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GERMAN PLOT JURY INDICTS
CONGRESSMAN AND LAMAR
MONG EIGHT "HIGHER UP"
Buchanan, of Illinois; Fowler, Former
Kaiser's Personal Agent, Are
Charged With Conspiracy
new Yonic. Dec. :x.
VAuM men. ono of tliem a member of
i , Contsrcsa anil another a former member
of upngress were muictcu d- a r cucrai
.Cranu Jury today for their pro-Gerninn
IrtlTltles in tins country, nix 01 wicm
mpmhora nf Lnhor'H National Pence
f Council, tin organization whoso chief
3 ...lt 1. , .. mI... ....., m'nn ,1... nv....,.
hs o labor troubles In plants turning
out supplies for tho Allies.
Th eight men lnillctcd aro Davltl Ln
or, of New York, known aa "tho Wolf
of Wall Street."
Con(n-ssman Frank Buchnnan, of Illi
nois. Jacob Taylor, of East Ornnge, N. J.
II. Robert Fowler, former member of
Congress from Illinois.
Frank S. Monett, former 'Attorney Gen-
tral of Ohio,
Herman Schuttels. ' '
Henry B. Martin.
Frani Von IUntelen. now detained In
'on IUntelen, a personal friend of Em
J?r William, is alleged to have been
irjjaneil, conducting his activities through
f. Jr ' "e" ,,e Began U's campaign
Von IUntelen is said to havo had
, B Prenaredt
!L1hVe been caught unawares twlco
'vtlth temper on the part of the
V . "'aras, ana today is just me
KSn .' one when' " ma' happen again,
M forget you may always bq able to
. "noer weather, but you can
Mttta il much K1. ft trick of up-
ji. ", -".--uiaiiojia anu uoing just wnm
W Pleaea at all times.
"n i Hide your rubbers and don't lock
w lh.n. 'io -os,et wnere you iwvcii
E av,ran' lhen ,ose th0 Hy- U there u
RS..r,s', anu 1' t more apt than not to
F- ol m " ""enie disorder from the pain
vt mm or how ..,i. .,
fOr PhilaAe.lnhin niirt ifiVlillM
ipktldy and colder taniaht and Wed'
,w", with probably rain turning to
"w; moderate variable winds.
WST AND FOUND
rKd,iSSIiER- !-" .lrUh ,rr,er- ln neU?;
nSri. .'.' and Cedar ave. : aiuaerif t(
SsiJr' JTri'SV owner's name, on collir.
t "Si," Fleck., cwa OverbrooK
aSi'iBE,B l'rBt '"arlBtm nnhi hi S in.
aSthbSn"1,.0'" ""'e i,n'''t'-ut ' r
il" tm Duster li rt !-'?' ! v;
yjgOtttr GtmstAst Ate va paset j$ dJ H
' wBk ft J
W ' J ;
and Von Rintelen,
$1,000,000 for tho procuring of strikes In
Tho Indictments were returned to Judgo
Hand and wero mado under tho Sherman
antitrust law. Tho specific clmrgo against
the right men In conspiracy to restrain
trade by bribing labor leaders and cre
ating strikes. The penalty, If found
guilty, Is a year In prison, a lino or
J10.000 or both.
Lamar and Von IUntelen arc tho only
two of the Indicted men who were not
on tho membership roster of Labor's Na
tional Peace Council. Despite his activity
In tho formation of the organization,
Lamar did not become nn nctual mem
ber of It. The organization was formed
In Chicago and Taylor was chosen Its
Fowler, who was counsel for tho or
ganization. In an Interview declares that
tho object of labor's N'atlonnI Pence
Council was "to try to establish pence In
Europe nnd maintain peace In the United
It is doubtful If Nlntclen will be brought
to this country to stand trial, nlthough
It Is understood tho British .Government
has offorcd to give him up.
LIFE OF ASQU1TH
IN THE BALANCE
Conscription May Become
Part of British Policy at
Today's Cabinet Session
LLOYD-GEORGE MAY QUIT
' LONDON, Dec. 28. For more than
I two hours today the Asquith Ministry
, struggled with the conscription prob-
lem, seeking a solution that would
: avert a crisis.
The Cabinet Council lasted two
hours and 15 minutes. At its conclu
sion the Premier declined to make a
statement, despite the nation-wide
interest in the situation.
LONDON', Dec. S.
The life of the Asquith government
i I 4t.n ImlnnpA tnrifiv when the
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cabinet met to formulate a decision upon
the great natlona'l question of conscrip
tion. Tho possibility' of a general elec
tion and a discontinuance of the govern
ment in Its present form loomed large
when the ministers gathered In conclave,
Tublic Interest ran Uluh and the govern
ment buildings In Downing Btreet were
surrounded by excited crowds.
The statement by the Dally Jlall that
David LIoyd.George, Minister of Muni
tions, would resign unless Premier
ABqulth consented to apply compulsion
to unmarried "slackers" created conster
nation among the leaders of the political
faction favoring conscription.
Mr. Lloyd-George was told that his de
parture from official life at this critical
period would be nothing less than a
calamity. , ,
Those supporting Mr. Lloyd-George In
his stand upon conscription, are Austin
Chamberlain, Secretary of State for
India: Lord Curion, Lord of the Trlvy
Seal- Lord Lansdowne. minister without
a portfolio; Walter Hume Long, presl
dent of the Local Government Board; Sir
Frederick E. Smith, Attorney General,
and Lord Selborne. president of the Hoard
On the other hand conscription Is op
posed by such powerful men as Premier
Asquith and Sir Edward Grey, 'be For
While Iord Kitchener, the War Secre
tary, has not given definite expression to
bis attitude on conscription. It U under
stood that he secretly favors It as ono of
the chief means of uniting the kingdom.
Amonc the people at large there U a
stroug" undercurrent of hostility toward
conscription, especially in Ireland. No
secret is made of the fact that Premier
Asoulth fears disturbances throughout
the British Isles If compulsion Is brought
a There Is a third group of Ministers who
nre neutral on conscription, but their ultl.
mate decision may go far In deciding the
Issue. Thus, with tho Government split
and popular feelinff rUinp. England stands
at present upon the threshold of au epoch
which may prove one of the most Im
oortai't m the history of the kingdom.
The British Cabinet faced the gravest
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Standing mnjestically nt tho western end of theiParkway and over
looking that mngniAccnt thoroughfare will be the home of Phila
delphia's paintings and art objcctsof every description. The model
of the structure and a drawing of tho interior aro Bhown as ex
hibited in City Hall courtyard.
Recalled German Attache
on Ship With Brand Whit
lock and Col. House
IIUERTA STORY "SILLY"
NEW YORK. Dec. 2?.
Captain Knrl Boy-Ed. recalled naval nt
tncho to the German Embassy, sailed for
Europe today on the Uolland-Ameilcnn
liner Itotterdam, after giving out a state
ment which reflected his hitter feeling to
ward certain Amerean newspapers.
Two other pnssengers on the Itotterdam
were Brand Whltlock, United States Min
ister to Belgium, and Colonel E. M.
House, confidant of President Wilson,
who Is going abroad on a secret mission.
Captain Boy-Ed was accompanied to
the pier only by his vnlet and two per
sonal friends. There were no officials
present. The naval attache's friends left
iilm at the gangplank, for only passen
gers wero nllowed on the Itotterdam.
The returning German odlclul wore a
white hat, a dark blue business suit and a
white carnation on the lape' of his coat.
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30,000 PRIGI0NIERI DEI
SERBI NELLA SARDEGNA
Tutti gli Austriaci Catturati
dalle Truppe di Re Pietro
Un telegrnmma da Iloma dice che le
autorlta' serbe hanno consegnato al
l'ltalla 30,000 prlglonlcrl austriucl che le
truppo serbe avevauo fatto pel loro paese
e che tennero flno.p, che la Serbia nou fu
tutta conqulstata dagll austro-tedesch).
Pol I prigloneri furono condottl In Albania
e dl la' vengono Imbnrcatt alia volta del
l'ltalla. Quest! prlglonlcrl austriaci sono
ddll'Italla internatl nel campl dt concen
tramento della Sardegno, dove II accom
pagnano, quando e' posslblle, ufllciall
II generate Cadorna ha annunclato nel
suo rapporto dl lert che le batterle Italian?
hanno bombardato batterle austrlache ciio
si uascondevano nello vlclnanzo d Cola
gnu e le hanno rldotte al sllenzlo piovo
candovl parecchle esploolone ed un in
cendlo. Qologna e' un vlllaggto sulla
strada delle Gludlcarle, quasi alio ebocco
dl Val Daone. Sult'altra parte del flume
Chlese, e doe' sullo sperone del Bouzol, si
trovu 11 vlllaggto dl Prezzo. E' probablle
Che Cologna sia stata bombardata dallo
batterle itallane a cavaliers dt Prezzo.
Cologua e' c. circa cinque chllomctrl a
sud di Lardaro.
(Leggero In 6a paglna le ultima a plu
dettagllate nollzle sulla suerra, in ltal
iano.) British Ship Sunk; Crew Rescued
LONDON, Dec. ML-The British, steam
ship Van Stlruui has been uutc by a. ub
marine. Her crow was rescued.
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DU PONT FAMILY
IN FINISH FIGHT
TO CONTROL STOCK
Company's Answer to Suit
of P. F. du Pont Shows
Battle to Finish
SEVEN REPLIES FILED
WILMINGTON, Dec. :S.-Seven an
swers were filed today by the K. I. du
Pont do Nemours Powder Company to
tho suit of Philip V. du Pont for the re
covery of 20.0JO shares of stock, which.
It Is nsserted, were Illegally turned over
to tho du Pont Securities Company.
Tho enl're ground In the case 13 covered
in the answer of Pierre S. du Pont and
the others merely confirm In detail what
ho sets forth. Tho filing of the answers
means that the suit of Philip P. du Pont
vs. Plerro S. du Pont nnd others will ho
fought to a finish. On the outcome of this
suit depends the control of tho vast pow
der company with Its IJlO.OOO.tCO of capital.
j The answers say that tho Finance Com
mittee of the du Pont Company rejected
tho offer of General T. Coleman du Pout
to sell the stock to the company, thnt
this action was ratified by the hoard of
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LITTLE WHITE COFFIN
REPLACES XMAS TREE
William Miller, 3 Years Old,
Burned to Death by Em
bers From Fire
The homo of William Miller, at 221
Sergeant street, has undergone n great
change. The say Christmas spirit and the
merriment that rang through the house
as the children romped with their toys
has been silenced.
In the parlor the pretty Christmas tree
with the heaps of toys and ornaments has
been removed and In Its place stands n
little white cofUu. It contains the body
of 3-year-old William Miller.
No house In the city was brighter yes
terday than the one In which the Miller
children played. But little William left
his two sisters and brother and wandered
out to the kitchen. The glowing fire at
tracted his attention. The coals, he
mused, would make pretty Christmas tree
ornaments. While he was staring Into the
fire, childlike, an ember fell out. When
Mrs. Miller returned one of the little girls
Informed her of the tragedy by crying
"Willie's all burned."
Huerta's Illness May Not Halt Case
WASHINGTON. Dee. 2S.-The Justice
Department has telegraphed to El Paso
to 'Hid how serious U the condition of
former picutor Huerta. of Mexico Un- '
less Huerta, Is more seriously ill than (
the department reports Indicate, the
Grand Jury Investigation of bis alleged
tttewpUd expedition lato Mexico will
, onltnue, '
i MODEL OF CITY'S
OF ART ON VIEW
P. A. B. Widener's Archi
tect Drew Plans May
Mean Collection Will
MAY COST $3,000,000
Imposing Structure to Stand on
Crest of Fairmount Hill, on
Site of Old Reservoir
Philadelphia the art centre of the
United States a great step toward tho
realization of this dream of long years
wns taken today when there was placed
on public exhibition, In the City Hall
courtyard pavilion, a fully executed
model of the Philadelphia Muscu- of
For tho first time, today, one can pic
ture with soma accuracy, tho Philadel
phia of tho future, when the building
Itself will rise on the "Heights of Fnlr
mount," n, splendid vista from City Hall
at tho end of tho Parkway. The building
will cost $3,000,000 or $3,500,000.
, It v;a cp.m)leiK.d of .great JflgnlQcance
nmong lovers of "art, that the architects
who prepared the plans nro Horace Tium
bnuer, Clarence Znntslnger nnd Charles
I j. Borle, Jr., as Mr. TrumboUer wns ar
chitect fur tho lato Peter A. II. Wldoner.
Mr. Wldcner left to tho discretion of
his son, Joseph E. Wldcner, tho disposal
of his great nrt collection, which mnny
hnd belli'vcd was to come oventunlly Into
tho possession of tho city. Whether Mr.
Wldcner will keep the collection In the
possession of his family, or bequeath It
to the city, or mako gifts to tho city of
part or all of the collection, there has
been no Intimation given by tiny member
of the family.
Tho fact that Mr. Wldcner'ji nrchlte i
was chosen by the Fairmount Park Com
mission to draw up the plans for tho
must-urn was construed In two ways In
nil circles, some suggesting that tho
commission had received some Inkling of
the Intentions of Mr. Wldcner nnd per
haps that this wns connected with Idens
that P. A. II. AVldcner may have given
to his architect about the requirements
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BABY BOY OFFERED
TO LONELY WOMAN
WHO WANTED A GIRL
Lancaster Mother Has 14-
Month-Old Child She Will
Give to Mrs. Lewis, Who
Is Not "Too Choicy"
ANOTHER FOR ADOPTION
The woman who wrote M'Llss that she
wanted a baby to caio for so badly that
she was not "choicy," although she would
like a llght-halred, blue-eyed girl baby.
between t and 7 monthB of age, received
a response to her plea today from a
woman who lives In Lcncastcr County,
This woman wrote to Mrs. Emma
Lewis, who lives upstairs at 2611 Frank
ford avenue, that she had a H-months-old
baby boy, color of hair nnd eyes not
stated In her letter, und that she was
looking for a good home for him. She
will bring tho boy to Philadelphia next
Sunday and show him to Mrs. Lewis,
who then will consider whether or not
sho will adopt him In spite of the fact
that ho is twice the maximum age she
specified, nnd not of the desired sex,
Mrs. Lewis letter, tho direct clarity
and simplicity of which has aroused much
comment, was as follows;
i Dear M'Llss I am a steady reader
of the Evekino I.eikikh. und. I read
. tho column that you help so many
women with what" you ask' them to do
for them, so 1 am going to ask you
' If you won't please try to get me a
little baby girl.
I see where Mrs. Otto English, of
213ij Oxford street, had a tiny waif laid
on her front doorsteps the other night
by Its mother, I wish some mother
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ARMS SHIP MEETS MISHAP
British Vessel Returning to Port Be
cause of Engine Trouble
NEW YORK. Dec. 23. The British
munitions ship I-athau. of the Mogul Line,
which sailed from New York December 2
for Hull, has Ixwn forced to turn back
and is slowly steaming toward Halifax,
according to advices received today In
sblpplng circles here. It is reported Cap
tain Chaplin was forced to return because
of engine trouble.
While the ship was being loaded at ber
Hoboken pier, close guard was kept day
and night and It is reported her captain
made a careful examination both of her
cargo and ber machinery before h
GERMAN. INVOLVED IN PLOTS, GETS PRISON SENTENCE
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. Atilon Mcnle, who was nccuscd of being
a German spy when he was nrrcstcd on December 0, w-as today sen
tenced to one yenr's Imprisonment for unlawfully having explosives
In his possession. In Mcnlo's homo the police found great quantities
of bombmakiuf materials. Tho Federal authorities nre trying to
connect Mcnle with explosions in munition factories.
CARNEGIE RELIEF l'UND OF $12,000,000 REPORTED
AMSTERDAM, Dec. 28. Audi cw Carnegie has sent ?12,000,
000 to Euiopc for the telief of Belgian war victims, according to
information received hero today.
NINE U-HOATS SUNK IN MEDITERRANEAN, PARIS SAYS
I'AKly, Doe. US. Nino German and Austrian submarines 'novo been sunk
or rnptiiird In the Mediterranean Sea says tho Figaro. Tho paper adds!
"When ollleliil reports nro compiled It is believed that these figures will b
NEW PEACE PARTY FORMING IN REICHSTAG
TIIK IIAOt'K, Dec. 28. A movement Iioh been started in IJerlin for the
formation of n now party In the Relrbstng, nccordlng to Information received
hero today from rolialilo sources. Its program will lncludo efforts for nn
early peace nnd criticism of the Government's handling of certain internal
problems, particularly of the food supply. Seventeen Reichstag members nre
reported to have pledged their support.
ITALIAN KING WOUNDED, BERLIN HEARS
HKIILIN, Dec. 2$. Sensational rumors nro current In northern Italy, Includ
ing one report that tin- Italian King wns wounded by nn Austrlnn grenade
and Is In the hospital, according to travelers from Italy. Another report Is
that a general close to the King wu3 executed for maintaining close relations
with tile enemy.
t auv ia, Dec. 2S. Cznr Ferdinand
at the opening of the Sohrnnjo (Parliament). Crown Prince Horls was pres
ent. The Cznr hlnhly prnlsrd tho feats of the Bulgarian army in Sorbin.
HI AIL FROM U. S. SEIZED ON DUTCH LINER
BERLIN, Dec. 28. Klx hundred sacks of United States mall were seized
by British nnvnl ofllcors on board the Holland-America liner Nlcuw Amster
dam at Falmouth, according to tho Ovcrseus News Agency. Forty sac'.u.
were taken by the British from tho steamship Christian MIchclsen. Both were
bound for Dutch ports, tho N'lcuw Amsterdam comlnR from New York.
TEUTONS SANK LINER TO CAPTURE FRENCH GENERAL
PAniS.Dcc. 28. Tbo French liner Vlllo do la Clotat was torpedoed In
tho Mediterranean hernure"th'o Teutons believed General Castelnau, French
Chief-of-Staff, was nbonrd, according' to Marseilles reports today.
General Cnstelnau recently spent a few days at Salonlcn in conferenca
with General San-all nnd the nllled military chiefs. Ho then returned tc
Athens, presumably on route to Marseilles. The latest information had hire
ANTI-ENTENTE PLOTTERS ARRESTED IN BUCHAREST
LONDON, Dec. 2S. The Bucharest correspondent of tho Dally "Mall wirci
that several arrests have been made In connection with nn unsuccessful plot
instigated by German ngentR to blow up the residence of Take Joncscu. M.
Flllpescu and other prominent men known to bo favorable to the Allies.
SLAVS READY TO INVADE BULGARIA
HOME, Dec. 28. There nro fresh indications of an attempt by the Russians
to Invade Bulgaria, says the Bucharest correspondent of the Corrlero do la Sera.
There is great military activity along the Danube nil tho way from Tucha to
Turnu Serrrinu. especially In tho vicinity of Knlafat. where several Austrian
steamers laden with war materials are awaiting orders.' German pioneers hav
erected a wireless station nt VIdln. At Tucha tho Russians havo established,
several depots for war supplies. By tho amount of materials and munition
Kathered there it is ovldently Intended that a largo forco is to bo equipped. Work
ing under tho direction of German engineers, tho Bulgarians htlvo dug; 12 lines
of trenches nlong tho Danube from Rustchuk to Kkrcne. In nddltion to th
earthworks, wolf pits havo been dug and barbed-wire entanglements erected.
TO OPERATE ON KAISER'S THROAT, IS REPORT
LONDON, Dec. 28. Swiss reports today said that nn operation will ba per
formed on tho Kaiser's throat within a few days. Tho reports were unconfirmed
from Berlin. Similar rumors were circulated a year ago, only a few days beforo
tho Kaiser returned to tho front.
UNANSWERED RADIOS CAUSE FEAR FOR GREEK SHIP
NEW YOltK, le- 28. Wireless calls relayed virtually over tho entiro ex
panso of tlu orenn within the area where tho Thessalonlkl, of tho Greek Line,
with 300 pns.sonBers on board, hus loen pursuing her course brousht no response
from that steamship up to an early hour this morning. The Thessalonlkl had
called for help last Wednesday, when she was 700 miles off shore east of Norfolk.
The Italian steamship SUtmpalla, of tho Veloco Line, had responded to the culls,
but when sho arrived near the Thessalonlkl the captain of the latter declined
aid, saying the wuter which had tilled tho boiler and engine rooms had boas
pumped out and that everything aboard was again in good shape.
SERB KING IN PERIL FROM U-BOAT
ROME, Dec. 28. King Peter of Serbia has arrived at Xlrlndlsl. The aged
ruler was taken down the Albanian coast from Durazzo to Avlon'a aboard un
Kalian torpedoboat on December 18. From Avlona he was taken across tha
Adriatic to Brindlsi, where he arrived on Christmas Day. The torpedoboat which
took King Peter to Avlona narrowly escaped beine torpedoed. A few hours
after the vessel's departure from Durazzo an Austrian submarine attempted to
torpedo tho Italian steamship Dauro, which was discharging: provisions for the
Serbians. The submarine commander evidently assumed that ,the Dauro had
been destined to convey King Peter to Avlona. The submarine was attacked by
Italian artillery and disappeared. It la thought that the submersible may have
CZAR APPEALS FOR AID OF RUMANIAN KING
ROME, Dec. 28. Czar Nicholas has sent Ambassador Scheleko to Bucharest
with a personal messuge to the Rumanian King asking him to Intervene on the
side of tho Allies, according to information reaching; here today.
FRENCH RELEASE PURSER SEIZED ON U. S. SHIP
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. William Garbe, of Brooklyn, purser of the Amer
lean steamship Borlnqucn, taken off by the French cruiser Descartes In Porto
Itlcan waters December 15, has been released. Advices to the French Embassy
say the other men taken from American ships by the cruiser are being held
landing Investigation of their liability to military service In the Gcrnan army
Representations to the United States against the taking; of Germans from Aroer.
lean ships are at the Paris Foreign Office. Garbe, a German by birth, hafl taken
out his first American naturalization papers.
VENIZELOS DECLINED OFFER OF PREMIERSHIP
PARIS. Dec. 28. Tho Salonlca correspondent of tho Temps ) earns ftgm,
an eminent member of tho Vculzellst party that ex-Premier YenizKoa hail nn
Interview With Klnjr Constantino at the Jioi&e of Prince Nicholas a fortnight
ago. at which the King asked M. Venlzeloslff ho would consent lo take ofltai
again under the present circumstances. M Venlxelos is reported to bayn 3i
flared. "I accepted, tho Premiership when Serbia, was Im&cl umj wbru wo vouhl
have saved ourselves with. her. Now that Setbja, li crushed, fa to late ti ,;
my policy successfully."
BULGAR CZAR'S SPEECH
s speech from tho throne was applauded