OCR Interpretation

New-York tribune. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, October 22, 1914, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1914-10-22/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Complete Court Calendar
PtJly m The Tribune.
To-d?y?p,*e 9?
^LXXIV....No. 24,81*.
Nm i0tli
"I????rtl?i ? Tempera! arc?:
Hifh. |f| low. :,?.
Fall report ?n Pag? S.
I? ..|>. right. 1SU.
Bj The Tribune ??.?... .?t i.,n |
? *
.. ..mi. (Hi at Vew York, ?.eararlt, .laney < Hy ?"?? Hobohen
PRICE ONE (TAT WmmEmT\wocm*h
?What Did I Kill That Woman For!"
Doctor's Wife Wailed After Shoot- [
?ni:. Celia Coleman Testifies.
Savs Prisoner's Father Was ?Secretly Summoned
to Mide Pistol?Parrel I Saw \\ ornan at Win?
dow, Me Asserts?Defendant Pales.
or? -. >taff Correspondent of Tlic Tribune I
Mine?la. ! ong Is.and. Oct. 21.?A simple, illiterate negro girl, Cell?
, (Jtirian. told on the witness stand to-day a most engrossing story of how
m? Leui'c Bailey, for whose murder Mrs Florence Carinan is on trial
, wa, killed by a bullet fired through the window of Dr. Carman's
res?, at Freeporl
She also intimated that Mrs. Carman planned the hiding oi the re
^.titrMrith which the crime was committed.
:gh four hours of direct examination r.nd hitter no?<-examination
?-?er ma;rl of Mrs. Carman pounded into an attentive jury the
-??ration that Mrs. Carman was the slayer and that the physician's wife
Yd rnitessrri ?he killing to her.
Readily she admitted she had lied when she testified at the Coroner's
jhe had not seen Mr?. Carman downstairs before and after
ting, and that she lied in swearing to this when it was written out
aftcr the moue?t. but the story she to'd to-day was told with an
mm ef certainty and sincerity.
Tfc? inacti?"?, unpractised mi
ike fir! g?T* ?*?' renetitic-n? of
mai* ?aM\y through the w?
hour? ;n mi ?vittisss rhair, an
f-d of her testimony 'ourd no ;
or t>? fscr ?- the defendant or
of Jor-i J. Graham, trie Carman
ver. Rewss mors wnt tVian ?he
S? M'd tS tier. " i">iat i? ?11, C
Vr hid utterlv failed ?<*? ren-trat?
Mr?. Carmsn Spellbound.
tie more rital point? 01
sirr? ?tory had ????en covered,
?'?riBSTi .'H rr' snes turn her
? ? move the Vi
*?*? rig d in her Ian
And w??o Cclis had stepped
?vi.? ???? tilt question that each sp
tor ?iked his neighbor:
"Vhst ssotrvs would that girl
fir ?sresring away the life of
In tie case of the other "star"
*e?i for the prosecution Prank J.
rell, the -ramp in his cross-exan
i.tra Mr Graham asked:
"Ho??* much money do you expei
tbis trial is over*"
Giving vita! evidence in a mu
WrJ ;r. a room into which a too nu
?hi jather-ng ha? poured itself is
'??? ?f pcriormaiice by a person
public glare. And that
C?!em?n girl did it under the circ
Minees that governed the session
i fictor I -v.pport of her story.
Itws? not with sn appearance of
??redness, but rather of uneasiness
'.?took th< ^tand the first thing in
trn??d Hears Girl? Stop.
For hrr story there had congrega
sa? ?round the courthouse the li
M crowd of the trial. There ??
??SSH of old men Bnd old women v
r- sdiBissiea. Because of
?erambl?? to gain entrance it was n
?aary lo be a friend of some one
?.'ion-y to get inside.
Immediately after Mrs. Carman 1
?'?ted herself the Coleman girl v
"?lied. Glsncing around the cou
r??m she looked fleetingly at Mrs. C
??a, ?t Mrs. Powell, the accused wo
??'i lister, and at Dr. Carman, w
*u within two chairs of bis wife.
mm ?id, under District Attorn
-?itb'? questioning, that she was bo
?? Charleston and had worked for thi
stWr famil-es before she entered t
??ploy of Mrs. < "m-man, on May 18 la
'???iving froni her 120 a month.
?n the night of June 30 she beg;
-?Wisf. dinner ?t 6:45 o'clock. Cel
??' her food n the kitchen after tl
1*1 finished. She was startii
'? Wh the dishes when Elizabeth, Mi
?rm?n'a little daughter, entered ai
-?tehed her.
Mrs. Carman, the girl testifle
**?-? m dressed in kimono, house e?
?< ifctvl.
'?frs tarmgn torned to Elisabet
*-? told her to stay back," state
? Then Mrs. ?"arman went ot
'?? kitchen back door. Sh? was vail
J hear Mrs. Carman enter th
r Mr. Smith asked.
/No' ?ir; I didn't hear her. I jUs
'????- her in the kitchen."
"*??t followed whin Mrs. L'armai
"hen Mrs. ?armen went out
,f-*r- ? cra?h of glass and the repor
* ? Puto! "
"*k?t time ?as that?"
don't know ?Jjr, there wasn't ain
?JJ ?" the kiteben."
Htr! lonc tiW Un- C?TO*n we*"
"'?yon hear the noise?"
don't know, sir; ?bout a mimilf,
-'-.hen ?itrm"n C?me back ln,? th?
<Wr ?L, k T1,kH t0W*rd th* PHntr>
(u^ *** leads ,nto the doctor's of.
???? Ui-msn ?.?, anything?"
Mine Swindler Prisoner in
Toronto After Eleven
Years' Chase.
More t'-isn eleven yesrs after the i
rjate of hi? crimes Dr. Richsrd C.
tr, notorious mining swindler and
hail jumper, sponsor for some of the
mo-! remarkable stock fakes ever per?
petrated and s man whose operstions j
are ssid to h*ve netted him millions j
of dollars, ?vas arrested last night in ''
Toronto by a detective whe has tracked '
him all ever the country for years.
Fowler has been missing for six j
1 years. Prior to that he hud been sought.
, for a year, before that detectives had '?
. traced him for three years. On each j
occasion he obtained freedom by jump
' ing his bail. He was located all over |
> the country once in Mexico. Once a
-Wall Street banker, hi? criminal record
is one of the most remarkable in the
history of New York.
One of the most noteworthy fea'urr?
of the Flower ease is that almost from ?
first to last the name of a single <le- ',
teetivs has been linked with his career.
Barney McConville arrested Flower
dozen times between 11*0*1 and h
disappearance, in H<08, and it was Me
Convills, hired by District Attorney
Whitman, who went to Toronto on i
(Wednesday for the famous criminal,
when word erne from the Pinksrtons
.that he had bei-n located.
Late last night McConville wired po-'
lice headquarter.? here that Flower had I
been caught.
"Got Flower; might start with him!
for New York to-morrow." read nil
? telegram.
Although the notorious refugee is re- \
! ported on the edge of a physical break
j uown, McConville has announced that
I he will not rest until he lands his man'
, in the Tombs.
Flower, now seventy years of age, is
said to be a broken man and a hopeless !
drug fiend. Unchanged in one particu- ;
lar, he had organized a company, called
the Standard Radiating Company. With
i him when McConville placed him under
i surrest was a woman who claimed to be !
i his wife. Flower was divorced by his.
lormcr wife several years ago.
Operating at various times under
the names of Oxford. I?ainey, Montgom?
ery, Cortland and numerous aliases, the
notorious Flower duped thousands upon
thousand? of persons with fake mining
stock, .schemes for manufacturing dia?
monds and other swindles. His connec?
tion with the llagaman will case in this
city furnished New York with one of
the greatest sensations in its history.
Flower was then in business as R. C.
Flower & Co., bankers, at ;c Wall st.
With the death of Theodore llagaman,
a New York millionaire, and the col
, lapse ot the Lone Pine mine, Flower's
i financial operations and hi* dealings
with Mrs. llagaman were First brought
to light.
He was indicted in 1903 for his con?
nection with various mining enter?
prises, including the Arizona, Eastern
and Montana Mining Company. There
were live grand larceny complaints
against him. When the day arrived
for hin trial ho had vanished. At thai
time he was out on bail of $28,000,
, which had been put up by Mrs. Cor?
nelia Storrs.
In October of 1904 he was discovered
i in Mexico, again floating mining
schemes. Mrs. Hagaman. against whom
j s judgment had meanwhile been ob
j tained I? this city, v a- reported to be
'with him. While in Mexico Flower
i posed as a priest, and pr*t?nd?d that
he was trying to secure money to pay
' back his New Ym k victims.
Nearly three years later January 4,
1907 -Or. Flower was found in Phil?
.delphia, where he called himself "Pro?
fessor Oxford" and was engaged, he
said, in making artificial diamond* ami
chemical bricks. McConville made the
' arrest, and the doctor ?a- refused bail.
Through political channels, however,
Flower's extradition to this city was
delayed, and he was released on bail of
Jfi.000. Given bis freedom, he disap?
peared immediately, once more forfeit?
ing his bail.
Flosver was heard of again in IfOS,
when a gigantic swindling game in
i.icbruond was found to have him as
, it* leader. Uy tnat time Mrs. Haga
'.ad joined him in his operation-,
i culling herself Mrs. H. I. Lindsey.
? V. hile a detective slept in an adjoin?
ing room, Flower, his identity un
irnown st that time, skipped out. Notn
ir.g more was heard of him until his
airsst in Toronto last night.
Minnewaska Hold Ablaze?
Chief Officer in Hospital.
Stanley Pollard, chief officer of the
steamship Minnewaska, and three citv
firemen were overcome last night dur
ing a tire in the second hatch of the
steamer, in which was stored 100.000
pounds of sugar. The steamer was at
ner West 21st at. pier.
Battalion ("hief MoGuire found the
lire blazing in the hold, thirty feet be?
low, and Deputy Chief Martin ordered I
tht hold flooded
( hief Officer Pollard fell unconscious
in the hold, and whs carried to the
upper deck by firemen. He was at?
tended by Dr. Kellogg and removed to
New York ?ospita!. Soon afterward
Firemen Costello. dray and Marrin
were overcome and carried to the upper
neck and revived.
The firemen fought the lilnze for
three hour?, confining it to the hold
Supt. Riley Admits Bank
Wrecker Used Prison
l''-ST*rii to Tli? Trttnirr '
Albany, Oct. 21. The State Prison
Department desires to make a chauf?
feur out of David Sullivan, the L'nion
Hank wrecker, now serving a term at
Sing Sing, so that after his discharge
"he may be able to earn an honest liv?
ing, if he is disposed to do so." This
is the gist of a long statement made
'0-day by John R. Uiley, State Super?
intendent of Prisons, in reply to the
story tir?? printed in The Tribune that
Warden McCormick had granted un
Usual privileges to Sullivan, including
numerous automobile rides.
Mr. Riley said that "Sullivan i? not i
likely to be in a position to engage in
the banking business on his discharge." :
and that as a chauffeur he may be ahlr
"to ?rcure hotter pay than he could in
working with a pick and shovel."'
"It is reported that Sullivan has
b.-en allowed to go about Ossining the
same as a free man," Superintendent
Riley was told by a Tribune reporter.
'1 don't know anything about that."
he said.
"Have you received a demand from
the L'nion Bank depositors for an In?
vestigation into Sullivan's treatment at
Sing Sing?" he was asked.
"No," he said. "Such sn inve
tion would be absurd, a* Sullivan has
bun treated no differently than any
other prisoner. I suppose the Union
B?nk depositors would like to see him
put into solitary conlinement, but we ,
don't intend to do anything to break l
his health. That would not do the de?
positor- any good."
Mr. Riley said it was notlinususl for I
prisoners to act ss chauffeurs.
"But it is reported that the warden
has been seen acting aa the chauffeur
for Sullivan,"' he was told.
"I have not heard that," he said.
Although no record could be found,
early this week, in either the office of
t?te Controller or the prison de
fertment, authorizing the purchase of '
an automobile for Sing Sing, Sunerin- ;
tendent Riley said the machine MeCor- ;
rrick and Sullivan w-ere seen riding in (
was the property of the state. He
said that it had been purchased by
Warden McCormick with his consent
and approval, but that the bill would
not appear among the vouchers for ,
rudit until this month.
- \ llivan - not likely to be in a
position to engage in banking bu
upon his discharge, it is hoped that
during his term he may learn some
u eful employment. If he lias the skill
e.id intelligence to act as chauffeur, he
will probably be able to secure better
pay as such than he could in working
with a pick and shovel. It has been
my purpose to have the necessary work
in and about the prison* done by the
inmates as far as possible, instead of
employing outside labor."
Twin Brothers and Woman
Victims?Young Man May Die
A Long Island Railroad tiain struck i
throe persons lat-t night at the Mott
av. crossing, Far Rockaway, injuring
one so badly that he probably will die.
Tho injured are Fail Richmond, twen?
ty-sis yeai in brother
Di-an and Mrs. Ada L. Simers, all rich
residents of Far Rockaway.
Karl Richmond has a fractured skull
and a fractured right arm. his brother
is stiffs-ring from lacerations on the
hea'l a:,d Mrs. Simer- lia" a fractured
arm and possible internal injuries. All
threo are in St Jo eph' Hospital,
where il wai sid Earl Richmond's
condition i critical.
The gares hail been lowered to let a
pass, arid the throe stood on the
railroad tracks while the car went by. |
They failed to observe an ?nnroachinr?
lace Cut by Plying Glass When
Limousine Runs Into
Motor 'Bus.
The limousine of Mrs. Hamilton Fish
collided with a motor 'bus at Riverside '
Drive and 101st st. late yesterday after?
noon, anil flying g1a?s cut the /aces of
Mrs. Fish and her companion, Mi-s
Emily B. Van Amringe.
The women were thrown back vio?
lently by the force of the impact. At
St. Luke's Hospital it was found neces?
sary to put several stitches in a cut
over the eyes of Miss Van Amringe.
Ifri I sh was cut on the right chec!:.
'1 he car was badly damaged, and the
tw? women were taken to the hospital
In another machine.
Henry McF.wan, Mrs. Fish's chauffeur.
wai driving .->outh behind the 'bus and
ran into it when the 'bus driver sud?
denly turned Ins machine. The gla--s
doors and w ind-hield of the Fish limou?
sine were shattered. Passengers in the '
'bus were jolted from their scats, but1
were riot injured.
Beaten Fighter Dies in Ring.
( hicago, Oct. 21. Jsck I.avendoski, s
Michigan City fighter, died one minute
after be had dropped from the effect.?
of a .?even- pounding at the hands of
.h.c* Lundgran, a Chicago pugilist, in
the ring to-night
"Polly and Her Psls" now with Comic I
H'lPpfenieiit Sunday Tribune, I >? -
Ordor Horn >our newsdealer to-day.?I
Needs 18,000 Jackies, Si
Franklin D. Roose
velt's Report.
Battleships Used for Di
Which Gunboats Coul
Perform as Well.
TO NEED 2,000 /MI
Assistant Secretary of Na
Holds Battleships Still Con
trolling Factor.
I f-'roin Th? Tribune Burei
Washington, Oct. 21. The admis?
that the American navy has 18,000 r
'?n enough to man the sr
which could be use.) for war purpn
la contained in a Maternent issued
nigh? by Franklin D. Roosevelt. A
?ng Bteretary of the Navy. Congresi
held responsible by Mr. Roosevelt
the ?hnrtage of men. Seventy.one v
Seis would be prSCtically i.srle??
war time.
"Theoretically, and on paper,
navy po?-vr?^PS at the present time
hattleahip? of the ftrst and Iwen
11 ras battleships of the -econd lin
ray?. Mr. Roosevelt "Ai-tually, h<
ever, only Ihr ten battleships of I
?rst une and eleven battleships of I
second line enn be placed in comm
?ion for service heean?e of the sbo
ago o* men."
Rointing out specific?l!y the lack
men. Mr. Roosevelt say?:
"At the pre?ept ? ne three seco
line battleshin?, two srmnred cruise
four first class erui?er>. ore ?ero
class cruiser, two third cla?? cruise
twenty-one destroyer?, three monito
bmarines, one cunboa', tin
fuel s'.iips and ?wo ve??els of spec
??.Tie are in commi??ion ^rf""*T^?*l^*vf
*hat is to say. they have on board or
from "5 per cent to 50 per ci, ' sf I
crews necesrary ?o man Ihem ?n ca
of war.
"There are also six ?ecor.d line hi
t'eships, one armored cruiser, o
cruiser, ?econd ela??. and fourte*n tc
pedo bonts which are in the conditii
technically called 'in ordinary-.' The
vessels are manned by from 10 per ce
to -0 per cent of their regular cor
plemeit? just enough to prevent the
fiom rusting to niece? "
Requirement? of ?fon Ship?.
Anrwering comment? about the "hi
readiness" of the fleet Si the prest?
time, Mr. Roo?evoh ?ays:
"It i? tiue that dining the last t*
years manrrf.vre? and battle practn
of the fleet as a whole have, of DM?
sitT, been greatly curtailed. Intorni
tional affairs have required the use ?
a certain number of our ihips. I
n any of these cases the department hi
?ound it necessary, owing to th
?hortage of men, to use battles!,
duty which could have been perform?
equally well by gunboats or :-ma
cruiser". This lack of fleet manrcuvrr
is, however. S matter which can b
remedied by a tern months' praetie?
and ?t is hoped that these manoeuvre
wil! take place in the near future."
Mr. Roosevelt declares that the prob
lern of manning the warship, is be
coming more difficult because of th
fact *hat the vessels under constructs
must Foon be provided '???th (.rev,; II
points out that during the present yea
the Nevada and the Oklahoma will b
leady for service and tha? ea;-h ves.-e
will require a complement of nearly ;
thousand men.
As to the equipment of the "-,-irship
nnd neeoosar?. materiel, he says:
"In regard to the materiel of th<
navy that is to say. ships and thei
equipment, including guns, engine?
range linder?, etc. matters are on tin
whole in excller.t shape As units
the vessels in commission are wel
built, well designed and well C3red foi
and compare in all types very favorabl;
with the vessels of other powers, lr
fact, I believe that they are better
lr a few particulars, such as the lad
of sufficient torpedoes, there is roorr
for great improvement. Also in regan
to the lack of certain auxiliaries and
the insufficient number of scouts, much
can be done to make ?he fleet better
balanced. But the navy has felt that
while It greatly desires a well rounded
fleet in the material sense, it would be
the greatest possible mistake to secure
such a fleet at the expense of the main
???going fighting craft, that is to say
our battleships and destroyers. This is
becaune of the fact that makeshift
auxiliaries can be improvised in an
emergency, whereas battleships must
bo planned and commenced at least
three years beforehand."
Hattle?.hip?. Mill t hief Tactor.
Discussing the relative merit? of bat?
tleships, submarines and aircraft, Mr.
Roosevelt ays m runclusion :
"In their present stage of develop
ment submarine? and aircraft can make
a hostile attack only from S distance
of approximately four or five hundred
milt"?. In other words, from the purely
technical point of view of national do
fence, the use of a base within that
distance of our own territory would be
t oiiimi.ed on i'?g<- 3. . ol'imn S
Germans Reported To Be
Quitting Warsaw Region
Abandoning Wounded.
Petrograd Announces a
Check to Austrians in
Galicia Campaign.
Berlin Declares Fighting Along
Eastern Front Indecisive
Foe Fled. Says Paris.
Petrograd, Oct. 21. The Russian oflR
; cisl statement issued to-night says:
"The German troops which had occu?
pied the roads leading to Wsrsaw- in
the region north of the River Pilitra.
have been repulsed and are now in full
retreat, leaving their wounded on the
| battlefield.
"The Germans have absr.doned the
positiom th?y had fortified in advance.
"The Russian troops are energetical?
ly advancing along the whole front.
"The enemy is still occupying the
left bank of the Vistula south of the
Pilitra and as far at Sandomir.
"The Russians, who had been gsl
Isntly holding for eight days the region
of Kosenitz, under most unfsvorable
...conditions snd heavy artillery fire.
achieved considerable success on Octo?
ber 20, snd their position on the left,
bsnk of the Vistula i? now ?ocure.
"The attempts by the Austn'sn? to
cross the River San below Prr.emy?!
have been checked, and the Russian?
are assuming the offensiv? there.
"In the region south of Przemysl
are found the remsins of all the Au?
trtan corps defeated in prior fight? ?n
Galicia. Here the Russian troop? are
energetically checking the advance of
numerous bodies of the enemy,
"There is no essential change in Easl
Prussis. TTe are at present in touch
with the enemy on a front covering
over 400 versts ' about 2?7 miles), from
?he lower B'ouri to the slope- of the
Carpathian Mountains."
I nder instructions from Ilmperor
, Nichols?, order? were issued to-day
i from the War Office calling out the
? students if universities and high
schools., who ordinarily s re i x^nip'
from military service.
Tho order, in connection wth the re?
port that the Russians hsd gained a
decisrve victory, caused great enthusi?
asm among the populace. A smsll pa
rads which startet! fhis afternoon grew
in volume until the wide Xevsky Pros
, pect was jhoked with people. The dem?
onstration surpassed any held in Petro?
grad rince the eommeneem. nt of the
; war.
The parader? carried pictures of Km
peior Nicholas, the new Russian tlag,
nr d also the French, British and Bel?
gian colors, and sang the national an?
them as they marched.
The demonstration reached its height
before the embassies of the allied na?
tion?, where the cheering crowds were
greeted by tho diplomatists.
The order calling out the students,
who usually are revolutionary, is con
sider?d here as evidence of Rus?ia's
present solidarity.
Paris. Oct. 21.- The official state?
ment issued by the French War Office
to-night says:"
"The German army which has ad?
vanced on Warsaw was forced yester?
day to beat a precipitate retreat, the
enemy abandoning the positions which
he had established for defence. The
Russians are in pursuit snd have capt?
ured a number of prisoner?"
London, Oct. 21. -Of the flghfir.g in
Russia the German official report to
dav says no decision has yet been ar?
rived at, but the Russians make a
l i.nllniirtl on pas?" .1. ? .-liniin 4
i.rodno "is Petrograd). Oct. 21.
_The C??rl patrols flitting un?
ceasingly along the German front
are the ?ubjeel of innumerable
stiirie? now current here.
When the news wss issued that
the Kaiser had s-ome east to take
command of his army on this front
the Cossack? were much interested.
One day a Cosssrk same in driving
before him a plump, distressed
Prussian s-sptain, whom he had
gleaned during s dsy's work.
"I've got him." he announced. "I
Une? him b> hi? mustache." and
he produced an old picture pott
card showing Kaiser Wilhelm.
?hose mustache the prisoner cap?
tain had evidently Imitated
Belgians Repel Incessant
1 Rushes at Extreme Left
King Alberts Army, with Fighting Spirit Unimpaired
Drives Attacking Invaders Back Nearly
Five Miles.
\' the ?;attU Front via Paris, Oct. 21.?The Rclgian army, with th
Ft.glish Channel on its extreme ?ring, is showing a marvellous rightinj
' spirit, despite it- Ion.? and liard campaigning r;nd the bitterness of the los
of Antwerp and other large cities
In the terrific open struggle which has been in progress along tin
frontier for -rtcral days the Belgians, with the allied French and British
? repelled with the greatest energy incesssn, (ierman attacks.
l*o day, like yesterday, the German heavy artillery, poured a heav;
' bombardment on the allied positions, but the Belgians, undeterred, de
1 livered a counter-attack and forced the invader* to retire nearly five miles
Further down the ?me on the Lys the French were closely erfrage?
i with general succ-s. Three French sharpshooters performed a hrillian'
f<ai in defending a bridge the possession of which was of the gteates
strategic importance to both armies. The Germans made a cavalry das!
in an effort to seiVe the pass?t;?, but the Frenchmen, behind a mill, seventy
five yard? away, poured their magazine fire into the Germans until th?
latter retirerl. leaving the bridge in the hands of the Allies
Around Lille, where the British arc in action, there has beer, tierce
[ fighting, particularly in the neighborhood of La Bass?e, which threaten?
the German possession of Lille. Street fighting has been very severe be?
tween the |,>nj?j lines df houses connecting the si?ter towns of Roubai>
; nd Tourcoing. In a baker ?Imp one of the German frooper= was found
ni an oven almost suffocated.
Vonp the centre the artillery action continued to-dav without great
, - hange, but several German trenches were captured.
London, Oct. 22 ? The Official Pre?? Bureau issued the following
ment ?it midnight.
"Throughout yesterday the enemy made a rigorous at'ack against the
'Allies' front, but were beaten back, suffering consiierable losse?. The
Belgian army, in particular, distinguished itself by its spirited and brave
defence ol its position. The Pr?s* Bureau has received from an authentic
source ?he following description of the Belgian army's work
"'For ?; ? four days the Belgian army have been in the trenches,
holding a line ol some thirty kilometres (eighteen and a half miles) with
the greatest determination against heavy odds.
"'On ( isiona they have made brave and successful counter?
attacks against the German forces, attacking the positions they hold, and
have ihown the soldier-like qualities that have distinguished the Belgian
army during the long period the) have been fighting against superior
forces of the enemy in their country.'"'
Kaiser s Nephew Left Dead
by Prussians: Shot in Back
I By Cable to The Tribune!
London, Ocl 22.- s. correspondent of "The Daily New?." writing
I o? I alai , aftei giving details of a German attack at a place and upon a
date eliminated by the censor, lays
"In this district some troops, upon entering a small village held for
-, n e da) ? b) th? Prussians, came upon the body of the twenty-year-old
ol Hesse, son of the Kaiser's youngest sister. lie had been
lying there ?e days, and the body was Stripped of everything ex
vept a tunic and socks. The body was marked with five wounds made by
revolver bullets from behind, and the tale that is whispered in this little
the victim of his own soldiers
" \ rough coffin of deal boards was made for the boy. for he was little
han that; then for three long days he lay in his rude open coffin in
i the outbuilding of a small farmhouse ["hi body ha! been sent now into
' he ' rerman line?."
Notifies Powers She Will
Act Because of Chaotic
i ? ? > Ths Tribun* i
Rome, Otrt 21. It is reported on
good authority thai Italy has notified
that e is about to occupy
Valona. Th bs expected. Va?
lora i? of vital importance to Italy'?
interest? in the Adriatic.
anftrchy now there after the
the Mnret, wholesale starve?
rj the country ?round it and the
I constar.? smuggling of arms carried on
by emii *i es 'if the various pretend?
ers, tl on became s-.ii-h as to
necessitate Italy's intervention, even
on humanitarian ground?.
The government has warned Great
Britain, Prance, Russia, German? and
An "rla that it. can no longer tolerate
the systematic violation of Albanian
neutrality, and none of them has raised
objections, while Greece has acted loy?
ally. The eventual action in Albania
would not alter Italian neutrality.
It is said, however, that Italy does
no? aim st fhc sequisition of territory,
j Lut only nt the defence of her Adriatic
intere its,
Pi.e "(??ornai* d'ltalia" says that the
Young Turks are conducting a cam
p?ign in Albanis niir.ed a- making the
Albanian-; tight the Servians.
The "Tribuna," discussing the same
nibj.'ct, remarks that France and Great
Britain, with a view to respecting the
neutrality of Albania, did not occupy
' any part of her coast as a base of
operation?, thereby sacrificing their
own interests. I ne newspaper adds
that if Italy oecupie? Valona for hu
. tnanitarian reasons this must not deter
her from meeting the graver problems
? from the Furopean conflict.
London, Oct. 21. A dispatch from
Cettinje forwarded by the Rome cor?
respondent of the Exchange Telegraph
Company says that the nine forts
about the Ray of Cattaro, in Dalmatia,
are being constantly hit by shells from
the new French gun? which hsve been
placed on Mount Lovcen, and are grad?
ually bt.ng destroy, d. Only one fort
attempted to reply.
The Anglo-French fleet continues s
successful bombardment of the outer
? ?* ?
Imported Bock Psnetsia. A cigar with
an enviable reputation for Quality.?Advt.
Word Waited from Berlin
to Break Neutrality
Big Guns Placed.
I able to The Tribune 1
Milan, Oct. 21. The specisl corre
spondsnt in Constantinople of the
"Sec?lo" telegraphs that to all intents
and purpose?. Turkey has hecome a
German colony. The grand vizier
blindly fnilow?. orders from Berlin ?nd
has not the slightest notion what the
mono..' nay bring forth for Turkey.
Up to the present Turkey nominally
has remained neutral, but ?he is ac?
tively preparing under (ierman direc?
tion to break her neutrality whenever
the word may come from Berlin. Some
800 German officers have arrived in
, Turkey since the commencement of
the war, and brought siege guns, field
guns and ammunition with them. The
German Colonel Weber Pacha has
taken over the command of the Darda?
nelles forts and big German guns are
being mounted in them.
All the fortifications of the Bos?
porus have been overhauled and ?
: large number of mines laid down near
the co.'.r.ts of Asia Minor, especially In
and around Smyrna, which is fortified,
and to the north of Smyrna intreneh
ments have been constructed to repel
any possible attack by land. It is
computed that Turkey has 500,000 to
700,000 men ready to take the field.
i The German oll'cers put the number a?
I 900,000.
Copenhagen via London). Oct. 21.
The "Frankfurter Zeitung" prints ?
message from Constantinople tc the
effect that the foreign ambassadors
; have been notified by the Porte that
'warships ?re forbidae.i to enter the
Gulf of Smyrna.
The "Vossische Zeitung" says that
-ho Port?'? action is directed against
the Anglo-French Mediterranean fleet.
London, Oct. 2J. Anxiety is felt in
Brunswick as to Duke Krnest August,
the Germsn Emperor's son-in-law. The
cuke, who was leading a squadron of
hjssars on the French front, is re?
ported to have been cut off from the
German line, and it is feared he has
been made prisoner.
Mis wife, Prince?? Victoria Luise, is
sbout to leave for the Lmperoi'? hesd
Armies Clash on Belgian
Coast, on Border and in
Northern France.
British Monitors Aid Bel?
gians in Defence of Ca?
nals Near Nieuport.
Unconfirmed Dispatch Says Bel?
gian City Has Been Evacuated
by German Troops.
(Bj- Cant* la Ths Trtoari? )
Paris, Oct. 21. The attack? snd
eounter attacks of the opposing armfe?
to-day were confined to furious fight
Ing In Belgium and the ner*hra?<*rn
part of the opposing lines m Frsnc*.
The Allies at every point held their
The operations of the els?hing force?,
according to the late War Office report,
were restricted to three areas between
Nieuport. on the Straits of Dover, and
Dixmude; further to the ?wthaiaft,
between Ypres and Menin, a bord*'
town on ths River Lys. end from
H'arneton. also on the borde?-, hit ?
few miles west of Menin, to La R.-i-s?*.
in Frsnce.
According ;o unofficial dispa'- .-ne?
trsnsmitted from Bordeaux, she br.tf!?
extends from Lille, fifteen miles north
east of La Basses, to 0?t*iui, tWOrr*
miles up the coast from Nieuno-f. The
position of the northern end ?f
line is partly confirmed by a wirelo.?
dispstch from Berlin, by way of Lon
don, which says it is reported that a
British fleet is bombarding Ostend.
Ostend Reported Evacuated.
Reports through sppsrently reliable
channels which reached here to-dsv
saitl that Ostend had been evscusted
by the Germans. It wss ssid that th?
German army was sbout seven
metres west of Bruges and in retreat.
A Reuter dispatch from the front, in
dicates that, in spits of the silence o'
the War Office concerning this district,
the French ere making marked progr?s?
on th* right bank of the River Meus*
Although the optimistic reports of
French and British correspondents ar?
not entirely substantiated by th? offl
ctal communications, it is apparent
that the German army advancing
along the coast and making dsspsrac*
attempts to break through to Dunkirk
snd Calais has been stopped.
To-dsy's and yesterday's fighting on
the Belgium coast wat exceptionally
severe. The Germans in great strength
attacked with impe'tuosity, the infsntrv
for?es flinging themselves against th*
two points, Nieuport and Dixmud*
The attacking column, which ?ought to
force its way past Nieuport in the hop*
of gaining Furnes and the French fron
tier, despite the heavy losses sus
tained in the first assault, returned to
the sttault three times.
Gertnsns Driven Back.
Vesterdsy's engagement lasted th?
grester part of the day, but ultimately
the Germana were driven back along
the whole line. The Germans st first
carried everything before them. The
column which was attacking Dixmud
succeeded in overwhelming the foro
posted there and of gaining possession
| of the town itself, but their triumph
i was short-lived. A Belgian force swept
them with the bayonet to the battle crv
of "Remember Louvsm .-nd Termond?*''
Desperat? hand-to-hand fighting took
place. The Germans stood to the on
coming line of levelled bayonets, bu'
their resistsnee soon crumbled up and
they speedily yielded ground.
Once they began to retire, the baj
onets sccounted for large numbers o''
them. When the pursuing infantry
halted from sheer fatigue the artillery
joined 1n and completed ti e work of
,t .oraliiation which the dread of cold
' ?teel had begun. The enemy in re?
treat abandoned thousands of dead an.i
uounded, and the Allied troop? v-h
had borne th? brunt of the fighting
alio hsd a Isrge number of cssualtie?
Owing to the rain and coming on o'
darkness many of the injured remained
where they had fallen.
The Gernisns are believed to b
| fighting against disadvantages in 1 ,-?
Flanders, especially along the cosst, a?
the British ships which hsve been at
aisting the Allies' land forces have long
range guns that are capable of makme
things uncomfortable for the ammuni
?tien trains and supply convov-, which
must remain in the immediate rear o'
the troops, snd sUo for the men in the
i trenches and ths Germsn gunners.
Brazilisns Monitors in I'se.
The ships which are being used for
thi? purpose are -?? monitor?
(which were being completed in Kng
?land for the Brazilian government
when the war broke out and vhich
were bought by the Adinirslty.
These monitors, which h*v* bsen rs

xml | txt