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Weather Forecast:
Unsettled Tonight and
2STU3LBEK 8301.
OF $70,000 AT NOON
Huge Crowd Witnesses Fire at Plant of E.
B. Adams Co. on 614 Pennsylvania
Avenue Dense SmokeHampers Work
of Department Building Damage
The hee crockery, glassware, and wholesale supply
house of the E. B. Adams Company, 614-616 Pennsyl
vania avenue northwest, was partly destroyed by fire
Portly after 1 2 o'clock today.
The blaze was one of the most stubborn Washington
nas had in manr months and for fifteen minutes it seemed
the flames must spread to buildings on either side and pos
sibly wipe out the whole block.
The exact damage could not be ascertained. Mr.
dams said that his firm carried a stock worth approxi
mately 560,000. and it is believed that this will be a com
plete loss.
Two of the upper stories of the building, a four-story
Tick structure, were gutted. Three alarms were sounded,
wringing out practically all the available apparatus in the
entral section of the District. Not until 1 o'clock, three
quarters of an hour after the fire started, did Chief Wagner
nnounce th.it the flames were under control.
Starting in the stock room on the fourth floor, the
laze spread so rapidly that, by the time the first companies
rrived, the whole upper portion of the building was burn-
ng and dene black smoke was pouring out of the front
nd back windows of the structure, which extends through
o B street.
Chief Wagner, rcspondine to the first
iarro.yed engine companies Nob. 14 and
to the top floor by means of ladders
gainst the front of the building. The
tioko drove the men from the building
less than five minutes, and a few
"'nutes later the smoke was pouring
it of the front windows in such vol
Tie than it wa Impossible for the
remen to' work on ladders in the
ront In the rar or tn- bunainc me
amea did net tpread o rapidl. a.d
om tne roofw of djominK building
id from ladders against the ba-k the
reroen eucctedcd in getUng the better ,
' the flames
The building which adjoin on the
st is occupied In the plant of Hie '
fanbattan Coffey Mills, formerly the
s'abllshment of the Washington To-
-eo Company, wnicn a. iesiroyo
fire about three years ago It wa
his 're that Capt Tlmothj J Brown
M private llicnaej uons. or .no 4
cine ruui(ij.'. vot - -
e in the Adams Company stores swept
a Mp mcr Tn.iT- iii.'f.v I rt
-. - Un mW... rril1 .nt
tne jrper nuui ui n-c i-w.c "-' ccrainff to fhe 1 ,,uiu c
y M ght damage was done On the " lo IM I-ttreblatt, fiur of
ant is 'he buildinc occupil bv the Kmperor William's sons are in h
atlonal r-a?ket Company The flames , hospital suffer,,,,, r , .
d not reach this building, but there 3.p"a' suilerinj; from nnunds ill
as some damage done by water. action.
rhe stiie of T T Keane meat ,.. j . .. ,
ealer in B street, also suffered water) t ,n "Mails have been received, but
Hm"KP . '" vas sported onl- two Ijv .,
fommisnoner Stddons watched the ... , ' . ."', ,MS Kn
nen as thej fought the flames from ' lna! lne aiher had beon cumpcik-d
r the front and tie rear of the (o reprimand the Crown Prime for
,rre I , . . M"11 1,,r
The building, which i owned by the Imposing himself unneceKsnrily.
Rarber estate, was damaged, accord-i
p to tl. pr""''-. arj,;ul 51UU0'' 1
An urutuaiiy iwrg. cri,n wa ai
'acted and it was ner-r.ar to call
he. reherves from several police pre-
,rtf order to keep the -!t:e-ts
lear and give the firemen room to
orb 1
'et at noon
rate investigation of Sullivan and
Penrose campaign funds is probable
Alaska coal leasing bill considered
"orelgn Relations Committee meets
on peace treaties
nator Borah presents criticism of
Superintendent Stephens of railway
mail service.
riouBe met at noon.
Passed bill for leasing- of oil and
mineral lands
rtesumed debate on Barnhart printing
R'ver and Harbor Committee consid
ered Senate cuts in river and har
bor budget
Hules Committee called to meet late
today to report special rule for
emergency revenue bill, which will
be considered tomorrow.
. .
Rorljn Tinlil-t . il. .
Benin I ageDlatt AUtflOntV fOT
ntOrmatlOn It le Da
'"ui lliailUH, II IS Ke-
JtO.lE. Sent
23. A.-lvicis re-
-.:..j e
cened from
fiprliii cai- fl.-
i- n.H, Uf
Aiimirous Mories Jn
Ik in
about urn 'amily ,.f the Kuivi,
articipation in th n.n i on," ' "
uthentic case, that of irl,.,.,. joadihn '
amneniic case, mat or itim-i- Joachim
i i at the Irnpfnal pilaet j,, iieiiin
known. Two week, a.n tnnr.
newspapers printed stun" thai both
tV ("town Prince and Prrnce lnllert
hid died in hospitals in Brus-lF. but
tln-e reports uere promptly' denied To
ta an Ani.-Uerdatn papt-r printed a
Motv that Prince Adalbert had bf"n
Mind in action, but thla also waa de
nied. South African Union
Enlists More Troops
LONDON'. Sept a -II is idmltted
here that, because of the aRBressive
nees of the German forces in South
Africa, the authorities of the Union of
South Africa have been compelled to
enlist additional troops
School Books, Second Hand and New.
Lowdermilk & Co., 1126 T street. Advl
IHUJHi'm rM Hjii
Russians Drove Austrians From
Fortress at Point of Bayo
net, Says Bulletin.
23. It was r -
ficially announced htre today that
jarosiaw. the noted Austrian fortress
on the San river north of Przemysl.
was taken by direit assault and was
not surrendered by the Austrians.
The official statement ,as the nus-j
slans. after bhelling the city for hours,
attacked on aii sides in force. The
Austriana uere driven from their
positions at tin- point of the bayonet,
t.ut succeede.i in jirinpr most of their
tesorve supplv depots. destroyini?
them before the lutnini tould In-i
terfere I
It is also niiMoiiix 1 that the Czar
has decorated (leiitral lvjnoff with
the Order of St Mo mder Neiky.
Claim Many Deserted.
That man Austriiins are ilesertnij. to
thr Ru.lnns wn announced at the war
office lodaj It v.Uh btated that the
member of the landtvehr and of the
r'atZ r ""P''10,"16"1"1 reset v,b. who
have been pushed to the front, bellevo
they arc deliberately bclnfi ba'Tificed by
the armv chiefs, and soare rtfiiflnj; to
t!ht Many of these men are Slavs,
ml they prefer to tike their chances
with thr Russians.
Prom ceiy point along the line of
battle in nalifia come feports of Rus
sian ii-tories Pr.inysl, whit h is held
by the Austrian-German forcer. In main
taining a strong resistance, but it Ik be
itia bonibaided from all points, and al
ready the heavy Russian blefjc Kun
have wrouRht havoc witii the outei de
fenses. That the Austrian army of General
Dankl has not been extricated from Its
difficulties as claimed by Vienna of
ficial statements, is asserted here. The
war office says Dnnkl la almost com
pletely surrounded and that either he
must surrender or he annihilated.
'lie repoit.) rccrlved of the occupa
tion of Paroalaw say that the Russians
(Continued on Second Face.)
British Aero Raid
Startles Cologne
ANT WERP, Sept. 23. British aviators have dropped
bombs on the Bickensdorff aviation grounds at Cologne,
setting fire to one of the sheds used to house Zeppelins.
The newspaper Handelsblad says that the aviators,
fiv in niimhor. Upw in rnmnnnv ncrns Relaian trritorv
I, iriiiL ril
I into Germany and, after dropping the bombs, successfully
, matJe tje;r csrnpe
ma r i t
I Near Antwerp one of the aviators met with an acci-
dent an(j was forced to descend. A troop of German
' Uhlans started to capture him but he was rescued by a Bel-
I jan armore(J automobile.
The extent of the damage done in Cologne is not yet
nOWn here
Germans Unscathed in Sea
Victory, Berlin Indicates
I1KRL.IN Sept JC.-('ia The Hague).!
In announcing the succcsaful exploit
of the Gii man submarine) siiadroii
which sank three British cruisers, the
official war office bulletin. Issued today,
iirikes no mention of any German casu
.ilt'Cb ThU Is believed to Indicate the
submaiiiies succei.ifiilly returned to
tlieli b:,tf unduninifcd. The announce
ment ot the successful raid has cheered
Bciliii On ill sicls It is pointed out
a an excellent revenue for the Llrltiwh
operations danist the patrol cruleer
squadron at ifellKoland
NVivs from the front in France Is
still of the most meanre description
It is emphatically denied, however, that
the German have be, n fori ed to Kive
wav at any single point. In the vicin
ity of Rhnlinh. it is stated, the German
have driven the Krench from their out
lying tienchcs, which are now held by
the Germans.
The Grman armies which have been
opeiatinq with Metz as a field base
hav driven tho French far Inside of
their own fiontter and are now attark-t-ig
nil of thr southern line of forts
with succe.
In the ran Ihe Grmins are operat-
lne- successfully against the Rusalana In
Russian Poland At no point have the
movement of the Germans, who lso-
latcd and defeated the army which was
anvancing against Konelgsberg
The Austrian forces have resumed the
off. nslve. the war office at Vienna re-porl-.
and are retraining some ot the
territory recently 'leti by the Rus
l.ina Russia to Sign Treaty.
Secretary of State Bryan announced
this afternoon that Russia has agretd
to sign one of his peace treaties, and
that he is hopeful that all the other
belligerents will do likewise.
Gives Power to Houston.
The House trxlay p:uHed the Adminis
tration bill authorUIn t'le leading by
the Secretary of the Interior, who hliall
prescribe, rovaltleu an-1 rcntalf, of the
oil, Kas. coal, sodium, potassium, and
phbpnnte landH located within tlu pub
lic domain of the I'nited States
Imported Bock Panetela. Full of
aroma .Mild and sweet Never better.
Ad l.
Advance Steady, Though Slow,
Says Berlin Exults in Naval
BERLIN. Sept. 23 iby wireless
through Sayvllle. I,. I. to the lTn!ted
Press.) The war office officially de
clared today that conditions at the
front continue to show the steady, but
noceesnrlly slow- advance, of the Ger
man armies.
The war office again places all of the
responsibility for the destruction at
Rheims Cathedral, squarely on the
French. It Is stated that the German
i withdrew from the town to save It, but
, that the French not only rc-occnpled it.
j but posted much of their artillery, es
pecially their three-inch -nms, there.
Signal From Tower.
The tower of the cathedral was occu
pied, the official report says, by French
general officers, who from that point of
vantage signaled the range of the Ger
man positions to the gunners In the
streets and on the outskirts of the city.
When the deadly character of the
French artillery' Ire hecanae mnntfrtt It
was discovered that thecvi jxRlwara wre
in the tower and tfc BkKfcaS K could
be plainly seen R wm thwricA.VP neces
sary for the Germans to open fire on
the town and to drive the observers
from their point of vant.ige That the
cathedral was dam.iged Is a matter of
deep regret to all Germans, but it is in
sisted that firing on Rheims became a
matter of the most urgent military ne
cessity when the French thoinselvea
turned the city Into a part of their bat
tle line.
Exult In Naval Victory.
The sinking of three Kiiglish cruisers
bj Gel man submarines is the big news
feature here The morning newspapers
al1 place emphasis on this victorv.
They explain it will serve to reconcile
the sullors with the policy of repression
which the high naval authorities have
imposed upon them Officers and men
alike have been chaflnn hecause thev
were not permitted to go out and fight,
(Continued on Second Page.;
Must Fall Back Say French Officials Loss
es of French and British In Last Three
Li ays Said to Be Three Times as Great
as on Retreat Toward Paris.
PARIS, Sepi. 23. Success seems about to crown the
efforts of the allies to break through the German right and
force a retreat all along the line.
The official news from the front states that the Ger
mans have ncen driven back ten miles on the left and that
the general enveloping movement continues with success.
As interpreted by the military experts here, the allies
have succeeded in pushing. General Von Kluck. out of ,
alignment with thebalance of the Germari'baftle' front and
this will make i necessary for the other German armies to
fall back or xakc chances of being enveloped themselves in
The looses, however, have been enormous. It is ad
mitted that in the last ten days three times as many French
and British have been killed as in the retreating movement
toward the Parts forts and in the battle of the Marne.
It has been desperate hand-to-hand fighting most of
the time a id, 'although the Germans are slowly being
jammed back toward the border, every foot of ground
gained by die allies is at fearful cost.
The only comforting note in the entire affair from the
allies' viewpoint is the statement that the Germans are at
least losing fully as many.
The official resume of the situation,
made public at Bordeaux, at 3 o'clock,
and wired to General Galllenl, stated
that by violent fighting the French left
on the rlpht bank of the River Olse has
now succeeded In advancing a short dis
tance. It has pained more than ten
miles, the war office says.
The Germans are again attacking in
force from the northeast of Vertlum.
but the French, by a series of brilliant
counter-attacks, finally repulsed them.
The report says: "The left wins of
the allied army Is making steady prog
ress against the Germans commanded
by General Von Kluck. Our left, by
determined and, at time3, hand-to-hand
fighting, has succeeded In gaining ten
miles along the right bank cf the River
German Right Is Turned,
French Officials Claim
BORDEAUX. Sept. :3 The positive
declaration that the Hank of the Ger
man right wing has been turned and
that Von Kluck's army is in danger
of being cut off was made at the war
office todi.
It was stated that while re-enforcements
are being rushed to his rescue
from Belgium they will not be able to
alter the situation. They will not be
able to prevent the German right being
encircled and forced either to retreat
in haste toward Belgium or meet an
attack from all sides by an army of
vastly superior forces.
The Briiifcli and French columns now
outnumber the Germans two to one In
the western section of the line. There
are more than l.Oflu.OV) French and
British engaged in the battle along the
entire front, and nearly hnlf that num
ber held In reserve should they be need
ed Although the lighting In the neighbor
hood of Rheims continues without in
terruption. It 13 stated that the French
are now occupjing a much better posi
tion Thov resisted R night German
assault in "force last night, driving tn
enemy back In great disorder.
The bombardment of the French po
sition continues, with the Germans
i sing their luaviest artillery It is be
lieved that under cover of this tire they
aro already withdrawing the major
portion of their forces.
The Germans are making a desperate
effort against Verdun and the lower
lines of the forts In an effort to reduce
them, but the official r-po'ts reaching
here av that all are Rtlll intact
Summing "P t1 entire situation. It
Oise, The movement at this point (an
enveloping one) la progressing as plan
ned by the commander-in-chief.
"The Germans made a violent attack
on the French position from the north
east of Verdun, but this was checked
snd finally repulsed In a series of bril
liant counter-attacks by the French
armies centered there.
"No change of moment is noticeable
from any other point along the line of
German Hold South.
"The Germans hold the south of the
Voevre district from Richecourt
through selcheprey to Lerouvllle.
In Lorraine and the Voages the
Germans have evacuated Noralny and
The enemy continues inactive in the
Domevre region,
was stated at the war office today that
it has never looked better since the
commencement of the war
Dead Fill Nine Miles
Of Trenches After Battle
LOXDOX. Sept. 23.-N'ine miles of
trenches filled with unburled dead wer
the fruits of yesterday's fighting by :h
British troops now making up the al
lied left wing. The trenches were taken,
according to reports received from sev
eral sources, unofficial, but well au
thenticated. In a successful turning
movement between the district Just
south of St, Quentin and Peronne.
For hours before the British charged
the line, the British artillery shelled
the German position. The range was
deadly. From aeroplanes that flew low,
defying the hall of German bullets, the
range was given and the shells burst
like deadly hall directly over the top
of the great line of parallel trenches
Jammed with German troops waiting
for orders to charge the British line.
Twice they essayed to do so, hut the
British fire was so accurate, so deadly
that all. Anally, had to crawl back to
the frail shelter of the earthworks.
hen the British finally charged
there was hardly a single unwounded
German left In the lines. Thousands
were dead. The woilndcd and the dead
were so mixed that It was hard to res
cue those who yet had a chance to re
cover. But the movement had been
complete success from the British vtov

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