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THE MOTtNIXG OKEGOXIAX. MONDAY. AUGUST 23, 1915.
ARABIC POLICY NOW
WE EWE WITH US THIS HORNING
DEPENDSQN GERARD i
Ambassador's Report Will De
termine Whether Sinking
PRESIDENT REMAINS SILENT
VimM of Diplomatic Relation
3 1- - -
Ptaraawrd Most Probable
Slrp If ct la Derided to
Have IVea Deliberate.
K"A5HtVGTrV. Aui. 22. Judgment
till la suspended by the I'nlted States
Oovernmeot on the torpedoing of the
liner Arabic, with m loaa of two Air.rr-
Until official Information oa which
to base the courx to b pursued ar
rlvee there wi;I b no statement of trio
eovernment a position, and high offl
rials will sot dljcuti tha subject.
Both President W'l.Mn tod SwrtUrf
l-B.ln war silent today, tho latter
dismissing Interviewers with a nega
tlve inawir when asked whether any
additional reports had been received
from Ambassador face.
Krr la HrM by Crrara.
It was understood tonight that th
all-Important report awaited before tha
I atted Statee determines whether Ger
mafiT hi committed a "deliberately
unfriendly act" la expected from Am
baadr Gerard at llerlln. Cabled
etatementa of American eurvlvora ap
prntly ha left no doubt that tha
Arablr. with Americana on bo-trd.
torpedoed without warning. The quei
tnn now la whether ilermsnr wt'l aet
no the contention that trie maneuver
ing of the ship Jut before she waa
attacked led tha submarine commander
i" tna sunmarine commander fO I fl 1 1 I Tl fl 1 1 llflT III
nladd7tlo"io,.ucrT brief Inform.- U LU I U 1 1 tt I I U fl 1 1 (J I 111
Hon as bo baa cabled. Ambassador
l"e la aald lo have mailed a Ions re
port. Including affidavits of tha Amerl
TlaVat AvaMe DUeaealea.
President il.on remained at th
vt bite II u. lodar only lone tnouch
to eat b.s meal. He showed a desire
l cat away from Me ueual surround
inse and to avoid dtacuenlon of tha
sinktnc of tha Arabic. In tho mornlna
ha attended church and heard the
rlera-vrcan pray that divine guldan
b given him In the present crisis.
Tha President will decide tomorrow
whether a i'Mnri meeting will be
called fr T'je.day. but tonlcht It
seemed Improvable that tha Cabinet
memers would be summoned before
final report of the Arabic disaster
h'veran.e of diplomatic relations
with tiermeny 1. bring generally dl
cinsed a. the step that would follow
determination tnat the sinktnc of the
Ara'i- wsa H-h Seratelr unfriendly to
the I'nlted Sutn Whether such an
action would to taken without first
commune longreee la a mailer of
Miss Strachan's Friends Said
to Oppose Her Quitting.
LETTER HAS GONE ASTRAY
Defeated Candidate for President
of National Education Aaaorla-
lion Saya, However, She
Will Write Another. '
SALT IS NOT CONTRABAND
.Il.e- rind It l.vprtllrnl . lo Ignore
alt bjr an M ctntom l rartid i
C'ntron.. of war. yet to the prrn
ronf li-t tl ta ffinl r lntrt of
trim Btti t ronmtlrr tt x and thr
b thrtw bfB an ffori to prevent
in rrrorfmn of thta rrt of th
Th Putvh f!rtrrt- unm lartT quan-t(ti--
of ..t. mil of whu-h l lrrport?L
X"?;n fnilancj lnt.td on the !ttr
of th lw renlm th Importa-
lion, fioiiana i ot-tta?! to buy from
rrrranr and Aontrt.. wtitrh hare
lr. turr'u. It la urc-M that th
i;rn an atc Industry Is thu aaisted
br Knelt!, detontti'n of alt-laden
i'fnrri b.iurij for IItard.
for,ow7r t mor- salt U rstrarfrd
from lirrn-an rrtna tha mnrt potaah t
prduvrd. ard ihi rtrrMrjr con
Pt.ttjrr.t tn tha tnanufaetur of crrtatn
ARRAS LOSSES ESTIMATED
CirTnan l '-Mi mate Ornch C.aailtir
I Nrrlj HO, 000.
FKKI.IN. Auit. 4. To (iuc as nrarTy
forr.vty a ptt tha tur of
thtr pppnnt tn tha rt. tha Urr
lr.an off;cra h t-n tndut&rinir In
frjthn;atu. fca qutloni th pris
oner of war clsly. and h. ? hrpt
rr;u watcn of i n a men w Ho fcivf
Th Krnrh a. or, during th ncht
In t Arras, t licmum think, hava
l.t rc to SMt) rcrn In t tattlra
thtr Thla .ttm: of curt Includes
d-ed. taound--d and captured- The ioea
ar apporttora'l as fo.-nws:
rrrpa Ma tUl"rr Vft
ffV 13 '' r.ir:.-a.f-iH a.it
Tr l nr!.jr.f4 .... .
T-rt Xi.-- Ki:: t.t;a .... aVin-
r'T-f, . . . .. i' T'tat 7...iuv
fa if. f ;rt . .. t:.''
RIVER BEACHES ATTRACT
llKaan. IjiJo) Oatlnc on lla;dcn
l.Und In Colombia.
V ANTVKil. WilL Auc. ! ISpe
r.si ver-l thoueard persons from
tor:.sr4 an.l VAn-ouver today enjoyed
an iutin on t.-.e several beares OB
If tyd'n le and. Ji:t acrora the Co:umta
l;.ir frum Vine iir JlorTTe started
out t ere u.t r. sht. p;tch-d Cjkrrp and
rrrurned :ate toriicht.
Trere wero hunvlred. more on the
wsv cit! this mortiix snd ty noon
more I' to l'H had arrived to play in
trie sir.d snd (..-.. In tfia water of
T"icr. u an Ij'jul at the head of
Col'ar:t:s 1:f. ar.4 to reach t.iia one
must e.tcr wade or be ferried acrcee
In a bct. v. e rran In a boat by 1
A. M had co .cctcd lie In far's of
Cv. c.rts each.
OAKLAND. CaL. An. SZ. Tha teach
ers attending- the annual convention of
tha .National Education Association
era mystmcd today by tha failure of
Miss ;race C. Mrarhaoe reatcnatlon
from the orcanlzatlnn to reach tho aec
retary. Purand W. Sprlnrer.
34. s Kirachan says her resicnatlnn.
dated Aucust 1. was mailed. Mr.
rrtncer says he had not received it.
He suggests that possibly ona of Miss
Strachan's friends Is withholding It In
effort to persuada her to remain In tha
Nona of 3lisa Strachan's follow era haa
expressed any Intention of following
her In her withdrawal from tha asso
ciation. Ilfforta. on the other hand, are
beins; mada to have her withdraw her
resignation. They express the belief
that she would have a pood chanca of
ecurtns the presidency of the conven
tion In .New lork next year.
David Marr Jordan, chancellor of
Stanford I'niverstty and president of
trie association, said:
"There Isn't any upheaval In the as
sociation: not even a ripple."
SAX FRANCISCO. Aua. 12 Miss
Grace Strachan. who came to San Fran
cisco after her resicnatlnn. announced
tonlcht tnat. havlnc learned today that
her rrslKnatlon from the National Kd-
ucation Association had not reached
Secretary D. W. Sprlnrer. she had writ
ten and mailed a second one.
This talk about my frlcnls holding
back the resignation to Influence me
to change my mind la nonsense. she
for articles that chance ownership for
shipment from the fair grounds. If
anli lee have not changed ownership
tho freight charges will be refunded
for their return to originating points.
The Oregon-Washington Railroad A
Navigation Company, tho Northern Pa
cific Hallway Company ud the Great
Northern Railway Company will charge
for delivering exhibit but will re
turn thoae that do oi chance owner'
ship, to originating points.
T bese rallroada will refund freight
charges on shipments of fruit, grain.
vegetables, etc., upon the Issuance by
Secretary Jones of certificates that
they have been rendered unsalable and
are useless, or have been retained by
All returns must be made within
five days after the close of the fair
over the Southern Pacific lines, and
within 10 days over the other railroads.
Free transportation Is offered by the
rallroada to aid the State Fair.
MEDICINE ACQ. I ITS ITJKLF WELL
If F.lR0m.l WAR.
IESSEL USED AS SHIELD
MBVt.tRINt: IMDIC BEHIND Dl.NS-
I.KV TO MNK ARABIC.
arvivora ay Attacker. Match Waa
Al.ag.tae First Vletlas, Bore Xa
UVKnrOOI. Auc. I According to
survivors ot the et earner runsley. tor
pedoed by a Herman submarine Just
before the White ttar liner Arabic
link, the underwater craft hid behtnd
the Punsley'e sunken hulk In wait for
the larger vessel. The survivors de
clare they had been ordered off their
shtp arid were in lifeboats when tha
submarine concealed herself from tha
It Is said that when the liner cam
cto.e enough to make an attack nos-
inie. ine suoma-ine submerced. went
around trie Punsley'a stern and.
sun.hed If ratal torpedo. Survivors
sy tnst the German host, which came
up alongside tha I'unstey. bora no number.
No previous definite statement as to
ha fate of the Uunsley has coma from
lonrton It was announced that she
had been topedoed. but It had not been
known whether she succeeded In reach
port with her paseencers.
Typhoid Held Well la Check and
PaeamoBla aad Haeumallsm Less
C.atm.a Tha a pec ted.
LONDON. Aug. . "On the whole, at
the end of the first year of the war,
medicine la found to have acquitted
Itself well." says the Lancet "There
haa been an absence of epidemic sick
ness, and there has been no catas
trophe from ssnttnry faults. On the
principle that lives saved are lives
gained, the efficiency of the medical
service has meant a gain of many Uvea
to the belligerent armies.
"In France the care of the wounded
behind the lines has etesdlly Improved
snd the experience which has been
cuneil of unfamiliar diseases and con
ditions, such as tetanus and gas gan
grene, will be of the greatest value In
the future. There have been several
epidemics of typhoid, but neither In
the English. French nor Belgian ranks
was the disease ever allowed to make
grave headway. During the Winter
there waa much suffering from ex
posure, but the chief cause of dis
ability was trench foot' There was
less pneumonia and rheumatism than
'Concerning the Russian medical
service, the Information Is most sat
isfactory, though some apprehension
was at first felt about IL The dif
ficulty was not the personnel, but the
distances. The devotion of voluntary
effort and of civilian medical men
have overridden the difficulties.
"The story of Serbia Is a triumph
of preventive medicine, and the United
States and England between them may
lay claim to toe credit. None of the
stories of the terrible plight of the
Serbians from typhus exaggerates the
state of things, but the grip of the
disease has been made to relax, and
the medical outlook Is hopeful."
TRADE IS WATCHED
America Plans to Obtain Its
Share of China's Business.
i:ii ra3C -
You are cordially invited to visit our
theater at the Panama-Pacific Interna
tional Exposition, occupy a comfortable
chair, equipped with an individual tele
phone, and listen to the conversations
and music over the Transcontinental Tele
phone Line from New York. See the
motion pictures illustrating the Progress
of Telephony an intensely interesting
Demonstrations Daily (except Sunday)
11:00 A. M., 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 P. M.
PALACE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Panama-Pacific International Exposition
IKE PACIFIC TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
GENERAL PLAN APPROVED wr'ht
some time. Is nearly completed. This
warehouse, which is one of the largest
railroad warehouses in this section, is
150 by 70 feet It Is to be used for
grain, hay and hops, and has been
leased for three years by John R. Cart'
Policy Is Steadfastly Against Com
mercial Politics, bat Desire Is
Strong to Develop Impor
tant Vested Interests.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 12. An aggres
sive campaign to procure for American
business a share In the development of
tha enormous resources of China has
been planned by the Departments of
State and Commerce.
The plan contemplates the develop-
China that will Insure the United States ARTILLERY BUSY IN WEST
fair share of that country's foreign
OLD COPPER IS VALUABLE
Germany Pays $1000 a Ton for Ar
ticles of Use In War.
BERLIN, Aug. 4. More than 1000 a
ton Is now being paid by the German
government to householders and others
who bring copper objects to the metal
collecting depots. This compares with
a price of .360 a ton recently quoted on
the London market for copper In duijc.
The prices fixed lor the various
metals which the government has
asked citizens to contribute, are as fol
lows: Copper, tl a kilo (2 1-5 pounds);
brass. TS cents; nickel, $3.75.
FORD WILL OPPOSE WAR
LIFE WORK TO BE TO COM.
trade and be powerful enough to take
care of itself in the complicated polit
ical and commercial situation there.
Bares Begins Work.
The scheme was developed by Paul
S. Reinsert, Minister to China; Julian
H. Arnold, commercial attache at Pe-
kin. and Dr. E. E. Pratt, chief of the
bureau of foreign and domestic com
merce.' Mr. Reinsch brought to Wash
ington a programme framed by himself
and Mr. Arnold, which was submitted
to Dr. Pratt, Secretary Lansing and
other officials. It was generally in
dorsed and the bureau of foreign and
domestic commerce already has begun
work along the lines sue seated. Mr.
Arnold will return to the United States
this Winter and tour the country to
obtain capital for Investment in China
State Department officials have been
watching commercial conditions in
China aince the recent granting of ex
tensive special privileges demanded by
Commercial Politics Avoided.
No political steps have been taken to
procure concessions or privileges for
Americans, however, and the policy of
the Government haa been steadfastly
against commercial politics, such as
other nations have employed in China.
The plan now proposed is expected to
develop an international condition
there which would be powerful enough
to meet the competition of other na
Dr. Pratt pointed out today that
American capital was piling up as a
result of the European war, and that
vast sums of Idle money are available
Guns, Bombs and Grenades Used in
PARIS. Aug. 22. Today's official re
ports of the fighting in the west say
that there has been fighting of excep
tional violence with artillery, bombs
and grenades at many points, but with
few infantry engagements.
Hand grenade fighting is particularly
active tn the "labyrinth." The artil
lery duel is spirited in Artois. Sim
ilar conditions exist in the Vosges and
MOTHER THOUGHT NOT TO HAVE
STOPPED MUXITIOXS WORK.
Mrs. Harriman Takes No Part in Man
agement of Company's Affalra and
la Decidedly Not Pro-German.
NEW YORK. Aug. 22. (Special.)
W. AverKl Harriman, son of Mrs. E.
H. Harriman. said today he did not be
lieve it was true that his mother, as
owner of the McKeen Motors Company,
of Omaha, had ordered negotiations for
a large war order discontinued.
The dispatch said that the -order was
for shrapnel for one of the European
belligerents and was sufficiently lar;
to keep the company's factory working
at full capacity for two years. Nego
tiations had been concluded up to the
point of signing the contracts, but Mrs.
Harriman's actions prevented the final
step, according .to the dispaich.-
Mrs. Harriman is now en route East
from San Francisco, but her son said
over the long distance telephone from
Lenox, Mass., that while he did not
know definitely that his mother did
not break off negotiations he believed
it so improbable that be was willing
to brand it as untrue.
My mother takes no active part in
the management of that company,"
he said. "The officers do not confer
with her about contracts, they are not
her representatives and none of the di
rectors represent her. If such a con
tract were pending I do not believe she
would know about it."
The story, if true, would indicate
that either Mrs. Harriman was pro
German or that she had moral scruples
against her company's making war
munitions. From sources other than Mr.
Harriman it was learned tnat Mrs. Har
riman is decidedly nor pro-German.
W. P. MASSEYJS BURIED
Second Wife Directs Interment or
Quinaby Man Beside First.
QUINABY, Or., Aug. 22. (Special.)
The funeral services for Willlr.:.i P.
Massey, who died Monday, August 16,
took place from the family home Thurs
day, being conducted by Rev. J.
Bowersox, of Portland. He was buried
beside his firt wife, Luthra Ann Rug
gles, whom he married in 1870, and who
died about seven years ago.
He is survived by his wife. Olive
Wilson .Massey. whom he married five
years ago, and the following children:
Mrs. Cora Branchflower, Newberg; Mrs.
Lulu Wilson, Portland: Mrs. Emma
Cooper, McMinnville; Harley Massey,
Portland, and Addison and Ira Massey,
Mrs. Henry Barendrick, of Portland,
is a sister.
Sinking Swimmer Rescued.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Aug. 22. (Spo
elal.) When trying to swim the Co
lumbia River about 2 o'clock yesterday
a soldier, midway of the stream, took
cramps and sank, but a motorboat fol
lowing him rescued him and took him
to the head of Hayden Island, where he
was resuscitated. He recovered within
a short time and was little the worse
for his experience.
3larloa t-pe-nd" $l.m on HoaJ.
lALIr:V. Or. Au SI Special.
About l..i'i spent by Marlon
IVurtv In imprevln r. -j.lt In Jalv. ar
crd r.c to an announcement b-r County
Clerk CeMnxr tvljr Mr. t'.ehihar snd
trat lSli waa epent rn tn-daro
road. !: i on ro.!. IJ'Mi i
e. bridges. Htl :j aeneral repa:r.
itl ;i ant machinery. J4S
pivlnc. end I 73 stlarle. About
SeS yara etf travel anl yarela
f ro, k were hsaied and 174 yards
f rock crushed.
If r-a emat 'en etasiane
wua t ka mack ha..
DISPLAYS 10 GO FREE
aiTHER ric inc to carry fair
KSIIIBITS WITHOIT CIIARbt.
Other Llare fa PraiU Reaalar Ratea
lat n III Relara t aaald rraperty
PALEil. Or. Aug-, i:. ?pclal
Announcement was made toJay by W.
Al Jones, secretary of tiia State Fair,
that tha Southern Pacific Company will
deliver at tha fair grounda . free of
rbarce exhtbtta for the fair which win
beatn -September J J and close Octobar 2.
Tba offer doea not Include race
horaea. au!klea. saddles and harness or
motor vehicles for usa or for raring
purpoeee. Regular ratea will be charged
Aatemeblle Bolldrr Kan He AVI1I De
vale Kerlnae Mrlkln at Dl
trert Canae of Coaflleta.
DETROIT. Aus. 22 (Special.) "I
wtll do everything In my power to pre
vent murderous, wasteful war In Amer
ica, and the whole world: I will devote
my life to nVht thla spirit which is now
felt In the frea and peaceful tlr of the
United states, tha spirit of militarism,
mother to the cry of 'preparedness'
preparedness, the root of all war."
These words, uttered by Henry Ford,
builder of automobiles and hater of
war. marks the beginning of the life
work of the man to strike with all the
power his wealth wlil command at what
he declares to be tha direct cause of
all wars, and everything that breeds
His wealth and endeavors are to be
clven to aij tha world tn Its efforts
for an unending peace; to challenge
Americana cryini; for more armament
and to oppoe the spirit of militarism
in every form.
"Children should be taught at their
mother's knee." said Mr. Ford, "what
a nnrririe ana unavailing thing war
Is. Schools should teach children the
uselessness of war a thing unneees-
aary and that preparedneaa for war
can only and In war."
ATHENA HAS GRAIN FIRE
Spark From Locomotive Ignites I
Stubble, but Blaze Is Checked.
PENDLETON. Or Aug. 22. (Spe
cial.) One of the most dangerous har
vest fires of the season In this county I
occurred yesterday at Athena, when I
sparks from an O.W. R. A N. locomo- I
live ignited a half section of stubble i
on the Marlon Hansen ranch. The I
train stopped and a section gang was I
summoned by the engine's whistle.
Farmhands and residents of Weston
and Athena also hurried to the scene.
and after an hour and a half of hard I
work, the fire was checked.
Considerable stacked wheat was
threatened and a quantity of uncut I
grain was consumed.
CARL SWIGERT ARRESTED
Youth Accnsed or Speeding at
Mile Gait on Washington.
I I Accused of Part In Game.
Eleven men were arrested last night
In a raid on aa alleged rambling game
at II North Fourth street by Sergeant
Waat and Patrolman Slma. John Nlkoa
waa charged with conducting tha place.
Speeding down Washington street at
10 miles an hour, according to the ar
resting officers. Carl Swigert, aged 18.
son of Charles Swigert. president of
the Pacific Bridge Company, and op
erator of an automobile containing two
other boys and two girls, was arrested
early yesterday morning at Fifth and
Washington streets by Motorcycle Pa
trolman Ervln and County Mortocycle
Officer White. He will appear In Mu
nicipal Court today on a speeding
With young Swigert In the automo
bile ware Lycla Littell. Vivian White.
Francis Jackson and Glen Coffee. They
were not arrested.
Harrlsborg Warehouse Nearly Ready
HAP.RISBCTIO. Or.. Aug. 17. (Spe
cial. The Oregon Electric warehouse.
wh?rh has been under construction for
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