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XX xx THE WEATIIEK REPORT tii.sa. fkpt, 7. Thi ttntpAcijun m i v i mi 11 id DO, minimum BB. South h iit-K it ii i i i lrfiplUtton it i ORKCAti I' Oklaboroti I'unly rim Wedntidiy; edaltfr b) night. Tliurftdftj 'i pooler m ram. I :: :: xx XX XX FtFI A 1 1 "J" 55 jlji 8 8 U 8 8 8 I t I.I. I.I sl l Willi VHHOCIATIIH PHKS8 HI.POltT ARM lS XX XI AMONG THE WANT ADS tin n yon Ion anything f v i t Ion mi 'hi foiiini it. Ucail odiy'i ClnuUtod puna and Vol.. X. NO. 300 TULSA. OKLAHOMA. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1915 TEN PAOES PRICE FIVE CENTS mm pun The Hand i Genius Placing Final Artistic Touches Upori ll, Many UNDER SPUR OF DR. DUMA SAYS I ( " 1 1 f .nlam mm mm mm m. mm 5 WORTHY OF f; ... u..v,u.'. '" ... ... . - . CZAfS iiUSSIANS HIS LtlltH lu & ion mm Pageantrv at Third Annual Oklahoma Durbar to be Held Next Week More Evidence of Conspitf ;ic to ( 'mil rol Texas Is Jncovered. LACE OF ABILITY IS GREAT HANDICAP Yesterday Passed Without Outbreaks; Troops Kept mi Guard. BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 7. Mine evidence of a widespread conspiracy among Mexlcani cm both hhii.s of the boundary to try to over throw tmerlcan authority in the bor der country was turned up by the authorities here today, a circular let ter found which antedated iy three months the lil: f t lie San Diego rev- olutlon plot. Tills circular was dated October 1. 1914. It was sent by a Mexican resident on ranch near Brownsville to Mexicans on both sides of the border, appealing to them to "rise in favor of Carransa and of lnd pendence because at the rate we Hre going here We soon will be living AS slaves of the Americans." The letter promised those answer ing the call "money anil offices, pro vided they still live at the end of the battles." The authorities (liil nol make public the names of the Mexi cans appearing on these circulars, he lievinu that by keeping the identities secret they will have an opportunity to capture some of the signers. In Organised Plan. It was also learned today Dial more letters from Lower California have lieen found among the effects of Mexican houses searched many miles inside the American border. These letters indicated that organized plans have been afoot for probably more than a year. More buttons hearing a red flag, inscribed "Land and Liberty", have also been found. Today passed, however, without re- ports of outbreaks. Concerning pos sible danger from the wide extent of the revolutionary plot an army officer said today that while the organizers of the tirplising seem to have evolved n plan worthy of "Von Moltke," tit y lack Intelligence and ale unable to exec ute it. Me pointed to the at tempts to CUl wires, saying that nl t hough tile bandits repeatedly had tried to OUt wires at a point where nil the line s running out of the valley were within the reach of one man. they seldom severed them all. ap parently through technical Ignorance. He said that they had shown Inabil ity even to burn railroad bridges. their attempts usually damaging only u small part Of the trestles, Major w. H. Hay, chief of staff for Major General Frederick Punstoti, to lay continued his trip inspe tin, the posts and Ho intry along the river ibove Brownsville. All ipproaches Guarded. Tonight near I trow nsv ille all Im portant towns and railroad bridges w.re under strong guard of United states troops, it was reported to the American authorities that two of the known bandit leaders. Anlceto Plxano mil Luis De i.a Kosa, have been seen In the mat-Met place at Matairn ros this week and probably still are In that city. General B. P. Mafarrate was asked through the Mexican oonsul here tee arrest these two and turn them over to the Texas officers. Americans arriving in MatatTioros today hy automobile from Victoria, shout two hundred miles south of Matamoros, reported no signs of treeu- ele eer unrest in the territory tliey jassed through. Torrcon Falls, HI, PAJSO, Sept. 7 Passengers to day on the first train freem Mexico In ten clays brought reports of the re moval of the railroad office and archives from Torrcon to chihuahua City, together with various other mov able government property. It was saiel (Jeneral Angeles has returned to Chihuahua t'lty, where other reports confirm his presence to day. General Villa, it was said, also visited Chihuahua City Sunday. The rcpeert of the fall ef BattlllO leached TofTOOIl een Saturday, hut created no excitement there. Troops 'it that time were being rushcel from forreon to Paradon, Decrees regulating prices for the -ale e.f merchandise and the rle of bXChangS In 'H'a territory were un nforced, it was said. Kxchange, herefore, was upon the- border basis I a fraction under 2 cents. The JuarSS railway eefficers today refused booking! further seeuth than leerreon. l too;: :j;jstria is o. k. Nicliolas Takes Personal Dual Citizeiiship Subject ol Command of All Hi ';ist Annies. Lansing's ( 'onferenee With Ambassador, ACTIVITY IN WEST KEEP AUSTRIANS OUT IS NOW EXPECTED OF U S. FACTORIES Photo by Clarence .lack, photographer tee Her Majesty Scene in the "den" at the fairgrounds, where the artists and workmen are Completing the floats for the night parades of Durbar week. These floats will nresent in allegorical fashion an argument in favor of peace and a representation "f the Durbar slogan. "Peace Brings Prosperity." They are being constructed at a cost of $6.uou and will make their first appearance next Tuesday night. Thousands e.f oolored electric bulbs will illuminate the floats. TEXAS DEFENDANTS jQUEtM AM0-HAL-K3 jCONSIDiR REPLIES MYSTERY SHROUDS PLEAD NOT GUILTY NAMES EUYAL PARTY! OF MEXICAN CHIEFS MUSKOGEE MURDER Military Experts Believe Death by clanging Punish. Riga Will !' Success- I raenl 'v Manufacturing Pullv Defended. placed himself al the army which he announc gram to Raymond Polnci of Prance, and the visit After Entering Pleas (iuv ernment Begins Taking Testimony. Prominenl People tt Hold Cnurt Positions During Durbar. TELLS ABOUT MONEY QUEEN VISITS "DEN" LatiurAmerican 1 diplomats to Meet Next Week for This Purpose. While Bearing Is in Prog ress Cl rand .Jury Con tinues Probe. tnake Bhakes Costa Rten. NKW YORK, Seiet. 7. The Central and Heeiith American Telegraph com pany today reported that earthquakes had Interrupted their cable lines be. tWeen San Juan Del Sur, Costa RleSS and Salinas Cruz. Their re port states I hut the shocks were very heavy in e.sia Kica, hut there are. no indl -a-Juns of loss of life In the ir adv leSSSi, Norwegian Italk Snek. MOBIUB, Sept. 7. Captain Olsen, master of the Norwegian bark Frank, today cabled from Havana that bis vuMel was wrecked ofi the roast during the recenl hurt The erew was save'l Tie P sailed from Mobile A rt II with a cargo uf Vniler for BuratM Airees. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas. Sept. 7. Forty-one defendants, includ ing a number f prominent men in public .'lei business affairs ill Nueces county, charged by Indictment with conspiring and abetting frauds at the general election last November, pleaded not guUty in federal ceeurt he re today . t 'tie witness was exam ined bi fore c ourt adjourned for the night. Ten jureers wi re selected ye s terday, and practically the entire morning sessieeti of court was de voted to the selection of two addi tional jury men. Defendants' Plea of not guilty came h.te this afternoon, after the reading e.f the blanke t Indictment, which com prises slXty-tWO typewritten pages. After each of the forty-one defend ants hied entered his plea, the taking of evidence began. Kred C. Headley was the first witness for the- govern ment. He is superintendent of a local traction company. Needed 11,500, 1 1 cud lev testified that lust previous to the last general election lie attended a democratic party lin e ting here at which, among others. County Judge Walter K Timon of Nueces county, Kd Castleberry, former county consta ble, and Henry Stevens, a local mer chant, were in attendance-. He elid not like the personnel of the meeting, Headley testified, and finally left the hull after he hail overheard a remark by Judge Timon that it would "take $2,.'eOU to $:t,nuO to curry the elec tion. He testified that before leaving the meeting the polltax lists hud been checked and certain of the Democrats attending hud been assigned a num ber of n. lines eef veiters to "see In be half of the county ticket." These names, he swore, included both Amer icans and Mexicans. Headley testified Judge Timon told August I Vhlinger. county clerk, thut the eeppnsing party wieiilel spend money "like water" und the Democrats would have tO raise- $I,t00 to 11,000. On cross-examination Head!cy said the manner of expending the money when collected wus not mentioned while hej whs In the hull. other witnesses win be examined when court OonvansS tomorrow morn ing. i . i aoel Ini v m ill Busy. Congressman John Oarner, whose election, with that of Congressman "Cyclone" Davis and Jeff Mcftiemors, the defendants Hre alleged to have . einspired to secure by fraudulent means, appeared in court und re mained throughout the day with at tomeys for the- defense. The HUns grand Jury that last June teturntd the Indictments against the NusfleS county residents, now on trial, today continued its investigation.- of the last general election In Duval county. Twenty witnesses were called during the day and a report is ex- Ler Majesty Makes Official nspection t' Pageantry Floats. . HER MAJESTY liueen Amo-Hal-KO, first of tile House of Bray mer, yesterday made known through her re.eyal scribe the pe rsonnel of her attendants, court officials and pa geantry participants, Following is a llts of the royal party, us announced by Her Majesty: Cardinal ESdward O. Tilburne. Royal Bprlbe Olenn Condon. Lord Mayor Mayor of Tulsa. Keeper of Kevs Teem Wilson. Keeper of Jewe ls it. B, Kessler, Maids eef lienor Bess Bruily and Nancy Tounkman, Royal Trumpeter Mrs. Glenn Con don. Uncle Sam and Columbia- Mr. and Mrs. Otis McCllntock. Her Majesty's Personal Emissary Jane- Strouvelle. (luards Jack Porter, Itobert Cal breath, Frank Dlllard and William Black Uerabls Paul Keid and Ray Steb blns. (ireek Mai'ls Hess Hudson, Nancy Yoiinkinan, Blanche House- and Irene 1 lelaney. Plower girls Ruth Allen Braymer anil Mary 1'auliiie Perry. 1'ages Paul Robert Edward Hannon. Sisters of ( 'hurit v for Florence Botefuhr and Bethel Cone Allegorical figures feer "War" float -Helen Cartter, Storey Marion McCllntock, Ceuirt Jester J. t Keeper of Royal I llbbona, Keeper of Royal ;raham. Mualctan to Her I). Young. Photographer to Clarence Jack. Allegorical figures for "Industry" float J. I, Terry and Homer Conlev. Allegorleul figures for "Art and Music float J. K. Washingteen and Harry Campbell "Spirit of '71" allegorical figures- -Carl Cox. Joe Carson and Morris Mil ler. Practically all of the foregoing will participate In the coronation eere. mOUy at Convention hall next M"n day night. Rehearsals will start to- CARRANZA RETICENT at II; Ih .im- Mut lice Arc Unable to Develop Clues. '- But Believe Constitutional ist Leader Will Not He "Too Harsh." Abbeitt and "Peace" float WTilte and . Letcher. Palace J. Hurr Exhibits N. it. Majesty -Arthur Her Majesty WASHINGTON, Sipt. 7. Secre tary Lansing ami the Latin American diplomats co-operating with him in the effcrt to re-establish con stitutional government In Mexico will meet next week to consider replies to their appeal to tin- Mexican fac tions feer a peace- conference and to fejnnu late the next step in their plan. Mr. Lansing said today the- meet ing had not been definitely arranged, but that it would be held before- Sep tember 15, because tin- Argentine ambassador, Naeeii, leaves en that date for a visit to his heeine. As to what the next move is to be mulling has been disclosed, General Carran.a has not yet replied to the appeal, although he has given Ineli-i-atlceiis unofficially that he would cb-- c line the offer of assistance made by tho Pan-American conferees. Gen erals Villa ami Zapata and many leaders affiliated with them have agred to tin- proposed peace confer- i e-nce. Expsc1 Repl) Vny linn. General Carranas maj reply before the conferees meet again and there are some officials who believe- thut he i at least will le ave the. way eepeli for further negotiations. Officials are convinced, however, that Carransa win make a tremendous effort within the next few wee ks to drive Villa from his strongholds at Torreon and chihuahua and thus establish virtually Complete , supremacy e.f his gov ernment. Gen eral Obrsgon and oth'-r Carransa com- tnanders have, bee n unusually active j within the last ten days. A statement of the military operations Issued to night by tho Carransa agency describes the capture of Icamole, Baltillo, Pare- don and either cities from the Villa ; forces. Again today Carranza and his com manders een the Me xican border Issued I statements disclaiming any participa tion bv their .force's In border raids and asserting that orders had been given for co-operation with United States forces to avert border hostilities. Spcria! to Tht W.erlel. MUSKOGEE, Sept. 7. The badly decomposed body of n. C. Perry, a Missouri, Oklahoma A Oulf copper smith, was found in his home this aft ernoon iy fellow workmon who had be me alarmed over his abse nce. Officials are illvlileel tonight be tween murder and suicide theories. Perry has a wife and child, win, two weeks ago we-re at Ada, OkUu, on a visit. The' wife was notified tonight. A hasty examination by a physician showed that Perry had probably been struck In the he-ad with a eiiiii weapon, but u more care ful examination has left this In doubt, Pe rry was last SSI n by neighbors Saturday night. He was in conversa tion with another man, both sitting on the porch of hi.-, hoiire. When found Perry's body was flat on tho floor on its back and in a bedroom. A hatchet wis found on the- place, but bore no lil 1 marks. In the man's kitchen were twn packages eef groceries, which, by the- date-, were delivered some- time Saturday. On the front porch were unused copies of Sunday's ami Tuesday's newspapers. In the dining roeem place's had been prepared for two, leading officers to believe that Perry had company. A search is now being in. nil- feer the man seen with him Saturday night. A coroner's Jury, sworn in at the house, has as yet been unable tee reach a verdict. SEEKS BANKRUPTCY FOR N. 0. NEWSPAPER KW ORLEANS, Sept. 7. - Butt ask ing for the appointment e.f a rcee-iwr for thi- seem hern Publishing company, publisher eef the New Orleans Ameri can, a elailv newspaper, was filed in district court here today ley Hal M. leavid, formerly advertising manager of the publication. David charges the company is withholding from him 11,070 alleged to tee due on advertising contracts The American was organised about the first of this year following sever ance eef relations between the local typographical union ami the three daily newspapers in New- Orleans Members of the union were' among LI ind IN, Sept. 7 i Hi p m i The news that Elmperor Nicholas has head of his id in a tele re, president paid by the French commander-ln chief, General Joffre, in the Italia unj foreshadow it is believed m military circles here, stirring events cm both the eastern and western fronts, in which the III lilies of all Ille' allies will eel -1 eperat e. it is declared the Russians ale al ready nearly. If met quite, holding their own against I lie Austrians and Germans whose advance at most points has been stopped and in places are' on t he offen.-iv e, Riga Is Danger Point. Riga remains the danger polnl but the fact that the Russians continue to occupy the town after the Germans have advanced to the Dvlna southeast of Riga leads military writers to the conclusion that the Russians feci rea sonably sure ol their ability to defend the Fiver and lii time tn push suf ficiently far westward tee relieve' the pressure on their forces em the shore's of tile lilllf ol Riga. Westward of Dvinsk und Vilnii the Russian offensive has now he-Id the Germans for more than a week anil to the- military Observers those two low lis seem fairly oafs unless the in vaders are to bring up sirong rein forcements. Kast and southeast of Grodno the Russians have taken up new positions across the river St. ch.n. i ami its numerous tributaries, and are protecting the net wmk eef rail ways which run eastward ami north ward to the' interior of the country. Battle iii Marshes, To the southeast again, among ths forests ami swamps to the northeast srn edge of the Prlpel marshes, a greal battle is In progress between the army of Prince Leopold eef Bavaria and the troops of the Russian center, tin latter having finally elected to make a stand, Amid the Prlpet marshes the German field marshal, Mackensen, is working hard for a de cisive result. He reports thai in- has taken iwo Russian positions, Sllll another battle is being fought for tin- triangle of fortifications fur ther south, of w inch Rovno ami Dubno remain in the hands of the Russians. I'lii' Austrians ami Russians ate facing i ,e-h other across the Sereth mer in Ualicla, where the fighting is I Continuous, The stands WhlOh thee Russians are making suggest that their supply of munitions is ample, A Petrograd correspondent says the ammunition shortage e,r the Russians has b.e n corrected and that while Hie production is slow it is Incessant ami growing In activity and method Artillery Duels Continue. For the thirteenth successive day the allies have bombarded German positions In the west, ,,nly varying then- artillery activity by occasional air raids, sapping ami mining opera tions ami bomb-throwing, in this fighting the Germans are also taking part and BUOceSS rests first with one sub- and then the' Other, Similar activity Is notlOSd on tho part of the AustrO-HungMign army along the northern frontier of Serbia, uinie- the Teutons are strengthening their position on the rivers Save ami Danube presumably preparatory to a new offensive movement. BRITAIN IS READY FOR U. S. PROPOSALS Munitions for Enemy the organizers. ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ARKANSAS DIES iContinued n Page Two.) my four Water Rill. Your water hill Is now due and must be paid on or before the tenth or service will be discontinued or (anally added. This is your last notice. CITY WATK DKPAP.T.M ENT. Mei-I --Take Meles" ill Mpilrtj). MEXICO city. Sept. 7 General i Pablo Gonsales win tomorrow make public a decree calling the attention I "f all Mexicans anil eethers to tin fact ! that the amnesty decree. Issued by j him een July 1.1 last, will expire een I September IB. All Mexicans aro warned that after that date only feer i eigners can assume neutrality. Me v : leuns not making a declaration of ael- iiesion to the constitutionalist cause will be Considered enemies and se verely punished. Sympathisers with either move. ments, the decree will provide, and merchants who refuse constitutional- lat iinfter er ve.be, sncc'llate. Ill food. (stuffs or in either paper money issued am treated us enemies. LITTLE ROOK. Ark.. Sept. 7. A message from Wsukt the, Wis., tonight told of the death there late this after noon of wiiiiam i.. Moose, to, attorney general eef the state of Arkansas. Mr. Mnose went to Waukesha six weeks ago in the hope of Improving his health. Heart disease was the cause f ins death. He was elected attorney g'jneiai m the fail of llll ami was re-elected In September t last ye-ar Us was presi dent of the state senate in 1S97 and also served two terms as e ircuit Judge, He was a member 'ef the board of gove rnors e,f underbill university at the lime of his death ami was feer sev eral vears vice-president feer Arkansas of thy A met lean Bar assentation. WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 Definite informaiioii was e abb ei i,v Ambassa dor Page- from London today that Greal Britain is now prepared tee ac cept Informal representations by the foreign trad,, advisers ot the staii de partment as a means of releasing American-owned goods of German and Austrian origin now held up at neutral ports by the British "order in council. The arrangement te be worked out will result In the trade advisers H sinning negotiations which have been Interrupted since June IS bj the Brll ish refusal to consider further appli cations fer special permits under the "nli r In council. Ooodh amounting to i7.ooo.oio baVg been lie d up at Rotterdam alone, and It Is expected that the new ar- rangefflenl wUI release not .in y these shipments, but -ill gooeis of German ami Austrian 'manufactsre for w hu-b American Importers have incurred obligations. pi. .l. -.ii Made Mine Pre -lib lit. GOLDEN, Col., Sept. 7. Dr. Wil liam it. Phillips, formerly a member of the faculty eef the University f Texas, was installed president of the Colorado State' School of Mines here today. The dedication Of the lr. I A. declines chair of safety in mines was a (caluit- of the t&eiciaee. WASIIIM !T' IN, Sept. 7 lb. Constantin Dumba, the Austro- Hungarian ambassador, laid before Secretary Lansing toda) an explana tion of a letter written bj him tee the lenna foreign office discussing plans tor w n luiiawing Austro-Hungartao labor from American plants making war supplies for Greal Britain and her allies. Neither tin- ambassador nor Mr. Lansing would comment upon tin- in terview when it was over. The im pression prevailed in official quarters, howe ver, that the secretary would sub mit the matter to President Wilson with whom would rest the decision as tee whether the explanation was satis factory, Tin- text of Doctor Dumha'l letter, recently seized by British authorities from its bearer, .lames !' J. Archi bald, an American newspaper corres pondent, was cabled t" the state de partmenl eerily today te Ambassador ' Page at London and had been the jsubjecl of a conference between the president ami secretary Lansing ie fore tin- ambassador reached the de partment ii is understood that the use of an American passport to shield the messenger who carried not only the Dumbs letter but dispatches from , the German embassy ami other docu ments was regarded by them as i u it e as serious a matter as the activities levelll. el by tile letter Itself. No Violation or r. s. Laws, Mr. Lansing's only statement mi thi subject was negative' response when : , "-el ,-l whether any steps had beer taken toward bringing the- situation in the attention e.f the Austro-Hun garlan foreign office. Prom reliable, oources it was learned tonight that Doctor Dumba in making his explanation outlined the Anstrn Hungarian View of the' plans dealt Witt, in ills letter bontendins that it con templated me violation f the laws ol the United Slates. So far, it was said 'no steps had been taken but the am baasador had be-cn Instructed tee glv publicity te, a new decree of Ills gov- ernmenl making nationals liable undei martial 'aw far rendering assistance is the manuafcture of munitions of wai for ihe enemyi Tins decree previous! announced provides punishment oi long terms e.f Imprisonment ami even death by hanging for Austro-Hun ga i la ns committing the offense at home or abroad. Co-operation in car rying cent the purposes eef the law, n was pointed nut, was held to be mere fulfillment of tin duty of an ambassa. dor charged with protecting of his na (locals It was not denied, however that Austria-Hungary's representative! w hile they Intel Ho lie sire- to InjUH American intere sts, would not hesitate , to handicap In any way possible ths efforts of their enemies to obtain munitions. To Mirer nli lloon, At the embassy tonight it wa. stateel that Ambassador Dumba ex. pee led he see Sei le t.uy ,,f Labor Wll- I son tomorrow before re turning to hit I summer home, at Lenox, Mass Tin ambassador Is known to lee working on a scheme for setting up tin em ploymenl bureau to take cars t f mer i who leave munition factories at hil Instigation, He- wants .the co-opera. I tion of department eef labor official! I in the plan. There has been no suggestion her that the ambassador had violated American law ami apparently th only question is whether the admlnls Itratlon will regard his ae-ts ai breaches of diplomatic propriety Dolteer Illlllllea IlllllSe'lf asked for th conference. CARRANZA TROOPS IN PIEDRAS NEGRAS Villa iciie-.- r .el tn Bwroiindliii Hill- Win n the I in mv Ap pro ac lied j Utile I l lie lllelll . BAOLE PASS. Sept. 7. Twelve hundred Carransa troops under Gen erii Benjamin Qesraa. oocupied Pietdrag Negras, the Mexican town opposite here, today. Villa forces evacuated the place .and fled tn surmundins hills. There was little excitement attend' ant Upon the evacuation and few Hex lean refugees crossed tn the Texas side'. This is the fifth time Pi.draS Negras has changed hands since mi a ami the population had apparently mi' accustom.'. I tee swift charges. which always haVS been made with out a fight. Thirty Wounded Villa soldiers were crosseei to the- Texas side last night. They probably Will be sent tee the BI Paso Internment ramp a.- soon as they ale able to lc moved.