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T vw-- , PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11. 1915. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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WILL BE ACCEPTED
Washington Reply to
Berlin on Cable.
TREATY. NOT TO BE WAIVED
Necessity for Arbitration at
The Hague Obviated.
AUSTRIA ALSO ANSWERED
Position Maintained That Kefiil
to Sell Monitions to Those in
Porltlon to Obtain Them
Is Xot Neutrality.
WASHINGTON. Aug. It. The Amer
icas reply to the last German not re
garding the sinking of the American
hip William P. Frye wu cabled to
Berlin tonight and probably will bo
given oat for publication Saturday.
While the original position of the
Etata Department that the Prusslan
Amerlcan treaty of lSJs wa violated
by the destruction of the vessel la re
affirmed. It l understood that the
L'nlted States no agrees to accept
payment for the Fry under th -on-dltlon
aureted In the last German
note, obviating an appeal to arbitra
tion at The Hague.
Treaty 111 htm Set Waived.
Cirmur atloulatea that payment
hall not Involve admission of a treaty
violation: the American note la said
violation; th. American note aia
to .UpuUte that n. treaty right, are
to .Upulat. that no treaty right, are
waived by acceptance. The amount to
t old will be fixed by two commis
Ions, one appointed by each governe
The C.rman o.Ulon. u mi im. .n
the last note, la tnai payment
d.mnity for ship, destroyed Is all that
the treaty contemplates. The unitea
State, contends that any America I
hip. even If laden with contraband. Is
Arnrwiul from destruction by artlcl
II of the treaty, although It la not
contended that a contraband "cargo
would be so protected.
tnim View Rejeefed.
Germany has held that aince the
inking of ships Is not specifically pro
hibited In the treaty, principles or In
ternational law must govern each case,
the treaty being satisfied by payment.
The new American note la understood
to reject this view.
A German prise court ln July held
the Berlin government liable under
treaty for payment for the Frye. The
amount waa not fixed, as the United
Statea had entered no specific claim for
AtSTIU.VS VIEWS REJECTED
TTnited Stair ltepudlates Idea It
Has Violated Xentralily.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 10. The United
Statea Government today dispatched to
Vienna a reply rejecting the Austro
'Hnngarian views recently set forth In
a note contending that the great scale
on which war munitions are being ex
rta from America to enemies of the
Uermanlc allies "Is not in consonance
with th. definition of neutrality.
Th. note was cabled to Ambassador
Prnrield. ho probably will present It
to the Vienna Foreign Uliic. i nunu.j.
It may be made public later by agree
ment between the two governments.
Thmirh framed In diplomatic lan
guage and entirely friendly In tone, the
reply Is understood to repudiate flatly
the suggestion that tha United States
v.. rt.rmitted violations of neutrality
.wi to uDhold flrmlT the right of Amer
ican exporters to send war auppliea to
belligerents able to purchase ana re
..i.. .h.n. The United States always
baa hold that thta Is an unquestioned
right under International law ana niga
officials have pointed out that to pre
vent auch shipments to one country
because another was not In a position
..u. them would In Itself be a
violation of neutrality. Precedenta also
hare been recalled where. In previous
wars. Germany and Austria Imported
. . ..Ln.lV.IV
. The Austro-Hungarian note, handed
to Ambassador Fenfleld on June
w.. a. tsna-thv document setting forth
the views of that government and aug
gestlng that the United Statea might
redress the state of things complained
of by Informing the enemies or Austria
u...r. that the supplying of food
.i,.rr. end war material to them would
v. a-a nnleaa lecltlmate trade In
these artlclea between Americana and
neutral countries was permitted.
anrdins- to Berlin dispatches, this
complaint was sent after a conference
between the Austro-Hungarian ana
rurtini Offices. Similar notes.
It waa said, soon would be sent to the
United Statea by Germany and xursey
GAS DISPELLER SIMPLE
Maxim Credited With Making Device
to Protect Soldiers.
PARIS. Aug. 10. Hiram Maxim Is
credited by the London eorreapondent
of the P.tlt Parisian) with having ln-
. simcla and Inexpensive con
trivance to protect aoldlera from th
eut . - -
-m ilMdIV rutl IIDDIOTN IB
This device U designed to cause the
gaoee to rise and pass over me neaas
Aged Miser Who Charged Medldne
on Plea or Poverty Discovered la
Barred Cabin Xear Toledo.
TOLEDO. Or.. August 10. (Special.)
Face downward In a heap between
pieces of his cruda homemade furni
ture, the body of Torgea O. Svendsen.
aged Ts. a Norwegian miser, waa found
In his lonely bouse on Olalla Slough at
S o'clock today by Junder Olson, a
Dr. R. D. Burgess. County Physician,
and Sheriff Geer found tha bouse
locked and barred and tha windows
nailed with heavy spikes, making It
necessary to break In a door.
In tha bottom of Svendsen's trunk
were two tobacco sacks containing
$1000 In gold, on his person was a $20
gold place and some small change. He
had ordered II worth of cough medi
cine charged at a Toledo drug store
last Saturday, aaying ha bad no money
with which to pay for It.
Hla estate Includes property worth
more than $1000 and he haa been
known to have lent some money. It Is
said he also haa property In Oregon
City and In Salem. Hla friends esti
mate' hla wealth at $15,000.
Little Is known of Svendsen here ex
cept that ho came from Gudbrausdalen.
Norway; that he lived for a long time
at Boring. Or, and that he haa a sister,
Mrs. Walker, whoso husband ia said
to own a lumber yard at Clear Lake,
8 D. Efforts are being made to reach
WOOD USED IN EXPLOSIVE
German Chemist Perfects Substitute
for Cotton Formerly Essential.
rrwrw-iv A n- 10. Detail of a new
procesa developed by German cbemlsu
for the utilisation of wood pulp as a
aubstltuta for cotton In the manufac
ture r xDloslves are given by the
whlch lh .ub.tituto
"" used .uccfully at
bti wd .uccfully at
. ! ' ' , Mannhelm.
Th. .m( difficulty In using; wood
I pulp, according to the Chronicle, was
I.K. ..-.i.itT of removing all Impurl
- - - Md OJ,yctUulo. Th.
. ... t- th. same
I'JtllLrl at vl WooS
la ground, cookei changed Into liquid
m asvarnllW fIaafliaan ifc w IIlfaT
form, then carefully cleansed by the
new " process and rolled Into sheets.
t-i i i. mAt for the orocess of
nitrification, which onverte It Into a
high explosive. '
The timber used la cnieny asu, P'"
and birch. For some purposes, says the
Chronicles Informant, the new explo
sive Is even more effective than that
made with cotton.
ESTATE GIVENT0 SCHOOLS
Small Share Willed by J. R. Llnd-
gren to Widow and Daughter.
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CHICAGO. Aug. 10.-Th. bulk of the
ntniioo aetata left by John R. Llnd-
t Atn nno astata left by John R. Llnd
"PAUPER S LSI Alt
VALUED AT $15,000
T. O. SVEXDSEX FOCXD DEAD IX
CABIX HAD $I0C0 IX GOLD.
gren. Iste vice-president of the ' State A large proportion of the reglstra- yef. wnn Rcre ThreBhlng is In
Bank of Chicago, will go to religious Uo). yesteriay were still from lyho. """e and farmers report wheat go
and educational Institutions, according Ea,tern Oregon and Washington, the ng rauch as 30 bushels to the acre
to his will, which waa approved In 0reson merchants who are nearer an(j oats as much as 60 bushels. The
1 tdv. m.klna- th.lr an. average yield Is a little les
Among the beneficiaries are North-
western University. Evanston. Ill, the
in..!.... Cw.atv and tha
uermau ...w w -- -
Chicago Home Missionary and Church
The widow, who renounced her dower
ritrhta. and a daughter receive an
nuities of $15,000 and $3000 respectively
and certain specific bequests.
WAY TO ALTAR IS ROCKY
Youth Forgets Parental Consent and
Bride, but Finally' Weds.
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Aug. 10.
fSnarial.) Carl J. Edward, of Wal-
lula. yeaterday married Misa Margaret
Larou. of Colfax, after several railroad
trips and overcoming many obataclea.
He came In Saturday lor the license
nd found he must return home to ob
tain hla mother's consent, aa he ia a
minor. When he appeared with her
consent he learned that the presence
of tha bride waa necessary. He caught
the train for Colfax and returned yes
terdav with the girl. When they ar
rived before the minister a defect waa
found In the license, which caused an
other trip to the Auditor's office.
POLISH NOBLES RETURNING
Austrian Press Confident Russians
Never Will Regain Coantrj.
AMSTERDAM, via London. Aug. 10.
A Vienna dispatch to the Handelsblad
..... n.r.11 d'Andrlan-Werberr. former
Austro-Hungarian Consul-Ueneral at
Warsaw, will return soon to tnat city,
nd manv other Austrian noblemen of
Polish descent Intend to take up tbelr
residence In the Polish capital.
Tha Austrian Dress la unanlmoua In
expressing the belief that Russia never I
again will regain poaaession of Polana.
SAND POINT HAS BIG FIRE
Match Block Works Loss Is Placed
SAND POINT. Idaho. Aug. 10. The
Idaho Match Block works, near here,
todar auatalned a lose by fire amount-
Iner to-$70,000. The plant,, waa not!
damaged, the loss neing connnea n
3.100.040 feet of selected white pine. A I
rhinri In tha direction of the wind!
saved LOOO.OOO feet in another yard!
from being burned. The pine, wnicai
la need for match sticks. Is valued at I
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BUYERS GOME WITH
DOUBLE 1914 -RUSH
Even Rival Cities Ex
BIGGEST DAY HELD STILL DUE
Second Night's Mark Is Two
Thirds Total Year Ago. .
STORES ATTRACT VISITORS
Idalio. Eastern Oregon and Wash
ington Continue to Send Many,
bat Those From Xenrby Cities
Are Expected Later.
iENTERTAIXMEVT FOR BUVERS
WEEK GUESTS TODAY."
t 12 o'clock Luncheon under
I auspices of the Ad Club at the
t Portland Hotel. A. G. Clark pre-
t aiding. Two-mlhute talks by vls-
t Itlng merchsnts and address on
"Price Cutting" by C C Chap
7:30 P. M. Theater parties at
Empress and Fantagea for visit
8 P. M. Theater parties
It was only the second dsy of the
Third Annual Buyers' Week yester
dsy and- the registration of visiting
buyers was nearly two-thirds of the
total registration of the entire week
last year. On this basis the secretaries
at the registration office in the Cham
ber of Commerce are predicting an at
tendance of more than twice the num
ber that participated In the events of
the week of 1014.
Even rival cities express their ad
miration of the success with which the
Portland Buyers' Week Is beginning.
S. W. Hutchcraft. of 'he Thompson
Furniture Company, of Seattle, who
reglsteredv for the Portland Buyers'
Week yesterday, said significantly:
"We will have to go some up north
"We will nave to go some up ntnu o a voice in um .,. - -if
we are to equal what you are do- received fair treatment by the Kovern
ii e r . . . .tatement issued by Mrs.
ins; here, when we hold our Buyers-
Week In Seattle."
The second day of registration, like
the first, ran tar in iuvbc i
records of previous years. It Is -ex-1
. - J .1... .rn mrA will continue
ueciw " -
to come in until at least ThuraJay
In large numbers, with prooaDiy me
heaviest single day registration today.
Qa Frlday ad Saturday the reglstra-
.,. ,,ii. scattering.
n ir numbers, with probably the
iina are usually scattering.
Portland usually not making their ap-
pearanca unti about the middle of the
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Concluded on Pase ia. Column -
1 J&Jw, Wa? .sljri!g.
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
... .inim.im dezrees.
TODAyS-Fslr; winds mostly westerly.
British. In tremendous effort, regain ground
i TJ 1 uli m - Pi,. 1
Carolyn Wilson whites of thousands ot home
less ones in rrancc -6 -S
Irons Russian fortress of Lomxa falls.
Allies nake new landings snd gain fresh
grouna in ua'iipuii.
Pan -American conference seeks peace In
Mexico without Intervention. Fage 1.
'. National. ...
United States to accept payment for Frye
under conditions suggested by Germsny.
Esstern oysters successfully bred in WUlapa
haroor waters. . Page 3.
Pacific Coast League results: - Vernon 8.
Portland 4; San Frsnclsco 3. Salt Lake
O; Los Angeles 8. Oakland 7. Page 10.
McCredle says Beavers are not ret out ot
pennant race. Page 10.
Chester Fee wins third place In all-around
athletic championships. Psge 11.
Senator Burton refuses to speak at Spokane
un programme with manufacturers' heads.
Trade commission hears charges ot Canadian
discrimination. Psge 6
D W Campbell predicts Wlllamette-Psclflc
will be In Coos Bay May L. Psge li
Aged" miser. -found dead, leaves I1S.OO0 es-
tste. . Psge 1.
Highway Commission tells Mr. Lewis to
keep hand. oft. Psge 3.
Commercial and , Marine.
Last of season's bag importations nesr at
hand. Page 15.
Kansas storms cause rally In wheat at Chi
cago. Psge IS.
Broad and active demand for high-grade
railway stocks. Page IS.
Captain of prlsooshlp Success hints that
craft may be so:d and Portland become
home port. Psge 12.
Portland aad Vicinity.
When Princess of Inland Empire" Invades
Portland pit Psge S.
More buyers register. Psge 12. .
Colonel Jackson hurt by auto. Page 7.
Automobile procession to sea will dedicate
Columbia River Highway tomorrow. Page
Tlews of movie men ot, censorship are given.
Ruh"of buyers to city expected to bring
total for week double that of last year.
C. 8. Ruisell. municipal expert, tells Mr.
Benson about succe
plan. Page 18
Weather report, data and forecast. Pass ia.
VICTORY WON BY WOMEN
Illinois Suffragists Are Jubilant
Over Equal' Pay. Ruling.
CHICAGO. Aug. 10. Equal suffra
gists were Jubilant today, according to
Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout, president of
the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association,
over the action of the- State Board of
Administration, which yesterday de
creed that women employed in state in
stltutlona shall receive the same pay
aa men where they do Ihe same work.
"Illinois women csn vote, and stu
dents of political economy . know that
no class of persons In history deprived
Ill C 1' I. J
WHEAT. YIELD IS BETTER
prmers About Cottage Grove Re-
port SO Bushels to Acre.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or, Aug
(SpeclaU-Grain In thla
showing a much better ieia man is v
year, when some went as low as nine
lv!Vott ,h h M outfit has been
fng for iome time. The first
smutty wheat encountered was on the
. L i ihr.ahnH Alln
I Knot piace. wmt
GREATEST CROP DELUGE IN HISTORY.
FRIENDLY PEACE IN
Final Conference Is
"SUPREME APPEAL" PREPARED
Avoidance of Armed Interven-
- tion Most Desired.
DETAILS ARE CONSIDERED
Recognition of Element Agreed On
to Be Followed by Action,
New Financing and Em
bargo on Arms to Foes.
NEW YORK, Aug. 10. With the re
assembling here tomorrow of the Am
bassadors and Ministers of six South
and Central American governments and
the Secretary of State of the United
States, a definite Inter-American effort
will be put into operation to re-eetab-
lish peace in Mexico by friendly means
and to restore the revolution-torn
country to its accustomed place in the
American family of nations. -
The conference will be concerned
with final details of the first step in
a plan, the Important features of which
were unanimously- agreed on last week
by the Ambassadors from Brazil, Chile
and Argentina and the Ministers from"
Bolivia. Guatemala and Uruguay and
"Supreme Appeal" Prepared.
First and foremost the plan contem
plates a supreme appeal to the con
sciences of the Mexican leaders of all
factions and political groups. It has
been prepared and. after minor changes
in phraseology are discussed tomor
row, probably will be dlspatcMed Im
mediately, a reasonable time a few
weeks being allowed tor answers to
The appeal will be brief, politely
phrased and transmitted- in. Spanish as
originally written by one of the dip
lomats. It will show clearly that the
several governments whose Ambassa
dors and Ministers, along with the Sec
retary of State, have signed it. have
no purpose to Interfere in tne strictly
lO purpose w un.wn.w
r Morlcn tn Imnalr
her sovereignty or to show preference
for one leader as against another.
Convention Strongly Advised.
It will be an eloquent petition that
the Mexican leaders participate in or
nH daioc-ates to a convention or con
ference to be held on neutral ground
In Mexico, for the purpose of creatine
proV8ional government that can be
aceorded moral support and formal rec-
c"" t. ......
.o.iinn bv all the American states
No threat or intimation of what will
bej the course of the several American
countries. Is given if the suggestions
mrm declined all consideration be
ig for the time subordinated to the
prlmary purpose, the final appeal to the
atrlotism 0f all Mexicans to redeem
. ., ,,-,. n p.ira :i. Column l.
Tuesdays War Moves
THE beginning of new and greater
efforts to force the Dardanelles
and thus bring succor to the Rus
sians, who are still being hard
pressed . by the Austro-Germans in
Eastern Poland and the Baltic prov
inces, and at the sa- 'me to inriuenc
th. Ttnllran eta.
er with a Zep-
"nelln raid o -
"pelin raid o- Jt of England
in whi" c x& were killed and
14 r.i are the features of
go some time the news from the
danelles from the British stand
point has been more cheerful. While
no details of the operations there have
hon cFuon nut th. nuhllc haa been al
lowed to learn that the hope for a
successful issue In the fighting on tne
Turkish peninsula was brighter.
At Arl Burnu the Turks admit that
tha landing- was successfully carried
out. but they say they dispersed the
troops which came ashore near Ji.ara-
chall. It Is believed in military cir
cles in London that the landing at
Karnnhall was onlv a feint to disguise
the real Intention of the allies, al
though It Is said that the putting
ashore of a strong force at this point
might result In their working around
and cutting the Turkish main line of
communications with the Galllpoll
Peninsula above the Bulair line across
the neck of the peninsula.
The forcing of the Dardanelles is
rnalizod hv the military critics of the
allies to be of the greatest importance.
for the assert that It is tne only way
that the allta can render immediate
aid to Russia and repay her for the
great sacrifices she has made for the
common cause. In addition, it is be
lieved by the military observers that a
success here would bring the Balkan
states definitely over to the side of the
quadruple entente powers in the war.
Italy is understood to be prepared to
lend a hand In the Dardanelles opera
tions'. The renewed attempt against the
Turkish positions, which apparently Is
In full swing, seems to be a concerted
one. Attacks are being made at the
tip of the peninsula, along the Krithia
road, where a gain of 200 yards on a
front of 300 yards has been made, and
at Sari Balr, where an Important crest
haa h.in attained, according? to General
Sir Ian Hamilton, commander-in-chief
of the British forces.
"Elsewhere." General Hamilton's re
port continues, "a fresh landing has
been successfully effected and consid
erable progress made." This landing
evidently was a surprise to the Turks,
aa 630 rjrlsoners. a number of. guns
and a quantity of material are declared
to have been taken by the British
forces. A Turkish official report sup
plies the localities of two landings. Ac
cording to this, forces were put ashore
in the environs of Karachali. a town
on the road which skirts the north
shore of the Gulf of Saros. opposite
the neck of the Galllpoll Peninsula.
I 1 1 hnnsrh it is not shown on available
nnrt tu,r Art Knrnli 1'nia Atfr n Br..
I maps, is believed to be at the foot of
Sari Bfir. just north of wher Aus
tralians are holding a strong position.
Tn tholr latest aerial raid over the
English coast, which occurred Mon
dav nisrht and vesterdav morning, the
Germans lost one of the Zeppelin air
ships which took part in it. it was
attacked by gunfire while on its re
turn home after having dropped
bombs, and was so seriously damaged
that it fell into the sea ana was towed
in to Ostend, Belgium, where allied
airmen attacked and destroyed It. It
Is believed that four or five airships
took part in the raid.
The Austro-Germans are slowly clos
ir.tr in nn ttiA fwirttons of the Russian
nrmlea which remain on the Polish sa.
lient. Their wide, outflanking movement
in the northern part of the Baltic prov
inces has been brought to a standstill,
hut further south they are approach
ing the forts of Kovno and the Rus
sians are reported to be evacuating
Vlinn- which lies directly east of
Vmfnn on the main railway line. The
rsArmnna alan have cantured the fort
ress of Lomza, and southeast of this
olace are approaching the river Bug,
while other forces of them have
reached from its mouth to a point
south of Ostrov. These points are
not far from the main railway line.
which is the German objective.
The armies of the Teutons wnicn
are advancing east of Warsaw and
fhnaa which have crossed the Vistula
at Ivangorod and Field Marshal Mack-
ensen's forces are now joining hands
and making another effort to catch
and destrov the Russian armies. The
RnBians. however, are Denevea in
military circles here to be fairly safe
rn the ' western front the British
made a drive near Hooge, Belgium, and
regained the ground they lost on ac
count of cas attacks some time ago.
This attack was the most Important
offensive in the west for several weeks
and was prepared for by a vigorous
artillerv bombardment. Part of the
ff.n.inli nowlv won was found unten
able, however, and was abandoned
The British torpedo-boat destroyer
Lynx has struck a mine in tne JNorm
end sunk. Four officers and 22
men were saved. Vessels of this class
..n.iiv enrrv a crew of about 100
The British auxiliary cruiser India, of
7900 tons,, has been torpedoed off the
Swedish coast Eighty memDers ot tne
crew were saved.
OIL SHIP JS RELEASED
Llama Said to Be Free, but Xo Men
tion Is Made of Cargo.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. The Amer
ican steamer Llama, one or two Diana
ji nit hlDS taken by German sub
...riiiM to Swlnemunde. was released
August 6, according to a dispatch to
the State Department today irom Am
bassador Gerard at Berlin.
Tk. rnnnt eh does not say whether
the Llama's cargo of petroleum was
detained arid makes no mention of
the eteamsr. Wlco, taken wltu jjer.
GROUND IN BELGIUM
Gain Made on Front of
ARTILLERY PREPARES WAY
Trenches Lost by Gas Attacks
All Won Back.
250 PRISONERS ARE TAKEN
Hooge Covered With Shells All Day
as Artillery or Both Sides Con
tinues Duel Offensive Most
Important In Weeks.
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN
FRANCE, Aug. 9, via London, Aug. 10.
By an attack on Hooge today the
British not only recovered all the
trenches which they lost before the
flaming German gas attacks on August
but gained more, taking a front of
1000 yards. Altogether this has been
the most Important offensive action in
The British guns preceded it by shell
ing the German positions on a part of
the line in the Yser Canal region, north
of Ypres, yesterday, to which the Ger
mans replied in kind. Including the
heaviest shelling received by the ruins
of Ypres for two months.
British Guns Vnlooae Thunder.
At 2:30 o'clock this morning British
guns unioosea ineir inunuer uu mo
German trenches at Hooge In front of
Ypres. For two hours this continuous
roar was kept up before, at dawn, the
British infantry rushed the German
trenches at Hooge.
British officers said the resistance
was surprisingly light and eirtier the
artillery preparation was most success
ful or the German line must have been
All through the day the artiuery ot
both sides continued covering the re
gion of Hooge with shells, which were
visible over the flat country to the As
sociated Press correspondent, while the
British were busy consolidating their
gains and preparing against any
ISO Germans Captured.
The British took 150 prisoners and '
two machine guns.
The gain is admitted in the report
issued today by the German headquar
ters staff, which says:
"East of Ypres strong British forces
succeeded in taking possession of the
western part of Hooge.
"Mine explosions in the neighborhood
of the hamlet of Beausejour in the
Champagne were without result.
"On the border of Hars forest, west
of Verdun, a French observation bal
loon was shot down. Between Bellln-
gen and Rheinweiler, a French aero
plane was forced to land by the fire of
our anti-air craft.
French Lose Foer Aeroplanes.
The Paris War Office in Its report to
night tells of the loss of four aero
planes. It says:
"Four of the aeroplanes which took
part In the bombardment of Saar
bruecken failed to come back to our
lines. One of them Is said to have
landed In Switzerland, near Fayerne. In
the district of Vaud."
The earlier French report today says
that the Germans attempted vainly last
night a gas attack In the Artois district.
It also aays:
"In the forest of Le Pretre the enemy
after a violent bombardment attacked
at about 8 o'clock yesterday evening our
trenches In the vicinity of La Croix-des-
Carnes, but they were checked by a cur
tain of Are, from the French troops.
During the night a further attack, ac
companied by a bombardment of shells
containing asphyxiating gases, also was
checked by our artillery."
PART OF GROT-TXT ABANDONED
Artillery Makes Trenches Untenable
by Other Side.
LONDON, Aug. 10. The British to
day found if impossible to hold part of
the ground won yesterday, but con
solidated their positions in Hooge.
Belgium. The report of Field Marshal
Sir John French received here tonight
and dated today says:
"Northwest of Hooge and in the
ruins of the village Itself we have con
solidated the ground gained yesterday,
repulsing one weak infantry attack
during the night. Yesterday afternoon
there was nd Infantry . fighting, but
there was a violent artillery engage
ment, as a result of which all the
trenches in the opening ground south
of Hooge became untenable by either
side, and we have now slightly with
drawn the position of our line which
lay south of the village.
"This makes no material difference
to our position.
"The total number of prisoners cap
tured by us yesterday was 150."
WORK ON F-4 IS RESUMED
Preliminaries to Raising Submarine
Are Begun Again.
HONOLULU. T. H., Aug. 10. The pre
liminary work of raising F-4, the
United States submarine which went to
the bottom March 26 with a crew of
21 men. has begun. '
The salvors have succeedcn passing
a four-Inch lino under the. derelict's
hulL . ' , ;
of the men against wno mw
20 a laouaaad UaVt .
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