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VOL. LV NO. 17,113.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER r9, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Convict Taken to Hospital
WOUND IS PROBABLY FATAL
Outlaw Surrounded After
Chase of 24 Hours and
, Taken in Night Fight.
200 MEN JOIN SEARCH
Linn County Sheriff and Posse
Trail Minto's Slayer to
Bridge Near Albany.
SALliJt, Or., Sept. is. (Special.)
Otto Hooker was shot and xerionsly
Tvo'jndcd, near .lhan;, shortly after
The wounded man has been taken to
at hospital In Albany.
Ilooxer was shot through the right
breast and probably will die.
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 28. (Special.)
All day almost 200 armed men have
combed the country north and east of
Albany in a fruitless search for Otto
Hooker, the escaped convict who shot
and killed Harry Minto, warden of the
State I'enilentiury, and wounded J. J.
Benson. Marshal of Jefferson, last
night. They have searched far and
wide without getting a trace of the
Tonight they are playing a waiting
game. There will be no search, but at
every road and every railroad crossing,
at scores of other places, where brush
shelters command open places, men
with rifles and other death-dealing
weapons will lie in wait for thie much
wanted man. Men are on guprri all
over the western part of Linn County.
Hunters Are Determined.
Auto after auto has left Albany dur
ing the day, laden with- determined
men, well armed. Penitentiary guards,
their hearts full because of the killing
of Harry Minto, peace officers of Linn,
Marion and Polk Counties, and volun
teers of all trades and professions and
with all kinds of weapons are on guard
Hooker has been in hiding all. day.
of this officers are certain. So thor
oughly has the country been patrolled
and such an active telephone campaign
with farm houses in all directions has
. been carried on from the Sheriff's of
fice here all day that if he had ap
peared anywhere word would have
Both because he traveled far yester
day and would have been exhausted,
nd for his own safety, officers feel he
did not travel today. They are satis
fied he spent the day in some barn or
straw-stack and will sally forth tonight.
Furthermore the officers think he is
within 10 miles of Albany. They take
no stock in reports he caught a train,
most of which have been proved er
roneous. A bloodhound from Portland was
placed on his trail today, but did not
develop the chase satisfactorily. Ex
perienced dogs are on the way here
both from Walla Walla.. Wash., and
Weed, Cal., and are expected before
morning. Clothes left in Hooker's cell
at the State Prison have been brought
bere to give them the scent.
Capture Alive Unexpected.
That Hooker will not be taken alive
Is the belief. Two reasons for this
are given. His actions indicate he will
shoot if halted and furthermore the
manhunters, knowing this fact, will
shoot on sight. The only things the
guards have been cautioned about is
to be sure of identification.
Humor after rumor that Hooker had
been seen one place or another was
truced down today and proved un
founded. Only two reports had not been thor
oughly exploded tonight. One was that
tome school children at Black Dog
landing, on the Willamette, north of
this city, had seen the convict. This
is in line with the theory of many of
ficers that he is in that vicinity. The
other is that a man, hatless and coat
less, was seen near Sanderson's bridge,
nine miles east of Albany, at 11 o'clock
this morning. A place where a man
apparently had been lying in the sand
along the South Santlum River was
found near there tonight.
One Suspect Taken, but Iteleased.
A man was arrested at Harrisburg
this afternoon in the belief he was
Hooker, but it was soon established he
was not the right man.
Alba.iy has been almost au armed
camp all day today. Groups of men
were standing on the streets all day:
mm walked about with rifles, and
utos with guns sticking out of the
sides were seen every few minutes.
Salem furnished at least 50 men for
Sheriff Bodine has been in charge of
s. telephone campaign all over the
county all day and also has headed
parties of searchers much of the time.
Walter Johnson, veteran penitentiary
guard, has headed the party of guards
(Concluded on Fa;e 2, Column sT)
EUROPE is buying
LUMBER IN WEST
SPRCCE, THOUGHT TO BE FOR
AEROPLANES, IS TAKEN.
Shipments Averaging 750.000 to
1,000,000 Feet Monthly Go
East by Railway.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Sept. 28. (Spe
cial.) Between 750,000 and 1.000.000
feet of lumber has been shipped from
Grays Harbor to Europe during each of
the past three months.
The shipments are mostly of spruce
and a part of this Is believed to be used
for aeroplanes by the allies.
The shipments are generally made to
New York, Boston or Philadelphia, from
which places they are dispatched in
steamers. The monthly shipments are
carried across the continent in from 20
to 30 cars.
Spruce is regarded as the best aero
plane material, due to its lightness and
extreme toughness. England is one of
the heavy buyers.
Grays Harbor lumbermen generally
are of the opinion that conditions are
better than they have been recently.
This is attributed largely to the fact
that farmers are now doing their usual
heavy Fall buying. No better condi
tions are expected in the immediate
FRENCH HERALD APPROACH
Aviator Drops Notices in Liege and
Escapes Despite Heavy Eire.
LONDON. Sept. 28. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph Company from
"An aviator flew over Liege yester
day, coming from the south, and threw
down into the city French flags and
documents containing proclamations
announcing that the allies were ad
vancing and calling on the populace
of Liege to keep up their courage. Al
though subjected to a heavy Are, the
This is the first visit of an airman
of the entente allies to Liege since the
fall of the city, and his appearance is
described as greatly cheering the Bel
"U" TO GET UNIQUE CLOCK
John Muir's Famous Timepiece to
Be Given Wisconsin.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 28. John
Muir's famous clock, which, in addition
to keeping time, awoke hira in the
V.. irnmT liv tlnninfr h! hl.fl will b-
come the property of the University
of Wisconsin at the close of the Panama-Pacific
Muir invented the clock many years
The daughters of the naturalist, Mrs.
Helen Muir Funk and Mrs. Wanda Muir
Hanna. of Martinez, Cal., have offered
the clock to the Wisconsin institution,
which Muir attended in the early '60s,
and the gift has been accepted.
SALARY DEMAND DEFENDED
Dr. Marcellus Says Private Practice
Worth $5800 Is Abandoned.
-A salary of $4800 a year is not ex
cessive for the position of Health
Officer in a city the size of Portland,
said Dr. M. B. Marcellus, City Health
Officer, yesterday in defense of his re
quest made for an increase of $1200 a
year in salary.
"The year before 1 took this position
my income was $5S00 from private
practice. 1 cannot afford to give my
time for the present salary of $3b00 a
year. It is out of proportion to the
salary paid for health officers in other
BLAZING SHIP SCORNS AID
Krench Ereigrhter Arrives, Victor
Over Eire Raging Seven Days.
NEW YORK, Sept. 28. The French
line freighter La Drome arrived in po
today, victor over a -fire which raged
for seven days in one of her foreholds.
La Drome left Bordeaux August 31
and at 4 A. M September 11 fire was
discovered beneath No. 2 forehatch. The
officers and crew set to work at once
and were iule to keep it under con
trol, even refusing assistance from an
The fire finally was extinguished
after 700 tons of cargo was destroyed.
POPE TO ASK FOR TRUCE
Vatican to Urge Memorial Service on
All Souls Day for Dead.
BERLIN, Sept. 28. (By wireless to
Sayville.) The Munich -'ost, accordini
to the Overseas News Agency, has 're
ceived a report from -Switzerland that
Pope Benedict is preparing a circular
letter to the belligerents asking for a
general tru-e on All Souls day.
The Pontiff asked that the truce be
dedicated to the memory of the sol
diers who have perished in the war
SHIPS ORDERED OF CHINA
Builders In Orient Compete With
Europe for First Time.
COPENHAGEN, via London, Sept. 28.
For the tirst time in history, Chinese
shipbuilders are competitors of the
European yards. A steamship com
pany of Drammen has ordered three
steamers to be delivered in 1916 and
The placing of this order in China
is due to the unusual pressure of tbe
AI F Rll I IflN I DAN
of Terms Made.
SMALL EONS TO BE ISSUED
Public to Get Issue at 98, Un
derwriters at 96.
BANKERS FORM SYNDICATE
Chicago Receives News With Cheers
and Explanation Is Made That
Credit Will Have Benefi
cial Effect on Trade,
NEW YORK. Sept. 28. The Anglo-
French financial commission announced
tonight that the proposed credit loan
to Great Britain and France would be
$500,000,000 and would be issued on
joint Anglo-French five-yean S per
cent bonds, offered to the public at
S8 and to the syndicate of underwrit
ers at 96.
It also was announced that the bonds
would be issued in denominations as
Jow as $100, and that subscribers
might pay for them by installments.
Definite Plan Announced.
The agreement between the Anglo-
French financial commission and the
American bankers with whom they
have been conferring over the proposed
credit loan to Great Britain and
France has resulted in the formation
of a definite plan, it was announced
officially here tonight, for the 'estab
lishment of a $500,000,000 loan issue
on 5 per cent five year joint British
and French bonds, payable jointly and
severally by the two nations upon
which the big loan will be a first lien.
Bankers to Form Syndicate.
The bonds will be issued to the pub
lic at 98, thus yielding approximately
54 per cent to the investor, and to
the Nation-wide syndicate of bankers
which will subscribe to the loan at 96
Formation of the syndicate has been
left to-J P. Morgan & Co., "and a large
group of American bankers and finan
cial houses" The bonds will be Issued
in denominations as low as $100 and
subscribers thereto may pay for them
At maturity these bonds will be re
payable in cash or convertible into 5 'J
per cent joint Anglo-French bonds, re
deemable from 10 to 20 years there
after by the two governments Jointly
Exchange to Be Stabilized.
Sir Henry Babbington Smith, a mem
ber of the commission, made public the
announcement. Sir Henry said an Iden
tical statement would be made public
tonight in Chicago by' Lord Reading,
chairman of the commission, who, with
three other members, is conferring
with Western bankers there. The state-
1 Concluded on Page 2, Column 5.)
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTEHDAYfS Maximum temperature, 70
degrees; minimum. 43 decrees.
TODAY'S Fair; easterly winds.
Mother of British soldiers angered by re
ceipt of bonus on coal mine stock.
Allies are ready to join 'Balkan States in
-fight on Bulgaria. Page IS.
German Major says resources vast com
pared to foe3'. Page 2.
Pilot of Zeppelin tells of voyages. Page 1.
Italian warship meets disaster. Page 1.
German line not yet broken by allies. Page 1.
Bonier Invasion. b 500 Mexican bandits
.threatened. Page 3.
Dr. Dumba recall incident considered closed.
Western railroads ask rate rehearing. Page 7.
Ambassador Hetrlck makes visit to Oregon
building text of rural credits talk.
Half billion loan to allies formally an
nounced. Page 1.
Ardmore blames Santa Fc Railway for dis
aster. Page 7.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland U.
Oakland 0; Vernon 12. Los Angeles 2;
Salt Lake 4, San Francisco L Page 12.
University of Oregon faculty will decide to
day on athletic policy. Page lii.
Oakland baseball official says Portland -fans
'quit cold." Page 12.
Johnny Parsons quits Oregon. Page 1-.
Addison Bennett finds p 1311, Wash., a pros
perous, busy, lltt it town. P-se 6.
Europe buying lumber In West thought to be
for airship material. Page 1.
Hooker still free, but all points are guarded.
Races and airmen thrill bigger crowds at
Salem fair. Page 6.
Ideal weather greets crowds at opening of
The Dalles fair. Page .
Commercial and Marine.
Chamber of Commerce committee establishes
crop standards. Page 17.
Delay to threshing by rain lifts wheat prices
at Chicago. Page 17.
Violent fluctuations in war stocks in Wall
street. Page 17.
Budget of Dock Commission Is fJUT.tm.
Portland and Vicinity.
Friendly suit against County Commissioners
will be to define road di&irict -ws.
Milwaukee gets through service over O.-W.
U. fc N. into Portland. Page 13.
Estimates for operating Water Bureau less
. than cost in 1015. Page 13.
Society thrones Meier & Frank auditorium
to see p.'omanaile des toillettes. Page u.
Myron T. Merrick explains rural credit
plan. Page 4.
Schools rmptied quickly in fire drills.
Weather :-eport. data, and forecast. Page 17.
Night schools to open October 4. Page It.
YUAN WANTS NO CROWN
China's President Disavows Desire
to Be Emperor.
HONOLULU, Sept. 28. Yuan Shi Kai,
President of the republic of China,
would not accept an Emperorship, ac
cording to Dr. F. J. Goodnow. legal
adviser to the Chinese government, who
arrived here from the Orient today on
the liner Manchuria. Dr. Goodnow
gives Yuan Shi Kai himself as author
ity for the declaration.
The Manchuria's passengers include
124 German refugees, bound for San
FLOOD WIPES OUT CORPS
German Forte Caught in Marshes,
Says Petrograd Dispatch.
LONDON. Sept. 29. The Times Pe
trograd correspondent says: ,
"A report which has been confirmed
from a good quarter is that the 41st
German army corps was overtaken by
the flooding of the Pinsk marshes.
"Being unable to escape, nearly the
whole of the corps perished."
IT'S A i-ON'G WAY TO TIPPERARY.
PILOT OF ZEPPELIN
TELLS OF VOYAGES
London Declared Vast
SCORES nooN CITED
British Aeroplanes Feeble De
fense Against Dirigible.
NO ZEPPELIN YET LOST
Flyer Says He Has Strict Orders to
Avoid Hitting SU Paul's and
Other Chnrches, Westminster
Abbey or Parliament.
BT KARL H. VOX WIEG AND.
(Special staff correspondent of the New
York World. Ccpynehl. liHS. by the i'ress
J'uMislitnc Company. Special cable. fub
liaheu by arrangement.)
BERLIN, via The Hague. Sept. 19.
(Delayed in transmission in London.)
"London is a vast military center and
a military defended city in every sense.
The laws of war, written or unwrit
ten, as applicable to aerial warfare,
therefore properly point to aerial at
tack so far as concerns everything
usable for military purposes, such as
the big railway stations, banks, docks,
shipyards, industrial establishments,
"it any one believes that London is
not 'defended,' and pretty well de
fended at that, he should have stood
by my side in the front gondola of my
Zeppelin in my last attack on Lon
don, a few nights ago. and seen the
red, angry flashes of scores of cannon
belching shrapnel at my craft."
Dreams of Romance True.
- So spoke Lieutenant - Commander
Mathy of the Zeppelin aerial cruiser
squadron of the German navy.
"The day of battles in air, and
of attacks from the air. of which
the romance writers have long
dreamed prophetic though perhaps
somewhat fantastic, dreams, has come
to stay," he continued. "Only the
future can tell how much of the
futuristic, impressionistic visions in
the air pictured by the fictionists in
their romances on the subject may
come true. Years ago anyone who
would have believed Jules Verne's
dreams would become more or less a
reality would have been regarded as
being not entirely normal.
Day of War In Air Dawning.
"Two years' training and service in
the big Zeppelin cruisers .of Germany's
airship fleet attached to our nary con
vinces me we are only at the "dawn of
the day of war in the air and from the
air, and only at the beginning of the
great era of development . of aerial
craft which will have great bearing on
the future of wars."
In March I had the good fortune of
meeting Lieutenant-Commander Han
sen, of the U-16, but now commanding
Concluded on Pace 3. Column 1.)
REAR-ADMIRAL. ASKMG DEAD IX
EXPLOSION AXD FIRE.
Eight OlTicers and' 379 Murines
"Saved Thus Far." According
to Report From Brindisi.
PARIS. Sept. 28. A dispatch to the
Havas Agency from Brindisi says:
"A fire which was followed by an
explosion has occurred on board the
Italian battleship Bendetto Bfin. Eight
officers and 379 marines have been
saved thus far.
"Rear-Admiral Rubin de Cervin is
among the dead
"The fire was purely accidental."
The battleship Benedetto Brln was
a vessel of 13.427 tons, and in peace
times carried a complement of 720
men. She was completed in 1904 at a
cost of 15.750.000.
The battleship, which was of the pre-
dreadnought class, carried four 12-inch,
four eight-inch and 12 six-inch guns.
20 12-pounders. two one-pounders and
two maxims. She was also armed with
four torpedo 'tubes. The vessal had a
speed of about 20 knots. Rear-Admiral
Baron Krnesto Rubin de Cervin was in
command of the vessel.
BEZDEK, AGE 6, 'GETS MAN'
Vouthfiil Gridiron Aspirant Claims
No Honor for Opponent's Injury.
EUGENE, Or.. Sept. 2S. (Special.)
Six-year-old Hugo Bedzek. Jr.. built
on the same model as his father, the
former heavy Chicago University lines
man, now coach of the University of
Oregon gridiron squad, numbered his
first football victim tonight.
Charles Evans, 13-year-olu yon of
J. W. Evans, was tackle, and he downed
his man. Young Bezdek was Johnny-on-the-spot
with team work and his
81 pounds soon rested on the mass of
Evans rose with a hrokrn arm.
snapped between the elbow and wrist.
He was taken to the hospital.
The son of the football mentor claims
no glory for the accident. In fact, he
is quite certain that the boy beneath
him was responsible for the accident to
the "man" on the bottom.
MRS. HAILEY NOT ENGAGED
Romance Based on Humor Is Em
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Sept- 2S.
(Special.) Mrs. Thomas G. Hailey. re
cently official hostess at the Oregon
building of tc Panama-Pacific Expo
sition, today emphatically denied re
ports of her engagement that were re
ceived from Portland.
"I am not engaged to John Kettle
Graves, who is mentioned in the Port
land dispatch, no- to anyone else." said
Mrs. Hailey today. "The report that
my name has been connected with an
exposition romance is news indeed to
me and is entirely without foundation
in fact. Furthermore. 1 do not even
kuow anyone of the name of John
PRICE-FIXING IS ENJOINED
Decree Establishing Precedent Is
Filed in Kellogg Case.
i uiiiKuir, sept. us. The Kellogg
I Toasted Corn Flakes Company, of Bat
! tie Creek, Mich., is permanently en-
Joined from fixing the resale price on
its product by a consent decree an
nounced today in the United States
District Court in the Government's
anti-trust suit against the Kellogg
The decree takes effect after October
15 of thi3 year and is considered highly
important because it establishes a
precedent against the fixing of resale
prices on food products.
GERMAN UPHOLDS TURKS
Alrocities Heport Exaggerated and
Action Provoked, Says Bernstorrf.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28. Count von
Bernstorff. the German Ambassador,
today sent a communication to the
State Department, saying reports of
I Turkish atrocities against Armenians
were greatly exaggerated, and defend
j ing in part the action of the Turks as
j having been provoked.'
i Since Turkey has let it be known
that no foreign Interf erciite witli her
Armenian policy will be permitted, the
United States probably will avoid the
matter as the subject for any formal
protest, unless Americans become in
volved HEAD SHOWN AS TROPHY?
Brownsville Hears Mexicans Muti
lated American Cavalrymen.
BROWNSVILLE. Tex.. Sept. 28. That
the head of Private Richard J. Johnson,
United States cavalryman. missing
since last Friday's battle near Pro
greso. has been exniblted as a trophy
on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande
was the statement made tonight by a
Mexicnn prisoner to Hidalgo County
officials at Pharr. according to a report
which reached here.
The officers admitted that they were
holding the Mexican in connection with
the disappearance of the soldier, but
declined to confirm the report.
General Marchand Wounded.
PARIS. Sept. 28. Brigadier-General
Marchand, of Fashoda fame, who has
Uistinsuished himself several times
upon the field in the present war, was
wounded in the course of the fighting
in the Champagne district when the
French forces took the offensive Sat
urday. The General was hit in the
abdomen by a fragment of a, shell. His
condition is serious.
i LIE iS
Allies' Main Purpose
DOMINATING CRESTS TAKEN
French Render Foes' Commu
nicating Railway Useless.
BRITISH ADD TO GAINS
Strong Trenches and Bom li-Proofs
Near loos Captured German
Second Line Shattered and
LONDON. Sept. IS. In Chamnagne
the French are attacking the German
lines of trenches and are making fur
ther progress, but seemingly the allies
offensive movement is not being carried
on with the same impetuosity which
characterized tire first two days of the
The successes won are recognized as
important, but the main object, which
is to break through the German lines,
has not been accomplished.
Both the British and French have im
proved their positions greatly, and hold
crests from which they can dominate
the German lines of communications,
so that their next attempt to win a de
cisive victory should be easy, in the
view of military experts in London.
French Aim for Heights.
The French continue to push forward
east of Souchez. aiming at the heights
of Vimy. which command the plain to
the east: while the British to tho
north are making secure their hold or.
the Lens-LaBasse road and are beat
ing off the German counter-attacks.
The battle in Champagne is over a
16-mlle 'ront, where the French are -attacking
and are now within less than
two miles of the railway which crossei
the country behind the German posi
tions, and which lias been so useful to
them in moving troops and supplies to
threatened points. With the Frencli
guns within easy range the railway is
Official Reports Uiangrec.
As usual there Is a great divergence
between the German and Frencn offi
cial accounts of the battles. The Ger
mans say all the French attacks ha,-.'
been repulsed, and that many prisoners
have been captured.
It i the same with regard to the
Crown Prince's offensive in the Ar
gonne. Whereas this is described by
the Frencli as an important action, the
Germans say it is a minor one. designed
to improve th situation, and that the
desired result has been achieved.
Brltlxh Take Strong Lines.
An official communication just made
public dealing with the operation in
France Tuesday says that In the heavy
fight around Loos the British have
taken exceptionally strong German
lines of trendies and bombproof shel
ters, several hundred yards in extent.
Having taken the German tecond
line, the statement says the British are
now after the third lineof trenches.
In all. more than 3000 prisoners have
been taken and 21 guns and 40 machine
guns have been captured and others
FRENCH HEPORT .MORE GAINS
Prisoners Include Germans Only Re
cently From Russian Front.
PARIS. Sept. 28. The French troops,
fighting on the western front, have
made further gains of ground east of
Souchez and north of Massigcs. The
prisoners taken include Germans re
cently brought back from the Russian
front, according to the official com
munication Issued by the Frencli War
A heavy artillery action is in prog
ress in the Argonne.
The text of the stutement follows:
"In the course of the day of Septem
ber 2S our troops continued to gain
ground foot by foot in the direction of
the ridges to the east of Souchez. We
took about a hundred prisoner,
among whom were men of a guard
corps brought back a few days ago
from the Russian frontier.
"In the Champagne likewise new
progress has been realized, particularly
to the north of Massiges, where wc
have taken an additional S0O prisoners.
"The enemy lias directed against
our trenches in the Argonne a violent
bombardment, to which wo have ef
ficaciously replied, but he has at
tempted no infantry action.
"Engagements with grenades have
enabled us to regain some parts of our
first line, where the enemy had main
tained himself since yesterday.
"There has been intermittent can
nonading in the forest of Le I'etrc and
the region of the Ban de Sapt."
U-BOAT BIDS ASKED FOR
Xavy Department to Consider Oilers
of Builders Tomorrow. .
WASHINGTON Sept. 28. Bids for IS
new submarines, five seagoing cruisers
and 11 of the coast defense type. ni!
be opened at the Navy Department
Thursday. September 30.
The vessels were authorized by tne