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THE MORVING OREGONIATT, SATURDAY, APRIIi 17, 19T5.
N. W. ALDR1CH DIES
SUDDENLY AT 73
which he says that he believes If all the
British Socialists, including the Fa
bians, were to put the question to a
vote, a large majority would declare
for war to the finish.
Keir Hardie, Ramsey- Macdonald and
W. C. Anderson, all members of Parlia
ment, and Bruce Ulasier have produced
the impression abroad, says Hyndman.
EPARGES GAINED BY
24 sheets and 24 envelopes to
a box, each sheet decorated with
kewpies in colored designs and
four designs to the box. Kewpie
party invitations. 50c box.
Sheet Music 2 for 25 c
Down Among the Shel
tering Palms; I Didn't
Raise My Boy to Be a Sol
dier; Doodle Oodle Dee;
When My Ship Comes In;
The Little Lord Rambled
Right Along; Can You
Pay? In the Candle Light.
Mail and Telephone Orders Filled by ' Expert Shoppers
cAflerchan'tlise cf t) Merit Only"
Pacific Phone Marshall 5000 Home Phone A 6691
that British Socialists oppose the wan
almost to the extent of being pro-tier-man.
He denied that these men whom
he calls the "Scottish peace-at-any-price
gang." have any influence outside
of the Independent Labor party, and
even in that, he says, their influence
is small. He explains:
"There is not a shadow of doubt that
the overwhelming majority of workers
in this island are on the side of the
war. Hundreds of thousands of the
2.000.000 soldiers now with the colors
are not unskilled and ill-paid workers.
Ex-Senator's Health Good Un
til Short Time Before He
Is Mortally Stricken.
French Say Capture Was In
dispensable to Future Op
eration -of Campaign.
An Extraordinary Price for an Extraordinary Suit, Special $12.50
FAMILY ARE AT BEDSIDE
FIGHT LONG AND SAVAGE
For Misses and Small Women
Made in the style as shown in the illustration.
Career In Senate Covers 3 0 Years,
During Mhicli lie "Was Kspc
cialy Active in Tariff and
Currency . Legislation.
NEW YORK. April 16. Nelson W. Al
drich, oO years United States Senator
from Rhode Island, and intimately as
sociated with tariff and currency legis
lation in that time, died today at his
home in Fifth avenue, following a
stroke of apoplexy, lie was 73 years
Until yesterday, when he was taHen
ill with indigestion, Air. Aldrich had
been in pood health. His physician left
him an hour betore he died, thinking
then that he was on the way to re
covery. When lie became unconscious
members of his immediate family were
hurriedly summoned and were at the
bedside when he died. They included
his wife. Miss Aldrich and Mrs. John D.
ltockefcller, Jr., his daughters, and
"Winthrop Aldrich, his Bon.
The funeral services will take place
Ht Srace Church in Providence, K. I., at
:i I. M. Sunday. Bishop James DeV.
Terry, Jr., of the Protestant Kpiscopal
Church of Rhode Island, will conduct
Senate Servlee Cover SO Yearn.
Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich held a seat
In the United JStates Senate continuous
ly from 1881 to 1911. The influence
exerted by him on governmental affairs
was best illustrated by the fact that
when lie was satirically introduced to
an audience as "the general manager of
the United States," that appellation
lived through the administrations of
McKinley, Roosevolt and Taft. He gave
special attention to tariff and finan
cial legislation in committee.
Probably the greatest parliamen
tarian that ever served in the Senate,
Aldrich had no difficulty in maintaining
leadership of his party. Although
known, among the veterans as a "com
mittee" Senator, he was quite as much
at home bn the floor and naturally was
more in evidence in the larger arena.
Aldrich's long-continued supremacy
in the councils of his party and in
directing legislation, caused him to be
come the subject of much adverse
criticism. He was charged with boss
ism" and with being the tool of the
"interests." Whether or not this was
true in the main, it can be said in
fairness that some of these assertions
gained and held currency because it
was his policy never to defend himself
against published attacks. He rarely
permitted himself to be quoted by the
Acquaintance "With John I. Limited.
The fact that his daughter was mar
ried to a son of John D. Rockefeller
served to strengthen the popular im
pression that Senator Aldrich was in
tome way peculiarly friendly to the
oil magnate, and considerate of the so
called "Rockefeller interests." Yet
when a friend of the Senator once
asked him for a letter to Mr. Rocke
feller, Mr. Aldrich replied:
"As I have met Mr. Rockefeller only
twice in my life I fear the letter would
be of but little, if any, assistance to
Born in Foster, R. I., November 6,
1841, he first appeared in public office
as member of the common council in
the City of Providence. He was elected
to the Rhode Island assembly in 1875,
and lour years later sent to Congress.
After two sessions he was elevated to
the Senate, as successor of General
Ambrose 13. Burnside. As chairman of
the finance committee he was called on
to assume a large share of the respon
sibility for all tariff and financial leg
islation before the Senate. He parti
cipated in the preparation of no fewer
than six revisions of the tariff and
bore the burden of labor incident to
them. The Payne-Aldrlch tariff act was
put. through the Senate by him after
many weeks of skillful maneuvering
and hard fighting.
Currency Reform Undertaken
Aa a result of the "bankers' panic"
of 1907, Mr. Aldrich evolved what be
came known as the Vreeland-Aldrich
currency bill. The emergency currency
law was regarded by Mr. Aldrich as
the best remedy possible of speedy
enactment, but he did not stop there.
He began work immediately upon a
more permanent plan of currency re
form, giving most of his time to the
work of the National monetary com
mission. He was able to devote his
time unreservedly to his work because
in 1911 he declined to be a candidate
for re-election, giving ill health as a
Mr. Aldrich strongly desired that his
work should stand as a monument to
his public service. His disappoint
ment was keen when, in 1911, his party
lost control of the House and'took from
the Republicans the credit of putting
through this far-reaching legislation.
Before the political complexion of Con
gress changed Aldrich was compelled
to admit that his efforts were being
frustrated by antagonistic sentiment in
the Central West Then he realized
that the attacks he had scorned to
answer had taken root. He could not
understand that the course he fol
lowed through his public career of
judging what was best for the state it
self was not approved by the people
COLORADO INSPECTION IS OFF
John 1. Rockefeller, Jr.'s, Trip
Postponed by Death of Aldrich,
NEW YORK, April 16. Ex-Senator
Aldrich's death has caused a revision
in the plans oT John D. Rockefeller Jr
his son-in-law, for the immediate
Mr. Rockefeller had arranged to leave
New York for Colorado to inspect the
properties of the Colorado Fuel & Iron
Company there, in accordance jvith a
promise given labor leaders at the
time of his testifying before the Fed
eral Industrial Relations Commission
here. Inquiry developed that because
of Mr. Aldrich's death and other press
ing matters arising within the next few
weeks, the trip had been postponed,
possibly until next Summer.
Mr. Rockefeller plans to spend sev
eral weeks in Colorado, so that he may
familiarize himself thoroughly with
SOCIALISTS FAVOR WAR
Veteran Tarty Says Workers Over
vtliclmingly Support (Jovcrnmciit.
LOXPOX. April 2. (Correspondence
o f the Associated Press.) 1 1. Al. Hynd
man. the veteran Socialist of CJreat
Britain, has sent a letter to M. Cle
mcTicrau. the French Socialist leader
iiud editor of L'Homme Knchaine, in
rlMOn W. Aldrich. rx-Scnator From
Rhode Island, Who Died Yenterday.
but from the ranks of trade unionists.
There are enlisted no fewer than 200,
000 miners, whose wages at the time of
their enlistment were 8 shillings a day."
INVESTORS BUY STOCKS
KW YORK MARKET HAS ANOTHER
WAV OF MARKED ACTIVITY,
rrfection of Foreign Credit Machinery
In United States Reported War
Loans Are In Demand.
Nfcvv YORK, April 1G. For the
fourth successive day of the week and
the fifth since last Friday, today's ses
sion on the Stock Exchange resulted in
an overturn well in excess of a million
shares. Much of the day's activity con
verged around the securities of indus
trial and equipment companies which
have benefited through orders for for
eign war supplies.
Chief among the stocks in today's
new high movement were American
Locomotive, New York Airbrake, West
inghouse and half a score of the small
er iron and steel manufacturing con
cerns. Miscellaneous issues having no
direct relation to the war specialties
gained from three to six points, the
rise taking in issues of almost every
The more prominent railroad and in
dustrial stocks lagged behind, al
though United States Steel and a few
speculative favorites went .to higher
prices. Selling of the international
list for European interests acted as a
deterrent in this quarter, final prices
showing considerable irregularity and
a few net declines. Buying was of the
same character hitherto noted, com
mission houses reporting a fresh ac
cession of interest. Investment in
quiry was. more general, especially for
short-term notes of railroads and util
Although exact details were lacking,
it was believed that American bankers
were negotiating for part of a new
British treasury loan. Upbuilding of
foreign credits already established in
this market also was said to be in
process of completion.
PACIFIC MAIL TO QUIT
SEAMAN'S LAW 1IF.LD TO MAKE
All Sailings After -November 2 Can
celedMongolia, Last to Go, Will
Omit Honolulu From Route.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16. The
Pacific Mail Steamship Company, oper
ating one of the largest fleets of ves
sels flying the American flag in foreign
trade, announced today that all sail
ings after November 2. 1915, had been
canceled because of the new seaman's
law, which will go into effect on Amer
ican vessels November 4, 1915.
The company also announced that
no contracts will be made beyond July
The future of the Pacific Mail fleet,
it was said recently by R. P. Schwerln,
vice-president and general manager of
the company, is dependent upon the
action of the stockholders at the an
nual meeting May 19. He said the
added cost of operation under the new
law would make the fleet unprofitable.
"'The Mongolia will sail November 2,"
a representative of the company said
today, "but she will not go to Hono
lulu, because she could not get clear
ance papers there. No other vessels
of the Pacific Mail fleet will sail from
this port thereafter. They will be
brought into port and tied up."
The new law provides wage scales,
sanitary, food and working regulations
which the company says would add
greatly to the cost of operation. The
company operates 19 vessels, five of
which are in the trans-Pacific trade.
The latter are manned largely by Chi
GILLNETTERS LOSE CASE
Demurrer to Attack on Washington
Statute Is tpheld.
OLYMPIA, Wash., April IS (Spe
cial. Gillnetters who attacked the
validity of the new Washington fish
code, charging that it would virtually
legislate them out of business and turn
the fishing Industry over to the purse
seiners, lost in the Thurston County
Superior Court Thursday, Judge John R.
Mitchell sustaining the state's demurrer.
The case' will be appealed Immedi
ately to the Supreme Court, where a
suit is already pending involving the
validity of the emergency clause mak
ing the fish code immediately effective.
Taube Bombards Amiens.
AMIENS. Prance. April 16. Several
bombs have been dropped by a tierman
Taube aeroplane in the vicinity of the
cathedral here. Ten persons were
killed or wounded. The material dam
age done was slight.
Mountain of Mud, Sides Abrupt and
Slippery, Attained by Furious
Onslaughts Bayonets of
Clogged Kifles Used.
PARIS. April 15. "The action by
which we gained the mastery of the
entire crest of Les Eparges on the
evening of April 9 was the culmina
tion of- a prolonged and violent effort,"
says a French eyewitness in giving an
account of the desperate fighting
which took place in that vicinity. "It
was a victory," he continues, "analo
gous in the intensity of offensive to
that which took us to the summit of
Hartmann's-Weilerkopf, and more im
portant, if one considered the forces
engaged. : -
' "The crest of Les Eparges Js a long
spur of 1400 yards with an altitude
of 246 yards, dominating to the -.east
the heights of the Meuse and the im
mense plain of the Woevre. Its sides
are abrupt and slippery and it is sur
rounded by numerous streams. It fre
quently becomes, therefore, a mountain
of mud. The crest is particularly im
portant on account of its situation,
and in connection with the develop
ment of our future operations its cap
ture was indispensable.
Battle Resins In Rain.
"At the beginning of the forward
movement the French were at the vil
lage of Les Eparges. A long and sav
age fight to gain ground followed. The
Germans at one time placed two heavy
batteries on the plains. Several suc
cessful actions finally brought the
French to the point of trying a deci
"This began at 4 o'clock on the aft
ernoon of April 5, with the capture of
the western summit as the object. It
was raining and the fighting began
in a sea of mud.
"In spite of a heavy fire from the
enemy's artillery and the fact that our
infantrymen hardly could lift their
legs out of the mire, the French ad
vanced steadily. After hand-to-hand
fighting, the French installed them
selves everywhere in the German
trenches except to the east, where they
were stopped by aeiral torpedoes, which
sometimes mowed down entire ranks.
German Troopa Fight Well.
"On the sixth the Germans counter
attacked, their troops fighting won
derfully well. The French, who had
been fighting without cessation since
the preceding day, finally stopped, but
resumed the attack the next night,
when they charged with fixed bayo
nets and threw back the enemy.
"On the seventh, covered with mud
and soaked to the skin, but victo
rious, the French realized that since
the fifth tlTeT' had gained 500 yards of
trenches and taken 100 prisoners, in
cluding several officers. The French
now approached their goal, but when
this was near, on the seventh, the en
emy counter-attacked -vith heavy re
inforcements. The French artillery
was waiting for them, however, and
they were mowed down as they de
bouched from their trenches.
"When daylight came the order was
given to finish the task. 'We must
carry the summit" was the word it con
tained. Rain was falling, rifles were
clogged with mud and the use of bay
onets was necessary. By midnight, aft
er most furious fighting, which lasted
uninterruptedly for 15 hours, almost
all the positions belonged to us. al
though the enemy-, still held a small
triangle on one side. Finally at 10 P. M.
on the ninth the entire summit was in
the possession of the French, , and 'Les
Eparges now belongs to us."
STUDENTS DO FIELD WORK
Party of 65 Aggies Off for Santiam
Focst on Ten-Day Trip.
OltEGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallis, April 16. (Special.) Sixty
live students of the school of forestry.
headed by Dean G. W. Peavy, Professor
H. S. Newins and C. J. Conover, left
Corvallis today for the Santiam forest
reserve on the annual trip conducted by
the forestry department of the Oregon
Agricultural College. The party went
by train to Detroit and will "pack" in
from there la miles up the sreitenuusn
Here the party will stay 10 days, dur
ing which time the members will be
engaged in practical work under the
direction of the Federal forest service.
Making timber surveys, cruising and
map-making will be done.
HIGHWAY WORK ORDERED
Road Between Astoria and Westport
- Is to Be Improved.
ASTORIA, Or., April 16. (Special.)
Following a conference with tate
Highway Engineer Cantine and the
County Advisory Board, the County
Court has directed Peterson & John
son, contractors, to proceed with the
improvement of tWe portion of he
Columbia Highway between this city
It is estimated that approximately
175,000 will be required to complete the
clearing and grading and put in the
temporary bridges so that the road
can be used for Summer travel and
that the work can be finished early
H. !Fredericks, of Albany, Dies.
ALBANY", Or., April 16. (Special.)
H. Fredericks, an Albany business man.
died yesterday at the Breitenbush Hot
bprings. where he had been for the
past few weeks for his health. He
was 40 years of age. Mr. Fredericks
was one of the proprietors of the Al
bany Plumbing & Heating Company
of this city, and had been in th
plumbing business here for several
years. He was a member of the Albany
lodges of the ivnights of Pythias and
V oodmen of the World. He is sur
vived by his widow and three sons,
residing in Portland.
North Yakima Awaits Senator Jones
NORTH TAKIMA, Wash., April 16.
(Special.) Senator Wesley L. Jones,
who has been absent fow two years,
will return to his home in North Yak
ima on April 22 from Bethany, 111.,
where he has been visiting his aged
mother since the adjournment of Con
gress. A reception will be given in
the Senator's honor and soon after his
return he will deliver here the first of
a series of stereopticon lectures which
he expects to give in various parts ot
the state during the Summer.
Very Special $3.95
Made of chambray in
plain pink, tan and cadet.
Showing the newest bolero
waist with guimpe effect of
plain white, turn-down col
- lar and turn-back cuffs. Fin
ished at neck with black silk
tie. The bolero trimmed with
white braiding. Skirt has in
verted pleat in the front.
Pretty Neckwear in New
New, effects in sheer Swiss
broidered in many designs, with
os New 2-Pamis Splits, Special at $6.50
SOME VERY NEW WASH FROCKS
with narrow embroidery and pipings and plain-colored
belt. Other models there are. too. showine the
ynew extra wide belts of white poplin with collar and
with inverted pleat in the back.
Children's Wash Hats
ideas in crepe,
pique and dotted
Swiss hats. In
plain pink, blue,
white and flow
ered designs. Poke effects, turn
back brims, scalloped and plain
edges, trimmings of ribbon, flow
ers, forget-me-nots, ribbon ro
settes and bows, button on
Prices 85c, $1.25, $1.50,
$1.75 to $2.25.
Special $1.29, $1.59
idea in a child's
and soisette. In
full - skirt style
with Priscilla col
lar of white hem
stitched lawn, belt
and cuffs. But
toned to waist
with large pearl
buttons. Sizes 2 to 6 years. As
illustrated. Fourth Floor
THAW DECISION -UPHELD
RETl'BX TO MATTBAWAS IS OIl
DERED BY COURT.
Appellate Court Rutins Say. However,
?Tr York Mould Be Rid of
NEW YORK, April 16. Harry Ken
dall Thaw- was today ordered back to
the State Hospital for the Criminal In
sane at Matteawan by the appellate
division of the .New York Supreme
In an opinion concurred in by all the
justices, the court affirmed the denial
by Supreme Court Justice Page of a
motion to return Thaw to the Juris
diction of the State of New Hampshire,
whence he was extradited to stand
trial tor conspiring: to escape from the
Mntleawan asylum, anil ruled that the
original order committins; bim to the
institution was still valid. Plans are
Can be had in black and white checks, plain
navy blue serge or tan covert cloth.
This is one of the newest Norfolk models, hav
ing a yoke and box pleats with patch pockets and
belt. And a smartly plain flare skirt. The jack
ets are peau de cygne lined.
Small women as well as misses will find these
suits very becoming, and at $ 1 2.50 offers a most
unusual occasion for the purchase of a very smart
suit that will do service for all kinds of wear.
$1.50 Middy Blouses
Made with navy flannel collar
in regulation style, with laced
front, long sleeves and trimming
of white braid and stars. .
The newest novelty in middy
blouses, in white or sand color.
Sailor collar with straps of blue
and gold braid, short sleeves,
patch pockets. Cuffs and pock
et match the collar. All sizes. 1 2
to 22. Fourth Floor
75c and 85c Styles
and batiste, daintily em
For Girls 7 to 14
Are Special $1.19
Regular Price $1.50
Of striped and plaid ging
hams, showing the new guimpe
dress in fancy stripes with white
striped dimity guimpe, turn
down collar and cuffs, edged
Qthe Sheet q
In a host 'of different designs,
brightly and artisticallycolored.
Large sheets and with each de
Trimmed Leghorn Hats
Hats that reflect
all that is newest
and best in trimmed
leghorn styles, for
tailored and dress
Models that have
been especially de
signed for the
youthful faces, as
well as for mature
Very Special $3.95
now being formulated to take the case
to the State Court of Appeals.
The order carried with it the pro
vision that Thaw could not be taken
from New York County until nve days
The writ of habeas corpus sworn out
In Thaw's behalf after he was acquit
ted of the charge of conspiracy Is
finally returnable on Monday. At that
time counsel will present arguments
urging that their client be granted
permission to have a Jury determine
his present mental condition.
Should a decision unfavorable to
Thaw be forthcoming 'by Wednesday,
the state will have the right to return
him tofMatteawan forthwith, providing
his counsel shall have not secured a
stay of execution in the order commit
ting him to Matteawan. pending appeal.
The opinion goes on to say that it
may be that the state would well be
rid of so troublesome a guest, but that
Is not a matter of judicial considera
tion. ' x
Youth Killed in Ivosging Camp.
ASTORIA, Or.. April 16. (Special.)
Fridtjof C. Peterson, son of Jlr. and
Mrs. Jens K. Peterson, of this city,
was fatally injured tbs morning: Id the
Athletic Underwear for Summer Service
Offering $1.00 Union Suits
TAILORED OF SOISETTE, NAINSOOK AND
Very Special 69c
These union suits are made in knee length, sleeveless and
with the new closed crotch. Of nainsook, ban-ed and striped
madras and soisette.
In sizes 34 to 48, made to fit any man. Supply all your
Summer needs during this sale.
First Floor, Washington-St. Entrance
Men Can Now Save On Their
Our Standard $5.00 and $4.50 Grades of
Shoes For Mer
Marked for Saturday at the One Price of
Tan willow blucher shoes,
kid lace shoes. All in a full
Also custom English style
straight shape. '
In Sizes From 6 to 17
suits that are as smart as a boy's
and made, and most serviceable.
Of all-wool materials in the newest novelty mix
tures, stripes and plaids. Models with plain box
fronts and patch pockets, inverted pleated backs and
three-piece belts or pleated back and front and
Tants in knickerbocker style. Two pairs pants
with each suit.
Rrwe' 1 35 Sfr-aw Hate CkRn
Mats with high or low crowns and regulation gM i
shape. In white with black or navy bands, com- rr,
binations ot white with gray, brown or navy, also
burnt shades and all white. Sizes to fit boys up
to 14 years.
Boys' 50c Caps 35c
Made of navy blue serge, fancy tweeds, stripes, checks and
mixtures. In brown, grays and tans. All sizes, 6. to 7.
Boys' $2.00 Shirts Very Special $1.48
Newest Spring patterns in fancy shirtings, just like father's.
Made in soft negligee style with and without detachable col
lar, French cuffs. In white with gray, blue and lavender satin
stripes, and novelty stripes. Sizes 1212 10 14 neck measure.
Alheneeds New Combination Boys' Underwear, 59c Suit
Carries the trousers and hose supporters. No separate waist necessary.
Shoulder adjustment for lengthening. Hygienically constructed. Sizes
2 to 9. Fourth Floor
that are most artis
tically trimmed with
very 'attractive rib
of velvet and flow
ers, f 1 o w e rs in
wreaths, c 1 u s ters
and single blos
soms placed in ihe
new fashion around
the crown or brim.
H. B. &. A. lodging camp on Grays
River. The young man was employed
as a woodbucker. and as a large log
was being1 hauled In for him to cut,
hs stepped In front of it and was
struck a terrific blow in the back,
dying soon afterward.
GERMANS MAY LOSE SHIPS
Conribcation ot Vessels Detained to
Replace Sunken Ones Considered.
PARIS. April ltf. M. Leguales le
Mezauban, president of the Britanny
Shipowners' Association, has suggested
that the Minister or Marine replace
each ship belonging to the allies sunk
by a. German submarine by & vessel
of corresponding size from among th
278 German ships detained at French
ports since the beginning of the war.
This. M. de Mez.au ban believes, would
cause German shipowners to do their
utmost to induce Emperor William to
put a Btor to a method of warfare, tbe
cost of which was borne by them.
The proposal of M. de Mezauban has
been taken into consideration by the
French government, but before it can
dull calf button shoes and vici
range of sizes.
of shoes in wide London and
Mens Shoe Shop, Basement
suit can be cut
1 to 5 Years
Plain box style
of white serge
with sailor collar
edged with silk braid and fin
ished with silk ribbon ties. And
a new high-waisted model with
white pique collar and cuffs
edged with lace, and high belt.
White pearl buttons. One model
illustrated. Fourth Floor
THE CANTROP UN
DERWAIST Keeps the child straipfit,
healthy and comfortable. For
-boys and girls. 25c to 50c.
be put Into execution an arrangement
must be reached with the Airil i."li
Hurlntc the trial of om infimouH p'i -ton
I'harleH I&mb remarked prriiveiy that
"should llk to know them to aK the in t-
dinner." "You would not alt -with them?"
anked Talfourd. solemnly. "Ytf. I would
t vi-lt h nvitilr? hut a h-n or a t l!or
The House of Welcome
. Park and Alder StrccU,
In the theater and shopping dis
trict, one block from any car
line. Kates $1.00 per day and
up. With bath, $l.r0 per day
and up. Take our Brown Auto
C. W. Cornelius, President
H. E. Fletcher, Manager
. r -ar .