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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
AFTERNOON Edition READ THE 'WANTS' Tin: vr. Tiir.i: IM'IAN .- I n- t- '.gat ;ir. '' --!. i . I.- .p-ite : it. I. Tit-::.. l w i ; i : m m'uiga.v Fa i r t i i g ! . t . . r 1 T I'mI.iv; tntir.;- '. t np i .,i i:wr r t,:;i;h:. AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR NOVEMBER WAS 15,998. VOL. XXXI., NO 355. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1914 PRICE TWO CENTS 1 TRIKN . - FRENCH GAPTL LINE OF THE Steady Offensive Results in Gains. According to Official Paris Announcement Coun ter Attacks Repulsed. ALLIES ON DEFENSIVE ALONG WESTERN LIME Progress is Reported in Direc-; tion of the Three Principal German Strongholds on the Alsatian-Lorraine Front. I-AIMS. Ic. 1 J. The steady ohrn .ie ta'-ien !y th French forced on 1'nir right win;: has advanced their front in Al;ii r, arc or 1 i 1 1 ; to an oifi- ial announcement issued hrre thia 1 announcement issued here tbo aft ..riM...ri. In tin Woev re region th- 1'niii li ha'r captured a line of Ger man tt'Tah'.s on a front "aiu yai ds hng. and have; repulsed two hcreo voanlrr itttarks. u other portions of the line there are iolent artillery engagements. Th". ot!; ial eommnrihiuo follows: 'There is nothing important to lu- po'i between the North sea and the us.-. in the reuion ot the Aisne. f the noi thw.st t .oupir. the e nemy , has Mobntly hnmharded our trrncn- ; . We have repulsed and throw n them into disorder . NGHES; FRQN" Then was no infantry attack t re m either side m this region. o(,r artillery has destrod an ini-j,,,,, je'itant worK on tne su-pe 01 tne .r- inline. "In the forest of (.r'liie e )iac advanced slihtiy b: mining. Thet have l.en no attacks l-y tile etleUlv., " n the heights of the Mease tin re ; was a iolent annonale. the enemy s , Latteries seernim; to have been forced j j. withdraw toward the north. i Kepiil-i Counter A Mack. j "In the Woevre region, after having; lake.i a hue of trenches on a front ot ; :.'. areb- in the for'M e.; M otit mare : .on- iroots i-enulsed two violent conn- . ,.., te 1 au.o "In Alsace our advance has earn, d . Ull t() tUvo iH.noath tive rows of ..ur front as far as the hue lull l- t ,,,jmi; t the peunt where the raid to the north of teinhaoh the i w;(S ,;,,!,. Dardanelles is lined 01 pge of Aspaeh ihe brielge ot l hin- u lt jj pnwetful forts oqt'.ippod with guofin.. ( numerous batteries of 'hevy guns. "Serv ia--Duriiig the davs of Drr. Tin, u-lit Ship Secure. il and 1 the enemy 1 the Airs- ; The Messudieh. whie-h is believe.lto triansi . ontinued to re treat on the ! nav,. la,i r.e-rman naval filacers on .utile frer.t. The Se-rvian iid am e . t. iaI.(, h;t)j ,((en (,,(ai,d to guard the uard has reached Veliki-l'.osniak. in ! ,.. m.j,j and was lying in what the ;he di'-.-t tion of Sliabats as w edl :!S: eu,.ks tlioimht was perfect security: Aa.valaka. in the direction of l,oznu.a. j :H,ni:id the mines and beneath the pro Daring their retreat the Aust ria 11s ( t,.r.ill:. L. ,,ns ,,f t he forts, abandoned numerous trophies of war. Vs soon as the' torpedo was fired from tile retaking of the offensive up '.,m, ,,,,,, ,,andcr llob.rook saw that it to Dee. 11 inc lusive, the numb, r 'f : jUn siruck its mark, the underwate r Pi--winers taken by the Servians has , (.raIl began a retreat at full spec a for a. ia d L'S. (Oi. ' ,,p,,n water, but not before the "The .Servians have taken Te -unsj ,;i,n;, m tm, f,,tts set up a viedent ean and il tndti a ilbMises. . ! nonade. "Montenegro After two d.ivs of 1 Tlu 'ofm.j., statement issueel here, u'htinu the Montenegrins have taken j j.avs: Vishecrael and have driven the Aus- i" '""Although pursued with gun fire Minis across the- Drina." 'and hv torpedo boat destroyers, the 1 buir.ning with vigorous d. monsiia-( li.ms tlie Kreneh holding t lie a 1 lies' , l imit wm.g nave assume i iu '"'if,,,. nine hours. .ill along the hue and progress is be-! iul; made in he direction or the 1 h re e principal (b rman stronghold- on th Alsatian-Lorraine iron?, namely Metz. : Stra.-si.urir and M u.dha usen. j llv a-.iati..n ot .-m . Mibiel b t n mans is imminent a r. in ..1 the iu-oui.s.- of the Trench m the lo,e-t ol La .i'letrc where they are men. a-- ing tlie invaders line nf commune a tin with M'-tz. The I'l.-m h are -itliin L' mites: Item the outer foils .. Met mil.-.- from t!- f..tti.-s. .lt M .,'e-j sin itn. which t m : th- works m ; t!ie outer f.ng det.-n.'me. Stranurg j and are within right mib tSe tort'.- tcation- (!e''"!!-Ki Muelhaiiseu 011 the . v csT sale 1 igbtmg 1- ! ecomn.g nior. tm s'l .11 abmg the hno and m . 1 lanm j tne !t4ttle rag.s un 1 ;! ra 1 . The of;". n.-ie the l'i n ) I'.i'iti-'u b.ung piiisU'd on '-oih ends of the ;:oi.-mile l:ttb- line with more than it i- 11 tlie o'liitr, 'i'U. .7 off re and Field Mar.-hal Sir !en. .Tolm. I'leruh I 1 that they can eom- 1 the retre.it oi the German rnt. i ' )' rertiag inor, ana more pr--st;re f.ji both iianks of tba b tnian triangle! Ac col ding to ojl.ei.il dispate in s ; Item the front all effort-: of the Ccr- mans to re-rain lost ;:rou!ii in front 1 f Vpt.s. in the ATgoline on the; heights of the Meu-c and in A!.oe have been marked with h.-avv lose. 1 'irne Ii I Atend Line-.. Atound FlleV". e.i.-t of the MeliS. alleV, the IT n- !i bae cten.ird their I:?-, s and th. bghtrvg in thU region. --pei'iallv" near S n::-". has been very h..t with the S. D'.e-I.uue lib- fold as'' . , . . . i ! :ie ex i'utnui to.k place m the Span '''l" ,,r'. '"' ! ih ccmetelM . Sec'v Ft a.ti said h 1 :V;VM :U'V' 1"!n " '"'-was without" ado.es to slew the a ..pper and low.-r A-p-; b. wm ' lf thf. , urp-s against the me, M u-lhauctu I In 1 i u h In s s. .ut h i ;L;::k,,rX-'Z garrison will not make ! mh,:;',;':;;;:"'1 t "irtx goethal message public! Irivcn o .t in the ear'. .-..-:- (.;- th.-! - v ;r. ! WAS1I1NGT V". Dee. IF Secy of. N'orthv.cM .!' I'. M-! t-.M. 's.-ei be- I War Garrison today n-ceive l a dis t'.veen I b "'iv 1 1 b- and I Va u m on t. t licit j pate h from c'ol. Goeth.il. governor 'f have b, , n terce artilb iw Kn Is. The the Fanama canal om-. in reply to a Frenc h have massed tr- sii h t.n h- j message of intuiiry s i t. him cone rn u cuts there reckoning the r ma ns ing his re.jgesi i'r t w . d st-o ers to b ,i wiakend th. ir line- bj, s n.lin ti.-otts int.. C lginui anal I'o!. ral I b t w !1 V I'd U II .".nd M I. I Irm-h are bombarding tin- i : , n,a n I r-a ch. s ni -ht ami dav and G.-rman .1 , ".. tw .ii-..!i.r m th:- region ta !:! th i. . ' . . . . .1 les.. s from th" a., urate t.i of The s.eret.rv said, however, that, ' ' ",. - ' " .'l-'V v , ... , ... e t . .ii i t;.,, tiw. ,,;c,--. r: Frvan. who warned l he const 1 1 u t i-ma 1 fV Fr. nch .anno:;.!. :- m b. "i. h.d. oo, thals lebev- the nr.s-.tse of ., f f,tl ., ,..r. the .-g.H the Fr.-ali d urn to e driven the ebrma.x f:-m .oath I! ihe commanding portion.. In t h i . .-triet th- ri-em h h to- .lom- Aind at.- t -''1 tbnng . vrclii nt .-.otk. The t.- i a n s 1 i . m to have - n t m e -! o f ! 1: . v a.u'li angle guns t tin- fr.-'it m ?...rtli II! l-'r.ance and tla- Frtiah militarv viator, al'- ef,ab!t! t t'. in com- aratlve SafelV eXept lor tile dingers lom old-f-hior.ed mortar shelis. i vvu muo i n i M u duh i o ourarx Torpedo Ihiat. flit Mine, and All on Itoaril Io-t. K.Mi;. De II. Two Austrian torpedo I, fat.- arc reported to have i" t n -;ink in tin- Adriatic with the l"s of .til on board .vln.ii they struck mines while enroute from Tola to J Eissa. according to a dispatch from Trieste. Thr mossip says the re port was received by financial circles in Trieste. BEAT ZEPPELIN BACK Alii.-. I 'in on Airship Trying to Kacli Dunkirk. I..IS. France. I e. II. A C r man pp lin airship trying to reach t Dunkirk was iiied uion hv the aerial! r,,,,.. ..t .),.. ..n;,. . ... a... ..... 1 and forced to abandon its flight smith i along tli roas!. It is believed to have been damaged. AHIME SO OF SINKSTIIHKS P filino Pnnanih Minn Cinlilc in BMARINE T U.VCO UUIWlii IN. ML, 1 .UUO Hj(,.rtain Sunday wlmn he was -i nnrrlnnp nnri Tnrnprlnr-s ! r K3tt PShin MPQ;iliilPh. Cnr- rying Crew of 600 Men. I. M X. Dee I f The Ulitish ! ,u i)ina ,ino j 1 1 , attaciied to the inter- TiatlonaI uar iWvt which has be en ri(,Ini(:irIinu ,he Turkish forts at the iT. ..f t ii lr.iMiw.iirx: n in. iiiinio. wi..v i has forced ;i passage d' that water- w;iv ,,v ajm i,tMieath the mine fields f with which it is lined, and torpedoed Turkish hattlchip Messudieh. Th itvsudieh. which tarried a crew of r.rui men. was sinking rapidly ny tne siern wnen me curing sunma- . . . 1 t r 1 . ! line withdrew. ' i N,.ws of tj,js 0,l t;, raid. the- first arine attack of importance that ?i;ls J((.(n ,ua,if. sin,.t. t1L. war began, was .innonn(.t.tj t,v the admiralty through the government press bureau todav. (j.n which is commanded by (',,fnmandu- Holbrook of the rojal lia v . W.1S ( (,mpe i!ed to fee 1 her way '. .1.. .. ..,,,1 tro',.iiritc ,..,0.0, -oe -.oos ...... , ciirrems of the narrow Dardanelles ,u , j WIS t,, r,.turn to tlm licet 1 . n Vi;ft.ty. sim had been submerged j "When last si e n the Messudieh w as sjn kint; rapidlv by the stern.' a- 17-Knot Ironclad Th(. Messudieh was a 17-knot iron- ,i.,d of the obi type, having been built , () s- u VJir) hi. was rem odelcd. j h,,U(.vrr- in llu. r.enoa shipyards and I , ,,ale alteration, made. .he was . f . 1,,..., t,., t wid- and reg- ;ir, fret long, r.H fe. t whb- and reg istered 1 0.000 tons. Her armaments consisted of two nine-inch guns; 12 uv.inrli -nils: 1 4 three-inch guns: 10- M,niU rs , hr-e-po. meters. Thi. Was j,mi j,, mm; and has 1(0n alt;u.h.,, lf, the naval ,lepot at N;llta she is ::, feet long, t feet . , . , . . under water She registers speed of 1" Kn,,t carries two torpedo tubes and h ;( .lt,w lf ,1U n The lom. man.b r cd' the lt-M. t'otumander Nor man I . Holbrook. has beer, e b v ated fieni a 1 ieu tcna ney sun e the war he gan. ile has eommaiub d the- C-11 since Dee. ::o. l: 1 ::. officersTrTexecuted cieii. I'ucnto-. ami Three Other-. Meet ( , Death at llamU of i:oolutioni-t' V SlllNF.T iN. Dec. 14. ;en. 1 Fteritos. whose son married Gn. i llinrta's daughter, was executed to LM'h.r with four minor otln-ials mi. Wednesday it: Mexico Fity. according! to advi. es to the state department to-j 'day from American Fonsul Silliman. ! pr ve.y; violations ncitr.,l:tv in the,,. 11 '' 1 ' . t nited states troop- hre o .v..,a.. a.., ... .li.a..,.. t hi c-uit en t s , .f r . d. . b ,t ha Is' d is, .a t h a ing the unto r at pra . ti! was i .i "c.-n'oh'T-.tial. . . i. . . . w ir b-ss within vnl writ, rs ami the;' 1 V"'1 1 " ' , . iuateis the,n-lv. a- a h.,.- ot s a p I d v 1 " r '-t NaCo. Ariz.. Would not be j re. , u i r- Co presence of s.ifr m-w i n g i u u ' 1 - :' th-s govetn..ient. I hii-s. Prop, r vt.M- vvdi p.. r, the! ' ,,lV UrM 'aU rv xn (,tlK s - i t a r ad d d . )IHHsrs MINI si bits. Ib'g'ibtr sc"-ion of the M iu:-t rial . w, ,. ta t ion wax la Jd Monday mornin lhe f-ature being a talK. i a devo tional nature by Dr. J. A. XlcC'uaig. SAYS SUHL TOOK ARSENIC TO CURE Henry Boetcher, as Witness for Defense in Murder Trial, Springs Surprise State Be gins Evidence in Rebuttal. A surprise wits sprung by the de- letlSe if. the trial of Mrs. Augusta S,,h. Monday nior n in w hen hr pu t on tne witness sianu nein. jiut-uiiri, a huti'her employed on X. Michigan St., w h testilied to the faet that Clunks Suhl had boon in the hahit of taking arsenir in whisky for the (lire of rheumatism. The direet ex amination of the witness was brief as was also the cross-examination. Although the latter was brief it was correspondingly lively. The prosecu tor intimated that the testimony was made because the witness held a i.rniil' against him because of recent prosecution against the witness in an other court. Uoetcher sa id thai his son had been employed in a drug store six years ago and that often on Sundays the druggist would go away on hunt inir trips and that on such occasions lu Eoetcher would stay at the store with his n. He testified that on a ;it the inm store with his son. Mr. -suni came into the store a and asked for 1 c ents worth of arse nie. The witness t said that he heard his son and Mr. ' rfulil visit and that his son finally ask I cd .Mr. ."suhl why it was that he i bought so much arsenic and the lat ter had replied that he used it in vv hikc f.n his rheumatism on "cross-examination the witness admitted that his son was now dead and that there had be en no others .1 .1... .: e 1... in me mui v; ai lii eciiiie 01 w ui e 11 111; spo ke. Little D.iui- of Coiitamiiiiit ion. Tin defense also put on the stand Dr. C Ik Crumi;uker, who testilied that when he had performed the autopsy on the body of Mr. Suhl he h . , follna a smaii hole in the middle ,.f tlie front wall of the stomach lie declared also that he noticed at the same time that the liver in the same body was not normal and that there was signs of fatty degeneration. This witness had formerly been on the .stand for the state. It was he who had "performed the autopsy un der the direction of the coroner. The defense rested their case after the hearing of Roeteher and Dr. Crum- . , . hearing packer. Considerable delay was experienced before the state was ready with its vieleiice in rebuttal. Drs. K. H. My i rs, S. V. Baer, K. Moon and J. t Terry were finally uimst icuied as to the probability of there having been contamination of the' stomach of Mr. Suhl during the time between the autopsy and the analysis at Indianap olis. They agreed that there was a possibility of contamination under the circumstances of that case but that there was no probability of 1 011 taniination. Tiny agreed also that, under the same circumstances, they would have scaled the stomach with in the jar in which it was sent through the mails. I'm---1 lamination lirie-r. Tlie cross-examination ol' these wit nesses was also brief. The defense sought to show merely thai the Moniach had been handled in a care less manner and that then was no w ay of telling that the same stomach reached Indianapolis as was taken from the body of Mr. Suhl or that there had been no arsenic injected woo ene siomacn 111 tin lntcrnm. It was the belie f of the state at tlie noon hour that they would be t h roa g h in time for the taking no of the argumeuits Tuesdav mornin- anl possibl v late Mondav afternoon" 1 . A TERSE REPLY TO DUNN'S MESSAGE iSays if United States Troops Fire Across Border it Will be Considered Hostile Act and a Direct Aid to Villa. NA'o. Altz.. Dec. 14. Two troops ed the Ninth Fnited States cavalry were ordered here todav. Mexican bullets continued to fall on the American side of the bor der this morning. WASHINGTON. Dec. 14. The killing of two Americans. Thomas Franks and another whose name is not known, several days ago p. tw e n Aguas Ih e ita and Naco zary Sonora. was reported to the state department today by the consular agent at Cananea. No details w e re given. The state de paitmcnt is investigating the mat ter. c wiiiv..i-..v i.. 11. - ' If at ross the- o.-Kit r h win r. 'onsithretl an i:n- u-nAly act and me that will be a tllI'',t ,ll,' to ,Ila- , .en. ( arranza thus ends his r p v a.. , w-. ." to a m sa tire sent bv c ot stale I ran i s me ssage sani: ' "Fot'O wtiuid have tt be ctinsi.b retl an a t of hostility, howtver. well elis- P t.s..,i m gtiv.rnmni mignt ne m making it." S. t 'y Rrvan wu!d not give out the vCONTlNFED UN PAGE' TEN; HIS RHEUMATISM mm sends COMMITTEE CUTS APPROPRIATIONS FOR GOVERNMENT Economy Policy Carried Out Consistently in Report of Body to House on Legisla ture, Executive, Judiciary. WAIIIXdTOX. Doc. 14. The jMi:toifice appropriation bill for the next lhscal year was reported to the house today. It carries $:.- l.TOO.ul 1, and $7 1.700.000 is appropriated for the rural mail delivery ami ?l,t0U,OOu fur the star route carriers. The total of the bill is approxi mately $4.Mlu,'.K0 less than the sti mates submitted, w hich w ere wash ixc rr i, i)e . n. Tlie ad ministration economy policy is main tained in the legislative, exec utive and judicial appropriation bill reported to t'ne house today by the appropriations committee. The estimates were cut consistently all down the line. Although the bill carries $J,2SC,100 for an agricultural census, an item not in last year's measure the total report ed today is not greatly above that of the last session. Including the allowance for thv cen sus the bill carries $.18,7 1 4,7r;j.."iu, a cut of approximately $ldS2,0Ui in the estimate s submitted. The amount ap propriated last .year was $:!7,74S,7 4y. No salaries are increased and but very few additional employments are provided for in any of the depart ments of the government says the re port tiled by Kep. John cd South Carolina, chairman of the sub-committee which framed the bill. Nearly 1 7,0Oo; salaries ranging- from that of the president down to laborers and charwomen are provided for. The committee alsr eccmomized a tut at its own expense. It inserted a legislative rider providing that here after members of congress shall re ceive" only live cents coming- ami going. The present allowance is only I'O cents allowance each way. Cut Automobile K-timate. The agriculture census authorized by a law passed in l!'Jt is to obtain information on farm acreage, crops and domestic fowls in the United States. The estimates called for $2foo for the driving", maintenance and care f the president's automobile but the item w.as not allowed. The vice pres ident has a machine but this is kept by himself. The important legislative rider in the bill in addition to that covering reduced mtleahle for senators and congressmen abolishes the position of superintendent of the congressional library and the appointment of a dis bursing oilicer. The library superin tendent. Dernard Croon, died in uct toher. last. Sec'y Uedliehfs estimates for the bureau of foreign and domestic com rneree were cut. He asked $1oo,jmi for "promotion and developments of foreign commerce." but receives only $7.".imi. The item fr investi gating cost of production was cut from $ 7 f. . o o o to j.'.o.ihhi; that for pro moting commerce with Central and ioutli America was reduced from SlOO.imo to ?7r.,0un and the estimate of $10,000 to gather statistics of in ternal commerce was lowered. MICHIGAN CITY GETS MEET Summer laicampment of Itcd Men Will ho Held in That City. MH'DIFAN CITY. Intl.. Dee. 14. Announcement w.as math todav that Michigan City had been selected as the snmmer encampment city of the lied Men of Indiana and that Uarters would be reUired for 1 0 ,111m Red Men for tin- period ed one week. DISEASE IS CONTROLLED Wisconsin Aiilhoi itic stamp Out Cat tle '.Yoiirgo at l'o-t of ssn.nooo MADISON. Wis., Dec. lb Stale N'eterinarian . H. Kliason, announce d today the hoof and mouth disease is under control in Wisconsin Twenty one herds of cattle, three of registered cattle, were wiped out by the epidemic The value oi the animals slaughtered was ise.eon. GERMANS HURL 500,000 MEN TOWARD WARSAW Kaiser.-. Ariiij hi Ti cincndou. IhVort to I'low ay Through snow to roland"-. Capital. PETT I G KA D. De c . 14. Through gleat snow tlrifts in the region west of Warsaw the Germans are hurling r.nf.oiot men upon the- Russian line liiim I bw tit Gb.n'. in the greatest attempt that thev have yet made to open the way to the capital of Po land. They an marking night and day attacks, but all have been te pulsed. the Army Messenger states and the- Russians hae maintained their positions without change-. In the Mlawa region where the Russians are making a drive towaid the Thorn-Soldu front, th, Germans hae been loiecd to retire at several points from lti to -" miles before da.-hing raids by the czar's cavalry. oi:Tr:i:Vn.LK. Ind. Falling into a vat of scalding water while engago! in slaughtering hogs ,,u a farm near her. Rloy.l Hill was so badly stained that death ensued s.on afterwards. Although nearly all the skin peeled lrorn his body when a companion jerke-d nim ut of the at. Hill walk ed some distance to his home in ter rible agonv. seoTTSPd'RG. Jml. An insurance, agent. Fharbs M. MeAdam. fainted while att-mjting t give hrst aid te George Christy, contractor, who fell 1! feet from a -scaffold, landtag en 111. head and fracturing his skull. Germans Forced Naval Battle in Pacific Ocean Which Ended in Loss of Kaiser's Cruisers Official of Chilean Navy on Board One of Teutons' Ships Describes Engagement Off Falkland Islands. RIJKNOS AYllK.S. Dec. 14. A wireless message received here reported the Ccrnum cruiser Dresden had arrived at i'unta Arenas in the strait of Magellan, .also brought the information that the warship, which had tied to .Santa Cruz after the engagement oft' Falklaml islands had steamed 2 7 5 miles down the Argentina coast, keeping well within the neutral three-mile limit. In order to escape being dis mantled and interned until the end of tlie war, the Dresden would have been compelled to leave Santa Cruz immediately af ter her arrival there. Ii.I)0.( Deo. 14. An oflicial of the Fhilean navjr. who saw the oilicial report of the naval battle in the Pa cific ocean on board the Cerman cruis ers, in today's Telegraph gives the fol low ing account of the action which took place near the island of Santa Maria : "The concentration of German war ships took place north of Valparaiso and they united and sailed south in search of the Knglish squadron. On th' afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 1, the four German warships steaming in line abreast the Scharnhorst nearest the co ast. the Gneisenau in fecond po sition. Dresden and N'urnberg third and forth, and much behind the Leip zig and transports. "The Knglish tlotilla the Mon mouth. Glasgow and the transport otranto was navigating a line ahead, south to north, in order to join the Good Hope, coming from the west. Lookout- See Germans. "When the German squadron reach ed the latitude' of 'oncepcion, the Kng lish lookouts reported the German tleet at a little past six in the even ing. A gale was blowing from the north. "The Cnglish squadron changed its course from south toward the coast, in order probably to gain territorial waters and avoid a disadvantageous engagement. "Tlie Germans seeing that the man euver if gained would give the Kng lish a great advantage, passed between them and the coast to force, the light. At tin? same time the German ships changed formation from line in front to line in file- the Sehnrnhorst in front followed by the Gneisenau. Dresden and N'urnberg. At this moment the Good Hope was seen approaching from tin- west at full speed. Making sduth west, she placed herself in the line with her companions. "The two flotillas, following parallel lines steamed toward the south, the Germans near the coast, the English men further seaward. The Germans were shortening the distance at ea'h moment. At the oilicer at th Sehamhorst's telexmeter reported the distance from the Good hope at 10,?,00 meters. Hie Saho. "At p. ni.. the Fharuhorst and KAISER IS REPORTED 10 Crown Prince Has Been Sum moned to Berlin, According to Private Dispatches. IJASLK, Dec. 14. A private dis 1 .ttch from ilerlin via .Munich reiter ates the report that the kaiser's con dition is serious. It says: "The kaiser is suffering from serious bronchial pneumonia, and must under go an operation on his throat as soon as he is sufficiently strong. The crown prince has been summoned to Berlin." FFFLIX, Dec. 1 4. liy Wireless. ) "l.ighL French attacks on part of our positions in tlie Mouse ami Vosge-s regions have been easily repulsed." says an oflicial report from headquar ters issued heie at l o'cbiek this af ternoon. The official report adds: "There is nothing of importance from either East Prussia or southern Poland in the caste in war theater. In northern Poland our operations are taking their normal course." The report dec lares that the orticial anno -incement of success by Kussians southeast of 'racow on Dee. nnd by French troops on Dec. 1J against the '.erman batteries at Vailly are "in e ntions." REPORT TURKS WAGE A CRUEL WAR ON CHRISTIANS PI'TRc.M IRA I . Df-o. 14. Refugees a! ri .ng in TifTlis from Tjrkish Ar menia report to the Russian military authorities there that the Turks are i waging a c-ampaign of extre.-me rutl Itv towai-el Fhristians. Hind reels of Armenians have 1 e-e n im prist fieel and mau hanged in the streets, it is said. Th-re are :F..m..j Turkish. troups mot.iiize-tl at Erzerum. where- it is said the lives of L'a.oiMi 'hrist'ans are in dang.-r. TURKS BOMBARD BAT0UM Ru ian Iorl shelled by luincr Gor man Oui-er Goehen. a iNSTANTIN PEE. (Via lbihn and Amsterdam j. D c. li It is ohr t'aitilly announctl that tin- Turkish war-hip Jav.as-Zelim. fernic-rly the F.ern att criiis-r Got ben. 'ombard' d and s-t fire to the Russian port of I tat. can last. Fridav . The Eu-sian land batteries replici to tbe b,.m brettlnient. but were Incf Ivcti o. S R U CO! 0 Gneisenau tired the lirst salvo, two forward gun. The lire was concen trated on the Food Hone. The Ger mans continued tiring 1- simultaneous I volleys in the same manner at 10.000 j meters. Tlie Good Hope could not at first reply on account of the heavy sea. For a time the (lerman shots fell wide for the same reason. The opposing forces continued steaming from north to south, hut the Germans followed more to the southwest. When the dis tance was reduced to about C.00C meters the Good Hope began to reply, but could only do so with two !-inch guns. Her eitrht fi-ineh guns were on. such a low line that they were ren dered useless hy the gale. "After the Food Hope had tired three volleys a German projectile i struck her tower, bare followed and obliged her to cease firing. The Good Hope turned to the starboard, and the Monmouth came forward to cover her: and take up the light. Tlie ilistar.ee I - was reduced to ."..00o meters. The) German ships were able to use l-oth.Jhpfje OtllCP CitiCS ill UllitCCl six and eignt-incn guns. "Xow the contest was between the Monmouth and the Glasgow, and their tour adversaries. The Otranto lay fur- j tlier out to sen damaged. Two the German armored cruisers con centrated their lire of their I2.:i-inehj guns on the Monmouth. At the lirst broadside four shots went home. The second broadside holed the Monmouth and stopped her tire. She then foun dered after the Scharnhorst. with two more shots, completed the ruin. Kngiisli Gunnery 1mh, "The Knglish gunnery, according to the Germans, was poor. The Mon mouth only was able to get a shot be--tw eon the two forward guns of the Cncisenau. Some damage was done bv another shell from the Monmouth) which penetrated the interior cabin, but lid not explode. When the Mon mouth went down the opposing forces were at a distance of I.ThjO meters. "Fp to this time the German ad miral was engaged in getting nearer the eneiTLV. Dominating by the good lire from the lirst he gave up the idea of using" torpedoes, but had sunk the Menmonth. lie feared the Good Hope or the Glasgow might endcaor to tor pedo him. He therefore changed his course- slightly to get nearer the coast, at the same time keeping up a hot lire on th remaining British vessels. The Glasgow damaged soon sheered off. "The Good Hope, hit by more shells, began to burn seriously. A big ex plosion was heard and the vessel turn ed toward the west. This was at 7:14 p. m. when the Good Hope was at a distance of f,.",00 meters. Good IIop-e Disappears. "Night had almost -completely fallen and the Good Hope disappeared into obscurity. Admiral Spec detached the N'urnberg to search for the Good Hope-, but could lind neither vessel nor indication of her having founder ed. "During the night the Germans in tercepted wireless messages from the Glasgow calling the Goop Hope, to which there was no reply. The Ger mans made no attempt to save the sur vivors of the Monmouth, as it was im possible to launch boats. An officer of the Gneisenau said they fired 00 shots from their heavy guns and 40 hit the enemy. The conditions were all against the Knglish the storm, un favorable conditions for navigation and practical inferiority of the guns." ! FILES SUIT 10 PREVENT ! Owner of S500 in Stock Ob jects to 5300,000,000 Consolidation. j OI.F.VFl.AXD. Ohi". Dec 14. i Clarence II. Venner ( Uo-ton, owner of J.'.uo vvoith of stock of the New i York Central railroad, today be-an a fight in common plea c-ourt to bbtck the i.'.eO.eoii.iHin merger of the New York Central with the Dake Shore ,; Michigan Southern railway. ..mi to throw half a .dozen railway systems into receiverships. In his application for injunction Venner charges the- merger of the like Shore and Ne x York Central I V". ill violate the Sherman anti-trast 1 law. tin- railroad law of New York, the Valentine anti-trust law of Ohio: I anti-trust laws of Pen n s-c k-eiii . r, , 1 Indi in- it.l kf 1-tr.t wi.,t.... il,... ...b which the New York Cential lims; run. ii ,,Y.yn-. m, .. oi e ... a. ! the treasury of the Rake Shore to le treasurv of the Lake Shore to :e... oo. (mm,.' He asks recei v ership.s r the Eake Shore. No kle Plate. ake Krie a AVtsi.rn. Hi. Four and hio Fentral roads, each ol which In- a i ...a. . , .i. .. iir . 1 1 4 c nit. ni. i i will oci'ieie $ lpt,"00.tMMl. ! for I I. 1 Ohio , allegee will be alTe ted b the mer- : 1 .j i 1 .-1 .1 1 1 :o ..... ,.. . I....... , .t4-.w, -.,.- v.o tl, uo m hi f Iwi r.p. .to . w . . f t V,,. V , . . BIG RAILROAD MERGER York Central with the Rake Shore y ' ' ' r ' .'J ; ;',. ...,, ',' 7 has been appr.ned by the interstate n ,.. tonunene c-ommi.-si.m. tlie r.N'cv, YorkrJlv pt 1u i a ,. , ri public service ceunmissicn, the hio. ,JjntVr " Th. -"! ' o.-'r d utilities commission and by a ma- ,r,,,., v ,..T T. N i-j... , jor;ty of the stockhobb-rs of the t.voj((, l,,.4. ;,,,, d s-,:. - w.. ! "bi!'anies. lh. t,.rn,,(.; tV,T. , , ... j Mr. enner has riled a number -t ;1 ;,. r in AlJan igb' Tv suits a fa in st the Now ork ( entral in the past eight of years. ROAD CONFERENCE OPEN Good Roads .Mt tJ rails Many to Chi cago for Tir-t American Congiev-.. f CHICAGO. Dec. 1 . Delegate; s from! all parts of tin Fnite.J States gatbt-rt d ! in Chicago today fur the first Ameri can good roads congress which opens tomorrow. The American Road Rudders association and the- Illinois AsseK-iation f stat- highway eJepart-mt-nt will me-et at the same time. Fon ferences and registration of the dele gates to the : meetings at the Int-r- national A rnphith atr at the- Union M(hk larus o.eupieu ni- uav. i ne goou roaus exnioii. an important lea- UI'c of th- congress, w ill ' be ope-ne d tonight. Tb.- fd-ral governuient :s reire-cntej ;u the vxhibiu MERCURY STRIKES ZERO HERE AND HKOUGH VBLUi ! Thermometer Registers Lowest for Present Season. Accord ing to Observer Swaim's Re port Old Fashonccl Bliz?ard DEVIL'S LAKE COLDEST AT 18 DEGREES BELOW States Record 16 Below, However South Also Hit by Cold and Snow Flurries. There w re ;wo etr nie!v h-ippy in dividuals iti town this morning. They have been in town for some time lyn; oub t but keeping one r ,. coined on the weathc". This morning tlie two men were reporte-d b-o:ndin-,' about in uncontrollable glee. The two men aie the coal and ice man and the aii-- oi' then extreme; jollity was the fact that Mr. Winter had actually aniv.d. anploach had been herald .1 i.ir some time, but lie did not g't he-re with "both feet" at once until this inoiniim. and to greet him wore tin- o; I and j, ,. man. Accompanying Mr. W'mt.r was a line cdd-f.cshioncd bln-.zai 1 that raged during tjie ni-ht. M abai.-d li.ewhaL towards morning leaving a b!aiik i ,,f snow averaging about inir mm In . a -:riling to Jl.nr: Su,,,m. io ..l ..jher oii.se rver. The tiling i hat sh-'Wed 1 1 :.: t v. inttr was "on the j- the ;.d. told by ir. Jsvvainis thei i'mm.uu -r. which registered jmt one deir:ve above ,.p. at 7 o'clock this morning. '! !a- sari .Mr. Swaim. wa- the nr. i l tis t,,r for the w inter. And the indiea I ion--Were, he said, that it v. ..aid pi.tbabp go below tlie .: I o mail toniuht an i. that the wave would -ontinue , ,; day or two. So the ice man i- getting out hi--knives, and savs and hMS' - and t" -taking himself to Fie u.-arby bike . t.. prepare a haie-t. v.h;b' the eoa! man stands next to hi coal bins and waits for calls. FH!FAG , I ec. 1 4. 1 low . 1 o weather was recorded in a do;e!i western and central western states thi mnrning w In n the tirst real winter of the year pushed down from Manitoba and a bli..ard rat; d over some sec tions of the SoUtil. Over tlie east these was leavy now. with promise of zero teaipei ature s tomorrow. Devil's Lake. X. I .. w;?h a t":npra tute of Is deu'rees below y.ejo. was the coldest place in t!o Failed States to day, but three eitif s, I 'ninth and Mooiehead, Minn., and Ibirson. S. D. recorded 1 ; below. it Was I below in Charles Fity. I. wa. Temperatures of from to J ' h. ..y ;'e o w re reported from practically ewery Mat between the Faiia. iiau i.onbr and the ohio river and westward to the Uoe-kie-. h was four !. ,w in Kansas ltvV . two plSoI;s b. jug .,,;, n (, i death there. Fre earm ueaFor ctenb d .cj!h t the iiio Grande, with a 1 1 :u p : at n re o: L'S above at Galv .-:.,!!, 'i' a-. on th. gulf oV Mevj'f ... Ill c'hitaL'o ii was two !h'W with unorheial 1 1 -t thermometers regis tering six ami ei-,M i.ej,w. 'I lie hist o!d '. a V e iif f;,e , J- In Chicago bioughi thousand- !' .-hi e ring people to the y. 1,. i latioU opened b- tlo .a cty li.ui and lo tie many private . Iiaritu s. One man. M.ui Kett..-.e. ., j,F v.ite v.-atclm.an. vas t.-arni at u.i h -a-with his hand- ami ft t ? j i Am putation W.i tit :'. .i- ,i c, y lint e p i 1 1 ( J , i -i ( o . The. sao- . w Iih-Ii v . - i ,.. central v.-est. f.-ll to a Vp'h --f fror.i 'I to v ha Vies in the ; !;.! s 'it .f Ineii.ina. Wh;b- i . i - I i I Ma:1..-, am! hi n tb red tad. : i ; . ! . . ( , : a jr a n a . . . it i urnished -t J. to t !;. - '. needy mi :, v. ith s'-ac . in ., . , , t cities. W'ar.ts to (.ie a ( liibln n. Cfld and want dr.. s'..a . -t i r,rx " k 1" ti:'' vV"1 ' ' !: o.,!i.-. ! sti,tlori u', F vafh ttn o.r ! gr ! : ' 1 '' hJs t ". o (hl.b. a Marv . f . I ! ''Wl.-' a !'al .Mi i: a . 1. b . r i;.'-. -- ni!,,;.p. s.aiv c..,n hiid; i :I.!T - V. !) V I ..iUt . ! , . t iiem ptt.iv. I !o.,t ..m:! tin t-i t r l' " "!" M:,T ' ' ' ( irl u' r ":i V :M"'' " U' ' X I:: ;' -1 '' : 1 ' " 1 :" 1 v "'J U,t:" "' , , J chare h re. -tor.. j m v .-. : : 1 1 1 .) an: v. a rm-t d and 1" 1; 1 ! -n r. FORD I.N SOI III f 1 ,,r, ,.,.t : f. , !r.t't tw'.. da; .- I l.VDIANAlh 'LIS. i ! . ! Th . l"s ' 1 " b 7 -ad ! ' c . : ' ea - at a ri iv (! in 1 -! : t :.a p At S j - ' ' ; e k ! r.e .:'. ! , r ; e a minus ..to- -:r . a ; n t rt g:-it r- i z i . i r.e a v.- sno . t .. were b.-ejg, d i I ing poor. A eta w e- tther a ;. - ; i diana. 1 P JoIlNST' VN P -. I more- than a . v;a and idu-e drifts j .br. . lows, the pr-r bl. ir i Wd 1 ir : tin Alb gin ! v n."Ut;':..:,s h. - "'he p, ; pbteb patal- d Tr:'.'. i sv ania ii;.i:i tf. i-v 't.., 1. s 'th i.;. i m I - ' ii a i " ; : .rh. , i:;tcl nidt, nt- sua e oc! '. mh r ..r-- . ly.