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Conndl to Administer Em
bargo Provision® of Eck
CountrlM to Ba Rationed'-Senate
Leader* Pnptri to Hurry Ena«t
of Food Control Bill..
Washington, 'Juno 25^—-(President
executive order today, cre
ated an exports embargo council to
administer the export embargo pro
visions of the espionage act
By the administration of embargoes
thru this council..the nation will ibe aMe
to take several steps for the success
ful prosecution of the war and also to
prevent supplies reaching Germany
The president's order vests in the
secretary of commerce the executive
administration of all instructions is
sued by the, president tinder the act
arid established an export council to
be composed of the secretary or state,
the secretary of agrioulture, the secre
tary of commerce and the food admin*
Emfaarfo on Coal and Grain.
The council will recommend to the
president proclamations to Ibe issued
putting certain commodities under ex
port control. Opal and grain will be
the ant.'commodities to go undef the
atSt/ Food. exports will be left entirely
in the H"*1* of the food administrator.
One of the first effects of the act's ap
enationwlll be to give the government
a.'firm Control of .the, domestic food
cuaatieju. fclUpplng, took will Ibe con
trolled to a large extent un0er the act
To ftatton Neutrals.
A pian for rationing the neutral
Eiiropean countries has been worked
out and will toe put Into effect Imme
Secretary Redfleld said his depart
ment would have the act in operation
in forty-eight hours.
To-Hurry Food Bill.
Senate leaders today arranged to
expedite the food control bill passed
Saturday by the house. The bill was
referred *ln thai senate today to the
Senator Reed, of Missouri, continued
his attack upon It
Chief among the amendments pro
posed are extending government con
trol to Iron and steel and their prod
ucts, copper, lead, zinc and fertilisers,
and oil and petroleum.
Senator Chamberlain, in charge of
the bill, said there was much senti
ment for having the government con
trol of basic materials as well as food.
A half dozen amendments were in
troduced today. Senator Lewis, demo
crat, Illinois, offered a substitute bill,
proposing that the president shall
have general broad authority for con
trol of foods, specifically those held for
"monopolisation" or "unjuftt prices."
Several measures which have been
before the senate as part of the war
legislation also were tacked onto the
bill as amendments. Senator Walsh
put In his bill permitting the govern
ment to lease coaj and oil lands. The
bill giving the'president power to di
rect priority In railroad shipments was
offered as an amendment by Senator
Ransdell. Senator Wadsworth tacked
on the trading with the enemy bill and
Senator Oumbilns proposed amend
ments declaring every product, includ
ing foodstuffs, cotton, coal and steel,
subject to control and requisition
should It become necessary.
To Rush War Tax Bill. ..
Prohibition amendments to the food
control legislation will not interfere
with the senate finance committee
plans to complete the war tax hill this
week and have it rea^y to follow the
food bill in the senate.
Chairman Simmons said the commit
tee would proceed on the assumption
that liquor will remain a revenue
source and, should congress accept the
prohibition proposals, the bill probably
will be returned to the committee to
consider other taxation.
The committee today continued con
sideration of the excess profits section
but made no decision. Senator Sum
mons Indicated that the committee
mlght not consider further the special
tax on publishers, but leave It for dis
cussion by the senate.
Adjournment in August.
Democratic Leader Kitchln predict
ed adjournment of Congress by Aug.
1 or Aug. If, today In announcing thaf
after next Wednesday or Thursday he
would am* 'or thfes 3ay adjourn'"""**
until the senate had passed some of
the. house legislation before lt,^y'
HOUSE ADOPTS FOOD CONTROL.
Strong Prohibition Amendment Writ
ten Into Administration Measure.
Washington, June SC.—(The admin
istration food. control bill, giving the
nresidfent broad authority to contrdi
Vne u!str?iutios food, feed and fuel
purposes and appropriating
iM for Its enforcement and-
FUEL AMD GRAIN
FIRST UNDER BAN
Food Export! to Largely In Hands
of Board Compossd of PwiK Gov
ernment Offioisia—Neutrsl European
British Ship Battles
and Sinks German
U-Boat in Atlantic
An Atlantic Port, June 25.—Members
of the crew of a British steamer wt.ii.tt
arrived here today reported having
sunk an attacking German submarine.
The British vessel sent a sbell into the
U-boat's magazine, causing an :plo-.
slon Which parted the underwater boat
about midships. Each end sank sepa
rately. The British steamr was unin
The submarine was five miles dis
tant and running away after having
attacked the Britisher, nearly 400 miles
off the coast of Ireland.
According to the story told by the
gunner of the British steamer, the sub
marine was seen first when she sent a
shall at the steamer from a distance
of about t,(KK yards. It fell short and
the steamer was Immediately swung
about to get the naval gun to work.
Steven shots were fired in rapid suc
cession and each struck very close to
"I knew had the range after tne
second shot and so did the Germans,"
said the gunner. "The Germans were
using their two guns, fore and aft,
while we had only one, but the shells
were failing short,and he started to
run. followed him with shells and
the twelfth struck just abaft the perl
scope. He was then more than 9,000
yards away.. We could all see the
boat break in half and go down.
sent four more shots into the water
at the spot where she disappeared to
let any of the "boches who might have
escaped know that wo were, still
around and would take care of them if
"At tne time our battle was going
on our wireless operator pioked up the
call of an American vessel -and also
caught a message that another Amer
ican ship was torpedoed and was sink
ing, and that the Germans were firing
on the lifeboats."
British 8toamship Sunk.
'Montreal, June 25.—The British
steamer Ortolan? a vessel of 2,145 tons
gross, owned by the Genefal Steam
Navigation Company, of London, was
torpedoed and sunk by a German stfb
on June 4 and three members
her crew lost their lives, accord
ing to survivors of the ship who ar
rived here today. An American vessel
came to the rescue and several shots
were, fired at the submersible from
guns' on board that ship.
house Saturday night after far-reach
ing prohibition provisions had been
The vota was lftS to 5, Kepresenta
ttV«a'aS01em6i^, 81ayden and Toung,
'ol Texas, democrats,, and Meeker, Mis
souri, and Ward, New'York, repiJbll
cans voting in the negative.
The prohibition provisions adopted
would prohibit the use of foodstuffs
for the manufacture of alcoholic bev
erages and would give the president
authority to take over for war pur
poses all liquor now on hand. They
were put Into the measure during the
evening In committee of the whole and
when the bill came up In the house
proper, the anti-prohibition faction did
not demand that they be voted on.
The blH now goes to the senate
where it probalbly will (be substituted^
early next week for a- similar measure
already under consideration. Leaders
hope to get the measure to conference
by July 1.
Few Important changes were made
by the house outside the prohibition
section. The control powers of the
president were .limited to articles
specifically mentioned In the bill in
stead of giving nlm "blanket authority
voluntary aids in control work were
made subject to the penal provision
all persons in the food administration
except those serving without com
pensation were placed under civil serv
ice: and the president was required to
make an annual report on the opera
tion of the hill.
There was a hot debate over the
prohibition features. Wets and drys
accused each ,other of unfairness and
iRepresentatlve'Meeker, of Missouri, a
republican, and Representative Kelly,
of Pennsylvania, democrat got Into
such a row that their friends sur
rounded them to prevent a physical
REIGN OF TERROR
Helsingfors Relieved of Threatening
Rule by Jean Bold), Anarchist, Lead
er of Band of AntlReligious Maniacs
Helsingfors, Finland, June 25.—This
city has finally been relieved from the
threat of a regime of terror under Jean
Boldt, an anarchist leader, who had
lately risen to power, and who had
gathered about him a group of follow
ers, comprising anti-religious maniacs,
and professional pickpockets, lately re
leased from jail.
After a series of Incendiary talks,
Boldt, followed by 400 rogues, raided
St. Nicholas cathedral, in the midst of
a service there, declared the building
captured' and turned into a "temple of
One of Boldt's followers, an un
frocked priest,' stepped Into the pulpit
and preached a blasphemous sermon on
the history ot reiivious shams.
Early the next morning 100 militia
men stormed the cathedral and not
Withstanding Boldt's appeals to his fol
lowers to massacre them, defeated the
criminals in a hand to hand struggle,
during which two militlatnen were
National Bank Statement Called.
Waah^irton, Jun« M.—The compr
troiier oi' tu curreudy IsksS
call fbritka' cdndft^n. of all national
fOLUME FORTY-THRi:E MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA, MONDAY, JUNE 25,1917
British Exert Constant
Pressure on Germtfli
Line in France.
One Operation Considered of Much Im
portance, Inoressing ss it Does Brit
ish Grip About
Thero is a momentary lull In tha
infantry activities on the Alsno
front. The French have virtually
sueoeeded In re -establishing In its
entirety their lino In tlte Vauxail
Ion aroa, dented by the crown
prince's forces In sudden drive.,*
on -a- narrow front last weak, fur
tl- "ghting Is In preepeot to the
eai this seotor In' ekirirtiehing
for position by the tw» armies. In
this connection the artillery activ
ity reported today along varioue
portions of the Chemin-des-Dames
plateau Is signlfloant.^
[By Associated Press Correspondent.!
With the British Headquarters in
France, June 25—Altho official state
ments report little activity, the feritlsh
are keeping up the pressure day and
night along the m-mlle front they
One operation last night was Impor
tant, increasing as it does the British
grip about Lens, Under the light of the
stars, British troops stormed and cap
tured 400 yards of front line trenches
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EMBARGO TO BE PUT ON COAL AND
AS PRELUDE TO
Yards of First Line Trenches in
Western Outskirts of Lens Are Cap
tured—Lull on Aiane Front,
The British front in northern
France is again developing signs of
renewed activity. Today's official
statement from London details an
unusual number of raids esrried
out by the British in virtuslly ev
ery importsnt sector from Belgium
to 8t. Quentin.
Operations by rsiding forces on
this scale sre usually the prelude
to offensive movements of moment.
General Haig has not struok a hard
blow on any extended front since
the week of the Messines fighting,
when the fsmous ridge on the Bel
gian front was captured and tha
way prepared for further smashing
operations in this seotor.
(Incident to last night's raids
were loosl operations that gained
ground for the British. Thus soma
progress by them below Lens and
northwoot e* Warnoton In tha
Meselnee area Is reported.
Riamont wood, in the western
outskirts of Lens, thus drawing closer
to the mining capital of Prance.
Elsewhere several raids in the dark
ness served to keep the Prussians on
edge. One of these was undertaken
west of Huiluch. Here fifteen prisoners
were brought in, while during a per
iod of two and a half hours the Brit
ish remained In the enemy trenches.
Heavy casualties were Inflicted on the
Germans and their dugouts were
Two more raids were carried out east
of Reuox and in the region of Vendrtlle,
while a local push northwest of War
neton secured two advanced posts. In
this affair a number of Germans were
German Crop Outlook Improved.
Copenhagen, June 25—A report pent
out by the German government says
that In consequence of the coming ot
the long desired rainfall the crop pros
pects In southern and western Ger
many are really brilliant. In other re
gions they are thoroughly satisfactory,
Private reports received tfy the As
sociated Press up to the second week
In Jhne described the crop prospects as
anything but brilliant. They said ralps
could do much to save suffering spring
grain and improve winter grain pros-"
pects, but In no case could they do bet
ter that produce a bare middle har
Ruse '^Liberty Loan" Attracts,^
Petrograd, June 25—"Subscriptions to
the 2,000,040,000 ruble Russian "liberty
loan" 'today, approached.the
000 ruble mark.
Hopes to Democratic Germany.
£eriln, via London, June a5.--JpjiUlp
Scheidemann, the socialist leadar, cele
brated bis return from the Stockholm
conference by the publication In Vor
waerts of a two-column article 1°
which he reveals himsfelf as anything
but optimistic concerning early page*
"In spite of Stockholm, alas," ha
mid fear that we shall ha called
upon to face the fourth winter of war.
To prevent this, if possible, in an hon
orable way, must be our duty. Qae ot
the means ot achieving this, while not
infallibly certain yet, nevertheless most
promising, Is the democratifatlon ot
Three Casolt Regiment? Desert.
Amsterdam, June M.-r-Three Qeeeb
r*»!mmts have deserted to ths Rus
sians, according to a statement on
Saturday to a coauaittaa-o
Germany Keeps Close
fTab 01? M*n, Crops
Copenhagen, June 'Military Ger
many long ago Introduced a card cata
log system for men and live stock.
Every male human and every horse
and beast of burden were examined in
peace time to determine suitability for
service, was indexed and cross-indexed
so as to be ready for immediate serv
This system is now about to be ap
plied to the food harvest. Orders have
been given to begin a giant card cata
log in which all grains in stock, pota
toes still in the ground, fruits and oth
er products Will be entered, together
with details of acreage, the number of
individuals and live stock on each farm
and the anfount of food or fodder the
farmer Is entitled to retain for all pur
poses. This will be followed by regu
lar reports thru all stages of growth,
harvest and delivery thru the hands of
wholesalers, the miller and the retailer
to the ultimate consumer.
from South Austria, by the retiring
Austrian cabinet, as published in the
Lokal Anzeiger" and Tageblatt of Ber
Artillery Duel Tliruout Night.
Paris, June 26.—£$harp artillery
fighting was In progress continually
during the night near Eroidmont farm,
the war office announced today.:
PROMISES AMERICAN AID.
locomotive* and still toons locomo
tives" are the fundamental needs of
Russia today, according to Professor
LomonosoCf, railroad minister with the
"Quito frankly I can say to you, our
A!merican friends," he said "give us lo
comotives and we shall give you mill
Russia needs at once 1,000 ten-whe^l
American locomotives to put her idle
cars In operation)" another thousand
with an appropriate number of cars
to free the congested freight terminals,
and another «50 annually to meet the
deficiency between Russia's manufac
ture and her needs for renewal and
The United States, the professor said.
Is Russia's hope in this huge program
BIG DAM BREAKS
LOSS IS SEVERE
Pries Irrigation Company Dam, Near
Fairvisw, Utah, Qivss Way, Waters
Inundsting Towns and Farm Coun
Tairview, Utah, June 26.—The dam
of the Price Irrigation Company, twelve
miles from here, which started to break
yesterday, was a total loss today. All
fears that there will be loss of life in
the towns in the path of the 11,000
acre feet of water released by the
break were dispelled today with the
announcement of the Rio Grande rail
road that its force of men had taken
hundreds of men, women and children
While officials of the Irrigation com
pay were unable to give any estimate
of the loss to the dam, crops and other
property, they said it probably would
Entire Branch Road Loat.
Salt Lake City, June 25.—The entire
branch of the Denver A Rio Grande
railroad at Schofleld, about five miles
from where the mammoth reservoir
dam near Falrvlew, Utah, broke last
night, destroying thousands of dollars
in crops, was completely wiped out to
day. 8a say the meager reports re
ceived her^ at the local offices of the
Communication has been almost en
tirely cut oft and definite information
regarding the break Is impossible.
CUAZ pleao® guilty.
Alleged Head ol "Hlgfc Grading Can
apiraey" to Testify For Government.
Cheyenne, Wyo„ June Mr—Antonio
.Cuas, alleged head of the so-called gold
"high grading conspiracy," pleaded
guilty in ths United State* distriot
court here today. Sentence was defer
red. Cuas, it was announced, will be
the principal witness against eighteen
other men indicicu wU uiis.
Cuas admitted his guilt on three
counts—conspiracy to defraud the gov
ernment conspiracy to commit an of
fense against the government, and the
use of the malls to defraud.
As the result
W rfvai. A
the alleged conspir
acy hundreds of thousands of dollars'
worth of gold stolen from Colorado
mines was sold to government mints
and assay offices. Cuas was arrested'
in 3»ii rraselscs rrisi!? •ryln* to sell
fit,CM worth 01 bvdUaa a* the mifit.
Shipping of More thsn 1-,
000,000 Tons In Bel
GREED SAID TO BE
Waiting For Higher Ratee-7-Allies Ars
Urged to Take Steps to Remedy
Conditions by Ensotmsnt of Nsw
Port Ruls»—United States Awards
Contracts For 8everal New Merchant
Vessels—Plot to Deetroy Ships.
Boston, June 25.—Despite the entente
allies' need of shipping, more than
1,000,000 tons of neutral shipping is
swinging idly in the harbors of belliger-
Moscow, June 25—The headquarters •by
America was summoning 10,000,000 were waiting for higher rates. The
men to the colors in defense of free-taUiea should take Immediate steps to
dom. correct the situation, he sulci, by in-
Continuing Mf. Root told his hearers creasing port duties to an almost con
that half a million Americans soon
The steel ships will be built by a Cal
ifornia concern the complete wooden
sWpa bra company at Hampton, Va.
twelve-wooden htrtls by~a Texan~ c6n
cern and four hulls by a Portland, Me.,
ship building company,-and four hulls
by McBride & Law, of Beaumont, Tex.
Plot to Destroy Norwegian Ships.
London, June 25.—The seizure of a
quantity of explosives which had Just
reached Chrlstlanla, Norway, from Ger
many, and the arrest of three foreign
ers has been confirmed In an exchange
Telegraph Company dispatch.
The Tidens Tegn says that 1,000 kil
ograms of explosives were seized. In
cluding a number of Infernal machines.
One of the men arrested is Aaron Reu
tensfels, a German cltisen born in Fin
land, who declared that the bombs were
Intended for use In Finland. Accord
ing to the newspaper, however, the In
fernal machines, which were enclosed
In cases resembling chunks of coal,
were to have been put in Norwegian
It is added that the plot probably
explains the loss of many Norwegian
ships supposed to have been mined or
Russis Adopts 8oolsliatlo Plan.
Petrograd, June 25.—The provisional
government today decided to solve by
radical state socialistic methods the
crisis caused By complete lack of man
ufactured goods. Tomorrow It will
show a decree making M. Pieschehon
off, minister of food and supplies, re
sponsible for furnishing the population
with all Indispensable products, espe
cially textiles, shoes, soap and kero
sene. A fund will be placed at the
minister's disposal by the senate. The
ministry will proceed to manufacture
the aforesaid goods.
Coal Boost Conapiraoy.
New York, June 26.—Testimony that
price lists fixing |3 at the mines asj
the cost of semi-bituminous coal were
sent out to operators on the day after
a conference of coal presidents and op
erators in this city in January, was
introduced by (he government in Its
trial of fifty-one individuals and 102
companies engaged in coal production
In the federal court here.
BARRY REIN0PECTS SITE,
Army Offioer Seeks to Verify Chsrge
Mads Against Dss Moinea.
Des Moines, June 26.—(Major Gen
eral Thomas (H. Barry, commander
'. 'j 'l ?r
nations,, according to a statement'
of tho war Industrial committee were the Italian cabinet and member of
visited today by the American mission, jthe Italian mission to the Associated
headed by Ellhu Root. The mission was ^esa here today.
warmly welcomed. "Mr. Root, in answer Greed, he said, was the moving fac
to an address of welcome said that,tor
Cluffelll, former member
many of the ship owners, who
flscatory point for prolonged stays and
would be fighting and American fleets refusing bunker coal to such ships as
already..weraidqnlhllatlng German sub- declined to accept cargoes bound thru
marines. Describing America's adaption
to war, Mr. ijpot praised American
workman for^orklng In the nation's
interest -longar&ours than usuaL
"aay what^ussia wants," continued
Root ,"and wa will coma In aid. Our
high alms in t}e war Justify the heav
iest sacrlflcesjknd everyone who can
not understand^these sdn» must be un
able to' understand aftfrth^ng."
the danger aonea.
Goethsis Contraots For New Ships.
Wsshlngton. June 2E.—Contracts for
ten complete steel merchant ships, four
wooden merchant vessels and twenty
wooden ship hulls were announcd to
day by Major General Goethals. De
liveries will be made in 1918.
S. A., with
headquarters In Chicago, today per
sonally Inspoated the proposed site for
the thirteenth division cantonment
following charges that sewage dis
posal problems would present serious
objections to tha location of the can
General Barry will return to Chicago
tonight and immediately submit a re
port to the secretary of war, It was
said, and local interests expect to know
in twenty-four hours whether the
camp will be established here or at
Fort Shelling, (Minnesota, or Cedar
Col. C. C. Ballou and two other offi
cers from Fort Desx Moines joined
General Barry on his trip of inspec
State Gelf Tourney Opens,
Sioux City, June 25.—The Jowa golf
tournament, opened at the £ioux City
Country Club today with more than
200. placers, present and the weather
ideaL la tfc*. laaividwu
:••',•• V- VS-v, ,,
NEWS OF THE DAY
8un rises June 26\t 4:23, sets at 7:40.
towa^-Falr and cooler tonighht and
Range of temperature at Marshall
town: Sunday, 83 and 81 Saturday,
84 and 52 June 24. 1916, 76 and rt.At
7 this morning 78: yesterday, 83.,
No Overhead on Red Cross.
Leave the Soldlor His Pipe.
The "Plane After the War."
The BHslnea* Field.
Topics and lowu Opinion.
Tho Roal Man.
PAGE8 SIX, EIGHT AND
Embargo to Be Placed .al and
President Appoln^r to Control
ude to New Of-
British Raids a*,
Greed Ties Up
PACES TWO, THREE AND FIVE.
Double Drowning Near Iowa City.
War on Bootleggers After July 1.
Dixon Would Move Fort Madison
Quick Entry Into Penitentiary.
Enlistments to Reduce Draft.
Bailey Sees Deadlock In World War.
Reports Show City Short
Many Townships of County Over
Civil War Veteran Proposes Plan to
Aid Red Cross.
Council Accepts Paving.
Autos In Mishap Near LeGrand.
Marshall town Twenity-flve Years Ago
General and Brief City News
Markets snd General 1
Wheat SuffA-s Added Break.
Setback In Corn.
Another Decline In Hog Prices.
German Intriguing Forces U. S. Into
play there are a number of oontanders
and some possibilities.
"Rudy" Knepper, of Sioux City, and
Bartlett, of Ottumw», twice champton
of Iowa, are considered favorites. Sev
eral entrants from iMarshalltown were
among the players,
DR. *0»C*TS QUESTIONED.
Husbsnd of Slsin Woman Exsmined
Waukesha, Wis., June 25.—Dr. Davis
Roberts, whose wife was killed last
week by Miss Grace Lusk, a school
teacher, was questioned behind closed
doors In court today. District Attor
ney Tuller desired to. learn whether
Dr. Roberts had heard iMIss Lusk make
threats against Mrs. Roberts. It Is
reported that the defense is consider
ing the advisability of waiving an In
sanity plea and deciding to stand on
the alleged wrongs of Miss Lusk
wrought by Dr. Roberts.
Miss Lusk was reported doing well
at the hospital. After shooting Mrs.
Roberts, sho fired two bullets into her
FORT DODGE PAPERS MERGE.
Messenger and Chroniole to Consoli
date July 1.
Fort Dodge, June 2o.—Owners of the
Dally Messenger and Dally Chronicle,
local afternoon papers, have signed an
agreement to consolidate the two pub
lications July 1, It was announced to
Greatly Increased cost of supplies
was the decisive cause of the action.
MISS STIMSON IN FLIGHT.
Girl Avistor, En Route From Buffslo
to Wsshington, Resohes New York.
New York. June 25.—-Miss Katharine
Stlmson, the 19-year-old girl who left
Buffalo yesterday on an aeroplane
flight to Washington, carrying a mess
age to the Red Cross headquarters
there, reached here today at 13:16, af
ter spending the night at Albany.
May Ask Mexioo to Modify Tsx.
Washington, June 25.—It was an
nounced today that diplomatic ex
changes with Mexico over the new ex
port taxes on orude oil had not reached
a point where a modification of the
new tax had been asked but that such
a move was being considered.
TURN MACHINE GUNS
ON SINN FEINERS
Disturbance Is Quailed With Rapid
Firers After Polios With Clubs Fsil
to Restore Ordeo—One Disturber Is
Cork, June 26.—Machine guns
used on the Sinn Felners during the
disturbances here yesterday morning.
They were brought Into action after
the police with clubs had failed to re
tore order. One rioter was killed, an
other severely wounded while a dozen
were treated In hospitals for hayonet
and other wounds. The riot eventually
..... nitMiied without the troops coming
About Thirty Are Injjiurtd.
London. June 25.—The number of
persons more or less seriously hurt in
the rioting yesterday at Cork is given
as about thirty In a dispatch from that
city. One police inapector Was Injured
badly. When machine guns were
trained on tha crowd moat of tha riot
TO EXCUSE HIS
Italian Who Murderedi
Cruger Says He Dtdafc
Mean to Do It.
WAS IN TRANCE
Insists He Is Overcome by Wsqui—'lft!
snd 8till Loves His Wifo and C#»ll«
drert—Declares Girl's Eyas Dieaan*
certsd Him and Overpowering, At*^
traotion Seized Him—Unofficial V«r*£~
sion of Confsssion Mads Pufeliatt
Bologna, Italy, June 15.—Interroga-.
tlon of Alfredo Cocchl, self-confJfced
slayer of Ruth Cruger, in New York,
Ssys He Wss in Tranoa,
"In view of the facts praaintsd it
must be true attacked and killed her.K
but, God help me, 1 didn't maanMo.
Is kept secret by law in Italy until
Just before trial, when counsel axe alfM
towed to examine the confession. Ae-«..n||
oordlng to unofficial Information Co^
"My machine shop gave me a satis
factory position. I earned sometime*
MOO a week. I had nevsr sssn Ruth
Cruger before she came to my ah op
to have her skstes sharpened. From
the beginning Ruth dM aU in her poor
er to attract my attention. I felt •orta-v^
thing strange when her dark, penetraft#''^
lng eyes fixed upon mine.
"I was more disconcerted when she
came on Feb. 13 to get her ekataa. Aflr'
overpowering attraction for the young
woman seised me. What happened
then seemed like a dream. Jty man
ory at this point fails me utterly.
When I returned homo I waa -Hke" -a^.
person In a trance. I remember of
•peaking ot this peculiar mental' con#!*^.
tion and thought 1 was lit.
"I 'began to realise .tha. g*avfty
my position the morning Of Vtfe. tt,
when reporters came to
DELAY TRIAL OF WOMEN.
Florida Black Taken From OfTiesm.
and Shot to Death. I
Punta Gorda, Fla., June 35.—Shep
Trent, a negro, was taken from offlc
ers near Cleveland, Fla., four miles
from here, last night and shot to death,
He had been arrested for attempting
to assault a white woman Saturday,
Another Negro Executed.
make Inquiry and policemen quMtlOBM
me. I felt then as If I were losi M)r
only anxiety was to escape. secured1
a passport snd succeeded til reaching
Italy. On my arrival I was overcoma)
by remorse. 1 'can not mysalf believe
that my hitherto unblemished life has
been destroyed forever. This la my* I
first offense but It Is of such a nature* Jf
that I can not believe It to be true.1
The greatest punishment is to think
what suffering and agony my wife and
children are undergoing, for notwith
standing our misunderstandings, we
love each other."
Hearing of Suffragists Postponed on
Request of Congressional Committee.
Washington, June 25—(Mabel Vernon
of 'Nevada, and Virginia Arnold, of
North Carolina, two suffrage pickets,
taken Into custody by the police Satur
day, when they attempted to. display
a banner, were not brought to trial to
day as planned, because the congres- V*
slonal committee which has charge of
the grounds, advised the police to drop
the case at least until those of other
suffragists arrested at tho White Hous^
have been decided.
Suffrage demonstrations took a new
ACCUSED NEGRO LYNCHED^"
to a a in
suffrage banners paraded along the
pavement In front of the executive
mansion, paraded back again to their
headquarters, without saying a word*/'
or unfurling a single banner. The police
did not Interfere but merely saw jhat v-.j 1
the women kept moving. .'•
Dallas, Tex., June 25.—Chester Sfcw- I
yer, a negro, accused of attacking a. "II
white woman, was taken from jail by
a mob today and hanged.
"BABE" RUTH SUSPENDED.
Gets Indefinite Lay-Off For Hitting
Chicago, Juns 25—'"Babe" Ruth, staft
pitcher with the Boston Americans, was
indefinitely suspended today for hitting
Umpire Owens In ths game with Wash
ington, Saturday. 5^- 31
Thorite Says He Waa Misquoted.
Special to Times-Republican.
Washington, Iowa, Juna M.-~You*.
statement quoting me was id
thru my fault probably. The averaga
Increase in freight rates will (be ftS
par family. The statement »a type
written copy, oral argument,'- Meat ytrti
recently was ccrroct »*™p' thaf tlM
following clause was omitted: "Att aaJj
nual Interest charge at the wai^ lo'"
rate upon more than 1350 per famUyi'*V
Belgian Mission to Go ta PaoMta.
Washington, June 25.—Tha Belgian,
diplomatic mission has tentatively a**j
ranged a trip extending to the Pac»d|
coast Invitations have been