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WASHINGTON, D. C. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1915.
ONE OKNT 12. WnsAlnntosi Fofnte Mntn
ul1Ji V-LiUX. Thereto. ELSEWHERE TWO CEMTa.
AT PEACE GROSS
ON EVE OF CAMP
First Official Gathering Is at
Mount St. Alban Me
morial Services. '
BISHOP DAVIES PREACHES
Pleads That Nation May Never
Seek World Dominion
Or Be "Bullv."
THOUSANDS LISTEN TO SERMON
Nearly All Churches of Capita! Hold
Special Rites in Honor
of G. A. R.
First Grand Army Review
- Impeded By Ducks and Pigs
Flftj enra aco laul Mar 160,
000 acnHoortl veteran of the cltll
nar marched up l'ennxjltania
avenue, p3ed Jn review before
the President, and were then
muatrred out and atarted on (lirlr
way- to home acntterrd thruueh
out ever? Mate theu In the United
Today the remnant of the Un
ion army are In Wnahlnetnn fr
liP flftleth nnnlvrranrj of tlint
grand review. WfdnfJtdaj the?
will marrlt up that same avenue,
end rrenldrnt V llinn. ntsndliic In
the identical Mot where nilrew'
Johnnon Muml, will Iild them
3Inn rternnn who partit'ipnteil
In the flrnt Brand review t-om-mrutrd
ntrriln on l!ie chance
In rocditloiiH xlnce that time.
Fifty J earn oro tliej msrrhrd
alone n dirt mad with n rrerk
ruDulitE through SI. when the
paraded front the foot of the Cap
itol up l'rana Ivniila nvcnne paNt
the White llounr. One of the vrt
ernna recalled that In thnt ninrcli
tfcej were compelled io chae plci
and dueka out of their uaj.
Hy RALPH . BUNTOV
The veterans who tifl ears ago
risked their lives that the I'nion misht
be preserved today w '1 iorna.lv com
mence the celebration of the fortv -ninth
annual encampment of the Unnii Arm
of the Republic.
With thousands of Uitors. ahead in
the city, with othe- thousands pnuun
Into Union Station, with the s-tn-ets and
buildings bedecked in glad arrav. and
with every detail of preparation at rang
ed for. Washington ii- rendv for lie be
ginning of a week of biilliant festivities,
marking the semi-centennial of the end
ing of the civil war.
The festivities were yesterday fittmglv
uhercd in with appropilate patriotic
scrvkes in churches in all sections of
the cit and with special memorial ex
ercises before the Peace Cross at Mount
St. Alban. These mcmornl. exercises,
offcied the first opportunity for the
assembling of the veterans who have
gathered here fiom ill parts of the
Thounnnd Attend Sen lre.
A congregation of several thousand,
composed of aged veterans, members t
patriotic organization', and many others,
assembled In the open under the over
spreading branches of the shade trees
of the Cathedral Close, which stands
pleasantly upon an elevation, overlook
ing the heart of the city. Scores of
members of the Women's Relief Co-?s,
dressed In white, wearing their badges
and Insignia, and 'ach carrvins a large
American flag, marched in procession to
special seats, led by the lod of offi
An exhortation for the molding of
an ven greater nstion out of the ele
ments of patriotism, loyaltv. courage,
truth, and heroism was made by Right
Ttev. Thomas F. Davles. D. D.. Bishop
Cf Western Massachusetts, who delivered
"May this nat.on never be selfish or
deluded with the dcs.rc for world dom
ination, but rather Imbued with the
spirit of world service," said the bishop.
"Mny she nevcrLe a bully or a rash
and prcsuraptlous meddler into affairs
with which she Is not concerned. But
rony our country still never be sluggish
or backward about taking Us stand for
the upholding of the principles of Justice
and right and truth, regardless of what
that stand may post. For It Is to be re
.itienlwrtil that the strength and wisdom
of a "nation can be measured, not by
mere numbets. but by the Inherent di
vinity of the people who compote It. Let
us not forget to foster religion in our
Bishop Davles took for Ills text. "He
who loseth his life for My sake shall
find It." He painted a vivid picture of
the horror of the European warfare, but
declared that above the smoke and car
nage and bate may be seen flashes of
light of spiritual quality that slow even
brighter than the bursting shells.
,, These jnen." he said., "are fighting
tor Ideals that right and justice may
prevail. They are showing the world the
fineness -of patriotism, of loyalty, of
courage, of heroism. Our prayer la that
out of all the anguish there may" come
O0KI1NUSD ON FAQCTWO.
Four Incendiary Barracks
Fires Under Investigation;
Detectives Seek Evidence
Army Officials Begin Inquiry Following Fifth Blaze in Five
Days Maj. W. P. Woten Holds "Firebugs" Respon
sible Night Watches May Be Increased.
Army officials yesterday began an In
vestigation Into live fires of mysterious
origin that have occurred at 'Washing
ton Barracks within the last five days.
At least fojr of the fires were incen -
diary. It la asserleu. JNeany -u.w.v aara-
Nearly S30.0CO dam-
ase has resulted.
Thf' most destructive fire was that ear-
ly ycsteicuy, wnen names peneiraico mo
J loft of the main stable at Uie garrison.
Korty-clght liurses and mules were saved
only by the immediate response of the
soldiers to the alarm of fire. The fire
was the second of Saturday night.
Belief that three previous fires were
incendiary was strengthened during the
stable blare, when a rope was found
dangling from a loft window. This led
both officers of the garrison and District
fire officials to believe the buildings had
been set afire.
Maj. W. P. Wooten. in command a,t he
barracks, declared without reservation
the fires were started by a "firebug." but
would t-uggest no motive. Maj. Wooten
lias ordeied a vigorous investigation and
has asked aid of the District police.
It was, believed among soldiers at the
garrison that a "bobtalled" private
might have set the buildings afire, but it
nas learned later none of the men had
been dishonorably discharged within a
ear. Another theory attributed the
fires to dismissed Civilian employes, but
i till ' donated when the records
It is probable the night watches at
the garrison will be increased this
week. All the fires broke out aDoui
. . ... ....I.4.....1.. n.lirlnnt.il '
mianigiu nu iur,i.w .....-.-
from the outside, with the exception
of that in the stable.
The fires were in different buildings,
the first being discovered in the laun
dry early in the week. The damage
was estimated at J200. A second fire
broke out in the headquarters build
ing, near the entrance. It was ex-
i tinguislied before much damage
I been done. The third fire, doing dam
tace of from J10.000 to $16,000. Thurs
day night destrojed a paint-shop and
burned into 50.000 feet of lumber. It
was believed tfie fire was caused by
sparks from an open-air hearth, burn
ing near the paint shed.
About midnight Saturday, Are was
discovered in the commissary depart
ment, but was extinguished before it
gained headnav. A short time later,
the main btable was found burning.
A rope was dangling from a loft win
dow at one end of the stable. The
ether end was guarded by a soldier.
BALLOT BY GIGGLE ROUTE.
lrwrln hnre the Lnngiiii Will
Lund hnffa' Hopea.
New York. Sept. 26 May Irwin is cer
tain women can laugh their w-ay to suf
frage "The way to win a man," she says, "is
to keep him in good humor, and there
is nothlnc so contagious as laughter.
. ,. . h ,... you.
Mis Irwin ought to know, for she has
been laughing all her life. Her motto is
"I-itigh down the pests." and she has
started on her smiling pilgrimage in the
cause of suffrage for her sex. The ques
tion comes up before the voters of New
York In November, and It's to be a cru
sade of laughter.
"That's why we are sure to win." says
Miss Irwin. "We are simply going to
laugh our way Into our rlshts, and w
are going to make the men laugh with
"You don't believe it? Well. Just you
wait until November 2. and see what a
woman's laughter can do."
CORNS" CUT OUT APPENDIX.
ChlcaBo Doctor SayayOperatlon Will
Corr Chilblains, Too.
Chicago. Sept. IG-If ou have corns,
bunions, or chilblains, have our appen
dix cut out. That. In brief, was the ad
vice of Dr. James R. Price, of Chicago,
in an address delivered before the con
vention of the American Association of
He also said that removal of the ap
pendix often stimulated the circulation
of the blood and improves the general
TICKLES BEAR; LOSES THUMB. -
Catlfornlnn Learn Some Thing
Abont "Nice Little" Brain.
Redding, Cal.. Sept K.-R. T. Wakey
lost the thumb of his right hand be
cause he tickled a bear in the circus on
"Nice little bear." said Walsey, as
he patted the white bear on the nose.
The next moment the bear's teeth grip
ped the thumb. Walsey, realizing that
his whole hand was In danger, braced
his feet against the cage and let the
bear tear off his thumb at the first
Interorban Hits Auto; Three Hilled.
Kenosha, Wis., Sept. 36. Three men
were killed this afternoon when a train
on tho Chicago and Milwaukee electric,
line ran Into a automobile near Kenosha.
The dead: Fred 3Ietten3 years old;
Fred B. Prott, 25; 'Anthony Czarowskl,
n. The men killed were occupants of
1th automobile. -
After examining the damaged build
ing. District Fire Marshal Nicholson
declared lie believed the blaze was in
cendiary, pointing out the frequency
jof previous fires
o substantiate his
I Police detectives have been assigned
to asgIst otflcera at the barracks In
tne investigation, but no clews vvert
Board "Amazed" at "Mis
statements" By D. C.
MERRY WAR IS ON OVER
NEW EASTERN HIGH SITE
Parker. Palmer, and Gordon
Records in Support of
There's merry war to pay over the re
jection by the District Commissioners
of the condemnation awards for the
site proposed for the new Eastern High
In rejecting the awards of the condem
nation jury Col. Myron M. Parker,
Auhck Palmer and ' Rev. Thomas Gor
donthe Commissioners announced some
Yesterday a red-hot statement issued
in behalf of the condemnation Jury an
nounced the latter as "somewhat amazed
at the misleading statements of the Dis
The statement of the condemnation
Jury. In full, follows:
"The commission appointed by the
court to determine the value of squares
1094, 1095, 1108 nnd l09. are somewhat
amazed at the misleading statements of
the District Commissioners as recently
published In-the Washington papers and
as a reply would submit the following
statement of facts taken from the records
In the case:
"The record will show that the average
price atlowed by the commission for
the four squares of ground, w'as 23 cents
per square foot and not 32 cents as
misstated bv the Commissioners of the
District. The award for the land was
also S10.782 less than the average price
quoted by the Commissioners, and not
J16.O0O 'in excess of the highest valuation
of any of the property owners' own ex
perts who testified as to the value of the
whole site." As a matter of fact, as
shown by the testimony In the case, the
award for the land was over $10,000 less
than the average valuation of three wit
nesses for the property owners and was
SJ.r7l.19 less than the valuation placed
by Mr. Jerman, $11,654.97 less than that
placed by Mr. Simpson and $14.D0J.72 less
than that of Mr. Mallery.
A v erase Valuation 9132,442.
"The record will also show that the
average valuation placed by the wit
nesses for the District and property
owners was $132,442.34. The award by
the commission was $133,423.33 some
thing less than $1,000 in excess off the
average value given by the witnesses
for the government and property own
"As to the improvements, the undis
puted testimony of Mr. J. C. Yost,
recognized as one of Washington's
most conservative and reliable builders,
placed a total valuation for improve
ments of $37,784.31, and not 'about
SI7.O0O. as was misstated by the Dis
trict Commissioners. The award of the
commission for Improvements was
$30,817, or $6,967.31 less than that esti
mated by Mr. Tost.
"There was proof Introduced show
ing that the clay and gravel' deposit
had a value of about $37,000, but the
commission disregarded this element of
".Frora the statement of the District
Commissioners It would seem that the
decision was based more on the as
sessed valuation of the property than
on the evidence taken in the case.
"The printed Instructions of the
court were "that the commission must
not consider the assessed value of th
land, ttor allow the same to come to
'If the District Commissioners were
not satisfied with the verdict of the con
demnation commission, why did they not
ask for a trial by Jury, as Is wisely pro
vided for by law, and usually followed?
Again, why did they not accept a propo
sition made by a representative of the
property owners, that the District Com
missioners select a man. the property
owners another, and those two to select
a third, the property owners' agreeing to
accept either verdict? Why did the Dis
trict Commissioners .decline to accede to
either of these propositions? The only
Inference that can be drawn is that they
were afraid that the verdict would not be
materially changed and Vith the possi
bility of the award being Increased over
that made by the first commission.
"If the District commissioners caratui-
ixurrorczD ox FASS.xm.
G. A. R. Activities Today and Tomorrow
9 a. m. Dedication Camp Matthew G. Emery, First and B streets north
1 to 5:30 p. m. Twelve navy vessels in Georgetown Channel, west of
Potomac Park, open to visitors.
10 a. m. and 2 p. m. National Association of Patriotic Instructors,
Church of Our Father, Thirteenth and L streets northwest.
9 a. m. Reception by National Association of Patriotic Instructors,
9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Veteran Signal Corps Association reunion, Mount
Tabor Church, Thirty-fifth street and Wisconsin avenue,
9:30 a. m. Ex-Prisoners of War. Camp Emery.
10 a. m. Reunion Sixth Army Corps, Old Fort Stevens.
1 :30 p. m. Army of the Cumberland reunion. Camp Emery.
2 p. m. Tree planting at Lincoln Memorial, Potomac Park.
2 p. m. Sixth Army Corps Association visits grave of Gen. H. G. Wright,
3 p. m. Signal Corps Veterans visit old forts near Washington in auto
3 p. jn. Drill by Fifth Cavalry, White Lot.
7 p. m. Exercises at Grant Memorial, Botanical Gardens.
7 p. m. Welcome signaled from Capitol dome to Camp Emery.
7:30 p. m. Citizens' reception and semi-official meeting of G, A. R.
Camp Emery. President Wilson to speak.
10 to 1 1 :30 a. m. and I to 5:30 p. m. Twelve war vessels in George.
town Channel, west of Potomac Park, open to visitors.
9 to 9:30 p. m. Searchlight drill by war vessels.
Girls Toss $500 Into Sewer
When Police Stop Joy Ride
Gay Party of Three Young Washington Women and Escorts
Held in Baltimore Following Disappearance of
$1,000 From Widow's Purse.
Following a robbery of $1,000, of which
$o00 was thrown into a sewer, three
Washington girls and their escorts are
being held in Baltimore, Md., and today
will be taken to Marlboro, Md.. for trial.
The victim, Mrs. C. L, Stewart, was
robbed Saturday night while dining with
a party In the Ram's Horn Inn, near
The prisoners, three girls and three
young men, were trailed to a Baltimore
hotel from the Ram's Horn and a: rested
at 3 o'clock jesterday morning. The
police say two of the girls admitted that
they had thrown five $100 bills down a
sewer shortly after the arrest. The
other $000 Is believed to have been over
looked when the purse was rifled and
thrown aside on the trip to Baltimore.
It has not been found.
Mrs. Stewart, registering from St
Louis, formerly lived in College Park,
Md., is the widow of Prof. Guy
Stewart, at one time connected with
the Maryland Agricultural College and
at his death four jears ago an Industrial
agent for the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road In Missouri. He w-as fatally burn
ed in a railroad wreck, compensation
from the railroad company for his death
being received by Mrs. Stewart several
weeks ago. it Is iaid. Sho I about :i
.'cars old. , '
Shortly before midnight Saturday Mrs.
Stewart was with a party of four at the
Ram's Horn, when three young men and
three women walked In. They were John
U. S. Men Kill
Ten American Soldiers In
jured in Battle With
Cane Haltlen. Sept. K Forty Haitian
rebels were killed and ten Americans
were wounded In another battle today
about two miles from here. The Ameri
can patrol was surprised by a large force
of the rtbels. A messenger was sent
here for re-enforcements. When they ar
rived the rebels were driven oft and took
refuge in the forts, which were shelled
by the American marines and blue-
... . . .. . w-i- i
Reports received hero state mai re
who have refused to disarm arc march-
lng on Haut du Gap, In the plains or
the northern part of the country.
Morency, the rebel chieftain, is said to
be Inciting his followers to resist the
efforts of the American forces to bring
about disarmament and submit to the
government of Resident Dartignenave.
Today's battle with the rebels Is the
most seriousf encounter between .Ameri
cans and rebels since the American forces
landed on the Island following the as
sassination of President Glullame two
months ago. Two Americans were killed
by snipers within twenty-four hours
after the American forces landed, and In
an encounter the next day six HalUans
were killed. .
AMEBICASS Off ARMS SHIP.
Three Sail for Glaacoir T.000 Tom
of Manltloaa Tueaata.
New Tork. Sept. 24 The Tuscanla.
loaded with 7,000 ton of war munition
and general merchandise, aailed today for
Glasgow. She' was delayed twenty' houra
on her last westward trip. !" to ,top
put In mid-ocean and rwciuiw '
ser from the Greek liner Athlftal.
had a small passenger list and carried
only three Americans. 'two to tb ocom
d ta the third' cW
and Alfred Barghausen. both 71. of 331
K street southwest: Wilbur Reamey, 22.
Xw L street southeast; Ethel Hlnes, IS,
lOlfi Seventh street southeast; Hazel
Knauss. 19, 321 Sixteenth street south
east, and Marie Smith, 20. of 331 E street
I northwest,.,emplojed as a -manicurist in
a downtown hotel.
After the party's departure Mrs. Stew-r.-t
discovered her purse, which had con
tained $1,000. had been stolen from her
coat. The three couples were questioned
as they prepared to drive away In their
automobile, but denied knowledge of the
theft. Maryland and District authorities
were notified and Baltimore police were
called by Mrs. Stewart, the six Wash
Ingtonlans having declared they were go
ing to Baltimore.
Police in the latter city found the au
tomobile in front of a hotel, where the
three couples were arrested. After a
lengthy questioning, according to the
police, one of the girls confessed the
theft, saying she had taken the purse
from Mrs. 'Stewart's coat as she went
out of the calc with her friends.
The purse vas searched as the party
proceeded to Baltimore, five $100 bills be
ing removed and taken by two of the
girls. Papers wjsre thrown out and the
case was tossed aside. It contained a
$G00 bill, overlooked by the pris mers.
The confessions were obtained by De
ttctive Guy Burlingame, of the Wasn
ington police, and Deputy Sheriff 'Jarrl
son, of Prince George County, Md.
Girl and Self
Love of Operatic Stars Leads
to Murder and
New York. Sept 6. Herbert Heck
ler, 27 years old, an opera singer of
Chicago, shot and mortally wounded
Miss Pearl Palmer. 23 Tears old. also
an opera singer, tonight at 11 o'clock
in the Conservatory Building at 240
West Seventy-second street and then
sent a bullet through his own fore
head after a quarrel with the singer.
'He died instantly. Miss Palmer was
I hurried to the Pnlvrllnlr Wnnltol
wnere u was found three DUneU hai
entered lter bodVi one of wbIch went
through her head. The doctors report
ed she could not live throughout the
nrght. Miss Palmer has been singing
prima donna roles In Victor Herbert's
opera "Princess Pat." She waa in
Philadelphia last week, and arrived
here this morning, engaging a room
on the top floor. Heckler has been in
the city for several days.
According' to Mme. Alice Andreas
Parker, who has a studio- In the build
ing, located at the corner of West End
avenue. Heckler and Miss Palmer have
been sweethearts for three years. Two
years ago they became engaged and
since that time have been much' In
each other's company. Heckler fre
quently urged Miss Palmer to marry
him. but she delayed fulfilling her
promise because she desired to continue
her stage career.
Stork to Visit Mn. Hyde.
Paris. Sept. 28. From Intimate of the
family it is learned that Mrs. James
Hazen Hyde, the widow of the late Count
Gontaut BIron before 'she married the
American Insurance magnate, is expect
ing an. Interesting event, to occur shortly.
stasssral ffallg i
Office Washlncton-Snnsst Route, vnd
Southern Railway, tram M F st-nw.
to IliO at. . keur Swcltv 1116. 1
MEANT FOR CYMRIC
Returning Travelers Tell How Liner
Laden With Munitions Escaped
New York, Sept. 36. According to the
passengers of the White Star liner
Cymric, which arrived here today, the
torpedo which sent the Hesperian to the
bottom w-as really intended for the Cym
ric They asserted that the submarine
was lying In wait for tho bigger boat
with her 17.0C0 tons of war munitions.
She was In the vicinity wher the
Anchor liner was torpedoed at about the
same time. However, she was met by
two destioyers and a fast cruiser and '
escorted to port. .
One hundred Spaniards came over In i
the steerage to settle In West Virginia
Will Start Hank Move if Bui-
gars Join Austro-
ISSUED, IS ROME REPORT
Hindenburg Penetrates Russian Posi
tions On Smorgen-Wischnew Front.
Slavs Driven Across Beresina.
ErecUl ftbi to The Wishinston Ucrtld.
London, Sept 2G. England, France and
possibly Italy will join with Greece and
hurl an army of more than 1M.O0O In a
flank attack on the Bulgarians and Con
stantinople If Bulgaria joins the Austro
Germans, it Is believed here tonight.
Such a proposal has been made to
Greece by England and France, It Is
stated in dispatches from Athens. The
dispatch adds that official announcement
of the proffer will be made there shortly.
For such a campr.ign the allies contem
plate using Salonika as a base.
Bulgaria, however, has reiterated her
intention of remaining strictly neutral.
Following the Issuance of an official
statement at Sofia to the effect that the
Bulgarian mobilization was merely to
guard the neutrality and Interests of the
nation. Premier Radoslavoff handed an
official note to entente representatives
today enlarging upon, but repeating, the
Report Ultimatum Sent.
In view of the fact, however, that Bul
garia In her declaration omitted to name
Serbia as one of the nations against
which she had "no hostile intentions,"
considerable doubt Is felt here as to her
A dispatch from Rome says:
"In government circles the impression
grows that Intervention by the quadruple
entente In the Balkans Is assured should
Bulgaria deliver an ultimatum. A
Bucharest report that such an ultima
tum already has been made cannot be
confirmed at the foreign office."
The Bulgarian minister at Petrograd
today held a long conference with For
eign Minister Saronoff. Germany also,
while ready to throw 800.000 men through
Serbia, is reported to be negotiating
with the NIsh government to avoid the
necessity of further fighting In the
Russians Lose Ground.
Masked batteries of heavy German
guns are keeping up a continuous bom
bardment along a front of miles on the
Dvina, where Field Marshal Von Hin
denburg is making tremendous efforts to
The most Intense fighting on the whole
eastern front Is proceeding here and the
Germans claim further advances In the'r
campaign against Dvlnsk and Riga. Fur
ther south Prince Leopold's Bavarians
are making some progress towards
Minsk, but the greater German effort
Is being centered against the Dvlna lines.
In Eastern Galicia and Volhynta the
Russians continue to attack and again
practically control the triangle of Vol
The German statement today reports
that Von Hindenburg has penetrated
the Russian positions on the Smorgen
Wischnew front and that northwest of
Schberesnla the Russians have been
thrown across the Beresina River.
German ae-oplanes are terrorizing
Dvlnsk dally, large numbers of civilians
being reported killed In the raids. The
greater part of the population has
evacuated the city and the Russians are
reported to be removing the last of the
HER WAR BURDEN HEAVY.
British Woman Loses Hasbaad, Son
and Home Throng Conflict.
San Bernardino, CaL, Sept SO. When
the war began In Europe Mrs. Nancy
Brooks, 72, lost her husband, an
officer 'in the British army. Zeppelin
attacks subsequently destroyed.her.home
In England. She then- traveled across
the sea and" a- continent to spend her
declining years with her, -son. who svas
last heard of on a ranch near here.
She found him Incurably insane in the
Patton Stat Hospital. The "shock of
hi father's 'death' and the refusal of
the recruiting officers. tn'VancoUver.'i v
C, to permit him-to .join the colors with
the Canadian" contingent had unbalanced
his mind. New-found friends are en
deavoring to obtain a home for the
stricken wl&w. " ""
Col Mi mentoitonny. M nana t 11
p. m. casruw vtannr at tj m. ia iwanv
ALLIES' GREAT DRIVE
CUTS GERMAN FRONT;
TAKE 20,000 CAPTIVES
" ' T-
From Sea to Verdun Biggest Advance Made
Since Battle of Marne On Offensive
All Along Line Hill 70 Captured.
Teuton Salient at Verdun Menaced Souchez Again in Hands
of French New Advance Started After Unprecedented
Bombardment Germans Counter-Attacking.
Special Cable to The Washington Herald.
London, Sept. 26. The great drive of tie allies has already carried then
far into the Geraaa positioas from the sea to Verdun, for a greater gain than
they hare registered since the battle of the Maine.
la two days the allieshaTe taken more than 20,000 prisoners, more than
thirty field gus, an uaBcnbered amount of machine guns and vast qaut&es
of material. They hare pierced the German positions in Champagne on
front of Bore than fifteeVmiles to a depth ranging from two-tha-ds of a mile
to two miles and a quarter; hare occupied Hill No. 70, only a mile north of
Lens, heart of the mining section of Northern. France and threaten to outflank
the Germans there; hare occupied the entke Tillage of Souchez, north of Arras,
and hare broken the German front on both sides of La Bassee Canal for a
width of fire miles and a depth of 4,000 yards, capturing the Tillage of Loos.
The German war office admits the loss of Loos and Souchez and the re
tirement of the Germans for more than a mile oyer a wide section of the front
The losses en both sides are reported to hare been fearful. Erery known
eagme of destruction has been used by the Germans and allies in the terrific
contact, which k still raging furiously with no signs of abatement. Thousands
of bodies are lying anbaried for more thaa 100 miles.
The affies are on the offensrre everywhere, according to reports from Field
Marshal Sir John French, ia command of the British, and official communiques
of the w . Office at Paris.
GERMAN VERDUN SALIENT ENDANGERED.
On every section of the front they have
cut deeply Into the German lines, men
acing the Teuton positions around
Verdun, where the crown prince spent
thousands of lives, and beforeLenf. the
Teat, mining dty.-J t
In Champagne anS to the north of
Arras tho French have made particular
ly heavy gains. Every yard taken in the
former district adds peril to the danger
ous German salient before Verdun, while
In the latter sector the allies have al
ready attained greater results than they
did in a month of fighting last May.
The terrific drive was launched after
an unprecedented bombardment of the
entire front, which lasted in some places
for more than seventy hours. Co-operating
with the land batteries in this tre
mendous shellin BntUh and French
The Germans, fighting desperately to
regain the offensive, are launching violent
North of Arras also the French have
registered extended gains, which have
put them in complete possession of
Souchez and tho cemetery at that place,
from which there was terrific fighting in
May, and which have enaoiea tnem io
clear the German entrenchments east of
the fortified maze of ditches and re
doubts known as the "labyrinth." In this
fighting they took 1.000 prisoners and re
tained all the ground won, despite heavy
counter-attacks. They are pressing for
ward toward Glvency.
The British losses are reported by Ber
lin to have been particularly neavy in
the fighting along La Bassee Canal and
In the region of Loos and Hulluch. The
erraans admit howeer. that their own
losses were "necessarily large," ana inai
a large quantity oi nwiciiai a .
when they were forced to evacuate their
The British attack south of the canal
was particularly successful, according to
FlpM Marshal French's reports. It was
at this point that the British penetrated
the German positions on a front of five
miles for a depth of 1.000 yards. The ad
vand gave the British complete posses
sion of the valuable Lens-La Bassee road.
RACING FLIER, HELD
W. Hill Arrested in Laurel Led Train
at Sixty-mile Clip. According to
SprcUl to Ttw Wnhington Hmld.
Laurel. Md.. Sept 2t W" mo
torcyclUt of 'Takoma Park, was ar
rested " today by Motorcycle Officer
Wlldraan. Ball was racing a fast
flyer of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road on the stretch at Ammendale.
which runs along the Washington
Wlldman stated that Hall was mak
ing sixty mils an hour 'and' the rail
road, flyer fifty-five, and Hall wa
leading when he gave him the signal
He was brought before Justice Will
iamson, of "Laurel, and put up, $10 for
The license card of the motorcycle
bore the nam of H. Ball. Hall
claims a mistake ha been made in
Hew Yorker Zfyiaf for AHiea.
Paris. 8ept 31-Charles G. Ballsley. of
New Tfork.'has ioisW UW" French vying
oars and kaa lt far tho
ON BOTH SIDES
warships off the Belgian coast poured
tons of lead and Iron Into the German
defenses, especially around Zeebrugge.
the naval and submarine" base, and at
The most Important gains .have been
mad by the French, who. directing-their
chief attacks against the Germans In
Champagne and north of Arras, have
swept forward for smashing gains, which
utterly disprove the theory that both
sides were so "dug In" on the western
front that open field operations were Im
possible. Between Auberlve and VHle Sur Tourbo
the entire advanced system of German
entrenchments and redoubts was swept
away, the French, according to the Paris
account, driving the Teutons more than
a mile to the rear, where their second
line is now being attacked.
an Important German supply line, and
with the capture of Hill No. 70 puts them
in a position whence an outflanking
maneuver against the strongly fortified
German position at Lens is possible.
According to a report received from
the British headquarters late tonight the
English troops have succeeded in con
solidating all their gains and the French,
co-operating with them, have advanced
to tho north of Hulluch, the outskirts
of which are in British hands, occupy
ing the German positions In the quarries.
Hulluch Is only twelve miles from Lille."
the strategic key to the campaign in
The British also registered considerable
gains north of the canal, but were n-
able to hold the ground and had to fall
back to their original positions.
The attack was successful, however,
according to Field Marshal French, In
that it drew out large bodies of German
reserves and left the troops south of
the canal comparatively free to or
ganize the captured positions.
A new British attack on Hooge. on
each side of the Menln-read, also failed
to the extent that the British were forced
to withdraw and give up the Belle
waarde farm, which they had captured.
South of the road, however, they con
solidated a gain of 6C0 yards of trenches.
' U. S. TRADE PROTEST
Answer Made to American Note Re
fusing to Comply With Demand
n for Arms Embargo. "-
a. Sept K. The Austro-Hun- '
sr- government In reply to the
American note of Augnst U, relative, to
the manufacture of munitions in, tho
United States, reiterated .the w position
taken In Its protest of Juno Sx' . "
The reply affirms that .Austria-Hungary
never Intended to imply that' If ex
pected Washington would forbid Amer
ican citizens to do a normalTtrafflc m
war material with the eaMafu" otvtha
dual monarchy, but soMJrff protested
against the economic life r' the United
States being made subservient to tho
production of war material on the great
est possible scale, whereby the United.
States became "militarized."
The jiot proceed:
"According to paragraph 2 and 3 ct
the preamble -of The Hague convention
No. 13 of 1907. and supplemented by tho
general ' tEjcclple ' of neutrality, tho
Austro-Hunga,rlan .government" consider
the concentration of so much American
energy on one aim. namely, the delivery
of war material, whereby, although not.
Intentional, but. In fact effective support
I rendered one of the belligerent parties,
ia a 'fait nouveau (new departure),
which- confute the reference or tsa.
United State to aaapoaad nrscedenU."
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