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PRICK FIVE CENTS.
OUT 6 HOURS
Acquittal Surprised Pris?
oner, Who Looked for
WIFE FLED COURT
AS JURORS ENTERED
Congratulations by Many
Friends When Verdict
Father's Desire to Avenge
Daughter Won During De?
bate of Jurors.
?- i ? .r..r;d?n: ot Tli- Tn!> i .r
Maw < 'l'y, Dae. If. William V.
fleary ??? acquitted at 9:04 o'clock
to-nisrht of the murder of Ktigctu M.
Newman, his young son-in-law, on
ITia verdict stunned C'U-aiy.
He had expected either h disagreement
cr conviction in a minor degr.e.
jury was out five hours and
rcurtroom beil indicating that
tha jory was ready to report sounded
at 9:04 o'c'.ock. .Tusuce Morschauser
vrai summoned and he came- u? the
rier.eh three minutes later, nit-trie*. At?
?.crney Gngan. smiling nervously,
?lapped '. i quickly. He sat trat in one
counicl chair, then another, and finally
moved to hii . egular place in front of
four or nve spectator?-, exclu
? reporter , were in the court
toom. but the feet of scores of other
? arr.cd by the courthouse
'Ould br? heard scurrying across
|*| lawn through the rain.
-,ry waa brought in and his mfe
. .y behind him.* The slayer
rmly together, but a
?u?.:-, waa in hia clue? . As he ;
-.---. ' Clear-* placad herself
c him. but she ?? s?, a agitated,
that ?he could not control herself and
? fa rough the re?.r
exit and downstairs t?. the sheriff'?
Search for (leary's Counsel.
Robert M. Moore, of counsel for the
defence, entered. Hm court asked thai
Fran'-. arjr'a chief attor?
ney, be summoned. He could not be
found by the first squad of searchers,
a courthouse bell was again j
sounded. He came in.
the jury," said Justice
were led in. The formality o?
"Defendant, look upon the jury," etc.,
aas dispensed with.
"Gentlemen, have you agreed upon a
verdict'. >>--kcd Cyrus (.'ruin, acting
"We have.'' faiJ Frank Hcddy, the
"What is it?" Heddy said:
?fendant not guilty."
<"'.ear> remained in his chair, looking
steadily n* Middy. He was very quiet
ar.d had himself well in hand.
Con.' ? .I Olery's discharge
Hear. ,,?,d, i-vatling his con
??Tratulating friends, with kindly
glano erar to Heddy, shook
his band, and said:
"1 tiihiik you for your just und merci
nublad something. and
Cleary v. ilked to the other jurors and
ai the real emotion
that i nipped him showed in
his face or I
While tl.?- jury was l.eing discharged
? d down : tairs to h ir ai M
? Uaiy, after a fe?"?'
minute.- t..aether, emerged crying and
? an automobile, which took
them to the home ?'f <'leary's molhri
in BaTerstraw. The) will go soon on a
'rip to the tro;, ?
Jim Let Thanks.
; rove of ihis verdict,"
say. Tin- attorney?
,i d to the jurai
lin-, imiled. TWier?
'ration. A few
eheerad, but though
"?e ?. net ordar the noise
t*J*ked ? did not continue long.
The i. rj took several ballots, the
ir ? ?/ht foi a?-<iuitt;.|
?'"d f? 'iviction. No degree
?as discussed then, and though fur-,
? ii-.?a. ,! tha aaaae aitaa
1,0,1 " i. ef the decree SMU
ip. (leary's act wa
r-jvei) en the ground that he sought t?
th? -.r.lation faf honor ef his
0 ?m the giound that h.
.' he was doing wher
?v h;.?l no ?tatement t?.
Clear? earlier in the
?lung in the do
. .l.ii'-M.iu?. aid
?"Ht there had not been ?mv diacard
. Fr' ti, father of the dea.l ,
?ay, waa n it in eouit. He could not be
1 nut gu awav to the Booth
?Ji.til late next week, it is .said. His,
<JauBht,r ?aril] accompany him and his
wife. When he returns from this trip
? will reao-jM his duties of town clerk
t?a?, a position held by his
? ?n.-teuviim Aids ( learv.
I'1? th? courtroom i... m
.'clock ... -,
lea bad i.n,shed
n charge of two
?ran were taken
;*" '"?'"' ' '.arrow hall
"; ..'...Hiiied les* than hvc nnti
n the room after the jury retired
aridi'.r? *T '-"?^UiU,
tared a'. l,y th.? s[,eetator8 who wtrt.
t ontlgmed ou ,?.,?, g., mt^/t ? I
BOY. SKATER DROWNE
Saves Small Brother at Br
ley Beach with Crowd Nen
Asbury Park. N. .1, Dec. 10.
first skating fatality of the ?-easo
this section occurred to-dtiy, v
Jamos Mudignn, jr., sixteen, lost
life on Sylvan Lake, Bradley Bf
The lake was well filled with ??ka
st the time, but apparently non?*
neaaefj the accident. The victim
hi.? brother Frank, aged nine, ak
| into an open stretch of vnter.
I older buy helped his brother oui
(the wi.tcr, but wag too exhauster
.??ve himself. His body was recovi
twenty minutes after the accident
ARRESTS STREW HISPA
Boston Policeman Busy w
Prisoner Chained to Him
Boston. Dec. 19. Although Iih
capped with a prisoner chained to
\4rist, Police Inspector W. J. Itoo
mail?- two arreMs to-day while bo
from the South station to the Chn
Arriving at the station with a p
oner from Cleveland, the ofticcr
served an nlleged pickpocket in
crowd, and pursued anil captme.l lu
Later, on the **Hy ?? 'he jail. Roo
recognized another man for whom
had a warrant, and arrested r
Rooney saw all three prisoners loc
LOCKED IN A CEI
"Million Dollar Bride"
Hair-Pulling Match witl
fllv Ttlrirapli li Tl-.t* Tr I
Philadelphia, Dec. \9. Mis. Ke
Donaldson, the divorced wife of Ko
Donaldson, of this city and Ham Yo
formerly known throughout
cles in the South as "tne million dol
I ride," to-night vas arrestetl a
locked" -n a cell on charges preferr
by her mother-in-law, following; a ha
pulling: natch at th?.* latter'? home he
The affair has created intense exci'
ment in society circles, owing: to t
prominence O? those concerned
Mm Donaldson, who declared r
came to this city several days so
after htr arrival from London, to-nig
went to the* home of her mother-in-?a
Ml William Donaldson, and request
permission to see her seventeen-ye?
old daughter, who had been left in h
husband's CUStod** after her divor
several years ago. When her reque
was refused and ?he attempted to en*.
the house a scuttle ensued between h.
find the Donaldson:/ maid, each uftc
w. i.? aenisiniT the other of pulling oi
Mrs. Donaldson was pushed to tl
sidewalk, but later trained entrance I
ihe hoBBB and quarrelled with hi
BLothor-iB-laT* until the arrival of
policeman, who had been called by tl
elder Mrs. Donaldson.
Mrs. Keith Donaldson, before hi
marriage in lt06, was Miss Lvelj
Hunter, of Memphis. Tenu. She wi
one of thr most noted beauties of tl
South and was also heiress to grci
wealth. When she wai twenty-one
birthda\ dinner was given for her, at
under her plate was a check lor $1
090,000, the gift of her uncle, (harli
R. Payne, of TOXBB, a partner of Jame
Henry i "Silent") Smith. This gift r*
sulted in hor becoming known *
"The Million Dollar Brida*1 when ht
betrothal to Keith Donaldson was ar
nounced. Her father, A. Willis Hunte
a cotton broker of Memphis ami Ch
cago, was also wealthy.
After her marriage to Donaldson, th
young: bride entered New York societ;
and for a while had grant social sui
numbering among her intim?t
friends Mrs. Eule French Yuiiderbi!
and Mr- Smith Collins McKim. Sh
had a town house m Last .Vith st. an
a iountrv re.-idence at Cedarhurst.
Ht views on an ideal husband fol
"When abroad I studied the Conti
i.'iitiil gentlemen," she .-aid, "but
found them way back in the field whci
?i.e- tu racing with Southerner.'
.:is. They do equn
Northern men. 1 must admit, but th
em men, either Eaaternars o
Westerners, are not Httod to he hus
lai..!-. I think every Northern fathe
should send hi.- son South for a ?niati
lug education in gallantry. Hi- wil
learn much that will make him litte
to compete with tin* hundred? of for
?-, who come to Sam York am
break into the families of the rich."
FRANIK CASE ONCE
MORE IN BALANCE
Habeas Corpus Appeal to United
States Supreme Court
Depends on Judge.
Atlanta, Inc. li?. Attorneys lor l.eo
M. Frank, under death iinteiicc for the
murder of Mary Phagan, to-day made a
second effort to bring his conviction
before the united States Supreme
Court for review. Federal Judge New?
man denied a petition for Frank's, re?
lease on a I. iboas corpus writ, and a
?i for an appeal innjii diately \sas
j.m-tilted. It will be passed on by
rludse Newman Monday.
Then was some confusion regarding
uiiti it lust was announced
that .1 nilge Newman had granted it.
ih stated lo-night, however, that his
announcement was that he was "in
elinad to grant the appeal." Under ?t
federal statute? a federal judge, in
grunting an appeal in habeas corpus
pun eetlings, must . issue a certificate
stating that in his opinion there is
"probable cause for an appeal."
The habe: s corpus writ was sought
on the ground that Frank's constitu?
tional rights were violated, in that lie
B*afl "involuntarily absent" from the
courtroom flshen the verdict 44 as an?
nounced The pi i.-oner's attorneys ai
Kued thai the oeor**ia -t?te court? lost
Jurisdiction in the case when he wa
denied th? light ta face the juiy ..*
the culmination of his trial. The. .1.
r-lared, therefore, th.it Frank had
deprived af hi? liberty without due
pi*ocoai of law.
A writ fur a S. ni.i.- CoBl ievnw
of the a - recently was denied BJ
lioth state and federal court.- in a pro
eeedini bused OB practically .' e sume ,
contentions, but not involving a habeui? j
corpus petition. '
URGED TO CURB
Dr. G. M. Kober Asserts
Law as Planned by Trib?
une Woulcf End Evil.
BAR MAILS TO
Commission to Study Way
to Efface Exploitation of
Secret Drugs Proposed.
H'r.-in a S-.irT i ?? r?BBJSBJf*Sl t af Tl.?* IMaM I
Washington, Dec. 1!'. Dr. t.eorg?- M.
I Kober, president of the National As?
sociation for the Study and Preven?
tion of Tuberculosis, in nn intci vn-w
to-day said that a federal commission
should be appointed to investigate the
1 utent medicine traffic. He would have
ti.( commission componed af repro*
.?ontatives of the Postal I'-epai trnt-nt,
tie Bureau of Chemistry and the PbI
lie Health Service.
National legislation, a? argod b]
The Tribune, Dr. Kober .?aid, would
nlone end the evil m this country.
"The crusade of The Tribune against
the nostrum evil and fake cure.
Dr. Kober, "will be hailed with delight
!.. e.ery person 4vho ha? made a study
of the baneful effects of this nefarious
business upon the health and gri,.-,al
4.11 fare of the community.
"Some idea of the enormity af the
1 rostrum evil may hn formed by a
pi rusa] of th.* Report of Commission?
er Octavius C. Reale to th.* Parlia
j nient of the Commonwealth of Austru
j lin, and an inspection of the
! rcoms of the Division of Drug? of the
Bureau of Chemistry, Department of
Agriculture, where thousand? of prep?
arations may be fotiiul
Many Patent*? Issued.
"Tue Commissioner of l'atei.
formed mc in l'JOh the.t, up to October
31, IMS, the office hi id i--ue,i L'.NU
patents and 8,1198 trade mark an
drugs, chemicals and medical com?
"Dr. Lyinan F. Kebler, Chief of the
Division of Drugs of the Bureau pf
Chemistry, writes ate that there are
; bout JS.ooo proprietary medieiai
the maiket in this country, BOt one
tenth of which have been analysed by
hi? office for lack of laboratory force.
"Reputable physicians <L> not traffic
in secret drugs, a? the""?Th?c.s of the
American Medical Association consider
it derogatory to professional character
fOl physicians to hold patents for
mtdicines or to dispense 01 promote
the use of secret medicines, for if
lach nostrums ate of reai efficacy
any concealment regarding them is
inconsistent with benel'cerice and pro?
fesional liberality, and if my tery
alone can give thenf rublic notoriety
such craft implies either disgraceful
ignorance or fraudulent avarice.
"My interest in the subject of the
nostrum evil begun In 1896, when, as a
member of the committee of the Medi?
cal and Surgical Society of the I1
triet of Columbia to investigate the
extent of the opium hibi\ I hat! occa?
sion to witness the physical and moral
impoverishment which resulta from
the use of drugs which enslave.
"Investigation into the causes of tne
opium habit led to the decision that
one class of subjects contracted the
habit by the use of the milder prepara?
tions of opium and vurou- proprietary
remedies, commonly known as pain
killers, soothing syruns and cough and
How Habits Are Formed.
"Another class evident!*/ a'-quired
the habit by the constant use of pre?
scriptions containing opium or ils
preparations for the ral ? ' pi pain, the
individuals being at III - quite uncon*
SC?0UB of the enslaving nature of the
"The third chlM of persons belonged
? onllnned ?m imsr 7. column I
SNARE TO TRAP
! Governor - Elect's Action
Leads to Hint Right Trail
Has Been Found.
HARDEST WORK DONE,
Solution of Murder Mys
! tery, He Asserts, Merely
a Matter of Hours.
Supreme confidence was expressed by
James A. Delehanty, Assistant District
Attorney, last night that the solution
of the Haff murder mystery was merely
a matter of a few hours. This tate
iiicnt, coupled with the announcement
1>\ District Attorney Charles S. Whit
man that he him?elf would direct the
work af the grand jury in its con
thaUSd investigation to-morrow, lends
? color to the theory that some of the
prisoners now in custody are unpli
; Sated m the shooting of the West
Washington Market poultryman.
"The hardest work in the case has
bean done," said Mr. Iielehaiity last
night. "Little remains to be acconi
pllshed. It is probable, however, that
additional arrests will be made in the
Mr. Delehanty laughed at the state?
ment which appeared in a newspapti-,
to the effect that $280 was the price
paid by business rivals of Baff for the
commission of the crime.
"That is buncombe," he remarked.
1 "As a matter of fact, we arc not so
much interest? ! in the price for
the crime as w are In the identity of
the conspirators who formed the plot
and paid for it. We think that we
kiio-.v them, and they will be placc-d
under arrest at the proper time."
Whitman to Push Case.
i 'I ne fact that (iovernor-elect Whit?
man has decided to take persjnal
ehurge of the conduct of the case
?i?n?eforth was regarded last night as
most significant. It was pointed out
that Mr. Whitman could hardly consent
t< give up his time unless he wag con?
vinced that the investigators had
struck the i ight trail.
Itsidor Lizanaky, an employe ef the I
murdered poultryman, who overheard
ill?? telephone conversation which aum
t.iotied the latter to his death, was
placad under arrest yesterday, and,
with James Moore, previously arrestui,
was arraigned before Judge Malone, of
Ganara] Sessions, in the letter's cham?
bers. Both ?ere charged with being
material witnesses in the BafT case
and were remanded in $10,000 bail each.
<>n the night of tke murder Lizan
!>ky followed Barnet Baff, it is said,
from the store, and was directly
around the corner when the shooting
Harry Cohen, alias "Kid Griffo,"was:
; rraigned also before Judge Malone,
and was remanded as a material wit
i .??? to the House of Detention. It is
believed he furnished the District At?
torney's office with valuable informa?
tion concerning the activities of his
two brothers, Joseph and Jacob, both
under arrest charged with assault in :
Hie first degree on A. T. Pearson, the
1.;. '?-rn representative of the Nation?
al Cari?t Live Poultry Dealers' Associ?
Peareaa was a friend of Raff and
vus hated by th?- same rivai business
ta which were antagonistic to j
?i.?- murdered man. Joseph and Jacob'
I ?ntiniirit ?ll |.rn. 7. ?oliimn 3
CHRISTMAS SPIRITS LURED
HIM INTO BURGLARY TANGLE
Bookkeeper, After Celebrating, Finds Himself in An?
other's Bedroom?Arrest Follows, and Then
1 le Loses F^ace in Bank.
A touch af Christmas was too much
for George h\ Mead. ft four years
employed in the Mechanics' and Metals
National Bank, at M Wail st., he lad
the safe and sane life of a bookkeeper.
He was. his employers ?aid, "sober.
honest and industrious." Previous
Chnst.nases were weathered easily and?
successfully, but the one now impend
illt: was scheduled to bring abou. his
Oh Friday the bank made its annual i
distribution ??f I hristmas funds, Bad I
Mead ?as th.- recipient ef ?MS? At 5
O'clock, suffused, it is assumed, with
th? Christmas spint, he left the bunk
and departed in the general direction
of his home, at II Wyona st., Brook
lyn, where he lives with his wife anu
Cn'?1'- . ,. J? IT
The next eleven hours in Meads life
would be represented in fiction by a
line of asterisks By piecing together
bits of evidence, the conclusion was
reached yesterday that at least a por?
tion of the time was spent in c?l?br?t
inj; the fact that Christmas comes but
om-e a ?ear. The form of the cekbra
ti?i can only be guessed at; the $65,
Ht UI1> rata, a?ra?** * U? ?tarlaaj th
.-la-von hour? ended at 1 ?> clock
.,!.,>? moiiiing. At ?????' instant
?... ,i ?M standing in the bedroom of
Mr. and Mr?. Winfred llausihild, at
?',.? Kwigreen av., Williamsburg. The
Hauschilds live only three mile.? from
Mead's home, so be. bad mad?, piogrea?-..
How he gained entrance to the BOBBC
not even Meud himself could explain.
Kvery door and every window was,
locked, Bnd not one of them was broken
Hauachiid awoke, sensed that some
one 4vas in the room, and asked: "What
do you wunt?"
"Don't move or I'll shoot,!" cried
Both Mr. and Mrs. Hauschild moved,
however, the former to summon his
brother-in-law and the latter to attract!
a policeman by calling from a window.!
Meanwrhilc Hauachiid ami the brother-,
in-law bottled with and .?uhdued Mead,
who, it appeared, was unable to carr*"
out Ins shooting threat, lacking a gunl
Than the policeman arrived.
The struggle with the t4\o men hsd
shaken Mead out of hi.? "celebration
stupor," and he was as rauch mystified
as the others as to how, why or when
he had entered the llauschild house?
hold. Investigation showed that noth?
ing in the house had been disturbed.
Mead was no alarmed by the occur?
rence that he offered the policeman the
remaining $50 of the Christmas bonus.i
in addition to a gold watch and chain,'
if he would consent to "lose" him on
the way to the station house.
Later the arrested man pleaded on;
behalf of hie wife and child to be re-:
leased, hut Hauschild refused to drop
the mutter, and Mead was held on a
eharge of buiglary. lie was arraigned
ami buil l.xed at ?1.UOO.
'I he crowning proof that < hnstnus.
,- an uiifortutiut?. time in Mead's lifej
-ti4.il for last night, when his
employei- -eut wort! that he hud loat'
aoaitioa at the bunk. The police
-carchi d the man's record for the past
ten years and were unable to tind any-1
thing againat him. ?
. - -
MRS. HENRY CLF;WS, JR.. AND HER SON, OGDF.N GOELF.T.
^m\tmmmL. .. -' . - ._:- _
MRS. GOELET WEDS
CLEWS IN HASTE
Guests and Florists Brush
Elbow* as Couple
Go to Altar.
LICENSE ONLY HINT
OF THE WEDDING
Both Have Been Divorced and
Marriage Cuts Bride's AH
mony in Half.
After a day spent in hasty prepara?
tion, amounting almost to wild con?
fusion, Henry Clews, jr., and Mrs. Klsie
Whelen Goelet were married last night
at the home f Mrs. Goelet, 8 Washing?
ton Square North. So much had to be
done in the time available that the ar?
rangements had hardly been completed
before the wedding had taken place.
In fact, it might be said to have "oc?
The ceremony had been scheduled
for 2 o'c'-ck but Mr Goelet, who had
been out all morning arranging busi?
ness affairs, did not arrive at her home
until after that hour. The work of
decorating the roo-s for the occasion
?vas still under way when the lirst
guests arrived, ami was not completed
until 4 o'clock.
The Rev. Dr. W. A. I'atton, of Wayne,
renn., officiated, and there were present
only the members of the families of
the bride and bridegroom. The guests
were Mrs. C. H irtman Kuhn, of Phila?
delphia, mother of the bri.'e; Mr.
Kuhn, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Whelen,
barathea and sister-in-law of Mrs.
Goelet; Mr. ami Mrs. Henry Clews, si?.,
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Parsons, brother
iri-liivv and sister of the brlil-^rnom,
and Mr-. Goelet's two -"ii . OfsJea and
Peter. ? ?
Th- eereaaon) was performed in the
BBasIc room al Mrs. (ioelet's home. A
temporary altar had been placed in the
northwest corner of the room, and both
the music and dining rooms were dec?
orated elaborately with banked palms
and ferns, calla Iil.es, lilies-of-the-val
ley and chrysanthemums.
The guests left the house immedi?
ately after the wedding. Ur. Pattou
was the first to depart, and was driven
in Mr. Kuhn's car to the Pennsylvania
Station in time for the 6 o'clock train
Profound secrecy attended the ar
langements for the marriage, and the
first inkling of it came yesterday
morning, when Mr. Clews and Mrs.
Goelet applied for a marriage license.
Mr. ("lews gave his age as thirty-eight
and his occupation as an artist. Mrs.
Goelet said she sraa thirty-three years
Neither the bride nor the bride?
groom would make any statement yes?
terday as to their plans, and the an?
swer given by every one connected '
with the Goelet household to requests
for information was "I don't know."
Some comment was aroused by the
action of Mr (':.?.?. ?'s eleven-year-old
son, Henry Clews. :id. The bov arrived
in the car of Mr?. Henry clews. ?r?
accompanied by the children of Her?
bert rat-seas, who ha?i Been! the -lay
with him at his father's studio, 143
Kast 19th st.
When the car was driven up to the
Goelet home young Clew? refused ta
it ave the machine Instead, he di?
rected the chauffeur to drive him back
to the studio. Hia grandmother's ef?
forts to induce him to accompany her
were a total failure.
It was .-aid yesterday that the wed
HENRY CLEWS, JR.
oing had not been definitely decided
! upon until alter the arrival from Eu?
rope of Mr, CleWB, who returned on the
, Floride or; Friday morning. Certainly
there had been sufficient haste to
cause some con fusion.
The guests straggled along from 2
to 4 o'clock, and men carrying jfreut
ee of ferne and ?aman kept pour?
ing in'o the house almost up to the
i moment of the ceremony, and'mingled
i with tiie gaeate as they put the final
| touches on their work.
Art and divorce stand out promi
, nanti}* in tin* recent history ot both
brida and bridegroom. Asan artist and
writer, Mr. Clew? attracted consider?
able attention in Paris. His wife, who
was Miss Louise Hollingsworth, of
Baltimore, had previously been mar
i ' .1 to I retiene Gcbliard, from whom
: she obtained a divorce, October 'J6,
Sin- .-,nt'11 Mr. Clews in th<* French
. f-ourts in 1910,.BBd w?s granted u di?
vorce on -(rounds of extreme .ir.differ
ei.i.e and cruelty to her and indiffer?
ence to their*two chiWron. Since then
Mr. Clews has spent most of nis time
at his studio, at lit Fust lUtll st.,
next to that occupied by Robert
Chandler, one of his close friends.
lira. Clew-, BOW lives in Paris and has
Mrs. Goelet secured a divorce from
B bert Goelet in the Rhode Island
. courts, und the Anal decree was grant?
ed October 5 of this year. She charged
her husband with extreme cruelty ami
was given custody of the two children
and MO.OO0 annuaUy for her support
; nil theirs. Her marriage to Mr. Clews,
under the terms of the divorce, re
duees this allowance to J'JO.niin.
A wide difference in tasN's 4va->
' brought out in the testimony in the
'divorce action. Mr. Goelet. was fond
of outdoor sports, while his wife de?
voted herself almost entirely to her
art. She was un excellent caricaturist,
and attained considerable skill as u
painter of marine pictures, under the
instruction of Mr. Clews, having stud-1
led with him in his studio here.
She was the lirst woman in New
York society to advocate the Greek
form of garb, and provided herself
with a number of Grecian costumes,
which were widely commented upon.;
Lust winter she became interested in i
?vtBtion while in Florida, and made
severul flights with Miss Rut! Law, at
While nothing definite could be
learned last night as to where the
honeymoon will be spent, it was re?
ported that Mr. anil Mrs. Clews would
, go to Philadelphia for a few days with
1 Mrs. Kuhn and depart later for an ex?
tended sojourn in the South.
STRONG FOR PEACE
Rome. Dec. 19. The Senate ad?
journed yesterday after a unanimous .
; BaBBlfaatatiOfl in favor of peace. In
the coin-?- of the session Premier Sa- j
landru expr?s id the hope that as 18L*i
had 'liarKetl the conclusion of peace'
?after the Napoleonic wars, o 1915 '
Would h. marked by a lasting peace in
Italy vould acquire yet more
glorv und greutnc--.
DRAWING, STATEROOM SLEEPING
CARS. N. Y., AIKEN A. AUGUSTA
\ in SOUTHERN RAILWAY. Lv. New
York d.iih 1S.0A u. m Lnuln-f car a?*i
M.e. N, Y. Uft.ee --'tit Filth Ave?Advt.
BRITISH SHIPS SHELL
Fleet Fire at Night Sweeps Nieuport
Middlekerke Line?Enemy Replies
from Land with Naval Guns.
PETROGRAD CLAIMS GERMAN CHECK
Russians Foil Attempt of Kaiser's Troops to
Cross to South Bank of Vistula
Berlin's Celebration Premature.
The British fleet has again come to the aid of the land forcea, and
is reported to have shelled the German positions between Nieuport and
Middlekerke. The Germans are said to have used 12-inch naval guns in
replying to the enemy's fire.
In Flanders the British troops were forced yesterday to yield
several of the trenches they had captured the day before. The Indian
corps, on the other hand, made an advance of several hundred yards.
Near Linons a German column was surprised while marching and waa
annihilated, according to the French official report. The Allies have
brought up an enormous weight of artillery to clear the way for the in?
fantry, and are pushing their offensive with vigor, though the bad con?
dition of the ground and the stubborn counter attacks of the Germana
combine to make their progress slow.
The Germans, attempting to cross from the north to the south bank
of the Vistula, have been driven back and their pontoon bridgea seized
by the Russians. The fighting in the Byura River region (south of the
Vistula) is continuing. The Russian grip on Cracow has not been
loosened by the German offensive in Poland or the Austrian attacks from
the Carpathian passes. The lack of d?tails in both the Petrograd and
Berlin official reports concerning the reported German victory in Poland
is taken to indicate that the great celebration in Berlin was premature.
Posen, Cern?an Army Headquartera '
in the East, Der. 18, via Berlin and
London, Dee. 20, 3:59 a. mj?Field
Marshal ron Hindenburg's army took
l.owie/. to-day <Friday), after heavy
fighting for several days, and com?
pelled the further retirement of the '
Petrograd, Dec. 19. The following
official communication was issued to?
night from General Headquarters:
"On the ? ght bank of the Vistula
I North Poland) there has Seen no
change. An attempt by th.e enemy tj
proceed from the right bank of the
Vistula pe?r Dob.yzn was repulied by,
artillery fi-e. The^?tie?ny has beta
compe'led to evacuate quickly an
island In the Vistula -whicl. he had oc
c; pied. We seized at this point aev
er?l MrtHocVn arldfe*.
"The lighting on the Bzura River has
begun io develop. We have repulsed
several German atta;ks in other re?
gion*. On the left bank ?f the Vistula
there have been engagements only by
"In West Galicia, on the left bank of
the Dounaietz, on the night of Decem?
ber 17-18, we captired as many aa a
thousand prisoners belonging to a Ger?
man division which already had been
engaged in this region.
"A .Urong force from the Przemynl
garrison attempted to open the railway
in the direction .of. Bierocza 'to the
southwest). Our troops are fighting
here under favorable conditions."
Berlin's Celebration of Big
Victory Believed Premature
London, Dec. 19.--Berlin's celebra?
tion of a great German victory in Po?
land, dispatches to-day indicate, was
premature. All that the German head?
quarters says of the battle there in to?
day's report is that the pursuit of the '
The Russian official report received
to-night savs that the engagements
which have taken plate on the left
bank of the Vistula have been nothing
more than outpost affairs. In these
the Russians would seem to have been
i ngaged in holding the Germans, while
the Russian main force was forming
along the Bzura River, where a battle
is beginning to develop and the Ger?
man attack is said to have been re?
As was expected, the Germans made
en attempt to cross the V'is-tula in an
mcreavor to outflank the Rus?ians, but,
this was frustrated by a destructive
1 re from the Russian artillery and the
seizure of the pontoon bridges.
Despite the desperate work facing
them in North Poland, the Russians
continue their operations in Beat Prus?
sia and hgaii.it Cracow, while In West
? '.rn Galicia they are taking up uosi
tions along the Dounaietz River in an
attempt to stop the flow of the Aus
I'art of the Przemysl garriscn har
made a sortie in force in an atte.npt to
oDer* the railway to the southwest, and
is ?riving battle to the Russian be?
Details of Success in
Poland Kept from Berlin.
Berlin ( by wireless to Sayville, Long
Island), Dec. 19.- In the absence of fur?
ther advices regarding the reported
German victory in Russian Poland, the
German newspapers contain little com?
ment on the situation in that war
arena. Indeed, while it is announced
that the retiring Russians are being
followed- up, nothing is known of the
character of their retirement or of the
pursuit, and no details have been mad.?
public of Field Marshal von Binden?
The Austrians appear to have aban?
doned for a time all operations in
Servia. Teutonic military critics are
of the opinion that the Austrians were
faced with the question of either
strengthening their forces in Servia or
in Western Galicia, and that they chose
the latter course, as it was the one
that required the greatest urgency.
Later events, the military observers
say, fully justified the Austrian army
headquarters staff's decision. The op
??rations in Servia will 1>e resumed, it
is expected, as soon as West Galicia is
cleared of the Russians.
Austrians Meet Stubborn
Resistance Near Cracow.
Vienna via Amsterdam and London),
Dec. 19. The following official com?
munication was issued to-day:
"Our forces, which advanced beyond
the line from Krosno to Zakliczyn,
again met with stubborn resistance yes
tentinara? ve i.agt S, ?. ululan 4
Dover (via '. ondon), Dec. 20.?Be?
tween Nieuport and Middlekerke the
German poaitions were heavily shelled
by the British warshiie between Fri?
day midnight and 7 o'clock Saturday
morning.. It Is said that the Germane
replied a? one point with 12-inch aaval
During the earlier stage of the action
the German fire was heavy, but appar?
ently the ?uns were destroyed or v-lth
drawn, as the reply early in the morn?
inf as? very slack.
London. Dec. tf.? Bringing up an
enormous weight of artillery to clear
j th? ?.?y fer tha Infantry, the Allies
?re hurling great forces against the
German lines in Flanders and Fran?-e.
Their offenaive, which goes on with
great vigor despite the bad condition
af the ground, la being met with a
determined resistance, and, while they
sei m to have captured many of tho
enemy's trenches, the Germans, in turn,
have beaten them back at several
points. To-night's French official re?
port says that the British troops lost
several trenches that were captured
I The offensive is being pushed with
considerable force from the Belgian
border south to the River Oise, where
the line turns eastward.
The Germans keep up violent coun?
ter attacks, and by these and the use
of mines have in some cases suececd
eu in preventing the Allies from foi?
l-wing up their advantage.
Similar tactics are being adopted by
Loth sides along the rest of the front,
with gains and losses which art*
marked in fractions of miles.
Military observers point to a co
; ordination of military movements in
the East and West, the offensive move?
ment of the Allies jn northern Franc?
and Flanders keeping the Germans en?
gaged and preventing them from send?
ing reinforcements eastward. The Al?
lies claim gains in Flanders and France
during the last few days which are
-aid to counterbalance German ad?
vances in Poland.
Progress of the Allies in tfie vicini'y
of La Bass?e, where the Germans had
clung tenaciously to their poaitions for
so many weeks, is regarded hero as
particularly noteworthy, as the. Ger?
mans' spe&rpoint there had presented
an irritating problem. The advance
of the Allies thus far has been slow,
but British military critics expect it
to gain impetus.
In a message from Antwerp to th-*
Amsterdam "Telegroaf" it is a?.
that the Germans, in preparation ?
u possible retirement, are conatructiok
a line of defence ai'ross Belgium, from
the Scheldt along the Dendrc River to
Maubeuge, on the French frontier.
This, if true, might be considered only
| a measure of precaution.
Paris, Dec. 19. The following olfi
' r-ial communication was issued to-night
by the French War Office:
"In Belgium in the region of Steea
straete an attack by the enemy has
, been repulsed and we have made prof ?
| ress in the neighborhood of Korteken
"The British troops have lost in the
vicinity of Neuve Chapelle several of
i the trenches which thee captured ves*
; te-rday. In the meantime the Indian
corps has advanced a few hundred
metres toward Richcbourg L'Avou?.
, ? "The enemy has displayed activity
j in the direction of Thiepval and
; Lihons. At the latter place a detach?
ment of the enemy was' taken by sur?
prise in marching column and literally
"From the Oise to the Vosges theie
; has been no imident worth notinc."
Following is the text of the official
: communication given out this after?
"During the day of December 18 we
organized in Belgium the territory won
from the enemy the evening before to
the south of Dixmude, and we advancot*.
our front to the south of the inn at
? "Our advance to the south of Yprgs
I has been i*ontii:ued over a very dim
cult and swampy territory.
"From the Lys to 'the Oise we have
i progressed in the region of Not**?*
Dame de Consolation, to the south ??
: La Btass-ie, by more than one Wtl?
i metre. During the Isst two days we
also mude progres.-, in the direction of
: Carenrv, Saint Laurent and Rlengy.
"In spite of very spirited counter
i attacks the positions taken by us M
December 17 have been retained.
"In the region of Albert during the
I nigi.t from December 17-18, and dur
Ilng the day of the 18th, we advanced
under u very violent fire of the enerar,
(..oiinurd oat i*??*;*, cotuaaa a .._