Piqua Leader-Dispatch (Newspaper) - February 11, 1915, Piqua, Ohio Probably LEADER DISPATCH Dally Calendar. From noon today to noon, to- morrow: Sun sets, moon rites, a. m.; sun rives, VOLtlME XXXVIII PIQUA, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1915. PRICE 2 CENTS Wilson Envoy Dnval West to Confer With i Rival Leaders. REPRESENT PRESIDENT ermer Federal District Attorney iWIII 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 [Wilson has selected Duval West of Pan Antonio to go to Mexico as '.its personal representative. Mr. Duval Jras 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- quiries Into the conditions, interview the principal leaders. Including Car- Villa and Zaiiiita, 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- nouncement heen made as to whether he will see Carranza or Villa first. Eventually ho will go to Mexico City, there to co-operate -with the Brazilian minister, who is caring for American interests, and Consul John It. Silli- 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 linltod States. He has lived a num- 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 Gen- eral Carranaa. Famine conditions In Mexico City are growing serious. The following I'C-port on the situation there was is- sued: "The military reports a short- 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 Moun- tains Into Grad- ually Abandoning Their Aggressive on the Bzurj and tions In Eastern and Western Zones. Ixmdon, Feb. series of bat- tles is in progress for possession ot the Carpathian passes, which, will de- cide whether the Russian troops will commence another invasion of Hun- gary or be compelled to evacuate part of Galiclu, as they have done In Bu- kowlna. The Russians havo issued two offl- clal reports of the operations, accord- 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 Bartfold and Svldnih, which are on the Hun- garian side of the Carpathians, and on the edge of the plains which sweep down to Hudnpest. This army, too, threatens the rear of the Auitro-Ger- mans, who, having entered Luphow pass to the east, have suffered severe losses in battle with another.Russian force, which was waiting for them there. The hardest; fighting, however, has occurred on the Galician aide of Tuk- tiolka pass, whcro the Anstro-Gor- nans captured the heights In the re- gion of Koalouwka, only to be drlvon from them after a bayonet fight, which the Russians describe as being "without precedent in history." "According to'these reports, repeat- ed German attacks were finally re- pulsed by the Russians and the Ger- man dead lay in great numbers in front of the Russlko positions. The losses are described as enormous. The scene of the fighting was Ball- grod, thirty miles south of Sanok, In Gallnia. It In claimed by the Russian staff that the Hungarian forces In the Carpathians have been augmented by Germans and that German of- ficers 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 Bznra and In the Vistula re- gion and to transfer their troops to points whero there is greater oppor- tunity of piercing tho Russian defen- sive. German Aviator Brought Down. Paris, Feb. I'Ycnch war of- fice makes t'ne announcement thut in addition to destroying a German sig- nal balloon in tho vicinity ot Casny, at Verdun they brought down a Gor- man aeroplane, tho pilot of which proved to be Lieutenant Von Hidden. He will bo remembered as tho auda- cious aviator who last September How over Paris, dropping bombs which caused the death of several noncomhatnnts. It is not stated whcth- ei the lieutenant lauded safely or killed. ACTIVITY ALL ALONG FRONT French Claim to Have Repulsed All German Onslaughts. Parts, Feb. following com- munique was issued by the govern- n'lUiil: "During the duya of Feb. 8, 9 r.nd 10 we havo caused Uic axiiloaion ot three mine at La Bois- selle and Imvp succfjuduil in occupy- ing the excavations formed by these o-xploslons, despite a counter attack, wfaich wo re-pulsed with buyoents. In the tlicio bus been artillery lire and bomb throwins on both sides, particularly In the region of Dolante and The latest dispatches report a moat violent but unsuccess- ful attack by the'Germane against Marie-Therese defense works. Tn Lor- raine our out have easily re- pulsed an attack by tho enemy. In tho an attack by the enemy JJL Bande-Sapt 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. Croii river, examined .Horn's trunk at tho hotel in Tonipkinsville, 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 llio direction the German government or any German organization. BUNCKtD PARAGRAPHS King Albsvt of Uclsium conferred the insignia of the granil cross of the Order of Leopold npon General Joffro of the French army. Fire in a cottage at the epileptic ntate hospital at Gallipolis, O., aroused the inmates ancl caused a near-panic. Property loss was small. A bill preventing any person re- ceiving more than one quart of liquor a nionlh from outside tho state has boon enacted by the Alabama legis- lature. Admit Flying Staro and Stripes. Now York, Feb. 11.- Officials of the Cunard Stcumship company admitted that the st earner Orduuu, 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 T.hia Is the iflTst photograph pub- lished of Gonwal von 'Kluak, of the of thn merman lemlnra, (Ml Us li wM who came nearest, taking IP.irls, for :his svrmy wnrc onco twcnt-y-fivc inileg of the- city. HIo repulsed at dire last moment an army of sev- er'al hnn.tl.red 'thousand fresh troops was, sent, .trail tlio r.it.y to turn him. They succeedtd and tho city was saved. Washington, Feb. and Democratic senators whio oppose the government ship purchase bill, aided by Senators Norrls and Ken- yon, progressive Republicans, who have stood by the bill, forced an' ad- journment last night of the longest continuous session iu the.1'history of the senate and made mope uncertain than ever the fate of tiie measure. which the, adminigtraticln' .has. .BO urgently pressed upon cojigress.. Upon the after fifty- four hours- and eleven .minutes of con- tinuous debate, leading .members, of both houses of'congfees 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 Mor- ris, deploring the fatiguing filibuster, had proclaimed his conclusion that opponents of the ship pvrdhaia bill could filibuster it to its death. CoDspiracy Charge Against Five Men Republicans Indicted For Alleged Election Frauds. Terre Haute, Ind., Feb. Shattnck, Republican candidate for congress in the Fifth district; Warreu Soules, William Fears, William Mey- ers and Morton Holmes, Republican candidates for county treasurer, au- ditor, assessor and commissioner, re- spectively, were arrested on an in- dictment returned by tho United States grand jury (or acy to prevent cltitens voting or serv- 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 chargce that Uie five Republicans gave J to a red light saloonkeeper and political boss named Frank Hess to cause election boarof in two precincts to make returns in their favor. Oerks 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 Lultacuer and that these copies now are not on file in tho hanking department, was evidence furnished the legislative banking de- partment prohe. Giving information as to the condition of banks .to out- side persons constitutes.a felony pun- iBhahlo by a heavy line or Imprison- ment for from ono to live years. Misses Henrietta danong and Rv.i Barton, stenographers in the depart- 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 etntcment made by former Superin- tendent Walters, who declared the examination did not show the bnnk to be insolvent, but that the capital was impaired to some extent. Uncle Sam In Action Makes Representations to Both Eng- land and Germany. Washington, Feb. 11. Represen- tations win bo made by the United States goternment to Germany rc- eBrding the German admiralty's proc- Iftmntion of a new war zone, with im- to neutral shipping. It Mat tlw -.nccesunry In- atructlciM wire, tent Ja.AfcMssafcr Gerard at Berlin on this matter. It Is also understood tht, presenta- tion of the views of this government with regard to the use of the Ameri- fins by British vessels drafted at the department was transmitted to Ambassador Pnge at House Judiciary Committee Recommends Action. TO REPORT. TOTfflAN Bill Kramer Measure Providing For a Re- count of Ballots Cast at Referen- dum Elections Goes Through House With a Hearing to Be Had on tha Green Anti-Screen Bill In. Columbus, Feb. How- ard, charman of the legislative probe today introduced in the senate a bill readjusting the com- pensation of state officers and em- ployes flied by law. The measure embodies the results to date of the investigation, insofar as statutory sal- aries are concerned. The principal salaries which will be changed if the bill Is enacted into law are: Members of the public utili- ties commission, cut from to superintendent of'Insurance, from to members of the state' tax commission, industrial com- mission and board ot administration, from JBIOOO to oil inspector, from to The salary of (tate highway commissioner will be permitted to remain at Until the Howard bill Is passed, the appointment! 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- come'effeetliri at K. McKinley, efficiency engineer ot the state clrll service commission, told the probe committee In deta.ll how annually, he thought, could he saved in the operation of the highway department by abolishing positions, cutting salaries and reor- ganizing; the department, without Im- pairment of efficiency or service. Cllf- tord Shoemaker, one of the three dep- uty commissioners, told the commit- tee that an annual saving of at least could be effected by abolish- ing positions. A public hearing on Senator Galla- gher's hill to amend the Oroen anti- screen law to permit operators and miners to contract as to the method of mining coal, in-Ill be held by the senate committee, on mines and min- ing in the senate chamber at Tuesday evening. Recount Bill Passed. Provision for throwing out the vote of a precinct on of bribery or Intiinfdation was" thR point" of" at-, tack by wets on the Kramer, bill for. a recount of referendum ballots that was passed by the house, 'io'0 -to 9. Those who looked for a wet and dry line upon the bill were disappointed, for most of. the wets stood with the drys against amendments that were offered. Nledlng of TjOratn attacked the brib- ery section because under .it..the 'su- premo court, which the bill empowers to order a recount on complaint, would throw out the honest-'as 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. bribi ery and "would not be used more than once in ten years." j The house passed .the Qarver bill for drawing a Jury from an adjoining county when the county treasurer (i' made party to a taxpayer's ai'onled the Bohm resolution memor lalizlng congress to pass the Palmer- Owen child labor bill, and sent back to committee the Baker-, bill to in- crease the tnx exemption of church property. Recommendation that.the' TorrenB land registration law be repealed was voted by the house judiciary commit- tee. Of numerous bills for this peal the committee will'report, the Totman measure. A curative" clauM will leave undisturbed pending cases 'inder the Terrene act. The law was enacted two years ago under the Tor- 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'shotgun, or..'rifle .A new .bill by Representative :Hoy 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 -au- thorized by a two-thirds vote of the board. Adopt New Waiver Rule. New York, Feb. adopt- ed the playing schedule for the com- Ing baseball season shortly after con- vening, the National league club own- ers wound up Ihe of t'.ieir annual schedule a lengthy discussion of rule. In future when a chili for waivers on a plnyrr thorn ran not be a withdrawal, nor can a club with- 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 Vo-.irc-an, the nfvv Greek minister to the United States, in tha gorgeous dress he 'we.irs ai the court of I'n.fe own country. It frs really ;his official uniform for stato occasions. Mr, Vonras su Agamemnon Schl'e.mann, -uC.o was recalled to .Gree-e. iHe hrra years a? to tho fJreefc iPiTation and wnn fcr years charge so' :ie bick to meet many friends Ho mtiju then.