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BURNING SHIP GOES
i Ofl WITHOUT HELP
NEWLYWEDS AND FEW OF OTHER PASSENGERS WHO STARTED FOR SAN FRANCISCO ON BEAVER
La Touraine Fire Is Not as
Bad as at First Thought,
Says Report to Owner.
TITE MORNING OREGONTAN, MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1915.
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ANOTHER ACTS AS ESCORT
Liner. Under Own Steam. Is Ex
pected to Keach Havre, France
Tonight Cause of Blaze Is
Not Vet Determined.
PARIS. March 7. Fire which threat
encd the French steamship La Touraine
his been brought under control and all
her pasac ncers are safe on board, ac-
rordins to a formal announcement is-
rued today by the Compagnie Generate
Trans-Atlantique. owner of the liner.
La Touraine is proceeding: under
her own steam to Havre, her destina
tion, and is expected to arrive there
tomorrow night. Only the Rotterdam,
of the fleet which responded to Cap
tain Caussin's wireless call for aid, is
tending by as a measure of precau
tion to give assistance should any be
Fnrthrr Aid Xot Xeeded.
Commanders of other vessels which
speeded to the rescue have been in
formed that their services will not be
The statement (riven out by the
tmship company paid:
"The firo which broke out aboard
1a Touraine was lest serious than was
at- first thousrht. The fire la under
control and all passengers are safe.
"La Touraine has resumed her voy
asre to Havre under her own steam,
hut nevertheless for further security
she is belns escorted by the Rotter
dam and probably will arrive at Havre
Spies Softpectrd hy Press.
According' to officials of the com
pany, they have not been Informed
what caused the fire. They assert,
however, that the flames were con
fined to one of the compartments in
the hole. It was feared for a time that
it might be necessarv to transfer the
passengers to another ship to avoid
danger, but thld plan evidently was
abandoned when it was seen the blaze
was betnj? mastered.
Grave fears for the safety of La
Touraine were felt in this city until
the positive announcement was made
that she was In no dancer. Several
newspapers suggested that the fire
might have been started by spies who
had concealed themselves on board.
IirRXrXG LLYETl NEAUIXG POUT
La Touraine Is Convoyed by Steamer
, Rotterdam, Reports Captain.
HAVRE, via Paris. March 7. The
agent here of the French line today re
ceived the following wireless dispatch
from 1 aptain Caussin. of I .a Touraine:
"Sunday. March 7. 3:45 I SI. La Tou
raine. having a Are in one of Its holds.
asked for help, but Is continuing her
voyage to Havre, escorted by the
steamer Rotterdam. I hope to get con
trol of the Are. There is no Immediate
danger. The weather la good, but
"I hope to dock Monday evening. If
vcrything goes well."
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CUPIO IS PASSENGER illlffi
OFF TO SEE FAIR V;f F-f
1 I'aatsenxers Cinthcrrd About HIIufhouMe as Braver Left Dock-, 9Ir. and
Mrs. E. C. Qulna, One Pair of ewly-Wcd on Honeymoon Vojnwre 3 Mr.
and Mr. AV. W. Tarn, of Portland AIno evIy-Ved, U bo Embarked on
Hare March Day.
Love God Accompanies Two
Couples on Beaver.
Seventy IVr lout of TIkc on Ves
sel Are Through Passengers From
Kat Who Want Columbia River
and Ocean Trip in West.
MAXWELL, THE TAILOR
importer of Jforetgn Woolens
246 WASHINGTON STREET
Portland, Oregon,- March 8, 1915
To My Friends and Patrons:
My stock of imported woolens for Spring is now
Business is rather slow on account of the unfavor
able weather and to induce immediate buying and to
keep my full force of help together, I will not only
give you a great reduction on your spring suit but
will also give you, most elegant Imported Blue Serge
goods for a ladies suit, free.
Just think of this opportunity of not only
getting your Spring Suit at a reduced price but goods
for a Spring Suit for your wife, mother or sister, free.
This unprecedented offer is for one week only;
starting this morning.
$35 Suits to Order.... 27.50
$40 Suits to Order.... 30.00
$45 Suit3 to Order.... 32.50
You can pick your choice from my immense stock,
including my celebrated English Blue Serge. This is
a splendid opportunity to secure your Easter Suit at
nearly one-third off regular prices, also enough
English Blue Serge free for your wife a suit.
With such strong inducements I expect to take
enough orders to keep my men at wxrk.
I only use the highest grade of linings.
MY GUARANTEE: I have been established in the
tailoring business over 20 years and the thousands of
suits I have made testify to my ability and integrity.
All garments are cut by me personally and aLl are
made under my personal supervisisn.
Very truly yours,
246 Washington Street,
Between Second and Third.
1 MAIL GOES THIS WEEK S
K.T S WI.ING FOR KNGL.V D AFTER
.MARCH 1 TO BE MARCH 17.
niitlsh I'orta and Demands
Tranaporta Are Blamed
XUW TOniC, Slarch 7. After the dc-
Tartur today of the steamships New
York and Camoronia. for Liverpool the
only opportunity to send letters to
tircat Britain during the coming: week
will be ty tne steamship Northland,
which will leave Portland. Me., March
15 for Liverpool. This will be the only
mail for England next week. The next
vessel listed to sail from New York for
Kntrland Is the Arabic, on March 17.
Strikes in I'.nclisli ports, tho conges
tion of freight in the Mersey and the
Thames and the extraordinary demands
maae ny ine Admiralty upon the Brit
ish trans-Atlantic lines for transports
nave caused tne situation. It was said.
The brunt of the shortage has fallen
on New lork.
Sis steamships sail next week for the
Mediterranean. Franco and Holland.
FRFFnnM in the East.
The flagship Beaver, of the Big
Three Line, had a precious cargo
when she pulled away from the dock
for San Francisco yesterday afternoon,
two brides and two bridegrooms
re among those who made up the
full passenger list. They were Mr. and
Mrs. K. C. Quinn, of Salem, and Mr. and
Mrs. William V. Tara, of Portland, and
their honeymoon will be an interesting
one. as all the passongers on the Bea
ver were privately informed.
Old shoes and placards were placed
on stateroom door No. 18. but were
quickly removed by tho blushing Mr.
Quinn. From there they were taken
to Mr. Tara's quarters and artistically
arranged. When found by the second-
bridegroom they were given to the sea
gulls, but sank in the river, as sea
gulls don't wear old shoes.
The California expositions undoubted
ly have lured many of the travelers.
Seventy per cent are through passen
gers, routed out of Eastern cities, who
are anxious to enjoy a view of the Co
lumbia Itiver and a voyage on the Pa
cific Ocean while visiting the West.
As the Beaver gradually drew out of
ght sighs were heard from those left
on the Ainsworth dock. "I want to go
to San Francisco, myself," everybody
seemed to be saying as they put away
their white handkerchiefs, which they
had been waving wildly in a fond, e
Captain Mason, who commands the
Beaver, said that the Tower of Jewels
alone is worth a trip to the exposition.
The tower, more than 400 feet high, is
lighted by searchlights at night, as is
the top of the Washington Monument
arrives tomorrow she will bring 14
carloads of oranges, the largest cargo
of oranges brought north this year.
(Continued From First Page.)
Grandson of Author Makes Escape
PKTROGRAP, Feb. 13. (Corrcrpond
riice of the Associated Press.) Count
Michael Tolstoy, grandson of the author.
tins succeeded in escaping from an Aui
trian camp, where lie had been held
prisoner. Because of his frequent
threats to escape, the Austrians had
rosted a special guard over him, but
l:c succeeded in gaining the confidence
and friendship of his guard, who, in
return for a gift of some Russian coins
worth about a dollar, let him walk off
priy one evening.
The Count was made prisoner during
some of the early lighting in the Car-j
Pedestrians on Broadway bridge lined
the rails as the Beaver cast off her
lines and seemed to enter In the spirit
of the occasion, waving their handker
chiefs and hats to those passing under
the draw on the hurricane deck of the
When the Rose City, of the same line.
4 KANSAS CITY STAR EDITOR,
O.V 74TH BIRTHDAY, STILL.
MINERS' SCALE ACCEPTED
Break Comes in llanks of Coal Opcr
alors in Ohio Field.
WHEELING. W. Va.. March 7. Ar
thur J. Morgan, owner of the Edge Hill
oal mine, north of Bellaire. O.. an
nounced tonight he would accept the
union scale of 47 cents and posted a no
tice calling on the 125 miners employed
at the mine to return to work. Mor
gan's action is regarded by the miners,
who have been on strike 11 months, as
the first break in the ranks of oper
ators. Fifteen thousand miners went out
l'ecause the operators refused to pay
tne 47-cent rate.
Indian- Hear Lectures.
GATEWAY, Or.. March 7. (Special.)
A farmers' institute was held at the
Warm Spring Indian Agency last week,
with Superintendent G. I Hall In
charge. Many Indian farmers were
A- P. Clark, of the Gateway Com
mercial Club, was one of those who
gave Interesting talks. D. C. Free
man, publicity agent of the Oregon
Trunk Line, showed a number of
Oregon industrial and scenic views.
belli, posted in the Gulf of Saros, bom
barded by indirect fire two big works
on the Asiatic side alongside of Chanak
and defending the straits (Forts Ilaml-
dieh and Hamidleh Sultanieh).
"At the same time cruisers inside
the Dardanelles continued direct fire
against the works at Iardanus, on th
Asiatic side, and Souain Dere, on th
The Overseas News Agency, of Ber
lin, gave out today the following:
"In the aosenco of any particular de
velopmonts on the western or eastern
war fronts, the newspapers continue
to devote their principal attention to
the bombardment of the Dardanelles by
the allied fleet.
"The latest reports received in Ber
lin from Constantinople are td the ef
fect that no damage has been dono to
the forts or Turkish garrisons and that
the ships are now shooting from
longer range. British ships twice have
been struck fair. The reports say that
an attempt by the allies to land troops
was repelled by the Turkish batteries.
THAWS TRIAL NEAR
Taken Up in Court
William Rockhlll Nelson.
KANSAS CITY. March 7. The
condition of William Rockhlll
Nelson, editor of the Kansas City
Star, was unchanged today.
Mr. Nelson has been confined
to his home for several months
and yesterday his condition be
came so serious that members of
his family were summoned to his
bedside. Today was Mr. Nelson's
74lh birthday anniversary.
SULTAN KEFXSJBS TO IXEE
Defense of Constantinople Is Left to
LONDON. March 8. "According to
the latest advices received here." says
a Router dispatch from Sofia, "the
Sultan and the government are still
Constantinople. The government is
prepared to cross to Asia Minor at
any moment, but the Sultan is in la
vor of remaining in the capital.
It Is understood that it has been
decided to entrust the defense of Con
stantinople exclusively to the Germans
under command of General Liman von
Sanders, the Instructor of the Turkish
army, while Bedri Bey, the prefect of
police, will be invested with the gen
eral control of the city, with powers
equivalent to those of a viceroy.
'Measures of precaution already
have been adopted to prevent the cap
ture of the city. It is reported that
all the troops at Adrlanople and
Demotica have been hurriedly dis
patched to the Gallipoli Peninsula."
Douglas KTuit Inspector Named.
ROSEBURG. Or., March 7. (Special.)
Fred Strang, of Medford, Saturday
was appointed county fruit inspector for
Douglas to succeed Dr. C. H. Bailey,
of Deer Creek, who recently resigned
the office. Mr. Strang is a graduate
of the Oregon Agricultural College and
was recommended highly to the County
Court. Until a few months ago he was
employed in horticultural work by the
Canadian government. He will enter
upon his new duties Monday.
PRISONER KEEPS SILENCE
Defense "Will Contend State Cannot
Ask for Conviction of Person
Held as Insane Five -Others
Also to Be Tried.
NEW YORK. March 7. Harry K.
Thaw, slayer of Stanford White, will
be placed on trial tomorrow in the
Supreme Court on the charge of con
spiracy, growing: out of his escape from
the State Hospital for the Criminal
Insane at Matteawan in August, 1913.
Thaw spent today quietly in the
Tombs. He read and smoked, but re
fused to seo any -one excepting his
counsel. Ever since he was brought
back to the Tombs, six weeks ago
today. Thaw has declined to see news,
paper men. In this respect, it is said,
he has obeyed instructions from his
counsel not to discuss his case as he
was formerly wont to do.
Thaw has been prisoner or fugitive
since the night of June 25, 1906, when
he shot and killed Stanford White on
the Madison Square Garden roof.
After two trials, the first of which
resulted in a disagreement. Thaw was
acquitted on the ground of insanity
and was sent to Matteawan.
Then began his fight for liberty.
Writs of habeas corpus were obtained
at various times, requiring his ap
pearance in court to establish his san
ity. These proceedings invariably re
suited unfavorably to him.
Thaw escaped in an automobile
August 17. 1913, eluded capture for two
days and was finally arrested at Coati
cook, Canada. He was subsequently
released by the Canadian authorities
and sent to Vermont. He fled to Cole
brook, N. H-, where he obtained conn
sel and prepared to fight against re
turning to Matteawan.
A writ of habeas corpus was oo
tained from a federal Judge at Con
cord and Thaw automatically became a
Government charge. Argument on the
writ was delayed until Governor Felk
er, of New Hampshire, should decide to
grant or deny the fugitives extradition.
The Governor finally decided that
Thaw should be extradited and then
the case went back to the United States
Supreme Court on the broad issue that
Thaw's rights under the Constitution
were bring violated; that .New York,
holding him legally insane, sought his
extradition on a charge of conspiracy
Thaw was kept in custody, although
wide privileges were allowed him, but
was taken in charge by New York
State officers about seven weeks ago,
when the Supreme Court, in passing on
the extradition proceedings, ruled that
Thaw could be brought back to this
state on an Indictment for conspiracy.
With Thaw were indicted Richard
Butter, Thomas Flood. Michael O'Keefe,
Roger Thompson and Eugene Dutfy,
who are alleged to have aided him in
his escape from Matteawan. and who
will be tried with him.
Thaw's counsel is expected to con
tend that Thaw cannot be convicted
of the conspiracy charge while still
held to be an insane person, or that
the state, in pressing a conspiracy
charge, virtually has admitted his
sanity; while the state, on the other
hand, it is understood, will maintain
that Thaw might conspire to commit
an unlawful act, but still be legally in
the custody of the state as an insane
SINGING ADVISED IN RAID
BRITONS UV.T OFFICIAL INSTItlf-
tio.vs iii':;.itoi; noiiBS.
Morrow County Work Rushed.
lONE, Or., March 7. (Special.) Ac
tive work on the improvement of the
roads has started and will be rapidly
pushed to completion, to take advan
tage of the weather. The work is to
cost about $3000. The Morrow County
officials were in the lone Saturday
looking over the scene of the road
A fOI-l cspiWHl
st rikes I w Ire
nt icminil.-- his render-,
ii as lisiiltitns never
in the siiine phu-e. tho
ouM he to run ant and
in a hole tnuilo by an rxploMon,
One Man Would Hide in Hole of l:i.l. !
blott on Theory "Lightning Strikes
but Onre In Same JMiicc. "
LONDON. Feb. J C ( Correspondence
of the Associated l'ress.) Queer sug
gestions continue to come t'ortli as to
what to do in case of a bomb attack
on Ix)ndon. In the House of Lords the
past week ono of the noble members
said he had received an official com
munication informing him that If h
shell were to explode at his front door,
he would do well to leave the house by
the back doer. No advii-o was given in
regard to a bomb dropping at tho back
The members of St. Mark's parish
church. New Rartict, have received
"In the event of an air raid tho con
gregation will sing a hymn, while the
sidesmen conduct thein In an orderly
manner out of the church, those on the
north side out of tho north door, those
on the south side out of the side door.
No one to leave his place until asked
to do so by the sidesmen in charge or
his aisle. The sidesmen will be in
charge of the section from which they
collect the offering.
Writing to one of flic lxmHon piiper.-.
Koiimanhi May Have Mnrtlul Law.
IJ-'NTMiN". March S. A dispatch to
the l:iily Telegraph fimn I3uclmrct
says the KoimiHtiiaik Parliament h.'i:i
passed a law empowering the gov
ernment to proclaim a slate of sietf-:
until the end of the war. If such a
ste;- should he deemeil necesH v
TWO HEIGHTS IN THE MOST
DUDLEY 2i inch.
NORMAN 2;i inche
2 fr za ct. cwt. r,.Mj a r., i. i,i.
An Optimist is a man who says,
"Everything is all right so long as
I hare a policy in the
New England Mutual
Life Insurance Co.'
Best for Seventy Years.
Gen. Agt., Northwestern Bank Bids.
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An Open Letter
To Every Railroad Man
CONCERNING "RULE C,"
The Peoples Theater will run next Thursday, Friday and Saturday
the most spectacular film ever screened "RULE G."
You all know "Rule G" the liquor rule. Well, the picture is
founded on the story in the Saturday Evening Post: "Keeping John
Barleycorn Off the Trains."
It was all taken on the Espee. Many parts are played by Southern
Pacific men, who were granted special leave to appear in the pictures.
The Espee men pulled off a head-on collision between two giant
locos nothing phony the real thing.
The cars, locomotives and equipment were all loaned by the Espee
Railroad presidents all over the country have indorsed "Rule G"
they want YOU to see it.
You will see the wrecking of a clubhouse by a wild engine, shop
accidents involving a journal lathe and a six-ton triphammer, the
demolition at a crossing of a wagon containing a farmer and his wife,
the saving of two passenger trains by the automatic action of the
block signal, the mob scene, in which hundreds of men are driven
out by four determined men on a locomotive and the terrific bare
handed fight between Ned and Spike.
Yes, "Rule G" has enough punch by itself to satisfy any railroad
The late E. H. Harriman is played by a man YOU know, who was
often mistaken for "the wizard."
Most of the scenes were taken in the West Oakland yards of the
Every railroad man in Portland is invited to see "Rule G" at the
Peoples Theater next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Very faithfully yours,
General Manager, Peoples Amusement Company.