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n Shopping Days Bc'are Christmas The Largest Morning Circulation In Washington NO. 2979. WEATHER PROBABLY RAIN. WASHINGTON, D. C. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 5. 1914. -TWELVE PAGES. ONE CENT la ea aad Ptau akaraaa EWMERE TWO CWtTsk Tneretw. ELSI MILLIONAIRE, IN WHITE SLAVE NET, CRIES BLACKMAIL Col. Charles A. Alexander, of Providence, Held for Chi cago Authorities. INDICTMENT IS PENDING Los Angeles Social Leader Says She Posed as His Wife. HAS BURNING LOVE LETTERS Pair Traveled About Country, She Says Break Came Five Months Ago. Special lo The Wuhinrm Hmld. Chicago. Liec. 4. The Federal grand jury will return an Indictment Monday against Col. Charles A. Alexander, of Providence. R. I., charging him with a violation of the Mann act. Col. Alex ander is reputed to be a multi-millionaire. He is a member of the firm of Alexander Brothers, in Providence, and also is a director in the Canadian Steel Company. He was arrested in Provi dence tonight and will be returned to Chicago for trial. The shattered love of Miss Jessie E. Cope, a social leader of Los Angeles. Cal.. is responsible for the colonel's prosecution by the government. She ap peared before the grand Jury several weeks ago and told her story. At present she is in Chicago. The govern ment has her under surveillance be cause, it is reported, tne grand jury may act in her case under a charge of extortion. District Attorney Charles F. Cline would not discuss this to night, however. Col. Alexander is sixty two years old and Miss Cope is thirty four. They met two years ago in Los Angeles. The government charges that soon after their first meeting the colonel told Miss Cope that he would marry her provided he could obtain a diorce from his wife. rm-nlsed to Wed Her A statement given out by District Attorney Cline tonight was as follows: "Col. Alexander proceeded to make violent love to Miss Cope. The evi dence of Miss Cope shows that she re lied upon hi promise to marry her. Acting upon his suggestion she met him in Chicago in February, 1913. at the Grand Pacific Hotel." The government charges that the wo occupied connecting rooms in the hotel tor several day. Thereafter, it is said. they traveled to New Orleans where they stopped at the St. Charles Hotel, and then return-d to California. During the entire trip, it is charged that the colonel and Miss Cope lived as man and wife. Miss Cope told the grand jury that th? colonel showered beautiful presents upon" her and gave Her large sums of money. Finally, she said, he built her a costly bungalow near Taunton. Mass. The government has a folio filled witn impassioned mtssages of love, which will be read, it is said, when the colonel ;s placed on trial. The break between the colonel and Miss Cope occurred about five months ago. it is said. Ther- was no attempt at a re conciliation because. It is reported, the colonel was infuriated at the actions of Miss Cope. She then came to Chicago, and tsld her story to Hinton G. Clabaugh superintendent of the local bureau of in vestigation of the Department of Jus tice. -Blackmail," He tries. Providence, Dec. 4. 'Blackmail was the reply of Col. Charles Alexander to a white slave complaint on which he was arrested her tonight by Federal officers at the request of Chicago officers. Col. Alexander, who is rated as sev eral times a millionaire, was arraigned before I'nited States Commisslone Arch bald Matterson. He waived the reading of the complaint and preliminary exami nation and when his bail wss fixed at 17.500. mas freed on security offered by Robert G. Foster, a friend. Col. Alexander is a director in the Union Trust Company, of Providence, and also is heavily interested In several of the largest manufacturing companies In Rhode Island, and Is a director of a large steel corporation in Canada. He is prominent socially and politically having been colonel of the crack First Light Artillery Regiment of Providence, and Republican Presidential elector eight years ago. Col. Alexander said he was "knocked In a heap by the Indictment against him, and started to make a statement to re porters, but was forbidden to talk by his counsel, Henry V. Davis. Italy Seizes Portuguese Destroyer, Is Report Berlin. Dec. 4 (by wireless). -A dis patch from Milan states that the Italian government has seised a torpedoboat de stroyer that was being built at Genoa for the Portugese government. Russia is reported to be sending more i e-enf oreements to trans-Caucasia to tight the Turks, having been taken by surprise by the fine organization and equipment of tic Turkish army. WHITE FUG AND A WORD SAVE CASTLE OF BOOZE Germans, After Feasting in Chateau on Choice Food and Liquors, Yield to French. Boulogne, Dec. 4. A town official gives the following details about the occupation of his town last week: "One hundred and fifty-five Germans took up their quarters in a castle athrei miles distant. They stayed thirty hours. During that time they ate WO eggs, thirty five kilos of salt butter, five IoBsters, five crabs, ten boxes of sardines, six bottles of dried beans, eight bags of peas, sixty pots of jam and a cow. "They drank two casks of beer, 100 bot tles of cider. 335 litres of red wine, 235 litres of white wine, forty-eight bottles of malaga wine and twelve dozen bottles of cognac and champagne. 'When prepared to leave, the Germans found that a regiment of French artillery had taken up its position in She neighbor hood. The Germans returned to the cas tle and hoisted a white flag, no shots be ing tired. An officer went out to speak with a French lieutenant. antfln less man half an hour the l.Y. Germans had sur rendered." PAINTINGS OF MASTERS ARE DAMAGED BY FIRE Loas of $1,000,000 Results from Blaze on Ship Carrying Art Consignment. Special to l"he Washington HeraM. New York. Dec. 4. Admission was made today at the art galleries of Duveen Bros., 730 Fifth avenue, and E. Klein berger & Co.. 709 Fifth avenue, that the loss on the paintings by old masters burned in the hold of the Mississippi, a freight steamship of the French Line, which arrived here November 27. is ap proximately S1.000.000. The first news of the fire liecame known today. ine snip carried the largest art con signment for the I'nited States that has been made this season. Included were both paintings and antique objects of art. The cases containing them were badly charred, and the paintings suffered when the hold was filled with salt water. The fire started shortly after the Mis issippi left Havre. The ship put into Brest, where it was found the ship had not been damaged. TA-TA, TIGHT SKIRT! YOUR END IS NEAR Will Come Next Spring. Under Plans of National Manufac turers' Association. Toledo. Ohio. Dec. 4. Women are not going to wear tight skirts any more. j Such is fashion's decree for next spring land summer. The makers of American styles for women decided upon that point at the twenty-fifth semi-annual I convention of the National Cloak. Suit. , and skirt Manufacturers' Association. Statements made today are that wom en will wear tailor-made suits, with plenty of plaits in the skirt, when they start out on their Easter morning dis play of finery Styles will be much more severe and practical. The coat must b short about twenty-four inches with "ordi nary" sleeves and of a "plain, quiet color" Skirts will be about six inches from the ground. CO-EDS PUT "NAUGHTY" BOOK OUT OF BUSINESS Story of "The Girl Who Advertised" Offends Them and They Have Harvard Monthly Suspended. Boston. Dec. 4. Young women students of Radcliffe College were so deeply af fronted by a story which appeared in the I Harvard Monthly Magazine today that they caused this undergraduate publica tion to be suspended and all available copies withdrawn from the news stands. The heroine of this story allowed her self to be supported by a wealthy Boston admirer so that she could realize her am bition and get an education. The college girls heard of the story' Im mediately, and after buying several copies and talking the matter over they decided to demand the withdrawal of the entire edition. Their demand was complied with Immediately. The story, by Arthur Wil son, bore the title. "The Girl Who Adver tised." CHICAGO WILL RUN ITS OWN TANGO SCHOOL Having Started Municipal Balls, the City Will Now Teach the Latest Dancing Steps. Special to TTir Waiiiinxton Herald. Chicago. Dec. 4. A municipal dancing school Is to be opened by the city of Chi cago next week. Not only that but the fox trot, the tango and other new dances frowned on by righteous persons are to be taught the unsophisticated youth. And this is the town that first pulled the curtain on September' Morn! Mrs. I. Z. Meder, director of public welfare, made the announcement today. A West Side dance hall, the license of which was revoked by Mayor Harrison several weeks ago, will house what prob ably will be the first municipal dancing school in America. For 10 cents any one Chicago will be taught the latest steps. x Baltimore and Okie t. n j'alllmn r titgrdaj I Vntll 11.25 round trip every rday and Sunday, good returning jaonuay. auv. RETAILERS WANT FAVOR EXTENDED U. S. EMPLOYES Wilson Told Saturday Half holiday Needed to Do Christmas Shopping. STORES CLOSE EARLIER Want Rush Lessened, Says Letter to Executive from Secretary Columbus. ADVANTAGES WILL BE EVEN Trade Needs All Help It Can Get at This Time, They State in Their Appeal. Employes of the Federal government are to be granted Saturday half holi days in December II and 1 if Presi dent Wilson views with favor a plea sent to him by the Retail Merchants' Association of Washington, urging an executive order to that effect. The appeal was contained in a let ter to the President delivered to Sec retary Tumulty yesterday afternoon by Charles J. Columbus, secretary of spection tour of the city, "for the ex the local organisation. The request Is'pense would be so enormous as to be with a view to minimizing the expect ed Christmas rush, thus rendering a service to both merchants and pur chasers. The letter states that, due to the enactment of the law prescribing a maximum of eight hours of work per day for the female employes engaged in mercantile and other establishments of the District, It will be impossible for stores to remain open evenings in advance of the Christmas holidays, as formerly was the custom. Prevents chopping. This, the letter points out, will de prive employes of the Federal govern ment of a reasonable opportunity to ar range for those amenities so long a cus tom with the people of America,. "There consequently la brought about a. situate which works to the disad vantage of both the buyer and seuer in the National Capital." reads the appeal "The law prevents the two classes from having a common time for trading. Ap preciating the wonderful Interest you manifest In the welfare of all our people, we respectfully petition that you take advantage of an act of Congress which gives Federal employes a half-day holi day on Saturdays the year around, from 1! noon, but which was taken away, save lor the summer period, by an executive order. We are convinced that to grant the half-day holidays as above requested would not only be a graceful and merited compliment to the servants of all the people of the land, but would likewise sssist in the development of trade, which at this time is worthy of the greatest consideration." MERRITT DEAD; WAS REPUBLICAN IN HOUSE M V.L 17 ..i.il-a U.A .,.J new vi a icpifc6iiwui. ivj fc.i.. Two Terms in Lower House Long Record in Assembly. Watertown. N. T.. Dec. 4. Edwin A. Merritt. Jr., member of Congress for the Thirty-first district of this State, died to- day at his home in Potsdam. Mr. Merritt was tifty-four years old. and was serving his third term in Congress. He was a Republican, and was speaker of the State, legislature when nominated for Rep.-e-sentative In Congress. Mr. Merritt was born in Pierrepont, 3t. Lawrence County. N. T., July 25. I860. He was graduated from the Potsdam Normal School in the class of 187S. and from Yale University In the class of ISM. ! The following year he was deputy consul j general at London. Mr. Merritt was su pervisor of the town of Potsdam. St. Lawrence County, from 1S9S to IMS. He was elected to the assembly, repre- i senting the Second assembly district of St. Lawrence County, in 1901, and served continuously until 1912. He was Republi can leader of the assembly In 1908 and served as such until 1912. when he was elected speaker of the assembly, which position he held at the time of his elec- tlon to the Sixty-second Congress. He had served two other terms as membjrs of the House of Representatives. WOMAN TUKNING TO SV05E. Wife of Connecticut Merchant Vic tim of Strange Diaraae. Meridian, Conn.. Dec. 4 Mrs. William J. Fredericks, the wife of a local mer chant, is gradually turning to stone. Al- j though her lower limbs are petrified ind j her arms are becoming rigid, her mind Is , clear. She Is fifty years old. Her voice has failed. Only her husbanl sal the nurses can Interpret the sounds she utters. Physicians say it is very ex ceptional among the cases in this part of the country. Specialists are unable M find out with certainty the cause of her disease, and some of them believe that Mrs. Fredericks suffers from a kind of rheumatism. Her vitality Is phenomenal, but she cannot recover. Her illness has lasted Ave yean. CAPITAL ALLEYS MUST STAY, SAYS CIVIC PLANNER Expense of Elimination Pro hibitive, Asserts Thomas Adams. CONDITIONS HERE GOOD Open and Clean Up Un sightly Streets, He Advise$. DELAY ALWAYS CALAMITOUS Expert to Lecture at New Masonic Temple Sunday-1 Proceeds for Belgian Relief. It would be insane to eliminate the alleys of the National Capital, In the opinion of Thomas Adams, of Ottowa, Canada, adviser to the Canadian govern ment on housing and city planning, and one of the world's leading authorities on this subject. "Any scheme of improvement with that idea as its basis Is ridiculous." said Mr. Adams yesterday afternoon after an In- prohibitive from a standpoint of sound economy. It has been suggested to con vert these alleys into interior parks. Such a plan would be uneconomic and consequently foolish "Washington has enough fine parks without seeking additional ones where the alleys are new The solution of the problem Is to open up these alleys, to glVe them suitable entrance and exits, to condemn the hopelessly unsafe and unsightly structures, and to improve the general surroundings Some of the al ley, might be converted into interior playgrounds, but not all "Such should be the basis of action in attacking the alley problem. It would be relatively inexpensive, would result In an astonishing enhancement of beauty ad improvement from a stand point of sanitation, and. If would make life in Washington proportionately ! healthier and happier. Washington Conditions Good. "I do not think conditions In Wash ington are had. The objectionable features may be eliminated easily and cheaply But this should be done at once. Delay Is dangerous and expen- sive and always calamitous. "I have seen the recently-erected model houses of the city, and they serve very well as a starting point. But the land upon which they are erected was bought at too high a price. If the land had been cheaper. It would have been possible to have beauty and Improvement from a stand- same financial outlay. City trainers and city planners always should give , as much consideration to economy and i utility as to artistic beauty." j Mr. Adams is adviser on housing and town planning to the Canadian ! government, and for many years was member of the local government board of Great Britain. His reputation is international. Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock Mr. Adams Is to lecture at New Masonic Temple auditorium on "The Housing of the People." the proceeds to go to ward the Belgian relief fund. Persia Protests Against Violation of Neutrality Berlin. Dec. 4 (by wireless). It Is re ported from a Turkish source that Persia has protested to Great Britain against the violation of Persian neutrality by the British navy. A British warship has been making use of the Karune River, which is neutral Persian territory. TOMORROWS BIG, NEW SUNDAY ISSUE OF WILL CONTAIN MORE COLOR AND PICTORIAL FEATURES THAN THE OTHER WASHINGTON NEWSPAPERS COMBINED. PRICE 5c A wealth of art, fiction, humor, and news. War pictures, pictorial theatrical reviews. Four-color Magazine Section, Four-color Comic Section, a highly calendered Metropolitan Section, a Literary Magazine Section, Society Section these and many others combined with all the news of all the world in , WASHINGTON'S BIGGEST AND BEST SUNDAY NEWSPAPER GROWS BETTEREACH SUNDAY RUSSIANS BOMBARD CRACOW; JAPANESE FIGHT IN POLAND; FRENCH ADVANCE IN ALSACE GERMANS RUSH RHINE TROOPS INTOALSACE French Take the Offensive and Big Battle Impends. KAISER IS IN POLAND Teutons Claim Advance Along Aisne and Rheims Is Near Fall. JAPANESE ASSIST RUSSIANS Allies Rush Aid to Servia and Monte negro Germans Repulse All Attacks. By FRKDERICK UI'.HM.K. Berlin. Dec. 4 (by wireless) French attacks in West Klar.ders have been re pulsed repeatedly, it was announced ofrl- cially by the German general staff today. Offensive which is to be the supreme ef The ai.ienient va- tor "' the French commander-in-chief to "Western headquarters reports that in the western theater of war all French at tacks against in West Flanders have been repulsed. Northwest of Altklr.-h (I'pper Alsace) the French have suffered considerable losses. "In the eastern theater of war Russian attacks east of the Maxzurian lakes were repulsed with heavy losses to the en emy." Emperor William is paying a visit the Ger-n.in '"ops i-i th- Cxestochow. district, it was ofjli ialiy announced, and has complimented them, through their commanders, upon their fine achieve ments in Poland. ICzestochowa Is fifteen miles from the ; "'"nan frontier In Poland ) A n'w bat,le '" av'PmK ' Ai nrt " Voges. In which region develop- rn",t'' ml,S " "P"" enoniy. ine French havo assumed the offensive, but the German forces are being strongly -enforced with troops drawn from the Rhine Valley Jnpa In Kaulaa trim. Dispatches from the Aisne district sd mit that terrific havoc has been wrousht by te German artillery at Rheims. but this wss unavoidable because of the posi tions taken up by the French Already the damage In Rheims Is estimated at ljn.00O.O0o and the cannonade there is still Jn progress. The Germans are making steady progress In that region. Some of their trenches are less than 2,'Ot yards from Rheims. It is reported from Vienna that the allies are sending re-enforcements to Servia and Montenegro Transports, es corted by french and British warships. have reached Antlvari. a Montenegrin port on the Adriatic, but the presence of Austrian aeroplanes Is holding up the disembarkment of the troops Turks, working under the direction of German engineers, are constructing a military railway from Palestine to the Suez Canal. According to dispatches from the east ern theater of war. the reports that Japanese trops are fighting with tho Russians has been confirmed. More Jap anese troops are reported to be on their way to the Russian front via the Trans Siberian Railway. srod JOFFRE MASSES HUGE ARMY FOR GRAND ASSAULT Will Hurl Millions Against Germans Simultaneously on Three Points. HOPES TO ROUT INVADERS Would Drive Teutons from France, Alsace, and West Fland ers. TEUTONS LOSE EAST OF YPRES Other Reverses for Kaiser's Arms Re ported from Argonne and in Alsace. Stv-ria! Cable lo The Waahinston HeriM. Paris, Dec. I. Gen. Joffre's allied ; fori'es are marshaled for a final test of strength with the Germans. The count r- expel the invaders from France, Alsace and West Flanders gradually is develop- i Ing and the moment of the great drive nears. Simultaneously in Flanders, along the Alsne and in Alsace on thr. e distinct fronts where the fighting of the past few days has developed great vigor the fury of the grand assault is expected to break forth. For two weks. ever since the campaign en -h- 'ast n. frontier began lo iui .i in favor or the Russian arms, the strength of the allied armies has been rolling dp in great billows until today Joffre has at his command an armv as perfect in oulpment. In training and in morale as modern science of war can develop. Today's offlci.il reports from the front record repulses to the German attempts to retrieve their lost territory between Becelaere. five miles due east of Ypres. and Paschendaele. seven miles northeast of that town. These are points on the allies' salient thrown out to protect Ypres from German assault. The Ger man infantry attempted to adtance un der vigorous cannonading, but they were met and thrown back by the British and Scottish battalions holding these posi tions. The German bombardment was main tained from Tpres as fas as Roulers. ine main icuvlty of the Germans was evidenced along the stretch betw.en the rtllway which connects Ypres and Roul- ers. The highway between the towns oT Becelaere and Paschendaele also k the scene of terrific conflicts. In the development of the fighting to the north of Arras the French troops were able to continue the work of strengthening the positions taken from the Germans In the flchting of Monday, particularly at Vermelles. between Lens and La Bassee. Tonight's official communique from Bordeaux states that in this northern area alone the allies on Wednesday succeeded in making captive 991 Ger mans. German infantry essayed new attacks against the French trenches In the Argonne region, but all met with fail ure. Most violent of these efforts was the assault on La Corne. northwest of the forest of Grurie. which is about twenty-five miles west of Verdun. In Alsace the fighting is developing with surprising activity. Official state ments from Bordeaux claim that the French have advanced steadily in the direction of Altkirch and near that city. Unofficial reports are that the offensive movement is also gaining In the direction of Muelhausen. The sporadic engagements la which the French and Germans have met during the past week apparently have led to a general battle which Is now in progress and which Is reported to be of greater magnitude than any yet fought on the French right. GOLD IN ILLINOIS; DO YOUR MINING EARLY At Least. University Assayers Say Ore Found in Stream Is the Precious Metal. Champaign, 111., Dec. 4. Gold has been discovered In the State of Illinois, accord ing to the mining department of the Cnhersity of Illinois, which today com pleted a test of some ore brought to the InstltuUon. The ore is from Crawford County and was taken from a hill along side a stream. The ore was pronounced to be of a very high grade, but as the 'sample was small a larger testing Is to be made In the near future. Gold has been before discovered In tho State, but as the deposit was small, it has been considered a glacial deposit. Carnage Tremendous As A rmies Hammer at Bach Other's Flanks Windrows of Dead Cover Fields of Poland in Blopdiest Fighting the World Has Ever Known Germans, on Brink of Disaster, Escaped Russian Trap, and,. Heavily Re-enforced, Are Taking the Offensive, When Under All Rules of Warfare They Should Be on the Defensive. Advantage Still Lies with Muscovites, Although Fresh Teuton Troops Are Being Feverishly Pushed Forward. Czars Left Wing Menaced by Von Hindenburg's Tactics. GREECE AND TURKEY NEAR WAR Athens, Dec. 4. The Greek government received vord today from its minister at Constantinople that his departure is imminent as the re sult of a breach with the Turkish government. Turkish officials charged the Greek minister with maintaining a se cret wireless apparatus in the legation and insisted upon searching the place, but the diplomat threatened to leave the city if such action were taken. The Greek government is upholding its minister. special Dispatch to Tae Wa.alastoa Herald. Paris. Dec. 4. Attack and counter attack, which are leaving trenches piled high with dead and soaking the earth with mingled Rus sian and German blood, are in progress around Lodz, where each army is engaged in & series of attempts to turn the other's flank, according to Ludovic Xaudeau, war correspondent of the Paris Journal, at tached to the Russian general staff. Writing today of the fighting in Poland. M. Xaudeau says: "The battle in Poland continues with new developments and sudden amplifications in unforeseen directions. It is perhaps the bloodiest fight ing the universe has ever known. "When upon the very brink of disaster, the Germans, at the cos! of ' immense losses, escaped the bear mans were able to reconstruct their BAnERCRACOW Bombardment of Important Austrian Fortress Is Begun. CALL MORE TO COLORS Reservist to Number of l.pOO.000 Ordered to Arms Germans At tempt New Advance. Srenal Cable to Ttie Washington Braid. Petrograd, Dec. 4. Although no of ficial statement was Issued today. It leaked out In military circles that the Russians have begun the bombardment of Cracow, the Austrian fortress in Galicia. From the heights of Wle licxska. eight miles from the city, the Russians are pouring a rain of shells upon the outer forts. The Russians are rushing all availa ble troops in the attempt to capture Cracow. The taking of this fortress would prove of Inestimable value to the Russians. It wou'd open the roads to Vienna, Breslau and Berlin. The battle of Lodx was a masterly effort of Field Marshal von Hlnden- burg to stop the Russian advance to ward Cracow. But the Russians have now brought up so many men before Lodx that they have been able to start a turning movement against the Ger man flank north of Lodx. This, unless stopped, must compel the entire Ger man battle line to fall back Attempt Xtw Alraier. Heavily re-enforced, the German armies west of Lowicx and southwest of Petro kcw again are attempting to advance to ward the Vistula. The Russians have retaken Strykow and Lowicx. They now hold everything from this point of the Lodx-Warsaw railroad to the Vistula River west o( Plock, an-1 the turning movement against the Ger man front proceeds. The Germans In massed columns made furious onslaughts for the possession of the railroad Junction and the river near Gombln. but the Russian movement slow ly proceeded. Russia, on top of these military move ments, has called out another 1.200.000 re servists. It is said that Russia could now send troops to aid the allies In France, if it wtre possible to get them there either by rail or by sea. but It is not possible. Hotel Weodsleek, Sew Yerk City. Quiet and in tne nsart oz MUSCOVITE GINS hug of the Siberian corps. The Ger- shattered ranks and fortify their "frftnt, and now furious fighting is in projrress in the zone in which Lodz is the center. Field a ( harnel Hoaae. "The western section of the battle front begins at Zdunskawola on the Warthe River and passes through Zgierz and Strykof. ending at Blelawy and So bota. which is about twelve miles west of Lowtcx. "South of this line, where the Germans escaped through th Russian cross fire, the field is a charnel house. All who have been upon the battlefield saywthat the carnage is terrible. The trenches are piled high with German corpses. "There is ore ruined village where in three successive charges the Germans were mowed clown by Siberian sharp shooters like falling rows of corn. In the hand-to-hand flghUng soldiers wars Impaled on bay- nets or fell with skulls cr-jshed with tht butt ends of rifles RuMlaai Hold Adraatagv. "At present on the German left, near Lodx. the adversaries are engaged In stubborn attacks and counter-attacks. Each side Is trying to turn the other's flank to prevent a further offensive. "The advantage there remains with the Russians." M. Xaudeau says that the Germans are feverishly pushing forward re enforcements. "They are stubbornly sticking to their cffenslve Ideas, although their strategy In this theater is really defensive." says M. Xaudeau s telegram. If the Germans sre forced to retreat the Russian grand aimy will swarm into Galicia. The Ger mans, Instead of trying to stem the Rus sian advance by defensive tactics, are trying to turn both Russian flanks. On the left of the battle front, near I'Ojsw the Germans are failing because of the increased pressure of the Rus sians. Tpon the right end. near the Ger man frontier, even a greater task faces the Kaiser's troops. In this region the Germans have been re-enforced with trdbps drawn from Kalisch. The German line through Slerndx and Zdunspawola, which has thus been strengthened. Is again menacing the Russian left." Portuguese Cabinet Out, Is Report to Madrid Madrid. Dec. 4. It is reported from Lisbon that the Portugese cabinet has resigned. A second Portugese expeditionary fores Is leaving for an unnamed port In Africa. Prince of Wales at Front With Father, Is Report London. Dec I A telegram from Ca lais states that the Prince of Wales has gone to the front with his father, George.