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THE SUN, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1914.
TOLD BY WIRELESS
Gall Sent Oni by Operator on
Cocos iRlnnd Warned Aus
SYDNKY QUICK TO RESPOND
Wtdnkt, Nov, 13. The Melbourne man
nger of the Eastern Telegraph Company's
cable extension tins made ths following
"Tho staff :it Cocos Inland were nwnro
that hey mre under the protection of tho
Admlra'ty, nlthough worships nre seldom
seen In that vicinity. Recently, however,
the fnct became apparent thnt protection
hail been withdrawn, because wireless
messages were not answered. We had nn
Idea that this was part nf a large strategic
scheme, nnd consequently no unecaslncs
win felt until a foreign warship was seen i
bearing down upon the Island. There Is n .
lagoon on the north aide, which provides
an approach only for small boats. Large j
Irregularity of tho channel and the dan
"Tho Oirm.in cruiser Hmdcn stood off
ibout two or three in leu fioni f horo, and,
a already nnnoun'ed, forty men were
snt nnhore A nonu there was no
doubt that the station vr.ia menaced by a
foreign warship tho wirelew station des
paWhed the Mgneils 'S J H Okxm.' Them
were constantly repeated, and It ivwim
the miny call were picked up by Che
Australian cruiser Sydney.
"A remarkable feiiturv Is that thn
Bmdcn, which imtMt have known that
distress FiRii.tls were being sent, did not
drop a sli' l! a-n vhn approached with 11
view to dismantling the wlrele.a mast
"While the distress Menalu wore being
sent out a rush tntwign wes sent by cable
to the navy ofllce tn Melbourne, which
certainly aotrtl very promptly on tho In
form itlon (riven.
"As eoon as the landing party had
stepped ashore they proceeded to search
for the cable and began to put It out
of action, bir ,ib the r-sult of long ex
perience the l-Iastem Telegraph Company
has been ablo to baffle raiders to some
extent, and special precautions, which of
course cannot bo Indicated, were taken
In this case.
"While the party were encaged In
amaKhMic the Instruments the Sydney
was seen npproat hlng, iind the men took !
to their boats to rejoin the cruiser. Hut
the Kmden's captain apparently decided
It ds too risky to wait to pick them
up. nnd moved off to the open sea.
Tho l,intc urt. ! ft behind, re
turned to shore nnd remained while tho
right lasted. They stayed until night, i
when they selrcd the schooner Ayesh.i, of
about forty tons. Iv-loiiging to Mr. Ho-n,
owner of the Island, and sailed nwny.
"The actual tight between the Sydney
and the Kmden took place within sight
of the cable staff.
"Hcfore having In the commandeered
schooner tho (lerman landing party made
sure of a substantial food supply, but this
la tiot likely no embarrass the cable stuff,
a ("apt. von .Muller whh K-on-Jdcrato
enough to tinier that the condenser and
refrigerator should bo spared."
FLED ON LEAKY VESSEL
Fnrt7-4hrer .lien Priini Kniilrn ot
Vet Clenr of llsnuer,
Special Cable HetpatcK In Tmk Soi
London. Nov. 13 A telegram from
Keeling, Cocos IslnndB, predlrts a bad
time for the three ofllcers and forty men
of the cruiser Kmden who got away on
the old schooner Ayrsha, as that vessel
makes four feet of water a day nnd her
pumps are deranged.
When the Hmden appeared off the Is!
and she landed three otllcors and forty
men to destroy the wireless station and
rut the cable. While thev were riolnir this
the Australian cruiser Sydney appeared I
and tho light between her nnd the Km- 1
den started. The two vessels disappeared
over the horizon nnd the forty-three men
got away on the Ayeslu.
ENVER PASHA ESCAPES BOMB.
Five nntcrrs Iteporled Killed In
ny p. av. iii"..vm:t.
fpreial Correepnndent nf the London "Rally
fipeclat Cable Uetvatch to Tns Sex.
PrTnooRAP. Nov 13. A despatch from
Hucha-rent s.iy there has been a revolt
of the Constantinople and Adrlanoplo
garrisons. Five (lurnian officers were
ktlled by a bomb in the palace of Knver
Pahha, the Minister of War. Knver
Pasha, hlmi-clf wis unhurt. A letter
which was found declared tlmt the Immb
was meant for the man who sold Turkey
MASONS PLEAD GERMAN CAUSE.
.Special CaNe Petpatrh to Tnr. flcv.
Bkri.in, l.-i Paris, Nov. 13. The 1er.
man Freemasons, who have been hostilo
to Franco since the war of 1S70, have un
dertaken ii campaign In the lodges of
neutral countries in favor of tho Herman
cause. 1 1 1 Kit otllcers or tlie rierman JIa-
sonic fraternity am visiting Holland. Itu-,
mania, the I'nlted States and South Amrr-1
leu, wnrrii ini'y lire MmniiiK lli.ii
Kaiser was obliged to undertake tho war.
They nlso declare that If loIenee has
been committed by the Germans It was
only In response' to violence on tho part
nf the others.
The delegates state that all the Kings
of Prussia from Frederick the Great to
Frederick HI. have, been Masons and the
protectors of Masonry.
MAY SHIP SECOND GRADE SUGAR.
Britain Will VSot Interfere With
Mtliiucnt Prom 4?nln.
Special Cable Vetpatch to Tun Scs.
Havana, Nov. 13 Cuba has intcerened.
In obtnlnlng from thn Hrltlsli Government
the exemption of second grade sugar,
known iih musoavado, from tin general
embargo plooed by that lyiuutry on sugar
by declaring 11 conditional coutnih.ind of
PRINCE FREDERICK AT OSTEND.
la Brother of Prlnt'r Prnnrla, Cap
ttirrd nn the llmtlen.
Special Cable Detpatch to Tsk Set,
rms, Nov, 13. Prince Frederick of
Iloheniollern, brother ot Prince Kranols,
who was made prisoner after the destruc
tion of the Kmden, Is at Ostein!. Prince
Trederlck'n slater Is thn wlfn of the exiled
King Manuel of Portugal.
KAISER MOVES TO COBLENZ.
Imprrlnl I'nnilly Parly tn
f.unrded by 'Zeppelins,
Tun IIaopk, Nov. 13, It was reported
Ti're to-dnv that the Kaiser hns moved his
headquarters from Krepch to German
oil and Is now at Coblenz, on the Rhine.
According to the reporlf two Zt-ppellns,
armed with nnchltie guns, circle con
tinually over the Imperial headquarters.
The reports ndd that the Kmperor has
levited hla sons, Including the Crown
Prince and his daughters-in-law, to visit
him at CobUni.
British Casualties Are
Now Estimated at 57,000
Promicv Asquilh Gives Figures in Answer to Question
Riiised in Commons as to Killed, AVouuded
TJ1KE10 SONS OK NOBLEMEN SLAIN RECENTLY
London, Nov. 13. Announcement was
made to-day of tho death In action of
Lord llernaid Chariot (lordon-I.f nnox, u
Major In the (Irctiadlcr (luards nnd the
third r.oti of Him Duke of Itlchmolid and
llordon. Ho whs educated at I'ton and
Sandhurst and served In South Africa nnd
The Hon. William Cirorge Sydney Cadn
Kan, third son uf the 13url of Cadog.tn, lias
been killed In ncttin. according to a cas
ualty list published to-night. He was a
Major In the Tenth lluaat and served
In South Africa In 1900. He was nn
eiplerry to tho I'rlncn of Wales. Ho ac
companied King (leorge (then the. I'rlnce
of Wales) as alde-de-iamp during the hit
ter'n tour of India In li'O.'.-t!.
Capl Ileauchamp Oswald Duff nf the
Klrst King's Own (lurkha Miles has been
killed In action. Capt. Duff wna n sou jf
(Jen. Sir lUnuehamp Duff, secretary of the
military department of the India Olllce
and former Chief of Staff In India.
Capt. the Hon. lMvvnrd Wyndham of
tho Life Ouards, brother of Uanon I.rcon
Held, Is among the wounded In to-nlghl'n
Premier Asqulth, speaking In -the House
nf Commons to-day In reply to a question
by lMwn.nl T. John, mi'tnber for Uast
IVnblglmhlre, snld that the total British
casualties in killed, wounded and minting
of nil ranks were approximately 67,000
men up to October 31. The 1'remler said
thnt ho was not In n. position to estlmato
the losses of the Allied Powers or of tho
Mr. John also nsked Information regard
ing the (lovernment'a proposals ns to the
tlnal conditions of peace, the effective
establishment nf International law, tho
cessation of competitive military expendi
tures and some otffer matters. For nn
swers to these other questions the Premier
referred tho member to hla recent
It Is estimated that tho nrltlh nrmy
on the battlo line now numbers nbout 300.
000 men. The cnunltles of 67,000 added
to this figure mak i ,1T,7,000, of which one
In rxery eeven hns been Killed, wounded
or taken prisoner. On this basis the
Kreneh casualties, with their army now
numbering about 3.noo,00ti, would bo 670.
000. Tho proportion of (lermnn losses
to number of men Is estimated at about
onn and u half Union that of the l-v. enoli
or llrltlsh. Presuming that the (lermnn
WAR BILL $182,154,504
Credit Aiiflinrized TmHcntos
Decrensp of $1,000,000 a
Dny in Kxpcnsps.
Special Calte Petpatrti tn Tnr Sr.
nor.pr.At'r. Nov. 13 A supplementary
credit of 91O.772.r.:0 francs ( H!. 154, 504)
for extraordinary expenditures for the
month of November was authorized to
day. This Indicates a dally avernite of
the cost of the war of n little over
Jii.ffOO.OOO, which la 1, 000,000 less
ii day than the average for the first three
months of the war. The same authoriza
tion gives the navy an extraordinary
credit of 4,275,000 francs ($$56,0001.
Of the sum authorize! the Oovern-
ment will spend 113.000.000 Immediately
for repairs to me rimroane mane neces
sary by the wear and tear Incident to
the transportation of troops and $1,31 4,
000 has been set aside for the relief of
Among the supplementary expenses are
Indemnities granted to officials who fol
lowed the Government to Ilordeativ The
State pis for their lodgings. The highest
clerks are nllowed 15 francs ($3) a dy
and other clerks get an allowanco of
from 6 to 10 frnncs (11.20 to I!) dally,
while attendants are allowed 3 francs
(00 cents) a day.
Functionaries who earn less than 12,
000 frnncs ($2,100) nnnu.illy nre granted
an extra allowance, owing to tho high
cost of living. This was fixed at 3
franca (60 cents) a day for September.
The coat of living apparently grow
cheaper after that month as tho Allow
ance has been reduced to 1 franc 60 cen
times (30 cents) a day.
ENGLISH BUY $12,990,000 GOLD.
Hope Tltislnrsa Will .lump .After tlr-
trnrtlun of the Kniilen,
Special Cable Dmpatch to Tun flcs.
London, Nov. 13. The Rank of Kng
land purchased to-dny C2.4S1.000 ($12,
405,000) In eagles nnd fU7,000 ($385,000)
In bar gold,
Sliver was dull at 22'id.
Merchants generally hops that the d
rtrnctlon of tho (lermnn cruiser Kmden
will stimulate business ivlth the J'an
BRYAN LEARNS OF CHARGES.
Will ArreM Proof nf Month Amr
lenn JVrntrnllty Vlnlntlnns.
Wasiiinoton. Nov. 13. The personal
attention of Secretary llryan was dl -
rected to-day to the action of the Hrltlsh
and l-rencn Governments In suggesting!
that the United Stntca tiao Ha friendly I
Influence with the Colombian and Kcua-
dorian Governments with n view to bring-
lug about a more rigoroui Indorsement
of the neutrality of those countries. Hav
ing ho recently returned to Washington
from u prolonged abhence, Mr. Ilrynn was
not aware until to-day of Just what had
taken place In this matter.
It became known that Secretary Bryan
shuies the view of other officials that In
the present status of the nsn as presented
by France nnd Great Britain It la not t eral mnnager of the Great Kastern Ball
nccoMary or advisable thnt the United ' way, saying he had been received by his
.States take any ttcpa In thn matter at
I'nless the nrltlsh nnd Kreneh Govern
ments persist In their tequcst and sup
port It with conclusive evidence In sup
port or tneir charges tins Government will
tako the stand thnt the situation requires
no discusHlon of the subject with tho
Houth American Governments.
RUSSIA LOSES BIG REVENUE.
Coals t,r,nn,nno,ooo Ituhli- to Mop
tlie iilr of llrnndy.
The German press bureau In New York
gnve out thn Mowing statement yester
day: "The llrrllncr TaprbUitt prlntt thn
lollowlng analysis of Hin-nla's llnnnclal
comlltlon, onn of tho moat slgulllcant
Iolnts being the estimated loss of bill
ion Jid a half rubles In the revenues
of the nation an a result of the ttop
ping of the Hilo of brandy;
" 'Ah N known, the Huslan budget,
whoso revenues, are estimated nt 3.572,
000,000 rubles. Is based to a largo extent
on the sale of brandy, which furn'Klwd
almntit 1,500,000,000 rublts to the State
during the year. Hut hIiico the sale of
brandy wits Immediately forbidden at the
beginning of the wnr by the Russian Gov
ernment for military reasons this tource
of Income oeaaes to flow,"
nrmy In Prance and llelglum la near tho
3,000,000 II i? lire., their lossa ivro nbout
one In every 4, or a total of about "BO,
000. On the ltusslnn and Austrian fron
tiers their firmles are Hmaller and the
proportion of casualties la probably less.
80,045 PRISONERS IN AUSTRIA.
llnentj-'a Wounded unit Cnntlrra Arr
Very 'Well Trenteil.
London, Nov. 13. neuter's Amsterdam
correspondent forwards a despatch from
Vienna stating tnat 731 otllcors nnd 73,314
men nre prisoners of war In Austrian con
The despatch says that the enemy's
wounded nre treated tho same as the Aus
trian wounded, thnt captured officers are
Interned In cartle.s nnd great private
nouses nmi the other prisoners In great
2,000,000 TROOPS FOR BRITAIN.
Ilniclnnri Ilipectn Another Million
-Men to Do Their lloty.
Lonpon, Nov. 13. A bill was Intro
duced In the House of Commons to-day
providing for another million men for the
llrltlsh army, to be raised before March
i 31. This Urlngs the total of the army, not
including the territorials, to J, US, (00
officers nnd men.
CLAIMS 12,000,000 FIGHTERS.
Rrrmnn Rxprrt neelnres Lnrsrer
Ilnlf nf Armr to Come.
The Herman press bureau In New Tork
gave out tho following statement yester
"Germany can put 11.000.000 fighting
men between the ages of 17 nnd 45 In the
. field, according to Oeorge A. Haumann. an
j officer In the Landwehr. who compiled the
louowing tnmnnlion from official sources
Active, reserve end Land
wehr field army. ... 4.(,0fl
. New formation, now In
' ilflrt . ' .. . (WI.C0
sn.t realty for nervlce . 1,330,000
ty drawn formations J.090.00O
. I.sndntriim, third reaerve,
not trained . ... 5,50(1. 600
HOW RAILWAYS MET
CRISIS IN ENGLAND
Taken Over by Oovcriimpnt,
Tlioy HiimUpd I5i-r Tasks
Special CabU PetpatcK to Tna OrN.
Ixinpon, Nov. 13. The American
Luncheon Club entertained to-day the
executive committee which has been man
aging Kngltsh railways since the Govern
ment took over control of these proper
ties at tho beginning of the war. Mr.
Page, the American Ambassador, had an
nounced his Intention of being present,
but at the Inst moment sent a declina
tion, as he did In the case of the l,ord
Mayor's banquet, when the excuse was
given that he nas suffering from nerve
trouble In hla foot.
H. A. Walker, general manager of the
London and Southwestern, who Is chair-
nun of tho executive committee, ex
plained thnt under the act of 1871 the
Government was empowered to take over
all the railways which nro needed In
war and other emergencies. Dut It was
not until 1012, that serious attention was
paid to the act. At that time Viscount
Huxton who was president of the Iloard
of Trade, called a meeting of the general
managers of the various lines nnd or
ganized an executive committee, but It was
not until May, 1313, that this Udy be
gan to hold regular meetings nnd discuss
the details of transportation problems In
time or war. These meetings were con
tlnued. nnd finally, when wnr was do
dared, the Government took over control
or the roads,
The Speaker snld that under the law
of 1S71 the compensation to be paid by
the Government to tho railroads was not
fixed, but the Government was liable to
claims In tho event of loss. Hence a situ
ation aroso whereby the Government
would nave to pay louses without re
ceiving any profits. This was unsatls
rnctory to both the Government nlid the
railways. It was therefore arranged that
the iiovernment should guarantee the
railroads that the reerlpte during the
umo tney were under State control shou
equal those obtained by them during Pro
portlonato periods of 1913. How that nr.
rangement would work out, Mr, Walker
said, remained to bo seen.
Mr. Walker said he was naturally nroud
nf tho harmony whereby the executive
committee nan worked In the face
extreme difficulties. After the moblllza-
tlon the Government gave tho railways
sixty hours In which to transport troops
' In 300 ppeclal trains to given points. The
, whole Job ' was accomplished In forty,
, eight hours.
His own railroad, said Mr. Walker,
had handled nt the dock ni Knnthnmn.
, ton eoventy-flve special troop trains In one
day. These trains came from everv rirt
1 of the kingdom and were scheduled to
arrive nt twelve minute Intervals. Hvery
train Kepi to its scneiluie to the minute,
yet In that twelve mlnuto Interval each
preceding train detrained troops, horses,
ftc, and got out of the wny for the suc
Mr. Walker paid a warm tribute to
i Henry W. Thornton, the American ren-
colleagues In that spirit of friendliness
which dominated Knijllsh nnd American
Jlr. Thornton mado a speech In which
he said that In his experience In handling
conventions In tho I'nlted Mates he had
(never seen sueh elllclent organisation nnd
spirit of patriotic cooprrutlon ns when
the railways of Kngland were suddenly
called on to handle ono of the biggest
transportation problems In the world.
1,000 AMERICANS RETURNING.
Danish Strnmslilp Tnkra tlsnnl ftnntn
ThroiiR-li .Vortli fien.
Corr.NHAnjiV, via London, Nov, 13,.
The Danish steamship Helllg Olav sailed
for Now York on Wednewday, with per
mission of tho llrltlsh Admiralty to tnko
thn usual route. Tho liner carried 1,000
The Krederlk VIII. has arrived from
11. C. Prick Gives t lO.OOO.
PiTTHiumo, Nov. IS, II. C. Krlck hns
given $10,000 to thn Belgian Relief Fund,
The Announcement Is made on the anni
versary of the nttempt mndo on Frlek's
life by Alexander Rcrkman, who, by coin
cidence, spoke here to-night.
SAYS GERMANS CAVE
AID IN RELIEF WORK
Jnrvis K. Roll of American Com
mittee Tolls of Distribution
of Food in Belgium.
ENTIRE NATION IS HUNGRY
Lonoon, Nov. 18. Jarvla R. Bell of
New York, n member of the American
Commission for Belief lr Belgium, In
describing conditions there said:
Nothing that has been written could
exaggerate the misery of Belgium."
Mr. Hell and the other American re
lief workers drove for miles through de
serted ileitis made Into cemeteries with
stakes for tombstones, a soldier's coat or
helmet sometimes placed on the stake.
Women. nd children ran In fear Into the
ruins of their homes when the Americans
.t.llNMM.,,1 .. .,lln. .1.-, ll.Al, I
lll'1'lu.it.lll.l. . . Illlft7 IllAllllb III .III.
coming meant more death and destruc-lof
tlon. Their faces were drawn and lined.
They cannot smllo at the struggle for
In many districts. Mr. Belt said, the
peasants have no homo In which to sleep,
no seed to sow, no Implements with which
to work, no means of getting any product I
to a market and no heart to struggle'
against ino impossiiye.
This cannot he attributed tn lack of
courage on tho part of the civilian popu
lation or to Inhumanity on tho part of the
conqueror. Mr. Hell added. It la a m-
ply war up to date, civilized. Christian
The American relief ship Coblenz, Mr.
Hell went on. with 1,000 tons of food
reached Rotterdam from
London at 3
o'clock Sunday morning,
The rigid rules against working on Sun-
tn. ,.. ....nn.,:!..! I . 1....V. 1 1. ri.ll.t.
Government and the labor unions ar.d on I
Monday morning eight bargea towed by
four express tugs left Rotterdam for
Brussels with supplies.
A large printed notice on each bargo
announced that the cargo was tent by the
American commission to the American
Minister to Belgium. A copy of the
proclamation Issued by Gen. von der Goltz,
(lermnn Military Governor of Belgium,
Instructing all German officials to give
safe conduct and asslstnnce to the Amer
ican relief workers was posted on the
captain's door In each barge. Hach of
the Dutch bargemen carried a safe con
duct to Brussels nnd return.
Mr. Bell, with St. M, Langhorne. secre
tary of the American Legation at Brus
rcls, nnd Mr. Wymaii, an American real
dent, followed the barges in an nujomo
hlle. There was no delay anywhere on
the route. The German arrangements for
getting the cargo through expeditiously
were perfect, the sealed hntchea of tho
barges never being opened,
After describing the thankfulness of the
peasant population lining the banks of the
canal when they learned that the barges
contained food for tna Belgians Mr Bell
told of notifying Brand Whltlock, the
American Minister nt Brussels, of the ar
rival of tho cargo and the entliU3lasni
with which the populntlon received tho
Th Germans, he said, treated the
American commissioners with tho greatest
csurtesy throughout nnd are now clearing
the waterfronts of the towns to mak
easier the handling of tho supplies. Fur
thermore, he said, the Germans have
promised to have the waterway to Llega
cleared by .November 17. Liege Is now
hard to reach with cargoes.
Mr. Bell will return to Rotterdam to
morrow to continue his relief work.
SAYS GERMANY WILL AID.
Von Brrnstorft Asserts Belgian Be
lief Plnn Alremlj- la I'nrmlnt,
Count von Bcrnstorff, the Oerman Am
bassador, replying last night to the criti
cisms of his country's attitude toward the
Belgian people, said that, Ocrmuny has
never Intended that these unfortunates
shall depend upon neutrnl countries for
relief, ar.d announced thnt a scheme Is
nlready under way for the German Gov
ernment to cooperate In relief work. He
"After several days conference with
Secretary of Stnto Bryan to devise the
Ik st possible means for the harmonious
execution of relief work In Belgium be
tween American organizations and the
German Government a plnn Is being consld
ei.d for the nppolntment of a commission
by President Wilson to cooperate with
Jerman officials In Belgium for general
"I have communicated to my Govern-
mit the suggestions put forward by the
United States and undoubtedly a satis
factory arrangement will soon be mndo,
At no ttmo has the German Government
Intended to Ignore the distress of the Bel
gian p-op! Any suggestions to this
effnet nre ludicrous in the extreme. With
the effoo-ts of the American relief com
mittees lre hearty cooperation will be
afforded, not through German lied Cross
nld, but through the anting olllr.lnls of the
German Government now In Belgium."
It was learned last night that there In
an Impression In Washington that Hugh
Wallace w-lll bo selected by ITesIdent
Wilson ia tho man to devise a method of
bringing iilxiut the cooperation to which
thn Ambassador refers. ,
MAY NOT QUIT ANTWERP.
Kven (irrmnnH Are nir nefnsed
Prrmllon tn I.rnvr,
Special CabU Detpateh to Tnu 8cv
Lonpon, Nov, 13. It Is understood In
Amsterdam that a proclamation has ben
Issued In Antwerp forbidding any person,
even a German, from leaving the city.
Amsterdam hears that the Germans are
completing the ruin of Belgium. They
aro ransacking all factories which they
aro not operating and hnve sent every.
thing from raw stock to finished articles
to Germany by the trnlnload.
RELIEF SHOW SUCCEEDS.
Lyrenm Un tertntlimcnt Add About
n.OOO to Ilrltlah Knnil.
The benefit matinee at the Lyceum
Theatre yesterday afternoon, arrang'ed by
Mrs. Oliver G. Herford for tho Hritlsh
War Itellof Association, was a pleasing
success, both financially and artistically.
The box office rerclpts were more than
2,fi00 and about D0O more was added to
tho relief fund through the snle of flowers,
randy and other articles, which had been
Tho large audience saw n performance
that was unusual for Its excellence, even
for a benefit performance. Many notables
among actors and singers took part. Bpo
clal Interest centred In n comedy In one
act by Clare Kummcr, called "What Do
i You Know About Thnt?" which was pre
sent by an an star cast; "Gruesome
Grange," described on the programme as
"A liloodcurdllng Melodrama by Anthony
Hope. Comyna Carr and Rohert
Marshall," which was played hy a cast of
well known actors, and thn third act of
"Tho ftquaw Man," with William Faver
shnm, Julie Opp and others of the original
cast. In this offering Charles Klein, the
playwright, made his Initial appearance
uh an actor, taking the part of Shorty,
and Kdwln Milton Iloyle, who wrote tho
play, appeared as .Uolcolm Pelrle.
Mrs. Herford presented a novelty In her
flower, programme and candy girls. The
groups of three and four each were
dressed to represent Great Rrllaln and
her colonies. A company of flcotch plpera
played tn th lobby before the performance.
MRS. BELMONT PLANS
WAR AID BY SPDGS
Slio nnd Others of the Socipty
Will Use Dues for Women
THOUSANDS IN DAY'S (UFL'S
Three birds with one stone that Is the
campaign th Spugs aro planning for this
yeflT. They are going to make garmcnta
nnd furnish supplies for the Kuropean
hospitals and war refugees, while giving
employment tn unemployed women who
have lo.u their plaoea because of war
conditions and the wives n,nd datignters
of reservists, at the same time trying to
place as many of theso women In perma
nent positions as they may.
"Kvery day must in Chrlatmaa this
year," wild Mrs. Augu-t Helnvont, presi
dent of tho Society lor thu Prentlon
Useless Giving, jesterday. "All Spug
I dues will be ued tins your to help m-
ploy tho unemployed. Ulght Spugs, at
10 cents each, will give itnployment for
one d.y, Tho riai moaning of Clirlst
niis Is to give genoiouMly, unselfishly and
Morgan Is treusuaor of tho
Spugs and her headquarter la at 38 West
S.,1,000 Credited tn "II."
The American Ambulance Hospital
Kund was Increased to $151,61.00 yester
day, the day's contributions being JtitlL
!of which $3,000 was credited to an "II
account and prcsvmted through Mrs.
Ilrandcgee. J, P. Morgan & Co. ore
handling this fund.
The Belgian Holler
Fund Is getting
closo to the 1000,000 mark. $9,313.19 be
ing sent In yostorduy. The total is now
94C7.2Sll.B7. H. S. Brewster and Mrs.
Carolina It. Mason each guve $1,000 and
U. W, F.' gavo to the Brooklyn lioad
quartors $2,500 as a Meond contribution.
But In spite of theso contributions the
fund has beon nearly dcplettd at this
time, as a great deal of cash has bii
sent to Minister Van Dyke and two ship
loads of fooA have been purchased. The
steamer Ag.tmoiiinon, placed at the un-
uusal of tho committor by the Ilooxe-
feller Foundation. Is- ln-lng rapidly loaded.
She will sail tho day before ThanksglWns
with $JOO.O0O worth of provisions,
Tho cvmmltlea Is urgently appealing to
tho public for money for moru food sup
plies, which urn bought at the lowest pos
sible prices. Four or live steamer loads
aro needed Immediately.
The Bed Closs total Is now 5341,073.13,
of which $496.26 was recoived yhterday
by Jocub II. SchllT, treasurer of thu State
fund. Besides the casn n quantity oi
knitted and crocheted garments cr re- i
Mr, Jerome's nescrlptlon.
Just hew the Belgians are suffering Is
mid In ii letter received by Henry Clews,
managing the Dollar Christmas Fund. It
was written by Jerome i. Jerome, im
author, and part of It follows.
"I have seen these poor people and I
thank vnu for tho work you nro doing.
They have nd. cryJng nnd robbing, from
their homes three or tour nays ucium
with a pitiful little bundle of auch things
as they could snatch at as they ran
from room to room ; a few cneap irinseis
semed to them sueh treasures
i nn. n nhxurd. iiiudy clock i It had
heen a wedding present rarely anything
of much use. '
"They have the clothes they fastened
on with trembling hands while listening
for the dreaded clatter of Uhlan hoofs
upon the village street. They reach us
In England wltn ine mos ui nin
mals. And then ns one goes anout mem.
trying to comfort tnetn, mo comes raw
and they begin to cry.
"The young women nnd the children
they may find new roads to build again.
But It Is the old men anu women umi nin
ths saddest to look upon. They seem to
be nlwuys looking back. All ono can do
e h.m in uhLMwr that the ehildun
aro safe; that tho little ruined home shall
be bull, up again by tn cniiurcn. uiai
wo are going to seo to that."
More for Prince's Fund.
The Prince of Wales' National Relief
Pnm!. whose treasurer Is It. M. Stuart
Wortley. 16 Broad street, reports that Its
total Is now il.lll.v, nmni, men
The Committee of Mercy's fund has
now passed the $28,000 mark. $2.5!.IA
having been received yesterday. .Mrs.
John Corbln announced yesterday that
tho proceeds for the season of the Castle
HOuse will bo given to tho committee,
Tho French Relief Fund now amounts
to $27,065,111, $30 having been added
WOMEN AID MISS BOOTH.
SslTKtlnn Army l.lm-ii Ciniipnlmi
Mertlnu (irent Snrcrss. '
Women Interested In the New Tork j
churches nnd puhllo schools are. helping 1
Miss 13va Booth, commander of the Snl-
vatlon Army, In hir linen campaign. There
was hardly a busier place In nil tho city
than tho Salvation Army headquarters
yesterday. Mrs. J. Hedges Crowell, Mrs. i
William Grant Brown, Mrs. Richard Aid
rich nnd other women from the churches
were on hand, whllo Mrs. P. F. Frost,
president tif tho Puhllo School Mothers
Council, had four secretaries ncndlng cut
nppeals to parents calling a meeting ot
all organliatlons nt Public School 27 on
It Is planned to ship 200,000 .bandages
on November 21. These aro being made
at the Army headquarters, whero 250
women and fifty men wero at work yester
day. Linen Is being sent from every part
of the country. Moro than twelve big
case and many small packagos arrived
yesterday. Two sterilizing machines were
kept running all day. A third Is to bo
Installed next week. Garments ot all
sorts make up tho gifts of old linen.
Strict sanitary regulations, under the
direction of Dr. Ilnrlow Brooks of Ilnllo-
uafned nu se, uZ I eilevue
. nn...h.?V,," . Ir(V" neiievue.
vue. ntslsted by another medical expert
The first 200,000 packages of bandages
will go by the French steamer to Havre,
and will bo for wounded French and
llrltlsh soldiers. A second shipment will
go to Germany nnd n third to Russia.
All of tho 300 workers In Halv.ttlon
Army headquarters yoxterday volunteered
their services. There aro t-o mnny volun
teers that It is planned to hnvo a Mothers
Club day nnd days for women of different
churches. The Fedorntlon of Women's
Clubit In active In furnishing workers.
Members of the Colony Club aro also In
teresting themselves. Twenty sewing ma
chines go sixteen hours each day.
The appeal tlmt went out yesterday
signed bv Mrs. Frost, who Is a member
of the Fordham Methodist Church, asks
mothers of children In thn public schools
to have old linen clean up days. ,
Money la being eent to pay thn small'
necessary expenses, and tho Army Ih rais
ing a J 23.000 fund for genera! war relief
Department stores began sending In
remnants of linen yesterday. '
ICUauH sod txMtiflcs tin halt
Hevar rati to iiMtor a
Hlr to in VcrathTul Cell
rrerrnu titlr filllni.
U.S. ASKS WHO PUT .
MINES IN NORTH SEA
Wants Britain to Say Whether
They Arc Hers or Germany's
URGED ON HY NEUTRALS
Washington, Now 13. Tho Statu De
partment, ' through Ambassador Pae, Is
endeavoring to ascertain tho exact alt
nation In regard to tho mining of the
North Sea. which has resulted, practi
cally, In closing that body of water to
Until n moro definite understanding of
tho fncts Is secured tho United States
Government docs int feel In a position to
net on tho suggestion made by other
ncutrnl Governments notably Holland,
Denmark, .Sweden und Norway, that a
protest be made to the British Govern
ment. The dllllculty lies In the fact that the
Information which has so far reached the
State Department does not make It clear
whether the mines In tho North Sea are
German or British mine. The only an
nouncements on thu subject have come
from Great Britain and theso have. In
some ciuies, declared that the Germans
were responsible for the m'lno menace nnd
In other cases have not IndlcnttM whether
or not B.-ltlsh mines were also being laid
In theso waters.
Consequently the United State Govern
ment Is nt n loss to select the one to
which protest should bo made. It Is
thought possible that when this Informa
tion Is obtained In London, representa
tions may bo mailo to secure tho opening
of theso waters to neutral shipping. Thu
neutral countries on the North Sea .ire
said to be desirous that the United States
tnke some such action, as their trade is
3 SHIP LANES CLOSED.
llrnnghtnn Strnlts, Near Vancouver
Islnnd. Pnt In .State nf Defence.
Wasiunuton. Nov. IS. The Slate De
partment has been officially notified that
the western portion of Broughton Straits,
near Vancouver Island, B. C, has been
clo-ed to navigation for purposes of de
fence Vessel nlvlnc between Johnson
strnlts and Queen Charlotte Sound must
now take the Weynton passage and Black
The Russian Government has notified
the American Embassy tn Pctrograd of
the closing of the entrance and exits of
the Finnish nnd Riga Gulfs as a result
of tho extension of the Russian mine fields
In territorial waters.
Mines have been laid now In the zone
from .IS degrees SO minutes north latitude
to east of tho 21st meridian and also nt
the entrance of tho Gulf of Riga and
around thn Aland Islands.
No Mlnr In A'.uenn, .lays Softs.
Special Cable Deepatch to Tun Res.
Sovia, via Rome, Nov. 13. The report
that the yllgenn Sea off the port of Lases
has been mined Is officially denied.
I'rnnre llnyn n.OOO Ilnraes In 'West.
llAKKn, Ore., Nov. 13. A stockman of
Welner, Idaho, opened headquarters here
to-day for the purchase of 5,000 cavalry
horses for tho French Government. The
i contract calls for tho shipment of the
liorses on November 27. Three hundred
horses were bought to-day nt nn average
price of $12S.
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THIS HlltKCTOKY AI I'KAItS ON
TIIK NI'.W VOIIK HUN,
GETTING UNDER WAY
One of the reason, for the
rapidity of our operations is
the fnct thatwc don take
forever to get started.
The Thompson-Stnrrett or
ganization probably gets un
der wny faster than any other
slmilnr organization in ex
istence. And it has long been estab
lished that it makes faster
work nnd n faster finish, with
n corresponding sav.ing of
money for its clients.
OVER JAPAN'S ACTS
Promise I)ny of .Reckoning for
Mikndo nnd for Enplnml
for Helping Him.
Pr.KlN, Nov. 13. The Chinese of all
classes aro becoming much ln-en1
against the Japnnesc. The Government
knows that China Is not now ablo to it-
slst, but officials say a day of reckonlr.z
A high official hero Rild In expressing
his feelings of the Japanese:
'The Government Is entirely worn out
on account of the Kuropean war and -tit
Japanese seize this time for their
grcjjslvo attitude. Cngland by and b)'
will have reaton to regret her fault In
Inviting If not conniving nt Japan's mnt
ment. An Awlae.lo (eermany Js never
less horrible than the Kuropean Japan
All tho European Powers will heave a
sigh of relief nfter this terrible war, but
Japan will nover lose her opportunity to
bring her pressure upon China, whom sn
hates and on whom she Intends to en
croach. "China Is really unfortunate. She has
much to do with the question of tlnatn-e
within her domain, whllo so strong a
neighbor Is always looking for her weV
points. No time has been given for l.er
recovery since the end of the revolution
TOKIO PRESS ON CHINA.
ny lirrmnn Influence Una Made It
self Frit 111 I'rkln.
Tokio, Nov. 13. The Japanese press
generally expresses mortification at ths
Intimation that China will demand ths
withdrawal of all Japanses troops from
Shantung province. The view Is ex
pressed thnt China Is still acting t;:.der
Tho Tslng-tao nnd the Shantung ral
way questions, tho Japanese newspapers
Insist, will be decided after tho conclusion
of the Kuropean war, and Japan, In th
meanwhile, will garrison Tslng-tao and
operate the mines and the ra.lways.
It la asserted by lending Toklo news
papers that Germany has been leading
China In thn same way that It has treated
Turkey and that If tho Asiatic republic
continues to permit Itself to be used as
a Teutonic puppet It may become neces
sary for other Powers to Impress
upon Tusn Shlh-k'ni'n Government the
changed situation In tho world at large.
Am m mrr fmmtZ
The All-Winter Car
You've probably noticed that the Hup is one
car that ii seldom laid up for the winter, s)t
Chas. E. Ricss.
During the coming winter, I predict you'll tee
more Hupt than ever used right through from
first snowfall to first buttercups.
The detachable sedan and coupe .tops for the
new touring car and roadster will bring about
this increase in winter driving.
Best things of the kind you ever saw.
Especially designed for the Hup. built strongly
and substantially in the Hup factory.
Cive you all the advantages of the permanent
enclosed car completely weather-tight, and
handsomely finished inside.
And the best thing of all is that, in the spring,
when you want open-air driving again, take oft
the winter top, store it away and fit the extenti on
Practically two cars in one a great big feature
that is making a powerful appeal to most fall
YO RK S
LEADING VOCAL &
UL'STAV aCOKFR Pianist unit Teacher
I DCbrXtn Htelnway Hull,
Coniepratory gourie with Private Tench"
rianlst, I'ompoaer, Teacher, It II. Mh fi
Caroljn nrpnp Miulln llooi'i 13.
Concert lianUtH ttll t Htelnwsy Hall.
Teoeher Ul,uu,-He. 14.1 W. 73d fl.
V.. I-KF.SNON MII.I.KK,
Trseher of hlnslnc,
n;u Carnegie Hall,
Prima Donna Noprsn"
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8.VTUIII1AYM, hUNDAYS AND WtlllM-"'
NKW YOltK CITY.