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Our Woman's Page
The Cleverest af Fashion Cuts,
Useful Hints, etc.
Dr. Brady's J a Iks
Don't Miss Them?Something ?
Interesting Every Dai/
Arabic Case to Be Disposed
Of Before Broader Ques
tion Is Taken Up.
Every Effort Will Be Made to
Meet Views of Presi
dent Wilson.
Out of Relaxing Tension of Situ
ation Xcw Hope Springs
ASHINOTON', August 2H.?Count i
von BernBtorff, Gorman ambassador
here. will leave Washington to-mor
row for N'ow York to await instruc
tlonn from hie government. which he
confidently expoctH will lead to nego
tiations that will bring a speedy and
?wholly oatlnfactory conclusion to the
entlro controversy between the United
StateB and Germany over the question
of submarine warfare. Unless the sit
uation In Berlin wholly changes be
fore the dispatches are sent, the am- I
baesador believes ho will he authorized
to reopon Informal discussions with
Secretary Lansing to the end that a
note may he framed by the government
States 'Atlsf:lc,ory to the United
So far as the State Department Is
concerned, formal presentation of the
Arabic case to Germany awaits receipt
from Ambassador Gerard at Berlin of
the German Admiralty report on the
fromUn'?n ?f th* Sh'P' Dispatches
from Berlin to-night said the report
might be made any day or might be
delayed a fortnight The last of the
merman submarines operating south
of Ireland will not return to port be
fore that time. Until the admlraltv
statement is received, however, and the1
Arabic case disposed of, It is unllkelv
that a discussion of the broader r,Ues'
n ?f submarine warfare will he
hJr c,rcIes hcr* It Is firmly
Ih eV lhe Ber,ln government I
Is anxious to bring to a quick and
friendly termination the whole dls- I
cussion over the submarine campaign.
The visit of Count von Bernstorff to'
U nshlngton, acting on Instructions
from Berlin. Is viewed as conclusive
proof tuat the liberal element of the ?
German government has triumphed and
that every effort will be made to meet
the views of President Wilson as ex
pressed to the ambassador in an Inter- i
view soon after the Lusltania was de-1
As to the Arabic case. It was posl- 1
tlvely stated to-day that whatever the
*Crn'an Adm,ra,t>' report might be.
the Beilin government would give as-1
sura noes that Its submarine command- i
ere had received explicit instructions
wSLm PMsefnecr sh,P? be attacked
without warning. it is believed the
German government will seek to make
clear that as a national policy the'
warfare against passenger ships has
been suspended. Already offers of re
paratlon for American lives Jost with'
nnH "a k haVO hft0n :ra(3e '"formally, 1
and Ambassador Bernstorff feels that i
th? f".* .adJustment of m'nor details,
the friction between the two countries!
Is at an end. Out of the relaxing ten- !
slon of the situation, a new hope for i
peace in Kurope has sprung up Ger- !
man observers here have noted that i
there is a group m each country which '
sees possibilities of American media
tion behind the peaceful adjustment of
the American-German dispute. With
one concession won from the belliger
ents by diplomatic moans, the security
of the lives of neutrals on the high
seas?It is thought possible that other
proposals may follow with restoration
of peace as their object. Tho ascen
dancy of the liberal clement In Ger
many, It is said, lends color to that
view so far as Germany is concerned.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
WASHINGTON, August 2S.?The gov
ernments of the United States and Ger
msny are now engaged in diplomatic
negotiations which, because of the tre
mendous Issues involved, may properly
b* regarded as the most momentous of
their kind in the history of the world.
The goal at which they are aiming,
and toward which thoy are now prepar
ing to make the preliminary advances.
Is nothing less than the termination of
the greatest war the world has ever
The steps by which this situation has
developed are as follows:
(1) The United States mado demands
on Germany for satisfaction for certain
acts, reparation for tho loss of Ameri
can lives, and assurances that in the
future Germany should conduct her
submarin? warfare, so far as It affected
Americans, In strict accordance with
the recognized rules of international
(2) Germany's reply to this was an
attempt to justify her course of con
duct, but reserving her final statement
of position i 11 answer to this govern^
mrnt's specific demands. She took pains,
however, to recall to the attention of
the United States that she had noted
with satisfaction this country's pro
posals'made early In the war with a
view to paving tho way for a modus
vlvendl between Germany nnd Great
Britain for the conduct of the maritime
wa r.
(S) The United States then repeated
<Continued on Fifth Page.)
Stiecln.1 excursion COc round trio. Lv. Mnln
' 8t. Depot 9:J0 A. M. Lv. West Point 10 P. M.
Germans Attempt
Air Raid on Paris
Attached bu French Flotilla and
One nf Kaiser's Machines
Is Shot to Pieces.
PARI8, AuKUst 28 Pour Gormm
m"ltary aeroplanes attempted to mske
a raid on Paris this morning. They
were attacked by a French air flotilla
and one of the Gorman machines "as
fihot to plccos In mid air
::rr;! ,,h
c,U" r r.'.r.r' t
flotilla. and three of th? nch ,tlr
Planes wheeled about and"hTadcd?^
the German lines. ror
caped? but thf? ?ern,an machines ??.
pursuing u WaS out'1,B^nced by
rn[ i airmen and was r?d
d by bullets. It fen ^
the forest of llalatte. where the burned
??ri' lr "vi"",rB ??? f?u. >
bomb. T{] , ?"???"" n?
hoi"os .it Montmorenev. a town nt, ^
miles from Paris. Xo o,h^ w"s hurt
J ho batteries at Montmorency opened
in the haezeaer?P,ane8' bUt U
higher-angle fire in navy
Matter!** on Battleship ,0 Ue f;iv?
?-le*-?tlon of 30 Degxe^a.
WASHINGTON. AurusI ?* vr ,
a?teTwm?fb0AJlT,Can batt,e8h,p8 here"
will be Riven an elevation of 80
SrVi;'"*"5' ?"?""'?? present
'"?or close r. " -aid
available Information on naval en
sagemcRts 0f th. p~?.nn en"
offeot of th. k European war. The
of the change will be to in
crease materially the ranee of th?
q ?uns now have siifn
ss: oV.:^1, ?,:*.? r:
In bombarding land fortification's a
ilftane*. """" hUr'"1 a Sr"?;
taft praises red cross
,>R" Mrn,hrj"lllp <" Million. ??d >>n.
trnllty 1? Glvln*.
linm Tt FRAN*CISC?. August 21 Wil-.
Red C??? D?y Cr?" "
Exposition. He ".reS a
millions, m?re r??"V?":?Vrr.n,'P
s'vlng. Ho Americans for tieir
ready response to calls for rei.?7, J
" ben the Knrope.n "l/U? '
bodies, organized on the'Vpur'or't'bI
moment, while the "p or the
trhedwoTk h * ,ra'ned orSRn'I^tlon "to?do
.beJsSe',.":1;1 ph,?bl1",r?nr^1are
f--bTr oT?hr?v::;
crease of unnecessary expenses.
Plan. Shelter |.oplll?,10? ,
I?olnK Considered.
BOSTON. August 28.?Plans for a per
manent model city to shelter a popula
tion or ,00.000 to be erected at P*?.
outh. in connection with the celebra
of thi", 19;? ?' thC 3??th ann'versarv
iL , la"dinK of the Pl'Sflms, are be
nt? considered by municipal experts, it
was announced to-day
The Idea is to eliminate the waste of
money usual in the construction of tem
porary exposition buildings. Thev nro
pose to build a permanent city one
lndlwl.'h be flr<>prf>of and smokeproof
Tries 2?neS and Indus
Inspects Plant Where Destroyers Are
Hclnpr llullt.
RATH, ME.. August 28.?Secretary
Daniels arrived here on hoard the gun
boat Dolphin to-day to inspect the
plant of the Path Iron Works, where
th? construction of two torpedo-boat
destroyers was begun a short time ago.
The secretary was accompanied by
his wife and three sons. Thev will
leave to-morrow for North Haven
where a call will be made at the sum
mer home of Secretary of the Treasury
Bar Ha?rborater ^ ^ w,? to
Norfolk Man Meets Death on Stone
Monninln. Near Atlanta.
ATLANTA. GA.. August 28.?Wilson
Peld. of Norfolk. Va.. fell 400 feet from
the top of Stone Mountain, near here
to-day and was instantly killed. Work
men in a quarry at the foot of the
mountain saw him plunpe over the edpe
or the precipice on the north side of
he penU. 1 ris body was found after a
earrh of thirty minutes.
tei! fiuI>ponfi(l Re|d slipped while nt
precipice. '??k ?V" 'h,! <h?
Score of Persona Injured When Passen
ger and Freight Trains Collide.
BLUE FIELD, W. VA., August 28.?
Fireman T. M. Bailey was killed nnd a
score of persons were injured, several
severely, when Norfolk nnd Western
passenger train No. 1 collided with a
freight train at Gary, W. Va., late to
day. Engineer John Culleney Jumped,
but ho was hjirned severely by steain.
Sovoral passenger coaches were badly
Had Agreed to Celebrate Ac
quittal of Man He Was
Then Trying.
Detective Accompanies Juror
Lucas on Drinking Bout
With Accused Men.
The trial of John A. Porter: former!
police lieutenant of Hopewell, charged
with bribery, came to an abrupt end i
at Prince George Courthouse yester-1
day when Judge Jesse F. West sent;
K. S. Lucas. a member of the Jury, to
jail for contempt of court. Lucas, who
is a member of a well-known Prince j
George family, had gone to Hopewell j
Thursday night with several of the i
j principals indicted in the bribery in-1
vestlgation and agreed to return there j
last night to "celebrate Toner's ac- j
; Instead, Lucas will spend ten days i
j In the Prince Georges Jail and pay
' a fine of |50. Judge West directed
I that a mlu-trlal be declared and Por
ter's case was continued until Septem
ber 14. He was released on $5,000
No action was takenf against former
Chief of Police W. D. Henderson,
Tony Becese. cabaret proprietor; Sam
uel Saffer and H. W. Pollard, former
policemen, who were among the com
panions of Lucas on his visit to Hope
well. All four are under indictment
for felonies in coiincctlon with the
bribery and graft revelations at the
powder plant town. The rule, Issued
by Judge West against Lucas for con
tempt recites that they were much
interested in seeing the jury return
a verdict acquitting Porter.
The quartet are out on bail In
amounts ranging from $5,000 to $1,000
J each, and have been interested spec- j
. tators during the Porter trial. Juror |
j Lucas was seen in their company [
i Thursday afternoon at Prince George i
Courthouse, and Detective A. IS. Martin, '
| of the Baldwin-Felt6 Agency, attached '
| himself to the party, which visited
i Petersburg as well as Hopewell. Mar
| tin reported the circumstances to Com
I monwcalth's Attorney Timothy Rives
I and Special Prosecutor George E. Wise,
of Richmond, who took the matter up
with Judge West.
All the evidence in the Porter case
had been concluded Friday afternoon,
and the attorneys were preparing to
argue the case yesterday morning
when Mr. Wise requested that counsel
for the defense Join the court and at
torneys for the Commonwealth In a
conference. After a lengthy session,
| during which the rule against Juror
Lvcas was prepared. Judge West made
the announcement, which brought to
light another of the many sensational
episodes which liav followed since the
veil was torn from lawless conditions
at Hopewell less than a month ago.
Before calling Lucas by name. Judge
West stated from the bench that he was
called upon to meet a condition with
which he had never had to contend in
his twenty-three years on the bench.
He mentioned that a member of the
Jury had so conducted himself that It
was necessary that the court should
take cognizance of and resort to dras
tic action.
The Jurors looked from one to the
other, but Lucas gave no sign of guilty
knowledge. He was called to the bar,
and, after the rule had been read to
him, he was asked if he had anything
to say. He did not appear moved in
the least hut more like a man dazed,
and seemed not to realize the situation
at all. Lucas made a general and half
hearted denial that he had done any
thing improper.
I When Judge West asked him if he
i had any witnesses he wished to be
I heard, he glanced around the court
room and pointed out Detective Martin.
"I believe that man was there," he
Attorney Harrison Wilcox, of Peters
burg, who has been retained to defend
Henderson, was called to represent the
accused juror. Mr. Wilcox asked that
the court bo as lenient as possible with
the offender, and pleaded extenuating
circumstances. Clerk W. D. Temple
also made a statement in behalf of
Lucas. He said he had known him for
years, and did not believe that he had
deliberately acted in such a manner.
Judge West, in Imposing sentence,
reiterated that such conduct was with
out precedent in his courts, but that
he would not give Lucas the maximum
United States District Attorney Rich
ard H. Mann and R. T. Wilson, of Pe
trsburg. Porter's attorneys, made no
The rulo against Lucas recites that
on Thursday Juror Lucas left Prince
George Courthouse, nfter the adjourn
ment of court, and went to Hopewell,
whero he drank liquor In company with
W. D. Henderson. A. H. (Tony) Becese.
Samuel Saffer and H. W. Pollard, who
are under indictment for felonies and
"muoli interested in the acquittal" of
Porter; and that the liquor was fur
nished by one Mike Lid as at the request
of Henderson.
It is also stated that Lucan "did plan
and agree with the Bald Henderson, Re
cese, Saffer and Pollard to celebrate the
acquittal on Saturday night, August 28,
of the said Porter, it being understood
that the Jury (of which Lucas was a
member) would return a verdict of not
guilty." Another count in the rule
charges that Lucas accompanied Rocese
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
$0. Ashevllle and return September 3; 1.S
day limit. Inquire Southern Railway, 907
Ea?t Main,
Corporation Counsel of New York
City Becomes Counselor of
State Department.
Will Bring to Post Expert Knowl
edge of Law and Wide
WASHINGTON,' August 28.?The b?
lectlon of Frank L. Polk, corporation
counsel of New York City, to be coun
selor of the State Department was for
mally announced to-day by Secretary
Lansing. The Prosident has tendered
the - position to- >Cf.M*<4lk, who h ad " ted"-'
Mr. Polk will succeed Mr. Lansing,
who became secretary on the resigna
tion by William Jennings Bryan last
June. The counselor's ofllee has been
vacant since Mr. Lansing took his place
in the Cabinet.
While John Bassett Moore was
counselor he acted for the secretary
in all matters in the latter's absence
from Washington, and the rule con
tinued in effect while Mr. I>anslng held
the post. Diplomatic callers were re
ferred to the counselor, and when mat
ters of pressing importance were pend
ing, such as the correspondence with
Germany over the Lusltanla case, the
counselor was called into conference
in Cabinet meetings. While it has not
been definitely decided, it is very cer
tain that the rule will continue In
effect after Mr. Polk ?akes office.
Mr. Polk will bring to his post In
Washington an expert knowledge of
legal principles and a wide experience.
He has an excellent record as a lawyer
of the highest type.
The new counselor is the son of Dr.
William Mecklenburg Polk, dean of the
Cornell Medical School; the grandson of
the Confederate Bishop-General Leonl
das Polk, and the grnndn<vphew of
President James K. Polk.
Mr. Polk was born in New York in
1871, and was graduated from Yale
In 1S04. lie studied law at Columbia
Law School, from which he graduated
in ISO". Mr. Polk went to the Spanish
war with Troop A and became assistant
quartermaster under General Ernest,
with the rank of captain.
In Mayor McClellan's administration
Mr. 1 ?oik was appointed a member of
the board of education, and also of the
Municipal Civil Service Commission, of
which he became president. For two
years he was in the law office of
Evarts. Chonte & Boaman.
In 100S Mr. Polk married Miss Eliza
beth 10. Potter, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Potter, of Philadelphia.
They have three children.
Mr. Polk was treasurer of the Bu
reau of Municipal Research during
Mayor McClellan's administration. Later
he was a member of the law firm of
Alexander, Hatrles & Polk, 32 Nassau
Street. He has always declared that
lie was an independent Democrat. He
was a member of Thomas Mott Os
borne's Democratic League in the early
days of the Dlx campaign.
In the spring of 1912 ho was regarded
as President Wilson's choice for col
lector of the port of New York, which
finally fell to John I'urroy Mltchel.
Lute in January, 1014, Mayor Mltchel
appointed Mr. Polk corporation counsel.
Mr. Polk has long been a close friend
of Mayor Mltchel, and was sitting be
sido him In an automobile outside New
York City when a grievance-crazed
old man, Michael P. Mahoney, shot at
the Mayor. The bullet missed the Mayor
and struck Mr. l'olk In the left cheek.
Mr. Polk was removed to a hospital,
which he was able to leave a week
Three Special Train* I.enve Nfw York
for Trip Acronn Continent.
NEW YORK, August 28.?Throe spe
cial trains, carrying moro than 300
bankers from Now York and Now Etir
land, bound for tho forty-first annual
convention of the American Bankers'
Association, to l>e held In Seattle from
September 0 to 10, left here to-night.
Secretaries Garrison and Redfield,
It Is Reported, Will Tender
Head of Commerce Department
Resents Criticism Following
Eastland Disaster.
[Special to The Times-D'snatch. ]
WASHINGTON*. August 2S.?Reports
from apparently authoritative sources
that President Wilson is soon to lose
two of his Cabinet members are being |
given credence in certain quarters.
Secretary Garrison, it is said. Intends
to resign to run' for Governor of New
Jersey, and Secretary of Commerce
Redfield will get out of the Cabinet
because of the pent amount of criti
cism he received as a result of the in
vestigation of the Eastland disaster at
It has not been possible to obtain
from Secretary Garrison an ofllclal
statement of his Intentions. Once be
fore, however, when similar reports
were circulated the secretary Inti
mated that he Intended to servo out
his full term.
In well-informed circles It is thought
that the resignation of Secretary Gar- |
rison Is less of a probability than that
of Secretary Redfield.
The Secretary of War, it is well
known, is well pleased with his posi
tion and his work, and, besides, Is ex
tremely popular among the military
experts under him.
Furthermore, on account of his vigor,
his tremendous capacity for work and
his ability, he has attained an enviable
position of prominence in the Cabi
Just at this time also he is engaged
on the most important piece of work
that his department has undertaken
since he became the Secretary of
War?the preparation of an adequate
military policy for the United States.
This policy will be completed very
soon, and will then be In condition for
submission to Congress for the purpose
of having Its provisions enacted Into
Those who know Secretary Garrison
best are of the opinion It would be
unljke h|m ^o. grlv^ up his office Just
%lren his greatest tiisk was half com
pleted, leaving,It to the tender mercies
of Congress?a stage In Its progress
whore It needs most the aid of Its
There Is a strong Impression, how
ever, that Secretary Redfield has not
found things as pleasant as he would
like them since he went to Chicago and
took a hand In the Eastland Investiga
tion. It Is generally understood that
I'reBldent Wilson personally suggested
to Mr. Redfield that he return to Wash
ington nnd permit the authorities in
Chicago to attend to their duty.
At any rate, It Is known that the
criticism of Secretary Redfield on ac
count of his activities In Chicago was
distasteful to the administration.
Americana Gloomy Over Fate of Chrlut
ituim Good* Ordered In Germany.
BERLIN, via London, August 2S.?
American business men in Germany
are taking the gloomiest view of the
fate of great quantities of goods or
dered in Germany for the American
Christmas trade. They say that the
loss of these goods will amount to
Orders totaling about $50,000,000 for
such wares as toys, Bohemian glass
ware, bronzes, Christmas cards and
optical specialties had beon placed for
summer delivery. It is stated, this be
ing the usual practice In order to give
American wholesale dealers an oppor
tunity to place the goods. Tho articles
are all of a seasonal value, and become
virtually valueless unless delivered
Immediately. However, tho British
order in council, although not eft'ectlvo
when the orders were placed, prevents
delivery. The order In council also Is
playing havoc with golf supplies. Golf
balls and clubs are being exhausted
rapidly, and ardent golfers are ob
jurgating England and planning an
appeal to their fellow enthusiasts in
Lenvm I'ont-Ofllcc l)r|inrfmrn( to Go
to Department of Juntlce.
WASHINGTON, August 28.?Joseph
Stewart, Second Assistant Postmaster
General for the past seven years, hns
resigned, and he will bo succeeded by
Otto Praeger. postmaster of Washing
ton. M. O. Chance, chief clerk of the
department, will succeed Mr. Praeger.
Mr. Stowart has been retained by
the Department of Justice In litigation
now in the Court of Claims involving
rnllway mall pay. He was appointed
from Missouri.
Mr. Praeger, who is from Texas, was
appointed postmnster of Washington
by President Wilson. Mr. Chance Is
from Illinois.
Constitutionality of Mrnnnrr Questioned
l?y Dnhney White.
TYLER, TEX., August 28.?Much In
terest was manifested by cotton men
throughout the South to-day in a test
of constitutionality of the Texas ware
house law begun here by Dabney
White, secretary of the Texas Glnnors'
Association, and extensive owners of
gin proporty.
Mr. White claims the law is uncon
stitutional because it forces glnnern
and farmers to lose $l,r>OO.OOA annually
in sampling cotton at the gin without
receiving any benoflts, as samples have
proved worthless In trndlng.
Adequate Garrison (
for Canal Defenses
Coast Artillery Force at Panama
to Be Increased to Full
Strength of 28 Companies
WASHINGTON, August 28. ? The
Const Artillery force on duty at the
Panama Canal will bo Increased to full
strength of twenty-eight companies, or
about 2.000 men. It was learned to-day.
The maintaining of the big gun crews
at half strength in peace times has been
abandoned. Originally It was planned
to man them with fourteen companies,
under the theory that It was improb
able that tho defenses at both ends of
tho waterway would be attacked simul
taneously, and the canal and railroad
made rapid shifting of tho forces to the
danger point possible. Under the gen
eral readjustment plans of tho army,
full garrisons for the canal defenses
have been determined upon nnd It is
considered certain that a big increase
in tho Const Artillery Corps will bo
asked for when Congress reassembles,
as tho doubling of the canal force will
materially reduce the forces in terri
torial United States. Plans are now
before the army fortifications board for j
the equipment of new fortifications of j
the first class with slxteen-lnch rifles,
having a rango of about twenty miles.
It Is not proposed to substitute these
gigantic weapons for tho present
twelve and fourteen-lnch batteries: but
In all new works and when the smaller
guns are worn out and discarded, the
sixteon-lnch rifles will be Installed.
One slxteen-lnch rifle, ,bullt several
years ago. has been ordered Installed
In the Canal Zone defensos. It Is un
derstood, however, that a newer type of
gun has been developed by army engi
neers with increased range and strik
ing power.
Warned Not to Pnmli Inquiry Into K?y
?er Killing Too Far.
GARY, IND.. August 28.?Threats to
kill Chief of Police Helntz if ho con
tinued to Investigate )ho murder of
Rev. Edmund A. M. Kayser and the
alleged discovery of a plot to blow up
the Aetna Powder Company's plant at
Gary, where war explosives wore being
manufactured, to-day led tho authori
ties who were endeavoring to establish
a motive for the crlmo and apprehend
its perpetrators to strengthen their be
lief that tho slain pastor was a victim
of his pro-Germa- utterances and
Chief Helntz to-day received a let
ter warning him that his life would
be taken If he pushed the Inquiry too
far, The police official accepted the
threat lightly, and asserted that he
considered the missive a clue, intimat
ing ho knew Its origin.
Confe*iie? He Doe* Not Know Wliy War
In Being Fonght.
"I hnve read with great care tho hls
| tory of all the European countries for
the last 100 years, and I have read all
the stato documents Issued In connec
tion with tho present war, but I con
fess that I do not know why this war la
being fought," declarod Vice-President
Marshall In an address hero last night.
Speaking of immigrants, Mr. Marshall
"I believe in Inviting tho foreigners
of all nations to come to the United
States, but when they do come here
they must assimilate. If a man can
not concentrate on tho needs of the
United States, and take his mind off tho
country from which ho came, that man
should go back immediately. The re
cruiting offices aro always open In Lon
don. Paris nnd Berlin."
Government Issues Cook Hook for Pre
paring Bivalves.
WASHINGTON, August 28.?"Oys
ters: tho Pood that Has Not Gone Up,"
Is the title of the government's latest
cook book. Issued to-day through tho
Bureau of Fisheries. It contains 100
recipes for preparing tho bivalves, as
well as a little of their history, writ
ten by IT. 11. Moore, deputy commis
sioner of fisheries.
"An animal food which practically
has not Increased in cost for twenty
five years, nnd the production of which
has kept pace with the growth of
| population," Mr. Moore says, "is a pres
ent-day anomaly worthy of public at
tention, especially when Its price
brings It within tho reach of nil and
its excellence leaves little to be de
I sired. This is the case of the oyster."
fall for General Observance of Birthday
In Insiietl.
J NEW YORK August 28.?A cnll for a
general American observance of La
fayette's birthday on September 6 was
I issued hero to-day by a volunteer com
mittee, of which Myron T. Herrick,
! former ambassador to France, is hon
orary chairman. Inasmuch as tho an
niversary falls on Labor Day, the eom
! mltteo commends to public attention
the opportunity thus afforded to honor
the memory of n man through whoso
efforts "tho sympathy of Fiance for
the cause of freedom was given effec
tive expression" in tho struggle for
j American independence.
Stand* in Soaking Haiti to See District
\n(lonnl (iunrtUnirn.
WASHINGTON. August 2S.?Presi
dent Wilson stood half an hour In a
soaking rain to-day and reviewed the
District of Columbia National Guard,
which had Just returned from Its
annual encampment In Virginia. The
President wore a heavy overcoat and
rode to the review In his automobile.
He then stood on the wet grass to
watch tho militiamen.
Only W.Ofl Haltlmorf and Re-turn
Via. dellrhtful York River I.lne, Sept. 3-t;
rtturn limit Sept. 8. Apply P07 E. M&ln.
Leave Little or Nothing
That Might Be of Use
to Invaders.
Germanic Allies Still Attempting
to Smash Completely Mus
covite Army.
Activity of Airmen Continues at Sev
eral Points on Western
No Halt in Russian
Retrograde Movement
WHIM! Petrograd unofficially ex
pre?ie* the opinion that the
nnnnlnna are on the eve of dlggin?
tlirmnelvfM In and making a stand
on a nerr front, there are no Indica
tion* an yet of a halt in their retro
grade movement, or of any let-up In
the force of the Teutonic onrush.
The retreat of Grand Duke Nieh
olnn's armies from Brest-Lltovak
and the line to the north la being
harassed hy Field Marshal -von
.Unckenacn'H armlen and those of
Prince Leopold of Ilnvnrln, the lat
ter having penetrated the Bleloviesh
forest, while southeast of Blalyatok
General von EMchorn has pushed
eastwnrd aa far as the tovrn of
Nnrerr. In the north, however,
where Vllnn nnd Rrinak are at
stake, the Russians are offering a
stiff resistance. At some point here,
apparently, they have even taken
the offensive. Ilerlin declares their
nttacks were repulsed.
On the front In France the artil
lery and the airmen have been ac
tive, but Infantry sallies from the
trenches have been lacking. Berlin
snys that Krench air attacks on
Ostcntl, Mlddelkerk and Bruffea were
without success, and that in Mael
helm, Baden, three persona killed in
a bomb nttnek were civilians.
Little change In the situation In
the Dardanelles is Indicated by re
cent advices both ofllclal and un
Conferences are In progress be
tween government officials and
Welsh miners, among which thera is
dissatisfaction over the arbitration
award of the recent coal strike.
Several thousnuil operatives already
have gone out, despite the advice of
their leaders, 4,000 being added yes
terday to the number on strike.
LONDON, August 28.?The Germanic
allies hftvo not yet exhausted their ef
forts to smash completely the Russian
army. While tho Germans In the Baltic
provinces, under Field Marshal von.
Iilndenburg 'have again become aggres
sive, and are attempting to drive tha
Russians back to Dvina, the Austro
Hungarians, with the assistance of tha
Germans, have taken the offensive In
Southeastern Gallcln, and, according to
Berlin and Vienna, have succeeded In
breaking through the Russian positions
on tho Zlota-Llpa River, north and
south of Rrzezany.
Along the rest of the front the Ger
mans claim to bo gaining more ground,
but apparently they are as far as ever
from their main endeavor?the capture
or destruction of the Russian armies.
The latter, although pressed hard at
many points, continue their orderly re
treat, leaving little or nothing that
might be of any use to tho invader.
Some rear guards, which have been left
I behind with machines to retard the Aus
tro-German advance, have been over
whelmed and captured, but tho guns,
munitions and main forces invariably
have kept out of reach of the relent
less pursuors.
Whether the Russians will bo able to
make a stand in the new position which
they are said to have prepared, the next
few days should tell. There are reports
thai reinforcements are being sent from
the e?st to the western and Serbian
fronts, hut military writers express tha
opinion that so long as tho Russian
armies remain intact, it would be dan
gerous for the Austrians and Germans
to detach troops for operations else
There is no evidence of a German of
fensive in the west, while Serbian avi-?
ators report the Austro-German fore?
gathered at Orsova for a rumored ef
fort to force a way through Serbia and
ttulpraria, to render*aid to Turkey, is
not of the strength reported.
On the western front the activity oC
the airmen continues. Six German avi
ator? attempted an attack on Pari3, but
were driven off with the loss of one
machine, while the allies, apparently
tho British, threw bombs on Ostend,
Mlddelkerko and Finises. On tho dunes
at Mlddelkerko the Germans have some
of their most formidable batteries fop
uso against attacks from sea, while at
Bruges the objective of the airmen
would l>o the canal and docks which-are
used extensively by the Germans fox*
transport purposes.
Tho Balkan situation still creates *
great deal of interest, and confidence
is expressed that with Serbia showing
a compromising attitude. It will be aet?
tied to the advantage of tho entente
Serbia's replies to the allies have notj

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