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    THE OMAHA BEE
A Great Woman' Ptper
Two Women' Pages
Every Day.
The
Omaha Daily Bee
THE WEATHER
RAIN
VOL. XL VI NO. 42
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4,1916 TEN PAGES.
On Tr(n, at HoM,
Mew Stan 1, etn., 5o.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
SEEKING A PLAN
TO PREVENT THE
PROPOSED STRIKE
Government Officials Suggest
Intervention if Eailroad
Managers and Men
Cannot Agree.
$UT UP TO PRESIDENT
Wilson and Chambers Meet and
Go Over Proposition, Dis
cussing the Phases.
WOULD AVERT WALKOUT
Washington, Aug. 3. While the
strike vote of 400,000 railroad em
ployes was being counted in New
Yrk, every agency of the federal gov
ernment affected by the situation was
preparing today to do all possible to
avert a final break between the rail
roads and men.
William L. Chambers, commissioner
of the board of mediation and concil
iation, was in communication ' with
President Wilson during the day,
though board officials pointed out
that nothing of a formal character
could be done until the railroad man
agers and representatives of the em
ployes resume negotiations next
week.
Meeting for Today.
A call was issued for a meeting
tomorrow morning of the senate com
merce committee, to decide whether
hearings would be held on Chairman
Newlands' resolution proposing an in
vestigation by the Interstate Com
merce commission of hours and labor
on railroads, and urging the.employ
ers and employes to postpone a settle
ment of their differences until a re
port can be made. Hours of labor
.... 1 e .t- !: .
of the threatened strike.
The Chamber of Commerce of the
United States, which yesterday ap
pealed to President Wilson for fed
eral intervention to prevent a strike,
is urging action on the resolution.
The chamber is considering calling a
conference of representatives of com
mercial organizations to impress on
the congress the necessity of taking
some immediate step.
Hanger on Board.
The president today designated G.
W. W. Hanger, assistant commis
sioner of the board of mediation and
conciliation, as a member of the
board. . The law stipulates that there
shall be three members, but Judge
Martin LKnapp, chairman, andWil
!iam L. ChTmbers, commissioner, nave
served alone because an official of the
department of labor, designated as the
third member when the board was
formed, was not qualified for the
PlJudge Knapp and Mr. Chamfers
asked the president to increase the
membership, because the work of the
board already .has1 become great and
the threatened railroad strike has
added to the necessity of having
another member.
Administration officials said every
thing possible would be done to avert
a strike. If all other steps fail, it is
probable President Wilson will make
a personal appeal to the railroad man
agers and the employes, urging them
to effect a settlement in the interest of
the public. The question may be dis-
CUSseo ai lomorruw s tauiuci lutciiug.
Denmark Likely
To Accept Offer
Made by Uncle Sam
Copenhagen, Aug. 3. It is regarded
as probable that the Rigsdad will ac
cept the offer of the United States to
purchase the Danish West Indies, in
spite of opposition from several quar
ters, including the socialist who de
mand that the negroes in the island
be given the vote immediately.
The. offer for the islands is $25,000,
000 and the cessation of all American
rights in Greenland to Denmark.
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The Weather .
For Nebraska Partly cloudy, with
local thundershowers; somewhat
cooler Friday.
For Iowa Unsettled; partly
cloudy; continued warm.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
Hour. Dev.
7 a. m 80
8 a. m 84
t a. m., 86
Vkn 10-r. m.w....... 88
1 p. m 95
. 3 p. ra....,.... 96
5 p. m 95
4 p. m 94
K p. m 98
6 p. m 94
7 p. pi 92
8 p. m 89
Comparatlre hocml Record.
1918. 1916. 1914. 1911.
Highest yeiterday . . 98 66 88 101
Lowest y eater day ... 78 B2 ' ' t)8 73
Mean temperature ..87 69 77 . 87
Jt'rciplutlon ...... .02 T .00 .00
. Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal: . .
Normal temperature , 78
Exoesi tor the day 11
Total exceei elnce March 1 208
Normal precipitation 11 Inch ,
Deficiency for the day... 091 neh
Total rainfall since March 1. .. ,10.87 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 7.97 Inches
Kxceas for cor. period, 1915.... 1,07 inches
Deficiency for cor period. 1914.. 3.78 inches
Beport From Stations at 7 P. M.
Temper- Hlfh- Raln
ature. est fall.
Cheyenne, rain 88 8 .01
Davenport, cloudy 80 84 ,24
Denver, rain 78 88 T
Des Moines, clear 88 88 T
jodre city, clear 98 101 ,ao
Lander, cloudy 80 90 .00
North Platte, clear ....... 98 .00
Omaha, clear 92 98 .02
fueblo, cloudy 88 . 94 .02
Rapid City, rain 78 94 . .01
Bait Lake City, cloudy.... 88 93 .00,
Bunt Ft, cloudy i 78 81 ',00
Sheridan, cloudy -88- 96 . 00
gtous City, clear 93 94 .00
Valentine, clear 92 94 .00
3C in41ctes trace of precipitation.
-. U A. WELSH. Meteorologist,
CASEMENT HANGED
FOR HM TREASON
Mocking, Jeering Crowd leath
ers About Prison at Hour
Set for Execution.
HE MEETS DEATH CALMLY
London, Aug. 3.-Roger Casement,
former British knight and consul, was
hanged at 9 o'clock this morning in
Pentonville jail for high treason. He
yvas convicted of conspiring to cause
an armed revolt in Ireland and with
having' sought German aid tothat
end.
, Two hours before, the execution a
crowd of men, women and children
gathered before the prison gates.
Twenty minutes before Casement
mounted the scaffold the great prison
bell commenced to toll. The sound
was greeted with cheers from the
crowd, mingled with some groans. At
9 o'clock the crowd had swollen to
such proportions that it extended for
two blocks from the prison front.
At one minute after 9 a single stroke
of the big bell announced that the
'trap had been sprung. It was the
signal for a mocking, jeering yell
from the crowd, which suddenly died
away into dead silence.
Meets Death Calmly.
Casement met his death with calm
courage, according to eye witnesses.
Earlier in the morning two priests
of the Roman Catholic church admin
istered the rites in the cell of the
condemned man, and shortly after
ward a little procession preceded by
the clergymen, with Casement fol
lowing, a warder on either -side, pro
ceeded toward the execution shed,
only five yards away. The priests re
cited the litany of the dying, Case
ment responding in low tones: "Lord,
have jneTcy on my soul."
As .the party reached the shed
where the gallows was erected the
special executioner, a hair dresser
named Ellis, approached Casement
and quickly pinioned him. The two
chaplains, the under sheriff of Lon
don and the under sheriff of Mid
dlesex, then took up their positions
in front of the scaffold. Casement
mounted the gallows steps firmly and
commended his spirit to God as he
stepped on the trap. A moment later
the lever was pulled.
Immediately the trap was sprung
the prison engineer and physician
descended into the nit where, after
the application of the usual tests Case
ment was pronounced dead at nine
minutes after nine.. According to the
custom in the case of prisoners
hanged for crimes similar to that of
Casement, his body will be buried in
DEUTSCHLAND FAR
OUT ON THE WIDE
ATLANTiEAN
German f. ' .Merchantman
Eva.f i , , -?,,u'fulness of Its
EniV and Sails
ALy From U. S. 1
GERMAN PRISONERS CARRYING THEIR WOUNDED This ia a picture of German
soldier carrying one of their wounded after bejng taken prisoners in the Somme battle.
$ASSES OUT AT NIGHT
Submerges a Mile From the
Coast and, Hid From View,
Pullrfor Home.
DASH WITHOUT INCIDENT
. (Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Moosefs Discuss
Means to Continue
Party Organization
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 3. When
representatives of the progressive
party, who disapprove the action of
the national committee in endorsing
Charles E. Hughes for president, met
here at noon today, tc consider the
advisability of calling another con
vention to nominate a candidate for
president, sentiment of leaders was di
vided in regard to what action should
be taken.
- A majority of those present favored
putting a third ticket in the field, but
several influential leaders doubted
the wisdom of the action. Every
representative agreed, however, that it
would be desirable to take some ac
tion which would oeroetuate the
progressive party as a national politi
cal organization.
The conference was called to order
by Edwin M. Lee of Indianapolis,
progressive state chairman for In
diana. Matthew Hale of Massa
chusetts, acting chairman of the pro
gressive national committee, was
chosen to preside at the conference,
and J. A. Hopkins of New Jersey was
elected secretary.
Chairman Hale was applauded when
he said: "We have come here with
two ideas. We wish to show that we
do not approve of the action of the
reactionary wing of the national com
mittee in Chicago, June 26, in endors
ing flugnes tor president, and to take
some action to perpetuate the pro
gressive party. '
German Gunboat
Sunk in Duel With
Belgian Gunboat
Havre, Aug. 3. (12:16 a. m.) The
sinking of the German gunboat Graf
von Gotzen in a duel with the Bel
gian gunboat Netta, on Lake Tan
ganyka, is announced in an official
statement issued bv the Beleian war
office.- The text follows:
"Lieutenant Colonel Moulaert tele
graphs that while cruising off the Ger
man shores of Lake Tanganyka, the
Belgian gunboat Netta, commanded
by Lieutenant Lenaerts, surprised, on
July 28, the German gunboat Graf
von Gotzen landing troops. The Netta
engaged it and it sank in fifteen min
utes, after vainly trying to escape.
The Netta then scattered, by its fire,
enemy troops and porters, who had
just been landed. It is not known
whether the crew of the Graf von
Gotzen were saved. The Belgians
had no losses."
Prices of Gasoline
Will be Lower
Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 3. All
grades of Pennsylvania crude oil with
the exception of Ragland, were re
duced 10 cents a barrel at the opening
of the market today and Ragland was
reduced 5 cents. The new prices are
Pennsylvania crude, $2.40; Mercer
black. Coming and Newcastle, $1.90;
Cabell, $1.92; Somerset, $1.75, and
Ragland, 75 cents. Refiners said that
the next move in the market would be
reduced quotations for gasoline. , .
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Norfolk, Va., Aug. ,3. Somewhere
out in the Atlantic today the German
merchant submarine Deutschland and
allied warships were believed to be
playing hidc-and-seck as tl)e undersea
boat sped homeward after passing out
the Virginia capes last night.
The Deutschland submberged a mile
off the coast shortly before 9 o'clock
and so far as known here was unob
served by the allied warship patrol
guarding the capes against its escape.
One of the last acts of Captain
Koenig and his crew, according to
Captain Hinch of the tug Timmins,
which acted as its convoy from Balti
more to the capes, was to stand on the
deck of the submersible and give three
rousing cheers for America and the
American people.
The final dash was virtually without
incident, eighteen ot tne miles up
the Chesapeake bay, at the crossing
of the Old Point and Cape Henry
channels, the submarine began to gain
speed and soon was hurrying toward
the Atlantic. With only a slight de
lay after reaching the canes, it dashed
into the sea and submerged. Only
one warship, a United states torpedo
destroyer, was sighted by the sub
mersible in its entire trip from Bal
timore. At Cape Henry today one two-funnel
warship was visible lying out be
yond the three-mile limit.
Borland Insists
That Meat Trust
Is Still Active
Washington, Aug.- 3. Representa-"
tive Borland of Missouri renewed his
charges of a beef trust in the house
today and demanded action on his
resolution proposing an investiga
tion of meat prices by the Federal
Trade commission. He asserted that
packers were " dividing enormous
dividends while they charged con
sumers war prices and had tried to
stifle the proposal for an inquiry be
cause they feared publicity.
The Borland resolution, he pointed
out now, had been before the judi
ciary committee for six months, dur
ing which live stock prices had been
going steadily upward.
Mrs. Chamberlain
And Mr. Carnegie
- Married at London
London, Aug. 3. Mrs. Joseph
Chamberlain, widow of the late Brit
ish statesman, and the Rev. William
Hartley Carnegie, rector of St. Mar
garet's and canon of Westminster,
were married at Westminster Abbey
at 8 o'clock this evening. The cere
mony was very simple and quiet.
Mrs. Chamberlain, before her mar
riage, was Miss Mary Endicott of
Massachusetts, daughter of the late
William C. Endicott, secretary of war
in President Cleveland's cabinet. She
married Joseph Chamberlain when he
was colonial secretary under the late
marquis of Salisbury.
Railroads Will Not
Take Explosives
Into Jersey City
rsfv Chv NT Aner TI,. --if
rnan, ntprtncr Torcoir Pit,, Un..i.
-.".O j.aj vnj nave
agreed not to bring in high explosives
into ineir terminals nere and will not
resist the edict nf thp ritv rnmmiKinn
requiring an inspection of every
freight train entering the city, it was
announced today by Frank Hague, di
rector of the public safety. The rail
roads asked the director today to
meet representatives in a conference
to discuss tne situation.
Davis Elected Vice
Chancellor by the
Pythian Knights
Portland, Ore., Aug. 3. Charles S.
Davis of Denver, was elected supreme
vice chancellor of the Knights of
Pythias today after the supreme lodge
had spent more than three hours in
hearing speeches .nominating four
candidates for the office, which leads
automatically to the highest office
within the gift of the order.
One Zeppelin
Raider Disabled
London, Aug. 3. Six German air
ships took j)art in the raid on the
eastern counties of England this
morning, according to an official an
nouncement issued thil afternoon,
which says that eighty bombs are
reported to have been dropped. Nine
horses were killed and three horses
were injured, the statement adds.
Ymuidep, Holland, Aug. 3. (Via
London.) The L-ll, one of the Zep
pelins which flew along the Dutch
coast, was apparently damaged. Its
motors were working badly and the
ship had a heavy list. The Dutch
coast guards fired on it and they be
lieve it was hit
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STATE MERCHANTS
. BUYING, HEAVILY
This Gives Railroads Full Oar
to Bring Grain to the
Metropolis.
GRAIN IS MOVING EARLIER
Threshing is going on rapidly and
all the railroads are running as heavy
traffic as their equipment will allow.
One feature which will help the
movement of the crops, in the opinion
of E. P. Hennessey oi the Rock Is
land, is that western merchants are
buying heavily for the fall and winter
seasons and this brings many loaded
freight cars into the west which can
be filled with eastbound grain. The
Union Pacific says that it still has cars
enough for the grain movement.
The Missouri Pacific has sent out
cards to its agents and regular cus
tomers urging that cars should be
loaded as soon after receipt "as pos
sible and requesting consignors not
to order cars for delivery before they
need them. ,
W. W. Johnston, freight agent of
the Burlington, says that the railroads
are going to be rushed, but he antici
pates no such problem as all the rail
roads were called on to handle last
year, when the weather during the
harvest season was so wet that very
little wheat was shipped until Septem
ber and October and began to con
flict With the movement of the new
corn.
Winnipeg Officials
Deny Extensive
Damage by Rust
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 3. Asser
tions by private grain experts that
black rust and blights have caused
serious damage to the wheat crops
of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, are
denied in official statements issued by
the respective provincial governments.
While the unofficial reports declared
the wheat crop virtually was wioed
out in some districts, the Manitoba
department of agriculture, in a state
ment says today bub 16 per cent of
the spring wheat area is affected. The
Saskatchewan government has denied
all reports of black rust, but says
there is some red rust in a few south
ern districts, where inconsequential
damage has been done.
The Manitoba government says the
affected fields are mostly in the Red
river valley and its affluents, between
Winnipeg and the international boun
dary, an area sixty miles deep and ex
tending west as far as Morden. Every
where else in the province excellent
conditions are said to exist.
Even taking into consideration the
unofficial reports, there is every pros
pect of a god average yield for the
entire territory, local grain men say.
Man Accidentally ,.
, Killed at Genng
Gering, Nebc, Aug. 3. (Special.)
A. O. Eolev. a machine erector em
ployed by the Great Western Sugar
company here, died at 5 o'clock yes
terday afternoon as the result of an
internal nemorrnage wnicn lie sus
tained earlier in the afternoon while
unloading a car of twelve-inch cast
iron pipe. One of the pipes rolled
off on the ground and then bounced
and rolled over Mr. Epley. The pipe
was for use in the addition to the
sugar plant which is being built here.
The Union Pacific has constructed
about four miles of siding duriig the
summer in connection with the ex
tensions to the factory.
Literacy Test Law
1 Probably Rejected
Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. 3. Es
timates of the majority polled against
the proposed literacy test amendment
voted on Monday last in thirty-seven
of the seventy-seven counties of the
state today ranged trom 4.UUU to H.UOO.
No county so far has reported its of
ficial vote.
ADSTRIANS TAKE
ITALIAN SDBSEA
Giacinto Pullino and Crew Cap
tured in Upper Adriatio and
Brought to Pola.
DROP SHELLS ON DURAZZO
Vienna, Aug. 2. (Via London, Aug.
3.) The Italian submarine Giacinto
PuUino has been captured by the Aus
trians in the north Adriatic and
brought to Pola, according to an of
ficial announcement. The submarine
was almost undamaged and its entire,
crew of twenty-one were taken pris
oner. The details of the capture have
not been made public.
Austrians Bombard Bisceglie.'
Rome, Aug. 3. (Via Paris.) An
official statement, issued today, says
that two Austrian destroyers shelled
Bisceglie, an Italian seaport on the
Adriatic, near Bari. The statement
follows:
"Two enemy destroyers shelled Bis
ceglie, a district which possesses no
defenses. Six persons were wounded,
two of them women, seriously. The
material damage was slight.
"Nine Italian aeroplanes bombard
er Durazzo this morning with great
effect. A large number of bombs fell
on wharves, buildings and the aero
drome. Al the machines returned ex
cept one, which broke down and had
to land in enemy territory."
Seventeen Known
Deaths from High
yVater in Tennessee
Middlesboro, Ky., Aug. 3. Members
of a rescue party who returned from
Tazewell, Tenn., this afternoon re
ported that seventeen persons are
known to have lost their lives in the
vicinity of Tazewell as a result of a
cloudburst. last night. Some persons
still have ifiot been accounted for and
it is believed that the death list will
reach thirty.
Tazewell, Tenn., Aug. 3. Nine per
sons are known to be dead and thirty
or more are reported missing as a
result of a cloud burst on Barren
creek, in Claidborne county last night.
The property loss is heavy.
The territory deluged by the tor
rential rain extended a mile in width
and six miles in length.
An unconfirmed report states that
about twenty miles of the Middles
boro branch of the Southern railway
is under water and that one or more
railroad trestles were carried away by
the water.
The known dead are Robert John
son, his wife and two children; Mrs.
Wiley and two children and . Rush
Hargeson and wife.
The home of Crockett Edmund
son was destroyed. No trace of the
family has been found. '
Farm Loan Board
Will Meet Aug. 7
Washington, Aug. 3. Secretary
McAdoo, chairman ex-officio of the
new farm loan board, today notified
the four appointive members of their
confirmation by the senate and called
a meeting here August 7, when the
work of organizing the new system
will be inaugurated.
The board will start hearings
throughout the country for the pur
pose of dividing the United States into
twelve federal land bank districts.
President Wilson in the meantime
will have named an executive head of
the board to be known as the farm
loan commissioner. Herbert Quick
and George W. Norris are spoken of
for the place.
Actual operation of the farm loan
system probably will not be begun
before next spring.
Colpetzer Estate is
Appraised at $192,560
Thelreport to coUnty court of Anan
Raymond, appraiser of the estate of
the late Frank Colpetzer, president of
the Chicago Lumber company, values
the estate at $192,560.
WAITING FOR THE
WORD FROM MEXICO
Washington Ready to Iron Ou
Mexican Matters When Car
ranza Names Oommission.
POWER 0T THE BODY
Washington, Aug. 3. The final
word from General Carranza necess
arry to initiate organization of the
joint commission for settlement of
border disputes is expected to reach
Washington in a day or so and offi
cials say the commission's delibera
tions may begin within a week or ten
days.
Official announcement in Mexico
City today that Mexican commission
ers had been selected was taken as a
sign that the American suggestion
broadening he-scepe-of subjects (0 be
considered at the conference prob
abljMiad been accepted. ' . ,
Likely Acceptable.
While no formal comment was
made at the department there was
nothing to indicate that the three
commissioners named, Messrs. Ca
brera, Bonillas and Pani, would not
be entirely acceptable to department
officials. President Wilson has a score
of men under consideration for ap
pointment as the American represent
atives, but it is understood he has
not attempted so far to make a
choice.
There are many indications that a
high army officer would be one of
those selected by the president be
cause of the military anture of the
matters to be considered. Major Gen
eral Goethals has been mentioned.
Other men under consideration in
clude members of the United States
supreme court and men in financial
circles.
Won't Discuss Matter.
Department officials have refused
to discuss what matters in addition
to the military situation on the border
they desire the commission to treat
It is known, however, that the pos
sibility of arranging financial aid for
the defacto government has been
talked over. r
The commission's power will be
only that of recommendation. What
ever plan it may propose, either for
settling the border situation for with
drawal of American troops from Mex
ico or for any other purpose must be
ratified before it is in any way bind
ing upon either government. .
Several Villista
Leaders Captured
Chihuahua City, Mex Aug. 3
Several important Villista leaders
have been captured or have surren
dered to government troops within
the last few days, General Jacinto
Trevino announced today. Among
the prisoners taKen at Cerro Gordo
and brought here today were Gabriel
Valldivieso, a former Villa general;
Gregono Caso, formerly a Villa lieu
tenant colonel, and two so-call.d lieu
tenants. General Hilario Rodriguez reported
from La Mancha that he had received
the surrender of Laiareo Avalos, who
held a general's commisssion under
Villa, together with fifty-one men,
While Tprin Xfnrolaa " en.tl.J l
onel, with forty-five' men, also has
given nimseu up.
Colonel Jesus Leal, chief of staff
to General Trevino, left today for n
inspection trip to Saltillo, Torreon
and Mo'ntere -. treliminary to the re
disposition of some of the forces of
the army of the northeast.
Hughes Cannot Address
Women's Convention
Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 3.
That Charles E. Hughes, nominee of
the republican party for president,
will be unable to deliver an address
before the national conference of the
woman's party, to be held in this city
next iMiek, was the announcement
made in a message received today
from Miss Alice Paul, suffrage leader
in New York city. Mr. Hughes, in
declining the invitation of the Na
tional Woman's party, it was said, ex
pressed sincere regret at his inability
to address the conference and stated
that his numerous engagements would
make it impossible. ,
FRENCH MAKING
GAINS TO NORTH
OF VERDUN FORTS
Paris Official Report An
nounces Substantial Pro :
gross to the South of 1 1
Fleury. ' i
FIGHTS NORTH OF SOMME
German Offioial Report Ad,
mits Loss of Trenches at
Two Points.
RUSS EVADE GAS ATTACKS
Paris, Aug. 3. North of the River
Somme several German attempts last
night against the French position at
Monacu farm were repulsed, it was
officially announced by the French
war office this afternoon. The French
troops organized their new positions ,
between Monacu farm and Hem wood.
South of the Somme a German
counter attack at Estrees failed.
Several violent German counter at
tacks on the trenches' taken by the
French yesterday on the right bank
of the Meuse, the statement adds,
were everywhere stopped by the screen
of infantry fire. In this region, which is
north of the fortress of Verdun, the
French made substantial progress to
the south of Fleury. Since the first
of August the French have captured
1,100 Germans on this bank.
On the left bank of the Meuse an
intense artillery duel continues, but
there has been no infantry action.
In the Somme sector, Sergeant
Chainat of the French aviation corps,
brought down two German machines,
which makes a total of eight brought
down by this aviator.
Germans Admit Reverses.
" Berlin, Aug. 3. (Via London.)-
French troops have penetrated the
German lines on Monacu farm in the
region of the River Somme, and have
taken a trench section to the north of
that position, says the official state
ment given out today by the German
army headquarters.
In the region north" of the fortress
of Verdun, the announcement says
the French have recaptured a trench
section which they had lost in the
Laufet wood. ; .
Russians Evade Gas Attacks.
Petrograd, Aug. 3. (Via London.)'
"On the night of Augugst 2, in the
Russian statement issued today, "the
enemy launched gas attacks on both
sides of the railway. The attack
opened at 1 o'clock in the morning
and the gas was released six times
with intervals between the waves. The
gas attacks finished at 6 o'clock in
the morning.
"The use of gas was discovered in
good time, with the result that the
Germans, who wee following the gas
attacks, were, on attempting to ad
vance, met with rifle r.nd machine gun
fire and suffered severe losses.
"The enemy did not even succeed
in getting outside of his own wire en
tanglements and rapidly returned to
his trenches. '
r British Official Report .
London, Aug. 3."During the night
we continued the work of consolidat
ing the ground which we had gained
and in opening up communication
trenches," saya the British official
statement, issued today. "Our guns
were active and the enemy'i r.rtillery
retaliated briskly during- the evening
along our front from Maltz farm to
Longueval, also on the woods of Ma
metz, Fricourt and Becourt and the
village of Pozieres. His fire slackened
off at dawn. The enemy exploded a
small mine near Souchez. It caused
no casualties and did little damage."
Fresh Bush Fires
' Threaten Towns in
; Northern Ontario
Toronto, Ont, Aug. 3. Refugees
who arrived here today1 stated that a
bush fire of alarming proportions was
threatening Timko, twenty-six miles
from Englehart.
Englehart itself is in danger from
another bush fire and the people there
are ready for a sudden departure by
train if forced to give up their homes.
The men are well organized to fight
fire "and they will endeavor to keep
the flames from the houses.
Fires are reported also at Osborne,
Bushell and Otto, some forty miles
from Englehart, and at Boston Creek
a serious fire is raging. ,
All of these fires have sprung up
since the rain. Many persons have
left the threatened places and are at
North Bay. Temiskaning and north
ern Ontario railroad men report a
bad fire at McCool.
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