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THE MOftXtNO blifeftbNiAN, TtJESlii . K6vE?niER 24; 1914.
YPRES SET AFLAME
BY GERMAN SHELLS
Many Important Buildings De
stroyed Before Several
Batteries Are Silenced.
AMMUNITION IS LACKING
cnit-Of ficial Statement Declares
That German Shells Pa.ll to Ex
plode and Found by French '
to Bo' TJselesa.
PARIS, Nov. 23. The. official French
bulletin given out in Paris this after
noon, says that yesterday Tpres was
subjected to a violent artillery fire and
that many of its important buildings
were consumed by flames.
A eemi-offlcial statement giving some
of the particulars of the fighting at the'
front in. Belgium and France from No
vember 15 to 21 was issued here tonight.
It says: . . ,
ft "These last few days, except on cer
tain points, have been characterized by
a perceptible slackening of the , Ger
man actions. On the other hand, our
artillery and infantry have gained on
the enemy noticeable advantages in the
regular siege war necessitated by the
configuration of the country and the
' positions of the two fronts.
Cermun Artillery Silenced.
"From the sea to the. Lys our
artillery, thanks to the information
supplied by our aeroplanes, was. able
to rectify its fire'and succeeded many
times in silencing the German artillery.
"On November 17 -in the region of
Tpres we destroyed . several German
guns, and on the 19th and 20th obtained
the same result at Nieuport. . It was
through our artillery spiritedly re
turning the fire of the enemy that on
the lath we silenced the German, bat
teries which were shelling the Tpres
station and the road from Boperinghe
to Tpres. ...
"Several times it seemed as though
t the German artillery lacked ammuni
tion. Some German shells failed to ex
plode, and we found that they were
useless, being such as are used on the
Infantry Holds Positions.
"In the last five days our infantry
In this section ha3 lost none of its po
sitions; often it has gained ground.
The partial attacks of the Germans al
ways have been repulsed, while on
the other hand our offensive move
ments have almost always resulted in
strengthening the ground we occupy.
"On November 16, north of Letses,
the Zouaves.of the Moroccan brigade re
captured, at the point of the bayonet,
a. wood, triangular in shape and diffi
cult to hold. They have thus far suc
ceeded in retaining it.
1200 Dead Germans lh trench.
"The German trenches occupied by
the Zouaves were filled with bodies.
"More to the south, on November 17,
the British found in another trench
1200; dead. The losses to the enemy
continue to be very heavy. .
"It must be noticed that when our
Infantry weakens under the violence
of an attack It is the first to undertake
a counter attack. Thus General VI
lalin's troops in the region of Tpres
retook, on the night of November 17-iS,
a. wood which they had lost during the
flay. They made it a question of pride
not to postpone one moment the retak
ing of the position.
"Still further south on the line from
Armentieres to the Oise November 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 were quiet in
general. Our artillery scored some
happy victories. On the 17th it dis
persed and destroyed a , company of
German bomb-throwers who were at
tempting to throw bombs in our
French Declared Masters.
"Toward Beaumont our infantry, on
the 19th. did not obtain all the results
it expected, bi t our artillery clayed
havoc in the German trenohes and wire
entanglements without the enemy's
guns returning the fire.'
"This success has made us the mas
ters or positions from which we dom
inate the German defenses.
"Fomthe Oise to the west of . the
Argonne there have been several rather
severe engagements. Our guns have
iniucteu upon the enemy serious losses.
Ammunition Store lllown I p.
"East of Rheims was an ammunition
torehouse which was blown un.
"On the 17th, near Viell Arcy fOld
Arcy) our heavy artillery demolished
.three guns and exploded a caisson. The
tame day, north. of Craonne. our guns
silenced .the fire from several of the
enemy s batteries.
"The next day, hear Amlfontaine, a
oerman camp, located by our batteries,
was compelled to move.
"The 19th, near Rouge Maison. we
put in bad condition a section of the
105th regiment of the enemy . and de
molished extensive earthworks near
the farm Hurlebelse.
"November 20, near Vailly. we pre
vented the continuation, by the Ger
mans of trenching operations which
had been begun there.
"AH these successes confirm the con
fidence of our artillerymen iri the ef-
ucacy or their fire.
German Lose Advantage.
"Op the 17th. the affair at Travy-Le
Val was a brilliant? success for our in
fantry. It was near 11 o'clock when
tho Germans attacked. Thev hom-
barded the village with howitzers and
xnen inrew two . battalions upon its
northern side. . Their .attack, suarton
and in mass, carried the Germans at
first to the public sqdare, and then to
the church, and enabled them to take
irom us, a mitrailleuse. . . ,
"But this success, ouickl
was as quickly broken down. One seol
tion of the Zouaves charcred. Thtv -rT,-
menced their action by recapturing the
mitrailleuse ana tnen, reinforced
pushed forward past the church -hurt
the square, driving the Germans back
to tneir point of entrance into the
town, 'I hey were trying to break
inrougn to tne east.
"In this new rebulse. tri Rcrmi.
left behind several hundred men. dead
( or wounded. Our losses were less than
V V uiciu
j "Another example toe same day ot
the sting ot our foot soldiers: Iri the
vicinity of St. pubert two of bur com
panies, suddenly attacked by two bat
talions, were driven from their
t trenches, but the next morning they re
covered all the lost ground and in ad
dition took 80 prisoners.
"On the . front .of the Oise . and the
Argonne our aviators have been able.
In spite o the rain at first and then the
sharp cold, to do some good work. .We
have seen the services they have ren
dered to. the artillery In directing . its
fire. .They also, twice upon the Aishe,
and to the east of Rheims. compelled
the aviators of the enemy to interrupt
their missions and return to the Ger
"From the Argonne to the Vosges
numerous actions, have taken place in
which our troops have given ample evi
dence of their endurance. Each day
and each nigrht around Verdun and
upon . the heights of the Meuse they
have had to . repulse some particularly
IvnlNer's Commander Removed.
"On the 15th in the. Vosges the Ger
mans,. Jiavingr sustained, losses .which
reached 2500 men... removed General
Ebergardt, who commanded a division.
Lieutenant Handel, eon of the ex-Secretary-
of State .of; Alsace-Lorraine,
were killed during this day's fighting.
"On the 17th it was necessary to
send to the rear two German battalions
which had been engaged against us
at St. Marie because they had Jost
more than half their effective forces.
"It is well worth while giving spe
cial mention to the affair at Chauvon
court, whloh did not succeed,, and to
the one of Senones, which, on the" con
trary, did succeed. . , . . . s
"Our men. , by a daring attack, had
established a footing in the two bar
racks west of Chauvoncourt, a suburb
of St. Mihiel. Twice they wen re
pulsed and. twice they recaptured . the
position. They still occupied the larger
part of it.when on. the 18th. a violeni
23-centimeter motar fire compelled the
front company to seek shelter in the
first barracks. At this moment the Ger
mans blew up the building, which they
previously had mined."
German Worki Destroyed.
"We had in this place 200 casualties',
(Killed wounded and, prisoners). The
endeavors of these brave men, how
ever, yrere hot .useless. . Sa through
them we were enabled to destroy the
defensive work, which had served as
the-base for German counter attacks. .
. "The . Germans., who attempted : to
cross the Maas to help their troops
stationed at Chauvencourt, on the oth
er hand, sustained heavy .louses, losses
certainly, much greater than ours. At
Sennes a . detachment supported by
artillery received the order, to take
some German trenches, which were
threatening ours. A break was made
in the first wire fence by means of
melenite on November 19 at daybreak,
and our Infantry, at a bound; made ari
advance of 250 yards, only to find it
self confronted by a new wire fence,
infantry Holds Ground.
"Taken oh the flanks, right arid left,
by the machine guns, the infantry re
mained firm and unshaken, and under
fire proceeded to fortify Itself on the
conquered ground. Our men in this
brilliant, affair lost only .60 , men.. ....
"Worth . noticing also In the eastern
section has been our resistance and
progress near Les Epargnes, In the vi
cinity of .Verdun., . , , ... . ,v.i.
"The Germans have not altered their
customary methods. They again nave
bombarded the Rheims cathedral. They
also have shelled,, taking special aim,
the . Bethune Hospital, from which,
however, we were able to remove all
our wounded In time. ....... .
"The German frame of mind, as. we
have known it since the beginning of
the war, again has manifested1 itself
in ari order Intended for the reserve
troops, a copy of which was found In a
dead officer's pocket.
Civilians to Be Shot.
"The order contains these words: ...
" 'Every French civilian found on the
battlefield will be. shot.'
"This order is especially intended for
the youths who .have Just left school
to don the uniform.
"It is worth notinsr also that the
German government still adheres to its
lying methods.. The German . stater
ments of November" 19 . mentioned a
violent attack by the French, who. It
said, were eventuaHy repulsed at a
certain point in the Argonne. Due
inquiry into this report was made and
it establishes . the fact that on . that
point and on that day the so-called vio
lent attack, consisted of a . few shells.
Ihis shows the degree of confidence
which is to be attached to the German
statements.'.'.- ... . .
SNAKE SKIN IS GIFT
ROBERT G1ECKLER, OP HA KICK
pLAtErs, rtAs rAttLer troput,
Receipt of Six-Foot Relic of Sire's
Prowess Recalls Actor's Narrow
Escape From Reptile's Bite.
Robert Gleckler. popular leadlnsr man
of the Baker Players, received an. un
canny present last week the skin of
a sixTfoot rattlesnake. . The snake was
killed by the actor'e father, in the back
yard of the family home In Pierre,
S. D. It bore 16 rattles and is an un
usually fine specimen. .
Receipt of the . unique gift recalled
to Mr. Gleckler the time when a fine.
healthy-looking old . rattlesnake, got
its fangs, into hia flesh. He was riding
across the prairie and' noticing ...the
snaKe colled by the side of the trail,
reached for it with his. whip., lie irot it.
but in some way instead of killing it as
usual the tning swung back on the lash
and stuck its poison into his bodv. The
accident came nearly caiisihg the death
of Mr. Gleckler, whose experience from
the poison and consequent treatment
left a most yivid impression' upon his
Robert Gleckler,, Leading; Slam, of
s Baker Players, Who Has. Re
ceived Skin of Six-Foot Rattle
snake Killed by II J s Father in
South Dakota. .
mind. He turned the adv
account by writing a story about- it
wnicn was accepted by the, Black Cat.
It not only made a decided appeal to
the editor, but won a Drize.
Mr. Gleckler has written -a hurnb'er of
magazine stories and articles, among
them being "Life in the. Middle West,"
"My First. Meeting- With Calamity
Jane," of whom Mark Twain bo often
spoke: "The Man of Moods." "Oliver.
the Tenderfoot," and' others: He Is a
graduate from Belolt University, Wis
consin, and started to study law at
Harvard, but, drifted into stage, work
and made his5 first appearance at the
famous Castle Square in Boston, unijer
John Craig, and. afterwards became a
great favorite in ..Boston. .
. The rattlesnake skin has been made
into a. belt and. hat band,, which Mr.
Gleckler will wear in the first Western
piay presented by. the Baker Players.
Students Shorten Vacation.'
..Since many students . .went, to the
schools yesterday morning one week
ahead of schedule, the school departs
ment has opened the . Beaumont and
Alameda Park schools this week.. These
schools are in "portables," and contain
only the two primary grades.
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PROTECTION UP TO
Ml, SAYS L
Under - Secretary Questioned
iri Parliament Regarding
Possible German Raid.
BRITONS INTERESTED ONLY
Emergencies Committee at Points
"Where invasion 3ii&ht Be Ex
pected Are Being Instructed,
Says Cabinet Official.
. LONDON, Nov. 23.; Plans for dealing
with a possible German invasion were
spoken of iri the" House of Commons to
night by Under Secretary for War Ten-
, W. C. Brldgemari, '. member from
Shropshire, asked whether the wear
ing of brassards would insure that per
sons taking part in the defense of the
country would not be regarded as
civilians. He also asked if the govern
ment was aware that many active men
over the recruiting age desire to. fight
In event or an invasion and are pre
pared to furnish their own arms and
equipment if the-."$Var Of fide, will de
signs a uniform for such a force.
Navy Expected to Prevent Raid.
Mr. Tennant replied . that . the War
Office felt it was the first duty of the
navy to prevent a .raid. .
"Iri event of. Its taking place," he
said. "It is our duty, to drive the. Ger
mans Into the sea as fast as we can,
and. I hope we shall be enabled to
- Iri regard , to the action of the civil
population. If an Invasion . takes place
he pointed, out that emergency com
mittees had been formed in the various
counties where there was any danger
of an Invasion, and Instructions were
being Issued to those committees.. He
thought It was not desirable, to say at
this time what these instructions were.
Britons Merely Interested.
, The. Pall Mall . Gazette., -referring; to
tne. report or liveliness at n;maen
says it accords4 very well with what
passed in this country this week. ,
Military movements took place
which, of . course, .we shall not dwell
upon . in detail." .continued the paper,
"but which gave" rise to the almost uni
versal belief that the authorities .had
hews of sorrie attempt to be made
against us. The attitude of the public
mind was one of interest. It certainly
was riot one of alarm."..
SCHOOL LEVY IS UP TODAY
.. . . . .-Continued From Flrat Page.)
school of trades. This will entail the
expenditure of $90,000 or 1100,000 now
in the contract balance of Board dis
bursements', and. adds .2 'of a mill to
the tax levy. . He believes that this
should not be spent at this time. His
objection includes the purchase of
ground for a Hawthorne school site,
which was determined upon by the re
mainder of the Board.
6-Mill Levy FaToraA
The East Side .Business Men's CluB
was represented by Ii M. Lepper, .who
asked that the levy should not. exceed
mills.. He pointed out that this was
the limit recommended by. the Chamber
of Commerce. Commercial Club, Pro
gressive Business 'Men's Club and
other organizations. He said:
. "The Board should place the levy at
5 mills, we believe. , At least, it should
not be higher. We hope to prevent the
scene, of last, year at the taxpayers'
meeting, and Intend to go to the meet
ing and stand by the Board. I do not
believe the public at this time would
stand for a greater levy than 5 miljs.,"
Chairman M. G. Munly; of the Board,
told the petitioners that he did riot feel
free to recommend a levy higher than
S mills.. H8 quoted Shakespeare's say
ing that when two would ride a horse,
one must ride behind.
"With 5 mills we can make only the
Irhprovements that are absolutely nec-
...,,'r " U ecilfl Mlf tha npAnln had
given us' the money we asked for when
we desired to. float bonds, we, would
have had plenty, for our purposes, iiut
they refused and 1 do not believe that
with the present condition- of business
it would be fair to asit for a nigner
Dr. Sommer and Dr. Alan w. amitn
attempts may be made to
"pack" mkkting to kaise
Taxpayers of. a certain district
threatened the fechool Board yes
terday . that they would appear
Iri a body torilght to see that the
levy was raised sufficiently that
they, might have a new school
building. Large representations
(rom various sections of the city
hoping o benefit .by a higher
levy . may. attempt to "pack" the
meeting tonight. -if
There is a possibility, that the
scene . of . last, year's taxpayers'
gathering wili.be repeated . with
the result that the, levy . voted
will not represent the desire of
ihe city as a. -whole. A. year, ago
the tax was raised more than
1400,000 over the recommendation
of the School Board through
large, representation , at, the. meet
ing from districts' that were di
rectly Interested In the increased
indulged la a friendly tiff over the pur
chase of grounds for the proposed trade
. Tiff Over Trade Fchool.
"If this trade school site were not
bought now we would only have to ask
for a levy of 4.8 mil.'s, said Dr. S.im
mer. "I can see no necessity for put
ting money Into, this property . at tiie
present time. And what Is more,, the
money that is to be .used was never set
aside for the purpose. . .
"I am hot afraid to. ask anyone for
what we need in the community.'
answered t)r. Smith. "Now Is the best
time to purchase, the. property we are
offered. . It has, fallen $10,000 .In price
during , the past, week; and . we could
not buy at a better figure than we can
now. , . v . .
Chairman Munly corrected Dr. Som
mer. with ,. regard to, the setting aside
or siuu.uuu lor tn trade school site
. "It has been understood1 all the while
that the , surplus J100.000 was to be
used for ihe purchase ot a site for the
trade., school,"., he said. , ."There has
never been any question about that." .
. Discussion was cut short by Direc
tor Plummet-, who moved that a levy
or 5 mills be recommended and a bud
get providing tor the. same ue adopted.
Dr. Smith secood33 the motion and the
motion carried,, wren xr.. Sommer vot
tng.no. Dr Sommer reauested that .he
De permitted to place a minority report
in the budget. . . ..
The meeting of the Board was opened
oy tne announcement of the chairman
J that it would be' the last opportunity
for public objections before the adop
tion of the 1915 budget,
Woodstock Pleas Heard.
Mrs. E. H. Ingham, representing the
Parent -.Teacher - Association . of the
Woodstock school, was the first to. re
spond to the invitation. She said that
five acres :to ..the north ot the building
and a small strip at the west should be
purchased for playground purposes, as
asked for .last year. . She said that the
land was in danger of being sub-divided
and sold In pieces, while at present
it would be sold at a low figure. It has
been used for gardening by the. stu
dents, but this work rhay, have to be
discontinued... When the presentWood
stock building is completed there would
be no. grounds adjacent, said Mrs.
. The Taxpayers' League had rid repre
sentative at. the meeting.
"My boy . hasn't as good a place to
go to school in as I keep my horse in,"
complained, a .taxpayer of Terwilliger
district in asking for enough money to
put a building on property already pur
chased. P. S. Miller added to the plea
JT. 1. Werlein. represehtirig: residents
of the Hawthorne district, in request
ing that money be spent for. a site for
the Hawthorne Jschool. , declared , that I
inticascu vurcnaaes oi scnooi property
rnade. more valuable all f eal .estate In
a city. He asked for a levy of 6 mills.
New Illsh School Wanted.
Residents of the Southeast Side were
persistent In demanding that a tax be
levied to finance the construction of the
first unit of the new Franklin . High
School on. the 15-acre Tenney tract at
East Fifty-second and Division streets,
recently purchased by the Board for
This -has been granted IS, the budget
recommended by the Board, with. $50,
000. approximately, for the purchase of
suitable grounds for the new. Haw
thorne School and $90,000 for a trade
school location on the East' Side.
. Last year a tax ( levy of 5.S mills
recommended by the Board was raised
to 7.5 mills at the taxpayers' meeting
to accommodate the districts that de
sired the erection of the $160,000 Shai
tuck; $160,000 Couch; $55,000 Richmond
Annex and the $30,000 Fulton Park
buildings. ... - '
Tonight wilt be the. last time the
mass-meeting, method of voting a. tax
levy will be in force, it Is thought, as
a bill already has been framed to be
introduced at . the. next Legislature
abolishing thls system and placing the
power, of fixing tax levies in the hands
of the Board.
The revised summary of the budget esti
New and additions
- Grounds .
Public improvements ..........
General School . ,
Apparatus, furniture, etc.. ......
Janitor ............ , ........ , . . .
Physical training ...'.'i.,...
Free textbooks .'.-'.-.........
Graduating exercises . ..........
Library and ref erencs books. ...
Cooking .....,.,,.'.. J ,. ...... .
General school ..'.............
Manual training- ................
Sewitur ........... ...... .........
Upkeep of arounds. . I . . . .
Repairs and Replacements
Freight and drayage. . . .
Janitors' salaries ....... i ......
Janitors' supplies ...............
Light and power....
Attorneys' fees and litigation
expensed . . . ..
Automobiles - .. ,r
Repair and replacement,,....
Storage. and care.,..',.,,.,,;.;
Janitor work ....
Rent ... . . - .r4r..,,.t
Repairs ana replacements.......
Miscellaneous ... ,
Exhibits and expositions
Teachers' Retirement Fund Asso
. Transf ers-77- - .
Insurance fund ;,.'....;.;;....'.
Cpuptv apportionment ......
High school fuad
State apportionment , .
Cash on hand
. . . 7U2.O0O
, SPECIAL. LEVI. .
To be raised by special levy $
Assessed valuation bv County -
Assessor, practically .
Possible assessed valuation ot
public service corporations.......
Total assessed valuation J308.OOO.Ooo
Less C for loss In collection 15.400.000
. . 1.463,000
5 mills 6a f20i.6O0.0OO' ijives.'.
Total .' .
PISPTJTE OVETt SITES ONLY
School Board, tVith One Exception,
tJnlted on ldlS Bridget.
With the slnglei exception of a differ
ence as to the purchase .of school sitei
the Portland School Board is united on
the budget for 1915. In dissenting from
the majority's opinion. Dr. E..A. Sora
ther would lower the levy twd-tentha
of . a mill.
Objecting to putting money, in land
on which .no buildings could be erected
for at least a year. Dr. Sommer submits
a minority : report j with the , School.
Board's budget, asking that 4.8 mills
be. the tax ,levy, Instead of 5 mills.
. "Why buy a site when yoii. can't put
a- school on It?" be asked yesterday.
"I am in favor ot a trade school and
I favor a new slt for the Hawthorns
School,, but I don't believe, the money
schould.be spent for the grounds now.''
"I bellevfe In buying a site one year
and building. the next year, rather than
putting, off the subject and inaking a
larger expenditure later," asserted .DT
rector Beach yesterday. "I think that
the expenditures should be spread out
so that the dralri will not be too .heavy
on taxpayers in hy single ea.r." . . .
, "I am. entirely satisfied with a levy
of 5 jniljs,-but only feat- that the tax
payers will try .to-Increase It tomorrow
night.'.' asserted Mr.. Munly,., chairman
of. .the Board.. "I think .the land for
the trade . school, should be. purchased,
for that is what the money was put
aside for.". . . .
"I think a levy of 5 mills Is the best.
The Hawthorne. School, . undoubtedly
needs a good kite, arid now Is. a good
time to buy property, both for that
and the school of trades,"" said O. M.
. "There are, some things that.we have
to have and will not get unless we
have an assessment cf 5 miua,". declared
Dr. Alan- W. Smith. ."We have, a fine
opportunity to purchase the land for
the trades school.. . We can get It how
for J90.000 and $100,000 was. asked, a
week ago. - We' need it and I believe
in asking for it." , .. ... .
That hew , buildings should . be .pro
vided .py. the issuance of bonds is Dr.
Sommer's icfea. , ..He . thinks that the
money raised in the .budget, should,
only .be, used1, for operating expenses
and necessary repairs and additions.
The board concurs in the belief that
new buildings should be built by bond
ing the school, district.
Double Stamps Till ,3 o'Clock Today
WE HAVE JUST .RECEIVED A SHIPMENT OF
F. St -JR.. Gluten Flour
u.i ' A Recommended in the Treatment of :
Diabete Obesity, Rheumatism
This Flour contains about 40 gluten or protein.
also cresco flour for Dyspepsia, Indigestion
Take no imitations ot substitutes. Supplied in original ten-pound sacks with full
directions for use.
va 'i n
We sell every Patent Medicine (save one) as low as
We don't recommend them and we don't try to sell
25c Castor Oil 19
15c Lime Water .... lib
10c Jamaica Ginger ,7
25c Compound Licorice Powder... 19
25c Rose Water ..... . .17
25c Fid. Extract Cascara. ........ 19c
25c Bromd Seltzer 17c
ORPHEUM YET IH AIR
Trade Unions Fail to Lift Boy
cott Aijaihst BUiltfing.
SHOW HOMELESS TONIGHT
HelUff Xeeds Own House, but Mf.
Con si dine Says He Will Xot Use
New Playhouse Till Ban Is
Raised by Labor Council.
The Orpheum , Theater, iri Portland
today . Is temporarily "up in the air"
and likely. to remain so until a definite
decision is arrived at by the Building
Trades Union on the matter of the
boycott against the building at Stark
and Broadway, which was to have
been opened for the Orpheum this week
The Building Trades organization
threshed over the question for five
hours last night and adjourned without
having voted a definite decision on the
matter one way or the other. John
Consldine, proprietor of the Orpheum
circuit, appeared before the. meeting
with W. M. Davis, his attorney, and
explained his' situation at the beginning
of the session. .
- When the. adjournment was taken at
1 o'clock' this morning It was decided
to arrange, for another conference be
tween the Building Trades organization
and JIf. Cpnsidine this afternoon, after
which it is thought that a filial deci
sion will be reached one way. or the
other. The fight of the Building Trades
was expressed to be not against Mr.
Considine or the Orpheum, but against
the contractors, on the building and
against the building,., which was put
up by non-union labor, before its own
er leased it to Mr., Considine. ,
. .The Heilig Theater, in which, the Or
pheum. show has. been appearing since
Sunday, has booked another , show to
open , tonight and this .will leave the
Orpheum homeless" until the matter, of
the building at Stark and Broadway Is
Mr. Cbhsidihe last night said that it
was not bis desire to make any effort
to occupy the building so long as the
union labor of the city is opposed to it.
On the other hand, he - said that lie
was not disposed to shift the actors of
the Orpheum .around again this week.
"I have made no arrangements to go
elsewhere in -the city," he said, "and
probably, shall make, none until the
present matter is settled, t feel that
the union labor of the city is friendly
to me and hope that a satisfactory so
lution of the difficulty may be reached
In a few days at least."
OIL SENSATION SPRUNG
G. A. MOTTMAS Qt ITS MIESIDEXCT
OF" CRESCENT COMPANY.
Every Automobile la Olymplm stud
Tenino Hired to Carry Paswea
&er to incBPplnsr Today.
OLYMPIA, Wash... Nov. , 23. (Spe
cial.) On the eve of the promised un
capping. ..of the Crescent , oil well at
Grand Mound, George A. Mottman,
Mayor, of .Olympia. tonight created a
sensation in oil circles by announcing
that he had resigned 11 days ago as
president, of the company.
"During m'y 30 years' residence in
Olympia I never associated with any
sliady.or dishonest deals, therefore I
feel it my duty at this time to call
general , attention . to, the .fact that
resigned as president of the Crescent
Oil Company, November 12," said Mr.
Mottman, adding tha while he "honest-
Mothers Tel! of
; Experience .is' or. should" bo but- best
teacher. Women who have obeyed th
tugbest and noblest
of an sacrifices, the
struggle for the life
of v 5 others... . should
have a ; better Idea
ot helpful. Influence
than those who
theorize from, obser
At any rate when
a prospective grand-
iaugffter to do as she did to us
"Mother's Friend," there is ample reasoa
to believe it the right kind of advice.
. Its purpose is to furnish pliancy to tfi4
(nuscles, to take away the strain on the
eords and ligaments, to relieve the ten
sion nf nerves nnH t.nnna m n n
provoke or aggravate nausea,, morning J
on. It 13 applied externally...
Although. In the nature of things, a
woman would use "Mother's Friend" but
rarely,, yet so. effective ias It been found
that this splendid remedy is on aale- in
most drug .stores, throughout the United
States.. .It has been, prepared by Bradfleld
Regulator Co., 306 Lamar Bldg Atlanta,
jIL, and advertised by us for over twenty
'ears. Ask at the drug store for n. bottle
f -"Mothera Friend. jt w .vfflrUi while;
50c Sal Hepatica .........
25c Piso's Cough Remedy.....
Z5c Pierce s
Bldg.; Alder Street at West Park
ly believed" oil existed iri Thurston
County and had contributed $1700
toward its discovery, he had only
hearsay knowledge of any discoveries
in corhmercial quantities up to the
The announcement has added to ex
citement already existing here. Efforts
to get In touch with Emery C. William
son, active spirit of the ' Crescent
Company, early tonight were unavail
ing. Williamson , announced Saturday
that the Crescent well would be un
capped tomorrow morning and would
show an oil strike. Every automobile
In Olympia and Tenino has been char
tered to carry passengers to see the
event and hundreds are expected from
Seattle and Tacoma by train.
Stock' selling by numerous oil cora-
panys continues unabated though Cres
cent stock has been withdrawn from
the market. Several new companies
are to bo floated within the week.
TABLE LAMP. EXPLODES
One Child loses Life and Font Oth
ers Are Badly Burned.
BtAlXE. Wash.. .Nov.., 23. Esty
Phelps, aged 9, lost his life" and . two
of his brothers and two sisters were
seriously burned last . night, when a
table, larhp about which the children
were, gathered exploded, setting the
house on fire... . .
, Ten brothers arid sisters were In
the house at the time and eight were
rescued from the flames by Ray, the
eldest, aged .18..
VACATION TO, BE 10 DAYS
Holiday Period for School Children
to Be Extended This irear.
Portland school children will have a
10-day vacation from December 24 until
January 4, 1915.
. The . schools will close Thursday of
this week .t or Thanksgiving, and will
PROVISIONS FOR THE ARMY
IN THE FIELD.
Importance of Keeping
In tltne of war, the greatest effort
is always made toward, cutting btf the
enemy's base of supplies.'. It is the
well-nourished people who fight the
strongest. and live the longest and con
tribute, most to .human progress. Is
your stomach doing Its duty does it
convert food into good blood arid tis
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dlscov
ery has. been so. successful Jn the treat
ment of Indigestion,, that thousands of
former sufferers owe their good health
of today to its wonderful power; arid
testimonials prove it.
It arouses the little hiusqular fibres
into activity and. causes the gastric
Juices to thoroughly mix with the food
you eat. simply because It supplies the
stomach with pure, rich blood. It's
weak; Impure blood that causes storri
ach weakness. Get good blood through
the use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
discovery, ana you will have no more
. It Is the world's' proved blood puri
fier. It's hot a secret remedy for its
ingredients are" printed on the wrap
per. Start to take It today and before
another day has passed, the Impurl
ties of the blood will begin to leave
your body through the liver, kidneys,
bowels', and skin, arid Iri a few davs
y6u will know By yciur steadier hervps
firmer step, keener mind, brighter eyes
and 'clearer skin that the bad blood is
passing our, and new, rich, pure' blood
is lining your veins and arteries.
The same good blood will cause' him
pies, acne, eczema and all skirt erup
tions . to dry up and disappear. .. Dr.
Pierce's Golden . Medical Discovery is
tne neiprui remeay that nearly every
one needs. ,- It contains no alcohol or
narcotics of any. kind, . . .
The Doctors Say 'Use fiac
Laren's Mustard derate."
, So many Rheumatic sufferers have
rouna - relief through HacLares's
Mastard Cerate that, you owe it to
yourself, to buy a small Jar and try It.
Rub it bh with .the tips of the
fingers rub it in :the first sensa
tion will be a gentle . glow; it Is
reaching tne. spot; then you will ex
perience a delicious cooling comfort
Macl.aren'a . , Mustard Cerate .does
away wun. tne. fussy; . mossy, mus
tard plaster arid - will hot blister . the
tenderest .skin. Try , it today, tomor
row you will be a new man..
Don't ruin your .stomach trying to
cure Rheumatism with, internal rem
edies. Recommended for Stiff Neck,
Sore Throat, Pleurisy. Colds and
Congestion. ... Bronchitis. Neiirdio-ia.
Headache, Lumbago, Rheumatism. Sore
Muscles. Lame . Back, Chilblains,
Sprains and all .kinds of Aches or
Pains, .arid often wards 6ft Pneumonia.
At all druggists 25c and 50c, or
mailed . postpaid by The MacLaren
Drug Co.; Los Ahge'Ies. Cal. For a
generous sample by . mail postpaid,
send 10 cents and this advertisement
any advertised in this paper.
you something else.
today only, 8 cakes for 25c
jxone .Delivered jno none Orders
remain closed Friday. This gives i2
days of actual vacation during the
holiday season. Many children's parties
are being planned for Thursday and
Friday nights this week. Numerous
enjoyable affairs will be arranged for
TWO MISSING. SHIPS FOUND
Xb Hope Held for Three Other Ves
sels on Lake Superior.
SAXTLT STE MARIE, Mich.. Nov. 23.
Alarrn for the safety of the steamers
Nipigon and. Niko. .which were feared
to have met disaster with the C. F.
Curtis and her barges .in last Thurs
day's storm on Lake Superior, was dis-
penea toaay wnen two or the vessels
were reported under shelter.
. No hope, however, is held out for any
members of the crews of the ill-fated
Curtis, Annio M. Peterson arid S. E.
COULD NOT LIVE
Restored to Health by Lydia
EL Pinkharrrs Vegetable
Unionvllle, Mo. "I suffered from a
female trouble and I got so weak that I
could hardly walk
across" the floor with
out h o 1 d i n g- on to
something. I had
nervous spells and
my fingers won Id
cramp and my face
would draw, and I
could ho speak, not
sleep to do any good,
had no appetite,and
everyone thought I
would not live.
Some one advised me to take Lydia E.
Plnkham's Vegetable Compound. I had
taken so much medicine and my doctor
said he could do me no good so I told my
husband he might get me a bottle and I
would try it. By the time 1 had taken
it I felt better. I continued its use, and
now I am well and fetrohg.
"I have always recommended your
medicina ever since I was so wonder
fully benefitted by it and I hope this
letter will be the means of saving some
other poor woman from suffering."
Mrs. Martha Seavet, Box 1144,
The makers of Lydia E. Pinkham'a
"Vegetable Compound have thousands of
such letters, as that above they tell
the truth, else they could not have been
obtained for love or money. , This med
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. If there are any complications you
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Lynn, Mass. Your letter will be opened,
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lime or 1 rams
Effective Sunday, November 22.
Trains northbound will leave Port-'
land as below:
Lv. 7:33 A. KL for Chehalis, Cen
tralia, Tacoma, Seattle, Aberdeen,
Hoquiam, Raymond, South Bend,
Lv. 4 P.M. for Chehalis, Centralis,
Tacoma, Seattle, Aberdeen, Ho
quiam, Raymond, South Bend.
Lv. 11:30 P. M. for Chehalis, Cen
tralia, Tacoma, Seattle", Vancouver,
Train heretofore leaving Portland
10:30 A. M. Is discontinued.
PHtiNE Main 244 or
City. Ticket Office.
255 Morrison Street.
A. D. Charlton, A. G.
P. A., Portland.
E. P. DAVIS,
- St. . L6nl9f Mo.
For sale by all druggists.