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THE MORNING OREGONIAJT, FRIDAY, SEPTE3IBER 18, 1914.
APOLOGY NUDE FOR
British Ambassador's Regrets
and Explanation Accepted
by State Department.
RECOGNITION NOT YET SET
Question of Withdrawal of Troops
From Border Is Also Unsettled.
Mexican Officials Cheer
Vera Cruz Order.
' WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. President
Wilson declared today .that he had or
dered American troops withdrawn from
Vera Cruz ' because he believed the
Mexicans now in control were able to
manage the affairs of their country.
Colncldentally with the President's
remarks on Mexico to his callers, the
British Ambassador, Sir Cecil Spring
Rice, expressed to the State Depart
ment his own regret that Sir Lionel
Carden, British Minister to Mexico,
should have been quoted in criticism of
the President's policy. He said British
diplomats were never permitted to crit
icise the heads of foreign countries,
and whatever statement may have been
made it did not represent the view of
the British government.
Carden Believed Resentful.
Officials accepted the Ambassador's
Explanation. They had realized Sir
Lionel Carden had had personal dif
ferences with Carranza and had sup
posed that he spoke resentfully toward
the latter because the constitutionalist
chief had forced him to leave Mexico.
The President today said the ques
tion of withdrawing troops from the
Texas border had not been considered
nor was he able to predict when formal
recognition would be extended. He
pointed out that he had official reports
and assurances that conditions in Mex
ico were not threatening and unsettled
as had been reported. He expects that
the conference on October 1 will desig
nate a provisional President and he
does not know from official reports
whether General Carranza will be
named or will retire in order to be a
candidate in the succeeding elections.
Significant Oration Quoted.
A speech in the presence of General
Carranza, his cabinet and the diplomat
ic corps at the official celebration of
Independence day in Mexico City, was
received today and regarded as signifi
cant of Mexican sentiment. It was
made by the principal orator of the
day and in part follows:
"I am sure, gentlemen," said the ora
tor, "that the much-discussed question
of Vera Cruz is the only motive which
has caused all good Mexicans to ap
pear reserved and not to manifest the
immense sentiment of gratitude felt to
the man who has slain evil and who
has demonstrated in the midst of prob
lems most difficult and profound that
the only policy worthy of the age In
which we live is the policy of honor and
"The last shadow, the darkest of all,
having vanished from our national life,
we render homage to a great and sin
cere man, the great representative
American. I call on you that from this
favored land, in the name of Hidalgo,
of Morelos, of Guerrero, of Juarez, of
Madero, of Bolivar and of Washington,
let us give a hearty- cheer for Wood
row Wilson, President of the United
States of America."
Official reports say an enthusiastic
demonstration followed the utterance.
SAM KLINE TAKES FINE
Alleged Loan Shark Pleads Guilty
and Pays $25.
Sam Kline, one of the alleged "loan
sharks" Indicted through the efforts of
the District Attorney's office on a
charge of receiving Illegal interest, en
tered a plea of guilty yesterday before
Judge Morrow and was fined $25. He
Intimated that he will not engage fur
ther in the business of lending money.
Three of the original arrests on this
charge remain. S. Bromberger and R.
A. Frame will. It Is intimated, plead
guilty to the charges against them. E.
E. Ware, manager of the State Security
Company, the original arrest in the
crusade against loan companies, is un
derstood to Intend to test the law to
the fullest extent and will attack the
constitutionality of the measure passed
by the 1913 Legislature. All the in
dictments charge violation of this law.
land Saturday, September 26. Plans
for the event are being made by the
Portland Commercial Club. The fol
lowing letter concerning the matter
was received yesterday by the execu
tive committee of the Commercial
"Marshfield, Or. The Marshfield
Chamber of Commerce Is sending the
Coos Bay concert band on a tour and
its itinerary will Include Portland. We
feel that we have a splendid organiza
tion In our band and no doubt some of
your members who were here on their
recent trip to this section will bear
us out in this.
"We would appreciate very much
having your Commercial Club make
some arrangements to have -our band,
while., in your city, render a public
concert so that the greatest number
of people may be enabled to hear it.
This, of course, to be entirely free of
cost to you. Our only desire in this
matter is that the greatest number of
people possible hear the band.
"Awaiting an early reply, we remain,
"Marshfield Chamber of Commerce,
"Hugh McLaln, President."
AUTHORS BACK BRITONS
NOTED WRITERS OF" ALL VIEWS
SAT WAR IS RIGHTEOUS.
Resolution Pledges Support to Allies,
Whose Cause Is Held of Import
to Future of World.
LONDON. Sept 17. Fifty of the best
known British authors, among them
men and women of most divergent po
litical and social views, have signed a
resolution in which they said they are
all agreed "that Great Britain could
not without dlsbonor have refused to
take part in the present war."
The signers include Rudyard Kip
ling, H. Granville Barker, Sir J. M.
Barrie, Arnold Bennett, Robert Bridges,
G. K. Chesterton, Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle, Sir H. Rider Haggard, Thomas
Hardy, Anthony Hope Hawkins, Jerome
K. Jerome, Henry Arthur Jones, H. G.
Wells and Mrs. Humphry Ward.
After reviewing briefly what they
assert are the causes which led to the
war, they said:
."When Belgium In her dire need ap
pealed to Great Britain to carry out
her pledges, this country's course was
clear. She had either to break the
faith by letting the sanctity of the
treaties and of treaty rights of small
nations count for nothing before a
threat of naked force, or she had to
fight. She did not "hesitate, and, we
trust, she will not lay down arms un
til Belgium b integrity is restored and
her wrongs redressed."
The declaration closes with the state
ment that Its signers "feel bound to
support the cause of the allies with all
our strength, with full conviction of Its
righteousness and a deep sense of its
vital import to the future of the
HANS IN PERIL
Rear-Guard Action Said to
Have Become Almost Rout.
GUNS CAUGHT IN MARSH
GERMAN SINKS STEAMERS
Three Sent Down and Fourth Brit
isher Chased ISO Allies.
BOSTON, Sept 17. Reporting a nar
row escape from capture by the Ger
man auxiliary cruiser Luxemburg 300
miles south of St Lucia, British Indies,
th British steamship Anselma do Lar
rainaga, from Buenos Ayres, arrived
Captain Davis said the Luxemburg,
formerly a Hamburg-American liner of
the same name, chased his vessel for
150 miles until the appearance of a
French cruiser and a British warship
forced her to abandon the pursuit
"When we got into St Lucia," said
Captain Davis, "we were told that the
Luxemburg had captured the British
f reljrht - steamern T f va ri.c - unimw
and Bowes Castle, but being unable to
pui into any port with them she had
taken off the crews and sunk the ves
sels. The Bowes Castle was sunk two
days before we got to St Lucia, we
are told. She was on her way to New
York from Chile."
Two more British steamships were
reported missing and were thought to
have been captured, according to Cap
Croatian Regiments, Chosen lor
Leading Part In Attack on Ser
vians, Fall In Masses Be
fore Sated Foe.
LONDON, Sept 17. Dispatches re
ceived In London concerning the East
ern field of war say the Austrians are
retiring rapidly in Gallcia, hurried by
pursuing Russians, and that their posi
tion is growing increasingly perilous.
Fighting is Incessant.
Some reports say what has been In
the past a rearguard action has de
generated almost into a rout Paris
officially announced today that the
German army corps which went to the
relief of the Austrians is retreating.
Russians 40 Miles From L.embergr.
A Reuter dispatch from Petrograd
says the Russians have advanced to
Mosclska, 40 miles west of Lemberg
on the main line to Przemysl, and are
now only 19 miles from the portion
of the Austrian army which took
refuge at Przemysl.
A dispatch from Venice, which is
said to be Informed from Austrian
sources, says the Austrian army In
Gallcia Is in a truly precarious situa
tion. The dispatch says that around
Lemberg the Austrian infantry sus
tained terrible losses because the
artillery was caught in the marshes.
The artillery men stood seven hours in
the water and arrived at the scene of
the fighting too late to afford the
necessary support of the infantry.
Own Men Mowed Down.
It is asserted here that the Austrian
artillery decimated three of their own
infantry regiments whom they mis
took for Russians because of a simi
larity In uniforms.
Wounded to the number of 2900 ar
rived In Vienna Tuesday. As evidence
of the gallantry of the Austrian sol
diers, it Is said all the wounds are on
the front of the body. Accordingly, it
is announced that the government or
der forbidding persons to give infor
mation regarding wounded soldiers has
been canceled. The public is now free
ly admitted to the hospitals, indicating
that the authorities do not fear to let
the people know what has happened.
Numbers Overwhelm Austrians.
Messages received in Vienna from
Gallcia lay stress on the nu
merical superiority of the Russians,
whose army divisions are composed of
16 battalions of infantry, with cavalry
and artillery, and unlimited supplies
of ammunition. The Russian divisions
are considerably stronger than the
Austrian, especially as regards artillery.
Austrian soldiers declare that for
every ten Russians killed, 20 came in
their places. The Russian artillery
fire, they said, was wonderfully good.
but the infantry work was of an in
The wounded continue to arrive in
Vienna in great numbers. Eight thou
sand were brought in on Sunday alone.
The hospitals and the public buildings,
converted into temporary nursing
homes, are terribly crowded. . Ten
thousand .wounded are being cared for
In the rotunda of the exhibition build
ing In the Prater, the imperial park.
THANKS SENT J. BOURNE
It A. BOOTH TELEGRAPHS ON
HEARING OF COXTRIBUTIOjr.
BIG TAX MAY CURB COTTON
Congressman to Recommend Means
of Curtailing 1915 Crop.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17. Convinced
tfter a search of Supreme Court records
that the Federal Government has a
right to curtail production by means of
a prohibitive tax, a committee of Sen
ators and Representatives will recom
mend to the Congressional cotton con
ference tonight two plans designed to
limit the production of cotton in this
country next year to 50 per cent of the
19 14 crop.
One plan would tax 10 cents a pound
all cotton produced by any planter In
1915 in excess of 50 per cent of the
total he produced In 1914. Another plan
would levy a tax of J20 an acre on the
total acreage planted with cotton in
1915 in excess of the total acreage of
PRESS CURBED IN JAPAN
ETwo Papers Suppressed for "Im
pairing" Friendly Relations.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17. The Japanese
government has prohibited the publica
tion of the Japan Daily Herald and the
Deutsche Japan Post, newspapers in
Yokohama, according to e. cable dis
patch received here tonight by the East
and West News Bureau. The dispatch
says Martin Ostwald, editor of the Post,
has been expelled from Japan.
The two newspapers, according to the
cable message, met with government
censure on Monday after frequently
disseminating news of a character tend
ing to "impair the friendly relations
between the empire and other nations
The cablegram sets forth that the
Japanese government was forced to act
"In order to maintain public peace and
RAILWAY ASKS PRESS AID
Editors Told Ton of Coal Hauled
Five Miles for Postage Stamp.
ST. LOUIS, Sept 17. A plea for the
newspaper editors of Missouri to aid In
me elimination of prejudice against
railroads was made today in an ad
dress by B. F. Bush, president of the
Missouri Pacific Railway, before the
Missouri Press Association.
Here is something for you editors
to think about" said Mr. Bush. "The
Missouri Pacific must haul a ton of
coal five miles in order to' make enough
money to pay the postage on a single
Mr. Bush said that state and Federal
regulation of railroads had Increased
the cost of operation and that a failure
to increase rates would cripple the
efficiency of the roads.
CANNERYMAN SHOOTS GiRL
Astoria Workman, Believed Insane,
Also Turns Pistol on Self.
Miss Lillian Hendrickson. 17 years old,
an employe of the Union Fishermen's
Co-operative Cannery, was shot and
probably fatally wounded today by Au
gust Perola, a cannery workman. Pero
la then shot at a young man named
Wilson and turned the revolver upon
himself, the bullet lodging in his ab
domen. Miss Hendrickson was shot
while at work labeling on the second
floor of the cannery.
Perola is believed to be Insane. He
and the girl are in the hospital and
both are in a critical condition.
TRENT READY FOR SIEGE
Austrian District Mounts Cannon
and All Practice Shooting.
ROME, via Paris, Sept 17. 9:58 P.M.
Dispatches received from Trent, Aus
tria, are to the effect that everything
is in readiness for the proclamation
of a state of siege. Even the Alpine
refuges, it is declared, have been
transformed Into forts, in which can
non have been mounted.
All males from 17 to 60 years of age
are practicing at the rifle ranges, but
insufficient arms are available despite
tne arrival of rules from Germany.
COOS BAY BAND COMING
Public Concert to Be Given In Port
land September 2 6.
A publio concert by the Coos Bay
Conoert band will be given in Fort-
George II. Himcs Lectures.
A lecture on "Historical Oregon," by
George H. Himes, assistant secretary of
the Oregon Historical Society, was the
feature or the meeting of the Wiscon
sin Society in Cotillion Hall last night
Another number on the programme was
a piano solo by Roy wheeler. The lec
ture was followed by dancing.
7:30 o'cIock Saturday evening and 9
o'clock other evenings is the closing
hour for accepting Classified Ads. for
proper classifications for the next day's
issue. Classified advertisements ac
cepted after these hours will be run
under the heading "Too Late to
Nominee for Senate Declares Indus
trial Depression Will Insure
Election of Republicans.
HEPPNER. Or.. Sept. 17 (Special.)
Hon. R. A. Booth, Republican nomi
nee for United States Senator, today
sent the following telegram to ex-Senator
"In so far as I may rightfully speak
for the Republican party in this state
and as its nominee-' for the United
States Senate, I sincerely thank you
for your recent contribution to the
campaign in Oregon. The statements
in your recent letter to Hon. C. B.
Moores, chairman Republican state
central committee, were sound and
"The J500 you inclosed will give
needed aid, but existing industrial con
ditions, so plainly spoken by you as
reasons for not sending an additional
$500, are now appealing In an emphatic
way to our citizens, as abundant rea
sons for electing Republicans to Con
gress November next Your earnest
desire for my election as expressed in
letter to Mr. McCusker, published in
today's Oregon ian, is much appreciat
ed and. gratefully acknowledged.
GANG COMMIT SUICIDE
LEADER FIRST KILLS WIFE AS OF
Outlaws Indirectly Responsible for
Death of South African Gen
eral Wiped Out.
JOHANNESBURG, Union of South
Africa, Sept 17. The gang of despera
does, under the leadership of a man
named Jackson, that indirectly were
the cause of the killing of General Ja
cobus Hendrlck ae la Rev, the noted
Boer General, came to a dramatic end
today. They took refuge in a cave
on East Rand, which the police sur
rounded and called upon them to sur
The outlaws offered to- surrender
their weapons to Jackson's wife. The
woman entered the cave and Jackson
shot her. The leader and his two
companions then committed Suicide.
General de la Rey, who was one of
the ablest commanders in the Boer
war, was proceeding in an automobile
to nls farm, when police wno were
watching for the Jackson desperadoes
challenged him. The order was not
heeded and the police fired, a bullet
entering (General le la Rey s heart
12 HOPELESSLY BURIED
Utah Miners Caught "by Cave-in Be
low 1200-Foot Level.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept 17.
Twelve men were hopelessly buried by
a cave-in in the Oklahoma stope of
the Centennlal-Eureka mine at E
reka at 3 o'clnolr tmtav a ft
tonight the first of the 12 bodies was
rovuvwott m mo eage pi the stop
There was little dirt on the body and
It is believed that the miner, John
Knipe, was instantly killed by the
concussion following the cave-in.
Thirteen men had entered the stope
with the day shift John Wick, a
Finn, escaped. He attributes his es
cape to the fact that he is supersti
tious and says that he had a "hunch"
when the lights went out He dropped
his wheelbarrow and ran into the main
tunnel The concussion knocked him
down, but he was uninjured.
The exact cause of the cave-In has
not been determined and the mine offi
cials would not hazard a guess. The
Oklahoma stope. which was opened up
about two years ago, is said to have
been heavily timbered.
The rescuing party went Into the
mine immediately after the cave-in.
They quickly expressed the opinion
that the accident which was between
the 1200 and 1600-foot levels, had
caused the death of all of the minora
It is believed those who were not
killed by the concussion or who were
not buried alive wl'l havo smothered
before the barrier to the stope can be
Great difficulty is being encountered
in the work of rescue. The cave-in
Itself is seemingly continuing, . dirt
tailing into tne tunnels almost as fast
as the rescuers can take It away.
SERVIANS MARCHING ON
AUSTRIAN WARSHIPS SAID TO HAVE
Many Hostages Said to Have Been
Taken by Retiring Foe When
Semlln Was Evacuated.
LONDON. Sent. 18 Teli-ernnhlnrfiytm
Nish. Servia, Thursday, the Morning
Post's correspondent says:
"The Servians are continuing their
forward movement north.
"Two Austrian warships approached
Semlln and fired 60 rounds on both
Semlln and Belgrade and the Infantry
which was shooting from Semlln.
"When evacuating Semlin - the Aus
trian took many Servian residents as
hostages. Thirty-two Servians impris
oned in Semlin as a precautionary
measure, at the outbreak of the war
were liberated by the conquerors.
"The railway approaching Belgrade
and the station in Belgrade have been
"The Austrian prisoners' In Nish are
being kindly treated. Many of them
circulate freely In the town. Some of
them are employed In the public works
and parks. All of them are happy and
docui yieaoeu wim. meir cnanged occupations."
TRUCE NOT ACCEPTABLE
COLORADO MINE MEN SEEK TALK
Operators Find Some Features of Peace
Agreeable, Announces Corpora
DENVER, Sept 17. Aecentanco of
certain features of President Wilson's
proposal for a three-year truce in the
coal miners' strike was announced late
today by J. E. Wellborn, president of
the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company.
The announcement contained the fur
ther information that some of the op
erators had asked for a conference with
the President to discuss those provi
sions of the plan which they are not
prepared to accept .
The statement issued by Mr. Well
'The coal operators will malt Indi
vidual replies by letter to' th -Presi
dent's proposal. Certain features of
ine pian win be accepted. In addition
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a conference with the President . has
been asked by several of the operators
in order to discuss with him certain
practical difficulties in applying the
proposed plan to local conditions."
Mr. Wellborn declined to give any
further information regarding the plan
of the operators or to say what fea
tures of the President's suggestion were
acceptable and what ones unacceptable
to the mine owners.
A meeting of the operators of the
state has been called for Saturday, at
which time it Is expected that the de
tails of the corporations' attitude to
ward the peace proposal will be de
cided. At a convention held at Trinidad, the
Colorado union miners yesterday voted
to accept the President's proposition
and sent a telegram to the White House
announcing their readiness to call off
the strike and go back to work as soon
as the proposal had been adopted by
their former employers.
NORTHWEST IS INVITED
CALIFORNIA WOULD HELP ADVER
TISE ENTIRE COAST.
C C. Chapman Returns From Meeting?
of Commercial Bodies Oregon .
That California .has raised $300,000
to advertise the Panama-Paclflo Expo
sition, and. that they have offered the
Northwest the opportunity of joining
in - their publicity campaign, was an
nounced by C. C. Chapman, manager of
the publicity department of the Port
land Commercial Club, who returned
yesterday from San Francisco, where
he attended a meeting of officials from
all the commercial organizations of the
"The meeting was called to deter
mine whether it was best to advertise
the Exposition," said Mr. Chapman.
"We all thought that it was necessary.
Then It was suggested that the whole
Pacific Coast participate In the move
ment "All the barkers point to the Ore
gon state building as one of the big
attractions of the Exposition grounds.
Oregon can be proud of the appearance
of the building. It Is radically differ
ent from anything else in the entire
Exposition grounds and the hundreds
of pre-Exposltion visitors who view
the grounds comment upon It in a most
"The effect produced by using giant
logs as pillars and heavy bark to cover
the cornices and roof, has the merit
of novslty in addition to lmpressive-nesn."
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afford to pay more and continue to sell at our present small margin of profit, therefore
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