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TTTE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, ArRII 28, 1915.
DOUBLE DEALING III
STRIKE IS SHOWN
fitness, Seeking Pay From
Both Sides, Says Lawson
DETECTIVES ARE ON STAND
Tnion Official Declared to Have
1 Been Telling Men to "Shoot to
V. Kill" "While Telephoning Got.
5 ernor Control AVas lost.
TRINIDAD. Colo., April 27. Direct
and cross-examination of 'Witness for
the prosecution was continued today
and at a night session of the District
Court in the trial of John R. Lawson,
international executive board member
W the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, charged with the murder of John
.Immo, a mine gruard.
A witness who save his name as fit
urphy, alias J. R, Petty, testified that
the time Lawson was telephoning;
the Governor that he could not con
1 the strikers, he was telling: the
n to gro out and figrht. The witness
ore further that he was employed
the United Mine Workers of Amer-
fL in 1913 to distribute arms to strlk-
gr co 8.1 miners wno were oraerea iu
hoot and shoot to kill.
Wltseu Kmplojrd by Both Sides.
Murphy's testimony in the main cor-
bboratod that given yesterday by
liarles Snyder. Snyder was on the
And strain the greater part of the day.
testified on cross-examination that
was at present employed "indirect-
H by a private detective ajrency.
Snyder said further that he was re
iving $75 a month through A. C.
tits, that he was in the employ of the
Jjno Owners' Association at a time
union; that he was hired by the mine
owners to assist in the prosecution of
Lawson, and that he himself was under
bond charged with the murder of
-Ntmmo and other alleged crimes. The
Valine Owners Association, he said, was
composed of the Victor-American f uel
Company, the Colorado Fuel & Iron
(Company, the Rocky Mountain Fuel
Company and the Natloral Fuel Com
Auto Loaded With Ammunition
Following? the cross-examination of
Snyder the state called Pat Murphy.
He testified that he had been employed
y the United Mine Workers to serve
s a secret agent and bodyguard.
After relating numerous alleged
enta in the early days of the recent
rike. he testified that on October' 25,
13, the day Nlmmo was killed, he
nt with Charles bnyder to Ludlow
an automobile loaded with ammunl-
n. His story of his alleged meeting
th Lawson on the battlefield was in
e main similar to that of Snyder.
In a lengthy cross-examination Hor
e H. Hawkins sought to make the
itness admit that he was employed by
detective agency. Murphy said hia
icome was received by mail and that
did not know who sent him the
WOMEN SPIES SUSPECTED
isritain Explains Why Attendance at
The Hagme Is Discouraged. ,
LONDON, April 27. No fewer than
0 British women applied for permits
attend the peace congress at The
ague, but at the behest of the For
gn Office the list was weeded out
a maximum of 24. Even these are
iU in England.
Reginald McKenna, the Home Secre-
kry, questioned on this subject today
me tiousa oi uommona, saia me
orelgn Office considered it altogether
bideulrable that so many women as
f-lglnally contemplated should attend
conference near the seat of war,
here agents of Great Britain's ene
ies were active in endeavoring to
rocure fragments of intelligence con-
rning the movements of British
oops and warships.
I The Home Secretary repudiated the
iiggestion that these delegations of
jfritlsh women had in any sense an
eminent has all along acquiesced in
sales by the railroad, company at prices
greater than J2.60 an acre. From 1879
to 1893 the Oregon & California
Railroad made semi-annual reports to
the Railroad Commissioner in the In
terior Department, he said, each report
showing it had sold lands for more
than $2.50 and giving the maximum
price asked and received during each
six months' period. These reports were
submitted to the Secretary of the In
terior and by him to the President, who
sent them to Congress, where they were
referred to the House and Senate com
mittees on public lands. Thus, he said,
the executive and legislative branches
of the Government had full and re
peated official information that the
railroad company was selling its lands
for more than the 'price stipulated in
the act of 1869, and that no branch of
the Government had questioned these
sales until the ' present suit was au
thorized and Instituted.
Having for 24 years acquiesced In
these sales, Mr. Spooner argued that
the Government was now estopped from
attempting to have the grant forfeited
for breach of conditions.
GAS VICTIMS RESCUED
AMERICANS TREAT ASPHYXIATED
WORE SURGEONS WILL GO
fbirty From Philadelphia Are Ex
pected to Care for 1000 Wounded.
LONDON. April 27. William Potter,
president of Jefferson Medical Colege,
'hlladelphla, visited Walter H. Page,
he American Ambassador, today con
erning a project to place a unit of 30
'hlladelphla physicians and surgeons
n a hospital in France to care for
OAO wounded men.
Dr. Potter had been in conference
iith Dr. William Osier in the same
Innnection. He leaves here for France
morrow, and personally will make
ii examination of possible situations
r the new installation.
The unit probably will be made up
ostly of graduates of Jefferson Med
Dr. Osier has appealed to Columbia,
larvard and Johns Hopkins University
r similar units.
URGLARS STRIP THEATER
nly Walls, Floor and Ceiling Are
Ieft in Los Angeles House.
LOS ANGELES, April 27. Police are
irchlng today for burglars who
Ited a motion picture theater in a
-idence district and left only the
ir walls and tne celling. They took
chairs, the picture screen, the pro-
cting machine, ventilating fans.
rpets, rugs and fixtures, leaving only
e floor and the atmosphere.
No one in- the neighborhood saw the
:rglars at work, although their
under must have filled two motor
WND PRICE ABOVE TERMS
? f Continued From Hirst Pi.
n the contention that the unsold por-
ion of the grant is not suitable for
abitation, being heavily timbered and
ough, and said that such lands as were
dapted to agriculture had all been
old in strict conformity with the set
ters clause. He said the lands which
iad been sold in larger tracts than 160
icres and for more than $2.60 an acre
v ere valuable timber lands, not suited
The present clamor for the lands.
Id Mr. Spooner, came from speculators
ho desired title, not for homes, but
order to sell out at a profit to big
Imber companies that want the timber.
Mr. Spooner also said that the Gov-
Itew Oena Weapon Contracts Bran
chial Tabes and Swells Eyes; Many
Escaping: Are Shot,
PARIS, April 27. Thirty-one French
soldiers who were shot as they were
leaving trenches near
Germans attacked them with asphyx
iating gases were brought today to the
American ambulance hospital. In addi
tion to wounds, they are suffering from
inflamed bronchial tubes and their eyes
are swollen from the poisonous fumes.
These men say that as soon as they
the Germans they suffered acutely, their
cjra Mingins ana tneir throats con
Some Of thA Fp-lirh cnlni,,, -
unconscious almost immediately. Others,
otnrwciy conscious, acted on instinct
and, crawling out of the trenches, stag-
koicu away irom tnem.
toimreung trenches were so
choked with fugitives who had fallen
Unconscious that mnnv mldl...
compelled to climb out and make their
way toward tne rear over the open
As SOOn Oil the n-rmnii, 1 j
that the French were leaving their
trenches overground they opened up an
intense rifle and machine gun fire along
that portion of the front, which is about
three miles in extent. It was this Are
which caught the wounded brought to
c iunmn nospitai, they having been
picked up by French troops held in reserve.
What are your
years? No matter
you'll only be as old
as you look in one of
these new Stein-Blochs
I've never seen a nobbier
lot of patterns in suit fab
rics the tailoring is sim
Prices range up to $35. I want you
to see, however, what stylish Suits
$20 and $25 will buy.
Observe the Hats? One's a
Durilap "Five"; the other a
MORRISON, AT FOURTH.
WAR CHIEFS IN DANGER
BOMB FOUND IX TURKISH MIN
One Faction In Constantinople Said to
Knvor Separate Peace Unless Ger
many Saves Dardanelles.
PARIS, April 27. A powerful clock
work bomb was hidden yesterday in
the Ministry or War at Constantinople,
according to a rilnnttfoh i
. ii uiu oaivoiKI.
It was timed to explode at an hour
council would be in session.
The meetings of this body are attended
z ' ci a iona, minister of War;
Field Marshal von der Goltz and Gen
eral Liman von Sanders.
An investigation Is said to have dis
closed that f ho Kw .
- - " wa piacea in
the room by a sweep, who had come
to clean the chimney and who then dis
appeared. Several minor officials con
nected with the Ministry of War have
been arrested on suspicion of being his
accomplices. The police believe the
nlnt nroa iH..n,.J i . . .
z, , 6to3i tne xoung
Turks and the Germans.
Members of the committee of Union
; . . ' to nave decided
at a meeting, to which no Germans
, --....j.vdv., i nanere to a "wait
ing policy, but to favor the conclu
sion of a separate peace with the al
lies if Germany failed to provide as
sistance sufficient to repulse an at
tack on the Dardanelles.
FIRST CONTRIBUTION FOR METHO
DIST PASTORS ANNOUNCED. !
Many Ministers of Other Denominations
Attend National Convention In
Campaign for 910,000,000.
CHICAGO, April 27. Methodist min
isters from all over the country, joined
by many of other denominations in
terested in the movement to pension
preachers who have given their lives
to expounding the gospel, today held
three sessions of their "National con
vention in the interest of the $10,000.
000 campaign for the retired ministers
and conference claimants, Methodist
Episcopal Church, under the auspices
of the board of conference claimants."
Among the speakers today were
George W. Dixon, of Chicago, who an
nounced a girt or siuuo from his fath
er, Arthur Dixon, father to the move
ment; Dr. J. B. Hingeley, correspond
ing secretary of the board of confer
ence claimants; W. P. Turner, secre
tary of the pension board of the Chi
cago & Northwestern Railroad, and Dr.
U. G. Humphrey, financial secretary
of the West Ohio conference claimants'
Mr. Turner alluded to his pension
system as a sort of "deferred dividend""
to faithful employes.
MISSING FRENCH FIGHT FOE
Corps Reported From Berlin as Lost
Later Defeats Germans.
PARIS, April 26. "The German press,
basing its assertions on so-called losses
of the French army," says a semi-official
communication Issued tonight,
"says that during the Winter 36,000
Frenchmen, which is the strength of an
army corps, were put out of action in
a single sector of the Argonne. It was
said also that a second French army
corps, which defended this part of
the front, had disappeared after being
almost entirely annihilated.
"It is true that this second army
corps at the end of the Winter was
withdrawn from the Argonne, but the
Germans faced it in Champagne, and
to this corps is due a 'large part of
the credit for the French success on
the Perthes-Beausejour front."
Olga Petrova "Heart of a Painted
Woman." National Theater, starting
HIGHER FREIGHT 01
Railway Earnings on Traffic
Declared Greater Now Than
PACKERS MAKE OBJECTION
Carriers Declared Not to Have
Made Consistent Effort to Fut
Proposed Rate Increases on
CHICAGO, April 27. The general
contention that the Western railroads
are now receiving returns amply ade
quate on transportation of packing
house products and fresh meats was
advanced today at the Western freight
rates hearing before W. M. Daniels, In
terstate Commerce Commissioner, by
W. W. Manker. assistant traffic man
ager of Armour & Co.
"Present earnings on the traffic in
packing house products and fresh meats
from South Omaha and Chicago are now
paying a much greater revenue per ton
mile than the average of all .commod
ities," said Mr. Manker. "The present
rate yields 9.7 mills and the proposed
rate 11 mills per ton mile."
Advance Costly to Armour.
The proposed freight advance on the
commodities in which the packers aro
interested is 3 cents a hundred
Mr. Manker testified that the pro
posed advances in freight rates would
cost Armour & Co. $13,801.95 a year on
the traffic from South Omaha to Chi
cago alone and that on all traffic the
proposed advances would cost the com
pany $416,784.78 a year.
W. V. Hardie, of Oklahoma City, rep
resenting the Oklahoma City Chamber
of Commerce, objected to the advance
in rates on hides on the ground of in
equalities which he declared existed in
both the present and proposed rates.
"The rates now and the proposed in
creases in freight charges," he said,
"discriminate against Oklahoma City."
He also insisted that if the freight
rates on packing house products were
advanced, hides should be undisturbed.
Discrimination la Cfaarsred.
The objections of the Cudahy Pack
ing Company were presented by C. O.
Cornwell, assistant traffic manager. He
complained of the proposed advances as
disturbing established trade relations
and compared the freight rates on
packing house products and fresh meats
between groups of cities.
"The proposed rates exceed the fifth
class rates in many instances," he said,
and there is no defense for a com
modity rate which is higher than the
-"I believe the carriers have not made
a consistent effort to assess the pro
posed increase in rates on -"an equitable
On cross-examintion the witness
said: ''Discrimination which now ex
ists will not be removed by the pro
Pacific "TJ" Lays Conference Plans.
PACIFIC UNIVERSITT, Forest Grove.
Or., April 27. (Special.) Pacific Uni
versity is planning to send a large dele
gation of the Toung Men's Christian
Association Summer conference at Sea-
beck, Wash. Gale Seaman, student
secretary for the Pacific Coast, ad
dressed the meeting at chapel yester
day and passed a large part of the
SHE DARKENED HER GRAY
A Kansas City Lady Darkened Her
Gray Hair and Stimulated Its
Growth by a Simple
She Tells How She Did It.
A well-known resident of Kansas
City, Mo., who darkened her gray hair
by a simple home process, made the
following statement: Any lady or gen
tleman can darken their gray or faded
hair, stimulate its growth and make It
soft and glossy with this simple recipe.
which, they can mix at borne: To halt
pint of water add 1 ox. of bay rum, 1
small box of Barbo Compound and Vt,
oz. of glycerine. These ingredients can
be purchased at any drug Btore at very
little cost. Apply to the hair every
other day until the gray hair is dark
ened sufficiently, then every two weeks.
This mixture relieves scalp troubles and
is excellent for dandruff and falling
hair. It does not stain the scalp, is not
sticky nor greasy and does not rub off.
It will make a gray-haired person look
10 to 20 years younger." Adv.
day in conference with the men of the
University. At noon a luncheon was
held with more than 40 men present
and short talks were given by Mr. Sea
man and President Bushnell. At least
16 men will attend the conference this
ORIENT LACKS SHIPPING
Merchandise Accumulates in Quan
tities in Various Ports.
SAN TRANCISCO, April 27. Fred
erick Wincker, ex-Governor of one of
the small groups of islands in the
Caroline Islands, captured by the Jap
anese several months ago, arrived to
day with 12 Germans deported from
Japan. All had been interned. Sev
eral were officers of enemy vessels de
tained in Japanese ports.
They arrived on the steamer China,
whoso officers reported unsatisfactory
shipping conditions in the Orient be
cause of the lack of vessels. They
said merchandise was piled in great
quantities in many ports.
Among the China's passengers was
William Sidney, a wireless operator,
who said he had been employed for
several months at Vladivostok. He said
the city was a provision depot, stored
with immense quantities of foodstuffs
purchased principally from Japan.
When he left, he sUd, 100,000 Russian
troops were quartered there, awaiting
the breaking of the Winter. Snow was
three feet deep and the temperature
continuously below zero, he said.
CUSTOMS MEN GO TO JAIL
Ex-Inspectors Begin Sentences Pol
lowing Receipt of Mandate.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 27. Five
former customs inspectors and one
Chinese were ordered to Jail today to
begin sentences imposed in a writ of
mandate Issued. by the United States
Supreme Court. The men were con
victed March 31 of conspiracy in con
nection with systematic smuggling of
opium. Their appeal to the Supreme
Court was denied recently.
The convicted men and the sen
tences they must serve in the Alameda
County Jail are: G. B. Balk, eight
months: E. J. Gallagher, six months;
P. W. Craige, eix months; J. J. Brolan,
eight months; R. R. Vargas, one year,
and Soo Hoo-Fong.
Convict Labor Bill Signed.
SACRAMENTO. April 27. Governor
Johnson signed today the Meek convict
labor bill, permitting prisoners of the
state penitentiaries to build state high
ways. A statement was Issued by the
Governor, in which he said that appre
hension that free labor will be affected
been taken by Oriel.' It is expected that
other colleges will do likewise, and that
the entire university will soon bar al
ICELAND TRANSFERS TRADE
United States Gets New Customer,
Who "Will Buy Everything Here.
NEW YORK, April 27. Gelr Thor
steinsson, of Reykjavik, Iceland, a
passenger aboard the steamer Ber
gensfjord, from Scandinavian ports,
upon his arrival here today, asserted
that a new steamship line has been es
tablished between Iceland and New
York, under the Norwegian flag, to
divert to America the trade of the' is
land that has been Europe's ever since
Iceland was settled.
The first ship of the new line, the
Gullfass, Mr. Thorsteinsson said, h.ad
probably sailed already from Reyk
javik with a cargo of dried herring,
wool and mutton and will take back a
cargo of wheat and meat.
Ever since Iceland has engaged in
trade its products, Mr. Thorsteinsson
asserted, had gone to Norway and Its
supplies had been bought there. What
Iceland Intends to do, he said, is to
transfer its entire foreign commercial
relations to the United States.
Mount Angel Office to Move.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 27. On or about May 1
the postofflce at Mount Angel, Or., will
be removed to new quarters on Charles
street, between M and Garfield streets,
200 feet southeast of the present site.
Jes-ns College Excludes Alcohol.
OXFORD. England. April 27. It was
announced today that Jesus College has
decided to bar alcoholic beverages while
the War continues. Similar action has
IS YOUR DAUGHTER PALE?
Does she Inherit a delicate organiza
tion from you? The anemia of young
girls may be Inherited or it may be
caused by bad air, lack of proper food,
insufficient out-of-door exercise, hasty
and irregular eating and not enough
rest and sleep.
It comes on gradually, beginning
with languor, indisposition to mental
or bodily exertion, irritability and a
feeling of fatigue. Later comes palpi
tation of the heart and headache. In a
majority of cases constipation is pres
ent. Often the patient craves unusual
things to eat, such as starch or chalk.
There may be no loss of flesh but the
complexion takes on a greenish-yellow
There is no need to worry in a case
of this kind. The treatment is asy
and simple. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,
non-alcoholic and free from any harm
ful drug, are Just the tonic to remedy
this condition. Improvement begins
with the first dose. As the blood is
made rich and red the peculiar pallor
leaves the face, strength and activity
gradually return and it the treatment
is continued until the last symptom
disappears the danger of relapse is
A booklet, "Building Up the Blood
which tells all about this treatment.
will De sent free on request by the Dr.
Williams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N.
Y. All druggists sell Dr. Williams'
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Taken in Exchange On
Edison Diamond Disc, Victrolas and Columbia
Grafonolas. Must be sold at great reductions
from the original prices.
Each machine has been carefully examined and
adjusted, guaranteed to be in perfect playing
TERMS AS LOW AS $2.00 PER MONTH.
.00 styles now $12.00
.00 styles now $18.00
.00 styles now $22.50
.00 styles now $25.00
$50.00 styles now $27.50
$60.00 styles now $33.00
$75.00 styles now $37.50
$200 styles at $133, $150
We will also include a Fine Collection of
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once and see these real bargains. 5
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Pioneer Phonograph Dealers Est. 1896
151 Fourth Street Near Morrison E
We have a complete stock of all styles Edi-
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GAS STOVE WEEK
April 26th to May 1st
On All Gas Stoves
All Connections Free
Free Cooking Demonstrations
A.1temoons, 3:30 to 5:30
' Evenings, 7:30 to 9:00
Salesroom Open Until 9 P. M.
You Are Invited
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Black for all black
Tan for all tan,
russet and colored
White 'a cake in a box for white
leathers and canvas, 10c
Get a New Home Set To-day
Makes the Use of SHINOLA a pleasure
Genuine Bristle Dauber Lamb's Wool Polisher
Sold by Stores of All Kinds Everywhere