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SOMME BOLT NEAR
END, GERMANS SAY
Jcnsl Optimistic Expect Only
n Mon tit More of tho
srilK LINKS WILL HOLD
FlahtiiifT QhiiIIIIps of Hritish
nml I'itih'Ii Kvtollcd by
tlrr.l.is-, via Ixindnn, Aug. 13. The
worst of the Anglo-French offensive on
plm Solium Is over, In (ho opinion of
Herman olllcers on that front, although
It is dm nli-il Hint Die efforts of the
nUKIl iri";s in jMi-nc lilt uvilliun iiiiv-i
mr probably tun cnuru.
This U'lli-f wits expressed confidently
to the Associated Press correspondent In
the course of n four (lay trip along the
iront from a point not far from Peronne
' In a southeasterly direction.
The least optimistic of the officer ex
prcsiod tlio belief that they mliht have
to reckon with about one more month of
the terrific lighting developed during the
offensive. The more optimistic think
that the offensive can already be laid to
be ocr. All agreed that any appreci
able future advance by the Allies was
out of the question.
Opponents' Brnrrrjr Praised.
An Interesting feature of nearly every
conversation with tho German officers,
who ranged from subalterns on the
actual front to generals slightly In the
rear, was the universal mention of the
hugs amounts of gas and Incendiary
bombs which had been used and the
difficulties In combating this style of
fighting. All were united In ungrudging
and generous praise of the fighting quali
ties of their opponents.
The correspondent's trip was so
planned that It was possible to see a
Urge variety of the defensive methods
employed, from huge mortars that
seemed to shoot unceasingly to gas
masks, which must be available Instantly
There were observation posts con
structed at every vantage point, captive
balloons, neroplancj and' even carrier
pigeons, which were kept In the front
trenches ugalnst the possibility of the
.l-itf-l Inn nf nil nl h,r mentis 1 T nnm.
A dramatic climax to the trip was
la night huttlo which was viewed from
' the "lighting station" commanded by the
Captain who acted as guide. It was
I nearly midnight when the Captain led
,tho way from his quarters past a shell
.riddled field to an observation point
'kutlt Into fhe top of an apple tree.
Explosions Shake (ha Earth.
From this post the whole front was
Ytsiblo for a distance of twelve to four
teen miles. The heavily clouded sky
was Illuminated as by lightning by the
bursting shells from tho French guns a
few miles away and the answering fire
of the Herman batteries of alt calibres.
The r.irth fairly shook from the Intens
ity of tho mutual bombardment and
speech was difficult because of the steady
and almost deafening nimble and crash
of the explosions. The Captain laugh
ingly declared that he enjoyed his pres
ent life in the open far better than his
previous existence in Dcrlln.
Like all regimental and corps com
manders who were Interviewed, the Cap
tnln spoku admiringly of. the remarkable
bravery of his Kngllsh and French op
ponents. Tho English 40 centimeter
guns are said to be particularly de
structive, and the Hermans estimate that
they are opposed on this front by about
I.Of'O cunnon of all sizes.
Tho spirits of the German soldier do
not seem In tho least depressed by the
offensltc. and the officers say that the
men are hard to hold In hand after
a long artillery bombardment, and out
of relief at Its cessation unnecessarily
expose themselves In Infantry actions,
IThe despatch ends abruptly at this
point, apparently having been cut short
ay the censor.
CANADIANS TO SOMME FRONT.
versea Contingent Again ta Bear
the Shock of Battle.
Ottawa, Ont.. Aug. 15. The Mllltla
Pfparimcnt announced to-day that the
Canadian troops in France have been
transferred from the Ypres salient to
the Somme. The Canadians have held a
position on the Ypres salient for more
than a year, nnd on that position have
louKht five great battles.
The troops comprise four divisions.
The first is under the command of Gen.
Turner, and is now one of the seasoned
divisions of tho British army. The sec
ond, under Gen. Carrey, and the third,
under Gen. Llpsett, have also seen ac
t.ve sen-Ice. The fourth division has
only recently arrived on the firing line
nd Is under the command of Gen. Wat
yon. The high command of the divisions
w under Gen. Byng.
FUNERAL HONORS FOR DO WD.
Services for American Aviator
Killed In France.
Taws, Aug. 15. Funeral services for
Btnnls Dowd, the New York aviator
lth the French army who was killed
at the Hue aerodrome by falling with his
, machine, wero held to-day In the Ameri
can church. They were attended by
, several of the aviator's comrades in the
American Flying Corps as well as by
many members of the American colony
The French authorities were repre
sented by Commandant Pegar of the
Bio aviation school and by Capt. Klein
oitnn. In command of the American de
tainment at Hue. The Rev. Dr. Caspar
; Hatt, tho pastor, conducted the ser
vices. FRENCH BILL $7,800,000,000.
Atrrnue Cost of War Is 307,-
''"'P. Aug. 15 The war bill of
fran.o to th end nf July was 39,000.
W).000 francs (t7.S00.000.000), accord
irg in figurm available, to-day. The
n.re!,'im oils evfw.nwes nf Ins Govern.
P'n wre 10,000,000,000 franca (2,-
The 111 Or a ir a rrm tUm. alt a
-ssI) t,uat IIIO TVUl 1117
HSUrPS hllntv Its 1 AO? ftftA AAA -.
tm '"nv-.uuui mommy.
"RSIAN MINISTRY FALLS.
-Foreign Minister WoMonah-el-
"au-l.eh to Organise a Nave One.
..'Jmiinoton, Aug. 15. The fall of
JM Perilan Ministry was announced In a
mate Depattment despatch to-day, which
ld that former Foreign Minister Woi-Wgh-tl-Dau-Leh
had been ordered to
'nle a new Ministry.
Officials and diplomat! are at a lost
r in explanation of the development,
w" ho"iht the recant Anglo
- 2"tn reement regarding Persia had
WtnoTea the main cautei of friction.
FAMOUS HOSPITAL WRECKED.
Oersaan Shell Destroy nhelsas
Hnltdlag, with JtaJaaate-hellc.
PAitit, Aug. It. The civil hospital of
Rhelms, formerly the Abbey of the
Church of Bt. Iteml, the destruction of
WhiCh nV rlAxman a .a III.... .
omclally announced last night, waa one
of the finest edifices In the city. It was
a most entirely reconstructed In the
The linen room contained an Important
"I'" of seventeenth century tapestries
.....v.., nun uincrs mucn oiuer, were sent
recently to the Museum Ileaux Arts In
Parln. Under the arcades of the cloister
forming part of the structure was u rich
IrttllrlArv miik-tiM. . .. i i ..
.,.,.,,, ivi.iiiiiiiun nn (ne re
maining specimens of the archaeological
u,r my, which were al
most entirely destroyed In the burning
of the Archbishop's palace.
In nntilh.p tin-. 11,. t i .
... ... . . . fc v, , uuspuai was a
part of n primitive cloister, a perfectly
I . '"' ""'W'l'i'ceni specimen or
twelfth century art. A large vault of
the cathedral was crushed In recently by
w.H wmcn orougnt down a mail
300 DROWNAS HUGE
WARSHIP BLOWS UP
Italian Dreadnought's Maga
zine Explodes From Fire
in tho Kitchen.
rAitti, Aug. 15. The Italian dread
nought Leonardo da Vinci caught fire and
blew up In the harbor of Taranto and
300 of her crew were drowned, says a
Turin despatch to the Pe Journal.
The date of the disaster Is given only as
a day In August.
The fire, says the despatch, was dis
covered In tho dreadnought's kitchen and
spread rapidly. The captain Immedi
ately ordered the magailnes flooded and
tried to beach the battleihlp, but one
magailne exploded before this could bu
done. The vessel wag hurled over on
her side and a tsr nitfnh nf th o-.
were thrown Into the sea,
It Is bel.eved that the battleship ran
be righted and refloated,
Tho Leonardo da Vinci was a slst.'r
ship cf the Conte dl Cavour and nf the
Olullo Cesare and was launched In Octo
ber. 1911. Her displacement war !2.000
tons and she waa 575 Vi feet long, 91;
feet beam and carried a total company
of 957 men. Her main battery consisttfd
of thirteen 12 Inch guns and her vec
cni.ny battery to stand oft torpedo at
tack was composed of eighteen 4.7 Inch
vuns. Her engines were of 24,000 horse
rower, designed to develop a speed of
REPRISALS BY GERMANS.
British Civilians ta Be Killed r
Air Bambsi Baralona; Case.
Berlin (by wireless to Sayvltle), Aug.
15. The Government has transmitted to
the llelchstag a White Book In regard
to the case of the Brltlhh patrol boat
Ilaratong, members of whose crew are
reported to have killed dermans from a
submarine sunk by the British a year
ago. The White Book contains official
Oerman and British documents. The
final report, according to a statement
given out to-day by the Overseas News
Agency, says :
'The Oerman Government, replying to
the declarations of the Brlttsh Govern
ment I nregard to the nrii:n memoran
dum of January 10, '.PH. on the Kara
long case (In which Germany rejected
the British proposal to submit the case
to a neutral board), said that It had de
cided, on account of the British Govern
ment's attitude, that It was Impossible
to continue negotiations.
"At the same time the Government
announced It would take reprisals of a
nature corresponding with the provoca
tion, adding, 'Of course, the Government
has declined to respond to the crimes
committed by the British seamen by
carrying out similar reprisals; for In
stance, the shooting of British prisoners
of war. But German airships will con
vince the Kngllah people that Germany
has the means of preventing from going
unatoned the cruelties of the officers and
crew of the Baralong.' "
The German reply points out that for
merly particular consideration was given
In employing Zeppelins for military pur
poses to the civilian population, although
there was unavoidable danger to civil
ians, but said that in view of the Bara
long Incident a different attitude would
be adopted. The Government's purpose
Is quoted as follows by the news agency :
"Airships will be used against England
within the limits of the law of the na
tions without any other regard. Every
airship which throws destructive bombs
on London or other defended towns or
on towns which contain establishments
of a military character wil Icause Eng
land to remember the Baralong case."
London, Aug. 15. Baron Sydenham
Inquired In the House of Lords to-day
whether the Government considered that
commanders of German submarines had
adhered to the declaration made to the
American Government In May In regard
to sinking vessels without warning, and
whether Austrian submarines were bound
by the same conditions. The Marquis of
Crewe, Lord President of the Council,
replied that the more public attention
was called to the "monstrous proceed
ings" of submarines, pending the time
when It would be possible to make a
definite declaration on behalf of the En
tente Allies as to the policy they pro
posed to pursue regarding them, the bet
ter It would be from every viewpoint.
The Government's Information wts
that since the undertakings have been
given to the American Government four
British and three neutral ships had been
sunk without warning by submarines,
all most certainly German. Another
neutral ship, he continued, was attacked
by a torpedo without warning. In the
cases of the seven vessels sunk at least
forty lives were lost.
The Marquis said It was Impossible to
avoid the definite conclusion that In the
seven cases there had been clear viola
tion of the undertaking given by the
German Government. Those cases might
be regarded as proved. In addition there
were a number of others In which ships
had been sunk '.nd Uvea lost in circum
stances which made It seem highly prob
able, although It had not been so def
initely proved, that there had been a
breach of the undertaking. In these
cases the Government would not say that
the letter of the undertaking actually
had been broken by the German Gov
ernment or Its servants.
The Italian steamer San Giovanni Bat
tlsta, of 1,067 tons gross, and the steam
er Tetl, 2,600 tons, and the Italian sail
ing vessel Rosarlo have been sunk. Part
of the Tetl's crew was landed at Genoa.
A despatch from Bilbao says that the
Snanlah steamer 1'agasxarrl, J, 287 tons.
has been sunk by a German submarine.
The crew was saved.
FOB FOREIGN TRADE COMBINE.
Faverahle Report Mad on Hoase
Bill to Aid Exporters.
Waiihnoton, Aug. 15. Chairman
Wehh of the House Judiciary Committee
to-day filed a favorable report on the
bill to promote export trade by permit
ting organisation of cooperative selling
agencies and producers in tne uniiea
uiin forelan trade.
The object of the bill Is to enable
American exporters to oomoine 10
foreign cooperation on equal tsrms.
KING, IN SECRET,
SEES HEN AT FRONT
Visits All Sections, Enters
Trenches, and Views Ger
WALES PRINCE WITH HIM
Breasts Parapet and Gazes
Over Devastated Field
On Way Home.
With thb British Armt in Francb,
via London, Aug. 15. King George has
been at the front for a week. He left
to-day for England, and his departure
waa the first Information that the ma
jority of the troops had of his presence.
As n matter of precaution the visit waa
kept a secret and there wis no display
or big reviews, a on the occasion of his
visit last fall.
The King went about seeing all sec
tions of the army nt work and the fields
It had won with the flutter of a bit of
clouds of dust, motor truck drivers
as a motor car sped along the road In
clouds of dust and motor truck drivers
and passing battalions started and
looked around exclaiming, "the King."
The Prince of Wales was with the King
all the time.
The monarch was dressed In khaki
with the crossed batons of a field mar
shal on his shoulders, and the Prince
wore the uniform of a lieutenant in the
Into First Line Trenches,
At one point on the line the King met
Ocn. Sir Henry Itawllnson, commander
of the fourth army, which delivered the
main attack, and Mujor-Oen. Con
grevc, whose crops stormed Montauban
and Manetx. Alighting from his auto
mobile near Frlcourt. the King went
Into the first line British trenches from
which the British made their charge.
"Now. I will breast the iiarapet, as my
men did," he said, mcnintltig It. He
walked across the old No Man's I.and
and saw the etTects of the British shell
fire on the mase of fortifications and
trenches which the British had wrested
from the Germans.
Standing on the edge of a big shell
crater, the King looked with a sailor's
telescope he whs carrying across tho
foreground of desolation toward Pozlcrcs,
the two Baxentlncs, Longueval and Del
vllle Wood. He watched the curls of
black smoke which elgnlfled that the
German guns were busy, while near by
him a battery of British guns waa send
ing screaming answers.
"You seem to have mlesed that," he
said to Gen. Rawllnson, Indicating a
sliver of wall still standing In Mametx.
But there Is nothing that Is not down
In La Boisselle, as you will see, your Maj
esty," said the General. "Wo Improve
as we advance."
Sees the German Dead.
When the Kin-; wanted to descend one
of the deep German dugouts Gen. Raw
llneon warned him that they had not all
been cleaned out yet, and when the
King came back up the steps sniffing he
said: "It smells pretty strong."
"It was sporting of the King to come
here," said one of the soldiers, "and If
Frltt only knew It, wouldn't lie begin n
strafe with his guns ! As It Is, whletllng
rercy might let loose t.ny minute."
Whlstlln-j Percy is the name for a
noisy shell from the German guns.
In common with all visitors the King
took away some souvenirs In the shape
of empty shell cases and bits of German
equipment. As he was leaving tho field
the 'oldlers of the reserves, the transport
men. gunners on relief and others In the
neighborhood followed him until there
was a large crowd around the party be
fore they entered their automobile.
Pomebody called for three cheers for the
King, which were given with a will.
Sees Scotch, Kncllah, Irish.
When the King visited the men of the
Scottish division, which hat seen such
desperate fighting .it Delvllle, or
"Devil's" wood, the sun-Ivors of the
South African gave him the Zulu war
cry. He managed to see something of
all kinds of the soldiers fighting under
the British flag, from the Scotch, Eng.
llsli and Irish, to the troops from over
seas. A machine company of the Lanca
shires In rest quarters on a French farm
was most surprised of alt by his visit.
Leading the way he walked into a barn
with Its crooked beams and plaster walls
and litter of straw on which the men
were lying after their turn on the firing
line. The most amazed of the company
waa one soldier with a healthy snore
who was the last of those asleep to
awaken. Blinking and rubbing his eyes
he looked up to see the face of the King.
At first he refused to believe that some
trick was not being played on him. Then
convinced, he scrambled to his feet while
the King burst'out laughing.
More than once the King's car had to
draw to one side of the road as a bat
tery of guns swept close to Its panels
or a marching battnllon passed by. When
Private Proctor of the Liverpool regl
ment was told the King himself was
going to pin a Victoria Cross on his
breast Proctor confessed to being scared.
"But you were not scared when you
fought the Germans," he was told. "No ;
I know how to act when I meet Germans,
but not when In the presence of Kings."
Meats Rotables In Field,
If there could be said to be any re
view It waB an Informal one. When the
King went to all on Gen. Blrdwood he
met a battalion of Australians who were
just coming out of the trenches after
taking Poxlerea ridge. With their steel
helmets back on their heads, their shirts
open at the neck, their skins tanned as
Indians, their clothes rent and streaked
with earth stains, they lined the road
and gave him an Australian cheer.
Gen. Joffre came over from his head
quarters and President Polncare came
from Paris to take luncheon with Kins
George and Sir Douglas Halg. On Sun
day King George lunched with King Al
bert of the Belgians.
NORMAN PRINCE NOT KILLED.
American Aviator Tells of Narrow
Escape Over German Lines.
Sprla! CabU Dnpatch to Tns Sc.v,
Paris, Aug. 16. The report that Nor
man Prince, one of the American
aviators with the French flying corps
was missing is round to be untrue.
Prince Is safely back with the aviation
squadron after a thrilling escape.
Prince was on nn observation flight
over the German lines when his motor
stopped. Although a target for hot fire
from the Germans he volplaned back
over No Man's Land to the French lines.
He landed safely In a shell pitted field
half a mile behind the trenches and
found himself near a French battery,
where he lunched with the officers.
Later Prince succeeded In reaching
the aviation squadron by telephone, re
porting that he waa not killed, aa had
THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1910.
WAR 9.000 FEET DP
Sends Graphic Despatch From
Cadore Front, Centre of
Long Battle Line.
"IX SUNSHINE AND FROST"
Melting Snow Ileveals Frozen
Bodies of Platoon Lost
a Year Ago.
Special Catlt De$palth to Tns Sc.
London, Aug. ID. Lord Northcllffo
sends to-day another despatch about tho
Italian army, this time from the Cadore
front, on the central portion of the Icuin
battle line from tho Stelvlo Pass to tlu
"1 am writing In brilliant sunshine,"
he telegraphs, "and yet In several de
grees of frost, It Is not usually readied
that thn Italian front Is nearly 500 mites
long. In the parched wllderneni of tho
Carso plateau the chief enemy of tho
fighting man Is thirst. His chief enemy
on the Cadore front Is the frost. Thevj
two facts should bring home some of
the difficulties the Italians have faced toe
"Picture to yourself men !,000 feet up
In the clouds, for seven months In and
surrounded by deep snow, and so cfose to
the Austrians nt some points that they
can see the enemy's eyes through t'.u
holes In observation posts.
Flghtlna- on the Heights.
Ionl Northcllffe. after describing the
rabies by which guns, food, materials
for huts are taken up to the troopx on
the high mountain peaks, continues:
"The first sensation of transit down
these seemingly fragile tightropes Is
much more curious than one's first trl;i
In a submarine or aeroplane, and tries
even the strongest nerves.
"Man Is not only lighting man on th;so
heights, but both the Italians nnd the
Austrians have been fighting nature In
some of Its fiercest aspects. The gale
and snowstorms nre excelled In horror
only by the avalanches. Quite lately tho
melting snow has revealed a heap of
frozen bodies horribly lifelike of :i
whole platoon swept away nearly a year
"While there have been heavy casual
ties on both sides from sniping, bomb
throwing machine and mountain guiiH I
and from heavy artillery fire, thero has
been little sickness among tho ltallnn.
for the men know that visits of a doctor
are practically impossible. Therefore,
they follow the medical advice of their
offlcerH. King Victor Emmanuel, whose
life has been passed utmost entirely
among his troops since the beginning of
the war, told me, however, that despite
the greatest care, occasionally death
resulted from frostbite.
Gunners Show Strength.
"In addition to the heavy guns there
are guns carried on mules, guns partly
carried by mountain artillery men, huge
reiiows whose weight and carrying ca
pacity entirely put in tho shade that of
the Constantinople porters. When
Queen Margherlta arrived at Gressony
some years ago four Alpine gunners pre
sented arms with guns of their battery.
They were cheery fellows, proud of their
strength and with backs like bulls.
"Higher yet than the mountain fight
ing line stand sentinels whose work re
sembles that of expert Alnlno climbers.
They carry portable telephones, with
winch they can communicate with their
platoon. The platoon In turn telephones
to the local commander.
"When thinking of our on-n brave men
who held the trenches In Flanders for
two years nnd who now alont.lde the
French are slowly forcing back the Ger
mans on the Somme it Is only fair that
we realize that but for the work of the.
Italians In weakening Germany's chief
ally our advance would not have been
VICE WITNESSES THREATENED.
Stvann Hears More Ilrports of
Kfforts to Intimidate Them.
District Attorney Hwann again heard
reports yesterday of the attempted In
timidation of tho Stnte's witnesses In the
Investigation he has started to dotcr
mlno whether the white slave trafflo In
this city is organized and controlled by
a trust, ns has been alleged.
Hefore District Attorney Swann. who
appeared with Assistant District Attor
ney Smith, went before tho Grand Jury
during the dnv. JennlA Prf ... .i...
State's star witnesses, whom' revelations
teu to many or thn arrests In tho vli
investigation, visited the office, and re
norted that lier niinptm.ni i..
Twenty-third street, hod been wrecked
uuring ner aosence Dy tier rormer asso
ciates In an effort to intimidate her.
Josenh rtntwln. IhA ranr..i i ..i. .. i
white slaves, was again a witness yes-
tcruay ocrore mo urand Jury In the in
quiry with special reference to tho al-
lecrerl rnnnentlnn h,tn-iAn n.inl.. ......
bcrs of the Police Department and thoso
engaged in tne trarrio in young girls.
Alan hefnrM ttie ftrnttfl lu.. n.AFA I .. t.
Cohen, lloso WaBserman an I Harry
Sussman. Cohen was brought over from
iiiacKwenn isiana, wnere ho Is serving
n four months' sentence for disorderly
MORE SLEEP, PLATTSBURQ CRY.
So Tape Will Hound Just aa Broad
way Brains to Liven Vt,
Plattsburo, N, y Aug. 15. Members
of the present camp of military Instruc
tion are finding the duties very tlrcsuny.
To-day they petitioned tho nctlng camp
commander, Major Harrison Hall, to
change the hour of "taps" from 10.30
to 10 o'clock, thus giving them an ad
ditional halt hour's sleep. The request
will be compiled with beginning to-morrow.
Before leaving for New York Major
Gen. Wood Issued orders that sufficient
tentage for tho accommodation of 4,500
men who are expected for the Septembnr
camp should be left standing, and ar
rangements ore now being made for tho
accommodation of threo full regiments.
I.leut.-Col. vPeter Murray, camp com
mander, is confined to his quarters by
Prudential Agents Guilty.
Two striking agents of the Prudential
Life Insurance Company were found
guilty In the Morrlsnnla Court of disor
derly conduct yesterday and remanded
until Thurwlny for sentence, They were
William A. Phlser of S87 Hrynnt avenue,
The llronx, and Joseph Nyberg of I'D
West Seventy-third street. Another
agent of the company said they were
among his assailants on August 2, when
ho waa severely hurt.
Costlgan XJets Higher Rating;.
Justice George V, Mullan of the Su
preme Court The llronx, handed down n
decision yesterday ordering the Civil
Service Commission to niake Police
Lieut Daniel K. Costlgan's rating in the
captaincy list No. 12 Instead of No. 22.
Costlgan earned an honorable mention
In ltoi which waa never aooaa U hit
OERMAN TROOPS RESENT SLURS.
Men at Front Angered by Charges
German Division Headc'arters on
tub Hommi Fito.NT, via 1-ondon, Aug.
15. The Germans at the front bitterly
resent tho charges of Inhumanity nnd
brutality which have been brought
against them. A high German officer
said to the correspondent:
"Wo officers and men at the front are
well Informed of what our opponents
and neutral say of us. Wo know we
nro culled Huns nnd barbarians. I can
say it has not softened our feelings any,
nor will It. Tho more tho world howls
for our destruction the harder we will
fight, nnd the last Englishman will have
ts face tho last German. We are neither
llumi nor barbarians, nnd If severe
measures wero resorted to by us they
were the outcome of the most serious
A genera! referred to the French nnd
Kngllsh Infantrymen' as "poor' devils,"
and expressed thn wish that pence would
soon end the useless carnage of human
beings. "Wo nre convinced our cause Is
Just," ha paid, "and with this feeling
goes the firm belief that we are un
Confdtucrf from First Page.
tacks last night nnd enptured Ml! pris
oners. Including 31 olllcers. In taking
the prisoners tho Italian nlso cut out
several sections of trenches from the
I.'ast of (lorltz. In the hilly region,
where the Italians nlo have been gain
ing Kteadlly ever since llicy occupied
(lorltz, they won more trenches and took
220 prisoners, of whom 5 were officers.
Paris. Aug. 15. A despatch to l.a
Ubrrtr from Turin to-day ays that the
Austrians. de.tialrlng of stopping the
triumphant Italian forward sweep, are
evacuaTlug Tolmlno. The samp despatch
says that the Italians havo occupied alt
the southern and western suburbs.
AUSTRIAN AIR RAIDS.
Squadron Jflrstrnys Plnnea nnd
f beds Attack other Italian Pasts.
Ilr.nt.tN, hy wireless to Hayvllle. Aug.
" Austrian aeroplanes hao made
Successful .ltfH(-L im tl.itlnn tu.allln...
at the mouth of the Iso-izo nnd nt other
poiiiis. un Atigut 12 n naval ueroplanc
Miuadron completely destroyed the nlr-
Mllll sheds fit I'nmnlnlA nou- (il.i
One aeroplane cxplnded and another was
At tho same time, another aeroplane
squadron bombarded an oeroplaiio i-hed
Of tilt lttlll.lflH t, Utiftrn ..twl r.l,i
bombed batteries nt the mouth of the
Isonzo and near Monfalcone. hitting
ueriiplane sheds nnd starting flros.
A third squadron Miccessfulli- at
tacked Isonzo batteries ami military ob
jects nt I'leriM und San t'anzlatio. All
the aeroplanes nf the three Miundron
returned undamaged, despite a furloui
TENANTS UPHOLD BUSTAN0BY.
Two In Caaadena Apartment Say
Music Didn't Annoy Them.
Magistrate Krotel, In tho West Side
Court, yesterday seemed to think that
Jacques Kustanohy had dono his part In
trying to lessen the sounds In his res
taurant at Itroadway and Sixtieth
street, and udjourned the case until Mon
day to see If there Is any further com
plaint. Meanwhile he suggested that
Mr. Ilustanoby make n further effort to
muffle the sounds nt night.
Tho superintendent of the Paadena
apartment houso appeared ns the com
plainant to press the charge that the res
taurant was a public nuisance, letters
wero read from two tenants of the house,
however, sajlng that they had never
been disturbed by noises.
Mr. Ilustanoby, after explaining that
n society known as the Domino Circle
Is housed In the building, said that be
had moved tho musicians from thn north
to tho south side of the restaurant to
soften the sound entering the apartment
FT. T0TTEN MORTAR PRACTICE.
t'oMimanilant Warns Householder
to Open Window To-morrow.
"ol. William C. Haan. commandant of
Fort Totten. I.. I.. rsterday sent out no
tices to residents living within the miles
of the reservation to keep their windows
open when mortar practice begins at the
fort to-morrow morning nt 10 o'clock.
Closed windows are likely to bo shat
tered by thu concussion.
The big mortars will be fired nt a tar
get In the Sound off Sands Point. If the
precautions are observed Col. Haan does
not believe thero will bo any damage to
NEW NAVY OFFICER TEST.
System to Determine Ilfllrlrnry
HelnkT Worked Out.
Washington-, Aug. 15. A new system
of determining the efficiency of naval of
flcerH of high rank, under which the
Hnndlng of each vessel In battle effi
ciency, target practice, engineering or
other branches cf ship work will become
pnrt of her commander's records, Is being
worked out by thn Navy Department.
The new plan 1 a part of thn ma
chinery by which the department Is pre
paring to carry out provisions of the
naval bill substituting selective piotno
tlon of higher officers for tho present
DESTROYER DAVIS LAUNCHED.
GrnnddauKhter of I.atr Admiral
Christen w Sea Fighter.
nvnt, Me., Aug. 15. The l.'nlted
States destroyer Davis was launched
from the yards of the Hath Iron Works
to-day. The destroyer was christened
by MIfh Kllznhcth Davis of Washington,
granddaughter of the late ftear Admiral
C, H. Davis, for whom It Is named.
The Davis, nn oil burner, will have a
normal displacement In 1,075 tons, will
carry n crew of 103 men and will have
a Kiccd of 30 knots.
NEW LONDON STILL WAITING.
So Bremen Yet, Hut German Liner'
New London, Conn., Aug. 15 The
only stir among the persons awaiting
thn German subnmrlno merchantman
Hremen here to-dny was created by the
arrival of Capt. lllnsch of tho Oerman
liner Neckar, Interned at Baltimore. Ho
spent tho day nt tho new pier watching
the rapid construction of the warehouses
mid consulting with tho Scott Wrocklng
Company officials and others.
At thn Mohican Hotel he said he
was too busy to give nut an Interview.
Photographers: and newspaper reporters
nro still waiting for the big undersea
liner to come In.
SI an Held for Daughter' Death,
Hatonnk, Aug. 10, lleiijamln Drown
of 610 Avenue C was hi Id for man
slaughter to-day ns a result of the death
of his daughter Anna. Sho died to-dav
from Injuries received on August 6, when
her fattier In u quairel with hi wife
threw n plate which struck the girl la
the head, fracturing her skull.
I Amrrm i t nnnnnnin
OF THE WAR NEWS
French Carry Teuton Trenches
on a 800 Yard Front,
BERLIN ADMITS A LOSS
Russians in Daring Air Bald
on Baltic Defy Seven
Pams, Aug. 15. The French official
communication this evening says:
Aptrt from a somewhat lively enn
nonndn south of the Sommo and on tho
right bank of tho Meuse thero Is no
Important event to report on tho wholo
Tlio afternoon French communique Is
as follows :
On tho Somme front our nttlllery
displayed greut activity In various sec
tors north of the river and In tho dis
tricts south of Ilelloy and Kstrees and
north of Llhons. South of Ilelloy a
Oermnn reconnoitring varly wus dis
persed by our rifle tire.
North of tho Altmn nn enemy de
tachment, after n lively hamlsirdment,
penetiuted a small salient of our lines
northwest of Heaulnc. It was driven
out by nn I milled Idle counter attack.
On the right bank of the Meuso
(Verdun front) n scries of minor nc
Hons was curried out brilliantly by our
grenndlers noith of tho chapel of
Salnto Fine, enabling iim to rnr.y sumo
portions of German trenches on a front
nf 300 yard and a depth of about H'O
yards. The enemy attempted to re
capture them by a counter attack,
which was broken up by our curtains
Tho bombardment continued with
considerable violence In tho sectors of
Fleury and Vaux-le-Chapltre. Kvcry
where else tho night was calm.
British Ilegaln Ground.
Iinpon, Aug. 15. Tho official com
munication this evening ways: j
There have been tho usual artillery j
bombardments at various places on tho .
British front. The situation Ih un
changed and thero nro tiu Important
Incidents to report.
The afternoon announcement follows:
As a result of liu-al lighting nurtli
wot of Ponleres drniiiK the last two
dtys wc havo retaken ni-.irly tfcr wludo
of tho remainder of thn trenches In
whlili the i-numy gained u footing
early Sunday. Last night wo uli-o
forced entry Into the enemy's trencher
near Mnuqnet farm, returning to our
fnics with eleven pr toner.
On our rlsht Hank two attempts by
small hostile detachments to raid our
trenches were repulsed, with loss to
Northwctt of Hulluch the enemy ex
ploded a small mine. Wo occupied the
(rater. Lat night a feinted raid on
the inemy's trenchen smith of Artnen
tletes caucd much commotion In tho
enemy's lines, nf which our artillery
took full Oilvnntage.
Berlin Admit I.oaa.
Beiimn. Aug. 15. The official an
Western front : Yesterday afternoon
the British tepeatid their attacks from
the Uvlllers-B.iz'entln-le-I'etlt lino, and
continued them with thu grcittt-M vio
lence far Into tlm night. They
obtained foothold In the fame sec
tion of onr tlrst lino trenches on the
Thlepval-Piuleres front, from which
they were rriu!ed yrMcrday morn
ing. Otherwise nil their numerous as
saults, which followed each other at
short Intervals, broke down completely
with very sanguinary lostes In fiont of
Thn French twice repeated their
fruitless efforts between Maurepas and
Between the Ancre Brook nnd the
Somme nml beyond this sector tho
nttlllery battles have not jet ended.
On the remainder of the front there
were no incidents of Importance, apart
from rather lively flphtlnj southeast
of Armentleres, nt certain points In
Artols and on the right bank of the
Meuse (Verdun front).
From of Field Marshal von 1 linden
burg! All Russian attacks ngalnst the
l,uh and Gr.iberka sectors, south of
Front of Archduke Charles Francis:
Tho nrmy of Gen. von Buthmrr com
pletely repulsed strong attacks, some
of which were repeated frequently.
In the Zbnrow Konlnchy sector, on the
high road leading from Drzezany ami
l'otuoiy to Kozown and to thn west of
Monasterzyska, with very beovy losses
to the Itusslans.
.tnstrlnn Ilrpnlse Knpve,
Vienna, via London. Aug. 15, The
Austlan official communication Issued to
day says :
South of Tartaroff, near Vorol.hta,
our battalions wero attacked by supe
rior Husslan forces, who rcoccuplcd
At the Tartar Pass, near Stnnlslau,
nnd south of Jczupol (between llallcz
and Stanlslau) Gen, Koevess repulsed
nn advance. West nf .MnunMrtT-.vU
durlug the whole day the enemy
stormed our front, nt some points six
successh'o times. In mass formation,
but ho was everywhere repulsed with
nuaslan Still Advance.
PETnonnAP, via London. Aug. 15. The
official Russian statement Issued by the
War Otllco to-night says:
Our trooys continue the crossing of
clip Zlota L!pa under enemy tire,
which at many points hampers the
construction of bridges. Heavy artil
lery and machine gun lire Is being
directed against our works. In this
sector we captured seven officers, 413
men and three machine guns.
In the Carpathian woods at the
source of the Pruth the enemy, under
our pressure, evacuated J.iblonltza,
which we occupied. South of this
point we reoccupled VormkhU and
Ardjclluf on the Pruth, taking thirty
two officers nnd l.uOfi men prisoners.
Our offeislve continues,
Tho statement Issued this morning
On tho evening of August Ha Ger
man Albatross appeared over tho town
of NesvlJ. Staff Captain Krutten, who
brought down an enemy aeroplane at
NesvlJ on Saturday, ascended with his
machine, which Is armed with a ma
chine gun. he engnged the hostile aero,
plane and drove It to earth In the
vicinity of NesvlJ. The pilot was
wounded und the observers were cap
tured. Our advance westward In thn region
of the 1'pper Strlpii Is continuing, On
the Rivers Zlota Llu nnd Bstrltz.'i
Solotvlna our troops are crossing suc
cessfully. Caucasian front t Our offensive In
the rtglon of Sakktz, Persia, resulted
In our capture of n very ktrong Tur
kish position In the vicinity of this
town. The enemy, purniPd by our
cavalry, Is retreating hurriedly to the
On the Baltic Sea on Monday morn
ing our aviation lieutenants, Deter
Ichs and Prokofelev, undertook with
two hydroplanes a daring raid on the
JT Egyptian -T
Li TvTT TT'TITC ill
The Utmost in Cigarettes
Plain end or Cork tip
Tcopk of wliure, tenement and
education invarCalu prefer
'Deities fo any
enemy's aerodrome near Lnke Agcrn,
In Courland. Notwithstanding a bom
bardment by anti-aircraft guns and a
counter attack by seven German ma
chines, our aviators not only dropped
bombs successfully on thn enemv's
sheds but boldly entered Into an un
equal Muht which lasted morn than
Many bulleis struck our machines',
but happily not In vital parts. As a
result of the fight ono of the enemy
machines was struck nml turned over
In the p, fnlllng to the ground en-
eloped In smoke. Two others nllchted
on tho sea, having received Injuries,
Our hydroplanes returned safely to
In PI ii re I, .f Austrians.
Rome. Aug. 15. Tho official state
on the Carso during the night nf
August 14 tho gallant troops of the
Kleventh Army Corps repulsed several
counter attacks aiul attacked the ene
m's lines to the west of Silnte
(Irndo and Monte pc-.lnka. Several
cctlons of thn enemy's trenches were
captured anil J.llo prl"nero, Includ
ing 31 officer", were taken.
In the hilly tract east of Onrlzls,
after heavy lighting, wo carried other
hostile Intrenchmeiii, taklns 2'.'rt pris
oners, nf whom live were officers.
On the. remainder of tho front the
enemy made thn usual demonstrations
ngnlnxt our posthitis nt Monte Plana,
In the Trlenz Valley, on the Foramo
Rler, nt Frllzzon, llolte, Monte Ci
Icimhara. on the Aslngn Plateau, at
.Monte Clmono and Montr Srluggln.
near Astlci, tti the Poslua Il.isln and
on the INisublo. lie was unsuccessful
llM'iiiy air raft dropped bnmlvs on
Monf.ili-one, Rout I, Saint Canzlano
and Plrrls. No casualties or dam.mo
BUR IAN OUT. SAY REPORTS.
mlrnss lie fuses to Mil creed Hint
London, Aug. 15. Count Junius An
drassy has refused t" succenl It. iron
mi'i liurlaii as Austrian Foreign Minister
without guarantees from tlm Kmpcrnr
that tlm political Integrity of Hungary
shall b" respected, according to a Rome
despatch received litre. The deypntch
rays that tlm Ihnperor hesitates to con
cede such guarantees.
Reports from Vienna by way of tleioa
Mate that Baron vim Iturlan has already
resigned, but no official confirmation nf
his leslgnution has been received here.
Keen Intere-t Is shown In the possibility
of Count Andrassy taking office as For
eign -MlnlMer, as be h supposed to be n
strong advocate nf Austria making a
sep.tr.it peace, and was formerly cred
ited with being .t warm admirer of I.'ng
l.md and Kngllsh institutions.
! MRS. BR0ADHURST GETS -$15,833
IMnrUbC Wife Collect All
Buck Alimony With Costs.
Mis. Ida Raymond Binailhui'st, wife
of George Broadlmrst, vlaywrlKht, who
since Ninembcr, 1?14, has been trying
to collect tillinony at the rate of $T5n a
month following n legal separation
which she obtained In that ear. was
paid In full yesterday by her husband.
She nrknonledgeil receipt of JI5.S33.33
III paxnent of all Judgments up to and
Including those of July, 1916, Including
Mrs. Hrnadhurst'H efforts had been
hampered by her hiisliaud, who gen
et ally kipt outside tlm Jurisdiction of
the New nrk courts, and lived abroad
for a period. Affidavits submitted In
the wure of the separation proceedings
declared that Mr, Krnadhurst had an
nnim.il Income nf JlOO.nOO.
ANOTHER FIGHT IN BALKANS.
Berlin Reports Unlwnr Itrpolrd
AttHCk rnr I.nhe Dolrnn.
Brr.t.lN. (via London). Aug. 15. An
other small engagement nn the Balkan
front has occurred south of Lake Dolran,
northwest nf Sahuilci, the War Office
"Smith nf Lake Dolran," tho statement
ays, "enemy forces consisting of about
n battalion attacked Bulgarian advanced
posts. Tho attack was repulsed."
Catches Two Sharks.
Hl'NTtNOTON II Anting, Aug. 15, Capt.
Frank Ott nf llnlrsite, to-day exhibited
two sharks, ono Mx feet long and the
other eight, which he caught last night,
lie got the sharks on H line and then
IB. Alt matt $c (Hit
The Great AMgimst Sale
CHOICE ORIENTAL RUGS
mow In progress
offers enormous quantities of Persian,
Turkish and Chinese Rugs, of the
, finest qualities and in all sizes,
at astomiuSlhiiingfly low prices
afftftti Awmitt, Ifom Hark
FRANCE SENDS CONDOLENCES.
Tell Father of Avlalnr Chapman
II,- Bird rt Hero.
John Jay Chapman, whoseoti, Victor,
a member of tlm American Flying
Siiuadruii, was killed In action In France
last June, has received it letter from
tho Union of Fathers and Mothers
Whose Sons Have Died for France,
which Is Intended not only as it per
rotnil imto of condolence, but more espe
cially as n general expression of ad
miration on the pnrt of thn union
toward the parents of American men
who are fighting In lluinpe. Mr. Chap
man niadn thn letter public yesterday.
It Is In part as follows:
"The Fiilon of thn Fathers and
Mothers Whose Sons lluvo Died for
France an association founded to safe
guard and to honor the memory of thoso
who fall in battle decided nt a recent
meeting to extend to you Its profound
"Vnnr (.on, sir, ever since he sought
thn Held of peril nml of honor In com
pany with our soldiers by bin exploits
hn.s been ait example to his companions
"Ho has been In thn first rank of the
heroes whose memory wo shall cherish,
nnd when death claimed him and
crowned his bravo sacrifice, with honor
thn wlinlo of Franco paid hnm.igu to the
noble son you hae lost. Our "Union"
desires to tell you that we share In your
sorrow nnd In your pride."
The letter Is signed by M. Paul Leroy
Beaullenf, (lie president of tho union.
SOLDIERS TO MARCH CASHLESS.
Bill Paymaster Promise to Follow
New Yurkrra With Flrt Coin.
HEAtiqL'AtiTEiis New York Division,
Mc Allen, Tex,, Aug. 15. Tho Four
tcfnlh and Sctetity-llrst Infantry regi
ments will set out from Mission nnd Mc
Allen respectively nt S to-morrow morn
ing for the first leg of tlm eleven dny
march scheduled for nil thu Infantry
milts. Tim Tlilid Regiment will leave
Pharr Thursday, The march will cover
a route nf approximately ninety miles
" to Youngs ranch and return.
I The Second, Seventh and Twenty-
, third regiments will leave their camps on
the 22d and the Twelfth, Sixty-ninth and
Seventy-fourth on the 27th.
Neither State nor Federal pay has
i been forthcoming for either of tho regi
ments winch go out tn-morrow. It Is
expected, though, that If the paymas
ter docs not overtake them lit .Mis
sion to-inonow, lie will follow them Into
the field nnd give them their cash thero
to add to the weight of their marching
The Second Field Artillery, which was
paid for June by the Federal Govern
ment on Friday, and tlm Signal Bat
talion were paid by the State this
Major J. Scott Button, Second New
York Infantry, was appointed to-day
chief of the mllltarv police for the dis
trict to relieve Lle'uL-Col, Robert Mc
Lean, Seventh Njw York Jnfautry,
JERSEY APPEALS TO CAPITAL.
Aak Federal A lit to llrtrulntr- Sh la
ment of rixplnslvp.
Pollnwini; tlm Nimersrni fWi-f A, i,
' Central Railroad of .New Jr-rt-ey In ob
taining an Injunction nstralnltw Jersey
; City from huldlng up tdilpiueuts of mu
nitions through tho city, the Jersey Cltv
Commissioners left early tills morning
r... , . ....
! .v. i. i.iiiiii. mi i aim'.ii in tun inter
state Commerce Commission and tho W 0
i Department for legislation safeguarflln'
thn cltv ncalnst thn Itminrtnilnti hIm
"Wo nre up ngalnst the Powder Trust."
said Manr Faan. "and against all the
money that Is Milpplng powder to the
Kntentn Allle.. Thin Is a case of cut
ting tho dollar above the lives of men,
women and children."
BRITAIN TO GIVE ITALY COAL.
Promises to Supplr Other -Hoods
3fecenry During; the War,
Lonpon, Aug. 15 An official nn.
! nouncement this evening Is to the effect
I tnn,t nt recent conference at Pallama.
Italy, between British nnd Italian Min
isters a complete understanding was
I reached on all points discussed.
j The statement says that Italy waa as
sured the supply of coal Indispensable
.... ..... i.uii.w" na in!U carcrul con
sideration wns given to the question of
supplying Italy with other Bsltlsh prod
nets essential to tho successful prosecu
lion of the war.