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light WEATHER dav and probably to-morrow; ?jth to southwest winds, so becoming northwest. fflflj Kep?r4 on r??e 10 VaflfaP^ F, rst tn Lc First to Last?the Truth: News Editorials ? Advertisements Sritome CIRCULATION Over 100,000 Daily Net Paid, Non-Returnable Vol* ]\\MI \?. 25?S31 topjriaht 1917? lb. Iribune A-.,n] MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 1917 ? ? * ONE CENT lo **ew Tork City pjd Not Plan Shooting, Says jtfrs. De Saulles fy Tells of Events That Ud Up to the Tragedy Averi He Squandered $47,000 of Her Money Her Mind Gave Way When Son Was Held from Her, h Lawyer's Statement MINEOLA. Long Island. Aug. B. *,rbed in a plain white gu.gham drflsa, ?L with her jet black hair parted an.l a-w* elo?flly over her white templca, ajn. Blaxca Dfl Saulles. in hflf jj iB tbe Nassau County jail, to-day ta)*: h?r atory of what led up to the ?raiatly of Friday night. when ahe e-i hni th* home of her divorced hus ??,?.?, John L. D? Saulles, and ehot bia tfl death. She spoke to her lawyer, Heary A. Uterhart, of the firm of Uurhart A Graham. Tbii atory. a resume of which was made public by Mr. Uterhart, ls given , ai tbe mcther'a justitication of her only previous comment on her act, which wai: "It had to be done. It just had to liflflflfa all." Into a long recital of infidelity an'! Itflect on the part of De Saulles, Mt. Vterhart weavea the atory of how hc ili?f?5 his client waa systematical'y iwpoiled of her private fortune by her Mflflflfld. Saya Huaband Squandered $17,000 Imtead of the milliona she popularlv a-ti aupposed to have possessed, Mrs. Da Saulles had in her own richt but a mnt $100,000 when the ex-Yale ath Jtte wooed and won her in 1911. Of thia. it is charged. De Saulles squan dered $17,000. Almost from the day De Saulles learned of the true cxtent of hife .<:!>'? fortune, it is charged, he began ;he neflect which ultimately won her t civoree. After the separation and ubscquent agreements in and out of court as to the divided custody of little JaMk, tbe ch.id, Mr. Uterhart aflflflltfl, tbe De Saullea family ondeavored to Mt**a the mind of the boy against lia mother. On Kriday night, the lawyer aays. Ita. De Saullea motored from her baaie at Roslyn to that of her former haaband with no intention of kiliir.fr or harming any one. She went to get her boy. who, by the terms of an agrec aant with De Saulles, was to have been retorned to her at 8 o'clock. When the hour passed and the boy was not brought back to Koslyn Mrs. De Saulles telephoned her husband's place. T?e butler answered and said the little fellow had been put to bed and that De Saullea and the family were at the Meadow Brook Hunt Club for dinner. Went to Kegain Her Son With the family absent, Mrs. De Saulles, whose mind already had been ?red with fears of conspiracy, decided it would be an cxcellent time to re pin the child herself. Kirst, accord 1*1 to Mr. Uterhart's story, she te.e Pbcned D. Stewart Iglehart. a flraall kaown reaider.t of East Williston, ask ng him to accompany her on the long rlde. Mr Iglehart declined, according to Mr. Uterhart, ar.d then it was that Mra. Da Sr.ullea resolved to Uke the pavoWar? one her former husband had given her ar.d tausrht her to uae?as a nuaiure of protection to herself. Initead of finding The Box, John De Saullei's home, deserted, with the fam? ily away at tha Meadow Brook Club, the plate wii ahlaze with light when Mr-. D* Saullea and her maid motored up in a public taxicab. She asked the driver t* itop a little way from the entrance *h:!e, with the maid, ahe crept up to iaveitigate. Throuph the window aaw and recognized those inaidfl the ***ae? De Saullea, hia father. h ter, his friends--all of whom sho be> umed to have been arraigned against ier, in lympathy at least, in the legal aattlei ahe had waged for her boy. Frant'.c at th* dflceptiofl that had been prart:sed upon her. sho rusht-d ?ita tha house and demanded her boy. Saya Her Keaaon Gave Way Tbe Le Saallflfl family'a accounts of tbe atfair do r.ot preter.d to dtny that ?be wai rafaaed ? per.mptor.Iy. It waa ?*>r? than Lat.n pr;de and apirit could War, aecordir.if to her accout.t. I'.eaaon eve way, and, fumbl.r.g in th* left TA pocket < ?*kward piare to carry a weapon, Mr. L'tarhart aoint oul of a f'.rmerPrt, .. nt flf Cbil< I rought forth aawaattti f.istol ar.d fired at her ?i-buiba-. . ara n ar.d ajfa.ri Mr bt Saul ei taughti i..i bridc to ibaot re te ight her uei!. Kvi ry bul? let took ' e lawyer'a first brief for ent. ?*d ftniahed that heart ? if, tray.c atory," flflflflrted Mr. art, I aaid to her: "Mra. Da i, :'. -.-j ar?- r.ot libfltrfltfld fli the ctarft agatnat you if any jury of Aa?r.??n men doea not aet you frae - I ? aalk ..p to the judge'a bench and tarn :n my eertifieate to prart>-e law.' I told her that, and I mean lt," Son'e Pleture in Cell ** ? Mra. De Saullea told flfl* atory t* ber eflflRflfll ahe glanred at timea, aa W for toward a photograph ** tr? littla diflaalnf table 'a glft of '? wife, *hirh adoma her ??'.I it waa a picture of a boy, whoae ey?i ?r? aa hlark and whoae hair ia aa jet ?, . tt'a. lt ia a pictura ?f littl* Jaek the innocent caflflfl of aBfltytbtag. I whatever th* oottomi flf the ?arder tr.al, it waa learned to day fl** repreaentativea flf the mtr > Iflm.ir ",r* vUl b* waged indi ?Wflar.tly an nnrelenting I?-a*a) warfare ?* Wrifl| i <r',m tha 'a?ail? of John De Saullea All tha ? BflWflt ?? -] mfJuenre that ran be ?an relativea of tha Cnntinued on Last Page Draft Rioters Shoot, Capture One ci* Posse One Slain, Two Wounded, in Oklahoma Battle HOLDENVILLE, Okla.. Aug. .'..? Fighting botwt ta otajaaiaod rooiol the selective draft and poaso men near hirc to-r.ight raaulted ia the killing of Ed Blalock, an objector to military ser *Aa$, and tho wounding of two posse men, Jack Paige and Henry JohaaOB. Paigo was carried o:T by the gang. A large posse nas gone to his re3cue. Tlie hght, accordir.j to IBBagTB 1B ports received irora ( Olaea about three miles north of that plaeo at the cross-roaus ?choolho fifty objectors, aheged membara of the "Workiaaj Claaa Lnion," have booaeoB gre^ating in the woou- Boat hero lor the last wook, poaoo membora declared, and lf araa witB I ai this or? ganization that the BOI ? luo members ol tho roaiotoro were sa:d also to have been wounded, but it had not been dttt rmiiied whothei they were captured. It was not known which fire i i ? took place is aspecially wild, being ioc.ted in a be. . 0?th Cana d.an Kivt-r. Previous to the claah nine ObJOCtor* ,:cd in ihe hills BBraaaadod Lb a d< ?ri t..bin. _ OK1 qaall organ* . .? ral draft law . ihirty ? , * io be without foundation, but ? Attorney a cuting law. ?re for the . ? - of them tent word bj ' to Burrendrr. ' ! ? men are in one group eight 1 . ? i ?while a umaller | miles east. Ind.anH ( apture Ohj4 The trailitig I irt, who fo ;?cks t, and b: I ?ao.,dcraft effect-d m II ? the opri leontanta. AaVUrita bv prisoners tall of tae ? b> ao il t0 ,"' ' ,'atieaal Army araa to :r elenent I .- ? How< ? ing more then two ' ia sa d the war, *?\ '' l,,w ? and tran portat ? . . ! thoy aroald ? tlsBO in tha ;i? aftea as thros '<mr? a wrek, alwaya ia a SOOlBdad ipol ir? the r,,, ? -i.m k.f. ' ottaatt i ?'? ' ??< A One in Five Will Fight, Draft Tables Now Show Twenty, Not 25, Per Cent Waive Exemption? Twenty-seven Per Cent Found Unfit?Boards Getiing a Better Average Than Was Expected Figures, which come closer than any heretofore published to showing what Xiw York actually accomplishes in a single day toward raising the city's quota for the national draft army, flrfllfl made available yesterday. They cover the work of fifty-five lo? cal boards on Saturday, practically all thflt Wfllfl examining in the metropoli? tan districts that day?and indicate that, instead of one in four, as earlicr Bgarea indicated, the ratio of young NflW Yorkers ready for war is one in i'.ve. Out of each hundred registranti examined on Saturday nineteen went on record as waiving exemption. In the twelve hours in which practi? cally all the fifty-five examining board ?rfl-ffl busy f>,A71 cases were passed on. That probably wtll prove about the prevailing number handled in a day's work. for under "supervised decentral laatioa" the boards' operations are not at all synchronized. and as new dis? tricts begm examininc others will be temporarily quitting to await thr ap? pearance of a second batch from their call lists. 27 Per Cent Found I'nfit Fhysical disqualifications appear to hav* numbered l.tSt, or 27 Bflf cent. on this hflBlfl NflW Vork City still would bfl findinp t per cent more of fit l nd healthv civilians than tho War De partreent 'expected. Hut, Bgain, the lack of teamwork between the local |. and the lack of standarduation method* must be considered. Some boards are puttinp; enemy ?? other flliflflfl, reirnrdless of whether or not thev Bfl**** declared their intention mineeltixflna.thttiugft th*irndi ;?..,. report* from such boards fairly repreaent the proportion of fit reai-trant. nnd the proportion BBBt Other boarda ar? po*tponinc thfl ?*> aminatlon of aliens until lt has been iflined .f. by diplomatie arrflagfl. or Coflfr??>*n* wt,ont thry arc . held available for nrntary ser "of the 4.389 men who on Saturday came out of the exarninafoi. room? d aad qualified for serv.ee 1.111 i likelt repimer.t, as retrnneut , wera on peac* footmg waived exemption. Three thouaand two hundred and eiajht, holdlBg thems-lves en titled to exemption or diflCBargfl,.fJlfld Him, ,o thflt affart. The*. eoBatitBU B percentatre.of 54. fl* OBflflMfld to 19 .: flflnflraafllaC themselvi i ready. ItoardK in Jcwish Section* Tluay Croas t'jrures up tfl Friday nipht ? 26 Bflf cent of r.tfistraiits ex d waivinir exemption. Physical. alifleationfl. 83 per cent ot, the ;;,y the board- Wfltre offleifllly ex roorhl down tfl W Bflf ,. the retnrn* ol nrrfledlni day. .-?- r B4irCflBtagfl the new Mrlj cflfltplfltfl ngntoa exact'.y . thlrtf boaida, chiefly thoae on ? 'I"- i*1 Hrownaville ?n,l i? crtain aectiofl* ot Th* Btonx, whieh JflWfaah Bflhhflth and did not :. on Saturday. kept the draft . movin* yavfterday As a rule eloafld early. arithflfli ehflchiag up, n01 he available until 0b# of thfl Eflrt S'dflhoarafl- Ma.m ?ith hea.lquarters >n Public School 2k\ ?t ''"'; Fifth Street was vastlv wor ,?..i bfl the theft of twenty-one blanka. "fl Whieh were rerorded the measure monta of ?a ninny men who had been paaaed by Dr. William GtrflflBMi-fflr. thfl , dkfll -xammrr Unitfld Btfltfll Marahal Mc( arthy, Deputy Attorney General Roscoe S. Conkling's staff and the district ex emptors are on the trail of the missing | records, the thcft of which is believed f to have been engineered by or in be half of registrants who thus hoped to | circumvent the draft. Marshal Mc? Carthy made a personal trip to the board's headquarters last night, and ? then went to Mr. Conkling's office, in the state arscnal, at Thirty-tifth Street and Seventh Avenue. Clerks from the arscnal were dispatched to open up the No. 118 headquarters. which the mar ; shal had found iocked, and to check j up the records ir-ft behind by the thieves with the call list. To Kound l"p Registrants In this way it will be easy to learn : whose pnpers are gone. Deputy mar ! shals will begin a round-up this morn? ing of eaery man examined for whom a record is not found in the board'i I cabinet. The marshal is at a loss to account ! for the fact that, important as the missing papers aro, the one which led ! to exposure of the theft had found its ' way into the possession of two small boys. The boys, when they apprnached Benjamin Bnbin, of 247 Fifth Street, ! and Louis Cooperman, of 130 Second Street, Saturday night, did not seam to know what the record was or where it had come from. "Want to co to the country?" asked one of the boys. "Why?" Baaifl wanted to know. "Here's a ticket," said the hoy. He gave nn envelnpe to Bubin. who found in it the eximination certificafe of a draft registrant who had passed his physical examination. "Where did you get this?" Bubin de ; manded. "Found it in the s'reet," aaid the hoy. Bubin nnd his friend. who had heen itandiag aerosi the itro4ri from the board'i beiulcniartrrs. aralhod over nnd ' turned in tlie rcrtinVatf toaflenry Weil, ! clerk of the hoard. Weil, much ex eited, ran to the cabinet in which the ; filled in blanks had heen filed. Two 1 certificates were lying on the floor and twenty more were missing from the cabinet. Theft an Eauy Matter Serious as the theft is in point of ' possible punishment and in considera tion of its vital effect in the lives of rog ^'rants further down the call list had it gone undiscovered, its nccom plishmer.t was a simple matter. In 1 business oftices records of intinitely lasa importance are guarded with in? tinitely more care. The local boards have no safes, and to many of them the government issued not even a cabinet. N<> special WBteh ie kept over the rabinets, and the wonder is that there hafO not been other thefts of records in the trowdod and undermanned head? quarters. Possibly there have been. That possibility is so much of a proba i bility, in fact, that an order for a gen jeral checking up is looked for to go | out to-day. The district hoard for N'ew York C;ty, which will consider claims for exemp ' tion, has at last become a fact. (Jov 'ernor Whitman nominated thirty mem? bers for it more than a week ago and President Wilson made the appoint? ment-, Saturday. Yesterday the few members who were in the city received a' their homes telegrams from the (lovcrnnr notifying them of their ap pointment. . ?? Other veir* of the draft's prorj rrss nn f'(i</i i. U.S. Abandons Plan for U-Boat Chaser Fleet Government, Instead, Will Speed Construction of Destroyers Admiral Sims Advises Move Declares That Hide-and Seek Policy of British Cannot Succeed r Sp-w-tal r<jm?spon<l?*ir*)] WASHINGTON, Aug. S. Plans for the construction of a fleet of one thou sand submarine chasers have been abandoned by the Navy Department. Instead, the navy will concentrate on the construction of destroyers, the most formidable foe of submarines, and ex pand its plans for arming merchant ships travelling through the war zone. The department will complete con? struction of small boats now under con? tract, and they will be shipped to Eng? land when completed to assist the Brit? ish patrol, but the present plan is to stop the construction of wooden chasers there. This change of attitude toward the little craft and their value in righting submarines is considered the first step in a new general policy which this gov? ernment is expected to pursue in fight? ing the German submarine menace. Vice-Admiral Sitnms is understood to have recommended the change, because he has become convinced that the pres? ent policy followed by the British navy will never dispose of the submarines. Great Britain literally has thousands of these boats natrollir.g the war zone. The records of shipping des'roycd bv the submarines show that they have I assisted in holding the destruction campaign in check, but have not re? duced it to any considerable degre\ and that there is no reason for believ ing that they ever can eliminate the submarine. As a result of the experience of the ! Britjsh navy. it is believed the Navy I Dejjartracnt has decided that this gov l ernment must use drastic measures, 1 and that it is unwise to use thousands ' of men and millions of dollars' worth i of material in following a policy which , has not been a success. The ftrst effect of the diicontinuanee ; of the original chaser building pro? gramme will ba to releaae thouaanda of ihipbuilders for other work and to divert construction materials to other tonnage. _ Board May Order More Wooden Ships New Officials Considering Eighty Additional Lum? ber Contracts WASHINGTON, Aug. 5.-The Ship? ping Board is considering the negotia tion of SO additional lumber contract4 for wooden ships over the number planned in the original Denman con? struction programme. W. J. Haynan, i a prominent lumber dealer of Hatties | villo, Miss., acting 00 an agent of the Emergeney Fleet Corporation, is now making a survey of the Southern pine stocks held in the South with a view to placing these additional contracts. The original wooden ship programrre contemplated filling lumber schedules in the South for IM contracts. Until recently the Emergeney Fleet Cor? poration was able to negotiate only t',7 af these contracts However. at the conference of Southern lumbermen with officials of the Shipping Board and the Council of National Defenc3 here la.-t week, arrangements WOIB completed not onlv for the original 100 contracts, but for !) additional ones. The Shipping Board was further ad vised that by reaching some of '.he smaller Southern lumber producers not represented at the conference lum ; bcr could be secured for a much larger programme. As a result, Mr. Haynan ir, now attempting to line up these smaller producers to supply the gov? ernment. It is understood that moditication oi the original lumber specifications will be permitted in some cases to allow the smaller mills to *aw out rou^h lumber to be later shaped into ship lumber at the li.rger establishments. - a U. S. May Force End Of Shipyard Strike WASHINGTON. Aug. lv? Strikes in private shipyards, which threaten seri? ous dclay to the naval and merchant shipbuilding programmes, have been brought to the personal attention of President Wilson, and action forcing the unioni and employers to reach a scttlement is under consideration. The most serious strikei are at the private yards in the New York district, many of which have government con? tracts. The Navy Department is be? ing embarrassed by the unwillingness of the unions and employers to reach a compromise. Conciliators of the Department of Labor have been pleading in vain with the yard owners and labor leaders at the solicitation of the Navy Depart? ment and Shipping Board. There are approximately 12.000 men out. The work which they have refuied to com? plete ii badly needed by the navy. For military reasons tt is impossible to specify the nature of the repair and construction work which the depart? ment is anxious to have completed in , the yards involved in the strike, but ! it. may be stated that it is of an ex tremely important charicter. Further delay may cause the government much concern in carrying out the Adminii tration'i war policy. Strong Peace, Germany's Aim, Says Michaelis "Heaviest Sacrifices Deserve Highest Reward," Chan cellor Declares Kaiser Observes War Anniversary New Premier Leads Cheers for Long Life to Emperor and the Empire COPENHAGEN, Aug. 5.- Emperor William and Empress Augusta Victnria arrived in the capital this morning, ac? cording to a dispatch received here from Berlin. The Emperor received reports from the Chancellor and the Chief of the General Staff. An informal reception was held In the Reichstag building Saturday, tha anniversary of the sitting of August 4, 1914, when Emperor William opened the imperial Parliament and informed the members of the deelaration of war by Great Britain and France on Ger? many. The President of the Reichstag, Dr. Johannes Kaempff, reviewed, Germany's war efforts, and declared that the coun try's enemies were responsible for re jecting Germany's peace offering. He said Germany now would fight until she obtained a peace guaranteeing the security of the empire. Michaelis"* Statement Lieutenant General Baron von Frey tag-Loringhaven, chief of the Supple mentarv General Staff, explained the military situation on land and sea, and promincnt repre3entatives of the world's commerce and industry also addressed the House. The Imperial Chancellor, Dr. Mi? chaelis, then rose, and said, in part: "We all know what we want. We will hand our patrimony intact to the future generations. We will guarantee our children and grandchildren against the misfortune of a war like this. Wa will prcserve our country by a strong and wise peace, In order that the Ger? man race may retain sure ground for its healthy and vigorous development, "Secure In Strength" "The gentlemen who preceded m? ? howed that our strength ia not para lyied; that our will is as strong ai it wai in 1914. The heaviest sacrifices deserve the highest reward. Let ui swear fidelity to the Emperor and the empire. Long live the fatherland, the Emperor and the empire." The entire asiembly rose and eheered enthusiastically, while the band played the national anthem. At the conclu sion of the proceedings a telegram wai dispatched to Emperor William ex* pressing hopa for an honorable peace. Michaelis Picks Staff BERLIN, Aug. 4. -Since Chancellor Michaelis returned from his official i visits to Munich, Dresden and Vienna the press and political circles have been carrying on guessing contests concern ing the identity of the new men who will be called to governmental and rain ? isterial posts. The Chancellor will sub j mit the list for approval, it is expected, \ early in the week, upon the return to Berlin of Emperor William. On the basis of unconnrmed fore casts made in a section of the press, it i may be assumed even now, however, that the Prussian Mini&try soon will include many new faces. Other in ; novations in governmental and admin ' istrative departments permit the deduc tion that the appointments will fore shadow in a large measure the direc 1 tion in which the work of the new I orientation will bo undertaken. Germany Warns Neutrals BERLIN, Aug. 5.?Neutrals desiring to leave Germany are now adviscd to file their applications at least four weeks in advance, as police permits to leave the country cannot bc issued until the military authorities have acted on each individual application. Three thousand such applications from neutrals were recently on file in Berlin alone. and the action on each in? dividual request invariably takes from three to four weeks. Erzberger in Intrigue GENEVA, Aug. 5. Deputy Mathias Erzberger, of the German Reichstag, says the newspaper "Liberte," of Frei burg, ii carrying on the same intrigues and peace propaganda in Switzerland as were conducted previously by Prince von Biilow, former German Chancellor. On Saturday, the newspaper eays, he received calls from many neutrals here. His efforts to get in touch with repre sentatives in Berne of the Allies are said to have been unsuccessful so far. New German Food Dictator COPENHAGEN, Aug. 6.?Herr von Waldow, high bailiff of Pomerania, ac? cording to the Berlin "Vossischo Zei tung" has been designated as successor to Adolph von Batocki as president of the German Food Regulations Board, or "Food Dictator," as that poit is com monly known. According to the "Weser Zeitung," of Bremen, the German system of food distribution is about to be entirely re organized under Herr von Waldow. German Fliers Interned Amsterdam, Aug. 5. -A German alr plane landed to-day on the island of Amelsnd, on account of motor trouble. Tbe occupants of the machine were in? terned. Ameland lies in the North Sea off Frieilsnd. It belongi to The Nether landi. Kerensky Accepts Dictator's Powers To Save Russia Rear Guard Fights Back as Russian Retreat Continues South of Dniester Slav Forces Give Battle?Bukowina Practically Cleared LONDON, Aug. fc?North of the Dniester River and along the Russian frontier the retreat of the Slavic armies has ceased, at least for the time being, and Rerlin reports violent artillery fighting in the region of Brody, the one Galician city which the Russians still hold, and along the Zbrocz River, which forms the border between Russia and Galicia. It ig too early to say whether this unexpccted activity of the big guns foretells an effort by Korniloff to smash in the great Teuton salient from the northeast or whether it heralds the beginning of a German attempt to clear out the narrow strip of Galician teiri tory the Russians still occupy and be gin an invasion of White Russia beyond the Zbrocz. Petrograd is silent on the duel around Brody, but mentions Teu? ton pressure in Yolhynia, to the north. South of the Dniester and all the way through Bukowina the withdrawal of the seventh Russian army continues, with small rear guard successes here and there which do not offset the ex? tensive evacuatior. of territory. The Germans have crossed the BessarAbian border northeast of Czernowitz and are practically at the frontier of MoMavia, as far south as Sereth. a distance of about twcnty-five miles. The Russians now hold only a small triangle of Bukowina, in the southwestern corner of the Crownland. East of Czernowitz, near the border town of Baian, the retreatmg Russians suddenly turned on their Teuton pur suers, swept back through Doljck Wood and captured 10 officers, 500 men and 3 maehine guns. Near Kovel, too, in Yolhynia, the Russian artillery stopped short an attack of seven Austrian com? panies. But for the most part the ex ploits of the Russians, as detailed by Petrograd, are guerilla adventurea with little bearing on the general situa? tion On the Stokhod River, not far from Kovel, a scouting expedition ia recorded in which tha Russians waded neek-deep through a branch of tha river, cut the enemy'a wire, and either bayonet*d or made priaoner an entue Austrian outpost. On the Zbrocz aeven Russians surprised thirty of the enemy, and killed most of them. In the south? ern Carpathians a hundred Russian scouts attacked a hostile position and bayoneted several score of the enemy. General Retreat I'nchecked Nevertheleas the retreat in Bukowina ia unchecked. East of Kimpolung. which was defended by disaffected troops. the Russians have retired again. West of the Sereth River the Austro-Germans occupied Neufratautz, and in the corner of the three-land region have taken Raraucze and hair of Baian. At the rate the Teutons are advancing on this front lt hardly seema possible that the Russians can continue lfl Bukowina more thanifl few davs at the most. Though tho morale of the Seventh Army tfl better ' than that of the forces on the north, they are relinquishing every natural . defensive line on which they might be ! expected to stand. On the Tranaylvanian border, further i south, the Rumanians are atill attack I ing Casinuli, which ifl in a state or I seige. Thus far the Teutons have man aged to hold the town. Battlefront news on Page 2. Argentina Breaks Off U-Boat Talks BUENOS AYRES, Aug. 6. -Dissatis fied with the progress of negotiations with Germany growing out of the sink I ing of the Argentine steamer Toro, the | Argentine government has broken off i the discussions that were being con ducted with the German Minister here | and has sent a final categoncal note to I Berlin requiring a clear and final reply 1 to the Argentine demands within a rea sonable time. The reply is expected 1 within eight days. Meantime it will be j decided if relations with Germany shall I be broken if the response from the j German Foreign Office is negative. The Foreign Minister and the Ger i man Minister here had been discuasing '< for the laat few days the question of ! the sinkmg ot the Toro. The reply from Germany had led Argentina to be? lieve that Germany was dispoeed to agree not to sink any more Argentine vessels, even in the war zone. When it came to a discussion of the details, 1 however, it began to appear that when it came to the final point Germany was ? not willing to give complete satisfac j tion and pledge herself to respect Ar? gentine vessels in the future. Big League Teams May Play in France Wealthy Fan Off ers to Finance Trip for the Benefit of American Fightera WASHINGTON, Aug. bv?A wealthy ' baseball enthuaiast has offered to i finance tha understaking if Clark Grif f.th, manager of the Waahington Amer , icans, will take two teams of major | league baaeball players to France for a aeriea of gamea behind the linea for j the entertainment of the American eol diera and their allies. Mr. Grifftth aaid to-night that he '? would aubmit the project to Secretariea ; Raker and Daniela. If official approval ' ia given. volunteer players wtll ba sought with a vtew to getting the back i of-the-front aerieB started aa aoon aa I possible after the aeason here eloaes. A condition of the offer is that Wal I ter Johnson, the Washington pitcher, be on* of thoae selected for th* trip. All Parties Except Maxi malists Vote Their Confi dence in Premier Counter Rebellion Feared by Leader? An All-Night Conference Unites Factions; Strong Cabinet Promised PETROGRAD. Aug. 5.- Premier Ke? rensky, who has consented to take up the heavy burden of government in chaotic Russia once more, has received a vote of cor.fidence not only from all the five parties represented at an all uight conference at the Winter Paiace that is sure to become historic, but from the executives of the Workmen's and Soldiers' and Peasants' councils, the Maximalists alone dissenting. Vice ; Premier Nekxasoff declared the govern I ment must be strengthened, because a counter-revolution exists already and was steadily growing. The Premier, who returns to the gov? ernment stronger than ever, and is hailed as the only possible deliverer of Russia, has issued a manifesto in which he piBBaaOOO to form a strong revolu tionary Cabinet. He is now virtually dictator of all the Russias. The present situation in the capital is thus summarized: All the Cabinet Ministers have placed their resignations in the hands of Pre mier Kerensky in order to facilitata the formation of a new Cabinet Pre? mier Kerensky has had conferences I with George Plekanhoff and Prince Kropotkin, returned exiles. The garnson of ePtrograd remained perfectly quiet during the political fer ment. The military commisiion sent to Kronstadt to investigate affairs thera previous to the Petrograd outbreak baa been obliged to return to Petrograd ow? ing to the hostile reception and threata made againit them at Kronstadt. A party of 160 women icouti left I Kharkav to-daf for tha Southweitcra | front. Tha ihooting ot General Erdhilli, I military governor of Petrograd, ii da J nied ofneiall/. For a while the situation was doubt* ful. He returned to the capital on Saturday and in the evening attended i a ministcrial conference, during which I he withdrcw his proffered resignation. ' Afterward he conferred with various 1 political leaders, apparently to tound the possibilities of forming a istis factory ministry. His manifeito to the people followed. Obeys Nation's Mandate M. Kerensky declares that he con ' siders it impossible. when tha country i is threatened with defeat without and i disintegration within, to refuse tha | heavy task again intrusted to him, ; which he regards as an express order from the country to construct a strong 1 revolutionary government to carry out I the principles already laid down. "At the same time," says the mani j festo, "I consider i; inevitable to in 1 troduce changes in the order and dis | tribution of government work without . allowing myself to be inftuenced by the j thought that these changes will in j crease my responsibility in the su preme direction of the affairs of state." By a vote of 147 to 46. a joint meet 1 ing of the executives of tha Workmen's : and Soldiers' and Peaianta' Councils ; confirmed the decision of the ali-nlght . political conference of continued conft I dence in Premier Kerensky. The Maximalists itronglv proteitcd, and forty-two of the members of thia party abstaincd from votlng. The Duma committee also hai con? firmed the vote of confidenca In M. | Kerensky. All Express Confidenca The all-night political conferenea at [the Winter Paiace, which ended this morning with the passage of a resolu? tion in which confidenca In Premier Kerensky was expresssd by each of | the nva partiea represented, and in 'which he was invited to form his own | Cabinet, was conducted in tha itriet I est order, but with intensa emotlon. All the participants wara obviously Iconvinced that tha decision which was ; to ba reached meant Russia'i regenera* tion or her ruin. In conversation with Tha AssociaUd ; Press correspondent who waa per ? mitted to be present the ministars d? clared the conference to be tha most ( momentoui event in the history of tha i empire since 1613, when, during the ; troublous times of tha Pelish war and intemal anarchy, the election of tha first Romanoff by a slmilar conferenea j of notables at Moscow saved the coun? try from dissolution. The debata resolved iUelf into a ! series of pamgyrics of tha absant Ker i emky, who was acclaimed the only man I invested with the qualities necessary | to restore order, while preserving lib? erty. Foretgn Minister Terestchenko declared that peace was inconeelvable, that Russia must prepare to fight throughout tbe winter and that Pre j mier Kerensky alone possessed tha i eonftdence of the nation. M. Tsere ? telll, the Miniiter of Poits and Tele* I graphs, in an emotional speech. echoed tha view that Kerensky was tha only | man who could save tha country. Ib j order to alleviate his task, declared tha : speaker, the government would abstain ] from forcing through tha party pro ; gramme. After these men had spoken, tha Pro | curator of tha Holy Synod, M. Lvoff, ' rose and said that he too conaidered I the Premier the man destinad to ba Russia's savior. Minister of Justice Efremoff said almoat the iame worda in turn, deicribing tha Premier ai aa indispensable man. Mlliokoff to Help Paul lf. Miliukoff, leadar of tha Con? stitutional Democrats, statad that his party was still ready to attempt tha formation of a coahtioa goveruaiaat.