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THE MORNTSG , OREGOXIAK. FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1915.
Daring Attack Made by Lieu
tenant Andreae on Hoboken
. and Zebrugge, Belgium.
DARING YOUNG BRITISH AVIATOR, WELL KNOWN IN PORTLAND.
WHO CONDUCTED RAID ON GERMAN WAR CRAFT.
FOUR BOMBS ARE DROPPED
British Officer Is Fiance of Port
land Girl Official London Re
port Declares Exploit Was
Crowned With Success.
LONDON, April 1. Aeroplane attacks I
en German submarines at Hoboken and
Zeebrugge. Belgium, have been accom
plished successfully, the British Admir
alty announced tonight, saying:
"The following report has been re
ceived from Wing Commander A. M.
Longmore. R. N. :
" 'I have to report that this morning
Flight Sub-Lieutenant Frank O. An
il reae carried out a successful air at
tack on the German submarines which
are being constructed at Hoboken, near I
Antwerp, dropping four Domos.
" 'Also. Flight Lieutenant John P.
Wilson, while reconnoitering over Zee-
brugge. observed two submarines lying I
alongside the mole and attacked them,
dropping four bombs with, it is be
lieved, successful results.
" 'These officers started in the moon
light this morning. Both pilots
turned safely.' "
PORTLAND KOMACE RECALLED
Pa ring British Aviator Is Fiance of
Miss Georgiauna Leadbetter.
Many Portland persons were inter'
ested to learn yesterday through the
Associated Press dispatches from
London that Lieutenant Frank G. An
dreae. one of the British aviators, had
carried out a successful air attack on
the German submarines which are be'
ing constructed at Hoboken, near Ant
werp, for the daring young officer vis
ited Portland only last August.
A pretty romance Is connected with
Lieutenant Andreae's visit. He was. at
that time, on his way to England to
offer his services to his country. The
war had just begun and its probable
duration could not even be conjectured.
But he lingered long enough in Port'
land and vicinity to conduct a min
iature campaign of warfare all his own.
He laid siege to the heart of one of
Portland a most popular young women,
and before he left she had capitulated.
On October 23 the engagement of
Lieutenant Andreae and Miss Georgi
anna Leadbetter, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred W. Leadbetter, was an
nounced. Aiiss Leadbetter and Lieutenant An
dreae first met about two years ago,
when she accompanied her father on a
business trip to British Columbia. The
young officer then was connected with
the pulp mi!ls of the Ocean Falls Com
pany. Limited, at Ocean Falls, B. C
Their courtship continued through the
interim and doubtless was hastened, to
a happy conclusion by the outbreak of
Lieutenant Andreae is a member of
a prominent English family and has
extensive business connections In Amer
ica. He always has been interested in
aviation, however, and was eager for
the opportunity of Joining the aerial
corps of the British army. Reports
r $l 1 ,,(
,. J ly - -, I . -t
VICTORY IS WON BY
Russians Capture Two Lines
of Heights in Carpathians,
5000 CAPTIVES 'ARE ADDED
ITALY IS OEPRESSEO
Economic Loss Since War Is
Hundreds of Millions.
FOOD SHORTAGE IS SERIOUS
indicate that he has been most sue-
2 cessful in his services.
C During' his brief stay in Portland
2 last Summer Lieutenant Andreae be-
J came acquainted with many local peo-
- pie in both business and secial circles.
He visited both the Leadbetter family
$ In Portland and at the home of Mr.
5 nnd Mrs. Fred F. Pittock. at Camas,
5 The Leadbetters now are staying at
their Winter home In Santa Barbara,
f Cal. The wedding of Miss Leadbetter
, and Lieutenant Andreae will, it Is said,
await the conclusion of the war.
i NEW BOAT THROUGH CANAL
Prices Arc High, Unemployed Total
Hundred Thousand, Sources of
Revenue Are Closed and Tax
Is . Greatly Increased.
Rb.MB, Friday, March 13. (Corre
spondence of the Associated Press.)
Eight months of hostilities in Europe
have brought economic distress to non
conjbatant states to a degree hardly re
alized by outside observers. This is
true of The Netherlands. Switzerland
and Jtily. but particularly of Italy.
The declarations of war brought back
to Italy 1,000,060 Italians who were liv
ing in France. Germany and Austria.
Many of them joined the ranks of the
President Oilman, on Return, Ad-1
vised of Bij Liner's Progress.
L. C. Gilman. president of the North
Bank Railroad and of the Great North
ern Steamship Company, returned yes
terday rrom Philadelphia, where he
witnessed the departure last Thursday
of the steamer Northern Pacific on her
voyage through the Canal to Ban Fran
cisco. Mr. Gilman stopped at St. Paul
and visited officials of the Great North
em and Northern Pacific railroads.
oon a'fter Mr. Gilman arrived at his
rffice yesterday morning he received
advices that the Northern Pacific had
passed through the Canal safely and
that she had started her noithaard
trip for San Francisco, where she is due
to arrive April 10. She will go Into
Fervice between San Francisco and
Flavel. Or., April 15. General Goethals,
tiovernor oi me canal one. was
guest on board the Northern Paclfio on
her trip through the Canal.
RICHARD POWERS IS FOUND
Civil War Veteran, Who Disappears.
Asks Tollce lor Property.
Richard Powers, Ctvi! War Teteran of
Fta.eide, who It was reared had met
foul play in Portland when hia bank
book and a not for 9100 payable to
htm. had been found near a rosebush
at S3 North Eleventh street, made his
appearance yesterday morning- when he
reported at the police station about
:t0 o'clork to claim his property. Mr,
Powers had been staying at the Inter
national Hotel, a fact that was un
known to liis friends.
Mr. Powers had been visiting; at the
home ct .11 r. and "rs. John laron.
ti4a i1 ort y-mira avenue, feouthaast.
He said tliat his bankbook evidently
had dropped out of hia pocket when
he was passing; the rosebush. He left
yesterday for ieattle.
; DAYLIGHT ROBBER CHASED
Sheriff After Mao Mho Makes Haul
at Oak Grove.
OREGON CITY. Or., April l.lgpe.
cial.) Sheriff Wilson and Deputy Frost
left Oregon City tonight for Oak Grove
In pursuit of the daring daylight rob.
ber who broke into the home of Mrs.
Tonsing and obtained a quantity of
jewelry and 115 in cash.
The house was robbed while UnJ
Tonsing was at the home of a neighbor.
The Tonsing home is within a few feet
of other houses and on the main trav
eled road between Oregon City and
Xeigbbers. whs saw a man near the
Tonsing house, say he is about 45 years
old. weighs 150 pounds and has the
appearance of a foreigner.
unemployed through the stoppage
work in factories and the .paralysis or
industry. Efforts were made to find
emnloyment for them, but in spite o
all that could be done, the end of
March saw 100.000 men without work
In Italy and threatening disorder.
.Money Ceases to Flow In.
In normal times Italians abroad send
S2t'.000.000 yearly into Italy. This sum
was reduced in 1914 to J700.000 and i
threatens to be much less in 1SI. ror
elgn visitors were counted on to spend
in Italy 150,Ot)U,ouo a year; mis source
of revenue also has almost entirely
The budget of the government, which
for vears has shown a surplus, inci
cated for the past eight months a le
ficit of 13.00r00. due largely to in
loss of duties on grain amounting to
$7. 800,000. The duty on grain was re
duced in October. 1914. and abolished
January 31 of this year. Nevertheless,
the price of wheat has doubled. The
remainder of the deficit is due to
shrinkage in tax returns.
Taxes Higher, Food Dearer.
The deficiency has a tendency to aug
ment and at the same time taxes are
increasing. Hand in hand with thl
go advances in the price of food. Bread
now costs more, in spite or the re
stricted consumption of flour, and other
products of first necessity are today
dearer. This is especially true of
The heaviest burden on the govern
ment is represented by the expenses of
the army and navy. About 3400,000,
000 was spent to bring these two
branches up to their present standard
of perfection and efficiency. Today
they are costing to maintain 12,000.000
T HAS $5000
"IISCrSIXti POLITICS A.N D
LIGIO" 18 accusation;
Ib rael Silvermaa Tells San Francises
Judge He Own Property Worth
200,000 and Is Freed.
SAV F It A N CISCO. April I (Spe
cial.) Israel Silverman was arrested
by Policeman Murphy in Jefferson
square yesterday for vagrancy. Ho
appeared before Police Judge Brady
'What are the charges against this
man. asked Judge Brady.
'He was discussing polities and re
ligioit with a group of men," replied
'What have you to say for your
self?" the Judge next asked Silver
"Simply this," replied Silverman.
If you will open this envelope you'll
find 5000 therein. Furthermore,
within two blocks of this hall of
justice I own two buildings worth
$300,000. If you want any further
evidence that I am not a vagrant you
call up my attorneys, Morrison, Dunne
Judce Brady opened the envelope.
There he found 10 1500 bills. He
took Silverman's word for the rest
and dismissed the case.
PRINZ EITEL TAKES COAL
(Continued From Klrt r&se.)
warship believed 'to have been the
British cruiser Suffolk off the Vir
ginia Capes early yesterday and asked
for newspapers and whatever informa
tion the tug's captain could give con
cerning the German sea raider Frinz
Captain Scott eaid tbat several big
columns of smoke were visible on the
horizon, indicating the presence of
WASHINGTON, April. 1. Captain
Frank Taylor, a Washington shipping
man, who returned today after a trip
along the Virginia-Maryland coast, re
ported that British cruisers off the
Virginia Capes in wait for the German
raider Frinz Eitel Frledrieh, are over
hauling all ships In, that vicinity and
looking them over.
E1TEIS BEBIt IS t'SLIMITBU
Quantity ol' All Other Supplies Is
Kestricted by Washington.
WASHINGTON, April 1. Secretary
Daniels announced tonight that the
naval board appointed to determine the
amount of coal, food and other supplies
allowed to the Prinz Eitel Frledrieh
had completed its taBk. No Informa
tion was vouchsafed as to the extent
to which the Eitel will be permitted
to Drovlslon. or as to how much longer
she will be permitted to stay at New
Secretary Daniels admitted, however,
that the naval board limited the
amount of every commodity to be taken
aboard, with one exception beer.
FRENGH TAKE VILLAGE
POSITION MAINTAINED IN FACE OF
Germans Report Capture ef Beltfian
Hamlet Two Aeroplanes Brought
Down by French Farces.
PARIS, via London, April 1. The
following official statement was is
sued by the French War Office to--night:
"There have been artillery duels at
different points along the front in the
Woevre district. To the west of the
forest of Le Pretre we have occupied
the village of Fey-en-Haye and bave
maintained our positions there despite
"In Lorraine and in the Vosges there
is nothing to report. To the south
of Dixmude Aviation Lieutenant Gar-
ros brought down an aeroplane by
machine gun fire. In the region of
the Aisne another German aviator was
brought to the ground by the French
The earlier official report said:
"A struggle is going on at numer
ous points on the frontier. Opposite
the town of Gompierre, southwest of
Peronne, we blew up . successfully
four mines. Near the farm of Le
Cholera, north of Berry-au-Bac, we
blew up a mine sapfiead at the mo
ment the Germans were at work on it,
and we followed up this explosion by
storm of projectiles from our 76
millimeter guns. A German observa
tion post disappeared in the gap
caused by this explosion.
"In Belgium, aviators during the
night of March 30-31 bombarded the
aviation camp at Handsaeme and the
railroad junction at Cortemarck.'
GERMAN CAPTIVES CALM
(Continued From First Page.)
the prisoners newspaper, which
being published in German for their
'We know all about that. We have
the same thing on the other side. It
the kommandatur who does all
that," they say.
What impresses them most is the
vast military body employed in
handling the immense commissary
stores at Tours.
"Who is going to wear these millions
of shoes and shirts?" they ask.
They refuse to believe that there are
so many soldiers in France.
The privates are naturally docile and
the -officers are compelled to be ' so
after having given trouble at Montau
ban. The officers seem depressed and
ess haughty since the new year, their
hopes of being able to celetrate Christ
mas at home having been t isappointed
Only one attempt to escape at
Issoudan is reported and two light pen
alties have been inflicted. At Tours
the men are so glad to earn 8 cents
dav that all of them work with a will
on highway repairs, in the stone quar
ries or in handling the supplies in the
Record Made in Lewis Tax Payment.
CHEHALIS. Wash., April 1 (Spe-
cial.) The Lewis County tax payments
ave been the heaviest in the history
of the county, according to figures
ust announced by County Treasurer
John Raught. A total of 73.3 per cent
of the total has been paid in and other
pavments are coming in steadily. The
total to March IS was 3666.7SI.CS, with
total levied of 3922,025.95.
Success Over Germans in North Po
land Is Declared Important; Ber
lin Says 55,800 of Czar's
Troops Taken in Month.
LONDON. April 1. Russians continu
to s-weep the Austrians" before them
in the Carpathians in a battle tbat
probably Is being fought more vicious
ly and under the most difficult circum
stances of any conflict of modern
times, according to the official dis
patch from the Petrograd war office.
Two new lines of heights have been
carried, the Russians having had to
scale a perpendicular precipice In
storming the more important position
won, while in both actions they waded
in snow almost waist deep and through
vast wire entanglements.
Capture of more than 5000 Austrians
additional to those noted yesterday
was reported in the official communi
Corroboration or yesterdays unoi
ficial report of a Russian victory over
the German force on the west banK
of the Niemen River, North Poland,
Is given in tonight's report of the
Petrograd war office, which merely de
scribed the gain, however, as an "im
German Offensive Thought Ended.
In connection with this a semi
official dispatch from Petrograd says
the Germans have definitely abandoned
the bombardment of the fortress of
Ossowetz, which they have shelled daily
for several weeksr In an evident at
tempt to unite the forces on the west
bank of the Niemen wun tnat on me
Petrograd regards this cessation as
the end of the German offensive
The official Russian report follows:
"On the front on the west bank of
the Niemen Wednesday, we gained an
important success over the Germans.
In the Krasna region, west of Simno,
the enemy began a rapid retreat, ob
stinatelv Dressed by our troops.
"In the Carpathians our offensive
continued with substantial results. On
Tuesday in the region of Volia, Mie
hnva. and Lutoviska our troops, wading
through snow up to their loins, climb
ing at times ' perpendicular precipices
and fighting their way through forests
fortified with wire entanglements, ui
loHcod the Austrians step by step from
th.ir trenches and captured a series of
fortified heights m the principal cnain
of the Beskid Mountains.
Other Position Taken.
in ihe direction of Butoviaka, de-
unite the enemy's violent fire and the
deep snow, we also drove the Austrians
from their fortified position to the west
of Nasieine and southwest of Dverni-
On Tuesday we captured in tne Car
pathians SO officers and 3buu men iw
four guns and 14 machine guns.'
In the direction oi v.nuun bcio..
Austrian battalions holding a fortified
position in the region of the villages
of Silwocy and Maliney were sur
rounded on March 30 anit partly exter
minated. We captured 1500 or tne survivors."
The Austrian War utiles gave out
the following statement tonight:
In the East Besklds tne enemy aur-
ing the night attempted several attacks
in the Laboroza valley, wnicn were re
pulsed. Between Lupkow Ridge and
Uzsok Pass the fighting continues.
Russians Are Kepnlned.
"Near Inowlods, on the Pilica River,
strong Russian forces this morning at
tacked our troops. After they had
reached the entanglements, the Rus
sians were driven back with consider
The Berlin War Office communication
"The situation In the Augustowo and
the Suwalki districts remains un
changed. Russian attempts made at
night to cross the Rawka River at a
point southeast of Skierniewc result
ed in failure and Russian attacks at
Opomo were repulsed.
"During the month of March the Ger
man eastern army took altogether
55,800 prisoners and captured nine can
non and 61 machine guns."
Your Easter Suit
Get It Here Our Mill to Man
Prices Save You $5.00 to $7.50
We are the one clothing store in this city
that sells clothing like everything else on
earth should be sold and will in time direct
from producer to consumer, mill to man that is.
Consequently you can buy clothing here of
unimpeachable character, of style and quality
at savings of $5 to $7.50 on a suit a sum of
money worth looking after these times or at
any other time. Come to the store and have
us show you our
' New Spring Suits at
$15, $20, $25
Brownsville Woolen Mills Store
nn o . Third at Stark
1 WO OlOreS jid at Morrison
quartes' on the progress of hostilities
is as follows:
"In the western arena of the war:
During the capture of the Hamlet of
Klosterboek, which was occupied Dy
Belgians, and a small point of support
at Dixmude, we took an officer and 44
Belgian soldiers prisoners.
'The fighting west OT Pont-a-Jlous-
son and south or tne .Forest or L.e
Pretre came to a standstill last night.
French troops have penetrated a small
portion of our trenches. The engage
ment is being continued today.
During outpost engagements yes
terday northeast and east of Lunevllle,
the French suffered considerable
losses. In the Vosges only artillery
duels took place yesterday."
GERMANS CAPTURE BELGIANS
Loss of Small Portion of Trenches to
BERLIN, via London. April 1. The
dally report of the German head-
ITCHY SALT RHEUM
Sometimes Called Eczemi Removed
by Hood's Sarsaparllla.
alt rheum is one of the worst and
unfortunately one of the most com
mon of all diseases. How it reddens
the skin, itches, oozes, dries and
scales, and then does this all over
gain! Sometimes it covers the whole
body with inflamed, burning patches
and causes Intense suffering, which is
commonly worse at night.
Local applications may do some good,
but they cannot permanently relieve.
The disease will continue to annoy,
pain and perhaps agonize, until the
blood has been purihed and the gen
eral health Improved.
Ask your druggist for Hood's Sar-
saparilla, the good old reliable family
remedy. It has given perfect satis
faction in thousands of "cases. In
sist on having Hood's Sarsaparilla,
for no substitute acts like it. Get
it today. Adv. '
Cigarettes fifteen years ago
. are smokers of
Cigarettes, today I
AIDING OF S0NJS COSTLY
German, 81, Fined 2000 Marks for
Sending Sfoney to Marseilles.
DRESDEN, March' 10 (Correspond
ence of the Associated Press.) The
penalty for sending money to any of
the countries at war with Germany is
severe and is imposed regardless oi
ircumstances. Karl Frledrieh Schmitt,
an 81-year-old business man, has been
fined 2000 marks tor sending to pis
on in Marseilles 1000 francs through
a third party, and for telegraphing 800
francs for the support of the son's
Helnrich Voss, of Dulken, has been
fined 1000 marks for sending a check
to pay bills In England.
MORGAN ART TAX IS DUE
Collection Is Being Appraised to Fix
NEW YORK, April 1. The art col
lection left by J. P. Morgan is being
appraised and the Inheritance tax
on its value will be collected, accord-
ing to a statement issued today by
William Boardman, Deputy State Con
troller. The statement said:
"The estate of J. P. Morgan has al
ready paid $2,500,000 on account of the
transfer tax. The special act which
was passed exempted from this tax any
part of Mr. Morgan's art collection that
should be given to the city or state
within two years from his death. That
period has now elapsed and the collec
tion is being appraised and the tax on
its value will be collected.
EX-CUSTOMS MAN GUILTY
Former Examiner Convicted of Di
vulging Importers' Trade Secrets.
NEW YORK. April 1. Charles I.
Stager, ex-customs examiner, was to
day found guilty In the United States
District Court of violating the Federal
statutes prohibiting the divulging of
trade secrets In relation to the impor
tation of foreign merchandise and
prices obtained In an official and con
According to the testimony adduced
Stager supplied Sciama A Co., the lo
cal branch house of Soclete Anonyme
Sciama, importers and exporters of
costumes and feathers of Paris. France,
with information concerning the busi
ness done by competitors.
S Killed, 7 Hurt by Explosion.
LEWISTON, Pa.. April 1. Two work,
men were killed and seven others wera
Injured, three seriously, by the explo
sion of a large tank of benzine anS
paint at the Standard Steel Works here
today. The cause of the accident has
not been determined.
Fffors Ihe wr tliers r r.OOO German
waiters and barhars In lonrion.
Leading Photo-Play House
Last Chance, Today Tomorrow
'a great military problem play"
A Paramount Picture
Starring Alice Dovey
1 i-k 11:30 A. M. to
1UC 11:30 P.M.
A BUSY CORNER
Jimmy Dunn and His Staff Selling High-Grade,
Ready-to-Wear Suits for Easter
Every customer saves the landlord's high-rent profit
$20 ValueMen'sSuits for$14.75 $25 Value Men'sSuitsfor$18.75
THE ELEVATOR SAVES YOUR DOLLARS
JIMMY DUNN The Upstairs Clothier
Rooms 315-16-17 Oregonian Building Elevator to Third Floor