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FRANCE IS EAGER
TO FLY AT FOE
Members of Parliament
Wildly Cheer Speeches
12GERMANS IN PARIS
ARRESTED AS SPlhS
l S Officers to Sec French in
UHoi hfaw G. Bennett'r.
It was amiii thun
<ier? sf applause that Presiden!
(.?re ? ad m the Cham?
ber of Depi bj M. Deschanel, I
mber. His allu
? and Knpland were
to Amb- and
?\ and bowed and cheered ajrain.
; y Pressier
. made a profound impres
The lucid manner n which he
, : the ever.? to the
^-hassador's departure from
was hailed as masterful and
manlike. M. Viviani was ac
d unanimously by the whole
? hamber. all parties forgetting petty
i- solemn hour of the
of the nation.
Eager to Defend Country.
President Pomcares message, which
was read in both the Senate and the
?-Chamber, was a* follows:
II ration is in arm? and trem
?? it h caperness to defend the
f our fathers.
"Francs ii faithfully supported by
held by the
-??.ship of Enpiand, and al
from all points of the c
i ut to her expressions of
od will, for she repre
?i- day one- SI e *hc uni
? rty, justice and reason,
up your hearts! Leaf
i'remier Vivian;, who addressed both
I of Parliament, said that Ger?
man aggressions had gone on for forty
year? France, he declared, had borne
remarkable equanimity in
--in attachment to peace.
? ess sacrifices, sterile compro
and other efforts," he continued,
>mn. While fervently pro
I peace we and our allies have
been attacked by surprise.
of Kurope have been
? ed, and France and her allies
proud of thftn,
%rt also proud to be their defender?.
ad them because ihev
ilone are threatened. All the rest is
eral Senator?, who were ill, were!
earned to their seats, as the>
unwilling to be absent from the hii
t Deputies, mobilized for war as
came in in uniform, a? they
were about to leave for the front, l"it
obliged to remain outside the
- her, swing ts the law prohibit
military attire in Parliament.
- houses adopted without discus
the financial bills introduced by
?vernment and others for the re
?' the families of soldiers, ratify- ?
I artial law and imposing heavy
ties on newspapeis publishing
false ? ?
?mendment extending the mora
? to all the French colonies was
d unanimously, and all the Depu
- ipport of a
to eaafar French nationality en
Bativas of Alsace and Lorraine ?
Arrest German Spies.
? ?'??-. trat severa! thousands
i .erri.h' ' lans are still in
There were more than 80,000 on
?lies registers before the war
broke out. and it is thought impossible
that all left the city.
No fewer than forty-two Germans of
both se\e.-. have been arrested as spies
since last Saturday.
ilernck, the American Am
lor, has cabled to the War Da
.-?on for permi?
atta "? i-- the American En?
; ton P. Henry (quar
Captain Frank Par?
11th Cavalry, a!?o military at
l'opc i quar
corpsi, Lieutenant B. B.
erville and four other graduates of
Point, all o< whom are on leave,
the I rench armies as I
James Gordon Bennett, publisher of
'The New York Herald," was among
those called upon to give up their au- )
tomobiles and horses to the govern?
?he mail for soldiers in the
ta he forwarded free
by the government The letters are to
? to certain centres, whence they
will be sei.t on to the soldiers, as it is
thought unwise to disclose the location
? various r?v
The he Interior tele
rraphs numerous bulletins to the pre?
fects throughout France informing
them of the latest news and |
orders for its distribution.
SAYS ENGLISH NAVY
IS THE STRONGER
Vear Admiral H-nvis ?., U. S. N.,
Retired, Thinks British Ships
Superior to rrman.
?? any's r.av lie no
match for that Of England in the pres
ar, according to Rear
Admiral H. I. Howisoa, U. B N., re
'Ihe English and German fleet? have
out in bat
- .-ar ? din ira
li?b are more efficient. Germany has
? Rood navy, bat England, of c
"any mor.- -> ipa. The fighting
"cy. ?hip fi ,.< th?' lag
- - ;
The Antique Furniture Exchange
6o I a-l 40th St., n'r 5th A\c.
CONSMNI I. SALI:.
i I Art??II.. I
Eufptional Opportunity lor Barfains.
R. Simpson & Co.
113 Wr?l 4 M PJ . near Hroadwa*.
? ? of Any Amount on
Pledge o? Personal Property.
W| I.?-,?- a laifo ? kaortmrnt of Dla
<hirij -?III Mtlafy larefui 'Dur.
Heh, l think. Il better than that
Admirnl HowisOB prophesied t!i
Sf? "r- . rht Will be on ti
North Se? ??Kt.gland has a \e
powerful fief ,,i tho-o waters." I
added, "and l should thlal 11 i ou
?'nkc th? (?crmans right rwr\.
"Germany haa a little larger <v
thnn France. There Is a Ver?
difference, I should toy, between tl
c mciency of the twe.
"Ki.?sia has a smaller | |
> ranee. It? reputation suffered in t!
?an-Japanesc- war, buf it ha? b.<
reconstructed and hr.? p. lot of i?
boatI Ihr un "cd mi *'< streii|jt!i
!>trla*id. Franco and Rus?in irren'
? .'.<? thai of Goman? Aeati
has n small loot
GERMAN LINERS IN POR
Brarclonburg and Prinz Osk?
Safe at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. A.,g ... The Nor
Germai Lloyd Ilaer Rrandenbui
?'?ocked ''irre today, affr running ft
a?t two day* under forced drH
and without lights. The Prim Oaka
the Hamburg-American I.me. ell
rod to-day, Both ships were a di
ahead of their schedule.
The Brandenburg sailed from Rr
non on duly 23, with ."*'? passengei
for Philadelphia and Mt for UalvoatO
The Prim Oskar sailed fron Hambui
? ith SM pa??engor?.
If is said by the steamship romp?
that both liners will romain i
There arc now twenty-three forcig
up at this port and thirt
? arc das within the next m\ dii\
'lips have left this port since lai
Sunday, and insurance rates are s
that they are practically prohib
HOW TO RELIEVE FRIEND
Gold May Be Sent oh Tennes
see to Stranded Americans.
? B?reas l
Washington. Aug. 6. On behalf c
the War Department, Repr?sentatif
Shorter told in the House to-day ho'
individuals may send gold to maroone
relatives in Kurope through officers atl
tionrd at the Brooklyn navy yard. Th
gold is to be sent on the Tonnessoi
the armored cruiser which will carr
tlJteOfiO? supplied by New York bank
ers and appropriated by Congress t
rallare the distress of American
abroad. The House was told by Mi
Fitzgerald that the Tennessee woul
sail to-morrow night. Repr?sent?t iv
Sherley'a announcement was as fol
"The War Department furnished th
following memorandum for which pall
lieity is desired: Private individual? o
Unas desiring to ship gold to Europ
for the relief of distress can do so b;
delivering the same either to Colone
A. L. Smith or Major J. A. Logan at th
U. B, S. Tennessee, at the Brooklyi
"Specific directions as to the desirei
disposition of this gold must accom
pany the deposits. Receipts will b<
given. Custody will be taken and hi
earnest effort made to deliver accordini
to directions. If delivery proves im
posible the gold will be returned. Ni
funds will ,be received in any othe
medium than gold.
"line of the before named officers i
now on the l". S. S. Tennessee to re
eeive deposits. Deposits will be re
ccned up to the time of the sailing a
the vessel, which is not yet definite!]
determined, but it will be probabh
Ixte to-nitrht or to-morrow."
AID PEACE CAUSE
Urges Progressives to Sec
U. S. Through Crisis
Former President Roosevelt madt
his first public reference to the Euro
pean war yesterday. It came at th<
end of his speech at the state-widt
conference of Progressives at the Hote
He had been pleading that in th?.
crisis affec:;n'.' good government in this
Progressives should net primarily
as good citizens rather than as mer*
party men and consent to take a can?
didate for Governor who stood for good
government, even if he did not happen
to be a member of the party. Then he
"In exactly the same fashion I think
that in the great world crisis now af?
fecting all the nations cf mankind our
prime duty is first and foremost to
show ourselves patriotic citizens of the
great American Republic.
"I regtet that of recent years the
policies which I and those like me be?
lieved to be essential for the welfure,
the honor and the greatness of the
American people have not been more
faithfully carried out. But all that is
past new; is neither here nor there in
tail crisis. At the moment the t nited
cue of the great nations of
I ei iail which has al?
ready involved in war almost all the
other great nations of the world.
"Friends, we ha\e our troubles here,
but let us be thankful beyond measure
that we are citizens of this Republic,
and that our burdens, though they muy
be heavy, are far lighter than those
that must be borne by the men and
women who live in other and le.-s
' I for one will act and I am sure I
! am stating your feelings when I say
that the men and women of the Pro
| giessive party will act throughout this
i crisis primarily as American citizens,
and will work hand in hand with any
public man, with any public servant
and with any and all private citizens
who, in good faith and disinterested
| ness, do all that is po.-siblc to sec that
the United States comes through this
unharmed, and so conducts her
self as to conserve the honor and the
interest of her own citizens, and, as far
a* may be, to help in securing peace
and justice for all the nations of man?
HARBOR POLICE BUSY
Extra Watch on German Ships
as Result of War.
An order went out from Police
Headquarters last night to the harbor
to observe extra piecautions in
its patrol of sections of the harbor oc?
cupied by German craft. The persis?
tent rumors of plots to blow up liners
and of the Gen? i plans to load ?team
ships with war munitions at this port
brought about the order, it was
The harbor squads are directed to
put in extra time and have been fur?
nished with a schedule which makes
their tours of duty overlap and so be?
come continuous, with practically a
double force at work at night.
Keith Charges Dismissed.
Washington, Aug. b. -Charges against
Henry P. Keith, nominated by I
dent Wilson as Collector of Internal
Rev?ase for the Brooklyn district,
v ? re dismissed by a sub-committee of
the Senate Finance Gommittee to-day.
1 he sub-committee held that the
charges were not proved.
I Kl V II Kl.si. R vis i s OFF POR WAR
Scene of enthusiasm when La Lorraine sailed yesterday for 1 lavre.
4 LINERS EVADE
CLUTCHES OF FOI
Two Britis and Two Gi
man Vessels in Port AI
ter Furious Races.
FOG BANKS HFLP IN
(ourses Laid Close to Lo
Island Shore. To Be Near
Four transatlantic liners two Bt
ish and two German arrived here y
terday unmolested by warships cru
ing in the steamship lanes.
The first to get safely to port v\
the White Star Olympic, which cai
into Quarantine soon after midnig
Trre Kaiser Wilhelm II, of the Not
German Lloyd Line, was close behit
She sailed some twelve hours after t
Olympic. The President Lincoln, of t
Hamburg-American Line, an eleven-d
steamship from Hamburg, follow
later, and then came the Uranium lin
l'ranium. a British steamship in t
Now York, Halifax and Rotterdam ?<
The respective captains of these vi
srls followed the same tactics to pr
vent capture, putting out all lights ai
taking advantage of every patch
fog. All hugged the Long Island coa
8fter they had passed Montauk I'oit
I At no time were any of the vesse
unable to get Mithin the three-mi
'limit of the American shore in tl
event of their being pursued by a ho
Captain Witt of the President Li
coin, when he got word by wireless U
days ago thai France, Germany, Fn
land and Russia were at war. changi
his course at once to the north, put o
all lights except those necessary fi
navigating and mshed his vessel
the fullest speed she could make.
"I saw no ships and I am sure I wi
not seen," the skipper said yesterdi
when he came down from the bridg
"I went as far north as I could,
hoped for fog and got it, and aft<
th*t I went further north in search i
Captain Herbert J, Haddock, mast
of the Olympic, who is a comman-b
of the Royal Naval Reserve, brouc;1
the liner across in record break.i
The big vessel, which does not mo:
than 20 knots on her usual joui no
across the Atlantic, made the distan?
in five days twelve hours and fi'"';
seven minutes, an average speed <
21.84 knots. This is her best run '
this port. For eight hours on Tuei
day, when it was thought that a Germa
cruiser was near, fhe Olympic deve
opened a sustained speed of 25.0
If a German cruistr had been in pui
suit Captain Haddock said he .'oui
have outrun her and made a have
somewhere within the three-mile lim:
of the American coast.
Announcement was made yesterdn
by the Lamport & Holt Line that it
service between New York, Brazil an
Argentina had been suspended iade?
nitely. The steamship Vauban, whi'
left Barbados on Friday, is due i
Bahia on Saturday. The Byron, nortli
bound from Bahia, is due in Trinida
on Sunday. The Yestris, which i
scheduled to leave Buenos Ayres to
day, will be held in that port. _"n
steamships Tennyson, Yandyck rn
Highland Harris, all heavily laden eitl
a general cargo for South Amcica
will remain in this port until the dun
ger of seizure by war vessels is poseed
The British freighter Etonian, whiel
sailed yesterday for Antwerp, returne<
, to port yesterday, having put bad
when some sixty miles east of Sand;
Hook. Her master was informed Tues
day night that England and German]
were at war, and rather than risl
capture came back.
It was learned yesterday that Ger
man reservists have been making ef
forts to get back to Germany by ves
sels flying the flags of neutral coun
Many of them, it is said, have trier
: to procure tickets on Italian, Scandi?
navian and Dutch steamships through
1 subterfuge. No tickets were sold, how?
Announcement was made yesterday
that the Fabre Line (French) had sus?
pended its service between New York
and Marseilles, and the sailings also
of the L'ranium Line between New
York and Rotterdam have been sus?
Representatives of the White Star
Line stated >e- terday that the Olympic
positively would sail for England Sat?
urday, her destination being Liverpool
instead of Southampton.
Rumors were current yesterday in
steumship circles that the Hamburg
American Line liad discharged tempo
j rarily all employes in the Broadway
! office who had not been in the service
! of the company for ten years.
KILLED BOARDING TRAIN
L;ndcn, N. J., Aug. 6. Albert Rost.
? of Price st, was killed to-day when he
fell from a Pennsylvania* Railroad
iiam he was trying to board while in
Rost reached the track level after
the truin was well under way. Ac?
cording to witnesses, he attempted to
board a coach as it approached the
?Wood av. bridge. Losing his hold, he
| fell between the cars. Rost was em?
ployed in New York City. He leaves s
I wife and two children.
WILL HISTORY REPEAT
OR REVERSE THE
WAR OF 1870?
August fi, 1870?The German Cro?n
Prince overwhelmed the French at
The German general. Goeben
captured the French town of
General Turr disclosed Bis?
marck's proposals that France
should annei Luxemburg and Bel?
gium in 1866.
August 4-6, 1914?The Belgiana re?
pulsed the Germans at Liege.
The French raptured the great
Cern?an warship Goeben, named
for the victor of Forbach.
Belgians repulsed German at?
tack on frontier.
CANADA MLLS FOR
Dominion's First Contin?
gent to Go to War Is To
Be Half an Army Corps.
Ottawa, Aug. 5. A call for volun?
teers was made bv the Canadian gov?
ernment late to-day. Twenty thousand
men are wanted.
Commanding officer? throughout
Canada have been ordered to issue the
call to their troops and local popula
tion. Only men physically sound and
between eighteen and forty-live year?.
will be accepted, with preference for
those who have had experience or beer
, trained in marksmanship.
The period of their enlistment will
he during the continuance of the pres?
ent war. Where a sufficient number ol
men of the required standard enhsi
from any existing militia corps, the in?
tegrity of that corps will be retained
1 in the special service volunteer force.
An effort will be made to give every
' part of the country an opportunity to
get nlaccs for it: share of volunteers.
Mobilisation will be at Quebec.
There vil! he a petiod of training and
riil' ihaotlag then preceding t-mbnrk
The government ??sued this s'Mr
"Action has been taken and is be?
ing taken by the government in every
available way, and by every available
nraaas, to meet the present situation.
1 hey are in constant communication
with the imperial authorities.
"The necessary legislation to be sub?
mitted to Parliament at the approach?
ing session is being prepared as speed?
ily as possible so that there may be
no delay after Parliament meets. Manv
important and necessary stpes which
have been taken by the government
1 will require ratification by Parliament.
"The government are proceeding on
the principle that such steps should he
taken without waiting one moment for
strict legal authority and that any
recessary ratification therefore should
' be procured aferward from Parliament,
otherwise serious delay would have oc?
curred and grave detriment might have
Montreal, Aug. 5. ?Any steamship
attempting to leave Montreal port
without special papers will be liable
to seizure or destruction. Masters
and owners were so notified to-night
by R. S. White, Collector of Customs.
Actual transportation business will
not be interfered with in any degree,
according to Mr. White? The clear?
ing papers must be preserved for pro?
duction on demand to any officer of
his majesty's army, navy or militia,
and is valid only for the voyage speci?
fied. Fishing boats are exempted
from the ruling.
A unique war demonstration is
planned for to-morrow night. Women
will parade, with the object of draw?
ing together the Knglish speak ug,
French, Belgian, Russian and Iluten,
and women of any other race whose
sympathies arc with Britain and
20-Franc Pieces and Marks
at High Premium.
Money brokirs did a brisk bu
yesterday, selling Knglish sovereigns in
small lots for $5 50 each. French
twenty-franc pieces, worth $3 86 at the
Paris mint, sold for $4 M to $4 50, and
German marks, with s slat value of
23.8 rents, at 25 cents. The broker? u
ported a good demand for all kinds of
European gold at a premium.
Knglish sovereigns were quoted at a
premium of 15 cents a pound sterling
over Ba.tk of Kngland notes.
SWEDEN MAY JOIN IN WAR.
People Said To Be Ready to
Fight Against Kaiser.
Sotckholm, Aug. 6. Count von Pour
tale?, the German Ambassador to Rus?
sia, with his staff, arrived here yei
] tardas from St. Petersburg on a steam
ir flying the American fiag. They pro
i ceded to Berlin.
Indications are that Sweden will join
Great Britain. France, Russia and ?
I Belgium, if she find? herself unable I
tc remain neutral?
SONG SPEEDS 1,400
ON LA LORRAINE
Big French Liner Boldly
Puts Out to Sea in
Face of Enemy.
600 GO BACK TO
BATTLE FOR FRANCE
Thousands Cheer as Boat Quits
Pier?English Captain Gives
More then ten thousand French folk
on shipboard and eAOH .- :ig the
"Marseillaise" yesterday a" thi Preach*
liner La Lorraine steamed out of port
for Havre with 1,100 passengers, 600
of whom were reservists.
The men who had responded to the
call of arms were impatient over the
tardy departure of the vessel that was
to take them back to their beloved
France. Ten a. m. was the hour sched?
uled for the Lorraine to start, but
she did not go, and some twenty min?
utes later there was no indication that
her gangplanK would soon be hauled
A conference concerning the advis?
ability of sending her out in daylight
was under wa>. and Captain Maurras
had 'eft the vessel foi a talk with
Captain Herbert .1. Haddock, master
of the While Star liner Olympic, that
had doeked at Pier 60, a few hundred
yards north of where the Lorraine lay.
Efforts were Blade to_ keep thrs?
fact? from the impatient reservists but
the news spread among them like a
prairie tire, and rumor >non had it that
La Lorraine woald noi sail Some
seven or eight thousand friends, rela?
tives and sympathizers on the pier
maintained a feverish conversation
during the restless interval in which
the conference of officials was held.
This broke forth into ringing cheers
later when Captain Maurras. the
French master, walked briskly aboard
with a smile of confidence on his fuce.
He bowed to left and right as he hur?
ried over the gangplank and promptly
ascended the bridge. Signals were
displayed, hawsers were loosened, the
Lorrain i's whistle, hidden il a cloud of
steam, blew loud and Ion", and soon
the vessel moved slowly riverward.
This was the signal for the loudest
and most enthusiastic demonstration
that has been made on the waterfront
in many months.
British Join in Singing.
A brass band that had accompanied j
the lighting men of France to the '
French Line pier strack up "The Mar*
seillaise," and at 11:40 a. m.. when the
vessel was straightening herself out
making ready for Sandy Hook, its sound
Was lost in the great chorus that sang
with it. French throatR alone did not
singe the national air of France. There '?
was an abundance of British power '
contributed by the sailormen and of?
ficers on the Atlantic Transport liner
Minnehaha, which lay on the south
side of Pier f>H, adjacent to Pier 07,
from which La Lorraine had just
This sympathy of the British for the
French was mutual, and the French
folk soon directed their attention from
the departing Lorraine to cheer the
men on the Minnehaha.
As the Lorraine got her bow toward
the south and moved slowly by Pier H
she received a similar greeting from
the crew of the Cunarder Saxonia.
The British vesoel'l rigging was lilled
with sailoimen and stokers, and al! her
decks aft were tilled with shouting
La Lorraine frequently dipped her
colors as she passed downstream.
When about abeam the h.g Hamburg
American liner Vaterland, a pi OBCf
in her dock in Hoboken. the blew three
long blasts of her whistle, which in
the language of ships is a -wlute. Some
folk thought it might ha\e been a
mock erecting to the big Gorman ves?
sel, but those who know Captain Maur?
ras were confident that he was not in?
dulging in any such display. The
Vaterland did not reply. A flee* of
tugs responded, however.
The French skipper lost no time in
getting into the open sea. He took the
Lorraine dow:i the bay much faster
than is his wont, and despite th
.test of the pilot dropped him in the
Narrows. The rules reunir? that the
,*>ilot shall take the vesiel beyond th.;
lightship, but Captain Marras would
'. ot consider it \ tu?'
Ooat chartered by the French Lino eras
waiting f<?i the pilot and took hi m
ashore. The French skipper then sent
his engines at full speed and wa
lost to the view of the marine observ
' ?rs at Sandy Hook.
Captain Has No Fear.
Aa he went aboard the Lorraine yes
:crday Captain Murras was asked if he
iid not fear capture by a German
ruiser. He shrugged his shooldors,
rcised his hands, palms upward, and
-milingly replied "Ha, ha! I should Jo
? bet you call it worry!"
Mayoi Mitchel and Dudley Field Ma
lone, the collector of customs, were on
board the Lorraine to bid goodby to
Among them was the Rev. Maurice
Reynaud, a Catholic priest, who re?
turned to France to serve as chaplain
of a reserve regiment. If an oppor?
tunity arose, the priest asid, he would
become a colons!.
FOOD FAMINE PERIL
TERROR OF LONDON
Government Says Alarm
Groundless, but Urges
Care and Frugality.
STORM THE STORES
Prices I.cap Upward and Many
Retailers Close Through
lack of Supplies.
Lai dan, Aug. ?">. Symptoms of a
.i the qjestion of food and
?upplies had Ittbsidtd greatly
hy to-night. There is general conti-i
di nee that the me.isme- undertaken by
meat will meet the crisis;
ilu.t the money market will not smash,
.?nil that 'he Atlantic route will be kept
Open for ihlamenta from America.
Tin- (;:<?' that the Canard liner Lusi
tania arai sllawsd to -ail had a reassar
lag effect, a< indieatiag that the ad
mirnlt) feel ? ei i tain that the nnvy is m
position to keep the German cruisers
ofT the ari-u of the North Atlantic trade
David Lloyd George, Cbaaeallor of
the Exchequer, announced in the House
of Common.?, that the conclusion had
reached, with the unanimous as?
sent of hanking and other interests,
that there would be no necessity to
suspend specie payment?.
"A? the same time it is necessary
to economize with respect to the sup?
ply of gold," he said. "There i? danger
thai selfish individuals may attempt to
hoard gold. It should be made clear
to them that they might inflict great
injury on their country. In this tre?
mendous struggle finance will play a
mal part. It will be one of the niost
formidable weapons in this great war."
When the hanks reopen on Friday
on pound and ten shillings notes to
the amount of .1,000,000 pounds ($ir>,
000.0001 will be issued through the
Ba k of England and $5,000,000 pounds
daily thereafter until the supply is
Many shops have placarded their
windows with the Chancellor's warn?
ing against the well-to-do hoarding
food, to the. detriment of the poorer
classes. One of the biggest stores has
limited the amount of food to be sold
to each person to seven pounds in
weight; others refuse to make deliv?
eries, so that people can buy only what
i hey aie able to take away. Still others
limit the amount of any foodstuff sold
to two pounds.
There was a small riot this evening
in South London, where a bakery which
attempted to double the price of bread
was partly dismantled by angry women.
In the retail stores meat is up 4 to
?"? cents a pound. The price of beef?
steak, which yesterday wa? 32 cents a
pound, is 42 cents to-day.
Eggs L'p 60 Per Cent.
Tea has been raised 6 cents a pound
and su?jar ! cents. Eggs have risen
60 per cent; cooked meats, 20 ner
cent; butter, 16 per cent, and bacon,
1- per cent.
The ?acraaas in the cost of eggs
und bacon means that the poorer
<la?ses mu.-t now do without the En?
glishman's favorite breakfast dish.
It is impossible to get vegetables in
(,'ovent Garden, or any of the other
markets, after midday. Potatoes are
$5 a ton mor? than last week, and
green stuff double.
Fi;;h is also much dearer. The tiah
market is in danger of practical ex?
tinction. No trawling is allowed in
the North Sea and the only fishing that
can be done la taking place well with?
in the three-mile limit.
The public is indignant o\er the rise
of meat ar.d bread pricis. It il claimed
that the increase is unjustified, as
flour is not dearer and there are plen?
tiful supplies of meat in cold storag?.
In reply to a question in the House
cf Commons to-day. Mr. Asquith urged
all classes to abstain from extravagant
i-1 nsumption of all kinds of foodstuff;
during the n-v.t few month?".
In several districts the retail stores
opened for only B few hours thii morn?
ing. Many stores have had to close cu
?ir.-Iy, because their stock il gone anl
th"y can obtain no fresh supples.
Women (tear Store.
When they found prices had gone up.
women in the East End became infuri?
ated and stormed the stores rather
than pay. Before the police could ar?
rive the women had carried off every?
thing they could lay their hands on.
The British gcvernment is complet?
ing a scheme to control the food sup?
plies of the entire country. Many of
the big provincial towns are in as bad
a situation as London.
All possible steps are being taken bv
the authorities to allay public anxiety
A "conditioner" that makes
cheeks pink and eyes bright
with health ? your diges?
tion's best friend in hot
"King of Table Waters"
and prevent unjustifiable and artifici ?1
increases ol nriccs.
The Hem? office leaned a stafc
to-ilay laying that there is no Coacoi? -
able circumstance in which a wheat
famine can arise, and fear of a searcit ;
il groaadless. In addition to fou>
months' supply ictually in granaries ji
being harvested here, there are larg>
consignments ot wheat, now on ti
here, much of which is already near
British shores, the Home Secretary
The situation regarding meat was
not less satisfactory, the Home Office
declared. "Normal killings of home
stock supply 60 per cent cf our annual
consumption." reads the statement,
"and WO are not necessarily dependent
upon foreign imports for the balanc?
of our supplies, as in case of erne*,
gency it could oe provided b> slaugh?
tering a larger proportion of our own
"This contingency cannot aris' in the
priser? rireaaastaacoe. There is now
an exceptionally large supply of for?
eign meat in cold storage and heav.
consignment are on the way to our
.shores. Therefore, no justification ex?
ists for any rise in the prices of bread
The circular concludes with the a>
raraeee that nrranKomer.ts have been
made with a view to controlling prices
so far as possible.
The situation in Lordon has been
aggravated by the throwing out jf
work of 260,000 transport workers
through the discontinuance of freight
?V. .fnc to the Continent. It is expected,
however, that many, of these will find
employment in 'he army transport ser?
AUSTRIA "KILLS AVIATORS
Fires on Russian Aeroplane
Flying Over Lemberg
Vienna, Aug. 5. According to the
"Neun Freie Presse," a Russian aero?
plane, carrying a pilot and two Russian
officers over the Russo-Gcrman front?
ier, near Lemberg, an important
Austrian military station, was tired
upon by Austrian?. The machine
crashed to the ground and the two
officers were killed.
The Austrn-Hunganan government
to-day took drastic measures to cop?
with the increase in food prices. Deal?
ers were ordered to disclose their
, stocks, and any attemp' to keep secret
the extent of Barattes or to raise
prices is to be punished by imprison?
ment from one month to one yenr.
The church is permitting marriages
without publication of banns. Hun?
dreds of couples are being married be?
fore the men go to the war.
AIRCRAFT TO* AID AT SEA
Germans Plan to Drop Bombs
on British Warships.
I By ?'alilc to Thr Trll.une ]
Groningen, Holland, Aug. :i I delayed ?.
In anticipation of a possible attack
; by the British fleet on Germany's ni?
val forces now concentrated in Ger?
man waters elaborate preparations have
been made at Wilhelrashavon.
The Briti-h led will be met not
merely by German warships, b?it also
by the newest aircraft. Fourteen Ger?
man dirigibles and a great number bf
aeroplanes stand in readir.ess to -at?
tempt to drop explosives on the British
ships as soon as they approach the
Coasters for Atlantic.
i San Francisco. Aug. 5. J. U. Davis,
? Collector of the Port, received an order
from Washington todas to compile
tonna?e lista of all American vcsjels
in the coastwise service of the Pacific
Ocean, for possible emergency rorriee
1 in th" transatlantic find?.
FEAR SHIPPING BILL
MIGHT MEAN WAR
Senators Foresee Trouble
if Foreign Vessels Fly
U. S. Flag Now.
In Answer to r llinger He Says
Lack of Ships Is Paralyzing
I rfreaa TfeS Tribune Hurrau 1
Washington. Aug. 5. Fear of inter?
national complication! brought to a
halt in the Senate to-day the bill au?
thorizing the President to waive the
' existing restriction upon the admission
of foreign vessels to American regis?
S.-na'ors Callingor and Crawford
suggested that the enactment of the
proposed legislation might involve th?s
! United States in the war that is now
devastating Europe. If foreign mer?
chant vessels were entered under
. American registry with foreign officers
and crews, they contended, there would
be a possibility that they might be
seized as prizes of war.
Th?> responsibility for avoiding
trouble was put upon the American
citizens or corporations who might
avail themselves of the privileges of
the act by Senator O'Gorman. who said
they must bo prepared to prove that
the purchase of foreign vessels wss
made in good faith and not to evade'
the consequences of war.
"The situation would not be any
worse under this amended law than it
is at present," asaerted Senator Walsh.
"At present American." can purchase
, abroad ships under five years hi aga
and have them admitted to A "?encan
register. This simply extends the tiaia
limit. It must be remembered that the
character of a ship is not deti mined
by the nationality of her crew, bvt by
Senator Gallinger asked Senator
O'GormHi' if he thought the passage
of the bi'l would be dealing fairly by
ships now flying the American flag and
tngaged in the foreign trade.
"Would it he a souare deal," ha
r.sked, "to permit foreign officers who
are being paid about one-half what
American officers are paid to sail thee?
hipa, that we should waive tlia la
| spcction our laws require and tba
measurements? About the only Amer?
ican thing on the ships would be the
American *tag. Hoes the Senator think
, that would be fair to the sh'os that
I are now engaged in our foreign
"We are dealing with a great emer?
gency,"' aaid S'-r-ator O'Gorman. "Our
ir.dual being paralysed. We
have but six vessels flying the Amer?
ican flag on the Atlantic Ocean. What
litter suggestion can the Senator from
New Hampshire make""
Senator (?ailing?-! said some atten?
tion should bo ?riven to the possibility
of changing the law so as to permit
vessels now engaged in the coastwise
trade of the United States to ingage
in the foreign trade.
"That easily can be done by a slight
change in the law. said Mr. O'Gorman.
Senator Weeks said there were many
vessels of gnat capacity on the Draal
Lakes, now carrying coal and ore.
which might be used in the foreign
10* TO 50%
Will be offered during the month of August, as
the combined two stocks of
make it imperative that they be greatly reduced
to make room for our New Fall Styles arriv?
Flint 8 Homer Cq inc.