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Uncle Sam liries Commsrce
of Nations to Its Use
Steamship Ancon, of 10.000 Tons Reg
istry, With Full Cargo, Bears Chief
Engineer and Guests Through Ditcn.
The Panama canal is open.
Colonel Goethals, its chief engineer,
journeyed through it Saturday on the
steamship Ancon, and it was officially
declared open to the commerce of the
world. Colonel Goethals had as his
guests on board the vessel the digni
taries of the Panama republic and
their ladies. During the day he re
ceived numerous messages of congrat
ulation from the United States, the
most notabie being that from Presi
den Wilson.
The opening of the canal Saturday
was followed Sunday by four mer
chant vessels entering the canal at
the same time, two of them making
the trip from the Atlantic and two
from the Pacific end.
The Ancon, 10,000 tons register,
owned by the United States war de
partment and leased to the Panama
railroad for the New York to Colon
trade, did not discharge her cargo as
it was planned to have her make tfie
voyage fully loaded.
Entering the Gatun locks at 9
©'clock the nine-hour run brought
the Ancon to the end of the deep
water channel in the Pacific at ')
o'clock in the evening. The passage
of the Cucaracha slide in Culebra cut
was made shortly before noon. The
canal regulations provide a speed limit
of fifteen knots in the wider and
deeper channels of Gatun lake, but in
the Culebra cut not more than six
knots an hour will be allowed. Every
move which a ship makes will be re-
corded on plotting charts in the port
captain's offices at either end of the
waterway. The ship's location will be
reported at every turn by telegraph.
Those aboard included Governor
Goethals, the canal builder, and nu
merous other high officials and Presi
dent Belisario Porras of the republic
of Panama and members of his cabi
West Virginia Desperadoes Meet Vio-
lent End In Cave.
Five Italians, after having killed six
persons in blood, took refuge in a
cave in m untains near Bluefleld, W.
Va., and were only conquered when
they were blown to bits with dynamite
thrown into the cave by the sheriff.
During the two days' fight Detectives
Burrell, Tiller and Belcher were shot
and killed. The men had robbed the
Glen Alum (W. Va.) mine paymaster
of $10,500, the payroll.
After holding up and slaying Dr.
Amick, the paymaster of the companv
and company physician, and his as
sistants the bandits took to the moun
tains. Sheriff Hatfield and a posse
came up with them five miles west of
War Eagle and a fight ensued during
which Deputy Sheriffs Mounts and
Groves were injured probably fatally.
The bandits retreated to a cave in
the mountainside and barricaded the
entrance. The posse, joined by volun
teers, kept up a steady? fire at the
entrance. They held their own until
dynamite was thrown into the entrance
of the cave.
The tragedy is one of the blackest
in the history of the state, a toll of
eleven lives having been taken in the
two days' fighting between determined
avengers and the bandits. The valise
containing the payroll was found with
the entire amount intact, excep $5OO
which the bandits had taken out.
International Harvester Company Or
dered by Court to Dissolve.
The International Harvester com
pany has been declared to be a mo
nopoly in restraint of interstate and
foreign trade and has been ordered
dissolved by a majority decision filed
in St. Paul by Judges Smith and Hook
in the United States court. Judge San
born dissented.
Unless the $140,000,000 corporation
submits a plan for the dissolution of
the combination into at least three
independent concerns within ninety
days, or ia case of appeal, within
ninety days of the issuance of an ap
peal mandate from the United States
supreme court, the decision announ
ces that the court will entertain an
application for the appointment of a
receiver for all the properties of the
The majority opinion held that the
International Harvester company was
from its organization in 1902 in viola
tion of the Sherman law. The opinion
declares that there was no excuse for
the advertising of the products of the
D. M. Osborne and company as inde
pendents for two years after they had
entered the International Harvester
They Prefer Peace and Quiet.
Since orders were issued for mobil
ization of the reserves of the foreign
countries the applications for naturaii
zation papers have Increased more
than 30 per cent in New York.
GE rrp 3i Cruisers Obliged to
12X8 Fuel cm High Seas
nmm nearly caos;.t
H. M. S. Suffolk Comes Up When
kaider's Snip Is Taking Coal From
Kronprinz Wilheim Off Our Coatt.
An officer of the British crurser Suf
folk, which is taking coal in Ilal.. rx,
tells a story of how ihe German c.us
er Karlsruhe escaped capture decently
by the Suffolk and the Berwick of the
British navy. The Karlsruhe ex
changed shots with the Berwick, but
was too fast for the latter and made
her escape. The incident is sign ill
cant of the difficulty the Germans are
having in coaling their ships on ihls
side of the Atlantic.
The story is that on Friday last the
British cruiser Berwick was in en
gagement with the German cruiser
Karlsruhe off the The
cruisers exchanged shots. The B t
ish escaped injury, and it is thou :t
the German ship did as well. The Suf
folk came upon the Karlsruhe just in
the act of beginning to take in cral
on tfie high seas trom tiie German
liner Kronprinz Wilheim.
The two German ships separated
and took flight, leaving some of their
boats in the water. The Suffolk fol
lowed the Karlsruhe from 11 in the
morning until 4 in the afternoon, when
she lost the German's smoke beyond
the skyline.
Meanwhile the Suffolk wirelessed the
Berwick. The Berwick, coming in f he
opposite direction to the chase, headed
off the Karlsruhe and the engagement
ensued. The officer who told the story
went on to say that this "coaling on
the fly" by the Germans cannot keep
up forever. "They are bottled up over
nere till the war is over. Sooner or
later we will get them."
"There are two German cruisers in
these waters," he added, "so far as
we know —the Karlsruhe and the
On Saturday the Suffolk captured
as a prize the German tank steamer
Leda worth on a conservative esti
mate $30,000. The Germans did not
know that war had been declared.
Called Up to Explain Increase In the
Prices of Foodstuffs.
Mayor Mitchel of New York con
ferred with a committee of 134 mem
bers whom he has appointed to in
vestigate the increase in the prices
of food. The object of this committee,
the mayor says, is to determine how
much of this increase is attributable
to legitimately greater demands, how
much is due to a selfish hoarding of
provisions nd how much is ascribable
to the rapacity of unscrupulous deal
The campaign against the increase
of prices got underway with the ap
pointment of Mayor Mitchel's com
mittee, the summoning of the board
of estimates committee on open mar
kets and the announcement from the
district attorney's office that produce
dealers and meat packers are to be
invited to come forward and tell what
they know of market conditions.
A conference with members of the
Produce exchange has been arranged.
Mrs. Julian Heath, president of the
Housewives' league, conferred with
Mr. Whitman. Letters have come from
many sources offering suggestions and
assistance. The committee named bv
Mayor Mitchel is composed of 134 citi
zens in various walks of life. They
have been asked to come to the city
hall today.
American Capitalists Make Offer
For Hamburg-American Liners.
Fifteen of the steamships of the
Hamburg-American line that are now
in American waters may be sold with
in a short time for $20,000,000 in
cash to a company which will transfer
them to American register and oper
ate them in transatlantic and South
American trade under the American
flag. Included in he list is the Vater
land of 54,282 tons, the largest steam
ship in the world.
Officials of the Hamburg-American
line issued a statement admitting that
an offer of $20,000,000 for the ships in
American waters had been received
and was under consideration. Thirteen
of the vessels are tied up at the docks
at Hoboken and the other two are in
Carbolic Acid Did the Work.
William F. Nelson, fifty-three years
of age, of Monessen, Pa., took his life
by swallowing a dose of carbolic acid.
Previous to drinking the acid he at
tempted to cut his throat with a razor
but was prevented by his son, Her
bert A note which he left gave direc
tions for his funer&L
German Savings to Go First.
It was officially announced in Ber
lin that Germany's financial difficul
ties have been overcome, but that a
i war loan must be raised. The savings
i of the German people, exceeding |7,-
j 600,000, will be taken first. A morato
rium will not be declared.
Gsrios Sli'l PrsssiiiFcrwiJ
TcWdjsl Frails
Location of Probable Conflict Care
fully Guarded by Censors—Ceilevcd
Full German Strength Will Be Con
centrated at One Point For Test
of Strength—Aiiies Are Confidently
Awaiting the Onslaught. .
Fragmentary reprts which hav
reached London from Paris and Brus
sels indicate thai the advance mu\ e
ment of the German army against the
lines of the allies in Belgium and Lux
emburg is proceeding slowly but
steadily despite numerous unii. p;>r
tant repulses between advance guards.
The checks administered to the Gor
man scouting detachments at Eglizee,
Halen, Noville-Taviers, Diest, Tougres
and other Belgian towns are not re
garded by military experts here as of
great account except iu their possible
moral effect upon the defenders.
It seems certain that the German
battle line is closing in and that the
beginning of a general engagement
that may last for weeks cannot be
long deferred.
Namur, the fortilied city south of
Brussels, is preparing for assault, and
formidable defenses in addition to the
forts have been erected. In anticipa
tion that the city will be taken by tin
Germans, even though the forts do not
yield, all the inhabitants have been
disarmed to save them from German
Suspending the bcmbardment of the
forts on the right bank of the river
at Liege, the Germans concentrated
their guns upon those west of the
town, attacking forts Pontisse, Liers.
Lantin, Loncin, Hollogne and Flo
malle, all of which vigorously replied
The German cavalry advance re
newed the raids on the Belgian lines
at half a dozen points, but the war
office officials claim that in every in
stance they failed to penetrate the
advanced Belgium position. The raids
have been for the purpose of feeling
out the Belgian front, but the enemy
was unable to locate any weak spots.
The Belgian aero corps Is proving of
inestimable value to the field forces.
Every German move is anticipated,
and because of the excellent transport
arrangements it is possible for the
Belgian field commanders to meet the
Germans more than half way in every
The German losses at Tirlemont, No
ville-Taviers and Eghezee are declared
by the Belgian war office to have ex
ceeded 10,000 in killed and wounded,
along with more than 5,000 taken pris
Three German aviators were shot
down at Diest, two being killed and
the third seriously wounded while
their aeroplanes were wrecked.
The German airmen were flying
across the Belgian lines in an effort to
ascertain the strength of the Belgian
column which was in the shelter of
its trenches. In order to get an ac
curate view the aviators were forced
to fly low and were greeted with a
volley from the guns mounted in the
trenches. Two aviators were literally
shot from tfieir seats and their ma
chines fell in crumpled masses. The
third tried vainly to reach the German
lines, but just when it seemed that he
might do so a shot hit his engine,
wrecking it. He was flying very low
at the time, but was badly hurt, and
is now in the field hospital at Diest, a
Ever since the fighting on Belgian
soil began the efforts of the German
aviators to reconnoiter the Belgian
positions have been baffled by the ac
curacy of the Belgian fire. The guns
that were especially designed to de
stroy aeroplanes have more than ful
filled their mission and the marksman
ship of the Belgians has been wonder
ful. On the other hand, the Kruop
aero guns Used by the Germans have
all but proven useless. They were used
against the Belgians at Liege, but in
nearly every instance it developed
that their range was too limited.
A correspondent give the following
description of scenes in the battle
torn district:
Over the country between Tirlemont
and St. Trond, but yesterday rich in
corn fields and carefully tended gar
dens, the withering breath of war has
Approaching the village of Dormael
unmistakable tokens of desolation
meet the view; Shattered window
panes and domestic utensils are flung
among the cabbages in the gardens or
before the wretched doors. Here a
fcuple of children prattling in subdued
tones. There a mother leading three
orphaned little girls from the still
smoking ruins.
Belgians, who dealt with them at
close quarters at Dormael, declare the
Uhlans fought with the bitterness of
personal fury. Many corpses have
their hands raised and their elbows on
a level with their shoulders. Horrible
wounds were inflicted with weapons
flred from a distance of a couple of
inches from the mouth or breast.
Kaiser Wifhelm as He Looks
Lending His A: my
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Photo by American Press Association
The German foreign office has noii
fied United States Ambassador Ger
ard that all German ports have been
mined. The ambassador also report
ed that the English channel had been
mined, but he did not say by whom.
Walter Runciman, secretary of ag
riculture, introduced a bill in the
house of commons giving the British
government power to seize all food
; stuffs. The bill passed through ail
its stages.
Earl Kitchener, British secretary of
j state for war, notified the press that
any newspaper publishing news of na
val or military movements except that
issued by the official bureau would be
Queen Amelie of Portugal has vol
unteered as a nurse. She will be at
tached to the staff at Devonshire
Lord Dunraven of England has of
| fered his yacht to the American citi
j zens' committee to aid in bringing
stranded Americans from the eonti
i nent.
A dispatch from Cettlnje, Montene
gro, officially denies the occupation
of Scutari by Montengrin troops and
also all other reports of hostile inten
tions against Albania.
Rome hears that Russia has mobil
ized 2,000,000 men on the German and
Austrian frontiers, 500,000 on the Ru
manian frontier and had 3,000,000 more
j held in reserve, a total army of 5,500,-
000 men. If correct, it would seem to
indicate that Russia has completed
her mobilization quickly.
Great Britain, France and Russia
have sent a sharp communication to
Turkey regarding the reported pur
chase by that country of the German
cruisers Goeben and Breslau. Greece
and Italy are concerned over this re
ported acquisition by the Turks be
cause of its bearing on the possession
of islands in the Aegean sea.
A large German aeroplane making
observations of Russian troops at Su
walki, Poland, was brought to earth
and the four officers aboard her were
Chicago, Aug. 18.
Hogs—Receipts, 30,000. Light, $8."3
@9.25; mixed, $8,606x9.25; hear*',
[email protected] 9.15; rough, [email protected]; pigs,
[email protected]
Cattle—Receipts, 20,000. Steer*,
[email protected]; stockers and feeders,
[email protected]; cows and heifers, [email protected]
9.20; calves, [email protected]
Sheep—Receipts, 30,000. Sheep,
$5.15(h 6; yearlings, [email protected]; iambs,
[email protected]
Wheat —Sept., 88.
Corn —Sept., 76%.
Oats —Sept., 41%.
Pittsburgh, Aug. 18.
Cattle —Choice, [email protected]; prime,
[email protected]; good, [email protected]; com
mon, [email protected] 7; common to good fat bulls,
[email protected]; common to good fat cows,
[email protected]; fresh cows and springers,
[email protected]
Sheep and Lambs—Prime wethers,
[email protected]; good mixed, [email protected];
culls and common, [email protected]; lambs,
[email protected]; veal calves, [email protected]; heavy
and thin calves, [email protected]
Hogs—Prime heavy, $9.30; mixed,
$9.35; mediums, heavy yorkers, light
yorkers, pigs, $9.40; roughs, [email protected];
•tags, s7® 7.50.
Cleveland, Aug. 18.
Hogs Yorkers, lights and pigs,
$9.50; heavies, $9.40; roughs, $8.30;
stags, [email protected]
Cattle —Choice fat steer*, [email protected];
good to choice, [email protected]; good to
choice heifers, [email protected]
Sheep and Lambs —Good to choice
lambs, [email protected]; fair to good, $6.50
@7.50; good to choice wethers, $5.25 @

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