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Today's News Printed Today nRTY-EIGHTH YEAR SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1915 Ifgsfllll AMOR'S MOTHER BOWLBY WILL PROBABLY CRUISER DRESDEN WI1YIHG RESULTS MA! OIEFROM SHOCK BE ASKEDJO EXPLAIN SUNK BY BRITISH I EASTERN FRANCE British Admit Check by Ger mans But Claim New As sault Advances Lines BELGIANS PROVE WORTHY ALLIES SAYS WAR OFFICE Russian Attacks About Prz asnysz Have Failed Accord ing to German Report By Henry Wood. Piris, March 1.1. The Hrilish forces live temporarily abaii.intiPd their of fttsive east of' Xetive Chappelle and have begun an assault south of Ypres, iKonling to tho official communique iiiwd by the war office this after noon. u i admitted that the English were reoulsed in the region of Saint Eloi. Snmliv. but they returned to the at- tefk list aiiht and drove the Germans ont of the territory previously lost. They even succeeded in advancing their lines bevond the original positions. Fifliting continues in this region with imt violence. Belgian forces are nain proving to be vorthv allies ot the trench and lirilinh, the war office declares. An ittuk delivered by them near Dix mit, prevented the Germans from re- inlowiiij; their forces m that neighbor tool The flermans were reported, further, lnuvo suffered a repulse between Four W?ims and Holante, in tile Argonuo QerminsTike Prisoners, Merlin, by wireless via Sayvill,, .i.ir.n n.-(-anBuniav)' fighting lias I'Ccii in proems about l'raisnvsz for 'be past two days, it ivas officially an 'oiiccl here te,lav. ;, Was ,,!, ltl,. frcd that a total of ;,,Iim Russian I'nsoner, were taken hv (ieneral Von "I'l'leiihiirg at Angustof w , the Rus- ""!!'". tl'r''e the German lino. A'V R"ssi'i attacks about Prz- r have fai,,,.. ,,, (lffi(.m s(Uo. , . ""lation is hani.cd "Hi st . '"'"'" ''' . ! "riusn gniilmnts iiamase iv.-is ,l., re c , ks 1;n.o l h of M.n.,1,,,,, i .,,,,, p Told of Death of Famous Son, Lincoln Beachey San Francisco, March 15. Fears that death might claim a second victim as the result of the accident which sent Aviator Lincoln Beachey to his death were expressed today by physicians at tending Mrs. Amy Beachey, ba, the airman '8 mother. The aged woman collapsed when told that her son had been drowned in the waters of San Francisco bay when the wings of his tnube monoplane buckled in flight Sunday afternoon. Fifty thousands within the grounds of the exposition and at least as many more outside witnessed the fatal fail of the aviator who had successfully de fied death for ten years. Tho tragedy came during Beachey 's second flight. He had gone up half an hour earlier in a Taube monoplane, the Beeond time he had ever tried- any thing but the bilane with which he had essayed sensational flights for years. The first flight was only a partial success. The graceful aerc Aged Woman Collapsed When Highway Commission Will In quire Into Knock Against Western Oregon Roads Business interests and commercial bodies throughout the Willamette val ley are very much concerned and exer cised over the alleged action of State Highway Engineer Bowlby in writing a letter to the officers of the Seattle auto mobile club advising, in substance, that the Pacific highway through Western Oregon will not be in fit condition for travel during the coming summer and advising touring parties to take the Central Oregon route, and it is certain that the matter will be taken up for consideration by the Btate highway commission when that body meets either tomorrow or Wednesday and Ma jor Bowlby will no doubt be asked to explain. The matter came up informally dur ing the meeting of the governor, Sec retary of Stnte Olcott, and Treasurer Kay, sitting as the state printing board, when Governor Withycombe, nnu spent, oururuay nnd Nunday in Ku PRICE TWO CENTS btjutos 'itv? oejtf! AFTER SHORT FIGH T I'nnitu oin-ccsa, me gruccuu aero- -i j.i i. i Ai . plane soured several thousand feet nlof 1 1 ? nV " attention was culled -v.t.uj "Tuu me rugene business men, who were highly -incensed over the matter as it appeared as a serious knock against transient travel through the valley by motorists trav eling to and from the Panama-Pacific exposition at San Francisco, and urged him to take immediate action with the view of correcting tho wrong impres sion regarding the valley und Southern Oregon roads. It is pointed out that the Westeri and then whirled round three times in the "loop the loop". Descending, Beachey fixed his motor and took to the air again. Ho ascend ed to a greater height than before. Several times he shut off his motor anil wheeled and dipped sensationally, the Taube resembling a great eagle in the sky. , When ho Had reachod a height of (1.000 feet, Beachey poised the mono plane nppearently for another loop. He started the sliding flight downward y.":Kn "inus wilt "p ' "t class con preparatory to turning over and thc.njdltlHn lo.r mot.or truv!!l witllin n n,onUl apparently changed his mind. At a' or so, when the tourist travel will be height of' 4000 feet he slowed down the!8"1' . . ,hp n'll"' of tho highway motor and began the "dip of death "i00,"11"!8,910" ",0 to understand wnicn nan made him ruinous the world "". ""' K" mi The fllIll0(. .,.,.,, .... ,. . over. The mncliino started the lonir .. erroneous unu unmngiiig infor- ,i cii,,,,.;,,,, ' .. 1 " ' ' . ... " tmi.nih 'l.n ........... 1- ..II,. Si unuinii i-k I1UMUI1 I.lie vessel plunged heavily and went down Last of Admiral Yon Spee's Squardon Trapped By British Cruisers FIVE MINUTES BATTLE DISABLES GERMAN BOAT No Casualties Reported In English Fleet-Prisoners Taken Off In Boats London, March . l,r. The German cruiser Dresden, the only one of Vice Admiral Von Spee's squadron which escaped after the battle with the British fleet off the Fulklund Ulund in December, has been sunk, according to announcement loingni, by tuo British admiralty. The Dresden was sunk Sunday off Juan Fernandez isluud. 'lhe admiralty announced that tho Dresden was trapped bv the British cruisers Kent, Glasgow and Omnia. The British ships immediately onene.l fire and after resisting for five minutes, during which she was badly damaged, tho German warship hauled down her colors and ran tip the white flag. When sho surrendered, the Dresden was in flames. Her magazine hud exploded and her tipper works were burning fiercely. 6 Tho crew Was taken off in boats. THE WAS LINE-UP. England. Order in council declaring virtual blockade ngainst Germany. Certain re strictions laid against neutral vessels preventing exportation or importation of commodities through Holland c.r Scandin avian countries. Order effec tive immediately. United States. America will protest British blockade ordor, declaring it flagrant violation international law and rights of neutrals. State department pre paring to decide, soon whether will foreo Gormnn cruiser Eitel to intern. Turkey. British squadron at Smyrna again reinforced. Re ported garrison prepared floe, Dardanelles bombardment re sumed,' mine sweepers clearing channel. Believed French troops expect land at Bulair, cut communication of European forts with Constantinople. Greece. Unconfirmed report Mussulmans mussacred SO Greefc families in village of Ysmnri. Greece excited. Poland Petrograd announces German advance on Przasnysz fniai north halted at least temporarily. Germans defeated near Mlawn, Russians blocked General Francois' attempt to united his forces with others before Przasnysz. Great Pr. nsnysz battle rapidly approach ing. France British advancing near Ypres. British re-captured positions previously lost to Ger mans near Saint Eloi. downward nlunno almost nerncndiciilnr- mttnon. ne matter was mado public ly. For more than - 3,000 it hurtled! "r,""P' N"" "'ferenco of Major Bowl- lv h letter to the Portland ltotury club (Continued on Pago Six.) 'for confirmation. : ' Fifteen wounded men from the Dres- (Continued on Page Six.) MOTHER AND SISTER OF HARRY THAW STUCK TO HIM DURING CONSPIRACY TRIAL WHILE HIS SANITY WAS PROBED in Po- again bom- crman positions r Wcstende. l-.,0en!lan Ao"nce Haltod. At'p '-Tho German h a ah from ""'' by the def V nf." "ast ,p'"l)nrnrily, '"'' of Ml 1 ,"'r"K'" :"'-hnient , t ,I"M' "''finally an- J,h:,,i!,,'Vit was claimed. , '" Kith t " "", Geruinn . others , fro, of p f for that the "Wjoti,.. ! . , " V1 ' rzasnys KU-i. WM f the '"" 'he fii,,;;., ' in a spose of Eitel Case M , l! pre "i New- "I t "''! tV-TI,e slate lai;" to decide nl "r'nn i verted icderiih limy r,.. a., for repairs I1"! to sea or 'ri, I.".. , . t'I'f,,,.. . A,,,...., . a,,lh,,M!i;,,,y,,,;,''''v'.r,l '"""'Her l;i, J I ent to 'n,i., '"l.v. This ""'"' lj.i "' the govern- '"'"'iic-l t . "'"'""'ration "Ul,l I Allies ot inlur an. i., ..ii ..... '".v r !.), tue wars i hi "i 1. 1, .... i . .. ... i ;) 7. ' U 'fcp (v- j.tC,: ' -j v 1 1 ft u 7N ' " ' vo ' Vii , .; V'-'-J ''f$ I ' it f t S .'.' .'I.ii. THAW-2-.MdS- GL-CARNESIE, 3-Justice PASE"4-HAKKY THAV"- - - and to I'ril,; -i, tn ..... 1 I,.., "'a M I." '"Minir ,), J"! '" "''I ill New York, March 15. Tinny Tliuw wns declared not guilty of conspiracy ,N bv the trial jury Saturday, but he foiled to gain the point sought by the counsel. Ills defense wus based on tue .,..,,.,..: !... I.a ti.iu itntiKillir allllA to it. If hJ. . . V "','"". " " " I i. . . " " 1 ni'ii lie Tien trom Hie stiue nnyiom 111 1 ne.ierieh is not j Mtitteiiwnn In August, li:i, despite the ". she 11 V commitment issued by .Justice Victor 1 by the Her- i.... 1 .. i...i 1 ioou f..ilui,,if i'"nini) iiu ai-iiiiiui,1 , Jt'" ' ,." his nciiuittul for the murder of Stan ford White on the grounds of insanity be tab on t-p. i'. l.-r "nj. I'rv . ' X""'ri,'B" nnd the subsequent decisions of three ,'l'' "'" l'r""! supreme court justices before whom .ern.auy 1,;,, , ,.n h ci irons ti'rocecdillES were I. rnught '' in this ease e nil,.,,,.,! t,Bt he was illegally con fined and, being sane, committed no overt net in mnkinir his escniK', bei uilse A or vd SErELLrn t,1? D- ithe stnte should have granted him free- -is i.u ix CRYPT d .4 SHORTAGE OF TWINE Carranza's Blockading Gun boat Exchanges Shots With Cruiser Is Report NEUTRAL SHIPS BARRED Mfflp PORTS England Issues Formal Blockade Order of Whole North Sea Coast of Germany to Take Effect At Once Vigor ous Protest Expected Fro m United States and Other Countries Loophole Left For Escape In Case of Strained Diplomatic Relat ions Prize Court to Handle Cases As To Who Is Who , i London, Murch 15. An order in ouncil was issued today by Great Britain practically declaring a block ade against t'no whole North sea coast of Germany, although tho term "block- ado was not speciliculiy used. The order luys certain drastic re strictions cm uoutrnl commerce. This action was designed to prevent the ex portation or niportation of any com modities to ucriuauy through Holland or the Scandinavian countries. The order is effective immediately. In fact, it is Btuted Unit it bus reallv been in effect since Premier Asquith on March 1 anmsinced in tho house of commons the intention of the govern ment to take such action. Vigorous protests from t'no United Stutes, Holland and the Scandinavian are anticipated. iCngland's reply will bo that she was torecd to act in this miinuor by Germany's violation of in ternatiiinnl law and her Biibiiiarino at tacks on merchant vessels. No vessel whien sailed alter March 1 will be per mitted to continue its voyage if it is bound for a German port. Such ves sels may discharge their goods bo required to discharge their at a British or allied port. Too difference in phraseology, which says flatly that some vossehi will not be allowed to proceed and that others "may" be allowed to proceed is re garded as significant. Possibly tho government is leaving a loophole which; can ba used if diplomatic negotiations fail lo smooth out difficulties with th United Stntes and othor noutrnl coun tries luter. Will Enter Protost. Washington, March 15. America will protest vigorously against Knglund's shipping order. Government officinls dcclarod this afternoon that the order would be a flagrant violation of international Inw and tho rights of neutral nations. The fniliiio to specifically proclaim a block ade, maintained by warships, makes it a violation, it was declared, of treaty rights of tho United States with both. Franco and Knglaiid. Ai'iliiiHsudiir Page, in London, has not Washington, March l.. A rumor, coming from a source which has not been traced, was circulated this after noon that the Mexican gunboat sent to I'rogresso, Yucatan, to blockade that port had fired on the United States cruiser Dos Moines. No such report has reached the navy department. Officials of that department did not believo the report, saying that although Mexican gunboats were supposed to have been nt I'rogresso recently, they did not know whether any were there now. The rumors came after it had been decided to exert the strength of the naval arm of the United Stales gov ernment to prevent General Vemistiiino (arranzn from blockading I'rogresso. That this pressure has had its effect is indicated by advices to the navy de partment tending to show the blockade has cither collapsed or has been abandoned. The administration decided to in struct, the United States eruisi'ii ')es Moines to keep General Ciuriiuzii 's gunboat at a distance, from the Mexican port unless the blockade was volun tarily lifted. This action was taken to prevent interference wilh American commerce. H followed information from the agricultural interests Hint, nine-tenths of the supply nf sisal, the basic, product from which hemp cord is made, comes from Yucatan. Two hundred million pounds of bind er swine are needed annually to har vest the crops in the United Slates, nml Secretary of Agriculture Houston yet transmitted to tho state depart ment the full text of tho British order, cargoes at u but President Wilson and his advisers llritish port in tho custody of n prize have been informed of the general tonor court or may proeeod to u port in a of the note. neutral country or in France or Bus- No surprise was expected at tho re siu. If, however, the vessel should ac- ceipt of the press dispatches announc eopt a puss for u neutral or allied port ing tho order. Tho proposed American and should then proceed to a Gorman protest already has been outlined. It port, she would bo liable to capture is uiiderstortl that it will deny tho right ami eunilemiiatiou during any future of Great Britain to pluco a blanket em voy ige. I burg.) on the commerce, of Germany. Assurances were given the neutrals! This government contends that it has in the order that tliey would be pro-j the right to send unlimited quantities teeted in llritish prize emits. Vessels, of iion-eoiitrabaiiil goods direct to Ger suiliiig from Geiiiinii ports after March , many 11s long us the vessel in which I will not be permitted to continue to they are curried is willing to brave thei.- destination T!ie section dealing with vessels car ryintf goods to neutral countries but which are ultimately destined for Ger many, or carrying the German goods which have been transshipped lit a 11011' ml port, says that they "may" the danger nf mines. The main American protest, however, will be agniiist the declaration of. Ilre.it Britain that it will not permit German goods to be transmitted to this count iv eitiier by direct or indirect shipment. No Trace Yet Found Massachusetts Building Of Aged Murderer; Dedicated at Exposition llellingliam, Wash. March 15. An all-night search by Sheriff Stewart's' posse lor Samuel Ihompsoii, tiO years ibl und wealthy, who hominy night lmt und killed his wife und Hugh Sin Trail. 'is.'o, March I'.Thn Mass achusetts building at the I'anaiiia I'a cilic exposition grounds here wns dedi cate I today. It is located nl tho west- I ..I1 tl,,i ,iui,ni,,lr, n,l is n Fiiith. Ilovd, their hired man, was without re- . . (ion of the old lliilfinch. ,o trace of II ipson lias 111., ., ,,, ... ,,,, ,,., found. There is a belief 110 ended hisj (ll,,,NS ,f ,,. ,v WI1K m, ,y life following the tragedy. ,, issillllr Alexander' and the other 1110 nomiio lulling occorreo ... ,,,.1 W(lfn VVilliiii riioiiipson riiiicli, 1 11 mn 1 1K0 1) Kiiie.i: Koyd as the latter snt in a chair with1 his shoes off, Ins feet resting on an- ither chair. Ilnrrell Thompson, 1 1 -yelir-old adopt ed son, was the only eye witness. After Thompson opened tired 011 Hoy. I, lliir- ri.il savs his mother ruslien to tue teie- siieirieis were I lilted States mill. mill 1 iovonior .tohiison, and of Sim Krnnciscit lr. phone. Then observing his wile W'th 1..1.1 i.ri,i..Mi wit.,,,, ti,,,f nnl.i.y .1,,, the telephone r iver to her ear, ilolin H. Stnnchfiel.l, chief of time of Lis escnpe nnd bad shown no ill, "". X v ir, ... Hi . '' Mil (. council for the prisoner, nt the opening signs 01 menini uoerrnip since 111s es- l-Hir, a 11 ,i vm-, 111 inn, 111, HHin, "snvs t It it t we ennnnt inject tho ones- Mir.h With session f the trial of Thaw and five ' ' "nily and mtv , others on tliehiirgft of poiupirnry tv 11,1 lH,ly of Mm.'fnro Sunnw Court .TnstiVfl Alfrfd K. nf thu I'nui nnd a iurv mini? tho frank Mnt- 1. 1 .. fr... . M'ls id.i 1 1.. 1... ..,,,..1 k... I... ,,,.,.1.1 .,io liiv nverv means ... SlwIv It.'n "' Ail hbo, vault in nt bin ilisimsnl -to make the question ""' r'ni c,.i,.t,,rv . . Th,ii '. .niiitv the big issue. He 'inai .,I.,ir.,i,r.,J h ini,) n i.rove bv ninny ' he 1 le hit tu. 11 of ninny into tins conspiracy trial; that it has nothing to do with it. Thut, of course, is a mutter which tho court will Lnve tn decide. But we can liow mat innw, a sane man, was illegally held nt the asylum and had the so, If we can obtain n verdict of not guilty on such evidence nt this trial then I (eel that the way is clear for Tliuw to obtain his liberty. I know that despite the decision of this jury the commitment issued by Justice Dow ling would remain operative, but we would then immediately sue out o writ of habeas corpus with the purpose in view of shoving that, In view of the verdict Lore, lhe Bowling cominitinent is illegal and should be discontinued." The court ruled against the conten tion of the defense that the question of Thaw's Fiinity should be considered, but lie wns acquitted notwithstanding this ruling np.iiist him. While there were six defendants placed on trial, five of them were practically lost sight of and were dismissed curly in the cuse, for Tliuw In Id the center of the stage. The other men were cx-Assemblyniun Itichurd Itutler, Itoger Thompson, Thomas Flood, Michael O'Kccfc and I'.ugene Duffy, all charged with Laving conspired ith Thaw. Thaw's mother and sister, Mrs. Mary Copley Thnw and Mrs. (I. I.. Carnegie, were in court. blockade was raise,! bv comiiulsion or otherwise, practically all the harvesting machines 111 this country would ho out nf commission, Cnrrnnzn has been informed that the United States does not recognize the right of any de fncln government to blockade a port which it does not con trol. The navy depart incut, then in structed the Den Moines to see that there was no interference and adminis tration officials hoped this would set tle the nintter. General Carrnnzn undertook the I'ro gresso blockade to starve out the province of Yucatan, which rebelled against tho uuthlirilv of Senor llrecedn. Mho huh named as Carranza's personal representative there. The Maccabees are now busy making arrangements for a special ill e to be ill von bv the lirlue to be held lit the Armorv Wednesday evening. It Is an invitational dunce and the music will bo furnished by the Peerless orchestra. Itailey Lumiir, commissioner; Mayor Itolph, lleiiiamin ldl J Wheeler, president of the California 'university, presided over the dedicatory exercises. Throngs of visitors from New Kng I bind took pint In the nffuir, it being; lone of the mint elaborate state fiine : lions held since the exposition's open ' ing. I BO EN PLEADS NOT COILTT. ; New York, Mured 15.-Karl linen, of the lliiinbiirg-Ainericnn st.eanishii j line, pleaded not guilty today in the ; federal court here to a charge of con- United Slates Thompson raised his rifle to his sboiil dor. Ilefoie he cool. I pull too trigger, Mrs. Thompson fled screaming from the house. Thompson chased her nod sloped her flight willi II bullet in the buck. Carefully reloading the weapon for eneii shot he sent several more bul lets into her prostrnle body. Aeconliiii to lhe boy. his father said 1.. 1.;. im.ilii.r- " Voo will eet a divorce.1 si.iiiiey to defraud the will yon," and then began shunting. 1 government by permitting vessels of hi A telephone operator, listening on company to supply German wars'.iips. the 'ine, heard the shooting and gave! from American ports, lie wus release,! the i-In rill. ' ' r"' bail. The Weather er. witnesses that Thnw wns snuu'at tho rignt tu get out if he was able to do They have stuck to him ot every trial. SflMFONE OuOM PI si- J-'iiir tonight and Tuesday; cooler tonight; wind'. witstej-ly Report Current in England That Italy Will Enter War March 21 Ey J. W. T. Mason. j pressure in Vienna has been necessary. New York, March 15. Private re- While it is not n ssmy to beliova ports that llnly is to enter the war on ; that the authorities at, Vicuna finally the side of the allies March 21 are in refused adequately to compensate Italy, circulation In Knglnnd. The prediction u decided reluctance undoubtedly ex has not been published, but it is be- ists lo Austria being made a German i.,il, ,,.,l about. The date, of luiwii. The I it probable interpret1 course, is'onlv a guess. jtion of lhe mutter is that n crisis ha. There is tentative substantiation for arisen in the Italian negotia.tions, ami the belief, however, in reports that that I'.erlin is exerting its Influence Kmperor Francis .loscph declined to with Vienna to meet the Human de purchase rtnlv's neutrality with Auieri- maud. It does not follow that licciiustj can territory. It is impossible, how- the Aiistriuu emperor rejects tho sug ever, to put an entirely pessimistic in- gestion of tho kaiser, Italy's entrance; terpretat'on nil these reports, for they in the war Is now inevitable, Fraacls were Intended primarily for publication Joseph probably will continue to hcsl ;.. r .,.in a.,,i Pi,ri ltut 1 1... rmlilii.lt v I tatet until the last moment and the which Germany hss 'given to the fact . present refusal means no more at this tl,t neuot ntiom urn lies ruble wnn tune tnan inui morn urgem icuui Rome, nnd the further fact that leading German newspapers, without being cen sored, nrgod Austria to satisfy Italy's territorial ambitions, iudicato that much must be addressed to him. The nego tiations probably will continue until the kaiser and i'tuncis Joseph have an, Interview.