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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1915.
WRECK IS LAID TO
DRIVER OF RAGER
Deaths Due to Reckless Han
dling of Car, Is Verdict
of Jury at Inquest.
ACCUSED MAN IS IN JAIL
Witnesses at Inquiry Say Machine
AVus Coins About SO Miles an
Hour Absence of Horn Ad
.; mitted by Passenger.
That H. S. Miller and Theodore
C. Hyde, the two victims of the auto
accident which occurred at Forty-ninth
and Tillamook streets Saturday after
noon, came to their deaths as the re
eiilt of reckless driving by the driver
of the racing" car which struck their
machine, was the verdict of the jury
in the inquest held by Coroner Dam
masch. The Jury deliberated only about
15 .minutes after the taking of testi
mony had been completed.
Witnesses testified that the racing
car was oin about 30 miles an hour
at the time of the accident.
Mips Anna E. Easterbee. who was
riding in the car which was wrecked,
asserted that the racing machine was
going at the rate of between 40 and
60 miles an hour. She said that the
car tn which she was riding was going
between eight and ten miles an hour.
She said she did not believe that Mil
ler and Hyde, the two men who were
killed, knew that the racing machine
was following them.
How Crash Happened Is Told.
That the right rear wheel of the
racer struck the left front wheel of
the other machine, thus causing It to
swerve into the curb and then turn
completely over was testified to by
It. I-a. Short, who was riding in a
machine about a block behind the two
Involved in the accident. He estimat
ed that the racer was going about 25
to 27 miles an hour and the other
machine nearly the same.
Miss E. J. Gill, who was an eye
witness of the tragedy, said that the
racer was going "very fast" at the
time, although she could not estimate
' the speed in miles.
"I never saw a car go so fast," she
Mrs. E. McMillen, who was on the
scene at the time of the accident, said
that when she saw the machine, which
was wrecked, coming, she noticed that
It appeared to weave back and forth
on tile street, as though there was
something wrong with it.
Emerson Reld, the driver of the
raiier. said that he had driven auto
mobiles for the past nine years and
had raced for the past five years. He
said he had never before had any
Elbert Westfall, who was elso an
occupant of the racer, refused to tes
tify on the advice of his attorney, ex
Woman Still In Hospital.
Mrs. Josephine Spencer, the most
seriously injured of the two women
who were in the wrecked car at the
time of the accident, is still at the Good
Samaritan Hospital suffering from a
fractured collarbone and two broken
ribs, in addition to numerous cuts and
bruises. . s a consequence she was
unable to bo at the hearing.
John Boscovich, who was riding on
the racer at the time of the accident,
said their machine was going about
'J5 or i'.O miles an hour. He said that
they followed the other car for three
blocks before attempting to pass.
Boscovich said that it was the tour
ing car which hit the racer and that
the accident was the fault of the driver
of the former machine.
"Just as our machine passed, the
driver of the other car turned in as if
to fall in behind us. The result was
that his front wheel struck our hind
wheel, causing him to swerve and the
car to turn over."
AUrnre of Horn Admitted.
Boscovich said that there was a mark
on the huh cover of the racing ma
chine, where it had evidently been
struck. 'Ho admitted that the racing
machine had no. horn, but said that the
noise of the machine could be heard
for a block.
Rcid is held in the city Jail on a
charge of manslaughter, under $5000
bail. The District Attorney's office
has been waiting to obtain the Cor
oner's verdict before holding the pre
The body of Harry S. Miller has
started on the trip to Fort Worth, Tex.,
where he will be buried. The body of
Theodore C. Hyde will be sent to Penn
sylvania for burial.
The Coroner's jury was composed of
O. M. Emig, R. Fenkhausen, R. E. Koon,
Edwin L. Pyle, W. J. fek-hroeder "and
Li H. Stephens.
Deputy District Attorney Ryan rep
resented the District Attorney's office.
TWO IN JITNEY ROB DRIVER
Passengers Await Opportunity to
Klfle PocVets ot Chauffeur.
Two passengers, who waited until
others had left the car. held up and
robbed L. M. Burke, a Jitney driver, at
Korty-second and East Main streets,
early this morning, rifling his pockets
Burke lives at 712 Albina street. He
reported that two men hailed him as
' he passed East Water street, boarded
the car which was carrying two other
passengers, waited till they were dis
charged, and then went through his
REBELS DEFEAT ITALIANS
1'orce in ATrica Driven Off With 218
Killed, 400 AVoundcd.
Tr.irOI.T. via Taris, May 4 The
losses of the Italians, commanded by
Colonel Miami, wiio were attacked by
a rebel band south of Syrta, April
2!, and were forced to retreat owing
to the desertion of irregulars to the
rebels, were IS officers and 200 mea
killed and missing.
Four hundred men wounded during
the engagement have been placed on
board a steamer and sent to Syracuz,
GULFLIGHT NOT WARNED
Submarine Sighted Miles Away;
Xext Knoiv ledge Is as Torpedo Hits.
PLYMOUTH, England, May 4. The
ateamer I.yonnesse last night brought
from the Scilly Islands to Penzance 83
members of the crew and the body of
Captain Alfred Gunther, of the Ameri
can steamer Gulflight. which was tor
petfood off the Rcllly Islands last Sat
vrday. The chief officer and chief en
Sineer remain with t9 vessel, which la
anchored In Crow Sound, to look after
the interests of the steamer's owners.
In an interview at Penzance, Second
Officer Paul Bower, of the Gulflight.
whose home is in Chicago, said:
"When the Gulflight left Port Arthur
we were followed by a warship of
some description, which kept out of
sight but In touch by wireless, and
warned us not to disclose our position
"At noon Saturday we were 25 miles
west of Scilly. The weather was hazy
but not thick. About two and one
half miles ahead I saw a submarine. I
was on watch and notified the captain
and chief officer, who also saw the
submarine. It remained on the sur
face for three minutes and then dis
appeared. "Twenty-five minutes later we were
struck by a torpedo on the starboard
side and there was a tremendous shock.
The submarine had not reappeared on
the surface before discharging the tor
pedo. "Previous to this we had been met by
two patrol boats, which accompanied
us on either side. The boat on our
starboard side was so badly shaken by
the explosion that her crew imagined
that she also had been torpedoed. We
immediately lowered the boats and left
our ship and were quickly taken on
board the patrol boats. But the fog
increased and we drifted about all
night and did not land at Scilly until
10:30 o'clock Sunday morning.
SEBASTIAN MADE TARGET
SHOTS SEXT THHOIGH WINDOW OV
ACCUSED MAX'S HOME.
Bullets Narrowly Miss Suspended Los
Angeles Official aa He Talks
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 4. An at
tempt to assassinate Charles E. Sebas
tian, suspended chief of police, on trial
with Mrs. Eillie Pratt for contributing
to the delinquency of Edith Serkin, was
made last night when two shots were
fired through the window of his resi
dence while he was talking with a
Neither shot took effect.
Mr. Sebastian was sitting in the front
room of ills home talking to J. ' O.
Royer, who was a witness In -his be
half at the trial. The two men were
alone in the house, Mrs. Sebastian be
ing engaged in winding up the affairs
of her husband's campaign for Mayor.
About 11 o'clock the telephone bell
rang and the chief got up to answer
it. He walked to a small alcove room
in the rear and talked for about 10
minutes. The voice at the other end
of the wire professed to be a friend of
Sebastian and made inquiries about
how to mark his ballot in the primary
Returning to the room where he left
his friend, Sebastian was about to sit
down when a shot rang out and a
bullet crashed through the window,
whizzing directly over the chair in
which the suspended Chief of Police
had been sitting.
Immediately afterward another bul
let crashed through the window and
lodged in a book lying on a table In
the center of the room. The bullets
were evidently from a 32-callber re
volver. JOVIAN BENEFIT MAY 14
NATIONAL THEATER LEXT TO AID
ELECTRICAL PARADE FUtiD,
"The Fountain of Roses" to Be One of
Features of Unique Bill to Assist
The Jovians will become theatrical
producers at the National Theater,
Friday. May 14, to start a fund Tor an
electrical parade as a feature of the
1915 Rose Festival. The announce
ment that the Rose Festival Associa
tion had made no provision for an elec
trical parade aroused protests over the
city, and the Jovians jumped into the
breach and declared that organization
would assume the responsibility of ar
ranging for the parade.
In a spirit of co-operation the Na
tional Theater offered to, permit a
benefit all day. Friday, May 14. the
proceeds of which will be devoted to
this Tund. The National will supply an
umistial photo entertainment of comedy
The Jovians will contribute an elec
trical number, "The Fountain of
Roses." The ticket-selling campaign
has already started and several thou
sand tickets have been taken. The
Jovians promise to have the greatest
crowd at the National that has ever
appeared at the theater. The order will
handle all arrangements for the bene
MAYOR TO SELL PAPERS
5J Other Prominent Men Also to Be
"Xcwsles" for One Morning.
Mayor Albee. Commissioner Bigelow,
George L. Baker, J. E. Werlein, Dorr
E. Keasey and 55 other men of almost
every profession, including doctors,
lawyers and merchants, are to sell the
morning newspapers on the streets for
the benefit of the juvenile government.
At a meeting of ex-newsboys in the
Commercial Club Monday night, a com
mittee consisting of George L. Baker,
Dorr E. Keasey, W. P. Strandborg, J. P.
Mclntyre. William Adams. J. E. AVer-"
lein and Seneca Fouta was appointed to
select 60 men who had been newsboys
in their youth to sell papers for a few
hours on a morning to be selected
later for the benefit of the newsboys
who are serving now.
Another meeting will be held soon
at which men who. are chosen by the
committee will be present to hear the
MONTENEGRO IS ATTACKED
Austrians Renew Activity, but Are
CETTINJE, via London, May 4 A
Montenegrin official statement saya:
"The Austrians are showing renewed
activity along the entire Montenegrin
front, but we have repulsed all their
BERLIN, via Copenhagen to London,
May 4 The Tages Zeitung says it
learns that the new Austrian army
which is to act against Serbia is now
ready for the field. The weather along
the border, according to the newspaper,
is Improving and an advance by the
army is expected shortly.
FLYING FOE VISITS DOVER
German Also Sails Over Folkestone
and Is Attacked.
LONDON. May 4. A German aero
plane, coming from the direction of
Oatend. scouted over Dover and Folke
stone at noon yesterdsy.
It was driven off by gunfire.
RUSSIANS GIVE BUT
Surprised Army Flees in Haste
Before Sudden German
CZAR'S MEN APPLY TORCH
Lumber Piles, Saturated With Ben
zine and Fired; Flames Sweep
Through Town; Railroad Cut
by Kaiser's Forces.
BERLIN, May 4. The Lokal Anzei
ger's correspondent, describing the Ger
man operations toward Mitau, Russian
"The Germans had collected their re
inforcements so unostentatiously that
their advance surprised the Russians,
who did not even attempt resistance,
but retired so hastily that the Germans
were 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of
the German border on the second day.
The rapid flight of the Russians ex
plains why comparatively few prison
ers were taken.
Resistance Not Serious.
"Remarkable marches were accom
plished by the German Infantry. They
covered SO miles in 36 hours, entered
battle immediately and fought eight
hours before resting. The advance
through Rossiena toward Shavli threat
ened the Russian flank from Shavli
resting on Bakievo Lake and compelled
its withdrawal. No earnest battles were
fought during the advance, most of the
work being done by the advanced
troops, composed mainly of cavalry de
tachments. "After the Russian attempt to hold
the positions near Shavli protecting
the important military railway from
Libau to Duenaburg and from Libau
to Kovno had failed, they retreated 12 14
miles. The Germans immediately be
gan the destruction of the railways,
cutting oft Libau from Vilna and mak
ing it dependent on the railways from
Libau to Mitua, which the Germans
have not yet reached.
Shavli About Destroyed.
"The German advance was so rapid
that a train bearing post parcels for
the Russian troops entered Shavli
without having been informed that the
Germans held the town. The villages
in the territory affected suffered little
or no damage, but Shavli itself was vir
The correspondent says he learned
from personal investigation that the
Russians saturated great piles of lum
ber in one part of the town with ben
zine and set them on fire and also
burned a big grain warehouse on the
other side of the town.
AUSTRIAN- FORCE IS STRONG
German Report of Victory Exagger
ated, Says AA'rlter.
LONDON. May 4. A dispatch to the
Times, dated Monday, says:
"The Austrian advance at Ciezkowice,
in the Carpathians, although checked, is
deemed to be highly symptomatic.
Ciezkowice is situated on the Donajec,
near Gorlice and Tarnow, on the roads
from Tyrabark to Cracow, and the
enemy's movements here are of no' less
importance than at Stry and other sec
tions of our front.
"The Austrians have concentrated
here considerable and entirely fresh
reinforcements from the Interior. Their
advance was facilitated by the open
character of the terrain, which is ad
mirably adapted to fighting. The enemy
set himself the task not only of dis
lodging ia from the line of the Dona
jec but of influencing our position on
the Lower Nida."
German assertions of a crushing de
feat of the Russian center are exagger
ated accounts of local successes, in the
opinion of the Daily Mail's military
correspondent, who says:
"Such exaggerated claims are to be
expected in view of the necessity of in
fluencing wavering neutrals. Never
theless, the German offensive against
the Russian center long has been ex
pected. For the past month the Ger
mans have been moving men to Cracow.
"That such a maneuver as piercing
the Russian center was essayed at the
same time as serious attacks toward
Riga and Ypres shows the resources
and amazing audacity of the German
staff. If the Russian front has been
pierced and a serious reverse suffered,
the war will be greatly prolonged, but
that any German success, however
great, will affect the resistance of Ruo,
sia cannot be believed."
Cliarlcs Simmons Tries Suicide.
Despondency, due to inability to ob
tain employment, caused Charles Sim
mons, aged 37. of 238 East Fifth street,
to attempt suicide by taking poison
Monday. Simmons' wife summoned a
l.hysttcan, who removed Simmons to the
St. Vincents Hospital, where his condi
tion was thought to be serious. Simmons
said that he was formerly a railroad en
gineer In tbe employ cf the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle Railway Company.
and had been unable to obtain work
for many months. He has a wife and a
daughter 7 months old.
Sknll Fractured, Man AA'alks.
Andrew Larson, 35 years old, of 41
Tibbetts street, who is employed at the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany's barn in Sellwood.. was accident
ally hit on the head by- a sledgeham
mer Monday, and. though his skull was
fractured, it is said that he made his
way to the Good Samaritan Hospital
unassisted, where he now lies in a pre
Emmanuel Avoids Demonstration.
ROME, via Paris. May 4. The Gior
nale d'ltalia, in a special edition last
night, announces that neither King
Victor Emmanuel nor the members of
the Ministry will be present at the un
veiling of the monument to the mem
ory of Garibaldi's volunteers at Quatre
Sunt 'niena tomorrow-.
HAVE PURE BLOOD
Hood's Sarsaparilla Makes
Rich, Red Blood.
Tour heart works night and day
without a pause. It is the principal
organ of the circulation of your blood.
It is of the utmost importance that It
should do Its work well. The quality
and quantity of your blood have much
to do with its action. If this fluid is
pure and abundant, your heart and
other vital organs act with more
energy than when It is defective In
quality or deficient in quantity.
Hood's Sarsaparilla makes the blood
.pure and abundant. It is the one old
reliable medicine, that has been sold
for 40 years, for purifying the blood.
There is no better blood remedy, ap
petiser, stomach tonic or nervj builder.
Be sure your druggist gives you
Hood's, for nothing else can pos
sibly take its ciace. Get U today. Adv.
Today and Tomorrow, Soap for Everyone at
UNUSU AL PRICES
25c Resinol Soap 18c?
25c Poslam Soap 18c?
25c Wyeth Sage and Sulphur
Soap . 17
25c Herpicide Soap 17c?
25c Hind's Honey and Almond
25c Pear's Scented Glycerine Sp. 15?
25c Packer's Tar Soap 14c?
25c 4711 White Rose Glycerine
15c Liebig Skin Soap, 10c; 3 for 25d
15c Uardas Complexion Soap,
10c; 3 for 25d
15c Wild Flowers of Mt. Hood
Soap, 10c; 3 for 25
10c Wood-Lark Bath Soap, 4 for 25d
10c Wood-Lark Milled Glycerine
Soap, 4 for 25c
10c Wood-Lark Quad Soap, 4
cakes in box . -19c
25c bar Floating; Castile Soap. .19c
$1.00 Antonia Lug-gado Castile
8 bars Ivory Soap 25
8 bars Lustine Soap 25c
No Phone Orders No Deliveries
10c Colgate's Allround Sp., 3 for 25d
10c Physicians' and Surgeons' Sp. 6c
IDENTITY IS II DOUBT
P1CTIBE OF J. C. CLARK, DETROIT
A. G. Ott -ot Certain Man Is Postoffice
Robber, but Likely AVill Go East
to Appear at Trial.
A photograph of James C. Clark,
alias Carl P. Mack, alias Roscoe
Pound, alias John Fleming- Wilson,
who is believed to be one of the two
highwaymen who robbed Postoffice
Station "A" in this city the night of
February 12, has been received in
Portland by Bertillon Expert James
Hunter and was partly identified by
A. G. Ott. superintendent of Station
A, as one of the men who held him up.
Mr. Ott probably will leave for the
East within a few days to appear In
Detroit as a witness in the forgery
case against Clark. If he then can
identify Clark positively the prisoner
will be returned to Portland to stand
trial for the postoffice robbery. The
picture received was not clear enough
to make his identification as the rob
Clark was arrested in Detroit after
a 60-mile automobile pursuit and is
held for forging United States money
orders. The money order blanks were
found to be some that were stolen
from the postoffice station at Union
avenue and East Alder February 12.
If Clark is convicted on the forgerj
charge he will face a sentence of not
more than two years' imprisonment.
If Mr. Ott can recognize him, however,
as the Portland robber, and Clark is
brought back and convicted on that
charge, he will face a sentence of up
to 25 years' imprisonment.
MISS ROGERS WINS CUP
Ruth Holmes and Dorris McCllutock
Get Prizes for Diving.
Results of the' diving contest for
girls at the Orpheum Monday were as
follows: In the open contest. Miss Pearl
Itogers won -the cup offered by Ideal.
Ruth Holmes, 10 years old. a daugh
ter of Dr. E. T. Holmes, and Dorris
McClintook, 6 years old, received spe
cial prizes and their work won the
unstinted praise of the large audience
present. Perhaps no more "game" a
pair of little folks ever entered a tank
in the city.
H0TELMAN SEES CHANCE
A. C. Mitchell Says Co-operation
AVill Bring Tourists Here.
Portland and Seattle hotel men, by
co-operation, will be able to accomplish
much in the way of bringing tourists
to the Pacific Northwest, according to
A. Cheshire Mitchell, manager of the
Men, Ask Your Barbers
to explain to you
It has stopped many a man from being: prematurely bald. It is
the one "best bet" to keep your hair on your head and promote
a new growth. The following list of
Leading Barber Shops
employ its use. Ask for it. One Dollar Per Large Botle.
I Baker. 23S Main Street.
J. J. Parr fit. 184 Madlaon Street.
t'ku. Sharewood. 375 Washing
Gerard I. Jones, 041 Madison St.
J. A. Long, X Thinl Street.
II. lllllthr), 312 Stark. Slrrft.
Andr'a Barber Shoo, ISO Klrst
.1. K. Coffey, St. Johns.
Asper V Caldwell. St. Johns.
P. G, Gllmore, St. Johns.
('. O. Young. S4 Alder Street.
Nelson 4t i'rtrraon, Grand Avenue
and Morrison Street.
Rnder Kinder, 2M f-rand' Ave.
Herman Krlbli, Astoria. Or.
O. K. Barber Shop, Wilcox Bids;.
Meyers A Went worth, Oregon
Kes. irlfflh. Ornroi CftT.
K. J. Aldrrdae. Orxoi City.
V. Robinson, 3-47 '-j Morrison
Ptttork Block Barber Shop, Plt
Supplied by Wholesale Drug
gists. Barbers and Hairdressers
by Barber Supply Companies.
- KNOWN BRANDS NO
Clarke & Co., Alder
"S" Vw" ' "'"' i:'?iK
At 294 Washington Street
Hotel Butler, of Seattle. Mr. Mitchell
is at the Benson on his way to San
Francisco, Los Angeles and iSan Diego.
"The recent visit to Portland of Se
attle hotel men did much to promote a
systematic effort to work for the mu
tual benefit of tho men in this pro
fession in the two cities and inciden
tally for the beneflt of the cities them
selves." says Mr. Mitchell.
"Each year the Northwest shouldand
undoubtedly will become the objective
of an increasing number of tourists.
Within the last few weeks the num
ber of Eastern visitors in Seattle has
considerably increased and I under
stand the same thing has been true
THEFT IS TO RESENT KISS
Conrt Sees Xo Justification and
Movie Actress Is Convicted.
NEW YORK, April 22. If you are
an olive-skinned, dark-eyed, pulchrltu
dinotis motion picture queen and your
landlord hugs and kisses you in a dark
clothes closet, you will have no right
to appropriate his silver-mounted toilet
Estelle De Raye. of Boston, has re
cently been renting a room from Harris
the truly reliable nature of
and Hair Tonic
Toting A Nlrdermeyer, 8W
J. If. Meyers, TO errand Ave.
H e r m n hlttrabet-aer,
243Vfc AVaahlnatoa Street.
Oregon Hotel Barber Shop, Orc-
Murphy Hrol.. Morsrnn BldK.
Imperial Hotel Barber Shop, Im
perial Hotel Building.
Northwestern Bulldina Barber
Shop, Northwestern Bnlldlnx.
The Waldrf Barber Shop. Broad
way and Waithington Street.
The Stag Barber Shop, Sa Mor
Rotrrn' Barber Shop, Corbet t
Brum Hotel Barber Shop. Wal
ter Jourden. Manaaer, 173
Brody Kinlaaon. 2tl Third St.
Acorn Barber Shop.
Unios V Aodreita, -tlO", Wash
Bounds A elmen, 346V& Morrl
wit S t reef.
jr. A. Roblnaon, R474 Main St.
K. Devlne. 7:1 Sixth Street.
KelRler A Rader. -'!M (.rind Ave.
K. J. Babes. 447 Washtnaton St.
W. M. Uanay. SSS K. Buraalde.
K. f. Wade. 11Vi Slith Street.
J. Pappns. 27 Klrat Sl'rrt
T. Teahlny, 15 Fourth Street.
Cocoa Soap, 6 for
10c California Medicated Soap, 3
; 1 dozen 85c
10c Wool Soap 7c
Bar of Soap, 15c
tion for . . 15c
$1.00 bar Conti Castile. ...... .65c
10c Lister's Antiseptic Soap, 3
10c Valiant's Juniper Tar SoaD,
3 for 18c
10c Tyre Mechanics' Soap 6c
Colgate's Pound Cake Shaving
Soap, 6 for 25c
10c Pure Stork Castile, 3 for. . -25c
10c Colgate's Almond Cream
3 for : 25 c
St. at West Park
Parr at 135 West Seventy-first street.
Parr caused her arrest on a charge of
having stolen $125 worth of toilet ar
ticles from the room occupied by him
and his wife. She told Magistrate No
lan of the hugs and kisses, but he did
not think they justified her in stealing;
She was held in $1000.
UNUSED LICENSE RETURNS
Man Says Bride-Elect's I'a rents Op
pose AVedding and He AVaits.
HAGERSTOWN. Md April 25. Court
Clerk Edward Oswald has received
back a marriage license he issued on
December 22 to Carmy E. Younklns, 21
years old, of near Middletown, and Miss
Ruth G. Martin, aged 18, near Boons
boro. Younkins took out the license per
sonally. In returning the document he
stated he had planned without the con
sent of the parents of Miss Martin, that
they were opposed to the marriage at
this time and that he would have no
use for the license.
If only fear keeps you on the straight
and narrow, don't brag about it; the
world hates a coward.
KkiHi AND JOCTMIN
If. t:. Meyer. 11. . Hammond.
W. B. t.lUon. W. If. I fykes.
Blen A Smith. C. I.. Cnnfleld.
stratton A Woolry.
C. W. Com. C. S. Bower.
None Genuine Without the
STARTS CAMPAIGN EARLY
Ex-Congressman Lafferty, Out for
Renomination, Demands Relief for
Public From Present Conditions.
Says Campaign of Education Will Be
but Continuation of Efforts of Past
Four Years, and Asks Privilege of
Visiting Homes of Voters to Ex
y -...x , , - . c 4
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Vk 1 1 'imrrfliii lama T a nnnAritfir mm
A, W. L.afferty.
"Protective tariff. Public ownership
of natural monopolies. Genuine rural
credits. Oregon homes." L'pon tht
platform my name will appear on the
Republican primary ballot. May 13.1916.
for renomination to Congress. I was
born- and raised a Republican and have
nvr fit n nv t!m tt? Kt frr1 nthnrwlir
fir hAAn u mAmhAr r f anv rithAr nartl'
It is true that in 1912 I scratched the
uv-nci i(j (.lie v A ir n L ji vuiiii mi
Roosevelt and Johnson, but it is also
true that a tremendous majority of
the Republican voters of the whole Na
tion did the same thing-.
I have Just returned from Washlne
ton. where I went three weeks ago to
arfrue the railroad land grant suit in
the Supreme Court. It is now 8 years
since I started this litigation, and I
believe I am going to win. If the
court shall enforce the law. as the re
sult of the 64 test cases. Judge Wolv-
nrtAn will Vi irlArArl In nnnnlnl thrf A
trustees to Fell out the whole grant to
actual settlers through a drawing sys
tem and every qualified person will he
vn nil Ainll I'him'A t n crft M rlalm
Below are omc of the quentions I
shall be glad to answrr during the
campaign. I shall count it a favor if
bLtlv pit ixpn r.cri rt 1 M nf Vi I m Atfanrltne
will allow me 10 ran at inn noue n
explain the Nation-wide light which I
am endeavoring to aid materially in
this dlKtritt. If the facts aniiimcrl in
these questions be true, then an under,
standing of them ought to he of in
terest to every man who may not al
ready know them. I did not know
these facts until I had been a lawyer
for IS years and had worked for four
years aa a member of Congress.
Why Times Are Hard.
Here are the facts, showing how the
money power collect Interest eight or
ten tunes on every ilnllsr in existence,
and how, through the ownership and
overca pitallza t ion of public monopolies
and the collection of exorbitant rates
in order to pay intercut and dividends
on such overcapitalization. it has
milked the public dry and brought on
This same money power holds out to
us only temporary relief, provided we
will meekly agree to offer no further
reslntance to it. It has 70 per cent of
all the wealth of the Nation now. and
It promises to "employ and give a full
dinner pall to labor." while it is get
ting the other .".0 per cent, If the peo-
t , 1 .. ill cernln riv In It 1 ffA Ituiirl
The facts will be made clear by the
following questions, and 1 invite a
careful study of the same:
Klrst Why do 200.000 men. which r
only two-tenths of I per cent of the
population, now own 70 per cent ol
the wealth of the United States, leavlns
but 30 per cent for the remaining 99.
Knormoua Agricultural Interest.
Second How l It possible that the
farmers and small home owner.s alone
have borrowed IS.00O..I0O.000. when th
total etock -of money In the t'nited
States gold, silver and paper, amounts
onlv to I.tr, ner can It a. or t.t.TiOO.OOO.OOO
Third Why should the farmers and
small home owners each year pay ii
unearned Interest upon the $8.000,0u0.
300 of "credit" which they hnve bor
rowed, the enormous sum of $."00.000.
000, which is enough money ti. build
two trunk lines of railroad e.uch year
from the Atlantic to the Pacitic, 6000
miles, at 880,000 per mile and leave a
surplus of $30,000,000, 'when the Gov
ernment of the United States could
hold the securities and loan this
"credit" in gold treasury notes at a
prolit. and ot half the rate of In
terest? Ears Dollar Loaned Many Times.
Fourth How does it happen that ths
people ot the United States have bor.
rowed all told between eight and ten
times as much money as there is in
existence in the United States?
Fifth By what system of duplicating
deposits and loaning "credit" do the
banks alone have loaned out at in
terest 820.000.000,000 when the total
... i. e n I. avIiIbiia In tfo
United States is only $35 per capita,
Sixth Why was the Postal fiavlngs
Bank made a mere shell, a pretenaa
and a shain?
Seventh Why is It now proposed to
pass the same kind of a fake rural
Kighth By what influences have the
Rockefellers, the Morgans, the Roths
childs and the other big bankers, in
timidated the American Congress and
prevented It from passing a genuine
rnrnl credit law arwl a genuine Postal
Savings Bank law. which fsilure to act
on the part of Congress is worth s
pillion Ajoiiars a year id ine iinjiie
power in unearned interest, or $11 per
year lor eacn man, woman ana cnun. ui
$50 per year for each family of five?
Tar Public 1'tlltty Burden.
Ninth Why does the Portland rail
way, I-lght & Power Company, owned
by the same money power, setxi Kast
every year aa "interest and dividend."
over half of Its gross collections of
'Tenth Why are our 1 00. 00 nno pen.
pie each required U pay $30.& per
year to our steam railroads, makiun a
total of $3,057,000,000. which is $152 85
per year per family of Ave. or a little
over one-sixth of the average fainllv
income even during the "good times"
of ten years ago, when the railroads
are capitalised for ISO.OOO.OiO.OOO and
their actual physical value Is but
little more than half that amount?
Would Rrdare Oregon Taxes.
Kleverth Why should not the State
of Oregon, for the purpose of reducing
its taxes, have the profits from tho
sale of ripe timber each year In her
. a AAA AAA .. a Ae lereait kAIArTAA
which constitute one-fourth of the
state's area, and which lands are valued
at $400.000.0.10. but are now kept oft
the tax rolls?
Twelfth Why ahould not the third
congressional district of Oregon, which
is prooaoiy as wen imurm-ju in)
e - lit 4lat,l..lAr th United Htmtmm.
head the movement for common honesty
In public affairs, and demand action
now, instead of waiting for the next
generation to accomplish .something
really worth while?
A. W. I.AFFERTT.