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VOL. LV '0. 1G.981.
Portland; Oregon, Saturday, may i, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WAR NOTES STRUCK
AT PEACE CONGRESS
Belgian Woman Cries
Justice Must Come.
3 REFUSE SEATS ON STAGE
English Suffragette Says Sex
Tires of Platitudes.
RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED
IVations Called On to Knd lilood
frlied on' Permanent Basis Pa
triotism of People of All
TIIK IIAGUK. Netherlands, via Lon
don, April 30. The wings of the dove
of peace were ruffled today at the ses
sion of tho International Congress of
At the Instance of Dr. Augsptirg, of
Munich, tho entire .Belgian delegation
was Invited to tho platform. Only two
women of the five present came from
their box at the Bide of the stage and
made their way to the platform. They
were welcomed by the chairman. Miss
Jane Addams. of Chicago, with both
hands, but there was no handshaking
with the Gorman delegations.
Belsvlan 'Woman Drnindii "Junttce."
In moving the final resolution, Mrs.
Xtoslka Schwlmmer, president of the
Hungarian "Women's Suffrage Associa
tion, requested that all the delegates
present stand one minute In silent
prayer for peace. Mile, Iiamcr, of the
Belgian delegation, thereupon askreQ
permission to utter a few words. When
this was prranted she astounded her
auldenco with the dramatic exclama
tion: "I am Belgian before everything, and
I cannot think as you do. There can
be no peace without justice. The Mar
must continue until the Belgians'!
wrongs have been righted. There must
be no mediation except at the bar of
l'art of Audience Clieera.
General sympathy for the suffering
of the Belgians caused part of the au
dience to break into cheers.
On the motion, of Miss Florence llol
brook. of Chicago, the word "justice"
was inserted in the resolution, which
"The International Congress of Wom
en of different nationalities, creeds,
clashes and parties is united in express
ing sympathy with the suffering of all,
whatever their nationality, who are
fighting for their country or who are
laboring under the burden of war.
Irince the mass of the people of each or
the countries now warring believe
themselves to be lighting, not aggres
sively, but in self-defense and for their
rational existence, it urges the govern
ments of the world to put an end to
this bloodshed and to begin peace ne
gotiations; and it emphatically de
mands that the peace which follows
shall be permanent, and, therefore,
based upon Justice and principles
which include those adopted by this
Suffragette Weary of Platitndea.
Some time before the congress had
been considerably upset by Mrs. Amy
Ltlllngston, of London, who declared:
"I was a suffragist and I remain a
suffragist. I suffered in Jail for it. I
.m just a plain English working woman,
but I represent millions of women who
favor the present Just war as much as
do the men. One hundred and eighty
women are said to be waiting at Til
bury to come to this congress to talk
peace. For every one of those, 1000
Knglish women are willing to accom
pany their sons and husbands to fight.
We are tired of the century-old silly
platitudes such as are uttered here."
Mrs. Lillingston insisted on continu
ing her speech until she was ruled out
of order. (
Demand for Embargo Iluled Oat.
Elizabeth Glendower Evans, of Bos
ton, and Rose Morgan French, of San
Francisco, moved and seconded an
amendment to the resolution referring
to armaments. The amendment urged
that all neutral nations immediately
place an embargo on the exports of
arms and ammunition.
Miss Addams said:
"I am glad to agree with Miss Evans'
Indictment, as much of that has hap
pened in America."
However, Miss Addams ruled that the
amendment was out of order.
GERMAN EMPRESS IS SAD
Quiet Visit Made to Hospitals in
Capital of Lower Alsace.
GENEVA, Switzerland, via Paris, April
JO. The German Empress, dressed in
mourning and looking pale and sad
paid a visit to Strassbutg. the capital
of Lower Alsace, last Tuesday and
visited threo hospitals where several
officer friends were lying wounded.
Her majesty left Strassburg on the
same night for Berlin.
She was accompanied by one woman
and received only the burgomaster at
Strassburg. The people of the city
were not aware of her visit.
Trade VltU Holland Kesumcd.
LONDON'. April 30. The British' Ad
miralty announces that trade between
England and Holland may be resumed.
but that passenger traffic is not yet
AFIRE BY WARSHIPS
BRITISH FLEET SHELLS BEL
GIAN PORT CHlS'Ci NIGHT.
Bombardment of Dnnklrk, France,
by German Vessels Denied Land
Guns, However, Hit City.
AMSTERDAM, via London, April 30.
"The coast batteries at Zeebruggee
(in Belgium), on the coast of the North
Sea, were heavily engaged from 9:30
o'clock last night to 1 o'clock this
morning replying to a bombardment
from the sea," says a dispatch to, the
Telegraaf. "A thick mist prevented the
vessels engaged from being seen, but
that the bombardment was effective in
places is inferred from the numerous
fires that arose on the land."
According to the Nicuws van den
Dag, at noon today 30 shells were fired
from the sea on the Belgian coast.
LONDON, April 30. A British official
statement given out tonight says it is
not true that German warships have
bombarded Dunkirk, on the coast of
France. The statement, which was is
sued by the British press bureau, is as
"The rumor that German warships
bombarded Dunkirk is untrue. This
rumor probably originated in a mis
reading of the French official communi
cation issued yesterday."
Another British official statement
given out tonight said:
"The shelling of Dunkirk is reported
by aerial reconnaissance to have been
from a land gun, and the reports that
German warships were off that port
were due to a misapprehension."
MAYOR'S "BURGLAR" BIRD
Pheasant Is Discovered Wlien Cau
tious Investigation Is Made.
Mayor Albee would have been the
hero in a burglar capture at his home
early yesterday had It not been for the
fact that the supposed burglars turned
out to be nothing more deadly than a
pair of China pheasants seeking a nest
The Mayor heard pounding in his
basement. Pictures of a bad man with
a "jimmy" flitted through his mind, and
he crept cautiously into the basement
to make a capture. To his surprise he
found a pair of China pheasants dili
gently pecking on the glass in the base
ment window. The only solution the
Mayor can think of In the case is that
the birds were seeking a place to build
AUSTRIANS AGAIN RIOTING
Scarcity of Food Causes Disturb
ances in Scacoast Towns.
LONDON, April 30. Serious rioting
has occurred during the last few days
at Trieste and Austrian seacoast towns,
according to mail advices from Buda
pest received by the Post. The dis
turbances have been due largely to a
further increase in food prices and a
scarcity of flour resulting- from large
The police on one occasion was re
ported to have charged a mob in a
suburb of Trieste, killing several and
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ALLIES SWEEP OVER
TURKS' WIRE TRAPS
Landing at 6 Points Is
Made at Dardanelles.
STRONG POSITIONS CAPTURED
Invaders Wade Through En
tanglements 150 Feet Wide.
HEAVY LOSSES ADMITTED
Sultan's Transport Is Destrojed.
Army Composed of French, Brit
ish, Australians and New
LONDON. April 30. The British War
Office tonight made public an official
communication concerning the opera
tions of the allies against the Darda
nelles: "The disembarkation of the army in
the Dardanelles began before sunrise
on April 23. f-ix different beaches were
used, and the operation was covered
by the whole fleet.
"The landing was Immediately suc
cessful on five beaches, although it
was opposed with" vigor by a strongly
entrenched enemy in successive lines
which were protected by barbed-wire
entanglements, in some places 50 yards
wide, and supported by artillery.
Meet and Army Act Toa-etber.
"On the sixth beach, near Seddul
Bahr, the troops could not advance
until evening, when a fine attack by
the British infantry from the direc
tion of Cape Tekeli relieved the pres
sure on their front.
"The arrangements for landing had
been concerted in ' the utmost detail
between the fleet and the army.
"The result of the first day's opera
tions was the establishment of strong
British, Australasian and French forces
at three points, namely, the Australian
and New Zealand troops on the lower
slopes of Sari Hair, to the north of
Gaba Tepe; of British troops at Cape
Tekeh, at Cape Holies and near Morto
Bay, and of a French force on the Asi
atic shore at Kum Kale, after a gal
lant attack toward Tenl Shehr.
Strong; Delenae Overcame.
"During thotaf ternoon of the 25th
strong counter-attacks by the enemy
began and hard fighting took place.
Meanwhile the disembarkation of the
array proceeded and was continually
favored by good weather.
"At daybreak on the "6th the enemy
was still holding the village and posi
tion of Seddul Bahr, which was a
labyrinth of caves, ruins, trenches, pita
and entanglements. Aided by the gun
fire of the fleet, this position was
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LATEST PHOTOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATING ROOSEVELT-BARNES LIBEL TRIAL
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 62.J
degrees; minimum. 40 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northerly winds.
British . ships
. naval attack un Dunkirk denied.
Germans hold French positions in Cham
pagne region. Page 2.
Allies fight way through and over Turkish
death traps of Dardanelles. Page 1.
British eyewitness describes swift and silent
assault of Germans near Ypres. Page 2.
Germans invade Russian Baltic provinces.
Warlike notes struck at women'a peace con
gress. Page 1.
Barnes- fight on primary bill brought out
iu trial of suit against Colonel Roosevelt.
Wage awards made by arbitrators In cases of
f.4.000 enginemen, but brotherhoods are
dissatisfied. Page 4.
Representative Gardner, replying to Secre
tary Daniels, reiterates that .Nivy is
wholly inadequate. Page 4.
Coast League results: Portland C, Los An
. xeles 1; Salt Lake lb. au Francisco );
Veulce 2-2. Oakland 0-10. Page 10.
Northwest's fastest cars ready for races this
afternoon. Page 11.
Jack Coombs, pitching for Brooklyn, wins
from Phillies his first game as National
Leaguer. Pag 10.
McCredle gives release . notice to Klrchcr.
Bumper crops predicted as result of Thurs
day's heavy rains. Page S.
Undine, carrying delegates to canal celebra
tion, passes through locka. Page 3.'
Goltlendule girl is chosen sponsor for Klicki
tat in Big Eddy ceremonies. Page 3.
Commercial and Marine,
Australian demand makes oats strong fea
ture of grain market. Page l.j.
General wheat crop prospects as good as
month ago. Page lo.
War stocks record wide advances in Wall
street. Page 15.
Progress of textile markets Is maintained.
Grain exports for April show gain over came
month in 1911. Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Pupils' dancing exhibition declared artistic
event. Page 0.
Crowds to honor memory of pioneers at
Champoeg today. Page 9.
Membership council fills Ian vacant places
on board of directors of Chamber of
Commerce. Page 4.
George M. Meyers. on of late Palem capi
talist. Kins worn n ana himself in fcan
WOMAN NAMED LABOR AIDE
President Wilson Makes Appoint
ment Waiving Civil Service.
WASHINGTON. April 30. Woman la
bor problems as they arise In the Im
migration Service are , To be worked out
by a woman.
President Wilson today, by executive
order, waived tho Civil Service re
quirements und appointed Mrs. Lucy
Jones Harris, of Mjrga a' ield. Ky., to
take up the work in the labor distribu
tion branch of the service, in New York.
FIREMEN GO; TOWN BURNS
Selraa, Cal., Damaged $50,000 as
Department Is Visiting,
SELMA. Cal., April 30. When the
Selma fire department returned tonight
from Fresno where, the members par
ticipated in a Raisin Day parade, they
found that fire had visited the busi
ness district of the town in their ab
sence. Damage is estimated at $50,000
SENATORS TEIL OF
Barnes -Murphy Con
PRIMARIES BILL DEFEATED
Colonel's Counsel Offers Evi
dence of Political Deals.
"POLITICAL HERO" RAPPED
Grattan Declared to Have Said "We
Admit If When Charged With
Conspiracy Too Much Public
ity for Candidates l-'carcd.
SYRACUSE, N. Y"., April 30. Coun
sel for Theodore Roosevelt today placed
before the Jury trying William Barnes'
suit alleging libel, testimony designed
to indicate the existence of a bi-partisan
combination between Mr. Barnes,
as leader of the Republican organiza
tion, and Charles F. Murphy, as leader
of the Democratic organization.
To this end ex-State Senators Hln
man. Davenport and Newcombe, and ii.
C. McMillan, a former correspondent in
Albany for a New York' newspaper,
were placed on the witness stand.
Direct Prtmarlea Issue.
Mr. Hinman, Mr. Davenport and Mr.
McMillan testified to things they said
happened in the Legislature in 1910,
when direct primaries legislation was
under consideration. Mr. Hinman testi
fied to the adjourning of the special
Mr. McMillan swore that he saw Mr.
Barnes talking to various Republican
Senators, including Grattan, in the of
fice of the clerk of the Senate. He said
he saw Senator Grattan talk to Sena
tors Grady and Frawley, whom he de
scribed as Tammany Democrats, and
that soon after tho pair went Into the
room in which Mr. Barnes was. That
evening, he also said. Senator Grattan
made a motion, which was passed, to
concur in a Joint resolution with the
Assembly to adjourn the special ses
sion. Baraea and Grady Buay.
Mr. Davenport, who was the Pro
gressive candidate for Governor last
Fall, said he had seen Mr. Barnes, dur
ing a recess of the Senate, in the of
fice of the clerk talking to Repub
licans, while in an adjoining room Sen
ator Grady was talking to the Demo
cratic Senators. Later the Senators all
returned to the chamber, he said, and
14 Republicans and 14 Democrats voted
for a direct primaries bill favored by
Mr. Davenport testified that he told
Senator Grattan, who. he said.- had
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Friday's War Moves
AFTER serious fighting. In which
the Turks offered a stubborn re
sistance, British troops, according to
an official statement Issued last night,
have established themselves on the Gal
Upoli Peninsula and advanced a con
siderable distance toward the narrows
of the Dardanelles, while the French
have cleared Cape Kum Kale, on the
Asiatic side of the straits, of Turks.
Thus it may be said that the second
and most serious attempt to force the
Dardanelles has been fairly launched.
The Turks, under the guidance of
their German officers, placed every ob
stacle In the way of the Invaders, but
against the fire of the allied fleet and
the gallantry of the landing armies
they were forced to fall buck. The
British forces loat heavily in the oper
ation. Six points were selected for the land
ings, which began at daylight April
25. At five points they were imme
diately successful, but at the sixth,
near Seddul Bahr, the troops were un
able to advance until the evening.
While landing operations were pro
ceeding, the fleet, besides covering the
landing of the troops, kept up a bom
bardment of the forts in the Dardan
elles and prevented reinforcements
from reaching Turkey from tho Sea of
Marmora. One Turkish troopship was
funk by the British battleship Queen
Elizabeth, which is believed again to
have been firing her big guns across
the peninsula directed by airmen. The
troopship was sunk off Maldes. a town
well inside the narrows, which later
the battleship Triumph bombarded and
set on fire.
The official account of the landing
of the allied troops does not mention
operations off Smyrna or In the Gulf of
Saros against the Bulair line of forts,
but it ?s certain that these points are
being watched to prevent reinforce
ments reaching the Turks.
Besides tho news from the Dar
danelles, the British public was sup
piled with several sensations yester
day. Tho misreading of the day French
official communication led to the belief
that the German fleet was out and had
bombarded Dunkirk, on the North Sea,
In France; but it transpired that by
some means, not yet explained, the
Germans had brought their big land
guns within range of Dunkirk anO
thrown shells into it and killed 20 per
sons and wounded 45.
Another report had It that the Ger
mans had been seen off tho coast of
Belgium, but as British war craft w re
bombarding Zeebruggee during the
greater part of Thursday night, and
again yesterday, this seems doubtful.
At the other end of the Russian line
tho Russians are rei'orted to be con
tinuing to make slow progress in the
L'zsok l ass and to repulse Austrian
attacks on their flank in the direction
In the reply to the Zeppelin visit to
tho County of Suffolk, England, early
yesterday, allied airmen yesterday vis
ited Belgium and bombarded Oatend
and other towns and also attacked
towns in Southern Germany.
German submarines have shown a
slight revival In activity. They have
sunk the trawler Lilly Dale and the
collier Mobile. Gorman airmen, it la
said, dropped bombs, but without ef
frct. at the American steamer dishing.
SHIPS FIGHT HEAVY
SEAS ALONG COAST
Liner Northern Pacific
SteeringGear Is Out.
STEAMER I0WAN LONG SILENT
Vessel Is Day Late; Aggi Aban
doned by Tow Vessel.
DARING SAILORS RESCUE 15
Crew IYoiii American llravc Moun
tainous Wave Orf C lirurnl;i und
hve rsssensers I'rom I.cnk
Ing Vlotorlii, of lrloo.
SAX FBANCTHCO. April TO. CSpe-cia!.)-
racific Coast t-lilpplng srlicl
ules were upset today by lrny s;n
and several ships me In trouble nml
will be delayed In reaching port, while
conidcrable minor elam:: ha li-r-n
done to small craft up and down th
fa plain Adman, of t!o Hill liner
Northern Taclfic, reported by wliel-
today that the steering gear had be
come disabled and asl.ed for t lie a.--pistance
of a towbnat In getting lnti
port. The tug Defiance was sent out,
but returned on an-nunl of the l
weather. Tlndlos raid that the North
ern I'aclftc waa comlni; aloriir blow ly
under Jury rig, and the cumpany an
nounced that she probably would imuho
port about 10 o'clock unless ('upturn
All man decided to stay out until In
Aid la Left by Tow Ve-I.
The Northern I'm-ido la completing
lier second trip In the service between
this port and Flavcl. Or.
The steamer Ediiar H. Vance, which
was forced to rut loos., from her low,
the NorweRl-iTi steel Mp Acci, imi ac
count of the heavy seas, has proceeded
on her way to Valparaiso, Chile, ac
cording to wireless informn f Ion, leav
Iiivt the AeKi to make her own way t-i
The steamer Iowan. due to arrtvo
early tcxJay but forctd tu put out to
sea on account of the storm, has not
reported slnVe mornintt
The steamer Yule arrived late to
night from San Dieqo and Los An
geles, fevers I hours behind her sched
ule. Small Craft Damaged.
The fctemner lioiiut.nii arrived from
Grays Harbor toniarht after a hard
battle with the wind nr.d waves.
Considerable minor damage was joim
to small craft about San Francisco Buy
and up and down the const, but rio
serious loss had been reported.
The Northern racific sailed for San
Francisco from Flavel Thursday, car
rying about 120 passengers. On tht
trip up the Northern 1'aclflc had brok
en all records, with 2."i hours between
San Francisco and Flavel.
I.laer In D.nfrr,
Ballast placed aboard wlw 11 she went
out Thursday assisted materially in her
handling and It was confidently expect,
ed that she would lower her own bent
time on the southbound trip between
the river and the Golden Gate. it la
thought probable that the mishap that
occurred only prevented her from es
tablishing a new record for he'rsclf on
W. D. Skinner, traffic manager, last
night said the Portland office was ad
vised that the liner was dtlayed, but
that there was no danger.
SAiiOits iu;scir; ivssi:noi:i;s
Kmull Ilcmt fiocs lo JHMro.tcd Milji
lit Hough Sea.
SAN DIICGO. Cal.. April 8 0. Braving
mountainous seas and a furious Kale, a
boatload of tailors from the Atnerlcan
Hawatlan i-teaniahlp American rescued
15 passengers tonight from the Mexican
steamer Victoria, disabled and leaking
badly off the Coronado Islands Just
south of this port.
In response to frantic signal of dis
tress from the disabled and leaking
Mexican steamer Victoria, Captain
Kchermerhrirn. of the American, who
had himself been compelled to feck the
shelter of the islands, launched a life
boat, and by clever seamanship suc
ceeded in pinion the boat alongside
the crippled ship. Fifteen passenger
were lowered In the lifeboat and trans
ported bark to the American.
WAR DAY FRIENDS MEET
Veterans Separated Since (865 J:
eliange Greetings In 1'ortlaiul.
"Well, you old on-of -a-gun I IK'
are you?" was the creetlrfr of Dew-!
Nichols' n. S2, to Alexander Capp, 72.
whom he had not seen nor heard from
for r.o years. They fousrht side by sWJe
In Company B, One llundied and "lxth
Illinois JWaiment. during the Civil
Mr. Nicholson and Mr. Carp met in
Constable Weinberger's office. Mr. ".;;
had come to Portland to spend the Sum
mer and li ;irnf-il thr.t Deputy Con
stable Nicholson was a s. u of hi
forme.- comrade. Tin- last time lhy
had seen im ii other was August Z, lS'lj,
the day th y were ill s-hi. re J from
th-f t'niou :-iii. Mr. capp Is a mer
chant ot Illopolis, 111. Mr. Nicholson
lives at lf7 Knit Fortieth street wliu