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Our Greatest Defensive, Need
hn P. M
THE WEATHER '
Capt. John P. Meigs, U. S. N. (retired),
ordnance expert of the Bethlehem Steel
Co., points out how private munition
plants have been discouraged, in a
forceful article in Sunday's SUN.
Fair to-day and p
Highest temperature vester
Detailed weather, mail and mar
VOL. LXXXIII. NO. 3.
NEW YORK, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1915 . 'Copyright, 1915. by fir Sun Printing nnrt PiibHitMnD AmorfnHon.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ONE HOPE IS
IN THE TARIFF
Only Thing; They Say. That
"Will Make Possible For
I. F. STONE SHOWS
Point Out That Such Pro
tection Wouldn't Raise
Prices in U. S.
SJaksr f coal tar dyes and interme
diate who are hopeful of rebuilding- the
Industry In this oountry through the op
portunities prwnted by the war agreed
yesterday that the one way In which It
egB done la by the Imposition of a
tariff on dyes that will enable the Amer
ican manufacturer to compete on equal
lanns with the foreign manufacturer.
The tariff 1 the answer to the whole
problem.'' said L P. Stone, president of
the National Aniline and Chemical Com
pany. 'With a tariff that will enable
ua to compete With Germany the ic .n-
dustry In this country will sruw until
., . Independent of Europe. Without
Hit IB doubtful If we will I' abb. after
the war, to liold what we have gained."
Sir. Vtone'l belief la ahured by all
those who have the upliullding of the
Amu .n dye Industry at heart, no mat
tar by what motives they are actuated.
The dye manufacturors who have been
etruntli.'.g for years against the day
when they could meet the foreign com
petitor on equal terms; the textile man
ufacturer.", forced by the failure of their
forein supplies to ask the upliullding
of a domestic supply of dyes, are all
urgin t.ie necessity of a higher tanff If
a golden opportunity is not to slip from
Price Would Itrmnln "sine.
Tnev do not beiieve thai u higher
tariff would raise the pr.ee of, dyes, on
tag contrary, they point to the tact that
the small amount of American compell
tloo. lettering BajaJnat difficulties for
: ears, hag held tavn prloe of the German
nude a llele below UJ pries that ob
tains la Uurupa, It la this underselling
of the Ajuii loag market and tbe conse
ntient alHaam ot.luiidtug their own thai
haa caused litem to urge aa a supple
ment to an Increased turlff a law pro
hibiting what they call unfair compe
tition. Through iliese two agencies dve
makers SM a return to the earlj days
of the Industry, when It was o profit
able and giowmg so fast that it at
tracted nif.i from Germany, and the
United Mates was mentioned as a prob
able "serious competitor of Europe"
The abllit.v . the capital, the raw ina
tsrials and tiie market are here, they
say. ami it requires merely an oppor
tunity to prefect development and or
gaiiiiht.on to make the American dye
industr. large enough to supply all do
sjtstlc deuia nds.
"We have been competing in a small
way Coi yean," said Mr. stone, "de
spite tremendous difficulties, so it can be
Imagined what would be the future of
this Indllttr) if wire helped by the
tariff Instead of being held down. Even
now. a- we are going ahead adding
to ou. plain, we do II with the knowl
edge tn.it ,t i. ., gnnible. that we may
earn enough in this year to pay for the
ktertased outlay in capital only at the
end ..f the vtar o be throttled again
by the tremendous, organisation that
has lieen built up by Germany.
Una.. uui on Kg pension.
"We have spent IjOO.OOO to increase
eur output and I believe that we are
the onl dye manufacturers In the coun
try Who have been able to expand.
There aie many men who would like to
put money into the Industry, but they
have been held buck by the fear that
in a yeir or so they would be ruined as
the dye men of thirty years ago were
ruined through the lowering of the
tariff. With the embargo on dyes lifted
"ie would i,e unable to keep their
plants in operation.
"This is the situation that I have pre
sented ,, Secretary IteJfield of the Ie
psrtini.nl of Commerce time and again,
walls admitting the force of my argu
ment, he has merely said that the Ad
ministration cannot In this term advo
cate th raising of any tariff. It la a
Wonderful opixirtunity that is presented,
n opportunity that would mean the In
SStnuml of millions of capital and give
employ merit to thousands of people. But
'l Administration holds out absolutely
no hipe to us.
"I'r Norton r.f the Department of
OSBlinsrce has come here to investigate
jne dye situation with 11 view to 'stlmu
'';''' the Industry, What is there for
wsn to investigate? What can he dot
ne onl) way t., snoOUragTS the dy e man
JUsetiirera Is to -how them how they can
tnvfM (heir money with a chance of hav.
" ! Some return, but if they are
given no encourage men t by the Govern
m"ii m (he way of tariff increases no
eaount ot stimulating wHl do any good.
. olden IVrlod la Past.
"Ths effe, t that the tariff has had
fnn the .lye industry here Ik plain to
one who has studied the subject The
oiden period of the industry was from
ill", to 1115 F,,,p hy0 ,,, ,ss:) tnar
wu a ,Uy 0f pj, rent ni VH0rfm
Md .0 rents H pound specific, which
lava ampls protection to the Industry!
Md a a conssqusnoa there weie nine or
. Ii lories in the fnltd States, and the
proiiaci ,,r becoming Independent of
otnr nations for our supply of these anl
Dducts was bright Indeed. Hut the
of the tariff act of July 1. INKS,
hollshed the specific duly of .10
' pound, leaving only the ud va-
Of IB per cent, and lixlng a
- I" 'nl due on the intermediary
""'' arhlrh left only a net protao.
n "f : ' .int.. Immediately Checked
las Industry here.
, ' w fo lories were stalled. Ml,d
er after the new tariff look
Ivs or those alreudy established
, ' " f d to go out of business, leav-
foui io continue the work, and
foul would have gladly followed
'lera. bill lliev led liivnle,l luevi.
JH" In plant- which would be an en
tire to, jf abandoned.
"The 'our factories now doing busl-
i CosManed uh THr4 Pagt.
WILSON AT THE THEATRE.
attends Play for First Time .lner j
Mrs. Wilson's Demist.
Wasiiinoton, Sept. I.- President Wil
son went to the theatre to-night for the
first time since Mrs. Wilson's death!
last August. Accompanied by Dr. Grav
son. his physician, and Joseph P, Til- I
multy. his private secretary, the Tresl- I
dent orcup.ed a box nt Poll's stix k thea
tre. w ii. , in. ,, .. -- . i
entdnnt In the first two years of his ad
ministration. The play was "The Ringmaster." and
the sight of the fsmlllsir stork players
seemed to pbuse the President mightily.
He applauded frequently.
BURTON SEES A LANDSLIDE.
W Dunn's Peace Efforts Won't Mop
O. O. P. In tots, Mr staya.
Chicago, Sept. 2 Ex-Senator Theo
dore E. Burton, Republican candidiiate
or i resioent rrom ihlo. arrived here
, to-day from the West, where he has
1 been making speeches, and assured the
! J! lenders that the Republicans would
win in a landslide next vee
He said his survey of .conditions In
the West has thoroughly convinced him
that there will be a big victory fo. the
Republican candidate, whoever he may
The Senator also ventured lite opinion
that the solution of the disagreement
between this country and Germane,
which he said redounded to the persona!
credit of President Wilson, will have lit
tle effect In stemming the prophesied
AT 107 SHE BECOMES A SUTF.
Oldest Northern Veer York Woman
Hopes to Vote Before She Ulea.
Oi.ens Falls, N. v., sept 1 "ot
course I haven't many years to live,
but my one ambition is to live long
e.iuuan to cast a vote and I think 1 '
These were the Words Mrs Marv Sage
I 101 years old. of DalTOWSVlllS, s small '
! hamlet near here .... i ,.!... .
......... or iii- .
.signed the yellow slip Indorsing woman
7 J. " " nage is tne olilesi woman
in Northern New York and she hag ..I- ,
way believeil that soine day the women
Of the State would be (ranted the right '
so long denied them
'Do men nagleoi their business for
politics"" flhe u ouore.l ae -' ..
a frlenil mentlone one of the principal
argumer ts of the nntla '.Tl...n ir .1
- - ii,-., o inn
dont, why Is it reasonable to expect
i women w ill ?"
WITH ART EXPERTS
His Alteld Statue in Chicago
Disapproved by Municipal
t'HiCAOo, Sept I. (liitson Hoepium'c
statue of Gov. Altgeld has precipitated
a row in Ike ranks of the Municipal Art
t'ommisslon here, and there Is sirong
probability that the dispute will go to
Uov. Dunne for final settlement.
The statue, carved in stone, showing
a figure of Altgeld with outstretched
arms protecting n man, a woman and a
child, laborers at his feet, wag made at
a cost of $2r.,non. and was to be placed
In Lincoln I'ark on I.ubor lay. The
Municipal Art Commission disapproves
of its size and has fault to find with
"I forget more about Sculptural art
overnight than any of vour Chicago
Municipal Art Commissioners knows in
a lifetime!" wns the lelort to , lay of
liutzon Bonglura, ihe Ki w Vork sculp
tor, who executed tile Altgeld monu
ment. "1 shall Stand for that monument and
the art interpretation of Altgeld'g char
acter anainst r.ie oommUlaon and all
Chicago back of It. "it g I ;4nd the
Altgeld memorial commission, eomposeid
of his devoted friends, whose bueinsss It
Is, not that of any municipal commis
sion,'1 It Is said thst the Illinois State Art
Commission also objects to the design
of the monument, though It has not
officially expressed its disapproval.
"The State An Commission has not
been officially consulted regarding Ihe
Altgeld memorial," declared .Martin
Iloche, a member of the commission
"If ov. Dunne, our chairman ex-oltlclo.
approves of ihe monument we shall all
"The Art Commission Is to pass upon
a design only at the request of the Gov
ernor," said Gov. Dunne. "I have made
no request. There are some vehy high
minded gentlemen on the Altgeld Com.
mission men like Ixiuis I-'. I'ost. Daniel
It, Crulce and Joseph Martin. I have
heard no complaint from them."
FIRST ELECTRIC ON P. R. R
First Train From laoli nterol
Broad street ItatlOH,
PMILaDSLVKlA, Sept. I, The first
electric train to enter Broad tit reel Bta-
j Hon rolled into the big shed tins after.
I noon, having come over the Pannsyl-
vania'a main line from l'aoll, the other
j terminal of ths suburban electric
This was. merely a teal Hani, m.ule up
of three cars There were no railroad
oftloiaui alard, but the construction
engineers made the trip to see how
Ihe new system workel between West
Philadelphia and liroail street. It was
said that everything was satisfactory.
No date has yot been definitely set
for the opening to the public of th
electric train service (0 I anil, though it
was said early tn the summer that the
trains probably would be running by
F0SS AND 'TaTZ" IN HOT ROW.
"Honey" falls Kx-(rnveriior I'Mlal-H.-r
and Kake Prolilltltlonlsl.
HosTO. Kept. 2. Kx-Go. I'oss ami
Honey Kltsgerald are anaaged In a sai
eaattfl letter writing debate which
threatens to end In a libel suit
Tbe ex-Governor opened hostilities bc
alleging that Kltzgerald promised to
call off strikes In his plants if he would
appoint d. d. Driscoii, a labor lender,
I'rlsou nommlailOIIS r, l.'IDtgerald re.
torted tliat the slalement was :i false
hood, lie asserted tint loea atai a fake
prohlbltloiilst and had ilrunU both Let r
and whiskey from a bottle
l'osa replied ti t lltgferatd had at
tempt, d to run the offlos wlnie he hut
Governor, lie nsserted that KiUgenild
Irantsal to name Ihe Licensing Uommla.
slon thst his brothsrs' interests might
MRS. MOHR IS HELD '
AS MURDER PLOTTER
Three NcgNM Confess. Telling
of Proniisp of $5,000 to
ONLY TO WOUND UIRI,
Widow Flatly Denies Complic
ity and Is Released in
PB0aa1gel, Sept f. trs. Klizabeth
Tiffany MotlP. the attractive widow of Dr.
C. Franklin Mohr of this crty and New
por was cauirlit to-day In the unravel
ling siit'in of circumstances surroundlna
the mysterious killing of her husband
on Tuesday night when he was mo oi
Ing to Newport with his office ass! n;.
Miss I'tnlly liurger. who was shot at
the same time.
arty this morning, scarcely more
than an hour after daylight. Mrs. Mohr
was arrested at her home on Keservolr
avenue on a charge of conspiring to In
cite three negroes to commit the crime.
The negroes were gathered In by the
police through the night and one after
the other, so the officials relate, they
ac wised the physician's wife of offering
them money $6.1100 was the whole
price to kill Dr. Mohr and his young
woman companion, according to their
Mrs. Mohr and tbe three men were
arraigned this morning before Count)
Judge Frank liatnmill and the negro- s
were held without ball on different
charges. They are :
' icorge w Hoalia, Dr Mohr's cheuf
fi nr. who according to the police, con
fSOSed that be agreed at Mrs Mohl -1
bidding and for II.CM to stop the doc
tor's automobile at a lonely spot on tbe
Harrington road so thai the Other IIS
groes might carry OUt their part of the
alleged plot Dial's WSJ held as an a -
ceeeori iwfore and after ihe fact.
t'ecil V. Ilrown. formerly an employee
of Dr. Mohr. who. according to the no
lice version of a confession he Is said
to have made, was offered 12.000 to k;,.l
Dr Mohr and Miss liurger at the ap
pointed place. Brown was charged wiih
Henry Bpellman, half-brother of
Brown, who also, the police maintain,
confessed to a part In the shooting for
fl.nnn promised by Mrs. Mohr.
Il.t'tiO promised by Mrs. Mohr He was
charged with ussault with a dangerous
Mrs. Mohr Protests Iter Innocence.
Mrs. Mohr. outwardly jnore unper
turbed than anyone else In tbe court
room when she and the negroes were
arraigned, cslmlj protested her inno
I'onfronted l.v the fad that for years
she has been Intensely Jealous of her
husband's affections for other women--she
had sued htm for divorce on thst
ground as Well as the negroes' confes
sions, reports of threats that she had
made to kill h"r husband, verbally and
In writing. Mrs Mohr Insisted in the
brief statement that she made that the
negroes acted simply out of revengs in
shooting bet husband.
"1 hsva no idea who committed this
crime." said Mis. Mohr. while she w-as
"detained" at the police station. "My
cup ,,f grief is now tilled io overflowing.
1 have sun .Ted long for my husband's
love, b.it this is the final crushing blow "
Mrs. Mohr kttMOtttrOa
Mrs. Mohr is more attractive in fact
than Miss liurger, with whom her hus
band was said 10 have been infatuated.
She is slight of build and when she
entered the automobile to go to Warren,
the Bristol county seat, with her coun
sel. Arthur Cushlng. she was modlshly
dressed In a blue tailored suit and straw
hat. A brown veil slmostly completely
concealed her features.
Chief Inspector O'Neill began to
weave the circumstances of the shoot
Ing together In a way that involved
Mrs, Mohr when Miss Florence Gram
bee, who was employed In the physi
cian's office, t'-M him thai several times
011 Tuesday, Ihe day of the shooting, a
woman, whose voice she thought, was
.Mrs Mohr's. so O'Neill said Inter,
called her on the telephone, warning
her not to ride with the physician to
Newport that night.
Later in the day, her story went on.
Healla asked her if site intended to go
with the doctor, and when she replied
"No." 'he negro, she sani. seemed
Hut the entanglements grew last
night. Healts's first explanation, that
his engine Weill "dead" Just before two
strange holdup men died the fatal
shots ami disappeared in a passing
Ford automobile, was essentially weak
Then late last night he amended that
story and confessed, so O'Nolll sal, I,
that he and Brown, the discharged em
ployoe, had pi, Mined to roh the physi
cian. It waa a poor confession at beM. but
1 lead to Brown's arrest and Brown's
arreel led 10 gpetlman's. who was so
surpriasd ashen suddenly aoouasd by the
police of committing ihe murder him
self Unit his nerve collapsed and the
details of the alleged conspiracy flowed
When O'Neill and his associates
brought Hpellman back to Providence
from ItiM-raide, where Brown had said
lie was going to visit him on his motor
cycle on the nighl of the BhOOtingi
BpeUmau's revelations were repealed to
Brown, The strain wns too much for
him and he too, the police say, con
fesssd io the alleged conspiracy,
til Tell Tin Ir Stories.
It w is then thai llealis broke down
lio and repudiated his -former stories.
according to the Providence police, and
by daylight ihe loose ends ha,i been
gathered together from other sources.
one of the most important of these was
the following letter written to George
Rooke, broiher-ln-law of Mlsa Burger
and signed 'Mrs. Mohr":
Dear Mr. Itooke : Just 11 line to
ask you 10 tell your sister if she dares
in go into my Newport hotne she win
never come out alive. I am giving
her f ur warning, no mailer what the,
outcome may be, I will see it through.
I was told about her buying linen at
QlaeVilnga'a fProvklenoe department
store I for Dr, Mohr 1 do hope you
Hill try ami straighten this matter out
and I know yea OSnnol stop her going
out Io dinner with him. Hut she will
have a sad ending if she keeps on
My home S being Watched and if
1 should h ivc Newport this summer
my home will lw wnlclied Jusi tin.
r'oHflHiird 011 Last 'aye.
BANDITS YIELD TO 1
Robben Hold Up Car of Tour
irur Workors for Cnnsp,
hut Talking Wins.
VOW TO HELP WOMKXi
Lost Ciimpaienfrs Moot Moun
tain Hiphwaymon, hut Gel
NnwAr.K. X. .. 2 Four young
women who have been making a tour
of the Sttste for suffrage reached here
to-day with a tale of an encounter with
r.ighwavmen in which the robbers came!
out second best. Not the bast Inter-!
estmg feature of the narrative was the j
Lot thai the robbeis had to listen to
three suftrage speeches before they were
permitted to slink away, empty handed,
but convinced that this "votes for
women" thing has a punch to it.
The encounter occurred, early to-day
near Hnckettslown. Scbooley's moun
tain, where, the suffranlsts said, there
are ' mnnv winding, mysterious roads,
some of which one can travel for miles
and miles and not get anywliere. In
the suffragists' automobile, which Is
called Terpelohore, were Miss Kethei
Holmes of Hlverton. Miss Margaret
gquldd of Bernardsviile. Miss Frances
Beck ..f New York ami Miss Alyse
Qregoi y of Trenton.
Lost In tbe Mountains.
As the Jersey town clocks tolhd the
hour of 3 this morning Terpsichore and
its four workers for the cause were
groplntt through the dark on the side
of Schtole's mountain somewhere
lost Tiny hadn't the slightest Idea of
where they were, so they juat followed
In a darh spot two men stepped Into
"Hands up " commanded one. The
order was oheved with al.icrlt.v Then
the highwaymen stepped loward the
machine and announced that they in
tended to take the money and valua
bles of Its four occupants.
Miss Beck, seeiui: that neither of the
highway men was armed, stepped on
Miss Gregory's toes. The signal was
enough .!ut as t lie robbers reached
th.. car Miss Gregory puked up a
large COW bell, winch had been used
to summon audiences to the street meet
ings, nn.l ing it furiously In the high
Ha it Io l.lslen Io Speeches.
By Ihe time Ihe tlsngiug had stopped.
the two bandits found themselves ''
lining to the first of three speeches.
'Tiie talks wire on the cause ami. as Is
1 well known, the men were powerless to
Interrupt the fair speakers. So there
I was nothing 10 do but let the robbing
I business wait until I hi speaking ceased.
By thai nine me highwaymen had been
I won over.
Tiie young women male their best
1 spet t beg for the robber audience, so the
j stnrv goes, and depended tin pure ar
gument to convince the thieves thai
they Should not only refrain from do
ing any robbing Just then hut thst
they should, in justice to their wives,
mothers or sweethearts, vote for the
enfranchisement of women,
Strategy was aw ssful. The high
waymen were completely charmed uv
the courage dlaplayed by the women
slid, vowing to ra.se their voices for
equal suffrage, dtupprd out of sight ill
tiie hushes at the roadside. The good
enr Tsrpelchore then bore the suffra
gists here wall the tile.
TO MARRY WHEN SHE VOTES.
soBrnae llrgnslier Keeps Prof
Heltsel on the kaaloas teai.
I'll II AI'RI I'll I
all right." sahl
gtpt, L' "I'm engaged
Mies Jane Myer. suf. 1
to-day. "but I'm not
fraga org snlser, 1 o-ds) .
going to be married untl
the vote In at least 0111
women have 1
of the three
So lr i 'buries Reltael,
Prof. Hcotl Nearmg nt the
of Pennsylvania, is rooting
suffrage lie Is the suitor,
hoping that fellow , illsens
along ins matrimonial plana
frags victory in November,
Psnnsylvanla, Now York
ami he Is j
by a suf- 1
I Jt rsey are the "campaign Htates ' upon
j which setting the date of the wedding'
I depends, MISS Myer doesn't think.1
though, there will be any cause for
postponement or the nuptials,
"I firmly believe," she sild, "that the
vote win be won for women in Penn
sylvania ami I'm making my plans -oordlngty."
LINER REPORTED ON FIRE.
Deepateh s the MttorsUiai is
ITelaae tarsals Here Donbi n.
London, Sept. . The liner Rotterdam
was reported this afternoon to be on
Hie. according to a despatch from Am- !
stsrdam. Ths blaas is said to have been
oauaed by overheated cotton.
Despatches to-nlghl add thai the pas
sengers have been discharged at Amsiei- I
dam. KffortS are hung made to check
Tbe local office of the Holland-Amer- I
h a Une lasi night had received no news
concerning a lire on the steamship Hot
leionoi. oeiooKiuK m imit
management here believes that
on me was iin on tanker.
"If the ship on fire were the
dam.'' said a statement given out
line yesiernay, "we would no
have lie.cn informed to thai .IT,
in:, . be. of riiuiHi. lion 11,.. IA..01..1
in, to 1 , 1 0 1 eo -
sor Is holding up a message, but there
appears to be no reason for such ac
tion. "When Parrying passengers, our ships
do not carry contraband. The Rotterdam
carried I".'. Aral class passengers ami
,11 seconii .I,, passengers, with
III the steerage. The cargo was
of a gen-
eral nature, all consigned to th
I mil h
PLUMAGE MAY OARB ITALIANS.
Pressed r'lalhrra Said lit Re a Bgke
atttato 'r Wool,
ipteiml Cubit Psaasfra 1 10 Si
R0MB1 Nspt. -' A Verona priest has
solved the problem of the scarcii of
wool, which will be abundantly nseded
by the Alpine troops during tin forth
coming winter campaign.
j He has discovered a substitute non
slslllig of pressed feathers, the a Ivsnlage
I being thai they maks lighter, warmer
and cheaper wool.
Russians in mmpoPE
DRIVEN FROM BRODY
Teuton. Take City; Czar's
Troops on the Stripa in
WIN FIRST GRODNO FORTS
Berlin Heports Wilna-flrodno
Railway Cut Xorthoast
tprrial Cahlr WsafeA to Tn Scs
I.imN. Sept. 2 The Russians are
rapidly giving up their little remaining ;
territory In Oallcln. Brody, only three
mllM from the frontier, has been en-1
tetred by the Austrian troops, and south
TerlMpol) which Is twelve miles from
the border, the Austrian aviators report
thst many troop and supply trains are
beint rushed loward Kussian soil.
The Russian forces on the Slrip.i are1
apparently In full retreat and at varl-
ous points the Austrlans have even
forced the Russians eastward to the
Sereth. This Is the last river offering
anything like a permanent line of re
sistance for the Russians and it Is J
likely that here they will mnke a stand
while the remainder of their QalloJan
armies and military material are hur
ried to the e:,st and to safetv.
So the Importance of the fall of I.ur.k
yesterday was not exaggenatedt That
break permitted the Teutonic forces In
Ituaais just north of Gallcla to bend
back Ihe BUSS iSn at RlIsS and thus to
threaten the tl'OOpS in the south. The
Stripa hail been held for a day. while
the Orand Duke Nicholas slipped from
his opponent's grasp, but Ihe fall of
Lush mads longer tenure of that line
too hsasrdous. i
t.roiloo Korls Cniilnrrri.
The advance forts west of Grodno in ;
the ti, nth were stormed and captured
by the Germans last night and to-day
and tiie capitulation of the entir. strong,
hold sss?ms 1.1 be merely a matter of ;
hours. Little Importance is attached
to the Imminent loss of this fortrCOO,
however, as it is well known that al
valuable war material has long since
been removed and that the Investing
garrison is of very weak numerical j
There is rather more alarm to be
found in tiie report from Berlin that the;
railroad from Nllna to Grodno has been
cut at I'ltarnoro, northeast of Metetsch.
forty miles northeast of Grodno At ;
this point, as has frequently been Ihe ,
case during the long llusslan retreat. I
the Germans are endeavoring to fuh '
their forces to Ihe rear of s salient po
sition In the bop,, of cutting off and
rapturing. 1 large body of men Vei
as often as this attempt has been made
It ha failed! It, this Instance. tiH. It ;
seems thai the Russians will be able
to ..scape by means of the remaining
railroad built In recent years, which
runs . most due east from Grodno 10
The tusfrlnn Rppurt.
T'ne Austrian official statement to
htghl was as follows 1
The pursuit of the Russians co:,
tinues 1,1 pr.grti- satisfactorily Our
ftin-es t rossed the Styr lt'ver In the
province or Volhynla from I.utk north
on a Wide front.
In east Qatieia fllso the Kuss.nns
are retreating). Brody has been en
tend hi tne army of 1 ten von Hoehm
Brmolll, which U now advancing cam
acr ss the frontier.
The army of Hen. von Hothmer Is
pursuing ihe defeated enemy on t ie
roads from Tarnopoli Boo row ami z.i-
losce. the enemy retreating toward ti e
After heavy fighting the army of
(en Pflaneer forced the Russians
across the heights of the lower Stripa
Itlvrr yesterday. A- a result the Ittis
siuus have retreated from the In :e
ater froi 1 to lis Junction wth the
tjersth, Numerous villages behind the
Russian lines on the BsSSSrsbtSh front
aie in dames
Northeast of Kobrin the Auatro
Hill, gari. 111 and tlerman troops are
gradually driving the Russians hack.
In the marshy districts if ihe upper
Jaalolda River there im been no
Qerfanss Dssrrlhs tdvnnre.
Baatsm Ihsatre of war. army gr-vip
,-f Field Marshal von Hlrdsnburg:
The linage f CsarnokOi o: ths Vllna
flrodno RailwaVt was taker by storm:
.ti Mofecl ion the ,emen River about
forty miles northeast of Grodno) our
attaoh made progress.
tin the western front of QrodnO the
outer line of forts has fallen The
Xorth Qesmai l.andwehr tool; hy
storm ysstsrdsj Fori No. t, situated
to the north of the DombrovoQrodno
Ingii road. The garrison, consisting of
500 men. wns captured. I. ate in the
evening 'his was followed by the enp
tUn by troops from Itailen of POrt NS,
4 A. situated further north. Here we
tool, prisoners a garrison of ISO men.
Tiie other fortifications -in the sd
vanced wester , front were thereution
evacuated hy the Russians.
Ills- ot the forest of Blslusstsshs
crossings , ver the Bfrlsloca ami Malta-
row ce. on ihe upper streams southeast
of Odelalc, were occupied by our troops
after a hard struggle.
The total captures made hy this
arm) group ysatsrday amounted to
Hutu prlsonsrSt ns hsavy gun and
three machine guns In addition to
this three heavy cannon bidder, hy the
enemy in thi' marshes near OSSOWlM
were dug out.
Arm) group of Prince Ueopold of
Havarlu Vestsrda) we won our nay
out ,f the northeaatsrn bordei1 of the
forest of Bislowlsska, During the
night we obtadnsd nosaeaston of a
crossing over the .lasiohla, in the
marsh district north of orodno, by a
surprise sttSi It, line thousand prison
, i s were taken.
Army group of Pleld Marshal von
Mackensen The Muchasleeo section
iin the PrtpOt marsh region) has been
crosssd along tiie entire front duru.g
our puraull of the enemy.
Moutheastem theatre of war: Dur
lug yesterday's pursuit more than
I. noil prisoners ami one machine gun
fell Into the hands of the tlerman
Now thin the Russian evacuation of
Clallcla is .1 practical certainly the quea
lion arises as ii did after the Germans
shattered the KovnoBreaiLltovsk line
111 Russia, will 1 he TsUtOlliti forces con-
llnus thai, offensive along tins front?
Kieff Ins :'iiii miles to the east. Uilesss
Hi" -'' lbs 10 the southeast. There
have bean many reports, and they cm -linlsti
"'at Ihe Teutonic allies are pre
paring to tarry fall aid Winter
Coiiiisiirri un Second Pagt,
PEACE MEDIATOR; GERMANY
READY TO HEAR PROPOSALS
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Copyright by American Pre Association
James Cardinal Gibbons.
1'hotORTnphed in Washington yesterday after his conference with
NO PEACE UNTIL BRITAIN
IS BE A TEN, SA Y GERMANS
Control of Seas Must Be Wrested From England, De
clare Newspapers Von Reventlow Sees
Only One "Mortal Foe."
$$t4Citt VabU Dt$fatk to T fit 9rs.
BetRLIN. via Am. retain. Si' pi. J "Nn
pMCt ll D0Mlbl befoii KiikIhikI lias
bMII Uflni(i'lv tl"fo.itil it ml ihn Hii
ptt ina' y f ItM MM VrTMtMl fi"ni htr.M
. Thlei in rutsianre, i thf Iftnd "f UW
Gtrmaii pfM conunnl lo Ih Mont
I of lh 1 - i 1 1 1 n k Jourtiftl dcnYftnd ihat
J the iei'v. rnnifni DTOMCUl the war un
it 11 thut atm haH been Accompli shtd,
ami Urn tlmt all ffnrts Khmjld bo
devoiod ggttlnpt tirral Hrttain.
Count Krn-t von RovtnOoWi Um
j nava.t expi'rt tf the DfUttcht Tutj
e9ttituHff, whe wruie ttinji bttttf ar
tlclot HKuint th L'nttOd BtfttM alfttr Ide
siiiKnic of ihe Uusitania, havh to-day in
, till papet .
"BHtAln nton remains ur mortAl
ftif. Th' i.ennan Bniplro doCI not
dream f rultng felurop. de-ptt offorU
if th' Hritlsh to throw dUl m ihe ys
of neutral.- Oermany deslref, aft-r dt
, foatlni hor nemlei, to Mature benwlt
;iKainst future aJt.nU and to iroate
a KUIop in wh it'll the ivi urin e of the
lirt'Heut ultuation will he ImpOMlblf,
GREECE WON'T OPPOSE
GRANTS TO BULGARIA
Aurt't".. ConjAltlontUy. i
Kventual Territoril Con-
fpssions by Bfrblft.
Spnitl i abU I'tspaiOi to Tun Sri
ItoMS, Bept, 2 The uiitlook in the
Bslksns to-day appears t, oe more hope
ful for lae Allies, awing i" Qrseea'a de
o Hum not in oppose Serbia a eventual
territorial roncesslona to Hulasriu, even
if ihass ooncesalons extend beyond the
right bank of the Vardar River. Tiie
tleciriun Ik conditional, liowevt r. on Ser-
bhi'a retention of the regions of Douan
.im! i iheoghelll.
Aitiiouaii the queslion o( the Kavalu
and iiraiua dlatrlot Is vet in sbennce,
a solution is tiopetl (or later, since I lie
Allies have promised Bulgaria .t greatsr
area in Thrses than was offered Turkey
for her ouoparatlon ami itn immediate
Men ii wlnie. tiie thrsateneil Auatro.
Merman Invaalon ol Kerala and Rumania
Is niosi unlikely to bo earrlsd out as tiie
troops eonoentrated In Transylvania are
Insufficient for any attempt o( extenalve
operational Hesitieh. ther Is a lack of
NEW PACT WITH ALLIES.
HIhiim urer nii'iil to iiiirfiH I niilr
In out ra bund rllrle,
pASISt Sept. 9 n Vthens dMpatt'll
reports the signing iy iiraocs or it flnai
sgreeniant with the Bntsnts Powsn con
, earning Dommarcs and navigation
I Qroaos grass to laks the Btrlctssi mes"
uras for the supprssalon f trade in oo n
j traband srtlclsa whlls ths Untents
; powsn oonsanl to ths fras ssportsttoii
of tobaiwo and raisin, si bo fore the w.it.
i and the Importation rrom ihe bi Itleh
I onlas of ail koimI1 sgcluslvsly raeerved
I for Individual consumption in Ureses
i t agreement pro Idsi for Ihs Im-
tneiliHte 1 1 nntluuancr or ths SSgrch b)
allied wasghftpg f Greek boats ply 111 I
between Oretk potti.
WANTS WILSON TO BE
h0WVer, In m.-i..- uut after'
the iOUl of the dHVln povi if the
'ontlnentftl fnHpira le- UtuH war- hM
boon placed hot d combat and con-
tlned 10 its island, and when the i
dom of iiie M-as is no lonftr a t hy
tin- ki." "f Britain. t ii wrenchad
awaiy by throati r violancc at any in
nttni it ptaaaaa her tim"- at the
vital naoda rr the Uerman future. The
freedom id the neat is ss,'ni lal a ltd
must In- trained "
"Tin ini road to peace' ai j the
Frankfurter Xrttung, "Ip for Eeiiyland '
1 o abandon the iupramacy of the seas
(Jarmany demands an open road for the
development f her strenath and com t
panaatlon for the losses which this war.
not of h r seeking, hM Ot 0MeO)Odi
"This, Sir Ktiward tirey ouaht to
admit 1 is no more than reasonable The
declaration that Kngiami no longer !
I doing anything In violation of the prin '
cipte of the freedom of the sens comet
as tldlnn f Joy. but whal dors Bng- j
land understand hy 'freedom' and what 1
are securities she offers?
"if she win abandon her supremacy 1
a considerable part of the road will have ;
been passed Which BUfOpS Htill musl
travel to arrive at peace1
BRITISH E BOATS SINK
4 TURKISH TRANSPORTS
FwiipIi ' iff icin I Report Re
rordi At'hlevemcnt, AUo
Gftilll fr Vlli'.
Paris, Sept. ? - Tiie torpedoing "f !
four Turkish iransports hy British suit-,
marinas la announced hera today in ths
following official atasemant:
To the transport sunk on 1lie lth j
of AUgUSl hy one of our avIatOfS In
the n borage at AobgghllUn it Ik nsc
ssaarj to add four t rs nspoi t tor
podosd hy British submarines, two of
them at tlif same potnl and tWO others
between Ualllpoll and Nauara
Tin- Km is of the battleships hnvi
hit several v'rineln anchored in the
in the Dardansllss the hh wek of
August hax been calm throughout on
lb- Southern front. In the northern
mm Hritlsh t roopa dslivsrsd succsss i
fill attacks Which put them In posseH-
Ion of a hillock to ihe waal of Uuvuk
Ana fa Ha, Which hail been contented j
TURKS SAY ALLIES LOST.
Heporl Moulin; llnnli Ittaell and
Urlelag Rack Mine aweeperai
Constaktinopui, via Amsterdam,
Sepi .'. Tin Wai iiltlce issued the f..-
lowlna slatemsnl ioday i
Near Hedd el Bahr lbs enemy's ift .
w 1 1 . j unsucceisfully attempted to de- j
atroy our trenohee, wasting a great
amouni of ammunition. Two. bombs i
from mis of our mips howllssra bit g
trench ot ths siisiiiy, who thereupon '
ct ised ins bomb throwing.
i in Monday our batteries al the
st alls forced enemy mine aweepera In
t ileal after i hey had approached the
entrance to ihe Dardattellee. Tlte
aaitta batteries dispersed otfcer n ne
SWeeueif near rlie point at Sedtl el
luiir. Hud aueceaaull) bonibardad.tkg j
iiifaulry of ihs entmy nsar byv
Cardinal Gibbon: ( alls on
President and Present
TEUTONS KNEW PLAN
Relations f Vatican and
Austria Thought Reapon
sW in Part.
T s. WONT ACT 1 1
ALLIES WANT WAK
A rmisti t H i n ted Germ a n
Tonus include Free Sons
ami Free Poland.
w AKiiixi.T.iN. Sept (.Cardinal OMh
buns banded to President WllSon at the
Whits Hons,, to-day a eommunlcatlM
from I'ope Benedict on the subject of
peace in Burops and rtlaeussed with iiuth
the Praaldeni and Secretary Lenelng
the pagslhllllies of bringing iiout a
terniinntion .if the vv.ir.
At almost the sains lime it was m i,i.
clea- In an .nithoritativ- in. inner thst
Qemany is win ex to have it known to
the Washington Government that over
tures looking inward u peace discussion
win be aooaptabla to iteiiin
These develoinieii:. were followed by
the disclosure that the President and his
advisers are prepared to tlecline Invlta
Hons to initiate an) peace movement at
thle time unless satisfied tint such
overtures will be equally acceptable to
the belligerents un both sides, w.ish
inaton officials know ti, it i!.. silled
Qovemutenta woubt regard sny invita
tion from the United States t.. .Ii, use
pe.ve tenns t this lime .i an it: un
like ihat of a sincere friend
While no authoritative statement waa
made ,n regard to the messug from the
rope the understanding hen la thai It
waa chiefly informative, liui contain -.
an eaprsaalon of hup., thai ths President
might use the good offices of tii I'nlted
ktatsa In the direct! mi if peace,
lnr Hae uuKesied trralstlce.
A statement waa circulated In Catho
lic circles here lo.nlghl lhat the I'npe
had siiggeste.l thai President Wilson
propose tn the belligerents un nrmlstlce,
during which there should be no rurt'uer
military preparation) or hot in es, thi
period to he need n discussing posslblg
This repari ; given meret) for whal
ll is worth. No conflrmatli n ol it ..
obtained from an) authoritative , nai
lers. Although Cardinal (Jibbona tounded
note of optimism in ilisciMslng bis lulk
with the Praaldeni md the prospect r
a restoration of neaci n n a. fu
ture there i- nppurentl) little, if ai v
likelihood of the fnlteil States takii'a
a step i uh- direction ui . condl
.ii Humps hav. materially changeii
The reception given tn n e ,.
sage and its hearer wa niosi .
and the prelate wui henrillj assured
by both President llso and tterretarv
Uanalng ol the desire ..r this ! .
ment to do whatever (t feels n cum io
to expedite peace in Kuropi
The fact remains, however, thai liters
is im preset. t Indication thai io-dsy's
conference with the t'ardi c win iiive
any Immediate effect so ri as the
i filled stales Hoverninent la .... eerned
The Mntoiuciit was made ! r,
miliar with the dels ll of ll . .',,.; ,, ,
mission That ha said nothing which
would .iffoni g basis f,., ., ii fen m
that ihe Poiie has acted ,tt ihe instance
of tisrmany or Austria. Hn tut what
passed here tn-. . , ,ilr,H
was, ii 1h declared, aba lulelj , ., Wgr.
rant fur such a:, assumption
Nevertheless, in view of tin , h.sr re
latione which have always evistod ne
tween the Vatican and Aut i is ic
ganleil as no nmrt than natural thai the
Pope should have complete and intimate
Knowledge of the fitv..r. ititude ,tf
tiie Teutonic aiiie-- t wnrd the riis ueaion
of peges ti nils a' litis time,
Pontiff Pall) Informed.
That this Is Ihe attitude of b.ith i r-
nsany atm Austria la no longer matter
of doubt ;n Washington
There is go,id reason to bsliSVS thai
brith Austria and asmtatl) have made It
clear to tne Vatic! thai It vvill have th
ayrrspaahatla supisin .,t chnee countrlsst
in ny effort t, bring about peace al
ttrla time, it is intimated too that th..
tetms emsah Oerman and Austria arH
prepared to aocspt have been dlaeuaaad
Tin- Indspandsivcs of Poland, which is s
Catholle noiintrv, in sa .i to i ,. f,B.
ture Mugge.steii by ih,. Teutonic i;,.v-n-inentH.
While the preolss it tture of the Pope'a
oommunloatlon to the President has not
been disclosed there is ground for he
Heviinr that the message was more of a
gensral than particular character snti
that It was nunc suggestive and liiftii -in.itive
than nUiervvis. While It is ;ke)
that it cunlaliiSil .in i Ml.,, . i f k-
dsalrgbinty of the United Htatea ranee
ing the effirts it made ;i year ngo, when,
this Government Icnderod Its gnoo
offices to the belligerents, many doubted
tinti the Pope had suggested any deflnlf
course of action to this tlovernment,
ii sms.deitiiit.lv estubllshsd, howev
that tim Pope's meaaage is not ,. ireni
circular ami to other neutrals, but I
addraeaad la ths United states Hi
This Is pot sail , g tliavl Posj Heiifl'l
iiih.v not move also toward eiilletituglle
active supporl of othsr neutrals f
Indeed, the belief I" t ll lllt' ll
likclv In lake aotiull of Inn I'llHr1',
hut the fact 1 1 regurdi .1 .. n .. ' ml
thai Im flrit OOgMBUOiegtion waJ"