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:r.j TCic-i:o. tu...,-- UONDAr ACGUST ;.1 TOTXVB PAGET; price five cent; I u 0 JUL '.lum&ma Serves Ultimatum On Russian Eohheviki ITERS ARE -' v a -I- i- ... -a a u a a . nr . a I aa m, : . . i . ijr- I a " nana run iuid wnt - V; N - ri ; Q'nfr nTi trvv j 111 I I 1 II V "W jLEsaav mi douij ISbU UtUUt Jarsaw Feels Soviets' Terms Will Be Too Se , yere to Be Accepted. LLOYD CASE IS GIVEN TO JURY AT NOON TODAY Rock blander and Moline Men Inrolycd, WU1 Soon Know Fate. (rf BCllETIX. . Thau, Aug. 2. (By tke A- - tdat4 rr)r Ramwila has tenred an ultimatum upon go. ' riet Russia, glvtoj the wlet lire days to withdraw their mops from Bnmanian 1t1- . JM7, according to a Belgrade dhpatch reeeired here today. ' " la tbe erent of BnssJa'a fail ; ire to comply, It is added, Ru- aaala will declare a general MUzatlcn. ondon, Aug. 2. Up to early this afternoon nothing bad arrived in official British or Polish quarters in london to indicate definitely wheth er the Russian and Polish armi stice emissaries hsd actually coilb Into contact Parts, Aug. 2. Polish plenipo tentiaries, appointed to negotiate ta armistice agreement with rep nsutatiTes of the Russian bolshe- rti government, have arrlTed at .ftnovitchi, where tbe armistice Chicago, Aug. 2. (By the United Press.) The case of William Brass Lloyd and 19 others charged with participating in a conspiracy to I overthrow the government went to a Jury in state criminal court at lhoon today.- . .. ' . iae iriai, me nrst nrougnt un der the Illinois sedition law, is re garded as a test case and similar k jlerence will be held, according r rswrfces received here from Ciuv. . -- v:-,:,: V " lay Reject Red Terms. . warsaw, Aug. ' 1. (By the Asm,-paas).r-Oauht was express' H is diplomatic circles here today a) to whether an agreement tor an tmittlce would come oat of tbe Mtotlations between the Polish and twist emissaries at Baranovitchl was thought that the soviet au- lug I uiinu ucicgaiva vat , iqu niiu 17 ATCH FOR AMY -DHSOa TIE TO COX - --" SMM.MM " Future Relations Between President and Nominee - -Speculated On. prosecutions in other parts of the country probably will hinge on the result or the Lloyd case. Lloyd and his companions were specifically charged with organiz ing the communist labor party for the purpose of forming an alliance with the third internationale of Moscow and establishing a soviet government in the United States through the medium of a revolution that was to take tbe form of a general strike. The arrests were made in tbe nation-wide round-up of "reds" last New Year's day. Indictments were returned soon after. The trial be gan May 10 after 52 days bad been spent in getting a jury. Local Men Involved. Among defendants are: L. K. Euglund and Edgar Owens, Moline, 111.; Perry H. Shipman, Rock Island, 111., and Dr. Oscar J. Brown, DeKalb, 111. By agreement of counsel, if a verdict was reached before & p. m., it was not to be announced before that hour. Columbus, Ohio, Aug. (By Unit ed Press) Future relations be tween the Democratic candidate for president and the present occupant of the White house are the subject of much speculation these days in the candidate's home state. The fact that the nominee's 'com munication with the White house has been limited to the one brief conference he had with the presi dent shortly after the convention, as well as the fact that he has not submitted his forthcoming accept- Rather Than Risk Being 'Scooped' by Rival, Cox Guards Part of Address REPORT FIRST PLANE ST0LEI14 Thieves I Sow Tarn Attention to ; "Higher Thing and Make - Away With Flying Machine. BY BATID .LAWRENCE. 1 (Special to The Argus.) Dayton, Ohio. Aug. 2. Governor Cox,- Democratic candidate for the presidency, and "Jimmy Cos," news paper reporter and editor, are merg ed into one personality, but as the writer visited the Democratic nom inee and watched him work on the speech of acceptance there seemed no doubt that Jimmy Cox, active newspaperman, was predominant; ' Seated in his study on the upper floor of his country home, where he could rest his eyes on a landscape of transcendent beauty, the gover nor had spread around him batches of copy paper, clippings, documents and records In exactly the same disorder that one finds on any news paper desk before editions go to press. Uses Regular Copy Paper. The governor was writing long hand in pencil on the rough news print paper which is used every day by reporters. He had been writing rapidly as if the next edi tion of his newsnaner demanded his copy. As the writer entered, anA onnoyih fn tka niaoii)nntl o 1 f K, is regarded by political observ- pernor swept , J ; first air occurred them into Russian lines a portable ' yesterday at Checkerboard Field. wireless outfit which they intended to use for communication wich Warsaw ' Soviet Demands Reported. The field hangars are not exten sively, guarded.. So there wass no interference to the two men who arrived at the filing field at day- Paris. Aue. 2. (United Press). : hppalr and nnanoit a hflflffjlr where Poland's anniatlce delegation has , a standard plane was housed, been confronted by the following j The pajr trundled the plane tanands from the bolsheviki. ac-1 around so that its nose pointed into (Ming to a Basle dispatch today, 1 the wind. Evidently both understood footing soviet sources. j flying.' One climed into the pilot's The Poles must renounce claims , seat, while the other turned the to Vllna, Minsk, Grodno and Cholm. f propeller and primed the motor. All war materials and seven per Then at the shout of "contact" cent of the nation's total rolling the switch was on nd tbe blades kock must be surrendered. , ! spun into action. Poland must submit to military I The man who had cranked got occupation for five " years. The ; into the forward cockpit and with a the candidate today if he could not era generally in unio as significance and by some as fore shadowing far-reaching conse quences. Various motives are ascribed, but the one prevalently accepted is that Cox is determined that there shall be no misunderstanding as to the actual leadership of tbe party in this campaign. Some even go so far as to predict the practical shelving of "Wilsonlsm."' - Speech to Settle Donets. . The 'text -of the. acceptance speech will probably settle roost of tbe current doubts as to Cox's at titude toward tbe president and his policies. Judging from recent de velopments, ' especially the state ments made in ' Washington by Chairman George- White " WThe Democratic national committee and hiB rather' obvious avoidance of the White house, the construction placed in some quarters upon the Cox-Wilson . conference that the two were in complete accord, was! j developed in the course of this com- Doubtless no points of difference! paratively brief conference, which was of the most general character. Details, notably of the paramount issue, were not gone into. There was not sufficient time for even a casual discussion of the candidate's and the president's personal views as to "reservations." Therefore there was no opportunity for the expression of presidential approval of the particular manner in which Governor Cox intends to interpret the party platform's declaration re garding the League of Nations. In Accord on Platform. ' Naturally both are in accord with the platform. Wilson approved it at the time and Cos would not be of deecltain of copy paper and talked en ui treef , .fc,..fi-, .w' hia Rubiects He wished he didn't have to make a formal speech of acceptance, out could make a stump speech. He wanted to get into the fray with out the studied formalities that must accompany a speech of ac ceptance. He told me he was sav ing a good deal of material for speeches to be made on the stump later on. The Democratic nominee gave the appearance of happiness and confidence. He didnt say an;hing about the result next November, but he said a good deal about tke certainty which he felt in the right-1 ness of the course ne naa cnosen. Much of his soeech will be in an swer to Senator Harding's speech speech, and there's one passage In particular which he is guarding with the utmost care. One reason why the writer couldn't help think ing it was Jimmy Cox, tbe news paperman, rather than the candi date who was working on that speecn, was the governor's refer ence to the mysterious paragraph wblch he plans to insert in his speech at the last moment by giv ing it to .the correspondents next Saturday to send by wire. Ordin arily, a speech of this kind is pre pared a week in advance sothat it can be mailed to all the news papers from coast to coast and thus get tbe widest publicity. To hold it till tbe last minute and then put it : on the telegraph wires would burden those wires and keep other news or tbe day from being distrib uted to its nsual proportion. So with a speech like this eight col umns long the author must finish it a week ahead of time to catch all editions on the Pacific coast. A small insert can readily be sent by wire, and one reason why Governor Cox doesnt want the particular paragraph in the speech ahead of time is his certainty that it will he promptly carried back to Republi can headquarters. Sending a speech to hundreds of newspapers means having it pass through countless hands. There isn't much secrecy about speeches given out in ad vance so far as conversation about them is concerned, though to be sure they are never published in newspapers before the date of de livery unless by accident or misun derstanding. . Kent Chance' Being Scooped. Governor Cox has proposed some thing which he wants to be tbe first to - lay before the country. Maybe Senator Harding will think START MEW RAIL RATES ON SEPT. 1 Whole System of Charges Being Readjusted by Railroads for Raise. PHONE AND GAS BOOSTED IN 15 ILLINOIS TpWNS Peoria, Decatur, Bloom ; ington, Quincy and Other Places Hit Washington, Aug. 2. (By the Associated Press). Readjustment of the whole rate structure of the nation's transportation systems was started today with a view to putting into effect by Sept 1, the freight, passenger, pullman, excess baggage and milk rate increases authorized last Saturday by the interstate com merce commission. While tariff experts are working on the general rate schedules, the carriers will make application to the various state commissions for corresponding advances in intra state rates. Requests for advances in passenger, pullman,. milk and excess baggage tariffs are expected to be tbe same for all states as the increases in these charges author ized by tbe federal commission were general for the entire country. They were 20 per cent on passen ger, milk and - excess baggage charges and 50 per cent on rates for sleeping and parlor car space. Ask, States for Raise. In the case of freight rates, how ever, the carriers will ask the states to advance these tariffs to Springfield, III., Aug. 2. Tele phone and gas rates in 15 Illinois cities and towns were advanced to day by the state ' public utilities commission, and street car rates in and between Dixon and Sterling were raised.' Effective from August 1, the tele phone rates in Peoria were raised to the following figures: Individual business phones, $72 a year: two-party business. $60: individual residence, $39; two-par ty residences, $30; lour party resi dence, $27; rural business, $33; rural residence, $24. Phone Rates Boosted. Decatur telephone rates are In creased as follows: Business phones from $54 to $72 a year: two-party business. $45 ro $60; individual residence. $90 to $36; two-party residence, $24 to $30; rural businesST $30 to $36; rural residence, $21 to $27. In Harristown, near Decatur,' business telephones will be1 raised from $36 to $39, and at St Joseph, from $33 to $39. Ne,w Pekin telephone rates are: Business, Individual $45; two party $33; residence $27; four-party, $21; rural, $24. East Peoria rates business $33, and residence $21. . Green Valley, Lacon and Manlto, individual business, $33; two-par ty, $24; residence, $21 and rural, $21. Gas rates in Bloom ington and goihgoag:; BUT SL017LY Mines Are Expected to Be Running Full Blast by i End of Week. 0 1 well of it and imitate the Demo cratic nominee. Maybe he will not. Anyway,: the Democratic nominee downs ant. to get 'scooped" , by efieeff ea and- mnch fttwM Hle'puBtlcan nominee, and he is be tne exposition 01 cuusiruuuvo policies t which . Governor Cox pledges himself to carry out in the event he Is elected. Vysterlons Paragraph Guarded. . . Of course, Mr. Cox has pledged everybody here in the newspaper corps to secrecy about the topics which will be - discussed ' in the holding his announcement till the last minute. Jimmy Cox, the news paperman, is responsible for that caution and strategy, and when the public reads that particular an nouncement of non-partisan policy which he proposes, perhaps the reason for his action will be better understood. Kajstans shall be permitted to take i roar the Standard sped across tbe over Poland's coal and salt mines security for the soviet adminis tration in that country until 1921, sner which the Poles will be allow ed to decide on their future form !t lovernment. eans surrender 01 rouaa. Iandon. Aug. 2. (United Press). With thn bolsheviki demanding Tlrtaal surrender of Poland as the irlcs of peace; fighting is contln xiif nea Warsaw and Lemberg, wording to the official comma slque of bo h sides, received here today. 4 Basle dispatch from bohnevist Wees said the soviet armistice itgates had informed the Polish "ereeentatlves the offensive would salt until they had agreed to m their country over to oolshe " military occupation for five Jr. surrender all war material, V up several big cities and seven y cent of their railroad equip- The holnhmHV here today, by wireless,! wowed the red troops advancing Umxha. 90 miles northeast of and at Bielsk, 100 miles JJt It failed, however, to confirm "Ported captured of Brest-r- The reds were 20 miles rfjMut of that fortress, at Ko- f"a. the nttttemj.nl .M . An nn. Mm i u n ruin en m t. a v uiiicb uunu ui uiu en. 1M? SBDarentlv were arontinr Jrably in advance of the J forces, aj)d this Indicated Po ms MalB.-u i. 1 that particular area. The War T cwnmnnlqne placed the bol- )rmj uroo.y 68 muss east w ground and skimmed into the air. Two or three sleepy merchants who had watched the take-off sud denly realized what was taking place. A telephone call was' pat in for officials of the field. . An hour afterward several ships had taken the air and from ex treme altitudes tbe ' pilots were searching with glasses for the stolen plane: Enough gasoline was in the tank of the robbers' car .to carry it 130 miles. But later in the day the missing machine was found. The would-be thieves had been forced to land four miles from Checkerboard Field. .Engine trouble bad stalled them, an examination showed. The men bad stripped the plane of instruments, valued at several hundred dollars. CLEAR LOFTIS' Police Believe Diamond Broker , Killed by Accidental Fall Girl to Be Freed. PROSPECT FOR GREAT COTTON CROP IS GOOD Increase More Than Mil lion Bales Made During Last Month. correspond with the increases Normal, effective August 1, are as LATE BULLETINS sabe ruth gets BIS 38TH HOME RUN OF SEASON '-Chicago. Aug. 2. "Babe" Ruth, Tankee's home run king, pro JJdsd to boost his stock higher In f!"B against the White Sox here 77 when he wallotoad the ball the 38th bom run -he has made , season. ... ,t t, i Washington, Ang. sV-Reef-aitloo ef the government of . t'osta RJcat by the United States was announced today at the state department. Paris, las;. Sr-The treaty of peace between tke allies and Tnrkey will be signed Thurs day according to newspaper ere. Lradoa. Ag. (tnltei Pressl-The cabinet today an prwred tke Irish bill practically aa presented. It Is expected te be Intredaced In parliament to day. r ,. ' t 1 Waakhigien, lag; fc-ttW ed Preaslr-Jeae Bnua Peres of Saa Aatoaie, Texas, said te be an American ettwen, H be lieved te have keen exeeated by Franelsee Villa, baadjt lead, er, aceordiag te advice to tke atato dcmartsieat OauluC Heh7Aa. T all-BMtal menspsaaee, aerial mail palkjadeni treas Sew York dry to Maa Fraaeisev which arrived to Omaka yea torday, wfil stand on tbe platform. Hence, there was quite sufficient justifies tion for the harmony statement issued immediately after the con ference. ' But there is room for consider able divergence of opinion as to interpretation of the platform on the league issue. The Cox and Wilson ideas as to what constitute clarifying, non-impairing or non- nullifying reservations, very likely do not run along parallel lines. If they do, say these political observ ers, what objection could-there be to Cox's submission of bis inter pretation for the president' for mal approval, before going to the country with it? Also it is sug gested there may be details in the application of other Democratic principles, or even policies of ad ministration, in which the candi date does not agree entirely with the president. . The practical ignor ing of the president by the candi date in the preparation of hi ac ceptance speech is emphasised by the fact of hi frequent consulta tions with other Democratic lead ers, but a still more striking illus tration of the apparent lack of close cooperation between the can didates and .the white house is af forded by reference to the Taft campaign in 1908, in which the then occupant of the White house (Roosevelt) played so pronounced a part in moulding the policies and directing the activities of hi "re siduary legatee." . v ITatek eagerly for Cex Speech. In no other quarter is interest in Cox' pronouncement of next Saturday keener than among the Republican campaign managers. For should it prove that Cox ha actually, or in effect,' cut away from the Wilson Influence, they will be deprived of what they have considered one of their beat talking point. " Wilson is the best argument we have at this time." observed one of the leaders a few day ago.- He is not so sure now.' . , Chicago,-Aug. 2. (United Press). Police Chief Garrity today de clared tbe mystery in the dea'.n last Friday night of Samuel A. Loftis, millionaire diamond dealer, had disappeared and. that the au thorities were satisfied he was kill ed by an accidental fall. Miss Ruth Woods, cashier of the Edgewater Beach hotel, who was with Loftis when he died and who has since been held as a witness, will be released as soon as the cor oner's inquest is completed, Ga -rlty said. Her fiance, Roy M. Shayne, a protege of Loftis', who came to the latter's apartments in response to a phone call from the girl, already has been released. - Garrity said the police were con vinced that Loftis, while intoxicat ed, fell and struck the back of his head on the floor, causing a ceret ral hemorrhage. r ... Tbe "jewel mvsterV Jaa lias been cleared up, according to the police chief. It was first reported that Miss Woods took jewelry val ued at several thousand dollars rrom uoaw apartment after his death. Instead, Garrity said, she ux oniy a watch and rina. valued at $3,000. These, she insists, were given to her by Loftis. In view of the jeweler's eccentric character, this was deemed plausible -by the police. Herman Wexler. taxi chauffeur, who drove Mis Woods from the Loftia home to her mother's home and who is alleged to have robbed her of X30 while she was stu pined by fright and liquor, has been charged with larceny. ponzbeclares THAT HE CAN PAY ALL CLARIS HADE Beaton. Aug i (United Press! Charles Pont!, the "bushel bask et millionaire,- today emphatically denied charges made in an article published in Ota Boston Post to- ta h t "hopelessly insol vent." . . Thearticle was written by WU- n. a. MCMSJrters. whom Ponxi aa a publicity agent The . charge of insolvency upocvea io nnng thousand nt . imor to the 'little office granted by the federal commission for the territory in which the state i located. The interstate increase authorized are 40 per cent in east ernterritory, 85- in- aontbern -aad Mountain-Pacific territory and 35 in western territory. Coastwise and inland Steamship companies and lines are permitted under tbe inter state commerce commission's deci sion' to raise only freight rates. Nothing was said by the commis sion as to passenger rates on the steamboat lines, but the decision did say specifically that the freight rate increase granted electric rail way lines was not to be construed as an expression of disapproval of increases in passenger fares. Shows 33 1-3 Per Cent Jump. While the commission authorizes separate freight rate increases to the railroads in the four separate territories the increase on freight movipg from one territory into an other will be 33 1-.3 per cent. The surcharge of 50 per cent on sleeping and parlor car space is to accrue wholly to the railroads. This charge was opposed by the Pullman company on the ground that it would reduce the travel in cars of that type. The commission held, however, that a charge of this character "has much in its fa- the condition of the crop July 25, "r' , unlue1suo"ao'y 8er' while 11450 000 w frL,st is more wil to the pas- Washington, Aug. 2. Increase of more- than a million bales in the prospective production of cotton over the indicated yield a month ago was forecast today by the de partment of agriculture. A total of 12,519,000 bales was estimated from follows: First 3,000 cubic feet raised from Si.35 to 11.48: new rate next 7,000 feet, $1.43, and all over 75,000 feet, $1.23. Slot meter mt-fl'sripumuate: " ' ; Gas 1.45 at Qulaey. Quincy gas rates, effective Aug- 17?.- . - as follows First 2,000 $1.45; new. rate for next' 3,000 feet, $1.40; all over 20.000 feet, L25. Slot meter rate, $1.45 a theuaand feet Springfield's gas rate was raised from $1.10 a thousand to $1.25 for the-first 10,000 feet Electricity rates at, Colfax near Bloomington, were raised to 17 cents a kilowatt hour for the first 100 k. w. Fares of the Sterling, Dixon and Eastern electric railway company will advance August 5. In Dixon and Sterling the fare will be 8 Springfield. 111., Ang. 2. Striking! coal miners in Illinois are returning! to work slowly. . Of the 29 mined in this county, only six were abSei to resume work, and only two oc . these. It was reported by the op-j ' eratora, would hoist any coal Uh day. . ! ' Seme coal diggers appeared att several other mines, but were WH able to work for lack of a sufficient! number of drivers. However, botbj miners' officials and operators lookj for more life at the mines tomor-i row, and a return to normal pro-4 duction about Friday. ' j The two weeks' strike, the p-j erators said, have improved the cart shortage situation and nearly aU! mines are well supplied. - Half of Men Bark. i Belleville. 111., Aug. 3. (United! Press) About fifty per cent of thei miners in tbe Bellevile sub-district! returned to work this morning, fol-4 lowing the receipt of orders from President Frank Farrinfrton of thei Illinois organization, and John Lh Lewis of the international organ ization. - A number of locals willj hold meetings this evening to take! action on these orders. Some lo- cals held special meetings Sundayj and voted to return to work. Thereof is some doubt in the minds of somet of the men as to the exact meaning of th order sent out by President! Lewis," and union officials will JM tempt to interpret them at meetingaj tonight - It was estimated this morning! that about 1,000 men had returned! towwrk, tflday.s- ;;j-:;4. Jiot Miners' Fault Sew. Indianapolis,: Aug. 2. (United! Press) Coal miners who have been tying up the Illinois and Inn diana fields by unauthorized strikes! are returning to work today laj compliance with the order of Johnj L. Lewis, union president accords ing to word at headquarters of thej United Mine Workers here. "If the people do not get coal! now it will not be the fault of the miners," an announcement from) tbe union headquarters said. That statement said that most of thej miners who were idle last weeki are at work today. j "Numerous dispatches have beeni received at the headquarters of thei cents instead of 6 cents. On the , United - Mine Workers of America! Old Colony line outside the city from local unions in Illinois and limits the fare will be seven cents, Indiana, and all say the samel and inside the city, 8 cents; through j thing that the miners are return while 11,450,000 bales was forecast from the condition June 25. Good growing weather during July caused much improvement in the prospects in the crop, the con dition having advanced from 707 per cent of a normal on June 25, to 74.1 per cent on July 25. The crops' conditions is seven points higher than it was a year ago and a little more than a point below the 10-year July 25 average. Far Above Last Tear's. A production of 11,450,000 bales was forecast from' the condition June 25, which was 70.7. Produc tion last year was 11,329.755 bales and the condition on July 26, a year ago, was 67.1. The 10-year average condition on July 25, is 75.6 per cent HERE'S EFFECT OF RATE BOOST ' ALLOWED ROADS VETERA RAIL MAH DIES. -St Paul. MintU Aug. 2. Charles A. Clark, treasurer of the Northern p.Hflr railroad since lt7. died of w " UmnmmdsL vaurdav at a ki i. H Promoter V- . ' - "wiiiwwi B MS IWMB mm mab .r -.-,- t needed to pay his obligation. senger and more expensive to the rail carriers." . . Intra-State Increase Advised. 'Reasons requiring an increase of interstate rates are very persua sive of the need for increase in intra-state rates," declares a re port sent to various state railway commissions today by the three representatives of those commis sions who sat with the interstate commerce commission during pub lic hearings on the billion and a half dollar railroad rate increase. VWe believe that the conclusion, considering all things, is Just and fair and we give it our approval," says the report. "The increased rates permitted under the ruling will probably go into effect Sept 1, 1920. Tbe oper ating revenues of the railroads un der present rates and conditions are recognized by all persons as insufficient" fare will be 15 cents. FIGHT FOR LIFE OF 'DEAD' YOUTH St Louis Boy Goes SO Hours With out Breathing, But Heart Beats Medics Puzzled. ing to work in compliance with! tbe order issued by John L. Lewis, international president the an nouncement said. I p to Roads Now. "It is safe to say that a majority of the men who were idle lastj week are at work today and the others will be at work within the next day or two. "They will produce all the coal; the country needs, but it will be tbe duty of the railroads to haul It to the consumers. Of course the miners cannot do that If the peo ple do not get coal now it will not be the fault of the miners Lewis issued an order Saturday directing the miners to return to Washington. Aug. 1. This is how the new railway rate affect the public: ... . i Present hish -Prices will be boost ed still furthest between i4.&bo.OOO-. wv ana $700,000,000 annually. . ine per capita increase to the twio.ooo.OOO people who use the railroads annually will be 84.75. The freight rate. -increase ner capita will be $9.75. fare from New York to San Francisco now Is $93.08; sleeper, $22-25;. total, $115.33; plus 8 per cent war tax, $120.82. . Under the new rates the fare will 5f m-M; aleeper. 833.38; total, $146.07; plu $ ner cent war tax. $156.67. Fare between- New ' York and Washington, now $7.32, will be $8.78, without Pulb&aa. CASADIAH xe nT fog fjgjp. Toronto, Canada. Auc 1 Alex ander C Roaa, former member of we Canadian parliament announc ed that be had AmWmmmm Mta N'aw Tprk Yacht dub tecempets) for tbe aawncaa cup la ltzz., . .,. BREST-LITOTSK FALLS! London, Aug. 2. A wireless from Berlin, stated that Brest-Litovsk, tbe stronghold, 110 miles east of Warsaw, has been captured by the Russians. St Louis; Mo., Aug. 2. (United Press.) With internes tirelessly nnnmine the nulmotor the .slight thread between life and death- ork' tns end,inf BtJike offcdJ Robert Stansbury. 16, at noon to- 8Ugpended operation m most ot the day completed tne zutn nour, oi one i mines in the two states, of the most sensational fights against death in the history of medi cal science. , At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon' DttiaH tnnnoil hPAathinv Knr 90' hours internes, in 15-minute shifts, have mechanically pumped the pulmotor in an effort to save the boy's life. The heart was failing at noon. The pulse was weaker. Doctors in attendance said tbe strain was be ginning to tell and that the chances were growing slimmer and slim mer. Stansbury was taken -to the city hospital July 27. Yesterday at 3:30 PROBE OF COAL PRICES URGED (Br United Pre. Chicago, Aug. 2. Chief Justice Robert E. Crow, addressing the August state grand jury today, asked that body to begin Immed iately an investigation to deter mine if there is "a criminal con- he was operated on for mastoiditis i spiracy in Cook county to bring THE WEATHER 1 Fair tonight and Tuesday. Some what warmer Tuesday. Highest yesterday,. 78: lowest last night 58. Wind .Telocity at 7 a. m 2 miles per hour. 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. Y yester. y ester, today Dry bulb temp. ...74 75 61 Wet bulb temp. ...57 57 56 Relative humid. -.33 31 74 River stage 5.8, a fall of .4 in last 48 hours. ' the removal of a pus formation back of the ear. . - I At 4 o'clock the operation was completed. The attendants noticed a change of color in the boy's face. To their horror they discovered he had ceased to breathe. . The heart seemed strong. The pulse was normal. . A pulmotor was rushed in and the fight for life started as physic ians gathered to study a case which they said has no parallel. The long hours dragged by. For a time physicians were puzzled. They were unable to say what chance the patient stood to recover. They hoped, and did everything in their power to aid the boy in his fight . Aa the morning drew along those who hovered over the still form noticed the heart was not quite so strong, that the pulse was growing weaker and weaker. Doctors shook their heads. "The strain 1 too great" they said. But the Internes are still vigilantly, machine-like, River Forecast Slowly falling stages ' in the TiaH nn ! vi 1 1 mi I i n n a f mm K krw Dubuque to Muscatine, until pumping the handles of the pul heavy rains occur. motor and saying to themselves J. M. SHKRIER, Meteorologist ' while there' life there' hope. about a coal shortage for the pur pose of manipulating prices. "A coal famine threatens Chica go, and unless it is relieved before winter hardship, suffering and pos sibly death will result" be said. Many of the principal bituminous operators of Illinois and Indiana have their headquarter in Chicago. SUSPICIONS ARE i ROUSED BY VILLA; ACTS STRANGELY Mexico. City, Aug. 2. (United; Press) The impression was grow ing in official circles here today that Francisco Villa, bandit leader. who has promised to surrender,' rMtltf tiaa Mftnmiliinv nn . til sleeve" and is preparing to deal) treacherously with the government i His movements are mysterious! and uncertain. Due to go to Tor-J reon and surrender, he waa re-i ported today headed 'westward to- wara tne scene ox nis oaaaii es- - ploit. Official ' at Torreon they did not expect he would there before next weak. kaldj 4 i j 1'