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lEW WAR CIEDIT
Momentous Session of
the Reichstag Is
Marked by a Unanim*
ity of Feeling
GIVEN TO CAUSE
With But One Dissenting Vote, a New
W?.r Credit of 3,000,000,000 Marks
Was Given Toward Prosecuting
War to the End
Berlin, Dec. 2, Via London ,Dec. 3,
6.11 A. M.— A momentous war session
of the Reichstag was held to-day anil
was marked by the unanimity of feel
ing that prevailed among the members
in regard to prosecuting th e war to the
eßd. A new war credit of 5,000,000,-
000 marks $1,250,000,000) was voted
with but one dissenting vote, that of
Herr Liebknecht, Socialist, and notable
speeches were made by Kaempf, the
speaker. After the credit was voted
the Reichstag adjoumel until March
Almost all the members were pres
ent when the body was called to order
and at least a tenth of them wore the
gray field uniform. The benches al
lotted to members of the Bundesrath
and all the galleries were crowded. On
the scat of Dr. Ludwig Frank, the So
cial Democrat, who fell as a volunteer
in his first fight, a large laurel wreath
Cheers for Cruiser Emden
Speaker Kaempi, in the course of
his opening speech, announced that 69
members of the Reichstag were per
forming active service. Over 2,000,000
men he said, had offered their services
as volunteers, but only a small part of
this number has thus far been called
to the colors.
During Herr Kaeiupf's speech th'O
stormy enthusiasm of the first days of
the war was changed into a less noisy
but more deep and serious feeling. The
enthusiasm was greatest when the
speaker mentioned the triumph of the
cruiser Emden and Germany's subma
When Dr. Von Bothmann-Hollweg,
the Imperial Chancellor appeared, he
spoke seriously and slowly, reading his ]
prepared speech with careful emphasis.
He eulogized the German military sue-'
cesses said that much remained to be
done, but that Germany would persist
to her last breath in this war which
was forced upon the German nation.
The Neutrality of Belgium
One of the most important parts of
r>r.~Von Bethmann-Hollweg's address
was his declaration of Belgium's guilt
in surrendering her neutrality of which
"written proof, he said, had since come
to light. These were not at Germany's
disposal on August 4, he declared, al
though well known to British states
men. This declaration met with pro
The final portion of the Chancellor's
speech was devoted to an indictment
of British policy as being morally re
sponsible for the war, although Russia
was directly responsible, the Chancellor
said, by driving through a general
mobilization. Long continued applause
followed the close of his speech.
Hugo Haase, the Socialist leader, on
behalf of his party, stated that the
Socialists remained faithful to thei
standpoint of their declaration of Au-j
gust 8. He criticised the press censor- j
ship as unnecessarily severe.
Dr. Peter Spahn, leader of the Cen- \
ter party, spoke in behalf of all mod-1
erate parties in favor of the Avar credit |
which was then passed with only the'
dissenting voice of Dr. Liebknecht.
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EMDEITS CAPTAIN CRIR
JOKER IN DARING RAIDS
San Francisco, Dec. 3.—(The reckless
daring and ironic courtesy of Captain
von Mueller, of the German cruiser
Emden, lately destroyed by au Austra
lian warship, are illustrated in anec
dotes brought home yesterday by Cap
tain Phillips, of the Standard Oil tank
er Wabasha, which narrowly missed
capture by the Emden in the Straits of
Malacca. The Wabasha Hies the Brit
ish flag. When seeking prizes the Em
den would ask in English, by wireless:
"Have you seen the German cruiser
"No," would come the answer, dis
closing the proximity of a merchant
"Thank voti," would be von Muel
ler's reply. "We'll be alongside di
rectly. Prepare for the worst."
While Captain Phillips was at Cal
| cutta the tale was told on the quays
j of how von Mueller had nearly suc-
I ceeded in beguiling the commandant
\ there into furnishing liim with supplies.
"This is the British cruiser Hamp
j shire." canie a rode message from the
mcu'th of Hoog'.i river. ''Send us coal
j and provisions.''
A barge was actually loaded and dis
patched, Captain Phillips was told, and
would have been delivered but for the
arrival of an Italian merchantman
which sighted the Emden and. brought
word of von Mueller's presence.
"Thank you for your courtesy," he
flashed back when he learned that his
j ruse had been uncovered. "Hope to
| meet you later. Have the beer ready."
i EMINENT SCIENTIST SAID
! TO BE A PRISONER OF WAR
Paris. Dec. 3. 4.45 A. M.—Dr. Al
i bert Calmette, the eminent scientist
' and director of the Pasteur institute
at Lille, who ha* been acting as one
j of the chiefs of the medical service of
the army, has been missing for same
time. It is now reported that he is a
; prisoner of war at Munster, Westphalia.
Dr. Calmette is a brother of the late
editor of the "Figaro," Gaston Cal
mette, who was shot and killed by
Mine. Caillaux, wife of the well-known
; French statesman.
Situation at Przemysl Desperate
( Rome, Via London, Dec. 3, 6.55 A.
i M.—Tho archbishop of Przemysl, who
j-is en route to Rome, is credited in an
interview published here with declar
ing that the situation of Przemysl is
desperate and the surrender of the
fortress imminent,. The hospitals are
j crowded, according to the statement,
the mortality is enormous an I the food
j supply exhausted.
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TTARKISBTTRO STAR-INDEPENDENT, THUKSDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 3, 1914.
OPPOSE RECEIVING 100,000
BELGIANS IN STATE OE IOWA
Ames, la., Dec. 3.—The opposition to
the proposed movement to bring 100,-
000 Belgians to lowa after the war
organized for a determined fight on
the project at the Greater lowa Con
vention session yesterday afternoon.
The Des Moines Trades an 1 Labor As
sembly is opposed to the coming of al
iens, and Mayor Hanna, of Des Moines,
is here to use his influence against the
W. W. Marsh, of Waterloo, president
of the Greater lowa Association, re
ferred to the Belgian movement as an
"explosive subject." All of the inter
ests represented appear to think the
matter will be the big topic of the con
Flour Bought for Belgians
Minneapolis, Dec. 3. —The New York
branch of the Belgian Relief Commis
sion yesterday bought 30,000 barrels
of flour in Minneapolis. Mine. Lalla
van der Velde, wife of a Belgian .Min
ister of State, said when here that she
would recommend to Emmanuel Have
nith, Belgian Minister to the United
E3 SHOWS FLOODED DISTRICTS \ J L/W S \
••• ALLIES mmm GERMANS j* m m \ i ~
0 s 10 /sM<ks
J ACTIVITY ON THE WESTERN BATTLE LINE PROCEEDING FURTHER FROM COAST. I
J Having tailed to break through thj Allies' lines at Nieuport an d again at Dlxmude, which they are t
♦ said to have evacuated, the Germ ins are apparently transferring their activities to points on the line fur- ♦
f ther from the coast. Thus the French official reports speak of a sortie from their trenches by the Germans ♦
J south of Bixschoote and "a rather brisk affair" between Bethune and Lens, after which the French captured I
J the chateau and park of Vej-melles. I
States, that a large portion of the
funds collected be expended for flour.
Turk Mutiny Confirmed
London, Dec. 3.- —The "Star" has \
1 received a dispatch from Rome stating
i that the report that the garrison of I
j Adrianople had mutinied is confirmed. :
GERMAN' MOWN PRINCESS'
31 OTHER AIDS BELGIANS
London, Dec. 3.—A dispatch to the
"Daily Mail" from Chiasso, Switzer-
I land, savs:
"The Grand Duchess Anastasia of]
i Mecklenburg-Schwerin, who was born
a Grand Duchess of Russia and who is
: the mother-in-law of the German
; Crown Prince, was present Tuesday |
i night at a gala performance given at j
La Srala theatre, Milan, by the press
I of the city on behalf of the-Belgian j
j war sufferers.
"When the 'Brabanconne,' the Bel-I
| gian anthem, was played, the Grand
Duchess rose from her sc.'it PS if to em
' ; hasize her sympathy with the ap- 1
plauding audience Maurice Mater
linek was present and received a great
SPANISH PRETENDER EXILED
EOR INDULGING IN WAR TALK
Paris, Doe. 3, 5.30 A. M. —Tho
"Eclaire" declares in its issue to-day
that Don Jaime of Bourbon, the Span
ish pretender, addressed an appeal to
his partisans some time ago to side
with Prance in the war. This came
to the knowledge of the Austrian au
thorities and as Don Jaime lives in
Austria he was placed under arrest in
his castle. The immediate excuse for
this action was the fact that Don
Jaime had been a colonel in the Rus
An appeal was made to Emperor
Francis Joseph, but His Majesty said
he could do nothing in the matter.
Don Jaime persisted in his efforts to
gain his freedom and he was told final
ly that he could either remain a pris
oner in Austria until the end of the
war, or leave the country. He chose the
latter course, and is now in Switzer
The hardest thing to learn is to
know oneself : the easiest to find fault
with the doings of other people.
AUSTRIANS AT BELGRADE,
ENDING 4 MONTHS' FIGHT
Vienna, Via London, Dec. 3.—Bel
grade, the former capital of Servia, was
| occupied yesterday by Austrian troops.
The occupation of the city was an
nounced ill a telegram to Emperor
Francis Joseph from General Frank,
commander of the Fifth army corps.
The message follows:
''On the occasion of the 66th anni
versary of your reign permit me to lay
j at your feet the information that Bel
! grade was to day occupied toy the Fifth
[ army corps.''
The following official statement was
j issued yesterday:
"In the southern theatre of war
(Servia) the enemy is still retreating.
There was no fighting of importance
yesterday. Small bodies of troops,
sent in advance, captured several hun
PfiISONERS~ATTEIf T TD
ESCAPE IN ENGLISH CAMP
Lancaster, Via London, Dee. 3, 8.11
A. M. —An attempt to escape made
. the concentration camp here was
| thee onccntration camp Jiere was
thwarted by the guards, who charged
i the mobs with fixed bayonets, wound
' ing several. The trouble arose from
j the indiscretion of a prisoner, who
boasted to the other captives that he
was about to be released. This an
gered his comrades, who attacked him.
The guards intervened, but were over
The reserves were summoned and
when they reached trie secne they
found a thousand prisoners advancing,
armed with bricks, sticks and stones.
The reserves fixed bayonets, charged at
the doulble quick and soon subdued the
mutineers, the ringleaders were arrest
ed and placed in solitary confinement.
Only one man was seriously injured.
LIST OF WAR BOOTY CAPTURED
BY THE JAPS AT TSIMJ-TAU
Tokio, Pec. 3.—A list of the war
booty captured 'by Japan at Tsing Tau,
t'he Gorman stronghold in China, was
made public by army headquarters to
[t includes 2,500 rifles, 100 machine
guns, 30 field guns, all needing repair;
a small amount of ammunition, $6,000
in cash, 15,000 tons of coal, forty au
tomobiles and provisions sufficient to
feed 5,000 persons for three months.
All ships in t'ho har'bor, it is announced,
Defense of Norwegian Coast
Ijondon, Dec. 3, 7.55 A. M.—A dis
patch to the "Daily Mail" from Chris
tiana, Norway, says that King Haakon
goes to TronJhjem to-day where he will
embark on the battleship Harald Haar
Fagre for a cruise along the coast
from Trondhjem to Bergen in order to
inspect the measures taken for the de
fense of the Norwegian coast.
File Expense Accounts at Lebanon
Lebanon, Dec. 3.—Treasurer Rank,
of the Democratic County Committee,
has filed the expense account of the
Democratic campaign in the recent
election here. The receipts were
$811.76 and the expenses $796.55.
Charles E. Boyer, treasurer of the
Washington Party's County Commit
tee, reports a total expenditure of
$553.17, and no outstanding bills.
Treasurer J. Hau«r of the
Republican County Committee, .reports
receipts of, more than $2,500, of which
the State Committee gave $2,000. 1
GERMANS RESUME ATTACK
AT LODZ AFTER ESCAPING
FROM BIG RUSSIAN TRAP
Berlin, Via The Hague and London,
Dee. 3, 5.3 c A. M.—Major Moraht, the
military writer in discussing the east
ern situation in the "Tagesblat,"
"The operations around Ix>dz seemed
to \foreshadow the surrounding and an
nihilation of the Russian' main body
but the Germans themselves were sur
rounded by strong Russian reinforce
ments from the oast and south. The
Germans, however, liberated themselves
with heroic energy from this envelop
ment and resumed their attacks with
indomitable persistence. Tho gigantic
offensive movement of the Russians
from Soldau to Cracow has already
11 The plan of campaign originally
made in Paris in tho interest of
France and Knglond, was that Russia
should throw her chief strength against
Germany in order to relieve the pres
sure on the western front. The inten
tion was to make an irresistible of
fensive and compel the withdrawal of
such large forces from France as to
make possible Anglo-French success.
"Russia, however, threw her chief
forces against Austria, believing that)
slvo would be able to crush that coun
try in a short time but after four
months' struggle this has not been ac
complished because the Austriaus and
Hungarians are lighting like in tho
time of Field Marshal Radetsky, show
ing a steady recuperative force.
Russia has already been compelled
to change her whole plaiKof campaign
which often enough decided final vic
tory in favor of the opponent. What
has already occurred means an enor
mous weakening of Russia's military
power. Germany and Austria have cap
tured about 400,000 unwounded pris
oners, at least an equal number must
have been killed or wounded and tho
losses through sickness must reach
300,000. This means one-third of
Russia's best troops.
''The newer formations are lacking
in the military qualities necessary to
change Russian's destiny and the* fail
lire of the plan of operations therefore
means the irretrievable impairment of
Russia's offensive power.
PRAISE FOB 11. S. DIPLOMAT
IN HELPING ENGLISH GET
GUT BF CONSTANTINOPLE
London, Dec. 3, 4.10 A. M. The
"Chronicle" to-day publishes a lettor
from Athens praising the activity of
the American Ambassador, Henry Mor
genthau, in Constantinople on the night
of November 19 when the English col
ony was not allowed to leave the city.
The action of the Turks caused a
panic among the British refugees but
the American Ambassador assured
them he would endeavor to get thein
away the next day. The refugees
passed a terrible night of anxiety and
besides the police were harsh and bru
The sights he witnessed made Am
bassador Morgenthau determine to
make the Turks respect his wishes. He
formally advised the Turkish govern
ment that unless the British colony
was allowed to depart he would demand
his passports and take them all as his
private guests on his special train.
The Turks, the letter says, had no
desire to fight America as well as the
allies so they gave in but took revenge
by assessing tho refugees an arbitrary
and illegal tax of from $5 to SIOO
each. The next day the colony assem
bled at the station. Ambassador Mor
genthau was there and personally su
pervised all the smallest details of the
departure. Words can hardly express
the gratitude due.him, the letter con
THE AUSTRIANS CELEBRATE
Rome, Dec. 3.—Yesterday, the sixty
sixth anniversary of Emperor Francis
Joseph's ascension of the throne of
Austria-iHungary, mass was celebrated
in the Austrian church here in the
presence of the Austrian and German
Ambassadors and a small contingent of
the Austro-Hungarian colony. Police
were on hand to prevent, untoward inci
The "Messagero" says that in Aus
tria the watch of the police over the
people is becoming intolerable. No
body, the paper adds, was allowed on
the streets yesterday unless he wore a
badge as a sign of rejoicing over the
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