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VOL. 121.
NO.
27.
1
German and British Replies Were Received, Also
a Report on the Sinking of the Liner
Iberian by a German Submarine.
I CONTENTS JkREJOT MADE PUBLIC
Germany Has Not Yet Determined Whether or
Not to Send an Answer to the Last Pro
test Regarding Submarine Warfare.
TBy Charles P. Stewart. United Press
Staff Correspondent.]
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.*~A German
note, a British note and a full report
of a submarine destruction of the
Ley land liner Iberian, -with the re
ported loss of three American Uvea.
t«« looked for at the state depart
ment today.
The expected German communica
tion was known to bear on the Frye
cue. England's message was an am
plification of its dispatches relatlva
to the order in council.
Information concerning the Iber
ian was partly offl&al partly inform
al.
All accounts still indicated that the
Iberian was sunk while trying to es
cape, after due notice by tnq sub
marine to stop for a search.
Austria's publication of a transla
tion of its note to the United States
concerning American munitions ship
ments to the allies attracted atten
tion. The Austrian embassy asserted
was the first accurate publication
of the message here, earlier- versions
Swing been "doctored" by the Brit
ish censor.
As censored, the note's tone was
abrupt. The embassy's translation
Hi effusively friendly.
England Stands Pat.
[By Charles P. Stewart. United Press
Staff Correspondent]
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.—In its con
troversy with the United States con
cerning the- English order -in council,
the London foreign office stands abso
lutely "pat."
Several days ago the state depart
ment received the British answer to
American representations on the sub
ject Then a request was received
that this ant-fer be held up until a
luppleraent to it could be forwarded.
This supplement arrived today.
With it cam* a separate note concern
ing the steamship Natchez which,
with a cargo from a neutral European
port, was detained by the British on it*
**y to the United States on the
Pound that really its cargo was of
German origin.
The series, it was announced, will
tot be made public until 'Wednesday,
but this muoh was learned concerning
t:
Every American contention was re
jected as untenable.
The British refused even to recog
nize the American right to -reserve
certain American complaints for fu
ture settlement.
All hopes that there might be a
modification of the British order in
council, were summarily upset.
Prom the commerce department's
reports on foreign trade balance, a
w.
By J.
[United Press Leased Wire Service]
NEW YORK, Aug. 2.—Russia is
now openly appealing to her western
allies to go to her-assistance by de
veloping a major offensive in France
and Belgium. Hitherto, the Slav
Pressure brought to bear at London
and Paris for help has been secret,
as far as the Russian government
has been officially concerned. Unoffl
MIa! a_Ai ..
««o oeen ornciauy concerned, unom
dal Intimations of a plea for a west-jmove
It is not probable the allies havfc
this means of announcing that
western offensive is shortly to be-
Rather, the circumstances sug
gest that the Slavs have (npn unable
persuade England Mad France to
at the present time. Aa a
"tort to a sailltar? p-
4
page was taken to support the British
contention that America's foreign
business has not suffered. The Lon
don foreign office insisted it has proof
that many American shipments to
Scandinavia and Holland were destin
ed ultimately for Germany. To hold
up shipments
to
the U. S. from these
neutrals the British still claim the
right in cases where they suspect Ger
many was the original shipper
Germany's note concerning the Frye
incident was also received but"was
deemed of less Importance than the
British series.
Of the discussion's outcome, nobody
was wiHlng to, hazard a guess. Offi
cial accounts differed on the number
Involved in the disaster to the Ley
land liner Iberian, destroyed by Ger
man submarine. An unofficial story
wei that three Americans were killed
and three wounded.
Ambassador Page, London, cabled
today this certainly w^s Uicorrect. He
said there were four Americans and
no more,' who might have sailed on
the Ibf/Kn. He was ifire all
these were on board.
They were L. OTey and J. Carroll,
Boston M. Dealey, San Francisco,
and J. •Wright, Cliftondale, Mass.
Page's understanding was that
Wiley was the only American who
jperisAd. He had telegraphed to
Majfbnester, the Iberian's port of de
parture, for fuller Information, but
had not yet received it.
Supplement to British Note.
WJ&HINGTON, Aug. 2—The Lon
don Areign office's supplement to the
Brash note on thfe order In council,
reached the state department today,
together with another British note
dealing separately with the steamship
Natchez case.
The first section of the German
note on the Frye case was also re
ceived.
The British supplement dealt with
the American caveat, warning the
London foreign office that the United
States will not recognize orders in
council -which violate inteftiatioflal
^The Natchez case was that of a ship
with cargo bound from a neutral port
to the United States. The British con
tention was that the shipment really
was of German origin. Therefore the
ship was detained for action by a
British prize court.
By agreement with London govern
ment, It was said the British notes
and supplement would be made public
Wednesday.
When the German communlcalton
would be published. Secretary Lansing
(Continued on page 2.)
What the War Moves Mean
T. Mason, Former European Man
ager of the United Press.
version, Russia therefore has de
cided to try the effect of publicity.
The situation cannot be pleasing for
the western allies. Not only is it
uncomfortable to have Russia offi
cially and openly advising Frahce
and England what they should do,
but also there exists the possibility
of a rupture growing out of a persist
ent refusal of the western allies to
«t» offensive was telegraphed from That England and France are quite
Petrograd last week, but the govern
itself remained silent.
Today, however, in an official com
Qunlque, the Russian government
™»uKiue, ine Russian governmem
declares the Germans are moving
troops from the west to the east, and
then adds that "this fact creates fa­'reach
vorable conditions for active opera
nds of our allies." In other words,
r~6 c*ar now openly demands that
the English and French no longer re
gain idle, whUe the Russians are be
forced to abandon all of Poland
the enemy.
foI^ard- lt
unable to develop a serious ofifensive
at this time because of their short
age of munitions is apparently disbe
lieved at Petrograd. The necessity
for husbanding ammunition to with
stand a possible German effort to
Calais unQuestionably does not
make the same impression at Petro
grad that it does at London and
Paris. If the Slavs' allies remain in
active despite Russia's public appeal,
it is certain there will be resentment
at Petrograd and Poland's evacua
tion will be associated In the Rus
sian mind with the absenoe of co-or
dinate military effort
In
^,est"
Had Germany not persuaded Turkey
to enter the war and if there were no
possibility of Russia 5?n"
trol of Constantinople, the taatt of a
possible separate P~ce unquestton
ibly would ao«.
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AMSTERDAM, Aug. 2.-^
centimeter guns have be'Jw^snt to
the eastern battle front 4" used In
the bombardment of the & .iaw forts
If the Russians contlnut stubborn
resistance, according to "Berlin ad
vices today.
STILL HEAVIER BLOWS.
COLOGNE, Aug. 2. (Via Berlin wire
less.)—-The Cologne Gazette today ed
itorially praised Pope Benedict's lat
est peaoe efforts, declaring:
"Pope Benedict ha* erected to nls
memory a lasting monument deserv
ing of great gratitude from mankind
far beyond Catholic circles. Hie peace
suggestions, however, meet with a
sharp 'no' from London, Parle, Rome
and Petrograd. Meanwhile, Germany
grasps her sword, ready to deal still
heavier blows, accomplishing by that
means what religion and humanity
are unable to secure—an honorable
and lasting peace."
THANKSGIVING SERVICES.
BERLIN (via wireless via Say
vllle) Aug. 2.—Practically the entire
population of Berlin today flocked
to special services of thanksgiving In
all the churches to observe the end
ing of the first year of the war.
Thanka for the blessings of the past
year and prayera for an early ending
of the great struggle were offered
from all the pulpits. Especially Im
pressive was the lapgle number .of
women dressed In mourning.
The newspapers today unanimous
ly approved the proclamation of Em
peror William on the first annlver
aary of the war. They declared that
every word of the proclamation
breathes the emperor'e accuetomed
high eerlousness, his deep rooted
love of peace, his conviction on the
righteousness of the German cauae
and hie confidence In the future.
All the newspapers today devote
the largest share of their columne to
military and naval reviews of the
first year of the war. They empha
size the fact that the attempt by
Germany'e enemlea to atarve her
people had been frustrated by the
careful organization of the empire's
resources and 'said, that a. large part
of the gratitude Wait due to the much
abused Germany bureaucracy and
militarism which worked In full hai^
mony with representatives of all
classee, particularly with the work
ing people.
The soclallat newspaper Vorwaerte
especially dealt on the failure of the
plana to atarve Germany out and
paid tribute to the work of the gov
ernment departments.
The newspapeis printed eetlmatea
of the number of Rueslan prisoners
captured during the war, taken from
official reports. These showed 938,
869 Russians In German camps and
hoapltala and 120,000 who were cap
tured laat week enroute to German
camps. For AuetHa-Hungary, thb
totals reached 636,543, making a
grand total of about 1,700,000 for the
allies.
German collecting statlona, at the
middle of June had received 5,843
captured field guna and 1,556 cap
tured machine guns. The exact fig
ures regarding captured pieces are
unknown because many of the cap
tured guna are being used by the
Germans In the field. But It Is esti
mated that 8,000 fteld and 3,000 ma
chine pieces have been taken by the
German troops.
NEW BATTLESHIP.
BERLIN, (via wlreleea to Sayvllle),
Aug. 2.—The wife of Field Marshal
Von Hlndenburg chrlstenSd the new
German battle cruiser "Hlndenburg"
launched at WHhelmahaven, according
to dispatches received here today. Von
Hlndenburg telegraphed the kaiser,
expressing his gratitude at this un
usual honor.
EMPRESS PRAISES PRUSSIANS.
BERLIN (via wireless Sayvllle)
Aug. 2*—The German empress and
crown princess, returning to Berlin
after a visit to east Prussia, have ad
'dreesed a letter to the newspapers
praising the spirit of the Prussians,
who have eet about replacing the
buildings destroyed by the Russians
in their two Invaaions.
AN ENGLISH SCHEME.
COPENHAGEN, (via Berlin wire
less) Aug. 2.—England, In return for
permlaalon to obtain coal at her
ports, has compelled many nelutral
ahips to carry contraband to her, de
clared some of the Danish newspa
pers today, In explaining the alnklng
of a large number of neutral shlpe by
German submarines. The English, it
was pointed out, naturally prrfer to
have neutral veesele sent to the bot
tom to the saving of their own ves
sels.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
ATHCNS, Aug. 2.—Greek ships
along the Asia Minor cosst, on which
number of Invalid Greek civ
ilians returning to their nsitlve coun
try havs been seized by the Turke,
according to advises from C*Mt*n
ttitegfe today. The Turkapot the siok
ttussks ashors and substituted their
»Mswnjsd, farcing Grssk dspters
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KEOKUK, IOWA, MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1915
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
LONDON, Aug. 2.—The Stag liner
Clintonla, of 3£30 tone, has been sunk,
presumably by a German submarine,
according to deapatchee received here
today. Fifty of her paaaenget* and
crew are reported to have been saved
and are being brought to shore.
GREEN FACED SNIPERS,
LONDON, Aug. 2.—Green-fsoed Ger
mane, who paint themaelves the color
of the eurroundlng scenery to escape
detection, have been successful In
sniping at the British troops, the'Dftlly
News reported today. A wounded pri
vate In the Second Royal Fusiliers Is
the News' authority.
SUNK BY SUBMARINE.
LONDON, Aug. 2.—The British
steamer Benvorlich has been sunk
by a German submarine. Seventeen
of the crew have been landed, ac
cording to dispatches to shipping cir
cles this afternoon, but Captain
Smith' and other members of the
crew who left the ship In another
•boat, have not yet been reported.
The Benvorlich la a 3,381 ton
ateamer owned by W. Thomaon A
Cp. of Leith.. She was built in 1896
and Is 357 feet long. ..
FRANCE
[United Press Leased Wire Service]
PARIS, Aug. Z.—Inoendiary bombs
and flaming liqulda were used1 by the
Germans In three determined attacks
or the French positions on the Meuse
heights and eastward to Pont A'
Moueson during last night. An offi
cial atatement from the war office
this afternoon reported all the Ger
man assaults repulsed.
All along the line there was a re
newal of Infantry clashes throughout
the night. The Germans launched
several sharp attacks against ths
French positive »rouod Souchez.
ThesSr'AWrs pHWhptly beaten off the
French counter attacking and tear
Ing up enemy entanglements.
"In the Champsgne region, mine
fighting occurred yesterday and dur
ing the night," said the official com
munique. "The result was favorable
to us."
TUnlted Press Leased Wire Service.]
ROME, Aug. 2.—Austrian pclaoners
now confined In fortresses and con
centration campa total 17,000, of whom
380 are offlcera, the war office an
nounced today.
Power Station Collapsed.
[United Press Leased Wire Service]
HUDSON, N. -Y., Aug. 2.—The pow
er station of the local plant of the
Knickerbocker Portland Cement Co.,
collapsed early today, killing four
and fatally injuring seven, other
workmen. The collapse of the power
station will put the entire plant out
of business for about seven months
and will throw more than 600 men
out of employment.
THE WEATHER
Weather Forecast.
For Keokuk and Vicinity: Show
ers and cooler tonight. Tuesday part
ly cloudy and continued cool.
For Iowa: Unsettled tonight with
showers. Cooler in east and south
portions. Tnesday partly cloudy and
continued cool.
For Missouri: Showers and cooler
tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and
continued cool.
For Illinois: Showers and cooler
tonight. Tuesday partly oloudy and
continued cool. Probably showers
south portion.
River Bulletin.
St. Paul 14 7.2 -0.5
La Crosse 12 7.0 -0.1
Dubuque ...18 9.7 -0.9
Davenport 16 7.4 »-0.2
Keokuk ..14 13.0 -2.0
St. Louis -.20 27.7
Ottumwa .... ........10 16.6 xl.O
Hannibal 13 16.4 xl.2
The river will remain nearly sta
tionary or fail slowly from Daven
port to Keokuk during the next
twenty-four hours.
Weather Conditions.
Cooler, cloudy and unsettled
weather prevails this morning
throughout the northwest in the
Plains states, the Mississippi valley
and the lake regions. The hq^viest
rainfalls are as follows: Bismarck,
1.16 Dodge City, 1.16 Dubuque. 0.84.
Huron, 1.22 La Crosse, 1.10 and. Bt
Paul. 0.86.
J&Looal Observations.
Aug.: Bar. Ther. Wind WTh*r
1 7 p. m. ...J9.90 80 SB OJ'dy
2 7 a.m. ...28.89 70 8 ClMy
preclpitatlon 24 .hours, .07 inches.
Mean temperature, 78 highest.
86 lowest, 70.
J&. W. M'OANN,
Temporarily la Charjrsji
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[United Press Leased Wire Service]
PETROGRAD, Aug. 2—The Rue
slan armies falling bsck from War
saw are fighting one of the most
magnificent rear guard sotlons the
world war had seen. Small forces,
standing by the Narew and weet of
the Polish capital, are determinedly
holding up the Germsns while the
main body of Slave continues the re
tirement eastward.
So effeotlve Is the Russian defsn
elve Just outside the gates of the city
that military men declared today
that Warsaw oould never have been
won by direct assault. The great
Austro-German siege guns and the
massed forres of the enemy oouldi
not have battered their way Into the
capital they held the capture of
Warsaw was only made possible by
the progress of the Austro-Germans
along the Lublln-Cholm line.
The taking of Warsaw will only
slightly relieve the Germans feeling
of disappointment over their failure
to entrap the grand duke's armies,
aocording to advloes to the war offloe
When It became evident that the
Russians were about to escape the
trap, General Von Hlndenburj) aent
out a hurry call for reinforcementa
from the western battle front. These
forces arrived and have been seen In
operation In Poland, according to an
official (statement from the war office
which contained this significant
clause: This fsct creates favorable
conditions for sctlve operations on
the part«of our allies In the west.
Sunday, the anniversary of the out
bresk of the war between Russls snd
Gsrmany and the date on which the
kaissr planned a triumphal entry into
Warsaw, saw ths Russians throwing
German detachments back across the
Narew and successfully wlthstsnding
sll enemy sssaults In ths bend of the
Vistula, sxtsndlng west to southssst of
the city. Though it Is sdmltted here
that sufficient time has not elapssd to
permit the withdrawal of the main
body of ths Ruasian troops bsfore
Warsaw to ths lines to ths saat, an
air of confidence today replaced the
feelinga of doubt over the fate of these
armies yesterdsy.,
Ths nswspapsrs today printed
prominently the closing words of Mln
istsr of War PollnvanofPs speech to
the dums, In which he declared that
Russls, as a consequence of good
crops, is prepared to continue the war
for several yeara,
"Germany must be beaten st all
costs, slse all Europe will fall under
the teuton yoke," declared Pollvsnoff.
"Without losing an Instant of time,
we nwat employ all the faoultlee of
the country for the development of
the- national defense."
REPORTEiD SUNK.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 2. (via
Berlin wireless)—A large Ruasian
destroyer hae foundered and aunk off
Koeken, eaat of Schile, according to
official dispatches today. The dls
patches ssld It was not known
whether the warship waa mined, tor
pedoed or sunk by an internal explo
sion.
IA
[United Press Leased \Vire Service.]
CHIASSO, (vis Berlin wireless),
Aug. 2.—Failure of the Italian armies
to register any success 'against Aus
tria is arousing distrust throughout
Italy, aocording to advlcea from Ital
ian cities across the frontier. The
working classes are dissatisfied at th|
Increased cost of living and In gov
ernment circles It Is feared Italy will
not dare to enter upon a winter cam
paign.
Militia is In Charge.
[United Press Leased Wire Service]
MASSENA. N. Y., Aug. 2.—Two
companies of militia today assumed
control of the strike at the Alumi
num Company of America here and
quelled the rioting that rost several
lives and injured scores yesterday.
One thousand men, mostly Hungar
ians, walked out of the plant Satur
day when their demands for In
creased wages were refused.
The strikers had complete control
of the plant when the soldiers came.
They locked up several of the com
pany officials and did extensive dam
age to the works.
Strike Is Threatened.
ULION, N. Y„ Aug. 2.—The big
Remington arms plant here was
threatened with a strike today. The
difficulty Is said to be over the put
ting Into effect of the eight hour
schedule.
When the men went to work' this
morning they were handed slips of
paper on which were given the scale
of wages. The men claimed they
were docked and some refused to go
to work.
The arms company, which Is under
the same management as the Brfdg6
port plant, is Just moving into Its
mammoth new buildings, some of
which are not yet completed.
Jefferson County Fair.
FAIRFIELD, Iowa, Aug. 2.—The
1915 session of the Jefferson coun
ty fair, held under the manage
ment of the Jefferson County Agricul
tural association, will open Tuesday.
August 8, and will continue for four
days.
AV^*
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[By Henry "Wood, United Press Staff
Correspondent.]
DEDHAGATCH. Bulgaria, July 20.
(Delayed.)—Atrocities that rival tho
outrages of Abdul Hamid aro being In
flicted on the two million Armenians
In Turkey by the Young Turk govern
ment. Official circles in Turkey are
using every possible means to prevent
the news to reach the outside world.
I have oome here from Constantinople
to cable a story of conditions as
they were told to me by sources in tho
Ottoman capital whose reliability can
not be questioned.
Thousands of Armenians have been
deported from their homes in Asia
Minor their property confiscated and
their families broken up. Young
Armenians have been hurriedly draft
ed into the army and rushed to Gal
lipoll peninsula to meet a quick end
in the trenches of the Dardanelles.
Wives, mothers and young children
have been left helpless in the streets
or transported to strange cities and
4bai\donod to the raercies ot the -Mua-i
eulman population.
Thus far no wholesale massacres
have been reported to Constantinople.
But the criticc.1 moment for the
Armenians will come when the Turks
meet with a serious reverse at the
Dardanelles should that occur, or
when the Armenians themselves be
come emboldened by the successes of
their local revolt and attempt a gen
eral revolution.
So serious is the situation that
Ambassador Morganthau who almost
single handed la fighting to prevent
wholesale slaughter, felt authorized
to ask the co-operation of Germany
and the allies. Von Wagenheim, the
German ambassador, and Margrave
Fallavlcini, the Austrian representa
tive, at Constantinople, have respond
ed at least to the degree of joining
with tho American ambassador in try
ing to convince the Turkish govern
ment that a renewal of the atrocities
of the former Turkish regime would
be a serious mistake.
The order for the present cruelties
was issued early in May and executed
with all the extreme genius of tho
Turkish police system. At Brousse,
In Asiatic Tur.cey, the city which it is
expected the Turfcc will select for
their capital if Constantinople falls, 1
investigated ^personally the manner
in which the decree was carried out.
At Brousse, tho police at midnight
swooped down upon the homes of all
Armenians whose namos had been put
on the prescribed list sent out from
Constantinople. These men were ar
rested and the minutest search made
of their homes --for possible revolu
tionary documents. The young Armen
ians were then ordered Into the army
the older men were deported into the
Interior, while tlie women and chil
dren who were not carried off were
left to shift for themselves.
In thousands of cases, the depor
tation had been caried Out on such a
basis that families will never be re
united.
Simultaneous with these arrests
throughout the empire the Constan
tinople police arrested alleged lead
ers of an Armenian society who were
charged with plotting the establish­
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THE WEATHER
Showers tonight and cooler.
Local temp—7 pi m. 80 7 a.
m. 70.
EIGHT PAGES
BY
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Outrages Which Rival Those of Abdul Hamid
are Being Inflicted Upon the Men,Wom
en and Children of Country.
AMERICAN AMBASSADOR IS PLEADING
News of Reign of Terror Has Been Carefully
Concealed From the World so Far,
But Now it is Given Out.
ment of aQ Independent Armenia.
Nineteen of these men were banged
in front of ministry of war. Among
them was a man who had beien the
cashier for a Turkish branch of the
Singer Sewing Machine company.
At the Armenian town of Zeitoun,
of 20,000 inhabitants, the young
Armenians refused to enlist in Tur
key's armies. A Turkish military
force was sent agalnat the city, bvl
800 of the Turks were killed. An
overwhelming Turkish force was then
sent and when the city fell, the
Turkish military officials carried out
to the extreme degree their system of
deportation and dispersion. Twenty
thousand Turks from Thrace wero
taken to Zeitoun and established in
bouses that for generations belongel
to the Armenians, while the former
owners were scattered to the extreme
ends of the empire, one portion being
sent to the sandy deserts at the head
of the Persian gulf and the other to
malarial marshes in the interior.
Bye witnesses from the interiii
coming to Constantinople described
the processions of these ragged, mis
erable Armenians herded by soldier.*
in groups ranging: from fifty to several
hundred. Old men who could ,not
maintain the pace were beaten by the
soldiers until they died in their traces,
these eye witnesses said. Children
dropped out by the wayside to perish.
Mothers, unable longer to nouris'i
their babies, dropped them in wells
as they passed, preferring to end
their sufferings.
The Armenian colony of Constanti
nople, numbering about 70,000, is prac
tically the only group that has es
caped, and they pwe their safety large
ly to Ambassador Morgenthau who
has assumed a sort of unofficial pro
tectorate over them.
In defense of these measures, the
Turks assert that the Armenians, de
spite previous warnings, roBe in rebel
lion when the allies attacked at the
Dardanelles. The Armenians, the
Turks charged, not only occupied the
town of Van and other cities, but ex
tended important help to the Russians
in the Caucasus.
Gets Prison Sentence.
[United Press Leased Wire Service
CHANDLER, Okla., Aug. 2.—Henry
Starr, bandit, whose exploits for
years have terrorized Oklahoma,
pleaded guilty today to the charge of
holding up the Stroud National bank
a few months ago. He took his sent
ence of twenty-live years In the Mc
Alester 'penitentiary calmly.
He will testify against Claude
Sawyer, one of his pals, in the Stroud
hold up.
Suffering From Heat.
[United Press Leased Wire Service]
NEW YORK, Aug. 2.—New York
was hoping for more rain today after
a down pour that last.ed most of the
night, but brought no cooler weath
er today. The United States weather
forecaster could not predict either
rain or a fall in temperature.
Four heat deaths were reported
yesterday and four today. Reports of
Bcores of prostrations poured In to
day.
Latest Developments Among Our Revolution
ary Neighbors of the South.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.] ico City, without lingering on the ont
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2—Urgent re
quests that the state department al
leviate food conditions in Mexico Cit/.
were received today from Charles
O'Connor, special Red Cross represent
ative in the capital. Death and col
lapse from starvation are frequent
and the ipoor are eating leaves, grass,
dead horses and mules, he said.
State department advices from
skirts.
Food Trains Ctarted.
ASHINGTON, Aug. 2. Foo-l
trains were leaving Vera Cruz for
7.5 exico City today, unofficial advices
here from the former place, said. No
body knew how long it would take to
get the supplies through. General
Carranza was known to control part
of the capital at least. That by today
Vera Crux said Carranza expects to his men had oocupied all of it, was
move his government to Mexico City deemed likely.
this month.
General Obregon's occupation of
Zacatecas was confirmed.
Severe fighting was reported east of
Guadeloupe Friday.
General Gonzales, it was said, would
immedlsjtoly establish himself in Me#
ate/n
The state department was trying to
get news of Editor Paul Hudson, of
the Mexican Herald, and the members
of his family and staff, arrested by th3
Zapatistas, released it was hopei
when the Carranzistas forces took tho
capital. .•
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