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CIRCULATION
Over 100,000 Daily
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First to Last?the Truth: News ? Editorials ? Advertisements
Vou LXXVI No. 25.473.
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The Tribune l?'? |
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 1916.-SIX PARTS-FIFTY-FOUR PAGES.
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* PRICE FIVE CENTS.
French Cut 4-Mile Gap in Third Line
STRIKE NEAR, MEDIATORS
RUSH APPEAL TO WILSON
Federal Peace Chiefs
Fail to Get Men to
Accept Arbitration.
FINAL EFFORT
SET FOR TO-DAY
President Cancels Cruise
toCallWarringFactions
to White House.
Interve: t*B? by Prcpident Wilson
-eemed last ripht to offer the only
prospect *>f nvcrtinp a nation-wide
railroad atrike. The attempt to
aediate the denands of 400,000 en
pnecr- . cor.ductors and
trainm.?:?. on 2 17 railroads through
cut ti . has failed utterly.
Assumine that thi* four preat broth?
erhood!- V '?? ' ' * -?? to arbitrate any
thinn, both aidaa apparently are now
deadlocked m what should be arbi
trated.
The Federal Board of Media?
tion and Conciliation will make a
final effort this morninp to brinp
about arbitration. The brotherhoods
refused yesterday morninp to eom
itit themselv- en the question of
arbitration nntil it should be nar
rowed down to arbitration of their
own demand*- BBd not certain coun?
ter proposals of the roads at the
same time.
Road* Want I'ull Arbitration.
On the other hand, the conference
eommittee of railroad managers
made it plain to the mediators that
while they desire arbitration they
want the whole subject considered
by n.-. arbitration board, the counter
pro; - sala of the railroad companies
as arell as the demands of the men
for an eipht-hour day and time and
B hu'.f pay for overtime.
BaMaBl bb] if tha ataad
take-: 1'?? BBCl siiie was communicated
to Prc-'dcnt Wilson over the long difl
tuatt talophoaa. The Frcr-ident had
BBMcllcd an intended week-end cruise
iamew in order to keep in
touch fl th development!-. When the
?MdiBton tald him that they seemed to
have raa had a deadlock Tresident Wil
?on ? -. he be informed im
rocdifc- r.kc became imminent,
*o that beforfl the break occurs he may
have av i i rtuiuty to eall reprcsenta
? ? Ahite House
for a eonferaaca.
I'riMri.nt >la> Intervene.
prc. .-'.', : the media
their utnrco.ft endeavors to
mjma\ . - of arbitration. In
: taken by^the railroad
manai*. I ' ' brotherhood chief-".
tirely r.robable that
the P* I be put to the nece.-*
I ealliBg the Wh.ie House con
toeaefl lati to-day or to-rnorrow. The
repre- I the eraployafl had re?
ceived ro word from Waahiagtaa laat
night, ? ? comes they will take
it as a command and obey at once.
The mediators and the brotherhood
t took an entirely diffllABt view
t>i thflil joint meeting yesterday morn
ing i: HalL Iha mediators
&? they left the gather
?. they had simply told the union
official- that there seemed U> be no
chance of tffecting an agie.-meiit
through mediation. Therefore they
?iked the ir.en to eoaaidai submitting
the flBBtrararay ta arbi'ration. The
board arcnl baek to the Manhattan
Hote! ? ta gat an aaawar from
the ?? morning at 10
o'chek.
"'V( came to the men with our be
Jadgfl Martifl A. Knapp,
? lalii, "that after BBT"
er?| d tharfl waa no
propi h settlement by
media- ? , i, tore pat u-> to the
-ubmit the con
trove- on. They are
i- under advi.-e
merit ... proaaiaad to let us
' . !e at a meeting to
'
Both r*ABBB Determined.
"? ? how Austin
B. Qai | 0f t^e Broth?
erhood of rCtora, de
acribi ;
? .rs expresied the
wire that are thoold Babuit the en
1're BMtter ft. aibitration thev were
P*rfect!> awarc that a d. h ft ai
Wtegoncal answer could BOt and
*?uld mi be madfl at that time. We
*t*ted ft. onr attitude
???art ? tratiOB proposed by
them -., , as 0ur at?
titude toward mediatioa in the first
"iitar.ee, i.amely, that the conference
BBaaiittiM of managera bad raaaaBtad
Sfaai Biiaaioa of
Mediation ind Conciliation and that
'? ?" - ap to the railroad
"??"??'?" ? ka a <!<-!initc an.l ron
"'t<- prap i icapfl nt
m]P*9*Ot ,n.
'? ?' ? ,-<? wai that thi v -i.i
"'"ed that thi had never
??? any offer to arbitrate to them.
'.in We aaid, 'Saeara that propoai
wo<- knd we will fmas 0n it.' They aaid
b3BbbB*BBB| un j,Uc 4. columa A
24 HOURS* NOTICE
IF STRIKE IS CALLED
If the Big Four calls a
strike of the railroad bro?
therhoods the lines will get
just twenty-four hours' no?
tice. Ten hours after the
time limit has expircd
20,000 railroad men in the
East will have quit, A. B.
Garretson said yesterday,
and the wires will be hum
ming with the summons.
Not until long after the
ten-hour period necessary
to paralyze Eastern roads
would the strike be general,
he said. When it was, there
would be 400.000 members
of the brotherhood idle and
250.000 miles of tracks
would be rusting.
By tying up all the roads,
Mr. Garretson deelared, the
employes affected would
number 1,800,000.
MORE MILITIA
SENT SOUTH
From 20,000 io 25,000
Men Will Go
Soon.
[TtnW The Trlbun* Burrau.)
WasUaftoa, Aug. 11 The Was De?
partment ordered to the border to-day
the rest of the National Guard units
included in the President's call of June
8. With the 20,00. to 2,".,000 additional
guanlsmen this ordci affects, the num?
ber of troops on thc border will total
1.5,090. With the troops in Mexico the
aggregate number is 175,000.
Seeretary Baker announced that the
Mexican situation had not induced thia
order, but that lt was intended solely
to relieve thousand? of troops held in
mobilization camps because their units
are only a few men under thc fixed
J minimum strength.
To-day's order sends the troopg from
I Kentucky, Ohio and Vermont to the
border ns soon as transportation can
be arranged for them and Bill move
Hll the others as soon BS they are
prcperly rquipped.
liorder Troops Kestive.
War Department officials said the
troops are rcstive in camp and there
seemed to be no Min.ulus to raeraitiag
while there was no prospect of move?
ment to thc border. They now expect
most cf the regiments will be filled be?
fore the troops leave.
But this new move to expedite the
Mobilization. after recent announcc
ments that enough troops were already
on the border for emergency purposes,
ir, believed to be due also to thc
Hughes arraignment of the Adminis
trition's ia.Aei.BCjr. Although eight
weeks have elapsed since thc mobiliza?
tion or.!' r wa- issued. some states have
. single BOldiS. to thc fron
tkr, it is deelarad, and raeraitiag has
so fallen off in some locahties that
1 .(-pc of bringing the units up **D mini?
mum Btiaagth has almost been aban
tlonec.
The Administration is most anxious,
V.w.-ver. thal the mobilization shall at
least he ct.nip..itad befor. the retreat ia
sounded, and n.-day's announcement
thal all units Will go to the border is
expectad to -tinalata raeraitiag.
Seeretary Baker I'.plain*..
Seeretarv of War Baker. writing to
dav ta an Daaamed critie, jnitined
from th. Administration standpoint the
raaintaining of th. militia on the bor?
der. Mr. Baker rafasad to divulge his
eorresoondent'l name, and it il gen?
erally understood that the Seeretary
intended his letter primarily as a reply
to Haghes's itrictnrss,
Ltkl Mr. Hughes, the Seeretary s cor
dent asked why the militia, a
?tata of w?r not .xisting, were BO* per
nntted to return to their civil occupa
tiona. Mr. Baker*. letter follows:
"\ call ta arms upon any body ol
men in the country except the regular
army, who make . professioa Ol the
military lif. woald inevitably mter
rupt BU.ine.., professional and per?
sonal careers. and it is impossible to
imagine an> litnatioa m which the or
iranized militia or National Guard ot
? ? .eral Itatei eould be summoncd
|C without hard
ship and inconvenience, and yet both
the Constitution of thc United Statei
and the lawi aud. pursuant thereto
recornisc thos. militia and National
Goard units aa th. Mcoadary reliance
of the go*/.raiB.Bt for th. protection of
thc interests of th. I'nited States an i
the lives of th. eitizens of the country.
Many Hardships Remo>ed.
"The department regrets these incon
rtnifncei sad hope; that ths smsr
,?,ru.y will r.u.'.diy disappear and that
there will be such a restoration of or?
der and security on the frontier as
?H1I permit the speedy return ot these
cituen soldiers to their several civilian
C?nl_u**<l oss pa?e ft. e-luxaa t
WILL AID SUFFRAGE,
WILSON TELLS WOMEN
Says He Will Do All ln His Pow
er to Help Movement.
Denver, Aug. 12. -President Wilson
oatlined his position on equal suffrage
for women in a letter to tbe Jane Jef?
ferson Democratic Club, a woman's or
ejaalaatioa.
"One- of the Mrongest forces behind
the equal suffrage sentiment of the
cot'ntry," said the President, "is the
r.ow demonstrated fact that in suffrage
Btataa women interest themselves in
publie questions, study them thorough
ly, form their opinions and divide, *as
men do. eoncerning them.
"Both greaf political parties of the
nation have in their recent platform*
favored the extension of suffrage to
wemen through state action. and I do
not see how their candidate* can con
rlstently disregard these official decla
rr.tions. I shall endeavor to make the
declaration of my own party in thi*
matter effectual by every influence that
I can properly and legitimately exer
cise."
Woman's part in the progress of the
race, the letter says, "is as important
as man's." "And suffrage and service
f o hand in hand." it adds. "The war in
Kurope has forever net at rest the no
tion that nations depend in times of
Btftaa wholly upon their men."
??-a
EXPLOSIVES ARE SAFE
IN BAY, BLACK SAYS
Chief of Engineers Will Not
Recommend New Anchorage.
N'ew York Hay is safe and suitable
for the anchorage of vessel* loaled
with explosives. in the opinion of Gen?
eral W. M. Black, Chief of Engineers,
U. S. A.
In answering the written protest of
Congressman James A. Haat.il, of N'ew
Jersey, General Black writes: "The
Black Tom or Jersey Flat.* anchorage
is extremely important to contractor*
and others engaged in work requiring
the use of explosives in and near N'ew
York City, and if discontinued the re?
sult would be a serious dislocation of
the business of the great City of New
York."
General Black writes that he will be
unable to do anything toward changing
the location of anchorage.
DENTIST PUTS CROWN
ON SQUIRRELS TOOTH
Pet Now Waits for Friend to
Crack Nuts for Him.
[Br Tclf-riph to Th-. Trtt.une ]
Greenwicb, Conn., Aug. 12. Dr. T.
D. Flanagan, a dentist here, has a
tame gray squirrel, which he feeds
outside his office every night and morn?
ing. Waile munching the shell of a
nut the squirrel broke one of its teeth
to-day. Dr. Flanagan took the little
fcl'ow up.->tairs to his office, where he
treated and crowned the tooth.
The squirrel has since refused to
break anv more xhells, but waits until
Dr. FlaBBgan has cracked the nuts for
him and taken the meat out.
DIGS HIS OWN GRAVE;
POLICE CANT FIND HIM
Massachusetts "Ghost" Says
He's Disciple of Wilson.
[Hy Til-grarih to Tli- Trti.unr ]
Lynn, Mass., Aug. 12.--The Lynn
police are searching for a man who
was surprised early to-day while
digging his own grave in St. Joseph's
Catholic Ccmetery here. He had bor
rowed a part of the family lot of a
Lynn policeman and the report of hi*
action started an all day hunt for him.
Young men pas?ing the cemetery BBB
a white tigure bending over 8 grave
within the gatfla and thought it was a
ghost. The "spectre" proved to be ?
coatleaa man. uWhat's gomg ?al Ib
quired the bravest of the ghost seek
ers. "Oh, I am digging a grave^ and
I've got to finish it before night, the
man replied. "You see, I've a hunch
that I'm not long for this world and
I'm a disciple of President "Ailson, who
believes in preparednesss."
[he -rrava diggai ftopped, rubbed his
chin nnd then announced, "I cant be
buried like this. I've got to go down
town and have this beard removed.
He has not been seen since.
WOMEN'S PARTY WILL
FIGHT THE DEMOCRATS
Organizers to Work Against
Nominees in 12 States.
Colorado Spring*. Col., Aug. 11 A
conferei_.ee of the
1
Mrtf Warht rs aaaigaad to state* were
n.tiucte.i to oppoae the reelect.on 0f
all Democratic nominees. although in
keepini with the alaeUoa pol.cy adopted
rnv, active Mipport will not be
PNEUMONIA KILLS
DOCTOR AT BORDER
Major Robert N. Winn, U. S. A.,
III Only Few Days.
Kagle Paaa, Aug. 1-'. Major Robert
N Winn C B. A.. chief hospital sur
Keon Wlth the National Gua.dsmen
here. died to-day of pneumonia, after
h few days' illnes*.
The body will be taken to hia home
ia hift.ft--?*. ?
Bride of Envoy Page's Son
Dies, a Victim of Plague
Grrflo Ptiiito Scrrli-.
MRS. FRANK C. PAGE.
Strieken Soon After Honey
moon While Preparing Her
New Home in Garden City
?How She Contracted
Disease Is Puzzle to Phy?
sicians.
Mrs. Katherine Sefton Page, wife of .
Frank ('. I'age and daughtcr-in-law of i
' Walter Hines I'age, Ambassador to !
j Great Britain, died yesterday in her j
, home at 111 Fourth Street, Garden
i City. L I., a victim of infantile
paralysis.
The case puzzled physicians. Mrs.
: Page lived in surroundings that were
! considered ideal an.l decidedly inimi
'cal to the existence of germs yet she
contracted the disease and died within
three days. She was twenty-tive years
old and n bride of five weeks.
Mrs. PagO'l svntptoms were the same
lai those of the children who have been
j strieken. With her husband she re?
turned from her honeymoon ten days
latro and moved into a new house la
j Garden City. a residence in which no
j one had lived before.
On BOTOral occasioirs since her re
! turn she had hasfl in New York buy
;ing furmshings for hrr new home.
! and that she mifrht-have come in con
i taet with thc disease or those occa
! sions is the only explanation that can
BROOKLYN FLYER
KILLED IN FRANCE
I ""
Dowd, Novice Aviator,
Falls 300 Feet in View
of Friends.
[lly I'abl* t_> Th* Trtlunr ]
Paris. 'Aug. lt Dennia Dowd. a
young Brooklyn lawyer, who joined the
Freneh Flying Corps last May. after
BghtiBg with the Foreign Legion more
than a year, was instantly killed at
Buc. near Paris. yesterday by falling
|a his aeroplane from a he.ght of NO
f_et Friends who saw him lose control
believe he must have fainted in the Bfe
()nlv a week ago Dowd diopped 1,-00
feet but suceeeded in making a safe
landing when apect.tora believed ..
tragedy was certain.
Dowd had almost eompleted hu
course of training preparatory to re?
ceiving . P>>ofs certificate, and h.s
record wai the best of any of the
Amer.cam at the Buc aviat.on school.
_Cwd was engaged to Mile Paulette
Tarent de St. Glyn, of Neu.lly. a aub-.
urb of Paris, who is a musician of con
..derable note. He was a gradu.te of ,
Georgetown and of Columbia Law
v;chool and had pract.?cd law in Bir-.
mingham, Ala., before the war.
Pennii Dowd. jr.. wtioie home was
at 25fi Lafayette Avenue. Brooklyn,,
abandoned his law praetiee when the
aax *UiUd *ad wtnl l0 '???*> *p'or
Mr*. Page art known to be cleanly and
sanitary. nnd that no ca?e* of the dis
ease have been found at anv of them.
Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Paee tele
phaaad Dr. John R. Herrick, of Hemp?
stead, and told him she felt ill, as If
she had contracted a cold. She wus ,
worse Wednesday, 'vitb a steadily ri*- '
ing fever, and Thursday morning she
BfSifl telephoned the physician. By
this time Mrs. Pagc's neck had been ,
attaeked by the paralysis, and effort*
IB bend it caused great pain.
Reckefeller Expert I'owerleaa.
Thursday night Dr. George Draper. j
of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical J
Research, was called in consultation, I
and diagnosed the case as infantile
paralysis. The symptoms of the plague
were dendedly marked. Mrs. Page con
Unaod to grow worse, and by. Friday,
morning the paralysis had spread from |
her neck to the respiratory muscle* of
hai chest. This eondition, evident in
the extreme types of cases, place* the
task of breathing entirely upon the
muscles am! ligaments of the dia
phragm. It almost invariably results
in death. Mrs. Pagc's death occurre 1
within twenty-four hour* after the res?
piratory muscles had been attaeked.
Mrs. Page was the daughter of Dr.
Fr'edcrick Sefton, of Auburn, N. Y. She
?rai married June 8, 1916, to Mr. Page,
who is a member of the publishing firm
of Doubleday, Page & Co., of Garden
Cit-'' ? , , i
There will be brief private funeral
( ontl.nir.l on page 4, rolunan 4
more than a year he was a member of
the Foreign I.egion. He was then trans- ,
ferred to the flying corps.
Fighting **ith the Foreign Legion in i
the Champagne he was wounded and ;
sent to a hospital in central France. .
He had received a box of Thank?giving ,
goodies containing a note from Miss
Paulette Parent de St. Glyn. and
.str.rted a correspondence with her
which resulted in an invitation to visit ,
at her home ln his convalescence. Their ;
. ngngement was announced in a cable
message to his parents March 10.
He i*; the son of Dennis P. Dowd, of
169 West Kighteenth Street.
-?a--?
SUBWAY SHORING SAGS
AT BROADWAY AND 42D
Truckload of Steel Collapses at
Crossing?Cars Stop an Hour. ,
Subway excavation shoring sagged
dangerously when a horse-drawn truck,!
carrying three huge steel beams of
several tons weight. collapsed at j
Broadway and Forty-second Stpeet at
noon ' yesterday. Surface car traffic
was tied up for almost an hour.
Line* of stalled ear* more than
mile in length formed on Broadway,
Seventh Avenue. Forty-recond Street,
Fifty-third Street and Columbi'.s Ave?
nue. ,
The crew* of three repair truck*
from the barn* of the N'ew York Rail?
ways Company and the Third Avenue
Railwav Company attaihed chaiN, to
the beams. and the trucks and trolley
cars pulled with all their power at
the other end. Several chain* w?r?
broken. but the beams were finally
drawn to the curb. The subway pl?nk
ing waa so badly damaged that it will
bav? to be renewed **,
WIN GRIP ON MAVREPAS;
CZAR FORCES STRtPA RIVER
YON BOTHMER
ESCAPES TRAP
BYQUICKMOVE
Retires Toward Lem?
berg as Positions
Are Flanked.
RUSSIANS TAKE
NADVORNA
Roll Austrian Southern
Wing Against the Car?
pathians.
[n- I'abla to Tha Tribune.]
London, Aug. 12.?The whole line
of the River Stripa in Galicia was
seized by the Russians to-day.
The army of vort Bothmer, which
has held this strongly fortified posi?
tion since last winter, was compelled
by the powerful pressure of the Rus?
sians north and south to fall baek
hastily toward the west. To-night
the Austrians are probably in
trenched behind the Zlota Lipa
River, prepared to make a last stand
before they retreat to positions be?
fore Lemberg.
The menace to his flanks and rear,
rather than any frontal ainovement,
led von Bothmer to surrender the
Stripa line. Sakharoff on the north,
and Letchitsky on the south, had
gradually elosed in upon the Aus?
trian wings. Yesterday's develop
ments brought the threat to a crisis.
Von Bothmer chose to give up terri?
tory rather than expose his troops to
envelopment.
This decision was expected. All
through their offensive the Russians
have fought to weaken the enemy's
forces?those of the Austrians par
ticularly?rather than to gain
ground. To have bagged von Both?
mer's army entirely would have been
a greater stroke for them than the
occupation of many times the amount
of territory held by him.
Ru**ians Ready for Lemberg.
The seizure of the Stripa line of
fortitieations disposes of the last
stretch of the great wall which the
Austro-German armies erected la*t
winter from the Pripet marshes to the
Rumanian frontier. The immediate
result of its fall is to put the Rus?
sians in a far better position to strike
at Lemberg. SakharorT's capture of
several points on the Tarnopol
Krasne-Lemberg road of retreat makes
it probable that von Bothmer led his
forces baek over the southwest rail?
road branchinf* at Potutory into two
lines which run into Lemberg.
Letchitsky'* right winj- already has
reached a po.int on the north bank of
the Dniester which is wgst of the
Zlota Lipa, and the capture of Halitz,
expected at almost any hour, would
enable the Russian commander to
move in the rear of any enemy posi?
tion* on the Zlota Lipa. For this rea?
son it is not believed that von Both?
mer will be able to hold a line on the
Zlota Lipa long.
Ruaaian Line Stralghtened.
From this position the Austrian*
must retire to the Bug-Gnita Lipa
line and there make their last fight to
hold the tialician eapital. Meanwhile
the Austrian retreat will permit the
Russian* to straighten their whole
front in thi* region. shorten their
line* and ma?s their men and guns for
sharp thrusts at almost any part of
the ring of" Lemberg defences.
The Austrian*' extreme right wing
Kave way to-day before the Russian
onslaughts south of Stanislau. and
Nadvorna. an important railwey cen?
tre, wa* captured. The Teuton force.
in thi* sector are slowly being rolled
up against the Carpathian wall. To
the southeast. near Kuty, they are far
ing better, Prlanzer'* reformed army
tii-hting baek at th- Ru?*ians with a
fury that ha* won for it several minor
*ucce??e*. .
On the Stokhod DfBBBllOBT ha* halt
ed the sharp counter movement
laui-ehed by the Germans north of the
Sarny-Kove! railroad. and ha* taken
up the fight in greater strength north
east of the Stokhod, south of Pinsk.
Official Communications
on East Front Fighting
Petrograd, Aug. 12.?The official
statement issued to-night says:
The fete day in celebration of the
Caatlaaed on j-tafe i4 columo 3
ITALIAN COMMANDER
SAYS ALL GOES WELL
Rome, Aug. 12.?"All
goas marvcllously well." wai
the lacanic remark to-day
of General Cadorna. chi-f of
the Italian General Staff. re
garding the taking by Italian
forces of additional places
in the Isonzo district.
DEUTSCHLAND
SUNK, REPORT
Freneh Naval Captain
Denies Story of
Orderly.
Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 12. -The Deutsch?
land, first sub-Atlantic liner, was sunk
' on August 8 by a British patrol boat,
according to an orderly of Captain
Leskurt, commander of the Freneh ar-'
mored cruiser Amiral Aube. On that
day, the orderly said, a wireless mes
sage was received by the Amiral Aube
i saying that the patrol boat had sunk
the Deutschland that^ morning.
According to tha orderly, the radio i
dispatch told how the submarine was
sighted while running on the surface
at night, and was sent to the bottom
just as she attempted to submerge at
daybreak.
George V.'. How*, Freneh consular
\ agent here, to-night dacdared the itory
jof the sinkfng of the Deutschland was I
entirely without foundation.
Captain Leskurt later denled the ru
j niors. He asserted he had received no
j information whatever about the
j Deutschland.
Came for Documenta.
Captain Leskurt told the Collector
! of the Port Xhat he had come solely to
j get some important documents from
the Freneh Consul here, and that he
would go to sea again to-morrow morn- j
ing. Until he landed and went to the
custom house it had been understood
that he had run short of fucl and sup
plies.
To the Collector's suggestion that he
, might take on coal and supplies suffi
I cien_ to make his nearest home port,
the captain replied that his stores were i
i ample, and that he would leave early
I to-morrow.
| ?The Freneh consul had some .very'
important papers which I desired,"
said Captain Leskurt. "I came up from
Martinique, and inasmueh as I had
been cruising in the Gulf for the last
ten days, I decided to come into Pen
IBCla and get them.'*
Local shipping men believe the war-'
ship is on patrol duty, off the Gulf
coast and has been examining harborI
entrances to ascertaf. if a German '
submarine eould enter any of the Gulf
ports. For the last ten days the crew*
of German and Austrian merchant
ships laid up here have been telling
German sympathizers that the Bremen,
the Deutschland's sister ship, had se?
lected Pensacola as her port of entry
and that Allied warships were on the
lookout for her.
Consul Gasa Aboard.
Freneh Consul Howe snent a few
minutes aboard the cruiser soon after
she arrived and returned to the city.
Half an "hour later he returned, pre
sumably to deliver the documents to
the Freneh orficer. The consul said he
did not know their contents.
Lieutenant Barnes, of the I'nited
States destroyer Rowe, went aboard
the Amiral Aube late in thc afternoon
and was joined there by officers from
the United States aviation station at
Fort Barrancas. There was a confer?
ence lasting half an hour.
It was learned that the cruiser left
Martinique two weeks ago and has
about forty German prisoners aboard,
some of whom were captured several
months ago.
Halifax. \. S, Aug. 12. Admiralty
officials at this port. which tl the head?
quarters for British naval operations in
the Kastern Atlantic, to-night said they
' V.new noihing of the sinking of th>- G-r
man merchant submarine Deutschland.)
reported by an orderly of the Freneh
cruiser Admiral Aube ai Pensacola,
Fla., to-day.
Norfolk Observers
Doubt Orderly's Story
Norfolk, Va., Aug. 12. Marine ob?
servers here to-night were not inclincd,
to credit th* Freneh orderly's *torv
that a British patrol boat had lunk the
j Deutachlan'd! 'Tli'ey'poi'nfed out lhat on
August 8 the submarine was six __><
i on her return.journey to Germany, and
i that, unless there had been macninery
troubles, she would have been far out
in the Atlantic on tha. dats.
These observers also pointed to the
! fact that the Deutsch.Ia.nd eould. iub
1 rr.erge in one minute's time, and that a
, warsh'.p eould not have followed her
| for any leng*n of time at night without
; advertising her presence by using a
| scarehlight.
Nothing has been heard from the
. Deutschland s.nce Auguit 2. She waa
' last seen submtrging one mile off Cap.*
! Henry on the night of Auguit 2. That
she eluded the enemy patrol off the
Capes has not been doubted l>/re.
FOCH'S LINE
DRIVEN CLOSE
TO COMBLES
New Thrust Forces
Enemy Baek Two
Thirds of Mile.
COUNTER-BLOW
FAILS TO GAIN
Germans Attack Britis
Above Pozieres, but
Are Repulsed.
By ARTHUR S. DRAPER. i
[Bt Cabla to Tha TYIbuna I
London, Aug. 12.?The French
have struck another heavy blow in
the great Allied push. While the
Russians were sweeping the line of
the Stripa and the Italians were
pushing onward over the Carso pla?
teau, Foch tore a breach three and
three-quarters miles long in tho third
German line north of the Somme.
Thus, with their arnries advancing
on three f ronts, ended what has been
for the Allie3 the most splendid week
of the war. The outstanding fact
of that week is that the Allies have
taken full measure of their enemy.
If their present output of guns and
shells continues, they can break
through at almost any point at which
they attack.
The Russians and the Italians have
smashed the foe's lines on wide
f ronts, but they were enabled to win
these victories because the British
and French are holding 122 divisiona
?a million and a half mep-?of tha
Kaiser's best troops on the Western
front.
Atree on Military Plana.
Lloyd George and Briand in confer?
ence to-day reachei a complae agree?
ment on all qu-stU 1* of military op?
eration. At the *a. e time the Hun
garian po'itical leiders arrived at
Vienna to confer with the Austrian
Kmperor after hi* interviews with the
German Imperial Chancellor and For?
eign Minister. The great Allied drive
has begun to tell.
The French victory to-day caused
great elation in London. It demon
stratod that the Allied offensive in
Plcardy is r.ot spent, and showed once
more the power that still re.sides in the
French arm*.
From Hardecourt to the Somme
Foch's troops assailed the third Qaf*
man line to-day, and evorywhere they
attaeked they broke through. Their
charge took all the German trenehe*
and fortined works to a depth of from
one-third to two-thirds of a mile Thi.*
is the most serious holo in the German
third system that the Allie* have mada
in the West, and open* the way for
more attacks.
Maarepas PenetraterJ.
Afteh the third lme had been reached
the French dashed forward and pene
trated the southern part of the village
of Maurepas, on the road to Comblea,
and seized the slope* of Hill 109, di
rectly north of Clery. Foch'* prison?
ers in this action already total more
than a thousand.
These ?ueces*es put Combles in im
mment peril. When the remaininj*
parts of Maurepa* fall, Combles, which
lie* on the Bapaume road, seven milea
*outh and east, will be flanked. The
British, pushing east from Guillemont,
threaten it from the north. I'aught be?
tween entilading fires from both arnnei,
it cannot hold out long.
Comblea Capture Imminent. j
Their victory to-day brought the
French to within two mile* of Comblea
and atraughtene.l their front north of
Clery. When the British advance from
Guillemont, which i* alao ?eriou?ly
I threatened, a new east and we?t line
extending beyond Bapaume will be held
by the Allie*. This formation, which
proved.so successful in the earlier dayi
1 of the offensive, will give th? AUtSfl an
I other opportunity of striking the Teu
| tons on the flank.
The German* have been counter at
' tacking heavily along the whole Somme
'. front, hut have not suco-e.ied in throw
I ing baek the enemy at any point. Th*
j Freneh waited until these counter at
! tacks had worn themaelves out and thea
j turned on the weakened foe.
Pe**>crete attack* were hurled by the
j German* at the Britiah line* in an ef
| fort to recapture the high ground north
| of Pozieres, but none of these ?uc
ceeded. The next Britiah assault proo
ably will thruct eaatware*. Both CoBi

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