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Piqua Leader-Dispatch (Newspaper) - February 11, 1915, Piqua, Ohio Probably LEADER DISPATCH Dally Calendar From noon today to noon Sun sets moon rites a m sun rives XXXVIII PIQUA OHIO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11 1915 PRICE 2 CENTS Wilson Envoy West to Confer With i Rival Leaders REPRESENT PRESIDENT ermer Federal District Attorney Make Clear to Carranza Villa and Other Chieftains the Position of the United States With Respect t to the Protection Foreigners and I Their Interests In Mexico Washington Fob 11 President has selected Duval West of Pan Antonio to go to Mexico as its personal representative Mr Duval formerly United States district attorney Secretary Bryan announced West's selection The mission Is similar to Hint of Paul Puller who some time ago conferred with the various loaders and returned to this country with Ills reports Mr West is commissioned to make general in- Into the conditions interview the principal leaders Including Villa and and make clear to them the position of the United States government with re- spect to the protection foreigners and their interests The length of time the president's envoy will spend in Mexico lias not been determined nor has any an- heen made as to whether he will see Carranza or Villa first Eventually ho will go to Mexico City there to co-operate the Brazilian minister who is caring for American interests and Consul John It man It is understood that while Mr West wHl point out the growing no ce'sslty for permanent settlement oC affairs in Mexico he docs not take any plan or suggestions from the States He has lived a ber of years in Mexico and is under- stood to be generally familiar with the situation in the southern republic After conferences with President Wilson and Secretary Bryan Mr West left for his home in San An- tonio from which point he probably will go to Vera Cruz to talk eral Famine conditions In Mexico City are growing serious The following on the situation there was The military reports a age of the bread supply and it is re- ported that they recently noticed a bread line in which there were about 300 waiting their turn According to the reports the scarcity of bread is worse than it has ever been before Sonio people are eating bread made of bran On Feb 8 the American club served corn bread to the needy Kenyon Senate Holds Longest Continuous Session In Its History For Possession Of the Passes Teutons and Rnss Battling In the Carpathian CZAR CLAIMS ADVANTAGE Russian Right Wing Reported to Have Succeeded In Crossing the tains Into Abandoning Their Aggressive on the and tions In Eastern and Western Zones Feb series of tles is in progress for possession ot the Carpathian passes which will de- cide whether the Russian troops will commence another invasion of gary or be compelled to evacuate part of as they have done In The Russians havo issued two clal reports of the operations Ins to which they havo thus far hud nil the better of the lighting Their right wing at any rate has succeeded In crossing the mountains for it has been engaged in battle near and which are on the garian side of the Carpathians and on the edge of the plains which sweep down to This army too threatens the rear of the mans who having entered pass to the east have suffered severe losses in battle with force which was waiting for them there The hardest fighting however has occurred on the Galician aide of pass the nans captured the heights In the re- gion of only to be from them after a bayonet fight which the Russians describe as being without precedent in history According reports ed German attacks were finally re- pulsed by the Russians and the man dead lay in great numbers in front of the positions The losses are described as enormous The scene of the fighting was grod thirty miles south of Sanok In It In claimed by the Russian staff that the Hungarian forces In the Carpathians have been augmented by Germans and that German of- are now definitely directing the Carpathian movement The German plan insofar as It can be observed here now seems to be to abandon gradually their aggressive on the and In the Vistula re- gion and to transfer their troops to points there is greater of piercing tho Russian sive German Aviator Brought Down Paris Feb war of- fice makes announcement thut in addition to destroying a German nal balloon in tho vicinity ot Casny at Verdun they brought down a man aeroplane tho pilot of which proved to be Lieutenant Von Hidden He will bo remembered as tho cious aviator who last September How over Paris dropping bombs which caused the death of several It is not stated ei the lieutenant lauded safely or killed ACTIVITY ALL ALONG FRONT French Claim to Have Repulsed All German Onslaughts Parts Feb following com- was issued by the During the duya of Feb 8 9 10 we havo caused Uic ot three mine at La selle and in ing the excavations formed by these despite a counter attack wo with In the bus been artillery lire and bomb on both sides particularly In the region of Dolante and The latest dispatches report a moat violent but ful attack by against Marie-Therese defense works Tn raine our out have easily re- pulsed an attack by tho enemy In tho an attack by the enemy JJL was checked Horn's Trunk Searched New Yoi k Feb T O'Connell of Boston attorney for Werner Horn who attempted to wreck the international bridge over the St river examined Horn's trunk at tho hotel in S T and shipped it to Boston He found no explosives in the trunk he said and no papers to show that Horn was acting under direction the German government or any German organization PARAGRAPHS King of conferred the insignia of the granil cross of the Order of Leopold General of the French army Fire in a cottage at the epileptic hospital at Gallipolis O aroused the inmates caused a Property loss was small A preventing any person re- more than one quart of liquor a from outside tho state has boon enacted by the Alabama lature Admit Flying Staro and Stripes Now York Feb Officials of the Cunard company admitted that the st earner which ar- rived in this port from Liverpool flew a neutral for a time while she clearing tho Irish coast This statement was made after a number of passengers on the British liner had declared thut for nearly twenty-four hours on an 31 she Hew the stare and stripes while passing through the Irish sea The Famous General von Kluck Is the photograph of von of the of thn merman Ml Us li wM who came nearest taking for :his onco of city HIo repulsed at dire last moment an army of thousand fresh troops was sent trail r.it.y to turn him They and tho city was saved Washington Feb and Democratic senators whio oppose the government ship purchase aided by Senators and yon progressive Republicans who have stood by the forced an ad- last night of the longest continuous session iu of the senate and made mope uncertain than ever the fate of tiie measure which the has BO urgently pressed upon Upon the after four and eleven minutes of con- debate leading members of both houses conceded that an extra session to be called soon after March 4 seemed Inevitable There were some however who hoped that there yet might be time to dispose of appropriation bills and the ship purchase measure In form before adjournment Adjournment came on a motion made by Senator O'Gorman which prevailed 48 to 46 after Senator ris deploring the fatiguing filibuster had proclaimed his conclusion that opponents of the ship could filibuster it to its death Charge Against Five Men Republicans Indicted For Alleged Election Frauds Terre Haute Ind Feb Republican candidate for congress in the Fifth district Soules William Fears William ers and Morton Holmes Republican candidates for county treasurer ditor assessor and commissioner re- were arrested on an in- returned by tho United States grand jury or acy to prevent voting or ing on the election board This Is the Republican conspiracy to which United States District At- torney Frank Dailey referred at the time 115 arrests were made on Dec 26 on what has been known as the Democratic conspiracy indictment The indictment that Uie five Republicans gave J to a red light saloonkeeper and political boss named Frank Hess to cause election in two precincts to make returns in their favor Before Probers Say They Gave Lattanner Copies of Examiners Reports Columbus Feb copies of reports of examinations of hanks wore made on orders of former Bank Superintendent and that these copies now are not on file in tho hanking department was evidence furnished the legislative banking de- Giving information as to the condition of banks to out- side persons by a heavy line or ment for from ono to live years Misses Henrietta and Barton stenographers in the ment testified that Mr Lattanner had ordered copies of examiners re- ports of certain banks made a few days before he went out of office Miss Barton said they were turned over to Mr Lattanner That in his opinion the Security Savings hank of Columbus could have been saved from liquidation was a made by former tendent Walters who declared the examination did not show the to be insolvent but that the capital was impaired to some extent Uncle Sam In Action Makes Representations to Both land and Germany Washington Feb 11 tations win bo made by the United States to Germany the German of a new war zone with im- to neutral shipping It Mat tlw In- wire tent Gerard at Berlin on this matter It Is also understood tht tion of the views of this government with regard to the use of the fins by British vessels drafted at the department was transmitted to Ambassador Pnge at House Judiciary Committee Recommends Action TO REPORT Kramer Measure Providing For a Re- count of Ballots Cast at dum Elections Goes Through House With a Hearing to Be Had on tha Green In Columbus Feb ard charman of the legislative probe today introduced in the senate a readjusting the com- of state officers and em- ployes flied by law The measure embodies the results to date of the investigation insofar as statutory aries are concerned The principal salaries which will be changed if the Is enacted into law Members of the public ties commission cut from to superintendent from to members of the state tax commission industrial com- mission and board ot administration from to oil inspector from to The salary of tate highway commissioner will be permitted to remain at Until the Howard Is passed the of Governor Willis to positions included In the list will Dot be confirmed An effort will be mode to have the measure passed as an emergency so the salary cuts will be- at K McKinley efficiency engineer ot the state service commission told the probe committee In how annually he thought could he saved in the operation of the highway department by abolishing positions cutting salaries and the department without Im- pairment of efficiency or service tord Shoemaker one of the three uty commissioners told the tee that an annual saving of at least could be effected by ing positions A public hearing on Senator hill to amend the anti- screen law to permit operators and miners to contract as to the method of mining coal be held by the senate committee on mines and ing in the senate chamber at Tuesday evening Recount Passed Provision for throwing out the vote of a precinct on of bribery or was thR point of at- tack by wets on the Kramer for a recount of referendum ballots that was passed by the house 9 Those who looked for a wet and dry line upon the were disappointed for most of the wets stood with the drys against amendments that were offered of attacked the ery section because under premo court which the empowers to order a recount on complaint would throw out the well as the dishonest votes In a precinct but was told this Is the In contests of the election of- publia officers The house supported Kra mer's contention that his provision was needed as a club to prevent ery and would not be used more than once in ten years j The house passed the for drawing a Jury from an adjoining county when the county treasurer i made party to a taxpayer's the Bohm resolution memor congress to pass the Owen child labor and sent back to committee the to in- crease the tnx exemption of church property Recommendation land registration law be repealed was voted by the house judiciary tee Of numerous bills for this peal the committee the Totman measure A curative clauM will leave undisturbed pending cases inder the Terrene act The law was enacted two years ago under the rens amendment to tan constitution pnd was made compulsory for estates in the hands of courts r Possibly to assure preservation of neutrality within the United States Mr Brown of Union introduced a hill forbidding an alien to have possession of A new by Representative of Jackson makes mother and father equal guardians of minor children School boards will be permitted to sell bonds at private sale after failure to receive bids at public sale If a hill Introduced by Senator Lloyd becomes n law The private sale must be by a two-thirds vote of the board Adopt New Waiver Rule New York Feb ed the playing schedule for the com- Ing baseball season shortly after con- vening the National league club ers wound up of annual schedule a lengthy discussion of rule In future when a chili for waivers on a thorn ran not be a withdrawal nor can a club draw u claim for a player under a The National league season opens April 14 New Greek Minister in His Court Dress This is Alexander the Greek minister to the United States in tha gorgeous dress he ai the court of own country It frs really his official uniform for stato occasions Mr su Agamemnon Schl'e.mann was recalled to years to tho and wnn fcr years charge so bick to meet many friends Ho then
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