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TTTB MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1915.
LINES IN FLANDERS
Germans Report Capture, of
, Three Villages; London Ad
I FRENCH MAKE SMALL GAIN
Sighting Is Active but Desultory
Along Line; Altklrcli, In Upper
Alsace, Heavily Bombarded
by French Artillery. '
14DNtON, May 4. Comparison of the
'British. French and German reports
from the western battle line Indicate
that while no movement of primary
importance has been initiated in re
ent days a good deal of minor fighting-
has been going; on.
The Germans declare that yesterday
they made substantial Kaius in Flan
ders. This is believed to square with
the British account of today in which
it is admitted that it has been found
necessary to "readjust"' the British
lines near Ypres. The French report
grains at Bagatelle and the wood of
Kreneh Promru In Areonae.
Tho French official report issued to
"We have continued to progress in
Belgium in the region of Steenstraate.
"In Champagne. In the region ot
Beausejour. the Germans made three
successive attacks, but were repulsed
with heavy losses.
"In the Arxronne we have made prog
ress at Bagatelle. We found on the
ground many German dead, left from
the fighting of May 1.
"A further attack, has enabled us to
complete our gains in the wood of Le
The official report Issued from Paris
earlier in the day said:
"There was a German attack yester
day evening on the British front north
of Ypres. The Germans were driven
back by our allies.
"In the Argonue near Bagatelle we
delivered an attack Which resulted in
the gaining of ground."
Germane Capture Three Villages.
The text of the report of the Ger
man War Office, received today by
wireless from Berlin, was:
"In Flanders yesterday we pursued
our attacks from the northeast with
great success. This morning we cap
tured Zevecote, Zonnebreke, WeEthook,
the forest of Polygonous and Konne
Loschen. These positions have been
hotly contested for many months past.
The retreating enemy was under the
fire of our batteries to the northeast
"In the Argonne district an attempt
made by French troops north of Four
de Paris to recapture the trench which
we occupied May 1 resulted in failure.
"Artillery exchanges in the country
between the Meuse and the Moselle also
were continued yesterday.
British Admit Reforming: Lines,
The British "War Office made public
tonight the following official communi
cation: "The -loss of ground which resulted
from the unexpected use of asphyxiat
ing gases by the enemy last week ne
cessitated a ra.djust.mnt of our line in
front of Ypres.
"This readjustment, which has been
in progress in the last few days was
successfully completed last night.
"The new line runs to the west of
"During the last 24 hours the situa
tion has been normal along the whole
front with the exception of one half
hearted attack by the enemy north
east of Ypres last night. It was
A dispatch received from Berne,
Switzerland, via Paris, suys that the
fortifications at Altkirch in Upper Al
saze, were heavily bombarded by
.Kronen, artillery last Saturday, May 1.
On Sunday the French cannot contln
tied firing in the direction of Ger
many. The result of this activity has
not yet been made known.
H. F. ALLEN IS ACQUITTED
Boiso Jury Mods Brother Had No
Part In ex-Treasurer's Theft.
BOISE, Idaho. May 4. (Special.)
Harry F. Allen, charged with being an
nccessory In the theft of $70,334.68 from
the vaults of the State Treasury by re
celvlng the stolen money from his
brother. O. V. Allen, ex-State Treasurer,
now servinjc an indeterminate sentence
in the penitentiary, was acquitted by a
Jury here tonight.
The defense offered no evidence. The
jury was out two hours. O. V. Allen
was brought from the penitentiary to
The state ' alleged Allen obtained
state money from the defaulting Treas
tirer and used It on a. seed ranch at
. Twin Falls. . .
FACE IS TORN IN HAT CHASE
Odell Orchardlst Kurt Seriously by
HOOD RIVER, Or., May 4. (Spe
clal.) O. If. Ehrck, an orchardlst of
the Odell district, is suffering from a
badly torn face and bruises, both sus
tained last -nighty when he ran into a
clothesline whilo chasing his hat.
A gust of wind lifted Mr. Ehrck's hat
and ' in a burst of speed to catch it
before It was taken a great distance
lie ran into the wire line, seriously in
.iuring him. The recoil of the wire
hurled him backward and in the fall he
sustained painful bruises.
AUTO SWASH KILLS FIVE
(Continued From First Ppg.)
saw the auto approaching and whistled
the usual blasts, the machine then be
ing far enough away to stop in safety.
But, seeing the machine did not slack
en its speed, he applied the emergency
brakes In his vain effort to prevent the
Coroner Hartwell took charge of the
bodies and will hold an Inquest to
MR. HICKS WAS riONKEB
Wife, Victim of Accident, Daughter
of John D, Atkinson,
OXiYMPTA, Wash., May 4, (Speoial,)
Owln incus, counter Kmong tne
prominent pioneers of , Washington,
was born In Thurston County S years
a co. at ley, near uwmweea, ta ffea.
ent Hie km country horn, lie was a
printer and . became prerairveiik in
Xomccrattu staia EoliUue, was
elected State Printer in lSBfl, holding
this offlee eight years. He tl rinse re
cently from aoUve business, he Was ap..
pointed resident commissioner at Han
Diego by th Washington Wtate Kxpo-
Following a dissension with the
Commission In March, Xr. Hicks re
tired from this position, ftllnar obargsa
of mismanagement against the lxpo
s'.tlon Commission, causing the recent
Legislature to detail Btate Auditor
Clausen to investigate.
Mrs. Hicks, nearly 80 years her hue
band's Junior, formerly was Gertrude
Walters, a Tacoma newspaper woman,
and was his fourth wife. With their
two children, Owyndolen, 8 years old,
and Mary Louise, a year and a half old,
Mr. and Mrs. Hicks were planning to
motor back to Washington.
Mr. Hicks was the father of three
other children by former marriages, a
son. Celeste. 27, being manager of the
Puget Sound Dredging Company at
Everett, while two daughters. Hazel,
22, and Emily. 20, reside at Gwyn
wood. Mrs. Atkinson was the wife of John
D. Atkinson. State Auditor 1801 to 1905
and Attorney-General from 1906 to
1909, retiring from politics after be
ing defeated for the Republican nom
ination for Governor by Albert E.
Mead in 1908. and taking up private
law practice in Seattle, where he now
BRITISH FOOD IS HELD
SUPPLIES VNDBR FLAG REQUISI
TIONED BL GOVERNMENT.
All Meat from Colonic' In Anttpwdea
Subject to Government Order Cam
ada Restricts) Grain Exports.
LONDON, May 4, Walter Runclman.
president of the Board of Trade, an
nounced In the House of Commons to
night that the British government had
requisitioned the entire . supplies of
meat trom Australia and New Zealand.
The supplies that were not neeaea
for the army, Mr. Runciman added.
would be marketed for the benefit of
the civil population, in order to pre
vent such Increase In price as would
arise from a shortage of supplies.
OTTAWA, Ontario, May 4. The ship
ment of wheat. Hour and a large num
ber of other agricultural products and
commodities to the United States has
been prohibited, it was officially an
nounced today, except when such ship
ments are intended solely for domestic
consumption and not for reshipment
Exportation of Canadian wheat and
other farm products to certain foreign
countries through the United Sta.tes is
allowed on permits to bo obtained in
each Individual case from Dominion
authorities here. All such products
shipped out of the Dominion must be
consigned to specific firms or indi
viduals. The embargo was declared at the
suggestion of the British authorities
in oLndon. Not only are wheat and
farm products affected, but various
sorts of provisions have been added
to the list. There are said to be only
a few million bushels of wheat avail
able for export in aCnada at the pres
The prohibition was made discretion
ary with the Dominion authorities in
the case of American importers want
ing wheat for export. If euch importers
can furnish satisfactory assurance that
none of the wheat will reach Germany,
Austria or Turkey, it was said, per
mits for the exportation could be is
ALLIES GAIN IN TURKEY
INTERIOR OK PENINSULA IS PESH-
- TRATED BY ARMY.
Smyrna Ready to Surrender. Saya Re
port British Warsnlpa Pnt Out
of Action. Saya Enemy. ,
LONDON, May 4. Penetration by the
allies into the interior of Galllpoll
Peninsula was officially reported to
night, the communications adding that
the Turks were defeated after a ter
A report from Athens says the vail
of Smyrna has entered into new ne
gotiations for the surrender of the city
to the allies, who are said to have
landed an army southeast, near the
site of the ancient Ephesus.
The official Constantinople commu
nication sayB the allies on the Galllpoll
Peninsula have been driven back with
heavy losses. It adds that a transport
was set afire by Turkish guns and that
the British warship Agememnon was
put out of action while attempting to
GERRITT SMITH IS DEAD
Inventor of Multiple Systems of
Telegraphy Passes at 77.
AMITYVIIXE. L.. I., May 4. Gerrltt
Smith, inventor of the duplex and
quadruplex systems ot telegraphy.
which respectively permit the sending
of two and four messages simulta
neously over the same wire, died here
today at the age of 77 years.
Mr. Smith perfected his invention
while in the employ of the Western
Union Telegraph Company. He was
retired on a pension 10 years ago after
more than 60 years of service with that
SEBASTIAN LEADS TICKET
Los Angeles Police Chief Wins Posi
tion in Mayoralty Primary.
1X)S ANGELES,' Cal., May 4. Out
stripping all competitors in the early
returns, Charles K. Sebastian, Chief of
Police, apparently won first place on
the Mayoralty ticket in today's munici
Fifteen complete precincts out of
44 crave him a two to one victory over
Frederick J. Whiffen, president of the
City Council, who will be Sebastian's
opponent in the general city election
JITNEY BUSES SUSTAINED
Virginia Supreme Conrt of Appeals
RICHMOND, V., April 4,-?he Vir
ginia Supreme Court tf Appeals has
sustained the Richmond Law and
Kquity Court, which, refused Injune
tien forbidding twg "jitney bus" eem
panies to operate, here without first
having procured franchises trem the
eity a.a common earrieps,
The Jower court also held that the
jitney" automobile is subject, under
presunt law, te the regulations govern
ing any other automobile.
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30,000 CAPTURED BY
VICTORS 111 GAL1CIA
War Material Taken by Aus-tro-Germans
mation, Says Vienna.
POLITICAL EFFECT VALUED
Vienna and Berlin Expect Gain to
Have Bearing on Italy; Russia
Admits Reverse; Invaders Con
tinue Baltic Advance.
LONDON, May 4. Thirty thousand
Russian prisoners. 22 cannon and 64
machine guns and other war materials
In vast quantities declared impossible
of estimation at this time, are asserted
In Vienna official communications to
hve been the fruits of the Austrc Ger
man victory in West Galicia.
Berlin dispatches add to the material
booty great political effect, which. It is
asserted, is big part of the remark
able success that i tis declared to have
The political value of this victory la
regarded In Vienna also as quite aa
great as the military. It comes in the
midst of the Austro-Itallan negotia
tions and on the eve of the meeting
of the Italian parliament, and it coin
cides with the announcament of new
Austro-Hungarian loans, the success of
which would be materially affected by
a victory at this time.
Russia AdmJ tm Reverses.
An official Russian communication
admits that the Austro-German forces
have crossed to the right bank of the
Dunajec River in Galicia. It says,
however, that desperate fighting con
tinues. A correspondent of the Neue Frele
Presse of Vienna has sent "the follow
ing dispatch concerning the battle of
Sunday in West Galicia:
"The Austro-Hungarian offensive
succeeded with surprising rapidity.
Tho Russians occupied naturally
strong positions on the Dunajec and
the Biala, which had been strength
ened wtlh every imaginable method of
fortifications. They felt themselves
absolutely secure. After a searching
artillery preparation, exceeding in in
tensity anything which has occurred
on the northeastern front, the " Aus
trians and the Hungarians advanced
on the southern wing. They stormed
at the first attempt the Russian posi
tions along a front of more than 40
kilometers (24 miles), stretching from
the Biala River through Gorlice far
into the Carpathian Mountains. Their
assault was so fierce that the Russian
line broke Immediately.
North Wing Victorious, Too,
"Many thousands of prisoners were
tak";n, as well as an inestimable quan
tity of equipment, supplies, cannon and
"At the same time, on the northern
wing, another successful advance was
carried out," the Viennese correspond
ent continues. "At this point Austrian
and Hungarian troops crossed the
Dunajec in spite of terrific opposition,
stormed the Russian positions and took
over 1000 prisoners.
"Other brilliant successes also are re
ported from the Carpathians."
Vienna says the strongly fortified
front ot the Russians between the Vis
tula and the Carpathians has been oc
cupied, through a carefully planned of
fensive that was timed to beat the
enemy, who himself was preparing to
begin a sweeping assault along this
line. In connection with the recent
move against the Austro-Germans on
the Carpathian front, which is declared
to have been a preliminary to the in
tended campaign against the Teutonlo
lines in West Galicia.
German Staff Plana Coup.
The Austro-German offensive was
mapped out at a recent council of war
held in Berlin with the German General
Staff and Austrian commanders.
General von Mackensen, commanding
the ninth German army, was chosen
to command the forces in the move
ment, which was carried out under the
Austrian Archduke, Commander-in-Chief
of the Austro-Hungarian armies.
The German war office issued the
following report of operations in the
Russian Baltic province.
"The number of Russians captured
during the pursuit of the retreating
enemy, in the direction of Mitau has
been Increased to more than 4000. A
renewed Russian atatck southwest of
Kalwarya, north of Suwalkl in Rus
sian Poland, has been repulsed. We
took 170 prisoners. Russian attack
southeast of Augustowo resulted in a
failure, with heavy losses to the enemy.
In addition to four officers killed, the
Russians in this engagement lost two
machine guns and 4-0 men were cap
tured by us.
"Near Jedwabno, northeast of Lomxa,
a Russian night attack was repulsed.
"In the southeastern arena of the
war. The offensive movement between
the wooded slopes of the Carpathians
and the Upper Vistula is progressing
well. The booty of the first day was
21,600 prisoners. 16 pieces of artillery,
47 machine guns and a quantity of war
material of all kinds, the exact amount
of which has not yet been ascertained.
BERLIN SCHOOLS CELEBRATE
Importance of Victory Emphasized
by German Militarists.
BERLIN, via London, May 4. A
school holiday was ordered today in
Germany in celebration of the victory
which the German general staff and
the Austrian "War Department assert
their forces have won over the Rus
sians In West Galicia.
German military critics emphasise
the importance of the Austro-German
success, particularly in its connection
with the advance of German forecs to
the eastward of Memel through the
BILLION BALANCE LOOMS
(Continued From First Page.)
the substantial stoppage of our exports
for a fortnight resulted in an unfavor
able balance of Ji9,000,000. It is coin
cident with the absence of an expendi
ture on the part of American travelers
abroad, estimated at net about $170,
000000 per annum, and also with the
absorption by us of large but undeter
mined amounts of American securities
owned abroad, by reason of which the
Interest on the securities thus pur
chased Is now paid to us Instead of to
"Not only, therefore, is the favorable
balance remarkable in itself, but it is
not subject te the offsets that have
heretofore been usual,
Blerettant Marine Weeded.
'It is of course a pity that we are
still paying such high rates for ocean
transportation that foreign carriers are
thereby prospering at our cost while
sva feaaaut the buiailiatiss position
of depending upon foreign navies to
protect the movement of our own com
merce, which we ought to control, but
do not. From the Far East, as veil
as from the Atlantic, come the cry for
shipping, and It la speaking conser
vatively to say that the business move
ment which shows such wonderful re
sults would be greatly enlarged if ves
sels were available under American
control to take the traffic whence and
whither American commerce desired to
have It go." -
Mr. Redfleld criticises "some Repub
lican editors" for their criticism of the
Administration and enters into a po
litical defense of the Payne-Aldrich
tariff. Concluding, however, he returns
to the statistical vein.
Tremendous Trade Balance Shown.
"May I point out that the conditions
this year, during which President Wil
son has so ably guided our ship of
state amid stormy seas," he says, "are
such that It would be sufficient to ex
tinguish the entire interest-bearing
debt of the National Government.
"It would several times pay the cost
of the Panama Canal, would more than
discharge the debts of all our states,
or more- than pay the entire net debt
of the great City of New York, plus
that of the City of Philadelphia."
LIQUOR TAX ftlAY CHANGE
U-OID GEOGE ADMITS HIS PLAN IS
Chancellor Advises Commons That Al
. thomghi Lienor Production Decreases
Consumption la lucre as las.
LONDON. May 4. The plan adopted
by David Lloyd George. Chancellor of
the Exchequer, for regulation of the
liquor trafffic is not entirely satisfac
tory, as the Chancellor himself ad
mitted In the House of Commons to
day. He. anounced that he was 'to have
a conference tomorrow with, brewers
and distillers in regard to his new
taxes on spirits, wines and beer, and
that "he was eager to come to an agree
ment with the trade.
The Chancellor said he was not
wedded to his own proposals and if
anyone had better ones to offer he
would accept them. He did ask. how
ever, that the House give the control
of the liquor trade at once to the-government
In areas in which munitions
of war are produced.
Austen Chamberlain described the
proposals of Mr. IJoyd George as "not
taxation, but annihilation."
Chancellor Lloyd George, in the
course of his budget speech in the
House of Commons, said that in De
cember there was a decrease ot 38 per
cent in the production of beer, in Janu
ary and February a decrease of 22 per
cent each, and in March a decrease of
17 per cent.
On the other hand, the Chancellor
said, there was an Increase in the con
sumption of spirits as follows: Decem
ber. 3 per cent; - January, 6 per cent;
February, 15 per cent, and March, 2i
BRITISH ACT DUPLICATED
GERMANY FOLLOWS EIAMPLB RE.
Arrangements Made Throunh America
to Treat Captive Officers as Lon
don Does Submarine Crewa.
LONDON, May 4. A British official
statement issued today says Germany
Is arranging, through the American
Ambassador, to accord exactly similar
treatment to the British officers who
have been especially confined in Ger
many as that given by Great Britain
to German submarine prisoners.
V. H. Page, the American Ambassa
dor, today communicated to the For
eign Office a telegram from James W.
Gerard, the American Ambassador in
Berlin on the treatment of British of
ficers under arrest in Germany as a re
prisal measure for the treatment of
German submarine prisoners by Great
Britain, the text of which says:
"Bach officer Is in a clean cell and
Is allowed baths, books and pekages.
They are permitted to smake and have
one hour of exercise in the morning
and another hour of exercise in the
evening in the prison yard. During
these exercise hours they can talk to
gether. Their food Is good. They have
no complaints to make except that
they are so arrested. The German
government will follow exactly th.s
treatment given Its submarine crews.
These officers will again be treated
like ordinary prisoners of war the in
stant I report that the submarine
crews are so treated in England."
AIRSHIP SINKS' SUBMARINE
German Engages Several British
Undersea Craft, Destroying One.
BERLIN. May 4. via London. May 6.
The following official communication
was Issued tonight:
"On May 3 a German naval airship
tin for lubrication ft
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Leading Photo-Play House
TODAY TILL SATURDAY NIGHT
The Little Working Girl Who Needs It Is
Not Always the One That Receives Protection.
and Owen Moore in
which points out the fact that the employer who would be on his
guard in a girl's home often considers her his prey in his office.
Coming Next Sunday
David Belasco's Great Success
Supported by Lolita Robertson and an All-Star
A Screen Version of
Hulbert Footner's Famous Novel
"Colonel Heeza Liar Signs the Pledge"
Extremely Funny Cartoon Comedy
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had an engagement with several British
submarines in the North Sea. Several
bombs were dropped from the alrshln,
one of them hitting and sinking one ot
"The airship was bombarded by the
guns of the submarines without being
hit. It returned safely."
PROFESSORS FACE COURT
Students Arrested, Too, but Polled
Are In on Joke.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., April 25.
Dean George Wells, Professor Losl and
other university faculty men faced
Justice Court under charges of promot
ing prize fighting. It was not until
they had valiantly defended them
selves, unsuccessfully, and were as
sessed heavy lines and jail sentences,
that they discovered they had been
targets of a Joke.
Students, staging a big celebration,
had called in the police to aid them.
"Arrested." the faculty men and a
proper proportion of students, found
themselves in the court with "crimi
nal" charges against them.
Several professors are said to have
made their escape from the raided
HOT POKER FREES JAILED
Man Burns "Way Through Wall and
Makes Good His Escape.
CARROLLTON. Ohio, April 25.
James Ross, 22 years old, member of
an alleged black hand gang, escaped
from tne County Jail recently and two
of his associates were caught in a sim
Using a red-hot poker, Ross and Ms
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