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Fair Tonight nml Sunday.
Max. OH, Min. 4B, Iliun. SO.
Dully- Tenth Ycnr.
Captain Asserts Torpedo Came In the
Night Liner Carried Americans
Life Loss Estimates Placed at
Twenty Canadian Troops Aboard
May Have Struck Mine.
H Hit MX, Sunt. C Tho German ruL
nilnilty hns ns yet no Information re
garding thu Hesperian case.
Ql'KENSTOWN, Sopt. 0, .")::).T p. in.
--Cnptnin Mniu of the Hesperian
tnmlc the Htntcmcnt today (lint the
esel hud been torpedoed nml Hint
no warning wns given.
LONDON, Sept. 0, 1:22 p. in. A
mc-sago Inter in the day from Consul
Frost In tlie Amoricun embassy said,
the total loss of life might ronch
twenty. According t information
telegraphed liv -Mr. Frost, tlio Hos
ii'iuui went down at 0:11 o'uloek at
n point not far from tlio scene of tlie
explosion, all tlio.su on hoaid at the
time being rebelled.
Ql'KKNSTOWN, Sept. (1. Mr.
Hamilton, u sulnon piissuugor, de
scribing his o.xpciieiioua, said:
"No warning was given liofoio the
(orjiedo wan fired. Suddenly a limit
Mvnin cried, 'Snhmarine on thu st.ir
hoard Imiw!' Almost simultaneously
the toipcdo strtiuk.
"I entered a limit with fifty others.
The bout took tlio water wifely, but
seemed to leak badly. It wan neces
sary to detail two men of the crow to
bail constantly. The women huhaved
will and there wan no appreciable
panic aboard tlio steamer. We wore
in tin1 boat about two bourn hefoto
Among tlio sncond-olnas pnsson
rer wcie iiuiro than 100 women and
It is reported bore that a sailing
vcel was torMiilocd about the biime
time as the Ilopciiuu.
LONDON, Sept. O.-Tho Allan line
steamer HexpeUau sunk at H:l"
o'clock this morning within a lew
it'll-- ot (jiicciifetowu, after Captain
Mum and a volunteer rescue paity of
twenty-five had niailo a brave fight
to bring the crippled ship into port.
Dunne; the nivlit the Hesperian feet
tied "-riuliiallv by the head. Daylight
-bowed the deck awash and the liner
about to take the liual plunge
Th' captain and cuw were taken
oft bv rescue boats ami landed latnv
nt Queetistown by tlio steamer Kmp-
Tue sinking of tlio Hesperian in
dcip water probably will prevent an
investigation to determine whether
the disaster from a submarine's tor
pedo or from n mine. Passengers and
enw nssoit positively that tlio vos--cl
w.is struck bv a torpedo, bat tint
lur no statement bus been obtained
Jroin anyone who wuv u subiunriuo or
The American embassy i receiv
ing iiMirts from Wesley Frost, the
Ann 1 1' an con-ul at QueciMown, on
the nui-tion whether warning was
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S ritW'ISCO, Sent G-Thous-mulK
pf representatives of oreaniicd
labor from the cities around San
Francisco bay, the interior valles
and eveu more distant parts of the
state, were la San Francisco today
to Join n a. celebration of Labor Day
nt the I'anama-Paelric exposition.
The orator of the day wag Frank
I Walsh, chairman of the federal
lomiuUsion on industrial relatione.
For the fire Mine in many yenra
the Sail Kraaclwo Building Tradee
i o.innl and the San KranrUco J.ae-or
l ,ih w n uiilliil 111 their telf !t-)Kn.
KAISER 11$ Pill
Nn WARNINR 111 f Al LSTRI AN FNVHY
HESPERIAN SANK ADMITS ACTION f I Is
BRITISH COAST TO CURB ALLIES , Mi
Duniba Frankly Says He Took Part
In Plan to Cripple Munition Pro
ductionDual Citizenship Involved
by Latest War Tangle Urged Fel-low-Countrymen
to Quit Work.
WASHINGTON, Sept. C Tlio white
house and tlio stato department woro
8llont today on the public statement
of Ambassador Dumba ot Austria
thnt ho had taken purt In n move
ment to curtail production of war
materials In tho United States by re
minding Austro-llungarlun subjects
that they woro violating tlio criminal
codo of tholr native laud by accepting
employment In tlio munition plnnts.
Tlio stato department had Dumba's
notlco that bo was coming to Wash
ington to see Secretary Lansing.
Tlio ambassador's frank statement
of bis activities, however, was re
ceived with undisguised Burprlso In
Tlio situation was regarded as ono
of tlio most unusual and susccptlblo
official developments ulnco tlio out
break of the war.
Secretary Lansing later in the day
received u request ftuiii Ambassador
Dmnbii for a conference and mitde an
appointment to meet him nt thu Mute
depattment tomorrow afternoon. It
was understood here that the Aus
tiiun iiiiiliiiHMiilor wished to offer ox
plnnalion of dispatches which llrit
isli officials found in custody of
.lames K. J. Archibuld, an American
nevswipcr correspondent, icgnrdiiig
Amoiican wnr munitions factories.
Ambassador Daiiiba, it is under-
stood, will produce copies of the pa
pers, which were directed to the for
eign oftico ul Vienna.
Officials hcio point out thnt there
are absolutely no precedents for of
ficial guidance. It is declared that
unless existence of a conspiracy can
bo shown it is doubtful whether nay
statutory violation has beon involved.
The question of the legality of ap
proaching naturalized American citi
zens by foicign nnibiissndors in tiuiu
of wnr is said to involve the question
of dual citizenship, which bus been a
siibjejct of continuous controversy
between the I'nitcd States and several
of the great Kumponn power. This
government never has been nble to in.
dueo the French government to aban
don its claim to join within French
territory of poisons of French biith
or descent even to the buuond gen
eration. This government hub been obliged
in many cases to rooognuo tbo Kuro
pean doctrine that the individual and
not tbo territory govern, beeauso it
was not able to resist its applica
tion, which would involve a broach of
official relations with several of the
grout Kuropean powers. Therefoie,
some otticials cannot see tlio way
clear to make strong legal protest
against the action of the Austrian
ambassador in adducing himself to
his countrymen in the United State
and warning thcni of tbo conse
quences of the Austrian law.
IinilMX. Sent. C, via wlroloss to
London The following official stato
ment wag issued teday:
We learn from Geneva that Ru
manians residing In Switzerland bavo
their regimental divisions."
NEW YORK, Sept. 6. Instead ot
parading today the Central Federated
t'nion. the loon! organisation of the
American federation of Labor, cele
biaied i.nUor d b) a pit nlc and an
atiti uiiUlr Uttuontt ration.
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John yi. Sla.vton, former governor of Georgia, who once saved Loo Frank from tbo fallows. Jle lull
been warned to keep out of Oeorgin being threatened with mob violence if ho returns. Hy his side in thu
picture is bis wife. Ibdh ere now in Calitornia. Shivtou declares he will go buck. His wifo refuses to com
ment upon her husband's stutciacut, but ir -ists that it he does go back to their home stale she will try to bo
nt his side every minute.
RUSSIANS HOLD ' HIDES JUDGE SHOT BY
TEUTONS UPON ; f ASSASSINS FOR
EASTERN FRONT I m COURT DECISION
Lead Invaders Into Swamps ami Re
gain Lost Lcnncqada Bridgclicatl
From Hindenburg Violent Artil
lery Fire Upon Western Front Con
tinues Without Lull.
LONDON', Sept. (I. -fiisliting n
both wings of the eastern front pro
coeds with much gicutcr vigor than
thu struggle in thu center, where (ho
invaders appaiently arc liaiiif diffi
culties in truckle wuium. In the
south near thu (hiliciiwi border for
tiiuo iliuttiiatcs, first ono side and
then tlie other cluimiutfucceHc. The
main offensive, however, etill lius
with tlio Austnuiis and (icrinuiis.
On tbo mil tb Hunk Field Murhu
Von HuiidQiiburK now holds the Ihina
bridgohond at l'rielrichstudl, but liM
lost hat nt LfiineqHilH, further down
tlio river towurd Kiga. The battle
in thnt region continue without de
Kuagia. bus corrected earlier re
ports concerning the attempt of tha
Gurmnne to muko a lauding at l'or
nau, continuing JloHin's htutemeut
that iiiktond of losing vessels as the
result of attacks by the Kushiiiiis, the
(lennans inteiitionullv sank guvoml
small steiiiuors to block the entrance
to thn Gulf of liiga. The deduction
is mudu Unit the Germaiu fcansl the
Russians would laud there suffic
iently htrong force to threaten Field
Marshal lliiidunbiirg's lull flunk.
Saturday and Sunday alonif tin
wcotetn front brouuht a continuation
of thu vigorous bomliHrdmcut bv
French artillerv nloiig the Lorntiue
ironticr and m the nsgc-.. 'lids
heavy artillery liulitm has continued
tor nhuo-t u tnitmulit.
OUT UPON STRIKE
ALBANY. X. Y . Sept All of
the SeO conductor and uotoniien on
the Albany street car system went an
strike today. Traffie cosmnI twwe
diateiy and Charles Hewitt, general
manager of the United Traction com
pany ordered the barns locked. A
dUj.ute oer the dUcnarge and fus-1
pensiuQ of men caused tUe trouble, j
OREGON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER G, 1915
BACK TO GEORGIA? WILL HIS WIFE LET HIM?
HLOOMINGTON, 111., Sept. 0.
Sccretury Frank Jrorrison of tlu
Amciicuii Feneration of Labor, in a
Labor day s)ecch hmo today indorsed
tlio recent so-called stuff report of
tlio industrial relations commission
with its findings on industrial And so
cial conditions. "Thnt report," uid
he, "states that a condition o.Uts in
this country which inual in your opin
ion nppunr us n incuuuo to our coun
try. "A contented and efficient eitizon
ship calls for a iiiiiiiiiiiiii unite that
will support HHgn-oaruuni in seiiuiue
"In dismissing niililnrisiu anil pre
paredness, let it bo iiudumtoud that
tbo labor movoinciil is not in favor of
penco nt any price Our strikes in
dicate there is a point of the lives of
trade unionists whero they gird their
loins for buttle rather than longer ac
cept unbearable conditions. Stiikos
indicate life, vigor and streuitth.
Power to make effective protests
against wrongs should bo encouraged.
A nation's workers who do not pos
sess this MJver can bo of little service
to their country in its hour of need.
"While uiiliturisiu and prepared
ness are as opposite a (ho polos, let
it bo understood that lubor is aleit to
thu kind of prcpnroducM tbo steel
trust, the coal burons, the railroad
combines and allied interests favor.
l.ahor sees the wolf of militarism oou
ichIci! behind the little Ited Hiding -hood
piotcnse of thoso mini rospon
sihlu for Ludlow, who favor ('ob
sacks in the vnrioiw sUtes.
"Tho preurcdncs that the men dc
mnnd is no dit'ieient Uihii a militar
iiiu to object lonablo its champions
are forced to rechrliten it.
"Labor favors pruiaroiluos, and
as thu lint step in tlml diroetion we
demand that tho killing of AiHorica's
heel iuhiiIuhhI iu thu shois, mills und
miuea of our country be stoppoil. We
stand aghast ut tku coiHio-stiHwn
iintlefieldk of Kuiopo, but let us not
towt that 30.UUU of our fellow
eounlivnien eitgau-d ill gainful occu
pations ure killed overy year; more
tliiui this, there .im 700,000 wealth
priMiueers injuretl and this only in
cludes thoso wh-e injuries extend
over a period of lour week-.."
No Vatloan Festivity
UOUK. Kept, fi, rig l'ans, .' 10 jt.
m. - There ws no feniivity ut in wii
U'nn lodav, the auniverssry of the
eonuiJili.in ut l'oe Iiensliet X, the
miiI .1 ii 't wi-Linif to uuike the ue
L'ttlvU via vi rcjijiclUg.
CA ON SUBMARINE
Mliotlo Island Jurist Murdered Near
Providence, R. I. Falls Dead at
Own Gate Woman Heard Venge
ance Oath Given Italian Suspects
Arrested by Police.
PROVIDKNTK, If. L, Sept. ().
Justice Willis S. Kuowlun of tho
eighth judicial district wiih assassin
tiled just after ho hud loft his bun
galow iu N'oilh Scituuto to take a
trolley car for I'rovideuco today.
Ho received three bullet wounds,
two in tho back and ono iu tho jaw.
Tho attack occiinud about u hundred
yards from tho house and apparently
tho shots oame from bushes that
lined thu village load leading to the
After having been wounded nt least
once, tho justice turned back and hud
nearly regained the gate opening into
Ins plnuo when ho lull dead.
Tho murder was witnessed by no
ono o.xccpt tho assassins, who ok
enped. Later the polico detained two
moii on suspicion, lliey aro Italian
Inborors and, according to the police,
ono of tliuui carried a loaded lovol
Tim body wns found by ICnowlos'
lioiisokoopur, Mi. Warddull, who had
run from the house when sho heard
tho shots fired. As sho reached the
lawn she says sho lit aid a man's voice
with a foreign accent cry: "Now,
judge, I've got )ou." She saw no
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LIST NOW SAFE
QL'KICNSTOWX, Sept. 0. Tho
Queonstown ngoncy of tho Allan lino
announced today that forty-ftvo first
elnss passengers on tho Jloaiiorluii,
lit second class and 10S third class
passengers had been neoountod for
and that It could not soy at this tlmo
how many wore missing.
Tho number In the crew wag glvon
as III, of whom there bavo boon ac
counted for tM, not Including thoso
who remained on the Hesperian until
sho wen down.
These figures, the agency says, are
approximately correct. The w outlier
last night wai rather bad,
AID CURBING OE
Operate on Own Side While 4000 Reg
ulars Under Funston Patrol Texa
Side Americans Slain in Retalia
tion for Posed Picture Postcards-
UltOWNSVILLK, Tex.. Sc;v. .
Tho disposition of troops iu tlie
Hrowusvillu section continued today.
Hy midweek thcro will ho -1000 men,
cavnliy, infantry, artillery, signal and
aero corps, in this district, which has
70 per cent Mexican population.
Tho troops aro patrolling a terri
tory licit rlv the sir.o of Muino, which
contniiisi only one city, llrownsvillc.
I low to distinguish between loyal and
disloyal Mexican citizens is nu tin
Somo Americans lmvo como to he
lievo oven that other nations are try
ing to involve Mexico with the Unit
cd .States or that Americans who wish
intervention arc behind most of thu
In tho two months pinco the bandits
began operations four American men
have been murdered. Two lmvo been
killed nt Sebastian by Mexicans who
were personal enemies.
It is now established that two
Amoiicnns wcro killed partly iu re
taliation for somo picture postcards
which bavo been spread over nil
northeast Mexico. These weio pic
tures of Texas rangers on .horseback
with ropes about tlie bodies of Home
.Mexicans killed sovcral weeks ngo in
thu fight nl Norias. The rangers did
not drag the bodies. They only pos
ed for the picturos to satisfy a pho
tographer. Tho wide sale of these
pictures produced bad feeling.
WASHINGTON, Sept. fl. Major
General Funston reported today that
General Nafnretto, the Carran.a
commander at M.itamoros, had again
denied that Cnrranza troopcru were
milling tho Moxicau border, and pro
posed bringing more Cariunzu troops
to thu Mexican side to suppress dis
orders. Thu Carranza authorities
lmvo suggested u conference to ar
range joint action.
General Funston's mosMigo includ
ed tlio following rcpoit from Colonel
Milliard at Brownsville;
"t'nrrnuni consul slates (o mo that
ho has today iu pitrsoii informed Nu
faretto at MatnmonH of fuel thnt
Americans and Carranza troops aro
this morning facing each other near
Mission and in danger of conflict ;
that Nafnretto replied he would or
der his troops to move buck from
hunks of rivor nml thut any shoot
ing from Mexican side would bo by
mon other than his; that yesterday
ono oiiustitiitiniinlifct officer was kill-
tl and one civilian wounded in fight
across liver at C nvazos, already re
ported by Captain McCoy,
"Constitutionalist consul staled
that Friday afternoon while ni
American aoroplano was iu llight here
his vice-consul heard shots from the
Mexican sido of tho liver, apparently
directed nt tho aeroplane Ho re
ported to General Nafarette, who said
ho could not behevo tho shots were
fired by his soldiers, ns ho nt that
very hour hud them all assembled for
n review in Matnmorns. Nafnretto
made offer or Miggosliott that muro
constitutionalist troops bo ordered to
tho Matumoras district for tho tmr
poso of oo-opornlitig from tho Mux
jc an bido in stopping bandit disunion
along thu river against tho American
LONDON, Sept. . Amciicuii se
curities weie quiet, owing to the holi
day, but prices advanced follow uig
the fall iu exoliRiujo rates. I'. S. Steel,
Krio and Chesapeake & Ohio were no
i asiunall marked. IlotuU Were no
Harry Frcy Slips While Hunlino Deer
on Lake Creek and Bullet Cuts Ar
teryBleeds to Death Cries for
Help Heard Dies Alone In Wilds
Ilnrry Froy, carolakcr of the city
intake on Lnko creek, wns found dead
in the hills Saturday afternoon. An
inquest wns held this morning by
Coroner John A. Perl. Tho eoronor's
jury rotumed n verdiot that Froy
enmo to his death "accidentally, by a
gunshot wound from his own wenp
on." Froy bled to death from n bul
let in the leg thnt severed both largo
arteries and broke the bono of his leg.
It was first thought that tho (lend man
was bliot by n careless hunter' for
it deer. Froy would bavo been Ul)
years old today.
Kvidcnco taken nt tho inquest this
morning showed that tho victim slip
ped on tho rooks while hunting ami
that his rifle, a '25-35, wns discharg
ed, tho bullet piercing tho leg. The
body wns found Sunday morning af
ter twenty-four hours nlono nncl
wounded in tho hills, in sight of his
home. Tho remains wero found by a
rescuing party. The first to reach tho
body was Frank Miuklor, n friend.
Snturday morning Froy and Mink
ler left about G o'clock for n hunt for
deer. A party from tli'iR city com
posed of I'd Mills, Louis Jenkins nml
Charles Shadriek, all of this city,
wcro cnnipcd near tho old ITunloy
placo and left for n hunt about tho
samo time Thoy met Minkler re
turning ,nud ho asked than if they .
had henrd Frey call. Thoy replied itt
the negative. Tho Medford pnrty re
turned lo their camp about 11 o'clock,
Shadriek and Mills going fishing, nml
JonkiiiH, nu 18-yonr-oM boy, taking a
.22 rifle mid going squirrel hunting,
lie walked down the road toward tho
intake. Ku route he heard u cry from
the woods, which he took to bo tho
sound of a voice herding sheep. Ho
reported this fact to MJuklcr nt the.
intake, who said that unless Froy ro
tumed soon ho would start on n hunt
for him. When Mills and Shadriek
returned from their fishing, Jenkins
told them of henring tho cry. They
hitched up their team and started for
this city, telling Minkler of the inci
dent of tho ory when thoy met him.
Jenkins says he heard the cry several
times, hut that it was indistinct and
Froy was nn experienced woodsman
nml well iiuquniiitcd with tho neigh
boring country, so no fear wns felt
for his hafety. Lato in tho nftcrnoon
n search was instituted ami continued
Sunday morning, when ho fulled to
retain. His failure to return nt night
aroused fears for tho first tiuiu of
Froy orawlcd half u milo from
where the nooidont occurred in n des
perate effort to reach aid.
Tho nflo was found scvoral feet
from tho body, and it is tho theory
thnt Frey slipped and fell, ami that
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UltlSTOL, Kngland, Sept. 6. Tho
47th annuul trades' union congress,
whloh Is expected to bo ono of tho
most Important gatherings in British
lubor history, hold Its first sossloa
In his oponlng address, James An
il row Seddon, tho chairman of tha
congress discussed chlofly preblems:
arising from tho war. Conscription,
tho exploitation of food products, tho
regulation of labor under war con
ditions and femalo labor would, ho
dcolarod, test tho nation to its foun
dation, nnd demanded Immediate und
Ho urged tho congress to prepare
for tho tlmo whon thero would be a
resumption of world wide onoBess la
tilt) CflniQgt between capital and, labor.