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NORTH SEA BATTLE
Two German Cruisers, Two
Destroyers Sunk, Another
Cruiser Set on Fire.
OTHER VESSELS DAMAGED
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British Destroyer Sinks German
Destroyer In Chinese Waters.
3 German Steamers. I Fly
ing American Flag, Taken.
LONDON, A us. 28. It is announced
that the British fleet has sunk two
German cruisers and two German tor
pedo-boat destroyers off Heligoland. A
third cruiser was set afire and was left
Inking;. No British ships were lost in
the battle, it was added, and the British
loss of life was not heavy.
In addition to the two torpedo-boat
destroyers and three cruisers, many of
the German torpedo-boat destroyers
Admiralty Report Victory.
The story as told in the official re
port pf the Admiralty is as follows:
"Early this morning concerted op
eration of some consequence was at
tempted against Germans in Heligo
land Bight. A strong force of destroy
ers, supported by light cruisers and
battle cruisers and working in con
junction with submarines, intercepted
and attacked German destroyers and
cruisers guarding approaches to the
"Two German destroyers were sunk
and many damageu.
"Enemy's cruisers engaged by Brit
ish cruisers were battle cruisers. The
first light cruiser squadron sank the
M.urs. receiving only slight damage.
"The first battle cruiser squadron
aank one cruiser of the Koeln class.
'miser oa Fire Disappears.
"Another disappeared in mist heavily
on fire and in sinking condition. All
the German cruisers engaged were thus
"The battle-cruiser squadron, al
though attacked by submarines and
floating mnes, successfully evaded
those and is undamaged. The liglit
crulser squadron suffered no casual
ties. The flotilla cruiser Amethyst and
destroyer Laertes are damaged. The
British loss of life is reported not
The importance of this daring raid
is the fact that the British fleet passed
behind Germany's heavily armed out
post on Heligoland iBland and engaged
the German mosquito fleet guarding
the mouth of the Elbe and the entrance
to the Kiel Canal.
CHEE FOO. Chipa, Aug. 29. The torpedo-boat
destroyer Welland has en
gaged and sunk the German torpedo
boat destroyer S-90.
Vessel With tmerlcan Flue Taken.
Three German merchantmen. the
steamers Frlsla, Hanamaal and Paklat.
have been captured by the British fleet
and taken to Wei-Hal-Wei. Refugee
women and children from Tslng-Tau on
board the Paklat were transferred to
another ship and taken to Tien-Tsln.
PEKIN, Aug. 28. The steamer Hana
maal, which has been captured by the
British and taken to Wei-Hai-Wel. files
the American flag. She has been in the
coasting trade between Vladivostok and
Tslng-Tau. She is owned by a natural
ized American whose citizenship has
been forfeited by long absence from the
Owner Warned by Consul.
The Bhip last sailed from Shanghai,
ostensibly to remove the women and
children from TslngTau, but In some
quarters here It is thought she carried
contraband of war. Before leaving
Tsing-Tau for Shanghai she dismissed
her British crew and shipped a crew
of Germans. This aroused the sus
picions of Willys R.- Peck, the Ameri
can Consul at Tslng-Tau, who warned
her captain against traffic in contra
band. Available shipping records show no
American steamer Hanamaal. There is,
however, an American steamer named
Hanama belonging to W. Katz, of
Shanghai. The Hanama is a vessel of
3302 gross tons, and was built In 1873.
She is 3T5 feet long.
PRIZE IS CAPTURED JOINTLY
French and British Cruisers Tuke
German Steamer Into Port.
HONGKONG, Aug. 27. (Delayed in
transmission.) The German steamer
Senegambia, with a cargo of cattle and
coal, was made a prize jointly by the
British cruiser Hampshire and the
French cruiser Dupleix.
The German steamer C. Ferdinand
Laeisz. which sailed from Yokohama
on July 26 for New Tork, arrived here
tonight, a British prize. It is reported
that the German steamers Torek and
Prinz Waldemar also have been cap
tured and are being brought here.
The naval prize court is sitting to
day on its first case, that of the cap
tured collier Elspeth.
Manning's Coffee Store
Fourth and Alder
investigating the attempt on tha life
of Miss MacGowan. sister of Grace
MacGowan Cooke, the novelist.
MAP SHOWS CLEARLY STRATEGIC VALL'K TO GERM
IKY OF KIEL CANAL ACROSS GERMAN PENINSULA BETWEEN NORTH AND BALTIC SEAS.
CANADIAN FORGE OFF
Princess Patricia Light Infan
try Sails for Europe Today.
MANY AMERICANS IN BODY
LOGGING CONGRESS ELECTS
Business Sessions Held at Belling
ham Are Ended.
BELLING HAM, Wash., Aug. 28. The
business sessions of the sixth annual
Pacific Logging Congress closed this
afternoon with the election of officers.
Eureka and San Francisco had bids in
for the convention next year and the
secretary will obtain a mall vote from
members of the congress on the two
places, the decision resting on that
The officers elected today follow:
President J. J. Donovan, Bellingham,
Wash.; vice-president, A. W. Laird.
Potlatch, Idaho; secretary-treasurer,
George M. Cornwall, Portland, Or.; ex
ecutive committee, Arthur J. Henry.
Vancouver. B. C. ; W. W. Peed, Eureka,
Cal.; H. M. Strathern, Post Falls, Ida
ho; George F. Weisel. Missoula, Mont.;
A. H. Powers, Marsh field. Or.; E. G.
English, Mount Vernon. Wash.
CANAL RECEIPTS DROP OFF
War in Europe Affects Waterway So
Expenses Not Paid Even.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 As a direct
result of war In Europe receipts from
the operation of the Panama Canal
have failed to pay the expenses of the
great waterway. Tolls during the first
week of traffic in the canal amounted
to only about $15,000.
That was not enough to pay operat
ing expenses, much less meet the in
terest payments on the vast capital invested.
Regiment Made Up Mostly of Veter
ans of South Africa, Philippines,
Cuba and Mexico and Is Held
to Be Mom Efficient.
OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 28. The Prin
cess Patricia Eighth Infantry and the
First Brigade of the expeditionary field
artillery with IS guns left Ottawa to
day. The guns will go to the rendez
vous camp at Valcartier and will be
sent to Europe in about two weeks.
The Princess Patricia regiment will go
on board the troop ship Megantic at
Montreal tonight and will sail tomor
row. The departure of the troops was
marked by scenes of great enthusiasm.
The Duke and Duchess of Connaught
and the Princess Patricia reviewed the
regiment of the Princess and wished its
members good fortune before they left
The regiment was raised by R. B.
Bennett, a member of the Canadian
parliament, and Hamilton Gault, a
Montreal millionaire. It is commanded
by Colonel Farquhar, an officer of the
Coldstream Guards, with Captain Bul
ler of the British Rifle Brigade, second
in 'command. Hamilton Gault has a
captain's commission, while his wife
goes under the badge of the Red Cross.
Of the 1100 men, 1000 wear medals
for previous service in South Africa,
the Philippines and ' Cuba, chiefly.
About 300 men of the regiment are
adventurers fresh from Mexico.
Jack Munro, who won his fame
through gaining a decision over Jim
Jeffries, is a private in the ranks of
the regiment, which is held by military
authorities to be one of the most
efficient ever assembled.
The Canadian artillery is moving on
Valcartier today from all assembly
points. The detachments will all be In
by Sunday night, when there will be
33,000 men of all arms assembled at
M REYNOLDS FIGHT IS ON
NEBRASKA SENATOR TALKS FOUR
HOURS IN OPPOSITION.
Department of Justice Ignores Resolu
tion Calling; for Report of Stand
ard Oil Investigations.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 28. Senator
Norrls, of Nebraska, addressed the Sen
ate for nearly four hours, in executive
session today, in opposition to the con
firmation of Attorney-General McRey
nolds as Associate Justice of the Su
preme Court. He did not conclude his
speech and action on the .nomination
again was deferred until tomorrow.
No response was made by the Depart
ment of Justice to the Senate resolu
tion calling for a report of special in
vestigators Morrison and Pagin Into
the Standard Oil Company's operations
following the Government decree of
It will be explained by one of the
majority Senators tomorrow that publi
cation of the report Is regarded as in
compatible with the public interest;
that investigators and the Attorney
General are In entire accord with refer
ence to the prolonged Investigation of
the Standard OJ1 Company; that, in fact,
the inquiry still is in progress.
INDIAN TROOP TO FRANCE
(Continued From Flrt Page.)
serve of troops and the defense of
India itself must be a primary con
sideration, not only to India itself, but
to us; but I am able to state that so
far as external aggression is con
cerned of which I hope and believe
there is no prospect and I should like
to say there is scarcely a possibility
in spite of these heavy drafts on the
Indian army, the Indian frontier will
be fully and adequately secured."
Internal Risk Minimised.
"As regards the risk of Internal
troubles, I believe that the enthusiasm
which pervades all classes and races
in India will make anything of the
sort altogether impossible.
"That enthusiasm has found vent in
many ways in some cases by gifts of
great liberality for the service of the
troops in the field. I was told only yes
terday by the Viceroy of India that
some of the principal Indian Princes
had sent a gift of 50 lac rupees (about
82,500,000) for the use of the troops in
the field, and there has been on vary
ing scales a number of offers of the
"I feel confident, therefore, that the
action we take will meet with a most
enthusiastic reception in India, and I
believe it will be approved by your
lordships, the House of Commons and
public opinion here generally."
British Troops Severely Exposed.
Premier Asquith announced in the
House of Commons today that the Brit
ish troops in Wednesday's fight were
exposed to the attack or live ueraau
army corps. The losses on both sides,
he said, were great. Premier Asquith
"We have heard from Field Marshal
Sir John French, commander-in-chief
of the British expeditionary lorce. mat
in the fighting which took place be
tween Ills army and the enemy on
Wednesday. August 2 6, and which ap
pears from French official reports to
have been in the nelgnDornooa or ani
brai and Lecateau, our troops were ex
posed to the attack of five German
army corps, two divisions of cavalry
and a reserve corps of cavalry and a
second cavalry division.
Casualties Are Heavy.
"Our second corps in the fourth di
vision bore the brunt of the cavalry
attack, while our first army corps was
attacked on the right and inflicted a
heavy loss on the enemy.
"I regret to say that our casualties
were heavy, but the exact numbers are
not yet known. The behavior of our
troops was in all respects admirable.
General Joffre, the French commander-in-chief,
in a message published this
morning conveys his congratulations
and sincere thanks for the protection
so effectively given by our army to the
CHEMICALS TO BE SENT
FACTORIES ON RHINE TO SHIP BY
WAV OF HOLLAND.
Relief Comes to Textile Industry,
Among Other Sending of Envoy
Is Held in Abeyance.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. A brief
cable message announcing that Rotter
dam and the chemical works along the
Rhine in Germany were in commission
and that the plants would ship dyes
and chemicals to Rotterdam for dis
patch to America by Dutch ships was
received today by Representative Metz,
of New York.
"This means," Representative Metz
said, "that the chemical industry of
the United States is in touch with the
German chemical factories and that
they are willing to relieve the emer
gency that has threatened not only the
chemical industry of the United States,
but the textile interests and other in
dustries which use dyes and other
products of the German factories. It's
the best news the chemical industry
has received in many days, but, of
course, it remains to be seen just how
much the German plants now have in
Mr. Metz discussed the situation to
day with Count von Bernstorff, the
German government and with State
Department officials. In view of the
situation the question of sending Mr.
Metz to Germany as a representative
of the United States in an effort to
open up the world's source of chemical
supply is held in abeyance. Ambas
sador Bernstorff has promised Ger
many's support in every way possible
to facilitate shipment of chemicals for
America. One great obstacle now is
the interruption of the cable to Germany.
ENEMY IN FULL RETREAT
(Continued From First Page.)
respondent, "a slight further advance
movement from Cysoing, where they
were reported Monday.
"There was heavy fighting at March
lennes Thursday morning, when the
Germans broke through the French
line. The allies acquitted themselves
well, however, and succeeded in push
ing the German advance forces back on
their main body. The German advance
forces were also repulsed at Pont-A-Marcq.
"There was also fighting at Tournai,
where the Germans were repulsed. It
is believed here that the Germans have
occupied Valenciennes, but the British
are reported to have driven back the
enemy near Mons.
"There is nothing to indicate that
the allies' line from Mons to Conde has
been seriously turned.
"French industrial centers, such as
Roubalx and Turcoing. are frequently
visited by German cavalry and are
occupied and evacuated every day."
Chinese Egg Shortage Likely.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Aug. 28. Importa
tion of Chinese eggs will cease during
continuance of the European war, ac
cording to E. Block, of Shanghai, a
large exporter of Chinese eggs. He
says that Russia and England have
placed orders that will take up all the
Chinese eggs on the market
ASQUITH TO SPEAK
Premier Calls on All Britons
to Aid in War.
POPULACE TO HEAR CAUSE
Meetings in All Parts of Kingdom,
Some to Be Addressed by Cabinet
Head, Are Urged to Show
Citizens Their Duty.
LONDON. Aug. 28. Premier Asquith
has decided to address meetings in the
principal cities of the United Kingdom
to make plain the eause of the war
and to set forth that it is the duty of
every man to do his part to make the
Issue a successful one for the British
arms. The Premier has directed let
ters to the Lord Mayors of the various
cities with regard to these meetings, In
which he says:
"The time has come for a combined
effort to stimulate and organize public
opinion and public effort in the great
est conflict in which our people ever
have been engaged. No one who can
contribute anything to the accomplish
ment of this supremely urgent task is
justified in standing aside.
"I propose as a first step that meet
ings should be held without delay, not
only in our great centers of population
and industry, but in every district,
urban and rural, throughout the United
Kingdom, at which the justice of our
cause should be made plain and the
duty of every man to do his part set
"I venture to suggest to your Lord
ships that the four principal cities over
which you respectively preside should
lead the way. I myself am ready, as
far at the exigencies of public duty
permit, to give such help as I can, anil
I should be glad, with that object, to
address my fellow subjects in your
"I have reason to know that I fan
count upon the co-operation of the
leaders cf every section of organized
PROPOSALS ARE BARED
GERMAN PLAN IS MISUNDERSTOOD
BY BRITON AT FIRST, SAYS GREY.
Neutrality for France and Britain While
Teutons Fought Russia, Foreign Sec
retary Says, Was Suggestion.
LONDON, Aug. 28. Sir Edward Grey,
the British Foreign Secretary, in an
swer to a question in the House of
Commons today, declared he had seen
an incomplete publication by the Ger
man government purporting to contain
proposals alleged to have been made
with the Idea of securing French and
British neutrality during the war. The
circumstances, Sir Edward said, were
It was reported to him one day that
the German Ambassador in London had
suggested that Germany might remain
neutral in the war between Russia and
Austria - Hungary If Great Britain
would remain neutral and secure the
neutrality of France. The Foreign Sec
retary replied that this seemed pos
sible. It transpired, however, that the
German Ambassador's proposal was that
Great Britain should remain neutral
and secure the neutrality of France if
Germany went to war with Russia.
This was quite a different proposition,
the Foreign Secretary continued, and,
in view of France's alliance with Rus
sia, one which could not be entertained.
As soon as the misunderstanding was
cleared up, the German Ambassador
sent an explanatory message to Berlin,
saying the German telegram had not
been Dublished. although one based on
the Initial misunderstanding had been
BURNING AROUSES PROTEST
(Continued From First Page.)
the university buildings, the library
and scientific establishments, were de
livered to the flames.
"Several notable citizens were shot.
The city, which has a population of
45,000 and was the intellectual metro
polis of the low countries, is now
nothing more than a heap of ashes."
The loss of the old church of St.
rierre was mentioned and also the de
struction of the "Jewel of Gothic , Art,"
the Hotel De Ville. In conclusion the
message ran as follows:
"Americans, many of whom have fol
lowed courses at this Illustrious alma
mater and have there received such
cordial hospitality, cannot remain in
sensible to this outrage on the rights
of humanity and civilization, which is
unprecedented in history."
City's Population 15,000.
Louvain was evacuated by the Bel
gians August 21. It is situated 15
miles east of Brussels and had a popu
lation of about 45,000. It contained
many notable buildings, including the
Hotel D,eville, described as one of the
most beautiful Gothic structures in the
world. Brewing and distilling and the
manufacture of tobacco, lace and starch
were the principal industries.
Louvain, which lies in the famous
Province of Brabant, of which it was
the capital in the fourteenth century,
was the seat of the Duke of Brabant
in the eleventh century. The university,
which is the finest in Belgium, was
founded by Duke John IV of Brabant
In 1423. The Church of St. Pierre, sup
posed to have been destroyed by fire,
Is called by experts "the richest and
most ornate example of pointed Gothic
architecture in the country."
The latest advices do not give the
exact amount of damage and the Ger
man reports diner irom uie oeitwii
SWISS CALL FOR HELP
WITH EVERY MAN UNDER ARMS,
FAMILIES LOSE SUPPORT.
SLAYER BLAMES LAW
Japanese Says He Wanted to
Marry Woman He Killed.
GUILT FULLY CONFESSED
Cessation of Business and threat Loss
to Nation's Wealth Feared Lega
tion Asks for Funds.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. President
Hoffman, of the Swiss confederation,
cabled today tho Swiss legation here,
telling of suffering among the pop
ulation of the republic and authorizing
the. legation to raise a relief fund in
"Through the complete mobilization
of the Swiss army, with every avail
able man between 20 and 42 years un
der arms," a statement issued by the
legation said, "thousands of families
are deprived of their support. The
maintenance of an army numbering
300,000 men involves a daily expense of
1,500.000 francs, or of 45.000,000 francs
"Already the heavy hand of want is
making itself felt and this may be fol
lowed by a stoppage of business, re
sulting In the loss of millions to the
"Realizing that help is needed for
the many families suffering from the
existing unhappy conditions, the Swiss
in the United States made the
offer to raise a fund towards their re
lief. Committees of prominent Swiss
are being organized in every city, un
der the auspices of the Swiss legation
in Washington and the various Swiss
Consuls in this country."
WAR CURTAILS OIL SUPPLY
Standard Counsel Declares Full Op
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. James K.
Jones, counsel for the Standard Oil
Company, sent a letter today to the
Senate committee on contingent ex
penses, replying to a resolution recently
v,v Senator Philton. of West
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Virginia, to authorize investigation of
allegations that the standard wm
pany, through control of pipelines, was
operating in restraint of trade by re
stricting the flow and curtailment of
Mr. Jones said the European war had
so limited the oil market as to make
full operations impossible. As to al
leged restraint of trade, the committee
was referred to the Department of Jus
tice, which recently conducted an in
vestigation. The noted oder of the Golden Fleece is
a military one Instituted by Philip the
Good Duke of Burgundy, In 1429, on tne
occasion of his marriage with the Por
tuguese Princess, Isabella. The order now
belongs to both Spain and Austria.
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Slayer of Helena Wood Sinith De
clares She Was Willing: to Be His
Wife if Statute of California
Had Not Prevented.
MONTEREY, Cal., Aug. 2S. (Spe
cial.) "If it had not been for the laws
of California I would have married
Helena Wood-Smith and she never
would have been murdered."
This statement was made by George
KodanI, the Japanese slayer, according
to an announcement today by William
A. Mundell, a privafe detective, whose
agency has renewed the Investigation
t',, ,ttrrtpit nolnnninsr of Miss
Alice MacGowan some monthB ago.
Confession l Obtained.
For two hours Charles Gaffney, the
..fflcinl court Interpreter of San Fran
cisco, interrogated KodanI for Mundell.
and the Japanese finally confessed thi'.t
he killed the artist for love.
"I wanted to marry her. she wanted
to marry me, and we would have been
married if it had not been for the law
that does not permit matches between
white persons and Orientals," continued
"If we could have been married It
would not have been necessary for her
Kodani insisted he killed Miss Smith
In self-defense. He reiterated his dec
laration that she became angry and
Prisoner Rept Crime.
KodanI Is sorry for his crime. He
reads the Bible assiduously. He said
today that if he were free ho would
devote the remainder of his life to
teaching the Christian religion.
The Japanese slayer is not suspected
in the MacGowan poisoning case which
threw Carmel into alarm last April, but
the detectives have under suspicion a
friend of Kodani's and hope to get a
clue. With renewed vigor thoy are
NATURE HELPS KAISER
MARSHES AND THICKE'I i lll.i U
Rl'SMAN tHMV'H ADVtM l V
Rifle PH. Wire anil Rrdnuhta Htl
to Strength of Defease Slate
noon Must I'cnctrnte.
LONDON Aug. 2. The St. Peters
burg correspondent of tha Post, in de
scribing the operations in East Prussia,
tells of the difficulties which nature
has placed In the way of the Russian
advance and says the Germans
enormously multiplied these dlfflcultloH
by modern adaptation of age-old
Thickets and marshes warn sown
with rifle pits and wherever practica
ble, redoubts of felled timber were
placed. Everywhere there were for
midable wiro entanglements.
"We have no exact Information of
how many army corps Germany has
left to opposo the Russian advance,"
he says. "Perhaps there were seven
and possibly only live. Whatevor their
number three are retreating under
cover of the fortress of Koenlgxbers
and one is in full flight on Osterode.
"All four in retreat flung awav their
arms and ammunition and even their
"The Russian armies hy forced
inarches have driven a wedge between
the German forces. go demoralizing
was the Russian commander's strategy
that the German forces abandoned
their Intrenched position on the
Angerapp without a fight."
PEACE CONDITIONS TOLD
(Continued From First Pag
what are termed "the simple demands"
to bo offered.
Germany has no fesr of the troops
Great Britain Is sending and will send
to the Continent. Such forces as Lord
Kitchener Is now collecting are for the
most part untralnod levies, and these
will be so much mincemeat for the
trained German forces. Occupying Ca
lais and Ostend and using them as tor
pedo bases, Germany will be able to
strike constantly at England's flank,
and this Is expected to have an Im
portant effect In bringing the British
government to a realisation of the ne
cessity of making terms.
MRS. OLDS OUT OF WAR
Portland Tourists Catch Holler Bout
Away From Jndon.
Mrs. J. C. Olds and daughter. Kdllh.
arrived In New York from Europe last
Through influential friends they suc
ceeded In securing passage on tho An
don la, of the Canadian Pacific line,
which sailed from Liverpool on August
II, arriving at Quebec on August It.
In a letter from London Miss Olds
tells a pathetlo story of the many
tourists there without money, who
have Hamburg-American checks which
they are unable to cash, and others
who had purchased iickois on snips
which were pressed Into government
service and were unable to get their
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many dates during Summer of 1914
Round Trip from Portland
and Other Pacific Coast Points
New York $ 1 OR
Or Philadelphia W-
Pittsburgh $91 -SO Indianapolis SJ70.90
Cincinnati $84.40 Louisville $8410
via Chicago and
Throuch Pittsburgh nd Interesting Sections ol the En
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