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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1917.
Battleship Cornwallis Is Lost
in Mediterranean and 13
i of Crew Are Missing.
SEAPLANE CARRIER GONE
Converted Merchantman Doing Ser
vice With Fleet la Victim of
IT-Boat Explosion Accom
panies Its Attack on Fighter.
LONDON. Jan. 11. The sinking . of
the British warship Cornwallis by a
submarine in the Mediterranean Tues
day was announced today by the Ad
miralty. The seaplane carrier Ben-My-Chree
also has been sunk.
Thirteen men from the Cornwallis are
missing and are believed to have been
killed by the explosion. .
The warship referred to apparently
is the British battleship Cornwallis of
14,000 tons. The last previous reports
showed that she was in service in the
There is also a Cornwallis in the Z
class, consisting of warships retired
from active service, but the fact that
she was sunk in the Mediterranean in
dicates that it is the battleship which
has been lost.
The battleship Cornwallis was laid
down in 1907. She was 405 feet long
and was armed with 4 12-inch, 12 six
inch and 12 three-inch guns, six three-
pounders and four torpedo tubes. Her
normal complement was 750 men.
The Ben-My-Chree was a. converted
merchantman of 2651 tons gross.
Progress of the War.
r -II EI Turks apparently are- receiving
A hard usage at the hands of the
British in the Mesopotamlan and Egyp
tian theaters. Following up their ad
vance northeast of Kut-el-Amara, on
the Tigris in Mesopotamia, early in the
week, the British have again attacked
and captured Turkish trenches on the
right bank of the river and inflicted
heavy casualties on the Ottomans.
On the Sinai Peninsula, 30 miles
northeast of El Arlsh, Egypt, six lines
or Turkish trenches in front of the
town of Kafa have been captured by
King George's men.
Hard fighting is still in progress in
the region of Riga, in northwest Rus
sia, but the exact situation is still
not clear owing to the divergent re
ports of the Russian and German war
offices. Petrograd asserts that the
Russians south of Lake Babit captured
a village near the town of Kalnzem
and repulsed German counter-attacks
Berlin says that all Russian attacks
were completely repulsed. Admission
is made by Petrograd that the Russian
and Roumanian forces In Moldavia
have made further retirements in the
Oituz, Kassina. and -Suchitza regions,
but it is asserted that the Teutons
who crossed the Putna River north of
Fokshanl have been driven back across
the stream, suffering heavy casualties.
On the other fronts nothing hut
minor operations and artillery duels
have taken place. The British on the
front in France have at several points
penetrated the German trenches, in
flicting casualties on the defenders.
STOLEN VIOLIN RECOVERED
Valuable Instrument Taken From
Auto Found in Pawnshop.
A violin, valued at J500 and) stolen
from the automobile Miss Lilian Mor
gan was driving, while she went into
the Fliedner building Wednesday morn
ing, was recovered yesterday forenoon
in a pawnshop on Third street. It had
been pawned for ?5 by a man giving
the name of August Wagner.
Miss Morgan, the daughter of W. L.
Morgan, had left the violin in the rear
of the machine, covered with a sweater
coat. She went into the lobby of the
building and was not gone more than
five minutes. When she returned the
instrument was gone.
Miss Morgan is a prominent Portland
girl and attended school in the East
for several years, where she studied
violin with Antone Kaspar in Wash
ington, D. C. She lives at 722 Schuyler
Here are Overcoats and
Suits at $15 that lead the
medium-price clothes dis
play! Worthy in every
way to be worn by men
who value style and ap
pearance as well as serv-N
The same clothes are on
display in many a store or
window for more than my
price. This display is com
prehensive I want you to
see it. ,
Bonar Law Hints at Forced Loan if
This One Fails Country That
Gives Sons Will Not Refuse
Money, Is ' Keynote.
ARMY MAN LEAVES SOON
lajor Waldron Goes Fast From
Vancouver About February 1.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wash., Jan
11. (Special.) Major Leonard T. Wal
dron, commanding Vancouver Barracks
has received orders to proceed to Fort
Moultrie, on the Atlantic Coast, and
take command of that- post. He will
leave about February 1.
Major Waldron was attached to the
Ninety-third Company, Coast Artillery
Corps, and took command of Vancouver
Barracks last April, when his company
was ordered here to garrison the post
when the Twenty-first Infantry went
to the border.
Armour & Co.' Earn $20,000,000
CHICAGO, Jan. 11. The annual re
port of Armour & Co., made pub
lic today, shows net earnings of S20,
100,000, or 20 per cent on capital stock
and 14.7 per cent on investment.
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at any drugstore. It acts without as
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convenience. Accept no substitute.-Adv.
Third Floor . ,
Morrison at fourth1
remendous Enthusiasm Is
Shown at London Meeting.
0PULAR1TY IS PREDICTED
first physician called to the scene after
the murder. Mr. Irwin accompanied
the Sheriff at the time he made the
arrest and Mr. "Whitlock took charge
of the two bodies at that time.
The Jury is being carefully guarded.
LONDON, Jan. 11. The new British
oan was launched at a. great mass
meeting at Guild. Hall today, when the
Premier, David Lloyd George, supple
mented his appeal- for subscriptions
with a brief and conhdent review oi
the war situation, and Andrew Bonar
Law, Chancellor of the Exchequer, dis
cussed the financial end of the plan.
Tremendous enthusiasm was dis
played by the crowds of people. Sup
porting the principal speakers was an
enormous assemblage of statesmen and
commercial and financial leaders.
It was the Prime Minister s nrst puo-
ie encasement since he took his pres
ent office and as he has just returned
from the Rome conference, curiosity to
hear his speech outweighed even that
to learn the terms of the new loan,
which is commonly called the "win-the-
Bonar Law Strikes Keynote.
Mr. Bonar Law explained the new
loan, which, briefly, gives the option
of a 5 per cent taxable loan at 9 o or a
tax compound loan at 4 per cent at par,
which apparently is liable only to a
super-tax. Both loans will be free of
ncome tax if held outside tne unnea
The keynote of the meeting was to
be found in a phrase used by Mr. Bonar
Law. will it ever be said that this
country is willing to give its sons, not
This was greeted with, re-ecnoing
cheers. The reception of Mr. Bonar
Law's statement seemed to predict the
ereat noDUlarity of the loan, but a still
greater reception awaited jvir. iiioya
George, whose report of the great con
fidence felt at the Korae conference in
ultimate victory aroused a storm of
Hint of Forced Loan Given.
So also did his declaration that with
nroDer support ine entente armies
would cleave a road to victory aurins
1917 and that the allies had made clear
in their replies to Germany ana tne
United States that war was preferable
to Prussian domination over Europe.
"The arrogant Prussian caste. ne
said, "flung Great Britain's signature
to a treaty into the waste-paper basket
as if it were of no account. But they
now know the pride of tne land tney
treated with such insolent disdain.
Thev know it all now."
The Premier made an eloquent appeal
to the nation to subscribe to the new
loan, and it is believed his appeal is not
likelv to fall on deal ears aner me
plain hint from Mr. Bonar Law of a
forced loan, should tnis loan not anaiu
VICTIM OF RIFLE DIES
Mrs. Laura 'Whitmer, Shot by Son
Tuesday Night, Succumbs.
Mrs. Laura Whitmer, 54, who was ac
cidentally shot through the abdomen
Tuesday night at her home on the Tay
lor's Ferry road, died at Good Samari
tan Hospital at 2 o'clock yesterday aft
ernoon, from internal hemorrhage. The
body was taken to J. P. Finley & Son's
undertaking establishment, where prep
arations for burial will be made.
The shooting occurred when a 22-
caliber rifle, in the hands of Mrs. Whit
mer's son, was discharged while being
unloaded. Mrs. Whitmer was seated
by a table, reading1. The bullet entered
her body, penetrating the liver. It was
thought that she would recover.
The shooting was investigated by the
Sheriff's office and the son exonerated.
The Coroner will investigate.
Mrs. Whitmer was a member of the
Sumner Women's Relief Corps.
JOHN JACOB GUYER DEAD
OREGON RESIDENT FOR 26 YEARS
TO BE BURIED HERE TODAY.
FIREMEN MAY BE DROPPED
Dismissal of Alleged Bootleggers Is
As a. result of an investigation by
the Board- of Fire Chiefs Into boot
legging charges against Captain E. H.
Hawkins and Engineer J. H. Campbell,
of fire engine company No. 2, the two
firemen probably will be discharged
from the 'service this morning. They
have already been suspended. The
Board of Fire Chiefs met from early
Wednesday night to 3 o clock yes
terday morning, but as yet have made
It is considered certain that dis
missal of the two firemen will result.
Both men. It is said, have admitted
their guilt in connection with the im
portation and sale of liquor illicitly.
The Board of Fire Chiefs will submit
their recommendations to Mayor Albee
and he will make the order of dis
TOM LONG'S BURIAL" TODAY
So Word Comes From Family
Blind Cigar Dealer.
No word has been heard from the
ex-wife and daughter of Tom Long, the
blind cigar dealer at the City Hall,
who died Monday, so arrangements
were made yesterday by County Cor
oner Dammasch for the funeral this
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the F. S.
Dunning chapel. East Sixth and Alder
Mr. Long will be laid to his final
resting place in Lone Fir Cemetery.
Wilson Benefiel. of the Dunning Com
pany, has arranged to pay the funeral
expenses from his own pocket. The
Knights of Pythias also offered yes
terday to bury Mr. Long, he having
been a member of the order at one
Descendant of French Huguenot Fam
ily Served In Swiss Arnr and
In American Civil War.
John Jacob Guyer, descendant of a
noble French Huguenot family, who
for the past 26 years has been a, resi
dent of Oregon, died yesterday at the
home of his son, J. J. Guyer, East
Sixty-ninth and Davis streets, after a
long period of declining health.
Mr. Guyer was born November 10,
1840, in the neighborhood of Zurich,
Switzerland. His family traces its an
cestry back to the time of St. Bar
tholomew. His grandfather had been
in the army of Napoleon, and took part
in the famous retreat from Moscow.
Mr. Guyer himself served in the Swiss
army before coming to America.
He left Switzerland at the age of 17
and came to Wisconsin, where he lived
until the outbreak of the Civil War,
He enlisted with the Wisconsin troops.
He -served all during the Civil AVar and
was once wounded.
After the Civil War, Mr. Guyer went
to Kansas, where he took up a home
stead, xnis ne occupied for 20 years.
He came to Oregon 26 years ago and
began farming in the neighborhood of
He is survived by two sons, J. C. and
J. J. Guyer, of this city, and three
daughters. Mrs. M. C. Hirsch and Mrs.
E. F. Stafford, of this city, and Mrs
L. C. Harvey, of Dufur. Five grand
children and one great-grandchild sur
Funeral services will be conducted
at 2:30 this afternoon at the chapel of
i-miey as json, ur. Jonn It. Boyd off!
ASTORIA COUNCIL SPLITS
Noisy Session Held Over Question or
ASTORIA. Or., Jan. 11. (Special)
A split in the City Council occurred
Monday night over Mayor Harley's rec
ommendation that three additional
members be added to the police force.
A majority report favored the appoint
ments, but a minority report opposed
it. A whirlwind of abuse followed, in
which several of the Councilmen par
ticipated. Profane language was used
freely, and a fight seemed likely, when
the Mayor rapped the obstreperous
lawmakers to order and instructed the
chief of police to remove any individ
ual who forgot his dignity.
The minority report was lost by a
tie vote, and the majority report was
referred back to the committee.
Sensational Music from
DiagliilefFs Ballet Russe
1HE most fascinating music of Serge de Diag
hileff's Ballet Russe has been recorded on
Columbia Records under the personal leader
ship of Ansermet, first conductor of the Ballet Russe
The "air dc ballet" is ever the essence of music life and the
joy of living translated in riots of rhythm, in' cadences afire with
the passion of the dance.
LES SYLPHIDES. (1) Seventh Prelude. (2) Waltz Op. 64, No. a (Chopin).
series. Under direction truest Ansermet.
I.F.S SYLPHIDES. (1) Waltz Op. 70, No. 1. (2) Mazuika Op. 33, io. 2 (Chopin).
Ballet Series. Under direction of Ernest Ansermet.
CARNAVAL. (1) Preambule, (2) Valse Noble,
(3) Coquette. (Schumann.) Ballet Series.
Under direction of Ernest Ansermet.
CARNAVAL. (1) Reconnaissance, (2) Paganini,
(3) Valse, (4) Aveu. (Schumann.) Ballet Series.
Under direction of Ernest Ansermet.
SCHEHERAZADE. No. 1. Le Vaissean da
Stndbad. (Sindbad's ship.) (Rimsky-Korsakow.)
Ballet Series. Underdirection of Ernest Ansermet.
SCHEHERAZADE. No. 4. Fete 1 Bagdad.
(Feast at Bagdad.) (Rimsky-Korsakow.) Bal.
let Series. Under direction of Ernest Ansermet.
The "Prince Igor" ballet of the Ballet Russe
repertoire has also been recorded on Columbia Record
A5808 by Beecham's Symphony Orchestra, with
the same brilliance that characterizes Ansermet's
Ballet Russe recordings.
Hear any of these records at your dealer's
and you'll always want Columbia Records, the records
with the "double music-note" trade-mark.
Columbia Records in all Foreign Languages.
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Deposition Law May Be Changed.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan. 11
(Special.) Senator Strayer of Baker
has Introduced a bill to reamend the
law relative to the. taking of deposi
tions so that it will be as it was before
somebody tinkered with It last session
Under the old law. and as Senator
FACTS IN MURDER CITED
Former Officials on Stand at Trial
in Doyle Case at Klamath Falls.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Jan. 11.
(Special.) The Doyle murder trial is
progressing slowly. Ex-District Attor
ney John Irwin occupied the witness
chair most of the forenoon. He was
followed by Dr. Harris, of Bonanza, and
later by Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Low. Ex
Coroner Earl Whjtlock was testifying
when court adjourned tonight.
These are all state's witnesses and
are being examined in great detail by
both sides as to the condition of the
house and premises at the time the
crime was discovered. Deputy Low
made the arrest of the defendant just
I alter tne crime and Dr. Harris was the
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give it to your help
give it to your employer
give it to the public.
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STAPLES, The Jeweler
Stiff MORRISON ST., Betrreen 3d and 4th .
Strayer and lawyers who have taken up
the subject with him wish it to be
again, depositions of witnesses at a
dstHnoe could he taken before an
agreed party, on written interrogato
ries submitted by both parties to the
case. The law as at present amended
requires that th witnesses be vlwlted
and questioned In person. Where sev
eral witnesses live in other states, the
resultant expense la prohibitive to all
hut wealthy litigants.
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