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VOL. LXXXII. NO. 74.
NEW YORK, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER
1914. Copyright, 10H. by fio Stin ritiKnp and Publishing Association.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PLAN OF SIEGEL
BY BANK CLERK
,. W. .McDonald Tcslitios
Nolc Invoheil Was Xot
Til A I X .'.LOCKS 310VH
TO SI 1 1 FT TIIM IUjAM 10
CU.M-.-hii. Nov. 12.- As a e'llmn of to
ri is-iir.i 111 the trial of Henry Slegel
line "ii .1 1 harm of grand larceny the
m " dcfeii. e of tho department store
propremr who failed for million! was
1111 t mini'il. Tin- testimony which upset
in.- ni ro pl um of Slegcl's lawyers wits
h. a l Archibald W. McDonald, dis
iou;it 1 lerk of tho National Hank of
0. allien e. din ins the last half hour of
Hie 11 .al.
Mon. McDonald Invarinbly anticipated
in niiliMiico of questions on cross-I
examination. Instead of weakening tho I
u:tic-.', Slegcl's counsel appeared to'
r.lnii the . ITict of McDonald's testi
mony. Tho defence, working on tho
tricry tliat figures nriy bo mado to
piove .iii thing and arc quite ns ad
wnt lgcous to the interests of Slegel
us i the Stale, had been seeking to
ionin, e iho Jury of the following stute
The imictmont on which Slegel Is being
trkd a, .uses him of tho larceny of
Jit0j fi'im the National Hank of Com
mute on .luno 11, ll'lll, when a check
an dtawn on the bank to tho order of
Aiiat.n. Nichols A Co., wholesale, grocers,
and w.is cashed on that date. This
muaiy was part of a tlOO.OCu loun ob
tained by Slegcl's Fourteenth Street
Sioie from llio Natlonul Hunk of Com
merce on January 7, 11113, in the form of
f'ur Jii.OOU notes miitunn,; on April 2'J,
.Ma j 4, 9 and 11, which wire renewed,
1 itfeuy continuum the loan transaction.
ii.-equ' ntly there was no larceny cum
.M L maid testified that on April 23,
a the hr?t $25,000 notu came due,
. .is , aiiC'iled bvturu the niw note, for
t .ami amount was made out, and th
iK.i.g of tne new note constituted an cn-
1 new transaction, sj the loan was
rut mutinied or extended.
Allegations liy l'roeonloli.
"n June H. I 1 3, the prosecution al
lfKs U.e balnii'V of iho Fiurti enth Street
.. . u . ... iU .1... v.... I. ...1. ...I
. ..v.,,. ,.,. ..iiuuii.u i.aim ui ,
Cuaimercu was sulllclently Impaired to ,
fJkethc diawlUK- .,,,,1 caslilng of the
1 ' wj ' mith cgoiiiuie giano larceny. ,
i.- si.ini uis'.nei Atlo.ney Train sniu : 1
"T .e defi live n.is oeeii forced Inlo this 110. 1
mom. had the J2J.(iU0 note been Jls-
1 ai any othir bn.k except the Na-
i Ji1.11 Lank of 'oiuniei-i . a larceny would 1
h.nu di.;u lu.oinitted, but because the noto
n.ia u.s-milieu uy llio d.uik wun wuicn
1 1 1'uuri. . mil Street .Store and Sli-ge-l &
otu had always done business no lar
itnj was comuuited."
liu main points on which counsel for
the ilereiico rely to free Hlegel of tho 1
Eiand larceny charge weru emphasized I
m. tluougn the cross-examination of Her- wno has spent much of his tlmo In recent
bii P lloweil, vlce-prisldent of the Nn- vclir i travel. He Is 42 yeats old, un
1 1' at Uink of Coiiinii'ice, which was con-' mnrried, a graduate of Massachusetts
t.aued as soon 11s court was convened jn',ttute Technology class of 1S91 and the
and lasted most of the day. Howell, the 1 Kon f jj,., fj, n. Perkins of 3S7 lleacou
II. l w.imi lor tlie .State, told yesteiday , slrePt, 'who has a summer estate at
how the bank had bcin misled Into a swam'-'s-ott.
of $IU,000 by representations of the j ' ji-'h number of years he was nssocl
l' odjienty ot tho business enterprises of ,tPli ,vjtn I'caboily & Stearns, architects,
.S.'K l and Vogvl when they wete really nf ttj cyt ije has been around the
vn Hie ere of bankruptcy. world several times and was In Ktirope
Loss M. I.ovell, associate counsel with ,i, nr hroltn out. nnd upon his rc-
II I. ,. I ....... 1 .1,.
... ... .'..iiuurau, ..hi, mimuvicii
n -i di. .ng for Slegel, tried to prove, first, 1
.11 U. 1 National Hank or Commerce had ,
ijiaUi 136.730 111 inteiest from tho Four-.
1 " 1 .'..h.. ...... ... '.'. ,
t-i.t , st,e.-t Store in ten years on money j
lujiiad to it; .hat It had also made Jl!2,-
l" in nii.rist on the stoic's average
'.Li bank balance of $ 3 S, 1 during the
.uiie ten ycais; that It had received back
S. l.",:i .: 1. ur 1 per cent., of the amount
til. : im owed on the four notes ills-
un'i 1 by the bank when the stoic went
into tin- hands of receivers on December
'9 1U1... an. I tint tho bank also expects
in kc iiiui.' money from the store through
t r.-uiganizalion of tho Slegel enter
" DiiUly, the defence tried lo jirovo
' . 1 ll.iwell'e testimony that the J100,-
li'.m, of which tho $SI.Uj Is a part.
v is im-relv a continuation of the yearly
) ' e of rUH of";'.To:ooT.e;f,a,.!.;s,?ed by
and Vogel with the bank ten years
no. ili.it thiiefore the loan on January
l'l 3. was not n new transaction foi
the r discounting f tho four notes, and
n noo.oou loaned In January w;as
d a moiitli before tho false state
i' alleged in the Indictment were sub
M 't d to the bank and passed by Its
n't . I -
Ii' Tialn, however, In commenting on
i nr.' mon of his witness, declared that
t ie evil, in adduced 1')' the defence went
a "uk waj to piove the larceny of 50,
"0 He also succeeded In blocking a
move 1 th,' defence to shift nsponsl-
' t" og' I. who Is dead, by estab
1 'I. ili.it Siegel as well as Vogel signed
.. .n.... , I.. 1'.m Th
1" s , itoi also got a favorable ruling
1 f in lodge Clark on his conspiracy alle-
gi mi when the court decided that If
more men enter Into a conspiracy
"limit crime the actions of one are I
u i. t .is those of another.
Doeiitnenltirj Proof Introduced,
1" lus effoi's to provo that the JIOO.OOO
1 1 1 ' i of lanuary 7 was merely continued
I Hi it no new transaction was made
" ri tin. four Mites were redlseounted
. pt.inher ,1, 1", !! nnd '.'(I, and again
" Mfimner i;i, ..i, .o ami .i", .)u. i'ur
i el lo get Howell to admit that no
' 'i i ver left the bank and that tho
v ' mnttr was only a bookkeeping
I on. A mass ot documeiiiniy
l' "f was identified and introduced to
f .1' t 1 'it 1 (. the ilefenec's claim.
"Ii lo't Mr Vogel, the partner or .Mr.
K .or r,..,. tn hn li.inlr ,,n,l ...II .M IV A mV-
11 I. i the bank's president, arid you Hint am doing constantly, home one suggesieo
t i monev market was tight nnd ask for that Inasmuch as the Hockefeller l ounda
n - n.wal ot the notes'."' Mr. I-ovell asked Hon Is giving largo amounts for relief
Mr How, .11 of the war sufferers the men might ns
v f,x,.ty. well help with Hie work ns read,
ti.lni Mi Vogel e'nnie lo the bank Needles and yam were produced and
I' I -ruber, pi 1 2, to sen you if d Mr 'Ml CheMirough made a feeble attempt.
t .Mier nnd nk you to renew the ma- Mr. Hockefeller however, went at the
11. nrs ,-ormng due"" 1 woik with spirit, soon got the hang of
i would say yes." answered Mr How -
When asked It that Interview did not
Continued on Fourth I'age,
BOY DIES TO SAVE HIS SISTER.
Itrookl.m Student nt Cornell
llrnnnnl In lleebc l.nlie.
Ithaca. N, V Nov. 12. 1'aul H.
SchwnrzliHch, ID yciirs olrt, a sophomore.
In ttie College of Agriculture at Cornell,
nun droned here this afternoon lillo try
Ing to save his Hater, Miss O. 1'. Schwarz.
bach, both of llronklyn, who hail fallen
fioin a cliff Into the Inlet to Hcebo Uilie.
The two were taking part lii a picnic
on the south Imnk of the corse when Miss
Sehwiirzbach accidentally r,teppod over the
edge of the ravine and fell thirty fcit Into
the water. Her brother Immediately dived
after her, hut an he could not swim a
stroke went to the bottom, aid It was an
hour and a half before fellow students
could recover his body.
The sister, who could swim, kept nl1o.il
until I!. Nngcl, a graduato student,
was lowered by means of a ropo from the
bank above ami lescued her.
This Is the third fatal accident of this
kind on the south bank of the llccbe Lake ,
Paul S. Sch.vnrzbn!i and Mists
Schwa rzb.uh are the chlldn .1 of the Rv.
C. II. Schwnrzbaoh, panto- of the Fifth
Commit Presbyterian Church In lliook
lyn, whosn home h nt 1151 ll.ily areet.
Tho Uev. M". Schwa iv.bac'i ;.ald over
the telephone list nlahl .hf.t he tin il
Jut received word that hi. von h.-.d been '
drowned and that It 14 daughter was In
the Cornell Intlrituty.
RICH BOSTON DESIGNER
SHOOTS THREE ON SHIP
Kills Sou thorn Publisher,
Wounds Now Yorker and
CiiAni.KSTOK, S. C, Nov. 12. charted
with murder on the hlKh seas, a pissemicr
on the Clydo liner Mohawk, said to be
!eoriso Hatchelor Perkins, a wealthy de
signer of Itoston, was held for trial by
the United States authorities after a pre
liminary Inquost hero to-night.
l'erklns killed V. W. I Unman, bulnc-i.i
manuiier of the World.i Tlmra-liilon and
president of the Southern Newspaper Pub
lishers Association, when the Mohawk was
off the North Carolina coast last night, and
serlouly wounded I'apt. Andiew 1). In
Krain and IJ. It. WrlKht. a passeniter, of
I'tica. N. V. Capt. Iliriram was wounded
In the abdomen mid Wrlsht In the thlKh.
Hoth arc expected to recover.
I Unman mid hLs wife, WrlKht and Capt.
Ingram weie slttliiK In the I'ompan'.onway
of the Mohawk when PrMiu. clad In
paj.im.m and a raincoat, approached. Tho
captain told him ho must wear more suit
able oppnrel If he wished to rnrnaln. Per
kins Immediately drew a revolver mill
Illnmnn was struck twice In th nb-
ilomen. dpt. Ingram wa.s hit once and
WrlKht once. A fifth bullet went wild.
Perkins Is said to have turned the weapon
himself, but 110 more bullets remained
Perkins Is connned in ine insane ru
- . v.na..l.,l ill ii.mim1f.il victims t
di a wvni iiwj..,.. (
are tn the same Institution. Neither of
the three, attended the . hear ng Perk ns ,
anital eniiy uots ou-. reuntw u... in.,-
V t. Wentworth of Connecticut, Per
klns's roommate on the Mohawk, testified
'that he became suspicious of Perkins when
ih,. l itter took to excess what he called
headache powders. Mr. Hlnmati died
turlve hours after lieing snoi. 111s uouy
was taken late to-night to Jacksonville,
Fit., accompanied by his wife and a soi-
11.NTM s-ov. 12. Oeorg natchelder
jerkins Is n wt althy designer anil Interior
,i,.irn tnr of this city and Swampscott
..." .,. .' .
turn t0 jioston exiiiiiiieu a lenei 1 1 om "
dlr , ii.ni fires seci eiarie.s iii.iiiiMiih .....
1)t ,-1)IB oeoige's secietarles thanking I
ff)r n t.ntrlbutlon to a Ited Cross fund.
,1, i. rioston on Monday, bound
no.1(ia to llsh for tarpon,
TENNESSEE NEARLY HIT MINE.
Letter From IVlrele.. Operator Tell.
or .nrroiv i'.aeniic.
St CLAinsvau:, Ohio, Nov. 12. That I that Miss Henrietta Hodman, Mrs. Warf
the United States cruder Tennessee fs-lnu's nio. ardent ihamplon, anil a
caned disaster In the Kngllsh Channel lenrtie:' in the Wadlrtgh High School,
by only a hundred yards Is the story told Ms under rhuges of Insuboixlltiatl'on,
by Fred I.lndemuth of IJarnesiille. Ohio. '
a wireless operator on the cruiser, In a Clinrttes Agnlnst ,llss Itodnino.
letter to Ills parents. I fj,,,,,. Maxwell wiote to District Supt.
The operator says the vessel was at ar,,vvdj instructing him to prefer charges
alienor neui -!.....- ,
' h Channel a - .ort time ago wh n
'",- ' V ,
mnrinru were t wnrk near by. Ho wurne
I"" ; ,i.,i..i t,im
the Am n co.i.. . m-i '' .'
to weign nnc ior aim si-...., ... ...
. saieij e ' . Tennessee at
I first looked with favor on the plnn, but
intr renlled that no American vessel
had ever hidden beh nd those of nnn her
nation and decided to steam to ''"other
port pending the expected naval engage -
n...i. nhm.t hntr ii,.
made about half the
"" ' a.i. .h
roveniie cutter halted her with the report
of German mines along the course the
American ship was steaming. .
An Investigation was made ami a mine
found lloating less mHti i'i aru
rtreetly ahead of the big battleship. Had
I not )(.Pn jor n,,, cutter, according to
I (he letter, tlm Tennessee would have cer-
, ,i.,i., ,,, down,
JOHN D JR., KNITTING SHAWL.
Pile .Verities nt lint Springs lo Alii
Hot Si'HlNOS. Va Nov, l-. ine raci
that John P, Rockefeller. Jr, Is knitting
i,,,.,i hnu heeii ohserved bv scores of
society people in ine loony m um jiuniv-
B,(.ll, iot,i the last two nights. It Is
of lfnvy wool.
Knitting Is a new accomplishment for
xir Hockefeller. lie nao never iriru u
..,,111 iaHt night, when he was smini wun
hk ivlfe. v. II. Chesiirougn, .Mrs. iiicnain
rklns and Mrs. N, W. Chadwick, the
iinen all knitting, as most of them here
. It and persevere.! riw
To-nlcht ho whs continuing It nnd had
about a yard done,
Nn ThankiKlvInc table cnmnUls without a
Volt! of ANUOSTUlt.V UIXTKU9. AV,
NOW INSISTS ON
GOING TO CLASS
Tearlu'r-Iotlior to Leave
Ha by for School Monday
Hopes to Save Job.
311SS KOMI AX IX
PKUIIj FOR DKFHNCK
Mrs. I.nrn M. Warner, who was sus
pended for neijlfct of duty by tho Hoard
of Kd licit Ion because, sho was out of
school on-1 week whllo her son was
born, Intends to o back to school on
Monday and beRin teaching nRiiln de
spite her sup' nsion.
Meantime, Mis Henrietta Hodman,
who has b"cn champloniiiR Mrs. Wur
tier's ratiM h.is ot Into troubles with
the boird le cause of a letter she wrote
to a morning paper calling tho board's
policy "mother baltliiB," and will now
have to answer charges of Rross nils-
1 conduct nnd Insubordination.
I "Mrs. W.iener will return til school
without fall Monday tiionilnn," said her
husband nt his homo in Tottenvllle yes
terday. "Wo shall tluht this caso
tlirouph to the end and If need bo carry
It to the courts."
"(if I'ourse. we cannot forcibly pre
vent Mrs. Warner from entering the
school," t-ald Dr. Ir.i H. V.'llo yesterday,
"as It Is 11 public Institution. She can
even enter her class room as a visitor,
but the 11rluclp.il can certainly prevent
her from leaching her classvs. Wo
cannot think she would be so foolish as
to insist on doing this when sh- Is al
"Wo hope that Mrs. Wagner will con
tinue to act In a ladylike dlgnltled and
Impersonal way." said Isadore M. Levy,
when fiuistloneil as to hw uttltudc.
"and whll she may believe it necessary
to maintain iier rights I should not ad
vise her to do anything that will preju- j
dice tho board and especially the pub-
lie toward her. Whether this suspen-
Mon is right or wrong she should abide
by it and not attempt to teach till It
Is run out.
Kxpects A ell 11 11 1i Ilnnrd.
"It will only be a short tlmo any
way, as, In my mind, there Is no ques- j
Hon that a resolution will be adopted 1
by the board to deal with the tacher-j
motln r cas-e. l tninie 1110 ooaru nas
nlwl her suspension merely to glvo
.. . . i I. '
tlieniselves lime to mm arooiui, an 11 ,
Just what the resolution on the I
Mon will be I cannot say. as I
-- - . . , ,
hnve heard several discussed und dif
ferent members' differ as to what the
period of time for a leave of absence
should be. An investigation of similar
laws In other Stales Is now bring made.'
In response to the question whether tho
board was Justified In suspending a
teacher when she had been absent Ich than
the ten days allowed by the laws for Ill
lie's both Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Churchill
said on Wednesday that the board was
Justified In suspending a teacher for one
day's absence if It saw lit.
"Of course," said Mr. Levy, "they can
suspend Mrs Wagner after tuo days ab
sence for neglect or duty anil tr ne can
explain her absence satlsfaetoilly to the
board It Is not neglect of duty."
The opinion of .Mayor Mltchel, cx
pressed yesterday, Is expected to have a
strong Influence on the action of tho
Hoard of F.dueatlou. The Mayor said: "It
Is my strong Impression that the Hoard of
llducatlon will adopt some kind of policy
granting some kind of li'.ive of absence to
I ""!. ""-
This statement, to-
I gether with the letter Mayor' Mltciiel
wrote President Churrlilll last Tuesday,
leaves little iloubt as to Mayor Mltchel's
attitude cn the "teacher-mother" ques
tion. Members nf the board have been reso
lutily silent on the subject since the cx-
, citing tncotlng of the board on Wednes-
The situation is complicated ny tne raet
.at nsubord nation and grots miscunuuei
b hr un.ll
.... - ufli-iM1if r m...
.runner nonce irum win nouru ui i.mu:a
unit ur win in.- nurtinin-Hiitu mi tn
, Schools and Training Schools. Arthur H.
U. !M... Vnu X, ' .mi is,iJ
131, l,evy. "which I very much doubt, she
. b(, ,lnt.d or B,18.mif(l for ti,irly days
, IonBeP, or shc may even bo dismissed,
u ,f et tlmt Mss H,lman has
descended from her Impersonal and splen-
,,, f Mr. Wnirner lo .mtairoiils..
I If Doaru ny mai leiu-r, i iiuiiku i may
... .'... , ,.. .... i ,.,.i
j m.u...i un-uj. "t
I though not for publication and not of
Mlm Itislman has tniight for the last
ten ymr In the Wadlelgh Hlgli School.
She was married to Herman Defiem only
a little over a year ago, but uses lier
maiden name In Iwr irofejs!ou. Sim
has two adoptesl children. Her hus
band is an assistant In the department
of woods and fori-ft In tho Museum of
A Ak open mcctlliR to dlsoufB th
... .. in i... i.i.i ....
leiieher.niother uurstlon will be held to
night at the Wiishlncton Irving High
School auditorium. Dr. Ira S. Wiles,
John Martin and several otheis will speak.
There appears to be a possibility that
the teacher-mother question may be soon
settled by a higher authority than tho
New York city Hoard of Kducatlon. A
, despatch from Ainmy last nignt says mai
, state lommissioncr ot i.oucainin .idiiii
n, ton Fluley may override the action
the Now York city Hoard of Kducatlon
the ground that the board has not cxer-
clted 11 reasonable discretion In disciplin
ing leni'her-niothors by refusing them
leaves of nbsencu for physical disability
In a leiter lo Mayor Mltchel the Itev.
John Haynes Holmes, minister of tho
I'nlt-trlan Chureti of tho Messiah, su..d
"I desire to congratulate you upon the
stand whloli yon have Just taken In this
Intolerable 'te.ichcr-mother' ointroverty,
which has for so lonsr been vexing the
Continued on Fourth Paget
15 MILES INTO '
Russians Take Two Positions
and Fighting Starts Along
100 Mile Front.
G HI 31 AX TROOPS MASS
FOH SILHSIAX 1UTTLK
$ltcM Ctiblr l)epnlch In Tim Si".
Pkthoohap, Nov. 12. A statement Is
sued by the Husslan Clenernl Staff to
night shows th.il tho Husslan army
Invading I'ast Prussia has maintained
Its advance until It now- holds a line 1
from Stalluponen, southward to I.yck,
thence southwestward to Johannesburg,
then east to Suldau, the whole linn being
about fifteen mllea within Herman ter
ritory. There Is fighting along thU front,
which Is about 100 miles long. The
CJcneral Staff announces that the Hus-
sinus have reached two new positions,
Johannesburg, which Is between Lyck
and Soldau, and Krugllnnen, In tho re
gion of (iumlilnneii and Stalluponen.
Tho official statement Indicates that
the Husslans have reached the frontier
of Posen and Sllcslu. Thete has been
lighting in the region of Kaliscz and
Nesehawa, 011 a line of the outer de
fence of the German provinces.
Progress of the Husslan armies In
(lallcla Is indicated by tho announce
ment that tho Husslans aro attacking
In the Sanok region, which indicates
that their westward advance in (lallcla
Is now on a line north to south of
Hzcfzow and Sanok. The slcgo of
Prz'iny-1 has hi en resumed.
This placed the advancing Husslan
force in Oahcl.i about seventy-live miles
cast of Cracow, while .1 Husslan army
approaching In Poland, from the Vis
tula, is reported to bo within twenty
or twenty-live miles of the city and Is
attacking tho outer defences,
Th. u.xt ()f t,le otTlcul announcement
" aM f0lloW8'
All engagement has developed
along tho front of StJlluponen,
Krugllnnen and the region of Kol
d.iu. Our troops havo occupied
There has been lighting of hec
ondary Importune.' In tho districts
of Knllscz and Nesehawa, where
tho enemy's advance guards were
ende-avorlng to make headway.
In tho Carpathians, the Austrian
rear guards who were in position
on the fords of the Upper Save in
tho Sanok region were attacked by
The siege of Przemysl, which we
suspended during the period of the
Austro-German offensive, has been
MASSING NEAR DUE SLA U.
Puultlves lleport e.erlilnu Concen
tration In SlleslH.
.Special Cable Hespatch tn Tiiu Si s
I.o.vpon-, Nov. 12. It Is reported to-
j night from Petrograd thut an Austrian
..army retreating In Ga.lc.a has been
v...ikmv .'v..,.-, .. im.f ...inii.u ... tiii.- ..im
must surreniier or accept battle.
l Hi. niipuuniiiuil lli'l in Dial llie nil- ,. ... , , t
perilled lorco Is the command of Gen. !mn" was "''"B rlllcs nml "r(lers thnt
Dankl, which retreated up tho Vistula the beach should be patrolled to guard
from Ivangorod and New- Alexandria against ejernians who might come und
after the collapse of the Austro-Ger- i ,0 rllt , cai,ie am destroy the
man Invasion of Poland. Instejul of co. I , , . .. oi i,.. ..
operating with the Germans In a wlln. wlr'lm ,a,,on- hln',ore lu'r ,n
drawal toward Cracow and Czenstach-1 formed the Islands thut a German
ova the Austrinns appear to have fol- j cruiser was on the way toward them,
lowed their own course- in an attempt . but exCPpt for one of the cablo operat
ic withdraw rapidly across w.-stern Oa- , nnt t, , wer H(,arch.
llcla nnd escape through the passes of " ""h -
the Carpathians Into Hungary. lights nt sea one night toward the end
The news Is partial confirmation of I if August nothing came of this report,
tho report traiiMiiltted by correspond- j The Hmden, with four filnnels tho
ents In Petrograd tiiat . there was a fourln ouvimlf(y merely a painted can
quarrel between Gen. Dankl and the ' , , ,. , ,
German commander. Gen. von Hlnden- I vos dummy arrived at full speed at the
burg, due to tho reported callousness of entrance of the lngoon nt 6 o'clock Mon
the Germans In forcing the Austrinns I ,ny morning. She Hew no Hag, and this
to accept the perils and hardships of f , ll?,,tnPI. wltU dummy funnel,
a renr guard whllo the Germans them- , ., , , , ....
selves conserved men and gained time "'"'' """P'O" ' the cable
by acting na advance guards In the re- stuff.
, Tho Mill Jeill'a correspondent at
! (-.., , Innfnu ffmi ItitrtUi (lint
1 '"K'tlvPH from Hreslaii are causing ex-
' cltement by their reports of tho ad -
' vanco ot ino iiussian armies, i no lugi-
fives state thnt
' south of Hresla
mo uermans are eon-
nnnles to tho east and
Hreslau to offer battle In the
! nwn lipid,
' 1 " ' '
I A few days ago. the correspondent
learns, tho Knlser spent seven hours
In Hreslau, calming the Inhabitants and i work went on as usual In tho cable of
promlslng them that tho Husslan urmy j nco until tho Germnna riiBhed In, nnd a
would bo crushed. Keneral call for help was sent out Just
Many frevth troops composed of ro- jeforo the wireless station was blown up.
crults and reserves ure arriving at Hres-i The, Germans wero most civil, but
'" put the otnlT under armed guards while
Tho (light of the civilians of Silesia i tl, instruments wero destroyed. Thero
to Saxony and Brandenburg Is increaa-! was no brutality or pillaging. Mean
ing considerably. I whllo the crew of the launch grappled
In the absence of definite news military f t, ,,, ,mt fll0ll t0 ollt them.
supposed to number from 150,000 to 200,
000, iKis been enveloped nomewher bo
Ittv..,.n th.. VIhMiIii nn,l the en run thin tin n
tween the Vistula and the Carpathians at
a point south of a lino drawn between
Tarnow nnd Hzeszow. Mennwhllo a third
Itiisslnn army, marclilng westward from
Jnrosl.iv, has recnptuied Hzeszow,
There Is morn than Husslan news to
Indicate that tho Austrian strength In
Gnllcla has gone tn pieces. In an ofllcl.il
statement by tho Austrian General Staff
It Is admitted that the Aiwtrlans retired
voluntarily before a Husslan attack In
central (lallcla and that the Husslans
have again surrounded Przemysl, Tho
Austrian Government locates the Russia
advance guard In tho region of the lower
As regards the campaign In Kast Prus
sla the statements Issued by the Ger
man nnd Husslan General Staffs are con
flicting, but thero Is no denial made by the
Germans that the Russians occupy some
Conlfntirrf on Third Page.
CUM. K. MATTHKH'H 4E8KB.
Now 21 a. :iiu St. Compltti omca outfltttr,
GERMANS ARE DRIVEN BACK;
INVADERS HOLD ONL Y ONE
POINT WEST OF THE YSER
I The most Important movement on
Yser, In the nelRhborliooii of Ulxinuue. tho lierman oniciai statement says mat
the eierman troops succeeded in driving the Allied forces across the river all
along the line and that the Yser was cleared of French and Ilrlt.sh entirely to
the North Sea. Tho statement also snys that fnvorablu progress has been mado
south of Plxmude and that prisoners and guns have been captured. The French
official communication Inst night says that the Germans attempted to cross
tho river from Dixmude by a night attack and that they were repulsed. Tho
French took the offensive and threw the Hermans back at every point except !
at 0110 place, where they still occupy two or threo hundred meters on the loft '
Ashore tn Just 80 Minutes
Australian Cruiser Kept Out of Ranjre and Simply Shot
Antagonist to Pieces Was Hit by Only
pet ial ( able Despatch to Tiir. 8c.
London', Nov. 13. The Daily Chron
frlr'.t correspondent at Keeling, In tho
Cocos Islands. Frederick Poltock, who
was an eye witness of the destruction of
the German erulser Kmden by the Aus
trnlian cruiser S.wlncy last Monday
morning, sends a detailed account of the
affair under date of Thursday.
The Islands are Inhabited only by
Malays, except for the staff of the East
ern Telegraph Company's cable und
wireless station on Direction Island, one
of the group, and thn descendants of
in rviiniea iiluw. Kcottlsh naval of-
...... ..., ..',.,! ,n tb Islands
fnnni r.,1 n Ine of "uncrowned kings
some ninety years ngo.
Littlo news of the wnr reached the
Islands except ofllc.a. bulletins, which
w'crc reiayeu tnroiign ipe caum mauou
T"l, o ritmnr th:if tbn cnliln mm.
i. nine uHirniiirii im r-----i
riio cniisor ImmodlntPly lowered on
armored launch and two bouts, nnd
! landed tiir.- otllcers nnd forty men.
i runy armeu unu eumppeu wun iuin
.Maxim guns, ine ijcrinun.i rumn-u iu
the enblo station, expelled the uperutors,
smashed tho Instruments, exmllscateel the
weapons of the staff and put armed
guards' In aU th, buildings.
in suite of tho excitement outside,
a . rrt l.lnt,...! ..inriiu I linn uiorn niltfr 1 1 fi
111" rii-nii rtv. .
The Kmden's siren blew at 9 o'clock
nnd the Germans on shoro hurried to
the boats, but the Kmden started. Im
mediately, leaving the boats behind.
The appenrance of 11 warship to the
eastward coming ut full speed In pur
suit explained the depirtnre. This ship
turned out to to the Sydney.
The Kmden tired the first shot nt a
range of about 3,700 yurds whllo steam
ing north at her highest speed. The
Kmden's tiring at first seemed excedlent
nnd tho Sydney's rather erratic. It was
learned afterward that the latter was
due tn the fact that the Sydney's range-
tinder hud been put out nf action by ono
of the two shuts the Kmden got home,
Kmden Set nil I'lre.
The Sydney's gunners soon overcame
thn dllllcu'.tles caused by tho smashing
of the rangellnder and before long twn
of the Emrton's funnels had been shot
away. Her i&st was lost at the begin
the western hattlefront Is along tho '
Hng of the light. The cruisers disap
peared over the horizon, both firing
their big guns. The Kmden was atlre
The lnndlng party, which had started
out for the Kmden, returned to shore
nnd lined up on the shore of the lagoon,
evidently ready to light If the Sydney
sent men ashure, but, both cruisers
having dlsappi-urcd, the Germans ut
6 o'clock In the evening embarked on
the old schooner Ayesha, belonging to
Mr. Hoss, the present "uncrowned king"
of flio Island, took clothes nnd stores
and salK-d. They have not been seen vance at tho points mentioned in Ilel-f,lnre-
glum, although they havo attacked
Sydney returned the next morn-
'"K "'"1 'infhori'il at 8;-)5 oclock. From
iici:ounts given ny the crew it seems
.... o...i.... i.i.i. u..
...... - . i.ciiih i"- i-i'-ii.-i, ncin
out of range of the Kmden's guns, bom-
I bardlng her with heavier artillery. Tho
Island, a complete wreck.
The Emden fired two effective shells.
One smashed the main range finder of
the Sydney anil killed one miin, without
exploding. The other killed three and
wounded fourteen. Hoth cruisers at
tempted to ue torpedos, but failed. The
Sydney steamed nt the rate of twenty
six knots dining the light; the Kmden
at the rato of twenty-four knots,
The e-olller Hursk, which had been In
attendance on the Kmden, was sunk
after the engagement. The Sydney left
nt 11 o'clock Tuesday morning to search
for survivors of the Kmden and tlnnlly
departed on Wednesday with wounded
Hear the Knrlsrnlit. Is Cornered
Special Cable Hepatch to Tub Si".
IjONPO.v, Nov. 12. It Is rumored In
shipping circles and In Iho Insurance
market that the German cruiser Karls
ruhe has been cornered,
ROBERTS GOING TO FRONT.
Yeternu In to Vny A'lull tn Troops In
Special Cablt Venpalch to Tun Six.
London, Nuv. 12. Field Marshal Karl
noberts Is going to France to visit the
commanders and the troops.
AUTOS TABOO ON STEAMSHIPS.
Fear of Si-lmre by llrllUll Millies
Lines llefiise Tliciu,
Fearing the possibility of capture by
Kngllsh cruisers patrolling the Atlantic a
majority of the steamship lines here con
trolling the Italian trade have refused
to accept nutomoblles for shipment nt
nny price to neutral countries, according
to an announcement by ofTlclnls of the
American Kxprcss Company yesterday af
ternoon. Among thoso affected In this
way are the Ganz Line and the American
Knlser Pears Loss of I'nlnee.
Special Coble Dehpatch to Till! Sis.
1iNDoN, Nov. 13. A Geneva despatch
to the Dally Kriirrss says the Kalse",
fearing the confiscation of his Achillean
palace at Corfu If Greece Joins the Al
lies, bus offered to toll It to a Swiss hotil
syndicate at a low price.
Knlser's Muatitf lie Less Wnrlllir,
Special Cable Despatch to Tint Si'N.
London, Nov. 12. -The .Sfnmlitni prints
a despatch ftom Copenhagen saying that
the Kaiser has clipped ofT the upstanding
ends of his mustache. This, It says, robs
him of most of his aggressive, martial ap
penrance and makes hhu seem even de
pressed. (IIIKIIN HTIIIPK SCOTCH
ANDIIEW UHHKH & CO., Kdlnburth.
Aik for tho lll.ck Dottle With thoUretn Strip
Kaiser's Army Fails, Paris
Says, in Advance From
HUT QUICKLY 1'HTAKEX
British Forces Ifepulsc At
tack to the Hast of
BATTLE IX NOIJTII
IS IIAGIXG FIERCELY
Official IJenort of Germans
Says Attack on Ypres Is
IN OSTEND AGAIN
Special Cable Hetpalch tn Tilt Scv.
ItOTTKHDAM, NuV. 1-. People!
crossing the frontier re-port they
lmvp seen forces of tho Allies outer
Special Cable letpatch to Tiir. Srs.
i Pauis, Nov. 12. Thn Germans at
! temiited on Wednesday night and yes
i terday to swarm across the Hlver Ys r
1 nnd beat back the Allies from Nleu-
port lo Ypres. They Wero repulsed to
the tight bank nt every point except
one, pri'sumahly lietween Olxniude and
Yires, where they held last night about
250 ynrds of the left bank.
The Government In Its reports of the
last two daya lighting frankly admits
the sticcchs of tho Germ ins In throw
ing n detachment across the Yser fol
lowing their occupation of Olxniude, hut
plainly Indicates that the Allies have
suffered no Important reverse nnd that
the Allies' lino bars the way to Dun
kirk nnd Calais as determinedly as ever.
The capture of Ulxmude and the cross
ing of the Yr at one point appear to
be merely new- lluctuatlons of the bat
tle. The GeTmuns had cntln ly crossed
the Yser once before, only to bo driven
back, and both Allies and Germans have
held Dlxmudo more than onco In the
desperate conlllct of the last four weeks.
Tho essential point of tho day's re
ports Is that the Germans hiivn not
, w.n nbl,. to nrolit by their slight ad-
fiercely night and day. The Allies could
, m)t j,e dlKlodged from their stronghold
, ,u Ypres and continue a resolute dc
, 1 .. ..
fence east oi rnieiuieres.
THROWN HACK OVER YSER
CierniHiis Hold Only One Point nu
Special Cable Ueepatch to Tin Srx.
Pauis, Nov. 12. Tho Government re
port to-night contained an admission
that a force of Germans now holds a
short line on the left bank of the Yser,
but that a general en'ort by tho Ger
mans to capture the left bank was re
pulsed. The attack was made on
Wednesday night. The indication is
that the uttack, as a whole, failed, Th
allied line made further advances at
the old centre to-day while establish
ing their hold on positions newly taken,
The text of the report. Issued at 10:35
P. M was ns follows:
On the north the enemy tried to
debouch from Dlxmude by a night
attack on all our positions and was
We hnve taken the off n.nvn
ngaln ngalnst the enemy, who hud
crossed the Yser, and have thrown
him luck at every point exc pt nt
one place, where he still occupies
two or three hundred meters on tho
At the centre we have gained
some ground In the region of Tracy
le Val, northeast of tho forest of
In the Argnnne very serious nt
tncks of the Germans have resulted
The report of the afternoon stated
that the battle In tho nprth continues
to bo Indecisive, with attacks by th
Germans nnd minuter attacks by the
Allies not changing materially ttie bat
tle front ns it has existed for several
days. Near Armentlcns tho llritlsh
repulsed the Prussian Guard, In thn
old centre the Allies advanced after
hand to blind lighting. At the east of
the Hue there have been no importunt
operations, Tho report was Issued nt
3 P. M., and was as follows:
On our left wing tho fighting
Mill continues with the tame vio
lence and persistence with alternate
advances and retirements without
marked importance. Speaking
brindly, tho battle front has not
varied greatly since November 10.
In the evening of yesterday It ex
tended along the line from Lorn
b.ieruyde to Nleuport; along tho
ranal from Nleuport to Ypres; in
front of Ypres, In tho region nf
X.ouneke, and to the cast of Ar
menttercs. There has been no change In the
positions held by the Hrltlsli nrmv.
which repulsed the attacks' of the
em my, and particularly an offen
sive movement undertaken by de
tachments of the Prussian Guard,
From tho ennal of La Hassee to
tho Wver Olso thero havo been
In the region or tlyr IUvr Alsno,