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VOL. XLVNO. 3U.
OMAHA, TUKSDAY MORNING, AUGUST C, 1915-TEN PAGES.
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U, S. ASKS HELP
TO QUIET MEXICO
Uncle Sam Decides to Request Co
Operation of South and Cen
tral America in Pacifying
MEETING tO BE HELD THURSDAY
Envoy from Argentina, Braiil,
Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay and
Guatemala to See Lansing.
CARRAHZA SAYS HE RTJLE3
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. The
United States haa decided, to ask the
co-operation of South and Central
America In the nest step to restore
peace In Mexico. The ambassadors
from Argentina. Brazil and Chile
and the ministers from Blovla, Uru
guay and Gautemala have been asked
to confer with Secretary . Lansing
Claims He I Mater.
WASHINGTON, Aug. t With official
confirmation of the reoccupatlon of
Mexico City. ' General .Carrani today
cabled his agency here a detailed review
of the military situation In Mexico to
show the extent of the territory under
domination of hie force.
General Obrcgon, be says. Is in posses
ion of Zacateca and Aguaa Callentee
and la repairing the railway line to re
open communication with . Tamplco.
General Gonsales, now having occupied
Mexico City, la to Immediately repair the
railroad to Queretaro and continue push
ing north. ;
General Itarbide, now being In complete
control of the state of Blnaioa. General
Carransa says, will Immediately start Into
Ponora, hitherto one of the Villa strong
holds. Communication between Mansa
nlllo on the Fadflo side, Guadalajara, the
second largest city In Mexico, and Ira
puatc has been restored. Tamaullpa.
Neuvo Leon and the greater portion of
Coahutla are now In control of General
Trevtnc's troops and all the railways,
General Carransa says, are In running
order, Tueatan, Campeche, Tobaeco, Chi
apas, and' Vera Crux are normal.
Coatrol Moat of Coaatry.
From trUji General Carranza cabled:
"You will see the constitutionalist gov
ernment control the greater part of the
country. It only xpecta.not to be inter
rupted, - so i that It may accomplish . a
definite work of peace and reconstruction
of the republlo."
rrfftrt.l .dvirea a tna tTniteA States
sal OenerarCarranxa- waa expecting ta
tanv. the ao.t of rovernment from Vera
Crus to Mexico City In August. Some !
sort of a request .for recognition la ex
pected to follow. . Other advices today
sa d General Villa was retreating north,
abandoning Torreon, and establishing
headquarters at Chihuahua City.
. Villa Free defeated
General Obregon, according to State de
partment dispatches', today reached Ce
l&ya, and began- efforts to open the rail
road to Mexico- Oity. His forces took
possession of San Luls-Potoet July U,
which Villa', troop, evacuated two day 1 the quarantlne .mbargo for the foot and
ber- ' , ' " ' ' mouth disease, which has been in force
The Pledras Negrae district 1. reported ! MalnJ)t tnl, action .ince the beginning
In control of Villa forces. J of the epidemic Thi. will permit free
. Villa Leave Torreoa. j .hipment of stock to and from the entire
The State department ba. unofficial J state of Kansaa hereafter,
reports that' General' Villa' abandoned A general discussion of live stock ship
Torreon, established 'headquarters at ' ment conditions was held during which an
Chihuahua and ordered Americana there
to leave. - Nothing official haa been re
Advices concerning Paul Hudson, an
American editor, of the Mexican Herald, states leave this matter largely to the
say he'waa held a priaoner In the Herald ' discretion of the santltary boards and It
building as late as July 25, when Zapata ! was thought by conferring together uni
followera were operating hla presses, i lormity might be secured to the end that
printing their paper. El Henovador. shippers might know exactly what rules
"It Is presumed, however," the depart- ' mltsht apply with respect to regulations
ment s dispatch says, "that upon the en- j governing entry Into neighboring states,
try of Carransa forces Into Mexico City, To Appr All Btock. .
4he Braxlllan minister was able to ob- I This waa especially to apply to de
tain the release of Mr. Hudson and his
Child Eleetrocated. -BOONE,
la., Aug. J. (Sreclal Tee
grara. Alexander, 4-year-old son of
George Duncan, interurban employe, was
electrocuted yesterday when he grasped
an eleetrio wire, broken by a severe
tho Weather ' .
Forecast tilt 7 p. m. Tuesday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
fair, with rising temperature.
Teaaperatare at Omaha Yea'teraay.
S a. in
7 a. in..- ,
t S a. in ,
8 a. m
10 a, 111
11 a. m
1 P- m
i p. in
4 n. m
5 p. m
' 7 p. ro
S p. m
HI. ru. U13. 191?.
. JJ M 13 73
Lowest yelerclay 81 '0 ri 43
.81 '0 4
. .St Mi .00
wean temperature M , W 4i
Precipitation Cy - .02 .00 T
Temperature and precipitation de
partures fri ti) thi normal:
Normal temperature 74
IWUirrcy fur Hie dy 10
Total deflclcn -y since March 1 tlti
Normal precipitation.... ID Inch
Excess for the Auy .N tarn
Total rainfall nine March l...l$.7 Inches
Excess since March 1 l.H Inches
1'efu-tency for vor. period, 4M. 163 inches
Xxflcleiicy for cor. period, I'J'.i. f.Cs inckes
teporte fraaa Statloaa at' T P. M. ,
Station ard State
Iee Moines, rata...
Temp. High- Raln-
i p. m. eat. fail
.... 44 64 .1
.... 74 M .14
.... 70 70 .(4
.... 44 74 .11
.... 74 74 . .00
...41 71 .
idy 44 4 ,(M
Rapid City, iwrtly riudy 44
fralt Uk City, tlaar M
f-dertdan. clear 71
floua City, cloudy fcft
Valentine, partly cloudy.. M
I ' inaioatea truce of preHpltation.
U A. WtUlI,
ITALIAN MULE TRANSPORT TRAIN supplying the artillery corps. The great num
ber of American mules, bought in this country before the entrance of Italy into the war,
are the backbone of the transportation service
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SHIPPERS OF STOCK
AND OFFICERS 1IEET
Sanitary Officials from Four States
Confer in South Omaha -Over
KANSAS QUARANTINE LIFTED
To have the Bureau of Animal In
dustry, at Washington, In absolute
control of the situation with sani
tary commissions and boards of each
stock growing state in the union
furnishing inclusive reports of spe
cific local conditions from time to
time, all adhering to the decision of
the national board, was in brief the
plan offered by stock and sanitary
representatives of four states at their
Joint meeting with the Nebraska Live
Stock Sanitary board yesterday after
noon at the Exchange building In
Twenty-two men, stockmen, sanitary
experts, officials and state veterinarians
of Colorado, 'Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska
met In lriforthiil session and discussed in
detail the stock situation s it now exist.
To , the- aiarent'- unwltilngness of - tmj
! farmer nd atoukuiaa to meet the propo
j ,lUon of mhaUng hog cholera.-coupled
wUh unregulated of h-g cholera
rum' wa attributed as the direct caus
of the present epldnmto of cholera among
hour. 1 he progress of activities In cllm
Inating the foot and mouth disease that
caused to many millions of dollars loss
to stock grasers and farmers and expense
to the states handling stock, was reviewed
In detail and the mistakes of procedure
dweicted . to advantage.
Kansas Qnaraatlne Lifted.
At the close of the conference the Ne
braska Sanitary' "board met and decided
to free the southern r 1 Kansas irom
effort waa made to arrive at uniform
rules to be In force through tho middle
west at least and over a wider territory
If nossible. The lawe of most of the
man da for the tuberculin teat for tubercu
losis In cattle, the llalhtn t t'-for glen
dera In horses and the various serum I
vaocinatlona for cholera In swine.
At prticnt varying regulations in dif-
I fertnt states makea the matter of Inter
state shipments often a gerplexing prob
lem. ,''..' ' '
L4v stock men were Invited to the con
ference, tor there haa tieen In the past
more or less of a barrier between these
shippers and the boards which restrict
their operations. '
The meeting waa conducted In . good
aplrit. With 'a view of arranging some
definite plan, a furthor conference wUl
be held to adopt regulation which will
later be eubmitted to the boards of the
various states for adoption, so that
shippers may hereafter work on exact,
Information. . '
Mercer far Reciprocity.
Vt. 3. H. Mercer. presUe.nt of the Kan
saa Lire Block Sanitary board, opened
the meeting at 1:30 o'clock with a strong
argument for reciprocity between sani
tary commissions of the different stock
growing states In making their rux,
regulations and embargoes on the Itn
portaLon and exportation of Cattle of
other states. . Reviewing Inconsistencies
of the stringent regulations imposed by
boards fef d.fferent states abbe ho foot
and mouth disease was ratng, he ex
cused all on the grounds that the sud
den seriousness of the situation com
pelled haaty act.on, la moat cases Justi
fiable, but contended that, since the
foot and mouth dleoaee has now entirely
dlaappeared, aim action should be taken
tending towards a uniformity of -intra
and Interstate rules and regulations.
Blot SlagrU Gerue Left.
1 feel aafe in aayliig. aa a man who
hue had a life's experience In handling
stock and for aeveral years connected
with the aauitary board of the state of
Kansas, that there Is not one genu of
the foot and mouth disv&se existing in
the stock growing states of the country
"With such a condition existing. It Is
(Coutluued on Fag Two CUuiiia Oaa-)
He Tells Foreign Merchants They
Have Been Stealing from People
and Sends Them to Border.
DEFIES AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
EL PASO, Tex., Aug. 2. Reports
brought here today were that Gen
eral Francisco Villa, addressing a
gathering of foreign merchants at
Chihuahua City Saturday, said:
"The American government can go
- It is also reported that he confis
cated a number of stores belonging
to foreigners, took- forty-two Mexi
can merchants to jail and in order
to raise a forced loan, later executed
six of them:
According to the reports brought here
by merchants. General Villa stamped up
and down the room where foreign and
Mexican business men were assembled
Saturday In the governor's palace and
shook his flrat la the faces of the thirty
or forty present. Some of the foreigners
wer :i escorted Wthi " meeting Under '
guard. mwrt-lr ..f m
: Villa Usee Kmphatle Lanaraagre.
. "I am going to take your business for I
the benefit of the state," he declared.
"Your employes will remain here and eon-
duct the business under the direction of :
my agenta-you have been stealing from .
the people for yourselves.
"Tomorrow at noon a train will be ready
to take you foreigners to the border. We
are poor here and I will not eend bread
or water on the train. Meanwhile, you; 0f lingering as before, and It la expected J C"V "laca August, 1914, has been to pro
Americans and Germans and Frenchmen, I that communication will be restored at j ts friendly relations between Germany
my telegraph wires will be open to you 0nce. It also Is expected that Carransa nd tha United States and It la the hope
and you gj, protest to your governments.
..t th- American government does not
like my action. It can go to hell. I have
been fighting for twenty years and I am
willing to fight as many years more."
The tirade ended. It waa said, with a
general order for the confiscation of all
Stores la Chihuahua, by the Villa govern
Among the foreign firms affected la
the general supply store of Ketelaen and
Degatau, the hardware bualnesa of
n-raaauer, z,ora ami jro, cuo jemuj ,
store of E. H. Booth; the merchandise j
store of It. W. Thompson; the dry goods.
Krakauer, Zork and Moye; the jewelry
house of William
Bunaow and half a ,
The train which waa to carry the mer
chants away waa to leave for Chihuahua
Sunday at 11 a. m. Ia had not arrived
at the border up to noon today.
.! British flaat Kelaed.
Among the other plants taken over by
the Villa government la the Jabonora
cotton seed products company, aaid to
be a British corporation representing aa
investment of about ,000,030. This com
pany ia known to have already paid a
quarter of a million In loans to the Villa
The atate treasurer of Chihuahua waa
ordered to place the atate seal on the
doors of all confiscated stores, acoord
ing to merchants who arrived today, and
General Villa ta alleged to have declared
that if a seal waa broken, the owner of
the store would be shot '
It waa In the face of these events
ttat a second mtotiiig of tho merchants I
with General Villa was called for yester- J
day In the hoi of securing a modification j
of the wholesale confiscation. The .re
sult of thla meeting haa pot readied! the
The mining men In Villa territory are
to meet for the second time with Gen
eral Villa today. to hear the demand for
a loaq by Villa.
Deficit for July is
' Sixteen Millions
WASHINGTON, Aug. i-Treasury re
ceipts for July, the first month of the
new fiscal year, ran S4.0u0,0(i0 behind ex
penditures. A working balanee of ap- ,
proximately tl00.000.ou0 l etlil available
from all sources.
SHOOTS SELF AS WIFE AND
HIRED MAN ARE LEAVING
BCOTTS BLUFF, Neb., Aug. J.-gpe-cial
Telerratn Fremont Hhelledy com
mitted i!l'-Me today by shooting. Domes
tic; trouble waa tr-e lini.ieHnte cause. He
was one of the ecrty settlers here. Sat
urday he waa Intending to dUcharge a
hired an. but Mrs. ebelledy objected. She
and the hired man loaded up soma of the
furnlure and aa they were leaving the
place today Bhelledy shot himself, caua
Ing almost instant death.
IN MEXICO cm
Reported Recapture of .Capital Fri
day Night is Confirmed by Dis
patch from Silliman. . .
PEOPLE ARE NEAR STARVATION
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. Official
confirmation of the reoccupatlon of
Mexico City by Carranca't army un
der General Gonsales, reached the
State department today from Ameri
can Consul Silliman at Vera Crus.
. A message to the American Red
Cross from Mexico City says there
have been cases of death and col
lapse from starvation in the capital.
The Red Cross - message was from
Charles J. O'Connor, the society's relief
agent at Mexico City. "Price, are pro
hibitive," It said. "There U practically
no corn in the city. Authentlo cases of
death and collapse from starvation. Soma
people are gating leaves, grass, weeds,
dead horses and mules."
Battle Friday Night.
Consul Btlllman's meaaage said Mexico
City waa occupied by the Gonsales force
Friday night "on urgent orders of Gen
eral Carransa and added.;
"A severe fight occurred Friday after
noon at a point east of Guadalupe.
'Director of the telegraph states telegraph
communication Is expected by Sunday
afternoon at the latest. Communtc.
tlon with Tula, via Pachuca, and is being
pushed northward. Occupation of Zaca-
tecas by Obregon'a forces confirmed.
it la stated that General Gonsales la
golnz directlv into Mexico fit in.t..
will movi hla entire government to
Mexico City during August."
Cotton Crop is Four
a rill "Tk mi ,
minion uaies anon
WASHINGTON. Aug. l.-ThU year's
equivalent 600-pound bales, compared I
cotton crop will be approximately U.S70.03T !
with 11134,930 balea last year. That
"tlmote. unofficially calculated, la baaed
on hf vernmenfa condition report la-
"u"u loaB5r na ",c nauree or acre-
age and normal yield. Whether the crop
will be greater or less depends upon
growing conditions from now until pick
ing time. The condition of the growing
cotton crop of July SS. was 78.S per cast
of a normal.
The Day's War News
FRENCH IXVtsaTIQATIllia eon salt
tee haa aakmltted a farther report
oa alleged violations of th ae-
- eepted rales of warfare by Car
ina a troops,
TWO BRITISH . STEAMERS, tae
rilatoata ana the 'alreae, aura re
ported today hay heea sank fey
t;KHM4r H HOT yet decided
whether the American aola re.
aardlaa; inhmarlat warfare will be
; answered, aaya a mrsaaa-e reeelred
from Berlin by wireless. It la
awaltiaa the teat of the next rem.
snnnlcatlon to Kreat Britain to de.
termlae what noorse It will par
Til EH B HAS BEKN ae I at porta at
flahtina; on the Gnlllnell penlnsaln
for tWO WMke. Heaortl ( I
Athena aay that aertoas fire In
Constantinople haa destroyed B.OOO
balldlnae, Ineladlng a military
ITALIAN At THOMIT1ES, error la
to a late estimate, hare la their
poasraalon something over 1T.OOO
M C J E-C I F Y'O f'T H VY IS 1
The Nebraska Business
men's Outing' association is
sojourning here this week.
Omaha is glad to offer its
hospitality as a place where
business and pleasure can
be well and profitably combined.
BIG FLAGS PAINTED
ON AMERICAN SHIPS
First Answer of Berlin to Wilson's
Last Note Shows Kaiser Seeks
to Avoid Attacking
U. S. Craft
WASHINGTON IS 0 RATIFIES
Imperial Government Says Colors
Now Adorning Boats Hardly
GERARD TRANSMITS REQUEST
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. Ger
many's first response to the last
American note on submarine war
fare has come from the admiralty,
which has reqeusted that American
ships have American flags painted
on their sides In proportions large
enough to be recognised at a dis
tance by submarine commanders.
Many American ships are painting
the national colors on their sides
now, but it Is said they are painted
Ambassador Gerard transmitted
the request In a message.
The dispatch brought out no com
ment In official quarters, but it was
plain that evidence of a dosire by
Germany to avoid attacks on Amer
ican ships was gratifying.
Hexamer Hopes for
Victory for Kaiser on
Seas, Land and Air
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. I.-IInpe of
victory for German and Austrian arms
"on the aeaa, on land and In the air,"
waa voiced here today at the opening
of the eighth biennial convention of
the National German-American alliance
by Dr. C. J. Hexamer of Philadelphia,
president of the organisation. The ses
sions will continue four days and will
be held Jointly with the German-American
league of California.
About 900 delegates registered, repre
senting more than 1,000.000 members In
the United States and territories.
Dr. Hexamers reference to the Euro-
ean war waa. made In the course of
his address, after speeches of welcome
by representatives of the city and state."
"Germany la flghUng today for the
principle which will bring world peace
nearer to ua than all the efforts of
pacifists and dreamers." Dr. Hexamer
said, "Germany Is fighting for the prin
ciple of the open do. on the oceans
as well as on land. If this, principle were
to receive general recognition many of
the causes for future ware would be elim
inated. "Therefore, hail and victory to Ger
man and Austrian arms on the seas, on
land and In the air."
"The purpose of this alliance,
1 rman-Americans that those friendly
relations may never be disturbed?'
jteporxs on the affairs of the organi
sation were made from every state, the
, . . v-uiwuium nu ine territory or
. - " oi me convention
All k... l a.
Peared at the aeaston today aa leadlna-
candidates for 1B17 convention,
Russians Are Held
Prisoners of War
BERLIN, Aug. .-By Wireless to Say
Mile.) The German war ministry fur
nishes in connection with the flrat an
niversary of the war lnterre-tlna; flirurea
relating to tho succeaaea of the central
powers, says the Overseas N'ewi agency.
The etatenwnt follows-
"Germany and Austria-Hungary' occupy
.000 equare kilometers In Belgium, ,O0
in France, 130, 0-0 In Russia and 10,000 In
"Prisoners of war taken In Gallcl'a now
In German camps and hospitals, or em
ployed as workers, total S38,8A; mea cap
tured In the campaign laat week and on
their way to camp number 120.000; prison
ers In Austria-Hungary nui.iber 63H.813,
making a grand total of 1,08,413.
"Prisoners taken in Russia and now In
Uc-rmany total 7,800 officers and 730,000
noncommissioned officers end privates; In
Austria 3.190 officers and 410,000 noncom
missioned officers and privates, total
officers and 1,320.000 men.
"Grrmsn collecting station received up
to the middle of June S.UI captured field
guns and 1,664 machine guns. Many field
piecee were not delivered to theae nations,
but were kept with the troors and are
being used against their former owners.
'MI -rmr-4 flntrM mrm anl inMihla It
is estimated that nearly H.000 guns and
1.000 machine guna have been captured."
Rural Auto Mail
WASHINGTON. Aug. t Two hundred
and eight automobile rural delivery
routes, distributed over elirht slates, went
Into operation today. This mean that
approximately 11.440 miles of rural post
roads will bo traversed six daya a week
during August by automobile,
j In all M motor routes have beeq
authorised. Two experimental routee were
jput Into operation at Quarryvtlle, Pa,
July 1. ' Other authorisations Include
'eighty-three route, effective October L
The routes vary In length from a fifty-
mile minimum to sixty four miles, and
will be operated from nine to twelve
months a year.
The SOS automobile routea are distribu
ted by state a follows: Oklahoma, 18;
California, M; Georgia. 64; Colorado, I;
Kansas, I; Louisiana, 1; Florida, U, and
Three Commnnicalions from Great
Britain and One from Germany
ALL REFER TO SHIPPING RIGHTS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. Or-at
Britain's supplemental note In reply
to American representations on Inter
ference with neutral shipping reached
the State department today and will
bt, published n Wednesday morning
newspapers with the note re.elved
last week on the same subject and a
third note regarding detention of the
American steamer Neches, which
also arrived today.
Secretary Lansing said the supple
mental note waa a reply to caveat
sent by the United 8tatea on July 17
declaring this government would not
recognise the validity of prise court
proceedings taken under restraints
Imposed by British law In derogation
of the rights of American cttlsens un-
j,der International law. The oAveat
waa filed to avoid any misunderstand
ing as to the attitude of the United
States toward the orders in council.
Officials would not discuss the British
communications. Objection had been
made by the British authorities to pub
lication or any parts until the notes
have been releaaed by arrangement be
tween the government.
New Principle In Nechea Case.
The case of the American steamer
Nechea, which forma the basis of the
third note. Involves the right of a bel
ligerent to aelxei rooda originating In
an enemy country or even in a neutral
country adjacent to the enemy country
and supposed to be subjected to IU In
fluence, but destined for another neutral
country. Heretofore the broad principles
of International law have regarded auch
goods aa exempt from aeixure, unleaa
they were passing through the blockade
line and ao far the United States haa
declined to recognise an ally blockade
of the North Sea. The supplemental
note la understood to defend the British
action In the Naches raae.
Germany Anawers Frye Note.
Germany's reply to the laat American
note on the alnklng of the sailing ship,
William I. Frye, by the Frlna Eltel
Frtedrich, received here today, Is under
stood to reiterate its contention that
under the rrusvian-American treaty of
ifa Germany may continue to destroy
American ahlpa carrying contraband If
It paya for them.
. Germany declines to accept the Ameri
can contention that the treaty p rot acta
the ship from destruction and holds It la
only necessary to pay damages after a
prlso court determines the facta. The
note will be published later.
Kaiser May !fot Answer.
BERLIN, Aug. 1 By Wireless to Bay-vllle.)-Among
the news Items pre
pared today by the Overseas News
agency for transmission by wireless tele
graphy abroad waa the following:
"Notwithstanding reports to the con
trary, the German government haa not
yet decided whether the American note
regarding German submarine warfare
will be answered. The government
awaits the text of the announced Ameri
can note to Great Britain before decid
ing what further atepa will be taken."
Rumor Warsaw Is
To Be Destroyed by
Russ Causes Panio
WARSAW, July Si (via Petrograd
and London, Aug. t)-The Intimation that
the Vistula line was to be abandoned
by the Russians and the beginning of
the removal of factories, government In
it'tutlona and hospitals, created intense
excitement among all claases of the pop
ulation of the Polish capital.
It waa feared that the military authori
ties might deem the city a military neces
sity nad would destroy a great part of
the city to prevent its use by the Ger
mans as a base.
Many wealthy residents left for the In
terior and many of those who remained
sent their families out during the peat
The streets, which generally are
thronged, became deserted. That period
having passed with a realisation that the
city is to be spared, those remaining
have taken up their normal trend of
Th French and Belgian conauls left
the capital In the early daya of German
proximity, turning over their affaire to
the American consul, Hernando le Soto,
Genpan Army Takes
Mitau, Capital of the
Province of Courland
BERLIN, Aug. a vla London)-Mlteu. '
the capital of the Russian province of
Courland, twenty-five miles southeast of
Riga, ha been occupied by German
troops, according to' the official atate
mont Issued today by the German army
Northwest of Lomxa, capitol of ' th
province of Lomia. seventy-two mile
southwest of BuwaJkl, the statement
.adds, the German troop have reached '
the Narew river and are overcoming.
obstinate resistance on the part of the
before Warsaw, th announcement
says, the situation la unchanged.
COLONEL DESCLAUX, FRENCH
PAYMASTER. IS DEGRADED
PARIS. Au. t Colonel Francois Pes
rlaux. ex-paymaster general of the
French army, who oa March IT, was
sentenced by a military court martial
to seven yesrs' solitary confinement
after belnjr convicted oa theo harge of
stealing military stores, was degraded
this morning at th military school with
Indirect News Indicates that Grand
Soke it Withdrawing Force
from the Zone Around
RUSSIANS STILL HOLD CAPITAL
Germans Gain Some Ground in Keg-ion
Between the Narew and
EXPECT DIVERSION IS TEE WEST
EERLTN. Aug. 2. (Via Wireless
to Sajrrtlla, N. Y.) The Oarman
empress, after traveling through East
Prussia, accompanied by the crown
princess haa left Koenlgsburg for
LONDON. Aug l.--(ll:63 a. m.)
No direct news from Warsaw has
been received here today. While
there ar Increasing Indications that
Grand Duke Nlcholai Is withdrawing
hla armj from the Polish salient,
there la evidence that the canltol
still Is In possession of the Russians,
since Petrograd correspondents of
Warsaw papers were directed to send
accounts of the Duma's opening for
the issues of Monday morning.
That Russia has not entirely aban
doned hope of a diversion In the
west which may relieve the tremen
dous pressure exerted upon it by the
Austro-Oerman armies, la shown by
the announcement from Petrograd
that the German forces before War
aaw have been heavily reinforced
from the west "thereby creating fgy
orable conditions for active opera
tions by our allies."
There has been heavy fighting on the
Narew' front, where the German
mad some pro areas In the desperate bat
tle which Is raging between th Narew
and Oh rlvare.
Latest report from Vienna m v,.t
th Russians are retreating further seat,
pursuing German- regiments having
passed through Chelm.
The oponlng of th Russian Duma was
before a brilliant assemblage. The min
isters In their speeches rtM nnt M.n.nt
to minimis the gravity of th situation.
oui aii agreea that Ruaalan had not .
reached th end or -It resources. Th
minister of war summed un In hi.
with the assertion that Russia perhapa
would surrender Warsaw aa Moscow was
given up In 1811 In order to Insure final
On th western front artnlerv .t.
only marked th military operation.
French Official Report.
PARIS, Aug. t The French war office
thla afternoon gave out a statement on
tbe progreae of hostilities, reading:
"Tb evening of August 1 and the night
of August 1-1 were marked by various In
"In the Artols district, after having r.
pulsed several German attacks with hand
grenades, we took possession of a sec
tion of a trench along the road b,in
Ablaln and Angres, to the north of the
National Highway, running between
Bethune and Arraa.
"In th vicinity of 8oucha tna firi
haa been going on with hand grenades
and bomba, but It haa brought no change
on the front line either to one alda th.
"In the Champagne district, along the
front betwen Perthes and Beauaejour,
ther waa fighting yesterday with mlnea,
in which we had the advantage.
"In the Argonne, not far from Marie
Therese and In the vicinity of Bt. Hubert,
the Oermana, after a spirited fight, in
which bombs were used, made aeveral
attempts to launch attacks, but were re
pulsed. "On the height of the Meuse. between
Les Eparges and the Calonne trem-h, t liu
(Continued on Puge Two, Column Four.)
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