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Duke Nicholas Making
.' Strong Effort to Save
(ferman Armlee From North and
South Promina Again* Late De
fender* af War**w—Ivangorod Ev*o
uatad and li Ooewptod by Austrian*
—Victor* Making Plana For Auton
omy of Poland and Consolidation.
London. Aug. •.—With
Russian fortress and Ivangorod cap
tured. and the fall of Riga imminent,
the Austro-German onslaught
the territory wrestled from the Ru»
but the Austrian crownland o*
Russian Army Still Menaced.
The position of the army of Grand
Duke Nicholas is now a matter
i• "•&?> -&L
lolicltude, It li believed the Ger
mans plan to envelop the retreating
forces. Petrograd *ay* the grand duke
ha* retired to the right bank of the
Vistula, destroying bridges and con
testing the. German advance.
Back of the retiring Russlana la the
vaM aw— .of ©antral Poland, with a
of arms and supplies while bask
of Wartawth'e only fortress available
Jab a rallying point is Brest-Litovsk.
^Thus the Russians are menaced by
vGeneral VOn Buelow's columns bend
Sing southward and by *-ieiu
Von Mackensen's southern army, bend
The tall of Ivangorod proper, fore
cast in the Russian retirement, is offl
v^cially reported today In bulletins both
'P' i'-f-from Berlin and Vienna.
The occupation of Warsaw now is
•centering on a serte* of important
«vent* being arranged. First will be
Jgthe selection of a German governor.
TTtols may bo the son of the German
emperor or an Austrian archduke, who
-'twill be vested in authority akin to
"Sfethat which Napoleon gave to his
brothers and to his marshals as kings
•4".-cf occupied territory.
P&& Berlin reports, a councU to be held
Sunday, will will formulate a procla
mation to declare Poland a semi-auton
omy under Joint Austrian and German
rula This conforms with the decision
of a Polish congress held at PJotrkow,
Russian Poland, which proposed a
joint Polish and Austro-Hungarian
*ule, with a separate Polish army and
.he fullest Poll*h autonomy consi*tent
with the strategic interest of Hungary.
The action of Germany 1* «ald to bo
*.-• bid against the offer, of Emperor
-V'Nicholas of an Independent sov
The outcome of the events at War
saw probably will determine the politi
cal status-f Poland during the war.
Qermans Still Have Problem.
What the German* will do next to
•^'a military way after attempting to
complete their enveloping movement 1*
a mfttter of speculation. If the cam
nalgn agalnst the Russians J* not push
ed there i* a xo*slblHty of the present
victories' being undone, while if the of-
tensive i* continued in the east, the
German* face 'the rigors and dangers
of a winter cstfrtpalgn In Russia.
It is bdlevad.hero it will result In a
jf compromise In which the Germans will
withdraw part of their^winter army,
after theyvhave completed their de
fense* and the Jfmy of ocM|»UonJ»s
wsrmsn Military, Critie Say* Army
Can.Not 8* R*organiz*d,
Amster4am,vvla London, Aug. 6.—"A
laslihs Russian offensive 1* no longer
to b*-expeeted In the near future,"
says Major iMoraht, military' critic of
tho Berlin Taceblatt, in
the possibility of reorganising the Rus
sian army during the present war."
IVANOOROO ALSO FALLS.
Ru*slsiw R*tir*, Blowing Up Bridges
to Prevent Attack From Rear.
Vienna,. Aug. i.—The occupation of
Ivangorod yesterday by Austro-Ger
fn*n fbrc«a 1* announced In an official
telegram from the front,
The evacuation of Ivangorod was
apparently admitted from Petrograd In
a statement. which says:
"The Russians have crossed to the
right hank of the Vlstuls. blowing up
th* bridge* behind tyem.
,'1 It waa explained that the fort* were inaturlty up to W day* IK
not prepirly conatructed for modern toW fcH lpg wi
warfare. This statement followed thet
claim that the Austrian* had achieved
a great victory.
It was stated that all provisions in
the city wore removed, alter which the
Russian* blew up the concrete bases
supporting the brick casements of the
Ivangorod 1* located at the con
fluence of the Vleprs and Vistula
rivers. It is situated on the' railroad
to Lukow and Brest-Lltovsk and alsQ
on the line connecting with Warsaw.
NO CONFUSION IN EXODUS.
Russian Government'* Plan* For
Ev'aouation Arc Well Executed.
Moscow, via London,- Aug. 6.—Hun
dreds of refugee* from Warsaw are ar
riving here dally. Most of them are
without money or means of sustenance
and are seeking aid at the American
consulate, where an enlarged staff 1*
attempting to supply temporary as
sistance, pending the organisation of a
Russian relief commission.
The refugees state that altho the
population of the Polish capital was
convinced that the Germans ultimately
would occupy the city, a majority of
the citizen* elected to remain. Thds
accounts for the absence of panic
which accompanied the exodus.
When German occupation first oeera
ed imminent, the government issued
an order that third class ticket* to any
itoint Ira the interior of Russia -should
be given fro* to all citizens desiring to
Retirement Carefully Planned.
Those choosing the alternative of
departing foresaw that Warsaw would
be visited with conditions similar to
those Imposed on Lote and that the
town would be cut off from the interior
retched It* lMtgJit In the east and the obtainable, and that Warsaw -would
next step will bo the German emperor's suffer flrom famine.
The refugees compare the orderly
and systematic abandonment of the
u. city with the panic caused by the first
The next event Is likely to be the German approach last October, when
...MMMimAmant of a united and semi- an attempt of the city officials, insti
prMouMem«t«»J2» not only tuttons. and private citizens to all bolt
autonomous Poland embracing not on
Meantime the an"onlook~er" received "the imprisslon
Ightlng their way backward towaru
(end them off the nmw
north sad south to order that the ends ftxm
of the German nippers may not meet
and in closing bring disaster to Rus
whence all provisions were
iiaunc that no more extraordinary phenom
Russla proper. Inflicting blows on the e^on was occurring than the usual
wherever possible, trying to summer exodus. Sufficient extra trains
railways running had been provided so that traveling
The retirement was so carefully
planned and so systematically executed
that It went off lHce clockwork, and
whole differed little
French General Removed.
Paris, A us. 6.—An official report
given out today reads:
"At the Dardanelles sinoe the begin
ning of August there has been no
striking development to report the
activity being confined to artillery
duels and much movement of aviators.
"The government has decided to re
place .Gen. J. J. E. Gouraud, com
mander of the French expeditionary
forca by -Gen. fiarraH, who ha* been
named commander in. chief of the army
of the Qrlen^**
Steamer Midland Queen Sunk.
Queenstownr Aug. 6.—The British
steamship Midland Queen, which sailed
from Sydney, C. B., July 21, for Glas
gow, was sunk on Tuesday last.
The crew of twenty-two anu ine
chief officers' wife and child were
rescued after being seventy-two hours
in open boats.
Continued Overtures to.Serbia.
Nish, Serbia, Aug. 8.—Another step
In the effort being made to bring about
a Balkan agreement so that the Bal
kans may be enlisted on the side of the
entente powers was taken here today
by ministers of Russia, England,
France and Italy, who made repre
sentations to the Serbian premier.
LYNCH NEGRO AT
SCENE OF CRIME
Black Ch*rg*d With Two Cas** of
Criminal Assault Taken From Of
ficer and H*n#*d—Said to Hav* Ad
mitted Many Crime*.
Shawnee, Okla, Aug. «.—Ed Berry,
a negro, charged with two cases of
criminal assault, and suspected in con
nection with ten others that have oc
curred in the last three year*, was
taken from officers early today and
hanged from a telephone pole at the
scene of- one of his alleged crimes.
Berry was brought here from the
penitentiary at McAlIester,- for trial.
When the train arrived the deputy
sheriff and his prisoner were covered
by guns In the hand* of a dosen
masked men. The officer was dis
armed. Ten or twelve automobiles
loaded with masked men then ap
peared and the negro was taken to the
Beard street bridge.
When the rope was adjusted around
Berry's neck he was questioned about
his guilt and to each question he
The negro was then strung up In the
presence of about seventy-flve men, al!
POM** Soarck For Negro. 8|Sj
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. A aeotlba
of seven mile* square hi' the southwest
corner of Clay county, aero** the Mis
souri river, north of here, Is surrounded
by 500 armed men today In search for
a review of a negro who yesterday attacked Mrs.
the sittfitton in Poland. "Henceforth, Henry Stafford, wife ofa young farmer
oon as our attack begins, the Bus-
dian defensive must crumble, because followed tho negro's trail from the
It 1* no longer adequately supported by Stafford homo Into the wooded hills
rifles and machine guns. We doubt and the leaders believe be has had no
Liberty, Mo.' The posse* hav*
All road* leaving out of the sur
rounding territory are guarded and all
train* are being •earched. Sink Staf
ford was Mid to be In a dangerous
^Approv* Rediscount Hats*."
Washington, Aug. •.—The fedaial re
aerve board today ^pprovod the follow
ing rediscount rates:
San Francisco bank—Trade aoospt
with' HP to 0 days,
per oent «0 to 4*gr* S£ par cent.
Boston bank—Commercial paper,
to *0 days aiatarltfc 4 per cent.
Dallas honk-—Tram adosptattc**
Fall of Warsaw Strengthens
Determination of Nation
Evacuation of Warsaw Msdo Neces
sary by Menace of Lines of Com
munication—Main Army of Defense
Being Gradually Moved Back to New
Positions—Official War Department
Statement Says Retreat Is Orderly.
Petrograd, via London, Aug. 6.—The
Russian newspaper* today are unan
imous In stating that Russia's deter
mination to pursue the war to a victori
oua end has een strengthened by the
enforced evacuation of Warsaw. The
"As long as the army is intact we can
confidently face the future."
Make Stand at One Point.
Novogeorgiesvsk, nineteen miles
northwest of Warsaw, still remains in
Russian hands today, notwithstanding
the evacuation of the Polish capital, ac
cording to information received here.
The fortress has been prepared for a
siege and already is invested. It I* the
only fortified position on the Vistula In
possession of the Russians.
The evacuation of Warsaw waa
caused by the advance In force on the
roads toward Oatrov from Austrolenlca
and Rosen on the one hand and the
presence of large forces of the enemy
who had broken across the Vistula river
between Ivangorod and Warsaw at
Ru**ian View of Ratreat.
War office officials reviewing the
"The day before the evacuation we
had abandoned the old brick fortress *f
Ivangorod. We still hold the right bank
fortlflcationa, hut Inasmuch as this tort
has lost Its importance, the only fortl
fled point in our hands as present Is
NovogeOrglevsk. According to informa
tion at hand the enemy has
Ing every effort to envelop tke
"Our armies in the forward theaters
of war are gradually moving back to
the positions assigned to them, thus
giving these armies the important ad
vantage of a shortened front and bring
ing them toward the fortified' lias sf
Grodno and Brest-Litovsk.
"The retreat was carried out, not
under immediate pressure of the enemy,
but in consequence of a*decialon taken,
notwithstanding some instances in
which our armies were having partial
aucceoses, often being able to force the
enemy backwards. With the occupa
tlon of new positions on the loft bank
of the Bug and at Wladimir-Wolynak
and Kovel, it is believed tl^at a serious
barrier to the enemy's progress against
Brest-Litovsk has been erected.'
The loss of Warsaw had long been
discounted in Petrograd and It caused
no excitement. The newspaper* com
mented on the incident without emo
tion, referring to thofloss a^ only tem
The vanguard of the German forces
approaching Warsaw are eald to have
been five brigades prepared to combat
Ten thousand persons have Keen
leaving Riga, the Baltic capital, daily
for a week. Among the objects most
carefully removed are the church bells,
many of them often too large to re
move without erecting special struc
ture*. In such cases the bells are
sawed to pieces.
TO RE-ESTABLISH MILLS.
Russian Government Appropriates $25,
000,000 For Removal of Factories.
London, Aug. 6.—"The Russian war
office has set aside $25,000,000 to help
pay the cost of the removal of War
saw mills and factories to the Interior
of the empire," says the Petrograd
correspondence, of the Times. "The
Warsaw retreat Is less the direct out
come of engagement* on the Blpnle
line and In the Nowogecrglevsk region
than the result of the strategic situa
tion as a whole. In the region of Os
trolenska and the Skwa the enemy
threatened to cut our rear communica
tions and deprive us of the opportunity
of 'regrouping/ while by their offen
sive In the Liomaa district, which I* be
ginning to overshadow the Vistula
front In strategic importance^ the Ger
mans are striving to effect a deep en
velopment of our forces on the Vis
"Should thl* farther develop It pos
sibly will he directed against Blalystok.
and Brest-Utowuk from the north. It
Is quits likely Field Marshal Von Iftck
will transfer Ms troops from the
Chelm district to oo-operate In this At
Fate of Riga Sealed,
"Another factor was the auxiliary
operation on the bank* of Viepre*
against Lukow, Intended to cut the
"Today's news warrants tho conclu
sion that the fate of Riga 1* sealed.
The country oh this side of tho Mi
where fighting is proceeding at
does not afford the Russians a
capable of stemming the enemy's ad
vances hut la suitable merely for rpar
guard notion. The rtver Vina to In*
trtnslcally a more formidable obstssls
but as Riga Is situated on tooth sMss
of the river It doe* not afford oppor
tunities for effective defense.
"Two corps of General Von
army alrsady hAvo reached the
"The evacuation of Riga Is th
•wing. Tho stmts are
MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1915.
dense crowds and the stations are be
sieged by those anxious to leave.
"The evacuation of Mitau was effect
ed by the postoffice employes and the
police last Saturday. The German res
idents were greatly delUrhted at the ar
rival of their Countrymen."
NEW OUTBREAK IN HAITI.
Gunboat Dispatched to Gonaives to
Suppress Revolutionary Movement.
Washington Aug. 6.—A new revolu
tionary disturbance at Gonaives, on the
western coast of Haiti has been re
ported to Rear Admiral Caperton, and
he has dispatched the Osceola to that
The admiral today reported the oc
cupation of Fort Nationale at Port Au
Prince by the American marines.
Colonel Cole, commanding the ma
rines landed from the battleship Con
necticut, Is in military charge of the
town, and (Captain Beach has been as
signed to handle civil affaira
A session of the Haltien parliament
to select a president has been called
Regiment of Marines to Haiti.
Philadelphia^Aug. 6.—It was reported
here that a regiment of marines has
been ordered to Haiti. It is said the
marines will leave here Monday on the
ALLEN RESIGNS AS
WARDEN AT JOUET
Decline* to Mak* Home in Apartment*
Where Wife Waa Murdered—Resig
nation I* Accepted by Governor
Joliet, HL, Aug. 6.—Because the law
forced htm to live within the prison
walls in rooms where his wife was re
cently murdered, presumably by a con
vict, Edmund Alle^i today resigned as
warden of the state penitentiary, and
the resignation was accepted by Gov
Warden Allen declared that living In
the prison was too much for his nerves
and several years ago asked the gov
ernor for permission to live outside.
Thl* the governor refused, .saying that
the law provides that the warden live
in the penitentiary.
Mrs. Allen was found murdered In
her apartment* .|n June.
Governor Xhinns in Springfield yes
terday formally denied Mr. Allen's re
quest tin* he be permitted to have
•leaping niHiini outside of the prison.
He said tite statutes prohibited any
mvancsment as the warden de-
"Tho law*T of the state." said the
governor, "provide that the wardens of
prisons live* within .the prison walls.
The warden *at JqMet win therefore be
tfHItged to continue to.reside there."
When, tiki* decision was communl
cated to Warden A(ien in Joliet yester
day he stated he wmtld'fefcten as soon
as the formal notMcatlon reached him.
Mr. Allen was In Chicago last night,
but refused to discuss the matter.
Deputy Warden Lawrence Ryan of
Decatur, a new man sent to the prison
by the rflvll service commission, is to'
succeed Mr. Allen temporarily.
Just what la to happen to the "hon
or system" that has been established
will depend on developments in the
near future. Governor Dunne Is said
to be In henrty accord with the general
plan, but think* some change should
be made In Allen's system.
WILLIAM THAW IS HONORED.
Amerioan Aviator Mentioned For
Third Time in Orders of Day.
Paris. Aug. 6.—William Thaw, of
Pittsburgh, who Is serving as an avi
ator in the French army, has just re
ceived his third citation in the orders
Of the day. He has been detailed to
the dangerous work of locating and
observing German batteries often sit
uated two or three miles behind the
Recently, while flying low on an ob
servation tour, a piece of shrapnel
carried away a portion of the tall of
his machine and for a moment the ma
chine appeared lost.
Thaw soon succeeded in righting It,
regaining control, turned, and after
passing thru a hot rifle Are, landed
safely inside the French lines.
TO REVISE TARIFF
1 AT NEXT SESSION
8*nstor Penrose Propsring Bill to Pro
Hoct Industrie* snd Bring in Reve
nues Sufficient to Provide Adequate
Defense Against Armed Attack.
Philadelphia, Aug. 6.—United States
Senator Boles Penrose, in a speech at
a dinner here last night, announced he
would introduce in the next session of
congress a tariff bill which will contain
a reduction of 15 to 20 per cent from
bill. The senator
"I Intend to Introduce in the next
a tariff bill containing a hor
lsoutal reduction of 15 to flO per cent
on many articles in the Payne-Aldrich
bill, but reinforcing many Schedules,
Hk» tbs chemical schedule, to the ex
tant that may be neoesaary to secure
ttiimc Industrie* in our country. This
hill will protect us from the collapse
-which will occur at the doss of the
w«r In Europe and furnish us the
necessary should any nation at
anns desire to Invade or assault us."
^TRIBUTE TO MRS. Wli_SON.
Children Decorate Grav* on First An
nivsrssry sf Dssth.
Boms, Ga., Aug. 6.—Scores of clijl
dran and many adults paid tribute to
memory of Mrs. Wood row Wilson
today, the first anntvsrsary of her
lUatti by placing flowers on her grave.
Many children went to the cemetery
with only a single blossom which they
on the mass of floral tributes
by organisations and. societies
flrom all parts of the country.
The Alfred Axel Wilton Memorial
*sg»i hi Ho1" held services' at the grave.
OrTfl. G. Snyder, of the First Presby
tetian church, who conducted Mrs,
VW4l*on'* funeral, led the Mrvtco.
Attitude of Carranza Furn
ishes First Obstacle at
HOPE TO DEVELOP
PLAN BEFORE NIGHT
Desire to Have Mexicans Settle Mexi
can Affair Themselves, But Car
ranza'a Refusal to Meet Other Pac
tions in Peace C/onferonce Upset*
Original Plan—-May Extend Last In
vitation to Obdurate Leader.
Washington, Aug. 6.—The six Latin
American diplomats working with the
American government to bring peace
to .Mexico had a conference among
themselves today before they resumed
the conference at the state depart
ment. They covered their prooedure
with the same secrecy as was thrown
about yesterday's meeting. The diplo
mats met at the Argentine embassy
and later proceeded to Secretary Lan
Today's meeting was expected to de
velop a line of action which the diplo
mats will submit to their home govern
General Carranza's refusal to meet
the other factions In a peace conference
was the first obstacle to be disposed of.
It was believed the diplomats consid
ered that question at their meeting.
Give Carranza Last Chanoe.
The plan yesterday was to send Gen
eral Carranza a last invitation backed
by tho moral force and authority of all
Pan-America to join his adversaries to
have Mexicans settle 'Mexican affairs
Today's meeting was expected to go
far toward developing the alternative.
Secretary Lansing conferred with
Brig.-Gen. Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff
of the army, and Assistant Secretary
Breckenrldge. Their meeting revived a
report that General Scott might be
chosen to persuade General Carranza
of the necessity of yielding.
Seew Man From Masses.
The Latin-American diplomats are
understood to favor a man for the
presidency of Mexico who represents
tfc«t faction not now participating in
the'lighting. They, beMeve all military
chiefs should yle^4' to'fhe masses who
deplore the war.
^Secretary Lansing said there might
be some public announcement tonight,
dependent upon developments.
A long telegram from Jesus Acuna,
minister of foreign affairs in the Car
ranza Cabinet, Wa» fnrwa.rrt»/J to See
retary Lansing today by Carranza's
Washington agents. It said about 6,
000 additional Carranza troops are en
camped around Mexican city. It said
yesterday General Gonzales advanced
merchants a half million dollars to pay
Price of Food Lowered.
"All stores are now reopened and
there Is a general lowering In prices,"
it paid. "The government is -selling
bread at leas than cost. The price of
meats remains high but a tendency to
ward decreases In price is already not
ed, as further supplies constantly ar
Another telegram from Carranza's
commissioner said eighty relief posts
had been established where food was
being distributed to the poor.
MaJ-Gen. Hugh L. Scott, chief of
staff of the United States army, ac
companied by Lieut.-Col. Robert E. L.
Michie, a member of the general staff,
will leave Washington at 6 p. m. today
for El Paso, Texas, to confer with Gen.
Francisco Villa and other revolutionary
leaders there regarding the Mexican
EXECUTE STATE OFFICIAL.
Sebastian Vargas, Jr., Put to Death on
EI Faso, Tex., Aug. G.—Arrivals from
Chihuahua City today declared that
Sebastian Vargas, Jr., state treasurer
of Chihuahua, was executed Wednes
day oi orders from General Villa.
According to Villa officers, who nre
responsible for the report, Vargas, with
Sylvestro Terrazas, secretary of the
state government, left the capital with
their families in automobiles for the
At Montezuma, ninety miles south of
Juare*., :hey were arrested on orders
of General Villa, It was said, and re
turned to the capital. There Vargas
was executed. The fate of Terrazas
was not reported.
Reports from Columbus. N. M„ indi
cate tho duelling of the latest faction
In northwestern Chihuahua which re
sulted recently In the revolt of the
Viiia garrison of Palaomos, Casas
Grandes and Ascension. It is said a
Villa force arriving from Guzman re
occupied PalomaS? Ascension and other
revolting garrisons without a light
The reVolfera had declared for
Qutcrriez as president and refused to
CAST CHANCE FOR MEXICAN8.
Pan-American Conference Take* Plan
For Final Paace Effort.
Washington. Aug. 6.—As a result of
the Important conference held at the
state department In which representa
tives of the United States and six
Latin "-American governments partici
pated, these six governments will join
the United State* In an appea" to the
.waning factions |n Mexico to compose
their difference* and set up an orderly
central authority in their perturbed
Beyond that point, however, no
progress was made. The conference
will be continued today In the expecta
tion that It will be concluded in a single
The first tangible step will be
a repetition of the efforts tbat had been
made by. the United States to have the
factions stop .fighting and agree on tho
NEWS OF~THE DAY
Sun rises Aug. 8 at 5:22 sets at 7:09.
Iowa—Partly cloudy tonight and Sat
urday, with moderate temperature.
HUSH Army Seeking to Escape
Not Disheartened by Loss of War
Carranza Furnishes First Problem.
Martial Law at Erie.
Oklahoma Negro Lynched.
PAGES TWO, THREE AND FIVE,
War Not Aiding Business.
Many Sleuths Work on Bank Rob
River Opportunities Neglected.
Lincoln Highway Boosters Favor
Hard Surfaced Roads.
Interest Lacking in Presidential Pri
Cnptured Bank Robher Bitter.
North Liberty Bandits Plead Guilty.
No Immediate Peace Prospect.
Topics of the Times.
PAGES SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE.
Wife Asks J15,000 Alimony.
Melbourne Woman Seeks Dlvorco.
To Test School Litw In Court.
Ansons Win Double Bill.
H. J. Howe Quite 111.
McCombers Are Enjoined.
Markets and General:
Improved Weather Lowers Wheat.
Commission Houses Sell Corn.
Another Slump In Hogs.
Western Roads May Not Get Rate*
personnel of a central government in
Should this step fail the United
States will be prepared to go farther
even if it has to act alone. But a hope
ful feeling prevails that the nations of
South and Central America will Join
with this government to the extent of
giving their moral support to whatever
course Is undertaken by the United
In yesterday's conference, which
lasted nearly two hours, the purpose*
of the United States with regard to
Mexico were made plain. The desire
of this government is that the Mexican
factions shall compose their differenoen
and set up a central authority In
Mcxlco City which will have the sup
port of all those now engaged In hostil
If the United States should be dis
appointed in thia desire thru the re
fusal of one of the factions to agree
to the proposal, thia government will
be prepared to deal with the other fac
tions and will .grant it "active moral
support" to any government that It will
go to any extremes to keep In power
any central authority to which It grants
For the present, as a consequence of
yesterday's discussion between the rep
resentatives of tho United States and
six Luilu-American countries, tji? only
certainty with reference to a new move
In the Mexican situation Is that Presi
dent Wilson's appeal to the Mexican
factions to compose their differences
and establish orderly government, will
be renewed with the backing of the
governments of Brazil, Argentina, Chile.
Bolivia, Paraguay and Guatemala.
There is a feeling here that on ac
count of General Carranza's attitude
this effort will fall. At the second ses
sion of the conference some attempt
may be made to outline a program
which will take into consideration
future action by the governments con
cerned if Carranza refuses to join In
carrying out the plan.
Outlaws Raid Sebastian.
Brownsville, Teix., Aug. 6.—Mexican
outlaws today raided the village of
Sebastian, thirty-seven miles north of
here, killing two men. United Stfites
cavalrymen from Herlegen. twflvp
miles distant, have gono to Sebastian.
Fifteen rangers and armed nun
started from near by points for Sebas
tian, and practically every man In Hiir
ligan armed himself to hunt for the
Tho dead are Al Austin, president of
the Sebastian Law and Order League,
and his son Charles.
The league recently forced servem!
men 'of 'bad reputation to leave tho
town, which is little moro thaji a
crossroads. About 8:30 this nioruins
Austin «vnd his son were running a
corn sheller when armed 'Mexicans pal
loped up. taking both Into tho brush
near by. There they wc.re killed.
Yesterday a band of Mexicans raided
a ranch in this section, stealing saddles
and arms. They got a drop on tho
cowboys on tho ranch.
A Sebastian storekeeper named Alex
ander said there were twelve mounted
armed men In the party. All of them
appeared to bo Mexicans of middle age.
They robbed his store.
SEEK IOWA BANK
BANDIT IN CHICACO
Perrln snd Detective*, With Photo
graph of Suspect, Hunting Clues to
Robber Who Secured $21,000 From
Cedar Rapid* National.
Cedar Rapids, Aug. •.—Leo Perrln,
paying teller of the Cedar Rapids Na
tional Bank. whlch was robbed of J21,
300 by a lone bandit Wednesday morn
ing, Is in Chicago today In an effort to
furnish detectives a clue on which
they can work. Perrln and detectives
left last night for Chicago, with the
photograph of a man said to be In
trouble here about three months ago.
QLfcN MTCONNELL KILLED,
Hurled to Inatant Death When Auto1
mobile Hit* 8and Pit.
ervllle. Aug. 8.—Glen McCornell,
Llvestoek Mariwi» -fc' :'lj
In Special Report»
*'7 ... For Stock Growers
Charge of Flood District.
of Stricken City.
Newspaper ^*port*r Shoot* On* Mai»
Caught ^-Aot of Robbing Houeo
Worl Digging Among Defcrie In
Ef ^o Reoover Bodie* of Ml—Ing
-J^Funeral* Scheduled For Today
V^anio Cauasd by Fat** Alarm.
C* 9 1^1,*
Erie, Pa, Aug. 6.—Troopers of the
state constabulary patroled the flood
section today, enforcing strictly the
regulations of the atato health author
ities and the Erie city counoll, while
Increased force* of workers in March
for bodies went forth In the mass of
wreckago piled along Mill crook kg
Tuesday night's flood.
Sensational reports of looting dur
ing the night kept the police busy to
day, and It became known that Guy
Porter, a reporter on the Dispatch, had
shot a man seen taking things from a
house. Later it was said the man bad
been taken to the hospital, ahot in tho
An order to the officials was to sup
press looting with a stern hand and
that all suspected persons were to bo
taken to police headquarters without
Workmen vigorously attacked tho
demolished buildings and it was con
sidered that considerable headway
would be made before nightfall.
Excitement waa caused when, after"'
a heavy rainfall, a man ran. triru the
"Look out: another flood 1* coming."
Others took up the cry and men.
women and children hurried to high
Efforts to relieve the dlstre** con
tinue with am
axing sucoess. Th*
armory housed many of th* homeless
during the night.
Mayor Stern'* relief fund continued
to grow, having p&s*ed\$140,(M)fr: eany
in the day.
Ten funerals were scheduled for to
day. Six of the fourteen peraofis re
ported missing have been found.
ON SALTON DESERT
Failure to Take Water For Radiatei* B5
Results in Machine Stalling 'One
Dead and Companion Found Unoon*
•eious by Rescue Party.
Los Angeles. Cal., Aug. 6.—Failure to
think about evaporation In an automo
bile radiator brought death to one man
and frightful tortures to two other* who
irrlved here from the desert. The trio,
James S. Roche and John H. Welsh,
•ittornoys, and James G. Clarke, real
astute dealer, left hero Sunday In an
automobile for El Centro, In the Im
perial valley. Monday morning the car
stopped in the sand. The radiator waa
found empty. Roche and Welsh started'
after a mirage which they believed was
the Salton sea. Clarke waited a day,
and then believing them dead, made his
way to Mineral Springs and organized
a rescue party. They found Roche un
conscious and Welsh dead. Roche said
they drank lubricating oil.
AFTON FARMER MAY
HAVE BEEN SLAIN
John L. Rogers, Aged 24, Found in
Unused Barn With Throat Cut—No
Motive Known For Crime—Fingei
Prints on Throat.
aged,35 years, was Instantly.killed last
night when his automobile ran Into a
sand pit. Three years ago, almost to
the day, McCoimell was blown up in a
traction engine explosion and nearly he would support Governor JehnM*,
lost his life, California, ft* the pnaMwwy.
Special to Times-Republican.
Afton, Aug. 6.—John Rogers, aged
24. was found In the haymow in a
little-used barn here last night with hi*
throat cut. He had been dead twen
ty-four hours. Tho authorities believe
that Rogers was murdered, yet have
not discovered a possible motive for
the crime, as money from a check he
had cashed In Creston Wednesday wa*
In his pockets. Bloody linger print*
upon his throat and on his trousers
legs. Indicating the body had been
dragged, and upon a ladder leading to
tho haymow, are circumstances indl
eating murder. Rogers was the son
of an old and leading family here and
had been managing a farm for his pa
rents. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Rogers.
WOULD PREPARE FOR PEACE.
New Rsllying Cry Suggested For Pro*
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 6.—Sounding a
rallying cry for progressives to stand
by their party, George W. Perkins told
twenty-Ave up-state leaders at an ex
ecutive meeting ihnro today that the
progresedve organisation is the only
one that stands for preparedness for
peace as well as preparedness Dor war.
"Because of tho utter lack of pre
parednea* to meet the great modern
economic conditions of Industry, me are1
as unprepared for peace as we are for
war." he declared. "If the war stujp*4
tomorrow widespread industrial de
presstan Immediately would gather In
He declined to say whether -he be
lieved Colonel Roosevelt again would
be a candidate for president or whether