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THE SUN, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1917.
BRYAN FINDS LESS -ENMITY TO WILSON Pd'lrfrs Ills l'rrsonnlit.v Will B,. (if ,Vo A vii I! Willi Mem bers of Hotiue. I IS POSITION IS DEFINED Would Support War, hut Will r'iirlit for Fence to die Last. TrAsll'vnTiiN, K'-b. 2. William .1. Brjim. lui'llli-t-ln-ilitof of the rapidly dnlnillhi-; opp xltlnii lo the l'rc sltlcnt, rainc lo 'lie i)lto, IhlH afternoon In flnd h jllrheui tolling situation fronting him. MIH ronori tuneriM wim mo cuTPtli'ii of a valiant few. Mr. Iir .111 docMl. aflor telephone talkn with Hrtirr.oontHtit Halley ami others, that I rKUintnl anrl pcrxonullty alike wutild b fruitier with members of the House. "I ttwiit." he. nalil, "the attem'it of the Jingoes to rend Into the 1'ieHldetit'H ddrei warlike declarations which he ipeolflcally ld he illd not contemplate nd I believe any measure resulting from hi leqiiesN in hlo address should not be u-eptlblc of this misinterpre tation." I)n you mliserlbc to the President's tdilress'.'" "I was much pleased with the Ren ral nJril of the address and particu larly with the emphasis lie laid upon tiln desllf to do notlilnir which would be Inteipreted as a warlike, move." "Why believe then that any bill or rfxolrlb.il seeklnit to grunt the President the powers ho desired should accurately reflect that address'.'" I da1' "Do you think tho President himself nould be rnpnlile of accurately trans lating his desires Into IcrnM of such ine.iiurc?" "Well, I don't know but that others might make suirirestlons as to the jihruFfolosy which would be helpful to the President In carryliiB out his pur pose." Mr. Bryan was: told that every suk Kfftlou which had been, advanced as to TiKidlflratlons of the draft orlRlnally pre pared by tbi) President had been sub mitted to him and only such chanRes a he Milwrlbed to had been lncoriorated In the measure reported by the Foreign flairs committees. "I know nothing about that." said Mr. Bryan. "I do not care to discuss the terms of the measure. I think tho fact that the .Senate has materially altered the phraseology and apparently without affront to the Prtsldent Is evidence that the Presldjnt's views may be Incorporated In different lniiRuaRe." Mr. Bryan declared that he hoped the resolution as pasted would specifically reiterate In some form the President's tAtement that he did not desire and was not contemplating wnr. Ho refused to s.iy what form he believed this should take. The Nehniskan was particularly Inter ffted In the pacifist amendment adopted In the- committee restricting operations of the war risk Insurance bureau to fhlps not carrying arms and munitions. He .ild that the amendment was n Ioiir lep In the right direction, but did not go as far as h would have gone, namely, to the Including of all contraband and conditional contraband. lie reiterated his contention that ! clearance papers should be denied In American ports to merchantmen of bflllgeient powers carrying American papemgers anil that ships carrying pas engers should confine their cargoes to clearly non-contrnband articles. "If an American ship carrying only passengers were torpedoed," ho was asked, "do you believo that would be nuftlrlent cause for war7" "I believe tho attitude of the country toward such an act would be wholly different from what It Is now." "Is not your whole proposition that you would not have the country go to war In any circumstances'.'" Mr. Bryan was asked. 1 "It Is not,'' declared the jviclflst with ome heat. 'I once went to war myself. I I have said right along that should the country go to war It would have no more ardent or loyal supporter than myself, but I am opposed to war right up to the I point where war Is engaged In. I "If war comes In spite of alt that can be dene the Administration will have no mjie loyal supporter than I as long as the war lasts, but until the moment that there Is war peace will have no more ardent champion. "The President does not desire Con-Krei-s to surrender its executive power to determine whether the nation should go til war and I take It for granted that any authority granted him Would be wv wurded that It cannot tie construed by the Jingoes as giving him authority even to declare war or to begin war without declaring It. "The President feels that It is his duty as Chief Kxecutlve to upnoid the laws as they are, but It Is the duty of Congress to make laws, and I believe that Congress (tin at this time go far toward removing the danger of war by legislation which can be stated In a very few words." AMERICAN MARINES IN CUBA. Landed nt finnntRiinmo to Protect PmiferO HutMiiit Silent. Havana. Keb. 2S. Although It became ddlnltelj known 1iere to-day that about -oil 1nen11n marines were landed yes terday nt (iuantaiiamo for the purpose of guarding sugar mills and other prop-j My from possible damage, olllclals here notiM not discuss the matter. No men- Hon if the landing was made In ofllclal , reports and not a single Havana news- paper touched upon the subject to-day. I At the American I.eeatlon It was said I thnt the sending of American marines to riuantannmo was presumably for the protection of valuable property. No definite reports of threatened destruc tion had been received, It was added. MONTH'S LOSS 18,428 MEN. Brltlih Casualties for February Half Thoee of January. London', Feb. 28. British casualties Curing Kebruary reached a total of 1,213 officers, and 17,185 men. The February figures for British casualties show a total but little more than half that for January, despite the fact that there has been considerable lighting on the tomme front. Tho Junu ry total was 32,354 officers .and .men. filllcer casualties for February, however, wire considerably greater than for the month pietedlng, when they were only 10. Xorvteitlan I.lner Unm Only CarKo, The Norwegian-America Line received esterday a despatch from Its home of Ike lu ili'igeu announcing the departure f Hie sleamnhlp Krlstlanlnfjord from hrletlitril.i fur thlw.-ioit. by way of Hall fax, with 1,100 tons of cargo, but no pasM-ngi-iN or mall. hiti huoii) he wants to please you- fo: Please Tell Others What You Know About Bell-ans FOR INDIGESTION GERMANS CAPTURE BUKOWINA HEIGHTS Drive ItussiniiH From Impor tant Positions North of Jtmiwi 11 inn Murder. loN!nN, Keb. 28. Clerman troop In tho Carpathians recaptured to-day most of the mountain peaks In tho liukowlua north of the Humaulan border that Russian storming attacks wrested from thorn early In the new year. The Herman attack was prepared by u heavy bombardment. After the Russians had made night counter attacks the Teutons held firmly heights on both sides of and dominating the Important Vale Putua high road, leading from Klmpolung to Jacohenl. They had been' forced to lellnuulsh a crest further south of the road and near the railroad which runs almost besldo It. In this lighting the Kusslans lost more than 1,300 prisoners, eleven machine guns and nine mine throwers. The otllclal statements follow: (Jerman Archduke Joseph's front On both sides of tho Vale Putua road. Ill the southern part of the wooded Carpathians, n well prepaid! and vlg ously carried out attack brought to our troops possession of several Rus sian hill positions. We captured twelve oflleers, more than 1,300 men, eleven machine guns and nine mine throwers. The captured lines were maintained against several counter attacks in tho night. One Russian point of support, situated south of the road, has been evacuated by us without pressure from the enemy, after the destruction of Its works, on account of 11 situation which was unfavorable for us. Russian Yesterday tho enemy, nfter artillery preparation, attacked our positions on both sides of the Jacobenl-Klmpolung high road and oc cupied the heights two miles south west of the village of Valo Putna. On the evening of the same day our detachments by 11 counter attack drove back the enemy from the heights near the railway line. The heights situ ated on both sides of the high load remained In the hands of the enemy. Strike F.xtendK to Arlmrkle Plant. The strike of sugar refinery workers! extended yesterday o the Arbucklo plant 1 at the foot of Pearl street, Brooklyn. Two hundred and fifty of the employees ! went out and a score of policemen nrc I assigned lo protect the pioperty andj the persons of those who desired to I work. No trouble Is reported. Once when a great newspaper protested! It was all over the use of a phrase! A number of prominent New York stores, attracted by the magic of the Hand-Tailored idea in Men's Clothes, paid it the compliment qf adoption. Then the great newspaper referred to pro tested and the irregularity ceased. But no deception was intended by the stores in question tlidy could claim immunity on the ground that human hands enter even into the making of men's machine-made clothes. But they made the mistake of confusing a phrase with a principle. We do not use the Phrase Hand-Tailored because it sounds well, but because it is true. Spring Suits and Topcoats, 25 to 50 oattIic price, oftfiosc that are not o) Men's Clothing Shoji-B West 3Blh Street I A Hepan'o Shop on Ilia Hirer! I'vrl I franklin Simon & (To. Clothing Fiirnithings FIFl'II AVKISUE BEATEN TURKISH ARMY HEMMED IN Under Attack From Three Sides "ly Pnrsniiifr British, .'JO Miles From Kut. BAGDAD AGAIN MENACED Experts Believe That Russian Troop May Now Join in Great Asia Minor Drive. . London', Feb. 2S, Klnnl disaster may have met the Turkish army retreating I from Kut-el-Amara. On Monday after-i noon the advanco guard of the pursuing! Britten had come up with the fleeing j Turks and were attacking them from' three sides. Gen. Maude's report indi cates that the Turks may be practically surrounded with their backs to tho Tigris. The Turks had reached a point thirty miles up the Tigris from Kut, half way lo the ruins of Ctewlphon nnd only sev. enty-tlfl miles from Bagdad. It Is prob nble that, If they escape the pursuers, they will not stop until they have reached tho city of the Caliphs. (J nil boat Is llrcnptiirrd. As the British Mesopotamia army pushes after the Turks, It adds constantly to its store of booty. 1 he greatest juuua tloii has greeted the announcement that the British gunboat Klrelly, which (len. Tonnshend lost a car ago In the rctre.it from Cteslphon to Kut, lias been re r.tptuicd. A Turkish ship ha been cap tured and another ilestioyed. The Turks tnicw Into the Tigris four heavy howit zers. The equipment and store- aban doned are as large as they aro varied. The additional prisoners taken Sunday and early Monday total more than .100. Military experts here are meditating the possibility that tho Ornnd Ouke Nicholas may now loose on the Turks his Russian armies In the Caucasus 1 and In Persia. Tho plan of a year ago for a converging drive of British and ' Russian troops on Bagdad would seem , now to have bright prospect of fticcess. Should this drive succeed, not only would the ereat Moslem city fall to the Allies, but the Berlin-Bagdad railroad 1 route, one of Ucrniany s giealesi prnj ects would be cut nnd tho fertile Tigris and Kuphratrs valleys matched from the Central Powers. Turkish Umpire Menneed. The recent offensive of the British which drove the Turks from the Slnal peninsula and placed the British In strik ing distance of Jerusalem might bo ex tended and the Turkish Umpire In Asia menaced by four converging columns, the Russian army In the Caucasus, strik ing south: the Russian army in Persl striking west: the British In Mesopo tamla, pressing their advance north nnd 1 west, and the British In Sinai, moving east. The announcement of the War Office to-day follows: A report despatched late Monday by the general officer commanding In Mesopntmnli says; The close pursuit of the retreating enemy has been dartlly maintained throughout Monday, and our advanced troops were thN afternoon engaging the enemy Iiom three sides at a point on the left bank of the Tigris over thirty miles west north" est of Kut-el-Amara. During his flight the enemy lias abandoned quantities of arms, am munition, tents, iqulpnient and storea of all kinds, and has thrown some of his guns. Including four .".9 howltrers, into the river. The Brith.li gunboat Klrelly, which was lost lu tho retreat from Cteslphon, has been recaptured, and In addition one Turktbh ship ha been taken and one destroyed. The total of prisoners taken on Hun day amounted to 300. All rejiorls for to-day have not yet been received, hut up to the ilesent our captures are 11 ofllcirs and ISO men. Shoes BRITISH REACH BAPAUME RIDGE Continued from First Page. the llrebach Iron works, tlvo nnd a half miles southeast of Siuirbrileiken, There wero several ulr encounters. One hcstlle machine ns destroyed. flerman llrltlsh reconnoitring nil values against some points 011 the Ariols ft out wero repulsed, In the Ancro sector Infantry engage ments In front of our positions took the course desired by the command, West of Vallly, on the Alsne, one of our river protections wns surprised by the Trench. By a counter thrust the otilpost position and Its gari Ison, which previously had been taken prisoners, fell again Into our hands. On the west bank of the Meusc (Verdun region) French local attacks were launched at night, after strong artillery fire, against our trenches northeast of Avocourt, These nttucks failed. GERMANS' PIVOT LOST. fioimnecniirt Cniitiireil by the llrlt lull II lime nf Teuton Line. BnlTISIt HBAIiQt'AnTKIIH IN Khancb, via tonilnn. Feb. 28, Oommecourt. one of the Herman strong polntB which held out against the fury of the llrltlsh of fensive Hunched last July, Is the laleit of the Kiench villages to be yielded by !V Xi "'"-i'i"".'"' 'V v .' . .,,'. ..... . ,","jiit '?,tti ' i FOR A DOZEN YEARS Helmar has been subjected to every known test that exacting smokers and envious competitors could devise. TODAY the World's Supreme Standard for pure Turkish tobacco value in a 10 Cent cigarette is Helmar. 'Friend, if you 1 The The L the Germans. Oommecourt has been the "nosn" of the salient Jutting Into the British lines for months nnd Its occupa tion marks the giving nw.iy of what was regarded as tho northern hinge of thu (lerman line, which Is now swinging back, and lends further color to tho theory that thin Is but the Hist step tuward shortening the line In the Arrat. Sommo region. Meantime tho British hivo -ip-proached to within a mile of Baup.iume, In which town further explosions have been heard. Kver since the beginning of tho (Serniau withdrawal thu Brltls'i advanco has hugely been won after seven! lighting. The Hermans' appear to ue picked their 1iest men and of ficers to cover tho ntreat, these being left to machine gun groups iipprccl- inatlug ninety men, piotcctcd by high velocity guns far In the rear and llnkel up with the letlrlng lusidquaiters by telephone. Thero was particularly hard fighting about Piilsleux-Aumont, and when thu British entered they found many Herman dead. The Herman nltci adopted their favorite practice nf Incessantly shelling the evacuated points. They poured pi 1 fect streams of shells Into Itles, Mlrau mont, Serre and other villages to-day from far away "heavies" mounted on railroad trucks and lighter calibre weap ons, which seemingly weie doing tho double duty of shooting off reserve am munition and wearing themselves out be fore posslblo abandonment, The outpost have been fighting fur the past foity-elght hours with grim determination. Orders have been found on the Hermann to Impede enemy pur suit at all haard. Some of tho Her man dead among the rear guard auiear to be equipped for three or four weeks, another Indication, as rlured by British will once, you will many times." Mildest tobacco for cigarettes is Turkish. Best tobacco for cigarettes is Turkish. WOflgyslCa an(j ofllcem, that tho retirement moeincnt may extend over thirty dnya and that the deslm Is to delay any cxteiwive British forward movement during that time. Although tho lighting has been heavy. It evidently designed to cover the with drawing t'roops, and at no point has them developed a tendency on the part of the Hermans lo ronducl an action which would Involve any great body of their troops. The qumtlon of the effect of the retlroiietit upon the morale of tho men engaged In tlm retreat lias evidently been carefully consldeicd by the Her mans, and has led, among other things, to providing them especially with good, wnrtn food. It Is considered possible that some of the leglments taken back In the Arrns Konnuo atea will bo transferred to some other point of aggiesslve Hcrvicc. ITALIANS RAID CARSO LINES. Hand (irennile (11 use Klplonloim In Austrian Trenches. I.11NI10N, Keb. 28. The Italian War Olllce Issued to-day the following report! The usual artillery actions occurred yesterday, as well as the customary activity of our small reconnoitring parties. One of these parties raided enemy trenches at Boscotnalo, on the Carso. Their hand grenades caused some tires and Home ammunition ex plosions. Imeiny airplanes diopped bombs without result on Hnrltz and on l.a Vallone. One of our air squadrons successfully bombarded the enemy's billeting areas In the neighborhood of Serrada, on the Kolgarla Plateau, on the t'pper Astlco. EJakm Qtte n fa VaHd SERBIAN CIVILIANS CONDEMNED Drnth SrnlrncrK for 1.V Men of Lrttrm nnd llunlnraa, ."ix-rirtl Cnblt tinpateh lo Tin Svi from I hi London Timet. IrfiNPON, Fob. 18. A aprolitl to the TIiiim from .VniMlcrilnm nayK! "The Tetc- Continuing To-day the Semi-Annual Sale of Saks Suits for Men Formerly $25, $23 and $20 Now $17 Saks suits, every one of them, tailored this season by our own organization, which state ment is sufficient to convey to you the char acter of the tailoring and the style. The va riety of fabrics, colorings and models is re markably inclusive for an event of this kind, and the more remarkable when you consider the present abnormal scarcity of fine woolens. A Small Charge for Alterations. aks&Cfottroatty Bro&rJwav at 34th Sire A r Broadway at Specially Priced for Today Women'sTaffetaandGeorgette Crepe Dresses at $18.50 Tho quality of the taffeta and Georgette Crepe employed in the making of these dainty frocks is unusually good, and seldom to be found in garments so modestly priced. One model has overtunic and waist of Georgette Crepe, and entire underskirt of Taffeta. The second model is of lustrous chiffon taffeta, stitched in con trasting color silk. Navy, Black, Silver Grey, Wis teria, Copenhagen Blue and Taupe. Sizes 34 to 44. Evening Gowns Reduced for Clearance Included are a number of most exquisite gowns developed in Tulle, Net and Satin, beautifully trim med. In some cases there is only one of a kind, therefore immediate action may prove profitable. 9 Gowns were $55.00 $35.00 15 Gowns were $39.50 $25.00 10 Gowns were $45 to $49.50 . .$29.50 27 Gowns were $39.50 $18.50 10 Gowns were $25 and $29.50.. $14.50 Wc shall feature today Spring Suits for Women at $29.50 A rare collection of very attractive braid bound, sport and dressy afternoon suits, reflecting with unusual ex actitude the graceful lines of their imported originals. Developed in Serge, Gim niburl, Wool Jersey, Trico tine, Gabardine and other fashionable materials, trim med and lined with silks. Sizes 34 to Winter Suits Reduced for Clearance 12 Suits were $65 now $29.50 10 Suits were $45 now $19.50 An Important One-Day Offering of Separate Skirts for Women, Special at $5 Six very attractive and fashionable models to select from, in pleated, flare, or straight line effects, showing new pockets and belt. Made of Poplin, Serge and Worsted Checks. Waistbands to 3G. Fourth Floor. pmaf Irarns thnt the Auatrlana hnv nentcnefd to ileath IR0 Inhahltnntn of Bosnia and ItprzcRovlna, who clnlm Ser bian nationality, Tho AtixtrlutiH pre tend that thin Ih n polltlml crime. "Amoinc the condpinni'il nro kovcii DeputlcH, neven iirofoHcom, nlxtt'Pti tPiivherHf twonty-ono iirlctn, two doc. torn, two enRlneero, om ndvounto, llttccn oftlclalH and twenly-flvo traders." 34th Street a special collection of )f ' $29.50 iJ Mi 1 I M