Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 12, 1915, Image 1

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Area Held by One Line
Is Trebled. .
British Commander Reports
Victory in Hard Battle.
French Battleship Silence Five of
Six Can In Asiatic Battery Ot
toman Minister Sara Enemy
Needs More Reinforcement.
' tOXDON. Auf. 11. General Sir Ian
Hamilton report from the Dardanelles
that th area held by th entent allies
In tha Ansae son on theGalllpoll Pe
ninsula baa been nearly trebled. Flv
ut of six runs In the Turkish Asiatic
batteries are reported to bar been put
eut of action by the French battleship
St. Lou La.
The. announcements r made In an
official statement given out tonight
which read:
Tha latest report from Sir Ian
Hamilton says that sever fla-htlng con
tinued yesterday In the Gall! poll Pe
ninsula, mainly In the Ansae none and
In that to the north. Tha positions oc
cupied were slightly varied In places,
but the general result Is that the area
fc.ld at Ansae has been nearly trebled
wine chiefly to tha gallantry and dash
f the Australian and New Zealand
army corps.
"While to the north no further
progress has yet been made, the troops
bar Inflicted heavy looses on the
enemy, and the French battleship Ft.
Louis Is reported to bars put out of
action Are out of sis guns In the
Asiatic batteries."
CONSTANTINOPLE, via London. A ug.
11. The following; official communica
tion was Issued today:
On August we again repulsed an
attack by tha enemy north of Arl
Burnu. Inflicting heary losses on them.
"More to the north we drove the
nemy bark by a rigorous attack, mak
ing prisoners of four officers and SO
men and capturing two machine guns,
a quantity of arms and heliographle
and telegraphic apparatus.
"Near Arl Burnu. on our left wing,
we captured by a bayonet attack part
of our trenches, which of late had
been occupied by the enemy.
"At Seddul-Bahr. w occupied on the
left wing the greater part of a trench
situated In an Isolated position' be
tween ourselves and the enemy."
Turkish Minister of War Confident
of Cheeking; Allien.
lin Aug. 11. by wireless to Sayvlllo. X.
T. Enver Pasha, the Turkish Minister
of War. declared today that according
to his Information, the entente allies In
their latest operation at tha Dardan
elles had landed three divisions of
troops, composing about tO.OOO men.
The losses among them, however, he
asserted, already had been heavy.
Enver Pasha's statement was made
In an interview with a correspondent of
the Associated Press. The Turkish War
Minister said:
"I am fully confident that we shall
be able to keep the allies In check In
tha Galtlpoll Peninsula, even If other
' large reinforcements are coming. Wa
knew that the allies action of two
day sco waa due and wa prepared for
It. with the result that w were not
caught napping.
"According to my Information, tha
allies landed three divisions, about 60.
009 men. No doubt part of them no
longer count, considering tha heary
losses they sustained In attacks Inci
dent to the new offensive. The allied
losses have been heavy so fsr In this
new attempt to force the Dardanelles."
Enver Pasha, reviewing the events
at Seddul Bahr during tha last two
days, says:
"Tha allies experienced bard resist
ance la their attempts to fore the
Turkish positions at Seddul Bahr. Two
regiments attacking our center there
were annihilated, with the exception of
about CO men. who were captured.
The British also attacked at Arl Bur
nu In the nighttime, while tha landing
was proceeding: near by to the north.
The British for a short time held one
of our tranche there, but were driven
Enver Pasha reviewed briefly the
circumstance of the landing of the
new expeditionary force of tha entente
powers and said that under cover of
heavy fir from tha fleet tha new
troops early today bad unsuccessfully
attempted to take tha rang of bills
north of Salt Lake."
Tha ail lea yesterday, h said, were
busr Joining their new forces with the
Art Burnu contingent. He described
tha terrain now occupied by the In
vading force aa running from near
Arl Burnu to tha north shore of Salt
We have tha numerical superiority
n the peninsula." said the War Min
ister, "and It will tak many mora al
lied reinforcement to deprive us of
that. We are wholly convinced that we
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Contact or Lip With 3IetaI Ball,
a Many Person Permit, De
clared to Create Menace.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 11. (Special.)
-Bite tha bubble" Is tha latest
-. i . k kii" Cram tha United States
i,,mio alth and Marine Hospital
Barvlca. An expert for the Marin
Hospital Service aays:
"if lmnronerlr constructed or lm
properly used, the bubbling drinking
fountain may be a greater menace to
health than tha common drinking
"The other day an Inspector of the
Public Health Service took a seat
beside a bubbling drinking . fountain
in a railway station and watched tbe
way It was used. Forty-seven differ
ent persona. 11 men. tt women and
14 children used the bubbling foun
tain. In almost every case tha Hps
wn nlafad almost completely around
the metal bail from which the water
"Several men obviously were chew
ing tobacco. In using tha bubbling
fountain tbe rule abould ba to bit
tha bubble, lip not touching any part
of the fountain."
Faction In Austrian Parliament
Would Extend Hapsbar Rule.
VIENNA via London. Aug. 11. The
Polish faction In tha Austrian Parlia
ment has Issued a manifesto calling for
tha organisation of a kingdom of Po
land with its caplttal at Warsaw as an
Integral part of the Hapsburg mon
archy. Tha Polish National committee. In
dorsing tbe manifesto. Issued a call to
the people of th Polish territory now
free from Russian domination, to send
delegates to a general National con
vention designed to perfect an organ
isation Intended to work for a re
united nation.
Watershed . Forest Threatened by
Efforts to Burn Off Brnsh.
Fire again broke out today In the brush
covering th Lytle Creek canyon water
shed, and A. P. Meyer, forest ranger,
reported to Superintendent Jeken her
that prospectors who wanted to clear
th ridges and mountain sldea to facili
tate th search for gold were respon
sible. Gold waa found In the canyon aome
time ago. Sine then forest rangers
have found evidence that two previous
nres were started to make easier the
South African Rebel Arrested by
Portuguese at Angola.
PRETORIA. .Aug. 10. via London.
Aug. 11. Lieutenant-Colonel S. G. Mer
its, a leader In the Union of South
Africa rebellion, who was arrested late
in February and Imprisoned at Wind
hoek. Cape Colony, but escaped a month
later, haa been arrested by the Portu
guese authorities at Angola. West
He waa accompanied by a few of .hi
followers, according to an official state
ment Issued here today telling of his
Prosperity Line Above That of 1909,
Kays Secretary of Labor.
LOS ANGELES. Aug. 11. William B.
Wilson, secretary of th Department of
Labor, said today that Industrial con
ditions throughout th country were
"Moreover." he added, "they are Im
proving. There is a difference of only
1 per cent between depression and
prosperity at any time. The down
curving line of depression reached Its
lowest point last year. There Is 'again
an upward sweep, and th line now la
above th point representing tha pros
perity of th country la 1901."
Fort de France and Kingston Ship
ping Badly Damaged.
FORT DE FRANCE. Martinique.
Aug. 11. Considerable damage wss
done along the water front here by a
violent storm with a heavy wind from
the west which broke last night. The
sea rose high and docks were flooded
and merchandise destroyed.
News from the interior regarding
th effect of the storm Is lacking as
th telephone line are down. A simi
lar storm prevailed at Kingston haw
bor. where several lighters were de
stroyed or damaged.
Lloyd George Organizes Munition
Invention Branch.
LONDON. April 11. David Lloyd1
George. Minister of Munitions, has
formed a "munition Inventions branch"
of his department. It was announced
In this department he will be assisted
by IS scientists and engineering ex
perts, who will assist the department
with regard to taking advantage of the
latest discoveries In appliances for the
manufacture of munition of war.
Manslaughter and Neg
ligence Charged.
Company Officials Accused of
Guilty Knowledge.
Federal Grand Jury Finds All Con
nected With Design, Operation
and Inspection of Boat In
competent or Careless.
CHICAGO. Aug. 1L Indictments
charging manslaughter and criminal
carelessness were returned before
Judge Kersten In th criminal court
today In connection with the Eastland
The captain and engineer and four
officers of th St. Joseph-Chicago
Steamship Company, owners of the
boat, were named. Those Indicted
were: George T. Arnold, president of
tha company: William H. Hull, vice
president and general manager W. C
Steele, secretary-treasurer; Ray W.
Pa vis. assistant secretary-treasurer;.
Harry Pedersen, captain; Joseph M.
Erlckson. engineer.
Bonds were fixed at $30,000 each for
the company officials and 110.000 each
for Pedersen and Erlckson. The two
last named are charged with criminal
carelessness, and the official with
Officials Jointly tdlcted.
Separate bills were returned against
tha captain and the engineer, while
the four officials were named In a
joint Indictment. Th bill against the
officials contained five counts, charg
ing: 1. That they knew th Eastland was
unseaworthy and had no stability.
2. That they permitted .2500 pas
sengers aboard the-vessel, which I
more than .Its carrying capacity.
3. That they were negligent In hir
ing an Incompetent engineer, who. be
cause of his lack of skill, was unable
to control the boat properly.
4. ' That the crew did not number
enough hands to manage and control
the Eastland properly.
. That the ballast tanks were al
lowed to be out of repair and not filled
with water.
Captain Charged With Neglect. -
Against Captain Pedersen these
charges were brought:
1. That he permitted aboard th
boat a larger number of passengers
than she could safely carry.
2. That he neglected to warn the
passengers to leave the Eastland when
It became apparent to him that she was
about to turn over.
3. That he waa negligent In not see
ing that the ballast tanks were prop
erly filled and In good repair.
4. That he was negligent in not see-
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The Weather.
WE.TBRDArS Maximum temperature, 78
decrees; minimum, 6 decrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly wind.
AUIs: treble area held by one line at Dar
danelles. Pace 1.
Submarines renew activity: wheat vessels
from Portland imoci victims. Psse 1.
Bic shipment of British cold reaches New
York aafely. Paa s.
. Mexico.
Cltlsens of Texas border under arm. In fear
of attempt by Mexicans to seise territory.
Pace 1.
Few rate advances granted Western rail
roads; substantial features of petition de
nied. Pace 3.
Drinkers at public fountains advised to bite
bubbles aa aanitury measure. Pace 1.
Eastland tracedy Indictments issued. Page 1.
Pacific Coast Leacus results: Vernon S. Port
land 0; Lo Ancelee 5. Oakland 1; Salt
Lak . San Francisco 8 UO InnlncaJ.
Pace 14.
Mrs. Kortbup and Mortimer Brown lose
Insies events at Seattle tennla tourney.
Pace 14.
Red Sox Increase lead In American League
race. Pace 14.
Pacific Northwest.
Federal Trade Commission' hears proposal
for lumber combination. Pace S.
Co-operation In forest fire flghtlnc proposed
by Fish snd Osme Commission. Page 6.
Cmmercla and Marine.
Lack of funds for Coast survey declaVed re
sponsible for marine losses in Alaskan
waters. Pace 11.
Flurry in Pacific Coast barley markets
. Pace 13.
Heavy buying of flour by French govern
ment advances wheat at Chicago. Page
Stork prices lowered by foreign liquidation.
Psce 15.
Fir export increase expected with visit of
Honolulu lumbermen. Pace 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Buyers' week attendance" records broken
and purchases mount up wbils proc-
cramme continues. Pace lO.
Able lawyers engsrred In battle of wits, one
ss prorecntor snd other as witness, at
Cashier Company trial. Pace 9.
1ms m wool warehouse fire Is 1105.300.
Page 1.
Loving cup given Roadmsster Teon In ap
preciation of work. Pags 16.
Hundreds of lawyers expected at Joint bar
meeting. Page T.
Highway Is named "Tbe Great North Road."
Page 8.
Southern Pacific explains Inability to build
Natron-Klamath line. Page II.
Skamania County hlehway to be called "The
Great North Road." Page .
Counci' takes Greeley street extension action
over protest. Page Is.
Bayers near Portlands arrive. Pace 10.
Weather report, data and forecast. Psce 18.
Cloudburst Leaves Business District
Vnder Four Feet of Water.
CLINTON. Ia., Aug. 11. A cloud
burst struck this city, late today. Ten
square blocks, Including the business
district, are under four feet of water.
Streetcar service ha been suspended.
Tbe big tents of a circus playing
her were swept away..
The property loss entailed by the
flood will be heavy. Bridges and cul
verts were washed away by the on
rush of waters. Streets became rivers
and hundreds were Imprisoned In upper
floors of houses and buildings. Eight
thousand spectators escaped from the
wreckage of a huge circus tent by dis
carding shoes and stockings and wad
ing In water above their knees. Men
carried women and children to safety.
Many who came to the city to attend
the circus are unable to leave tonight
Witness Stricken; Dies.
TACOMA, Aug. 11. While testifying
against her husband in a divorce case
today, Marian Elizabeth Hutchins. aged
60. was stricken with paralysis and
died in a few moments.
Her husband had alleged that some
paralysis, his wife had left him to suf
fer alone. She was denying this when
LOSS $105,5001
2 Firemen Pinned Un
der Falling Wall.
Fire Fighters Badly Bruised
and Cut by Debris.
Thniinri Rpmlicim & Co. Wool
"Warehouse Is Virtually Total
Loss Other Buildings Nearby
Are Damaged by names.
Theodore Bernhelm & Co., loss $100,-
000; insurance. $83.00.
O.-W. R. & N. Company, loss $3000
covered by insurance.
Dement Bros- flour, loss $2000; cov
ered by insurance.
Trussed Concrete & Steel Company,
loss $500; covered by insurance.
Total loss, $105,500.
'Fire loss totaling more than $100,
000 resulted yesterday afternoon when
the bic wool warenouse of Theodore
Bernheim & Co.. at the southwest cor.
ner of Twelfth and Kearney streets.
was swept by flames, and two fire
men -were injured by a falling wall.
The oriKln of the fire Is not known.
Two alarms were turned in.
More than half a million pounds of
wool and mohair were stored In the
warehouse and may be a total loss.
All the wool was in the grease and
there may be some salvage If that
which' Is only water damaged can be
scoured at once.
Wall Fall on Firemen.
A 20-foot section of wall on the
Kearney side of the structure fell
while the spectacular fire was at Its
heie-ht. burying? Fireman Karl Gun-
ster. of Engine 26, and Fireman K.
T. Dills, of Engine 17, in the debris.
They were dragged 'from under burn
ing strands of wool by their comrades
--.4 w.;Aum n thA' Emersrencv hos
pital. Neither was seriously injured.
but both were baaly bruised and cut
Fireman Dills' chest was crushed and
there are possible Internal injuries.
The first alarm was turned In about
1:30, and by the time the apparatus
arrived on the scene the flames were
bursting through the windows of the
frame warehouse. The Are had too
much headway to make, possible the
saving of much of the wool, and while
several lines were directed at the big
Are and a second alarm turned In, much
attention was eiven to the work of
saving surrounding property.
Nearby Buildings Damaged.
The warehouse building, covering
100x100 feet, which was a total loss,
was the property of the O.-W. K. & N.
Company, and valued at $3000, covered
bv insurance. Flames burst in the west
through the windows of the Trussed
Concrete & Steel Company and caught
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Wednesdays War Moves
WHG the Russians are fighting
desperately to extricate them
selves from the cordon of Austro-Ger-man
troops which is steadily pressing
them more closely In Poland, their
allies are working feverishly and with
considerable succes-to open the Dar
danelles throw' -:h they hope to
pour Into y " h-needed muni
tions of .VJ
gi-'-'C" fnlght. when fresh
.5" oV'vvere landed on the Gal-
'.vT-l - ,sula there haa been almost
flo-Vitlnir nn t i TCrithia. road.
V-aV - " ' :
these operations the Australians and
New Zealanders in the "Ansae" region,
a name taken from the initial letters
of the words "Australian-New Zealand
Army Corps," have c-operated with
new forces to the north. Following
the successes of the troops on the
Krithia road and those to the north of
the "Anzac" zone. the. Australians and
New Zealanders took the offensive Fri
day and succeeded in trebling the area
formerly held by them. The comrades
to the north, who assisted them, made
no further progress, however.
Simultaneously, the French battle
ship St Louis attacked the Turkish
batteries on the Asiatic side of the
straits, which had. been bombarding the
allies' position on the peninsula, and
put five guns out of commission.
These actions are believed to be pre
liminary to a more ambitious attempt
which has been planned by the Anglo
French commanders to . sweep the
Turks before them. Heavy losses, al
ready inflicted on the Turks, have had
a discouraging effect upon the Otto
man troops, according to reports from
Greece. '
On the eastern front, Kovno is the
danger point of the Russian line. The
armies of Grand Duke Nicholas ap
parently have arrested the German of
fensive against Riga and Dvinsk, hut
are being hard pressed on the Kovno
front, which the Germans are attack
ing with guns of all caliber, includ
ing the famous 16-inch cannon, which
no fortress hitherto has been able to
On the western front little has hap
pened beyond the usual artillery en
gagements. German submarines have renewed
their activity, and during the last three
days have sunk IS vessels, 10 of which
were British trawlers and four of which
belonged to neutral countries. The
British patrol-boat Ramsey also has
been sunk by the German auxiliary
cruiser Meteor in the North Sea. The
commander of the Meteor, realizing
that escape from pursuing British ves
sels was impossible, abandoned his ship
and blew her up. The Meteor appar
ently was the Hamburg-American Com
pany steamer of that t.ame, a vessel of
3016 tons. There have, been frequent
reports of firing heard off Heligoland,
but no explanation has been forthcom
lng. '
Negotiations with the Balkan states
in an effort to bring them into the war
were continued, but without any fur
ther developments.
Spokane License Fees Fair Away
Below Expectations.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. , 11. (Spe
clal.) Severe disappointment with
regard to the amount of revenues to be
derived by the city from saloon licenses
is in prospect for the, City Commls
Although it was estimated that about
$153,000 would be paid into the City
Treasury this year by the liquor deal
ers. it was learned today that the
revenues up to June 30 had come to
only $44,000. The belief was expressed
that not to exceed $30,000 more would
be collected. '
Bank Examiners Report Activity
and Exceptional Crop Prospects.
ington, Aug. 11. Reports received by
Comptroller of the Currency from
bank examiners In the Northwest on
business conditions in that section are
digested as follows by the Comptroller:
- "There is unusual activity in Alaska
trade. The livestock, agriculture, fruit,
dairying and salmon industries are also
active. The lumber and building trades
alone are reported as being depressed.
The cereal crop will be unusually
good." '
Pennsylvania Railroad Stores Sup
ply; Miners Go to Front.
ALTOONA. Pa.. Aug. 11. Anticipat
ing a shortage of coal this rail ana
Winter, the Pennsylvania Railroad is
taking steps to protect itself by stor
ing thousands of tons at convenient
points along the system. Two big stor
age stations have been established
Since the start of the European war
many miners have responded to calls to
the colors. As a result, coal companies
have been obliged to advertise for min
Forestry Official Announces jiariy
Closing Because of Pest.
WALLA. WALLA. Wash., Aug. 11.
(Special.) Countless yellow jackets
are so active in me uiue mountains
that Summer camps will be closed
weeks earlier than usual, according to
Martin Unser. of the Forestry office,
who returned yesterday from the Wen
aha Reserve.
In the Mill Creek Canyon, on the
Wsila Walla River, the Tukannon and
Umatilla the hornets are making life
Plot to Seize Territory
Is Rumored
Massacre of Americans Said
to Have Been Planned.
With Arrival of Troops, Bandits
Shift to Store Thinly Popnlated
Sections Large Numbers
Said to Bo Involved.
Practically every American citizen In
the three' southernmost counties of
Texas Cameron, Hidalgo and Starr
is under arms tonight in fear that the
overwhelming Mexican population of
the section may break out in a racial
Disturbances, attributed to Mexicans
on the international border, spread rap
idly today. .Rumors of trouble came
from widely separated localities, some
of them even from Laredo, on the bor
der. 200 miles distant from Browns
ville. A feature of the day's develop
ments was the circulation of a rumor
in many quarters that the disturbance
was an effort on the part of untutored
Mexicans to turn back a portion of
Texas to Mexican control.
Doth Sides of the Border Involved.
This scheme, it was rumored, was
backed by ignorant Mexicans living on
the American side of the Rio Grande,
assisted by escaped convicts and fugi
tives from justice and also, according
to the report, by a considerable number
of irresponsible Mexicans, both soldiers
and civilians, who were said to have
crossed the American border from
Impetus was given the movement, it
is believed in many quarters, by border
political conditions.
Rangers in Hidalgo County, pursulng
some of the gang which killed an
American trooper near Mercedes last
night, today were reported to have cap.
tured a flag bearing the words in Span
ish: "Army of liberation for Mexicans
in Texas."
Previous Attempt Kipped.
They took some literature urging
Mexicans to revolt and some telegrams,
one dated Monterey.
Army and Federal investigators de
clared tonight the alleged organizers
of the disturbance are working under
the so-called plan of San Diego.
Federal ofifcials last Winter believed
they nipped one attempt to put a revo
lution into effect when they arrested
a Mexican on charges of sedition. De
tails of the so-called plan of San Diego,
which were published at the time, were
said to have been found in his pos
session. Americana Doomed to Death.
The plan as published calls for the
death of every American male over IS
years old, in communities along the Rio
Grande and also along the border of
New Mexico, Arizona and California.
Major-General Frederick Funston said
tonight it had been reported that more
than 3000 Mexicans are pledged to a
revolutionary organization already.
Authorities tonight are guarding the
Rio Grande at a point below Browns
ville, where it was reported several
hundred armed Mexicans had gathered,
intending to cross the river under cover
of darkness. A Mexican rancher in
Hidalgo County, about 50 miles up the
river from Brownsville, today appealed
for aid, asserting that 80 armed Mexi
cans were in hiding on his ranch. He
said they threatened to kill him if h
told of their presence.
Official Connivance Rumored.
It was rumored today that officials
or the Mexican side of the river, which
is under Carranza control, are responsi
ble for some of the troubles on the
American side, either by Jaxness of dis
cipline or by direct connivance. How
ever, there is no evidence that any or.
the higher Mexican authorities are in
Officials here have reported that
1700 former Carranza soldiers have
crossed the river along a zone 120 miles
wide, from a point below Brownsville
to Rio Grande CUy up the river. At
least 30 different parties are said to
have crossed. Most of this river bank
winds through brush and woods far
from any roads, so that a small army
of troops would have difficulty in
guarding it.
Cavalry Presses Baudlts.
The arrival today of troops appears
to have causea me oanuns n
shift rapidly westward Into the less
DODUlated sections. Telephone mes
sages tonight from the portions of Cam
eron County, north of here, wnere
fighting has been going on for two
weeks, indicated that the outlaws had
either left or were in hiding.
About Mercedes, a few miles north
west of here, rangers and cavalrymen
pressed the bandits so hard today that
some of them fled across the river.
Cavalrymen captured 35 horses from
one band near Mercedes after a long
chase, in which so far as could be
learned, no one was wounded.
Reports that politicians on the Amer
ican side were responsible for the up
risings, aroused much resentment here.
At San Benito a mass meeting of pro
test was held. Speakers declared that
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