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TOL. TXI XQ. 17,09.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
If AUTOS PILE UP
AT TURN IN TRACK
AMERICAN FLAG IS
ON PACIFIC AGAIN
PICNIC ON RIVER
ENDS IN DROWNING
FIX SEPT. 4
DEATH CASE IS HELD
AS STRIKE DATE
TWO MEN KILLED, ONE MOR
TALLY Injured ix race.
PACIFIC MAIIj LIXER SAILS FOR
AVIFE SEES ARTHUR CLARK GO
BEYOXD HIS DEPTH.
WAR OH GERMANY
Formal Action Result of
Pressure by Allies.
MILITARY PHASE UNCHANGED
Troops, However, Now Will Be
Available for Service on
Any Battle Line.
FORMALITY LONG DELAYED
Step Is Made Inevitable by
Sending of Trooos to the
ROME, Aug. 27. Italy today de
clared war on Germany.
Italy and Germany have been drift
ing steadily toward war. The declara
tion became inevitable when Italy re
cently sent troops to Saloniki to co
operate in the campaign of the entente
allies on the Macedonian front, as
Germany is directing the opposing
forces and has troops on this battle
Anomalous Situation Ended.
Italy's position In regard to Ger
many has been an anomalous one since
Italy withdrew from the Triple Alli
ance May 23 of last year and de
clared war on Austria. Although by
this act she arrayed herself against
her former allies, Germany and Aus
tria, she remained officially ;at peace
with Germany until yesterday.
Before Italy took this step Germany
exerted every effort to. induce . her to
remain neutral," sending to Rome as
an Ambassador Prince von Buelow.
The Prince for some time averted war
between Austria and Italy, and when
he saw a rupture was inevitable took
steps toward preservation of an offi
cial peace between Germany and Italy.
He negotiated a special agreement un
der which, in case of war between
Austria and Italy, Germany and Italy
pledged themselves to respect the
properties and lives of their respect
ive subjects in one another's domains.
Allies Exert Pressure.
According to unofficial reports from
Europe, Italy's allies were dissatisfied
and at the Paris council of entente
powers in February last asked the
Italian representatives why their na
tion was not at war with Germany.
Italy already had agreed not to con
clude a separate peace and at the
Paris conference sanctioned the plan
for a permanent high council of the
entente powers for future conduct of
The increasing co-operation among
the entente allies and the necessity
for bringing into service Italy's sur
plus of troops gradually brought Italy
into such a position that it became
evident a declaration of hostilities
against Germany was certain. '
Court Holds Nations at War.
The first overt act in this direction
occurred shortly after the Paris con
ference, February 29, when Italy
requisitioned 34 of the 37 German
steamships interned in Italian ports
tso help meet the pressing need of the
Rallies for shipping facilities. Other
t indications of approaching war have
' hpn ohsprvpH in rprpnt. -ojoVc
A German court ruled that Italy
and Germany were actually, though
not formally, at war.
It was reported unofficially that
Germany had taken charge of the de
fense of Trieste.
A more definite indication was the
severance last month of the commer
cial agreement providing for mutual
respect of the rights of one-another's
subjects. The final step was the
sending of Italian troops to Saloniki.
Italy and Germany severed diplomatic
relations last year.
Military Situation Little Affected.
Italy's action probably will have lit
tle effect on the military situation in
the immediate future, although as the
war goes on it may have a more , im
portant bearing. On the Austro-Ital-
ian front Italy finds active use or
hardly more than half her army and
in future can send available troops to
any front. Having committed her
self already to the Macedonian cam
paign, Italy's step is of no significance
as respects that theater of war.
Germany hereafter will be free to
Concluded on Pace 4. Column 3.)
Mechanician Is Decapitated, Driver
Crushed Leading Car Skids,
Ten Others Crash Into It.
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 27. Two
men were killed and eight others in
Jured, one of them probably fatally,
when 11 of 14 .automobiles piled up
at the first turn during the lOf-mtle
race at Recreation Park here today.
Marion Arnold, mechanician, Chicago,
Jack Peacock, driver, Brooklyn, both
hips broken and head crushed; died in
F. EL Marquette, Kalamazoo, mech
anician for Peacock, was probably fa
The accident occurred when Pea
cock's car, leading in the race, skidded
and struck the fence at the first turn.
It was overturned and thrown across
the "track. Before anyone could signal
the drivers, ten of the machines, going
at a terrible clip, ploughed into .the
overturned car. Five were completely
SUBMARINE'S LOSS DENIED
Berlin Says All TJ-Boats Engaged In
Battle Have Returned.
" BERLIN, via London. Aug. 27. No
German submarine was lost in the en
gagement In the North Sea last week.
the German admiralty 'declared today.
."The admiralty staff states In con
nection with the official report of
Tuesday that all submarines partici
pating in the enterprise o.f August 19
have returned. The British admiralty
statement concerning the destruction
of one German submarine, therefore.
The British claLm that a German
submarine was rammed and that an
other was sunk in the North Sea fight.
The German admiralty early in the
week admitted that one submarine was
damaged but declared it returned
safely. It said that the report that
one submarine was - destroyed could
be passed on only when all the sub
"BOB" HODGE IS OVERCOME
Blazing Auto of Seattle Sheriff Sets
Grain Field Afire.
POMEROT, -Wash.. Aug. 27. (Spe
cial.) Robert Hodge, King County
Sheriff and Republican candidate for
Governor, Saturday was overcome by
fumes while fighting a fire which
broke out In his automobile eight miles
west of Pomeroy. Mr. Hodge was on a
campaign tour through the state. .
The flames burst through the hood
of the- machine and an explosion fol
lowed, which lifted Mr. Hodge and Ms
companion, Mike Hally, from their
seats. The car was on a down grade
and when the explosion occurred It left
the road and shot into a field of grain,
dropping fire as it went. Fifty acres
of grain owned by S. H. Schaaf were
burned. The car is a total loss. Mr.
Hodge and Mr. Hally left for Spokane
WORD "C1LK" HELD DECEIT
Federal Commission Bars Trade
Name of Cotton Fabric.
NEW YORK, Aug. 27. The Federal
Trade Commission has issued' an order
directing the Circle Cllk Company, of
Philadelphia, to discontinue using the
word "cllk" in reference to any of its
products other than real silk in cpn
nection with sales, trademarks and ad
The Commission held that the use of
the word "cllk" for products made of
mercerized Sea Island cotton thread
was deceptive. The decision is looked
on as a precedent.
DROWNING GIRL RESCUED
Miss Frieda Le Grand Saved b
Miss Frieda LeGrand, 770 Raleigh
street, narrowly escaped drowning yes
terday when she was seized with
cramps while bathing at Magone Park,
above Osjvego. She had gone under the
water for the second time when she
was rescued by Glenn Cuslck, a member
of the party she Was with.
Miss LeGrand. who le a stenographer,
21 years old, is a good swimmer, and
was 50 feet from the shore when the
cramp seized her. She had recovered
last night from her experience.
KING TO SOUND ROUMANIA
Political Leaders and ex-Ministers
Called to Discuss War.
LONDON, Aug. 27. According to a
Bucharest dispatch, the King of Rou
mania has convened a conference of
representatives of all the political
parties, ex-Premiers, ex-presidents of
the legislative chambers. Ministers and
government representatives with the
idea of ascertaining the views of all
sections of public opinion on the pres
Swedes Stone Americans.
STOCKHOLM, via London. Aug. 27.
After the All-American Association
football team, playing today at Gothen
burg, had defeated the Oergryte Sports
Club, one of the best teams in Swe
den, two goals to one, a furious mob
attacked severa of the American play
ers and threw stones at their automo
biles as they drove to their hotel.
Poisoningof Sandy Bus
iness Man Is Probed.
TORN LETTER MAY SHED LIGHT
Woman Taken to Oregon City
SUICIDE THEORY DOUBTED
Mrs. Maude Zabrlskie, Xow Pris
oner, Admits Late Fred Glock
ner Tried to Induce Her to
Go Away With Him.
Mrs. Maude Zabrlskie. the "mysteri
ous blonde" who paced the corridors of
the Good Samaritan Hospital Saturday
all day, seeking in vain entrance to
the room In which Fred Glockner, pros
perous merchant of Sandy, Or., sup
posedly a suicide, was dying, was de
tained in Portland last night and held
for Investigation. She was first taken
to the Portland City Jail and later
taken to 'Oregpn City to be examined
before the Coroner's Jury; A letter
torn to bits, found among her effects,
was patched together and held. .r.
Her detention was broughtfc.bout at
the instigation of the Clackamas court
officials, who yesterday called to their
aid City Detectives Goltz and Howell,
of 'Portland. Detective Goltz found
Mrs. Zabrlskie at 373 Taylor street.
Woman Vanlshea at Death.
- Mr. Glockner, who was 37 years old,
married and well to do, was found in a
dying condition on the Bluff road about
a mile from Sandy, at 9 o'clock
Wednesday morning. He was brought
to Portland and placed in the Good
Samaritan Hospital. He died at 1:30
o'clock Sunday morning. During his
last hours Mrs. Zabrlskie, who is an
attractive young woman of.33, was kept
from his room. She remained until
Mr. Glockner was dead and then sud
denly vanished, only to be traced to
her rooming place yesterday. .
Mr. Glockner's death was at first be
lieved to have been the result of a
suicidal intent. Officials of Clackamas
County were not satisfied of that con
clusion and yesterday began running
down clews that tended to Indicate
Sheriff "Wilson and Acting Coroner
Slevers arrived In Oregon City late last
night to trace that end of the affair.
Sheriff Wilson took Mrs. Zabrlskie in
Morphine Found In Hand.
A bottle which once contained mor
phine was found in Mr. Glockner's
hand, and R. E. Essen, a Sandy drug
gist, identified It. Mr. Essen was out
of' his store on an errand Tuesday
night and returned to find Glockner in
the back part of the store room. The
day Mr. Glockner's body was found,
Essen checked over his stock of poi
sons and found that 45 one-fourth-grain
morphine tablets had been taken.
The supposition was that Mr. Glock
ner took the tablets from the drug
store shelf, went to the secluded spot
(Concluded on Page 13, Column 3.)
Battleship Oregon Escorts Vessel to
Sea Six Large Passenger Ves
sels Promised Soon.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27. The
American flag was restored today to
the trans-Pacific service when the Pa
cific Mail liner Ecuador left for the
Far East with more than 5000 tons of
freight and a full complement of pas
sengers. The significance of the occa
sion was recognized by the Govern
ment and the battleship -Oregon and
the United States quarantine steamer
Argonaut accompanied the liner as far
as the lightship.
This was the first time In the. his
tory of the 'port that a commercial
liner has had a Navy escort to sea.
The Ecuador in one of three vessels
bought by the Pacific Mall Company
for this service, and to these three It
was indicated today by officials of the
company there will be added before
long at least three more large passen
gei liners. Since the old Pacific Mail
Company retired from the trans-Pacific
service nearly two years ago the trade
between this coast and the Far East
has been practically monopolized by
the Toyo Kisen Kaisha, a subsidized
MR. HUGHES TAKES REST
Nominee to Remain at Estes Park,
Colo., ITntU Thursday.
ESTES PARK. Colo., Aug. 27.
Charles E. Hushes today arrived here,
where he plans to remain un.il Thurs
day, resting before resuming his speak
ing tour. Mr. Hughes was admittedly
The nominee and Mrs. Hughes mo
tored here from Lyons, Colo., where a
company of Boy Scouts and most of the
population of the place greeted them
on their arrival.
Mr. and Mrs. Hughes went for a brief
walk today and later took a short au
tomobile ride. The nominee's favorite
recreation is mountain climbing and he
plans to take several hikes in the
mountains about here dur'ng his brief
NURSES SENT TO BORDER
Red Cross Responds Promptly to
War Department Request. ,
WASHINGTON, Aaff." 27. The Ameri
can Red Cross announced tonight that
55 of its most expert nurses had been
sent to the border for duty with the
troops, and that additional groups has
been organized and were ready to go
as soon as the War Department desig
nates places for them.
The department recently asked the
organization to choose 100 nurses for
BOY BATHER IS RESCUED
Captain Lurlle Gray Saves Life of
Elmer Scott at Woodland.
WOODLAND. Wash., Aug. 27. (Spe
cial.) Elmer Scott, 12, son of W. T.
Scott, was rescued and resuscitated by
Captain Lurlle Gray, of the steamer
Etna, after the lad had been drawn
by the current under a launch In the
Columbia River yesterday, near the
The boy, with a number of friends,
had been swimming.
COMING INTO THE HOME STRETCH AND GOING STRONG.
George Roos,. Portland
Youth, Lost in Swirl.
BROTHER SWIMS TO SHORE
Desperate Battle Fought With
POSTED WARNING IGNORED
Doys Paddling From Lcwiston, Ida.,
to Portland as Vacation Out
ing When Disaster Occurs.
Dody Is Not Found.
THE DALLES, Or.. Aug. 27. (Spe
cial.) While attempting to make the
rapids at Celilo at S o'clock this after
noon, George Roos, of 321 Sixth street.
Portland, was drowned.- His brother.
Walter Roos. succeeded in swimming
a whirlpool in safety.
The Roos brother had shipped their
canoe to Lewiston, Idaho, two weeks
ago and -followed it there to spend
their vacation on a trip down the Co
lumbia River. They took their time
and camped along the river and had no
accidents until they reached the Celilo
WarnliK Is Displayed.
When they arrived at the canal they
found signs warning ; them off, but
could find no one to give them infor
mation. They took the first lap of
the canal until they came to the first
gate, where they lifted the canoe over
and started down the second lap. Be
fore they reached the second gate they
met an Indian, who informed them
that there were six more gates to pass
over and as they had already damaged
their canoe making the first gate, they
decided to go back into the river, which
they managed after considerable labor.
Then they attempted to make the
rapids, and by hugging the Washing
ton side they managed to get close to
the big eddy. . . Here they misinter
preted the river and hearing what they
thought to be falls, turned in closer to
the river edge. The canoe turned
around completely twice and then a
swell hit It and turned it over, throw
ing them into the water.
Survivor Barely Escapes.
Walter, the youngest boy, grabbed
their pack. and told his brother to let
the canoe go and started ' to swim
ashore. He was drawn under twice and
in attempting to secure a hold on the
rocks was torn from them. He landed
on a rock and recovered his breath and
strength, called loudly for help but as
there was nobody in sight he again
attempted to make shore and gained
the i.nk among the rocks.
He did not see his brother from the
time that he told him to let the canoe
go and a long search was fruitless.
He attempted to get the Indians to
help him, but they declined.
Officers Join Search.
Toung Roos walked into Grand
Dalles and ferried across to The Dalles
(Concluded on Pare fi. Column 2. )
Failure of Body to Rise After Sink-
Ing Once Foils Efforts at Res
cue Palmotor of Xo Avail.
Arthur Clark. 24 years old. of 618
North Ivanhoe street. St. Johns, was
drowned In the Willamette River. 20 feet
off the north shore of Swan Island, at
5 P. M. yesterday. His wife witnessed
the drowning from the beach, and his
brother-in-law, E. L. Eaton. 1060 Mary
land avenue, dived twice to drag him
out, but Mr. Clark did not rise after
Mr. Clark and Mrs. Clark, with
party of friends, went to Swan Island
on a picnic at 10 o'clock yesterday. Mr,
Clark was not a good swimmer.
The party had dinner about 2 o'clock,
and swimming was resumed later. It
is thought that Mr. Clark was stricken
by heart disease while in the water.
Mr. Clark had waded out into the
river to recover a rowboat which had
floated off shore after two members
of the party had dived from it. Mr.
Eaion was watching him. but turned
up the beach to change his bathing
suit when he saw that Mr. Clark trad
apparently reached the boat in safety.
Mr. Baton looked back to see Mr.
Clark's cap, which he had been wear
ing, floating on the water. Mr. Clark
Mr. Clark had stepped off a ledge into
18 feet of water. Mr. Eaton was un
able to reach bottom. He called for
help. Members of the party tele
phoned for the harbor patrol and the
police. Engineer Jaeckel went out in
the patrol boat and recovered the body
by grappling. An effort made to
resuscitate -him with a lungmotor
Mr. Clark was the son of Mrs. Leon
ard F. Clark. 632 North Ivanhoe street.
St. Johns. He also is survived by
sister who is now at Seaside with her
parents. He had no children.
Mr. Clark was employed in the credit
department at the Meier & Frank store.
ABDUCTION PLOT FAILS
Three Held for Conspiracy to Curry
Orr Mrs. E. II. Ilarrlman's Son.
BOISE, Idaho. Aug. 27. Mark A.
Lufkin, Davis McLoy ana Ralph Cuselt
were landed in jail at St.' Anthony.
Idaho, tonight and are. held on a charge
of plotting to abduct Roland Harriman.
the 16-year-old son of Mrs. E. H. Har
riman, widow of the great financier.
Some weeks ago a foreman on the
Harriman Summer ranch, on the upper
Snake River, received a letter signed
by two -of the men,, in which they
broached the project of abducting the
boy and holding him in the fastnesses
of the Idaho mountains until a big ran
som was paid.
The foreman led the plotters on, he
declares, until evidence enough to Jus
tify the arrest was obtained.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 73
degrees; minimum, 69 degrees.
TODAY'S Partly cloudy and unsettled
weather, cooler; southwesterly winds.
Italy declares war on Germany. Page 1.
Germans reviving Industry in Belgium.
Official war reports. Page 8.
Guns fighting guns In western front.
Troop A preparing to leave Tuesday for
service on border. Page 4.
Federal and state co-operation embodied for
first time in new road law. Page X
State Department Investigates reported
Panama Japanese land concession.
Democrats make practically clean weep
of Federal Jobs in Oregon. Page 5.
Sealed strike order, effective September 4.
prepared by brotherhood. Pane 1.
Congress plana for adjournment in doubt.
Page . 4.
Eleren ant on piled tip in race accident; two
men killed. Paga 1.
American flag restored In trans-Pacific
trade. Page 1-
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 3-7,
Salt Luko 4-4; Loi Angeles 3-2. Oakland
0-0; Vernon 7-4, San Francisco 1-3.
Braves are beaten while Dodger win. Page
Big league teams bunched toward season's
end. Page 12.
Louis Gulrto to leava for Clereland tonight.
National tennis championship to start to
day. Pag 13.
George Tlos, of Portland, drowns trying to
run Celilo rapids in canoe. Page 1.
Linn County may improve 2O0 miles of road.
Colonel F. H. French assumes new duties at
Chicago. Pace 4.
Search for Ideal walnut tree for Ore sou to
be made. Page 10.
Hot weather starts serious forest fires In
Cascade a Page 11.
Grant land tax question to be discussed at
Eugene. Page 1 1.
Wealthy farmer killed by auto near Walla
Walla. Page 4.
Portland and Vicinity.
Returned Portlsnders boost for Cooa Bay
people and cities. Page 16.
Dr. M. P. Flkes condemns fast living of
today. Page 9.
Many cases to be heard next month in
Multnomah Circuit Court. Page 16.
Minnesota girl to wed Portland auto deal
er Page 7.
Love makes life worth living, says vlsfting
minister In sermon. Page 7.
Mrs. Fred Patterson, of Newberg. seemingly
vanishes. Page 3.
Heavy motor truck plunges from ferry Into
river. Page 16.
Portland women to christen schooner Else
at Tacoma Wednesday. Page 13.
Business and professional men leave f or
Army training camp. Page 11.
Arthur Clarke drowns near Swan Island.
Mayor's report showing benefits of prohi
bition is read. Page 7.
Cause of celestial lights of Saturday night
uncertain. Page 6.
"Twinkle Trot" is local dancing maaterft
Invention. Page 10.
Georgia visitor says South Is prosperous.
Hibernians splash In glee at Columbia Beach
picnic. Page 10.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 10.
Eugene auto party returns from ll.ODO-mile
trip. Page 13.
Mvstery woman held In connection with
ianuy merchants Utath. Page 1.
Order Effective Then if
Roads Do Not Yield.
ACTION BY CONGRESS URGED
President Goes to Capitol In
Search 9f Solution in Rail
MEN WEARY OF WAITING
Legislative Programme Sug
gested and Adjournment
May Be Long Delayed.
VASHIXGTOX. Auk. 27. It Is reli
ably reported that the strike order
which the MO chairmen carried In
sealed envelopes when they left Wash
ington today la to enter into effect on
September -I, nnlesa an agreement
ahonld be reached prior to that. date.
It la farther reported that the rail
road prraidenta may not preaent their
rejection of the Presidents programme,
hot will await developments of Mr.
Wllson'a legislative activities.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. Tenta
tive plans for a joint session of the
Senate and House to hear President
Wilson ask for legislation to prevent
the threatened Nation-wide railroad
strike were discussed by the President
with Senator Kern, the Democratic
leader, tonight when it seemed virtu
ally certain that a break between the
railroads and their employes must fol
low final conference at the White
Possibilities of legislation were
talked over by the President with Sen
ator Newlands, chairman of the In
terstate Commerce Commission, and
Secretary Lane and tonight the Presi
dent made a quiet trip to the Senate
office buildings to find Senator Kern
attending a meeting of the Finance
Prospect of Deadlock Grows.
The belief that negotiations between
the railroad executives and represen
tatives of the men would end without
an agreement has heen growing. This
feeling was strengthened when the
members of the brotherhood commit
tee of 640, tired of their long wait,
departed for home after delegating
their powers to effect a settlement
or call a strike to a committee of 24,
instructed under no circumstances to
agree to arbitration of the demand
for an eight-hour day at the present
rate of pay for ten hours.
Whether the plans considered by
President Wilson and his advisers at
the Capitol will be carried out de
pends upon tomorrow's developments,
but it is understood that if all efforts
fail to bring the'employers and their
men together, the President will go
before Congress and ask that it deal
with the situation, even if that ne
cessitates indefinitely prolonging the
Strike Possible Within Ten Days.
Unless the railroad heads recede
from their demand for arbitration of
the eight-hour day proposal, one
brotherhood official said tonight, a
strike affecting about 400,000 men
will be called within the next 10 days.
The representatives of both the rail
ways and the brotherhoods will confer
with the President tomorrow. The
executives of the lines will present
the plan, the outstanding feature of
which is a demand for arbitration of
wages, under the eight-hour day or
any day. When they have departed,
the brotherhood heads will go to the
White House and apprise President
Wilson that they cannot accept arbi
tration of this feature of their de
mands and that in general they stand
on his proposal to concede the eight
hour principle and arbitrate the other
President May Ask Delay.
There was a report tonight that the
President might ask the men to post
pone action for a period, in order that
he might seek legislation which would
force and provide for a settlement
without tying up the country's trans
Secretary Lane and Senator New
lands worked until late tonight fram
ing bills for presentation to Congress.
The measure receiving most serious
Concluded on Fage 4, Column 4.)