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v I TV -yp. 16,y83. PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1914. " RICE FIVE CENTS.
Imperial Guard Reported
CROWN PRINCE IN CHARGE
General Pau Announces Vic
tory Over Germans North
1,000,000 MEN IN BATTLE
Fighting Line 120 Miles Long.
American Red Cross Is
First on Field.
LONDON, Sept. 7, 10:10 P. M
'A Boulogne dispatch to the Evening
News says a telegram has been re
ceived from General Pau announcing
a victory by the allied forces at Precy
The Imperial Guard, under Crown
Prince Frederick William, is reported
to have been annihilated by the Brit
ish force which opposed them.
Battle North of Paris.
The Evening News dispatch says:
"A telegram has been received from
General Pau announcing a victory by
the allied forces under Field Marshal
Sir John French, commanding the
British, and General d'Amade at
Precy Sur Oise, about 25 miles north
"The allies were drawn across the
northern line with the center at Precy.
The English troops were on the left
and the French on the right. The
former had in front of them the Im
perial Guard under Crown Prince
Annihilation Is Reported.
"On both wings, it is reported, the
allies were successful. The German
left was held by the French and re
tired to the north.
"The Imperial Guard, who were or
dered to surrender, were annihilated
by the British. It is reported that
the Crown Prince was in their midst."
The British official bureau has re
ceived no confirmation of this mes
sage. Battle Line 120 Miles Long.
An earlier official statement given
out in Paris today said that a general
action had started on the line from
Nanteuil-le-Hardouin to Verdun, a
distance of 120 miles. It was then
said that, thanks to the vigorous ac
tion of the French troops, supported
by the British, the Germans had
Tremendous Battle Bages.
Unofficial advices from Berlin also
have indicated that a battle of tre
mendous importance was being fought
in the territory described.
The official bureau says:
"General Joffre's plans are being
steadily carried out. The allied forces,
aciing on the offensive, have been
successful in checking and forcing
back in a northeast direction the
German forces opposed to them."
K1LZRCEST BATTLE RAGING
Allies Force Germans to Retire 30
Miles From Paris.
PARIS. Sept. 7. From official com
munications given out here tt Is learned
that the engagements, which began
Saturday and Sunday, to the east and
northeast of the French capital, in the
vicinity of Verdun, developed today into
cno of the most important battles of
the campaign. It was estimated that
nearly 1,000,000 troops were engaged.
The armies of the allies are opposing
the German advance over a front ex
tending for about 120 miles from
Manteull le Haudouin. 25 miles north
east of Paris, to the great fortress of
Verdun, In the Department of Meuse,
and 20 miles west of the German fron
tier. Ths French troops were strong
ly supported by the British soldiers,
who passed through Paris several days
Allies' Position Moat Favorable.
The position chosen by the allied
forces to give battle to the advancing
invaders Is declared to be most favor
able, having near Its center the strong
ly entrenched camp at Chalons sur
The allies conducted their operations
o successfully that a portion of the
German forces were forced to retire.
iCoo.olud.il es Fas S.J.
I.O.N Do , Sept. 7, 2i40 P. M. The
correspondent of the Beuter Telegram
Company at Rome says that a dlapatch
ham been received there from Naples
saying i "Steamers arriving; from
Egypt report that German emlaaarles
are Inciting the Mohammedans against
England, saying that Germany la every
WASHINGTON. Sept, 7. China to
day officially notllted the State De
partment of its inability to pnrticlpnte
In the naval rendezvous at the Panama-Pacific
arising because of the war were given
aa the reason and the Chinese Foreign
Office expressed Its deep regret.
BREST, via Paris, Sept. 7, lt26 P. M.
Six hundred Germans have been cap
tured on board the Dutch steamer Tam
hora. Among them are 33 officers and
doctors, who are in prison at Chateau
Brest. The Tambora aalled July 30
from Bntavla for Rotterdam.
ROME, via Paris, Sept. T. Reports
arriving here say that desertions from
the Austrian army are increasing daily.
Thin Is anid to be especially true along
the Roumanian frontier, and it Is de
clared also that many Austrian soldiers
have reached Switserland through the
Tyrol. It i aaid that 34 per cent of the
men of the Mcchlnv regiments have dis
appeared. PABIS, Sept 7, 620 P. Me A Havaa
agency dispatch from Zurich', Switaer
Innd, says that the newspapers there
announce that Germany has rejected
Austria's request for a loan and that
the bankers hnve taken similar action.
LONDON, Sept. 8, ll25 A. M. A dla
patch to Beuter's Telegram Company
from Ostend saysi
'Violent fighting, lasting five hours,
has taken place between Melle and
ttuatretcht, near Ghent, between Bel
gian volunteers and a superior corps of
Germans. After determined resistance
the Belgians retired in good order. The
Germans occupied Melle and are march
ing on Ghent."
SHIELDS, England, via Loudon,
Sept. 7. The sinking of a fishing
trawler, which struck a mine in the
North Sea Sunday, is reported. The
skipper and a fireman were drowned.
Ten others were rescued.
1,390,000 LEAVE PARIS
All Are Urged to Leave and Free
Transportation Is Given.
PARIS. Sept. 7, 9:36 P. M. The pop
ulation of Paris and suburbs before the
war was 3,400,000. According to semi
official figures It Is 2,010,000 today,
owing to the mobilization of the army
and the departure of the fugitives. The
Minister of Public Works Is aiding the
people to leave and Is providing free
transportation In many cases.
The transportation of 25,000 peo
ple from the suburbs of Paris to
the south and southeast commenced
Sunday. These people were ordered
to leave their homes so that the houses
could be destroyed, leaving a clear
range for the guns of the forts.
' The residents of Neuilly and Bou-logne-Sur-Seine,
as well as the vast
populations on the other sides of the
city, were taken away on trains pros
vided by the government.
GERMAN LOSSES 350,000
Kaiser's Ofllcer Reported to Have
Said Invaders Are Nervous.
LONDON, Sept. 8. A Post corre
spondent, wiring from a point not given
in the dispatch, has seen a letter from
a high German officer invalided home
in which he says:
"The war is not going quite as we
expected and the resistance of the al
lied forces is extraordinary. We are
beginning to feel nervous as to results.
"The German losses are terrible, so
terrible that the Emperor has forbidden
their disclosure. Our generals have
been wantonly wasteful with our men,
who have been mowed down in thou
sands. "While It is impossible to say what
our losses are, 1 estimate them at be
tween 350,000 and 400,000. If they con
tinue at this rate we shall be quite
unable to meet Russia with any hope of
BENSON CERTIFICATE NEAR
Issue Today to Be Accompanied by
SALEM, Or., Sept. 7 (.Special.)
Governor West tomorrow will Issue a
certificate of nomination to Judge
Henry L. Benson, to whom was given
the Republican nomination for Su
preme Court Justice over Charles L.
McN'ary by the State Canvassing Board
last Saturday. It will be accompanied
by a protest denouncing what the Gov
ernor terms "the methods by which
Judge Benson obtained the nomina
tion and because of Judge Benson's
refusal to recount precincts covered by
a stipulation between him and Judge
McNary, and because he refused to
consent to a recount of 15 votes al
leged to have been thrown out In
The Governor for a while contem
plated refusing to Issue-a certificate.
SALVATION ARMY HALTED
Los Angeles to Stop Soliciting; Red
Cross Also to Be Regulated. '
LOS ANGELES, CaL, Sept. 7. The
Salvation Army will tomorrow be re
fused permission to collect money, food
and clothing in Los Angeles by the Mu
nicipal Charities Commission. The or
der of refusal has been prepared and
will be presented to Commissioner
Thomas Estill, of Chicago, in charge of
the Salvation Army work In the Wes
tern division, tomorrow, when he will
make his final formal plea for the con
tinuance of array activities here.
SUGGESTED VISIT OF
SHIPS SIS TURKS
Scheme to Drag In
BRITAIN IS ACCUSED OF PLOT
Ambassador Calls Suggestion
MASSACRE PICTURE DRAWN
A. Rustem Bey Acknowledges Dark
Past of Ottoman and Hints at
Russian, French, British and
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7. Charging
that the intimation by Great Britain
to the United States that she would
welcome the presence of American war
vessels In Turkey's waters to protect
Christians was merely a "vulgar trap"
to get the United States "mixed in the
European fray on the allies' side," A.
Rustem Bey, Turkish Ambassador, is
sued tonight the following statement:
"According to today's papers. Great
Britain, following In the footsteps of
France, has agitated before the eyes
of the United States the specter of a
massacre of Christians In Turkey and
has made this gruesome picture of the
immediate future, drawn with absolute
disregard to truth, a pretext for re
questing the United States to dispatch
warships to Turkish ports.
Nation's Record Recalled.
"That there have been massacres in
Turkey I cannot, unfortunately, deny,
but the victims suffered at the hands
of the Moslems not as Christians, but
as political agitators engaged in under
mining the Ottoman State, the while
flaunting in the face of the government
and dominant race the support of Rus
sia, France and England.
"Under the same provocation what
would Russia have done, who has given
the world the spectacle of not one, but
20 pogroms against an Innocent race'.'
What France, who smoked to death in
caverns the Algerians fighting for the
independence of their land, who later
on rejoiced In that grand production,
the commune; what England, whose
punishment of the 'rebels In the Indian
mutiny' was to blow them off guns?
l ulled States Also Questioned.
"And since a large number of Ameri
can papers are siding with Great Brit
ain and France in this affair I will
permit myself to say that the thought
of the lynchlngs which occur daily in
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY S Maximum temperature, S
degrees; minimum. 52 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers; southerly winds.
British annihilate Imperial Guard of Ger
many In battle near Paris. Page 1.
Turkish Ambassador say. proposed '-
warships to Turkey Is planned by Brltlsn
to mix America in war. Page 1.
Germans reported to have killed hundreds
citizens in destroying City ot Dmant.
Rud'yard Kipling says freedom of world Is
at stales 111 ----
Great Britain prepares to ward off any
vasion by Germany. Page
Seizure of German reserves off
Bhlp within three mile, of British port.
Natur!ch'ecks Japane.e invasion of German
territory. Page 5.
Germans sound warning to Inhabitant, ol
all captured town.. Pas .
Russians break Austrian assault. Pag.
Captain and 20 of Pathfinder-, crew .aved.
British aniiou. that United Stats, .how
good will. Page 2.
ITrench resource, taxed to utmo.t. Fag
United State, now con.lder dispensing :
relief among families left by re.ervlt.
President propo.e. plan for ..ttlemant ot
Colorado .trlke. Page T.
Official and political Washington
President Wilson will run for .eoonu
term. Page tt.
Roosevelt's Labor day t.lk political Page 6.
Missouri flood causes damage of il.otu-
three deaths and make. 3000 homeie...
Coast League re.ults Portland 7-1. Ml.lon
0-4: Venice a-1. Oakland 0-l; Ls An
geles 5-3, San Francisco 0-8. Page l-
R. Wllhelm win. Portland golf tourney with
line exhibition. Page 14.
Rainier boat romp, off with river cham
pionship. Page 14.
Bend's resource, revealed to Ad Club from
Portland. Page 8.
Ten thousand celebrate with Vancouver.
Bolts threaten Washington Democrat, ana
Progressives on election eve. Page 0.
Commercial and Marine.
Flour demand from Kast exceed, available
steamer space. Page 19.
American apple crop cut down by unfavor
able weather conditions. Page 10.
Santa Cruz In and ready for passenger serv
ice through canal. Page 1.
Four lumber schooners lying idle in lower
Co'umbla. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Labor day programme enjoyed despite rain.
Page 18. V .
Fifty babies in contest and Doris Gorden
wins labor cup. Page 18.
Storm does slight damage to wire, and
greatly aids fruit. Page IS.
Vendetta vow topped by attack upon Italian
saloon-keeper. Page 11.
Food price, at .tand.tlll but advance, are
expected soon. Page 16.
Lindsley F. Hall, of Portland, arrested In
England as German spy. Page 15.
Labor declared God by C. E. S. Wood, addressing-
unions. Page 18.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 1.
BIG SUGAR PLANT PLANNED
Intent Is to Refine Em
Output in Ca
HONOLULU. Sept. 7i Sl WBIW'ie
Sugar Factor's Company. Teo ra
tine the entire Hawaiian sugar crop In
California In the future became known
here tonight It Is said the plan In
cludes a proposal to spend J6.000.000 on
enlargements to the refinery at Crock
Allen M. Novell, secretary and man
ager of the Sugar Factor's Company,
Ltd., and Edward D. Teneny, vice-president
and general manager of Castle &
Cooke, sugar factors, are now on the
Pacific Coast to make arrangements
for new transportation facilities ade
quate to handling the Hawaiian out
put in total.
tire n av
CONTEMPLATING ANOTHER DEVILISH
FREEDOM OF ALL IS
STAKE, SAYS KIPLING
Author Makes Ardent
Plea for Recruits.
DEFEAT HELD INCONCEIVABLE
Britain Urged to Smite "Or
WAR THUS FAR ONLY STEP
Famous Writer Speaks in Aid of
Kitchener's Quest for More Men.
Magnificent Equipment of
Germany Is Noted.
LONDON, Sept. 8. 1:66 A. M. "It is
not conceivable that we should fall. If
we do fall the lights of freedom go out
over the whole world."
This was the statement of Rudyard
Kipling, the author. In a stirring ad
dress to a mass meeting at Brighton,
where an Immense crowd had gathered
in the dome to listen to speeches in
support of Lord Kitchener's crusade for
recruits. The meeting was presided
over by the Lord Mayor of Brighton,
seconded by Herbert Samuel, president
of the local government board. Mr.
Germany's Ambition Cited.
"Through no fault nor wish of ours
we are at war with Germany, the
power which owes Its existence to
three well-thought-out wars; the power
which for the last 20 years has devoted
Itself to organizing and preparing for
this war; the power which Is now fight
ing to conquer the civilized world.
"For the last two generations the
Germans in their books, lectures,
speeches and schools have been care
fully taught that nothing less than this
world conquest was the object of their
preparations and their sacrifices. They
have prepared carefully and sacrificed
Pleas for Men Made.
"We must Jiave men, and men,s)nd
men If we, wfth our allied, are to check
the onrush of organized barbarism.
"Have no illusions. We are dealing
with a strong" and magnificently
equipped enemy, whose avowed aim Is
our complete destruction.
"The violation of Belgium, the attack
on France and the defense against Rus
sia are only steps by the way. The
Germans' real objective, as she has
always told us. Is England, and Eng
land's wealth, trade and world-wide
English Existence at Stake.
"If you assume for an Instant that
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Monday's War Moves
APAKT from the announcement that
the German force have fallen
back before the offensive tactics of the
allies on the line from Manteull-Lel-Haudouln
to Verdun, the most interest
ing report 1b contained In a dispatch to
the London News from Boulogne, in
which the French commander. General
Pau, Is ' given s authority that the
allies have won a victory' at Precy-Sur-Olse,
In which the Imperial Guard,
under the Crown Prince of Germany. Is
alleged to have been annihilated by a
The British official bureau says that
the planB of the French commsSider-ln-chlef.
General Joffre, are being stead
ily carried out. and that the allies have
succeeded In forcing back In a north
eastern direction the German forces op
posed to them, parts officially reports
that the allies have advanced their left
wing without energetic opposition by
the Germans, and that several engage
ments on the Ourcq River have favored
the French and British.
Roads and rivers In China, which
now are exceedingly bad. have checked
the march of the 3000 or more Japan
ese who landed for a rear march on
Tslng Tau. which. It Is reported, has
been strengthened greatly. The march
has been limited to ten miles a day.
Germany has served notlcs on ths Pe
kin government that It will be held
responsible for permitting soldiers to
cross its territory.
Reports of alleged brutality by the
Germans In their triumphal march
through Belgium bring forth publica
tion of the Kaiser's seven commend
nionts posted by his troops In every
town taken. These demand complete
disarming of citizens, housing of the
Invading troops, absolute absence ot
hostile demonstrations and other sub
missions. The penalty for violation of
tho commandments Is death, and In
every captured city or hamlet the
Mayor and five citizens are held as
hostages to assure obedience.
Great Britain is awake to the possi
bility of German invasion and Is pre
paring to offset any attack made by
sea' or by sky by the Kaiser's forces.
Coast defenses have been strengthened
greatly and every citizen r.ot sum
moned to the front Is doing his mite
toward watching to prevent success
ful Invasion by the Germans. Even
ths women folk have been enrolled to
help block attack. A wife of a British
army officer has enlisted the aid of
enough equestriennes to muster a fe
male cavalry corps.
Growth of unemployment has ceased
In London. Few now apply for work,
the recruiting offices seeming to have
gathered all who, before the war,
went from place to place in quest of
labor. Some of the recruiting offices
have been rushed to such an extent
that temporary closing has been
Several days ago It was announced
that a visit of American warships to
Turkey might prove salutary In that
the effect likely would be protective
to Christians In event of the Ottomans
joining the European conflict A
Rustem Bey, Turkish Ambassador at
Washington declares this Is nothing
but a "vulgar trap" on the part of
Great Britain to mix the United States
In the war. Mr. Bey has issued a state
ment setting forth this view. In re
ferring to massacres that blot Turkish
history he puts questions to Russia,
Great Britain and France, hinting that
they, too, have bloodstained records
He asks what would happen In the
United States to the negroes If the
Japanese and negroes attempted down
fall of the government to set up a
reign of their own.
The onward march of the vast Rus
sian army is one of the great features
of the conflict. It appears that the re
sistance of the Auetrlans has been
broken entirely, with such great losses
and so many prisoners (fully 70,000)
being taken, that the possibility of
famine already is sweeping over the
great empire of Francis Joseph. The
Cossacks have stopped at nothing. Sev
eral Important places have been taken,
and, like the allies' reported annihila
tion of one division of the German
army. It seems that the Austrlans have
met the same fate. "On to Berlin" now
is the Russian cry. Official reports
from Russia state that the Czar's troops
are gradually surrounding. Przemsyl,
which soon will either surrender or be
taken by assault. Przemsyl Is a strong
fortress, 50 miles west of Lemberg. and
Its fall would mean the loss by the
Austrlans of the last stronghold of
Gallcla. It would clear the way to an
advance of the Russians westward to
ward the junction of their forces on
the East Prussian frontier.
A new relief situation has smitten the
United States. Thousands left In pov
erty by the big rush of reservists of
the warring nations to the front are In
need. Advices from Washington In
dicate that relief for these must be
provided by states and cities housing
them and that their home nations also
may be asked to extend aid. Poor
houses In the Pennsylvania mining dis
tricts are full a condition brought
about partly by the exodus of bread
winners to the war, and New York has
thousands surrounded by misery traced
to the same cause.
DUTCH QUICKNESS LAUDED
Stanford Professor Says Rapid Mo
bilization Barred Invasion.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CaL. Sept
7. Holland was saved from German
Invasion at the outbreak of the Euro
pean war by "'record-breaking mobili
zation of the Dutch troops," according
to a statement given out here today
by Professor Anton de Haas, who was
in Holland representing the California
Immigration Commission at the time of
this military activity.
"Mobilization was begun on Friday,
and by the following Sunday the troops
were encamped on the frontier," said
Professor De Haas. "The entire train
service was immediately claimed by
the government. ,
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II NAN I LAW LUW.
Hundreds of Citizens
100 EXECUTED AT SAME TIME
Invaders Say Firing From
Heights Caused Attack.
RESISTING BANKER FELLED
Women Imprisoned In I'oinruU
While Men Are Killed Promi
nent Folk Reported to He
LONDON. Sept I, l:j A. M. An
Ostend dispatch to the Rsuter Tele
gram Company says:
"The Oermsns have destroyed the
Belgian town of Dlnant (li miles
south of Namur) after shooting hun
dreds of the male Inhabitants because.
It Is alleged, shots had been fired from
the heights overlooking the city.
Prominent MkMi Mala.
"Tho Germane In a few hours, by
shell fire and Incendsrl.m, destroyed
Dlnant on the Meuse. Hundreds ot
male Inhabitants were shot Including
one party of 100 prominent citizens
who were executed together In the
Place d' Amies.
' "The Germans alleged that the
civilians had fired shots Into Dlnant
from the heights While the shoot
ing and burning were going on the
women residents of the city were Im
prisoned in the convents.
Family Sees Urn lb.
"Among those shot were M. Hum
mers, the wealthy manager ot a large
weaving factory, and M. Poncelet son
of an ex-Senator. Tne latter was
killed in the presence of his wife and
children. Germans appeared at a
branch of the National Bank where
they demanded the caeh 'In the eafe.
The manager, M. Wasselze, refused to
hand It over, wnereupon he and his
two sons were snot
"There Is no evidence, so far as Is
known, that the alleged shooting from
the heights resulted In the killing of
Oln.nl Ancient i l.
Dlnant which had a population of
about 8000, dated back to the sixth
century. The town was picturesquely
situated beneath limestone cliffs near
the River Meuse. The cliffs were sur
mounted by the villi ot an old fortress,
much decayed through neglect, reared
to defend the town against approach
by the river.
Dlnant frequently has been the scene
of warfare. In 14i Duke Philip the
Qood besieged the town, with 10,000
men. and when It surrendered permit
ted his men to pillage it for three days
and set It on fire.
Farmer Massacre Recalled.
Bound In twos. 00 of the Inhabitants
were drowned In the Meuee, while
Philip, although III. witnessed the exe
cutions from the litter on which he was
carried to the river bank. Afterwards
even the walls of the buildings were
leveled so that not a vestige of the
town should remain.
The town was rebuilt by Charles the
Bold, Philip's eon. but It again was
sacked and burned In ltti by the
The principal building of historic In
terest was the church of Nortre Dam,
built In the Uth century. The town
was the center or manufactories ot
metallic wares, glsss, paper and leather.
LOCVATN FOkK CAI.I.KD lK
Burgomaster Says Germans Promise
to Cease Hostilities.
ROTTERDAM, via London. Kept t.
1:20 A. M. In view of the fact that
the Germans have established civil gov
ernment In the parts of Belgium occu
pied by their troope, the Burgomaster
of Louvaln end a committee of cltlsena
have called on the burgers of that city
to return there and resume their or
dinary walks of life. The call was In
the form of a poster, which was ex
hibited In the streets of Louvaln today.
"After considering the matter with
the German military authorities. I ask
the inhabitants of Louvaln to return to
the city to resume their occupations.
"The orders previously Issued remain
In force. The people are prohibited
being on the streets sfter 7 o'clock In
the evening. Belgian time. All those
having arms and ammunition shall turn
them over at the city hall. All hostile
demonstrations toward Oerman troops
must bo avoided. The German authori
ties have promised that with these or
ders obeyed there will be no more
burning or robbing and that the popu
lation will no longer be harassed.
"We are greatly concerned with the
re-establlshment of community life.
Police service, a Mty administration
and a water supply will be provided.
Volunteer police will be called, the men
to carry a badge on their arms and also
an Identification paper. Those who sre ,
willing to serve are requested to report
at the city hail."