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OMAHA, niUKSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1915 TEN PAGES.
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Mayor Reports Outside Aid Not
Jfeeded. Fire Hundred
BCOKES PEEISH ALONG COAST
Two Dead and Pronextv Damage
Estimated at Two Million
tOO BODIES WASHED ASHORE
DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 18. A spe
cial to the Dallas Times-Herald from
Houston says twenty-five to thirty
lives have been lost at Virginia
Point, eighteen at Texas City, In
cluding twelve United -States sol
diers; seven at. La. Porte, three, at
Lynchburg and three at Houston.
There Is no communication with
HOUSTON, Tex., Aug. 18. (By
courier to Bremond, .Tex.) Two
persons dead and property damage
estimated at $2,000,000 was the toll
of the terrific hurricane "which swept
this city early Tuesday morning' and
'which out off all wire communication
"with the outside world. '
The dead are E. W. Hans, a car
penter, killed by a falling barn, and
an unidentified negro , electrocuted
by a falling electric wire. The strom
had abated at 10 -o'clock this morn
ing. . . . t
SAN ANTQpiQ. Tejc., Aug- 18.
That 600 bodies from Galveston
.had been washed ashore on high
(points near Houston was the uncon
firmed rumor carried over the first
wires into San Antonio Wednesday
afternoon. The report was made to
the wire chief at Houston by a line
men. , -
Houston is about twenty miles
from the coast o f Galveston bay,
and It Is probable that the bodies
ere found near La Porte, at the
mouth of the Houston ship channel.
GALVESTON, Tex., Aug. 18. (By
.courier to Houston.) Martial law
; has been declared. .-The nv ayor to-
day Issued. a-statement that out
t04wJJdjB'lUi, not be needidU
Only fourteen people. . lost their
lives In Galveston as a result of the
flood acordihf tot laststi estimate.
and the Island Is 'covered with
debris. Four of the dead are United
States soldiers. The remainder are
civilians. ' 1
The fourteen lost their Uvea In an at
tempt to reach the Tremont hotel dur
ing the height o toe storm. Several
thouaand persons were quartered In that
hotel. One thouaand feet of ' the" sea
wall has been washed out.' one breach
of 23 feet being directly in front of the
It waa through thla break that most
of the resident aectlon of the city, was
flooded. Three fires raged Monday
night and the fire loss has been great.
I Three bath houeea and 400 reaidencea oa
,the bay. front were crushed and the
wreckage Is floating in the bay.
The storm reached ita height at I
o'clock Tuesday morning when Ha veloc
ity was nlnty-two miles an hour.
The greatest need here today" la fresh
( Wireless reports from the transport
Buford concerning conditions In Galves
There Is considerable suffering in the
city. The water system, lighting system,
gas and street car ayatema are out of
commission. There Is no drinking water
in the city. Three hundred feet of the
causeway has been destroyed.
The camp at Fort Crockett has been
completed wiped out, but no loss of life
there is reported. All animals belonging
to the army were drowned. The trans
port McClellan .Is aground on Pelican
Island. The Poe Is damaged, but the KiU
Patrick and Cushlng are safe.
The city is under martial law.
Troops from Fort Crockett are quar-
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Highest yesterday 8 M 7 4
Ixwest yesterday (0 . 78 74 't
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Precipitation 11 .00 .to .001
Temperature and precipitation depart-'
urea from the normal: j
tv'ormal temperature 7
Ieflclency for the day 10
Toial deficiency since March 1 37.
Normal precipitation 11 Inch
Excess since March 1 Winch
tjeflclency lor cor. period. 114.. 4.M inches
jeuuisncy ror cor. period. . 76 inches
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Station and Bute Temp Hnh-Kaln-
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; Cheyenne, partly cloudy. ..fit
Davenport, clear M
I I'eover. cloudy ;2
I Ies Moines, clear 70
: North Platte, clear 7-
I Omaha, cloudy M
Hapld City, rain 70
bneridan. rain ?e
Hloua City, cloudy
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fj CLOCIT y
U WL1I. locai Forecaster.
Kansas City Forecaster Says Stream
Has Made Few Changes of
Channel in Recent Years.
HOPES GOOD STREAK WILL LAST
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 18.
"The Missouri river probably will
never become entirely civilized and
law-abiding, but lately, despite the
almost unprecedented floods, it has
been doing less land-swapping and
title-making," P. Connor, local gov-
ernment weather observer, said here
today. "I see hopes for a continued
reformation of 'the big bad man of
the valley.' Just how long this
'good' streak will, last I would not
dare say, but It looks encouraging at
"In the laat twenty-seven years there
has been comparatively little change In
the channel around Kansas City, although
the stream has been put to a severe test
by floods during the last twelve years
that have not been equalled since 184. It
is reasonable to believe that these flood
conditions will not continue, so unless
people i attempt too much forced land
reclamation, which has a tendency to
change' a river's course, ' the Missouri
ought to treat land owners with more
consideration in the future." ;
River U Grim Jelcer.
This should be encouraging newa to
farmers along the river bank who have
beer) living i In - constant dread of ex
pectation inspired by stqriea and records
of Ube. MianoMri'stmass. trtelte. - The Mis
souri river. Is almost unlimited in power,
without conscience and a grim joker into
the bargain. t the .time- one man
Is cursing 'the stream for his poverty
another may. be blessing it for Us riches,
having accailred a farm of 600 or 600 acres,
absolutely free of ' tharge, ; where he
originally had one acre.
For instance,1 to view the discouraging
side of It; first James Love in 1888 re
fused 180,000 for his farm of 320 acres on
the river bank near. Randoph, Mo. Since
then the river has washed It all away.
. , Tera la Washed Away.
.But the river's appetite ia not alone for
farms. In the early daya Barney, Neb.,
waa a prosperous town, with a railroad
station and a bank and many comfort
able residences. Thirty years ago Barney
waa a rival of Nebraska City, with the
chances favoring Barney. Then the
Missouri river swept In. The railroad
waa forced to move tta tracka to higher
grounds. The people built a dam and rip-
rapped the banks, all to no avail. Grad
ually the river swept up to the town and
house after house had to be moved toward
the bluffs. Those which could not be
moved were flooded and awept away until
finally, in 1907. a blacksmith's shop, all
that remained of the once prosperous
town of 1.800 inhabitants, was carried
down the river. On the other hand, sev
eral towns which onae were situated on
the river bank, are now left far away
from it by the river's change of course.
Ballds fit a- Paras.
Last July the river deckled to change
Its channel near Wellington, Mo., and a
few days later boats were sailing over
what had been farm land. Many auffered,
but some gained by the trick. At the north
end of the district, cut off as an island,
a woman owned about 600 acres. The river
began to .build out In the atream. until It
formed 1,100 aires, separated from her
land only, by a narrow slough. The in
tervening water, however, prevented her
from claiming It as an accretion, and it
was aurveyed by the Lafayette county
court and sold to the woman for $1.26 an
acre. The rivers prank left the land
I mues rij irviu iiw vnamtct ana amy
county people say ner term is wortn
Several years ago, J. D. 8hoewalter, an
Independence, Mo., attorney, owned a
farm in the same vlrlnty. The river ate
It away until only a quarter of an acre
remained, but Mr. Shoewalter held on.
At last the river began to return his
land and the quarter or an acre grew
, slowly until now It Is 10 acres larger than
I the original farm.
Venezelos Agrees to
LONDON, Aug. It. Ex-Premier Eeleu
therlos Venlzelos today notified King
Constantino of his readiness to form a
new Grecian cabinet in succession to the
Gounarts ministry, which resigned at the
rct lament X-
terday. according to a dispatch to the
Central News agency from Athens.
JAMES J.HILL GREATEST
BT. PAl'L. Minn., Aug. 11 James J.
Hill of Kt. Paul, rspitailat and railroad
builder, waa notified today of his selec
tion by Governor Hammond's special com
mission as 'Minnesota's greatest living
citlsen." to represent this state In the
Panama-Pacific exposition hall of fame.
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NEW LIFE SAVING RAFT ADOPTED BY THE BRIT
ISH NAVY Photo shows sailors from one of the English
battleships at the Dardanelles testing the raft now being
supplied to all ships in the service.
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UMYERS1TY CLUB -READY
New Quarters at Twentieth and Har
ney Completed for Opening Be
DECORATIONS AEE IN ENGLISH
' Remodeling and decoration in the
new' University club quarters at
Twentieth and Harney, are all com
plete and the big opening reception
and dance Is to be given Thursday
evening at 8 o'clock.
A decorator from the firm of Or.-chard-Wllhelm
has had charge of
the decorating, and the club now haa
quarters of . which its ' members are
very -proudly The. genera! architec
tural schema throughout follows the
modern , English. - The lobby, the
ladles', reception room, the men's
lounging room, the billiard room,
writing room and library are on the
The lobby waits are of English Caen
stone and the woodwork throughout the
building is of black walnut. The writing
room Is furnished with specially designed
tables and Windsor chairs of walnut.
The lounging room Is spacious, with
celling patterned after the English Re-
naUsanoe, and walla of walnut with the ' " , , , " " " ' .,,,
ifwn.H .M kiih.- J. ..Iterdam aaya four Zeppelins were sighted
uneuDii iMivuuf! iiu viutaiu iwai at
furnished with six tables. ,
Bis; Ball Room
The main dining room on the second
floor, which is also to be used as a ball
room, will have a aeattna capacity of 350. I
Antique fabrio ia used on the upper half
of the walla, while a walnut wainacoting
forma the lower half of the wall. Regu-!th
lar luncheona are to be served from 13 to S
each day and an a la carte service from
then until S In the evening.
The ladies' reception room and dining
room la worked out In Japanese deelgn.
Practically all of the old employee -of
the club are again to be employed In the
new quarters. Al Wilson, who haa been
the chef ever since the club was organ
ised five years ago, has been kept on the
payroll since the fire In the old quarters,
sod will again take charge of the kitchen.
Frank Liverpool is again to be head
waiter and Harold Grlawold Is to be man
ager of the club rooms.
Eailroads Ask High '
Rates for Moving
the Libetry Bell
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. ll-Declsrlng
that railroads in the southwestern states
are demanding excessive rates for the
transportation of the Liberty bell for
part of Its homeward journey, members
of the committee of councils having the
trip in charge will meet next Monday pre
pared to revise the Itinerary, which had I
been tentatively agreed Upon.
Although the return Journey is 1 400
mllea ahorter than the- northern - route
taken on the outward trip, the trans
portation charges are much hitcher. and
It Is declared thet several of the proposed
aide tripe may be abandoned.'' Tor In
stance, it is pointed out by members of
the committee that a rate of 18 a mile ia
demanded for the thirty-five mllea be
tween Maricopa, Arls., and Phoenix, while
the rate for the 148 mllea between Cleve
land, O., and Pittsburgh Is only 331, a
fraction over S2.2S a mile.
Other trips for which It Is alleged an
excessive rate is demanded are those be
tween Pan Francisco and Nlles, Cel., and
from Elgin, Tex., to Austin.
MRS- LYDIA WARD' FORMER
OMAHA WOMAN IS DEAD
Word has been received here announc
ing the death of Mrs. Lydla Ward, aged
about forty years,' at her home In Lin
coln, Tuesday morning. Her. body has
been taken to New York for burial. She
had been In poor health for several
Mrs. Ward resided In Omaha many
years snd prior to her marriage was Miss
Moore. She moved to Lincoln six years
ago. She la aurvlved by Mrs Nelson
Mesa, New Tork; Mr a. W. L. Fox, Lin
coln, and Mrs. William Richards. Colo
rado Springs, all sisters.
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BOMBS OH LONDON
Ten Persons Are Killed and Thirty
- Six Injured During; Raid of
'. Tuesday Night.
ONE AIRCRAFT IS DAMAGED
LONDON, Aug. 18. The outskirts
of London were raided last nlsht by
Zeppelins. Ten persons were killed
and thirty-six Injured. One Zeppelin
Is believed to .have been hit. The
property damage was small.
The air raid was over the eastern
oounties of England.
The statement given out by the official
press' bureau said:
"Zeppelins jrlalted the astern counties
last night and dropped . bombs, Antl-Hr
craft guns were In action and It Is be
lieved that on Zeppelin waa hit
I "Air patrols were active, but owing to
the difficult atmospheric conditions the
Zeppelins were able to escape.
"Some houses and other bulldlnga, In
cluding a rhurch, were damaged.
The following casualties have been re
corded: Killed Seven men, two women and
"Injured-Fifteen men, eighteen women
and three children.
"All the above were clvlllana." i
A Central News' dispatch from Ame-
passing over the islands of Vlieland and
Wieringer, off the Netherlanda coast.
The hour of their, appearance Is not
London has been visited previously by
I German dlrlglblea during the war. On
night of May 81, Zeppellna made an
attack on a district described in the
official communication merely as "In the
metropolitan area." On that occasion
about ninety bombs were dropped. Four
persons were killed and a few Injured.
The latest raid Is the third of a new
aeries of aerial attacks, which, after a
lapse of several weeks, began on Monday
of last week. On the two previous oc
casions twenty persons were killed and
Four Persons Killed
at Port Arthur, Tex.
BEAITMONT, Tex., Aug. IS. Three men
and one woman killed, almost the
entire population of Port Arthur made
homeless) end property damage estimated
at 'more than -$300,000 constitute the toll
of the tropical storm Mondsy night.
The Day's War Nevts
KUVISU, TIIU STRUNG Raeslaa fort
ress oa the Memea, at which the
armies of Field Marshal Vaa Hla.
draksrg have bees poaadlasj
heavily slace the fall of Warsaw,
haa heea rasitared by Ihe Cieroaaas.
Military observers are sjaest Ion
ia whether the Hasalaaa, with
' Kovaa la German baada, will be
able to hold the Breet-Mtovsk
line af defease la the areaeral di
rect to a of which Oread Dake
Kteholaa armies have beea fall
Isg baek slaca Warsaw was takea.
A Teatoala advance aa Petrasjrad
also Is betas; dleeaseed In Rassla
and Easrlaad aa a gHwslblllty.
SIH IAM HAMILTON reports aa ad
vance of too yards by tha British
left flaak at Bavla, aa the Calll
ITALIAN M OKN'l'AI jf trees. Bono
aaaoaaeas, la aqaada Joined by
renea, eroaaed hlch meantala
passes aad climbed aad accosted
Tnrokett Spits aad Hlater Ma
dataseh Spite, aaeb aboat 10,000
feet high. Itallaa advances the
claimed la apper Rleas, la Ihe
Moutenero sertlea, aad la Ihe
AOVKES FROM ATHUNa Ihraaah
l.endoa slate that farmer Premier
Vealselee has aatlfled Hla Pen
ataatlae af his readiness t farm a
aow Grecian eableet.
IN GERMAN MOYES
BY WORLD EXPOSE
Kaiser's Paid Agents Confer with
the Nebraska Senator and He
Promises to Give Them
IT'S IN THE TELL-TALE LETTERS
Some of the Correspondence Men
tioning Senator is of Re
WOULD SWEEP THE COUNTRY
One of Nebraska's United State
senators figures la several places In
the exposure which the New York
Wxrld Is making of the activities of
paid agents of Ihe German govern
ment in manufacturing public senti
ment, shaping newa, bringing pre.
b i're on President Wilson, fomenting
ktrlkea In American factories and
otherwise promoting the Interests of
Oermany In this country.
In one place the World's story tells
how George Sylvester Vlereck, whose
weekly paper, "Fatherland, " has
been subsidized for the German
propaganda, made several trips to
Washington last October to supply
ammunition to Senator Hitchcock,
who was fathering a bill to prohibit
exports of war materials to the bel
ligerents. In another place, a letter sent to lleln-
rlch F. Albert, the chief financial dl
rector for the German government, by
Herr P. Relawlts, employed at the task
of promoting agitation against shipments
of munitions and arms, dated at Chicago
this last July, scarcely a month ago,
tells of his scheme to work up "an em
bargo conference," to be started with a
masa meeting in Chicago. In which he
mentions Senator Hitchcock as having
agreed to co-operate. Hitchcock," he
adds, "eenmed to be very strong for the
plan. Ho told our representative at a
conference In Omaha, "If this matter Is
organised In the right way, you will
sweep the United Ptates.' "
The same letter of the aeme paid secret
agent of the German government says.
For the purposes of the Inner organisa
tion, we have assured ourselves of the
co-operation of the local democratic boss,
Roger C. Bulllvan. (and others). . Sullivan
was formerly leader of the Wilson cam
paign, and Is a deadly enemy of Wilson,
as the latter did not keep his word to
make him a senator; therefore,, princi
pally, the sympathy fori our cause."
Slaton Condemns " ' :
"Atlanta Mayor for
Defense of Lynching
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. lS.-Former
Governor John M. Slaton of Georgia, who
commuted the death sentence of Leo M.
Frank to one of Ufa imprisonment, Issued
today a statement condemning an ad
dress delivered last night by Mayor J. Q.
Woodward of Atlanta, Oa., and. terming
the mayor "old and garrulous," he called
the Frank case a "foot ball of politics."
Commenting on Mr. Woodward's state
ment that three-fourths of the people of
Oeorgla, Including himself, believed Frank
guilty and condoning the lynching, Mr.
"Similar utterances made before the
lynching naturally resulted In subse
quent lawlessness. In one breath he pro
posed to defend the fair name of Atlanta
and In the next breath he cast on It the
most terrible odium and condemnation.
"Mayor Woodward auggeated I could
not with safety return to Oeorgla within
a year. Such a statement la not only a
gross reflection on the state, but is ab
surd and ridiculous, and it Is further
stimulative of the mob pulse, coming from
an official who should stand in favor of
law and order. It Is In aocordanre with
utterances who expect to utlllaa the Frank
case for political preferment and as an
asset for dominating the politics of
Oeorgla. It Is horrible to think that a
human life could be made a foot ball
"I was born In Georgia and I love It
and Its reputation. I shall return there
in accordance with my original Intentions.
"I condemn the action of the mob. A
refusal to maintain the duly organised
Institution of the state means anarchy.
I think Mayor Woodward's statement Is
an affront to the people of Oeorgla In
stead of a defense. He Is old and gar
rulous." Ernie Krueger is
Sold to New York
by the Omaha Club
DBS MOINES, Aug. .-(Bpeclul Tele
gram.) Umla Krueger, catcher for the
Omaha club, was sold to the New York
American league team Just before the
draft season opened last night. Krueger
leavea for New York Immediately after
the game here today. Clink Claire, for
merly of the Grand Island club In tho
defunct State league, haa been signed to
assist Cobby Wells In the catching de
partment Clink la an Omaha boy and a
product of the sandlota of that city.
More Marines Land
at Cape Haitien
CAPB HAITIEN, Haiti, Aug. lt-An-other
detachment of American marines
has been landed from the warships off
The rebels have refused to disarm, and
some sections have expressed alarm.
The people of Cape Haltlen are greatly
excited, though no outbreak of any kind
has taken place up to the present.
Foreigners at Port-A-l'alx, a Haltlen
I town thirty-five mllea northwest of Cape
I Haitien. report that they are being men
aced by Haitien rebela and they bave
requested that American forces be sent
to protect them.
MAYOR OF ATLANTA
He Says People Took Law Into Own
Hands Because Judgment of
Court Was Frustrated.
ADVISES SLATON TO STAY AWAY
SAN FRANCISCO, Cat.. Aug. 18.
J. Q. Woodward, mayor of Atlanta,
Oa., who Is visiting this city, Is on
record today as declaring that Leo
M. Frank, w ho waa lynched Monday
night, suffered the just penalty for
an unspeakable crime. The Atlanta
mayor at the same time warns former
Governor John M. Slaton not to re
turn to Georgia.
Mayor Woodward made his dec.la-,
ration at a banquet of the California
State Assessors' association and their
families last night.
Little or no applaure greeted the re
marks of Mayor Woodward, though he
was listened to with close attention.
In the course nf his speech, which was
entirely unexpected, Mayor Woodward
"I am going lo take occasion tonight
to tell of the events that have put Geor
gia on the map In a very undesirable
light.' I am going to endeavor to set
you right. People throughout the Vnlted
States hsve obtained their Ideas of the
Frank case from a poisoned snd subsid
ised press and press reports.
Treth Not All Told.
"Common decency prevents me from
tellteig you the revolting truths of tte
murder of Msry Phagan. I wish you all
knew the truths as I know them. I know
them, for I have been with thla case
ever since It stsrted, and I have read
every line of evidence that was Intro
duced; everything that haa transpired I
know, and I know that there is not a
member of the Jury that tried Lee Frank,
who, from the time It rendered the ver?
diet to this day, haa any Idea that he
would change his decision if put to the
'Georgia Is the leading state of the
south. Its people cannot be classed with
tramps, hoodlums, bandits and lawbreak
ers, but things had come to a point
whrie every avenue of the law bad been
exhausted and the Judgments of the
courts set aside by one man, and the
people felt that It was up to them to
take the law into their own hands."
'We have learned a bitter lesson
through the vicious practices of the negro
of the south, and when the oooaeton
arises in which a woman has been harmed
our rltlsens Ignore the law and mete
out swift punishment
"While we people of Georgia deplore
thla deed of Monday night, we know
what la behind the feeling that prompted
It, and I want It understood that It la
simply emphasising the fact that when
It core r a to a woman's honor, there la no
limit we wilt not go to avenge and to
protect" . i
' Only Ttv rela' Implicated.
'.'There were only two people Implicated
In the death of Mary Phagan. I know
the negro did not oommltt the deed and
am positive that 75 per cent of the people
of Georgia are convinced that the man
lynched committed the deed, and they
are on the. ground and ought to know.
"As mayor of Atlanta I have received
tons or! tons of letters, and telegrams
Containing requests that I do Something
for Frank, and they have all gone Into
the waste basket Like alt Georgia peo
ple who are in a position to get at the
truth. I know the facts.
"I know Jack Slaton, have known him
for thirty years, ever since he was a
young man. I have been friends with
him, and while I hate to say It, I would
not advise him to return to Georgia for
a year If ever."
Strong Line of
ROME. Aug. lT.-(Vla Forls. Aug. 18.)-
Further Italian advances through the
pasaes of the Alps and a brilliant bayonet
charge, which captured a strong line of
Austrian entrenchments In the Tolmlno
region, are described In tho official re
port Issued tonight at army headquarters.
The statement says:
"In the rugged Ortler range between
the upper valleys of the Adda and the
Adlge one of our detachments set out
during the ntght of August IS from
Capana, Mllano. and, divided Into squads.
Joined by ropes, crossed the Camosal
pass ( feet high), and the Vedretta
Dt Dampo, climbed the snow-capped sum
mit of Turokett Spit (10.600 feet) and sur
prised groups of the enemy. It then pro
ceeded to Hlnter Madataach Spit (10,100
leet), occupied by a detachment of the
enemy, while It attacked and dlapereed
and solidly occupied the summit
"In the Montenegro section we captured
several of the enemy's trenches in the
neighborhood of the Vlalo peak.
"In the Tolmlno gone our brilliant of
fensive developed against the hills of
Santa Maria and Santa Lucia, command
ing positions situated to tha right of
Isonso. Tho enemy suffered very heavy
losses. We csptured seven officers and
M7 men, four machine guns and a great
quantity of ammunition."
Ranch Near Bluffs
Brings Large Amount
CHICAGO, Aug. IS. (Special Telegram )
Chicago brokers have sold for Dr.
Walter Wagner of eDtrolt to N. Mc
Mahon of Omaha a ranch of S.000 acres
east of Council Bluffs, known ss tha
Omaha Stock and Grain company ranch,
for S40S.0C0. The land Is well improved
and has four sets of modern farm build
ings. FRANCE MAY LIFT BAR
AGAINST AMERICAN MEAT
PARIS, Aug. IS. The government com
mittee tn charge of provisioning of Paris,
decided today to recommend that all re
strictions be removed from the sals of
refrigerated meat imported from Amer
ica. Hitherto only certain dealers have
been permitted to sell this meat. The
average price of a carcass Is equivalent
to about 16 cents a pound, lower than for
SEVERE BLOW It!
FALL OF KOVNO
Lost of Strongly Fortified Strategic
Point Menaces tho Outer De
fenses of the Fetro
SLIGHT GAIN ON THE GALL1P0LI
Sir Ian Hamilton Reports Capture of
Turkish Trench Near Swola
Bay After Bloody Fight.
EXPECT GREECE TO JOIN ALLIES
PETROQRAD, Aug. 18. (Via
London.) German aeroplanes are
I'ersleteotlr bombarding; the city of
Vllna, about fifty miles eaet of
Kovno. The possibility of the cap
ture of Vllna by the Germans Is fore
seen In Fetrograd, and operations
preliminary to its evacuation are in
LONDON. Aug. 18. The fall of
the Russian fortress of Kovno makes
the situation in the' eastern theater
of the war critical. The Rusalan
armies apparently have not been able
to reorganise sufficiently to check
the strong Austro-German advance
against the outer defenses to the
The armies of the central powers
show no disposition to relax pressure
on the eaatern front, nor are they
likely to do so until they bave tried
once more to separate the Russian
northern and southern armies and
Britons Make Galas.
News from Turkish sources that the
new landing party on the Oalllpoll penin
sula, near Burl a bay, haa been engaged
heavily, la confirmed In an official report
today from Genural Sir Ian Hamlltoa,
the British commander at the Darda
nelles front stating that the British left
has won 60S yards of ground. Including a
Turkish trench. Sir Ian also reports the
repulse of determined Turkish attacks
against the Austrilaalan position.
Little change la reported In the diplo
mats situation In the near esst.
Former Premier Venlaelos of Greece,
who asked ' for four days In which to
study conditions before deciding whether
to form a new cabinet Is believed to have
arrived a? an understanding with King
Oonstantlne, hut It la not considered
probable that tho result will be an early
ntry of Greece Into the war on the
side of the entente allies.
Postcard Pictures . .
of Leo Frank's.Body
Barred From Mails
ATLANTA, Oa., Aug. M.-Post card
pictures of Leo M. Frank's body hanging
from a tree were barred from the malls
by local poatofflce authorities under the
law forbidding the malls to "libellous
and Indecent matter on postcards." Sev
eral hundred such cards were destroyed
by the authorities.
Governor Harris announced that he
would offer "at the proper time" re
wards for the arrest and conviction of
members of the mob.
Meanwhile it was. said the governor
would endeavor to obtain from officials
and guards at MllledgevlIIe, descriptions
of men who abducted Frank.
"This affair la shocking and I am go
ing to have It Investigated to the Very
limit of my power,", said Governor
K. L. Ralney, a member of the Stale
Prison commission, arrived here today
from MllledgevlIIe. With other member
of the commission he was at the prison
farm when Frank was taken em ay. Like
It B. Davidson, chairman of the commis
sion, he Is of the opinion that nothing
would be gained by an Investigation of
the events at the penitentiary.
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