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?ection that ti >? Aastro German force? raacint most rapid j siedele? i? the capital of the province of that name and has some ?26.000 inhah I German Oth. kal The statement given out by the lui lin head ,'.i.u t? low?: , The ti. M . ? . . made progresa In the Dvina section ?dc repeated ? PC.??. \se made further advance?, although |j brought iresn Mng' troops to this front, and his The aini> of General von Sholi ? ..red three cannoi and '?44 chin? ? arm-. 1 one ii / The tr. IAN OFFK communication ' of Ja ? ' ? ? ? ? Oi ' ' ? - the Hug. ' no im? ? ? sltll 'aUSTRIAN OFFICIAI Tie following official communication s In : ' . tro retir ' ? Duma Initiates Inquiry Into Arms Deficiency ,, . -'T. tO ? an in? to war . ... ? War. ' i ? 1 ? . It Luke ' ; ? Says Germans Do Not Plan Russian Invasion "The ? "All the pitchers of Hug gins seem to be disabled nr handicapped in one way or another. Having removed the bespectacled player, the manager sub? stituted a man who can pitch only with his left arm. " Ml the base? ball stories of Heywood Broun seem t<> be making a hit in one \n??\ or a no t lie r. Having been proved to be? an ace n ra te? re corder o? the play, tins \\ riter also in? stils a sense of humor into his \\ rilinu arm. ??*. Xhc Sxibimt First t<> l.i.'! ?the truth: Xtu ?"l./tild' tills--, fui c tisements A YEAR AGO TO-DAY IN THE WORLD WAR Transportation of Fronch troops nit?. Belgium ?innoiinct'd to be complete. Firs! protoal made afalnst Gorman atrocities in Belgium. Harbor ?>f Dar-es-Salaam, in Gorman Eaai Africa, raided by British; ships in the harbor dis? I or sunk. will not fi'llnw up their advantage any further than the second line ?>f Rua? 'ter the fall of the fortresses, but v\ ill reoi, , ? lnd ?? area*? an?! . swi ftrther development! there, i rebuilding th? Th: ? onlj borne out by the fact that a further advance would irahea, but if G. neral Mar . German Army ( 01 ps, *a I .?-rgoing the at present He re : a Hungarian journalist, anil in an awe r to a question on the subject said: **If the Rusi an* repeat the strategy of 1812 bj devastating and burning everything behind them they can do so, it, howevei compelling us to rc thc strategy of Napoleon. The tactics of the to retreat when in dangerous posit II not ide us to follow them into dan? gerou - ? themselves continuous retreat is detrimental to the morale of their ,.t n?- it can be judged from a distance one may presume the of the Russian army is broken dy. "Ai to the 1812 tactics, I am per? fectly . that our armies will only continue the pursuit so long aa th? re no! threat ened, and the >' 'be army . red. I ?> to now ?' the I?-.; - ire in Austro-Gem ? ns of be taken ! ? ? pushed. "This object r.eems to be the final Ea iter-i front, and in iee how ai ?? than ould be accomplished under the circu?. . rength ',' ': ",*' ifferea will ing on ??? .- Germany Hungary e for 1 i toward th? of Russia would undoubtedly ether from th? i ich an invi in two separate movements north and south ? gth of the lain in the mo of their armies up to the railway system whicl I unex be the ? -. moved toward the ? ? be unable to n ind on the Russian Armies Safe, with Unbroken Front Vug. 13 (1 to "The : lion ng Post" I. Tl ?? Gei now to be definitely held in ain in ? ? ? lurroundinj compelling ? Il utterly fi - ' rength, ai ? ighly, from ? until have nue to ? ? unmol? lower K - Ac ? entry . bor by anaged iy '.h, . g '!iiw:i em of the Ni? : ? 1 h e ? ? ? thick, On th. top ,t *tone foundation. The roadi have bei i ? ? line with a conci up (the monster guns. These wen drawn by ? :* one mile an hour. These road?, which run under cov? supply ?lur ment. Sh. II* are be ? up in motors 'I hi ants employed to excavate were dis il when the ? . I the work Say Disorder Threatens Retreat of Russians i : Aug 13. D the F ? the i flanks, the ; ? ? : which ? ire and moi ? On ? of break n: more observed in the bat -. . aber of sevi body Guard Corns par! ?arly ' try w? . I. ? ? ? .m re region an,i 8 k it ? man comn seen i Russia Proposes lax on Incomes ? from i i , graduated tux <?? I ? < tax pro] rubles . ? ct 1,000 ? ubi? i 11&00 , i 1. rubies. 0,04)0 on 100, and a ?.rau-r-iax on each 10,000 rubles lovir lOO.fiOO. ALLIES CAPTURE TWO TRENCHES : AT GALLIPOLI In Brilliant Dash Drive Out Turks and Gain Strategic Position. OTTOMANS REPORT TAKING OP GUNS it'll Also of Damaging "a Hos? tile Warship" in Fighting in Dardanelles. . . '? ? *iug. 13 (D "The London Chronicle"i. Operation? on an ale have been ; ?? -urr.e.l on the Gallipoli Peninsula and I news is. on the whole, very favoi The battle has been general in the ngion around Krithia, The Allies,: having been strongly reinforced, at? tacked the Turkish poaitions and in brilliai won two lines of trenchei which, according to Frond. officers, poaaesi considerable strategic impoi ! i In the region of Achi Haba a?' duel? have been intense. At Ari Hurnu a British battalion was forced to 800 ?nids before S particular:', violent attack, but its 1 none the worse for thai occurrence I'm ing thii attack three enemy seroi Row over our lines, directing the Turk? ish fire. Turk Army Reorganize!" Sends Family to Safety > Tli? TrlMin? ] Lugano. Aug. 18. The wife and fam? ily of von ?1er Golu Pacha, reor :? of the Turkish army, passed through Bucharest Tuesday from Coi ?tantinople, bound for Berlin. This ia red a sign t ist he b( I the po - the Turks despeiate. lubttitution of in Grand Duke of Mecklenburg for Liman von s ch?ef of the ?? called another proof <>: dissensions in the German staff al pie. Germany is making rti to intimidate Bu and Rumania by pouring numbers of troops into Hungary. 1 io,000 arc no?* c? in tw? ii and th-i Danul e. If the attach on Seibia is suecassful II be aummoned to grani fn '? passage to the Austro (. army on it? march '?' Thi? ci latipn fore? tatei to decide immediate!) with they will suie. Turks Claim Capture of Guns and Munitions ' nopie, Aug. 18. The War made public to-day the following ,t ion : ??\'. ?thin II ?ce days we have captured guns i.t.'l munitions \ri Hurnu < on the Gallipoli Pen "Our artillery has hit a hostile war? ship off Ari Bui "Near Seddul Bahr, on the right ? - of a hu ' yards by .storm." Allies at Dardanelles Are Reported Repulsed :..???? ville, L. lu An Oversea? News Agency :h from Constantinople to "Reliable report- from the front state tha. the last landing operations ? o French atid British were rela tively unimportant. At Karachali 350 .. but were repulsed. Twenty ?'ere killed. Tin- i I hip-. "A- ? ly ;." o ? Bi itiah land? ed and attempted to outflank the Turk - tiot.s i.t Ari B ;? . were ? ?1 Without making any pi og Anaforta Bay is another name for Suvla Hay, on the weal side of :? ? lipoli ? to ?uth of Suvla. Salt Laki :' the I* irdanell ? to the east. h ,ii intei viea ??' Con tantino] August '.' 1 '.mi Pacha, T irkiah ?' ter of VVar, ? timated that the I laiiilci by ?hi Entente A"'?'-'1 in their ?aal operations totalled about 6 men. Turks Urged to Break with Italy, Is Report It i- report? I from ? at the Y( m _' 'I ? mg. at ?a I. ?ch Envei I r, argued the i e I tal y ? is free Tui spy," ' ?? Italian Ambassador, and ?iniull ' the I ta ii. .. lecided t" meanwhil? ?o Italy t" ALLIES VICTORIOUS IN THE KAMERUN i apture I inhere in Brilliant ! ngagement in Western equatorial Africa. I'?' .. dispatch receive.1 to-day by the llava? Ne.?? h rVesI ther suc troops of the Kntente Allies ' ? l Kam., r un, sax I which had intend ? ? ded on Ja]y ]?, . ? ur import post ? ? high, i ? fled, but on Jul ? tacke i ? .? a- repu engag? in the di ? , '. ?? .?ere ?light. ? ij heavj " '1 he capture ,?:' Gar?a and Ngaun ?; troops " it ? Ger . .. tried ' ' ie latter place, ? ed :i ' .'.i. In th? .run, where th.? reported i that S ration culminating m the c. resulted in completing the , that part of the CongJ ceded ',.-, i:.ai.y in 1911. Hope Tempers Sadness in War-Wounded Russia "To the End with Our Allies, Whatever the Cost!" the Spirii I hat Reigni in Hearts of Poor and Rich Alike, Declares Salvation Army Colonel. [Itv l ?!,!?? In Til' Trl'ii.i? ) [aontlon, Aug. 13. Colonel Theodor Kitebing, of the Salvation Arm?,- Head quarters, in an article t" the "Chronl ele" fr.'To Petrograd, dated Julv in communient.--, his impression? of Hut sia war-worn, wounded, in mournini orphaned ? r erldowed, with Ihe enem Sl her front gStS, S?d vet ?li-termined hopeful, secure in her faith of victory "H Ithin the la I eight month?, writ? I olon? i Kit? blag, "I have vis many Kuropean countries wh'.cl are iffected by war. In each case have visited the capita] as well a th? smaller cities and have seen some thing of the underworld of poverti and sorrow and death which per. ad?. the homes of the lower elasses as wel ai th" grief and tears and sacrifico 'nij'ns in the home.? ?vf refinement and luxury. Of all the cities I visited in none is the f?.ct of war mere evi? dent, und thai a' every turn, than it is in Petrograd. It i impossible to i-.-* away from the memory <>t war. "I h.-.d hardly boarded an electric car outsidi th?- Finnish railway station an all nigh I train ride from Mel ;. detachment of wounded soldier I, ?bbl? d by. Proapect, thai gr?ai pulaating avenue ef commercial life, was dotted on both with littli- groups oi wounded. Never did -.--i ???? "ii?' wounded sol? dier alone, Always there were at least two, und invariably a Red Crosi nurse v.a- with thom, responsible foi their safe transit through the busy thor? oughfare) 01 '1 for their safe return to the hosi Wounded Soldiers Everywhere. "On the great bridges spanning the Neva, more wounded soldiers and urche ; ?>t SI Peti St. Paul, the Resurrection and St. Issk, more wounded soldiers and nurses. In Is, in railway stations and al the ? ros ?waj grea light ? ei er burning before th'-m claim worship and aim* of *ii<- pasaerby, more wounded soldiers and nurses. Everywhere wound? d ind nurses. "And v't hope reigns, not despair. . 1 faces, but the ? r the expreasion of sober tion 'han <>f grief or anguish. Il typi l* mething yu feel you have .??-en know ? And then f? ,?ro in some war picture ol Verestchag i i look again the very lool mak? - th and set your your shoulders bark ? . on; w rial must go on to the end.' Saillie?-? and Hopefulness Combine. combine. hears ? in Petrograd I sl pi in th. >lums, oice, iusl th? qualor in the men? ons of ai The - m Armj ilum n t irble I sat told " - i rare which ? . .-i vw heie in the ?K-arts of the iio,'r as day by day they go in an?! ' <-ut an . . :: i,a.-,, streets teem? mg with thousands of those to wlv five kopeks mean a meal. "Mere are wonit-n who?* hu?ban are si the fron?, children whc fatl "ii will never return, old men a women who??' ?ons will be seen hi no more. The father of little Ihr? year old Lisette, eating porridge ft? a wooden Spoon on a alum captan knie, ??'ill nevef see Risette again, a *l mother Is in 'he hospitj where she is doomed to die. "in the street beneath my wind? the tramp, tramp of workers going or from their work wa? ceaseless, A night long, late at night and early the morning all to whom I ?poke we horny-handed munition workers. All them had the ?ame story to tell, hope always, of fear never. 'Warsa may fall, Riga may be lost. What ? that? I' i? but for a moment. 0< cause is just. Wait. We shall triump :i the liiri^' run. God will . to tha W o hav?' Pocen disappointed, bitter ?I ?"appointed, it is true, but We do r.? Right alone i; true might.' "Von may have to wait, out if yo will only wait long enough you sha see this spirit of hopefulness, of resf lute determination, of unshaken an unsiverving confidence as to the ult mate issue. I?. wa? well put by an a? eomplished student, the proprietor <i large estates, with whom I conversed. "'It i true our brave troops have ha to fall back on lome of our fronts, h.- ail, "ind they may have to fal back still further, but we have plcnt of room to full hack. If we fall bac fiom Warsaw, there is still I'insk, i the I'ripct marshland. If we fall hac from Pinsk. there is still Kiev. If w ?fall lack from Kiev, there is stil Kharkov, and if we fall back fron Kharkov, there are still half a dozet places from which to fall back befon we full back from Saratov. And if w? fall back from Saratov, there is stil Vrallk arul all Asia to fall back on. "In government departments, nun liters, permanent official? and junioi clerks sll breathed the .-ame unchang ing spin* of hop? and of contidenc? ;, - to Russia's Icyalti to her Allies n their great cause. 'I here 11 r." p? on, nor can there ?ver b>-. All talk to the contrary is so much clap? trap, the sensational talk of dissenti? ents and mischief mongers. Raaala Loyal to Eaglaad. "Especially is this true of Russia's fealty to England. The fart that I was an Englishman claimed and won forme wherever 1 went the respect, courtesy and co-operation of every individual wih whom I came in contact. Official, 1 and orivate alike, they counted me their brother in the great and mighty eau "I* is difficult to imagine two citie? in one empire, approximating so nearly ?i;er in size, so widely dif f? renl from one another gs are I'etro grad aid Moscow. Fach [?lace has in which it excels the other, but after a lap .n years or m?re s.nce I 'Aas last in the ancle:.' di, ? il ??I to ?ec manv modernistic im menti in th? itreets and homes. found these wanting. Petrograd Item aril pushing, of favorable comparison with any eity of Western Europe. Moscow i= conservative,sleepy and almost Rastel n in her alou Hut the citizens of Moscow, proud as ever >,f the Kremlin a\d of those ?m I'" lible streets of rough hewn cobble*?, are un? ' a ?thin or without the Muscos ite Empire for their loyalty to the Allies' cause and for their deep : hatred of Prussian barbarism and oppression." LOOK TO SERBIA TO BLOCK ALLIES I ..?it min .1 from peg* I inclineil to pram necea sary to correct the injustice done to Bulgaria at Buc ? . !"? "Il should be recognized that the ! niani are more dispoaed than thr ? towal d nu ur, It ...??II be tha? t h < ? ;.- are not ? . another qu? I a In any ? have in no it ulti? man , ? have the <,ieeka ai I the count) iria is without -.' the En us much honor thai none of th.? ! bj Bulgaria should be i eatored to bei Action of (.recce Awaited. "'1 hi I, re? ins are opposed to the principles sei form by the i and they desire to prol - - situation. ll at the A! lies lai .re h joint!) ll my across Bulfj recent!) a? . and after ici s to i ontinue ? "Accoi ding to infoi n our ." "In- Mir" l'ou ?-is hat despaired of winning the sup: the I ? ? -, after first Ininging an amicable understanding em. This it on tha powers are waiting, and will under befora the ap? proaching meeting of the Greek Cham I .. . . i',." Bulgarian Loan May Be Abandoned by Germany i? ? ? ? .? - i .ui to the Loa 'Daily Telegraph"). New difllcul in 1 be pa) ment of the first part of the German loan to Bul i-rman banker., are Im? . which iris apparently cannot accept. It ira that the bankers cannot dis? much gold and offer the IB and AUS : aper. In Ai s, tha losi 10,000 francs mement or aban of a similar kind ! il ri . in regard to the Dedi agatch ing i are called ex travaganl ai '? inaceej I GERMAN CIVILIANS TO LEAVE BELGIUM Military Authorities Advise Im mediate Return to Their Own Country. London, Aug. IS. The Central News eorn terdam says the ? si in Belgium have ?ierman civilians to return i n t r ) The object of this order, it is said. Is presu . ' .. ,.., dur? ing the winter -tr Belgium. PLEAD FOR PEACE, DESPITE KAISER Germany I ails to Suppress ?Manifestoes Issued by 700 Socialist Officials. 1; i ? I 'iii? j London, Aug. 13. "The London London Dally News" ?ays: Germany's latest attempt to sup her Socialists' manifesto has not succeeded. Recently 700 Socialist of- | ? man? f to to the Parliamentary party and th executive committee of the Cerman Social Dem-1 net .tic party. The executive Commit tei replied by calling upon the der-' man ovemmcnt to open peace negotta and denouncing all suggestions of annexations byb Germany. The So-' cialist p .ity officials have now rcspond td by issuing two manifestoes which no C.erman paper has bei.i al. wed to print. Their distribution has been pro? hibited in Germany, under heavy pen One man i fest.i says: "The executive committee makes a miatakc if it hopes to chloroform the rapidly awakening conscience of work? ers with the phraae 'Defence of the Fatherland,1 a phrase *hat for centuries has been used by despots on engaging in wars of conquest, to drag the un? willing masses Into the horror? of war. Under the eover of s party truce, the ruling class is seising, one after an-, other, positions which the workers had won from them in a half century of COS -ele.-? combat. "The iientary rights of Ger? man workers have b.-en more complete? ly broken by martial law than In either England or France Only i?4rsons with? out any hiatoricalknowlcdgs will be ?hat workers will he repaid for ? "ii of their right < during the war by an extension of our r irh' - after the war." GIBBONS DENIES CALLING PRELATES Cardinal Declares Story of Peace Meeting in Switzer? land Is Baseless. Southampton, Long Island, Aug. II "The dispatch published, in which mv name is nien'ioned in connection with a proposed meeting of neutral Cardl to take place in the near futu-e m Switzerland, is without foundation", . : ? ardi?al Gibbons to-night ?i th; y of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. The Cardinal, who is a guest of the pastor of the church, refused to add anything to thi? ?tatement. Cardinal Gibbon? returned to the ? rectory this evening after a visit to the home of Colonel Robert Thompson, | Harbor. The ?ardi?al was visited on Monday (ral well known Catholic p Inelud ; ey, Bu top Haves, of Sew fork; Bishop McDon? nell, Of BrOO mi. arid Auxiliary Bishop ;? -, ..-' Newark. He refused to ?ay anything : sing this ? Cardinal Gibbons will leave nex. . Monday for Spring L?ke, N. J., where i he will remain several weeks. ' GERMANS MAKE NEW AIR RAID OVER ENGLAND Zeppelins, Under Cover of Darkness, Kill 6, Hurt 2.3 on Fast Coast, s CASUALTIES ALL AMONG CIVILIANS Women and Children Chief Vic? tims of Dropping Bombs? One Dirigible Damaged. London, Aug. 13. Official announce? ment was male to-day of an airship raid last night on the east coast of i Kngland. Six persons were killed, twenty-three were injured and fourteen houses yvere damaged seriously by ! bombs. One Zeppelin, it is said, was damaged, but escaped. The announcement follows: "Two Zeppelins visited the east coast last night, between 9:30 and 11:46 o'clock, ?Iropning incendiary and explo? sive bombs ;n various places, resulting in the following casualties: Killed, four men, two women; injured; three men, eleven women, nine children, all civil? ians. Fourteen houses were seriously | damaged. "The Zeppelins were engaged at some points, but succeeded in getting away from our aircraft patrols. One of the Zeppelins was probably damaged by the mobile anti-aircraft section." This raid of Zeppelins was the sec? ond this week. On Monday night Zep plins flew over the English coast, and with their bombs killed fourteen per ion and ?rounded fourteen othera. Th.- lasl previous, raid, with the ex -. of a minor attack on Harwich. early in July, was on June 15, when sixteen persona were killed and forty - injured. In all there have been nearly a icor*. of these attacks, resulting in ! th-1 death of more than 100 persons. . AUSTRIANS RAID ITALIAN COAST ? . .ni In na ?I from parir 1 heights recently conquered by us east of Plava. On the Cano front the night of the : l'Jth. ?luring a violent storm, the en? emy tried to surprise our advance v.-orks most menacing to him, but without any result. I lolated infantry and artillery ac? tions also took place in ('arnia, in the valley of the torrent of Ponteb bana. An Austrian detachment try? ing to climb the Italian slope was attacked and put to fl ?th?. AUSTRIAN OFFICIAL. From Vienna the following official communication eras received to-day: The naval commander report- that early on Wedne day our ?hips bom? barded the Italian littoral ailway from Molfetta to Seno Sun Giorgio. Al Molfetta four factories and two railway viaducts arere heavily bom? barded. One viaduct was shattered and one factory set on tire. At San Spirito the station and sev? eral depots were burned to the ground. At Hari the rnstle signal station and Ave factories yvere bombarded. One of the latter was destroyed. The whole of Han was covered with clouds of dust and smoke and the population was panicstricken. Ital? ian guns of medium calibre tired in? effectively on our destroyers. An at? tack bv a hostile submarine also failed. ' The railway viaduct at Seno Sa? Giorgio was ba.tly damaged hy our Are. ?hir vos-cl?. all returned undam? aged. With the exception of sub? marines o'T Hari, nothing was seen of hostile naval forces. Ye t? rdsy iir.d last night the enemy on the eosstal front o** the Italian theatre again attempted some ap? proaches, which, however, yvere re? pulsed by the lire of our artillery. An Italian camp near formons was successfully bombarde,!. On the ? arnia frontier region there is no chai ge Fighting continues on the Tyrol frontier south of Schluderbach. Her.? nl^o hostile attacks yvere un? successful, and the defenders mained in possession of all their pu? bliions. In the Btsch Valley an Auatrian armored tram expelled hostile guards from the villages of Serravaile and Chiozzola. Our ubmarine U-12 has not re turned from a cruise in the Northern Adriatic. Acetirding to Italian in? formation, it has been sunk, with its entire crew. Cross Mountain Tops and Glacier to Fi:;ht Brescia, Italy, Aug. 13. The exploit of Austrian tr ops, told o fby the War office yesterday, -ailed for audacity ami enduranc. whic.. Italians concede, rival feats of their .wn Alpine soldiers, of whom they are so proud. The Austrian mountaineers advanced through the Furva Valley. They crossed granite mountains 11,000 feet high, cov? ered with snow. They also ma?le their way ?ver the Porno glacier, the largest of sixty in that region, being eight nsilei ?id.-. After surmounting these difficult:.- -. the Austrisaa penetrated Ave miles be? yond the border, but when detected and attacked by Italian troops were forced to fall back. BURIAN GOES TO BERLIN Austrian Foreign Minister Reaches German Capital. Herlin, Auir IS. H,ron S-epher. Burian ron Baje? the Auatrian For <-ign Minuter, arrived htr?j to-day. LAKE HOPATCONG ?-I TOMORROW-Ai.o Every W t gunday ?nd Holiday L?. W. 234 S-.S.50; Lv. Liberty S Lv J.ck'on Ave , J?r?-y Ci-v, ?il 7 a.?. Lv. Bio*? Si . Neaajik, S.iO * m. MAUCH CHUNK TOMORROW acat ?a t.y. W. :MSt.g *0; Ubtrty S'.l *<*?; * 1 ??Hi J.,k?cn A?- , I'.i.v Ct.*?, ?Ala n. ? BiMifc', Ne?.?-?,-**, .-a hard COAL NO SMOKE COMFORT BRITISH OFFICIAL HINTS AT COTTON CONTRABAND ACT ! Allies Must Prevent Staple i Reaching Germany, Says Lord Robert Cecil. WILL CONSIDER U. S. INTERESTS England Will Give Americans Neutral Markets, Under Sec? retary Promises. London, Aug. 13. Lord Robert Cecil, Parliamentary L'nder-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, in the course of a forma! interview to-day defining the British government's attitude in the ; complicated cotton situation, mad' this statement: "The Allies muit by all lawful means prevent cotton reaching their enemie?. It may be considered necessary to make cotton : contraband." At the same time, Lord Cecil studiously refrained from any hint that the commodity would be re? moved from the free list at any speci? fied date or that the government had evolved any solution to meet the de- ; marids of American cotton growers an?! neutral consumers. He stated cx plicitely, however, that if cotton were made contraband Fngland would con? sider ?he act legal and internationally justified. Lord Cecil's statement says in part: i I.ffert on I'nited States Realised. "The British government is fully aware of the importance of cotton to America. We fully understand that upon a satisfactory adjustment of the matter depends to a considerable de? gree the welfare of nearly a quarter of , the population of th? United 81 ? The welfare of the whole population of Great Britain, however, also is in? volved, as well as that of all Gnat ! Britain's allies-, for whom the British j government is acting. "The Allies must by all lawful mean? j prevent cotton reaching their enemies. At the same time, and equally im- | portant, consideration must be given to a great cotton producing country like America and to consuming coun? tries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Holland. "Cotton has not yet been declared contraband, but under our blockade all cotton which is believed to be destined for Germany is stopped. It may be , considered necessary to make cotton contrae Cotton I'.sed in Explosivee. tton is a very important, an es? sential, ingredient, in fact, of propul? sion explosives. In the present xvar it has been shown to be more important than copper. If American ? through to Germany the Germa: i- to kill allied soldiers. Therefore cot? ton mus? not go to Germany. "Making cotton contraband would be a distinctly legal action, and es , internationally justified beyond protest. So far as American cotton is concern?'!, . loblem of marketing :?> woul'i,*?ndergo little change. The principal difference would be that shipment? from America which ; were ?f being for Germany 'would be sei ? d and would be liable to ition by prize court procedure if proof were obtainable of German desti? na' ion. "In any case, xvhether cotton is con? traband or not, 'he Allies must permit neutral trading in this product. Amer : ican growers must he given their mar? ket |n neutral countries even if they are adjacent to Germany. We are m ?I only in keeping cotton out of Germany. We fully realize that if ?S no German ami Austrian out tjaa*SOmmMi?ysma*?nmat^ " Ihr Dotlat Wim ai ?>? .. A l*'l <l '?! I 'irtr f'r,,,r " , ,,?. "l'I ' IM UM I M? ?MSN- K (TU l?KI?I.K? IX UM XXI M , ,"M ^ Jchj/Uiij?iti let prices may g Germany Checking Cotton Consumption Berlin, Aug. 1 '>? . . goy. ? ' tions intend? : tion of cotton. -.$ th work in eottoti ? railli and establishment? wo*1, Sax, hemj ? e__ '.? ? i'K. ?I.' der panait] pose of stocks ?? withia a fortnight to m o may work only on arm-.- ai ieri. fin account ot I I hemp and flax the it - tie parcels. GERl?RENEiV ARGONNE ATTACK French Claim Repulse of Assaults on Binarvillc Trenches. London, Aug. 13 ..??cki have been r< SS, as* saolta be.rig la . renekei between Bil teau and the rs They were r? ing, '. German attack n Ar'o: t, the ?tatemen* a when FREN! : i The '-.ition n as ; reach War ' ' day has :? list In the region of Sieupott a Gee? man i our ' There is noth il g to the reat of I artil? lery actions in Art. ? Apre mont froi ?f the Argonne, *? Is h*? t hy meal In the A rl nan at tacK last chateau of i i checke,). 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