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Member of Audit Bureau of Grcul&tion SIXTY-FIFTH YEAH NO. 245. SATUKDAY JULY JO, l'Jio FOUltTEEX PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. j,d Report ; XjJ.JtLj lO m. f 'ii-nsai ,.. n .ml i RUSS ARMY TAKES MEN AND GUNS Claim 20,000 Prisoners and 55 Guns on Western Russia Front. LETCHITZKY VICTORY German Detachments Re pulsed Along Somme Checked at Verdun. PetrofTad. July 29, (Tia London). Tie capture by Russian troops in the fighting yesterday cn the western front included 400 officers and 20,000 men, it was officially announced today. Fifty five Teuton grins were taken. The Aus-tro-Germans were driven back along the whole front from the Kovel-Ro-jitcbe railway to Brody. General Letchitzky, the statement adds, won an important victory to the 4 eouth of the Dniester in the direction i of Stanislao. IVoions German Success. Berlin, July 29. (by wireless to Say vtlle). The captare of 1,000 Russians during the fighting north of Brody is reported in the Austro-Hungarian headquarters statement of July 27, which al?o records Russian repulses in this district. A success for tne Aus trian? in the Prislop region, where heights were captured from the Rus eians, is announced. Repulse Two Detachments. Paris, July 29. Two strong German detachments, which attempted to reach the French lines at a point west of Ver nandoviners on the Somme front yes terday, were repulsed, it was officially announced by the French war depart-! meivt today. Ia the region of the French fortress cf Verdun two German attacks on a re doubt in the ravine south of Fleury vere checked. The French, the state ment says, made some progress in the region of Thiaumont. In the sector of the Fumin and Chenois woods an artillery duel con tinues. Procress by British London, July 29. British troops V yesterday made progress tc te h '''And northeast of Pozieres and near High wood, it was off oiaKy a i.'.T,' today. General Sir Douglas Haig also reported that two desperate German counter attacks against Delville wood were repulsed. Submarine A ttaekj t Rome, Friday, July 28 (delayed in f transmission). The Re D'ltalia, a 6, 237 ton vessel of the Italian Lloyd Sabaudo line, was attacked by a Teu tonic submarine at 9 o'clock in the morning of July 23. while the steamer was on a voyage from Genoa to New York. The defensive gnns. with which the vessel is equipped, were brought into play and the submersible was driven away. The liner then proceeded on her way to America. Aeroplane Engagement. Rome, July 29. Austrian aero planes yesterday attacked Bari, Mol i di Bari.'.Molfetta and Otranto, seaports on the Adriatic, Two persons were wounded at Bari, and five killed and 20 wounded at Molfetta. Buildings wore slightly damaged at Mola di Bari. Official reports say some of the aero planes were struck by Italian artillery fire. Berlin. July 29, (by wireless to Say Tille.j The Austro-Hungarian admir alty in a statement today reports a raid by Austrian aircraft on various Italian towns as follows: '"An Austro-Hungarian nival aero plane squadron on July 27 bombarded very successfully railway stations, milita-y objects, and factories at Ocea.no, Mola, Bari, Gievinazzo and Jdolinetta with heavy, light and in cendiary bombs. Especially at Bari destructive bombs were used and ser ious fires were caused iu railroad buildings, factories and other places. The squadron returned unharmed. "Desertion or Insanity." London, July 29. Telegraphing from The Hague, the correspondent of the txcLango Telegraph company says he tas received the following message from Maastricht, a Dutch town, 56 lailes oast of Brussels: "fifteen German deserters, includ ing a non-commissioned officer, ar rived here (Maestricht) yesterday. They all came from the Somtne region. They said it was impossible to live through the Anglo-French artillery re without going mad and they pre ferred desertion to insanity." Serbian Lowes Lfcrht. Paris, July 23. Intermittent can nonading is reported along the Mace donian front, where the Serbians are operating against the Bulgarians, says a Salomki dispatch to the Havas News gnry. Serbian losses were compar atively light, the correspondent says, but the Bulgarians were taken by sur prise and suffered considerable losses, as was shown by the large number of dead left on the field. Austrian IhuIsL liome. via Ixndon. July 29. Austro Hungarian attempts to surprise the Itaiiaa positions 7,000 feet above sea, BarlSlegroes From Using Bath Beach Springfield, m., July 29. Negro citizens of Springfield planned today to file injunction proceedings against the park board of Springfield to com pel the board to grant them permis sion to use public bathing benches here. A swimming- pool in one of the local parks was closed Thursday when three negroes attempted to swim in it. The plans for injunction proceed ings followed a mass meeting last night at which the radical negroes overrode their more conservative fellow-citizens, and voted to begin proceedings at once, which, they predict, will eith er gain permission for the negroes to use the pools or will close them en tirely. The court action will be taken in the face of advice from white citizens, who, remembering the race riots of 190S, when seven negroes were lynch ed, have counseled against it. WAR EFFECT 0 TRADE STUDIE Washington, July 29. A study in Europe of war's effect on American commerce is being considered by ad ministration officials as one of the first tasks for the tariff commission to be created by the revenue bill pending in the senate. This became known in connection with publication of a letter from President Wilson to Samuel M. Hastings of Chicago, pres ident of the Illinois Manufacturers' association, saying the president fa- l vored investigation of the country's trade relations. When conditions Justify it, the pres ident wrote, advantage would to tak en of a provision of the Rainey law, under which the president is author ized to direct an examination by the commission of conditions, causes and effects of competition of foreign in dustries with those of the United States. level on Monte Cimone the night of July 27 were promptly repulsed, it is announced in the Italian official state ment issued today. Serbians Driven Back. Sofia, Bulgaria, July 29. The re pulse of attacks on the Bulgarian lines along the Macedonian front was an nounced today by the war office, which states that counter attacks resulted in the capture by the Bulgarians of hostile trenches. Attempts by the Serbians to occupy heights were de feated by a Bulgarian counter attack,' ..j L-A-n b -i-o .riii iv,. l-j tuu ail 5uTJi.';;t' considerable ' losses. i Yesscl Captured. j Berlin, July 19, (by wireless to Say- j ville.) A German auxiliary cruiser at I 1 o'clock on the morning of July 27, after an engagement with the armed British steamship Eskimo, captured the vessel and brought her into port, according to a statement given out to day by the German admiralty. The en counter took place at a point 15 miles southeast of Arendal, a Norwegian sea port on the Skagerrak. Estimate of Prisoners. Petrograd, July 29, (via London). A semi-official estimate of the number of prisoners taken by the Russians dur ing the first half of the summer cam paign just closing places the total at 350.00a THE WAR TODAY The Russian drive into Galieia Is going forward with tremendous strides. Hussion forces hare cap tnrwl Brody, an important railway junction in Galieia and hate brok en the Austro-German lirst lines west of Lutsk in YoLhynia, taking 9.(KM) prisoners and 46 -runs. The capture of Brody. Rome 50 miles northeast of Lemberg, opens a di rect nwid to the (.'alician capital. The occupation of the town also may have the effet of causing the entire Austrian line southward to ward Tarnopol and Bueeaea to fall back. The success in Volhynia, while also a menace to Lemburg, threat ens the strong-hold of Vladimir and makes more insecure the Austro German hold on KoveL British forces north of the Sommo have occupied the whole of Longueral, and their march to ward Bapaume has been aided by the reoecupation of DeUille wood. Fk'htinar continues in the vicinity of Pozieres. In the Yosees the Germans have attempt! to break the French line, but Paris reports that the attacks hae ben repulsed- The French report some progress to the west of the Thiaumont work on the rhrht bank of the Mease. Zeppelins raided the east coast of Kngland early today. Casual ty and property loss, if any, have not been reported. Almost coincident with the an nouncement that the Serbians have begun operations against the Bul garians on the Macedonian front comes a report froni Bucharest that negotiations between Turkey and Rumania retarding the ex chance of supplies hac been brok en off. The attitude of Rumania in view of the Russian successes against the Austrians and Germans .. .. a i.o. threat nt mii allied advance in the Balkans is belli ff closelr I watched. 1 IS ENTERED fllll WITH KflPP ' ttSBn- "Enemy Not Yet Come to See Impossibility of Subju gating Germany." GIVE ANNUAL REVIEW Statement of German For eign Office Is Compre hensive One. "Building upon what she already has achieved, Germany treads the thres hold of the third year of the war with unshaken confidence. But the goal has not yet been reached, for the enemy has not yet come to see the impossi bility of subjugating Ger many. Statement of Ger man foreign office to Asso ciated Press. Paris, July 2ih Crown Prince Alexander of Serb'a, asked for his sentiments as to the future , n the occasion of the second annier sary of the war, has telegraphed to the Matiu: "H'c want to nght that is the sentiment which inspires me and ail my soidiers- To win back free dom for all our brothers that is my riew of the future. Berlin, July 29. Reviewing the po litical events of the second year of the war, the German foreign office has given to The Associated Press a state ment, which says in part: ''The world war was caused by Rus sia's aggressive policy, supported by France's policy of rtvenge. But it was rendered possible solely by the fact that Knglao subordinated to her economic antagonism to Germany all her other interests. "Wht-reas Germany's enemies regard i ouitf in order that they demand ter ritorial aggrandizements at the cost t of l'.i:Z-s like Russia who wants Con stantinople and Calicia. like iYaore, who desires Alsace-Lorraine and the left Lank of the Rhine, and like Italy who seeks Austrian territory th.-y grudge Germany even that she strive to develop herself economically in peaceable competition, and they pro nounce this an unpardonable sin against the world's order of things. "They are unwilling that Germany should become great and strong, be cause the other powers want to be the economic masters of the world. Ter ritorial and economical agrandizement has united Germany's foes in a war of distruction against us. Second Year Reveals Aims. "The second war year whose end is now approaching has brought these true aims of our opponents into clear er light. In Russia this is openly ad mitted, they having an understanding with England and want Constantinople as their war goal. In France there is a war mad cry for Alsace-Lorraine. "In England it is openly admitted that Belgium was only a pretext to justify England's participation in the war, which was undertaken only from self-interest. "Germany must be destroyed. Ger many shall never more raise her head economically nor military. "It is clear that the talk of a strug gle of democracy against militarism is only a catch word used by our ene mies to create sentiment and to cloak outwardly their real purpose of de struction. Assuredly, there can be no talk of a struggle for the main tenance of democratic principles when one side sets out to destroy the enemy completely, including the civilian pop ulation. Land of Democracy 1 "And is England really the land of democracy it represents itself to be. is not the entire development of England during the war shown that England is drawing further than ever away from democracy? "Moreover, if England has really re sorted to war in defense of the rights of the smaller nations, she coul 1 with- (Continued On Page Two.) FEDERAL COURT IGNORES GAS CO. Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 29. Judge Walter I. Smith, sitting with Judge Campbell of Muskogee, Okla., and Judge Booth of Minneapolis, as a court of appeals today sustained a mo tion of non-jurisiiction in the applica tion of the St. Joseph, (Mo.,) gas com pany, appeal for an order restraining the Missouri public service commis sion from its ruling prohibiting aa ail vance in rates of the company. J'jdgo Smith announced that before the case could 1 taken to th- federal court, suits pending on the same issui in Kansas and Missouri would have 10 be dtciclud. i ..... Loans -Tl0ToilO.000 .k-.mi. at LOOK FOR EARLY CARRAHZA-REPtY American Officials tVant to Enter IVeeply Into Investication of Mexican Affairs. 50W C0SIDER1G CO.tDIlSSION Chief Justice MTiite, Goethals Leh man and Brantleis Are Among Men Being Mentioned. "Washington, July 29. "Washington officials today looked for an early agreement by General Carranza to sug gestions for the extension of the pow ers of an international joint commis sion to settle border difficulties, which accompanied the American acceptance to Mexico's proposal for that form of settlement. The state department notified Carranza's ambassador here last night that the commission plan was satisfactory. American officials do not want to stop at discussion of problems deal ing solely with bandit raids and the presence in Mexico of United States troops. They want to take up the whole Mexican tingle, hoping the con ferences may bring suggestions for the reconstruction of Mexico on a firm economical and financial basis. It will be two weeks at least, offi cials believe, before the commission can meet. The state department will insist that conferences be held within the United States. Appointment of American members will await Car ranza's reply. President Wilson is unuerstood to have under considera tion already a score of men as com missioners. These include Chief Jus tice White, Major G-Mieral Goethals, Frederick Lehman and Justice Louis Brandeis. Luis Cabrera. Mexican minister of finance, it is understood, will head the Mexican commissioners. FUNSTON OBSERVES ILLINOIS INFANTRY San Antonio, Tex., July 29. An nouncement was made today that Lieu tenant Colonel De Rosy C. Cabell, chief of staff of the expeditionary force, has been promoted and assigned to com mand the Tenth cavalry. The third and fourth regiments of Illinois infantry left their camp here today on a march to New Braunfels, 30 miles distant. They will cover about fourteen miles on the first day of the hike. General Funston went out by automobile to observe the regiments on the march. DAY IN CONGRESS J SENATE. Met at 10 a. in. Resolution adopted urging up on Great Britain clemency for Irish political prisoners. BOISE. Met at noon. Army appropriation bill, as anu-uded by the senate was ent to conference- liepresentatire Gardner declared It inadequate. Speeches were ms'e by North Carolina members in tribute to late Senator Zebnlon Yance, whose fitutute was recently uutciled at the capital. iRAL i - xr v i t . United States Court Says German Commander Can Not Keep Boat. LINE OF PRECEDENTS Rights Lost When Ship Was Brought to "Lay Up" Here Indefinitely. Washington, July 29. The federal court's decision holding for the British owners in the Appam case confronts the United States government with de ciding what to do with Lieutenant Berg and his prize crew, which brought in the ship after one of tne most thrilling chapters in the sea history of the war. Generally speaking. Lieutenant Berg and his men are regarded as part of Germany's naval forces, and if that view were carried out to its conclusion they would hav ? to be interned for the war for the crew of the other two Ger man raiders, Prinz Itel Friedrich and Kron Prinz Wilhelm, at the Norfolk navy yard. State department officials expect the court's decision will be carried through to the supreme court on appeal and disposition of the German crew must be decided while proceedings arc pend ing. If appeal is taken the ship would remain in custody of the federal court. Court's Holding. Norfolk, Va.. July 29 Federal Judge Waddill today decided the libel pro ceedings for possession of the captured British liner Apam in favor of the Eng lish owners and against the German prize crew which brought her here. The court held that the German gov ernment lost all legal claim to the Appam and her cargo as prizes of war when Lieutenant Berg and his prize crew on last February first brought them into the neutral waters of Hamp ton Roads, with the intention of "lay ing up" the vessel indefinitely. The court held further that the Prussian-American treaty of 1799, re newed in 1S2S, does not apply or con trol in the case so as to guarantee the prize crew asylum in United States waters. That the action of the German prize court in declaring the Appam a prize wLile the case was in litigation in the United States courts has no effect on the jurisdiction of the courts. That the jurisdiction of the United States courts in the case is established by a long line of precedents including several by the supreme court. I'iatt for Lientenant Governor. Galesburg, 111., July 29. Roy Piatt, exalted ruler of the Elks for Illinois, announced his candidacy for the demo cratic nomination for lieutenant jeow- ;rnnrtriay. . ktttfi "V cr vyc rise 7 mwa LOSE WPAi r - - .wr n ?- " EE NO RELIEF FROM HOT WAVE uiiiir iiAiiiKvr in ji itiii jivi vi i iviu I ised Before Middle of Week in Central States. HOT AREA EXTENDS EASTWARD Intense Snfferini? Continues in Con gested District of Chicago During Nights. Washington, July 29. Forecasts of weather for the week beginning Sun day were announced today by the weather bureau as follows: Great Lakes region : Warm and gen erally fair. There are no indications of a break in the hot wave, which will probably continue until at least the latter half of the week. Plains states and upper Mississippi valley: Generally fair and continued warm. There are no indications of a material change in temperature. Chicago, July 29. Slight hope was held out by the local forecaster early today for possible relief from the pres ent heat wave, which is sweeping over the central portion of the United States, by Sunday night or Monday morning. But for today no such en couragement was forthcoming from any source. The government weather bureau at 7 o'clock this morning officially reported the temperature at 85 or one degree 'warmer than it was at the same hour I yesterday morning. Eighty-tive de- grees was also the minimum for the ; night. The forcater said nothing had j occurred to indicate that relief before i tomorrow night was in prospect. Suffering in the congested districts of Chicago continued unabated during the night. Two more deaths attributed to ex ! cessive heat had been reported before I 7 o'clock this morning, making the to- tal for the 30 hours preceding, 72, and since Thursday at midnight, S8. Health department officials so far have found their greatest burden to be the heavy baby mortality. Heat Area Extends. Washington, July 29. Continuation of the excessive heat now overspread ing the central part of the country un til tomorrow and its extension to the north Atlantic coast states was fore cast today by the weather bureau. From the plains states eastward the heat wave today held sway. Temper atures ranged from 96 to 102 degrees in those states, and in the Missouri and Mississippi valleys and the upper lake region. Shade Cooler. Chicago, July 29 At 9:30 this morn ing the thermometer registered 88, four degrees lower than yesterday's mark at this hour. SHOOTS WOMAN IN RAGE OF JEALOUSY Chicago, July 29. Edgar Foster, aged 53, today bhot and instantly killed his 3-year-old son Raymond an.l in flicted probably fatal wounds on a woman known as Bertha Brown, at his home on the south Bide. Foster's Jeal ousy of the woman, whom he accused of paying attention to other men, 1a be lieved to have led to the tragedy. Fos ter's wife, it ia said. wa tn the home SAYS DEEP WATERWAY IS 14 FEET Ruling Knocks Out Legisla tive Action for Channel Eight Feet Deep. -' HUBBARD PETITIONER Judge Norman Jones Gives An Opinion When Over ruling Demurrer. Springfield, 111., July 29. Judge Nor man L. Jons, in the circuit court here today overruled the state's demurrer to the bill for an injunction filed by William A. Hubbard of Carrollton, to restrain the commissioners in the con struction of the Illinois deep water way. Hubbard seeks to enjoin the stata from issuing $5,000,000 worth of bonds for a deep waterway, passed by the last legislature. The suit has held up for some time the bond issue, which is a portion of a $20,000,000 issue authorized by the people at an election by Governor De neen's administration, for the building of a deep waterway from Lake Michi gan across to the Mississippi river. This would be a section of the pro posed Lakes-to-the-Gulf deep water way. Hubbard contends that the proposM waterway is in no sense a deep water way, as only an eight foot channel is proposed. Act Passed In 191.V The decision involves an act of the legislature providing for the issue of $25,000,000 in boDda to build an eight foot waterway from IiOckport to Utiea, 111. The act was passed in 1915. Hub bard alleges an eight foot channel ia not a "deep" v. ater vay. Judge Jones holds, in overruling the demurrer, that a deep waterway means a H-foot channel, and not an S-foot channel as provided by the legislature. He reviews the history of agitation and legislation for a deep waterway in Illinois, and comes to the conclusion "that the people, when they voted to amend their state constitution, did so with clear, positive and definite idea of what the proposed deep waterway was." Deep Waterway Is 1 i Feet. Legislature, congresn. commission ers, and boards of engineers, says the opinion, "have all declared that, a deep waterway is a 14-foot waterway." "The canal provided for by the act of 1915 is most certainly not the canal contemplated by the constitutional amendment of 1908," concludes the opinion. GIVE NO REASON FOR EXCLUSION Washington, July 29. American Am bassador Page at Ixndon today cabled the state department that Great Brit ain insists upon excluding from Eng land and Ireland Thomas Hughes Kelly of New York, treasurer of the Irish Relief fund; his assistant, Joseph Smith, and Mrs. Kelly. They will leave England Monday on the Ameri can liner Philadelphia. Ambassador Page has been Inform ed by the foreign office that the deci sion to exclude the three Americans was irrevocable. No reasons for ex clusion of the Irish relief workers was given by Ambassador Page who said that during their detention at Liver pool the British authorities hail per mitted them to remain at a hotel without being actually Imprisoned. State department officials today still hoped the exclusion order might Ihj modified, however. PLAN CAMPAIGN OF PROGRESSIVE PARTY New York, July 29. The attitude of the progressive party In the national campaign probably will be decided at a national conference in Indiunapolts Aug. 3. The call sent out last night by Matthew Hale of Boston, acting chairman of the progressive national committee, has eausecj the abandon ment of a plan to hold a nation arHsoti ventlon in Chicago on Aug. S. It THE WEATHER II Forecast Till 7 1. M. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Molina and Vicinity Generally fair tonight; Sunday, part ly cloudy with continued high tem perature with the highest Sunday about 95 degrees. Temperature at 7 a. ni., SO. Highest yesterday, 102; lowest last night, 79; at 1 p. m. today, 102. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., on mile per hour. Precipitation, none. Relative humidity at 7 p, m. Si; at 7 a. m., 75; at 1 p. ru, today, SO. Stage of water, 6.8, a falL-oC J In, -a lat 21 hours. o !r -'