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sunk enemy torpedo boats. 1 "In view of the losses suffered and the futility of his efforts the enemy ap- | pears to have evacuated the Gulf of Kigra on the 21st. "Between the 16th and 21st two enemy cruisers and no fewer than eigrht torpedo boats were either sunk or placed hors de combat. Simultaneously our galiant allies succeeded in torpedoing: one of the most powerful dreadnaugrhts of the German fleet." Mentions Only One Loss. ' The foreg:oing: contains no reference to tlve loss of the Russian grunboat Koreets, which was said in an official German statement of Saturday to have been sunk as well as the Sivuteh. The German battle cruiser Moltke was a vessel of 23,000 tons and carried in ordinary times a complement of 1.107 men. She was a sister ship of the famous Goeben. which became a part of the Turkish navy after the commence- i ment of the war and was rechristened sultan seiim. . The Moltke was 590 feet long and j < was armed with ten eleven-inch guns and twelve six-inch guns and twelve twenty-four-pounders. In addition, her armament included four twenty-inch torpedo tubes. She was built in 1911 and had a speed of about twenty-eight knots. The Moltke was in the battle with the British fleet in the North sea last January, when the German armored <-ruiser Bluecher was sunk. In 1911* the Moltke v was in the German squadron which i visited the I'nited Stat.es to return the visit of the ' nited States battleship squadron at Kiel during its trip around y the world. The cost of the Moltke was i about $12,000,000. I .. i MANY INDORSE STAND j; FOR SUNDAY SHOW LID : a Police Department Planning for [ Strict Enforcement of Law ? Against Vaudeville. jt 11) With letters received from a large ; h number of citizens indorsing the plan ' ? to clamp the lid down in Washington ja on Sunday entertainments other thanjg those allowed by law. the police dc- i f: partment is making plans for a strict | enforcement of the regulation prohibit- j ing Sunday vaudeville shows or plays or entertainments of any character in s which costumes are worn and dancing j A and acrobatic stunts are a part of the j A program. j h Under Ja rigid enforcement of the reg- , tl ulation-4-and tliat is what is promised u ?just three classes of public enter- i e tainments will be open to Washingto- j h nians hereafter on Sundays. They are j iT moving pictures, concerts and lectures, tl Xot even a vaudeville performance con- it taining musical numbers and a monologist will be permitted. J v Must Alter Their Programs. j ? Vaudeville theaters will have to con- ' b fine their programs strictly to pictures i ^ and music, or both, or a lecture may ; g! be added to the entertainment, but a ! e monologist whose specialty is jokes or j d mimicry will be considered as furnish- ] ^ ing amusement of a character classed I c' as vaudeville. j c Enforcement of the regulation may load to a revival of concerts in Washington. Under the law. Sunday operas also are forbidden, but the District building authorities believe that the a vaudeville houses will be able to put b on musical entertainments which will s, become as popular as the shows of more varied programs. y Maj. Pullman, superintendent of police, whose plan for a more rigid en- ,, forcement of the regulation, has received the enthusiastic support of the ? Commissioners and the corporation . w counsel, discussed the matter today J1 with Corporation Counsel Syme and also several police officers. ^ Police Watch Sunday Bills. Policemen who were detailed to a number of theaters yesterday reported ^ today on the character of entertain- ir ments given. Whether officers will be Ia stationed at the theaters next Sunday w with instructions to interfere at the !e. first evidence of violation of the law ^ or other methods will be adopted for OI enforcement of the regulation has not tj been decided. q ^ Maj. Pullman is in receipt of letters |j from many citizens indorsing his stand | In the matter and it is believed that the jr public generally is in sympathy with I the plan for a stricter censorship of i Sunday shows. j aj Texas Rotary Clubs Deny |? Great Damage by Storm ti Holcombe G. Johnson, secretary of r' the Rotary Club of Washington, today ^ made public a long telegram received from the Rotary clubs of several Texas cities, in which the southern Rotarians o: deny that there has been great storm damage at Galveston and other Texas points, and in which the southern Rotarians ask fellow-Rotarians in the li east to aid in dispelling a false ini- s; nression that the gulf coast lias suf- ? fered a setback by reason of the d recent hurricane. The telegram is as T follows: jh "The Rotary . lubs of the southern jj; Texas gulf coast take this occasion to acknowledge their heartfelt grati- j0 ,1.1a f r ? V. ... .l.? l. cond*" icnc? received following the hir-! rlcane and storm. | "tl "As an opportunity for genuine Rotary i?, service Texas Rolarians ask their fel- ' low-members of the world to assist in J controverting and discouraging exaggerated statements of loss. Some lives lost on low lands. Residence properties slightly damaged, broken glass and ! v other easily repaired and inconsequent a damage now practically adjusted and j, business conditions more prosperous j. than ever. Crop movements not de- v layed. All ports uninjured. General p progress evidence everywhere in affected districts. False reports wanton!\ damage community abroad. Thanks J" or sympathy. No relief requested ex- j \ cept influence of Rotarians in dis- j? ouraging belief in such distorted facts j among all business men." The message is signed by the rotary j clubs of Houston, Galveston, Beaumont ? and Port Arthur CUTTER MIAMI SEEKS SHIPS. ' Proceeds Westward From Key West ? to Obtain Information. J. The roast guard cutter Miami, at Key ^ West, today was ordered to proceed westward along the gulf* coast to r search for wrecks and vessels in dis- < tress, due to the West Indian hurri- 1 cane. An unknown schooner is report- v ed aunk on the Louisiana coast and a ?, number of vessels are missing, lnclud- J, ing the steamer Marowijne. from t Belize, Honduras, which carried twen- c ty-eight passengers and a crew of sixty-flve. PENNSYLVANIA DAMAGE BIG. 7 Blue Mountain and Cumberland Valleyi Storm-Swept. ! HARRI8BCR<J. P?.. Au*ru?i iz.? Widespread damage is reported as a j result of the wind and rain storm that swept the Blue Mountain valley from y the anthracite coal regions down through Lebanon and York counties 1 and across the Cumberland valley last * night and today. t Hanover, Annville and Shenandoah r appeared to be the chief centers of t destruction, the total damage in those c towns being estimated at half a million dollars, while reports from country dis- c tricts swept by the storm place the t damage to crops and farm buildings < at an additional $200,000. No loss of i Ufe has been reported- i t SCORES ARE SAVED FROMTREE TOPS Flood Victims Spend Hours Awaiting Rescuers When Driven From Homes. FWELVE DEATHS REPORTED IN VICINIT.Y OF ST. LOUIS Others Die in Arkansas Waters, j Losses Will Mount Into Millions. # ^ uua w men i?ao atbc'ciiucu upoii iii?w :oiuinumi> in as many uays?a liooc. nat cuoi twelve lives?posoimy many iiurt?and liesuoyeil mote tnau $l#Ovo,uu worth ui property and made J.uuu amilies homeless?is near an end. /weive deaths have been reported to he coroner this morning, and almost hundred persons are listed as missing, cores were rescued from tree tops there they took refuge. Kivermen fear the falling of the Merunee river today may disclose a heavy oil in human lives. They also say the odies of many of the drowned probbly will be washed into the Mississippi ( iver. carried downstream, and may not >e recovered soon, because of the mass f flood debris now in the river and of ts unusually strong current. Equally distressjng conditions prevail hroughout southeastern Missouri and arts of western Illinois, w here the toll, ess severe in the number of lives lost, 5 far greater in damage to property nd crops. Railroad, telephone and elegraph facilities in many counties rp nil- nhisiica I ilnnijifA ma v nc. regate $5,000,000, and thousands of armers and villagers are homeless. Due to Texas Storm. ' The flood was due to the Texas cpast torm, which last Friday swept through .rkansas into Missouri and across the Iississippi to Illinois. St. Louis .had ardly recovered from the effects of he storm when the Des Peres river 1 rent a mile out of its banks, drou*ning leven persons. Before the l>es peres ad fallen to its normal level the M*era- y ?ec river, ten to fifteen miles ?weet of lis city, went two to four miles out of j. s banks. j The Meramec rose during the night j .hile thousands of campers and pic- t ickers slept in the -clubhouse# and ummer cottages which dot the river's j ank. From 2 o'clock-yesterday morn- g ng until last midnight the river rose a ^ oot an hour. The flood waters of t vvollen Ozark mountain streams which r mpty into the Meramec came rushing c own to the Meramec. tearing farm- y ouses, clubhouses, bridges and barges ^ rom their moorings. Men, women and ^ hildren caught in the whirl of debris j limbed to their house tops for safety. a Scores Saved From Trees. Calls for help were^sent to St. Louis r nd hundreds of reyuers with motor ^ oats and other craft were on the a lene at daybreak.^ Scores had spent venty-four hours*or more in the trees, ressed scanti ly anil soaked to the skin. I Valley Park. Drake, Eureka. Deicke, linton. Pacific and every other town n either side of. the Meramec for a istance of more -than fifty miles were ^undated. Almopt the entire populaion of Valley Park?2,500 families? ere driven from their homes. Biver Falling Bapidly. n The Meramec river fell eight inches beveen midnight and 8 o'clock this morn- ^ ig. Thousands of acres of farm low- * nds along its course were still under a ater at noon, and it was impossible to r arn definitely whether the scores, most- a white, who had l>een reported missing i st night, had been accounted for. Not ily is the Meramec flooded along its en- a re course of 100 miles through the l zarks, but the Gasconade, further back * i the Ozarks, also is far out of its banks. More than a hundred miles of territory 1 i the heart of the Ozarks, between t pringfield. Mo., and St. Louis, is cut off t om communication with either city, and c 5 a result the hundreds of persons spend- a ig week ends in the club houses and r imps along the Gasconade and the ' lerameo could not return to their homes < >day. ? Trains into and out of St. Ix>uis over i le St. Louis and San Francisco railroad t ould not he operated today either over I he main line to Oklahoma and Texas or c ver the Memphis line. t A train for Memphis will leave here I axh night, being sent down the east side < f the Mississippi river. Galveston Cleaning Up. GALVESTON. Tex.. August 23.?Reef work in Galveston, found neces- < ary as the result of the tropical j tortn which swept this city last Mon- j ay. is making satisfactory progress. | he number of cases needing help has J een small so far. and all will be taken j are of Rail lines have been estab- i shed to both ends of the causeway, j nd pile drivers, material and men to i perate them are ready to build a restle across the bay. <'lean-up work in the city is going teadily forward. The waterworks sysem probably will be in operation by omorrow at the latest. Schooner Franklin Lost. JACKSONVILLE. Fla , August 23 ? 'he fishing schooner Nettie Franklin ras lost in the recent gulf hurricane nd two members of her crew perished. according to reports today comng from the steamer International, /hirh has put into St. Andrews bay, "la. The International picked up eight lembers of the Franklin's crew and enorted two others were ?we??? ? 1 he Ashing craft and drowned. Pensaola was the Franklin's home port. J Steamer Marowijne Still Missing. ' NEW ORLEANS. August 23.?The i nited Fruit Company had heard nothing early today concerning the fate of he liner Marowijne. one week overdue rom I'elize, Honduras, with twenty- 1 isrht passengers and a. crew of sixty- ? ve aboard. The Marowijne is believed , o have encountered the West Indian , urrlcane while passing through the ucatan channel on August 14. 1 No word had come from the steamer I ibangarez, ordered Friday night by the ; otnpany to proceed to the western onst of Cuba and investigate a report ( hat a steamship believed to be a fruit . essel, and perhaps the missing boat ] vas sighted aground in those waters several other boats of the company ! tave been instructed to deviate from heir usual course and search the Cuban oast. ' FIVE REPORTED DROWNED. ; Vhite River in Arkansas Floods 100 ] Square Miles. i I.ITTI.K ROCK, Ark.. August 33. ' "ive persons were reported drowned ; esterday in the flooded lowlands near Newport, Ark., on the White river. A farmer, his wife and three children vere among the dead. One hundred square miles of land in ; ndependence county, midway between . Jatesville and Newport, Ark., is flooded. Two steamboats from Newport, aided >y smaller boats, have rescued njany narooned families, some from tree tops. Several families have not been ac- , :ounted for. Part of the town of Newport is inunlated. The tracks of the Iron Mouna.in railway, near Newport, are coverMi with water, and traffic over that i oad, north of Little Rock, has been iu?pended. A PLEDGES HIS VOTE TO JUSTICE HUGHES Col. Roosevelt Wants Jurist Nominated by Republicans for the Presidency. MAKES HIS CHOICE KNOWN TOG.O. P. LEADERS IN UTAH Former Senator Burton Seeking Support?Mr. Boot Knocks Dnmn vnu xivvui. BY N. 0. MESSENGER. SALT LAKE CITY. August 22.?When Col. Roosevelt conferred with republicans in this city three weeks ago he told them that he would support Justice Hushes if the republican convention nominates the justice for the presidency. Republican leaders here agree that Justice Hughes can have Utah's support, and think that he can be nominated and elected if he will run. They feel, however, as do the leaders in other stales, that it is doubtful if Hughes will accept. Col. Roosevelt also made it known while here that effort will be exerted in those states which select convention delegates by primaries to send as many progressive republicans as possible to the republican national convention. To that end Gov. Hiram Johnson of California is to start in April on a swing around the southern circle, while Col. Roosevelt will go west, with a northern loop .speech-making to the progressives. : Deprecated by Bar Association. *' During the meeting of the American Bar Association, which ended here Friday last, national politics fairly ouzzed. I am told that general deprecation of efforts to nominate Justice Hughes was expressea oy Liie leading ngnia ui liic bar. on the ground that it might set a precedent of making the Supreme Court a stepping stone to the presidency and possibly political ambition might some Lime influence some man's deciding vote in important national cases. Former Senator Burton of Ohio is to >e here next Thursday and make his residential candidacy bow before the Bonneville Club, which he is to address, t is not believed here that Utah repubicans will commit themselves to any- : tody's candidacy just now. There is considerable sentiment for | Clihu Hoot in Utah, based upon the aine grounds upon which it rests in A'voming. Both states are conservaive, normally republican, and are denanding the protective tariff Sugar, attle, wool and lead are the industries lere, all of which would have been hit ty the democratic tariff, but for the var stimulus. These industries are ooking anxiously to the end of the war ind the influx of foreign goods. Republican leaders here say that ifter the war this nation will face nany grave crises and they believe hat Elihu Root, with his training In iplomacy and law. would be recognized is a fit man to hold the helm of state. Mr. Root Halts Boom. But alas for their enthusiasm! A etter recently received from Mr. Root hrew cold water on their hopes. It s said, after expressing appreciation of heir sentiments, he wrote: "You can ead a horse to water, but you can't nake him drink." It is not believed lere that Mr. Root will run for the lomination. I struck the trail of a new presii?ntiai candidate in Utah. He is Henry >. Estabrooke, lawyer of Ney York, nan of means. Earlier this summer he ddressed a convention of advertising nen in Chicago and they have started i campaign for him for the republican icmination. It Is to be unique?a billposting fend idvertising campaign. Well, they say "it >ays to advertise." Agents were through lere last week, sounding out the feeling. Prohibition is to be the live issue In Jtah in the nert national and state elecions, and it is a bugbear of horrid mien o both republicans and democrats. No >ne knows which way it will cut. Senitor Sutherland, republican, comes up for e-election next year, and the democrats Lre figuring how they can turn the cutting idge against him, they realize it is two dged, and they may get their own fingers n the way. The state is now dry nineeen-twentieths in area and two-thirds in >opulation, the wet districts being the :ities. The last legislature passed a statevide prohibition law, but it was vetoed >v the governor, both legislature and governor being republican. Bepublicans Favor Local Option. The republican party is for local option. The democ ratic party favors submitting he liquor question to a referendum, but here is no referendum, the governor hav?ig vetoed the initiative and referendum ict passed by the legislature. So the democrats say: "Elect a democratic legislature and governor; we will provide for the initiative and referendum uid submit the liquor question to the ;>eop!e." It is a long way around Robin [food's barn. Both parties are trying to find some way to dodge the issue in the next campaign, but at present it seems they will have to face the music, with sentinent said to be increasing in the republican party for state-wide prohibiten on the ground that it is inevitable iri the end, and that the republicans night as well seize it as an asset. The bull moosers are coming back to he republican party. Moroni Heiner, progressive national committeeman, pas tendered his resignation, with the intention of reuniting with the old party, but <ieorge W. Perkins is frantically endeavoring to hold him in line, rhe rank and file of the bull moosers pave come back. This is important, because in 1914 they united with the democrats, and ilayed havoc with the republican party. ? * * * ^ 1 * ...K&i, I*... o/lirionil t U. >v. U i. IVUUBCVru ? "CII t I'ltni to dicker with the republicans and make the best bargains they could. Strong for National Defense. This state is strong for military preparedness. The people want an adequate army and a big navy. Without regard to party they are backing up President Wilson in his foreign policies, and it is said are willing to jo the limit in upholding the honor xnd dignity of the nation. In case of war. or in event of a risis threatening the I'nited States ibout election time, the people of Utah, it is said, would be inclined to disregard party lines and stand by the President. But. and however, and if (and you can visualise these letters in -apitals) they will differentiate between supporting the President in a risis and supporting democratic policies if there is no crisis. This state and Wyoming are for a protective tariff and that is all there is to it. If politics returns to normal before election the old issue bobs up automatically. Senator Sutherland, who, with Senator Smoot, is pledged to vote for a constitutional amendment for woman suffrage when next it comes up, says: "My own deliberate judgment?and I speak as one who was originally opposed to woman suffrage?- fa that In Its twenty years of operation here its Influence has been decidedly for good Women are quite as alert as men to their responsibilities and take as deep interest. The percentage of women who go to the polls is pretty nearly if not quite as large as that of the men who turn out." Heiress?But you must keep our engagement a strict secret. Suitor?From all but my moat insistent creditors, dearest-?Boston Transcript. * WHERE THE GERMAN FLI BALTIC ( fOOLDlW!ENy'-fe?^ A tukw " I|1 \y^}&/ JMSMSO TEts'H )\^ PEACE NOTE FAILS; CARRANZISTAS BALK <(Continued from First I'age. > to Galveston, Tex.?The American Red Cross Society today opened up three new soup kitchens, making a total of eleven now in operation in the J capital for the relief of the needy. The demands are so great, however, that Charles J. O'Connor, special representative of the Red Cross Society, said today that he felt the facilities at his command would not begin to suflice. "The situation is so much worse than any I have yet experienced that 1 am sometimes staggered at the task ahead," said Mr. O'Connor. "No famine conditions that 1 know anything about approach what we are facing here. The general misery is so great that, only the suffering of the hordes of China in famine times is comparable with it." More than fifteen tons of soup were ladled out today to long lines of hungry men and women, but so well was the work of distribution systematized that not a single applicant was sent away without attention. CARRANZA BUYS FLOUR FOR MEXICAN RELIEF NEW ORLEANS. August 2,1.?The Carranza government has purchased 510,000 barrels of flour in the United States to be shipped to Mexico City to relieve the shortage of food in the capital and outlying territory, according to a cablegram from Vera Cruz. This is in addition to more than $100,000 worth of flour shipped to Vera Cruz during the last, few weeks, it was said. The dispatch, whiVh was signed by Gen. Carranza, declared that Gen. Pablo Gonzales, in command of the Carranza troops in Mexico City, was doing all in his power to relieve the food situation and that he had ordered all bakers to lower the price of bread. The bakers were told that if they refused to comply with his orders the military forces would confiscate their establishments and operate them for the benefit of the public. Another dispatch received by the Carranza local consulate announced that saiuraay j^scuaero verougo was sworn in as minister of justice in the Carranza cabinet, succeeding Roque Estrada, who had resigned. SALTILLO AND TORREON BATTLING RESUMED LAREDO, Tex., August 23.?Telegraph and railway communication by an indirect route has been opened from here to Mexico City, according to statement of Carranza officials in Nuevo Laredo. The route is via Tarnpico and San Luis Potosi, the direct lines to Mexico City being under control of A'illa authorities at Saltillo, which is being attacked by Carranza troops. Should Saltillo fall into the hands of Carranza forces it is known direct communication will be re-established promptly. Unofficial reports from Monterey state a battle is raging for possession of Torreon now held by Villa troops. A Carranza decree issued to customs officials in Nuevo Laredo yesterday offers to pass into Mexico, duty free, household effects or refugees in the United States who wish to return to their native land. j UTILES VALUATIONS ! IS CONFERENCE TOPIC: Commissioner Newman Comes to j Washington to Attend Board , Session. Commissioner Newman made a special trip to Washington from the Catskill mountains today to confer with the public utilities commission in regard to completng the work of establishing valuation upon the properties of Washington's several public service corporations. Engineer Commissioner Kutz, just back from a vacation in Maine, also attended the conference, as did the other member of the board. Commissioner Brown low. Report on the progress of the work, which may be completed by November, was made by Dr. E. W. Bemis and Charles L?. Pillsbury, his assistant, who are in charge of the valuation bureau of the commission. "Mo Voluntary Assistance. Anion* the matters 'discussed, it is understood, was the alleged continued refusal of the Washington Railway and 1 Electric Company and Potomac Electric J Power Company, a subsidiary corporation, | to co-operate with the bureau in its ef- . fort to establish a valuation upon their 1 properties. While other local public service corpo- , rations haVc aided the bureau in its work, < these two companies, it is stated, have 1 shown no disposition to co-operate with j it since the completion of the com mis- . sion's report for 1914. This report stated that "this peculiar, unusual and unexpect- . ed attitude upon the part of these two ' companies has greatly increased the dif- , Acuities and cost ol our work." , It is understood that the corporations . in question have complied with the law by furnishing such data and information as have been called for by the bureau, but have shown no disposition to volunteer information which would be of value. j Many Questions Delayed. j Whether or not the valuation of all I A . iET MET WITH DISASTER. I K J^cV JAkobstadt jglga & ? the public utilities is entirely completed by November, it will be so nearly finished by that time, according to Dr. Bemis, that the commission will be in possession of sufficient information to enable it to-take up consideration of questions that have had to be held in abeyance for lack of information. Proposed valuations for the several companies will be considered at public hearings, and after their adoption, it is .stated, the commission immediately will begin consideration of rate questions. britishfrToter SUNK By U-BOAT Survivors of the Diomed Say Another Ship Was Torpedoed at Same Time. Q U E EN STOW N, August 23, 3:23 p.m. ?The Lamport and Holt liner Diomed nas r>een sunk by a German submarine. Her captain, quartermaster and steward were killed by shells fired by the submarine during: a pursuit of four hours. Ari officer of the Diomed, who landed here today with other survivors, says two submarines were sighted. According to his report, they we're rigged with dummy funnels. One of them, this officer asserts, subjected the Diomed to a heavy shell fire. The liner atttempted to escape, but surrendered after being pursued for four hours. Two boats were lowered and forty-nine members of the crew got away, taking with them the body of the captain. One Boat Is Swamped. Shortly afterward one boat was swamped. Two Englishmen and five Chinese were drowned. The others were picked up by the second boat. This boat, being overcrowded, was in danger of being swamped, but its occupants were saved by the arrival of a stearfiship. Survivors say that during the pursuit the Chinese firemen of the Diomed refused to continue stoking, and the work was undertaken by deckhands. The submarine stood off at a distance of about half a mile until the Diomed sank. The assistant quartermaster of the Diomed says that another steamer was in sight at the time and apparently was oiumh^. linn tcooci, lit JllO UjMllUMl, was attacked by a second submarine. Was Freighter, English Owned. The steamship Diomed was a freighter of 4,672 tons gross. She was 219 feet long and was built in 1895. She was owned by the Ocean Steamship Company of Liverpool. She was last reported as having arrived at Swansea, July 24, from Amsterdam, on a voyage to New York. GRAFT INQUIRY AWAITS O.S. ATTORNEY'S RETURN Part of Testimony Gathered May Be fiiihmif+Af! in PnlirA Trial Board. Assistant United States Attorney Hawken and Maj. Pullman did little more than "mark time" today in the investigation of alleged police protection to women of the underworld before the passage of the Kenyon "red light" law. -This condition was due to the non-arrival of United States Attorney Laskey, who was expected to return to Washington today. Mr. Hawken had before him the women who participated in the lively scene of accusation and denial, crimi- , nations and recriminations, staged in the office of the United States attorney i Saturday. He sought to clear up the differences in the testimony adduced at that stormy session. The assistant prosecutor spent the remainder of the day dictating a report to be submitted to Mr. Uaskey on his return. Some of the testimony gleaned by Mr. Hawken will never reach the grand * jury, it is believed, because it does not prove charges which may be punished criminally. This evidence, however, may go before the police trial board or J may be entered against the record of ! the policeman or "higher-up" officers \ said to be affected. J Maj. Pullman Waiting:. J Maj. Pullman, it is said, will await the completion cf the prosecutor's in- T quiry before taking any steps to present charges of infraction of discipline or violation of police regulations against policemen. No further suspensions are looked for until then. c A conference between United States f Attorney Uaskey, Mr. Hawken and Maj. Pullman is to be held immediately on c the return of the district attorey. At 1 this meeting the report of Mr. Hawken t will be given consideration and Mr. Laskey will determine what portions of the testimony should be laid before the grand jury. c While Mr. Hawken will not divulge v the details of the evidence secured c luring his investigation, it is considered likely that the grand jurors will ?e asked to return several indictments, ? should they consider the testimony to s oe submitted warrants the presentment of the accused persons. Until Mr. Laskey returns no one t* ible to forecast when the matter will h each the grand jury. The witnesses will probably be recalled late in the J; week for examination by the foreman jf the grand jury. ? H. Prescott Gatley Home Again. H. Prescott Gatley has recovered ^ from the effects of a recent operation md has returned to Washington. He r ias been recuperating at Atlantic City, fi J. - FRANK'S DEATH TRIP TOLD BY AUTHORITY First Story of What Actually Occurred Revealed to Associated Press. VIGILANCE COMMITTEE DID NOT ABUSE VICTIM Prisoner, Brave to Last, Gave No Confession, Refusing to Reply to Questions. ATLANTA. La.. August 23.?The first actual story of what transpired on the death ride of Leo M. Frank from Mil icujKcviiie iu .via ricna. ueiwccn nimnight and dawn last Tuesday morning has just become available to the Associated Press. The recital did not come through second or third hands, but in a manner which, seemingly, placed its authenticity beyond all question. The narrator, however, will not be a witness before the Cobb county grand jury, which. September 1. will be asked to undertake a thorough investigation of the lynching of the man alleged to have been the slayer of little Mary Phagan. It also became known today that Gov. Nat 10. Harris during the past few days has received several anonymous threatening letters purporting to warn him not to go "too far*' in his investigation of the lynching. The "inside story" of the events which preceded the finding of Frank's lifeless body swaying from the limb of the biggest oak tree in the vicinity of "Bil!" Frey's gin cleared up many phases* of the tragic incident which heretofore have been veiled in mystery. First?Frank did not confess. He twice was asked if he had anything to say, but on each occasion replied "No." Asked pointedly if he killed the Phagan girl, he is said to have made no reply whatever. Second?No attempt was made to force a confession. Frank's statement just prior to his death that he loved his wife and mother better than he did ma iiie came unexpectedly and without questioning. Frank Not Maltreated. Third?Frank was not maltreated in any way prior to the actual lynching. Stories that he may have met a violent death before he was hanged to the Frey oak are without foundation. Fourth?Frank walked a distance of 200 yards from the automobile to the death tree without a faltering step. Fearing perhaps that his body might never reach his relatives, he asked that the wedding ring he wore be delivered to a newspaper man with the solemn promise that it would be turned over to his wife. This wish was carried out. Fifth?Frank was told from the start that he was to be "executed" as the courts had directed that he be, and every effort was made by the so-called "vigilance committee" to see that the "legal hanging," as they termed the lynching, was carried out in an orderly manner. Members of the "vigilance committee" are said to resent any intimation that Frank was "maltreated" while in their custody. Sixth?The members of the ''vigilance committee" felt they had a "sacred duty" to perform in "carrying out the mandate of the courts of the state and of the United States." There was no idea of hangfng Frank in the public square at Marietta or in the cemetery where Mary Phagan lies buried. There was, however, a determination that the execution should take place in Cobb county. Inasmuch as all the members of the "com mittee" are said to be residents of Cobb county the reason for this Is obvious. Trip of Lynchers, Seven automobiles were required to transport the "vigilance committee" from Marietta to Milledgeville. All were small cars of a popular make, selected because of the difficulty in identifying them. There were probably twenty-eight men in the lynching party. The machine left Marietta singly during the afternoon of Monday last, and it was shortly after 10 o'clock when the prison farm was reached. After Warden Smith and Supt. Burke had been called from their homes and handcuffed, the party proceeded to the prison house in which Frank was known to be quartered. Four men entered Frank's room. "We want you to come with us," Frank was told. Unresistingly and without appeal of any sort for protection. Frank permitted himself to be handcuffed. When the party had reached the prison porch, the leaders thought the progress being made was entirely too slow. It was then Frank was picked up and carried down the concrete steps of the prison house. It is strenuously denied that Frank was dragged or "bumped." Death Trip Begins. Two men climbed into the back seat i of the car in which Frank had been placed, one sitting on either side. An- ( other member of the "committee" was i sraieu ucoiuc mc ? Iiaunvui . ] For seven hours Frank sat in the automobile which was carrying him to a death place. During all this long journey only two syllables left Frank's lips. Soon after he had been placed in the automobile Frank was told he was being taken to his place of execution. "The courts of Georgia have sentenced you to be hanged and they never reversed that sentence. It has devolved upon us to carry out their decree." Frank did not flinch. The wonderful stoicism did not desert him in the last hours of his life. It was well after the destination of his captors had been disclosed that Frank was asked the question: "Is there anything you would like to [ say before your execution?" At first there was no reply. Then slowly, and perhaps painfully, the recently wounded man shook his head. "No." * For a long time following this Frank < >vas again permitted the seclusion of j lis thoughts. Then he was asked if he , ?ad killed the Phagan girl, and the captors say he made no reply. This question was not repeated until near the < ourney's end, and again it is said there "J vas no reply. The final interrogation aqd reply vere: r "Is there nothing you wish to say?" "No." t Hanged Hour After Dawn. ( ineac iwu? Huvonuiin v*u!? me 8uie ) :onversation In the death car. It was a \ ull hour after dawn that the four cars 5 Irew up just below the gin house on ^ he William Prey place, and stopped at v he edge of an oak thicket. $ The door of the leading car was pened and Frank was told to step 0 ut. He did not falter. He walked [ irith Arm steps between two of his p aptors. his eyes upon the ground. It was while the silent procession was r rogressing thus that suddenly Frank poke. "I love my wife and mother more han I do my life," he said. A few moments later the noose had een placed about his neck, a handkerhief had been tied loosely about his *3 yes, there was a pull, a tautening of U ope and Frank's life was fast ebbing n w*y- b "I don't see why you always call Dr. d 'omp, especially when the case isn't E erious." is "Isn't serious? Every case is se- si ious, and Dr. Pomp has buried our li imily as far back as I can remember." v -Judge. _ 21 HUGE GUNS OPENED THE WAYTO KOVNO Germans Had 600 Pieces of Artillery Trained on a Single Fort. MORE THAN HALF OF ARMY NOW ON RUSSIAN FRONT Petrograd Reports Indicate That Czar's Army Is at Present Holding Russian Invaders. LONDON, August 23. 12:52 p.m.?Refugees who have reached Petrograd from Kovno say that an enormous amount v?t *ii illicit w as eiupioyea oy ine ucrmans in their successful assault on that fortress. According- to information gathered from this source, Reuter's correspondent at Petrograd says the Germans concentrated 600 guns on the first fort which they captured. The batteries formed a great arc of guns, one row behind another. One shell destroyed the facade of the cathedral. Three Zeppelins and more than thirty aeroplanes flew over the fortress, dropping bombs. Huge Army in Poland. The military correspondent of the ; Times in discussing the situation in | the eastern theater of the war says it j seems probable that Germany has a million and a half men on the Russian I fronts, not counting the forces remaining in Galicia or held in general re- j serve. The direction of the whole mighty movement in this zone is in the hands of Gen. von Falkenhayen, chief of staff of the German army, the correspondent states. A Reuter dispatch from Petrograd j says: "The w hole line of the Grodno-Bialystok-Brest-Litovsk railway remains in , the possession of the Russians, but Brest-Litovsk is almost within the sone of gunfire and frequently is visited by bomb-dropping aeroplanes. "The Bourse Gazette says German : advance guards who appeared near Novosvyentsyany, on the Vilna-Petrograd railway, were driven back by the Russians." Bussians Feel Pressure. PETROGRAD. August 22, via London, August 23.?"The German forces on the Russian front have been continually on | the increase up to a few days ago, and j it is known that the number of Ger man army corps here now is at least | 35 or 40 per cent of their entire forces, i while Austria-Hungary has more than 70 per cent of her available men facing the Russians," says a semi-official , statement given out here. The statement continues: "The total of the enemy's infantry fighting the Russians constitutes more than half of all their mobilized forces. , This compares with about 38 per cent in the early stages of the war. The I number of the German infantry on the j Russian front has increased 400 per cent and the German cavalry has increased 000 per cent. These figures show conclusively the immense forces with which Russia has had to contend for the past four months." 20,000 Prisoners Taken. BERLIN, August 23, by wireless telegraphy to 8ayville, N. Y.?Although definite figures regarding the booty captured at Kovno are not available, the German main headquarters has announced that the number of prisoners taken was more than 20,000. "There also was taken," the statement says, "more than 600 cannon, many of which were of a heavy modern type, an enormous quantity of ammunition, innumerable machine guns, searchlight apparatus, motor cars, tires, war material of all kinds and provisions worth millions of marks. "It is evident the Russians did not expect Kovno's fall in the near future. They offered a stubborn resistance even after the fall of the fortress. A hundred recruits left behind in the town declared 15,000 unarmed Russian reserves fled at the last moment from this Russian fortress." Kaiser Enters Novo Georgievsk. NOVO eJEORGIKVSK, Russian Poland, August 22, via Warsaw to London, August 23.?The German emperor, with Gen. von Falkenhayen, chief of staff of the German army; Field Marshal von Hindenburg, Gen. von Beseler and a brilliant suite, today entered the still burning town of Novo Georgievsk. Emperor William, prior to his entrance, reviewed in parade part of the troops which took the fortress in a short eightlay siege. The emperor witnessed the parade from the crest of the Novo Jeorgievsk forts, amid cannon and barbed wire entanglements. He expressed gratitude to God, who, lie said, had helped the troops, ahd would further help them, ind thanked the men for their accomplishment. The emperor, who stood near he Associated Press correspondent, appeared to be fresh and strong, despite his irduous duties. After the parade the correspondent enered Novo Georgievsk, where stores and supplies everywhere were burning. The Russians apparently intended to take everything away, but the railroad bridge yoke down under the weight of the heavy nortars, thus cutting the connections and lecessitating a defense of the fortress. GOLD AND SILVER OUTPUT. Increased Production in 1914 as Compared With Previous Year. Increased production of both gold and silver in the United States for the calendar year 1914. as romrwrcd wits ie?i* s shown 111 a statement issued today >y Director of the Mint Woolley. The gold output was 4,572,976 fine junces. valued at $94,531,800, and silver. 12,455,100 tine ounres, the commercial ,'alue of which was $40,067,700. Gold ' >roducts were greater by $6,647,400 than in ' .913, and silver were greater by 5,653,600 ine ounces, or $3,126,400. Nevada and Utah showed the principal lecreases in gold production?$441,200 and ' 1193.300. respectively, while the increases J vere: Colorado. $1,792,700: Alaska 11.345,900: California, $1,010,600, and dontana, $822,700. Idaho showed the largest gain in silver * vith 3,096,700 fine ounces, valued at r il.712,500. e Today's figures are two months ahead t ,f last years, the compilation being ' lastened because of the extraordinary 1 nterest in the question of the gold sup- G ily. c , a -RENCH TORPEDO BOATS v ; SINK GERMAN DESTROYER ? PARIS. Ausust 23.?"Two French P orpedo boats encountered and sank a n lerman torpedo boat deBtroyer oft Osend (Belgium) last night," says an an- J] ouncement made here today. "Our ' oats were undamaged." " SOFIA, Bulgaria, August 23. via Lon- I on, 1:27 p.m.?The Tuskish collier Ispahan has been torpedoed by a Britih submarine at Haidar Pasha, and the T teainer Budos of the German-Levant ?l tie, loaded with munitions and pro- ti isions, has been sunk In the Sea of ai larmora. ... hi I SURGEONS DISCUSS LAYMEN'S FIRST AID Some Railroad Chiefs Oppose* Indiscriminate Use of Packages. BELIEVE IN SIMPLE KITS, WITH BUT FEW DRESSINGS Standardization Is Sought at Conference of Medical Men at the Willard. Diverse opinions as to the practicability of first aid treatment by laymen were expressed by physicians at the opening session, in the small ballroom of the'New Willarrf Hntai rhi of a conference on first aid, accident surgery and transportation of chief surgeons and other officials of railroads, together with representatives of the medical departments of the army, navy, public health service and the Red Cross The conference is to last for two days. Dr. A. S. Le Contc of Philadelphia, president of the American Surgical Society, presided until the arrival at 11 o clock of Col. William C. Gorgas. surgeon general. L\ S. A., who is to preside at the remaining sessions. The. deliberations of the physicians are entirely informal, no papers having been prepared. While all speakers at this morning's session seemed agreed that first aid treatment b ymeans of first aid packets is a desirable thing, there was some diversity of opinion as to whether in the hands of laymen. Including railroad employes, the proper treatments could be accorded wounded men efficiently. "First aid is a fine thing if it is not carried too far," declared one speaker The gist of opinion was that the simpler the first aid the more effective it was liable to be. and that first aid packages or "kits" should be composed of a minimum amount of materials and appliances. first Aid Minimized. Headed by Dr. J. P. Kaster. chief surgeon of the Santa Fe railroad, those who seemed not so sure that first aid is such a wonderful thing in the hands of the inexperienced made themselves felt at the session this morning. It was just a case of "when doctors disagree," but was a most harmonious disagreement, showing, as one speaker expressed it, that while doctors art the most optimistic men on earth they are perfectly willing to see all sides of a thing. "I am in favor of first aid, but there are certain things for us to do," declared Dr. Kaster. "First aid. while ineorencaiiy oeauuiui, is still in me position that the most benefit conies from the simplest dressings with the simplest instructions to the layman what to do and what not to do." From his experience of twenty-five years on the Santa Fe, Dr. Raster declared it his opinion that it is impossible to make one standard package or first aid "kit," for the whole United States, and for use on railroads, in the army and navy and in all manufacturing plants alike. Some manufacturers, for instance, have practically nothing but burn cases to treat, while the nejct will have practically no burn cases. "We should not talk so much, it seems to me," he said, "about standardizing first-aid packages, but should see that the different packages are kept up to their individual standard." Dr. Raster then told of how the flrs*aid boxes on the Santa Fe have been treated in many cases, saying that ha found them often used for work kits, the men keeping nails and tools in them, instead of first-aid appliances. Small Packages Host Effective. The smaller the package the more effective it will be, declared Dr. Charles H. Demon, chief surgeon of the Electric Railroad and Light Company of Milwaukee. In the opinion that a firstaid packet should contain no antiseptics, except possibly boracic acid tn j powder form. Dr. Lemon seemed to meet the approval of most of the physicians. The scrubbing and irritation of wounds and the "meddlesome practice of sewing everything up" were frowned upon by the doctors. Laymen should give first aid and then quit, declared Dr. Lemon. If the packet is simple and contains few articles and less dressings there will be less incentive for appliers of first H i ri tn m lo uritH ? I? ; is properly treated by a physician. Other speakers brought out that if first-aid packets were widely distributed among laymen, especially among railroad men. they would tend to foster the pernicious habit of self-medication. Having dressed his wound, the layman would think all was well and would not go to a physician, as he should. Every shop has its "eye doctor." one of the railroad physicians said. He is one of the greatest dangers in a shop, especially the fellow who removes foreign 1 odies from the eye by means of a horsehair. All present this morning seemed to agree with that speaker who declared that "the minute you try .to make the layman a doctor you are up against it." It was pointed out' that "before teaching the laymen first aid we should take the mote out of our eyes. On a railroad with 450 surgeons along the line, one speaker declared, there would be 450 ways of treating emergency cases. For this reason it was advocated that the standardization of first aid treatment was a most important consideration. Buffet Luncheon. The fifty or more delegates to the conference participated in a buffet lunch served in the small ballroom at 1 o'clock. This afternoon, tonight and tomorrow informal deliberations will be held, with the idea of getting at the real needs of first aid and '*h appliance throughout the country. In pursuance of this result, following the ideas of the railroad surgeons this morning, representatives of the army, navy and Red Cross -will c ntribute their opinions as to first aid at the remaining sessions of the conference. Dr. Joseph C. Bloodgood of Johns Hopkins University is secretary of the conference. Assistant Surgeon General W. C. Rucker is detailed to represent the public health service. U. S. A. OFFICER IN WARSAW. r.i?n4 Pftl lfnlin Cava Dnlialt 1 xivuiia vvt< muuu wuj a a V119U vCtJraMLl Was Little Damaged. BERLIN, August 21, via London. Aurust 23.?Lieut. Col. Joseph E. Kuhn, nilitary attache at the United States mbassy in Berlin, has returned from Varsaw. He entered the city twentyour hours after its capture by the lermans and remained there while the ity was being placed under German dministration. The city was little damaged by the iege, he said, and the people were rderly. Newspapers, which were susended the first two days after the rerman occupation, again are being ublished. The party of which Col. Kuhn was a lember encountered countless thouands of persons who formerly lived in he country districts west of Warsaw, eturning to ruined villages and homes. L S. May Care for Italy's Interests. With Italy's declaration of war. on urkey, the American embassy at Contantinople probably will be asked to ike over Italian interests in Turkey nd these of Russia, for whom Italy as been acting.