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THE MORNING OREGOyiAN, MONDAY. AUGUST 17, 1914. ,
GERMAN DEFEAT AT
BATTLE LINE 150 MILES LONG ON FRONTIER OF FRANCE.
This Morning at 10 o'Clock Begins the Big
Hundreds of Cavalry Horses
Captured and Spirited Duel
of Artillery Fought.
German Dispatch Says Sol
diers Are Shot From Am
bush by Non-Combatants.
on the East Side at the
CHARGED TO RUSSIA
INDIGNANT DENIAL IS MADE
Czar's Government Answers That
Complainant Is Trying to Cover
Vp Excesses of Its Own Men
on Peaceful Populations.
BERLIN, via Copenhagen and London,
Aug:. IS. The Wolff Bureau, the semi
official news agency of Germany, today
circulated the following note:
"The conduct of the Russians In those
places taken by us appears, like the
conduct of the Belgian population
THE UHlASl WHAT HE IS.
The Uhlans, who have made
themselves conspicuous in the
European war. are German
cavalrymen carrying lances.
The Uhlans originated in
Poland, and their maneuvers
were copied by all the other
European countries. Austria,
however, abolished the Uhlans,
but Germany finds them effect
ive. When a charge is made on an
enemy after a gap has been
opened by a heavy fire and the
Uhlans bear recklessly down
with leveled lances the effect is
terrifying and wonderfully ef
toward the German troops, contrary to
the law of nations.
'Shots were tired last night on Ger
man troops from an ambush at Kallsz
In Russian Poland. Two soldiers were
killed and 20 or 30 wounded. It seems
certain that the attack was by non
mtlitary Inhabitants of the place, and
ft is suspected that thse bands are
connected with the government.
"As in France and Belgium, the Ger
man troops will act drastically in order
to suppress those attacks.'
LONDON, Aug. 16 A dispatch from
the semi-official news agency at St.
Petersburg says German reports that
the Russian government had formed, on
the frontier, bands of irregulars who
commit atrocities are officially de
nounced as false
Russia, it is declared, has not formed
any bands of irregulars, and the object
of these reports is to impute to Russia
the excesses which the German troops
themselves commit on the wounded and
on the peaceful populations.
AI STIU VXS SHELL BELGRADE
i-vians Silence First Attack, but
Renewal Fires Many Houses.
NISH, Servia, Aug. 16. Belgrade, the
Servian capital, was heavily bombarded
from 5 o'clock to 7 o'clock yesterday,
when shells fell into the city at the
rate of 16 a minute and caused consid
erable damage. The Servian artillery
responded and succeeded in silencing
the Austrian guns.
The artillery duel was renewed again
early today along the whole front, from
Obrenovatz, on the River Save, and also
along the Danube.
Many buildings In Belgrade were set
MANY GERMAN SPIES SHOT
Correspondent Says Ivlege Was Ac
tive Before Battle.
LONDON. Aug. 16. The Daily Tele
graph's Rotterdam correspondent says
that many German spies were shot in
and about Liege before that city fell
into the hands of the Germans. He
says the representative of a local paper,
who has Just come from the lighting,
relates the following:
The day hefore the Germans took
the city it was reported that a party of
Knglish officers was arriving, whereat
there was great rejoicing. But soon
the cries of joy were turned into exe
crations, for the nine men who were
walking about the city in English uni
forms spoke English with a pronounced
German accent. Their identity was
proved and all paid the customary pen
alty of spies.
"The next day after brief negotia
tions with the German General the
local authorities again allowed the Ger
mans to enter the town, on condition
that there be no destruction of prop
erty. "The Belgians are using carrier
pigeons to inform the forts of the Ger
GUNBOAT EYES NEUTRALITY
Jtaieigli to Cruise Waters In Vicinity
of San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 16. (Special.)
On the arrival In this port today of
the United States gunboat Raleigh, it
was announced by Admiral Pond that
the Raleigh, which had been ordered to
report to him here to maintain the neu
trality of the United States, would
cruise these waters and await any
Watching for any infraction of the
neutrality laws will be in the jurisdic
tion of the customs officials, said Ad
miral Pond. The Raleigh will not es
tablish a regular patrol of the harbor
unless infractions become prevalent, but
her mere presence is expected to deter
those who might try to break the laws
The Leipslg Is expected to come into
port soon to coal, according to the Ger
man Acting Consul, who has asked that
the warship be permitted to take on
such coal, water and provisions as the
neutrality laws permit.
Buildings Go at Grants Pass.
GRANTS PASS. Or.. Aug. 16. (Spe
cial.) A forest fire near the mouth of
the Applegate River last night spread
to the Penn-Oregon branch of the
Leonard Orchard Company, and for a
wliile threatened serious damage to the
property. Two barns and one hop
hnuse together with 53 tons of hay
were destroyed before the fire could
be checked. The loss on the buildings
and hay. is $1750, partially covered by
Pendleton Death Rate Lower.
PENDLETON. Or.. Aug. 16. (Spe
cial.) The death rate of this city for
the past month, as compared with the
same period of last year, has de
creased by onehalf. The present rec
enrdl for the month is seven deaths.
That cf last year was 14 deaths. The
Mrths for the month show nearly two
girls lor one boy,
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I WERE SCENES OF HOT FIGHTING YESTERDAY . I"N ANT,
ANOTHER BATTLEFIELD OF YESTERDAY, IS SHOWN TO THK
SOITHWEST OF LIEGE. THERE'S FIGHTING ALL ALONG I
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! ITALIAN VIEW GIN
Sea Fight "Seems Impossible
Without Venetian Part."
AUSTRIAN "TYRANNY" TOLD
Newspaper Comments t Tersely on
Approaching Conflict In Adri
atic Italy to Publish Ef
forts to Avoid War.
ROME, Aug. 16. The Giornale
d'Jtalia, commenting today on the ap
proaching struggle in the Adriatic Sea
between the Anglo-French and Aus
trian war vessels, says:
"It seems impossible there should
be a naval light in those waters with
out participation of the descendants of
the great Venetian republic."
The newspaper adds that "the names
of the ships likely to be engaged show
which civilizations are confronting
each other. Austrian vessels bear the
names of Tegethoft and Radetzky, who
personified the worst tyranny of Aus
tria over the Italians, while four of
the French vessels bear the names
Voltaire, Danton, Mirabeau and Dide
rot." It is announced that navigation In
the Northern Adriatic Sea is dangerous
because of the mines strewn by the
Austrians as a defense against a pos
sible Anglo-French naval attack.
The Italian Foreign Office is prepar
ing a green book to demonstrate fur
ther the efforts made.by Italy through
out the negotiations to prevent a con
flict between the European powers.
The documents published will also at
tempt to justify Italy In remaining
The Italian government, following the
example of the other powers, has with
drawn its troops from Scutari. Albania.
BELGIAN FORTRESS AND CITY WHERE FIGHTING OCCURRED SATURDAY AND
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NO MERCY SHOWN SPIES
Executioners Do Not Even Ask
Names or Men Taken Into Back
Yards and Shot Work of
(Continued From First rage.)
at Givet, rushing up the Meuse Valley
at the first mobilization a little more
than a week ago. They are sleeping on
straw at the approaches to the Meuse
bridges with their arms beside them.
Every hill lias watchers ready to sound
It is no easy matter to penetrate into
the stricken province of Namur. Every
telegraph instrument is hushed and
communication with the outside world
comes only after the traveler reaches
the province of Brabant. Namur Is un
der a military governor, who inspects
every passport and affixes his signa
ture to every free pass.
Spy's Name Not Even Asked.
At the railway station slowly but
surely the authorities worked, mak
ing inspections, in spite of the crowd
of 500 waiting to reach the city.
They say that it pays to be careful,
as several German spies have been
caught in this way. The Germans are
said to have developed spying into a
fine art. When a spy is caught he is
taken into a backyard and shot. This
is what makes investigations by cor
respondents so difficult and hazardous.
The Germans, according to the Bel
gians, take great chances. Recently
some of them have been found dis
guised in the robes of Belgian clericals.
The executioners do not even ask a
spy's name before they shoot him.
We were pasesd today to Tamines, a
village close to Dinant and in view of
the Sambre- River. We found every
line of approach closely guarded. The
stationmaster inspected our passports
and the officers quartered in the village
tavern just across the street demanded
courteously to see our papers.
Place Dangerous for Spies.
At nr4ninal hrirtcfl Civic ETUardS
stopped us with their bayonets and de
manded information as to our ranuv.
We passed half way across the bridge
and then decided to turn back, but the
guards at the other end viewed our
action with disapproval, and we were
hailed again and made to produce our
passports. These were satisfactory in
every Instance. The care with which
they were read showed that Tamines is
a dangerous place for spies.
Nature made Dinant and Its sur
roundings a place of beautiful vistas,
but man has contrived to convert it to
ki. o. nans The citadel on the
mountain top above the thirteenth-cen
tury church has tnunaerea at neuu.
man, Spaniard and revolutionist.
City Rich In History.
Dinant is one of the most ancient
cities in Belgium. It has now a popu
lation of about 8000. The name is sup
posed to be derived from Diana, and as
early as the seventh century it was
named as one of the dependencies of
the bishopric of Tongres. In the tenth
century it passed under the titular sway
of Liege, and remained the fief of the
prince-bishopric until the French revo
lution put an end to that survival of
In the middle of the 15th century
Dinant reached the height of Its pros
perity. With a population of 60,000
and 8000 workers in copper, it was one
of the most flourishing cities in Walloon-Belgium
until it incurred the
wrath of Charles the Bold. Belief in
the strength of its walls and of the
castle that occupied the center bridge,
thus effectually commanding naviga
tion by the river, engendered ar
rogance and over-confidence, and the
people of Dinant thought they could
defy the full power of Burgundy. Per
hays they also expected aid from
France or Liege.
Dinant Besieged In 1466.
In 1466 Charles, in his father's name,
laid ..ege to Dinant and carried the
place by storm. He razed the walls
and ailowed the women, children and
priests to retire in safety to I.iege, but
the male prisoners he either handed or
drowned in the river by causing them
to be cast from the projecti-T cliff of
In 1675 the capture of Dinant formed
one of the early military achievements
of Louis XIV, and it remained in the
hands of the French for nearly 30 years
after that date. The citadel on the
cliff. 300 feet above the town, was
fortified by the Dutch in 1818. It is
now dismantled, but forms the chief
curiosity of the place.
Half way up the cliff, but some dis
tance south of the citadel, is the grotto
of Monfat, said to be the site of Diana's
shrine. The Church of Notre Dame,
dating from the 13th century, stands
immediately under the citadel and flank
ing the bridge. It has been restored
and is considered by some authorities,
although some others make the same
claim on behalf of Huy, the most com
plete specimen in Belgium of pointed
Town Now ChlrBy Summer Reort.
The baptismal fonts date from the
12th century, and the curious spire in
the shape of an elongated pumpkin and
covered with slates gives a fantastic
and original appearance to the whole
The present prosperity of Dinant is
chiefly derived from its being a favor
ite Summer resort for Belgians as well
as foreigners. It has facilities for
boating and bathing as well as for
trips by steamer up and down the
River Meuse. It is also a convenient
central point for excursions into the
Although there are some indications
of increased industrial activity in re
cent years, the population of Dinant is
only about one-eighth of what it was
at the time of the Burgundlans.
SERVIANS HOLDING RIVER
Austrian Attempt to Cross Save He
LONDON, Aug. 16. A Reuter dis
natrh from Nish. under date of Au
gust 15 savs that at 11 o'clock Thurs
day night the Austrians tried to pass
the Save River under protection of
their artillery. The Servian artuierj
nnened a well -su stained fire, which had
a disastrous effect on the Austrians
and compelled them to retire in dis
order. Many of the Austrians who
were unable to cross me river weie
The Servian guns sunk near Bel-o-rnlp
the dlsDatch says, two boatloads
of Austrian soldiers. All attempts of
the Austrians to disembark on the
Danube in the direction of Tekia have
completely failed. The Austrians con
tinue the bombardment of Belgrade
Adriatic Sea Sown With Mines.
ROME, via Paris, Aug. 16. Naviga
tion of the Northern Adriatic Sea has
hpn prohibited because of the mines
laid by the Austrians as a defense
against a possible Anglo-French naval
right by Underwood & Underwood.
Furniture Co.'s Store
Grand Avenue and East Stark
Thousands of Dollars Worth of Furniture, Carpets, Ranges,
Stoves, Etc., Damaged by Fire, Smoke and Water, and Stock
Otherwise Affected as the Result of Fire in Our Building,
Evening of July 26th, to Be Hurried Out at
Prices Startlingly Low
See Big Announcement in Yesterday's Papers.
MURDER CALLS OLD
FOES TO DEATH CITY
Widower and Former Husband
of Woman Slain, Silent,
Under Same Roof.
CHILD VICTIMS ASKED FOR
Mien Estranged n Elopement of
Wife Killed by Negro With Five
oilier.- Meet In Caring tor Dead
at Spring Green, Wis.
SPRING GREEN, Wis.. Aug. 16
Edwin H. Cheney and Frank Lloyd
Wright. former close friends, es
tranged by Wright's elopement with
Cheney's wife, came together here to
day to care for their dead.
Cheney, whose two children were th"
victims yesterday of a murderous ne
gro, made arrangements for their
burial in Chicago. Of his former
wife. Mamah Bouton Borthwlck, who.
since Cheney obtained his divorce In
1911. has lived here In Wright's bun
galow, he said nothing.
Wife Not Mentioned.
"1 have two children who were mur
dered here," Cheney told friends. Ha
made no mention of his former wife.
Cheney and Wright both stayed' at
the home of Andrew T. Porter, whose
wife is Wright's sister. They rode
from the station to Porter's home In
separate automobiles, which each had
ordered from Chicago.
Thomas Brunker, a laborer on the
Wright estate, who was reported last
night to have died from his wounds,
was still living tonight, although phy
sicians expect his death any minute,
Motive Not Determined.
The motive which actuated Julian
Carleton, the negro, in his murderous
attack, which caused five deaths and
left four persons suffering severely,
still is a mystery.
Mrs. Borthwirk was buried tonight
without any religious ceremony in a
little cemetery near the bungalow
built for her by Wright. The only
mourners as the coffin was lowered
into the grave. Just at sunset, were
Wright, for whose sake for throe
years she braved the reproach of rel
atives and friends, his son and three of
Arrangements for the funerals of the
four other victims have not been com
pleted. FORTS HOLD, SAYS YANKEE
London Paper PnbllsJie Aeeount or
Liege by American.
LONDON, Aug. 16. The Daily Trle
graph publishes an account of the fight
ing at Liege by an unnamed American,
who has been a resident of I.iege for
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"When I left Uegc," ho said, "the
forts were firing Riaudly. It la thn
firm conviction of all Belgium that
these forts never will be taken. A
similar opinion Is expresacd by moat
foreigners who have seen tho forta.
"For example, there are r00 steps t"
the top of the fort at the back of
Cental and the cupola In even higher;
so you will gain an Idea of how hla;h
the guns of these forts are. Their rani
Is tremendous and the aim of the gun
ners already has proved excellent.
"The entire llelglan countrywide l
in terror over the Uhlans, who rn
prowling Mlxut in bands of lu to 2".
When they appear suddenly In the
little villages, the people rush off
toward Brussels, shouting 'The Uhlans
are coming.' At first these alarma dis
turbed Brussels, but now that city la
quiet, although crowded to its utmost
"Many wounded Belgians nro in
Brussels hospitals: most of them have
been shot In tBa legs or feet. Appar
ently the Hermans shoot too low. The
King and yueen nro constant visitors
at the hospitals.
"The supply of food In Brussels la
adequate and cheap. All the theatars
are closed except one moving picture
house. The stores are open."
POLISH LEADERS BITTER
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rug itmbn r gi BSaV
Warsaw Paalarai lie rmr al Ltraii
aiiipalun for .Hupporl l.o ia
ITiimlari rr llrpnrfril.
UONDOtf, Aug. 16. A SI PeteiaburB
dispatch to the Uoyd Newa says a.
newspaper man Who. has Juat urrlvid
from Wursaw ra porta that city quiet
up to the time he left. He aay thai
a lively campaign Is being waged by
German sympathizers along tho bor
der for tho aupporl of the Poles.
A Polish newspaper, printed under
German supervision at Caeatochowa, Is
publishing accounts tf Garman suc
cesses. In Ita latest Issue It reported
that Sweden and Japan had ut dared
war on Russia.
A proclamation also has been pub
lished, tho correspondent adds, urging
the Poles to support the Gerniana. de
during tho Germans would give lavish
presents to tho Pol:a If they would
refruln from Interfering- with the
The Polish leaders in Warsaw, tha
correspondent aaaerta, are hitter
against the Gcrmuns owing to alleged
aevere treatment of Poiea who fled
from Germany when wur was declared.
CONSUL IS FORCED TO FLEE
Mu I treatment ir British Subjects at
lA)NDON, Aug. 16. An Uxrhnnae
Telegraph Company dlapatch from
Ancona. Italy, reports the nrrlval there
of the gngltoh Consul from Trlaate.
The Consul says he had practically to
fly for his life when England declared
war against Auatrla.
The Consul reports that nil British
subject In Trieste huve been severely
treated by the Austrians and that
many Englishmen have been arrested
KHdium water, m be iisi! ns a medlrln
beverage. Ii sia Itimi lntroUn in Hnlland.
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