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Moaaow FAia.
Yesterday's Teraiiasrsilurv?:
High, it: lam. J?
l*Ull report un l'?ge ?.
First to Last?the Truth: News -Editorials - Advertisements
T.XXV. -Xo. 15,202.
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1 Kit? r? 1>.N r, 1. r.A 1 risMuini? tu o cknt?*.
Goes to Hospital After
Acute Attack?Rest?
ing Quietly.
Surgeons Issue Two Bul?
letins Giving Assurance
of His Safety.
Mayor Mitehel was operated upon for
appendtr.t..- Bl RooseTelt Hospital late
vester.d. oft? rnoOB. The operation
mm? ffRBBBBeed highly .?uccessful by
Iir. Charles H Peek, vvho performed it.
lit ?al?l '??'"' leal nicht that, while the
Mayor bad ; SB acute attack, his
eonditi'v entirely satisfactory,
and that bocease of his good health
other?-? b< rallied quickly from the
oprrats'-i and ro complication? were
tt 1:45 nV'iock this R_eSB.Bg it was
S hospital that the Mayor
aras sleepiof soundly and that hi? gen?
eral eeBditiOR was all that could be ex
rrctfl It *.vas said that Dr. Peck
would n IBB I " ? Mayes*?1 room all
i .ht.
The Mayor waa strlekes early yester?
day morning at his home, in the Peter
Rt Kiver-i.l.' Drive and
Nicety eighth Street. He had been in
Salth recently. Re had a
mil?! s'tack of appendicitis last spring,
hu* ?I poaadrd without serious results.
Dr l'ick, the Mayor s family physi
tiar, was summoned at noon. The Mayor
ha.i previously telephoned his secre?
ts- s. Theodore Rousseau, at the City
!I ||, and told him that he would not
t> nh',..I the hearings before
?'-.. Boai I of I 'mate in the afternoon.
He told hi? ?-.cretary that he was suf?
fering from severe pains in hi.s abdo?
t>r Peck soon diagnosed the Mayor's
trout''.? iv- appendicitis, and called in
?Dr, w.Ira_ i . ?Pest, of rtio West
et, and Dr. George E.
Brew?*"*, of 16 East Sixty-fourth Street, i
They ?-..-. s.i".i that an operation was
..-.>. The Mayor was taken toi
the hospital in a private ambulance at
l:?M) p. m. Blfl ? fe and mother, Mrs.
? mpanied him.
(Iperatiun a Success.
?h>. taken to P.oom 4, in
?,_ of the hospital. overlook
Avenue, and prepared for
perstioa. He was taken to the op
. at 5:30 o'clock. Dr. Peck,
sf operating surgeon at
? ;: ?pita., was assisted by Dr.
Po*' At 1:04 the operation was pro
? Rad successful.
The patient wa? taken back to his
room and four r.urses placed in attend?
ance. Mr- Mitehel and the Mayor's
nether Lui :? -rved Room 2, adjoin?
te the Mayor, room. The Mayor's
aunt, Mil Purroy. joined the family
at the I The women remained
at thf ? bedeids until he had
recover??", fi ira the efTects of the anies
t-ttic. ,r's mother and aunt
lift :':.- latfr. Mrs. Mitchel
??mair- husband all night.
It w?. : i at the hospital that
foor-er?* .,? ?Dr, Peck operated upon
Mrs. Mit '-.? i for appendicitis. Dr.
Peek ?_ -hat he sTiouid remain with
Ml d ? patient throughout
the ni(7- * ? '. he did not anticipate
any unfavorable developments. lie
*aid tea condition of the Mayor was
following the usual course of success
'-1 opera*-, ins.
The Mayer was unconscious from
the a- me follow
'- ' iti? n II - -?- kfe and mother
??t I?; or mere than an hour
before | .? '? . them. No
was allow ? room.
held the
BRtieni ?- ?.rip. Dr. Peek cams down
y ''.-rified
the ret r- ? 7>pratinn.
N.-* llulletin Karly To-day.
reporta that the operation
-an \rry sufre-?ful are true" he said.
"!"p to this time Mr. Mitehol is stiii
He ??i ??a mmott 4. on the second floor
This room la larg.
n room in
?hier. .?.<! mother
?ill gp
' I s.f'.r the
? ' ? lows :
taken ill with
s early this morning.
ar.?i af'.-i ?? eoBOBltsttOR between Dr*.
I Pock, be was re
re be
*?? ? operated upon ri
'? rn f was sharp! ?,- acute,
???lit he has undergone the Operation
? is satisfactory.
'" 11 ' ."?:'. the surgeon?
as followe7
'? ? ? lag easily and
tory at this
?H.'_, pulse
.sans would
tin until 8
.- jrilee? the pa
ild take m turn
*as not !ook?'d
H?'! \flark llefore.
- attack rmme as
? lates In the city
r'. ' and hi?, personal friends
. Preaident
ard '.? Aldora-oa, presided at
hearing before tl Boa-d
? Mayor'? piare Mr
| Ma/or In
. haenee ft - not es
return te i is office
? oral weeks The
tal ?aid he
" man, tl.er..
" el be wo'jld he
pr< bob . 'i>'ir or Ave
Matai went Weat,
rh of A A. An
? ? miles northwest of
* hunting trip Ifl fast,
., ':- ho ?tarted he rom
a?J"iM ''' " /" r'*'r'* '" h?* abdomen,
*? ''' reel /. ?. f_||?,j . r. to examine
aBBRMSd 'en ymge S remomm B
Fay Gets New Counsel;
Confession Tells Nothing
Robert Fay, accused in German bomb plots.
H W. Unger and Prisoner Hold Secret Conference in
Tombs?May Fight Charges?Miner, with
Dynamite, Under Federal Arrest.
Robert Fay, charged with complicity
?p a ptot to cripple munition? factories
hi this country, confessed for. t*vo
hours to the Federa, authorities yes?
terday. He loft them just a? much in
the dark as ever concerning hyphen
dynamite? plot?. New mystery v.'?? added
when it was learned that Henry \V.
Cagar, partner of Abe* Levy and one?
time Tammany candidate for District
Attorney, had accompanied Patrick Mc?
Donald, Fay'? attorney, to the Tombs
and had held a long conference with
the prisoner.
N'o one connected with the affair? of
the alleped German lieutenant would
Kive a definite explanation of Mr.
I'tiger's relation to the case. When
questioned in repard to his appearance
at the prison, Mr. I'nirer smiled, an?
nounced "The deponent saycth not,"
?.r.d hurried away. Fay, in response to
a note sent him in hi? cell, wrote:
"The Kentlemiyi you refer to came to
see Mr. McDonald, my attorney, not
myself. I simply had a few words with
him when they left." ?
i Mr. McDonald, on the othsi hand,
practically admitted that Mr. rntrer
had been enlisted in Fay'? cast-, ??the!
ir. ?n octiv? or advisory capacity. "I
cannot tell >ou who called him into
the case," he said last nipht. "If you
were to offer me $1,000,000 this minute
I coold not do it. You may ?ay that
for the present Mr. CnRer simply ap?
pears as a friend of Mr. Fay. I am still
retained in the case, but naturally I
shall welcome whatever lefcral talent
may be called In to assist me."
Fay's "Confession" Disappoint?.
The visit of the two lawyers to the
Tombs followed closely upon Fay's re?
turn there from his all-day session
with th? Federal authorities i*i the
Fostofflce Huildinir. where he made his
promised confession of his participa?
tion in the plat?
. Although the plotter's new confes?
sion has not been made public, it i? un?
derstood that, contrary t<> advanc* BS
tices, he has not implicated any one in
the conspiracy. District Attorney Mar?
shall admitted yesterday afternoon that
Continued on p??e 71, column 7
Cost of Operating Big Hoi?
Called Handicap Shuberts
to Get "Town Topics."
New York's largest and most cxpr
sive theatrical experiment has come
grief again. Announcement was ma
yesterday by Ned Wayburn that he h
resigned u? managing director of t
Century Theatre, formerly the Ne
and it is generally accepted that hi? d
panure means that no further ?
tempts will be made to turn the th
atre into a "Continental music hall."
"Town Topics," which bus been tl
attraction at the Century since Se
tember th, will end it? engagement i
MorsasBSI -7. It was ?aid last nigl
that the piece itself was u BBCSSSS ar:
ha? been playing to 511,000 to |20,M
weekly, but that the great cost <
operating the Century had resulted i
a financial failure. The losses sine
"Town Topic?" opened, it was said, hav
been about I.*? ,000 weekly.
The resignation of Wayburn too
e?Tect yesterday afternoon, the imm?
d?ate cau?e thereof having been a di?
agreement a? to the future of "Tow
Topics." Bath Klaw ?t* Erlaagai an
the BhahsitS have been desirous of ac
(?uiring the production for road pui
poses. Wayourn favored the forme
firm, wherea? Joseph ?*. and 1.. I
Eccles, who own a controlling i:.'< r< ?
in the -how, wanted ;', to go to th ?
? rte.
Join <?. Dyer, attorney for Mr. W ay
bara, l??t night told hi? client'? ?idi
of the ?tory. 1? wa? hi? belief, hi
und, that trie Century could not hi
profitably operated unless ail the facil
ities of th? theatre were u?ed restau
ran?, roof, dance hall, private dining
rooms, Sta. To e??ablish the theatr?
along Continental line? Mr. Wayburr
? mated would require a year, an<:
be bad hoped to stag?* a new revue ir
About flf>0,000 ?ras ?pent on th?
theatre and the production, S30.no*i ,,f
?hieb i? ?till owing. At a eroditora'
meeting yesterday afternoon loBSBS M.
ra?elea agreed to advance an additional
$lo,'?oo, provided a settlement of 4?t
?i nl- ?,ii th. fSollSI A'iiild be acceptable
It i? though' ?hat thil pr?.position vi!l
\>n agreed to.
It i? now Die intention of Freies
?o turn the p>?*o* over to the Shuber's,
who will open it in Philadelphia SB
: November 29.
The future ?>f the er?twhile New
Theatre :?? again problematical. After
Naveasast Tt \i -.?'ill prabahls be dark
, until early In January, when the Itu?
| ?sisara l.allct will take po??e??ion for ?
few week?.
Dancer and Miss Kelly to Wed
in Connecticut, Is Report.
The wedding bells ?lid not ring out
last night for Eugenia Kelly and Al
Davis for the reason that Justice Pen
dleton of the Supreme Court has not
yet signed the papers, which will offi?
cially and forever cart the once happily
wedded Mrs. May Fogarty Davis and
Albert Davis. Those papers will prob?
ably be signed to-day, but possibly not
before noon.
The motion to have Justice Pend'eton
sign the papers was made yesterday
morning by counsel for Mrs Davis, and
was not contested l.y Davis. I' "us
thought that the court's signature
would he placed on the decree rn-kiug
the divorce final yesterday, but the jus?
tice did not have the time.
To th." statements of Miss Kelly that
?he would and she wouldn't marry
Davis when he was freed from his first
set of matrimonial bonds, the unblush?
ing proapci'tive and unprospeetlve bride
made no contribution? yesterday. Nor
did her gallant swnin, who wears the
conventional black look when he is
asked about his plans.
It was reported, hut <)iiite uncon?
firmed, last Right that a- seas as Mr.
Davis is divorced he will take Miss
K?"liy to Greenwich, Conn., and there
_ake her bis bsppy brida
Frank Rockefeller Sells Bison
to Butcher.
' I'? Tfl'irar'i ... TS - Ts"
Medicine Lodge, Kan., Nov. 16. The
last Kansas b?falo soon will tickle the
f.n at?- of Medicine Lodge's epirureans.
ErOS now the shaggy monarch is being
fattened for slaughter at I'hristmaa.
It is from Frank Rockefeller's herd,
? l,,.li for years has enjoyed an undis
turbed r.l.Tn on the ranch near Helvi
Last week the few remaining an??
mala of the herd were sold; the laat
one of the lot to a Medirme Lodge
. butcher. When his majesty of the
j plain? wea on the wane Mr. Rocke?
feller gathered a herd to perpetuate
the hreed Disease and hard winters,
'however, preyed heavily on the beasts
end the hrrd dwindled.
Brokers'Books Tell of An
other 85 Lighting Shares
in His Account.
PROFIT OF $11,000
Charges Served on Chairman b>
Governor's Secretary Must
Answer by November 30.
Kdward F. MeCa?, chairman of the
Public Service Commission, received ?
copy of the charge? made by rhe
Thompson Legislative ( onimittee, or?.
which hi? removal from office 1? ?le
manded, at bis home a? l:M o'clock
last night. Accompanying the charges
wa? a summons from Governor Whit
man directing McC.H to file an answer
by November .10, after which a public
hearing will be held.
Only a ?hort time before the charge'
were served, I'erley Morse & Co, ac
eountant.? fo rthe Thompson commit
tee, indicated in a report that an ex
nmination of ?he books of ?hapman ?
Co. disclose.l that McCall had owned
P.ri shares of the Kings County Electric
Light and Power ?ompany in addition
to the M. shares he ha*l admitted own
ing. The accountants traced these K
share? to Waterman. Anthony <fc Co.,
who ?ticceeded Chapman I Co., and'
'bey rerommende?! to the committee i
that, an examination be made of the
transactions in thil connection with'
the Bankers' Trust Company an?l Wa-,
terman, Anthony S: < 0.
When William A. <?rr. secretary tel
C.cvernor Whitman, arrived at the of- ,
fico of the Public Sen-ice Commission !
soon after 4 o'clock to serve the copy
of the charges on McCall. he found
that the Public Service chai-man had
left hi? office a few minutes before
without telling any one whero he was
going. Ordinarily Mr. McCall does not
leave until later in the afternoon
Chairman Is Found at Home.
Mr. Orr ha?l called up the commis?
sion a few minutes before 4 o'clock and
wus assured by Travis II. Whitney, its
???retory. that McCall was in confer?
ence with the other commissioners and
would be waiting for him when he ai
rived. When Mr. Whitney went to look
for McCall, however, he hsd disap?
After waiting and telephoning for
about an hour, Mr. Orr and Mr. Whit?
ney went in search of the chairman,
and finally found him at hi? home at
C:30 o'clock. One of McCall'? inti?
mates in the office of the commission
declared that the reason for the un?
usual actions of the chairman was that
the failure of the Governor to notify
him that his secretary ?ras bringing
the charges had cau?e?l MtrCall to b<*
come pi'rn-il
McCall, after receiving the copy of
the charges from Mr. Orr, chatted
pleasantly for fifteen minutes, but
made no mention of any intention on
hi? part to resign. Mr. Orr also said
there was no truth i**. tn.? report that
the Governor woubl ask Mi Cull to re?
The examination of the books of
Chapman & Co. by the accointant? <li?
eloaed ais?, that McCall bad earaed ?TOO
?r?an? of stock in the United States
Robber Company and 200 .'rares in the
Pacific Mail Company. While on the
?ritneaa stund McCall rspsatsdlp <le
elarsd that he owned no Abares sf stock
in the power company other than the
S81 .?hares he had BBppSBSd he had
turncfl over to his wife. He made no
BientiOB of owning other shares,
? lea red $11.000 on Stock.
The report also shows that in 1904
McCall, while a iustice of the Supreme
?'ourt, purchased 200 shares of North?
ern Securities, which he sold a year
later at a profit of $11.000.
Hecausc of the new disclosures of the
accountants the Thompson committee,
it wa? understood last night, will or?i?*r
an examination of the books of Water?
man, Anthony & Co. It is not improb?
able that the committee also will order
an examination of ?he hsakl of the
Kings ?uunty Electric Light and Power
< ompany in an effort to trace the own?
ership of the eighty-live shares.
According to the accountants, on
March 1, l'.tOT, Mcl'all, because of Bfl
increase in the capital stock of the
power company, had the right to sub?
scribe to eighty-five shares in addition
to the W7 he held. Thi? was paid for
by Chapman & Co. with a check for
$8,500 on the National City Bank, but
it wa? charged to Mc? all's account.
The shares were finally delivered by
Chapman ? Co. on December 27, 1907,
to Waterman, Anthony ? ?o., the ac?
countants ?ay. The trail stopped here,
and that i? why the accountants want
?o gel the books of Waterman, Anthony
? ..min.i?.I on puse Y r.iliimn ?
King; May Be Warned
Throne Will Me Imper?
illed by Hostility.
Reported on /F.gan Island Brit*
aln Demands End of "Treach?
ery" in Athens.
London. Nov. 1... A dispatch fr.-in
Milan says rhar the "i orriere .lelln
Sera" reports that Knrl Kitchener, th,
Britiah War Secretary, has arrived at
Madras, es the l>lr.r..l of Lesanes, m
the JSgeaa Sea.
I.emrios is a Greek island about UM
miles southeast of Sal?nica and shoul
forty miles from the Gallipolj Per.ir
Bala, an?! Madras is l.,?ing Rood as a
base for the operations in both the
Dardanelles ?sad th.. Balkans.
li-o intimation of the ilreek govern
ment that any Fntente Allied troop
?reking refuge in Greek territory will
he disarmed has been the cause of con?
siderable anxiety to the Fntente low?
ers, and consequently Field Marslis!
Farl Kitchener's Near Fas' visit gains
added importance.
Hesides the claims to hospitality
I vvhich the Fntente Allies declare thev
have on Greece in view of ex
Premier Venizelos's invitation to them
to send a force to Sal?nica to enable
.Greece to fulfil her treaty obligation |
\ to Serbia, vvhich, however, Greece re
Radiated, Farl Kitchener or the Fu?
tr?;?!" ministen are likely to draw '.hi
attention of King Constantine and hi*
government to the fact that the con?
stitutionalism of Greece was guarar
l teed by France, Russia and Great
. Britain, and that it was only obtain.-i
j after Great Hr.tain had ceded th
Ionian Islands to that country and the
three powers had agreed to contribute
$20,00. yearly for the personal use of
the King.
This, it is contended, binds the Greek
people to the Entente Allies, nnd
| should King Constantine overrate the
? constitution, which the followers of
M. Venieelos insist lie .lid when he dis?
solved th.- Chamber, it is saggost? I
in some quartets that King ?'onsrati
rine would be reBsicded that his ">
fention of the throne of Greece de?
pends on the eont i nuance of fr?en?'!;.'
neutrality toward the Entente power
Teutons Pnimise Support.
The German?. OR the other hard, ire
de.dared to be essarlng the Greek gov?
ernment that Greece will be protected
against the Entente Allies ihoold that
country rapport the C?sBtral Powers,
and that BJ evidence of the ability of
Austria and Germany to do this they
are dispatching mor?' submarines to
the Mediterranean, which Could be used
I against any fleet threatening Greet
' ports.
The mission of Farl Kitchener
to King Constantine of Greece ha*
evoked eoaaiderablc comment in the
London ROW papers. They :ilmo?t unan?
imously agree that Great Britaifl has
taken the be I poaaihle m.-ati- ..f bring?
ing Greece to a definite deeiaioH as to
? he rale iha il to play in the Balkan
Conflict, an?) ending ?nee and for all the
uncertainty and uneasiness which have
followed in the wake of what are al?
luded to as Greece's political and con?
stitutional vagar".?'?. "The Pall Mall
Gazette," voicing what appears to be
the general view, says:
Confidence in Kitchener.
"It seems probable that Earl Kitch?
ener has gone out armed with full pow
eis t?. bring this tortuous ruler face to
face with distinctive alternatives. He
ha? long SBOagh been permitt.'d to SB*
joy the immunities of a neutral while
employing every sleight-of-hand to
make worse the position of the Fntente
Powers. The RRBBraaeea of friendship
tendi-red by In- latest Cabinet are not
worth thi- paper or the breath that
convey? them, in view of the gross
treachery that has been perpetrated
toward Serbia.
"Farl Kitchener has encountered this
truly Byzantine type of character n
other regions, and shoubl understand
how to bring it to a reckoning. Farl
Kitchener's mission has completely
steadied feeling in the Ailed nations
over the Balkan difficulties."
Snow Falls Upstate.
Interlaken, N. Y., Nov. It, A rain?
storm which had lasted ten hours
turned to *n.i?v to-night and the ground
uas covered in a ?hort time.
The snow was accompanied bv a gale
and a freering toaaperaiare
Over the 100,000 Mark!
Yesterday The Tribune turned a corner. The daily
circulation registered
And that's not all. This mark was set on a non
returnable arrangement with newsdealers?so it is net.
Not a single ?opy ran tome dribbling bark to offset that
We venture to believe that our readers who have
watched our progress with interest will share in our
jubilation as another milestone is set behind us.
_Hte t?rtbtme
Ftrst It Last?the Truth- S rus- - Editorials t?trrttstmtntt
Churchill Blames Kitchener
and Fisher for War Blunders;
Allies Put Pressure on Greece
London. Ncv. 15.?Winston Spencer Churchill, speaking in the
House of Commons to-day. said:
"We are the reserve of the Allied cause, and the time has come when
that reserve must be thrown fully into the scale.
"The campaign of 1915 was governed by the shortage of munitions,
and the campaign of 1916 ought to be decided against Germany by
reason of shortage of men. It is. therefore, vital to Great Britain and
a matter of honor, a sacred duty, to increase and to maintain the num?
bers o.' her armies in the field.
"Bulgaria and other small states have been hypnotized by German
military pomp and precision. They do not see or realize the capacity of
the ancient mighty nation against whom Germany is warring to endure
adversity, to put up with disappointment and mismanagement, to renew
their strength and to go on with boundless suffering to the fulfilment of
the greatest cause for which man has ever fought.
"We are passing through a bad time, and it will probably be worse
before it is better, but that it will be better, if we only endure and per?
severe. I have no doubt whatever."
Huge Guns Still Batter
Arras, City of Ruins
Artois Town a Monument of Causeless Destruction?
French Lieutenant Plays Wagner While German
Shells Fall on All Sides.
?By Cable to The Tribune.]*
Dan?*, Nov. 15. In the shadow of the little hamlot of Mont St. Eloi,
pounded to a powder by the Kaiser's huge guns, ?too?! a tiny chapel. All
that remains is one side of the altar, a slab of marble.
On this tablet a French soldier wrote a few, simple words of thanks
to God for saving his life. And below many other soldiers have signed
their names, joining in the prayer of thanks?giving? praising the God who
brought them alive from the furious battles which have been staged h? re.
For Mont St. Eloi was the point from which the French began '.heir
preparations for the offensive in Artois. It is only a short way from
the "labyrinth," where soin.-; of the fiercest fighting of the war has
\ taker, place, and where the battle has b<*en renewecl with its old fury.
? The whole district is a land of ruin and devastation. Of the cathe
?lral-like church, which was the pride of Mont St. Eloi, there remain only
! two walls of the tower, whose ragged edges are outlined against the sky.
' From Arras north to this little hamlet the German guns still batter merci
j lessly at the French line, as though these ruins could crumble still more.
.Not far from here I met an American in horizon blue. He was Georg?
Allias, born in Paris in 1881. He went to America in 1898 and was
. naturalized at the earliest possible date. When war was declar??d he
| was living at MO Columbus Avenue, Boston. He had never done mili?
tary service in France, but went at once to New York to see his sister,
Mrs. I.. Mange, of 40 Morningside Avenue, and on August ?t6, a year
ago, he sailed on La France.
Allias enlisted on Ml arrival, and has been in the trenches ever since.
His* is one of the names on the altar of Mont St. Kloi. and he adds a
special word of thanks for coming through many battles without a
scratch. He is a small man, not much taller than a gun, round-faced,
with bright brown eyes. He grinned happily through his curly beard
< ontlnued on im?? ?, column 71
Not Even Blank Shot of
Warning Was Fired.
Says Italy.
[Krun Th? Trtrnn. R,.- ,
Washington, Nov. 15. Official charge?
by the Italian Government that the
Ancona was sunk "without any warn?
ing whatsoever." and that the whole
action by the submarine was one of
"ur.paralelled atrocity" were laid bo
fore the State Department to-day by
the Italian Ambassador.
The statement has been presented to
every neutral power. It does not,
however, offer any of the evidence on
which the charges are based, and so
dots not present information on which
this government can take action. The
administration therefore is waiting, as
it has waited since the ship was sunk,
for official reports, before deciding
what course to pursue, l.'ntil its own
diplomatic or consular agents send in
actual proofs of illegal action by the
? ibmarine. the departmerr is unable
even to frame a case on which to as'.i
taatriaa government for explana?
No .-urh reports have come in to-day,
the eighth day B?BCO the Ancona was
sunk, and administration officials are
beginning to find reassurance in tne
long delay. At first it was believed
that the physical difficult?s of getting
information from the scattered sur?
vivors of rhe tragedy accounted for the
failure of the American agents to re?
port. As the time increases, however,
this explanation becomes less and less
?ati .factory, and the suspicion is
growing, that the Italian government
itself is respons.ble for the delay, and
is holding up all reports because :
feel, that the facts already in its
possession do not present ?o strong a
?ase against the subnvrsne a? It wou.d
liha to have
Call II Weak Stateinenl.
Italy, of course, will not interfere ? I
dispatches from Amba sa.lor Page to
this government. But Italian officia.-,
it ia pointed out, can very easiiy in?
terfere with his getting the informa?
tion on which to base a conclusive re?
port. The affidavits of the captai.?
and officers of the Ancona, with the
statements of most of the other sui
CoBlinu d on pace 2, ralumil a
Berlin Brands Report of Damag
to Adriatic Villa as False.
Berlin, Nov. 10 | bv wireless to Say
ville, N'. Y.). "There have bcCfl n
r.ot? on the island of Corfu, and th
German Emperor s castle. Achilleior
! has not been damaged," says an Over
seas News Agency report. "All the for
, eign reports asserting that part of th
castle had been destroyed and that th
trouble ceased only through the inter
vention of prominent citizens of Corf
? were purely invention?, as can h
' stated from an authoritative source.
The above dispatch contains the firs
intimation '.fiat rioting had taken plac?
on th- island of Corfu and that th?
Villa Achilleion had been damaged
The villa was erected in 1*91 for th?
Empress Elizabeth of Austria, who die?
m IMS. it was parehsssd m lyOT by
Emperor William, who fre?iuently wen!
there for rest and recreation.
m >
Wilson Issues New Warning of
. I rnm TBl MBaaa Bur??iu ;
Washir.gron. Nov. 15. The United
States will be neutral in the war be?
tween "France, Great Britain, Italy and
Serbia, on the one hand, and Bulgaria,
on the other." This was made known
official!) to-ilay m a formal proclama?
tion by President Wilson, attested by
Secretary Lansing.
Hiring soldiers, tilting out vessels of
war and similar part.san acts are for
bidden within the jurisdiction of the
United States, but the right to manu?
facture and sell contraband of war to
any or all of the belligerents is ex?
pressly reserved.
Will Leave with Ministers Cos*
sacks to Protect City.
l.ondo.i. No?.-. 16, A P.euter dispatch
from Petrograd says:
"A diopatcb froBB Teheran -ays the
President of the ' ?mrcil of Miaiatet
has informed Use ?--.mrnander of th?!
Russian Cossack bl fade that th?_* Shah
of Perahl would nuit Teher?n immedi?
ately, accompanied by the miniaters.
?'Teheran will remain under the pro?
tection of the Coaaacka. The gendar?
merie is prepenng to depart."*
Commons Cheers as
He ?Makes His
Secretary for War and
French Planned Ant?
werp Expedition.
Britain Must Throw in Reserve
Says Shortage of Men
Will Beat Teutons.
London, Nov. 15. -Winston Spen?
cer Churchill made bis defence to?
Speaking before the House of Com?
mons on the eve of his departure
for the front, the former First Lord
of the Admiralty answered the crit?
icism levelled against him for the
ill-fated Antwerp expedition nnd for
the failure of the Dardanelles cam?
"I won't have it said," was his
?.ramatic assertion, referring to the
Dardanelles attack, ''that this was a
civilian plan foisted by a political
amateur upon reluctant officers and
And this sums up his reply to all
hii critics. In every case he showed
that experts had counselled and con?
curred ixfore any of the expeditiona
which had been condemned were
undertaken, and it was clear, before
hi had gone far, that the House of
Ctmmons ?ym'jathised with him.
Miii.rs Mal?r Amend?.
Mr. Churchill's unexpected revela?
tions, however, ha?l a somewhat dis?
maying effect on the editorial writers
of the London morning papers, who
for months had been assuming that
he was wholly responsible for what
has been termed blunders in carry?
ing out the war operations, and who
had been rather lavish in bestowing
adverse criticism on him. They now
are inclined t?i Jjlame the govern?
ment for not making these revela?
tions before, and seem to find diffi?
culty in making amends to Mr.
"The Times," in an editorial,
frankly absolves the retiring Min?
"His speech undoubtedly was a
parliamentary triumph," says "The
Times," "and we think the country,
reading it this morning in calmer
atmosphere, will pronounce it a
stat<*smanlike utterance, marked by
restraint as well as by force, and
admirably calculated to achieve its
object. Its broa?! effect is that on
the facts as he stated them he must
be completely absolved."
aatts Great Ovation.
For months Mr. Churchill has
lived under reproaches. His en?
trance to the House to-day was1
passed almost unnoticed. Aa ha
rose, his supporters gave him en?
couraging cheers. Approbation in?
creased in volume as he snswsrsd
one charge after another, snd ha)
concluded amidst a hurricane of ap?
plause, while members of all politi?
cal parti*? crossed the House to con?
gratulate him.
The project for ?ending the relief
force to Antwerp, Mr. Churchill de?
clared, had originated wifh Field Mar?
?hal Kitchener and the French govern?
ment. He admitted that the operations
wer? begun too late, but denied that?
the fault wa? hi?. Nearly a month be?
fore, he assort? d, he had called the at?
tention of the Premier, of Earl Kitch?
ener and of Sir Edward Grey to th?
peril wh.ch the loss of the fortress
v.ould enta,.:.
As f.jr the campaign in the Darda?
nelles. Mr. Churchill declared that i?
any operation in the history of th?
world were worth carrying through
with ?ufttained fury and utter disregard
of life, these eperatio/i? were worth it.
He maintained that he did not receiv?
clear guidar.ee from Admiral Fisher,
then First Sea Lord, before the expedi?
tion wa? decided on, nor did he get the
?ub?equent firm ?upport to which he
?aid be was entitled.
See? a Better Time.
"We ?re paaiing through a bad time?
which probably will be wor?e before IS
i? better, but it will be better." Mr.
Churchill ?aid. "If we endure, the cam?
paii-ii of 1*11 ?hould be decided ?trains?,
Germany by her ?hortatre of men."
There was nothing apologetic about
th,* ?perch of the former Pliai Lord of
the Admirait?. Ilia reference? OoJA?a
mira! Lord Fisher, the former FiraS
Sea Lord, who, he ?aid, had not openl**?
oppo?ed th? Dardanelles undertaking,
were spoken In firm tone? of condemna?
tion. In the opinion of the hou?e. Mr.
Churchill fully ju.tified every ?tep h?a
took while h?ad of the admiratty.
Mr Churchill dealt with epi?od?a?
during hi? tenure of oik? as head o%\

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