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PRAISE FOR BELGIAN
RELIEF COMMISSION Biggest Work of Its Kind ?n History, Says J. R. I lannery. URGES AMERICANS TO SEND MORE SUPPLIES Minister Whitlock Declares No Food Goes to Germans, Who Are Respecting Work. Tli? Trlt?ut?? ] LoasVia, Dae, ?'? J itogari Fhnnery, ? el ?nanafactars** o? Pittsburgh, has returned to London from an ex i tout of Belgium, where, on a OB for th? Belgian Relief Com th th? war ??? | * ? deicrip non ?ut famine and great rasa. Mr. Plann? .- " froni ; ka. VI itl they ..isslon I (??it much I ktneriea. ' ? on. *'l'. 1 tanner) ? tanration. i He ?aid: i. ? :it to Antwerp and thence ' ?> Mai ins? and 1 hers I si ent ? ?;, and then to Lonvain. Aerschot, ' N'amur, Dinant, adeati Moaland, llirve, Battie? and Julement. ? travelled ii ?ran tug. ' ?SStfutner? in large f??: earsfuU*, Boarding tall the psain rs All Industry I'aralwed. "Industry it paral y?et\. lie itasl and coal mines are only Workil .ply an urgent local i? out ? rk. 1 only sa? one in?nufa?*tur- } ag t?lant in fn It wat ? plant on th< Mause, n?ai Namar. Where there h lag simple ,'init unallo 'j. it ?;ful tu a d?gre< A- i. place I was bc.iereil b) I old women .??m salf-stsrvsd children, begging : Itns. When 1 triad to distribute some moncv ther? n . ? ; ii ? The?' tore r.t my band? in frantic el' I ?he money until on? band was blssding. ? ni).- ? 1' ihy ' earriagl throu/h the thick mud from I n a downpour of ? of psopl? are to be ? from town ta town ?sah?na better conditions Thus carry j with them all they own in little bun- i They si sad lots of j it. Formerly Belgium imported five-. -iNthi of . all this sad much more mu.-t be fturnlshsd ; ?rom the outsi? a. Il inic task, ' hijrfsst ?? andar? ? laken in history. Il needs only a I glanc? st tin' wendsrful good doa? by I what Amen? it. foo?l ha-; already ar-! ? ?sed ' emen dous rain? :ig op the ?hip? asenl Telegram from Mr. W hiilo? ? The American Relies ' ??? ? : '? legrani prom Captain T. I'. I/ucey. at KotiaSi Mam, in which the American relief iromminioner an impor? tant telegram which h? received from Brand Wn I American Minister to Belgium, regarding charge? which recently have appeared In newspapers in connection with the relief work. Mr. Whitlock'- message follow?: "I can assure no ground for the alarm reported in your tele? gram this I billet i-d in houses arc fed with food provided by aarcommission Th? German author? ities are respecting our work snd are keeping all the and the organization i f thecommi ion,with its almost seien* fie method of diatriba? 'ion, is i-uch that it la practically im? possible for our food to go to ? 'he suffering portion of the population. "Hoover * man of the commiaaion) has all the de? tails of the oriran i nation, and I am ?are he can convince any person that i.o letter m.thod can be d?fl??d to meet He and I Sel tal isl IB Italian end ? . .the system that t on with food sufficient for that To this statei a in I.ueey ..dd?: "We investigated every charge made the American pre ng the ? re of automobil? ? ferences of at,) kind, and find them ns.anee ui From I have for warded I think the Ami r.can people and the pre-- ?houl I .!. and that the ? r. ?houla without further hesitation." SAYS TRADE IN U. S. IS ABOVE CONTRABAND ^b Count von Revontlow Agftil W Complains About Allies ' Bvylag Qoods Moro. Berlin. Pi e, 5 ; ? ,? .*? tudc of the United States is comment? d upon hv 4'ount Fr->. critic, m an article in I reitung" to-day, in which I Fngland and Pi Amer ta I many is assist? ance. cui?ion betseen the 1 its* and Fnrlsn?! coi ''e holding up by British w ?.' ai provisional contraband. 4 ot "M Ei . .lling '-*> f*' as much a* possible ?? ? from their policy ?1 penie of M son ?? that bol many ? ?erial? Il ,1 t?,Bt American ? ly to sup; warring nation?, from wo shoes and submarine? \ rine tri in part?, aceoi itlantie viewpoint, doe? not const.tute , band ?t war, i ? thereof foi ..mount to * br?..< h of n< "Enough, i con? sideration? ?! th? ides? of contraband ? ment of th? An rine." Official Report of French War Office l' ,rii, D? ? .- offlci?l . ,1 by the ? to-night: "The ?run.- activity prevailed to day before. We h>. . i mi ii ni tin ??rryman i "ii th? ? h Dixntude and rpree) which . ? ? : ber A of th? front ' thing of importance to communi hoi.r. oficial i he day: '?To ? of th? l.ys ?r? have ?ptibl? infieres?. OBI iantry, making its uttack at daybreak, .spied in one operation two line? of entrenchment??. The advance hen? US of 600 j "A pan of th? hamlet of Weiden ?lrt-ft, on? kilometre to the northw.-It of I.anKC-marrk, ha?? remained in our ? -??on. In front of R?esele, half way between Dixmude anil Yprcs, W* ioii'k possession, on the light b?! "f a hovM belonging to a ferry B oecopntion of which las boon diaputod i- [il ri t edly for a month. "The enemy etidc-wored, but without ?-.?, to compel u?, by meant of a violent attack with be??T| artillery, to pieriil ground. "In th? region of Airas and in Cham? pagne there have been intermittent cannonadei from one side and the other. Rheima bai been bombarded with particular ?e?reritjr. Oa our part we have destroyed with our heavy ar ' ill??? y several earth loi titicationt of tire er ? ??In the Arponne the contest contin W* have ?eral trench? s and repulsed all counter attacks. "In Lorraine ?md in Alsace there is nothing of importance to report." German-Austrian Official Reports Berlin, Pec. f> (by wireless to Lon? don).- The followlag official statement was giran out this afternoon at army headquarters: "French attacks yesterday in Flan? ders and ?o the south of Metz were re? pulsed. We made pi at La B, in the files', of the Argonnc arid m tho region southwest of Alt kirch. 'In the fighting to tho east of the Mazurian Lakes the situation is favor able for us, and in minor operation? there we took 1,200 prisoners. "Our operations in Poland are taking a normal couise. "The '?Corriere del Terra' eat il that th? loaeei among th? French troopa amount to ?1 leaat M per cent of thi '- m th? ?raf and th;;' i.f even greater proportions have been sutfeitd by the territorials." Vie:: I OBtJoa Ii Lee. 6. The following oficial statement was issued to-day: . "Nothing of import ince occurred in the Carpathians ve-tenlay. In West Caliera small battle? d?V?lop?d, in which the Austrian- were successful. "The situation in South Polar mains unchanged. The battle in North Poland continues." GERMANS BELIEVE OSTEND IS CALAIS Leaders Rename the City "Kales" to Deceive Men, Says "Eyewitness." London. Dec. 5. The official "eye witness" with the British army head? quarters on the ('outillent, in a narra dated Decomber "., say?; that the ol th? Belgian town of i mans suggests that it was "really the outcome Of disappo.nl ment an-! exasperation at its resist? ance, and at the failure of the much advertiaed plant for Iti ?raptare." Tb" writer po il up to the end of October the Cierrninis bad con? tented themaelvet with bombarding pointa where the Britiah headquarten was believed to be situated, and other plaCi .?, such a? the rail? I ' ' where destruction would be of military value. The shelling of the town only began in ?arneai on the night of November 5, ? which time it waa maintained it I tennittently. That lire town escaped I 50 lorn: apparently was due to tl ? \ that up to November r? the (?ermans I had counted on capturing it. Later the attack? wer* Im ply i? the nature -lorn hop? .?. the narrator say*, which cal'ed for all the aaaiatanci ' conld l-e obtained by artillery co-opera? tion,, ?ven al the riak of the destruc? tion of a 1 ? ?? h ich might become force was deliv? ered on November 17. Four days later need to pour a .. I mai kit place, und ? 'th Hall and ral both had i capad nuate rial damage up to then these two l.is ? ?/ In-fore th" In order to do this, it i? ? am brought up a tram armed wr'.h heavy gant. \ Hall and '.he Cathedra! v. i re dl ttroyed, tl of th<? ?;?-rmans no longer I o? them. Th. d authority ans renamed 0 "kales," which he .says wns ten* ?: (iernian soldiers thai Calait and Paria A few minor loc?! successes ?re r?> h the i and Bril -, hav dranced slightly and taken some '? amerWmay see war exhibition ?.- - America may have an oi a? cxtraoi ihowing v I moaht to Belgium. ? ba, proclamations and r* rom the bat and a teenn d by Miat lughter of ? Benn< The i !,, da) : "I want '.' take th n to Amcr oiore cally than word? can what the ?, red." were risk of lift bv the ?n. who was a.? proclamation iatued In Hctglum ??Hn?, from | ?? th, middle of Nov< ? ? ,,'f u ?hat ?viiidow of th?) Malinei cathedral ? i ikibition. FOOTBALL DIRECTORS URGE ENLISTMENT ?CUfl of and | n! football teams and tevei I < the players on the "i II ?'uriteer for Id a.vl promising to ay them half waget. Many of the a Me itSaVofidiru?' to th? -nnftTi, , CARDINAL AMETTE THANKS AMERICANS Conveys Through Tribune Appreciation of Generos? ity of United States. U? < . 1NMAN BARNAKT'. \f? irrlt T Ptris, I??? ? >. ('animal Amett". Archbishop of Pari?, nceompani ?eversl ecelei las tiCS, made inspection to-dav Of the llolophnne ?sewing cirr!?-?. which Mme. Waddington and Mme Myatt, unconnected with the Bad Cross, are succ?s-fully managing on their own account, and when* thirty ? \ French and Belgian refugee work ing WOBSSa ar?' turning out daily hun? dreds of winter garments for the sol? diers at the front. Monseigneur Amett". highly pleased with the splendid results of the organ? ization and industry of the establish? ment, pronounced hu blessing on Mmes. Waddinfftoa anil Myiratt and on all tho = <- engage?] in the work. The knit' i-. hampered by the high pi ? n knitting yarn, which row r??-ts |2 a p. Among thi restad m the work ?d ' ardi?al Arne';,- Wtr? Duchess? '!?? Travis?, Pnacesi ?le La Tour [VAavergne, Comtesse l';?rro ?!'? -*e??*?mm*?msmmSSm?m/e*eeSSm*m*****~? i ? i ? ~ 1 bampierre. Comtesse de Bernis, Com? tesse de Brigode, Mrs. A. Montgomery Thackara, ?sil? of the An.encan Consul General at I'ans and ?laughter of the late General W. Tecumseh Sherman; Mme. Waddington. MarqaiM Miehia telli. Mrs. Perry Tiffany and General and Mlle, des Carets. Cardinal Amette, who had a pleasant and appropriate word for the working women, showing especial kiridn? the Belgians during a brief but earnest conversation, desired me to convey through The New York Tribune h'? profound appreciation of the friendly feeling an?l generosity so spontaneou ; Is evinced by citizen? throughout the Cnited States ???ward Pranca and Bal? gium during the trials of war since ' Aagaat 1. and which to all Frenchmen; and Belgians has been a source of j genuine latisfaction and comfort. BRITISH CRUISER ASHORE IN STORM Norwegian Vessel Found? ers?Two Other Ships in Distress. London. Pee. 6. The British crui? ser Venus, ran ashore in the storm Daw IW?Sping the English coast, striK ?h full force. Her foremast and a portion of the bridge were carrie.l away by an enormou? iea. The Venu if one of the older British ligh ctuisers. She was laid down in 189? fi?- ,< has u displacement of 5,600 tons She carries 450 men. Another victim of the gale is an un kr own steamer which is ashore neai Mersey. Three lifeboats have gone tu | her assistance. The Booth Steamship Company's i liner Antony, bound from Liverpool , for Para, is in distr? ss fifty miles north of the Lizard. The captain of a local steamer received the ? Is, aal. "Want immediate assistance." but was ' unable to help the Antony, his own I vessel being short of coal. The Norwegian steamer Waterloo, of IJ8I tons, foundered off the Lizsrd at midnight. Three persons wire I saved. The remsinder of th? ere? inisiing. _ ?* KRUPP B0MB~ STORY DENIED Berlin, Dec. 6. An official stat?mm was issued here to-day denying? the -?. , port that tie Krupp plant it E,-, i.a.l been bombarded by a foreign i-V,. naut. The report refer ed to was contain??! in a ?lispatch from The Hague to th? Exchange Telegraph Company, ?n i^. don, which said that a me?aaf? h ?ai been received there from Berlin tali ing of the bombardment by an aviatsr of the buildings at the Krupp plant THE ST0K5?g fjN?j?" NIGHT ONE .M?NIPBP ,aaM?AG0 For those who know, and those who have yet to know, the soul-soothing beauty of Beethoven s "Moonlight Sonata^, COLD, brilliant moonlight silvered the snowy roofs of qu??nt old Bonn. Through a narrow street the master was walking with a friend. "Hush!" he exclaimed, hailing suddenly in front of a little house. "Listen! that is my Sonata in F. How well it is played!" They edged up close to the door. In the midst of the finale the music ceased abruptly, and a voice cried sadly, "I can't play any more. It is so beautiful, but beyond my power. Oh! if only I might go to K?ln to the concert!" "Yes, sister, but why wish for what cannot be," said a second voice. "I know," came the answer, and continuing almost} inaudibly, "I know.yet 1 can't help long? ing to hear some really good music just once in my life." "Let us go in," said Beethoven. And, despite his friend's objection, he placed his hand on the latch. "I shall play for hef and she will understand." He opened the door. Then at the table sat the brother mending ?shoes. The girl, crying softly, bowed her head upon the old piano. "Pardon me, but I heard your music,'' said Beethoven, "and I also heart! your wish. Perhaps, if you will allow me, I can fulfill it." The cobbler thanked him. "Put our piano is so poor," he apologized, "and we have no music." "No music." exclaimed the master, "how then do<.*s she .... Oh, forgive me!" he stammered. The girl had lifted her head and he saw that she w.-us blind. "You play from memory?" he continued. "But I thought I heard you say you had never been to the concerts." "When we lived in Briihl, a neighbor practised every evening," said the girl. "And in Summer, when the windows were open, I used to walk up and down in front of her house and listen." She gave Beethoven her place at the piano. Heran his fingen along the yellowed keys. Under his touch i he worn strings sang as if born anew, and out of the old instrument trooped hosts of his compelling melodies to surround and captivate the wondering l>air. The flame of the one candle sputtered fitfully and present ly went out. The youth dipped over and threw open the shutters. As the moonlight Hooded the room, the pianist paused. "Who and what are you?" gasped the cobbler, scarce knowing he was speaking. "Listen," answered the master, and he played the first few bars of his Sonata in F. "Beethoven!" burst from the lips of the pair. "Oh, play on, play on?just a little more!" they pleaded a?s he arose to go. For a moment he stood, silent, looking out the window. And then again Beating himself, he began, as if to voice the spirit of the calm, perfect night, weaving slowly into exquisite being those mystic measures which caress the soul, even as the cool radiance of the moon softens and gentles the world's rough face. There, in that little room, Beethoven intertwined Ihe throbbing of the sea*s great heart and the far, clear call of stars; he sounded the very depths of the sublime, till it seemed to the three listeners as if the Spirit of Infinity were come down the path of moonlight and stood by their side, whispering of the things that are forever and forever. Vain yearnings and thoughts of toil and tithes were swept from their long-time moorings in the mind, and by the hand of infinite loveliness, the blind girl wu.-, guided to heights whence she saw more than wide eyes can window, however clear. On the slow current of the adagio she %j__\ borne to the vernal field of the allegretto, where fairies danced beside the stream, and then in the trembling, hurrying presto, she saw the elk-folk scurry off, leaving all things better and more beautiful because of their having been. Beethoven, the master, had in that hour in that poor, trouble-shadowed home, lighted a transforming llame which would neither waver nor go out through all the years. "Farewell," he ?aid, going to the door. "You will come again?" they cried. "Yes, yes, I will come again." THAT was one hundred years ago, and lonf^ since the "Moonlight Sonata" has be? come deep-rooted in the garden of the human heart. In the beauty of its fre? quent flowering, old loves, long lost, have come back to whisper sweet words, and dear faces, long hid, have smiled once again; sorrow upon sorrows have been banished to forget fulness. 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