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THE MORNING OKEGONIAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1915.
VILLA 15 PREPARING
FOR NEW BATTLE
Crucial Test of War to Come in
Supreme Effort in
CARRANZA PRESSING ON
AYnthin?toii Guards Military Secrets,
but Understands lHsorganlzcd
Forces of Villa Still Aro
WASHINGTON, April 22. Consular
dispatches received by the Washington
Government from various points in
Mexico indicate that, while tempora
rily disorganized by the defeat sus
tained at Celaya. General Villa and his
. forces have by no means been removed
as a xorimaaoie xacior in Mexico s civil
Officials at the State Department are
guarding closely the reports received
from Consuls In the territory occupied
by General Villa, as it is not desired
to give out military information, but
it is known that plans for another bat-
' commander, are proceeding rapidly.
Villa In Need of Supplies.
Villa's chief difficulty, it was learned
; officially. Is his lack of ammunition
and until he replenishes his supply he
; probably will not risk another engage
ment. When he met Obregon at Celaya
Villa had sent forces to attack Mata
moros, Neuvo Laredo, Tampico and
West Coast towns, greatly depleting
his main forces. Indications now are
that be intends to concentrate all these
forces la Central Mexico for another
j supreme effort against Obregon.
Coanter-Re-volntlona Are Ramorrd.
The Car ran za forces are reported to
fee. well supplied with ammunition and
pressing the Villa army closely north
of Irapuato. Carranza officials here
say the Villa movement has received
n. crushing blow, from which it never
In the meantime many rumors of
counter-revolutionary measures have
been current, though they are not cred
ited by the United States Government.
Many sympathizers of Huerta have
been in Washington, but most of them
deny that Huerta intends to take the
field again. Manuel Calero, ex-Ambassador
to Washington under the Ma
de ro administration, visited the Ar
gentine and Chilean Ambassadors to
day, discussing the Mexican situation
In general. It was said his visit was
BRIBE PUT BEFORE FOES
(Continued From First Pafie.)
livered to the men by children, so that
the soldiers would not be shot.
However that may bo, here is one of
the answers that a Russian soldier fas
tened to tho tree last night and that
a German soldier found this morning:
"Do you think a Russian soldier
would sell his gun to Germany for 10
rubles? No! Aud you tell us the Ger
mans are in Warsaw. We know that.
. They aro there as prisoners. By the
way, have you heard that the Russians
have taken a whole Turkish army
Both sides are said so the prisoners
report to do much chuckling over the
letters and to like both the composing
and the receiving of them. And the
gist of the matter would seem to be
that under all circumstances man is a
conversational animal and must trade
talk with somebody.
Over in the Russian custom-house
beyond the tracks lay the Russian sick
and wounded prisoners. They were
drowsing in a state of perfect content.
One could fairly suspect that they were
glad they had been captured.
Russians Try Cold as Ally.
Among" the German sick in the custom-house
there was much excitement
over the fact that the bathroom was
being restored and new sashes and
class being put in the windows. One
of the Russian specialties is to destroy
windows sash, glass and all when
they evacuate a town. They have not
Xorgotten that they froze out Napoleon.
In a corner of one of the rooms was
a big pile of straw that did not look
fresh, and some of us wondered why
It had not been thrown out.
"O, that's as good as new," an of
ficer said. "It's been put through an
apparatus that disinfects and dries it
It may not look as fresh as It did once,
but it's perfectly clean and good. We
muin't waste anything."'
Nor do they. That is why soldiers
are sent back to skin the column horses
that fall dead and why the cattle
slaughtered in camp are skinned. Thou
aands of tons of hides are thereby
saved for a people who may soon be
running short of leather.
SpUled Hone Peed Saved.
But In front of my quarters the other
day I saw a bit of Russian saving that
could set even the Germans an ex
ample, A couple of column horses had been
having their dinner under the windows
and had shaken some grain from the
nose bags. An old peasant was gather
ing up the grain, scraping it into little
piles with the edge of his hand and
then scooping the piles Into his coat
pocket. I daresay he missed not one
grain, and he was the best part of half
an hour at his work.
That was pitiful that old man bent
double in the muddy road for a handful
of grain, but more pitiful than that
was the saving going on in one of the
long, cold f reighthouses the other day.
Four soldiers were picking over two
piles of liebesgaben that had been
sent into Russia at Christmas time
and that after weeks of travel hither
and yon in the field post wagons have
been returned here as not deliverable.
There were bojees of sweetmeats tied
with gay ribbons and packages of
tea and chocolate and bundles of knit
ted garments, tippets and dainty little
sets of shaving soap and tooth pow
der and toilet water all the packages
legibly addressed, though some of the
bundles had burst open.
Sired meats Are Sought.
The soldiers were sorting the pack
ages of sweetmeats from the packages
of wearing apparel preparatory to dis
tributing these Christmas liebesgaben
to living men, since it was no use
sending the gifts back to Germany.
For you must understand that all
these packages and I suppose each
pile was at least ten feet long and four
feet high were intended for men who
are now dead; no finding them any
more, no placing In their hands the
Christmas gifts of love.
On of ray host's at my Mlawa quar
ters is young Dr. Julius Meler-Graefe,
art critic in Berlin la civil life, at
present Lieutenant in the ambulance
corps. He loves Paris and does not
relish making war against the French,
and often gets orders at 10 o'clock at
night which keep him out on the roads
till dawn searching for parties of
wounded who are reported to have
lost their way, or perhaps to have been
captured by the Russians.
Anyway, they have not come In at
the hour they were expected, and it is
the doctor of philosophy and critic's
business to find out why.
C'hrotno of C r. rt' o r n.
A chromo of the Czar that hangs in
a room, now converted into a store
room, of one of the corridors of this
big white government building has
been defaced half the face torn away
and the strip lying on the floor. This
is the only evidence of a wanton act
I have seen In all my days with the
As to the rest, the discipline of mil
itary life appears to be strictly main
tained. One falls asleep to the cease
less tramp of sentries in the dark
street and one occasionally wakes to
the snores of the six soldiers In the
next room or the sighs of the art
crKic when he is routed out of his
warm bed at 2 In the morning to look
for the wounded.
The chief physician -n charge of the
long lazaret train whicli is standing in
the freight yards at Mlawa was dis
tressed when I came down to see his
train. For his is not one of the new
model hospital trains, but a moving
lazaret, constructed from old passen
ger cars, and so lacking' any of the
devices for comfort and sanitation
which all the new cars have.
Cold Causes Illness.
Followed by three or four Lutheran
pastors who had come to chat with the
sick and wounded, he led us through
a train of 25 cars, comprising kitchens.
storerooms, operating-rooms, dormito
ries and bathrooms.
Only about one-third of this doctor's
invalids were wounded, partly because
there has been no close fighting in the
last few days and partly because the
atrocious weather and the exposure In
the trenches has brought down the
other two-thirds with pneumonia, In
fluenza or lumbago.
The doctor is monarch on the train
and has the right to stop it anywhere
whenever he thinks an operation is
necessary. As to food, his patients are
faring a good sight better than the
General is up at headquarters, where
the etiquette comes from, but where
the meals are Spartan.
In one car big cauldrons of soup
were bubbling. Everybody sniffed ap
preciatively as he passed them, but
everybody, Including the clergyman,
lied heroically and said he didn't care
for any when the hospitable German
lady who was seasoning the soup gave
On duty all through the train were
the usual pink young doctors and the
usual gruff old doctors and the usual
Baronesses and Countesses, who were
as proud of their lazaret kitchens as
they are of their castles.
COLORADO JURY READY
MINIS MURDER TESTIMONY MAY
BE GIVEN TODAY.
Prosecutor of John R. Liwion, Labor
Leader, Expected to Ask Death.
Penalty tf Man Is Convicted.
TRINIDAD, Colo., April 22. With the
jury completed, the trial of John R.
Lawson, international executive board
member of the United Mineworkers of
America, charged with murder in one
of the battles of the recent strike of
coal miners, was adjourned late today.
Opening statements are to be made to
morrow and the taking of testimony
probably will begin.
The Jury consists of: J. O. Rose
brough, farmer; E. M. Forbes, farmer;
Grover Hall, omnibus driver; T. P.
Brown, liveryman; Lloyd Bloom, ranch
employe; B. F. Patterson, garage
owner; Homer Canterbury, farmer;
William Orth. garage owner John
Richards, broncho buster; W. W. Will
son, traveling salesman; C. Spurgeon
Herring, garage employe; Minor Dug
Lawson is charged with the murder
of John Nlmmo, a mine guard, who was
killed in a strikers" battle near Ludlow
on October 25, 1913, shortly before the
state militia was ordered into the
Southern Colorado strike district.
Attorney-General Farrar, of Colorado,
is in charge of the prosecution. He is
assisted by Norton Montgomery and
Frank West, of the state legal depart
ment. Lawson is defended by Horace
N. Hawkins, general counsel of the
United Mineworkers of America; Ed
ward P. Costigan, Fred W. Clark and
O. P. Dasher.
Questions put to the talesmen by
counsel for the state Indicated that the
prosecution would demand the death
penalty in case the labor leader should
be convicted. Under Colorado laws a
Jury returning' a first-degree murder
determines whether the penalty shall
be death or life Imprisonment.
LABORERS ARE WARNED
ALASKA OFFERS NO CAUSE FOR
RUSH TO TERRITORY.
Little Work Will Be Done Durinar Coining-
Summer and Prevention of Stam
pede Is Urged hy Commission.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash.,
April 22 Further warning against a
rush to Alaska, on account of the early
construction of the Seward-Fairbanks
railroad, is contained in a letter ad
dressed to Senator Jones by Chairman
Edes, in which the chairman says:
"I learn from the papers that there
is likely to be quite a stampede of
laboring men to Alaska, seeking work
on the new Government railroad. We
feel that this should be prevented as
much as possible. Our operations there
this Summer will only require' a few
hundred men, and we are informed that
there is quite . supply there already.
"The lure of a new country and the
prospect of somewhat higher wages al
ways attracts a lot of people. It would
be a great detriment to Alaska and
would also damage our prospects - of
getting labor in the future if a lot
of men should go there this year and,
not finding work, should be stranded
without means to get away. Not find
ing work on the railroad a poor man
would hardly know which way to turn,
"Can you kindly use your influence,
through your commercial bodies and
otherwise, to prevent this condition of
France, Needs Copper Sulphate.
PARIS, April 4 (Correspondence of
the Associated Press.) The supply of
sulphate of copper, of which there is
an enormous consumption in the wine
growing districts of France, is run
ning low. In order to prevent the
cornering of the stocks on hand and
exorbitant prices by speculation, the
government has appealed to Great
Britain to rescind in favor of France
its prohibition of the exportation of
this product from the kingdom.
logs Crash Man to Death.
KUGENE, Or., April 22. (Special.)
J. E. Pettlt. a single man 25 years
old. was killed today at the Jowler
Lumber Company mill on the Willamette-Pacific,
four mles from Walton,
whenjie was caught between two logs.
A Great Sale of
Forty Shapes in Black and Colors
At a Price Heretofore Unknown
$2.00 and $2.45
WE WILL TRIM THESE HATS WITHOUT CHARGE IF YOU PURCHASE
YOUR TRIMMING HERE
n Economy Basement
75c to $1.25 Laces
18-inch allover laces, 12-inch shad
ow lace flouncings, 3 to 8-inch Ori
ental laces, Venise bands and edges,
black and white chantilly and camisole
laces, for waists, collars and trimmings.
NO PHONE OR MAIL ORDERS FOR ECONOMY
Wizard Mops and Polish At
75c Wizard Polish Mop 43c
$1.00 Wizard Polish Mop 68c
$1.50 Wizard Polish Mop 98c
25c Wizard Polish 18c
50c Wizard Polish 39c
$1.00 Wizard Polish 84c
8-Inch Covered Casseroles
Of brown fireproof earthenware,
yiS) white porcelain lined. With heavy
nickel-plated brass frames ana riv
Economy Sale $1.38
Slightly Mussed Lingerie and Voile QQ,
$1.25 and $1.50 Waists, Friday for Oi7C
Genuine Crex Grass Rugs
36x1 8-inch rugs 43c I 48x24-inch rugs ..... ,73c
54x27 -inch rugs . . . . 97c 60x30:inch rugs . .'. .$1.09
These rugs are made with stencil borders, in colors of brown, tan and
green. Specially suitable for Summer cottages, porches and bungalows.
Colonial Rag Rugs
50c rugs 36x18 inches, 37c I $1.00 rugs, 54x27 ins., 79c
$1.50 rugs, 60x30 ins., 95c $1.75 rugs, 72x36 ins. $1.39
Firmly made rugs that will wash perfectly. In hit-and-miss patterns,
with fancy borders, in all desirable colors.- Basement
Great Sale of Women's
$1.00, 85c UNION SUITS 69c
Elastic form-fitting. Made of fine
lisle thread, with band or beaded top.
' 35c UNION SUITS, 29c
Summer weight, low neck, tight or
lace-trimmed knee. All sizes.
WOMEN'S VESTS, 12V2c
Gauze vests for Summer wear.
Swiss-ribbed, low-neck, sleeveless style,
cut full and long.
25c WOMEN'S VESTS; 17c
Special, Three for 50c
Crochet top, in new pattern. Fine
ribbed, low neck, sleeveless. All sizes.
Great Offer of Men's
Shirts On Sale Friday 3C
Men's work shirts, for one day only, at this price. Think
of it a full-cut shirt of Amosky chambray, made with soft
collar and soft cuffs. In sizes 14 to I7J2- A limit to pur
chases and no phone orders.
Men's Socks 5c? Yes! Special!
They are surprisingly good socks. Splendid cotton hose, seamless, in
blue, brown and mottled effects. All sizes.
Men's Cambric Handkerchiefs 5 c
Full size, soft finished and hemstitched.
Men's 25c Hose, Sale 17c or 3 for 50c
Silk fiber hose, in tans, black, grays, navy. Made with lisle tops.
lisle soles and reinforced. Sizes 9J2 to t 1 J7. Basement
25c and 35c Curtain Nets and Scrims 19c
1000 yards of fancy curtain materials, in nets and bordered scrims,
40 inches wide, in white, cream and Arabian colors. Excellent quality
Silk Remnants 1-2 to 1-3 Off
All the latest Spring silks, including crepe de chine, messaline, taffeta,
pongee, foulard, and a large assortment of fancy silks, for waists, dresses
and suits, in pieces ranging from 1 to 10 yards in length. Silks that
sell regularly in our own stocks at from 85c to $3.00 the yard.
Friday, from one-third to one-half off.
Ribbon Remnants 15c a Length
Taffeta, satin taffeta, velvet and faille ribbon, in widths from narrow
baby ribbon to the widest sash ribbon, in all the most popular Spring
shades, for millinery and all kinds of trimming purposes. Sold reg
ularly at 25c to 50c a yard.
WOMEN'S HOSE FOR 10c
In black only, made of soft cotton
yarn, fast color, seamless and rein
forced for wear. -25c
SILK FIBER HOSE, 18c
or Three Pairs for 50c
Hose with silk fiber foot and cotton
tops, in seamless style. In black only.
Mill runs, slightly imperfect.
25c WOMEN'S HOSIERY, 17c
Special, Three for 50c
Of fine lisle, in white or black.
seamless, extra reinforced. In a good
Children's ' Wonder Hose, 17c
Special, Three for 50c
Extra durable ribbed stockings, fully
reinforced, absolutely fast black. A
very serviceable hose for boys or girls.
Sizes ty2 to 92.
50c Coverall Aprons Economy 39c
-Full size and length. Made of percale in light and dark checks,
stripes, dots and figures. Round neck, kimono sleeves, belled back and
pocket. Finished with white bias pipings. Basement
Muslin Underwear Sales
40c Corset Covers 29c
Of fine muslin, trimmed with
lace, embroidery, headings, rib
bons. 75 c Muslin Gowns 59c
Slip-over and open-front style,
kimono or long sleeves. Yokes of
tucks and embroidery, torchon lace
and ribbon. Some of lavender
25c Women's Drawers, 19c
35c Women's Drawers, 29c
Of good quality muslin, open or
closed style. At 1 9c, finished with
hemstitched and tucked ruffle. At
29c, in knicker style, with embroi
dery edging and ribbon.
75c Envelope Chemise, 59c
Of fine longcloth, lace edge and
beading trimming around neck,
Armholes and bottom to match.
$1.25 Boys' Wash Suits 89c
Middy and Oliver suits, of linene and percale, in plain colors, some
trimmed with striped or plain white collars and cuffs. Sizes 3 to 8
years. " Basement
A Moth-Proof Bag 10c
A new bag which is air-tight, pre
vents wrinkling and is dustproof. Pro
tects your wraps, suits, blankets, robes
from moth, dust and soot.
25c to 50c Attractive Neckwear Sale 19c
50c to $1.25 Novelty Neckwear for 39c
Flat collars, standway pleated back collars, side frills
and guimpes, at economy price, 19c.
Crepe de chine flat collars, fichus, guimpes, vestees, collar and cuff
sets of organdie and lace, flat collars, hand embroidered, with jabot
attached, in the special lot at 39c. Basement
TURKS' ROUT COMPLETE
ARAfe TURNCOATS HARASS FUGI
TIVES ON PERSIAN GULF.
,Thr Days' Casualties Kstlmated at
6000 and Motorcars and W'aaroas
Are Abandoned la Flight.
LONDON. April 22. The following
official communication was Issued to
night: "The latest telegrams from the
Persian Gulf show that the defeat of
the .Turks at Shalb was even more
complete than had been reported. Not
only have they abandoned their motor,
cars and guns and ammunition wagons,
but independent reports show that their
retirement has been a rout, molested by
turncoat Arab tribesmen. There are
persistent rumors of the suicide of
Sullman Askerib, the Turkish commander-in-chief.
"It is estimated that the enemy's
casualties from April 12 to 15 reached
6000. The Turks in this direc
tion are all now north of Khamsieh,
which Is more than 90 miles from
GERMANS SHELL TRAWLER
Crew Charges Submarine Fired on
' Lifeboat Also.
ABERDEEN, via London. April. 22.
The trawler Fuschla arrived here today
with the crew of the trawler Envoy
and reported that the Envoy had been
shelled by a German submarine last
night off the East Coast. The men
on tho Envoy left their ship In a small
boat, which they say, also was shelled
by the submarine. No one was in
jured. The Envoy's crew drifted about In
the small boat for two hours before
being- picked up. It has not been es
tablished whether the Envoy was
COUNCIL YIELDS IN PAVING
Oregon City Body Reverses Self and
Grants Type Asked. .
OREGON CITT, Or.. April 22. (Spe
cial.) Reversing the stand of only a
week ago, the Council last night took
the first step in accepting the recom
mendations of a committee of 11 prop
erty owners concerning the Improve
ment of Main street and in postponing
the resolution calling for an El Oso
At a special meeting a week ago,
the Council ignored the report of the
committee of 11, which recommended
Worswick asphalt and adopted a reso
lution calling for an El Oso Improve
ment. A petition showed that about
two-thirds of the taxpayers along the
street approved the recommendations of
the committee of 11.. The drugstore
liquor ordinance, which was one of the
pre-election pledges of Mayor Jones,
was introduced and passed its first
reading. It prohibits drugstores from
handling intoxicating liquors, even as
Full Course of Personal or Class Instruction.
Affiliated With the
GILBERT MURRAY SCHOOL
OF MUSIC AND ACTING.
Spring and Summer Classes Now Forming.
All Graduates Coached Free Until Position Is Secured.
in Laboratory Work, Operating, Acting, Music, Elocution.
Big Outside Sudio Covering Entire Block.
SPECIAL LOW TUITION RATES TO BEGINNERS.
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