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THE SUN, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1915.
Invasion of thai country hy the Turkf, ivlio tuive been obllscd to turn tuck i'i the defence of the Ottoman strontrnold, leaving Hi Suez Canal free, 1(10,0(10 Mr ll In At-lll.v. The exact rUreiiRtlt or tlir new army ' l.i not KlVMij, but It Is tlioucht to he close to 100,000 men, since the MrltlHlt lud nsemblid at leat that many In , the shallow of the Pyramid'" for the 1 Kp;yptlan campaign. The name of the . placo where they have been Imd.'.l Is not fflvcn. but It In presumed to be tn ! the neighborhood of the rnptuted forts at the entrance, to the Mralt. i Opposed to Ii'Ainado's urui.v will be at leant 100,000 Turks who haw been eta. i Honed on the Onlllpoll peninsula. The ' "irklsh commander'H name In Riven In despatches as Issnd I'ashn. but It Is 1 believed he Is Knve- I'nsha. recently Ottoman commanilt r In Transcaucasia and before that .Minister of War ind leader of the Young Till ks. The allied ' troops were tit-ought to the region of the strait In a long line of transports which was recently reported ni Passing the Island of Tcnedos, In the .Kgcm, TURKS PROFESS HOPE. , I'.nrer Pnalm Mi itlu I'I lit Is let to ('nine, tlKRt.iv, via l.onilon, March I -Tuik. Ish Kmbasmy ofllclals here say th.it thcr need be no nl.nni over tin- prellmlnaiy fcuccess of the Anglo-French fleet In :1m x Pardmielles, as the inner defences arc tho ones which were ilipnidcil on to re pel attacks and that the landing of troops In thu (iallipoll Peninsula Is Im possible. The Constantinople coi i ijniomleiil .f the FrttnUlurtrr Zrlfini telegraphs .in Interview with Knver Pasha in which the Turkish leader says the allhd Meet has yet to reach the real llm cf defence and hat the reduction of the outer defenc s was long ago discounted. TO ATTACK SUEZ CANAL. Tarklah Minimus, Here Snya I'I est Mntc Viim It rt-n n n n I ssh net-. Wahiiiniitds. .Match I. The Tuikish Embassy to-night gave out this ollk-ial despatch from Constantinople under date of March " "On the 10th of Kebruary the licet of the Allies bombarded the Dardanelles without doing any damage. On Thurs day, the 23th, the bombardment wa again taken up and continued until Sat urday evening The exteilor forts were damaged at certain points. We have had about 20 killed and wounded, but not a single fort has been slle'ced and e kept on leplylng vigorously. "At the beginning of last month our forces made in olloiislve rcioni old tug move townril the Huiz Canal. At pnsent we aie preparing for a general attack. "Tho .1 uulli population of Palestine enjojs perfect safety. All the recent publication; to the contra! are un founded. The natural Inconveniences they may have experienced during the mobilization have been shared b the lest of the population." SEKS GRAVE DANGER. Herlln llilllur Snjs I'm-clnu I Strnlt litis q'ri-iiii-iiilonn Import. IxiNpon, M ircli 4 - All article niliten by TIicskIo Wolff, editor of the 'itipf. blalt of Iterlin, for Ins newspaper has been telegraphed to Ixnidon. It deals fiankly vC'h t'e sanation in tho D.i'dandles lien- WoliT has no doubt about the Intention of the com bined Ile ts to force the stiait and de clares ihe result will I. of tremendous import It will stieii;Iheii the hands , ir Kuver Partial and Tulaat Hey and lll fans' uneasiness In Coiotanilnople. be. caue of whU Ii the Sultan may b forced to eono'.ude a separate peace The Iteilln editor says the Ismib.ird incut will stiffen the backs of Itumama ' and Ilulgarla against the dual mon archy. The victory of Marsh il on lflndenliitrg and the evacuation of llul.o wlha will be forgotten and the two lt.il knn kingdoms no doubt will soon be singing a rhol welcome to the Allies llerr WollT reckon, the situation In Italy as the mo-t serious of all lb says the ilfect of tho foiclng of the strait will be felt strongly In Italy It is par' of tin- Itiltish pingramme that this should be so, he believes. Peihaps the llr.tlsh ar planning witluiut a chance of fultllment, he n Ids. but as long as Trentlno remains Austrian there will always be danger TURKS DENY REVERSES. Sin I (m n Holds I'onr Itosalan ll trlcls. sh. Gniliassj. W.vslilN'UToN, M.inh 1 - The Turkish Kmbat-sy gave out this statement to night: "Kcferrlns to an olTicial liussiaa statement dated from Tlllls and eniaiiat Ing from the headquarters of tin- Klis slnn army of the Caucistis to the effect that owing to the alleged capture of the Turkish staport of IChopa. on the fllark Sea, the communications between Constantinople and the Turkish teril. inrici of Ardannch. Ardahan. Oltl and Sari Kamysli nave bicn severed the Turkish Knibassy begs to state. "In the Ib'st ii'acc. tlutt the tci rltories of Ardannch. Ardahan, Oil! and Sari Kamysli .ire not Turkish, but i:nsln lislricts, occupied by the ottoman fo'.c hnre the beginning of the hostilities. "."'ecoi dl.v. tint the se.ipott of K'hop i winch is o"!y a small lishe! nur's v II 1 .ge. has no imp ntiuice whatsoeve- ,n the matter of i omiunnlc.itlnns v-uh the territories conllning the Itusslao bord'o. which have alwav's been carrlol lluouit'u Treblzonile and HUc. 1 "Consequently the above me- lloi.ed . J'.iisslan statement simply prov that, despite the repeated claims of Itusslnti suectsses In the Caucasus, the Ottoman , foices still occupy the ahove named . Russian districts of Ard inuch. Arilah.in, I Oltl and Sary Kamysli " I AUDACIOUS SAVED, IS REPORT. Meni'heil ill simllosr Wnter nml lle lloilleil, London II ears. IviNPoN, Feb. 20 The Illinois long cuircnt that the lliltlsh dreadr.ought Audacious has been raised and Is being' re.,iired for service have received con- flrmatlon from persons closely connect. a Kith the Admiralty. It Is explained that tho captain of the Audacious, when1 he realized tlmt the ship was sinking, oidered "full steam ahead," and beached her lu shallow water. Later after the heavy gun- hid ... i" taken off this Audacious wan teflo.Heil , mid toned to Birkenhead to be restored Cor rolioratlou of this statement conn from an ollkrr f a Loudon 'iisnir.-inc cutnpan to the effect that policies taken out by the Brlnkenhe.'id contractors en gaged to repair the Audacious ale sull in tlToet CLUE TO MISSING AVIATOR, i Arriilnnr I'lcUed Hp nt Sen I'rnli nbly llrltlsh I'ller'e. trrixl I alilr hi nlf(.A In Tllk M A.MMI.HPAM. .March 4--A Dutch lor pedo boat Das hi ought to Ymiiidi u. Ilol I ind, a deielicl aeioiliiUn found in the Norlh He.i. The aeroplane has a French motor, but tiie oilier fittings ate Brit ish. Thi British Adinlralt. u. a stale, men' ssiieil on F.hiiiui 21. sl.itnl th.it four Hrit sli : v nt I hi n we missing .if. ei i ne icceiii ;i 1 1 ii .-K h mi Osicnd and 'enbrugge one of the four, I.ieiil Murr.n wab picked up b.v a I'm. 1 1 tot pedo boat and taken In loll,iui The othrrs u.iu Lieut II gall, I. lent ' lu Hot Dis-mond o'llrbn, a half brother of Baiori Inchlquln and l.rotln r-ln-Liw of iiugllrlmu Marconi, and .Sub-Lieut Kp P're The uliovc map is (lt-signcd to show how far the allied fleet has penetrated the Dardanelles (the part shown in black) and the operations of a part of the French fleet in the Gulf of Xeras, off Hulair. GET CRESCENT CITY: ('oiitiiiifinilr to Be First Ni'iitrnl Capital. Aborts 1 Vounii' Tn i'i K.MI'lUK SPOILS 01'. WA (; Particulars of the repotted antl-war evolution of a division of the Voung Tuik arty In Constantinople weie Iven to a Si'N reporlei eslenl.i by Clem- enl It. GouidJI, a Voung Turk, foimerly an luent of the intelligence service of the (ittoman Government In Paris, now located at It! John ticet. Mr GourdJI aid that strongly organized groups of Young Tmks in Home. Patls and l.on--don were assisting those within the Turkish capital to aid the Allies Mr. GourdJI's biothei heads the Voutu Tmk eded in Home, and he himself kept the Ottoman Govcrna ent informed of the plague of the Will ill Western Fulope until his telegrams were re-1 turned to him b German censors. The ' Youns Liberal Turks, he said, unlike the. leaclionary Yi ung Tmks headed bj Kil ter Pasha, the P:ut of t'ulon and Progicss. aie now certain that Germany i will lose In tiie present war, that the Allies will .onilier Kuropcin Tillke and that Constantinople will pass ou' of Turkish hands. Tiie Young Tin It. ' lie said, welcome thee changes, al though all Tuik.s will never appiove .' Constatitlu ple beiin, made an op-n , puit. ' "The Voung Tuik pait " said Mi. Gioudji, "U the 1 1 r 1 1 in the ottoman Kuiplie to ii .si;ulze 'ts Inability and , iintltness i t possess Kutnpcju teri'itoi". . ' The react onary groups in Constant.. nople w ho iiiadly esnousul Gi rm.lll.v's ' cause illim fannlicall.v to tiie belief tint Constantinople c-intiot be taken fiom , them, that 'Allah lnnb,' as the sa,, Allah will heip us.' When the Turkl!i arnuif ate diiven fiom iont jiitluopb , ' ti.ei efore. Hare win be no resistant or binning in looting within tiie city it self, since thee old Tuiks are con- 1 v .n.'ed that somehow their capital will be .-Iven bad; to them. "It 's r.ot io be. The Tuil.ish cie.sient .s cow waning from the Kuiopean sk .i:d will disappear, n mv opln'on. in about two wicks Tie Young Turks will t'len galhei In Conslantiiii pie and. when pence i determined, will ask that the foimel capital. n well as tne Ii,.id.i i ''.e.s. lit Intern. itlonalizeil "P..issa will nev. git Co'i.taiitinopie Tiie Turks iiciyvr i -at i'h v nave "Mlildeleil li.ldlv I onus l. but lhe aWo ailioi the coniicilon taat tl'e Husslies lave done cVeli wo:ie Toe -r t 'e .sultans will tieeome the ili-st gieat nu. ii..; c.ty Itussi.i w.li k. e. t ie Cau casus .mil all of A tne -nl. i . Ktigland wll: ; Mi -.opotaii!... I' . w l!l take Palest, i i .hi. I Smi.i . Girnii'V has I, ml. and 1 cannot see tn.ii t ie-. w'll m air piizc- foi a" 'n II. Near Last " AID FOR DIVORCED SOLDIERS. IVrill-ll Vllulsler s.-cs llil rilsll I l ill I'resene 'I'M ii MoilGis Willi. .i'i ml i'ui,lr lifiMtrl: in Tns Si Pi'tis. M.inh 4. M. Allstlde llrland, the Minister of .lin-thie, who ieientl obtaincl the pas-age of a bill .tiding nun w.th the lolirs i.i iniiiry by plot;.-, has iI'-m-MmI to Inti-oiltiee a bill to old lliVilCi'il 'oldieis Til' pl-esolll Fnnc'i law iuov.de- thnt a dlvotc sliall no be ih tlnlli until .t U leistered at a i it hall fo, Ins.. j 1 1 ,i 1 1 1 1 on a special list for two mouths ntlei the deciee Is pionounred. In osc of either party dying before this the divot'-f becomes null. The pie.unble to M Itiiand's bill points run that this is a haidship on men who are killed at Hie front within this pi rlod of two months, as It en abbs the woman to inherit as a wife and to retain hei husband's name The bill proposes that a ilivoice Hll.lll bo conic absolute when the decree Is pro nounced, although retaining the In scrli.ti 'it a a formality of publication. MAY RECALL PAPAL NUNCIO. ,, "'''aii I inililer Veil..,. llmoy in lli-lgluni XglllllSt f,rt ,1 !.. llfiiiatrt. ffl Tils ll.mr.. .Match 4 Th German erno to the Vatican has afureil Cardinal Gti pair1 the papal Sicietary of State ' t.'jt Hie pastoral iiildnM of t'ie Bishop of Nu'iiui' was not seized hy the (ier ,. ai, and was read In all the dun cues of ho, dncesi Only an ilii.ilitliorl7.iit ll. i. I. t on wa sequestrated These i.ssiii ances mi. unsatisfactory I and have not vet been coniluned by' the pupal uuriclo to Belgium, whose fit tin t io rtpott to the Vatican Is, likely to lesull in his recall, which has' air'-ad.v beep asked b.v the Belgian Gnv- nun. -nt 10.000 BOERS PRISONERS. Losses on llolli Sl.lrs I , lino. Si, , I'lunnce Vllulsler, t'.vi'K Town, South Africa, Maioli 4. -The extent of the leceul Boer levolt w.is revealed for the first time to-da n In n Finti ice Minister Sniuta iiiinounceil lu the Assembly that lii.ildn Boeis had been laken prisoners in the uprising and that the losses on both sides had totalhsl I. nun The ri-b'lloi was backed hi ihe Ger mane In Wc.-o Africa and a. is led In Lent -Col .Ma pt"s, who was leeeutlv (nliltired by Hen Beyei who was drowned wnile Hieing, and bj Gen, )e who was iMptiin d Gen Luis Botha, Preinli f the I'nlon of South Africa, look energetic action agalnt the rebel and lecentls' landed troops at Wnlflsch Bay lo Invade German West Africa, GERMANS CAPTURE FRENCH POSITIONS Heights of Lorrtt' Tiikcn With r." FjtiipIi. Sii. llcrlin Report. KKI'KI, AHdONXK ATTACK Hk.ii. via wireless to Sa vllle. I.. I March 1 The captute by the Germans f l-'rnch positions nearly a mile in ex- toil, near Airas. was lep.iited b atmy lie.idquarteis here to-day. The state- rami a as follows: On Hie heights ot Loiette north west of Arras our troops early )eteida. morning occupied !l tious of the eliemv l.'I'Hi ineteis (nearly one mile) wide, capturing eight olllcers. STiS French soldiers, sevni michlne guns and six small camion. Hostile counter attack' during the afternoon falleib Henewed French attacks in Cham pagne were easily repulsed. A French attack in the Argonne, west of St Hubert, failed. Counter attacking, we occupied a Frem h iiench. In Chippy WooJ. also, a French attack failed One of the t event communications fiom the Klffel T wer declaied that a Gel mall column while marching ai ro-e the height of Tahlire (north east of Soualnl was successfully shelled. We must confirm the ac curacy of this aniiouncement. The column consisted of French prisoner- who were being led away and suffered a loss of thirty-eight killed or wounded. ltusslnn attacks noitheast of Giodno led them into a Hank tire fiom our artillery, and failed. Northeast of Loniza Itusslan attacks broke Uown with severe Ioscs. In the regl ai south of Mysznlec and Chouelle and northwest of Przas. nysz the Itusslans again attacked. On the remainder of the front ther was no change. ' RUSSIANS REPULSED. . lennn Iteporls aslrlHns iip-eiiMi-s In Ciirinittiliins. Vics'Nv, via London. March 4. The following ollb lal statement was Issued In- the War otllce to-night: "On the Dlula Itlvei, southeast of .iikllc.yn. the Itusslans weie repulsed esioilny after a sanguinary battel, on both sd,.s of the Latoraz Vnlley and on tin heights uoitli of Cisna battles con tinue both d.iv and night. "IJv er.v where whele our tutip" jf gaining giouml the enemy lepialedlv attempts counter attacks, -which are al wajs repulsed This was especially so oi. the Itohi.nod load, where the P.us. si. us attacked with strong forces din lint a heavy full of snow The attack ! was stopped b our artlller.v Hie. which lr.ll.cted heav y losses, i "oil the other paits of the front theie has been no essential change. Ilcfoie Prein.v si calm piev-jlls." KAISER IS CONFIDENT. " I'l'iiv Idener I'rnuil of Our uiilli,'' Hi- Write. Ilt.itilN, via London, Mare i 4 Tne Ihlipetor sent lite follow!! g lllissage to the Brandenburg Provisional Diet to day; "Piov'nleiKc ..in be proud of the fa mous deid of heroism of the otitli of our iiiuntr.v. I hope to God that this painful sacrifice of blood and tre.iMiie which has Is-en cheerfully biousht to the altar of the Fatherland will con stitute a sow.ng rich In vlctor foi the futuie German people." Herd n Theiitres Close Iprll I. Hitr.l.iN, via London. March I. The l'o.v(sc In- .rthiiip states that the Gov eminent has decided to oloe all the Heilln theatres from April I. A num ber of protests have been lodgul. ALLIES NOT URGING BULGARIA. Sofia Denies Iteporls nf xllcnipl Hi I nllnilrin Hon, ;rci.il tnlilr llptttcl. to Tor st .-iof'IA. Via Itonie. Ma i ch I. The re. pints which aie co. mug fiom various quarters to the. ell'ect that the Allle are trying to intimidate Bulgaria with the object of hastening thai country's Intervention against Turke an offi cially denied llnlldliiR IIhIIhii sniierilri-Hiliiiiiig lit GKNtu, Mnrch 4, Woik on the new Ita'lan superdrdnouBhl Mine Antonio Colonnu has been begun She will have a displacement of .In.OOO tons and cany nn armament of eight Hi Inch, sixteen ii inch and twenty 3 Inch guns (intes nf I'nrls Open liinln. AirclW lithlr lepat h lo Tur. Sw Paiiih. March 4,- The Ternm mid ll.igliolet gales of Paris will he open, beginning to.moirow, from .'. in the morning until 10 In the evening. Cer. lulu other gates will bo opened in car rlage unfile within an e.irly dnte. I rum I'oirngrnd Indicate thai th.. Alls. "7.i" lln Itenllrtes H700,IHIII. tiiaua have met with a most dis.istious check. .Sputa! fo.. Unpaid, lo Till Six. Beilln Itself admits dele.it in (he tier I'.vniH, March I Tim "75" cannon man attemp; to come dlteclly south by feto day. it Is announced, realized 3,- I way if Pnr.nsns7, It goe stii fur as to EOO.000 francs (7"0,0Hil) for the ben". Ill of wounded soldiers and the families, of those killed in the war, RUSSIANS ADVANPiF, ., ..! KhVm WiWi LINK, IVIrnjiTart lioportN Progress in hiliuiil and in the Cnr- 1 luitliinns. TAKK MANY 1MMS0XKKS i tnitui or- nit: wvn m:v. The. bonilr.inlmcnt of the Dardanelles fortresses was continued during day- , light yc.sto.-dny with ucc(s. Ship -detached from th main fleet have nttneked Turkish povtn on the CSulf of ' Sntns anil in Syria, while the battle- 1 ships ntnnonailetl the Inner defences. The arrlvnl of a Intgc land force under 'the French General D'Atnade on the Peninsula nf Onlllpoll Is reported. The Huslan ofllelal suitenient tet! of stubborn lighting In north Poland the Carpathians mid eastern Gnllclu, In all of which they have taken numerous i prisoner and have piesed the Her mans hock. The French (leneral Staff announces till further progress in the Cham pagne district and iys that the Pru sian Guard has suffered severe losses. Tho Germans have captured u trench near Arras ami the Allies on the duiiej in Flanders. Ithelins .s being syste matically iHitnlmrilcit. , French nMa tor de"trc'eil a powder plant In liadeu after a lllght of lMi miles. The Geiman War ( illlce iinnomnes the rapture of a trench near Arras and the repul-e of French effort in the Argonne. The Itusslaiis have .-ut-fered severe los III attempting to advniK'e at I.oiiihI. In northern IVi- land. but are admitted to have re- newcil their offensive near Prr-tsnypr. Austrian aviators tiling live bombs t the residence of the Crown Prince lunllo of .Monwncgw. ne-.ii Anllvutl. but till" ed their maik by a narrow margin. R USSIA NS ANNO UNCE SUtCLSShS. FRESH llespelHle I'lulitliiK SUM I nn 1 1 ll lies H I Ossmv li-c. A"--lil ' ,l6(r ItflKltrl to Till si PitTitiHtt! mi. March 4 Tin l!uj.aiis .orlluiie to inalrtnln the adcni.t.iKe in the ejstern zone of the w it fiom the N'leiuen down to K.istein (ialnia. a cord ing to the ol11ct.it statement Issued to night by the ItU'slan Gereral Staff It W.ls ;is follows Ollr Offtlt.xne betwen the Nlelllell aid the YistuU is luogre-sitig ou the loads Horn ol.u inorthtrn Po land). The eneni) Is mtilutal .ing his positions In the like passages neni Slmno and Setee In the i.lrodr'i district out- ttoops made fresh piog-es. Near oso wiec a stubborn artllleii- duel is proceedh.s. Fast of Jeilw.ibno ..'i tioops re idled the line of the enem.v's trenches and In the nelgli tsjrhood of the vlllaj-es of Inocntre and Sestrranko hand to hind right ing took pi ice Followlrg up ou sui ci'ss i.eai Kierzec i near the fmrder), where a German brig ule was dislodged, we Ircreased the number of prisoners taken in the operations by twenty-one office ,i- d finn sotdieis Iletween Orzlc and the Vistula the ilghtitw Is of a particularly ittiNirn nature In the Carpathians between On dava and the Hiver San the .Mi. ttlans continue their fruitless at tacks .ii our positions by nU'ht and dav in siiitc of ttietr iiniiensi. lns.s tun ttoops drive them back with bind gleiiudes and tm- b.ionet We have made counter attacks ;r, the coute of which we captured nuuieious piionr and nullum guu. Ill Kastern Gallcla the Austrian tear tftiards are endeavoring to .i.alntnln thetnselves near the lllve: l.tlkwa and at Jevupol In the I'outse of the day wo captured ! the Carpathians and In Cistern Ga Ib-i.t forty-seven oillceis. 3,onn men and sixteen machine guns , FAILS.' i AUSTRIAN DRIVE I'etruurml Hello von Inn llliiileu liurit Will Need M.I. si.cfl' l il'ilr Ilnpitlrl, tt, Till si LoNPON, Manli 4 - The llmlii .IfoW's i orespoudi nt at Petiogiad sums up the situation as follows "While ihe Germai. a. Ivan. - fiom Fast I'niss.a Is evei where lieid up. and at srvei.i: points uinii.l into .. retieat. and while the Aiistitan thlid iirmv I icellng iiiniei the heavy blows of the Itusslans lu the Caipathlanr the news fiom llihtern Gallcla continues to he excellent ' There the danger for . time was that the extreme left of the Kussi.ins might b- turned, but It ap pi.irs now that tills has been finally averted." The correspondent stimmiirir.es the operations already described in the of. Heal despatches, noting that 11,000 Austrlans havo been taken prisoners in ten days, and that the triumphant pnsage of the Lomnitza by the I tin slan compelled a letreat to Slanll.iu The co: respondent mills tli.it tins vh tory opened the way for the at tack upon Maiiislau from the west a well as the north, and the new that the enemy hns evacuated that town will p.-ohnbly be received In a day or two." "Thus." he continue, "the movement against our extreme left failed no less completely and Ignoiulnloiisly than Ihe attempt in strike a blow at our extreme right lu Fast PiUHsla "Field .Marshal von Iliinlenliuig's gereral advance, far from freeing v "inl German mrp for operations In the west. Is more llke,, owing lo his Iohsmi, in cause hllli to need assistance himself Tens of thourand whom h hoped io send In meet the new lliltlsh tioops in Flanders ,,,, t.tlier bren th. own Into hastily made graves or else nre journeying inward Siberia " A U STRIA NS CHECKED. suffer lleelslvr lleversr In (inllelH, I'elroitrnit lleara, I...M.OS. March 4.--Although the Hermans continue to batter nt the fort ress of Ossowlee lu north Poland wl'h Ihelr heaviest guns, the main Interest of military exports. Is now directed toward the Hotithern end of the eastern battle line. There II In believed the Austrluns, who have been acting slmultiineoiiely in the general movement with the Ger mans lu the north, aie attempting lo launch a movement for Hie relief of Pi..-msl. Ofildal ai d iuiofllcl.il tenons repoii mat one nt tne army corps nar towly escaped annihilation In that attack, ASHES of the Lenten penitential; , season are sweetened by WATER "TOP DOG," BRITISH SLOGAN AT FRONT 1'i'oncli l.fiirn It Too. Mtiiin .... i I iiiii orsi is uver nim Viroi-.v in Xifrht. Mjni'MEXT fS IMtAISKH' ll I'ltl'.lll'.H ICK I'M.MHIt. .e f.il filf.'. llriMH l, In Tilt Si Mr.msn lltAOQrAr.TKi!, France, March For the tltt time ncci edited corre spondents have been allowed to enter that rone where men In khaki and speaking Kngllsh hold pait of the allied .. . ... .. i Flench and llrltlsh ale elliow to elbow facing the Gettniitl. Flench peasant and v.ll.iger are living ami working un der shell lite near the lliltlsh gun con. cenled fiom German aeroplanes Signs In Kngllsh at the Flench oro. loads give direction to tratlb- and all Flench names are pronouiued accord-, u.g to the P.ngllsh sprlilng, so that sol diers or oftlcer vein not fall to under, stand them. French shop are thriving on Kngllen ItlAUlic whlih the sell tu the troop. The French aie learning to .1 . ' Top dog. That expiesslou Is the one that I most often heard on m tlrt da at the 'loot fiom otllieiii and meli. 'Top do(t," s.i.v Tommy Atkins and ine Gmeiats You get It in hioad Scotch, lil-h and ' oikiie ami in inokeii I'reii. h It ex presses the ojnnloa that the turn uf the tide has come and that the woist is past The llrltlsh artillery tire. whiGi vvu weak eailv lti the campiign. i now. Uonge" than the German tile all along I the line ' once correspondents weie allowed at ( the flout everybody talked with perfect frankness almut the operation, and in stead of long luncheons rind Minuets and the function which geneiall.v charac terize such tours tve wete usually awak eneil at C :.1u o'clock in the inotnltig and kept going until S o'clock at night, with 111 st aid packages served out at the breakfast table. You might think from the stability of all of our appointments that the llrltlh had no expectation ex cept of a long war Yet the universal opinion Is that the tall will see victory and the end of the contllct. I'.icellent (eroplmie Corps. My surprlee st th excellence ot tne aeioplane service, since the eorp Is only thiee ears old, is not explained by su perior ttylns but bv the thoroiighnes of equlptmnt of the mechanical department am! the prodigality of expenditure. Hverything except the actual manuf.u tare of engines Is acconiullshid ai the fiont The engines ate assembled and , tiie wing .ire made in dlffeient shop neat the aeroplane base The British aviatois ale ploild of the fad that whenever they start to chase, a German flyer, whether over their own oi ovei the (tiemy's lines, the German alw.is avoids risking his mia nine lu combat, while the Britain seeks a tight all for the sport of it In the office of the medi al corps thete are charts showing that sickness is less than among the troops tit home, de spite the sttain when the men take their tut ii in the trenches This the re .suit of giving tllent all Hie wholesome food they .-an eat. plenty of e.xeicis.) when they are not in the Ireiuhes, the enforcement f all sanitary legulatlons and i euiorn'iessly strict discipline. "A GorgiiH met the health problems at the Panama Canal so we have met and conquered those in this kind of a wai." is what the Hrltlsn me.ucai onicers bo.ist lYost bite, which was frequent In He. i einher and January, has been overcome bj otilerlllR the men tu loosen the cloth puttee, which became wet and binding and ihu stopped I'.rculatlon and tn take off their hoots al Interval Hen. I lie ll lm i-led. Theie ate pl.u es whete the position on both sides, despite attack and counter attacks, ate the same as they were last October There might as well have been nn understanding to ret for the vv ititei and start in In the spring when the ground Is dried. Though the dead from the various nttark. still llo thick between the trenches, even close to the parapets, the Germans would not agree to an armistice to bury them. From the Commander In Chief down lo the private soldier simple living Is lightly f dlovved. Sir John French occu pies a private houe. Ills office Is In the ill aw lug room, where the appoint m. nts are undisturbed. Other rooms are used for the staff ofllcers Dinner, on.? finds. Is ininb like dinner at a men lu Kiiglainl, the talk running on other i.tibjecth than war, and It Is hard to rallr.e that the fighting front Is so near Sir John, ruddy and alctt. shows no signs of the strain of the last eight mouth WANTS NO NEUTRALS' ADVICE. simuetl.ill nil llelglllin SmlHllt Cpiiiii I'lKliters Only, ) (irc. LonpoN, March 4. Frederick W .loweit inked Hie Government lu the House of Common to-day If It was '"willing to Invite suggestions trom neti trals with a view of avoiding the fur ther devastation of Belgium b.v the great Powers which aie contending for Its mastery " "Fnless neutral nations are prrpjreil to assist lu throwing the Germans out of Belgium.'' ii plied Sir lalward Giey, "no suggestions from litem In the mat ter of preventing the devastation of Hint country nre wnnted. The only solution of this question Is tin. evacua tion of Belgian teriltory by Gorman Hoops, the restoration of her Independ ence and reparntluu for the wrong done her. Unless neutial Powers nre, pre paied to assist lu securing that soli), tlon I do not see what iviulil bo gained by the course suggested," l)en rgeullne When! Pnrchnae, s.eri.i f alilr 'e..c. to Till Sis LiiNPON', .Match I--A Buenos Ayies despatch to the lotto .Unit sa)s nothing Is Known lucre or the rumor which has been Iii circulation that Great Britain lias bought the Aigentliio wheat crop of l'J 16. The irpurt la regarded as absurd. ALLIES' REPRISAL PLAN 'FRENCH CONTINUE CRITICISED IN LONDON' CENTRE ADVANCE Thomas Gibson Bowles, Naval Writer, Says It Violates! Law Protecting Neutrals Premier Asquith Gives No Further Information on Policy. London. .March 4. Premier Asquith announced In the House of ComtnoiiH to- any mat no inrtner explanation wum ne mane on tirenl lintnin r. reprisal pol icy anil said thnt the Intention or tho Government would be npp.il em when the projected orders In council on tlw sub ject are published. Tho statement a made In reply to question as to whether in case neutral nlilpH or ships, of German ownership carried good" to or from Germany and the cargoes wie seined the eiels would be released. Sevem criticism of the plan as out- liniSI liy Hie rrran-r '". was uttereii 10 day by Thomas Gibson Howies, a roimer , member of Parliament mid a writer on naval affairs, in nn add less lietore tiie. Institute of S.iip Mrokets here. Mr. inwlen said he was unable to under stand the Governments policy ana .wided. "Wlm is to happen to citgoee of enemy on nerslilp. origin anil destination which ate brought into port" Are they to be pui chased by their captors, ac cciKlllu: to the doctrine of preemption, with in per cent, compensation for de lay? This question Hil.ee 'i"" " K.lgoes Ure not to be confl-cate.l . this ii epresb declared. ..r If these (aigoes neie puii-hai . Mr Howies pjitueii oui, iie.il in"." be trading with (irman on a iarK scale If preemlition was not to b adoptrd. h asked w -elr.ed goods to he held In trust lb also . rltlclse.l the A-qulth ollcy as at present set forth In that It falls to conform t-J th lonumui li. hl'h protects neutial traders, and also becau-e It does not In- muvliiiinii ilainaite on the enemy hy conttNC.itiiig enemy piopetij found In ii"utr.i! vessels riie blockade against Herman) n.i . been lifted lu the case of at ,1-ast one I'ommoditv Waller Ifuncini.ni, Piesl- dent of the Hoard of Trade, made thi cleat when he mid that persons b- .ii.il In- the Government to import .,,,111.1.. .Iihs won d he nerinilteii io.hiiiii imimaiunn mntliuie their business, since such prod. ' nets were neiessai.v for civil Indllstlyi mid mllit.irv and tmval purposes RECEIVES GERMAN NOTE I WnshlllKtou f 1 1 1 1'nilecldeil m. Iii ! lis I'litnre Conrse. AslliN.iT.is-. March 4 Tim Geiman; . ii... i. ...... I si .1.. n.itrt Hiteirest-. log mutual coniession in the Hntl-h French note has been ie.elve.1 in tho ami German maritime policies was re- Frilled State the comments of the c-led oHlcl.it: at the State Department m0MInc ,uj.ers are re.tilcted to genei- Im'h;" TtZlll The (fll expr connilenie .n press despatches from Herlin two that the German hopes will be dlsap ilavs ago I iointed If they expeit to see the ancient The impoi tan. e with which till "'' ' friendship betvvein France ...id the tnmeiit still regard thee negotiations.. ' despite the fact that the newly an-; 1 nlted state, disturbed I lie p.ipei uounceil poliey of the Allies would eem j s.i. to have disposed of t'lem. was Indicated i "H Is clear ti.at the Gov eminent ' by the fact that pending the ricelpt of i the I'nlted States is bound to do some the Hritish reply the, State Department I thing In the face of the announcement declined so make public the American note to which the Gerni.ni communica tion Is a repl; The German note was made public hut It was aiinouncul that the American note would not be given out until the llrltlsh reply also : re i elv ed. Ii urn. said at the State Department to-day that no decision had been teached as to tho lourse tnis i.overruneui wuiay t with reserve and prudence, not pursue. It was understood that now,),, tnr nature of a protest but asking a that Concress had adjourned the Prcsl- ,,Uesiiii on ihe nnvedure to be arinnted ,,nt will give to tiie issues inrust upon this Government by the war mote of his person..! attention than was pos-ible m the rush of the closing d,s of the egls- l.ltlve session That the. German counter proposal in I reply to the American suggestions does ..ot In Itself offei anything which Gnat, Britain is Uke. to accept as it stands vas Indicated here ti.-da Its value 1-1 lezaided as consisting only lu the taut that it leaves the way open f..r further Jiscussnm On th other hand the sug-i esili.ns from Gieat Britain that the i I'nlted States would have to guarantee the performance by Germany of any ' iiomises she might give Is repudiated oet" unite as enipnaucany as ,e man .suggestion iii.ii in.- . imeo ei.i.r. that the I lilted States ui.. lei take to obtain British Nrmlsion for Ho- passage Into Germany not only of foodstuffs fur the civil Kiiulation but also fodder and raw materials need, d for German manufacturer. The hope is persisted tu. however, that these conlllctlng and admittedly lm- .o'Slble suggestions may bo tlnallv re- ,P . e,i -o , de nils programme upon wlic, ..11 the be ngerentsc.iri agree and which will atlord some relief to neutrals in their present most difficult position. 'I'eil tif Iteruinii .N'tite. The full text of the Herman note re. j ii-lveil to-da;. t as follows: "The Imperial German Government lias taken t.ote with great interest of the suggestion of the American Gov.' .'. nent that ceitait. principles for the c. in. lu. t of maritime war on the part it Ge.nian.v aril Fngl.ind be agreed upon lor the prntiction of neutral ship pit, g Thev see theteln new evl.leriie of the friendly feellrgs of the American Government toward Hie German Gov ertimert. which ate fully reciprocated , by Germanv. "It Is In accordance with Germany wishes also to have, maritime war con . ducted according to rules which, without I dlscrlmlnately restricting one or the I other of tlse belligerent Powers in the uxe of their means of warfare, are equally considerate of the Interest of neutral and the dlctntes eif hiinur.itv Cnnseqtiertly It was Intimated In the German note of the K.th Inst that nb. (txrvatlna of 'he Decimation of London on ihe part of Germany's adveisarles would create a new situation, from which the Oeiin.ui Government would gladly draw the proper eonolu!otn "Proceeding from this view, tho Ger man Government has carefully exam ined the suggestion of the American Gov eminent and believes that It can ntually see m It a suitable Insls foi the practical solution of the question which have arisen. 'With riganl to the va'nnis pout of tho American note it begs to make the following it mnrk "Firt- With regard to the sowing of mines, the Germ in Government would be willing to agiee as suggested not lo use Iloatlrg mines and to have anchored mines constructed a Indicated More. lover. It agnes to put the stamp of thn Government on all mines to be planted (in the other hand, It does not appear ' to It to be feasible foi the t.. lllge ts whollv :o forego use of ancltoied mines 1 lor offensive' purposes. "Second- The German Govermnei.t would undertake not to us their sub m.illnes to attack mercantile vessels of 'any Mag except when necessary to en force the right of visit and search, Should the enemy nationality of the vessel or Ihe presence of contraband 1 be ascertained the siibmailnes would I proceed In accordance with the general rules of International law "Third- As provided In Ihe Atntr lean note Ibis I ell Ictloii o Hie use ot the submarines is contingent ou the fact that enemy nioreant b' vessels .ilvst.un I from the use of tho neutral flit! and other neutral distinctive marks It would appear tn be a mattes (,f ,-oiiise that such mercantile vcasels also nb. stain from arming themselves and from all resistance by force, since such pro. cedttro contrary lo international law would icmJei niipuss tde all) action of the submarine s in accordance with In ternatlotiat Inw "Fourth The regulation of legitimate Importations of food Into Germany sug gested by tiie American Government ap ptars to be In geneial acceptable. Such regulation would, of course, be confined to Importations by sea, but that would. I on th other hand, Include indliect lm limitations by way of neutral ports. The German Governinwit would, tlietefore, ' be willing to make the declarations of t e natute provided In tl'e American I not, so that the us" of the lniilted food and foodstuffs solely by the non combatant population would be guar I anteed. in- nmirriti wu emni'MH must, now- -v..- In n.t,llllnn ,.,nl,i,.. livln.r Hie lmurt.ltM of othrP'rnw material used' by tin- economic system of nmi-eom-1 batnnts, including forage, peimltted. To that end the enemy Governments woum nave io ppruui me iree rinrj nno Gerrnanyof taw material mentioned In the free llt of the Declaration of Lon don and to tleat materials Included 'n the list of conditional contraband ac- tirdlng to the same principles as food and foodstuffs. Wnnlil Kmi'lmle M n nil Ions. "T'.e Gonial, Government vemui.s ( (h, HK,.plnPt f()r u.lcl) American Government ba paved the WJ. Mny ,,,..,,,, llf,, ,lu1 r)nM,. ,,,,(!,, nf tir icmaiks made above, anil that in tli' was peaceable neutral ship ping and tt ide will not I avi to suffer any more than Is alolutey necessnrv troiu Hie nn ivoidnble effects of mail time win I 'Tlnse effects could be still further! leduied If, as vv.i polnifd out in the German note of t'ie lfith Inst., some way could he found to exclude the ship. . ping of munltloiiH of war from neutral ! itintries to belligerent on snip or tiny nationality "T'.ie Gerniau Government must, of oui.e. reserve a definite statement of It position until unh time n It may tecelve fuither Information from the .xinericiin novernnient enannnn n io sec the Itrlt'sh Govern- tinnt ! on It part willing to assume." CLAIM SUPPORT OF U. S. npers Itecnll Freiu-li (Id In Itr ol n I loon r War. prrittl I'ltttlr Irsp'ttrl' to Till' Si - Pai'IS. March 4 In the absence of exalt knowledge as to how the Anglo- of a blockade of Austrian and German ports In fact If not in 'lord A r..it...ii ot a hundred millions of people, all closely applied to business, cannot learn unmoved of the closing of sea routes to countries with which their commerce amounts to ni. ie than 2,r.nii.fno,.i. francs i tf.Oo.OOo.iniu ) amiiiallv Hut , Washington must say -something it will , pra.Vent supplies fiuni reaching Gei- many, and concessions to the t nlted Slates will be admissible In till respect. "lliterc. pled en goes .an be bought even If they are useless to u A few millions spent In this ,n would no only a urop of water in the ocean (lf c,p'.,t war Xpenss-s trifle com- wllM ,n hi. vvnich will ,vlllr(.,i out ,f ,i ,v,.,,ry precaution are not tnlicn of th.- enemy incuts " to hasten t'ae sumnde' by economical arrange- The .lfiilla coneltides with a it fereme to Fr. uch aid to establish the Anvil, an republic It sas I ran, e in the time of leiiils XVI , drrw n 0() th( I 'nlted Statt c' , , , renulillcin I unce, as lnne demand payment without ill grace, now that she I engaged In a similar wa' I of Indepeii'lenci " The 'frmro says well nfoe-ied pe iple i expect the I'nlted States to f rm a more .r lis Platonic urrwest bu t go nn further The Fl.vuro als i nrtnt ,iu ar ' llele ili.s.rlliltin. hftn t.,.. I. .1..- ,lUh.u., lr,.v,., Ui ,iru;,,i f ,,,' .iml ,,,,,.,,, ,or ,, ..w-a.lls s army, ' vorktow., tis . tion e .s,a is..1 I surrender of Cot nw albs, whl-h endisl the itevoiu'innaty vat rue paper con-. cmues ' No histoiiaii evei pietended that t tiles was a .lsnn! act and we shall be most I surprised if Americans tn l"l!i condemn a ptMce.luic which permitted Washing ton to w u American independence." The n.i.ilinv sn.vs It I true 'ha' W.islir ijt :i his not jet adhered too eimpleteh to the At glu. French p.. I 1 of view It iletiiauils elucidation In icg.i il lo the means to be euploie.1. but lis attitude is not surptisluK It implies no hostllltv to the declaraMoti adopted bv Paris and limlon The Geiman mani festo aroused publU n dlgiatlon the' Arglo-French note illstuibs on y those i who Illicitly trafllc with our enm GERMAN PRESS ELATED. serious V, nglo- inerloiiii I i.iinillrs tlnns re llxiiecteil. Sjoeinr Cable itntiitrl' to Tar st Btitl.tv, via Amsterdam, March 4 The German new.spapei s ne Jubilant over a report that the I'nlted States In tend to pi otost against t'e Anglo French embargo on all foodstuffs and other supplns to or from Germane These papeis profess nnt'elpaie k r otis Anglo.Aineilcnn compllcat ons ove this mitter. Several paper int."pret ihe protest to slgnlfj that the I int.. I .lat.. 1 dlspos..,) to cast its titliien. e deilnltely ou German V side Oilers, hovvevi r, iimnrk that some mo Ainerli in proposals foi the, niote. ilon of nellirals are him, cept.-ib'e 'i'h Titnt blatt spe. Kle.s the tcstr.ct.oti of th. use if mines as iIim-iiI a nln s. on to Gei tunny ITALY STANDS ALONE. To llefriiln I'rnni Aetloii Willi Hllier -Seiilrnls. 'final i ol.lr lfiit,l m Tin so IbiMlt, March 4 --It is learned that the Italian Government i pot inteiesie.i in the modus vivendi a regards Ger manv and Fiigland vv libit was ptop.is.., bv the I'nlted States, sine it is ,gnr.lc. as certain to fall Itnlliui upprnv.il is ntn esnary and Inexpedient sttue il would be apt to h misconstrued ,md would be a limitation on future freedom of action 111 case of inteiveutioii The Italian Govci nnienl will icfiau. rutin Joint .icllou of ,m khiiI Intend., i to lessen Hie elf. el ol n,n luHtee le.lie, nild will lo tike Hie ll. ,iat v. nor support the initial ves of n.-ut .it lliil.v position is to piotect una led. her own llilercds, hence he w II i q alter the pollc.v tollowed .since the .mi break of the war until she deems III o I do 60, offjcjn ip,0,.f 'p,,s f p,.n(T itss Xorlliwpsl of I'crtlics mid Mfsiiil-lfs-lliirlii'. TAKK THEXC1I ON HI h'i:n I'oblt lirpnleh In Tin Cams. March t The orTiii.il muniiiuf-s issued by tho F ene Ofllce to-day continue the nan it advances In the Champagne distri latest report from the fiont tell the (Mptuie of more ground nort of Penthcs and Mesnll le,s-Hurlu e-n War - of t g of HI . i;r. mai attacks on the latter positions fav. Ieen ie pulsed. Prisoners taken ihnr admit that the two regiments of i'v PrusHlan Gtiaids whloh took part i ih fighting esterday suffered uniin.iiy sevoro losses. rae nigiu communique announces i, j cmure of a trench In Flanders ' 11 dunes, tho repulse of a Germa-, ,na in the Argonne and the captute. .' Germaii aeroplane, which was ttnitv. down near Verdun The coininutiMtit Ih as follows : In Belgium In the region of 'h diineei ollr artlller.v has done s. ins particularly eflictlve work and ur Infantry has occupied a new tn fi In front of our lines. In Champagne we have conili jM our advance and have also cm,.,. . dated and extended our posit in- chiefly northwest of Pcrthi . i northwest of Mcnll-les-Hn- s where we have captured about oi) lirleotiers. On the crest northeast of Hi s ...st mentioned village fresh couote- a tacks have occurred, but all ic t repulsed. Prisoners captured b . conllrni the leports of extreme , heavy loses sulTeieil b.v fir two regiments of Pruslan Guards wh 1 took part In yeterday light f- In the Argonne a Gertna a-' was repulsed at Lo Four de p., . Another attack at Vaquols was also repulsed. Near Verdun a German arrnpi.e was brought down within ntn nt Fort Vauy Two aviators vve-e taken prisoners In the afternoon c. inniun que i French admitted the los of . re- '. Notre Dame de Lorette nortu ras, and stated that the bo-r'n' . of Ithelms continues, shells ilron; -j into the c'ty at the rate ot ci e -three mlniilt- Thete is a count of a lemarkable ext I" Iv i Fiench nvlntor Capt llapp- v a lllght of 'Ml miles acros terrltoiv and tiling bomb on tn. works of Hottwell, fourteen m b of Donaueschit'gen. thirty .. s northwest of i 'nntanoc. 'n II s afternoon cotiimuinqu- f....w In Belgium, on tin d r -artlller.v deinol shed tie. n. enemy To the north ' Hear Notre Danie de l.oi. enemy laptut-ed .in adva . rtseutly conti ll. ted b.v ie dlnte contact w ith the - . The bombardment of '. lasted all il'iv. a shell . iluee minutie. 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