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Yonr Money Back If You Want It 3,# Editorial P?r*. Fir?t Column. Nm farft acritmne WEATHER FAIS A*D ffARNRR TO-DAT A!H> TO MOKKflW T??t*rd?T'ii Trmprratar*?: High. 17; l..w. 15. I nil rrpurt on Vnge 11. firsi to Last?the Truth: News - Editorials - Advertisements ^TlXX1V....Xo. ?4,869. [(op>rt?hl. 191?. Bt The Trllmnr \*<un lutinn 1 FRIDAY, DECEMBER is. 1914. ? ? i,,,, i. /\yri fVX'T' I" <^?y of N>w York, ?w?rk. Jerw) < lly i J Uli I\ l/ATi V fj^l ?U8WMI TWO CKXTS and MoNokrn. LIONS AND AUDIENCE ' RACE FOR EXITS AT YORKVILLE THEATRE policeman Shot and Lioness Killed in Desperate Battle in Dark Third Avenue Hallway. FORTY WOMEN RESCUED BY FIREMEN foe Man "Plays 'Possum," Escapes with Scratch -Crowd in Panic in Street Sees Another Man Stand and Offer Animal a Dill Pickle. ,1 Glenn, of the East 88th it police station, is in flower Hospital with a bull* in his Lack, received yesterday in a rifrhl ' ^ . .;? two police nations and a lioness at bay on the floor or 1632 Third av. The IkmeM and five others broke loOM at a "rformanco In "the YorkviHe Theatre, at 162 East Sfith st., stampeding 5L audience. The lion which pot out of the theatre was killed by police men. The others were recaptured. Of the 1.000 men, women and children, amonff whom the lions tered their way to freedom, only one was hurt. He was Mark Mc Dennott. whose head was clawed. Patrolman Keavney. of the East 88th iL police Itation, was clawed on the left hand in the fight in the Third house, and Patrolman Craig had similar wounds. A pill about ten Tears of ape was knocked down by the one lion which pot out of the theatre, but ran home before any one pot her name. Twoscore women, who sought refuge in the women's dressing room of the theatre, were HKued by firemen with ladders, while policemen and trainers were cor ?alling the five lion? which roamed the deserted theatre. Mire Marie Andrea, the trameT; ? ariw A.Tornqj iat, he? MI lUnt, and (.eorge g H?T. ifent, were nr r?t?d for criminal negligence in per aitting the lions to escape. Surgeons found that the bullet In Gleet* back had lodged in a muscle. It aaa ?aid that the wou,ld WaS n0t fatal aad there would be no need for an operatic. tot curtain hid Juat pone down on m taming ?cene. The house was d?rk and a quartet was singing. Be? hind the curtain Mme. Andr?e ?ave the ..pa! for her chargea to tile through ?he gateway in the barred arena to the shifting den. a light cage used to trans? ar the beasts from the stage arena to tlcir permanent nuarters. Tu- in the ahifting den. ?aiding open the trap door, which waa ?nite the gateway. Instead ?11 *?thing sedately ?n single file to the nlii the mesaei, Beile, Alice, Queer. Grao Lady and Lina, made a concerted - I scramble to get oat of the narrow gateway the ahift :ag den via opeel and Turnquist sent ?prewlir.g m the path of the animals. Paoaiog but an instant, the beast? ??aped over him and began to circle ?aquisir.vely. Beta? shifters ran for saeiter. The lionesses padded silently iboot the stage <or a moment. Sud? denly Alice nosed the left end of the curtain to one side. For an instant she blinked ?t the footlights and the gloom tait lay beyond. Then ahe sl-.uched ?lowly c -'age. Were Singing "Follow the Crowd." The quartet was .singing lustily. Taaae in the audience who noticed the | ? -.< ow least a?, it stole for nrd teward the centre of the stage took it for part of the performance, ?lit reata in delicious hor? ror. All a: once the Four Harta, who *ir? half way through "Follow the Oajaji" taught aiarht of Alice. They -'altered and stopped. Three of them b*ian to sidle automatically off the 'tag*. The fourth continued to sing al ikaent led fashion, his gare ? proaching lioneaa. "For God's take, go back there and nag!'' ere? Detective Petal Cahill, *ko had edged his way up to the stage ?fter A!:ce made her appearance. ?ealiiiBg for the first time what a ?'??a at large f?-ant to a theatre audi ?"?a, the three Harts joined their brother Hart, and all bravely took up fe oong \? That instan? there came a piercing ??rek from bet r,d the curta.n. Mme. **lree h?d d ?covered that Alice had goa? out m front As the crowd be te) a? targe from i ta aeata Tomqniat '*? ?at on tr.< g jrishing a w,:?. ?, a he hoped to keep '???tier fire liona back if he did not 1*??aate Al.ee. Aadlene? ? Huddled Mass. *?r the first t.me the crowd raw l*at thii daring ?cene wa? impromptu. ajhta ?hieb flashed up all over ?ae at thai nsui | ?? P*?ri? cr;r.g rtg ?-d ruddimg, but ?ak.ng for ... , j ?. facea '?T,?1 r,y.r t:ear.t U nant kauff and Detective cvj.d to stem w* ear? Al'ee leaped lightly oown to the floor tie house and h?-i?an lo ca? r ta ar.d ?*' "??M makinr always ??ward th* door Mari MtDermott, of ?'I La?? Hith nt . *?? heated -Ta , ? and /as [??few ?,?t. . .,.t had * ?nidn't r,Jr gWa j ?? possum lU ?ay fiar M tBe i?ai *,.*" ? t?'A* 'akH tee aide ,i , bead a? ahe 'mr him. ?ther lionesaea began to trickle out "Tim? Curtain Rises To-day" b?dy Feature of The. Tribune *?*?>? OppoMte Editorial Peje, LAUTERBACH UP FOR DISBARMENT Bar Asks That Lawyer, Who Was Friend of Lamar, Be Disciplined. 1 he Bar Association has asked ths Appellate Division of the Supreme Court to disbar or otherwise punish Edward lauterbach. for many years a loader st the New York bar. The re auest is based on Lauterbaeh'a con? nections with David I.amar. An indictment is atil! pending in the United States Court charging Lauter, bach with conspiring with Lamar to defraud J. P. Morgan & Co.. the United States Steel Corporation and Lewi? fasa Ledyard. Lamar, who was sen? tenced to two years in the federal prison at Atlanta, is now on bail pend? ing a review of his case by the higher courts. The charges against I.auterbach have hern pending in mm form or another before the Bar Association since the summer of 1918, ?hen the Investiga? tion of the Senatorial lobby com ed the af I.amar and the connections of Lauterbach with ?h<> Lamar tclephon.ng enterpn-e. Bo causo of a des.re not to prejudice the case against Lamar the matter was allowed to rest until after the co-called "wolf" had been arrested in this eitjf and the indictment against Lauterbach disclosed. When it was decided to push the matter, Lauterbach frankly told the trriovanco committee that he had no ? fht for time or put the as '?n or the stale to any unneces? sary expense. The formal tiling of - and the customary taking of evidence by a refereo he waived, agree? ing to allow the case to go to the Ap? pellate Division on the record made ? Washington and in the T'nited States et Court. This in effee* ?mounted to his throw? ing himself upon the mercy of the for, should it decide that he merit? disciplii a for his -onnection I amir's aiTairs. it ma; take into ? "ration h I art;on in 'em.: erin? its judgment. A great deal of pr?sure has been brought to bear upon the Bar Asso bj) lawyers and other sympathize with Lauterbach and would ?he ease dropped. These point ? that Lauterbach, who is now scv .oais old, started In life as a fioor DOy, ar, I !?;, hard Work reached ? of bis profession in New fork. '??airman of the Kepuhiican Coun mmittce Lauterbach made many powerful friendo. He ?>? the domi? nating spirit of the constitutional con? vention of 189S, and did such good onal matters, not as a trait?e r>f 'ho College of the < ity ? York, that Manhattan College, lit institution of learning, broke all proc?dent! In conferring upon him, ? Jew, the honorary dsgrcs of Doctor M - private charities have be.- ? ., arid now in his old age, with ncties (-'?'"'. his only son dead , kmt, end separated from his familv. his friends urge that the man Mo of charity may well be thrown over ' | nee? GIRLS OVERWHELM TEXAN Appeals to Mayor Because of Replies to Wife Ad." The man in i wrote to Mayor Mitchel a week or ?o ago asking aid in getting a wife is crying again for help But it is a different cry this His IttCh overwhelms him. 'I he Mayor received the following letter yes ? "Would like very much 'f you would ?hat ad taken out of your pap'-rs ftftei " ? '?? " - Hoi ds I .. fast I can not answer all of them to ?ave IS lik?' all the young ladie- up there wants to g<-t married Wha? is the matter wi'h the voung men up there? Are they afraid of the ?trial "Do this for me again please and I ?ill be greatly obliged to you. Wi?h I yours a merry Xmas arnl a bappv ?"??**' Vear, I remain, yours <. C EDDLEM?N ?aVthiag "U -are to, ?oil have pu? ir. ths paper? I Plea? OREAT BEAR SPRING WATER Ma the eaee or si* gusa stoppered Lottie?. A4vt. MME MARIE ANDREE AND HER SIX LIONESSES. WHICH BROKE LOOSE IN THE CROWDED YORKVILLE THEATRE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, AND POLICE SER GEANT DANIEL GLENN. WHO WAS SHOT IN THE LION HUNT ON THIRD AV. JUDGE SPEEDS ? CLEARY TRIAL; STATE OPENS Jury Completed and Two Witnesses Called at Night Session. GIRL WIDOW WILL AID FATHER TO-DAY Deputies Ride Miles to Get Jurors?Ten Married Men Taken. [B' ? Staff rorreipnndrnt of Th? Tribune ] New CitjT, >?'? V., Dec. IT. Sped by unusual methods, the trial here of Will? iam Y. f leary foT the murde. of Eugene, M. Newman ,n Haverstraw last July' was well advanced when court was ad-, journed at 10 o'clock to-night. The jury was complete at 9:22 o'clock. Two minutes later ev- Representative Henry Bacon had opened for the state, and ten minutes after that the first witness was walking to the stand. Supreme Conrt Justice Morschauser would brook no dolar When, at 4 o'clock this afternoon, the panet was Ited, with two jurors lacking, he overruled the reque?t ?rf I lcary's attor r.eys 'or a long adjournment and hus? tled out deputy Sheriffs in an automo ? i gather in tale?men on a special panel. Seek Seventy Miles f?r Jurors. Conrt had been adjourned at 4:40 (k. When court was c<? ?< again a' B:8Q p. m. the deputy sheriff.,, tftef scouring seventy miles in two cars, had rounded up fourteen out of twenty-five men they sought [( *rai with the last of these fourteen thB' the box was tilled, and up to tha' moment it looked as if the UStlC? plan to get the case star'ed to the jury to-night would fail. (if the seventv-nine talesmen from which Do ,urv was picked thirty-one Were OlCUSOd DOCaOOS the? -too.! ?gains' capital pun.-''ment, which mav ?"dieal diefaror of the death penalty or disinclination to be a juror !n an important case, particularly a ca.e of hear? political complexion. P]l. triii! opened a' 10:08 a. m. and the dav's session ended H ?:67 p. m., . ,..| a half hours out fol re "To-morrow, despite opposition by' Heary'? lawyers, the session will be This hour was decid ed on by a vote Of the jury -Wated hy the court at the close of to night - proceedings. Girl Widow 1o Aid Father. A Q. ,i Important phase of te-dai ? :; ,!:,r , ?,ts Mane Newman, who was aid iwad Ken Clear* ***??&*? Newman, will positively take the_ w t B.? ?land for he, father. lb.? IS Ott ,he authority of Krank Comeshy, of counsel for <>ary. She may testify to-morrow. ?,, She was to have been in court with h,r mother today and ??r/aliare to appear started a rumor that she had refused to aid her father. Until the full jury had been chosen < leer? ?bowed outwardly a lark of . concern. As he was in the morn .tolid, so he w,, until Mr. Bacon opened c'<r the ?tato. That opemg was s cry gs ? brief. ..?,?* ? ?hade leas than ton ml? "'a? Bacon talked Clear? and hll I f( looked Axedli al the edge of the table. Clearv moved hin pudgj Angers around one another and Mr? Clear? twisted nervously the furry threads of her m When Mr. POQSa finished arid District Attorney <;???" eailtd a photographer to the Witness Chs I UM room con fined mor.- SpC< ' "' "thrr the morning or afternoon seaeioe following the photographer, who identified ? photograph he made of the |laver?traw Town Hall wherein , i.arv Shot Newman. ' ?lui Allison, a eiTil engineer, testified. Allison had made a diagram plan of he floor on which deary's office was located lie left the stnr.d at P:M o'clock and an adjournment ?al taken. Small CfwWd in Court. In the belief tha' more spot than tin courtroom could accommodate would soeh edmlaeien, there were I of men in front of trie court house a' ?:30 o'clock thl? luurmng t*., hours before the opening of court. Jhe cold in time drove many of them ' Confirmed ?n I?ase S. relnma t COLD GOME. COAL Ul Warmer Weather Comes In Fuel Prices Jump. Tht 'parted officially night, whei ?meat was m by the '??? ? etj of a "slo rising temperature" for to-day and ' both daya, with moden ? the w< crea?'' l ? ? .i t u re the day '?'? ? Th.-' high pi wai reach? d a> 3 o'elo noon, when the mercury tonched '..'' Coal ha? I highest tall price of the ? eat. a Ith i " red tion in ei| '? whan usual ? ton | ported a ni'. ? tall or?l ? Thou- dacha are threaten wi?h ? ? . |e, iiav been compelled to abandon their fe ine ground the frt estng I have flown ht ocean. RENEW FIGHT TO SAVE FRANK'S LIF Counsel Now Seek Habe; Corpus Writ on Illegal Conviction Plea. Atlanta, Ge., Dae, 1". A new effort save the life of I.eo M. Frank, s? ? ? ?_'?.! for I : bagaa, araa begun i t? i r.ct i oari her? ;ink tiled a petit! .i'-i , eorpua *r on the . ? ? convict and ia bei : lenied, I lid, appeal w . united stiit 1 The petition all?gea that the pri?o ? il ?onal richte arei i during his a iom the eourl room; that tl ,'iry Wl ! by popular demo itrationa, and thai the trial tow therefore ?? on in the ca fore a eonriet i on ???.- reached. Fe ir.il Jadge announced I would hear argamei t on tfa lay. A pr* ? ?" drmg the cai befoi leral Supreme Cofl ? d whan bol the Supreme < ouri refu ed to grant rror for a i ? rie?, T bat ai tion also ??. M allegation? thi -'- eonatitu onal rights Had bee violated, bol il d d not invohre a hat iaa cornu* i To-dny'< pit'.on sets forth thi Prank knew nothing or tht- agToemoi of his attorney? '" waive his presenc ??h'lii a eerd ei '?us returned, and tht his a*- lid i "t legally art i? bin '? ? r ght arai involved. WOULD GIVE LAST SON Woman Has Lost Two in Wa Wants Third to Go. [H< 1 Beata Nerwalh, Cena* Dec IT. Vfitl two nons airead) alain in the Furopeai war, Mrs. Guatava Hoppenrath, of Her lin, bas written to her youngeat am only on, Rudolph Hoppen ra'h of tin- placa, imploring him to ?i home am) tight, for his Fa'herland Mr? Hoppenrath. ? widow, conducts a dell cateaien store She says business i: good in Rerlin, and that even the thea tres aie thriving. Her only brothei is a raptive in England, Boppenrata ajra he will go. RECITEsTPRAYER AT HIS OWN FUNERAL Phonographic Records, Ob tained Before Man's Death, Heard by Mourners. The unique experience of hearing a dead man' .' nil funeral oe carred la I i Ighl In the Funeral Church, 241 W< a nam i r if theatrical folk and the family were pre M tribute to the naemoi y of L< G Bps aeer, who died suddenly in I , at 246 West ?Sd at_ He lived at 150 Fast iMh St. For many >eui -' anil talked into the phonograph. Some time .-ii'" i"' nH'i ?ame apacial p graphic record? made <<f M? ralee, to ; be preaenred foi In" family aftai hli ,1(.,., \>-, , ... en raa laal night, bj Dirige Lodgi. ' F sin! A v., Mr. Spencer*a ? | heard trnm the phonographic record reciting u.< Lord*? Prayer and several Paalma The records were repeated over and over until midnight. To-day the body will be rremaUd. SAYS FLEET NEEDS 5 YEARS TO FIT FOR WAR Personnel. Too, Back? ward, Rear Admiral Fiske Tells Committee. AEROPLANES NEEDED FOR COAST DEFENCE Expert's Testimony Cor? roborative of Statements in Tribune's Exposure. ("mm The Tribun? Ilureau.1 Washington, Dec. IT. Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, aid 'or operation?, r. S, \\, member ei the llereral Bo*-?l, recognized expert in strategy. . a Bceevrei and general naval discipline, made the following statement -i to the House (ommi'tee on Naval Affaira to? day: I. It would take five years to get the flee* in condition successfully and ef? fectively to meet an effective enemy. 1. It would take three years to get the personnel up ta a standard of ef? ficiency to make it able sucre? and effectively to meet an effective enemy. n. The ! nited States has no g. plan of naval development independent of those framed to meet economical ? eiee. 4. The United States is deficient in trov? ers and B1! other anxil'aries. 5. An immediate necessity, if a r? herent plan of naval development ? ? be followed out, is the ereatioa of a ; naval general staff. P.. The navy needs more target prac tice and greater efficiency in all . branches of the science of gunnery. T (iermany to-day is probably the superior of both (?reat liritan and the United States in gunnery. Almiral Fiske, whose views thus, in large measure, coincided wi'h state in The Tribune's recent serie? of articles en the navy, further in? formed the committee that in his opin? ion an attack by aeroplanes from a floating base five hundred miles at sea upon New York City "as entirely feasible. This was brought out by a queetion propounded by Representative I Roberta, of Bfaeaaehuaetta, aa followa: "How far from the coast would a hos? tile fleet have to get to send aeroplanes ,n *hore for the purpose of dropping bombs on our cities? Take New York fof a concrete case." "I should say it could successfully be dune at a distance of five hundred or six hundred miles," replied Admiral l [aha. Plans of Waging War. The admiral explained himself as follows: "In all the talk that I am indulging in here to-day I am not thinking so much of the material of the ships, my line of work being in other directions, as of the operations. My thought? are more on the operating end of if than inply the number of ships or thu number of submarines or the number ' of torpedoes; and what I have in mind ?all the time is at I would do if we had war to-morrow or next month. "When 1 think of the number things thai c would have to do to get the navy into reell] effective ?hape by which I m mi hat .ng plans, plans of ration and a ami and properly drilled mm layers and mine sweepers, and the aeronauti : cal branch when I think of all at ; has to be done in getting the personnel enlisted and trained fur all that and j figure it all out, I doubt if In uve year? i v^e eeeld get the n?w up to a ?tata ai , Acienc) . fer ?nata aa thai ?? one of the nai leg i near, ?1 i.u-.e heard a trr<;it ? I aaf It i? imponible to do It, anywa*. ITahe a nation where the leader la a military man, trained from youth, and Continued on pa?* 4, enlnnn 0 3 British Ships Sunk By Mines of Raiders; Shells Hit 2 Others GREAT BRITAIN ENDS TURKEY'S SUZERAINTY OVER EGYPT Leadens, Dec. 17.?The official pre?-? bureau usued the following state? ment to-night : "Hie llrilannic majesty's principal Secretary of State for Foreign Af? fairs gi\es notice that, in view of s state of war arising out of the action of Turkc>. Egypt is placed under the protection of his majesty and will henceforth constitute a Hritish protectorate. The sasetaiat] of Turkey over Fgypt i? thus terminated, and his majesty's, guts rail sa will adopt all measures necessary for the defence of Fgypt and the protection of its inhabitants and interests. "The hing has been pleased to npproie the appointment of Lieuten? ant < olonel S.r \rthur llonry MacMnhnn to he his maie?t\'s High ( oin miseioaer for Egypt." RUSSIANS BEATEN BACK IN POLAND AND GALICIA Berlin A-Flutter with Flags at News of Victory Czar's Troops Defeated Thirty Miles West of Warsaw. London, Dec. 17. ''The Russians are retiring along the entire front in (la? uda and Poland.'' This statement, of? ficially issued a'. Vienna, is the out? standing feature of to*night's news from the battle fronts. While there is no confirmation of this from other sources, such a move on the part of the Russians would be quite in line with the announcements in dispatches from Petrograd that the Russians, threatened on both flanks, had decided to ?ake up new positions, where they would be more able to meet the I which an; being launched against them by the Austro Hfimans from the Carpathians to the hast Prussian frontier. The following statement from the General Staff of the Russian com? mander in chief was received to-";pbt from Petrograd : "In 'he direction of Mla'va our cav? alry and vanguard troops are chasing energetically the beaten Germans. Several of r*ieir corps already have crossed the frontier. During the cha. o we have eaptu.od prisoners, guns and war material. "On the left bank of the Vistula and in Kastern Galicia on December 16 no important fighting took place "Daring Die last week the garrison el Pnemyel has at'empted several sorties, all of which we repuUed, in WOUNDED POUR IN FROM FLANDERS Allies, on Offensive from Coast to La Bassee, Organize Ground. Pans, Dec. 17.-The Allies are still on the offensive from the coast to La Baaed and at various other points along the front. While not very marked ad rancoo are reported, the French claim to have made some progress and to have organized the ground wnich they tamed during the preceding days. The German oAcial report received here, en the other hand, asserts that the at? tacks bv the Allies have been repulsed. From the number of wounded reach- i ing the hospitals of both the Germans and the Allies it is evident that the Bg in Flanders to-d;iy was of a more severe character than shown m m the official Statements The corre? spondents report that tne hospitals are again filling up, while along th. Dw'ch oorder continu'.us dring can be heard. The official communication issued by the \\ ar I If! es to I fh1 follows: "In Belgi im our troopi have gained I to the north i I ?? rund from ,i pros to Menin. and also on that to the south and southeast of Bizschoote. "We bare d ' inched to 'he north ??' Arm-, end have reach'' : lirst houses of Bt Laurent Biangy. "Appr?ciai le progress has been made at Ovtllera-la-Boiseelie, Mammetz and Mancourt, in the region of Bapaumo Mid Peronne. "Fiom .he Simne to the Vosges then- is nothing to report" The War office earlier in the day made the following statement: "Between the sea and the Lys we iccapied several German trei at the point of the bayonet; consoli? dated our positions at Lombaertzyde and St. George?, and organized the ter? ritory taken from the enemy to the west of Gheluvelt. "We have made progress at some points in the region of Vermelles. "There hm been no infantry action along the remainder of the front, but we report very effective shooting on the part of our hear? artillery m the OUI of Trarv-lo-Yal. on the Aisne and in Champagne, as well as in the i,o and in the region of Verdun. "In Lorraine and in Alsace there is nothing to report." Berlin, Dec. 17 (by wireless to Lon? don I, Arm? Headquarters to-day m lued ths following statement: "Yesterday the French continued thtir attacha at Nieupoii without Uta ths were attempted el Eilte? II : ulsed with heavy losses to ths enemy. of the French to tiiiu,,- a bridge over the Aisne at Soil orii era? prevented by ou: tiller?. "French earthwork! to the east of Rhoim? were destroyed." dieting heavy losses on the ?nem During one of these sorties we cap ured several hundred prisoners an machine gun?." Should the Austro-Germnn armie as on previous occasions, follow th Russians in Poland, another big ba' tie will soon be in progres?, whic may decide whether the Germans ar to get Warsaw or whether the Rui j cians are again to threaten an invj ? eion of Germany. Austrians Badly Defeated in Galicia, Petrograd Say B] a iretem rta beaammrg N ?? ? Petrograd. Dee. 17. Austria ba fallen heavily between two stools. Th substantial army whose withdraw? from Servia enabled the Servians t re enter their capital has been halte and thrown back while still f"> days' march from the eastern end o Galicien battle. This Austrian army, which mounte the Carpathian? from Hungary, foun "rich of the two passes east and area of the great. luiklu Pass completcl blocked by the Russians and the en ' tire force had to present itself on thi exposed snow-covered slopes. Then they encountered th? Russian army i which closed la crescent formatiot l ??ntiniieil on pace ??. column 4 WARNING FOR U.S. SEEN BY LONDON "Chronicle" Thinks This Country Should Protest German Raid. CRt raM? >?> Tti? Mam I London, Dec. 18.?"The Daily Chron? icle" editorial on the east coast raid say? : "It is henceforth to be the recog? nized practice of civilized navies to bombard unfortified seaside pleasure towns and kill the civilians in them? Is the Hague convention of l!i07 on bombardment by naval forces to be dropped by the civilized worl?? The>e are really most important questions arising out of what happened on Wednesday in Yorkshire. "It is with some surprise that in the telegraphed summaries of press com? ment from neutral countries wo notice no reference to them. The in?' one like the othc; open braache? of the Hague rules, whose da i with the governments of neutral ne They are the only governments which bj protect and diplomatic preaaure ran prevent new and barbarous methods of warfare from becoming established ? | belligerent to 's to another is naturally futile. Should, therefore, the bombardment of unfortified watering places become such a Uf.age for the future, as it will do if future belligerent? can quote the ex? ample of an uareprored and unapolo <,ei many, neutral countries will have themselves to thank for it. For those of them who have long coast lines and many peaceful seaside towns it will be a very unfortunate thing. "( ountries like Germany and Austria, with small coasts and few por's, need not mind, but the vast length of the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards of the , Btatea arill suffer terribly. Italy, too, arhoee exceei of coast path? ways is her strategic handicap, will be moot unfavorably atfected. "A long list of other German breaches of The Hague rules has so far elicited no protest from the more powerful neutral governments. Italy protested promptly and succe? againat promiecUOU? Austrian mines in the Adriatic because they threatened -' ipping, but the far | apread I lermaa miaea in the North <r* ha? gone aareproved be i- sunk only reeeela thing iga of Norway, Sweden and Dan? mart or Holland states too weak to a bully. "We don't know whether it is gener? ally realize.I that over and above the of t.shmg boat-- and !. her men no les- than nineteen merchant ? rs flying these flags have been ?nah by illicit German mines during the preacn! war. and nearly a hundred' of their sailors drowned. If the Unite I or any other nation thought it a ' part of ? neutral's duty to stand up at least diplomatically for the public law of the world one might have suppoaed ( that here was its opportunity." Bombardment of English Towns May Be Prelude to Big Sea Battle. 83 KILLED AND 300 WOUNDED IN ATTACK Pursuing Vessels Driven Back Damaged and with Loss of 20 Men. IB? OSMl t- T ? Tribun? 1 Rerlln ivia Amsterdam to London l, Dec. lh. The following official details concerning the German .* mi adro n'a st t.ck on the esst coast of r.ngland are published: "When approaching the F.nglish coast our cruisers were unsuccessfully attacked by four British torpedo boat destroyers in misty weather. "The batteries at iiartlepool were silenced and the gasworks destroyed. There were several detonation?, and three big fires in the town could be ob? served from our ships. "The coast guard station and water w'orka at Scarborough and the coast guard station and signal station at Whitby were destroyed. "Our ships received some shots from the coast batteries, but suffered only slight damage. VON BKHNSKB." Nearly 400 Casualties Result of Bombardment ( By Cible ?o Th? MfeSBS 1 London, Dec. l'i Nearly four hun? dred casualties, eighty-three killed and approximately three hundred wounded, are the last figures of tha resol s of the German raid on the east coast yesterday. Only seven killed nnd fourteen wounded were soldiers, while of the civilian? a large propor? tion was women and children. The scout ship Patrol and tha tor? pedo boat destroyer Doon were amonf the British ships which attacked th-' ; German cruisers, and both were struck j by shells. Thev lost live men k'lled , and fifteen wounded. No details are given by the Ad ? mirait?, which simpiy issues a list of the casualties. The two vessels men? tioned could have only a small chance of doing any serious damage to the larger German ships engaged. Three British steamers were sunk by mines in the North Sea off Hambor ough Head last nigbt. '"no of these IS steamer Flterwater, a small coaster. Twelve of her ciew were saved, but seven lost their lives. Another was the Princess Digs, also a coaster bound for Aberdeen, Scot? land, which struck a mine off .Scar? borough last night and went down. The crew of eighteen men landed in their own boats. Mines Left by Germans. The third sluo was a passenger ve? ael, snd it is reported that the crew and passengers were seen ta?ing to their boats. The Admiralty has announced that all maritime traffic betwaen Flembor ough Head and Newcastle has been ?topped indefinitely. Flamborough Head is about twenty miles down the coast from Scarborough, one of the points bombarded yesterday by Die German cruisers. These bootllo ships were re? ported to have left the m.nes in their wake as they steamed away from th? British coa K Iiartlepool had seven soldiers and fifty-five civilians killed in yesterday's bombardment, and fourteen soldiers and 129 civilians wounded; Scarbor? ough lost ninereen civilians killed and between" IM and -'"' wounded, while Whitby lo?t two civilians killed and a like number wounded Many of the J wounded were eerienely injured and may not live. Two of the dead in iiugh lave been added to the ?ht. G nanny's warfare on women aid children sded towns for, despite tha German official declaration that "our high sea forces approached gliah taet toast and bombarded the fortified town-* of Scarborough and Hartlepuol on W morning," neither Scarborough nor V\hitby can be called for".' ed bj the utmost stretch of the imagination. There is no vestige of fortification at either place and no gun 'hat can command the shore or waters off cither place. Only 1,600 terr ?< rials, with no artil? lery, are at Scarborough, and still fewer are at. Whitby. Not a shot was red in defence from either place. Means Activity in North See. It is useless for the Germans to say they were unaware that Scarborough was unfortified, for that would be to insult their intelligence department nnd, moreover, their ship< came loom? ing out of :he fog with officers on the !?'ck. re are reports that this action marks the beginn ng o> activity in the North Sea. One rumor has it that a II ho momentous events there within another week. The i scape of the German warship* lay is accounted ?imply the hard eat kind of luck. The British Admiral? ty was well informed of the pending raid and had made preparations for If It's Advertised in Ihr Xrtbuni* It's Guaranteed. Sa? Editorial Paga, First Coluro*.