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-as- The Largest Morning Circulation In Washington. The Largest Morning Home Circulation. NO. 3243 WEATHER SHOWERS PROBABLE WASHINGTON, D. C. MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 1915. flTVI? fT?VT ' Washington and Palata Snbarnaa V-L1.EJ KjUllX . Thereto, ELSEWHERE TWO CENTS. 7 &&4&2 pC CC MOVE TOWARD PEACE SEEN IN GERMANY'S CHANGE OF POLICY Officials Believe New Attitude Toward Sub marine Issue Is Dictated by Desire to Prepare for Negotiations. NOTE TO LONDON IS PROBABLE Wilson's Next Move May Be Rights ts Involved in British Sea Tactics Docu ment Already Some officials In Washington think they can see In Germany's change of policy toward the submarine Issue a larger purpose than the mere mainte nance of friendly relations with this gov ernment. They believe that Germany. If not actually peeking to pave the way for reace negotiations, is at least pre paring nerself for the day when such negotiations will be begun. As viewed by these officials and !n diplomatic circles here. Germany Is moving to rehabilitate herself In the ey-s of neutrals, so tha't when a move ment for peace is actually undertaken she may be assured of a larger meas ure of sympathy and support fiom neu tral powers than would be accorded to her now. SuERcufeil lr OrrmiDi, The lew that Germany Is looking for ward to possible peace developments from a settlement of the submarine issue Is not mere surmise or speculation. It has a very substantial foundation in sug gestions that have repeatedly been throw n out by German representatives in this country. Ever since the submarine is-ue became acute, they have urged informally upon Washington officials the great opportunity for a step In the di rection of peace if the United States could only successfully mediate the sub marine and blockade differences between Germany and Great Britain. It has been their contention that such an Important step in the right direction probably would prove to be only a beginning and the way would then be open for the United Stales-. to use lta good offlcea In promoting a still broader understand ing which eventually might result in ac tual peace negotiations. Since the Arabic incident and the more conciliatory attitude of the German gov ernment toward the United States, talk along this line has been revived In Ger man quarters here. Again the possibility of ne President serving as a leader In the direction for peace Is being held out. "Wilson ill Mediator. Entirely aside from the German sug gestions, officials here acknowledge that If the submarine Issue Is satisfactorily disposed of President Wilson will be much more available as a possible peace medi ator than would otherwise have been the case So long as strained relations ex isted between this government and Gcr miny the door was practically closed to President Wilson's attempting to play the important role of peacemaker in the great European struggle I'.ut not onlv will a settlement of the submarine controversy, in the opinion of Washington officials, make the President more available from the German view point, but it will also afford him an op portunity to demonstrate to the world the absolutely Impartial stand of the United States In maintaining the rights of neutrals upon the high seas. There is no doubt here now that Presi dent Wilson is eagerly awaiting the op portunity to assert the rights of the Vn ttil States against British violations of international law as firmly as he did against German. He will move in this direction as soon as the submarine issue has been disposed of, and If he can bring Great Britair to make concessions, as Germany now sems disposed to make them, it is acknowledged here that he will be in the strongest possible position to offer his services as a mediator in the great war. Clonds Are Disappearing. It was only a few weeks ago that nearly everybody, including the Presi dent's own advisers, were saying that all chance had disappeared of the United States being able at the proper time to render this Important service to the world, but. now. with the clouds apparently rolling away from the sit uation with Germany, an entirely dif ferent view is taken. Many here believe that Germany considered this phase of the situation and the possibility of a settl-ment of the submarine Issue leading to steps In the direction of peace before she decided on a more conciliatory policy. It was learned here yesterday on high authority that the President will not only move speedily against Great Britain's violation of the rights of tn United States on the high seas, but also In the direction of a settlement of the Mexican situation s soon as the German issue has been settled. The controversy with Germany has hung like a millstone about the neck of the Washington administration for the last five months. The President and his advisers have hesitated to stir up an acute situation with Great Bri tain so long- as they were confronted with the likelihood of an open break with Germany. Also It Is being ex plained now that the threatening; lt- Strong Assertion of American Under Way. uatlon with the Kaiser's government has deterred the administration from moving as speedily as it desired in the Mexican muddle. Strong; Xote to Britnln. The first step In the effort of the United States to bring Great Britain to a realization of the alleged wrong" she has committed against American commerce will be the sending of a strong note on the subject. Prepara tion of this note has been going on for several weeks. It is understood that the document can be quickly put Into final form, but it probably will be withheld until the situation in regard to the controversy with .Germany Is on a more definite basis. Officials In Washington are receiving many warnings against assuming too much In regard to Germany's supposed change of heart. It is insisted by some that the United States ought to look with suspicion upon anything that emanates from Germany In regard to the subma rine issue until the matter has been set tled In black and white. These skeptics fear that Germany is merely playing a game with the United States, and that it will be found that she will have a "string" securely tied to any concessions which she may make. Washington officials, on tho contrary, are assuming that Germany Is acting In good faith, and while they intend to reserve final judgment until an actual agreement has been reached, they be lieve that events thus far justify their confidence, and that Germany ought to have the benefit of every doubt. In othr words. United States officials do not be lieve that Germany would have gone as far as she has gone now- unless she in tended to come to a satisfactory agree ment with this government. Washing ton officials also are encouraged by the knowledge that Germany docs not Intend to make her concessions conditional upon action by this government against Great Britain. Bermtorff Leaves City. The German Ambassador left Washing ton esterday for New York City. He will return here as soon as his govern ment has received a report from the sub marine commander on the torpedoing of the Arabic An agreement has been reached be tween Count von Bernstorff and Secre tary Lansing to do nothing in regard to the submarine issue until the Arabic case has been disposed of. After that has been settled negotiations will be un dertaken immediately for the settlement of the Lusltania case and for arranging guarantees as to the future. Germany also will accept what she regards as the offer of the United States to move in the direction of maintaining the freedom of the seas. HEAR "S 0 S" OF ARABIC. steamer Got Wireless SHj-inir Liner Had Been Torpedoed. New Tork. Aug. 29. The American cteamshia Seguranca, which arrived to day from London, reported that on Au gust ID she receticd a distress call from the White Star liner Arabic. The mes sage stated that the Arabic had been tor pedoed, was sinking rapidly, was in need of immediate assistanc and that the passengers were already taking to the boats. At that time the Seguranca was ICO miles distant from the position glen In the Arabic's distress message. HEAVY DAMAGE IN AIR RAH). Hundred Bombs from Allies Aero planes Kill Many Germans. Amsterdam. Aug. 29, A delayed dis patch from the Belgian frontier says that the allies have successfully accomplished an air raid on the German lines at Blx schoote. The allied aviators dropped more than 1(f) bombs, killing and wound Irg many soldiers in the German trenches. The school of the village of Sendelen was converted Into a hospital by the Germans on account of the large numbers of wounded in the raid. VTT.TJSTAS TAKE MONTEREY. Otireuon, Defeated, Xoiv on Wny to smltlllo with Army. El Taso. Tex., Aug. 29. Villlsta troops under Gen. Raoul Madcro have captured the city of Monterey, capital of the State of Coahuila. according to reports given out tonight by Villa agents. Obregon. It is said, was personally In charge of the Carranzlsta troops defending the town. and Is now on his way to Saltlllo with) his defeated soldiers- icno to Philadelphia. fZST, Chester, V3XO Wllmlnstan ami Return. Baltimore and Ohio, fcunday, .Sept 5. from Union Station at 7:03 a. m. Itt turrttng came - - "MR. SEPTEMBER MORN" SHOCKS CHURCHGOERS Baltimore Four-year-old Turns Up in Negligee Now in Toils Without Trousers. Baltimore. Md . Aug. 29. "Little Mr. September Morn." so he was stjled iu whispers by persons at Gay and Fayetto streets shortly before 11 o'clock this morning. Is now In the central police station, not with a charge against him, but held until he Is claimed by his pat ents. He Is about 4 years old and wan dered from somewhere. He was clad only in a very short un dershirt. What became of his little trousers Is yet a mystery. "He looks like a little cupid." remarked a well-dressed man who was leaving the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Mes siah. "What a cute little kewple he Is!" gig gled one young woman. "Llttlollr. September Morn" had an admiring audience around him when Pa trolman Downs, of the central district, arrived on the scene, doffed his rain coat, wrapped the little fellow In It an1 took him to the police station. The little boy Is in the custody of the police matron. ZAPATA ACCEPTS PEACEPROPOSAL Sends Favorable Message to All Leaders in Mexico. TROUBLE FOR CARRANZA Dissension Reported in Ranks of Sup porters To Reconvene Peace Conference. Mexico City. Aug. 29. Gen. Emlliano Zapata his assented to the pan-Amer ican program for the pacification of Mex ico. His favorable report to the note. sent to all Mexican leaders, was brought here by J. W. Bussell and Trank Azzis. the-messcngcrs sent by Secretary of State Lansing In behalf of the conference. Zapata agrees to a convention on neu tralized Mexican soil which shall create a. provisional government to call a gen eral election. The two messengers have likewise re ceived favorable reports from Gen. Palafox. Gen. Pachccho and others. Hnd Sent Oat Searchers. Because of the long absence of the mes sengers, coupled with reports of Zapata antagonism to the plan and to all Amer icans there, had been anxiety as to their safety. Reports were current that Zapata had imprisoned or shot them. Charles B. Parker, the only representa tive of tho State Department here, had sent out a searching party to find the messengers. Trouble for Cnrranxa. Reports were received in Washington today indicating marked dissension In the ranks of Carranza's supporters. Well- authenticated information says that for mer Minister of Finance Louis Cabrera, former Minister of the Interior Rafael Zubaran, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Jrsus Uructa, are the leaders in the dlsaffect that Is claimed to be breaking down? the power of Carranza. Much of the momentum attached to this movement is due to the presidential as piration of Cabrera and Gen. Obregon. It is upon the latter that Carranza places his principal hope for recognition through the ultimate success of the troops under Obregon now about to en gage the forces under Villa in what is ex pected to be a decisive engagement. Plan Cnrrnum's Overthrow. The State Department was greatly dis appointed when Obregon replied to their peace overtures by referring it to Car ranza. It is now explained that Obregon declined the suggestion of his friends that ho take tho provisional presidency because that would have made him ineligible for the full term at the next regular election. The plan of the opponents of Car ranza now is said to be to m-tke Cabrera provisional president, thereby giving Obregon the opportunity to enter thy lists as a regular candidate. As he Is bel'eved to have this ambition. It Is thought he may ultimately Join the movement that will result in the over throw of Carranza and pave the way for the establishment of a government that the United States and the Latin American republics will recognize. WHl Igrnore First Chief. It Is understood . the pan-American Mexican conference probably will be ; convened the latter part of this week by Secretary Lansing. At this meeting the plan agreed upon will be put Into execu tion without awaiting the reply from Carranza. Yon Sanders Decorated. Amsterdam (via London), Aug. 3. Tne Berliner Tageblatt says It learns from Dresden that Emperor William has con ferred the decoration of the order PourJen its worth by undersea service. The le Merite on Field Marshal Llman von Sanders, commander of vthe Turkish forces In Europe. 312.00 Micira Falls and Return, $12X0. Baltimore and Ohio from Washing ton. 7:5 a. nu September 3. Tickets valid returning within 15 days. Mod ern coaches and parlor cars. Route via Philadelphia, Liberal stop-overs return ing. Similar excursions September 17, October 1 and 15. Adv. Villainous Theater Managers Steal Maj. Pullman's Little "Lid" He Meant to Clamp It Down Tight Over Those Naughty Burlesque and Vaudeville Shows, But Somebody Stole a March On Him. A perfectly good "lid" which Maj. Raymond W. Pullman meant to clamp down on burlesque and vaudeville per formances four weeks from yesterdiv. has disappeared from the District Bulla ing. When the major reads the reports of his men this morning he will karn that, ce-taln theater managers decamped w'th the "lid" In question and did their own damping down. Result: A corps of Joj less police censors. When the police censors made tho rounds of the burlesque and vaudeville houses yesterday they found the "hd" In perfect working order. The show managers had stolen a march as well as a "Hd " If there were shapely curves and fidgety limbs on the respective stages, they were safely denatured b formal, very formal, gowns." As for tights, they were there only In memory, or imagination. One manager explained it this way: "I understand we have been given four weeks of grace in which to 'reform' our performances. This is very kind of Mij. Pullman and the District Commissioner, but not at all necessary. We have a, ways wished to abide by the law. though at times novodj seemed to know whit the law meant. "If the sort of performances we have been running are to bo considered im moral four weeks from today, why are they not Immoral now? That's the rea son we are revising our programs In con formity with the new regulation. wiU out waiting for the police to enforce It." Burlesque shows minus tights and TaudevUU without character costumes was to be seen at local theaters last night, following the voluntary clamping down of the "lid" by the theatrical man agers. Without availing themselves of WILSON BREAKS WITH HOUSE, N. Y. REPORT Washington Dispatch to Gotham Paper Says Difference Over Car ranza Caused Split. New Tork. Aug. ID. The New Tork Tribune this morning prints the fol lowing: Washington. Aug. 29. A break be tween President Wilson and Col. E. M. House, of Texas, who has probably exercised a more potent Influence In shaping the policies and appointments of the Wilson administration than all the other advisers of the President put together, is believed by friends of both here tonight, to have occurred as the result of the President's refu sal to recognize Carranza. Friends of Carranza and Americans. who believe that the best solution of thavJ Mexican problem would come through Carranza's recognition, have been work ing on Col. House for many months. His conversion to the belief that Car ranza should be recognized, it Is be lieved, resulted soon after his return-l from Europe last June. While not definitely known. It is believed that the final arguments which won him over were made by John Lind, at a conference the two held In June, a short time before President Wilson visited the colonel at his place on Long Island. The final step in the break between the President and Col. House is believed to have been taken when Secretary Lansing visited Col. Houso in June, Soon after Mr. Lansing had succeeded Bryan. At that conference, it is said. Secretary Lansing explained the Pan-American me diation plan to the colonel, coupling It with the Idea that Carranza could not be recognized. The colonel Is understood to have dissented from the whole plan. Col. House, It Is said, since the Pan American note was sent to the Mexican leaders, virtually has been ignored by the President and Secretary of State for the first time. HANDCUFFED AT FUNERAL. Charsed Tilth Wife's Murder, In- dlana Man Attends Services. Anderson. Ind., Aug. 29. In the custody of a deputy sheriff and bound wlili handcuffs. George Dunn, charged with the murder of his wife, was permitted to attend the woman's funeral. Dunn broke down completely when he was taken Into the little parlor of the home on Pitt street and gazed on the face of the woman whose death he Is alleged to have caused by kicking her. His little daughter clung to his arm anl begged him to remain at home with her. To Test Submarine Device. New York, Aug. 29. Despite drastic tests of his new submarine storage battery at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. covering a period of 13 months, Thom as A. Edison announced today that he would not allow the navy department to accept it until it had actually prov battery was tested on a rolling; plat form, and its efficiency Is put at 20 per cent greater than the original claims. The government has ordered the batteries in the new E-2 and in the L-S, the largest submarine built. Colombia Theater today noon, eoatlaa- oua Sam Bernard in "Poor Schmaltz,' the four weeks of grace granted by the Commissioners, the managers rear ranged their programs to conform with the revised regulation governing Sunday performances. The clamping down of the "lid" has brought a new Sunday recipe Into tho theatrical world. It is "burlesque a la Washington." Those who visited burlesque performances last night said it might be called the near-beer of the theater. Under this recipe, invented to comply with the revised regulation, one hears the familiar warbling of the chorus girls, and sees their graceful gliding to and fro. But there It Btops. For over the tights are draped long plain gowns, which represent the "conventional cos tumes required by tho amended regula tion. Scene shifters are not essential to the production of a "burlesque show a la Washington." For the amended regula tion says no performances shall be given "In which change or shifting of scenery Is made." In this new style burlesque show the curtain merely drops and when it rises again jou imagine the scene has changed. The comedians wear "conven tional costumes." At tho vaudclllc houses the voluntary appliance of the "Hd" was not so diffi cult. Character costumes and change of scenery were omitted, and as much of tho weekly performance permissible un der the amended regulation given. Gym nastics, trained animal acts and sketches that required costumes wero omitted. The managers of the several houses expressed satisfaction at the action of tho Commissioners in amending tho for mer regulation. They explained that as It was their intention always to comply with the law. they would not take ad vantage of the four weeks of grace In which to revise thrr Sunday bills. GALLIP0LI DEFENSE WEAKER, IS REPORT Italian Refugees Describe Political and Military Situation in Turkey As Growing Worse. Rome. Aug. 3. The last Italian fugi tives to arrive here describe the political and military situation in Turkey as hav ing grown much worse during the last week. The Turkish defense of Galllpoll Is daily becoming more feeble, owing to the impossibility of getting supplies quickly to tho troops on the roads connecting the peninsula with the continent under the fire of the allies' artillery- It Is also Im possible to obtain anything by sea. The Turkish army on the peninsula only has food enough for a few days, and already serious mutinies have taken place among the famished troops. Discontent has been caused also by the fact that the fighting units cannot get a day's rest. Confidence In tho impregnability of the Dardanelles is beginning to be shaken even In military circles. In Constantionple for some days no wounded have arrived, and the popula tion understands from this that the array is shut up In the Galllpoll Peninsula and cannot send out tho wounded. This only tends to Increase the alarm and discour agement. ESCAPES FIRE; LANDS ON COP. Baltimore Boy Takes Novel Way to Street and Safety. Baltimore, Md., Aug. 23. A boy narrow ly escaped suffocation early this morn ing when a fire started in the grocery store of Joseph Wesolowskl at 431 South Bond street The boy escaped by Jump ing from a second-story window onto the back of a husky fireman. Shortly after the firemen arrived. Frank Wesolowskl, son of the proprietor, ap peared at a front second-story window. Although the firemen cried out to him to wait until a ladder was raised to htm. the boy Jumped from the window. A fire man was leaning over and the boy alight ed on his back and roiled to the ground without a scratch. Just whatcaused the fire Is not known. PERSHING ON FUNERAL TRIP. v. s. Officer Starts with Bodies of Wife and Children. San.Franc!sco, Aug. 73. Arriving on the saddest mission he has performed during his career as a soldier. Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing reached San Francisco to day, claimed the bodies of his dead wife and three children and left with them for burial at Cheyenne, Wyo. The general had an affecting meeting with his 5-year-old son. Warren, who narrowly escaped the fate of his mother and his three sisters in the fire that de stroyed the Pershing home at the Pres idio Friday morning. Tb,e meeting took place at the Letter- man Hospital, where the boy had been staying since being rescued from the Lurrlng building. Cholera Attacks Prussians. Rome.. Aug. 29. Official reports from Germany announce the presence In tiu empire of cholera, especially In East Prussia, and say thattthe disease also Is spreading in the neighboring Russian province. AUSTRIANS MASSING ON BALKAN FRONTIER Private Dispatches to Bucharest Tell of Movement German Plot Frustrated. Bucharest. Aug. 29. Private dispatches here say that the Austrians arc massing troops on the Serbo-Roumanlan frontier. Austria continues to raise difficulties in regard to the export of Roumanian cereals in the hope of imposing unacceptable conditions on Roumania. The state will open large credits for the benefit of agriculture. A German attempt to smuggle dyna mite through Roumania has been frus trated. F-4 IS' REFLOATED. I.'. S. Submarine Raised from Bottom of Honolulu Bay. Honolulu, Aug. 3. The United States submarine F-4. submerged outside the harbor here since March 25 last, was re floated tonight. She was towed to the quarantine sta tion in Honolulu Bay. BRITISH LOSS BY ZEPPEUNSJSMALL First Sea Lord Says they Have Failed from Military Standpoint. ONLY 75 DIE IN A YEAR Fifty-seven Adults and Eighteen Chil dren Killed in Raids, Bal four Reports. London. Aug. 3. The official press bureau tonight gave out the following statement: First Lord of the Admiralty Balfour has addressed the following to a corre spondent: "Asked why tho accounts published in England of enemy air raids are sd meager, while .the German narratives covering the same etents are rich in lurid detail. Mr. Balfour offered the following explanation: ,"The reason Is quite simple. The ZerA pelins attack under cover of the night by preference a moonless night and un der such circumstances landmarks are elushc and navigation Is difficult. Errors, therefore, are inevitable and sometimes of surprising magnitude. The Germans constantly assert, and may believe, that they dropped bombs on places which they, in fact, never even approached. Sevjuty-flve Killed. "Why make future voyages easier by telling where they blundered? Since their errors are our gain why dissipate them "I think nobody is disposed to doubt that this reticence is judicious. "The question may be asked: How ought we to rate the Zeppelins among weapons of attack. What they do not do and what they do do. I cannot prophesy of the future. This method of warfare is still in Its infancy. But I must say this method of warfare has caused much suffering to inno cent people but unhappily they have been magnified out of all proportion by 111 informed rumor. "During the last twelve month fifty- seven civilian adults and eighteen children have been killed. Zeppelin Warfare Fatfle. "One hundred and eighty-nine civ ilians have been injured. It is submitted that this number, the cumulative re sult of many successive crimes, will not equal the single effort of a sub marine which, to the unconcealed pride of Germany and to the horror of all the world sank 1.821 unoffend ing civilians on the Lusltania. "It may well be asked what mill- try advantage was gained at the cost of such innocent blood. The answer is easily given. No soldier or sailor has been killed and but seven have been wounded. On only one occasion has damage been inflicted which, by any stretch of language, could be de scribed as of the smallest military importance. "The Zeppelin raids have been bru tal, but so far they have been, in effective and have served no hostile purpose either moral or materiaL" WAR MAKES URCHINS HAPPY. London's Better Clad thnn Ever Be fore, Police Say. London. Aug. 2D. According to London police officials, war has been responsible for a marked Improvement In the appear ance of thQLondon street urchin. Never before. It is said, has the average boy on the. London streets been so well clad as today. This Is attributed largely to the separa tion allowances received by the wives of soldiers at the front, and also tq the fact that most employers have found It neces sary to put their boy employes In uniform In order to keep them, so great Is the pop ularity of the unlfotm, whether military or ciu. T. R. and d'Annnniio in Same Class. Berlin (by wireless via SayviUe). Aug. . Theodore Roosevelt's derogatory re marks concerning German-Americans are extensively printed in German newspa pers. Roosevelt and Gabrlcle d'Annunzlo are characterized aa "irreaponslbla bif Ullura," BACKBONE OF RUSSIAN ARMIES BROKEN; ROUT THREA TENS FUGITIVES Forces of Czar Defeated at Samary by Cav 1 airy Detachment May Be Able to Cut Flank of Main Army of Muscovites. ADVANCE ON GALICIAN FORTS Doubsk-Loutsk-Rovno Fortifications Objective of New Move ment Large Forces to Be Released During Winter for Other Operations. Berlin, An?. 29. All reports from the front agree that the backbone of the Russian army is completely broken, and that recuperation on a large scale will be impossible for a long time. The armies retreating from the Brest-Litovsk line have been spit in tw by the vast Rakatno marshes, and the Germans are now in a position to con centrate against either army and menace it with a crushing -defeat v The pursuit of the fleeing Slavs eastward from Brest-Litorsk continues with unabated vigor. A German cavalry detachment has defeated a Russian force at Samary, which u forty miles east of the Bug line. Indications are, according to expert observers here, that the Germans operating in this region will be able to cut into the flank of the mam Russian army and turn its retreat into a rout. The Austro-Germans who defeated the Russians in Galicia are already ad vancing on the Doubsk-Loutsk-Rovno group of fortresses, which guard tie Russian third line of defense and block the way to southeastern Russia. LONDON GETS REPORTS London, Aug. 29. At every point on the 900-mile front stretching from the Baltic to the Dniester the Russian resistance has been swept away, accord ing to claims made officially tonight in Berlin, and the Czar's armies are de clared to be in danger of a rout. The Germans have broken through southeast of Kovno, an official state ment says, and are advancing on Vilna. RUSSIAN FRONT IN GALICIA PIERCED. The Russian armies retreating from the Brest-Lltovsk line are reported separated by the Rokatno swamps, enabling the Germans to mass forces against either wing with the chance of subjecting It to a disastrous defeat-- The Russian front in Eastern Galicia has been pierced and the Czar's forces are reported to be In hasty retreat on the fortresses of Doubno and Loutsk. having left 10.CCO prisoners In the hands of the Austro-German 'armies under Gen. Count Bothma. With Von HIndenburg throwing heavy forces forward in the north and Prince PLAN TO. RELEASE LARGE TROOP BODIES. The three fortresses are on the south ern end of a line which stretches to Vllna. Fetrogrd concedes that the latter point cannot be held. It Is now believed the campaign contemplates making the third Russian line untenable. Berlin military experts declare that the backbone of the Russian armies is broken, and that the Germans could continue to advance Into Russia indefinitely, but express the belief that they will end their campaign on the VIlna-Rovno line and dig themselves In for the winter, releasing large forces for other operations. The belief Is expressed in Berlin that the pursuit of the Russians will not con tinue much longer. It is settled that It will not stop at the Brest-Lltovsk line. as had been expected by some, but it is considered equally certain that the Ger man general staff has already selected a line of defense against a renewed Rus sian offensive. Berlin reports that the flanks of the Russian army retreating from Brest- T0 BAR JOLLY HANGINGS. Mississippi Solon's Bill Will Prohibit Lunch Parties in Jail Yards. Jackson. Miss.. Aug. 29. To stop the orgies and festivities, which usuallw pre ceded and followed public hangings In Mississippi'. Representative-elect Ed. Green, of Hinds County, has announced that he will Introduce a bill which will receive the support of the whole legis lature to abolish forever public hang ings In this State. Recently when two negroes were hung excursions were run to the place and a big picnic held around the spot where the hangings took place. JOHN D. LIKE PRODIGAL. Makes Confession Before Conirrea-a- S .. -v l?i.lf f1illn- lion inn mt- ..- r-i.vpland. Aug. 29.-After listening to Rev. Samuel Lindsay preach on the folly and failure, repentance and success of the prodigal son. in the Euclid Avenue wr,tit Church today. John T Rod. feller admitted his life was like that ( the prodigal. Yon are right." saldw. Rocxerener, addressing the pastor." I can see In my self the prodigal son." H then added: "You may be aoie to beat me at preaching, but you can't beat me at golf." The challenge was accepted and the game will be played tomorrow. Germans Urged to Sell Securities. Amsterdam. Aug. 29. The German press nrrn the Germans to sell all foreign stocks, especially American. Immediately to support the new German war loan. As Germany's prospect of victory is now surer than ever, papers urge every one now should be more Inclined to Invest with tk German sovemaeat OF RUSSIAN DEFEAT. Leopold of Bavaria and Von Mackensen sweeping east along a vast stretch of front north and south of Br'est-Lltovsk, the German and Austrian forces under Bothma. Von Boehm-ErmoIU. Pelahzer and Baltin bate nowlovolve4 thcex-' trcmc Russian left in" the general retire ment and are sweeping clear the last Inch ' of Gallicia of the Invaders. These operations, taken In conjunction with the Austrian advance northeast from Kovei, are believed to herald a campaign against Loutsk, Doubno and Rovno, the three Russian forces which guard the portals of Southern Russia. LltoVsk are imperilled by n large force of German cavalry which has penetrated to Samary. forty miles to the eastward, and defeated a Russian cavalry detachment. The belief Is expressed that this divis ion, which Is in considerable strength, will be able to hew its way into the main forces of the Czar and convert their or derly retreat Into a disorganized flight. The Grand Duke Nicholas has been so successful in extricating his armies from all the traps set by the Germans so far, however, that confidence is expressed here that this new menace will be dis posed of. Prince Leopold, of Bavaria, is now oper ating in the great Bleiovleja forest, and Is reported by Berlin to have nearly corns up with the Russian right wing; Mean while. Mackensen is forcing- the Musco vites back through the swamps. Tho Czar's troops aro fighting tenaciously, contesting every inch of the ground.. The Germans have brought up large forces of horsemen to facilitate their operations In this difficult country. KAISER INCITING ARABS. Letter to Annie Since Tribes Fonnd on Greek Boat. Paris. Aug. 29. A Brench torpedo boat has captured a sailing vessel near Tripoli which was flying; tho Greek flag. Abroad were a few Turka and $20,000 in twenty mark cotns, a number of rifles. Oriental gifts and a casket containing the following: let ter in Arabic from the Kaiser to the chief of the warlike Senousl tribe. "Praises to the most high God! Emperior William's son of Charle magne, Allah's envoy and Islam's pro tector to the Illustrious chief of Sen oussi: "we pray God to lead our armies to victory. Our will is that thy valorous warriors shall expel the in fidels from the territory belonging ti the true believers and their com manders. To this we sent three arms and money and the tried chiefs of our common enemies, whom. Allah annihi late to the last man shall fly before thee. So be 1L WILLIAM."" DEFENDS T. R. FROM PULPIT. Minister Saya Scriptures Justify Preparations for 'War. Cleveland.. Aug. 23. Rev. M. J. Xeyea, pastor of the People's Methodist Eplsco- j pal Church, defended CoL Roosevelt for nls nattsourg speecn on national pre paredness in his serman today. "Hlstory-and Scriptures Justify a policy of national armament and preparedness for war." Rev. Mr. Keyes said. "History shows that victories of arms have had divine aid. Washington, Lincoln, and Perry attributed their victories to prayer. We should be prepared not because we want war but because the othar fallow may." S3. .' "fi ! n ) rt. A t a &ki .$: &.3&8g&i&-2. . 2x f-Jt-Os r&"!?!& iSksafj JFK a'j-' -i?