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MEDFORD, OKHOON, SATURDAY, AUGUST lfl, VM
GERMAN ADVANCE CHECKED AIL ALONG
fN UPPER ALSACE
LATEST NEWS OF THE WAR IN BRIEF
Frrnch Troops Advanclnn Into High
Alsatian Valleys Alter Occupation
of Soules Minor Skirmishes Re
ported, But No Engagements of
Note French Artillery Effective.
LONDON', Aug. 15, I p, in.- Tint
Hritish nl'fielnl picas buteiiii in its
I'ouiiuuuiontinn loilny sny:
"TIip (Ionium offensive is fur Iln
ininiH'iil arrested in upper AIrtni'i'f
Mini there mi' Indications llml tlti'
Firnch liiivt iniitli' pmgrcs on llml
Tin1 communication suvs?
"Tlu French troops uriyiiiH'iiu
lulu llni high Alsatian valleys (if Hi.-
Viki-M mountains'. SIllCC llll'lf 0(
ctiiintinu of Monies region, In Orrmuli
tcrulnry, on the fionller nl" Alsace,
which wit announced ji'xlcrdny, Iln'
IVcneli troops have entered tlm nwu
of Smile itself, driving out the Her
inn ti troops. Today they collected
llic. kit iiliniiilnnril liv the German
"In llitt Wocvro district, in llio Io-
pnrtniciit of Urn Mcusc, the Frriiph
troops loilny fired ut ami brought
ilitwu u hostile aeroplane, which wan
living ut n hcighl r over HHHI
"Till I MM (IlTlllllll officer occupy
ing Ho' fling machine were taken
"In tliu j.aiiii )tMi!f( a luilliilinii of
IVi'iii'li light infantry iul lo flight,
linllnliiui of (termini liMidwchr, taking
"Tin' Itclgluu cm vn I iv continue In
be successful in tin' vicinity of I Ins
Tlio xlnlcmcnt iiiIiU:
"No new of special interest Iiii.i
mini' to lilillil. There have been en
gugenienl nt mm or two points hut
these appear to have been iii.iiuly
"News fiom nfficiul sources con
tinue lo indicate ll'.nl the Fieilch
ami llclginii nrtlllcry Ih proving su
perior lo tlu German, nml ulso'lhnl
llic (liTiiinn iiii'iintr.Miirn do not ilc
teinnncdly fnce Imynuels,"
0 BY GRAND DUK
10 HELP RUSSIA
LONDON, Aug. 15, 8 a. m. A dug
patch In Reuters' Telegram company
from St. Petersburg says that Grand
Duko Nicholas, rommandor-lii'Chluf
of t ho Russian army, Iiuh addressed i
manifesto in 1'olnml, appealing for
tlio tlio loyalty of tho Polos nml
promising tlium autonomy In lolurn,
Tlio manifesto reads:
"Tlio hour has sounded when tint
Hiicrcil dream of your fathom may ho
realised. A hundred and fifty year
ugo tho living body of Poland wus
lorn lo jiIocch, but her hoii! survival
and hIio lived lu hnpo that far tlm
1'ollHh peoplo would como an hour
or rogoiuirullon and reconciliation
"Tho UusMlon nrmy brltiRH you tho
Holoiuu niiwB nt IIiIh rrconclllutlon
which otfatum tho froullarH sovorlm?
.tho I'oIIhIi pooplo whom It unltoi
conjointly undor tho nccptro of tho
Cxnr of ItiiKula. Undur thla aroptro
I'olund will ho horn again, froo lu her
icIIhIoii, hur laiiKiiacn and aulono
nioua, "ItiUHla oxpects from you only tho
loyalty with whU'UiilHtory has hound
you. Wlih opmi heart and a brother
ly hand tilflaiidbd Krojit KiikhIu rumuH
In miMil )'7ni, Hhu InjIluvdH that tho
tiwnrd which nlruek her imomlou ut
(liniiiiuwajil not yol rimlud,
"ItiiHulif fiojii (ha tdiorcn of llm
1'uilriu Ocean tn l(ii Ninth Hot
iiimilicn in arin. Tlio iluwn of
(inw llfu cniiiiiiriHreg for you, In IliU
hIoiIdum iIaw'h l Ktimt I ho xljjn of ( lift
crow- -lm nywM of dWffiiiliiK hiiiI
lliu invmicilloii of H Jiwplo,"
Tin' IVIlt Journnl of I'lirin xii.vh il Icarim "on uicinpriii.'liiilili
aullmril," that .lapan i rcttolveil In ilrrlnrn war on (Jcrman.
A wi'rrlt'HM dispatch from UpHIii roccivc.l in London Miy in
nu Intenlfw Imperial Chancellor V Metliinanu-IIolwrK rcpri'
hcnleil Iln war an "a lift) and ilealh hlriiftKl l"t w n Hie Her
inniiH ami 1iimiiiih."
I'ariM deelaret officially Mint tlir Knnlon I'iihh over Iln- ViingfH
Iiiih been oecupied hv French troopi.
(Irimil Duke NiclioltiM of l(iihin. coiiimniiilcr-in-cliicf of llic
nnuy, calU on llic Poles o be loynl to Itiistiii ami iirmnixcs them
The KxehniiKo TelcBrapli company of Loudon says -100,000
Auntrian troopn icado n coneenl ruled daub on Scrvin, but wero
rriulird with lieitw eaiunlllei.
Tho lcl;ian Kenernl xlaff rcporlM the MMilinii of it nnuy n
Itcliini ilUpnli lies report to coiupnuien of Oennau infiiulry
auilinbcd liv IleisiauM. Fifty O ennaus am Miid to have been
Field Mandml Sir John French, commauder.iu-ebief of Hie
KncliMi field army, nrrivnl in I'nriM.
From Home coiiicn a report of an attempt In reconstruct the
lencuo of llm Italkaii nntioiiH with Hip object of miilMing Jfu-ia
nml icKlrniuinj; Turkey.
OeiiPral Stem of Hie Oermnii Keneral ttuff in a mmiifpfctn to
Hip (Icmiau nallon cautioiiK Hie jx'ople iitfihi"!' believing iiiiHuiik
not made public ol'fieially. He m aid all iicwm will be puldiMlied in
paid time nml there will be no ex acnitimi or iiiiiiimiritiK
(leueral Olio Von Kmuiicb, 0 ermnu eommamlpr nt Lit-p1, U
dead, lie bus been nuccccdcd by (leueral Von der Mnrnilz.
TO BEWARE OF
C0IM:NIIA(II:N, Denmark, Auir. IB
(iu London, Au. 15, -,or p. m.)
The llerlinor Taneblatt of Aupint l'J.
which reached licie today, contains
a innuifertlu lo Hie Oemmn nation by
General Slein of tlm (leniian enrrnl
htnl'f, in uhlcli the public in caution
ed UKaiiHt believing any Htatcmcutn
except thnxp piven nut by the Kcncrnl
ulaff. It uy:
"In F.uglnud nml Fmuce fnlno
hoodi are beimr snre.ul broadcast.
"Vnu Ocminuft have too much faith
in your government to accept rumon)
"The F.ii;lisi accin-c us of huving
MiRKcstcd partition with Holland in
exeliniiKe for her neutrality. Such
charges lire beneath contempt and
demouHtrale the vinliteousiies-. of our
i'iiudh and Hie wickedness of our en
emie. "You flermiins nlnn are spreading
rumors of victories and defeats Mich
uh the (Icrmau occupation of llclfort
nml the desliuction of French rcgi.
"Kverythini; will bo puldir-hed nt
tho proper time mid wo have given
our word that nothing hhall bo ex
aggerated and nothing minimized.
"tew except those who are experi
enced in warfare can kuow or tdiow
wnn nai iiiineuiiicH vlctoncH arc
iVnotlior Merlin pnner declares Hint
Orcat llritaiu is paralyzing Ainciican
liplouiatie relalimiH by proveuling
the American umlmismdor sendini:
ispatchcM in cipher.
ITALY TO SEIZE
TWO OF PURSUERS;
WILLIAMSON, W. Vn., Aug. 1.1. -Ldwniit
MnuritK and Sauford Hut
field, members of n posse cluihing the
bnndits who yptilcrday robbed a pay
maHter and kilted three men at Alum
Cliff, Vn., were killed today in n
fight with tho robbers at Oilbert
Creek. One of the band was
Tho posse of which Mounts mid
Hut field were members had followed
Hie gang through the mountains nil
night mid came up with them this
morning. The bnmlitx opened fire
with deadly effeet mid the posse re
plied. One bandit was wounded, hut
his comrades ossified him lo escape.
Large forces have been Hearehing the
mountain for the gang since tho
robbery at Glen Alum.
Word from Oilbert Creek this nf
tcnioon said the posse has again
eomu up with the bandits and the
fighting continued. Three more, of
(ho posse have been wounded mid one
CIIAKLKSTON', W. Vn., Aug. 15.
Governor Hatfield this afternoon
wired to Sheriff G. W. Hatfield of
fering him a company of tho national
guard In assist in the pursuit of the
bandits who yesterday killed three
men near Glen Alum and killed two
deputy sheriffs near Gilbert Creek
Central News Correspondent Returns
From Front, Estimates Heavy Ger
man Casualties Situation Declar
ed by Belgians as Satisfactory-
Germans Plan" Enveloping Alljes.
IIIM'SSKLR, 1 P. in., via London,
Aug 15, 3: tO p. in, It wan official
ly announced thin ufternoon that the
Mltuatlon remains natlnfactory and
that nothing happened during the
night. A Ilelglan sergeant who en
raped from Liege an-rtB that there
In much demoralization among the
German troops there. A Herman of
ficer and eight soldiers committed
sulcldo by throwing themselves Into
the river .Metise.
(icnitan Los Heavy
I'AHIH, Aug. 10, 1'WGO it. m. An
official stalciucaiUsued tonight says
"The (lerman troops beaten yesterday
at Dlcst and retreated on Hansel! lost
heavily. Thoy tried to resume the at
tack on the Belgian's southern flank
and a German cavalry division
charged, This operation was r
pulsed. In the evening a column of
German infantry moved In the direc
tion of WIm? and Toner en but no new
"The towun near San I Pans are now
entirely occupied, by French troop.i
which yesterday too' tlm neighboring
Plateau. Tho Kronrir artillery at
tacked tho Germans' rear and Its flro
greatly helped our Infantry which had
a few wounded but none killed."
Cliuugo in Tactic
LONDON, Aug. 15, 3: 40 p. til.-
There are Indications or an intention
on tho part of tho German troops to
envolopo the extremo left of the al
lied forces, according to a statement
Issued by tho official press bureau
here this afternoon.
LONDON, Aug. IB, 7 p. m. Tho
Central News correspondent at Ilrus-
sols, who has returned from tho front,
estimates that tho Gorman losses In
killed throughout tho fighting against
tho Ilelgians so fur amounts to 15,-000.
KOMI) Aug. .15, 8:15 p. in., via
Paris, Aug. 15, 7:115 a. m. -The llul-
mi government shown eneruy in com
batting Hm various maueuveiri iidopl-
d by tmcmilulnrH who allcmpl to
make money out of Hm present ling
I'cily, Shipowner are asking exor
bitant prices fur llm IrmiNpoilntlmi
of coal fiom Kiigluihl o Hie Dulled
H laics, uinl mi a icnull Hm govi'in
incut iiiiimiiiii'i'M llml il is iilmut In
wiU it ii'ijiilftlllmi mi nil ei a ft ni'i'.
fNniiry o ni)v)ili llm ii4dhi sciilef
I'oiiiimnlc wild Him cmi m-wmy
fur m)r uw(
IN UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. In nns
wcr to tliuuy appeals for informalion
fi'om nhluralizoil citizens mid for
eign residents an In eoiulitlons under
which llicy uiny he l-eturued to their
unlive lnndH, fop lilitnry service,
Secretary Hrymi today issued n
statement snying the United Slate
vfas not u party to any treaties under
which sucli persons might be com
pclled for military service, and say
ing llidre wan no way in which they
might be forced In join Hie nnuy so
long us they remain in the Dulled
JAP AMIA8SAD0R NOT
INFORME'J UPON WAR.
WASIIINnTON, Ai'K I5.-AinlmK.
udur Clilmla of Japaiv a slain de.
pailuietii callt'i' juiliiv, said lie hud !
udlli'i'K ttliukWT I'lullng In i'oiiI'Iiiu
Vf deny pujlhlied ivpoils thai Jiijimi
IIHUSSKLS, Aug. H, 11.50 p. m.
(via Paris, Aug. 15). Tho Belgian
geueral staff states that up to 5 this
afternoon thero had been no engage
ment near Dlest. Tho number of
Germans In LlmhourK province l
declared lo liavo heon cxaggeratol
and tho general military situation la
described as excellent but for strate
gic reasons the general staff says It
will Issue no more bulletins.
Thirteen Vessels of Hamhuru-Amerl-can
Company Tied Up to Docks
Since War Began Owners Offer
to Sell Some to Proposed Company
Beginning of Merchant Marine.
DEFEAT OF FRENCH
NEW YORK, Aug. 1C, A dispatch
from Gorman official sources In Her
Iln was received hero today via Say-
vlllo, Long Island wireless Btatiou as
"Tho Soventh French Army Corps
and an army division from Uolfort
which had Invaded upper Alsace, was
defeated yestorduy by Gorman troops
Tho despatch, somowhat mutilated
by poor transmission, Indicated that
French entrenchments wore taken ut
the point of the bayonet,
NF.W YORK, Aug. 1.1. The Ham-burg-American
line issued n state
ment Ibis afternoon saying thai it
had under consideration offers to
purchase some of its stenmshiH in
Ameiienn waters, valued nt 20,000,
000. The fleet emhrnres Hie great
steamer Vnterlaml, Inrgest in the
world. If sold, the vessels would fly
the American flat; mid would be the
first big acquisition to the proposed
American merchant marine.
The stutement of the company
r:ads as follews:
"In response to the many impiir
ies as to whether tiny of the Hamburg-American
line ships nre for
sale, we have lo say Hint it hns al
ways been the policy of this com
pany lo dispose of steamers when
eer a good opwirtunity offers, pro
vided they can be spared.
"As Hie war has forced nil our
fleet into temporary idleness and as
we now have in American waters
steamers worth more than $20,000.
000, bonnfide offers for the purchue
of some of them nro being consid
ered. "Others of our steamers would, of
course, not be sold at any price."
Thirteen Ship Tied Up
The statement is iMied over the
signature nf'Willinni (I. Sick'rL vjee
director of the company. " '
Thirteen' veteU f ih'e Hamburg
American line have been tied up lo
their docks in Hobol.rn practically
since the beginning of hostilities be
tween Geimauv nml Hugland. In ad
dition lo the Vnterlaml. the big fleet
thus forced into idleness includes the
President Grant of 18,000 Ions, tho
President Lincoln nn.l the Hamburg
of 10,000 tons each, m.d the Pennsyl
vaniu of 111,000 tons. No announce
ment was uinde as to whether the of
fers under consideration included
any or all of these ship.
Vnterlaml in 1,1st
Smaller ships of ll.o line now nl
N'ew York nro the Kocnig Wilhelm
11, HS0 tons; the Amrenia, 0-JG0
tons; the Prims Kite! Frederick, 0575
tons; the l'rinr. Joachim, 47(10 tons;
the N'nssovin, 3002 tons; Hie Pisa,
10li7 tons; the Graeein, 2750 tons,
mid the Allemnnin, -1030 tons.
At Hoston the Amerikn, 22,029
tons, nml the Cincinnati, 10,030 tons,
are held in port.
No mention is mode as to tbo
identity of the ossible purchasers.
there was considerable speculation
as to whether tho Vnterlnnd was
among the vessels for sale. Sho has
tied up nt her dock with a largo
cargo of eoal nhoard, according to
reports, for two week.i or more.
NOW OPEN TO
War Department Steamer Ancon
Makes Passage Through Locks in
Seventy Minutes pnd Will Traverse
From Atlantic to Pacific in Eleven
Hours Several Vessels Follow.
PANAMA, Aug. 15. The Vnitcd
States war department steamship
Ancon made the passngc through the
Pnnnma Canal mid transit through
(he waterway i-t, now open to the
The Ancon left her berth nt Cri-do
bal at 7 o'clock this morning and
made her way lo the end of the
deep water channel from the Atlantic
to the Gatun locks. She went through
these locks, which have n lift of 85
feet, in seventy minutes. She eon
tinned through the waterway from
deep water on the Atlantic to deep
wnter on the I'ncifii! side without
incident. She is due ut the Pacific
side nt six o'clock Hiss evening.
Leaving Cristobnl the Ancon pass
ed several vessels at Anchor in the
harbor, waiting to follow her through
tho canal ami thus make the first
commercial use of the wnterwuy.
Vessels drawing not more than 30
feet of wnter may now make the
passage. It would be ossible to put
the big American drcudnnughts
through nt any time.
Any of the foreign wnrships now
in Hie Atlantic and Pacific waters
could nlso make the trip, hut the
nnvnl pliiiw of the Kurnitean "poive'rs
which have vessels off bnlh eonsls of
'the United States are not kifown
(Continued on psga 3.)
DAVIS CUP WON
NEW YORK. Aug. 15. Willi the
Australian team leading two to one
for the possession of the Dwlght F.
Davis cup and tho 1914 world's team
championship on tho tennis courts,
Maurlco E. McLoughltn and R. Norrls
Williams II, representing tho defend
ers, faced today the difficult task ot
overcoming this lead by taking both
matches in the final singles. Wil
liams failed to raise to tho occasion,
losing tho fourth set, match and cup
to Rrookcs, G games to 3, following
tho loss ot tho first set, C to 1, an I
tho second sot 6 to 'i, having won only
tho third set 10 to S Brookes out
played Williams Id overy department
ot tho game, except In tho third set,
Williams efforts to play safo in thu
fourth lost his strokes their speed and
ho 'went to pieces.
Wilding and McLoughltn started
play at 4 o'clock, although the match
had no bearing ou tho possession of
tlio cup McLoughltn won the first
bet, defeating Wilding C games to 2,
won tho second set, C to 3, lost tho
third 2 to C.
GET NO MONEY
President Wilson Formally Disap
proves Loan to Foreign Nations
Engaged in War as Violation of
Neutrality No Objections to Lean
to Neutral Countries.
TO ENTER BREMEN
WASHINGTON, Aug. Ifi.-ncr.
many will peimil Ilia nruUer 'JYnnes.
ee, healing gold fr AjmtIi'win, i
filler Hi nam ami will pnnJdu lr!u
Id hi lug Ameili'iHis lYoin lint lalhii
urn! M'iuU 111 llm sou h n (hu( poll,
ThU Kovciium'iil twin mi HsMm'4 o,
ST. PKTKRSRURG, via London,
Aug. 15, 12:00 it. m. Tho Russian)!
general staff today announees Unit
Russian troops havo destroyed local
railroad mid telegraph lined in tho
province of Kast Prussia nt eleven
points between Sehamlleningkeu ou
tho Russian frontier and Til-it.
German troops havo also damaged
some of the frontier roads.
On Wednesday thu Twelfth Ger
man Uhlans ami the Klnth German
rifle regiment, accompanied by artil
lery, wero discovered mi Ihe German
frontier in the neighborhood of Kalisis
by Ihe Russian Iroop-i. The Germans
avoided coming into contact, retir
ing lo Ihe iioilhwest,
AUSTRIAN LLOYD LINER
CAPTURED BY BRITISH
ALIIXANDIIIA, Kupt, viu Lmi.
dun, Auu, Ifi, IVtfiO il, in.-Thi' big
new Aulrln Lloyd liner Mmicnbiid
wiu ia)iuii'd (mluy by a IliHUii war.
uliljt near hem while mi Ik Max"
dm JUwIwy In 'JVe. HUv wu
Utwk llu wiL i
INCOME PROBE FOR
WASHINGTON', Aug. 15. A reso
lution to develop information on
which to proposo a federal inherit
unco lux was introduced in tho house
today by Pmgreshivo Lender Mur
duck. Il declines that 2000 men
control incomes aggregating more
Ihau Hint of Ihe government.
"It Is proposed because nf the
Iv'uropcuii I'Oiifllci In levy iiihlitiniuil
mid Increased taxes lo meet llm ex
pciiM'M of Ihe goveniineii)," Hays llm
resoliiliaii," nml it li desirable for
congii'i. n impure Julo bu oclu
Hllil I'lmiioilllu Jliimiliini'4i of it Klttd
UHled iiliciluin't I li li, mt nmw'lly
i(f Him ihiU ill'iiiluii ioi Hu pwtf.
viuil vf ftuulhvH 4 1 1 ii Mm,'
WaSHlNGTON, Afg. 15.-Prcsi-dent
Wilson today ionnnlly disap
proved of the plans of Amerienn
bankers floating loans in the United
States for the benefit of belligerent
countries of Kurope, but expressed
no objections to loans made to neu
A formal statement to this effect
wns prepared for issue through the
state department later in the day.
The mention of neutral countries in
the expression from tho American
government was mndu because it is
understood Switzerland is endeavor
ing to float n big loan in the United
Stntcs. The Swiss charge d'nffnires
had a conference with Secretary
Ilrynn today, but declined to discuss
Morgan Mado Inquiry
The rejection of the proposal lhat
American bankers be permitted to
float a loan for belligerent countries
resulted from nn inquiry from J. P.
Morgan & Co., in which they stated
that certain private interests had
approached them concerning a pos
sible loan to France. The Morgan
firm stated that no request had come
from tho French government nnd
Hint the 'inquiry was made' early tit
learn the attitude nf the state de
partment in ease such action might
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. Seery
tnry lirynn announce.! Hint Snilzer
land had made fonn.-tl inquiry as to
the attitude of the Uuifed States
toward tho floating of a loan for her
in this country, nml that the state
ment with reference to neutral coun
tries was intended to cover the in
quiry today by the Swiss ehnrge
Later Secretary lirynn gave out
the following statement:
"Inquiry has been made as to the
attitude of this government in case
American bankers nre nsked to mnke
loans to foreign governments durin;
the wnr in Kuroite, the following an
nouncement is made:
"Thero is no reason why American
loans should not be,, made to a neu
tral nation, but in the judgment of
this government, but loans to any
nation nt war by American bankers
h not consistent with the true spirit
FINDS EXCUSE TO
ROME, Aug. l-f 9:45 p. m., via
Paris, Aug. 15, 7;30 n. m. The ex
citement in thq Italian capital has
bccoino very ncuto since tbo exist
ence of war between Knglnud and
Franco on the one and Austria-Hungary
was declared. The Trillium in
an article evidently inspired in of
ficial quarters, emphasizes the fact
that Great Rritaiu pud Franco did
not really declare war on Austria,
but simply announced that a state of
war existed by reason of Austrii's
own auls, nml that; therefore Daly is
not obliged lo assist Austria-Hulls'11
The most notive work is now go
ing ou among tho government of tho
various Ilalkan slates to bring about
n reconstruction nf (ho former lint
kan league which ili'Tealcd Turkey in
tlm recent war.
The object f tho movement Is fo
assist Riissiu ugaiint Aimtria-lliut-gary
nml In keep Turkey limclive.
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