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THE BIORXING OREGOXIA2T. FRIDAY, APRIL .23, 1915.
PEACE MOVE BEGUN
Retirement From Belgium,
No Annexation Suggested.
RUSSIA NOT CONSIDERED
Durable Settlement Regarded as
More Likely to Result From Deal
ing "With France and England.
" End of War Is Foreseen.
THE HAGUE, via London, April 22.
The Socialists of Germany are making
an earnest effort to seek for a basis on
which the cessation of the war can be
brought about. Dr. Breltscheidt, a
prominent member of the German So
cialist party, is now in Holland con
sulting the Dutch Socialist leaders, with
a view to fretting into communication
with the British and through them with
the French Socialists in an endeavor
to bring- pressure to bear on the vari
It is declared that the German Social
ists are virtually unanimous in favor of
peace and against any annexation of
territory. It is said that although the
Socialist newspapers in Germany are
not permitted, under penalty of suspen
sion, to publish criticisms of the gov
ernment and express skepticism re
garding the results of the war, at a
meeting where only members of the
party were admitted, and from which
the police were absent, free discussion
in favor of peace took place.
Autonomous Province Favored.
The general view of the Socialists, it
Is said, is that Alsace and Lorraine
should belong to neither France nor
Germany, but should be autonomous.
The argument is that If France re
captures the provinces a rankling for
vengeance would be held by a large
part of the population, which, it is
asserted, does not desire to be gov
erned by the French, and that there
fore the situation would be as bad as
It Is reported that the great East
Prussian landowners are trying to treat
for peace with Russia, owing to fears
that their property will suffer, but the
Socialists are said to have expressed
the opinion that the prospects of a dur
able peace are more likely through an
arrangement of terms by Germany
with France and England and by evacu
Neutral Dardanelles A'ot Feasible.
With reference to the Dardanelles, it
Is declared that the German Socialists
believe that it will not be feasible to
internationalize or neutralize the straits
until a United States of Europe has
been formed. They assert that the fu
tility of neutrality already has been
The Socialists of Germany assert that
it will be impossible to starve Ger
many, but express the belief that the
war cannot continue much longer in
consequence of the disastrous effect on
the economic conditions of all the coun
COUNCIL OUSTS MAYOR
WESTPORT EXECUTIVE DEPOSED
AS NON-RKSIDENT OF CITY.
Lone Councilman Who Stand by-Official
Also Loses Place as
ABERDEEN. Wash.. April 22. (Spe
cial.) The City Council of Westport,
16 miles west of here, last night sum
marily deposed I E. Cook from the
office of Mayor and appointed William
Ingram, a former resident and Coun
cilman of Aberdeen, in his stead. The
action against Mayor Cook was taken
because he resides outside the city
limits and it was contended that there
fore he could not hold the Mayor's of
fice. Political feeling is said to be be
hind the affair, together with dissatis
faction in certain quarters over Mr.
Cook's conduct of city affairs.
Coincident with Mayor Cook's retire
ment, Fred D. Hill, Councilman, lost
his place as Police Justice. Mr. Hill
was the only member of the Town
Council to oppose Cook's removal. He
contended that the Council had no au
thority to depose the Mayor, but that
legal proceedings to oust him should
be instituted or that he should be re
called by a vote of the city. He also
urged that a request for the Mayor's
resignation should be made.
The Council voted against him on all
points, and then declared the Mayor's
chair vacant, following this action by
electing: Mr. Ingram.
E. ROGERS GETS LICENSE
Attorney Leaves Trial to Prepare'
for His Weddins.
LOS ANGELES. April 22. Earl Ro
arers left the courtroom, where he was
defending C. E. Sebastian, candidate
for Mayor and suspended chief of po
lice, on a charge of moral misconduct,
long enough today to procure a license
to marry Mise Edna Landers, formerly
of Winnipeg, Canada. The date of the
wedding was not announced.
Miss Landers was the winner sev
eral years ago of a singing trophy of
fered by Earl Grey, tiien GoVernor
General of Canada.
Mr. Rogers was chief counsel for
Clarence Darrow in Darrow's trial for
alleged attempts to bribe witnesses in
the MeNamara case.
A final decree of divorce was granted
several days ago to Rogers' first wife,
Mrs. Belle Rogers.
ASTOR BUYS FLYING BOAT
Craft Is Built for Two and Wife
Probably Will Go Along.
NEW yoRK, April 22. Vincent
Astor has bought a flying boat for his
personal use and probably will make
trial flights in it within the next few
weeks from the Hudson River near his
home, Ferncllff, at Rhinebeclc, N. Y.
The boat is built for two passengers
and it is said that Mrs. Astor intends
making flights wit?i her husband.
WILLIAM THAW. KILLED?
Aviator, Nephew of Harry, Reported
Dead Near Verdun.
PARIS, April 22. A report has been
received here that William Thaw, an
American aviator serving with the
French army, has been killed near Ver
dun. The report has not been con
firmed, however. A postcard dated
April 17, sent by him to a friend.
showed that he was in good health on
William Thaw, 2d, is the son of Mrs.
Benjamin Thaw, of Pittsburg and New
York. He joined the second regiment
of foreign volunteers fighting for
France, soon after the war began, at
about the time he became of age. He
offered to serve either as an engineer
or an aviator, in both of which activ
ities he had had considerable expert
Thaw is a nephew of Harry K. Thaw
and did considerable work as an aviator
In this country before the war. On
one occasion he began a flight at New
Haven, circled the Statue of Liberty
and flew under the four bridges across
the East River. He was appointed to
the French aviation corps in December
and was the first American to be ac
cepted as a pilot In the French serv
ice. Since that time he has seen con
siderable service in the air.
PITTSBURG. April 22. It was said
at the residence of Benjamin Thaw,
father of William Thaw, early today
that no report regarding the death of
Mr. Thaw had been received, and mem
bers of the family were inclined to dis
credit it. Th elder Mr. Thaw returned
from New York last night. It was said
he had not heard anything from his
MRS. STORY IS ELECTED
Balloting: by Delegates of Patriotic
American Women Ends Just
WASHINGTON, April 21. Mrs. Wil
liam Cummin; Story, of New York, was
last night-re-elected president-general
of the Daughters of the American Revo
lution over Mrs. Georgb Thatcher
Guernsey, of Kansas, by a vote of 695
Balloting continued until near mid
night. From early morning the 1203
members of the congress filed through
the polling place, wnere voting ma
chines had been installed. Supporters
of Mrs. Story and Mrs. Guernsey elec
tioneered vigorously until the last mo
ment. The election result was a clean
sweep for the Story ticket. ,
Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood, of Washing
ton, 3D. C, was re-elected chaplain
general without opposition. All other
places were filled with Story candi
dates by large majorities. Those elected
Recording secretary-general, Mrs.
William C. Boyle, Ohio, re-elected;
corresponding secretary-general, Mrs.
Julia C. Burrows of Michigan, re
elected; organizing secretary-general,
Mrs. William A. Smooth, Virginia;
registrar-general. Miss Grace M. Pearce,
Washington, D. C. ; treasurer-general,
Mrs. Joseph E. Ransdell, Louisiana, re
elected; historian-general, Mrs. Williard
s. Augsbury, New York; librarian
general, Mrs. George M. Sternberg,
Washington, D. G, re-elected; editor
of D. A. R. magazine. Miss Natalie S.
Lincoln, Connecticut; vice-presidents-general,
Mrs. Rhett Goode, Alabama;
Mrs. Edmund Moody, Delaware; Mrs.
William H. Smith. West Virvinia: Mrs.
Charles S. Thomas, Colorado; Mrs.
William H. Thompson, Kentucky: Mrs.
John F. Swift, California; Mrs. John
Lee Dinwiddle, Indiana; Mrs. Kent
Hamilton, Ohio; Mrs. Samuel McKnight
Green, Missouri; Mrs. Sheppard W.
A rousing demonstration was given
the successful candidates by the mem
bers of the congress who had sat in
the hall far into the night to await the
announcement of the result.
ALLIES' LANDING REPORTED
Force of 2 0,0-00 French and British
Said to Be Near Dardanelles.
BERLIN, April 22. The Tages Zei-
tung today publishes a special dispatch.
the origin of which, However, Is not
given, saying 20,000 British and French
troops have been landed near Enos, in
European Turkey, on the north side
of the Gulf of Saros. A heavy cannon
ading took place between the Turkish
batteries around Enos and the war
ships of the allies.
WASHINGTON, April 22. Informa
tion has reached some of the embassies
here that the allies are about to rein
force the naval attack on the Darda
nelles forts by a powerful force of
troops gathered largely from India and
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 22, by wire
less to Berlin and London, April 21.
An official report by the War Office
It is now definitely known that six
torpedo-boats attempted to penetrate
the Dardanelles Monday night."
PASTOR'S SON ARRESTED
Clarence Hoy Said to Have Con
fessed to Being "Peeping Tom."
Clarence Hoy, 19-year-old son of the
Rev. Charles Hoy, 114 East Twenty-
eighth street, was arrested Wednesday
nlgnt by Motorcycle Patrolmen Gould
stone and Crane on & charge of peeping
through the window of W. H. Fellow.
1066 East Washington street. The
police say young Hoy has confessed
that he Is the notorious "Peeping Tom
of Sunnyside," who has annoyed that
district for several years.
Hoy first maintained that he Deeked
in the window because he saw two
young persons courting as he Dassed
along the street.
"Peeping Tom of Sunnvside." an h
is called, has been chased rebeatedlv.
Deputy District Attorney Deich leaped
oui or nis window and pursued him
with a revolver on one occasion, but
was unable to get sight of him.
DEGREE 0FH0N0R ELECTS
Women Choose Officers and End
Session With Reports.
The Degree of Honor closed its bi
ennial convention Wednesday at the
Jiiiltnoman Hotel with the election of
officers. The session included reports
from officers and. the installation of
Those elected were: Past grand chief
of honor, Mrs. Maggie Gilchrist; grand
chief of honor. Mrs. Mora Hendricks,
of McMinnville; grand lady of honor,
Mrs. May R. Moorhead, Junction City:
grand chief of ceremonies, Mrs. Millie
Pugh. Salem; grand recorder, Mrs. Mar
garet Becker, Portland; grand treas
urer, Mrs. Ida Moeier, Portland; grand
archer, Mrs. Lizzie Read, Albany; grand
Inner watch, Mrs. Hattle Koepke, Eu
gene; grand outer watch, Mrs. Myrtle
Randall, Lebanon; supreme representa
tive, Mrs. Sadie Moore, Portland.
Four Autos Damaged In Mishaps.
Two automobile accidents were re
ported to the police last night. J. M.
Morrison. Thirteenth and Flanders
streets, drove his automobile into a
machine driven by C. A. Speer, 42S
Flanders street. L. Bogs, a Jitney
driver, collided with a truck at Haw
thorne and Glen avenues. All the ma
chines were damaged.
Everett, Wash., Youth Tells of
Capture and Destruction
by German Warship.
CAPTIVES TREATED KINDLY
Food Not Good, but Kaiser's Men
and Prisoners Fare Alike and
Latter Are Permitted to See
Other Vessels Sunk.
Duane Tweeddale, 19 years old, a
resident of Everett. Wash., who was
on the American bark William P. Frye
when it was captured by the German
auxiliary cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrlch
January 28 off the west coast of South
America, arrived in Portland yester
day as quartermaster on the American-Hawaiian
The Frye was sunk by the German
Tweeddale said that while his ex
perience had been unpleasant at times,
the Germans were kind to their cap
tives. He saw no cruelty on board the
Eitel Friedrich and received the same
kind of food that was given to the
"We sailed from Puget Sound No
vember 6. bound for Queenstown fof
orders," said Tweeddale. "On board
were Captain H. Kienhe. a crew of 31
and the captain's wife and two daugh
ters. Our cargo was wheat.
Germans Offer Pay.
"On the afternoon of January 27 we
were sighted by the Eitel Friedrich,
which was sinking the Russian bark
Isabella when we came along. Cap
tain Theirckens. in command of the
German ship, placed an armed guard
on board our ship and told us that we
would have to dump part of our cargo
overboard, leaving just enough for bal
last. He said that he would pay us 50
cents an hour for working daytime and
75 cents at night.
"The Eitel Friedrich then sighted
the French bark Pierre Lot! and, tak
ing off its' provisions and crew, sank it
about 10 P. M. At 1 o'clock in the
morning of January 28 the German
cruiser returned and said that we
would have to leave the Frye in the
morning, as our ship was to be sunk
at 5 o'clock. We took off provisions
and then lowered the lifeboats contain
ing ourselves and our belongings. The
reason we were told to unload the Frye
was because the Germans wanted to
get dynamite in the hold near the skin
of the ship
"I don't think that they ever had
any intention of paying us for our
work. The Frye was dynamited and
went down at 7:40 A. M.
Ships Caught in Calm.
"The French bark Jacobsen was
sunk by a shot on the saYne aftenoon.
the crew having been removed along
with provisions for them. All these
ships were caught in a calm and had
"We then traveled east and west at
a speed of four knots while looking
for other victims. February 9 the Nor
wegian bark Thallasse, bound for
Sweden, was sighted, but was allowed
to go unharmed, as it was a neutral
ship bound for a neutral port."
The sinking of other vessels was de
scribed in about the same words used
by the German commander on reach
ing Newport News.
"The French mail steamer Florida
was picked up through her location
becoming known by a wireless signal,"
said Tweeddale. "She was dynamited
and almost burned up before sinking.
"Not once did we sight a German
ship of any sort, but the captured ves
sels furnished coal and provisions for
the Eitel Frederick.
"The citizens of neutral nations
were kept aft, while those of . the
enemy were placed forward. I un
derstand that the women and children
from the French mail steamer were
very sick. If there was scurvy on
board or beri berl I didn't see any
Watching of Sinking; Allowed.
"Our food was not very good, but it
was the same as the Germans ate.
Coffee and black bread for breakfast
and in the evening, at noon we got
some kind of a stew and tea.- We had
vegetables when the Germans had
them, and there 'was no cruelty on
"When a ship was sighted we were
ordered below, but if it were the ship
of an enemy we were allowed to re
turn to deck and watch the passen
gers taken off and the vessel sink.
The disagreeable conditions were due
to sleeping in the open in cold weather
as we neared Hampton Roads, and to
the women having to occupy the same
quarters as the men in the forward
part of the ship.
"On the morning of March 10 when
we awakened an officer announced
that we were anchored in Hampton
Roads. Virginia. The entire trip had
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the busiest corner in Portland. Port
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pedestrians and 1125 vehicles pass that
corner in a 10-hour day.
We are easily reached from any quar
ter of the city.
And, with this convenience, goes
obliging service. Each officer of this
bank considers it a part of the day's
work to give depositors just the atten
tion and service they need.
Let us serve you; you will feel at home
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been like a dream and we had passed
by British ships which would have
blown us to atoms had they observed
our passage. The lights of the Eitel
Frederick were always extinguished at
night. We were not even permitted to
light a match. My trip on the Frye
was to gain nautical experience in pre
paring to get a license and I guess that
I had my share."
DR. GAEBELEIN SPEAKS
"THE GREAT JEWISH ftCESTlOS" IS
TOPIC AT WHITE TEMPLE.
Lecturer Declares Race Will Vet Be
One Through Which Others Will Be
Blessed Scripture Quoted.
A large number of Jewish men and
women were among those who heard
Dr. A. C. Gaebelein give his address
Tuesday night in the White Temple,
where he spoke on "The Great Jewish
Question," which was one of the series of
sermons he is giving this week in con
nection with the Bible Conference un
der the auspices of several of the city's
Dr. Gaebelein said that the Jewish
race would yet be the one through
which others would be biessed. It only
remained, he said, "for the Jews to
realize that Christ is the Son of God."
The speaker cited instances of Jews
who had been converted to Christianity
and who had been among the foremoBt
workers for the cause.
The Scriptures were quoted freely In
support of Dr. Gaebelein's convictions.
He said that although God had pre
dicted many sorrows and wanderings
for the Jewish race, he had never said
that these conditions would continue
for all time. The speaker said, "Their
eyes will be opened. They will be
brought home. The Jewish people in
reality gave salvation to the Gentiles.
God wants to provoke the Jew to jeal
ousy. His salvation will yet be given
to the Jew.
"Four hundred years ago the Jews
were driven out of Spain. Today every
thing in Spain is mortgaged to the
Jew. When the great day comes and
the scattered nation shall be received
back, how great will be the fulness
of its riches."
FINES END PUPILS' STRIKE
One Thousand Quit School When
Principal Is Let Out.
YONKERS. N. Y.. April 22. The
strike among the 1000 pupils of public
school No. 20, who refused- to attend
school because William S. Maxon. their
former principal, failed to be reappoint
ed, collapsed today, when 13 of the boy
strikers were fined $2 each by City
Seven of the lads had spent a night
of reflection in Jail and promised today
to go back to school.
Mr. Maxson himself was partly re
sponsible for ending the trouble. He
went among the pupils urging them to
go back to their desks.
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