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Stm.'. WEATH1 Partly cloudy to-day and probably to morrow, continuing warm. HiliMt ttraptntur ytsttrdar, to lowest, 71. Detailed weather, man and marina reporta on pag a 7. IT SHINES FOR ALL VOL. LXXXni. NO. 342. NEW YORK, MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1916. Copyright, Itlfl, by tAe Sun Prtntlnp and Publishing AtteelaHon. ONE CENT In flrrater Nw York, Jersey City and Newark. J Blaewher TWO CENTS, agist RUSSIANS TAKE SIX VILLAGES; CROSS SERETH House to House Battle Is Fought Before Foes Are Driven Out. HOLD POSITIONS ON CONNECTING BIDOES Germans Take Offensive on West Side of the Stokhod. 'GAINS CLAIMED FOR KAISER'S NEW ARMY $00 Teutons Captured in Engagements Along the Sereth. loXBON, Aa . Russian force rsastna; th Rlvrs Sarath and araberka 4ar (oak alz village from, the Au Maaa la daaparata house to' house MMlaa; and consolidated their position ay taking: the entire ride which con Met (be at towns, according to the effldal annotmeament from the Petro crad War Office. The Oerman War Ofloa admits that the Ruaalane eetab listed thmlvs on the writ bink of Cke Sereth. The battle waa one of the hardrat tlat hta been fought on the eastern front. The Teutona ottered obetlnata resistance all dajr for the vtltagea and heights, the Russians state, and when they were dislodged after a dogged re treat from building to building their funs took up the work and to-night are bombarding the position. Zvyln. Itatlache, Tchlitopady. Meldslgory. Onl- dava ana zaivoce are the towns occu pied. Von Hlndenburg Is rapidly reenforclng hl linen along the fltokhod, according to despatches from Petrodgrad. Htan ley Washburn; the correspOadint'iOf tfte Time on the Russian rset,''.eey;l be lieves mree new oiviaeoivs, on. 01 mem from Franc. mmWMk' rous effort thl. men to upposrdly within a week. ek. The proporflon'of der? mana to Austrlana la increaalng notably. The losses of the Auatro-Oerman armies are heavy, he asserts. Prisoners taken by the Russians say' the Oerman rrMrves, are already consumed, and add that stores and heavy guns are' being re moved from Kovel.. The Germans assumed the offensive routh of Delatln, which la In the region contested by the same commanders aa the Sereth, but the outcome la In doubt. Tke Oerman announcement aaya suc crinti were scored, the Russians. assart the enemy was brought to a stop by the artillery. In the Kovel sector the Russian apparently suffered a reverse. Berlin announces that they wars driven .from their last foothold on the wejjL-aUe of the Stokhod, where the OennaaV forces have taken up a position on the heights which so far ties proved Impregnable. In the fighting aloe the Berwth the Russian official statesmen t asserts that E.fiOO men were captured Friday and Saturday, besides several machine guna and trench bomb throwers. Tha correspondent of the rests ac cuses the Oerman airmen of a campaign to murder civilians and tba wounded be hind the Russian-11 nee. H aaya tha Oerman machines fly aa law ad possible, pouring machine' gun flrvlnto tha stricken populace. Eleven were killed and forty wounded In this manner on August I. Hospitals are bombarded from tha sir dally, he says, with the result that many are killed and wounded. He asserts a Oerman airmail' two days ago attacked an unprotected column of ambulances In open country, tha avia tor's machine gun killing twenty of ths wounded in the vehicle. There' is no possibility of mistaking ambulances for transport wagons, he adda, for the rea son that the ambulances are covered with canvas. GERMANS ON OFFENSIVE. New Army of Hladeabar Checks Advance a a Kavel. London, Aug. 6. Since the loss of Brody by the Austrian and the sue cessful operations of the Russians against the Germans, which resulted In their xalnlna- the whole of the line along the Stokhod, the situation on Gen. Bru- siiori'a front has remained virtually un altered. The Russians have by no means lost control of the Initiative, but another wave of most energetic Oerman resis tance has net In nnd the newlv orcantxed German army, which Is composed of all available reserves and fresh recruits, hait undertaken the task of changing Its tactlcH from passive resistance to a most actle counter offensive. l'lcl.l Marshal von Hlndenburg'a per sonal direction of the operations In this IH'l Is quite apparent, but It Is not th UKht possible by the Russian observ ers tlmt lie can more than temporarily check the advance of the. Russian forces upon Km 1 1. Meantime, the Russians, by gaining rontrol of the northern Dart of the Stok' hod, where it crnm the Plnsk marshes, "firliigiy have eliminated effectively all "n.Kir of further flank attacks by the nans and are njw In n position to continue their progress along the direct rninf-n to Kovel without fear of the pos- fii.ic enclrrlinic of inelr right wing. The Austrian, concentrating; on the rtm.N to Lrmberg, are endeavoring to I'"'"! their opponents in. the region of Ihe Sereth. a few miles southwest of nrr.iy The Uussluns have already 'cored minor succesaee In this contlnua t;on of the Broily b.ttle, but the strong Aimrlnn defence leaves the outcome In nouht . h extreme southern flank of .the Aiinrlnn forces under (ten. Pflanxer. ahlch were so badly shattered after the fall n; Ciernowlts, have brought about a partial reorganisation and are making nw atttck upon the left wing of aen oruilloff's forces In the reslnn south' of Kuty. ' This attack, however, I 9 Xif Fa BARON WIMBORNE IS IRISH VICEROY AGAIN Efforts to Work Out New Gov ernment System Believed to Be Dropped. latino, Aug. . Baron Wlmborne haa been reappointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, It was announced to-night. The home rule plan drafted by David Lloyd Oeorge, which was rejected by Irish leaders In Parliament, provided for the appointment of' "a new Lord Lieu tenant" aa a preliminary step In the adoption of the new arrangement. The resumption of the poet 'by Baron Wlm borne la taken as an Indication that the efforts of the Government to work out a new system of government for Ireland have been abandoned. One of the first disclosures of the In vestigation which followed the sup pression of the Sinn Fein rebellion was that "castle rule" had utterly broken down In Ireland. Baron Wlmborne, who had resigned his post, was exonerated. He made the assertion before the In vestigating commission that hid powers had been usurped completely by the Chief Secretary and tha Under Secre tary, and that while he had been aware of tha growing danger and had warned the Home Office and War. Office, he had been stripped of power so thoroughly that there waa nothing he could, do. The announcement of the appointment to-night was something of a surprise be cause aa tat aa July 29 Lloyd George said he did not despair of a settlement Baron' Wlmborne was born in 1173. Hs la second, of the line, having suc ceeded his father In 1114. He Is a. cousin of Winston's. Churchill. .He won dis tinction In tha Boer war and Is. known In America as the sportsman who hrouerht tha nolo team here, which la- captured 'the International trophy In the year he acceeded to we title. Me resigned as Lord Lieutenant May 10. following the resignation of Augus tine Blrrell, Chief Secretary. TO SPLIT HUNGARY'S ARMY FROM AUSTRIA Plan Sought by Cdunt Karolyi So. Budapest May Sue for Peace. 'sect! Gaels 4iltk is Tas tea. Lewnow, Atsg. i. Count Karolyi. a to kaaiM taii' OnsMsstttan narty. will L ??!iVIn SX SST rZZ nuns M mvmmm.mv u sue for a separate peace, according to ,. -i..).. iiu.. iawI.v frnin tha Morning Poet's correspondent In Buda- .. . . ..... The Pesfi jvopio assert mat solely to the eelf-sacrlflclng bravery or the Hungarians that Austria has not been entirely crushed. "The Austrlana. the newspaper says, "have not done aa much for 'the 'monarchy or Itaelf In the last four centuries, as the Hungarian army has done In the last two yeara." Tha correspondent adds that Parlia ment reassembles August t. when Count Karolyi will open- a debate op the sub ject of a separate Hungarian army. "The crux or tna wnoie movement tha question of peace," ear th Mr" respondent "Without a separate army nothing can be done, whereas with one Hungary not only can make peace, but also can gat the upper hand of Austria. "In Hungary It la reausea mere nothing to gain and everything to lose by a continuation of hostilities, and the Question how Is whether to lose every thing or try to sav"" something. Tha Opposition, under Karolyi. knows, as everybody in the country; knows, al though nobody dares to say It that Hun gary cannot continue the war Indefi nitely. Another year of the war. will aaa tha whole nation atarved and bank rupt and nearly all its men mum. or cripples.' "Every one also knowa tna Entente Powers 'are determined to go on for years if necessary, and will talk peace only when Germany is on. her knees suing for It. They believe Germany, too, can go on for years, but the monarchy cannot and they believe Germany win press the monarchy not to desert her. They know Austria will be a ready vassal to Oermany and accede to' Ger man wishes even at a price which Hun gary cannot pay even If It means the aacrflce of the whole Hungarian nation. TTll is wnat tne Hungarian upponi tlon wishes to avoid and It urges there for that It la absolutely necessary that tha nation command Its own military forces and withdraw them whenever the Hungarian nation sees nt, rather than, when the Austrian military party thinks auch a step desirable." HOPELESSLY ILL, 18 A SUICIDE. Invalid's Father Arrrsted for Hav ing a Pistol In His House. Brooding over Illness and over his Inability to obtain admittance to n hospital; Willi -m Rellly, 17. killed him self with his father's revolver In his home, at 761 Elton avenue, yesterday. His father, Harry Rellly. a bartendei, waa arrested, charged with violating the Hulllvan law In kenplng the pistol In His house'. Michael Rattone. (7, who said he was an actor ard lived at s Avenue t, swallowed bichloride of mercury In thu LHronx Park botanical gardens yester day, after writing a nnts a young woman with whom he was in love. IU wss removed to Fordham Hospital a prisoner. AGREED ON VON HINDENBUKd. Kalaer aad Bsnperor Arranged New Slaves oa Kaalarn Froat. Bcrlin, by wireless to Bayvllls, Aug. 6. The text of the official announce ment from army headquarters, recently Issued, telling of the appointment if Field Marshal von Hlndonburg to lh chief command on the eastern front Is as follows: "During the repent visit of 'the Em pernr to the eastern front nd with thi agreement of Kmperor Francis Joseph a new arrangement for the command has been. established, according with the new situation created by the- Russian of fensive. Several allied army groups have been put under the chief command of" Field' Marshal voti .Hlndenburg i for UAlform employsMnt" Lansing to attack foreign problems Return To-day Expected See Quick Action to End Criticisms. to LUSITANIA OFFER WAITS Mall Seizures, Blacklist and Carranza Noto Will Keep Secretary Busy. Washimqton, Aug. . It Is under stood here that the return of Secretary Lansing to the State Department, to morrow I to be the signal for Important developments affecting the International problems now confronting the United States. The Administration Intends to use the time between now and election In vigor ous efforts to eliminate some of the growing criticism aimed ,at President Wilson and his foreign policy. Matters which have been permitted to drag along from month to month may' be decided In order to offset the criticism of Inaction, and particular attention will be devoted to Mexico, the blockade of oreat Britain and the Oerman altuatlon. The German altuatlon resolves Itself primarily.,, so far as the Administration fa concerned. Into settling the Lualtanta case by obtaining that "strict accounta bility" which President Wilson warned Germany he would demand If American lives were sacrificed on the high aeaa. Though not generally known. It Is a fact that Secretary Lansing haa In his desk a definite promise' from the Ger man Government to make amends to tha United States along lines Indicated In the statement which Count von Bernstorff, the German Ambassador, handed the-Secretary f-Stat on Feb ruary 10 last This statement la In tha form of a proposed agreement to settle tne case, it is indorsed by the Berlin Foreign Office, but so far has not been formally accepted by this 'Government y All Readr for Slgalaig. Secretary Lansing's last word to Count von Bernstorff on the matter waa that 'It appeared to be satisfactory." Later Mr. Lansing said this Government was holding up the agreement until It ascertained whether. Germany's nledea to discontinue old methods of submarine warrara waa to be kept Now that thla pledge haa apparently been kept, Count von Bernstorff Is un derstood to sea no reason why tha United Btatoe withholds signing the agreement It Is known that the Ger tnan Ambassador -has on several occa sions, refreshed Mr. Lentensa memory; on the-faet that the agreement waa now only awaltlar bis- signature. .nmm oven-sn open sw-im'-amofig taa President's. political friends that ' this so-called lied Settlement of th Lutltania case In such form that I he can maka It effective at any given moment when he believes It effect on the'oountry will be most favorable. It la regarded by many aa the logical means of obtaining another "diplomatic victor)- and demon strating to the country that Germany haa been held to "strict accountability" after-all. But officials of the State Department who have seen th document are' -disturbed by certain Heme of the agreement hnd fear that the Republicans might make even mora political capital out of them than they can make out of tha present statue of tha case. An ideal alt uatlon from tha Administration's view point would be to announce that the agreement had been reached and with hold details until aftar election. I The dealls of the argeement ahow, primarily, that Oermanr haa aereed to give "strict accountability" In cash for every. American man. woman and child lost on the Lualtanla. The price per man Is approximately $6,000, with a lesser sum for each American woman and a still smaller amount for Jeeh child. Tha rata, per man, woman and child, was th subject of long discussion. Ther Is no longer any difference of opinion between the Berlin Foreign Of fice ana tne Administration over the amount which Germany should pay. Fear 'Pablle Oplaloa. Though transactions of this nature are not regarded as uncommon by State De partment officials, there Is nevertheless a fear that tha effect of permitting 'Ger many to square accounts for a stipulated price on American lives will not be favorably received In this country. Com ing In the midst of the campaign. It might create a very unfavorable Im presslon. It Is feared, and for this rea son there may be considerable further consideration before the settlement Is signed and made public. Secretary Lan sing's judgment on this score will go a long way toward deciding the President's action. With respect to the outstanding con troversies with Oreat Britain, Secretary Lansing will first consider way and means of prevailing upon the British Government to pay some attention to the constantly growing list of so-called American demand. The American blacklist and the mall selsures controversies are the. twp out standing features now most proml nently before the public's notice. It Is unlikely that the mass of previous esses which this Government has vainly brought to Great Britain's attention will be resurrected. The blacklist' case Is regarded as so weak legally that Mr. Lansing probably will be averse to press ing It, but there remain the mall sen urea controversy, which permits plenty of verbal fireworks from this Govern ment and also the satisfaction of having a real popular Issue or an Issue that can be made to appear popular. The question of the, Inviolability of Ameri can malls Is regarded by the Adminis tration as one that the average cltlsen la acutely Interested In. Mr. Lansing will find upon his return that the reply of the British Government Continued 'on Fourth Page. 'IMPORTANT NOTICE! Because of the grave shortage of paper in this country, copies of The Sun, morning and Sunday, and of The Evening Sun, are now non-returnable from newsdealers, along with the Times, the World, the American and the Tribune. . To make sure of getting your copy of The Sun, every morning, every evening and every Sunday, do not fail to leave a standing order with your newsdealer. FIRE IN "THE SUN" BUILDING DAMAGES FIVE PRESSES "Evening Mail" Extends Use. of Its Machines So Thar the Current Edition of This Paper Gould "fie Published. Fir started from an unknown can last night In. the pressroom of Ths Sum. Before It was extinguished by tha Fir Department the five presses had been damaged slightly and the water had flooded the paper storeroom. Although the damage was not consid erable, immediate repair' of the presses was Impossible, andthe current edition of Tna Run was run off on the presses of the Evening Matt, through the cour tesy of the management of that paper. BURGLAR IS SHOT . ON ASTOR ESTATE New Yorker Dying of Wounds Suffered Fleeing: Dutchess Detectives. PouoHxaarsia, Aug. I. A man who says he la Fred Cramer, II year otd, of New' York. Is .dying In Vassar Hospital to-night of wounda suffered In flight from two local detectlvea. a chase which led across the northern end of Vincent Astor's estate at Fernellff' early to-day. The fight with the detective began when they found Cramer laden with burglar' tools and he started to run when they examined a bag which he carried. The' police assert he le a mem ber of a band that haa entered the Dutchess county homes of many wealthy New York families during the Isst six months. To-night Cramer admitted he had three accomplices, but he refused teal give any runner inrormation. Detectlvea M. T. Baumbuetth and James Downing of the Sheriff's staff have been watching the highways of northern Dutchess county for the laat three nights. A few days ago a mask, a pair of rubber soled shoes and a bicycle were found In the weeda and the detectlvea were guarding ths spot. expecting tha owner to claim them. Loft a Trail ! Bloat. Jast before sunrise to-day Cramer, carrying a bag, cam along. The detec tive stopped him and started to examine Ma grip, Hs ran and they opened fire. Through th woods Terkalf mile tne "".? emun.uww: flSTE"! eluded hi pursuers. A call for en forcement waa sent to- tna onerura office In Poughkeepel. and Sheriff Conk lln. Under Blierlff Brlggs and half a dosen dJbutles hurried up. They closed In on tha spot where the fugitive waa believed to be In hiding, and finally round a trail or oiooa mat hv rntlnwMl. 'Prmmer waa lvlnar un conscious under a bush. Four bullets' had entered his body. A flash lamp, a Jimmy, and a mask were foand near. In the grip which he carried when held up were found, sandwiches, several keys, pliers, a pistol, candles, a. rope and other thing. tolea Property IdaatlSad. The bicycle which the police found In' the woods a .few days ago was to-day Identified aa one which was stolen At the William Starr Miller place nearly a week ago. The blanket which' covered the bicycle' was from the same place. Most' of the wealthy residents of that section of the county have engaged spe cial police to help guard their' homes. Within the laat week the home of Will iam Starr Millar and Henry a Mont gomery at Rhlnebeck and Mr. Margaret Chandler Aldrich at Barrytown have been entered.' At the Miller place about 1 1.000 worth of silverware was takei. Little of value waa taken at the other places. ' About ten daya ago the home of Mrs. Thomas I. Howard,, niece of Mrs. Fred erick W. Vanderbllt. at Hyde Park, was entered. Mrs. Howard was awakened by the flash of a lamp In her room. She feigned' sleep aa tha burglar, who wore a mask and carried a- pistol, gath ered up her Jewelry on her 'bureau 'ten feet away. After he left the room she rang for the' servanta and. the burglar and an accomplice, who was at work on the first floor, fled. DEMA5D HANGING 01 XAISES. London Workmen Vreje Other Re prisals for Kseratlnn of Fryatt. London. Aug, 6, :I5 P. M. One of th'e' biggest' demonstrations by workmen Since the war .began took place In Trafalgar Square to-day. The great gathering demanded reprisals for the execution of Capt. Fryatt of the British steamer Brussels by the Germans In Belgium. Speakers urged the Impounding of all German property and the hanging of Kmperor William, Admiral von Tlrplts and Governor-General von Hissing of Belgium aa "common malefactors" be fore the conclusion of peace. 60,000 MORE MAY STRIKE. Barker. Metal Worker ana Other Demand Higher Waaes. The street car Ktrlke Is not going to have the. fleld to. Itself the coming week. It was reported In labor circles yesterday that barbers, metal workers, paper box makers, children' shoemakers nnd painters are about to quit work unless their demand), for higher wages or other concessions are granted. ' The total number of workers concerned Is said to be In excess of 60,000, Tha Tribune also offered Its pressroom facilities to Tmb Bun In Its emergency. Similar offers were made by tha Timet th'e World and the American. The, Amesjcan eent to Ths Sun enough white paper for to-day's Issue, the rolls being brought from the American' storeroom In Rose street. A great crowd gathered In Park Row and City Hall Park aa smoke rolled out of the basement, In clouds, and as a pre caution the building waa cleared. The firemen were handicapped In their work by the dense amoke, but soon naj the flame under control. 5 HURT AS MOTOR JUMPS EMBANKMENT Army Officer Among Those Injured in tort Hamil ton Accident. A United State army officer, three National Guardsmen and a civilian were badly hurt early yesterday when an au tomobile in which they were returning to the Fort Hamilton reservation plunged over a fifty foot embankment on th Shor road near the entrance to the army post. The Injured were Capt J. L. Gtlbreth. mustering officer In command of the casual detachment of recruits at Fort Hamilton, who received painful bruises; Thomas K. Alford, adjutant of the depot 'battalion of the Fourteenth Regiment a broken collarbone and bruises; Dr. Vic tor A. Robertson, acting surgeon of the Fourteenth Regiment minor Injuries; Henry Hull, secretary to Adjutant Al ford, broken collarbone, and Joseph Ben jamin, a salesman. It was the merest chance the five men were not' Instantly killed, aa the car slid 'over tha ateep bank and fall many feet before It finally reached the bottom, landing against tree near the water's edge. Adjt Alford waa driving, and mistak ing th turn Into the Fort Hamilton reservation, veered to the right Instead of tha left on sharp curve. It was too late to stop and tha car tor through a fsnpa'and dropped. The Injured men wra rahd tVsha Norwegian Hospital. i Kills ftt Caaaestleat Crash. WiMsTgo.Oonn., Aug. (. Homeward bound to. Torrington after an all nla-ht rids, to Brewsters, and. running at high speed, an automobile containing six Tor rington people hit a railing beside a sharp curve between Bantam and Litch field early to-day. Anrelo N. Mlcnone suffered a fractured skull, from which he dld at the csunty hospital here. Two other have Injuries not thought serious. HARDEN BOAT SINKS; 3 SAVED. Brother-la.law of F. A. Vaaderllp Haa River Mlehap. Tamttown, N. Y.. Aug. S. Edward W. Harden of North Broadway, brother-in-law of Frank A. Vanderllp, with two women guests, had a narrow escape this morning when an air tank exploded and blew a hole In Mr. Harden's boat, the Bittersweet, and caused It to sink within a few minutes. The captain of the ferry boat Flushing heard Mr. Harden's cry tor ncip ana rescued tne party with life belt. Other motor boats near by also rushed to give assistance, but the Flushing ar rived first and Mr. Harden and his guests were dragged aboard after they had been hanging to the boat for several minuter It waa a hoodoo craft. Mra. Harden and her family were cruising In It last summer and had a narrow escape when ll ran' on tha rocks In front of William Rockefeller's eststs. FISH FIRES GUN; ANGLER DIES. Mae Gets Tangled la Friend's RlSe as He Gets a Bite. Binokamton, N. V Aug. . Bruce Chase, member of a prominent Pennsyl vanla. family, was killed Instantly here to-day while fishing with Fred Brooks of Great Bend. Chase's fishing tackle became caught In the trigger of a gun held by Brooks. Chase felt a Wte, pulled on his line and exploded the rifle. JOHN D. LAUGHS IN CHURCH. His Chnrkle Lead Those of Con gtreirallon at Pastor's (imitation. Ct.rvxi.ANn. Ohio. Aug. . John D. Rockefeller couldn't keep from laughing right out In church this morning, and th congregation Joined him. Dr. J. C. Massre'of Dayton, occupying the pulpit of Rockefeller's rhtirch, de scribed henpecked husbands, nnd recited the quotation: "There's not hi n' like a weddln' to make a fellow learn h thinks she Is hlsn, and finds that he's hern." At 4 Files a.nnn Feet. Atlantic Citt, N. J Aug. . Harry Jollne. 4 years' old, of Philadelphia, qualified as the youngest aeroplane pas. aenger this evening, when he made a half hour flight over the city nt an alti tude of 2,000 feet with Aviator Kenneth Jaqulth. NITRIC ACID LETS GO; 25 GARS BURN War Plot Suspected in Second Flro in IlchiRh Valley Yards. RESIDENTS IN A PANIC Repetition of the Black Tom Disaster Is Feared as Flames Shoot Heavenward. Twenty-five' freight cars In the Clare mont grain yards' of the Lehigh Valley Railroad In Jersey City were destroyed laat night by a fire which the railroad and police authorities believe was In cendiary. They were so Impressed with this belief that descriptions of two well dressed men. supposed to be Germans or Austrian's, who were seen In the yards just after the fire started, were sent out to all police statlons'ln the city with In structions to arrest them on sight. Among the cars destroyed were two containing nitric ncld In drums, which were pulled off the pier at Black Tom after last Sunday morning's great ex plosion. The roofs of these cars had been burned off nnd It Is suspected that somebody thought the tanks were filled with picric acid, which makes great havoc when It goes off. Caases Alarm In Greenville. The destruction of these cars, which started things going last night, and the spreading of the blaxe to other cars In the yard caused more or less of n panic among residents of the Greenville sec tion, particularly those living on Gar field avenuo nearest to the railroad yards, and nearly- everybody ran Into the streets. It was generally thought that there were cara loaded with dyna mite and other high explosives In the yards, nnd folks made their minds up there was to re n repetition of Inst Hun day's big bang Many moved their household furniture out and there were prayers of thanksgiving when the fire died out without any terrifying con cussions. ' The Claremont yards are south of the Claremont station and west of the Caven Point road. Oil tank He between the yards nnd Black Tom. There were about 1,000 freight cars In the yard, maany cf which were loaded. The blase started In a merchandise car at 8 o'cl:ck. Ten minute later one of the nitric acid cars on the same track blew up with a muffled report and flames shot 300 feet In the air. The nitric acid 1 tanks In the second roofless car from Black Tom followed its example two min utes later and chunks of Iron and pieces of wood were hurled around the yards for a radius of four or five blocks. 'Karaantera Two Saapeeta. John Hayes of 44 Randolph avenue, Jersey City, who is employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad, saw the flames shoot heavenward and he ran down the tracks to give the alarm. He knew that ever since last Sunday's big blowup En gineer John Toole had had steam up In a yard locomotive ready to pull out cars or loaded frelKht In case a fire or an ex--plosion occurred. Railroad men have a way of signalling: with matches when they haven't lanterns, and Hayes didn't have either. Hayes then sighted two well dressed men walking between cars away from the scene of the Are and halted them. He asked them for matches, nnd one of them replied In broken English: "You can search me and you don't find any matches." Then both took to their heels and ran away. An alarm was sent In to the Jersey City Are department and several engines and trucks responded. However, the firemen were unable to get Into the I.elilgh Valley yards because, they say, Jersey Central Railroad men refused to permit them to string their hose across the Central's tracks. Lehigh Valley locomotives puffed up to the blaze as near as they dared and turned steam on tha burning cars, while Engineer Toole did his very best to pull cara off tracks nearest the burning rrelght cars. The fire spread to cars on three tracks nnd twenty-five cars, loaded principally with merchandise, were destroyed. The flro wasn't put out. It burned Itself'out nnd spectators on the eastern slopeH of Greetwllle hnd an anxious time of It until the flames died down. An empty naphtha tank car was with drawn from the lire xone by hand. Many men pushed it out of danger's way. The men whom Hayes encountered In the railroad yards and who hud no busi ness there were described by him as follows : No. r A man wearing n light gray suit, white hpnts and ti straw fedora hat. lie had a Charley t'huplln mus tache, No. 2 A clean shaven man wearing a blue suit and n straw hat, VON TIRPITZ'S EYES ON U. S. Soya nrrmnny Must Become Pre dominant In Flanders. Iinpon, Am,, fi. A Renter despatch from Amsterdam mys the Hamburg .VnrnrlrJifm quotes Admiral von Tlrpltx of tho German navy ns ha'ving sent the following reply to a congratulatory tele gram from a friend "May Ihe knowledge grow In our fatherland that Germanism can bo main tained nnd make lt way only If we emerge from this war In a firm position as regnritN Anglo-Americans. We shall gain this position if Germany and not England becomes predominant In Flanders." Merit Order for Prince Henry, Kkm.in, via London, Aug, "if, The Order I'onr le Merits has been con ferred upon Prince Henry of Prussia, commander of the German Baltic fleet. WHITRIDCE DENIES HE AGREED TO ARBITRATE Third Ave. Railway Head, in Scotland, Replies to P. S. G. Chairman's Charges. London, Aug. 4 sib P. M. Freder ick W. Whltrldge. president of the Third Avenue Railway Company and the Union Railway Company of New York, sent to the Associated Press to-day from Pitlochry, Scotland, a message denying that ha ever had agreed to arbitrate dif ferences with the employees of either company. "It Is not the fact" said Mr. Whlt rldge In his message, "that 1 have at any time made any such agreement aa you say the Public Service Commission charges me with having violated or for gotten." Chairman Oscar H. Straus of the Pub lic Service Commission at a hearing Fri day charged that the breaking of an ar bitration agreement by President Whlt rldge was directly responsible for the car strike. Htraus said the agreement was en tered Into In 1913. The men In Yonkers, where the strike started, were ready to arbitrate, he said, but when the ques tion arose It was, found President Whlt rldge had gone to Europe and In his absence there was no one authorised to deal with the situation. STONE SAYS 12 MEN CONTROL U.S. ROADS Defends Rlpht of 400,000 Em ployees to Strike for an Eight Hour Day. The leaders of the englnemen and trainmen's brotherhoods of American railroads addressed a crowded mass meeting of their members In the Amster dam Opera House last night. These men In tones tense with the sincerity, of their purpose declared without qualifica tion that there will be serious trouble on this country's railroads unless tin roads' officials listen to their demands for an eight hour day. There was no wild threat, no appeal to the hysteria of the moment, but Just concise, clear statement of fact after fact. "The one hundred and forty-eight rail roads of this country." said W. 8. Stone, president of the Brotherhood of Locomo. tlve Engineers, "are controlled by sixty- five directors, they In turn are under the dominance of sixteen banks nnd these sixteen banks are In the hands of three Wall street interests. These men. constituting perhaps a directing group of twelve, are ale located Jn ooa short block In wall street "These men are dictating the manner of living to 400,000 employees of the railroads, and thereby to a certain ex tent Influence the lives of 7,000,000 pe" sons dependent upon these railroad men. 'These men have a right to an eight hour day. They have the right to de cent living, to spend a reasonable part of their lives with their families. In spite of the fact that there Is a law against working a man on a railroad any more than sixteen hours a day the records of the Interstate Commerce Commission show that there were 69, 000 violations of this law last year. "That men worked from twenty to thirty hours Is usual, as ehown by the iril'IUI. HIM. II IB HUfc Uliunum v to,,. to have worked as much as forty and I fifty hours nt n stretch. "I spent twenty-five years of my llf , In a locomotive cnb nnd I know the . conditions as they exist. To keep men I on the deck of a locomotive for too long hours Isn't safe. These men are wrecks at 45. I knew this because I have seen millions of dollars of the organisation's money pass through my hands In one year to help the men whose Uvea have been dwarfed to fill the coffers of the railroads'. "You hear the rallroada cry in their publicity campaign that to grant our demands It will cost them 1100.000.000. That amount of money will be saved In the Uvea of men killed and property wrecked If the men are given decent hours." William G. Lee. president of the I uroinernooa oi jianruaa riiinicu, - dressing the meeting said that If It was honorable tho unions would accept arhl- tration before a strike was called. Dudley Field Malone aroused entnu- slasm by n scathing arraignment of tha railroads and Frank P. Walsh, former chairman of the Federal Committee on Industrial Relations, warned tne men not to accept arbitration by politically appointed men. C. M. SCHWAB HOST TO BAND. Mnslrlans From Bethlehem. Pa,. Play In Central Park. Charles M. Schwab provided it special train for the Bethlehem Steel Corpora tion band of a hundred musicians, which arrived In New York from Bethlehem. Pa..v yesterday morning. The bandsmen found n steamer chartered to take them for a rldo around New York harbor and down the bay. They Inspected the ruins of Black Tom peninsula and went down to Coney Island, returning, however, in time for a concert In Central Park at 4P.M. Ist night the musicians were Mr. Schwab's guests at a dinner at Sherry's. All of the members of the hand, witn the exception of A. M. Welngartner, the director, are employed In the steel mills. They have been playing under the same director for several years, Tneir 7ew York concert Is tho big event of their season and yesterday they gave their fourth concert here In five years. Many of the players are also members of the Symphony Orchestra maintained at Bethlehem, which gives an annual Bach festival. The programme yesterday consisted principally of military marches, which were especially well executed, Inter spersed with selections from Verdi, I-on-cavallo and Rossini. The fantalsle from Wagner's "Parsifal" was the sixth num ber. The programme, was cuniplrlrd with patriotic, airs, BARS "CHALLENGE" AS UNFIT. Prof, Egbert of Colombia) gap presses Htudent Publication. Prof. .1. (. Egbert, director of th summer school at Columbia I'nlverslly, has ordered nil placards advertising canllrii'ip, a publication started by v era! students, removed from the bulletin boards. The magazine Is held to b unfit read ing for th student. BIG STRIKE END NEAR; 2 SIDES GO JFER TO-DAY X. Y. Railways Oo. and Union Leaden in Secret Meetings With Mayor. TRANSIT DIRECTORS VOTE THIS MORNING Concessions on Both Sides May Lead to Adjustment on Other Lines. TRUCE ON THIRD AVE. IS EXPECTED NEXT Terms Said to Include tho Rilit to Organize and Higher Pay. Peart? parleys started yesterday by Mayor Mltchel and Chairman Oscar S. Straus of the Public Service Commis sion between President Theodora P. Hhents of the New York Railways Company and the leaders of the union strikers on that system gave promise last night of settling the strike on the New York Railways and lending to the adjustment of the difficulties between the strikers ana the other traction companies. All day conferences were held at the New York Max Association. Tha Mayor and Chairman Straus acted aa intermediaries and did not bring tha two opposing sides actually face to face. Nevertheless President Shonts nml William D. Mahnn, president of the International carmen's unlonand William B. Fitzgerald, his assistant, agreed "on the proposed terms of set tlement Vte to Be Taken This Mornlaif. The union men on the New York Railway and the board of director of. that company ure to vote this norn lng on the question of ratifying the terms agreed on nt the conferences yesterday. It Is expected that If peucei is obtained on the New York Railways there will be n settlement alho on tho New York nnd Querns County Rail way, on the Third Avenue Railway system nnd on the lines of the Rich mond Light nnd Power Company. So great wss the success of the Mayor and Chairman Straus that they were enabled to get both sldvs to submit their terms of peace in writing to them. It was a day of hard work and diplomacy for both the Mayor and Mr. Straus and both seemed happy when they separated last night, Mr. Straus saying heartily to the Mayor: "Mayor Mltchel, I con gratulate you upon your work' (Is, of Tentative Terms, From an unofficial source some of the terms of the tentative ,-iRreement reauhed between the union leaders nnd the repre sentatives of the railway company wera learned. It wns said that the company would agree First To the right of the carmen to organize a union. Second To permit the strikers to return to work without prejudice. Third To arratiKe a basis for the adjustment of future differences be tween the carmen and the company. On the other hand, the strikers prom ised First To waive Ihe recognition of the Amalgamated Association of Elec tric nud Street Railway Employees as such. Second Not to enforce the policy of a closed shop. Hint nf Victory for I'nlon. Messrs. Mnhon and Kitzxernld In a Joint statement which they Issued when they left the conference room In the Bar Association at 7 :.10 o'clock last evening, said . We believe that If the propositions which h.'ic been agreed to by the representatives of the company and ourselves are ratified by the board of directors and our people they will establish a very satisfactory under standing between us. There was much delight expressed on the faces of the labor leaders last night. Neither President Shonts nor James I,. Quackenbuch, attorney for the railways company, would make a statement when they left the conference at fi o'clock. Mayor Mltchel smiled as he gave out a statement. In which he said : A basis of settlement has been found nnd will he recommended by President Shonts to his board of di rectors for ratification and by the representatives of the employees for ratification by them. Strikers litre Opera Una, The. meetings nf hnih the iMiaril of di rectors of the New York Railways Com pany and of the union men are scheduled for 11 o'clock this morning, ,The union men immediately hired ihe Central Opera llutise, at Sixty-seventh street and Third avenue, for the meetliiK, nnd there a meeting was held lust night to get the union men together and to prepare them for the session this mornlnK. Despite the armistice that apparently was established the railway official of all the lines In Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens and Richmond Mopped passenger service at S o'clock last nlcht after a day of operation In which about 80 per cent, Kt Ihe normal Sunday service waa furnlshrd. The common ground on which ths two sides met Is Indicated as somewhere be tween the illiimeti Ically opposing slate ments made by reprvsrntutltrN of the company and of the union when the tight llrst hi'Kan. PrrMdcnt Mahnn and Orcanlrer Fitz gerald sild emphatically that they de manded, Hint of all, iccoKnlllon of thn union, appointment of a committee of tallway otllclajs and union men to ad Just working conditions and nn lncrag of wages ao that conductor r - ' iIT-O 3 ;f '