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TUESDAY, -M LY 2S% 1916.
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f-v-rar-r-a *^*J7,\'T, ,n **w To,k n,r' *K*m*****
Jereej < Itj ?n* Hotv-ken.
Victory Near. Lloyd George Predicts;
indenburg Beaten on 30-Mile Front
Peace Alade After
Lon? and Bitter
Men Reserve Right to Go
Out if Agreement Is
--. r.ufacturers ar.d parment
. an agreement just be
LBt alfht after a long
ropolitan Tower.
-.il bo presented tothe
. rrimittce, where there
,': >_';*t of it? accept
y the member.. of the com
?ed to their va
for 1 -' I ation.
(llS meeting
doabt as to whether the
v .uld go throuirh. The even
- waa ti cr.tica! one. It had
? ? - the da) that a
?roement had heen reeehed. This
.:. . 01 the old issne of the
The workers held out for
: out union shop, without rc
. employers
-.v ith non-union men.
I'nion Issue Handle.1.
. rt ? ? nt arl Ieh ?
reaea te this last diapate. It
onion men shnll re
in omployment and
?icmbers are to detcrmine
new employes. A*- to
- ..ly nt
it a word. Thi-- wai
-.nt at
lojrera had
184 of any \*iolatiea of the
the emnloyers. The
.-sume full responsi
i - .--?-. both as t->
? ? conditions. Hoth Mr.
?r.in Fchlesinper,
f the union. reirard it as a
- the w..rk> I
? -trike is a r.idical de
T* from the ?ettlesaeat under the
-.col," >hid Mr. Hillquit.
in the nature of nn experimet;
one can tell how it will work until he
,.--.ctice. It seems cer
? ? r. howereT, * ployes and
?players take equal chances. The
? haa every ripht to feel well satis
v th the result. Net only has it
i material advantaf.es, but the
?onal ofTect on the community
? he overestimated. I believe it
e ,. lastinp peace."
|. ? ??? r snid he thoupht the
?- raald bc back in the shops to
.-'.?nt victory," he said.
Both Mdes made important conces
contrnct. The union pained
increase in wapes. while the
?ed in simplifyinp the
? ai-B-tratiea and
determ'.r.Htion of diapatea. The matter
' was conceded
. mployers in so far as it rtlates
to th. ' BB-BB Wl rker^. Na
paaalalon \* i baareaai. to en
Manufacturers' ( lalms.
Us Cloah. Sail i " Manufact
L...a' Proti ciation, the om
throuph its
cour...!, U ? ? ? ? elalBW '1
tory fer the rnatiu!'.'' ' " I ? the
arreement. Mr. LtTJ pointed out that
? ion lost not only the principle
Cf tfl ? : r which it has been
aaaaasdiaa;, the protocol and council
of tr. *i addition the
shop principle would be
;?)<.> inp.
I that the
I -.ad araetl
to eeeept the aprce
SSBt, althouph th. re w-re many who
4 th ita tl "ns.
18 Others Reported Ovcrcomc
in Cleveland Tunnel.
Fifteen men are
' ? . vv w.-.t. rWOI_ tunnel
trlb to-night.
broaght ai ? ?
t'-Temt-n and tha [ crew have,
aon. __, ,.
Hairless Women Often F:ool
Bachelors, She Asseris.
Washinpton, July *.?' MlSfl Porothy
Oebora, of ohio state- i'niversity. has
1 made a study of baldhoudrd men and
' aromefl and make? her m BMwhal
cynica! report Ifl the Aupust ".lournnl
of Heredity." Hats nre r.o more fo
blane for baid heads than is the wool
of -hecp responsible for horns, ahe
found. She reached tbe defir.ite con
e'.usion that baldness cannot be
achieved; the baid are born and not
In support of her anti-hat theory
Miss Osborn asserts that baldness in
women ia more frequent than most
bachelors will believe. "because- women
can conceal their baldness much more
easily than men."
Through heredity, however, n man
stands twice the chance of beinp baid
than a woman does. A man, Miss
< Osborn aays, falls heir to fallinp hair
if either of his parents had that
tendency, while n womnn becomes baid
only if both parents were.
"This peculinr modr of inheritnncc,"
lha aaplalBB, "is called sex limited, the
quality bctr.p dominant in malrs nriai
recessive in females. It wns found by
Dr. Thomas R. Arkell to hold pood for
thc horns of sheep."
W. O. Wood Rewards Woman
Who Pawned Gems for Him.
Thc final accountinp by James Naah
Webb, as executor of tlie estate of Will
iam (',. Wood, which he filed in thc Sur
ropates' Court yesterday, riveals the
provisions made for Miss Mary M. K< 1
lard, formerly known as the "Tombs
Anpel," because of her missionary wuik
. there.
Wood. whose'father was the founder
iof the Wood Memorial Church. in Thc
I Rronx, inherited an estate af flMftOQ
' irom his uncle, Georpe T. Laird. When
that fortune came to him he had al?
ready dissipated one fortune of like
proportions which he ir.herited from
his father. It was while doinp this
that he met Miss Kellard, upon whom
he lavrshed jewelry whose value she
estimnted at |340,000. Then came a
time when Wood needed money imme?
diately. Unheaitatingl*", the "Tombs
Anpel" pawned the fine collection of
pems Wood had piven her. He pr.
to reimburse her m his will.
Wood proTided in his will that Miaa
Kellard was to reeeire the income from
000 trust fund. Hut the account
inp filed in the Surropates' Court, shows
she also received outripht from the
estate |18,000 as a compromise on a
rote for 126,000 which Miss Kellard
had from Wood for "services rendered."
Wood left his rcsiduary . * '?
wife, Mrs. Yirpinia Wood, BBd h;s
dauphter, Miss Mary K. Wood. After
hia death Miai Wood Iean
DCCfl adopted by Wood 'rom an orphan
asylum. Several relatirei of Wood at?
tacked the will in court, but ihe in
strument vv,. si.-'riiiicd, and Miss
Wdod reeeiTed her share of the prop?
Patient Who Thought He'd Die
Goes Back to Farm Work.
Riverhead, I oag laland, July 24.
| Thanks to an old-fashioni d c.iuteri/.inp
! iron and a stout constitution, Alcx
I ander Waupenski has recovin d froni
anthrax, the diaeaafl which proved fatal
last winter to George P. Btaekpele. In
' contrraM to Mr. Stackpole, wbo ki
a cheerful conversation with his family
and r.-porters to the day of his death,
Waupenski had small hope of recovery.
His physician, Dr. Allen G. Terrell. re
, membering that eerera treatment had
i failed with Mr, Stackpole, borrowed the
' cauterizinp iron.
"The reraedj was a barsh one, bal
tbe , , f tire case vvarranted
its BBO, said I>r. Terrell to day. "I
1 eauten-ed the postules pood and deen
i three times and the patient reapeaded
[ nicely to the treatment. To-day he is
! completely rured."
W aupenskr. who went hack to his
farm work to ?day. deelared that almost
anybody would reapond to the "brand
ing iron" treatment. _
Cashier, Arrested, Said to Have
Admitted Taking $5,000.
Miss Dorothy Rarnholtr, thirtv years
old, of .'.OK West iMth Street, at
?? ?? ' reaterda*** charaed with lai
of j:..0(in froni her emnloyera, Klaaber
Broa. & Ce . M7 Broadway, ii aaid bj
? . . . ?? -.<i that her
? ? :' luxuriei led h.er to take th.*
Miaa Baraholta'a father wa
wealthy leather importer of San Vork
He retired and moved to
with hi- famrly alioc*
; ' . ? Then
the children returr.e.l U) New Vork
? r and beokkeeper foi
er Bi hi
able money and waa truated ireplieitly
until discti ' laad .n h.v
?. ? . ? Jeffi raon Mar
l-.it cour- jreaterda-* afternoon befen
. ??. ?. ? held fer ta-i
?vaaiaatiea lulx -e m Sii.i00 i-*..1
Redmond Charges Bad
Faith?Lloyd George
May Resign.
Jeers Greet Announce
ment That Cabinet Will
Not Amend Act.
I.ondon. July 24. In a debate
marked by extreme bitterneas, the Irish
settlement bill was wrecked to-nipht in
.ment Dariag tha debata Pramisr
Asquith hinted at an appeal to the
country, and there are reports to-nipht
thRt Lloyd (ieorpe has threatened to
Am.d crics from the Natioaslista of
"You'vt- betiajred Ireland as you did
? ,-n' " "Scrnps of paper! " and other
heated COnnentS, I'remier Asquith and
? tO day faced the storm
aroeaed l-y the feeliag amonp the Red*
mondites that they were betrayed by
the obstructionist movement of the
Tnionists. As a result. the povernment
il further than ever from a settlement
of its preitest domestic problem.
Whera the present situation will lead,
no ono here cares to Btate to-nipht, al- (
h all admit that the pravity of
, BBBOt be exapperated.
h ii probablS that martial law will
eontinua with some form of civil ed-j
mlnil tra~uTi Bl vvell.
Tathethreata of Redmond and Dillon
thal th.- Iriah party hsaesfarth, thouph
still mpportil | the war, will attack
.-.. rameat wheaersr they think
,rv, Mi. Asqaith replied that he
red tha sitaatioa aad baped a
ba reached. H
Redmond to help ln this. The
. now had a
chsnes which if lost BBiffht ntver re
.! apparently fell on deaf
ettha Nationslista sra thoruugh
Med bv whst th.y regard as two
obnoxioui clausea whieh were mtro
l? tha draft bill. Mr. R?4
ation thia sfti .
ehargii '' ' : Rr"' a _T
lation of the pact. Despita Mr. As
'S. Redmond obtained
;t..lV, by B motion for adjournment to
call attention to the erowing
in Ireland, which he said was due to
delsy snd th.- deplorable affsel resul*
in. from the fsilars of the povernineiit
to carry OUl the terms pw-WBed for
en| tnd already accepted by the
Irish partj
Said I.loyd (ieorpe Failed.
Redmond laid that I.loyd (ieorpe who
,l,d his b.st to briaf chsoa out of tBe
Iriah maddle, could oaly sea his pUaa
a.lnow. Ca*rB0B,DsTlin,DiUaB,0'6risn
and Asqaith all took aartin th.- debate,
which was .BliveaedDycoasuiiteheer!
'nd bitter eomments and inlerrup
tions exprasslTS of diaapproeal. Btr
Edward Caraon. Uoyd Ceorga aad
Premier Asquith did the best the>
Joul? o isve the aitaatioa. but araa
ptimiatie can ??? praetieslly
nohope of any sgreemeat wfcateasi ....
the C< " offered.
Lord Lansdosrae may quit the WD*
inet but even thal ia doubtful, ss tbe
Unionists.wl.ppased ufMMwiaBS
t0 Ulaad did so aimply ****** JJ*
feel that the v ar ia now aroa. I his a
the main conteation which they have
akilfully furthered in the last ten days.
In hi8Bpeeh,sppealinftaths Natwn
alUta not to throa awaj tha oppartB*
nit, for bringing Home Rule mto im?
mediate operation, Mr. Aaqaith said.
??1 aak thi House, an.l will ask the
country if necessary, f the^Gersra
propoaala sra not [?'r. _ ,
In rep j ng to the apeech oi Mr. Bed
rnead, Lloyd George. Seeroun [arWar.
diaagreed chiefls with tha Iriah leader
. 0f -he alleged exclualon of |
; tar,
Mr. Redmond Interrupts.
Mr Redmond interrupted by ssying
that the form of tha .;ds had been
.arcfullv considered and had been
rilled lawy.rs and ap
nroved bj Sir Edward Caraea.
PSecreUry Lloyd G. ***l***
the d'fflculty ol embodj.ng head,, ?
.e-reement in a bill, snd insisted thst
Heconfessed thsl b departars had baen
Side n the msttei of Irish repra
? nn in the I:
,hl. Unioniat membera of tha
:.^-r ra
? :,ii, had heen sat uP
"..|>-'^;;;|p. , ,,. tharafars wa,
-::!:;: :*,sh -???*..<
... , und.m.n.sned. a er
11 he prorisioni of the Homi Kule
*t h ul. become operatiTS, but Irish
,.,?., ,hould ba auiamoaed in un
rheneeei Parlia.
i-?iconaidera tha Raal settlassaat
i I . . (ic-rpe, waa faced with the fac
i?t s agreement could not bo put
;!;.ouph without_t_e_rnod.ficat.ons he
ta,_iiu.urd oo D*ae t. ******** 4
London, July 24. General
Sir Douglas rttig, commanrl
t*r in cliirf of thf British
forcrs in france, sent ihe fol?
lowing tolrgram to-day to ihe
Austr.ili.in povernment:
"Part of thc F'irM Austra
lian Division made a very
{?allant. skilful and successful
atta-r-k on Pozieres village, a
very strong point in thr en?
emy's line, and captured two
guns and some prisoners,
with slight loss."
Enemy Ships Get Up
Steam to Pursue
|Fmm ? Staff CnrrMjwn'1-nt of Tti* Trlbun* ]
Baltiaaera, July 24. There was a
sudden breakin? down of barricades on
tha piers of thc Deutschland this cv.-n
inp and the sharp, f-ray B084 <?f the
submnrii.e was thrust out preparatory
for its final dash for the Atlantic.
At B late hour to-nif-ht the dash had
not yet been made, but an ominous
movement BflfleBg numerous boats up
and down the Fatapsco Kiver proved
that the perilous cruise of the I'-boat
would be started under many hostile
eyes. .Members of the Jicutschland's
crew naade a mental inventory of the
enemy boats that bad penetrated thus
far into neutral waters to watch their
mnvements nnd repeated the conviction
voiced before that their dash would not
end in triumph, but in death.
The Deutschland subnurged late this
afternoon to test the submerj-ing
tanks and air pumps. The merhanism
was found in satisfactory order.
Service for Submarine Crew.
To-nit-ht a fareweil religious ser?
vice was conducted for the captain and
crew of the submarine aboard the liner
Neckar, by the Kev. Otto Apitr., immi
f-rant missionarv at this port. Karh
man of the crew received communion
and prayars for a safe return royage
wire offered.
Later Captain FredericK Hinch. mas
ter of tba Neckar, and officials of the
Eaatarn Fenrardlag ('ompany, were the
hosts of C'f.ptain Koeaig and the crew
nt B dinner, at which farewells were
At the droppinj* of the Deutschland's
barrirad.* of boxes and bargOfl I
smoke bciran to curl from the funnel*
of tha Raaaiaa traati freighter N'aomi.
There was much activity on board the
italian freighter Aaterla, arbeaa dark
hulk has cast n shadow over the super
submanne for more than a week, and
a miniature fleet of launches prepared i
to get into motion.
Alliea' Warhhips in Readiness.
From off the Virgiala <'apes, nt least.
twelve hours' sailing away, came the
disquietinf- news that the three Allied
eruisers on iruard there had moved
slowly out from their customary posi- I
tiOBB, learlag a horde of small but,
iwift movint? launches to gaard the
seas just beyond thc three-mile limit;
ni which the German craft may claim
the proteetion of the I'nited States ,
Just where this larj-e number of Al?
lied craft eame from is not known. It
il generallf admitted, however, that
each boat II armed with a small pun
.:.. . ?,., :?:. te iend the Deataeh
land t.. ihe l.ott.om if it can get within
before th* tabaaariaa makes its
drvi, below the water
That Captain Paul Knenijr. of the flfl- |
per-submanno, had decided to r i.--.
everything to carry h.s valuahle eargo
?jack to the Fatherland was shown by j
(oiitliinril mi ?,.????? .'4, rolunin I
Kaiser Rushes to
East as Armies
Fall Back.
Increase Their Gains in the
Salient Southwest
of Lutsk.
!By r?l.> tt UM Trl'.i-.' 1
London. July 24.?While the
German lines along the Dvina were
crumplinp up before one of the
preatest and most furious attacka
of the war, the Kaiser and his chief
of staff were to-day rushinp with all
speed toward the scene of the latest
(ierman disaster, oblivious for the
time beinp to all developments on
the western front.
London to-nipht recalls nothinp
of more sipnificance in the last year
of fiphtinp than this sudden move.
Tlie (ierman war lord has at last
piven notice that the preat Russian
nrenace overshadows all el-,?. To
many military critics he has piven
fresh proof that Germany believes
the war will be decided in the East
:ather than on the Somm". In his
hasty departure for the Russian hat?
tle line London reads a tacit ackr.owl
rdj-cment of tbe danper which is con
frotiting the Teutonie Allies at al
m^Ft every point alonp the wide
llui.p front from Ripa to thc Car
patbian wall.
I'enel rates Twelve Miles.
Drivinp a wedpe of steel throuph
the breach he made yesten'ny in the
enemy's lines south of Ripa, General
Kuropatkin to-i'ay swept Von Hin
denburp's forces back alonp a front
of thirty miles, and to a depth. at
one point, of twelve miles. Not
since the preat Russian offensive be
pan have tha Gzar's troops won such
a wide stretch of territory at one
That reports of this important ad?
vance have reached London only
throuj-h unofficial channels and are not
icmtirmed in any way by the Russian
official communiijues is regarded here
ns only natural. At the present stage
of the drive in the north, when the
(Ierman lines have not yet been vitally
irushed in and the real crisis of the
battla is still to rome, the policy of the
Russian command, it is pointed out,
would be to maintain strict silenee.
The Czar is not claiminfr nny vie
tories until he is certain they will not
Middenly be turned into routs. It is
not necessary to feed the Russian peo?
pie on imaginary sucosses when tan
fible successes are almost at hand -
that is the manner in which army men
h?re explain the paucity of official
.?tatements from Petroprad on the new
Admiration for Russia f.rowa.
Dcspite the successes of the Rritish
troops in Frnnce and the interest which
naturally attaches to all their move
ments, the Knglish peopie are now di
viding their attention between the two
greal fronts. Admiration for the Rus
muiis' success is prowmi* daily, because
it is reaiized here that the Czar'ra ar?
mies are facing assaults alon,; a front
nr.iiiy tiaiefl !'THi;?*r thafl the lines held
i y the Rritish and Kreneh soldiers, and
tbat, despite the multiplicity of at
('ontiiiiieii on |>a?e I rolumn 7
Sunday Sport
Among the* sports of all nations one indoor sport
ranks hiph. That's the Sunday morning sport of read?
ing The Tribune's Sporting Section.
you fmd the results of Saturday's many contests
accurately reported?of course?but you find much
more than that. Vou find the comment of experta. each
in his special field. on the week's domgs or the season s
Spraking of prospects, your prospects tor enjoymg
this sport next Sunday are poor unless you tell your
newsdealer where you are and what you want.
^ cZhe 4-Sxm-iaa 2Tribmte j^
**W!JV-? Firtl to Laat -<n* />uri C__W
HB^1* ,\tut Editorial*?Advtrttaamant* _*___
,J_____t. .;-?"??- ?**.** *--'* H :"**>? " * ' ? *? "?' ??? *? -
Yankee Fliers Fool Enemy
by Diving into Cloud Bank
Rockwell and Hail Escape from Hot Battle by Trick?
Four American Drivers Cited for
French War Cross.
Paris, July 24.?Two pilota of the
American eseadrille Serpeant Kiffen
Rockwell and Adjutant Bert Hail-flnd
ing themielves trapped by five German
machines over hoatile territory laat
Friday pcrpetrated a Yankee trick on ;
UM enemv and slipped back to the ;
safety of their own lines.
Rockwell and Hail durinp the after- [
noon spied an aviatik flyinp alone and '
immediately rose in their Nieuport--, !
eaper for battle with thia latest type j
of German aeropiane. It was a new
model of an old aviatik, capable of hiph
speed and carryinp two men and two
machine puns.
Rockwell arrived near the enemy I
first and, cirding, riddled him with
machine pun fire. Although it did not
kill the pilot, lt pierced the aviatik in
a vulnerable spot and foreed the Ger?
man to descend. Rockwell, watchinp
the machine fall, did not realize that
two Fokkers were behind him until the
winps of his Nieuport were riddled
with bullets.
Hail immediately joined battle, but a
few minutes later a third, then a fourth
and a fifth Fokker cloaed in on the pair
of Americans, who found the battle
prowinp too hot for them, with no
chance of reinforcements and far from
the home lines.
Then came the Yankee trick. The
Justice Retires from Amer?
ican Relief Board and
Hebrew Congress.
Boston, July 24. Justice Brandeia,
of the I'nited States Supreme Court,
to-day tendered his resignation from
the executive committee of the Ameri?
can Jewish Relief Organization and the
Jewish Congress. In explanation his
secretary, Jaeob de Maas, said that the
Ljastice'a judicial duties prevented him
from giving the necessary time to the
work of the committees.
Mr. l?e Haas said that a report that
Justice Brandeis was considering re?
tirement from all Jewish activities was
incorreet and that he still retained in?
terest in various organizations.
The justice started to-d-_y for a va
cation of ten days, leaving instructions
that he was not to be disturbed mean?
while by telephone calls, according to
; his secretary.
Justice Brandeis, it is gaid, considers
that it would be unwise for him in
future to expose himself and his high
office to the sort of criticism with which
; he met at the Hotel Astor recently. Iti
was recallcd that at that meeting one
pa-rson called at Justice Brandeis. in a
ileriiive tone, "There are higher things
than the Supreme Court of the United
States," whereupon the justice left the
I meeting aniid hisses
Friends of Justice Brandeis admitted
I last night that the idea of his retire
' ment from Jewish activities was not
: new to them, but uniformly they re?
fused to believe that he had ac.ually
severed the many threads that bound
him to the larger social and religious
movements in Jewry.
"We have all heard somethinp about
it," said Abraham S Schomer last
night, "but you can say for me that I
do not believe it."
Former Judge Leon Sanders was
! eqaally emphatic in refusing to give
! any credence to the report.
"I do not believe it," he said. "1
can see no reason why a man, because
he has been appointed to the Supreme
Court of the I'nited States, or to any
other bench, should withdraw from all
his former social activities and with
hold his support from great religious
ar.d phi'.anthropic movements.
"I say all this in splte of the fact
that certain New York newspapers
have editonally cond.mn.d Justice
Brr.ndeis'i activities in the affair.. of
his peopie since beeoming a I'nited
States Supreme Court justice, and *he
announcement of his possible retire?
ment comes Irom a newspaper."
Justice Brandeis has beeen one of
the most enthusiaitie workers for the
welfare of the Jews in this country.
He has been an active advocate of the
i Zionist movement. He was a delegate
of the Jev.ish Congresi Committee and
chairman of the provisional committee
j of seventy appointed by the Jewish
Conference in Philadelphia last March.
Americans were fighting about fi.OO"
feet in the air and a heavy cloud bank
was near them. Manneuvring into thii
bank, they dove out of sight, leavinf
the enemy machines on the other side
of the thick veil, unable to reach their
Kventually the pair arrived home,
their machines wet with mist and
searred with bullets, but safe.
Another American, Pau! Pavelka, has
just been ordered to join the escadrille
and leave. for the front to-morrow.
Four American ambulance drivera
are cited to receive the Croix de
Guerre John W. Clark, of Flur-hing;
L H. Wheeler, of Yonkers; Kverett
.lackson, of Colorado Springs, and
Thomas W. Potter, of Westchester.
To-day's French otlicial report on I
aerial operations says:
"During the night a German aviator
dr*7*"pped bombs on Luneville. One per?
son was wounded. Sub-Lieutenant
Chaput brought down yesterday his
eigfcth enemy aeroplane, which fell
near Fresnes-en-Woevre. A second
Geraean machine which was attacked |
fell near Fort Vaux.
"On the night of July 22-23 and dur- ;
ing the day of July 23 our aeroplanes
dropped eight shells on the railroad
station at Conflans, fortv on the bar
racks near Vigneulles and twenty-f.ve
08 the aerodromc at Dieuze."
Dodged 8 Shells as Men
Rushed Against FWs
Curtain of Fire.
Frederick H. Allen, a retired lawyer
of N'ew York and Paris, returned ye."-,
terday on the French liner Lafayette,
and recounted his imDressions of aj
four days' visit to the Hritish front.
He visited the sector between Thiepval
and Montauban, and, standing on a hill
top a mile and a quarter distant, ,
viewed the recent capture of (ontal- :
"The bombardment in preparation
fOT thc infantry attack began at 2 a. m. j
on the morning of the memorable July
?I a day which will survive in history.
The Knglish used every piece in their
possession, from hand grenades to
heavy tield artiilery, and kept up a
continual tiring throughout the night.
"It waa an awe rnspirmg sight to
watch the venemous spit-fire of the
heavy calibre pieces momentanly
pieree the mky darkness, and then
gradually fade. At I o'ciock the firingr
suddenly ceased, when through the
rifts of low hanging smoke the great
havoc wrought on the German positions
could be easily seen with t'reld glasses.
Seea Prisoners l'j--a-al.
"A few moments later 1 watched wave
after wave or khaki clad soldiers
iwarm over the British tirst line
trenches and charge up the steep slope
leading to Contalmaison. The right and
left flanks pushed on, while the centre
was lost to view in a curtain of t.re,
which the (iermans threw behind the
charging liaee, to prevent the ma.ssins
of reinforcements. A few moments
later many trgures were seen in fliirh".
"At first we thought the attack hai
failed, and that the Rritish were .???
treating, but soon we saw that they
were bands of German prisoners being
passed back through the lines."
"The battle continued untrl I o'ciock
in the afternoon, when lha German;
broughf up heavy roiaforcenieBta nnd
drove the Knglish out of the town, but
not as far as their former tr.r.ch'-.
That evening tha bombardment was
rcsumed. anu thfl BBtile town and its
outlymg fortifieationi irera captured by
the Britiah the next tkaj."
Scene Shiftcd Often.
Th" battle, said Mr. Allen, unlrke
Verdun, which he had recently seen,
was exceptionally interesting. as the
scene was continually ehanging, A con?
tinual stream of monition vans, dis
che.rging ther cargo to the waiting
gunr.a-r-.; thc opproaeh of large num
berg of reinforeem.-iits, massed behind
a hill out of sight of the Germans,
waiting the order to go into battle and
relieve their comrades; the crash and
rour of artillerjr, ever tengthepiag th.-ir
trajectory to keep ahead of the advai.c
mg troops; the moving of heavy field
i; the stndfiit vvhrnnying of
wounded horses all contributed to a
memorable spectacle.
Whila watching the a'tack Mr. Allen
had a narrow escape, as a battery fifty
feet from him was flhelled eight times.
Th? artiilery officer ahaeiMI, dlree*
irg the fire of the Rritish batteries,
said at the ninth shot he and Mr. Allen
Conlinor.l oa I'agr t, rolumn 4
AnzacMenWin Ground
in Fierce Pozieres
Germans Admit Drawing
Troops from Verdun to
Meet British Drive.
tRr rtttmtt fla taaaaa I
London, July 24.?Victory in a
ft/W months was promised ..re-it
Britain by David I.loyd George,
Kitchener.. successor, in the House
of Commons this afternoon. Rfa
promise was published in the same
papers that rarrio.i the new. that
the Somme offensive had atrain come
to a comparative standstil! after
pains which, while important, leave*
niuch to he done hefore the way even
to Bapaume il cleared.
"British resources and British in
telliper.ce are pointr to snatch vic?
tory in a few month.-," tho new in.id
of the War Office declared. "Th.>
1 prospects are food. <>ur penerals
i are more than satisfied, and pr.ud
rf the valor of the men they are
lcadinp. Great as the Bntish infan?
try was in \Ve!!inpt..n's and Xapo
!eon's day, it has never !>een prea'er
than now.
"One thrills with pride when one
thinks one btlOBgl to the IBBM race.
Our men are pre.-.-inp ba-'k the for
inidable foe who devoted his best
Lrains to the study of war for pen
erations. I feel COnfioVeBt that ttt>
tory is assun-d to u.\
I.ast Fear Dispelled.
"Numbers nnd all othsr rMOWCM
r.re on our side. Thero was <nly
cne fear?that years of training an l
thoupht on the part of a great mili?
tary power might be somethinp that
was insuperable. Our ni.n have
demonstrated tha* this is not so and
that British intellipence and |*>
sourcefulness, just as in the field..
of commerce in the past they have
leen able to snatch victory out of
what appeared to be complete .'..m
? meirial disaster, BOW are poinp to
snatch victory apain in a few nvruhs
from what app.ared at one moment
[ te be somethinp that was invinoible.
"There is BO doubt that the Usson
'of this battle is that w.* have simply
to press on with a!l our resources
i r.nd with the material at our com
! mand, and victory will be rurs."
Artillery Pounding Again.
Except at Pozieres, where the Aus?
tralians are slowly winning their way
from house to house, the S..mme battia
has again been taken up by the artil?
lery. The infantry seems d.-adlocked
on the lines w_n by the British Satur?
day night liaea arhieh failed to clear
the crest of Albert rulge. bal ?re too
near the top for (ierman comfort, as is
shown by a aeries of fraitlesa .-ounter
attacks. N-.w again the guns havo taken
up the right, th- Brfttsh preparing the
way for a new onslaught tha' -4
' sweep the heights clear, Bl I I
man. trying to flaaks iBBBeeS-B.S the
gatherin.g of foro- I riv.-.
In Pasleraa tha ki tt aten, t ba won
the chief glory on Batarda] night, are
alowl] pressiag forward, and seerr cer
, tain to cl.*ar the village and this por
.tion of the ridge. C.irtains of fire from
?both l ? I**** t0
reinfor'ce the rn? tha fortifiea
tions, but fn.ni w.t'.l '<> arell and eellar
to eellar of th-> raiasd houseg the Aus?
tralians are irhrlac theii foes. Laat
? -hey were along the main street;
.to-night they have won their way far
across it and aro nearing the further
si.ii* of the town. They have captured
six officers and 14.1 men and-have won
"important advantag.-*." Oeneral Haig
: reports.
Great Foreea l sed.
A little more ground has been gatned
1 and the positions Beaselidated along
the rest of the line. The British have
advanct.! a f*'w yards Uward C.ui'la
! mont, the town which they once w..n,
j but from which they were driven by a
I terrific counter attack. More counter
attacks have followed, but these hava

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