Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 19, 1915, Page 2, Image 2
2 TIIK J1KK:" OMAHA. Till TI!S I JAY. Al.'OTST J013. GERMS TAKE KOYNOFORTRESS Strateji Point Commaiidiiij Rirer Ifieraea Captured, with lAtgt Quantity of Material TE1EATIK3 lUSSIAff EIGHT BERLIN, Auk. 1. ( Wireless (o 8ayTtll.) Ttt following an ronncement waa tuade hero officially today: "Tho fortraaa of Korno, tofthar with ail tha rorta and aa amount of war material, which hat not bn de termined, haa bea la Gorman hand since laat night. "Mora, thaa 100 cannon weroj taken. The fortrena waa raptured by j t-torra la aplta of the nioat tenacious rrsisiaoce by the Ruanlans." Mil I lory eirwrt h ssrffd that the loss of ths fortress nf Kovnn would be a ssrtous Mow to the Rul ns. The rrltle of the London Tinea, ta an artlrte pub lished thU morula. Mr: "It ths enemr succswls In reducing KoriKi knd U therebr aMs to cross (he Xlsrosn, they will be In the rvar of this Russian line north of the Kvents, and with tbe Junction of the two wlnaa of ITeld Msrshsll von Hlndeatwrg s army tha pocUloa of the Russian right flank wm bo very difficult." Tha officii! Oerman etaUtnent of yes terday announced the rapture of forts on the front of Kovno, with 4,500 prisoners and lt guns. This wss Interpreted as foreshadow ing the fait of the fortress proper, but Its accomplishment so speedily was hardly expected. The famous German general. Mrld Marshall von Itlndenburg, personally took command of tha army at tacking Kovno. Selection of Germany's national hero for this tssk Indicated the Importance attached to It by tha (k-tman general staff. Kovno, oapltal of the r.osslan province of the same name, la on the right bank of the Ntemen. It Is a fottress of ths first class. The civilian population of the Itr la more than TS,90. The capture of Kovno probably will r suit In welding tha northern and central Teutonic fore Into a consolidated line from the Uulllo provinces to Oallda. Kovno Is a unit of a lino of fortresses running from tha Nlemen south - and east, connected by railroad. On this Una are Grodno. ftrest-LiUovsk and Iulk. . Tha capture of Kovno raises the Quea tlon whether the Russians will be able to retain this line, or whether they will again be compelled to maka a general re treat. Retention of tha remaining positions on this front might expose tha Russians to a flanking movement. The rapidity of l ha Gorman advance aince the fall of Warsaw oa August I la Indicated by the fart that they are within thirteen miles of Brest-Lltovsk, which Ilea about IIS miles east of the captured Polish capital. The tine to which they may now be compelled to. fall back la about 'M miles east of Warsaw. Kovno la R'O nines' southwest of Petre grad. the possibility of an advance ag4tnt which Is now being considered In Russia and England. Interior at New Home of University Club 1 - "f : r I i "V. mr ion ? ' SCOBES OF LIVES LOST IN TEXAS FLOODDISTRICT (Continued from Pare One.) J lured, some palnfu'Jy, but none seriously. washed away at Bcabrook, about twenty leied ou the transiwrls KUpaLrlok and Uuford. Wtm Iwrrp Throat Teaaa City. WASHINGTON. Aug. lt.-The latest dlapatrh sent from Texas City this morn ing my Major General, Dell said: "Violent wind and rain, greatly In creased after filing first message yester day evening, reaching culmination at about midnight. Tttay waves and flood water combined rose to an evaraae height of three to five feet throughout Texas City and the surrounding oountry. All ramps . are a total loss. Including wooden structures. fot a vestige Is left.'' The dispatch continued: "All public and private property In ramp is almost a total loss except animate, transporta tion and ordnance equipment. A few ani mals and considerable harness were lose Property et every description Is soat terd throughout the city. Floating wreckage la piled up In the Streets. Vio lence of the wind was such that many craft of considerable else were blown anl floated into the city near the bay ahore. ' " Ceaaaeanal Greatly Jkgfltae4. "'The command waa greatly scattered, seeking shelter during; tbe. bight. The storm still la too violent to accomplish anything" this morning except the rescue of women and children and search for drad and Injured. Temporary hoapllal waa established In the Southern hotel ycerday. Most of the dead and la. jured were dlacovered and oared for laat night. "The most substantial business hou and reaideucea stood, but some were un roofed. A considerable number of small frame buildtnga were blown down and fU.-a.U-d In street. Borne were blown oft of foundations. All temporary wooden buildings were wrecked. IHvlaioo hoa4- i:iortr, atores and property are a total loss. "The dpot iuartermaater'a Texas City branch stors house was unroofed. Prop rtr sad supplies were eoaked, but are nioa'.t)' unealable. Small brldgee are am; roada generally are linpaaaable. ! A! railroads, telephone and telegraph lines temporarily are out of comralsalof No communication with tbe putetde: itotbing hard from GaKeaton. A num ber of fe-oiIe are homelees and without food, but the vUlble sup4y probably wlU laat until It can be repientahad from Houston. Am furnishing food and aucoor to needy regardleaa of their statue. Tt.rre la no immdiate nd of outside amietance." Im r;4ed. Another tlupt'li. awaited from )Vxas ( lif laat ti it at l.'aild: "A violrnt tropical Urm with wind snd rain has been to prorr here flnce-:ivn. IVind from t;iu tn'iv'.viut u.t elgh'.y.flve to 1jO im it t per -li'iur, I'H backed up tr In lK. Va'. Camp Is txle and ik t-cn atandoiied for safety tClectrk) lil.l t'-iui oit of 'jih minion. ' Dark rn rcii'lrra an .ktniiatp of the damage lit 1LI until tlie H ti m subsMee. Some u.jurua. bj nt ')ad y..i reported. Gel-4-.tca not o. in.uly heard fro, but on arraUM'4 tl T-iit-aevenih Infajitry, iiiii4 on lout fcroond, haa abandoned na vfnp end irsoved. "vijiie a auiuuer not et listed are la- Only one. civilian la reported dead. All Injured being cared for In our hospital. Much discomfort, but no serious suffer ing. "Only anrlous menace to health Is lack of water, Large sanitary force already organised and at work. Troops now se curing shelter. No serious suffering Temporeiure mild." aig Die la Hal ves. , HOUSTON, Tex., Aug-. ll-Vla Hall road Wire.) So far as known In Galves ton only nix Uvea were lost In the tropi cal storm In OaJvseton proper, according: to staff correspondent of a Houston newspaper who retumnd here after a perilous trip to the Island city. He says undoubtedly several Uvea were lost In out lying districts, but as ample warning had been given a large proportion of the Inhabitants had found places of eefety. A relief party, which returned here late today from Virginia Point, between here and Oalveston. reports between twenty-fire and thirty deatha at that point. Several bod tea have been recov ered. One hundred persona are ma rooned without food on Red Fish bar near Virginia Point .hls A trains Walk A throe-masted schooner la lylnti against the sea wall In front of Hotel Calves. ' Two large barges broke from their moorings during the storm and battered out the center of the causeway connecting Oalveston with the mainland, while the approaches at each and of the causeway are badly damaged. Captain tntjao of the tug Seminole also arrived hare from Galveston today. He said the death toll In Oalveston and vi cinity may reach several hundred, al though comparatively tew .persons were killed In the city proper. Meaaacee Cenfaand. fiAN ANTONIO. Tsx.. Aug. It-It Is believed In army Circles here that the Washington wireless haa In some manner confused messsges from the Buford say ing the camp at Fort Crockett Waa com pletely wiped out, and taken tt to moan the camp at Texas City. The wlrelees at Tort Bam Houston, the strongest in the country outside of Arlington, did not receive the message, although It has been tuned In with Oalveston ever since tbe storm began. eve Drown. TEMPLE. Tex. Aug. ll-Beven per sons were drowned at Hitchcock, Tex., a small town lust north of Oalveston. It was announced at Atchison, Topeka Santa Fa railroad division headquarters here today. The water Is standing three feet over the railroad tracks at Hitch cock and the entire vicinity la flooded. Wire communication over the railroad Una was established with Hitchcock this morning. milvs from Houston. Three persons are reported to have lost their lives at that point. Mr. Montgomery described conditions along the prairie similar to those that ob tained m the )ft storm. "We eaw thousands of dead animals along the way," he Bald. He said they could see the buildings st Fort Crockett and all seemed undam aged. He could recognise some of the U1I buildings In the city with whkili he was , familiar, but was most Impressed with the gravity at the situation by the fact that the grain elevators were fone. UARLY REPORTS OT STORM Be res of Lives SUportea Loot la Texas. DALLAS. Tex.. Aug. 1. -Boo res of Uvea were lost .and millions of dollars' worth of property wss destroyed In the West Indian hurricane that swept the Texas coast yesterday and tha day before, ac cording to Information received today from the stricken districts which have been cut off from wire communication with tha outside world. Before nooa the total number of dead reported waa nearly a hundred, with no definite news out of Galveston, which city Is believed to have been hardest hit. EIGHT BODIES WASHED AAHORO Dead Faag oa Beach at Texas tlr Probaetr fro as Ualyeetoa. AUSTIN, Aug. is. According to the Houston Post story of 'conditions at Tsxaa City, baaed on an Interview with K. V. Rhodes, who brought the Texas City appeal for aid to Houston, ths bodies of sight women were found washed ashore at Texas City Tuesday. These bodies are supposed to have come from Oalveston. In 1M0 many bodies from Oalveston were washed up at Texaa City. Damage which will run Into millions of dollars haa been dons to the cotton crop in Texas by the storms of Monday and Tuesday. Reports from towns In central Texaa aay that cotton open In thebolls waa blown out of the bolls and was beaten Into the ground by tbe heavy rains. It Is estimated that Bo per oent of all the cotton In this auction was open and that from one-fourth to one-halt of the open cotton waa lost. On this calculation the damage wUl be from H to a per cent of the OntliO cotton crop of central Texas." . , (r .' ; The first editions of the Hounlon papers to rea3h Austin since the storm of Mon day night arrived today. Their Informa tion as to conditions at Oalveston is not complete, as neither the Chronicle nor the Poet had been able to get a men Into Oalveston. Seabrook la said by both papers to have been practically annihilated so far aa houses are concerned. Tbe Houston Poet carries an appeal from H. B. Moore for food and supplies for the civilian population at Texaa City to be aent to Major General J. Franklin Bell, U. 8. A., who la commanding at Texaa Oty. Because of dasaao to property at Houston, twenty special officers were sworn In and every one on the streets after t:V o'clock Tuesday night waa forced to give a food account of him self, according to both papers. A relief committee met In Houston Tuesday and arranged to send a boat of supplies to Oalveston. At Kemah. on the coast, only one house haa been left standing, according to Frank Annslle of Seabrook, who escaped to Houston. The Southwestern Telegraph and Tele phone company's loss at Houston Is esti mated at 1100,000, Practically every big establishment in Houston reports dam age. The Houston Post declares there have been but two deatha In Houston a negro who encountered a live wire, and a carpenter whoee bam fell on him. The Poet reports ten houses down at Bellalr and two persons Injured. coast havs suffered severely. "we left Alvin at o'clock In the morning with a relief train, twit were stopped by the waters at Hitchcock. From Hitchcock to Oalveston, the track apparently Is under water. The Hitch cock yards were under water, and bales of cotton, lumber and other debris were floating about. At t o'clock this morning the water was five feet under the high eat stage at Hitchcock. "At tha height of the atom the wind, which was accompanied by a heavy rain, was so strong that a man could not atacd against It. "A marine pile driver Is reported to have pounded asralnst the causeway and damaged the slope, but the report la not confirmed. The storm U still rag--ln. but not so severely as aa first" laalgrestlonr Can't Eatt IV Appetltef Dr. King's New Life 11 Us stir up your liver, aid digestion: yoa feel fine the next day. Only Sc. All druggists. Adver tisement. Munitions Plant Machinists Want Eight-Hour Day NEW YORK, Auk. 1I.-J. J. Keppler, vice president of the International As sociation of Machinists, before leaving for Washington last night, said that he would urge at the executive board meet ing1 of the aaeoclnllon there today an im mediate national strike. In all arms and , ammunition plants, wnicn nsve rerueen to grant an eight-hour day. Mr. Keppler said be had been forced to take this stand because of whst he termed 'open hostility of the National Metal Trades' association," which, he asserted, had several times gone out nf Its way to prevent private settlements between the union and the shops. Kep pler also declared Insinuations that for eign Influences were brought to bear In many of the machinists' strikes waa an other ground for this move. "I have also been hurried Into this de cision for a national ' strike," Keppler said, "because of the Insinuations that German Influences are back of us. That Is Just propaganda to hurt our cause. and we will show that such Insinuations cannot hurt us. The machinists will allow nothing to stand In the way of their eight-hour movement." WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. Remuel Com pere, president of the American Federa' tlon of Labor, Issued a statement last night expressing the opinion that a dill gent Inquiry should be msde of charges published by the New Tork World that German agents In the United States, with the approval of high officials of the Ger man government, have been fomenting labor troubles In plants making war sup plies for the alllea Mr. Oompera reiterated his recent as sertion thst sttempts had been made to Involve him In schemes to call strikes. He said that an Inquiry would be fruit ful of results If directed at efforts to oorruptly bring- about atrlkes among longshoremen and seamen. Aberdeen Eemains Upon the Dry List PIERRE, 8. D.. Ang. ll-(SpeclaI Tele gram.) That Aberdeen remains In the dry list by a majority of one is the decree of the supreme court In Its affirming the lower court of Brown county, in the case of A. L, Ward et al. against C. C. Fletcher et al.' The Issue waa one of counting disputed ballots and the supreme court finds that thlrty-eeven ' votes ' were . erroneously counted' In tbe affirmative and forty-five erroneously ootmted.la the begatlve, and with a negative majority of nine shown, the ohsnars leaves Just one majority galnst Uoense lor the aocoad largest dty In tfc; ..cate. GALVKiTO LOSS IS KMORXOL'S Grata Elevators Many Other Baliaiaaa Are Destroyed. HOUSTON, Tex., Aug. ll.-(Vta Temple and Telephone to Dallas. The Houston Chronicle prints the following interview with . R. Montgomery, a Houston corre spondent of the Oalveston News, who got aa far aa Virginia Point, the north end of the Causeway, Wednesday, and viewed the wrecked city of Oalveston: "I ant confident the number of dead In Oalveston la large. J ooukl not see aa elevator oa the port aide of the city and my opinion la that the number of buildings destroyed will run into the thoi'sands. I believe tne property loes will be greater than that of 19U0." Montgomery made bis way to the dratr- brldge of the Oalveston causeway and. owing to the fait that this structure waa swept aeay, he waa forced to return to Houston. The map made the trip In an automobile. "We encountered Indescribable condi tions," he aald. "The road bridges et Clear Creek end Dickinson were washed out and we sea our automobile over the railroad bridges and across ths ttea" "We saw thousands f bales of cotton on the prairlve all ths way from Virginia point, (the mainland end of the Galves ton causae ay), to ths town of La Marque. far inland. These were washed from Ga'vestoa ducks by the great tidal wave. "The water must have been several feet over the causeway and serious dam age must have been done to It by the washing out of large quantities of fill lncs In tbe center." Tne Chronicle also reported that it re ceived Information that fifty persons are dead at Teiea Ctty. but accounts tor only twelvs soldiers whe pertahed when the Thompten building at Texas City collapsed. It la said these ware all private soldiers, no romnUas toned offtoera having lost their ltvas. , The re H road drawbridge bes beea British, Norwegian and Spanish Ships Sunk by Germans LONDON, Aug. IS. The British steamer Bonny of 1,702 tons gross, and the Span ish steamer Isidore, 2,044 tons gross, have been sunk. Twenty-one of the crew of the former vessel and eight of the tatter were picked up. The trawler George also was sunk. Its crew waa saved. The Norwegian steamers Romulus and Mineral have been aunk. The crews were saved. The Mineral, a vessel of 149 tons gross, waa built In 1890 and was owned In Nar vik. The Romulus, of 820 tons gross, was built In 1913 and hailed from Kragero. Eeceiver Named for Ship Combine TRENTON, N. X. Aug. 18. A receiver was appointed for the International Mer cantile Marine , oompany, a New Jersey corporation, by Vice Chancellor Bakes In the court of chancery today. - Chauncey O. Parker of Newark Is the receiver. Counsel for the company ad mitted the allegations of Insolvency. The application for a receiver was made by Emerson E. Parvln of Plalnfleld, N. J., a stockholder. MA NT DEAD AT TEXAS CITV SeMiere Killed by CoUapso at Betid- lace aa Cvlllaaa Drewaee. WACO, Tex Aug. IX. A oopy of the sixth edition of the Houston Chronicle of Tuesday says: Twelve soldiers were killed at Texaa City during last nlght'a storm, whsn the Thompson building, a new three-story structure, collapsed. Eight were killed by falling brick, while four drowned later. About thirty or forty civilians, many of them woman and children, also lost their Uvea. "Those killed were enlisted, men. "Military rule haa been established at Tsxaa City and the aoldiere are fishing corpses out of the water as fast aa thsy can be looated. , "The first rumor to reach Houston waa that between M and 130 aoldiere were drvwned, but this report was denied by A. 11. Doty and T. J. Moran. whe reached Houston late Tueeday afternoon, making a trip to Texaa City In an automobile oa the railroad track. They aald only twelve soldiers lost their lives and perhaps three Uniee aa many were Injured." WATEIl EXTENDS TO HITCHCOCK rie4 Threa Miles Farther lalaaa Thaa Darla ISO Storm. CHICAGO, Aug. la. W . F- M arson, i general superintendent of the Atchlaou. 1 Topeka sV Santa Fe at Oalveston. tele- ! graphed the general offices here from HlU'hoock, Tex., seventeen miles north of Galveston, today, stating that the water extended to Hltchoook, and at cer tain potnta It was three miiee further in land thaa lit the disastrous flood of 1M0. "I understand," Mr. Mar son tele- I grapltcd, "that the rttlaena of Oalveston had twenty-four hours' warning to move to the business section of the oity end hope this waa done, although grave feara are felt. "Rescuers at Httchoocfc have recovered the bodlee of seven droemed pereooa aaa cored for several Injured. "Small towns between Wallia and tha One Big Fact Not Advertised ia the 2 H icralna of a harmful drag In the average cup of coffee. Coffee roasters know that there Is caifelne, a subtle, poison ous drug: In "Coffer . But they dodge the Issue and taJk nbout flavour. Proof lies ia the fart that some coffee conoeras have tried, without much success, to rid coffee of Its caffeine. ' Dally blows of this ooXloe-dru, finally result for most people, la nervousness, headache, heart flutter or aome other form of caffeine poisoning. You max not think coffee hurts you, but to be sure, quit coffee tea days and use the pure food -drink- FOSTOM It la made of wheat and a bit of vtholenome molasses. The tasty, Java-like flavour makes the change eay aa well aa bene ficial and there'a ao drug or other harmful element ia Poetura. There are two forma of Iostura: POSTOI CEREAL tho or iginal form must be boiled too and 25c pkga. IXSTANT P08TVM the soluble form la made ia the cup with hot water, Instantly BOc and DOo Una. The coat per cup is about the aame for both kinds. "There's a Reason" for Postum Sold by Grocers everywhere. Major Wallace Accidentally Shot PARKF.RSBURO. W. Va Aug. IK Major William Wallace of the Ninth In fantry, United Flutes army, waa shot and seriously wounded at the ramp of the National Guard of West Virginia here last night, when a revolver was acci dentally discharged irvlde of a tent Just as he was passing. The bullet cut off two fingers if his left hand and passed through both legs nesr the thigh. I Negroes Lynched for Poisoning Mules MOJfTQOMERT, Ala.. Aug. lS.-"Kld " Jackson and Henry Russell, negroes, were lynched early today at Hope Hull, ten miles from here. Another negro, whoee name has not been learned, was rescued from the mob. but died at s howpltal. The negroes were charged with poison ing mules oa s plantation several month ago. Thompson-Balden Co Dependable Linens Reduced for Thursday's Selling Bleached Table Cloths $2.50 Bleached Table Cloths $5.00 Bleached TaWa Cloths $8.75 Bleached Table Cloths $10.00 Bleached Table Cloths $1.89 S3.75 i i 50.75 7.50 Fine Bleached Napkins $3.50 Fine Bleached Napkins $4.50 Fine Bleached Napkins $5.00 Fine Bleached Napkins $7.50 Fine Bleached Napkins $10.00 Fine Bleached Napkins $2.75 a dos. $3.00 a doz. $3.89 a dos. $5.00 a doz. $7.50 a doz. $1.75 Bath Mats (colors) $1.25 A Sale of Turkish Towels 45c Tcrkish Towels, Thursday 75c Turkish Towels, Thursday $1.00 Turkish Towels, Thursday 25C 75? V A TRUE STATEMENT OF FACTS.... We have taken from our stock' all odd pieces of Furniture and .'priced them at much lesa than actual cost some at one- , fourth cost. In fact, we put a price on tbe article to positively move it from our stock. These goods we have as sembled on our main floor, for inspection only, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 10th, 20th and 21st, but no goods will be sold or orders taken until Monday morning, August 23rd. Doors Open 8:30 Orchard & Wilhelm Co. AsfCSEkEXTS. EMPRESS Sebastian Merrill and his Comedy YIP-YAPS. Sensational Cycling Novelty. Hufford a Chain A Coontowa RevlraL Decker & Adams "Laugh Promotora." The Halklngs Pllhouette Pantomime. "Tie Mystery of Mary" A 3 -Reel Broadway Special "HAM AT THE BEACH." "THE FIXKR," HEAKST-SEIJO No. Bfl. IfU Admission IfU IWW fcssms SiU 19c Eika lUU AMUIEMENTI. TODAY warns xu. a.aa J Sll !. ..1 , xmMATn lino Hit iris weex TMM STOCK VIWIOT," Edward Lynch 5L5rS. 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