DAILY EDITION voi lit.. , ij. GRAVTa PAJM, JOHKI'HINK (WIUTT, OKtXiON, Kill DAY, im LMIIKH 7. 1017 whoi.k cmiikr ear. IS HALIFAX LOSS GROWS LARGER . EACH REPORT VANADlW MTV hckmc tw om; Of Wolil.DN UOKMT lll(il ih;h BLAST Ai FIRE LEAVE RUIK i .AM , ltulwl Iri.m NilulilH.rlnu tllle. KikmI Aileijimie. ItcHil mill Injured Will NiihiImt 4,mm Halifax. Ir. 7. l'p to noon today there hu beiin im ill mini" In I In' ii)ll.o l in rt nifii ( ' entlinatc of 3.000 dead mid about (lit en im- num ber Injured. Alo! (f the liijuilr have been from ciitii due In fllng Uw. The firm are mill burning, hut I driving snow storm him set In. which In helping tha fire fighter In sub duing (ho flu ni kii In Hi" ruin I I the storm In hindering I he searcher for the m el and wounded. Kvery building In Hih rlly wn damaged tu a more or Irs extent. Broken glass Mini fallen plastering am (tm damage suffered by the house more remote from the har bor. IhHin ara htteri'd In hun dred iif building. HuslncK will ham lo be suspended for several day. It ha bean definitely learned tliul tha Belgian relief ahlp lino rollidrd with I tin Krenrh miinlilon Mrnni't Mnnlrblnnc, Tli exuit number of dt'itd mu' never bo known. Knllre fnmlll'H aim mlsainx, and It hiv oa beyond the power of officials lo know wheth er anv of Ihe liidlvliliniN f 'hese have escaped froai III" cl. . li'.t I return or art al I In bollmii of thu harbor or have been burned to aha. There I no fenr of food short sue tuc to thi' tlmi'ly arrival of help. Several hundred children ve... killed at tha Itlrhmoiid school and oori'a were Injured nt the American ngnr refinery. Schools, military gymnasium, arena rluka, homes, hos pltala and churches are filled with the Injured. Tho telegraph operator .iys tint ha saw tha bodlc of several 1'nlted State navy sudor among the dead. The pnssenuer and crew of tbr Am erican llnar Nlauw Aninti-dntn are safe. Halifax. leo. 7. - The horror of an air rnld possessed the mlndn of many when tha explosion on the Mnntlilnnn shook thla fortre town to Its vary foiindntiona today, Thora were three dlKtlnrt shock. First a comparatively light rmnble Ilka n aelRtnlo dlHtnrbiinie, atnrtled tha city. A nioinant later n terrific hlast nuide even tha citadel fliiaka. Than a crah of kIum throiiKhout a wld area, completed the confiixloii. ThouaiindH of peraona riiHlilnn Into tha open aaw n thick liind of itccy iimoka hnnKliiK over the north end of the city. Thla atrennthened their conviction of n attnok from the nlr. (Continued on page .) Kau KranclKco, Dec. 7. The aup lireMHlon or agitator, antl-Amorlcun and pro-dermnn act, I being dln cunHed at a cotiferoiK'u between rep reHentatlveH of employer, bm-liu!' men of California. Urvgon, U'lM ington, Idaho nnd Mnnliinii; tiiul an agent of the council of niili:ti:i! do feiiso. J. ('. Iteynold, ninnuM'!' of the Ir.t lend Km.ilrc Kint'loyer um-Iiii'o:i of So.)lL.t:ie. and I'hH S. Ilale, n.ib-UhIiii- of the rm'lflc Noilhwwt .! Pnrt'limd, are umoug thon irc.et. An executive coiiiin'.llec of nine bo chosen to net with the c.mnrll of national defen.-e. TCRRrEFFOHT SKI llttll-i)'l IMIIIIK Milking Hl'He f MiulU tgnliist YaJImil Itiillmi . I.lnew Willi Hlltthl (iain i ItiilllM, line. 7.- -Violent flitlillliK rout In mo oa the Italian front. The Indiana are retiring gradually t pre pured poult lull. Tha AiiHiru-tieriiiiiiia are making f run III' atletni'ta tu break thruiinh ami deboiii h upon Ida plain of Vi ni tln. In the .Vitiligo plateau battlri of nt moat unprecedented violence are taking place, h Teutonic alllea lin ing a great array of gun and men In their efforta to overcome tha Ital ian renlatanca. On the Meletta Hec tor tha Tautuna loada noma advance, but only throuuh the ancrlMce of large number of nieny the Itatlnna reHlHtlng determinedly. An enemy attempt to carry tha lliilliin Una of defenae In tha iitr flrenla valley met with rep ulna . hnuvy rafiualtlea. Ilerlln, lec. 7. Four thnumnt more Italluua have lieen tMkan irli oner making IS. onn within the l.it few day. Monte Rlnemol ha been raptured hy (form. AMK.Itlf AV HM IAI.IHT ST AICIT l'KAI: MOVK Wellington, )ee. 7.- Kaiieenta llv London, of New York, hiicIiiIIkI. lodny Introduced a Joint reaolutlon "to Initial the organlmtiiin of an Inlernatlotial lenuue to arciire a dur able ieare." AI'I'KAIj TO niKMIOKST l MTItKrrr t'Alt HTKIKK WaKhlnglon, I tee. U wua an notincad today at tha department of labor that 1ioth aldaa lo the flnfle apnll street cur atrlke had luld their cae before 1'iexldent WIIon. KERENSKY IS SAFE A Stockholm, Ifc'c. ". The llelalng for HiivudHtiiiWIiludet report that former 1'remler Kereiuky la In a place- of complete wifety. The new paper ny he I engaiteil In prepara tion for the conxtltuenl aeitihly and already hit been placed on thn lift of candidate nt many place throiiKhout tha empire. BRITISH RETIRE 10 The (icrinun wedne driven Into tha aullent befoie ('nmbrHl ha com pelled thn ftrltlh to evacuate the expoxod point. They Knvu up to the Uermnna several village west of Cnmhriil and llourlou wood. The KrltlHh line In thu ahortoned n nil mndo more ciimtblo of defense.' Ilerlln clnlm to huve occupied Mur enng, four mile went of Camhral. kasthii x oiti:;o i a h lMWI(l ll ltl(l'M;HT Pendleton, l'c. 7. The lateneisH of fall rnlna iind the grcwlng sliorl- ngt of men, which will he worse with the aecond draft, I forcing ninny big fnrmors to put on night shift. E .lnssy, Koiiiniiiilii, Dor. 7. It Im been decided thnt Hoiiiiinnlan troops Hhnlf flHMoclnte thmnaelve with the ItiiHslatiH in the pmpuHcil urmistlcc, though the Koumnii'iinn have rejeck etl every atteinpl ut friiternlzctlon made by the (lerinnn.-i. Hostilities were suspended today aloas ll:i whole front. ALIANS NATION NOW WANT KHAKI AT WAR WITH TESTAMENTS HUN'S ALLY FOR SOLDIERS I'llUilHIvYr HI(KI WAIt lll-M 1,1 HON AfJtlVhT .11 HI Id . lit NtJtllV I.ATK TOlt.W QUICK ACTION BY BOTH HOUSES ljuli Houm I'aJMeil Mffoaral IImmh; lullou Which Were lleuxirlM In- to One. No 0Mmliion ' , , Waliliii(1iin, iHx. 7. -(Ite Uia ial4'b) The Mrlleiit ha algiMI llm reMdutlun ilm-lMring tliut a alHle of Mar eilht lMtMeen the l iiltc-d Htuten nail AiiHtrln-llungni'y, WliliiBtoa, IH'C. 7. Willi le than an hour debate, the senate paed iittanimouMly the resolution declaring that a Mate of war x(hU with Austria-Hungary. Senator I Kollelta left tha senato chamber and fallvd lo totn. Henatoi tirouua, Vaidiunun and Norri supported the raaolutlon. The limine I debating It resolu tion. It I expected that only Ixin don, the socialist will vote aguiust It. Then a soon a the two reso lution bave been revom-lled In con ference;, final action will be quickly taken, lteireseitative Miller of Minneso ta, a foreign affair committee mem ber, made a brief araumunt for In cluding Tnrkav and Hnlearia' In the declaration. Tho attitude of the house wa evidenced hy. enthusluHtlc cheering of Itepreseiilatlve Flood' reply that declaration against them would follow n oon n the president believe It expedient. The senate coimnittee' resolution make war effective when the presi dent approve l he resolution. Instead of, a provided in the house docu ment, dating tha stnte of war from noon Wednesday, flper-lfle cause for war assigned In the bonne draft ulso are omitted In the senate commit tee' draft, which I virtually Identi cal with the declaration analnst Or-niiiny. HIS CAMOUFLAGE Wi rlM ' mm )H$rfp m ai." v, rrr-"''T it trrt - . w wa -r t t j b rfK.tm S n iOV-W IOK I'.VMI'UO.V Xll H Xl TO HI TI'LY AMKHICA.V TIMMHH 8TAKTM SUGGESTED BY MEN IK RANKS uola of City Manall and fan taally I In IUImhI. ftuvermir U'ltbjrcomli 1'rgea PrumH Kanvona , One of the nation-wide movement toward whlcb thla city, In common with every city of the atMe and na tion, ha been asked to contribute Ita little in I lo, la that under the auaylces of the American Bible aoclety for the veitdlog of Khaki teatauienia lo each American aoldler aent to France. It may iceui atrange to many, that tliese aoldler. who are taken from their home and aeut among at rang er ahould Indicate, in their letter home, thai there It a real demand tor the testament, but acores of inch letter have been received In . thi country. To meet thla demand, a fund or I loo.OOO la being rained. The quota of thi county la $100. (iov. Wlthycombe In a letter to the chairman ot this fund sld: "Any movement calculated to furnish our soldier with added comfort and in spiration ahould bave tha hearty atipport of every patriotic American and I am grateful for an opportun ity to expreaa my unqualified en dorsement 'of (he campaign you tire conducting for tha 'Bible for the soldier fund.' The Wide to be spread among tha soldiers in France through tha generosity of the citi zen or Oregon a well as other stale, will not only Insure good morale but will tend to make better aoldler In every way.' Portland. Dec. 7. The American j lllble aoclety "Bibles for Soldiers" I drive, for II o. (too In Oregon t.iKe place December 9 1 ti to 17th. by au thorization of President Wilson, the Oregon slate council of defense and flovernor Wlthycombe. I Ht6 BALTIMO! AMINICAN. COIIVICT NEARLY JAKES GET-AWAY California ' let Tries Ui Ymct Vnttu Kle.'plng Car In Thi Mly. lt4Marforr1 After Cliuse John llcnlon, who escaped from J. (I at Mod ester; Cal, escaped from the Shasta Limited last night when It atopped in the city and gave the local police and county officials a merry chase before he wa captured nd placed behind the bars of the oounty bastlle. Henlon wai being held for burglary and escaped a month ago In company with the mur derer of a bank official. Ha was cap tured recently at Portland and was being taken back to Modesto1 by Sheriff Davis, when be reached ,bere he climbed from tbe upper berth, taking a blanket, left In his night clothing with a leg Iron around one ankle. After breaking the chain or the leg Iron he went to the home of Joe Varnar, telling that he bad been robbed of his clothing by hobo, se cured a pair of trousers and went on hi way. Chief of Police Mcl-ane received a telegram from Sheriff Davis stating that ths prisoner had escaped and at once started in pur suit. He located the man near the western limits of the city, who, upon seeing the officer ran, not heeding the shota which- were fired. Later the county official ware notified and joined In the chase. In company with a hastily organized posse and soon had the man surrounded near the Rogue River grange hall. After giv ing a splendid exhibition of run ning be finally hid In the brush and was soon captured. In jail Henlon declared that he wished he had been ahot, a he had made a failure of life and disgrac ed his people. The shots W hich were fired with the view of stopping him sefoed 1j have -nit effect trpov hint although they were striking very close. BOND PAYMENTS ARE C Washington. Doc. 7. On Novem ber l.", which was the date on which the first Installment on Liberty loan bonds waB due, approximately $!, 400,000.000 was paid in. although less than a third of that amount wa; due. In other word, nearly two-thirds of the aggregate subscriptions to the Second liberty loan have been paid in full, the purchasers not availing themselves of the right to wait un til December 15 and January IS to make the other payments. MEN ARE WOUNDED Washington, Dec. 7. American army airmen who are fighting the German planes on the west front, suffered their first casualty recently when two men, a corporal and priv ate, were reported to have been wounded. WOl LD MAKK CAPITAL .AHSOLITKLV HONK IHIY Washington. Dec. 7. Representa tive Randall, of California, today in troduced a bill to make the national capital "bone dry." IS Nognles, Dec. . Yaqul Indians have attacked Ksperanza. "n miles south of Guaymaa, tfonora, according to a mesxugp rocoived here. The storehouse and office 'of the Richardson Construction company, an American firm, were burned. Nothing ha been heard of the . 30 Americans living In that vicinity. REPORT TELLS OF FIGHT ON III ATTOKXKY CiKIUL'H AXMAL, KKI-OKT HKALS WITH I'UOB .VM OP HOMK KXKMIKS HEW LEGISLATION IS HELPFUL Price Control and Prevention of l'a due Pnsfltecrisuj Among Bard Problems to Handle Washington, Iec. 7. Only tha cold figures showing the results of tbe work of the department of Jus- tlce In eoplng with German plotters ' In thla country are given In Attorney General Gregory's annual report sub mitted today to congress. None of the details of tbe operations of th secret service of that department, touching almost every condition from tbe romantic to the sordid are disclosed. Most of those must ne cessarily remain untold until the end of the war, when a set of volume rivaling the most exciting tales of fiction might be written from them. Tbe attorney general's report mere ly tell the story of. results in the fig ures of prison sentences which the agent of German Intrigue now ara serving In federal prisons. 'in dealing wRh the enemies with in, the department has found that the espionage law, the trading with the enemy act, and tbe prosecution of seditious conspiracy have been fruitful of results. ' "The government's hands have b1)uu''muterlany'strengtliene4 that It now baa power to deal with dis turbing malcontents," says the at torney general's report. Attorney General Gregory renew his recommendations that the com modities clause or the interstate commerce law be amended to meet supreme court decisions, to divorce transportation from production. While the legislation Mr. Gregory recommends Is Intended particular ly to cover the coal roads, it would also prohibit to the last degree a railway from manufacturing or own ing anything it transports in Inter state commerce. In the enforcement of the anti trust laws the attorney general says the department has been confronted by peculiar conditions brought about by the war. There are two troad limitations on the power of the de partment. Increases of price, brought about now by agreement, conspiracy or monoply, but by the common selfish lmpluse of traders to take advant age of the extraordinary condition of the times, are not punishable un der the anti-trust laws, the report says, no matter how completely lack ing they may be of economic JuBti flcation or how extortionate. Sales of commodities by retailers to consumers generally fall outside of interstate commerce and there fore are not without the purview of the federal laws. Within such limitations. Attorney (Continued on page 4.) ARE KILLED IN Santiago. Chile, Dec. 7. Accord ing to a dispatch from La Paz, Bo livia, serious disorders broke out af ter a sitting of the chamber of depu ties, at which former President Montes undertook to refute certain charges made against him by the re publicans. The, chief of staff was wounded one officer,! two soldiers and four civilians were killed nnd 17 others were wounded. , Order was soon re stored and the dispatch adds that the trouble was not of a revolution ary character.