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ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL.
CITY CITY EDITION EDITION Vol. W". iw ALol JERQUE, NEW MEXICO, Mi . It WARHAaSPURRED EVELOIMENT OF BESOMS IF UNITED STATES Future Industrial Independence of This Country Is Believed to Be Decidedly More Than GREAT PRODUCTION ERA IS ALREADY IN SIGHT Field of Chemicals Espe cially an Inviting Field Has Been Opened Up on Ac count of European Strucale, ItPICIAL COMIIPUNUIHCI TO MORN I Nil HUHN.ll Washington, Amr. 25. The net gain in Hi.. United states through the nrnied druggie in Kuropc is mil to be Matured in termi of Increeaing ex perts, for the figure t will decline tharply as soon as the war ends. Rather will permanent benefit come in American industry through it forced education Of our people in how la make for themselves articles for which hitherto they have boot de pend) nt upon Germany, tndeedi II may be said thai almost the only wholesome effect of tho ureal war. as far us the united BtatOS Is concerned, has been to gtve the whole country keener and more vivid appreeiation of our own natural resources and to demonstrate that we can meel our own Induetrial needs independently of foreign assistance, impel a- to iMiiiit Equipment. Bon f the industrial stimulation due to the war is feverish and tran sient huge war orders will be tiiied and immense profils taken. Yet the manufacturing communities produc ing th'- gooda may receive no perma nent benefit from their activity. This condition naturally applies chiefly In ihr production of arms and ammuni- We have profited first from the de mand for suns and projectiles, in con Sdiuenep of which the machine tool trade has profited as never before, fortunately many of the tools of this kind created to manufacture muni tions will he available for ordinary purposeg The- country vvJil receive In indirect profit therefore through the equipment of plants which will Rttkt eventually for our own military )ireaiidm -s and also will remain for the development of the automobile li'ieh or any other line of metal Working for whose product there may kl a possible demand. into Industry Hit, According to advices reaching Washington, the demand for steel for Making munitions of war has had n aW effect upon the automobile in dustry. Many persons prefer to wait until summer or fall to buy automo biles or to exchange Old models. This yen r, however, buyers of some of the popular priced cars have been told that deliveri s cannot be made until November or December. It is said that one factory which has n capacity of about sixty cars a Inv baa had its Output reduced to twelve ears a day. Rccentb this has heen increased, hut even now the fac tory is not working up to capacity, because of its Inability to get st, el. The steel manufacturers are on Fusy street it is said, because they have heen indemnified aigainst loss. ircond trade benefiting dlroetly from the war is leather. 1'neoiintcd millions ,,f dollars are being expended In the ITntted States hy the belllg r ents fur saddlery, harness, belts, boots find shoes, etc.. and this demand In turn has stimulated business for the iMnufacturefi of shoe machinery, ne have been compelled to cpiip American plants with apparatus far in txeem of their normal demand. W ide field In Chemicals. tt is in the field of ohemlcale, how ever, that the Tnited States has been most lacking and finds greatest prom- m One of the first and tnosl eitf oarrauing demanda made upon us in the making of shells wan to supply the explosive contents of the shell. nt these and the manufacture of nteituffi the United Slates has been ependeni upon the Intermediary lltar products itnined fi'oii inv. We have heen iin.nna, n ! year payine Qermnny for chemicals n pensahlfi in the nroduction of dye- 'ffs. textiles, paper, inks, feathers, ints. varnishes and many other Br ief, When the war opened carbol Seld went from 9 cents a pound to 50, aniline from in cents to S 1.30. se and napthaJlne, ammonia.' ben nd other substances vital to Ihe let using them arc all products of 'bar which national wastefulness ' vears had permitted to go off in lOBe at the coklnK plants, fiSdteon Betses Opportunity. Th,- chemists and the coke burners to work and today Ihe great cok I plants are rebuilding their ovens ii recovering from the coal gases ' preeious, ehemlculs whith ale th I blood of a thousand different leR. Edison wa among the first Mtite the opportunity here offend " he promptly equipped a plant for 'king carbolic ac id and other need products, one department of which he iu paying him net from $1300 11.000 a day The war has nd Itoed the price nf benzol from 2.". Us In 1 and of toluol from IK, cents 12.60. These fundamental derlvs re being made in Increasing untitles at the Kdlson and othel 'htS, and their mnnufacture need ' he atiandoned at the end of the r. if congress possesses courage and "itii-ss .iudgment. sVe I'ola.h in Sea Kelp. Another Kreat line of industry "ntlUUed by the war is potash. Oat By had a monopoly of potash salts. Ich we imported annually to the He of $1 i, 000, (100. or half of the eman supply. Two-thirds of these bnientj, w,,rp distributed us ferllllz- H I M Illl: FORI t 1ST. Washington. Aug. New Mex ico: Thursday probably locSd show ers, waini.r in smith portion; rridas V i! -' -lowers m oust portion, l niflfT southeast portion. es. irno underiving th' foundation of lour great national industry. agrlctd Iturc. Not only hud (MrmMl the great, st potash beds in ihr world, Ixit tho nut put was trust controlled, und the i nlted stales had either to buy at QerinSMI prio -s .,r go without. It long had DM II known that the familiar kelp of the seashore V in li in potash and our scientists had team ed that the main kelp of the Pw iln . which floats in seemingly iuexhausli hle quantities, COUld lie mad.' to yield II per rent of this preeious suit. Wit h the German supply out off by the War. the ex t l a , I i'U of potllsll from kelp received a stimulus that might never have come, and now an talists stand ready to render the Unit ed states relatively Independent of the potash b&ro TH of r.ermany. S'.io. nun. non I',, tush Crop. Even the Philippine government has begun the study of seaweeil ...I leeted on the shores of Manila bay for the purpose of encouraging the extraction of potash for the farms upon (he Intend Here Is a new in dustry of iin si. Importance whose de velopment, if not its discovery, will Come as a direct result of the Euro pean war. The value of the Ameri can croo of potash is estimatid al $!)(, DiiO.DOO. Several minor to develop as a for instance, th duatrl in mil i evnli of the war. as, production of galley - Uc a id. much used m the niakiiiK "f mediclnea, foods and colora The ueq of ihe lignites or brown coals of I North DakotAi Montana ami Wash ington haw been greatly stimulated. Ammonia, coal tar, carbolic acid and gaa are being derived from them, (while the powdered residue is being made Into briquets, which bum as iwell as COaJ. Buaineaa Will imperatively demand I of congress thai the anti-dumping Iclauae which Ihe senate eliminated 'from the rnderwood-Siiiinious tai iff I bill shall be enforced The law must ! t.e drastic to be effective, and we must I prohibit the Imparl Into the United 'States of articles invoiced at a Value below the current market value hi jthe Country of origin. SPY ARRESTED Gaught With Plans and Pho tographs of National De fenses at Fortress Monroe and Cape Henry, j Bt UORNIS9 JOURNAL SPfClAL LSAStP WISIJ Washington. Aug. 25. QUStOt Kopsch, a young- German employed as an instrument maker by the Car- negie Institution bore, was arrested j tonight by agents of the department Justice Charged with violating the federal law for protection of the na tional defenses by making pic tures of : military reservations, He was held tin $5,000 bail and will be sent to Nor. ! folk for trial in the United Btatei i district court there. According to Ihe office had in his possession pilot CopSCh phs of the fortification! and gun.- al Fortress I.Monroe and of the reservation at ('ape Henry, Va., where the govern ment is planning extensive works to defend the entrance to ( besaiicaKc buy. When arrested the prisoner is said to have made BO attempt to deny lak lnt,' the pictures, but insisted that a drunken sentry al Portress Monroe gave him permission to USB his cam era there. He offered no explanation of his purpose in making the phots- graphs. KopSCh is 11 years old and has been in the United Btatei two or three j years. His parents al e said to live I in Oerroany. I KopSCh returned to Washington j last Friday after a vacation of about twenty days. He bad been under surveillance during the latter part of jthe time, his presence with a camera about Fortress Monroe where lie is aid t have asked many questions, having attracted attention, c. Bruce Bieteskie, chief of the bureau ot VeSttgtiOnS IJf 'he department ! justice, took personal charge of , ase and after an Inqulrj ordered j arrest. According to the government's In of Ihe In- : formation lie served In tin Herman urmy and at the outbreak of Hie war I reported to the German CODSUUltt t" return home for duty. His services Were not accepted, it is said, because here V V a 1 1 , ! to Qermaty, BODIES OF SLAIN TAKEN TO ENGLAND v MORNING JOURNAL IRtCIAL LIARCO MISS London, Aug. 26 (t:tS p. m.l A telegram from Copenhagen to the H change Telegraph company savs that the Danish steamer Vidal sailed for Hull today with the bodies of the fourteen men who Inst their live Hie result of the attack on Ihe British submarine Bl! by (lermun warships after the submarine grounded la.t Week on tin- Danish island of Salt holm. Before the departure of the v-es-el a funeral service was held In Copenhagen The coffins were covered wilh hun Iredj ,,f (lags and with wreaths in Danish and British colors. fast throngs assembled at the wa ter front and the people stood with uncovered heads as the Vidal steamed out accompaneid by Danish lorpedfl hoBtn. The Vidal was saluted wilh guns and flags by the forts. All flags in Copenhagen were at half mast. ALLEGED GERMAN AT WASHINGTON CARRANZA'SNOTE NW QQKED FOR AY Bl THE Agents of First Chief in Wash ington Angered Over Re ports of People Dying of Starvation in Mexico City. NO CERTAINTY AS TO ADMINISTRATION WHEN TIME EXPIRES ' ' elice Ulat tile fit i I dominating Influe p. fM ' f f - D jgovernmcnl sin lyS ulVen LUietS tOI nClforthwlth bj N"ii Mnt; Nut R " Iln fnr TirtAmeflci iity in u i Dt. up id i I wd there mi an Oil Declares, mast j arranzui asked j Washington Aug. bint,, i ag' ills in VV ; I General Qonsalt del- ai Mexico ' ! poi i on Hi,- f I in the capital. Recent dtepatt ! quoted Ann rlca i saying there are ! from siai vatioi aroused the Can i claim to have in j fort to relieve di I sales' report is i 1,'S lr Ki ,1 in M Toss anas authorities, who ub- c ery possilde ef- rtress, i lenersJ Qon ixpected tomorrow, tin. political situation reported today and j -No chalt ' in Mexico in was rtnie state depa to await fj the I'an-Ai t oiiference. reach here dficlals com inue ' a peace - ted 1 1 ' , j i rra nsa i l foi This is any tlin expc by c lllliclui ipreientatlvei is of report s lacking, as onterej ami i get era! dm Ufficial n Monterey lion Willi onimuni inity ha Will XMI I III I) t s I I BK 11 II V i r ft . COflllllRINUINCI TO MORNINa JOUSNALl Washington, Aug. tt, what is ten days ' This question has com,, up in con- neeiion wun tin- i'-ceui noie oi ivain- J 1 1 i f-i to the .Mexican factions. When a j newspaper man today asked the slate I department whether the ten days ; elapsed mi Monday or Tuesday be was asked In turn, "ot w tint week .' ' Then il transpired that some of the ' notes were not sent until Saturday, j the others may not have been sent yet.lelain Ten days 1mm the time of the deliv ' ery may mean a wonderful Stretching of ten day! front the time of the , publication of the note in (Ins COUO-I try. gavi way Kv idontlv tin- uci in i mst rep lues In ninth does not appear is the answer of lien iliai will outweigh a ,f others. 1 1 ml i VV llol, a rranaa thi-ater Carransg j through his lone they is answering in detail military chiefs. One by ire advising the United Diplomats association that while the) I have to refer ii to cnrransg for a 1 1 mil answer they hnt to saying fur themse don't think much of of these governments they have advised thi SOClal ion lo keen quisl finishes the job and t lie only possible Mexico, e no objections v as thai I bey he interference Dlle by "lie diplomats' as wiiiie Carransg then recognise This is expected, idea that will ( hip i aboiil vviiat the diploinatsl ,, 1,1,1 MM . SlIU 'Ml. 1,1 III. sum iff fr mlllti illl the him. chieftains chief ami thus eliminate lilm. They are BOt averse to let I ing believe honors them if Mexico p association plan. one report in the various , blefS ind profits await pacifnii under the Washington lias it s approached With of the provisional that Obregon em I an informal hint presidency tl be j find Carraasa not ! tonal attachment, j The Ca rranaa here beard of tin should happen '"jmarshos to the east el Breet-Litovsk, j Worth so much per- The (P i mans have made no claims j I fur several days of material prowreas confidential agency on th,. Riga district when field Mar- I rumored offer be ghal von Klndenburg Is In command i tore " "as presented ami informed ! obregon f the honor about to be done t,. him. The agency here feels entirely conlidenl of obregon, be lieves he has no hunger for adminis trative office but believes only in his prowess in the field, He reraem hers thai when t'nrranza sent him to treat with Villa a year ago Villa put him in jail and Same near executing him Siru e then he bus had no great er ambition than to lay Villa low. He stands a bcttef chance to avenge him self as the head of Carranza s main urmy than by Joining in a compro mlse plan which would put Villa above him in the set 1 1, ment. What i'arranza may have to say finally, however, may be milder than what his gem nils have said. While b, speaks for them, they do not nec essarily speak for him The one hope of ihe diplomats' association Is that CarraiUta, after having enjoyed the scoring his faithful generals have giv en the plan of peace, may offer to accept It with strings attached strong Hough to hold up his cause. The dip lomata' association Ib nguinst Carran za, but it Is a nuestinn whether It would carry its anger agulnst hirn to the extent of rejecting any workable plan for pacification, even though that plan involved survival of the first chief. Those nearest to the administration exert himself to el inlnale h - , III in lhaj h.' max g country, but if he faita te cannot expect to fceep lit In rpeiual stale ot an.uchv playfully boxes the earf of elated diplomat! win III. uenerai t torei m - note was received Sa was haughty Taken in ronm li 1 cspo with repp . some signit'.can. e advtcea received at the war ment from Qeneral ruaaton. Kunsion informed ttie war dep that .t.Oiii" I'arranzistas are ei sou I h of I .oelnel. a -m. ill low r zona They are part oi th, an manded by Qeneral Oallea neighborhood yeetcrday, .ii (loans fired across at a eoldier w h. tin i tho ftre turned is not Stated Officials are disputed la I I report i'arranza Will RtOVe li om- thi i I quart! is from Ve t'tv. This is to I M'nii;mt't V.r ple I 'a i ;,i for Federal Coi to Show Controve ation y Wal ARID WIRI1 5, -An i i d, M. ev should not i guilty i contempt Court bell was issued bv the tod, iv on petition federal Of thi j being I lively Raton the I. il conlro Water Works t wnpans , si development m a iy Hie coin nv iiiai arte was issued temporary Injuncth the federal coin I ag latter violated il b dtoylel court ' the state, al Union, n-strain the company llecttons and bv seek- the company to take The city claims Unit as forfeited IU llali ot assure an adequate for an order ti tie in making i Ing to compel lip its pipes. tile company hi i hlSS and can m water supply The order a K Raton to show not lie restrainci CUtiOn of tile c court. the city omoiais ot use win the) should from furthei pi OSi It In the district Summary of War News of Yesterday tid Vll nni report In t h v , i ment of , steady progress Bregt-Lltovgk, the greal ltusslan fort less which was to form the si l ongest Mink in the Muscovite new Inn ,,r de fense. Official statements Issued in both capitals a serl thai the Kussian forces south' have been ft the gtronghoM ok upon the gir- Northeaal of vladova the tierman t are driving Ihe retreating Russians further Into tin dreaded Prloel river Uf operations, Petrograd has conald-l ered that so long as Ihe Hussions wire able to hold their own in this section Petrograd was in no danget and Ihe escape oi the main Hussion armies could nol be , ill off Activities on the western front and in the Italian war theater are fined chiefly lo ariiiiery engagements with now and then an Infantry as sault al Isolated points. In spile of Krcnrh and Bl Ittl b claims of important progress on the i Oalllpoll peninsula, the Turks admit no serious reverses on the Dardanelles front An official statement isoied ut Constantinople declares the Frnnen-j British alius were fSPUlSed with seri ous losses at two points. Ill the field of diplomacy Iln dav hi, night forth m, striking develop inenis. I lilted Stales AmbSISSO (braid al Berlin, after calling up ,r n foreign Minister von Jagow. to i, auest tin- 0 arm an official version of the attack upon Ihe Steams! Aral,;,, which has not yet been received, wns summoned lo the foreign office air., in lu the afternoon and remained there iin hour, but he declined to reveal the siibje, i - discussed, He ports from Swiss sources atnte that Romanians are leaving Herman.', ami Austria, which Is taken in London to mean that itunumla Is preparing lo cast Its lot on the side of the iind- RATON OFFICIALS 1STANUIU CONTEiTCHARGE ROOSEVELT FOR MEDIATE WAR GNGERMRNY: HITS PEACE POLICIES ide Bel taiul nv CALLS ATTENTION TO LUSITANIA AND ARABIC When Foil Suuitei Piatt -I Ri iburgh, n. inaeveli am I 1.11- Ihirteeti moiilb ignouh have - wank. pa I t lame who ung-d we women and e high seas in 1 1 . In. is li tiiat private indl-j have tried, however, provide gome kind proper lot ernmental mj officers and put all good AmetV debt by bat nectlon with much to the they this pi i tile Hid we owe to h Have in Pj for nwsaonam Von men have had to pa (or the privilege of learning how to serve vour country, Fet every one man fuitlka yourselves who cull afford 10 come here mere are a nunareo Iv good Anierlean eitlr.ens, eipiuIlN pa Whi lid like 1 1 n ml ung rd-v orkl and eftl are as tnl thi much camp in u i, , as ,v attend attend to Uli mi are such a! it unless I Mill. III.- Ill lis a, dual SIT- do Ilis dut.v need a i isi s. 1 1 li li will wish lo come to these camps, i for the professional pacifists and e poltroons and college sissies who LM II lie peace a I Uny-prlCC SlH lel ICS d the mere money getters and men 1 1 1 v spenders, they should be medi unileisland that they have got to ndcr whatevei service the country ( NW Out 1 to lb IgillStt, "I'nder 'Ihe Hague convention it s our bounden duty to thke whgl- it action was necessary to prevent d. il not to prevent them, to undo . hideous wrong thai was done to igium, We have gh Irked this duty. have shown a spoil so itlijoi I, thai Ii Pined ohlldn ii ,,n ihe high if munitions se abandon ee to make g refusal Is ill , ba reft ui, i lit v j the, I pro ahlpn ed n i v to 1 1 the i.usil lied Ihe c the nation ami Arabic against Bel- line ii is an evil thing to prac. li id ami rish neutrality he tvveen t if 1 1 1 ami vv r, rn: and H Is right furnish alius to nuts down (lu I he vv liit, m I . a ye) for M PI iv ale firm Ihe pollCI man Wl limn. Ihe burglar, ami ihe blackhander, i furnish the blackhandei is wrong to the burglar and the white slaver itii weapons to be used Bgntnsi the potloemsn, The analogy holds trus lu International Iln, l,et us furnish munitions lo Ihe 'men who, showing Courage we have ! not shown, wish lo reSCUS I teli; 1 1 1 in from subjection and spoliation and degiadatloii. Ami I el UN Ml , I VV mcourage may be the hour turn, us we show ntiiuil ion ma k i ifsu redly uir'clves will 'net ak Who are and Inxv lo rork 1 1 in tic ii i Oi,- following "I wish to state make the statement si We must stand fr by luently made thai ib,. president, i heartily subscribe to this on condition, und only nn condition (but It Is fol low, d by the statement mi long as th" i i. dent stands by the country.' It is defensible In stale Hot we -bind by the country, right 01 wrong It is Indefensible for any free man in a free repUhlll to stale Dial he will stand bv any Official, right or wrong, or by any ex-offlelal. "There Is even a "dronger rOtUOg far Rnd to the interests of th I Mahea (or the 1 1 rriatdhi.li dift. h folkl No man cmitd lit i s PvoaMenl Uaculn, ut FtOOd against PlSStdtnt I after the II rind " Bnaai t m olu had in i public ENB writ ictillK. there had bee t admirable, cloi utm itooiisncss b) some misi as It is at tile prc-cni d ilitl that SSENGERS TO SAI I' I o all the the occupie, who ba llovv e e tile last , ollsldd ions lot iiiodatioiis, cancelled their omen) owing to d here ih Vol, d 1 Ml- I dlUW lb-ad. ibourne, Tex., Aug. O laiiiio, ptont er Teas i n ws .ind former president ol th I Press association, died he I, and man li da d T Authorities Believe Woman tvl,,.. D MA lie, ;,, A (f nir IVkty Ut: iviiAftt tii in muni MOTIVE SOUGH FOR MURDER OF GARY PREACHER afiH Tint Killint. W:m hvi''''' pehetrated a e6nsldefiibl dls- ,iiiu iit.ii Mmrifrj "as ujr unc0 , , illtorl(, Th(, TlllM MemhelS Of COngrSgatiOrliU'S making a stubborn awfeaSS of their positions but ihe allies have 1 1 confidence thai with the strong force B T MnSNISfl JOUSNAC BRtrlAl. A ISO WIRtl ('.my, Ind late gUthot le.l v, il lug t Federal th irder f llev. James' I almond Evangel K a leer, cal Lu- oi m church of oary in ills ho persons f 'I w b I illeil hi by , bodl ( ine I heoi v del, poslmus l Hal I lie pi ca i uimtntttlon i letters a hit h ing hint to c adv a HC ir of d b) h H Snv was TollcNtOI), ragic end was the b's ot anonymous d received wain s attentions to a mar i wo "Several turned over hum In monl hs tu UK' Oary. ago Mr, Kaiser i hatch of threat poetmostei liny- Wat lied him I" I,, a Hon won I ening dor. cease a il. the v I ei.it l, fill letters," said "The letters his attentions - paeio Hun una II a I , pa 1 1 I ol Pollt i thai He I. ess i by officii was kill iiianism terances sloni in Harv vv. redenee lis to Illl ai beoat nt 1 is gii , a throu was d (be deal h f roiu home about been When a pas Igljed forty 1 eel a vvu.v f Hie windows of nil wilh w inilow , orda and ankles. lie bad more than all hour was discovered M mil lied The local poll, e ale llllll 111 llll'll belief thai tin- murder was commu ted b) several persons and intimats that among them were memban ni Kaisers own congregation. AUgUSl S, llllll and his wifi , mem dlst'ov- I CIS el e,l till a k ., i ., i ' churi b, whe bod) , talk, d Wilh nil bCfl U S lie IV as loll He declared then, a II h 1 1 had ilephone i all Kai lers. and anv ihliu: KigM llnsslan Pnasptsn Mystcsn. Hon, Ion, Aug. tf (I :'" P in 1 .Vo le ,. has 1, ecu 1 ,- 1 1 v di here i bat the It modi! 11 i overiiinciii lias Issiied an or der requiring all travelers entering Itiissla lo provide iloeuiiu nis showing their place of birth ami the mitm, ,,t I heir citizenship The p, input t also must state defrnlti i the exact place In itussln In which tho traveler In- ALLIES HOPE TO FORCE PASSAGE OF DARDANELLES IN NEAR FUTURE he union Biitish (lain Twelve Miles, but J,rj Suffer Great Losses From 1 'j Desperate Resistance of . Turk Defenders, ubstltnte AUSTRO-GERMAN DRIVE IS STILL PROGRESSING i A e- pjsj t IROPE ninuenliui u Kills to Over come Russian Defenses in -"""'be Noith; Bad Weather Inter- . v, , .. iuomnai. eeeeiAt , ...r n wish London, Aug. L'j 1 1 .5(1 p. m) An oifici.,1 report issue, I tonight re garding recent operations on the tial ' bpoli peninsula net at real rumore which have been in , mutation for everal das crediting llrltish troops either with having cut off or out flanked tin- Turkish forces opposed 1 1,, I hem Tin- i , poi I stales that I Hlnle Hi,, ground gained is of great it fust attacks i-urlv m the the A(KirMeit and vew mi. iied I he summit of I immii ! Sealat : Cktrl Bahr i nianding 1 ot Ihe p,a failure Bt Suvla In, peeled, Ho to fall bai and i lllin Ik Call. , , nut i. piogreSN ex- colouials were compeDed U Another attack was mad I stoat, last Saliirdiiv, but on this occa haviua Inst the advantage of surprise, tin Krlilsh dd not iclb i ea d Die summit and were retire again. , Houvv Mtestt The report iidmlts losses Inn adds that I .oisse-. hiuw y It those of i Turks must have been b. av let Altogether the "' twslvst sWIes llrltlsh hold n front I long the west side ; ,t. , t , . , , ( , , vi l.t and at aome points at their command and tin ussistunce of Hie fleet, tin- I nil dunelles Will be torced before Hie airlvul of Ihe un lavoralde weather which Is due to Wardg Hi, end ol September. Had Ueallii-r ill Itussin. Weather Conditions also are play ing a part in tin- operations on the eastern front, II is repnrted that tho mads in Courland are softening &i- rcady as the result ,, continued rains and thai ttie Qermans are finding n more difficult to innve forward their artillery, They are still trying, in i ever, to force buck ihe Ftiusrlsni, v i an holding the line between the I its An and I'vimi. and claim lo li been successful at one point at If flenerul Rlchhorn, who enplu Kovno, is advanctng eaatwgfdi acci ing to Berlin, while progress Is ported by BSCh of the five arn.. s which are man lung on Brest -I. II, c il one of these ariiiles - that mi 1 he southwest front - Is said to have hi , en through one of th,. advanced p ,si lion of the fortress. Man Ukt In lull. lieneial l-:i, lihorn's plan apparently is I,, ni.i 1 1 li rapidly on Vllna and after oc upviac Hoi luwn to attempt an ad vance In Minsk, thus placing Ills army on the Russian line of retreat from Hie Hug, while field Marshal von tfgi kettsen ami Pt'lnoe Uscpotd of Bavaria continue thelt efforts to en velop Brest-Utovak, As Ornnd Hue NiChOteS slill lias scleral lines of re Heat open lo him and his renr guards heretofore have shown their ability to hold off ihe AuHtro-tlermuns until their retirement was effected, military Writers here do not believe this plan Will succeed. rile onl) event of Importance re- poii.il from the western front Is the recapture bi the Oermans of a por tion of a Item II tin y lost to the French in th,. Voeges. Klsewhere, It hag be n only i repetition of artillery, liniil grenades and mine fighting. Heavy fighting continues on the Austin-Italian front and Hie Italians claim to have inplnf-d Ihe bead of Hie Stlmo valle, m Ho fottats SOBS, Mil MI'I III I M TROOfN n Fl ltv 1 I III Pctrograd, Aug 2", iviu lamdon, p. m.) -A vivid story nf the Her man effort lo laud troops in Pemau, in i ho northeast eoranr of the iut( of Itiga, Is told by a Ktisslan official from Pernau, who bus reached here. i; n', lock on the evening of the Hth, while the elite of the do.ouo people of tin- oiv were aseembled In Hie naval park listening to a band conceit." the official relates, "a po- I man Ordered them to disperse. II was Hu n noticed that u Herman ship was off share far away toward the horfson, sin remained for some time makini observations, it appeared later that the ftUIStanS bad signaled the ship 1,1 ball, not knowing her na- llonnllty, and thai signals questioning the vessel as to thu point remained una newered. 'I'h, people of ihe dt did not be come alarmed until , unnonadiiig was beard at sea during ttie night. At ill 3