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,TfiE WASmNGTON TIMES; THURSDAY, AUGUST. 19, 1915. '
saved more Uvea than any other ngency except the ca wall. Ho sent motor cycles In every direction down the Is'and for a rtlalancc of thirty miles, unrnlng them they would die If they d d not como to Gulvrstoii. In consequent there were probably only 200 persons left on the Is.nntl below Galveston. The few reports fiom that district are in definite,, and Indicate that the loss of life In large. The beach front shows Brest property loss. The three large bath houses have disappeared. The ball purk and motor drome aro piles of wreckaeo, and t pllo of debris from six to ten feet high nd forty feet wide extends the length of the sea wall. Miles of railroad and Interurban tracks have been demolished and Ion's lines of telegraph and telephono wires are down. It will bo weeks before nor mal conditions nro restored. Sea Wall Saves City. Galveston was saved from a fato Bimt lar to tfto one it experienced m 1900, when 4,000 persons perished, by Its 6l gantlo sea wall. While huge waves dashl over tho wall at the height of the storm, the barrier ne:a, ana oniy Jx known deaths occurred here. The craft in the harbor did not faro so well. Fully twoscore small boats aro believed to have been sunk with their crews. The known victims of the storm to date are apportioned as follows: Virginia Point 80 Txas City 18 i Morgaln's Point 11 ', Sylvan Beach 3 . LaPorte 7 ; Galveston ', Port Arthur 5 , Lynchburg 3 Sen Brook 3 Hkton : ? Fnort I J Hltcftcock .'.'. 7 Property Losses. Estimates of property losses have been ade as follows: Galveston $15,000,000 Houston 2,000.000 ea Brook 1,000.000 Texas City 400.000 Port Arthur 200.000 ftibino 100.000 Sabine Pass 100.000 Kewah 60,000 Thre was In addition an enormous VMS to cotton growers in the storm belt. Seme estimates stated that 26 per cent of tho central Texas crop was de- GOVERNMENT PROBE FRANK'S BODY HOI; FOR ALLEGED SPIES IS NOW UNDER WAY Federal Authorities Take Up Matter of Activities of Ger man Agents in This Country. EXPOSE MAY END WORKINGS Officials Appear to Feel That Plot May Be Stopped By Articles Now Appearing. UNNOTICED BY ALL Mob Victim's Sister and Her Husband and Reporters Only Ones At Station. stroyod, an' tho loss war placed at "minions or aoiiars." , The oil fields also suffered severely, and It Is probable that half a million dollars will be required to replace ?er rlcltii, tanks, and machinery. Every effort- Is being made to ascer tain the loss of life In tho harbor. Mpy miraculous escapes were re corded. Gub Carlson, sailor on the United States dredge boat San Bernard, was rescued from the surf fifteen miles down the Island Tuesday nlgM with a lifebelt about him. He as uncon scious. He had been m the water fif teen hours following the wreck of his Doai. Believes 27 Perished. At noon yesterday 'he regained con sciousness, and said that probably twenty-seven of Jhe complement of tho San Bernard were drowned. He said the deckhouse was washed off the boat at 10 o'clock Monday morning, thirty six miles south of here. The vessel sank Immediately, and the crew took to the barges. The barges soon were beaten to pieces, and Carlson believes no one but himself Was saved. O. T. Larson, her master, and several of the crew happenea to oe asnore. ThoBe thought lost are: EWELL E. WILK1NS, chief-engineer, JOHN rVESTL.AND, leverman. JOHN RAVICH, steam engineer. tvniAt nttponv A XT. WMTTTV SEN. JULIUS PAUTSCH, L. Bi PERRY. JENS JENSEN. WILLIAM ANDERSON, FRITZ HEDIN, QUB PETERSEN, CHARLIE JOHNSON, ALEC HOVDI, BASILIOUS PAX.E OLOGOA. PETER HANSEN, H. VE LANDER, GEORGE LINDEN, and eight seamen whose names are un- knnvn. The dredge boats Sam Houston, San- Jacinto, No. 1, uaiveston, ana me uov ernment tug San Luis, of Galveston, may be lost. The dredge Miller Unre ported safe. Causeway Destroyed. The Government launch Bastrop went to the causeway thlB morning and reports fully two-thirds of that magnificent structure gone, meaning that rail communication with the muinland will not be established for weeks. The most remarkable feature of the storm was the salvation of the crew of tho four-mast.ed schooner Dora Alli son, en route from Progreso to Mo bile with a cargo of lumber and Jute. This ship was washed out of her course. .She was taken on the crest of a huge wave and carried over the sea-wall and deposited on the parade grounds at JFort Crockett. There she broke to pieces in less than ten min utes. Soldiers of the Fifth Brigade and members of the Coast Guard rushed to the rescue. The eight men of the crew were taken off alive, one with both legs broken. Those seriously injured were loaded Into a hospital ambulance and several squads of soldiers took turps about Eushing this vehicle through the llnrilntr storm and through mud and water that sometimes reacnea tneir shoulders from Crockett to St. Mary's Hospital, a distance of several miles. Ten flhlng smacks with crews ag gregating more than a hundred are within the known radius of the hurrl can and hope for them Is practically abandoned. The three-masted American schooner Dora Allison, from Progreso, Mexico, to Mobile was tost off Galveston. Captain Wood Is no win the Military Hospital at Fort Crockett. The British three-masted schooner Edna V. Pickets, Progreso to Mobile is ashore off Galveston and badly dam aged. HOUSTON, Tex.. Aug. 19. Tho Shreveport baseball team, with 300 other Alleged Gorman spy plots and secret agent activities In this country contin ued today to attract wide notice .in Washington, Government officials are accretive about these matters, but' there is no doubt department heads are exploring the facts in various directions. Nothing has yet come out to show the Administration intends taking any steps to punish offenders or to make representations to tho German govern ment. But It is clear the President and Cabinet are informing themselves. It continues to be tho belief here that the fact the German plots and schemes have been exposed and gtvtn publicity Is probably adequate. It Is recognized that much of the scheming, which Eecms to have had its origin with the German government, i made utterly useless when tho light of cold type is thrown on it. To Land Supplies. Thus, there Is no doubt that the ex ploitation , of the fact that while a campaign has been urged here on high moral grounds to halt export of arms and munitions. Germany has been wprklng to get hold of such supplies, has thrown completely Into the air theso persons In Congress who have been planning a great effort next winter to get embargo legislation. Departmental heads profess to have little to show there arc spies or leaks In their departments. Secretary Daniels, who, at the Instance of John K. Rathom, editor of the Providence Jour nal, "has tightened the censorship o Sayvllle, has asked Mr. Rathom to sub mit any evidence he has that a civil employe of the Navy Department Is In the pay of the German government. In connection with the charges made by Mr. Rathom as to Sayvllle, he told Secretary DanleJs he had some Information that Germany sought control of all radio stations in South and Central America and even In the Philippines. Thls.,.Gov ernment, of course. Is not concerned In what Is done outside Its own -borders or Its insular possessions. Brelaski On Trip. Considerable speculation has been caused by the fact A. Brucf Blelaskt, of thn DpnnrtTnnnf nt .TuatlnA haa lnff ere on a secret mission to be gone Ujuil tne.end or the -week. ffhc Administration li annoved over due phase of the New York World ex pose. Thrs relatets to the .letter show ing a number of Democrats In Con gress were favorable to the movement to embarga arms and munitions. Not only does this ahow that these Demo crats are out of harmony with the Ad ministration, but It puts them In the requisition papers sent him by the gov he would be recognized. Many bellcvo crnor of Georgia. that hod Corransa taken a different In giving out the letter, Dodd ox- course ho would have been recognized piaineu inat ll was his internum y i uy una nine. Continued from First Page. 3,000 for awards, and $500 of this amount has already been used. The entire re maining $2,509 will bo offered, $500 each for five membetn of the mob. The governor Is anxious to make the reward as big in each case as possible, and that Is why rewards will be offered for only Ave members. He believes with the capture of several members the State can apprehend the rest of the mob. A conference will be held today be tween the governor and the members of the prison commission who were present at the State farm at MUlcdge villc when Frank was kidnaped Mon day night. At this conference the gov ernor Intends to quiz each of the three commissioners closely. . It Is posslblo that Warden Smith and Superintendent Burko of the prison farm will be called In and grilled. The governor wants to bo sure that the offi cials and guards of the prison who Were overpowered by the mob did not recognize any of the crowd that car- ra Frank away. Men Known At Marietta. As a matter of fact, It was recog nized lure that most of the party are well known as such' at Marietta. Thp principal difficulty was to find legal proof against them, for, aside from the undoubted sympathy for them in their own community, It was ad mitted that anyone appearing as a pioseclltlng witness in the case would face grave personal danger. That all tho lynchers were Marietta ritldcnts was not certain, but moet of them were believed to have been from there and, In any event, It was pointed cut that the crime was com mitted In Cobb county, so that legal anion would have to be -taken tncre. Angered by the bd assertion, freely made In Marietta, that Frank's lynchers never will be Identified, that no Cobb county Jury would indict them, even If Identified, and in any event tnot no court would convlot them. Governor Harris is redoubling his efforts today to bring the members of the mob to jus tice, t Not only has he been Impressed by tho tone of editorial comment outside if Georgia ajid by hundreds of letter and telegrams he has received from citizens of other States than his own. but the Georgia newspapers have been almost unanimous In dtmandlng drastic action, and the State's leading men. many of them in high official positions, have called on him urgently to do everything possible to punish the lynchers. tli request the heads of everv policemen s organization in tho country to mao rlmllar requests of the governors of their respective States. SAN FRANCISCO. Auc. IB. Former Uov. John M. Slaton, of Georgia, who commuted the death sentenco of Leo M. Frank to one of life Imprisonment, has Issued a statement condemning an address dollvcred by Mayor J. O. Woodward, of Atlanta, and terming tho mayor "old and garrulous." Ho called tho Frank case a "football of politics." . Commenting on Mr. Woodward's statement that three-fourtns of the people of Georgia, Including himself, believed Frank guilty, and condoning tho lynching, Mr. Slaton said: "Similar utterances made before tho lynching naturally resulted In subse quent lawlessness. In one breath ho pro posed to defend the fair name of At lanta and Georgia, and In the next breath he casts on them tho most ter rible condemnation. "Mayor Woodward suggested I could not with safety return to Georgia with in a year. Such a statement is not only a gross reflection on tho Btato. but is absurd and ridiculous, and It Is further stimulative of the mob Impulse, coming from an official who should stand In favor of Jaw and order. It, la In accordance with utterances of others who expect to utilize the Frank caso for political preferment. "I was born In Georgia and I love her and her reputation. I shall return there In accordance with my orlglnaj Intentions. "I think Mayor Woodward's state ment is an affront to the people of Georgia Instead of a defense. He is old and garrulous." Mayor Woodward had declared that Frank suffered tho "Just penalty for an unspeakable crime." Mayor Woodward's address waa maae at a banquet of the California State Assessors' Association here. Little or no applause greeted his re marks, although he waa listened to with close attention. i I. , Control Big Factor. Th,o large measuro of control by the Carranza troops In Mexico is a big factor In the existing situation. It cannot bo said that It Is going to lcall' to recognition of Carranza, but there is no question that unless Car ranza yields to the peace appeal, It will bo extremely embarrassing for this Government and the Latin-American governments to get anywhere In composing Mexican troubles and that, short of getting tho various factlon allsts to agree to a peace convention or conference, thera-secms no present solution of the situation short of recognizing Carranza. Of course, It is obvious that even if Carranza were recognized thera would not be peace In Mexico unless Carranza should go then prove powerful enough to ahead and stamp out revolution. In tho light of what Is known here concerning the progress made by Car ranza In a military way In recent months. It cannqt be doubted that If he sticks out against the' peace con ference and his military leaders' unite with him In opposing any plan but recognition of Carranza, and If, fur ther this Government then seeks to coerce Carranza Into a program of ltd own, a hornets' nest will be stirred "P. Norway .Protests Mai! Destruction By Germans CHRISTIANIA, Aug. W.-The Norwe gian government today formally pro tested to Germany against the stopping of the Norwegian steamer Haakon VII, near Bergen, and tho Jettisoning of a large amount of mall destined for England. WILSON LINER SUNK .. BY GERMAN U-BOAT Steampship Grodno, of Hull, Sent to Bottom, But Crew Re ported Saved. LONDON, Aug. 19.-The Wilson liner Grodno has been sunk by a Gorman submarlnr-. The crew has been rescued. The Grodno was owned by T. Wilson & Sons, and was registered at the port of Hull. She displaced 1,955 tons and was 295 feet long, fiho was built at Glasgow In 1912. ' Another submnrlno victim reported to day was tho 488-ton Liverpool stcamor Thornlleld, owned bv tho Zallah Ship ping and Carrying Company. Her crew v.as rescued. Tho Servlno, also a Wilson liner, was sent to tho bottom by, a U-boat today. Dispatches said tho crew was rescued. I Annual Anoriit Sale of Furniture and Hnmp NppJs Sayings of 10 to 50 Per Cent Linked With Deferred Payments V LL FORMALLY ACCEPTS PEACE PLAN Wcda . W r 4 4 1 .v a. LJsner, v ana l ltn ds. JW light of having been used bv nrn.Gnr- man interests, and the Administration fears It may have a hurtful political effect. refugees, reached here from Galveston today. Joe Kneaves, manager, says that hetweeh 50 to 100 lives were lost there. D. U. (Dixie) Carroll estimated the number of deaths at much less. The water at one time was six feet deep In Galveston. Nine big oil tanks burst, spreading oil over tho city. A dance wah held at the Hotel Galvez when the storm was fiercest Monday night. Candles were used after the power house went out of commission. Hundreds of persons took refuge In the hotel and other large buildings. Fire, destrjed the Blum Notion Company, the O. K. Laundry, the Texas Dry goods Company and badly damaged the E. S. Levy building. Twenty Drown When. Hotel Collapses In Gulf of Mexico Storm THE WEATHER REPORT. The forecast for tho District of Co lumbiaFair tonight and Friday: con tinued cool, with gentle northwest to north winds. Maryland Fair tonight; Friday fair In east, with increasing cloudiness In vest portion; gentle northwest to north winds. Virginia Fair tonight and Friday, ex cept prcfcablc showers in southwest por tion; .gentle to moderate north and northeast winds. TEMPERATURES. U. B. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S. 8 a. m 62 I 8 a. m 9 a. m 66 9 a. m. 71 73 10 a. m 09 I 10 a. ills '5 77 79 81 11 a. m 72 11 a. m. 12 noon 73 12 noon. 1 p. m 75 I 1 p. m.. TIDE TABLE. High tide at 2:0S a. m. arid 2:35 p. m. Low tide at 9:07 a. m. and 9:10 p. m. SUN TABLE. Sun rises at 3:17 I Sun sets at.....:0 Light automobile lamps at 7:28 p. m. EWEL Cash Pnc Easy Pay hva 708 7th ST. GALVESTON, Aug. 19. Twenty per sons were drowned at Virginia Point, opposite Galveston, in the collapse of the Causeway Hotel with sixty guests, according to reports reaching here. to day. The life-saving station at Surf Side, Tex., is reported to have been demolished. Fire loss at Galveston Is estlma'ted at $350,000. The greatest flood damage In Galveston proer was along Sea Wall boulevard, east of Tremont street, where scores of dwellings toppled over. The wreck was complete from Eleventh street to Nineteenth street, loss In that district being estimated at not less than $15,000,000, with the loss q.f twenty six lives, according to wireless advices reaching here today. The United Fruit Company, owners of the passenger steamer Marowljne, missing for four days on her trip here from Belize, will aek the Government to send a revenue cuter in search of the vessel. The Marowljne carries clghty-slx persons, passsngcrs and crew. The hurricane cost the entire South $60,000,000. according to estimates based on reports from various sections of the devastated area. The loss In damage to buildings Is roughly estimated at JIO.OOO.COO, to cotton and other crops $20,o:0,0O0 an dto oil fields $2,000,000. Save the Baby Use the reliable HORLICK'S ORIGINAL Malted Milk Upbuilds every part of the' body effic iently. Endorsed by thousands of Phy sicians, Mothers and Nurses the world more than a quarter of a century. t, no' cooking nor additional cd. Simply dissolve in water. n other 10003 often fail. HORLICK'S, Racin; Wit. ubstltut la "Just Good QKLICH'Si ttf Original Frank's Body Reaches Home, Unnoticed By All :-" Except His Relatives NEW YORK, Aug. 19. The mutilated body of Leo M. Frank rested early today In a back room of a Brooklyn undertak ing establishment, where It was being made presentable as possible before be ing taken to the home where the father and mother waited. Some time about noon tht parents were expected to have the bbdy of their son home. No word to this effect was given out, but the fact that arrange ments were made quietly for the pres ence of a number of police officers at that time made It seem certain. No i(Ollce guard was necessary when the train bringing the corpse reached the" Pennsylvania station at 6:25, half an hour late. Aside from a dozen of ficers and as many reporters, Frank's sister and her husband. Otto Stern, were the only persons waiting. The scene between Mrs. Stern and Mrs. Leo Frank, as the two blacU gowned women met In the great, almost empty concourse of the station, was affecting. Accompanying Mrs. Frank were two attorneys who had helped de fend her husband, and two other friends. The body was placed In a motor con veyance and' headed for thfe Stern home In Brooklyn, so It was announced, for the purpose of forestalling Interference or demonstrations at Its real destina tion, the undertaking establishment. However, the precaution appeared un necessary, since a few small bovs formed the only crowd about the Brook lyn home. Burns Denies He Will Hunt Frank's Lynchers NEW YORK. Aug. 19. Emphatic In his assertion that Leo Frank died as "only an Innocent man can die," Will lam J. Burns, head of the Burns De tectlve Agency, declared today that he was through with the case and has no intention of going to Georgia to find the men who lynched the convicted murderer of Mary Phagan. "The statements In the papers that I Intend to go South on this case arc foolish." said Burns. "If Frank were guilty he could not have died as he did. The mob of Georgia convicted Frank Just as it murdered him.'' Asks Governor Not To Honor Requisition Papers From Georgia CHICAGO, Aug. 19. Edward J. Dodd, president of the Chicago Patrolmen's Association, has made public a letter which he said he had sent to Governor Harris, of Georgia. The letter stated that the lynching of Leo M. Frank Indicated that Georgia was not capable of self-government, and that therefore he would ask Gover nor Dunne, of Illinois, not to honor Continued from First Page. ter republics, wc are . readv to accent and cordially do accept" their good of fices. Villa closed by saying: "I want to state clearly that, all military chiefs as well as the civil ians attached to the conventionalist aimy, are willing to establish In Mexico a provisional .government that will guarantee tho election to which the people will he convocatfd to iject with liberty Its officers, ns we have no further desire savo that tho nomination will he In favor .of a determined man." The Villa reply was directed to Secretary Lansing and each, of the Latin-American diplomats. It was sent direct to Mr. Llorcnte, Vllla'i agent, with Instructions to forward copies to each of the diplomats. Plan Third Conference. Another step In the Pan-American effort to obtain peace In Mexico was taken today. Arrangements were In progress for a third conference of the six Latln-Amerlcan diplomats so-operating with Secretary of State Lan- plng. It Is planned to hold the third conference next week. If possible, tor convenience of the Central and South American representatives at Northern Bummer resorts tho conference will probably be held at New York. The thfrd conference will consider the replies from the Mexican military and political lcadors to the peace pica of August 11. Advices that General Carranza's reply probably will be made public Saturday or at least early next week led to the arrangements for the forthcoming conference. The peace plea asked that answers be sub mitted before Saturday. A now complication In the Pan-American program developed today. It was reported that suggestions have been re ceived, nt least from one European power, that Carranza's government bo recognized. This is said to have been one of the subjects on Mexican affairs discussed yesterday between British Ambassador Spring Rice and Secretary Lansing. The Administration has as surances, however, that none of, tho powers will recognize any faction in Mexico until the results of the peace efforts are seen and the lead of the United states followed. It has been sug gested that the United States would deplore action from Europe as in Huerta's case, when Huerta w'as recog nized by England, although this Govern ment rofused recognition. Efforts Were made today to re-establish communication with Vera Cruz. No word has been received from Consul Sllllman for four days. Wireless re ports from the battleships Louisiana and New Hampshire, which arrived yes terday at Vera Cruz, however, did not report anv disturbances. Will See Diplomats. Secretary Lansing will, on Friday, re ceive the Brazilian and Guatemalan ministers to Mexico, who left New Or leans last night for Washington. A special audience with President Wilson next week Is also planned. It was learned today, tho State De partment has In Its possession official information as to the territory in con trol of Carranza, and it shows that mote than three-fourths of the country Is under Carranza domination. More over tho military power of Villa, ac cording to this, official Information, is en the wane. Not only Is this true, bu,t some of the official advices to tho State Department tend to show that governmental con altlons In the centers held by Carranza chiefs are Improving. Not much doubt exists here that If Curranza had pursued a more wise ami tactful policy, and had shown himself sufficiently broad-gauged to deal prop erly with foreigners and otherwise meet tho big problems beforo Mexico Hours: 8:15 to 5 Trimmed Hats Finally Reduced Were $6.00 $ Were IT.SOfrft Were $10 If it's a Palais Royal Hat it's not a factory made. Best possible S6.00 to $10.00 hats are now finally reduced and made $1.98 to $3.98. Many chic sailors and small turbans, of leghorn, hair and hemp, in white, black, and colors, variously trimmed, assuring a best possible hat for YOU. '.' &KS53? Waists Finally Reduced 49c Were $1.00 All the broken lots are to be bunched on sjeet floor tables tomorrow brought down from I the third floor. Look for sheer voile waists witlT dainty collars. Also for attractive models of flesh color voile with neat tucking. Tailored effects, also hundreds in -correctly new styles with low necks and $ sleeves One dollar values at only 49c $1.50 Waists 7ltr Ot. sfif Finn . -, Choice of twenty (20) different styles, of voile, crepe voile, and lawn. Elaborate lingerie effects and plain tailored models with low neck and 4 sleeves. All sizes. $2 Waists fc! Q On Third Floor P This Palais Royal Waist Shop has been most famous this season for its $2.00 waists. Note the quantity and elaboration of the lace and embroidery trimmings. Women's Wash Suits $1 QQ Boys' Wash Suits U 00 Were $12.50 to $17.50 Were $1.95 to $3.50 P"V" Genuine Palm Beach Cloth, Panama Cloth, and Real Linen Suits, women's and misses' I sizes, man tailored and $12.50 to SI 7.50 values at only $4.99. The Boys' Suits, sizes 3 to 8 years, at $1.00 instead of $1.95 to $3.50. - sBMUbr H M SOROSIS Special Offering of Women's Pumps and Colonials Turned and Welt Soles In this, lot there are none worth less than $4.00 and 5.00. 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