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TUB 3IORXIXG OREGOXIAX. MONDAY, MAY 31, 1915.
WILSON STANDS BY
Immediate Compliance Still
Demanded; Long Discus
sion Is Not Desired.
POLICY IS NOT CHANGED
Kxcliangc of Views as to Status of
Lusitania Regarded as Useless.
Tragic Act of German Sub
marine Still Chief Issue.
BY JOHN CALLAN O'LAUGHLIN.
WASHINGTON. May 30. (Special.)
President Wil.son is determined to stand
by his notice to Germany that It must
take "immediate steps" to stop sub
marine warfare on mercantile craft, so
far as it may endanger the lives of neu
trals. Ho meant precisely -what he said
when he used the following language
in his original note to the Berlin gov
erniiient. "I'.xpressions of renret and offers of
reparation in case of the destruction
of neutral ships sunk by mistake, while
they may satisfy international obliga
tions, if "no loss o life results, cannot
justify or excuse a practice, the nat
ural and necessary effect of which is
to subicct neutral nations and neutral
persona to new and immeasurable
Rntrrtu Not Sufficient.
r.ermanv has expressed resret and
made offers of reparation in the cases
of the American steamships Oulflibhl
and Cu.shin!,-. The President has said
this would not be sufficient. He stands
by his declaration.
A r.ieh official of the Administra
tion, who described Mr. Wilsons atti
tude tonight, said that when the Presi
dent sent his demands to Germany he
expected a reply, in case Mr. Gerard
did not receive his passports, which
would fail to satisfy the Just require
ments of the United States. He con
sidered every possible point which
mipht be advanced by the Berlin gov
ernment and prepared to meet it. He
is waiting only for the official text ol
the German communication to deter
mine finally his course of action.
Cabinet to IJUruHM Note.
The official text will be handed to
the President tomorrow mornins. There
will be some discussion of it at the
Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Then
the President will make a draft of the
response and present it to the Cabinet
Friday. Meantime tho Administration
will learn the view the country takes
of the reply and will guide himself to
some extent thereby.
At the same time, the President and
his advisers realize that the prestige
of the United States and the attitude
of foreign nations, including the bel
ligerents, toward us depends on the ac
tion he shall take. To engage in a
prolonged discussion with Germany, in
view of the character of the demands
made upon it. would not be of benefit
to the country. To exchange views as
to whether the Lusitania were an aux
iliary cruiser, with mounted concealed
guns, ammunition and Canadian sol
diers on board, would be to admit a
responsibility on the part of the United
States which undoubtedly would be the
basis of heavy claim by the Berlin gov
ernment. Breach of Neutrality Denied.
For a neutral to permit a belliger
ent vessel to be fitted in its ports to
cruise against the other belligerent is a
gross breach of neutrality, and this
principle, which the German govern
ment inferentlally charges the United
States with violating, was invoked by
the American Government when It de
manded and received compensation
from Great Britain in the celebrated
Alabama case. The truth is that be
fore the Lusitania sailed. Collector of
Customs Malone satisfied himself that
there were no guns, mounted or un
mounted, on the Lusitania, and that the
kind of ammunition she carried was not
in contravention of the American law
forbidding the conveyance of explosives.
Moreover, the British government has
given assurances that the Lusitania
was not an auxiliary cruiser.
As to whether the Lusitania had the
kind of bulkheads required -under inter
national obligations, it is pointed out
that whether she did or not is of no
importance beside the tragic fact that
a German submarine fired a torpedo
into the hull of the vessel. However,
the British government is prepared to
declare that the vessel was fitted with
tho bulkheads necessary to protect her
from the usual hazards of sea traffic.
Issue Nut to Be Diverted.
Nor is the United States to be divert
ed from the one pregnant issue of tho
cessation of submarine warfare against
merchant vessels by the question as to
what the United States has done toward
inducing Great Britain to permit food
stuffs to pass to Germany. Antici
pating that Germany might raise this
point later, the Administration was
careful to emphasize the fact that the
negotiations which were conducted in
February with both Germany and Great
Britain were purely "unofficial." The
negotiations failed because Great Brit
ain declined to lift its prohibition of
trade with Germany and. indeed, sought
to give a legal color to its conduct by
proclaiming a "long-range" blockade.
This Government feels it cannot bar
gain over the question of American
life. It cannot now go to Great Brit
ain and nay: "You must raise your
blockade in order that we may obtain
immunity from German submarine ope
rations." Great Britain's answer would be
sharp and decisive.
Therefore, the question is solely one
between the United States arid Ger
many and must remain so, in the view
of the high officials.
Arbitration Suggestion Embarrassing:.
Then there remains the suggestion
of a reference to The Hague for set
tlement of all cases in which Ger
many's responsibility is in doubt. As
has been pointed out, this is the most
embarrassing feature of the German
reply for President Wilson and Secre
tary Bryan. They do not believe the
country would stand for an interna
tional investigation such as Germany
has proposed, and they are certain
Great Britain would resent it. It is on
this proposal that the trend of public
opinion will be noted with Che great
If Germany would agree to stop sub
marine warfare to the extent demand
ed by the President while the investi
gation was in progress, doubtless, the
Administration would be glad to ap
prove this solution and might induce
Great Britain to assent to it- This
would be a step in the direction of
But Germany has promised nothing
of the kind.
JAG0W HOPES TO SETTLE
(Continued From First Paice.)
newspaper statements by more definite
Replying to a question. Dr. von
Jagow said that Germany from the
GERMAN REPLY HOLDS SINKING OF
LUSITANIA WAS "JUSTIFIED DEFENSE
(Continued From F i - -Ss 1
American steamers Cusrt; j CxM J
"The American Embassy has al
ready been informed that the German
government has no intention of sub
mitting neutral ships in the war zone,
which are guilty of no hostile acts,
to attacks by a submarine or subma
rines, or aviators. On the contrary,!
the German forces have repeatedly
been instructed most specificially to
avoid attacks on such ships. ,
"If neutral ships in recent months
have suffered through the German
submarine warfare owing to mistakes
in identification, it is a question only
of quite isolated and exceptional
cases, which can be attributed to the
British government's abuse of flags,
together with the suspicious or cul
pable behavior of the masters of the
Appeal to The Hague Suggested.
"The German government, in all
cases in which it has been shown by
its investigations that a neutral ship,
not itself at fault, was damaged by
German submarines or aviators, has
expressed regret over the unfortunate
accident, and, if justified by condi
tions, has offered indemnification.
"The cases of the Cushing and the
Gulflighc will be treated on the same
principles. An investigation of both
cases is progress, the result of
which will presently be communicated
to the Embassy. The investigation
can, if necessary, be supplemented by
an internationat call on the interna
tional commission of inquiry, as pro
vided by article III of The Hague
agreement of October 18, 1907.
"When sinking the British steamer
Falaba, the commander of the Ger
man submarine had the intention of
allowing the passengers and the crew
a full opportunity for a safe escape.
Only when the master did not obey
the order to heave to, but fled and
summoned help by rocket signals, did
the German commander order the
crew and passengers by signals and
megaphones to leave the ship within
10 minutes. He actually allowed "them
23 minutes' time and fired the torpedo
only when suspicious craft were has
tening to the assistance of the Falaba.
"Regarding the loss of life by the
sinking of the British passenger
steamer Lusitania, the German gov
ernment has already expressed to the
neutral governments concerned its
keen regret that citizens of their
states lost their lives. .
"On this occasion the imperial gov
ernment cannot escape the impression
that certain important - facts having
a direct bearing on the sinking of the
outset had, been willing to abandon
her submarine warfare against mer
chantmen in response to a return by
Great Britain to the regulations of war
regarding contraband generally ac
cepted before the war, the specific con
dition being the lifting of the embargo
on foodstuffs and raw materials now
on the list of conditional contraband.
"It was not Germany's fault, but
Great Britain's," he said, "that the
well-meant proposals of the United
States for a compromise failed."
Foodstuffs Issue One of Principle.
"The question of foodstuffs and raw
materials," Dr. Von Jagow said, "is not
a question of necessity for Germany,
but one of principle. Germany has
shown, I think, that it cannot be
starved out by Great Britain's embargo
on foodstuffs. We may be a little short
of some one or other particular food
product, but we have enough to, live on
and keep up the struggle.
"The same is true of raw materials,
with which, according to the London
declaration, belligerents have no right
to interfere when they are not specif
ically destined for the armed forces of
"Germany Is able to get along, even
if the imports of such materials are
cut off. Germany, however, objects to
the cool assumption of the British Cab
inet that when it is unable to defeat
the German armies legitimately on the
battlefield it is entitled to try to force
the nation to its knees by economic
pressure, disregarding all accepted pre
cepts and regulations of war.
Analogy of Fortress Disputed.
"The analogy of the besieged fortress
does not apply to Germany. The resi
dent who settles in a fortress does so
cognizant of the risk and aware that he
can leave before the siege begins; but
there is no precedent for the siege of
the civilian population of a whole na
tion in its own land, with no possibility
of escaping. Germany will fight such
unjustified methods of warfare with all
the means at her disposal."
Dr. von Jagow said lie had absolutely
no information regarding the American
steamer Nebraskan, which was dam
aged by an explosion in the Irish Sea
last week, and, in the absence of any
definite news, as to whether the ship
was torpedoed or struck a mine, he de
clined to express any opinion as to
the effect of the incident on the pend
"The Nebraskan, in any event." Dr,
von Jagow said, "was not torpedoed
with design by a German submarine,
The German policy regarding neutral
shipping, even in the war zone, had
been enunciated clearly. There was no
intention of attacking neutral ships."
"Are you an optimist or a pessimist
regarding the German-American situa
tion?" the correspondent asked, as he
was taking his leave of the Foreign
"How can I tell how our note will be
received?" replied Dr. von Jagow. "I
have no means of communicating with
the Americans at Washington or of
gauging public sentiment. Wireless
communication Is rather unsatisfactory.
There are no means for cabling and
the open wireless messages we are
sending are read or interfered with by
British stations. We are virtually cut
off from America and are working in
Crematorium to Be Dedicated.
The -new crematorium and colum
barium at the Mount Scott Park Ceme
tery will be formally dedicated this
morning1. The exercises will begin at
10:30. Dedicatory addresses will be
given by Emmet Williams and Roscoe
Lusitania may have escaped the at
tention of the American Government.
"In the interest of a clear and com
plete understanding, which is the aim
of both governments, the imperial
government considers it first neces
sary to convince itself that the infor
mation accessible to both govern
ments about the facts of the case is
complete and in accord.
"The Government of the United
States proceeds on the assumption1
that the Lusitania could be regarded
as an ordinary unarmed merchant
man. The imperial government al
lows itself in this connection to point
out that the Lusitania was one of the
largest and rastest British merchant
ships, built with government funds as
an auxiliary cruiser and carried ex
pressly as such in the 'Navy List' is
sued by the British Admiralty.
British Merchantmen Declared Armed
"It is further known to the imperial
government, from trustworthy re
ports from its agents and neutral
passengers, that for a considerable
time practically all the more valuable
British merchantmen have been
equipped with cannon and ammunition
and other weapons and manned with
persons who have been specially
trained in serving guns.
"The Lusitania, too, according to
information- received here, had can-,
non aboard, which were mounted and
concealed below decks.
"The Imperial government further
has the honor to direct the particular
attention of the American Govern
ment to the fact that the British Ad
miralty in a confidential instruction
issued in February, 1915, recommend
ed its mercantile shipping not' only to
seek protection under neutral flags
and distinguishing marks, but also,
while thus disguised, to attack Ger
man submarines by ramming. As a
special incitation to merchantmen to
destroy submarines, the British gov
ernment also offered high prizes and
has already paid such rewards.
Vessels Not "Undefended."
"The imperial government, in view
of these facts indubitably known to
it, is unable to regard their merchant
men in the zone of naval operations
specified by the Admiralty Staff of
the German navy as ""undefended.'
German commanders consequently are
no longer able to observe the cus
tomary regulations of the prize law,
which they before always followed.
"Finally, the imperial government
must point out particularly that the
Lusitania on its last trip, as on earlier
occasions, carried Canadian troops
and war material, including no less
than 5400 cases of ammunition in
Nelson. The Grand Army of the Re
public will take an active part in the
services. John Claire Monteith and
Mrs. Fred Olsen will sing. Prayer and
benediction will be given by Rev. W.
CO-ED CHECKS FLAMES
MISS HELEX JOHN'S BRAVES SMOKE
FILLED ROOM TO FIGHT FIRE.
Girl Climbs in Building, Armed With
Garden Hose, nnd Saves Home
Before Men Arrive. '
EUGENE. Or., May 30. (Special.)
Helen Johns, a Pendleton co-ed at the
University, saw a flame flickering in
th window of a. house as she and some
other girls passed early last night.
The occupants were away, so she
ran to a neighbor and told the woman
to phone the fire department. Seizing
a ga-rden hose she had one of the other
girls boost her in through a window,
several feet from the ground, into a
smoke-filled room, where she played
the hose until the firemen arrived.
She acted quickly, and the firemen
say that her promptness saved the
house, but she revolted afterward at
the thought of publicity.
"We just saw the flames flickering
as we passed." she protested. "Don't
say anything about us. Say the woman
next door did it. She turned in the
the alarm. We didn't do anything. It
was just a garden hose, and the fire
was so small and the firemen came so
quickly. It was nothing at all, really,
and it all seems too silly to talk about."
The origin of the fire is a mystery,
as no one was home all day.
$40,000 DAMAGE IS DONE
(Continued From First Page.)
lice, said the shipment was to have
been sent a week ago on the Japanese
steamer Shensie Maru, but that vessel
would not take it and the consignment
was being held for another vessel.
Shock Rocks Balldings.
The shock of the explosion was tre
mendous. Buildings throughout the en
tire downtown district rocked as if they
were about to fall, and hundreds of
plate-glass windows fell into the street.
E. Moen, quartermaster of the United
States coast guard cutter Manning,
which was anchored within a few hun
dred yards of the scow, saw the explo
sion. "I looked toward the barge only a
few minutes before the explosion and
saw the lights burning and everything
apparently ail right," he said.
Wide Territory Is Shaken.
"When 1 was making a turn around
the deck near the stern of the Manning
I heard a slight explosion. 1 walked
toward the bow to find out if anything
had happened aboard our ship. As I
reached the bow. the powder scow, lift
ed on a pillar of flame a hundred feet
high, burst into a million fragments."
Residents in the -hill district over
looking the bay also saw the flame leap
into the air and supposed that a steam
er had blown up.
The explosion was felt within a ra
dius of 33 miles from Seattle, a shock
at first thought to have been an earth
quake being felt as far north as Ever
ett and as far south as Tacoma.
Captains and officers of boats coming
to Seattle from Bremerton, Poulsbo.
I'.agle Harbor and even as far away as
Port Ludlow, near the mouth of Hood
Canal, report hearing the explosion.
"It was quite distinct at Port Lud
low," said the purser of the steamer
Rosalie, while the master of the steam
tended for the destruction of the
brave German soldiers who are ful
filling their duty with self sacrifice
and devotion in the fatherland's
Sinking Held Justified.
"The German government believes
that it was acting in justified self-defense
in seeking with all the means
of warfare at its disposition to pro
tect the lives of its soldiers by destroy
ing ammunition intended for the
"The British shipping company must
have been aware of the danger to
which the passengers aboard the Lu
sitania were exposed under these
conditions. The company in embark
ing them, notwithstanding this, at
tempted deliberately to use the lives
of American citizens as protection for
the ammunition aboard and acted
against the clear provisions of the
American law, which expressly pro
hibits the forwarding of passengers
on ships carrying ammunition and
provides a penalty therefor. The
company therefore is wantonly guilty
of the death of so many passengers
Quick Sinking Laid to Ammunition.
"There can be no doubt, according
to the definite report of the sub
marine's commander, which is further
confirmed by all ottier information,
that the quick sinking of the Lusi
tania is primarily attributable to the
explosion of the ammunition shipment
caused by a torpedo. The Lusitania's
passengers would otherwise, in all
human probability, have been saved.
''The imperial government considers
the above-mentioned facts important
enough to recommend them to the at
tentive examination of the American
"The imperial government, while
withholding its final decision on the
demands advanced in connection with
the sinking of the Lusitania until re
ceipt of an answer from the American
government, feels impelled in conclu
sion to recall here and now that it
took cognizance with satisfaction of
the mediatory proposals submitted by
the United States Government to Ber
lin and London as a basis for a modus
vivendi for conducting the maritime
warfare between Germany and Great
"The imperial government, by its
readiness to enter upon a discussion
of these proposals, then demonstrated
its good intentions in ample fashion.
The realization of these proposals was
defeated, as is well known, by the
declinatory attitude of the British
"The undersigned takes occasion,
er Dolphin, which was near Point No
Point at the time, says that both flash
and noise were noticed from his ves
sel. Cargo for Military Purposes.
George B. Adair, Northwest agent for
the Giant Powder Company, said to
night that SO per cent dynamite, such
as was on board of the senw, is used
only for military purposes in filling
submarine mines or for fortifications.
It is valued at 17 cents per pound,
which would make this consignment
worth approximately $3287.
The explosion had a peculiar effect
on the wireless outfits of the coast
guard cutter Manning and the cable
ship Restorer, both of which are
anchored out in Elliott Bay, in that the
receiving sets of both ships were put
out of commission. None of the wire
less men have any explanation to make
as to the reason for this.
"There is no possible way in which
the city can be held liable for the dam
age caused by the explosion," said
Mayor Gill tonight. "The dynamite
was in the safest place in which it
could possibly be kept. It used to be
handled on this side, but the harbor
master changed things so that Harbor
Island is the only place where it can
lawfully be transferred now.
"Just because it was tied to a city
buoy the city cannot be held liable
any more than it can for fires that
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TORTURES LAID TO
Escaped Russian Spy Says
Ears Were Cut Off to Ex
ORDEAL IS DESCRIBED
Man Makes Affidavit That Lieuten
ant of General Stafr, OUicr Lieu
tenants and Red Cross
Officer Were Present.
BY ROBERT R. M'CORYICK.
(Staff correspondent of the Chicago Tribune.
Copyright, 1015. by the Tribune. Published
PETROGRAD. May 4. The following
story of the torture by German officers
of & Russian soldier in civilian clothes
was told to me, though an interpreter,
by the victim himself.
He told me that almost all of his
right ear was cut off with a pair of
The interview with the soldierotook
place in the library of the Prince of
Oldenberg's hospital yesterday (Mon
day, May 3) beginning at 3 P. M.
Franklin A. Gaylord and F. M. Course
translated my questions into Russian
and the answers Into English.
The victim was Porfiri Panasuk, Ser
geant of the One ..Hundred and Forty
first Russian infantry. He was acting
as a. "scout in civil" (spy) when ar
rested by the Germans. At the conclu
sion of my interview with him his
answers were again read to Panasuk
in Russian, verified and, sworn to by
Man's Own Story Told.
The truth of Panasuk's story Is
further attested by an affidavit, signed
by members of the bureau of inquiry
of the Russian army staff, and by Lieu
tenant Dieterle, of the German army,
who was present when Panasuk gave
his testimony before the bureau of in
quiry at Lomja.
I obtain Panasuk's Btory by a method
of questions and aViswers. His story
as told in-that form to me is as follows:
"Q. Your name? A. Porfiri Gera
"Q. Born? A. Government Kief.
"Q. Age? A. 26.
"Q. Rank? A. Sfergeant 141st In
fantry. "Q. What doing when captured? A.
Scout in civil, arrested by Lieutenant
and four soldiers.
"Q: where taken? A. Headquar
ters cavalry regiment at Rosoki.
"Q. W'hen? 15 March (Russian),
hetween 8 and 9 P. M.
"Q. What was first thing they did?
A. Offered money ror information.
"O. What questions asked? A.
They asked whereabouts various regi
ments; First Siberian army corps. Sec
ond Turkestan corps, Second Caucasian
corps. Fifth army corps. Nineteenth
army corps. Fourth army corps, Si
berian. Threat of Tortnre Made.
O "Were these corps near there?
A They were near there.
n What answer did he give? A-
He said he knew nothing about it and
was not a soldier.
"Q Then what did they do? A.
They told him that if he told them they
would release him: if not they would
torture him to death.
"O Who were present? A. 1. An
officer in epaulets whom the soldiers
treated with great deference, with white
ahnulrinr belt and regimental No. 7 on
round enaulets. Lieutenant of the gen
eral staff. 2. Ten Lleutenants'of the
Seventh regiment. 3. A Red Cross offi
cer with No. 85 on his epaulets. 4. Two
snlriiera with guns.
"O. Who did the talking A. First,
tinder officers spoke in Polish. When
he refused to answer they spoke in Rus
sian. Second, a Lieutenant called him
q. What happened next? A He
said they had a right to treat him as a
spy, but that neither Russians nor Ger
mans had a right to torture a prisoner.
Then the officer of high rank ordered
in German that scissors be brought. A
young officer took them from among the
naDers on the table. (KanasuK demon
strated that the scissors were a little
longer than his index finger.) They
said. 'Tell.' He replied. 'I will not.'
Then a staff Lieutenant took the lobe of
his right ear in the left hand, andf rais
ing the scissors, said, "If you don't tell
I cut." He replied, "I will not tell.' Then
the Lieutenant with a quick motion cut
off the lobe of the ear.
Q. After he had cut off the lobe did
be ask any more questions? A. The
same man then said, "Tell, or we will
do more.' He replied, "I will not.' Then
one under officer took him by the two
hands and another took his head. The
Lieutenant then cut a slice from the
back of his ear quickly.
"Q. Was their manner brutal? A.-
When first srrested they treated him
pleasantly and offered cigarettes. But
when he refused to answer questions
tbeir attitude became angry and re
mained so. In all, they cut four slices
from hia ear at intervals of about 10
minutes, during which they questioned
and threatened him. After that the
man who had cut the ear seired his
nose and twisted it, and at the same
time pinched him in the jaw so hard
that he could hardly eat for nearly two
"Q. What time did the cutting be
gin? A. About 10 P. M.
"Q What followed? A. Two sol
diers of the Twenty-second Regiment
infantry remained with him; the others
"Q Did officers say anything before
leaving? A. Some words in German
he did not understand. And spat on the
floor near his feet.
"Q What next? A. Before leaving
another officer threw him a rag about
six feet long and two feet wide and he
wrapped his bleeding ears, nose and
mouth in it.
Q. How did soldiers treat him when
alone with him? A. They looked fierce
ly at him. but said and did nothing."
Prisoner Escapes Krons Captors.
"Q- What next? A. Then an offi
cer and two soldiers took him down a
narrow street. They hurried him and
one struck him In the back with the
butt of a rifle. He pretended to be hurt
and staggered a few steps, then finding
a fence on bis lett he Jumped it, be
cause he knew there was & wood in
that direction. He ran into another
fence and climbed that and ran to the
woods. He heard the soldiers take the
bayonets off their rifles and heard them
fire Just before he reached the woods.
He did not hear the bullets whistle.
"Q- How far from first fence to
woods? A. About 100 yards.
"Q. What next? A. He walked
about the woods all night. In the morn
ing a squad of German cavalry caught
him. They asked him what had hap
pened. He replied a Russian shell had
exploded near his hut and caused the
injury and. had killed two of bis chil
dren. He told them he was going
through the Russian lines to live more
quietly. They asked his nationality.
He said Polish. They asked if he had
seen any Russians, lie replied he had
not. They told him to go to the right;
but he went in another direction to the
village of Lira, in the Lomsha govern
ment. He traveled all day and then
found Russian soldiers.
"Q. Of what regiment were the cav
alry scouts? A. He does not know.
"Q. Describe the man who cut your
ear. A. Lieutenant, medium height,
stout, small mustache, reddish mus
tache, reddish hair."
To this he signed:
U can confirm that I stated the plain
truth. Porfiri Panasuk, 20 April, 1916."
Such is the story of Panasuk told to
me by the one-eared hero standing in
the respectful attitude of a Russian
noncommissioned officer before his su
periors. That he had shown a patriotism of
the purest flame, a courage unequaled
by any of the epauletted officers pres
ent; that he had received five medals
of honor from his commander-in-chief
had made no visible impression upon
the moujik sergeant.
My interrogation was carried on
through interpreters, and of course 1
could not understand his words, but 1
eyed him narrowly to detect any ex
pression of boastf ulnesti or deceit, and
1 changed the sequence of my questions
over in different form as the affidavit
shows In my best endeavor to expose
falsehood if any there was.
In this connection I am glad to re
member the principle of war established
by our army that peace creates no bar
and that the statute of limitations does
not run against crimes contrary to the
laws or war.
SCHOOL CHILDREN'S SPECIAL ADMISSION
Another Great Educational Feature.
ARTHUR J. A YLES WORTH'S
Wild Animal Life Pictures
IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES AND ALASKA.
Taking: you through a two-year expedition into the great unex
plored North Country with gun and camera. Thrilling capture of
wild animals. This coupon and 5c is good for one admission on
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 11:00 A. M. and 6:00
P. M. Matinee only. REGULAR PRICES AFTER 5 O'CLOCK
For Decoration Day
In the Emotional Dramatic Success
Stolen Goods at
lOc-Peoples Theater Today-lOc
To All Men
Old Enough to Bear Arms
Know all men by these presents that no
American citizen need pay any more rent,
commencing from the day
10c ANY SEAT 10c
I Am Buying This Space
to Assure Portland
That the 5-Act Photo
Drama The Shooting
THE STONE AGE
a Comedy, and
Dorothy Daphne Lewis
Popular Singer, and
Carney, Dimond and
Makes This the Best Ail
Round Show Ever Offered
Use This Holiday to Con
vince Yourself That Win
stock Is Telling the Truth.
Melvin G. Winstock
he buys a home in Rose City
on the installment plan from
Cor. 4th and Stark