Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 08, 1915, Image 1

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Ten Persons Known to Have Been Killed, Firty-three In
jured and Others Missing-Property Damage Large
German and Allied Airmen Are Active Along West
Front-Submarines Again Take Toll of Commerce
Several Vessels Are Reported Sunk
London, Sept. 8. Driving against the
cist coast of England three ciunt Ger
man Zeppelin? last night in their lflt-i
ri id against England garnered a casual
ly toll greater thr.n any thus far ten
lead, three missing, forty-three wound-
Kl, twenty crt them seriously.
At the same time they tumbled sev
eral small dwellings into ruins, and set
' number or lues with their incendiary
bombs, these however, were quickly ex
tinguished. ' '
On only one occasion have the raiders
reaped a greater toll. That was in June
when 15 or 10 were slain, but the lfst
C wounded never ran so high.
Shrouding the location of the raid
in mystery, the admiralty said nctiiing
concerning where the terrorists of the
eky had dropped their bombs.
The raiders drove "in apparently from
the Dutch coast, as Amsterdam messag
es reported four Zceppelins sighted off
the Dutch coast. One was fired at by
tne Dutch, whet ' feared it planned
wolation of Holland's neutrality.
English aeroplanes failed to locate tho
raiders, the . official statement said,
though tho English anti-aircraft guns
were at once put into action.
Women and childrcu were the prin
cipal victims. It was believed here
that probably many of these were slain
as they grouped, iii fear, in the streets
watching the air nionstvrs at their
Earlier Reports of Baid.
London, Sept. 8. Tea persons wero
killed iu last night's Zeppelin raid on
the English coast, it was officially an
nounced today.""
Three other persons nre missing and
believed to bo buried in tho debris.
Following out the recent policy con
cerning raid announcements, the loca
tion was withheld.
The admiralty Baid 43 were injured.
Though Amsterdam messages indicated
that perhaps four raiders were in the
party, the official statement today said
that only three particputeu in me at
tack. . ,
"Last night three Zeppelins bom
barded the eastern const," said the of
ficial statement. "Two men.', three wo
men and five children were killed.
Four men, eleven women and five chil
dren were seriously injured. A mnn
and two women are missing." , The
remainder of the 43 wounded apparent
ly were not seriously hurt.
"Fifteen,' small dwellings were de
molished or badly damaged, " the state
ment continued. ".Several fires start
ed but were quickly extinguished.
There was no other great damage."
The British anti-aircraft were in ac
tion, the official statement said, but
"our aeroplanes were unable to locate
the enemy."
All those wounded were civilians with
the exception of one soldier.
It is possible that London was again
(Hacked by the Zeppelins which the
idmiralty reports us having raided
"eastern counties." Tho official state
ment was censored as to tho locality of
the raid but the meoon of "dwell
ings" being demolished or damaged
mak"s it prob'iblo tho attack was wade
on the city.
From the standpoint of casualties Inst
night's raid was the most destructive
made this summer, though 15 or 10 per
sons were killed in the raid of June
Fierce War of Airmen.
Taris, Sept. 8. Whirring aeroplanes
from both the allies and German air
'amps went forth today on errands of
''oath. Sixty bombs were hurled by
the French birdmen upon Getninn air
camps at MeJard and Dlcuse, while
Sometime we're even criticised fer
Mtendin' t' our own business You
n,,ver see any ex-aviaton.
French and British fivers co.nivrnt,.l
in an attack upon the Ostend camp.
me uomos, as tar as is known,, killed
none at these points, though several
UerSOTIS Were filniii n'lian tlia P............
squadrons bombarded Nancy and the
piureuu lunizeviue.
These raids followed the. big allied
raid earlier in the week upon Saarbrus
ken, the German air assault on St. Die
and (ierardmer,nnd the reprisal raid
of the allies upoa Freiburg, across the
'Germans Drop Wreaths.
German Taubes crossed the French
lines near Nancy today and dropped
wreaths, with messages of condolence
for tho family of Captain Fequant De
Latouehe. Tinted TVnneti nviut,,- L-ni.i
by tliree German airmen in Holiday's
o i i.
ram on. nnurorucaea.
Freuch aviators rose to'- meet the
messntre henrers find ntirunnil fliatn 1,,.
they escaped to their own hcadquar-
vuia, ,
Onp hlindrpd French nvtutnva r.ni.1
their last tribute today to Latouehe, the
iirsr certined military pilot to drive
a French machine.
His body was borne to a train upon
tho undercarriage of a dismantled ma
chine, while his friends, with bared
heads, followed tin, strange funeral.
Four Zeppelins Participated.
Amsterdam, Sept. 8. Four Zeppelins
are believed to hnve nnrfielnntait in
last night's German raid against the
English east coast. . .
Outlying Dutch garrisons fired on a
i-pppiiu ueauinjj in a (Southwestern
direction, fearing that it was about
to violate Dutch neutrality. - Three
others were sighted over Dordrecht, giv
ing rise to tho opinion that tho four
were desiued for the English cast
const .
Submarines Are Active.
London. Hne.t 8. Gontinninir tlmir
submarine activities of the past few
uays, tne uerninns have added another
victim, the F.llcrman liner Dotiro. The
crew was landed safely.
' Tho Douro was a vessel of l.fiO.I
Still another victim, the French
steamer Guatemala, of 5,0.10 tons, was
torpedoed todny. German submarines
torpedoed her off the west coast of
Fiance, but a British vessel took her
crew off in safety.
Still another vessel was bagged by
the under sea boats when they tor
pedoed the Russian ship Rhealiasben.
The crew, however, was saved.
Von TiiTitz Will Not Quit,
Berlin, via Amsterdam. Sept. 8.
Grand Admiral Von Tirpitz, creator of
Germany's submarine warfare, will not
Official denial was made today in
answer to stories that because of fric
tion with -other lenders over Germany's
submarine policy and particularly its
relation to German-American affairs
he would quit.
Von Tirpitz, it was explained, lie
been taking a vacation but will soon
resume his post.
By Clever Ruse Police Secure
Damaging Statements From
Negro Suspects
TrovWeuce, R. I Sept. 8 Police no
lieved today they had tightened the
net about Mrs. C. Franklin Mohr in the
case charging her with inciting three
negroes to murder her husband, Dr.
Mohr. I'sing a subterfuge, they sent
department employes to the negroes in
their cells, and represented that they
came from the widow.
ITenlis, chauffeur of the death car,
told them to tell Mrs. Mohr the trio
would "stick by her." Then, the em
ployes went to the cell of Victor Brown,
whose alleged confession had Implicated
Mrs. Mohr. lie begged them to appeal
to Mrs. Mohr for on attorney to defend
him. At the same time, he wanted
them to see his sister, nnd ask her to
swear lie was at her house at the time
of the shooting.
These statements, under the circum
stances, were regarded by the author
ities are particularly conclusive of their
theory that- the widow was actually
allied' with the negroes in the plot to
slav Mohr, and his girl companion on
their automobile ride out of Providence.
,San Rafael, Cat, Sept. 8.
Tuning his automobile up to
high speed, iu order to catch a
train in two minutes, Albert N.
Knight was wedded to Miss
Rose B. Tiueblgiul in probably
the fastest time on record, en
route to the stution.
"Marrying- Judge" Mageo,
located at a ball game after a
vain search of town for n quick
splicer, performed the cere-
mony, while the auto crowded
the 50 mile limit.
"Join hands," was his per-
emptory command, as the auto
"By the act of joining hands,
I pronounce you man and wife
whoever you are," he said
above the roar of the motor.
Then, ns he pocketed his fee,
wished the couple good luck,
ami saw them hop aboard the
train just pulling into the sta-
Hon, tho judge looked over the
marriage license to find out
just whom he had joined in ma-
Germany's Claim Is That Liner
Was Sent to Bottom In
Self Defense
By Carl W. Ackennau.
Berlin, via The Hague, Sept. 8.
Germany's note on the torpedoing of
the liner Arabic, was handed to Am
bassador Gerard last night, but it was
withheld from publication todav.
It was understood, howevor, that it
contnins the substance of a report of
the commander of the submarine which
sank the vessel,-
This report held the commander was
instilled' m his attack, on tho ground
that he feared he was about to be ram
med by the liner nnd that ho torpedoed
her in self defense.
It is understood that the commander's
report was received a few days ago,
thus disposing of English reports that
the submarine lind been sunk or cap
The noto covers four typewritten
Submarine Returns.
Amsterdam, Sept. 8. The submarine
which torpedoed tho liner Arabic, has
returned to its base, nnd reported that
it submarined the vessel to escape pos
sible attack, said a Berlin dispatch to
day. Liverpool advices, nnd advices to Sec
retary of State Lansing have indicated
that the British either sank or cap
tured tho Arabic attacker. These ad
vices, however, were unconfirmed by
the admiralty.
By Charles P. Stewart.
Washington, Sept. .8. Officials here
received the first wont of delivery of
the Arabic note to Ambassador Gerard,
through United States Press Correspond
ent Ackerman's dispatch. They de
clined, however, to make any comment
thereon until they hnd the entire text
before them, though they professed deep
interest in the reported justification
It was pointed out, in high quarters,
however, that acceptance of Germany's
plen on this point would give sub
marines a wide latitude of action here
after. Should it bo accepted, Germany
easily could, in future ca.ses, profess to
believe that n eVsscl'vecring out of its
course did so for the purpose of ram
ming the submarine and thus egain
justify the torpedoing.
America has recognized submarines
rights to attack a vessel attempting
to ram a submarine, but it was pointed
out that this reported new lea of
Germany might, establish a dangerous
On'd Bar, Wash., Sept. 8. Revenge
: iu.iinv.nl in have. been the mo
tive of the double murder here laiit
Sunday when Kdwnrd 1'feiffer and
Moritz Schneider wore benlon to ueaiu
bv unknown asreiilrnts.
Oregon: Fair
tonight; Thurs
day fair, warmer
except near the
coast; westerly
6 p
I it" TAKE, -1
Nicholas Is Transferred To
v Asia Jo Operate Against
Petrograd Claims Germans
Checked Berlin Reports
IVtrocrrad. Scot. 8. ft rami n,,L
Nicholas, superceded in command of the
i-iiuv lorees oy me czar, lias been ap
pointed viceroy of; the Caucasus, it
was officially announced today.
In being transferred to the C'aucnsus,
it is assumed that Grand Duke Nich
olas will have command of the Russian
forces operating against the Turks in
that region. The grand duke is the
first commander in chief to be re
moved Bince the outbreak of the war.
He has been the generalissimo) of the
Russian armies, bearing the same rela
tion to the Slavs in the east as have
General .loffre and Field Marshal Sir
John French to the allied armies on the
western front. .l,offre's position is
nearer that from which Grand Duke
Nicholas has been removed than is
French's as the former is recognized
as the commander of the chief of the
allied forees.
Under the comnmnd nf nrnn.l Twlm
Nicholas, the Russians hnvo scored but
one notable victory the capture of
IV'.emysl. This forjrcsi was later re
captured bv tint Ansi.nv fl
liast Prussian campaign early iu the
war resuireu in ino inilure. The at
tempt td invade Iliinvnrv (rmi,,h th,,
Carpathians also failed, after a costly
winter campaign, xwo -Uerman at
tempts against. Wersnnr oiu
fully resisted before the Polish capital
finally fell, but since early spring the
niuva Have oecu coiibtantiy on tne dc
fonsive. and pnii'itant.lv in t ,-,,( t.
have been driven from Gnlicin, except
iur a narrow Birip in the southeast.
While all of their forts of the Vistula
and Hrcst-I.itovsli lines hnve been cap
tured in rapid succession. Riga, the
Maltie port is now threatened, ami a
thrust against I'etrngrad is expected to
Grand Duke Nicholas is a cousin of
the czar.
Other sii:ikeiiis in the Diimlm. ...!i.
itnry organization are promised ns n
luBiiu, or ir.e tiiav retreat from War
saw. The czar, it in said, intends per
sonally to re-organize important depart
ments of the government.
Willi the niiiKiMicemenl of the Grand
Duko's transfer, a letter from Czar
Nicholas to (he di'UriBn.1 nm.,in ...I..-
also made public. The czar thanked his
cousin for his ..crvices and expressed
regret that his "ill health" should
have caused his removal elsewhere.o
The transfer of Grand Duke Nicholas
is taken, however, as an expression of
iuh cfflir iiispie isiiro nt tne successive
defeats suffered bv the lfnuui,,,.u
of his deteiniiiiatiiiu to lake personal
-urn ui 1110 III IIIICS. .
Say Germans Held In Check.
1'Otrom nil. Si'ht. H Itnnuinn n . '. Il....
is holding the Gerntnn forces iu check
in the Higa region.
While the Slavs tire admitted to iinvn
retired across the 'ialician front
of Hrody, on the Aiiithoru extremity of
their buttle front, reports from the
war olf'ice today, emphasized that the
inissians are siniuiing rirm in the cru
cial engagement to the mirth.
From n linint i'ist. nf ftrfi.l.... T.r....l
- I - "'""nil, iif nuvri
the Slav center in also gradually bend
ing inward, but tlio retirement is be
i n if made in euoil tinier nnil in I.
nnco with prcainuiged plans. At sev
eral points iu retirement nas been
halted for the delivery of heavy and
successful counter attacks against the
tioneinl Kussky s artillery has check-
cd the Geriticn assiiiills alfiurr tin. M.'i.in
river in the Higa region. Enemy forc
es approaching the left bunk were
brought to n halt by the Slav fire.
Northwest of Frii'drirhstndt feeble tit
tompU were mnde by tne fleriuniis to
throw pontoons across tho river. The
pontoons were (prickly smashed by the
Huiisiuii guns, however, and under
heavy firo iroiu the Slav batteries, the
German Ulan v.H'i niinr.rmillv iilniml.
Dcnliito III.' I. omitted rot i rnitimif uiiuf
of Hrody, GetierH Ivnnoff's forces fur
ther to the mii'th iii Gnlicin are main
tiiining their poritious along the Kreth.
Germans Capture Valhovyzk.
fleiiip, vie. London, Heiit. H. German
force iiavo cap.orcd Volhovyzk, an im
portant railway junction, 4H "miles south
east of Grodno, it wus officially an
nounce! Tunny.
Along with their victory, the Ger
mans took 2X00 pris(mcr. The Hus-
sinus (ire now retienting (astward an I
southwtstwurd of Mrodno. T he (Invar
iant under l'rinco I.cosdd defeated
tneir forces sotiliesst or Volkovvsk.
The Amtiiun lorees, pushing north
ward through the marsh regiun are
. .
By George A. Martin.
Residents in the vicinity of
Stratford Shoal, New iork,
probably will not be pleased, to
learn that the government has
just spent $15,(100, making the
fog horn at that point much
The commerce depnitmcnt
says the Temple of Agriculture
grounds nt Peking, China, nre
being transformed into "a
beautiful park with tennis
courts nnd lily ponds." The
ponds are for the bulls to go
Mr. Consul Anderson reports
that twenty tons of Chicago
butter hnve arrived at Hong
kong on their dash to South
China via San Francisco nnd
Sydney. There seems no good
reason why Chicago butter mar
ket in South China should not
be very strong.
American plumbers are glad
to note that tubes and piping
are being made of solidified
glue. All one has to do now is
lick the plumbing, stick it in
and charge extra for the new
Forrest. Hills, L. L, Sept. 8. William
M. Johnston and Ciarenco Griffin, of
San Francisco, are the new doubles
tennis champions of the country.
This pair of rising young stars from
the Golden Gate Tark courts this after
noon defeated Maurice E. McLoughlin
and Thomns Bundy, also of California,
in the challenge round for the national
By his victory todny Johnston gained
the double crown of both the singles
and doublcs championship. He fol
lowed up his defoat of McLoughlin in
the Bingles yesterday by brilliant play
ing today which contributed largely to
the over throw of the team which has
long held the title.
National League.
R. TL E.
New York 3 1
Philadelphia ft 13 0
Hitter, Schopp and Dooin; Chalmers
and Hums. I'erritt replaced Schupp.
First game H. IT. K.
liostnn 12 111 0
Hrooklvn 1 2
Nehf, Hughes and Whaling, (lowdyj
Marquard, Appleton ami Miller, Mc
carty, Second game K. IT. K.
Hoston 4 i) I
Hrooklvn 1 ! 2
Hnrnes and fiowdy; Uucker and Mil
ler. Dell replaced Uucker,
R. IT. K.
Chicago , .'. II H
St. Lc.iis 2 5 0
' Lavender ami Archer; Ames and"
Sn vrier.
American League.
Ti. IT. K.
Washington 1 5 0
New Vorlt t 0 0 0
Johnson ami Williams: Shnwkcy and
First game R. IT. K.
I'hiladelpliiti 1 r, I
lioston 0 7 2
Sheeehan and McAvoy; Liyinnrd,
Mays and 'n 1 1 i i-n n.
Second game IT. IT. E.
Philadelphia 2 8 4
Huston 13 11 O
Crowcll ami Lapp; Gregg and Carri-
If. 1 1. I'..
St, Louis fi 10 3
Cleveland i ' 2
Met ube anil Agnew; Morton and O'
Neill. Coiiiube replaced Morton; Hren
ton replaced (.'uumbe.
II. II. K.
Detroit ! HI 1
Chicago ......10 15 3
Covuleski nml Stallage; Fnber, Hen.,
Wolfgang and Schulk.
Federal League.
First tame R. II. K.
Hultimore 0 " 0
llirlfalo 1 i
.llionsoii and Ihvcns; Sihul. and Al
lc n.
Second game
Hut fulo
(uinii and Russell; Hall
Conley rcplncuri iuiiiu.
First game
it: i;.
4 8 2
5 H I
uiiri Allen,
11. II. i:.
12 1
4 10 1
Kui-crling nnd
Marimi nnd Lund;
Second gf.iuii R. IT. K.
Iliouklvn 3 !l 1
Newark 0 H 1
rpliniu and Simon; Moscley and liar
iridic. It. II. K.
I'ittsburg 2 i 1
Kansas City 7 12 1
Itogge and )'( otiner; I'm knrd and
Kiizenroth. Ilciune replaced Hogge.
pressing thin Hliiv army's left wini
The official statement reported no
fresh advs'ice toward Higa, but (len
eral Von Kichcorn's men were reported
making progress toward Vilnn, having
seized the intersection of the lakes of
Trokiuowo southwest of Vil nu.
President Wilson Astonished Washington hy Walking Over
to Secretary of State's Office and Talking Dumha Case
Over With That OfficialState Department Is Said To
Be Making Thorough Investigation of Ambassador's
Activities Before Reaching Decision
Washington, Sept.. 8. Though offi
cial Washington wis accustomed to
smashing ot precedents by rresidont
Wilson, it gasped today when the ex
ecutive broke all previous ideas of of
ficial "dignity" mid called upon Sec
retary of State Lansing nt the bitter's
office far a conference.
Tho tnlk, it was believed, dealt, with
the explanations Ambassador Dumba
gave Lansinif late yenterday afternoon,
regarding hi:i dispatch of a letter to
Austria, through an American nows
paper correspondent boaring on ho
pro)iosed plan to call out Austrian
workeres in American munition plnnhi.
Tho president Br.untored ct.it of the
Whito Honne, across the road to the
state department, and up the steps,
avoiding tho elevator which diplomats
uso in getting from tho ground floor
directly to Lansing's office.
The president apparently had tele
phoned iu advance tout he was com
ing. As he enmo down tho granite hall
way, he was at once roeotfnizod by
"Kddio" Savoy, negro messenger, who
has boon ushering persons of note Into
tho secretarial presence for many yoarn,
with just a littlo moro than Ins usual
suavity, just a bit moro of a bow, he
showed the oxecutivo into tho private
Ou iiiKiuostioiiKblo authority it was
learned that Dumba intended to make
strong efforts to enliut Secretary Wil
nun's aid in notifying Austrians that
sevoro penalties would be Inflicted on
them if tht'y coiitiniiea munition labor,
and later returned to their native land.
Secretary Lansing, it wns understood
did not object td this proposed warn
ing through the h.bor department.
lief ore seeing Wilson, Dumba, confer
red a fow minutes with Solicitor Denu
niore of tho labor department, but
neither would reveal tho subject of
their discussion.
His Deposition Undecided.
What disprtiition, the administration
will mnko.of Austrian Ambassador
Dumba was undetermined early toriuy.
His explanation concerning his admit
ted plan to call out Austrian workers
iu American munitions factories nnd
his siibftoqueilt effort to forward dn
tnlls thereof to Austria, through tho
American corrcspiuideut, Archibald,
docs not clone tho incident.
The administration did not accept ns
settling the situation finally his defense
that ho,, acting n:; an omiusnry ol' his
government under its decree that Aus
triun subjects in foreign lauds munt
not work on war contracts fur tho al
lies. President Wilson is reported to be
nwaiting further information before de
ciding whether Dumba is diplomatical
ly personal urn grain.
His conference this forenoon with
Secretary lousing wan regarded as di
rectly bearing on tin. Diimbii case and
Declaring that not one half of tin'
horrors of the war in Hclgium have
been told and that the press censorship
softens the tale.) of blind shed and suf
fering which are beyond the mind of
man to imagine and that a short trip
tho war zjne will leave mi Im
pression never to be forgotten, F.ugnnn
Kosse, a well kown flu x grower of Sa
lem, returned to this city lust night
direct from llrunsles and the heart oft
the war .one,
Mr. llosse went on a visit to his nu
ti vh land, Hclgium, some two years ago,,
nnd was iu Hrussles nt tho time thei
war broke cut. Ho saw the first Gcr
mnns enter Hclgium mid lias been see-!
ing them ever since, until he li ft there.
"Them are millions of them," saidj
Mr. Hosse, "und still morn keep enm-f
ing. A million and u half of soldiers j
of Germany passed Ihrmiuh llelgiiuu at
tiie beginning of the war and every;
rinv five or ten Ihousiind were killed I
or wounded and still more keep com
ing. Wher.) do they come f rem f No
one knows. Where do they go No
one knows. Those Gcrmuns, they
inn h ii men,
" Kvery train from the front back
through Hclgium carried wounded sol
diers and the blood actually dripped
from the cars and ran in st renins from
the edges of the flnt cars bearing the
wn inriod soldiers passing through to
the hospitals. Ah, war is a crime.
"Always tho trains , went through
with lends utter loads of wounded and
then came back to the battle front
loaded with more fresh troops. An I
the Germans are tho best troops I have
he undoubtedly received full details of
the Dumba caso at the time.
Tho official chanco of front in the
case b deemed significant. Previous to
the envoys meeting with Lansing yes
terday, officials strongly intimated
that there would bo no action against
Dumbn. The White House and state
department sentiment, however, appar
ently veored sharply to a more un
favorable position toward him follow
ing the session.
It is not belioved this government
will go ns far as to ask that Austria
recall him, but thero was a strong be
lief in official circles that. Vienna will
receive a hint that the United States
would consider it proper for Austria to
initinte disciplinary measures.
Dumba planned to confer with Sec
retary of Ijubor Wilson regarding the
matter of employment conditions for
Austrinns, and presumably regarding
iris plan to establish an employment
service for subjects of that country
forced out of munitions plants.
Further, it was believed he would
take up, too, tho question of the right
thus to halt Austrinns labors.
Stato Department Probes,
Washington, Sept. 8. That the state
department is Booking further informa
tion concerning Austrian Ambassador
Dumba 's activities) in connection with
his admitted plan to call Austrian sub
jects out of Amorican munition fac
tories was officially admitted today.
It is understood tho administration
asked him 1o submit. th enclosure to
which ho referred in the letter he at- -tempted
to forwrvrd to the Austrian for
eign minister through American Cor-,
respondent Archibnld,
The department, it wns admitted, de
sires to got the further facts direct
from the ambassador.
Tho onclomre referred to, wns an
"aide incmoiro, " or reminder, forward
ed to tho Ambassador from tho editor
of the Austrian pnper SJtubadsag, in
New Vork. Dumba 's letter to his for
eign office threw no light on the na
ture of this document.
Secretary of Labor Wilson was re
ported to have vetoed Dumba 's sug
gestion for nid from the department in
notifying Austrians that continued ser
vice in munitions factories would re
sult iu severe punishment for them from
their homo govoruinont, in event of
their return limine.
Didn't Know Contents.
Anisterdnm, Sept. 8. "If Ambassa
dor Dumbu's dispatches contained any-
tiling improper, lie mailo a scapeirout
of inc. 1 didn't know thn contents."
Thus commented American Corros
IHindent. Jaiiies Archibald hero todav
when asked regarding the revolution
that tho messngn he was carrying tor
Dumba to the Austrian foreign offico
was a plan lor calling Austrians out of
American munition factories.
ever seen and I have seen the troops
of nearly all nntioni; of tho world ex
cept the Anicriciins.
"The Americans are taller," said Mr.
Hosse, "and better fighters, I am an
American by adoption," he continued
with pride, "and it was only through
the American legation that I could get
out of tho country.''
Mr. Hoss.i went on to say that when
ho first applied for a passport out of
the country, he was refused and he re
turned to the American legation in
Hrussles to tidl tliein and tiiey fixed
him up with a note to the German
which permitted him to puss.
"The suffering in Hclgium is In
describable," emu inued Mr. Hossi'. "It
will never be told because tho German
do not permit anyone to leave the cum
try except to neutral countries, and th
lii'lgiiius and others who renain uro
afraid to speuk of their mi (fortunes be
cause of the German military rule
which is strict und harsh.
"The coininon German solriicts, they
are gool men, but they are forced to
do things by their officers who drivo
their men at the point of revolvers
when necessary. The common German
soldiers, they "do not know why tuoy
l'ii;ht and tiic.V do not hate the Bel
lini us but their officers rule them with
an iron hand."
Mr. Ilosse saw niis'nip raids frequent
ly, first the Zeppelins and later the
machines of the French and English
and about two months oo witnessed
a raid by five machines. The day
before there appeared over Brussles an
(Continued on 'age Tare.