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Morning Circulation In Washington NO. 2989. WEATHER-FAIR. WASHINGTON. D. C. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1914. ONE CENT Is. " mm Vfi.1 lt V-XJX1 X Tb.r.1.. ELSE WHERE TWO I 7 Shopping Days Before Christmas BLISS WARNS NACO TROOPS INJJLTIMATUM If fillet Falls Across Border, U. S. Soldiers Will Be on Them. FEDERAL ENVOY TOLD SPEAKERS SCORE CAPITAL FOR NOT I utvniCTAU rutmrun i PAYS VISIT TO CAPITAL DEMANDING VOTE Representative Crosser and Dr. Wiley Address Com mittee of Forty. MOST UNPATRIOTIC CITY Sends Same Message to Gen. Hill, Who Commands Carranza Men. "People Worst Snobs in the Country," Is Charge of Solon. SICK AND TIRED OF SHOOTING AUDIENCE ENJOYS "ROASTING" Gen. Hugh Scott Leaves for Naco. Maytorena Says He Will With draw Troops from Border. Xaco, Ariz.. Deo. 16. "If a singly bul let from either Maytorena's or Hill's troops falls on American soil, regardless of whether or not any one is wounded, Washingtonians Have No Civic Pride or Duty, Pure Food Expert Tells 'Members. While residents of the District ap- I plauded wildly, two speakers Repre , sentative Robert Crosser, of Ohio, and , ' Dr. Harvey W. Wiley-said that Wash- responsible from the fate of the earth." ington is the most unpatriotic city in This was the ultimatum served in per-1 the country, and that its people are the son by Gen. Tasker H. Blis, command-' worst snobs anywhere, ins the American forces here, on Senor , The speeches were made at the Public Cirilio Ramterex, personal representative Library, where the Committee of Forty of Gov. Maytorena. j held a meeting in the Interest of suffrage The conference took place at 7 o'clock I for the District. Those who attended the tonight in Gen. Bliss' headquarters tent. ' meeting seemed to enjoy the .roasting It is understood a similar warning has ' they got. been Bent to Gen. Benjamin G. Hill, the' "What you want is the key to the Carranzista commander defending Xaco. ' Municipal Building," said Representative Sonora. Gen. Bliss told Senor Ramierex Crosser. "If you had the proper spirit, that he. Gen. Bliss, alone would decide you would ask for it. Washington is no which side was responsible and against different from a State capital. If it is both if he considered it advisable. The Maytorena envoy was told that three additional regiments of infantry were en route to Naco as well as three batteries of artillery and a dozen more field guns. "I will have an artillery force of twenty-four guns, between 4..VW at d .".nuo men, and plenty of machine guns to enforce the order," said Gen. Bliss to Ramierez. I . S. Tired of Shootlnc. "The United State? government is sick and tired of the shooting into American territory, an I am here to stop It" Senor Ramierez was informed that if Maytorena would withdraw his troops from before Naco and abandon his posi tions he would thus avert a conflict with the 1'nited States. If Maytorena would do this at once. Gen. Bliss said, he would issue orders halting the three regiments of infantry and three batteries of artil lery now en route to Naco from Texas City and Fort Sill. Confident assertion was made here Wst night from a source in close touch with right for those cities to have self-government, it is right that you should have it. Tag in Stranger's Coat Starts Real. Sure Enough Furor But It Wa 1908 Model. Winston. Churchill, first lord of the ! British admiralty, has tn Washington a double who wean a London tailored coat, the name tag of which bears the lnspription. "Winston Churchill, Esq." When this fact became known in one of the big downtown hotels here yes terday a flurry of excitement and speculation rapidly spread from hotel manager, through lesser officials and waiters to the guests In the cafe and almost suspended gastronomic activi ties for some time. A tall, fairly slender, distinguished looking stranger, of pronounced Eng lish characteristics, walked through the promenade, hung up his coat and ordered tea in the dining-room. He bore a striking resemblance, according to the manager of the hotel, to Win ston Churchill. Several newspaper men covertly gave the stranger the "once over" and confirmed the original verdict. An enterprising check man at the coat rack peeped into the inside pocket of the stranger's coat. The namo strip, affirming the tailoring of a London firm, bore the inscription. "Winston Churchill, Esq., December 4, 1908." That the stranger was not the first lord of the British admiralty was de termined later. That, If traveling In cognito on a desperate diplomatic mis sion, ho would not have been lounging around so public a place, would seem obvious. But, if the stranger is not Winston Churchill, where did he get the coat? And, it was suggested, if he is Winston Churchill, why is he wearing a 1008 model? GERMAN RAIDERS ESCAPE; BRITISH CITIES WRECKED . . . Hundreds Flee Coast Towns Following A ttack from Sea DRESDEN SINKS BRITISH CRUISER, IS REPORT gAAAA fr fr 4 sfc Aff ANOTHER IS BADLY DAMAGED BY GERMAN SHIP Valparaiso, Chile, Dec. 16. The German cruiser Dresden has sunk a British cruiser and seriously damaged another, according to a dispatch received here today from Punta Arenas. The report says that after the Dresden left Punta Arenas Sunday she was chased by a British cruiser. She waited for her pursuer. Both vessels opened fire and during the engagement another British vessel made its appearance. The Dresden sunk one and damaged the other. The Chilean government so far has no confirmation of the report. Reports have reached Washington that the British cruiser Bristol left Punta Arenas on Monday in pursuit of the Dresden, and it is possible that this is the vessel reported to have been sunk. 'PEACE A DREAM;' TAFT WANTS LARGER ARMY Most delegate Snobbish City. in Congress wouldn't do Former President Would Increase Reg ulars 25 Per Cent and Build Up Navy and Militia. East Orange. N. J.. Dec. W Former any good. The newspapers can do more i.residtnt William Howard Taft. address ing an audience of 2.000 at the Woman's Club here today, declared that the stand ing army should be increased 15 per cent, United States for snobbery- Most of i and tnat thc navy must be kept up to a you do not want the great majority of . high standard. ALLIES ADVANCE GERMANS BEGIN UNDER FIRE OF NEW OFFENSIVE BRITISH FLEET AGAINST CZAR Eluding British Fleet and Picking Way Through Mine Fields, German Cruiser Squadron Hurls Shells Into Hartlepool, Scarborough, and Whitby, on East Coast of England. Death Toll Is Heavy Among Noncombatants, Late Ad ' vices Indicating that Probably More Than 1 00 Civilians Were Killed and Many More Wounded Only One of Attacked Towns Was Fortified Hospitals, Churches, and Houses Wrecked by Projectiles. , RESERVE IS CALLED OUT; ATTACKING WARSHIPS VANISH IN MIST, SCATTERING MINES BEHIND Warships Shell Westende, Dis- Russian Attacks East of Ma trading Attention from surian Lakes Prove Land Attack. Failure. good than four delegates could do. You need local self-government. "Washington is the worst city in the others to vote. The people who howl loudest against Congress arc the ones who do not want self-government. "'If District property were properly as sessed and valued, it would be an caBy matter to raise money to pay taxes here. I have been given credit for voting against the abrogation of the half-and- half principle, but I voted only against taxing industry here. People Without Pride. "No investigation is needed to establish the right of self-government here. It is a ridiculous .idea. We are living under a "General peace is the near future is a dream," he stated. "We should, have a better militia. Bryan said recently that a million men would spring up between sunrise and sun set if a call was sent out for men to go to war. But 1 tell you we would not have arms fur this million men, and neither v. ould we have enough ammunition for them. It takes some time to make ammu nition, and it also takes about six months to train a man in army tactics. "Our navy up to a few years ago com pared with any atloat. but it needs to be kept up to the standard. Our navy is like ENGLISH EXTEND LINES LOSSES ARE TREMENDOUS Special (able t. Tbe Unklimi Herald. London, Dec. 16. Germany daringly attacked England herself today. After a dash across the Xorth Sea on a misty night, a German 'flotilla bombarded Hartlepool, Scarborough, and Whitby, on the east j coast of England, early this morning. Some fifty person- are known to have been killed, while the num jber of injured runs well over 100. Churches were ruined and hotels, j dwellings, and stores were destroyed by the bombardment, which I endured forty minutes, after which the Germans steamed northward ; from Scarborough. E ADE BRITISH WARSHIPS. . Hundreds fled in panic while the invaders' projectiles thundered Aided by the Belgians, They 200,000 Muscovites Killed or anci burst, setting on fire the structures they had wrecked. Others Captured Within Fort- j took refuge in cellar-. Tlie shells of the bold cruisers, which had slipped through the Press Forward to Coast. night, Says Berlin. SEEK TO RECAPTURE OSTEND French Claim Successes Around Ypres and in the Woevre District. dcid hand in the 1'nited States anywa the government in .Mexico City that the ' Some dav the people of the world will I H woman's hat-it needs constant care firing over the tcorder at Naco. which get over the idea that they must have , iind attention. It must be changed every has resulted in the killing and wounding their hands tied by laws,uaed before ycar-' of mure thaiu fifty American citizens of their birth. We havenf ,emment thc Arizona town, will be prevented in unless, by a majority vote, we can the future through, orders issued yester day by President Gutieirez to Gen. May. torcna, of the forces attacking Naco. According to this information. Mayto rena lias been ordered to withdraw five by change our laws at any tune." "People here are indifferent to things that concern them." said Dr. Wiley, "We have become indifferent o civic pride and duty, it is natural; if you deprive peo- niilcs from Naco, in order to prevent, pie of their lights for forty years, so further firing across thc international that they cannot exerefcse their powers, Itordcr. These orders have been given they will become atrophied. We cannot in such a manner, according to The use the powers that make people patri Jlerald's informant, that Gen. Maytorena I ots; we are the least patriotic of any will comply with them strictly. Tin information came after the an nouncement that Brig. Gen. Hugh L. Scott. Chief of Staff of the Army, had iceen ordered tn the scene of trouble with a view to using his personal influence and wide experience to prevent further trouble. Gen Scott, whose previous bor der experience resulted in his acquiring a strong Influence over Villa, left yester day, and will arrHe Saturday. His de tail meets with the desirts of Gen. Bliss, who is m command of the troops at thc border. DE WET EXECUTED SECRETLY? sable-red OaVcer of Bulwark An reeled Threatened to Wreck Ship. London (by mail). Ilec. !. Belief is expressed here that Gen. Christian de Wet the leader of the reliellious Boers, has been secretly tried by court-martial and executed. In this connection a story is told that Kin; George as asked by a member of thc royal famil. Just after the South African rebellion broke out. "l ouiu nappen to !e Wet If cap tured. The King is said to have replied: "They will shoot the swine when they catch him." It is learned that a former officer of the warship Bulwark, which was, blown up at Sheerness last month, with the loss of between 700 and 800 lives ),. Ieen arrested. Ho is allei-,,1 . I threatened to blow up the ship after be ing cashiered. people In the country. Wc arc a body of men and women without civic rights or duties. "We will not develop a jwtrintic race: our children will be.- less patriotic than we. They will have no idea of giving anything to their country. W will, with out civic duties, bring up a race of un patriotic and uncivic peorle." Dr. A. J. McKelway, chairman of the Committee of Forty, introduced the speakers, and made a short address. CHRISTMAS CHEER CHEAPER THIS YEAR Turkeys, Cranberries, Celery, Holly, and Christmas Trees Lower Than Last Season. Chicago, Dec. Hi Christmas will come MERCURY HITS LOWEST AT 10 DEGREES ABOVE "Good, Snappy Shopping'' Weather" Will Be Today's Program. "Good, snappy shopping weather," said the forecaster la.-t night, when asked what Washington may expect today and tomorrow. He predicted that it will be fair today, and probai.. Friday, with light, variable winds. The coldest mark of the winter was reached yesterday morning at 7 o'clock, when the thermometer at the Weather Bureau registered M.G degrees above xero. Downtown thermometer's showed the mercury at eight degrees. Below zero temperatures were recorded in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, the Da kotas, the Middle West, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia. The lowest tem perature was registered at Bismarck, N. Dak., where It was twenty-six degrees be low. , HUGGED ON ROOF IN RAIN. l.lghlalnK Flaahra shore. d Brother and Mhinilmirru. Boy Testifies. New York, Dec. 16. A living picture of cheaper this year, commission men an-lrlo5n -"". tarmer ooy. making love nounced today. Prices for practically all I to MrB Catharine Randall, a young the Christmas trimmings are below what j school-teacher, on the slippery roof of Dad paid last ycar. the Castle farmhouse, in Parishvllle, St. Turkevs should retail at JZ cents a Lawrence County, was produce! for Su- pound or slightly lower, thc commission I preme Court Justice Whttaker today by men sky. Cranberries and celery are ! fifteen-year-old Harold Castle, brother of cheaper than last year. Thc price of j-Floyd, and former pupil of Mrs. Ran holly has been cut in two. and Christmas j dall. The schoolmarm Is being sued for divorce by William II. Randall, Jr. who trees are abundance, on thc market in unusual l..i Holiday Fares to all Points south. Tickets now on sale. Six through trains dally. Southern Railway. Ticket offices. 703 15th St.. 90r, F St. N. W. Phone M. 1211. Adv. DON'T MISS THE BIG CHRISTMAS NUMBER OF NEXT SUNDAY -v is a schoolmaster. Mrs. Randall faced her former pupil as he told how flashes of lightning revealed to him the forms of his brother and Mrs. Randall on thc shingle roof, locked in each other's arms. In this position they remained, the youthful witness said, in spite of rain that was faNlng in torrents. Justice W hi taker refused to award the husband a divorce, holding the evidence insufficient. Special I'sbls to The Washington Hall. I. Paris. Dec. IS By the co-operation of the British fleet with the land forces, the allies today were able to push their advance northeast of Nleuport to the seaeoast in tbe vicinity of Westende. Thc warships, lying off the German iwsitlons in Westende, poured an Inces sant hail of shells Into the town. Tills served to distract a portion of the Ger man land forces and enabled the allies to gain more ground in their march to ward Ostcnd, part of the general plan believed to have been launched with the resumption of the offensive throughout Flanders and Eastern France. The action extended from a point north east of Nleuport, through the district about the town of Lombaertxyde, and to a point on the coast a few miles from where the shells were crashing Into Westende. Tbe brunt of the fighting was borne by thc British and Belgians. Asraacr to the Sea. The success of the bombardment and Its dependent land movement was chron icled in the 11 o'clock official commu nique. The afternoon communique had announced only that the British were vigorously bombarding Westende, and this statement was supplemented in the later bulletin, which said: " Slight progress has been made as far as the seaeoast northwest of Nleuport." At other points in Flanders the day was much in favor of the allies. A counter attack by the Germans on the Belgian position at St. George's was re pulsed, the Belgians throwing the Ger mans back and following up their ad vantage by occupying some farms on the left flank of Tser, which have consider able! strategic value. Me Along Rallvvav. To the southeast of Ypres progress was made along the railroad line running to U Bassec. This field of action has been fought over again and again, with first one side and then the other stubbornly holding to each foot of territory and yielding only after fierce onslsughts. Around St. Elol the battle raged with especial ferocity, and here, although the allies are reported to have made prog ress, it is referred to by the war office as "not so perceptible as at other points." The afternoon official communique claims victories for the allies in artllle.y engagements In the region of Arras, in the region of the Aisne. and In Cham pagne. French successes in the Woevre district also are claimed. British fleet and the guardships and dodged the mines thickly strewn CAPTIVES TOTAL 47S 000 MEN ! in tne 'ortn Sea, 'I'd heavy damage in Scarborough, a famous water ing place. The gun flashes indicated that four big warships were firing. One shell that has been picked up was twelve inches in 'diameter and thirty-three inches long. Htirriedlv called bv Official Statement Takes Optimistic View of Teuton Positions in Both Theaters of War. GREEKS MASSACRED RT TURKS. Athens, Dec. 16. -Greek Christians are being massacred by Turks at Aivali, Asia Minor. Houses have been pillaged in the suburbs and shops In the town itself had been set on fire. Aivali is a town of 20,000 people on the Gulf of Adramyti. Most of its n- habitants are Greeks. . Chrlatuaas Holiday excursion fares to all points via Norfolk at Western Ry Inquire 141 N. Y. Ave. Adv. ARMY FLIER LOOPS FOUR LOOPS F. A. Thompson Performs Thrilling Feat in Cold. New York, Dec. 1;.-Rraving a high wind and the terrific cold. F. A. Thomp son, an aviator of the Army Reserve Corps, ascended to a height of 5.000 feet over the government aviation field In Oakland Heights, Staten Island, today and made four complete loop-the-loops before reaching the ground. Thompson, who has been flying for only four months, la the fourth United States army aviator who has accom plished the looping feat. Berlin. Due, lfi (wireless to Sayvillc. L. L). In the western arena of war sev eral French attacks In Flanders were re pulsed. The French also were driven back to the northwest of Altklrch. where they suffered considerable losses. In the eastern war theater the Russian attacks to the east of the Masurian Lake district were defeated. The German of fensive in Poland is continuing nor mally. "" In (he last fortnight of fighting in Poland the Russians have lost 200,000 men, and their offensive is now complete ly broken down. The eldest son of the German imperial chancellor has been se verely wound, d and captured by the Russian. .. B.OOO Muscovites ruptured. Austrian advances in the Carpathians resu.ted in the capture of 9.000 Russians and ten machine guns, Several Russian regiments have been withdrawn from ac tion owing to cholera. Russia's armies in Poland have lost 3O.0W) men, including 80,000 prisoners, who have been brought to Germany. This official German estimate was made public today In a review of the military operations Issued at the war office. Referring to the Russian losses, the statement said: "We arc able to estimate pretty safely the total of Russian losses in Poland. They amount to the total of 300.000 men. Including 80,000 prisoners who have been transported to Germany." Total Captives 47.1,0(10. The official review also states that the total number of unwounded Russian prisoners taken by the Germans and Aus trians Is 475,000. It asserts that the Germans are making satisfactory progress in Poland, and con tinues : "Latest reports from the German and Austrian commanders mention Lowlcx as ! the center of operations. This indicates I a frontal advance against the Russians behind the Bxura River. "Important news omes from Western Gallcla, where tbe Austrlans are contin uing their offenshc. The success of this movement Is apparent. In that they have compelled the Russians to retreat from thc Carpathians and forced them north ward. "The Russians realize that further suc cesses of the Austrlans are likely to en danger their whole wing, which seems to bo crowded together." FORTY KILLED IN HARTLEPOOL; L0SS)M000 Private Estimates Show Death List Is Longer Than Of ficial Report Admits. MORE THAN 100 INJURED Churches, Hospitals, Homes, Ship Yards, and Gas Works Wrecked. SINGLE SHELL KILLS FIFTEEN Railroad Damaged. Thousands Faf Afoot, Following German Raid. Sparlal Cable to Tt Washington Herald. London, Dec. 1S.-A statement issued by the war office tonight reveals the fact that the greatest loss of life from the bombardment occurred at Hartlepool, where seven soldiers and twenty-two civilians were killed and fourteen sol diers and fifty civilians were wounded. The statement says. "At S a. m. today tare enemy abauu wesa. status, off Hartlaaeui and at t:l they commenced a bombardment. The ships appeared to be two battle cruisers wireless, British warships hastened down ' and ne, armored cruia- ne iai.a Daitenes replied irom tne nearest points to attack tne raiaers, wnose auacK naa not It Is re ported that they hit and damaged the enemy. Thc firing ceased at 8:50 when the enemy steamed away. -No Gist Uavmaged. "None of our guns was touched. One sh'II fell in the lines of the royal en- Only Hartlepool has a Durham ht Infantry. The casualtiea oiiiuiipi me iiu.ips were even Kiuea ana been unexpected by the naval authorities and experts. But the Ger man squadron, made up of their fastest cruisers, escaped in the mist. 0I.V OXE TOWS FORTIFIED. While England has apprehended an attack from the air, thi- demonstration has caused the most intense surprise and thc fiercest gineers and several in the lines of the anger that unfortified cities were attacked 1 S, . ilia mAtirri - K n noi? nine id i 4xi ua uwisaai . i...- .. fourteen wounded. The alarm that spread throughout the kingdom resulted in calling i """ damage was done to the town. . .., , ,. -v- , it .11 . Tn Sas works were fired. During the out the national reserves at Nottingham. In many other places units , homhuIinntn p,clalIy at wt H.r of artillery and infantry were sent to their stations, in preparedness to tiepooi. the people crowded the streets, resist attack. The number of attacking force has been variously esti- Approximately twenty-two were killed mated at from three to six cruisers. It also is believed to have in-, n.dAtf,h anteime a battle cruiser eluded a submarine. Necessarily there is no information on this point and an armored cruiser appeared oft vet. The attack began at Hartlepool about 8:05 o'clock this morning, "borough. The,- fired fifty shots and " , call ..id PAnjilnrahl., HaTnana TtklvAAk f iaLliJ Ti. I"1 t 1 -a-awauwM ' 1 1 - t a : I a ' . - 'iniuaj,r WDCn most oi tne people were at oreaniiasi. it was hkx a doh irom : a clear sky. Most persons thought a thunderstorm had arisen. In all. : i ' about thirty shells fell in Hartle- JAPAN TO SEND TROOPS TO AID CZAR'S FORCES Mikado Offers Aid to Russian Em peror and Latter Accepts. Of ficials Declare. Special Cahla to The Waahinflon Herald. Petrograd. Dec. IS. Emperor Yoshihito, of Japan, has offered to send Japanese troops to fight side by side with the Russians against the Germans, accord ing to reliable reports here, and it Is understood that the proffer has been ac cepted. Russian newspapers have been forbid den to publish this news, but a Rus sian official practically confirmed it to day. All German forces have been driven from the Mlawa region, according to thc ; war office report announced today, and the Russian offensive against the Thnrn Soldau front has been resumed. The Ger mans have been thrown back across the Hast Prussian border. At other points on the battle front thc Russians have maintained their positions. pool. It is reported twenty-nine I persons were killed there and many j injured. PBESaDEKT "SHOPS EARLY.1 Makes Tiro-hour Tour of F Street Shopping District. President Wilson has heeded the "shop early" signs. Accompanied by members of the White House household and several of the Secret Service men, he made a tour of F street yesterday- afternoon in search of sundry seasonable gifts. visiUng one of the big department stores, two Jewelry shops and two book stores. The shopping tour took about two hours. Hotel Waaailwk. .w York Cltr. Comfort Without Extravagance. Adv. KAISER'S CONDITION ALARMS PHYSICIANS Thirteen casualties are reported. "At Whitby two battle cruisers fired shots, doing damage to buildings. Two persons were killed and two wounded." I.oas of Life Heavy. By HAfDEX TALBOTT. Hartlepool. England. Dec. IS. Estl- When the German flotilla sailed mat" by th' men who helped to "' to tne mortuary tne ooaies or persons trom 'Hartlepool It dropped mines, w by the German bombardment of with the purpose of preventing pur- ' t'is tw today place the casualties suj( mucli hlgli-r than the official state ment. These men say that forty per Fall to Wreck Wireless. j sons were killed and more than 100 At Searborough the evident purpose of wounded, the attack was to destroy the wireless , In one op, n space 300 yards from tbe station, bat It failed of its object. At Grand Hotel, m the ocean front, a the first sound of the firing people rushed single shell burst over a group of slx from their houses to the seashore. ! teen people, ws ihing the warships. It they could see were flashes from the di.- ; killed lifte, n of them, the other waa a tant guns. But when the shells began school boy whose rfirht arm was cut to fall they fled in the other direction, i off. many of them to the railway station to The bombardment lasted approximately take a train for Hull. About fifty pro- one hour, b, -inning it S o'clock, Inime jectiles fell in Searborough. Among the I diatety there he'gan .1 mad rush to ea buildlngs that suffered were the elab- j oaDe ''iland. Scenes comparable to those orate sea-bathing establishment. St. C -' f Belgium arero en.icted all day for lumbus' Hospital. All Saints' Church an I rn,1,s ',oni; '""v ru:l'1 "ctween here and the parish hospital. Darungton, tnenty-ttvo miles to the Shells fell in private houses, and it i.- i we?t estimated eighteen persons were killed! T' 8hells s,ru,k the railway track, and many more wounded. In one hou.e nlv one traln' whlch lcft -""id a a family of six was wiped out The ; drur of shells, got away. All the town hall wa, nnlv rt,,H v-rIV j available automobile, were commandeer- " "-' ... -,.... .......- . Doctors Speak of Serious Sore Throat Following Diphtheria Crown Prince at Bedside. Specia. Carle to The WaMat;c Herald. Paris. Dec. 16. A Journal Madrid dis patch says: "Reliable news received here says Em peror William's condition, although re corded by the bulletins as improved, is giving great anxiety. "His doctors speak of a serious sore throat, following diphtheria, which the Emperor contracted during a visit to the eastern front." Geneva, Dee. !. A Berlin dispatch cennrm. the reports that the condition of the Kaiser la serious. The crown prince tor to present is remaining in Berlin. every window in the town was broken The gas works were set on fire and a shell passed through thc window of Lloyd's bank. Shell Ulata Crater. One shell dug a great crater In Vic toria road. The firing was directed right across the harbor and extended to the suburb of Falsgrave. where a huge chim ney of the brick works was destroyed. A hole was blown in the roof of All Saints' ChJrch at Falsgrave. and a num ber of sh'lls fell in the vailey close to Oliver's Mount. Holy communion was being celebrated in St Martin's Church when two shells struck the edifice, but the congregation remained calm, although two men oui- s.de the church were killed. There are fifty, wounded In the Scarborough hospi tal. Shells fell three miles inland. The people of Whitby saw only two warships. They appeared off that town COMUiUB) OK TA.GK TWO. cd for women and children, but a great majority had to walk. Tonight the streets are thronged with crowds viewing the ruins. There aru very few women to be seen. The dam age is much more serious than at first thought. It probably will exceed tS.OOO, QUO. Shells Wreck Gai Works. Shells penetrated three gas reservolra, and the escaping gas burst into flamea. Before an alarm could be turned in the) CONTIM'H) ON PAcje TWO. GERMANS SHELLED FROM AIR. French Aviators Drive Teutoa Forces from Forest. Paris. Dec. IS. Flying from their sta tion in a gale, French airships today bombarded German troops in the forest of HouthoUt. They dropped many bombs and killed a number of German soldiers who war compelled to flee from the forest.