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TITE MORNING. OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1915.
GLRMnliS Clll AMERICAN NEWSPAPER y, OMA WH SPENT SIX DAYS IN j
GAIN 1 1 . I j
Avalanche Sweeps Three
French Positions, Only to
End in Severe Reverse.
BAYONETS GLOW IN STORM I
KuL-crs Men Kill Each Other in
I'urious Hand-to-Hand Battle in
Darkness, Beins Kouted at
Noire Panic de Lorette.
PARIS. March 8. The manner in
which a furious German attack at Notre
Dame de Lorette was transformed Into
a defeat in which 3000 Germans fell is
described in the Petit Parisien by one
of the combatants.
"The Germans blew in by mines our
first line of trenches." says the story.
"Before tho echoes of the explosion
had died away an avalanche of Germans
forced the French into the second line
after a fierce hand-to-hand struggle.
The Germans raked the trenches with
machine guns, forcing the derenaers
Into the third line, from which they
were forced to retire on an easily de
fensible position in the rear after an
other bayonet battle with superior num
bers. ftcrmiM Finally Demaraliaed.
"Our men spent the night preparing
in win back the position. Our thrce
inchers opened with salvos at dawn,
peppering the Germans methodically.
Then the heavy artillery joined in de-
Ynnr-Jt 1 i z i n T them.
"The din became appalling. After
hours of this our infantry bounded for
ward, crouching on their hands and
knees. The Germans fired volley after
volley, working their quickfirera fever
ishly, but our men would not be de
nied. They took the third line, but
could go no further. The second line
was well sandbagged and crammed with
"Our artillery then began again to
drop shells on the Germans. We could
ece them blown into the air.
"The second night rain poured in tor
rents. In spite of this our infantry, in a
vplendid charge, reached the second line.
It was a fearful struggle in the dark.
Oman Kill Own Mea.
t The Germans, who had not been killed
or wounded, (tied toward the holes which
had been made by their mines.
"The. French agaiu dashed forward.
In the darkness tho Germans s
frantically around them, killing their
own men. 'whom they were unable to
recognize. After a few minutes of car
m. the Germans fled, leaving the
h . ' '-fry !
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:i3uu - . . , 1 :;
I Twenty-Three Hundred Pris
oners Are Captured, Says
Vienna War Office.
FOES' ATTACKS SHATTERED
Carolyn Wilson, American,
Tells of Experience.
truck GERMANS DEAF TO PLAINTS
round covered with dead and wounded. I Kaiser's Officials Described as Stu
One hundred and fifty haggard prison- ,. tii- r- .1
crs were led to the rear. P' and Vomen Jailers as Cruel.
"Dawn revealed a terrifying sight. Thousands or Questions Asked .
Kverywhere the Germans lay. many
failing with rifles clasped in their stiff- by Suspicious Captors.
rned hands. I nree tnousana ieii unasr
our fire. Their losses were three times
greater than ours."
tXOV 1XTERFKRKS FX WEST
French Keport Advances Cadc at
rnntinud From First Pas. )
me some food and books neither of
which by the way X was allowed to
receive, and then I was led away to
my cell after depositing my valuables
London. March The with the Jailer.
following official communication was
issued by the French War Office to-nleht:
"Ir Champagne snow storms have
lnterferred with our operations. This
morning the enemy tried to retake
Wtmci Attendant Cruel
First I was stripped and searched utensils,
while the women attendants stood intended,
around and made remarks about the
disgrace of being a. spy and wasn't
wood captured by us Sunday west efjashamed to be hidden under a false
Perthes. He was repulsed and our
counter offensive enabled us to gain
ground to the northeast and to take
come prisoners. The advance continued
and increased during the afternoon.
"In the region of Perthes we won
more than 500 meters (1600 feet) of
"Between Le Mesnil and Beausejour,
-m-A lnr ftnme trenches we had taken
vesterdav. but gained 100 metres which I already had I begged for
about 3)0 feet) on the ridge north oft warmer cell and got it- This was th
1 Mesnil. I only request the women keepers grant
In the "Sion or tot. Miniei ana n u me Dn tne whoie ti,ey were crueI,
flag this when my American flag was
taken from my handbag.
I got angry at that and told them
what I thought of them. They then
locked me in a cell so cold that even
in the almost complete darkness
could see my breath and since I could
hardly speak as a result of the cold
we gained a footing in a German
trench and captured there -a great
quantity of war materials.
"Northwest of Pont-a-Mousson, the
Germans attempted to deliver an attack
which, however. broke down. Our
progress continued from Badonviller.
"In Alsace at Reich Ackerkopf we
repulsed a counter attack."
NEUTRAL WIRELESS DUE
IREC1U COWMIMCATIOX WITH
SORWAY BEGINS SOOX.
I aeeaaored Xtm From Earope Will Be
Pesaiblc far Ural Time Since
CsmBtirenent ef War,
CHKLHAM. Mass- March 8. Direct
wireless rommunications between the
Vnited States and a neutral nation of
Kurope soon will be possible for the
first time since the war began through
nations now virtually completed on
Cape Cod and In Norway.
These stations have been established
y the Marconi Wireless Telegraph
Company of America. It is generally
reported that the plants are intended
to meet the situation arising from the
One of the early acts of the war was
the cutting of direct cable communica
tion between Germany and this coun
try. By means of the wireless service
to Fayvlllc. L I., however, war news
lias been brought direct from Germany.
There has been no direct wireless be
tween this country and the European
Accordingly, all wireless matter from
Kurope has been consored by one of
the two belligerents.
Two stations have been built on the
cape, one here and the other at Marion,
60 miles to the westward. Work was
fcrpun here last July and Is nearly
completed. It is understood the sta
tions on the American side represent
nn outlay of $1,600,000.
MARIE CAHILLIIS BANKRUPT
Debts for Hats, Gowns, Etc., Total
SSI, 400 and Assets Are $320.
telling me tales of three months' im
prisonment and always refusing to
take any of my petitions to the di
rector. The men, on the contrary, were
In my cell the warmer one to
which I was transferred it was im
possible to see anything. One could
feel a bed and one stumbled over
stool. Quickly all idea of a comforta
ble room with a student lamp- was ban
lshed from the mind.
Cell Clean but Desolate.
All night long I lay dreading to
touch the coverlet of the bed, still en
tirely dressed, for fear I might come
in contact with a straw mattress which
had been there since time immemorial
and fearing lest rats and cockroaches
and worse were all about the cell.
But that would be a libel on German
thoroughness. Nothing like an animal
or insect was Inside the cell. K was
tolerably clean, and if the straw-filled
mattress and cover had been there
forever, at least there was . a clean
sheet in which I pinned myself care
fully each night after the first, as
they do children in the nursery. In
deed, on tho third night I got permis
sion to have an extra sheet and I was
so comforted, comparatively, that
would have slept that night if It had
been otherwise possible.
However, the beds there aren't built
for sleep. They rather resemble the
Alps, with deep hollows and high
crests, the pillow leaks straw all over
the place. My bed stood immediately
under the window, so that when it is
open the steam comes In and trains
rush and roar and rumble past con
tinually through the night.
I felt as it I were taking a trip
across Siberia. My cold was made more
severe by the awful draft from the
window. I felt like Job.
IrlBoa Quarters Described.
Possibly you are wondering what
the cell was like. Well. I could touch
all four walls from the bed. That
gives you some idea of its dimensions
The only other article of furniture was
a little table in shape and size like
a milking stool. The rules on the wall
said that you were to sit on this tabie
between meal times and not lie on the
bed. otherwise you would be pun
ished. Sunday dinner came, a formless, un
recognizable mess, in the same wash
pall, and I refrained after a glance,
though I was really hungry by that
for I time. The day passed somehow, ana 1
XF.W YORK. March. X nhl
l.ats. gowns and furs are the principal 'V through the 12 dark hours thinking,
items in the list of liabilities amount- ,trWaa oW Monday, and again noth
ing to $31,400 which caused Mrs. Marie lng happened until I was taken down-
a.nll Arthur, known on the stage as I stairs and asked another thousand or
Marie Cahill. to file a petition In bank- so questions, all of which were faith-
ruptcy in the United. States District
Miss Cahill gives her assets as $320,
which, she contends is exempt.
ftoatiDg debt no
The population is
. reach es
fully entered in a ledger built extra
large for the purpose. By this time I
was eating sparingly at times of the
food they brought me.
On Monday, at noon, they gave me
permission to write to the consulate,
where I had many good friends, and 1
sent that letter oft" by special messen
ger, and it was delayed until the next
day at 6. . The Consul-General's reply
was likewise delayed 1$ hours.
Questions Asked Dally.
Bach day at 3. with irritating punc
tuality, they would call me-downstairs
to contribute another ten pages to tne
book. They asked mo so many irrele
vant, ridiculous questions that I used
to sit through the seance with one silly
Idea in my head: "In a minute they
are going to ask me if I have ever
heard Anna Held."
1 told them my every amusement
since I had arrived in Germany, every
question I had ever directed to any
one. how much my salary was and how
I received it, what my sentiments were
toward the allies, if I played poker;
had my paper sent me there to deny
Mr. Bennett's stories? and a thousand
But all this time people were not idle
in Berlin. For some reason the charge
against me had been lodged at the
marine Amt. and every one who knew
mo was trying to find some way to re
lease me. Our Ambassador. Mr. Ger
ard, applied repeatedly for my release
and vainly for permission to see me,
only being granted that permission on
the fifth day. The Foreign Office was
occupied with the affair, but I continued
to languish in Jail I think that is the
way the "lady reporter" is supposed to
Cleverness Is Charge.
Then on the wall was a sort of shelf
with unesihetic tinware a wash basin,
big. a wash basin, small this to eat
out of and. as I had no eating
I suppose one ate as nature
There was a tin mug for
, ooffee, and that was all.
They took away every smallest thing
from me. I had absolutely nothing to
do All day long. I simply lay there,
listening to the shuffle ot the slovenly
servant one of the prisoners In the
hall, the tantalizing dangle of keys
near by, the faintly distant ring of the
phone perhaps it could be to say I
And every once In so often, silently,
creepingly, some one would come un
heard to the cell and the covering
would be lifted from the peephole, and
the only warning I would have that!
some one was near was the peering
eye, which would be immediately
withdrawn if I observed it.
Days Spent In Idleness.
Think of what it means to have
nothing .to do all day; to lie there
without communication with the out
side world; not to be able to see out the
window; to see no one the livelong day.
And none of this fI,oor-pacing stuff you
read about in novels. There wasn't
enough floor for that.
On Monday some of my things came
from the club, a brush and a nail file,
which they promptly took away from
me I might saw my way out with it
my soap box, a buffer O, yes, and my
It was dark when they came. I was
already in bed. One is punished if
one is not in bed by 6 P. M even as
one is punished if one is not up at 6
A. M. Do you know, I felt those things
over In the dark, and I cried over them.
As simple a thing as a buttonhook, on
which I traced with caressing fingers
the familiar inlaid monogram, could
arouse that much emotion in me. They
seemed like friends.
Meals Served In Wash Pail.
Jlowever. to return to the business
side of the question. On Sunday I
didn't eat any breakfast, nor had I
touched supper Saturday night. Black
bread and coffee out of a wash pail
were served at both these meals.
didn't eat. for I said to myself, "O,
shall be out by 10 in the morning."
No one came, and finally they said
Today Is a holiday; be patient until
I asked to send word to the Em
bassy. but they wouldn't let me and
soothingly repeated the formula
Bleiben sie ganz rubig bie moreen,
I was told I was a clever spy, and
that these very things which appeared
so harmless in my life in Germany
the concerts I went to and the quiet
inners at the homes of my friends
would be the things a clever spy
ould do to avert suspicion.
But at last it was settled, on the day
after Mr. Gerard had sent the cable to
the Tribune telling them to get Am
bassador von Bernatorff to advise his
government of my integrity, and my
release was arranged for before any
answer could come back, and In spite
the fact that an officer from the
Marine Amt had told me, as per sched
ule, "to be patient; that it would take
another three days."
I think they were finally convinced
that they had made & stupid mistake.
But did they apologize to me? Jamais
de la vie, as they say in the good old
town I am going back to as quickly as
train will take me. They were pos
itively abject to the embassy, but I
merely got a scolding and a warning.
I suppose you are wondering how the
thing ever started and why it ever was
investigated by the marine department.
So am I, and I fancy I always shall.
Only the German government and a
certain stupidly malcious woman who
made a complaint against me know the
whys and wreferoes.
I've forgiven the German . govern
ment, even if I haven't entirely forgot
ten the experience. But if I could man
age to have that phrase twisting, truth
distorting, gently smiling lady go
through my moral and physical suffer
ing I certainly should.
Gains Made In Carpathians, Gulicia
and Rntsian Poland Petrograd
Communication Says Enemy's
, Offensive Is Checked.
WASHINGTON. March 8. An Aus
trlan victory in the heights of the Car
pathians, repulse of repeated Russian
attacks near Lupkow and the capture of
several advance points in Russian Po
land and West Galicia. resulting in the
capture of some 2300 Russian prisoners,
were announced in Vienna Foreign Of
fice dispatches to the Austro-Hungarian
embassy here today.
The dispatches said:
"In Russian Poland and West Galicia
several advance points in the trenches
and near Goriice were taken after vio
lent fighting. Several officers and more
than 600 men were made prisoners.
"In the Carpathians there has been
tenacious lighting at Lupkow. The Rus
sians attacked with continuous rein
forcements. Their troops, driven for
ward three times, failed and the enemy
suffered great losses. Several hundred
men now lie before our position.
Russian Cavalry Repulsed.
"In other sections of this front our
troops repulsed the enemy's advances.
Our troops attacked and conquered well-
defended heights, where 10 officers and
700 men were made prisoners. On the
neighboring heights an- additional 1000
Russians were made prisoners.
"In Southeast Galicia strong cavalry
detachments, which advanced Isolated
against a wing of our position, received
a severe beating."
LONDON, March 9. Keuter's Petro
grad correspondent sends the following
official communication issued by the
Russian War Office Monday night:
'In the SulTiki region we repulsed
the enemy. On the Marianpol-Simno-Augustowo
front our offensive con
'On the right bank of the Narew
there has been no essential change.
On the left bank of the Vistula, in
the Pilicia region, a German offensive
has been checked and our troops have
commenced a sounter attack.
Teuton Battalion Surrenhers.
"In the Carpathians the Austrian;
have ceased their attacks in the Svidnlk
region, but continue vainly their as
saults on our positions in the direction
of Balingrod. -New enemy attacks in
the Kozmwhka-Toukla region met with
no better success. In the region of
Klausegermans, a whole battalion of
the enemy's enveloping columns surrendered."
The following official Austrian state
ment was received here tonight:
In Russian Poland we have obtained
several successes in battles which still
continue. The enemy was dislodged
from several trenches, sustaining heavy
On the West Galicia front we have
gained similar successes in a brief at
tack made by our troops.
Hums I an Attack Shattered.
In the district near Lupkow Pass (in
the Carpathians) the Russians, whose
thinned ranks had been strongly rein
forced, made desperate attacks yester
day, thrice pushing forward to the vi
cinity of our positions, only to be shat
tered in the last rush.
In another sector of the battlefront
our troops after repelling Russian at
tacks, surprised them by a counter
attack ( capturing -a strongly fortified
height and taking prisoner 10 officers
and 700 men. On a neighboring height
1000 men were captured.
In Southeast Galicia a strong hostile
cavalry force, which was making an
solated advance against the wing of
our positions suiierea a serious re
and "Rule G"
To the Committee of One Hundred
Women's Christian Temperance Union
We believe every worker interested in "dry" propaganda
will want to see "RULE G," the great railroad play at the
Peoples Theater Next Thursday
This film isiar, far greater than "John Barleycorn."
It tells why the railroads put on "Rule G" the liquor rule.
It tells why the railroads are "dry."
Locomotives meet .head-on an engineer had been
There are accidents in the shops, a train wreck, a wild
locomotive. Sensations abound.
And the moral of the play is this-r-BOOZE
By all odds: "Rule G," which will be at the Peoples
Theater next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, is the greatest
sensational photo-play ever filmed.
TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY
"A Gentleman of Leisure"
The Story of a Society Man Who Turned Crook. A Delightful Comedy.
1 1 :30 A. M.
1 1 ::0 1 M.
To Our Patrons-- B
It has been decided that we will he permitted 1 Near Washington
to show this picture THIS WEEK 1 Til
I W U V AiLANb1 I BRAND NEW 2-ACT
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Today and all week presents Three Great Broadway Stars
THEDA BARA WILLIAM SHAY NANCE O'NEIL
LITTLE ALLIES ARE AIDED
FRANCE,- ENGLAND AND RUSSIA
. GIVE FUND OF 9370,000,000.
Big Powers Bear Expnne Equally in
Advance to Serbia, Belslum,
Grece and Montenegro.
FAIUS, March 8. The Temps gives
today the details of the advances al
ready made or which are to be made
by Franoe, Great Britain and Russia
to the small allied countries, as agreed
upon by the finance ministers of the
three powers during1 their recent con
ference in Paris.
The total advances for the present.
according' to the newspaper, are to be
1,350.000,000 francs ($270,000,000), which
amount is to be borne equally by the
three powers. Therse powers already
have -advanced to Belgium 250,000,000
francs ($50,000,000), to Serbia 185,000.
000 francs ($37,000,000). to Greece a0.
000,000 francs ($4,000,000) and to Mon
tenegro 500,000 francs ($100,000).
There remains to be advanced 894,
500,000 francs ($178,900,000), which will
be divided between Serbia and Bel
gium. France, the Temps says, will take
care of Russia's share for the- present
by placing sums against grain to be
bought in Russia for French account
A bill now before the French Parlia
ment authorizes this arrangement.
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Famous Beauty Known at tie "Vampire Woman"
Aaenca'i Mini Eminent Emoamul Actress
COUNT LEO TOLSTOI'S DARING DRAMA
DISEASE SWEEPS PRISON
Austrians in Serbian Camps
Typhoid and Smallpox.
GENEVA, via Paris, March 8. Ad
vices from Serbia set forth that typhoid
fever prevails among the Austrian pris
oners to the rlumber of 70,000, who are
in the hands of the Serbians. The Swiss
government has been notified by the
Serbian military authorities that a
Swiss doctor by the name of Lachieder,
who has been servirfg with the Serbian
medican corps, was dea dof this disease.
The Serbians are asking for more doc
Smallpox also is said to be raging
among these Austrian prisoners.
HOMESTEAD COST 1 DIME
Patent Is Issued on Tiniest Filing
in Vnited States.
WASHINGTON, March 8. Serena
Helen" Blue has the distinction of own
ing the smallest homestead in the
Usited States. Moreover, it only cost
The Compelling Story You Will Always Remember
Will Create More Discussion Than "A Fool There Was."
Shon Slarls Today at 10:30 A. M. Come Early.
10c ADMISSION 10c
acre in area and is a little triangular
,bit of land 189 feet long and 38 feet
wide, at its broadest point, jutting into
Turtle Lake, Minn. The 10 cents com
mutes her entry to cash in land office
parlance, and she does not have to live
on the land three years, as otherwise
required by law.
None the less. Miss Blue has a house
there and grows tomatoes, cabSage and
clover. The Interior Department liked
Miss Blue's homestead so well that to
day it issued a description and a pic
ture of it.
BRICK HURLED AT "FRAT"
Painter Ousted by Students Takes
Revenge by Breaking Glass.
CHICAGO, Feb. 28. Clark Mc
Gregor, a painter, was discharged by
Judge Trude recently when he was ar
raigned op a charge or causing a dis
turbance in th Beta Theta Pi fra
ternity house at ths University of Chi
cago, 5555 wooaiawn avenue, wnere
his wife is employed as housekeeper.
McGregor promised to keep iiway.
Students testified McGregor appeared
under the influence of liquor to visit
his wife She refused to see him and
they forced him to leave, whereupon
he hurled a brick through a window.
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The Chaplin Comedy
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