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?See His Immilablc Cartoons on I he T.-D. Sporting Page $?icIjtnoni> STitnes -Bisiraf cl| Sketches From Life See Temple's Human Interest T.-D. Pictures Daily 66th YEAR VOLtMK AO \r>iiiioit yor. RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, JULY 24, 1916. - l'KN PAGES ffiEB ?CLOUDY PRICE, TWO CENTS. Hope to Prevent Bremen Entering or Deutschland Leaving. SOME CONCERN FOR SAFETY OF SECOND SUBMARINE v>i:; lit seers on Land and Sea Wit ness Unusual Activity of Ships on Guard. < l.osr. T<> THKKK-MII.!-: I.IMIT I i<?ig|n?.f jii italtimoio .May Attempt !<? Leave via Cape Cliarlcs In stcari of Cape Henry. '?ItKOLK, VA.. July ~Z.? I'redic ' 'i:' from German i-'iiiivi'.i thai the ? w submersible Bremen, f-11 r- r ship ' ? th<- 1 .<cutK<*hl>in?l. wiiilO attempt to ' 'er t >i?? rapes near lore t?)-'Jay were i"i? borne out. t<. the U< . ii ili.-a jipoint ?'om of allied \\.,| h.;i itc\v.< aii'l t Mpht-peers tin land iikI sea. patliered m Cape Honry ! !??}??? Mill is ?>x 'T' ' by f <nir.-'-> that .i< * tit at*? I v pre dicted tlio corninp of the I >eut s.-hlatwl '-v/1 wenJifi ago that the Bremen still <??)'! appear .it an American port v-tUnii a day or two, but obviously Horn** ? onceru over h*'r whereabouts :s ' ?*int: felt :-*l|: h t-seers were amply t<-1 ?; i i < I for 11" ?' I r visit to 1114- ripis, hy \> :t tiov^im; ti,f. unusual :n-fiv|ty of tlio :* 'l warships in maintalmiL.- a iruatd ' prevent either the Bremen from ? '<r ?? i; nr tin* I >eut s. hi a r d from lea v - ?' ??' Cvidentlv news that the Bremen ? expected n:?ht ri';n hod the ? Uif d ships almost as <| i .? k 1 >? as it read along 11??* shore. and they w< ri* '3 ii t y throughout the n:plu with I -werful sear--hl ichts srannlnc eiery f ft of the <ap< for th* '? ~ undersea ^ *.hi:\t rm it.vm |V miii1 ? ?i.nsK 'r*? 'inii.r. mm-; uyliplit this morning found the J-re a t four-st ack ship, supposedly of ' ?*? Ire.;eh navy, hugging <dosely to i 'e I ree-rnile limit. A f. w lmur:i <' r her now could I seen going : "Ui;h drills both on tin- decka and tin superstructure Then, as the ?? leading vessels began to move out th?- harbor, sl-.e bopan stopping all them from friendly nations, and, ;? ppa rent 1 y, interropating their erews. f-everal times small I.oats were put off the warship and sent over to the I alted vessels ? 'raft about which the warship en ?rtained suspicion, however, stood lit ' ? j'hnnees of drawing nearer An at tempt to pet into communication with ? '?r during the afternoon from a tup f.i;>d an<l " a used her to j.ij t further ? ijt to sea 1':. -t-hoat < rew also had a busy r pht. Both Hie Virginia and Mar.v .ind pilots kept their strong starch cats working frequently in an effort t pick up either the Bremen or the Iieuts-hland No suspicious-looking craft wns permitted cot o>j? of their ? ip.it until its identity had been es ?11 ' ? hed l.i ort.i were ( urrent to-nipht that ???? I 'outschland plans to iome ?lown to apes unaccompanied >?y a tup has charts f.f all channels it Is ii;if!er.-'tood. and with the aid of a 1 : ? to point near the Atlantic shores. ! to he ahje t<-? make h"r way out ' ? ifety ' m i rsniuMi m\v viti:mi>t to \ k caim: < jiai<i.i:s prowinp suspicion, gainer! from l.i'n.- riailors along the <-apes had with "us interested in the safe departure o; the Deutschland, is that she may attempt to leave via Cape Charles, in stead of Cape Henry. It would be impossible for her to submerge In these waters, hut by this route she would . ,\a a much heit?*r i har.ee to escape ti.e warships than if she left through the regular Capo llenry channel. Pass ing through this channel, she might ? isiiv pass out to sea and submerge, unobserved by the allied ships which are paying particular attention to the rape Henry entrance. t.ol.lt lll(, I'AICT OK < AKCO ON Till: I HO L'TSCll I, A M) Hy niimiiii Itunvon. I;.\LiTI.MOHE, MD? July 23.?All the treasure ??f the Kronprinzessen T'ecile i- tucked away aboard the little preen undersea packet. the Deutschland. They brought it down from Boston, ' where the Cecile is interned, one day last week ?the dA> they pulled thoj screen of old freight barges around I the (torrnan submarine and took other | precautions. In small bags, hy rail,' she money came?$1,000,000 in gold?| and It was trundled aboard the i Deutschland and stored in secret com- ' partments. This is on the authority of a man who knows. Nameless he must be in the story j hut lie knows. ' ' They claimed it was nickel they ? were putting on the submarine, didn't they7" says tlie man. "Well, it was good old gold. And the reason they .ire not hurrying the Deutschland hack t . cermany with that gold is because they have not yet given up hope of petting insurance." "I guess that wouldn't be a grab fori those war boats that are hanging around outside the capes, eh?" b? (jueried. "They've got rubber and some nickel on that diver, all right, just like they say, hut the richest part of the cargo is the gold, and It's all there?every penny of the four mil lions." Vet there, is still another story or maybe It might he called a theory as to the delay of the Deutschland that differs materially from this tale of tho (Continued"on" ThirdPageTj ~~ ? No Tangible Trace of Bomb Planter Several Stories Told Policc That May Lead to Arrest of Guilty Person. SAN FRANCISCO. July 2.1.?A clay spent Iti shadowing anarchist head quarters and investigating rumors has brought to the police to-night no tangi ble trace of the culprit who yesterday vented his feeling against national de fense by timing a suit-case bomb and leaving it on a crowded downtown corner to explode and kill six and wound more than twoseore spectators and participants in San Kra nci<co*s preparedness parade. The death list to-day remained at six, although Thomas II. Turnbull, former manager of the Kamlly Club of this city, who suffered a fractured skull, lay at the Central Emergency Hospital witli Imt little chance for recovery. t ?f the score >>r more who were taken to the hospital, all hut Turnl.ull had been removed to their homes or other hospitals to-day An advertisement offering $1,^00, which will be paid any way you want ? it for the tip that will secure the arrest i and conviction of tlio parties responsi ble for the bomb" was inserted in local papers to-day by Hen K. Lamborne, of Alameda, brother of 1. H Dainhorncy one of the dead. Several tales were told the police to d?i\ that may lead to the arrest of the guilty person or persons M T f'endergast. ,,f Oakland, said he saw two men leave a black suit ? ?ase at the scene of the explosion a few minutes before the disaster. Me j was within eight fo^t of the bomb. I -Ml>' K ?' <"'ompton. or Chicago, who ; w.,s watching the parade from a hotel window across the street from the fata! i corner, said she saw a man on the ronf ' "f "ear-by building intently watching the corner a few minutes before the explosion. PRIMARY IN MAINE TO-DAY AroiiMccI b.v ? ontcat for SrlrclltiK ( nndldnte (or Sfjit In Senate. ' c-ai The Tlme.s-Dispatch] I'' 'ItTljA.VD, JIB,, July 23.?To-mor rows primary to select a candidate for 'he seat in the L"n 11oci States Senate ha? failed create any enthusiasm i.i tb'" State a: large. The Democrats have no need of enthusiasm, for the only aspirant on their side ?f the po j Iltieal fence i.? Kennetii C. Mvseli, clean of "iowdoin < c,liege. The Republican contest i>< between ex-Governor TJort M. Fernald, unci former Congressman I-rank !?, <. i. ? ii? c-small vote i? ex p.~ t. <1 I'ernald is a big favorite, but Guern sey' s chances look good to many. The geographical argument is in Guernsey's favor, for he comes from the eastern part of the State, which has gone shy on honors for many years. I'ernald, however, is better known, and, be sides, has the advantage of having run >'cond to Hale in the gubernatorial in Imaries in June The State ? election in September is tiie thing at which all eyes are turn el, and beginning next week, the State will be covered with spellbinders of both parties, who will urge the claims of Hughes and Wilson, as well as those of the lo.-al candidates. GIBBONS 82 YEARS OLD ( iirillunl I'asHPM Diiv ((iiietl.r nt IIIn Home*, Surrounded Ity KrleiiiU of V en m* Standing. '? ""! l" The Times-Dispatch J BALTIMORE. .MR,, July 2.1.?James ! Cardinal Gibbons was eighty-two years old to-day. lie passed the day '?tiittly at his home, surrounded by his friends of years' standing. N*o others were at the annual dinner to d iv in honor of the occasion, except the rreir.bers of the family of Joseph j Shrlver. the Cardinal s host, and two or three members of the Catholic clergy. In all. there were twenty around the table when bread was bro ken. At the head of the table to the right of Mr. Shriver, where Cardinal Gibbons has sat for so many birthdays, there were piled cables, telegrams and let ters of congratulation from all parts of the world. ANOTHER DENIAL MADE llerlln Snys Vellher Knitter \or Kron lirln/. Wan Damaged In JiiMiind llaltlc. KKKLI.V (wireless via Sayville), July 23?The semiofficial Trans-Ocean News Bureau to-day issued a .state ment denying the British claim that the German Dreadnoughts Kaiser and Kronprlnz were sunk in the engage ment off Jutland. British reports had intimated that both ships were sunk by torpedoes. The statement to-day is a reiteration of former denials. "it is absolutely untrue that the Dreadnoughts Kaiser and Kronprinz wove sunk in the battle of Jutland," says the statement. "A competent authority states that neither was even hit by a torpedo. "The Kaiser was struck slightly by gunfire and orie man was killed. The Kronprlnz was not struck and there was no loss of life aboard her." SMALL FIRE LOSS s la rl ling and Kncoiimginff Decrease Shown In Figures for City of Xew York. .MOW VOKK. July 23.?Fire Com missioner Robert Adamson's annual re port, made public to-day. disclosed the lowest lire loss do the city's history. budget was reduced for the first time slncc 1898. . There were 1.000 fires less in 1915 than in the preceding year. The total lire loss?J5,757,018?was nearly $| - 000,000 less than in the first vear after the creation of the pa|<] Ore depart ment. fifty years ago, despite the popu-. lation's increase eightfold. The per capita fire loss is now only $1.08. -----? 1 ir I ? v I I ] ? WHILE BATHING Dr. W. R. Hudson, Ober Hudson and Richard F. Berry Meet Death in Shenandoah. j THEIR BODIES RECOVERED ' Believed One Seized by Cramp and Others Die in Effort to Save Him. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 ' LUP.AV, VA . July 2.1.?Ober Hudson I and Dr. William R. Hudson, brothers, the latter having arrived irt l.uray last night from Washington, and their brother-in-law. Kit-hard F. Berry, a member of tin- law firm of Leedy & Berry, of this place, were drowned In i ! the Shenandoah liiver lour miles west ? of Ltiray. this afternoon. The three men were bathing In the i river when, it is believed, one of them i became a victim of rrainp. and in their 1 efforts to rescue him. all three of the i men were drowned. No one was with j In calling distance of the men. though Herbert Kauffman, who owns a mill ; near-by, witnessed their struggles In ! the river which was swollen from re cent rains. Kauffman saw the men. and. for a tlnse, thought they were i engaging in some of the antics that I are the pastime of bathers. Search for the bodies was begun at once, and the muddy condition of the water seri ously hampered those who were en gaged In the work. All of the l>o]ie? wore recovered la ! ter and brought to their homes In Lu ! ray. 'Die younget Hudson brother, I Ober, was about twenty-one years of ] sire, while r ?r. William R. Hudson, about two years his senior, recently i graduated in medieine and was prac ticing in Washington. He i-anie to the , home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Hud son, in this place. hist night to spend his vacation. Richard l!?*rr\. ,it>out two years ago -married Miss I'earl Hudson, sister of | the Hudson brothers. He was one of the leading members of the l.uray bar and iiad been Mayor of l.uray for several years. The Hudson and Berry homes are riot more than lf"> yards apart. i Mr. Berry leaves one child. Neither of the Hudson brothers was married. They are sons of the late H. V. 11 lit) - I son, ;i former well-known hardware merchant of Luray, while Borry was ' son of F. W. Berry, a hardware mer | chant of this place. Ho was a grand-I son of Captain R. S. Paries, a former I member of the Legislature from this count y. SIR WILLIAM RAMSEY DEAD Famous Scientist Who ilnil Added .Much lo World's Sum of Knowl edge, Dies In London. LONDON'. July 23.?Sir William Kainsev, K c B. the famous scientist, died this morning. I Sir William Ramsey was born in ? Glasgow. He had been a professor of ??hemistry at the University College, Bristol, since 1SS9. lie was sent to school at the Glasgow Academy, and subsequently to the university. While i at the University of Glasgow he went ? into the laboratory of an analysis and attended the* lectures of Lord Kelvin. Then lie went to the University of Tubingen for several years. After tak ing his degree there he went back to I England, and at the age of twenty-one became assistant to the technical chair , of chemistry, at what is now Ander son follege From there be went as ; tutorial assistant of chemistry to Glas gow University for sis years, when he was appointed to University College, Bristol. After the discovery of argon, j Sir William discovered helium, in cer i tain minerals' Next came krypton. ! He subsequently found neon, then ( ; xenon, only one part of which is to i i be found in TO.aOO.OOO parts of air? a fraction so infinitesimal that the ! whole quantity Sir William was able to Pnd during all his experiments would only 111! a thimble. NEW EVIDENCE FOUND Police Strong In llellef Tliaf Dentli of j >1 r*. lielster Ik Not Due to Accident. NORFOLK. VA.. July 23.?While de I dining to make public the details of ! their discovery, police officials to- i I night do not deny that evidence has j | been developed that strengthens their j ! belief that the death of Mrs. Z. E. I i Keistev, whose charred body was fount! ! I in the fire-wrecked attic of her home on last Thursday morning, was not i 'an accident, as at first believed. In declining to talk, the officers explain- | ed that all new facts developed would 1 be made public at the inquest to be j held on Thursday morning. Z. R. Kei- j ster, who attempted to kill himself ! following the discovery of his wife's body, in ty rocover. He shot himself j through the temple. i WILLCOX VISITS HUGHES j Discuss Certain I'linse* of TriitiHCoii tlnental ,'l'rlp to be Made liy Ite pllllllcnn .Nominee. BRIDGBHAMPTON. N. Y? July 23.? ' William 11. Wlllcox, Republican nation- I nl chairman, motored throe hours j through the rain and mud from Great Neck to Bridgchampton late to-day to confer with Charles 15. Hughes on certain phases of the transcontinental Hip on which Mr. Hughes will start August f>. Heavy rain fell hero all day. Mr. Hughes remained Indoors, missing his usual Sunday church service. It was announced that Mr. Hughes had received a letter, pledging sup port. from Chauncey F. Overflcld, of Halt Lake City, former treasurer of tlio . Democratic State Committee of Utah.} : t Ms BRITISH DRIVE FORWARD ON SEVEN-MILE FRONT (?eucral Sir I'ertal) Singh, leader of Indian forces fi^hlin); for allies, with his son and the Ilajah of Ilutlam. I.eft to right: Ilajah of Itutlam, Lieutenant-General Sir Pertab Singh, and his son. Sir Pcrtab Singh Is one of Britain's most loyal colonial sons. He is an Indian of highest birth, and is in command of the Indian force* fighting for the allies on the. western front. His son is also lighting on the western front. The Rajah of Knllam commands a body of Indian troops fighting for the allies. India has sent thousands of troops to the front to help the allies win their battles. The Indian troops came fully equipped ready for action. FUNDS ABE NEEDED FOR SUFFERERS FROM FLDOD Tho Times-Dispatch Will Receive Contributions for Relief in Carolina;*. DR. HOI Hi MS APPRO VMS PLAN Money Will Rc Ivvpended 1'nder Di rection of North Carolina Society of Richmond?North Wilkeshoro Hank Tells of Conditions. Flood Warnings Issued for Carolina Rivers WASHINGTON, .Inly lilt Flood YYiirniiiK* ii ix 111 n hnw lu-rii ixNuril for the rl\iTN of South C'lirolliin, Ilie W'rmliiT litiresiii iiniiouiicctl to night. ItnliiM which have fallen K'n rrnlly tliroup;liolit Hit* Aliunde nnd I'.usl (iiilf SIiiIcn will continue Moti dny and 'I'lirKilaj In portion* of the CnroliuiiN, mill l-'lnrldu. and on Mnn ilwy In (irorKiH and Xlnlininn. fol loivril l?y genernlly fair wnithrr , Tuexd ny. Fully aware of the distress and suf fering caused by tho floods, which have I swept the western portion of North Carolina, Dr. J. Allison Hod ices, presi- ? dent of the North Carolina Society of ! ichmond, announced last night that his organization lias already taken what steps may l>e necessary to <b> a por tion of relief work which has already been undertaken by various sections of the country. Any contributions which residents of this city may wish to give to aid in this work will be re ceived and acknowledged by The Times-Dispatch and turned over to the j North Carolina Society for distribution. J "The North Carolina Society appro- I ciates any movement to give aid to the i sufferers in tlx- stricken area, and will co-operate in all possible ways to that ; end." said Dr. Hodges. "The members: are. personally and fully aware of the dose, relations between Virginia and Notth Carolina." (iovKHM)it < h.\i<; issi i:s AIM'KAI. I'OK ASSISTA.VCK An appeal for aid has been issued in a formal proclamation by Governor Craig, of North Carolina, who states that along the western streams, large j and small, the Hoods have swept away j not only the homes and growing crops, j but even the lands tin msclves of bun- j dreds, if not thousands, of North t'iiro- j linas citizens. "They are in distress,"! says the Covet nor's proclamation, "and ! many of them are utterly destitute and j helpless. Their all has been swept away in a night." One of the clearest statements of actual conditions in Western Carolina is set forth in the following letter re ceived yesterday by II <*?. Proctor, man ager of the ichmond Country Clearing House Association, from the Hank of North Wilkeshoro, North Wilkeshoro, N. C.: "In order that you may be fully ac quainted with the conditions we are facing on account of the. llood of July '5, we desire to give you tho following facts: "Wo have had no telegraph, tele phone or fallroad communication with the outside world in the last eight days. We have received no mall, ami all mail we have been able to send was by private messenger, twenty miles through the country to the nearest rail (Continue;! on "s'ccGnd' rase.") 4 Hughes Campaign: Lac l^s Enthusiasm; Leaders Worriedi Continued Peace and Pros perity of Country Make Situation Hard for Re publicans to Deal With. I Special to The Tlnies-1 uspatch. J WASHINGTON", July 23.?Charles IS. Hughes's campaiyn f.>r the presidency has slumped. There is n>> enthusiasm behind it and none, of thai substance in it that has hitherto characterized the fights which nominees of the Re publican party have made when they hail anything: like an even chance to win. Just what is Die matter with the Hughes candidacy nohody seems to know. A few surface circumstances may he cited to show why there has been so pronounced a reaction, but these scarcely explain the whole situa tion of furnish a reason for the dejec tion on the part of Republican leaders in Washington. It was only natural. of course, that the first-blush hurrahing of the lie publicans following the Chicago con vention should have subsided some what. That was expected. Rut it was not expected that six weeks after the nomination one would find evidences of gloom wherever Kepublii-an politician^ gather. At this stage of the game, it was expected that the shouting would be revived, and the men who are to lead the local fights should he ready and eager to ??pet at 'em." It is not to be doubted that the Mull .Moose defection is one of the factions contributing to the unpromising Kepub- j liean prospect. It was assumed by every Old Guard leader now in the bus iness that Theodore Roosevelt could deliver?bound and gagged?every im portant Progressive in the country. No: leader in the Republican convention at Cliicag'o seems to have dreamed for! a minute that the Colonel would or could lose his grip upon the Mull > Moose following. "S'l'.t \ I) CAT" l.KAPKits I \ 1)1 KIIKNT TO HI l.l. MOOSB j And in line with the idea, the! "Stand Pat" leaders took little notice] of the. Progressive convention. They were even contemptuous toward it. They | thought it was all well enough to al- j low the Progressive shouters to shout until they were black in the face. The shouting was not to bo taken serious- i ly. All that seemed necessary to do | from a Republican standpoint was to annex Roosevelt himself. The rest of the third party w uhl go along, it was confidently believed. Hut there lias been a decided dis illusionment within the past few weeks, a disillusionment which has af fected Candidato Hughes and his im mediate friends, and Colonel Roose velt as well. A violent revolt on the part of many leading Progressives against swallowing Mr. Hughes has eventuated. Leuder after leader. State organization after State organization, have served formnl notice upon the Republicans that thoy will not he hssdt'i ovir bodily to tiii uflxich-^ they started out four years ago to de troy. This l'rogressive flareliack is one of the elements in the Republican situa- i lion which has caused uneasiness, if not actual alarm. Hut there are others. And far up toward the head of one list is the fact tluit the American people are for peace. Nobody who circulates among men and women of all classes and conditions can lone remain in ignorance of the circumstances. .More over, Republican leaders have found out how the man of the street is think ing. and have learned at tin1 same time that said man is pretty certain to support the presidential candidate who has made peace possible for this country. The serious part of all this, from purely Republican standpoint, is that it knocks the props from under that party's assault upon the European and the Mexican policies of President Wil son. To every charge which Republi can orators may make against these policies comus the immediate and un deniable answer that Woodrow Wilson hap maintained peace with honor. This is not merely the Democratic politician's answer. It is the answer | of the men and women who are con I cerned in politics only in so far as j statecraft and administrations affect I their personal welfare. I DIPKICIU.T TO COMBAT SI <11 SK.VmilC.NT AS THIS i Republican leaders have undoubted ly come to realize the difficulty of en- i J gaging in a campaign against such a ] sentiment as that. They know that; it will be useless to debate such ab- ; stractions as are involved in the Ger-I man correspondence for instance, or j the negotiations with Carranza. They j I must promise something better than \ Wilson has given the country, if they j are to make an effective appeal for Hughes, and nothing better has yet j come from the councils jf Republi- j canism. From a strictly business standpoint,! the situation is not far different. Re publican candidates in the past have I had the active support of Hie great j corporations, anil this support is now being played for by Mr. Hughes. But the reports continue to pour into Wash-) Ington to the effect that the real bust- j liess of the country has not responded to Republican propaganda. And the reason is just litis: American business interests are now making good money. Some of them are making big money. The country as a whole is soundly prosperous. Every man engaged in trade, knows this. Every such man, moreover, fears that any change In government will be dis turbing. A Republican President might not create a panic or even overturn any established order, but if he did anything at all along legislative lines, he would necessarily create a disturb ance. And the- average business man seems entirely satisfied to let wall enough alone. These are some of the facts which have had an influence upon the Re publican campaign. They may not be determining circumstances in so far as the November result Is concerned, but they have thrown a very positive damp er upon the preliminary stage oC tha GERMAN DEFENSES NEAR POZIERES TAKEN BY STORM Fighting Is Carried Into Village Against Desper ate Resistance. NOW ASTRIDE HIGHWAY WHICH LEADS TO BAPAUME Berlin Claims That All Attacks of Haig's Men Are Repulsed. FRENCH LINKS HOLDING TIGHT Austrian* Retreat Toward Main Ridge of Carpathians to Ls cu|io Russian Menace Attacking alone a seven-mile front running from Thicpval through vil lages of PozicroH and Longueval to Guillemont. in the Som me. region of France, the British have captured tho outer works of Fozlcrep, according to the British official communication, l.ongueval also was taken, but th? Ciermatts. in a heavy counterattack, re gained the northern end of the vil lage. During Sunday the outskirts of Ouillemont twice, changed hands. The fighting, which is described as being of intense violence, continues from Po zieres to Ouillemont. Berlin is at variance with tho British official communication, declaring that along the entire line the attacks of the British were fruitless and that they suffered heavy casualties. Around Poziercs and Foureaux wood tho com batants cam? to grips In hand-to-hand fighting. South of the Somme Sunday was relatively calm, following strong at tacks on Saturday night against the French near Soyecourt. which Perls asserts broko down under the French lire. Tho Germans In tho Vordun sec tor, according to Berlin, liavo gained some ground south of Daml tup. Con siderable heavy artillery activity has been in progress at various other points around Verdun. The Austrians In it>e Carpathian i cgion. threatened with a heavy Russian ^ attack In the district southeast of Tata row, have withdrawn tholr forces to ward the main ridge of tho Carpa thians, tho Vienna War Office an nounces. Tetrograd reports tho cap ture of additional men and guns In this region. While unofficial advices from Petro grad give a report of a flve-mlle gain by the Russians in tho Riga region, the Berlin War Office says Russian at tempts to advance southeast of that city were broken up by the Germans, as also was a maneuver In which the crossing of the Styr River In Vothynla was the objective. On the other hand, Petrograd asserts that the Germans attempted an attaak on the Stokhod River in Volhynia, but were com pelled to retire and that an effort of the Germans to recapture lost posi tions near Smorgen, to the east of Yilna, proved futile. Fresh advances by the Italians against the Austrians in the Trento and Dolomites sectors of the Austro Itallan theater are chronicled in the Rome official communication, and fur ther gains by the Russians against tho Turks in the Black Soa littoral and further south, near Erzinegan, are re ported by Petrograd. Hol.n llOTfl SIDKS OK HO AD TO BAPAUME LONDON, July 23.?Australian troops have established themselves in Poisieres and have gained a position on both sides of the road' in the direction of Bapaume, in a new British attack. whi.h began at midday Saturday against the Germans on the entire front from l'ozleres to Guillemont. The Germans have, been putting forward their full strength in attempts to pre vent the British forces from reaching their third-line positions. Fighting of the fiercest character is in progress. The fact that General Tlalg has been able to assume tho ot'fenslvo so soon after the unsuccessful German coun terattacks of last week, in which very strong German forces were brought forward, is regarded as a good augury. At Guillemont and Longueval for tunes fluctuated, both places changing hands several times. Late to-night lighting was proceeding with the ut most violence. The German counterattacks recently delivered against the. French front have proved equally unsuccessful and the entente allies now are lighting >lowly in the direction of Combles, which is only two miles distant from U ullleiuont. According to a reliable estimate, the British and French togothe^ have cap tured. since July 1. moro than 26,000 prisoners, HO guns and hundreds of machine guns. Front the eastern frontier come fur ther reports of continued Russian suc cesses. General Kuropatkln has cut Field Marshal von Hlndenburg's line at several points, and, according to an unofficial report, has penetrated a dis tance of five miles. Russian official reports of th# opera tions In this s??ctor (Riga) are exceed- ,J Ingly reticent, but Von Hindenburg'* lino was considered the strongest on the whole oaatarn frafrt, and tilAt th* ?? '