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'tsjjsvfetf.wf?' t.5is?t'"Sifi. -3g--g2 V''V'-i'r-!!ii9f?Sf' .sar Ticsti ,21 i f &- The Largest The Largest Morning Circulation In Washington. Morning Home Circulation. NO. 3244 WEATHER FAIR. WASHINGTON, D. C. TUESDAY. AUGUST 31, 1915. CVtSX? fPWr Ia Washington and Palate Sabarnaa KJViJCj KjIUiXm Thereto. ELSEWHERE TWO CJSJfTn. V " - ' . .a.. X I. II BnananamwL:J.7 MC .iV JA-1 ..BBBBnak . . St. II I mnffMmffflmssmsiFW&i.. wm - MRWFjKM &zs ' - . r-rs i i ibu - 5"5-t-JJk - i' " iii"iaMJM - . ' ' 6 3 f . KAISER'S REPLY TO CONCILIATE U.S.1ARABIC Decision Becomes Known on Return of Officials from Conference. Insists that U. S. Must Wait for U-Boat Commander's Report. CONCESSIONS ARE PRINTED New York Paper Gives Terms of Von Bernstorff's Proposal to Lansing on Submarine Warfar.e Berlin. Aug 30 It Js understood that Germany's course with regard to the Ar abic case has been decided upon. It la In lino -with the conciliatory statement by Dr Von Bethmann-Hollweg, the Ger man chancellor, -who said the United States would receive full satisfaction If th commander of the submarine that de stroyed the Arabic exceeded his Instruc tions This was taken to mean that as soon as Germany officially learns the Arabic was blown up without warning she will disavow the act. The latest developments followed the return to Berlin of the chancellor. Ad miral Von TIrpltz and other participants in the conference with the German Em peror at his headquarters on the east em front. Von Tirpntz is said to have been won over to the chancellor's view that all differences with America should be nd- Justed at once. He is not convinced that this end can not be obtained without re pudiation of an act of one of his sub marine commanders. -He resists that the United States be asked to wait un til the commander's report has been re ceived. TOOK ALL RESPONSIBILITY, NEW YORK PAPER DECLARES New York. Aug. 31. The American prints the following today: The I N. S. is able to present from a high and authorltativ so ce the ex act concessions on submarine warfare offered to Secretary Lansing by Ambas sador Berntorff Official confirmation of these concessions is expected by Ambas sador Bcrnstorff within the next forty eight hours, possibly within twenty-four hours. G'Hiunv admitted in diplomatic terms that In her submarine warfare she had Krictotoly wronged America. She prom ised without qualification that the life of not one American citizen should In the future be endangered by her under sea boats. Took All ItenioiislIilIItjr. In the exact words of a high official, she pledged herself that "not one Am lcan should go overboard " Whatever the diplomatic form of pre sentation may have been, Germany d'l, without reservation, assume full re sponsibility for the loss of American 11 es aboard the Lusltania. Her offer of reparation was so unqualified that only a method of determining the amount of damage remains to be ascertained. She requests the United States to sug gest some means of ascertaining suca damages She does not disavow the destruction of the Lusl'ania This she feels is Im-' possible for the reason that she has j already officially honored the commander the successful submarine. To Make Reparation. Moreover. t.he vigorously malntaincs that the giant Cunarder. loaded with mu nitions, was In reality a ship of wai. She realizes, however, that this fact did not warrant the taking of American lives. The Arabic case Is less clear cut than that of the I.usltar.ia, on wtucn she had official reports. No submarine com moner has as yet admitted sinking the Arabic Germany will nevertheless pay for the lives of two Americans lost with that ship if sufficient evidence Is pre sented by witnesses. The United States Is accordingly asked to obtain all the facts and present them for the consideration of the German gov ernment. A satisfactory adjustment will be then reached. Recalls TJ. S. Suggestion. Germany Indignantly denies a report that the officers and crew of the subma rine which- blew up the Arabic have been ordered by the German admiralty to go Into hiding. Germany asserts that no ef forts are being made to withhold these men from punishment it orders of their superiors were dlsobejed. In reminding the United States of her promlso to mediate with England for tho freedom of the seas, Germany maintain that the suggestion of such mediation originated with this government. lermany expects tho United States to take steps to enforce this position upon Great "Britain. The order making cotton contraband is held by Germany to be a deliberate vio lation or international law. from which the United States and other neutrals will suffer as much as Germany. Ger many believes that the United States to be consistent with its earlier declarations will protest and fight against this order. England's blockade of tho North Sen and German ports, she insists, is ren dered Ineffective by th Wm aubma-Tlnta. U. S. War Prize, Thompson Warns Must Protect Treasury or Be Seized by Victor, Wash- ingtonian Declares. New York. August 30 Col. Robert M. Thompson, of Washington. D. C. this afternoon elected president of the Navy League, tonight threw down the gantlet to Congress and the" American people on the subject of preparedness. Mr. Thomp son is a well-known sportsman and finan cier, who succeeds Gen. Horace Porter as active league head. After a banquet In his honor he told newspaper men: "International events are so shaping themselves that the United States will be the probable prize of armed conquest by the victorious group of powers now bat tling In Europe. The available gold sup ply of the world Is now pouring Into this country. At the close of the war It Is absurd to think that an attempt to re gain this wealth will not be made unless the United States actively prepares itself on a war footing. "That Europe is unwilling to awaken the people of the United States to their plight Is evidenced by the willingness of one great fighting nation abroad to accede to our de mands. In order to avert disaster 1500,000,000 should be appropriated by a larger navy and arrangements should be Immediately made to put 1.000,000 men in the field. "The American people want this preparedness, but we are a commer cial nation, and the people's voice has not yet been heard in the halls of Congress. "If the nations of Europe wish to they may enter New York and take the bullion of the world from her vaults at the end of the present war unless we set out to guard our treas- ury. SKULL FRACTURED BY BLOW ON JAW Thomas Wrenn in Serious Condition in Hospital After Saloon Fight. Thomas Brennan Held. Following an argument in a saloon In M street, Georgetown, about 6 o'clock yesterday evening. Thomas Wrenn was struck on the jaw. The blow felled him. his head striking an iron grating In front of the saloon. frreTtn'wss removed to Georgetown Hospital and at 2 o'clock this morning was still unconscious. He Is In a serious condition, having suf fered a fracture of the skulL Thomas Brennan Is locked up at the Seventh precinct. He is being held for Investigation pending the outcome of Wrenn's Injuries. The police say the blow was the result of a feud. Wrenn is SO years old and lives at 133 Potomac street northwest. Brennan, who Is C, lives at 1063 Potomac street. GRAY CAPS ARE CLEWS IN MURDER OF WOMAN Two Men Seen Fleeing After Killing Wife of New York Lawyer. New York. Aug. 30. Mrs. Sarah Lcit ner, wife of a lawyer here, was shot and killed this afternoon as she was standing and looking out her window. One shot went In her right breast and another in her left breast. Simultaneously her hus band sprang to his feet and saw two gray caps on the other side of the street. They escaped without being apprehended. Inspector Cragi and a number of de- tectives went Immediately to the death scene. Leitner could not give any infor mation beyond seeing the two gray caps. The detective agency, of which Leitner Is the head, guards the boss truckmen, and many men are hired by the agency. M'KINLEY PHYSICIAN DIES. Dr. Nelson XV. Wilson Collapses In New Yorlc Theater. New York, Aug. 30. Dr. Nelson W. Wilson, a prominent Buffalo physician,, who attended President McKlnley when he was shot, collapsed during a play at the Republic Theater tonight. He was dead by the time an ambulance surgeon arrived. Dr. Wilson had come with his wife and a party of friends from Buffalo a week ago by motor on a vacation. They had spent the week at the home of A. E. Foran, at Nepon slt, and planned to return to Buffalo tomorrow. GUABDS CIRCLE POWDER MILL. Extra. Precaution Taken After Ex plosion In Several Plants. Oiean. N. Y.. Aug, M. Because of the suspicion and agitation resulting from the blowing up of powder mills, extra guards have been placed about the big Emporium powder mill of the Aetna Company hero. The guards have been ordered to exercise extraordinary vigil ance in keeping strangers away from the plant, as well as to keep the men working upon new additions in rich Crcek'Vslley. from the rest of the plant, where actual powder making is go ing on. Portuguese Riots Continue. Madrid, Aug. 30. Rioting continued today in thet northern wine provinces of Portugal, -where there has been a, Royalist uprising. Large quantities of bombs have been seised and many ar rests made. The population south of the Tagus. opposite Lisbon, is in revo lution. They looted a provision store. Mounted guards are parading the streets of the capital. GERMANS DIVIDE ON ARABIC CASE Admiral Von Tirpitz Splits with Hollweg, Says Report. BACKS "SUB" CAPTAINS Chancellor's Wishes for Discipling of U-Boat Commander Expected to Prevail. While Washington officials are wait ing for the report from the German government on the sinking of the Arabic. Interest is centered chiefly In reports that therl! Is a difference of opinion between Bethmann-Hollweg. the German Chancel lor, and Admiral Von TIrpltz of the ad miralty as to the course to be pursued. Secretary Lansing received a despatch yesterday from Ambassador Gerard at Berlin and there Is good reason to be lieve that It contained Information as to this difference. The understanding here Is that Ad miral Von TIrpltz and the German Chan cellor are agreed on the desirability of settling the controversy with the United States and maintaining peace. They are agreed on the necessity of Germany mak ing substantial concessions to this end. The point that they differ on, according t0 the reports that have reached Wash ington, is in regard to disciplining the German submarine commander, if it turns out that he really is responsible for the sinking of the Arabic Admiral von Tirpitz. it is said. Is solicitous of the effects of such action i.pon commanders of German submarines generally. While he Joins with the Ger man chancellor in desiring a settlement of the submarine controversy, even if it Includes a disavowal In the case of the Arabic, ho is anxious that the matter shall be handled in such a way that it will not have a demoralizing effect upon other commanders of German undersea boats. The information that has reached Washington Is that the German foreign office finally has obtained the upper hand In the councils In regard to the differ ences with the United States, and that the wishes of the chanceUor probably will prevail In the negotiations for the settle ment of the submarine Issue. Until re cently the military element In Berlin has controlled every move In regard to the controersy with the United States. That fact has been repeatedly reported to the State Department by Ambassador Gerard. Now, however, the German Em peror and his Influential advisers appar ently have awakened to the dangerous situation Into which this policy was bringing them and they have accepted the chancellor's views in favor of a more conciliatory policy. The belief here Is that the differences of opinion between the chancellor and the admiralty will not have serious effect on the settlement of the submarine con troversy. Washington officials have now entered upon a period of waiting for the German report on the torpedoing of the Arabic Until that is received no further step will bo taken in the negotiations to bring about a settlement of the submarine con troversy. PAUL ARMSTRONG DIES FROM HEART DISEASE Famous Playwright Stricken by Old Trouble Friends Blame Work on New Play. New York, Aug. 30. Paul Armstrong, noted playwright, died of heart disease at 7:15 o'clock tonight at his home. S3 Park avenue, less than two hours after he had greeted his wife and 1-year-old son, Paul. Jr., on their return from a lsit In Baltimore. Tho playwright had met his wife and son at the Pennsylvania Station at 6 o'clock with his automobile. On the re turn trip Armstrong suddenly collapsed at the entrance to Central Park. "It's the old trouble," he" gasped. After several minutes the playwright said tho pain had left him and he was "all right again." When the house was reached, however, he again was stricken. and doctors were summoned. The play wright sank steadily. He was conscious until within a few minutes of his death. His last words were, "Please let me sleep." Six months ago Mr. Armstrong was taken seriously ill. and his complaint was diagnosed as "athletic heart." brought on by strain from Igorous exercise. Friends tonight believed it possible that his work on a new play to be produced this season may be responsible for his death. In this play his wife, Catherine Calvert, the actress, was to have starred. They were married In December. 1313, shortly after his first wife, Itema Abelle Armstrong, obtained a divorce. Paul Armstrong was 46 years old. and was born In Kidder. Mo. He mode his first .great hit with his "Heir to the Hooroh." a Western play. Be also wrote "A Romance of the Underworld." "Alias Jimmy Valentine," and "The Escape." His sketch. The Bank's Half Million." Is now on the Keith circuit. Russians Not Ready for Peace. Pctrograd. Aug. 30. A representative gathering of the leading citizens xt Mos cow has adopted 'a resolution declaring that the -wa must continue-at. whatever cost to a victorious end, and. that all sug- icesuoc oi peace must m rejected. Anti-American Campaign in Mexico Traced to Germans Official Here ReceiVes Evidence of Propaganda Intended to Incite Populace to Hostility Against United States. Rumor of Villa's Death Denied. First-hand testimony to prove that German anti-American propaganda is be ing pmployed in Mexico to render the course of this government more difficult was laid before a responsible official of the State Department yesterday. An American business man with large Interests in Mexico presented a report of a speech made to Mexicans by a prominent German in Monterey urging public demonstrations against Amerlca.is and promising the support of the Ger man government In any hostile action which .the Mexican people might take against the United States. Monterey i$ now In territory controlled by Villa, who has assumed a counclllatory atti tude toward this government. The at tempt to Incite the Mexican people to anti-American demonstrations was re garded as an adjunct of the hostile propaganda fostered by Gen. Carranza, and was dealt with accordingly by tne Villa authorities. Made Incendlnry Speeches. The State Department's Informant has large Interests dependant upon the good will of the various Mexican factions. A summary of the speech referred to which is only one of many which Ger man nationals have made in various parts of Mexico since the diplomatic situation between this country and Ger many became acute Is presented here with: The United states seks the an nexation of Mexico and the enslave ment of her people. This she wants to accomplish before the settlement of th European war, because she realizes that if Germany were free-handed, such an act would not be permitted. Any attempt to impose upon Mexico a government acceptable to the United States would be but the open ing wege for such a plan. Germany desires the freedom of Mexico. Germany propeses to call the United States to account for her policy of permitting the shipment of arms to Germany's enemies as soon as the war is over. Germany is the natural enemy of the United States and the natural ally of the enemies qt the United States. If Mexico will rise up and defend her rights against aggression by the United States, Ger many will ally herself with Mexico and humiliate the powerful enemy of Mexico. Fostered by Carranza. The State Department's informant pre sented proof that this speech was not a large isolated instance, but bore every Indication of connection with a large number of similar agitations fathered b Germans In Mexico, and encouraged by the Carranza faction, which has virtual ly abandoned hope of recognition by this government and whose last chance of success lies In a united and anti-American Mexico. In view of our troubled foreign re DANIEL J. CARROLL ' FOUND DEAD IN HOME Former Chief of Weather Bureau Vic tim of Heart Disease, Says Coroner. Daniel Joseph Carroll, former chief clerk of the Weather Bureau, was found dead In a reclining- posture on a couch at his home, 1263 Irving street northwest, by Harry F. Spinner, a roomer, shortly before 7 o'clock last night. Spinner told the police he had seen Mr. Carroll lying in the same position as he passed his door early yesterday morning, but had paid little attention, thinking he was resting. Deputy Coroner Carr Issued a cer tificate of death from natural causes. He said Mr. Carroll probably had suf fered an attack of heart disease. Mr. Carroll was alone In the house, his wife and daughter having been at At lantic City for several days. They were notified by relatives last night. Mr. Carroll was S3 years old and at the time of his death was agent for the United States Casualty Com pany. He served as chief clerk of the Weather Bureau for more than ten years. He has been away from the Weather Bureau since 1913. Funeral arrangements will be made upon the arrival of the wife and daughter. The daughter. Rose Carroll, Is a school teacher. PLAYMATE FOR MTEAN BABY. Bar Harbor Friends Expect Arrival Abont Christmas Time. Bar Harbor. Me.. Aug. 3a Friends of the family of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Mc Lean are expecting that the millionaire baby son will have a very young play mate. Since young 'Vincent was born It has been a serious question to find a playmate for him. First, a colored child was tried. This soon failed, and since that, time they have tried everything- from dogs to monkeys. The little playmate Is expected about Christmas. Drowsed During Boat Drill. London, Auc 30. While encased in boat practice an officer-and sixteen boys of. the training- ship Cornwall" were drowned in 'the Thames today when their (boat collided with a, tug and lations with respect particularly to Germany, the unsettled conditions in Mexico have been regarded here for some time as a serious menace to this country. The evidence of a studied German propaganda in Mexico against the policy of the United States, to gether with the well-proven existence of a German propaganda in this country, presents an extremely seri ous possibility to this government. J. P. A. Villa Assassination Denied. Unofficial advices received here last night are to the effect that the report from Nogales, Ariz., to the effect that Gen. Villa had been assassinated is untrue. It Is understood that Gen. Maytorena- advised the Villa agent In this city that the military commander of the conent!on government Is alive and active In the field. Confirmation was received here yes terday of dispatches from Vera Cruz telling of the killing of E. F. Welles, an American citizen, employed as au ditor of the Tobacco Plantation Com pany. No details were given beyond the statement of fact that Welles was killed by bandits who blew up a train and shot the passengers, of whom Welles was one. The continuance of attacks upon American life and prop erty in Mexico makes it imperative. In the opinion of officials here, that the pan-American conference shall act speedily. nisr Bnttle Exprctril. EI Paso, Aug. 30. Reports from Villlsta sources tonight Indicate that an attack on Monterey by virtually the entire Villa army is imminent. Seventeen thousand 'men, practically all of the Villa forces, are said to be moving against the Neuvo Leon capi tal. Gen. Villa himself has left Tor reon for the front, it Is reported, and will take personal charge of opera tions. Carranza officials In El Paso declare that Monterey is still held by the Car ranzistas and has not yet been -tickedT- It Is not known how far the Villlsta columns are from the threatened city. All of Villa's artillery has been sent to the Monterey field of operations. Former Villa officers, disgusted with their leader's methods, are said to have revealed to local Carranza offi cials a plan alleged to have been con ceived by Gen. Felipe Angeles to se cure several thousand troops from Villa, lead them Into Sonora, ostensibly to fight the Carranzlstas. and then dis avow Villa. It is claimed that Angeles and Gov. Moytorena Intend to Join forces and repudiate Villa as the lead er of the conventlonlst army. Copies of letters which are said to have passed between Angeles and Maytorena have been forwarded to the Carranza agency in Washington. 18,000 BALTIMOREANS MAY GO ON STRIKE National Body of Garment Makers Assures Local Body of Support 4 in Difficulty. Baltimore, Md., Aug. 30. The national executive x council of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America adjourned Its annual .meeting at the Hotel Rcn ncrt today and told the local body to proceed with its demands for an eight hour day and more pay, and that the demands would be supported by the na tional organization. This means, according to Sidney Hill man, of New York, president of the Amalgamated, that the national body will back a local strike of from 15,000 to 18,000 garment workers If the demands of the latter are not met by their employers. Mr. Hlllman also said that there Is likely to be a strike of 50,000 garment workers In Chicago within four or five weeks, for the prospects of the demands of the workers being met in that olty aro far from favorable. But strike in Baltimore or Chicago, he said, will not mean a national strike. Each local body will work as a unit In Its demands or In a strike that may re sult from a refusal of the demands. There will be no "sympathetic strike." I00K FOR TROUSERED "TOOTSY." Missing: Girl Dlssnlaed a Boy and a llnnrnvrar, Police Goes. New York. Aug. 30. While her mother professes to believe that Viola Stevens, the missing; 15-year-old Brook lyn girl known as "Tootsy," was lured away by her seal for entomology and Is communing with nature somewhere In the Long- Island woods, the more p.-actlcal police are convinced that "Tootsy" with clipped hair and boy clothes has run away with Max Good nan, I (-years old. Max Goodman is missing, too. "Mr Goodman bought a boy's suit at a Brooklyn department store Just be fore he and the girl disappeared. They were chemistry and entomology stud ents together, and had been, heard to talk- of "hiking" to Arizona! & Weck-a Trias Seaaaere TRe- sorts. B. O. Ask agents for particulars A4T. . , . . COLORADO CALLS WILSONTLOHER' Federal Officers Charge3with Preventing Militia Enlistment. MARTIAL COURT CALLED U. S. in League with Mine Workers' Organization. Accusation of State National Guard. Denver, Colo., Aug. 30. President Wil son, the agents of the Federal Depart ment of Justice, a former adjutant gen eral of West Virginia, at least one detec tive agency, and the United Mine Work ers aro charged by the governor of Colo rado and Lieut Col. E. J. Boughton. of the National Guard, with conspiring to prevent the enlistment of men In the organization. The charges were made after a military court of inquiry, appointed by the gov ernor to investigate accusations of graft, misuse of State funds and property, and other grave complaints officially made to the governor as commander-in-chief by a committee of officers and former officers of the National Guard, had convened at the Statchousc. Members of the officers' committee say It Is so palpably an attempt on the part of the governor and Boughton to dodge the main Issue that It has aroused only ridicule among those who hae followed the puerile attempts of the administra tion to strengthen the guard numerically while still leaving Its management In the hands of men who are under grave accu sations. Sent to Delay Hecrnltlnjr. Boughton. who has been charged with offenses against the military code, but not with halng participated In any of the frauds complained of In the governor's private Inquiry, now appears to be the spokesman for the court of Inquiry and the governor. It was he who first made known the fact that President Wilson, from papers alleged to have been seized by a detec tive agency, appeears to have been In communication with the mine workers, aiding and abetting them In their efforts to halt the accession of new members of the military force. In regard to former Adjutant General of West Virginia C D. Elliott, who has been In Denver for some time, the gov ernor, through Boughton, announced that there was evidence that the West Virgin ian had been sent here to prevent In ev ery way the reorganization of the guard. Elliott had been in the employ of the Baldwin Felts Agency, retained by the West Virginia coal operators during the strike in that State, and later by those In Colorado to defend their property, but that after he had become well acquainted with the secret of the operators, he had gone over to the mine workers because his later employment paid better. V. S. Worked vrlth Sleuths. Elliott was haled before the military court of inquiry Saturday night, but he refused to testify. The agents of the Department of Jus tice, Gov. Carlson claimed, had been working with the Burns agency to blo:k his plan for the reorganization and had conspired with the mine workers to ob tain the indictment of himself. Adjutant General John Chase and other officers of the guard so that there might be ef fected a tradi through which Indictments against certain miners accused of crimes might be nolle prosscd. Have Used Detectives. Officers of the United Mine Workers admit that detectives have been in the employ of their counsel but only for the purpose of getting evidence to be used In the defense of the men facing trial for murdr. No agency men. as far as known, have been retained. The union is not interested directly. John McLennan, president of the United Mine Workers, said, in seeking for evidence that officers of the guard murdered prisoners or that they Interfered wltn a United States marshal In the perform ance of bis duty or had stolen govern ment property, but he said that natursUy they were co-operating with the Federal Secret Service In turning up such evi dence as will bring abont the Indict ment of these officers. GRAPE JUICE AND WINE RATES HERE LOWERED Hotels and Restaurants Benefit by Ruling of Interstate Commerce Commission. Washington hotels and restaurants will get their grape Juice and wines from California at a cheaper rate of transportation than heretofore, but not its champagne. The Interstate Commerce Commis sion yesterday approved the applica tion of the Southern Pacific -and the Santa Fe to make a Joint rate on the favored products to seaport towns on the Atlantic only at 45 cents per hun dred. Since the opening of the Panama Canal the railroads have been repre senting that unless they were permit ted to make the low rate they would lose all of the carrying trade in Cali fornia wine products. Heretofore much of this businesp has gone to New York by water and the Tehaun tepec Railroad. The rate heretofore has been 55 cents a hundred. Special Iritrar'sest.!C j Be ad. page Zr-Air. , , Powder Blasts Probed by U. S. Offiials Believe Well-organized Plot Exists to Destroy Mu nitions Factories. That a well-organized plot exists to de stroy munitions factories that are turning out supplies for the allies is the belief of officials here who have been Investi gating the various German propaganda charges recently made. The wrecking of the American Powder Company's glazing mill at 'Acton. Mass., Sunday, which will tie that plant up for several weeks; destruction of a black powder mill at Upper Hadley, a suburb of Wilmington. Del., with the death of two men; following close on explosions at half a dozen other points during the last week are considered far more than mere coincidences. It was learned from an unimpeachable source that an investi gation has already been started. The operations of the secret service agents and the Department of Justice representatives who have been work ing for several weeks on charges that a wldesnread plot exists by which the neutrality of the United States is be-j London. Aug. 30. While claiming suo lng violated on behalf of Germany cesses at every point of contact In the are clouded In deep mystery. It ls eastern theater, the Germans are dlrect- positively known that a number of the best men in the secret service have been "loaned" to the State De partment for confidential work. These are the men who are working on the German case and It is believed that they already have started an investi gation of the powder plant explosions. Highwaymen Stab Lone Pedestrian Three Men Escape After Cut ting Albert E. Gill in Street Attack. Stabbed In the stomach, Albert E. Gill, a plumber, of 333 L street southwest, lies at Emergency Hospital In a serious con dition. He was attacked by three white men at Four-and-a-half and L streets southwest shortly after 10 o'clock last night. Before going on the operating table at the hospital Gill said one of the men had stabbed him. Ills condition was too criti cal to warrant questioning. The police were unable to get a description of the assailants. GUI is 31 years old. It Is believed the motive of the attack was robbery. MR. DEAD-BEAT WILL HAVE A HARD WINTER Wearers of Sporty Duds Who Have Neglected to Pay Henceforth Will Get Cold Stare. The sporty looking lad who cavorted up and down F street last fall In daz zling duds of the latest style will no longer parade with chest thrown out and haughty eye. The Retail Merchant's Association will no longer clothe those who can not or will not pay. Tired of furnish ing the Willie Boy with the newest thing in top coats and fall suits, the business men have decided to organ ize a first line of defense and swat the fellow or the saucy miss who runs up a charge account and then takes another street for' their dally walks. The credit men's section of the Re tail Merchant's Association, composed of Bailey Shumate. L F. Valentine. J. von S. Bryan, and Charles J. Columbus, will meet this afternoon In the Raleigh Hotel to consider a plan whereby credit Information will bo collected and distributed among members of the association. WILL COURT-MARTIAL MIDDIES FOR HAZING Naval Board Finishes Work at Acad emy and Submits Recommendations to Head of Institution. Annapolis, Md., Aug. 30. After con tinuous sessions covering more than a month, the naval board appointed to probe hazing among the midshipmen, finished Its work today and Its report and recommendations have been laid before Acting Superintendent L. H. Chandler, for review preparatory to being forwarded to the Navy Depart ment. Nothing pertaining to the finding will be disclosed pending final action of the department, but It is leafrned from reliable sources that a number of midshipmen will be tried by court martlaU In some Instances the hazing Is said to have been of a severe nature. The investigation covered only cases since June and of which members of the new, fourth class admitted less than two .months ago were the vic tims. No Trace of Xarowijae Pound. The gunboat Marietta, which has been searching in southern waters for the lost United Fruit Company's liner Marowtlne, yesterday reached Quanta namo. where she will coal and leave for Santo Do mingo. She had not sighted the Maro wljne, according to a dispatch received at the Navy Department, Calmbla Theater tadar aooa. eamtlaa- ous Sam Bernard in "Poor Schjnalta.' A4T. GERMANS START ATTACK AGAINST RIGAMSES Von Beseler, Conqueror of- Antwerp, Opens Friederich- stadt Operations. STRIKING IN GALICIA Dvina Only Obstacle in Path of Advance on North ern City. STORY'S CHECK KAISER'S MOVES In Brest-Litovsk Region the Teutons Strive to Drive Russians in Marshes to Emulate Hindcnburg. Ing their principal efforts at the two ex treme tips of the 330-mile Une otr'the Dvlna River and in Southeastern Gallda. Gen. Von. Beseler, the siege expert of the German army, whose battering ram tactics carried Antwerp and Novo Gcorglvsk, has been put In command of operations against Riga, hf raiding a ie- , termlned effort to definitely remove this menace from Von HIndenburg's rear. He Is now attacking the bridgehead po sitions at Frlederlchstadt. about fory miles southeast of Riga and If he suc ceeds In forcing a passage of the Dvtn he will be in a position to open an Im mediate advance against Riga, where the Russians recently succeeded in putting a sharp halt to the German offensive. Driven Toward Maranea. In Southeastern Gallcia the Austro Germans have advanced to the Strypa River, near the Galiclan frontier. In what Is believed 'to be an effort to cut off the Russian southern army, numbering about 300.000. The right wins of this army is under heavy attack by flying columns of cavalry between Knvel and Loutsk. towards which a .Vienna report-states t the Teutons are gaining ground. In the Brest-Litovsk region the der mans appear to principally be engaged In an effort to drive the Russians into the Prlpet marshes, 'apparently in an effort to repeat Von HIndenburg's tri umph In the Mazurlan lakes region. Against Grodno, te only fortress on this line still held by the Russians, large German forces are pressing their advance. They have taken the town of Llpsk, twenty miles west of tho fortress. Other armies are advancing upon It from the southwest. Storms Check Germans. Terrific storms, heralding the ap proach of the wet autumn season, are raging In Western Russlar accordlng to dispatches from Petrograd, and the German'advanCe In the marshy region of Prlpet Is being delayed. The vast stretches oT low land along the Prlpet are rapidly being converted into mo rasses, it is said, and the Germans are finding It hard to transport artillery. If they find it hard now, military , critics here afe convinced that within a few weeks they will find it Impos sible and express confidence that, with the coming of the equlnoctual storms, the Teutons .will be forced to with draw to the Brest-Litovsk line and content themselves with the successes so far gained. MANY WATCH DIAMOND THEFT. Tray Containing ?S,000 In Gemsr Stolen from Trenton Store. Trenton. N. X. Aug. 30. A tray oS J diamonds, valued at 1S.00O. was stolen from the show window of A. F. R. Lutx, a Jeweler of Broad street this morn ing and the thieves escaped. Walter Gladney, manager for a grocery store located a few doors from Lutii shop, saw three men steal the diamonds. When opposite Lutz's, window one of the men raised a hammer and smashed the glass. The others seized the diamonds, and all three- escaped by fording the Assunpink Creek to a waiting automo bile. The police have no clues. Hundreds "f persons were In sight during the robbery. This makes the third Mwelry store robbery here In three months. Tnjured in Ball Game, He Dies. Peoria, I1L. Aug. 30. Ernest Weiss, 3 died today as the result of injuries re ceived in a collision in a Sunday base ball game. Weiss was catcher for an Independent team and was knocked over when a 'base runner slid Into the 'plate. He finished the Inning, retired from th game, but remained on the field. He was found unconscious under the bleachers after the players had left the park. Narrow Escape from Submarine. 'Philadelphia. Aug. 30. The steamship West Point from London docked here this morning and CapL Plnkham re ported "a narrow escape from, a German, submarine off the English coast on Aug. IT. A large vessel near the West Point was sunk, probably being selected, as th target because she seemed better prer than the West Point, etnrsk rsntKaV kMJM Cklemm aaa Ri Baltimore ana unio, sepieraoei toS.,3r;; vaim igr return ovyiciuufr "-. ". Through trains moraine: noon, evani "l 1U -. -.. . 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