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VOL. I, IV NO. 1G.8G9.
PORTI.AXD, OREGON, FRIDAY. IJRC'K.MBER 18, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CEXTS,
Bombarded Cities Re
MECHANICS EARLY AT WORK
Movement Started to Limit
Activities of Aliens.
NATION IS NOT EXCITED
Ifartlepool Holds Inquest Over 74
Victims, bat Total List of Dead
Is Expected to Exceed 100.
. ' .. Shrapnel Is Used.
' LONDON, Dec. 17. The people of the
JSngllsh coast towns of Scarborough,
the Hartiepools and Whitby, which yes
terday were bombarded by German
cruisers, resumed their ordinary occu
The only difference discerned in the
regular routine of this season of the
year was the arrival of crowds of
camera-boarlng tourists, which remind
ed the residents of the Summer influx;
the return of those who had fled on
the first sound of the firing;, and busy
mechanics who were early at work repairing-
the damage done by the shells,
People Told to Keep Cool.
The Mayor of Scarborough placarded
the walls of the city with posters ad
vising the people to keep cool, but this
was hardly necessary, for beyond grief
for the loss of friends and neighbors
and the little pride displayed at the at
tention they attracted, the citizens
seemed to be going about their business
In a natural way. It will not be long
before all marks of the damage done by
Jthe gunfire will be removed.
The attitude of the people of Eng
land is much the same as that of the
bombarded towns. There are no signs
f excitement, and the only effect the
bombardment has had la the demand
that naturalized Germans and those
who have not been naturalized shall be
excluded from areas open to an attack
such as that delivered yesterday, and a
little boom In recruiting, which has
keen slackening owing to the approach
f Christmas. . -V -
Hartlepool Dead May Reach 100.
A dispatch from Hartlepool says that,
although at a late hour tonight the
official estimate of the casualties was
2 persona killed and about 250
wounded, many of the wrecked bouses
have not been explored, and It la be
lieved the list of dead eventually will
reached 100. Eight soldiers, two of
them gunners In the coast defense, and
two sailors are among the killed.
The panic-stricken residents of the
Bister towns have returned gradually
to their homes from the country and
are standing about In sad groups
watching the search of the demolished
buildings for dead and wounded.
Mayor Fryer Issued a proclamation
today saying that where families can
not meet the funeral expense of their
dead they will be paid for from the
war relief fund. The dead are evenly
divided between the two Hartiepools,
and plans are under consideration for
a common funeral for all.
Ramon Excite Crowds.
Throughout the day rumors were
current that German and English fleets
were firing off the Scotch coast. No
sounds of gunfire was heard here, but
the rumors excited the crowds, which
were willing to believe predictions that
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PORTLAND IS DESTINED TO
BECOME GREAT INDUS
Fortland is destined to become
one of the most important in
dustrial centers of the United
States. Supreme advantages for
such a desideratum are mani
fold. A survey of the facts
shows that nowhere are climatic
conditions throughout the year
so. nearly ideal for industry;
that housing and iiving condi
tions are attractive; that there
is an abundance of food sup
plies; that the city's drinking
water is unsurpassed; that there
is an adequacy of shipping fa
cilities by rail and water; that
the city is in the center of ex
tensive mineral resources and
raw materials of various kinds;
that it is in the heart of the
world's future lumber supply;
that it has more undeveloped
water-power within economic
transmission distance than any
other city of its size in the
world. These are a few of the
chief factors that are to shape
Portland's future as a manufac
turing city. This important
enbject will be presented in an
interesting manner in the forth
coming edition of The Oregonian
2 BRITISH WARSHIPS
SUNK AFTER RAID
GERMAN DISPATCH SAYS THIRD
DEST1SOYER WAS DAMAGED .
Craft Pursuing Teuton Fleet That
Shelled Coast Reported Beaten,
but London Is Silent.
LONDON, Dec. 18. An Amsterdam
dispatch to Rcuter's Telegram Com
pany contains a. German official state
ment which says that some of the Brit
ish destroyers which attacked the Ger
man raiding squadron off the British
coast were surfk. The communication
"The retreating cruisers were at
tacked by four British destroyers, one
of which was sunk. Another disap
peared, badly damaged.
"At another point another English
destroyer was sunk."
An' official statement issued by the
British Admiralty last night makes no
mention of any British warship having
been lost. The British statement said
that the light cruiser Patrol and the
destroyer Doon, which were among the
British ships that attacked the German
cruisers, were struck by shells and lost
five men in killed and 15 wounded.
MOB HOLDS SEATTLE JAIL
40 Out of 2 00 Restaurant Raiders
"Wreck Cells," Attack Gnard.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec 18. Two hun
dred men, supplied with literature of
the Industrial Workers of the World,
last night terrorized the patrons and
attaches of a dairy lunch on Second
avenue and Cherry street, took all the
food in sight, looted a market of all
supplies and 40 of them, who were ar
rested, wrecked the Interior of a part
of the City Jail. Early today they still
held the fort, holding the jailers off
by throwing the debris they had cre
The men declared they were' unem
ployed and that they refused to go to
the municipal refuge because they
would have to work for their lodging
TURKS CONDEMN GREEK
Officer Charged With Spying on
Steamers at Constantinople.
LONDON, Dec. 17. Reuters Telegram
Company has received a dispatch from
its Athens correspondent, saying that
a Greek naval officer attached to the
Greek Legation at Constantinople has
been court-martialed and condemned to
death on. the charge of spying, par
ticularly In connection with the de
parture of . steamers from Constanti
nople. The Greek Minister to Turkey has
protested and demanded that the con
demned man be turned ' oyer to the
WITNESSES ARE RULED OUT
Tansfer of Washington Case Denied
for Convenience) In Oregon.
OLTMPIA, Wash, Dec. 17. (Special.)
The convenience of Oregon witnesses
cannot be considered by a Washington
court in entertaining a motion for
change of venue, the Washington Su
preme Court stated yesterday In grant
ing a writ to prevent the Pacific Coun
ty Superior Court from transferring the
case of Grant versus Nash for trial in
Gertrude M, Grant, who Is suing Jo
seph H. Nash for breach of promise of
marriage, asked transfer of the case to
Clarke County so that her witnesses,
who live in Portland, might come to
Vancouver conveniently by streetcar to
testify in her behalf.
MORATORIUM IS EXTENDED
Business In Paris Better Than. Any
Time Since War Began.
PARIS. Dec 17. For the. fourth time
since the beginning of the war, the
financial settlements have been post
poned. The moratorium, applying to
all negotiable securities dated before
September and maturing before March
3, 1315, has been extended for two
Business now appears to be better
than at any time since the war began.
This applies both to production and to
MOST WOUNDED RECOVER
Ultimate Loss of Fallen French Is
Five Per Cent.
PARIS, Dec. 17. No fewer than 64
per cent of the French wounded re
turned . to the firing line before De
cember 12, according to interesting fig
ures supplied today by the surgical
department "of the Ministry of War.
Of the remainder 24 per cent had re
ceived convalescent leaves, 17 per cent
were still in hospitals and 1 per cent
had been discharged from the army.
Three and a half per cent of the
ASTOUNDING RAID PLANNED
German ex-Chancellor Says Recent
Jfayul Attack Is Only Prelude.
ROME, Dec. 17. On his arrival at
Rome, Prince von Buelow, the ex-Imperial
German Chancellor, now Am
bassador to Italy, was Informed of the
bombardment of the English coast by
German ships, but showed no surprise.
He said this achievement had been ar
ranged prior to his departure from
Berlin and added: -
"This is simply the prelude to what
the German fleet is soon to undertake,
which may astonish the world."
VICTORY OVER CZAR
SETS BERLIN WILD
Schools to Close and
ENTIRE RUSSIAN LINE SMASHED
Some Columns Are Completely
Routed, and AH Retreat.
AUSTRIANS ALSO TURN TIDE
Move Tlirough Carpathians Changes
Situation in Favor of - Teutons
and Vienna Reports Capture of
21,000 in West Gallcia.
BERLIN, via London, Dec. 17. The
people of. Berlin were aroused to en
thusiasm . today by tne announcement
of a great Austro-German victory over
tle Russians in Poland. An official
bulletin to this effect was Issued
shortly after noon. Within half an hour
extra editions of the papers appeared
and the whole city literally flashed Into
American visitors, who a few days
ago commented on the non-display of
flags, scarcely ' recognized the streets,
which everywhere were gay, with the
German black, white and red and the
Austrian orange and black, at many
School to Celebrate Event.
At the Reichstag, where a Red Cross
meeting was In session, word was re
ceived from the palace that the greatest
victory of the war had been won. The
schools will close tomorrow so that the
children' may assemble to celebrate the
The first intimation of the nature and
extent of the Russian defeat was re
ceived here last night and circulated In
official quarters, but nothing was
known of it generally until the official
bulletin was published. It - has been
understood that the Russians were in a
precarious position, but it was not
hinted that a decisive result -Was at
hand. ' '
Auatrlans Capture 31,000.
The official bulletin issued yesterday
reported that the operations were "pro
ceeding normally," which phrase is the
ultlmation of the official report. It
is known now that thousands of Rus
sians have been taken prisoners.
An official announcement received
from Vienna says the Russians are re
treating along the entire front in
Gallcia and Poland, and that 31,000
prisoners were taken in West Gallcia.
The Austrian communication adds:
"The latest news permits of no fur
ther doubt that the resistance of the
Russian main force has been shattered.
After the defeat of the southern wing
In the battle of Llmanovo, which lasted
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.4 AMERICAN ARWV . W -lM 'i ' WW
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
'. The : Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, IZ.C
degrees; minimum, 35.4 degrees.
TODAI'S Fair and continued cold; north
Berlin Is enthusiastically celebrating victory
over Russians. Page 1. ,
England repairing damage, done by German
raid. l-'age 1. "...
Two Brit lull destroyers sunk ly Germans
after raid. Bay Germans. Page 1.
Allies await shell reserve to begin offensive
in earnest. Page 2.
Britain establishes protectorate over Egypt.
British ensign flown by German ships at
tacking Whitby. Page 2.
Three steamers aro sunk by mines in Uorth
Sea. Page 2.
German Admiral von Spee's fleet caught un
awares by British. Page 4.
Mexican factions at Naco continue to hold
positions. Page 1.
Harbor bill, "pared nearly S20.000.000. com
pleted by House committee. Page 4.
Flurry over violations of neutrality at
'r - - Canal la over. Page 5. -
Witness In Naval hearing says one foreign
nation excels United States Navy 4n
gunnery.. Page S,
. . Domestic.
Vaudeville lions "cause panic In New YorK
theater. Page 1.. . .
L.eo M. Frank begins new fight for his life
In Federal courts. Page 6.
Woman aid of dead' robber of two Cincinnati
banks is sought. Page 8.
Southern-California Coast lashed by sea and
tale. Page 4. ,
t : Sports.
Pugilism to end In California tonight at
midnight. Page 14..
Hugo Bezdek signs three-year contract to
coach at Eugene. Page 14..
Salt Lake franchise deal nears completion.
One hundred persons wait in Albany Court
bouse to hear .verdict in Grler murder
case. Pago 6.
Deputy Game Warden Arthur Hubbard, of
Ashland, slain on duty. . Fags T.
Commercial and Marine.
Corn from Portland, Me., cornea to Portland.
Or., by canal. Page la.
Record prices offered for wheat in North
western markets. Page 19. -Immense
export buying lilts wheat prices
at Chicago. Page 19.
Stock trading is dull with declines general.
Portland and Vicinity.
Slashing of 1500,000 from II.TSO.OOO Jetty
fund regarded as hard blow. Page la.
Hill officials declare they will not pay price
asked tor new franchise. Page 7.
Sheriff Word accused of attempt to make
county pay for recount. Page 11.
Sole provider for little waif of 4 called by
death and public aid asked. Page 8.
Any effort to redlstrlet state likely to bring
turmoil. , Page 13.
School Board shortens grammar grade study
from cine to eight years. Page IS.
Commercial fishermen enter pact with Fish
and Game Commission not to hava usual
squabble before Legislature. Page IS.
Rev. C. W. Robinson, rector Oregon City
Episcopal Church, quits to study needs
of poor. Page .
E. Henry Wemme dies suddenly of paralysis
in south. Page 9
R. F. Lytic buys Royal Arms Apartments as
Christmas present for wife. Page 15.
Ben Selling glvea list' of it7 pledged to his
support for Speakership. Page 6.
Dr. c. H. Chapman,-"replying- to - Professor
Kuchnemana, declares Germany is
- waging -bidbous warfare. .Page ti.
Toyland matinee-Is huge success. Page 8.-
CRUISER BUILT SPEEDILY
British Warship Delivered Coin
' plete in 10 1-2 Months.
LONDON, Dec 17. What is described
by the Admiralty as a record in ship
construction - was announced today.
The light cruiser Caroline was delivered
complete today and placed in commis
sion, 10 Va. months after her keel, was
The date of delivery specified in the
contract was May 31, 1915. Carmell,
Laird Sc. Co., of Birkenhead, built the
cruiser, which is of 3800 tons' displace
ment. 'and has a speed of 30 knota
HELP! SEE WHO'S HERE!
No Sign Is Shown of
GENERAL BLISS HAS HOPE
Report Said to Indicate He
Has Persuaded Maytorena.
SCOTT'S ARRIVAL AWAITED
CliieNof-Stafr Expected to Use Ad
ditional Infloenco With War
ring Factions Plea Made
for General Itnrbidc.
WASHINGTON, .Dec. 17. Secretary
Garrison conferred with President Wil
son tonight, giving- him the latest re
ports from Brigadier-General Bliss on
the situation at Naco, Ariz, where the
Mexican Generals have not yet moved
their forces so as to avoid firing into
Tlte reports showed that the condi
tions had undergone no apparent
change, although there was little firing
Action Waits on Scott.
While the United States Government
is determined, if necessary, to open fire
on the two Mexican forces to compel
them to stop shooting into the State of
Arizona, it was learned tonight that no
decisive action was planned pending
the efforts of Brigadier-General Hugh
Scott, chief of staff of the United States,
now en route to Naco, to influence the
two factions to adjust the situation.
While the reports from General Bliss
to the War Department were not made
public, it ia believed they indicate that
he had thought he had persuaded Gen
eral Maytorena to stop firing into the
Plea Made for Itnrbidc.
General Iturblde's friends in Mexico
are fearful for his safety and Secretary
Bryan today directed Consul SUliman in
the Mexican capital to make urgent
representations in his behalf. He Is
said to have been imprisoned.
Special Agent Carothers. of the State
Department, who has been ill, applied
today for and received two weeks' leave
of absence, which he will spend - at
Gomez Palacio. ..
NACO, Ariz., Dec 17. Peaceful solu
tion of the Naco trouble. In which five
persons have been killed and 47 wound
ed on the American side, now depends
on the success of Brigadier-General
Hugh L Scott's personal influence on
the two Mexican commanders.
Stray Bullets Continue Fall.
Governor Maytorena, whose Villa
troops have for ten weeks besieged the
town of Naco, Sonora, where General
Hill with his Carranza force Is en
trenched. Is determined to continue the
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Thursdays War Moves
Crr HE Russians arc retiring along
X the entire front In Galicia. and
Poland." This statement, officially Is
sued at Vienna, is the outstanding fea
ture of tonight's news from the battle
fronts. While there is no confirmation from
other sources, such a move on the part
of the Russians would be quite in line
with the announcements in dispatches
from Petrograd that tho Russians,
threatened on both flanks, had decided
to take up new positions where they
would be able better to meet tho on
slaughts which are being launched
against them by the Austro-Germans
from the Carpathians to the East Prus
Should the Austro-German armies, as
on previous occasions, follow the Rus
sians In Poland another big battle will
soon be in progress which may decide
whether the Germans are to get to
Warsaw or whether the Russians are
again to threaten an invasion of Ger
The delay of the Russians in fulfill
ing expectations that they would prove
a serious menace to German territory
Is-a disappointment to the peoples of
the allied countries, but military men
express tne view that it is better for
Russia to meet her foes in her own
territory, where the means of commu
nication would be more on an equality.
The German and French official com
munications do not disclose much of
what is going on in the west, but It is
apparent that the allies are still on the
offensive from tho coast to La Bassee
and at various other points along the
front. While no marked advances are
reported, the French say they have
made some progress and have organized
the ground which they gained during
the preceding days. The Germans, on
the other hand, assert that the attacks
by the allies have been repulsed.
From the number of wounded reach
ing the hospitals of both the Germans
and the allies it is evident that the
fighting in Flanders today was of a
more severe character than shown in
tho official statements. Correspondents
report that the hospitals are again fill
ing up, while along the Dutch border
continuous firing can be heard.
The long-expected proclamation bring
ing an end to Turkish suzerainty over
Egypt and the establishment of a Brit
ish protectorate over that country was
officially issued tonight. The last straw
doubtless was the action of the Khedive,
who was the Sultan's representative in
Egypt, but with little or no power, in
taking sides with Turkey against Great
. Lieutenant-Colonel Henry McMahon,
who has been appointed high commis
sioner, although a soldier by profession,
has had long and varied experience as
a political officer in India and other
parts of the East. - He has .been For
eign Secretary to the government of
India since 1911.
Further details from the English
coast towns bombarded by the German
squadron disclose an increasing num
ber of victims of the German snella.
At the two Hartiepools alone the num
ber of dead is now officially announced
as 82, with 250 wounded, and it is said
the number of dead may reach 100. At
Scarborough 17 were killed, and it Is
thought the full casualty list ha not
yet been 'made out- One British light
cruiser and a torpedo-boat destroyer
which engaged the Germans lost five
men killed and several wounded. That
the German ships were hit several
times by the English coast batteries
is announced officially at Berlin, but
it is asserted that the damage sua
tained was slight.
The former Imperial German Chan
cellor. Prince von Buelow, now Am
bassador to Italy, referring to the Ger
man bombardment of the English
coast towns, says: -
"This Is simply the prelude of what
the German fleet is soon to undertake.
which may astonish the world."
The German Field Marshal. Von der
Goltz, according to late dispatches, has
been appointed Military Governor of
Constantinople and Acting Minister of
War. A German Admiral is said to
have taken over the Ministry of Ma
GERMANS ADMIT BEING HIT
Coast Batteries lo Damage, Accord
ing to Official Keport.
BERLIN, via London, Dec. 18. It is
officially reported that the German
vessels which bombarded Hartlepool,
Scarborough and Whitby were hit sev
eral times by the coast batter tea
The damage was slight, however. It
The following details were given out:
"When approaching the English
coast our cruisers were unsuccessfully
attacked by four British torpedo de
stroyers In misty weather.
"The batteries at Hartlepool were
silenced and the gas works destroyed.
There were several detonations and
three big fires in the town could be ob
served from our ships.
"The coast guard station, and water
works at Scarborough and the coast
guard station and signal station at
Whitby were destroyed.
"Our ships received some shots from
the coast' batteries, but suffered only
slight damage. VON BEHNEKE."
EMPLOYES GIVE PINK TEA
Xcw Lunchroom at City Hall Boon
to Women Workers.
Pink teas are the latest pastimes for
women employes at the City Hall. The
innovation was started yesterday when
a luncheon was given to MUs Margaret
WW to, private secretary to Commis
sioner Brewster. The affair was held
at noon in the lunchroom recently es
tablished at the City Hall.
The. room Is fitted with cooking
equipment and among tho women em
ployes are a number of expert cooks.
Noon luncheons In honor of employes
are planned for the future.
Animals Escape in New
POLICEMAN SERIOUSLY SHOT
Two Others Wounded by Bul
lets Fired in Pursuit.
SONG AND DANCE STOPPED
Chase of Lionels Is Conducted
Through Streets and Up nights
of Stairs of Tenement, Where
Fate Overtakes Her.
NEW TOKIv, Dec. 17. Six trained
lions escaped from their cage on the
stage of an East Eighty-sixth-street
vaudeville theater today, and, bounding
Into the audience, consisting princi
pally of women and children, created
One lioness, Alice, the largest of the
pack, escaped Into a crowded street
Policemen pursued her Into the hall
way of a nearby apartment-house and
in Bhooting at her probably fatally
wounded a companion. Sergeant Daniel
Glenn. Two other officers were slight
ly wounded by the claws of tho beast
in a battle at close range.
Hundreds Flee From Theater.
At sight of the lions hundreds of
persons in the theater fled screaming
to the exits. Mothers delayd by gath
ering up their children crowded into
corners and places of supposed safety.
Scores fainted and many, numbed by
the sight of the animals among them,
sat transfixed in their seats.
With the exception of Alice none ot
tho beasts displayed great ferocity. A
few persons who got in their paths
were scratched, but none of them was
Five of the animals still were roam
ing about the theater when the last
of the audience escaped. In their rush
to safety, spectators left behind all
kinds of wearing apparel and personal
Beasts I to am Through House.
Meantime the beasts roamed over the
house from gallery to basement. With
in an hour after the last spectator left
they were rounded up in tho lobby and
driven Into their shipping box, none of
ihem being Injured.
Three arrests were made on charges
of manslaughter in the second degree,
pending the outcome of the injuries of
the wcunded persons. Those in custody
are La Bailee Andree, tho lions' trainer;
C. A Turqulst, their keeper, and George
H. Hamilton, manager f tne attraction.
The lions were owned by Francis Fe
rari, a showman, who had been exhib
iting them in carnivals during the Sum
mer. Song and Dance Interrupted.
The animal act had been completed
and a song and dance quartet held the
stage In front of the first drop, when
the lions escaped as they weru about
to be transferred from tho steel ex
hibition cage to their shipping box.
Andree screamed. Turnquist grabbed
a whip, cracked It loudly and shouted
at the lions, while frightened actors.
(Concluded on page 2.)
BIG REALTY DEAL GIVES
T.tXGIBLG EVIUE.NtE OF
The largest realty transaction
of the entire year was consum
mated yesterday, when S. . Mor
ton Colin, of the S. Morton Cohn
Real Estate & Investment Com
pany, sold the Nortonia Hotel,
on the southwest corner of
Eleventh and Stark streets, to
Charles JR. Frazier, president of
the Crescent Paper Company, and
his mother, Mrs. M. E. Frazier.
at a valuation of approximately
As part payment for the prop
erty Mr. Cohn accepts title to
the stable building at the north
east corner of Ninth and Davis
streets, now occupied by the
Baggage Omnibus & Transfer
Company, and several business
and residence parcels located In
the neighborhood of East Sev
enth, East Fine and East Oak
streets. These properties ap
proximate about one-half the
valuation of the hotel property.
The Nortonia is a six-story
building covering an area 100
feet square and has been oper
ated as a fashionable residential
hotel since its erection in 1007.
It was purchased by Mr. Cohn -in
191L Mrs. Harry W. Rogue, pres
ent manager of the hotel, will
continue her lease of the build
ing In conjunction with the ad
Joining annex, the former Wash
LeRoy R. Fields and William
B. Honey man, Ji represented
Mrs. Frazier and Mr. Frazier in
the transaction and Philip Fry,
of the Fred A. Jacobs Company,
handled the arrangement on be
half of Mr. Cohn. Charles R.
Frazier is a son of the late Wil
liam Frazier, formerly Sheriff
of Multnomah County.