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THE 3IORNIXG OREGONIAN. TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1915.
House of Commons Gives Sec
ond Reading Despite Stand
KITCHENER'S ARMY GROWS
Response lo Appeal for 300,000 Kc
cruits Grows, Sajs Asquith.
X7nioa Men Declare They Are
"Milling to Itectirj- Errors.
LOXDON, June 7. Despite opposition
1v labor members and by Sir Henry
Dalziel, a radical Liberal, the House
of Commons today gave a second read
ing to the Ministry of Munitions bill,
and then sent the bill to the committee
of the whole. The committee said the
salary of the Minister of Munitions, who
would be David I.loyd Ueorge, would
not exceed 5000 tS25.000).
The opposition to the measure was
on the ground that it was in effect a
measure for the conscription of British
lubor. The bill will be discussed fur
ther tomorrow by the House, when Pre
mier Asquith has promised a detailed
announcement concerning the Rovern
menfs attitude on recruiting and the
J. 11. Thomas, a labor member, who
was the last to speak on the bill at
today's session, said that if the muni
tions measure was passed it is incum
bent on the government to give an
eurances that any relaxation in trade
union rules should be only for the dura
tion of the war.
Labor Offers Conrnulo.
The government." said Mr. Thomas,
"will not get what it wants by putting
a pistol at labor's head. Liet the gov
ernment say what it wants and the
labor leaders and the workers will
quickly rectify any mistakes that have
Fremlur Asquith announced that the
response to Field Marshal Karl Kitch
ener's appeal for 300,000 recruits had
Alluding to the Intervention of Italy,
Mr. Asquith said:
"During half a century there never
ha3 been a shadow of discord between
the two nations. We regard her as one
of the custodians of the free traditions
trt Europe. We warmly grasp the hand
of Italy and welcome her gallant sailors
and soldiers as fellow comrades in the
(truggle on which the liberty of the
Frederick J. Kellaway, Liberal mem
ber for Bedford, asked "whether the
rovernment has the power of stopping
the mischievous campaign of a group of
newspapers which endeavored to pre
vent men from joining the army by re
fusing to publish Lord Kitchener's ap
peal for more men and violently at
tacking its conditions, and whether the
government was aware that these at
tacks came from the same source as did
the recent attacks on Lord Kitchener."
Harold J. Tennant. Parliamentary
under-secretary for war. replied:
"The action of these journals has
stimulated response to Lord Kitchener's
nppeal. It Is believed the men required
will be rapidly available."
Mr. Tennant's answer was greeted
Mr. Kellaway asked assurance from
the coalition government that "this ma
lignant press will not be able to con
tinue its attacks on the leaders of the
Mr. Tennant. however, said h; thought
this action was not necessary.
VILLA IS SEEKING TRUCE
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ports of the defeats of Generals Villa
and Angeles at Trinidad by the Car
ranza forces under command, of Gen
eral Obregon after five days of contin
uous fightinr. There was rejoicing In
According to the information General
Obregon had driven a wedge between
the forces of Villa and Angeles, sepa
rating these two Generals. The defeat
of the Villistas Is regarded as corrobo
rative of- statements reaching Wash
ington that the backbone of the Villa
movement has been broken by General
This Is the second severe defeat that
Obregon has administered to the Villa
forces within the last six weeks.
Senor Cardoza, the Brazilian Minis
ter in Mexico City, notified the State
Department that the exodus of Ameri
cans and other foreigners from Mexico
City had begun and that a special train
was leaving that capital loday with
418 men. Women and children. Accord
ing to Senor Cardoza's figures the
train will carry 90 Americans, 44' Eng
lishmen, 127 Spaniards and 57 persons
of scattered nationalities: The train
will go from Mexico City to Tizayuea,
northeast of the capital, beyond which
the Zapatista government has no con
trol over the communications.
From Tizayuea the passengers, who
will disembark at that point, will
have to travel over a gap of about 21
miles to a. point on the Mexican Rail
way, where they will board the train
that left Vera Cruz today for Pachuca
for the purpose of meeting the Mexico
City refugees and taking them to Vera
Accumulated mails were sewt from
Vera Cruz by this train.
Secretary Bryan was notified today
that the revolt against Carranza au
thorities In the territory of Quintana
Itoo was short-lived. The leader of
the revolt has been captured with his
associates. The State Department was
also informed today that General Car
ranza has made a statement that the
discontent in the state of Tabasco arose
solely from the action of the state au
thorities in unjustly appropriating a
large number of private properties.
The Governor of Tabasco is now at
Vera Cruz and the statement is made
in messages received by Secretary
Bryan that the Carranzistas now have
the situation in Tabasco jvell In hand.
According to official information
reaching Washington today the corn
supply of Vera Cruz was exhausted
several days ago. On June 4. 7650 sacks
of corn arrived on the steamer Mexico
and about 5000 sacks of this consign
ment are for the use of the Carranza
government. A telegram to Secretary
Bryan from Tampico states that rail
communication between Tampico and
Laredo. Tex., has been reopened, but
the Villistas are still in control of the
territory surrounding the Panuco
River. . There is a. smallpox epidemic
. In the Frontera district In Tabasco
I.KTTKII SAYS 5 00 DIE IX DAY
Mothers With Babes Starving While
Soldiers TJob and Steal.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. June 7.
Famine conditions in Mexico City
were described in a letter received
today from S. Jamison Swarman by
a relative here. Mr. Swarman has
been a merchant in Mexico City for
IS years. The letter follows:
"While our residents are dying- of
hunger, soldiers of Zapata are going
around robbing, stealing, killing and
destroying. ' President Roque Gonzales
Garza is in charge of the situation,
but ho is unable to offer any relief.
He already has confiscated all food
stuffs in the stores for' distribution
among the poor and middle classes.
He was enabled to give each family
enough rations to last through 72
hours if they practiced economy.
"All day the streets are crowded
with paupers begging for a bite to
eat. With the foodstuffs shortage the
number of paupers was multiplied by
thousands. Most of the street beggars
are women with babes in arms.
"At night naked children go to the
doorsteps of the richer Americans to
plead for food. Ambulances are re
moving their bodies by the hundreds
very day. It is estimated that the
death rate is 500 persons a day."
THREE GENERALS EXECUTED
Carranza Indians Under Nafarratc
Mete Out Death.
BROWNSVILLE. Tex., June 7. Three
Mexican Generals and 10 other Mexi
cans, previously with the army of Gen
eral Eulalio Gutierrez, have been exe
cuted by Indians composing part of
the Carranza army under General E. P.
This news was made public In Mata
Carranza ofllcem said the party was
being cent by Gutierrez to the United
States with 1,500.000 pesos, which was
to be used in organizing another revo
lution in Mexico. They were captured
last week near Aldamas. Nuevo Leon,
it was said, and promptly executed.
The Generals executed were, accord
ing to the statements, Eugenio Agul
erre Benavides. Julian Delgado and
NOTES FOUND ON MONKS
MILITARY MAP ALSO TAKEN IS
Strong: lAght Reflector Discovered by
Officers After Seeing Signal Rays
flashed Out Over Sea.
BARI. Italy, June 6. via Rome and
Paris, June 7. Certain details of the
recent arrest here of five Dominican
monks, whose monastery windows
looked out over the Adriatic, has been
An army lieutenant noticing the
flashing rays of a strong light, traced
them to the monastery. The monk in
charge declared there were only three
monks in the building. A second monk
appeared, but the lieutenant could not
find the third. Finally he broke down
the door of a cell and found within a
monk who had a war map on which
were annotations of military value.
All three monks said the upper Story
of the monastery was not in use. In
vestigation showed that on the upper
floor there had been set up near a
window a large reflector for signaling
purposes. Here also two more monks
were found. All were taken into cus
tody. The search of the lieutenant re
vealed a large number of documents
and notes prepared by the monks, to
gether with letters . from colleges in
Under the law it is Impossible for
the Italian authorities to search the
premises of religious institutions un
less they have direct evidence of acts
believed to be against the interests of
3 SUBMARINES TRAPPED
TRAVELERS REPORT KEWS NOT
German Craft Declared to Have Sur
rendered After Being; Caaeht In
British Nets, Near Glasgow.
NEW YORK. June 7. Three German
submarines recently were trapped and
captured in the Firth of Tay. near
Dundee, according to persons arriv
ing here today on the steamer Came
ronia, from Glasgow and Liverpool. It
was asserted that the undersea boats
had penetrated far into the Firth of
Tay, not far from the city, had been
detected there and trapped by nets
dropped in the narrow fairway, through
which they would have to leave. They
remained submerged for 60 hours, it
was said, then came to the surface
No such incident has been men
tioned in any of the official British
When the Cameronla left Glasgow or
dinary business there virtually had
been suspended and all available men
were employed in - the government
On the outward voyage the Came
ronia took more than 1800 Canadian
troops across the ocean. Torpedo-boat
destroyers convoyed her through the
BRIDGE WRECKER DEMURS
German Officer at Boston Attacks
BOSTON. June 7. Werner Horn, the
German army officer who was arrested
in connection with the attempt to blow
up the international bridge between
Canada and Vanceboro, Me., on Feb
ruary 2 last, today presented a de
murrer to the indictment charging
him with carrying explosives from
New York to Vanceboro in violation of
the Federal laws.
Horn attacks the indictment on
technical grounds and filed a plea
against the jurisdictioni of the court.
This plea is based on the contention
that he committed an act of war. and
consequently was beyond the jurisdic
tion of the United States courts.
He asked leave also to amend his pe
tition for a writ of habeas corpus on
the ground that he did not say in the
original petition that he was domiciled
or resident in Germany.
MASTERS DOOM RAGGING
"Happy Medium" Dance to Be Cre
ated at San Francisco Convention.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 7. (Special.)
The International Association of
Dancing Masters, who began today a
six days' convention with demonstr.
tione of new steps, has decreed that ths
Grizzly Bear, Turkey Trot. Bunny Hug,
the Argentine Tango Glides and all
such things are vulgar and barbarous
and worthy of eternal relegation to the
slough of oblivion.
And to assure these passing fancies
. certain death a new dance will be
evolved by the 65 leading masters of
the United States and Canada. A new
dance, as yet unnamed. Is to be an
nounced Thursday. It is to be a "happy
medium" between the Fox Trot, the
Canter Waltz and the One-Step, on the
one hand, and on the other, the good
old-fashioned waltz and two-step of
Australia is uried
to regulate bread
RUSSIAN LOSS DUE
PARTLY TO JAPAN
Munitions Needed by Czar Held
Up by Tokio During Nego
tiations With China.
IRON RODS USED IN BATTLE
Opening of Arctic Seaport Is Ex
pected by Military Observers to
Relieve Situation Causing
Defeat by Teutons.
WASHINGTON. June 7. Reports
from various sources have convinced
military experts of the truth of as
sertions that recent Russian reverses
have been due in a large measure to a
shortage of ammunition.
Until the harbor at Archangel was
opened by ice breakers late in May,
Russia was without a port through
which ammunition could 'reach her
shores. Russian factories are said here
to be limited and unimportant, so the
only avenue through which munitions
were reaching the country in quanti
ties was the trans-Siberian Railway.
Japan Withhold Monitions.
Japanese ammunition factories sup
plied practically all their output to the
Russians early in the war. But the
disagreement between China and Japan
over, the Japanese demands and the
prospects of war in the Far East caused
Japan to hold its war supplies in
reserve temporarily, reducing traffic in
munitions over the trans-Siberian route
to the products of American factories
reaching the Far East.
The average time passengers allow
for the trip from Vladivostok to Petro
grad in times of peace Is 11 3ays.
Only a limited portion of the railway
through Siberia is double tracked, con
sequently freight shipments are neces
sarily slow, even, when all other traffic
is sidetracked to make way for war
Freight Traffic Is Slow.
Shipments from the United States
must be carried from San Francisco
on freight steamers which take at least
a month for the trip to Vladivostok. It
is said, too, that there have been many
difficulties In timing American ship
ments so as to keep the Russian forces
supplied -with shells when the supply
from Japan fails them. Well-authenticated
reports indicate that artillery
pieces and rifles, as well as shells and
cartridges, were lacking among the
garrison which lost Przemysl to the
In some cases Russian troops are said
to have been armed with onlv crowbars
and steel rods. In lieu of bayonetted
ruies tor use in hand-to-hand con
flicts. After the port of Archangel has been
open a few weeks longer, military ex
perts believe Russia's problem will be
MERCHANT SHIPS WANTED
Senator Underwood Says Soulli
Vould Kscape Depression'.
ANDALUSIA Ala., June 7 Construc
tion of merchantmen rather than bat
tleships was urged by Senator Under
wood In an address here today.
"We need transportation facilities,"
said the Senator. "If we had a num
ber of merchantmen there would be a
way to transport our cotton and there
would have been no depression of
business in the South."
He urged calmness in deliberations
GERMAN'S REMOVAL ASKED
Suez Canal Management Objects to
Having Mr. Heineken on Board.
PARIS, June 7. The- management of
the Suez Canal Company will ask he
shareholders at their annual meeting
on June 14 to remove Philip Heineken,
of the North German Lloyd Company,
as a director of the corporation.
The company's balance sheets show
net profits of 80,299.000 francs. After
carrying over 18.700,000 francs to sur
plus, the company pays a dividend of
24 per cent.
MINISTERS ARE ASSIGNED
Business Sessions of Church of
Xazarene End at Walla AValla.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., June 7.
(Special.) The business session of the
Northwest district conference of the
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Church of the Nazarene came to a close
last night with announcement of ar
rangement of pastors. Rev. De Lance
Wallace, of Walla Walla, was named
chairman of the advisory board, with
the other members as follows: W. S. Bar.
nctt. Walla Walla; Rev. C. Howard
Davis and Mrs. Edith Whiteside, of
Portland. The pastors for Oregon are
announced as follows:
Ashland aYid Rogue River, C. B.
Langdon; Albany, . Charles Helfrlch;
Salem, B. W. Shaver: Barlow and Can
by, J. M. Buchart: McMinnville, F. D.
Crook; Newberg, Aaron Wells; Tilla
mook and Hemlock, A. H. Smith; Port
land, first, C. Howard Davis; Brent
wood. Stella Crooks (supply); Sell
wood, H. ,C. Baker; Scandinavian and
Highland Park Missions, J. G. Bringe
dahl; Madras, Samuel L. Mendel (sup
ply): Condon, to be supplied; Winlock,
Lee Davis (supply).
Rev. J. T. Little, of Newberg, Or., is
the new district superintendent. The
next meeting will be held In Everett.
LONE SURVIVOR FIGHTS
BRITISH SOLDIER IN ENEMY'S
TRENCH HURLS BACK GRENADES.
Officer and 10 Men Sarroanded y Ger
man Reported to Have Held
Ground Until Night.
LONDON, June 7 The exploit of a
British soldier who lay in the crater
made by a shell and hurled back at the
Germans bombs which' they tossed Into
the excavation to kill him. is related
in a dispatch from the front, under
date of June 4, from the official ob
server attached to the British army as'
given out in London tonight.
"After having got into a German
trench and finding he was the only sur
vivor of his party, he managed to crawl
deep in a shell crater near by," the
observer says. "The Germans knew
where he was, but could not shoot him,
and were prevented by our rifle fire
from approaching. They therefore
contented themselves with lobbing
hand grenades into the crater.
"All day long this British soldier re
mained in the hole within a few yards
of the enemy, picking up and hurling
back bombs with which he was pelted.
At night he managed to crawl safely
back to our lines."
Another incident described by the
official observer-has to do with an of
ficer and 10 men who, when the Ger
mans stormed and captured British
trenches near Ypres, refused to retire.
Surrounded by the Germans on all
aides, they stuck to their trench in the
hope of regaining the lost ground by a
counter attack. At nightfall, they
withdrew after holding the Germans
at bay throughout the day.
GRIDIRON FRAUD EXPOSED
"Memberships" in Inclusive Club
Being Sold Broadcast.
WASHINGTON, June 7. (Special.)
Edgar C. Snyder, president of the Grid
iron Club, of this city, in view of
the continued operations of a gang of
swindlers, who are engaged in selling
associate memberships in the club to
prominent persons throughout the
country, warns the public against these
impostors and calls upon the victims
to assist the club in bringing them to
"The Gridiron Club is in all essentials
a dining club," said Mr. Snyder. "It
has never contemplated building a
clubhouse nor has it at any time con
sidered the enlargement of its asso
ciate membership list."
OLD SLOOP OF WAR SOLD
Portsmouth, of Krragut's Fleet, Is
Marketed for $3 6 62.
WASHINGTON. June 7. The old
sloop of war Portsmouth, which took
possession of San Francisco Bay for
the United States in 1846, destroyed
the Chinese fortifications at Canton in
1856 and later fought with Admiral
Farragut, was sold today for S3662
to John H. Gregory, of Perth Am
boy. N. J.
The staunch old ship lies sunk at
her berth in the Norfolk Navy-yard and
is good only for the material in her
hull. Since the Civil War she has been
used as a training ship.
WITNESS, SILENT, IS HELD
Fraud " Complainant Arrested in
"Wireless Wire Tappers" Case.
NEW YORK. June 7. William
O'Reilly, a builder of Toronto, com
plaining witness against Fred Gondorf
and James Fitzgerald, alleged "wire
less wire tappers," who are charged
with having swindled O'Reilly out of
$17,000, was himself locked up today
in default of 20,000 bail for changing
his mind and deciding that he would
not testify against the two men.
O'Reilly was held as a material wit
ness after the grand liirv had fnnnH
true bills against Gondorf and Fitz
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and crank case at
June White and Clearance Sales
We are very busy. The countless extraordinary sales throughout the store
is the most ' convincing and logical reason. It is further proof that the economies
offered are worth while. It is bu natural that the advertisements tell only a small
part of the story. ' It would be impossible to do little else but pick from here and there
examples of what are to be found throughout this store in June sales. Months of
preparation on the part of our entire organization makes our June sales pre-eminent. Come.
Ready Tuesday, White Chinchilla Coats at $12.50
Of Crepe and Longcloth
Regularly $1.25, $1.35,
The newest models in dainty
slip-on styles, made of extra fine
materials. Empire effects, deep
yokes, tailored gowns. Trimmed
with fine lace and embroidery or
French bandings. Also crepe
models with flowered crepe yokes
The Quaker Girl's
Pretty Tub Materials
and Only $6.95
In style exactly as illustrated.
Made of sheer cotton voile, in
black and white, navy and white
stripes, and pink, black and blue
figures. Featuring the new flounced
skirt and Quaker girl collar and
cuffs of dainty white lawn. Girdle
of crushed silk, with buttons and tic
to match girdle.
Of Tub Silk $3.35
Instead of $4.50.
Te sort of blouse a woman
wants now something different
from the ordinary styles and here
it is the latest thing in striped
washable silk in a world of the
smartest combinations Roman
stripes, fancy candy stripes, hair
Made in a popular style for
Summer, with the two-in-one collar,
worn buttoned to the neck, or com
The silk in these waists is excel
lent quality, and will tub perfectly.
The safest and most sanitary
method of acquiring a smooth
Here first, as usual.
We are very busy. From
Those who delayed Summer
Summer furnishings at June Sale prices.
Here are some of the remarkable
$1 Athletic Sumlner Union Suits 69c
$2 White Lisle Union Suits $1.65
Broken Line U. Suits, 34 to 38, $1.15
$1.$0 Fancy Sum. Pajamas $1.15
$2 Fine Tailored Pajamas at $1.39
$1.00 and $1.50 Silk Sox for 79c
Lisle and Silk Fiber Sox 25c
Just arrived by express, and
shown for the first time Tuesday.
Smart, attractive styles that are
in special favor for midsummer
wear. They come in two dis
tinctive models, as illustrated one
bound with silk braid around col-
1 1. 11. 1 Ct IT-1
iar, pocKets, veil ana currs. i he
other full-flare style, with belt
across back, turn-back cuffs and side
pockets. Smartly finished with collar
of black velvet.
iizes for women and vounsr women.
Debut Smart Dresses,
Especially Arranged for
Rose Festival Week
Assemblage of Millinery
Real Milans, Leghorns, Panamas,
Hemps and Hand-Made Hats.
Selling Regularly to $15.00
These hats represent the choicest models of the season smart
shapes, stylishly trimmed in the latest vogue by our own milliners.
Black and white sailors, in small and medium shapes. Also clever
styles in leghorns, real milans and hemps. Hals for every occa
sion and to suit every taste.
Clearance of Very Clever New Hats
Representing Models to $7.50
June White Sale $2.50
It is absolutely necessary for you to attend this sale to appre
ciate what this offering really means. In the majority of cases
the un trimmed shape sold for more than the clearance price of
these trimmed hats. They are wearable hats hats designed and
trimmed in the most becoming shapes. In large, medium and
small styles now in greatest vogue.
See the Great Display of Sport Hats
The Greatest Collection Ever Shown
Mail and Telephone Orders
Pacific Phone Marshall 5000
THREE ATTRACTIVE NEW MODEL
WHICH WOULD SELL AT $1.50 and $1.75 REGULARLY
VICTOR TALKING MACHINES
Delivered to your home upon first payment $1.00 down,
$1.00 week. Basement
the opening of
the store men
purchases struck a
windfall in this sale, with the most desirable
specials in our Men's Week Sale:
$2.00, $1.50 Summer Shirts $1.19
$5.00 Finest Silk Shirts $3.85
$1.00 Tailored Summer Shirts 79c
50c Tub Silk Neckwear for 35c
$1.00 Imported Silk Neckwear 59c
75c Canvas Golf Hats for 59c
White TailoredDuck Trousers $ 1 .50
June Sale $6.95
Filled by Expert Shoppers
of c Merit Only
Home Phone A 6691
Made of fine ginghams, in new
stripes, checks and plaids. Sus
pender style, bolero style, and the
pocket dress, finished with dainty
white lawn collars and cuffs, em
These dresses are exceptionally'
pretty, and may be worn on the
street as well as for house dresses.
They come in light and dark
effects, in a variety of colors.
from sale dresses.
crowded the aisles all morning.