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continue thetr retreat until the bank of the Alan? Is reachcd. HTNS MAKE IT LIVELY KOIl 1'. S. BRIDGE nCIliDEHS [By Ansoclated Press.] WITH THE AMERICAN ARMT ON THE VESLE. Tuesday. August 6.?The Germans appear to be determined not to permit American engineers to throw bridges across the Vesle. and as a re sult several American oincers have had thrilling experiences. Bridge builders had been eager to proceed with their ^'ork. despite the German Arc. and their officers have had to hold them back. , | Lieutenant E. P. Mall, of California, j on Tuesday was under cover with sixty > men on the south bank awaiting a lull in the German shelling in order to build a bridge. It was Intended to i build a foot bridge on the foundations of a bridge destroyed by the Germans a,id then to put up a larger structure. Rather than expose his inen Lieuten ant Mall, carrying two planks, startci out on an exploration trip by himself. The lieutenant reached the southern mer just as the German machine gun ners commenced a herfvy Are. lh. did not stop him. He tossed one plank into a temporary position and then put the other in place from the south pier to the pier in the middle of the river The enemy f.re becoming warmer. Lieutenant Mall jumped into the river and took cover on the north hank. \fterwards he reorossed to the south bank and rejoined his command amid cheers from the soldiers. M another point farther west of Fismes Major Francis R Newcomber and Captain James P. Growden during daylight felled a tree across the Vesle ar.d crossed to the north bank. Soon afterwards they had completed a foot bridge with the tree trunks as string ers. Newcomber ar.d C.rowder. had g^ne ahead of the bridge bur.ding gar.g to the position, and wher. the arrived they found the work weli started. The enemy discovered the foot bridge soon afterward and since has ( subjected it to a lively ftre REVOLT A3JOXG GERJI.VN i SAILORS BLOODILY M"ET i LONDON. August 7.?Humors of a i revolt by German sailers at W I'.he'.rr.s- < haven in protest against the continua- ; tlon of the submarine war are in cir- i culatlon. according to a dispatch to the Express from Amsterdam. It is re ported propagandists among the men incited sailors about to leave on sub marine cruises to attack their off.cers and surrender their ships or seek an opportunity to sink them ar.d set them selves interned in neutral harbor* More than fifty submarines are sa:n to have disappeared. Twenty-three of the ringleaders of the revolt are reported to have been arrested and sentenced to death. Mary others have been arrested at Kiel ar.d elsewhere, it is adJed. The correspondent who sends the re ports admits that the stories are con flicting and the facts difficult to ascer tain. The men behind the movement, the accounts state, are revolutionary sail ors who for some time past have been conducting propaganda with '.he ob ject of stopping the submarine war be cause of the increased dangers. . The recent resignation of Admiral von Holtzendorff as chief of the naval start is declared to have been connected with the scandal. Emperor William, it is added, has abandoned an intended visit to the fleet at Wilhelmshaven this week because of the ferment there. BEBTnELOTTS ARMY TOOK MANY GINS AM) SHELL* ["By Assorlat?il Pr*ss.) WITH THE FRENCH ARMT IN FRANCE. August 7.?The army o; General Berthelot. whoso opera had a marked effect In bring' r.g a hi: the retreat of the German Crown r-ir.-e across the Vesle by breaking down tVe eastern pivot of his line southwest of Rheima, effected heavy captures of material during the fighting. In one wood alono 300.0t'0 shells of heavy calibre were taken ii addition to immense quantities of other ma terial. This army gjso captured several bat teries of heavx.ar.d'field guns, which are being used against the enemy. Its heavy caliber were taken in addition to 373 machine guns, hundreds of light trench mortars. The army's bag of prisoners exceeded 2.000. LONG RANGERS CONTINUE BOM BAB IJMENT OF PARIS [By Associated Pr??ss.] PARIS. August 7.?The long rar.ge shelling of the region of Paris was re sumed to-day. BRrnsn retakeGnorxn LOST TO THE GERMANS [By Associated I'res-s ] LONDON, August 7?In an attack carried out this morning southwest of Morlancourt the British regained the ground taken from them b> :ht- G-r mans yesterday a I o n vr the Brayc--'"orbie Road, north of the Somme. The British line astride the Clarence River on the Flanders front has been advanced a Miort distance, says to day's War OfTice announcement. A few prisoners wer* taken during the course of the operation. The statement reads: "At an early hour this morning the British troops holding the sector on our front southwest of Morlancourt counterattacked and regained all of the more important portions of the ground taken from them by the enemy in his attack yesterday. All the objectives of our counterattack have been secured and a number of prisoners capturcd by us. "As the result of the action of our patrols yesterday ar.d during the ( night we have advanced our line a Bhort distance astride the Clarence River In the Lys Hector, and captured a few prisoners and two machine guns. A party of our troops successfully rushed one of the enemy posts last night north of Vieux Bercjuln (on the north side of the Lys tector). "The hostile artillery lias been ac tive east of rtobecrj and in the Merville and Dlckebusch eeotors." ALLIED OFFENSIVE BLASTS HOPES OF THE ENEMY [By Aasoelkt#?J Prest [ ZURICH. .SWITZERLAND, August 7. ??The German hope of ending war by a military decision before the arrival of the Americans was hlaqted by the re cent allied offensive, the Socialist v nowspaper Arbeiter Zeitung of Vlonn* points out In concluding a recent arti cle on the military situation. "All the explanatlonn and comments :?) cannot alter the' patent fact that In j DECISIVE CONFLICT TO COME IN SPRING Such Is Opinion Expressed by General March in Confer ence With Senate Committee, and Explains His Demand for Army of 5,000,000 Men. [By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON', August 7.?Backed by a reservoir of 5.000.000 American troops. Field Marshal Kocli, supreme commander of tho American and allied armies. is urup&riug to hurl tho en tire united military strength of Franco, Great Britain and tho United Slates against tho Germans on the western front in order to bring the war to a victorius conclusion in the shortest possible time. Next spring will see the terrillo conflict, already In progress on the Aisne-Vesle liue, in full swing with Koch's armies striking with all their power. This was the impression gained to day by members of the Senate Mili tary Committee who heiard General March, chief of staff, explain in execu tive session the War Department's reasons for asking extension of draft age limits to include all men between eighteen and forty-flve years of ago. They learned also that the dotinite decision to enlarge the American mili tary program to au army of 5.000,000 men was reached about July 30 and is in accordance with an agreement reached in I'aris shortly before thai time. The date when the I'nited States de cided to more than double the great j effort it already was making and to i bring its whole man power to bear itn- ? mediately, may be significant. General 1 Koch s smashing low which has Hat toned out the Aisne-Marne salient and has thrown the whole German front from Kheims to the sea into jeopardy, wai struck July 15, with American troops bearing Ihelr full share It appeared possible that the suc cess of that blow had influenced American officials who continuously save pressed (or a vigorous aggressive rampaign at the earliest possible mo ir.*nt and with attention concentrated en* the western front, to believe that enough could be done this year to pre pare the way for a smashing military triumph next year when the full American army becomes available. The period of time <c\ere.i by estimates for equipment and transportation for the troops under twe enlarged army plan Is understood to carry it up to next sprmc. TO 5E\D 3.COO.OOO (IVV.Ft AMI KKTAIN 2.000/KKI As the project ur.ierstood. al though no deta.'.s w-r* obtainable, it is contemplated to p'.*-e an army of substantially S.O^C'a" ; American trccps in Krar.'e before tr.* >pr r.s c.-.m.^a gn opens, tacked by : ir..r? at home, moving forwari a? needed. In ?his connection, intimations that the British have mace extracrdina-y ef forts to concentrate trccps on the western front .r. the '.i ft mcnths become increasingly significant. | Coupled with tIto French and Amerl i can efforts, thl% gives promise of such overwhelming forces in tho hattlo next ; year that a comparatively short anil I bitter light m*y see the Issue decided ; and the Oertnan army driven beyond tho Rhine if it is not destroyed in the , Held. In his midweek conference with newspaper men later in the day, Gen ! oral March dealt with the battlo situa tion in general terms and referred to I !ws appearance before the Senate com I mlttee only tto deny a report that ha I bad fixed the military program at I landing eighty-four American divisions j In France oy ntxt May. He had mwlo ) ro such statement, he said. The state | inents of General March as to the bat j tie situation follows: "When I talked to you last Satur day. 1 pointed out Just where tile llne3 i were at that time. On Saturd i> t!:o ! retirement proceeded at top t>p>:>.-d. cov ering a depth of tivo milfs on u twenty mile front. The terrain on tho west j.afforded an opportunity for qi<i-it movement of troops; tho "center was more wooaed and more diflicult for ad vancement. and the eastern portion of it still more broken by wooded r.tvine-j and streams which at that tlma were swollen by the rains. V1.I.1I2U TROOPS AltF. XOW AI-OXG HA Mi OK VKSI.E "The line of the Vesle River, as far east as Fismes, was reached on Sat urday. as has already born published. I'nited States troops entered Fismes i n Sunday. The allied Iroops are now Uong the south bank of tho Vesle in 1 have crossed over at many points, ?;<-? ?sig into the flat country on the other j-.de, but not taking the hills, which ars still crowned by Germans and prob ably strongly defended. I will say about that terrain, which 1 have been over, that it affords a very cood opportunity for deflnse. Ste-p i* ;opcs on the other side of the river rise to heights which are crowned un iyaestlonably by German artillery, and :nj.ke tho advance at that point quite difficult. "The salient which we haVo been n aking for the last two or three weeks no longer exists. The allied Ijne now : v.s !n practically a straight line from near Montdidier to Verdun." ^ The fact that the allied line fro:r Montdidier to Verdun has been straight ened out along its' whole length is re garded by many ollicials as furnishing a most satisfactory position from which *.o launch offensive operations of larg er sc.-'pe than any heretofore under i's- a. It :s evident that General Fnch "5 vigorously for complete ; . .'.'tm: -r. the Aisne-Vesle triangi-.-, aj.d with }- r a nco-American forces e. h t >i beyond the Vesle at several ; me c:ear.:.g out ef the triangio - ??? :?-: qj^::on of time. t hi? double of??-.s .v ? *>, ? g-*i~ cf 5- ur.i. ir.d cc-. fluently :> e only v:s' b'.r sign of success. ? on '.-t ill.ei side." '."he newj^ap: ?ay? "While It ;s idr.i that tiis t.;. tory does r.ot yet yossfs? a. -y itz.i.t? character, there jj or* res-It cannot be v\a'>.i ir. q-j ?tie strong moral ?T?r: prcidurei :y tie three German e"?-s.vts ifi.ti; A m:? n ? and Fit j- ? .?* be ?r. -tr=; e: elv destroyed. Tie ?!!:<? to*it- :.ivt ?. h i f * h o s f r. i rr. f . r. 5 ^ i r * ? ct r.11 * c 1. ar.'i whose s.b " :y :s r. -,o tst irferssr to ''at of I." ?*.*--: r"? rr V;- Klncer. - t.tirs Furthermore. t>.e or.'.- hope oi thc Germar.? ** ?: i t" e ~?.r t ~ ?ary w.-i,v bef*re t r.e Amtr ??: i r. '. -e > j? disappeared i? a rti .t -! :.-..s MWC.I.V* rATROI.5 NOW RLCON VOITUH I \ r. A 1 S \E ' >'y * ?! * -i ? - i ?: ? m. [ LONDON AU&-5'. 7 v? c. Mor.:-**!} ? General Mang.r. s army. op?ra*:rg on :he ^ *eterly Fide c* the Vesle frtnt. has thrown out patrols -x.-ieh are ?u;y ing themselves re:cr.r.*it?r:r.g the Aisr.e. F.euter's correspondent at Amerlcar. headquarter1 reports. The Intentions of the Germans re garding the r.- between tr.e VesM and the Aisr.e can only be conjectured, he continues The position Is rtrongly protected on the eastern Sir.k. and if carried only from the west tne allies woul d be under ?. r. u r. corn f or tab le !lr< from the Germans guns across the Alsne. A certain amount of delay is, there fore, possible, the correspondent adds, even though the enemy does not in tend -to make his final stand on the Ve.-'le front. KOL'It (illltMA V MACIIIVES SHOT IHiW \ IIV AM.IKS LONDON, August ' ?Four German machines were shot down by Uritihh (lyers yesterday and another was brought down in flames last night. the \Var Office .\tatement c-n aviation says to-mght. Inuring the las; twenty-four hours twenty-four ton- r,f bombs were drop ped by Ilritish bombing planes on va rious Herman trirg'-t?. The Hriti.-h suf fered no aerial losses. TWO DEATHS AND MANY PROSTRATIONS FROM HEAT (Continued From First i'age.) suffered from thermic fevsr, an aggra vated form of heat prostration, ur.d frcm the time she was taken to the hospital rui hope for h"r recovery was held. George Ilriggs, colored, of K.02 Deca tur Street, was overcome by the heat while working at the Tredegar Iron Works yesterday afternoon. He was taken to the Virginia Hospital. Last night his temperature was at 109 and attending physicians said that he was not expected to live through the night. | livery effort has been made to reduce his temperature, but without avail. Elizabeth Branch, in the rear of 116 South Third Street, was stricken with the heat yesterday afternoon and ! rushed to the Virginia Hospital. She ! is now suffering with the thermic fo ^ ver, which is described by physicians as being one short stage before death, without possible hope of recovery. Her temperature last night ran up to 110 and although ice has r>e*n packed about her Vend there is no sign of Irn I provement. She is not expected to ,survive the night I'OMCKMAV SIM Hit OVEICCHIIK IIV THIS IIIiAT Acting Sergeant G. w. Spurr was | overcome by the hrat yesterday morn i''11K about 10 o'clock while on his heat l :n Jackson Ward. He was taken to f Virg.n:* Hospital and latest reports ? -i'.f ?2i". fcjb recovery La only a rf a few tJsys. However. ?U.i ? *-s "it treated h:s condition was t: ij s*r.5 Km.s nor., of 3630 East ? S'.rtK. r"c-ctra!ed yesterday - E 'i'-' ?wcrktng at the Lower -t-! ;"*-5 ind wis taken home in an --:o-s condition in the city am Harry liieeks, who lives at Twenty ir.i l!*:n Streets, was stricken :y "?*?? |h*?: yesterday afternoon while f.KT.ar. on one of the river H? was taken home In a *r;o-js condition. s- Smith, colored, of 2S04 East street, was prostrated at P.rook ar.d the Seaboard Air Line ?. ro.rs:r.g He was treated and left. Ma.;*: Harris, colored, of $00 North Sixth Street, a mail carrier, was stricken while on duty, at St. James and P? r; Streets, yesterday after noon. H* was given emergency treat ment and taken home. Augustus Brown, colored, of 3017 U Street, was prostrated at Pifth and I.ouisiann Streets yesterday evening. He was taken home in a serious condition. Jo? P.eed and Cliff Urown, of 32t Larg Street, were stricken with the heat at 1500 Moore Street. They were treated and taken home. Comdo Smith, colored, of 116 federal Street, was overcome by the heat while working at the Shockoe Warehouse yesterday evening. Me was taken home in a seri ous condition. Horace Evans, col ored. of 413 Godden Street, was pros trated while at work at the Allen and Ginu-r tobacco factory. He was taken to his home in a critical condition. James <"iark, colored, of 90S Thirty second Street, was prostrated on the street at Eighteenth and Main Streets, ar.d taken home. Bertie .Sterrnan, col ored. of 613 North Tenth Street, was overcome bv the h<?Ht at her home. She a i given emergency treatment and left. M. Hudginff, 720 North Twenty-third Street, was prostrated at Ross and Gov ernor Streets. William Boss. R03 North Second Street, was prostrated at Seven teenth and Dock Streets. Percy Light ning. l."22 Claiborne Street, was pros trated at 2Pi.'l Park Avenue. John Jackson was prostrated at Pul ton yards Mary Epps, 2(><t South Fou shee Street, was prostrated Sam ( Johnson, 1114 Concord Street, was prostrated. Mary Gutters, 702 Hull Street, was prostrated. At an early hour th!s morning the city ambulance was st ill out on a series of calls. NEW YOltKKItS SWKI.TBK AS >11'.HCL'HY (iORS TO 102 NEW YORK, August 7.?No relief from the Intense heat was in sight for the Eastern district up to a late hour to night. according to a statement given out by the Weather Bureau here. The hot wave is moving eastward. Heat records were broken in four ? ?Hies to-day?Atlantic City, Philadel phia, Scranton and Albany. The fol lowing table gives the highest tempera tures recorded: Philadelphia. 106; Atlantic City. 102; Kcranton. 102; Albany, 102; Norfolk, 104. Washington, 104; Baltimore, 102; New York, 102; Pittsburgh. 100; De troit. 100; Toledo, 100; Cleveland. 04. Chicago. 9$; St. Louis, 06; Kansas City. 0 Boston, R2. Boston was the only filty In the path of the hot wave to-day that re ceived any rain. A thunderstorm there relieved the situation. Although a temperature of 100 was reported from Hartford. Cleveland. Toledo. Detroit and other Lake points received some relief from Lake breer.es this after noon. In Chlcag/. St. Lou is. Kansas City and other Middle West cities Ivhere Ngh temperatures were reported yes terday are apparently now out of tho 1 path of the wave. Predictions from the Weather Bureau to-night wero that the heat will bo conio more and more Intense all <lay to morrow unless hoiiio unfurseen change occurs early to-morrow morning. Tho center of the wave to-night Is in Ponn sylvanla- Tho highest point In Now York was readied this afternoon short ly after 4 o'clock, whon tho 102-polnt was touched. This Is the highest tom peraturo that has heen known hore einco September 7. 1881. AM. UKAT RECORDS ARR . SIlATrioHEU- I.N NORFOLK NORFOLK, VA.. August 7.?All heat records in the history of Norfolk wero broken this afternoon whon tho ther mometer soared to 103. This high mark was reached after four sizzling hours of suffering during which tho temperature continued to rise. Heat Is explained as tho cause of tho partial susponslon of street car tralllo today. Ofllclals of tho traction company fear tho heavy overload which thoir plant Is carry ing will burn out the additional giant | generator, one already having suffered | this fato. Scarcity of iCo Is causing Intense auftyrlng in Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk. Scores of soda fountains have been forced to close and tons of food ] is spoiling in the markets and stores because of tho lack of refrigeration. Ihere have been scores of prostra tions among the thousands of work men employed on government pro jects in this vicinity. RAIN, AVIVI) AND HAILSTORM , ItltlXCS WI3LCO.UKI) ItKl.IKr ROANOKE. VA., August 7.? Roanoke and other parts of Southwest Virginia received relief from tho excessive heat , about sundown this evening in a vio lent electrical storm accompanied by wind, raiu and hail. S12VKRE Tiur X I) K It STO n >1 IiRIXGS DOWX MKlterrtY ASHEVTLL13. N. C., August 7.?Fol lowing a severe thunderstorm this af ternoon. t^Jie temperature dropped twenty-one degrees at this city be tween the hours of 3 and S o'clock, the mercury falling from t>2 to 71. BELIEVE AMERICAN POLICY WILL WIN RUSSIAN FAVOR Political Factions In Central Umpire* Alrenrty Arc Predicting SucrraM of IMnn. WASHING TON. August 7.?State Pp. partment advices Indicate that cer tain powerful political factions with in the central empires already *.re predicting the success of the Am^'l can and allied plan to r.g:?in make Rus sia a potent force against Germany. Tho treachery practiced at the Rr>st Litovsk peace conference, by which Germany assumed control over the po- t litical destinies of the southern Slavic Mates is admitted by all parties, ex cept the Junkers, to have been a co Jo.-=:-al blunder. Kmpharls is given to the fact that the Russian lenders with whom Ger many and Austria have dealt are rap- j !dly losirg influence with the Rossliui people. It is admitted that the pea?- ! ant class, which forms the creator p-?rt <-f the population, is giving more sup port to the Czecho-Slovaks than to iheir old leaders. FRANCO-AMERICAN FORCES CAPTURE MANY CANNON Victory on Ihe Marnr In Knr Orenter In Ilextriicf I vciicnm Thnn at First SnppoNril. WASHINGTON, August 7.?As the work of salvaging the great amount of booty taken by Franco- Amoricin forces progresses, reports of a pr? li mi nary nature Indicate that the vic tory on the Marne is far greater In Its destruct lveness than at first ap peared possible. A statement from Andre Tardieu. di m-tor of the French war ministry's relations with America, received here ?o-day, relates that sinco .luly 14. ths German army's morale has suffered greatly, that 100 German divisions, for the most part, havo been worn out by the bitter assaults of tho allies, and that General Mangin's army alore, operating on the western side of tho battle front, took 500 heavy field can non and 500 tronch guns of every caliber. The statement from M. Tardieu was I wrlten on Monday, just after he r^- j turned from a tour of tho front with | Premier Clcmcnccau. Death Due to Heat. W. C. Wright, for many years a street-car conductor, was overcome by the heat while at work at Harrison and Clay Streets yesterday afternoon at 4 ! o'clock. lie was taken to his home j at 15OS Garland Avenue. Barton ' Heights, in the clly ambulance, and I died at 7:45 o'clock. Mr. Wright is survived by three sis- j ters and threo brothers. His sisters ? are: Mrs. C. G. iiigglnson, of 15I3 Lamb A.venue, I'.arion Heights, and Misses Berth and Bessie Wright, of 1 1505 Garland Avenue. Barton Heights. ! His brothers are: If. 11. Wright, of ; 2fi0.1 Kast Marshall Street, and R. R. j and R. C. Wright, of Old Church, Va. rtlp itroken ut Snrrmlll. ?L 1*. Ml is, of l-12*i Porter Street, had his hip broken at the Montague Milling Company plant last night, when a piece of wood ilew up from the sa a and struck him. Ho was taken to th.i Retreat for the Sick. Ralph Flam lie. eight years old, of ??"11 ("haflln Street, had his eye gore-.l out yesterday afternoon by a cow. Ho was taken to the Virginia Hospital, and Ir. getting along nicely, but physi cians say that liu will lose sight in his right eyo. FedernI Office? It a 111 Office*. CHICAGO, August 7.-?The ofllces of Her Zeitgeist, published by Dr. Michael Slr.ger, were raided to-day by Fed eral ofllclals, who seized a suit case of correspondence and document This action was taken at (he request of government agents at Philadelphia, where similar raids wero made to day. Dr. Singer formerly was editor < f ih<- Illinois Staatx Zeltung. *tWWWWWHlMMCIBlBIBIBH8MB<fll j Agreeably ^ like coffee in ?flavor a Bxrfe wHh none of i a coffees disagree* r able effects. | InsimPostom i OMMMmmipNIHMaMRBinBNIin 3 FOCH'S COUNTER BLOW MOST BRILLIANT III WAR ? Jiloyd GcorRo Pays Highest Possible Tribute to Worth of AUK.il Commanders. GREAT BRITAIN'S EFFORT Has Raised Army and Navy Force of 0,250,000 Men, the J/argcr Part Reins by Voluntary Recruiting. India's Contribution. [By Associated Preca.] T/)NDON August, 7.?General Koch, j by his counterstroke, had driven th* enemy back, and although the danger] was not over, "ho would he a sanguine man on tho German general staff who i would now predict that Germany could obtain a military victory," said Premier l.loyd George to-day. Tito Premier characterized General Koch's counter offensive as "tho most brilliant in th* annals of the war." I he (Jermans, declared tho Premier, had attempted their land offensive because tho submarine offensive had ' failed. Since August, 1014, Including thos? ! already with tho colors, Great Britain ' alone, said the Premier, had raised fori the army and navy. 6.250.000 men, for the most part voluntarily. The domin ions l.ad contributed 1.000,000 men and India 1.2.10.000 men. One hundred and fifty German sub marines have been destroyed, Mr. Liloyd George announced, more than half of them In tho last year. Mr. Lloyd Georgo stated that during the month of July 305.000 American troops had been brought over, 1S5.000 of them in British ships. Until all tho allies were defeated at Sen, Mr. T.loyd George declared. Ger- i many could never triumph. I'KACIJ IJKSIU AIII,i:, IJi;t Ml'ST MIC JUST AM) Dt'H.lDI.R The Premier was speaking in the ! House of Commons, making a state- ; merit on the war situation. The house will adjourn to-morrow until Octo ber 15. Moyd George, In alluding to the subject r>f peace, said that the people who made the war wcro still In evi dence. arid they could not have peace so long as they wero predominant In the councils of the enemy. Kvery one wanted peace, the. Premier added, but it must be a peaco that was just and durable?one with power behind It. In further reference to the fighting in Krance, the Premier declared It was too early to say the German effort has been exhausted. The Germans still had powt rful forces in reserve, ho pointed out. but it was not too early to say that the chance which they had on March 21 would not again present itself. The American army, the Premier said, would soon he not far short of the German army itself. The German people and Germany's allies were beginning to bo disillu sioned, the Premier continued. In March Germany was promising great things and the peace tentacles from lier allies were withdrawn. The pr?m lae. however, he pointed out had failed, and tho German harvest was short, al though militarily, the Germans had been at the height of their power. The Russian people had resented tho interference of Germany with them, and were more and more seeking al lied help. "We will not hesitate to give it to them wherevt-r it is possible," he added. HAD KOI'fillT K\KMY TO STAMISTII.I, IX SIT VVKKK.S against the British. Mr. I>loyd G3org? \ said at first there were many anxious; moments, and that the losses we?e con- ? siderable in men and m iterial. Hut | in a month, before the battles was over. ; he added, 355.000 men had been sent across the channel to take, the ilaces of those lost, and in six weoka the i Germans had been hurled back and ! fought to a standstill. SHOOTS HERSELF IN BREAST Mrs Ilnllle Mnrsh Attempts to Take llcr Oun l.lfr?Condition Critical. Mrs. Hallle Marsh, thirty-four years old. of 311 East Cary Street, shot her j:elf In her left breast about S o'clock last n'ght at C23 Griffin Avenue. Bar ton Heights, with suicidal intent. She was taken to the Virginia Hospital, and her condition is not now regarded as serious. Yesterday morning Mrs. Marsh went to visit Mrs. Angle, of G23 Grillin Ave nue. She told Mrs. Angle that shs In tended to shoot herself. Mrs. Angle then called up Charlie Marsh. Informed him of his mother's declaration and warned him to conceal the pistol. Charlie Marsh acted on these instruc tions. but failed to find a pistol. Last night Mrs. Marsh went to the Chesapeake and Ohio Station, taking ner son with her. At the station she hired a taxicab to take her to Mrs. Angle's home. As she alighted from the taxi in front of Mrs. Angle's home rVic pulled otit a pistol from her pocket book and shot herself. in IJIaek and White, For Dancing* Albert Stein Fifth and ttrontl Streets. LAI)IKS' [JAU-KT SUPPERS i Biggs I ! Furniture ! is Worth While ! \ Mi.** a .via .et-si . ?'UAROLD GARMENT SHOP S f II 218 East Broad. 0 M No matter what 1a advor- ? ? tisod elsewhere, it's cheaper gj ?y here. ia.BL.a jsKBUKimiBLmuKiiiKj FOLK WINS DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION TO SENATE Former Governor of Missouri Will Bo Opposed in Election by Selden P. Spencer. SLOW IN ( WEST VIRGINIA Davis Elkins and Virgil Highland l Claim Republican Nomination. Watson Leading Senator Chilton for Democratic Indorsation. fHy Associated Prml ST. I^OUIS, August 7.?Former Gov i erndr Joseph W. Folk yesterday <Je j feated Senator Xenophon F. Wllfley for the Democratic nomination for Aenatoi1 by a majority of 26,000 votes, accord* tug to Incomplete returns from yester i primary. Selden T. Spencer, of St. Louis, de feated Jay L. Torrey, of Fruitsvllle, by more than 20.000 rotes on the Republi can side, returns Indicate. All congressmen were renominated with the exception of Representative Dorsey W. Shackelford, in the lilghth District, who was defeated by William L. Nelson, of Columbia, and Represen tative \V. P. Borland, of the Fifth Dis trict, who was dofeated by William T. Bland. SHOEMAKERS ARE TOLD THEY ARE ESSENTIALS \\ ill Tlrorlve Fuel nnd Priorities In 'I'rariNportatIon Wnr Industries Hoard Announces. WASHINGTON, August 7.?The pri orities committee of the war Industries hoard has notified the boot and shoe trade that It has been classified as an essential Industry, and will be accorded priorities of fuel and transportation without special request. Manufacturers arc asked to pledge themselves to produce only necessary articles and to refuse sales to retailers who do not support the conservation plan of th* board and are threatened with refusal of fuel and transportation if they do otherwise. To niu tors Itutned by neat. Report was made last nijjht by gardeners In the vicinity of Forest Hill that many hundreds of bushels of to matoes had been scorched on the vines by the intense heat of the last two days. One gardener who had lost several hundred bushels said that It would he necessary to pull oft at once all burned and ruined tomatoes. The vines were healthy, and If rains come soon he thought they would bear again later in the season. Hot water Sure Relief ELL-ANS FOP INDIGESTION Montague Mfg. Co.,~ Tenth nnd Mnln Sfs., nirhmond, Vn. l.LMIUJIt. SASH, noons, frames. No Store Like Allen's for Diamonds One glance at the stones offered In this wonderfully compre hensive stock will sat isfy you that you real ly save a great deal when you buy In the "low rent section." The House of J. T. Allen A Co. Is well known for absolute In tegrity of offerings. Every stone correctly graded and cxactly as represented. J. T. ALLEN & CO. In (he Iyow Rent District. Fourteenth and Main Streets. Fmt?U m4 Br*?d. Buy Now With the price on all furnl tOro, ranges, etc., going up, it \fi wise to" anticipate, and it is our opinion that you will Save 25% to 50% on anything you buy now at Rotbert's the way our goods are marked. We wm hold goods for you, If desired. A*B Gas Ranges Rofhert Kitchen Cabinets r *??****?*?* * p * *rff ? ,U. S. SOLDIERS WOUNDED IN RECENT FIGHTING ARRIVE First Contingent of Those TV he Suf.. fcrrd 1b Count?rofTeoalve Uruucht on Tranipo|1. BALTIMORE, MD? August 7 Tha flr?:t contingent of American aoldlera wo-unded In the recent righting: on tho Solssons-Hhelina salient on the western frcnt In France?eighty-elx men?were brought on a tranaport to the Walter Itcd Hospital In Washington and the Fort McHenry baao hospital to-day. Only ten men were taken to the latter Institution, tho remainder being sent to Washington. Most of the men are Buffering from minor wounds, three having been gassed when th? Gormen* were driven back from the Marne three weeks ajro. Shirts at $1.95 on tho top wave of fashion. A new lot of the latest ! has just sailed into our ' store, hand picked by our < New York Resident Buyer who is some picker. Real Business Shirts In real live interesting pat terns. Hand-tailored neck ' bands. Four different lengths of j sleeves, full body, no j skimping in material or slighting in work. Others for August sell ing $1.2o and $1.G5. Summer Scarfs, 45c. Summer Oxfords, $4.83. Dottry Wklktr Lexro the lit tle one to walk. Strongly made with rollers and ? eat. Special, run. KOmCK-HlLLGR FTH.:YTTTrni5 Cm. . lit Wm? Br?i< Street. Ojrp. Mu?lr Tcnplc. Had. 4307. 8t?r? ClMtt 5 P. X. BROAD AT JTCrTKRAON. NORTH STARS AUK COWS UC7TE7D TWt m?iui> ???rrthlnc to tlM ? VTVI 7UIIIIC VU? houaewife who la looking tor itw Ratfrirerator that will CONSERVE ICB and save money. Tou'll be oaa> winced when we show you a a&tnpla ? the North 9Ult Mmtntctlon and daraooatrat. the North Blar tor yen. "r,V^op* Cot B?da /or Canplan. Direct Action Oti Ran sea Blaeh aad Ilaywr>od PnlhaaD : CarrUrea. He's the man who makes your automobile run L1ICB NEW. No matter what's wrong, his experts will make it RIGHT. They're quick, careful and keep down the COST. Try LAC service. You are bound to like it. Lininger-Alsop Co., Inc. Genernl Service Station, 018 West Bronri Street.