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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1915.
GERMANY HAD PLAN TO BLOCK EXPORTS HERE (Scheme Rovonlod to Develop Opposition in U.S. to the British Policy. BETHMANN-HOLLWEG URGED TO LEND AID Bir Sum Sent Von Bern Itoiff Propaganda Cost Is $2,000,000 Weekly. One of the disclosure mode yeater d - regarding the Centum propaganda in that a Gorman trade representa tive advtfed hln Government to Inter rupt shipment rtt Oerman products to this country with the aim of creating American resentment against the Kng jinh Mocknde against Germany. It was said that Count von Bern storff reoedved tl. 100.000 from the Deut-he Bank several weeks ago; that Ormany was spending $2,j00.000 a week In Its pro-German campaign In this country. A letter written hy William T. Je rome to Arthur von Brlesen suggests thai Mr. Jerome was asked to make an Important Investigation for the Ger man (iovernment. t'harges regarding German activity jioured In yesterday to the Administra tion oftLials In Washington. One of these was that Germany was seeking to stir up sedition In the Philippine, The altitude of the Administration l that nothing thus far has been found In the published revelations that wouUl warrant criminal proceed ing. Karntiel Gompers Issued a statement demanding an inquiry Into the charge I fhat Ihn f 1j r rn . u unrA unuL-lnff t n I ment labor troubles. Count von lternstorfr made It clear he would not make any statement In answer to the various charges. Other persons mentioned In the revelations maintained silence. EXPORTS HELD VP. Co.li epopdesc Shows Bethmans Hollwea: Ks of Plan. The most striking part of the World's article this morning dealing with the secret correspondence of Germany's rep resentatives In this country tells of a ruse suggested to the Imperial German ''hancellor with the aim of increasing here the unpopularity of England's blockade against exports from Ger many. A letter written by Herr Waetsoldt, commercial attache of the Oerman Con sulate In this city, to Chancellor von Bethmenn-HoUweg is produced. This letter suggests that steps be taken in (iermany to Interrupt the delivery from Germany of chemicals, dyestuffa and other proiTucts greatly needed In this country to keep big industries going. The suggestion applied to such articles as (iermany might easily ship out of the country. The aim set forth was that by holding up these supplies there would go up a great outcry against Great llrltuin, and that such pressure would be brought on the Administration as to compel instant action on the part of the State De partment In demanding that Great Brit ain lessen the tightness of Its blockade. The letter In which Herr Waetsoldt suggests the ruse as a means of creating American resentment against England whs written In Garman. The transla tion follows : Imperial German General Consulate. Jur ...I No. N 738-15. Hr-lrort No. H. 10-11. New Yohk, June 80, 1915. The Joint procedure of the importers of goods from Germany and Austria Hungary, suggested In my report of June 10, 1915, H. 24-15, lias taken a wider scope than could have been ex pected at first. The last two meetings, In which a protest against the British order In "! 'il was formulated, were unex pectedly well attended and led to the sending of a commission to Washing ton, which was received by Mr. Lan sing of the State Department, and re ceived firm promises, but no absolute assurance, that the Department of Mtati would guard the Interests of the Imports, Further, a petition was sent to the President, which was sub scribed to by nearly all the large lm portert, besides a number of American business men who receive materials from Uermany and Austria. In the petition It was firmly pointed out ttutt the payment for goods before shipment was not cus lOnMM or bust l iee.il Ike, and that Just llie largest and most responsible American firms, who are accustomed to transact their business on open credit, will have to suffer because of the order in oouncll. and that many American firms also had running con tracts for delivery with German fac tories, and erven also owned soma factories In Germany. It Is also pointed out In the petition that the trade with specified persons In a few cases Is Just as little bene fited as by payment for the goods in i ' of selsure. The American busi ness houses must Insist upon a general permission to deal in goods which art Dot contraband. Mate Department Policy. As I liavw been assured by the In 'errated circles, the Htate Department Is now no longer Inclined to support ths commission for exceptional cases in Isolated Instances, but Intends to work toward a general rule. On tills Imsls the Department of State is also supposed to be opposed to sending sn otfielsl commissioner to London to handle isolated cases with the British (ovea nment ; it Is also to advlss against the sending of a representa tive of the importers to London to handle the exceptional oases. All nnotlanloiiK of the American Govern ment with the British Government er, up to this time, unofficial. Ah the movement In the business World has tuken on such a wide scope, hud great pressure is bslmj brought i" hear on the sHaie Department from ' He ia i sources, It Is possible thst the fa). tier will in the future be handled with a little more energy than here tofore. The principal and most tangible pressure on the Administration In Weshlngton will only begin to be felt when the cotton question again becomes acute. There is a particularly good crop In prospect, and If the ex portation of ootton Is Interrupted and the price of cotton thereby Influenced Injuriously, the actum States vlr. the Democratic South will bring all possible pressure to bear on the Demo cratic Administration fb have the or der In council revoked. Prom a Oerman standpoint the pres sure on the American Government can be strengthened by the Interruption of deliveries from Germany, even if the British Government should permit ex ceptions. Those shipments especially should be interrupted which the Amer ican Industries so badly require, espe cially chemicals and dyestuffs, as also goods which are used In the realm of the flne arts. . The withholding of goods Is the surest means of occasioning the plac ing before the Admlnlstrstlnn In Washington of American Interests. Those protests have the most weight which come from the American In dustries whlrh employ many workers. The complaint of one of the great American dye factories which declared that the continued withholding of dye stuffs would make necessary the dis missal of 1.000 workmen has done more than the protests of the Im porters. A copy of this report Is being for warded to the Imperial emtwissy. WAicTxni.nT. Trsde Representative. Regarding : The protests of Ameri can Importers of Oerman and Austrian goods against the British order In council. To his Excellency, the Imperial Chancellor, Dr. von nethniann-ltoll-weg. "It wss the Invariable experience In the State IVpsrttneiM," says the ar ticle, "that Uermany. while apparently working for the transportation of these essentials, was really trying to make It appear that it could not get them through because of rhe British blockade The purpose of this pretence was. of roui'se, to Influence the American Gov ernment to resist the right of England to scrutinise any shipments from Germany. It was the German hope that this might result In complications between this Gov ernment anil Great Britain that would eventually permit the safe transporta tion of all German goods to the t'nlted States or compel the atrardonffnent of the blockade of North Sea ports hy the Brit ish Government." S.nnn.oon a Week Spent. In the rext place the article tells of large amounts of money shipped to Count von Bernstorff, Gorman Ambas sador to Washington. It Is asserted that 1 1.1 on. ono was sent to the Ambassador by the Deutsche Bank of Berlin on July 2 last . that Germany Is spending more than $2,000,000 a week In this country to promote various activities in spying on the Allies and In furthering propa ganda here favorable to Germany. It Is said that lr. Heinrlch Albert, the chief financial agent of Germany, receives Isrge amounts and that Herr Schmidt, the Western representative of the Deutsche Bank, also received large amounts. The translation of a secret document sent to Count von Bernstorff regarding tlie transmitting of $1,100,000 came from the "Gehelmer Iherrlegungsrat" (secret Government (Viunael, whose name is not given) is printed in full. It follows: New York. July 28. 1915. You have in the name of the Ger man Bank to our order for the ac count of the Imperial Interior Office for the account of S. Suliberger A Sons Company, New York, a guaran teed maximum of 82 per cent, of the highest amount In the contract of $1,100,000 (one million one hundred thousand dollars) alluwed you by the Inclosed. There Is an agreement governing this that for all claims which are, on i basis of this security, made current by the firm of S. Sulxberger A Sons Company against the Deutsche Bank. Berlin, the Im perial Interior (itttee Will advance in full to the Deutsche Bunk. As security for this advance we ap propriate 1. $600,000 (six hundred thousand) 5 per cent. German Treasury notes ( ) which we In due time transmitted as a foundation for the by this time settled account of $600,000 on April 7 . and 2. Further $80u,000 (three hundred thousand dollars) 5 per cent. German Treasury notes ( ?) whlrh we are to day delivering to you, so that you now have In hand for this guarantee a total of $900,000 (nine hundred thousand dol lars) 5 per cent. German Treasury notes (?). The Imperial Interior office la bound, as soon as the Deutsche Bank is called upon to make payment on the basis of this advance, to reimburse the accounts uf the Deutsche Bunk tu that extent. Secret Govt. Counsel. imperial Ambassador, Herr Schmidt, who bus his office with John 11. McClemenl of 163 Broadway, has been connected with the Deutsche Bunk for thirty-two years. Before the war he spent much time in South Amer ica on banking business, mid last Octo ber he was sent to this country. He has not been concerned with politics in Germany or In this country. He re fused to receive reporters yesterday. Jeromes Name Mentioned. A third phase of the revelations tills morning deal with negotiations that were carried on between William Trav ers Jerome, former District Attorney, and Athur von Brlesen, one of the best known German American cltlxens. The letter written by Mr. Jerome to Mr. von Brlesen after the latter hail consulted him points out that Mr. Jerome would need a retainer of $10,000 and $10,000 for expenses I- m- the matter uould not lie Intrusted to "agents of the or dinary type of private detectives." Mr. von Brlesen, who served In the American civil war, resigned lust win ter as president of tlie Legal Aid Society "because of criticism of his German name." He served once as commissioner to investigate Kllis Isl and, having bcon appointed by Col. Koosevelt, of whom Mr. von Brlesen was a great admirer. The letter of Mr. Jerome follows: No. $7 Wall Street, New York, June 29, 1915. Arthur von Brlesen, Ksq.. No. 25 Broad Street, New York City. Mr. Dear Mr. von Brlesen : Since I saw you this morning I have conferred with my partners in regard to the mat ter that we discussed. It would Im a great pleasure for me to undertake this business, not only because my In clination would coincide with my pro fessional duty, but because the em ployment would be to do what, regard -lesa of any legal question Involved, I considered to be right. The contemplated business Is, how ever, one which If done oorrcotky would require very much labor and a very considerable expenditure of money, in order to get si the facts necessary to properly present our cause. The selec tion of agents to conduct these Inves tigations would be a difficult matter. They could not, of course, be of 'he ordinary type of private detectives, and we might from time to time, and undoubtedly would have to, expend considerable sums In order tu obtain desired information. No one, of course, vould be assured of success in the matter, so that In ad dition to the labor Involved one mtgilit very well have to meet a discouraging situation, Isxving failed to aouoml!ah the end in view. The mailer Is so grave in Its' char acter that I should be unwilling to uudsrtaas It wltliput devoting my beat Washington Is Flooded With Rumors of Plots Philippine Sedition Fostered by Teutons Unverified Report Other Developments May Lead to Dip lomatic Exchanges With Germany. Washington, Aug. 17 Administra tion officials continued to-day In an atti tude of watchful waiting toward the cfharges that a big pro-German conspir acy, Involving Gertnam diplomatic offi cials, is at work in this country In an effort to stir up public opinion against ihe Administration's foreign policy, force the establishment r f an emhnrgo on arlns and ammunition and foment labor troubles In factories producing war sup plies for the Allies. Meanwhile, however, s flood of charges and rumors In regard to German spies and German plots are pouring In upon Washington. While Government officials refuse to become excited over these de velopments it is apparent tlmt the situa tion Is giving them serious concern and that they are alive to the possibility that they will lie forced to take some action thai will add to the tenseness of the situation between his country and I iermany. The late-t batch of newspaper charges to be brought to the attention of Gov ernment officials were that Geinian spies had bee.v discovered among the employee of the Treasury ami State I Depai tmctits ; that evidence was in hand which had started - he Government u.n an investigation to determine wheither or not German Influences were at work stirring up sedition In the Philippines and, tmally. that a secret wireless plan had lieen located on the roof of a house In northwest Washlngt OB, the owner of which, a German secret service agent was busily engaged dally In tapping off'-l clal messages Hashed from the Govern ment station at Arlington, Ya. Philippine Sedition Rumor. The Department of Justice, which wss reported to huve assigned secret service men to all of these cases, denied flatly that it had any such evidence or was Investigating. An attache of the British hmhaaay was credited with having had information In regard to the "Philippine sedition." but It was learned authorita tively that the embassy had no such Information, officials of the T-easui v Department denied the reports in reir.ui to German spies there and so also did the State Department. While it is realised by officials here that many of the serious charges whi i are being made are Wet founded and worthy of fhe most careful Investigation on the part of the Government agents, the fear is expressed that loo many reck less statements are being made without attenuate evidence to substantiate them. Samuel Gompers. president of the American Federation of Labor, issued a statement to-night In which he nxaln iluiu .h-. v. ,. .1 ; "" " "" "--" o, 'lnm,r. "m ,1 " h"111wam".1 s Influence In the calling if strikes. JS'.JSS!!! , "T S ""'A'"'' Hl statement te ds to confirm the reports,' already published that an effort was I made hy ..erman sgents to bring abo it JL-, 7- J" , i. ,a ""1""'r" .-. .... ,. .,,.... ... iwwmi up uipasNua efforts to make It a success, and it would be necessary that I not onlv '' l 1 r myself give it close personal atten tion. but I should want my paltm .vir. ttanci unii. to a certain et, nt my partner Mr. Kresel to be as ac tive In the matter as I myself would be. In other words, I don't want to undertake the Job without doing everything humanly possible to make It successful Under these circum stances 1 feel that we should have a substantial fund In hand to draw on for expenses, and I think that fund should not be less than $u.00li. So far as the i-ompensation of my self and associates in this matter is concerned I think that we should have a retaining fee of 10,000i and that our ultimate compensation should, of course, depend upon the various elements that go to make up a lawyers proper and reasonable charge. To sum up. I should be glad to un dertake the work and give it my best attention for a retaining fee of $10.- 000 provided that 1 receive assurances that there will be funds for expenses up to the amount of $10,t00. I leave this afternoon for Washing ton on a matter of business, and from there I go to my place in Connecticut. 1 will not return to New York until a week from next Monday. Should you have reached a decision to employ me in this matter before that tune you may communicate with my office and they will know where to 'get me and I can return to the city. With best regards 1 remain, very sincerely yours, WlLUAM Travkiis JMObPB, There is much mystery as to who is tlie head of the German secret agents in this country It has been said that Capt. Boy-lid, naval attache to the German Kmliassy, hud elmrge of the work, but that never has been proved, though some of the revelations regarding the issuing of passisjrts to German American citi xois ure suid to have let! in his direc tion. Silence prevailed yesterday anxing so called German representatives whoso nam. have been mentioned In the secret corresmdcnce. Count von Bernstorff ruusod it to he announced tlmt ho won Id make no statement now. It Is likely that when the revelations are ended he will have something to say. Hugo Shweltxer. a German A merles, II chemist who sinned a contra.1 for a sup ply of phenol from tlie American oil anl Supply Coiniutuy, said he might Issue a statement this afteriKJcn. A. J. Moxham, prosldemt of the Aetna Explosives Company, which sold tiowdei' unwittingly to the Bridgeport Projectile Oomiaiuy, said to Isi controlled by Ger many's agents, said he would make a statement at 2 o'clock to-day. J. H. Hoadley, a director in the Bridgeport Projectile Company, financed with Ger man money, refused to muke any state ment. It was learned yesterday from an authoritative source tn.it Germany has a great many ageiitM or spies working In this country. They are oorly paid and are rojiorted to have left various .rails because of their lack of skill, but hhey luo o kept the Government's agents here busy trailing them. HITCHCOCK URGES EMBARGO. Kaowa Nothing of I'rupsa nda . but Will t'rar geaale lo Acl. Omaha. Neb., Aug. 17. United States Beustor U. M. Illtchoork of Nebraska denies that he has any knowledge what ever concerning the tiermsn propaganda movement. In n sighed statement given out to day he say a ' I know nuthlnc whatever of the move ment and have never he. ml of the men mentioned as engineering It. I am In favor of an embargo on the exportation of arms and ammunition. I . .-1 Decem ber I Introduced In the Senate a bill lo orohlblt the trade. 1 later offered my bill as aa amendment to tne snipping olU of munitions to the Allies. Mr. Gompers aid : "If an Inquiry were directed to what I pointed out, that Is, to the efforts to corruptly induce labor men to all strikes anvmg longshoremen and seamen, K would be fruitful In results. For several months at times 1 could sreiroely avoid httvlng people try to coine In contact with me upon the scheme to mil strikes which would afteC the situation regard ing the handling of products Intended for European countries. In my opinion, a dllstwit inquiry shoukl be made Into this entire matter. Wltliout regard of sny sympathy foT the one or the other side of the nations Involved In the war, had It nut been for the rsmesty of tits men at the head of some of there or ganisations primarily in Interest there would have been great strikes Inaugu rated at fhe Instance of the agents of foreign Governments. (iontprrs's strike Policy. "All my Hfe I have tried, and will con tinue to try, to secure the very best pos sible conditions and wages and hours for the workers of our country. If these cannot he accomplished without strikes I have no hesitancy In encouraging etilkee for tlwslr attainment, but such striken will have to be undertaken for these specific direct purpose ... not for any ulterior purposes, ami an Im proper purpose, and particularly when undertaken by corrupt or other means in the Interests of another. ouns is an the Interests of one nation as against American labor movement and will be conducted by the rank and tile and the officers of the American lubor move ment." While the publlsheii reports of a Ger man plot to cause trouble In the I'hllip- pines were discredited on all sides, the disclosure was made that the British Embassy had called to the attention of I 'tilted States officials the activities of two Germans In the Philippines and the presence near one of the islands of a suspicious vessel. This occurred some time ago and was in no way related to any suspected plot against the t inted States. The British agents In this country had Information that shipments of arms bad been made from the Pacific coast for Asiatic ports by Germans with a view to smuggling these munitions into India and fomenting uprisings there. The British suspected that Germans In the Philippines were having something to do with that plot and they called the mat ter to the attention of this Government. This perhaps gave rise to the latest charge that Germans were try ing to cause trouble in the Philippines, hut i : ; is apparent that the case related merely to a suspicion of neutrality violations So far as has been learned, nothing came of the matter. At the Department of Justice It was mtoi ,,au.. ii,. Mau. u.... t - - """"or !. om puo- llshsd as ye, to warrant the law offl- CM In initiating criminal proceedings 0n ,,, ol,.r ,,,, ,he lin,,K14tlns ,.". ernlng pernicious activity on the part of ,;,,, diplomatic officials are sucl, that they may lead to development whlch will cause the Stale Department ' lttK " matter up with German iBpoyxes dlplomati Ic channels and It received in support the totes of thirty-seven Senators, o 1 made a speech in supi It Is the only occasion I thirty-seven Senators on that occasion isirt of my bill. have siMiken on I tne sunject. snd I am nor now under 'any engagement to sieak in Chicago or elsewhere. "At the approaching session of C in I gross I expect to Introduce my bill and ; 10 RdVOCaia It as art American meaauea In the Interests of the Amcrh an people." GERMAN VIEW GIVEN. "Frnnkf urter .ellnnK" ss Ills- closures Are oinlesl. fxjSCsfJ Cs64 re.WA to TltK Si v Bkki.iN (by wireless, Aug. 17. According to i via Ismdon), despatch from Frankfrt the Frankfurter . ituny says in reference to the disclosures concern ing activities of German agenta in the United states: "We do not know what pnsifs the let ters Oontaln That we are trying to pur chase abroad what we may need during the war. and which mlKhl otherwise fall Into the hands of t lie enemy Is so obvious that disclosures rSffardlni it are inmi cal, particularly Inasmuch as the I'nite.l States has officially declared that the nature of American neutrality Is such that American manufticturers may sell arms and ammunition to us as well as to our enemies." VON MOLTKE SAYS U. S. IS PROLONGING WAR Declare Conflict Will Lust Until Americana stop scii- i ii r Arms to Allies. faealgl ahle frixitrh tn Tint Si v IxisiiijN, Aug. 17 According to a deapach from Amsterdam, the f'oiifl- 1 gsgfgl Time, g Berlin nawapgper irintii ent. with fount von Multke, formerly chief o the Oerman QenaroJ. stair, wtui said the war woul 1 last as IniiR as the United States supplies arms find ammu nition to Uermany 's enemies, t'nunt von Moltke Is quoted us follows: "The tiermatiN have often smashed their enemies with their swords, but every time the neutral United States came out from the background and put new weapons In their hands. The United Slates, therefore, la directly raBSOIWl ble for prolonging the war, for otherwise Oermany would already have brought it to a close, at least on one front." Col. Kmersou remark, d that the United Slates Is acting within Its rights and that Uermany had acted In the same way In recent wars. Thereupon, fount von Moltke anld that (Iermany always refused to furnish arms to America's enemies, especially to Spain during the Cuban war. Tlie Interviewer then akl ; "What about the (Jerman arms found in Mexico In 19U?" "The Culled States was not at war with Mexico when these arms were sold," answered Count von Moltke. "(iermany sold arms to Mexico only In tlmu of peace, but never during war time." He then referred to the enormous ex penditure for smmunltlon and said no body befpre the war had had any con ception what the demand would be. (Ier many, he added, la In the same predica ment ua her enemies, and Ihe Gel man ai rules early In the war were frequently dangerously short of arms and am mu nition, but the amaxlug capacity and adaptability of the staffs In charge of the various plants. s well as the pa triotism of the workmen, enabled (ier many to emerge from her danGerous l"l"lon. CHARGES GERMANS SEEK NAVY SECRETS FrovidraM "Joint"' Makes Kiffht Accusations to Sor retitrv Daniels. CALLS DR. FRANK A SPY PROviDrxcr.. It. T.. Aug 1 (Wednes day). The Providence Journal says this morning: "At the request of President Wilson the Providence Journal has presented to Secretary of the Navy Daniels and the members of the neutrality board at I special meeting hela In Washington in the office of the Secretary of the Navy a series of tacts that prove the Mister) Of of German propaganda In this oouniry and the activities of the German spy system for several years before the be ginning of the preserrt war. At the meet ing there were present In addition to the representatives of Its) Journal Sec retary of the Navy Daniels, Dr. James Brown Scott, ornuiman of the p.irtrallty board, and (iapt. James II Oliver, IT. 8. N , another member of the neutrality board. Tlie evidence presented by the Journal, accompanied by proofs of all the charges made, consisted of eight separate and distinct facts as follows: "1. That Dr. K. G. Frank, the present executive head at the SayviUe wirelesa station, sought to obtuln access through an Urtennedlatory to isirts of an Ameri can battleship not oiien to vinitors at the Brooklyn navy yard on January 1$, 1!ii9, for the purpose of stealing one of the few secrets the t'nlted States navy his left the details of Its Are control s s-tom. Calls Frank Chief uf spies. "2. That the said Dr. K. G. Frank Is really the head In the United States of what is known In Berlin as an Informa tion bureau and that much of his ac tlvlty consists In obtaining iu various w.iiri similar secret information and also confldotitlal data concerning apparatus and methods developed by American manufacturers of great value either ti the German trovernment or Germag manufacturing interests. "3 That Commander II. Ketxmann, the naval attache of the Imperial Ger man Kmbassy at Washington, whose place Is now tilled by Capt. Bcy-Kd. at tempted on NovsjnbM lull, to make ue .,t .i wirele-.,-. station at rayvnie nur- inK t),e Moris . o troubles to communicate orders and information to the German nasi Cruising in the r.rltlsh Channel and the North Sea. "4. That in M.u-ch. 1910, the same Commander Iletxtnann attempted to se cure accurate arid complete Information isincernlrur the entire wireless service In the United States, and particularly the naval radio serv: "5. That the Telofunken Company of Berlin, under intructlons from the Qer. man Foreign Office, attempted In May. I'M 1. to sulnillt a DM to tlie l mien Miuw Government for the supplying and In tallatlon of a large number of wireless stations in the l'hllippinc, which were to be located, if possible, at the sites ind lasted on a special map supplied to the Telefunken Company by the German Foreign MBoa, Tin. niurked map, to gether with a lust, was also placed by the Telefunken Company of Berlin in the possession of its branch house In Man. la with full Instructions anil ordeis to treat I the matter as strictly confidential, and particularly the marked map from the Oerman goreixm Office. hemes ttteaapl si roatral "S. That Hans Mr. do general man ager of the i Jerman Telefunken COTO liany. and an Officer in tlie German army, attempted to gather under German con trol in 1111, and was partially successful In doing so. an entire chain of private wireless stations and stations owned by other Governments in South and Central America working through a plant at I : ytrlll That before the Sayvllle station was constructed. Ihe Telefimken Com pany of Berlin In September, lsl". sua- gested. In order to hide the real owner - ship of the station, that the not essarv land be purchased In the nam" of Will- lam S. Hulse, an American cltlxen and one of Its confidential representat'ves f In New York, who was then to transfer; the title to them. Special stress was lain ny Benin on tne rac inat nutss was an American citlxen. The land, I however, was finally purchased hy Paul1 K. PlohOll of th TVlf'funkmi CompHiiv of Berlin it the nam' of BtoUwerok Mtoh A nifiiitifr (if that firm In a dlrer tor aiul Hlot'kholiler In t lie Telcf'itikcti company. "h. That hi Niienihei, 11MI. t ho man- ajetr of th AtUatufo CominuQlctUon Company In M)W York reoelVWl a rorn- muntcatlon from the QeMlUKhftfl Pur DnthtlOM TelegrapbU which toted that Qermftny wan treat ly intprt'Ntetl In oh taihini? permanent laiwt Matton In the ncifchhorhoort of Ntt ai aua hecaune they woulil he of ftreat value If the ranama 4 'anal wan fortified." TUUKS DRIVE BRITISH BACK. Troops Forced to et Protection of tilled Warships. CONgrAMTtNort.K. via It.-rlin and The Hague, Aug. IT. The Turka have driven llrttlxh reenMriNunents landed near I ...... , guva Hay. on the . M ihore of Ihe W 1,1 ,"'",",n entrsltt. Ualllpoll Penlnaula, back to the shore, Kn Interview with M, Eavltalanoa, par according to deapatohaa received hergltlaan of m Venlgeloe, who ban been to-day, which odd that the British took elected President of the ureek Chamber refuge under the protection f the niiiudiof Deputies, is published in the RerHner warships. Tatj' bluff of July 23, copies of Which Stern Brothers Continuing To-day, To-morrow and Friday, The End-of -Season Clearing Sale of Men's Sack Suits at $12.50 and 19.50 Kormer prices; were up to $35.00 This seuson's smartest models ; made of ggrggg, plain und striped worsteds, cassimeres, cheviots and desirable mix tures; sizes 34 to 46 chest measure. Also a very fortunate purchase of Shantung and Courtauld Silk Suits, $12.50 Regularly $22.50 and 25.00 Men's Outing Trousrra at $2.23, 3.2.", 3.50 Regularly $3.75 to 5.00 VENIZELOS CHOSEN AS GREEK PREMIER Tiikes Four T)ayn, However, to Decide on Acceptance Rfld Future Course. HE AM) KlXfi IX ACCORD Uonivjn. Aug. 17. Tlie resignation of the Go u nor Is Cabinet was accepted by King Constantlne of Greece o-day. ac cording to an Athens despatch. The King Immediately called M. Venlxelos. the former Premier, to confer with him. I'mofflclnlly It Is stated that the King at that meeting laid before M. Vemlielos the terms upon wrhlch he will appoint him Premier. The ex-Premier was In audience with the King for several hours, during which all aspects of the Greek situation were discussed at length. It Is reported that the King and M. Venlxelos found them selves to be In complete accord on all vital subjecta Venlxelos Is understood to have asked for four days In which to consider the diplomatic situation he fore accepting the Premiership. Ventselos Kksplxojr Course. The Timet, whose Athens correspond ent says that M. Venlxelos seems dis posed to facilitate an understanding with King Constantlne In order to avoid a fresh crisis, expresses the belief that It would tie premature to regard the triumph of ths Venlxelos policy as al ready assured. The paper recalls tlie fact that Birart from the King, the Gcr manoplule politicians are cooiernling In efforts against the Knlente Powers, while the Allies are opposed by leading Greek military Genera. s. "Until It Is known whether M. Venl xelos succeeds In forming the new Cain net." says the Times, "he cannot Is; said to hve triumphed, even snould he be come Premier. His action will be de termined by tlie circumstances now ex isting, and these circumstances ni.iy me dude a return to the policy advocated by him in March. In any went his sympathies arc with the Kntente IVwera nd his belief that the welfare of Qreocs Is liounil up n tli. Victory of the Allies Is not likely M change.'' Some political observers assert that King Constantlne will be won over In the cession of Greek territory to Bul garia as an inducement to that country lo enter the war on the side of the Al lies, while others lielieve that the King's pro-German sympathies will dominate the sltuat.on It la even suggested In some quarters that M, V eft! set OS w-ill no loajfcar stand out for Greek participation In tlie war and that his appohttmofal at Premier will mean continued Greek neu trality No one doubts that the general situa tion at Athens is of the tinder liox va- r:ei on the vei ge of bursting into I flame at any moment. It Is awn sug i geted that should the Kirig eontlime to I Insist upon a policy of neutrality there i will be an uprising ag:iinst him and that M. Venlxelos will be m.ide President of a Greek republic. Ralksn utntes II IV.erisb. Reports race IsSCi by trie Italian Gov ernment from Rumania. Bulgaria and Greece show that military preparations in those countries are being carried on with feVSriab haste. In some quarters here this is taken to mean that these States are nearing a decision au to their policy In the war The Geneva Trihiinr prints the follow-1 lug despatch from Rumania "King Ferdinand yesterday gave ai long private audience to the Greek Min ister, who Is a member of the pai ty headed by RteUtherloa VanifM los ." French opinion considers it premature to see in the defeat of the Gounarla Ministry acceptance by Greece of the line of policy outlined by the Quadruple Kntente In its last note Tlie .1nfiii doubts that Venlxelos will take the Stand for the Kntente Allies he had at I he beginning of the year. "But at least." Hays tile Unfix, "the Allies will find In VonlKelos a statesman Capable of applying broad Judgment j and Intelligence to the consideration of , his country's Interests." T vir re TCi BT1M A'T A .M' .ll,r,ci II nl'J.H.l.i Firms Here Won't fell Ponder Till MIMuMto la Katita, The Oovernmsnt of Rumania wants to buy munitions of war In this country, hut she cannot place her orders for ammunition until she announces Just how she Intends to eiwlng In the Balkan situation if she swings with Germany her orders will not be filled by powrlei Companies that are supplying ihe Allies. If she takes the side of the Allies Shi ran place her ordeis easily The fact that this situation prevails Is taken fo Indicate that her attitude 1 in the Kuropean war has not been i settled it was learned in Wall treol 1 yaaterday that ituuianla has been seck- log; In vain to buy powder. The big i plants, however, that have receive I orders from France have been compelled i to sign a contract that they will not sell to the Teutonic allies. WAR FEVER OYER. I Veplaeloa rnrtisan -,, . recce have Just been received In New York. The Athens correspondent of the Berlin palter quotes M. Zavltalauns as saying: "It Is my opinion, as well as that of the members of my party, that the national Interests of Greece tend to di rect us to the able of the Allies. At the same time, however, I believe that Un reasons which not long ago urged M Venlxelos and the Liberal party lo aban don our policy of neutrality and enter I the war on the side of the Quadruple I Kntente no longer exist. The reason i for my belief Is the fact that there has ; occurred since then a remarkable chang- In the situation determining our foreign policy." The Tageblntt'a correspondent ,iskcd M. Zarvltslanos if this latter view was shared hy the liberal parly In general, w hereujion the Greek statesman re plied : "I believe nobody falls to recognlxe the great changes that have come to pass and nobody deems It advisable for Oca org to abandon her neutra.lty." M. St.ivltsiano in the course of the Interview expressed his tlrtn conviction th.it M Venlxelos was bound to return to isiwer. "And supposing that the King and M. Veniaeloa arm not be a Ma to agree on the question! of the Greek foreign policy?" .isked the Interviewer "Then." M Zavitslanos Is quoted as replying, our constitution provides for Aftai i lone, ami farduoua expedition a new dissolution of the Chamber. MoW-1 OVSI Siacielfl and pass, s on Italian ler- ever, I believe tlt.it two men who lovnirttoiy tin Italian IrtMMJM s viled In their country as ardently as the King gaining a foothold on Alls': : in III and Mi Venizelos, will be well ah!e to agree upon a way on which this country can lie led to continued happiness and Well being " FRENCH TAKE ANOTHER BRIDGE IN THE VOSGES Infantry Attacks Oerman Poal tlona ii nd Repnlaei a Counter A Muck. (aeeiel fee ft rrintrh ia Tor si . I'.wus. Aug. it French Infantry gained a foothold on a fresh ri.lg. In the Vosges to-day. a 'dng 10 the official communique Issued to-night The statement was as follow": Artillery duels without any notable Incident have taken place on the greater part of the front. In the Vosges we heavily bombarded the German positions in the ruglon of the l.lngekopf and Helchackeikopf and on the ridge between Sonderbach nml tsindersbacfi At the latter point our Infantry nttackiii and gained a footing on the ridge, where they are now Installed. A German count, r attack was repulsed. The following Official statement was issued earlier In the day : Las' night there was fairly spirited caeinooadli ai varloua iiims on the front, notably at Boeslnghe and at Que: nev leres and in Lorraine, In the vicinity of Arracourt and l,eintrcy. There was fighting with hand grenades In the Amine at Fontaine. aux-t'harmea and at i.a Haute-t'he. vauohee. At this latter place the Ger mans mine out from their trenches yesterday evening to deliver an attack, but our tire drove them bark to their lines. G ERM A NS MOWED DOWN. iieiuisns Defend Dtamade Bridget head Mieeessf n 1 1 . Paglg, Aug. 17 The Hermans made an ihcr desperate attempt to take the i. mo tie bridgehead at Dtxmude rro-n ma defending Belgian troopa last night, hut failed Tlie ncomtng columns aere cut to pieces by well placed machine guns, and the few men who finally leached Ihe foremost fetich were forced to retire i nmedlatoty. fetal night the Belgian tmps retire, i from the nret line at this point and waited at the soinml line f r the Oer man attack to iH-g n. When the Oerman troopa appeared four abreast they were perm sited to march within eay ririge of the machine auns before a sht was nreo. This bridgehead has been taken I : - iii the Belgians three times, ami .is many times recaptured. DRIVE DESTROYERS OFF. 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Italian tr.iie have launched a concentrated attack upon the Austrian fortress of TotmlnO, on the Upper t son ao, The official reisirt of On War Oak e to-iuglii s:ati. tli.it the two nun forts guarding Tolmino. Santa Maria and. Santa l.tn-la. Isith south of the fortress, were attacked by Italian artlllet) Under cover ot heavy guns Infantry dstachmentl made some prog ress toward the forts and In lis- SUtxes uncut fighting took r. tl 4 prisoners.' in I eluding seventeen times re, besides much . war material, the Ortler reesjon, In wee-tern Tyrol, oc- cupylng sfadatacnspitaoi a strongly for , titled height, Starting out from Cap-' anna Milano, these troopa sspsgad tin Camoscl glacier, made their way across the pass Separating that glacier fiiun tie large Cantpo glacier, which they also erO MM .I The then intrenched themselves ;,t Tuckettspitie and from. there advanced upon the Madiitschtpitse. The official report Is as follows: In the region of the Ortler. between the vall. vs of the Adda and the Adlge a detachment of our troops, starting from Capanna Mltano on the nlghl of August it crossed the CTamosrl Pass ami the Campo glacier, ascended the deep loights to Tucket tardtae tll - 114 feet), where they surprised the enemy and occupied the summit of Hlnter Madatschspltae (I I, MS feci). On the I Son ao our Infantry pro gressed in the Monte Nam region, oc cupying Rattelberg, where they dis lodgrd the Austrian from their trenches, nur men repulsed a counter attack. In the Tolmino region the Italian tmops deliver, d a loillianr offensive tn Veme til amine! Hie hills of Santa Maria and Hants l.u.iii. which com mand a strong position mi the right haul; of the laonao. After artillery preparation our Infantry advanced nml occupied several trenches on the eastern elope of these helghta The enemy's looses arero very heavy We captured seventeen off ra and 141 men. beshb-s taking several guns-and large supplies of ammunition ITALIANS BEATEN HACK. Miacka mi i rolen UeffeaM Works. I'aii, Vlennn Reporte( Veerlel At6f iup'h tm Tin. Hi n Vienna, via Amiterdam, Aut, 1 7. The following ohVial icpoit tloni on the Italian frOltl .t :Miirii here to-liltfht The tire of the Italian heavj nrtll lerj agetnei our Tyrolean defenot aoriH rontinaee. Hoetlle Infantn taenmenti advancing in t ! Val Bugana to Qaraano, northaaal of BorgO, have len I hark I n t he roaatal region the I ta liana continued their attacka with nt ranger forren agalnel our poaltlon bttween Km (Monte Nero) and Tolroeln tToi mlno i, hut they re repulaed evert where. Teaterdti v afternoon t he 1 oheri plateatl .H irn whh mnier a violent Artillery flic. KING'S PHYSICIAN GERMAN SPY ivrtiiinifMi or Bulifirla Ulamlaaee Or. tirneiaeli Lnna in erhe. aertel raeei iriit-h t Tna ?i h, IjONDOn. a up. IT A deanateh imm gofta eayi mieeed i r King Ferdinand haa die Iruetielg who ii id been hla for t elve yea !-w. "n the phyelcla n ground thai h n been found t e a I term t'1 P5 EVENTS IN THE WAR ONE YEAR AGO TO-DAY Belgians 1 Up lel fiirtH. ItirT battle in progreM i the Meuee, Qermani rvai m1 pi ij-t !?) of the St llie refloti In A lea cm gervlatia rout Auetr Mount alni the 'i fcat 16(000 nu n. HuNFlam- IliVadl ri ii in Bahati army hina lallclg roHjteti checked. Auel nueelan fronUe ill val, y vtuaw . i oNg ! ,he u" ntier of the U. S have fancied it. and aa your acenic Columbia River h. n You view it for two hun- VV&I OIK I MNygf COir.A0t