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Admiral von Spee Found Enemy's Fleet There Ahead of Him. 0NE BRITISH SHIP SLIGHTLY DAMAGED Details of Big Sea Fight Given by Passengers ? British Loss, Eight Men. ?...roa Aytee, Dee IT. The German ?intent :o the bottom aSdaad laUnda en December 8 ap r** ;. v ??re taken unaweres by the BSikH ? ? ma when neither s de *rit?3sV ? ?'? ??mater. The *" ?Teeeount? i I the battle, which -r. Puerto Galle ^TaStaatoma, aay that the Germans EaaW?r ? "> ??*?? th< F?lk 7l?'*-'' Britiah possessions, when ;"! c*ffi"e ur.eapec-.edly upon a lone 22%* ???- -'-rr ?mber9 #".ki Brtta'r fleet ?ere takiac on sup W .; , us at the '?'** Before i i Garmaaa ?ere aware Toi? ?treaiti of their opponent? ,\M? ihlpa cioted la en them, and the 5? of A- :pee'1 ?padr?n V5oiTofdih? battle w?. told by Jam?*? ?? Brigth ?team? C.? Vr eh ar: ved at Punta Arena? 2-7? ? iV "y that tne ?mar.i foafht bravelj te the end,' ???Vu? collier? refusing to aurrender. Sett of th? Britiah ware placed at i:?ht =>er. Formidable Britiah Fleet. ? ?it a fon ?ble Britiah aquadron ..'-? baca ?T .. . e ar.d Inflexible Car ?* iMfow. H far "TS-V ftb the German JJ?. . ?- the five cru a. j?", . . ?enau, Leipzig. Nnrnberg ?i esden. a iron arrived at Port ^ *Ft.. ?, Islande, on De ce m . ... . The next inaBfl ?'-.,:; wa* guard? ia? th- ? ' *;&nted* Im-"' - - ' r3 ?-ulckl5 eue into ? recognized u the aquadron of Admiral von Spee Tk? German warships had left the fib? ' Juan JfTf? ?? and Island. ? take poeeess ?n of the ,Bl?nJ* *nd -? station. .. Caaepaa was visible at flrat utvf- .ho steamed straight at he: ' "i fl?'e . . warships rushed to her assistance. Scharnhor?t Sunk I I ?p., li nau and Leipi | Tne berg and Dresden. however, dropped back from the firing line. The Bntnh warahipa concentrated their in -? arhieh sank ama *t boar's earn m lei the Seharal Aaniral von Spee'? flagship, was doemed her crew assembled on the for vsrd deck. Th? rat refoeed -render and soon plunged beneath The crew preserved its ianna ekef:' -.vater? c'. -item. dsvn i . tanley. Tae Nurr.bere a:- -cape, but ?unk.' arr.srvon pursued the Prenden, bat Baa I I overhaul Wholesale District Prices Ana Variety \ ? Money-Back Guarantee i ^_W We ^^P to srrone who want? to ^T Iough ba to our 11 International Jewelry Co., 14 Maiden Lane War Costs Berlin Thousands of Lives Vmsterdam, Dec. 17.?Berlin newspaper* reaching here declare that a majority of the 70.000 real dents of Berlin ?ho went to tho front have lost their lives. Other Matistiral Information given by theme papers la that of the organized workers of German?, who number 661,000. about SI per cent are In active military aerrico. The German Federation of Work era haa given more than $3,750,000 for tho relief of the unemployed and to aasist needy women and children. her, and tha German warship escape-! After the battle tha Br.tish p-cked up li'J Germans, including a few of? ficers, ?if these survivor? lf>0 were from the trews of the two German col? hers. An opportunity to su* was o'ere i the colliers, hut it was re? faced a- v. ere sunk. Tne cruiser Cornwall ????as damaged ? i,.- n? the water ? ' one of - i warships was dam ii-, December 10 funeral services were held for the eight British sailors ? urre killed, in tne presence of the * and crews of the squad? ron. The British Admiralty report of the battle stated that only seven men of squadron lost the'.r I'.ves. JAPAN EAGER TO HOLD LANDS WON Public Opinion Against Returning Captured Ger? man Territory. ? . - . -- ? London, Dec. 17. The strong foal ~z in Tokio for retention of the captured ? iry which has cost Japan much blood and ?howr. bv an in ? o mail dispatch received by "The Kerning Post" from its Tokio correspondent, in which he declares that ships have already set out for the South Sea islands to investigate their colonization possibilities. In view of . of interests between Japan and Australia, the matter as? sumes importance. The dispatch reads art as follows: "To appreciate the Japanese paint of view ?li the circumstances m considered. In the Weotern coun? tries emphasis appears to be laid on mditions in Japan's ultimatum to Germany promising to return the ter to China on condition that Ger? many relinquished her hold w - force. But Germany did not surrender without much cost to Japan. Thus the -stances, from the Japaner ? W, are err (?uction of Tsing-Tao has cost Japan a good deal in blood and money. .? also the further outlay for policing the Pacific with a widely scattered fleet. "rrom ail that has bean said it la clear that the general feeling in Japan is that nane of the German posses? sions cajruned can be lightly r< In any case. Japan cannot relinquish them without a quid pro quo. Owing, however, to the tendency toward appre? hension in the United -Stetes, such question? are not yet open to discus although the jingo press has not kted to parade its views, ever, to a sensational degree. ns have already set out for the South Sea Islands, with a view to the.r ' use for prospect.ve colonies, and hoard.? la are bu^y making plans for tho of national commerce in the lerritones. Japai. h?? done a great deal to help the Allies la ? ar. and she ?s earnestly hoping 1 that thl r gii.'.:-ude in return will re? sume a practical shape and assist her toward her peaceable progress among - grea' ra" VON DER GOLTZ TURKS' WAR HEAD London, Dec. i-. The lateal ad1 sea from rding to s Reuter dispatch fron. -.ounce Marsha1. Baron ?oi Goltz, who I Turkish capital, has been app military commander of Constat ? . of Wer, Pach;> v ' olia. A Wonderland of Sculpture When you visit the great San Francisco Exposition next year you will be impressed with the prominence accorded sculpture. On all sides you will meet this divine form of art. You will find it gracing the beau? tiful gardens and the palatial buildings everywhere? and, in addition, more than 1,400 pieces, from all over the world, housed in the great Fine Arts Building. hi The Sunday Tribune a whole page will be devoted to giving you some idea of what to expect on this occasion. You will be delighted with the many beautiful halftone illustrations we have gathered for your inspection. Even though there may be a doubt about going next year, by all means enjoy this page of beauty. She &mti.ag Sritmrn? Order from Your Newsdealer Today MISSION TO VATICAN STIRS UP ENGLISH Italy Consulted on How? ard Appointment?More Blame for Censor! London by wireless via Lo-iisburg. N. B . i'rr. IT. Much comment has been eraue< reeeat a; ? ment of Sir Het.ry Howard on a spe? cial miss.on to the Vatican. The Prot '. Alliance made a protest to the Foreign Office. Sir Eyre Crowe has repl-.ea to the secretary of the alliance la part as follows: "Th<- Italian | ornasen,1 was made acq tainted tioa of h-.t majesty's government prior to the ap Dtment. It Is well to understand that missions, either penuanei temporary, lo not run counter to 1 SOS and ha-. question b- . government oing news reaa Bureau ?. f it well that the public should know that an e on ar.;. - ? of the mis?ion ? Vatican, yet we observe that ecrtl or eontem porar -ewi." -..' de? clined to be musxled on a - portar.co. 'Ths Da f ' tha m i s - - fcusti the poi iy re? : rench - ;. "The New Statesman' analyzes the fubject from sot- ? - . 'if not nec of the fee bound to be which ? ?rr.p thing a? pr ffinri, ' .-ward relations ? : I rarre s-d the 'toman :h.' "Wi 'n> ara ara large arhieh in oui - - ited pre?? and examined 1 ira wns made ambai -aordinary to the Vatican iio formai essbaas; s<-nt '? four hundred years. It s a reversal of the policy del.berateiy adot ted t the ?. ' ? -, ? ? ? rmal a e late Mr. mod ever since. It aT Protesta--! itates towel acy. "It may Ho irise or un- ? tvv point we exprei cause no in'orn... "? d a? to the pur- se of the i -aises vari eonsideratii lected r hun? dred reai a great war, i far eei i icuaaion in the | ren "V. i may do ? credit U tha mol Irei ??; eral .? the <">r?.cip.l Pr?s? P ? really time the censor (rave op to treat the pe with contemptuous disretr--. IMMORTALSLAUD FRENCH HEROISM President Poincare and U. S. Ambassador Among Those at Annual Meeting. iii I T.?Tha annual rr?< of : ta French Academy, held I for the pi of prizes I - marie tho on also of a cele.- tioa of 1 rench the war. President Po ? '?' ' s ter of I ? ? are Immortals, and V (?rave? Sharp, the American An ? dor. att4 ? - one Victor Lamy. p?rpet-,?l ??<? retary of I * . ? -. ? "d an ? in which he pi of the national spir t, lie declared her Frai ? clining nation, i - - and that th? movement had reatan -ended France's cult Maurice ! thi dramatis*, ?,"> spoke of the regeneral on of France, which, he said, had pro\i ptien was merely superficiel. Tu? ? I. I>ornav declared, had replaced ... timent I honor, ?urage and I French moi among French ? The Academy's prize money was al? lotted in sums of 1 to 1 >d to charitable isa for : ??-rature to ton s fifty i wnghts, poets and historii The grand prir.e foi litoratora was divided be-- Fugene Le Mouel and Jean I AUSTRIAN TRAINING SHIP SUNK BY MINE Crew and All the Cadets on the Beethoven Reported Lost? Vessel Unknown. Landen, l>ec. it \ Central lew? dispatch from Rome says: "A Triest official has announced the blowing up of a mine and the sinking oi the Austrian training SB th the loss of ? the cadeta on board" Nor.e of the standard Bevel rel ence books ha? mention of a training ?hip named Heetho- <?:, belonging to Au?triaHurijrarr ii a s foui oi nVa shij training of cadets, and it ;>oss:b!.> the outbreak of hostilities other ? d for this pur I I for ? ? u. r.fc purposes her r.iim>- oft ehaagt m The Tennessee at Alexandria. Ale . Tne Aaa?iean 'ich has been r rn Medite eillancc of i MR. LOL?S C III FANVS LATEST GLASS WINDOW. EKII III!DTHEBATHERS." B NOW ON VIEW DAILY PROM 9 'N Ml- 4 (/CI (K K AI UM ANY SIVDIOS. MADISON A\ ILAND45THST. Few Wounded Frenchmen Die Paris, Dec. 17.?No fe?er than '?! per rent of the French ?ounded re? turned to the firinr line before l>t rember 12, accet?lag to Igarea supplied to-day by the aargieal ?e> p?riment of ?he >li?i?try of War. Of the remainder. 21 per rent had been gi\fn eaavalaacaal lea?es, 17 per rent ?ere util! in hospitals and l'j per cent had been discharged from the arm>. three and one-half per cent of the ?ounded died. These statistics demonstrate the remarkable ad\anre made in sur? gery and show a lower percentage of deaths from wounds than in any preceding ?jr. LARKIN TALKS AS HEARERS FIGHT Blows Struck as Irish Vol? unteers Listen to Attack on Governments. NEWSPAPERS BLAMED FOR STARTING ROW Orchestra Quiets All by Patriotic Tunes Agitator Explains Slur on Flag. James Larhia, lr'?h labor agitator, -vho may be deported from the I'nr.ed for an a'.?e?ed slur aaei Utericaa fla? wh:rn he is ?aid to have made dinng an address severa! wee<? ai a meeting held by the New York Irish Volunteer Commit Terrace Gai laa leal ; Ight in so Brouiir.g hi? audience that a ger.en! fight was narrowly averted. Several blow? were actually | a reportar a ts assaulted, New V'.rn '"^?;spers in g?rerai and The ' ? York Tribune ?-. aarticelai ^ere charged arith conspiring to break up *?< aifht'l :ig, and for ? time \t looked as If pandem?nium wou..i break and tl th might be ? ? police reserve?. I? c<v:-?e ' . ??? . r ?-.,. against orderly government in general It Hntair. in pari !ar, Li ? er any blasted any idiotic En| ask afU <-och." Thh- | -?. were I "lid be question ?' 'he hall. During the ere truck Larnia jumped ? way ? en ?d. prabbed one who were ::. danger of ph; toward and up !; ? ? ] latform. ? en before thooe ? houted, bn ? '?r ? get a chance in Jeremiah A. ' rney and chairman of ? g. announced : is come to my notice that Tne N'ex ork Tribune an<! other v - ? v Hv ?> Dl men 'o this meeting to I th the objer?. , ' Bg 'up and deel I *s ef ? ? ? became deaf"-i ? ;i time it looked a? though i.faced bai ? ? apoi . men and woma B I :. ?omebodi . .? ? ? pai ? Peti ... a pi? ? ? ?a l1 him to n?e. ? -ring to the claree made against him 1 "n American flag a rat- Midi "I meant the l'nion Jack, not the ? ? Ui tl M ? -at. al? though he had been - to lecture or ? 1/owell had cai teei roi ri afeyei ago in P which he strongly lai: Mai and laae. ?'1 am glad ?t happened so, because stmospheie ?o cl"- 'hat which acema Prefeeaei WAR PRISONERS IN GERMANY 520,000 Delay in Delivering Letters and Money Explained ? Better Service Promised. Itr ' . " Leadea, L>ec. IT. Ir. an official com? munication received to-day at the rom 1 I '? rn.a!. War Offlee ? -d that the delay in delivering li and money to prisoner? of ?ar !?? ter? of arar not ?thai matter ha.i I ?horou^fhlj future ed to a minimum. Bee recent!;. ., regulation form el ? wbieb Um .... -.. familii . eee ea wore pri?t? d In -orne "ix lmiguatrcs At nre?, of all eommai ? en prisoners in or Germaay is done .,;? ti . London and Berlin po*t I ? * .he letter? passing "hrout-h The Hatjii- i aa? aad money rwarded * ?ce CRUISER FINISHED IN LESS THAN YEAR i s described ?? Admiralty a? a record in ship ?d to-day. ne ?ne was del.-. ! placed :n I elf month? kid per.tied in the . 191b). < ammel!. t ?he . dia< ?ind has a speed o. thirty CARRANZA TAKES TORRE?N GATEWAY Villa Army. Defeated at San Pedro, Retreats Into Stronghold. BIG MOVEMENT Or TROOPS FOR NORTH BUss Reports Sending Warning to Mexicans Not to Endanger Americans. :bj ie.?r?rh n Ifta H El Pasa. Tex., Lee. IT. San Pedro, ra H.;er-a'? army made its last '" M ' xico, to-da occupied ;by Carranza troop?, com? manded by (?er.cral vaeqoez, see to advices received b] I consulate here. The town was capt? ured after a twelve-hour battle, in which the Vilia army was defeated and driven back to Torreon, the dispatches An attack on Torre?n proper fol the capture off San Pedro, Car lanzista advices declare, and the city, which has beer. n Id in the north, is surrounded to-nigh: by an army of 10,. I anaasa men, and rapture is said to be ser ti reatened. Carrnr.T stas m;-- | ? battle at ? in to be a long and stubborn tha depar* . ' ? ? Intonio Villareal with the < Tar/a arrry at that i at Tie Monterey ? - - and a to rearh Torre?n rar! - to-morn Frov til pointa it i Villa territory in the ,-ii.rrh. Cam ? \ given sat eti en and aupi Realising the -? tha new Carranza movement. General Villa has available . arrii r.g to-night from ith of railroa ? ? ? from a say the ?ame genera' along all the une < | la had cau?? ?? ? reos on to h? made fhat he ha a!! of is learned now that he ha availahle 'or thi . and ? .ve to be - ?. ? lahington, Dee. 11 mending the troops on the Mexican border, Department ai Ramirez, military I --neral ?eria, the Villa commander of the Mexican forces besieging General emires waa told !>y Genera! - it was ai> Maytorena forces in shapii | perations ag Carra* a (Told danger to life at: 1 pr.-fit ? '????? ' 'ok to comn- nica te s to MaytOl quarters here no predictions nre ! ? -e the : States will pursue, but ?hat after Brisra liief of army, arrives a? with bo'h to of .rther n have ? ? - ? ' r-;eh'a. in tha state of tVie ?ame '?ame. ? i arransa 'orre? h- f no hi ? -'tas. A report I tata D( ant to-day that Cen in be ? ng. Itan, Tex.. Dec. 17.?It on til eft la?t train bfnri' . City to - ng "P the nt ? ? nuld reach Nat o ei -? oon. ..- tha troop?: ?o Arizona came unexpectedly, and found - <?>?? re-? -. leave, but va* Here ? -aw-ng on the younger <-ommiB?:one,d perooi nal wit regiments at Qo aetoi_ PTOMAINE POISONING IN MILITARY CAMP London, Lee. IT. Or.e hundred and SO of ptomaine poison ? ease. _ Blarkheath is an open common, ear | ?67 acre?, in tha County of Kent, les east of St. Paul'*. I.- ? .-. orite hoiiii ' has apparently I into r.g ground for new troops. Saks $25 Suits and Overcoats for Men are made on the theory that if the best a man can do is no better than another man can do the best he can do is to quit C In other words. Saks clothes at $25 are not made to equal other $25 clothes, but to surpass them. C| The chief trouble with $25 clothes is that they are just $25 clothes, and when you've said that, you are through. CJ The chief merit of Saks $25 suits and overcoats is that they convey infinitely more than they cost. r The fact is, a Saks $25 garment is made, not with the object of how little we can give for that price, but how much. ? So much so, that we occasionally find the cost of production higher than is consistent with fairness to ourselves. ? But in the long run it pays, for the volume of business in Saks $25 clothes is sufficient to take care of the little ex? travagances we indulge in your behalf. That's all?except that we just want you to know that you never in your life worked harder for $25 than we do! Overcoats at $25 Form-fitting double breasters that arc beauties?swagger kimono shoulder coats?smart button-through styles ?conservative coats that are not con? servative?in all the fabrics and col? orings you ?an think of, but specializ? ing on the prevailing preference for plain grays and blues. Suits at $25 C lever close-fitting models, alert with individuality and style: aa well a? regulation conservative effects. Inno? vations in lapels, square cut front?, soft roll collar vests, and double breasted vests, and numerous other distinguish? ing touches. Tailored in a tremendous range of fine fabrics. Saks Silk-Lined Overcoats at $25 Submitted without comment, for there is a finality about this value, which is conclusive and enough. aka $c (Cnmpamj Broadway at 34th Street OIL SPECULATION BARRED IN GERMANY Beriit, Dee. 17 I a! note calls tion to the fact that petr "en hoaH? .lation. The warning t-e'are ? held, ? ecnla ? TROOPS CROSS SEA WITHOUT MAN LOST Pans, T'tr. 17. Orrintf to the ef? ficiency of the Allied fie?-? and de ??pite the presence of I . ?er? " varioua oceans, the Min.?ter of Marine ?ad to-day not a man had - - ? r.peninir of ho* '. rench -ported to France fr? B I .'Occo, and Tonking, nor of I I . - ? ra .. ? The statement area made to the Naval Comn M f thi : er of ' at the co-operation of ? av-ured the free reviet allied cou trie? le the ?eas anes. The iter said thai tion 1 i navy hf. men and ?pate in land be and h.- -ed in providing: 'oun and workshops. 'TIPPERARY 'KILLED BY BOMB: BRYAN? NO, NOR DANIELS War Song of British Tommies Disappears from Hotel Music Here Because Fees Must Go to American Composers' Society Every Time Melody Is Played. -in't do it. Neither di Bryan, Rut though goo have brother or cousins at the front, or though you' there yourself if yen could, you cai go to ninety and more ..;' the ? . ? hotels in town without hearing "Tip ? ? The people who did it are the ven you'd least suspect. It vas thi American Society of Composers, Au ?hors and I' Th'?. . charge of thf hotel nun. T:< trying to ?urn the public's sympathy tha Ml aa iate money, and meat of the member-! of the Hotel Men's As - ' . ? asead? .-ighted m-, George Mexwell, president of ? ???Ils a differ? a hotel not being a licensee of our society rar play music copyrig: ?? our :: .ill the leadit ind authors are - ? encan nu; our 1 erraan, Austrian u d Lilian. "L i M cent? a i ? m'?t, for the enfrc rcper'orv, a' I ? leweet, M cents 1 ? ? H I Assoi I ;lke u? the goal But t cant io it. Read the ? Hew" i ?> W -h a flourish, Mr. Maxwell drew ?ide pock?-' at tho ar'irles of his society and poin% umphantly to the ?ocaad | are published "Kxtracts from the copy? right ?aw relating to the public - i.on of maeical work?." One af the extracts, in which Mr. Maxwell took viaihh aatisfaetioi forth thai "ana per entitled *:iereto. upon complying erith the provisions of this act, shall have the exclusive right to perform the copyrighted work pub? licly for profit." Again Mr. Maxwell pointed to an ex tract, a lie, should be pon? dered by the hat) 1 ? that any person infringing such .-?ment might be punished b;, :pns ui.ment and a t-.ne of $! "If th< I break the law." he said, "we shall up. Many of them know that, and they ha\ ? liceBM 'e .ifraid of us. .now that Feldman, who hai ? why. Bryan d-dn't do it. ! i Dan? iel?; and the people who did if are ? loaal the best hostleries in town and Important sale today of Men's Reefers or Mufflers ? Fine mercerized, and all silk reefers, in the new up-to-date weaves. Shown in black, white, gray, black and white combined, and a range of smart colors for day, or evening. A splendid gift. $1.00 Reefers.at 55c $2.00 Reefers.at 95c $3.00 & $3.50 Reefers, .at $1.45 $4.00 ex $5.00 Reefers, .at $2.95 Broadway at 34th Street GREEKS ANGRY AT TURKEY'S ACTIONS [Bj ii - aaa, Dec. 17.?Another incident II re '. ?? aggS ?'? 1 ?"'' ' IBS, which are already extremely rant ofleer, ?he Creek nava', a* tache in Constantinople, was arrested on the charge of espionage, 'r.ed an! condemned eta because, while watching amid a crowd of spectators on the quay Tie passage of Turkish - Horn, he een to note dowr the rames of various ships. The Greek M s made a strong protest against the whole pro? ceeding, but the Turr :i the execution of the condemned man. Public opinion is already much in? censed over the renewed prosecutions and wholesale expulsions and spolia of Greeks in Thrace and Asia Minor, which continue ui.abated, de epeated assurances of the r execution, therefore, if carried rill add fuel to the flame of pop? ular indignation, especially m confed? eration of the fact I the death ce on any of the numerous Turk anght during tha !a->t twelve ?iment is still maintaining I le of moderation, but there is no saying how be before it ?ill be ol by increasing pressure of public opin ? ' take a mo.-, energetic stand. BRITISH SHIPS BOMBARD TURKS Aaaeaa, Le.- 17. A Hritnh squadron las hi ..rkish troops who had ntratad Sunday on the coast of f Befes, the arm of the .?Kfcan Sea north of the Dardanelles, according to a dispatch from iiytilsaa. RUSSIANS SINK GERMAN STEAMER sfrad, I'ec. 17 ft wa? officially ?'. day tr.at the steamer Herentie. of the (ierman Levantin? Liae, was sunk off the Turkiah coaat near Kerasunt by a Russian warship after all on board the merchantman had been ordered to leave. Only two Turkish officers and twelve eo'.dier? obeyed the order, and the others went down with the -rip. Keraanat . - a ?raport of Asiatic Tur ???-four miles west of Tre blzoad, on the li'.nc*. - ? BRITISH TO PROBE ACTS OF GERMANS Premier Asquith Appoints Vis? count Bryce and Others to Make Inquiry. London, Dec 17- A committee com? posed of Viscount Bryce. former Bnt Ambaaaador to the United State?; >;r Frederick Pollock. Sir Kdward Clarke, Sir Alfred Hopkinson, Profee 1 .! Fisher and Harold Cox, has been appointed by Prime Minister Aa 'o rrake an inquiry' into the ae .ns of outrage and breaches of the laws of war committed by Ger? many. The Prem.er had promiaed Parlia? ment that he would appoint such ? It It's Advertized in Ihr (Tribune It's Guaranteed. See Editorial Page, Firat Column.