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65th YEAR
VOLfJIK <w.
NUMBER 220
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 1915.? FIFTY-TWO P.vdlvS
'SKffi'S" -PAIR
PRICE, FIVE CENTS
U. S. FINANCIERS
MAY BE REQUESTED
10 AID IN MEXICO
Lansing Leaves for New
York to Confer With
Secretary McAdoo.
QUESTION DISCUSSED
BY PAN-AMERICAN ENVOYS
Carranza Signifies Willingness to
Discuss Peace With
Other Leaders.
ASKS RECOGNITION' BY U. S.
Authoritative Annnuncrmrnt of Po
rtion of This Government
Given Out.
WASHINGTON, August 7.?Secretary
Lansing, of the State Department, and
Becretary McAdoo, of the Treasury,
will confer In New York to-morrow on
the Mexican situation.
Secretary Lansing left here to-night,
expecting to return on Monday. He
bald he would meet Mr. McAdoo to
morrow, and that the conference had
to do with Mexico, but declined to pay
what phase of the problem would be
talked over.
Mr. Lansing will return Monday.
During the Pan-American conference
here, there was considerable discussion
of the question of financing any gov
ernment which might be set up In Mex
ico, either throuRh a peace conference
of the faction leaders, or by direct
action of the Pan-American concert. It
1h known that thla subject was put
over for future consideration when the
conferees reconvene In New York next
week.
Undoubtedly American financiers will
have to be consulted, and it was sug
gested here to-night that Secretary Mc
Adoo will be given the duty of sound
ing them. If this Is true, he will have
to be acquainted with the whole pur
pose of the WashiitKton government
and the South and Central American
powers which Join in restoring peace
in Mexico. Secretary Lansing's mis
sion. It was Inferred, might have to do
with thlB phase of the problem.
IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS
IN MEXICAN SITUATION
The Mexican situation to-day had
two important developments.
General Carranza signified his will
ingness to enter a peace conference,
and an authoritative announcement
was made of the views of the United
States.
The position of this government was
officially Htated as follows: - j
That neither Carranza nor any other
military faction in Mexico is in control
of the country or can be considered as J
triumphant In the republic. |
That the real purpose of the revolu- j
tlon was accomplished a year ago, 1
?when Huerta was overthrown, and that
the strife since then has hecn over
factional differences, and has not been
in reality a revolution.
That it considers Genernl Villa, while
financially weakened, still an active
element, who must be reckoned with
in an adjustment.
That the so-called Clentifleos do not
enter the problem, because it is con
sidered that the overthrow of Huerta !
disposed of that element.
FIGHTING t.'ONTI N I KS
IN MANY SECTIONS
That the greater portion of Mexico i
is not at peace, as General Carranza
claims, because fighting continues in
many sections from Tehuantepee to the :
Rio Grando ar.d from Vera Crux to I
Mazatlan.
That the first problem to be solved in 1
tho restoration of peace is to find for !
Provision.il President a man who rep- j
resents the cause of the orieitial revo- j
lutlon against lluerta, but who does )
not necessarily represent any of the j
factions now at war. I
General Carranza's brief, filed with 1
the State Department by his American j
counsel, Charles A. Douglas, not only !
proposes a peace conference with his '
adversaries, but practically asks recog
nition. j
It was made clear to-day that the j
United States does not accept the decla- j
rations of any of the military leaders
that they are so dominant as to insure
peace in Mexico should they be recog
nized.
Carranza, It is held, cannot be con
sidered in control of the situation any
more than other leaders, even though
he may have more territory, because
Villa's forces and Zapata's bands still
are operating.
The Latin-American diplomats are
said to share the view that a stable
government can be established only by
selection of a man who represented the
cause of the original revolution against
Huerta, and one upon whom the leaders
now at war could unite.
FORMAL RR1EF FILED
ON REIIA1.F OF CARRANZA
On behalf of General Carranza a
formal brief on the Mexican situation
was filed with Secretary Lansing to
day, practically asking for political
recognition and proposing that Car
ranza's Washington agents meet any
of the other factions in a peace con
ference.
Carranza's American counsel, Charles
A. Douglas, submitted the brief.
"Recognition," says the brief, "while
of the greatest aid to peace in Mexico
will not immediately make the country
tranquil. Some months may bo re
quired to restore ordor generally, but
if the work of pacification can be
prosecuted under the auspices of a gov
ernment having the recognition and
good-will of the government of this
nation, it is reasonable to hope that
(Continued on Second Page.)
0. & O. MOUNTAIN KXCURSION
Aurnot 19 to Charlottesville, Staunton, White
nuiohur. Hot Springs and all mountain re
aorta. Hound trip farai 12.60 to 14.00.
tlokete scod five day*, .
Erie Buries Dead;
City of Mourning
I Thirteen Funerals of Victims of
Tuesday's Flood Held
During Day.
ERIE, PA.. August 7.?Thirteen
funerals of victims of Tuesday night's
flood were held to-day, and Erie was
a city of mourning. All regular busi
ness was suspended.
The wrecking- force was augmented
to 2,000 men to-day, while the State
; Health Department had 200 additional
| at work with many tons of litne. The
! sanitary engineers expressed the belief
! to-day that there was little danger of
any epidemic now.
The State police were kept busy to
day controlling sightseers and keeping
them from Impeding the workmen.
Mayor Stern communicated with the
officials of the several railroads that
enter Erie, and asked that the usual
| Sunday excursions to Erie be canceled.
as the city would be unable to care
( for visitors, and they would delay the
| work of cleaning up. The railroads
immediately advertised that no excur
sions to Erie would go out to-morrow
from either Buffalo, Pittsburgh or
Cleveland.
Occupants of houses near the devas
tated district to-day were ordered to
move until the dwelllni a had been
placed in a sanitary and safe condi
tion. These houses were placarded
with warnings to keep out, under the
direction of the State health officials.
No more bodies were recovered to
day.
i MUCH WORK AHEAD OF WILSON
j (ilvliiK Attention Almont Kntlrely to
International AfTnlr/i.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
WINDSOR. VT, August 7.?Work Is
I accumulating upon President Wilson so
i rapidly that he Is planning to return to
! the White House, but it is probable
' ho will return to Cornish In September.
J The President, at Harlakenden House,
is giving his attention to international
affairs almost exclusively, despite the
fact that a number of questions of do
mestic policy must be settled in the
near future.
Among the matters that will come
) before him in Washington will be
legal aspects of the I^-i Follette sea
man's law, the Treasury deficit, con
' ferences on the national defense pro
gram. and upon the Eastland disaster
with Secretary of Commerce Redfleld.
It Is probable )1f> will return to the
capital within a week.
| Members of the President's official
j family to-night dented reports that
j Miss Margaret Wilson Is engaged to be
I married ?q .l'r^uK Compton. of
j Illinois. They declined to discuss the
| matter further.
CITY OFFICIALS SUSPENDED
TrnnfuuM Snprfmc Court Act* In \a?h
v1ll? City Unll Cnnn.
NASHVII.T.E, TENS'., August 7.?The
Tennessee Supreme Court to-day, pass
ing upon petitions for certiorari and
supersedeas in three eases involving
the Nashville City Hall scandal, upheld
the stispension of Mayor Hillary E.
j Howse and Commissioner Robert El
i liott, under ouster proceedings, pend
ing the final hearing of the ouster
proceedings.
In the separate ouster proceeding
sought against Commissioner J. D.
Alexander, it was held that the flat en
joining him from acting- was void.
In the case involving a receivership
; for the city, the order granted by the
Court of Appeals superseding the ap
pointment of a receiver was allowed
to stand.
Chancellor Allison to-day vacated his
order appointing a receiver for the
city.
| NEW WAR GAME PLANNED
i Atlantic Kleet Will He Called t'pon to
I'rotcct Atlantic Seaboard.
j NEWPORT, R. I., August 7.?The At
j lantlc Fleet Is again to be put to the
j test of protecting the Eastern seaboard
I from invasion by a supposed foreign
! fleet. Admiral Frank F. Fletcher. Its
| commander, announced to-night that
j ofllcers of the Naval War College were
at work mapping out the probable
maneuvers of another war game to
I take place after the target practice in
Narragansett Bay next fall.
According to Admiral Fletcher, the
maneuvers will bo based on lessons
derived from the mimic war of last
j June, when the "enemy" fleet accoin
' pllshed its purpose in effecting a land
! ing on the shores of Chesapeake Bay.
j As In the previous war game, It Is ex
! pected that the Atlantic Fleet will be
! called upon to protect the coast from
Eastport. Me., to Hatteras.
LINER ST. LOUIS SAILS
Tlngpnge of Pasnengern I* Carefully
Searched for Romhit.
NEW YORK, August 7.?The baggage
of each of the 670 passengers who left
here for Liverpool aboard the Ameri
can liner St. I^ouls to-day was care
fully searched for bombs or other ex
plosives. The. passenger list was the
largest the liner has carried in a long
time, every berth but one being oc
cupied.
Three Americans were among the 119
passengers sailing for Glasgow on the
Cameronia, which carried a large cargo
of wnr supplies.
WALSH ENTERS RACE
Third-Term Candidate for Governor on
Democratic Ticket.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
BOSTON, August 7.?Governor David
I. Walsh gave out his long-dolayed
statement to-night, saying ho would ho
a third-term candidate for Governor on
the Democratic ticket. Ho said that
he had delayer! on account of the strain
of office on his health, frut tho solicita
tion of his friends had beon so great
that he had decided to run for a third
term*
Charles E. Ashburner, of Staun
ton, Is Making Good in
Springfield.
HOW MANAGER-PLAN WORKS
Places Direct Responsibility, and
Keeps City Within Its
Income.
nv EDfiAR .MO It HIS,
Of the SprIriRllrlil I?nll> \p*TH.
SPRINGFIELD, O., August 7.?
Springfield, O.. a city of Rft.ono Inhabi
tants, is now well into her second year
with the commission manager form of
government. following a period of
unrest existing In the city, in which
It was declared that trte oltl Federal
' form of government lit which :? Mayor
and Council of t<-n rulers was obsolete,
the voters adopted the new charter
| August 26, 1313. It became" effective
j January 1, 191 4.
The commission manager form of
| government, which, seeks to have the
j city's business operated Just like that
I of a large corporation, is now being
given a thorough tryout. A commis
sion of Ave men is elected by the peo
ple, and this commission, which is the
legislative end of the government,
selects the city manager, who is the
executive head. Th*? salary of the
manager Is fixed by the commission.
The manager serves at the will of the
commission.
j The chief feature of the new form of
government is that of a small legtsla
j tive body. Formerly Springfield had a
| Council of ten men, elected three at
large and seven from wards. Under
that plan, no voter had a hand In the
| selection of more than three Councll
I men. Under the new plan, every voter
may take part in the selection of all
i the commissioners.
| SKPARATF.S I,EGISI,ATIVE AND
KXKCI TIVr. DKI'AIITMF.NTS
Another striking feature of the new
plan is the entire separation of the
legislative and executive departments.
, Each commissioner has an equal voice
in determining the policy of the city,
irrespective of the department that may
be affected, but the commissioner can
not Individually Interfere In the man
j agement of any executive department,
j It Is the duty of the city manager, with
I his assistants, to take care of the
i executive end. The city commission is
' brain that conceives, and the cltv
j manager is the arm that executed.
J The aim Ib to have the city operated
, Just like any big bi)j}Jn.ess is operated,
that Is, have a board of directors who
select their manager. Every person is
familiar with the operation of a large
manufacturing institution.
Concerning the duty of the commis
sion, the charter saya:
"All of the powers of the city, ex
cept such as are vested in the board
of education and the judge of the
j police court, and except as otherwise j
I provided by this charter or by the
j Constitution of the State, are hereby
| vested in the city commission; and, ex
cept as otherwise prescribed by this
charter or by the Constitution of the !
State, the cltv commission may by
ordinance or resolution prescribe the
manner In which any power of the city
shall be exercised. In the absence of
any such provision as to power, such
power shall be exercised in the man
ner now or hereafter prescribed by the
general laws of the State applicable
to municipalities."
CO.MMISSIO.VICHS CHOSEN
OX NONPARTISAN dallot
The city commissioners are elected
on a nonpartisan ballot. Every effort
possible has been made to eliminate
politics. The candidates are chosen at
a primary to be held In August, everv
two years, and the elections are held
| in November. It is provided In the
| charter that no candidate for office of
city commission shall make any per
sonal canvass among the voters to
secure either nomination or election.
He may cause notice of his candidacy
to be published In newspapers. Names
are placed on the ballots by jJetltlon.
The candidate may not personally cir
culate a petition or by writing or
otherwise solicit any one to support
him or vote for him. Promises in or
der to secure election are prohibited.
Any violation of these provisions dis
qualifies the candidate.
The members of the commission re
ceive salaries of ?500 a year each, and
j are required to give bond in the sum
of 510,000 each.
The commissioners are required to
! meet once each week. After election
they organize by electing one of their
members president, and he Is also
known as the Mayor. The Mayor Is
so designated for the purpose of sign
ing ordinances.
The city commission appropriates
moneys and directs the expenditures.
TAX BIDGIOT COM3IISSIOX
FIXES CITY'S IXCOMR
The taxes of the city are levied by
a tax budget commission, which is com
posed of the county auditor, the county
treasurer and the county prosecutor.
No city official has any hand in the
Anal fixing of the 16vy. The city com
mission arranges the budget, making
known the amount of money that will
be required to operate the city for
tho coming year, and the tax budget
commission, basing its work on this
proposed budget, fixes the levy. Some
times the city gets what it neks and
sometimes it does not.
The city commission determines t'.e
character of improvements, and it is
up to the city manager to see that they
j are carried out properly.
The old party primary system has
been cast aside. Under tho old plan
of government, nominations were made
at party primaries, and evory two
years the city had to go through
heated political campaigns, in which
charges of corruption and the like wore
made. This was one .of tho reasons
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
SOUTIfERN RAILWAY'S VACATION
Excursion. August 10. to Aahevlllo,' Lake
Toxaway. Uc. Sea display ?4. page 9
COURTHOUSE RING
i ALLEGED BY POWELL
Charges Against Judge R. H. L.
Chichester to Be Heard
To-Morrow.
SITS IN FREDERICKSBURG
:
j Committee From House of Dele
gates Will Examine Many
Witnesses.
To 'lUfcmlno whether Samuel P.
Powell, lawyer and legislator, flred a
cowardly shot at the character of a
member of the Virginia judiciary ?r
rendered a signal service to the Com
monwealth by exposing; a corrupt
Judge. a rouit created by the House
j of Delegates will be convened In Fred
i ericksburg to-morrow to hear and pass
j upon the evidence that will be offered
i to sustain the grave allegations with
j which the accuser has branded Judgo
i R. II. Li. Chichester, of the Fifteenth
| Judicial Circuit, iccreant to his oath
j and guilty of misfeasance and mal
i feasance in office.
j The special committee appointed by
j Speaker Edwin P. Cox consists of Wal
| tcr Tanslll Oliver, of Fairfax, chalr
I man; John W. Stephenson, of Bath; E.
! V. Barley, of Boutetourt: I. E. Spatlg,
' of Brunswick, and T. C. Commlns, of
King William. Fraught with porten
tous meaning will be the verdict ren
dered by this select court to the next
Legislature. Substantiation of a con
siderable part of the many charges
made by the Spotsylvania delouate will
mean the Impeachment of Judge Chi
chester, his removal from the bench,
his disgrace and shame. Vindication
for the accused jurist must bring upon
his accuser the contumely and scorn i
of the people of Virginia.
nilAMATIC SCB.M3 "WIIRV
CIUnGES WEIIE 1<A IWCIIKD
Jt was on a gray day In last March,
In the closing minutes of the morning
session, that Delegate Powell, of Spot
sylvania County, launched his denun
ciation of Judge Chichester. The ut
terances of the speaker created a pro
found sensation. Ills attack upon the
! character of the Jurist ivas apparently
! not premeditated, but an emotional out
burst provoked by the heckling to
which he was being subjected by sev
eral members while he had the floor
and was speaking on a proposed
amendment to the tax bill creating
local boards of review.
Delegate Powell was an antlsegre
gatlonlst In the memorable. struggle
over the adoption of the new tax code.
He waB arguing against the provision
subsequently adopted which vests cir
cuit and corporation court judges with
authority to appoint the local boards
of review. His arguments had been
repeatedly challenged by his oppo
nents on the segregationist side, and
the member from Spotsylvania was ap- '
i parently laboring under excitement,
I when he burst forth suddenly with his
| accusations.
"I know from my own personal ob
servation and experience," he said,
"that It is not safe to Intrust some
members of the judiciary with this
power. I know that some of them
would use it to serve their own po
I litical purposes.
PflWRIiTi nKITRnATES
CHARGE AG4IXST CHICHKSTKH
The sixty-odd members, who hail been
giving but listless attention to the
speech of the member from Spotsyl
vania, now turned toward him glances
that bespoke awakened interest, at
tracted by his impassioned tones.
"I know that the judge in my own
circuit, the Fifteenth, is in the habit
of packing county boards," was the
next explosive utterance, of Mr. Powell.
The sixty-odd members sat for nn
instant as if petrified, grazing with as
tonishment upon 'he accuser. The next
moment half a dozen members leaped
to their feet. A vocal pandemonium
ensued. "While the Speaker shouted
in stentorian voice for order, Judge
Martin Williams, Democratic floor lead
er, left his seat, striding forward into
the aisle in front of the Speaker's
chair. Pacing Mr. Powell, Judge Wil
liams demanded:
"Do we understand the gentleman
from Spotsylvania to say that the
judge of his circuit has been guilty of
packing electoral boards?"
The commotion subsided instantly.
Almost breathless silence prevailed. In
more subdued tones. Delegate Powell,
a grim smile on his youthful-loolcing
face, replied, very slowly and de
liberately:
"That is exactly what I said, or what
I meant, anyway. I want to say, too,
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Richmond
Merchants
Announce a genuine
midsummer carnival
of bargains in litis
issue of The Times
Dispatch. Read the
advertisements care
fully and make up
your list in time for
an early start on Mon
day. It is a golden
opportunity, and as
snch demands active
attention.
7^jor- tfcsG^/2-Z,. Cx^ot t G^KiooS.S.v
CHICAGO, August 7.?Major-General Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff of
the United States Army, to-day halted a few hours in Chicago on his way
lrom Washington to El Paso, Tex., and said he was confident of his ability
to do much in bringing the warring factions of the Southern republic into
agreement. * ? ??? ?
"1 do not want to say anything about success," he said, "but I feel
optimistic."
MACHADO NEW PRESIDENT
OF PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC
Elected oil Third Ballot by Majority
of 134 of 370 Members
Present.
POPULAR WITH ALL CLASSES
Prominent for Years in Public Life]
of His Country, Having Served in
Several Cabinet Positions?Once
Served as Minister to Washington.
LISBON, August 6 (via Paris. August I
7).?Barnardino Machado was elected i
by Congress to-day President of tho j
republic of Portugal.
, Senor Machado, who was supported
by the two principal parties, was
elected on the third ballot by a ma- I
jority of 134 of tho 379 members
present.
Tho new President is popular with
all classes in Portugal, and, although '
large crowds assembled outside tlie ,
chamber to await the action of l'arlia- i
ment, his elect'.on generally was con- i
sidered a certainty.
Senor Machado has been prominent ?
for years in the public life of Portugal, j
having served his country as Premier, ,
Provisional Minister of Foreign Af- 1
fairs, Minister of the Interior and ruin- (
ister to Brazil. He has been consid- j
ered the foremost man in the Bepubli- j
can party, and before the overthrow of j
the monarchy was regarded as the j
logicnl choice of that party for the j
presidency. In January, 190S, lie was
accused of conspiracy against the
crown, but the charges were never
proved.
When King Manuel IT. was de
throned and the republic proclaimed on
October 5, 1910, after a short revolu
tion, Senor Machado was appointed
Minister of Foreign Affairs in the
Cabinet formed by the provisional gov
ernment. The following year lie was
a candidate for tho presidency, but,
notwithstanding his prominence, was
defeated by I>r. Manuel Arriaga, whom
he now will succeed. Four months af
ter his defeat he was appointed min
ister to Brazil. In February, 1914, ho
was asked to form a new Cabinet, and
was successful in his efforts, but he
and his ministers resigned ten months
later.
The now President, who is sixty-flvo
years old, formerly was professor of
philosophy in Colmbre University, but '
was ousted because he joined tho anti- |
clerical movement. Ilo is an excellent i
speaker, and has been regarded as i
strongly pro-British.
One of the Interesting stories regard- !
Ing Senor Machado Is that ho served |
as Portuguese minister to Washington |
in 1900 and 1901 under the name of j
Marquis do Santo Thyrso, but was re- j
called because ho made a premature an- i
nouncemont of President McKlnley's I
death, which resulted in Lisbon send- j
Ing messages of condolence four or five
days before tho President died. After
his' recall, according to the story, he
dropped tho title, which was of papal
origin, and resumed his fntnlly name.
The President of the republic is
elected by joint vote of both chambers
of Parliament for a torm of four years,
> and cannot be ro-electcd.
His Victory Ts Regarded ns Virtual
Defeat of State-Wide
Prohibition.
ESTIMATED MAJORITY, 20,000
E. P. Morrow, Republican, and
Fred .1. Rrexler, Progressive, Also
Named in Primary as Candidates
for Governor.
LOUISVILLE, ICY., August 7.?Form
er Congressman A. O. Stanley, Demo
crat; E. P. Morrow, Republican, and
Fred J. Drexler, Progressive, were
nominated for Governor In the State
wide primary held in Kentucky to-day.
Stanley's majority is estimated at '
20.000; Morrow virtually had no oppo
sition, and Drexler was unopposed.
Mr. Stanley was nominated over
Lieutenant-Governor Edward J. Mc
Dorinott and IT. V. McChesney. His
victory is regarded as a virtual defeat
of State-wide prohibition. Mr. Me
Chesney was running on ;v platform de
manding passage by the Legislature of
a bill placing before the voters a con
stitutional amendment to substitute
State-wide prohibition for the county
unit law, or local option. Mr. Mc- I
Dermott also favored the county unit \
law.
It was indicated when the polls
closed at 4 o'clock that slightly less
than a normal vote had been cast
throughout Kentucky in to-day's gen
eral primary.
Chief Interest centered in the Demo
cratic gubernatorial nomination, for
which a warm race had been waged by
Lieutenant-Governor McDermott, of
Louisville; former Congressman Stan
ley, of Henderson, and Mr. McCliesney,
of Frankfort.
There were few contests for the Re
publican nominations. Progressive
nominations were made without con
tests. E. P. Morrow, of Somerset, and
I,att F. McLonglilin, of Madisonville,
sought the Republican indorsement.
At Jackson, in Ttreathltt County, two
men wero killed and another seriously |
wounded.
TWO 1)10AD, OXIC WOrXDKI)
IN KI.HCTIOX DA V MOT
LEXINGTON. KY? August 7.?Re- j
ports from Breathitt County to-day say
that Grover Blanton, a leading Demo
cratic politician of the county, was
mortally wounded, while Martin
Clements and Elihu Allen, Republicans,
are dead, as a result of an election day
riot.
GARRISON APPROVES PLAN
To Enlnhllnli Army Transport Service
Returrn \>w York nnd Canal '/.one.
WASHINGTON, August 7.?Secretary
Garrison has approved a plan to estab
lish an army transport service between
New York nnd the Canal Zone. The
transport Summer, just overhauled In
New York, will make' the first trip
southbound. The transports will call
at Galveston to enable tho War De
partment to supply army posts In
Toxas.
RUSSIANS NOT YET
OUT OF NET SPREAD
TO ENTRAP THEN!
Remain Close to Warsaw to
Contest Effort of Enemy
to Cross Vistula.
RESISTANCE REPORTED
BROKEN BY GERMANS
Very Little Change in Other Sec
tions of the Polish
Salient.
UVEIjY FIGHTING IX WEST
Fall of Gorizin, Reforo Ttalinos, Is
Said to He Immi
nent.
Safety of Russians
Is Not Yet Assured
TIIAT the nrmlen of Grand Dnke
Mrhnlnn, after cvnruntlnK War?
niiit In nn orderly mnnner. nre not
yet out of the menh nprend l?y the
Hermann to eut off their encape to
the onutirnril In indicated in H^snlnn
otTlclnl reportn, In which it in nnld
?i larRO pnr( of the Ilttnnlan army
remnlned done to the l'ollnli cnpltul
to content any cllon >>f the Hermans
to cronn the VlntnlH In purnalt.
In the nienntlme, the Hermann
north of (he I'ollnh cnpitnl who are
Inventing the Itnnnian fortrenn of
.Vaviicrorfricmk, which linn heendeft
to IIm own renourcen, have pene
trated nn far an the Xnrew Rivet,
while to the noutheant of "Warnaw,
between the Ilujc and the Vlntnla,
the Teutons nnnert they have forced
the Itunnlann to evacuate their po?
nitlonn near Ilu.xkowoln.
On the northern end of the
cantern hiittlc front I'etrograd
clnimn the Hermann have received
a check to their enveloping move
ment In the region of ItiKn, the Ilal
tlc capital, where the Hunnlann nay
the Invader* have heen driven hnck
on Mitau. I'etrograd alno intimaten
that the Teutonn for the time being
have nluindoned their eftortn in ,the
directlou of Illga- nnd arc turning
their nttention to ntcm n Itnnnian
flanking movement from the direc
tion of Poiilewonch. The rvniMintlon
of IllRn hy the civil populntion,
however, contlnurn npace.
In France a spirited engagement
hetvreen the Heivunnn nnd French
with hand Rrenndcn in the Arnonne
forent in announced in n French
olllclal communication, which alno
reportn lighting with hand grenade*
nnd lioinhn in the vicinity of Sonchex
anil artillery ducln In the region ol
Trney-lc-Ynl nnd llerry-nu-Ilac.
In Flnndern the Hermann claim to
linve forced the Belgian* to evacuate
nomc portions of their advanced po
sition* over the Vncr Hlver, nouth of
Dlxmtlde.
LONDON, August 7.?The German of
ficial report to-night claims thnt the
re.H'stnnee of the Russians has been
broken between Lomza arul the mouth
of the Bur River. Thus, whether the
Russians have been defeated -oV^have
fallen back voluntarily to a new posi
tion, one of the bitterest battles that
lins been fought since the commence
ment of the war has ended.
For just three weeks the Germans,
under the supreme*,command of Field
Marshal von Hiiulenburg, have been
trying to forco this front, which usual
ly is referred to as that of the Narew,
and to cut off the Russian armies in.,
their retreat from Warsaw. That not
unlit tisree days after the evacuation
of Warsaw has this line given way.
leads British critics to the conclusion
that the Russian withdrawal was vol-'
unlary.
There is little change in tho other
sections of the Polish salient.
In Courlnml and Kovno, General von
But-low, with 340,000 men, is carrying
out sweeping flank movements much
on the same lines as those with which
General von Kluck opened the cam
paign in the west, though in different
circumstances, and In a much more
difficult country.
VOX III'KIjOW'S left wixg
MAKES Fl'IlTHER ADVANCE
General von Buelow's left wing,
which joins with the separate army
operating south of Riga, has made a
further advance toward Dvinsk, the
Russians retreating across the Jara
River, while his right Is approaching
Kovno, which, according to report, the
Russians already are evacuating.
Hereafter General von Buelow's prog
ress is likely to be slower. Between
the Jarew and the Dvinsk there fire
great swamps, while between Kovno
and Vilna, his second objective, lies
the Niernen River to tho south, and the
Sventa and many other streams to the
north and east, all of which lend them
selves to defense.
The besieged fortress of Novo
georgievsk. at titer junction of the Vis
tula and Narew* Rivers, the most west
erly place retained by the Russians,
.still holds out, although the Germans
claim to havo captured one fort.
There hns been some lively fighting
in the western theater, but nothing of
outstanding importance has been re
ported.
According to an unofficial report, tho
Italians have rendered themnelvea
masters of the summit of Monte St.
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