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VOL. LY.-NO. 17,093. " PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER b,
Hesperian Gets No Warn
ing of Attack.
AMERICANS ABOARD UNHURT
Report That Vessel Was Armed
. With 4.7-Inch Rifle
NONE ON CRAFT KILLED
Wireless Summons Aid and
Brings Convoy, Which Takes
Ship Toward Ireland.
LONDON, Sept. 5. The Allan Line
steamer Hesperian, with 350 passen-
gers and a crew of 300 aboard, bound
from Liverpool for Montreal, was at
tacked wtihout warning by a German
submarine off the Irish coast just as
darkness was falling Saturday
evening. Although the torpedo found
its mark, the vessel remained afloat
and, according to a statement issued
by the company tonight, every one
aboard was saved.
No submarine was seen and prob
ably it was too dark to observe the
wake of a torpedo, but all the pas-
Bcngeis ana memDers oi tne crew
who arrived at Queenstown in the
rescue steamers today agree that the
attack was made by a German under
sea boat, basing their opinion on the
force of the shock and the great vol
ume of water thrown into the air.
4 Water Splashes on Deck.
This dropped back on the deck,
drenching the passengers who were
taking an after-dinner promenade,
feeling quite safe in the belief that
they had passed the danger zone.
The force of the explosion was tre
mendous. All the passengers landed
at Queenstown, many of them scanti
ly clad. About 20 were injured. There
were no American passengers aboard,
so far as the American Consul could
learn tonight, but two members of
the crew were American citizens, and
they were both saved.
There were reports that the Hes
perian carried a rifle of 4.7-inch cali
ber on her stern, but these reports
were not verified, being contradicted
by Montreal reports.
Wounded Soldiers Aboard.
About 30 Canadian soldiers who
were wounded in battle in Flanders
were going home to recuperate. Most
of the other passengers were Canad
ians returning from a visit to Eng
land or English people on their way
to Canada to settle.
The torpedo struck the Hesperian in
the forward engine-room anil the ship
immediately began to settle by the
head. Captain Main ordered the pas
sengers and crew into the boats, but
with his officers remained on the
bridge, although at that time he must
have felt sure that his ship would go
Discipline Is Perfect.
The discipline was perfect, but one
cf the boats, the fall of which became
jammed, capsized and those in her
were thrown into the water.
In the darkness, confusion naturally
prevailed, but all were picked up and,
stfViAf , j , i
vn.ci aaociigci a aim ine crew.
were transferred to the rescue steam
ers, which arrived in answer to wire
less calls for assistance. The Hes
perian was about 150 miles to the
westward when struck.
The Hesperian was a vessel of 6124
tons net. She sailed from Montreal.
August 17, for Liverpool, where she
was reported to have arrived Au
The Allan Line, owners of the Hes
perian, has been operated for about
three years by the Canadian Pacific
Railroad, ships of the line running be
tween Great Britain and Canadian
The Hesperian, a twin screw steam
er, was built at Glasgow in 1908. She
was 485 feet long with a beam of 60
feet and a depth of hold of 30 feet.
Slashings Start Forest Fire Report.
CORVALL1S. Or.. Sept. S.-(Special.)
Fire reported here today to be in a
forest In the vicinitv of Roii', ,,..,
proved to be only slashings burning on
ij oi ine railing estate
milea south, of this city.
TUGBOATS TO AID
EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO TOW
VESSEL FROM SHOALS.
Situation of Stranded Schooner Said
to Be Much. Improved Seas
No Longer Breaking.
HOQUIAM, . Wash., Sept. 5. The po
sition of the schooner Louise, which for
the last two days has drifted about
1000 feet across the shoals off Grays
Harbor, near here, was reported to
night to be considerably improved.
Seas are no longer breaking over the
vessel and she was able today to launch
a boat. Tugs are arranging to try to
pull her out early tomorrow with the
aid of a 4000-foot cable. Tug captains
believe they will succeed.
BIG RANCH BEING DITCHED
Improvement Under Way on 21,00 0
Acre Farm at Klamath.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Sept. 5.
(Special.) Work has been begun on a
new drain ditch on the 21,000-acre
ranch of Abner Weed in the Wood River
Valley, near Fort Klamath, north of
this city. The cost .of completing the
work will be close to $5000.
The dikes and drains heretofore con
structed on the ranch for the purpose
of taking oft and keeping off the sur
plus water have been the means of re
claiming thousands of acres. The work
now being begun has been in contem
plation for several years, and is ex
pected to add largely to the arable
FIRE GOT UNDER CONTROL
Two-Mile Blaze on Mount Hood Rail
way Chocked Xear Homes.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Sept. 5. (Special.)
The forest fire between Bloucher and
Molstein stations, on the line of the
Mount Hood Railway, was brought
under control last night after burning
over a scope of timbered land two niles
long and half a mile wide.
J. J. Krumenaeher, IX L. Rowntree
and Gust Westerberg, ranchers of the
neighborhood, whose places were
threatened. loaded their household
goods on wagons and were ready to
abandon their homes. The flames were
subdued within a few hundred feet of
the Rowntree place.
MUDSLIDE BLOCKS CANAL
Not Be Able to Pass
h for Two Bays.
PANAMA. Sept. 5. A new slide in
the Panama Canal has blocked the pas
sage of all ships, including the steam
ers Kroo'tiland and Finland. There are
22 vessels at different points along the
canal waiting for the reopening of
The dredges have excavated 40,000
cubic yards of mud and stone in thj
past 21 hours, a record in dredging.
There is no chance for any vessels
to pass through the waterway for two
more days. The Kroonland and Fin
land probably will be delayed in pass
ing until the end of the week.
DEATH LAID TO HUNTERS'
I el f o r d I n Ui kc Keeper Fo unci In
Mountains Xear His Home.
MKDt'ORD, Or., Sept. 3. (Special.)
Harry Fry, keeper of the city water in
take in the mountains, was found dead
from a bullet, near hi home today. It
is presumed that Fry was mistaken
Saturday for a deer and shot.
Hunters heard his cries Saturday
noon, but did not Investigate. His
family was informed late Saturday
t hi t a man had been wounded and a
search bej?a.n. Three hunters who were
in the vicinity are to be investigated.
He leaves a wife and two small chil
dren.. DANISH STEAMER SUNK
Captain and 18 Members or Frodc's
Crew Are Saved.
LONDON. Sept. 5. Lloyds announces
that the Danish steamer Frode has been
sunk. Captain Clemmenson and 3 8
members of the crew of the vessel were
The Frode, ,a vessel of 2050 tons.
'Milieu iroin aionieviueu auk"l - iur
She was owned -in
TWO F-BOATS DAMAGED
Steamer Crashes Into Flotilla al
Honolulu, Cuts One to Water Line.
HONOLULU, Sept. 5. The United
Stales -steamer Supply, while docking
here today, crashed into a flotilla of
submarines of the K type, cutting the
F-2 to the water line and putting the
after end of the underwater boat out
The impact jammed three submarines
together, slightly denting the hull of
NORWEGIAN BARK IS SUNK
Crew ot It Are Reported to Rave
Been Landed Safely.
LONDON. Sept. 5. The Norwegian
bark Gllmt has been sunk, but Its
crew of 14 was landed safely.
The Glimt was a vessel of 884 tons
gross and was built in 1875. It was
owned at Arendal. Norway. It was last
reported as having arrived at Sau
chester, England, July 6.
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10,000 EXPECTED Ofl
Inspection of Columbia
, Route Arranged,
EVERY CONVENIENCE PROVIDED
Jomelli to Sing to Accompani
ment of Wahkeena Falls.
BENSON PARK TO BE GIVEN
Music by Brass Bands, Competitive
Kvents, Lunch and Refreshments
May Be Had Trains Are
Ample and Rates Low.
AITOISTS WARNED TO DRIVE !
SLOWLY ON HIGHWAY.
Because of the many autos that f
will use the Columbia River
Highway today, and the possi- t
bility of serious accidents unless
the utmost caution is observed, I
automobilists are warned not to 4
speed faster' than 12 miles an
hour and not over 10 miles an J
hour on the aurves. Roadmaster
Yeon will have the highway pa- J
troled to sc. that speed limits
are not broken. . '
There are many turns in the t
road, and a collision or the skid-
ding of a- car at some points J
would throw the occupants over
the side ot. the highway for a t
drop of hundreds of feet.
The necessity for cautious d-riv-
ing is emphasized by fhe fact that J
some of the firms which will I
nave cars out have ordered that
the cars shall not exceed 10 miles
This is the day when Portland gets,
acquainted with the Columbia River
Highway and its natural wonders.
if thl da' s fair, and the weather
man last night promised that it will
be, a great holiday throng is sure to
be out to view the highway. The Port
land Ad Club, which is responsible for
having this declared "Inspection day."
expects 10,000 persons to go by rail or
Benson Park to Be Dedicated.
One of the most unusual celebrations
ever held will be the day's big event.
Tills is the dedication of Benson Park,
a scenic tract of more than 300 acres
where Wahkeena Falls, which in the
Indian tongue means "most beautiful,"
drops over the side of a mountain. To
preserve the beauty of this wonderful
spot to .the public forever. S. Benson
bought it and has deeded it as a park
to the City of Portland.
In the rocky amphitheater hollowed
out here by nature, Madame Jomelli
will sing after the formal dedication
exercises. The music of the falling
water will be her only accompaniment.
The exercises at Benson Park will
t:oncluded on rase -J. Colun:-i
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum t-mprature. 71
degrees; minimum. o3 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
Allan liner Hesperian Is .torpedoed without
warning;. Page i.
Russian General reports that only by use of
as were Germans able to take Ossowetz.
Germany has but few large subscriptions to
war loan. Page 3.
Today is anniversary of trapping; of Ger
mans near Pari. Page S.
Battle on Mexican border is renewed.
"Friends of Peace" cheer news of torpedo
ing of Hesperian. Pue 1.
Theory advanced that Dr. Mohr'i Intimate
knowledge of seamy side of Newport high
.uciely may nave caused his murder.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 1-2.
can rranclsco 0-3; Vernon 7-5, Los Ange
les 8-4; salt Lake 6. Oakland 0. Pace o.
Waverley golf team defeats Portland club
ius strokes. Page 5.
Maroons whitewashed by Monarchs of City
league, page &.
Schooner Louise In peril at Grays Harbor.
Steamship Grace Dollar goes aground at
aiusiaw and Is refloated. Page 1.
Finance and Industry.
rwrnana bankers asKed to studv mortgage
uu system oi rural credits. Faera 9.
august exports show big Increase. Page a.
Portland and Vicinity.
Miss Frances McHenry captivating in Baker's
moi piuy, - wimin me Law." Flee 12.
nuuuiuiu oineiais and organizations eaeer
l" ciiiermin noaariana. pare 12.
Lottie Yates arrested here on rhareM
forgery made at Baker. Pace 7
usual half-holiday on opening day of school
oe omitiea. page 7.
musical snow wins National audience with
initial performance. Pajce 12.
inousanus to celebrate Labor day In woods
louay. page a.
Puako wins race with Lahaina In toviei
from Australia. Page
Many Portland pastors discuss labor tonics
ttural credit system of w. H. TT rinfnr in.
uursea by Damascus Grange. Pace 8.
Ten thousand expected to Inspect Columbia
"B""J louay. fage t.
GREEKS CURB CONTRABAND
Congress Adjourn; "Without
nouncing Foreign Policy.
ATHENS, via Paris, Sept. S. After
passing: a stringent law against contra
band. Congress adjourned until October
28 at the close of an all-night session.
Premier Venizelos has made no state
ment regarding the foreign policy.
The pressure of the allies on Greece
to meet the suggestions of the Quad
ruple entente regarding territorial con
cessions to Bulgaria apparently has
slackened, for the present at least. In
terested diplomats say it is now ud to
Greece to act.
Two government employes were ar
rested last night, charged with reveal-
ng to belligerent agents the contents
of messages from opposing belligerents.
MILL BURNS; LOSS $10,000
. G. Cot Planer Destroyed by Grass
Fire at Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Sept- 3.
(Special.) The R. G. Cox planing mill.
on North Fourth street, was destroved
by fire this morning and the Cox lum
ber yards, directly across the street,
Mr. Cox has not estimated his dam
age as yet, but it will be close to $10,
000. ana perhaps higher, he states, as
all the machinery and some lumber
stock were contained in the building.
Only light insurance was carried. The
fire started in dry grass on a vacant
lot near by. A barn owned by John
Berg was also destroyed.
SOME FOLKS WILL SPEND THE
FRIENDS OF PEACE
CHEER LINER'S LOSS
at Reputed Death.
"JINGO PRESS" IS ASSAILED
Speakers Insist Reports of
German Concessions False.
MUNITION SALES ATTACKED
Charges Made Thnt Attempt Is
Being Made hy Manufacturers,
Press and Politicians to
Involve Vnited States.
CHICAGO, Sept. 5. The first session
of the National convention of the
i-riends of Peace, which opened here
today, was given over largely to tne
women delegates as a sentimental ac
iwiuwieagment ot tne part women
must play In the peace movement, but
a. number of men speakers launched
vigorous attacks on what they called
tne jingo press" and manufacturers
who are shipping munitions to bellig-
cicni. uauons. incse attacks were
greeted by applause.
A ripple of applause also greeted the
reading of a bulletin announcing that
the Allan '.iner Hesperian had ben tor
pedoed by a German submarine, but
immediately a storm of hisses drowned
out the applause. The bulletin real
by Henry Wcissman, of Chicago, chair
man of the resolutions committee, con
tained the erroneous statement that
600 lives had been lost,
Making; of Craft Applauded.
Later another bulletin stating no
lives had been lost was read and the
delegates broke into applause that
lasted several minutes.
Mr. Weissman said the action of the
submarine confirmed his opinion that
reports declaring . Germany had ac
ceded to the demands of the United
States regarding submarine w,rr,m
had been published solely to keep peo
ple from attending the convention ot
the Friends of Peace, and that the
"jintro press" had lent its efforts to
the movement with that end in view.
Rev. D. C. Berkemeier. of Mount
Vernon. X. Y., charged that the influ
ential papers of the United States are
trying their best to incite the Nation
rntinirnt Palled In-American.
Rev. Mr. Berkemeier said the "plain
people" of Europe, whether Russian,
German or French, did not want war.
Rev. P. Vollmer, of Dayton. O.. said
there was prevalent a sentiment to "let
President Wilson do it" whenever the
conduct of our foreign negotiations
was brought up.
"That's wrong, and It is un-American,"
he said. "We must let our serv
ants, who handle the reins of our Gov
ernment for us. know what we want.
If we want peace we must keep a
watch on them." '
Key. Mr. Vollmer ended his address
(Concluded on Pag
G-A.i- USSjLt. VOX
Sunday's War Moves
PITHER "the driving power of the
Austro - German offensive against
Russia is nearly exhausted or the Ger
man generals have decided that their
armies have penetrated the Russian
Emperor's domains as far as is consid
ered safe, and are ntvnnrino. di.
themselves in for the Winter. This is
tne opinion expressed by military ex
,j iuue progress is now
being made, and at many points the
Germans and Austrlans are contenting
themselves with repulsing the counter
attacks of the Russians. From the
Gulf of Riga to Grodno. Field Mar
shal von Hindenburg's armies are at a
standstill, having apparently made no
attempt to cross the Dvlna after carry
ing the bridgeheads at Lennewada and
To the north, southwest and south
of Vilna. the Yall of which has been
predicted for some days, the Germans
are faced by strong Russian forces,
who by their offensive make it dan
gerous for the Germans to push their
way westward, north or south of them.
The Germans, on the other hand, are
massed between Grodno and Kobrin on
the Brest-Pinsk Railway, but their im
mediate object is not obvious, unless
they are looking for a good defensive
position on which to hold the Russians
throughout the Winter.
Further south the Russians are of
fering fresh resistance as they are
firmly established in a fortified area
of which Rovno and Dubno are centers;
while in Galicia they still hold the line
of the Sereth river.
With the rainy season a few weeks
off, the opposing armies, especially in
the marshy region of the center, can
not hope to carry on the operations
much longer, and some reports state
that the Germans and Austrians are al
ready moving troops to the Serbian,
Roumanian and western fronts.
In the western zone, the heavy artil
lery of the allies Is still bombarding
the German lines, doing all the dam
age possible and trying to break the
morale of the German troops, but thus
far there Is no Indication of a general
Paris reports that the Turks have
delivered an unsuccessful night at
tack against the British positions near
the Anzac region, but beyond that no
news has been received of the oper
ations in the Near East.
There has been a renewal of the re
ports from Athens of dissensions be
tween the Turks and Germans at Con
stantinople, and of depression among
the Turks as the result of heavy losses
in Galllpoli. No evidence of this, how
ever, is to be found among the Turkish
troops, who are reported to be .fighting
with all their old stubbornness.
Arthur J. Balfour. First Lord of the
British Admiralty, in a letter to the
press, gives official recognition to the
belief that the German promises to
America not to sink any more passen
ger steamers without warning were
brenght about by the realization that
the submarine warfare against mer
chantmen had proved a failure. He
again intimates that many German Sub
marines have been accounted for. and
adds that British mercantile tonnage is
now greater than before the war. de
spite the damage done by the sub
marines. September 8, 1IM4.
Beer and wine to bear brunt of war
tax in United States.
Great Britain disarming merchant
Allies agree to make no peace terms
without others' consent.
Armed million wait in France for
battle that is expected to prove worst
conflict of war.
CHAMBER TO LAY PLANS
ninner Thursday to Consider Many
Topics ot Development.
One of the largest gatherings of
members of the Chamber of Commerce
that lias been held since the reorgan
isation Is expected 1 next Thursday
night, at the dinner of the bureau of
Industries and manufactures, at 6:15
o'crbek. The Invitation has been Issued
to members in all bureaus of the Cham
ber. A. J. Klngsley will speak on plans
for the future. Manager George E.
Hardy is expected at this meeting to
give the first public address outlining
in general his policies for future ac
tivities of the Chamber.
In addition to the addresses of the
evening a special programme of enter
tainment features will be offered un
der the direction of "Nick" Pieror.g.
WINES MAY ALL BE HELD
California Association Not to Buy
Grapes Because of War Tax.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5. An
nouncement has been made by Louis S.
H'etraore. general manager of the Cali
fornia Wine Association, that, owing to
the present -war tax on lry wine, the
association would not buy any grapes
A circular letter conveying this In
formation has been sent to California
wine growers, who were advised not
to eell their wine until after Congress
had convened, the letter expressing the
belief that Congress would modify the
selling tax of 8 cents a gallon.
GERMAN'S ON DV1NA BANK
Bridges Burned and Russians Cross
to Right Shore.
- PETROGRAD. via London, Sept. 5.
The Germans having set fire to the
bridges .over the Dvina, in the region
of Friedrichetadt. and with reinforce
ments, started a movement to force a
The Russians, according to an official
communication issued today, have
dossed to the right bank o the stream
BATTLE ON MEXICAN
BORDER IS RENEWED
United States Troops
Kill Two Bandits.
SITUATION MUCH RELIEVED
Carranza Authorities Co-operate
TROOP MOVEMENT BEGINS
Four Thousand Regulars Rushed to
Rio Grande to Maintain Peace.
Two Killed Saturday Known
to Be Carranza Supporters.
BROWNSVILLE. Tex., Sept. 5. Two
Mexican bandits were shot today by
American soldiers returning the ban
dits' fire across the Rio Grande at
Cavazos Crossing. At the same time
the gravity of the situation, was re
lieved somewhat by the co-operation
of Carranza military authorities, who
removed Carranza troops from the
river bank at Cavazos Crossing.
Major Hay, chief of staff for Major
General Frederick Funston, arrived
today from San Antonio and was fol
lowed by several troop trains, the be
ginning of a troop movement which
will put the weight of 4000 regulars in
the Lower Rio Grande Valley to help
maintain peace. '
Cimnia Officer Killed.
One Carranza officer and one civilian.
known in Matamoros, Mexico., as a
Carranza supporter, were killed in yes
terday's fighting at Cavazos Crossing".
about 50 miles west of here, between
Mexicans and American soldiers and
Texas rangers. Proof of the deaths of
these two men was brought here today
Captain Frank R. McCoy. Third
United States Cavalry, in command of
the troops at the crossing fisht. re
ported also that there probably were
other casualties among the Mexicans
yesterday. These casualties were at
least a dozen Mexicans, seen to fall
during the fighting.
The total American casualties yester
day and today were one slightcy
Permit Given to Get Body.
The American Consul, Jesse II. John
son, at Matamoros. came here today
on behalf of General 13. P. Nafarrate.
commanding Carranza troops there, to
secure permission for his men to re
cover the body of a Carranza soldlor
lying on the river bank near Reynosa.
which Is almost opposite Hidalgo, th
nearest town to the fighting yester
day. The soldier, a Carranza cavalry
man, Nafarrate told Johnson, went to
the river with his horse, whereupon
persons on the American side shot him.
Colonel Robert L. Bullard. command
ing United States troops here, sent in
structions to the troops at Hidalgo to
see that Mexicans were not harmed
when they went after the body.
CARRANZA GETS LAXSIXG XOTH
Mexican General's Friends Expect
Hint to Balk on Agreement.
VERA CRUZ. Sept. 5. The reply of
Secretary of State Lansing to Car
ranza's question as to whether the sig
natories of the note drafted by the re
cent Pan-American peace conference
acted in official capacity was received
The belief is expressed here that Gen
eral Carranza now will not delay lonsr
his note replying to the peace appeal,
and that it will reject the proposition.
General Carranza's forces are mak
ing steady progress, according to all
official reports, and it Is said that he
will point out the inconsistency and in
advisability of his entering into an
agreement with those hostile to him,
especially under the direction of for
OBRBGOX ENTERS SALTILLO
Villa Followers Lose Heavily When
Resistance Is Made.
VERA CRUZ, Sept. 6. SalUllo. capi
tal of the State of Coahuila, was occu
pied today by General Obregon.
Followers of Villa resisted the Car
ranza forces at Angostura, an outlying
point, and are reported to have suf
fered severe losses.
ARMY AEROPLANE FALLS
Lieutenant Morrow and Private
Kuchnkryk Are Injured.
BROWNSVILLE. Tex., Sept. S. One
of the United States Army aeroplanes
here fell about 50 feet just before sun
set tonight at the aviation field.
Flight Lieutenant Joseph C. Morrow,
of Pittsburg, was stunned and badly
bruised. Private Adam Kuehnkryk,
who was making a flight with him.
was badly bruised. Both are expected
to recover. The machine was com
Runaway Boy Caught. '
Albert Volin. a 15-year-old boy from
Tacoma. Wash., was arrested as a run
away last r.lght by Captain Circle. The
boy was half famished, and the polica
maa took him to a restaurant for
lun-h before sending him to the Coun