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? During the Summer
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to Your Resort Address.
Da nng Va cat ton
Let The T-D Keep You Posted
on Richmond's Home News.
65th YEAR
vol.t;UK ?.v
."N L .V. It Kit II111
WrA':"K" -FAIR
Exact Course to He Pur
sued in Mexico Not
? , Yet Decided.
Some Way for Elimination of
Military Leaders Is Desire
of Envoys.
May Outline Jo Villa Xml of Con
sideration fur Oilier
Cart Ions.
WASII1NGT? ?.V. Aimiist f, 'ell, i?;i|,_
American confToiiiT considering means
to restore peace to adjourn. d
to*?lav, a ft or having developed no
divorRtne^ of opinion as to its general
purposes, hut leaving unde< i<1? d tin
exact course to ?..? pursued. |t will
reassemble in New York, probably early
next week.
?M'-an while, t fi*? I .at i ti - A met i?-;? ti diplo
mats will communicate with their gov
ernments and Secretin \ l.anstng will
' onfer with I'rr-? I.I? ? 111 Wil son.
It ws* rrprnif-ri to-night that the
general form of t!?*? final appeal to Hi.
factional leaders ha<] been ;?ir rI iipot
'he l onf' t'i i .< and adjournment
taken. while Mi l.attsii;g laid it be.
fore th" President Tin s. . r. t u > v. a *
aald to be at mirk on .v ?lraft of the
appeal to-night in com*. ulta tlon with
Secretary J.anc. -a ho has kepi , lose
touch with she M ,\i< an situation Th->
appeal will be address* d to tin Mexican
people i "optes v. Ill 1...
the various Mexican leaders. to t|,.,
governor of the Mexican 'tales with
out regard to the f.o-tlon :!???> repre
sent. and also he- '-it ? ulai-.l * hioughou'
Mexico b>* AmerlcHti ami l,at;ii \m?>r
ican consular oftlrers, hearing t).<- r ti
ticatlon of all >'</utii ami Gent: a 1 As.ni
ican Kovernnii iits
Two days of ??onfer<-m < am! hearing
reports have brought all the partici
pants In accord with President Wilson s
general plan, which is ptomised on the
fact that the ifri-ai majority of the
people of Mexico ?|e;. peace Tin:
conferees were linpies-ed that, while
the armed forces ar- in position to keep
the country in a state of turmoil, they
are. nevertheless, only ;i small propor
tion of the people of Mexico.
While all the participants have signi
r,M their w :'. . . to ? o-upvrate
with the President's plan to induce the
military factions to filter another peace
conference, the South Americans are
not sanguine of success unless some
way can he found for the elimination
of the military leaders and the recog
nition of all classes m Mexico.
% MO Ml-: NT KOIt l)i:i IMO.V
It is realized that there are questions
of vast moment, when considered in the
light of Mexico's international ??!? liga
tions and the responsibilities of the na
tions which are preparing to sponsor
her rehabilitation, that cannot be deter
mined in any l.rief conferences, but
must he the subject of deliberation.
Foremost is the extent to which the
claims of the military chiefs shall he
considered, ami what concessions be
tween them can he arranged. One de
velopment which emphasized that fea
ture was the dispatch to-night of
Major-General Scott, chief of staff of
the army, to the Mexican bonier to con
fer wltji General Villa.
The War Department refused to
comment on General Scott's mission.
After a conference between General
Scott and Secretary l.ansing and Acting
Secretary Breckenridge. of the War
Department, it was said the general
was going to readjust the American
forces in the light of recen' develop
ments, which have threatened attacks
on border towns. It was generally be
lieved. however, that General Scott, in
whom General Villa hits expressed con
fidence. and to whom he often has
turned for advice, will outline to the
northern chieftain the need of con
sideration for the other factions. This
was taken to indicate that some of the
conferees were impressed that ihe mili
tary successes and the extent of terri
tory conquered by General <'arran/.a
would entitle him 10 a greater measure
of consideration than Genera! Villa has
been inclined to admit.
lie si moss i:i.i:mi:nt
mi st hi-: ((?sii>Kiti:i)
Another point is the extent to which
the business ami industrial clement,
sometimes called ihe cient iflcos, must
he taken into consideration. It is be
ing urged In their behalf tlint most of
them have not been identified with any
military activity. A preliminary con
ference at tiie Argentine embassy,
which was attended by Kduardo Itur
bide, former governor of the Federal
district of Mexico City, and generally
accredited a representative of the
tipper class of Mexico, it dicated that
this view was Riven weight especially
by the three ambassadors of the A 15 (?
powers, who dealt with this subject at
the Niagara Falls conference last
No otlicial announcement was made
of the proceedings to-day. and the par
ticipants declined to discuss details of
their deliberations. Some, however,
had no hesitancy in saying that there
had been progress, and that they liked
the general plan of the American gov
]n the conference to-day were Secre
tary 1 .alining, Paul Fuller, President
Wilson's unofficial adviser in Mexican
affairs, and the diplomatic representa
tives of Argentina, Krazll, Chile. Bo
livla, Uruguay and Guatemala. At the
(Continued on Second Page.)
Something doing every minute. Jt.RO round
irl'o ICvery Sunday via O. *? O. Thrco
trains, 8:30 A. M.. 'J A. M. and 12 M.
Stick ?J Dynamite
Found on B:gLiner
Explosive Discovered Between
Hot and Cold Water Pipes
cn the Arabic.
NK\V V< ?HK. A11 mist 6.?A Htick of
' d\nsiidit<? was found aboard tin- White
1 Star lister Arabic before she sailed
front ilils port for l,ivcrpool on July
J*, it lipi'iiinc known at police he.td
<|tiat tors here to-day. Tito cxplosiv . tit
j Mich a state of deterioration that ex
! perls said it would have exploded at
the slightest Jar. was found by a
. stewatdess between hot ami cold-water
1 pipes. It was wrapped in newspapers.
( A >rdin;; t ?> the information re
' ?:elv?-d at poliee head<|uat ten:. the dvna
, mite was taken there ami, after being
{examined. was destroyed.
The explosive was discovered the day
before .iJie sleaiii'T sailed with more
than 10."'jf1 tons of ranjn, most <>f which
was war supplies. Mite hundred and
eiuhty-'dvht passengers, attiotic them
twelve A m?*t ;.-aiis. w> re aboard the
steamer. < mi the day th?- steamer
ailed it was known that the cnrco
as well as the bugcace of the passe it
fry had been closely examined for
The Arable was reported to have ar
i i \ oil w.if.-ly at Liverpool to-day.
l.n?cnr ( rm on \ csnel nt Cliiirlnttna
'I'll rente n Mutliii.
''IIArtMvSTnN. S. August
I'rdi'e to.da;. cunrded tin- ili'ituan
- t< auishii> I .if ben f? ls. whiclt has been
Iii-i <? silt'*'* tin- K?iro|"'iiu war began. as
tin- result ot a threatened mutiny la:-st
niclit of the l.asear crew of lifty-two.
I'aptain Klattenhoff ash >| the of
the ]<>< al pol'j . t t!i< K.?st Indians*,
he sa.d. bid threatened vi'dettce t? > hi.n
and 1 ?: ? A s')iia?l <>f patrolmen
was fish. -I to the I..< benf? 1 s. and soon
h; ?) the mm under control.
The men who shipped on the Lichen
fols at ?'alcutta. India, have mown
restive und*-r th* tr lone confinement.
I!ecentl\ they notified the Itritish con
sular tepr? -etttative li- re that they
would not Mr. aboard the l.iebenfels
any loncet They a'so made a demand
upon the I'nt'ed States immigration of
ti< als that they either be allowed to
land or be s--nt hack to Calcutta.
.\ r: .i ncejneM s for sending t' crow
back to Calcutta are be.tic made The
l'ritish covernn.ent. it is said, will pay
for tin ir passace.
Mli-sril Member* of Slnrr <.nnu A r
rmlrd \rnr I handler. Okln.
SAI 'I'l.PA. iiKI.A., August ti.?
<'harge<| wiili being members of the
Starr of bank robbers ami su.<
peeted of b'*iiifi implicated in the rob
bery of bank:-- :it K?ifer and Keystone,
Walter Spess. S. K. Russell and "Puss"
Krwin. all heavil;. arim d, were arretted
to-day without any .-'how of resistance
while ei.ramped mar Chandler, okla.,
where alleged members of the Starr
band are being tried
Recently Sheriff L- w Wilder receive*!
an anonymous letter which stated that
an attempt would be made to liberate
Henry St:*rr and the men aroused of
being his accomplices, now in Jail al
: < 'handler.
At (.'handler to-day Claude Sawyer,
another alleged member of the Starr
I pans, was found guilty of robbing the
; Stroud banks, and sentenced to tlve
years in the penttentiary.
MmillreilM on Trull of \rfiro Ansnilnnt
of White Woman.
KANSAS CI TV. MO. August J'..?
Hope of capturing the negro who yes
terday attacked Mrs. Henry Stafford,
wife of a young farmer, in her home
? near Liberty, Mo., was not abandoned
to-night by the posse of several hun
dred men who had trailed the negro
over the wooded hills of Clay County
I for more than twenty-four hours.
I.ate to-day the bloodhounds, which
had pointed out the negro's tracks all
night and to-day. lost the trail. They
w- re exhausted from the long hunt, and
refused to continue.
The officers were confident the negro
had not escaped from the territory
formed bv the Missouri River and the
lines of men. These lines will he
maintained through the night, and a
patrol placed along the river bank.
llrnntl .lurlca Still Investigating; IOunI
Innil Accident.
CHICAC.O, August fi.?No indictments
again.-; tliose held responsible for the
disaster to the steamer Kastlaml will
be returned until next week. Both the
' Federal and State grand juries which
are investigating the ICa.-Uland accident
to-day adjourned until next Tuesday.
In the Federal building it was reported
that experts were drafting indictments
said to n:t?iie s.x persons in connection
w tli the disastei.
Samuel <iompi rs president of the
! American Federation of Kabor. w ho,
: wlt-h a committee of local labor leaders.
! has been investigating the disaster.
' announced to-day that he will lay his
! finding tip to date before President Wil
Mnrtin \ reilenburgh .Iiiimjim l-'rotn Old
Dominion I.lne Steamer.
XOHI'OUC, VA., August ?'?. ? Martin
Vredenburgh. of New York t'ily,
jumped from the steamer Madison, of
j the Old Dominion Line, on the way to
Norfolk last night and was drowned.
| The following note was found this
| morning in his stateroom:
"Mr. Purser: Dear sir, kindly have
! inserted on your return to New York
the following announcement in the
New York Times, Sun and World:
'Drowned at sea, Martin Vredenburgh,
of New York City, in his seventy-third
year.' "
Expert on International Relations
Reviews Recent Note of
Sir Edward Grey.
Declaration of London Contains
Deliberate Restatement of
Rules of Naval War.
IIV HA N MS T.\ * I,Oil.
Ivxpert In InlrrnntliinnI l.nn, l-'ortnrr
Minlfttrr tri Spain.
| I have delayed my answer to tli?* re
I quest made some days sigo by t rir- Intcl'
i national News Service for ;i review of
Sir Kdward 'irey's note of .Inly de
fending itritish depredations upon mir
)neutral commerce, In order to '<lv < aim
.and critical consideration to overv "ut
of it. In the meantime, I see that t'-.e
aote in question is not fully indorsed
, by tin* lit it iv.Ii press. Kv?n the London
Times thinks Sir lidward unconvincing
in his plea of "leniency." ,\nd so the
time hits arrived at last when the in
fatuated who have been fawning at
'the feet of <!reat Britain. even to the
'point of surrendering onj ilclit to con
trol the Panama Canal. can no loncer
deceive themselves. Iti return, we
.have received a blow in the f.?,e from
i the mailed hand that always lifts its
! despotic power to control the hizh
: seas above every other earthly con
siders! t ion.
With brutal frankness, the Hiitish
note admits that the normal interna
tionsiJ law of the world reculatinc the
subjects of blockade a:iri con 11 a ha nd
must be superseded on the hieh s?-as
by British orders in cotnn 1. because it
would he otherwise impossible for
<?rf-.it Britain to carry out h??r starvs?
tion blockade against the centra! king
doms. To accomplish thsat end she
claims, first, the rich! to blockade the
neutral ports of Holland. Menmsirk,
Norway and Sweden: second. to ?ie
clstre. bv her own muni- pal ordinances,
articles contraband which. by the liec
la rat ion of London solemnly prepared
in her own capital in I r?03, were to be
exempt from seizure as such.
s< n:vriFM iii:stati:mi:vr
or >i ah iti mi-: un
it is vitally important to understand
tJiat the I?e< larsition of Loudon con
tains ;i deliberate and scientific re
statement of the maritime international
law of the world as it exists to-day
International law formulated af'er
the us. of torpedoes and submarine
mines was well understood. It was
inside as a "declaration concerning the
laws of naval war" in a conference
called at the invitation of the British
government, which assembled at Lon
; don with defecates from <Jermany. the
, United Stsites. France, (ireat I'.ritain.
Italy, Austria. Russia. Japan. Holland
and .S->i!in. Article 6? of the declara
tion proviib ?:
i "The signatory powers undertake to
j insure the mutual observance of the
rules contained in the present declara
t on in any war in which tiie belliger
ents are parties thereto. They will,
therefore, issue the necessary instruc
tions to their authorities and to their
j armed forces, and will take such meas
ures as may be required in order to in
sure that it will be applied by their
! courts, and more particularly th?ir
? prize courts."
The genoia1 ier>ort presented to the
! conference opens with tliis statement*
fn the 27th of February, iflfts. the
1 nritisii government addressed a cir
cular to various powers invitinc them
to meet at si conference with the ob
je. t of reachins an acreement as to
the definition of the generally recog
nized principles of international law
in the sense of article 7. paragraph
of the convention signed at The Hague
on the ISth of October. 1?07. for the
establishment of an international prize
j court This agreement appeared neces
ssiry to the Itritish government on ac
i count of certain divergences of view
which had become sipparent at the
second peace conference in connection
? with the settlement of various import
] ant questions of internalional inari
time law in time of war."
KM MIX ATI-. AM. 1)1 V Kl<<> K VI'
At the instance of Great 1 >;-itj*? n the
representatives of the great maritime
nations met in her capital to eliminate
all diversrcnt views as to the vital cive>
tions of international maritime iaw by
declaring. as legal experts, what sneli
law actually is to-day.
The <1 veini ation is not a statute pro
claiming neu law: it is a digest com
pi lint and lestating old law .admitted
to ne such l>y all the parties in interest.
After carefully restating such rules,
all "the signatory powers solemnly
agreed "to insure the mutual ohserv
nii' e of such rules contained in the
present declaration in any war in
whicl. the belligert nts are parties
We were ably represented in the
l.or.don conference by Rear-Admiral
Stockton who in his excellent hand
hook on international law. larg'elv le
vntcd to the results of the conference,
has said.
"Tin I ieclnration of London has !>? en j
approved bv the President of the I'nited |
States and was ratified by the Senatv
on April 1012. Whether formally i
ratified <?r not by the signatory ami
other powers, it has the authoritative
*-right ?1 ;i*? to the unanimous vote of
jthe representatives of the great nt ? ri
! time powe:and to their declaration
i that it represents the actual principles
? .>f international law upon the subjects
! den it with. It is highly satisfactory to
1 know that so many questions of the
J cnrtlictiiig schools of Continental rJu
. rope and of Kngland and \merien have
been liuall.v and formally agreed upon."
There we have the whole matter in
'a nutshell. After Ion;; and patient ex
lamination the British experts in inter
national law, sitting as the representa
: ~ (Continued on Fourth Pane.)
TAKK TilK roi'fI.Alt C &. O.
Nil lulu V itutiiiKH to (Mil Point, Uuekroe.
Ocean View, Norfolk; round trip; three
trulna, N :30 A. M? '?> A. M. and 12 M.
Take Possession of Office of Port,
National Palace and Gun
boat Pacifique.
President of Senate Cables New
Protest Against Occupation
of Territory.
r?>KT AC I'KINVi:. HAITI, A tic tint r:
- American naval forces to-day took j
possession of t>ic* oflice of the port, tho
?National I'a lace anil the Haitian kiiii
boat I'acitbpie. whicli arrived in l*or?t
au Prince tliis morning. l>uring the
movement to tal<^ the odlce of the port,
the Amiiicaiis opened lire on the
Haitians, and one Haitian was killed.
The occupation of the ollice of tho
port and the National Palace xavi' the
Americans the last positions held by
the Haitian.- Tlx- |>opulaj?c has been
thrown into consternation h.v the opera
tions of the Americans.
The president of the Senate, in the
name of I sjnation, to-day raided
Solon Menos. Haitian minister to the.
United States, a new protest against
the occupation of Haitian territory hy
the American naval forces.
The American authorities have noti
fied the diplomatic hotly and the con
sular agents that Colonel KM K <'o]o,
United States Marine i '"tps. and com
inander of the American expeditionary
forces, is intrusted with the main
tenance of order and the safeguarding
of life a in) propert v
Captain Kdwaid I. !teach, chief of
staff to Admiral '"apertoii, remains in
j charge of the work of settling any dif
ferences of au administrative nature
which may arise with the Haitian au
I>r. Kosalvo fJoho. leader of the re\o
lution, arrived here to-da> >'ii hoard
the United States reft iterator ship
'Celtic. On landing lie was cheered l>y
the populace.
CAT'K HAITI KN. August ti.?The
American battleship Cot.necticut has
i arrived here from Port au Prince and
has landed men. The American au
thorities have taken over control of
i Cape Haiti.-u American marines are
disarming the people of the city, and
forces of the revolution have received
( orders not to enter the city limits.
WASHl.WiTO.V, August 0.?All addi
tional regiment of marines was ordered
to Haiti to-day to re-enforce Hear
Admiral Captrton's men now main
taining order in Cape Haitien and Port
au Prince. They will s:.il from Phila
delphia next week on the cruiser
Tennessee, ami Colonel I.. \V. Waller,
I.'. S. M. commanding tlie advance
base marine detaeiunent. \\ ill placed
in charge of operations a:diore in Haiti
under the direction of Admiral I'aper
ton. He will have available ill all 1.;?????
men, seventy-nine machine hiiiin and
four three-inch navy field pieces.
The following announcement was
made to-day at the Navy Department:
"In order that the duty of the men
in Haiti may not prove too trying- un
der tropical condition:-, i' has heen de
cided to send an additional force of
}>i>0 marines from Philadelphia. This
force will embark on the L*. SS. S.
Tennessee Monday or Tuesdaj and sail
immediately for Haiti."
The Tennessee, recently returned
from duty in Kurope, now is at New
York loading supplies and coal. She
will return to Philadelphia after land
ing the marines in Haiti.
A meeting of the Haitian Parliament
will be held Sundaj in Port an Prince
to elect a President. Uesolvo Hobo,
leader of the successful revolution in
Northern Haiti, is thought to be en
route to the capital with SOO soldiers.
His representatives have promised Ad
miral Caperton that the troops will
disarm on their arrival. This is taken
to mean that Hobo expects to be elected
to the presidency without further
i:ghting his chief opponent, Ceneral
Plot, a supporter of the overthrown
government, having left the country.
Klorldn Mol? Hangs Negro.
T11IM1V. I-'I-A.. August ?A mob
attacked the Jail at Hade City late
last night, overpowered the jailor, got
Will Ucach. a negro, brought him here
and hanged him in front of the railway
station. lie was charged with at
tackine a thirtccn-yenr-old white girl
here June :I0.
A ugust II, 1915
To make Mil* iln.v the most suc
cessful ol' Its Kind Hie merchants
of Itielinioiid linvp Npent time ami
?none}' to ennlile tliemnclvCM <o
otter to the public unheard of
\ allies for OX U l)OI<l<AIt.
'I'lie I.ATKST XIOWS iihouf nn.v
llilng Is always (lie most desired,
and Till-: Tl SI MS-1) IS PATCH will
have (lie ad vantage In this ease
to advise jon TU'KIA'K IIOI KH
later tlinn anj other paper (lie
IntereMlliig (fetalis of (Ills re
markable sliiMipiitK day.
lie sure anil get Til 10 Tl >1KS
DISI'ATCII Hint morning. It ill
linve news In II tli.il Is not print
ed anywhere else.
Richmond s
Dollar Day
IP e dues day,
Wednesday, August
PrzaSTl^SZ. jfOs f?':oTpnk
Xnoya Gto^fiif W5K.;
Railroads Next Russian nnt
Battle Line onJoly i c . i u? .Battle Lincom Auoujt S
The <>erinun armies occupied in these operations in Poland arc com
manded us follows: (1) Von Slackensen, (-) Archduke .Joseph Ferdinand,
(.i) Von Koevcss, (4) Von Woyrseli, (."?) I'rince Leopold of liavni'in, (<!)
Von Hindenhurfj, (7) Von (?'ailwitz, (S) Von Scholts and (!>) Von liuelow.
Map Showing German Drive on Warsaw
P!iili|? C. Wutlswortb, of Texas City.
Texas, I'mler Arrest in
New York.
indictment Returned by Federal
(?rand Jury al Atlanta fur Con
nection With Cotton Cjrowers' Co
Operative Society of Alabama.
XICW VOUK, August 6.?Philip C.
Wadsworth. of Texas City, Tex., was
arrested at a brokerage oflice here to
da.v. charged with using the mails in
a schema to defraud. Wadsworth, in
April, 1012. promoted the sale of the
stock of the Cotton Growers' Co
Operative Society of Alabama, a $f?0,-j
000.000 corpora t ion.
Wadsworth was arraigned before a
United States commissioner, and held
in I'J.TiOO bond for a hearing ojj Au
gust l!??. He was arrested on an in
dit'tment returned by a Federal grand
jury at Atlanta, cSa.
The general oflices of the Cotton
1.rowers* Society were in Atlanta. The
indictment against Wadsworth charges
that the charter was frandulent.lv ob
tained: that no part of the capital stock
was subscribed for at the time tin* ap
plication was made, and that it never
was intended to have capital stock of
$;.0,(?00,000. It further alleges that
letters mailed at Atlanta bv Wads
worth, who is said to have controlled1
the society, were intended to defraud
\V. J. Speights, of Ituchanan, W
15. I.ovett. of l.uthersville, tla.: H. A.
t'hilds, of Kutler. ?!ft , .) II Minie, of
Buchanan, and others.
The indictment further charges that
in the promotion and sale of the stock
ot the society, Wadsworth falsely rep
resented that the corporation was in
good faitii offering valuable stock: that
it was a bona tide corporation, and was
formed for the purpose of creating a
system for the marketing of the Ameri
can cotton crop, so as to obtain for a
grower a reasonable price for the col
on produced b> a plan of co-operation.
It is (liaised that the literature sent
through the ma lv stated that tin i<
vas to !?? a bond i-.sue of J?jno.unn.iuMi.
and tli.it I lie total reserve was $i'."i(i,
The plans of the society, it is al
leged. also railed for the appointment
of superintendents and other officials
in various parts of the cotton belt.
Wadsworth is said to have represented
to the cotton growers that they were
"easy marks for the- manipulators, who
| were robbing them to the oxtent of
? I ?.'0,ot)0.t'00 a year."
Co-operation was the weapon, it is
claimed, Wadsworth told the growers,
by which they could take a command
ing position in the market before next
Christmas. Wadsworth also is said lo
have told the growers that representa
tives in the cotton belt were collecting
cotton sutlieient to assure a market
price of 1 f> cents a pound.
I.ist .Mountain Kvctirxlon will It.vrd
Stroot Station 11:1"? ,\. M.. TiiomiIhj . \uK?st
IT. $-.00 I.yncbhiirfc nml return; $:(.*? tin.in
oko. et'-. Phono MuUbon Is? for fiu'ther*1
put Oculars.
Discharges Defendant on Ground
Tliul Hecord of Kill of Indict
ment Is Imperfect.
One of Large N'limlicr of Men in Vari
ous Sections of Country Charged
With Conspiracy to Defraud I/. S.
Through Distilling Operations.
ASiiKVIKKE. N". C., August ?'?.?Judge
.lames K. Uoyd, of the United .States
Court for the Western District of
North Carolina. silting upon a pre
liminary hearing: in 111 ease of the
United Slates government against
Thomas <McCoy, of this city, charged
with conspiracy to defraud the United
States in connection with the operation
of the Caspar nn<l other distilleries in
Arkansas anil Missouri, to-day ? I i s -
missed tlic warrant of arrest ami dis
charged the defendant on the ground
that the record of the hill of indict
ment presented at Fort Smith, Ark.,
was imperfect, and that the govern
ment had introduced no evidence what
ever in its effort to show cause wh\
the defendant should he taken to Kort
Smith for trial on the charges named.
Judge Itoyd. in i!imposing of the cage,
held that, although the indictment
against McCoy was sufficient in form
and substance, there was not certified
an\ record to show that a criminal
term of court had heen held at Kort
Smith with a judge presiding, that any
t-raiid jury had heen sivorn and Im
paneled, or i) i: 11 tin- indictment had
ever heen return) d t<> court b\ a grand
i jury duly sworn ami impaneled
The government rested its case
against McCoy to-day, offering this hill
of indictment, whereupon the court
held that there was no evidence, dis
| missed the warrant and discharge)! the
i>k.ci.im:s to rKr.sr.vr
aw I'M utiik? i:\ ii>k\<k
Judge Itoyd then state)! to the at
torneys for the government that he
was ready to hear the case upon the
atliilavit ami warrant, anil that they
! might introduce an\ testimony in their
possession temlii.u to show prohalde
?nasi' against McCoy as to the offen.s.s
liaised in ihe copy of the Indict met. t
The government. however, (ie)'lined lo
present any evidence further than to
offer the ropy of the indictment !??
t urneil a t Kort Smith.
.Itulgf- I'oyil's ruling )loes not deprive
the government of any of its rights in
the matter of a new procedure auainst
McCoy's arrest li>-N' followed Ihe i*
turniim of true lulls by the Kort Smith
grand Jury some weeks alio against a
large number of defendants in various
sections o! the country, wherein the
government alleged that it had lost
millions of dollars through distilling
frauds which evaded the payment of
taxes Defendants who have been In
dicted ami arrested in connection with
the alleged frauds include:
Knox Hooth. of Nashville; .lames
i Zoiher. of Atlanta; John I.. Caspar, of
j Kort Smith; Kred Howies, of Oklahoma
I City; J. H. Thomas, of Miilner, l!a.;
i S. I.. Williams, of McDowell County,
N. t. N'> wton C Spradley, of Sprung
j Held, Mo.; J. Henry Krown, of Kort
| Smith, ami Moses 1'. I.trock, of Davie
County, N'. C.
Garrison in Great Camp of
Novogeorgievsk Is
Kept Intact.
Object to Deprive Germans of
Use of Railway Lines and
of Vistula River.
Knisor >lny Kndcnvor to Force Czar
to Accept Separate
Ivangorod Fortress
Abandoned toTeutons
NOVO(;r,OH(;iJOVSK. the ( rent
Itussliin fortress to ^l?e lv-rtli
or Wnrnnw, In notr the nolr pnl ch
?.Ion of flic Itiisslii 11 s nloiiK Mir V l?
tuln Hlvcr. Ilcrc II l.s purposed by
I In- Russians to stand n filrifp he
ll I njl Its w ct 1-fort I tlcil IIiich ncillllxl
llic oiieoinliiu: furi'M of Klrlil .Mar
slial ton 111 riilcn litirg.
I.Ike \\nr?inv, llic tvnngorntt for
tress, soutlicnst of the cnpltiil. nlso
litis lieeo ii lui intoned to tlic Teutonic
iiIIIch. As whs the eiisc nt Hnrsnw,
llic l<iis.sinns ilc.stro.icil the liriduc*
crossing the \ iMtlllii liefore they
eviii'iiiiti'il. While the* left the
WiirNipv fortification* virtually In
tact 10 the Invmler*. those nt Ivnn
Knriid were dcmoli.slicd, ncooril lui;
to llerlln.
North of Warsaw, the tiermniiM In
the Ntiri'w region lire continuing
their ilrlve of the Itu.sNlan.ss while In
the MoiitlicnMtcru sector the Mussina*
nrc declared >? 1111 to lie on the re
treat, hut offering resistance In reur
Kunril lictloilN. How ninny prisoner*
luivc fnllen Into the hands of the
nrinlcM of the central poncm In their
enptnre of \\ ?tmiiv ami lvnii|;nroil
has not I ice n stated.
The VustrliuiN hope to enptnre
Inrvie iiiiinlier.H ?if the llsrovltcs In
their retreat, lij reason o.f the fact
that recent heavy rains between the
Vistula mill the Ilujc l?ave Increased
the dllllciiltiex of traversing the
marshy diNtrlct.s. \ Icnna asserts
that tlie situation of these forces l.s
To the north went, around IIIki.
while the populace still l.s lenvlug
the capital of the llaltic provinces,
I'etroKmtl claims tlint the tiermniin
have hecn checked. Farther south,
however, the tiermans are deelnreil
to he pressing the It usslans hack
inure and more to the cost.
I,<iNDON, August fi.? With tiio excep
tion of the great intrenched camp ol'
X'ovogeorgievsk. the Russians have
cvjiciiateii the whole line of tlie Vistula
Ktvcr. Ivangorod, the southern for
t*ess. having fallen into the hands of
the Austro-German army, the Russians
are now making their way eastward to
the Brest-l^itovsk line.
The decision of the general staff to
leave the garrison in N'o\*>georgievsk
is announced in Petrograd dispatches.
The object is to deprive tlie Germans
of the use of railway communications
and of the Vistula River for bringing
itp supplies for their armies.
Novogeorgie vsk is situated at the
junction of the Vistula. Narew and
Wkra Rivers, to the northwest of War
saw It is calculated by military ob
servers here that any army corps can
hold out there for many months, as
tin' camp is protected by massive earth
works. which doubtless have beet, en -
larged and improved since the Russians
were compelled to begin their retire
The laying of siege to N'ovogeor
Kievxk may prove one of the most
interesting operations of the war, as
it doubtless will show whether earth
works arc less susceptible to the lire
of high explosives than are cupola
KKrmrrs s * \ votiiim;
??f iliretiring Russian armies the
otliri.-il reports say nothing. The Rus
sians, however. destroyed bridges o\er
the Vistula and took other means to
place obstacles in the path of their
pursuers. n\ 11iI?? others of their forces
i ?111it ii<- to offer stubborn resistance
to the ?Je'-m. ns and Austrians south
.1 i.d ii i :li who arc- trying to forge a
ring around tItem.
| The jjeitoial opinion here is that the
Russians commenced their retirement
in time to escape this ring.
A si lious menace, seemingly, to the
Russians is iScneral von Huelow's ad
vanee in tiie Raltic provinces. While,
I according to i'etrograd. tin" Germans
have been thrown back immediately
south of Riga, they have made a fur
ther advance east of I'oniexvexch. to
ward the I >vinsk-Yilna - I'etrograd raii
wa y.
Some critics believe this move means
that tlie i iennuns, unli ss they succeed
J in smashing tho Russian army. Intend
I to make an effort to advance further
' into Russia and endeavor to force.
, liran 1 luike Ni -holas to accept a sepa
j rate peace. With the history of pro
? vious invasions of Russia before them,
Dolivhlfid 0\ri tiitf lit *>nil In It.-ilt!m?rr
; \?.a York l.ivor ..n.l ).'li**>;pe.lk<t Hay Only
I J?."<| >im way $< and fi '^O r<".<ind trip. In'-"
I ijulre - 7 K. Main, or phor.e Mad. 2"Z. rela
tive Aiinn'.ic City uu-i .S'ltttra Kail* cni-ip
enuiMim Ijres.

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