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PACIFIC NAVY BASE
LOCATORS ON TOUR
Special Commission of Offi
cers to Arrive on West
Coast This Month.
ALL SITES TO BE VIEWED
Investigators Also Will Inspect AH
Ports on Atlantic and Gulf and
Available Places for Carib
bean. Sea Stations.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. The spe
cial commission of Navy officers under
Rear-Admiral J. M. Helm, appointed to
investigate the location of new naval
yards and stations, will leave for the
Pacific Coast next week on a tour of
inspection. It will go- by way of
Charleston, Pensacola and New Orleans,
where facilities also will be investi
gated, and will arrive In Southern Cali
fornia November 24.
After looking- over proposed sites on
the Pacific Coast, the commission will
embark for the Caribbean Sea, where
every available location of naval bases
will be considered. Later the commis
sion will complete its tour by further
examination of South Atlantic sites.
Congress in authorizing- appointment
of the commission directed that its
primary purpose be to prepare a report
to be submitted at the next session as
to the necessity, desirability and ad
visability of "establishing- an addition
al Navy-yard or naval station on the
If the commission recommends such
a station, it is requested to recom
mend a site and estimate the cost of
establishment of maintenance. Study
or the Atlantic Coast south of Hatteras
the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and the
Caribbean Sea also was directed "for
the proper naval defense for that bor
der of the country."
RUSSIAN DREADNAUGHT HIT
Berlin lteports Vessel Encountered
Mine and Sank In Black Sea.
RERLIN, Nov. 11. via wireless to Say
ville. N. Y. Confirmation of the de
struction of the Russian dreadnaught
Tmperatritsa Maria is given in an of
ficial report from Bulgarian headquar
ters, dated November 10, according to
the Overseas News Agency. The Bul
garian statement says:
"A fireman of the Russian dread
nought Imperatritsa Maria, driven to
our coast, has confirmed the already
reported destruction of this drtead
naught, which was sunk by a mine
explosion near Sulina, or Feodossla Isl
and, at the mouth of the Danube."
The .battleship Imperatritsa Maria
was launched in 1914. Her displace
ment was 22,500 tons and her comple
ment numbered about 1000.
AIRMAN DROPS MORE FOES
Two in One Day Brings Frenchman's
Total to 21.
PARIS, Nov. 11. Second Lieutenant
Qojrges Guynemer, the famous French
aW-onaut who recently brought down
three German aeroplanes In two min
utes and 30 seconds by a stop watch, is
credited by the War Office in today's
official statement with having de
stroyed two German machines yester
day. This increases to' 21 the number
brought down by this aviator. Three
other German aeroplanes were de
stroyed yesterday by the French on
the western front.
PRICE OF BREAD MOUNTS
San Francisco Store Advertises 5
' Cent Loaf as "Special."
; SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11. "Bread
will cost 7 cents a loaf in San Fran
cisco unless the present price of flour,
$10 a barrel, is. reduced," declared Will
iam M. Foley, secretary of the Califor
nia Master Bakers Association, today
Only a few weeks ago the association
voted into being the 6-cent loaf..
A retail store advertised bread at
"6 cents a loaf" as a "Saturday special."
The last 5-cent loaf bakery an
nounced an advance to 6 cents today.
RACE FOR GOVERNOR CLOSE
Democrats Claim Election of State
Officers In. New Mexico.
SANTA FE, N. M., Nov. 11. In a
public statement today. Democratic
Btate heads claim the election of E. C.
Ue Baca, Governor,- over H. O. Bur
sum, by a majority of 1000 to 1500.
and the election of W. B. Walton to
Congress by a majority near 1000.
The Republicans have not conceded
PROUTY ALLEGED SUICIDE
(Continued from First Page.)
erty of his father as was due the sur
viving son and only heir-at-law.
The will and one codioll were signed
January 15, 1913. Two codicils were
added July 26, 1916, and September 3.
1916. The last codicil bequeathed a
$5000 mortgage to Mr. Proutys fiancee.
Miss Ellis, and was signed at the hos
pital during his last Illness, according
BROKE HIMSELF OF
.A St. Louis Man Broke Himself of
Smoking Cigarettes and Chewing
by a Simple Home Remedy.
Harry Riska, a well-known resident
living at 2016 S. 11th St.. broke him
felf of the cigarette habit and chewing
with a simple recipe that he mixed at
home. In reply to the Question as to
what he used he made the following
statement: "I used a simple recipe
which I mixed at home and which Is
as follows: To 3 ounces of water add
JO grains of Muriate of Ammonia, a
small box of Varlex Compound and 10
grains of Pepsin. I took a teaspoonful
three times a day. Any druggist can
mix it for you at very little cost.
This recipe can be taken yourself or
given secretly to another in coffee, tea
or milk or In food as It has no taste,
color or smell and is perfectly harm
to the assertions filed. He was under
physicians care and had at numerous
times been given morphine and other
sleep-inducing- drugs, so that he was
not in sufficient possession of his
faculties to properly dispose of his
property, it is contended.
It is also asserted that this codicil
was not properly attested. The signing
witnesses were Jerry E. Bronaugh and
Franklin F. Korell, law partners.
Nieces Gel 50OO Each.
In addition to the sum left in trust
for the son, the money left the Sal
vation Array and the valuable mort
gage bequeathed his fiancee, Mr. Prouty
left J5000 each to Gertrude Palmer and
Ruth Palmer, daughters of his sister.
Mrs. Nellie B. Palmer, of South
Cr. H. Prouty, ex-Governor of Ver
mont, and C. A. Prouty, of Washington.
D. C, chairman of the valuation com
mittee 'of the Railroad Commission, are
brothers of the late Mazama. Two
younger brothers, V. R. Prouty and
Edward Prouty, live in Newport. Vt.
Executors of the will, the validity of
which is now brought into question,
are James L. Quinn and Jerry E.
Attorneys Geary & Boyd, James G.
Wilson and George Guthrie represent
Carl Prouty, the petitioner, and ask
that the will be held void, letters tes
tamentary be revoked and an admin-
istrator appointed for the estate.
SPLIT VOTE NOT LIKELY
LOW DEMOCRATIC ELECTOR NOT
FAR FROM HEAD OF TICKET.
With 18 Precincts Missing Wilson Has
Lend of 3278 in California) Official
Count Will Brgln Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11. Analysis
by Democratic leaders today of the
popular Presidential vote in San Fran
cisco failed to give much encourage
ment to the claim of the Republican
State Central Committee that a split
electoral vote would result from
scratching of Democratic electors.
In this city the low Democratic
elector, Mrs. Tyler, received 77.830
votes, only 411 behind Francis J. Henev
high with 78.241. If the same ratio were
maintained throughout the state, it is
said, Mrs. Tyler would be approximate
ly 2466 votes behind the head of her
ticket. The present Democratic plural
ity, however, is 3278. leaving the Re
publicans approximately 800 short of
even one elector.
Eighteen precincts still were missing
today from the state total of 5870, with
the possibility that the unofficial state
count would not be complete before the
official canvass by the various county
boards of supervisors , begins Monday.
Advices from Sacramento are to the
effect that at least 11 state legisla
tors will lose salaried positions with
the state because of the adoption of the
constitutional amendment prohibiting
members of either house from drawing
other salary from the state.
Unofficial returns show both anti
liquor amendments decisively beaten,
although managers of the dry cam
paign refuse to concede this as yet.
WASHGTO GETS REQUEST FOR
nECOGXITIOX OF NATION.
State Department la In Darlc Regarding
New Government and Hat No Means
of Diplomatic Communication.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. Formation
of the new kingdom of Arabia, with
Grand Shereef Hussein Ben All as mon
arch and Mecca as the capital, was re
ported to the State Department today
in an undated telegram from Mecca.
signed by Shereef Abdullah, Minister of
Foreign Affairs. The Arabic nation,
Abdullah said, would henceforth be an
active member of thn noitv nf mri..n.
and confidently looked forward to rec
ognition by the United States. The new
kingdom esulted. he said, from a meet
ing of the nobles and citizens of the
country, who definitely threw off the
yoxe or me committee of union and
progress at Constantinople.
The State Department knows nothing
of the new Foreign Minister and little
of the circumstances surrounding the
proclamation of the kingdom and does
not know how to reach the Foreign
Minister, owing to the absence of any
consular or diplomatic representative
in Arabia. Investigation into the sit
uation, however, may be possible
through British or French sources.
The request for recognition is ex
pected to be met in much the same way
as other governmental changes. In
Egypt, when the new Khedivate was
established in December, 1914, consular
officers were instructed to recognize
the new officials as de facto. With
respect to the new government of Po
land the United States will postpone
action until peace is established.
RUSSIANS RETAKE LINES
PART OF LOST POSITIONS ARE
GAINED IN HEAVY ATTACKS.
Germans Penetrate Main Positions of
Csar'a Forces Near Folr-Kraa-nolesle
and Hold Ground.
PETROGRAD, via London, Nov. 1.
Determined counter attacks by the
Russians have resulted In the recap
ture of a' portion of the position taken
from them yesterday by the Germans
near Skrobowa, In the B. ranovlchl re
gion, the War Office announced today.
BERLIN. Nov. 11. (By wireless to
Eayville.) Russian forces yesterday
tried in vain by the use of strong new
suites iu recapture the positions
stormed by us the previous day at
Skrobowa, near Baranovichi. All the
attacks broke down under heavy losses
says today's German official statement!
German troops penetrated the main
Russian positions southwest of Folv
Krasnolesle, the statement adds, and
repulsed five counter attacks launched
WOMAN, 92, IS FOR WILSON
Neighbor, 88, Votes for Hughes and
Is Assisted to Polls.
LEBANON, Or.. Nov. (Special.)
-n-uu-dL xsarr, or this city, was
probably the oldest woman voter In
the county at the recent election. Mrs.
Barr will soon be 92 years old and
this was her first vote. She was born
in East Tennessee, and of course voted
for Mr. Wilson. Her daughter, Mrs.
Emily Moss, grand-daughter, Mrs. Lydia
Green, and her great-grandson. R.
Wayne Green, City Treasurer of Leba
non, all voted in the same precinct.
Mrs. Alvlra Harris, 88 years old, who
lives in the same block with Mrs. Barr,
also cast her first vote and it went
to Mr. Hughes. Mrs. Harris was as
sisted to the polls.
Dlggs-Carainetti Case Set.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. The Diggs
Caminetti white-slave case was put on
the Supreme Court docket today for
argument next week.
0. S. SHIP SHELLED
Steamer Colombian Believed
Sunk, Reports Lloyds.
SUBMARINE MAKES ATTACK
British Admiralty Hears American
Vessel's Call for Help Crew Is
Iteported to Have Reached
Spanish I'ort In Boats.
LONDON. Nov. 11. The American
steamer Columbian is believed to have
been sunk, according to an announce
ment by Lloyds.
It was reported here on Wednesday
that the Columbian was sending out
wireless calls for help, saying she was
being shelled by a submarine. The
calls were picked up by Admiralty sta
tlons. Nothing further, however, had
been heard of the Columbian until to
night's statement from Lloyds' Ship
The crew of the Columbian has ar
rived at Corunna, Spain, in lifeboats,
says a Router's dispatch from Madrid.
The Columbian Is under American
registry and sailed from New York
October 18 and Boston October 21 bound
for Genoa. She was reported as touch
ing at St. Nazalre, France, November
2, leaving that port the next day for
Italy. The Columbian is owned by the
American-Hawaiian Steamship Com
pany, of New York, and was built in
San Francisco in 1907. The vessel car
ried no passengers, but had a crew of
about 113 officers and men. She was
under charter by the France & Canada
Steamship Company with offices in
CHANGED POLICY SUSPECTED
Columbian Case to Be Laid Before
President This Week.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. The case of
the American steamer Columbian, re
ported sunk off the Spanish coast, will
be laid before President Wilson by the
State Department early next week as
part of a general eummary of recent
submarine operations, construed by
some officials as forecasting a radical
change in the German policy.
Information regarding the Columbian
was so Incomplete tonight that no of
ficial would predict what part the case
might play in final determination of
this Government's course. Late in the
day the American Consul at Balboa for
wardel the report that the vessel had
been sunk 30 miles off Cape Ortega and
her crew saved, but no details were
given. The dispatch immediately was
called to the attention of Secretary
Points to be cleared up before a de
cision is reached involve the question
of whether the vessel was fired on
without warning, whether she carried
contraband and whether she attempted
to escape. The report received several
flays ago that the Columbian was be
ing shelled by a submarine led many
officials to believe that she probably
was running away, thereby sacrificing
her immunity from attack. If she car
ried contraband and was properly
warned the case may reeolve Itself into
a question of Indemnity.
BUILDING SHOWS GAIN
0LY 30 CITIES REPORT FALLING
OFF IN PAST YEAR.
Advanced Cost of Labor and Materials
Restrict New Projects In Some
CHICAGO, Nov. 11. (Special.) Al
though there is some evidence that the
advanced cost of labo and material. Is
exerting a restricting effect in the in
auguratlng of new building at some
points, the contraction is by no means
general, as the building statistics for
the last month Indicate that, as
whole, highly satisfactory conditions
Only 30 cities reported any falling
off from a year ago, and of these but
seven showed a loss of as much as
$200,000, namely: Albany. $297,000: Chi
cago. $1,071,000; Kansas City, $394,000
Minneapolis, $88,000; Pittsburg, $499,
000; Sun Francisco, $745,000, and
Washington, $245,000. On the other
hand, Cleveland's total, $5,262,355, was
the largest ever reported for a single
month by that center and an increase
over last year of approximately $2,
Pronounced Improvement also ap
pears at numerous other points, nota
ble among them being Detroit, with
a gain or $3,144,000; Hartfort, $678,
000; Indianapolis. $255,000; Los Angeles,
$621,000; Milwaukee, $1,022,000; Nash
ville, $349,000; New Haven, $362,000;
Philadelphia, $1,075,000; Portland, Or.,
344,uuu; fortiana. Me.. $384,000; Rich
mono, $216,000; Rochester, $248,000; Sa
vannah, $318,000, and Seattle, $1,310,000.
ASSASSINATION IS PLOTTED
Nicaraguan President-Elect Is Re
sorted Intended Victim,
MANAGUA, Nicaragua. Nov. 11. The
Nicaraguan Minister of foreign Af
fairs has telegraphed to the Costa
Rlcan Foreign Office that a plot has
been discovered in Costa Rica to as.
sassinate Emiliano Chammoro, the
President-elect of Nicaragua.
The Minister requested that an In
vestigation be made and that the execu
tion of the plot be prevented.
MAKING OF SUGAR IS SEEN
(Continued From First Page.)
company,- detailed the investment
which the company had made in the
Rogue Valley, the figure being more
The interesting portion of the pro
gramme was that Indulged in by the
beet growers and farmers themselves.
John Mills, the banner sugar beet
grower of Southern Oregon, was first.
He had kept close tab upon the cost
of producing beets and showed that
I after every item had been deducted.
with Interest on investment, taxes, etc.
he had a net profit of $79.22 per acre.
More Acreage Assured.
His gross return of $454 per acre
was verified by the sugar company.
Mr. Mills planted his beets March 22
and irrigated them three times. He
said that this year he would plant
every acre that he had available, and
would plant a thousand acres if he had
them, so impressed was Ike with the
value of the sugar beet to the Rogue
River Valley farmer.
Other farmers spoke in like strain,
and there is an assurance that the acre
age to be planted to beets next season
will be greatly increased. One of the
leading hopgrowers of the Grants Pass
district said that he Intended to pull
out his hop vines and plant the entire
ranch to beets.
Expert Auwm Questions,
Ed Austin, agricultural expert of the
sugar company, was called to the plat-
lorm ana nunareas or questions con
cerning beet culture were fired at him
the greatest of Interest and enthusiasm
being shown by the farmers, who were
contemplating growing beets.
The special train departed at 4:30
o'clock, but each of the 20(H) visitors
who registered at the factory during
me inspection or that Institution will
receive a souvenir pound bag of sugar,
the bass not having arrived In time for
tne distribution to be made today.
GDETHALS IS TO RETIRE
PRESIDENT APPROVES CANAL
Governor of Zone la - to Rest Before
Taking; I'p Duties aa Read of EMsht
WASHINGTON. Nov. 11. Major-Gen-
eral George, W. Goethals, Governor of
the Panama Canal Zone, will pass into
the retired list of the Army on his
application dating from November 13
next. Army orders today show Presi
dent Wilson has approved his appli
cation for retirement after 40 years of
The order of retirement atecis only
General Goethals' military stelus, and
aoes not operate to relieve him from
duty as Governor of the Canal Zone,
but is preliminary to his retirement.
He probably will be succeeded bv Lieu
tenant-Colonel Chester Harding, engi
neer corps, now Acting Governor.
General Goethals has been selected
by President Wilson as chairman of
tne eiyrht-hour commission, which will
review the effect of the Adamson law.
It has been understood that General
Goethals desires to free himself from
Canal duties and rest before taking up
this new task.
ASQUITH IS CRITICISED
BERLIN DECLARES SPEECH WAS
FOR BENFIT OF NEUTRALS.
Sign of British Weakness Seen In Ef
fort to Plarate Greeks Hint of
Separate Peace Given,
BERLIN, Nov. 11. (By wireless to
Sayville.) The majority of the Ger
man newspapers publish the speech of
Premier Asqulth at the Lord Mayor's
banquet In London Thursday evening
and added tersely that the speech was
made for the benefit of neutrals, "who
naturally resent English war methods
and whom Asqulth now tries to coax
The Vossische Zeltung says that
compliments paid to ail countries, "es
pecially to violated Greece, only Indi
cate the weakness of the British posi
tion." and asks how things must bo
in Salonlkl If Mr. Asquith feels com
pelled to flatter even a small country,
"brutalized into helplessness."
The Cologne Gazette publishes an in
terview with a French statesman, who
declares that a separate peace between
Russia and the Teutonic allies is im
probable, but he adds this does not
inan that all members of the entente
necessarily will make peace on the
HOOD RIVERMERCURY 23
Apples Are Harvested and Xo Dam
HOOD RIVER. Or.. Nov. 11. (Sua-
clal.) The temperature at lower val
ley points, according to Cooperative
Weather Observer E. W. Birge, reached
a minimum of 23 degrees above zero,
the lowest for the season, last night.
Apples have all been harvested dur
ing the past few days of good weather,
and no loss is repor-tfd by growers
from the cold snap.
An east wind is prevailing todav. and
the temperature will probably go lower
tonignt. A drop of live degress fur
ther may take a toll of apples stored
In light shelters throughout the val
ley. NEW HAMPSHIRE WILSON'S
Complete Certified Returns Give
President Lead of 63 Votes.
CONCORD, N. II., Nov. II. Certified
returns for New Hampshire complete
give for Presidential electors:
Hughes, 43,724: Wilson, 43.787. Wil
son's plurality, 63.
Pendleton School Levy 0 Mills.
PENDLETON. Or.. Nov. II. tSpeciaLI
A 9-mill tax upon property in the
fendleton school district was voted at
a meeting of the taxpayers held yes
terday. The 8-mlll levy will produce
about $52,000. which, with other rev
enue the district receives, will he suf
ficient for the expenses of the year.
Brain's metallurgical Industries era men
aced y the Bhortfiite of flheet iron.
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PATRIOTS STIR RIOT
Peace Conference at Cardiff,
Wales, Broken Up.
FISTS AND STONES USED
Young Men of Military Age at Meet
ing, Which Is Stormed Leader
Narrowly Escapes Injury
at Hands of the Mob.
LONDON, Nov. 11. A conference at
Cardiff, Wales, in favor of opening
peace negotiations, whtch had been ar
ranged by the National Council of Civil
Liberties, was broken up today, the
Cardiff correspondent of the Exchange
Telegraph Company telegraphed. A
crowd of patriotic demonstrators broke
Into the hall and severe fighting result
ed, although there were no Casualties.
The president of the South Wales
Miners Federation was in the chair.
Speeches were made by James H.
Thomas and Ramsay Macdonald, mem
bers of the House of Commons.
The delegates to the conference ap
peared to be mostly young men of the
military age. A number of women also
were present. The crowd which broke
up the meeting first paraded through
the town. Its ranks growing constantly
until several thousand persons were in
When the demonstrators reached the
hall in which the conference was being
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leld they met with stout resistance
from within, but eventually the doors
were broken down. Fist fightins fol
lowed in which It Is reported that some
delegates fought fiercely. Some stones
thrown from without broke windows.
Mr. Thomas attempted to rally his
supporters, but was dragged from the
platform and narrowly escaped serious
injury. When the demonstrators were
in full possession of the hall they
waved flags and sang "God Save the
Xavy Ship In Trouble.
WASHINGTON, Nov. llThe Navy
supply ship Culgoa struck an obstruc
tion off Puerto Plata. Santo Domingo,
today and lost her propeller, according
to a radio report reaching the Navy
Department. Th transport Prairie and
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WE ARE SHOWING A LARGE
AND COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
BRIDGE, BEACH & CO.'S
HEATING STOVES THAT STAND
UNEQUALED FOR THEIR HEATING
AND WEARING QUALITIES AT
PRICES THAT ARE NO HIGHER
THAN IS ASKED FOR INFERIOR
CALL AND LOOK TILEM OVER.
GRATES FOR THE FIRETLACE
ANDIRONS, FIRE SCREENS,
SPARK GUARDS, FIRE SETS,
PERFECTION OIL HEATERS.
FOURTH AT ALDER
PORTLAND'S LARGEST HARDWARE STORE.
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the business if we;
Cor. Sixth and ' Stark Streets
the naval tug Potomac have gone to
her assistance. The vessel was not be
lieved to be In any danger.
"DRYS" CONCEDE DEFEAT
California, However, to nave New
Prohibition Vote In Two Years.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 11. C M.
Gandier, stale superintendent of the
dry campaign federation, conceded to
day the defeat of Amendment No. 2 and
Amendment No. 1.
In connection with the concession of
defeat the federation headquarters here
announced that plans would be tormiH
latcd immediately to put the prohibit
tion amendment on tho ballot in Call
f-rn'f twrv vnri hone.
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