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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1916.
BRITAIN ASKS FOR ARMY OF 4,000,000 New Kslhn.itcs Provide for Dully KxiuMitllturp of 815,000,000. ' AIR DKKKXCK KXTEXDKl) GERMANS LOSE HEAVILY IN NEW VERDUN ATTACK Special (able Despatch In Tlir. Si-. 1xNDON. March 14. Haloid J. Ten nanl, Under Secretary for War, Intro duced tlie army estimates bill In the House of Commons to-day. The meas ure calls for an army of I.OOvi.non men. at an expense. Including munition!, of 13.000,000 ($15,000,000) dally. Mr. Tennant said that It was not In the public Interna t Klve tho number of men now serving In the army or In . .,ini.. it. u tribute to thc-won- elcrful discipline of the men, considering their short ti allium period, ami nam "v the success of the recruiting scheme was lit, uiiiriiri- nf vlc-tolv. The tlovcrnmelit and the Minister of Munitions, he said, were considering the question of single nun ctiteilliR the munition factories to escape military service. It was Impossible, he e.ild, to undertake that every single man In the munition factories should be taken be fore any married man "Knergetic steps arc being taken, Mr. 'Pennant said, "to revise the lists nf those In 'tesorved occupations.1 The lists of those In starred' and reserved occupations are being revised and the tlovcrnment's pledge will be faithfully carried out. Lord Del by will not let married men down. Olllccrs would be selected from the rank, licfore they nie gaietted they will receive four months training In a special corp. Purlin the piesent limit. rial ear, he alii. Ii;,000,o0o army garments unci 1,000,000 goat skins had been prcpaied for tin. men In the trenches. Mr. Tennant lead a message from Sir Douglas llalg, commander In chief of the llrltlsh army In l-'ruiice, testliying to tue excellent provision made for the army. Kir Douulas llalg ad. led : "All are In good health and good nuirt and are confident of victory The Under Secretary for War proposed to apply the scale of air defence agreed upon for Loudon to tne unoi- cuunirj :n,t llrltaln. he said, was now uroduc lng monthly as many uuallllcd air pilots u she was able to mobilize from all her icsouices In August. 1914. This output. Iip 1..1IH. would be largely lncreacd In the near future. The supply of aero. planes. In. said, whs now satlsiueiory and was ahead of the supply of engines and idiots. Noel I'emhertoii Hilling, the former mtmbei of the I loyal Flying Servlre who won i lection to I'aillument on un "air defence" platform, made his maiden speech In the course of the estimates debate. Ilc'iugid a more aggressive air policy and argued that the. Admiralty should order that all existing material be employed in raiding Herman territory. I'o lift mere from First 'opr. particularly In the necliii of l.ix, but otherwise there Is nothing of Import ance 'to report In this section, In the forest of I.e I'retre a detach ment of Hermans, who endeavored to surprise our trenches at Croix des t'armcs, was received by a fusillade and compelled to disperse, leaving sev eral dead on the Held. The night passed quietly on the re mainder of the front. , (irrmann llrpnrt Vlcnrle la Air. The hernial) o'fllelal statement Is as follows : Generally speaking there wu no cliuuge. A tunull engagement near WieltJv, northeast f Ypres, ended In the llrltlsh being driven back, A llrltlsh aeroplane was shot down by I. lent, tmtnelinami east of Arras and one west of Uapuume, The occu pants were dead. l.leut, Uoelke brought down two enemy 'aeroplanes, which fell behind the French" lines over Fort Marre and near Motaurourt.Miorthwest of Verdun. The latter was destroyed by out ar tillery.. Hy these achievements these olflrers he pul horn de combat their tenth, ajid eleventh enemy aeioplanes lr?pectlcl. A llrltlsh biplane whs compelled to land west of (.'umbra I after an aerial fight. Hrllln.li fheJI (iernian Trriirhre. The following repot t from llrltlsh headquarters In r'tunee was Issued lo- I night by the olllclal press bureau. TJin finomv eitilntlni Inn mines till' morning, one south of Ua Uiisse canal, the other near Neuve Ch.ipiiellu, In one case some damage was done lo u small salient of our trenches, North of Ypres c carried out a successful bombardment of the etiein.i s tienrhes. loist night near the Ypres ttoulers railway our gieniidlerH and machine guns drove off enemy working parties, who attempted work In a mine crater. There was considerable hostile in tlllety activity to-day west of lams. Thtw wh havt much haul! mN tht cart-frM Mturtty f eur GUARANTEED MORTGAGES m Luxury. The vhe havt Itttto at a Nt- cmity. W will Mil yu SIM er $1,H, t LAWYERS MORTGAGE 00. RICHARD M. HUR, PmldMl Caaltal.Surplus A Ft. $S,9tftf .VI l.llrlr SI..N T. 1st M,DtsiiieRt.,llkn AUSTRIAN RED CROSS PAID HEAVILY FOR ITS LACK OF PREPAREDNESS Anierleii Stioiild Profit by Kx lipricncc. Declares' Count Trail n. GERMANS TIRED OF WAR. Verdun Drive I'la lined to linel It, Maya .Neutral Olirrrr. Special Cable, ttetpatcl. to Tn St taNHON, March IS. The Itottetdam correspondent of the Dally Telegraph quotes a neutral Just returned fiom u long visit to llerlln as saying thut the , attack on Verdun Is regarded as an at-' tempt to end the war. weariness of which Is expressed by everybody, ex en ' the military classes. 1 The neutral ascribes t officers the statement that the Hermans will le tin ; able to continue the conflict much longer unless they are able to end the trench warfare, but that If the) can leslore matieeuvre warfare they believe they can beat the Krltlsh and French. Tlie trnveller sas there Is much de spondency and suffering as a result of food shortage. BIG OFFENSIVE ON, ITALY HOLDS UP NEWS .ViiMiliii Strict While Ihoii zo l-'iirlitiiitt (Joes On Artillery in Action. XKW METHODS ADOPTED llr. Hela Hekrly, acting as correspondent for Til f. nvy, has Just returned from his second trip through Enrope slnee the nien Ing of the war. In hi. rapacity as Held retirmrntatlTe nf the National Immigration League he has hern In Kurope many limes and Is In Hose fourh with affairs and of. nclaU. He has nflen appeared liefore com mittee In t'ongress as an authority on Immigration matters, ,snd U a writer of wide note on economics. This Is the fourth of a series of seven articles by llr. Hela Hekely which will appear In TIIK ML'N. FRENCH READY FOR EGYPTIAN REBELS NEW GERMAN DRIVE! CRUSHED BY BRITISH Expect Enemy Will Attempt! Entire Coiistiil Heyioii Is to ileueh Verdun by West ern Route. SAY TlinrST- WILL EAII. FRANCE NEEDS $1,560,000,000. Cost air the Wnr In Increasing; nt n Itaplil llnte. Pahis. March 14. Credits nmountlng to ".S00.nfifl.0Mii frolic (Jl,r.60.O00,p00) ale neeleil for the lecond quarter of 1916. Itaoul IVrct. reporter of the budget committee of the 'lumber of Deputies, .mnouiued jesti-rday In the Chamber Tho increasing lost of the war to Fiance and also to all the other nations Is shown by the fact tlvit for the entire ear of 111.1 the total expenses . were I'LMiOO.U'i'J.iMKi francs I $4,400,000,0(10), while fur the tlrst hair of 19th the "sum of ir..:ni,n0".000 francs ( ! 3,1 00, (100,000 ) in reqiliiid. Fmlue-- t'.t.il epenes slni e August 1 lull, li I" .In ' 1. 191'", will le ulmui" iT.iimi oiirt.i'iin francs. ( 59,400, eiMi.OoO), ,,i w i. ) al". but la.noo. (Kiii.noii flatus i?i noi'.Oi'O.oao) Is Un tnc w-.u ivecial Cable Deepatcb to Tm 8c. London. March 14 The I'arls con pondent of the Dolly .Veil! telegraphs: "There Is little doUDt that the strug gle for Vet dun Is at the point of being renewed after ic reoplte of thme days. For more than forty-eight hours the Ormau heavy butteries west of Jho Mcajse have lann raining high explosive shell- with merciless profusion on the whole area from llethlncourt to Uourrus wood. , "llehlud the lines (lerman regiments are already marshalling for attuek. The Kaiser's war marhlne still works well enough for a lapse of three days to be stifllClmiL to send the exhausted to the rear and replace them by troops from the home:deiots stiffened by officers and iinn-.onimissloned officers drawn from Cleared of Seiiussi Bedouins. and HEADMEN ASK I' Alt DON fecial fuMe lietpatch to Tnr. Sn Idndox, Mulch 15 (Wednesday) Complete mastery by the Hiltlsh of the Senussl and lledoulu forces In lgypt Is Indicated hy a despatch from llrltlsh headquarters at Cairo, made public by the War OITIce last night ' The official despatua sas thai Hen l'e ton's force, which hai been ois-rathu In the coastal region to diic the iebe!s back oxer the western fiomler, "lll to day occupy Solium " This is a port at the head of the guif of t.!; same iiamv at tho northernmost- point of the Umler line. It was occupied by Senussl In the first part of lVbruary, according to a tecent llerlln despatch, which was not denied here. To-day's statement Indi cates that the llrltlsh have cleared the whole coastal region of the rebels, m .-prcml Cable lietpntib lo Tiik h.v ItoJlt:. Maich 14. Telegra-.ns from tlie ( nlng of the war Italian front have been provisionally suspended since midnight. The suspen sion, It is announced, Is to be very shott and wus caused by military exigencies. Meanwhile the preliminary pluse of a new Itallnn offensive Is being success fullv Initiated on the lsonto. when; the Austrian reenforccments are unablo to reach the tlrst line positions which the Italians arc shelling. The Italian ar iillrrv lire Is Intense. 1 T.i!' latest official report given out lieie tells of victories for the Italian' on the Isonzo fiont, and add The best I exults were obtained III the San Martlno r.one. where, after sl-veie artillery pieiaiatlon, an In fault v bilnade stormed with the bajo net and capttlted a sttong redoubt, making the occupants prisoners tin their left other detachments entered and destroyed enemy lines III the neighborhood of ihe San Maitlno Church. Southeast of San Martlno we took Dante del Crovlgllo, which Is the pivot of the enemy's defenoe". Altogether we took llfty-four pris oner", Including five officers, and also i iinitireil two maeltlrrt- guns. Mam- neonle have been killed and houses covered III avalunchea In the Italian iirovlnces of Ilergamo. Vlncenza and llelluino. Sixteen bodies have been n-rovered. Traffic on the railway between CY.neo and Tend,!, which, with the exc-piun nf Hi.. Mount Cetils roJte. Is the must SWEDEN PREPARING FOR -WAR. lr lleffinT OrgiinUed 'r "il'iel.- hiilm. It Is lleported. Corr.NHAdi.N. March 1 1. Ileports have teached bi-re that Sweden Is nuking liicnar.illonc for .r It is staled thst ,tri7:inl7..ctiolls oac sanction of the ciou'i nuiciit, Tuo,i001 kroner 1 1 J.tfift j tor the defence of Stockholm agalnM air raids. ' .. Antl-alicraft guns, it U said, are De oilier parts of the front. ,.i- ,..w...m r uiromlv In line. One division ciosslng the open ground south (three months ago udvun. e, .is far as tin. of Korges to take up positions on the J seaport of Mersa Matruh, l..n miles fringe of the Crows wooci inois Corbeaux) suddenly round Itself th mark of a doteii batteries, of French six Inch guns'. The Germans hurriedly wunurcw. ' .. . ..I.aat "lKr of Battle. , "It seems probable'that this new bat-1 tie will prove the last phase of the Ver-1 dun effoat. It Is significant that the furious bombarument wnicn is iib.i , as.a prelude to un Infantry attack, has l...n contlned to the west bank or the Meuse. Iimiaumont nud Vaux were left ( almost entirely alone. "Th conclusion drawn by the trench military .exports and start officers whom I-have Keen) Is that the effort the Her mans aie preparing for will rage with the greatest fury from llethlncourt to (ioo.-. JIill tCotc de I'Ole) "If tlii'N stneeed In forcing tho-e posi tions,' tho next point of attack will be .the Jlols lloutrus. to and one-half m net .Yihu.,si. anil ina n, inree iiiu:.- By l)H. RBI.A HRKKI.V. "The American Tied Cross has won the love and everlasting gratitude of the Austrian lied Cross fiom the very begin- lu icturn I want to send a message to the American people. It Is this: 'Lose no time In so organlilng aiiu specializing the service of the Amer ican Ited Cross as to enable It effectually to meet the strain and disorganization of war.' I know whereof I am speaking. I went through all the sorrow, the dis tress, the horror of unpreparedness. For the Austrian lied Cross, lu contrast to the Herman Ited Cross, vwis not prepared for war Nobody In Austria-Hungary believed that It was probable, or even possible. Then all of a sudden the con flagration burst upon us anil we knew, the Austrian Ited Cross knew, that we had been caught napping. Let not the American people iiermlt their Ited Cross lo go through the same experience. I IH! II Efficiency of Organization Im to Be Maintained in TlniCH of Peace. WOKKEHS TO GET NO PAY Recent fiction does not supply two characters having more in them of the riul, worth-while tuff of life than the hero and heroine of Tht Real Adventurt, tayt Tht Bookman. Best telling novel in America.. Buy it today, reed it tonight. compactness, lightness and accessibility tasked to the utmost the Ingenuity of the . Inventors, who had lo leave out a good , deal of the usual hospital equipment. These sanitary motor truck outfits have proved so successful that the Herman tied Cross soon ordered similar ones constructed for Its use. Needless (o add, they ate standardized lo (he loll detail. Train Made Into Hospitals. Henry Kitchell Webiter't Brilliant New Novel Re&l Adventure Count Rudolf Traun, President of the Austrian Crow. Red hope, America will have no war. I hope depots, which occupy six large buildings, this great country will be spared lli eceu- stocked to the ceilings, People trnged and misery through which, the ' shook their heads and thought tne reck countries of Kurope must now pass. Hut less. They uld thai the war never I trust. Just the same, that the Amerl- i could last long enough to need $1,500,000 I . t. - . I l ' t. . - 1lnu Titnt Clilu Cilll ll.-ii c russ unit inr suin iiiu fitruic , nuieu in b.iiiiiui, mi,iiir.'. will profit from our experience and pre pare In time of peace for like emergencies of war." Count Rudolph Traun. pieshlent of the Austrian lied Cross aid a hereditary member of the Austrian lloue of Ixrd, That this provision was justified has bern shown by the necessity which has arisen since then to replenish these stores In order to meet the awful demand for these inenas of relieving suffering, while some nf the thing-" which we had purchased abundantly are now priceless and cannot s.iiil this to me. Then he continued "When tlie war broke nut the Alls- I be replace.! as they cannot ne procureci trlan Ited Cros had no hospitals, only 1 anywhere In Kurope for any amount of i h, i iin nf rommunlcatlon I a handful of physicians and hardly anv money.- etwee Ita y and Fint.ce. has been professional nurses, lx.okl.ig upon tho 1 "Thanks to Ills fottunate PU.cliase we Wed bv a huge avalanche. 'lied Cross something symlMillcal of bay been able o organize effectively halted b) a nuge (i bolherh0O(, )f ,,,, ,aM.r ,,all I and to supply fully ..ur mobile material Ma KATTIE DEVELOPING, practical organization to deal with ac- depots And whenever t ie field or base nlf U.'ll l liCs Lilt j.'cj. "n.i... ...i,,. i,,i i,. hospitals mid base depots of the army a small number of incnibeib. and conse- , nieill.-al service aie out of i, ny Mud of uest of Alexandria. tiencral drmoiallzatlnn, suffering from hunger and deertlon of part of tin- rebel Uedouins Into the llrltlsh camp also are e-ported In the Cairo despatch, which folhras. lien. I'eyton's force will occupy Soltum to-day. The c-.inip of the Se nussl at Msead Is reported to U- un ociuplcd. No opposition Is expected The Uecloulns who Jiiinecl Saed .Vlimed ore demoralized and suffering finm hunger and dlsaiipolntment. The Sheiks of Jlarun and awlet I t.trim. e-ast of Mersa Matruh, have stu rendeied. The headmen of the- Aiilad All trllw are asking for pardon. Stanlng Hi-d-oulns with their families are Hocking to our lines seeking food ain teller They re'mrt having been III ttvaied hv the Trtpolltan He-doiiliis. 1'he .Uoriitiif; I'ont publishes an aiticle by "a well Informed military c orresnnnil- ent" In which it In .iguely hinted that ..nrMi of Verdun Were tho Hermans to ine iiruisn army in r;gypt imii attack bre ili through to- Verdun by Uouauiuont the Turks at an unnamed point' where, mfl'Vnux. It would be a baricn victory according to the writer, It will b.t pns ',.i ii.- uoirtrf Tuse 3ii0.yn men more , slble to give tlie ottomans a knockout for wa- It is staled that . - ; K(. o cmt. .h0!,k; ,ch blow. '.tZ'"TSL o,ls..H.that Verdun Is I "Succe-! on tm- oppoHiie -nie- in.- iiiiuir iii-9iaie-o iiiiiicucs an mi- river, via lioose Hill, mlghttie much more poriant llrltlsh success in inetlip. nuli.-tantlal. l-'riiicii forces are holding crn Kg)iit, where the invasion if Im-tile ,the lrtalne fiont. All (heir heavy giina , tribes was tlrst Initiated ;nnl where the and in'aleriul ,oud thcnV'run .the risk of rcbels in one time presented a n-.il men- tlng cvl off and, encircieo, s,s ire ace to Hntish preMlge m the Nile Val liildaes suanilinK tne Mouse ,wouia e.ouuaild by" the"' foe. ing placed on the hills about snwkholm and aeroplane have isicn purchased Iluinor.s that Swudcn would Join ()cr- many to tight against ltu-sl.i have heenj published several times, nui inesc ry ports have always been ilc-nled. T!iw vmpathy of the Swedish pe-ople for tho I'lnns under tlie Itns'l.tn ' ?overliment and tlie fear that Russia would encroach on Sweden ,-ne th" lea-ons for the feel ing existing between Swe-ilen and llussla. TURKISH ENVOY IN BERLIN. With standstill.' llUfnsses Ottoman Situation lirrmiin ilttli'lnls. Special Cable l)4titch lu The Si Lonpon, Marcli "1 1, Tim lie i n e-or- reipjiiilcnt or the nuilp Mail teie-grapns: ( fjj0 ,)( ),,,,. "n;-,1,i lt'C frirnie-r Turkisli Anibaa- 1 .. . , e sador to Italy, who now; re-sides at Lau sanne, Is re pot tul to be in llerlln ells cussing ihe Turkish situation with the German tinvernmerit It is stated that he tlrst talked over the situation with Prince von llueinw, the former tlennun Imperial Chancellor, when tho latter was at Ian-erne. "The rumor that the Turkish states, man Is instructed to notify Uennany that Turkey will conclude peacij unless four Herman nrmy corps are t-ent to Turkey Is probably untrue-." A IliK h.iieU lb-spate h says that the German Minister to Ituniiiiila, llaron von dem Ilusche-Haddcnhauten, left to-ilay for Berlin. ..- . V'oaw i 'I'flif r r ' ha oaed Plan. ' '.tiKiVii1 AilM "-Jiehe- 'wu-sMhe. pllh tlrst drawn.- lui.tif:iHRfi-ny- nm ihif' aween tne eastern aim western thrown rmice iiuu ,i",,.-, itlie Meuse' ridge. ' Tito- rYehch staff IS uovr fuHV- aware" erf'tirta Iritentlotis of the cirmfty. ! .Thir.prwailtlonsitaken by tlen. retain av n' tfuAMnte-c aTMnst a sur--.x.ii'., 'mn Ciniian divisions may -lie e- pecuci .io;r"pc-i".'if.'"-: scck rcruge witu tne Hrltisli in ptefet rkonalriiumt and mivi "v cin e to lighting in their weakened slate masses ncauisi cue ii jsn- Wt, t. weHern Iti-dniiins. Man's Hill and (loose "i". , "The l-'iench OlIKel-a in a" iwsltlem to know, are convinced mat tuey win, ley. The imsl Importgnt success of the lehels had been the occupation of Marsa .Matruh. The eiuelllng eif the Bedouin -edition i apisirent due to the hostilitv l,e- tribe.. wlio ate licieditaiy enemies. floth groups Joined In the righting against the llrltlsh about the beginning of t. vear, hut have been fieiuently leported to hae sliffeied seve-re losse". The eastern tnue'inen iieg.in e-,ni in l-i-luu.i-s to th, leilrlnn llnmrt Imiiortanl lier. linn mi Italian front. Vir.NNA. Ma llerlln. Match II. The ustrlaii War Otitic- to-day Issued the following rejMirt of operations on the Italian front Great combats aie eleeloping on the l-oiio front 'Ihe Italians have attacked e.tli strong fences, being re pulsed everywhere. t the- Toliiiino bridgehead the i-neiii's activity w.u. limited to lliely lire. In tin" I'luva section the enemy's attempts to destiny our obstacles failed At the Goiit7. bridgehead two at tacks against tile lioherdo position and one attack against the Intrenched bridge of l.uclmlco failed, as did sev eral attacks against the Doberelo plateau. Near San Martlno del Caiso the Italians stormed seven time.'. They were repulsed with heavy losses by Infantry regiment No. 4", ITAL Y's'TERilSSECRET. .n lleliises to Tell Conditions nf Purl With Allies. Ip'CHlt ( it')'' Heipatch tn TlllSlv I,osin. .March II. In leply to a nm-ntlnn ill the House of Commons to elav Sir IMwanI eiley. the l-'orelgn Se--letaiv. decllneil to state what special tenia Italy Had ie-,iuri-ii iie.ore agin Ine with the Ctilente Miles not to make a sepaiate peace. It was not In accord Willi tlie public lute-rest to make such a statement, he Mild Italy did not glw hei aelherence to the Allies'" aei l enient nut to make a separate p.-.ii-c until l ist fall . tho agreement was aiinouiiii'il In Ihe Italian press on .So umber I. Tlii-H- never has been u dec laratlon "f wa between Italy and tier iiiiny. although such declarations cvist between Italy and three eif Germany's allli". Austria. Tutkev and llulgarla. Ileports that Italy and Austria might iiuently a llniatiil In, omc. ' All of a sudden I faced a condition which none of us dared to think likely to confront u- In our own day Over night our woik assumeil proportions we had never dreamed of Wouneled sol illei e-aine rrowillng back from the hupplles their ni-eil is lmmeillalel np't by these mobile depots On my last trip to the front I counted lii one "f these mobile depots ami different kinds of articles, costly and rare medicaments, ilrcsslngs, fresh linen, refreshing drinks. also simple tilings like canes, sllppeis inn s I itinv i , ,, 'if. , ... , ... front The military hospitals were rilled ' and playing cards and other games . . . . ., ,.. it 1,1,-1, f Ve toll, 1l Inv In lite uitlrl .r almost before we knew it and thousands of other wounded men had to be taken care of Tills duty fell upon our shoul ders and ours alone. So we Improvised hospitals in cities, using for this pur pose public buildings, schoolhouses. bar tacks ami private homes These were all, of e-ourse, put at our dlpoKil free of cost. We finished them and organized the medical stuffs. You may get ah idea of the magnitude of our task from the fact that at times we hail as many as ns.ijno beds In these Impiovlseil Ited Cross hospitals, irarHlr of nrse. which give so tittle It Joy tn the soldiers in -the hospitals These mobile depots also keep on le-pleulshing the flxe-d mn- teilal depots which we have estnbllshiil at Important ra Iruad centres near ih from l-'roin these flve-d elepots paaslng hospital tiains and trams conveying; the sick and wounded, whlili are often Im provised, are supplied with dressings, medicaments and other necessities. "Two lieel e'loss phisle-laus have also designed special sanitary motor ttucl, outfits, which ioust of three trucks, each ni.e containing a carefully selected assortment of sanitary mateilal. These (hale been wonilei fully designed There !i lit. tee f.ir ... u. 1 1, 1 . . .....I .t.i 'ILTZJZ ;'vs in its place The ,n..de rVmlnd, in iiiiJiii .i,jii.., j wu,..,..... - , . one- or a wan lo be itunk. in. better still purposes, but how and where to get the i . i, , V, .i , , i .L Ml- r.. Ihere were , '". 1 '"ndensed llospl ,tnck lnom r .fss n l niirs.-- obehad. ) I I'"'" 'bev Mrtuall, a.e. No essential n view of the thousands of wounded " although the . ec,irernenls of bank, be bt ought to FIGHTING HEAYY ON RIGA LINE whose condition rcipillcd immediate ami careful attention their number was ap- , palllngly lliadeuuate We orgHlilfil special touises for nurses and wnnn-n and girls of all classes voluntarily rushed to e-iulp themsehes for their task of niercv Meanwhile we did th" tiest we could, but It was not the best that should have been elone Lack o' prep.etatloii and foresiglit took Its awful , loll in surteilng, Infection and prevent able death. It Is better nm to think of tliohe call d,is of tiial, except to elrawi tlie lesson the efroni. "Thanks to the splendid tepnns.. which the nation gave espcciallv tin-1 womenconditions gradually liiiproced After a while we managed to supply voluntai nurses for all our hospital" and home for tin- convalescent With , the single exception of the sanitary pe r sniiiiel placed at our disposal by the' armv we hale availed ouisehes almost make a sipeiate pe.ei e .e ml Italy might 1 ecluse! of tlie services of women These sanltaiy truck outfits are sta tioned at (he terminals of the lallroail nearest lo Ihe balllefronl. With the eon- tents of on of these Ihtee truck outfits a common freight tialn of fifty box cars ran In a short lime be transformed Into a well appointed hospital train. Besides medical and sutflral sppaiatus. they contain tots, stretchetf, covers, pillows, crutches, Ac. When a fielght tialu has thus been transformed Into a provisional hospital train the three truck outfit Is loaded on It at Its rear, and as soon as the train Is filled with sick and wounded ll Is rushed back to Die nearest connec tions with an available regular hospital train. When this Is done the motor trucks ,nre separated from the train, their contents repacked shipshape, so thai the outfit can Immediately be sent back lo Ihe terminal near the front, while the now empty box cars can be loaded with ammunition or food or used otherwise Independently. And the piocess s repealed over and oei. "While visiting last summer at the Gsllcliin ft out I saw our poor soldlets. who had been inarching for hours in the scoi dilng heat, Just dying for n cooling drink or else for a cup of coffee. Koretd marches do not permit or niucn rest or catering to the needs of Ihe troops. They simply have to get to it certain place as quickly as possible. Thete Is not ex en lime to look out for the sick. Seeing how much human suf fering resulted from this, I orguulied mobile lefreshment stations, which, pio vldvd with poi table Kitchens and ac cessories, were placed at street crossings and other points along the mute of the marching hi my. Our piesetire there was the occasion fot a few minutes of blessed rest, iluilng which Ihe weary marcheis were refreshed. A similar service was organized cov ering all the Important rallioad station.) throughout the Dual Mnuutchy. Truths cat tying soldiers to the front or bring ing back wounded men stop at these stations and the men aiu setceel with socii. sandwiches, buttered bread, choco lates, clgatettes, and so on. Young ladles belonging to the best families In the mouurchy rtiiow pluck and devotion In keeping up lhl service both day unit night. "In addition to the anitaty organi zation and to the tefieshment seivlce I have been describing we have niganlzed several other departments, which aie dolns excellent wurk. Among toon are the news department, which searches out Intelligence of prisoners and Informs tht-il families. This department has ulso tlie privilege of making Inquiries hy telegraph about soldiers at the front who have glTcn no sign of life for a Ion pc-ilod of time. In onler to allay the uiixioui suspense of their relatives, An cjther department takes charge, of loric sjiondence between the prisoners and their families, and with the assistance of tlie Swiss !td Cross manages to rend money ordeis to prisoneis of war. Thus we have reached a point where the admirable work of our volunteers and the efficiency ef our organization has effaced the last trace of the night mare of our early ela", wthtn we knew men were dying for lack of an adequate Large I2m, cloth, SI 50 net, ettllthm THE BOBBS-MERRILL CO. pukum national tuganizatlon, and we e cm polled to build up our oiganu.c n hi nt the spine time lalsing tin- 'mn. do so. "When the wri ow i the work o; reorganizing oui Hi d Cross w ,1 S n Then we will have lo sla i mtMii j'-. for the futute and appliiig l, l-snr of tills wur. I have derided to clemt my entire life to this woik The idea have In mltiil Is lo form skleto- i gunlzallons with trained iwpk win nt a moment's notice lie taken fni their e-lvlllati occupations "The first tlilnu to do w r , f. together our c-xpeiieiucd pc-i- it)',' rre and women. It would not do. I' cw to keep them Idle, so the most ,. V. tiling for the Ited Cross ti de ,1 tn found a number of houpda's f r cs medical and sin gi'-al servi, i' I . h pltals Will be the eenttes tm i.i tied r footing skeleton org.inizaliot - "Then we will lime tu on f.e-s or membership lo a laiae e-Mei.t . the war we have eiuadrupled t nil ,ke of our membeis, but that s! I , enough Not counting ti"' ex.-e-iui ture of our new war branches tltmugl ml th' cotintrv. tlie Vienna Central I mn et" of the' Aiisttlati Ited Cross ms xttt' i far about nftien irill.on krore i! fiOO.OOOI. This money calm- n dart: the last eighteen month" t. the fc -i dcmutlons. much of It from the rn,'f' Rtutes. which I heieb. gateful. e knowledge. We alo tcfi-lceel ipunt 'l of sanitary material from nier ,e, a coiuslderlnc thut somo nf the aitflev 4 h gotten only with dlflie-ulty m l urii' or not at all. the Amere an a f- ' crttalnly a lirecloiis Ikioii Ij c. i saffr Ins soldiers. "We have oigan'zed u'o -n I dcpaltment which s A' ,g ' recommeiidatloiis rm' toe fu' i" J on the leesons of the pieseit v ,er Intend nUo to keep our c-ir.il deta in Vienna fully Hoc kid with sin . all kinds, so as not to be pla e, ,- tv distressing situation In wlr-h w- ' u outselves at the outbreak of the w ir ' short, we are going I" orgaum f members, and make our lied Cro- f clent Hi tune of peace Till at t . ,.. ..i.a..!.i .1 . tf American pc-opie envum part " Tfc-Hi GEN. VON MENGES DEAD. Third tierniMii CiiminMiiiler mi Hull nf ll Mimic W ei'U. IlKiti.is' vis leind'in. March eieatli was aiiuaiincesl lure t Gen. von Mtnges of Wu. rtti-rtii succumbed to heart disease Tills l the thlnl death o, General to be aliiioiiinisl wit , The others, both of whom fell are l.leut -Gen, l-Muaid im ' Itavatian iirniv send Majm-'o on Isittererof Wnel He.nbi i a withdraw ftoni the cotitllit weie set at lest ley tne oilleial aniiouiicetnent of Italy's adherence to the entente agiee nii'iil )m-iissioii of Italy's attitude was in-e-te.esiil hy her appal ent abaiidonmeut nl .Mniiiiuigio and the ports of liulclgno and luiia.zo. In order to make up fot the shortage in nrofessional nurses. They gave so good an account of themselves and proved so reliable In any emergency so ilependabl lu spite of tlie hardships tin J under. ,( n.,e i li a e l, ,iiu, of our larire liospl. , tals. ' accommodating l.fifli) elangeiousl evoundeil soldn-ls, there is not a person TRADE iXOWS TO U. S. BOTTOMS Increase- I South i American TnnnHurr t inerlcuie lluanless. In Commenting on the Incn-asc nf Ameri can tonnage in the South American trade, an American shipping man sulci yesteiday that fotelgn on lied vessels which formerly did lie-ally all the- trans portation between the Tinted State-s and South Allie-tlea wile- gradually ellsap peat Ing, and that now "n per cent, of the trade is cuirleil In Aini-ilcan, lira zillau and Argentine bottoms ; about 1.1 pe-r cent, belongs to neutral countries and If, per cent, to the nations, at war, ex cept Germany. Thus, the shipping man said, natuial enrnlltloiiH were autielp itlllg til" pnsl Hon outllniil in the Alexander shipping bill, BANKER SEES LONGER WAR. John I. Harris na Hcoiiomlc f'on Ultieili In lii-rmiiii) Is lieinil. .Iniiil I II.iiiis. banket, of if, WalS slive-t, wlio art1 veil ) e-ste relay by the Ann-ill an Inn i SI liul, said that tlie Gel-man e.-eiiion. situation, being fairly satlsf.i' to, una pioliitigatinii of the war and Hit' f ' li-riuaiiy was siic-c-essful we weiuiil ue llie next i-olllltl to fl-cl the heil of I'liisMap militarism. ... IhiRl.inil, in said, was iiriiiiM-tl, I-'fancc-supc-rli and Kussla I'roiu liow em 'Siculel be eminently satisfactory tn her AfllM. llnsslniis Itepurt Arllllerj ctlvlt siorm Trrnrh. naniirl Germans, yoecial Cable Dtepalch to Tin: Sl. f.o!.-poK, March H V'''-''w,'li artillery artlvltv on the Htga sector of the east ern fteiiit is repot lid by the Itusslan War Olllce hl'a stiiti-inont Isittieil to-day. The statement follows Thetv has been heavy lighting south-w-.bt-of 'Lake Habit", 'on the Hlga ftont. On a sector of till" front one of our detachmciiti entiled an enemy tiendi. bayoneted Ihe escupants anil retuined wlti'.oUt los'fc. Southeast of the village of I'oelka nilwj and cm tlie middle Strjp.i sector of Gallcla our patrols cuntlnile their operations with success against enemy posts and have made further pi ogre ss. In the Caucasus our troops continue to fori e back tlie Tiltks. The German statement Issued to-day says On the Inilester and on Hie lies niuraiiUii ftpul Ituiuilaii atla'lis hae been repul"i;rt. SHARE CONTRABAND DELAYED, The Colin de-spatch .ix nothing eon- ci-.nliig the status of ,e (Talis lurthei southeast of the frontier, where Sciuism fone" last month were leported m Iter III! desvatelies to h.iac mule lie-ailwa against the llrillsh On I'lhruary Coiistiintinople iitlMces said tlie rebels had token, besides Soltum, also Siva, the most westetly Kgyptian oasis, mil) j twenty days march from tlie Nile Val ley, anil Said llerud. Itee-e-iit ilesp.iicliis gave the impression that it is in tilts. region that Senussj toice? tire now con-1 centiatlng Iheli effoits against thi llrltlsh. ADMIRAL TIRPITZ ILL, With (ioviTiiincnf.s He,, iri'lll'l' A 1)011 1 Wnr. A. Msi nun ji. March 11 As iliness of Ailm.ral vnu Tiiplu, tin ACTIVE ON DUTCH FRONTIER. ' l.erntnns tiiirrlsnnliiu Vllinj TimVii and I nrrensl im l-'nrres, Amstkiiiiam. via London. Match ll Information rciiclnug Atiisteiil.ini sho-.vs that Germany Is tightening Its grip almu Ihe Holland frontier Many Gentian places that never be-fon, had a gairimn Hie now being pioiiioted to b. kiiiiI-i.Ii j towns. Gelili-iti, Ihiimeiicli ami lloi-holi aie being gaillsoiied. In other towns like Ch-ves, which have- long been garn son towns, tlie coiitlngeiiis of Irniips hi,V(. been gieatly Incieased. Soldleis In the Dutch aim.v whose ! families live In i lit mini bm dm- pl.ireH ui , In any other towns in Oeimuny aie no i longer permitted to visit their relatives. This onler lias been In force fot two months.. llrltaln sflr l-curUlr tines .No j I'nrlher, tearing ( Hne-ellat Ion, LosnoS, March II. The value, of the Hcctirtties Vel7.ed' tiy the Hntlsli ail ihorllles from the . steamship Nooidam nt l-aimouin is ,um,iii .ihh.ihii,, nun It is .be-lli'Vejd that thosei, liilieo from the lldtterilam wilf amount to about Ihe saiiie.-llgure In view of the many sMzures of securities.-bv the, Hiitlsli rrcqntly, suriirlfle ks expiessed In ' tlnanclal circles that 'the Government eloel hot (ilace eei-mltles on the list of absolute contraband, The nVlninn Is advanced that tlie Govern nieiil hesitate, to do co heeuusi.1 of a piojef tet.1 plau,.iinojig Aim-rli'iiu Inves ting t ctiipn(hf lt)ilH 'ale shipped lo lu'ive .(.'tfi "nefiotl i .bomb, cuucelltd by :nsnt0tii(mDilainu.priKdlitia'.aM tti ieplee Ihrfn by Bcrtji. V BUTTER CARDS TN BERLIN. same Mtiem Mnf lie I ed for tlrat lllstrllinll Hhlil.lN, via London, .March It - Mote rigid rules governing food ilNti iLittlem have been Instituted this week by the extension of the mid system to eeiver buller. Hereafter butter cards will be Issued on tho basis nf a virtual gu.ii nntee to evory card hohler tti a iiiar tor of a pound wcckl It Is roii-shadow ed that llieie will soon lie meat ililil.s Ihioughniit Ihe em pire sii'-li as weie iuli odiii-i-il in llivana lUHt week, The ailllioiitles Hud the ivirel system lliiillgli lltilllpeli-el by u-i tape, the best method of insurltig eijuiil dls trlbutlon to all. i In attendance who was n proressloii.il I nurse at Hie outbreak of th" war I No one in the service of tlie Austrian 1 f.ct rrnss hospital receives any pay nil j xtnri ion nnritnitr Hie gentlemen In charge of administra- r li7iJTCCtiL.ln lC 1 UmiO' inf dtitle vviil a" civilian pnysician" I imii nuises work voluntarily and gr.itiut- niisly Tlie only e-xci-pllnn" are the mod- leal 'olllers of Hie army, who naturally (il'l'IIUIII Stllti" I liSMlt isf ll'tl draw their regular pu whether serving , In ilie Held or ill our hospitals i "Hut let me tell you. as briefly a" po" i slide, of other things than hospital wor.N. In the midst of the war our task Ini" I crown and expanded To begin with there Is a lied Cross delegate Willi each 'of our aim corps It Is his duty to teslllt of eibseive, to suggest impinvements and Mill- Klve us new ideas. in ine nisi niijiieiii. ..t ,1... ... .- iiri.ti n !, I mnlille imili.rl.il Islet- of Marine, i.iianicllor von llclh- j ()l aM ., 1.,.ht,1, nf lhl. reconimeiiela. niaiin-llollweg has u-turueil liom Hie Unnn of our delegate", geneial lic-ailiiliii ti ls, iic'i-oidlng to Gi'i- "Ilefore hpeaklug of these mobile ma man newspapeis The' papers add that , p.nal depots 1 want to mention tli.it Hie illness ot Admii.il von Tliiiilz at (Ins nheti war broke nut I at once on my tnue lias caused a seiisatiuu In both rwu respouslbllily gave onlers to buy e .villan and olllclal cii'iic" In Gennany. irrnr.-ncloiis qu.iulIlK i of medical and It is st.iti-l that the Coiiiiiilllie on faultat supplies, In a few wce-ks our I'liteigli A ti .1 1 1 r- of the German '-'-'eiil I Stales will meet to-liiollow witli thel llavarlan liemiei as president Since neulier litissn nor chain ellor von' lletliiiiaiin-l lollweg Is repicscuted on the' i-oiiiin.l tee tile iiuetltii; Is I e-crillileil its' significant. Co-nig Hi i iihiiiil. wilting in the ToislM'ie cituiltl, asset I h lll.lt tile di is on ol this c niuuiittcn to hold a meet ing al the pi cent time is re-gaitlcd un a siun that tin- i;eim. in states an- ills, satlsllcil wltli Hie pteseiii lonilltlnn of affalis conccinlng tin- war He also Intimates laat one leasnii for the meet Ilit! is Hie ileslrn of tin- committee for a roniVtcnce with Ur. on llethmann llollweg mi toieigu iiffairs, iniiuillng the dlllli'iiltles w-llli tlie l'iiii-l States, Heir lleruliaiil' sa.vs llie (leriiian people nie kept In the dirk regarding loiiign ii'laus mid cxprii'M-s the oplnlnu that this ntli ence on the pan of the i iov e-i nnieiil must lie leniove-il GERMANS AT TREBIZ0ND. Cruiser (ioelien linnris lien anil I.IIIIM til tllIO. Iliissliins, Loniion, .Match II. 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