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g . TITE aiORyiXG OREGOXIAN, MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1915.
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to 11 r. M.
10:30 A. M.
to 11 r. M.
Any Seat in House 10 Cents
Von Hindenberg in Royal Cas
tle in Real Touch With
Kaiser's Army Is Being Swept
Back in North Poland,
Says - Petrograd.
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WIRES CARRY STRATEGY
German Commander Better In
formed or Every Detail at Front
Tlian T1msc Who Have Taken
Part In Actual lighting.
BT JAMES O'DOJfNELL. BENNETT.
(Copyright. IMS, by James O'Donnell Ben
nett. Pubil!ihel by arrangement with tne
GENERAL HEADQUARTERS OF THE
EASTERN GERMAN AEMY, Feb. 6. I
have said that when General von
Hindenburg was having his dollar din
ner in the corner of the Hotel de
I Jn!nl,.rnnm 1 1 W&9 Sitting
within 300 feet of the building in which.
he was born in 184i.
That structure must have been re
modeled, for it does not look to be
nearlv 70 years old, nor anything like
that. "A large part of the ground floor
is occupied by an extensive furrier's
i I i. turn ni 1 rp UDDflr flOOrS
MIU)J omi i.o . . " - '
i.n 01.1 tin into aDartments and
i tanHa nn ihft southern corner 01
T'cr.toua whr Tie re: s t rasse come
.... .nm th Mat to meet the broad
.iiii-aniri vi I halms trasse. Berg
trasse ends there. . and its junction
with Wilhelmstrasse forms an irregu
lar square that Is bordered by shops.
I'leturr Not ia Polliih Stores.
Across the way from the furrier'i
shop and on the west side of Wilhelm
.... i. - Polish bookstore, the win
dows full of portraits of Napoleon and
. . i hi. 1 ; fa o n H
jSesVgrnOT an -the village of at. across
i ,.. hutnrv nf PnlAnd. There
portraits, too, of the Polish novell
Slenkiewicz. who wrote Quo Vadis
i .ii h Himlav not one picture
the great man who was born across the
This is surprising until you remem
ber that it was at the non-Polish book
. . 9 Tnt.i that VAII SAW the Win'
iviea vi ....... - .
-i ,,11 r nnr-traits of the field
In the center
of the litUe square perform and who have Pjcked up Rus-
.nH tho irav Friessnit memorial
fountain surmounted by a bronze fig
lire of Hygeia. a sitting figure of i
j n-mt. n On the nedestal is I
bronze medallion portrait of the good
Viennese physician wnom in
, It commemorates, too, the gratitud
wt.A riiti nnt fnrcret his doc
tor as soon as the need of his services
was past. The story is not generally
known and is worth retelling.
rc.lada o Pfayaleiaa Sfcowi
Many years ago 70 or 80 I think
the son of Count toouara nitii-'.
then head of the great Polish house of
that name, was sincnen
: ui. wni ri:naired of. bu
was saved by the application of the
simple remedy known to this day as
iimahia? or comDress. a
method of cure discovered by Prlessnltz
himself and. in tne case oi
i n .rtiiiiiiv aDDlied by him.
Soon after the boy's recovery the
grateful father presented to the City
of Posen the fountain wmi.ii
stands in front of Von Hindenberg s
birthplace. It was the intention of th.e
donor that the lofty stone pedestal
hnuM he surmounted by a figure of
For this "Hygeia" the boys mother
posed, and the figure had been cast
In bronze when the Countess died. In
... h.uino' th bronze set up on
the pedestal the Count placed it above
Poland, and for many years the Pness
nitx memorial remained Incomplete.
A few years after his wife's death
the Count himself met a dreadful end.
His reason unbalanced by some unsuc
cessful movement in behalf of Poland,
he loaded an old cannon which stood
on the shore of a little lake on his
ar.aA kimsif in front of the
muzzle, applied the match, and got
bimself blown into eternity.
Story Ha Happy Eadlng.
The story of the statue has. however,
a reasonably happy ending.
Seven or eight years ago the devoted
municipal architect of Posen, Herr
Taubner, began an inquiry as to the
fate of the old models and drawings of
the statue of "Hygeia." That statue
Jiad been designed by the gifted Albert
Wolff a pupil of the great Rauch,
whose' glorious statue of Frederick the
Oreat adorns the lower end of Unter
den Linden. In Berlin.
Fortunatelv the director of the foun
dry at which" the original "Hygeia" had
been cast discovered the old models.
This fact was made known to the pres
ent head of the house of RaczynBki
and he expressed his desire to give the
money needed for the casting of a
new "Hygeia" for the old fountain. His
offer was accepted, and In 1908 the
Irlessnitz memorial, finished at last,
mas for the second time dedicated.
Walk a few paces south out of the
square which the Hindenburg birth
plare overlooks and you come to St.
Martlnstrasse, a long street of busi
ness houses. It runs westward three
quarters of a mile straight to a vast,
towered Romanesque building of stone
which is surrounded by gardens and
high walls and guarded by sentries at
In the square next to it rises a statue
of Prince Bismarck. Behind it stands
the monumental municipal theater,
where the best Polish actress in Posen
used to refuse to play, but where she
r.as appeared since the war began, for
the war has drawn the Poles and the
Oermans closer together, a result dis
tinctly outside the ante-bellum cal
culations of Russia.
Field Marshal I.Ives la Seclusion.
In the garden behind the Romanesque
building, which commands an extensive
group of other governmental buildings
in surrounding squares, there often
walks of a morniug -a silent, medita
tive old soldier who is getting almost
the only exercise he permits himself
in the course of his long days.
The soldier is Field Marshal von
Hindenburg. The building is the royal
castle or residens schloss of the pro
vince of Posen. and from its acres of
offices and corridors and halls of state
the war against Russia is being di
rected. It was five years a-building. and
was completed only in 1910. In it Paul
von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg.
returning to his home town from Han
over in his old' age. has established
himself to crown his life work.
When you read the dispatches con
cerning operations around Mlawa or
Bolimow. in Russia, and see the field
marshal's name mentioned in them, you
doubtless think of him as with the
troops. In a real sense he is. In
another he is not. The telephone and
tHa telegraph keep him in hourly and
quarter-hourly touch with them, but
the wonderful old brain that directs
the movements is busy in the residens
The state of the weather at the front
tbe condition of the road that leads out
From Kovno in Russia, on the extreme north, to Czernowitz, in Burko
wina, on the Roumanian frontier, in th south, the Germans recently have
made advances, and the shaded line shows virtually their new battle line.
This includes Plock and Lodz, in the Warsaw district, and Czentochow and
the Nida Valley, in Southern Poland, and Tarnow, in Galicia. The Germans
also claim the practical occupation of all the Carpathian passes by the com
bined German and Austro-Hungarian forces. ' v
th. nncttmn nf certain Russian guns
beyond the Rawka, the execution per
formed by the two Austrian 30-centimeter
guns that flank the high road
leading into Bolimow are facts vastly
h.lla. Irnnwn tn all ttlAir HAtftUa and
angles to the soldier who walks in the
quiet garden at Posen than they are to
me. who have gone plunging through
the snow to see the Austrian guns
sian cartridges on the Rawka bridge.
Precautionary Defenses Going; Ip.
And wind-swept, snow-banked Boli
mow is ten hours by fast auto lrom
that Posen garden.
ThA castle towers command leagues
unon leagues of the wide, white plains
of Poland. From them you can look
down on the suburb of St. Lazarus and
see little specks moving over tne snow.
They seem like ants caught in the
WinlAr lima with tsslra that Should
have been done in Summer and so try
ing frantically to make up for lost time.
They are civilians working on the
nn...tnn-.. fn.tiriratlnna with which
dozens of cities in the easterly prov
inces or Germany now are oeing
girdled Leagues of municipal forests
throw patterns of dark green over the
Two hundred reet below stairs, in
. V. ri& at.a niA hall nf t Vl A foetlA
the ceiling is black with strands of
newly installed telephone and tele
graph wires, filaments, you mignt say,
1ml. timer Ilia PinilAnhnrv hrflin with
other brains out on the Rawka River
and at Lodz and Lowicz and Mlawa.
Silent orderlies are sort-stepping
through the ball. The place is as quiet
as a church.
The castle is full of staff officers and
generals and princes, but nobody pays
much attention to them. The castle
houses the tremendous personality of
Hindenburg, and that, to the world
outside, is all it means.
BELGIAN ESCAPES CAPTORS
Fisherman Divnlges German System
of Defenses at Ostcnd.
DITCKIRK. Feb. 15. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) A Belgian
fisherman, eluding the vigilance of the
German sentries, succeeded in escap
ing from Ostend to La Panne, near
Fumes, by sea in a dory made out of
an old packing case. "Night and day,"
he says, l was erapwywi win.
-Dtn.lr.na J I I r 1.1 T trAtirhr. X and
around Ostend and digging ditches for
the burial of the German dead brought
by train from the front along the Yser.
The streets oi uswau, "e uuus,
'a f a nnthinr hut a succession of
trenches, strongly -fortified. A great
many cannon or large canoer aie in
position and a desperate defense has
v. Ari7.nl7l " Other details of the
defense, the number of positions of
I J 1 hA hajl
German troops, ne uecmiw,
ben forbidden by the Belgian stair to
Ordered not to leave the limits oi
the town, he decided to risk getting
.... t... oao All hosts hnvinsr been
taken by the Germans, he improvised
a bark OUt OI a pa.cn.ins a.a auu ...
.v.. BitnnAi .9t ih. sentinels along
the beach and then drifted ashore near
BOTH SIDES ELATED
Minor Successes Reported by
French and by Germans.
PRISONERS ARE CAPTURED
Attacks and Counter-Attacks He-
pulsed Along Western Front.
Artillery Duels Only Sign of
Activity Near Coast.
PARIS. March 7. The following of
ficial communication was issued today
by the French War Office:
"To the nortn of Arras, at Nptre
Dame de Lorette. the Germans at
tempted a counter attack which did not
succeed. Subsequently they delivered
three counter attacks, which also -failed.
"In Champagne, to the west of
Perthes, we gained a footing in a
strongly fortified wood and captured
prisoners to the north of the same
"We repulsed a counter attack on tne
ridge to the northeast of Le Mesnil.
Ground was gained and -we carried an
other trench to the north of Beause
Jour. "In the forest of Consenvoye, north
of Verdun, we ' repulsed counter at
tacks. progress Reported in Mountains.
t th. Vmcnii wa mada. rtrogress on
the flanks of the Reich Ackerkopf and
took Drisoners at nartmann- vtcuti
"We continued to gain ground to the
north of Arras. In the region of
Notre Dame de Lorette, where our
counter attacks resulted in the seizure
of several trenches, the enemy's losses
"In Champagne we progressed slight
ly north of Perthes and northwest of
"In the Vosges we captured suc
cessively west of Munster two summits
of Little and Great Reichdakerkopf.
The enemy twice counter-attacked from
Muehlbock and St. Ollfwehr, from tbe
south and north. These attacks were
completly repulsed. v
Village of Imbera; Seized.
"Moreover, on the right bank of the
Fecht River we seized the village of
Imbere. on- kilometer southeast of
Fultzer. '. -This success was completed
further north by the capture of Hill
856. south-of Hauteshuttes. Finally, at
Hartmann-Weilerkopf, we Tepuilsed a
counter attack by a German battalion,
which lost heavily and left many pris
oners in our hands."
RAWA RESULT IS REVERSE
Thirty-Four Hundred - of Czar's
Troops Captured, Reports Berlin.
. ."Annihilation" or Austrinns
' Goes On in Carpathians.
i-ONDON, March 7. Great Russian
forces in North Poland again' are near
ing the East Prussian border and are
,sweeping the Germans oeiore mem
northwest of Grodno-ana tne same eq
uation obtains in the Mlawa district.
- j i . . v. .. .ffi.lai r.nnrt from
according . - -
Petrograd, "while Berlin reports an im
portant local success near ma j:wi-
River, saying 3400 prisoners and 17 ma
chine guns were taken. The Germans
also say the operations northwest of
Grodno are proceeding as had been
In the Carpatnians tne jiussiaua tuu
tinue to annihilate Austrian detach-
cava. thA. TAtmcrrad. dispatch.
which speaks of the enemy still being
on the offensive. The Vienna report
says the Russians were driven from
several positions Dy ariiuery me.
Russian Attacks" Succeed.
The Petrograd official, report fol
"st.,- nffanoivA "nntinues on the leit
bank of the Niemen and in the district
northwest of Grodno. Our troops drove
thi. OArmans back behind the front of
Sopotzkin-Lypskow, and then pushed
"In a similar manner in me
district, our attacks were crownea
with success. We took about 500 pris
oners, including seven oiricers, ana
also three machine guns. -
-!.. ih. iaft hnnir of the Vistula, in
the region of the Pllica, the fighting
is assuming tne Character ui a. ,
in thA Tamkthians. between the
Ondawa and San rivers, the Austrian
..t..lr.' .nnl nnp SnUtnffeSt OI JLtULU-
wisko, the enemy tried to cross to tne
right bank of tne Ban, out in a rami
tar-attoclc Saturday night the Austriai
units which had succeeded in crossing
the river were annihilated.
AA-mans Sit Plans Carried Out.
Th German War. Office said today:
-.... in.ntinns northwest of Grodno
..n.init tn our nlan. A Russian
niht ottanir rn Moearee. northeast of
UmiaL .was reDUlsed, as were strong
Russian attacks west of Przasnysz. -
-.1, . .nnthABBt of thA RaW
i lini.a r. v ....... .
RivAr ware successful. We took 3400
Russians and 17 machine guns were
captured." , . ,
The following is the Austrian official
"In Poland lighting continues i
11411 1 I'.li 1. 1 t. .j .
rr-i. ... ..;... waia rnmnel ea Dy
nn- srtlllerv to evacuate uvni;c
positions in the Carpathians, Where at
several points fights for favorable
heights continue. The Russians have
suffered considerable losses.
"Night 'attacks by the Russians were
everywhere repulsed. Five . off icers and
5 men were capturea.
"In ..Northeast Galicia, calm con
GERMANS NOT - BELITTLED
(Continued from First Page.)
Great Feature Week!
Today and Tuesday
Starring Arthur Johnson and Lottie Briscoe
MISSION OF MR. F00
A Dramatic Novelty
Events of the World Over in Picture
Tomorrow the Channel boats to trance
will be jammed with Americans wn
have business on the continent am
prefer to sail while, the seas remaii
safe. . .
Whether the German talk or z,ep
ii. attanii- ami nf submarine am
mine blockade be sincere or a bluff to
i-nira terror. I must say mat xney
risoners at liartmann-vv eiier-1 have dramatized tneir caiupisii
it ..niilaail tlVA CHIlnt AF I mi. " ..11. h.inn SL SThOStlV OTYOT
nerc wo icpuoku - i i 110 ut.n.... - - - o ,
. - . .1 fivj timA for the aerial
.tacts. . , nicy Dei - -
tha rnnrt issued earlier in tne aay I ottaclr. They surrounaea it wim tin
BtmnanhArA nf mvsterv. It mignt
. ., timA tmisv. tomorrow
UUIIIO a-i. A.11J rf. -
lext week. They harped upon tnis
string until fill England grew pnuo
Li.ni Vnv thAV nwiinn tneir iae
BUirunm. i.w.. . j -
. .. . n.t.i. timA thAv cAt a oav tne
UCS. Xiuo Hi -1
day" for England, and bid the British
populace watcn tne- cures, """""o
inexorably toward the hour of doom.
rLAi-inans Talk Submarines.
First and last, there is a good deal
a n I o n travel hur t and forth be-
een England and Germany in these
days. ScaToely a May passes out one
our fellow countrymen wno nas
inn rAimanv nn business drops
to that saloon lounge wnero Amei
T Cora A M in One Day.
Take LAXATIVE! BHOMO QUININB Tablets
m-..ta rufund miODCV If it falls to cur. B.
txr .(h;B"C .Ipnatnr m on each box. SOO.
leans most resort. The recent comers
give the same old picture or tne Ger
man people a nation united in a kind
. fanaticism nf Datrlotism: a
nntinn a little mad. too, with wishes
which ar father to the thought. Last
Fall, -according to these messengers
frnm the. hostile country, all the Ger
mans were talking Zeppelins.
The Zeppelins were going to de
t nminn hv rivnamlte and fire
bes-eed them not to
v. n that ilnnmpil citV. Which
might any day vanish from the face
of the earth, with an tne peopin m
" i: ? asaasmisawMAAiT-" i is
I f If
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f i 11 A M
WZ&tb 11 P. M.
i NCE asrain The Ster Theater has a great big, marvelous novelty.
gloriously beautiiui ieaiure mm inai. ueuguui
It Brings Broadway to .Portland.
IT gives you a chance to see at little prices what New Yorkers afe ,
digging up $2 a seat to see. Brown- and Dolly, Broadway's highest
salaried dancing Stars, are now the big feature in Geo. M. Cohan's
"Hello Broadway," the greatest theatrical attraction of the season in
New York. . . ' ' " , , i
Everybody in Portland will be captivated by the marvelous dancing,
the grace, beauty, superb costumes and elegant settings of this su
premely fascinating novelty. . .' ' " ' .
Brown and Dolly world favorites, are in "The Crinoline Polka, .
"The Walt Classique," "The Habanera Hesitation," and "Chopsticks
a Chinese Fantasy." Costumes by the celebrated Lamberti. Special
music for each dance by Gene Schwartz. . - ,
Also on the programme:
The Lost -Ledge A thrill a second, featuring Marie'
Walcamp in a hunt for treasure in Mexico.
Where the Forest Bads A Pauline Bush Part A
great oouDie-6ianaa.ru piaj. .
jew Pal A uiuie .i.ill-iiio iumouj.
-We Turned Them Away Yesterday.
for best title for "Photo-play
Without A Name" at the Ster
FATHER'S NEW MAID Comedy
And Every Day for Balance of Week
The Most, Popular Movie Comedian in the World. His
Latest Essanay Comedy. A Shriek of Laughter the
Whole Way Through
Pronounced by All to Be Funnier Than Ever
Wednesday and Thursday
and " :
' Francis X. Bushman
Prize Photo Play and Others
Friday and Saturday
THE SIREN OF CORSICA
Luhin Star Players
Now, these American travelers say,
they hear little of Zeppelins. All the
talk is about submarines. England s
merchant shipping will in a few
months be under water, anc England,
starved, will be suing for peace at any
price. And the Germans are begging
their American friends not to go home
in English ships, because every British
keel which ventures into either Chan
nel is doomed.
SUGAR MEN URGE DUTY
Delegation to Be Appointed to Con
fer With PresldenfWHson.
. it tt.i- a Tuv-Tsrvv March 7. The ap
pointment of a delegation to go to
Washington to petition President vv
son to take sugar off the free list or
to modify greatly the present sugar
tariff will probably be the first work
of the United States Sugar Manufac
turers' Association, which convenes
The first exhaustive lata on "free
sugar" collected by the association
will be made public, according to nn
announcement by Secretary I'Hljnor to
day. Representatives of ::ti Ix-t-t puar
factories of America urriviil today.
Philadelphia uses nn uccuiatc tc.-tiii-plant
carried on an automobile to a
certaiu if its various forms of street
lights are maintained at contract
If you were not one of the
onrvrrYimis t,hron?S - inai
packed the Peoples Theater
yesterday to see v ueuue
man of Leisure," which will
be shown there till Wednes
day night, when it will be
succeded by that great spec
tacular railroad drama,
"Rule G," make a special
nmnf nf lipinfr at the PeOPleS
today, tomorrow or Wednes-
Of course, you know the
Ppnnlps Thpatfer now makes
two changes a week, every
Sunday and every l nursaay.
"A Gentleman of Leisure." with Wal
lace Eddinger in the title role, tells the
story 'of a rich young man wno nas
wagered that the can commit a bur
i hi... a i-esl burcrlar to help
him with the unaccustomed job. ,.
This real burglar has just been
4lnna "ntt in an AAKV t h I n ff" bV a man
whom he supposes to be a friend but
this easy tning wnen tne men
ut to "crack" it. turns out to oe tne
ouse of the Police Commissioner him
self. - :r. .- I
And,, to make matters stilU worse if
possible, the rich young man V in love
with the Commissioner's daughter.
There is almost a continuance of
laughter in this great faroe.
"A Gentleman of' Leisure" ran for
more (than a year on Broadway when
it was first produced.
"The funniest play ever seen in New
York" is what one of i the most re
nowned 'dramatic, critics of America
said. ' V , '
pi. iri?mint was confirmed by an
engagement which continued ..for more
than a year to overwhelming business
and also by The success of the play
when orrerea on tour. ..
One of the many unique qualities In
iu. n.iuiii.tlAn .nf ' X fentlAmnn of
Leisure'- is that this picturesque pio
turization, though roaring comedy. - in
character, also contains a moral. At
one period of the action the society
mnn uiirtfcoH a In hrihinur the Police
Commissioner, whom he hopes to make
his father-in-law. And, in tne ena. ir.
Commissioner has to promise to touch
j more .tainted money.
Portland people are strongly urged
to see the picture. I
I ,7 Tha hnittrt-lMsM
I J esr- US
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What became of the old-fashioned
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That's what makes the world move
the old, just-the-same-things giv
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