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. HOME EDITION Weather Forecast: UnsettledSlightly Warmer Tonight; Thursday Cloudy. NUMTtER 8273. WASHING-TON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 26, 1914. PKICE ONE CENT. PARIS WAR OFFICE SAYS GERMANS FAIL 0 PENETRATE ALLIES' NEW DEFENSE RIGHT DENIES LL CHARGES, 0 APOLOGY TO AKE, HE SAYS jnst Takes Stand at McCoy Hearing and Begins to Read a Statement Ninety-two Pages in Length. Ittributes His Predicament to Fearlessness in Dispensing Justice Finley and Rausch er Cases Referred To. Lrterinr a general denial of wrong- ng. as alleged in the so-called Cooper hirsec. Justice Daniel 'mew wrignt ok the witness stand before the Mc Coy Impeachment investigating commu te today. Justice Wright attributed his present predicament to his fearless adminietra- lon of the law. saying- 'ie bad no 3tlogy to offer for anything he had ttie in the line of official duty. T e Justice began the reading of a atement ninety-two pages In length as on as he had been sworn by Chairman eroy. He was asked it ne aesirca 10 i er questions or to read a statement, kd he adopted the latter course, saying could better present the case, taking the charges in order. Hecess Is Ordered. 12 SO o'clock the committee took recess Because or a can iui i'- m In the House, but the reading or liege Wright's etatement was rc- tmrA at the afternoon session. fue accused jurist after reviewing e Cooper charges in detail said II have endeavored to follow my tv tn the full extent of my own frsciousness without fear or favor; lit 1 havr learned that the Judge who lirharges his duty according to his " hard convictions may not eerve nlease his critics, or escape the k..,nt- nt nartlsans whose tempor al- interests displace in their minds lux and Just conceptions or tne pnn- teles of right ana justice, upon aa fcr.nr to which the maintenance of l viinrcmacr of the law and there- lit" the safety of the people and the a. liry 01 government muei ucyeuu. Ilints At Powerful Interests. has happened to me to stand for Le maintenance of and enforcement of he aw In moments of Its unpopularity itn powerful Interests, at the cost to yseif of misunderstanding, mlsrepre- ntation and attack, but tor this action i my part, resulting solely and inevi- bly from my conviction of my duty. hatever the consequences to myself. I e no regret to teei, nor apoiogy 10 ti t " j etlco Wright paid special attention rhe charge that ne naa acceptea a . .1 !. I ? .... 0.n4nM i irnm me uxuicu mico caviubo rk for adjusting the affairs of tlia krk and the national Bureau 01 lUrature. He asserted cmpnaucaiiy Ja while serving as a director of the ir k he had consistently reiusea to ve any legal advjoc ana mat nis at- ide was well known to the board Is connection witti the bank, he said. tr purely a. business connection. I stlce Wright also went exhaustively f the Finley divorce case, in which t aside the decree of divorce, the vnr pharrfs beinc that this action it because of friendship for Finley f ald that his acquaintance witn rin- was purely incidental and ncci- r al and that tne aecrce nan uecn It . ih anlelv because collusion had I- practiced" on the court, and that U ice Stafford had concurred in ms of this case. Touches Rauscher Case. IT kins up the Rauscher divorce case. lis e Wright emphatically declared ?a,n that his relations with the com- a nlng wife had been proper through- it and that he had never conversed j in her except upon one occahion, and j .a was or a jud-clal nature H made a denial that he had shov. n (Continued on Sixth Page.) IN CONGRESS TODAY. SENATE, at II lisct-ssion of Clayton bill resumed. Is ator Cummins speaks. iteign Relations subcommittee ready report Nlcaraguan treaty. HOUSE. let at noon. pter s quorum was assembled debate I -a resumed on the Barnhart bill to 'lee the printing laws. iJce Wright took the stand in his n defense befole ihe impeachment ? estimating commltUo. Today's War Summary By JOHN EDWIN NEVIN. ENGLAND Re-enforccmentK arc being hurried to the Con tinent, Canadian contingent ex pected to start immediately. Paris reports Eighteenth Hus fcnrs surprised while hathing in France, and many slaughtered. Reports that Germans are about to capture Ostend causes appre hension of Zeppelin raids. FRANCE Officially . admitted that fate of France may hinge on result of today's battle ex lending, along the line from Maubeuge to border of Alsace. Fighting began at daylight with heaviest conflict in progress .it Maubeuge, department of Nord; Givet. department of Ardennes, and Mcntmedy, department of Meuse. French Alsace army withdrawn to re-enforcc Lor raine battle line, and Muelhau scn and Altkirch surrender to Germans. RUSSIA German army coi-p, defeated in' preliminary nghling in eastern Prussia, gathering for determined stand along first line of German for tifications, and desperate battle may begin at any time. Rus sian war office claims further successes in east Prussia and Gulicia, capturing many Ger mans and Austrians and demol fulling Austrian army. aeroplane,, killing two officers and mound ing aviator. GERMANY Only meager educes of the German successes have been published in Berlin. Reported lrom P'rench sources that among dead at Charlcroi is Prince Albert of Srhleswig-Hol-sfcin-Sonderburg-Gluckburg col onel of Cuirassiers. AUSTRIA Bombardment of Belgrade renewed by Austrian army, and the palace and near ly all important baildings have been destroyed. BELGIUM Germans, attack ing Ostend in force, are expect ed to capture it. Germans have named Field Marshal van Dcr goltz as the military governor of Belgium, which has now been taken over by Germany. lega tion at London insists most of the Namur forts still hold out. although it is admitted the Ger mans occupied the town. SERVIA AND MONTENK iiKU Austrians have been driven ' from Shabats on th Save, forty miles west ot Bel grade, with heavy losses. Gov cinoi of Cattnro has asked for terms, and is expected to sur lender the city, which will give Trench and British important naval base in the Adriatic. JAFA A Japanese troops have landed on Shantung oenin sula to invest Kiaochow. Brit ish' warships which covered the landing were shelled by the shore forts, and slightly dam aged; ten men were killed. Hiina l;aE refused Japan's request to extend the war limitation so the Japanese could land on Chinese territory Daniels Receives King of Melons Secretary of the Navy Daniels to day received v superdreadnought watermelon, weight ninety - two pounds, from a friend in North Carolina, who wanted to beat the man from Florida, who sent a fiftj poufid melon to Secretary of State Brjan Mr. Daniels has ir.vited news papermen and navy officials to help him eat it in his office. Report Berlin in Panic Over Russian Invasion COPENHAGEN, Aug. M (via London). Advices from Berlin via the frontier say a panic is imminent, there. The fears of a Russian invasion that will only end at the capital has greatly aroused the populace. Many wealthy Germans are already fleeing to Scan dan a. via. zeppelin rad on Antwerp brings PROTKTTO U. S. Belgian Minister Here Tells of Death-Dealing Bomb.s Drop ped on City. WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE KILLED BY MISSILES German Act Declared to Be Vio lation of Laws of Modern Warfare, Minister Havenith of Belgium, on he half of the Belgian foreign minister, filed a protest with Secretary of State Bryan today against the depredations of the German Zeppelin dirigibles over Antwerp, causing the death of many noneombatants. Secretary Bryan ac knowledged the receipt of the protest, but declined to take any further steps at this time. The protest was as follows: "During the night of the ?tth to lath a dirigible balloon a Zeppelin flew over the city of Antwerp at a steeple height and throw successfully eight bombs of great-esploding' .strength. According to our investigation conducted by the judi cial court, there have been ten killed, all harmless civilians, among them be ing four women; eight have been In jured, several mortally; one bomb has been exploded above the palace, where the Queen and royal children were liv ing. The material damages are consid erable. The bombardment constitutes a violation of act 26, of the first conven tion of The Hague." The Belgian legation today received news of Belgian victory over the Ger mans at Vilvorde. between Brussels and Antwerp, .yesterday. The dispatch says that three German divisions were re pulsed with heavy losses. Antwerp Terror Stricken By Bombs of Dirigible ANTWERP. Aug. 24. (Delayed)-Ant-werp Is terror-stricken. The appalling work of the German Zeppelin which passed over the city early toda leav ing a trail of death and destruction in its wak haB horrified every one. The question every one asks is, When will another come? That this one was de stroyed means little. It fell before the guns of the Hemlxem defense rimply because the crew lost their sense of lo cation and believed they were far enough awav from Antwerp to attempt a descent. They had dropped far enough to get a good view of the land and the gunners located them and reached the mark. In order that another visitation may be met, the government today is mount ins special guns on the spires of the churches and on the roofs of the tall buildings. Great holes have been cut (Continued on Page Two.) mi PERISH Admiral Sampson Rammed by Liner Near Seattle Fate of Passengers in Doubt. SEATTLE. Wash., Aug. 26. Twelve members of the crew of the liner Ad miral Sampson perished early today when the Sampson was rammed and sunk toria by the steamer Princess Vie off Point No Point, thirteen miles from here The dead included Capt. Sydney Moore, of the Samp son it is reported that fifty-four pas sengers were on the Sampson, but It is not known whether any perished. The Samnson. with a full passenger list and heavy cargo, was bound forj AiaSRH. Willie ine I riliue&a v luiun.i who en route here A huge hole was torn in the Sampson's side and she filled almost j immediately. The Princess Victoria's bow was badly atove in. but she remained afloat and limped into Seattle. Kern Sets Adjournment Date as November 1 Congress will not adjourn before November 1, according to Senator Kern who called al the White House today President Wilson himself has said that Congress will stay in ses sion late, but Kern's statement was the first dellnlte Information of, the STEAMER SUNK IN probable lnta eX ths session. CITY REPORTED OCCUPIED I k k I fliiiiriifliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii A view of Nancy, which is reported Moselle and is thirty-five miles of about 90,000 and is one of German frontier. Paul Fuller, of New York, It Is Said, May Be Made Ambas sador to Southern Republic. Paul Fuller, of New York, recently acting as the President's special envoy in Mexico, and slated in some quarters as the probable choice of the President for ambassador to Mexico, called at the White House today In company with Secretary Bryan and made a long report on conditions in the southern republic Mr. Fuller" mission is generally Be lieved to hav been concerned with the President's tttempt to placate Gen. Francisco Villa In the Interest of an early re-establishment of nvnrn xnA nr. der under Provisional President Car ranra. That he succeeded is indicated by recent public statements of Villa to the effect that he- has no quarrel mth Carranza. and no desire to un seat him as provisional head of the Mexican Rocrnmcnt. Mr. Fuller Is the senior member of the New York legal firm of Coudert Brothers, which for years has been dealing particularly in Latin-American affairs. It was reported todiy that If Mr. FnIIer does not care to accept tho post of ambassador to Mexico, It may,1 ai nis suggestion, tie ottered to Fred erick Coudert. Hej'ond saying that it has not been decided whether he would return to Mexico as the President's special rep resentative, and denying as gross fabri cations the reports that he had car ried to Villa a threat of American In tervention if the latter proved obstrep erous. Mr. Fuller would not discuss his visit to the President. Secretary Bryan was uncommunicative. Should Mr. Fuller return to Mexiro at this time, he probably will complete the arrangements being made by the Administration for' an early recogni tion by this Government of the Car ranza government Four Have Narrow Escape When Automobile Upsets Amos Bran. sixty years old, of Brent wood, Md . and three little children who were riding in his automobile, nar rowly escaped death late yesterday af ternoon when the machine skidded in Bladensburg road, near Mt. Olivet Cemeterv, and turned completely over. Mr Bryan had brought the. children to Washington for an outing and was returning to Brentwood when the acci dent happened. A slippery stretch of rain-soaked road, caused the machine to skid and turn over before Mr Bryan could bring It to a stop Fortunately none of the oc cupants wes pinned beneath the car. Helen Tobln, four years old. one of the children, was bruised about the body. She was taken to Casualty Hospital, where It was said she had not been seriously hurt. BALL GAME OFF, TWO TOMORROW Because of wet grounds the Cleveland-Washington game, sched uled for this afternoon, has been postponed until tomorrow, when the same teams will play a double header, starting at i.'45 o'clock. ENVOYTELLSWIliSON OF MEXICAN AFFAIRS as being captured. Nancy is the capital of the Department of Meurthe and south of Metz on the left bank of the River Heurthe. It has a poulatipoa the finest and best built cities in France. It is about ten miles from the What War By J. W. NEW YORK. Aug. 28. The- posi tion of the German force, after their success In stemming the French offensive, does not seem to have im proved. The official reports maka It seem probable that the allies are now holding the German 'advanca In check, just as their own offensive was broken up. The possibility that tha belligerents may fight each other to . mutually exhausting standstill is evident. The narrow strip of frontier territory between the German fortresses to the east and the French fortresses to the west, may comprise the es sential theater of the war. It Is certain that the give-and-take on both aides has not been be yond the fortress boundaries to the present, and there is a fair chance that the width of the area of hostili ties will be in inverse proportion to its length. A new condition confronting thd" commanders of the forces engaged In the momentoub struggle Is the necessity for complete and rap'd charge of strates Never before has the ability to alter plans quick ly been so vital In warfare. The greater success with which this can be done by one aide or ths other mav be tho deciding factor in TO GENOA HELD HERE; NEW YORK, A us. 25. The Del aware and Hudson Steamship Com pany today canceled the sailing of its steamship Oceana, which was to have sailed for Genoa, August 29. The action was taken upon orders from the Italian office of the line, which cabled that the vessel should tiot be sent nut. At the steamship offices it was Mated that their understanding was that ihe United States Government had also canceled the sailing of the steamship Christabel, which was to have gone to Italian ports to bring bnck American refugees. The Oceana was also to have brought back refugees, and 200 pas sengers haa engaged passage for the trip to Genoa. These passengers will be refunded the money paid for their tickets immediately. The Italian office of the Delaware and Hudson gave no reason for or dering the Oceana held In port, it was stated here. Brig. Gen. Andrews on Retired List Today Brig. Gon. George Andrews, adjutant general of ths I'nlted States Army, was automatically retired ftom active duty toda when he reached the age limit. 1U Aiheville and return Friday, Aiuf.JI ITALY ORDERS L NER BY GERMANS Moms Mean T. MAS0IT the battle. A fighting front of SX miles," along which probably 2,000. 000 men are engaged, must develop constant unexpected strength nnd weakness. Their quick discovery bv the commander-in-chief in order to direct concerted movements, is a matter of great difficulty, but the reward is enormous. An important . strategic change seems to havo been made by the Ger mans. The original plan for a march through Belgium toward Lille appar ently has been changed, and the main assault probably now is devel oping along France's badly defended frontier of 100 miles between Mau beuge and Verdun. This always haa been the weak spot of the French defense. It Is protected only by Isolated secondary fortresses at Hlr son. Givet. Mezlcres. Montmedy, and Longwy. The French have been told their forces would be able to operate suc cessfully against a German advance In this quarter, but the general staff showed Its own uneasiness last vear by basing an additional frontier army corps on Mezieres. Fifty miles back-toward Paris is the great modern defensive, IIn. La Fere-Laon-Rheims-Chalons, but if the French are compelled to fall back there, the backbone of the field army probably will have been broken. BATHING IN STREAM PARIS, Aug. 26. A strong Ger man column of cavalry today attack ed the Eighteenth Hussars of the English army while the latter were bnthing in a river, the location of which is not revealed by the war office. It is admitted that the English regiment, taken by surprise, lost tcrj heavily. Many of the men were slaughtered before they could get out ol the water. The members of the Hussars not bathing rallied and stood off the charges until re-en-forceinents recrhed the scene. War Causes Big Decline In Customs Collections Continued declines in customs collec tions since the war practically put an end to European imports have forced the attention of Treasury officials to the need of taking steps to make up for the loss nnd have brought about re newed discussion of the war tax plan. Customs collections for the first twenty-five days of August, 1313, totaled Io.5".137. The collections for the Hrst twenty-live days of this month fell to ?17,0I6.51I, a decline of mure than JS,5fl,00ii. These tlgures are taken to indicate that estimates that the war will cause a loss of more than a hun dred million dollars in revenue a year were fairly nccurnte. Th collections for yesterdav were JtU'.tO) below those of the correspond ing daj in 1313. ENGLISH ATTACKED MORE TROOPS RUSHED BY ENGLAND TO HELP REPEL INVADING HOST Capital of France Converted From Place of Gloom to One of Joy. By Announce ment That Secondary Defense Line Has Held Kaiser's Army at Bay. BULLETIN LONDON, Auf. 26. The official war bureau today issued the following: 'The Germans in an attack upon the French in force all along the Alsace-Lorraine frontier, have been repulsed with very heavy losses. The fighting still continues with the French advancing their entrenchments." WILUAMPrfflJP,SIMMS. PARIS, Aug. 26. "The -big battle is progressing. favorably." . . . . r ' -v" , ': ' -T The war office, after a twelve-hour sitence following its admission that' the fate of France hinged on the result of the fighting now in progress, issued the above laconic statement. It meant that the allied lines of defense were holding. It also meant that the German offensive which has surged against the secondary defense" for thirty-six hours has been unable to penetrate it. The few words of encouragement transformed Paris from a city of gloom to one of hope. And'coupled with the statement came the announcement that Britain was rushing re-enforcements to the front. France's desperate condition has been recognized by her ally and the assistance needed to withstand the deter mined invasion of German fighting men, now doubly dan gerous under the incentive of early victory, is forthcoming. The allied lines are holding especially well at the points which threaten the gateways to Paris. The British French forces between Maubeuge and Givet are reported to have repulsed the German attack with enormous slaugh ter and to have pushed their own lines forward into Bel gium. GERMANS REPORTED ) BE LOSING. It is also reported that the battle In Lorraine is going against the Germans. The concerted assault is said to have been defeated and the French moved forward until checked by the direct or der of General Joffre. who insists that the entire battle shall be fought along defensive lines until the German for ward movement ends all along the line. The war office declares that the suc cess of the Russians in eastern Prussia and along the Austrian frontier Is "un believable." The official announcement says much of eastern Prussia has been evacuated by the Germans, who sur rendered manv cannon, rolling stock and enormous quantities of munition, and that the Russians are now in force along the main line of the east ern German defenses well Inside of Prussia. .... When the great battle waa resumed at daybreak today the German assault was met with a determined defense. The lighting front covers the boun daries of the departments of the Nora. Ardennes. Montmedy, and the Meuse. Around Mauebuge, in the Nord; Givet, in the Ardennes; Montmedy. In the Meuse: and west of Luneville. where the heaviest fighting Is believed to be taking place. .... . South of lunevllle. along the Lor raine border, another great battle Is In progress, and It Is to re-enforce this line, admittedly -pressed to tne limn, that General Joffre withdrew his en Germans Losing Strength Every Hour, Says London By ED. L. KEEN. LONDON, Aug. 26. With the allied lines in France and Belgium holding fast against the German avalanche of fighting men, and the Russian advance pushing rapidly into Eastern Prussia and Austria, the general war situation was much improved from the British standpoint today. The war office frankly admits the result of the great LINE tire Al-aclan army, abandoning Muel hauseu. Altkirch, and the other points taken nt so heavy a cost in a series of desperate bayonet charges, and sent it, with its veteran commander. Gen. Paul Pau. to All the gaps in the lint and prevent a break through the French lines north and south of Eplnal. In the north, the German armies are being driven hard against the en trenched position near Glvst. where the British expeditionary troops are mass ed. Several attempts to carry the en trenchments there by storm have been made, and terrific fighting Is reported. The German army In action here is reported to be comanded by the Crown Prince. The slaughter at the front is described by the general staff as enormous. The Germans constantly charged the all'ed lines in the face of a terrific shell fjrc from the artlllerv mounted behind the trenches and a withering rifle fire from the trenches themselve.-. While details are withheld. It is stated that at points where the French have followed up the repulse of the Ger mans by a forward movement thev have found their way blocked by heaps of bodies piled breast high. The valor of the Germans Is adiaittea everywhere. They have chargefl the entrenched positions of the allies time and time again. As fast as a gap was torn In the ranks the survivors have closed !t up, and pressed on toward the goal. The percentage of German of ficers killed Is stated to be large, a they lead their men In the assaults. l 1 '1 n n ?i 1