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THE SUN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1912.
RED AND BLUE ARMIES
iN FIRST BIG BATTLE
I'flicvpd (o Have
BROOKLYN HOYS ADAMANT
i!iMill Nf A lllick Oil Position
n 1... ,., !,',, mni.n
CaVlllrymPII roar Capture
by tho Tenth.
Pr.tPirrnnT, Conn., Aug. 12. Tho
nrrnie ef Heds and Blues engaged in the
;.kt ie.il U.ttlo cf the war for tho posses- I
'on rt New orfc to-day . i
(Sen l'reiicrlek A. Smith, commander
,f the Ill army, after poring over maps
had decided to take tho bridges across tho
HouMtonle. the dividing lino between
ik two armies, nt Derby and Shclton and
to drive back the Illue army near Mllford
that bad come over to his sido of tho river.
HI, jouts had told him the Ulues were
hnidinc the Washington bridge near the
ninth of the Housatonlo and from their
centre at Mllford bad thrown out a lino
ct outr'"' n 'onK flV8 m" BWeP to
tho Indian Hlvor. with their right resting
en the Mllford turnpike three miles from
Mi If 3rd
At 5 o'clock the mounted detachment of
th sventh Regiment climbed into their
M(ld!f and went galloping off from their
i amp near Tyler City, just outside of Now'
Haven, to penetrate what military men
(all tiie fK of war. an imaginary mist
that exists in tho minds of martial folk
letween the lines of outposts.
rww.d hem enme the rest of the regi
rt.en th" .Sixty-ninth and Seventy
(lr5; Nv: York, all Reds, on tbelr way to
d-iiH Ka k the Hluo pickets. Although
the Manhattan troops did not know it,
ttryuere marching straight into tho guns
rt the Who troope.ocd strangely enough
nil f the di readers were Brooklyn troops.
Ou'wn f Mllford behind stone walls,
. .1jn m cornfields and lying in the hot
"n ti 'he wrong side of haystacks Brook
tra woied anxiously to devour their cross
A I lc white farmhouse stands in cool
,- !ion .1 hftl" oft the crossroads of the
Mlifv 1 ' lrnpilco. It U tho homo of
rtrar WiNon, and as tho morning sun
'II -c l' yesterday morning those who
Jtro at work about it had no idoa that n
rular battle was soon to bo fought In
lVer Vil?on has had a bad cought for
n. tnontliH now and ho has had to aban-
n rv usual delights of a ten-year-old
. :rt-y boy to sit in on invalid's chair
-.v a'h the' his elm that shades the porch,
H was thn only one In the family who
, ii ,ird about tho war game that wa
. 1 -.-.,. 1 nil n.mmrt Viltn nnrt Vl MlH
.1 sL .v.,. .I,- nmiM r,rintlSn? looked with admiration upon their
r thins that tho papers could print ,1Iurorm8 ond nel(J up one .coming
ih mother was summoning with clarion
all lino of wabbly ducks when far up
Peter's sparhlins eye? got a
- 'it,-" of a rider in a dun uniform gal--its
full tilt down tho main road. In
hat wai a bit. of blue and Teter knew
--V away that h wa a friendly soldier.
dut of his goins rolled up alon tho
r"""i.i roof and Peter called excitedly
j .mother. She cam? leisurely wipinu
r I ar to find her boy quivering with
! vini'T, bracing himself with ono
1 ;t;ri 11 li chair arm and with tho other
- nr. the Wilson corntlejd. There
re iir.iirh lints with hluo bands across
. -i h ' .hin; up and down there and the
r ' Kinlight on gun barrels, and Prer
, ii pjo oi, his front porch saw moro
" ii-rs t once than had ever AII'hI his
TV d " covered Blue rider waa a
(M"i-lin .--out and h? was riding back
t :- commander of tho Brooklyn
rt the approach of the Reds. A
n wVelcd far down the road and
a 'iiinch of trees camo men with
.t h In thlr hats. At the sight cf
"jo n..n In th? cornfield Jurape(lup
li..r ntnnnerl his hands and
it u ' ' ;. 1 1 i ,.,. ,i
rr el hrahsas they blazed away, and
It ' in..nruuTes never accomplish
n ' f.unthoy have at least made ono
tU 1 v'ippy.
1h firing off by the delightfully
sam-d fiorges Cellar Hill and a steady
pirn por I'ora nt March Hill, where the
rjvt ihsh 1 of tho Red had run head on
to tii" h i"s
1 or -a hour all tlirough the deop
hado on tho beautiful hills of this
countr uupites galloped madly about
md pri-oners were taken and round after
ro'Jndnf .itimiunition fired for the capture
rf h" Il'iusitonio ond tho defence of
Kt th nd of that time the Rods were
dan"ina steadily toward Mllford and
ta .-.-nnd iirigado of tho New York
itlonnhiunrd was retiring.
wVn 'h'i rear force of tho Blue troops,
fti'Ming of on battalion, had got to
Thin 1 1 ih and a half or Mlirord Oen.
i.dJv in command of the Second Brigade,
arm- ihfi a-ross the Milford-New Haven
"ad if j gi.nrd the bridge at the Housa-lno
'0E1 lit. M nt thrt.H reufmonts off to the inero waa n wen ueiiuru ruinui w umi
c - ), , , , i ,T nl th.t m'ro to-tJa- ,! towtorr Wlmson
' ') r t Mtliord. Atter tho fight that , (1(Ka coro6i ,he torma calls.o great many
Fi-ti-r h if) wen was over an umpire came J f)r which havo already been interchanged
ioid the rear guard of the Blues between the legislators and tho officers of
lUtihe seventh had encountered to hold .Gens. Verbeck s and O'Ryon's staffs and
,, . , , , .,, , , io,iinn t-nnr.a' the Governors, w III probably increase, and
Mr I 1-11 1011 bfcauso the. leading troops. ,,, ,1 l. ' fHH,iva .iim.
'r.e , fiith had been delayed in their
is an through a narrow defile.
1 . went the main body of the flrsto
''iftiMi .1 the Reds to cut off the Blue
i'1' ".i'k mi its way lack to Mllford and
'uk 1 .liinction. Meanwhilo the first
V ' . :'r? lioiVl althS
1, v u r ,K i 1 ' .Hi '.?. ;,i 1
I ' v w Haven to do iMttlo with ad-
un-(r? im u The tiooiwrs dlsmountod
tUe, . their long nll.1 in the sun and
'h I , Ktmlwll and Ikiuny Sandors,
'. " ' 't;,.'y, wTi' ho 'r1'.0 Uhwl to,d(?
. -' . 1 Columbia nth etics, guarded
" r- the iest of them crawled I
n.i r,- ,,.w y0rk the remade Squadron
it 1 1 I waded streams and did noblo
t il.,r. h lo they were doing
'.uion ol the Seventy-first un-1
' "IT"-'".'1 tnolr ""f"" aml I
mI. "Oh, pshaw, we're can-
li thev were wrong, for tho
' lis A
Inln't know that they were ,
iitiiff.Aiin tiAciMAn nfifl ilrfl!
ntaireous position and could
i"d ii tho collego folk. In
went away before an umpire
;" ' k
' 11, j
C-'If. 1 ,
11 the Blue onvnlry was fight
'I )iiblc their numbor, and thoir
' tiv was so far behind that
ihi'iii no support. But thev
m lighting until Oen. Smith
' Ii Hunt wtird from his head-
I fir.ingo that it was getting
'in and tho Reds had better
1 -in the. Bines dill tho same thing.
''10 li.iuln? Ah the man in the
v 'It was a famous victory."
I m, il... Cot llmt. tlm miles
"rr, ,'v r,M(,T, noarer Mlirord and Naiiga-
I I ,1 1 !.,,,". rt flifi
"I ,11111 III,, rili"! ... .....
lh.ui they were when tlmv
I 1 proudly out into the enemy s
in K11...I ... 1. ...I fl.i.t II wntd lliM
pMr !e . eM ,m Kir intolifd territory
it.itcnic as iiobsible.yoii may
My tho ItetU won. That is, if yourfrionds
lirn tint rin Vi ..I. I. J
, iivj seventh Kociment at anv rate
got back to camp absolutely certain that
they had fought a rrgtilar battle. It
Ui?k co'nbtnlug riding and
walking in to-dav's win, to nay nothing
or wowing around wooded streams anil
being almost captured, and they nil felt
pretty tired when it caino time to dig
ditches and stand in the heat of the cook
Hhaikrt waiting tor bacon and beans.
I Iwy went right back to primitive moth
odK wlien they Htarted off for water.
An OX team rutllA nlnno nn.l vnu rantil.
I u M"u ,Mn oi some oi xno nest
.families of New York rode away in it
to VomB1bttck puttees drenched with
water slopped over from tho lurching
Cans. As soon HA the rnvalrvmpti hnri
crawled under their low lying shelter
tents tho swift rooted hucksters who
have been everywhere In these manoeuvres
wens put on tho road yelling "Peanuts
and chocolate almond bars" qulto as if
hero were some, country circus,
"JiS ntpmobile loads full of
girls and blazered young men who, watch
ing their friends chop wood and fetch
water and go down on their knees to dig
trenches, wero loudly derisive.
Hut the Kirst Cavalry is a hard working
orack organization that can stand any
amount of kidding. But one fear makes
uneasy tho sleep of its members and
that is captiiro by the Tenth Regular
Cavalry, the hard riding, daredevil negro
The scout work of the black riders stuck
out above everything done by the 20,000
players of this game on Sunday, and as
they were idle to-day they are probably
ready for plenty of work to-morrow.
Now one of the things that tickles them
most is to capturo the men of the First
Cavalry, and particularly the members of
Squadron A. For the last three years that
organization has been gobbled up by the
negro troopers and tho recollection of it
is still with them "Shucks," said one of
them to-day. "What's the use of running
around and worrying, wo'll bo captured
by the Tenth sooner or later."
Mess was almoM. done when a footsore
trooper came limping into cump. His
horw had huddeiilv decided to dio five
tulles up the road. Tho trooper seemed to
regard it ns some preconceived plan of
some particularly disagreeable into to
rankn him leg it down tho hot road after
lighting all morning.
Tho Brooklyn troops worn well pleased
with their share of tho lighting. When
they swung down tho road amir from
tho battletield they had in their midst
ton muli with red hut bands, tho day's
prisoners. They also hud the credit of
putting two companion of tho Seventy
tlrst Regiment from across tho river out
of action. These companies wero in
pursuit of a Hying Blue Dioltot when un
umpire galloped up to their commander
and said something to him that mudo his
face, fall. The men. wondering what it
wus all about, were faced about and
lnurched home. The umpire with the
while in hit hat had Informed tho Red
ofliccr that he was under fire at 7(i yard
atid that ho had already been shot to
pieces bythoBlues inthelrambiirh beside
tho road he would havo to retire for the
But tho Seventv-first had ns its reward
a largo number of Blues cautlit duritir? iho
day. It was un ollioer of that ompauv
who with an umpire'n aid and a member
of t ho provost marshal' guard discovered
th uuvantago of uiinilorm. I ho three
were riding back to camp when thev
passed n farmhouse with a hospitable
old woman standing in the Ironi yard.
"Won't you gentlemen have a bite to
eat before you goon?" Six ft-et hit the
dust at once. Ihey said ufterward that
in that farmhouse they had tlireu of the
best cream pies thut Jthey ever lahted
and they didn't ay a cent- for them
They couldn't, she wouldn't let them.
But not all tho countryside waa cm clad
us that to seo the soldiers go by All the
afternoon an automobile in which were
disburriug ' others from th' provoxt
mahal'f, headiuarturs , with long white
t-Up in their hands, went ovt the courwi
of the battle and they paid the farmers
rental for thy lands th) troops had used.
They gave them mi order on the Govern
ment and temporary land valuer had a
bi riw hereabout.
'Iho troopi havo kept to their camps
and inflicted very little damage so far.
Several members of one Brooklyn regi
ment .however, attempted to eat all the
green apples they could rind hi a field of
considerable acreage.. As a consequence
a surprising number of men from that
regiment complained about tho effects of
The troops kept to their now camps
this afternoon and there will )o no light
ing until to-morrow morning, when again
tho Housatonlo will be tho centre of opera
tions. It is not until later in the week
that there will bo any call for real strategy
on mo part oi uen. anus ot xno muo ana
oinuii oi iiib ito, men iiiotjiii
. i. L F l J .1-1 .1 III
cea - o to como frofn thocamp ortien. BIibs,
, . . um,,irB. ,(,1,0,1 aton of paradise
rt.P at Stratford orders as detlnlto as
were to-day's. By that time tho jumps
and counter jumps made and noted last
spring ot tho War Office nt Washington
win nave, gov ui'j pawns iukj me hiiiiu
tlon laid out for them by War Collego
officers ond then it will lm up to tho two
Oenenil-, to got themselves out as let
To-day '0 mancnuvre.s havo done llttlo
to change the general idea of tho game
printed in Tub Su.v on Sunday. The
greater port ol tho Reds ore still on the
east hide of the Housatonia seeking to
cros and got at the eleCtrlo facilities of
the New York, Now Haven and Hartford
Railroad, while the Bluon are ranging a long
the New York side of the river, every now
and then throwing out feelers in the huo
of such combats as was to-day's, but so
far making no definite move.
To-day'a fighting was all down nt ono
Hmall end of the two huge lines nnd can
have ltttlo effect on the final result.
The Governors of two States, for, liesldes
Gov, Dix, Gov. Fohh is here with tho Mns
HiichiiRetta reciinonth. mav be joined to
day at the Paradise Green heudquarters
by the Secretary of Wur. So far thoro is
definite word that he is coming, but
Paradibo Gren will be more festive than
Everywhere they go the visitors from
the foreign army are watched with In
bv the country neonle. Their
uniforms are much more showy than the
drab of our army for one thing. All of
he vWtoni have' been keenly interested
in the problems of mancvuvrea and they
" i!t,lfi wnrds to suv about the wiv
uJeii"?H Wr fhaVdlln them
t,;onJfeV,n' "army enthusiastic about our
signa corps He had come back from a
dustyride in the machine that took
"K,u," ILnnrtid hv Lieut. Kreuaer
, . , i fi-i,.i un n. Mnlnr
(X ,hat ours Is themost efficient signal
H"r"i,7auno ha 0Ver seen. The battles
of tho future are to be fought so far apart
brnnch of the MTvlpi) will in-
t i im,,rinn hn ihlnlm. and we
, noneeti to worry About the work that
win bo (tone ny ours.
He had seen the men In the field at their
temporary telephones ond telegraphs, lie
enemy's whoroobouts down thenlr lanes
nail wntcnou mom remi woiun ui um
'ii, - r mlioa nwnv. the wireless at Hh
from ono lithe pole upon .0 nunop 10
yaluablo work ond what he thinks Is best
nf j,o had seen the wireless apparatua
upon the army biplane that Llout, Fulois
tj,,, people of the Connecticut villages
in tno iCHhe or ineso manrpiivre urn u
in favor of having o war like this every
year. There is an outburst of patriot
Ism manifested by the flags. In the
window of nearly every old colonial house
along tho line offlmarch are flugs flying,
and out iu frunlilliB women wavo hand
kerchiefs while tho mon stund behind
and whistle a little i.heeplshlv at the
steady tramp of the troops. 1'hey have
caught hold or fhe idea of the thing too,
thebu Connecticut folk. M -
iiiiiM i rcfiii ui imvu much doubt that they
imu nun, ior moy camo swinging dock
to tump Hlnglnn that famous battle song,
l,cry body I'oln' It Now."
I h" Now nrk nun In tkn t'lfot rati.tnt
AIRSHIP STARTS ON
FLIGHT TO THE BATTLE
Lieut. Arnold Sails 56 Miles in
an Hour Descends at
AEKIAL SCOUT AT WORK
Lieut. Fulois Soars 3,800 Feet
in Air to Observe Reds
llsnxiEPOfiT, Conn., Aug. 12. The hy
droaeroplane on Us way to participate In
the Connecticut war games left Marble-
head this morning. Lieut. Arnold of
the Regular Army was pilot and Lieut
Klrtland accompanied htm as observa
tor. Tho machine shot away over the
waters of Marblehead Bay with
twenty-five mile southwest wind be
hind It. The Lieutenant circled the
harbor once for the benefit of those
In motor boats and small craft, who
hung about Its wake, and then he was
off on the long trip to this city and
the war gams.
He passed Boston light and headed
down the coast at great speed. Ac
cording to word received here he made
fifty-stx miles In an hour and then put
In at Plymouth because of engine
troubles. That was the last heard of
him ot headquarters here. He Is ex
pected hero early to-morrow. The
'piano will land somewhere In Bridge
port harbor, nnd wheels will be fitted
to It to that St can bo used ashore.
Lieut. Benjamin Foulcls of the army
aviation squad went thundering away
from tho headquarters of the umpires of
the Connecticut war game at Strat
ford as the sun rose, to sail far over
tho country that later in the day was
to be the scene of tho first regular
battle of the attack on New York,
lie hung 3,800 feet In the air above
the green twlstlngs of tho Indian River,
the stream that gives the namo to this
first encounter of the Invading Reds
and tho Blue defenders.
As his blplano wheeled he marked
with steady hand upon a map on his
knees the spots where, away below
him. detachments were hurrying about
On the outbank of the Housatonlo
Iltver he could sco the Red army pre
paring for its morning's attack upon
the bridges of that stream. Ho could
see tho smoke of the cook fires nfloat
above the open fields, where the cavalry.
engineers nnd Infantry of the Invaders
were preparing to break camp for their
attack upon the Blues who had crossed
to their s'.do of the Ilousatonlc ana
wero occupying that triangle that you
make when you draw a pencil across
the map of Connecticut between Mil-
lorn. trw uuven mui mc inuiaii nivvi.
When the army filer came thumping
down upon the big field in front of the
tent of Gov. Dix ot the umpire's head
quarters he had with him a compreheu-
j slve map of tho positions and move
ments oi me ilea army, ami me ior
I cIkii observers In their flaring uni
forms were loud In their praise of the
1 efllclency of an aeroplane as a scout.
It wan the Lieutenant's original In
J tcntlon when he nsccndod to operate
! n wireless Instrument attached to his
aeroplane and send back word of his
progress to the throbhlnir machine be
hind Gen. Bliss's tent, where Operator
Wcllly would tnko down tho messages
and transmit them to the General, but
tho shifty air conditions kept the Lieu
tenant's other hand very much occupied
In attending to the movements of his
plane. Ho may try something of this
! sort to-morrow, however.
Gov. Dix hardly had finished shak
ing hands with the aviator when one
of Adjt-Gen. Verbeck'a aids came up
with a led horse. Tho Governor
mounted nnd was off to see the first
real battle of this war.
Not all tho flying was done by Lieut
Koulois to-day. Lieut Milling and Pit
vato Ucckwith Havens of tho National
Guard, a veteran young flier, went tip
ns tho red sun slid Into a mass of piled
thunder heads west of Paradise Green
this eveplng. Both the biplanes were
trundled 1 together from the temporary
hangars and were tuned at tho same
time. The hubbub of their flying en
gines sent ordinarily sedate steeds har
nessed to rlgB the other side of the
stone wall by the camp on astonished
When the grass behind tho engines
had bowed down flat beforo tho breeze
of tho whirling propellers and oil the
young women across tho fence had pink
thumbs thrust well into their ears
Prlvato Havens hopped aboard his Cur
ties flier ond was off. In a moment the
Lieutenant was up and after him.
Now though young Havens Is a pri
vate when ho goes on National Guard
manoeuvres, he Is a professional flier
In prlvato life, and he ehowed all gap
ing Stratford Just what he could do In
the air. He swooped about under a
homing flight of astounded sparrows
and banked his machine, so that from
the ground you couldn't tell whether
It was upside down or not While
Havens was doing this circus stuff,
Milling, who had Lieut Gelger as a
passenger, jogged along behind as se
dately as If he were sitting on the
front porch of a Stratford hotel. That's
the difference between army flying and
the other sort. The regular ones for
the flights In these manoeuvres give the
army aviators enough to do without
volplaning or banking. During this In
structional period the aviators are at
tached to the headquarters of the chief
umpire and they are assigned certain
specific scouting problems each day.
All of these problems require reports
and maps, and making a map 3,000
feet up In the air keeps the average
man busy. During the final period of
these games the aviators are attached
to the Blue headquarters.
In order that the actual condition of
war may be simulated the pilot has to
rise to an elevation nf not less than
,000 feet above the ground before he be
gins his Bcoutlng and reconnaissance.
and he will continue at that elevation
until It Is necessary to make a landing.
He has to start his flight from land
away from where the enemy Is operat
ing. Each pilot has a recording baro
graph with a six hour clock movement
and at the beginning of the reconnals
sance the time of lowering the pen on
the paper will be recorded on the sheet.
An aneroid barometer will be read at
fifteen minute Intervals during the flight
ot the pilots and on the return of the
aviator his barograph record will be
checked up and the altitude determined.
Whenever an aeroplane files over troops
It Is assumed In these manesuvres that
It Is under rifle firs,
MOTORING TO MANOEUVRES.
Haw Metropolitan Antomoblllsts
Mar neach Bridgeport.
Automobillsts from New York who
may want to go to the military manoeuvres
in Connecticut may avoid the rough
part of the Boston post road on their
way up by taking North street from New
Rochelle. the Quaker Ridge road, Weaver
street and Mamaroneck avenue to Whlto
Plains; through Olenvllle to Greenwich.
From Greenwich the post road is open
and in fairly good condition. Entering
Bridgeport disregard the signs and keep
left on Fairfield avenue. At a large
stone church turn left and - immediately
right on Washington street, bearing right
on Golden Hill street; turn left on Main
street to the Htratfleld Hotel.
Long Island motorists desiring to
save mileage may take the ferry from
Sea Cliff to Rye Beach or from Port Jeffer
son to Bridgeport or New Haven. ,
Motorists from the eastern part of
New York mav go through tho Kaugatuck
Valley via Waterbury. They will find
running directions at the Naugatuck
Valley branch of the Touring Club of
America in tno iioiei r.iton.
The aeronlane field is at Paradise Green.
north of Stratford and about four miles
northeast of Bridgeport, and can be
reached by taking the first right turn
beyond the Htratfleld on Congress street
and following it into Williams street.
Go straight ahead where the trolley tums
and take next right on Barnum avenue.
At end of Barnum avenue turn left on
Stratford avenue, following it for three
fourths of a mile; then turn right on a
verr narrow farm road which leads to
the headquarters, about one-third of a
DR. ZWICK EXPECTS
TO BEAT LONGWORTH
Roosevelt Candidate for Son-in-Law's
Scat Is n Popular
Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 12. Dr. A. O.
Zwlck Is the only person being named
by the spokesmen of the local Roosevelt
party for the nomination In the First
Congress district, this city, to oppose
Congressman Nicholas Longworth, the
son-in-law of Col. Roosevelt, who Is a
candidate for reelection on the regular
Republican, or Taft, ticket. Dr. Zwlck
Is a popular German-American citizen
and n successful physician and surgeon.
Ho Is about CO years old, married and
has a grown son.
Ho has written a good deal on medical
subjects, principally relating to the
treatment and prevention of consump
tion; has lectured on that and kindred
subjects and has had considerable expe
rience as a political stump speaker. Both
In his medical and political work his an
nounced motto has been, "Wipe out the
Together with the Rev. Herbert S.
Blgelow, who was chairman of the re
cent Ohio constitutional convention. Dr.
Zwlck has been an earnest worker from
tho first for the initiative ond referen
dum, having delivered many lectures or
stump speeches In explaining and advo
cating those measures. When the Rev.
Mr. Blgelow was a candidate for Secre
tary of State of Ohio on the Democratic
ticket ahont ten years ago Dr. Zwlck
ran on the same unsuccessful ticket for
a minor office.
A couple of years ago he was a can
didate for President of Council on
an Independent municipal ticket called
"Tho Abraham Lincoln ticket" which
wa very decisively defeated, the
present Democratic Mayor. H. T. Hunt,
being the winner, with the Abraham
Lincoln ballot very far In the rear of
Dr. Louis Schwab, tho Republican can
didate, who finished second.
Dr. Zwlck was chairman of the local
delegation to tho third party conven
tion In Chicago, which wns formally
recognized In opposition to tho com
mittee headed by Attorney Amos Fos
ter. Zwlck's delegates favored putting
In the field also a full city, county and
State ticket, while Foster's were opposed
to naming these tickets. It was charged
at the time by members of the Zwlck
delegation that Foster's committee was
In n manner allied with the old Boss
Cox organization of this city, which had
token this way of trying to knife Taft
Dr. Zwlck was an earnest, enthusi
astic follower and public champion of
La Follcttc until his withdrawal from
tho field. The doctor whllo connected
with tho La Follette movement be
longed to an organization that had for
Its motto a strict adherence to the
cause of La Follette, but with Roose
velt a cloeo second choice should on
emergency require a change of leaders.
Zwlck Is the official lecturer for the
Germ.in Women's Literary Circle of
Cincinnati, nnd Miss Kmily Fessel. sec
retary of the circle, sold to-night:
"All the members of our circle are
wishing for the success of Dr. Zwlck's
ambition .to go to Congress. Ho Is
a stanch believer In the rlgh t of
women to vote and we all hopo some
time to be able to vote for him for
any office that he mny aspire to. He
Is abundantly able and fit for any and
all of them."
When Dr. Zwlck himself was ap
proached upon the subject to-day he
did not express himself enthusiastically
as to the result of the race should he
enter It He felt certain, however,
that he would be able to make a good
and telling showing against Longworth
In spite of the fact the-the Con
gressman's unlimited means and big
outside financial backing were rather
overawing to a poor practising physi
cian like himself.
The formal selection of the doctor to
make the Congress race will be made
within the next few days, and he will
undoubtedly accept the honor.
Another apparently more or less
formidable opponent of Longworth In
the race Is Attorney Stanley Bowdle.
He Is a Democrat and an earnest, young
municipal reformer, and one of the
leading wits and orators of the Cin
cinnati bar. .
SECRECY ON P0IN0ARE VISIT.
Hrsalt ef French Premier's 8t Peters-
harm Conferences Unknown,
Sp$rlnl Cable Dtupatrh to Ths Scn.
St. PCTERSuuno, Aug. 12. The official
programmo for the entertainment of
M. Polncare, the French Premier, ended
to-night with a banquet given by M.
Kokovtsoff, Minister of Finance. The
visitor had a final audience with ths
Czar earlier In the day.
M, Polncare will spend to-morrow
sightseeing and will attend a banquet
at the French Kmbassy In the evening,
after which he will leave for Moscow.
Nothing reliable baa transpired aa to
the frequent private conferences of M.
Polncare with the Russian Ministers or
as to the general results of his visit
Such careful secrecy has been main
tained that newspaper statements can
he only speculative.
BLOW AT DUTCH TRADE
Threatens to Divert Rhine
Traffic by Building Canal
to North Sea.
SCHEME TO IMPOSE TOLLS
Holland Opposed to Abrogation
of Treaty Freeing
AttrtnX Cablt Detpateh to Tas 8c.
London, Aug. 12. The Daily Mail
prints a despatch from its Berlin corre
spondent saying that Germany is threat
ening Holland that unless Holland with
drawsheropposltlontoGeremany'sscheme to impose tolls on Rhine borne shipping,
the latter country will divert the Rhine
traffic by constructing a canal via Emden
from the Oerman Rhine to the North Sea,
thereby practioally locking the gates of
the lower Rhine for communication be
tween Rotterdam and the heart of the
It is recalled that traffic on the Rhine
was made toll free to all, nations by the
treaty of IMS, the management of navi
gation being vested in a central committee
representing Alsaco-Lorralno, Badea, Ba
varia, Hesse, Prussia and Holland.
Germany for some time has been aiming
to abrogate tho treaty by imposing tolls
and transferring the control of the river,
including the Dutch section, to an inter
national bosxd in which the balance of
power will be vested in the German
Holland has obdurately opposed this plan
and is now faced by a threat that Ger
many will build a ship canal from Cologne,
200 miles to Emden, the effect of which
will bo to paralyze tho trade of Rotterdam
and ralso Kmdon to an Importance equal
ling that of Hamburg und Bremen.
Although tho pistol is aimed mainly at
Holland's head Antwerp is also menaced.
Germany would take advantige of
tho existing canal from Dortmund to tho
Ems River in carrying out her scheme.
The Hamburg-American and the North
German Lloyd steamship companies al
ready havo (locks and warehouses at Em
den which are capable of unlimited ex
tension to meet the demands of tho canal
project if it is carried out.
The Daily Matin correspondent says
he anticipates an official denial of his
From as far back as Roman times the
Rhine has l?n one cf tho chief water
ways of Europe. Capacious river harbors
have been formed ut various places.
Twenty-nlno of thcM? aro in Germany
and eight in Holland, Besides serving as
a natural outlet or inlet for Germany and
Hollrnd he Rhino is connected with a
great part of central and southern France
by the Rhine-Rhone and the Rhine-Marne
canals and with tho basin of the Danube
by the Ludwigs Canal. ,
Tho Rhine Is navigable from Basel to
its mouth, A distance of CSO milos. Lon
don, Hamburg and Bremen as well as
ports as far as Riga and St. Petersburg
participate in the Rbine traffic Thehoats
which use the river are owned mostly
independently This fleet Is said to num
ler in round figures 85.00J craft.
The traffic at the chief German porta
grew from 4, 189,(roo tons in 1870 to 17,000.000
tons in 1000. The volume of traffic pass
ing tlietownor Emmerich, near tho Dutch
frontier, both ways, increased from an
annual average of about 0,000,000 tons in
1881 to 21,(KXi.(iO tons and over in 1809.
Both Holland and Germany have spent
largo sums in improving navigating con
ditions on the Rhine. In the latter part
of the nineteenth century Holland spent
about Sts.ooo.ooo on tho improvement of
tho Rhine and its tributaries. The com.
merce curried by the Rhine itself is sup
plemented by numerous railways which
run near its banks.
Tho Ems River rises on the south slope of
the Teti toburger Wald and flows through
Westphalia nnd Hanover to'the east side
01 iMHart, where it divides, the eastern
1.1ns going eafi aim the western Ems to
tlie wt of the island of Borkum in the
North Sea. It is 2n) miles lone.
For a dMance of forty-three miles along
its right bank the Ems was canalized be
tween J863 and At this time the
Dortmund-Ems canal was dug to connect
the river with Herno in the Westphalian
coal d istrict. Another small branch,
suitable for light navigation, connects
wun uuisuerg arm so with tho Rhine.
LAW REPLIES TO CHUBCHHL.
filter's Voice In Home Rale Mast
Sfitcinl Cabtt Ditpateh to Ths 8cs.
London, Aug. 13. In answer to the
criticisms of Winston Churchill. First
Lord of the Admiralty, Bonar Law,
Unionist leader nnd anti-Home Ruler,
has written a letter to the newspapers
saying there would have been real
danger of a civil war If the Govern
ment Had been allowed to move blindly
toward the Home Rule precipice with
out clear warning nf the dangers ahead.
But now, he adds, the Government
knows that If It attempts, without the
sanction of tho elecors, to drive Ulster
out of the Unionist movement It will b
resisted by Irish loyalists and an over
whelming majority of the English, so
the attempt will not be mode.
BOMB WRECKS A SI0KE.
nzplostan Qalcklr Empties Rtatea
Island Bearding Hoase.
Some bomb men got over to Staten
Island just before midnight 'last night
and threw a bomb Into the front of An
tonio Bulllono's general store at 1110
Cedar street, Arrochar, It blew out the
front of the store.
Thero were forty boarders In the
house over the store, which Is near
South Reach, and they all made for the
The police think the bomb was thrown
by one of three men who drove by In an
automobile a few minutes before the ex
plosion, nulllano says he did not know
he had ony enemies.
A necessary rallih for many
all Meala. Cravlu, etc.
Jan DoircAX'a foi, AfsaU, H.T; '
T0KI0 FU1TC1AL 7R00BA1OIE.
Three Day Services for Late Em
Toxto, Aug. 12. The funeral services
for the late Emperor Mutsuhlto will
begin early In the morning on Septem
ber 13, and this part of the ceremony
will be attended only by the Emperor
Yoshthlto and the Dowager Empress.
The foreign representatives, Including
Secretary Knox, with the Japanese
statesmen and high officials, will meet
at the palace at 7 o'clock In ths eve
ning, and the procession to the sepul
chre will begin an hour later. In the
procession will be musicians, torch
bearers, men carrying emblems and
Buddhist priests. Imperial troops will
be drawn up along the entire line. Ths
coffin will be drawn by a team of oxen.
Emperor Toshlhlto will await the
procession at the Aoyama parads
ground and after the Shinto service
he will read a tribute to his father.
He will be followed by the Dowager
Empress and some of the leading states
men. The services will be concluded on
September 15. The Emperor's body will
be removed to-morrow to the chamber
for the filial lying In state.
NO P10TE8TANT8 ET PE1U.
Conatltatloa Forbids Saeh a Mlaalaa
la Ranker Fields.
SptcUl Csbli Bttptteh to Tn Sex.
London. Aug. 12. The Peruvian Gov
ernment has definitely refused to per
mit the establishing of any non-Catholic
mission In the Putumayo rubber gather
ing district of Peru, In which many
cruelties have been Inflicted upon the
natives by agents of the Peruvian
Amazon Company, os revealed by the
report of Blr Roger Casement, the
In response to a request from the
committee In charge of the Putumayo
mission fund the Foreign Off Ico directed
Charles des Gras, the British Minister
nt Lima, to ascertain if Peru would per
mit the founding of a Protestant mis
sion In the Putumayo district. Now
comes the reply from the British Min
ister that President Legula of Poru,
after a long consultation, Informed him
that any mission other than Roman
Catholic is barred by Article IV. of tho
FLASUES FROM THE CABLE.
ROME Ths nisht Rv. John P. Firrfllr.
Olihop ef Cleveland, wu received In fare
well audience by the Pope. He Is lrlnf
for the United Stitea.
LONDON. O. Do mniland. carrrtnc Major
F. H. Sykes as a panenger, atcended to an alti
tude ot s.Mio feet dutinc the array aero trials
n oSnllsbury Plain, thu brtaklns the British
SIIAKOUAI Commercial conditions are
becomlnc alarmlnc tn Chlna'a silk districts
on account of the widespread abandonment
of stilt, apparel for Western clothlnf since
BELFAST The While 8tar liner Olympic
will underso a renovation castlnc cke to
I1.00M00 next winter. Tho principal altera
tions will be the provision of aide bunkers,
which means an Inner or second shell.
BAN SEBASTIAN Spain la likely to join
the triple entente conalatlnc of C island.
Franc and Russia, It la announced by a Is
cat newspaper. The step will be taken after
the alcnlns of the Franco-Bps nlh treaty
Relative to Morocco.
The Wall Street edition of Tn Errxco Bra
contains all the financial newt and the atorU and
bond quotations to the dote ef the market. 1 h
donlni quotations. Including the "bit! tad asked"
prices, with additional neera mailer, we contained
alto In the nlfhl and final editions of TRSEtxniko
Announce, beginning this morning,
A sale of three-garment
suits for Men
Formerly 25.00, 28.00,30.00 & 35.00
Z The best indication of how these three-garment
suits are made is, that they arc Saks
made. Beyond that, we might tell you that
they are tailored in the season's most approved
fabrics, both as to weight and design, and arc
half, quarter and eighth lined.
jj It will also- interest you to know that this
sale gives you the unrestricted choice of every
three-garment model in stock at the above
former prices, Blacks, and Blues alone excepted.
Next Sunday's Sun
will contain a thoughtful article
setting forth the views of
J. G. Phelps Stokes on
The Idle and Vicious
telling why they exist and how
their condition may be reme
died. Too much or too little
money he says, both produce
the same evil results.
ADDED IMPORTANCE TO
Opportunity to Discuss Far
Eastern Policy With
SAIL BY THE MARYLAND
Secretary, With Family and
Embassy, Will Leave
Seattle Aug. 20.
Washington. Aug. 12. The visit of
Secretary of State Knox to Japan at
tho head of an elaborate embassy to
represent the American Government
at the funeral of Mutsuhlto, the late
Emperor, was given added Importance
to-day by the announcement from,
Berlin that Prince Henry ot Prussia,
brother of the German Emperor, la
being sent at the head of a largo
German embassy. Persons who mar-
veiled over the sending of the Secre
tary of State to the funeral of tho
Japaneso Emperor began to reach a
more clear understanding to-day when
It developed that Mr. Knox will have
opportunity to meet the Kaiser's brother
In Toklo. This was nt once accepted
as significant In view of the under
standing that has been reached be
tween tho 1,'nlted States and Germany
regarding the American policy of tlii
open door in Chlnn. Germany ad
dressed a note to tho American Gov-"'
crnment last winter asking for nn
outline of the American policy In re
gard to the situation then existing in
China owing to the revolution. Tho
United States replied that It proposed
"hands off" for nil Powers, und this
was readily agreed to by Germany.
Recent development In the Far East,
however. Indicating a definite under
standing between Japan and Russia
with China In tho uncertoln back
ground, may account for the apparent
sudden determination of both the United
States and Germany to send to Toklo
tho most Impressive missions possible.
Cy this action tho United Staten and
Germany ot hast will emphasize "to the
rest of the world their continued inter
est In the Far East ,
While It Is officially stated that the
Knox mlpslon expects to return di
rectly to tho United States after the
funeral ceremonies at Toklo, many be
lieve that Mr. Knox's arrangements
are being made that he can change his
plans If It Is deemed advisable, and
return by way of China and., possibly
The cntlro personnel of the Knox
embassy has not yet Ken completed.
It has been decided, however, that the
military attache will be lirlg.-Gcn. John
J. I'ershlng, commanding a depart
ment In the Philippines, and that, the
naval member shall be Rear Admiral
Sidney A. Staunton of the general board.
Hugh Knox, son and private secretary
to Mr. Knox, will accompany him as
Secretary Knex, accompanied by Mrs.
Knox, their son and Ransford Miller,
chief of the Far Eastern Division of the
State Department, who Is secretary of
the mission, will leave Washington next
Friday morning. 4
at 34th Street