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TU13 MORNING OREGONTAN. FRIDAY. AUGUST SO, 1915.
FOR DISASTER NEWS ;
No Advance Rumor Heard and
Surprise of New York Of
., ficials Is Complete.
at market value th entire cotton cropl
end half. If not all. of the tobacco and I
wheat crops, and conservatively to
Justify fta expansion of credit of tw
or thro billion dollars.
A s tat .merit lud by the Controller
referred to th prospect for unusual
imudj for funde. particularly In th.
vent cotton should be declared coo-
traband by the European belligerent.
and declared a aurrer of the National
and reaerre banks was dlatlnctlr en
Never before. Mr. William said, had
the banka been ao strong- and thor
oughly prepared to handle any prob
lem that mlsht bo preaented to them.
DETAILS COME SLOWLY
f InLIn; I Tteportrd Before News of
fralllng I Hmlud and It
la Lona; Before- ames of
rassenf rra Arc Knows.
SUBMARINES ADD TO LIST
Three Britons, One Norwegian Soak,
In Addition to Arabic
IX.VDOX. Aug. 1 Three British
steamers and one Norwegian steamer
In addition to the White Star liner At a
bio were reported today as havlne; been
sunk by Oerman submarines. The Brlt
ona were the Dvnitcr. aoes tors: Ser-
blno. I30S tons, and Grodno. 1S tons
The Norwegian waa the Maada, 101
The Dunsley waa In the vicinity of
the Arable when the latter was torpe
FACT ABOtT AH ABIC ASD
HER RFI K1T S ARROW
The Arabic' tonnage la l$.il
(Toe and 1 .! 2 net. she Is
feet loos. i fel beam and T
f.et la depth. She waa built In
riIf.t la 1)41 by liariand it
On her lat eastward tKr tie
Araole arrived in Liverpool on
Aucust from New Tor.
following the receipt of a
caMrcram announcing her safe
arrival, the bur.au of combus
tible of New York City, allowed
the fact to become known that
two atlcks of dynamite bad been
discovered on board on July II.
the aiaht before aha aalled from
Once before i!nr the bet-In- t
nine of the war. the Arabic had
from London on March 17 eatd
the steamer had been pursued ty
a German submarine In tho Irish
a on the voyage which ended
on that dar.
The Arable has been ottltaed
recently to carry war munitions
to ir.at Britain.
Faatn.t, off which aba was
tarpedoed. Is miles east of
where th Lusltanla was suck.
WASHINGTON IS SHOCKED
(Centtnoed From First pas..)
NEW YORK. Ao. 1 The White
Fur Line received word at J IS o'clock
today, from Its Urerpool office, that
tr. ltner Arabic had been aunk by
Oermsn submarine at :1S o'clock off
the .tooth Co-t of Ireland. rrass
f.ljDatihea from London bad told of
tr. sinking an hour earlier.
Almost at th same moment that the
e.o.e. wrr tellies of : be sinking, in
line retvd a m from London
announcing that tha vessel bed sailed
from Liverpool yesterday. This was
followed In a few minutes by another
me., eat ins- that the steam hrd
aboard US cabin paseenrrra and I
the stra. Tor aesr y an hour fill
wa in only Information that th line
could (in to the hondreda of Inquir
ers wio be.ieaed the office for news.
In person and by telephone.
lory Reveal) Pteeeeaeal.
Then the story nam through, a few
words at a time. Fifteen boatloads
f survivor., an earty dispatch said.
ea their way to Qje.ostown.
NNearly four hours after th first
iuil a rablesram wa received say
ing t '.at 17 survivors had been landed
at Ou.en.town. that only it sire to be
-counted frr an.1 that the captain of
te liner. Will Finch, of the Royal
Naw Reserve. traphd that hia
and la th face al - of constant relt
eratlons In German quarters hers that
In th future passenger vessels would
be given due warning. The Incident
therefore caused widespread surprise,
especially since the ship waa bound
for th Co I ted States and had no con
traband. In some quarters there was
a disposition to think the German sub
marine commander might have exceed
d bis orders or made a mistake.
Th general Immunity which passe n
er liners of belligerent flans carrying
Americana seemed to have enjoyed id
the last few weeks had developed
feeling of confidence that th German
government would avoid any Incident
that miicht Intensify feel ins; in tne
United Mtates and brine the relations
of th two countries nearer the break
Ins; point. For this reason th view
point of th German Foreign Offlo la
rrealdeat Startled by New.
President Wilson was startled by the
news. He spent th entire afternoon
and evening trying to get detailed In
formation. Though obviously worried.
he took the position that Judgment
should be withheld until official de
tail wer received.
The President was preparing to go
golfing when word of the sinking of
th steamer reached him. le imroe
dlately abandoned his plana and re
mained In hie office the remainder of
the day and evening, receiving reports
fast as they came In.
The decision of th I'nlted States to
refuse all claims for life or property
ost aboard ships torpedoed with due
warning was made clear today when
It became known that a claim In th
case of John Wall, a muleteer killed
when the Armenian was sunk, would
not be taken up by the Stat Depart
ment. The department holda that there
can be no legal claim In cases like the
Armenian, wfaer ampl warning was
given and the ship refused to obey even
when subjected to shell fire.
STEAMER ARABIC IS SUNK
nlntjel Krw-ri rtrrt
LISTS OF AMERICAN
21th chapter of Matthew had been ac
curately fulfilled op to the present
time, and that this present generation
wlil witness Its complete fulfillment
and the return of the Lord to the earth.
Tonight Evangelist SL. John will con
tinue thla same thought, speaking on
the subject, "Distress of Nations With
American Vice-Consul Cables
Names of 16, but Other
Details Are Lacking.
ALL BOATS PICKED UP
JITNEY HIT, TWO HURT
Streetcar and Auto Collide
tempt to Pass.
Excellent Discipline Reported to
Have Prevailed on Board Ves
sel, Torpedoed Without Warn
ing, Sinks Quickly.
HAKES OF AMERICAN RE
PORTED IN ARABICS
NEW YORK. Aug. 19. The
White Star line gave out tonight
a list cabled from Liverpool con
taining the names of the follow
ing cabin paasengers sailing on
the Arabic, all of whom are Amer
icana: Miss Josephins la Brug-ulere,
Mr. and Mrs. Burgess.
Mr. and Mrs. James Calm on.
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. A. Collins.
Mr. and Mrs. Dellah Covington.
Rev. Dr. E. A. McAllister.
Leopold P. Moore.
A. Hulme Mebeker.
Jamea M. Rowley.
W. E. Rarasdell.
Miss F. E. Shrirapton.
American passengers in th
steward and the third-class steward.
Third Engineer Lugon is among the
One of the cassenffers on board was
Kenneth Douglas, well-known gUl'''
WASHINGTON. Aug. 1. Vlee-Consul
Thompson, at Queenstowu. cabled the
Stat Department tonight the names
of 1 American survivors of the Arable.
He aald there waa no authentlo Infor
mation yet aa to whether any or how
many wer lost.
According to survivors, th Vice-
Consul's message said, th ship was
torpedoed without warning and sank In
II minute. Excellent discipline pre
vailed. -1 boats wer lowered and ap
parently all except those that were
empty wer picked up by rescue ves
Following is th Vice-consuls list
of American aurvlvors: A. Hulme Nebe-
ker. Logan, L'tah: James Houlihan.
hlladelphla: Thomas r-lmore, New
York; George A. McAllister. Chambera-
urg. Pa.: James T. Kowley, Chicago:
Mr. and Mrs. Covington. New York and
London: Louis Brugulere. New York:
John Olsen. San Francisco; Mr. and
Mrs. Phillip Collier. Buffalo; Miss Sadie
hrlmpton. Syracuse; Claud Mc Hoodie,
Schenectady. N. Y.; John Nolan. John
Olschewakt, Christopher McTamley.
NEW YORK. Aug. 1. The first list
of survivors of the Arabic was received
J. 8. Pierson. 1331 Denver avenue,
jitney driver, waa probably fatally in
jured, and A. Guldner. 710 Belmont
street, employes of th Spokane. Port
land Seattle Railway, received seri
ous scalp wounds when the jitney in
which they were riding was struck by
Kenton streetcar No. Hi at Killings
worth and Albina avenues about t
o'clock last nl; ht.CC Krueger was
motorman on the streetcar which struck
the jitney, and L. E. Barrett, conductor.
Pierson waa said to have been driv
ing hia machine at a lively rate and
attempted to cross th track In front of
the etreetcar. His automobile was
caught just behind the windshield. Mr.
Guldner was the only passenger la the
jitney at toe time of the accident.
Pierson received a serious blow on
the head and it Is believed that his
skull was fractured. Guldner's wounds
are not believed to be serious. He is 36
years of age. Both men were taken
with all possible hast to the hospital
Pierson being taken to tha Good
Samaritan Hospital and Guldner to the
St. Vincents Hospital.
J. J. Murphy, a patrolman, who wit
nessed the accident, said that the
streetcar stopped within 25 feet of the
place where the automobile was struct
The streetcar was filled with passen
gers at the time.
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WASHINGTON AT PARK STREET
Week Beginning Sunday, Aug. 22
LOST PAIR FINALLY SAFE
John Day Couple Reach Home in
BAKER. Or, Aug. 19. (Special.)
Just able to reach nome after being
lost in th mountains of Grant County
four days. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Word
have returned to John Day. and are
recovering from their experiences. They
left Saturday to be ready for the open
ing of the deer season, and. not being
familiar with the country, soon strayed
from their horse and buggy. They were
without food or bedding for two days,
until they reached a aheepherder's
camp, where they remained until able
to continue their search lor home.
Both were In serious condition when
they reached home, especially Mrs.
GRAIN BAGS JUST IN TIME
5000 Received at Baker as Bins
Start to Rise.
BAKER. Or, Aug. IS. (Special)
Because of the delay in shipping.
caused by the war. Baker County
ranchera barely escaped a disastrous
grain sack shortage just as tha thresh
ing season was on. Nearly 30,000 sacks
had been ordered early from Calcutta
Farmers were preparing to construct
temporary bins and wheat was Oiling
every available receptacle when 6000
sacks arrived today. Nearly 25,000 are
expected to arrive Tuesday.
Ex-State Representative McKlnney
hastened to distribute them to the
actor. Mr. Douglas was on the Lu
sitania when she was sent to the bot
tom. His rood luck followed him to
rn wa torpedo i without warning I day for he is among the survivors.
an.i sunk In II minute
Al o'rlok th lln hd th nam
ft only on.urvior. Mr. r I-orriroer.
ef Can.rl. a on-in-taw of the Cana
dian mnrtt.r of marine.
War-ttm crcy rlnak. all aallinss
from British porta until th v.l are
well on their war out of the German
war vene. iiteamera s'lp In and out
ef B-ttt port. unheralded. with
7irk.-id 1:kM and shrouded portholes,
and steam af top pd throush the
war lore, with boat swung out In
momentary readiness lor a death
stevetvev Cable f !w.
r. A. !. Fr-vnktln. receiver of th
tn'ern ittonet Mercantile Mrtn romp,
snv. hi-h opratee the White Star
Un. cabled the Liverpool agents of
the lin. a.klng that all possible speed
be ed In frwarrtn tn namea of
pajsTCer to New York. I'ntll the re
ceipt rf the ps-n.rr list the offi
cials of the lln wr In possrxloa of
en'y cnepnr' nam. Mr. D
Lorrtmer of Canada.
In another m Mr. Franklin
aked the Liverpool acenta to send at
ere. the name, of AmerWaln aboard.
Th liner apparently was unprepared
f-r of the slnkinc of the Arabic.
Within th pajt tire month there
have been Instance., notably thoe of
IB A-lrtatlc. the B:lc. the Transyl
vania, when the New York asents of
in trans- AtUntlc lines have spent
manv ten moment, a. their ves.el.
rteared th war son, widespread but
erroneous rumors were In circulation
that G-rrran submarines had restroyed
th vcjIs or wer lying In -wait for
them eff th trlh coaet. There was
Y! , alvsne rumor concerning th
Anblr's fate. It w.a not even known
rfflrl;!v her that she bad laft Liver
pel until after the word came that
she bad bevn sunk and nn passenser
list had been prepared here for publi
cation The Arabic was one of the Urge.t of
tie few British vessels remaining In
the trns-At ntlc service. tn her re
cent trip she ha. carried far fewer
r- sincere, especially Americana, than
In time, of peace. When sh sailed
from thl. port Jo!y J, she was
ehieMe.1 t far as pos.ible aclnt
rinftr w hcfcimlaht destroy th steer
ing gear bv bc of sand plied high
Seaaatloa Taaaed la t-aoa.
When th new of the sinking of the
Arable reached London, late today. It
caused a tremendous sensation. The
first reports aald that It waa feared
large number of the passengera had
been lost. Keassurtng news came short
lv by wireless, however. It waa to the
effect that some IS or 1 boats and life
rafta bad left th steamer and been
picked up and wer being towed Into
Queenstown. Later private televrams
brousht the news from most of the
Passengers that they were safe, al
though aom of them were Injured.
Captain Finch was formerly In the
rarifie Mall service, but for some years
haa been In command of the Arabic
The steamer Is the largest yet sunk by
the ;rnian. with the exception of the
Feopl sa tied eat vb.r th cream it
talncd the namea of nine American sur
vivors among cabin paasengers aa fol
lowa: Fred Burgess, Mr. and Mrs. James Cal
mon, Mr. and Mrs. I". W. A. Collins.
John Nolan. Trenton. N. J., and Mrs.
F. E. Shrtmpton.
A second list of survivors contained
the names of five Americans as fol
lows: Mrs. Fred Burgess. Louis Bru
gulere. Mr. and airs. Zellab, M. Cov
ington and A. Hulme Nrbeker.
Cable advices tonight from London
gave the names of Frederic Martin, of
Wtnston-Salem. N. C and John F. Day
aa among the American survivors of
tha Arabic. The passenger list Issued
by the While Star Lln did not men
tion Martin and Day aa Americans.
' Coming ot Christ Predicted.
"The Flams of the Times, and the
Second Coming of Christ" waa th
subject of the sermon by Evangelist
Philip C. Hayward at the tent taber
nacle at Thirteenth and Morrison
streeta last night. He declared that
the prophecy of the Savior In the
CROPS LOST DURING CIRCUS
Outbuildings and Machinery Burn
In Absence of Clarke Farmer.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Aug. 19. (Spe
cial.) While Frits Bohllng and family
were attending a circus here this after
noon, the entire crop of hay and grain,
barn, sheds, machinery and outbuild
ings, on his 160-acre farm near lleis
son. burned to the ground. Neighbors
succeeded in saving the Bohllng resi
dence. It Is said the Insurance was small
and the loss heavy.
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SUBMARINES SHOW FLAGS
Germans Make OTflclal Denial of
Concealment of Nationality.
BERLIN, by wireless to Tuckerton.
N. J., Aug. 19. Among the Items given
out today for transmission by the
Overseas News Agency was the following:
"The sssertlon printed In foreign
THE WONDERFUL MME.
NEW SONGS EVERY DAY
Matinee?, 10 cents. Evenings and Sundays, 10 cents and 13 cents. Loge Seats 25 cents.
newspapers that German submarines
carry no flag is officially declared an
error. The underwater craft, it is said,
hoist a battle flag during- the com
mission of every warlike act above
water, as while stopping, searching and
sinking enemy or neutral ships carry
"For military reasons submarines
are not numbered. The charge that
this makes it difficult to establish the
nationality of the ' craft is declared
senseless, because the boats always
show their flag. The government has
received regularly full official reports
WHITE STAR LINER, CARRYING AMERICANS, WH ICH WAS DESTROYED BY GERMAN SUBMARINE.
about submarine activity, these to serve
as a basis on which to adjudicate
damago claims by neutrals."
TEXAS MARKET IS SOUGHT
Clarke tnnnlt I'otalo 1. rower la
pert to Ship Sua til.
VA.NOOITFR. Was"!.. Aug !. Jpe-
r': Texas will aiford a good mar
ket for Clark County potato for te
neat several week, according to Oor
24nntt of th potato commltt of J
t.t Vancouver Commercial Club, who j
has been la too- h with potato buers
during tne past few cays.
Tse Southern market will set thai
grower not 1 than cent per bun-I
dredweicM. provtdirg t.1 crop la ma-I
turd enough t mov. and It I b-1
Hv4 it will be. Tere I a large crop
raoorted la Idaho, but It I aoi o far
adtae-ed. so whi. f-e crop ther is
msturtsg tar probsh.y .11 b sev
eral carloaJs ehippd to Tesaa from
BANKS WELL FORTIFIED
I'-ipa a.Kia of Credit by Te or
Threw It 111 low Held) Jatlflrd.
WASHINGTON. Aug. I. Controller
f th Currency Wlliiassa announced to
day tlat th pretanl snmployd lnd-tna-
eapacltr of National hacks aad rosea-
beaks wa sufficient to tisane
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The allies are being supplied by
American engineering firms with large
quantities of mechanical transport. A
considerable portion of this is of the
type in which all four wheels are
available for traction and braking.
The advantages of this type for war
conditions are obvious. Not only can
these machines operate successfully on
broken and yielding ground, but they
can take inclines which would be im
possible for -mechanical transport of
the ordinary type with rear-wheei
drive and front-wheel steering. These
machines have proved to be very serv
icable on irsuddy and broken down
roads, such as are encountered in
Flanders and in Poland.
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cooling and soothing. SOc All dniesista
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