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TIIE MORNING OREGOJflAN, SATURDAY. 3IARCTI 1 3. 1915.
ON 10 POSITIONS
Germans andAustrians Report
Victories in West Galicia
and North Poland.
BATTLES FOUGHT ON ICE
3'ilit Continues in CarptttlUans
I Below-Zero Weather Formerly
I Considered Prohibitive Tor
Operations of Armies.
LONDON". March 12. Hussia's forces
; have suffered reverses both in North
I Poland and West Galicia, according to
; dispatches received from Vienna and
'. Correspondents with the Austrian
1 armv headouarters. according to the
: Berlin dispatch, say that battles be-
! tween the Russians and Austrians are
: rutins- In the Carpathian Mountains
' under weather conditions which hith
1 erto had been regarded prohibitory.
f Th mercurv is reported to hav
dropoed to 13 decrees below treezin
nolnt Fahrenheit and the lowering tern
j perature has been accompanied by
i The Russians continue, the corre
- snonrients sav. to send troops in clos
1 formation Into battle. Although suf
- ferinz- enormous losses the Russian
: are said to bo trying to recover lost
positions without regard for the lives
aerificcd. Tile struggle is aescnoeu
Ait battle on ice.
The following official communication
r was received tonight from tne aui
"The positions of our troops newly
i won in Russian Poland and Western
' Galicia have been strengthened. The
i enemy's attacks are no longer repeated.
"Near Inowlodz (on me riuti eo
rr Tomaszow In Poland), our ar
i tillery yesterday, after a brief but vlg
" nn,n rtion. silenced several hostile
: -in the Carpathians, after a bitter
' fight, we captured a place on the road
: between Cisna and Baligrod, and the
'adjacent heights were cleared of the
. enemy during a heavy snow storm.
"In tho western neighboring sector
: iirxncr hostile attack failed. On the
remainder of the front In the Carpa
' thians. as well as In Southeast Galicia,
no particular events occurred owing to
the heavy snow storm, wnicn lasiea an
"North of Czernowltz (Bukowlna) the
situation ts ouiet."
: The German official communication
"To the north of the forest of Augus-
towo we vanauished a force of Bus-
'. sians, which avoided complete defeat
by retreating hastily in the direction of
.' Grodno. We took more than 4000 pris
. oners, including two commanders of
regiments, and we captured three can-
- non and 10 machine guns. Furthermore,
from the Augustowo district the Rus-
i plans began a retreat in the direction
"At a point northeast of Ostralenko,
during an attack, we captured three
; Russian officers and 220 men. To the
north and northwest of Przasnysz the
- German attacks have made progress.
- In this district we took more than
3200 prisoners yesterday.
j "A recent Russian official bulletin
- announced two great Russian victories.
; one at Grodno and tne other at
Przasnysz. In each of these engage-
- ments the Russians claim to have van
quished or annihilated two German
r army corps. If the chief in command
; of tho Russian army really believes
; this, the events of the past few days
Z will have corrected his opinion con
- cerning the fighting power of the Ger
". man army. The offensive movement
! of the Russians before Grodno before
the Augustowo forces resulted in fall-
I "Near Przanysz German troops, after
giving way for a short time, are again
I four kilometers (J1.? miles) north of
that town. Since relinquishing Przas
nysz the Germans have taken prisoner
- a total of 11.450 Russians on battle
fields between the Vistula and the
: Orzye Rivers."
EITEL TO INTERNE HERE
ffnntmuM From First Tsjre.
tinder orders of Rear-Admiral Beatty,
: Inspected the Eltel Frledrlch.
F.Hel Leaves Drydock Today.
It was announced that the Eitel
Krledrlch. having been scraped and
painted below the water line, would
withdraw from drydock tomorrow and
move to a shipyards pier to await word
from Washington on the request for
' time to make repairs.
Officials of the American Government
have decided that the time to be al
lowed the Prinz Kitel Friedrich to
repair at Newport News shall remain
an official secret. Whether or not the
vessel is to be interned probably will
not be decided until the expiration of
this time limit, believed to be at least
When tho German gunboat Geier put
into Honolulu. British and Japanese
cruisers kept up a night and day vigil
outside the harbor and Great Britain,
through its Ambassador here, repeated
ly asked the United States Government
-how long a time would be given the
vessel to make repairs.
laformation Refused Ship's Foes.
Information was refused, however, on
the ground that to reveal it would be
to inform the waiting hostile cruisers
and deprive the Geier of the usual op
portunity afforded under the rules of
international law for escape from a
If the Kitel decides not to Intern,
but to renew her cruise, the United
States will keep secret not only the
time limit for repairs but the hour of
her departure. The belief prevails in
official quarters that the vessel
eventually wjll intern, although the de
rision of the commander to have the
repairs made lias been puzzling.
The German 'embassy, through its
naval attache. Captain Boy-ed. has
made an investigation of the circum
stances surrounding the sinking of the
American ship Krye and is now in com
munication with Berrin concerning this
quetsion, as well as a decision on the
internment of the Prinz Kitel.
the enemy's batteries had been discov
ered as a result of this brilliant little
piece of work and soon the Turkish
guns were under a hail of the most
deadly shell warfare ever has known.
"From a distance which must have
been ten miles at least monster pro.
Jectiles dealing destruction and death
were poured in upon the forts guarding
the entrance, and each one appeared to
create a frightful inferno where It
"The people of the little island gath
ered on all the high points to sea the
awe-inspiring spectacle, and the won
der of it struck them with utter amazement"'
Fleet Seen Entering Straits.
Later my friend was able to observe
subsequent stages of the bombardment
from a still nearer point What he saw
while on an island of the Rabbit group
was still more interesting. When in the
early part of the bombardment the
allies successfully dealt with the en
trance fortifications, several ships were
able to enter the straits and on the
broad sheet of water inside were car
rying on the work of destroying the
batteries farther up the arm of the sea.
Before that was done, however, the
forts at Kum Kale had to be dealt with.
and that was done in an extraordinary
manner. One section of the fleet, pro
tected by the extreme point of the
Gallipoli Peninsula, fired over the hilly
promontory at the forts, making splen
Another part of the squadron from a
sheltered position off the coast north
east of Tenodos Island directed a tell
ing fire on the same forts, besides turn
ing attention with obviously great ef-
feet on groups of Turkish troops seen
moving on the mainland. The silencing
of the Kum Kale forts finally has
opened the entrance to the Dardanelles.
BRITISH TAKE NEW
VILLAGE IN FRANCE
Paris Says Advantage Won at
Neuve Chapelle Has Been
BELGIANS MAKE HEADWAY
German Official Report Admits
Slight Gain by Enemy, but Says
Further Kfforts to Advance
Have Been Repcd.
BOSTON BAY PATROLLED
Gl'ARD AGAIAST VIOXATIOXS
5EUTHALITY IS ORDERED.
Germaa Auxiliary Cruiser Is Interned
la Harbor New York Fleet Is
Joined by Other Vessels.
WASHINGTON, March 12. Secretary
Daniels late today announced that the
armored cruiser Brooklyn, receiving
ship at Boston Navy-yard, had been or
dered to patrol the harbor there to
guard against violations of neutrality.
The German auxiliary cruiser Kron
prinzessin Cecilie is interned at Boston.
NEW YORK. March 12. A conference
on the general neutrality situation at
tho port of New York was held today
In the office of the Collector of the Port
.Malone. at which were present, besides
Mr. Malone, Rear-Admiral Nathaniel K.
Usher, commandant of the Brooklyn
Navy-yard; Captain Ralph Earle, com
mander of the gunboat Dolphin, and
Captain Godfrey L. Garden, commander
of tho cutter Mohawk, of the united
States coast guard. The Dolphin ar
rived at Tomkinsville today and joined
the Mohawk in guarding the neutrality
of this port
Rear-Admiral Usher said that tile
Drayton and the McDougal, two of the
fastest torpedo-boats in tho Navy, now
on their way here from Guantanamo,
Cuba, are expected to arrive in two
In explaining the purpose of tne con
ference. Collector Malone said it was to
discuss the necessary methods of co
operation and the positions to be taken
by the various ships for the purpose of
enforcing the neutrality of the port."
VIENNA MAY GIVE LAND
CONCESSION AGREED TO IF ITALY
WILL REMAIN' NEUTRAL.
adlcatloa Points to Germany Carrying
Point Over Protest of Francis
Joseph, Says The Hagnc.
LONDON. March 12. Authoritative
reports reaching The Hague from Ber
lin seem to Indicate that Germany, with
view to securing Italy's neutrality
has induced Austria, despite vigorous
opposition by Emperor Francis Joseph,
to agree to make territorial concessions
to Italy in the event that Germany and
Austria are victorious in the war.
t Is understood, however, that, al
though Italy has taken this tentative
offer under consideration, no definite
ereement has yet been reached. Italy s
decision is awaited wltn anxious con
cern in all circles here.
The German Imperial Chancellor, Dr.
von Betbmann-tiouweg, accoraing to
Berlin reports, at present is visiting
the German general headquarters at
Mezieres and it is therefore unlikely
that he will make a speech before the
FARIS, March 12, via London, March
13. The War Office tonight made pub
lic the following official communica
tion: - "To the east of Lombaertzyde (Bel
gium) we have taken a German fort
about 100 meters in front of our line
"Three kilometers 1.86 miles) cast
of Armentieres, nine miles northwest
of Lille, the British troops have occu
pied the village of Epinette. In the
sector of Ncuve Chapelle the progress
of the British army has been followed
up. After repulsing two strong counter-attacks,
this army took possession
of that part of the German line which
was situated between the hamlet of
Pietre and the mill of the same name
and captured about 400 prisoners, in
cluding five officers.
PrtHonera Taken In Champagne.
"In Champagne on Thursday night
wo carried, in front of the ridge north
east of Mesnil, several of the enemy's
trenches, and took some prisoners, in
On Friday we made some slight
progress in the same region.
Farther west, parallel wltn the
Tahure road (northeast of Soualn). we
have occupied several German trenches.
On the heights of the Meuse, parts
of a trench in which the Germans had
succeeded In getting a footing yester
day were captured by us this morning.
At Reich Ackerkopf we repulsed
night attacks and advanced 200 meters
(about 600 feet)."
Belgian Army Makes Advances.
The earlier French official report
"In Belgium, two divisions of the
Belgian army advanced between 400
and BOO meters, notably in the direction
of Schoorbakke. southeast of Nieuport
On the remainder of the front noth
ing has taken place to add to yester
day's official statement."
BERLIN (via London), March 12.
The German War Office in its report to
day admitted the capture by the British
of Neuve Chapelle. but denies further
ground was gained. It says:
Tho British, wno nave occupied
Neuve Chapelle, advanced several times
last night to the eastward, put were
repulsed. Also, north of Neuve Cha
pelle, minor British attacks yesterday
were repulsed. Tne iignting in mis
district still continues.
It was quiet in the Champagne dis
trict yesterday. In the Vosges a heavy
snowstorm prevailed, and only minor
operations took place.
World Famous Star, to Be at Peoples Theater Tomorrow
"THE CAPRICES OF KITTY"
Yes, the great news is true, famous Elsie Janis, she of the "forty faces,"
will entrance thousands of people at the Peoples Theater tomorrow in "The Ca
prices of Kitty," an irresistibly funny comedy.
Who does not wish to see Elsie Janis? Here is the first time she has ap
peared in photo-play and the first chance for a dime to see the world's great
She is lovely, she is funny; she is charming. The story is delightfully told,
charmingly acted and has made a great, big hit in the East. All friends of the
Peoples Theater will want to see this big success tomorrow and until Wednes
day night, from 11:30 A. M. to 11:30 P. M.
IN THIS. comedy Miss Janis has ample opportunity for displaying her wonderful versatility.
She is not afraid to attempt anything, from riding bucking broncos to singing difficult
roles, and as this is her debut in photoplay work, all her native animation and ebullition of
spirits are thrown into the work.
She is the same little funny "Elsie of the Forty Faces," who has made two continents laugh
and forget their troubles even joke-proof old England.
She climbs down the side of a house and up trees
with an agility that is almost Darwinian; she rides
spit-fire horses, and when pursued by an officer of
the law. while she is driving a car at unheard-of
speed, leaves her car, jumps into a canoe and upsets
it and at once strikes out and swims to shore.
She also wields a gun and spins a rope like a
regular Western cow-puncher.
But it is in her capacity as a chauffeur or a
racing car driver that she meets her first obstacle
the grim officers of the law; for these disciples of
Blackstone are an unemotional lot, who are not
suspectible to the charms of a fascinating star.
Her fine must be paid it was and Elsie Jania
speeds on in her whirlwind way to make the world
laugh and be happy.
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IN THE cast supporting Elsie Janis are CourtenayY
! Foote, the English actor, who has no equal for his y
character work, either on the legitimate stage or on
even more beautiful than ever in her role as
the screen; Herbert Standing, Vera Lewis, Martha
', .V V 1 -'
Mattox and beautiful Myrtle Stedman, who appears V 'V,," f '
as an artist model. ; J.i .- 1..
BRITISH SEIZE GRAPHITE
AMERICAN STEAMER ANTILLA RE
QUIRED TO UNLOAD.
Part of Cargo to Go Before Prise
Court Vessel Transferred From
Kirkwall to Dundee.
Ing to Phelps Bros. & Co., who loaded
the steamer here.
"The vessel put into Kirkwall volun
tarily," said a member of the firm.
"She had about 6000 tons of general
cargo on board, all of which was
shinned by American firms direct to
bona fids purchasers in Denmark and
Sweden. We were advised by Captain
Cornehl March 4 that the ship was held
by British authorities and a protest
was at once filed with the British
government through the State Depart
ment. "We were further advised yester
day that owing to the crowded ship
ping conditions at Kirkwall, the Antilla
was taken March 9 to Dundee."
LONDON, March 12. The American
steamer Antilla, from New York Feb
ruary 8 for Mai mo and Copenhagen, is
at present at Dundee, where she i I Ct DC MAY HP BKUALItK
discharging that part of her mwi
which is to go before a Brui:n iwiit.
The Antilla entered Kirkwall Feb
ruary 26 and was there detained. She
reached Dundee March 10.
SHELLS CREATE INFERNO
iCpntinnAd From Fimt Pp0
Around the ships fountains of water
sprang hiFh up into the air. The ene
my had been drawn, but its marks
manship was bad. I think I am right
In paying that not a single shot direct
ed against the ships came within 100
yards of any one of them.
Allies Shot True to Mark.
"Out came the two ships again. In
effectively pursued by shells from the
Turkish batteries. As they retired they
continued to make excellent practice
and the parting shots were quite as
ftcd as their first.
- "The position and the number of
REFINERS TO BE PUT OUT
Government Arranges for Manufac
ture of New Invention.
WASHINGTON. March 12. Secretary
Lane announced after the Cabinet meet-
inir todav that he had entered lnio a
contract with private interests to build
S250.000 Dlant to handle tne invention
f Dr. Walter G. Rittman, of the Bureau
Mines a process lor tne manutac-
ture of gasoline, dyestuffa and explo
Secretary Lane, acting as trustee tor
the Government, has already applied for
patents on Dr. Rtttman's invention.
Later he will announce details of the
plan for utilizing It.
Dr. Rittman's invention has been es
nlained tn several manufacturers and
is expected to cheapen the manufacture
of a number of articles.
GENERAL THOUGHT SUICIDE
Defeated Russian Is Being Mourned,
Says Berlin Paper.
BERLIN. March 12, by wireless to
Sayville. N. Y. The Frankfurter Zei
tung has received a private dispatch
from Petrograd intimating that Gen
eral Siovers, commandant of the Rus
sian Tenth Army Corps, defeated in the
Winter battle at the Mazurian lakes,
has committed suicide.
The basis for this inference seems
to be the fact that reports have been
in circulation concerning a mourning
service held for the General in a Lu
THAW'S FATE WITH JURY
(Continued From Kirnt Page.)
had ail honest misconception of his
rights at the time of his escape. This
charge was so modified as to read that
the jury was to take such a misconcep
tion, if it existed, into consideration as
bearing on the question of intent.
The jury then again retired to its
room to deliberate.
Finns Are Indignant.
BERLIN, March 12. via wireless to
Sayville, N. Y. Reports from Stock
holm, Sweden, to the Overseas News
Agency says that indignation prevails
among the people of Finland because
of the deportation to Siberia of Judge
Svinhufvid, the President of the Fin
nish Diet. 1:
British General Says Xeuve Chapelle
Was Worth What It Cost.
LONDON. March 12. A report of the
recent activities of the British army in
the field from the headquarters ot
Field Marshal Sir John French one oi
the semi-weekly communications re
cently arranged for by Tie government
was given out today by the official
nformation bureau. It is dated juarcn
11 and describes the fighting which led
to the capture of Neuve Chapelle, an
nounced yesterday, as follows:
"Since my last communication the sit
uation on our front, between Armen
tieres and La Bassee, has been mate
rially altered by a successful Initiative
on the part or the troops engagea.
March 10 these troops assaulted and
carried German trenches in the neigh
borhood of Neuve Chapelle.
"The co-operation between the artil
lery of all brances and the infantry
was good, with the result that the
losses incurred were not great in pro
nortlon to the results achieved. The
mutual support which individual bat
talions afforded each other during the
onerations was a marked feature of
"Our heavy artillery was effective.
Apart from the observed results prlS'
oners" statements confirm the accuracy
of our fire and the damage caused by it.
"Before noon we captured the whole
village of Neuve Chapelle. Our Infantry
at once proceeded to confirm and ex
tend the local advantage gained. By
dusk the whole labyrinth of trenches
on a front of about 4000 yards was in
our hands. We had established our
selves about 1200 yards beyond the
enemy's advance trenches.
The number of German prisoners
captured and brought to headquarters
during the day was 7&o. 'mere are
Drobably more to come in.
During the 11th the enemy maae
repeated efforts to recover the ground
lost. All his counter-attacks were re
pulsed with heavy losses.
We continue to 'make steady prog
ress and hard fighting continues. The
local initiative displayed by our troops
daily is admirable. It says mucn tor
the spirit which animates the army. The
success achieved on the lotn and ntn
is a striking example."
Win to Lose.
"I am going to play cards for money
tonight," said the Boob. "What is the
safest game for me to tackle?"
"Solitaire." replied the Grouch.
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NEW YORK, March 12. A consign
ment of about 50 tons of graphite is
said to be the portion of the cargo of
the Antilla that is In question, accord-
More Projects Considered for Rivers
and Harbors, Bill. '
WASHINGTON, March 12. Chairman
Sparkman, of the House rivers and
harbors committee, announced today
that if Government revenues Improve
to warrant it, he expects to have the
next rivers and harbors bill cover sev
eral Important new projects. The
committee may visit the Muscle Shoals
water power project in Tennessee and
other places on that river on May 10,
and the Sacramento and Feather rivers
in California In July or Angus!.
The Government's proposed share of
expense in the Sacramento and Feather
River projects is $5,800,000, althouKh
the whole project involves $30,00),000
"I am going to look It over In July or
August anyway." said Mr. SparUmau.
126 MERCHANTMEN SUNK
Germany Announces Kesnlt of Her
Raids Since War Begun.
AMSTERDAM, Holland, March 12. via
London. The Mittag Zeitun. of Berlin,
has published a list of merchantmen
said to have been destroyed by the
German navy since the beginning of
According to it German vessels h:ive
sunk 111 steamers with a total ton
nage of 400.000; four auxiliary erulsers
with a total tonnage of J:600; one
sailing vessel, one schooner, eight tnlna
sweepers and one troop transport.
White Star Liner Not lurcucd.
LONDON, March II. The report that
a wireless message, from tha steamer
Lapland had been received at Liver
pool saying she had been chased by a
German submarine after leaving t.lvet
pool has been denied by the White
Star Company. Tho lipluml left Liver
pool March 11 for New York and sh
has on board nmny American paxsen-gers.
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