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MAY CUT ALASKA'S RED TAPE.
Secretary Lane tell next Sunday'a SUN
readera of the need to simplify
government in our far
Fair to-day ; to-morrow
showers; northerly Winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 76; lower.t, 60
Detslled weather, m.n! and marine reports on page 1 1
VOL. LXXXIL NO. 361.
NEW 1 YORK, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1915. cmntkt. mi. th b. punting nn pmnt Amtm,
IN BRIEF SIEGE ;
Czar's M ronycst Fortress
Falls After Attack Lust-
fntr Only Three Days.
Biissian Forces Alony; 135
Kile Line Are in Order
ABM IKS DIVIDED,
Ktiscovitee, by Retiring,
Avoid Trap Carefully
Set lv Invaders.
feernli CsW, DSSSStca In Thi: Si
London, Aug 26. Brest'Utovsk. 1
etc most important point In the pres
ent Russian line, fell Into the hands
Of tie Hermans 1-ist night. The great
frt. generally said to be among
the osi formidable in Europe, were
wrecked by the tlerman siege guns
tn little inure than three days. The loss
me i tin Immediate collapse of the
satire Russian front.
Bieloetok, eighty miles to the north.1
h- ilso been occupied. The advanced
Oetmaii troops reached the city last
Hi and almost Immediately the posi-1
Hon became untenable. The reverse j
thfic. while not Of so much importance;
as that of Brsat'Litovsk. is a serious,
I 0M1 ret.ngr.nl conies official word I
Ih ' t is entire IlltSSlSn armies stretch- i
Itu their winding lire over le 135
si m "f front between uroano ann met for fearuhut Utrther urging might em
Prlpet River have been ordered to re I barrass both the President and Mr. Lan-
It Is btlieved I
itself must fall
within a few I
id the Russian forces from Wllna, I
north, to the Prlpet. on the
a ni.flont.,1 with another ,
.1 retreat similar in a measure
an even greater and more haz-
ardolli ncale than the retreat Just com
pt t.-.i from the Warsaw to the Brest
I:i a word, the Ruaslan defeat has
b' npletl and to-night the only
hrlghl Spot in the east Pes in the prob
able .lesion of the Qsrman QeneraJ staff
to ips on tie i. to ics already won
- the Russian armies time in
hi Ii t i lather strength for new resist -
stfe or oftenslve.
Hepnrl RuOSlaSJ ISSalOS Pinri. ted.
Kver) bit ut news frniii Berlin and
Petrograd Indicates that the Russian
ti i liu held BreatLltovek ami Ble
Ic- . well as the rest f the rap .
"I , rumbling line op he north and
Soul havi i-i far esisjped in a com-'
i idy and that tile forces of the
Or ! Duke S'i'hotss, still Intact, will
b in , 'Mite up attempts at ensnare
nil the future, a. in tmVpast, That
ii iis, the redeeming feature of the
P" em revi rue, Jut as it was of the en
fe - ' lllirhl from the Warsaw salient.
i ii uflW'lal despatch from the A US 1
triai headquarters, however, says that I
an-' :. i i avalty. pushing forward from I
tin- Hug beyond Kovel, has severed the
ii i' .in- between the Russian j
sr n lea noi Ih and south
would tie iiiiduo aptlmlsm, say
till Hi . , niililury critics, to believe
U'al h losaei in men at BrSSl -i.itovsk
at h ast considerable, But .
t iinHjrtant, even supposing that
SU. I '.. have recurred, Is the sharp J
I., i . tuward bankruptcy i artillery
loss of Brest-Lltovsk has j
. rtainly Involved, It is even prob
the investing garrison did not
b lie In which to destroy the stoieai
(' "ii. 1. I alone the gnus. There
'I- i! tar to Indicate the extent
e: the military booty captured with tin
fo hit i!i, SSI lOUSnSSS of the loss
i" minimised, especially at such
I'll I SO I I
in i on gwlagr."
ferman statsmsnl says:
army group of Field Marshal
V' . Maeksnssn I Jtrest-Litovsk has
t While the A.ustroHnngarlsn
uider General von An were
t the tin-, e fnrts on the west
i front, the Brandenburg Twenty
s el Reserve Corps stormed the
"ii ih, northwest front and
p tietrated Into the central works
i k the night, The enemy then
. . j j the fortress over the en-
t front front the Malowlsaka for
i 1 '' He swampy Prlpet region.
I t of llresl -I.ituvhk the pur-
I in full swing.
rhe army ut Gsnsral von tiatwlta
i the enemy from the Orlanka
cior north ami southeast of Blslo
Itefore tbi army of Prince Leopold
i Itltvaria the badly defsatSd enemy
" g low aid the heart of the
i ..i" ku forest, and is making a
mi i,iy iii the region northwest
i ' Kaiiin llle.-l.ltoVKk.
army group of Field Marshal
llindonburgi Near Bausk and
i ig. cast of MltaU, the tlght
t developed. East and southwest
Kovtin Ihe lighting continues. Me-
leyny and MereoB on the Nle-
i 'i' tin- enemy was driven back. In
' w 1 east of AugUBtOWO a por-
t "ii nf Gen, Rluhurn's army psns
i sled 111 an easterly direction.
Iiii'ther south lighting is taking
p ii the llerecowka sector, fiur
i' oil troops reached Itielostok.
Tin defeat "f the RUBSlSIUI at Hresl
. nvsli hue come as a complete sur
p ' ii i. generally held to be little
i ii t or i eatiist ropho, nsfliisRstlngi as
must, tin- prrolpltOUS retreat of
It Russian front to the north
i fm - distance to the south.
,M litan observers hers are at a loas
I nn (linn it on IceOBd Page.
THE U. S.
Corporation Counsel of This
City Picked for the Pout by
TENIiKH not YET MADE I
Wash i nuton. Aug, II. 'President
wiiboii win tender t hp appointment ot
t'ounsellor of Hip State I lepa rlincn t In
a few day to Flank L. Polk, Corpora
(Ion Ooanasl of the cit of New York.
Mr. Polk is an accomplished lawyer
and Stands lush In the esteem of Presi
dent Wilton and Secret., r) UeAdOO. lie
was delated by Mr McAdon for Col
lector of the Tort of New Yoik In the
early days of the Administration, tint
the appointment was prevented by Sen
secretary Lansing is understood to
ha e selected Mr. polk foi the Counsellor,
This dlsetPSurt, which conies from .i
sign Administration authority, shows
clearly that the friends of ex-llepresent-atlve
A. Mitchell Palmer have realised
the inadvisahillty of further urging him
for the Counsellorshlp. President Wilson,
with a few Inconspicuous exceptions,
hns adhered to the tule of permitting
his Cabinet members to select the men
to tie appointed to positions In their re
Mr. Palmer's Case.
Until a few days ago. when dis
closures were published regarding a
mysterious White House visitor who
was described by the Initials "M. P.. i
and who ani.ireiitlv go Information I
from the President which was passed on
to agents of the tlerman Government.
Mr Palmer was believed to lie under
favorable con. deration for the eounset'
Mr. Palmer himself has Issued a
statement denying emphatically that he
wus Iks "M. p . referred to in the
Secretary Lansing had never urged the
President to make the appointment, how
ever, and it was realized that unless Mr.
Lansing did give his indorsement Mr,
Palmer would not be selected
Friends of the Pcnnsylvanimi thought
the wisest course was to abandon the
dea of bringing about his apKintment
sing, it was nwwnsi nun wh huiimi
Iml ..a, a. I intvlhln. Illlt it n i . i-i.l in . rtf
i,,,u,..J.i,,u SmpWm hw. ,i, -
paper disclosures referred to ami that
the friends of Palmer wished merely to
"bare Ule rresiucni UH UtipimnUHW
,i... t ui,i....t ti...
hit' meeting the criticisms that might
come from sources unfriendly to Pal
mer, should the appointment be insisted
A I'er.i.mii Selection,
1 Mr. Polks selection, .t ma) be said,
is not to be regarded a a special mark
oi approval for the reform element In
the New York Democratic ranks, win.
( he has been politically prominent He
I it understood to have been the personal
I selection of Secretary Lansing, who pos
I sibly acted without extended conautta
j tlona with Administration officials.
Whether or not Mr. Polk's altitude
toward the appointment has been
sounded lias not been dleclosed It Is
believed, however, that he would wel
come the tender of the olllce, fur the
Counssllorshlp I as ts-en dignified in the
Administration by the Incumbency of
John Basse pi Moore and Robert Lansing,
the present Secretary of State.
As Counsellor dur.ng Mr. Brysns
ter.n as Secretary of State, Mr. iin-
sing was President Wilson's chief ad
viser on the foreign situation It was
a fact nut generally known at the t.me.
however, that despite the difference of
viewpoint which developed between Mr.
Bryan anil Mr. Lansing during the early
GOES UP IN SMOKE
Nothing; ComeH f 'Schneider'
Warning About Btaaeitt
Several New York reporters crossed
over to the foamy atmosphere of River
street, l'ibokeii. yisterduy afternoon i
intent on paging a plot to blow up tliO'
Hamburg-American liner Viterland,
snugly resting in a dock, puffs of blink i
smoke peacefully curling sky ward from
her ralddl I funnel
For the steenstsenth time since Itiver j
street beer began to get flat III the
inlies lor warn oi ireifuviu M'uiie
miebo'lv had In
lrd aomebod) whlspsr
that so me body ught
pint to blow up sums
to somebody lsi
to he natciiuiK s
ihlna Hence sorneooay nan sent mis
cryptic note to several nswspspar of-
fiOSS as the best way to press agent
' any regular plot :
"Will. am i'iis. HobOksn man, will lis
at oflioi HamburgAmsrlban line, 45
Broadway, : this Thursday afternoon
tu see manager about plot to blow up
Vatsrland from aeroplane ii Hoboken
while seamen of boat arc at benetlt
llanos in Jersey City 0nlghl Thuis-
t;t v Si'll Nlhl'Klt."
; The r'po'ters tlptosd Into the ante.
1 room of the office of Julius P, Mayer,
I managing dir. dor of the Hamburg
I American Line, to ask him about It.
, Mr. Meyer had a little cryptic note of
bis own. That was all be knew, he
1 said, and besides there was no seaman's
I benefit donee that be had ossn Invited
in attend No, slrrse,
The oni kcllomsivl smanatlng from
Ihe river side of River street was to he
a stereopt icon lecture by ('apt Wilt of
the President Lincoln last night In the
Arion Theatie. Jersey Olty.
Therefore the effort to page the plot
in Hoboken. L did not succeed, by the
bye. The HamlHirg-Amerleun Line gate,
man had not seen snythlnu mure like
an aeroplane than a seagull, ami any
bow If he had. who woihl ktlOW it?
Nobody. And the line's tug patrol had
not seen any bahy submarines snoopini
around cither. Ami William Cox dis
claimed any knowledge of any plol Aial
nobody knew who WHS "Schneider'
Outside of that, however, those puffs
nf black smoke will probably he curling
skyward this morning as usual.
copyright- by Pack Bree
Frank L. Polk.
stages or the
sing wa the
Br) an for the
Ctorman cr.si. mi
MR. POLKS CAREER.
lie Is Hi.
ril 11,1 l,e , e ,
of Pre. I
Corporation Counsel Prank Lyon
Polk, the orosnectlve rouneelloi of the
l State I Icn.i l l mc nt :i t Wa-himilnii re-
turned to .New Vofk yesterday from a
Sojourn at H.ir Harbor. Me., but soon
lclt t lie city ;iK.titi to jro to Newport
.Mr Polk win brine to lh potl In
Washington n rxpt rt knowlodgt tnd a
MMsitnct tn law. He in llic pon
of Iir Wir.taru Mc. kli'iilun it Polk. oVvi
of the Currull modloal nt-hool. the Rraml
on of the Oyn federate Hishop- ;rn
Ltoonldai Polk tnd the Kit'-tiMhew of
President Jamcei K I'o.k.
.Mi. Polk KTOI ltrti In New York In
171 ami was frmduattd fl 0A1 Yale in
194. n. itudled law at Columbia law
chool, from arhlcHhe wa graduated in
1S7, .Mr Polk wpnt to the Spanish wir I
with Troop , .nil bocORlt asi!tan
quartermaster uiider tien. j;nift svttli
the tank of raptuin.
in Mayor McClsllan'e sdmln 1st ration
Air. Polk Sras appolnttd a member of tho
Hoard f Education, anil aluo of the
Municipal Clirtl Service Commlaslon, of
which he bocama prooldant For two ;
yaara he whh in the law ofllco of I
Kart. Choata & Beams n
hi lints M;. polk married aflst Kiira-
Oeth S Totter, daughter of Mr. und Mm
Jamea Potter or Philadelphia. They j
have three children : their home it at J
7 Kast Th irt v-el i h itrooti
Mr Polk wai treasurer of the Hureau
of Municipal Research durina; Mayor
McCteltan's admlntatratlon. Uater he
was .i membei of the law firm of Alex
ander, Watties & p'tik, Nassau
Mrcet. He liai always declared that he
was ai. Independent Democrat. He was
n mem her of Thomas Mot t tshnrne'n
Democratic LoaaTUt in the early day:) of i
t i.e Mix campaign,
in the fpi!nR if 1911 he wa regardsd
an Pr-mde?it Wllaonfl choice for CotlOC
tor of the Port. Which finally fell to ;
John Purroy MttcheL Lata in January,
1914, Mayoi Mltchel appointed Mr. Polk
t orpo at Ion 'ounaeli I iirinpf Mltchel's
Mayoralty campaign Mr, Polk wan eon
tantly at tiie fusion headquarters he
hai aijo headad the delegation which
called n Mr. Mitchell then t'olle.'tor of
t he Port . t ask permission tt propose
his name to the Citlseni Municipal Com-
Mr. Polk haa loript hfn a clOSS frieritl
of Mayoi Mltchel a nil was sitting be
ttda hi tn in an a Utomoblls out side City
Hall on tlx- afternoon of April 17. 1914
when a grievance craned iii man, Mlch
ael i. Muhoney, Hhot at the Mayor. The
bullet missed '! .Mayor and Struck Mr.
Polk In the lef; cheek, Mr. Polk waft
removed to a hospital, which he was
able to le.ne a week later.
Bi'ltish a i t in .1 n si ii -rl Handed,
Makes- Wur'ii First Bee
iird nf This Kind.
ftfitcM feels flssssfrl io Tun sh
LeDNDON, Aug. II, Pot the flist Unlet
I.. ,. - - ..i ....... I r.-. - Lu,L I
from an aeroplane hit and sank a ier- :
mansubmarlns to-day in the North Sen. j
The Official Press p.ureaii announces j
this feat, which equals that of Lieut. '
Warueford, who destroyed a Zeppoiin by
bombs several weeks ago.
Flight Commandar Blgsworth won for
himself the distinction of having accom
plished this unique victory single hamled
while on "air patrol" near Ostein).
The Admiral!) told the story in a brief :
The Secretary of the Admiralty an
nounces that Plight Squadron Com
mandor Arthur w. Blgsworth, It. N,
destroyed, single handed, a German
submarine this morning V bombs
dropped from his aeroplane. The eub-
intirlne was obssrved to be completely
wrecked. It sank off Ostein!.
It is not the prautice of the Ad
miralty to publish Statements regard
ing the losses of Clsrman submarines.
Important though thsy have been. In
ca -ee whore the enemy has no other
source of Information as to the Urns
and place at which these losses uavs
In he case referred to lilinvi1. how
over, the brilWanl feat of Squadron
Lieutenant llgswortli was performed
iii tin- linmsdlsits iietgHtsTrhood of the
coast in occupation of Ihe enuiiiy, and
the position of the sunken siibniarino
has. been located by a OSfmnn ClS-
The present war shows only one case
that is somewhat similar to the accom
plishment of the Hrttish aeroplane. Only
recently a French aeroplane dropped
bombs at a tisrtuan submariits in the
Par-diuielles, Just as the undarasa craft
was attacking an allied transport. The
submersible was compelled to abendon
ha attavk and to submerge.
SHELL ARMOR PLANT
Squadron Drop Man)
on Urent Fiietorv
UAin NEAH VPHES A I, so
sii I' remit. Brltlah and bl
iiiiii Aeroplanes Make
v. , Imhlt Avses'rS tn Tin Irs
Pari. Aug. :r,. -Sixty-two aIOptinea
behind the Irenes noes mm
,i at Pi v tin v 'i MterdH3
m: nfu rtd Into four Ri oupi
away toward itnenish Prussia it was
the1 biggest and must formidable SU id
urn of t'.iers thst had ever set out as
I body to bombard an enemy MiSitin"
Marten Is, over ike heights of Del.
llMgSn, a small town in lihenish I'rus
sia. was the objective, fur at S.arlouls
is a s'eai Herman factory where shells
and armot plats are ieing m ids.
rrhe Oerman ofllclal slstemenl esiei
day said that two French squadrons bad
dropped Isnnbs in the S.i.u Valley, klll
Ipjg several persons and injuring Others,
but causing no material damage of im
portance. Pour French aviators, says the
statement, we e brought down by Oer
man anti-air guns.
Raid eiti r pre-s,
Tn:s raid wa duplicated today by
one of equal proportions SgslMI the
wood of Houthulsti north of Vpres in
Belgium, in this squadron there wre
sixty machines, but the were not all
French, British ami Bslglsn aero
piai.es participated. Big dies wete ob
served as the fllit" turned and began
ihelr flight back to the Krenc'.i llnSS
The afternoon com unnhiue. whh h tells
ef t le first raid, follows
During part of last night time w. re
artillery SSchangeS and lighting with
hand grsnadee and other eaploslvas In
the AliolS district, in Die vicinity of
gOueheS and Neuvllle.
Around Hove there has bun con
tinued marked activity on the part of
the nrmy's artillery BS well as out
In the Argon ne district. In the sec
tor of La Fllle Morte, yesterday saw
1 fairly severe lighting with bombs and
h tnd grenades.
Nothing nf Import an CI has been re-
I ported from the remainder of the
Dutiug the day of August 21 a
! French SVtStor threw bombs on the
! railroad station of Offenhurg. In
! Hnden. seventeen miles from Kalis
1 ratio. At this point there Is an Im
portant railroad (unction iii the Qrsnd
On August IS an aerial squadron
composed of four groups ami Including
a total of sixty -two aeroplane., flew
over the heights of l. lllngen. Here
there is a factory where shells and
armor plate are mad-. The location
i of this Is north of Saarl'iuls, In
RhsnlSh Prussia, thirty miles south
east of Treves. The aviators threw
with precision more than ISO bombs,
ttllrt) of which were of ;arg. calibre.
I luliiiou iii ,'Kinne.
The night communique says :
i tor north of Arras there
W bet '
en ioiei.t cannonading, partlcu
around Bouches, south of Neu
and actions In the region of
and in the valley of the Ai.ne.
w-e homhurd'Ml Qermsn grouiis
aasembllng north of golasons,
The Qermans have violently bom
barded the town of Rhelma On our
side we also have conducted an effe. -tile
fire agaitist the German Ireti. hes
In fi .mt of reriiay -les-Hheitns.
In the Argonne there his bee:, con
tinuous and violent fighting with pe
tards and hand grensdea along the
entire front, our artillery partici
Ther have lieen artillery duels In
the Woevre, north of Flltey in the
Vosges. at La Fontsnslls and in the
legion of Lusse. as will a in Alsace,
in the valley of th Poller.
During the day of August 2fi our
aviators bombarded in the Woevre
the Oerniatt camps of Pannes and
Raussant, where tires were started
They also bombarded Ihs itattona and
Herman blvouscs at Grandpre, cha.
I'l.i'ornay and Flsvllls, In Argonne
thsy likewise bombarded the station
of Tsrgnlsr, ths svlatlon park of
Vltry-sn-Artols and the station at
Our aeroplanes acting In com erf
with those of Ihe British and Bslglsn
armies and the French and British
. ivies, about sixty machines In all.
carrl. d out a bombardment against
the wood of BoUthutst, where various
fires were caused. All the machines
returned the night of tugUSt -.'.-211
one of our aviation squadrons
dropped 12" sin Us on the station of
GERM ASS TRAP AIRMEN.
Fee ne h
In I nr.
II run, I, I
-One Kill., I
ipjeial Ctbh Dssssfrs
1 1 k 1 1 1 . l S' , via London.
War Ullce tells of vet )
lighting on the wsaten
A crater resulting from
I aton north of Beausojoura
, has been held in spile
fa Tin: si
Aug. Jl, 'Ihe
a mine explo-
in - nampagne.
nf French at-
Four French aviators have been
I brought down by Qsrman gunfire, me
of them was killed, ins machine failing in
a mass of flames, bill the three others
The statsmsnl says :
North of Hcnusejoui'. m llhllUipaglie,
a crater made by a shell which had
been occupied the day before yester
day, W'as held against French at
tacks. Two enemy squadrons yesterday
dropped bombs in the Raar Valley,
above and below 0gS I lou i B, HeWI's
persons were killed or Injured. The
material damage caused was not im-
Night before last the squadrons were
successfully attacked at their base
at Nancy by our airmen.
Th' enemy paid for his exploit
by losing four airman. One fell to the
arth nblBSS, near Ilolzln u. The pilot
glltl observer were killed. one fell
Into our hands near I'onnlly. undam
aged, and the third was obliged lo
land near Arrscourt, north of Lune
Vllls, by a QormBI! aviator right In
front of our artillery. The fourth
landed within range nf our nntl-air-i
raft guna near Mo i rons, south of
Nancy, behind the enemy front.
GEN WOOD REPRIMANDED FOR
T. RS CRITICISM OF WILSON;
ffnrrlmiti, AfterHHii WIN
son. Sends ii Severe He
Imke to Officer.
AXMKltH WHITK H0U8K
i i e-iiK'ii i
lllll-ll I It
(Jpiiprnl I'lni her Cotirt
Harrison for permitting Col. House
volt tn deliver tn the business men in
the military camp at Plattaburg, N
v.. the speech in wh. h the Colonel
denounced the Wilson Admlntatratlon
lor it- failure q put through a big
military progrsmms at the Inst ses
sion of t'ullgress
foi. Roossvslt's utterances in crlt
Iclsm of the Administratten's military
policy excited gnat inger in official
circle- ami. following a conference at
the White House. Secretary dam
son telegraphed te reprimand toOsn.
There . a possibility that ien. Wood
may h punished further by detach
! ment from ihe office of commandani
of the Depart menl of the gat it i-
even Suggested that the former I'hlei"
of Staff may be court-mat Hailed for
' Speeches that he has delivered In
i which he Is said to have Violated th
proclamation issued by the President,
! prohibiting army nnd naval office 11
from discussing questions bearing
' spher directly of Indirectly on the
i European war.
I'ollllenl I. -ne penreil
Political leuders Interested in the
i Administration will use every end'-avor
to dissuade the President from Impos
ing punishment on den, Wood beyond
that Inflicted by the telegram of rep- 1
. rlmand forwarded by Secretary Oar
rlaon. They feur that, as things now 1
1 Mand. an issue hns been raised by 1
I which Mr. Roosevelt may b" aide to j
I make political capital of the alleged
failure of the Administration to adopt
a progressive policy in the upbuilding
lot the army and navy. The telegram
to ;t ii. Wood amounts to a rebuke to
the former President, and the prompt
response from Mr. Roosevelt was ex
:i of the telegram rep
Wood i reated great In
circle lie is practi
teres! in srnti
cally accused of showing a taca i
I Judgment ami discretion. That the
Secretary of War should feel Impelled
to address a cummunlcutinti of the char
n, iter forwarded to-day to an officer ol
Gen, Wood's high riink shows
ileenlv the Administration was mov
1 Mr Rooaevelt'a psrformaocs
Whether further action will be taken
iii the case probably will be determined
Wilson, it is altogsth t
the offence of which Com-
! p. ami
mads may be notsd sgalnst
W is name in tin efficiency rec-
of the War Department This
m. ii. d
add to the
if th.. repri-
l i i - i I ro lit ,. .
This is not the first time that Hen.
Wood has had difficulties with the Wil
son Administration. He ha orn criti
cised on a number of occasions on the
ground that he has not strictly observed
the executive order issuid by the Presi
dent prohibiting army and navy ofll
ccre from taklnir part In public dlscus
- ic s of the Government's foreign and
War Department officials say that the
action of Hen. Wo... I in inviting Mr.
Roossvstl to the Plattsburg ramp with
full knowledge of Mr, Roosevelt's an
tagonism to th
evasion, if not
n actual deflanci
A few months ago Seci el. irv Hart SOU
sent a tetter to Hen. Wood III which be
asked for an explanation of the latter'.'!
activities iii connection with tin- so
called Legion ..f Hon r. which w i- or
ganised by Pol. Rooaevell and othoi ad
vocates of a comprehensive policy of
military prspari dness.
Bishop Grser of New York nsssllsd
flen Wood, di nging ih.it the officer was
using the headquarters post at Qov
amors Island as a central point to tin -ther
tin- iuilit.it v propaganda, Gen
,,, . ,h
a;is ,,,,,,,,.,, b,
charge and the m tttcr
tin secretary of War.
Bays He Wn Ulequotedi
W ood w
dale of August II list Hen.
ote the Hecretaty of War stat
hs had not mads any comment
rnatlonal alTaiis In violation of
the Presldsnt's prohibition. Hen. Wooii
'also called gecrstary Harrison on the
telephone al grabrlght, N. J.i a day or
'so ago and assured Mr Harrison that
be ii.ui been misquoted b) newspapers in
statements ri titlv attributed to him.
The letter of August 14, written by tile
i in i al, Ik In part as follow a :
I You perh:iss have seen something of
I the articles la the various papers
ll is needless lo slate there was no
' dlBCUSSlOII 0) mc nor has there been
any by officers here of liiternatluiial
affairs or any thing that comes under
! ihe 'resident's prohibition. The talks
to the men have been on pursl) tech
nical subjects, explaining tin use of
armies, methods of raising 'hem. aatil
I tat loll, .lie My own talk was uhso
I lutsl) on technical lines, and bad In
j do Willi the methods of raising anil
maintaining armies, voluntary system-,
etc., snd the usual strong In
dorsement of the militia. Into which 1
Co a tin at if un Third I'lig'.
ISSUES HOT DEFENCE
COL. ROOSEVELT RALLIES
TO GEN. WOOD'S DEFENCE
Siis Harrbmn Mutd
Kntiiut if His I'liin
spenk nt Plattabura
suppori . i r
Wood, w ho ,
Hetia i ' menl
to make hli
Veil Millie I y steed. iy 10 the
lis friend lien I.e. maid
ap . piimnndsd by tin War
tor permitting the Colonel
Plattburg speech attack-
ins the national pidii y It. issued a
"tali ment In which he said Secretary
cisrrlson could not have been Ignorant of
Col Roosevelt's announced Intention of
speak IIR at the camp, and that not hav
ing ma b- any objection to his going,
Mr Harrison should not crltlclss fien.
Wood ''bscaUSS I was there or necause
I did not -ubmit my speech In advance
to tin- Administration for approval." lie
said tiia in his speech he bad not
i om e mentioned th- President or the
.Mr Roosevelt's statement follows:
Veil et , tin.. d,vL, mm , Ii mtmm - .
nounced in the public press, the stic
ment being carried prominently n
every lug newspaper, that in addi
tion t " President Wilson and Secre
tary Harrison some scores of private
C .in had be, n asked to go to the
Plattsburg camp, where It was ex
pecte I hey would speak to the men.
Among the names mentioned, In ad
dition to my own, were th.ise of ex
Presldent Tuft, Mr. ttompera and John
Mitchell, which I happen to remember,
It is. of course. Impossible thut
I itary Harrison can have been
Ignorant that we were asked, and If
he desired flen. Woo t notify us in
advance what we wue expected to
say or leave unsaid, it was clearly
ins duty to ilirept the densral accord
ngl) When the War Department,
after three weeks public notice, made
no objection to my coming they
estopped themselves (Mm any right to
criticise Qen, Wood because I was
there or because i did not submit
ii speech in advance to the Adminis
tration for approval.
I am. of course, solely rt'SpOHalMs
f 'i- ih.it speech Bn,J until yesterday
i n Wood had no mors Idea than
Secretary Harrison what I was going
lo -ay. In the speech nut only did I
never mention the Presldsnt but I
never mentioned t:ie Administration, I
.-p ike purely of the nation, of tile peo
ple of the United States. I spoke
n the assumption that the men wno
pay th-ir own expenses n order to
go ti, tin, camp are dtlSSns deeply
Interest! I In the welfare of their
country, who know that the great
est value of this camp lies not In the
month's training to each of the 2. "00
or 1,000 r. lleg, students and busi
ness men. bit ,u the object lesson
afforded in teaching our people what
th s nation should do for all her sons
by teaching them In time of peace
how to do their duty by the nation In
tune of war.
ir th.- Administration had displayed
one-tenth the spirit and ensrg) in
holding flermsny and Mexico to ac-
FIRE AND DYNAMITE
MENACE NAVY YARDS
Kx'iilosivcN Kound nt I'hiladel
phin mill Klaiiieit hiseovereil
Pun . i.e. i ir . Aug. it.- An attempt
to dynamite a dry dock at the I'hlladel j
plllg Navy Yard and also the cruiser.
Prairie was discovered to-day. according
to workmen employed at Oie yard
Three sticks nf dynamite were said to'
have l It found in the dry dock. This
statement was not confirmed at the
commandant's office, where some of the
officers either maintained silence or ut
tared denials, hut bluejackets and ma
I rlnes . ot-i oboral
sen i. .ii thai tin
fntllld While the
il the workmen's : a-
dv nSmitS had been
I'rail'le was in the dry
! Kxtra pre. ant inns are being taken to
protect tin yard frnt cranks and spies.
RoRKOI.g, Vtt.i Aug. Jit - Two more,
mysterious fires, making flvs within the
last tun inOlltha, Were discovered Within
an hour iaal night at the Norfolk Navy
, Yard. The first blase was in a pile of
boves and lumber behind the steam in
glneerlliB department. The other fire
was in the plumbing department.
( The yard department extinguished the
first blase, but ths Portsmouth city de
'part ment responded to the second alarm. 1
Nn serious damage was done In either .
case. The lour previous fll'es at tile
' v aid started at night.
BRYAN KISSED BY A MAN.
lici blskered iteadee or "The t orn.
n, titer' li... - I, mi rel .
KlKOMAK, Kan.. Aug- II. John Hia
i her, a bewhlsksrsd fai me. , kissed w J,
, Hi v im at the conclusion A the Nebras-
, k.ui's Chautauqua address here last
The impact came so sudden that
Bryan did not have an opportunity to
sidestep, nnd when the kiss h.nl been
til, iiited squatclv in. the ex-Secretary of
State's tn nth he hacked UWB) surprised
, ami murmured something like "Thank
1 Bryan tuuchsd mi the war during his
lecture and Ills Bloqusnos had stored
I nr. linn's henri. The farmer said he
colli. I not lesi-t the grand salute.
; "Mr, Bryan, i have read your paper
j for years and have admired v- u." QrBOS
; s.i ill. "I made up my mind tliat If I
.ever got a chance to see v mi I would!
I kiss you."
IllWlStrl oittrnl llrtlnanee.
,,.'i.i i.ihtr toiwatrh if Tn Irs,
Liimion. Aug. II The nftlcial Press
p.urciu announoss that sll ori sncs fae
....In, lint,. I ii I ia nsferreil f
perlol nf the war to the Jurisdiction of
I thi Idinistr) uf Munitions.
REPRIMANDING GEN. WOOD
I have Just seen the reports in
newspapers of the speech made by
rx.Presldent Boons veil at the
Ptattftiurg camp, it is difficult to
conceive of snythlng which could
have a more detrimental effect upon
the leal value of this cieriment
than sm h an Incident
This camp, held under Govern.
menl auspices, was successfully
demonstrating mum thingsufgreat
moment, its virtus consisted in
thi f.u i that h conveyed its own
impressive lesson in its practical
and Successful operation and re
sults. Nn Opportunity ihOUld have been
furnished tn any one to present to
the men any matter excepting that
which was essential to the neces
sary training they were there to
Anything else could only have the
effect of distracting attention from
the real nature of the experiment,
diverting considerations lo Issues
which excite controversy, sntago
nlaffl and III feeling, and thereby
Impelling, If not destroying, what
otherwise would have been ,, ef
fective. There mual nut lie any opportU
nlty given at Plattsburg or a' any
it h similar camp fur any such
unfurl mate consequences.
count for the murder of American
men, women und children that It Is
now displaying in the endeavor to pre
vent our people from being taught
the nsad of prep. nation to prevent the
repetition of such murders in Ihe fu
turs It would be rendering .service
to the pie of tills country.
'leu. Wood sstied orders that at
tendance upon my speech was not re
quired of any mini, that It was op.
Uonsl to come or nut, ordsrs which
at once establish! 1 Ike fact that he
had no responsibility for the speech.
I and that BlUmdance upon it wa
purely optional It was held out
side the line of tents and half the
audience was mule up of men and
women from the surrounding country,
it was evident as Col Roosevelt dic
tated his statement In the offices of tin
Mefropofitea Sfapatlss ,,t 4.1 Fourth
avenue thst he was greatly moved by
the attack on his friend tten, Wood
and wished la do anything I uld to
remove th" unpleasant situation in which
result of C
' for eat s.
has found hansel:'
it Roossvi It's -It
v hSVS been t.i'
LITERACY TEST FOR
VOTERS IS KILLED
I In- ('oiiNtitutioilHl I'unveiitioil
UpvpI'hpn Itnelf mi
Albany, Aug SI The literacy lest
for Voters bad but a slu.it life m 1 1 .
i 'oust it ut i on a I Convention, Yesterday lb.
delegates tool, a stand tn favor of the
smendment i todny Hoy killed it hj a
vote of to 67.
President Root's tig against tie
amendment resulted in its defeat
Three Democrats, Judge liykmaiii ex
Senator CI tiffin of Tl.e Bronx, and .1... u
W. Weed of Flushing void witli the
sixty-four Republicans for the literal v
test loday, while thirty-one iH-iuocruts
voted with forty-six Republicans against
The opposition to the a mem ment aas
mainly baSSd upon the fear that its In
ssrtion in the new I'nuetltutlott would
cause the people I., defest the whole
work of the convention at I hi polls in
William I III riles is eorely disappointed
over the action of the i 'i ii i v ft 1 1 tut i In re-
fUSlllg for evpedieln 's Sltkli In
to Insert In the t'OIIStitUtlOII hi
privilege niuendtuenl and the
Young st for
amendment providing a llterac
luteis. In lis Alh.lllv f.'rrSiN0 7iii.hu'
to-nigbt Mr. Italics save:
"The o nstltutional Convention has ai-
i ready shown signs of own rule t
unexpectetl, A bud. nhossn to instruct
l no: a b dy ths work of which Will
command support if that body cringes
"The American nnllunal quality, the
1 American Ideal, is nut dead, ii It hough
tnan) a'uuld believe it to be, because
it is BllSllt. I's voice is potent. Control-
I ling, and w ill make Itaslf feared when
I 'hose who should be Its gusrdluns falter
1 In the execution of their trust."
BERNHARDT OUT AGAIN.
xclrcss llelltetl lulu Theatre Hoi
nun., wiih mnicuitv.
SlHfCfsi r'lt'lr flslgetel In Till: Si
PSBISi Aug. SI Sarah Heriiliar.li.
who attended the opening of her theatr
this afternoon, had to lie heipeq Into ti
buy by atteildanta. She is wearing a
new American artificial h-g furnished
bv an American firm which is establish
lug a branch factory here,
The actress seems tu wall, with His
greatest difficult)' She has to be lifted
into and nut of her autoilioblli
Open I'm it POSlI In I . S.
ieriBJ ''sail fiSfasfrl tu
LoSI'IN. Aug. "ti AftSI
been in iff SO for years,
ties have ibs iiled to permit
I. lie Hint.
Til. Si v
t ic author!
ii sheep into
tion of A uiei lean . .title .,
Lnsllsli ports, lanllff
iimuth, beg. lining Stplember
slaughter within four days.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
U BOAT ORDERS
SptTHiirv nt' Stale Get
Facta From Bernstorff
GIVES HOPEFUL BIOS
Lead. II. s. to Think sink
Ingof Arable Was Perhaps
CRMS WILL PASS
Thinks Instructions to Ger
man Envoy May Have
Wash iviitos. Aug -The contro
versy b' tween Osrmsny and the United
states over the submarine Issue is
rapidly moving toward a settlement sat
isfactory to this Government, it is be
lieved that Osrmsny has Anally yielded
'to the principal demands of the United
states Government snd win enter into
an understanding with regard to futurs
protection of Americans travelling on tho
The favorable turn that has suddenly
' come In the situation spplieS not Only
! toths oats of the Arabia but to the
j entire submarine comrovsrsj Washing
ton omclsts now confidently expsct that
the difficulties with 'lei in. my which have
harassed tins Government since i:u-:. -
I May, when the Lusitsnla was sunk i"
about to in cleared sway aim a sat
isfactory agreement reached as to the
! Thi sptlntlsM I based mi the psldle
statement nt Chancellor tog Bethuumiu
iiniiweg in a resort wklek the Mut
i pih n e i received lo-daj from v
bgssndor Uerart detailing an latrrii
whleh he bail with Ikt HSUelala "I II
Merlin I orelgl Ogles ami its stalenie'i
msiie k t'oaal Berastorff, the
ana lathassadur, in a roatereaee with
1 neeretary l.aaslag lo-day,
Alaaost Toe Hood to lie I rue."
'there l- resaos to believe Ikal lastrsr
lloai are a iimt in ne sent front Berlin
to imfcassador roa Berastnrh, " Indeed
they are got alread en Ike way. which
win aafborlse bim lo take actios with
ii i b w iii reaching a Baal saderstaadlas
with thi Ooierssiest on the inbmarlas
Wa shlllgion ant hot Ities
the in. expect, illy faVor
ics is putting it mildly,
it to-day that they le-d'-vi
lopments a almost
t: in At Lie sami 1 1 a
that ,i asttlsmsnt of tins
I.. 1 'r. ,di ut and Lie i -al
danger that has con.
-erniin nt ..f being dr., wn
tul OVl l
..,.1 to be
of the t
d this i it
into the l.uropeaii wsr
of gre.it important . pi
Wilson an i the In mnoi
l i.e a stroks
ularly to Mr.
dior o wn
made by the Ge
. ii so much luip ii
t n. hi
' all ..
was in this si
I in regard to
hi ve I... ti ih
to tn) ah ti
i . circumsi in t is
lug of the Aisblc
Will It he p. is.- b i,
1 .illll.l I. dec Of I llg
'it b y ond Ins III
r line t noi arlnea
siru. ' ions
Tins is th.- tost Acknowledgment ny
the Berlin tlovernmeut that it lias lasued
oidsrs to 'ts submarln, tnmindors rse
SlriCtlng the:!' metllOlls nf upela lici. It
le govepted hire as evidence that Her
man: hns quletlj yielded to the dems nas
o:' t he I ':.itei Siatis ami issued ordi -- til
hei submarine commanders against at
la k.ni imssenger curryltiM vessels w.: i.
.ut observluB the rules of search m4
selsurs and pi'OtSVting tie lives of AuierL
, line on iHMird.
It Is und rst I th
Hei at d's drapnli b tu
the issuing nf lose o
t it,- u.
orde - ami held
that mil only Ihe
mil the strongest imp.
.ruble In. .lent W oul.l
I. disposed of bv
i lermutiy lo t he eat Israel ion of the United
States imt that -'" llluh rstohilltlS WOUldJ
be reuched on tin- entlro submarine con
w iini fin tot
sitlil ll. III
I a osi MB
had had I ffli i
. h ir.u It I' of t hi
IS I.. t';c
enmma tiilei -
IS g I II ism,
ssed " - opinion
tllllt the-. Wile
lOU'.d satisfy ti
called at in
that be expo
:. it'. Lansing
act.-r that t
Ktalea. Mr. l-iuslii ulsu !
the tlSfmail AnibllSS dor s now en
ronfldsnt that ths suiuna Inc Issu
tweeti tne two Hove: mneiits wl 1..
fa. tortiv adjusted wn nn a atiort
Ths Herman Ambuasndoi c.iie.i
State Depfirtmellt tills morning in ie-
sjnonss to an invitation from stcrrotury
Lansing. The Beer eta rj nf Mali :ti
fortlted him .th.it the Pliited State- aiiul
,ii cede to the request of the i iei man 0V.
erntnsnt to reserve Judgment on tne Ara
bic case until the Herman si.le of tho
incident had been presented. Mr, Uin
sii g told the Herman Ambassador, how
ever, thai the Imperial i on eminent
should "'" expect tin I lilted Sl ue to
wait longer than a reasonable time, and
be urgsd ihe necessity of sxpedltlug a
The Ambassudur seised upon ihe op
portunity to express to georetary Idiu
sing hi hopeful views m regard to tin.
entire situation Count von Hern-lort'
has been urging on Ihe tlerman Govern
tiuiii from the begiuutiig ..f the coutrn.
er the necessity of making mors uh
ttantlal roncsssions to the Cnited
I Stales Ii can be -ml that lis w.trn. 'l
ins ilovsrnmsiit that anoihei ass such
j as that of ihe l.usllania WOUld tn" I
nuation bevonu nis control, u n I rnvr.-