be- ftfl ginning December 8, and to take ail iH such persons from among the passen- gers after December 18. ) After tho six shots- had been fired jH and the Coamo had been stopped, a 4H small boat put out from the cruiser :H with the lieutenant and his men. On H boarding the Coamo. tho lieutenant H demanded that Captain Barboun pro- jH duce lists of the passengers and crew. IH The passengers were alarmed and ran from the state rooms in their H nightclothes. Captain Barbour asked why the Descartes had not waited un- -H til morning to stop the Coamo so as 'H to avoid alarming the passengers. The H lieutenant replied he feared that the H steamship would have reached port H The captain protested against the ac- iH tion of the lieutenant in taking off '( the four German firemen, saying his .'H vessel had never been boarded before. c The lieutenant then informed him of H the orders he said had been Issued H The German firemen were paid oft JH before being taken from the Caomo & and the passengers gathered on tho I'l uecit 10 wisn mem goon iuck. E The American steamship Carolina I.H sailed from this port on Wednesday l afternoon and is due jn New York on I Monday. It was not known here that ftfl Chief Steward Schaa.de of the Cam- lina had been taken off until the ar- IS rival of the Coamo. II Washington, Dec. 10. The state de- II partment today still was without offi- K cial report-of the action of the French K cruiser Descartes in holding up the American steamships Coamo and Car- I olina. It was said that if the Coamo l was fired upon, tho gravity of tho i situation was materially increased. In- ,H quiries for details have been dispatch- H ed to Europe and to Porto Rico. H The action of holding up the Coamo JH is contrary to the principles for which H the United States has contended and, 'H if official reports corroborate pres3 lM reports, the entire matter probably 1 will become the subject of diplomatic !'H protest. )H News dispatches were taken in offi- pH cial circles to mean that Great Britain ;H and France have engaged upon a pol- IH Icy of clearing tho seas of every en- IH emy subject. JH oo ,m HOPEWELL SWEPT I BARE BY FLAMES I Hardly Building Remains in :H Main Part of Town Where ;H 25,000 Persons Lived. LOSS ONE MILLION M Fire Starts in Restaurant H Great Explosives Plant Es- 'H capes Undamaged ! Many People Injured. M Hopewell, Va., Dec. 10. The town ,M of Hopewell, swept by fire yesterday ' and last night, was almost as bare H today as tho cornfield in which its first buildings were put up a year H ago. In the main part of the town of H 2o,000 persons hardly a building re- inaincd, though the great explosives jH plant near by and company villages H at either end of the town escaped un- H damaged. The loss is put at $1,000,- H Thousands of refugees were housed H during the night in Petersburg and H Richmond. H Although many were Injured, only JH one death was reported. A negro, H caught looting, was said to have been strung up to a tree at the edge of H Tho fire started Jn a restaurant jM when an oil stove toppled from a box H in the kitchen. M The explosives plant which day and M night at top speed is'turning ouwar M munitions for the allies, ceased opera- M tions only long enough to make suro H none of its buildings would bo burned, H Governor to Grant Aid. H Richmond, Va., Dec. 10- Governor jH Stuart Is awaiting reportH from agents M he has sent to Hopewell to invest!- B gate the necessity for state relit! ' measures. A joint session of the city jl council hero wJH take up the subject H today and the Richmond Chamber ot M Commerce will meet for the same pur- M pose. Newspaper relief funds have M been opened and Richmond expects to H liave organized aid in Hopewell before 1 eight Petersburg and Norfolk ara M taking similar measures. , PRAISE WILSON'S MESSAGE. H Buenos Ayres, Argentine, Dec. 10 jl Argentine newspapers speak in eu- H ir.glstlc terms ot President Wilson's H message. La Prensa regards it as ho- fH ing equal in importance to tho unun- fllH :iatiou of the Monroo doctrine.