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VOL. LV.-XO. 17,091.
KILL 2 AMERICANS
Kidnapers Riddle Bod
ies of Victims.
INFANTRY ROUTS 16 RAIDERS
One Slain and Others Flee, i
Letting One Prisoner Go.
BAND FIGHTS FROM TRENCH
Aniccto Pizano, Who Has Been Ac
tive In Inciting Countrymen to
Rise Against Americans, Is
Said to Be Leader of Band.
BROWNSVILLE. Tex.. Sept. 2. The
bullet-riddled bodies of two Americans,
who were. early today kidnaped by
Mexican bandits about 12 miles north
of here, were found today in the bed
of a dried lake.
They were Earl Donaldson, a farmer
ti mi mine jiere irom ayette, AIo., two
weeks ago, and an engineer named
Smith, engaged in concrete construc
tion work on an irrigation canal. The
bodies were brought to Brownsville to
night. One Called (;rrmnn Saved.
Donaldson, Smith and Stanley Dodds,
a contractor building an irrigation
pumping station, were captured by the
Mexicans. Because one of the band told
the others that Dodds was a. German
he was not harmed, but his hat and
shoes were taken. The pumping sta
tion and an automobile were burned
by the bandits.
Later in the day the Mexicans be
came engaged In a running fight with
a detachment of half a company of
United States infantry, and in the ex
citement Dodds escaped. He telephoned
Irom a distant ranchhouse tonight that
he was safe.
Americans Rout Bandits.
The fight between the Mexicans and
the American detachment resulted in
the death of one Mexican and the es
cape of 15 others, who' composed the
band. No American was hurt.
Lieutenant Faulkner, who command
ed the detachment, reported that the
automobile trucks bearing the Ameri
cans were traveling along the old Alice
nidcuuacn roaa wnen the Mexicans
were seen. Called upon to halt, six
of the band showed fight, using an ir
"riation ditch as a trench, while 10
escaped down the canal. Five of the
six finally escaped, leaving their dead
Further KIclMing Inspected.
Following a flight this afternoon.
Aviation Lieutenant Joseph C. Morrow,
pilot, with Lieutenant B. O. Jones as
observer, reported that United States
cavalry and infantry were well disposed
throughout the section in which there
nre believed to be from 50 to 60 Mex
ican bandits. Further fighting is ex
pected. The band, to which was ascribed the
burning of a railroad trestle north of
here last night, today burned a pump
ing station and made prisoners of three
Officers said tonight that Aniceto Pi
rano, a Mexican, who was engaged in
the Los Tulitos fight last month and
escaped to Mexico and whose name
later was signed to a circular distrib
uted In Mexico urging Mexicans to rise
In arms against Americans, was the
leader of this band.
OHO.CO Fl'XEHAL POSTPONE!
TIwummhIs or .Mexicans View Body,
Which Will Be Buried at El Paso.
KL PASO, Tex.. Sept. 2. After prep
arations had been completed to hold
the funeral of General Fascual Orozco
nt the Mexican Methodist Episcopal
Church late today, the Orozco family
cancelled the plans and announced the
funeral would be held early tomorrow
nt the undertaking establishment where
it has been viewed by many thousands
of Mexicans today.
The body was removed to the Orozco
home late today. Mrs. Orozco an
nounced she had declined to avail her
self of General Villa's permission to
inter the body In Mexican soil and that
burial would be in a local cemetery.
NOTE TO AUSTRIA COSTLY
Eight Albanians Imprisoned in Italy
for Using Carrier Pigeons.
BAltl. Italy, via Paris. Sept. 2
Kight Albanians were sentenced to
long terms in rrison today for having
communicated with Austria by carrier
The men involved are Captain Mus
tapha. of the Albanian bark Bella
Scutarina. who was sentenced to 20
years, and seven members of his crew,
condemned to serve ten years each.
RUSSIAN TONGUE BARRED
Oerman and Polish Only Nov Spo
ken In Lodz by Residents' Choice.
BERLIN. Sept. 2. (By wireless to
Sayvllle.) The Overseas Agency says:
"The municipal council elected by the
citizens of Lodz ta city of Russian
Poland now in the hands of the Ger
mans) has banished the Russian lan
guage, and only Polish and German
wlil be used," -
CHINA QUITS JOB
ACT PREPARATORY TO ESTAB
LISHING EMPIRE IS BELIEF.
LI Yuen Ring, for Months Virtually
Prisoner, Asks to Go and Prom
ises to Aid Monarchy.
SHANGHAI, Sept. 2. LI Yuen Heng
has resigned as vice-president of the
ChineSe Republic. The interpretation
placed upon his act la that it is pre
paratory to the establishment of
monarchy, which is popularly regarded
as virtually certain.
A dispatch from Pekln Wednesday
night said that the failure of Li Yuen
Heng, who has been virtually a pris
oner In the palace grounds for some
months, to attend Wednesday's session
of the advisory council has been
made the basis of a sensational story
published by the Pekln newspapers. Li
Yuen Heng was reported in Pekln to
have requested from President Yuan
Shi Kai permission to depart from the
forbidden city. He is said to have in
formed the president that he would not
oppose the re-establishment of a mon
archy, but would not subscribe his
name to a petition favoring the project.
AMERICAN SUSPECT FREED
England Objects to Passports to
Citizen Carrying Word to Berlin.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. Ambassador
Page at London sent a cable message
to the State Department today contain
ing a report on the case of James F. J.
Archibald, an American from whom the
British authorities declared they had
taken papers alleged to have been com
munications to the German and Aus
trian governments from their embassies
Archibald himself was released, and
officials indicated that no further de
velopments were expected. It was said,
however, that the value of American
passports in the allied countries would
be considerably impaired if such inci
dents continued to occur.
GAS COMPANY CUTS MELON
Payment of 7 Per Cent Dividend Is
Reported to Commission.
SALEM. Or., Sept- 2. (Special.) The
Portland Gas & Coke Company paid a
7 per cent dividend on its preferred and
common stock for the year ending June
30 last, according to a report filed with
the Public Service Commission today.
The net Income for the year totaled
J312.6D4.30, the preferred stock div
idend being $140,000 and common stock
dividend $210,000. There was a surplus
of J6S.865.70. Operating revenue to
taled 11,276,821. and operating expenses
Its common stock authorized Is
J3.500.000. Its preferred stock author
ized is J2,000,000.
WASHINGTON DRYS WARNED
Minister Says AVets to Continue
Eight Against Prohibition.
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 2. (Special.)
Ltluor interests of the state are
well prepared to continue the fight
against prohibition and churchman
must be wide awake to prevent its
repeal. President Floyd L. Daggett told
the members of the Laymen's Asso
ciation of the Columbia River confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
Mr. Daggett Indorsed the efforts of
Governor Lister to obtain from the Leg
islature a special appropriation for the
enforcement of the prohibition law.
SHERIFF PAYS FOR SMOKES
Hereafter Roseburg Prisoners Will
Have to Buy Their Own Tobacco.
ROSEBURG. Or.. Sept. 2. (Special.)
As the result of an ultimatum issued
by the County Commissioners here 'to
day, prisoners confined in the county
jail will be deprived of tobacco and
other luxuries hereafter, unless the
same is paid for by them or their
friends. The ultimatum came follow
ing consideration of a bill for $3, which
represented tobacco purchased for the
prisoners during the past three months.
The bill was disallowed by the court
and will have to be paid by Sheriff
AVIATOR DROPS INTO BAY
Silvio Pettirossi TTnharmed by Pall
of Several Hundred Feet.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 2. Silvio
Pettirossi. an Argentine aviator, fell
from a height of several hundred feet
Into San Francisco Bay late 'today
while giving an exhibition flight from
the Panama-Pacific Exposition. He
was picked up by a tug. Beyond suffer
ing slightly from the shock of his sub
mersion he was uninjured.
The fall was caused by the breaking
of his steering gear. His wife wit
nessed his fall.
BRITAIN PAYS FOR COTTON
Embassy Remits $323,0-00 for Cargo
Taken From American Ships.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 2. The British
Embassy today remitted $323,000 to W.
Gordon McCabe. of Charleston. S. C. for
American cotton taken from the steam
ships Carolina and Baltic by British au
thorities several months ago.
The payment represented a valuation
of 9 cents a pound, while the invoiced
value was more than 10 cents. It was
understood the difference would be
paid later. .
PORTLAND. OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1915.
TO YIELD BELGIUM
Freedom for Poland and
POPE SENDS PEACE PROPOSAL
Kaiser Would Leave France,
but Wants Colonies Back.
WILSON UNABLE TO ACT
President in Sympathy With Hu
manitarian Idea us Presented
by Cardinal Gibbons, ' but
Allies Would Resent Move.
BY JOHN C ALLAN O'LAUGHLIN.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 2. (Spe
cial.) Cardinal Gibbons, the senior
prince of the Roman Catholic Church
In the United States, today presented
to President Wilson an earnest mes
sage from Pope Benedict suggesting
that he use his good offices with a
view to the restoration of world peace.
The message, which was in writing,
will be made public tomorrow after
noon if by that time authority from
Rome shall be received by the Cardinal.
Three Nations Favor Plan.
Enough has been learned regarding
the contents of the document, however,
to say that Pope Benedict desires the
United States, as the greatest neutral
leader, to move with the allies to ef
fect the termination of the war.
Those who are in a position to know
say the message makes clear the be
lief of His Holiness that he has the
sympathetic support of Austro-Hun-gary
and Italy, which are Catholio
countries, and Germany. They say fur
ther that there is information in re
gard to the terms which Austro-Hun-gary
and Germany would be prepared
to accept. For example, the independ
ence of Poland, which is a Catholic
country, is a feature of the peace plan:
The message was received by the
President with the grave consideration
its distinguished origin deserved.
President Is Hesitant.
While in thorough sympathy with the
humanitarian desire of the Pope, and
ready and willing at a propitious mo
ment to aid the belligerents in resolv
ing their differences, the President
holds the opinion that no good, but
harm, might come through action by
the United States at this time. How
ever, the President expressed to' the
Cardinal his gratification over, the re
ception of the message.
But to take action, that is another
Several days ago the Administration
learned authoritatively that Germany
and Austro-Hungary were -willing to
accept -mediation by the United States.
From the allied powers, however it
was informed that an offer of media-
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INDEX OF TODAFS NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 7
degrees; minimum. 57 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; northerly
Germany offers to submit Arablo and
Lusltanla compensation claims to Ta
Hague. Paso 5.
Big profits reaped by many neutrals. sars
James CKDonnell Bennett. Page a.
Vice-President of China resigns. Page 1.
Foreign financial commission sails to take
uu exchange question. Page 1.
Mexican bandits kill two Americana Page 1.
President calls on Secretaries of War and
Navy for definite defense programme
Germany's peace proposals submitted to
President Wilson by Cardinal Gibbons.
Georgia erand Jury indicts no one for Frank
lynching. Page 8.
Australian commission m-anta to duplicate
Oregon fair building at home. Page 6.
Mrs. Kliza.br ih Mohr, accused by negroes
of paying them to kill husband, la re
leased on $10,000 ball. Page 3.
Ideal weather and big crowds mark open
ing of Astoria, regatta, page 1.
Robert A. Gardner only Western man left
in golf championship race. Page 12.
McLoughlin and Williams win. but play la
erratic page 13.
Coast League results; San Francisco IS.
Portland 3; Salt Lake 4. Oakland S;
Los Angeles 3-1, Vernon 2-3. Page 12.
Drawings made for interclub golf matches.
Commercial and Marine,
Columbia River fleet is reporting in with
pack from Alaskan salmon catch.
Estimates of Oregon hop crop are farther
reduced. Page 17.
Chicago wheat market continues upward
movement. Page 17.
Liquidation of securities by foreigners aids
exchange situation. Page 17.
Portland and Vicinity.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 17.
Teachers at institute hear of elements of
success. Page 11.
Captain R. P. Grecnleaf. well-known sur
veying engineer succumbs. Page 33.
J. M. Haberly confesses to many robberies
of blind cigar dealer a t city Hall.
Jobs multiply and city salaries soar under
commission form. Page 14.
Electrical contractors protest School Board
proposal to do own wiring. Page 7.
Public night schools will be opened to pre
pare immigrants for citizenship. Page IS.
Mill water meter hearing is set for Sep
tember lo. Page 0.
Multnomah County Fair boosters consider
plans. Page 5.
General Goethali would consider city man
agership with full authority. Page G.
Wide interest being taken in Q.-W. R. & N.
cooking contest. Page 7.
DOGWOODS IN BLOOM AGAIN
Old-Timers at Vancouver Are Puz
zled by Second Blossoms.
. VANCOUVER, "Wash., Sept. 3. (Spe
cial.) Oldtimers are loolring for a
reason why the dogwood trees on the
road between Vancouver and Camas
are blooming a second time this year.
These trees were covered with beau
tiful white blossoms at the usual time
last Spring. The same trees have fully
blossomed out a second time- The
blooms are just as large and there are
as many. This is true of all which
can be seen from the river road be
tween Vancouver and Camas.
WILSON VISITS THEATER
Amusement Sought for B'irst Time
In More Than Year as .Relaxation.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. President
Wilson went to a theater party tonight
for the first time for more than a year.
He was persuaded to go as a relaxa
tion from the work he has been doing
recently on foreign problems.
Britons Say They Are
Not Seeking Aid.
BUYING MAY GO ELSEWHERE
Europeans Say America Must
Adjust Credits or Lose.
GOLD SHIPMENTS EN ROUTE
English Buyers Indicate Willingness
to Pay In American Gold Eagles
If Necessary . and Adopt
These as Standard.
CAINS IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE
IN DAY'S TRADING AT NEW
Pounds, sterling.. 84. 544 84.62H
Francs (No. per
dollar) .09 5.95
Llres (No. per
dollar) 6.54 6.45
cent of par).... 80 S0i
LONDON, Sept. 2. Plans for cor
recting the abnormal exchange situa
tion and putting on a stable basis the
entire machinery of setling trade bal
ances between America and Europe
will be clarified within the next few
days on the arrival in New York of
the French and British financial com
missions. Both commissions are now
The British authorities have re
quested that details regarding the
British commission be not discussed
until the delegates are well outside the
danger zone, after which all reserva
tions will be removed and the subject
opened to the fullest discussion.
Britain Need Ne Aid.
Meanwhile It is known that the com
missions are in the position to correct
some misapprehensions which are be
lieved to exist in the United States con
cerning British. French and Russian
dependence on America. One of the
best informed authorities said today;
"The Idea seems to prevail in New
Torlc that we are on our knees and
begging America to come to our as
sistance. The situation Is exactly the
reverse. America wants to sell Europe
its goods, and if Americans hope to
continue these sales they must find a
means of giving the usual credits and
View in London Hopeful.
The British commissioners are fully
conversant with the attitude of the
government, which does not regard the
present situation as alarming. On the
contrary the government's view is de
cidedly hopeful and serene, as the re
cent success In floating the glgantie
war loan has given It confidence that
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WORK ON 0LYMPIA
CUT-OFF TO START
O.-W. It. & J. TO COMPLETE
IJXE WITH IX SIX WEEKS.
$500,000 Task to Be Pressed as
Rapidly as Rails Can Be Laid
tor Distribution on Grade.
Track will be laid on the O.-W. R.
& N. Company's new grade from the
Point Iefiance line to Olympia at once,
according to officials of the company,
and within six weeks it is expected
the new road will be ready for opera
tion. This line will connect with the Te
nino cutoff of the Northern Pacific,
over -which the O.-W. R. & N. Company
has an operating lease, at Chambers
Prairie station. approximately 7.5
miles due east of Olympia. Its cost,
which includes Olympia terminals, is
""We are going to start work right
away." said J. P. O'Brien, general man
ager, last night. "The grade has been
ready for the rails for some months
and all that remains to be done is to
spike down the stee! and ballast the
"The work can probably be completed
within six weeks. This will depend,
however, on rail shipments. We will
get the line ready for operation Just as
soon as the steel is received and can be
The new line was graded last Sum
mer by Twohy Brothers, of Portland.
Work was completed early last Fall
ana at tne time the gradlncr wa h
gun it was the purpose of the railroad
company to open the line last No
The work of laying rail will be un
dertaken and wili proceed rapidly to
PENCIL MARKS ARE AGED
.III-- -rk "
"ai"s amo on irecs au xears
Ago Perfectly legible.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Sept. 2. (Spe
cial.) William Rand, who has just
returned from a timber cruise in the
southern part of the county, says he
found SIt-v.nr.nlil Ttnr.il . . i.
" " ius.ih. on
trees as legible as on the day they
t ci rj written.
- -. . uiativo, cays
Mr. Rand. "I found the name of W. I
Clark. Who- 3ft Var a rn n-. - -l ... :
his father. Newton Clark. Sr.. of this
" government engineer, lay.
lng out the section lines of the for
ests." - Mr. Clark, now a merchant of this
wj. tim-nmcrs marking tne line trees.
Thursdays War Moves
ALTHOUGH on all the battlefronts
sanguinary engagements are in
progress, peace talk is in the air.
Cardinal Gibbons has conveyed to
President Wilson a message from Pope
Benedict regarding peace a. sugges
tion that the time is now ripe for pro
posing the opening between the bel
ligerents of discussions having as their
purpose the cessation of hostilities.
While neither the Cardinal nor the
President has made known the details
of the conference at the White House,
or disclosed the text of the message
from the Pontiff, the Curdinal admitted
that peace was discussed and that he
had told the President that the United
States had been placed in a very ad
vantageous position to be of service in
bringing to an end the conflict, owing
to the apparent settlement of the sub
marine issue between the United States
and Germany, which had greatly aided
the cause of peace.
Germany is desirous of having the
claims for compensation arising out of
the sinking of the Lusitania and Arabic
submitted to The Hague for adjudica
tion. The instructions issued to Count
von Bernstorff, the German Ambassa
dor at Washington, according to a dis
patch from Berlin, authorized him to
make this offer to the American Gov
ernment, while at the same time im
munity from attack without warning
to passenger steamers Is provided for.
Official circles in Berlin are report
ed to be optimistic with reference to
the successful Issue of the negotiations
between Germany and the United States
respecting the German submarine
The Germans and Austrians, accord
ing to Berlin and Vienna, are contin
uing their progress against the Rus
sians on the eastern line from North
western Russia through Eastern Gall
cia. On the northern sections of this
line, except In the region of Riga, the
Russians seemingly are falling back
toward the new and less extended front
which Grand Duko Nicholas has as
signed to them for a possible stand.
Just where this line is has not been
made known. As for days past artil
lery engagements and fighting by
means of bombs and petards are In
progress on the western front and on
the Austro - Italian fronts although
there have been on the latter front
some Infantry engagements at isolated
On the Gallipoli Peninsula hard fight
ing is going on between the Turks and
the allies, with both sides claiming vic
tories. In the Dardanelles, where there
have been no operations for some time,
allied mine sweepers have been at
work trying to clear the straits of
Turkish mines, but, according to Con
stantinople, they were driven off by
September 3, 1814.
French capital moved to Bordeaux.
Russian disaster, in which three im
portant Generals were lost, admitted
French and German aviators battle
in air over Paris, one German plane
bc.ng brought . down.
Rumor that Turkey had declared war
on Russia. . .
PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
OPENS AT ASTORIA
Ideal Weather and Big
Crowds Mark Start.
QUEEN TYYNE RULES CITY
Speedboats Run First Heat,
Oregon Kid Seating Pace.
VOGLER BOY QUITS, SINKS
Brilliant Marine Spectacle Held iu
Which Numbers of Vessels of
All Kinds Participate Army
and Navy In Parade.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept. 2. (Special.)
Nature was kind to Astoria today and
provided perfect weather for the open
ing of the three days' aquatic carnival,
the 20th annual regatta, and the affair
statrted under auspices that insure Its
Large crowds were present and Ions
before the hour set for the first event
on the programme, the grandstand was
filled and the wharves were lined with
people anxious to enjoy the day's
Amid the booming of cannon the
royal party arrived at the grandstand
promptly at 8:30 o'clock, and with a
ceremony that was both simple and
beautiful. Queen Tyyne was Introduced
by King Neptune and was crowned by
Admiral Wilson as sovereign of the
Races Prove Thrllllns.
Immediately afterward Admiral Wil
son declared the regatta open and
directed that the races begin. Smooth
water with no drift and the speedboat
Hoodoo conspicuous by its absence
combined to make the racing events an
As the racers sped away up the
course their engines humming evenly
and as softly as the purring of the
typical house cat and the white spray
thrown up by their plunging bows
glistening in the sunlight, they made a
Vogler Bay Sinks Near Shore.
After dropping out of the free-for-all
race, the speedboat Vogler Boy sprang
a leak, apparently from the hard
pounding while racing, and sank witn
ln 200 feet of the clubhouse. A diver
will attempt to raise her tomorrow. ,
Only two of the craft suffered
any engine trouble; the result
was pretty races and good time,
although no records were broken. The
feature of morning events was the
showing made by the Oregon Kid
which covered one five-mile lap in the
free-for-all race at a 30-mile rate and
ran the entire 20 miles at the rate of
38.95 miles an hour.
That she could readily have exceeded
that is the belief of those who watched
her antics as only in spurts was she
speeded up to anything like her limit.
Vogler Boy and Wanderlust Win.
The first race was the initial heat
in the contest for 16-footers, a distance
of nine miles for points valued at $o
each, the winner getting five, the sec
ond three and the third boat one point.
The entries were the Vogler Boy, La
wana and Red Nose and they finished
in the order named. The entries in
the handicap cruiser race were the
Doodle Bug, Katata, Elosa. Columbia
and Wanderlust. The latter won with
the Elosa second and the Doodle Bug
The third and last race of the morn
ing was the principal one of the day.
It was the first heat in the free-for-all
speedboat contest that not only carries
a purse of J10 a point, but also includes
the international championship of the
Pacific Coast and gives the winner a.
trip to San Francisco to enter the "ex
Oregon Kid Gains Lead Early.
This race was a distance of 20 miles
or four times around the long course.
The entries were the Oregon Wolf. Ore
gon Kid, Vogler Boy and La wan a, and
the race was as pretty an exhibition
of expert handling of speed craft as
was ever witnessed on the local course.
All the racers got away In a bunch,
with the Wolf about 10 feet in the lead,
the Kid second and the other two not
five feet behind. They headed up the
course at a terrific rate, but the Kid
slowly drew away and before com
pleting the first half lap was probably
100 yards ahead of the Wolf,- which
was hanging on tenaciously, while the
other two craft dropped farther behind.
In fact, the Vogler Boy developed more
engine trouble and was forced to drop
out at the end of the first lap.
Third Last Nose to Nose.
The first lap was made by the Kid
at the rate of 38.5 miles an hour, while
the Wolf was 38 seconds behind. On
the second lap the Wolf gained 28 sec
onds on her rival and beat the Kid's
time for the first lap by one second.
During the entire third lap the two
racers retained about the same posi
tions, but it was the fastest of the
race, the Kid maintaining a rate of 39
miles an hour, the best time made.
On the fourth lap the two contest
ants maintained exactly the same 1
speed, a rate of 38.75 miles an hour
nd the Oregon Kid finished first, her
time for the 20 miles being 30:49. or an
average speed of 38.93 miles an hour.
The running time of the Oreson
Wolf was 31:45 and her average speed
was "7.8 miles an hour. The Lawana
missed the big lank buoy on the third
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