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TTIE MORNIXG OREGOXIAX. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 18. 1915.
0 BOAT SENDS 1000
TROOPS TO BOTTOM
Transport Royal Etfward Tor
, pedoed Near Coast of
. Gallipoli Peninsula.
ion ruchtd Dallas a few hours lata,
but without baring difficulty lamiklni
th Journey. Lack of dispatching
facilities hu retarded train srogress.
Th Hoaatoa Texas Central train
fran Hnaitos lw. Iinnre I T rnAH.i1
tb track ta oo4 condition aa did tb
Atrniaon, Topeaa Santa ra.
Th. four l.ltlnnh rnmn. r, l. nn.r.l
ln in Texas todar Tlrtually tripped
tn nortnera section or tna state or
linemen and repair equipment. Nona
of t&M v t hu lon ahl. la manri
the broken strands far south enough to
get word from th stricken city.
EUGENE ELKS TO FEAST
I Venison Barbecue on Klter Bank Is
ABOUT 600 OTHERS SAVED
Bet tor August St.
foldicrs and Medical Corps Sent
V Jlrln force 3ttb Division) la
Turkey Are Visitor Loss Is
Sot Re-ported for Par.
liKOOS. Au. IT. Tna Royal Ed
ward, British transport, was destroyed
by a GfrTran S'ibmartn Saturday and
between '" and loo lieea vera lost,
according to an official communication
STItco out todar. Tb vessel was tor
pedoed while la the Aegean Eea. nsar
tka hi coast of the upper tiallipoli
.No detail are available of the loss
f te transport Koyal Kdward. which
was formerly tha steamship Cairo, be
yond the brief statement given out by
tae British Admiralty.
iSermany baj news of tha sinking
yesterday, but nothing was published
LoaSraat ta rth Isllnlei,
Tha text of the announcement fol
lows: Th British transport "Royal Edward
waa sunk by an enemy submarlna in
tha Aceaa last Saturday mornlnc. Ac
cording to tha Information at present
avalUbie. tha transport had on board
i: military officers and 1 3 i troops. In
addition to tna ships crew of lis of
ficers and men.
"The troops cona'.sted roalnlr of re
inforcements for the Twenty-ninth di
vision, and detalla of tha Koyal Army
Royal Masri Hl TeaarL
"Till Information has not yst btsn
re-etv1. bat It Is known that about
i hsv been saved."
Tb Koyal Kdward was of II. Ill tons
gross and ii f-et inn. fb was owned
by th Cansitan Northern Mteamship
Company of Toronto, stie waa built la
tiiaacow In !'.
This Is tha flr.t Instance of a British
transport rarvvtnjr troopo having been
sunk d'trtnr the present war. and prob-
ablv 1. . soldiers hava been sent
over th virions peas.
EUGENE. Or- Aur. 17. fSoeelal '
Th annual -high Jinks'- of th Eugsn
ordsr of Elks will b held on th
banks of Row River In Southern
Lane county, a few miles east of Cot
taga Grove. Augoat I J.
A special train will run from Eo
cene. A Tension barbecue is scheduled.
HIGHLAND GOLD MINE SOLD
Liens Cload Title and Preferred
Claims Represent Price.
FAKER. Or.. Aug. IT (Special.)
With th title from tha transfer slight
ly clouded by tha fact that tha High
land gold mines case has been ap
pealed to th Supreme Court. D. W.
WILL BE ARBITRATED
Lansing Also Accepts Berlin
Proposal of Commission
to Fix Frye Damages.
STATEMENT ASKED FOR
United States Meanwhile Wants to
Know Whether Germany Will
Continue to Act Tnder Own
Construction of Compact.
WASHINGTON. Aur. It Th Stat
Department today mad public tha
American reply to Germany's latest
note on the sinking of the ship William
P. Fry. The German proposals that
the amount of damage ba fixed by a
mixed commission, and that the con
struction of the disputed provision of
United States ar not as larg men as
they used to be, and that they ar
R emailed Fasalll Fill Baaleva ra.
However, that is a long way from
my "permlsslonalres" who grac th
streets In every known color and com
bination of military cos turn lmagina
ble to man.' Clinging to their arms and
stretching In a lin from one edge of
th sidewalk to th other Is th whole
faminln contingent of th family,
mother, wife, sisters, daughters, a few
cousins or so or a fiance up from th
All these women ar dressed In their
colorful best, and they "oh" and "ah"
and give little screams of terror to
everything the hero may say.
As t per cent of all the men at the
front ar sent horn in rotation, you
can see what a lot that makes, and
most of them com to Paris, where
their friends can easily Join them. So
that the boulevards and restaurants
ar on mass of reunited families.
Often you sea 20 officers gathered
around one table. They ar men of tha
same garrison that war baa separated,
now come together on permission, and
exchanging their experiences and feats
The other day at Larue s there were
ten around one table, two with the
cross of th Legion of Honor, two with
th Croix d Guerre, and on with a
Medaill Mllltalre ha had gained be
fore being promoted. And how they
Aversion for Clvillaaa Shown.
Everyone edged nearer and nearer
not to miss a word, until at the end It
was like a play the little stage full of
officers and a tinge audience perfectly
still. From time to time someone at
the surrounding tables asked a ques-
BRITISH TRANSPORT THAT WAS TORPEDOED BY GERM AX SUBMARINE IN TURKISH WATERS, J
Last Call on
A Lot of 200 Suits, Values $20 to $30, Your Choice
JLL slL o Q
no FORT CAPTUREDi
Tr.CTOV JtrtACK BOTH CM
RrsMAt; r.or lie.
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SPECIAL ON FINE SHIRTS
CmuH Tab s1bevw Wrma and
Austrian Ar Within 13 XII f
ml-UMnk la Swmn.
IJ)XTXV. Aug. IT. Itoth end of tb
ftuiaa second line, to which th
Urwi'i Duke Nicholas forrea are re
trvattne. ar more than ever threat
en.!, according to tha official dis
patches from Herlln and Vienna today.
Th ijcrman report aaya on of the out
Irlnc frts of Kovno has been raptured,
with : cannon and S'M prisoners.
Tbo Austrian report says that Austro
Hunearlan troops pursuing the retreat
ing Kustana have advanced to Pobryn
ba. I) miles southwest of tha fortress
TS ilerlln report says:
"Th troops ot th army of General
Flrbhorn took a fort of Kovno. situ
ated between th Nlemen and Gesla.
il.r than S0 Kusslana were taken
prisoner, and i cannon and numer
ous other materials wer captured.
TH armies of Ornrrl Von Soholi
and t;eneral Von Gallwtta drov their
opponent farther bck In an easterly
direction, and I Kusslans. Including
II officers, wrre taken prisoners, and
one cannon and 1G machine guna were
"On th northwestern front of Novo
gvorclevsk a larg fort and two Inter
mediary fortifications wer taken by
storm. On the other front we succeed
ed almost vrywhcr In forcing th
enemr further back. W raptured HOi)
prisoners, with 1 cannon and other
Trlpl Tvrbla Measser Royal Kdward. .b Waa f 12.0OS Tons. Before Belns; Taken Over by tha British
bntrssmil Oka Was Owned by th Canadian .Northern Steamship Company, and Sailed Betweca Arts
milk, Kaglaad. and llallfas, 9, la Winter aad t Qaebee la Summer.
French, representing tb claims of be
tween and labor liens, and at
torneys for P. K. Hhodes. th Ksstern
Oregon Light Jk Tower Company and
tha llalnes Commercial Company bid
In tha property yesterday for .!'. 711.
Th en'.lre debt on shim iiKigment
waa given amounts to S13I.S77.42. tha
amount paid representing merely the
preferred claims. Bcaus of the ap
peal to a higher court. It would ba lin
possible to resume operations at th
mine until a decision has been rendered.
EMOEN OFFICER ARRIVES
itrmv UT.rnm id:r makes
roT it sax i-R.tnM-o,
lasapora Rebellion Citve Opsei Innity
for Farnpe Jspaaeee Ar Deo
eelved by Swvdlak Xante
AX rRAXCfSOO. Aur. IT New z
plolta of th crw of th German
cralsor Cmdea war told today by
Lieutenant-Commander J. Lauterbaeh.
executive sfflcer of tb cruiser which
waa sunk off th Cocoa Islands In th
Inrttaa Ocean by th Australian cruiser
eWdney after terrorising enemy ship
piae on tbo Pacific K.-an for months,
on his arrival her to1ay.
Commander LauterbacVe Identity,
bidder under the nam of II. V. John
son, waa revealed ben tb steamer
Monculia. on which b was a
aer. reached Honolulu. T. 1L.
It and his companions, according to
pasnarers on tb Monsolia. played ao
Imrortant part In rrxtiar the dissat-!li-t:oa
sM h ended In tb Indtan r
bei:ion at ltnap,r. where th Ger
mans wer Imprisoned. Tb outbreak
afforded th kmden crew an opportu
nity to cap.
Commanier Lauterbaeh. with three
natives, tiwik to the sea lo a cano and
reached 9umAtra after seven dim
Tbmce he male his stay to Java. Manila
MRS. FITZ GETS JUDGMENT
Ex-rrlseflshter's Koiirtli Matrimo
nial Venture Is Failure.
METVCHEX, X. J, Aug. 17. (Spe
cial.) That Bob Fllaalmmons' fourth
matrimonial venture baa proved a fail
ure was revealed today when the
county record snowed that his fourth
wife. Temo Slonin. had recorded a Judg
ment against mm for 1 1000. Th pres
ent whereabouts of Tcmo are unknown.
ob's farm, cows and chickens were
billed to b sold by th Sheriff of Mid
dlesex County tomorrow, but the sale
has been postponed until August 35.
The sal waa to bava been conducted
under writ of execution Issued on be
half of Corncllua See. a Chicago at
torney. Fltaslmmons was la town today ex
hibiting an autograph letter of recom
mendation from ex.-1'reatdent Roosevelt-
11 said Stood would settle all
Judgments against htm. He said he did
not know where Temo Slonin had gone
and ha added that aa soon aa ha could
get away from here he would go to
bouth America with Theodore Roose
velt'a letter, to show them how to fight.
eadedAfj-m. . . .-o shrd ahrd shrdiuu
FIRST BARLEY COMES IN
Price at Baker Mills Jumps lire
Cents, to $1.1 7 1-2.
BAKER. Or, Aug. IT. (Special.)
With th arrival of th first lot of
barley for th season at tfce Baker
milts today, tb cereal took a Jump of
i centa a bushel. Th lot waa a email
on, brought In by A. J. Rlttcr, of
Lowr Powder, but was so eagerly
paseeo-1 sought becaus of Its good quality
weeai.K.. is. .tandlna- offer of II.lIv. was
advanced to S1.17H.
Mill men hav been making offers
for barley for two days, but this was
th first brought In. Tb first lot of
wheat of th season arrived yesterday
and was sold by Ed Basra, a few
miles from th city, for S3 cents a
bushel. It was bluestere. Club wheat
la quoted at SS cents and forty-fold at
nJ Shurhil wher he took mi u w m
o- th. ?. h.dmg hi. identity, .o river FRONTAGE DISPUTED
auuch f htm un.(s I Kan f-i a-na n t Jsvr -
o- tm mm tt. . MmnH h-n b I RIM Granted by Hood Hirer Coun
r-mtr4 t iw(rlih r;ort trtnsr
tO mnj rrAl:h ptn ft !
tmr o( hi umfl ntiootlt.
ell Mjjj- Be Void.
BAY-SIDE HOMES RUINED
'-ftM-f From rtrvt rr
Indicated that the strra center was
BD?roa hln tlat part of tb ( and
In sspenesevs of Tavlor and Temple
bore nut tr-at conjecture.
At Temple several houses wer Un
roofed and at Taylor tha tetepbon ti
rbanc was un'sppe4 aad the service.
tmporsrily. ptt out of commission.
Fotn to-mr. are la a general rath from
tS'so t Catvelm.
Itatiroad tranTic In tha sections soath
f 1'aila has sufTered slichtiy. the
greatest trouble Ntng hm los of wire
eomnunication. The Missouri. Kansas
and Tessa tracks to Houston r In
tact as 1 th rsgulay tram Iron Hooa-
HOOD RIVER. Or Aug. 1J. (op
claL As was brought at a meeting
of the city council last nlcht. It Is
probable that the city of Hood River
has no water frontage on th east sld
of Hood River, where river steamers at
tn complaint of some river batmen,
wh declared that competitors wer en
deavoring to monopolts wharfs
facilities, tb city granted each of three
river lines third of th frontage of a
stret that waa aupposd to reach the
rivers edge. A casual investigation
leads to the belief that th trel doe
not peoetrata to th water lln. Tb
matter has ben placed In th hand of
City Attorney W ilbur.
Knitting sneuld b at least as much tua
as laui&a. aad oaa caa I (at aa.
the treaty with Prussia be submitted
to arbitration at The Hague, are ac
cepted. The American not calls on Germany
meanwhile for a atatement whether she
Intends to conduct ber future naval
operations in accordance with ber In
terpretation of the Prussian-American
treaty or those of the United States.
The note begins by expressing regret
that the American objections to sub
mitting the rase to the prize court do
not commend themselves to Germany,
and that the German reasons for so
submitting the case have not removed
the objections mentioned. It then ac
cepts a combination of the methods of
settlement proposed by Germany.
Conditional Payment Acceptable.
"The Government of the United
States." the reply continues, "notes that
your suggestion is made with the ex
press reservation that a payment un
der this arrangement would not con
stitute an admission that American
treaty rtghta had been violated, but
would be regarded by the Imperial Ger
man government merely aa fulfilling a
duty or policy founded on existing
treaty stipulations. A payment made
on this understanding would be en
tirely acceptable to the Government of
the United States, provided that the
acceptance of such payment should
likewise be understood to be without
prejudice to tha contention of the Gov
ernment of the United States that the
sinking of the Frye was without legal
Justification, and provided also that an
arrangement can be agreed upon for
the Immediate submission to arbitra
tion of the question of legal Justifica
tion, insofar aa It Involves the inter
pretation of existing treaty stipulations.
"There can be no difference of opinion
between the two governmenta as to the
desirability of having- this question of
the true intent and meaning of their
treaty stipulations determined without
delay, and to that end the Government
of the United States proposes that the
alternative suggestion of the Imperial
German government also be adopted,
so that this question of treaty Interpre
tation can be aubmltted forthwith to
arbitration pursuant to article SS of The
Hague convention for the pacific settle1
ment of International disputes.
Fa tare Ceurs Inquired 1st.
"In this way both the question of
Indemnity and the question of treaty
Interpretation can promptly be settled,
and It will be observed that the only
change made in the plan proposed by
th Imperial German government is
that Instead of eliminating either one
of Its alternative auggestions. they are
both given effect In order that both of
the question under discussion may be
dealt with at the same time.
"If this proposal proves acceptable
to the Imperial German government, it
would be necessary also to determine
whether, under the arbitral award, the
Imperial uerman government shall gov
ern Its naval operations In accordance
with Ita own Interpretation, or In ac
cordanr with th Interpretation main
tained by the United States, aa to obit
gallons Imposed by their treaty etlpu
latlona. and th Government of the
Unltetd States would be glad to hav
an expression of th views of th Im
perial German government on this
REAL FIGHTERS ARE SEEN
Continued From First Psse.
which la so very common at borne and
so good for young boys.
Already the French have followed th
English In their love of sports and all
over Franc you find th school chil
dren learning lo play games of which
they had only dimly heard the names.
A man who used to live ber 20 years
sgo said that It waa noticeable to aee
the actual Increase In stature that com
pulsory military service hsd brought
about. He said that' uniformly th
men were two to three Inches taller
and about 40 pounds heavier. v
Ha holds that without compulsory
service the race degenerates physically
as well aa morally, and elaborating on
bis theory say that to ciUssag of tb
tlon, threw In a word, to be reasonably
and courteously answered. But there
was one man "our neurasthenic," as
Herve tails him who had been throw.
ing out pesslmtstlo remarks for some
"O dear. O dear." h finally sighed,
"when Is it all going to finish?"
Whereas the officers would have
willingly discussed the remark with
soldier, they have a particular aversion
to the question from the mouth of a
civilian of military age. One of the
officers turned to him sweetly and said
"You know, I came away In such i
hurry I forgot to ask Joffre. But If
you want to write hlra a little note I'll
be glad to hand It to him."
They say that the men are not at all
loath to go back again. I can't believe
it myself. But I heard two women talk
ing In a grocery store yesterday, and
one said to the other:
"So your husband goes back tomor
row?" "Alas, yes."
Men "Selfishly" Want to Return.
"It must be awfully hard fpr' him to
go back there."
"My dear woman, don't talk about
that to me! He tries to hide his content
at going back from me so as not to
pain me. But I see very well how
things are with him. O, people are
right when they say men are selfish.
They only think of the things which
I laughed to myaelf to think of any
man's being called selfish for wanting
to go back to the trenches, and It may
be that the sharp noaeand hatchet chin
and rasping voice of his wife may have
had something to do with it.
But altogether the new system seems
to be having splendid results. Some of
the men are getting even longer rests
than those allowed them.
The husband of one of my friends
said he was going to Bordeaux to see
his family. Now, since they are atiowea
four davs. exclusive of travel, he got
seven days In all and epent it all only
a few miles out side of Paris.
Not fair, you say? xou know tna oia
adage about love and war and this
ROAD REGEIVER NAMED
COURT PUTS GOULD LINES IJt
CARE OF THEIR PRESIDENT.
R M. GRAY
Washington and West Park
WASHINGTON DOUBTS MONARCHY
AND PREDICTS FAILURE.
Enemies of President Believed to Be
Strong, and Japan Asralaat Any
Movement for Throne.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. Pekin dis
patches disclosing the probability that
President Yuan Shi Kal will proclaim
himself Emperor of China have pre
pared offlclala here for agitation of
that project by a society of Chinese
nnmhUN hut ao far there has been no
official report from the American Le
gation. State Department officials are
inclined to view the movement as In
the elementary stages, with the prob
ability strong against a rapid develop
ment of the monarchical tenaency.
The reason for their belief lies in
the great numerical strength and ac
tivity of the extreme republican ele-.
ment In China. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, the
Urat provisional President of China,
now in exile, Is known to have much
influence with his own party at home
and is receiving -support, morally ana
financially, from thousands 01 t-ninese
In the United States.
Rom. officials here suspect that the
new movement really has been engi
neered by enemies of Yuan Shi KaU
Japan's attitude toward a monarchy
probably would be adverse.
Should the new movement cqquuuv
to develoo. officials here believe there
would be little ground for interference
by the United States.
AMERICAN TANKER FREED
British and taken to Kirkwall, has
been released with her cargo, the State
Department tnday was advised.
The American cotton ship Pass of
Balmaha. captured by a German sub
marine with a British prize crew on
board, has been unloaded and sent
to the prize court at Hamburg. On
receipt of this news today the State
Department instructed Ambassador
Gerard to ask the Intention of Ger
man government in regard to the
Germans Unload Cotton snip
Send Her to Prize Court.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. The Amer
ican tanker Petrolite. seised py me
Missouri Pacific aad Iron Mountain Re
organisation May Take Place Under
Protection f Court,
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17. Benjamin F.
Bush, president and chairman of the
board of directors of the Missouri Pa
cific and of the St. Louis Irou Mountain
and Southern Railways, was appointed
sole receiver of the two lines by Cir
cuit Judge Adams, at. YN'oodstock, Vt,
Edward J. White, general solicitor of
the-Missouri Pacific system, was ap
pointed counsel to th receiver, and
Georg C. Hitchcock, a St. Louis at
torney, waa appointed master.
It developed that th receivership
proceedings wer agreed to because of
th refusal of som of the security
holders to agree to the re-organlzatlon
plan recently announced. It la hoped,
under the Federal Court, to bring about
a re-organlzatlon. the properties mean
while being conserved under the ad
ministration of a single receiver.
President Bush Is also president of
th Denver A Rio Grande and president
of th Western Pacific, now In the
hands of a receiver. The two roads
form, with the Missouri Pacific, the
so-called Gould transcontinental sys
tem, and constitute a through line from
St. Louis to San Francisco.
Today Last Time
1 1 A.M.-1 1 P.M.- lOc
Thursday THE WOMAN
MOTHER HEART IS TOUCHED
Woman With 17 Children Would
' Care for Two Others.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 13. "Never
whip a child. If It doesn't behave, put
it to bed." This is the advice of Mrs.
John Dill, who is the mother of 21
children, 17 of whom are living. In ad
dition to rearing her own eight sons
and nine daughters, she Is helping care
for two grandchildren. Now she offers
to take two little girls who are at
the detention home in this city. "I
thought if they had to be separated, I
could prevent it by taking them and
caring for them here with my children,"
Mrs. Dill is 47 years old. All her
children have a common school educa
tion. Of those over 21 one is the pro
prietor of a barber shop, another is a
lineman, arid a third works for th
Pullman Company, One of the daugh
ters is married. The father of the
family is a laborer employed by the
Oregon City May Pave) Store.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Aug. 17. (Spe
cial.) A special meeting of the City
Council will be called soon by Mayor
Jones to consider the paving of Third,
Fourth. Fifth. Sixth, Eighth. Ninth and
Eleventh streets, from Main street to
the Southern Pacific tracks, with as
phaltio concrete. Main, Tenth and
Seventh streets are now being im
proved, or will be paved soon.
Elmer Scott Dies at Wheatland.
WHEATLAND. Or.. Aug. 17. (Spe
cial.) Elmer tcott died near here
recently. He was unconscious most of
the period of his Illness. Word from
relatlTss Is awaited.
Ninth Annual Factory Shoe
Sale, Friday, Aug. 20. .
WRIGHTS BIG SHOE
CLOSED WED. AND TrTURS.
Apply After 11 A.M.
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