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VOL. LW-NO. 17.08S. " m-ukiuaxv, mw..
MELTS IH FLAMES
Shells Make Furnace
of Novo Georgievsk.
UTTER SCATTERED F03 MILES
Fleeing Soldiers Drop Arms in
Wild Rush for Safety.
WOUNDED ARE MENACED
rhaJ prisoner bland
Aroand lswarvj-d and Many
or Oar's Men Actaally
t J'wE (riiONXtU. BENNETT.
rrWt "tV r t. ! TrtM
NOV UKOIHIIEV8K. Russia. Aug.
M. nidnlfM.-Pr courl.r to Waraaw
and by miliary telegraph lo Brltn.
Th fortr.s ef Novo Gorslvsk la a
lnlni furna.-. Th baml.t aroand
in. f..rt r b.ud-d wit Hv coal,
and th barra.h. char-. bkhou
and armory building. strtchd along
tn h.i-n ! ft above th watra
of in. Nar.w and th. Vistula, ar. la
Th. Nr. ha ra. had th. munitlo
chamber and Ih. lor. which in.
Il'iaaian coul.l n.tther nor de
stroy ar. vpluiin.t In caIee ol
I... Hull'la ar. throw I feet
trora th window by the explosion
an4 mm swishing and pattering 4oo
imiit th tr by th. riverside Ilk a
at. RulM far !...
Tb. nr. U raging for bto-h behind
th. wal's ft thick and th.
hill nU-t wind ! driving th. flames
t..4ily forward and la forcing Ihern
la crimson trtimi throuxh th. sally
yore. v.tl!.tor and chimn.j.
Already -m. cf th. Us hav b-
in ! ai.lt aad sr. sinking slowly
lato th. crat.r rrralU b th Br of,
in. Aiatrtaa 3't j -centimeter motor
batter. Tb. gtnr Hshia up th
lain lor mile aroitx and th prt
n.r ilfamlg towly aero.. It by a
aot.n rosd. turn slowly la their wearv
tr.arca to eaten wpl o( th moot
t.rrttlc p.etrl lht ar has brought.
or ta Br. Is breaking from th.
barracks and administration butuiinc
Hi. otn.r id of th. riser. ia this
a,.! njmct ar. moving alone with
Jump, from Ih unot sindusi of
las i,-story .rmory on Ih. cliff.
oar la Irawlna ( raaa.
Th. roar of t!i .iUi no longer
eom.s la :! btl la a craselrs
crash. Urarlns constrarlrd of Iron
bar. as thi h as a man', arm ar. mrlt
ln and U!Hn ln;U to Ih. d.pths
f IMs f"rtr.. furnare.
71 aalls ar .0 Ihl.'k thsl thrr arc
'.!! some hlh-ault-l rUM(twi;
cool .noush lo rnsbl on. to so
Vrouil Ihrn and thu. reacn ih. In-
1.1. of th. frtrrL
Tshtnc on. of th. ra.sac.s. I p.n
ttrjlr.l 10 th. rl p.d court be
tr. in rr1n rhurrh. lb nWlns
cf wltli a rafk'f th. kIw of th. nm
l.apln from lb. powder vaults and
Jul fr. th. rhapel lies a d.ad
Tt'ts.ita ioid:.r. Kom'bodjr bs bad
in. rim. m.rt-if'ity to throw a cowl ovr
In Is , but In ti. .!sr. Ms outspr.jd
bnls .how sr.nin whit, acain.t 1
c.pI. ra.iMr.l. II. It, her ait
alon. forcot'.a and unburit4. but
a. ver tad a man a mr hrrotc funeral
i;rt. and tb. t:mpror brouaht hi.
bsn.t lo th. ..tut. wit.n h. p4ssd Ih.
fcrrwiM Hoar lata t If 7.
rm. Tandaturm ar. pouring- into the
eourt now. carrying1 im of straw lo
b. d lftmMlir In in. rh.p'l for Ih.
t-ht. IT of th.m stumbi.s ov.r tb.
dead It'iwtAa and anoth.r throw, down
in. tru.s of straw. bnd orer th. body
and lays th. d.sd b.nds upon th.
ar.a.t. so th.y shall nit be trampled
by th. rin of many fe.1
Th fr. I rollux spwsrd to th. cit
adel towsr. wh.r. th. lird Cross flac Is
f'ytna I raed two Hus.lan nurses.
r. oaly clean wora.a I fca. se.a In
two dsys. and a K'i-ta oft.r vf Ih.
ft. Ul hu.ptt.i. and a.bed th.m what
natfnwi prompted Ih. bddins of th.
wound'd on If edac of Ibis roarlnj
of m munition.
-Il wss a mtstsb." h. reply's.
riawMW wewar. I 1aM4.
ntiether any of th. wound'd ar.
still In p.ril 1 cannot Irarn. I think
rot. bat. wh-t.t.r th. sltustlon. the
nr. aooa wkil mak. all questiona super
fluous. Il Is ro::irc n.sr t' . cUsJrl low.r.
Ill n. In ( un( brani bits th. Ked
troa I (. but does not Isclt. II. Th.
wlr.d bss nn a I tt . and tb fas
float T.Uantly and eonstantly.
Xtw fir., ar ilulxt and occasional
e yon catch th. aromstle odor from
UK. (rea btrrfl t-ee. il tors ar
orchlnc uadr th ammanitlon blown
from th. s!tt tory of h a.-sensL
ymT .p bot banks of b-tr rlers are
po's of fir. from th. b'irninc farms.
W.wii.aa Abaadoa DuIimm.
Ms-Mr.. Buns li. irtl'.d In th. stabl.
yard snd who:. I'sinlos-la of shells
stand ea l' sidetracks l.jdln Into th
fortress- Jm. cf ths br!Ji-s wer. so
n.i:frt"r blown spart thst already
th. Oermens ar alrlnc t. em bck
Ia on trrk
fi.ight train leaded
o..-i4 sa less i .lwaa l
-' . TTTi-an a v a i!fii:sT a7! " - PKICE FIVE CENTS.
OPEN; TRADE BRISK
STKADV OPERUIOV THIS WIN
Plant at Wendllnf; and Aberdeen
Soon Ilrsame Operation t
Near Orrjon City Begin.
Kl'GKNE. Or.. An. 19. iSpeclat)
Th Booth-Kelly Lumber Company aii
nounced today that lt -Wn!Iln mil.
will resume operation on Monday. Sep
tember . employing a cr.w of IS. men
and TS In the timber.
A. C Plson. manager of th Booth
Kelly Company. announced today:
-slinc closed down a fore of
men haa been at work making rpalra.
w hav. bulit a B.w dam and Installed
new saw husks, a new carriage, new
trussea oer Ih. boilers, and concrat
foundation Tb crwa alr.ady has
bea called In. to report Friday."
Th. Pprlngfl.io mill la at preoent
working on l-hoor ahlft a day.
ABKRDEKX. Wash.. Aug. 10. (Spe
cial After a shutdown of e'ght
m.-ntha Xhm Wilson Broa' mill will r
n..ni. h.r Wednesday with
a crow of from Hi to IS men. John
Wilson, th manager. Intimated that
th mill would b kept In steady oper
ation throughout th Winter.
nrrrjiv riTT Aur It. (Special.)
n.. iin.uki. and University rark
plants of th Jl.nefc Lumber Com
pany began operation touay an.r --i.
n . ..s.ral months. Th
plant at illlwaukl. U employing 19
men and th. on at t nlT.rstty rara
U. S. BUYS 100.000 SHELLS
Ch-rago Man Announce Order, Say
In: Germany Hoy la America. Too.
iii.a:1l Auc. S. Corga M.
Getsi how. aecrstary of rhllllp. Cets-
chow at Co, I quolec in in.
v.. indar as saving that h I a
.lockholder In a firm which Is mak
ing lo. SOD six-Inch sheila for in.
In 1 ted Statea Army, and that th Car
man goe.rnro.nl. Ilk th. allies. Is
purchasing munitions of war In the
American market. H would not
nam th firm.
"A to th American order. I am
not at liberty to dlsclos th nam of
lb firm, further than to say that tb.
contract U worth about .ilO.OoV Mr.
Uetsrhow la ouoled as saying. "A
month aft.r the war brok out thla
firm ordered IS Uthea for making
.belts, bat th.y arrived only recently."
PASTOR DELAYS DECISION
lies. William Parsona. Kurcnc, IX
nlea AccrUn Colleire Uialr.
Il.e. Wlltlam Isr.ons. of Eugene,
who baa been filling th pulpit of lb.
Central Pr.sbyt.rian Church for th
po.t month, announce that b haa not
accepted Ih call to th. chair of
Kibl. study and theology of Al
bany Coll.g.. aa published recently.
-r. I'srsoos Is eminently fitted for
Ih. chair of theology In th. Albany
Collrg. and h oJ '" trn.lk
to lb. co.lege," said Iter. Andr.w J.
Montgomery, superintendent of church
tension of th. l-ortland pr.sbytcry.
-I belt.v. that If I", rarsons go.a to
Albany It will b highly IMVT
to th. rre.bterl.n Church of th stat
Bd Ih. snod of Oregon.-
VISTA SPEEDERS SCORED
Portland llclliU llesldent Ip In
Arms Over Ianeron Prltrlns.
Complaints ssaln.t auto speeder or.
Vial a.ivue. mad by resident or
1-urtland Heights, hav been so loud
thai th. polic. may be called to take
Keports ha been mad. by Mala
rs.ider.ts that msny drtv.r. ar. mak-
...... in i miles an hour up
and down the Mil Irom th brldg lo
i: Helgbta llr. slatloit, fevcra. "
row esv.iiea by children from death,
or injuries du. to last driving hav.
seen reported, and lb cltisena ar.
up li axms over the condition pr.
vaiare and pol.v. action will b
twilel to. Ihey say. If th nuisances
or. not stoiped at once.
HOPPICKERS IN DEMAND
Irdrral llorean Has Place fur JO
1 amines ear PortUnd.
More hopplckers are wanted In h
Willamette Valley. Kamily parties are
Th. r-dersl Immigration, bureau at
:t Hallway Exchange bulldnig r.-
ported yesterday that it has places for
iv Dior famliie in nuumcui ")
varda not far from lor Hand. The.
plac.s can b. had by arplylng to th.
immigration tyffic today. It la dealrcd
that the appllvanta hav their own
Tb Federal bureau already has
l-Uc.d hundreds of families In tb hop
LA GRANDE SAVES WATER
Lawn Irrigation Curtailed to Con
nerve Prinking Supply.
lV C.rt.XNt'K. Or, Aug. 3. (Special.)
Irrigation of lawn. In Ua Grand was
stopped today by City Manager Utfky
and Water Miperlntendent lloyL Th
artltr of water, both In th supply
and th. reservoir prompts such action.
Whii fire protection la assured In
any venl through river sourves. thai
water la Impur and will b. used only
a laet resort. It la hoped that by
curtailing th. ua of water tb supply
of drinking wat.r will b available
IhiougU regular channel.
Value Drops Despite
LOW LEVEL OF $4.61 REACHED
AH Foreign Exchange Except
Rubles Is Carried Down.
CAUSE REMAINS MYSTERY
Only Ksplanatlon la Presentation
of Bill Against European Buy
era Foreign financiers Are
Awaited lo Stein Tide.
NEW TORK. Aug. SO. Two things
stand out tonight aa th dominant fea
tures of today foralgn exchange mar
ket: English gold and American securi
ties to th amount or 1(5.000.000 were
o band to help redeem th pound ster
ling from Its lowest recorded depre
ciation. Th pound sterling dropped a cent
and a half mors in value.
IwSBB) C.atlaaea Dally.
New loan values or th pound ster
ling hav bacon 1. a matter of dally oc
currence. For th past four business
days a new "ccord baa been estab
lished each day. Today It waa set at
$l.l. :i cent below normal. Saturday
It waa $4.i:V. Friday It waa 1 163.
and on Thursday of last week It was
4.(4, which equaled the previous low
Thar wer no Indications at tb
clos of business today that th end of
th slump waa In sight; on th con
trary, tb belief prevailed that ster
ling would become still further depre
ciated before th market 1 put to
In Its downward cours. sterling car
ried with It all Continental exchange
except l'uaalan rubles. In which deal
ings wer said to b extremely llght
Thls rouney showed an Improvement
over Saturday, rising from 14.2S to
Franca went to .02. within I points of
their previous low record of deprecia
tion, and Hres dropped to t.ii. four
points from their former record. Ger
man r.ichsmarka fell to SO'i. three
quarters of a cent above th low record
and about th same amount below the
rls of last week.
With tlx markets thoroughly demor
alized, no on In high banking circles
cared lo venture an explanation or a
forecast. Representatives of half a
dozen big banking bouses said they
wer not Interested In the latest fig
ure. This waa taken to mean that
th.y had virtually censed to deal In
foreign exchange for th time .being.
Uilla F.ree Hate. Dwwn.
Ther. was no method of determining
th. amount of bunlness that was don
In sterling, but there waa every Indi
cation that, a Urge quantity of bills
had been presented here against Euro
pean buyer and that thla had forced
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I INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS ftlrXlliAfl fflUlj IN I
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. T4
dezTMS; minimum. M degrees.
TODA"T8 Tuesday fair, westerly winds.
Novereorslavak Is mad. roaring furnace by
German ah el La. 1'aaa L
Bait-turn plsnned with Britain to nlr war.
says German neaapaper. fag. S.
Prance active aa shows by figures. Psgs 3.
Mexican rlalng In Texas frustrated. Pag. 1.
Next step In Mexican peace programme de
termined without recard to what Car
ranza may reply Pan S.
Washington AdmlnUtrstlon ragsrds Portland
power conference sa vital. Pag. 5. ,
English pound alumpa to nsw low level of
I4.U1. Fas a.
Oregon pennant at exposition fliee from
tallest flaspols In th. world. Pag a.
Witnesses defy court of Inquiry In Colorado
militia case. Ps(. 3.
Dr. William T. Hornadsy declares ooasv
defenses ar. Inadequate. Pag. 3.
Chinese-American steamship line ' to be
launched. Page 2.
ran throughout country discuss fat ot
"mudbalL" Psgs lu.
Trlangl monopoly on stars In American
League looms. Pag. 10.
Whltted's freak drive gives victory to Phila
delphia over St. L4ul. 4-S. Pag. 10.
Western golf hopes mest In first round.
Mill In Northwst resume with brisk trad.
Forest fire blss sfresh In doaen different
Eastern Oregon polnta. Pag IL.
Commercial sad Maria,
local wheat blda ara again reduced. Page
Large run of hoga causes lower prices st
stocknrd. Pago li.
Chicago wheat lower on heavy selling.
Wall etreet trading professions! and prices
Irregular. Pag 16.
rsrtlaad aad Vldalty.
Arno Doech, war correspondent and Oregon
Ian ex-rporter. visit. Portland and ds
sciibes European situation. Pag. 1.
Alvln Hawkins snd Otto Nelson, high
school students, drown In Wlllsmette.
Sanford W. Currier confess burning or
many buildings for Insurance. Pag 1.
Weather report, data and forecast. Psg
Oeneral floethala arrive with family for
Portland visit. Paga .
Chamber urgea passage of Jltn.y law as
approved by voters. - Paga T.
Guardsmen and naval militia will b busy
st rlfl rang neat week. Pag ft.
Rain slds fight on forest flrea. Psgs 11.
BRAZIL DRY, CATTLE DYING
Eighty Per Cent ot Some Herd in
Northern States Lout,
NEW YORK. Aug. SO. Prolonged
drouth in the northern states of Braxll
this Summer, particularly In the states
of Pluhy. Oeara. Rio Orande do Norte
and Parahyba. haa resulted In serious
loss to cattle-raisers, according to
Oeorge Holdernesa, of OeaVa, Braxll.
who arrived here today on th team
ship lenis from Para.
Th loss in some of these districts
haa been as high as 80 per cent of the
herds." said Mr. Holdernesa. "Crops
RUSSIANS PAY IN CURRENCY
Largo Bills Brought Out and Busi
ness Serlounly Knibarrascd.
PKTROGRAD. via London. Aug. 30.
Th silver and copper coin supplies of
Petrograd shopmen and tram conduc
tors were drained speedily today by
the general presentation of paper
money of large denominations. Natural
ly when the public began accumulating
change, business was seriously embar
rassed. State and private banks are said to
be well stocked with coin and are
paying It out Irs unlimited amounts.
THIS IS PEACH WEEK!
Who Urge Killin-
Plan to Form "Republic
Texas" Goes Amiss.
26 HELD UNDER ARREST
Charge of Treason Likely to Be Put
Against Men Who Try to Incite
Mexicans to Kill Ameri
icans at San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Aus. 30. With
the arrest here of 26 Mexicans. 23 of
whom were detained late today. Chief
of Police Lancaster and Federal au
thorities tonight announced that a plan
to Incite the Mexican population of
San Antonio to deeds of violence had
The prisoners, according to Chief
of Police Lancaster, are followers of
the so-called plan of San Diego, the ex
travagant, manifesto promulgated by
a party of Mexican agitators which
proclaims the "Republic of Texas' to
be governed by Mexicans. Recent up
rising In the Lower Rio Grande Valley
caused the programme for the estab
lishment of the new government to go
amiss and at the same tftne Federal
officials were put on their guard.
Speech Are Inflammatory.
Three of the leaders were arrested
Sunday night while addressing a crowd
of 1000 Mexicans on the market plaza.
The addresses were of an Inflammatory
nature and calculated to arouse the
poorer classes of Mexicans to deeds of
Since the disturbances in the Browns
ville territory special agents of the
Vnited States Department of Justice
and police officials have been keeping
a close watch to prevent a possible up
rising in San Antonio. They also had
learned that members of a Mexican
party were here in great strength, but
until Sunday night there had been no
open attempt to encourage disorders.
Then three speakers gathered about
1000 Mexicans and in passionate out
bursts of oratory pictured to them a
tale of persecution of their fellows.
Chief Lancaster, Police Inspector Mus
sey and Captain Welch heard their
Speaker Abnsea President.
"One speaker," Chief Lancaster said,
"after abusing the President of the
United States, the Government of this
country and the white race generally,
openly declared: 'It is no harm to kill
a gringo and an Allemane.' (Meaning
Americans and Germans.)"
It was right at thla point the police
charged the crowd and arrested the
leaders, but not without a fight. As
the officers were withdrawing, one of
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 4.)
0- ALL JCAS
Mondays War Moves
HILE no reports from th Eastern
war theater, embracing the re
gion from Courland to Southeastern
Galicla, indicate that the Germans and
Austrians are still pressing th Rus
sians hard in combat or tenaciously
following them in retreat, military ob
servers believe that the approaching
toctial season will limit the further
rd movement of th Teutons and
'.hem to bo content with th fruit
o cnelr past successes as the Winter
season falls upon them.
Both Berlin and Vienna lay emphasis
on the statement that Field Marshal
von Hindenburg's forces along the
Dvina River in Courland have renewed
their activities, which were brought to
a sudden halt recently with the suc
cess of the Russians in holding Riga
as a menace to Von Hindenburg's rear.
In Southwestern Russia, in the Brest
Litovsk region, the Austrian and Ger
mans are chiefly concerned in driving
Grand Duka Nicholas' armies further
Into the Pripet Marshes, evidently
with the purpose of repeating the early
success of the Germans in the Ma
surian Lake region of East Prussia.
To th Northwest, in the sector lying
only a short distance to the east of the
East Prussian frontier, Berlin reports
an advance of the Teutons and the
capture of the town of Llpsk, lying just
to th west of the fortress of Grodno,
upon which the aims of the Germans
now are evidently centered.
With the opening ot the Autumn
months, the military observers are di
recting attention to the fact that the
Russian Fall storms are due to begin
about October 21. They assert that
they are the danger limit to military
operations in the Eastern field. It is
recalled by some of these observers
that th Autumnal equinox marked the
turning point In the Napoleonic cam
paign. The first warning was a light
snowfall preceding tne equinox, but
soon afterward heavy snows fell and
with them came disaster to Napoleon.
Desperate fighting continues in the
Dardanelles In the vicinity of the spot
where the British recently made their
landing. The Turkish reports claim
the recapture by the Ottoman forces
of allied trenches with heavy allied
casualties. These claims, however, have
not yet been conceded by Great Britain.
TJIe military operations in the west
ern field have been, confined to trench
fighting. On the Austro-Italian fron
tier the Italians say that their forces
are slowly advancing northward.
August 31. 1014.
Great battle in East Prussia wages
along lOO-mila line.
German aviators drop bombs on Paris
fand demand its surrender.
Germans' loss off Heligoland in naval
battle 870 men, while British lose 29
Germans gain on River Somme.
BLIND WARDS WILL STUDY
Four Men at County Farm Are to
Be Taught Trade.
Four blind men at the Multnomah
County Farm will be eduoated so they
can earn their own living. This win
ter they will attend the School for the
AduTt Blind in Portland, and probably
will be taught the trade of chairmak-
The County Commissioners yesterday
decided that the four men should be
sent to the school. T. F. Myers, super
intendent of the blind school, made the
recommendation after he had visted
the men and had been assured that they
desired to learn a trade. To keep them
at the farm will cost 15 a month. To
send them to school will cost 820 a
month, according to the Commissioners.
CITY TO DESTROY RECORDS
Old Vaults AVill Be Cleaned Out to
Store Xewer Documents.
Tons of historic records. Including
receipts, cancelled vouchers and other
documents dating back as far as 1890
are to be destroyed to make room for
present-day records in the vaults at
the City Hall. City Auditor Barbur
will ask the Council tomorrow to au
thorize the burning of the old records.
which, he says, fill the vaults, so the
city can avert the cost of new vaults.
The records, he says, have all been
checked over and audited, and are of
no possible use. By discarding tne
relics the city hopes to save $15,000
proposed originally for new vaults.
ALL CAN SPRINKLE TODAY
Two Odd Dates Coming Together,
Ban Is Lifted for Day.
Everybody, whether occupying odd or
even numbered houses, is privileged to
sprinkle today owing to two odd-numbered
dates coming together. For the
day the alternate sprinkling day rule
does not apply.
Even-numbered places sprinkled yes
terday, while today rightly is the day
for the pdd-nunibered places. Because
of tomorrow being an odd-numbered
date also, all water users can sprinkle
today. The alternate system will apply
again tomorrow, odd-numbered places
only being permitted to sprinkle.
2,500,000 LIVE IN CHjCAGO
Xew City Directory Sliows Johnsons,
With 10,000, Lead; Smiths Third.
CHICAGO, Aug. 30. The 1915 edition
of the Chicago city directory will indi
cate a population of 2,500.000, it was
The Johnsons 10,000 of them lead
numerically, as they have for the last
two years, and are closely followed by
the Ardersona and the Smiths.
ISSUE OF WAR LIES
IN FRANCE, 15 VIEW
Back From Europe.
GERMANS AIM TO SIT TIGHT
Paris Not Goal of Von Kluck,
Says Arno Dosch.
BRITISH ARE DOING LITTLE
Correspondent at Front, on Visit
in Portland, Says No Atrocities
Seen-by Him, but Invaders
Ruled Belgians Severely.
"Watch the western front."
That is the advice of Arno Dosch,
European war correspondent and ex
reporter for The Oregonian, who is
here visiting his father. Colonel H. E.
By "western front" he referred to
the western theater of war in France
"The fighting between the Germans
and the Russians In the east," he de
clares, "is important enough in Itself,
but the real issue of the war will bo
fought out between the French and the
Germans in the west."
French Have Hard Task.
Naturally, when he gets through
with that kind of talk he always is
"Well, what is going to be the re
sult on the western front?"
Just as naturally, he fails to give a
categorical reply. But he has it ' fig
ured out. after nine or ten months of
close personal observation from both
fighting lines, that the Frenc't are go
ing to have a mighty hard Job driving
the Germans out of their present posi
tions in Northern and Eastern France.
The Germans, he says. Intend to re
main right where they are. They hav
ho intention of restoring the integrity
of Belgium. They want it as a German
Allies Lack Ammunition.
"All the Germans need to do right
now." he says, "is to sit tight, and it is
apparent that this Is what they pro
pose to do."
"But why don't the allies start an
offensive .campaign in the west?" he
generally is asked.
"Lack of ammunition." he says.
That, he insists, is the key to the
whole situation, and ventures the guess
that this same element may be an Im
portant factor in determining the re
sult in the west.
One thing about Mr. Dosch's con
versation that readily forms an im
pression is his constant reference to
"the French" and "the French army,
instead of to "the allies" or "the allied
British Columbians Fight Most.
In explanation he says the bulk of
the fighting against Germany In the
west has been done by the French
soldiers, commanded by French gen
erals The British haven't done much
and most of what they have done has
been done by Canadians and by Brit
ish Columbian Canadians at that.
"The big figure in the future fight
ing for the French." he predicts, "will
be General Fosch. Keep your eye on
him. He will be an important factor
In this war."
He points out that it was General
Fosch who checked General von
Kluck's rush toward Paris a year ago
and says General Fosch is the real
fighting genius of the French forces.
In speaking of General von Kluck,
he declares that it was not the German
leader's intention to go to Paris last
Fall at alL He wanted to crush and
annihilate the French army, and was
on a fair way of doing so when Gen
eral Fosch rammed the center of the
German army. That stopped him.
Paris Not Goal at First.
"It was the plan of the Germans to
send General von Kluck through Bel
gium and, General von Buelow through
Luxemburg, and to combine the attack
o' these two forces on the main French
army." explains Mr. Dosch. "This pro
gramme succeeded only until General
Fosch got in the way.
"It was not intended to enter Paris
until the French army had been
crushed. General von Kluck was not
aiming at Paris when he drove, across
France a year ago. Had the general
plan succeeded, however. It is probable
that the Germans later would have
taken Paris." - ,
Mr. Dosch declares that history will
show that the battle of the Marne,
where Von Kluck's mad rush
was checked, was one of tlie
bloodiest as well as one of
the most important of the war. The
territory on both sides of the river for
miles in either direction, he says, is
one immense graveyard containing the
bodies of thousands of French and Ger
t n,n.t nf his thrilling European ex
periences Mr. Dosch was accompanied
by his wife, a California gin. one pm
.m. mnn nt the war than any
u'J 3 " " ,
other American woman. Mrs. Dosch now
is visiting her parents in Laniornia.
While with her in California last week
Mr. Dosch fell while running for a
train and wrenched his knee Hence he
carries a cane. It is a heavy sticg.
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