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NUMBER 19,918,
Greatest Activity Is Near|
Opposite Ends of
Battle Line. I
Germans Apparently Redouble
Efforts to Reach
More Than 700,000 Troops Massed
Between Ostcnd and
PAItlrf, December ".?To-day wit
nessed fighting on practically all parts
<>t the L'60-nrille battle line from the j
North Sea to Alsace, with the greatest
activity near the opposite ends of the
line. In Alsace the '""rcnch trooos !
raptured the village of Aspach, south- !
east of Thariii. The Hermans In the
Artfotinc, however, blew up with a
inlnc part of the outer fortification* ;
of the woo<* of l?a Grubie. In spite of ,
these local successes and reverse!" at
this end of the line, the titanic con
iliot In Flanders continues to be the I
teal storm centre.
The Germane, still tenaciously cling- i
Ing to the hope of forcing a way
through the Dunkirk and ('alale. ap
pear to have redoubled their < fforts.
and the day's developments Included a
violent bombardment of Ijampemlsse.
which is about live miles west of Dlx- !
tnude. and almost on a llm- btween that
town and Dunkirk.
While the official reports from the:
War Offlcc are .couniietl to details of
actual engagements. It Is known un- j
officially that 7<ju,0.i0 German troops
are now massed between Outdid and
Ypres, and that 1 GO,cno of them are
fr< ah regiment?, brought tip as re- j
iuforcements within the I ant few days.
The day saw no cessation of the
furious struggle between I^etis and j
Uothuno, whure the opposing armies >
are nlinoat at hand grip*. How close
ly the fighting here resembles the \
former, front-to-troiil engagements of j
x'n* V>cp can be ?eei\ from the after- i
\ jtiioft'.'ofttclol. rejM^t, ' - *? ?
"At Vprd>n<*lles (between I?eiis nud
Dcthune). the chateau ami the park !
surrounding- it- two liouiifR in the v 11 - j
lage and some trcncheH were brilliant - j
ly occupied tiy our troops."
The opposing nrinl.es are repeating j
here the tactics wbich have resulted :
In such enormous loss of life, with so
little comparative influence on the gen
eral result. Apparently, the house-to
Itouso fightliiK which marked the bat
tlefields In the vicinity of Hhelins will )
be rcactod in tills new "battle of the
coal llelds." West of Diximide the
lighting Is of a different character.
The violent bombardment of l,ampcr
nlsse wns at stub Ionic range that the
allies concluded that the Germans had 1
again unlimberod their heaviest artil
lery. It is believed the reinforced nrm.v
will try to batter its way through t??
Dunkirk Willi artillery alone, sup
ported. of course. bv Infantry nnd cav
alry to cover the advance of the Runs
from position to position.
Following out this belief, the allies
have brought into position many of I
the French heavy kuiis. and, in the ex- i
poctatlon of terrific fighting, have re- !
in forced their ambulance corps and no
tified the hospital at the rear to have
available as many beds as possible.
The Ciermnns are reported to have
e\acuated several villages east of the
Vser. of no strategic importance. Tills
is apparently in furtherance of their
plan to mass all the troops possible
somewhere south of ostend to support
the renewed driving movement at Dun
(iHoutMi ix i>i;.\Kiniv
Hcports from Uunklrk Itself say that
uneasiness is growing. and that the
treasures of tlw> municipality, some of
them of great historical and senti
mental value, have been removed from
the town hall to places of greater
safety. ,
Krom tho coast advices come that in
splto ftf the crippling of tho German
naval bast* at Ze'ebruggo by Britinh
bombardment. tlio Germans arc keep
ing a constant lookout with submarines
in tbe channel. Several of these under
sea fighters are reported to bo mak
ing: frequent patrolling trips from the
inaratlme canal Into the channel.
I?ipt nights reports that a large
part of the German fleet had sallied
forth from the protected harbor at
Kiel, and made their way into the
North Sea, when considered with the
renewed activity toward Uunkirk, are
taken to Indicate a possibility that the
Germans wish to draw.the British war
shipa that have been bombarding tho
coast away from that lino of activity,
in order to remove one more obstacle
from th<> path of tho army, gathered
south of On tend.
In the other fields of fighting the en
gagements have for the most part been
favorablo to the allies. German heavy
artillery was severely damaged by
French shells in the region to the south
of Ypres and St. Eloi, tho French gun
ners proving tho more export range
finders and practically putting three
heavy batteries out of the flght.
Further south in tho neighborhood
of Fay, a town south and west of I'e
ronne, another violent artillery duel
lasted throughout the day, but there
was nothing decisive to report as a
result'of it. On the centre,' however,
Frepch gunners had another signal
success in an artillery duel, destroying
nn entire battery in the region about
This flght marks a vigorous resump
tion by the allies of their offensive in
tbe region between the;A)sne and the
Lette Rivers, which'also included a hot
artillery engagement at Vendresse, In
whlpli the French more than held their
own. Vendresse is five-miles west pf
Craonne, and three miles north of the
Aiane, and It Is the nearest point to
Jjaoh, which the allies have attacked
from the Aiane battle line.
CREDIT BF SI ,250,000,000
President of Chamber in Speech
Dwells on Unity and Patriotism
of German People.
Imperial Chancellor Transmits Cor-'
dial Greetings From Emperor, Who
Is Absent With Army?Many Mem- j
hers in Uniform.
HKRlilN, December (via Anistcr
dntu to London, 10:20 P. M.).? With one
dissenting vote, that of Herr Dleb
knecht, Socialist, the Reichstag to
day voted a now war credit of H.2&0.
The president of the chamber's
speech dwelt on the unity and patriot
ism of the Herman people, and com
mented appreciatively on the large
number of Reichstag members serving;
at the front. Of the progress of the
war. the president said:
"Japan Joined our enemies from a de
sire to seize as booty the monument
to German culture In the Far Bast.
On the other hand, wc have found an
ally In Turkey, as all the Moslr.ni peo
ple wish to throw off the English yoke
ami shatter the foundations of Eng
land's colonial power. Under the ban
ner of our army and our fleet we will
The Imperial Chancellor. Dr. von
Bethmaun Hollweg, attended the ses
sion. dressed In the service uniform of
a general. All secretaries of state and
Prussian ministers wore present.
Many members were in uniform, and
wore Iron Crosses.
In an address to the members of
the chamber. Dr. von Bethmaun lloll
weg said:
"The Emperor Is absent with the
army, but lie has charged me to trans
mit his best wishes and cordial greet
ings to the German House of repre
sentatives. with whoin he knows he is
united until death. In stress of danger,
in common concert for the weal of the
"Our first thoughts go to the Em
peror and the army and navy, light
ing for the honor and greatness of the
empire. Full of pride and with un
shakable confidence we look on them
and our Austro-Hungarlan comrades in
arms, who are firmly united to us to
fight and to win great battles with
brilliant bravery.
"Our latest ally, in the war forccd
upon us is the Ottoman empire, which
well knows that If the German empire
were destroyed it. too. would lose Its
national right to arrange Its own des
tiny. An our enemies have formed
,;1C weflKHPtrtR !rr tTirt
world positions."
The linperinl Chancellor said that
since the Reichstag had expressed the
firri resolution of the whole people to
undertake the war. srrcat deeds had
been accomplished, and the incompar*
ablo srallantry of the German troops i
had carried the war into the enemy's
"There we will stand firm," declared
the chancellor, "and can regard the
future with every confidence. Hut the
enemy's resistance Is not broken. W? j
are not yet at the* end of our sacri
fices. The nation will continue to sup
port these sacrifices with the same he- j
rolsni as hitherto, for we must and will .
flcM to a successful end our defensive J
war for right ami lor freedom. We ;
then will remember iiow our defense
less compatriots in hostile countries !
were maltreated. In a manner which
is a disgrace to civilization. The world !
must learn that none can hurt a hair j
on the head of a German subject with
"it is evident to us who is respon
sible for this greatest of all wars. The
apparent responsibility falls on those
in Russia, who ordered and executed
the mobilization of the Russian army:
the real responsibility falls on the
British government. The Cabinet at
London could have made the war im
possible if it had declared at St. Pe
tersburg that England would not al
low a continental war to develop front
the Austro-Servlan conflict.
"Such a declaration would have
obliged Krancc to restrain Russia from
undertaking warlike measures. Then j
our action an mediator between St. P?>
tcrsburg and Vienna would have be*n
'"England was aware of the bellicose
machinations on the part of an Irre
sponsible, but powerful, group about
the Russian Emperor. England saw
how the wheel was rolling, but placed
no obstacle in Its path. Despite all
assurance of peace, London informed
St. Petersburg that England was on
the side of France, and, consequently,
on the side of Russia."
Charged With Murder of F. W. II. Hln
man on Clyde I,tner Mohank,
CHARLESTON. S. C., December 2.?
The trial of George B. Perkins, of Bos
ton. charged with the murder of F. W.
R. Hlnman, of Jacksonville, Fla., while
aboard the Clyde liDer Mohawk, at soa
on November II, was to-day post
poned in the Federal Court hero until
the next term In Columbia, S. C.. which
begins January 19. This action was
taken by diroction of Judge Smith, who
stated that in the court's opinion the
condition of Perkins's mind did not
justify proceedings at this time. Pend- ,
lug his transfer to Columbia, Perkins,
It was said would be kept here in
a hospital under guard.
Perkins also Is under Indictment for
assault and battery with attempt to
kill Captain A. D. Ingram, of the Mo
hawk, and B. H. Wright, of Utlca, N. Y.,
a passenger.
Mr. and Mr*. Prenton Gibson Give First
of "Neutrality Dinner*."
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
WASHINGTON, December 2.??Mr.
and Mrs. Preston Gibson gave the drat
of a series of "neutrality dinners'* to
night when mention of the war was
taboQed by common consent.
Among the guests wero the Spanish
ambassador and Mmc. Rlano, Mr. and
Mrs. Porry Belmont, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Mitchell, the Duchess -tie Chaul
nee, Miss Isabel May, Mrs. Hugh Mc
Millan, of Dotrolt; Prince Hoenlowe,
Mr" Bingham and Hanlel von Halm
hauacn, of the German embassy. .
! Finance Committee Wants Informa
tion on Amount of Avail
able Public Work.
Large Delegation Urges Passage of {
Jones Resolution Appropriating,
$125,000 for Immediate Work to j
Relieved Unemployed Army.
Apparently impressed with the needs
of the small army of unemployed in
Richmond, hut desiring first to lean:
how much work the city may have oi<
hand for the employment of between
600 and 700 men. the Finance Com
mittee last night referred the Jones
ordinance to appropriate $125,000 for
I Immediate expenditure !n public work,
! to the Administrative 'Board. It re- ;
1 quested the board to furnish an estl- '
| mate showing what permanent im
1 provements can be prosecuted linme
| dlately. the nuSnber of men that could '
| be ompioyed, and the time that would :
j be required to complete the improve
ments, and to report back to the coin
j mittee on Monday afternoon at C
I o'clock.
The committee also requested the Ad
mlnistrative Board, the City Attorney
?and the City Auditor to confer con
| cernlng the outstanding contracts
j the new territory at the time of an
! nexatlon, the legality of the contracts,
land the city's liability for them. Hi-',
, port on the results of the confercnuo
? Is to be made at an early date.
j LAltfiK DliLKIi.VriO.N
The cause of tbe unemployed was 1
: represented by one of the largest dele
gations thut have ever appeared be- 1
; fore the Finance Committee. Council-1
! man Carter C. Jones, patron of the
ordinance, outlined in brief the needs I
of several hundred families, who. he
; said, were absolutely unable to secure
! employment, and was followed by sev
i eral labor leaders and others promi
nent In labor circles, who urged that \
It was not charity that was needed, but
work, which. In their opinion, the city I
is well able to supply.
President B. C. Davidson, of the State
Federation of I.abor. said that the me- i
chanlcs and machinists were in a posi
tion of unusual want, that men who
usually earned $3 a day are now not
learning a single dollar for the support
of their families and that 73 per cent
were working at their trade onlv
twenty-seven hours a week. Rich
mond is not the only city suffering, he
said. In Atlanta 400 families are living I
in tents supplied by the militin, and
20,000 men In Birmingham are without
omploympiiU Her*, he said, the ,J,ooo
motjyfc Works ha.vfc sliut.dbwn. %n4i?b|i j
8h0j>H of-thfl"tiht?.sapcnke and Ohio apd
of the Southern Hallway are working
only twenty-seven hours n week. !
Other trades and industries, be said. I
are practically at a standstill, and the ?
situation is so bad that many skilled i
workmen are working shorter hours in :
order to give their less fortunate com - ,
rades an opportunity to earn a little ;
of their daily bread.
l>r. James Buchanan, of the Assoei-i
ated Charities, stated that 5.000 headrt |
of families were out of employment, :
and that the situation was the worst I
he had 'known in his experience. The ;
step advocated by .Mr. Jones might be I
considered paternalistic, he said, but ;
this is no time to squabble over an '
1 economic principle and allow children >
to starve. If aid is not given, said Dr. j
Buchanan, the time will come when :
the vorkingman will not ask for cm- i
plovnient, but so regulate conditions I
that no man willing to work will be !
allowed to starve. lie told the com- i
mitteo that men who have in ordinary |
times earned J3 a day are now sawing
wood at 12 1-2 cents an hour I
'It Is not charity that is needed,"
declared Dr. Buchanan, "but a fair
day's work at a fair day's wage."
Rev. Y\. A. Cooper said that private
enterprise was not adequate to meet
the need, and that the present situa
tion was one of public concern.
H. T. Colvin told the committee that !
the ureal lack of employment was hav- I
Ing a depressing effect on every line |
of Industry. He prophesied that the j
situation would be much worse within
the next few weeks, am) that, if all '
signs did not fall, this would be the j
worst winter in many years. ICdward j
Reynolds, of the Central Trades and
Labor Council, pave his hearty Indorsa
tion lo the proposed ordinance, and
furthor support for It was found In a
special message to tho^Clty Council
from Mayor Alnslle, and In a letter
from Jamos 13. Dlckerson, clerk In the
Water Department.
President Whittett and Henry P. {
Beck, of the Administrative Board, sup
ported the plan, and.said that the city I
could afford additional employment In j
its streets and parks. Jacob Umlauf.
former member of the City Council and
of the Finance Committee, was no less
sympathetic with the ordinance, and
believed that 100 more men could be
added to the Street-Cleaning Depart
ment. Mr. Whittett said that recently
150 men had applied for three positions,
arid that there were fifty applicants
for every new position created.
"If the municipal government does
nothing to relieve the situation," de
clared Mr. Davison. In closing, "the
worklngman will devise a way to full
fll the highest law of nature"
.Several members'of the committee!
said after adjournment that they were; i
In favor of Mr. Jones's plan, and I
thought that it would be recommend- J
ed as soon as the desired information i
Is obtained.
To Protect tiovcrnor-Eleet Agnlimt
Any Attack liy tJuninen.
[ Special to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.]
NRW YOrtK. December 2.?Police
Commissioner Woods to-day ordered a
posse of detectives to guard Oovernor
Elect Whitman against any attack
from gunmen. What Is said to haye
prompted the act was the report that, >
at a Socialist meeting in Madison
Square, one of the speakers pointed at
the apartment house where Mr. Whit
man lives and said: ? . i
"We want personal liberty, and we'll
get it If we have to nso force. Whit
man is against us. lie wants to drive
the gangsters out of New York. If he
don't look out lie may get a bomb for
James P. Callaway, Broker and Club-!
man, Mistaken for Burglar, Is
Killed by W. B. Carliart.
German "snipers" liave iiarrassed. the forces of the allies to such an
extent that details of men have been assigned to the task of locating and
"potting" the sni|>ers. The photo shows one or these details of British
J'ghters searching a beet field, where one of the "snipers" dressed in ktiaki
to make it more diflicult to find him is known to be hidden. The men are
standing in trenches us a protectory measure against any surprising shots
from the "sniper's" gun.
Results in Verdict of "Justifiable
Homicide"?Further Attempts to
Solve Mystery of Unexplained Pres
ence in Apartment to Be Made.
ATIjANTA, OA., December 2.?James
j P. Callaway, prominent Atlanta broker
j and clubman, was shot and killed here
I before dawn to-day by "W. B. Carliart,
i president of a local shoo manufactur
; lrie company. The shooting: occurred
j as Calluwqy, was clImblnK- over the
WAR TO HDD 5500,000,000 i
Chief of Bureau Edward E. Pratt j
Makes Estimate of Increased
Trade for United States.
Kig Increase in Food Shipments and
Manufactured Articles B^ginnin^
to Move A)Atlantic .'f n?Cuiir.
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WASHINGTON, December 2.?That
one yea!- of the war In Europe will add
$500,000,030 to the foreign commerce
of the.United States is the estimate of]
RchvKi d 12. Pratt, chief of the bureau j
of foreign and domestic commerce. Mr.l
Pratt has just completed a etudy of the :
report? of American consuls and com- (
mercial representatives abroad. of j
agents of his bureau In this country
and of the new orders for American ]
manufacturers and products reported
In commercial periodicals.
As specific data upon which to harse ;
his estimates, .Mr. Tratt lias the report j
of J. Mussel, special commercial agent i
new en route lo South America to ?
study the machine tool market there,
aiul prepare a review of South Amer
ican needs for use of American manu
facturers. In preparation for his trip
he visited virtually every largo Amer
ican manufacturing plant, and' esti
mated the machine tool manufacturing
companies alone have from $10,000,000
to $15,000,001 In new orders from Eu
ropean countries.
The first country among the bellig
erents to seek the American machine
tool supply was Russia, which has
ordered lathes and machines of all
Russia's demand has been growing
steadily. England-, and France now
have joined In seeking American tools,
and it Is indicated the present siipply
cannot meet the demand. Problepis of
delivery still havo to be met. I
In reaching his calculation on the
estimated grand total, Mr. Pratt took
Into consideration the enormous In
crease In European-bound food supplies
noted In September and October. De
talls of the November foreign com
merce were not available beyond the
estimate of a. trade balance in favor
of the United States of approximately
$70,000,000. Department officials are
aware, however, tlit, incrense in food
shipments has continued, and that man
ufactured articles aro beginning to
move across tho Atlantic in consider
able volume.
President Wllnun Makrn Personal Rep
rrxcnlallntm to Germnny.
WASHINGTON. December 2.?On per
sonal representations from President
Wilson through Ambassador Gerard,
Germany lias released Admiral Neeld.
retired, of tho British navy, and his
wife, who were held military prisoners
at n German health resort.
Admiral Neeld, a son-in-law o? Ad
miral Fisher, First Lord of the British
Admiralty, was left at a German spa
during the exodus of refugees at tho
beginning of the war. It was reported
that he and Mrs. Neeld wore held as
military prisoners, in retaliation for
the detention In England of a son of
Admiral von Tirpltz, of the German
navy, raptured during tho engagement
off Cnxhaven. President Wilson made
representations on an appeal from the
British ambassador here, and "to-day
Ambassador Gerard .cabled news of the
release of tho Admiral and Mrs: Neeld.
Coroner'* .liify Klodii l)rn(h Due to
Unknown Cnuneii.
MIAMI, PIjA., December 2.?The
coroner's jury which has been in
vestigating the death of A. A. Boggs
and' IiIh daughter. Marjorle, whoso
charred bodies wcrd found ten dayH
ago In the ruins of their home near
here, to-day returend a verdict that
"death was due to unlcnown causes."
To TJaltlniorp via Vork River Line. . S:!0
P. M.. pxcapt Sundayo. |2.M one way, $1.50
round trip.
' |
; Arrival of Troops of Villa aiul Zapata j
Ends One of City's Most
Trying Weeks.
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.For a Time. Feared That Capital
i , Would. UqtCjive.n Over to Anaj-chy
; Vauil lxiof, but Prompt Aetifcu 'df
u:.rxN,ju^^;i>?e^<i io
MEXICO CI TV, November 30 i via El!
I Paso Junction. December 2. delayed by j
; censor).'?The arrival of the troops of
| General Francisco Villa from the
j north, and oT General Em ilia no Zapata
from the south* lias been followed by
I roniparativo calm in Mexico City, af
I tier one of the moat trying weeks in
[its history. For k time It was feared
j the city, stHpped of defenders, would
I be given over to anarchy and loot, but
f prompt action of volunteer guards, re
] in forced by troops which arrived in tho
I nick of time, put an end to rioting,
i General Villa haB given every guar
! antee that life and property will be
' safeguarded, and thus far his promises
! have been carried out.
I Kor one week Mexico City ban been
| isolated from the outside world, so far
as concerned the transmission of press
I dispatches.' To-day communication
was restored by a wire from the capi
tal to El Paso, and It is possible to re
count in detail the story of the last
few days, only fragments of, which
hitherto have passed beyond the border.
When General Luclo Blanco loft the
city early, on Tuesday, November 24, a
few Inhabitants knew of h'is departure.
Towards noon heavy flrlpg wu.s heard
In the neighboring suburbs. Hero tho
retreating forces of Genernl Blanco !
were' deserted by their chief. They
fought tho advance guard of Goneral
Zapata. During these engagements
sixty men were, killed, and Blanco's
men retreated northward through Atz
It then became generally known th.it
General Carranza had ordered both I
Obregon aiul Blanco to leave the city j
with all their mon. The order also j
called for the disarmament and the dig- |
solution of the entire police force.
, . As Zapata's forces had not pene
trated tho city proper, and as tho Con
stitutionalist plan called for complete
abandonment of the capital, when tho
order to dissolve the police force bo
came known stores and banks - were
closed Immediately, and have remained
closed. Foreigners and Mexicans kept
close to their homes.
At u o'clock on Tuesday tnobs began
forming- in front of the National l'al
aee. It was evident that serious
trouble was- brewing, and the streets
were cleared of nil save rioters.
With cries of "To arms, stores: there
are no police,"-the crowds ran from tho
open plaza to the places designated
on the Avenlda 16th of September. |
Mere the leaders forced the doors
of one of the largest establishments,
selling nrms and ammunition and hand
ed out the weapons to the waiting
throngs. With these the rioters rush
ed down the streets, firing as they
Telephone lines connecting the cap
ital with the suburbs had been work
ing busily, however, and the Zapata
forces, on the outskirts, wore asked to
come Into the city. They responded
Meanwhile students had met and de
cided to arm themselves and disperse
tho mobs If no asslstanco came from
the besieging soldiers on the outside.
The crowds lieartl of these prepara
tions, and broke up into smnll parties, !
spreading out over the entire city.
When the Zapata forces entered Mex
ico City tho students, armed with all
sorts of weapons, already had tnken
possession of the principal streets.
These manifestations awed the mobs,
who confined themselves to breaking
Into small stores along unfrequented
streets. .
Terror" was added to. the sltuntlon by
tho .fact that the men of General
Blanco's command, In their hurry to
get'out of Ijnrni'H way, held up coaches
(Continued on Second Page.)
bnlcony of the renr porch of an apart
ment occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Carhart
and their son in a fashionable suction
of the city.
Investigation of the tragedy by a
coronor'a Jury resulted In-a verdict of
"Justifiable homicide." Carhart testi
fied that he thought Callaway was a
burglar when ho (lretl at. litjn with a
revolver. The bullet took effect near
the heart. Only one othor witness was
examined, and, with, the announcement
of the verdict, the police released Car
hart, who surrendered after the shoot
ing and who had been held in cus
tody pending developments.
.1. W. Goldsmith, who occupied a (lrat
floor apartment directly under that of
the Carharts, testified that he heard
spnic one moving about the upstairs
I *jUortly .befpr.? .Mtv apd Mrs. CaV
EslimuiU. Jvgunc .nbeiit. J .'o'clock
froni aj\ excltiplyo,claiv^ft^c CSUaway
also hadf*lreelv'earlier "in the' tVvenJng.
Louis Carhart;. the son, was absent
i from the city.
No evidence was introduced which
tended to show-how Callaway gained
entrance to'the apartment. Ah exam
ination of the.keys found on bin per
son -revealed none that would lit any
of the doot's. . .'
? The dead man livedmore than a mllo
from the scene of tho shooting.
It was understood to-night that fur
ther attempts would he made by the
police to solve1 the mystery of Calla
way's presence in the apartment.
Solicitor-General Hugh M'. Dorsey said
he did not contemplate calling the at
tention of the grand?Jury-to?the case
pending further developments.'
Mrs. Carhart, who suffered a nervous
collapse after the- shooting, revived
sufficiently to go to the undertaking
establishment where - the coroner's- In
quest wan held. She remained in a
near-by room, holding nerscif ready to
testify if callcd upon. .When ;she later
returned home she suffered - another
nervous breakdown.
Before the Inquest Mrs. Carhart made
a statement, saying Callaway was . not
a member of their party at the club
last night.
"He Just dropped around to our tabic!
casually and had a few drinks, then
left," she said. Mrs. Carhart went on
to say that after they reached home she
left her husband's room' to go to tho
bathroom, and as she passed along the
hall she saw, through the open door
of her sou's room, a man fumbling In
a bureau drawer.
"I screamed and Mr. Carhart came
to "the door," she declared. " 'Got your
pistol," 1 cried. Mr. Carhart then en'
tcred my son's room with his revolver
and I soon heard two shots. Then he
came back. 'I've killed whoever It is,'
ho said."
Callaway was about thirty-eight
years, old and a bachelor. He was a
friend of the Carhart family, and had
been-in tho latter's home many times
aa tho guest of Louis Carhart. He was
a brother of Krank Callaway, presi
dent of the Atlanta Southern Associa
tion .baseball . dub, . and prominent in
various business affairs.
Carhart Is about fifty years old, while
his wife Is younger.
lllnru of Judge IIIII Will CniiNc Delay
. . . L'otll. \rx( Week.
ATLANTA, December 2.?The State
Supremo Court to-day certified to the
clerk of the Fulton County Superior
Court a remittitur In the case of I<eo
M. Frank, convicted'of the murder here
In April, 1013, of Mary Phagan. The
remittitur confirms the .Superior Court's
refusal to set aside the verdict of
guilty, returned against Frank In Au
gust, 1913.
The writ of habeas corpus on which
tho prosecutor will bring Frank into
court for resentence to death lias been
drawn, but it will not be served, and
Frank will not be resentenced until
next week, owing to tho illness of
Judge Ben H. II111, of tho Superior
, I.ouiKlnnn Moll Avenge* Murder of
White Man.
SHKBVKI'ORT, LA.. December 2.?
Tobe howls and Monroe Dlrden,
nogroes, were lynched early to-day at
Sylvester Station, La.; a few hours af
ter the murder of Chnrles M. Hicks,
postmaster of that place, and the rob
bery of his store. Mack Night, "an
other negro, was captured by tho mob,
but was released after he had made a
confession. Implicating the other men
in tho murder and robbery. A fourth
negro, Watkins Lewis, to under arrest.
Previous to Occupation, Ser
vians Evacuate For
mer Capital.
Germans in North Poland Escape
From Ring of Russians
Around Them.
All Agree That Losses Are Heavy ami
That Battle Still Is
THIS German Relclmtag ban voted
a new uar credit of - 91,280,
000,000, and the Imperial Chancel
lor, Dr. von Betlimnno HollnfK. be
fore (lie German liouxc of Repre
sentatives, has declared (he future
ran be regarded with every confi
Germany's action nn mrdln(or be
tween St. Petersburg , and Vienna
would have been nuccetinful, the
Imperial Chancellor declared, had
England warned the Russian gov
ernment that she would not allow
a Continental war to develop from
the Austro-Servlau conflict, and
thuM oblige France to restrain Rus
sia from undertaking warlike menu
Regarding the progress of the
war, the French ofllclal Ntatrment
report* a violent bombardment of
Lampernlsse, to the went of Dl*
roude, an action northwe.it of the
forest of I>a Grurle, and in Alsace,
the capture of the townH of A*?
pacli-le-Haut and Aspnch-le-Bus by
the French troop*.
In (lie eMtj according to the Ru?
utau general headquarter'* ??
; rtlatlve. ,c?l[m ?J?S!ral!'w
' on December 1 on' all trontlrnkt
about midnight the fiermip^ made
a determined, but unsuccessful, at
tack on the Russian positions north
or Lode,
Belgrade ban, been o?cuplcd by
the Austrlnnn, after ita evacuation
by Serbian troopn, nod Indications
are that the Servian army ia being
hard pressed.
Italy nwaltn with aome anxiety
the reopening of the Italian Parlia
ment. nt which Premier Salandra
wilt outline the government'M atti
tude In the war, nnd the reawontt
that have actuated the policy of
maintaining an armed nnd watch
ful neutrality.
King George and President I'oln
enre have visited the British linen,
where they received rin ovation
front the troops.
General Christian de Wet, the'
fauiouN lloer . lender in the South
African War, who turned rehcl re
cently, lias been captured by the
Union of South African forcen, ac
cording to nu ofllclnl dispatch from
The possibility of a German in
vasion of ICnglnnd hnn beea revived
by a warning Issued by the Karl of
Warwick, lord lieutenant of Hssex,
who abjures the people In nucb
event not to take part In the fight
ing an civilian*, an Much action
"would only result In reprisals nnd
possibly In n repetition of the hor
rors that have taken place In Bel
ICtnperor Frnncln Joseph of Aus
tria again in reported by a London
newspaper to be In feeble health.
LONDON, December ? (10:05 P. M.j.
?Belgrade, until tho outbreak of the
war, Sofvia's capital, was occupied to
day by Austrian troops. The Servians
previously had evacuated the city.
Thus, on tho sixty-sixth anniversary
of the reign of lOmperor Krancls Jo
seph, who again Is reported seriously
111, anil four months after the outbreak
of the war, his generals report one of
the most Important successes they have
| obtained.
Belgrade frequently was bombarded
i early in the war, and but for the ne
i ressity that compelled Austria to send
troops against Russia, must have fallen
i easy prey to Servla's big neighbor,
j Apparently Austria miscalculated tho
I naturo of the Servian opposition, and
| only uftcr Bosnia was invaded did she
send a sufficient force against the Ser
vians to drive them back. Now they
are being forced backward, and are
eagerly looking for the advance of the
Russians Into Hungary to afford thein
| relief.
Russia has been sending Cossack
i raiding parties through the Carpathians
i to divert Austria's attention, but the
dual monarchy seemingly is dcter
! mined to finish with Scrvla first.
This, however, Is only a small affair
compared with what Is going on in
North Poland. There the German wmy,
which, aided by reinforcements, es
caped from tho ring the Russians had
forced around it, has formed a new
front, and at some points has resumed
the offensive. The"Germans assert that
in theso manoeuvres they made HO,000
The Russian*, in a statement issued .
through Rome, sa'r their captures
greatly exceed this number. .All ag^ee
that losses have been heavy, and tliat
the battle still is undecisive, as it proi><
able will be for soveral days.
For a moment tho all is* are some*
what disappointed that the realisation
of a {Treat Russian victory is dei\t?i<l
them. They tata some consolation la

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