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Texas City to .Appeal
f >r More United
States Troops.
Reprisal Is l:\pcctcd if
American Marines Arc
Landed at Vera Cruz.
Force Believed Inadequate if
Attack Is Made?Large Num?
ber of Raiders Killed.
Brownsville, Aug. 13.?Fear ia
- rapidly that the city of
peril of sacking
bv ? from Mata
the belief among
- that if American
inded at Vera Cruz,
? on what pretext, as a
border and
? , that
an a i United
I ?? made.
Twenty men crossed the Rio
Grar.de from Mexico to-night near
des, about forty miles up the
'm here. American
*s. warned that such a cr
attempted, had disposed
: -, . - at several poil ta.
Three of these posses are closing in
? ? und the Mexican?.
There are not? 2.600 United
States soldiers on patro! duty be?
tween Brownsville and Laredo, but
-'-.rev in considered inadequate
by a large body
of Mexicai Included in the
American patrol are 1,600 cavalry
and 1,000 infantryrnen.
Although it is given out officially
that the number of Mexicans killed
? rauls of the last few days is
n fifteen and twenty, it is
ally known that many more
than those accou: tel for have been
?? Armed Mexicana.
. as the Texas communities
. day and night under the
of the United States Army
.:er and peace officers re?
gard with instant suspicion any
ho is caught armed. If
: ain his life is in
immediate danger, and if he makes
? ning move his life is fur
,-h haa been the Ran per?'
? believed that nearly all
uders have been driven out '
!e section or are so
? they will remain peace
.-? t aid from Mexico.
? ho said he was
forced to )f::i the Mexicans, is said to
have piven to Captain Anderson a writ
?*. hich described the
Mexicana hide as bein?*
IIII ' ? -ary to roll
-,-nrrel to fret it into camp.
a white flag with the
I "K" embroidered on it.
I ?1 Brownsville Mexican?, as
serte?! tood for Procopio Eli- I
f the chief officers of Gen
?*?' 1 ?, Carl nnza com
at Matamoros, opposite here. ,
?hat he or his name
had any connection with the flag.
Tells of Killing Wounded -Man.
Chiefs of the Norias band, the Rin- ?
cones statement said, were named
I-ouig, Migue! an?! Grabriel. Miguel, he '
d killed one of the wound- !
*-<- membirs of his band whom he con- :
?id?.red too badly injured to be taken
?itl. the outlaws.
Ranger Captaina Fox and Sanders, '
?ho have been working in the sc-tion
I Brownavill?, have had their
- inning down clews to identify
'he raiding Mexicans. It is said that
one of the clew.? indicate that Mexicans
'?? the interior of Coahuila, a Mexican
border state, brought word in advance
to their compatriots in Texa. that the
recent outbreak was about to occur. '
??? elae that some of
( the raids have [
Kone bacl. into Mexico.
n for a band of about thirty'
?Mexicans, some of them known to be
fron Mexico, proceeded to-night
m the mesquite brush about fifty
orth of lirownsvi'le.
I,and consists of about half of j
??ho attacked the Nonas ranch |
house on Sunday night. It includes
".en alleged to have read a proclama- I
t">n that they were attempting to con- |
quer a part of Texas. At least thirty- !
the Original members of this ?
hand came from the Mexican side <>f ,
the Hi? Grande, otficers here say.
(ien. Huerta Denounces
A. B. C. Mediation Plan
?H? -I.????r.i.h \; ft? Irtbuia*.]
II Paso, Tex., Aug. 1.3. General
ano Huerta, ex-Mexican dicta?
tor, from his prison ?-uarterg at Kurt
< "illumed un page 3, culuimi 4
National Leaders Invited
by Wood to Rookie Camp
Wilson Among Thirty-nine Picked in Nation-Wide
Choice to Watch Spirit of 191 5?Rifles
Score High Marks at Plattsburg.
I l*l-r>m * "???IT ('---??pnr.lwi? r* TTi? TrlMi'i? 1 |
Plattaburg, N. Y.. Auf*. 18. When
Major General Leonard Wood to-night
sent invitations to President Wilson,
Secretary Garrison, prominent business
men and college presidents to come to
the military instruction camp hi? ob?
ject may not have been to give cap?
tains of industry encamped here oppor?
tunity to press the demand for ade?
quate military defence. However, the
prospect of confronting high govern?
ment officials with a strong, united de?
mand for larger army and navy is being
entertained with joy to-night. And it
?8 hoped that the men invited will come
burg camp very soon.
lr? all thirty-n :vcrr asked
to attend the encampment. Here is
the complete list :
President Woodroxv Wilson, Lindley
If. Garrison, Secretary of War; Henry
S. Breckinridge, Assistant Secretary of
Wtr; General Hugh L. Scott, Chief
of Staff, ?. S. A.; Elihu Root, Colonel
Roosevelt, General William C. Gordas,
Major Henry L. Higginson, of Boston;
Cornelius Var.derbilt, .1. F. O'Ryan, Ma?
jor General commanding New York Na?
tional Guard; Charles H. Cole, Ad?
jutant General of the Massachusetts
National Guard; George M. Cole, Ad?
jutant General Connecticut National
Guard; former Secretaries of War Luke
EL Wright, Henry L. Stimson and .larob
M. Hickinson, and George W. Wicker
sham, former Attorney General.
College Pr?sidents Arthur T. Hadley,
Yale; Abbott I.. Lowell, of Harvard;
.lohn r. Hibben, of Princeton; Jacob
G. Xchurmnn, of Cornell; H. A. Gar
tield, of Williams; H. S. Hrinker, of
Lehigh; Georg- M. Penny, of Alabama;
Henry it. HutChinS, of Michigan, Kd
mond J. James, of Illinois; Benjamin
Lie Wheeler, of California.
Others are .lehn H. Finley, Commis?
sioner of K'ducation in New York
St-.te; Mortimer M Schiff, Rob, rr M.
Thompson, Dr. Drury, Edward Ayer, of
Chicago; Daniel Smiley, Bernard
Baruch. Colonel ?'. I'. Townsle-*, Su?
perintendent ol \N ? t Point; Colonel
rence 3. Wa?lsworth. General Wil?
bur I'. Sadler, jr., General Robert S.
(?liver, Genera!'('liarles B. Dougherty
and the Rev. Kndicott Peabody. head oi
Groton School.
Big Response Expected
It is expected that acceptances will
be received from most of the men.
And, becauae ?f this, it is hoped that
the Ural of them will get here early
next week. Those who get on the
ground w.thin the next few days will
have a better opportunity of seeing
how readily the business and profes
sional men, most o' whom had hud ni?
?olutely i o military training, are
up the instruction.
?.(lierai Wood is preparing to set
tet.ts for ti,< distinguished visitors.
< iin?iii(i?'.| on pus?' 4, column 2
Pay $1 to $100 for Speed
Smoke Offences.
? hundred and f*h1 ?-rven
tor? of traffic regulation*, were c?
irioui rarts of Manhattan
were fined ditfering amount? ir
?He court yeaterday.
The hiebest fine was $100, imi
on ( harlei A. Richa.da, a contri
?*. for reckless driving in S<
Avenue. The lowest tine was il
on Roger Thompson, i
- ired aa a cl
,(ur -cape from Mattes
Many were fined |25 for pa
cars at comers within the eight
and for smoking machines.
Commissioner Woods ordered al
number of traffic officers from (ju
to augment Manhattan's squad
: Thursday nicht. Ever*/ man :
^moned by this large force was tine
Slightly Cooler, Prediction
To-day?Four Deaths Repot
ed?Shipping Warned.
H gh barometric pressure in
Southeastern states, declared by
Weather Hurcau's local office to be
cause of yesterday's depressing hur
ity, may bo reduced bv a young hu
cane, which is approaching via Cub?
Earl** last evening the Weather
i the following warm
"Miami, K? y Weat and Southwest Fi
torm apparently appro?
ing Western Cuba. Increasing east?
winda to night. Possible narria
force Saturday. All shipping advi
to take every precaution."
Getting down closer to local cor
tions, the bureau promised fair -
slightly cooler weather for to-day, w
moderate southwest winds.
With the humidity indicators bi
bling around 98 early yeaterday mo
-?..- and dropping only a few poll
during the clay, heat prostrations I
earn? frequent, and there were seve
Peter Maleinaki, a cigar maker,
econd Street and Hayes Aver.
Corona, collapsed on the street. A phy
c?an said death was due to heart fa
ure occasioned by the heat.
Charle- Oakmaii. of 366 Montgom?
Street, Brooklyn, a detective in the
W, Woolworth ?t Co. Five and T
Cent Store, 851 Fulton Street, dropp
dead from the heat yestei.lay whi
examining a woman who was thoug
*?' be a shoplifter.
Harold Wilkinson, three, of 18
Sutter Avenue, Eaat New York, died
the Bradford Street Hospital jreati
day, following heat prostration
Benjamin Halpern, five, of 439 Sutt
le, Fast New York, was overeon
while resting on a fire escape. He fi
to the ground, fracturing his skull. I:
Will die.
? ?
Robert Taft Wonders If Son I
' W. H., Jr.,"or "W. H., 3d.'
Is he William Howard Taft, jr., o
William Howard Taft, *,d? That i
the question bothering his parem
Robert Taft, who telegraphed hi
father, the ex-President, of the chris
tening of the youngster, but wa
puzzled whether he was junior o
should have u Sd appended to hi:
The former President reached Ne?
York last night, and will leave earlj
this morning for a tour of the country
At San Francisco he will a?i?lress the
Unitarian Convention, of which he is
dont, and the Red Cross Com
Ran Away to Boston "Just f.or
the Fun of It."
?n? Tflofr?i'li !.. Tli? Trlt.un- 1
? Hartford. Conn., Aug. Hi.- When Dr.
Raphael Guidone received a telephone
call from the BoitOfl police this after?
noon that his daughter, Elvira, who has
been missing live days, was d?
in BoatOB, he broke down and wept.
The girl had sent a telegram to her
mother, laying that she would take an
afternoon tram for Hartford.
Elvira*! parents reached Boston to?
night. She wa- taken into custody by
the police shortly before her train
pulled ni?. In a stream of excited
chatter, the girl said that she merely
came to Boaton for the fun of it. When
she got off the tram several da
she gave her bag to a boy, who carried
it to the Young Women's Christian As
aociation, where she roomed.
Learning to Drive Car.
Fhins Down Bank and
Machine Overturns.
Thomas Ander-on, open golf cham?
pion of Pennsylvania and profes
! sional of tTie Montclair Golf Club, who
was crushed beneath his automobile at
; Prospect and Eagle Rock Avenues,
W? t Orange, last night. Death was
p instantaneous.
Anderson bought the ear two weeks
ago, and was driving with William H.
Mitcheil, a demonstrator, of L'3 Rut
; gers Street, Newark, and Thomas Ward,
steward of the Montclair club. Pros?
? pect Street is unlighted near
Rock Avenue. The car hit a rut and
plunged down the side of the road into
a ten-foot gully, pinning Anilerson un?
der it. Mitchell's leg was broken and
Ward was cut and bruised.
Anderson won the Pennsylvania onori
championship last Monday for the sec?
ond time. He was thirty years old and
came from Scotland ten years ago. He
had been a professional at the Oakmont
? lub, in Pittsburgh, and the G
Ridge Golf Club, in New Jersey. He
succeeded his father as professional at
Montclair two years ago.
Anderson, who was unmarried, was a
brother of William Ander.-on, four
times open golf champion of the United
States. He leaves a sister, Mrs. John
Watson, of Verona, N. J., and his
mother and three sisters in Scotland.
One girl was killed outright and an?
other so severely injured that she will
probably die when they were struck by
an automobile truck belonging to the
Westcott Express Company, at Park
Avenue and 115th Street, last night.
The driver, Jam?s Rooney, of 2L'T I
Forty-sixth Street, was taken to the
Last 104th Street police station on a
homicide charge.
The dead girl is Sarah Dieckman,
nineteen, of l,r>l East 123d Street. She
was crossing Park Avenue under the
railroad viaduct with ner step-sister,
Rebecca Schulzinger, twenty-one, xvho
lives at 78 Last lUth Street. They
did not see the truck until it was al
mos, upon them, and in the darkness
under the bridge the chauffeur could
?not see the two girls. The gnls were
throsvn twenty feet, and Miss Dieck
man struck on her head.
Miss Schulzinger xv.is taken in an
unconscious condition 10 the Harlem
Hospital. Miss Dieekman's body was
taken to the East 104th Street station
where it was identified by Mr. and
Mrs. Schulzinger.
In his haste to escape after running
down a man, John Mueller, of .".?i Kim:
land Avenue, Williamsburg, lost his cap
and part of the tail light on his car,
according to the police. Detectives
traced him by these bits of evidence
and arrested him. He xv_s held in the
Manhattan Avenue police station for
felonious assault.
Nicholas (astrone, of 147 Withers
Street, \\ illiamsburg. was the man
struck by the machine. He xvas taken
to St. Catharine's Hospital with a
fractured skull and internal injuries.
Doctors say he probably will die.
An autom-ble driven by Abraham
Colish, of Mi'? Kelly Street. The Bronx,
knocked down and badly injured ?
year-old Edward Evan? in front of his
home, at Forty-eighth Street and
Tenth Avenue, last night. Colish
stopped immediately, and, taking the
child into his car, drove to the Poly?
clinic Hospital. It was found that the
boy's skull was fractured. Colish was
not held.
Jacob Guderman, a messenger boy, of
28 West Forty-third Street, was hit
while riding a bicycle at Broadway and
Forty-second Street last night by a car
driven by George Dru-sel. An ambu?
lance doctor from the Polyclinic Hos?
pital found that Guderman had only
bruises and scratches.
Hurricane Sweeps Jamaica.
r. i ? ? t_, Mum i
Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. IS. The Isl?
and of Jamaica was swept la.-t night
by a hurricane which lasted until
niorning. Banana plantations on the
north side were severely damaged. A
large number of boats were driven
a?-hore. >'o lives were lost
La Follette's Seamen's Act
Drives Ships from Ori?
ental Service.
Two Will Run to r.ncland?
Three for Canal Trade At?
lantic Transport Buyer.
The Pacific Mail Steamship Company,
the largest transoceanic line under the
ind Stripe?, announced yesterday
that it had sold its .plendid fleet of
five big ships to the Atlantic Transport
Company, a subsidiary corporation of
the International Mercantile Marine.
On August L'a the Mongolia, the larg?
est and finest steamer in the Pacific
Mail service, will start on her last voy?
age to the Far Fast. Thereafter the
flag of the Pacific Mail Steamship Com?
pany will be missing from Oriental
P??r:s. In fact, from now on the na?
tional flag will rarely be seen in Asiatic
waters except on men-of-war. Respon
?ibility for this disappearance of the
flag from transpacific trade i* laid at
the door of the seaman's act, fathered
by Senator La Follette in the last ses?
sion of < ongress. Months airo the Pa
cine Mail Steamship Company an?
il became a law
.Id be obliged to avoid lank
ng of its vei tel? and
isiness. Yesterday it
: its prediction by the fol?
"The Pacific Mail Steamship Com?
pany announces the sale of five steam
h.ps of i's transpacific fleet, namely,
Manchuria, Mongolia, Korea, S
and China, to the Atlantic Transport
Company of West Virginia.
Driven Out of Busines?.
"The last sailing from San Francis?
co by any of th. r.? Oriental
ports, on account of the Pacific Mail
Steamship i ompany, will be the steam?
ship Mongolia, on Augu-t 26, 1915."
Under the terms of the seaman's act
it is declared to be impossible for
i.ny American vessels t?. compete with
the Japanese steamers. All of the Pa
citic Mail Steamship Company's ves
.???re obliged under old conditions
to employ eheap coolie labor In their
fire rooms in order to meet their Ori
ental rivals on anything like even terms.
When La Pollette'l bill became a law
it wa for every liner to era
ploy crews 76 per cent of xvhich spoke
English. This provision alone virtual
lOlished participation by Ameri
i ade.
Althougn officials of the International
Mercar:"!?' Marine Company, of which
the Atlantic Transport Company is a
liary, refused to disclose the
:.mount paid for the big ships, it is
?ted by those high m shipping
circles that the price must haw
well in advance <?f $7^)00,000. Philip
A. S. Franklin, vice-president and re?
ceiver of the International Mercantile
Manne Company, said last night that
no bond would ??"? I sued to pay for
the vessels. The funds will be taken
out of the company's surplus anil cur?
rent ?. If ths presen! otficers
of th" -hip? so desire they will be al
lowed ?" remain in the employ of the
new owners.
Mr. Franklin also said that it was
probable the liner- would sail, for the
present at least, under the American
ttag. He pointed this out as necessary,
considering the dangers attendant upon
trans-Atlantic voyages.
For the last few months? Mr. Frank?
lin said, the Atlantic Transport Com?
pany has been Unable to carry more
than a fraction of all the freight of?
fered it. The company already has
chartered several steamers, but even
these proved insufficient for the de
mandi ?.:' exporters, and it was thought
t? buy the five Pacific liners.
Their addition to the company's fleet
swells its total to 130 vessels. They
will corne to the Atlantic coast in Sep?
The two crack boat? of th" Pacific
Mail Steamship ('ompany, the Mongolia
. :,,! her sister ship '.iie Slanchuria, will,
it :- believed, run between New York
and England. The-- :.i" vessels of -r,,
0U0 tons, with a speed of seventeen
knots. They were built in Camdeii in
l'.ml by the New York Shipbuilding
(ompany. The Korea and the Siberia
9 si-ter ships. They were built
in 1901 by the Newport News Shipbuild
ing ?in?i Drvdock Company and Bave a
tonnage of' lK.OUO. The China, Id.Jo?)
was launched at Glasgow in 1889.
These will enter the New York-Panama
Mr. Franklin said that the Atlantic
Transport Company built the Man?
churia and Mongolia and later .?old
them to the Pacific Mail Steamship
"We have bought the fleet," he ex
pl ined. "because we have a place to
use ships to advantage. While the
Mongolia and Manchuria are too large
., r Panama Canal business, the others
i te eapecially fitted for that route.
"All are first class ships in tine con?
dition. The Mongolia and Manchuria |
I satkMOi on page 3. column 7
Diplomats in London Ex?
pect Fl.it Refusal of
Bulgaria's Demands.
Entente Now Awaits Attitude of
Parliament. Which Meets in
Nish on Monday.
London, Aug 12 I delayed by censor).
A flat rcfuaal by Serbia of the ?lc
manda tnnouneed by the Bulgarian
Premier, Yas.-ili Radoslavok, three
; weeks ago, is strar.gly indicated.
That the hopes of the Entente Allies
i of bringing Bulgaria into the alliance
I -will come to naught is th? belief of
i some diplomat?, here. Serbia's formal
reply h.-n pot y<-t be?n given, but those
best poated in ?'iplomatic quarters say
' that Bulgaria's demands far exceed
' anything that Serbia wouhi possibly
! yield.
The Mi'rome is being watched with
the keenest interest by the Chancel?
lors throughout. Europe, as Rulgaria is
the chi.-f obstacle to unit.??! action by
the Balkan States in joining the En?
tente ar, 1 thus throwing the Balkan
barrier between the central powers arid
Bulgaria contends that bv a treaty
with Serbia the latter ceded about 7,000
?quare kilom?tres of Macedonia which
iria was compelled by the great
poweri to relinquish during her en?
feeble?! condition after the second Bal?
kan war. Bulgaria r.ow iniiatl that the
original treaty he carried out, and that
unless shi obtains the return of Mace
donia she will refuse to join the other
Balkaa States in assisting the Allies.
The present issue has renewed th"
smouldering feuds among the Balkans,
and much hitfrnc-ss is said to have
develope?! in the course of the negotia?
tions, all pointing to Serbia's refusal
to yield Macedonia and to Bulgaria's
v-.ithhold.ng her support from the Fn
tente powers. Much now dependa on
the attitude of the Serbian Parliament,
1 which mests on Monday in Ni'h.
Allies Redouble Efforts
to Get Serbia to Yield
Rome, Aug. IS. Repr?sentative? of
Great Britain, France, Italy and R i
ive redoubled their pressure on
Serbia in the hope of inducing her t.>
make the desired territorial conces?
sions to Bulgaria.
Serbia has been reminiied of th?.
support which she has received since
the beginning of her difficulties with
Austria last year. Assurances have
been given that the Allies will assist |
her in the peace negotiations provided
she now y.?
The Bulgarian Minister to Italv. D.
I'izow, discussing in the "Tribuna" the
negotiations between the Balkan
States and the Fntente. characterizes
:ist itatementa that his country
considers herself indispensable to the'
Allies and ii bargaining on that basi?..
Bulgaria, the minister contends, has
not ehanged tier programme. She was
deceived in signing the Treaty of Bu?
charest .if 1913, under the terms of;
v* hieb she ceded to Rumania nearly1,
."..uno square miles of territory, and ;
now wishes reparation based on the
principle of nationality for which the
Fntente is contending.
The "Mir," a newspaper ?>f Sofia, in
its issue of July 13 published the fol?
lowing editorial article on the status
of the negotiations between Bulgaria
and Great Britain, France and Rus- ,
"There *s to-day no indication that i
an understanding can be reached be- ;
tween Bulgaria and the Fntente pow- ,
ers. The reasons for this are numer- ,
OUS. Had these negotiation- been be-!
gun earlier in the war they woulil
have progressed more rapidly. It is
?rue that if there existed greater
confidence between the two parties an
understanding woulil not have been
.???lived. Nevertheless the principal
reason for delay is to be found
Mission (ailed Complicated.
"The Triple Fntente calls for the j
help of neutral nations in the name of
justice and of liberty, as well as in i
the name of the unity of the peoples
concerned in a durable peace. With
this end in view the Fntente powers ?
are laboring hard to appease the re- I
ciprocal hatreds among the Balkan
States and to substitute amicable re- '
lations toward the hostile feelings at
preaenl existing between the Bulgari- :
ans, the Serbians, the Greeks and the
Rumanians. The Fntente powers, in
the pourparlers with these states, per- ?
list in '
"This being so, the mission of the ;
Fntente powers is complicated, not to '
say impossible. The difficulty arises ?
from the intransigeant attitude of the -
Balkan States toward each other.
"iiuigaru cannot embark in anotner
war without the guarantee that the
Treaty of Bucharest shall be torn up.
But there is every indication that
neither Serbia, Greece nor Rumania is
Continued on pace t, columo 4
/// To-morrow s Tribune
Gilbert K. Chesterton
give? his arguments against Woman
Mrs. Thomas A. Edison
tells how she keeps her husband
from overworking.
Louit Brand?is
explains why Zionism is the Jew's
hope of regaining ?elf-respect.
Cen. Louis Botha
i? described by an M. P. a? Britain'?
greatrtt imperial statesman ?ince
Augustus Thomas
?how? why "1 he great American
drama" may never be written.
Samuel Hopkins Adams
disclose* the method? of the ?tores
that ?ell "bargain'' watche*.
And you ?rill also get the Sixteen-Page Graphic,
with its smashing war pictures, if you are sure to
tell your newsdealer to-day that you must have
?Xhr* 7?mtDaij ?ribim.
hirst to Last?the Truth: Sews?Editorials?AaUrttsements
Kaiser Sends Hindenburg
to Retrieve Ko?no Failure;
A do anee on Riga Checked
field Marshal von Hindenburg, the famous "General of the Lakes." has
been sent to take command of the German attack on Kovno, where a week's
desperate fighting has resulted In nothing but terrible lusses to the invaders.
Vienna Announces ?
struction of Viaduct**
and Factories.
Paris. Aug. 1.1. Austrian Hest.ro-,
again succeeded <>n Wednesday in n
ing the Italian Mast, bombarding r
Ways, viaducts and factories and s
eessfully escaping, according to
nouncement made to-night by
Vienna Ministry of Marine.
As if to offset this raiil, during wh
Vienna claims no Italian warships w
seen, Rome announces the sinking
the Austrian submarine I'-.l and
capture of the second officer and elei
of its crew.
I'nder cover of night the Au?tri
destroyers crept close to the Itali
coast and at dawn bombarded the 1
toral railway leading from Molfetta
Seno San Giorgio. The damage to fi
tories and viaducts was very hea'
Vienna asserts, and as the Italian ?h?
guns were outranged the raiding shi
suffered slight damage.
While the offensive against Gorij
is resting, the Austrians by a bold i
tempt have sought to cross the fro
tier through the passes of the Alps
a 10,000-foot altitude. The Italian W
Offiee praises the effectiveness of t
Alpine troops, who with great brave
and ?laring succeeded in checking th
The Rome official statement regar
ing operations is as follows:
Yeaterday morning in the low?
Adriatic the Austrian submarine boi
L'-3 was sunk. The second otfic?
and eleven men of the crew wei
saved and made prisoners.
In the steep, rugge?l zone of th
Furva Valley the enemy, who on th
4th had reconnoitre?! by patrol
which were immediately driven bac
through the Vicz Pass i 10,000 fee
high', delivered an attack on th
night of the '.'th across the Forn
Glacier against our troops poste'
near the hotel of the same name
while another detachment advance?
through the Cedevale Pass | 11,00'
leeti againat those of our troops wh?
occupied Capanna Cedes. The watch
fulness of our Alpine troops, wh?
notwithstanding glaciers and higl
peaks are incessantly active, suc?
ceeded in frustrating this bold doubl?
man?uvre, and the enemy was soor
repulsed. He was then counter at,
tacked and forced to flee.
In Cadore small encounters turn
ing in our favor are reported in th?
high valleys of Ansier and Visdende
In one of these tights we took pris?
oner forty light infantrymen.
In ('adore the close proximity of
our lines to those of the enemy, as a
result of the progress made by our
recent offensive movement, has re?
sulted in slight attacks end counter
attack* by each aide.
On the night of Augus* 11-12 the
enemy, after great artillery prepara?
tion, advanced against our new posi?
tions on top of Col Dilana, on the
upper Cordevole, but was repulsed.
On the other hand, our troop? suc?
ceeded in dislodging the enemy, who
was intrenched on the western slopes
of Monte Piana, at the head of
On the Isonzo front the enemy
made demonstrations, which were
easily repulsed, against our positions
on the spursof Rleme and Mrzli, in
the Monte Nero range, ami against
< "Ol inn?,I ?>n p?aa;r '*, , ,.| m,ii i)
Mukhtar Pacha Recalled fo
Reporting Germany and Aus?
tria Were Exhausted.
IB- ? ?bi? ?o t?i? Tttmm i
Athens, Aug. 10 fdispatch to "Tli
Daily News"i. Mukhtar Pacha, Turl
ish Ambassador at Berlin, has been r?
called at the Kaiser's request becaui
he reported to ?'onstantinople that Get
many and Au?tria were in the last stag
of exhaustion, and that the first ?er
OUS German repulse would bring dt
The Ambassador recommended to th
Porte to employ discretion, pointing ou
that it' Germany lost she would us
Turkey as a scapegoat.
Field Marshal von ?er Goltz, on heai
ing the report, immediately cabled
demand for Mukhtar's recall.
London "Star" Declares Tele
grams Prove Germany Made
Overtures to Russii Early.
London, Aag. Li. Austro-Germai
; overtures for a separate peace witl
; Russia were begun at the en,! of March
according to the "Star," which quote:
telegrams it says were taken from ai
Italian "green book," said to have beer
published to-day.
' The first intimation of such peae?
proposals, according to the "Star's" ar
tide, was contained in a telegram fron
the Italian Ambassador at Petrograd U
the Italian Foreign ()t*?ce, date?l Marcl
29, In which the Ambassador said h(
learned from an unimpeachable sourc(
that u serious attempt to make peact
, had been addressed to the Russian go\
Twelve ?lays later, the article con
tii.ues, the Italian Minister at Nish in
formed his government that a separat?
peace between Austria and Russia ?va
possible. The Minister at Sofia. Hul
garia, sent similar news, the "Star'
continues, and the series of communi?
cations from which it quotes ends with
a telegram from the Italian Ambassa?
dor at Herlin, dated April 15, in which
the Ambassador is quoted as saying:
"Rumors of a movement for a separate
peace are persistently maintained and
are constantly gaining ground."
Written in .Moment of Passion
Not for Young. He
[n- Cable to T4.? Trlt.urir )
Amsterdam, Aug. 13 ? Dispatch to the
"London Chronicle").- Kven Krnst Lis
sauer appears to be becoming ashamed
of his "Song of Hate." He write? to
the Berlin "Tageblatt" that he agrees
with its view that the ?ong is not in
teaded for the young, and he has often
acvised against its publication in
school books.
"The 'Song of Hate,' " he write?,
"**B u written as a result of the passion?
ate impulse in the first week of the
war, when the impression created by
Kngland's declaration of war was fresh,
he 'Song of Hate' is a nohtical poem
directed not against the individual
nm?n but collectively against the
Knglish will to de?truciion which
threatens Germany.
"In the excitement of those days my
feeling were deeply .?urred by this.
ther these feelings ea-i continue
i with cool consideration of practical pol?
itics is another question.''
Hero Called On to Re?
duce Defence of
Petrograd Line.
Russians Threaten Com?
munications of Baltic
Petrograd Announces Success
of Withdrawal of War
saw Forces.
London, Aug. 13.?Field Marshal
von Hindenburg, upon whom the
most difficult tasks are imposed, has
personally taken command of tho
German army attacking Kovno, and,
according to the German official re?
port issued to-night, has made fur?
ther progress in the fighting against
the Russians in that region.
The selection of Germany's na?
tional hero for the duty of capturing
the fortress of Kovno, which stand?
between the Germans an?! Vilna and
the Warsaw-Petrograd Railway, is
an indication of the importance the
German General Staff attaches to
this operation and to the serious?
ness of the defeat they have sus
taine?! there in a week of terrific
assaults and staggering losses.
The Russian War Office, in an offi?
cial communiction to-night, admits
the evacuation of the towns of
Sokolow, Siedeice and I.ukow, to the
east of Warsaw, but claims that the
Germans in the region of Riga have
been driven back, and that near
? Kovno, under the pressure of the
I Russians, they have abandoned their
| attack.
The news that the civilians had
commenced to evacuate Kovno a*
well as Vilna led to the belief in
many quarters that the Russians
either had decided to give them up
or had no hope of holding them,
Now, however, they are fighting
hard to retain both cities, and in the
latest official report from Petrogra?!
it is claimed that the Russians have
repulsed the Gorman attacks, except
at one point, where a ?lonperate ar?
tillery engagement is in progress.
Further north, between Ponieweoeh
1 and Dvinsk, where General von Buelow
? a week ago was advancing rapidly tow?
ard the railway, the Germans apparent?
ly have suffered a setback, for the Rus?
sians now speak of pressing them and
declare they have reoccupied the town
of Toviny, which is considerably we?t
of the point to which the Germans had
South of Riga also the Germans are
said to be doing little more than hold?
ing their own, so that the talked of
advance toward Petrograd seems to ba
developing veiy slowly.
Siedelce Falls to Germana.
On the other hand, the Germans con?
tinue to drive in the Russians to the
northeast and east of Warsaw, and with
the capture of Siedelce are within a
..hort distance of the Hug River, one
of the main supports of the Brest
Litovsk line, which it was believed the
Russians originally intended to hold
but which the German offensive to the
northeast may prevent. Field Marshal
von Mackensen, who commands the
Germans in the southeast, between the
Vieprz and the Bug, again is reported
to have beer, held up by a Russian
counter attack, and it is declared in
military circles that if he is not further
south than he was a week ago he cer?
tainly is not further north.
The military critics disagree ai to
the probable line on wh ch Grand Duke
Nicholas will elect to make hia stand,
but a majority of them consider it
hardly likel; that he will try to hold
the Brest-Litovsk front.
The fact that the Germans are ab!?
to advance with comparative rapidity
due east from Warsaw, while being
checked on the right and left flankt,
has strengthened the conviction in Eng?
land and in Russia that the stout re?
sistance offered by the Russian wings
has insured the safe withdrawal of the
main body of troops from the Wariaw
salient. Contrary to many report?, the
main line of communication between
the Polish capital and Petrograd has
not been cut through. It would be cut
if the Germans were to take Ovinsk.
Move Toward Petrograd Slow.
The capture of the Warsaw ?ector,
where the Russians are making little
attempt to check the German advance,
of the Polish city of Siedelce, fifty life
miles southeast of Warsaw, was an?
nounced to-day at Berlin Army HeaeV
The city of Siedelce lay directly m
the path of the Teuton*,? forcea which
pressed eastward iror*r Warsaw after

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