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VOL. XLV NO. 37.,
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 31, 1915.-TWELVE PAOES.
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SNIPERS KILL TWO
AT PORT AU PRINCE
Admiral Caperton Reports Casual
ties Caused by Irregulars
Among IT. S. Landing
YANKEES RETURN THE FIRE
aval Official Announces No Further
Disorders During the
OUTSIDE ATTACK REPULSED
WASHINGTON, July 30. Two
Americans of the landing force from
the cruleer Washington werektlled
at Port Au Prince, according to a
message from Admiral Caperton, re
The men, members of a patrol, were
fhot from ambush by sniper last night,
Admiral Caperton reported. The marinus
itetumed the fire -and no further dls
Iturbances occurred during the nirht The
ernes of the killed were withheld at the
,The names of the two men killed as
announced later, are William Oompera
Eesnisn, 107 Stockton street, Brooklyn,
Ji. y and Caaon S. Whllehurst, ordinary
eeman, 0S Clay avenue, Norfolk, Va.
Admiral Caperton reported the town
rae attacked from the south at 8 o'clock
last night. He had been warned, dis
posed his forces for defense and repulsed
It. He aald there was no alarm. .The
two men were killed In the sniping from
the brush in the,, outskirts. '
A statement issued by the Navy de
' "Admiral Caperton reports from Port
Au Prince that owing to a report that
the town would likely be attacked during
the night that he made disposition of his
forces for defense at 6 p. m. Attack
from the south - about S p. m. Sniping
from brush In outskirts of town. Two
killed in the seamen battalion, nono
wounded. .Successfully repulsed attack.
Maintained quiet and order in Interior
of city throughout night."
Young Man Ground
To Death as Body is
. Dragged Over Street
HASTINGS, Neb,. July 0.-(Speclel eTl
efcrm -Jele oDty, a young farmer
met death here tonight In a runaway.
He wm loading ..lumber at the ( Oliver
Lumber yardsjtvhen bis team "became
' frightened And Inched aTiead. He grabbed
for, the lines and was pulled close to The
horses" and rendered fcelpleest when hie
body was ' pinched between the Rouble
trees. Toung Doty was dragged through
the crowded streets ever the pavements
for 'several blocks. When picked up the
youtig man's head was practically ground
Ira Doty, a brother of the victim, vai
atendfnff at' t.e Mrnr rf flir atrAAi
tand Hastings avenue when the runaway Ura decltra h Jo not tnat u u
were sighted daehlng down First street. necessary for hlin to make such a de
"Lefs see who" it ft.'- Mr. Doty ei- mnd- H llev the demand he made
elatmed. and with the companion dashed wU1 prdv u"l:lnt-i M:'
after the runaway I Mr- Weaterfleld declared a further check
The men were the first on the scene i ot th 'un, 1 b ceMnr t
and when the young man's llfele body j ublul tht xlu:t bal,Lrc iv the..01:
Was picked up on ftouth Denver avenue, J ' To Pr t Differed.
It was then that Mr. Doty recognised his'1 After Treasurer t're receipted for the
Brother. An ambulance waa called and
lie was taken to a hospital.
. In Battle of Gorizia
ctrvmrM. ,,,, '. v
ASJSS the Italian. ,
Gorlaia. with 170,000. men Including 80.000
Bavarians, ou the night of July ai, with
disastrous results. The Austrian losses
"On the followinr dav a florr. Am.
trlan attack on the Carso plateau alro
waa repulsed. .
'The Italians hold all the positions they
have captured In the laet fifteen daya,
except the advanced trenches before Gori
ala, which' have tteen evacuated." ...
Forecast tUl T p. m. Saturday:
For Nebraska Cloudy; not
change tn temperature.
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WIS. UN. 1918. int. I
Jllffhest yesterday ..
lxest yesterday ..,
Mean temperature .
.0 65 ,7
7 7 9
0 .U T
Temperature and precipitation
Rartur-a from the normal:
ormal temperature ,
Excas for the day
Tutiil deficiency since March 1
Normal precuKation 11 inch
total rainfall sinca MarLn inches
r.ii ess sines March 1 96 inch
leflclrncv far cor. Dprfoi 1 fil 4 I 71 ( n
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etatloe ar.d ptate
7 p. in. eat.
.... S U
jKwijon. rain in
l'enver, clear tn
Ix alotnea, part, cloudv M
put Cliy. part, cloudy M
Lei.dor, imrtly cloudy
ha lU City rain
Pit Lske City, clear..
t-ania te, clear
hi,i-tlan. clo d
f-lou fity, clar
T ' Uidk-atf trace of preoipltatinn
X A. tLSW, Local t uiecaeur.
CHARGE OF THE CRIPPLED BRIGADE Wounded French soldiers hobbling to their
luncheon at the military hospital at Aznberdieu, France.
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IN MOSTJF MONEY
Gives Ure All He Demands Except
About Four Thousand, Which
He Says is Not Due.
AGREES TO PAY DIFFERENCE
Ellery . Westerfield and bis at
torney, A. C. Pancoast, presented to
Treasurer Ure certified checks In
totaf amount of $132,937.02. being
$4,051.61 less than the,;- total of
$136,988.63 claimed by the city de
partment of accounts and . finances
to be due. -' -
The city reported a shortage of
$21,048.81, but Mr. Westerfield
claims It is $16,997.20,, which he has
turned In with the other balance.
'There are credits in. the fiscal agen
cies which the city did not take Into con
sideration, and ' there are other. Items
which I should be credited with," slated
Mr. Westerfield. '
The former treasurer of Pundee doe
net maintain he is positively sure whether
the total amount - he- paid tn 'Is -correct,
and he conceded it may be more or less,
but aays be la "reammably ure," he paid
in the correct total. , , '
, Vw" Aeeepta Tbeeka. - ' -
Treasurer Ure accepted the certified
checks "on the Omaha National and the
Htate banks; The treasurer made a de
mand for "all funds due the village of
Dundee." Corporation Counsel Lambert
asked the treasurer, to. make specific.
demand for 121,048.(1 shortage," but Mr.
certified checks presented by Wester
field, the latter gave the treasurer a
signed agreement which reads: "I agree
to par in cash any further amount that
is shown due from me as treasurer of
tho village of Dundee, ' requesting the
privilege of checking the accounts."
j The written demand served by Treas-
urer l7re upon Mr. Westerfield read: As
' t of the city of Omaha. I hereby
! Drdfc:,.orn.y0toT. SS
' me " ,u?d, blo,nln to the village
! of .w k.fc. M,
In to the certified checks. Mr.
j Westerfield turned over securities in the
i of SH.788.M.
Magaey Holds Back.
At the present status of the case the
county attorney told the mayor ' and
corporation counsel he does not feel
justified lr, starting a criminal pro
ceeding against Westerfield.
To the cty of fleets Mr.'Magney made
ths statement: "I think the publlo be
lieves Westerfield Is guilty of at least
diverting public funds, but In view of
the fact that Westerfield returned of
bs own accord ana is here reaay to turn statement on .Wednesday. 'admitted hav
over whatever funds are due, I do not ling received the money and distributing
believe you could . get a conviction in
During the conference in the county at
torney's office Corporation Counsel Lam
bert said he believed Westerfield Is guilty
of embenlement, but he coincided with
the view of the county attorney, namely,
that on the present evidence a conviction
rould not reasonably be expected.
"Suppose we show that the money
'Con t mud oen Page Three, Column Four.)
American Says '
T n 1111 t
iiosses oi Allies in
o!f BERLIN. July .-By Wireless to Bay
I vtlle.) A dispatch from Athene to ths
Overseas News agancy sayst
Tne American cruiser wortii Carolina
recently returned to Greece from an es-
i Undel trlp th W,r "OM- Tn 0"""r
of the ship told an acquaintance that
h. - t i . u - . - -1 1 ,
. 1 " " - v. .ioo .inriii, in
heretofore reported. The Australian and
Irish detachments were almost annihi
lated. "The attempts to storm the rocky steep
heights on the Asiatic side ot the straits
were termed by these officers as simple
)! Insanity. Turkish machine guns, led by
the Germans, fought with great fury.
"Wounded English .officers at Alexan.
drla spoke with the. highest admiration
of their antagonists. One Australian
regiment of I.OuO men returned from a
charge sixty-seven strong. These were
wounded. Their comrades were dead.
Germans Force Crossing of Vistula;
Capture Several Thousand Russians
BERIJN, July .-(Via London.)-The
German army headquarters stntf today
Issued the follow' lng official statement:
Western theater: Near Perthes, In the
Champagne region, both sides exploded
mines. Ours destroyed a French flanking
trench northwest of Perthes.
"In the flrest of Le Pretre, a french
attack collapsed before our Infantry and
artillery fire, when in front of our
"In the Vosges, yesterday afternoon th
enemy again attacked our line at Unge
kopf. Hand to hand fighting for posses
sion of this position had not yet come
to a conclusion.
"Two English airmen were obliged to
descend no the water, near the coast,
and were, captured.
Eastern theater: The situation ,1s un
changed. ."Southeastern . theater: Troops , of the
army of General Woyrsch eayly in the
morning of July 28 forced a crossing of
the Vistula at several points betwen the
confluence of the PUIca and Koslenloe
OKHMA CABINET : -'
RESIGNS IN BODY
Parliamentary ' Election .; Bribery
Scandal Brings About Downfall .
of Ministry in Japan.
MAY. ASK PREMIER TO REMAIN
TOKIO, July $0. The Japanese
cabinet, beaded by Count Okuma as
premier. Baa tendered Its resignation
to Emperor YosMto. This action fol
lowed the resignation yesterday of
Viscount - Oura, minister, of . the . in
terior, following an investigation by
the ministry of Justice into bribery
charges resulting from the . parlia
mentary elections last March. Vis
count Oura's resignation-was sanc
tioned by the emperor after, a report
on the situation bad been made to
him by Count Okuma.
Premier Okvma believed he should hold
himself responsible for the acts of the.
members of his '-abinet, waa the first
to tender his resignation. The other
ministers Immediately decided to follow
the example of their chief.
After receiving Count Okuma, the em
peror" sumnSoned the elder statemen for
a conference. A cabinet change at this
time Is unpopular with the publlo because
or the war. ' .
Two Cases of Bribery. -Two
cases havt oeen mentioned as re
sponsible for the crisis. - The first was
the charge that 10,000 yen O5.000) had
been offered Viscount Oura. by a eandU
aate ror the house as the price for keep
ing a rival candidate out of the field
The minister of the interior denied hav
ing accepted this bribe, but K. Havaahlda.
i chief secretary of the lower house. In a
it for campaign purpoeee.
The second case involves two repre
sentatives charged with accepting bribes
to desert the Belyukal, or conservative
party, and support the government In Its
campaign for an Increase in the army.
The elder' statesmen will meet tomorrow
and it is considered probable they will ad
vise that' Count Okuma be invited to
letaln the office of premier and reon
struct the cabinet. The nam of Count
Terauchl, governor general of Korea, also
has been suggested, however, tor the post
. Maaero Faaally Re a a too. .
EL PASO, Tex. July . Generals
Baoul and Emtllo Madero, commanders of
dlvUlor.s of Villa's forces, arrived here
today to attend a reunion of the Madero
family. It wis said that they ram out
of Mexico with the consent of OenTal
Villa ar.d that their presence here had no
The 'Stop Off" campaign
fives plenty of room for
each individual resident to
help it along. Everyone
haa friend or relative
traveling acrota the country
these days.' Write them to
stop for a vi jit in Omaha.
I -atsxeafc i J mm - vaUe mmmmmrT-':Xt',
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1 $ A
(sixty-five miles northwest ef Sando
mleree). Fighting on the east bank Is
proceeding. Up to the present fto pris
oners and five machine tune have been
captured In these operations.
"Yesterday the Auatro-Qermans, under
Field Marshal von Mackensen, again re
sumed the offensive. West of the Vlepre,
German troops broke through the Rus
sian positions. In the evening we reached
the line of Plsaki Biskuplce and the rail
road running tat from those points. We
took many thousand prisoners and cap
tured three cannon.
"This success in the advance of the
Austro-Gerrft&n troops to the east of the
Vistula and the advance of the Prussian
Guard to Kurupe, northeast of Krasnto
stav, and of other German troops In the
district of Wojcs Wojslawloe, haa shaken
the . Russian front between the Vistula
and the Bug.
"This morning the Russians evacuated
their positions along the entire line and
are now only resisting to the north of
AVERS EASTLAND ,
: SAFE FOfi'2,600
Inspector, Asserts , Roomed ;Boat
Could .Carry, that Many if
RED FIELD IS TO TESTTTY
CHICAGO, July SO. N. B., Nel
son, supervising steamboat Inspector,
when questioned by Congressman
Sabath, during the Redfleld inquiry
here this afternoon, said the East
land was "abol.utely. safe for .8. BOO
persons It the ballast tanks were
- Secretary . Redfisld and Mr. Thai-man
asked permission to go before the state
grand Jury and their request was granted
by State's Attorney Hoyne..
Dissatisfaction with the progress ef
the Red field inquiry was expressed by
Max M. Korahak. assistant corporation
Rear Admiral David Watson Taylor,
chief of the Navy department's bureau
of construction, probably will be asked
by the city to supervise the examination
of all vessels plying out of Chicago har
bor, which was ordered by the council.
plan to span the Chicago river at
Clark street with an Eastland Memorial
bridge was aproved by the city officials
. . Clash Cornea. ,
The first clash of the Investigation
occurred when Michael Sullivan, assist
ant to State's. Attorney Hoyne, took up
the questioning of Inspector Held.
"You don't ask. fair questions," said
A. L. Thurman. solicitor of the Depart
ment ef Commerce. ....
"What you ask about the right of ap-'
peal from a local inspector to the euper
vising Inspector Is In the statutes. This
man la not a lawyer."
"If. this, man, .who. bad thousands ef
lives under his care, is not familiar
with the common practices of .the In
spection bureau, we want to know 1L"
Mr. - Sullivan replied, and repeated his
'The supervising inspector ' has the
power- te overrule the local" map," re
plied the -witness. :
"How -many times has that been donef"
sakod Mr. Sullivan.. ' t
' "New. give .him a, chance,", interrupted
Mr. Thurman. ....
"Oh. he U well protected." said Mr.
Sullivan. '-In how many instances have
there been appeals from your decision
as an Inspector?" he asked the witness.
"About four." was the reply.
The Erteksoa Arraaiaeat,
Held then sold that Mrs. Erlckson
wanted her husband on the Eastland so
that he could live la St Joseph. Mich.,
which was her home.
Lieutenant Colonel William A. Jud
son of the local government engineering
corps, testified concerning the depth ef
the river and said be did not believe
the boat could have grounded.
Illinois Regiment j
is Visiting Denverj
DENVER. Colo. July SO. The First !
regiment of the Illinois National Guard '
arrived In Denver today enroute home '
from the Panama-Pacific exposition. An
official call was made on Governor Carl
son and the regiment gave an exhibition
DIES. IN ELECTRIC
CHAIR AT SUNRISE
Former Police Lieutenant,, Con
Ticted of Murder of Herman
Rosenthal, is Executed in
Sing- Sing Prison.
WRITES DYING DECLARATION
He Reiterates His Statement that
Had No Part in Slaying- New
KEEPS COMPOSURE TO THE END
SINO SINO miSON; Oselnlng. N.
i ., July 80. Charles Becker was
put to death In the electric chair this
morning for the killing of Herman
Rosenthal, the Now York gambler.
The former New York police lieuten
ant retained his composure and pro-
nested his Innocence to the last. He
went to bis death with a photograph
of his wife pinned on his shirt over
his heart. Three shocks were given
before the prison physicians pro
nounced Becker dead at 5:65 o'clock.
Becker led the way to bis own ex-
ecutlon. The condemned man sat
up all night on the edge of his cot,
calmly talking to Deputy Warden
Charles II. Johnson.
"I bare got to face It," said Becker,
"and I am going to meet it quietly
and without trouble to anyone."
. The deputy warden left Becker
about an hour before the time set
for the execution, and when the
priests, Father W. FN Cashln, the
prison priest, and Fatnr Curry of
New York, came to administer the
last rites they found the man who
Instigated Herman Rosenthal's mur
der with his face resting on bis band
gazing at the prison floor. The
priests remained with falm to the end,
First Witnesses ArrJv.
It was shortly after I o'clock when the
first of the witnesses of the execution
began 1 to assemble outside the prison
walla. Quietly their namea were checked
ff by .Deputy Warden Johnson, who
directed them to take their their places
at a gateway that led directly to the
exeoutloa chamber. Then the witnesses
were led to the place of execution in a
new death house which had been built
adJelnins the eld execution chamber,
Where the f eur gunmea were pt-te4athej
ovee year ago .for, killing Rosenthali
Wben the witnesses were seated, Deputy
Warden Johnson nodded to the principal
keeper, rred Dorner. and., they left the
room through fta small wooden door that
led to the death cells beyond, where
Becker was praying with his spiritual
Becker rose to hie feet when he saw
Johnson and took a crucifix from the
hand of the prison priest. To Father
Curry, Becker gave his last messsge as
he took hie place at the head cf the file
of men that marched to the room ot
Final Dealal of Crlaae.
Becker s message, which he uttered to
the priest, wse:
"I am not guilty by deed, er conspiracy,
or in any other way ef the death ot
Rosenthal. I am sacrificed to ray friends.
Bear this message to the world and my
- The only time the police officer hesi
tated waa as he entered the execWon
room. It seemed to the witnesses as if
he was startled that the death chair was
so near at hand. He looked quickly at
the double row of witnesses, glanced at
the floor, swept with his eyes the whit
ened walls of the room and then suddenly,
as If coming to himself, walked briskly
over the rubber mat and seated himself
in the electric shalr. Behind Becker fol
lowed the prison priests, chanting a
prayer which was repeated by. the con
demned man. ...
"Jesus, Mary, Joseph, have mercy, en
my soul," nervously spoke Becker, as
deputy wardens stepped forward and ad
justed the electrodes. Hardly a minute
elapsed before the electrode was applied
to the right leg. After the electrode had
keen firmly adjusted against a shaven
spot on the back ot the condemned man's
head. . the state executioner looked at
Deputy Warden Johnson, who surveyed
the figure that was still mumbling ths
death prayer In the chair. Johnson half
turned his head, and the executioner
Jammed the switch.
Three Shocks Otrea.
The first shock lasted a full mlaute
and the executioner said that it was LttO
olts snd ten amperes in strength. It
came while Decker was still commending
hl soul to his Maker.
The two prison physicians stepped for
ward to txaralne the collapsed figure that
sat supported In the' death chair by the
thick black leather strap.
The stethoscope was applied to the
heart and Dr. CTisrle I'arr, the prism
physician, pressed his finger against the
artery In the neok. There was 'srtlU a
feeble fluttering of the heart.
The physician stepped back from the
rubber mst and again the electrie eur
rent pulsed through the body. The shock
laaten seven eaounds. The eurrenf was
then turned off. After a baety exami
nation Dr. Kerr asked that a third shock
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
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STATE WILL INDICT
Alleged Attempt to Whitewash the
Steamboat Service Causes Sen
' sation in Chicago.
MAYOR THOMPSON IHTJIONAKT
CHICAGO, July 30. Indictments
against persons directly or Indirectly
connected wltb the causes of tbe
Eastland disaster, even federal offi
cials, despite questions' of jurisdic
tion, may be returned before night
by the Cook county grand Jury,
State's Attorney Hoyne Intimated today.
Gossip about possible government
"whitewash" ot fedoral Inspection
service officials in the Investigation
by Secretary of Commerce Redfleld
caused Coroner Hoffman to request
divers and experts to keep check on
the government divers reported com
ing from Washington to Investigate
for the secretary,
The federal grand Jury empanelled
by Judge Landls today be nan the ex
amtnatlon of witnesses and under or
ders from the Judge a United States
marshal officially sclced the Teasel.
Tbe reason for tbe seicure of the
Eastland under a federal writ of at
tachment, It was explained by gov
ernment officials, waa to prevent any
person tampering wltb tbe ballast
tanks, their valves or other mechan
ism on tbe submerged steamer until
authorised government agents have
Adam J. Wackier, city harbor master,
the first witness called by the federal
grand Jury, is said to have repeated the
story he told at the coroner's Inquest,
when he said that the boat was over
loaded. Weckler saw the Eastland over
turn and a few minutes before had re
rused to let the boat leave the dock until
It was evenly balanced. He shouted to the
captain that the vessel was listing badly.
The inquiry feeilng made by Secretary of
Commerce Redfleld' was resumed with
the examination of several witnesses dur
ing the morning session.
Mayor Thompson Areaaed.
Mayor Thompson, who la closely watch
ing the Inquiry Into the Eastland dis
aster, being conducted by Secretary Red
field, said today: ,
"I don't want to criticise, now, 4ut If
the results at the finish show that the
investigation has been a farce, I will
start something. They will have a good
deal ot trouble proving to me that every-
thins on that ship was Ot K. and that
It'Juat turned over en Its own aceonntj
"Ton can't tell me that it waa not
known to b a dangerous vessel and that
a great many seagoing men and govern
ment officials ere learning for the first
time now that la wasn't a stable arid
"There Isn't a yachtsman on the lake
hut knows that the Eastland was a dan
gerous, cranky boat, built for speed at
the sacrifice of stability,
"I would like to ask one question and
that is 'Why did this accident occur?
If all these investigations don't answer
that, I'll find out myself."
Cerxser Advises' Cheek.
Coronor Hoffman - today requested
Mayor Thompson to employ two city div
ers and a naval expert to oheck the
work of two divers said to bo coming
here from Washington to explore the
wreck ' of the Eastland. Reports have
reached the coroner that Secretary Red-
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Two-Cent Faro Law
(from a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Neb., July . (Special Tel
egram.) The Missouri Fad!lo railroad
today filed a bill in equity In the federal
i court here to have the Nebraska S-oent
fare declared void.
The railroad company names the State
Railway commission defendants and
asks that It be enjoined by federal au
thority from enforcing the penalties for
violations of .the t-cent fare order.
The company haa exhausted all Its
resources In appeals - to the Nebraska
Railway commission and the Nebraska
supreme court, being unsuccessful In
I'nfalr discrimination between freight
and passenger traffic is one ef the spe
cifics ohergea of the Missouri Paclfo.
at Temple, Texas
Remains a Mystery
TEMPLE, Tex.. July 80. Although of
ficers have made several arrests, ths
murderer of three enlloren in tbe W. R.
Grimes ' home, near here, Wednesday
night, was no nearer a solution than be
fore. Surgical examination of Mrs.
Grimes Is said to have established the
motive of the crime. The only evidence,
a combination spike maul and nail eut
ter, with which the children snd their
father and mother were beaten, came ap
parently from a fanta Fe railroad sta
tion house, JU0 yards from the Ortmea
home. Neither Q rimes, nor hie wife, have
recovered sufficiently to give an account
of the affair. Grimes, in a eemi-eonsclous
state, said hs hss a dim recollection of
a negro being In tbe room.
Eleven Killed by
j Breaking of Cable
j at Patterson Mine
j PITTSBURGH, Pa. July SOi-Eleven
i men were killed and six eerlously In
jured at the Patterson mine of the United
Coal company at Elisabeth. Pa., this
; afternoon, when a cable carrying a
train broke on the Incline. The oars
crashed Into a party of men at the
mouth ef the sVlne.
ARE AT GATES OF
Russians Begin Evacuation of War
saw and Are Endeavoring- to
Save the Great Army
COMMUNICATION ARE MENACED
Large Teutonic Army is Threatening
to Cat Railroad Running to
TRIUMPHAL ENTRY BY KAISER
LONDON. July JO. Warsaw, tbe
third city of Ruosla and the goal for
which the German armies In the east
have been striving at sine October,
is at last in the throes of abandon
ment. Germans In overwhelming num
bers are at the gates of tbe Polish
capital and dispatches, both from tbe
city Itself and from Petrograd. say
that further resistance would be un
wise. Disputed not only through
France and Great Britain, but in
Russia Itself, the fall of the city Is
expected hourly, and tht problem
now Is to move the Russian armies
Intact, threatened as they are from
the south by the Austro-Oermans,
and more seriously from the north,
where the German forces are aiming
at the railway from Warsaw to Pe
trograd. The hope la tbe allied
countries now, Is" not for the safety
of Warsaw, but for the continued co
hesion of the Russian army.
The Worsew poetofflce already haa
been shifted to some point to the east
ward, the populace has been warned to
remain calm and presumably for days
Russian troops ha hoan .t-ir.rj. ..-
city of everything uf military value.
German aviators are hovnrimr h.
city and, according to German advices,
piane nave teen completed for the tri
umphant entrance of the German em
peror, accompanied by his consort.
Drive la West will Follow.
With Warsaw eanturee wha.fi,.. . .
-, .. ' u u . vr , 1 V. .
It Proven a con true at of lutim
advantage, a great wave ef enthusiasm
wm sweep over Germany and Austria
Hungary and It Is predicted here that th
ami tea of the central Btman'vfii th
seek to force a period of trench warfare
in me east, meanwhile throwing a ;reat
weight of men and guns to ths west, with
the Idea of reeumlne the ha.tiHnr
wards Calais and perhaps toward Paris.
in tne weat there has been little worthy
of note to break. the monotony of mining
and bombing from the North Baa to the
The British Publlo Is SO little imoreaaed
with the events in the east that David
Lloyd George, minister , of munitions, in
a speech yesterday, apparently thought It
necessary to drive home the gravity if
the situation In the minds of thnae In.
cllned to be over optlmlstlo, reminding
them that reverses In Ruasla would mean
Increased pressure on the western allies.
He summed uo his opinion with the ad
monition that "the outlook le serious, if '
Freaekt Official Resort.
PARIS, July M. The Trench war of
flee this afternoon gave out a state
ment on- the progress of hoetllttlea which
In the Artols district near Souehea and
st The Labyrinth there, waa all last algnt
fighting from trench te treneh with hand
grenades and bombs. Between the Oise
and Alsne, on the plateau of Quen
nevleree there was continued activity
yesterday . with artillery and bomb
throwers. Between Boueaulles ' and
Vauquols and In the forest ef Malan
court, the explosion ef mines by the
enemy did no damage.
"In the forest ef Le Pretre, a Ger- .
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