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SCENE OF FRANCO-GERMAN FIGHTING IN LORRAINE.
movement of the German columns continues on both banks of the Meuse outside the range of the action at Namur. Drawing Near Ostend. The Daily Mail's Ostend correspondent, telegraphing Friday evening at 6 o'clock, says: "The Germans are overrunning north ern Belgium. They are now believed to be within striking d'stance of Ostend. "Fifty thousand Germans marched through Brussels and are now in Ghent." Friday an encounter occurred between the al ies' troops and the Germans at a spot probably southwest cf Brussels. The result was favorable to the allies. Ger man uhlans have been seen at Waterloo. The Amsterdam correspondent of the Reuter Telegram Company sends the following detailed account of the ad vance of the Germans across central Belgium during the present week. The account. p.s sent by the correspondent, was taken from an Antwerp news paper. It follows: Belgians Forced to Retire. "Tuesday morning the great advance movement began along a line extend ing in a broad V from Diest to Tirle mont and St. Trond. The Belgians re tired from St. Trond, as the Germans outnumbered the Belgian advance guard. The first Belgian battle line extended along a line of about twenty five miles and Included Diest, Haelen, Geetbetz, Neerlinter and Tirlemont. "Tirlemont was guarded by cavalry detachments only, while on the other end of the line the burden of defense at Diest was taken by bicycle sharp shooters. "The battle started at daybreak Tuesday, near Geetbetz, where the Bel gians gained the first blood by bring ing down a German aeroplane which was scouting above the Belgian posi tion. At 6 o'clock the Germans opened their attack with large forces of cav alry, supported by infantry and artil lery with machine guns. Within a few minutes a fierce battle was raging along the six-mile front. Germans Annihilated. "In the north the German right wing attacked Haelen and Loxbergen. In the south it attacked Budingen. The main attack was aimed to break through the Belgian line at Geetbetz, where the dis mounted Belgian cavalry poured in a terrific fire, annihilating the German ad vance columns. Thereupon the German cavalry executed a daring flank move ment around the Belgian position, ne cessitating the slow retirement of the Belgians on Budingen, where Count Dur sel was killed. "The most remarkable stand was made outside Budingen by two Belgian squad rons of 240 men, who oppoeed for a long time 2,000 Germans. "On the extreme north the Germans stormed Diest, bombarding the own fu riously and destroying a large part of the city. "Late Tuesday, the Belgian head quarters having learned the enemy's strength from aviators, decided further resistence along this advanced line would be foolish and ordered a gradual retirement. "Wednesday a tremendous battle along the whole line continued. The hottest fighting was near Aerschot, twenty-three miles northeast of Brussels, where the carnage on both sides was awful. The advance guard of two Belgian regiments made & heroic stand, but was forced to retreat at 7 o'clock in the evening. Punish Foe During Retreat. "At 11 o'clock the Germans reached Louvain in motor cars armed with ma chine guns. The Belgians continued to fall back in good order, administering severe punishment to the enemy all the way. Their retreat took them through Matines, and thence to Antwerp." The Daily Telegrapher's correspond ent at Givet, Belgium, who has been traversing the French advanced posts in the valleys of the Meuse river, says he expects the next determined effort by the Germans will be against Namur and nearby places, where he says the Germans are now mobilized for a slash ing effort to plunge their great army into France. An army corps now on the way from Rochefort, .the correspondent thinks, will be hurled squarely against the French frontier. "The Germans," the correspondent continues, "already have made tenta tive assaults at every point a^ong the Meuse wherever its crossing is feasible. This war is no child's play. Solemnly I warn the English that this is only the beginning of a time of great trial. Burden for English Army. "The English army, I think, must eventually accept the heaviest burden of the fighting. We have a handful of men here on the line, but more must come and many lives must be sacrificed to dam this engulfing flood, tguarantee that the battle for the mastery of France may begin tomorrow." The Daily Mail's correspondent at Alost. Belgium, fifteen miles northwest of Brussels, in a dispatch dated Thurs day, says: "The Belgians evacuated Louvain Wednesday night after a bloody bat tle, in which they admit their losses were enormous. They fought against fearful odds and were driven back." The Daily Mail's Antwerp correspond ent, Col. Fairholme, military attache of the British legation, says the situation of the allies is entirely favorable. He declares the Germans have lost ten days on their program, while the allies' nave carried out their program without the slightest delay. FRENCH RETREAT IN LORRAINE, BUT CONQUER IN ALSACE Fierce Fighting Follows Germans' Counter Attack at Delme, Dieuze and. Morhange. Tricolor Success at Muelhausen. PARIS, August 22.?Officials of the war ministry admit reverses for the French forces in Lorraine, owing to vastly superior numbers of Germans, but claim continued success in Alsace. An official statement says: "As already announced, after recon quering the frontier, our troops ad vanced into Lorraine along a front ex tending in the Donan mountains to Chateau Sallns. They drove the Ger mans back Into the valley of the Seiile river and the marshy district, and our advance guards reached Delme, Dleuse and Morhange. "Several German army corps made a vigorous counter-attack and our advance guards fell back. The fight was extreme ly fierce on both sides, and in view of the greatly superior number of the Ger mans our troops, who had been fight ing continuously for six days, retreated. ?'Our left covers the advanced works of Nanoy and our right is firmly estab lished In the Donan hllla The great strength of our enemy made our re maining in Lorraine useless and im prudent. Beoecvp*tton of Xuelhanaen. "Details received show that the re occupation of Muelhausen was a groat success. The offensive, first along the line from Thann to Dannemarie (Dam* merkirch) and then on to MuMhausen, was carried out with rar^ By a bold stroke Gen. Paul I ?u, once be was master at Thann and Dannemarie, directed the troops west of Muelhausen, giving the enemy an opportunity to engage him between our lines an*" the Swiss frontier, and then by a second move the Germans were thrown back on Muelhausen. "While our right attacked Altkirch the left advance on Neubrisach and Colmar, threatening the enemy's line of retreat. The Germans were then forced to accept battle, which was hottest in the suburb of Muelhausen. Dornach. Our infantry captured twenty-four guns at the point of tlM bayonet and made several thousand 1 prisoners. The fight swept through the streets from house to house and the Ger man losses were enormous. "Following up the success, one part of the army occupied Muelhausen. while the rest turned on Altkirch and forced the Germans to fall backward in disorder. Thus we attained the initial object of our troops in upper Alsace, to drive the Ger man forces on to the right bank of the Rhine." In order to show the importance of the success in Alsace the official state ment gives a detailed account of the first attempt made to force the Ger mans out of upper Alsace and across the Rhine and to seize and hold the bridges, thus preventing a counter at tack. "August 7," the statement says, "the French carried Thann and Altkirch brilliantly, but nightfall prevented them following up the success and the German retreat was not cut off. "Despite the opposition of the rein forced Germans the French advance continued. A brigade entered Muel hausen, but the city was difficult to de fend. The Germans, well informed by the pro-German Inhabitants, delivered a night attack, marching simultaneous ly from the forest of Neubrisach ana Colma in a direction to cut off our retreat Retreat Is Ordered. "By remaining insufficient forces in Muelhausen we would have risked hav ing our communications v,; -. he upper Vosges and Belfort cut, ana u retreat was ordered. As a matter of fact an other plan might have been carried out. Our forces at Altkirch might have made a counter attack on the Ger mans. marching on Cernay. Why this was not done has not yet been prop erly explained. "Our left being attacked toward Cernay by manifestly superior forces, our center attacked at Muelhausen and our right remaining inactive, put us in a bad posi tion and retreat was the w'sest course. This was carried out brilliantly. "To attain cur initial object the opera tion was begun again on a fresh basis under another commander, Gen. Pau. Profiting by the lessons of the first at tempt and with considerable reinforce merits. Gen. Pau resolved upon effort, and not a single reconnaissance. He succeeded brilliantly. "Our trops. holding the crests and prln clpal valleys of the V< sges, are in a Rood position to follow up their advantage the direction of Colmar. Col. Leonce Roussdt, writing for the Petit Parlslen says: alleht ?The situation is good. Thei sllgnt setback in Lorraine is unimportant. Cn thewhole the German -????/?},,? invasion may be said to tob fallen. Thev sought to crush us with ? "f-1" ning blow? but it is we who will carry the war into the enemy s territory. Power pf Forces Indicated. LONDON. August 22. 4 a.m.-A dis patch to the Exchange TeleRraph ' , pany from its Paris correspondent ""??The battles of Muelhausen and Alt kirtfi lift the curtain practically serves to indicate the sirei t.i sS^jsf foMr r/rhaf ,sr,Eg part of their army was massed on tn knowledge" our objective In tl^attack Wis to cause them to fall bacK, we obtaining control of bridge** Rhine to enable us to repulse a ter attack if it should come on ri*"Theb Germans installed artillery and earthworks. The attack was brilliant and forceful, and as the Germans were strongly fortified our success was also a valorous .deed. The enemy suftored heavy losses, but as night wa* ap proaching our cavalry was forcel to abandon active pursuit. Soldiers Royally Feted. "As the enemy's retreat had not been cut off they made good their escape, hiding in the forest over a space eight een miles in extent. French troops en tered Muelhausen as night was falling to the acclamations of the people who royally feted our soldiers. Muelhausen ctnning'from the^nor"h or*east*and'*vas r^r'jer?ra^(ourpo,tr est1 o^"t he" 'lMght ? and" Neub^lsach'on the left, while other troops marched In the direction of Cuernay to cut oft our retreat from there. Cuernay is on Thur river southeast of Thann. "Bv staving in Muelhausen with a I comparatively weak force t? ? helKhts losing our line of retreat to the heights of Vosges. Therefore It was thought possible to attack the cne.V}J "g toward Cuernay and utilize our re serves when a rally was necessary. Our left was being attacked toward l^.eorurayce^ear TaY'eng'aJed at Muel hausen and our r'ght was forced to re main inactive. The battle was going SrVoluSon^as^e TXJll g. brought UP a large force for Its de fense. Enemy Suffers Severely. "Our object was to take up a new base In the shelter of Belfort. The enemv suffered severely from our artil lery Their howitzer battery caused us much trouble. Accordingly Gen. Pau determined to give battle while the enemy seemed inclined, rather than to continue the skirmish. The battle front was less extended than on the previous week The German line of retreat lay by the canal leading to the Rhine. When the attack commenced Thann and Dannemarie were the objective points^ The light was sharp and decisive, and the Germans were driven out. They set (ire to the greater part of the town be '"?Gerfpau next gave an order to at tack in the direction of Muelhausen. At the same time xjur left began an at tack in the direction of Colmar and \eu Breisach and our r,Bht janiJht march on Altkirch. Our left and right also menaced the line of the German retreat before Muelhausen. four fl"' man batteries were abandoned and our men, limbering up their guns, captured twenty-four of the enemy a guns "The struggle continued desperately, but already the enemy had found our troops steadily gaining Bround and apparently fearing that the bridges over the Khine would be destroyed re tired in great disorder and vigorously pursued by our men We now hold the sides and the main valleys of the Vosges and are in the best positions to follow up our success In the direction of Colmar." FRENCH AUTHOR PATRIOTIC. Hoveliit in Sixtieth Year Demands Permission to Go to Front. PARIS, August 22.?Minister of War Messlmy yesterday asked GeorgeF Desparbes, a will known French novelist now in his sixtieth year, if he would write a story for the army bulletin. "I will give you a story." Mr. Des parbes replied, "if you will five me back my corporal's stripes and send me to the front" The minister of war objected and said that it was quite Impossible, The author argued for some time to be taken Into the ranks, but all his pleading eould not make the minister of war relent. Will Permit Germans to Send Neutral Code Messages by Wireless. I Administration officials believed to fday that they had found an equitable solution of the wireless-cable contro versy which has thus far furnished the most vexed question of neutrality for the United States government s con sideration. Haniel Von Halmhausen, charge d'affaires of the German embassy, had a long conference this afternoon with Sec retary Bryan at which the plan drafted by the officla?3 of the Washington gov ernment was submitted to him. The suggestion which has been ad vanced after a careful examination of the legal aspects of the caae . ? partment of Justice and international law phases at the State Department is that no censorship he imposed on the cables, but that a modified form or supervision be exercised over wireless stations. Will Permit Code. Under the instructions to naval officers placed In charge of the wireless stations following President Wilson's executive order no code messages of any kind were permitted to go to foreign countries. The new arrangement would permit code mes sages to be sent, but after the American naval officer in charge had been satisfied in some way yet to be determined or the neutral nature of the information trans mitted. . ... . ? !.. It was predicted here today that the German government would not object to the new plan and that it would be adopt ed. The proposed method would give German embassy officials and consuls an opportunity to communicate directly with Germany, and. it has been suggested, might bring from Berlin more official news of the progress of the war from the German viewpoint. Debated by the Cabinet. At first it was contended and vir tually decided that the American gov ernment should apply equal censorship oh cables and wireless. The point was debated in cabinet council, however, and the conclusion was reached that the cable did not stand in the same relation as the wireless. To censor the cables, moreover, It was realized wduld mean a stupendous undertaking and could not interfere with England's cable communication through Canada. England protested also against a possible censoring of the cables, claiming that Germany was always at liberty to cut the cables ^St'was finally determined that while under International law a neutral gov ernment was not required to censor cable messages, it should protect it self against the unneutral use of wire less stations, as there was no physlca' means for belligerents to Interfere with wireless messages when once sent from a neutral station. Affects Sayville Only. It was learned that the new plan would affect only the Sayville. L. I., station, which is German owned. The other pow erful station at Tuckerton, N. J., is not now operating because it was discovered that It had no license from this govern ment, in accordance with commercial regulations. . Whether such a license now will be I granted is a matter of conjecture, as It is claimed at the British embassy here that to grant a license to the Tuckerton station would be a violation of The Hague convention, which forbids the erection 01 wireless stations on neutral territory after the outbreak of hostilities. Report on Mazatlan. The circumstance* attending the de tention of the tramp steamer Maxatlan in San Francisco harbor, after she had loaded with coal said to be destined for the German cruiser Leipzig, was the basis of a report from Rear Admiral Pond to Secretary Daniels today. Secretary Daniels will not disclose the contents of the report until the legal aspect of the case has been considered. It was reported yesterday that the destroyer Preble was standing by to prevent the Mazatlan from putting to sea. Secretary Daniels, however, de clined to confirm this report Secretary Daniels said that the ad ministration of the neutrality laws rested with the civil department of the government, and that he had confined his efforts to an instruction to Rear Admiral Pond, commanding th? naval forces on the Pacific coast to assist these officials, when called upon by proper authority, without awaiting in structions from Washington in each case. CLAIMS TREATY VIOLATED. Belgian Minister Files Protest Re garding Neutrality Agreement. E. Havenith, the Belgian minister, to day filed a note of protest against the violation of the treaty of 1839, which guaranteed the neutrality of Belgium, with the counselor of the State De partment. This note will be delivered to the foreign offices of all friendly na tions. The defeat of the Belgian army in the southeast of Belgium by superior Ger man forces, was yesterday officially an nounced to Minister Havenlth by his government. The troop* retreated in rood order to Antwerp, from where they will co-operate with the allied forces, the dispatch explained. The minister stated that Brussels was entirely cut off from communication with the temporary governmental headquarters at Antwerp, but in all probability a war tax had been levied by the Germans on the former capital. No mention was made In any of the dispatches of the alleged German vio lations of the rules of war and no pro test on that score was made by the Belgian minister. CIMlfiiSE WHOLESALE PLAN (Continued from First Pa fire.) on getting an advance. Corn Is aleo being held in the same manner. Lemons, he says, had advanced from 17.50 a box August 1 to $12.50 a box Au gust 12, but that, due to the investigation, the price has receded to $10.50 a box. He says that if his further investigation shall warrant, the matters will be sub mitted to the grand jury for appropriate action. The United States attorney in Cincin nati reports that in hiB opinion the high price of sugar ip due to the fixing of prices by refiners and operators in New York city. From Michigan comes the Inquiry as to why 187.000 tons of Michigan beet sugar are apparently withheld from the market. The correspondent says that repeated calls on retail merchants disclose that no Michigan beet sugar can be pur chased. An Indiana correspondent reports that notwithstanding the fact that a dealer in his city had on hand three carloads of sugar before the European war, which he could have sold at a profit at $1,25 e sack, he is now selling the same at $2.10 a sack. Mrs. Ellis Logan, president of the District Federation of Women's Clubs, who has Interested herself in the local movement to reduce the cost of living, and who is pursuing an investigation of comparative prices at the various mar kets, started her week's Investigation of the Center market at 5 o'clock this morning. - "I found the trip thiwugh the market very Interesting." said Mrs. Logan this morning to a Star reporter. "Giving you a sort of impressionistic view of the purchasing, I found that eggs this morning were selling only two cents higher than they were this time a year ago. Vegetables of all kinds were very cheap. Oives Advice to Buyers. "In buying I would urge all women to go to all of the stands before mak ing purchases and then they could compare prices and qualities. Women would find it much cheaper if they would buy a week's supply of food, instead of just .enough for a meal or for one day. For instance, it is better to buy ham and bacon in the piece and slice it at home. In that way, several cents can be saved on the pound. "By going to the Center market I found that several times the car fare could be saved. "We women must be aggressive and remonstrative with dealers and then we will get our money's worth. I will cite an experience of mine. I purchased a pound of butter from a certain store. It was not stamped with the Elgin creamery mark, and I called it to the dealer's attention. He assured me that it was Just the same and of equal gual ity, although not stamped, when I got home I found it was nothing more than common cooking butter. I took it back and demanded my money. "The women must do this, no matter if it takes an hour's time. If they ex pect to get their money's worth." Appeal for the Limitation of Exports of Foodstuffs for Effect on High Prices NEW YORK, August 22.?In its ef fort to keep the cost of living within reasonable bounds, the mayor's com mittee investigating the high price of foodstuffs In this city has decided to increase the scope of its endeavors by making an appeal to the manufactur ers and shippers throughout the coun try to limit the export of food to what might be regarded as excess above domestic demands. This plan of the committee has been under consideration by George W. Per kins, the chairman, for several days. He has consulted with the heads of many large concerns, and it is be lieved that enough promises of support have been made to assure the success of the plan. The national associations of the trades engaged in the manufacture and distribution of foodstuffs will be ap pealed to first, and a special effort will be made to enroll the men who con trol the meat, sugar, flour and coal supplies in the scheme. "America First," Is Slogan. "America first," according to a mem ber of the committee, is to be the chief argument of the appeal. Concerning the movement this committee member bald: "We believe that Europe should pay for Its war, but we do not think It is fair to ask the American consumers to pay a (hare. It has been boasted that we have food enough to feed the world. Well, let us feed the world, let us cur tail our greed enough to keep down prices to our own people." The Inquiries being conducted by the district attorneys of the counties In greater New York will be continued Monday. The Investigations in Man hattan and Brooklyn next week deal with the prices of sugar, grain and flour. T7HERE are 2,442 daily newspapers in * the United States. Only 85 have a circulation of 60,000 or more daily. The Star is the only paper in Washington in this class, although it has but one edition daily. WEEKLY CIRCULATION STATEMENT. 1914. Saturday, August 15 661875 Sunday, August 16 49>73b Monday, Augusl 17 66,696 Tuesday, August 18 66,181 Wednesday, August 19. 65,735 Thursday, August 20 65,608 Friday, August 21 64,983 AFFIDAVIT. I solemnly swear that the above statement repre??nts only the number of copies of THE EVENING AND 8TJNDAY STAR circulated during the seven days ended August 21, 1914?that is. the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona Tide purchasers or subscribers?*nd that the copies so counted are not returnable to or do not remain In the omce unsold, except In the case of papers sent to out-of-town agents only, from whom a few returns of unsold papers Jiave not yet been received. _ FLEMING NEWBOIiD, Business Manager. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. District of Columbia, sa: Subscribed and sworn to before me thla twenty-second day of August, A.D. 1814. CORNELIUS ECKHARDT. (Seal.) Notary Public. AMERICANS IN PARIS AT EXPRESS OFFICE FOR FUNDS. IAPANESE FORCES PUSH TO KIAOCHOW READY FOR BATTLE (Continued from First Page.) Japan shortly will be officially declared at war with Germany. Strictest neutrality on the part of the Cnited States toward such new outbreak of international belligerency was reaffirmed in a formal declaration of policy bearing on the delivery by Japan to Germany of the ultimatum demanding the surrender by the latter country of the territory of Kiaochow. The American government's attitude was outlined in reply to assurances which foreign minister Kato has given to Ambassador Guthrie that the In tegrity of China would be preserved. While admitting that the United States had sent a communication to Japan out lining the position of this country with reference to the situation in the far east, Secretary Bryan declined to discuss the details of the American declaration. Mr, Bryan said it was forwarded to the Japa nese foreign office through the American embassy at Tokio. Peking's Inquiry Answered. In answer to inquiries from Peking as to whether the United States would undertake the trusteeship of Kiaochow for Immediate transfer of the property from Germany to China, it has been made clear that the strict neutral atti tude of the American government would prevent it from adopting any such suggestion, unless both Japan and Great Britain approved. While regretting that any differences had arisen between Japan and Ger many, the United States pointed out that it must refrain from expressing any opinion on the merits of the ulti matum, especially since the ultimatum might lead to war, and it waa the avowed policy of this government to maintain absolute neutrality in every phase of the European conflict. Answer Awaited With. Interest. Germany's answer to the ultimatum of Japan is awaited with absorbing in terest in official and diplomatic quar ters, as only a few hours remain for the time limit of the ultimatum. While Japan's note specified "noon on August 23" as the time limit, yet the difference of fourteen hours* time between Tokio and here make noon tomorrow in Tokio about 10 p.m. tonight, eastern time, in the United States. For this reason It is believed that a reply?if one is to be made?must now be en route, as the delayed cable communication around the world would require many hours to insure an answer getting through in the short time still remaining. The German embassy had received no word today as to Germany's course. The State Department also was without information, while the British, Jap anese and other quarters were equally silent. It was believed the reply might go through American channels, in which case Mr. Guthrie, the American ambas sador at Tokio, might be the medium of communicating the response to the Japanese government. But as there are several other channels of communi cation?the German ambassador at Tokio and the Japanese ambassador at Berlin?some other means of delivery may be adopted. Equivalent to Rejection. No answer would be equivalent to a rejection of the demand, as by the terms of the ultimatum "in the event of not receiving an answer by noon, August 28, Japan will be compelled to take such action as she may deem nec essary to meet the situation." It Is considered practically certain by officials that Germany will not comply with the demand and that Japan's ac tion will be immediate operations against Kiaochow. Baron Chinda. the Japanese ambassa dor, has assured the United States of the sincere intention of Japan to restore Kiaochow to China. He is confident also that in case of any trouble in the interior of China, the Tokio government would be glad to notify the American government of any contemplated meas ures. Significance of XT. S. Policy. The significance of the policy of th. United States toward the situation In the far eust as expressed in a formal com munication from the American govern ment to Japan was widely discussed by diplomats here today. The declaration that the United States would remain absolutely neutral In any eventuality was not unexpected, but the extent to which the present admlnistm tlon would reaffirm the policy of John Hay for the preservation of the terri torial Integrity of China and the princi ple of the "open door" for the commerce of all nations had not been generally ^ In^its latest communication with Japan, the United States has carefully refrained from expressing any opinion on the mer its of the ultimatum'presented^by Japan to Germany, but has noted with satisfac tlcn the following points'. ._ That Japan has promised to restore to China the territory of Kiaochow it she should obtain possession of it from Ger "Vhat Japan seeks no territory in China: That Japan would naturally communi cate with the United States before taking any steps outside of the boundaries of Kiaochow in the event that revolutionary outbreaks or disturbances In the Interior of China threatened the lives and Inter ests of foreigners; . ... That Japan's attitude was based on the Anglo-Japanese alliance, one of the ob-; ects of which 1>! "The preservation of the common Inter est* of all powers in China by Insuring :he Independence and Integrity of the Chinese empire and the principle of equal Zportunities for the commerce and in lustry of all nations In China." By referring to this part of the Anglo Japanese alliance, the Washington gov ernment. It was pointed out today, has in effect expressed the expectation that the "open door" policy and the principle of the preservation of the integrity of China will be maintained, no matter what the outcome of the present situation. What also attracted attention was the fact that the United States had taken oc casion to place on record at thla time it' understanding of Japan's assurances as communicated through Ambassador Guthrie & week ago. WILL BE HELD FOR REPORT FROM SECRETARY BRYAN Galllnffer Resolution on Maintaining China's Integrity Kay Go to State Department. The Galllnger resolution reaffirming ; the attitude of the United States in , favor of the integrity of Chins and the "open door" policy in that country. which was sent to the foreign relations t committee of the Senate yesterday, probably will be referred to the State , Department with a request for a re , port upon It. If the department, which ( Is in close touch with the situation in the far east, should say that It was ? inopportune at this time to pass it ' through Congress, the resolution un doubtedly will be allowed to die in committee. Reaffirmation of Policy. However, should the committee report the resolution to the Senate, It would receive strong support, and probably 1 would be passed, for as It was pointed out today, It merely reaffirms a policy ? for which the United States has stood * In the past. Senator Stone, chairman of the for ijelgn relations committee, will be away from Washington for about a week, and' ; Senator Shively of Indiana will be act ing chairman at the next meeting of the committee, Wednesday. It may be that the GaJllnger resolution will re ceive consideration at that time. , Japan's assurances that she Intends to turn over to China the concession now held by Germany at Kiaochow appear strong, but florae members of the Sen ate are wondering whether she will not wait nntil the expiration of the nine nine-year lease before doing: so. MANY MISHAPS MARK START OF AUTO RACE Three Can Put Out in Firit Lap of Elgin Contest?Wishart Badly Hart. ELGIN, 111., August 22.?1? Fountain took the pole and the lead at the start of the 300-mlle automobile race for th? Elgin national trophy today, but as he finished the first lap Dearborn was close behind. Mishaps began almost with the start of the raoe. and three cars were put out of It on the first lap, the machines driven by Shrunk, Tld marsh and Walker being forced to withdraw. Spencer Wishart was re ported badly Injured by the overturn ing of his car. Andrew Kellman. Wlshart's mechanician, also was In jured. The car turned over at station No. 3, and both men were pinned under It. Wishart was In the lead at the time of the accident. Thirty thousand persons watched the race. The cars stood as follows at the end wii'il' 8l*Ja^ wishart, 31:67; Wilcox, 40:50; Burman, 41:24; Pullen 41:43, and Rickenbactier, 41,63. ' On the sixth lap Burman, who man aged to get his car Into condition Just ?ce* started, was taken ill wheel t0 h'a place at the 100 SHIPS FOE IT. S. BEGISTEE. Gain Probable if Certain navigation Provisions Are Suspended. It President Wilson decides to suspend certain provisions of the navigation laws, probably 100 foreign-built vessels will ap f,1* ?or American registry under the bill Just enacted. ? 1 ? laITs require watch offi cers to be American citizens, and that survey. Inspection and measurement of vessels admitted rto American registration must be made by officials. This opinion was expressed by Acting Secretary Sweet of the Department of Commerce, who conferred with Commis sioner Chamberlain of the navigation bu reau and representatives of masters, mates and pilots' organizations, the Unit ed Fruit Company and other steamship companies. Mr. Sweet is proposing rec ommendations for the President. "The bureau of navigation Is drawing up regulations under the new law." Mr. | Sweet said. "One of the most difficult wlnts is that relating to the procedure to )? adopted In the case of vessels sold while they are in far-off ports. It Is quite likely we will 'work out a plan by wliich American consuls may act in such Instances." The bureau has received word from col lectors of customs at New York, San Francisco and other large ports that a number of foreign vessels are ready to corns under United States registry as soon as details of the transfers are an nounced. Hurt Riding on Car Eunning Board. While standing on the running board j of a car on the Columbia line near 44th [ street northeast yesterday afternoon, Leroy Sidney, twenty-two years old ltil3 Kramer street northeast, was strjUL i by a trolley pole and Injured about rZ, shoulder. He was taken to Caa. I Hospital. Court's Death Sentence for Dog May Be Appealed. BAZAAR PLANS DISCUSSED Loyal Order of Moose Hold Meeting. Frank C. Elliott Boried. ,g| Special Correspondence of The Rtar. ALEXANDRIA, Va.f August 22.?The life of a dog is hanging in the balance. It depends on whether an appeal is taken to the corporation court. The death sentence was imposed on the canine in the police court today by Justice Caton. This penalty was imposed by the court because Wednesday the dog: bit Miss Rosie Grover, daughter of R. E. Grover. Miss Grover testified to being bitten. Police Justice Caton after hearing the evidence in the case announced that the dog should be destroyed, where upon Attorney H. Noel Garner an nounced his intention of appealing th? case. The court then directed that the dog be turned over to the court pend ing the appeal. Should this be done, the court would have to have the cs nine kep^ in the city jailyard, and the owner would, it was stated, have to pay the cost incident to its care pending the appeal from the death penr.lt>-. This, it was stated, might requi: sev eral months. Owing to the heavy ,-o-t involved in staying the execution of the court, incident to the appea!. s believed the court's decree providing for the death penalty will be put i u? execution today. After court Att- , ? Garner said he thought the e;j; ul would be abandoned. DUcoss Plans for Bazaar. The committee in charge of the fall bazaar to be given by Virginia Lod^e. No. 1076, Loyal Order of Moose, at a meeting held last night in the rooms of the chamber of commerce, mapped out plans for the affair. The bazaar will be held October 12-22. A hall for holding It will be selected later. ' Among the matters disposed of last evening by the committee was the nam ing of the various subcommittees which will be in charge of the active work of the bazaar. They will be an nounced next week. Announcement is made of the mar riage of Earl Caron Wells of this city and Miss Maude Ellen West, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. West of Bridgeton. N. J., which took place Monday night in Bridgeton at the home of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Heber H. Beadle. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Hazel Bessie West, and the bride groom had for his best man Carlton Earl Bennett, a cousin. Little Miss Jen nie Weldy was ringbearer. A recep tion followed the ceremony. The couple will ma1?c their home here upon return from a bridal trip. At 1:30 o'clock this morning Policemen Reid and Miller found Robert Williams, colored, walking the streets with three chickens and a rooster. They at once took Williams into custody, and later ascertained that the chickens had been stolen from the hennery of Charles T. Blunt. Williams' defense was that he had pur chased the chickens from two unidentified colored men, whereupon the court sen tenced him to serve sixty days in jail. Pinal arrangements for its trip to Ports mouth, Va., to attend the state fir- men s convention August 26-28 were ma. -? the Relief Hook and Ladder Co . pan y last night. It was decided that all mem bers who would make the trip should re port at the company's house not inter than 10 o'clock Monday night. Funeral to Be Held Monday. The body of Mrs. Ann E. Savage who died last night in Washington wj.s brought here today and taken to l?? - maine's undertaking chapel, from v. he:* the funeral will take place at 2 o'cloe* Monday afternoon. Mrs. Savage was sixty-two years old. Funeral services for Frank C. E.li'.tt were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon fr??.n I his late home, 200 North Pitt street, a: i : were conducted by Rev. Edgar Carpi w | ter. rector of Grace Episcopal Church. I Mrs. Frances Taylor's funeral will tai;? i place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afterno i 'from her late home at Virginia Higi | lands. Services will be conducted by I Rev. Edgar Carpenter, rector of Grat e P. E. Church. There will be no preaching at the M. P. Church tomorrow morning. At the even ing services Rev. C. R. Strasburg. pastor, will deliver the second of a series of tem perance talks. H. W. Duncan of Alexandria county and Garnett Pitts of this city have re turned from Atlantic City, where they spent the past two weeks. Excursions to Marshall Hall will be given Monday by the Columbia Are en gine company and Alexandria Nest of Owls. Owing to the fact that fifteen cases of typhoid fever are reported in the city the city health department recommends boil ing drinking water. Bathurst Daingerfleld has returned from a trip to Chicago. British Fleet Increased. VICTORIA, Aucuat 22.?The British fleet at the Eaqulraault naval station haa been Incraaaed by two ahlpa, re w. irdlng which naval offlclala are maln vnnlns the rreateat secrecy. The fleet l>w consiata of three cruiaera, two f.-opa-of-war cad two aubmarinea.