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VOL. XLV NO. 54.
..;;iAY MOftNING, ; AUGUST 20, 191.V-TEN PAGKS.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
OF LIFE NEARLY
Thii Estimate Made by San Antonio
Reporter Wha Has Just Re
turned from the City
DEAD IN CITY IXACED AT 2501
Three Fires Break Out Darin; Storm ;
and Destroy Several Large j
Business Houses. j
GREAT WALL HOLDS SEA BACK!
BEAUMONT, Tex., Aug. 19. Re-
ports of twenty deaths at Anahuac,
la Chambers county, during the
etorro were brought here today. Two
thousand refugees are here from
Port Arthur. There Is one case of
smallpox, but little danger of a
spread of the disease.
HOUSTON, Tex., Aug. 19. Known
'dead outside of Galveston from
Monday night's West Indian hurri
. cane are 11, according to reports
here tonight. Missing outside of Gal
'Veston were 205. Of the missing list
i It was feared more than half were
dead. Communication with Galveston
and Texas City, a distance of sixty
mile from here, continued to be a
matter of many hoars. It was known
that Galveston's loss of life was
comparatively light and It was evi
dent that the Island city was not
rushing out any appeals for aid.
Reports that up to late today
trickled through to the outside world
from the southeast Texas districts
swept by the West Indian hurricane,
served to Increase the probable num
ter of dead, but placed estimates of
property loss several million dollars
vnder those previously given. Col
lected reports, aeveral of which were
unconfirmed, sent the total of re
ported dead above 400, while today's
reports indicated the property dam
age would be less than $15,000,000
all told, with Galveston and Houston
tne heaviest sufferers. .
A newspaper correspondent re
turned from' Galveston with the esti
mate that property damage there
iwould be about $10,000,000. Esti
mates baaed on reports received in
Dallas placed the Galveston damage
as low as $3,000,000.
In Houston property valued at Sl.ono.000
to 17,000,000 was destroyed.
The list of reported dead fluctuated as
the hours passed and It was believed
probable that the exact number could
never be definitely determined. The list
as reported up to noon follows:
Brasos Ufa ata It)
Lynchburg ......... 3
Sea brook 8
Morgan s Point.... 7
I. Porte T! .
Jennings Island... 8TOn boat Sam Bar-
Free port 11 nard
Sour Lake lOn boats Waverly
Alvln 1 and Guyton ....IS
Tne Big; Drederea Mtaalas;.
The drsdfa Bam Houston was reported
lost, with flfty-slx persons, and the
dredge Ban Jacinto, with a crew of fifty,
wae miaslngt and believed lost.
Thirty persona who boarded a steamer
at Port Bolivar lighthouse were believed
to have perished when the vessel broke
Us moorings and the vessel drifted out
into the gulf.
Word baa been received from 100 per
sons marooned on Ha rah Island, 150
miles southwest of New Orleans.
In addition to these reports, a number
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:
for Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vlcinltv
-Cloudy, not much change in temperature.
Teiaiperatarea at VmtU Yesterday.
"si a. m n:
a. m M
9 a. m ss
10 a. m...
11 a in...
1 p. m...
2 p. m...
I p. in...
i p. m...
S p. in...
p. m. ..
T p. in...
4 D. m . . .
Comparative L-a ftveor.
1915. tail. 1911.
,. 7 M 7
.. TS 74
.. b ft M
.. .() T .00
Temperature and precipitation depart
ures from tto normal:
Normal temperature H
DeHclenoy for tiie day 5
Total deficiency since March 1.. St
Normal piectpttatton 11 Inch
Ifklency for the day.,.: 11 Inch
Total rainfall since March I....U 39 inches
i xi:ea aiuce March 1 W Inch
Itficiency for cor. period. 1014. 5.H Inches
3-wf Iciency for cor. period, ml. f Inches
1rta fria Statlona at T P. M.
Station and State Tenip.High.Hain'
Oieyenne i iotidy
Tnver. rloudv ,..
1 Mofnra. i-ler
North plife. cloudy..
Rapid City, rljudv
7 p.m. mc fall.
M.endan. partly cloudy.. 7
Moux City, clar 70
Vcleattiie. partly cloudv. 71
T Indicate trace of ureclirtitlrn
U A. Wt-lSH. tecai l'oicaater.
ROYAL PRINCES RE-ENTERING PRZEMYSI-Photo shows Archduke Karl Trances
Joseph and Archduke Frederick being received on their visit after the recapture of tho
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PLAN LARGE GOLD
SHIPMENTS TO I). S.
Allies Expect to Create Credit in
New York by Lare Desposita
MAY SELL SHORT TOUT NOTES
LONDON, Aug. 19. Belief that a
successful adjustment of . the - ex
change rate problem now is assured
is expressed by the morning papers,
although it Is statedhe government
baa not "yet committed itself defi
nitely to any particular plan.
Several conferences were held yes
terday, but there' were no formal
meetings and the men in charge of
the negotiations declined to make
etatenients regarding the progress
fXade. Presumably some delay will
be necessary because of the decision
to make whatever is done the Joint
action of the Allies, rather than of
Great Britain alone.
Provide for Gold Shlpraeat.
It Is agreed that any adjustment scheme
will provide,, first of all, for a shipment
of gold In an amount which possibly will
surprise both the American and British
publics, the idea being to effect such
a complete restoration of confidence as
to make easy the flotation of a good
elxed British credit In New York on fav
"The best judges beUeve," says the
Telegraph, "that at our present Indebt
edness In America is comparatively small,
but it will be heavier before long. What
we are doing in conjunction with France
and Russia Is to send such an amount
of gold as will provide for all require
ments for some time to come."
.The Times indorses the proposal for an
Immediate Issue and salt, to Importers
by the treasury of gold dollar treasury
bills payable In September, 1930, by Brit
ish government asents In New Tork.
These would be taken readily by Amer
ican bankers and exporters at a discount
not exceeding 4Vs per cent and this method
of raising a gold credit would obviate
the Injury to the British war loan In
volved In the issuance of a tax free 8
per cent loan in New Tork.
"A great part of the 50.000,000 to U00,
OOO.OjO gold which will be sent to Amer
ica," says the Dally Mall, "will be con
tributed by Franca and Russia aa much
of the purchasing from the United Btatea
has been on their behalf."
Sinking of Arabic,
Causes a Drop in
Stocks and Wheat
NEW YORK, Aug. 19. Prices broke
with some violence just before 1:30 o'clock
whit Wall street received woM of the
sinking of the Arabic The market,
which had been rather irregular except
In the war group, turned suddenly active
CHICAGO. Aug. 1.-The wheat market
reflected the reported sinking of the Ara-
; bic In a decline of He September sold
1 from Ii.ubVu'1.0414. and December from
Dr. David a, Johnson
Elected Head N. E. A.
OAKLAND, CsX, Aug. 19. Dr. David
B. Johnson, president of the Wlathrop
(Normal and Industrial college of Rock
Hill, 8. C, was elected president of the
National Educational association by a
vote of 479, ai against 1P4 received by Mii
Urare C. Strachan, dimt superintend
ent of school. Brooklyn. N. Y.
Xorae Ship Sank.
LONDON, Aug. 19. The Norwegian
ateanier Maada, 1,063 tons gross, was lor
pedoed last night by a German submarine.
The captain and crew were landed today
m m ' 1 i . . - i i
t "I si -
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Also is Torpedoed
LONDON. Aug. 19. The British
steamer Magnolia reports by wireless
that the steamship Dunsley also was
torpedoed, but at the time the mes
sage was sent was still, afloat and
Mas picking up survivors.
Ring Sent Marietta ,
! Man foHisTO
ATLANTA, ,Oa, Aug. 19. Governor
Harris today conferred with the state
prison commission before taking further
action for investigation of the lynching
of Leo M. Frank. The governor expects
to give out a statement later.
"These reports hare no known founda
tion of fact and should not be given
credence," Governor Harris said.
O. B. Keeler, a newspaper man em
ployed In Atlanta, but residing in
Marietta, in a published article today
saya that Frank's wedding ring was de
livered to hfm at his home last night
by a man unknown to him. Keeler says
a note in an envelope with the ring- read:
Frank's . dying request was that hi
wedding ring be given to his wife. Will
you not see that this request is carried
outT The note will be delivered to you
by a man you do not know and who does
not know you. Make no effort to find
out his identity. Tou are expected to
destroy this letter after reading it."
Keeler stated that he would have tho
ring delivered to Mrs. Frank.
Eeach Vera Cruz
WASHINGTON,' Aug. 19.-The battle
ships Louisiana and New Hampshire ar
rived at Vera Crui late Wednesday after
a rough passage across the Gulf of
Mexico, according to a message received
here. The message made no mention of
, the situation at Vera Crus. The State
j department has had no report either from
Vera Crus or from Mexico City for sev
eral days, the gulf storm having put the
telegraph and cable lines to the south
out of commission.
Russia Calls for
Recruits for 1916
PARIS, Aug. 19. The Russian embassy
announces that by d cures of the em.
peror young men of the class of 1916 have
oeen called to the colors, dating from
August 20. No exemptions whatever, by
reasons of family connections or of atudv
abroad will be allowed, the announcement
Injunction Against '
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 19. The Injunction re
straining Armando Marsans front playing
base ball with the fit. Louis Federals was
dissolved by Judge Dyer in the federal
district court here tod.ty and Marsans
now la at liberty to play with the St.
Work is aoon to hsgln her.
on one of thz lin.-it modern
clinical hospit i.'s 'n the
country. It is to be part of
the medical school of the
State University which is
located in Omaha.
IIORB TROOPS LAND
Desperate Effort of Allies to Gain
Ground on Gallipcli Penininla
, Without Eejults.
LOSSES OF BOTH SIDES HEAVY
LONDON, Aug. II Additional
t-oops have been landed by the Brit
ish at Suvla Bay, GalllpoU peninsula.
This announcementj,wa made here
officially, this afternoon, . ,
J The war -'office aUlU that after
heavy fighting in which no satisfac
tory progress was made the British
advance was. halted. Losses on both
sides were very large.
Recent cable dispatches have indicated
that the French and British have de
termined upon a great attempt to capture
the Dardanelles as speedily as possible.
London reports say that this ' Is being
done to Induce the wavering Balkan
stdtes with a show of force and If pos
sible to assist hard pressed Russia by
forwarding to It supplies through the
Alleged Speech of
Grey Causes Great
Sensation in Berlin
BERLIN, Aug. Ik (By Wireless to
Sayvllle.) Dr. Von !Bthmann-HoUwe.
the German imperial chancellor, tn ' a
speech today at the opening of the
Reichstag today, after a recess since May
30, in a sensational statement quoted the
words which he declared Sir Edward
Grey spoke to the German ambassador
at London when the latter took leave of
the British foreign minister after the
beginning of the. war in August, 1914.
"Kir Edward Orey," said the chancel
lor, "emphaslxlng- his ' words, said that
war between the two countries would
make It possible that at the conclusion
of peace he could render us more valua
ble services than had England remained
The chancellor explained that he Inter
preted these words to mean that Eng
land desired the friendship of a beaten
and weakened Germany as a counter In
fluence against powerful Russia. Eng
land would be ready, to use such a Ger
manya weak country, without Industry
and without a navy.
The chancellor's report of this soene la
London caused a profound sensation la
Body of Leo Frank
Reaches New York
NEW TORK. Aug. 19. -The body of
Ieo M. Frank was brought here early
I today. Detective and police were on hand
i to guard against any demonstration, but
I few persons were gathered at the station.
1 Mra Frank, who accompanied the body
. of her husband on the trip from Atlanta,
1 was greeted by her sister-lo-iaw, Mrs.
. Otto Stern, and others of Frank's rela
tives. . .'....
Frank's body wae taken to an under
taker's establishment near the home of
! his father, Rudolph Frank.
Several motorcycle patrolmen accom
panied the automobile carrying Frank's
body from the station to Brooklyn.
Otto Stern, brother-in-law of Frank.
' said the funeral would be private.'
Mrs. Rudolph Frank, mother of Lao
M. Frank, gave out a statement today In
which she thanked the public for the kind
i !.s and sympathy extended to the Frank
f .uil.'y. SI'S said she and her husband
l ad received a large number of mes
i a.; of sympathy from southerners dur-
i In the last two days. Me declined te
announce when the funeral would take
place. By I o'clock a quiet crowd of more
than KO people had gathered la front of
the Frank: home.
; " ' 5
OF KOYNO FORTS
Petrograd Kefuiei to Admit that
German Victory on Second
Line as Complete as
KAISER CLAIMS AN ADVANCE
Petrograd Reports Say Only Left
Bank of Kiemen is in Hands
of the Germans.
TEUTONS NEAR BREST-LTTOVSX
BERLIN," Aug. 1. (Via Lon
don). A further advance on the
part of the German army which Is at
tempting to capture the important
Russian fortress of Brest-Litovsk
was announced here officially today.
The statement says that outer posi
tions of the fortress near Rokltno,
before Brest-Litovsk, wore pene
trated. LONDON, Aug. 1. Russian re
porta do not concede the total loss of
Kovno, asserting the Germans have
enptured only the fortifications on
the left bank of the Kiemen, while
positions on the right bank are still
held by the defenders. South of the
Hug the Germans are now before
rrest-Litovsk, which Is Russia's
greatest military station and a rail
road center of much Importance.
Novogeorglevsk, which has been In
rested for the last ten days, Is in im
minent danger, as the Germans are
making constant progress.
Reports from both sides Indicate that
a desperate battle may now be under way
along a line parallel to the Blalyatok-Brest-Lttovsk
On the British section of the western
front there has been no serious Infantry
fighting since the advance at Hogge. The
French, however, are mere active. Paris
announces: violent artillery engagements
In the Artols region, in the Champagne,
beyond the Meuse, and in the Vosge.
Attacks with grenade by the army at the
Overman crown prince' In the Argonne
are reported te have bean repulsed. 1 '
An Austrian aO ua.it ron attaolca tha
island of Fslaerosa, In the. ntld-Adriatlo,
slsaed by the Italians early In the wit.
Attempts to make a landing were de
feated. . - ; -
Although It was hoped that the diplo
mats sltuaUon in the Balkans would
show signs of clearing definitely this
weak, there I no further change In that
Kltekeaar sat Joffree laapoei Llae.
FARX& Au. 19. A inlnt InsrwiMlnrt' of
Par la of the western battle line was mad
Monday by Lord Kitchener, Alexandre
KUlorand, the French war minister; Gen
eral Joffre and Sir John French, the
oemmanderMn-chlef of the French and
An official not which gives detail of
the trip, says Lord Kitchener and M.
Mlllerand wr greatly Impressed by the
splendid appearance of the troop and
their high moral.
-During an address Tuesday evening 11.
"After a year of war the enemy no
longer ha Illusion of winning. He pre
dicts Internal dissension among hi
enemies, which, he hope will occur. Al
ready he Is endeavoring to Incite neutrals
and ptaoe before belligerent veiled Innu
endo of peace.
"Let me assure you France la united;
people, parliament and government have
never been more firmly determined, in
close accord with our heroin and faith
ful allies, never to lay down our arm
until the day arrive when w shall have
attained our goal and If the road to Tip
perary 1 long, the price 1 ufflclntly
high to justify paying for all the delays,
difficulties and sadnesses sklnnav thai r.B4
beoau the price 1 the liberation of the
Elihu Root Heads
BALT LAKE CITT, Utah. Aug. 19.
Ellhu Root of New Tork. waa unanl.
moualy elected president of the Ameri
can Bar association today.
FRANK HANGING SCORED
BY BAR ASSOCIATION
SALT LAKE CITT. TJtah. Aug. 19
The American Bar association unani
mously adopted a resolution today pro
nouncing the Frank lynching a "willful
and deliberate murder by mob violence."
and urging every effort to bring th per
petrator to trial.
The Day 8 War News
Ft RTHEK ADDITIONS the Brlt
tete fereaa la th Daraaaellea hare
haa snaale, LMa '' aaaoaaelasT
that Mar ereop have taadesl
at Savla mmj, mm th Oalllaolt pmm
NORWAY HAS PROTESTED te Ber
llsi aaralut th eeiaara hy a Oer
amaa a a b marine of mails fraae th
steamer llaafcoa VII, hoaad (or
Berarea, Norway, ( Kaglaad, sat
has aVauiade lit relsra at the
wall to Norway.
GERMAN VKTOKV at Kavaa waa
ao roaaylete, aevttrdlna to the
HsHlaa claim. Frrord aasrrls
(bat (ra Unite MikoUl1 luirrj
atlll hoid the fortlfleatloas aa the
ftht Wuk ot te hlemeai.
WILSON WON'T ACT
Gregory Finds Nothing in German
"Plot" Justifying Move by
REPORTS TO THE PRESIDENT
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. Attor
ney General Gregory reported to
President Wilson today that investi
gation Into charges of activities of
German agents In this country had so
far disclosed nothing to lead to ac
tion by the Department of Justice.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. la an
announcement issued by the Navy
department today Secretary Daniels
said he had asked John R. Rathom,
publisher of the Providence (R. I.)
Journal, to submit any evidence he
might have to substantiate a pub
lished statement credited to him that
a civil employe of the Nary depart
ment waa in the pay of the Oermar
Mr. Daniel also revealed that after .t
recent conference with Mr. Rathom, t,.
department had assigned additional of
floor and men to the naval force operal-l
trig the German-owned commercial wlro
lees plant at Sayvllle, L. I.
Mr. Daniel said that Mr. Rathom he
tlmated that he had information also r
gardtng an alleged German scheme u
control of all radio stations In Houts
and Central America and even In tin
Destruction of Norse
Mail by Germans
CIIRIBTIAINIA. Norway, Aug. 19,-VI
London.) The halting yesterday of th
Norwelglon mall steamer Haakon VII and
th aelioia of mall on board by a Ger
man auDtnarin have been followed by a
protest to Berlin and a demand for the
return of the mall to Norway. Th
Hakon VII we bound from Borgen to
Th poetmaater general report that tho
commander . of th German .aubnmr'n"
ordered th Jettisoning of all printed
matter and packaae destined to England,
Franoe, Italy, or ether countries hostile to
German y, All letter and remittance
money are said to have 'been taken
aboard the submarine.
The mall consist of accumulation
Inoe the sailing on Menday of th pre
vious steamer. Included were eeveni
sacks of mall from Denmark.
What the newspaper term th "mall
tbelftj ha aroused a terra of resent
ment. German submarines are said to be
watohlng vry Inlet to th Important
ports of Norway.
PARIS, Aug. 19.-The French war of
fice this afternoon gav out a statement
on th progress of hostilities reading:
'There waa much activity last night on
th Artola front. An attack by our force
mad us master of th junction of the
high road between Bethun and Arras
and between Ablalq and Angre, where
th German position constituted a salient
Into our advance line.
"T the north of Carleul, we were suc
cessful in repulsing certain attack mad"
with hand grenade and bomb.
Elihu Root Ohosen
Head of the A. B. A.
6ALT LAKE CITT. TJtah. Aua. 19-
L'nlted States Senator Elihu Root o'
Nsw Tork was unanimously elected ores
ident of th American Bar association at
Its closing business session today on
recommendation of th aeneral council or
th association. Walter Oeorg Smith o1
Philadelphia waa a candidate against
Senator Root before th council, but his
nam waa not presented to th conven
tion. List of Americans
Aboard the Arabio
NEW TORK. Ang. 19.-Th Whit Star
line gav out tonight a Ut cabled from
Liverpool containing the name of the
following cabin passengers sailing on tbs
Arabic, all of whom are Americana:
Miss Josephine L. Bniguire.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burgess.
Mr. and Mra Jame Calmon. '
Mr, and Mra P. W. A. Collins.
Mr. and Mrs. Psllalt Covtnaton.
Rev. Dr. E. A. McAllister.
Leopold P. Moor.
j A. Hullmeroebeker.
John Do! an.
Claude Roode. ,
Jame M. Rowley.
Mis F. E. Bhrlmptoo.
American paner In - th steerage
ONLY BARELY INJURED AFTER
THREE THOUSAND FOOT FALL
IOWA CITY. la.. Aug. l.-(Spe lal Tel
egran.)James Q. Wright of Enid, OkL,
baUoonlut, fell l.frjO feet this afternoon
with hi balloon when the parachute rope
knotted and would hot cut looee. 11 fell
on a roof, barely Injured,
A BRITISH LINER
Fifteen Americans Aboard Steamer,
. Says One Report and Another
SIX PASSENGERS ARE MISSING
423 Persons on English Steamer
Torpedoed Off South Coast
NO WARNING IS GIVEN VESSEL
LONDON, Aug. 1. It is stated
that the correct number of pas
sengers on board the Arable was 181,
pf whom ITS have been saved.
LONDON, Aug. 19. A wireless
Vessage received from the warship
ifchlch la towing the Arabic's boat to
?ueenstown says there were twenty
two Americana In the second cabin
md three In the steerage.
NEW TORK, Aug. 1. White
fctar line officials received a message
tonight stating that the approximate
lumber of persona saved were 175
passengers and lit of the crew. The
n'spatch added that the torpedo
(truck the Arahio 100 feet from the
i mri am ia ateptwiaejl aide
QUEEN8TOWN, Aug. lsWVessols
two landed here 390 persona rescued
from the -Arabic.
It la reported that fifty lives have,
liopn lost in the disaster.
The White Star line has stated
that there were only 428 persona on
oard the steamer Arabic If the,
ueenstown figures are correct It
"iitd Indicate that there were 440
persona on It.
LONDON, Aug. 19, According to
Information received by the American
embassy, fifteen American were on
board the Arabic
LONDON, Aug. 19. A dispatch to
the Press association from Liverpool
! tays that the White Star line reports
that there were twenty-elx Americana
board the Arabic.
The White Star line issued the
following statement tonight concern-
trg the steamer Arabic:
"The Arabia left Liverpool at 9 o'clock
isterday afternoon. It was torpedoed
.Ills morning at 9:15 o'clock In latitude
1M north, longltud :23 west.
"It had aboard 423 persons. A far a
rn be ascertained there are 178 survivors.
It Is understood that only six passengers
va unaccounted for.
Picked tp r Sloop.
A dispatch to Lloyd from Queenslown
a that th crew and passenger of
th Arabia put off In eleven boats, and
were picked up by a sloon which waa pro
ceeding to Queenstown.
The message say the Arablo waa tor
pedoed without warning at 9:30 o'clock
thl.- morning and that it sank eleven
A message from Queenstown to the
Press Association says that the Arabic
was torpedoed without warning.
Th White Star company say that S7B
person on th Arablo were saved. This
leave forty-eight unaccounted for.
A torpedo from a German submarine
sent to the bottom of the Atlantic
at 9:U o'clock this morning, off
th south coast of Ireland. th
(Continued va Pa Two, Colujua Ou.)
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