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' TIIE. MORXINGF OREGON1A3T. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1915.
8000 GERMANS DIE
Fifty Thousand Make Assault,
Sweeping Chasseurs Back-
ward for a Time.
NEW FORCE TURNS TIDE
Stubborn Baltic Continues in Ar
gonnc Artillery Duels and Mine
Operations Prevail Elsewhere.
Nicuport Still Shelled.
LONDON'. March 30. The Paris Temps
prints the following dispatch from
"Fifty thousand German troops oc
cupy the Valley of the Kaysersberg,
the Muenster and Gebweiler. according
to private information from Alsace to
the Democrate. The French who have
been guarding this part of the line had
difficulty in resisting the large forces
Arravftd afrainst them.
"It was February IS wnen me uer
and ultimately they will make the
United State a dry Nation," asserted
Mayor QUI at a bUr smoker given by
the Moving- Picture Operators' Union.. in
the Press Club Theater last night.
"You men who work the machines
probably do not realize it, but your
business is revolutionizing our Gov
ernment," continued the Mayor.
"Kvery screen in this land of ours
is showing the bad sld of the liquor
traffic. They voted thla state dry last
FalL They have voted otsher states
dry, aixi ultimately they will vote tlw
United States dry. They are working
other great reforms. They will give
women Uie ballot, for one thing."
"The moving-picture theaters will be
the greatest beneficiaries by the aboli
tion of saloons and breweries, but it
will then be up to them to provide em
ployment for many thousands of men
who Jiave been thrown out of employ
ment Whether they will do so is a
JITNEY DRIVER IS FINED $50
Reckless Driving Is Charged In Run
ning Down Woman.
'Found guity of reckless driving in
running down Mrs. Mary Bullard at
Fourteenth and Washington streets the
night of March 16. R. C. Banks, driver
of a Washington-street jitney, was fined
50 by Municipal Judge Stevenson yes
Evidence showed that Banks had
speeded his machine past another
streetcar and was hurrying to get by
the one on which Mrs. Bullard was
riding, when she was struck as she
stepped from the car. Banks said that
his brakes refused to work.
For speeding at a rate said to have
been S3 miles an hour. E. F. Chisholm,
of 661 East Irving street was fined S13.
BY FOE'S CRUELTY
Belgian King Says He Had Es
timated German as Quiet,
OWN HEROISM DISCLAIMED
Heroes, Monarch Tells Swiss Corre
spondent, Are in Trenches.
Smallest Violation of Spirit
of Neutrality Denied.
mans began their great offensive in I Motorcvele Patrolman Bales, who fol
Alsace. The Alpine cnasBeurs yituueu , d chishoim said he was not able
ground only inch Dy men, ngniing ime tQ s njm untu ne had gone a mil
Jions and inflicting heavy losses on the E c Mercer dairyman, was fined
Germans. When French reinforce- flQ for reckless driving. Mercer drove
ments arrived, tney succeeuea i" "" the automobile that struck and injured
purans ins ueran3, Wlllira Davidson, of 363 East Oak
In these engagements are said to have street at Union avenue and Oak streets
been SOOO killed. . Tho hospitals
filled with wounded.
German Reported Depreeeed.
The check to their offensive seems to
have somewhat discouraged tne uer
The French War Office report is as
"During the night of March 29-30 the
enemy continued, without results, to
bombard the Nieuport bridges. I six men and six women, arrested by
"There has been an Intermittent can-(Sheriff Hurlburt and several deputies
nonado on the entire front from the sea I on the banks of the Sandy River during
12 AT JOYFEST GUILTY
Six Men and Six Women Fined and
batter's Fines Remitted.
an alleged orgy Sunday night, pleaded
guilty to charges of vagrancy Derore
District Judge Bell yesterday morning.
R. S. Lenehan, Larry Hyland, C. Larsen,
Peter Reuter and Harry Smith were
fined $7 each. Reuter was held in jail
on a charge or non-support, wnicn
had been pending against him. Virgil
Mahuer, who is less t.ian 18 years old,
was remanded to the Juvenile Court
Belle and Margaret Mahuer, Bessie
Hurst, Marie Conley. Marie Andrews
and Anna Hamlin were fined S10 each
and the fines were remitted.
to the Aisne.
"In Champagne, in the region of
Perthes. Beausejour and Ville-Sur-
Tourbe, there was an artillery action
and mine warfare in which we obtained
"In the Argonne fighting continues at
several points with tenacity and deter
mination, but without appreciable re
sults to either side.
Kort Xear Verdun Shelled.
"On Monday Fort Donaumont, north
ef Verdun, was struck by 21-centimeter
shells. Our artillery immediately si
lenced the German batteries. The fort
was not damaged.
"In the western part of the forest of
I.e Pretre we carried a line of trenches
in which we took 100 prisoners. Despite
a violent counter-attack we maintained
the greater part of the trenches won.
"To the west of Pont-a-Mousson we
carried a German post and repulsed
"On the battlefield at Hartmann s
Weilerkopf the bodies of 700 Germans I Stewart, of the Klllingsworth Apart
have been counted." ments, has been arrested by the Seat-
The earlier official French communl- tie authorities, according to a dispatch
cation saia: I received by Captain of Detectives Baty
"In the Champagne district a German I yesterday. He is being held for Port
aviator yesterday threw bombs down land on a charge of obtaining money
on tne city or Kneims and wounded two I under false pretenses.
persons, one projectile fell on tne apse Jones was arrested last week In Fort.
SEATTLE POLICE GET MAN
Robert Suratt Alleged to Have Had
Part in Business Sale.
Robert Suratt. who, with C. Thatcher
Jones, is accused of defrauding Floyd
cf the Cathedral.
. Infantry Takes Rest.
"A well-directed artillery fire from a
French battery forced the Germans to
retire in disorder from the village of
Jendicourt, northeast of 8t. Mihiel.
"At all other points in the war zone
the day passed quietly. No infantry
engagements took place.
The official German report follows:
"A telegram from main headquarters.
dated Alarcn 30. says tnat In the west
ern theater of war there were only
artillery combats and sapping opera
land but was released because of lack
of prosecution, Stewart now being in
New York. It is alleged that the two
men sold Stewart a half interest in
fictitious business located In Portland.
Telegrams have been sent to . Mr.
Stewart to learn whether or not he
will prosecute Suratt and Jones.
NEW TRAIN MAY BE ADDED
Spokane Club Hears Fair Travel May
Increase Cross-Continent Runs.
Sunset Road Link Contract Let.
SEATTLE. Wash., March 30. (Spe
cial.) The contract for grading and
raveling the link in the Sunset High
way between Renton and Issaquah, i
distance of 10 miles, was let today by
the Board of County Commissioners to
Henry Brice, of this city. The bid was
$63,445.99. The highway will be 24 feet
wide. The Washington Paving Com
pany, of Tacoma. on a bid of $42,194.20,
obtained the contract for grading and
graveling miles of road from Au
burn southeast toward Osceola.
SPOKANE. Wash., March 30. (Spe
cial.) The increased tourist travel on
the Northern Pacific, due to the San
Francisco Fair, indicates that an addi
tional transcontinental train, making
Baker Women to Plant Flowers.
BAKER, Or., March 30. (Special.)
To make the entire city a huge park
la the nlan outlined bv the civic im-
f our, may be added by this road about provement committee of the Alpha
May 15, according to a statement made
by W. H. Ude. the agent for the com
pany, at the Chamber of Commerce to
Club. Mrs. C. A. Fernald. at the head
of the committee, is urging that on
cleanup day, April 10, the people plant
beds of flowers and shrubbery in the
That Spokane people are deficient in parkways and she is interesting the
school children in planting flowers and
gardens in vacant lots.
believing in the scenic wonders and the
strong points of the country in which
they live and that they well could culti
vato the California spirit, was the
charge made by Waldo G. Paine, chair
man of the publicity and tourist travel
bureau of the organization.
Mr. Paine was chairman for the day
A. D. Boone, Pioneer of 1846, Dies.
MATtSHFIELD, Or., March 30 (Spe
cial.) A. D. Boone, who came across
the plains in 1846, died today aged 76.
and the programme was devoted to the He had been a resident of Sumner for
publicity work of the Chamber of Com
merce and its effect on tourist travel.
FARM COURSE CONCLUDED
State College Experts Lecture Three
Days at Dufur.
tiL'FUR, Or., March 30. (Special.)-
The farmers' short .course, conducted
by the field department of the Oregon
Agricultural College closed here to
night. There were three sessions daily
for three days. A wide range of subjects
was covered by the lecturers, includ
ing care and management of dairy
herds, factors in crop rotation, soil
fertility, hog and poultry feeding, care J
and pruning of orchards and insect I
pests and plant diseases.
There were also lectures and demon
strations in domestic science by Miss I
Turley for the ladies in attendance.
the past 40 years and was a brother-in-law
of Territorial Governor Curry. He
leaves a family of five children, all
married with one exception.
GENEVA, Switzerland, March 30, via
Paris. "I am not a hero; you will find
them in our trenches," said Albert,
King of Belgians, at his headquarters
in the field in an interview today with
Edouard Chapust, of the Journal de
Geneve. During the conversation the
guns of the Belgians and. tne uermans
were sounding constantly.
"I affirm that before the war I -and
my country observed scrupulously all
the requirements of neutrality that the
powers prescribed for us with a pre
cision of the specifications in an en
"Your neutrality," said King Albert
referring to Switzerland, "is an act of
sovereignty. Ours had been obligatory
by an agreement of the powers. Never
theless, you see the result."
At another point in the conversa
tion, the King said: .
"You have an agency for prisoners
and other Institutions, but what a mar
tyrdom had not this poor Geneva cross
Moderate Language Stronger.
The King, alluding to the hardships
which Belgium had undergone, said:
"It is necessary to tell the truth
about these things, but it is better to
use moderate language because the
more moderate so much stronger
one Is." .
Further on the Belgian monarch re
"We had no ill-feeling against Ger
many. We received her Dest people.
We had cordial and corteous relations.
Even at the present moment, I am
at a loss to explain why we have been
made to suffer what we have suffered.
I can explain to myself still less those
acts of cruelty. I never could have
imagined that the German was malevo
lent. On the contrary, Iconsldered mm
as a quiet and domestic character. I
know many Germans. I have German
blood in my veins. My mother was the
Countess of Flanders a Hohenzollern.
Why all these cruelties?"
Unneutral Position Again Denied.
The Kintr. referring to allegations
that by certain conversations Belgium
had compromised her neutrality, said:
"Once again 1 ainrm tnat n is not-
His Majesty mentioned tnat ne nan
received many letter from private per
sons In Switzerland, adding that he
had opened one yesterday from a boy
of 14 years old Which had touched him
Tih Kinir wore a rreen dolman over
bis uniform and was without any mark
of rank or decoration. He is described
as being brown from the open-air life,
extremely simple in bearing and quietly
if i ,
' Why do you suppose we talk
Why do you suppose we
Second hammer on patterns?
Floor Why is it to the young man's
advantage to trade with us?
A visit to our shop will
answer every inquiry.
Morrison at Fourth
I 'i t y -fir.
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tion of every
In tests made in the equipment of
the fire companies on the hill yester
day Chief Frost found that seven sec
tions of hose could not stand 50 pounds
of pressure, and today he doubted if
any hose in the city could withstand
the city, I be leaking from the tanks find, it is
believed the blaze was started by a
match dropped on the street by a pedestrian.
ROAD SURVE YTO BE ASKED
Umatilla Enthusiasts at Pendleton
Plan Routes to Columbia.
PENDLETON, Or., March 30. (Spe
cial.) More than 100 good roads en
thusiasts from all over Umatilla
County today laid preliminary plans for
concerted action in the county towards
highway improvement, especially the
building of roads to the Columbia River
to profit by the opening of the upper
river to navigation in May. Committees
were named to effect separate or
ganizations ir every community center.
These organizations will elect dele
gates to attend a county good roads
convention in Pendleton Friday, April
9, when definite action will be planned.
Another committee was named to con
fer with the County Court for a survey
of a definite route from Pendleton to
Umatilla through the Federal irriga
tion project, touching Echo, Stan Held
SUBMARINE LIFE LURING
Honolulu Newspaperman Says Only
Best Men of Navy Are in Crews.
Submarine life in the United States
Navy offers many Inducements, accord
ing to A. B. Richeson, who, until a
month ago, was a member of the staff
of the Advertiser, Honolulu, and now
resides in Portland.
"The unfortunate fate of the sub
marine F-4," said Mr. Richeson, "will
not deter other men from entering the
service. The crews of the submarines
are picked from the Navy by special
examinations, and are the highest type
of efficient skilled mechanics, electri
cians, etc. They receive extra pay and
are allowed $1 for each dive up to 20
made in a single month.
"Pearl Harbor, just north of Hono
lulu, is destined to be the greatest
naval base of the United States in the
Pacific Ocean. The submarine flotilla
is the first naval division ever stationed
there. The craft maneuver about in
the harbor and often go just outside,
usually diving about one mile from
their docks and in view of them. The
F-4 was undoubtedly within view of
her dock when she made her fatal
"Honolulu presents an interesting
place in time of war because all mes
sages referring to belligerent ships
must be seen by a censor, who is a
United States naval oiflcer. . This offi
cer also censors all press news coming
in or going out. Messages referring to
movements of belligerent vessels must
not be transferred by wireless, but must
be sent by cable. There are two wire
less stations, the Marconi and the Fed
eral, and one cable station In Honolulu."
-Assaulted Man Blames Jealousy.
WALLACE, Idaho. March 30. (Spe
cial.) A. E. Stevens, who Is at the
Providence Hospital with both Jaws
broken, says the melee started as a re
suit of Jealousy on the part of a wom
an, whom J. Oliver says is his wife.
Stevens said that the couple bad had
a disagreement in Butte recently, and
that the woman came to Wallace, form
ing an acquaintance with Stevens.
Oliver found the woman In Stevens'
company, and, it is said, attacked the
woman, too, choking her so badly
that It was necessary to call in
W. G. Beck, Jr., Buried.
Under the direction of the Portland
Lodge of Elks, of which he was a
prominent member, the funeral of Wil
liam G. Heck, Jr., was held yesterday
at 3 oclock from the home of his
father at 525 East Thirty-ninth street.
The services were canuuca oy itev.
William R. Powell of th -episcopal
Church. The pallbearers were: C. C.
Bradley, Sloane Hackney, W. C. Hazel
tine, George Scoggin, E. J. Daly and
Joseph Baum. Interment was in River-
Templars to Attend Easter Service.
Washington Commandery No. 15,
Knights Templars will attend Rose City
Park Methodist Episcopal Church on
Easter Sunday morning. Sir Knight
and Prelate Rev. William Wallace
Youngson, D. D., will give the sermon
on "The Way of the Holy Cross." An
elaborate musical programme will be
directed by Mrs. W. C. Schmitt. A
special feature will be numbers by
the Washington Commandery quartet,
which Includes R. E. Gehr, Dr. W. C.
Adams, N. B. Stone and E. N. Wheeler.
WEAK FIRE HOSE FOUND
Oregon City Chief Says Big Blaze
Could Xot Be Controlled.
OREGON CITY, Or., March 30. (Spe
cial.) In case of a severe fire, the
equipment of the Oregon. City depart
ment would not be adequate and heavy
property loss would result. Fire Chief
Frost, who has completed an examina-
CHICK TESTS "INVENTED"
Xew Tuberculosis Theories Bob Up
in Market Master Examination.
Many hitherto uninvented methods of
tellfng when a chicken has tuberculosis
were expounded to Chairman Caldwell,
of the Municipal Civil Service Board,
yesterday by applicants In an examina.
tion for the position of market master.
Twenty-two men took the examination.
"You can tell it by the color of their
eyes," explained one applicant when
asked about the chicken." "The only
way you can tell is to watch them
walk," said another. Still another said
it is possible to tell by the way they
cackle. Each applicant examined had a
Insanity Gains With Drug Law.
SPRINGFIELD. 111., March 30. Popu
lation of state hospitals for the insane
in Illinois has been Increased by 300
since the Harrison Federal drug act
went into effect. This was brought out
today in an application to the Legisla
ture for increased appropriations.
Asylum Claim on Estate $14 70.
WALLACE, Idaho. March 30. (Spe
cial.) A claim of 81470 against the
estate of the late Fred Furrer, of
Mullan, was filed in the District and
Probate courts yesterday by Dr. J. W.
Givens, head of the State Insane
Asylum at Orofino. The action was
taken to satisfy a bill for the care
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ALL FIREMEN AT TINY FIRE
Hood of Auto Burns, Apparatus Out,
but Chemical Tank Saves Car.
The entire apparatus of nearby sta
tions responded to an alarm of fire
when tJie hood of an auto Deiongring- to
A. Leviff. 604 Fourth street, caught fire
at Fifth and Sherman streets last nipht
The blaze was extinguished by a three-g-allon
chemical tank from one of tho
The gasoline of the car was found to
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PETITION FORM APPROVED
Another Slop Taken in Baker's Move
for Municipal Lighting.
BAKER. Oi. March 30. (SneciaJ.)-
Tespite disapproval of the City Com
mlrfioncsi. the movement for the ex
tension ot Baker's municipal llffht
pla.nt was agraJn taKen up today.
City Clerk Cunning aproved the
form of a petition submitted today by
Robert Service to initiate a popular
election, on July 14, at which an ap
praisement ordinance for the extension
of the Faker municipal power plant
will be voted on as a preparatory step
to voting: on a borvd issue for a city
plant. The ordinance provides for an
estimate of the coat of extending; the I
DRY HONORS GIVEN MOVIES
Major Gill Declares Washington
Victory Was Through Films.
SEATTLE, -v7aai March So. (Spe
cial. - "Motion-picture theaters save I
victory to the prehlbition ferces In the I
Tvaehtagton campaign fast IaJl.. They
tiav abolished liquor in other aides, I
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