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   Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1915, Washington, District Of Columbia                               ROOMS Can be rented the med- ium of classified columns. service Is free. Weather Unsettled today, probably 'showers; tomorrow partly cloudy; light southerly Temperature 84; minimum, 69. WASHINGTON: THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1915.-SIXTEEN PAGES. Reported Missing After Liner Armenian WAS FROM NEWPORMEWS Gravity oflfcilerjt Depends on of Vessel. as u by It is Assert and Geiard Called on for Details. That 29 Men Perished, and by of U-88. CANADIAN PREMIER SAILS FOR ENGLAND 7ive Americans on Liner as Sir Robert Departs to Arrange for More Troops. Special to Washington Post. New York. June a cargo estimated at tons and with 420 passengers, Including; five Americans, he steamship 'Adriatic, of the White Star Line, steamed for Liverpool to- day Automobile trucks and tractor engines, to the number of 120 were decks. The passengers in- cluded 45 In the flrst cabin, 100 In the second and 275 in the third Sir Robert L Borden, premier of Can- ada, was a passenger Sir Cecil Spring- Rice, British Ambassador at Washing- ton, was at the pier to bid him bon voyage Sir Robert Is going to consult with the British cabinet on the finan- cial situation and the shipment of troops Capt F Conway Jenkins, of the royal British aviation corps, another passenger, was here for four months negotiating with J F Morgan Co regarding the purchase of war muni- tions Another passenger was Dr. Charles Sarolea, Belgian consul to Edinburgh, who has delivered 47 lec- tures throughout the country on condi- tions in Belgium. TORTURED, SHE SAYS, ALL DAY BY POLICE freight liner Ar- flying the British flag and mulei from Newport Nev England, was torpedoed aft'd rB.il pn night by theGaraan ijews who la Gol F 38 off Cornwall, Eng- a scorfc of American mule- aboard are reported lost, ac- .cordifcf to messages received by the State Department yesterday from >hn S Armstrong, Jr, at Twenty-nine men in all and ten Injured Sensation Here. created a sensation in as it was the first loss of American lives since nking of the Lusitania The y. of the incident, however, de- almost entirely on whether the [antan was chartered by the Brlt- (ovevninent and was ki fart -a of war, aboard which ?rleans would- sail at their own or wfiether she was an unarmed erehantman Page Is Asked for Details. Jf the ship was merely a merchant- an. even though carrying contraband alilp.should have_been subjected to visit and search and those aboard transferred to a place of safetv befor< thi destruction of the vessel was at s pled. i the absence of official Information ,hese points officials declined to sav t effect the sinking of the Armenian oulrt'have on pending negotiations be tween the United States and Germany Immediate Inquiry directed, how to Ambassador Page, at London to secure more details, and when Sec retarv Lansing returns today Ambassa Gerard wUI be Hqstructed to In Qtttre of the German admiralty as to it; report At Least One Shell Fired. Jfrom tho messages received 1t ap pears that, In addition to the torpedo at least one ahot was fired from a dis appearing rifle The consul's report saU the wlieless, house was "taken by seo ond shot" It was not made clear the Armenian was first ordered to halt and resisted capture, requiring a second shot, or whether the s-ib marine attacked without warning Th fact that the number of the submarln was Indicated that she had com to the aurfaJce make the attack Mules are contraband, ot war, accord to all tH? lists of thp belligerents so there can be no flotdbf. as to the con traband character of Armenian' Make Sure of OffeftaU will rnake'atr effort to learn pwever whether tVe vessel was anie whethej- she'wns a paA of 'h tbh forces opinion the State Department on the cas All the --dispatches received wer  night, June 20, Mi and Mrs Aldrich returned a dinner party at about midnight. She wore her necHlace on occasion When she retirea ahe placed it In a pink satche in tha right-hand drawer of her dresser with ring Mrs Aldrlch arose at about 9 o'clock suffering from sharp pains in her eyes a severe headache and nausea, every syrapton of having been anesthetized Nor did these Indications leave her as the day wore on She felt so ill that she did not Jeave her room during the day dressed for dinner at o'clock. Then, when she was ready for the finishing touch, her pearls, she looked in the drawer The satchel was there just as she had closed it the night before. But the pearls were gone All Search Fruitless. Thinking she bad mislaid them Mrs Aldrlch told only her ma'd, Marie, of thelf disappearance and together mis- tress and majd_ searched diligently for Mr, J Aldrich joined the hunt Quietly, they Questioned the servants Liter1 Mr. Aldrlch telepHcmed 'detectives. STee panclnc at Great 'Drain-Fire" a Terrible Ordeal Along tlie German Front, Take Two Trenches East of Saglin Dere, Fivjs 'to West, OFTEN WIPE OUT TRENCHES Heavy Artillery' Attack Like "Lifting Lid of Hell." Rain of Steel and Flame Must Be Expe- rienced to Be Realized, Say Officers at Just Can't De- clares Soldier After Storm Passes. Projectiles Burst Two a Second, Throwing Up Streams of Human Frag- ments and Tenton Mor- tars Open Up in a Gigantic Response. BT KARL H. TON WIfcGAlVD. With Crown Prince Rupprecht's army, north of Arras, June 23. (by courier to Berlin and The "Only artillery How few people have any conception or real- ization of these words, now seen often in the official report. The Germans have coined and added a new word to the artillery vocabulary or also called whirlpool or cyclone flre, but more graphically de- scribed to nra by an officer today as "hell's fireworks." Region of Perpetual Thunder. Between Arras and Ypres is a region of perpetual thunder made by man In which the god of lightning and thun- derbolts stands little chance There are general thunderstorms on this stretch and local ones of terrible In- tensity. From break of dawn through- out the day and night the cannon roar A low, muffled, angry growl in the distance grows, swells Into gigantic chorus of brazen throats, which usuall) reaches the highest pitch of its hellish crescendo between 4 and 8 in the even- ing, varying and changing up and down as if a hand were being run over piano keys connected with the guns The artillery duels and trommelfeu begin with a salvo of from four to twenty-four guns, and soon more than 120 guns are concentrating on one short trench of Germans Now the roar sounds like the steady roll of a gi- gantic drum, like a Niagara It Is im- possible to mark the division between shots. Two Shells a Second. More than two shells a second are bursting on the trench, where the de- tonations are like the exhaust of an autontobile, and the ridge Is wrapper In thick, yellowish smoke and flre The screaming shells are coming so fast they sound like one prolonged shriek "It seemed as though the lid of hell was taken said an officer, who de- scribed what happened to a trench ol his regiment "In the rain of shells the men crawled to the bombproofs or threw themselves flat In the trench their faces to the ground, covering their heads against the fumes and flre which enwrapped them "There were fountains of blood, heads arms and clothing In places the trench disappeared, marked only bv the huge craters of shells The men lying In the trench or bombproofs were stunned and covered with dirt, man} perhaps suffocated or buried alive It was a roaring inferno Like Bolts of Lightning. "Just imagine that a lightning bolt strikes near you, and that it is f lowed bj others In succession so fas you can't count them that's what hap- pened to the trommelfeuer trench Those still living wrap their coats around their heads and put their fingers In their ears to save their eardrums "Like a volcanic eruption came smoke flre and gas, gejsers of dirt high in the air, detonations, explosions, shrieks and through it all the bursting rain of ragged, razor-edged fragments of shells, cutting, ripping, tearing The barbedwire entanglements disappeared so had the" first trench, where, for- tunatelj, comparatively few had been ordered to hold It The others were withdrawn to the second and third trenches when the French began drum mlng, to be rushed forward should the French attempt to storm Line Holds Fast. Those In the flrst trench not torn be- yond semblance of humanity or burled alive had taken refuge in the shell craters One machine gun remained, the others were bnrled or smashed to bits. The division commander remarked to me that from the observation stand It dldn' seem conceivable that a human being cpuiu survive tnat iron whirlwind, "bu the line held." I asked one man who returned, wha his thoughts were. '1 didn't he replied, "you can't think. It's Just one long-, concentrated agony It's got to be felt to be understood." Copyright 1015, hy the Frew Publishing Co. o Ti alls, .s.t. A Ohio Ry. Reduced Rate" for 4th of July to White Sulphur and Ho Springs July 2; return July Tenton Advance in Galicia Men- aces Capital of Poland, SAY TURKS LEFT DEAD HOPE TO SPLIT MUSCOVITES Constantinople Reports Win- ning Two Lines on Same Day. Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton Declares That Border Regiment Charged "Like Hounds Pouring Out of Scots and Royal Fusiliers Praised for Steady Hold Part of Trenches on the Right, Despite Severe of That Krlthia Must Soon Be Captured. Desperate Actions Are Continued as Troops Fail Duke Nich- olas Realizes Peril and Battles to Pre- vent Wedge Being Driven Through His Giving Ground Pre- cipitately North and Northwest of Keep Up Their Invasion of Russian Territory. London, June A British offi- cial statement issued today dealing with the operations in the Darda- nelles announces that two lines of Turkish trenches have been captured ;o the east of Saghir Dere and that five lines have been stormed to the west of that place. According to an Athens cable, dead Turks were found on the Held. Gen. Hamilton's Plan. The official statement says that the plan was to throw forward the left of Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton's line southT east of Krlthia apd to establish a new .ine facing the east on the ground gained, capturing In succession two lines of Turkish trenches east of Saghir Dere and five lines to the west. x> o JI "AH and more than from the operations nas been the statement adds i Gains Denied by Turks. According to an Amsterdam dispatch, however, the allies' gains are denied by the Turks, who assert that It was their troops and not the Anglo-French ho captured the lines of trenches The message reads "An official communication Issued at Constantinople today announces that the Anglo-French forces on June 28 twice attacked the Turkish left wing at CONTITWED ON FIFTH PAGE TURK NAS UPPER HAND Outnumbers Allies Two to One in Dardanelles Region. MEN BEAVE, FORTS SPLENDID Under German Leadership, Writes Eng- lish Correspondent, Works Have Been Thoroughly Organized and Bristle With England Not to Expect a Spe-edy Forcing of the Straits. London, July 1 (Thursday) i trip under Turkish auspices along th< whole line of forts guarding the Bar danelles the Constantinople correspond ent of the Dailv Telegraph declares thai it is impossible to expect a speed; forcing of the straits bv the allies "The Turks have taken advantage o: past three months to Increase 1m menselv their defensive resources, unti the whole path which the Franco-Brit- ons must travel is one great fortress bristling with artlllerv, crowded with troops excellently trained, well equip and undeniably says thi correspondent Preparations Are Thorough. "The presence of numerous German officers and men Is a guarantee tha all the preparations are being made with Teutonic thoroughness "The forts all are built along the same lines, the walls being raised abou 30 feet above the foundations and con structed about 60 feet deep of revetted earth, w 1th usually eight embrasures with a 6-lnch gun In each These guns are of the old type and lack the rapid flre features of the most modern artll lery, but this Is no great handicap In operating against ships In the narrow passage Shells Have Little Effect. "The ships' shells have no appreciable effect on the fortresses unless thej make a direct hit on the gun embra aurea, which Is difficult marksmanship "The Turkish troops outnumber th allies In Galllpoll two to one and hav all the advantage of salient positions' f 12.fo Niagara FalU and Return R12.OC Baltimore and Ohio, from Washing ton, ,7 46 a m. July 3. Tickets valid returning within 16 days. 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