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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1915.
VOL. LAV-NO. 17.0G1.
U. 5. INVOKES AID
OF LATIN AMERICA
Help Asked to Restore
Peace In Mexico.
CONFERENCE TO BE THURSDAY
Officials Believe Action Will
Satisfy Entire World.
FORCIBLE ACTION POSSIBLE
Braall. Chile. Bolivia. Uruguay and
Guatemala Diplomats Called to
Meet Secretary Lansing: AH
to Act In Concert.
WASHINGTON. Ad. !. The United
fftates ha decided to ak the co-op-ratlon
of South and Central America
in tha next step to retora peaca to
Mexico. Tha Ambaador from Ar
gentina. BraslI and Chile and the
Ministers from Bolivia. Uruguay ana
Guatemala, hara been asked to confer
with Secretary Lansing hera Thursday.
This announcement was made at the
State Department tonight:
"On Thursday afternoon there wjll
be an Informal conference at the State
Department to consider the Mexican
situation. Those taking part in the con
ference will be the Ambassadora from
Eraiil. Argentina and Chile, and the
three ranking Ministers of the Amer
ican republics, namely, those of Bolivia,
Uruguay and Guatemala. Aa to the de
tails which will be considered, nothing
can be said at the present time as
the conference will be entirely confi
Tread May B Military.
While the SU-te Department charac
terised the coming conference aa an In
formal one. the sentiment has been
growing among American officials that
the next step In ths Mexican aituatlon
should be one which would meet the
approval of the world and should be
taken In concert with the nations of
Central and South America, even If In
the last event the Trend should be to
ward military action.
The three Ambassadors ' were medi
ators In the Niagara conference la the
Summer of 114. The three Ministers
are. In point of seniority, at the bead
of the Central American legation corps.
Action In concert with the Central
and South Americas would be In line
with President Wilson's plan for a
closer relationship between the United
States and those countries, and Is
planned to show that the United States
considers the Mexican question the
common cause of the Ian-Amerlcaii
group, and that this Government en
tertains no Idea of territorial aggres
sion but Is acting solely as Mexico's
nearest powerful friend and neighbor.
WlUaa Uu C'aeHaaea IMaa.
Those In closest tourh with the Mexi
can qutln have been aware for some
time that the views of the lan-Amerl-cans
were being taken Into considera
tion, and on various occasions have
aeen In the President's utterances evi
dences to that effect. Some of the
closest observers of the Mexican situa
tion as long ago aa last March pro
fessed to see the President's plan for
Fan-American co-operation when he
delivered an address on tha Argentine
battleship Moreno, and said:
"I feel that I am speaking the senti
ments of my fellow countrymen when 1
say that there is a growing warmth of
affection aa well as understanding for
' the countrlea of the great American
hemisphere, which we are coming
dally to understand better and which
are. I hope, dally coming to understand
us better and to which we are drawn
by feeling as well as Interest by the
desire to be comrades in some common
understanding for humanity as well as
I want to express my feeling as
President of the United Statea that' we
are rapidly approaching a day when
the Americas will Craw together aa they
never have drawn together before, and
that It will be a union not of political
ties, but of understanding and of mu
Fore et Believed ar.
It Is believed the President was then
thinking of Pan-American joint action
with regard to Mexico, even to Joint
military operations. If necessary.
At thla stage, however. It la not be
lieved that military operationa are be
ing contemplated aa a next step.
The South and Central Americas have
been keeping closely Informed of the
aituatlon. In fact, the Brazilian Min
ister In Mexico City has been the source
to which the United States has turned
during the last It months for the care
of the interests of Americans and for
' elgnera In the distressed capital.
All the Pan-American governments
have been receiving reports from their
Ministers and Consuls. It Is known,
however, that If the ' situation should
come to a pasa where armed force ml gift
be necessary to open the railroad to
Mexico City for protection of the lega
" lions and noncombatanta. or should an
armed occupation be. necessary as a
prelude to restoration of constitutional
government and elections, the South
and Central Americas probably would
receive and welcome an Invitation to
snare the work with the United States.
Step Laws la View.
How the factions In Mexico would re.
gard such a Joint action la a matter of
dispute. On one hand the suggestion
has been met with the declaration that
some of the South American countrlee
(Coacltxted a Fag ?. Celuma .)
T. R. PROGRESSIVE,
AS EVER, HE SAYS
COLON My SAYS ME CAXXOT K
ROLL AS REPUBLICAN".
Those Returning to Old Party Are
Thanked for Part In Fight In
Last Three Year. .
OTSTER BAT. Jf. T- Aug. 2. -r-Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt, who reached home
this morning from his Western trip.
Issued a statement tonight relative to
the recently published announcement
of some of the Progressive party lead
ers In New York State, that they In
tended to enroll with the Republican
Dartv this year. Colonel Roosevelt's
"As regards the Progressives who
have announced their Intention of en
rolling as Republicans In this state, 1
have nothing to say; except I think It
haa been fine of them to have made
the great fight they have made during
the past three yeara for progressive
Drinctoles. and I am aura they are
acting conscientiously In the step they
now take and with the purpose of do
ing what they regard as most useful
to the community.
-Holdlna- the convictions I do It
would be an impossibility for me my
self to take that step. I shall enroll
a Progressive, and If any man In
this state aaka my advice I shall advise
him also to enroll as a Progressive,"
Colonel Roosevelt was accompanied
home by Mrs. Roosevelt. It wss stated
at tha Roosevelt home tonight there
was no truth In the report that Mrs.
Roosevelt had been 111. She was said to
be 'in the best of health. -
1000 ATLANTIC TRIPS MADE
Purser of St. Loots to Quit After
6,500,000 Miles of Sen Travel.
NEW YORK, Aug. S. Having com
pleted upwarda of 1000 round trips
across tha Atlantic Ocean and traveled
altogether, he estimates, about t.BOO.
000 mllea. Howard E. Hlnsley. purser
of the St. Louis, has decided he has
had enough of the sea.
When the ship, which arrived here
yesterday, returns to Liverpool. Mr.
Hlnsley will retire. He la 0 years old.
JULY DEFICIT $16,000,000
Government, However. Has Working
Balance of $100,000,000.
WASHINGTON. Aug. L Treasury re
ceipts 4or July, the first month of the
new fiscal' year, ran SW.OOO.OOO behind
A working balance of approximately
1 100. JOS. ADO la still available, however,
from all sources.
GERMANS TO USE BIG GUNS
In Bombarding Russian Forts 4 2
Centlmeter Type Will Be Used.
LONDON. Aug. S. Several tt-centl-meter
guns to be used In tha bombard
ment of Russian forts passed through
Berlin lsst week on the way to the
This was announced by a Central
News dispatch from Amsterdam.
PROMINENT NEW YORK
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BALTIC PORT LOST
German Force Now Oc
cupies Mitau. .
POPULATION FLEES WARSAW
Factories and Government In
TEUTONS GAIN ON NAREW
Numerous Oilier Sue-cesses Are Re
ported by Berlin War Orrice.
Kalserine Not Expected to
Enter. Polish Capital.
LONDON. Aug. 2. The Germans, have
captured Mitau, the capital of Cour
land. and are now within atriking dis
tance of Riga, the seat of the Governor-
General of the Baltic provinces and
Russia's greatest port on the Baltic.
Warsaw la ready for the evacua
tion which was intimated by the Rus
sian war minister . In his address in
the Duma. For days there haa been
n exodus of the population. Fac
tories, government Institutions and
hospitals have been moved and the city
has been stripped of everything that
might be of military value to the
That the German Empress will not
accompany Emperor William should he
make a state entry Into Warsaw, if
the Polish capital is occupied by the
Austro-Germans, is Indicated by a re
port from Berlin that the Empress has
returned to Berlin from East Prussia,
where she haa been visiting the battle
With the taking of Mitau and the
favorable progress of the fighting east
of Fonlewesch, according to the Berlin-
statement.' it' would seem that
communication by rail from Courland
nd Kovno eastward has been aevered
by the Germans.
With the ports of Memel, Ubau ana
Wlndau already In their hands, should
the - Germans be successful in their
quest of Riga they would shut Russia
off entirely from the sea by way ol
her southwestern most governments.
While the situation Immediately be
fore Warsaw ia reported by Berlin as
unchanged, additional gains by the
forces of the Teutonic allies are re
sorted by Berlin along the Narew in
the Lomxa region and on the remainder
of that front to the Vistula, before
Ivangorod and in numerous sectors In
the southeast between the Vistula and
WARSAW, via Petrograd and via
London, Aug. 2. The Intimation that
the Vistula line Was to be abandoned
by the Russians and thk beginning of
Concluded on Page 2. Column A.)
FINANCIER AND MEMBERS OF
I PPEFt RIGHT. THOMAS F. ftVAM LOWER LEFT,
BOWERSi CEMTER, CLOSE VIEW OF SIR. RYAJf.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTE R DATS Maximum temperature, T8
decrees; minimum, w uesreea.
TODAY'S Tuesday, showers:, southwesterly
British submarines sink German aestroyer
Dnr German coast ana Germans
steamers. ' Pas X.
Germans occupy Russia's largest Baltic
port. Pass 1.
wr transforms rosds la .Holy Land.
Foreign-owned newspapers In Turkey
scDDreased. Psas 2.
Germany said to be uilcc 10,000.000 men in
flshtlng sinea rage
England and Germany ' each Insists It has
- rtsht to hold up American ships. Pase 1.
Rear-Adruiral Caperton sends force to dis
arm Datives In Haiti. Pass S.
Unlted States asks co-operstloa of Central
snd South American republics in restor
. ins- neace In Mexico. Pace 1.
federal reserve funds to -be available for
movement of .crops. Psse 8.
Princess Roepisllosl. formerly Laura Stallo,
off for war sons. . Page 8.
Loganberry fame scattered broadcast at Ex
position. Pase S.
Colonel Roosevelt says he will again enroll
as Progressive. Psse 1.
Coast Leaxus head does not think eight
club plan will meet with favor. Page 10.
New York Americans detest White box by
ninth-inning rally. Psgs 10.
Pitchers flighty snd. Bearers lack consist
ency of last year. Page 10.
Pamphlet printed outlining same and fish
laws, page. 10.
Girl of 11 saves babe from maddened bull
In Vancouver. Pase L
Victor Osterdahl. Portland, drowned In Os
wego Lake. Page S.
Former suspect In tllll murder ease sgsla
held. Page 5.
Klsmsth Indians delend nsme against blood-
tbirstlaeas. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Ancient British prison ship reaches Astoria
after rough passage. Will arrive hers
tonight. Page 12.
Local wheat market higher with no selling
In country. Page 15.
Chicago market lfted by crop damage re
port Page 13.
Strength Is general In Wall street stoex mar
ket. Page ij.
Active trading at local stockyards. Page 1.
. Portland and Vicinity.
Thomas Fortuns Ryan Is Portland visitor.
Pase 1. -
Conference gives power to Mr. Bsker to meet
. unemployed situation. r in.
New vaudeville bills prove unusually good.
Pass 7. .
Cashier prosecution drags on with "stock
liability" centering argument. Page IX
Lower tariffs sought by Inland Empire grain
farmers. Page IS.
Mrs. Marshall Field visitor In Portiana.
Work on electrification of Southern Pacific
to start. Page 11.
Clinic has too many applications ror treat
ment. Page tf.
Osteopaths set new record of attendance at
convention, page .
Osteopaths explain new system of healing.
. Alkali Lake Hearing Scheduled.
SALEM,' Or., Aug. t. (Special.)
Officiala of the Interior Department
will, conduct a bearing in Portland
August 23 to determine whether the
state owns the bed of Alkali Lake, in
Northern Lake County, according to
nformation received today by George
G. Brown, clerk of the State Land
Board. Mr. Brown will represent the
Board at the hearing. The lake bed Is
said to contain rich salt deposits. The
Oregon Borax Company has made ap
plication to file on the bed of the lake-
Work to Start on Lebanon Bridge.
ALBANY. Or.. Aug. 2 (Special.)
Within a few days work will begin on
the construction of a new steel bridge
across the South Santiam River at
Lebanon. The contract for the work
was let recently by the County Court
of Linn County. The new' bridge will
replace one of the oldest wooden bridges
In the state, erected In 1875.
HIS PARTY WHO VISITED PORTLAND YESTERDAY.
BRITAIN INSISTS OH
Three Notes to America
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GERMANY ALSO HOLDS FIRM
Berlin Contends United States
Ships May Be Sunk. ,
PAYMENT REGARDED AMPLE
England Maintains Orders-in-Coun-cll
Are In Accord With Interna
tional Law and Holds That if
Goods Pal l for It's Enough.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. Three notes
from Great Britain and one from Ger
many, all dealing with the commercial
rights of neutral nations In wartime,
were before Secretary Lansing tonight.
Arrangements are being made for
their publication simultaneously in
Europe and America, In accordance
with diplomatic etiquette.
The British notes probably will be
given' out for publication Wednesday
morning and the German note the fol
The first British note Is a long com'
munlcation, defending the allies' ef
forts to suppress trade between their
enemies and neutral countries, even
by the stoppage of abnormal commerce
throueh the neutral countries of
Kuropo adjacent to the Teutonic allies.
Kmgland Cities Precedents-
Precedents of the international law
established by the United States Gov.
eminent itself during the Civil Y,a.r,
and especially in the practical block
ade of the Bahamas to cut off sup
plies from the Confederate States, are
revived to support this assertion or
right- There are citations of decisions
by the United States bearing on tne
same point, such as the celebrated
Springbok case. Other decisions, such
as -that In the Matamoros case, which
appeared to conflict with this doctrine,
are held to be inapplicable by reason
of a radical difference of governing
The note has been long in prepara.
tlon and was intended to meet the ob
jection of the United States that pre
vlous British notes had dealt only
with special cases of seizures and de
tntions of ships and cargoes under
conditions that seemed to Justify the
British action, falling to answer the
American contentions that the whole
nrocess of lnterterence witn neuirai
commerce was Jn violation of Interna
tional law. After it had been dis
patched to Washington, new condi-
(Concluded on Pafe 2. Column 1.)
C. VIvYLEKj LOWER RIGHT, MRS.
GIRL OF 11 SAVES
BABE FROM BULL
MADDENED ANIMAL CHARGES
for Life Won Just as
j;gy Is Trampled ,
VANCOUVER. Wash., Aug. 2. (Spe-
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wtti.; a oig ouu, a year-oia oaoe
wearing a red sweater, and an 11-year-old
girl with presence of mind, are the
principals in this story.
The baby girl was left in her buggy
by the mother, Mrs. Antone Salvagno,
while she went a short distance into
the woods to gather hazelnuts yesterday.
This was near the store of Mrs. A. J.
Enderline. at the end of the Capitol
Mr. Snyder passed along the road.
leading the bull to the pasture. The
animal saw the red sweater on the
child and made a wild dash for it,
dragging Mr. Snyder, who tugged at
the rope as hard as he could, without
Gretchen Enderline. 11 years old. saw
what was taking place. She almost
flew to the baby buggy ahead of the
bull, gathered up the child and man
aged to reach her mother's store, when
she fell with her precious burden on
the sidewalk. Mrs. Enderline, hearing
the commotion, rushed out and dragged
both children Inside away from the
animal that was bent on destroying
The bull attacked the buggy and
trampled it under foot. It was several
hours before Mr. Snyder could get the
maddened beast away from the spot.
PARTY OF KNIGHTS GUESTS
Catholics on AVay to Convention at
Seattle Are Entertained.
All yesterday the Knights of Colum
bus were busy showing the large dele
gation from New Orleans -.about Port
land. On their advent to the city in
the morning the Southerners were met
and taken to the Multnomah Hotel in
autos. On the launch Eva the whole
party went for a cruise up the river to
At noon they returned to the hotel,
where luncheon was served. The re
mainder of the day and evening was
quietly passed at the Multnomah Hotel
and in the city. Last night at 11:3D
the delegates left in two special
coaches for Seattle to attend the Na
tional Knights of Columbus conven
tion. . ...
VOLCANIC ASH AT KODIAK
Weather Bureau Notified of Erup'
tlon In Progress in Alaska.
That another volcanic eruption is
under way on the Alaska coast is be
lieved by District Forecaster Beals, of
the Weather Bureau, who was advised
yesterday from Kodiak that the air
there was filled with volcanic ash.
Mr. Beals says that similar reports
have arrived during the past few days.
but no official advice was received as
to the peak responsible for the out
Steamers on their way down the
coast are expected to bring word of
the condition on reaching Puget Sound
In spite of the influence of the north
west weather prevailing along the
coast, no reports have arrived of the
ashes being seen at stations south of
Kodiak and it may be the source is in
RAINFALL BELOW AVERAGE
Despite July Wetness, Season's Rec
ord Is Light.
Despite an unusually rainy July, the
wettest since 1909, the rainfall for the
season Is still 12.92 inches below the
average, according to the monthly sum
mary of District Forecaster Beals, of
the Weather Bureau.
During July the total precipitation
was 1.52 inches, while normal average
rainfall for the month Is but .54 inch.
Highest temperature recorded during
the month was 100 degrees on July zo.
and the lowest, temperature was 64 de
grees on July 18. Mean temperature
for the month was S7 degrees, while
the normal for July Is 6S.3 degrees.
POWERHOUSE SINKS; 3 DIE
Plant Is Sub
merged In Quicksand.
HUDSON, N. T., Aug. 2. Three la
borers were killed and eight injured.
one of whom may die, when the power
plant - of the Knickerbocker Cement
Company at Greenport, half a mile east
of here, was submerged In quicksand:
The disaster occurred as the night
gang employed in the power plant was
about to be relieved. Without warn
ing, the'plant, together with land about
It to the extent of three acres, caved
in to a depth of 30 feet. Officials of
the company, which employs between
600 and TOO men, declared it would
be several months before the plant
GERMANY RUNS FACTORIES
Government Taking Over Entire
Control of Cotton Industry.
ROTTERDAM, via London, Aug. 2.
German newspapers report that the
government is taking over the entire
control of the German cotton industry.
The order which has been issued says:
'From August 1, all textile factories
In Westphalia will be worked under
state control as' part of an arrange
ment to provide for an equitable divi
sion of cotton among the factories In
THOMAS F. RYAN IS
Noted Capitalist Says
He's Just "Tourist"
TRAVEL METHOD IS PALATIAL
No Grudge Borne Bryan for
FRIENDS' ABSENCE REGRET
Giant Figure In Many Great if
nanclal Deals Declares He Is
Out of Game Now and
Just En joying Life.
"Financier" is the brief but sig
nificant term used by business direc
tories in describing Thomas Fortune
Ryan, who came to Portland last night.
But Mr. Ryan insisted that he is not
to be given even that laconic descrip
"No," he commented cheerily, "I'm
nothing but a tourist; just knocking
about like thousands of others to see
"Politics? No. I'm not In politics,"
he responded to repeated questions
that reminded him that his presence In
the Democratic National convention In
Baltimore three years ago aroused
William Jennings Bryan to an outburst
of wrathful oratory.
Bit's Incident Amuses.
He laughed when speaking of the
"Why, just to show that I hold no
hard feelings," he explained, "1 went
to hear his lecture in Seattle the other
"What do you think of his peace sen
timents?" he was asked.
"I'm not interested," lie replied, "but
I wouldn't speak harshly of Mr. Bryan.'
he added quickly. "I wouldn't aay any
thing about him."
"Business?" he repeated to the ques
tion. "No, I'm not in business," and the
fact that he Is reputed to be the only
man in the country with money enough
to match the fortune of John D.
Rockefeller did not seem to impress
him with. the notion that he needed to
concern himself about financial af
fairs. Retirement Declared Complete.
"War? No, I'm not interested in the
war, either," he exlaimed smilingly
and with exasperating punctuality to
those who sought his views along this
"I have the hardest time in the world,
it seems," commented Mr. Ryan, "to
convince people that I have actually
retired. I'm out of business and out
of politics and don't want to do much,
but enjoy life the same as the other
If "the other tourists," In whose class
Mr. Ryan seeks to place himself, are
enjoying themselves the same as he is,
they should be experiencing the acme
of pleasure," for Mr. Ryan and the mem
bers of his party are traveling about
in a private car with a crew of ser
vants to administer to their wants.
They stop where they want to and stay
as long as they want to, buy. what
they want to and see what they want
to, all with blissful disregard of what
Trip to Coast Is Seventeenth.
That's the kind of tourists they are.
Mr. Ryan says he is a hardened tour
ist.' It might be said to be chronic
with him. This is his 17th trip to the
Coast, but he had not been in Port
land for ten years.
Some of the others in his party had
never been here before. romjnent
among those accompanying him are Mr.
and Mrs. James Brown Potter, prom
inent society people of New York; Mrs.
C. C. Cuyler, widow of a prominent
New York banker; Mrs. Bowers, wife
of the attorney who defended Colonel
Roosevelt at his recent libel Buit in
which he defeated William Barnes, the
noted Republican politician of New
They started from New York about
July 1 and have been all this time see
ing the sights along the Canadian Pa
cific. They passed Sunday on Mount
Rainier, and arrived in Portland on the
O.-W. R. & N. line yesterday evening.
They left early this morning lor
Shasta Springs, where they will stay
for several days before proceeding to
the world's fair at San Franclsco-
rortland Sights Seen.
As about three hours of daylight
were available for sight-seeing pur
poses when they arrived here, they took
advantage of It and then turned in at
the Benson Hotel for dinner.
It's remarkable how" these w estern
cities grow," observed Mr. Ryan when
they returned from their sight-seeing
expedition under the guidance of C.'W.
Stinger, city ticket agent for the
I'll have to come oftener after this
to keep up my acquaintance.
Mr. Ryan was disappointed In not
being able to see his friend J. D. Far-
rell, president of the O.-W. K. c,-
Co. Mr. Farrell had gone to Seattle
but had not arrived there at the time
the Ryan party left.
I had a great time when last in
Portland," he recollected, "for my old
friend Mohler was here then. He re
ferred to A. L. Mohler. president of the
Union Pacific, who at that time was
head of the old O. R. & N. Company.
At the time of his last visit to Port-
tConcludsd on Pas 3, Column 2.)