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toreil Croups. "Timilliiir
IjO.SPO.S', .Inly 30. - I'llllJJl IS. Oil, the
Dntj fVirnuii Ir'n lorrespniiili nt at tin
front, says unjor date of July 2'. .
"I li.iu- already described mm! 1 1 lltl -CUltlcs
that haw confronted our ntci, in
lonitiieviil and lirhillc uinl mid I l.-rt
off my hint n.itriit.te at the tlm- whin
our tronris iit niik.tu; ,i drone nttick
tlpOtl ll til ll"is- M. tl'iriH. It.ittSlitilllM
on tho hit y. to cnde.-iwirlm; to clear
the runny t-,.n nottli of l.-murriil
whrro they hail m.i -lilti.- can icdoubts
nd on the r.uht ten workmtr ii from
Die eolith through lMyllh w,od.
"Our bombardment of l)clvlll, wood.
Which began early In the morning of
July 27, was enormously effective. It
ra nrranxed In prom, sslyc series of
barrages liy every kind (if pun nnd how
Itter, so that thero wern not two yards
of ground uncovered lv cyplnslxes nlong
the breadth .r the wood. The infantry
advanced singe hy stage hehtlid our shell
"It Is a wry simple thine to write or
rend thin, but It was not .it all a simple
matter to the troop; walking under the
hurricane of fhollM and depending for
their lives upon thi scientific ac uracy
of giinnfrs calculating their ringo and
their time fuses a lone way behind tho
lines, unnhlo tn so,, the Infantry ad
vancing to the attack.
Shell Hurst Abend.
"It was queer to si o the shells burst
ing In front of one," wild a bright cjed
fellow who had Just ronie out of 'Devil's
Wood' with a lucky wound "Pie line if
them was Just abut t-evcnty-llte yard
tnenn 01 ti, limning m ur.iund nftd
umash'ng everything. It was wonder-
tut How the gunners kept It Just ahead
"Our men did not -o through Delvllle
wood In tie of tboso tine, cheering
rushes which ato drawn sometimes by
Imaginative mtists, nnd soinetiines, but
not often, lia,'ipeti. They wuit In cat
tcred groups, keeping In touch, but In
extended order nnd scrambling, stum
bling or crawling forward n beet thev
could in n place which had no clear
Fulli ii trees nnd biushwond made a
tangled maw. ( M barricades smashed
by shell tire and sliailow tunches wruiwl
up by men who had been illggln-j their
own graves at the name time made ob
stacles and pltfalh everywhere. Our
men, heavily loudul with their lighting
kit, vilth bombs slung about them and
with their baonits lived, kept on de
Itrlte nil risks, and made tepeated at
tacks on this io.- Irion left of Delvllle
wood until they raptured or kno, ki d out
everal of the machine guns which had
given us the tnot trouble, im the whole,
our casualties. I am told, were not heavy.
Troops nn Itlutil I'nsb (In.
Meantime our trmi on the right oneo become necessary to prevent heavy
were giadually pushlr-j their way up to losses and perhaps even a rout, for It Is
me top of the wood, across a line of dug- ou,c possible the Auatrlans and Germans
outs mado by tho enemy and very well mcnt nml themselves surrounded,
made In the time they I, ,d. l'etrograd takes official note of a
They are ma.-'er diggers, the Ger-! ,iaring esplolt of a rltle company. With
mans, and they have the industry of I u Intrepid leader this company got clear
anta. Some men of ours who were the through the Teuton lines and past the
first to go Into thoc duiroiits tell me lotteries nt the rear. It repulsed the at
they are a d..p .'is.th..e the b.-d seen 1 ark of a detachment of Germany cav
in parts of the line where the German nrit ,.aptured a regimental commander
had morilu for their work rcturned in triumph to the Russian
"Our men went into the mouths if " Itn,-,
the diuouts and i -nutioqalv, with bnmlis The exact locations of the new blows
handy, peered down Into the dark. 1 delivered on the north extremity of the
There were forms' hu. Idled up in tiar- lt( breach are C.ulevitchl and KvldnlM,
row stairwi.v-, and they groined at I whein the Rov no-Kovel Railway crimes
the touch of boots. There weie Indly ,(. stokhod. The latter centre has been
wounded lio-p who hail Mnugeicd down n, ,m,st tiercel v I'ontested portion of
to get shelter and medical aid. Down ,,c Kovel defence. The fact that the
below, in room about ten f. et square I Russians have been able to throw
and almost dark, were other wounded 1 ,r,ges across the Stokhod here and at
men Ivlng about. (lulevltchl and establish a foothold on
"Early In the afternoon the enemy t. wt bank of the river Is taken by
made a eounter attack upon the left r I tnllttnrv experts In I'ctrogrnd to signify
the wood to the north of Lon-'tieval vll-, , detlrilte wenkenliK of German oppo
lge. A the same time their artillery ti0 ;,nd the tightening of the circle
liail re., ve.i wori -oni low ny i uv.-)- ;
tlves that the wood was full of KnclNh
nd that they could not -hell It without
Wiling many of their own men,
"German Vtumps' now began to crash
through the tr.es aid a iiomter bom
bardment of I dull explosives fell Into the
crntered earth. An attal; by German
Infantry was made by strong parties of I
grenadiers, who came down the saps
bove Iongiieval nnd from the com
munication tlelKh bet wren Delvtlln wood
nd the high wood. They ennm on vvlfi
great resolution, followed by macliln
dinners, but were ircelwd with rllle
fire, bombs and machine gun lire from
our own men. Some managed to woik
their way back Into the orchard nml
through scntteied tries about It. and
thero wns somo close desperate lighting.
(Iron nil SlrrHn With llenil.
German effnits to dislodge our men
broke down with heavy loss, so that tin
ground was strewn with their dead and
wounded. So Delvllle Wood Iso ir-- ag.i'n,
nd It Is again under the lire of German
Instead of llrltlsh guns, and the trouble
ll tn know whethir It Is possible for
Ither side to hold siieh a place without
too great sa. rltl'-o of life.
"The wood Had been talien Tour times
hv four waves of lllltlsh troops
been retaken four times "by four waves
of German troops, mid ll nan been tic
fllimn ng Place. 01 iiiino-i. hi m- nt,,.-
furious bombardments on both sides, so
that the JIngllsli boys wen- advancing
through a gri'.it graveyard of unburled
"The gliastllness of tho place has left
ItF maik upon tho minds of many men
who are nut tumbled much by sights of
battle. I notice that some of them wince
t tho liamo of Delvlllo wood, and
others, ofllcers mostly, laugh In a way
that Is not good to hear, heenie It Is
tho laughter of men who rvnltxe the
Teat gulf of Irony that lies betvveui
tho decent things of llfo nnd all this
"While Finn uf Mirrendi-r.
"When our men advanced tln-y were
, gurprlscd to see iiii-n running away
through broken tries and astonished
lso to see bits of wh le rig fluttering
novo somo of tho shell holes. These
White rags, tied tn twigs, bobbed up nnd
down and waved to und fro us signals.
It was the whllo (lag of surrender held
up by German soldiers t r m'li. d at tho
bottom of slndl i inters. Our men went
forward with their haym-t- 1 "liouted
Cotno out of It, there!' and fnim e.n Ii
hell hole i-amn a German soldier hold
ing his hands up and erjliig TllyV
which Is a woid they m-mii to have
learned In ease of need.
"Thise, llko nil the pilrnno s I have
Men since the bcglnliig of '"ir attack,
re tall, strapping fellows of the best
fighting ng. It is possible our incn
hnvii eomo up against somo of tho 1H1
class. Harly In the afternoon a good
i. . r ., ,! h. tin, n.,i ll, of Loiigiirval
t..i wo eaotured by very fierce lighting
at close JU .V. inen iy lnil mach e
orchard, vvliero tl o enc m h .id w" "
. ... i ..I.
JfJ hnVisi.' Here they d-- man portions were uo cleverly maeked
Sft. r. i"lZ'JrnU SLlLot they were Indl.tln.ul.hgliU from
CSi; 'Th . brl.k. ail iy
I tree trunks and hrbed wire, serving
their Rims in a deadly way,
"Sovcrul of our officers bcha.cd with
the utmost gallantry nnd led forward
ninny bomb'nir parties to the attack of
the mnrhitm win emplacements, from
which thiTc cnine thu continual swish of
bullets. Our men were finite reckless.'"
j WAR OPENS MISSION FIELD.
W ork hi tip i:teiidr, In Africa,
tlri Minor nnd l'nrln Islands.
Allied sucefsscs In Africa, Ada Minor
and the r.iclllo Island have lid mission
ary bailers of l-'.ngl.tnd and Scotland to
lav plans fur extending their work to the
It Is anticipated that In the recon
struction work after the war all tho
chinches of Kurop.. will make appeals to
members of their faith In this country to
TRAP ON BOTHER
Mnkc More Cuius in Movp
meiit Designed to Envelop
London, Ju,y 30. The Auatro-aerman
line from Kovel aouth beyond the Dnies
ter In In grave, peril. Husnlani made fur
ther Important galna to-day, methodi
cally carrying out their comprehen
sive plnn of enveloping Oen. von Hoth
mer's forces, outflanking him on the
north and on the south.
Having forced tho Tojtons to with
draw across the Stokhod, hard flKhtln
is pronrcsliiK favorably to the Russians,
and the capture of twenty-ono officers
and !M0 men, four field piece and four
machine Runs Is announced as a feature
of Saturday's combat. Front Kovel I
mutii to tno Kovei-itojitclie railroad the
Russians penetrated the enemy's first
line nnd continue to advance, making
prisoners as they go. Gains also were
made south of the Dnelster, where the
Russians took Kxcriany, twenty miles
houtli of Stanlslau.
Much of this Is admitted hy the Ger
man and Austrian War Offices. Houth
of tho Dniester Uerlln admits the Ger
man first line had to be abandoned In
nc cv 01 Y" "UMlnn onslaught. Ucr
lln reports the recapture of ground west
of Lutsk. Gen. von Llnaingen Is con
fessedly In difficulties northwest of Ko
vel, In Volhynla, although the German
official report says the Russians were ex
pelled from trenches they had occupied
In that region.
Tho German General Staff Is obviously
confronted with tho difficult problem of
reenforclng the eastern line at the very
time when the pressure Is greatest In the
west. lien, von Llnslngen, who was sent
to the aid of the Austrian?, has been
thrust back from the I.utsk salient. Gen.
Count von Hothmer, holding the Strlpa
River near the Lemherg-Tarnopol rail
road, enjoyed a respite by reason of
noons in me wmesier, wmcn new up
Gen. I.etehttzky, but apparently the
floods have subsided, for l.etchltiky Is
again advancing. Ocn. Sakaroff has
won successes west of Lutsk and at
The Russians arc at present actually
closer to Lemberg than the forces of
Gen. von Llnslngen, defender of that
cltv. and although the country between
I Hrody und Lemberg admittedly Is very
I difficult. It becomes a question whether a
i iretieml Tentrtnte retirement will not nt
Col. snumwky, military critic of the
llourar Gntrttc, joints out that tho rap
ture of two generals atul two legimental
commanders Is an Indication of the ex
treme dipth of the penetration of the
Austro-Gcrman lines, as such officers cus
tomarily are a considerable distance back
uf tle lighting front. Tho pressure ex-
crtcd hy the Russian) on the army of
Von Llnslt.(?en In the direction or lam
mlr Volynskl deprived the Austrlans of
any help which might have been expected
In tins direction, ueu to us own ua
vlces. Von Iloehm-Krmolll's army, under
tile serious turnings of the left Hank,
srfered greatly from the ewlft blows of
Gen. Sakharoff's troops.
HINDENB URGS LINE HELD
Correspondent Visits Front Where
Russians Claimed (.ulna.
With the Riout Wino or Fif.i.p
.Marshal von HiNiiENtiun'i's Army, July
27 (Hy Courier to Uerlln), .Inly 23
via London, July au. "Hero Is the place
where the Russians reported during
their March offensive that they had
taken our tlrst three lines," raid the
j German captain with whom the Asso
( c.,tei Press correspondent had Just In
spo'trd the Teuton front trenches south
ward of Narocr. Lake, The olflcer con
tinued : ' "Their statement, though ac
curate, was misleading, for these thrco
lines of trenches composed our first lino
Tho captain's statement, as the corre
spondent had the fullest opportunity to
observe, was true. In tils trip to the
front, which covered altogether many
s-ores of miles of trenches, the observer
never before had seen positions which
appeared to bo so strong,
A tcrrlblo commentary on the Russian
losses here during the March offensive
was afforded by a remark of the officer
at a certain point In the trenches where
the tench led the correspondent to ask
whether bodies wero still lying about
unburled. He replied :
"No, but the victim of shell fire, aro
so shredded that It 1h Impossible to
cover all tho scraps of flesh when build
ing tho trenches."
Tho positions referred to were tempo
rnrlly aptured by the Russians In
March, after a German bitUllon which
li.id been withstanding the nttacks of
ininn 7,000 men h id been reduced to :on
survivors, and tlm commander decided
to withdraw them when the last of their
four niftchjno guns was Jammed,
The Germans retook the position on
April 21. and two days; later they ad
vanced their line somo L'OO y.irdi, where
It Is sl'll held by them. The Importance
of a breach for the Russians hero nrlnes
Irnin tho f n't that this Is the main route
to Vllna, The last attack of any conso-qiiener-
wis nis.de July , It failed, like
Its predecessor, with hemy losses for
What little artillery Are the corre- ,
Mn0I,.nt saw did no damage. The tier- 1
t R-"""n observation polntf.
WAR MOVES TOLD IN
London nnd Pnris Announce
Hlir Cains on Front of
tlio Sonunc. .
ItrsSIAXS T'HKSSfNC ON
lJorlin nnd Vienna Admit It
vcrsps on Lino From Kovel
to the Dniester.
Irfi.NPO.v, July SI (Monday). The of
ficial statement Issued by the War Of
fice lo-nlght follows:
Vesterdny morning. In cooperation
with the French on our right Ibink.
an advance wna made on a front ex
tending; from eat of tlelvllle nnnl In
the Seinme. As a lesult of liraiy
flsht.tig we made piagrese In the tasl
of Waterlot farm. Tropes wond .iml
M.'iltzorn farm. The ftiemy was en
countered In considerable ntrcngth
nnd must baxc sulTered heavily. We
captured 250 prlnonere.
On our right flank tho French nlso
advanced their lino.
In tho neighborhood of Toileres
the day was spent In strengthening the
ground gained last week. Thero was
no Infantry fighting tn this iirca to
day. The tet of the- afternoon Hrltlsh of
ficial statement follows;
Last night wo heavily bombarded
tho enemy's trenches anil reserve
nrens between the Ancre nnd the
Homme. During the bombardment a
hostile ammunition depot near I'ouree
lcttc was exploded by our tire.
Parties of Canadian Infantry suc-
cessfully raided the enem.v's trenches
In two places south of Ypres. and the
Royal Monster Fusiliers carded out a
similar enterprise In the Loos salient.
The enemy's casualties In each case
Near llohenaollern redoubt the Ger
mans attempted two raids. One of
these failed to get further than our
wire. The other succeeded in enter
ing our front trench, but the enemy
was Immediately driven out.
French .Make II Ik linln.
Fahis, July 30. The statement issuid
by the War Office to-night says
North of the Sommo the day was
marked by a series of desperate
actions. On the front between Hill
13$, northeast of llardecourl nnd
the river, our troops, passing to tho
nttack, captured this morning a
whole system of enemy trenches on a
depth varying from 300 to S00 me
ters. We reached the outskirts of
the village of Maurcpas.
We hold the wood north of Hem
station and the quarry north of this
wood und Monacu Farm
In the afternoon the Germans de
livered powerful counter attacks,
particularly In the region of Monacu
Farm, where the righting was par
ticularly violent. Kveryvvhere, our
fire shattered the enemy's rfforts and
Inflicted heavy losses on him We i
have retained the whole of tin- con- i
quered ground and taken more than
"00 prisoners. '
On the right bank of the Metiso
we repulsed a German nttack dl-
rected against our positions west of j
the Tliiaumont work. There has ieen ,
an Intense bombardment In the sec-
tors of Fleury nnd Vaux-Chapltru
On tho rest of the front thero was
the usual cannonade.
The French official statement Issued
tills afternoon follows:
In the region of Chanlnrs we dls- j
pereed an enemy reconnaissance south
On the right bank of the Metiso Ger
man attacks illreitisl ng uift u re
doubt In the ravine south of Fleury
were repulsed. A bomb.iidnn lit con
tinued throughout the legion of
Fleury, V.utx and the Fiimin wood.
The night was calm on the rest of
Vcsterd.-iy our nun bines engaged In
eleven lights on the Solium- front.
Tin ee German machines were
brought down and a fourth machine,
attacked by one of our netoplams,
was dashed to picci-s within the Ger
man lines In tlio Argonnc. It Is con
firmed that one of the German ma
chines previously teportcd as having
been seriously damaged In the course
of an aerial light on the Sonime front
was In fact bt ought down by S md
Lieut. Guytietuer. This brought tho
number of German aeroplanes tills
officer has driven down tn eleven.
The Uelglnn official communication
Issued to-night reads
In the region of Dlxniinb) tho artil
lery duel hrrame more Intense In tho
course of the day Hit si of Dlxmtidn
a German aetoplane was brought
down after a tight by a Itelglan aero
plane In charge of Cavt. .lacqin t and
Lieut. Robin. This brings the number
of enemy marlihies disltoyed by Capt.
Jucquet up to four.
Heavy Artillery Combnt.
, HriiLIN, July 3ft (via London) -The
German official stnlement savs:
Western theatre: Hetween the
Ancio brook nml the Solium- the
enemy (Iro Increased to the glealest
Hngllsh local attacks near I'oicrcs j
and Loiigiieval wern unsuccessful.
South of tho Homme nnd to the east I
of the Meuso theto wcte lively artll-
l-lastern theatre- At my group of
Flold Marhnl von llindeubiiig -
Strong enemy patrols worn picvented
by tiur fire from crossing tho Him...
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THE SUN, MONDAY, JULY 81, 1916.
tho trnnsiort of (roops, nnd also the
lallvvay stations of I'ogorjelny and
lluiod.vshdiy, on the front of the army
group of I'rlncn lopold of llavarlii,
wern successfully bombarded. Ill the
evMilng n Russian attack south of
Sliiobowii broke down completely un
der iiuf lire.
Army group of Gen. von Llnslngen :
The enemy attacks Increased In extent
and Intensity, With tho exception of
it Haiti regions of the Stobychwa front
on the river Stokhod northeast of
'.,vel thev Iiiivii been extended as
far is to 'ho west of Herestechk. They
bn ko dow i with tiemrtidoiis losses,
mostly under our curtnln of lire. Only
nt certain points of the entire front
d.it it lotne to hand to hand fighting.
Wherever the enemy had penetrated
he wns again ejected by our counter
attack or his advance wns restricted.
In the course of the night the with
drawal which had been planned for
a long time from tho Stokhod Curve,
w licit projects toward the east nnd
i' Mill of the Kovel-Rovno Railway,
w is carried thrniKh without Interfer
ui'c from the enemy.
Army of Count on Hothmer:
Again jesterday Rurslan local attacks
northwest atnl west of lluciacs met
with no success.
Halites Willi tlmtlng.
Vikvn.v. via London, .lulv .10 The
Aiiftiliin ottlchil statement Issued to-day
The battles n lat G.illci.i mid ol
hvt.la continue with undiminished vio
lent e. especially near MolodjlotT. north
west of Kotomea, and west and north
wet of Ruczacr.. but the Russian at
tacks were unsuccessful. West of
Lutk the Russians temporarily suc
ceeded In penetrating our trenches, but
were ejected by a counter attack.
Rcrlin, via fayvllle, July SO. The
Austrian War Olllre Issued the. following
Russian theatre The enemy yes
terday resumed his attacks on nn ex
tended front. South of the Dniester
River the Russian wave was stopped
b"ote our record line to the cast of
Northeast and southeast of Manas
terryska enemy attacking columns ad
vanced both day and night against
the poltmns of the Austro.Ilungatliitis
nnd the Germans. They were every
where repulsed. The foreground was
covered with dead and severely
All attempts made by the enemy to
I break thioiigh our lines near Zvlnltoze
I wi re futile.
To the wet of Lutsk the Germans
j atnl Austio-Hutignrlans regained a,
copsiderable part of the. terrain given
J llitween Turya and the Rovno
I Kovil railway, after the repulse of
several enemy attacks, the defenders
, still standing beyond the Stokhod were
i withdrawn behind the river.
A Russian attempt tn advance tn
massed formation northwest of Sokul
this morning (Saturday) failed. The
enemy's losses were great.
rialitliiK on the Mokhof.
t'KTiav.RAP, Ma London, July JO. The
otllclal communication from general head
quarters Issued this evening reads
Western (Russian) from On the
Stokhod our tr ops are rng.iged In
lighting which Is developing favorti
I hly for us. Yesterday twenty-one of.
i fleers nnd !Md men were taken prison
1 ers and four guns and four machine
guns were captured.
In the direction of Kovel and to the
I south of the RoJItche-Kovel railway
' stiltlin our detachments have broken
through the nemy first line nnd con-
tlnne to advance. As a result of the
! lighting hrre nineteen officers and 300
Gum.in soldiers nnd four machine
Runs have been taken.
1 company of one of our rifle regl
I ments succeeded In breaking through
to the rear of the enemy. It passed
bis batteries, repulsed an attack made
1 by German cavalry and captured a
' regimental commander, after which It
, teturned safely.
i In an attack made south of Pus-
tnnty we eiptuied mvire than 100 Ger
Crrinnn Filers llnld Dvtnsk.
I'irrmsii'.AP. via London, July SO The
let of the Russian otllclal statement Is
as follows: '
Western front More than twelve
Get man aeroplanes effected a raid on
Dvlnsk and threw some seventy bombs
on the place Twelve of our own ma
chines, notwithstanding the enemy's
bo'iibaidiiient, engaged tho raiders
and put them to Might.
i n the Stokhod our detachments
continue to fortify themselves on the
left bank of the river.
In the Kovel and Hrody areas and
also In tho region to the south of tho
Dniester our troops continue to ad
vance, pushing back the enemy.
llnllnns Gain (iroonat.
R'imi:, Jul .10 (via London). The
Italian War Office statement follows;
In the Lagarlua Valley there was
considerable artillery activity on both
piibs nnd wo shelled railway stations
with good results.
On the Tntiezz.i plateau our Infantry
aft. r artillery preparation attacked
tint enemy's lines tiotth of Monte
Clmoi.e, The fighting was very fierce
In this rough, thickly wooded country,
but our troops succeeded In gaining
In the Tofana region our Alpine
troops carried I'orcelU wood nnd be.
gun an iidvanco In the Travenames
LAFAYETTE'S KIN KILLED.
t.renl-uriiiiilson of Mnrqnls
Woiniili-il ot, Noiimir.
Surul Vnl.lt Httwteh In Tub Si v
1 I'vi.is, July .10.- Adjt Oustave. Hen-
niK-qiie, the gieiit-grandson of the Atai -
I quls do l.afaette on his m.itern.il side,
Idled to-day of wounds received lu tlielRssi
tlgiitlng oi tin- soinmi- Me had Veen ,
I .iw.udi I the military medal and the war ,
, r s.-
ll.s toiher was killed eail.v this year
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Confiiie, ioiii Fr.sl IVtflr.
fones from the east, he says, their s t
nation will he extremity critical.
Germany's man power Is still enor
mous, the correspondent nilds, but the
General Staff either feels rnpnble of
withstanding the western shmks with Its
present forces or else It Is afraid of
withdrawing a single division now op
posing the Russians.
Feverish efforts are under way to con
struct new obstructions behind the pres
ent lines. For this purpose 10,000 pel
glans are engnged In forced labor, dig
ging trenches, shelters and pits to be
used ngnlnst the armies who are fighting
for them and their country.
FRENCH SHELL FIRE HEAVY.
inperlnrliy In Gunnery 111k Fnetor
nn thp Homme.
on Tiir I'icAtitiV Front in Fiianck.
July "0, Two Flench shells to one shell
by the Germans nieasitiis the gun (in- nn
tins paii of the flout, as oh.crvrd b the
Associated l'rcs rorri.,iuIciit dining
a three day stay behind the lines,
cannonade continues throughout
night, rising to Intensity during the long
midsummer days, when the sunlight en
ables accurate direction of flro by the
French artillery commanders feel
thnt they domlnuto the Germans' guns
here, and they owo It largely to the air
men, .ne German gunners must fire by
maps, because the French still Tiold com
mand of the Mr. Hostile nerntilanis be
gan appearing In considerable numb, rs "There will he nothing doing for prob
Frldny nnd Snturdav Machine gun lire ably two days." said William H. Klti
heard from remote heights told of aetlal gefald. the general malinger of the strike
I'lBlitlim In the Open.
Fighting In tills part of the battle-f.-ont
Is In the o;ien, and the lombatiuits
are not now fnclmr each other from be
hind solidly constructed field works. Th
Germans, with the breaking of their
tl Inl line, must rely on hastily dug
ditches and shallow pits. Their aban
doned works arc now being organized by
is' , i,..n flrn
is to break" Pf "V'Sv'un"
among them as possible. Some o per
cent, of the casualties In this war are
fiom shell nnd direct gun tire. Five hun
dred rhells may only tear up a trench
work, while one shell will kill or wound
twenty or thirty men.
French guns are Incessantly shelling a
five mile zone back of the German front
lines, so ns to harass the Germ in com
munlcat'ans nnd destroy roads find
bridges. Rlts of the front nre often se
lieted for destruction, usually n salient
Interfering with the symmetry of the
A characteristic Incident was that of
Rstrees, where the Germans on July 24
held ten houses French attacks on the
right and left had bent back the German
support. The French shelled the croup
of houses for six hours, nnd It seemed
Impossible that any one could have lived
under the fire. When the French In
fantry moved forward, however, they
found fifteen wounded survivors out of
the 150 men who had held the position.
MAY CALL OUT 12.000 AGENTS.
.rlke Leaders Also Will Plead to
Prndentlsl Potto holders.
Plans for persunllng from IC.i.oo to
13.000 Prudent. al Life Insurance agents
to Join in the strike which has been in
stituted by aliout 1,400 New York, New
Jersey nnd Penrsylvnnln agents were
discuased yesterday at llr;int Hull by
the executive commlttcn of the Interna
tional Insurance Agents Association.
The executive commttee made ar
rangements to send organizers through
out the South and West to work umong
the agents of the eompiny The com
mittee also will x'slt tbe many huedreds
of tiotlcvholders in New York New Jer
sey nnd Pennsylvania to put befote
them the grievances of the agents and
to urge them to exett their Influence as
policyholders ,n mutual company In
See the New 1917
The F. B. Stearns Coinpuny was the first Amer
ican Licenseo of Knijrht Motors. SIX YEARS' EX
PERIENCE IN THE BUILDING OF KNIGHT
MOTORS EXCLUSIVELY have brought this car to
a standard that years of study, labor and practical
experience only can make possible.
Originally priced at $1,750. the reduction of
last Summer, with a strict maintenance of the same
hiph efficiency and quality, resulted in a demand
which justified our purpose in making the new
To be the first to offer a high grade Knight
Motored car at a popular price. And this now
1917 model has tho same graceful, attractive body
LOCAL DEALERS EVERYWHERE
THIRD AYE. LINE TO
"FIGHT TO FINISH"
CoHlliinrd mm First I'apr.
business. Likewise the line that runs
fiom tin- Wist Shorn ferry on Fotty
second street over the Qiu-enboro Hrldgo
to Long Island City was out of commis
sion. Vnllnnt l'.Tort In Itnn Cars.
The belt lines, east nnd wist, and the
Aveimo 11 system furnished no service.
Rut a valiant effort was made to run
cars on Third avenue.
Cars were started out of the barn nt
n IS In the morning, with veteran crews
and n uniformed policeman, but they
a'r.icted few travellers. The crews
.mm bis-ame weary of the shouts of
"scab"' and the threats yelled at them.
They also had been Importuned nt homes
by their wives and sisters not to work,
for the strikers visited thdr homes nnd
talked with the women, pointing out the
danger of working In such strenuous
When word reached the strikers'
headniiarters In Lvcettm Halt, at KlghLv-
sixth stteel and Third nvmie. that all
.. . n.. . 11... .. .I t .. .......
dining ,,.,, f(,r ,h0 n,Knl .,.,, w., murn re -
; Jolclng. It was made clear by the
" ."'"(wiled remarks of tho leaders and tho
i.. lot,.. I ... .... ...
me iii.ro avenue noi o.oi ot-.-n pnui
strikers mat me wor or enrolling tno mem. .vinny a surrace car was dam
Third avenue employees would bo con- aged, window panes being smashed nnd
tmuod energetically throughout the
night and to-day nnd that Immediately
afterward a move would be mado to
unionize the employees of other transit
Appeals rrem Other WorVera,
campaign "Hut we me not through.
We have re.ilved appeals from Subway,
i-lnvnted, the II. R. T and the New Votk
Railways Company's employees to or
"We are moving methodically nnd ac
cording to schedule. We have tint I
reached the Ilattery et, )ou know, and
that Is our destination. "
The Impression prevailed yesterday
that the New York Railways Company.
running the green and blue cars, would
l'e J" "- The strlk-
I ve r repVesenm Tve, TZ
! --i !
meiit of every emploco and making
Methods of CnltliiK n Strike.
VV'l.ut, II. d uirb l,nu I,..,, .tnti nlxt
th- leaders, fiom the reports made to
llmm, are convinceii mat it is tune to
act. they .end out squads of pickets to
nrguo openly with the men nml hand
them printed appeals. Ily this method
they get the men to commit themselves.
Then when they figure thnt they have a
large percentage of the employees with
them the leaders call n meeting, a strike
Is voted atnl hundreds of pickets nre sent
nut to proclaim the strikes and get the
more timid men off tho cars. In this
work there nre pickets, captains, legal
advisers and plenty of cash for ex
penses. So carefully and thoroughly do the
strike leaders work that they haw made
I: their business to go Into the finances
of every company. Fp In Yonkers, for
Instance, every conductor would report
dully the amount of money he had col
letted on the previous da According
1, the union knew to a nickel at the
end of the year the gross Income of the
company. They knew the expenses, the
overhead charges nnd the dividends, und
when they met the officials of the com
pany they were able to talk llli.iticl.il
Costa Companies l."..0OO Week.
The strike leaders said last night that '
I tbe strike on the Third avenue system
was costing the companies at least 1 1 50,-1
OOii a week, If (ot more,
i "We make It our business." said one
i of the leaders yesterday, "to know street
' railways from the cost of a spike, the In
terest rate on bonds to the rate per
hour paid to every man"
And this Is the manner n which
Million and Fitzgerald are planning to
go ahead In organizing the employees
$1,450 F. O.
-'eV l. 100'"
The etiiolllng not only of Third avenue
emplo.vees but also of 11. R, T subway,
elevated and New York Railways men
went on actively nt the chief headqiii'
tors In tho Lyceum, and at the branches
opened In different parts of thp city.
"We have enrolled !" per cut. of the
conductors nnd molormeii of the Third
Avenue Slreet Railway Company." said
Fltr.ger.ild last night. "We have the
men with us, heart and soul, and we
The final work of illnchliig every car
man on tho Third avenue line went
strenuously on all Saturday night nnd
estetd.iy. Though the strike lenders s.ild
they discountenanced violence of any
sort, their picket men and their sym
pathizers gave the police a great amount
of trouble. Pollen ctubs raised bumps
on strikers' heads In scrimmages that
occurred In different parts of the city
along the red car routes.
The rioting and the rough work, how
ever, wns tint so w Id as on Saturday
night, and as the ted cars ran less and
less frequently the strikers contented
themselves with Jeering the car crew or
seeking to persuade them to throw away
their caps mid Join the union. The
greatest batch of men Jolnisl the union
at the meeting held In tho Lyceum from
I until I .veeterday morning l-'iom that
meeting went hundreds of none picketn
I to do propaganda work
i , in- i 1,110- sione
was the favorite
; missile nlong Third avenue nil night long
and the police reserves wero busv dndg-
Ing thtm and clialng the men who threw
.. - .
wlro gratings twisted and torn, or con
troller boxes broken.
.Man Is Shot In Police Ckaae.
One shooting occurred In n mlxup nt
Third nvenuo and Illghty-thlrd street.
l'atrolm.in Hettrlck of tho Hast Illghty-
elglitli street police station saw a striker
hurl a stone through the window of a
northbound car. He dashed toward the
man, who turned and run lletltick
pulled his revolver, firing several shots
one bullet going wild, struck Harold
Ranki-y of Tivoll. N. V., wounding him
In the forearm. Tnen Hettrlck slipped
and fell, bruising his shin. Rnnkey and
Hettrlck were ntttinled by nn ambu
lance surgeon, It.inkey being taken to
tho Reception Hospital.
A man who said he was Rlchanl
llmnnlgan of I2i.r, Second avetuii- was
arrested nnd accused of having lint led
the stone He was locked up charged
with disorderly conduct Magistrate
Koenlg In the llarlim court fined him
Along Third nvenue bricks and sticks
were hurled at tin- few i-nimeu who re
malneil at their posts Pickets, bow
ever, were busy along ltrn.idw.iy, at
tacking the cars that carried men and
women homo from i.ifes ami restauiauts
j ih theatre district
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A group of strike sympathizers Miuisht
ref.m,. under th- subway strut, nr.- In
.Manhattan! die as.il thiri- they hooted
I the larmen, hurled bricks nt them and
I s .tight to get them out on strike
l.rogiin of the West 12 . , street police
station l.d a sipiad of bluetoats to th. -
spot and droM- the men nwn
Pitki-ts yislttd eveiy car barn, uoiiig
as tii.-ir as the police would petmn Th.
ti.inis nt Ij'.itn street nnd Third nenii. -
and Slxty-llfih stteet and Third itvenin -
were liespg,.,i hv strikers, but squads of I
police drove them iiwiiy. At I'J'.ith street!
and Amsteitlntii uvi nun and on Matihat-
tan street, near the Fott Lee ferry, oth.-r
gangs of strikers assembled, giving Capt
Grog.m trouble, for the strikeis hivnmo
violent at times iimt ..nmiirwi i ......!
tights with carmen who did not care to
go on sttlke.
Mrllnnnlil's Men ls lnll.
The car barn at Fifty-fourth stuet
and Tenth avenue, whole Owen McDon
ald, the Hiipt-iltiteudent of four divisions
ot tl Third avenue system holds forth,
was the scene of much excitement. Mc
Donald, a big, magnetic chap, who has
the affection of his men. succeeded In
holding the conditclots and tnotormeii
longer than nnbod.v else. Finally the
carmen told him they liked h lii all
right, but the) wero sorry foi bin
They turned n their badges and quit
Though the explosions In Jersey made
additional demands on the police force
Police Commissioner Woods made It
point to si. that the force of men In
every ptecliiet wlnie tin red lines i p
was practically doubled, Instead of lln
of the other transit companies
lines thnt have been so greatly admired in our
The first Knight-Motored Eight is also a Stearns,
priced at $2,100 F. O. B. Cleveland. It is silent,
powerful and so flexible that steep hills become
levels and gear-changing is almost unknown.
Simplicity always means economy, and the
Steams-Knight Eight requires fewer valve parts
than are essential to other types.
THE MORE OR LESS FREQUENT NECESSITY
OF GRINDING VALVES IS ENTIRELY ELIMI
NATED IN ALL STEARNS-KNIGHT MOTORS.
Both the Eight and the Four may be seen at our
show-rooms in several types of bodies. You aro
cordially invited to inspect them.
COMPANY OF N. Y.
Wholesale Distributor, Metropolitan Dittriclt
CHAS. E. RIESS A CO., Inc., 1690 Broadway, New York
usual squsd of Lin men, Trclcally
every captain had Ida In his precinct
' He held i-vciy man, not on duty. In tho
station house picpaied for any emer
Coinmlssinner Woods', Deputy Commie
sloiids Dunham mid Lonl were busy nil
ilay touting the cltv Chief Inspector
Schmlttbctger travelled rapidly from one
point tn iinnincr keeping an eye on toe
various strike meetings and giving In-
, sti notions to the polk ,- as tn what tn do
in ic'taln contingencies lie had police
men at the I. 'viiin, where n second
meeting was held nt noon, lie visited
t'.e vl, hut of Grind nnd Division
streetH, where a branch ollbe of the union
wai opened, also 1' Gnuvorneiir street,
while DciniK Aliirtay, an 01 gatilder from
New Rochclle, wns In i barge.
.Men "Intliiililnled" la Charge.
George J, Murphy, superintendent of
the Third avenue division of the rail
way svstcm, looked as heeifu as ever
.vesterday nf let noon. "Then, is mi
strike," sold he. "Tlio men have not
reported for duty because they have
been Intimidated, that's all. Why, I've
got tun icady to go to work."
Fitzgerald, when seen, nt the Hotel
Continental last night, laughed at th
ch.-uge of IntlmldatMti "Why," said
he. "Fnili-ilck W. Whltrlilse met thr
n-preseiiiatives of the Wetchi"tet unloivi
uie'itlv In the pit 'ctice ul about forty
i iiiplovi ,s He argued that S.i pifcinl
"f,,'lJ ""blo.vcs wu
Vii ,?!, " l"""'m, 1
V i" . .
. lnem he lln.l nv.rm o 1
sot sllt-d. II-
and thev thanked
the splendid treat-
uunt he had shown llieni. They did
that because they wero ordered ti) do It
Now those sum- men nie out working
touth und nail fin- us. They are membctn
of our union."
The service In The Hronx began to
collapse completely yesterday and at
4 o'clock Genoial Manager Iklvvln A.
Maher, Jr., of tlio I'nlon Railway sent
out woid that every car should be In the
barn by 'J o clock last night Mr, Mnher
I said he would siarl the set vice this
! moi n.ng again.
The srvlee furnished ! t'ie green
tn ,'nrmrn .md lordu-"-. wa uv-u.
ludicrous than nn pteied"it! divs. Tie
strikers sild the mllw.i. flclals were
luring women It. on n detective ngetic
to tide on th... curs with ti e aim of eon.
vim-lug tin- public that the cats were
The conduct r of n enr In Ogden
avenue had al'iut twenty passeiuets,
some of whom wanted to go to the sub
wnv while othels w'aiitnl to go eus to
the elivatej. lie Dually look a vote
and finding that twelve wished to ieai'1
the siilnv.i station In- made Inquiries as
to tin- unite and onlerid the motorinan
to swing atoiind ami proceed ( the sub.
wn stat. on at IMsl street.
Ilellle, tn . V. , -,, i:illtklrea.
1'l.inU lledle. xli-K-nieslilent ll id
iK.-iiiTiil tniifiHi-r . f the New York Ri I
"a.- , i'iii niii), i i (-.uoit-i oj ttoitu
j "',';""'"' " ,;: Li L , "
htutr-nii'tit l:i'. nlcht to nil liu em
I .,'r.. t,. I...... ..-.. . i-i. ...
,f,.s .is .-itii lot. . - Hint l.i!.. mlt.itor.
l nm ,.;, utv, ,,,. , .
I ,in,-.-d In s.-.-iet mi-i-ln-!.. h ,t
Iiiim- cunt- to .Sivy nt to u.- un it
' tt-ei im'ttii) 'r.itlle. r Kuril) s- of "
1 imiilsiiips to tie linnllies ' tin mi n
1 "l"'i at lug the oat-, n-nl to tin puol
RepieH-ntntiws of th pun
'""''d a secret met-img iast S.ii"
nls-ht nt wblili a v . -i-p: n -b I
Amalgamated Association of ;i. .
""et l(ailwa Km !
Hint with twintv-llve tnetubr ,
' H-.ite enough dlsliitb.in, s t
the lest of our emp.ovii
tiotif) all inpbi.vi-. t th n th
mint has it iraiiuul To- id -
so'ial ptote. t'oll.
-Tbeie I., n d s.oi'.. b
mnt.ngeini . t and its i-iip',,-. .
Whom wo believe lo be fn t.Mi.
s lolls of l.old.ui; -lie' I,
fore Hi' notify such etmdoe,.s
their guard ngntnst piotnlse- i -
of meddlers. And i-n Its pn: the i
agement will pi-otut evctv i i-,
setvl.e to t e inmost and in 'lo -I
has nlri.iil nrr.'iged tut in" -p, . i
lioteittoti in view ,,f ! ' th'eir a-id
a -Is by t lese .ig t tto Tin I.S..U' nnt-e
f polne protn'tto" is g vi n to u- by th'
authoi " ,i's
,e prr-tdotit nnd Go ier.il Mar, ig
N'e-v YoiK Haiwa.Vs I'oni'tity
), proved. T P Shunts, President
.1 ,,y in Fit-'-