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VOL. 123. NO. 10.
Rebels Are Probably Led
By Villa Himself, With
Ojinasa as Point
I WAITING AND WATCHING
,W t* VI
[Heavy Patro'a of Cavalry Are on the
Alert '"Along the Border
to Receive the
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. July 13—A
I large band of Vllllatas. probably head
led by Villa himself, Is headed deter
minedly toward Ojinaga, according to
reports received at army headquar
ters here early today.
The First engineering corps com
I prising six companies organized here
under the new army bill, has been
I Bent to the border. Two companies
were sent to Brownsville, one to La
redo, one to Eagle Pass and the
searchlight company was divided,
I part going to each of the towns.'
General Bliss notified General
Funston from fit. Loot* that he will
arrive at Fort flam Houston at 8
state, -who is here In connection with
Bed Cross work, Is expected to leate
for the border soon. j*s
New Bandit Gang.
[By Webb C. MiUer, United Press
COLUMBUS, N. M„ July 13.—
Heavy patrols of cavalry were on the
alert along tfee border west of here
today, to prevent a raid by a new
band of bandits reported gathering In
the San Simon valley. That the Mexi
cans may be led by one of Villa's liue
tenants, bent on complicating rela
tions between the United States and
Mexico through attacks on border
towns, is feared by army officers.
Customs line raiders brought word
from natives who saw "the new band
riding eastward south of the border
toward Columbus, with the avowed in
tention of making forages into the
United States to raid ranches. Ap
prehension was felt today for the
safety of the ranchers in the Isolated
stretches west of here. The bandits
are reported near the scene of the
murders of William Parker and his
wife a fortnight ago.
The new band is said to be fully
armed and well mounted. Natives
reported only'thirty Mexicans in th?
band, but recruits may bave joined
since. The leader, whose name vras
hot learned, offered recruits the lure
of loot on the American side and
later the prospect of joining some
At the base camp here a sqpiad of
ttotorcycles with mounted machine
puna was held in readiness for any
Trevino la Treacherous.
EL PASO, Texas, July 13.—Informa
tion received here that Carranza Gen
eral Trevino furnished Villa with
munitions, cast doubt today on Trev
too's reports of attacks by his men
on .the bandits operating in the Par
Telegraphic communication was
cat by Vlllistas south of Chihiiahua
during the night. The "break" is be
lieved to be in the vicinity of Santa
Rosalia and not at the point where
the main body
Vlllistas are oper
Carranza agents have furnished
United States officials her® with de
tailed charges of a plot by Trejino to
assist the rebel movement in nortto-
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FLUNG U. S. FLAG
S lJ -V
Yankee Inventor and German Csp
Italiate See a Chance
to Make For-
[By Carl D. Groat, United Press Staff
"BAL/TIMORE, iMd., July 13.—Shat
tering of the British starvation block
ade will soon be attempted by a fleet
of giant under-sea freighters flying
the American flag.
Inspired 3y the success of the Ger
man sub-sea freighter Detuschland,
Manager Paul Hilken, of the Ozean
Rhederel, Deutscihland owners, is
forming an American corporation to
make undersea ships that will put
the Deutschland in the pigmy class.
Simon Lake, submarine inventor,
who fully a year ago predicted in a
scientific paper that "we shall prob
albly see some form of cargo-carrying
submarine Constructed as 'blockade
runners," will act in an advisory ca
pacity to the new corporation and
permit the use of his patents.
'Hilken gave the United Press the
following statement of his
the advisability of forming a dompany
to operate, under ,the American flag,
a service sintijar to that begun by
the Ozean Klhederel, with its sub
mersible freighter Deutschland. The
success of the trip of the Deutschland
and the huge profits which are al
ready assured—the cost of that ves
sel being practically paid by her first
voyage—lead those who are plan
ning the new venture to expect It to
prove successful financially."
The caTgo of the submarine
Deutschland, Inspiration for this
enormous plan, was ready today for
loading, preliminary to returning to
Germany. It looked as though the
tug Tlmmons was ready to haul her
away very soon. German Ambassa
dor Bernstorff was due this after
noon to see Captain Koenig and the
crew and then to have dinner tonight
with the party'as the guests of May
1". Eighty Being Bulit.
COPENHAGEN, July 33.—German
newspapers assert that eighty sub
marines of the Deutschland class are
now being built and that twenty will
be completed in August.
POET BARR IS
OUT OF A JOB
Suing Highland Park College
For $3,000 After
QUIET STUDENT. AT Y. M. C. A.
SUSPICIONED OF BIG ROBBERY
Threw Away $1,000 When
Arrested on Charge of
Being- Member of
DENVER, Cole., July 13.—To the
surprise of many friends he has made
In religious circles, Edward Die* of
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 13.—G.
Walter Barr, poet and novelist, assist
ant to President George P. Maglii of
Highland Park college, here, brought
suit for $3,000 in the district court
'today against the college, claiming he
was discharged July 10 because he
mr.rched In the preparedness parade
of June 3. Barr had a contract with
the college and the action Is brought
to enforce Its provisions. He says he
only exercised his right as a citizen
to march In the preparedness parade.
Barr came here from Keokuk a year
ago and is well known all along the
Mississippi river as a poet and writer
Atlanta* Ga., was In police custody
today, awaiting removal to Baltimore
on a charge of being a member of
the gang which robbed a B. and O.
train of $1,000,000 in unsigned na
tional bank notes at Central Station,
W. Va., last October. When trapped
In the T. M. C. A, where ha has re
sided under the name of Joseph
Meyers, Dies threw away $1,000.
Dies tras known for studious, quiet
habits since coming to the local T.
M. G» A* early In June.
Success of the Deirtschland to
Result in Forming: of \.
Three Hundred Militai
DBS MOINES, Iowa, July,
clothing' issued them by the fe
night held a B. V. D. parade, iy"
"Captain Simon Lake, undoubtedly
the pioneer In-the design of. success
ful submarines,' and P. O. flllken,
of the Osean
Second Phafeof British Off en
five if Approaching
Crisis East of
LOSSES ABE ENORMOUS
The Whole of the 8omme Front
Swept by Machine Oun Fire
LONDON, July 13.—The second
phase of the British offenolve Is ap
proaching a crisis in the battle for
the east of Albert where British
troops are striving to advance two
miles eastward to the heights of Mar
The Germans have thrown two
whole army corps into action on both
sides of the Albert-Papaum-3 road to
defend the approaches to Bapaume.
They are making the most savage
counter attacks, particularly south
east of Contalmalson, where a Ger
man success would hold up the whole
German correspondents, admitting
the great power of the British offen
sive, claim that the attacking forces
have suffered heavy losses compar
able only to the casualties at Ver
dun. British correspondents report
that the English losses have been
severe only in the death grapples for
possession of villages where German
machine guns have played on the
No Canadian or Australian troops
have taken part in the Somme offen
sive thus far, but the New Foundland
troops have distinguished themselves,
according to reports from British
The New Foundland battalion was
pushed up in what may be called the
third wave In the attack on probably
the most formidable section of the
whole Somme front through an al
most overwhelming artillery Are and
across ground swept by machine gun
nre from hidden posts, said one dis
patch. The men behaved with com
pletely noble steadiness .ind courage.
On tho eastern front the operations
east of Kovel have reached a tempos
ary lull with the Russians and Aus
tro-Germans re-dlstribntJng their
forces and bringing up artillery along
the Stoched river for a renewal of
HBRJJN, July 18.—British troops
succeeded in establishing themselves
in the village of Contalmalson, it was
officially announced here today.
"South of the Somme several
French attacks on both sides of tho
village of Barleux and west of Es
trees were unsuccessful.
Bast of the Meuse, German Infantry
was busy consolidating the positions
captured from the French on the
northeastern front of Verdun on Tues-
tOontinued on peg* t)
KEOKUK, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1916
MEXieANITRMlORS mE ACTIVE
Guards inB. V.D Parade
As: Protest Against Clothing
48's or 52's, when many of the »^arers are perfect SB's. They marched to the headquar
ters of Brigadier General Allen, camp commander, bearing banners expressing their sentU
ments toward the garments. The men were ordered back to their tents and an investigation
It was announced today that the four troops of Iowa cavalry will not be mustered
into federal service because recruits are hard to get since the Mexican war situation
quieted down. They also may be muritered out of the national guard.
No orders were received early today for Iowa troops to move toward the border.
(English Minister Says Coun
try is Acting on Strictly
..1*'. mltil—i in Ml ii ii
International Law Being Observed
While Germany la Accused
of Violating Re
[By Ed. Li. Keen, United Press Staff
I/DNDON, July IS.—Great Britain
acted on strictly legal principles
when she abandoned the Declaration
of London as a code regulating
blockade and rights of neutrals and
belligerents at sea, Lord Robert Cecil,
minister of blockade, told the United
Press in an exclusive interview to
The British minister answered sev
eral assertions made by the German
chancellor in a recent statement re
garding the Declaration of London.
"Apparently the chancellor regards
the Declaration of London as a char
ter of freedom of the seas," said
"What are the true facts? The
Declaration of London was merely a
code endeavoring to reconcile cer
tain contradictory theories of interna
tional law. It specifically permitted
the destruction of neutral prizes. It
did not repeal the well established
rights of belligerents against enemy
"The chancellor maintains that the
declaration laW down the principle
that wars should be conducted solely
on land or before the actual ports of
the enemy. This is quite untrue.
There was no waiver of the right of
a belligerent to exercise on the high
seas the right he possesses under
"It is strange the Germans should
put forward their present contention
in view of the action of British
commerce destroying cruisers, such
as the Emden, Carlsrufie and Eitel
Friedrich, which during the early
months of the war sank many allied
and neutral vessels In places far re
moved from the port of any belliger
ent. Their action was not based up
on the ground of reprisals, but was
exercised by virtue of what they con
sidered 'belligerent rights. Moreover
the Germans at the outset of the war
sowed mines indiscriminately on
trade routes on the high seas.
"The chancellor accuses Great Brit
ain of lack of good faith In not adopt
ing the declaration. He apparently
has forgotten that the United States
government as early as 1913 recog
nized that the declaration was not
binding without express agreement
by the belligerents. The declaration
had in fact no binding force at all in
law, as it had not been ratified by
any of the signatories, and Indeed
had been repudiated by one chamber
of the British parliament. It was in
this respect very different trom the
treaty guaranteeing the neutrality of
Belgium, which was absolutely bind
ing upon the signatories, but which
Germany callously violated the mom
ent war broke out, following this act
by waging a land and sea warfare
with methods both oontrary to Inter
national law and repugnant to ideas
of civilization and humanity. I need
not remind you of the amount of
(Oont on pace X)
Flitted Around Camp in Small
:o express in fitting terms their contempt for imder
goverament, 300 soldiers at Camp Dodge late last
ied only in untierclotfiing which they say are all either
Most1 of United States
Sweltering Today asy
SEVERAL DEAD ALREADY
Southern Portions Have Escaped
So Far, on Account of
DALLAS, Texas, July 13.—The
southwest is revelling today in a cool
wave which succeeded a week of the
hottest weather of "the year. A tem
perature of 78 was recorded here, a
drop of twenty degrees in as many
hours. Temperatures ranging from
80 to 88 were reported at Brownsville,
Laredo, Eagle Pass and other points
along the IUo Grande, where the mer
cury had climbed as high as 104
earlier in tho week.
Expect Record Heat.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Julv 13.—Kan
sas and Missouri sweltered in the
heat early today, with indications for
a record for the season before night.
The mercury climbed to 94 yesterday,
this summer's high mark.
Kansas is taking advantage of the
clear hot days to finish the wheat
Suffering at 83.
NEW YORK, July 139— Seven mil
lion or so sweltered again when at
ten o'clock today it promised to be
the hottest of the summer. Shortly
before that hour the thermometer
touched 83, with the humidity nearly
as high. It was a stick, suffocating
heat, .without a breeze to stir things
Hot all Week.
WASHINGTON, July 13,-^From
Maine to the Rockies bnd from Vir
ginia and the Ohio river, north, hot
weather is likely to continue for a
week or more, the weather bureau
forecast today said.
Temperatures from 90 to 95 up are
not to be unusual.
The south, not having had time to
warm up from several thunder show
ers of last week, will be more com
The North Atlantic coast heat will
be little drier than tor the past two
No Summer This Year.
OLfflJVEiLAND, Ohio, July 13.—The
Rev. Father F. L. Odenbach, scien
tist at St. Ignatius college here, says
the United States isn't going to have
any summer this year. Father Oden
badh based his prediction on his dis
covery of twenty-five big new spots
on Che sun.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 13.—Eastern
Missouri and southern Illinois swel
tered today after several days of low
tContinued on page 2)
Germans Will Not Abandon
Assault on Verdun, Be
gan 146 Days
IS SEVENTH ATTEMPT
[By Henry Wood. Utalted Press Staff
PARIS, July 18.—Dense German
masses are storming the approaches
to Fort Souvllle in the seventh great
aarault on Verdun since the battle for
th" fortress 'began 146 days ago.
The violence of yesterday's attacks
furnish unmistakable evldenoe that
Germany is determined to continue
the attack on Verdun, regardless of
her critical position on olher fronts.
French military critics agreed on this
point today after studying the reports
The present attack began Tuesday.
The Germans had spent eighteen days
in preparation. They brought up new
guns and trench mortars, shifted
more troops from the west bank of
the Meuse and hurried fr-jsh. supplies
of ammunition to the Souvllle-Dam
The French, ready to meet the
shock, turned loose a sheeted fire Into
the advancing German ranks and took
terrible toll with the "76's." Through
out Tuesday night and all day yester
day the battle raged an the Souvllle
Damloup sector, the Trench counter
attacking-with great spirit-
Only at one point near the Inter
section of the Fleury and Vaux roads,
did the German attack gain any
The Germans kept up a violent
bombardment throughout the night on
the sector of Souvllle and Chenois
and Laufee, but made no Infantry at
tacks, the war office announced today.
STREET CAR HIT
Several Persons Are Missing
After Wreck of Butcher
Shop From Am
NEW YORK, July 13.—From six to
nine persons are missing and be
lieved to have perished In the explo
sion of an ammonia tank in the butch
er shop of Martin Schmidt, Summet
avenue, Brooklyn today. The Injured
number at least a score.
The ammonia tank let oo while an
open street car was posslng the
butcher shop in which there were
several customers. The motorman
was blown from his post and slightly
bruised. Ammonia fumes poured into
the oar, rendering several paesengers
Ten Millions Per Month.
WASHINGTON, July 13.—It is
costing the Unted States ten mil
lions a month to maintain its mili
tary establishment on the Mexican
border. Estimates were made today
at the war department. Under ordin
ary conditions it takes ?310 a year
to feed, clothe and pay a private
$250 additional goes for ammunition,
camp sites, water systems and Incin
erating plants. Maintenance of the
hospital corps Is estimated to cost at
least $50 a man. The national guard*
concentration is coating the govern
ment millions in railway fares and
extraordinary expenditures. Hundreds
of motor trucks have been purchased
for the Mexican expedition.
Biggest Oratorical Guns Have
Now Been Wheeled For
ward in Court Room.
COURT ROOM, WAUKEGAN, 111.,
July 13.—Opposing counsel In Will
Orpet's trial for Marian Lambert's
murder, tightened their lines and
brought their big guns in position for
the final battle today.
Before the end of the week all
closing arguments win have been
competed, the Judge's Instructions
Fair. Continued warm. Local
temperature, 7. p. m., 95 7 a.
After Eighteen Days of Preparation,
Dense iMaeeea War* Sent Pan
ward, Only to be Cut
Three People Dead and Fourth?
Maimed for Life
AIT BATHING BEACHES?
Hundreds of Mm Are 0»wuMwj
the Big Flab Today1
KDW YOHfK, My lS^-Bran
York got the shark panle today. At
Ooney Island, Brighton, Rockawayt
and other seashore points, knowledge!
that the man-eater had added two vlo
time to his list of killed and had
maimed another for life, resulted in
institution of special motor boat pa
trols, steel nets—and very few both
ers. In New York City Itself the
news stopped many bathing parties
from piers in the lower city.
There was consideraMe doubt ex^
pressed at St Peter's hospital. New
Brunswick, N. J., today that Joseph
Dunn, twelve year old boy, whose leg
was horribly stripped of flesh from,
a shark bite, would recover. Physi
cians said the wound WIBS a bad one.
Gredl pieces of flbsh ware torn from:
the bones and although the youtlij
bore the shock well, the wound lsl
of the sort that become* infected''
Hundreds of men aimed wtth rffles.'''3
3iBtolB, dynamite and all sorts ofi^S
harpoons hunted ceaselessly along the
Jersey shore today for the shark.
Matawan Creek was almost beaten
out of its course. It la now fearedi.? •?,*
Lester Stillwell's body may have
been eeten and that the shark came'^"'
back to his feast on human flesh after
the attack, since another one of thosej
attacked by the Ursh was bitten Just]
as he was endeavoring to bring the'
body to shore. tgPff
State aid in seeking the shark wiltC1
ibe asked of Governor Fielder today.,®
Dread of further attacks is playing,
havoc with the business of bafh-hqrasec
proprietors in all beaches nearby. Thac
bathers apparently reason that If tho
shark swims up into the sluggish wa«
ters of Mattawan Oeek—not mora
than fifteen feet deep—he will go any*
The fishermen experts In and
around New York think there Is only]
one man killer shark—but assuming,
the hypothesis to be correct, the bis
fish has shown an amazing faculty fofl
travel and a boldness which does not?
match with supposed facts as to th«
timidity of sharks in general.
A little over a week ago Ctaas. E~*
Bansan of Philadelphia was attacked!
at Beach "Haven, N. J., and killed!
Five days later on July sixth, Charles
iBruder, at Spring Lalte, N. J., suci
cumbed to terrible injuries inflicted
by a man-eater. Yesterday, Lesten
Stfllwell, 12, and five other boy playi
ers, went swimming in Mnttawanr
(Greek. Stillwell was seized after one
of the other swimmers bad felt the
bruise of the impact of a big fish
against his leg as he was drawing out'
of the water at Wykoff's dock.' He
yelled a warning, but Stillwell was too
far away and before he could reach
the dock he was dragged under.
When Stillwell's companions sprea.
the alarm, in Mattawan, W. Stanley
Fisher, 25, and accustomed to the sea,
was among those who volunteered to
aid in searching for the boy's body.
Disregarding all warning, he dove re-
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LAST WEEK OF ORPET
TRIAL IS THE WARMEST
read and the case in the Jury's hands.
The lawyers reserved their heaviest
oratorical bombardment for the last.
Former U. S. District Attorney James
A. Wilkerson, who securcd the fam
ous $29,000,000 verdict against tho
Standard Oil company, was to begin
closing arguments for tho defense
late today. Attorney Ralph Potter,
for the defense, was to conclude his
statement at noon.
David R. Joslyn, special prosecutor,
whose suave, insinuating sarcasm
made Orpet tremble in his chair when
under cross examination, will have
the final say. Joslyn will close for
the prosecution, speaking late tomar
row and early Saturday.