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THE SUN, MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1916.
I 8 GERMANS IN BITTER FIGHT FOR POZIERES Attack Again and Again to Hepain Point Anzacs Toole, but Are Hnrled Back. ALLIES GAIN TO THE EAST Artillery Duel Continues for Tliiiininont on the Ver dun Front. Incon. Aug. . The nermann ar r.thtlne for every inch of ground along U pomme. They epent to-day In furl cut and fruitless attempt to win back the Kln In front of Poller, which Iht Aniac troops and troopa of the new rmy took yesterday. Their chart's, preceded br heaVy (krillne, beat aln and again against ifc trenches which no lately were .their, tut without caln, while the counter at nek root them dear In men. On the other hind, the British further straight tntd their line by an advance) toward V.rllnpulch. eait of Poilerei. The German helled also the line be tween the Ancre Brook and the Bomme, but 'they were unable to atop a British tain In Hllh Wood. Southwest of Entrees the French Tene trated some German trenches In the course of some minor operation. The Oerrnan , announcement aaya they were repulsed In an attempted attack Just north of the Homme. The situation on the Verdun front apparently Is little chanced, although rtary fighting continue. Operation ffisulted In Increasing the ground held tj the northwest of the Thlaumont work, the French announce, adding that the Germans are shelling them vigorously In this, locality. The BerHn War 'Office report of the sfttnwon'sald desperate Infantry fight ing hd been In progreaa around Thlau mont and tuvd not ceased. The French tit report announced the Infantry fhtlng had aubsfded there. Til French also reported a alight ad Tine In Chapltra wood, where the Qer guns say there waa no Infantry righting, tot considerable 'artillery activity, a also around Fleury and Chenols. The Timet correspondent 1 at Pari writes i "The real character of the operation txcun by the French at1 Verdun Is now beyond doubt. It Is no longer a ques tion of a local counter attack, but of a Vk c:unter offensive. "This counter offensive has led to an other of the great aerie of 'battle which make up the 'war within war which ha been racing at Verdun since February. "It Is easy to exaggerate the effect of the Somme movement upon operation elsewhere. Doubtless the Russian and ricardy pressure has stopped the 'shut tling of German troop between the eat- in and western fronts, but the ma of troop under the Crown Prince I not diminished nor ha the nrtlllery been decreased to any great extent. "The Verdun front, however, no longer draws whatever fresh or rested troop the Germans may have. Division sent from Verdun to ricardy or Rucsta have tint always been replaced by men equal in fiflulnc spirit, and although they are puttinp up a good fight they are show irg a rrnwlng readtne) to surrender and desert. This li beginning to tell Its tale, ATTACK A SURPRISE. I'srls tlrnra British Advance Pnalrrra Was Brllllaat. 'I'm, Aug. 6. A despatch to La lAwrle, dntcd North of France, say : The latest British advance north of rcil?n'x wua the result of a brilliant e:fin.iv.- begun on the night of August 4-3, after an artillery preparation of (rent cHlcicy. Since the Australians captured I'osleres the enemy has not wtsed bin furious counter attack rir.'u.t the village; In the outskirts of 'ic hml succeeded In keeping ome ground. British commander resolved on ft .day to clear the village by taking the principal support of the second line of tne German defence, made up of a series of imull work extending from Bapaume road to the Thlepval road on a front of about three kilometer. "The bombardment began about day break and continued unceasingly until night, It destroyed the defences, levelled intrenchments an rendered shelter un Inhabitable. At 11 o'clock at night, the work of the artillery having been deemed sufficient, the order to attack wa paaaed along to the unlta grouped In the vll late of Posteres. While the Surrey and Kent troop pushed on in an assault against the positions on the Bapaume road, which wers taken In less than half an hour, the Australians, wlfh Sussex regiment at their left, captured. With out striking a blow, six line of trenehss northwest of Potleres. The British troops advanced through Intrenchments which had been completely destroyed and ma chine guns and defenders burned. At certain points not the slightest resistance was encountered. 'The operation, in the opinion of observers, was one of the moat brilliant since the beginning of the offensive in the Bomme and waa carried out with rapidity and certainty, which waa aided by the precision of the firs of the British batteries. "The Germans, moreover, seemed to nave been taken by surprise by this attack, on which they had evidently not Counted at mo, arlv a. date. Decided hesitation was' observed In the decision tne German commander, which re suited In delaying the bringing up of considerable reenforcements It was more than fourhoura aftar Oia British had attained their objective that counter attacks occurred, and these were easily repuuea," ANZACS HOLD FIRM. fat a Nibble, bat a Bis; Bite. Aas- trallana Desire. WlITISH HCADQl'AKTXM IN FSANCC, Auc, via London, Aug. (.Under a mercllemi concentration of shell Are the Australian are holding on to their falni to-day, after their advances last "Ifht on a front of two miles. Ths Herman already have delivered "ill", but all failed. in one of the counter attacks the , German rame forward holding up their huin Behind them the British guns Placed curtain of shell fire, through which It was Impossible for them to -urn, wnue tne Australians' macnin n und rifles, mowing them down, "ade It hopeless to continue the charge, was death whichever way they hty moved and they surrendered. I Their last previous attack having been ' "y the rlh fl.nl British the offensive by ths left flank after a -k ot oombing and sapping. Here I 2if,.."uk ' the Australians, In r '"" heal- und,r Mating sun, they nad been workliur in a continual shall digging their new trenches In the rn Deyond Posters, fa:lng the Oer n second line tranche) on ths left i ..J". br"k the British already had "i tneir previous attacks. This waa mi f u ' ' ' Im "nt positions on ths hjrh gretiM aji ,i ' w wr bornness both side could bring to bear, upon this aectlon of strong field forti fication, with deep dugouts, the British kept up a tornado of shell fire of all calibre. They smashed the defence Into, Irregular mounds of earth, which hail no semblance to trenches. Not -emly did the Herman gun re turn the compliment on the Australian front line, but kepti up curtain of fir behind It. The German managed to tick to the ruin of their fortifications, digging new cover a fast a what they had wa destroyed. Evidently the German atart had determined this ridge summit must be held at any cost. "When we go, we go," nay the Aus tralians. "We don't try for a nibble, but for a big bite of the cherry." The Oermans were surprised and even the British staff waa somewhat surorlied jyhen It was found first report wsm correct and they had taken every rod of the front which they had attacked with their usual swift 'rush. Bom (00 prisoner were started back, but even after their surrender their live were not safe, for they had to paa through the German curtain of shell fire behind the Australian, which had been main tained In Increased volume all day. With this additional front, the Britlth .now hold five mile of the former Oer- roan second line. The Australian are to-day In sight of Martlnpulch and Cour celette. This new advance, which waa at right angles to the former German first line, literally was part of a mate of German dugouts and tranche of the first line In a sharp V where the angle formed. Beyond la Thlepval on the summit1 of a hill, where the British at tack of July 1 met It heaviest tone and waa repulsed by machine runs brought out of dugouts. Now this whole section could be put tinder the enfllad' ing nre of British runs. Whenever I look at that new Oer man salient," said an officer who suf rered in the Yprea salient. "I feel avenged. Wa have never had a worse one." In the war for Position the aeneral opIhlonM that the value of this latest gain cannot be overestimated and the heavy bombardment which Is oroceed Ing In that neighborhood Indicates the Australian will have a stiff job hold Ing this new position. Universal satis faction la expressed by the British staff aU their success thus far in maintaining their gains, although German artillery concentrate in increasing teres and ar rivals of reenforcements of German In fantry continue to be reported. Never have operations been more a battle of guns than this week. Through me aaya or ine recent period, when the Brltlah were not attacking with Infan try, the shell fire has been tncreasliur. derman prisoner report heavy caiualtlea rrom tne prodigal tlr of Brltlah long range gun In villages and camp any where from the front line to five to ten miles in the -rear. RUSSIANS TAKE SIX VILLAGES BY STORM Continued from. First Pap. by small numbers of men. and military observers reem to think there Is slight hope of effecting any real chpng In the situation. KUKAfflA TO STAT OUT. Will Xot Baiter War os Allies' ilde, Balgarla Hears. RgXMN. Via London. Aur. 8 Arv-nnf Ing'to despatches from Sofia the tension created by Rumania's recent position toward the Central Powers Is rapidly subsiding, and the crisis Is considered passed. It Is generally believed here that while the Joining by Rumania nf the Entente Allies had been seriously considered, Rumania, In view of the present mill tary situation, to which the change In command on the Russian east front con trlbuted materially, lias decided to post' pone action. The announcement that Field Marshal von Hlndenburg Is In command of the Austro-Gorman force along this front la said to have created t. aeep impression in tiucnaresi. It la understood the Rumanian Oov eminent had Intended to declare war solely on Austria-Hungary, and not against Germany and Bulgaria. Grain frame between llumanio ana Austria, which had been auspended for several day, has been resumed. On Thursday 1.114 carloads .of grain passed the-Rumanian border and 6,000 cars were waiting snipment at corner crossing;, FRANCE ISSUES BLACKLIST. Basse Asaerlcaa Flrssa Named sis)sar es British uist. Paris, Aug. t. The Journal Offlciel publishes to-day the names of American Individuals and firms which have beon placed on the French blacklist under the trading with the enemy act 'The 111, which I marked No. 1, I the same a regard American Individual and Arms a that given out In London July IB. The complete Hit printed In the Jour nal Officitl cover twenty-four columns and Include firm and .Individual in Africa, South America, Japan, the Phil ippine JslamlH, Cuba. Denmark. Spain, Portugal, Greece, Holland, Norway and Sweden with whom French cltlsens are forbidden to trade. The list Is preceded by a notice from the committee of restriction of supply and of commerce with the enemy, saying that the list Is Incomplete and the fact that a firm or person Is not Inscribed on It cannot be Invoked In any way, and that French merchants having com mercial relations with neutrals must .n case of doubt continue to make the sup plementary depositions provided for In the customs declaration when taking up goods. The lkit of name Include eighty-eight firm In Morocco, aaventy-flve In Por tuguese Rait Africa, twelve In Portuguese .West Africa,, ninety-live in Argentina, twenty-slx In Bolivia, HI n Brasll, three In Paraguay, forty-one In Peru, five In Central America, eighty-five In the United State, eighty-eight In Japan, sixty-nine In the Dutch East Indies, fifty-six In Persia, forty-four In the Philippines, twenty-seven In Denmark, KG In Snaln. fifty In Greece. i:0 In Holland, 1J In Norway and seventy- eight In Portugal. "TsssBsst la Teapot." Bcmjm, via London, Aug. . The die. cusslon in the United States of Oreat Britain's blacklist against American firms I looked on her as "a tempest In a teapot." Die Pott warns It readers against en tertaining hope that the protest against It will Influence the American Govern ment in the slightest degree from It "bias for Great Britain." IJUTTJH PUTTUIXITO FLIGHT. They Taks Star Tkaa a,500Prls- smors, laeladlagr Oersaaas. London, Aug. I. Th strong Turkish fores which attacked th British at Ro- manl, twenty-two miles east of the Sue Canal, on August 4 was defeated and put to flight by a counter attack. Th Turks are being, vigorously pur sued far tha British, who hava taken mors than S.SOO prisoner. Including ora (Jerman. , ia,eee Aastrlaa Captives la Frame Roats, Aug. About 11.00 Austrian rlNMri taken by. th Serbians and inset rrom in aotisiio io un f Aslnara, near aardlala, have traMM 'MbUmI WAR MOVES TOLD IN OFFICIAL REPORTS Germans Violently Bombard Thlaumont. Work and Fleury Positions. FRENCH SUCCESS IN AIR Three Enemy Aeroplanes Brought Down Belgians Attack With Artillery. Paris, Aug. t. The official communi cation Issued by the War Office to-night reaas : On the right bank of the Meuse ths Germans bombarded violently from 6 o'clock In the afternoon the Thlau mont work and our posltlpns at Fleury, In Vaux-le-Chapltre and Chenols woods. There waa no Infantry attack during the day. The cannonading waa Intermittent on the rest of the front. This morning one of our pilot brought down successively two enemy aeroplane In the region of Verdun. One fell In the French lines, the sec ond between the German trenche and our trenches. The same morning, after a combat, another German ma chine waa compelled to land within our line at Moyennevllle, north ot Eatree. The two enemy aviators were made prisoners. The machine wa of a recent model. It wa Intact The Belgian communication waa as follows : This afternoon the German artillery and trench guns were active at Steen streets and Het Saa. The Belgians carried out a destructive fire on th enemy batterlea couth of Tervaete. Preach Report Progress. The text of the afternoon statement follow : South of the flomtn two small local operation hare enabled u to pro gress Into German trenches southwest ot Estrees. North of ths Alne an enemy sur prise attack on our positions on the Vauclerc plateau failed under the cur tain of fire of our artillery. On the right bank of the Meuse dur ing patrol fighting at some polnta ws havo sensibly enlarged the ground conquered by us at the northwest ot Thlaumont work. We have repulsed a counter attack In the same region. In the region ot Fleury and In th sectors of Chapltre and Chenol artil lery fighting continues without any Infantry action. On the night of August 6-S our air squadrons dropped forty shells on the region ot Combles, eighty-four on the station of Noyon, thirty on the stattona of Stenay ntid Sedan, forty on the station of Conflans, sixty' on the Sab Ion Ktatlon at Mets and the railway establishment there and forty on ths military establishments of Rombach. north of Mets. Several of these squadrons made two consecutive raids. One of them made no less than seven raid during the same night. On th Somme front our aeroplanes set on fire two German captive bal loon. A German aeroplane dropped four bombs on Baccarat There were no casualties and the damage was Insig nificant Brltlah Adraace Asrala. London, Aug. . The official state ment from British general headquarters Issued to-night reads: The enemy made two attacks early this morning on the ground we had gained northwest of Posleres. In one ot these attacks, by the use ot liquid fire, he temporarily forced us back along one nf the trenches we had cap tured, but later we recovered all but some forty yards ot the ground thus lost. In the other attack the enemy was repulsed with loss. In the afternoon we made some progress along the trenches east ot Posleres In the direction ot Martln pulch. Coneildtrable artillery activity wa reported near Carench and Loo. South of St. Elol we raided enemy trenches, causing many casualties. The improved weather enabled use ful work by our artillery In connection with the Aeroplanes, and we destroyed several gun emplacements. The afternoon statement follows: The enemy's artillery wan active during the night, shelling various area on and behind the front between the Ancre and the Somme. A little fur ther progress was made by us at High wood. Northwest ot Arras the enemy, ap parently alarmed by ine of our patrols, opened a heavy bambardment which lasted fourteen mttiutes. The situa tion Is unchanged. Operation la Egypt. The crucial announcement ot opera tlons In Egypt says: The general otneer commanding in chief .In Kgypt reports under date of 11:15 P. M.. August 6. the following further details of the fighting In the vicinity nf Ilomanl on August 5 : The enemy made a frontal attack on the British Intrenchments In conjunc tion' with a flank attack around the southern flank, employing 14,000 men and heavy howitzers for the opera tion. The frontal attack was unsuccess ful. Before the flank attack our mounted troops retired slowly until the enemy became Involved In sand dunea late In the evening of the 4th. A counter attack was then made by all arms, which wa completely suc cessful, and at dawn on tha 6th the pursuit of the retreating enemy was taken up with vigor and la being con tinued at the time this report Is sent. Tha enemy suffered heavy losses. By I P. M. on August 5 over 2,500 un wounded prisoners. Including some Germans, four mountain guns and a number of machine guns, had been captured. Our casualties were not heavy. Rasslaas Take 0,840 Prisoner. Pstsoosad, via London, Aug. (. Th official communication from general headquarter. Issued this evening, read; On th river Oraberkl and Sereth the enemy launched a violent artillery fire against th region we recently occupied. According to late report th total prisoners we captured August 4 and 5 amounted to 140 officers, Including a regimental commander, and over 5,500 men, while prisoners are continuing to come In. W took alio numerous ma chine gun and bomb throwers. In the Caucasus the fighting con tinues, . Th afternoon statement follows: Western Front South of Brody, on the bank of the river Braberka and 3WMslJIIJII.IJI.lllJ BBT sTBBBZK llal! IBB sBI VBBB 'Kl DjjTO MMsi.lKI. MlUiM n&uai sns t l a Atlantlo City NDtr WtBNKMAY .M U.W.lMH.. T.i Userif ft.,A Lv. JukMi Avt.. latuv Cli.-lV. M. SIM !., KtVttB. S.IS IS, Sereth, obstinate fighting continued during the whole day for the possses ftlon of the villages and height. The enemy offered determined resistance and made several counter attacks. In the street of the villages fierce fight ing, took place and It was necessary to drive the enemy out from house to bouse. Our attack was crowned with suc cess, all counter attack of the enemy being repelled and his resistance broken. Our troops have taken the villages of Zvyjln, Ratlsche. Tchlstc pady, Meldtlgory, Onldava and Zal voc and th entire ridge of height between them. One of our gallant Cossack regiments msde a cavalry at tack on an enemy Infantry battery to the southwest. In these engage ments 15 officers and more thsn 1,000 men were taken prisoners. In the region of Dora, Yaremche and Tablonltsa, on the River Pruth, to the south of Delatln, th enemy took ths offenslc but was brought to a stand still by our lire. , Caucasus Front kn the baaln of th River Klalklt-Chla our troop contin ued their offensive and wrested new position from th enemy, which In some places were protected by five lines of trenches. They took pris oner seven officers. Including the com mander of tha Fifty-second Regiment, and 101 Aakarls. They also captured four machine guns Enmy counter attacks were repuleed. To th south of Erslngan ws cap tured two line of trench, four offi cer, fifty Aakari and two machine gun. Th enemy suffered severe losses. Desperate rl.atl.g at V.raaa. IJiauN, via London. Aug. . The text of the German official atatement issuea to-aay follows: western rront fighting continues near Potleres. In the evening local enemy atacks at Foreaux wood and directly north of the Somme were un successful. In the region of the Meuse (Verdun front), especially on the fast bank, great artillery activity developed. Around the Thlaumont work desperate Infantry action are taking place. The number of prisoner captured In the Fleury lector has Increased to It of ficer and S7( msn. In Chapltre wood we progressed further yesterday. Th number of unwounded prisoner taken at thla point waa I officers and 217 men. Northeast of Vermelle. In th Ar gonne, and on Combrea Height we carried out successful mining opera tion. Enemy patrol were repulsed at several points. Borne undertakings near Craonvllle and on Combrea Height were successful. A Fromellea an enemy aeroplane was shot down by our anti-aircraft guns and one waa shot down north west of Bapaume in an aerial en counter. Eastern Front Front of Field Mar shal von Hlndenburg. south of Zarecse (on the Stokhod) the enemy was cleared from the position which he still held. Ills counter attacks were repulsed. Four officers and 100' men were taken prisoner and five machine guns captured. ' Near and northwest of Zalocta the Russians captured the west bank of the River Sereth. Front of Archduke Charles Ad vanced actions took place before the army of Gen. Count von Bothmer. The successes of our troops In the Carpathians have extended. Balkan Front There Is nothing to report. Itallaa Position Bombarded. Roms. Aug. f . The official atatement Issued to-day by the War Office follow : On the front between the Adlge and the upper Isonxo th enemy continued hi violent bombardment of our line and at points launched strong Infantry attacks. . Hostile artillery activity Increased yesterday on the left bank of the Leno, In .the Pasublo area and at the head of the Poslna torrent. In the Sugana and the upper Cordevo'.e valleys Infantry actions took place which were particularly heavy on the slopes of Monte Slef, where three attacks on our positions failed. At the head of the Costeana Valley, In the Falinrego area, the enemy's heavy batteries fired E00 rounds on our trenches without effect. The enemy again shelled villages In the Chlareo and upper Dogana val leys. Our artillery retaliated, destroy Ine enemy camps near Ralbl, In the Seebach Valley. On the lower Isonio there have been lively artillery duels. During our attack of August 4 In the Monfalcone area the enemy on evacuating positions left behind spe cial gas bombs which exploded as we entered the trenches. DANES AGAINST INDIES SALE. Aaitallna Reported to Bo flrowlaaj Throaghoat Coantry. Cofenhaoxn, Aug. (.Although the belief still seems to prevail that a ma jority of the Blgsdag approves .the sale of the Danish West Indies to the United States; the agitation against thus dis posing of the Islands appears to be growing throughout the country, Influ ential provincial papers atrongly de nouncing the proposal. An open meeting of the Rlgsdag to discuss ratification of the transfer will be held Thursday. The concession by the United States In agreeing to recog nize Denmark's supremacy over the whole of Greenland Is generally re garded a Important, and I approved. Beginning This Monday Saks Suits for and Young Men Reduced from $23, $20 and $14 . Comment on such values as these seems superfluous. When we reduce Saks Suits from $23, $20 and $17.50 to $14, we feel that we have done enough. We will simply, add for your information that this event starts with the customary Saks variety, and affords a range of choice in which every man can make a quick and satisfactory selection, provided he makes it Now. , (A small charge for alterations.) Broadway LAST WORD FROM ZEPPELIN. Kngllaa Trawler Retased t to Save U" Say L-ln Men. B'Rt.tN, by wireless to Sayvllle, Aug, 8. Extracts from letter found last February In a bottle picked up In th Skagerrak, containing last messages from the commander and crew of the Zeppelin L-19, wrecked In the North Hea, have been given out by the Overseas New Agency, The writings In the bottle Included the final report of the Zeppelin's com mander, written nn hour before the air ship finally went down. The greater part of the extracts con sist of ' personal messness to members of the victims' families. One of them says: "An English trawler came along this morning, hut refused to save us." The finding of the bottle containing messages from the commander and crew of the L-I was reported In a London despatch of February 24 last. This air ship was the one which the captain of the British trawler King Stephen re ported he had encountered In the North Sea late In January. He said he did n6t attempt to rescue the Germans be cause they outnumbered hi crew. SUBMARINES SINK 8 SHIPS, 127 RESCUED Four Vessels Victims of Aus trian Craft British Mine Sweeper Torpedoed. London, Aug. 0. A British cruiser ha arrived at Marseille and dlsem barked 127 victim from four vessels unk by an Austrian submarine. Tha ships destroyed were the Greek steamer Trlcoupla, 1,517 tons; thsItallan malt packet Siena. 2,(14 tons: two British steamers, the Tottenham. 1,191 ton, and the Favonlan, 1,137 tons, which went to the rescue of the Siena. The Admiralty announced to-day that the Brltlah mine sweeper Clacton was torpedoed snd sunk In the Levant on August 1. Five of the crew are missing and five were wounded. Lloyds announce that the Danish steamer Jaegersborg. of 1,717 tons gross, has been sunk. There ar twenty sur vivor. A Copenhagen despatch says that the steamer Aaro, a British veaael of 2,03 tons owned by T. Wilson Sons A Co. of Hull, has been torpedoed by a German submarine. Agents ot the Wilson Line statetd to day that she left Hull a week ago and that their Norwegian agents report that two ot her lifeboats with provisions and life buoy were found drifting outside of Tungenaes headland near Stavanger, Norway. No news of the crew had come to the agents. GERMAN SAVINGS GROW. Increase of i!SO,OOO,00O Marks Re ported for May. Berlin, by wireless to Sayvllle, Aug. . Deposits In German savings banks during May were 2.10,000,000 marks (162, 100,000) greater than In the month preceding, as compared with 235.000,000 marks (158,750,000) last year, says an Oversea New Agency announcement to-day. Of this sum 235,000,000 marks (IS!. 750,000) were transferred to war loan Investments, leaving a net Increase of 15.000.000 marks (t3.750.000). . since January 1 savings hank deposits, adds the statement. Increased 1,300.000.- 000 marks (1325.000,000), as compared with 1, 285,000,000 marks (1111,250,000) last year. SERBIANS CAPTURE VILLAGE. rrom mr naisantsi, PjUiis. Aug. 6. The Serbians have won another succe-s along the Macedonian front, accord Ing to a Havas despatch from Snlonlca to-day. They captured the village of licmll, near Profha, which had been occupied by the Bulgarians. German reports that the Bulgarians had delivered successful attacks against the Serbians south of Monastlr are un founded, the dexpatch declares. TO ABANDON ICELAND SERVICE. British Interference With Ship Given as Reason. Berlin, by wireless to Sayvllle, Aug. 6. It has been decided to abandon steamship sen-Ice between Bergen and Iceland because of British Interference with vessels traversing this route, ac cording to the Overseas News Agency. The British authorities, It Is said, re cently brought the Norwegian steamship Flora, engaged In the Iceland service, Into Lellh, where she discharged her en tire cargo. The Postmaster-General of Denmark, adds the news agency, announce that the parcel post on the Danish steamship Botnla, bound from Iceland to Copen hagen, .was confiscated at Lellh by the British. THREE SUBMARINES FOUGHT RE D'lTAUA Capt. Pinceti Tells of a Seven Hour Chase in the Mediterranean. Th Italian iteamahlp Re d'ltatla. which was chased by three submarine In the Mediterranean Sea and escaped by firing at them with two defence gun mounted on her stern, reached thla port yesterday. It developed on her arrival that there were three American cltlsen aboard, I P. Koster, a Philadelphia veterinarian, and Paul Edward of Jersey City and James Hlggln of Cincinnati, who went to Europe with a conatgnment of horses. Cspt. Amedeo Plncetl. commander of the ship, who Is a Lleutenani-Com-mander In the Italian navy, had In hi grew a naval gunner. Andrenl Ugo, for merly of Newark, who was assigned to the Re d'ltalla by the Italian authori ties. When the steamship first sighted the submarines, on July 23, Capt. rincetl or dered full steam ahead, about twelve knots, and called the gun crew to quar ter. "It waa then about 1:10 A. M., and we were 200 mile from Genoa, midway between Corsica and the Balearic Isles," said Capt. Plncetl. "At 1:45 the sub marines were on the starboard quarter, travelling 4n a line. Seeing they were chasing us, I ordered the gunners to lire. "Ugo took careful aim, but the first hot fell short. Th second was wide, but at the third a great spout of water rose, quite different from that following the other. I Judge from that that we hit one of the submarines. It was much heavier and apparently Impregnated with smoke or oil. "The chase continued until 4:10 that afternoon, the boats not getting any closer to us. and only two periscopes showing. We fired in all fifteen shots from our two three Inch gun. No flag wa seen. Once one of the submarines tried to get in poeltlon to launch a tor pedo, but apparently our guns daunted the crew." The Re d'ltalla is a vessel of (.217 tons, owned by the Italian Lloyd Sabaudo. HEW DOMINICAN CABINET. j. SI. Cahral Bars Named Foreign Minister of Repabllc. Santo Dominoo, Aug. . Provisional I President Federlco Henrlquez y Carvajal 1 linn appointed the following Cabinet: Foreign Minister, J. M. Cabral Unei, Minister ot Finance, Francisco J. Pey nado; Minister of Justice, Emlllo Pruil home: Minister of Public Works, Ellseo Espalllat ; Minister of Immigration, Kladlo Sanchez; Minister of War and Marine, Miguel Mascaro. SAYS DEUTSCHLAND IS HALF WAY HOME Pilot Asserts Skipper Passed Out Throngrh Capes Without Even Sabmerffing Baltimore, Aug. 1. Capt. Owen Cole man, the Chesapeake Bay pilot who took j the Deutschland out when the submarine started on her homeward trip, bellevct , she Is now half way across the ocean. "Vm, m.v ral .Mlirad." Via unlrl 'tlmt ! Ileutschland Is hitting It'up for her ihome port. When 1 left her on the night nf August 2 she was speeding straight .to pea and the wns Invisible, for I do I nM believe che submerged. She merely I disappeared In the rtlstnnce. reccmlillnv. ! becaune of her dirty green and whit ! streaked hull, a perfectly ordinary ocean wave. "It Is possible and probable that she submerged after we had lost sight of ( her. If I Judged her master correctly, she probably ducked right under the nose of an enemy ship. Capt. Koenlg's , a great one for this Irony stuff. j "We watched her for several hours , that Is, we watched for her through ma- , rine glasses but she Just seemed to evaporate suddenly, I think It was an Illusion. Green paint works wonders. ' We could see the horizon and cuuld scan the face of the sea, but we saw only waves." FIVE ; iiCBnraiiiK ine irrw ui me Puiniiuniir Capt. Coleman said he had never seen men so happy at being homeward bound, i "There was not the slightest sign of j fear among them," he said. "They wei plainly exuberant. They nke with the greatest praise of the treatment they received In Baltimore, and asserted that they carried back with them thi' most pleasant memories of their stay here. But they were glad, for one thing, to get away from the heat and also to get on the final lap of the trip which will make them famous." Morning Men $17.50- to 34th Street JOFFRE IN MODEST VILLA DIRECTS WAR No Fuss or Feathers Evident as He Receives American Correspondents. SptHal Cablt ItumltS le Tift Belt. Paris, Aug. 6. The American corre spondents who had the good fortune to be allowed lo visit Gen. Joffre t hi headquarters yesterday were Impressed first with the quiel force of tha com mander manner and next with the ab solute absence of fuss and feathers. The little town where he ha estab lished himself Is noted for a splendid chateau and for a flno hotel, built for the tourist trade, but he has chosen neither the chateau nor the hotel for hi headquarters. Instead he Is In a little villa which Is pleasant and comfortable, but fat Indeed from being Imposing. There nothing to mark the bfflce of tha man upon whose shoulders Ms fallen most of the burden of the world's great est war. The place cannot be) distin guished from a dosen other villas In the locality. Nor I the commander pampering him self In the matter of food. Luncheon for six was on the table when the cor respondent entered, nnd they noted In passing that It was Just such a meal as thousand of Frenchmen In moderate circumstances were eating at the same moment. The General himself wa In the library. As might have been expected, the wall of the library were covered with maps, There was a writing table, but nothing was on It mute evidence that the Oen eral does most of his work standing. He was wearing the bright red breeches which the French officers love and always resume when they are away from the front. A well used briar pipe lay on the desk beside which he wa landing. What he aald to the corre spondents has been told. It may be noted that he belled his reputation for taciturnity. Gen. de Caatelnau, chief of staff, also received the correspondents. His office might well be that of a 115 a week clerk. 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It has no apparent connection with war. There Is a mitrailleuse In the field outside, but even It Is covered with can vis. The possibility of a visit by Zep pelins and aeroplanes undoubtedly ha been provided for, but whatever prepara tions have been made have been con cealed carefully. The American correspondents are the envy of their Parisian acquaintances ant are subjected to a steady fire of ques tion concerning Joffre's personal ap pearance, for the most the Parisians have seen of him since the war began Is a fleetlnx glimpse once In n while as he whirled through the streets in his automobile. ROYALTIES ANSWER GEORGE Y. Caar. Mikado and Kim Peter Pledge Unity In War. London, Aug. . Answers to th tel egrams he sent to the heada of various allied nations on the second anniversary of Great Britain' entry Into th war have been received by King George. 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