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TAUBBS MID PR MI
CHANNEL TOWNS; DROP
. BOMBS UPON NANCY
Kalsor's Aviators Kill
Child, but Cause No Mili
tary Damage, Says Offi-
' cial Paris Report One
Germans Explode Mine in Ar
gonne French Attack and
Occupy Grater Formed by
Explosion Fighting Con
tinues in "Labyrinth" Artll
lery Duel in VOsges.
PAHIS. JUly 31.
German aviators bombarded the chan
nel towns of Ofavellnes nnd Saint Pol
eur-Mer early today. At Saint I'ol-sur-Mer
no damage was done by the Ger
man bombs, according to the ofnelal 6001"
muhlouo Issued by the French War Or
nc thla afternoon, but at Gravellnes a
child was killed
Another air raid on Nancy was also an
nounced, but details of damage wero not
disclosed. Ono of tho attacking German
TaUbes was brought down by the fire of
nntl-alrcraft guns, but the airmen, who
forced a landing between the French nnd
German lines, escaped.
Tho communique reports no Important
infantry engagements as having occurred
during the night.
Tho text of the communlfl.ua follow! I
"Some German aviators this morning
bombarded Saint Pol-sur-Mer, where no
t image Is reported and Gravellnes. where
r child wad killed, In, ArtOls, nrollhrt
I uehci and the 'Labyrinth,' there WAS
Intermittent rifle and artillery firing dur
n; tho night without any Infantry en
ScsemontB. In the Argonne at tho Junclton of the
highway from Bervon to Bagatelle and
tlat from LayOn to BlnafeVlile tho ex
plosion Of a German mine was followed
p a very sharp conflict. In the course of
vlilch wo succeeded In occupying tho ex
cavation caused by the explosion.
"Some bomba were thrown by the en
eroy'o nvlatorn on Nancy, The property
dimage Was Inslgnlncant. One of the
German machines, struck by our nrtll
liv, was forced to return to earth be
tweert the French and German lines. The
Aviators were able to escape. The aero
pi no remained close to our trenched
tii Bohiueht Height (In the Vosge)
AMERICAN KILLED WHEN
LINER IS SUBMARINED
Continued from Vase One
the submarine commander acted within
h!r rights, under international law.
The time of the attack was not men
tioned, but It was believed to have been
Into Friday night or early today.
Frost sent two messages.
His first one, undated, said:
"Steamer Iberian submarined. White
American muleteer killed."
Tho second, also undated, said:
ship surgeon Burnt, of Iberian,
American citizen, states submarine did
n shell Iberian until latter disregarded
signals. Gave time to take to boats,
Wiitsy died of shook and superficial
wo-inds. Np other Americans Injured."
rtow many of the lberian'B crew were
liit or injured, In addition to tho
Americans, was not stated.
officials assumed from Frost's message
ti t such other American survivors as
there might be had landed at Queens
town, and, together with the muleteer's
becy, were under the Consul's care.
IBERIAN TOOK COO HORSES
TO ENGLAND ON UST TRIP
Was Duo in Boston About August 10.
BOSTON, July 31.
According to the Boston office of the
Leyland Line, the Iberian sailed from
Liverpool for Boston on July 29 with 7S0
tens of cargo. Sho was due to arrive in
licaton about August 10. Bhe u believed
t have had on board about 0 returning
l'crsemen who made tha outward trip on
her- She had 74 to 10 horsemen on board
to care for her cargo of horses when
tha sailed for Liverpool on her last trip.
About half of these men wero Americans
and were given return passage.
The Iberian has run between Boston
and Liverpool for year. Bhe was in
cummand of Captain Thomas S. Jago.
The Iberian loft Boston on July t for
h'-r return trip to England. Her holds
were filled to capacity and on her decks
uore 600 horses for the English army.
The lookout on the last run over to this
aide spied a sea diver's periscope In time
to give warning to captain Jago and 1st
h.m save his vessel.
The nature of the Iberian cargo is not
known at the Boston office. The fact
that thero were but 780 tons shows that
eh was very lightly loaded.
RUSSIANS MAY FAIL IN PLAN
TO KEEP SECOND LINK INTACT
German Strotoglat Point! Out Dangers
BERLIN, July ti,
The Qtrman pra btliev it will he
difficult. If not impossible, for tha Bu
rtan armies to take up a new unim
paired line based on Brest-LUovak.
Major Motaht. the military expert of the
Berliner Tagsblatt, saya that while the
head of the Kusslan army la being bat
tired Into insensibility, the nk J already
in the noeae He attaches treat impor.
tanee to the advance by the army of
eunetal von Buelow toward Dwlnjk, from
which it is only 70 miles distant
Against this attack, he ayi, Russia, haa
very little to oppose, for the left wing of
vett Busjow's army is keeping the Rus
sian, troop at tflga. tle4 fast, addingi
"While we are rapidly approaching the
moment when tha railway Junction o
miles northeast of Warsaw fails Into our
hands, this junction controls the rajlway
to Petrograd- The Russian have only
one way of retirement frpm their eentral
position between the Bug Jtivr and the
viftula. nmly, the railway route from
Warsaw sy way of Hret-t4tovsk-tiisk
to MOseow, but von iftokituert army
la only three days' mareh from 8rtt
i.ttovsk There la likely," he adds, "to
fee no laek et dramatle events."
TWO KILLED, FOUR HURT
WHEN AUTO HITS TRAIN
fatal W.hap Oeeura 68 Dangerous
6r4e Crossing Near Moitlem,
UMAXXUML Pa.. July lTwar are
d4 sM fr ether Mf were dan
.A.1iii luarfr ttfttati
feewgn m xtiKM
Miasroad freight trJ Bit M
aiar XeMiem. U wit Mm
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a ts a n . j. - .
Myers. . of KfrtttW, Fa.
Utah t Werner, 41, RtSlflr. Met w
Mr VTlUiasB y. U, Wile 0 tftft 4
..,. iiffrton horn !" b4 sen, Wu
Msi 36 Raln ! as t
JJ, ,.ulM C Bv
evening Lggags-PHirAPiaLPHiA; Saturday, jxtly si, iois; ,.
AtSm biggest foe "TWARSAW GRIPPED IN GERMAN VISE I ' QUIOtfNEWS
Continued from Fe One
the transit company uptll 1M 11 hlght.
He further said that he and Mr. Dallam
will tenfer on their legal procedure early
next week, , , k . ,. .
In dlUlnft and ffect that the A0
tion of the TMMlt Company might have
on Dallam' suit. Mr. Vnle sAldi
"Mr. Dallam began his suit wlthoiit
either the aid or knowledge of tho rhlla
dplphla Rapid Transit Company, and ha
will rtAuhtleM continue his litigation in
dependent or the Transit Company. The
Attitude Of th P. R. T. to the transit
plan haa no bearing on our case.w
T6 PU8H HUJT,
"This withdrawal Of OppOlltlOn l, of
course, a development that W knew
nothing about. We shall, Of cOurAe, do
nothing Until some action Is taken by
the Public Bervlce Commission. If tho
cattlfio&tt of public cAnvtnlenda Ik lued
our next step will probABly b to ask
Judg Blltlberger to Odntlnue the In
junction tb prevent the city from pro
ceeding with the work. If he denies us
the Injunction we may appeal to tho
higher court, On the other hand. If the
Injunction la continued, the filly will un
doubtedly nppfal to the higher courts."
Director Taylor, of the Department of
City Transit, who la at Atlantic city. re
Iterated lOday his gratification ftt the
wlthdrawnl of the apposition Of the tran
sit company to his comprehensive high
speed transit plans, Ho declined to com
ment further than to say that the transit
company has takoh an important step
toward co-operating with the citizens of
Philadelphia. He Is expected to Issue a
formal statement early next ween.
T. B. Mitten, president of the Philadel
phia Itnpld Transit Company, nnd Ellis
Ames Ballard, counsel for the company,
were both out Of the city today. It was
Stated At the eftloes of the Rapid Transit
Company that at this time there is no
further comment to come from the com
pany other than the letter forwarded to
the Public Service Commission,
liBTTCR ANKOUMOBfl CHANGE.
Tho deolslon of the Transit Company
to agree to the city's plan for subway
and elevated construction was reveal"!
In ft Utter received by the State Pubiio
Service commission at llarrlsbtlrg today.
In this letter the compahy withdrew tho
protest wnieh it had made against the
granting of a. certificate of public con
venience to permit the beginning Of con
struction worJ on the Broad street sub
way and the Frankford elevated lines.
Whllo the sudden change of front on
the part of the transit company Is one
Of the most startling developments which
has come about In tho entire transit fight,
no hint of the reasons for the change
could be learned from the officials of the
company. The move was entirely unex
pected by either City fiolleitor Ryan or
The vigorous opposition to the graming
of the certificate of 4'ublle convenience
which Ellis Ames Ballard, chief coun
sel for the company, had offered at the
public hearing In Harrlsburg on Monday
had disturbed even the most sanguine
of Director Taylor's supporters. It was
generally believed that the move by Mr.
Ballard at that time presaged a long
and bitter legal fight.
The City Solicitor, proceeding on the
belief that he would Have to tight tho
matter out before the commission, had
forwarded to Acting Chairman Penny
packer a 40-pAge legal brief answering
the arguments ottered by Mr, Ballard
against the granting of the certificate.
Several hours later he wan Informed of
the action Of tho transit cdmpany.
THE COMPANY'S STATEMENT.
The company's complete statement to
tha Publla Service Commission follows:
The Philadelphia Rapid Transit
Company, while asserting Its rights
under tna contract of Jury 1, 1007, to
a 80-day period within which to ac
cept or reject the construction of the
high-speed lines for which tho city
now asks a certificate or certificates
of public Convenience, And further
Asserting Its contract right On Broad
street vested In the nth and uth
Btrst Passenger Railway company
under the act of March 57. 1873, where
by. In consideration or that company
surrendering Its right id build and
operate a railway along Broad street,
the Stato of Pennsylvania covenanted
that said street should not be there
after used for transit facilities com
peting with the lines of said company
on the adjacent streets, viz.. 13th
Btrect and 15th street, which contract
rights it asserts aro Inviolable, sub
ject only to taking with compensation
under the power or eminent domain
Nevertheless, In view of the evidence
presented at the hearing before this
commusion, showing that more than
twice as many clttsens wilt be served
by the high-speed line If operated by
the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Cpm
pany than If Operated by an Inde
pendent company, and or the state
ment by the Director of Cty Transit
that In hi opinion it la preferable to
have them operated by the Philadel
phia Rapid Transit company, and be
lieving that at tno proper time a con
tract for the operation of thste lines
will be offered by the city of Philadel
phia to the Philadelphia Rapid Tran
sit Company which van be accepted
and which will fully and fairly protect
It from a competition whloh it Is asked
to set up against itself, and In order
that publla Improvements duly au
thored by City Council may proceed
-without delay, hereby withdraws any
protest and objection which It may
have entered in respect to the grant
ing of the certificate or certificate of
public convenience prayed for by the
city of Philadelphia,
PHILADELPHIA RAPID TRANSIT
By T. E. MITTEN, President.
Bills Ames Ballard, counel.
$150,000 MISSING FROM
UNITED FRUIT'S FUNDS
Cashier Disappears When Accounts
Are Being Audited,
BOSTON, July .Announcement was
made today that Oeorge 8. Inman, local
cashier of the UnlUd Fruit Company, haa
left town. Report haa It that hi ac
count are hort Jlfv.OOO. No warrant ha
bn Issued for hi arrest and no suit
ha bcn begun to reovr on hi bond,
which I for $10,009.
At the office of the company It l admit
ted that Mr. Inman is no longer an em
ploy and that an expert 1 at work on
115,000,000 OF WAR ORDERS
ANTICIPATED BY CHESTER
Deal tot RlfU and ShelU Scan May
chebthb. la.. July, tt!Aidilal
war orders ggrftimr tajmj or M,
036,000 will U brought to Cheater lit the
near future. If two deals now pending
are eoBsummt4. It 1 Mid by men In
terested In thsee pfJt that proepeete
are bright for An Mrty aleeing of both
4els. Araplovmenl will be given t tbou
MUde ef by two latteries, ofl Of
wtocfa will be the bransh of 1a
IfeMd inakbMi eoneem and IM tSr
a. tw ve fw the (wAHf4ture of hH.
Chlkl Xtia Dflwii by Mtreyei
jrive yMfeld Outve hnil4l. Ht
N.rih 7th street. t to St t.ukt's Has
utol utrw with a frciur4 Hafct
thih , (MV&I.V , freciure or the
i(ull !fJ i'ilt .1 Mm iry-n f
The map shows tho furthermost nilvnnees of tho Russians Into East
Prussia last Auffust nrid Into Onlleja last April, na cotntiflred with
tho precarious positions they how hold In tho face of tha German
sweep Into Poland. Tho success of the Germans In crossing the
Narow Vlepra and the Vistula ended all hopo the Czar'g commanders
had of savlntt Warsaw. Today's advances bring tha Invaders-across
the Cholm-Liiblln Hallway In the south, to tho very western gates
of tho Polish capita , and beyond tho Dug In the north. Tho Russians
now Plan to tX up' positions outside o1 Polish territory behind the
line marked by tho fortresses of Grodno, Kovno nnd Drcst-Lltovsk,
Slav grand headquarters nnd base.
JANE ADDAM8' PEACE
PLAN GIVEN PItESIDENT
Continued frem Poire One
aesslon of Congress immediately to take
charg?' of in! international situation,
armament and PfePr'V'",',frAi4, h.
Tho resolution protests "against tne
executive department, through secretary
Lansing, exercising governmental luno.
lions not vested fn him, by endlns a.
friendly nation an ultimatum," '
A judicial investigation of Lanelns's
PsurPen1s9loftn1lsoddemanded of action , J the
Lusltanla ease pending further settlement
"it "is "demanded that, "the executive
cease the use of the Insignia of suprem
acy,'' meaning, Fowler explained his use
of the term, "tho Government.'
"The Federal Statute make. It a cr m
Inat offense punishable by ftno and Im
prlsonment," aser ts the tentative resolu
tion. "for any port ofncltit to Issue a. man
ifest to any boat carrying1 explosives or
gunpowder. Dudley field Mftton has is
sued such manifests." "
Publication of any defense program, be
fore Congress Is called together, Is de-
PThedexportation of munitions to warring
nations is declared contrary to Interna-
'IUnduslon the resotutlon demands
protection of American shippers' rights to
send food and similar commodities to
GREAT SLAUGHTER MARKS
FINAL FIGHTAT WARSAW
Hlnderbuvg's Onrush United at Sev
eral Points, London Hears.
LONDON, July 31,
Thousands of llve"a are being: sacrificed
beforo Warsaw today In an attempt to
make a German holiday, according to
this evening's dlspateh from Petrograd.
In a. desperate attempt to capture the
Polish capital and celebrate the Annl
versary of the outbreak of th great war
by raisin the Oerman IUb over -Warsaw,
the attacking- armies of Von Hlndenbufg
are being hurled forward In a eerie of
desperate rushea along virtually the en
tire Una of the attempted enveloping
While ePtrograd dispatches say that
Warsaw ha been evacuated so far as the
civil government and civilian population
are concerned, and while all military
stores and heavy artillery have been sent
from the city, the defenders, whoso Im
mediate situation U not precarious, aro
holding the enemy orf and Inflicting" a
According to report from the Russian
General Staff, the repulse of the German
onrush ha nt a number or points been
attended by such heavy slaughter that
Von Hlndenburg- he been forced to mod
Ify hi plan in veral important de
tails, Unleaa Mackenaen, with Lublin
now In his possession, la able to rush
heavy relnforeementa to Von Hlndenburg
during the night there I reason to be
lieve that the Kaiser's hopes of a tri
umphal entry Into Warsaw on August 1
will be denied.
Body Fisherman Caught Identified
The body of a mn causht on a fish
ing line and brought to the surface of tho
flohuylklll River by William Fagan. of
212 North Bith street, haa been Identified
as that or James Entrlcan, year old,
of 2131 Ingersoll street, it blacksmith.
Fagan waa Ashing- In the Schuylkill River
near Glrard avenue When he made his
strange haul. Kugen Quindlen, H12
South SOth street, brother-in-law of Kn
trlcan. Identified the body,
Continued from rage One
Cholm. Bouthsast of Ivangorod lay the
army commanded by General von
Woyrschi south of Lublin were the troops
of Archduke Joseph Ferdinand) to the
east of Archduke Joseph Ferdinand'
army and touth of Oholm were the force
of ritld Marahal von Mknn.
SLAV COMMUNICATIONS CUT,
IS PETROORAD ADMISSION
Large German Forces Alio Advancing
Upon Kovno Fortress.
PSTHOaRAD, July tl
airman troops have foreed orMlng
of the Vistula and Vlepf Rivers. They
are trlkiag at ihe railway linea upon
whUh the uun dtptnd tor their re
treat from th VtituU front.
ALLIES WILL CONTINUE WAR
UNTIL ENEMY 13 CRUSHED
LONDON. July Sl-The tnd of tha fint Vr,ft mr And$ th$
AUUi grimly itimntd to carry oh th fUet Wtf Qtmm mMtartsM
U rtA4. Tkk 6 UHid bit IvUmm '
My mn ?8WAXD QKfY, MHttkFri0 MnUttr
TK UH4 Kim nd ikt ewtw Smptre. together with tMe
gallant AW, Aatf Wr & wr UUrmtoi , $ tkty an 4i to
preimtuU thk wa-1 a, Menul conoluiifn whuk wtUrmOt fat kfraiU
mu enduring pac,4 lwwa on libtrty and not n burdttuome mimaritm.
By Al.EXl SNDRBlEVlTflf fOLIVAHOfF, mh MinUitr Wr
Tkt nMf -.e i.r,jf and rutl ami that u tiu ?Maft kiky ' tad
hr ketvie Aiw t-fct fA i.o---ijtU tf ioet ',- tvmri yt&r
JITNEYS GIVEN UNTIL
MONDAY TO FILE BOND
Continued from l'ao One
haa made all plana to start business &s
a taxloal) company, It was learned. As
Bitch a company It would escape the pro
vision of ths ordinance now being"
fought by the Jitney drivers.
A committee from the Philadelphia Jit
ney Association was expected to meet
the Auto Service men at tho North Broad
street headquarters at 0 o'clock this
morrtlhg, but It was delayed. The Tortd
was to have been filed at noon, but It
waa not until HUB o'clock that the
Philadelphia Association men arrived,
A hurried conference was then held.
The Jltneymen realised that it was ut
terly Impossible for them to go through
all the necessary legal work preliminary
to the nllng of tho bond before noon,
and most of them Wero bady discouraged
Until Winner MftdO hi announcement.
Boy Seriously Injured
Five-year-old OUstiV Schmidt, Of SS01
North 7th street, Is In a. Serious condition
In St, Luke's Hospital today, following
an accident which occurred at 7th and
Cutler streets last night, when the Child
ran jn front of ft motorcycle driven by
Edward P. Woodward, of 3S33 North 7th
The boy Is suffering from a fractured
skull, broken right arm and numerous
o&ntustons. Woodward gave himself up
to the police of tho Lycoming street and
Germantown avenue station for a hearing
before Magistrate Pennock.
Fire, which started In, a, tracery store
at the southeast Corner of Dcrrance and
Carpenter streets, filled a stairway to
the second floor-wlth smoke and forced
Max rudelovltz. his wife and two broth
ers to a window on the rear of the
second floor, from which they Jumped to
the roof of a shed and escaped. Mice
chewing matches caused the fire, police
believe. The loss was estimated at $100.
Unablo to explain why he and another
man administered a severe beating fo
Charles it. Cooper, of 5MJ Woodtock
street, Jack Mills, of Sl2S West Thomp
son street, waa held In (600 ball for &
further hearing by Magistrate drills in
tho 26th and York street police station
this morning, Mill and a. man for whom
the police are searching went to the home
of Mrs. Carolina Vlegel, whero Cooper
boards, and severely beat him, Cooper
said ho did not know why the men should
attack him, and Mills admitted that he
didn't know why ha helped administer
Ois meter thieve are blamed by the
police for a. small fire which occurred
early today In the house occupied by Car
les Goulden, a negro, at 67 Ruby street,
doulden, awakened by the meowing of a
pet cat, carried Mr. Anna, Todd, U, and
hla two children to a' neighbor's house
over the porch roof. Tho police lay that
vandal caused the Are by kicking- a can
dle on a pile of rubbish. Tools dropped
by tho men wero found by the police.
The blase was easily extinguished by &
. Shipbuilders Get Three Orders
The Harlan '&. Hotllngaworth Corpora
tion, of Wilmington, closed contracts to
day with the standard On Company fu
tile construction of two large tank steam
shlpfi tor the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum
Company, Th same company also re
ceived an orqier for a new river steam
boat, similar to the City Of Philadelphia,
tu ply between here and Wilmington en
the Wilson line.
At th same time large German forces
are advancing Upon the Niemen River
fortress of Kovno, whose fall would lay
open to attack the, railway running
from Warsaw to Petrograd,
The suecesse of the enemy on the
Vistula, and en the VUprs have pierced
the Russian front at two point, th War
orflce admitted today, but at the same
time It was atierted that th main Rui
elan armUs had reached petition that
removed them from any danger of an
enveloping movement such a the Austro
German General Staff have apparently
The crossing of th Vistula wa erftettd
At It Junction with the Radomka. River,
northwest of Ivangorod. The airman
fores whieto crossed have been attacked
by Russian forces, who are attempting
to prevent the bridging of the rlvsr tor
the passage of the enemy's main army,
The VKbm wa oreised at Travnlkl
after that twn had beeq taken by the
CROWN POINT flAIkS WITIM00 WAR' AUTOS
With mee than 166 Wrtr automobile boxed and iMhed to & "
British steamship Crown Point ateatned from this port todhy nd r ""
1on. In addition to ths automobiles, tho nteamshlp carried a Jarge quantity 01
Hour, wheat and liihrleatlne; oil.
IlUSfilANS AGAIN RAID TURK COAST SINK 4ft SHIPS
PBTttOGRAD, July 81.-Another Russian raid on Turkish hMlfj J"
Black Sea, wan announced officially today. Russian torpedoboM sheiisa smie,
hear the Bosporus, U miles northeast of Constantinople, nnd ennit a mrgo
collier nnd 47 sailing ship).
SHERIFF KILLED IN FIGHT WITH RUM GANG
OSCEOLA, Ark,, July 81, Bam D. Maulden, Sheriff of Mississippi County,
Ark., was shot and instantly Hilled nnd thres deputies vsre flrlou y wina
today In ft. pilohsd battle between tha offleers and a giuig ot whisky bootiejf.
ssrs on Island 87, in the Mississippi lltver near this city. After the rtfsl round
of flshtlng, durlns whloh 80 sltots wero nrod, tho remaining ofneers retired to
cover. nejnforeemenia imvo been rushed from Joyner, Ark.
COLLIER SINKS AFTER COLLISION WITH LINER
PftOVIDBNOH, R, I July 91. The collier Bxetr collided with tho polonlftl
liner Concord In tho heavy tog early today near Plum Bench, Narra&aneett
Say, nnd sank.
CAMDEN'S POPULATION INCREASES TO 102,3o3
Camden has ti. population of 101,383, an Increase of 7846 over tho omclal
Government figures for 1910, according to the Camden county Board of Free
holders, which is completing tho count of tho 1915 New Jersey Stato Census.
Gloucester has n population of 10.6B4, as against 9402 In 1910: Colllngswood hau
dflOO, as against 4705 in 1910, and lladdonneld 6077, compared with 4043 in 1910,
Tha total population of Camden County in 1910 was i42,0.9. With six town
ships and three boroughs to bo heard from, tho county already shows a total
of 142,808. It is estimated thd missing relurnn will bring the total-for tho
county tip to 188,000 population.
BLACK HAND THREATENS DELMAS, THAW'S FIRST LAWYER
(SANTA MONICA, Cal July 81. Itepresentatlons of black hands, cut
from blaek paper and pasted upon the windows of tho residences of Delphln
M. Detmas, attorney for Harry Thaw in his first trial, and Jlobert
Farquar, a son-in-law of tho late United StateB senator Jones, of Nevada,
and a prominent banker, started tho polleo hero to search for men be!16vea
engaged in a plot against tho man, The black hands waro found on the
PROSPECT OF BEER SHORTAGE WORRIES BEItLlN
BSftLiN, July 31. Prospects of a beer shortage and another increase In
prices aro giving Concern to tho authorities. Tho beor production haa been
toduced to 00 per eont. of tho .former output to cut down tho quantity of barldy
used. At tho same time tho breweries are required to est apart 0 per cent, of
the oia production figure for tho army with the result that Berlin has to
subsist on 40 per cent, of Its one-ttme supply.
KANSAS WINTER WHEAT CROP 115,700,000 BUSHELS
TOPEKA. Kan., July 31. Kansas farmers will harvest 118,700,000 bushels
of winter wheat this year, according to an estimate,' based on conditions July
24, In the report of the Stnte Board of Agriculture Issued last night, f ha
Juno report, based on conditions Juno 19, had estimated tho crop at 138,700,000
bushels. Corn conditions wero estimated at 74.0 per cent,, an increase of 9.0
per cent, over June.
CUNARDER ORDUNA' ARRIVES SAFELY AT LIVERPOOL
Liverpool,, July 31. Tho Cunard liner Orduna arrived today after a
safe passage through the WAr zone.
PLANS TRIP FROM SPAIN TO AMERICA BY DIRIGIBLE
MADRID, July 31. M. SAlne, & noted engineer, announced today that ho
ehortiy would undertake a dirigible trip from Spain to America. His dirigible
la of huge size. eapabl6 of carrying nearly 100 persons. Next Wednesday
salas announced ho would make a trial trip from Barcelona to Madrid.
EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS REGISTERED AT CLEVELAND
CM3V.EIjANB, July 31. Earthquake shocks lasting from 8:83 to 10183
last night wero registered on tho seismograph at fit, Ignatius Coliegs here,
rather Odenbach announced today. Odenhaoh ,-estlmAted the disturbance
probably was somowhera In Japan.
ALLIED NATIONS' LOSSES 5.(530,000. GERMAN ESTIMATES
BERLIN, July 31. Major Ernst Moraht, the military expert of the Berlin
Tagebiatt, estimated, from "absolutely dependable sources," that during tha
year of war the leases killed, wounded, missing, captured of Germany's
enemies werei Russia, 3,000,000; frinco, 2,0OO,00O Great Britain, 800,000)
Italy, 100,0001 Bervta, S0,000i tptal, 6,680,000. Soldiers of above nations under
arms, 13,000,000. Major Moraht does not estimate the Au&tro-Hungarian loss,
ivhlcsh must be enormous.
The latest German official casualty list gives tho total of German losses as
2,600,000 men. Tho forthcoming list will fix tho total of 8,600,000, it is predicted.
As for money, Francs officially announced on Wednesday that the first four,
months of tho war cost her 0,403,000,000 francs ($1,310,000,000), or about
(260,120,000 a month, (8,637,600 a day, 138,670 an hour,
BRITISH PEER CHALLENGES KAISER TO PISTOL DUEL
LONDON, July 31. Lord Northbound, 70 year old, has challenged the
German Emperor to mortal combat while speaking at Dover College, "It would
givo me great pleasure to meet the K&Uer In single combat," ho said. "Pistols
for two and coffee for ono is, 1 believe, tha formula, and I do not doubt that
I should have tho coffee."
VIOLENT ATTACK ON FRENCH CABINET FAILS
PARIS, July 81. 'Words cannot diminish tho oonfldenos of tho country,"
said Alexandre P. Rlbot, the Frenah Minister of Finance, replying to another
violent attack made by Deputy Leon Accambray in the Chamber of Deputies.
Calling tho Deputy's phllllppio "lecturing of the Chamber," the aged Finance
Minister replied to the charge that the present Government had emasculated
tho country by saylngi "Never has tha country been moro vlrllel The Gov
ernment does its duty, as tho Chamber also can! The country will judge ual
At this hour should alone bo reiterated the. steadfast purpose Of the nation
to do its whole duty to obtain victory!"
An attempted effort made by Deputies Accambray and Emmanuel Broutse
to stampede tho Chamber and give them an opportunity to Inject politics Into
tho military affairs of tho country fell flat. The Direct Taxation bill which waa
under dlicusslon was passed by 490 to l.
BRITISH WEEKLY URGES PURCHASE OF U. S. COTTON CROP
LONDON, July 31. Whatever actldn tho British Government takes with
regard to cotton whether it merely be kept out of Germany or declared con
trabandthe Spectator expresses the opinion today that the Bouthrn cotton
growers should bo recompensed.
"Tho pressure," this newspaper goes on to say, "which tho enormous oot
ton Industry ot tha Democratto South can bring to hear on & Democratic Presi
dent la indeed the crux of tho situation. It may be tho British Government
will find that a scheme of compensating American cotton growers by buying
a proportion of their crop above tho British normal purchases, is feasible."
MORGAN RETURNS FROM CRUISE FULLY RECOVERED
aLEN COVE, H. Y., July 81. J. Pierpont Morgan returned to his East
Island estate, near here, last night after a cruise on his yacht Corsair. Mr,
Morgan, about a- week following the attempt to assassinate him by profusor
Musnter, left on ths Corsair for a cruise up and down the At,lantlo coast, It
wa eatd at the Morgan etate, after tha nnanoierfs return, that ho had fully
resovered from his wounds. He will probably go to his Now York office early
next wetk, He has planned te go to New London on tha Corailr on August
9 td join th New York Yacht Club fleet on its three weeks' orui,
TWO MORE SPIES SHOT IN TOWER OF LONDON
LONDON, July 11. Is offleiaiiy announaed that two spies, subject of
Holland, who were nviUd at Wetmlnter Gulidbau on July 17 of dnviylag
information Jbut th flet to the enemy, were shot at ths Tower thU motn
lag, On of th men ofMed hi ev'" immediately after hi oonviatien.
F-4 PROBABLY WILL BE RAISBD WITHIN TWO WEK8
WAjURiat0tft Wy 8L The Navy Department today &nnuned that tb
(WbmhtHe F, whleli wwt to the bottom art Jletwlulu turfetr Mar Si, with
11 oJfttere and mts, pJblr would b raise wltWn. two wtetct.
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M AMERICANS BAIL ON LINIR PHILADELPHIA
NUiW touts., Jiy St. Thr were to American among the yiin$rv
who fcUUtt a yie Amertano liur iUtfk-l..ri:.k today for- I-ivtrjOol. ftht ar
rled M cks of msti n6 tm tin of eral cergo pt. Jala g, 9nt
ITALIANS HOLD SEVEN-'
MILE GAIN IN SPITE OF
FOE'S FRESH TROOPS
... . M-i
Austrians Hurl 170,000 Men
at Invader's Lines Beforo
Gorizia' Lose 12,000,
Says Dispatch From
Rome Iteprjrts Further Progress!
on carflo Plateau to south of
Ifeonzo Stronghold gmall;
Advances Made fn Tyrol and
ttOME. July JL S
filnce July 17 the Italians on the Isonzo f
advanced seven miles, and on the other ,
fronts, totaling about 120 miles, thsy have '
made an average advance ot ten miles, t
Austrian relnforcOfnents havo arrived In i
the last two days. They comprise two
divisions at Plava, onO ftt Podgora, half
a division At Doberdo, one at ths con
fluence of the isonxo and the IdrU, ana
Ort east Of -Monfalcone. '
A telegraphic dispatch from Lalbach
"The Austrlans attacked the Itallani
at uoruia wun iiv,wv man, uiutiiuinff m,
oM llnVArlAi-ift. on th nltiht Of Julv U.
with disastrous results. The Auauluv
"On the following day a flsree Aui
trian attacx on tno cargo piatcau aim
was refHilaeii. .;
"The- Italians hold all tho positions thty,j
nave captured in tiie msi is days, tt-i
cept the advanced trenches before Gorilla
which have bsn ovacuated," s,-
The following official report was givtn
out hero last night,
"On tha Trcntlno front small, favorabU
engagements wero fought n&r I'wsdiltiJ
and Marco, In the Adigo Valley. In C
dore on tho evenlnn and during the nlthl
of July 7 the enemy attacked with m
farttrv and mitrailleuses our Travs
hanaes position. The attack was Ml
pulsed with losses to tho enemy,
"On July 23 another attack was made
against Our positions at Costa Bella Ins
tno faatt l'eiiecrnno vatisy, it was rov
puieea Willi losses a uib enemy,
took BflMo crlsoners.
"in the Feita- Valley our troops oc
cupied ths ridge toward Llbltz.
"Oh the carso plateau yestei-day ths
etiny vainly endeavored to citeCK our
further trenches. On tho night ot Jul.
zj me enemy aiiemiueu iu aet i.re w
the Capucclo forest, where we art
Yesterday, although there were no e';,1
gagemnts, we made 120 prisoners, ln; J
eluding four offliers, rifles and nmmunl. J
EVACUATION OP WAIISAW
BEGAN 2 WEEKS AOO, 11EP0IITJ1
350,000 Civilians Sold to Havo fled,'
City With Bdlongln&fi.
CHICAGO, July Si. J
The Dnlly Hews prints the following .
from Dascett Oleby, Its oorrestiondlng .
With the tluSslan army, dated Stockholm,
July 53 1
"After obtaining at the ng-htlna front , 1
auinenuo news oi me mimary pi "" -balng
"carried out in ana around Warsaw, 4
1 have hurried to Stockholm, as permlS- ti
sion to canto tha new was denied by the 1!
censor In Warsaw ana retrograo, m
"Fdr omo days the ltusslans have town fl
nanting a tenacious roarguara acuun
about Warsaw while the evacuation otfl
that otty was in prbgreSs. The General a
fltaff is pewuaded that tha Warsaw trLfl
angle is no longer Unable, although the fi
Oirmann ro battllnb with a great deai-i.
less determination than uey did during-
the-long advanco from Ijemberg.
"Warsaw I ls6iated from all but mU
tary communication, A wsex ago toaara
a train arrived In Moscow Carrying lnj-3
British, French, Doigian and Servian f
Consuls and the consular archives. Ths ,
, , .- 1 vr.i.i ...... J. Mh.m d. "
American vjoneui, nenidimu uu nutu, ,c- ,
mained m Warsaw, having laid in a bllw
steak of provisions, wun tne intention 01
sticking to his post. L ,
"On tha train were also the British A
Anglican Chaplain and the last rahihartl .1
Of the imtian coiony, some riaing on
oattlG trucks. The refugees Included
most of the high ofllclals Of the law
courts, with their archives and 8O.0O0.0al
rubles (HS,000,000j ot court funds,
"Tn Journey from Warsaw to Jrtoicow
Occupied three days, ns it was SroUnd
by way of nialystok and Vllns, because
Ihe direct route by way of Brest was
Choked with tffiort trains.
"Thursday evening, July 15, the Russian
authorities announced In the newspapers
that the city's ontoial evacuation would
begin on the following Sunday, A a mat. -,
ter of fact, it began immediately. The -.
police vtslUd .every house and told the -'stoosh,'
or porter, to try to Induce the :
Inhabitants In HIS BUIIfling to leave
once for ttutsla (a dUtlngulshed from
"ttolllng stoak, consisting mainly ot
empty freight car, was quietly aeeuniu
lated on the tiding for a week, until
thouahds of care were available. Dunn
Friday, Saturday and Sunday trains of
refugee were dispatched eastward, tha
cars being occupied by fleeing men.
women and children a closely packed as
"while JS0.0O0 citlsns, including nearly
ailnftril. ntuvlv tnnthtt HWl.OOO 6tS
peasants caw trooping into tne PoliiS 4
metropolis from the neighboring districts.
VIHually the entire population of the
AUtt9V f,AM ihA nntlYl lirilltH i
came In ct&seUsa procession cay ma
"",, ,... ...W ,.H. .., -... "- .
nleht. the tlrsd nsasent families, with ?
their cattle and portable goods, thron.
ing tne rpaa converging on warsaw
tha city Itself literally ten of thousands
of home were- broken up Jnitantiy. 1
Know of four cases or men worm nir
thn $1,000,000 last month who are paw
"Simultaneously with the evacuation,
all property likely to be useful to in
enmy. psiaiiy mtal and maehlrttfri
wra feverishly stripped and free tiani
portation was granted to tne owner.
th plant for what they could sav oar
and night one heard the periodical tit u
4 dynamite faetery that was imbedded
eoueret or was too oumbrom to an
'"The newsaasers of Wartaw made ihelr
last appearand with the issues an
Heunelrlg th evsauation Then the line
tyfe maehine wr rpotid up from t
&ar and Wfled away Police and i
mm vlllted every printing estabiisnmen
anA every nwftof Oftlce. taking '
fents of type an4 dismantling the prfl
Unti a. fan nt Annatr rtlllflai was IWl
to tl iBity. All atoclte of coppei in Pif
(SaWri 94 Plumbing shops. opM
used far houMaeld ware oppr o. trr
Bind. whrevr faund-waa removed
"0 wejre th gtpeka of iron mongers,
hwpitnl euppltea nnd ofllieii hii AU
the church bells, erchisea ui
Urej), Mtud4e4 rUttAlUiu- ijnpleaisnu,
wn4k, veetmsnu and 'cone aie n . M
lag eerrled over tho Vistsla 'i Ar
"Alt the .rp si u.. li in .
iUuxi) whtu no truvij i .--j -
m aamtr ihm fcjia.igj j ' -
yW,Ww Tfltuatr tam ( , B. wb6 , m
rii to toe frouttd no i . ' - ',
M s- - " i5,