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CrVTK.llV I ?alR TO-PAY AVP TO M.IKROH OSMTI ? TO MOP BU11 **',i T" ?'>,,*i mn R>i?4.* m ?*???* * ^*******^^ Fifct* ?***_-_ 11 arrttwtne CIRCULATIOtf Over 100,000 Daily Net Paid, Non-Returnable First to Last?the Truth: News - Editorials ? Advertisements Vol. IAWI No. LV>.4,r?:>. |<->,...l?l,l 18I8? Thr Trlhain. .??'?'.1 MONDAY, JULY IM, 1916. w * * ONE CENT ln N>w Yfirk fir*.. **0*******t Jrr.n (I.t anrl Hotxikf** British Drive Again on 7-Mile Front flUGUE SHOWS BIG DECREASE; f ONLY 23 DEAD Tenement Mothers' Carelessness Ham pcrs Fight. DISEASE CURBED IN BROOKLYN Prayers in Churches for Aid; Quarantines Cut Traffic. 0s. ?'?ee:i MV cases ff .rJv. ,-.d twenty-three tha Haalth Pc ? four hours yesterday ? *********** of ?:?' bafoia, ndi ln the diapnosis ? saaM :> physician ? ni fr***- np ??dicapa ;., ... '., partment is the medical au- ? .. rawml - . rtance of the depart . - -.he disease '? congested ? d the East Sido. Yet physi .? mothers cf the ..re already g_*OWing careles3 a Mora* ? aaaa m Manhattan. :he case. were four.d I ? "'inhat lj . in Rich *i The Bror.x. . .Tcstrtr _->ppa-tme nt ? tgu ? that the worst of ? -, . BrooMya and Queens 0| tha borouchs there ? .1 decrease during: the lMt . ' :e and more effort. to ? rr spread of the dis tett antratod on Man mond, where the trend Of cases from clay to .radually upwnrd. The ?*iparatively Irte ? at all times. ? cases ir. *.-red in all ? borouph. Moal of Man . ?cov.*red on the ; two were reported ? Hi f| ? . wbaro nr ? fi und. A majority f re reported : now contain 1,876 The number of m rodoeod to tti, net Emaraon ".aid ? | that additional _fajt*_d ?(?<? thev ? ( hurrh Attendance Cut. ?he third - I I ur-iay a* ? nce at church s< ' Sun ? ?' red for ?? ?<? in the Catholic . . men 1 i i_rho.it ? r cor.prepations ang* r of the epi | ? ? : idemie were app*.'en* in mar.y citiea aad towni near N'ew ? . ? ? . . . number of children trarelllag by d und trolley, a.- eompari ty previous, and in many ; ..- restneted ?Its. I ircn were preventrri from pomj? (ii.vemor's, El snd all paaaengcra on ' .ndalay, aailing to Ar ;?? .?? landa, wer<- I thal under of local N'ew Jerscy health a .? would not be per Faf Rorka . oney Island were crowded v ? .,- ,1 hundn?' ? Vuto TraHir Held l p. rom N'ew Vork to ?? hiced as a ';ne refrula Sem Vork children r hildren from paaaing ***r. ,.* rhe Hoboken and Edgawater Utr Trolley cars were itaj Essex, Hnd ?*? rf*n county lines and fhil _____ ? hav? health penniU .i.-k. i. ? ptinff ta purchase tick ? eta for rV. ? ntoi k ? . land, Lynd* N J, were from Naw Vork 4> : !?.. to leave the train at ? .->t:s were ad's conductors to take the r.?me* and -Cranton ad I -cr.s Komjc to the lat? ter Man> Seek ( ertificatea. Kmerson y. . ity ( ommissmn ** Hil]ir.tc-. oi thi uur.* iafoctad dis Manv .iiafrnosti ?*> . ... following up ???.hich were ? f tha toat ai buey as m tt tifleatoa ? | to bi.niujrhs . n out Saturday. ? ? rtfui .'''? ? Health Department . an unpara nfantile f* held ?er, of the Rockefell.-r .rch, was ex i ' ew Yort from Maine I ' '""".uf.i en eaeje t, (oiumn 6 Ford Agent Bids Captain 'Bout Ship to Flee Plague Demands New York Be Shunned, but Commander Keeps to Course and Docks Here?Auto Man, Pacified by Health Certificates, Lands with Family. News of the infantile paralysis epi? demic reached the American liner St. Paul by wireless in mid-Atlantic. Har? old B. White. Kuropean representative of Henry Ford. who was on his way to Petroit vrith H. J. Piekman. of Co? penhagen, decided then and there that hia fami'.y should not he ipiperiUed. Ba wer.t at once to ("aptain Arthur Mills and wanted to know if the St. Paul was to be docked in New Vork City. ("apta:r. Milla answered ln the affirm atne. "I have a wife and two children on board." said Mr. White. "and in my party are the Piekman family. includ :ng two chiidren. I urpe that you com municate with New York by wireless and f.nd out if we are to be landed in Manhattan." Captain Mills complied with the re quest, ar.d the reply came back that there waa no danger of infection on the pier, and that a c-rtiticate of health MEXICANS AGAIN FIRE ON BAY STATE TROOPS No American Hit in 9th Massa chusetts Regiment Camp. . et Tflf _r__ t> to Th* TM7**-Cf 7 El Paso. Tex . Julv 23.-Snipors again fired on the 9th Massachusetts Infan? try camp to-nieht, twenty shots being fired by the Mexicans on the Mexican side and the militiamen. No one was hit. A bullet hit an ran house more than a mile from the river front. HE HAS BRITAIN S MARK OF HONOR, BUT NO JOB Rejected Volunteer Pays Dearly for Khaki Arm Band. Great Britain pives a broad khaki ' arm band. deeorated with a red crown, to patriotic subjects who offer their military s-ervieeB and are rejected be? cause of phvsical disnhihties. But this coveted band is of little value in pro curing food when the patnotism of the volunteer costs him his job. This discovcry was made yesterdav ; bv Alfred P. O'Farrell. a young Insh man. who quit a job in the steerace passenper department of the Interna? tional Mercantile Marine Com,pany i here three months ago and went to England to offer his services to his country. He was rejected because of defective vision. After tryintr to pet into other ; hranches of the military semce O'Far ' rell finallv returned home with his wife and baby*. He arrived here yesterday and discovered that his job had been lilled dunnp his absence. "Well." .-aid the optimistic OT-arrell, "with this wife, this baby and this lit? tle band I pue.s I'll be able to find f.mething prettv soon." HOME RULE PLAN HIT AT DUBLIN GATHERING Nationalists in Meeting Oppose Partition of Ulster. Pubiin. July tk, - Six thousand Na tianaliata opposed to the partition of I'lster under the Home Rule compro rrise held b meetinp in Pho?nix Park to-day. This was the f.rst public meet inc permitted by the authorities since the rehellion. The proceedinp^ were marked b"* good feeling: and no disorder i ccurred. Rasolationa were carried pledping those present to oppose by everv legin mate mean* the exclusion of any por? tion .>f i ;*??-r OPERATES ON HIMSELF WITH A RAZOR; DYING Jersey Man to End Pain Be? comes Own Surgeon. por the last three years John Gore, f fty-three. of ?"?'. Webster Avenue. Jer i sey City. has suffered excniciatmg 1 pains in his abdomen. Yesterday he decided to become his own surgeon and to opernte. With his raror he hail a! n.ost anecMdad bafora he was found and rushed to the hospital in a dying condition. The Jcr-^v City p"!'ce have re.orded ihe ca." ns an attomp'ed suicide, de i,orc's statement that he was merely ?eekirc t.. remove the endless torture occas.oried hy his illness. BANK CASHIER TAKES OWN LIFE Overwork Leads to Suicide of Great Harrington Man. t.rcat Banington, Maaa. J?lj n Clarence r'ulver, aetinp cashier of the National Mahaiwa Mank. shot and kill? ed himself with i rorohrar while alone in the bank . ffirc ta -day. The poliee . 'heliew | 4>. tanporarily unbalanced through overwork and worry Two of . ulver'i lapariora, 'he presi ? dent, K. N. Peiand. and the rash.*>r. ; Charles Boo?n. have been obliged tr ! give up their duties within the last few | months through illness. and the bul'ri , | of their work fell on Culver, who wa? I the cashier's assistant. I would permit nll travellers to con ' tinue on their journeys upon landing. This did not pirase Mr. White He 4vas greatly agita ted as the vessel r-teamed up the bay yesterday, and in r-isted that the destination be changed "I am an American citizen." he said ; *o R. R. Mathews, the purser. "and I insist that means be taken to land us 1 ;n a place where we will not be ex posed to this disease. If the line does not dock this ship in Hoboken or some other place that li free of this dis? ease. I shal! stav aboard until it is done." Mr. White regained his compnsure later and went on the pier. More over, he took aboard a party of friends who had pnssod through the "infected city of N'ew Vork." An hour after the St. Paul doekod he took off his coat and helped chrck his great quantity of bagpatfc "I got two certificates from the ships surgeon," he said, "and shall send the fanv.lv direct to Asbury Park. I my 1 self am going direct to Petroit." FIVE LOSE LIVES IN HEAVY SURF Thousands on the Beach at Coney and Rockaway See Bathers Drowned. The heaviest surf that has broken on N'ew Vork's beaches this summer, ac companied by a magnetic undertow, cost the lives of three bathers at Coney Island yesterday and of two others at Rockaway Beach. A sixth man was drowned in Jamaica Bay when he atepped into a clam digger's hole. The dead are: Abraham Perlin, twenty, of 178 Man? hattan Avenue, Brooklyn; drowned at Coney Island. Unidentified boy. about eighteen; droivned at Coney Island. Isaar W'aunkousky, thirty-five, of 53 East Fifth Street. Manhnt*an; dropped dead from exhaustion after lifesavera had reseued him from the surf at Coney Island. Adolph Winkoff, nineteen, of 1342 Prospect A4-enue, The Bronx; drowned at Rockaway Beach. Harry O'Connell, twenty-three, of 656 Leonard Street, Brooklyn; drowned at ? Rockaway Bfach. Samuel McNally, twenty-two, of 524 West. Thirty-ninth Street, Manhattan; drowned in Jamaica Bay. Four of the drownings were wit I nessed by the enormous crowds that ' thronjred the shores of both Coney and ' Rockaway. The poliee at Coney esti? mate that nearly ,".00,000 persons spent their holiday there ves'. rday and that in the neighborhood of 15.0,000 of these went in bathine. The surf at both re? ports was running unusually strong. Old dtiltna at Coney declare the under? tow there was more powerful than has been known in years. The most unusual incident of the day was the death of Wsunkousky. Hundreds watched the life fruards bnng ' him to shore. He had not lost con sciousness and walked emiling to his bathhouse. where he expired while ' changlng his clothing. At RockawHV young Winkoff got be? yond the life lines and was being car? ried out to sea when Wiliiam J McCoy swam to his re.cue. The tide was so strong that McCov, exhausted. eom mandea the boy to turn over on his back and float. He did so and sank an instant later. There were two heat prostrations yesterday. James Moretti, thirty two, ef 1974 I.e_inpr<o*'. Avpnue, was removed to the Harlem Hospital, and Thomas Tulley, forty-seven. of 154 Wes* fif? teenth Street, was taken to his home after he had collapsed in Battery Fark BRINGS HIM FL0WERS, BUT FIANCE IS DEAD Girl Discovers Loss When She Visits Hospital. A young woman carrvinp a great hunch <t flowers stepped timidlv into St. John's Hospital, I_ong* Island City, yesterdav afternoon. ?I want RnUnd Cook to havo these flowrs," she faltered. "He's the man who was injured yesterday in an auto? mobile accident," "po you know Mr. Cook?" asked Sis? ter Borneili* "He'-- mv fiance." the your.e woman replied. ' U'.-'re to be married next month, if he recovers in time." Si-.er Bemadita whisked a white handkarchiaf from her hab;t "Vou'r^ goinjr to b<- brave. aren't you?" she "Vou don't mean" "He died half an hour before you ar? rived. But we can take h:m the flow? ers anyway. can't we ?" The young woman grew hystenral and herself became a temporarv pa? tient in the hospital. She is Miss Gussie Miller, twenty years old, ol South Lakewood, N. J. CZAR SMASHES NORTH LINE, GAINS 5 MILES Hindenburg's Army Falls Back South of Riga. TEUTON LOSSES ON LIPA 50,000 Austrians Are Driven Back to the Hungarian Frontier. [By CaM* to Thr TVlr-unr.) London, July 2.3.?Tho Russians gained largcly to-day in all three of their preat offrnsives on the East \ front?north, south and in thc cen? tre. They vastly increased the danger which confronts the Teuton armies at almost every point from i Tiijira to the Hungarian frontier. General SakharofY, striking alter | nate b'.ows at the Austro German ' lines along the Styr and the Lipa and ' in the direction of Sokal. has out ] flanked Bothmer and Boehm-Er molli both aouth and north and is j moving swiftly over the northern I Galician border. Advancing south i west from Radzivilof, across the line from Brody, and south from Ber? estechk, his troops are steadily draw ing a ring of iron around the Rovno I,emberg railroad below the frontier line, Rreak* Ilindenburg'i) Line. General Kuropatkin"s "nibbling" along tho northein front has at last disclosed a vulnerable spot in the 6tout defences Eield Marshal von Hindenhurg has spent months ln erecting at the outlets of the vast marshes and stream3 which cut northwest Russia into a jigsaw puz zle. Five mik-s tht- Muscovite mailed fist has thrust itself into the Gorman lines, hitherto considered almost. Im pregnahle, and an ofTensive move? ment that may well turn out to be one of the features of the war nas been set on foot. At the southern extromlty of the great Russiiin line General ".etchit-sky ' has swept the Austrians under Pflanzer within four miles of the summit of the Carpathians and the Hungarian fron? tier, near the Jablnnitza Pass. and is arivamrine* under funous resistance toward Mnramaros Szicet, an important town, controliinp tha- ra'lroad which threads its way through the mo'jnt.-uns and into the heart of the Hungarian plains. Southeast cf Tatarow the Austrians have refrea'e.l tO '.he main ridge of the Canxtthiana, Wnna offleially adtnitfed to day. Heavy rains and snow are han dicapping the Russian operation* *.n this sertnr tn some extent, and a more rapid .idvnnre is looked for when weather conditions impn.ve. Linning-m's Loss 30,000. That the blow against von Linsingen .ou'hv-t of Lutsk ac-nmplished far more than the winning by the Ru?sians of the Styr and Lipa lines. Hnd 'he sec? tor forming the trrangl* between is m I dicated in unnfnrial estimates of the ? Teuton losses at 'n.OOii men. Of this number 14.000 were made prisoners. ' Tonsidered a* another t-tep in the working out of th* plans of the Rus? sian high command, the mflirting of such severe losses on the enemy is ' vastly more important than the envi*! I opmenl of the prnportmnntely smali terntnr*.* which the latest drive won fnr Hmssilnff Neither the (iermans | r.or the Austrians have the reserves to withstand such weakening of their forces. In addition, the Russians eapttire of forty big guns in this one stroke seri? ously impaired *he Teutnni- resistance and threw their rear col'imns to the mercy of the swiftly pursuing Cos sacks. Threateiw Stripa Line. But the most important result of RrussilotT'a brilliant r-troke along the f ontlntif-l on laane .1. rolumn I Turning Point Reached, Allies Firmly Believe Second Anniversary of the Doomsday of 1914 Finds All Entente Peoples Certain Their Victory Will Be "Complete and Absolute." By J. L. GARVIN. I Hy (able to The Tribune.) I_ondon, July 23.?Just two years ago the Austrian ultimatum was t.ung at Serbia, and the pale horse of the Apocalypse ridden by the Shadow 1 appeared over Kurope to presage the death of millions. The second anni? versary of that event finds all the peoples of the Great Allianee stamped Iwith the conviction that their victory will be, as (.eneral Botha puts it, "complete and absnlute." To be inspired by so stmng a hope is in itself a power. For the world's future the struggle, with all its horrors, will have been worth waging. Morally, we feel already that we have the reward of our waiting. Practi? cally, no one doubt s now what I ventured to say with decision in The Trib une's rolumns a fortmght ago?and your correspondent has been anything but a hasty judge of matters in this war?that the turning point has been reached. We have no delusions. We have been too well exercised in disap pointment and too thoroughly discplined by experience. We know the stubnorn and bloody process to be passed. We expect that it will take the better part of a year yet to break up the Central League and secure a sound reconstruction of the Old World. Expect Slow, Sure Work. The Allies have begun this time by reckoning with the worst that may yet have to be overcome. They have laid thewselves out for slow. sure work. Hut thev think that well before the third anniversary of the dooms day of 1914 the terms on which the war must end will have been determined l.y'the crushing of the artifieial empire which issued the deadliest message in history. The Hohenzollern system. no doubt, used that of the Hapsburgs as an instrument, but when that tool is once broken there can be no hope rontlnn?i nn pair*' 10. raalnmn 4 BIG SUBMARINE AWAITS BREMEN Captain Says Deutschland Won't Sail Until Sister Boat Arrives. .By MaaraaO la Tho fttBSJM 1 Baltimore, July 2.V Captain Koenig. of the submarine Deutschland, told friends here .-.-day that he would not sail until the expected sister sub? marine, the Bremen, arrived. It was reported to-day that there had been stor?*(i on *'ne Peut.cblnnd $4,000, ono of the gold which the North Ger nv.n I.loyd liner Prin/.ess Cecile car? ried when she was interned at Boston at the beginning of the war. This was said to account for Paul Hilken's trip to Boston last week. One of the mar.y reasons given for [the delay in tba !"*utsrh!and's da* i parture is the continued effort by the I Kastern Forwanling Company to obtain I insurance on the gold. Ii.finito information was refused at the offices of the company as to the reported .hipment of goU, and It was intirr.ated th-t the clearance papers would be issued "within a reasonable time." Silence as to Treasure. "There m,v he Sl00.000 or $4,000,000 in huilion, or not an ounce aboard. It woold not be policy, you know, to divulga the cargo list, ' it was jTO* marked. II wns added th.it rhe DenUehlaad was running a "strictly rommereiul" business ard there was no raaaon to give all the detaiU to th. .ruhltc. , ... The real cause for holdmg the un dtraoa river M long is a jealously giiarded secret of Paul Hilken. the bcha-narther < ompanv and the agent< of the Eaatarn Forwarding 'ompany. Mr Hilkan, Captain Ilinch and . ap tain Koenig all betray their anxiety and tensinn in countenances and move? ment.. They ara -rorriad, it la appartnt, over th? non-pcrival of the Bremen, which. according t<> G.-rman. close to those direcOy intt-rested in the enter priao, should hav. arrived at an Amen ean poll a week ago. The plan was to have the Bremen make a ?ensafional dash into N'ew York or Boston harbor just a week after the Peutschland's exploit. The projoetora of the (ierman adventure tigured that if the Bremen found the Ailies' .ordon ?f warship* too tight off New \ort_ the Bremen would suhmerge and daih down the coast and mto the Chesapeake, as did the I?eutsch!and. Prefer tn land at New York. From German sources it is learned that it is not the compar.y's intention to let Baltimore get all the "glory" of the German undersea trade exploit. i ..ntiniif-.l en p??? 10. rolunu- 3 zO Lucky. Aren't You: Thia morning. riding downtown. holci up your Trib? une and look at this first page. Now look over the^top and see how many peopie are trying to read the back page?the Sports Page?-of your paper. Think how lucky you are to be able to turn the paper over and read Grantland Rice. McGeehan. James O'Neale and to look at Briggs! Vou ran even turn the back page inside out and read the aecond Sports Page. And those other poor souls can get only a fleeting glimpse. Lucky you! ^* Ehe ftribune j^ ^KV\ Firtt to Last?the Truth: ___W JMmL Sewt?Edltorlals?Advertlsementt. rf___W_\m aa^^^^Ba^B. M.s-.-rr 4? t.-.a Aufllt Buriiu o.* rimilatloc.a BRITAIN REPUES TOMAILCHARGES Astonished by Insinuation in Complaint of American Company, Says Note. London, July 24.?The Foreign Office has published the text of the note handed to the American Ambassador replying to American complaints against the British ca?nsorship of mails. The reply is eonfined to the few specific allegations made la the recent Ameri? can note. It is stated that the formal answer i to the general arguments advanced by the Washington government is still un? der consideration by the Allied govern ments and will receive reply in due course. The two principal cases referred to in the present memorandum are those of the MacNiff Horticultural Company, of N'ew York, and the Standard I'nder ground Cable Company, of Pittsburgh. The MacNiff company complained of the loss of perishable goods, owing to the detention by the censor of shipping documents relatirg thereto. Special Mail Bag Provided. The British govprnment states that so soon as the matter was brought to its attention it arranged to have a spe? cial mailbag for shipping papers, which would be immedia*ely censored, so that no delay would occur. In the case of the cable company, it is stated that "the government of the I'nited States appeared to insinuate" that the delay in the mail of the cable company was directly connected with the fact "that a Britiah competitor had obtained a contract for which that com? pany had bepn tendenng." "His majesty's government," the no'c continues, "is astonished that such an insinuation snoui.i be marie, especially hs the complaint from the cable com tany appears not to have been ade .juateiy examined." The memorandum goes on to show in eonsiderable dp'ail that 'endprs for *he contraets referred to must have naa<e,l between the I'nited States and Norway on a date prior to that, upon which the censorship of Scan.linavian mails began. Willing to Eiplain in Detail. After detailing other cases, the note continues: 'The speeitie complaintj do not. sup? port the general chargp against the efflciency of the British censorship. . . . His majesty's government will always be ready to explain in detail the working of 'hc censorship. as there . nothing regarding it which they wish to concenl. Many complaints when ex? amined proved to anse from badiy di rOCtod letters, thp irrpgular aailing of neutral mail boat.a and oth.?r cause*. aatiral** outside the control of hi*. majesty's government. and are often due to the action of enemies." Britain's Mail Note Fails to Discuss Principles Washington, July IS. Great Brit? ain's memorandum regarding mail seiz ures was rereived at the State Depart? ment to-dav and will bp delivered to acting Secretary Polk to-morrow Of*. cial? of thr department had read it to night. but it was underMoo) to deal only with specific complaint*, avoidint. diacaaaion of the principles at issue between the two governmsnts. It ha-. been mdicated that nothing short of a resdjustment of the censorship of r.eu'ral mails on the principles for which 'he l'n;ted States has eontended wou'd he aeeepted as satisfaetory The note. about 1,400 words long, was transmitted bv Ambassador Pagre at London, snd had been submitted to Paris for approval of the French gov. srnmaat. AUSTRAUANS TAKE TOWN IN THIRD GERMAN LINE Desperate Struggle Still on for Positions Won, Lost, Rewon and Now Partly Held. KEY TO BAPAUME PRIZE OF NIGHT AND DAY FIGHT London Rejoices Over News of Battle It Hopes Will Finally Pierce German Line. By ARTHUR S. DRAPER. (By Cable to Tho Tribune.) London. July 2.3.?The Rritish army has struck again after its two days' wait, driving north and east on a seven-mile front from the salient before Rapaume. The struggle is still going on desperately, but the first suecesses are beyond the highest hopes hold here. Thoy givo promise of vitally4^*nportant de velopments, and London is rejoioing over tht%#*-'.*-t "news of what is perhaps to be the biggest battle of the war. It wa.s after midnight Saturday when the British and ter , ritorial forces left their lines and charged fieroely all along the ; front from Guillemont to Pozieres. Refore them was the third 'German line, which they had reached before at various points, only to be driven out again. The Germans defended it with a desperation equal to their own, and oxoept at the extreme left the battle has ebbed back and forth for nearly twenty-four hours without a decision. At Pozieres, on the extreme west of the lines. the Rritish success was immediate and spectacular. The Anzar men?the Australian-New Zealand Army Corps?veterans of the Gallipoli 'struggles, and among the most dashing of the British troops, swept over what had been considered almost impregnable de? fences and established themselves in the town. They drove the Germans from house to house, till they had crossed the main i Albert-Rapaume highway, and they are now holding it and even 'making some gains against furious German counter attacks. Battle Still Going On. To the eastward the attack was less successful. Tho ar? tiilery had not entirely swept away tho barbed wire entangle I ments and the troops were checked in the first onset. But they came on again and drove the Germans through the villages of Guillemont and Longueval and the Foureaux wood. They were unable to hold, were driven back, ralliod and again cleared their front. and were again repulsed. The last reports told of des? perate hand-to-hand struggles in the ruins of the villages and in the wood, with every indication that (Jeneral Haig intends to keep up his fight for the crest of the ridge till he has cleared it. CRAZED OFFICER SLAYS HIS MEN Maddened in Battle, Ger? man Commander Turns on Comrades. Paris, July 23. The destruction of a German fortified work on the Somme front was marked by a tragic episode, Ma-n "I.a I.ibort6" The Otdot was piven to doatrajr the fort at whatever cost. In less than six hours more than 1,500 gf*at shells were lired at it, and the defenos gave way, one by one, in a cloud of dust and smoke. The infantry then went forward, and the (ierman positions were con quered. Krench artillery officers, examinmg the ruins, discovered among a mass of dehris a Bavanan officer. with his hel met crushed and at the point of death At sight of the French officers the Bavanan seemed to collect h'-nvlf, then began to speak softly, the French men kneeling about him. The story told by the Bavarian, and later recounted by an artillery officer, was to the effect that thirty-two men had occupied the work. After the bombardment had continued for a time half of the nien wpre victims of an awfal death. Two were derapitataad, and of three others, near whom a shell exploded, nor a vestigp, remained. Tba survivors croue'ned ?t the bottom of the ?uhterranean shelters and awa.ted their fate. Another terrific explosion occurred, the men being thrown together :n a confused heap. Almost immediately flam's shot un from the underground cavern. Ther? v.as a moment of in dpacrihable terror, for now fire was ravaging tne work. The lieu'enant in eommand went mad and shouted wild ly at maginary pnemies. Tnen, in thp sinister glare of the rlamea. the offi? cer Mt furiously upon his men. kill ing one after another, and was him? self burned to death. TH? Bavanan de'erm.ned r.ot to die by the hand of hi? chief and scaled the ruins, clinging to a slope of the work, only to be buried under a block of stone. He died soon after the French officers found him in the hos? pital, to which they carnad him. The confidence of the Hritish com manders la shown in the fact that thry are again perm'ttrn;; pif-< correspond ents at the front. A Kcuter dspateh rt led at 3:30 p. m. to-day tells more than does the official report of the righting. It says: "Following a heavy bombardment last night Britrsh troopa ar.d Anzacs attacked toward Paaitrtfl ar.d (iuille moiit. Pespite desperate resistance thc An7ac* succeeded in establishmg 'hemsehea in Posieros, where they are nr.w conaolidatmg their lines. It is re? ported that the casualties were com paratively lrght. (hecked by Rarbed Wire. "West of Pfl-alafflfl the Hritish suc cosfully advanced. On the right of Pozieres the wire entanglements were insufflciently destroyed and progre?a (?..n<.e.'i!*ntly was checked by heavy machine gun f'rre. Neverthelest, w? gained a foo'mg in Guillemont. but owing to a determined counter a'taeic a.re unable to maintain the ad? vance. "<>n the M/ha.'e, our progre.sj con? tinue* f>atisfnc'or>. e.j.ermily in tha neighbi.rhood of Fo/n-reg and along *i,? road through the village north -*"?****, on which we are reported as established " ( ..--.ng in on Kedouht. One of the mrnor. bu* still very im pertant. raaulta af tha Britiah surcesr. in aatabliahin** their position \n Poai ere-i win bi> the clo?irig of the necu of the -ali.-nt at whotie tip u the fumoufl Lcipsic redoubt. Th ir great work has ao far proved impregnable, but with the occupation of the town behind lt ?rill become almost impoaaiMa for re inforcements, supplies nr ammunition 'o ri-Hch lt When .' is isoiate.i and cleared the Britiah froni arill he -traigh'.-ned froni Thi.-pvm to Guiila ??nt, and its fall will almost e*rtain ly leave m thoir hands many prisoner* und gun-a. iiermari ..ffiral repor's fo night, as usual, deny that the Hritish blow won .any nuccese. In the face of (ieneral Haig's modeat but aigniticar.V state i ment and the far more en'husiastic re? ports which are coming through from unomeial sources, no attention is paid l to this. The rejoicing is heightened by thfl increaaing realu.ation of the impor? tanee of the route of General Linsingen by the Russinns Mis is an army com posed Urgely of (ii-rmnna. and his de? feat is, therefore, even more gratify ing 'han the disastars which have ovtr taken the less dangerous Austrian armies. I.ondon flnds in tne kussian auccessea. whrch it believes are possi? ble only because tbe Western offenuva has prevented Germany from reir.forc mg ner Kastern front. ample compen aat ion for the losses and struggles ba fore Bapaume But this is in additton to the rejoi* mg over Haig't auccestes. After tha I weary hours of flipectancy whils Ha. ?