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Old Aquarium to Be Art Gem.
Plans have been drawn to transform ancient landmark into a claaaic Greek Temple. For the idealized picture tee next Sunday's SUN. THE WEATHER tin. Fair to-day and to cool Highest temperature yesterd Detailed wenth-r. mail and murine VOL. LXXXIL NO. 353. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1915. omri0ht,m,ihimPrtN&wpumM0A9Metoton. Eg"!-. lWt. llnllllCil INQUIRY INTO FRANK HANGING BEGINS TO-DAY Gov. Harris First to Go In- to Responsibility of Prison Officials. HINT FOR LYNCHERS WILL FOLLOW SOON j Cobb Conntv Commission - pi's Will Aid State Track Slayers Down. CROWD (JOES OVER SCENE OF KILLING Press ami Individuals Con tinue to Assail Action of the Lawless Georgians. ATLANTA i Aug. 18. QJV, Hsrrls has taken chargo of the investigation Into the lynching of Leo M. Frank and this afternoon stated that nothing would be left undone to punish the mem bers of the mob. "I am inexpressibly shocked." said the Governor. "This affair places a blot apon the fair name of our State that can never be wiped out. The lynching will be run down to the bottom and every effort within my power will be made to arms the members of the mob to Justice. "At the proper time 1 will offer suit able rewards for the a; rest and convic tion of the men, and I will urge the Judge, the Solicitor and the Sheriff to BBS diligent efforts to apprehend them " ciov. Harris will first hold a con tortnea with the members of the 1'rlson Commission to determine whether the fli.-i.ils and guards at the State ' prison farm should be held responsible for si- State Bank of Camden. Ind.. for the sp inning the mob to take Frank out of ! polntment of a receiver for the Horn th. hands. Ha will also undsrtaks. if and Country 1'ubllahlng Company, pub aose.lde, to a from the officials and . "aher of the Hume, and Country Slaoa tuarrts some description of the men I BBBB. . composing the mob. Then he will direct! 't la alleged that although toe rom his attention to the apprehension of tha !any is capitalised at J 1.500.000 and guilty parties. lo Hire sneeiai ' nuniri, Tlie Coroner's inqueat which had b. gun In Marietta was postponed until next Tuesday. Special counsel will probably , bs i iniiloved by the Coroner to assist I 1 U,e investigation, the County Com- ! missioner of Cobb county having author-; toad such action. A special meeting has been held by the Cobl. county Commiasloners. who eg- , pressed a determination to sift the trag- i ady ,.,l to cooperate with the Governor. I But there will be no action taken, it was Stated to-day, until some definite pro- I oedure has been decided on by State au- thorn u-s. Prison Ctommlaatoner Rainey, who wai gt the prison farm at Milledseville when the mub took Frank, aald u -day that the grieon oflloUtla houid not be held re Bponalble, nor would the CorumlsHionera Who were at the farm be held reitpoii- gtblt. 'The mob took everybody completely ; by UrpHse and nobotly had a chance to 1 rM!sl " Mr Itittnnv Hp. -liti.il "Cndrr the Clreumatanoaa I do not see how the he petition Hied to-dny they have ro prlson OlBotall oould have done anything BUltOd In nearly the entire 11,5110,0011 liein 10 save Frank. As a matter of fact. I j re eived. part of this ainojnt belli sub am of the opinion they could have se- p,ymnt plall by cured I iank witliout Mr. Hurke or Mr Hmith, who wtre in their homes, knowing- . women of wealth and WMial standing Of it. They were absolutely noiseless. . In almost every VlttaBO and hamlet in "Tha State farm has ulways been pro- j t,e I'nited Stales. It is estimated that teete-i in about this way. The . W: ' about lOn.OiiO women are holders of tines have made no appropriations with: Which we could have fortified the placo j P"'d up stock ,-ertilleates or stock de aiiinnst a thing of this kind. The wire ! livery contracts partially paid for. tanoi and the building are the best that j A feature of the case which developed could be secured for the money. No pro- t to-day was the oharaotor of the adver Vtllon la made fdr perraancnt additional ' Using matter which mule Its appoaranea guards " j as a result or the filing of the Indiana i bank suit, it bears the names of Kuro- 1'oi.teiirili. of l.ynehlnH. Thousands of lsmtcards were sold in Atlanta lo-dny showing the body of Frank d&nglina; Crotn the tree near Mariaita These earda were put out by a photographer who readied the scene rf th' tragedy long before tin- body was eut down. The cards are eaweily liouglit i si 1 il said have Ik en put on sale In other Ueorala cities. The sale of the I rards i xcited some oppOOttlotl and coni i1 dm aaa made to a -iing Mayor itags. dal stop the tiaftlc, Mr. Raaadale made an investigation I a n.n and gume protOOtOr before I'on 01 the lW on the aUbjeel and tound that ervatut c0,limlMlner pratl this after- hii obtained a lloenaa for thai purpose, OOUld ii"t Imj stopped I'OHto&rdB bearing pictures of the F ii I. lynching cannot lie sent through th, mall. The local poet offlce Is lie s' uk .,ii such oarda mailed here, This was taken under tha I emilH 1 1. IM i' bara libelous and Indecent matter I Speentierg of the ilepat-tment and on ! o- poatoarda and the outside of en- j legations of Division Chief Ed ward (ial Vliupei and wrappers i lugher of the Ixjng Island dlclsion No one doubts that OUv, Harris In-' aff was roproaantad by Robarl . tend, to do what he can to bring the pytroaU, delegate to the t'onstiui- n hers of the mob to justice, but (lonal Convention from Patohofue. He ll'irdly any .no Isslleves that the QOV mft4e n emphatic denial or all the I w ill lie uble to accompHsli anv - ' ,.haru Hnd I 'otnin-lssloner Pratt re el Ueorgla believe Frank was guilty and t lie was fairly tiieal anil OOnvlOted. Melievlng thla, they bitterly i. minted fiii Hlaton'i Bction in ootnmuilng rha ' i lentence and now they think bai aim Ply met the fate which 1 i originally been juatly decreed b oiirta. With tiie public mind in HID a mere is nine propped iw oiling the niembera of the mob. 11 r.-elliig against Bg-Oov. Slalon is el) bitter and many conservative I gag under tlie rules promulgated to-day i s are glad that he la out of the i by the new State Civil Service Commis sion. in a prsllmlnary itatamsnl issued Would HaVS t ailed Troop. some time ago it was announced that nl harg. that-ll was J m Xr'll i would bale gladly called out the "owing. ' : - ... 1 Mu ...iiMiTOHSIon inav i-efuse In eei 1 1 f v 1 ,1 I. ...... L- ii-ii wi- .in inn I III. Contlngcg on Laii PagSi EXTRA SENATE SESSION URGED. ! hi.-r (Inject Would Re to Pass Cfetmea Washiniiton, Aug. IS. It was learned to-day that President Wilson will be j urged by certain Democratic Senators to I mil the Senate In extra session, regard less of what he may decide about calling , both houses of Congress. Those who urge the extra session want l ZZZ SSLSJLXX ' last Congress and others that may b proposed, but primarily to pass clotuis. Senators Owen and Kern are on record In interviews as advocating an early ses sion to Insure time to pass cloture. Senator Owen Is now In Washington M chairman of the special committee of j of cloture to be reported to the full Hen- i ate for ratification. The Democratic leaders expect to put through the ship ipur'n'",e nl" Hn'1 ami I bond bill aftsr the form of the Owen- I'ntermyer bill of the last Congress oy the aid of cloture. KAISER CALLS FOR GOLD Ills Ministers I rare Nation to I urn Over I'rrrlnns Metal. LoMOtti Aug. Is. A desputcli from Zurich says that the Herman Ministers of ttie Interior and Finance have Issued circulars calling on the people to turn ! all gold Into the bsnks. Thc Govern ment Is to make a financial statement 10 the Budget Commission, In secret ses- j slon st an early date, says the r'nmfc- furtrr T.Htnng. There Is much disquietude in dress Ota klnS and clothing circles over the! requisition bv the Government of all cotton in tht country ami t lie order that tagtilgeiBI tories are to work exclusively for the array. WOMEN INVESTORS OF $1,500,000 HIT BY SUIT Receiver for Home and Coun try Publishing Co. Asked on .."ifl JadaTmettti Cincinnati. Aug. 1. A sensation re sulted here t.-day when suit was filed fuprrn.r r. by the Farmers nearly all of the capital stock hum been sold to women Investors throng!.. ut the a - Ijrai e,., l.iillvi pmirr, n juii,iiriii . " I ,n( BPrvl.eg f r stenographers and prlmPrR- aWd,ded in the Municipal Cout ' of thg ott). ,n Julyi remains unpaid be-1 i,i,i. -v k, . ro rouM foand in this Ctt L0 f 'a7Zl ZSXl' He' Ti p,.tun aks that when a receiver ' add. -d that he hellevcd the list to be appointed he be authorised to collect complete This Malt was sent on ' ' L,." on ,he st.k Th- -,a'( , "e" ha.; several unpaid balances on tne sin a. nai were in lured, some of them painfull v. . ,g lhr IUOCeaaor of a magazine l,ut he did not believe seriously. All , ,, mmA .., i. were being . an d f r In the hospitals formerly known as Urn and R omen, 10 p ) which a large number of religious Instl- i jlirv, ;UIVOnK the families of the officers tutloas held stock. : and s!dlers. r a Lv...r mmsu nf tBiM Phonlx ' Kpaaer, m Club of this eity, Lfl se: reUrj' Of the company ; I. X IM m of 4bll ity Is president, ami s h. vVyaa of Alton, ill. la vioe'preeldetit. The atook aalllng oparatlona of the Home and Country Publishing Company have been conducted recently almost entirely by telegraph, and according to I pean and American church prelates uid I other persons prominent in business and ' social life. CAPT. H. P. HAFF ACCUSED. Int on ii. i. im I'luh anil lisnie I'riileelor. A i.ii a N r . Aug. 18. Capt, Horry P, Haff. who rooantiy handled the Vanitie In her trial ivces, as put on the defensive as noon. He was charged by I'hlef I'ro tector Llewelyn S. I.egge with neglect of duty, disobeying Inst ructions and falsi fying an expense account. The charges were based on Investiga- ! (Inns conducted b Special Agent II. I . served decision I ... ,LJiunl. NO JOB FOR CIGARETTE USER. , K.n.al 4 Ivll Wervlee Hut--) Nniukern I mm ",,d DHaiilM ToMKA, Kan , Aug. 1 1, Cigarette ... .,, .. si. wins ,. r. n, i,., :- - .. 'barred from Stale employment in Kan- an apple i for the habitual use of In toxicating biveragta or clguretttea.' m H II DAT IMnnfl 1 Un oULUlLrvo DIEJEXASCITY CAMP A WRECK FIhmI Swmih Awiv iViits, ami Houses. Wires Gen. Bell. j ,000 SO 1,1) I I'.liS AND FAMILIES HOMELESS Wash iNCToN. Aug. IS. The West In dian hurricane which swept In ipon the Texas coast demolished the t'nlted ! States military camp at Texas I'ity, near j InlveMon. killing ten soldiers and one I I Titian and serlousl.v injuring many others Own, Bell, ill COfWnaftd Of the forces at , Texas Oltfi got word through to the War Department to-day that all of the t amps are a total loss. Including the ' wooden structure. Not a vestige Is left and many of the soldiers and officers have lost all of their belongings. The llrnil. BADBR. .ink of Unartermaslsr' Cirpa. Mil. I. Kit. CRARUM B,, prime, Company K. Tweniy-thlr'l Infantry. RITCRBLU ALBBRT, private. Company If, Twenty-thlr.l Infan-try. MOORK, WILLIAM H . corporal. Compsay M. Twenty-third lafanirT MURPHT. JOHN J., prlvie. company K. Tivenlv-thlrd lnf.intrv. KlVAiiB. HKMtY l . private. Cotnpanv M. Twenty third Infantry AktOT, HAINAN private Cronpsn.' K. i Twenty-third lnfnt"i. i RBURBN PAUL A . prlva e. Company K. Twenty-third Infantry. I BHANKBL JOBBPH R., private, com i pany K, Twenty-tilled Infantry. WATSON. THOMAS A private. Company M. Twenty third Infantry. CIVILIAN, name not known. Death Roll May Re I unr Judging from the death roll at the I T'nlted Slates military camp a.: Texas City, officials here fear the ft ss of ilfe ' along the Texas coast mn be greater Ulan lias been Inculcated. ! The first telegram from Gen. Ball wa dated August 17 at 7 :2." P. M. and was as follows : A vl den: t opical storm of wind and rain in progress here since noon. Wind from northeast. S5 to 100 miles per hour, backs up water In bay. Camp flooded and abandoned for safety. Tents largely detr, ycd Some wooden structures MOO destroyed. Cantonment" hoep:T;!T7TefftSyedT sick personnel and prvperty suved. Tents and hutta .iking bay front alisndoned enrly on account of danger of water. Kleotrlc light systems out Of com mission. Darkness renders estimates of luoa Imistsalble until storm sub sides. Some injuries, but 00 dead yet reiiorted. Galveston not definitely heard fr m. bin: understood Twenty elglith Infantry oamped on low ground has abandoned camp and moved. Fur ther report as soon as jiossible. "Many liave lost everything. ' wired I Qen. He'!. " ll have temporal I -ihel ll.m- ICIIIfWI MM ter. Much dlaoomf n. buN no aerlooa tlffeiilig. Will provide better accom modations ;i h soon at powHible. Only , serious men ti e i health, lack of water. regervotra floXded with ilt water and. mud. Large lenltary foroe already or-1 ggnlged iil at work. Troops now geOttr ' Ing shelter ShaM make frratultoun n !ue to k Idlora who lout all Olothlng whilt- gavlng anlntall and other Govern ment property." Water 11 vr Feel Deep. WUI another message from Gen, Hell said (hat the storm culmtnatsj altout mldnlifht and that the tidal wave and ft k1 water QORtMnod OOVBrad Tea City and the surrounding country to a depth of 0tom three to five feet. "Ail oampa total loea, Including arooden rtnioturea,'1 wired bhc Qeneriil, "Not a Veettga h ft Near bay and camp ground HOW B lake. All public and private property hi ump almoat a total loss except animals, transportation and ordnance aqulpmeni Few animals and conalderaible ha-rncee lost, l Property of avery deacriptlon i aosttered through out city Floating wreckage piled up in streets. "Violence of wind such that many water craft of considerable size blown and floated Into the city near the bay Hhore. Command (rreatly mattered Storm fe still tot. violent to accomplish much thts morn Ins; except to rescue women and ohlldren gnd search for the dead and Injured "Temporary hospital established at the gouthern Hotel yeaterday. Moat of the dead and Injured dleoovered and the latter oared for last night, Most of the BubateoUal business huiidtiiKs end raatdeneei itood, but some wera unroofed. eonalderabla number of small frame butldinga were blOWtl down and floated , into the streets, aii tha temporary wooden bulldlnga wncked. Dlvlalon quortermaater store, tents and properly 1 total loss. ''Department que rtarmogtera Texas City branch store house unroofed, prop i erty and aupplleg soaked but mostly i usable. CttlVOrta and small brMgag gone. Roada generally Impgaaghle, All rall j rood, t b-phone and telegraph lines tcin- I porarily out of commiaaion Nothing can be heard from fjalVIBtOn. Mmo tre II Ir.. "Number Of people are homeless and witliout food, but there is a visible sup ply. Will probably last until can be replenished from Houston. Am furnish ing food and succor to needful regard less of stains No Immediate need out side asalstanea." (Jan. Hells fourth message, date. .. a.. i a , .h nuwiwii --- A1j ,,iounted isulions of tomiiiMnd were so BOatterod on the night of the storm seeking ground hlirh anOUgti to gave the animals that they are not nil BSSsmbled vet and It Is Impossible to account for ull of them so far. Msng rumors lime been coming in reporting losses here and lliere A few iiion- oaSUaltlsa have batn uuthentl- oittsd among the civil population, but It setiiiiH probable that loss of life hue not been very great Not possible to care for homeless 186 Persons Die in the Flood and Tidal Wave Thai Wrecks Galveston and Texas Coast Towns; . Loss From Fire and Storm Is $20,000,000 Five II u ml red Houses De molished in the Isl am! Town. TIKU SANDS ARE MADE HOMELESS BV STORM Hoi iTO.V, Tex.. Aug IS. Twi nty flve drowned it QalVtOtOTl and linine- diaie vicinity, twrnty.flve at vitgmia roin;. flfiy-llvc on the Ixnge Sam Houston, which sank In QatVtaton Hay; fifty-two dfOwHod it Texas L'lty. ncludli.g ten United Slates soldiers: six at Laporto, six at Bern brook, eight at Morgan Coin;, seven at Hitchcock aiui two in the suburbs of Brooklyn, a total of lSb This If :lie diatli list of the thr.e days tropical storm which swept the Gulf const, according to the aatlBiataa of newspaper men direct from Gal veston, but it is believed mire than twenty-five were drowned at Galves ton, as it is said many bodies have been seen floating In the isty there. More than aOO buildings were de stroyed in Galveston. Including grain levator near tht- waterfront ll,. s.des these It Is estimated that at least -'.OOli more buildings suffered dajnage. .Although SOU feet of the families of officers and en Meted men In Tegaa OHy. Many officers' fam ilies lot everything aivd n arly all families of t .listed men lost nil. 1 am endeavoring to find a building large enough to hold all the latter and will organise a mess with soldiers to care for .them temporarily al the Qofernroenti expense, .fleers of remittee win ue provided for at their expense it Houston or elsewhen . Shall ship all families out. Not poegt bla to bri ng irde r out of chaos until all families haw gotten out of Texas cit. Ample Beoommod tlona ki Texas city and oontmunlty o care for homeless civilian famltlea The camp at Texas City -'ontainej 7.500 (JnHed States soldiers Plmla I nnilllliini Had. tiftii nifvge from On Hell, dated I amor Bdward c. sn.kes Juatlea HuahM Hotiaton, Auaoat It, received at tiiHaieo 'iv.wi Mr st..k. H tinu if ! w.se -.r Ileum llnent 1 11 II eveillllK. I'M I in part : Rebelled Houeton 1 l'( t -d.i. Con dlttona Imtviiteii here and Teaaa City vory bad. Not jret hoard from Oal- lesion, but nurtli of ihe ba) all Indi catloM for.e of wind greater than In ltoo, ure.it oonorota cauaewaj'e aerl oual) damaged tbrouahoul and ie atmyod In aoottoha. Many demOllehad and badly .luni- aced houeea, uprooted trees, droarned animate and high water observed en route Nutnbera of mounted men had ! go twenty miles inland Ihe night of stoim to report land not covered by water. Moat of country between Texan Clt) and Webster mill a ahal lo lake, salt Water. Terrific force of wind did moat dam- i. I..-... ,'itv ,-ait liiss anil CIMI- , . '....iv.,1.,'. ... ih.. uvHMnidln country. Will certainly he impossible to reeatabllah rail communleatlon with uat vewiini In let th.Mi a inonlli. Supplies can roaoh there by DOS I rrom nouaioa VlB Hliip channel. Kvery Indication very bigii water in.Oalvsaton country, North of bay strewn with thousands of cotton bales from warehouses from QslVSSton. Loss of life Is probably not greit I Failure of dapol uuartermaeitor to sen pOf 01 othsr bOit to Texas City in dicates probability shipping wrecked as formerly. Conditions In Tssaa I City gradually resuming normal. At request of civil authorities he took i obiirge of police and sanitary opera. 1 tiona In city. Lata to-night tiie War Dspartmant rocslved further advicee oonoornlng tlui 1 mvagfa of t'ie storm ill the lulf region. , 'l'lils news was to the effect that 1 1 1 oiunp of tha Fifteenth Brigade Was wiped out. The ariny transport roe, rererreil to in Usn. Hell's message above, whs badly damaged. ABSINTHE SELLERS FINED. Frt ncli 1 n f Owner J maf i a-joo anil l.oae i mtrrn. serial f'tthit Dfeaetea ' Tn s Pantli Auk. 18 Two rtifp (JwnerK In TouIouhp wer flned $2oo and tlilr rates iloxed bei'aUHt tliey wtild ebelflthe to roi ular l UHtomers. A Krotrii f motbera had Informed tile BUthorltlSI of t lie Illicit ales. The courl thanked the women for "upholding 1 lie dignity of the con jugal hearth." The inaiiiifuct ure or sale ol' absinthe was prohibited by tha Vttnob Govern ue in last aprlng. - . - ., . y -ctusevvffY OF j Virginia MfGJL VES TON t jPj&rritteOzYe Above, the great Galveston I'liusevvay, COnnOCtinB the city with the mainland, three hundred feet of which is reported to have been swept away, permitting, the water from the bay to inundate the low lands hack of the city. This causeway is two miies long and cost more than 11,600,000m It is supported on 10,000 concrete piles. Below, a map showing Galveston, Texas City. Houston and other places that were damaged by the storm. sea anil was washed out in front of the (ialvez Hotel, th" lintel luselt illt fersd but slight damage. 1 The property d-t mage' nt 'TilvesTon ' aaUmatad a: I10.0O9.M0 and the carnage to crops in as much more. Hi ll Texas at I inii' of t'anaowaya t.o. , ,, . ... Hu,u, Both enU of th l.0,000 ciMewiy : r,- destroyed and .. mrvwu of Mveral thousand .t t!t ihc middle vu ; NEVER A CANDIDATE, SAYS JUSTICE HUGHES Ex6ov, stokes of N't Jersey Qnotoi riupreme Court .his tire'g statement. Tbbktok, x J. Aug. ltTw-juaiioe Carles B. Iliiglie? haa refu.id in per mit Me name to be conaldered an a lroaU leniial cai.dK'ate ii mid, aorordlna to a atatamenl mace in-day hy foMiier liciv- IMUII1BM lll INI v.'in In oilier words. Mr. Btokaa sal 1, .lu Ilea Hugiies has put ai rist foi ail time tile question of cutis ilertng bis name In connection with t lie Preatdontlal candi dacy or nomination. Justice Huffbrs'a atatemeni was gn an awer to a communication reci ived by him from the li rniir i iovernor a few weeks ago. Iti hi" lotter Mr. Slokes suggested tiiat Justice rtuahea IhtiuIi lus nam" I" lie us.-d upon the broad ground of bis avallabllltyi bis duly to bis country awl because of the confldsncs the people had in him, '''be forme.- i iovernor Incidentally advised Justice HUfheB inal a vaM nuia- ber of people of New .Icim'v were anx ious to have him run for the I'realdi ncy Mr. Btokaa said to day that his lelier to Justice Hughes, P'ttTtTSBtlni thai he become a candidate was more or less personal, partly tlue lo the tact that tbay Wore warm personal frlemln and ffllow iraduataa of Brown LTntveralty Washington, Auk Is Information timt Assodats Justice Hughes has writ ten lo former l v. Stokes of New Jar. sey that iimle:- no clrcumataticea will lie wrniit tlie use of ills name for the Republlca nomination for Prealdeni In Ittl was received here iih disappoint mem by ReilUblicans, many of whon. havs been looking in the direction of the supreme ' urt chamber for n aolU' lion of tha part prolilenis which con froni them next year. S.iini of them still cling to the hop that lie will yet lie nominated and accept. That aay Its inuid not decline a nomina tion for President If 't were tendered unanimously by Ihs oonvstttlon, Probably there has been a movement among certain leudeis In the party to create a sll nation In Hie convention which would leu.l to JuatlOB HUHhee'B nomination. This they hoped to aooom ptlBh by encouraging a Held of favorite one v litth would prevent no-nutation at the outMt and leave the way Op en tOV a dark home. Tiiey are relyliiK On Kiowtnu Kentinient through tha country tor MukIiuh to bring the delegate.-! inlo line tor thla titi, it li aa44 Muny of them feel that President WIU moii ih irrowlnn Rtronsei'i uial that if any mall could defeat him next year that man i Aeeootata Juatlea Huchea. The HiiKhoK movement had receivel a remarkable impetUH In the hint few weeks by well iiutbentlcated reports that I. KOOSevstl preferred hi in over othe.- candidates msatlonsd for the Rapublloan Irttuatlon la the attitude of the King ami nomination, and thai Ilug'heg was the the army one man thai foi. Rooaavell could audi Tlie Ih Winer Taothlatt believes sli.it would I enthusiastically support - It H conceded on nil bands that .lus- (Ice ungues s noun mil mo ivouio no more , loe noupiu.-i 'i iriiivn, irvMiiiu .i" n to unite the Rsnubllouns n.-xt vein tiian'did tin cession of cirssk territory to that of any other man mentioned. 4.RKAT HK.Ut M'HIM. W.I TEK. mi ih, rut of nix ii.ci stoppered bulilta Adv. washed away. The oil fields at BaaUBMBI suffered much damage and other smnll towns along the cmst sustained damage which it is estimated Will total "'inncm Tne casualties at Virginia Point were cautad by the collapaa of the Cauaoway Hotel, to Which nearly 100 persons had gone lor safetx M,ti ..f tii.ise whiles- ped mri ,nurlM Store than a hundred men, w-.men and children ere marooned on Red Plah VENIZELOS WINS KING TO HIS VIEWS AecoptH Promicrnltip, IfeAffl n of Poa ntorvention. ilble ..i' fe6f fresef c roTaaSr Rom a, Aug. II. Tita srs correspond. , , , ... .. ant Haa been Informed by a diplomatic aOtiree that M Venlaeloa, the ;reek ex- Premier, ii" accepted the new offer of the prtmlarehlp upon tha condition that Kinir Conatantlna promlae not t.i oppoee ir'k Intervention if and when it .p- ptNirn tppnrtutt. nof eventually terrl- torhti concoBaloni adequately compen s;itei by repreaentatlon In tha Balkan Ueague, which Greece agreei to Join. The King, Tug Wvh rorreapondent tegyna, hai conaented to make rhanga in the ollt f the Ohtef tf St iff iit wet) ni to dlamlai man) military tn- . ials who .in- known to b pro-. iernian. The King, it is tald, did not i" l tha proteata of tht- (jm-en, whn threatened to go lo Herman) In the met of or Intervent ion SERBS NEAR DECISION. Sp'tin' ' tihif Dttamtch la Tar Hi v MlSH, Aug. 1 1. 'Pile Serbian Premier. m Podhitoh, iias returned after eon ferri .g With Ihe r. gent and wttli ilen- erttllaalmo Putnlh al Kragujevata. The Cabinet cloaely exsmltied the proposals made b ihc ButSnte Powers refBrdins the csBslon of territory to Huigari in potuni for th hitters military aid, and is expected to oommunloata Its views to ihc MviipMllitta in sicret session or Thiiradns and K. lda Tlie llreek crisis is follow. ,! with ml let, Ms outcouie liemg likely lo r- niience r.e Serbian attitude, ooneemina i which ihere is : present a divergence I of opld i ii It is realized thai the do- Iclslon of the Bkupshtlna w:ii u bnasd I ctu-v afternoon, u ii-n it .is t.i degrees.! up.m the communication from the i?l"Uhe tsmporaturs fall on an avsrags -.r i . Inet and will lie of the utmost conga- mom than a degree an hour After quince in ms wnoic r.aiKan sniiauon as uell as having an important eft. upon Kill- pe GERMAN VIEWS DIFFER. Sgeefsf ' a'''' fieasoti to Ths si v i.omion, vug II. Ths situation in 1 ilreeoe is followed wiili keen Interest by th.- i lei loan preas, Ju igiiig from ths Oer- ' man papers just at hand. The l-'titnk- furtrr rii i up think, that if Premier VsnlBsloa forms the new fsblnel thsro will I"' a change in policy and thai il will probably unfavorable to Usr- many. Tins paper adds, however, that th.- inosl (inporiant factor in the tlrPCk the present policy of M. Venlgslos differs j materially from his former programme, llulgarla. was out of the ipiestlon. The mill Winy I uistl n t i rial tin iw ,1 iiii tip tlw KinK win uallanotnar U)a4er, probably m. MtuMNL Hotel Collapses Oil Heads of a Throng of Storm Refugees. MAYOR SAYS CITY NEEDS NO ASSISTANCE ' ; . ...v i..... ii.... r.r I and p itVtMl Ull.l VII ilint, Th- neraona drowned on the Bam Houa ton had Me.l 10 the barue fot ihelter erhen the atorn br.ke over Oalveaton Thf haavy h-;! foundered the veaael. Ftrei which nrk out at Qalveston were huh ranine ;t last reporta. with no water nervloe t axUnmtlah thant Qreat lunTering Ha reaulted from the icarclty f drinking water. The town has been placed under mar tial law and the aoldlera from Port Crockett art IwIdiiik 111 the work ttf raaoue. While the hea vy wind haa lubalded tii- danger In not t over. The sea la till nniKh and the possibility of an other heavy wind is feared, it will be two weeks at least before railroad com" munlcatlon can be renewed between tha City nno the mainland. A steamer this evsnlng brought the first peraona from Qalveaton. gave re1 thou aand peraona ;in home less, hut the i ity li earing for thm. and Mayor Platter has announced to the nut-1 side worhl that the city is Bblfl tf car for Its sufTerers. neither noada nor tie- 1 Rlrea outalde help, and will refuae all I audi offer.-'. The number who arri ved hi re from the t ity is small and they re- i port that the cltlaena will remain there and that there will be nothing In the nature of an eXOdUB, IliK I.iimn of I rnps. The !.is of crops In south and cen tral Texas will reach at least 110,000,000, as B( p. r cent, of th. m have been mined The loss of the city liort facilities Ine lieen , urinous and all kinds I craft h ive Buffered, The United states I rune pon MoClellan is high aground on Pelican Inland, an artificial spi.t I north of lialveston, Just a. ross the ship channel, Many vessels have been cap Ronie "laed and several are reported as de stroyed. The extent of Hie rity's tire l. ss bad not been summed UP UXIriffht, but thr.e Kros wrouatitt great damage on Monda; night The hurricane struck Houatoa Mon day night, several hours after Ihe last twii e to (lalveaton iia.l gone out. Never I ll! "e memory or us cltasna bad Hous. ton been so severely buffet! d 1 wind as 1 MoIt(.iy nifhl i; u Annetrong of Morgan Point was reecued yeaterday after clinging to a raft for nine hours in thf storm ami brought to iiniistoti on tin ;uk Mary ISmlly, He lost all his pogseaaiona In tin- atorm and feared for th life of ti ni 'e, nyea rold eon. a atory wf the herolem of gergt. Pett) at Taaai City was told ton!ght. The aoldtei Tuesday morning iwam naarly n mile with the baby of the eg- preaa agent M Tegaa Cit to safety, then returned ami reacuad the mother .nil an older child, gergt, I'ettj forinoi ly waa connected with tha Uovernmont life aavlng station .it italvoaton Much pralae haa been given the Tegu ity aoldlera for thalr conduct toward the civilian population during tin- itorm. COOLEST AUG. 18 IN 34 YEARS Temperature Was '' al U o'l lock to tin' MosalMBj;, The cm, I weather and welcome relief alter the heat and humidity of last we, u together with tin. amelioration of the plague of nii.sipiito.-s, are due to tlie southward Journey of an area of high barometer which had its origin in Can ada, aooordlng lo 'tie explanation of the Weather Bureau yesterdsj Thla urea, which miiy have come all the Wat from Alaska, will hold WU) for sev eral days more, and when it gis-s will probably lie followed b) Khowers toward the .-mi of the wi yesterday was ihs coolest August isj In New York since KM I. equalled the record of that year, when the tempera ture dropped lo degree ui n o'clook in the 111. oning Prom t oclook on Tuaa. ,,.,,.,. , 0Wfl mark il climbed I ; bqok nearly two degrees an hour and j I reached its maximum, "i degress, -it 31 I m The humidity dropped tn ba in ,"" " 1,0 " ' lh i day higher than T, The forecoat for to.qay ami to.mor. w is fair and OontlnUfS cool, with: sietato noHhwest to north u'lnds KAISER WIRES THANKS cuuKralulales on lllndenburg n 1 """' l '" j llKlll.iN', via Amaterdain, Aug. it rip u,. ..a..... ... i .... i ,,. i.-,.. a u,.rsl, .1 ; von Hinder. burg I "With Kovno, the nrsi and m ongesl bulwark 111 Ihs line of llussliill tlefen i fl1).n ,,,,,, ,.,.,.,,,., ,,.,,, pur , , . lii'llllanl feat the Kaila-i land is Incomparable braver) j debted la the ' ' MPl'Pa to Vou I warniaat appreciation," Kxcellenc) PRICE TWO CENTS. KOVNO FALLS; CZAR'S ARMIES IN NEW PERIL Big Siege (inns Clear Path After Costly stoiiiihijr Tactics Kail. BREST-LITOVSK l,sn B031BAHDKD Advance on BieloNtnek Rail wnj Tlircatciis to Divide RiiHsiAn Force, Novo UEOltGIEVSK MAY CAPITULATE Wilna Stripped: People in Flight Von Hindeuburg Captures MM) (inns. spttiai fable ItetfatfH la Tin Si -I.onpon, Aug. II. The Russian annus appear to ba In a mora daaparata situa- Hon to-night than tie y have at any time tinea tha war been. Kovno, one of the greatest Russian fortresses, ia loft. The outer fortifications or Hiest- Lltovsk nre under th. Urt "f Oermany'l dsstructivs siege pieces, wiina. far to the east, is Is-lug Btrtppod of its Indus- trial equipment and she civil population in flight. Preparations for the tivaasj. ation of BlelootOCk continue. Tlie lier man iirtillery is all but in range of Bielsk. a railroad town of little b's- im portance. Novo Oeorglevak, with its treasure of war material and its gar rison, reported to ba clone to lno.nun, is said to be about lo capltUlsti . A despatch from Petrogrsd contalna h following official xtatement, given out at Petrograd to-day . Pet Boa sad B epprt, fin Wedntsdsy the enemy BvlBsd H'e Kovno (ortlflcatlona on tha left bank of tiie Nienten. west of taoda. VVi ale holdlim ad the fortlflcatlona on the rlsThl bank. in the direction ol nig.i and Jacobs stadi there arere unsubstantlsl attacks In the dlrsctlon of Dwlnsk Tuesday night ami Wed needs) a Herman n- leuipt to advance was fepUtSad While fortifying the left bank of t lie Nietnen ihe OermaAs lost enormously. The right bank of the Ksi.i is In our hands, i oi tlie upper Narew front and !- tween tiie Natew and the Mug on Mon day and Tuasda) there wraa fighting witii varying succejsea There were ntosl obstinate attacks on the roads to Blelostook and Ulslsk. in t'ie iitr district, on the Hledlla deromkha Railway, we aucceaafull) counter attacked at.d captured a nutn ber of machine BUI h. Th. enem) .n obstinately attacking thi northeastern fortifications hi Novo Qeorglsvek nnd mslnl) the fortltlcatlonfl protecting the railways to Mlava iii toe upper Hug ac. I in tin Xlot i Lips and Dnlsster districts the situs tiou Is unchanged h would sppear that the long pra pared KovnoBrestlltovsk line of re sistance .s aiiout to crumble almost be fore its defence hat been begun. Ths most optimistic of the British critics can 1 rind little encourugement In tin- Kussian situation. Bvsn Ihe Petrograd de-patches 1 bint at Hi.- probability of th- fall ot j such important polnti as Una and I Bietostoeki BB if ofllcl illy Inaplred lo prepare the alttea of Russia foi the worst . IVtalla of the fall of Kovno ore quite meagre llespatclisn Hied In ls-ti-uhiiud before the capitulation of the i fortress rrfer to a Aral breach In the forts bal ing been made, thin admitting - a serious pi rii to tiie stronghold us a i whole These dospatihe, show brief!) that the Hermans after paving a csii toll of liviw attempted to ntrr) tin fort ress li) rush t.i.-tf-i. Km. ling i cit method unavailing, they concentrated a tremendous lira from the big IS-centlme I tn auna brought to Kovno from their I eastern fcciier arid t'ni-- razed one foil on the left bank of the Niemen and lie v. nig oonvefted it to a virtual duathsap incaii.iaie .it .mi roslstance captured it I ami penetrated t ie ni..-. f pernianstst defences n r The official I) Mice i lerma i II m port St. I Army aroup f tlenerul Kitld Mar hul vuii Hlndenburs i The furtrani u( Kovnn, together with all lis fortH and Innumerable uuantltleti of mutrliil, m- L'lUdlni far more than 4" ruttlton, fill Intu ir i man poaaeatiton In tin" courae tii' tiit nlgfhl Tha fortress whm tHkan li) Mtorni In tha face f tin moat vtub horn if, i l.ui'f mi Hi, part of the en. einy The artnlea "f flan von Hoholi au4 lien von (ittl) wit i panetmieU further toward tlw eaai Our forpmoat eft vishniM ait' iiproa htua the Bteloatocli lllelHk railway tlefora Novo leorfflevak t m further fori n "H the northeaatarn front were raptured h) Miorm We took ptla ouei.s ami L'uptureil twenty cannon Ann) group f (leneral Klejii Mar shal I'rlnce leupolcl of Buvarla: The left wltifl ine( with renewed wtrong re Hlatatu'e t-ieniay in tha Kamionka eei'tton on both alttaa of NleinlMtyuae, u Huu and KOUtheiM! of Su-uiiat ye.e Wr forced '-ui way ncruiM tha Kami rjuka aectlon. The enemy waa driven hack lo innne daleted) Our rlfhi v inn reach el t he aoutharil hank of Ihe iiur Army group of Qanerul Field Mar. Khal Von Ma kt-nscn Thin army gfOUP has driven n enenilaN acroav tha Hug ami Into the OUtOf poalttOIIN of the fot - treVa of HreatUtovHk Kaat of Wlod uwu our iroopgj penetrated ueroaa the railway line of (HiolmHreHttltovak iit mi ettfterl) direction hole I, lilt' I'lireateoeil. With liovuOi the in Kovno-Hreai Lltovak 'thorn i'i of tltg line. In German