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THE SUN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1915.
TEUTON ARMIES CLOSING IN ON BREST-LITOVSK tronffhold on RaiiIm inner Line (f DtftBM and Large font in Phrii. UKiA MENACED HY BIG GERMAN FLEET ml i bl4 IX' "' In a "i II loNtnx, A US. 1!. At a late houi lo- 4hl ill teport from MM Kussian thra , nf VM Indicate that the full of toe (,,,.rr!.s of r.rest-l.ltovsk, the moat Im irtrtsnt forlr on the Russian Inner DM of defence. Is Imminent. The Oer , , official statement to-day asserts that V fortress 1s almoat enclreled by t he ,,uu-o-f lerman troops The railway .. lli.iUlnl ... UrMl I MeMh Minns iri.ni " " . i Herman nanus. nussians MM en male prisoners with Ha esr'i'f Meanwhile. "c iuuenucr or .mivo t na). T KrPncn nnvc wr, tleld nmrgevsk. with Its garrlaon of more j potftlM of great strategic value from than 50.""" llusslan. I generally co. tne UermBllp according to to-dayr, ofB teM t" '" uiieatlon of but a few days. communl(luei WBWa Hdus that If not noun. Two forts were atortned ' ,nrourhou, Wednesday night the Teu yesterday, the Hermans taking 1,000 j to made vlolent but unsuccessful si tu itonrra and i:.'. cannon. tempts to regain the lost ground. A til1' drive umiii i! g.i ami n toicing of the movement against Vllna are es Nttd a the Immediate consequences of UatUM 'wonty-four hours' developinenta. Tht fate of the main Kusaiuu army, thus far saved from the many traps laid by the Teuton invaders, and atlll intact and retreating In good order, la DM , -rut re of diat-UHaion by all the mlll rv experts. While the leading wrll- rfl admit the situation to he grave, they allow no signs nf abandoning hope for the ultimate escape of the Russian main force, basing their confidence chiefly Upon llie oil leoicu Diimcij ui i" liuke Nicholas. The location of Brest-ldtovsk. on the (dire of the maish district that stretch, eastward for fifty miles and is traversed b' ;ut one railroad and ia devoid of h h iys of the lexist mllltaiy value, Is. owcxer. full of danget to the at my de Mi.lmg the stronghold Military ob MM in r.svgnize that the escape of IhfM troops will he practlcully lmMs enie If the forts fall The fortress ia ti I bombarded from the northwest, west and southwest. N.7UU I'rlionrra Taken. The official statement issued In H'r III! to-day gives the total number of trlaonsra taken in Ul la:t twenty-four hours as 8. "00. The statement ia aa ftllOWl : Arm grOtip of Klelil Marshal von H ivlenburi I tn the occaalon of cap- tiis us Kovno an additional thirty offi c - and 1,991 men were taken pris oner. L'ndcr nraaOUrO Ot t lie lOU of Kovno h llliaalini wen- ub'.ixed to evacu. l tholl poaitlCNM Op pool to Kalwarya r ! .una'.ki. Our troops are pus- u them , ru her to the south tjerman tr I :u. d tile N n ew. west of T -In it They captured X00 ftuaeiitns Tie army of lien. ou (iallwita has It prr ITOM In an oaatorly direction. Soith ot Waiak our troops leached .ix from Blaloatock to Ureat- 1. ivsli Three thotunnd Kussiuns ei, ; . . i) prieonei a. i.i the nm lliaoitam aaoiloai of S',no Oeorgtavah our troops oapturad tl . VVkrl eroaalng. Two forts on the Bortll front war talMW by storm, more t n 1.000 prlsonera and li." cannon (all Itg into our hnnda. A my group of Prince I.i opold of Bavaria: The left winx drove the (amy, rontlnuoiMly flahting. bef.ne I and in the evening reached tile dls ti.t west and southwe-t of Niele joi)c The right wing, breaking for ward acrooa the Itug at Melnik. drove :v out or nil s:ronK liosmons In .. north of this section, and I I p Dgreaaing i urtnwi Army group of Fteal .Marshal von Ifackeiissni The crossing over the Bu between Nlemirow and Jamoiv I ii bew t.ike'i im.-.session of by allied .. ips Hef.u .- llreat-l.itovsk German trtx penetrated into outer positions ot Ihe fortress near Rokltno. south Ol I. mow. Soulii of Vladnwa our tt duj SIS pursuing the defeated enemt ITndei pressure of our ad- v, the enemy evacuated the ISili , i.nik of the Hug above and kUW VI i Iowa. He Is being pursued. fieri t hreatens It la. T'ie Official statement issued at Pctio- gi id to-tilghl araj u follows: Our warship protecting the in tra pc ln ihe Gulf of Klga yesterday d m owing to the great superiority of ihe enemy' fleet. On lbs Itiga-Junovo-Wilna front then is no essential change. V Kovno the enemy continues to develop Vigorously the success he at t i ned He successfully established himself in the adjoining district which forms aai intimitis between the N leu and Vllna. t OsSOWleo during the night of A IgUSI IT-IS and m t he course of the f , ng day German attack on our positions wsrs rspulssl by our lire. On the Ossowlso-Brsst-Lltovsk front and further south lighting continues t i i cliarsotsrhMd In certain sec t - bj extreme tenacity. The i nam) displayed particular oli s on Augusl I" and is In his .,1 our troops on the lower B. in the direction of Hiebdt. along the i'i horemkla Railway and near VYiuduwa. Ul UN Galiciun front there I no flili.ige. Kovo-Goorglsvsk the enemy I r . Ing the fortlflcaiions on the i ii t bunk of ihe Vistula and on tin Nan w with Increasing vigor. The fighting is of most determined .hal s ler iur wire entanglement are lovered wiin heaps of German dead Nvsithslsiss the German artillery fir i.-.. led 111 Hilcnclns our iiiiiik emollshlng lbs fortliicatloni In dor hetween Hi. Wkra and Ihe 'il NareWi after Which our defender in Spile of all effort tl iniike tand Were ,. I, lined to fall hack to Ihe rlaht hank of the Wkra. Thi enahled the Germans to concentrate their suhwe 01. ni efforts on the northern Hector between the Wkra and the VlHtula BELGIAN EROS' T ACTIVE. II I l; 1. 11 ii Hel l-'.ffectlvelr lo liVMggg llonilinrdiiienl. , I tbl hrepalrh In Till Sls Ix.NnoN, Aug. It The Belrtan War ,1 Usvrs iMHticd the follownn II its 1. tit to-day : Afer bavins shown comparatively 1 aotlvll y In the course of the night the enamy'a trtttlory iKmiiaid.,i to day diffetent imlnts on our front ; inittintly, especially In tbe en- i ni of biwnudo. Noordaohoots tnd A lioilllghs, Our artillery replied SO' n j. ii, ally and on several iK-caeioiiH d -1- ined enemy drtai'hinenta In the Hi tiny of Yer and north of Drie- rrtirtlten. 'J'heie weit 110 Inroulry actions. WAR'S DEATH LIST 5,089,000; TOTAL CASUALTIES 14.493,000 ipetlal Cable lu, ,, to Tsa Sr London, Aug. II, The following offlrlel lint of killed, wounded and prisoners has been submitted to the French Somite: Killed. Wounded. Prisoner Total. Allies 1,739.000 2.580,000 1,136,000 n. 4(8.000 Teuton 3. MO, 000 S,86,OflO 1,796,000 8.030,000 To tale B.OAt.OOO . 474, 000 2,930.000 14,493,000 The figures distribute the nunitier of killed a follows: French. 400,000: English, 180,000: HuMlana, 1,260.000: German. 1,630, : Aii-mans. 1,610,000: Turks, 100,000: Helglane. 49,000. FRENCH WIN GROUND IN BATTLE AT ARRAS 'ptiire Position of tWUIN Btnttflfl Value and Kopcl Counter Attacks. TAKE THEXCH IN ALSACE Spt.ial CMt majgfat fo TM it Paris, Auk. 19.-The region north of ArrM ,)aj become the centre of violent nghtlng. w hich begun on Wadne In a furious and long continued bat tle which raged over a Willi, section of I ha front In Alsace, on the crest of I.inge and on the heights or the Sclirata maennele. the French remained vlctora and captured a trench on the latter heights. In the Argonne too the French cored a success. The night communlyin1 was as fol lowa : Intenae artillery actions continue on the greater part of. the front, notably on both banka of the tllae. In the re gions of Pleasla, Hoye and Vlngre, where our fire hit a train and some Herman convoys, and In Champagne and In southern Woevro. In the southern part of the Argonne the Germans exploded a mine on the edge of Hill 25 without causing any damage to our works. In the Vosges the Germans have not further responded to our recent suc cesses except by a heavy cannonading of our iiosltlona on the l.lnge and Schratzmaennele peaks. In the course of the action which enabled ua lo gain ground appreciably in Artols yesterday we took some prisoners and captured live machina gtina. The afttrnoon communique was as follows : There was much activity last night OR the Artols front An attack by our forces made us masters of tin Junc tion of the highroads batwoan lle thune and Arraa and between Ablaut and Angrea. where the German osi t ii n consilium! a salient Into our ad vanOO line. Severwl counter-attacks on the part of the enemy were re pulsed. To the noith of t.'arleul we wer UCCOOafUl i i repulsing certain attacks made with band gTenadea and Isjmbs These at lacks were preceded by a bombardmtnt at close range, and sup- , ported by infantry fire. In the region of Rerlea and Adin ! (or, in the Iepartment of l'as de Calaia, trMonl infantry Hi lug was continued yesterday There was also ; cannonading; batwon the I ise ami ' th,- Aisne, III the sector of I la i 11 v, as I well iis on the plateaus .f (Juenne j vieres and Nouvron. In the Argonne our artillery put an ! end to the activities of the enemy bat tel .os and bomb IbXOWOrn in the vi clnlty of Kontalne-aux-Charinea, as well as in the region of Marie Thermae. In the Vosges there was yesterday a violent and continued engagement on the summit of Mount Llnge. We took possession of another Germun trench on the crest of the Schrata mann i and made aavaral priaonortr GERMAN TRENCHES WON ' Berlin Heporl ilmlls Kiirm, rrssrs In Suua-hes Iteslon. bkri.in. via Uondon, Aug I.- .Army Heaihiuarters issued tile following staie- menl to-day r garding the western thf t atrc : Uotaroan Angroi and Bouchai the I enemy ,-arrled out an attack la-st ; night for Whaoh he prepared ilur ' i MR the entire day with artillery I (ire. At certain place our opionent penetrated our outermost trenches and Mtlll hold that part of them which occupies the centre of the attacked section. On the remainder of the front, however, they have already been driven back. In the iges the eneinv reiieweil attack yesterday north of Mueaster against our position on l.ingekopf ami Schratrma uncle. Alter a tempor ary advance into some of our trenches on LlngOkopf the opposing forces nearly ever, where were dislodged from the poMilloiiH won. On Schralx maiiiicle the lighting continue. KAISER PLEADS WITH THE KING OF GREECE Beudi Pewoiial Tlgrtw 0f firs Bapporl Against l' mandi f AHIm. ATiUNgi Ann. It. King Conitantlns hag received a prntonal telegram from the Kaieer urslng him to reject the Alll-s' latest note 0 Greece in which thiv aked that lie gbgndOR bst neu- trality and er Into the war on ths mile of the RntsniS rower. Thl was SSSSrtSd on the hiKh l authority here tu-dny. In hi lelenniin the Kaier further rsqUSStl that OkseOS refuss to ced. KSVSlS to HulKarla. and aun.s Klnn ConatgntlM that tht Teutonic empire will Hive energetic upport to Greece if ui, nhoiild be drawn Into the war I throufc-li her refusal to acede to the 1 aiiim' dgmgndt I lie nswspapsr wssiin says i".i reaaon for thS delay In the formation of the new Cabins! I Vonlltlol'l de!re to Invsatlgato whether the polity purtutd by M tiounariB. the former Prime Mln ller, had not rendertd the International Hltuatlon such that his own policy henceforward would be nnpolbl of aplicatlon. It la understood the new Ministry will not be formed until next week. M VtnlMlOg, who accepted the KIuk'b ln ' citation to rorm a new HDin I. ' in ' almost cnnllnuou oonfarsncs with his 1 party leaders. The Urlllsh and Rutgtgn Mtnlaters .. im , ...I v . , .1 11 liv K ;n- I 'nil UntlM i'd M. Vinlselo attended ths conversation. Diplomats of other bel llforant countries nlo .ailed on Vsnl-selos. J TURKS FEAR FOR THEIR CAPITAL Neutral Warships nt Constan tinople Are Shifted Embas sies Lack Protection. NAVY short OF cow, Special i able Drtpalch lo Taa ji v Home. Aug. It, It Is reported hire that owing to the scarcity of coal two munition factorlea Installed by the Ger mans at 'onatantlnnple are now working without electric light. Street car ser vice I expected to be discontinued shortly. The Turkish fleet I reported to be ueless through lack of supplies. The situation Is conceded to be critical, and Europeans are alarmed, especially Ince neutral warships, including the American gunboat Scorpion, have been ordered to change moorings, probably owing to fear of a bombardment. These ships have been shifted to places whence an exit I moat difficult and where the landing of crews In case of emergency will be delayed. The neutral Ambassador vainly protested against the order of the Turkish authorities. The diplomats now are beyond the protection of warships belonging to their Govern ments. TURKS REENFORGED; HALT BRITISH ATTACK Hani Fighting Taken Place on I QnlllpoU Peninsula. With CMUnlty List lliizh. LOKOOK, Aug It. Although more troops have been landed at Suvla Bay to recti force those already fighting the Turks in that section of the Gallipoll 'eninsula. the War Office admits tii.it the British advance has been halted after : many hours of sanguinary fighting The 1 Turks, It is Midi have been considera 1 bly reenforeed. The War Office statement follows: The reient operations on the Gal lipoli ponlllgttla consisted of attacks on the enemy's positions along the suutli trn and 'Anxac' lines and included the I fresh landing of a strong force at I suvia Bay, ! There is evldeii.e from prisoner' statement that the Turks had been considerably reenforeed with a view to heavy attacks on us and that ours forestalled the enemy's by about twenty-four hours. Cofiooquently the tight Ing was very severe, and on both sides tli,' casualties w,re very high. The landing at Suvia Bay was well planned and carried out by the navy ; but. In spite of the fact that the Turks d. vetoped their greatest strength in the 'Anxac' region, our troops from Suvia could not make very satisfac tory progress before the enemy was 'able to move up considerable forces from Ins reserves and bring our fur ther advance at this point to a stand still. Within the past week the positions won have boon consolidated at all points. The gpllil of the troops is e ellent. SERBS HOLD BORDER. Mir iifi- tiihlrlmi lift i i i I on l.-ft Hnnk "f Unnuhr. $p0til ' tt'-t DfMt(A " 1 Hlt N LowooMi A u-r. 1 1. Tht following of fli-la. Miatenifiii iMUOd 0 Ihe Serbian War OAVO WM forWAfdOd to-ila frniu NISH : On Tuemlay our artillein' nnmbanl il an iMnrny convoy at Tchernl, Oppoo- it VorolonovOi on the JoMolnltM Ornnva mad near BolgMUlO. Our ar tillery lllonotd an enemy hatlry Ifhtch ill dlfOOtlnC a boinharilmeiit from 1 vawvo. n- of OUT hat t pries Interrupted the erection of fnrtiflod works on the Si a rche vo-l'antrhovo line Theit- was an ;iriillery dUl oppooltO th ' POUthoni nd Of the inland Of Star- chovo, Tha onomy Mtlllory waa re- dliood to Hilence. ( in thl MltO ly one of our lat toHM UCOflllly humha rded etu'iuy dotAchmcnti ingttiftd In fortifying tho left hank of the I'anuhe, near Ada. We ghto hollod a large convoy pro oding in thi dlvoetton of OKovn, NORWAY MAKES MAIL PROTEST Hrm! 1 if 11 u McmiaKP to Genua n y (in llMHkou II, Welaure. t'HKisiiAMA, Aug. 1 J. The Oovern ment "f Norway haH prOtSStsd to ier many itgaiuft the halting yesti-rday of tta- Norwsglan mail itsamahlp Haakon VII. and haH demanded the n-turn of the maiiH sllegsS to have been sstssd hy ths Oerman eubmarlns whh h itoppsd the iblp. The llaakou Vll was hound from Hergeu to Kngland. aii Isttsrs and remittance money dss tlnsd to Kngland, France. Ital or other DOUn tries hoHtile to (lermuny were tttksu aboard i be subtns rtns( ths commander I if which also ordsrsd the stilaonlng t all prlpted matter ami pgoksgSS dea- tlnsd to thone count rit'H, aooording to the report of the POStmSStSrQsni Pal. Tin' muil Included Hcven Bin Uh from penmarki Norwegian nswsDSDsra are greatly I aroused over what they term the "mall J theft." The AftrnbUuli't nnys : The neWl Will bS received with hot indignation and hitternen8 hy Nor wegians from North Tape to the Naoa. The injury InAlotSd Kngland hy seis ing ths mails Ik immaterial Compared with the damage done to our COUIltr)' The theft of neutral mallfl II not tic Osnl warfare" Uvery inlet to the Imporlsitl Nor- wegiun ports ll hring OlOSSly WStOhSd by ( terman Huhmartnen, It ta nald. CLASS OF 1916 CALLED. sar's llerree slliinrs No Kseiiip llon I'rniii Service. I'ahi. auk. it. The RiiMlan Bm bans.! annOUIIOM that by decree of lilt Knipcror miiuik men of the ulasa of ittt have been culled to the color. datiiiK from AuriihI 20. No exemption whatever by reamin of family connection or of ludy abroad will be allowed, ihe announcement stales. SAYS BRITISH PLAN TO COERCE RUSSIA (erniau Chancellor Declares Sir Edward tJrev Hinted at Scheme. CONFIDENT OF victory Hum. in. Aug. 19 (via the Hague) Dr. von Hethmann-Hollweg, the German Imperial Chancellor, In opening to-day's Reichstag aeaalon dwelt al length upon what he tennod attempts on the part of the varlou Government of the natl'-n nogr at war with Germany to keep tha real truth of the situation from their resaieotlve peoples. Ha charged the diplomats of the Entente Powers with giving Incomplete Information to their reapectlva Parlia ment and contrasted with thl thj ltuation In Germany, where, he Bald, "nothing la concealed.'' The Chancellor reviewed again tha cventa leading up to the war and then ills, ussed the happenings aii.ee the great conflict begun. German .cceosea, he aald. Justify the German people in "looking into the futuie proudly and without fear." A feature of the Chuncellor's speech Wile his discussion of Poland's1 future, I., the course of which he said rhe nresent oecui.it . i of IVIand I la the beginning of an evolutto i which j will lead the country, freed rioiu Uia Kusalan yoke, toward a bri ;h, futuie and put It in a imsition to develop and cultivate its individual and national character." This passage is generally .nterpre ted here a meaning that Germany pro poe to hold Poland, but to rehabilitate that country to a kingdom ' ccrporatel In Ihe German empire. Telle of letorlee. The Chancellor aaid : "I never have concealed anything from the lepreaentativea of the Germa.. na- tton. I have never had inching t The puhhsheu tetter ,r... -conceal. MoI-M to Ihe effect tha t Mr. teLMJ Since you assembled at the last thtHCl have happenea. .session great Main all K.ench attempts to n..t r our west taint nave iaii.... .-f"- of the contempt for death and tne reckless waste of lnimai, lives of the , Irene tl "Italv. our new enemy no tnougni that she could easily tuke her . eighbor's coveted gooxJs, has been iplandidly r.--pulaed in spite -" a numerical peili. ity, and has made immense sncrificea in liuinan live. "Unshaken and unshakable stand tna ! lardiinelles front. "Proudly and without fear we lo k into the future" Ir. von Hethmann-Hollweg laid by Keeping rlie truth from their people the Kutente i.overnment weie in- ti.uk "hiBvy blood guilt " He denounced what he termed a "campaign of calumnies" conducted against Germany by t -e AUIat. Ir. von Rethmann-Hollweg quoted wools which he declared Sii Kdward Grey spoke to the German Ambassador to London when Wie latter kk w of the British Foreign MinJmer after 1 the bSginnbig of the war In August. 1914. "Sir MSSSIO irey, MM uie t nan- cellor, emphasising his word, "said that ihe war between the two countries woum make it possible tliat at the conclusion ..f neace be could render us more " I j a1le services than 'liud Kngtand re- nuinni neutral " i'he c'bainiior egpV.. ! :' it he In- ISrprstSO tnese woras to :ik-.io iii.h r.nn- disloyalty to lilt' c,iuiui wo..w r'v i land desir.-d the friendship of a beaten ,0n an, hoiqiltality I enjoy and deeply 1 and weakened Germany a a counter appreciate and which I have In no way : Influence Mgamet imwerful Itussia. Kng- abused or Infrlnio-i 'land would lie ready to use such a Get- - i have, however, lived here long man, l WSgdt OOUntry, without Industry I snOUgh to have learned that although I and without a navy. our DSOPM are at time dlspoeed to The I'hain ellor reisvrt of this sct-ne jump to hasty conclusion on Insuflioi in London caused profound sensation ; em tviderp-e thete Is loo nuuh of tlie in the Reichstag. I'ommentinir uiuc rc entlv nublishe I documents declared to be secret reisirts of Belgian diplomat, the Chancellor declared the, proved that Germany had been attacked after long and careful prtporntlon by othora for war. He re - viewed mi Bttotnpi (O arrive at an un- den-tandLnfr with KnKland after the I Moroccan criri, utatlnn that Bnglglld hud derllneJ ;ermany'n ousfirest 'on for an unconditional mutUHl neutrality, hut I had offered to promise to make no at i tin k uiKii 'iermany without provooa I tlon. and hftd given nsfurancea that Bngland had entered into no ennaae i mem to attack Jcrmny and would not I tntar into one. "Benevolent enf mllt . The chancellor fvild he had nua,aeHtHl ; "Rnaiand therefore will ObvlOIWty oh jene benevolent neutrality ahould war he forcetl upon Oerm any." Thin, he said than Bngland fla'ly rejected, fearing it "would have endanxered her rrlondahlp w ith other natrons." Tola I construction and that the two position fact, tits ChallOtUor RddSdi had never r(. nitirelv consistent, althoiixh in ijlnt vet bOtn communicated t.. the Bngtiah 1 of fu,i ihere has been M rsl no pur nation Premier Asqulth in hi speech , cnasS made, contracted for or arrnnaed at Cardiff on fiotohen- 2. 1914. the I'hnn- 0f Hnv munition or other factory and .ellor lidded, said lie had srouted th ,. in In , oliteninlalioll. Issr oerman suggestion, ropresenting that i Iermany bad .iked Knal ind to remain nautral in the event of German. I.eina emraaed In war. Till vernlon of the rSqUSSl was un-n-iic. the fhaiK-ellor declared Not If "engaged In war." he said, hut "if war was forced tusin i lerniauy," was what ilecmanv' asked. A short time afterward, the Qban cellor continued, letters were exclumcnl transforming the Triple Bntsnts into a defensive alliance, which, be declared, th. llritlh and Krench lieneial Staffs and Admiralty had transformed Into mi offeneivr alliance, eonooaiing me lux nolo inr i.iiHiini rwHSM ii,..nr,,, until August 3. lilt, INDIA FACES BIG DEFICIT. Mirplii of l.asl Year t'hnnaed to DaM of a.THT.Hi. ,r fal ' obit llrnitalrl. In Tlir S UONOOMi Aug If. The India Office announces thai ihe war ha converted the surplus of (t.SM.KM f IMtl.SM) for Itl4-ltli Into u deficit of Ct.TtT.tOO (Ill.ttO.OOO). The budget for IHHi tlt, it is . Htimated. will create a dsfl It of tt.tlT.lOO (llt.Tlt.tOO). EVENTS IN THE WAR ONE YEAR AGO TO-DAY AiJOUST 20. Herman cavalry OCCUPlsS llrussrl. the Ile'.glnn army withdrawing to Antwerp Hulan capture (iumblniii-n, I'.ast rruasla, twenty mile from the ftoti tier. Jtulan defeat Auatrlan arm, at Krasnlk, south Poland. Krench reoccupy Muelhauser. Al sace, after MVtN nnhtiim, anil take Huebwiller, In the Vogca. China lno,ulros what the Amarloan attlludu would be toward the cea- Hion ty Qarmany ol Klaa-ohow to in- I'nlted State lot Immediate re turn thereafter to Phina. German Privy Councillor Denies Conspiracy in U. S. Dr. Albert, Whose Letter Portfolio Yielded Interesting Documents, Asserts Kaiser's Agents Have Right to Buy Control of Arms Plants. ACTION MADE KNOWN TO STATE DEPARTMENT rr. Helnrlch F. Albert, Imperial Ger man Privy Councillor, Issued a state ment yesterday which purport to be a complete reply to the charges In regard to a aecret German propaganda In the i nitcii Htatea. Dr. Albert ays the purchase of am munition plant In thl country I Justi fiable, argues for an embargo on arms and ammunition, charges Great Britain with piracy on the high sea, denies that the German Government financed the FatArrlnnd and asserts that the German Government has not atarted any under cover newspaper campaign In thl country. lr. Albert's statement follow: "In view of the wide publicity that has been given the documents and memoranda that were Btolen from me, and the whole false and unwarranted deduction that are sought to be drawn .from ihem. as evidenced by new com- nieiils and editorial. 1 have concluded. in Justice to the public and lo tha cauae 1 represent, aa wen aa 10 mi-i . , present a brief summary of the fact : "It la Inevitable that all sorts of wild and Irresponsible offer, proposal and ,i . should be addressed from everv conceivable nuarter to one holding the official position In which I am placed as an accredited agent of one of the great nations engaged In thla un r,,riiiinte worldwide war. That is the ..h,.encfr of niOSt of Hie 'doClinieiltS thai were contained In the portfolio that was abstracted from me. Takes l'l Strike Keatore. ti. onhlislied letter from a Mr has a plan lor anosiwai - automobile -u ., oe o ... ... .. . .... .... " -. ., ooo' Is a fair II - worthless sort of Junk' "irai on ' ..,..,reH,n,atives of my ion which the representatives , ,.hr..,t with conspiring - - industrial peace of till nununlty Mid hip wugtii to htid up to public reprobation. document of this son fiom strangers with whom we have had .....i,, ... .,e communications, and vm identity I unknown to us are paraded under blinding headlines as 1 though they cotsjtnuteo pi any .... i ,ran,ioti with us or were rrmt- , lot s of which we wvre cognliant or for u'hl,.h we are responsioie I. li nnvwhere auKKesled that t.l- .iiBhtest attention was ever paid to that or ajiv other letter of like Import or iht inn.000 or DO cents waa ever po'.d r in- I to be oald upon an such en terprlas? Yet it la upon that aort of 'evidence' and that alone that we Hud one of our leading meiroiKjinsn I papers edttorally Indulge In me un- ,ngihT false and reckless charge L-,jnp tha. accredited agent of a friendly rlnvarnmefll with iniylug suikes ana in Lqitrlsd. turmoil, inciting aeditlon against ,:,,. ninx nt and organizing treason , .hat every crank who imma t,, r:te a letter containing any ,,f wj or dreiiutalle PIUPOMI i. .. to make hi ridiculous ,lroosnl the basis of chargltut me with spirit of fair poxy among them lo pei- t nut of vour forming your final Judg- m.-nts on such manifestly false and slender premise, when vour attention , called to the fact It is because of thai oonrktlon that I take the liberty or ! nomtrng out tho fllnwy nd unreliable iharactcr of th,-e publications and ot the implied aocuiatlon on which they are based. Piracy t haraed lo Britain. "They may be ranK'-d under four head : "I. It said that the documents indicate that the German Government 1 1.. , I. ........ I. . .... . . t , ZZSL war' ..7e .a while at the name time It or Its ally has I been insisting upon and supporting PP-- -or Ot an e,r by arm and ammunition. 1 hi la chara'd to be an inconsistent attitude and as evidence of had faith. i -i inlt that it is oaBablg no such "Whlla Usrmany and Austria. Hun- k.A honed that there would bo such an SmbargO, and have been exiiectlnn that the action of Qraat Hritain in e,7.illK control or tne e,i. anainsi neu- iral pountriM, and in dMtroytng neutral commoreo In violation of International law, would result In prompt reprisal of 1 that character, we have ntill considered I It our right and duty, while Ureal Hrlt- aln continues its piracy on the lilsh ee.is. i to endeavor to protect oursslvss against this cour.-e of in lei nat ion il hriK.-induKe fcj s(i l1llllS ,ic eaportatlon of war ma tsrlalg tii the Allie wherever it can be I a0Compllahed, whether by our purchase f factories or of war materials, even inouKU ' H....w.i . v..- ! lime to make luriner use or i It-Ill ,11 UUI im n defence. "i am unaMt to understand on what ' theory our action In that direction should 1"' "'e Mlhject of i lilli ism if We had the means and the opportunity we would buy every munitions factory In the United States if In that way we could keen munition from the enemy. "We should, however. Mtlll earnestly1 u,ue and Insist, a we do. that It is Un lust to rSUUirS us lo protscl ourselves In that way, if II were HsslblH to do o. which it i not, and that your ilovern- ment ahould protect it commerce with u and should not peimlt its cltlMM to 1. made the chief Instruments of the wholesale slauKhter that Is now da- Vastatlng Huron. "lf there Is anything in the nature of bad faith or Inoonstsl -y III that at- tltuda I c onies to tieiim ton obtUHS to be abl to appreciate It. "A further evidencing I he utter WorthlaaanOM and mlslaadTni character of tht publications of which i complain 1 beg herewith to quott from an offlolal document Hied by the Herman Knibaasy with tl"' State I lepai'tmeui on June 13, f 5, from which you will nott that so far from our then contemplated pur- chases of war material having been secretly COndUOt Od i our intentions wers fully explained to the State Depart - mrnt. aecomnanlod by the offer to reell lo the I tilted Mates i .overnmeni 'any or all of the material iurchaed ' " if the Uorgign Qnvarnmani during tha couihc of tht war should consider It advisable to purchase arm, am munition or other war material In the I'nlted State It could do so for no oilier pin pone than to prevent It from falling in the hand or the Al lies, her enemle. The right of Germany to effort, such purchase coU tot be queatloned. Such purchaaes could not form a dan ger to the United States, but would to aome extent serve aa a limitation upon the raaualtlea of war, thus serv ing hum. nut , euoh purorsuea would furthermore serve the particular In terns of the I'nlted State. For It must be remembered that If the tier man Government ahould ever consider It advlnable to purchase war ma terial In the Xnlted Statea It would do so knowing that delivery In Ger many could not be secured and that no use uf the purchased material could be hoped for during the war. It will readily be understood, there fore, that the German Government would at any time be willing, and In deed glad, to sell and transfer to the T'nlted State Government any or all of the material It had purchased. In stead of depriving thla country of any part of her resources purchases by Germany would Insure the retention within this country of any material It might purchaae. From the German point of view purchases at this time by the German Government of war material manu factured In the United States, while It would involve the nacrlflce of large sum of money, would be instilled alone by the conaideratlon of the hu man effects such purchases might ac complish In the saving of the live of the German soldiers who, In the hands of the Allies, this war material would wound and lay "Inspired Press I ampalaa." "Thl statement was prompted by the simultaneous appearance at the time of article n leading newspajiorK in varl- ous parts of the country that were al- most identical in language in which they j refer to an alleged 'German plot to get possession of the plants making war materials in order to embarrass the t undertaking. t'nlted Statea In the prosecution of It I "For every dollar that it ha.s expended policies ' J In BdVMOtnf that praiseworthy object "The articles were evldentlv part of J "ale to sav thai thousands of dol the inspired pre campaign lo einbar- ! r" ,M" expend, d by our enemies raas the Herman Government in Its re latlons with your Government and were of course mlschievoun fabrication. "The criticisms directed against our negotiation looking to the prevention of exports of liquid chlorine to the Al lies by buying the product seem strangely out of place, having regard to the fact that the British Government has from the beginning of the war con cluded contracts In this country whereby "(a) Kvery American manufacturer of rubber goods and of woollen goods ha beu .svmpelled, as a condition of securing the crude rubber or raw wool required In hla business, to aell Ins en tire product through a British agency and has been prevented from suiiilying any part of it to Geraisttiy or Austria llunsrarv or from dealing with any neu- I trnl nation except through the British . agsncy i J "Ibl The copper produra ol the j country have been required to deal with i their output of copper In like manner; (r) The g-eat packing imlmirl-5 Of AftMliCS have llkewlae lieen Compslled I to withhold their product from neu- tral OOUTttrlSS, well as from the enejine or lirrat Britain, except to the extent to which Orest Britain, through its own agents. ma permit such sale ; "(d) Kffott In the ame direction are now being mude to tie up the entire cotton crop. "Doe the world regard thla course of action on the part of Great Britain a the meddling by a pretended friendly Government with the domestic effalrs of the United State" "it would be difficult to conceive of I more high handed practices or more fl .- grant violations oi me spun ami in- tent of your anti-truM Uw than are embodied in then.- a rruigetnenta. i et when the German QovornanMrt endeavors to eui Hintrol of the output of a tun gin factory, its entirely legitimate action 1 widely donoUOOOd us amount ing to a proparanda lnvolWng the nitcd States in the complications of the Buropoaw w'.' "Sureiy no reanon.ng mind oan le misled by MOfl manifat evidences of blind iTllaan-lup,. unfalrnee and natn- oertty. I douut wnotner rue worm naa ever witnessed a publicity canwlgn or I -J-J3B5 ol that which is maintained In thla country I by our enemies I Inference Haed on Letter. I "2. In snswer to ihe InfaMnat bassd on ceitaln of the letters, that 1 or an one connected with the ISernion Qovsrn- I ment h,m heeu concerned In foment ins j or tnoouraging strikes In factories man- I ufaoturing war matarlaloi ' have only to nay that there In no basis for any , suoh aasertlon or insinuation. So such transaction or negotiation aa i' sug- ' (Mtsd by the gbOVe mentioned letter from Mr Pen ken to Mi Mallow or by the M latne letter ever occurred, "While it i true, ks above mtei, that all sort of offer and proposals were and a IS being constantly made to ms (aa thoy arc doubt ISM beiiiK made to the repic,-nt utlve of the Allie in this country I upon that anil every other cm tvnble subject by people unknown to u. Whom ora never took the trouble to answer or InVMtlgatS and to whose proposal we paid not the Hllirhtest at tentiui such transaotlon as has lieen . . ,l.11,.e.l from Ihe one- ... . ...i correspondence that has been printed ever took plane. -i in r only offence, on the face of these letter. I that of having permitted tin kniovii people to write letter to us and , of having tucked away the letter In Stsad Of COnaigntng them to the waste basket "" . """ew-" "nwl w,,h "",',,,"(' romances of . our lUtempt to foment labor troubles i " iiich 1 am glad of the Opportunity to '"! at real. It I quite on a par with the baseless and ridiculous assertion thai 'the large transactions of licrmnny eug- get a weekly expenditure of 12. . , i Thea sensational false.lio.idis follow ons 1 another so thlkk and f.ist that It I Im- possible to deny them if one were dl- DOMd to do so "I. A to the Watkti load "No agent or representative of h i lierniHii Ooverntnent hie or ever had I directly or indirectly, any control over or voice In the organtnatlon, pramulga- ' tlon, publication, inanogement. ollcy or ' affair of the h'alhcrlniul The paper j waa In existence and had, 1 nm Aid, .1 I widl circulation a a public itcjti Of ; avowedly pro-llermgn synipathiet! long 1 before Ih'. nernburg or 1 or any of u I came to thl country I "It so happen in it the transaction . referred to In Mr. Vlereck s 'elter of July I, II1S (which was entirely legit imate and unobjectionable), was never OS triad out for the reason thai Mr Vleres'k refused to sulwcribe to the con dition set forth in .hat letter. I ex plained to him that we were not In svrraisthy with Ills uttacks upon the Ad ministration, and esnrulalK upon the President, end that we would lend no substantial anpport to the publlcntlon, notwithstanding any claim to which It might otherwise be enUtled because of It pro-German attitude, unlera we could have a sufficient control over Its edi torial policy to prevent auch attack. "I did this notwithstanding our de sire to assist s puhllratlon that would place th motit of the German point of view before the American public. Mr. Vleneck declined to permit hla pollcle to be In any way Influenced by our wishes, and much tha he has ald In hi pap.-r has been against our vigorous and persistent protest. "4. Aa to the so-called German In formation Servs-e and the alleged newe- paper propaganda : "It Is not true that an effort has at any time been secretly made to influence American public opinion. The existence of the German Information Service waa publicly announced to all the lending newpaper of tha country upon lto In auguration In October last and has lieen well known to the public ever since. It was founded for the purpose, as then stated, of counteracting the parttaiui news service that up to that time had been coming via Bngland. In which the happenings of the war anil the condl tiona in Kuropean countries were being grossly misrepresented to the Injury of Germany. The embassy, which haa a natural and legitimate Interest that reliable In formation regarding Germany ahould be made available to the press of this country, has rtlways openly assisted that tvIo by giving It access to authentic new Items and official reports. Ger many I ami ha been avowedly and anxiously seeking and will continue to seek for its cause th,' moral support of America and of Ihe other neutral ooun trl of the world "It believes In the Justice of It cauae and will leave no effort untried to place the merit of its oause before the world. notwithstanding the stupendous obsta eles. It will lie reriulred to overcome In order to secure a fair hearing at the bar of enlightened public opinion Yi n evury means of cubic and al moat every other form of communication In the hands of Its enemies, with all the powerful financial interest of the coun try arrayed again! it. with a proas bureau umsjualjed in the annals of his tory for efficiency and imagination work nig night and day, year In and year out, manufacturing the most revolting tales of atrocltl" to poison the public mind. I fall to see nnythlng reprehensible In the desire of Germany to get ita qaae be fore the people whose friendship It has had in th.- past ami wuose good opinion I and aymiwthetlc Interest It Is anxious to retain "Thl effort it has made In the open, and in this It will persevere, notwith- standing the discouragement put in ita way by this latest attempt to Uiat4rt Marl hiotlvcl and to attribute ma'.tgn pur- poses to legitimate and praiseworthy in subsidising the sources of Information by means of garbled and censured re potts and by the many subterranean OhJknnela that are op- n to them, through Iheir control of the news, their vast expenditures and the far reaching fluan i oil interests that are behind in. in "It is bsCUUVS w-e are frankly solicitous for the good opinion of your people and resentful of these basslsSS attacks upon our integrity and the use we have made of American hospitality that 1 hav taken the liberty of trespassing to this extent upon public attention." THE WORLDS' REPLY. as tr. tibrrt's BagdJaanHoas Are I ns ii flic I en l . The WorU asserts adHorlslly thl- niorning ihat Dr. Albsrt's sxpianatlona are Insufllciem. It say: "In his reply to the World disclosure regarding the German priagatida I tha I7nltkl Bta-taa, Dr. Albert .iskn if It is anywiieie i-uggemeil that '$5",mmi or To cents waa ftVai paid' or agreed to ie paid to bring ubout a strike m the muni tion factories of Dsrtolt, Cleveland and CtnolnnavIX "Tin Wot ij bsa no avldenoa aa yet whether money iiaa actually Ueu paid bj the Q or man Qovspnmani for this purpuae. Hut we di know that ii pro- iKmai for luon .i strike was tranamltted I from one 3srRian agsnt to another Gar I man agint . that Mn- rirM f lermun agent 1 sxpreaaed t he ine.iuf t lutt Mvooordlng to ' our astlrastaa it oould be done for ai-out ISisOOO; th.it this oorraopondanoa waa I MMtt to tin Qermsn lOmlaa In Wash I Ington and etamped with th oflUnal st snip of the embassy ; thai it was then! forwarded lo Or, Albert and was among the dOOUflWfttS W'hoee hss has caused the ler man propsga nds ao mu h , trouble. flo much for fr Allien 'k dSjCla rations .f innocence In ih.it tn-itier' MAY Hi SORE LETTERS. l Inritev - l.eiiern I end Prrnidenl num.. GSPSSajl nocumrnls. Wasiiivc.ton. General GreRor, Auk it. Attorney- spent an hour to-day Hear what dictate ? Certainly. Whenever you want to hear all, or any part of what you have dictated, you simply reverse the "dictate" lever and listen. And your typist has it just as easy when she is transcribing your dictation. She can hear you repeat words or sentences forty times, if necessary, without any embarras ment or annoyance. Just another angle to the convenience of the Dictaphone. Call Worth 3272 for the whole story. 83 Chambers Street THE MTflPWAE ( This advtrtx$ement I with the President In going over Ihe evi dence which ha been laid before the De partment of Justice by newspaper and gathered from other Houreos in regard to the activities of German diplomatic officer and other German agents In thla country. After the conference the Attornev- General aald he had not seen any evi dence which would wuri'int proceedings on the part of the Department of Jus tice for violation of neutrality law. Thin statement hy the Attorney -General confirmed the opinion that many other official In Washington have ob talned In regard to recent newspapet charge and dlmioures. They contend that the dlscloaure oontnlned no evi dence that would make possible the prosecution of any Important Individual, and that the value of the disclosures consisted chiefly In Confirming Ihe Im pression that Washington already had gained of Ihe extra diplomatic activity on the part of the members of the Oer man Kmbassy staff. it hna been contended here that th. evidence at hand I sufficient to enable this Government to make representations to Germany If It desire to do so. I p to thl time, however. Ihe President and his advlaer have refrained from taking uch aotlmi. although there waa ample provocation before ihe recent iiewapaper dlMcloBure. They have felt that the wlaer course waa to any nothing while nhe relatione between thl Gvernnient and Get manv were strained over the aubmarine W ente. No tndhxitlon ha been given as to what-- course they will putwue In the future. Aooording to Secretary Ionising, no representations have be. n made r, the State Department vy fount von Bern torflf, the Gen uioii Ambassador, rela tive to recent charges made in the pre. Sccrwtary Ijiinslng Isi not lieen ndvlsod that rapt von Papen. military attache of the emhnsy, has been rrt to Washington In behalf f Coumt von Bernstorff to enter a denial of the OtefgM against German officials. So far as can be learned, t'apt win Papen I not In Waidilngton. alt hough he la reported t. have left York for thla Hiy last night. ITALIANS MAKE GAINS IN DRIVE ON GORITZ ProgreH on Cargo Platcmi nnd RepnlM Counter kttek In Tolmtno ltefiMi fgetSsI Ctssfe D'Mpit' 'i to Tm si Romk, Aug. 19. The DJOVSmsal of Italian troops agSJnat the Auatnan HtronghoU) of Tolmlno, on the upper ISOnSOi and against QorKl ih maklngj prOgrSHi -onrl1na to to-day o( Tibial war bulletin. Austrian aviatorv are de- v eloping gn at ai ttvtty. rurt their opera tions have been effectively neutralised by Italian artillery. The official statement giMi out by the War Office waa a folloWl In the Tonale zone laouthnentern Tvroit our artillery graved) dsmaggfl the fort domlinttlng tiie hetfrb! of Possl. The enemy was forced t" aban don his operations on these height lu th Oordsvole Valley the enemy's butteries after unsuocsssfully trying to dishxige our troops from thslr po itifwu bombsvrded the village of lievs isivinallongo, causing a oonflsfratlon in the Rtefti Valley we hsv nude cimHiUerabh- progreaa, capturing a redoubt on Monte Pater and trenches near lbeixtiiiienmiette. SS WSlI a some prisoner Near Tolmlno on August 1 a routv ter attack by Uie Ausi i lans was re- pUlSed n the fSfSO plate. u our troofN progressed. t.iklnK prlsonstg ami nuw hine guns The enemy le ahowlng great aero plane activity Our aviators, aided by our artillery, are, however, frustrating his effort! AMERICAN FIGHTERS MISSING. Of llfie.-n In I nr. ian l.ixlnn Six Are In Hospital, ,.' i able Drepillrl, S Till. It I'ahi. Aua l( - Headquartsrs of the Porsign laglnn al Uyo report list there are fifteen imsrlvam on thi roll of the Kim Regime ni six nf mess have he. n wounded ai d arS in hospitals, six are fill at thl from, and three, whose nnincs afe not obtglr.able, nr missing. it is undersl I thai the second Ragtmanti arte- n.-iiin r ganiMd win he mt to Mom Americana who volunt eared for servles in Pranes win he Hllowe,! to i,e inilHtere.l out or he roine Kronen C1i17.cn and Jem ihs rcsulnr at tnv ' you sxauTxsco was dictated to the Dictaphone) 4