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UNBROKEN BY 18 DAY BATTLE "Win or Pio' tlio Kesolvc in Terrific Struggle Around Verdun. MOIJAHT PAYS HIGH TK1HUTE TO HIS FOES !pnti ' iihlf Pf patch to Tilt; Stf. IM".N'. March 10. Tho Purls cor r'rioiilr tit f the Dully Matt, telegraph Ire under vcsterd.iy's date, says : livery day It In more clearly evident lint tV crandsotis bcforn Verdun excel far their Kr.inJfiilhorH before Meti. TV tribute Is paid by Major Moraht, wrl"m: in tlio Ilcrliner TagebUitt, to tho ipl 1 '1 bravery of tho French Infantry. Sever has Infantry been called upon Ia perform a harder task than that nl Mtcit to 'Jen. Pctaln'e i-oldlcrs in tho Pi(t fcrtwht. Tliti men have afked for ustMni: better than to net at close quar ter? with tlio enemy, but that, for polltl cil reasoru. him been denied them. Tho I'rfnch statf reallrcil from the b-glnnlnK i!mt tMa "as a battle In which the only t' Ins tnm told vias sheer weight of n-.'ta!. Tlio army which could hull 10, nOO top more of lyddlto and melinite. mjtiM def-a' the opposing forces even If t.m nu.nbcred HOO.Oua more. Victory, . n rr 01: til zed. would not In the II rut i Pi-ice lie won by the bayonet, but by M; fftuu mid hlch explosives. I.eriiuin Vorcra larger. e ti'-e t ie bctrlnnlnB of tho operation l'i IT tro-'ps at every point have fieri teucr In numbers than tho enemy, ,r ' C'n. Petaln' a view to crowd men mtn cxpol positions on u narrow bat tle front dn.-i-.taUd by thu Herman art II I, ry would .-lit ill needless sacrifice with rto'corrrspondlns result. Thit Is why, while tho Herman Sorrfe have been oimlnn unceasingly In t .if formation to be manned and fle stroved. the French have united for trt-m m snow and r.vln and cold on the Hey ts of the Meuse. blillliK ttielr time t.ll tl'ey 1-hould ncelvo tho order to nt- '"Tvhile fiey vialtisl their trenches rre knvked to pieces. Frequently the o.ly t'lflter available was the countless It holes, which transformed tho grass it-c.1 slopes imd tlr plantations Into a Id'rm of ploughed earth mid e plln Pp 1 timber. "iVKn lrom time to time tho Krench iri i re. ived the eagerly awaited order to jdv nice they did i- with u lent up ',r Y h nolMnc could resist. iej.. -i.-h occasion came yesterday, t i r French -Staff decided to reply 1 1. inc'inci of the Herman attack t -n'nrh tile Crowd wood (the Hols den '". 'V.riM to flu Cumleres tielKnts. The l'Tv in Tuesday night held practically i t i I'lmi'H wsnl and their advanced pet ill crossed the road Into the iinire uod, from which they were I'M kit-- the southwestern slopes of if Je lull Cfoto de I'Ole). II- I they advanced tuiother 200 ' i 'hey would have come out on the nu . i rft.nl fr'im futtllcres to Forges lilnl i i have iijt off the retreat of 'f 'i detachments on Hi hill. To t t thin the French were ordered to r'iicf the enemy. "S.ioitls before midday the combat t. t Thi' French advancf-O from the k in I erosed the Jlethlncourt'Cti- - road, climbed the oppoMte side erd c rows wood on Its bouth fringe. At the same tlmo an oil - iir K attain was begun from U iur. t.h. .ibout a inllo further flown ' i. oad, iir.ill't tht. Ciennan posl- ' j-' th Cunileres isiMid. 1 ' nty leached tho edge of thu ti, 1'retn'li losses were slight 1' 'iati artillery gave them no t . en most of the shvlls anmrently t ' l ini.iaf. The French Infantry l itttidltgent alaerlty ill Ritllng 1 .. "pen ground ami taking p'sl ' i tlat:k of the hill. Tne most tightlnK was In the wood It- e f I'hitxenra lio llerolnm. rllmie thf hand to hand con t.ie wood an ollkr of a regl l' 'iiissrurs says: n necr eeen my men go at t. t II . t " I ' with such sangTJlnary fieiuy. a 'I'd my section of the wood 111 iin an hour At one point on the idire of the wood a ti'irman nia it: postet) In u dlteh protected t't'ii-twork of felled treeH poured a rent among He, A sergeant t'efty men volunteered to mut mt iv w rn not long about It. Hy M'.l IhjiiiiUm ltween tho trees they tit the iicrm in gtinnerf with thu '' W'un they had taken the gun tinned it and started nu en nr. on the Oerinans, hut not r' .it fn-dlng iierman muchlne e gtr. jimmied.' i ii the afternoon practically f f - - , fl..l . M I 1 l'4i"i f J h. -rr.' fl'.'l. ' i . i. r r .1 ri j--I, n n ("rows Wood WHS in the ' ii 1'renoh. The Herman. ' u tiieir defeat, prepared for iii-iuuuht while their reserves. "lil'nl Hill -l."i, Here I mi tig .to (iuMtlon. Their artillery itt i mi the remnant of tho B i . t i, roicrsc slopes, of (ioosn i .it vent the Frenth support fi l- up, I lulu I hroiiulioul Miihl, ' iei .Mriifv at this point eonies '" fn arils of the railway em- w!i.. h itself is built on the nil. Ilimdreilt, of CeitnBin M'' "l"il .ii tin iler, sending col- i '"I .Hid water In the air. The ' .'tt.c k Martnl at dusk. Hliig 'S "r '! nmtinued throughout the t'lrhi i ih,. 1,,'iir of telegraphing "''fc Mn wliolf wriod Is hi Id by the rt' in h 'I' hej righting was In r" el lleililinii'irt. Heniiniis ill ' a' t " .ohaiKfd from I'ulsy and 1 ii . tin object of capturing the " il .! ,i lietiuneiiurl and forcing their 4 ' i" tin lllsnes brook and taking 1 1' I 1 1 position on lend .Man's Hill j' 'In . ir The;, howesci', fulled to ' hi French guns effectlwly HMetn k. ,(,, lojicM every time they lit "itil'irr, . , I, f,Wi,r,. 'Tin hoiivht lighting of the duy wan n r aoN The Clown I'rlllce, htlll mairiii!i, ,v mi Hiimont , Kilt troopi ;Y" " tin villagi of Vaux In the hope "it tin . would carry It anil i-oiiKob Wile IiiiiiimUcs Iii I, a f'ulllette Wood 'i t.ie nun-ii side of the lioiiaumout riiu u lloie llnaheil. "Mi umliltlons weio again ilashed, for lr t-iti of vigorous and repeated efforts '' "im nf the dent iierman regiments "!' wn. inialile to carry the puslllnn. 'firlKade atier hiigailu canii' up In liit. .Hneh Hiiis, and nu unii occaelou io ii'iniiaiil, t eiilereil Vhux hihI Inline-''-itily set nbout Imrrkiulliig them p"es in houses, hut the French coun 'r nttiu ked with tho bayonet and f- friisloua hand to hand utrugllt VAUX HELD BY FRENCH AFTER HEAVY ASSAULT t;onu,.r,i ,, Vas)t !'heal,iL,n ,hS "r-ganM and In tl'nols? " ' Aon,f,",'ol ""'I Man- temt.?1!0' "lp the enemy at- rJ .CV,,ral u"'t attacks In the ground lost by hint yesterday. Two attacks, preceded by mi Intense nr. IL y.a,Vr,,p,,riUlon' '"'"(nod agnlnst the vniago of Hethlncotiit were stopped by our batteries, which pre vented the enemy from debouching iro:i the Hols .les Corbeaux. Till renewed efforts of the enemy have not been able to dislodge us from tho large stretch of territory which wo havo reconquered and consolidated. Kant of the Meuse the struggle hai been carried on with greut bitterness since yenterday. At the end of tho evening and In the course of tho night, In the region between Douaumont nnd the village of Viinx. the Hermans ill reeled several powerful attacks on our positions. In splto of tho Intensity of the artillery fire and the vlolehrn of the Infantry assaults tho enemy was unable to make nny Impression on our line and has been completely repulsed, Some detachments of Ucrman Infantry wjhlch had penetrated the village of Vuux wern driven out Immediately at the point of the bayonet by a counter attack. In tho Woevre there has been an In termittent bombardment on both sides without any Infantry action. In Itorralne a surprise attack to tho west of tho nols jn I'retre resulted In the capture by us of twenty prisoners. The recapture of much of the Ilols dos Corbeaux has considerably Improved tho French line to the west of the .Meuse, Mnce this line, running now from llethtn court, by the Corbeaux Wood mid north, em part of Cumleres. to the upper end of tho Coto do I'Ole. Is In advance of tho first defensive lino from !o .Mort llominn to 'the south or Ciimteros. Confidence In the ability of the French forces to hold the fortress has been greatly Increased by the results of tho fighting of the last twenty-four hours. In spite of the terrltlc bombardment which preceded the attack on lletliln court and tho region to tho southeast, th French troops left their shelters after tho preliminary shelling had ceased In condition to pour In a tiro from machine. und guns and rllles so effective that with the curtain of tire of the 7Js tho repeated Herman frontal attacks were thrown back one by one, steadllj, until the attnekers gave up tin; attempt. The taking of Frcjuies, in the Woevre. shortened the Herman front at this point from twelve miles to seven, besides giv ing the Hermans an advance In ground. When the attack begun the Herman' hud 60.000 men on this front, comprising the Fifth Kandwehr Division of the Fifth Corps and the Third Havarlaii Corps. After their retirement, made necessary by the Herman possession of Miinlieulles and Champion, the French took up po sitions of a formidable character on the Heights of the Meuse. Mere their ar tillery Is holding back the Hermans at Manheulles und Fresnei anr It Is not regarded as probable that any serious Herman offenlvc wl'.l be resumed on this sector of tho front until heavy re enforcements both In nun and heavy artillery are brought up. FRENCH NOW STRONGER. Power nf Hrslilmrr nt enliiti (Irnlll lirrmmiii seem Weaker, .tprrl'J' Cti'Wr Despatch to Tub Si. ' ItONlioN. .March 10. Nothing Is avail able by which to harmonlte the conlllct- amid the ruins of th" village expelled them. "To summarize yesterdavY fii.-ht.iig. tho French galrail mmi ground at Hor.e Hill and tho Hermans made no progress. The battle of Verdun has now been going on for eighteen das, but the spirit of the French troops Is In no wise dampened, Their motto Is always 'Win or ill:' And U'foro go ing into action the calmly burned their home letters and souvenirs so that thte 'ish'ImV will never handle them. "An offlctr before an assault the other day scribbled on u postal card, 'I "hall probably be done for. Ilemctnber mc to every one.' "one of the most diamatlc Incidents related by wounded men back from the front concerns a chas-eur known to his Intimates a- Marco. Previous to the war he was a fashionable young 'ti an alsiut town, envied for his reputation as a marvellous d.incei Although lv looked anything but the typical warrior his Captain greatly admired his skill and bravery. IoiiM tiet Killed Too Soon." "A few days ago his battalion was obliged to evacuate a portion of the llardaumont wood. The Captain sent for .Marco and said. 'After we have gone the Hermans are sure to bring up n batterv on this hill. 1 want you to stay liehiml and bv means of Huso col ored rockets tell us where they pluei U. We will come hack fo- sure. lon t get killed, at least not before you send up ".Marco promised! lie hid In a hol low ttse, and on the evening of the next day made the espected signal. The Her mans Immediately surrounded th- wd and falling to tlnd the man who sent up the rocket set it alire. .Ma.'eos ( ap tulu kept his word and tetook the wood Just In time to save the gallant yofm', tllasseur." SWEDISH SHIP HITS MINE. WreeUed III Home Waters In Area Iteporteil l.M by fieriunns. Sprrint Vnblt Dflfitch to Tnr. Sis London. .March !. The mil) .lftfCi Copiiihagen correspondent states ttiHt the Swedish steamship .Martha has liecn blown up In the Herman mine field In Swedish territorial wateis off Falsterbo The vessel was totally wrecked and two persons were seriouslv injured. Since this event Heiinan patrol Im- ls have been statloneu on me s ru coast to warn neutral ships of the mine field whUh, the correspondent adds, was Illegally laid since It Is within the 1. r rltorlal waters, of Sweden. I MAY CHANGE ITALY'S CABINET. ' King' Confereiu-e With l.emlrr Hltc lllae to Heports. Spteial ( ahU Uttpntrl In Tin. Si v. ItoMK. .Match !' Huron Sonulno, Italian Minister of Foreign' Affairs, con ferred to-day with the King and then Willi the Ministers of War and Marine, who later conferred with I'uvnler Sal andra. liesldes giving an audli m e to the Premier the King received Speaker .Mar corn of the Chamber of Ueputles and Slgnor Iloselll, the father of the Mouse, s a t suit of these consultations tcports, of Ministerial changes in the Calilin t were rife, but as et the.v are uncon firmed, despite tho slgnllii'ance or the conferences, which are connected, it Is. believed, th Impending development. Isoldes the forthcoming conference nf the Allies In I'arlr. 1 I'oiintess if.hrnl lei'orlrl. LoniiuN. .March !.- Countess l.asilo Sechenyl. who was (lludys Vandeiiillt, , .(..... i frimi l!oiiierur Francis Joseph lb" Older of the Ited Cross In recognition or her charlt work, accoid lug to Austrian nownptipvrs received her. liitf statements of the French und (let man coiiiiuunliiucs tegardlng Verdun. IHspatches fiu,n I'arls show that conll (lend. Is not merely not broken but Is gaining stiength. Careful military critics Incline t'o the view that the critical phase of the butile is past. , Neeitheless tiny recognize that the end Is not In sight andlliey anticipate ivnoneil i (Torts on the part of the i neuiy. The Fails lorrcspnniliui of tile 7nnes sas : "While the French ato showing that they possiss ample reeervee, the etieinv, on the oilur hand, b his Inability it exploit such siliccss lis he lin met with In the last few days. Is beginning to show that the iTorts demanded or him were lieyond his strength. The ciieinv Is playing a game which all hope he will continue -throwing wave after huvo of men upon the unshaken French lines, "iitTeriiig terrible losses and in Dieting lov.es no doubt, but uttirlv fall ing to advance, 'The battle seems to have reached Its ii'nst stubborn stago. The French by the hroc obstinacy of their iU fence have given themselves time to pou li'in the Verdun sector all that 1 rutulred In the shape of heavy artillery and nn II to meet and stem the Herman tide. Noth ing Is more cheering In all the reports than the constant evidence that from the very lieglnnlng the French artillery has fought with the same doggedness ui the Infantry. The- French hse an am pie supply of gun. and thus are enabled to seek out the eiuMiy artillery and at tract much of Its lire, which otherwise would be directed against llic Infantry tmsltlous and Held works, "Mon of the French critics tin. I dull culty In discerning nn broadly con ii'lved plan other than the blind batter ing of the French M-it.ins. Wiu.ii the Hermans have attacked at olio point ml Hindu slight progivs they always seen forced by the mor of the Flench slstallce and the conse.iient losn-s 'o pause, Hlilln waiting for reeiiforci uieiits iMiritig the patiso lli"y carry out another localized attack In a different sivtm. Ill the last Tew days, however, tbeic has been more coordination among the dif ferent factors." MAY QUIT EAST DANK. (nl, ItfplnBton Insists Position la Not lot nltiiilile. Vjifceif f.iWe Hrrpittth M Tin: sis. IisiMiv. .March Col. Itepington, the military critic of the 7'(i.ir.i, emphti sl7ai the iiciiT-slty o( recoanlrlng the fact that the Hermans on the etein front arc determined to win a decl'loti, and savs that the temporary idasatioti and rivrudesi rn e of attacks represent only stagm hi the gre.it adventure. "The Hermans are prepared to sacri fice men without counting in order to win success, ' he sae. "This Is to Ihein the culminating offejwive of the war. but they are acting methodically und not foisettlng that It is to their bin guns that they owo their greatist sue cesses. "It limit not be forgotten that the French position on the right bank of the .Meuse Is not considered to hi more valuable In a military seue than any other sectitv it s an offensive position rrom which had It been the present In tention to advance we might have prof ited, but In view or this great He-nmn offensive It is nothing but a gieat bridge bead which helps us to break up the Herman advance and caue the ennny heavy os." LLOYD GEORGE NOW GREATEST DISTILLER jSnys Ire's Tiirniiijr nl Deadly Product for e Airainst the (ieriniins. bperutt r,ttf fiff.patrK to Tar srv ItONiioN, .March !. Oavld l.lojd Heorge, Minister or .Munitions, told a Inuiivanr. deputation lo-day that the contrnl over the rale or hitiivieants which had bein exerclseij under war condition had re. duced drunkenness to i.t cftit "It ha been my painful dut.v." he said laiighlilKly, "to become the great's! distiller In the world. I am muv iloing my I test o provide whlske for I hi Her mans If the whiskey pellets I ,,IM ,ir-. tilling do half as mm h harm to the Hermans as whiskey has done this country I shall b. very well satisfied." Mr. Moyd i it urge predicted a oui plete transformation of factories aCer the war as a r.siilt or the establishment oT comfortable canteens In munition work. "It is a fiie.tIon of providing othir facilities and letting the men work in conditions which will Increase tli Ii sel' rcspis't. making them fi el that getting drunk is below the dk-ull of tlnii man hood," he said SMUTS PUSHES ON IN AFRICA. Advances tun Inst (ieriniiii in l.aat IteiniiliiliiK oliin, I '.r,al t al'lr 'ft; ilii to Tpil Si v J IriNi'ON, Maich li. The Wat-iiith is J sued to.ilay the following statement: I Tlisips under l.leiit.-Hen Simile ad I vanciil against lieiumii furies in the . Klllina N'Jaro area In Hoiniau Kast. (Aflica. i in March T l.l.nit.-Heii. Smuts soliMd cros..'ngr of the Lumi Itlver with itislguilii am losses. Several counter at tacks vviie H-li'lled, i'l.e mountain of Klllina NJato i, Jui vv tt hln the northern Under of Herman Kast Africa. The forces of Hen. Smuts nr ojieiatini: fni.n Krillsh f:.ist At'rl..:. iHcitnau Kast Africa is sin rounded oil all sides bj eni-iiu .olouler- Itrlllsh, Hid gian and I'm tiigiiese. Ii has been In- Vllllell oil llltee hides. The colony Is IN- onlj leinalnlt.g I'osscssliin of Hiiiuhhv ' in Afilci, all the oihi'is having been oci ilii. by allid foi.es. SWISS-U. S. MAIL VIA GERMANY. : tilled t'eiiaorslilM I linseil I ha one of lliillle. sn llerlln Iteporf, Hi:i:I.1N. via IiihIhii, .March !'. The ,s i ts post iirricn I'ep.iiiment lias de. 1 1 1 1 1 to send mall .nidi essed to A i.ciVa by way of iliriii.in and Holland, ac- ordlug lo tl,t ('veise.is News Agency, which savs tin change I made because nihil .nsslng thruiivh Hernany Is not eel soi i d. "The Swiss postal ilepai tiui'nl slates offlilal.j ' the Nens Agiucj says, "that 1 1 in 1 1 h from neutral couutiles to oiher nrutrals hale been i otillscaleil It) liil llgerenls, although frceilnin of tlutislt i.f mall Is out' ol the fiinilntneulal piiii' rlpleii of Hie Intel national postal agiee ii en! Moi'eovei. sealed mall hags lor leardnl from neutral coimtries In other neutral havo been openid b belllgei'. Ills and the letter cMinilned" i Pcialilli Premier lleslun. si.i.i (u.(r liKpUih to Tnr si TiaiKHA.s, via lannlon, Mulch i', -The Persian Premier, Pitman Pinna, lias ie- signed. Ills successor Is Klpuli Malar, formerly the bipahdar, Kuusophlle. THE SUN, FRIDAY, BERLIN ANNOUNCES BIG VADX VICTORY Asserts Vllliifjo. Fort anil Ad joining Positions Taken in Nil: lit A (luck. I I.OSSKS KKI'OHTKII SMALL 1h:iif.lN. via Indoi,. March !. The cajjluie of the village of Vans, south ea"t of Douaumont, on the Vcidim front. Is announced In the statrminl Issued to-day by Heimnu lieadiiuarters. The statement says tho attack on the vil lage was made ut night b two rescive reglinetilf. Tile oftlclal statement wa" as follows: Artillery nitlvlty on both Malm fir dUilitly Ineiias'ed to great Vinlenee. The French recaptiiie.1 the west'tn p.nt of a pencil near the farm of Malsons de Champagne, whole hand grenade lighting occurred jinteulav. West of the MePse We were Occupied In dealing out the rest of the French troops remaining In the llol des Cor beaux. To the east of th river, to shorten tho iMiuiectlons. between our positions to the south of Iioununtont and out lines In the Woevre. the village and armored foit of Vuux, with numerous adjoining fortified posltlivi, were cap tured In a glorious night attack, afler thorough artillery prepaiat'oti, by the Posen ic servo regiments. No, i! and !!. under ihe Ii ,ob ttdilii of the com mander of the Ninth Iteserve livlloii of lufantiy, Hen. von Hurctski Cor ultz. In a ser.en of aerial engagement in the neighborhood or Venlun our avia tors Here victors. It Is nitnlii that three enemy aeroplanes wire shot down. All our aeroplane iiiuined safely. Several of their brave pilots were wounded. Kneiny troop in vil lages west and south of Verdun were heavily boinbardeu, My the atlaek of a French aeroplane iuir.iti within the radlu. or the fi.rtriM of .MHz two civilians were killed and several hoiit damaged. In Mi aerial battle the machine ..f the coinmanilrr or the Miuadrou was shot down and the eomiuainler capturisl. The observer was dead. The French less, s In the Verdun light ing n to estimated f,y Major Moraht in the Viinl., Vfnii,t ,(t u.w,.,., Tiiaioo and mi.ihiii men. (ierman l.oaaea l.iw. A eoricspondcht who hti jUst .0n over the Veidun rront sas that his ob servatlons show by no means high casu altle. among the Heiinan. He savs the statements or ofih er contradict reports or heavy losses and that he has found no evident upon which to gain s.i.v the officers. The comspondent bae his .'pinions upon the numtieiw f Tresh graves which he round. These graves, he savs. are covered by rude dosser, the Herman Mildlcr conscientiously placing such a cross over the giavo or friend and foe alike and even over the graves of franc tireiir. lie Minis, on this evhleiiie. that the Herman loes In the ,umi ,icro the Woevre plain and the taking or (rnes. Maucourt. l'roinez and Ktaln wire al most Insignificant. As tor the ground before the plateau of I oualimont, Ihe correspondent say that the grave In dicate a remarkably small number of casualties as compared with those, for Instance, at Soons a ve.ir ago, Me attributes this illtTeri.ticc to Hie remark ably eflcilve tire of the Herman ar tlller, which so overcame tin: defei,.',' that the lors of life wa held to a mini mum. operation In the Verdun tluatri am lontluiied on a niu'l.riit" s,..tle. being confined chletl to the Improveinenl of positions on the Hanks and in pressing the Herman line closer to tho for Ins at Individual points on the north and northeast. While the of fleets of tin Herman lorees pa high tribute to ihe lighting spirit of the French, this Is due lo some extent, they say, to the r.u t that fresh troop are being continuously poured In. and even the cutnmatutcrs ate con stantly changing. Three He'ierals have been In command of the fortress so far: I'll ft. Hen Ilerr, wh- wa replaod by Hen Humbert, who was In turn re plaml by Hen Petaln. The correspond nit adds that so f ir as l known In llerlln Hen. Petaln has not I.e. n sup planted. While it appeals lint the French were not taken entire! hy surprise, th-'.r fore, knowlnlge of two or three ila.vf was m sutllclent to permit them to bring up 'he necessary big guns and n serves to men the H.'iinaii uffeudve. The corresin.lent sijs that the st,., helmets, with which almost ,, t,.. I Yen. h tlO'Mo are now euulpped while to a .it lulu extent irTictlM- In protecting iinir ee irer, do not lurnlsh ansolute protec tion, lit" correspondent having seen a number of th.-m with bullet Imbs clean through them one helmet on the grave of a French soldier at !ouaiunont has five such ho!S I, ol Is. a Purl lloiimiinonl. Fuilher comiboratloti of the a. 'oiints of small lorres among the Heiinan fotces U.forc Verdun Is furnished by the oitl. nil casually list foi the Tw enty-fotntii llrauileiibuig leglment, winch was in the thick of the lighting. This icgiineiii Ion only "n. linn, of whom . were Uih-i. The losse of the regiment 'n the actual storming of Foit liouaumont, as given in a despatch fnuu Nuiiippin. the garrl. soil town of the regiment. Wele elgliteei, killed and wounded. According lo H.'tman ml.ltary ciltlcs It wai necessary to tat.e th,. village of Forges b-caiisf. the Prenili positions overlanped Ho Hellillll 'tions by ev eial U'.lometeis on the north. The Flench beav.v altillery on the iiti;es of the Cotf dc l'Ole was able to take th. i Id in. ins in the think and te,n Tile loss of Fiespes Is a serious Hon to Hie Crenel fending Comlnes height and l.es Kparges, the s.iutlicll most French anlfint. Now that Friftus H in Hie hands of the ijcini.ius th. Couibies heights ate open to attack from tl ast ami the south. While the Fretirh have hum uuflble to force the Henuiins back from the north em aim ...o-tei .'. fniei of the rVin,v.-s, the Herinins still have the powei o make exteiithe gilhs. as whown at Forges ami Fiesiu: This . pointed to ..s Mgnltl cant h tne m.lltar critics IIIk Saliaerlptlona to Herinnti l.tmn, lUitirx, via Isiiiilon, March Tnu Overseas News Agencj aunouni ed to-d.iv th.P the following huge siihscrlptlous have been made to Hie fourth Herman war loan. The Cologne Savings Hank, i'O.firtO.afia marks ( .'.,0iH).iifji ) : piovln- clal I! nil- "f Westphalia. U' ." i . , 1 1 . n mail.s i:i,.,:.',o,0mi, and the War I. eathei Suiicty, Ltd,. :Mi,ono,iioo marks (r.,noii,iifin). . Iln, a lluaalnii Hold mill Pill 1 1 mini. IsiMi.iN, Maich 9. V irdlng p. a l Peti'ograd despatch lo the 7'ifs, a icp. ! rcitcnlatlve of Knsllsh and California , mining s ndlcatea atilved at Peinigrad' I I . -.l.i I'l'oin the I'ral Mountain, 'n,,. despatoli state that the reprcstntalHi. ) boughl '-'.-' deihislu of gold arid platl-1 Hutu at auction for I 3,u0ii,0fiu, . Ilclulan-llutch lloriler lleopeneit, . AMSTKitPAM, March !i. The Heiglali I fltltch frontlei has been reopened by the Hertimns. Tim laiiff oil goods Im ported into Melgiuin from Holland wax r slued 10 per cent, nl the. same lime. MARCH 10, 1916. BRITISH RELIEF COLUMN ONLY 7 MILES FROM KUT Gen. Aylmer's Force Reaches Essinn on Way to Succor of Gen. Townshend's Troops Capture of Bagdad Would Block Blow at India. ee! fit.. Hupatrl to Tnr St v. 1.0M..IV, March :. -The Itrlllsh War t'ltlcc announced lo-ila that the cxilumti of Hen. Ayhnvr has approached lo within i even miles of Kut-cl-Ainara. This la tnki n lo inrnn that the relief of the force under Hen. Towmhcnd. which has been surrounded by tho Turks at Kiit.el-Amara, H almost accom lit'slie.l. Hen. Townshend's force, estimated at between L'O.Wmi anil 45,(10(1 men, ad vanced to within tvihty-tlvti miles of ll.igdad on November '-'."i last, but was atlackiil and driven back to Kut-d-Ainara. about I'M. miles down the Titi-ii. Hen. As liner's fon.e i.uted to tlnir r"llf ibout .lanuary I last. The litis sum lorefs In P rla aro now lesn than '" mlleri from I Cik.-il.itl and ato inict lug with but slight opposition. Tne captute of Itag.Iad, the centre of ancient Moslem culture and tradi tion, would be a sevelf blow to Hcr-iriai-y a well .is Turkey, since It would (ffectunllv block the Herman road to India. The War ofllce statement follows! In Mesopotamia Hen, Avium" ad Vanciil nn March moving along th" tk'ht bank of Ihe Tigris. Ho rciericd i:sliiii. a Turkish poslilnn about stven idles ..'list of Klit-e. niar.i The ...sjtl.iu was attacked on Match s. bti' Hen. j liner wa'. unable to d'slixlge the etn lllj. The (liem S'lfferisl seveifly llllll be "till Str.llgtllelllllC tile p.lsltl.111 '..iv,. shown no actlvlt. our casii nll'es were not he.ny. the inajorlt ot eases tiling sliglu uouinl. SEE , COLLAPSE SOON. II ii ss I no P.ierl I'.vi l.lllle 1'nrtlirr Turkish lleslsla , Pi:rno.,iiAii, March !'. I'ln title- Is. r.'.it tn I collapse n l!le spring of tie TurMs'i .lefenspe catopalgi In l.i Minor i predicted by Itus. in I dltary allies Since the f..ll of Krii ruin r m;j 1 1 1- . ttiis-i.in armies 1n the Caucasus have I hem pushing a.-!.! ihi TurkUh fi' il opposing them th ldtle difficulty. J The i rules point to Ibis tact a li.i citing the increi ,ng dcnorallratl i of' GREECE WITH ALLIES WHEN RUMANIA JOINS Report Silts ti' l Likely u F.llteiite Ciisli Is I'd vino for .Moliili.iition. S(l..el .;!tfe llf'fltrh to Tltv t ItoMi:. Mari-h Iteports here from the l!.ill...l.s inetit.on it as probable that Hi will follow Itutn.itiia In enter ing the war op the sbb of tne Ktitnt' Alln.. A rdlng to the,, reports Hu man. a' interveiit'oli is i t llkiij to be 1-1 t .1 more than a month longer lo th s . otiiie, t..n t t n ported t int the .Vllcs bie now cotist-'te.l to ad- van-, t,0"", to in , which I tlc-dcd tor th" t'pels inriil 'iit to nio blliatiou until Vpnl 1 If Hre'se hid been iletermliii .1 to pn serve her t.eu tral l I I pointed out. she would have deniobllliil, and the report that the Vlltes are now practically paying for her tiiobiU itioii ,s refirde.l a mi Pl'"g ass'ir.iines of future interven tion as soon as the llelgtans have with drawn from M doma and Albania to meet the Human in EXPECTS RUMANIA'S AID. Itossln I leiirlmc Hie Wn for tier lo Killer Wnr. sn Iteport. sjirrinf '.ih't Hni-itrh lo Tiik M I...M.s, March ". The Pnrogra.l correspondent of the fimfy .tfuif, dls cussing the recent visit of the lluinnmau politic! M I'ilipescu. to Pitiograil. sa)r lll.it the ditllcultles which have lilliilcreil Itumalila from Joining with th Allies ale now in a fair wa toward so lution, although II must be a few month l fore th" ountri Is ill a position to take a decided .-tip "Hut theie ti -ed I. no doubt. ' he s.i.vs, "that the -lep will be taken when the time comes for delivering tin llnal blows against tin Herman couiblti.it. on. P.irtlv 1 ec.iuri of 'be vaguelv favoinble Im pression M Fllipes II left behind and pirtl ' I f 'he a lints of Her man "discontent and waning hop of vir ion, the lelief Is growing belt that event- which w II dedih the war are not far off " SHIFT TROOPS TO WEST. fieriiiiina eiiil IMvlslor Prom II nl unrlii to French Front, V.ci.l l.lW' .,.(( lo Till. Mi VriniKs. via Kouilon, March - The Hoiiy f 'Mowed ' coi l esp indent at Ath ens id. ki.iphs that a.coidltig to infor nation h" hi" icdved from lt.ilgail.in sources the Herman and llwlgiriai. furies have icce'vid orders to b- tea.ly for depirture from tin tueseiit fro.it on., division ft fin. Itpsihuk bar aluady leit Tor Hie fiont iii I'laie The H. in intneni at Sotla ii i. instructed tile llulgi.r.a'. troolt. Ii 'lie neutral 1 1 1 ceo -1 tulga rl in one to withdraw as a sfipiel to tin protest of the Hrcek Hov crtiiuent EGGS $1.50 A DOZEN IN ENGLAND So ( onuress Will lilve I onanla Vlore Pa J III War Conulrlea, W vsinscTos. Ma' i. '.' T'ie II. .us c;.inin..le" on Foretgi MT.ilrs. which agtecil on Hie .llploin ill. und cousulai' apiiroprl itimi bill to-daj, ha loin to the rescue of Mneiicaii Consuls and dip- lomatl. otlicei, whose salaries have I n Insullhieiil In map cases to meet the soai Inir . us! of IK lug The bill us ,t will repot fed will ciiiv ippropilatloui aggregating ap proximately ,:.,:.oi,iiiih, which in n.r.uu,- Ouo linger Ih.in last year. Nearly all of this Increase ! dlic.ily due lo condi tions In the coiiutiUf afftcleil by tin; European war. In some of them, the loniuiittee was told, living expenses have .niicased '.'iin percent. Vt some posts Ameiican ion siilar ofllcers paid nunc than Ihelr entire salary for food und household expctiM ItcptesenlalH'e Crsiper read lo til connnliiee a letter from Ihigliind con taining the lurortuallou that the price or eggs wa six shillings a doen. VI I oe silnks Norwegian Mennier, i ' il'i'.s. II '.i s , ,lii.vli ',i. The Vonvcg Ian steiuislilp Meinona stru.il a Herman npne in lb" No. Hi Se.i and sank, flucei' ol iei clew belnv drow lied, according lo uespatches received bete lo-ilii:.'. Scleral other nculral slcumers vvhlcli luo been missing for several day arc believed to lu.ve been sunk by mine. the Turkish force In Atmenli, Pers'.a and MesotsoUimla. Hoth tho lluslaii wing operating on Hie lllaclt Sea const nnd the wing la Persia are rapidly Hearing their goan, the crltlct say, VIENNA PLANS SEA DASH. Ma; niak Two llrraitnouKhta In F.ITort to Help Tarka. .ptcM Voblc fnpafiA fo Tmk Srv IIojik, Mnrch fl. It Is repotted here that two of the most powerful and fast est Austrian dlendiiougiit'i are held III 1'endlites.. for a dash through the Adrl- itlc In an attempt to rcade tin Italtiin blockade and .itoi the I i.irdsnelle j straits, where the Turks are now to- moving the mine fields. If the tistrlati waishlps are successful in emulating the feat of the Herman ships Mrcslau and Hoeben, which are both now disabled, the Turks hope to be able to resist the advance of the llusslan armies In Armenia, which Is due In large part to the cooperation of the. Itusslan Hlack Sea fleet The Itussl.in fleet has tiow ben In creased by two dreadnoughts Just com mtsslontd, and heme, almululely com mands the Hlack Sea. MEAT EXPORT STOPPED. ' Turk.') Take e lo Put an Knil In lllseontr lit. , fpfio! Ccftff tKipatfK to Tut St v ! IiMi.v, Marsh !i, Tlie Vtberi cor- respondent of t'te fio(l) t'hrtmttlr states 'hat the Turkish (rovertin.ent wll pro-, 'ill.lt the export of preserved neat, thu' "topping much public grumbling In: Til .!;-. I Mali car which left Constat) In ii!e ( loaded xlth meat wele stopped ut d-1 iiiopa ..ti their ay lo Vienna Tie naai wa sold lo the people. ( Cover Paalia Iteporteil at Medina. Ams'iKiuhm. March '..According to a Constantinople drsiatch Ktiver Paha. t together with PJemal Pa'hri. commander j of the Turkish forces In Syria, and other' otlliiab. on Thursday lasi arrived st Me dina and paid a visit to the. tomb of' Mohammed. GERMANS HALTED AT DWINA. IHb Force Cheeked li tltisslnnaj lln.t of I'rleilrlchsladl. iliniil '.''llt't lit-fiti K to T'lr si PuTnouiiAP, via Itoudon. Ma. eh r Tin ItU'slan War Htlh issued the fo;. J lowing tatenietit tu-nlght; : A large Herman fo.ee .i'.!iiitU-il to cros the iKvlna near Sihiov- Kocken- , h.iuseti. east of l"rledr!cnstnill. "..ut wa rep ilse.! b icjr tire. Norl.nast ; of the Cilvli station our patrols turme.l , an eneinj trench at daylight, ha) .nut ting or capturing the defc.tdei. lb the district or the upper Ik v.i ue lire itlspi rsed a latgiHimy fo.ee, which attrinpttd to approach our t ruches, I In Oallrla. In the district of Tsi broff. no'thAest of T.ii naii. il. the eneinj lai.nclied a uighl orfenlve. tupp rted In rl'b and artillery tire, but wi i pul... ny our rlfli ti-e In the ('.ijciusii, the coistal te gliei, our tl'.its turew the Turks bl 'k ' beyon I the lti-r Uaiap.. tames. AVALANCHES A NEW WEAPON. tiialrtaoa lllslodge Wnaaea of Miimt b HnrllnK llninha. tptrt-it ntilr I'rtpur, to Till: 91 ItovtK, March '.. A new element In offensive tactics has tecn Introduced by the Austrian In the l,.itiuol rone. Artl fl.ially produi ed avalanches arc u-ed against tli Itallaiis. The proips mentioned in the oftlclal statement is. ' sued by the Itlalati War Otllrc to-la. Borntis ale thrown In places where thev will dislodge the masses of snow above tlnir uaters. thus causing the forma Hon of sno-vslldes ', The statement sas; Had weather continues in the in iiin. lain dlsirlcts ' Iti the l.ig.izuoi zone b means of i bombs the enemy caused the fall of I avalanches In the dlr tlon of our po ! slthms. So damage a as done We exlondrd our line in the zone be. i tween the Tofana s.alis i in the I loin, mite .did made progress In the v..'. le.v of th" uilddli Isdnzo and the 5a gora sisio-. There 'u:. vigorous artillei a;t,v t.v on the eiitli front. .EXEMPT CALLED IN GERMANY. tit tlelneen t H and 4U un In l.ov ernnient Work lo Join I olnra. iw..'l f'lCs 'f;..iffV to In. SI UiNlioN, Mar.ii P. Tli IPHterdi. ii-, cor roponilcnt of tin fni'j Iml telegraph "!l tiieti in Hermany betw.en the ace of It and 40 e.us who hlt'.ieito li.iv s,,ei, exempt! d from the a my n c .neiucn. e of employment In Oovern tnetit work wero called to the colors on March ii " MADE BANKRUPT BY THE WAR. lli- 'hortnai' Fnrcea Frederic Heck A I n. to tult. Tlie shortage Of III-ill 1 le. ill cs. due lo the war, forced Fredei Ii; Heck Ai Co, wall paper tnauufactille's, to Ilk a pe. litlon In baukiup'.vy In the Fnltid Stales District I'ourt yesterday, giving llabllb Hen of t;3",t!07 and nsetn of ?3(i.'.,T(c.' iige M..yt r apis.lmed Fzra P Prut',. e and Heorge J. Ismilng receivers under a bond of f.Mi.Ouu. Tliy were authoil.e,i t. ..nry on th' Imslne1: twenty day. Mr. I.-mlug said after taking chiug. of the affairs of the t'.imp.iu.v that the concern hud found tt dim. tilt to get hold of siittl ieiH (luatitltles of dc fo Carey on ifs Imslncs, The til in has been in business aixt.v ears It has ofllc e at 111 Hrnadwny and Sflr. and jnn West Twent.v -ninth street and a plain in lloboken or tin Jiia'J.SnT liabilities listed by the conceit j;i:(i,;ifiO "onslst nt debenture bunds, The asiels Include stock worth H,tas and machluer worth tlOl.SsT niftng the creditors are the etUte or 1'reilei iclt Heck, IsO.P.iT, estate iff Her. tha Heel,, J.lu.cinO, and ch.ules II Hatier doif. Sr.l.OOii. Charle M. Hoh. owitr. la vice-president ot Ihe coinpaii (ireece tn Take Part nf ilhaala. Atiikss, March v ultlayedi Tho i complete ailnilnlstratlve und tlnanclal as r.linllatioli by Hreeee of the provinces of northern llplrits lias been decided upon i by the tlreoli Hovertiment. Deputlesi ro- i the districts have already tak'n their I utb III the (Ireek Parllani'iil, I (eruiaiia Semi Prli-sl lo Jail. i , March 9.--The J.cdo ' AiiSTMIPAJI io states that Count Cornet, i Pel. Hull prlwt u-t Ktterbeelt, has bn sen tcticed by a (German cotirt-innrtlMl lu live years linprlsonment' hecauae tic de nounced tli OcrnuuM from th pulpit. REFUTES GERMAN CHARGES. F.nKlaml Denies Tentmi Woineli find hllilreii rr Molested. !(iiu' tohlf tirpllt' to Tilf. Si l,.iNtiN. Man It !, Tie FoieUn i mice Issued Ihe following statement today; "The ilovernmeiit ha- received titroug.i diplomatic channel, a communication fpmi flic H'Tinim Hovernmeut .ovcrlng twenty-six affidavits relating lo the treat nient of Herman women and children In Ki'glnnd since tint outbreak of the war. "The Home Olllce luvesllgatlotis show that until the sinking of the t.usltanla. Willi the I'Mepllon of utiltiiportat'-t local iiicidelits, tto Her nans "ere injured Pi person or properly, while :'s,'.ifKi Herman men and women were living unmoli sled In thi .Metropolitan police district 111 !otulnn. "Following the l.tHltiinla ninklng thtre was n spoutatii-ous outburst of pu!nr feeling lending lo regrettable, manlfeebi tlons, espechilly In tlio worklngnien's (uarleiH III Isindou and Liverpool, "No Herman was seriously Injured, but In suppressing Me disturbances Injurlea were lecelved by IrtT constables, while siii! persons wer.' charged with onVnces. "The ca-es produced by the Herman Hot eminent have been luvestlnati d nnd f.. not afford a b.,ls for the wholesale r.ibtl (Hons founded on iluiu." SCANDINAVIA PLANS MOVE. Premiers of Three Conntrlea Hold Conference In Denmark, tptrial i nhlr t)f.p,itrl, to Tim Si (toi'iiNirv.iKV, March -The nrst meeting ot the Premiers and Fotelgn Ministers ot the S. atirlluavian countries was held to-dny at the royal palace hre. The Hovernmeit ottlclnl of Norway und Swiilen were received In audience by King (iirk-liun. The.v met also the r.'alt Mi Minister. The purpose of ihe meeting 1 in dlscii. the ditllcultles In thf commercial n ff 'ills of Hie tliree nation as a result if i 'i bloc'i.ide of (iermari and vari ous oihr war measurm. The olllclais will dlscu steps for concerted action by th. tfirie muntrUs In their relatlonr .vlth other nallon DUKE'S DEBTS $2.490. 170. Vlniieheslpr lliplalna l.lnlilllilea in IliiulUh llnnUrnpIc) I oiirl, crwct.r; '.(, Ii'tpotili to Tnr M v l.Sbo.S. '.Mat. ! .The Hinkrupti ' ..urt to-.la resumed ;t, invesilgation of tl. affairs ,,f ,.. mKe of Mancheatef. The Puke lodged .1 slalemtjt of liabili ties, amounting to fpis.iini i Jl.r.oi.l ; i , of wl.lcti f I .(ii,:b.:i i !ii.M..M:. i . is c. pf led to rani, a isstis. Helot) fl'.'.OOO i i-,(i,.ino i m iinaticlng nlitnption i lire. i lie it;e arilihilti.l hi. IiisoImi.. v mat' 1 to expenditure . i eod'.ng In In- o and to th. failure ..r ti.e Ameilcili trust. ..r Ids mother's w'll, by which !"c lost C.i,. ( t.'i.oOCi i, and to the reduc tion In Hie In. otne fium Ids niothi's es tate as Well .IS to tile os. iff ItttCH-t Oil loans Slii'e II his fut'ner-ir.-luvv, the lite Ihig. ne y.lui ii. nn.inn of Clin lie ,,i. gave t'ie I inches, an allowance. In addition lo v. hi ii she vns allowed b her Ametlcili ttu-ties U.', on. i i tdci.fion i tor .veaily household ami prrtoi.it exp. nsi - ar.d fj.ioni i5lii.M"tii f..r the niaint.imt.it of the -hil lten. He lurgtly depeii !e, utitil .N'oVftnb. r. I!i:t. on the allowance from h's ,ltte. s. He .idiuitte.l that l.ts botlsi hobl mil p. sonal i x,.e:ii;iiuie anioiinted to (7.'.'io'i ( :t.'.o,iien i iur tlie three ais lit((e.lrig hi- bankruptcy. Tlil was titl.Hlltl I $ 1 llll, (HOI in eXi rss of hi in c It.l A lltge ..l't of hln liabilities col. i -ts i.r rso. il i. I.t BANK CLERKS ARE TO SHOOT. l.iiHniut Trust lliiiilo rea Form 1 1 1 11 und llct niter 'I en in a. The Huara t Tru.-l Coil .m: . .n l ri with ..the large . ,. p.u .on. il.lcn int. anno. in. e.t the.t bel.et :. preparerlucss arid have olfind a sltpi.ee to , nip. r,.. ees who d.siri mll'ia.v : '.ilnn.c. atiti iutin d .Ves.C.d.i t .lit t at-'ItlVe'l cms ...nl bee., cotiip'. led lo: the fo-rnai'on ..f fit ,,,d revolver b uns among its tiup'o) .-es T 's trill .il- Hill be linec'cd 111. .le an advisory board cons'sHng of fine nienib !. s,..,.,t,., n t,,. ,f,.r,. ilep.ir. mi nt of the compai'.v Tne iiicv- !a I I "S i.'.ar.l .ir .the me-iii.. - oi v. tc-.a'is of t.-, Na'.i.'in itu irl T a-e W C Itr.i.ll.'V. .Vh!.- S. It'oic.' II I' Ti'c. V II MMtna',. Wli:,.ir,'. M i. I.cti7. . F. U i. -bun I. H W!..-e A. H Fo am I; IS K.m.l.'iv'l Prl.e Wil be ..ffe'Sd the 'Iflfer fo sl.ir'l- '.ate conipetltlo" am.ini: the eim leu- of th (fin-et-. 'Viio t- ct iirrii 'ion. drew ..tt"i.i..'n .s;...iii i t the lac, I', ai -ti ,'i iir.lt inn ,,f ,i i,.,.j. . r.ej arinv t'"- ( ! n r cu i ."lie rn ilevott t" iliootitig i'i.I ca'c f aims Most nl tec t'o... Ic s.ud. is tali... i tj;. in t.'achuu rue in. s to us- th r f e plopi 1 ai. d o .n,!-; j.e n.ti.'.ii! of amis. Til" -j.'si'i 'Ion wn p. pie oy on. ..f tin ..ff'ctis ot t ,r .'."in on; Da: M I II I I'll ' U' .lew leg.lt ..f ,.l ran.Ae.,, bill Ibl I lie llll. I '(.(' it tllittiS Wet t.f iii! ut . Ided upon, a t . pi .v.ue .111 e 1 1 1 1. .1 . T'i. in a g .: i' i ,.-e(iai ct. s;. of ,h. Huara :" i' u-t i on put. u I ..e dot iv Hie i iu., ,ii ti ("In . h.,i tOU p l.i o 1 1 I' 1 IS ,1 l eln't tyt e It II I l Eight Magnificent All Steel Electric Lighted Trains Daily to Baltimore nnd WASHINGTON Modem coaches, Fulltr.r.n clr;iwitiK-room. parlor, sleeping nnd observation ears, with excellent diniiiB car service. i,i. n. .'I'd SlOl t. M. lad A.M. I Into 4, M, I HO P. M, et.MI iliO UriO Until APOLOGY FOR LIBEL Viscount Freiifli Takes Stand lo Vindieiilo riiiirnelpr of Mis Friend. nihX'T SKF. HKKNSTOKFF J?l't'if iahlf linpiti to Tnr Si'. IINPOV, March p. -Probably not tinM King Heorge ulfernl to go In the wltnesi box and deny on oath the ridiculous lm putatloii of bigamy lias any such sensa tional libel action as that of Heorge (bar. don Moore ngalnst tltiltoti K- Co., pub lishers of th Manchester Ki'ssWi) Vt rmitclr, come up 111 an Fngllsh court. Tne I'it-oiiWr, in Dillon tne stiir( 1 Which I the basis, of tht 'lilt, waa I printed, ha" n ab! ct. illation In tit! nmt a and torseiiu. ml; in Hot Is rs-tnllla- thele, bin a laig. prop. irl Ion ol iiewspapcf readers learned the story foi the tlrst tune ri seeing the rejsvri of tht trial In the nc'i-'iapers hero this ve nliiK. It had la-en chat'ed that Moore, tk- linA advantage of h's great friendship with Viscount French, when he was Sir i.lolm I'reti.i jmiiian.llng the llrltlsh 1 forces on Hi.- Continent, secured mill Jtary secrets which later In America ha I u-d to ll.e detrtnient of the Allien. I lleurv IMwar.l Duke, niiniber of Par llUnienl for Kxeier. coutiicl for Moore, I said odloii lin,itilatlou were made that I Moore had obtained military secrets and :beiraeii laem to l ount vmi HrrstnrfT. I the Herman Amli.i.ss((ui- to tin- L'liltaKl , State. , (iuve Services ilrnlollonslr, I Mr. VI m.:. las conttalitl at Ilrltttr) litadiU.irtert a id at other places In ' France, lie nave bp ..ei vices gratul ; toiisly because b" i'ig.irile.1 the allied cause as that of iMitnuult., He con ' tliiiied Ills) service- nnseltlshl , sometimes j with greet ila igei lo hlmscrf. until June, i I'll., when he had to go to tin- Flitted I State. I The llbellee said that lie was advised in.' It would lie better for his health If he went, but the fact was that Ills buil nts lutrtu reunited hi prettcnca there. Air. Ihi'. i ited somii ol A'r. Moore'a public uiteranies which, h" ald. ought to bavx seiiled lorevt r wheiher he waa engaged it betraMiig dial llrltaln. Mr. luilie tefuteil thf story of Mr. Moor.' visiting Ambassador n Hern siorfi on l.oag Island, saying hi client! inereli visited Col. ItooscveltV house. The allegation Unit Mr Moore'a sister 'ins involved mis also liculcd. I French nn stand. Viscount Frem h 'ook the .stand and testified tlu.t th-te wa no! a shadow of t loiindatlon foi suggesting that Mr. Mooie wn a. .iialtile. with military crels llf- ( u ver glad indeed to have .Mi Moore's help, Viscount French caid, owing to his '.now ledge of great undertakings itc! mniiiianil of scientific resources Mr Moore was lreiiienlly at tr ttls.ii lie.iiliiuarter to Vlsenuiit Flflich's knowledge arid often (.insulted the i eininni.i'er's i lib f engineer. The lenili of hi- wotl, .ite mote than val uable, the win Inviiliiable, Viscount I'renih tesHhed He sa1 I he dU I t tvmeni.ifr whthr c wa aware at tin- r in that Moor was. . ..WIST t i th. I'tllte.l States III Jup i.-it knew s.,,n i!tirusi.)s Thcri was o till: til M" Moote's gotn,- execept ntj. oi ii wis ii J titi foundation for any par. i. e ..j li- Mr Mi .-e t.-;i!n.n.i in iuibsl a denial tint !i possensed lull l.ny swret. He a,1 tli.it ills public exiiiesslon con tfrr.lt'g the Viae tn tht I'li'ted StHles bliiuglit III. n a letter thie.itf iilng Ins life. "I h.n) a pohe. guard. ' nc sa d "A Herman 'ti America Isn't a i .oadeiule iiuesti ii la I 'i .h; a diuaerous per- teOII ' ' II. .l.-ii i.-1 ;h" itiip'jt.'iLioiis in ih I'.iU'l. 4 spiling! t'i'lltl'd, 'lJ.e ( ','i -onb ft s . C ilsogy MMI I a ii pie.' 1 ..hn'sti'c. that the story 'had b. e Ii if ill "llffd fro. a Isv.idon wt elil. ;.. 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