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Attack Again and Again to
Hepain Point Anzacs Toole,
but Are Hnrled Back.
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,
I'srls tlrnra British Advance
Pnalrrra Was Brllllaat.
'I'm, Aug. 6. A despatch to
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
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
fat a Nibble, bat a Bis; Bite. Aas-
trallana Desire.
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
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.
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
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
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;,
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
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."
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
Germans Violently Bombard
Thlaumont. Work and
Fleury Positions.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Atlantlo City
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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
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
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
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
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.
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.)
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Capt. Pinceti Tells of a Seven
Hour Chase in the
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
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
"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
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.
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
"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
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."
34th Street
No Fuss or Feathers Evident
as He Receives American
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
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
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
Gen. de Caatelnau, chief of staff, also
received the correspondents. His office
might well be that of a 115 a week
clerk. He expressed the gratitude the
French army feel toward America for
the aid and support from across th
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Atlantic. Major-Gen. Pelle also gars tg
a few minutes, and volunteered most
politely to be of any service he could.
There Is a story of a globe trotter
who saw a redheaded Irish girl on ths
dock when his boat touched an Irish port
for a few minutes, and thereupon wrots
In his next book that all Irish girls ar
redheaded. Tits Sun's correspondent,
forming Impression In the same way,
would feel Impelled to record thaf( tha
headquarters of the French army ll a
charmingly calm spot, where nobody
seems to have anything to do and where
the word "hustle" has been cut out of
the dictionary. 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
Caar. Mikado and Kim
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. A
message from the csar, dated at general
headquarters, said :
"I nm equally determined that w ll
Russia shall make good the sacrifice
which my brave troops and people havs
given to a Just cause, which will bring
the reward we seek, and that the peaea
for which we fight shall be secured fcy
complete victory over our enemies."
From the Emperor of Japan 4ha fal
lowing wa received!
"After all the trial of th great de
fensive battle the Indomitable armies of
the Allies are now marching forwart
steadily and successfully on all fronts, I
beg your Majesty to believe I am en
tirely In accord With you In th strong
determination to carry on the struggle
until our common cause for right and
freedom shall be fully vindicated."
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bia ald he had received with Batistas.
tlon the fresh testimony of an '1nflgJ
ble determination to bring about faa
triumph of the noble cause."
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