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THE MORNING OltEGONIAN, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2G. 1914.
BRITAIN CARES FOR
New Way of Living Is Strange
and Many Find Novelty
' in Having Plenty.
TALES OF HORROR TOLD
Sixty Thousand Offers of Aid Re
ceived From Various Parts of
United Kingdom and 30,000
Offers of Homes.
LONDON, Sept. 18. (Correspondence
Of the Associated Press.) Every day at
6 o'clock a bell rings In the great exhi
bition hall of Alexander Palace, where
upon 1500 women, children and old
men set up a clatter of wooden shoes.
This amusement park is now the larg
est camp tor Belgian refugees In the
London district, and makes ideal quar
ters for the homeless foreigners.
Not many weeks ago the same peo
ple were straggling away from their
burning villages, some for the Dutch
frontier to be herded together in
Flushing, and others for Brussels,
whence they were sent to Ostend. At
any rate, ultimately they found them
selves in a London railway station, be
wildered by the noise of traffic and
the strange language about them.
There they were rounded up by kindly
people speaking their language and put
Into motor 'busses for the various
Tea Habit Becoming Fixed.
Attendants at Alexandra Palace say
the refugees for the first day or two
seemed stupefied. The break In their
narrow, peaceful lives by war and
travel overwhelmed them. Then they
began to fall Into the new way of liv
ing. For many, no doubt, ease amid
plenty was a novel experience after
years of frugality and hard labor. Now
there is nothing to do but to wander in
the great halls, with their statuary, the
remains of a fair and a birdhouse, in
the wooded park outside, the heights of
which command an extensive view of
These peasants, trained in extremely
frugal living, had hitherto managed to
do with three meals a day. But in the
refugee camps they found a fourth
meal at 5 o'clock. At first they took
their tea as a duty expected of them.
Then they found it helped to break a
long interval in a monotonous day.
Now they clamor for tea. As it is
easier to acquire a habit than to break
it. they may, on their return, fix the
tea habit on rural Belgium.
Harrowing- Stories Told. .
The older Belgians have not yet re
covered from the horrors they have
passed through. They sit on the
benches, sad-eyed and dumb, paying no
attention to the children romping
about them. One of the volunteer In
terpreters at the palace says their
stories are so harrowing she no long
er can bear to hear them. Some of the
wome'n have met fresh griefs in the
death of their babies from malnutri
tion and exposure during the days of
their flight. The hospital has now
about 35 cases on hand, which receive
the best of care.
The children are having the time of
their lives, since the playground, with
its swings and merry-go-rounds, is
open to them. Cots have not yet been
provided, but the refugees have com
fortable mattresses and plenty of cover.
There is a daily issue of second-hand
clothing, dealt out rather with a view
of finding persons to fit the garments
than of finding garments to fit the
Homes Found Among People.
Every day a group of refugees, with
tags giving their destination fastened
to a button-hole, are taken from the
camps and sent to various parts of
England, where homes have been of
fered. There are only about 6000 In the
camps, and Secretary Morgan, of the
war refugees' committee, which acts
for the government, says that he has
received 60,000 offers of aid from per
sons in all parts of the United Kingdom
and 30,000 offers of homes.
LONG PARTED, MEN MEET
War Time Comrades Reunited After
Separation of Fifty Years.
ROSEBURG, Or., Sept. 25. (Special.)
Captain John W. Greenman, a mem
ber of the Oregon Soldiers Home, and
J. L. Joseph, of Philomath, veterans of
. the Civil War, met here last night
after not having seen each other in
almost 50 years. The meeting was ar
ranged by Mr. Joseph. Neither rec
ognized the other, so long had it been
Since they had met.
They were close friends during the
war. and fought side by side in many
A few months ago financial reverses
causea Mr. Greenman to enter the Sol
diers' Home. Mr. Joseph, who is lo
cated at Philomath, learned of Mr
Creenman's presence in Roseburg and
came here. The veterans spent hours
swapping yarns. Both men are more
than 70 years old.
PRISONER WOULD END LIFE
Man Out of Work Tells Court Death
Is Best for Him.
. "When a man can't get work and Is
broke, the best thing he can do is to
kill himself," James B. Carter, 63 years
old, calmly told Municipal Judge Ste
venson yesterday morning. Carter had
been arrested by Patrolmen Collins and
Madden on a. charge of drunkenness.
The suicide threat In open court fol
lowed a similar threat which was part
ly the cause of Carter's- arrest. The
man said he had a wife and child de
pending on him. He is a millwright by
trade, but could find no work of any
Judge Stevenson dismissed the
charge against Carter with the inten
tion of trying to find a job for him
He told Carter to appear in court at 2
o'clock in the afternoon. The man1 failed
to show up.
CUES QUELL ASSAILANT
Marshfleld Man Fires Three Shots,
but Misses Policeman.
MARSHPIELD. Or ni oc
cial.) An attempted shooting occurred
, Ycuuo.ua mem wnicn resulted In
Riley Volkmer, a local business man. the
offender being Subdued by Policemen
James Brown and Thomas Summerlin
only after they had beaten him se
verely with billiard cues.
Volkmer was corrn hv k
cers, jind on returning from home after
oeing oraerea tnere, he is said to have
opened fire on the police and missed
them three times. The grand Jury at
Coquille is investigating the affair today.
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NEW GUN IS DEADLY
"Turpinite" Used in Missile
Kills by Suffocation.
DEATH IS WITHOUT PAIN
English Correspondents Tell of En
tire Uines of German Soldiers
Dead in Trenches, Still
With' Rifles In Hand.
LONDON. Sept. 17 (Correspondence
of tthe Associated Press.) Remarkable
tales of novel engines of war are ap
pearing in all parts of Europe, but
nothing has yet equaled the reports
circulated concerning new guns used
by the French which fire turpinite, a
BUDstance said to produce instantane
ous and painless death for every living
thing within Its reach.
Although it is so deadly In Its work.
turpinite cannot be objected to on the
ground, that it violates humane prin
ciples of war. In fact it is so humane
that it must not be confused with lyd
dite and other explosives which have
English correspondents have report
ed that entire lines of German soldiers
stood dead In their trenches as a re
sult of thefumea from the mysterious
turpinite discharged by the French in
engagements along the Marne.
The dead Germans are reported to
have maintained a standing posture
and retained their rifles in their hands,
so sudden and unusual was the effect
of the new weapon. Instantaneous
paralysis is said to have been caused
The French gun for the use of tur
pinite is shrouded in as great mystery
as turpinite itself. Experts are re
quired, it is said, for the use of the
new ammunition and, the manipulation
of the strange gun so recently intro
duced into warfare.
Military experts are now speculating
whether turpinite will lend itself to
use in aeroplanes. Lyddite, it is said,
cannot be successfully employed by
military aeroplanes and Zeppelins. As
Zeppelins are capable of carrying guns
of considerable size, it is conceivable
they might utilize turpinite. However,
In the present war, military experts do
not expect to see any of France's ene
mies discover enough about turpinite
to produce its gas or duplicate the
London is constantly hearing stories
of the terrible engines of war Germany
will send over the British capital and
bombs containing horrible gases are
among the weapons It is predicted the
Germans may drop on darkened Lon
don streets. Such stories cause little
uneasiness because of the experience
of Paris with German bombs.
A few persons were killed there, bat
the Parisians in a way enjoyed the
visits of the German airships, which
ordinarily sailed over the French cap
ital about S o'clock in the afternoon.
Great crowds thronged into the streets
to see the aerial visitors and showed
little fear of the bombs dropped from
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AND CHOIR OP RHEIHS CATHEDRAL
years a teacher in Clackamas County
schools, ' was committed to the State
Insane Asylum today. This was her
second commitment, the other being
in July, 1913. She is 31 and was living
with her mother, Mrs. Mary Chap
man, at Clackamas Station. Mattie C
Johnson, of Boring, was also committed
today. Her insanity was caused by the
recent death of two daughters.
WOMAN FIGHTS FOR CHILD
Attorneys Battle Over. Mrs. Mollie
Bowers' Plea at Dallas.
DALLAS, Or., Sept. 25 (Special.)
In one of the stormiest sessions of court
ever held in Polk County, with charges
and counter-charges flying thick and
fast and with opposing attorneys al
most coming to blows. Mrs. Mollie Bow
ers, a fair divorcee, of Portland, today
made her fight for the custody of her
infant daughter, Marion, in the County
Court, sitting as a juvenile court.
Mrs. Bowers was represented by C.
W. Robison, Deputy District Attorney
of Multnomah County, who was sent to
look after the interests of the Portland
juvenile court. He presented an order
signed by Judge Gatens demanding that
the child be turned over to him as a
representative of the Multnomah Coun
ty Juvenile Court. He was accom
panied to Dallas by Mrs. E. Cosgriff,
deputy probation officer of the Mult
nomah court. Walter L. Tooze, Jr.,
aided Mr. Robison.
The Juvenile Court in Portland de
clared the child delinquent in June,
1913. and turned her over to the cus
tody of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Stump, of Dallas. While in Dal
las the child was turned over to Mr.
and Mrs. Milt B. Grant, from whom
Mrs. Bowers during September made
her spectacular effort to kidnap the
G. O. Holman represented the Dis
trict Attorney's office of Polk County
in the proceedings today. He and Mr.
Robison nearly came to blows in sev
eral instances. The court took the case
under advisement. It is said that
Multnomah County will fight this case
to a finish in order to establish once
and for all the jurisdiction of its Juve
BROTHERS' FATE UNKNONW
Censors Leave Little of Mother's Let
ter for Vancouver German.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Sept. 25. (Spe
cial.) Paul Becker, a tailor of this
city and formerly a soldier in the Ger
man army, has four brothers now
fighting with the Germans. Mr. Becker
came from Eisen, Germany, 13 years
ago, but bis mother and several
brothers still live there. Two brothers
are skilled mechanics and have been
employed In the Krupp gun manufac
tories at Eisen.
A letter written August 5 by his
mother has arrived, but very little of
what it contained was passed by the
censors. Newspaper clippings were
destroyed and he could not learn to
what part of the German Empire his
brothers had been ordered.
SALEM HOPS SELL WELL
Price of 15 1-2 Cents Record for
Day and Active Market Prospect.
SALEM. Or., Sept. 25. (Special.)
Slight activity in the hop market was
reported here today. Harris & Talbot,
dealers, bought 160 bales from William
Egan & Son, at 15 ..cents.
Sales of smaller lots were reported
at 14 cents. Indications are that there
will be considerable trading next week.
IRISH ARMS ASKED
Premier Asquith Visits Dublin
to Encourage Enlistment.
REDMOND PROMISES HELP
Nationalists Armed With Rifles and
Bayonets Act as Guard of Honor
and Ovation Given War Sur
prise to Lloyd George.
DUBLIN, via London, Sept. 25. Pre
mier Asquith appeared at the Mansion
House here tonight for the purpose, as
he exDressed it in th, nr.i n h
speech, "as the head of the King's gov
ernment to summon loyal and patriotic
ireiana to take her place in defense of
our common cause."
The Prime Minister received a tre
mendous WelCOma Whn 1A Q nr. an .... .1
the Mansion House with John E. Red
mond, tne Irish Nationalist leader, and
the Earl of Aberdeen. Lord Lieutenant
Armed Nationalists Guard.
Great crowds gathered in the streets
of Dublin and cheered the Nationalist
volunteers, .who, armed with rifles and
bayonets, acted as a guard of honor.
The Invasion of Belgium and France,
said the Prime Minister, constituted the
blackest pages of war's sombre history.
England had worked to the last for
In his appeal to Irishmen he said
he was backed by Irishmen of all parts
of the empire and the world. "Old
animosities are dead," he said. "What
Great Britain asks, what she believes
Ireland is ready to give, is a free will
offering of free people."
Mr. Redmond, who followed, said he
had promised the archbishop of Ma
lines that Ireland would bring her arms
and strength to avenge Louvaln.
Britain Declared Faithful.
"It is Ireland's duty to fight," de
clared the Irish Nationalist leader.
"Great Britain has kept faith with Ire
land, and Ireland will keep faith with
LONDON. Sept. 25. Speaking today
at a meeting of his neighbors at Cric
cieth, Wales. Chancellor of the Ex
chequer Lloyd-George declared that the
war was unexpected.
He never dreamed it would occur, he
said, until a few days before hostilities
began. He never thought any country
could be so devilish as to pretend great
friendship and at the same time make
elaborate arrangements to attack. In
deed, he thought war was so far away
that he had made arrangements to
spend August and September at Cric
cieth. It took 15 years to break Napoleon,
the Chancellor continued. He said he
did not believe It would take nearly
so long to vanquish Emperor William
but, long or short. Great Britain was
going to see it through.
Motor Company to Be Sued.
SALEM, Or.. Sept. 25. (Special.)
Corporation Commissioner Watson to
day asked District Attorney Evans, of
Multnomah County, to file suit against
the American Motor League Company
alleging that it had failed to comply
Selling Out Entire Stock
The Piano Manufacturers who are
the creditors of Soule Bros, have many
thousand dollars Involved in this un
fortunate failure, and they cer
tainly want their money. They want
to stop all expense at the earliest
possible moment. That Is why,' by or
der of the court, the stock was or
dered sold at once. However, with hardly
an exception, every piano manufacturer
Is well-to-do, and he does not particu
larly care for the cash If payments
can be secured it does just as well.
This, however, does not eliminate the
fact that to stop this expense imme
diately pianos must be sold at any
price they will bring. That is why you
can buy a beautiful Baby Grand for
only 1437 $1000 value; or $850 Player
Pianos for $188, or $250 Upright Pianos
for $97.20. It seems almost an Impos
sibility. These particular grades, as
well as all other grades pianos of all
names, colors of case everything must
go. and must be sold Immediately for
the cash or turned Into piano con
tracts. You Can Pay (or m Piano Now
a great deal easier at $4, $5 or $B a
month and pay less than half the price
than you can by paying the regular
price a little bit later and pay $10 or
$12 a month.
One piano dealer here in town
started his little hammer. The first
statement was, "Only cheap pianos."
But he was ignorant of his mis
take, for he acknowledged it by
pulling in his ads. He thought he
was telling the truth, but, after in
vestigating, found in this great sale
practically all of the reliable makes
Knabe, Stelnway, - Behning, Weber,
Lester, Steck, Emerson, Vose & Sons,
Hobart M. Cable. Ludwig, Estey,
and many other equally well-known
pianos. While he still has his ham
mer out occasionally, be Is very careful
as to' his statements. However, the
poor fellow needs 'business. -They are
trying to fly under a false flag, claim
ing to be established in 1873, when, in
reality, it was only three or four years
ago or thereabout that they started in
business. -They are trading on a once
established name and trying to get by
with it- But I don't think they are
making it, for the common name for
them around town is - the Musical
Morgue. It is very seldom you can see a
piano customer in there, even though
you should use an astronomer's glass
large enough to make the new comet In
the heavens look as big as the City of
I Offered to Put Up SIOOO
that I could prove that they were asking
over $300 for pianos whichcost them less
than $100 at the factory; but, when I
found that I was asking them for too
much money, I offered to put up $100.
Now, Mr. Piano Buyer, all I asked them
to do was to put up or shut up. So they
shut up they -didn't have the $100.
And all the time wo are selling those
same grade pianos, $97.20. We don't
call them $300 pianos; we call them
$250 Instruments. But we will leave
It to the judges as outlined which is
really the best piano their Instruments
for $300 or ours for $97.20. Is it any
wonder they squeal?
They Say lucore Is a Bad Man.
They know he is a bad man for the
high-priced piano-houses, the fellows
who never run a special sale. The trou-
Die oi ii is tney aon t aare to run a
special sale. We can prove where they
pay commissions of more than 25 per
cent. and. by the way. there is another
house here in the city of Portland who
never runs a special sale, who demand
the all-theyrcan-get price, selling their
siuu wholesale pianos for over $300,
and they don't dare to run a special
sale, either. I am sorry to say they
are located on tne same street as we
are poor old Morrison street. But
here is one piano-house that is doing
business in big quantities.
I Would Be Willing: to Put Ip Another
that we have sold twice over as many
pianos any week since we started this
sale as the two of them put together
have done in any one month. That's
a broad statement, but I have a hun
dred that says that I can prove it.
Lucore is trying to get the money for
the creditors as fast as possible. I
certainly paid over a big bunch of
money the other day, but I want to
get the balance of it to take care of
some of the other pianos that are scat
tered around at the earliest possible
moment. You will help me get rid of
these old reliable makes of pianos, for
I will make such prices that you can't
help but buy. See Lucore at 388 Mor
rison street. Store open in the evening
until 9 or 10 o'clock.
with the corporation laws. He said
the league was selling memberships to
automobile owners for $10, the mem
bers to have the privilege of buying
automobile accessories at cost.
JUDGE BLACK HAS LEAD
Nomination for Senator May Be Won
on Second-Choice Votes.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 25. (Spe
cial.) The State Canvassing Board,
consisting of Secretary of State How
ell, Treasurer Meath and Auditor Clau
sen, will meet here next Tuesday to
canvass primary election returns.
With official returns still missing
from King, Pierce and Snohomish
Counties, supporters of George Turner
admit that W. W. Black has a lead of
ten votes for the Democratic nomina
tion for United States Senator, on
combined first and second-choice votes.
On first-choice votes Turner is an
easy leader, with between 38 and 39
per cent of all first-choice votes cast.
Under the Washington primary law 40
per cent of all first-choice votes are
needed to give a nomination, and It
appears likely, therefore, that Judge
Black will obtain the nomination with
MOTHER GIVES NO SIGN
Mrs. Sohn, Who Shot Babes, Still
Unemotional Before Others.
OREGON CITY. Or, Sept. 25 (Spe
cial.) Although attendants of Mrs.
Florence Sohn believe that she is fully
conscious of the murder of her two
Infant children more than a week ago
and of the injury she Inflicted on her
self, Bhe has not yet shown any sign
of emotion. Her mind Is clear and she
recalls each event of the morning when
she shot the two Infants and then
turned the gun on herself.
When her physical condition is good
her mind seems normal, but when she
weakens It appears slightly clouded.
Physicians still say that she has only
a slight chance for recovery.
Portland .Complains of Penalty.
SALEM. Or., Sept. 25. (Special.)
Commissioner Daly, of Portland, today
complained to the State Railroad Com
mission against the 5 per cent penalty
Imposed by the Portland Railway,
Light' & Power Company for electricity
in residential and business districts.
Mr. Daly said the rate charged by the
company was deceptive and was based
on a certain -charge a kilowatt hour.
Normal School Rally at Ashland.
ASHLAND. Or., Sept. 25. (Special.)
A monster rally to further the Nor
mal School movement was held on the
institution's grounds here today. More
than 250d people were entertained at
music and games. The address was
made by B. F. Mulkey. of Medford, a
former president of the school.
is acknowledged by well-dressed
men generally ; superior in all
ways that obtain to make men's
ready-to-wear clothes satisfac
tory. Quality of material, accept
ed styles, color effect, skilled
workmanship and fit of
spell the word superiority. Suits
for men and young men in con
servative box-back and semi-form-fitting
Tweeds, Plaids and Fancy Mix
$20, $25, $30 and $35
Hats, Fall Season Styles
Fashion .dictates the diamond crown
ihapes in soft hats of various accepted
shades and colors, ivith contrast trim
mings. Stiff hats vilh the higher crovms
and narr offer brims.
Knox, Warburton and Dobbs &
Co.'s Fifth-Avenue Hats, $5.00
Stetsons $4 up Bristols $3
Under Direction of
Elaine Forrest, at the
This gifted quartet of instrumental and vocal artists
will again delight the diners during the dinner hours
with classic and popular music, commencing Sunday.
5:30 to 9
ARMY AT WATERLOO
Forty Thousand Germans Are
Reported in Camp.
BRUSSELS NEEDING FOOD
Kaiser's Forces Place Heavy Siege
Guns at Grimberghen and Me
ysse and Lock Citizens TJp to
Keep Move Secret.
LONDON. Sept. 25. The Ostend cor
respondent of the Reuter Telegram
Company sends the following dispatch:
"Forty thousand Germans have. been
encamped in the environs of Waterloo
since Saturday," headquarters being es
tablished at Ruysbroeck. All passports
to Mons are being refused by the Ger
man authorities at Brussels, the ob
ject apparently being to prevent trav
elers from seeing the great amount of
army transport, which has already re
turned there from France.
"The Germans have installed heavy
siege guns at Grlmberghen and Meysse.
To prevent the Inhabitants of these
places from reporting this fact the men
have all been shut up In a church and
the women have been sent to Brussels.
"As a consequence of the exhaustion
of supplies in some classes of provis
ions the German Governor of Brussels
has consented to Burgomaster Max' go
ing to Antwerp with the object of se
curing the consent of the Belgian gov
ernment for the distribution of provis
ions and cattle to revlctual the city.
The understanding is that these pro
visions will not be requisitioned by the
JUDGE'S CHARGE DENIED
Leroy Lomax Says Accusation lie
Violated Agreement Is False.
Leroy Lomax, whom Judge Davis
Thursday suspended from practice In
his department of the Circuit Court,
yesterday Issued a statement maintain
ing that there were no grounds for the
court's order. In his statement he said:
"I desire to state that the case in
which this order is luade is now pend
ing in the Supreme Court, so I will not
therefore make statements for publica
tion as to the facta in said case. How
5:30 to 9
ever, as to the order made by Judge
Davis. I will say there are absolutely
no grounds to support such order. Any
statement of Judge Davis' that I vio
lated any agreement made in his court
as to myself or my client is absolutely
"I have practiced law in this state for
17 year -. and I do not think any of my
clients will accuse me of taking any
advantage of them, and I will cwtainly
not permit Judge Davis to do so, for
the benefit of his friend, .Oscar Home,
or anyone else."
QUARREL BRINGS DEATH
Coroner's Jury Investigation Reveals
Card Game Outcome.
A quarrel over a card game and a
threat of death by Secundino Coco, on
September 19. resulted In the death of
Coco at the hands of John Luciano, ac
cording to testimony of witnesses at
the Coroner's jury Investigation of the
murder yesterday. It was said that
Coco placed $3 on the table following
a quarrel and offered that amount as a
wager that his opponent would be dead
before noon. When he entered the
saloon later with hands in his pockets
he was shot and killed by Luciano.
Luciano is being held in jail pending
action of the grand jury.
BANKER CAN'T SEE PEACE
A. 31. Wright Says Enropo Has
Erased Word From Dictionary.
Peace is a word that has been erased
from the dictionaries of Europe, ac
cording to A. M. Wright, assistant
cashier of the United States National
bank, who returned home from his
European trip yesterday.
The nations have no Intention of
ceasing to make war until the fortunes
of war are definitely settled, he thinks,
assorting that the nations appear to be
in the fight as long as they can endure.
He participated in many exciting and
interesting episodes on his return trip,
both in France and In' England.
Pioneer at Kelso Passes Away.
KELSO, Wash.. Sept 25. (Special.)
K. M. Howard, a pioneer of 1648, who
crossed the plains with an ox team to
take part in the gold excitement in
California, was buried from the local
Methodist Church yesterday afternoon.
Rev. T. M. Reese officiated. He is
survived by 16 children and 31 grand
chydren and four great-grandchildren.
Vancouver Licenses 8 to Marry.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Sept. 25. (Spe
cial.) Marriage licenses were issued
today to C. Thornberry and Olga Pay
sky, of Astoria. Or.; John O. Jackson
and Ella Haugset, Henry Johnson and
Mrs. Beatrice Doyle, of Portland, and
John R. Fryrear and Mrs. Blanch
Pearl Whitworth, of Beaverton, Or,