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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY. AUGUST 7, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
RUSSIANS LEAVE BIG
TUN Hi FOE'S SIDE
Army Left in Fortress
to Menace Rear.-
URGE FORCE MUST LAY SIEGE
Retreating Main Organization
in More Danger Than Ever.
COUNTRY AHEAD FLOODED
Importance or Operation Shifts
From Warsaw Ilegloa to Front
Xortlieast and Southeast.
Hope for Rig Given Vp.
LOXDO. Amg T A dUaatra la the
Dally Hall frasa Cepeabagea aaysi
"Tl Raaalaaa are evacuating Kevao.
Ta Coveraor aaa ala alaaT aaa the
awra leavia; far tk peat K."
K.TM, a fartrraa ( tk ftrat class,
to tke capital ( fc uteriafit at
ka hb Basse la KartkwMt Raaala. It
kaa keea aaM tkat Kevae waa ta farm
tka aartkrra bead af tke tw Raaalaa
llaa at Karaa. braaaa and Braat-U-n.ik.
Tka ety kaa a aapalatlaa at
brtwera IS, mm 10. no.
LONDOX. Aug. . In plte or the rail
er Warsaw, the German armlea In that
vicinity are likely of necessity to be
kept oa the alert to prevent attack
from the rear, la the Tlew or military
observers. Thla opinion la drawn from
the Russian official announcement that
the fortress or Novogeorgievsk. 21
mllee northwest of the Polish capital,
la atlll garrisoned by a strong force
of Russian who are prepared to with
stand a long siege.
It la considered evident that the Rus
aian Idea la to leave thla force as a
menace to the Germans In case or a
further advance east and to make sor
ties against the German rear. To cope
with thla danger. It la argued, the Ger
man wtU have to keep the fortrea
Invested with an a rmy much larger
than the Russian garrison. The Fetro
grad communication says the enemy al
ready has aurrounded the work with
a heavy force.
Bl Ciaaa Leas Wtthsta-.
The Novogeorgievsk garrison also
will deprive the Germans or railway
communication and of the Vistula for
bringing up supplies for their armies.
Much depend on the strength or the
fortress as compared with the heavy
guna or the German army which have
failed to reduce the works, although
they were the first of the defenses or
Warsaw to be attacked, and nave been
under dally Are since the appearance
or the Germans In the vicinity or the
Oa the other hand. Austro-Gerraan
experts are or the opinion that the Rue
ian army that retreated from Warsaw
I In a more precarious position than
ever, heavy rains having made the
swamp country Impassable, except by
a few roads, which will necresartly
make the retreat slow and give the
array of General von Uackenaen and
the German force northeast of tha cap!
tal more time for their movement
which are designed to cut the Russian
lines ef escape.
Ktw Fields Saw lasaartaat.
Others believe that the region or
Warsaw has lost Its importance, and
that the next fields of big operation
are along the Lomxa-Oatrolenka-Roaan
line of fortresses (northeast or War
saw) and along the lvangorod-L.ukow
railroad, to where General von Mack
enaen Is likely to transfer the larger
part or his army In an attempt to head
off the Russians who evacuated Ivan
Ltukow Is between I van gorod and
Brest-Lltowsk. the southernmost fort
. ress or the new line or defenae to which
the Russlana have officially announced
that they will retreat.
Should General von Mackensen reach
this railroad and succeed in .capturing
It. he would be In a position to enter
lAikow snd there oppose the further
retrest also or the Russian army from
Warsaw, as Lukow is the Junction of
the two railroads from Warsaw and
Ivangorod to Brest-LJtowsk.
Has fee Riga Glvea Is.
Petrograd unofficially holds out no
hope for Rigs, the Russian Baltic sea
port, and Its evacuation even without
serious attempt to stop the German ad
vance Is regarded probable.
Ten thousand Inhabitants of Riga
have left each day for the past week,
according to on dlspstch from the Rus
In evacuating Warsaw and other
cities the Russlsns have systematically
and effectively removed everything, in
cluding church bells, that might be or
use to the German.
The Russian government has appro
priatetd I2S.000.000 to meet the expense
r removing factories from the evacu I
ated cities, and these will b utilized
In the manufacture ef munillona or war.
tke refugees from the various places
to be set to work In these plants.
Gerasaas Da Mat Overeatlasate.
Employment offices are being estab
lished to distribute the refugees cap
able of skilled work to the best ad
vantage, and ample provision Is being
made for women and children, accord
ing to a Petrograd dispatch.
The Germans make no pretense at
bevjng utterly crushed the Russian
SHUT TO GERMANS
FLAG OF FATHERLAXn STIRS
IRE AT EXPOSITION.
Alliance Delegates liemovo Emblems
Before Visiting: Elsewhere and '
Deny Intent to Irritate.
6A.V FRANCISCO, Aug. . (Special.)
International complications In Europe
cast their shadow over the exposition
grounds toda Several officers of the
National German-American Alliance,
wearing miniature flags of the father
land, tried to enter the French pa
vilion, but were stopped by guards.
The . German - American delegation.
with Dr. C J. Hexamer. president of
the alliance, as the guest of honor, had
luncheon at the Inside Inn. This func
tion over, they started on a tour of
the grounds under the guidance of Wal
ter II. Scbultx. German exposition rep
resentatlve. In the party were Dr.
Hexsmer. H. C Bloedal. of Pittsburg;
Joseph Keller, or Indianapolis; Preal
dent John Hermann, of the San Fran
cisco Alliance, and their wives.
Mr. Schults said they went first to
the French pavilion, because It wss the
nearest. They started to enter by the
door on the east side, and were stopped
by guards. Immsdiatsly other guards
were summoned and the visitors were
told peremptorily that they could not
enter the French pavilion while wear
ing the flags of Germany.
"That settled." said Schults, narrat
ing the Incident later, "we went away.
but before entering the Canadian build
ing or any other of the foreign pa
vilions we removed the flags. It wss
not our intention to flaunt the Ger
man flag In the facea of the French.
W went as German-Americana, in a
spirit of strict neutrality, desiring to
pay our respects at the building as
we would at any of the state or other
foreign buildings. What happened
cannot be helped now, but It certainly
was an affront."
Around the French pavilion prevailed
an air of reticence.
Force Is Used and One
Native Is Slain.
GUNBOAT ALSO TAKEN OYER
National Palace Formally Oc
cupied by Navy.
PEOPLE IN CONSTERNATION
President of Senate Cables Protest
In Xante of Nation r Additional
Regiment of Marines
Is Sent to Scene.
WARSHIP FIRE EXPLAINED
Spontaneous Combustion Cause of
Rlaxe on Dreadnought Oklahoma.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. (.After
thorough examination while the dam
age was being repaired, officials of the
New Tork Shipbuilding Company are
convinced that ths Are which swept
the bold or the dreadnought Oklahoma
several week ago waa caused by spon
Work on the latest dreadnought I
being rushed. The Oklahoma was to
have been ready for delivery la Octo
ber, but It Is expected the Ore will
delay completion until early In Jan
FIRE THREATENS FORESTS
Forest Service Force Kept Ilusy In
San Bernardino Mountains.
DOS ANGELES. Aug. C Two forest
(Ires in the Sen Bernardino Mountains
and one In the foothills back of
Glendale, a suburb, kept the Are fight
ing forces of the United States for
estry service busy todsy. Much valu
able standing pine timber In Santa Ana
Canyon, near San Bernardino, wis de
stroyed by a fire which raged jester
day. according to report.
Two thousand acres In the Tejunga
wash section near. Sunland. above
Glendale. were burned over by a Are
said to have been started by lightning
ODDEST HOTEL IS CLOSED
Fifty Working Girl to Lose Hospit
able Homes on Sblp.
NEW TORK. Aug. (. Wsrnlng that
the oddest hotel In New Tork will be
closed August :S. when more than BO
working girls are to be sent ashore
from the ship Jacob A. Stamler today
caused much unhapplnesa among the
occupants of the floating hotel.
A notice posted on the bulletin
board, on the tamlers deck read that
Arbuckle's deep-sea hotel company has
decided to retire from the hotel bust-
sa and will aerve no meals sfter
OHIO VILLAGE SACRIFICED
Population of 1000 to Give Way to
Flood Prevention Enterprise.
DAVTON. C Ang. , In line with
the plans for prevention of future
floods, such as wrought disaster to
this city and the Miami Valley in
March. 11I.. the entire village of
Osborn. Greene County, with its popu
lation of more than 1000. will be wiped
from the face of the earth, to make
room for a reservoir.
The flood conservance commission
haa perfected plans for acquiring all
the property of the village at a cost
of approximately 11.500.000. Property
owners have agreed to the terms.
RAILS GOING TO RUSSIA
Liner Carries Material to Relieve
Congestion of Munitions.
SEATTLE. Aug. . The Great North
ern liner Minnesota sal lea today lor
Vladivostok with 1000 tons or steel
rails for the trans-Siberian railroad, to
be used In building sidetracks that will
relieve the blockade st Vladivostok snd
expedite the shipment or munitions to
the wsr front in Europe.
The rails are vs tiled at 1 1.500.000.
The remainder of the cargo, part of
which goes to Japan, is Valued at
PORT-AU-PRINCE. Haiti. Aug. .
American Naval forces today took pos
session of the office or the port, the
National Palace and the Haiti en gun-
host Paciflque. which arrived in Port
During the movement to take the
office of the port, the American
opened fire on the Haltiena and one
Haltien was killed.
The occupation of the office of the
port and the National Palace gave the
Americana the last positions held by
the Haitiens. The populace haa been
thrown Into consternation by the oper
atlona of the Americans.
Tha president of the senate. In the
name of the nation, today cabled Solon
Menos, Haltten Minister to the United
States, a new protest against the oc
cupation of Haitlen territory by the
American Naval forces.
Life aid Property Safeguarded.
The American authorities have no
tified the diplomatic body and the
consular agents that Colonel Eli K.
Cole, United States Marine Corps, and
commander of the American expedi
tionary forces. Is entrusted with the
maintenance . of order and the safe
guarding pt life and property.
Captain Edward L. Beach, chief of
staff to Admiral Caper too, remains' In
charge of the work of settling any
difference of an administrative nature
which may arise with the Haitlen au
thorities. Dr. Rosalvo Bobo. leader or the rev
olution, srrlved here today on board
the United Ststes refrigerator ship Cel
tic. On landing, he waa cheered by
Meet lag ef Assembly Called.
A meeting of the National Assembly
has been called for Sunday to elect a
CAPE HAITIEN. Haiti. Aug. . The
American battleship Connecticut has
arrived here from Port au Frince and
has landed men.
The American authorltlea have taken
over control or Cape Haitlen. Amer
ican marines are disarming the people
or the city, and the forcea of the revo
lution nave receivea oraera not to enter
the city limits.
Several Haitiens, who are candidates
for the Presidency. Including Rr. Rosal
vo Bobo, the leader of the revolution
which resulted In the recent capture' of
(Concluded nn Pas 2L Column a.)
INDEX OF TODAFS NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 80
degrees; minimum, 59 degrees.
TODAY'S Saturday fair; westerly winds.
not so warm.
Russlana leave army In fortrass to menace
. German rear. Page 1.
Kaitlea killed as Americans take posses-
Ion of Port au Prince official building.
Government to send out trade acouta Page .
German-Americans wearing flags of father
land excluded from French building at
Exposition. Page 1.
Ex-cecretary of Navy Tracy dies. Page 2.
Two assailants of woman near Newport sent
to prison for life 2 bourt after crime.
Seven convicts hurt In collision with loco
motive. Pass ft.
Applegrowers and lumbermen testify before
Trade Commission at Spokane, rase 3.
Roundup purses are announced. Page 5.
Pacific Coast Leaaue results: Portland z,
Los Ansel ft: Oakland 2. Vernon 0; Salt
Lake 7, San Fraaciaco u. rase li.
Coast sthletes seem to have "edce la four
vents of Nation's greatest track meet
at Fair today. Page 10.
Olympic Crab, of San Francisco, takes first
nonors in junior cnampionsnip m.eu
Russell and -Trier eliminate - Johns and
Marcua in sensational semi-finals at Ta-
coma. page 10.
' Commercial and Marine.
R. j. Patterson elected president of Mer
chants Exchange Association. Page lo.
Larger movement of wheat weakens Chicago
market. Pass 13.
Railroad stocks lead advance In Wall Street.
Celtic Glen breaks five-year slow sailing
record to Queenstown. Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity. "
Osteopaths demand Federal, city and state
recognition. Pace 1.
Cashier president says Job cost him X30.0OO.
Herbert L. Satterlee declares next Presi
dential campaign binges on seaman's bill.
Dr. Hexamer. president of German-Ameri
can Alliance, to visit, page 8.
Hundred Canadian and New England beau
ties smile on Portland, page a.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 15.
YAMHILL WHEAT IS HEAVY
First Threshing Report of Season
Gives 57 Bushels to the Acre.
SHERIDAN, Or, Aug. 6. (Special)
The first threshing report of the aeason
for Yamhill County set a standard of
57 bushels to the acre for 60 acres. This
yield was recorded on the J. H. Stupfel
ranch at Bellevue. three miles east of
this place. By measure the wheat
yielded 1576 sacks, or 62 & bushels to
the acre. This same wheat when
weighed overrun this yield from six to
Another report of a large yield comes
from the Adam Gutbrod ranch south of
this place, where 25 acres of .wheat
yielded SS bushels to the acre. In earn
pies of the big wheat yield before it
was threshed, the Jongest head meas
ured seven and a quarter .inches in
length. Grains of a sample head when
shelled out numbered 136.
FRANCE VYILLBUY WHEAT
Appropriation Made for Support of
PARIS. Aug. 6. The Chamber of Dep
uties today passed a bill carrying an
appropriation of 120,000,000 francs
(24,000,000) to be used In the pur-
hase of wheat and flour for feeding
the civil population. The limit of such
purchases Is fixed at 209,000,000 francs.
The bill authorizes prefects, under
the control of the Minister of Com
merce, to requisition wheat and flour
in France and empowers the Minister
of Commerce to make purchases on the
colonies or abroad, and to distribute
upplles according to the needs.
JOB COST $30,000,
fies in Own Behalf.
CHARGE ADMITTED, EXPLAINED
Stock Sale After Withdrawal
Laid to Misunderstanding.
RESOLUTION IS QUESTIONED
Ex Mayor of The Dalles, Chief Tar
get of Prosecution. Says Deci
sion to Stop Sales Not An
" thorlzed at Meeting.
Fridays War Moves
ITH tne exception of the great
ON MEDICAL MEN
Federal Recognition of
OWEN BILL DRAWS ATTACK
gievsk, the Russians have evacuated the
whole line of the Vistula River. Ivan
gorod, the southern fortress, having
fallen into the hands of the Austro
German army, the Russians are now
making their way eastward to the
The decision of the general stall to
leave the garrison in Novogeorgievsk
is announced in Petrograd dispatches.
The object la to deprive the Germans
of the use of railway communications
and of the Vistula River for bringing
up supplies for their armies.
Novogeorgievsk is situated st the
junction of the Vistula, Narew and
Wkra rivers to the northwest of War
saw. It hart two powerful bridgeheads.
eight citadels and 74 redoubts, con- institutions Are Declared
calculated by military observers that
an army corps can hold put there for
many months, as the camp is protected
by massive, earthworks, which doubt
less h&va been inlnrH n n rl lmnroved
since the Russians were compelled to DRY NATION IS FAVORED
begin their retirement.
Laying of siege to Novogeorgievsk
may prove one of the most Interesting
operations of the war. as it doubtless
will show whether earthworks are less
susceptible to the fire of high ex
plosives than are cupola forts.
Hold of Monopoly."
Frank Menefee, three times mayor
of The Dalles, Or., once Its city re
corder, and for two terms district at
torney there, testified In Federal
Judge Bean's Court yesterday after
noon that he ' was $30,000 poorer for
having left his home and law practice
at The Dalles in 1910 to take over the
presidency and management of the
United States Cashier Company.
He was the second of the seven de
fendants in the Cashier Company trial,
which reached its 22d day yesterday.
to take the stand. Mr. Menefee was
called by the defense at 3:30 o'clock.
He testified for an hour and a half
before court adjourned.
Witness la Principal Target,
In that time, however, he testified
regarding many pointa that were
cited against him by the Government
as connecting him with alleged con
spiracy to use the mails in a fraudu
lent stock-selling scheme.
Mr. Menefee has been the principal
target of the Government in nearly all
the great mass of evidence presented
against the defendants by United
States Attorney Reames.
He answered the question of his
attorney, .William. M. .Cake, with read
ness and certainty, and appeared to
be perfectly sure of himself.
Misunderstanding Is Contended.
He frankly admitted the truth of
one bit of evidence put In by the Gov
ernment, but contended that the ir
regularity charged had been due to
This .was the fact, sworn to by
Hiram S. House, expert accountant for
the Government, that approximately
34,000 shares of company -stock had
been sold after adoption of a resolu
tion at a directors' meeting, held Jan
uary 30. 1812. that stock should be
withdrawn from sale.
It was quite true this stock had been
sold, said Mr. Menefee,' but he added
with great positlveness that the resolu
tlon cited had never been .adopted.
Tell the jury all about this resolu
tlon." directed Attorney Cake.
Mr. Menefee said that for some tim
previous to this meeting he and others
in the company had bought stock from
private owners from time to time to
prevent its being thrown on the mar
ket by the holders and breaking the
Of the retiring Russian armies, the
official reports say nothing. The Rus
sians, however, have destroyed bridges
over the Vistula and taken other means
to place obstacles in the path of their
pursuers, while others of their forces
Extension of Civil Service Hules,
Measures to Promote Health,
School Inspection Proposed.
Kansas' City Gets Sleeting.
Recognition of the osteopathic
school of medicine by the Federal
continue to offer stubborn resistance Government, on an equal footing with
to the Germans and Austrians south the dominant or so-called allopathic
and north, who are trying to force a school of medicine, was the cardinal
ring around them. demand of the Amerlcn Ost.onathii-
General opinion is that the Russians Association In its resolutions adopted
at the close of its National conven-
began their retirement in time to
escape this inner ring, but they have
yet to reckon with the wider out
flanking movement from Lomza, which,
if successful, would turn the Brest
Not only the osteopathic school, but
the homeopathic school of medicine
will benefit, it was declared, by the
measures which the convention de-
An even more serious menace seem- mands from the Federal Government
Ingly is General von Buelow's advance and which are aimed, it waa held in
in the Baltic provinces. While, accord- the report of the resolutions commlt
lng to .Petrograd, the Germans have tee, to overcome what amounts practl
been thrown back immediately south cally to a medical monopoly operat
or Riga, they have made a further ad- ms in the Government
i Concluded on Pare 11, Column 1.)
IT CERTAINLY CAN RUN BACKWARDS.
ejLAJULe, JL---JLi LAA.JLILJ X .
vance East of Ponieweech, toward the
Some critics believe this move .means
that the Germans, unless they succeed
in smashing the Russian army, intend
to make an effort to advance further
into Russia and endeavor to force Em
peror Nicholas to accept a' separate
peace. With the history of previous in
vasions of Russia before them, how
ever, it is believed In other quarters
that the German staff would hesitate
at such a tremendous undertaking.
Others Expected to Benefit. .
The dominant school of medicine and
the American Medical Association are
the two .targets against which the
American Osteopathic Association Is
aiming its attack, and leaders in the
organization maintain that, if success
ful, the fruits of the victory will be
shared by practitioners under other
theories of medicine as well as by
A secondary group of resolutions
was submitted by the committee, urg
incr similar recognition of the ostco- -
Along the Austro-Italian fronts ar- Dath.c . nf m-diHne hv mnnlrl...l
tillery engagements predominate and and state lnstitut,ong weU BS ried
at various points each of the contend
Ing forces asserts small successes.
The Italians have made several at
tacks on Austrian positions with dir
igible airships, notably at Pola, the
great Austrian naval base on the Adrl
atic. The dirigible which made the
attack on Pola "for reasons which it
has been impossible to establish" fell
into the sea and its crew was cap
tured, according to Rome,
eral institutions, thus making the
fight one to be handled by state aa
well as by National campaigns.
Equal Opportunity Demanded.
The purpose of the campaign out
lined in the two groups of resolutions
is to loosen the hold of the dominant
school of medicine upon city, state and
Federal institutions and admit prac
titioners of all of the characteristic
schools of medicine tn equal competi-
In diplomatic circles great interest I tlon in public service.
attaches to the. negotiations that are
going on in the capitals of the Balkan
The report was read at the closing
session of the convention yesterday
states. The ministers of the quadruple morning by C. M. Toung. of St Paul,
ententj powers at Nlsh. Serbia, follow- chairman of the resolutions eommit
ing the example of their colleagues in tee, and Its adoption was unanimous.
Athens, have had a conference with the The board of trustees and resolutions
Serbian government. Simultaneously, committee were at work on the prep
Sofia has denied the repeated reports aration of the resolutions from the
that an agreement had been reached time of the beginning of the conven-
between Bulgaria and Turkey.
Along the western front the Ger
mans have made a series of attacks, but
all of them, according to the French
port, were repulsed.
tion Monday up to the last moment
before the close of the session.
Bars to Service Arouse.
'Every department of the Medical
Service of the Federal Government is
controlled absolutely by the dominant
school of medicine," declared the reso-
MODEL IN MORE TROUBLE IuiirilB?.1.Pta7Kn
not of the dominant school, to obtain
Frieda Baker and Her Hnsband Now any appointments In the United States
Hospital and Marine Service.
"It is the settled policy of the dom
inant school of medicine to make its
theorjes of treatment compulsory in
every department of the Federal ser
The convention declared compulsory
treatment in any position of public
service is contrary to the spirit of
Wanted on Chehalis Charge.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6. 'Special.)
Frieda Baker, a pretty and stylish
model, and her husband, Fred H. Ba
ker, held by the police on the charge
of stealing from art stores, have more
trouble ahead of them. Word was re
celved by the police today that they American institutions.
are wanted in Chehalis, Wash., on a
charge of grand larceny. It is asserted
they embezzled an automobile from
Chehalis and sold it In Portland.
If the police believe they have ob
tained sufficient evidence against the
Bakers here, the couple will be held
for trial. Otherwise they will be re
turned to Chehalis.
0TAT0ES TO BE MAILED
Parcel Post Used to Carry Ton to
Counti,' Where Freight Is High.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Aug. 6.
(Special.) One ton of Yakima seed
potatoes in 50-pound sacks, will be
sent by parcel post next week to an I treatment on the ground that osteo
interior Oregon town, where freight
rates by stage and wagon are several
Owen Bill Meets Opposition.
The 4merlcan Medical Association
and the dominant school of medicine
have conducted a long and thoroughly
organized campaign, the object of
which is the extension of its own
privileges and prerogatives through
the medium of the Owen bill, and the
establishment of a department in the
Government, with a pUyslcian of the
dominant school In the President's
In spite of repeated defeats, the
American Medical Association Is con
tinuing -its agitation and propaganda
by every means in its power.
A Government employe, who Is en
titled to medical services at the ex
pense of the Government was recently
refused an allowance for osteopathia
times higher than by mail. The Rlchey
& Gilbert Company is filling the order.
This company used the parcel post
extensively last season in sending out
BRITISH CONSUL QUITS RIGA
American Protection Is Established;
Women Replace Sailors.
LONDON. Aug. 6. The British. Con-
ulate at Riga, the Russian seaport
pathic treatment is not medical service.
"Class Legislation" Denounced.
Appointments of physicians to the
staffs of municipal and state hospitals
and Institutions is limited, 'in nearly
all cases, to practitioners of the domi
nant school, with no competitive ex
amination with the object of securing
the skillful services of practitioners
of the other school."
Class legislation was the term ap
plied to the Owen bill, and -the Osteo
pathic Association reiterated Its op
position to the passage of this bill '
and all similar bills tending to
strengthen the dominant school in Its
position to the exclusion and detri-
whlch is being evacuated by the civil ' - oraIt,oner. of other schools.
American protection, according to the
Petrograd correspondent of Reuter's
The correspondent says that women
Selflah Motives Charged.
Such legislation," it declares, "will
confer no useful public benefits, and
the interests which are seeking its
re replacing- the sailors on the Volga enactment are wholly selfish in their
River Steamers- 1 Concluded on rage , Column J.I