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GUARANTEE
Your Money Back
If You Want It.
S?re Fd-.iivi i?i Page, Firat Column.
Nm i0tl(
atibune
First to Last?the Truth: News - Editorials - Advertisements
WEATHER
PABT1.Y rtOI'DY AND rOOI.rTR TO
PAY AM) i" M'iiikh? , num.
All?.Y MIUHKRi.
Yaalanlaxr'a T?rop*r?lnr?i :
High, 83; I "? 71.
Full report 00 P?g? 8.
y0l. LXXVa.a.Na 25,096.
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MONDAY. AUGUST 2, 1915.
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PRICE ONE CENT
rp In CSSy of New York, Nrwark. Jersey flty ???4 lloboheav.
BMKWUKMM TWO CENTS.
BECKER M?RDER
PLATE TAKEN OFF
COFFIN BY POLICE
Widow's Protest Silenced
by Threat of Crim?
inal Libel.
CHURCH BAN PUT
ON INSCRIPTION
Prosecutor Soys Action Would
Not Need Whitman's Aid?
Burial To-day.
?e on the coffin of
CSatUn inscribed. "Charlea
Beck?: 7 30, 1915, by
?eTer an," was removed at
p.30 1 - night by Police In
rot and Captain
?adit* '?'.-.- Becker protested
niter it had been
to her that ?he would sub
-rosecution for crim
ul Mrs. Becker per
: r.ot have been
-.he Church 1 I
r Road
Avenue,
.eld at 10 o'clock this
wa5 fact yeeterday.
that a high requiem
ovr the body;
rill be low.
tman, at Albany last
make any s tat
'.:: plate. It was
It Mr. Whitman had
any way
- - ?
? followed a
inference afternoon
- - Attorney Francis J.
v I'cputy 1
I ;, , ? aptair.
Faurot Just be
s- Mr. Martin said to
?
? a case of criminal
fro ahead and prose
aking a comp.?
: not be necessary for
.n to move a ringer."
Widow Guards Coffin.
-inference had ended and
B taken off, Mr. Mar
? any action would
?
"i c?:i say nothing about that to
? Hied.
? phone talk with
:ay?"
r.e respond
? d last night at
- -
? r, Jor.n Lynch.
vt-re refused ?. .
room. Lynch, who stood
who denied that the
moved, told rep -
ok at tr.e
(
the hallway
> far as you may
'.it was not pc
? - r?ate was oa or off
greri '
'
sUy whel
<? was
:
- ere," Lynch re
:
? ai
'
L\n?h Iiefiant Over Plate.
.he Church
would be
?
?
t, Mr.
.".ers and,
be removed.
Itea niter 7
rol ard < aptain
rent to the
the parlor,
- Faurot
?
lid.
tion by tiv
.....
had been innocent
-e. his death in the
murder.
?ra? per?
che
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? overcome the
I undoubt
- ? nally
' ? ector Faurot
rht ?crew
? lid in
? the houa?.
I r Mrs Becker's
m ? gym
. ...
' -ndemna
prob
Id have been interred
? rough Mrs.
? :ulat
. , doubt
-irtlir.g in
? d in
? -vice.
andre? of
? waa sad thai
I Murph?
? : vices
r? ? irn from Philft
?? he now is. in time. It is
- - Whelan. one of
-tunt?, will be in
a great deal of
??? cam '? "f this,"
In the first
i be taken for grant
ould permit a cothr. I
lu- brought into
i not have
tuuimueii 00 a>?8? 8. column S
GEN. TRACY UNIMPROV
Former Secretary of Navy
Critical Condition.
General Benjamin Tracy, SoetOi
? of the Navy m der Pr?sident Harri
va? r?-port.-.l to he- in a critical <
dition last night nt his hoin<>. 14 r
Siv: e:h Street.
It wns said at midnight that no
on- had been noted iince :
urday, when the first effects o
paralytic stroke became apparent.
CUIDIAN APHRODIT
FOR JOHN D. HEF
$75.000 Work of Ad Will Rei
in Temple of Love al
Pocantico Hills.
After many travel?, the ' ' aid
Aphrodite" was unloaded yesteri
from the Cunard hr.cr Saxonia.
Sunday in its wooden box
fronl . f the customs inspecte
booth.
This particular Venus is neithei
vaudeville star nor a "movie" quo
but a status which many art authc
rk of the Gr<
Rockefel
for it. and when the c
toms ail d wheti
it is free from duty aa a work of
re than a cer.tury old, thi
will be in tailed in the Temple
Love in I he aunki ? on 1
?ntico Hill
is believed by tome to be Pr i
'ra?- - hibiti
in tl ? Museum in IS
on the ground thai it was not 1
lieved to be gei
STOCKING ROBBED,
SHE FINDS DIAMON
Weeping Maiden. Who Lost $
Comforted When $200 Gem
Drops Out of Shoe.
A laid her nar
Ryan, and gave an a
dress ::. West Seventy-second Strei
which proved wrong;, attracted the a
tcntion of a number of men last nig!
he sat crying on a bench on tl
et subway pla
form.
"Are you in trouble, little girl*"
kind man asked her.
"Ye?, kind sir," she said. "I ha?.
beer: I wo men in the subwa
were look . and jostling m
but I didn't pay any attention. Whe
I got off here I found that my stocl
in?* had been cut and $" taken. Ouch
Something hurts my fe?, -it stick
She took off her ?hoe. and when sh
? ! it over a ({littering object fe
out 01 form,
"A kind man frien
said. "It's worth $200, if it's wort
h cent."
"I bet it i r the bad man's han
when he cut n r 1 notice
diamond rings ( ? er." she sair.
"Any man car. rob nie of $7 if he wi]
leave a $200 diamond."
Fo ? ay rejoicing, an
did n< i to the po
? had.
DOG DIES IN SAVING
GIRL FROM SNAKE
Reptile Killed, but Gives Colli?
Fatal Bite Was About to
Strike at Child.
S .1 Aug. 1 Don. a collii
M ?lier, of I rfieldAvi
ip h.s life this afternoon t<
? ? t from
K killer
everal houi
I n inflicted by I
r\gnes Miller and hei
tl - I'lara were out for a romr
ifternoon with Don, when they ap
??.I a clump of woods not fai
from I
The dog, who was heeling:, suddenlv
. i with a grow] and pounced
aki
l'on tore the
?
RIGHTEOUS BOYCOTT
HITS SUNDAY MOVIES
Long Branch Church Workers
Call Sabbath Film "Perver?
sive of Morals."
?i?i
Long Branch, N. J., Aug. 1. Con?
tinued fa,: police to put an
end to Sunday motion pictures caused
the church folk to inaugurate a "right
i boycott' of auch showhouse?..
At to day's services city worship?
pers penned their signatures to an
not to attend any motion
winch open on . on?
day. An organized effort is to be made
to ob1 ral hundred pledges.
These brand the Sui day .-hows as a
olation of the state law,
? . roachment of the sanctity of
day and perversive of the
morals of the community."
movement to boycott the law
ow placea originated with
?
MAID FOILS BURGLAR
AT SOUTHAMPTON
Screams Drive Intruder from
Home of Mrs. W. P. Douglas.
Near Scene of Necklace Theft.
Southampton, I I, Ausr 1.*
An attempt was mode last nicht te roh
m mer home oi Mn ?V. P Doug?
las, of New York, m First Neck Lane,
rear Agawan Lake.
? :c the theft of the 150,000 pearl
.re from the home of Sherwood
? bave 1 een vigilant.
? the munis ?n the Douglas home
. ? | an.! raised tha
window, calling for hi . Pi reman
r in time to see
.:? down the .Meet.
He fou.id that one of the window?
had beer? forced and that the thief
had been* exploring the house, when
be tr.r.ptd over some furniture, arous- j
in? %%n cnM. '
Hundreds of Thousands Throng Beaches
in Flight from City's Heat and Humidity
? Island beach at its most crowded hour vesterday. It was estimated that half a million people jammed the bathing beaches there yesterday ?n their
ficht to escape the heat.
CROWD RIOTS
ON CONEY BOAT
AT CRY OF FIRE
Scream Turns Grand Re?
public Passengers Inio
Panicstricken Mob.
A timid woman's cry that the boat
was afire sent panic running like wild?
fire among the passengers of the Iron
Steamboat Company's steamer, the
Grand Republic, ?ister ship of the ill
fated General Slocum, yesterday after?
noon. In a moment after she screamed
a seething riot was in full swing on
the deck.
Women shrieked as they were
knocked down by the mob that ?urged
about the lifeboat?.. Men fought each
other madly for life prea? One
man went insane through sheer fright.
Wien the steamer reached the (oney
Island pier, a white faced, terrified
crowd stormed down her gangways to
land from a vessel that was as safe
and free from actual danger as .-i
church.
Dr. Alexander Brown, of the Pt:
Education Department of Teachers
College, '?Id last night of the wild
uproar that raged among the pa
gers on the boat. The vessel was al?
most opposite ' oney Island when the
cr.e.s of a fooligh woman, suddenly
turned the orderly crowd into a mob.
An altercation on one of the lower
decks began the trouble. The woman,
who was clinging to her escort's arm.
mistook the cry of "fight" for "fire"
and her face went white. "Oh, God!
The boat's aiire," she screamed pierc?
ingly.
Through the minds of the passengers
flashed the memory of the K?i
disaster. In a second they stampeded
like cattle. There wa? a crash of
overturning camp chairs and a hun?
dred women lifted up their voices in
shieks as the crowd rushed toward
the rail Men fought with fi I
boot to reach the lifeboats. V.
were knocked down, children trampled
under foot. Life belts were torn from
their shelves al ? 1 on with
?
Member? of the crew h-id to aaa
force to keep the fear-crazed passen
rum rlingmg themselves "ver the
rail into the sea. Dozens of women
fainted. An officer with drawn revolver
kept frantic men from launching the
lifeboats.
Dr. Brown said he saw lying on the
cabin floor a do'en or more women and
young girls who had been overcome in
the press or who had lost conscious
om fright.
Ir. <pite of the assurance of the cap?
tain, the panic continued, am! the boa'
I docked at the ? on?",
Island pier. Shuddering women and
men with their clothes torn from the
Struggle poured down the gangway to
the land. A few with cooler heads re
main? d aboard.
The Grand Republic left Rockaway
at 6 o'clock. It was T o'clock when thi?
panic took place. The boat hud bee .
jammed to its full capacity of l.WK)
t left. At least half of these de?
serted her at Coney Island.
No one was seriously injured, al?
though many were bruised and
scratched. When the boat rti
re, the end of her trip, a
of overturned chairs. bmk?n lunch ba?
i.ats and wearing apparel be?
ber deck.
Edward Carman, captain of ti.e
steamboat, explained the cause of the
punie by saying that the crie? of
"Fight" arose from some men on the
lower deck, all of whom were the worse
for liquor. When he saw that there
was going to be trouble he ?unir:
the crew and ordered them to do all
they could to maintain order.
Finding that the people were becom?
ing uncontrollable through fright, he ?
then told the pilot to head for the |
Continued on paar ?. ro?ame 8 _ '
???????
Rain in Evening Merely Aggravates Suffering of Swel?
tering Millions and Bars Tenement Dwellers from
Sleep on Fire Escapes and Roofs.
Three deaths and scores of prostra
tions was the toll of the sun yester?
day from the city's sweltering millions
While the temperature did not climh
as high us Saturday, it was elevated tc
an extent to cause discomfort to prae
; tically everv one and actual misery to
many. The hottest part of the day
was between 11:30 and noon, when the
ature was 83.
An immediate break in th? hot wave
is not to be expected. So far as the
Weather Bureau could tell laut night,
to day. while it promises to be clear.
1 will be hot.
The storm last evening failed to
make much of an impression on the
i thermometer. A gentle rain in most
Of the city caused the sun-baked
pavements to give off wisps of steam
that added to the density of the at
rre. While the temperature went
down to 71 shortly after 9 o'clock, the
humidity increased by leaps and
bounds.
Last night prohahlv caused more suf
. on the Hast Side and other tcne
tricts than anv during the
present siege of heat. The rain wet
the roof.? and i, and
lie? ping out of doors, impossible.
A- i iney island the crowd? that occu
I vied the beach on Saturday night were
driven back to their stiflinc homes.
Half Million at Coney.
The largest crowd the island ever
?aw was jammed into it? precincts yea?
ter day. At least 50,000 remained there
' over Saturday night, half that number
?deeping on the beache?. while the
o-.hers sought the coolness of electric
fun? in the resorts that remained open
tor their enteitainment.
Fully (00 na visited Coney
Island and Brighton yesterduv. the no
lice estimated. As earlv as 5 o'clock
in the morning there wete long lines of
expectant bathers in fror.t of the bath?
houses. At the municipal baths, which
did not open until m o'clock, the police
were called in numbers to avert dia?
i order.
There was more work for them last
nli,'ht when the blockade occurred on
the Brooklyn Rapid Transit lines. A
shower drove thousands to the elevated
station on Surf Avenue iust as the tie
up occurred.
Mrs. Helen Cohen, of 211 l'?
Avenue, Brook :? i . will probably die
from injuries she received in the
Brighton Baths. She was at the top
of a flight ? when preaaura of
the crowd caused her to lose her bal?
ance and fall. She was taken to Coney
Island Hospital with a t'ra/tured skull.
Never w-ns a cool breeze, ace
nied by a gentle fall of rain, more
welcome to New York hotels than the
zephyr which sprang up about ? o'clock
Continu?'! on pu;? fi. relama 3
WILSON PAYS TOLL
AND GREETS KEEPER
Aged Connecticut River Bridge
Tender Sees a President
for First Time.
Cornish. N. IL. Aug. 1.-President
:. remained at Harlakenden House
-nomine and took an automobile
ride in the afternoon. He passed over
a toll bridge spanning the Connecti?
on l?ver. which he previously crossed
manv times. He always had paid the
toll charge of 18 cents personally To?
cay the tollkeeper recognized him for
the first time.
"Are vou the President of the United
' . ir year-old man
I, ar Mr. Wilson leaned out of his
automobile to hand him the monev
The President smilingly icknowl
his identity. The tollkeeper
said he never before had seen a Presi?
dent, and Mr. Wilson shook hands with
him.
New U Boat Total Wreck.
London. Aug. 2 .12:10 ?. m.).?A
Keuier dispatch from Copenhagen re?
ports that fishermen rom L?beck sav
a new German submarine, while on a
trial trip between K..d and Fehmarn.
was totally wrecked some days ago,
of the en w being drowned.
PEACE NEXT AUGUST
IS MORGANS GUESS
Banker Believes That War Will
Be Ended in Just Twelve
Months.
r.-r far.;? to The T-"
London, Aug. I. A elose personal
friend of J. P. Morgan, arriving in Lon?
don to-day from New York said to The
Tribune correspondent: "I saw Mr.
Morgan the day before I left New
York. He assured me that, in his op.n
ion, the war would be finally settled
just twelve months from now."
RUMANIA AWAITS
RUSSIA'S COURSE
Bucharest Hears Her Entering
War Depends on Czar's
Taking Offensive.
[By r?;..? i?-. Th? T
Bucharest, Aug. 1 i Dispatch to "The
London Morning Post").?In well in?
formed circle? it is declared that the
entry into the war of Rumania on
the side of the Entente powers is de?
pendent on the renewal of the
?lan offensive in Bukowina and the
arrival of munitions already ordered
by this country from the Allies.
The action of the yr n re?
gard t-i intervention will not, it is
asserted, be delayed by any cm
ations a? to the pr?s? I "n in
I Galicia and Poland.
"The City"
Ft was never more vital that Wall Street and the
London market be kept in closest touch.
FRANCIS \V. HIRST
Editor of the London "Economist"
has been engaged to write to American financial men
through The Tribune's Financial Page. His articles are
short and factful. One appears this morning. Page 1 I.
?The ?Tribune
First to Last?the Truth: New* ? Editorials?Advertisemfnt;
GERMANS WIN
FIRST BATTLE
OF AIR FLEET
Six of Kaiser's Airme
Engage Fifteen French
Machines.
I By Cable to The Trttiiuie ]
London, Aug. 1. For the first tin
in the history of warfare a battle i
the air has been fought between squai
rons of hostile aircraft, and to eel?
brate the anniversary of the war tt
Germans claim the victory.
Six German aeroplanes, while reeor
noitring over Chateau-Salins earl
this morning, according to an officii
statement given out to-night in Berlii
challenged fifteen French airnii-n t
combat, and succeedeil in putting se*.
eral machines out of action. For forts
inmutes the battle went on unt
the arrival of reinforcements force
the Germans to retire. Berlin say
the aviators returned safely.
Many other aerial ranis, directl
ehiefl) '!?. ing cami
plac- during I in which the Ger
man
on the Bril
ground at St Pol-sur-mer
which ' IHI -he vv II
no daman
Germans also dropped bombs on th
French aeroplane shed? at Nancv
s 'He French In turn raided th<
German camp- at Douai and Dalheim
and claim to have dropped six ?(jells 01
a military tram near Chateau-Salins.
At Nancy, according to the Germai
officia! report, IOS bombs were dropped
of which eighteen were observed t?
the hangars, but which, th<
French assert, did no damage.
bombs wen dropp? d in tl
m. unsuccessfully, aceording <<
Berlin, while the French lost one ma
whieh was shot down by a Ger
man battle aeroplane.
The official statement given out ir
Berlin follows:
"Greet aerial activitv was continu?e
srday The British flving groun?
Pol, near Dunkirk, was at)
?ombs beinir dropprd.
"The German near Dcua'
unaucceaafully bombarded bj s
.iron here, and one ol
??ur I doa n an en?
emy aeroplane.
"On the French flying; gi
Nancv '>ariv fh:s morning
were dropped; eighteen hits wer.- ob?
served on the tents. The enemy ma?
chines, which ascended for defence,
could not prevent attack.
"Sis German aeroplanes attacked fif?
teen French machines over < hateau
Salina, and during tl ? ?? min?
utes of fighting several of the hostile
machines were forced to land. When
cnemv reit ? . came up our air
etreated without loss.
the north of Saargem n
French aeroplane was forced '
I, the occupants being eaptU'ed."
French official report refers
g? s ?
29 our aero?
planes threw thirty shells on the av.a
? amp at Dalheim and also six
shells on a military train near Cha
..:ns."
a
JOHN D. HAS CHRISTENING
Children of Employes Get
Names in Rainbow Pool.
John D. Rockeftller's rainbow pool
was used yesterday for a novel cere
money, when the Rev. J. Homer Nelson
christened Sarah Frances and Edward
Tarnel!. Florence, Cecelia and Kathe?
rine F-lizabeth Rowe; Launcelot Bur?
ton? Clear and Arthur Eugene
\.\ were children of employes
of the Rockefeller estate.
The croui'.u- were thrown open to
the parents and friei .
one I
?
to use the rainbow pe d re?
gret that he could not be present to
witness the ceremony.
/
KAISER, WARSAW SURE,
FORCES BUG DEFENCE;
229,208 PRISONERS
CZAR, ON ANNIVERSAI
SEES VICTORY IN E
London, Aug. 1.?On the 4>cca
of the anniversary of the decl
tion of war Emperor Nicholai
Russia has Issued an order to
Russian armie? and navy, acci
ing to Reuter'? Petrograd co
?pondent. The Emperor is <1U(
as saying that, notwithstanding
efforts which have covered the F
sinn standards with fresh glory,
enemy has not yet been broken
that the Russian forces must
lose courage in the face of the fr
sacrifices and trials necessary
restore property and life.
Russia often has been subjec
to painful trials, but on every
casion has emerged with i
strength and power, says the I
peror. He expresses a firm h'
and an unwavering faith in a for
nate Issue of the conflict. In c
elusion the Emperor asks for
blessing of God on the armed for
of Russia.
TIRPITZ PARTY
ASSAILS KAISE1
AS TOO GENT1
National Liberals Dema
That War Go On witl
Greater Energy.
[By i'ibi? to Th? Trlt un? ]
Zurich, Aug. 1. - Discontented <
man Socialists no longer have a moi
oly of attacks on the government.
National Liberal party, which has ,
held a meeting at Cologne, critic
the government in vigorous terms,
for absolutely opposite reasons to rh
which inspire the Socialists. The
tional Liberalb declare that not enc
energy is being spent on the war.
Deputy Stressemann, in a viol
speech, contended that the governm
shows a lack of conscience that
calculated to cause astonishment t
anxiety. He attacked Count Monts i
.admiral Truppe! because they had p
posed an accord with America, and i
pressed indignation that such porpos
were approved in certain official c
cles.
Distrust, his party felt, was increas
by the fact that leaders of the Sod
ist party had declared that they w?
supporters of the Chancellor and I
policy and had not been repudiated
him. Stressemann expressed satisfi
tion at the collaboration of four grt
economic associations in Germany, v
industrial organizations and one agi
rian body, declaring that the Is
named had shown great understandi
of the needs of commerce and industl
Other speakers demanded that mi
tary and naval operations be carri
ont on a ?*:ll greater scalo.
Deputy Hassermann, chief of t!
party, declared that this was not
time for reform of the Prussian ele
nrial system. The spirit of Iiismar
-,g the German people he d
ciar, i to be wanting. In certain go
ernment spheres the censor has givi
free rein to democratic sentiment ai
proposals for peace, while suppressir
utterances of the National
demand a policy of force devoid i
all sentiment,
As the National Liberal party is th;
of the wealthy industrial classe
though not one of the chief goveri
merit parties, this violent attack C
the Ch:ince!!or's policy has caused
lensation, and is proof that the vo
Tirpitz partisans are getting the upp*
hand. As the party is against any cor
ns to America on the submarin
warfare issue, its hostility to the go\
ernment's policy will probably hav
considerable influence.
The "Voss.sche Zeitung" yesterda
published an article which is probabl
a feeler. The article states that th
gorernment would not reply for som
to President Wilson's note, bu
that submarine warfare would be con
th increase', energy.
Professor Meyer, the ??-ell known his
torian, writes that Germany has n
need bv any action of hers to strength
en Preaideni Wilaon's position, an.
will continue the submarine warfar
without troubling about what Amer.c;
thinks. The "Morgen Post" declare
that this attitude in itself constitute
a reply.
The Munich "Neueste Nachrichten'
maintain that the American note doe;
not prohibit a reply, bit need :.o
v receive one. Neverthe>s
the German government, may hav?
something to propose. In any case, ii
? I pre?.
should continue. The "Neueste Nach
n" tliinki t would be well to re
? any case, in or.1er t.> rebut sucr
of l''-1' lent Wilion'i affirmations a?
are considered erioneous. since silence
might seem an admission that they
were just.
IBERIA?T5SS COST
3 AMERICAN LIVES
Boston Man and Two Others on
List of Submarine Vic?
tim's Dead.
Queenstown, Aug. 2.?The official list
of the dead of the British steamer
Iberian, shelled bv a German subma?
rine, ace lunts for six men three
Amer.cans and three Englishmen. The
Americans were Mar'r- WileyS1 of Bos?
ton; John ?r,arro'.! and a man named
The wou; ' Henry
Hansbury and John
lirawel!. Tnere are also, three British
wounded, ___
Fresh Troops Attempt
to Turn Russian
Second Line.
TO FORCE ISSUE
ON GRAND DUKE
Russian War Minister
Announces Plan to
Abandon Poland.
PREDICTS RETURN
Reminds Douma of Victory of
1812 That Followed the
Destruction of Moscow.
; n? Cabs? lo Tba Tribune ]
London, Aug. 1.?Indications be
came convincing to-day that the Kai?
ser's army, even before its jaws have
closed on Warsaw, and while the es?
cape of the defenders of the Polish
capital is still in the balance, is al?
ready grasping at the new line on
which the Russians plan to make
their next stand. The appearance
of new troops drawn from the west?
ern front and the advance of von
Mackenser.'s army through Cholm to
the eastward seem to show that the
Germans plan to follow up the Rus?
sians to the bitter end, rather than
to turn to the drive in the west,
which has been expected.
Meanwhile some comfort is de?
rived from the fact that the anniver?
sary of the war passed without the
Germans occupying Warsaw, which
had been understood to be part of
their programme. However, news of
this climax to the Austro-German
offensive in the east, which was be
' gun in the early days of May, is
hourly expected, for what little in?
formation is allowed to leak through
is that the Rus.sii.ns for sever?! days
, have been withdrawing to the Brest
1 line, leaving small forces to fight
rearguard actions, so that the main
armies might make good their re?
treat.
What practically is an official an
rouncement of the abandonment of
Warsaw was made to-day by the
Russian War Ministor, If, Poli
vanofT, to the Duma when he said:
"At this moment the enemy is
concentrating enormous forces
against Russia and is successively
enveloping '.he territory ami mili?
tary districts of Warsaw, the
strategic contour of which has
always been the weak point of our
western frontier.
Recall? War of 1S12.
"Under the circumstances wo
shall perhaps yield to the enemy n
portion of this region, falling back
on positions where our army will
prepare for the resumption of the
offensive.
"All's well that ends well; 1812
was proof of that. We shall to-day
perhaps give up Warsaw, as then
we gave up Moscow, in order to in?
jure a final victory."
Russian Courage Phenomenal.
These rearguard BCtioni have devel?
oped at many places into fairly large
battles, as the Russians, whoso steadi?
ness ha? been phenomenal in the face
of defeat, are offering stubborn re?i?t
ance to the German advance? and de?
livering powerful cunte- Bracks. For
example, they have prevented Field
Marshal Von Hir.denburg from throw?
ing more of his troops across the Na
rew, repulsed German attacks to the
northwe-t of W:,r-aw and ''.riven back
to the river BOB? I ading
troops who cro?sed the Vistula to thu
sou'h of Warsaw.
The Russians, according to Petro?
grad, have stopped general Von Bm
low's advance in Kovno Province, to?
ward the Vilna-Petrograd railway. If
Grand Duke Nicholas is to hold the
Bres* line after his retirement from
Warsaw it is absolutely necessary that
Genera! Von Buelow's offensive should
be arrested, for should he reach the
he would seriously interfere
with the Russian I .ions.
I?; mg July, according to an official
statement given out in Berlin to-r.ight,
95,0J3 Russ.an?, with forty-one guna,
were captured in the fighting from the
Pilica River and the Baltic. Included
in the material in German hands were
two heavy field pieces, four mine
throwing howitzer? and 230 machine
guns.
Ruaaians Still Resisting.
The Berlin official ?tatement fol?
lows:
"In the eastern war theatre, north
of the Niemen, there have been local
action?. Northeast of Rozan we have
made further progress, the am ?
counter-attacks have been repulsed.
"In the month of July, between the
. the Baltic, we cap
41 guns, among
them ? ' ur mine
I machine
"In the ao w?r theatre our
troops iea?d aero?? the Vistula
i north of Uangorod repuUed heavy en
lemy counter-attacka, Pursuing th?

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