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tt S. DRlGNET SET
IN HUGE SWINDLE
Sought in Alleged
ARRfeSTS EXPECTED SOON
A Ffrflaral dragnet has bn spread
broadcast In Philadelphia aid olhtr eastern
cities for the four "htgh financiers" panted
in connection with the three nllte!
swindles, on of which la aald to hava In
Vnlv"d i,504,000, exposed In this city by
United State postal Inspector.
two arrest at least are predicted by
( Oovernntent official for today.
Postal Inspector nra especially anxious
to apprehend Clawaon Ilachman, of S01 Kast
Johnson street, and Joseph T, llayden, ot
S28 tAcust avenue, aetmantowu. Doth
hare been Indicted In connection with the
ftlUjred 13,100,000 International Clan and
Klectrlo Company fraud, and aro aald to
have been the "master-minds" of the
pcheme, "which took such a heavy toll
among widow, school teachers, clergymen,
farmw and other throughout tha city and
State," Amoa It. Nlasley, of Stoelton, alio
,- A. Ellwood I-ancasler, of 1117 North
Thirteenth street, vrantad In -connection
with tho alleged 1100.000 realty swindle,
haa not yet been taken Into custody. Ills
two on were arreated yesterday. All
threo hava been Indicted by the Federal
Orand Jury for their operation which,
postal Inspector say, were fraudulent.
DACHStAN IN NEW 70rtIC
Bachman I known to be In New York.
Postal Inspector Frank Wilbur Bmlth. who
Investigated and unearthed tho alleged to
ternatlonal On and Ulecttlc Company
swindle, left thl city hurriedly last night.
)ilo destination unknown. It wna rumored
that ho had gone to New York to arrest
Ilachman or to Steelton lo take Nlasley
ISx-Congressman J, Washington Logue,
counsel for llayden, did not produce hi
client, na promised, today. Instead, Mr.
IorUo nppoared In th United Blaten Die
trlct Court before Judge Thompson, and
pleaded for a reduction ot ball for hta
The. ball for Bachman already haa been
fixed at JIB, 000 on the advice of United
Hlates Attorney Francis Fisher Kane.
That of llayden had been fixed at (12,000.
"f wish lo plead for a reduction of this
XIJ.OOO ball for my client." Mr. Loguo aald
In court. "Mr. Ilnydon la a mnrrled man
with Hoven children. He will not run away
and cannot very woll leave tha city.
"I can promise to produce him tomor
row; In fact, I would havo him hero to
day, but 'he had gone South on a two
week' business trip and decided to re
turn ut once to Philadelphia a noon a he
learned that n warrant had been Issuod
for hie arrest."
Mr. Kane said that the Government was
Willing to hava Hayden'a ball reduced and
Judgo Thompson fixed It at $7000.
Chief Postal Inspector James T, Cortel
you i-nld today that It would bo useless
for tho rden to try to escape. 'They are
well hnowp. He said, "and they can easily
be apprehended. It may take a few day.
Hut we can get them before long."
Inspector Smith inld that Invostlgatlon
showed that both Ilachman and Hay den
had been Identified with itock-Jobblng
rchemen In this city for the last eight
Yea I a.
Mr. Smith called attention to tha fact
that otter Ilachman had formed the banking
firm o( Ilachman ft Co. to assist In floating
the hock, they tooK advantage of tho sim
ilarity of names with their firm with II. F.
Ilachman & Co., of 1012 Chestnut street.
Tho II. F. Ilachman A Co. n most repu
tabla II rm. Mr. Smith said, wu frequently
mistaken for tho firm of Ilachman A Co,
and became no hnnoyed tnat It Issued publlo
notice that It had no connection whatever
With the Dachman-IIayden concern.
Postal Inspectors term the aliened $3.
000,000 International Qaa swindle a "mar
vel of frensled finance." According to Fed
era) officials, the alleged swindlers roped
in many of tha International Lumber and
development Company victims by telllnn
them that by buying tha International One.
and Klectrlo stock they would have nl
chanco to recoup their losses.
Many of the supposed victims of the al
leged International tlas awlndle are known
tu the Federal authorities. United Ktatea
Attorney Kane haa Issued an appeal to
other supposed victim to communicate
with him or with Postal Inspector Frank
Wilbur Smith In order to gha Information
which, ha said, will hold In tho Government's
prosecution ot the men.
SUIT TO KILL TURNPIKE
CONTRACT IS DISMISSED
Dr. Jncobs's Complaint, at Norrlstown,
Against Ambler-Davis Co, Fails,
Brought Too Lnto
NOnniSTOWN, I'a.. Dec. U. In an
opinion covering nlnety-riva typewritten
pages. Judge John Fnber Miller today dis
missed tho bill In equity filed by Dr. John
?J. Jacobs, lansdale, for County Controller,
against tho Montgomery County Commis
sioner and tha mbler-Davl Company
The coeta wera placed on tha county.
It was sought by Jacob tq hae declared
null and void the contract which the county
authorities had let to the Ambler-Davis
Company far the reconstruction of the
Hide turnpike road from Philadelphia city
Una to tha borough Una of Norrlstown for
Tito court found that the complainant
wai not entitled to th writ of Injunction,
under the rule of equity, because he de
layed bringing action until half of the
time allotted to tha Ambler-Davis Comnanv
hid passed, the contractor had completed
EOOO feet of baia and 100 feet of top and
hud prepared 16,000 feet of roadway
Judgo Miller Justifies Jacob on hi ac
tion by not putting tha cost upon him, and
aim by stutlnit that hi evident high pur
posa. In bringing action should not be
cousiNg clahi: estate
Three Appear for 200,000 Loft by
- Charles R. Slmlster
Letters of administration on the estate
cf Charlea It BImlater, who died Novam
l;f T following- an automobile accident at
yjKTlsf.pwii. were protested today by John
JtabltuKM, Anna Itoblnaon and Charlea 81m
Jg(r. aytng they wr cousin, slmlster
M a. eboddy manufacturer or the north
t e4Joa of tha city and left an esta'ta
yiyuaa at 1200.009.
Oa his death It was supposed that no
jfie wera nving. and Wiuiam J ail
( and JoBn K. Koulkrod wera appointed
fxaculors. An investigation will bs mad
to' litcMer of Will Sheehan.
CONTEMPT PQWEIta AUGUED
Marshal! Plea Against House Warrant
Before U. S, Court
WASHINGTON, Dm. I.Tb authority
f lit Hows of Representative to punish
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been oftlclnlly Informed that tho four Powers embraced In the Toulonlc
alllanco urc ready to discuss tho terms of peace.
GERMANY OFFERS PLAN TO END
THE WAR TO ENTENTE POWERS
Continued from re Ono
In that case the attitude of the Allien,
tested out by publlo opinion abroad and
GERMANY'S PEACE OFFER COMES
AT ZENITH OF HER CONQUESTS
By J. W.
NBW VOllIC. Dec. 12.
flonnany'a prpposat for peace am made
at a tlmo when her armies havo taken tho
offenalvo In the newest battlo area and
when tho western front haa reached another
Tho peaca that Germany now wants Is
ono with Teutonic troops occupying enemy
terrltpry on virtually every front
Tho war la tyot far from having gone to
the knock-out- that David Lloyd deorge
demanded In hi Interview a short time be
fore ho became tho Ilrltlnh Promler On
the contrary, .Hr'msiiy'o ponltlnp now Is
not that of a beaten antagonist The Her
mans occupy at the present moment prob
ably the highest position they will reach so
far as practical purpoaaa are concerned, no
matter how long tho war continue
They have a clear road to what they
regard as tha center of their future colonial
empire. In Asia Minor, and they orn hold
ing In chock every ihoinent to break
through tho Clertnan defenses.
It would be, therefore, greatly to fler-
PRESIDENT MAY TAKE LEAD
FOR PEACE NEGOTIATIONS
Hu a Staff Correspondent
VASIIINGTOf, Dec. 12. President Wll
son may become tho active force In effect
ing puaco between the European nations
Tho speech of Chancellor Ilethmann Holl
weg, na received here, does not Indicate
whether thl nation I asked to be the inere
messenger of Germany' proposal or the sug
gestion that It Uso Its efforts to effect peace
In nny cuse, the 1'resldent of the United
States, a the head of the great neutral
Tower, will become the leading factor In
the peace negotiations.
In August, 1914, the I'restdent aent to
the heads of tho countries at war this mes
sage r .
Aa official head of one of tho Powers
signatory to Tho Hague convention 1
feel It to bo my privilege and my duty,
under article 3 of that convention, to
say to you In n spirit ot most earnest
friendship that I should welcome an
opportunity to act In tho Interest of
European peace, either now or at nny
other time that might be thought more
suitable as an occasion to servo you
and all concerned In a way that would
afford mo lasting cuuse fori gratitude
In this the President had tendered his
sen Ice for peace, and Germany may be
acting upon, that offer of more than tvro
Tho Central I'owera- first formal move
for peace will be presented tu the entente
allies by American diplomats accompanied
by an Informal expression of the desire of
the United States that the allies enter
Into peaco negotiations.
1'resldent Wilson, It was learned this
afternoon, will ask tho Allies lo make every
errort to nave a peace convention result
from tha Initial negotiations.
Advance Information received from Sec
retary Grow, of the American Kmbassy In
Berlin, that Germany and her allies would
today begin formal negotiations for peace,
which was received by the President late
yesterday, resulted In tha decision.
Preparations for the formal steps to be
taken by thl Government were being made
thl afternoon. They will not be concluded
until after receipt from Secretary Grow
of tha oltlclal copy of the Central Powers'
outline or peace, rne note, It was learned
from official, ha already been handed to
Secretary Orerw, and wa started for. Wash
ington this morning
Slate Department officials this afternoon
were confident that tha proposals would
ruii in a convention, pronably of a semi
formal status, of representative of the war
ring power, to detsrmln whether there
I a possibility of reaching a basis for
peaco, should a formal convention bo held
German Ambassador von Bernatorff and
Charge D'affaires Zwledinek, of Austria,
thl afternoon began preparing complete
statements of tha Intention of their gov
ernment for presentation to Secretary of
State Lansing and President Wilson
Following receipt of a wireless messge
from Berlin by Ambassador von Bernstorff
Instructing him on what to lay befora this
government. Baron Zwledlnsk was called
to tha German embassy and held a long
conference with the Ambassador It was
learned that they would later today da
liver to Secretary lnIng Information of
an Informal nature, which vu not Included
In Chancellor von ilethmann Ilollweg- pro
posal handed to Secretary Orw
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EVENING IEDGEft-PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 12.
FOR PEACE, HE SAYS
by secret American diplomatic Investiga
tion, will hao a broad bearing upon what
this Government does
many'a advantage If n pence could bo
secured on this basis
Navcrtheless, Germany's losnrn In man
power aro becoming constantly much greater
than tho losses of any one of her principal
antagonists At tho same time tho lirltlsh
Government has Just undergone n recon
struction for tho purposo of carrying tha
war to n morn bitter conclusion : nlnd
Franco, too, la evolving n scheme for greater
efflnlcnoy Under these conditions, vvhllo
Germany Is not overthrown, tho German
militarists may well feel that tho future
developments of tho war cannot hold out
for Germany any better prospect then than
the ceasoless killing of proportionately more
Germans than Kronchmen or Kngllshmcn
Germany must make largo concessions lo
secureu peace nt preentJ-fur more than uro
Indicated by tho war boundaries on the
map Hut, whatever Germany propose as
a basis for peaco, her first declaration prob
ably will not bo hor final wprd The moat
Important fact of Germany',, now attitude
doubtless will be the definite statenient of
tentative peaco terms, which later may be
taken as n starting point for future elabora
tlon and n possible settlement.
evltnblo that thl war ahould end. and
J-nd soon n cannot last much longer
iiecauno of tho great loss In terms of lives
nnd wealth Wo nro pleased that this
step has been taken I can uny that
thero Is n big sentiment In I.'nsland to
meet the proposition half way The
United States ought not to forgot Its
ancient move for an International organ!
zatloii Now Is the tlmo to prcs it
hentlment in the United States should
alao have an Important bearing on nny
peace moves once they are made by any
country at war.
ViCn I'llKHIUIlNT MAHSIIAU,-! am
very glad to Bee anything done toward
lasting pence Further than thnt I do
not care to expreB myself The people
of the United States, by continual dla
cusslon of this war havo dono every
thing In their power to put the United
.,.,.! inio wio conflict, i am content
to rely on tho superior Judgment of the
President In ull these mutter.
RPI:Sn.VTATIVI5 II i) ifa limit.-.. -.
Mississippi, u mojorlfy member of 'the
Korolcn Affairs Commute -ir !,.....,.,
say this Is tho time to sue for peace.
1 havo no doubt It la the time 1 have
no doubt that the United States can Jio
a very potential factor In bringing about
an end to the bloody conflict. I am sure
that President Wilson and Secretary of
State Lansing will kvo careful coiraldera
tlon to Germany's proposals, and their
recommendation will have my hearty sup.
niJIniS3UNTATIVR SIMEON D I'ESS. of
Ohio, ono of the closest students of Inter
national affair In tho House Germany
la In a poultton to ''demand'1 terms, not
"iir.' .tv 11.. h. it... I.
-.- luim mum H was an
nounced that a bit- drive on tho Somme
would be made. I thought perhaps tho
Allle would bring Oermany to her knees.
Since then Itumanla has entered tho war
and Germany has greatly extended her
food resources by taking the rich agri
cultural district of that country Ger
many hi In a, stronger position to make
demands than she has been at any tlmo
during the war.
Girl Commits Suicide
Mia Clara May Purccll. twenty.four
year old, 6633 Broomall street, waa found
by hor alster on th bathroom door with a
raxor grasped tightly In her hand Dr.
J Zettlemoyer, Ml Houth Flfly-eventh
street was culled In by tho sister, and tha
girl was pronounced dead.
TODAY'S MARRIAGE LICENSES
Corgs T Walton. SMTOerllale .t
Jacob H Qr.i)Urr. sis N uth st . and Hthil
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Charles J WHiUn TS5N Ith st
lw1" wit incatnui pi
Louis A Mtuers SOO-i N l:
A. Howl. DIM Chestnut st
at , and
fwwne mm lejs mi
ntolamla Harrow, New Yor
aiVXffJaflA'.?X0. li1'lrfl t. and fioulls
rarrsnlt, 1031 Montroaa at
Jeaapn Suaman u Mantoa st . and Una Weln-
ennan. K Vatrantcr at.
H ,T-il9,ej9..W N Orals st
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POST COMMITTEES HEAR
PLEAS FOR MAIL TUBES
Philndclphlnns Protest Against
Abolishing System, ns Planned
SPEED IS THE DEMAND
Other Clticfl Also Ask ConUnuanca of
Service, ArjruInK Thcro I No
nu o Jttaycorreirendeiil
WABMINOTO.V, Dec. li. Appearing be
foro the House t'ostofflco and Pqst Itoads
Committee) today, representative of Phila
delphia business Interest protosted against
the proposed abolition of the pneumatic
tube service in that city, asserting that It
would cripple many commercial concerns
Ileforo tho I'hlladelphlans had a hearing,
business men from Doston nnd Chicago
protested against abandoning tha tubes
In thosa cities
Itcpresentatlvo J Hampton Moore ex
plained thnt A II Klemmer would appear
for the Commercial Exchange; J Allan
Thompson, for the Philadelphia Clearing
House, Captain William II. Mills, for the
Traffic Kquad , Ilobart Morris, for the Cham
ber of Commerce, George II Ilartol, for the
Ilourae, and Kenneth H. Stewart, for tho
pneumatic Transit Company
"The Commercial Exchange." said Mr
Klemmer to tho committee, "Is In nowise
tntorestrd In tho Pneiimntlo Trcnslt Com
pany It !i Interested only In service
The membirs of our organization deal
Inrgely In Pcnsylvanla, Delaware. Mary
land, ,NVw York nnd New England Postal
card bids nre aent out dally to grain dealer
In these Ktatra A delay of five minutes In
getting this llrst-tlann mall mntter to the
main postofllce would mnke them worth
less To send them bids by telegraph, tho
only nlternnllve If the service Is slowed up
nt nil. would be prohibitive"
"If Jou could got the same servlco at
one-third tho i-oet to the Government, you
would havo no objection?" asked Hepre
sentatlve Tox, of Indiana, n Democratic
member of the committee
"No," said Mr Klemmer, "wo do not
enro whether we get our servlco by tubes
or ncroplani JuM so wo get It, but wo are
not convinced thnt we can get It by auto
mohllo truck tin proposed "
"Tho postmaster of Philadelphia." said
Itepresonfatlvo Cox. "reports that only 16,
000 pieces of mail would mlsa their con
nections dally If tho tube servlco there'
should be abandoned "
Mr Thompson dealt Inrgely with the
volume ot business transacted bv thn Phils-
delphla Clearing Houso In his statcmout
to tho committee
"Tho Philadelphia 'Clearing House," he
said "not havlnc n rule charging exchnngo
on out-of town Items, those Items nro cleared
nt par and tho banks In thin city handle
more Items of this character thnn nny city
In the union except Chicago The total
clearings In lllir, were IR.8C3.O00.O0O or
During tho first eleven months of this
year they were $11,713,000,000 or $15,000,
000 dnllj. Thli great growth ahould war
rant a very much more expeditious hand
ling of malls In this city thnn heretofore,
nnd any restrict, on In the mine will nffect
every lino ot buidnosn"
Mr Thompson mid thnt If the tubes
wero abolished, there would bo n delay of
from thirty to thlrt-flvo minutes In Ret
ting mall from the lluurno substation to
tho main postofflcu
Snowy Mantle Covers
the City With Content
Continued from I'sse One
In proud tones, na though he worn per
sonally responsible for the wet veil with
white ilota that wna dropping slowly over
tho rountennncn of Hilly l'eniii "theio's a
night It doen jcr heart good to seo, thero's
sumpln makes ou feel good to be nllve."
Ha wheezed llKe an old organ playing a
Then thire'n the oIIIlo boss Ordlnnrlly
he's very Bore nnd very old when any
body's late Ho speaks In tones of dis
missals nnd docking He wuntn to know
If It was the nlnrm clock's fault thl time
or Just the sama old soro tooth He's
Hut on u snowy morning, such as today,
nobody wondera why hla wife married
him They all know it'n because of his
sunny Jim nort of disposition He's young.
Any old uxcuo for being late M acceptable
' I slipped and had to go bnck and
ilmngo my skirt. It got so wet "
"That's all right. Miss Shillh "
"I couldn't find my rubheru "
That's nil right, John, ou musn't get
jour feet wet"
'The cara were tied up "
"They uitmllv are on mornings like this.
hut It's a great day," ho lesponds qulto
Hven tho little newHboy who haa to Bvvath
hit imperii very uncomfortably so they don't
get all pulpy nnd unsalable grins u broad
grin Just hccaiiHo It'n Knowing
Only certain city officials cons der It In
Keeping with their rolo to strike the wrong
note flilcf Council, of tho llurenu of High
waja for instance, went to great lengths
to assure tho general public that Just be
muse It wna (mowing they needn't ba
afraid to come out and do tiielr Christ
lima shopping An though the snow wasn't
Just what they have been walllm; for
"Chrlstmati shopi era," ho said "need
have little fiar of gritting their feet wet
nnd their clothing bespattered with slush
In tho downtown section, because ws havo
tho equipment tu clear the highways of
Then he wont on to expatiate- on Phila
delphia' preparedness to meet vveuther con
ditions He spoke boastfully of tho 1000
men who stood ready lu'uirt away the snow
almost before It landed One uuuld almost
Picture themutatloned on tha highways with
little butterfly ncU wnltlng to catch tho
Hakes before they came to earth
Till I.AT15 Kilt CLANSint'ATMN
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lloiil, IteUtlirs und fr.xnda luyllfil to lun.ral.
Frt. 8 Sun in frum ihln tlallibrldie at Kul.
jun rcuutrtn rnsaa St CharUa'a Chcrch ut lu
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Kunaral aarvU at th Home, Wad., 1 p in
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IIAAU IH-t I J, JtAllV K., widow of t'harlaa
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TERRITORIAL FACTORS INVOLVED
IN POSSIBLE PEACE DISCUSSION
GERMANY'S movo for peaco comes just two years nnd 133 dnys after she
declared war on llussla and two years and 120 dnys nfter England de
clared war on Germany, . .
German territory held by the Allies The western edge of Alsnce-Lorra nc.
Austro-Hungnrian territory captured by the Allies About half of GallCIa
and all of Bukowlna and tho southern fringe of Trentino, ns well as the west
ern border of tho Istrlan Peninsula, north of the city of Trieste.
Turkish territory captured by the Allies All of northeastern .Armenia
nnd nnrt of Mesopotamia.
Bulgarian territory taken by the Allies None.
Entente territory occupied by tho Germnn allies:
Northeastern France, virtually all of Belgium, Poland nnd Lithuania,
moro than half of Rumnnla, all of Serbia and Montenegro and nearly all of
Albania, aa well ni part of Persia and Egypt. Some of Greek Macedonia is
occupied by German-Dulgar forces, although Greece is not In a state of war,
Germany lost all her overseas colonics.
"GERMAN SECURITY WON, CAN HONOR
PEACE DUTY TO WORLD" HOLLWEG
Continued frem fane One
adjourned, but the calling of the next session has been left to tho discretion of
'"This decision,' said tho Chancellor, 'was caused by tho hope thnt soon
happy events in tho field would be recorded Thiit hopo has been fulnllod
quickor almost than was expectod. I shall bo brief, for our actions speak for
"'Ilumania hnd entered the war in order to roll up our positions in tho
cast and that of our allies. At the itnmc time, the grand offensive on the Sommo
had for Its object tho piercing of our western front, nnd renewed Italian attacks
had as their purposo to paralyze Austria-Hungary. Tho situation was serious.
" 'Hut with God's help our troops shaped conditions so thnt they give us
security, which not only is complete, but still greater thnn before.
"'The enst front stand now firmly, and in spite of tho fact thnt tho
Rumanian campaign was outfitted w'th "larger reserves of men and material
than had bcon usod on any former i ccnslon. Most efficient precautions have
been taken against all Italian diversions. And while on the Somme and tho
Knrst drumfire resounded, while tho Hussions launched troops against tho
eastern frontier of Transylvania, Fie'd Mnrshnl von Ilindcnburg enptured the
whole of western Wallachin and the I ostlle capital of Bucharest, meeting with
unparalleled genius troops which, in competition with our nllios, made possible
that which hitherto was considered i ti possible.
'"And Hindcnburg does not rest. Military operations are in progress, by
strokes of swords. At the same time, firm foundations hnve been, laid for our
" 'Great stocks of grain, victuals, oil and other goods fell into our hands
In Humanln, Transport Immediately began.
"'In spite of the scarcity that existed, we could havo lived upon our own,
but now our safety Is beyond question.'"
"Tho Chancellor then referred to the fact thnt, added lo the eventi on
land, heroic deeds of equal Importance hnd boon accomplished by tho German
submarines. Ho said that tho specter of famine, which Germnny's enemies had
intended to appear beforo Germany, now pursues them. He said the German
Empire is not the besieged fortress which Kit adversaries hnd imagined, but is
a glgnntic, firmly disciplined camp, with inoxhnustible resources, faithfully united
with the Austro-Hungarian, Turkish und Bulgarian flags."
PHILADELPHIANS PRAISE GERMAN
Varied opinions na lo tho motives of
Gerinanv In presenting peace proposals to
tho Allies and the probable result of the
prnpoMl wero impressed today by repre
These men, who hnve followed the war
closely, with ajmpathles nt variance could
not agree on what would be the outcome
The consensus of opinion, however was
that the terms suggested b Germany con
rtltutcd a sound hauls for negotiation, al
though they d d not form a comprehensive
plan for tho ending of the wnr
Hit It. TAtT McKHNZIi: physical director
of the University of Pennsylvania, and
recently with the British army ns surcvqii
The terms of pence offered by German)
nro not acceptable, but they afford n good
basis for further discussion Tho Allies
nro always willing to discuss pence If
proper terms nro suggested These terms.
na they nro given to mt. leave many other
things to be taken Into consideration ; for
example. Indemnity to llelglum. Indemnity
for shipping destroyed, tho German col
onies, nnd, greatest or nil n guarantee
that such a war as this cannot occur
ugnln within our generation. I do not
think that thero will be pcnie until It Is
made Impossible for audi a war to hap
pen again If these terms wero accepted
Germany would be left with n powerful
army and navy nnd a splendid orgnnlza
tlon, nnd unless It wna mnda nbiolutcly
uncertain that tho German military caste
would not cause a rccunence of this war.
tho sltuntlon would bo tho name Hs It la
KX-JTlXli: SULZHUHUKU Without
knowing what tho basis of the peace pro
posals Is. I thing It would a irlme for any
clvlllied nation to refuse to discuss peace
With winter comng on. both sides could
rnrry on negotiations without losing any
advantage nnd If the) failed to agree
they could reaume In the spring where
they leavo off now As to Interpreting tho
act Itself, I would sa that It is n reali
zation by Germany thnt absolute rompiest
of the world lo an Idle dream we knew
It all along but sha didn't and It ulso
means that aha haa shown her cnomlen
that they can't smash her So I do not
think the fact that peace hus been sug
gested can be Interpreted much to tha
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good nr disparagement of cither side It
Is, thoiiRh, n dlsavnwnl b Germany of
her Idea to control nil other nations If
It Is Germany's Intention to Insist on
milntnlnlng the reconstituted Kingdom
of Poland, I ilo not seo how Trance nnd
Knglnnd will dure to side with Iltixsla
ngilnst tint propisIlTon The real thing
In tho peaco proposal will be ns to what
will bo dee'ded about the future course of
the Distcrii Powcia, notably ISusiln. and
as they cannot be trusted they will fur
nish tho hardest problem of pence
When Mr Sulzberger referred to tho
Kastern I'owera In the plural, ho meant
Russia nr.d the Ilnlknns In which she used
to have n big finger, but these llnlliann
have ionic under the sway of Germany slnco
Mr Sulzberger went on to a that llus
sla would furnish tho centrnl problem In
the peace settlement, nnd thnt It would
bo up to France and England to take tho
forward-looking view In making Russia
come to terms
HABIII JOSIIPH KIIAUHKOPK I be
lieve tint Germany know a that her pro
posal will bo favorably considered by
Itussla and llumnnla IlUHstn aeems t
lo balking If theso countries nccipt
peace and Greece enters the war on the
side of tire Teutonic Powera, France and
Knglnnd would bear the brunt- of the
Gcrmnn attack halonlca would become
a second Dardanelles in uor'hcni
Prome the, Germans would lont-entrnto
their forces nnd the l.'ngllHh und French
would be finished In Bhorl order Ger
many has no reason to get on her kneoa
and beg for peace Sho In In good con
dition, fur better than one la led to be
Hove by the dispatches. And nt the
present time her condition Is exception
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Mackensen's Forces Captura
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TAKE 10,000 PRISONERS
HKHL1N. Dec 13
Sweeping forward toward Moldavia, von
Mackensen's AustnMierman troops In
northern Rumania hava captured Vrliul
and MIsllu. t)
Theso capture wera ortlclally reported
by the War Ofllcfe today.
MIsllu Is upon tho railway line that runt
northward Into Moldavia from Huchareit
by way of Iluieu.
Within the last three days the Ninth
Army nf German allies In Ilumania has
enptured more than 10.000 prisoners.
In tho wooded Carpathians, on the
Kmotrec nnd on the Ilnbn-Ludnva sector,
Russians renewed their strong attacks
agilnst the Austro-Gcrmnn lines
In the Meatecnneecl neetor nnd on both
sldea of the Trotnsul Valley the Russians
made powerful nssautts. but the Wnr OfTlce
staled that all were repulsed
North of Stlltn tho Russians were driven
from n height they hail recaptured
The fresh booty Includes three cannon
nnd three machine guns. ,
The Russo-Rumanlan nrmy In Dohrudja
Is reported In dlsp-vlches from the Hums
nlnn front to be falling bnck
The Austro-Oerman center In etstern
Wnltnchla haa forced a crossing of the
Jnlllta river cnil In moving ngnlnst the
Husso-Rumanlan flank on the Huzeu-Mlsllu
lluzeu Ib sixty miles northeast of tin.
charest nt the pouthrru edge of Moldavia.
Its i6scilon would give the Gcrmnn Allies
control of one of tho two railway lints
tunning Into Moldavia from tho south
GREEKS' PUG 1 IT DARK;
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l.G.VDO.V. Dec 1!
Slgn'flcnnco Is attached todny to the
news from Salonlca thnt King C'oiistnntlne
has established wireless communication
with Ilrrlln nnd that messagcj havo been
sent back nnd forth Home of these mes
sages were picked up by Allied warships.
This was the date set. according tu earlier
ailvUcH. for tho prdxcntntlon of a new
ult inntum to the Greek Government by
the Allien If Its demands nre met It will
remove tho menace which Hie nowly mobi
lized Greek nrmy holds for the flank of
General Sirrnlls Allied forco In Mncedonln,
because due of tho o'nuses. It Is understood,
(alls for the complete disarming of the
Tho peril In Greece Mnnds out today
blacker than nt nn previous time J
SOUTH OF SOMME
PARIS, Dec 1!
German troops switched their attacks
to n new cectlon of tho Trench lino last
night The Wnr Olllcb announced today
thnt the Germans nttempted to ndvnnco on
the edgo of Dcs Logos wood, near Insslgny,
but were fruiitrnted by a curtain of tire,
Lnsslgny Is south nf the Somme sector.
IIIIHU.V, Dec 12.
"On the battlefield ot tho Somme the
lilt i i nanny of our artillery which
slnco tho end of Xmcmber tiatj considerably
diminished was temporarily Increased again
In tho afternoon," aald today's German
Along the cast bank of tho Mcuse and
near tho Moselle there was ntrong cannon
and mine thrower fighting without Infantry
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Pcnnsgrove They will supply electric cui
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