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PORTLAND,. OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 6. 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GRANTS PASS LIE
TO OCEAN ASSURED
Twohy Brothers to Pro
EARLY COMPLETION PLEDGED
Southern Pacific Thought Be
NEW COAST ROUTE THEORY
GERMAN JORPEDO :
SINKS ITALIAN SHIP
FATE OF STEAMER'S CREW NOT
RIGHT OF EMBARGO
IS NOT ADMITTED
Road of 91 Miles Connecting With
, Crescent City to Open Vp Vast
( Area Rich In Soil, Timber
and Mineral Resources.
Completion of the California A Ore
eon Coast Railroad from Grants Pass
to Crescent City, CsU at a cost ap
proximating $5,000,000 -was assured
yesterday, when Twohy Bros., railroad
contractors of Portland, arranged with
the city officials of Grants Pass to
finance the project and perform the
wot v. i
The people of Grants Pass already
have bonded themselves for $200,000 to
pay for the first 10 miles of the work.
This portion of the road, from Grants
Pas to Wllderville. has been built.
The remaining portion, from Wilder
ville to Crescent City, is approximately
1 miles long. It is estimated that
the work can be completed this Sum
mer. Twohy Bros, are prepared to
put a large force of men to work there
within the next few weeks.
Early Opera-tloa Expected.
The road . is bonded for 15,000,000,
and it is understood that Twohy Bros,
have made adequate arrangements for
disposing of the bonds, as a means of
financing the project. It is reported
that Canadian and European capital
ists hare agreed to take some of the
securities, which, on account of the
glowing reports regarding the terri
tory to be served by the new roads.
are expected to sell at a high figure.
"We hope to complete arrangements
and arry thewbrlt to -a successful
conclusion within a very short tims
said James F. Twohy, a member of the
firm, last night.
Dr. Reddy Makes Deal.
Arrangements for financing the pro
ect were completed in Portland a few
days ago. Dr. J. F. Reddy, one of the
original promoters of the road, repre
sented the City of Grants Pass in the
negotiations with Twohy Bros. ,
The new road will be an 'important
factor in the future development of
Grants Pass and all the territory in
the southwestern corner of the state.
It will open up a rich section hereto
fore undeveloped and will give Grants
Pass and the southern part of the state
an easy outlet to the sea.
Strategic Importance Noted.
More significant than these facts,
however, is the possibility that the
new road will become a future link
in through traffic between Portland
and an Francisco. For this reason,
it is believed that the road eventually
will pass into the hands of the South
ern Pacilic Company. Twohy Bros.,
It is understood, are acting for the
Southern Pacific. They have done much
work for the Southern Pacific in the
past and are not apt to engage in
railroad operation themselves.
When the road is completed to Grants
Pass a link of only 75 miles between
Crescent City and Trinidad, Cal., will
, remain to be built to give the Southern
Pacific a new through line between
Grants Pass and San Francisco.
Line From Trinidad Bnllt.
The road between Trinidad and San
Francisco now is completed. It is ap
proximately 500 miles long. This road
the Northwestern Pacific, originally
was projected under the joint owner
i-hip of the Southern Pacific and Santa
Fe. From San Francisco to Willlts
Cat., a distance of 139 miles, the part
nership arrangement was carried out.
but northward from Willits to Eureka
and Trinidad the Southern Pacific did
the work alone.
It Is presumed, therefore, that the
Southern Pacific will take over the
Grants Pass-Crescent City road as soon
as it is completed.
Cult Route Desired.
For many years the Southern Pacific
has been looking for a routo between
Portland and San Francisco, approx
imating the shores of the Pacific
Ocean and avoiding the heavy grades
of the present main line across the
When the road between Eugene and
Coos Bay first was started it was be
lieved that this line eventually could
be used as a link in the new Portland
San Francisco line, but recent surveys
. show that the road from Grants Pass
to Crescent City will accomplish the
came end and save about 100 miles in
distance. It Is probable, therefore, that
the Coos Bay line, for the present at
least, will end at Coos Bay and not be
extended southward along the coast, as
was planned originally.
Tlmker Omen to Coa tribute.
The California A Oregon Coast Rail
road Is the successor of the Grants Pass
Jfe Crescent City Railroad Company.' It
Is incorporated for $5,000,000. Its or
ganisers were Dr. J. F. Reddy, H. L.
Gilkey and W. W. Harmon. It haa an
authorized bond issue of 5.000,900 of
which the city of Grants Pass has sub
scribed for 1300.000. It Is understood
Submarine Attacks Vessel En Route
From Baltimore to Genoa With
Coal, Says Report. -
' GENOA, Italy, via Paris, April 5.
A German submarine has sunk the Ital
ian steamer Luigi Parodi. which left
Baltimore January 22 with a cargo of
coal for Genoa, according to word re
ceived here today. The report has
caused a profound impression here, and
there are many expressions of resent
Great excitement prevails and the
authorities have taken strong meas
ures to protect the German colony and
German ships from reprisals. Nothing
known as to tbe fate of the crew
of the Luigi Parodi, which was made
up entirely of Genoese.
The Luigi Parodi was a steamer of
2762 tons. She sailed from Baltimore
January 22, her destination being given
as Augusta, Sicily. The last marine
records simply report her as "overdue.
Apparently nothing further has been
heard from her.
If the Luigl Parodi was sunk by a
German submarine it would seem to
indicate that ' German's underwater
boats are covering a wide field of op
erations, extending far beyond the wa
ters of the British Isles.
The Lulgi Parodi was built in 189
in Stockton, England. She hails from
BIBLE H0PE0F SAFETY
American In Italy Wants Birth Rec
ord to Avoid Arniy Service.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., April 6.
(Special.) Vincent WarfieW, an Amer
lean in Italy, relies on a family Bible
In possession of his brother, S. H. War
field, of Milton, to keep him out of the
Italian army. Warfleld looks like an
Italian and speaks the language flu
ently and he fears the officers will try
to force him into uniform.
The family Bible shows he was born
in Pennsylvania. The certificate will
be prepared and forwarded by Immi
gration Inspector Wells.
Warfteid has been in Italy 12 years,
being in charge of a steel mill.
THREE GOVERNORS INVITED
Withycombe. Lister and Johnson
Asked to Attend Road Congress.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 5. A resolu
tlon was adopted by the board of super
visors today inviting Governors John
son, of California; WINiycorabe, of Ore-
gon, and Lister, of Washington, to at
tend the Pacific Coast Good Roads
The meeting will be held in this city
beginning August 2 under the auspices
of the Tri-State Good Road's Associa
American Notes Sent to
London and Paris.
PREVIOUS BRITISH YIEW TAKEN
Submission Would Be Unneu
tral Act, Says Washington.
REPARATION IS EXPECTED
Order-in-Councll Stopping . Trade
Between Germany and Peaceful
Nations Is Declared Violation
of International Laws.
$30,000 DAMAGES ASKED
Prominent Families Figure In Alien
ation Snit at Dallas.
SALEM, Or., April 7. (Special.)
J. S. Billings, of Dallas, filed suit in
the Circuit Court there last Saturday
against H. L. Fenton, also of Dallas,
demanding $30,000 for alleged aliena
tion of the affections of "Mrs. Bllimgs.
Both families are prominent here
and highly connected. Billings is rep
resented by Attorney Guy Smith.
IVeacUuiei oa Page 8. j
DUTCH ISSUE WARNING
Netherlands Government Will Not
Let Other Nations Cse Its Flag.
WASHINGTON, April 5. The Nether
lands government has notified the
United States that any foreign ship
misusing the Dutch flag or using other
means to make a pretense of possessing
Dutch nationality will not be allowed
to depart from or pass through waters
under the jurisdiction of The Netherlands.
KING ORDERS TEETOTALISM
No Wines or Spirits to Be T-'sed in
Any of Royal Houses.
LONDON. April 5. Teetotalism will
be enforced in all the King's house
hold, beginning Wednesday. An offi
cial announcement just issued, dated
April S, says:
"By the King s commands no wines
or spirits will be consumed in any of
His Majesty's houses after today."
WASHINGTON, April 5. The United
States Government today made, public
its note to Great Britain announcing
that it could not "admit" either the
right of the allies or their assertions
for justification In placing an embargo
on all commercial intercourse between
Germany and neutral countries.
To admit It," says the communica
tion, "would be to assume an attitude
of unneutrality toward the present en
emies of Great Britain, which would be
obviously inconsistent with the solemn
obligations of this Government in the
present circumstances, and for Great
Britain to make such a claim would
be for her to abandon and set at naught
the principles for which she has con
sistently and earnestly contended in
other times and circumstances."
Reparation Is Expected.
The note reviews at length the legal
phases of a blockade of belligerent ter
ritory and virtual blockade of neutral
Ill conclusion the United States as
serts its expectation that Great Britain
"after having considered" the possibili
ties of "serious interruption of Ameri
ican' trade under the Order-in-Council,
"will take steps to avoid them and in
the event that they should unhappily
occur, which under tne rules or inter
national law constitutes a violation of
neutral rights. . '
Valawful Excuse Not Suspected.
The American communication inter-
pretes the circumstances under which
Great Britain pretends to be justified
in adopting retaliatory measures to
ward her enemies as "merely a rea
son for certain extraordinary activities"
by her naval force "and not an ex
cuse for or a prelude to any unlawful
If the course of the present enemies
of Great Britain," the note adds, "should
prove to be In fact tainted by illegality
and disregard of the principles of war
sanctioned by enlightened nations, it
cannot be supposed, and this govern
ment does not for a moment suppose,
that His Majesty's government would
wish the same taint to attach to their
Ambassador Sharp at Paris was in-
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
65.6; minimum, 42:0.
TODAY'S Fair, westerly -winds.
French captain kills wife he loved to avert
dismissal from army. Page 2.
Russia and Austria both report victories.
Maxlne Elliott aids wounded in Belgium
and works' In mud. Page 2.
Labor Issue Is made by British women.
GIfford Pinchot expelled by Germane from
.Belgium. Page 1.
Italian steamer reported suck by German
submarine. . Page 1.
American notes to allies does not admit
right of embargo on trade with Germany.
Northwest's share in fund for improving
rivers and harbors is large. Page 6.
General manager of Pullman Company says
upa were not considered in fixing por
ters' -wages at 127.60. Page 2.
Noted French feminist prophet, Jules Bois,
to give lecture series at lair. age .
Jess Willard wins world heavyweight box
ing championship from JacK jonnson.
Page 1. -
Bat Masterson tells story of knockout t
negro pugilist. Page 13. 1
Fall of negro is blamed en weakness of
race, dissipation. Page 12. I
Boxing experts are surprised by fall of Jack
Johnson. Page - 13.
Boosters are busy. Page IS.
Stage robbery near Baker nets highwayman
4000. Page 7.
Railroad and mill to be built at Roseburg
t cost of J 1,000, 000. Page 7.
W. A. Bel), Eugene business men's candi
date, leads for Mayor. Page o.
Commercial and Marine.
Margins on future trades will be required by
Aicrcnantd' Exchange, fage it.
Export demand for Jfay wheat lifts Chi
cago market. Page 17.
Record prices for year scored in Wall street.
Ainsworth dock to -have extensive repairing
done. Page 14.
Portland and Vsainlty.
Twohy Brothers to complete line from
Grants Pass to Crescent City. Page 1.
Remote voter to hear plea for bonds and
highways. Page 11.
'Serpent of the Nile" Is fascinating skit at
Pantages. Page 14.
St. Johns' vote for annexation to Portland
is decisive.. . Page'.l. -
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 17.
ST. JOHNS VOTES
TOKJIEK O'UKr FORESTER PUT
Maiontv of 302 fcil-uT
1290 for Annexation.
.ilemhep of Amr-rlran Relief Com
mission Not Wanted Because Sis
ter Is Wife of British Diplomat.
RATIFICATION IS DUE IN JUNE
Women Assist in Active Cam
paigns on Both Sides. .
ELECTION UNDER NEW LAW
SEX COURSEJJRGED LATER
Dr. W. T. Foster Would Have Teach
ers Instructed First.
SAN FRANCISCO, April E. The teach
ing of sex hygiene In the public schools
at this time was declared .today to be
impracticable by Dr. William T. Foster,
president of Reed College at Portland,
Or., In an address before the World's
Social Congress In session here.
Dr. Foster said not one teacher in 50
equipped to teach such a delicate
subject and suggested compulsory ed
ucation on the subject for the teachers
In the normal -school? as the prelim
inary to general education.
Prineiual Advantages Cited Are
"Better Water and Schools, Fire
: and Police Protection and
Lower Rate of Taxation.
PORTLAND SOON TO VOTE ON
Portland people will vote at
the June election, undoubtedly,
on annexing St. Johns to this
c-ily. It may be submitted to the
voters here at any time within
a year from yesterday cither by
the Council or initiative, petition.
It requires a majority of the vot
ers ct the city to carry the
If ir.o merger carries at Port
land's election, it becomes ef
fective automatically within SO
days without further legal
The merging of the two cities,
if it becomes an accomplished
fact, will be by virtue of a con
stitutional amendment carried at
the state election last November
and ratified by the recent ses
sion of the Legislature. This
measure had this consolidation
in mind and it also opens the
way for similar action else
where that it may be found de
sirable. The bill was introduced
at Salem by D. C. Lewis and was
the first to be considered at tho
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, April
5. Gifford Pinchot, ex-Chief Forester
of the United States, who. It is under
stood, has been acting as special agent
for the State Department at Washing
ton in the European war xone, has been
expelled from Belgium by the German
WASHINGTON. April B. Gifford Pin
chot, according to advices to the State
Department, reached Antwerp, Bel
glum, but was not permitted to pro
ceed further in his work as member of
the American relief commission In Bel
gium, although detailed as a special
diplomatic agent of the American Gov
ernment. The German authorities objected be
cause Mr. Pinchot s sister la Lady
Allen Johnstone, wife of the former
British minister to Denmark, who Is
still in the'Brltlsh diplomatic service.
Germany has Insisted from the begin
ning that all agents and consuls of the
American Government In Belgian ter
ritory under German military occupa
tion should have no connection, how
ever remote, with her enemies.
It la understood that the State De
partment will assign Mr. Pinchot to
other work in the war zone.
JESS VVILlARD IS
HUIILU tl Ullttllll u
Giant Kansan Wrests
Title From Negro.
JACK JOHNSON KNOCKED OUT
Challenger Wears Down Black
and Finally Ends Him.
FINAL BLOW IS IN 26TH
TIGHT SHOES ATTACKED
(Concluded on Page 4.)
SEAPLANE DOCK LOCATED
cw Yorkers Will TTse Craft to Go
to and From Homes.
NEW YORK, April 6. The Aero
Club of America has established a
landing place, for .hydro-aeroplanes in
this city for the use of its members
who desire to use these craft for their
daily trips between New Tork and their
country homes. The place of landing
Is at Seventy-second street and the
About a dozen members, it was said
today, will -travel to and from their
homes along the Connecticut shore of
Long Island Sound in hydro-aeroplanes.
St. Johns has voted to 'become a part
By a majority of 302 votes out of a
tote.l of 1290 cast,- the 'people of St
Johns, Portland s populous suburb on
the north, voted- yesterday to surrender
their charter and become a part of the
It remains now for the electors of
Portland to ratify this action at the
regular city election In June.
The consolidation of the two cities
will become a reality in 30 days after
an affirmative vote by a majority of
the Portland electors.
Both Precincts Favorable.
Both precincts of St. Johns returned
a favorable vote on the merger issue.
The vote In detail was as follows:
First precinct 32S 27T
Second precinct 28, 217
Total . 706 494
Majority for . . - S02
The merger contest was the big issue
(Concluded on vair 11.)
Fred B. Smith Warns Y. M. C.
Secretaries of Efficiency Loss.
Secretaries of the T. M. C. A. who
wear tight shoes and have corns are
short-changing the Lord and would get
better results from a chiropodist than
from lengthy prayer.
To this effect, Fred B. Smith, for
years at the head of the International
religious work of the Y. M. C. A., and
one of the authors of the men-and-re-liglon-forward
movement that swept
the country two years ago. advised
Portland Y. M. C. A. secretaries in con
ference. Mr. Smith said that secretaries who
could not produce 100 per cent efficien
cy were not keeping up with the pro
cession. He pointed out plans and
methods of work and counseled on asso
ciation problems. The visit to Portland
was part of a business tour.
A NEW PUGILISTIC STAR HAS RISEN
CHINA-JAPAN WAR RUMOR
Report of Declaration Made at The
Hague and Denied by Ministers.
THE HAGUE, via London, April &
A xeport was circulated in Berlin to
day tbat war had been declared be
tween China and Japan. -
Both the Chinese and Japanese Min
isters at The Hague deny that there is
any truth in the report.
CRUISER SENJT0 BEIRUT
Chester Ordered to Sail From Boston
Navy-Yard to Mediterranean.
WASHINGTON. April 5. The scout
cruiser Chester, at the Boston Navy
Yard, was today ordered to the Medi
terranean to relieve the cruiser North
The North Carolina is now at Beirut,
'CK I foFr? S THE'
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CHAJOA j I f- 1 0 Vr,.
DR. LOVELAND MUST REST
Pastor Ordered to Seashore as He-
suit of Illness From Overwork.
Acting under the orders of his phy
sician, Dr. Frank L. Loveland, pastor
of the First Methodist Church, will
leave this morning for Gearhart for a
Dr. Loveland conducted an efficiency
campaign in his church last week and
worked untiringly for its suces. A
large addition o( members was tae re
sult, but on Sunday morning alter the
service Dr. Loveland fainted and ha
been ill ever since. To ward off
nervous breakdown the trip to th
beach was ordered. The pastor will
return to Portland next Sunday to oc
cupy his pulpit, if possible. His assist
ant, Itev. ti. G. Greene, has gone to
Exiled Negro Holds Lead for 19
Rounds, Then Weakens, but De
pit Fearful Beating Is Not -Knocked
Newport, where he
will preach nex
WELFARE SHOW HELD UP
Public Performance by Children
Without Permit Prevented.
Whi working hard for the Child
Welfare Commission, the sponsors for
the Child Welfare benefit matinee at
the Heilig Theater bumped into the law
in the person of Mrs. June Nlssen
Juvenile Court officer, shortly before
the curtain rose yesterday.
The flock of children was arranged
ready for the exhibition to start when
Mrs. Nlssen entered.
"Have you a permit for these chil
dren to appear on a public stage?" she
The sponsors gasped. They had not.
They didn't know it was nacessary. A
hurried call on Judge Gatens brought
the desired permit and the show pro
HUNGARY NOT FOR PEACE
Count - Andrassy Denies That His
Country Will Act Independently
VIENNA, April 5. "If our enemies
set great hope that the internal dis
sensions of Hungary will bring about
a separate peace, their disappointment
will be equally great. Count Julius
Andrassy, former Premier of Hungary,
said today in reference to rumors tbat
tho Hungarian opposition desired to
'Certainly everyone desires peace.
he continued, "but only a peace culcu
lated to end these evils we are iight-
FORCE OF SHELLS DOUBLED
France Keeps Details of Its New
Explosive Secret. -PARIS.
April 5. The Army Bulletin
today makes the first official reference
to the new powder, which has been
talked about mysteriously for months.
The Bulletin says that without en
tering into details which cannot be
divulged, it may be said that the new
explosive ro.-ently put Into use doubles
the explosic effect of the shells of
HAVANA, April S Jack Johnson, ex
lied from his own country, today lost
his claim to tlstlc fame as the heavy
weight champion of the world, the title
being wrested from him by Jess Wil
lard, the Kansas cowboy, the biggest
man who ever entered the prlserlng.
Today's fight probably has no parallel
In the history of' ring battles. For 20
rounds Johnson punched and pounded
Willard at will, but bis blows grew per
ceptibly Ipss powerful as the ftght pro
gressed, until at last he seemed unable
or unwilling to go on.
Johnaon brni Weaker.
Johnson stopped leading, and for
three or four rounds the battle between
the two huge men was little more than
a' series of plastic poses of white or
So It was until the 25th round, when
Willard got one of his widely swinging,
windmill right-hand smashes to John
son's heart. This was the beginning of
When the round closed Johnson sent
word to his wife, that he was all-in.
and told her to start for home. She
was on the way out and was passing
the ring In the 26th round when a sting
ing left to the body and a cyclonic rif lit
to the jaw caused Johnson to crumple
on the floor of the ring, -where he lay
partly outside the ropes until the ref
eree counted 10 and held up Willard
hand in token of his newly-won laurels.
Johnson Net Cnee-aaHeas.
There is much discussion tonight, and
probably will be for a long time, among
the followers of the fighting game as
to whether Johnson was really knocked
out. In the sense of being smashed
into unconsciousness, he certainly was
not put out.
The concensus of opinion is that John
son expected and knew that there wis
no possibility of his winning; so when
knocked down, he chose to take the
count rather than rise and stand fur
Johnson has often stated that fight
ing is a business, and he would not
foolishly submit to reprated knock
downs when he found he had met his
master. A second or two after Jack
Welsh, the referee, had counted 10,
Johnson quickly got up.. It was well
that he did so, for a moment later a
rush of spectators to the fighting plat
form all but smothered the puglltvt.
For an Instant it seemed as If trouble
was threatened, but some 50 or more
of the several hundred soldiers sta
tioned about the fight arena Jumped
into tbe ring and formed circles around
the vanquished and victor.
Soldiers Form Kerert.
Under escort of the soldiers Willard
and Johnson left the ring and went to
their dressing-rooins, while the crowd
cheered and broke Into wild discussion.
Willard was out of his dressing-room
In a few moments and In an automobile
on his way back to Havana. He was
escorted half way to the city from the
Mariana race track, where tbe fight was
held, by a troop of Cuban cavalry.
Crowds lined the streets and narrow
roadways, and the new white cham
pion was loudly cheered. He was de
cidedly the favorite of the crowd all
through the flsht, and tonight Is the
hero of the island.
White Flaae Fly.
Automobiles returning to the city
from the fight flew white flag's and thus
the news spread far and wide that the
white challenger had defeated the ne
gro champion. As Willard came along,
the crowds in the streets waved riaxs
and handkerchiefs tied to sticks. At
one point a group of negro children,
who had evidently heard that Johnson
was the victor, waved black flags at
the white champion, who was much
Willard probably is the most modei.t
champion who ever stepped out of a
prize ring, taking his victory as philo
sophically as he had looked forward to
the fight. Neither he nor Johnson
showed much evidence of having been
engaged in a heavyweight champion
ship battle. The new champion's Hp,
right ear and left cheek showed slight
cuts, but at no time was there more
than a drop or two of blood in evidence.
Contrast With Rest Marked.
In this respect the tight was In great
contrast to the Johnson-Jeffries fight at
Reno, five years ago, when Jeffries was
ut to pieces and blood splashed over
the spectators at the ringside. Evi
dently thinking that this condition
mlsrht prevail agsin today, Johnson ob
jected to the presence of a white wom
an in the newspaper seats Jut outside
lie ropes, and she was relegated te a
lace farther back.
On the contrary, no fight between
eavyweights that has gone to a flnirlt
was cleaner or less nrutai. jonnsou s
(Cuncludtd oa 1 f 12.)