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OMAHA, TUESDAY MOKNING, fcEPTEM IIKH 21, 191iV-TWELVE PAGES.
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F l l VTT IT
MAKING A VISIT
John D., Jr., Travel Through Colo
rado Inspecting Properties
in that State.
SEES THE BATTLE GROUND
Younger Oil King Arrives in Trini
dad Unannounced, Accompanied
Only by Secretary :
WILL INSPECT THE CONDITIONS
TRINIDAD, Colo., Sept. 20. John
D. Rockefeller, jr., arrived here at
S o'clock today lor an inspection of
the properties of th Colorado Fuel
and Iron company. Mr. Rockefeller
and his party probably will spend
two or three weeks In Colorado.
No definite Itinerary has been
planned. It is expected that the
program will be arranged from day
to day In accordance with Mr. Rock
efeller's wishes and convenience.
The Colorado visit of Mr. Rockefeller,
as active representative of tho principal
owning interest of tho Colorado Fuel and
Iron company, has been planned since
early in the. year. It had its inception
at the New York hearinirs before the
federal Commission on Industrial relations.
Invited lr Mather Jonfi,
On January 27 Mr. Rockefeller was a
witness before the commission. After
leaving the stand for the noon recess, the
capitalist stopped to speak to "Mother"
Jones, whom he previously had invited
to call upon him and talk over the Colo
rado labor situation.
"After we have our conference," said
"Mother" Mary Jones, "I want you to
. come out to Colorado with me and see
the things I have seen. I am sure what
you see will make you do things and will
make you one of the greatest men."
Rockefeller said he might go to Colo
rado with ' "Mother" Jones.
The next day Mrs. Jones issued a state
ment in which she expressed the hope
that Mr. Rockefeller would visit Colo
rado "while the ashes of Ludlow are still
Other labor leaders present at the in
dustrial relations healing urged Rocke
feller to visit the scenes of the recently
ended Colorado coal miners' strike, and it
was agreed that he would make the trip
as soon aa business affairs and other
matters would permit him to leave the
east. The trip waa planned for April,
but the death on AprU 1 of Senator
Nelson W. Aldrich, Mr. Rockefeller's
father-in-law, forced a postponement.
Other1 causes of deloy prevented Mr.
Rockefeller starting for the west until
Accompanied Only by Secretary.
Mr. Rockefeller, who had travelled all
the way from New Tork without his dea-
.lu . 11 l . 1 1. . i
lllltLllun vtrctllllllie K iiu t it, obai'fvu iiviu
an ordinary sleeping car on an Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe train arriving from
Chicago. He was accompanied only by
his secretary, Charles O. Heydt. Mr.
Rockefeller waa welcomed at the station
by Jesse F. Welborn, president of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron company; E. If.
W'eltsel, manager of the fuel department,
W. L. Mackensle King, head of the in
dustrial welfare department of the Rocke
feller corporations and F. A. McGregor,
Mr. King's secretary. Mr. Rockefeller
and Mr. Heydt immediately went to
breakfast in a local hotel, while Mr. Wel
born made arrangements for an early
a a rnji of the mlnino- nroDerties of
First Stop at Ludlow.
u BERWIND. Colo.. Sept., 20. John D.
nonaeieuer Began ma iiibijgi-iiuii ui
, (srado properties of the Colorado Fuel and
..Jrpit.eompany Djr a visit to the Berwlnd
'.-lalne.-.' The Rockefeller party made the
fifteen-mile trip from Trinidad In two
automobiles. On the way a long detour
wa mad to pass by the site of the tent
Mr. Rockefeller stopped his car for sev
eral minutes while his companions
pointed out to him the various places con
nected with the battle of Ludlow, fought
April 20, 1914, between strikers and militia
men. Arriving at Berwind Rockefeller visited
the mine office and other parts of tha
property, asking many questions. He con
versed for several minutes with a dust
grimed fire boss who had Just come from
the underground workings.
Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesday.
For Uroaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair, with rising temperature.
Temprratare at Omaha Yesterday.
Comparative Local Heenrd.
1913. 1911. 1913. 1912.
. 61 7') W
. 50 S 47 fO
. 64 7 4 52 f.5
Tligtieet yestenlay ..
Ioweat yesterday ..
Mean temperature ..
Precipitation T T A) .11
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
N-rmai Temperature (4
1 ef l.-tencv for the dav 10
T.tal deficiency hlnce Match 1 4M
Normal precipitation 07 Inch
Keflctcncy for I nc day 07 In' h
Total rainfall ulree March 1. .23 4" inches
lieflclemy sincrt March 1 TO Inch
Iefic!eney for cor. period. '1l. S f.9 Incnej
Deficiency for cor. periud. mi. 7.2s Inches
Reports from Stations at T P. M.
St a 'Ion and St ite
Cheyenne, cieur ..
Tt-mp. Hlirh- Raln-
I ( I . . 6 a. m fi) i
rv rt TP C m W
tly!frJ if 7 a. m 67
cm A S a. in.. bl 1
JaVf A a. in bi
r 10 a. m T5
J II " a. m... oo
riH't1 Jl. 12 m M
XK iff 1W 2 p. rn W
iJJaa 3 ji. m M
Sfi 4 P. m 57
tl Ywf1f- 6 p. n 65 ,
Jf p. m -a
"'MLJit? 7 p. m fl
S p. m jO
est. , fall.
Rti ' 00
Davenport, clear , 52
I 'enver. clear tiu
Dee M"lm. clear f.4
I KdK City, part cloudy.. ii
lender, part cloudy f4
.North Pl-ittf. clear....
Ra-ild Olty, clear
Halt Lake, part rlo'dy
Santa Fe, ?lear
Fl ix Cl'y. clear
"T" Indicate trace of proel'i!iatlon.
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
PRESIDENT POINCARE OF FRANCE, accompanied by
King Albert of Belgium and General Joffre and M. Miller
arid, presenting colors to a newly formed regiment.
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OMAHA WARMS TO
Magnificent Response Is Made to
Committee's Plea for Funds for I
MANY HIT THE SAWDUST TRAIL
TUtRTXEXTTH SATI nOTMS.
Trail Attend. Colleo.
hitters, ance. tions.
Preriona daya....473 176,700 910,897.8,
Ml .... a w
Tabai'Daole, a. in. ...
Tabarrtocle, p. m.174
Auditorium, p. m.115
Tabernacle, eve.. 160
K. S. Church, srs B
Totals 831 aia.700 i7,ios.7s;
10 a. to. neighborhood prayer meet,
laga throughout the oily.
18 aToon Shop meetings.
a p. m. Sunday at fhe Tabernacle.
8 as p. m. Central Sigh sohool boy
at Central V. X. ohurch, Kiss lCUlar.
8:30 P. ia Central High sohool glrla,
rirst M. z. church, Miss Killer. j
3 p. m-Tabernaole lMa olaaa. Kiss
3i45 p, nu Boya and glrla' meeting-,
Central Park Congrtgatioaal ohuroa,!
4:30 p. m. Boys
Walnnt KU1 K.
and girls'' meeting,
K. ahoaoh, Ktsa
6:45 p. m. Business women's council
of key women. T. W, C. A., Idas Killer.
7:30 p. m Sunday at ths Tabernaala.
8 p. m. Bible olaaa, Benaon Preaby.
terlaa church. Kiss Sara.
No more collections will be taken
l th nillv" Rnndav Tabernacle
In the Billy Sunday Tabernacle
With one or two exceptions and
charlty collections until the final
Sunday of the campaign when
r.iti.. i. .11 .v, . iinnn
X111J kcib all IUO liUUCVUVUB w.
So successful has been the sollclta
sponge to the call for personal con- i
trlbutions and pledges y-a'-OWT1
morning and bo big was the collec- j rxletpoh, n. C. Sept 20.-Fact. con
tion In the afternoon that "lily" cerning high Interest rates being charged
announced the heavy Omaha budget, by national hanhs throughout the coun-
$27,000. had been almost wet and no
collections will be taken up until
Friday, this week. And next Sunday
It Is expected everything will be
"cleaned up" and the campaign will
go On collectionless to the end.'
"Hilly" was in fine humor becauue of
the money response. "There haven't been
many places thut have beaten Oinahl,"
he said, with a broad smile.
In tiood Humor.
A baby rained Its shrill voice on the
rinht hand side of the house. A doxen
ushers, fearful of the Imperial wrath, i r'te hlKh as 120 r cent and
rushed thither. But "Billy" only arfillo l. , another one at 50 per cent, another at 60
"It's all iltiht." lie said, ' If the baby and another at 26.
don't like the meeting, take it to the I "In rgla there were eleven banks
nursery. Thata what we have the nuraery I where the average maximum rate of In- !
tor." terest waa about SO per cent. The mail- j
The thirteenth day of the campaign mum rn,e charged by one of .Oiese banks ;
wasn't "half bed." With nearly all the was 40 per cent and the average on all;
money raised, with almost a half thou- i J0"" w" 18 pr cent- In Texas a num
aand trail hitters. "Billy" could afford to ! ,r "f ank" rePorted m excess j
laugh-even though "Ma" went away at
o'clock to Winona Lake. Ind.. to see her
two youngest boys and is planning to be
gone tl!l Friday, just arriving back In
time for the mothers' meeting.
Tho Tabernacle waa fi led and Jammed
w.th a sweltering crowd soon after
'clock. "Rody" and the choir aang aolo.
and hymna until Mr. Sunday came and
after the happy talk about he money and
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
PRIEST IS BLAMED
111 MURDER TRIAL
TT O C..n Vail T.ll- rV....t 41.
W . 0, tTGliaW A Alalia VVUlh
Father Migeoa. .Stirred.
W. I. C0NNELL TALKS TO JURY
LTS CRUCES, N. M., Bept. 20.
(Special Telegram.) Coming as a
cumax United States Senator Albert
TJ Vll T - . V.
onl3r Benstlon of the James L. Porter
murder trial here late Saturday eve-
nlng, when he made an Impassioned
appeal to the court, to the jury and
the community not to have any more
cattle wars or water wars In New
I Mexico '
Senator Fall, who lives at Three
Rivers, N. M., ear Tularosa, ap-may travel through neutral territory Into
peared of hla own-free will to lm-;Oermany and thence to Vienna. The Rot
peach the testimony offered In the j tcr"1 w1!1 ,na this trip the usual
Coiyjell case by Jack Cravens, who
w workilng on the Fall ranch and
who. had promised Senator Fall that
" ""'u miouuiuiuj iu uu who. mo
.case as a condition
upon which he waa' employed.
Senator' Fall.' in a mild tone, dedared
that Cravens' statements on the stand
had not corresponded with those maue
by him to Senator Fall about the case
while talking with him. Senator Fall
then declared that he had warned Father :
! a,i,feon' the Parlh Priet t Tularosa,
i "0t to talk aboUt 0,8 CoBe11 C8J,e toe
! much M n, wa, ,1(lble tQ ,tart another
j war In the aouthwest: He declared that
j he told the Father that he was ualng
' hU Prl,,ty arb to ,nclt feeling against
i (Continued on Pava Two I'nMimn tai
Some Banks Lending
Money at More Than
One Hundred Per Cent
' ,ry were maeiosea ty v. p. g. Harding
memtier of the Federal "Reserve board. In
a speech tonight before the Raleiah
. chamber of commerce
the report to the
23. 1!15." he aald.
there are five national banks In Alabama!
whose maximum rates of Interest average
28 per cent, the rate in one case being
00 per cent and In another 84 per cent.
The average rate of Interest which one
j of these banks was charging on all of
j ,l loans amounted to 12 per cent and
i another 10 per cent. In Arkansas one
i national bank admitted making aloan
; T , r "u ,nem l"la
?helr ver" te on all loana were
1 1 ""J"' mon,n or mor'
T" high ratea, however, are not
. "cluslvely to the south for the
P??' "hOW CJ" ' Of W Pr
t , wJ AZ H Sl'i " ta
' J J""
LT" " Z , T V T """"eor.
' i - v v... . i j wiii.vii ui iinna-
Kentucky and Cali-
WILL NOT ALLOW
fO BLOCK LOAN
These Exports Are Said to Be Con
siderably Less Than Twenty-Five
Per Cent of American Ship
ments to Allies.
MONEY NOT TO BE LOCKED UP
Apiount Is Not Ctoinr to Be Packed
in New York Treasure. Chest,
It Is Said.
SUBSCRIBE IN INSTALLMENTS
NEW YORK. Sopt.
tlons of war will not be allowed to,drov,k , poUon furtner to ttle
block the proposed big credit loan to j We took Ni prisoners. The enemy at
Great Urltaln and France nor will : ck " ,he opposing forces, which are
to be obtained be locked up at once
in a New York treasure chest,
cording to a consensus of opinion to
day of those In close touch with
negotiations for raising the money.
Exports of munitions, It was esti
mated, constitute considerably less
than 2 5 per cent of the total value
of American shipments to Great
Britain and France. Leaving them
out of the calculations, if provision
be made for the shipment of soil
products and the chief manufactured
articles, exchange will, Jn the opin
ion of bankers, become stabilized.
Wouldn't Be Difficult.
It would not be difficult then to find
a method of paying for , munitions. If It
were necessary to adopt a different
method. It Is believed. Gold or American
securities or both or even some other
method of payment could be arranged.
On this point the Anglo-French com
mission was said tonight to be substan
tially In accord with the views of their
American aasoclates. The commlnslon is
reported to have taken the attitude that
their flrnt task was to stabilise exchange)
and that the mntter of paying for muni
tion!', which was said recently to have
become a question of considerable vari
ance of opinion, la to be subordinated
It was reported tonight on good author
ity that the tentative proposals now up
for adoption provide for Installment sub.
script ions to loan on the part of the !
guarantors, such installments to be pU
I as necessity arises for the uee of funds,
j In aome quarters It was assumed that
. iiiv inn wui vault siiouiu pieaKii wouitt
be payable in four equal Installment
.subject to call, and that bonds would
be Issued aa each installment waa paid.
t In .1.1. .k- 1
vii, wviiMi.iR.iuii nvulu
entire lnan )ong before all the funds
were needed ,! ' " ' '
Engages Passage On
NKW YORK. Sept. 20. It waa learned
today that Dr. Constantln T. Dumba,
the Austro-Hungarlnn ambassador, whose
recall was asked for by President Wilson,
has reserved posssge on the steamer
Rotterdam, which sails from this port
Tuesday, September 28.
The reservation waa made today. The
Ritltintam'i .imp. .if 4.aHnnHr.n lu T3
itepdan. Hoiland. whenc. the ambaasador
umcd that the ambassador has received
assurances through the United Slates
government that hla safe passage la
Ambassador Dumba, at last accounts,
waa at hla summer home at Lenox, Mass.
Nun Sent to Jail
for Trying to Take
Mail Across Line
paris. Sept. 20.-A dispatch to the
! Havas News agency from Oeneva aaya:
..Extraordlnary precautiona have been
taken by the German military admlnle-
t ration to prevent uncensored lettera
. from leaving Germany. A sister superior
the Order of Sante Chrlstlnnla at
Meta was searched on her departure for '
a trip to Switzerland. Various letters in-
tended for mailing outside of Germany 1
were found upon her and she waa aen- '
tenced to fifteen days in prison. A sister ;
who hod written one of the letters was
sentenced to a month's Imprisonment."
On Three Belgian
PARIS. Bept. 20 The Relglan official
communication Issued Sunday reads in
part as follows
"This morning was characterized by
great activity on the part of the artillery
of the enemy, chiefly against the.Uroce
farm, Grodtvoordhof, Oustkerke and
"Our artillery dispersed the enemy
HerV are the dates for our
coming: Ak Ssr-Dcn
Sept. 2 9. Carnival betfina
Oct. 5, Floral Parade
Oct. 6, Electrical Parade
Oct. 8, Coronation Ball
Oct. 9, Carnival Ends
Germans Report Defeat of Serbs on
Banks of Danube, Near Belgrade
BKRUN (Via London), Sept SO. An
nouncement was made by the war office
here today of an attack by German
forces on the Serbians. It waa said the
Serbians were driven back.
German forces are puraulng the Rus
sian army which la attempting to escape
from the enveloping movement In the
Vllna region. The Russians are offering
; little resistance to the advancing Ger
The statement follows;
"Western theater: Knemy ships which
bombarded Westende and Mlddetkerke on
the Belgian coast without result with
drew before our fire. Some of these
ships were struck.
"Eastern theater: Army of Fluid Mar
shal von Hlndenburg: In the vicinity of
bridgehead at rwinsk the enemy was
I forced tfl retrnmt mm KIai.a il..H.
I " aistrict ot . viina is
i v i.iinici ui inn auuin. , r nave
, reached a line on the Nlemen. The enemy
ac-(offered temporary resistance at a few
"Tho army of Prlneo Ieopold hn
reached the Ooloiadt district, at Dwor-
OFF FOR SONORA
Northern Chieftain Is Moving His
Army from Chihuahua Into
BLANCO TAKEN BY 0BREG0N
EL PASO, Tex., Sept. 20. Tho
arrival of General Villa at Jauret,
the border town opposite here, was
forecasted today by pnsseugors ar
riving on special trains, who declared
they passed his car eti route.
The whole Villa army la appar
ently being transferred to Sonora
state via Jaurei and Casca Grandes,
Thirteen troop trains are reported
stalled for coal or water between
Chihuahua City and Jauret. Troop
and supply trains arriving yesterday
were routed through to Cascas
! Urandea today
Blanco Captured by Obrearon,
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Bept S0.-Oeneral
Luclo Blanco has been captured and la
mow held a prisoner In Jail by General
Obregon, according to an official Car-
ansa dispatch front Vera Crua received
1 h.M . -,
Hew Mot by-Carraitsa.
BROWNSVILLE, Ten.. Bept. SO. Oen
ral Jacinto Trevinn, Carransa com
mander of the department of the north-
! east C KexJco, arrived In Malamoroa
! today from Monterey.
. It was reported here that Oenoral Tre
vlno would attempt a sottlement ot tho
border troubles or would try to reach an
understanding .with United States mili
tary authorities which would eliminate
future friction and fighting across the in
ternational boundary. Many saw In this
another effort on the part of Carransa
loaders o strengthen their position In the
eyes of the Pan-Amerlcnn conferees, who
are considering the question of diplomatic
recognition of some government in Mex
ico. Kraeaatton f Torrena Confirmed.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. -State depart
ment advices today confirmed the evac
uation of Torreon by Villa forces Inst
Saturday. There were no disorders during
the evacuation and the American consul
at Durango was expected to pass through
the city yesterday with twenty-five
Americans en route for the border. Dis
patches from Vera Crua said rail traffic
with Mexico City had been resumed.
Quits Pulpit to
Resume .Off ice
in the Artillery
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 20.-Rev.
Arthur P. S. Hyde, who during three
years of missionary and church work
has maintained hla rank as a captain of
artillery In the United States army, an
nounced, It waa made public today, his
rexlgnatlon aa pastor of St. Clements'
Episcopal church here ao that he might
return to full duty aa an army officer.
Captain Hyde said he intended to de
Vote his entire time to instructing the
coast artillery reserve corps of the Wash
ington National Guard to which duty he
has been assigned by the War depart
ment. Throughout hla ministry Captain Hyde
carried out the military dutle. aastgned
The Day War News
CONCUR IS KXPHKSSKD la Lon
don for the safety of tbe Rasalaa
forces retreating; from Vllna, retl
nsated to aamner from SSO.OOO to
BOO, OOO. The Itnsslaa Una nt re.
treat from the Vllna region has
been limited beeaas of tha Her
man enelrellngr movement ta a
! railroad mate Ihroaafc Llda
to the aoatheaet. Foreign mili
tary obaerrers ear that ana af tha
arreateat hattlee at the war may de
velop from the efforts of tha Ras
alaaa to eatrteato themselves from
, I'KTHOGRID rORRIPOSriKJITI -press
eonfldenee that the Rasalaa
armies will ha safely withdrawn
I from the Teatoale net la tha Vllna
! region, as they have been prevl-
onslr from the arras of other Ger
man aaelrellaa movements.
DISP4TCH TO m retroarrad news
paper from Kiev contain a state
meat that thtt evacuation of this
Important rlty of southwestern
Haaala It proceeding normally,
PtHItt lll:i'ORH Irtense activity
by artillery along the Franee-Be I
seo, while its left wing Is approaching tha
"Army ef Field Marshal Von Macken
en: The enemy has been forced furtiieT
"Southeastern theater: During en
gagements of minor importance German
troops took 100 prisoners.
"On the northern bank of the Danube..
German artillery engaged In battle Ser
bian positions south of le river, near
Semendrla (twenty-four mies soulhenkt
of Belgrade). The enemy waa driven off
and hla artillery fire was silenced. "
This Is the first official announcement
of the presence of tiermana on the Ser
bian front. It has been reported for
several weeka that the Germans an I
Austrtana were planning a now rampalsn
In the Balkans, with the object to the
a'sMance of the Turks.
Recent unofficial advices from Athens
represented the position of the Turks on
tho Oalltpoll peninsula as precarious,
owing to heavy losses and shortage of
Official announcement was made !n
England In July that British forces, the
strength of which waa not given, hnj
been sent to Serbia. It Is also known that
the Serbians are being assisted In thj
field by the French.
Rate Will Be Five Per Cent and
Bonds Will Be First Lien on All
British and French Assets.
MANY BANKS TO PARTICIPATE
NEW YORK. Sept. 20. The larg
est underwriting syndicate the w eat
er n world has ever known was In
process of formation today to handle
tbe prosped "billion-dollar" credit
loan to Great Urltaln and France,
which now has shrunk, It was re
ported to a sum yet to be determined,
between $600,000,000 and $800.
000,000. This syndicate, according to tenta
tive arrangements said to have been
agreed upon, will comprise national
and state banks and trust companies
from the Atlantic to the Pacific. A
number of so-called pro-German
financiers, It was reported, will Join
llie syndicate, if it be finally agreed
that the proceeds of the big loan
shall be available for commodity ex
ports and not for war munitions.
Hate Is IMe Per tent.
The rrtce at which vtntr syndicate will
put out the nrltlih and French govern
ment bond Issuo to secure the loan, will
be par. The bonds will pay B per cent
Interest and will be a first mortgage
upon the entire liritlsh empire and France
and Ita colonies. All other obligations
of the two nations will be subordinated
to tho proposed big bond Issue here. Even
the tttaggorlng sums ml pod by bond is
aues at home with which the war has
been carried on, will como xecond to the
loan to be floated here when tho time
comes to pay the principal.
For tho flmt time In history the Kng
llsh pound sterling hits yielded first place
In International finance to the American
dollar in this respect. Ttie whole big
issue of bonds will he payable In Ameri
can dollars, principal and Interest.
The bonds will run five or ten years;
It la not et known which.
Many .llnnba U l Participate.
It Is regarded as certain that the mem
bers of the syndlcttte of underwrites
will oonsiMt of hundreds of Institutions
and poafttbty thousands. These banks
will be given a small profit on the trans
action, somewhere in the neighborhood
of one-half of 1 per cent, It la believed.
The next big question to be settled,
it waa said, whether munitions of war
should be paid for out of the proceeds of
the loan. The commission is said to be
lieve that the loans should cover muni
tions; a great many American bankers
think It ahould not.
Believes War Will
Make America Rich
DENVBR, Colo., Sept. 20. -Confidence
; In the ability of European countries to
pay tha enormous Indebtedness resulting
from the war waa expressed by A. B.
Leach of New York, president. In hla an
nual address before the opening session
I of tho convention of the Investment
! Bankers' Association of America here
luuay. mis, ne said, muat be aocom-
I pltahed by a iong of oonomy
I and high taxation by European countries.
1 He expressed the opinion that this
gradual readjustment In business would
make America richer and plaoe ihla
country In a stronger financial and busi
ness position than ever before. '
The report of Frederick R. Fanton. sec
retary, reviewed tha year's work of the
association. Three hundred delegates
from all parts of the country were In
attendance. The convention will continue
Russia Will Lift
Exports to U, S.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. A special
messenger waa today dispatched by the
State department to Secretary Lansing
at hla aummer place on Lake Ontario,
with the agreement for lifting the Rus
sian embargb against exports to the
United States. After Secretary I Arising
has signed the agreement It will be Car
ried to Newport, R. I., to be signed for
the Russian government by Ambassador
Bakhmeteff. The agreement will then
become operative Immediately.
Under the agreement Russian exports
to tha United States will be released if
consigned to ths American secretary of
commerce and if Russia is given satis
factory guarantees that tha goods will not
reach Its enemies.
IS PENDING TO
SOUTH OF ViLtlA
Large Russian Army that Evacuated
the City is Now Menaced by
the Great German
LIKE FLIGHT FROM WARSAW
Deep Concern is Felt in London for
Safety of Retiring- Russian
COUNTER BLOW IS NECESSAR1
LONDON, Sept. 20. The Russian
army menaced since the fall of Vllna
by the German encircling movement
Is estimated variously at 250,000 to
600,000 men. The conditions under
which the R.isslans are attempting to
extricate themselves furnish a strik
ing parallel to those which followed
the capture of Warsaw. They may
precipitate one of the greatest, If not
the greatest, battle which has been
fought on the eastern front.
Although no official confirmation has
been received In Ixindon from Potrograd
this morning or the fall of Vllna, the
British press has accepted the German
claim readily In view of the situation
that had been developing. Concern Is
expressed for the retiring Hub-Inn forces.
Bo far aa can be Judged Field Marshal
von Hlndenliurg'a troups have flung a
loop about the Russians over a front of
some 200 miles, and are not only in thelt
rear, but are menacing seriously the
single railway line and the few available
wagon roads stretching to the south.
Aa was the case at Warsaw, the num
ber of Russian prisoners left behind with
the evacuation of Vllna waa not great.
Apparently the only Vay in wjilch the
retiring forces may ameliorate the seem
ingly bad situation la by a counter blow.
One fhanee for Hetarn Blow.
It is pointed out that Von Hlndenburg' s
cavalry has penetrated ao deeply Into hoe
tile country aa to create a salient open
to sudden attack. If the Ruasiana ahould
be able to command reinforcements at the
proper time and place, but It la not be
lieved here that his opponents are In a
position to deal such a blow effectively.
There Is great deal of speculation aa to
the German objective. Opinion la di
vided whether Von Hlndenburg will aeek
merely to close hla loop, thua oapturlng
the army within the net, or, not content
with this, will press eastward toward
Minsk, and from the west through Slonl
In an effort to reproduce the encircling
movement on a more gigantic scale and
again. try far a decisive victory, Similar
taetlcs attempted after the fall of War
saw met with failure. The Russians are
employing their familiar rear guard tac
tlca and the hope la expressed In the
Hrltlsh press that they will be able to
fight, their way out without shattering
Next to Warsaw, Vllna Is the moat Im
portant town in Western Russia. It Is
a railway Junction of great military im
portance. It Waa from Vllna that Na-
(Contliuicd on Pago Two, Column Three.)
f or Off icers at Fort
Sheridan is Open
CHICAGO, Sept. 20,-Slx hundred bual
' ness and professional men from Chicago
i and other middle west cities laid aside
! their civilian clothes today for the uni
form of the United States army. They
. started a month's course In military in
struction at the training camp estab
lished at Fort Sheridan. The oouraa will
continue until October.
Army officers believed that the month
of instruction will produce enough trained
men to officer the companlea of practi
cally an entire volunteer army division.
The atudenta are men from ail ranka of
life. Colonel W. J. Nicholson is In
charge of the camp.
After first lessons are learned, offlcera
in charge of the Instruction plan to rush
the men through a routine that will keep
them busy from 6:56 to 6 o'clock In the
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