Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, August 19, 1915, Night Extra, Page 2, Image 2

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$60,000,000; LOSS OF LIFE
' X
Exceeded in Violence
and Duration the
Storm of 1900 Gal
veston's Seawall Its
Great Causeway Connecting
City on Gulf With Mainland
practically Destroyed ; Many
Vessels Wrecked and Death
Toll May Grow
Terrific Force of the Wind mul Waves
Swept Many Miles Inlnml, Carry
ing Destruction In Their Truck.
Scones of Terror in Stricken Com
munities of the South
Torn bv n tempest and overwhelmed by
flood which In duration and the property
loss Inlllctcd hnvcv apparently surpassed
the destructive troplcnl storm of IW.
Southwestern Tcxns and n largo section
of the country bordering on the Gulf of
Mexico and extending many miles Inland,
today approximate the dnmago caused by
the war of the elements which began last
Monday at $00,000,000. A - tentative esti
mate; of loss of life at aalvcstoii and In
jv' score of cities and towns within a rad
ius of 100 miles or more pliices the total
at 113.
These figures are subject to nUcrntlon
as dcllnlte reports from the devastated
districts filter through the mass of con
flicting and fraKmentary stories which
three days after the first blow fell upon
the stricken communities are wired by
correspondents who have been able to
communicate facts through a crippled
telegraphic and wireless service. Thu
damage to buildings Is roughly estimated
at $40,000,(00; to cotton and other crops,
JtO.OOOCOO. and to oil fields, $2,000,000.
Miles of railroad nnd Interurhan tracks
were demolished, and long lines of tele
graph nnd telephone wires arc down. It
will be Weeks before normal conditions
are restored.
Galveston was saved from a fate sim
ilar to the one it experienced In 1000,
when 4000 persons perished, by Its gigan
tic sea wall. While huge waves dashed
qver tho wall at the height of the storm,
the barrier held and only 31 known
deaths occurred there. The craft In tho
harbor did not faro so well. Fully two
score small boats ore believed to have
been sunk with their crews.
Tho great causeway which connects the
city of Galveston with tho mainland was
partly wrecked, but cnglncorR hopo to
have communication established by Fri
day. Southeastern texas and
. gulf region devastated
Enormous Loss Inflicted by the Tropi
cal Hurricane
'GALVESTON. Tex. (via Hcnumont.
Te.),v Aug. ID Galveston has survived
the. moBt severe storm In her history with
a, known los of 33 Uvea nnd a property
loss of about $1.1,000.000. This loss, how
ever. Is negligible when compared with
tho destruction wrought by tho terrible
hurrlimir thnt blew out of the West In
dies nnil tonchrd with death many towns
and cities along the Gulf coast from Sa
bine Pns to Motagoida Hay.
Ih GnlvoHton the storm roared In fright
ful menace through the city for more
tfan 21 hourc, and to the strength of tho
(Treat seawall alone Galveston owes Its
salvation. Had It not been for this Im
mense bulwark thousands of lives would
h'avo been lost.
Not a, business house or residence In
tho city escaped damage In somo de
gree and the property loss Is enormous.
The principal destruction of property oc
curred near tho wharves.
'The cotton piers nil suffered, one or
two being wnshed away. Two elevators
iXere seriously damaged by tho wind.
Five ocean-going steamers are nground
on Pelican Island, nnd the United States
army transport McCIellan Is stuck there
also, Small craft wero destroyed by the
The prlnrlpnl damage to residence prop
erty was on the water front nnd beach.
The dead Include four soldiers, one civ
ilian and a young boy, nil unidentified ex
cept Krnest Rohel.
go far, there are no reported cases of
destitution, and a maBs-mectIng of citizens
called together by Mnyor Lewis Fisher
took stepa to tnko care of such cases as
develop At the mass-meeting a commlt
tro of tS citizens wns appointed to super
vise the city's safety, nnd it was decided
tb place the city under martial law, as
looting had been reported In scattered lo
calities. '
-Requests have been sent for companies
of regular Infantry to patrol the city,
and they nre expected to arrive by boat
today. The local naval mllltla company
and a number of private citizens have
been created special policemen to pro
tect property.
All saloons have been closed by order
Of Mayor Fisher.
The looting was done In most cases by
negroes, who were discovered at work
when daylight broke on Wednesday.
Prompt steps were taken to prevent
further depredation.
Although' the seawall stood the test of
the terrific storm the great Galvoston
boulevard, better known as the "cause
way," through a greater part of Its ex
tent washed up and was today only a
series of brick piles. It is Uttered In all
direction with debris and it will take
months to restore conditions to normal.
Although all public, buildings and most
of the downtown stores were crowded
With terrified citizens, as soon as the
storm moderated they began returning to
their homes.
Titers were fully 1000 people quartered
lp the courthouse, and an equal number
was rounq in many otner buildings.
The moat pathetlo tight, perhaps, was
presented at the City Hall and police
station. Here were gathered hundreds of
refugees, who had been picked up by
police and fire department patrols which
worked without rest, bringing in men,
women and children who were In danger
on tr.H streets or In the shanties In which
they had lived, in the number were per
haps 44 women with babes In arms, and
the alli pf these little creatures and
the tfltorta of frightened mothers to
soothe them wore heartrending.
There were some eots, but the few who
slept made their beds o the bare floor.
Karly Tuesday peliee ottleers found two
wandering cw whleh they drove
ihrougta itt Minding rain and the waist
up water Into the city hall. The sows
were taken Into the ball and there a
mother with four tiny teta filled a tin pall
froui their bags, thus obtaining a milk
mipply for her own brood and for the
other babies. It was the Jtrst real meal
many of them had had In U or more
The wiod began blowing Monday, and
.- . iiliwm began Uuviug the city for
u,. n ., i.Liiiij Toe fitful gust of wind
i.h tta w i-dtd the ateady blow of the
titles. Item), t'roprrti l.nw.
(iiilirMon ... ,19 515,000,000
llmiotnn 3 3,000.000
Tn city IK tnn.noo
1'nrl Arthur 1 3(10,000
MiiTOn's Point ,, 7 100,000
Wrxtnln Point ... U loo.OOO
tienhrnok g 100,000
Hnlilno J ' loo.oim
Xnlilnr I'm 100,000
llllrhrnrk , 7 611,000
I.eporle ? .10,000
l.ynrhlitirg J 10,000
Mliun ltrnch .... !1 3.1,000
ItilJ llldgr 3 ,1,0011
Dlrtilninn ....... I .....
Pnttnn Ill
Tolal 11.1 M HV'M.000
storm was n warning to those who knew
the characteristics of tho West liullnn
hurricane. Tho tintometer dropped rnp
Idly. The Weather Huroim nnd sent out
ntnple warning nnd this precaution In
great iiicnsuro saved ninny lives.
The exodus was too grcnl Tor the ca
pacity of trains, nnd tho Inicrurbunfl nnd
those who could not net nwny settled
down to "fnco the music." Virtually nil
the people living nnr the waterfront, or
the bench, cninc uptown fr. Mifety onrlv
Monday afternoon.
The gale steadily Increased lo n velocltv
of 70 nillvH nt 4 o'clock Tui-silty. Street
car service had then been suspended for
n considerable time. Lights and power
were gone nnd wires nnd l,;ns began to
crash to tho streets from every direction.
At thnt lime the wind wns nortli-nmth-enst,
and It wns hoped the hurrlcar.o
would pass Galveston In thu east.
A troplcut downpour had augmented lltu
fnicc of tnc wind from II n'cloi k, mul
shortly after noon the stieets began f,i
Mil with water.
Uy four o'clock the waters of Galves
ton liny were being bnektd up by thu
north wind, nnd soon the stieels worn
covered to a depth of two feet, and water
began lo run Into nil stores nnd base
ments. The ilse continued until midnight,
when throughout the business district the
depth rouged Troni shoulder deep to over
n man's hend.
This put nil tho telegraph companies
nut of commission, but I remained ni tlm
telegraph olllce until nftcr 9 o'clock Mon
day night, wilting messages which 1
knew could not be delivered. In the
estern Pnlon ofllce I sat until the
water was waist deep, In hopes that a
wlrj would bo opened. I saw watm al
most nil the wny to where I" had my
family, 15 blocks nwny
Terror over the ominous situation was
further Increased shortly after 10 o'clock
thnt night by the slmtiltnncoiiM uppenr
anec of two Hies which cast n glow ovor
the wholo city. The O. K. Laundry and
a large cotton warehouse on the water
front were hurned to the ground. Mnny
feared that the city would bo destroyed
by llr..
A fortunate veer in tho wind which
turned to tho southeast was received with
shouts of Joy by lefugees In tho bulld
Ingt nnd there wore many Joyous slioutB
of "She's letting up: she's letting up."
Hut tlls Joy was short-lived. Tho storm
king had been binclng himself for an
other blow from n dlffcicnt direction.
Soon the llerco roar of tho stoitn was
heard nnd In n short time the velocity of
tho wind was 90 miles an hour.
This wind came directly off the gulf
nnd wntcr was dashed over tho seawall In
torrents. The force of the waves tore
down the bathhouses nloug the beaches
and destroyed long sections of the splen
did cnuscwoy. It added also to the great
swamps of water In nil the streets.
The gale continued for hours and while
the Velocity never reached the proportions
of the 1U00 fltorm. It was of greater dura
tion than nny other and had the added
.danger of blowing from tho northeast for
hours nnd then repeating worse than ever
from the southeast.
Ah I write the wind has subsided nnd
practically all the water has run off into
the bay. The tug Pilot Hoy nnd the
launch H. Wavorly, with IS men. have not
been accounted for nnd nro given up by
their owners for lost. Dredges, Including
the Miller Davis, the San Jacinto, tho
Sam Houston, the Sudormun and tho Dol
son and Nanson, It Is expected are also
lost with their crews.
Ono schooner blew nil the way Into
Galveston from Mobile, loaded with
hemp, nnd was deposited on top of the
sea wall near Fort Crockett. Two of her
Bailors suffered broken limbs, but no
lives were lost.
Reports From Gulf District Indicate
Heavy Mortnllty
WASHINGTON. Aug. 1.-I.atest radio
grams from the gulf district to the const
guard service told of tho boats Kl Slglo
and Maachorn, battling the hurricane
about 100 miles west of Key West. At
first It was understood tho Maachorn had
rescued the El Hlglo's crew, but later this
was changed to show the rescue of the
Maachorn's crew by El Hlglo, the Maa
chorn being waterlogged and derelict.
The Government dredge Ban Jnclnto
Is ashore on Ited Ash reef, on Galveston.
Her crew Is alive. The dredge HouBton
Is ashore off Saint Edward's Point. No
word hns been received regarding her
The launch Pelican arrived at Galves
ton late Wednesday afternoon with 75
persons. She had rescued them from the
middle part of the causeway. They had
Bpent two days marooned and were In
a deuperate condition from exposure to
the full force of the storm. They were
mostly Houston residents nnd others
coming here to get relatives. They wero
In three Interurban cars. The steamship
nibston, high and dry, with plates badly
smashed, lies on the railroad tracks In
the Galveeton causeway,
Qua Carlson, sailor on the United states
dredge boat San Bernard, was rescued
from the eurf 15 miles from Galveston
Tuesday night with life belt about him.
Ho was unconscious. He had been in
the water U hours following the wreck
of his boat
At noon yesterday he regained con
sciousness, and said that probabl) 27 f
the complement of the Ban Bernard were
drowned. He said the deckhouse was
washed off the boat at 19 o'clock Monday
morning, IS miles south of here. The ves
sel sank immediately and the crew took
to the bargee, The barges soon were
beaten to pieces and Carlson believes no
one but himself was saved.
O. T. Larsen, her master, and several
of the erew happened to bo ashore.
The dredge boats Sam Houston, San
Jacinto No. I and Galveeton, and the
Government tug San Luis, may be loet.
The dredge Miller Is reported safe.
Ten Dollars for City Conscience Fund
Philadelphia's "Conscience Fund" was
a welled 10 today when the Mayor re
ceived that amount In hie mall, witb tlie
words attached. "This money belong to
city of Philadelphia " The money was
contained in an envelope marked "Wut
Philadelphia " It was turned over to
ths treui
Director Porter Tells Commit
tee That He Must Enforce
Ordinance According to
Ryan's Opinion
An extension of lime In tho onfoivcinctit
of the Jltnev oidlmiuco was denied lo Jit
ney nwiiern by Director Porter today fol
lowing ti cinifcieiiee with a coiumlttoe
from the Philadelphia Jitney Association,
and the popular cms will bo practically
wiped from the streets lotnonow. Only
one application for a llccnso had been
made to tho Director's ofllce up to noon,
when he sent n letter to tho Superin
tendent of Pollco ordering tho enforce
ment of the ordinance.
Tho lcttoi 13 as follows;
"Tomorrow, the 20th. Is the dnto decided
upon tor tlio enioicenicni ui mo hu-in
jitney ordlnnnce. According to an opinion '
from the City Solicitor under date of ,
August 17, I nin advised that the entile i
ordinance Is effective, except for the poi- j
tlon referring to 'zones of tiavol,' the en- I
forcoment of which Is enjoined until afliv i
the hearing on September :o. j
"You will therefore issue orders to the
police to enforce the terms of the or
dlnunce on nil those who fall to display a
temporary license which rends 'Auto Hit
License No. . Georgo D. Porter,
Director of Public Safety.'
"Jitneys operating as sight-seeing curs,
nie not, miliar tho terms of the ordinance,
permitted to opctnte."
Willlain McGlll. Hicham C'nslello and
Harry Sheatz, ns a committee fiom tho
Philadelphia Jitney Association, were lu
celved by Director Poller nt 11 o'clock.
They nsked If an extension of time could
ho granted. The dlrcctoi n piled thnt
am extension he might make would pioo
ably be misconstrued, and, ux much as
he wns In sympathy with tne men, ho
would hnve to enforco the ordinance to
moriow. Tho Director and the Jltncynion seemed
to be of the opinion thnt the enforcement
of the ordlnnnce wns the best thing that
could happen to both the drivers nnd tho
public They said thu absence of tho
ears would make tho public realize the
convenience and tlme-snvlng advantages
of this mode of transportation nnd would
mnke the owners nnd drivels realize the
effectiveness of a solid orgunlzntlon.
It was pointed out that while many of
the drivers, possibly 70 In the associa
tion, could meet tho fee and bond ro
fiulromentti, they felt thnt they could not
nftord to curry on their shnulili-rs the bur
dons of the Irresponsible drivers who
would not nupport them.
Again, tho men said thoy would be
practlcnlh throwing away money by put
ting up $200 nt this time, when they
would only have u short time to run bc
foie the told weather begins, when thoy
would have to go to the ndded expense of
buying closed tops for their machines.
ltlchard ostello, secretary of the asso
ciation, told Director Porter that a, meet
ing would be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning, nt the headquarters, 673 North
Brood htreet, when an effort would bo
made to provide tho funds necessary to
make a test case.
"Wo realize that tho Jltneya will bo
lrtunlly driven from tho streets tomor
row," ho snld. "Hut It Is perhaps the
best tiling that could happen at this time
It will probablv bring tho 1100 drivers
to rralUo tho valuo of organization. Now
wo may ho nblo to raise the necessary
funds to provide a test case. It Is cer
tain that an effort will be nindo any wny,
hut the members of this association did
not feel that they could afford, after all
these months of effort, to put up moro
money for the benefit of the others."
Ono of the members of the committee
t"ld Director Torter that It had been
openly boasted by many. Jitney drivers
that the Director "would not daro enforce
tne orainance."
Director Porter smiled. "Let those
drivci s run tomorrow without a license
and they'll soon find out," he said. It was
then that he displayed the signed order
ready to be sent to the Superintendent of
Mr. Porter read the opinion of City So
licitor ltyan on the bond phase of the
ordinance. Mr. Hyan said, in the letter,
that tho Jitneys should be encouraged,
but regretted the fact that neither he
nor the dliector could modify the terms
of the ordinance or make their burdens
any lighter in the matter of the bond
and license. "You see," concluded the
director, "all we can do Is to enforce the
otdlnance, even .though we would like to
help you "
Ryan also explained today the statement
that was made yesterday In which he Is
alleged to have asked a deposit of )190,
000 In cash In this city from a bonding
company that proposed providing secur
ity for the Jitney drivers. Mr, Ryan said
that the deposit la required under an ordinance-
passed in 1S8T for corporations
not chartered under tliej laws of l'ennujl
vanla. Bonfire Fatally Burns Child
Charles Parrlsh, five years old, is In the
University Hospital, so severely burned
that the physicians say be cannot live.
The lad, who Is an Inmate of the Baptist
Orphanage. Mth street and Thomas ave
nue, wm playing near a bonnre on the
grounds when his UotbM caught fire A
workman wrapped A coat around the lad
and sojotnered the flames.
I'lintn b Kturr. I'opyrlKht hy Undorwoodl Undernood.
The upper picture shows the morbid crowd thnt gathered in front of
tho undertaker's office after tho body had been taken to Atlantn.
Tho lower photo shows Judge Morris under tho tree where Frank was
hanged urging the mob to spare tho body and lot tho inquest be held.
Lehigh Valley Transit Company
Express Strikes Motorcar at
Crossing, Sweeping Occu
pants Under' Curs ' -
A signal boll that wuh wild today to
fmvo been out of order Is believed to
linvo been rcsponslblo for tho death or
threo women and n man nnd the Injury
of another woman, when n two-car cx
ptcts tiollcy train nt tho I.ehlgh Valley
Transit Company hit a touring car lust
night, llvo miles north of Norrlstown. nt
the Yost roud crobslng.
Tho dead:
tilANK Mflll'liy. H2 VMirs old.
miss ni..Ncui: sirrti'iiv, his h.ter, 28
MIKHCI. VIIA MUttlilV, a Utcr, 20 yenra
f"il8l I. UNA lirrZNCll, t scars ol.l, of
Ijo .1 itowi.
Tho Injured woman In Mrs. Mny Mur
phy, Kl yon ib old, mother of Prank,
Illnmhe nnd Clara Murphy. She wns hur
ried tn t'hmity Hospital, Norrlstown,
nf tor being taken fiom under tho llrst
of the two ttolloy enrs. Physicians found
that sho wuh Injured Intcrnnlly and her
Bkull Is fractuird. An oporntlon will be
performed to iclleve pressuro. She wns
nllghtly Improved this afternoon and
semiconscious. Sho Iiob not been told of
the death of hor children.
The signal bell nr tho crossing Is being
made tho subject of a rigid Invcstignt'on
todav. The windows of tho trolley cars
wero closed, nnd none of tho pnssengera
was nblo to say whothcr or not tho bell
So grcnt was the speed of the trolley
trnin that tho automobile was shoved 150
feet along tho track boforo tho car could
bo brought to n stop. Hy that tlmo tho
auto was a shapeless mnss of wreckage.
All Its occupants had been thrown out ns
tho machine wns rolled over and ovor.
Members of tho trolley crow and pas
sengers found tho bodies, mangled be
yond recognition, under the cms. All wero
so cut up and tangled In the wheels that
It wns ImpoBslbto to remove them, with
the exception of Mrs. Murphy. Her body
was found lying on tne ties uetween two
of the trucks of tho forwaid car. 'A pBs
senger dived under the car and put his
oar to her bieast. He found she was still
"ve' . . ,
Another automobile that camo along
was requisitioned. Sirs. Murphy was
rushed to the hospital. A call at the
same time, was sent to Allentuwn for a
wrecking crew. The umbulonco from
Charity Hospital hurried to the scene,
but the phyBlclans coulu do nothing.
Murphy, his two sisters nnd Miss Ultzner
had been killed Instantly.
Trarfle on the lino was tied up for more
than an hour until the wrecking train
arrived and lifted the heavy trolley cara
with Jacks. The cars are of steel and
heavily built- They wero not derailed or
damaged by the collision.
The Murphys lived In Yost 'road, less
than a half mile from the scene of the
accident. Two minutes before It happened
they had left the house. lienjamln
Murphy, husband of tho woman now
In the hospital, stood at the front door
and saw the. party off. He became
hysterical 10 or 15 minutes later wnen ne
received word of tho tragedy.
Dies on Return From Trip
NOllHISTOWN, Pa.. Aug. 19. Return
ing from a trip to the Panama Exposi
tion on Saturday, William A. Decalndry,
of Washington, died suddenly yesterday
at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs.
lltlen Hovendtn, widow of the world
famed artist, at Plymouth Meeting.
Monster Mass-Meeting to Be
Hold in Columbia State
Ownership Will Be Urged
by Auto Owners
From a Staff Correspondent,
COM'MKIA, Pit., Aug. 19,-Tho llrst or
ganized effort for tho abolition of toll
roads In Lnucnstcr County will huvo Its
Incoptlon hero tonight, when hundreds of
motorcar owners .BSomb!o In the fitato
Armory to voice tliolr protest ugnlnBt
prlvntoly-controllcd highways, which they
bollevo should bo operated and kept up
by tho Commonwealth.
The. mnss-mcetliig, which Is to be held
under tho auspices of tho Columbia Auto
mnbllo Club, will bo preceded by a
pnindu of more than Cifl motor-driven vo
lilclcs. Automobile owuoih from uenrly
every section of the northern end of Lan
caster County, nnd also from the adja
cent counties of Lebanon, York nnd
Adupis, will tako part In the demonstra
tion. Olllclala of tho Columbia Automobllo
Club, hended by Its president, Alfred H
MeycrH, havo left no stone unturned to
make tho meeting a success. Several
days ago the Free Roads Committee of
tho otganlzutlon in threo automobiles
covered practically 125 miles of tho north
ern end of tho county. Hugo posters, an
nouncing the purpose of tho meeting, and
speakers to bo present, were placed In
conspicuous places. Thousands of adver
tising folders: outlining the frco roads
propaganda were distributed. Every
where the Columbians were received with
cnthuslnsm. Motorcar owners approved
of the movement, announced their Inten
tion of attending tho meeting and con
gratulated tho tourists for taking the In
itiative In the matter of free roads in
Lancaster County.
At tho State armory preparations havo
been made to seat nearly 2000 persons It
is expected this will be inadequate, and
arrangements have been made to hold an
overflow meeting. Addrcssos will be mado
by President Meyers of the local club;
State Highway Commtisloner R. J. Cuu
nlnghnm; D. V. Magee, chairman of tho
Good ltoads Committee of the Lancaster
City Chambor of Commerce; Frunk r,
liosch, president of the Harrlsburg Motor
Club, and otheis.
It Is expected that a permanent organi
zation will bo formed, to arrange for the
State to maintain ali the roads In the
county. It Is said Lancaster County has
tho greatest number of toll roads in Penn
sylvania. About 30 miles of these are in
cluded In the proposed Lincoln Highway.
A chart, showing the various tolls paid
in traveling over privately maintained
roads In the State, will, be exhibited.
Speakers will point out that, In traveling
from Philadelphia to Gettysburg, tho
following tolls are exacted: Overhrook to
1'aoll, TO cents; Westminster tq Lancas
ter. 26 cents; I.aiicaster to Columbia, 35
cents; Columbia to Wrightsvllle, via
Pennsylvania RatlroVd bridge (car and
four persons), 40 cents; Wriglitsville to
York, 15 cents; York to Gettysburg,
cents. This makes a total of JZ.07 for the
trip. The next toll paid, according to
members of the local organisation Is li
cciitu to cross the Mississippi Itlver atl
at. Louis.
showing high coat of toll road travel in
;,, rt:;.,uK
Cmitlntird frnm I'liRn One
tried to perundo her in change her mind.
Sho hernmo hysterical. letter sho bo
cumo calm
"They tool; Leo away fiom mo and now
ho belongs to mo until ho Is put Into
his grave! 1 must ho ncur hlml" sho
Her request wns grnntcd. She was led
Into the bnggngo cnr. There sho took u
glanco ot tho dark blown box. On tho
box were several wreaths of lowers, most
of them lilies of tho vulley. Homo were
placed In the baggage car whllo en route
from Atlnntn.
As .Mrs. Frank gazed down on the box
sho suw fastened to it the death ccrtlllcato
issueti uy tlio Georgia State Hoard of
Tho cnillllcnle was nindo nut iih follows:
"Georgia Stnto Hoard of Health.
Deceased Leo Moses Frunk.
Occupation Superintendent of lead
pencil fuctoiy.
Horn July 1, ISM, in Germany.
Mothur'u maiden nnmo Judith
Fnthor J. Frunk.
Died Near Marietta, On., August
17, 1015.
Cnliso ot denth Strangulation.
Signed Dr. L. Thornton.
SIis. Frank didn't read tho words. Tho
strain wns too much for her. She was
led back to her dinwing room. Thcio sho
lemnlned until the train icticlicd Now
Vol k.
The train cmryhig Mia. Finnk, who Is
an attrnctlvo young woman, with jet
black halrjiud dark eyes, left Atlnntn nt
12:ul ostonlay morning. Sho wns accom
panied by her brother-In-Inw nnd tho Rev.
David Mm x, of Atlantn. Tho car In
which the widow wns traveling was tho
sixth sleeper attached to tho b.iggnge
car ot the "Death Tinln," as that tialn
came to ho known durinf tho long
Join nay.
Mrs. Frunlc didn't (deep a wink during
the'ttlp fiom Atlnntn to Washington.
When not calling her dead husband's
nnmo she gnzed nt his plctuio. Once,
near Ilnltlmoro, sho fell asleep. Tho pho
tograph of her husband wns found
clutched in her two bands. Tlio hands
seemed to bo fastened to the picture.
Two hundred Atlnntn Hebrews boarded
the trnin when It deimltcd fiom thnt
city. Seveinl mcichunta boarded tho
Hum hi. .ikii miiu, .. vv. nu piiysiciailS
also got on tho train. Thoy remained nt
Mrs. Frank's side until tho train reached
As tho train reached Washington a delo
gntlon of merchnnts, with their wives,
daughters and sons, stood on the plut
form stntlon. In tho group wero &ovcrnl
salesmen, saleswom and laborcis. Two
largo wrcuths of 111 j of the valley wero
handed to the hitRg,! - mastor.
On tho rough box containing tho collln
wero nlfco several wicaths, mndo up by
nn Atlanta florist, but gnvo no Informa
tion as to the Identity of tho senders.
A trainman said a negro jouth placed
onu of tho wreaths on the box Just bo
foro tho trnin pulled out ot Atlantn.
The United States fast mail of tbo
Southern Railway is well known nmong
commercial travelers who llvo in tho
North. Thoy usually como homo to visit
their families on tills train. Tills train
often is tlio sccno of Jubilation among
tiavclera who know each other. During
the cntlro trip uono of the usual scenes
not oven u card game was visible.
PassengerH kept Inijulilng about Mrs
Frank's condition. Those occupying
nuuciuuiiiM near mu ono occupied by the
widow could hear her sobbing nnd calling'
"My Leo! Don't lot them tako his
bodv nwny!"
Tiie moment Mrs. Frank boarded the
train hho began froven davs of niniimi..
The mourning Is known as "SchlVo." It
tcquircs tho inournor to lemaln In her
stocking feet for nevcn dnys. Not once
during the trip did Mrs. Frank wear
At different intervals Rabbi Marx
visited Mrs. Frank In her stateroom. Ha
tried to comfort her. Sometimes ho suc
ceeded and sometimes ho failed.
Between Washington und Baltimore
Mrs. I-ronk collapsed. A physician who
was on tho train administered a sedative
to her. Sho fell asleep for a short time
UtlVl lUUl.
Tho "Death Train" nrrlved nt wiimin.
ton nt 3.02 this morning. Mr. Marcus
her brother-in-law, who had been con
tinually awake during the trip, was asleep
for tho llrst time. Mrs. Frank was half
awako. Both were lying In their cots,
which adjoined each other.
" We are glad we are near our home "
said Marcus '
"I have no message, but I desire to ox
press our thanks to our sympathizers
Frank Is dead and gone. Now we are
trying to prevent another tragedy I
mean the death of Mrs. Frank, who
simply can't believe that her husband
actua ly is dead. Often she Imagine he is
standing near her. Mrs. Frank and her
husband Idolized each other. Later we
may have a statement for the press "
While Mr. Marcus was speaking 'Mrs
Frank looked at the interviewer. A dim
light was burning In the stateroom. Out
side of the stateroom stood several
women and men,
"I am beginning to feel a little better "
said Mrs. Frank in a choking voice.
"Please don't excite yourstlf," pleaded
Mr Marcus.
1O50MIU5 vv
Russians Hasten Retreat
North to Protect Rail
road to Czar's Capital
nnm,Lv. Aug. a
Striking hat (I nt both ends of tho itUa.
slnn line, the Germans have scored lm"
portnnt successes In the last 21 hours "
General Mnckonsen's troops have pen,
trilled tho outer positions ot Hrtst-UI.
ovsk, near llokllno, tho War Olllce tm'
nounccil this afternoon. Two more forti
or .novo (ieorglcvsk have been enntbrcd "
tilth luoo pi I; oners and 125 cannon.
Following up his victory nt Kovno, acn'i'
crni von Illnilcnbuig Is driving the Rus.t
sinus southward In lh,. regi011 fcc,t 0j$
tho fortress of Grodno. The Slavs hat
hunledly evacuated nil their positions bcWJ
tween Knlv.irln nnd Suwalkl and are re-'
tiring In tho dliectlon of the Waiaaw-'
Pcirognid Railway. ;
Tlio Important developments In tlioeast''
em llicntic, according to n,e General '
Stuff, nro:
1. The Russians huvn evacuated the
eastern bank of tho Hug lllvor, nbove ihd
below Wlodowo, south of Ihest-Lltovsk. " -
2. North or Hlelsk (loininn troops have '
ronched the Ulelostok rallwnv, taking "000''
1 1 Isoncrs. v .
Third. In the capture of Kovno the -Germans
captured SO olllcers nnd 3000
men. - t
Fourth. Tho Russians havo evacuated :
their positions opposite Ki.hmrja and s
Suwalkl, KouthwcHt of Kovno. i
Fifth. Tho Germans have crossed the I
Nnrcw River, west of Tykocln, taking 800 '
more piisoneis. j
LONDON, Aug. .
Two objectives nre now before the vic
torious Austro Hungarian aiinlcs In tho
catsent theatre of wur. They nro the
further pursuit ir tho Russian nrmlcs,'
with tlio object of accomplishing their
complete demoralization, nnd, second, an
advance on Pctrogrnd. Tho ultlmnto (dm
of these objnj'tlvcg, howevci, is to force
Russia to conclude n separate pence.
Attention Is being centred now upon
what tho next movo of tho Germans In
the Last will bo. With tlio capture of
Kovno by Field Mur-sliol von Hlndetiburs'
and Hie rapid advance of Von Mnckensen
on Brest Lltovsk. tho southernmoit
fortress of the second lino of Russian '
defense, tho entlro lino has become un- '
tenable for tlio Russians. In fact, un
olllclul dispatched received hero today say'
that the retreat of the Russians all along
tho lino has already begun.
I'cislstcnt icpoits have leached here
that the Cicrmuns are transferring whole
nrmy corps fiom tho southern to the
northern front and aro preparing tor a
dilvo on Pctiogrnd, after seizing the
railway at Vllna. In some quarters It
Is believed bore that tho movement
through Kovno in Vilnn is moro than an
effoit to reach the Wnrsaw-Petrojrsd
Railway nnd turn the Russian Hank, The
(lormaus, some London critics bflleve,'
plun to drlvo a wedge In the Russian, Hue ,
enst of Vllna nnd send nrmlcs matcMni.
to un nttuck on Potrogrnd while holding
off tho Russians to til south.
To meet the offenslt i movement It wai
pointed out hero tod:,- the Grand, Dukt,
must evacuate Hrcst ...Itovsk nnd retreat
not (award with his armies or leave a(
ganlson In Hies L.tovsk to Impedo the
movementH of the Germans In the south-,
enst. a
It Is bclloved In mllltmy cliclcs here,
. at the (lormaiiK will continue their pur- -
suit of tho Russian armies In an at-,,
tempt to envelope thoni and compel a
huge sunondcr. Somo military men, how- i
ovor, aro Inclined to believe thnt the
Germans will push their ndvunce up
north, against Riga, and after occupying
thnt port will launch a move on Petro-.
grail. Tho arnnd Duko, It is behoved, ,
will wheel his nrmlcs northward, to de- "
fend tlio Russian capital. s'
With tho fall of Kovno Into German ,;
hands, the eastern battlo front Is mors
nearly straight than it Iuib been since
early last spring. From near Riga, south!
along tho Petrogrnd-Vlna-Blclostok Rail-"
way, tho lino runs along tho arc of a
very largo circle, clear to Kovel, which
Is on the edge of the vast swamps of
Volhynlu, covering the Russian southern
The Russians' position, however, Is trf
far from comfortable, because most of ,
their few railway connections run P-r- '
nllcl to tho front Instead of directly away"
from it, nnd if these lines aro cut their
Loinmunientlona will be seriously em"
Tho enormous difficulties, on the other
hand, In tho way of a Gorman advance on ,
piitrograd nro cited. Fiom tho r.ereat ,
point to tho Russian capital yet reached,
by tho Germans tho dlstnnco ! nore umu
330 miles, and nearly nil -tl'J way the
land Is a vast marsh, Interspersed with
Mnnll nnd large lakes and rivers, BBS
there Is only one easily destroyed railroad.
The objoctlvo of the Germans In tM
future, us In tho past, Is likely to bo the
Russian Hold nrmy, which Btll! refuses to,
bo cornered nnd still retreats into tM
Interior. ,
Military men hero today expressed tne,
belief that Drest-Lltovsk will bo evacu-,
atcd by tho Russians possibly within a js
fortnight. , J
An olllclai statement from Petrograd x
early today admitted tho capture, byGn;
erul von Hindonburg, ot the principal
defenses of Kovno. A portion of tne a
works on tho right bank of the river is ,1
still held by tho Russians, who are using j
tho samo tuctlca they employed ui)0nia
evucuutlng Warsaw. From their po'1" S
tlons on tho light bank, ne K"88''"1?!
artillery Is covering tlm rctieat of 'tne j
Kovno garrison in tho direction of Vllna. gg
tho railway centre, towaid which mj
German ruxu Is dliected. ?
Petrograd also admitted nenvy Q"rB'5
nituoKs upon tno tons ot '" ""--
ovsk, but declared thero had been n ,
change in the situation around ii y
Litovsk. !
, '4
McIIenry, Implicated With Schneiders,
Son-in-law, Says He'll Tell Story ;
.,..,, ,,,,,, it ,i. A,,tr 19 GeerMr
Mollenry, implicated with A'ton". J' s
Q. Forney, of wasiungton, u. .- "y-v
murderous attack on ""Tj
Sohnelder. a, wealthy capital olty &w.
. t V, Aiirlamnn IlOtfiJ Uwt. -
(vat) til lit ! -- - - - aJM
olty, on June 31, today pleaded guilty vm
five charges, two of conspiracy, tw ;
felonious assault and battery and " ,
entering a building with intent iu -
mu muraer. ...,-
Mcllenry announced ut tae ni "-!
ho wuuld zo on the stand and teu w
entire story of th affair when the PWJ
time comes Forney Is Schneiders imr -.
i-iaw. and It b alleged that lie was
ing to the put th latter out of ths W
si mat lit could obimu 75,0i. """
j) hntidei had reiciMd on inaliiwo -dow
u nt liK insuruiiba uolKi