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~^\. LXXV.aa.No. 25,097.
fly The Tribune Aaamlatlnn 1
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1915.
1111 r/'iV AVt1 fl. VT In Cllr of N?w York. Newark. Jersey rity ami Hobokea.
I f.\ \, Lfi.> 1 U-lHIIHU. TWO CKNTS.
AID IN MEXICO
president Wilson Also Re?
quests Help of Central
HAS PEACE PLAN
Villa Throws Off Mask of
Friendship and Tells I'nited
States to "Go to Hell."
? 14 ?.-?> l '
V,',?' .- 2. Again the Unit.
tootltr.i? r.T aid -n solving the Mi
,:??-. lira? the A. B, C com
? ? ?
Its? br?r. broad?n?d to tak? in Bolivia,
Prtguay and Guatemala. The six ?.m
bsisadon and ministers, the represen
and Central An
? .ive been the longest
jr. Wat will hold a conference
? ? of State Lansing and
il? of the Staie Department
be the decisive
r a? towi r the Mexican sit?
uare I egraph,
? ? an S been ex
ent at Cor
A- ' - .
c rid Nic
. to the
ves o*' tho*e
toui ent to the
v ? e to take
? on down to the
' ' it t.-.ere was
i' il . at President Wilson'a
ice, which he has '
. will be laid l>e
at, the mere
Villa Throws Off Mask;
Telis U. S. to Go to Hell
chief, h it
.- of half ol
Americans, and dis?
played in a paroxysm of rage h;s
American government can go
.? for twenty
? . ? ? ng my
? ernment 11
? rabie only to the people of
' leading commanders,
of the Madero family
t Gei ?rais Raoul
., Felipe Al
\ . are on the j
thi ? ption of I
ra, where he
? troops as
rain?, carrying more
. is on
ording to infor
ei Villa it .
?rith the I'nited
v n. In .luarez
la even contem
on the American
driving all Americans from
itate the forced
? ? ?ins fot the
? o v at.-r or
'You eai gel your
. nload at I
? Americans ;
rhe g-eat seal o'
. break the
Property seized by
many raillions in
plant the Juan Britting
, in iiomez Pa
0 build anil equip. It
. ? .i in Si i o
rough) here say that forty-:
?r? i-rnt to
d. All thi ?? the place
?ere ouiered confiscated.
foreig - affected are
? r? of Ketelaea &
ardwar? business of '
?.rk & Moje, the jewelry
on, and the dry.
? s of Will.am Bui
Ano'her plant taken over is the Ja-|
- Company, |
?aid to be a British corporation, repre
.? ,. ? of about $6,- i
'?hm company is known to!
????ve already paid $?50,000 in loans toi
???s Viiia government.
T. R. to Remain a Moose;
Forgives Party Traitors
Praising Deserters for "Great Fight," Says Convic?
tions Keep Him Loyal?Local Progressives
Abashed at l>ack of War Talk.
"I ?hall enroll a? a Proirre?-.sive, and
If any man in this ?t?te auks my ad?
vice 1 ?hull advise him, also, to enroll
as a Progressive."
That waa the statement of Colo-iel
Roosevelt yesterday upon hi? return
from a trip to the Pacific Coast. While
he avoided political speeches en route,
and announced when he left here on
July 10 that his visit to the exposi
>n was to be "purely a pleasure
trip," no one wh<-> knows the I'olonel's
"ing political proclivities doubt?
that he obtained a fairly accurate diag?
nosis of the political situation in the
West and on the Pacific Coast. The
Bull Moo?e leuder evidently feels it is
not time to flop yet.
Colonel Roosevelt formally issued his
ent through his secretary, John ?
McGrath. Il was read by politicians
with none too strong a conviction that
lonel believed irrevocably in thr>
Stand he announced for himself. Some
said that political conditions as he
found them in the West mi|,'ht entirely
h a Vf chanced his mind after he left
Oyster Pay. but others were more in
clmed to doubt him and believe that ne
stand ready to support a Simon
pure Republican candidate in the na- '
tional election next year, provided such
a candidate was not too "reactionary"
in the Hull Moose meaning of the word.
No l?laine for Robinson.
While the Colonel announced his
own attitude in his statement he hail
no criticism to make of his nephew,
Theodore Douglas Robinson, or Chaun
eoy ilaml'n. <.t' Buffalo, member? of the
Progressive State Committee, who re?
cently declared that they intended to
go back to the Republican party and
try to take their organizations with
them. ?"olonel Roosevelt's forma!
statement was prompted when he was
Hsked to comment on the situation
which arose in the state committee
while he was away, He said:
"As regards the Progressives who
have announced their intention of en?
rolling as Republican? in this state, I
have nothing to ?ay, except that I
think it has been fine of them to have
made the great ti?;ht they have made
during the last three years for Pro?
gressive principles, and 1 am sure that
in tile step they now take they are
acting conscientiously and with the
purpose of do ns what they regard
as most useful to the community
Holding the co;iv,rtions I do. it would
he an impossibf.it v for me. myself, to
take that step. I shall enrol! a? a Pro
gressive, and if any man in this state
Continued on im?e 7. colnmn ?
TO. THE PRESID
Unknown Cleveland Man
Warns of Dynamite Plo
[Bj Ttltsrtpfa te Tb? Trll .
? '??'?' d, aug 2 Postal and i
service authorities are seeking
of an anonymous letter se
the "Cleveland Leader*' to-night tr
ening President Wilson and decl
ind Automatic Ma
and Hydraulic I on
will be destroyed with <
"My brother is already on the
ishington to kill the Presid
say? the letter. "1 have a German
for the President We have two r
of dynamite which you will hear
noon. We must muzzle these Ame:
FOR DEFENCE PL
Canal Zone Governor Callee
Washington to Confer 01
Panama, Aug. 2 Just as he
leaving here to-day on the stes
Pastores for New York, for his v
tion, Governor Goethals received
structions to appear in Washington
istead of beginning his
General Goethals said that he
been informed indirectly that h?
wanted in Washington "to confer \
tr.e au1 rig army r<
ganizaton. particularly with refere
igth, disposition and he
ing of troops in the Canal Zone.
It is understood that the views
the Governor of the Canal Zone
? igether in accord wth those
Fdwards, commander of
Canal Zone - eh were sent
the Secretarj of War several we
ral Goethals, who is accomp
ied by . d son, will visit
California Exposition, and will ret?
to the Canal Zone at the end of S
bul before doin;t this he v
?tion as Governor
r t Wilson and will ask to
plac? d on the retired list of the arm
[From The Tribune Iiiimu ]
Washington, Aug. 2. Army offici
were a I -o-night at the ne
had been call
' ? -y were glad to know th
I'epartment was to have t
of his counsel in preparing :
A.though General Goethals has n
. le a formal request for retii
ment, it is understood in army circl
that he expects to retire in the fall.
BACILLI SET HIM FREE
Diphtheria Germs in Prisoner'
Blood Not Wanted.
"Joe" San Felipe, the ?event??]
year-old prisoner, of New Rochell
who the authorities at White Plair
did not know what to do with, ws
released under suspended sentence yei
ti .'day by Judge Platt, in the count
11 ? was sentenced to Elmira Refoi
matory, but the authorities, there woul
not admit him because he carried dipti
thiria bacilli in his blood. He wa
id to the county jail and Sherr
started treatment t
eliminate the germs. When the boy re
fused to take more of it the Sheril
asked the court for instructions, as th
er could not legally be detainei
DIVER, IN TRAP, IS
REACHED TOO LATE
Mother and Sister Watch Hour?
of Frantic Work at Big
Pittsburgh, Aug. - Hundreds of
persons crowded Highland Park to-day
policemen, t.remen and Water
Bureau employes worked frantically to
savs (hurles (arpenter, a diver, who
a 51-inch pipe connecting
? ervoirs. Carpenter had entered
sin to remove an obstruction when
li snapped and tne heavy iron
door, deep in the water, dropped be?
Nothing was thought of Carpenter's
absence for an hour, when another
? liver found the door closed. The air
seemed to be intact and the
pumps were kept going while divers
worked to open the door.
Just before 5 o'clock the door was
lifted and Carpenter's body was found.
He had been dead only a few minutes.
His mother and sister were in the
crowd which waited all afternoon for i
news from the main. '
MISS HYDE ELOPES;
! SISTER AIDS HER
Fiancee of West Pointer,
Helen Clark Hyde, of Douglaston,
Long Island, eloped yesterday. The
bridegroom was James Byrnes, of
Flushing, twenty-one years old and one
year the senior of his bride. In re?
sorting to a runaway marriage Miss
Hyde followed the precedent set by her
sister, who, as Edith Norman Hyde,
known as "the prettiest girl in Doug?
laston," married Clarence "Tod" Rob
bins in 1909, after an automobile trip
from Long Island to New Jersey. The
Robbinses were divorced last Decem?
A telephone message from Mrs.
Byrnes to her father, which came late
last night, saying, "We are married,"
was all the positive information her
! parents had. Where the young couple
were last night or where the cere?
mony was performed was apparently
Yesterday afternoon Miss Hyde,
Bvrnes and Mrs. Robbins went to "the
office of the Clerk of Queens County,
at Long Island City, and obtained a
marriage license. At the homes of
Byrnes and Miss Hyde it was said
early in the evening that nothing w.,^
known of the wedding. The telephone
message came later.
A West Point graduate of the clo^
of last June, it was said in D?
ton last night on good authori*
expected to make Miss Hyde his bride In
Byrnes, they declared, was not
conspicuous in the race for her h?nd
and many were unaware that he nad
entered the conte.-t. H>- is a c'jthing
Mrs. Byrnes il the daughte' of Ray?
mond Newton Hyde, an arti-t. She is
a horsewoman, tennis player and
devotee of most outdoor sports.
Mrs. Robbins, who witnessed the
signing of the marriage license, ?aw
her sister set out upon a career of
matrimony in much the same way she
did six years ago. Clarence Robbins,
better known as Tod, met her when
he was visiting his aunt at Douglaston
and married her while he wai I
?ophomore at Williams College. In
November of last year she obtained
an absolute divorce, receiving sub?
stantial alimony and the custody of
her two small children. A few weeks
after the signing of the decree Robbins,
who is a horseman, polo player
amateur novelist, was married t>. Ml
Lillian Ames Chatman, a Boston
GIN RICKEYS MAKE
COE A SWITCHMAN
Youth Imperilled Road and Stole
Lights?Brother of Alaska
Fugitive, He Says.
Fordyce B. Coa, who said he was the
son of Dr. Henry C. Coe, of New York,
was arrested yesterday in Yonkers,
charged with endangering the I
hundreds of passengers on the Putnam
division of the New York (entrai
Railroad by unlocking and open.' |
"I was full of gin rickey? and high?
balls," was the explanation he offered
to Acting Police Judge Madden. He
pleaded guilty of petit larceny in steal?
ing several signal lights.
Coa claimed to be a student at Co?
lumbia University. He said his brother
was Henry ('. Coe, jr.. who deserted his
Boston ?.ride and was found in \
Dr. Henry C. Coe would not d
the rase when called on the tele]
at his home, 8 West Savent)
Street, last evening.
"There's nothing in that story," he
"But haven't you a ?on named For?
dyce B. Coa?" ha was asked.
"Well, there's nothing in that story,"
At the foes' summer home on Law?
rence Park We>t, Volkers, which was
the address the prisoner gave, the ser?
vants would give no information.
Missouri Growing Dry.
[Bj '.>:'|-?I>Ii 'o Tlif Trli.uue 1
Jefferson City, Mo, Aug. 2 For the
frst time since the beer inspection law
was paaaod In l^'.1'.' the State Treasurer
i, poi ? .. .. er? ase in receipts, r
month thev were 141,126.73, a do?
of $19,863.041 from those of July, 1914.
Tbia ahowa a f..lling off of about 100,?
000 barrels of beer.
Eyegiaise? that fit right?look right
it. ?? right, at Spencer?, 7 MaiUa-n Lane.
ON BECKER COFFIN
BARRED AT GRAVE
Mourners Help Charge
Throngs at House
HUNDREDS PAY MUTE
TRIBUTE TO WIDOW
Women in Rush of Cemetery
Mob to Steal Flowers?Police?
"Sacrificed for Politics." so one of
the flnrnl designs on Charles Backer's
coffin read. Hut, even as the name
plate, "Murdered by Governor Whit?
man," could not remain on the coffin,
' the flora! design "Sacrificed for Pol?
itic?" could not rest on the dend police
lieutenant's grave. It was barred from
\\ oodlawn Cemetery, where the burial
took place yesterday.
Th?- funeral was marked by scenes
of disorder and noise. Crowds hurried
i" 'he house and to the church, and ,
n ounted men as well as patrolmen ,
hau to be called out in order to drive
'. the morbid and curious away. De?
tectives and patrolmen in plain clothes
' who attended the services had to take
their shields from their pockets and
pin them to their coat lapels and aid
in the work of controlling the unrjly
hordes of sightseers.
As earlv as ?) o'clock in the morning
there were lines of people on cad.
! side of University Avenue adjacent to :
i the apartment house at 2291, where the ?
i body lay. By If o'clock, when the
hearse drove up, there must have been '
?6.000 there. As the coffin was brought'
from the house men and women m'.st- :
' ly women surged about the veh.cle
' and rushed the police lines. Captain '
, Keith, of the Highbridge station, had
to call for his reserves. Mounted ;iien [
charged the crowds and drove them
back to ' - -.'. alks.
Crowd'? Tribute to Widow.
The crowd, however, paid a tribute
to Mrs. Meeker by parting to allow
her to walk to a carriage with her
brother, John Lynch. She rode in the
second coach behind the hearse. The
first was filled with flowers. The de- :
sign already spoken of wa? a big whit?
cross with the words "Sacrificed for '
Politics" spread full neross the arm?,
of it. It had been sent by an ar.ony- '
Another design, inscribed "To the'
Martyr, with Sincere Sympathy," was,
sent by I ? r. I.ipsit, ihe Meeker family
physician; his fianc?e. Miss Slauser,
?nul Dr. Allesin, another friend.
There were three other carriages car?
rying Lieutenant John Meeker and M;s?
Susan Lynch, Mrs. Mecker's sister;
George Lynch and Agnes Lynch, ex
Polic? Captain Dennis Mrennan, Alder?
man Peter Srhweirkert and ex-In
i peetoi Alex Williams.
As soon as the funeral procession
1 for the Church of St. Nicholas.
or' Tolentine, at Kordham Road and!
Andrews Avenue, swarms of people
jammed close to the hearse and car- ,
attempted to accompany:
them all the way. By the time the j
church was leached the congestion i
there was far worse than at the house..
The p.dice had to handle the crowd?
smartly to preserve order. There were i
even small boys up in the ?
Mounted men pushed back the1
.?? while the eoffin was taken into j
the church. The pallbearers were Pa?
trolman William Ferriek, who was;
Mecker's secretary in police work;
Lieutenant Patrick Shay, Captain John i
Pourke, former Patrolman Joseph Shep- ?
ard, Lieutenant James Mrady and Pa?
trolman John O'Connor. All were in l
plain clothes, and the crowd, who had |
anticipated uniforms, thought for a
time the pallbearers were merely un- !
In the street, the throng was about
as frivolous atid irreverent as could
be imagined. Women yelled to each
other, mir hat so I can
When a mounted man's horse intelli
gently shouldered the people back
women shrieked and screamed. There
was so much turmoil that the service
could hardly be heard even inside the
Church Packed to Doors.
The church was packed to the doors.
The Kev. John Dertnody chanted a low
mass ir the absence of the regular
t, the Kev. Nicholas .1. Murphy,
who is in Philadelphia. There was no :
I music. Mrs. Meeker sat at the head j
of the eoffin, her eves fixed fast upon
It She was dry-eyed, and looked as if
she really did nut comprehend what
v?as going on. After the mass, Father
Dermody blessed the body and said
the prayers for eternal rest.
A- the hearse started into Woodlawn
1 emetery Superintendent F. R. Deering
? l forward.
"I understand some of the floral em- ,
blems bear political remarks. No
flowers can be admitted which violate
the rules of the cemetery," he said.
Lynch argued for a minute or two, but
William Struwe, the undertaker.
who bears a striking resemblance to
Governor Whitman, removed the s
"Sacrificed for Politics" from the white ?
cross. The procession advanced to |
Monier Avenue, where an open grave
eady for Mecker's body beside his
infant daughter, who was born and
died while he was in the death house
The tood with John Becker,
John Lynch and his wife beneath a
4 ..nttnuril on puse II. column 4
"PLOT TO OUST
WILL COME BACK
Tells Convicts Rilcy Will
"Do It" Because of Row
1,600 CHEER; PROMISE
TO MAKE NO TROUBLF
Did Nnt Want Prison Industrie?
Crippled hy Drafts. He Ex?
plains to Whitman.
Tf-.om.is Moft Oaborne expects to be
lenioM'd soon from his position as war?
den of Sing Sing pi,son. But he plans
to come back. :i ,d he Wild the convict?
yesterday that it would take him only
eight or ten days to do It
The warden made the first announce?
ment of his expected departure in the
prison mess hall yeaterday noon Near?
ly every man in the prison crowded
int., the hall to hear his words. He
wanted t.. take the members of the
Mutual Welfare League into his con?
fidence before he made public the rea?
sons for his poaaibla removal in a
speech at ( olumbia University last
The heat in the lone room was ter
ri?e, but the 1,600 league members
f-rarrelv moved during the twenty min?
utes that Mr. Oaborne spoke. An . e
casional gasp, as some man tried to
draw a deep breath, was the only in?
terruption. Employes of the prison
told afterward what the warden said.
Nothing on Me, He Say?.
"Bov?," Mr. Osborne began, "I'm go?
ing to leave you pretty soon, but I'm
not going to resign. I expect to he re?
moved shortly hy the Superintendent
of Prisons. But I'm going to come
back. They haven't got anything on
me. The most ?hey can sny is that 1
opened that satchei and took out the
papers tha* belonged in mv office "
Mr. Osborne referred to his recent
altercation with P. J. MacDonald in
the Ossining station. MacDonald is
the secretary of Superintendent of
Prisons Riley, and obtained from In?
employed in the principal keep?
er's oflice papers relating to Joseph
Murphy, a "lifer." who gained entrance
to the death house and talked to
Becker. The warden followed MacDon?
ald to the station and took the papers
ftom his suitcase, and when the secre?
tary showeii fiiiht had him arrested.
The case will come up in the Ossining
court on Friday.
"I am still interested in your wel?
fare, boys." the warden continued, "and
I expect to come back. I'm coming
back in eight or ten .lavs.
"So while I'm gone I want no
trouble here. I want everything to go
just as smoothly as possible. By be?
having yourselves and being orderly
vou are going to be of great assistance
to me. When 1 come back I expect to
work for your betterment harder than
Cheers Answer Osborne.
There was dead silence for a moment
when the warden had finished. Then
the loyalty that every prisoner feels
for the man who mude the Mutual
Welfare League possible foun?i voice
in a cheer that wa-. beard far out over
the Hudson and down in the town of
Oaalnlng. From every corner of the
room came shouts of, "We'll wait for
you," "The Governor's behind you,"
"We'll behave for you."
Mr. Oaborne'a announcement was a
complete surprise to every one con?
nected with the prison. No one sus
p? eted that the recent friction between
the warden i.nd Mr. P.iley over drafts
for other prisons would result in Mr.
Osborne's removal. Deputy Warden
Charles Johnson told a reporter short?
ly before the noon meeting that he
thought there was no chance of the
warden's leaving permanently. It i?
expected that he will start on his vaca?
tion on August 15.
It was said last night at the prison
that in case Mr. Osborne did leave
either Mr. Johnson or (?eorge S. Weed,
Deputy Superintendent o!' Pri
would be put in charg?' temporarily.
Certain members of the executive
committee of the Welfare League
spread the news along the cell tiers
on Sunday night that the warden
would have some important ne?
tell at the next meeting, and it il be?
lieved that Mr. Oaborna already had
told them of his expected departure.
A report in (issuing yesterday after?
noon had it that Mr. Oaborne was to
have met Governor Whitman and Mr.
Riley in Albany yesterday to diacuss
the MacDonald affair, but that the war?
den decided to postpone the conference
until after his speech at Columbia last
evening. He told the prisoner.-., it was
said, because he feared that they might
r.voit if he were summarily removed.
Warden Hint? at Plot.
Mr. Osborne told two thousand Co?
lumbia summer session students last
night, the story of his latest difference
with Superintendent Riley. denounced
the interference of politicians, hinted
at a conspiracy against him, ventured
the beliel that the three convicts who
had run away during his regime had
been encouraged "from outside," and
pleaded for country-wide prison re?
form. He did not diaeuaa his possible
After outlining the more flagrant
abuses, Mr. Osborne read a letter he
?ent to Superintendent Riley last Fri?
day in regard to his altercation with
MacDonaiil. After explaining that Mac?
Donald did not present the letter of
instructions he carried fron-, Superin?
tendent Riley, hut instead obtained
permission to en'er the principal keep
? <>ntlnii?d on ,iu?e 1 column 71
Why R?tssia Retreats
The Czar's steam roller is running backward. What
does this mean to Germany?to the Allies?to us>
Read Frank H. Simonds's clear summary of the opera?
tions around Warsaw on Page 6 this morning.
First to Ust-the Truth: Ne<wi-Edttoru!s- Advertisement ;
Germans Cut Down Gap
Behind Warsaw Army;
Win North and South
MORE GERMAN "FRIGHTFULNESS," LIQUID
ii'Tyniht. latatnatlsoal r- ? i
The picture above shows a stream of flaming liquid shot from a "fire
projector," which the Germans used in their attack on the. British tienehea
. at Hooge on July 30. These projectors are of two kinds, -a large one. like
1 that above, re?embling fire hose, and a smaller model carried on the backs
of soldiers and used in the fashion of the ordinary extinguisher.
FIRE GAS WINS
But French Claim Recap
ure of Part of Lost
[By Table to Th? Tribuna ]
London, Aug. '?. Flaming liquids ?
j the second time within a week ha
enabled the Germans to win trench
on the western front, according to
official statement to-night from t
| French War Office.
As at Hooga last Friday, where ft
: projectors won 500 yards of Briti
trenches, so to-day their use secur
the Gorman? a foothold in the Fren.
trenches in the Argonne, near Mari
; Th?r?se, although to-night Paris clair
t that part of them have been recoven
by counter attacks.
In the Vosges the battle which b
gan on Sunday night for Barrenko]
and the heights of the Linge is still :
progress, though the dispatches ai
contrary as to results. The Frene
claim they have carried several Ge
man trenches, in which they took fift
prisoners, while Berlin asserts that th
French attacks were repulsed.
The French also claim the captui
of a German trench in the Arras n
gion on the highway between Bethun
and Arras. Except for the renewe
shelling of Arras and Soissons, the r?
1 mair.der of the front has been com
! paratively quiet.
New Activity in the Argonne.
The Paris War Office communicatio
is as follows i
"The activity of the artillery ha
been less marked in Artois and th
valley of the Aisne. A number o
: shells have been thrown into Arras am
"In the Argonne spirited infantr
engagement? occurred on the night o
: August 1---2. In the region of IIi 1
: 111 the Germans occupied one of ou
: trenches, which a counter attack bj
i our troops recovered in part.
.ring the course of the day. aftei
i having made use of flaming liquid, thi
i enemy launched a violent
against our trenches in the region ol
?Th?r?se, and succeeded in gain?
ing a foothold in one of them. We
immediately counter attacked and re
i the greater part of the ground
"On the heights of the Meuse and
i in the Woevre there wms the usual
\ cannonade, more intense around
"In the Vosges a succession of en?
gagements have been going on since
i the evening of August 1 before the po
i sttions which we conquered on the
' heights of the Linge, of Schratzman
nele and of Barrenkopf. We have car
-everal German trenches, Inflict
: ing en the enemy heavy losses and tak?
ing fifty prisoners belonging to two
"The evening of August 1 and the
! night of August 1 .' were marked
by various infantry encounters.
Repulse German Attacks.
"In the Artois district, after having
repulsed several German attacKs with
hand grenades. wt took possession of
CiQiinu'd go liaise i, colunia 1
HELP OF HEAVE]
Asserts His Conviction in Repl
to Congratulation of Cardi?
Cologne (via London i, Aug. 3.?Ca
dinal Hartmann, Archbishop of Cologn
said during the cathedral service la
Sunday that he had congratulated Er
peror William a few weeks ago on tl
favorable military developments in tl
Thy Kmperor in reply pointed upwai
arid said in a tone of the ?le
viction: "He, up there, has helped us
SAYS KAISER KNEW
OF THE LUSITANA
English Writer Cites Letter fror
Emperor Warning Friend's
Son Not to Sail.
(By C?bl? to Th? Tribun? ]
London, Aug. 2. "The Daily News
says that Edward Legge, whose book
on the career of King Edward VI
caused some sensation, brings forwar
in his latest volume, "The Public an
Private Life of Kaiser Wilhelm II."
remarkable piece of evidence as to th
complicity of the Kaiser in the Lusi
"An American gentleman," Mi
Legge declares, "who had founde?! a:
organization for succoring our troop
and those of our Allies, was sendini
his son out to further his benevolen
work. Having been long on intim?t
terms with the Emperor, he wrote t
m him that his son would be pass
ing through Germany and expresse?
the hope that the young man woul?
not be interfered with. By return pos
came a letter from the Kaiser in hi
own peculiar handwriting imploring hn
friend not to allow his son to taki
passage to England on board the Lusi
"Ballin and BernstorfT may have sug
gested the commission of the crime
but we have here the Kaiser's own ad
mission he knew all about It and sane
OF NEUTRAL MARKS
Says That American Ships Do
Not Make Their Nationality
[rmta Th? Trlb'i.i? Bur?au ]
Washington, Aug. 2. -The neutral
markings on American vessels are too
small, accoiding to the German Admir?
alty, which requested Ambassador
Gerard to say so to thi? government.
Very often, the Admiralty say?, it i?
impossible to see the markings at a
There i? no requirement by which
neutral ship owne.s are bound to mark
their ships in a distinctive way, but
many of them do si as a precaution.
The Admiralty does not say how Urge
t.e markings should be.
The American steamer Nebpaskan,
which was torpedoed "by mistake'* by a
G< rman submarine, had he. name and
. en each ?.de
ra S?! lect n.gh.
Occupy Mitau, Press
Rear in South.
MAY BE CUT OFF
Berlin Announces Invest?
ment of Fortress Is Prac?
ALLIES NOT AT ODDS
Russian Ambassador Denies
Dissatisfaction with In?
action in West.
?Bt Cih!? to TT.a Tr. Nafa? I
London, Aug. 2.?Warsaw still
holds. But by how slender a thread
the Kaiser is impatiently kept from
his state entry into the Polish capi?
tal no one here knows.
A veil has fallen over the devel?
opments around the great Vistula
stronghold during the past twi-nty
four hours, and except for the fact
that the German encircling pincers
have now fastened on Mitau in the
north and progressed beyond Cholm
in southeast Poland the situation
Confidence in the successful eval?
uation of the great Warsaw sa'ient
and the fortresses of Novo Gorgi
ewsk and Ivangorod was a bit shak?
en to-day when from Berlin came
the announcement that General von
Woyrs<*h had practically completed
the investment of the latter place.
If the Ivangorod garrison has not
succeeded in escaping, military ob?
servers fear that with von Macken
sen advancing rapidly from Lublin
the Warsaw troops likewise may
not have had sufficient time to com?
plete their withdrawal.
Meanwhile several of Germany's
famous forty-two centimetre guns,
unused since Maubeuge and Ant?
werp fell before their onslaught,
are being rushed eastward to uid in
the quick crushing of the Warsaw
defences. Acording to a dispatch
from Amsterdam the guns [
through Berlin last week.
Ready for Evacuation.
Warsaw, however, is ready for
evacuation. For days there has
been an exodus of the population.
Factories, government institution.*
and hospitals have been moved and
the city has been stripped of every?
thing of military value.
That the German Fmpress will not
accompany Emperor William should he
make a state entry into Warsaw is
indicated by a report from Berlin that
the Empress has returned to Berlin
from East Prussia.
The Germans have captured Mitau.
the capital of Courland, and are now
within striking distance of Riga, the
seat of the Governor-General of the
Baltic provinces, and Russia's greatest
port on the Baltic.
May Cut Off Baltic.
With the taking of Mita? ?ml the
favorable progress of the f.ghting east
of Poniewesch, according to the Berlin
statement, it would seem that com?
munication by rail from Courland and
Kovno eastward has been severed by
With the ports of Memel, Libau and
Windau already in their hands, should
the Germans be successful in their
quest of Riga thev would shut Russia
off entirely from the sea by way of
her nouthwesternmost governments.
While the situation immediately be?
fore Warsaw is report? i bj Berlin as
unchanged, additional gains by 'he
forres of the Teutonic allies are
claimed by Berlin along the N'arew in
the Lomia region and on the remainder
of that front to the Vistula, befor?
Ivangorod and in numerous sectors in
the southwest between the Vistula snd
Friction Reports Denied.
Rumors of Russian dissatisfaction
that her allies had not undertaken an
offensive in the west to divert part of
the German pressure were branded ai
unfounded to-day, both by pronounce?
ments in the Douma at Petrograd and
by the Russian Ambassador at London.
All hints of a separate peace or of
dissatisfaction with England's policy
were declared to have been fathered
by German wishes, and Count Benck
endorff made It plan that, while then
may have been some sentimental popu?
lar feeling in h?s country for a French
and British diversion, there had been
no criticism from those who under?
stood the military sit nal
Even the defences of the N'arew
River, where von Hmdenburg has been
held inactive for the la-- ?reek, are re?
ported a- again threatetiened in to?
day's official bulletin rsaued m Berlin.
the storming of a height southeast of
Kaletmk, the Germans have s ico I
in overcoming the Ru
northwest of Lomza and bringing th?
line at rest on the N'arew
The official ?tatement given out last
night In Bei
"After fighting. Mitau wa? occupied