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VOL. LXXXII. NO. 78.
NEW YORK, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1914. Copyright. 19H, by the Bun Printing and Publishing Association.
jXoialnV Tliroiiii- Gathers to
Hear '"I'll Hullo in
TO SIXGEK'S CHARM
T'-.e seventh season of opera at the
Metropolitan Opera House under tin
direction of Olulio dntli-Casazza began
Inst evening. The opera selected for the
occasion was Verdi's "IJn Hallo In
"Mnsrhern," chosen doubtless because It
nude pnslhle the. employment of sev
eral of the most popular singers lit the
company. The made of Mr. Caruso's
name I? always potent, although Its
fpcll Ik not needed for the success nt
That the famous !
tin opening nlpht
teror sans last evening was due to the
wish of the Impresario to wive his fir-it
nlcht patrons his hest attraction.
The audience which assembled for this
introductory chrralo of u most promis
ing reason was of that brilliant type
familiar to local npentgoers. The as-
rmblnpc wis adeuuately representative
of the culture, the retlnement and the
re.itlty of the town, as well ns of Its
wealth and prosperity. It was nn
nudlcnce well, acquainted with opera
music and opera singing, ns well us
Mlth the singers of the evening, and lis
applause disclosed not only pleasure in
the art of the hour but a deeper and j
more serious satisfaction In the suc
cessful opening of a season which nt
one tune seemed problematical. There
was something In the npplau.se for the
tlleiu Impresario whoso diplomacy ba.l
opened the doors of barracks and the
pntes of prisons.
One would have" supposed that In
these conditions the receptions to the
several artists would be of unusual
warmth. On the contrary they were
very restrained, and It was not till som
of the stirring numbers were reached
that the audience awoke to a realiza
tion of the two facts that their singers
had brought all their powers back wlih
them and were riving of their best.
After that It waB nn opera night like
any other recalls, bravl, cheers, (lowers
and much excited conversation.
An Opera of .Melod).
"l'n HjIIo in Miischera" was restored
to the rontory of the Metroiolltnn
Opera House nn November 2U, 1013, Pre
vious to that It had not been heard there
since the s -ason of 190'. r,, when Mines.
Haines. Iomr anil Allen ami Messrs.
Caruso. Seoul, -lotinict and I'laneon were
th" members; of the east. In the 1913 10
v val the singers wire nearly all thuu
heard again last evening, on lioth occa
sions the work Itself served as a suh-je.-t
of comment of more or less obvi
ous character, for he would Indeed be a
cnuis who could tlml ,iu thing new and
at tho sain., time true to say about It.
The most una voidable comment Is that
it Is a ery line specimen of tho typlc.il
opt! a of lis period ami that It provides
k , ti-bl for lh.it stylo of xlnging
in vlivh tin t.imous artists of the late
'ci's and e.nly 't.Us exnlicd. one would
like to li.iv. liea Ml, for Instance, the llrst
1'nrls peiforniince with Mario, dni.liinl
iind Albonl in the oast. And many woull
like ery much to know whether thu
jwsson.ite utterance of Mario was moie
(unresting tliini tho vigorous musical
t-pc."h of Caruso,
IItopvt, the pact may be permitted
to go Its way. It Is not likely that any
en ever sang Iltemrilo better than th.)
P'esont Interpifter of the role. With
him and his associates cooperating tlm
music of the oih'ih, east from a broad
model, with frank and clearly phrased
rrelodies, with otisombb-s designed skll
f nil v for stage uses, with home Joyous
i nmttvc passages, struck out with a
if In il and with no puzzling linossc,
r t with 011 h Miration not piofnund but
suited to th drama, will furnish
I' .Insant evening for even tlm most
o, u-.tlr.itpd listeners of the o days, at
l"-' to tlms.- not wholly given over to
lutw t music.
M-rl It uf the I'erforniiiuri'.
T'.eie Is ulva.s something to make one
hi , i in .1 performance of "l'n Hallo In
Mi- hci " If there wcio no otlvr source
f j' v , .n a h.irdcii d operagoer of mid
il'i hki nud have to feel the Infectious
si-1' -if I't e.la llempel's glee. Tho page,
(i-ttir, is biii-h an lriesHiiiNlblc and swng
geilig young gallant, and his coloiaturc
It 1 1 ills six us surely as do his doublet
s 1 1 hose, fine exclaims to himself "The
"nine i.im-.iI." and wants most eagerly to
j-n i.im ivoij closely) in his ceaseless
1 1-gong about the stage. Of course he
mugs in upiras eveiy one slugs, and the
Inrlmtotis uurstlnu of the hour Is "Was
sir mm he) III good voice?" Tills ipics
t'i will be answered by morning papers
lot h-s than l.nnu times in the course of
in iiMon Hut If you ask the singers
! in will leal ii that they aie always In
1." I voice.
I i-: i.ight they nil were, and they gave
e , fforniHiieu which foi g'lier.il meilt,
" i ami liillllant Mien: points would
' itii t,, i(ii.il. Mi. Caruso was a Joy
I i win in perfect loiiiniiiiid of his nig
i .mil he s.ing not only with pet feet
f't'cl.im of tone hut with consummate ,nt
I'n.ise mid iiuaiitt. His coiitributloiis
t I le pel foi mane) alone have sullli cd to
Jim fv the revival of the old opeia.
Mm- 1 - m 1 1 1 1 i as Anuliii, Mnn Mnt
r i-ii-i as 'Mm -ind Mlks lleinpel ns
' "'I' ,ll h-uig ndmlinhlv Mi. Ainiito as
.' . .'i, ,-, , I,., ,).'... ti-c j'ti.ltirr tti.il iig.iiii
I- M-d the music in ii milliner which
ihm well ineiileil iiithiisliism Missis.
i' 'i t, 1 1 M il.l .Ul'l Hoth.er MlIi! the ioii
"i nc oper.i was cinjuctrd by Mr. 'I'os
II' i. the inofiiiiiiili ' sc. lets of whose
-.1 were not iiiicoverid b the demands
or Mum uoiiHiitioiiHl nine. Hid his 1 1 n -furring
zi .ii, his linn coinmainl and Ids
i imih.i' iiispiiatlnll niade t lu-liiseli ch fell
mi' iigniiui the . ciitiiK. i'Iioiiih and or-
1 tinhituut on i'tjlli 'n;;e,
Amir. u'h ltfirlli
Kllll I'tll.tMl WATKIt A-rilri1
""ognlii-il ri - tn- )- ii cr for Us I'urlly n1
X"il Irui I'roia-rtlea In iicry part of world
FIRE FIRST, THEN SHIPWRECK.
IIOHtim Mcliooiicr Drltrn Ashore
After Hrllitf Hit li- l.lKblnlllK.
H.srponT, Me., Nov, IB. Tho threc
mnsted, ttostou schooner M, K. Ilawley,
which left Kastport for t'lde Hlvco N.
last Thursday, was wrecked on Spruce
Island Sunday, after having been struck
by lightning and severely damaged two
days before In the Hay of I-'iindy.
The vessel ran Into nn electric storm
Friday evening near Cape S-iblc. A gaso
lene tnnk In the deckhouse was hit by
lightning and exploded and the forccaetlfl
and foresail were destroyed by lire. Tor
three hours tho crew fought the Haines
and the schooner put In nt St. John. X. n.
On Its second attempt to reach Its des
tination the vessel encountered a storm
near Campobcllo inland and was driven
ashore and pounded to pieces on Spruce
The crew climbed up the cliffs and were
without food, water or protection from the
weather for twenty hours. All wcic
rescind and brought to ICastport to-night.
Thn rhnnnr vn nti-timl h W
Hudder of Hoston and was valued at '
SUBMARINES IN CAPE COD CANAL
Ainli! Hlah Sciin on Wny In .
port for TorlM-iloes.
HrzzAl'.hs lUr, M.us., Nov. 16
submarines, the K-3 and K-fi, passed
,llr0UKn ,hc r"l,e t-',' Canal to-day on
nieir nay irom rne . nariCMOwn navy
yard to the Newport naval station. They
were the llrst Government boats to use
the canal since the opening day, when a
lUlf'CllU LIU II W CUl UirOUKII. I
The submarines were ordered to New-.
port to be equipped with torpedoes and
were only half an hour going through the
canal. Outside there was a high sea and
a inicK iok.
.New vorii, utter ins indictment to go in
i ,, , ., , . , . ,
,np 1 ubllc I'll,ri,r-V i,n1 n' 0,,t for hlm
HOIIW Itll Villir for XOW Yorklwl"lt 'ollntri(,M ll:lV0 110 extradition
..fi-ii ral,le Dt'pntrh tn Tnr. St v.
1iNt.oN, Nov. The feature of the '
day's dealings In Throgmorton street was !
the heavv cash buying of American rail-:
road stocks far New York account. This
lifted prices well above the minimum. J
No serious dllllcul'.y Is anticipated In
recard to the settlement on November IS
In the American and other sections. A
prominent American broker told the cor
respondent of TllK SfN that the situation
had Ixen exceedingly well handled. It Is
much Improved and will continue to Im
prove. The members arc cooperating tn
prevent Indl ldu.il hardships.
This broker said that n beneficial factor
Is the Indication that conldernbIo lines of
American docks have been tnken up by
New York banking Interests which nro
nlieved to bo acting In conjunction with
the Bank of Kngland,
H Is too early yet to talk of the reopen
be resume! early in January
The fiitnncCiil .Veirs c-ilculates hat the
total specie settlements on November IS
will exceed 25.1100.000 (J126.n00.n0o).
There was a sharp rise In silver to-day
on Indian buying, and the quotation ad
vanced to 22r,sd.
YELLOW FEVER IN MEXICO.,
Tim on Mcnmrr Arrlvlnit "I llntnmi
TIioukIiI to llni'c I'ltiune.
Sprctat Cahtf Uttfxitch tn Tin: srx
Havana, Nov lfi. Two passengors rn
the steamer Ksperanza, from I'n.greso,
which arrived here to-day, showed signs
of yellow fever and were isolated for ob
servation. Mexican papers which arrived
on the r-teamer. report two cases of yel
low f-ver at Merlda, In the State of
OSTRICH DINNERS FOR CHICAGO.
...... ... . ... .
Will TnUe Pine.- of Tl.nl,ls l..K
Turkey In l.nrsr It elniirnnl.
Ciiicaoo, Nov. 1 . Shades of the Pil
grim forefathers !
l hp omi icii is ui .iiii'Miiti i 'in- mrivcv ...-
the piece do resistance for Thanksgiving
dinner In fovcral of the large restaurants
- .i-i. i.. ... i. .
.11... I. in H".IIK .'i I'cc-iii.c n .. ciii.t-
mission merchants in South Water Mreet
have their way
According to connoisseurs, the ostrich
Is a dainty tnorel for the banquet board,
there being many Juicy cuts that arc even
sweeter than those of the gobbler.
The first shipment nf ostriches lias ar
rived from a farm ne;ir Olendale, Arizona,
and otheis are to 'follow. Three res
taurants have taken nil of the tlrst con
signment at price around BO cents a
pound. The most delicate ostrich will
dress alut fifty pounds, according to the
g f?iitrr hr D n ! tl li. Then the books of tin. Slegel bvik
IU llVCrSs Uy tltirii,m . show- these loans on January 31,
Hi IS? A. No,
Tho loans ,n the ine.intliuo had always
Troops in Diinjror of Hciiijr
Wiislicil Out tis liat
iiicrco on ;i f.llso .statement of Ills business
,,... , , , .., ... 'eoi.dltlon In . ..in li.oi with a .o.ui ti ui
sit.-mt t ut.lt Drivitrh M "llll. si . .action Involving JlOn.diin. It litis hen
l.oNlioN, Nov. 17. A desp.itcn I Mini , ..ulillsh'-d 'hit the Ji!SX,l)0(i of Inilebted
lioithcrn I'l.'ince to the VIiikii datnl jes- ,,'ess .f tin. etiterpilsis to 'he Inn!, did not
tci'day s,is: I ipptt-ir on the statement made to the
"There has been a heavy lain which lias Xatl.mal Hank of I'ommerci l.t
b. . n almost Incessant for thlity-slx hniiis. Theieafter Chiimplon', testimony was
The trimp aio In some danger of being ' KlUIl from his own lecords and step by
waslied out of the trenches. Tho latter HPp w told of Hie increasing Indebted
aio being shoied up with timbers, and , tlPHS of the stoics to the private bank,
drains ate being made to draw otf Hi' j, ia, recourse to the public books, ns
v.-.it:r. Ilrurhwoo'l and trn' ir h.'bir .i...... .irr .illi-'l. and he coii-ulted fre-
l.ild 111 the trenches foi thu men to stand
u men in maun
continues nn I
"Meanwhile the battle
hell ami slnapiiit fall as
- - .
l-oolliall Injuries Pntnl.
Nkw HiiMHIToN, Pa.. Nov, Hi. Prod
Tieece, seventeen. j eai -old (Uiirterhnck on
the New Hrighton High School footbill
team, Is de,i-l from concussion of Hie
l,i.t in. sustained Saturday hi n football
Kapie between the local team and thu New
Wilmington High le.nn,
lintel (liirrnili.il, S"eulirei'e, l l.irliln
rti-lirei-eiitathc, IISU lli' Tel Muditon Hq (HI,
J. (i. 3Ie3lpokiii Says He
lUockcd Plan to Turn
Over Casli to Stores.
'K KY" HKV.KALK1) THUE
COX 1) IT! OX OF BOOKS
(Iknusco, Nov. 16. Hubert
s",KPl storM -'rioratton. wnicn was
the holding company for the Slegel
j enterprises, described to-day lit the trial
of Henry Slegel for alleged grand lar
ceny nn attempt by Slegel nnd Prank
H. Vogel to turn over to the Slegel
stores without security $"i00,O0O In cash
which was received from the sale of
part of the preferred stock of the cor-
por.uion MH.il line, u - ... K.....i. ...
June. 1!03. Mc.Meekln's objection to the
transaction, he said, was what llnal'.y
led to the stores giving demand notes
, i. I., i-
, ror loans niar.e out or tins casn. i
This mailer of fact ndmlsslon by the
witness, who was called by Assistant ,
ointrict Attorney Train nt the close of
rrofs.PXnmnaton of Prank I..
Champion, Slegel bank cashier, Just
preceded an equally remarkable state- j
incut which was foreshadowed In Mr. !
Train's address to the jury nt the open- j
lng of the trial that Slegel asked Mc- I
Mcekln one day ln the Hotel Majestic, j
4-. ... - I
treaties wtt.i tne i nneci Mates, .lie- ; e.xprefsed Inat Its manifest inhumanity I
Mcekln told hlm then he ought tn take 'must call upon the author the censuru
that matter up with his counsel nndi,f "" civilized peoples.
. , , i t'p to the date of this protest mines
did not do ns requested. ,)o(.n fomA as much nf(y
With almost dramatic precision Jus-jfroni tlle P1);l!,t xhpy hnd caused the!
tlce William . Clark declared an ad-
Jourmnent for the day at this point In '
the testimony. Most of the Jurors had i
tennml fnnrar.l in n.oir cii-iira in e.-iieh
PVpry wor, McMrckln said, for the
f.irmrr Sp::Pi ,,,?, ai.i talk .... , .,
loud. Slegel himself sat almost unseen
In n big chair beside his counsel, ner
vously rubbing his forehead with his
I n If res t I'nlillMinirt linen.
i reviousiy ,ir.iief-nin nun loin or in
Incorporation of the $ 1 o.OOii.nnn Slegel
Stores Corporation in 1909 as a holding
company for the Simpson-Crawford store,
the fourteenth Street Store and Slf gel.
Cooper & Co. of Chicago. Two million
dollars or the capital stock was prcforrc.l
and about on.-fourth of that, amount
was sold to Slegel employers arid others
- .. , . n..
'on",l 'the Simpson-Craw ford ston-: the
capital stock of the I'otirt.s-nth Street
I Store ami 92 i.er cent, nf the stock of the
After a conference
Vogel and Max Pam, said Mc.Meekln, he
was asked to turn over without security
J.-.nn.ililO of th. cash proceeds of the
sale of the preferred stuck as "working
capital for the underlying companies."
It was to be -i Elft and not a loan, but
the secretary-treasurer told the conferees
that it coii.d not be done that way Then
It was decided to loan tin- money on
demand notes from the various stores,
McMrckln tt stilled that J tijr..imii was
loaned In this fashion to Hie three under
lying cniiip.iiili s and the Henry Slegel
Company of Itoston. The notes bore
Interest at 7 per rent., but sometimes it
was pild and sometimes it wasn't. The
tlrst loan was made to the Simpson. Craw
ford Company on a note from the Iloston
store, which deal was also frowned upon
by Mc.Meekln because tile Huston concern
vvas not an underlying company, but the
other otllcers of the company approved.
.In the cross. etamlnatlon of Champion,
j th''.)".'lh street Store bank cashier.
I it was apparent the defence aimed to
1 shift the responsibility for the alleged
! questionable lln.iiicl.il statements and
i 1 . ,, i. i- t i. .i-
tr:.ns:u'llons 10 rr.nm i. v .met, un- in
: . , .-,.... .ul,lft.u ,.a
,M T business and
, lu,',!u "? V,'." V .rJ,:, ,,., ,,, ., , nnn
In loans b the I. ink :o the Slegel stores,
ti.. ..i,,,, vniifa tc.rrt tint c tr
j r)..,,1 , niinI's bonks until Septem
her is. H is. three innritns nun a inur no
fore the i elvershlp, hut merely on slips
know n as "cash Items" and on Ion. sheets.
Cliamplnn was on the stand when court
convened this morning.
"Was there any entry on any book or
any I coord kept of the i5xs,000 loan from
the Slegtt bank to the Slegel enterprises?"
asked Mr. Train.
"The only record i received was a sheet
of paper with tickets pinned to It," was
"Was theio nny record other than this
paper':" "Not In my hands."
( Do vou know of any? A N'o.
Appeared In thn private record
,,, ,.,., nn.wi nim were answered over
thn Htrnng abjection of Mr. Stanehlleld.
"" ..... .....
The answers were received with evidences
, nf satisfaction by the prosecution because
Slegel Is charged with having received
IS.lxi.or. from Hie National Hank of Com-
, ,nis'ntly the pilvato ledger, which he has ,
, npsutly the ptivato gor, which lie nas
, said was only for the eves of the partners.
h developed Hint the Si'.ss.lHHi loan really!
wah cavi led as a c ish Hem nf the hank I
Instead of a liability of the stores.
"Vol! carl e. i .iiiiuiiK i.iur ciiso nriii a
I slip of K.Pr lecorillng the J.iSS.001) loan.
I dldll't .VOU" :hed .nr. liaill.
"1"i-." a-viwered the witness, J hen
enme the l.ey slieet revelation.
Q. Did I ou nave a paper w nici. colli,
called a key '" A e sir
(J, Would that key iiheet slwiw to wliniu
the money was loaneir- .v, i es, rr
Q, Havu you one of those key shcels or
Continued on Fuurlh Payc.
SAY U.S. ORDERS
ENVOYS TO FIND
WHO LAID MINES
London Hears Paj;e and G
rard Iave Been Told
iiKsnr OF PROTEST
JBY XEFTHAL XATJOXS
fiprclit rablt lffutci to Tut Sc"-.
J-oniion, Xov. 16. A report has
reached here front Washington to the
effect that the I'nlted States has 1"
structed Mr. Page, the American Am
bassador here, nnd Mr. Gerard, the
American Ambassador at Herlln, to ob
tain the fullest Information ns to the
responsibility for tho laying of mines
In the North Sen.
This news Is welcomed here, ns the
Hrltlsh attitude Is that whatever mines
)c KnRi),, havc )nl( ,UIVP W(,n npces.
follllter Inovos , tho artlvltles
(lf t))0 0prmang ln tllls direction. The
UrltMi ntra 1)f ,nino., llns ,,0Pn
ii,,,r,,i,i.. ,toiir..i ..tih.ni... alum tt.o
.isn,.rv ihnr Mm mine lavlnc bv m
Germans extended even to the north 1
coast of Ireland, by means of which the
White Star liner Olympic was en
dangered, It has been largely etendeJ.
The Hrltlsh Clovernment regrets ex
ceedingly that the action of llcrmany
forced her to counter mine laying. This
view was expressed In a protest issued
bv tho Poreign Otlice on Se member SiS
In nil tmlltri.l nftflnnw 111 vv-hli-1. fliM
i v . ,
means of warfare and the conduct re-
' sorted to bv the Hermans were emphatl-
't-nlly reprobntiHl nnd the feeling was'
destruction of eight neutral and seven
Hrltlsh merchantmen and fishing vessels
1,11,1 t,lp ,1,'llh ot !lxl' ftral, nun-
l)n Ulcerous lo Mil..liiu.
It was polnttU out hy the Hrltlsh protest
that the la lng of mine Indiscriminately
In the IiIkIi se.i.s, intirely rctrai.lU.-s of the
dangers to ptacefiil shipping, violated the
principles of International law and the
primary dictates of humanity.
"Not only," continued the protest, "has
the (ierinnn Uoverninent neglected to take
every possible precaution for the safety of
' ni'iiimi niiii'i'iiiK, .m.i hi. ii.c c-uu.-ii. n-..i i
deliberately s.nvn danger in Its track. The1
mined r.ones have nut been kept under oh-
servntlon, nor notice given of the locality '
' of the mines, whilst In nuinemu- c-i.-
' mines have been found adrift from their
i moorings without having become harmless.
I "The attitude of Hermnny s In strange '
'contradiction to the words of H.iron Mar-,'
L.i, ,ii n,. iiii,..ri..iii .-. i tit., i.i 1 1. .'.c .
convention where he stated that a b. lt.B.
la.vs inliu-s assumes a heavy re-
spon-Uiillty toward tne pciceiui snipping
.V.. one will r.--i.rt tn such
means unbss for military n.isons or an
!it.-.ntiil..li- nrir.-nt ch:ir.irti r Hilt nillltitrv ,
.-tr-ij. nre not iriiveriieil solelv bv tho nrln-
.iple-s of Iriternatioiml law. There are
other factors. Conscience, good sense.
SenillllClll .IIIU HI' .1 1. ...ll'lili. I-., inc. . .!.. . ...
principles of humanity will bo the surest waste many frontier districts In order to
guides to the conduct of sailors and will, hinder the advance of the Huss'.ans.
constitute the most effective guarantee T,)p (;Prm,m (jovornmei.t has promised
'""'" OMlc'er"!"nf the fl. rm.in nivy em-1 the inhabltnnts enrnpen ai'ou for the
phatically alliini that lhe will always damage i. ore. but they will t.i-ver bo re.
fiiltll In th. stilet.st fashion the dutl.s distress over the los.i of
which ini.in.ite from tin unwritten law "' " "
of hum.uilty and civillz.itloti.'" 'their go.H -Hid health.
In vi"W of drcat llrltaln's attitude from TjM, jioles believe that If tht- threat
ZfTl P-vinces which are now becom-
the responsibility for initio Iiylng and
thereby rendering the North Sen danger
ous to neutral shipping will be heartily
The frequent destruction of neutral ves
sels by mine in the North Sea has caued
much Indignation in several countries,
especially Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Some time ago these ihreo countries
asked tho Culled States to Join them In
.. f.-i-iil ,t-nl.,t
No reply was sent, so far as known, but
it was announced from Washington la'
lng and that alter this had In en as.-er.
tallied action might bo taken aceordltiglv .
I It was niinouuced on Monday ilia'
Sweden. Norway and Denmark had ent
a formal protest to the belligerent nations
In reference to tne mines in me .xorm
Sea hccntiFo they Impeded neutral com-
I lm.'rce and navigatioa.
Ilrltlsh A reuse I'eriiiiuis,
The Hrltlsh Admiralty Issued a notice;
on .Novem nor . o i ic on w, ... .... forrf .posrfenee r.. Tnr. Si v.
mans had indiscriminately mined the ' .. .. t ,,,
tr.ide route between America and I.Ivor. Hk.iu.in, via Loudon. Oct. .s - The una
pool via the north of liel.ind. This wan 1 nmlty of the Herman Socialists In support
Just utter the siipordreadnoiight An. la- I 11K .)0 Knlter and his war policy Is not
clous had stru 'k n lloating mine and the ne.irly ;1S ,irm and unimpaired as rosy
laid by a Herman nirrchani vossel Hying it nppeat.
a neutral Hag The Admiralty thetefore' This Is shown b a letter wripen by a
Issued notice that the who!" of tho North t u,,.-i riomn.-i-.tilc .telcL-.n., m tint itetrhs.
Sea was regarded as a mlll'ary area In
1 " bich merchant shipping was exposed to
I tin, i.i-ncnwt il.'.ti.'ei- frii.n initios.
" . . .
Hermany made ,i categoiic.il denlrd or
the Hrltlsh charges that she had violated
tlle provisions ot tne i rigue peai e ,.m
incuts in the laying of mines. The Her-
mall ,iiv erninrir iirei.iron ...... " ".
'r Usui tlshliig bint i or vessels tlyiug
neutral tl.igs in laying mines. All the
mines laid by Heriuany
ine si.iieiii. ni
said, were planted by wirshlps.
The (ierman Htateiu. m .I.H- ared
that lie, many had lai. no mines the
Il"lll sc..-, ,til mi i
... .......II..!. I,... .- ...iti-.ilw-sa rtM tlto
co'ist llnis awl th charirter id the hot
torn permitted. All were carefully nil
chnrrd and all neutral Powers had been
duly Informed of their presence
Ill'll l.i lIIH).r-n in-
MINE IN SCIfELDT KILLS SEVEN.
stril I .i.e Ht-Mtei tn Tun Sin
Spirt. il I
Nov Hi, -The Dutch .Mill-
. , . . ,,.. t
! " ,r " 'r '. V, V "nl tin ee sailors vvvie
'.., .. n.. .,,.. n,ln. nvnlndcd near
i -(,s,Pl"pftf. Itelgiuui, to. day. Il. twee,,
, ,Vt. . ,, Vo tv in I, e, were seen ill tl."
- rl,.llllB , ,.,,er,l,,y. Some
I weie destioVHtl by tin pedo .noats and otlieis
woti washed ashoie.
r; it r. i: s stkii'K scotch
ANllltKVV tlHIIIHl . CO, nilnliurgli
V for the lllttck UottltWIth thulirttnStrlpe
PRINCE OF WALES OFF TO WAR;
KAISER'S SON BACK TO FIGHT
The Prince of Wales.
."prci'it CafiU Hfimtrh tn Tilt; Pfv
HoflKiNH, Nov. 10. The young Prince
of Wales landed here this afternoon
from u Hrltlsh warship nnd was received
by Prince Arthur of Connnught.
The Prince was In the regulation ser
vice uniform of khaki. He will serve on
the headquarters staff.
A week after the outbie.ik of the war It
was orllrialls announced In l"iidon that
th prince of Wales had received a com
mission In the (Ireiiadler (iuards and that
he would Join his M-ulnn-nt at once. Liter
on the f.renadter (iuards wele ordered to
the front, but the Prince was not allowed
to iiceoinp-ins them o:, the ground that
he had n- t completed his mllltar training.
Reports Poles in Revolt
in East Prussia and Posen
Xentral Traveller Says Residents Charire That Germans
Xerlect Provinces Where Slavs Are in Majority and
Are Continually Sacrificing Polish Kcjrimcnts.
Ty tfie l.ondnv "flatly Mail'" War ttrrtte.
. . I 1 I . I : . . A ,H Tl.. u, v
. , , .
CorKNttviKN, .Nov. Jh. . neuirai
traveller who has Jus' returned from
nv, ,,n. t),p spirit of Insurrec-
Hon Is Increasing In List I russl.i nn.I
t)p polish districts of Po-en nnd
" " n.,
T in Poles charge tat the PriP-sl.ms
haV(. ltPn nPelPrng t iese provinces
, ii,i.i..in.a ,.r
tteuliirlv In the eastern districts, are
, silav.s. nnd there are no (lerman syrnpa
In their hearts now
They say also, said tne traveller, that
the Prussians themselves nre laying
lng tne iiafcerountis were uiii.ii.iiv.
Prussians the Hermans would have de
ft tided them fust.
They nlso complain that the Prussians
are ccntinunlly usluu the Polish regi
ments us "cannon fodder," but nre
sparing of their own men.
The C.ermans suspect that the Poles
are Inclined to help the Husslans and
as n result nn elaborate system of
cuplonuEe has been organized
, near Thorn, Posen nnd Hreslati, and
i nj.. j t)P nl(1!t urgent necessity will
the Hermans move troops from the west
. r mute nnnnci.' 11,' 4 r
kji i tyo n wi.
'Vol t illicit lu MipportliiK Knlser
Tail, of Itopiilillc (iron.,
I taKi llr, Karl l.lobknecht, to the f erf lac r
7-w,-rWuff . published lu eterd.iy'H Issue,
...1..- 1 ..t..u..l. ..!!.... ...t tt.A
11. .IU"-" . -II" II...V1 V.'VI. ,.,l-,"r ,,).,
, ,T(.nii ( clerm.ili domestic alf.ilrs and tho
; , ,. , (lf thl, ln,,,. policies as a conse-
, m,t,m,j (,f thn war. aj expiesscd In the
.. n1Ps., dcplto tho rigid censor -
nn'o nf restlveness, t specially
j ;,. a mailer of pal t'lcu'lar Interest,
the Socialist faitlon, has for some
; ,, ,, ,, ,. ,,, ,, u, .,,,,
; . .....w..,,,! leptnts of "one cieat' united
,,,,,,,,, , , , s
(h( (mUll.l,,k of , H.lr , s,,,.,.,,,,,
Varirnrrls, has been suspended
thi co times for ciiticism of the derimiu
military authorities and of tho dovern
meiit. Dr l.lebkneeht, in writing to the Tnje.
nilllf, ilssells tihtt ho takes ,tu l ,1 lltltKU of
tlie Herman law cniiceinliig corroetions of
erroneous press reports. Tho letter fol
"In our repot t of the session of the
delegates on October 22, It Is stated that
when Di Delhrueck read the message of
th Kaiser to I lie Delegates, tin. entire
House (which would mean including the
Socialist faction) arose This Is not true.
Kverv single member of the Social Dem
ocratic faction I cm. lined seated when this
messimo was read,
"In resaid to thi) closing messign nf
the president, our report asserts th.it the
entile Hume applauded and chimed m in
the 'lloeh. This, too, Is Income) Plve
members uf ty; Boclal Democratic faction,
Prince Oscar of Prussia.
Hcni.iN. Nov. li; (vl i wireless to Say
vlllc, I.. I.).- Prince Oscar, fifth son of
the Kaiser, has completely recovered
from his attack of heart disease which
Incapacitated hlm early In the war. He
is returning to the general headquarters
Prince oear whs one of a pnry of
llAriiif.il .i,!l-i.ii ! ft ;i r-1.,.i1 liV I. L-1-.illl. nf
Turco. The oill.-ers weir killed .me -ifter
mother hffoie his exes, It was reported,
snd the Prince suffered an attack of heart i
ir.iu.Jie wnicn c.iii-c.i .in. it. ci.i...p-c i.iu.
fall to the cr.miHl. The Turcns thought
he was dead ami left him lying where he
fell. He was p'.'ked UP b some flerman
troops and taken t a hospital, where It
was found that his heart was In bad con
dition, tor half of the faction, left the room when
I this jpeech was made. i
i "I a-k y.iu tn cirieit this, under para
graph 11 of the press law." '
To thin the Inprbtdtt adds the following ,
comment : i
'.,"UY T-.niv pi.tmw W,l roiTcrfJoii, nf.
though l: does nut comply w ith the re.
.j ... . cii.cii.i, ii. nil' irc 1. 1 .tin... i
III ,1... I,-,....&1 ..t .-.nil,.., I
omlt any further ommint. 'nirticiilirly
Inasmuch as it is pinelv a tnt.v atT.ilr to
tre.it with the ninduc! of I'ru-slau dele,
gati s which d.-vit. s fm.n ti e general -it-
tide of the f.i.-tion tn which they belong." wlntl.,. ),P,ng fell and military opera
iT.J'1!0:?'! t.. Hi Ir. l.leh- U(lllH ar virt.Hy .suspended.
kneclit's letter was a ihnefold cheer for
the (term. in Ihupcmr. TJic speech of the
President of th. llnttse of Delegates wis
or.c which was hailed by the lierin.iii pro
as highl.v put none ,iiul its expressing the
sentlmiiits of the entire nation.
Dr. t.lehkiieclit's pro-est Is conieied
slgliitl'Miit In ilia: It shows cleitily there
is siinicilimg brewing in the w,i nf do
mestic strife. It w is n dell inc.- Hung into
tlie face of the It user and his C.overn
meiit ; and only a wis., .hscr. tlon on the
part nf the n.itlniml llliei.il press- in re
fraining from r.immeiit prevented still
more emphatic statements from being
spoken and w rttt. n
It Is urged b sntne that there Is a
political movement of gre.it import on
foot, a reshaping of the entire national
faintly gllmmerliit: will hiii-t Into ilanie.
and many ..pi-nly pri.ph.-sy a (ierman re
publican movement in tin not far distant
Unless all evidences Hp a bad brak is
impending between I'erm.inv and Aiistrii,
althmv-'h it ninv not actu.i'.H occur until
reeonsyructl'iii In gms. Thesi are ani-.ng
the tilings whuh .1.. nut lln. I t'n-,1 w.tv
into the (.erniiin piesn and c.iunot appear
There Is a striving for absolute national
harmon.v ,.t .ill ..'.sis. .ml .. dosp. rate -f-fort
Is contnntly h. lng -ii.ii!,. m nip t
the bud every iwto of dl id and pre
sent a front of Iron to the t ne-nv To do
tills Mroiitlnus nnasur. - arc being em.
ployed to suppress or tin! hm-tilo fac
tions In this the pros indeed Is held
These efforts mav have an effect exactly
opposite to th it intrude I
SOCIALIST CONGRESS SPLIT.
Corniiins Will Nnl .loin lliiloli nnd
Hiiiiom In 11 t-ti .1 1 it ix l'oiitr,
Si'tr.nl I at tr 'icii-rd-A r.i Till. Si .v.
I'AltlR, Nov. 17. The Sm Utl lit imiKra-
ten, the pilin ip.il org in of tile Dinlsli
Socialists, piihllsln k articles which state
that the (lerm in Socialists have no con.
nectlon with the Socialist congress it
Copenhagen, which Is in f.ivnr of peace
Tin. I hitch and S. an.lln.ivi in Socialists
I alone Initiated tin gifss
! When the Socialists ot the
ongi ess !
coilliti les (lecldcd to hold tin
they sent a note to Hie Soc.. Hints nf ill
count i les. Th- .xcriiij lirinnkratrn em- ,
ph.islzes that the Scindlnavlan and
Dutch Socialists have the same right to
net In favor of peace as President Wilson,
whoso loyalty none qui st'oin .1 when lie
off. red mediation at the beginning nf tlie
SHEPHERD SPY CONDEMNED.
I, oil XI l.llo I'liieU Acne Trench (o
Direct (ionium Hire.
Paiiis, Nov in - coii' t-ni.ii ii.il has
roti'Iemiied to death Hie spi Dumt. tlie
shiphord m a small town ncir the light
ing lines who in Sipleiuber and October
continually led a Hock of ,r.n sheep and a
certain number of white go. its which a
(ierman lfllcor had given hlm near the
Prench battel lis.
Kadi time he appealed neir a Pinion
battry the dornun tin- m that dir. ct.on
redouhle.l In intensitv and nerc.t.sed in
cm rectnesh of a in,
Have tun st-ea " K Vierieni e" ?
rtniih Th.stre iUiKJln MutlmeTo morrow.
.. nuwo.it, sinni.ir in i n.ii winrn innoweii nP,vti that the Oerm.itis suttirfd a great
the Pr.uicn. Prussian war. with one dlf- . vesterdav near Hlxschoote. wher
tKlffirrK for onUre'regl,,,,,, was cut to p,eces
the ln.t ifrn .h kn-.ri ti. .1 . v.... 1 The war strength of a (.erman regiment
IN NEW EFFORT
TO CROSS YSER
French AYar Office Reports
That Line in Flanders
EXT I RE REGTMEXT IS
AVIPKI) OFT 1Y ALLIES
Big Force of Kaiser's Troops
Said to Be. Cut oil"
A XI) REGAIN GKOCXD
More Ground Flooded Along
Yser Attacks in Ar
fp'dit Cnhlr Pt'pte'i tn Tnr M
Pahis, Nov. If.. The (ierniHiis wer
so savagely tepiilsed along the liiver
Yser vesterdav that an entire teg'ment
anMlhll.ited near Hlxschoote; while
(near Ypres two attacks failed signally
land the flcrmans in retreat surrendere.d
positions gained In previous days nt ter
This Is the odlclal report from Hen.
Joffre, who Informed the (invernment
to-nlglit that to-day had brought no
change in the general situation. It is
nssiimed here that the Hermans are ex
hausted, temporarily at any rate, and
nerd time to draw breath and llll gap
l In their lines. Tl ere can be no doubt
'that their losses In the past week have
been staggering. H Is reported from
Switzerland that the dead arriving it
Hrussels by the tralnload for cromatlo,!
are almost past count.
The grip of winter Is falling on
Plandcrs. Snowfall followed by cold
rains Is Hooding the trenches nnd in
creasing the suffering on both sides.
It is reported from Ibitterdain that a
big fovc- of Ocrmai's has been cut off
by floods as the result of heavy ra n
nnd snrw near !!xmuil.
In an attempt yesterday to relieve th
str;1in ,, their position at St. Mihiel,
j wh(,r( ,nPV ,invt. Inainainod a wedga
ineiween erui.ii .t... ...u. no,
tl... i:,.rni-.tw i.ii.icki-H ill.. Pr- nch at
. ... i- i ...i n,.-.i r.- -I-.1A -a
', Aiuemnnt, fight miles east of St. Mihiel,
1 and were driven l ack Vi rduii seems
i ,, i, as s-ife s at anv time since th
Wiir iiegnn. In Alsico also the pinch of
THE FRENCH REPORT.
Hold tlv uncos In I'lninlers l.nr.
limn Ht-KlliH-nl Willed (Int.
si.reil ( ll'tf llr:tl- tn Tin
Pvnts, Nov. PI. -Til- (Invernment re
port t-.-night mil c.Heil merely that the
Allies, have ni.iiiu.iini d po-iti.-ns sum d
yesterday wh-n the (ierm-in- were
I severely handled ahmg the P.iver Ys. r.
The coniniunhiiie sild:
1 Tliete Is no change in the s.tu.i-
The report of the afternoon gavo the
Is H,00n men. Th y wore nammerca
luck from Ypres, whore the Allies
grasped the offensive In turn and suited
positions o.iptuied by the (lerm, ins last
week, l'.lsewhi re on the b.ittl front
there were no important npet.it inns.
The text of th leport follow -
Along the canal of the " si r fioiii
Nieiiport upstream to Di.xiiuidc the
action jesti tday was r. utricled to
cinnoniidlng. l'n sh Inundations
have extended the Hooded iitca to
th - south of Dixniude and i.s far aa
live kllotin ler.s norili of lilxscmitr.
The enemy's fuicen which had at
tempted i" cross tho canal between
the region of Ibxiiiuib .mil Hix
schooto were all n iiulsed across tho
bridges. One Cieiiiian regmn nt was
entirely destroyed 10 tho south of
To the southeast of Ypres two
other (ierman attack.- have been re
pulsed, (hi our side wo bavo taken
the nit'onsive and reconquer. .1 some
points of support of winch the . n
emy gained pocssliiii a few dny?
Hetween the l.ys and the n's
only minor operations nro to bo re
port.tl and our trenches havc be n
push il ahead in certain localities.
In the region of llm Aisne and
Champagne artillery duels without
result have tnk' tt place.
In tli Argouiv region St. Hubert
has been iigiin attack, d uiisiicccss
fully hy tlie Hot mini.
Ill the r-gn.n of Si Mllii'l the
cm my failed :n a suipri-c attack
mule agiinst the Apreni'ini torest
In the Vosgcs Mountains tide is
little aitivit.v M I polt.
LULL .V WEST l'LA.lb'RX-
l.erniiiiis lletliiolim Worn Out
Troops Willi I'ish Men.
Hi, the I i.ni.i'l linilu lm' ' '"'''
.lirml 1 ul.lt icihllc' tn '1 II r -1
llori'i'iiiivvi, Nov 17 invi'K '" iien
losses and oi.iilstlnii on In. I' si.i. - 1 "
Is ,1 lull in the fighting In Vi si P " ''
the deleattd .Hid wear.v lii'in." " s
'having been sent north t' " ''.'1' " "J
1 1 no of in .,''!''! ' -Vwi
htehe-ke ,i'id s 1 ' "
vlll 1-eH fo- 1 wi k 1 I
, her of I sni 111H1 I H 1
I who had lien com up I 1
nen tin i