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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN. TIIURSDAT". JUNE 17, 1915.
PROSPECT OF WAR
- DENIED BY ENVOY
FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS OF DEPARTURE FROM UNITED STATES OF "GERMANY'S UNOFFICIAL REPRE
SENTATIVE" AND LADIES.
Mail and Telephone Orders Filled by Expert Shoppers
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Dr. Meyer-Gerhard Ducfted in
Norway as Predicting Under
standing With Germany.
BRYAN'S STAND EXPLAINED
Resignation Attributed to Wilson's
Action in Ignoring Him and De
clared "Domestic Affair."
Peace Desire Noted.
LOXDOX, June 16. A peaceful set
tlement of the questions which have
arisen between the United States and
Germany is predicted by Dr.' Anton
Meyer-Gerhard, who is on his way from
the German Embassy at Washing-ton to
Berlin to explain the situation to the
An interview credited to Dr. Meyer
Gerhard is published by the Frank
furter Zeitunj? and forwarded to Lon
don by the Amsterdam correspondent of
Reuter's Telegram Company. The inter
view was obtained yesterday at Chris
tiansand, Norway, when the steamer
United States, on which I3r. Meyer-Gerhard
was a passenger, touched at that
Peaceful Adjnstment Predicted.
"The conflicting views existing be
tween Berlin and Washington regard
ing the Lusitania affair rest on a mis
understanding and will be settled
peacefully. Dr. Meyer-Gerhard is
quoted as saying. "The conflict be
tween President Wilson and Secretary
Bryan is of old origin and arose from
quite different causes than the Lusi
tania affair. ,
"The breach was rendered inevitable
by the independent procedure of the
President, who rejected the counsels of
his responsible Minister and drafted
the latest American note to Germany
according to his own ideas. As Presi
dent Wilson framed this reply to Ger
many without even consulting Mr.
Bryan, the latter had no other recourse
than to request that he be released
Breach Called Domestic Affair.
"The tension between the two must
therefore be regarded as entirely a
domestic affair. The feeling of the
American people and Government to
wards Germany is not at all bellicose;
on the contrary there prevails an abso
lute desire for peace.
"It is not true, as reported abroad,
that the American fleet has been con
centrated for participation in the
Kuropean naval war.
"The feeling among German-Americans
is splendid. Their' love for the
motherland is strong, their Joy in our
mighty successes in all theaters of war
BRITAIN RELEASES SHIPS
rtecoiisignment of Shipment Ordered
LONDON", June 16. The American
steamers Wico and.. Gushing, from
Philadelphia for Scandinavian ports
with petroleum, were taken into Kirk
wall; but were permitted to proceed
when it was found their manifests
agreed with information sent to the
British government by the owners.
Several consignments on the Ameri
can steamer F. J. Lisman from New
York lor Rotterdam, and now detained
at London, were ordered today to be
reconsigned to The Netherlands Over
The cargo of cotton of the American
steamer Leelanaw, consigned to Russia
and detained because it was billed by
way of Gothenburg, Sweden, has been
reconsigned via Tronlhjem, Norway,
to meet the objection of the British
government that exportation of cotton
from Sweden has been, prohibited. The
British authorities, however, have as
yet taken no action to release the Leelanaw.
IMPERIAL SCIENTIST DIES
Commanding Figure in Russian No
bility Victim of Heart Disease.
PETBOGRAD, via London. June 16.
Grand Duke Constantine Constantino
vitch. president of the Imperial Acad
emy of Sciences and head of the De
partment of Military Schools, died last
night of heart disease at the age of 57
years. He was a member of the reign
ing family and his heir is Prince Jean
Grand Duke Constantinovitch. who
.Was a general of infantry, was one of
tne commanding figures in the Russian
nobility. He had not been exempt
from revolutionist plots, for an at
tempt was made in .1907 to blow up the
ir.nn on wnicn ne was. a passenger.
The Grand Duke, always as deeply
interested in the sciences, art and lit
erature. In 1009 he staged a play. "The
Bride of Messina." before Kmperor
.Mwnuias ana tne imperial ramily.
FLAVEL IS IN WARRENTON
Development Company Loses Suit
Hegarding Property Classification.
WARRENTON, Or.. June 16. (Spe
cial.) Flavel is a part of the City of
Warrenton. This was the decision of
Circuit Judge Eakin in the .case of the
Flavel Land & Development Company
vs. Assessor Leinenweber and the City
The action was brought to restrain
the defendants from listing the tract
of land known as Flavel as a part of
Warrenton for taxation purposes. The
Flavel tract was originally in the town
of Clatsop, but through the effort of
Warrenton citizens it was voted out
by Clatsop amending its charter and
reducing its corporate limits.
A substantial majority voted in favor
of the release in each territory and
later the Flavel tract. Skipanon and
other territory by initiative elections
were annexed to Warrenton.
GIANT AIRCRAFT ON WAY
Britain Building H.uge Aeroplanes
to Deal Avail Zeppelins.
LONDON. June 16. Giant aeroplanes
of great carrying capacity are in proc
ess of manufacture for the British gov
ernment, according to an announcement
made in the House of Commons today
bj H. J. Tennant, Under-Secretary of
the War Office.
This statement was made in reply
to the suggestion by a member of the
House .hat machine of this character
were needed to deal adequately with
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DR. BERMIAHI) DERXBURG, W1.TH MRS. )KHBI RG (CENTER) AND PRI.NCKSS HATZFEtDT, ABOARD NOR-WEGIAN'-AMERICAN
LIXER BERGEXSKJORD, READY TO LEAVE NEW YORK.
CZAR'S LOSSES HIGH
More Than 160,000 Captured
MILLIONS MAKE ATTACKS
England's per capita consumption of cod
fish la the greatest of any country's.
Kussians Unable to Stop Sweeping
: Movement lYom AVest and Re
treat Across Border From Czer
nowicli, in Butowina.
LONDON. June 16. Battles of unheard-of
ferocity by numbers almost
beyond imagination on the entire
fronts ir Galicia are indicated by re
ports from Petrosrad, Berlin and
Vienna. While both the German and
Russian War Offices admit local re
verses, the Teutons contend that they
have gained sweeping victories. Sev
eral small towns, strongly fortified,
have changed hands several times after
the most stubborn conflicts, all sides
giving the enemy credit for vicious at
tacks and resistance.
The Austrians say they have cap
tured, from June 1 to 15, more than
122,000 Russians, .53 cannon. 187 ma
chine guns and 58 munition wagons.
The Germans say General Mackensen
has captured 40,000 Russians and 69
machine guns since June 12.
The Russians give no total of the
prisoners they have taken, but declare
they have inflicted appalling losses on
the Austro-Germans, who, however, are
declared to have made them good by
sending in new organizations not here
tofore seen on the eastern fronts.
RuawiaMa Rcrroaa Border.
Petrograd admits that the Russians
have retreated from Czernowich.
Bukowina. across into their own terri
tory. Russian military critics estimate the
total Austro-German forces operating
against the Russians are not fewer
than 45 German and 26 Austrian army
corps (about 2.800.000 men).
It is asserted that 14 or 15 German
army corps (560,000 to 600,000 men) are
operating on. the Lubaczowka - Wisnia
front in Galicia. in addition to the Aus
trian troops, while it is believed prob
able that the Germans have seven army
corps (280,000 men) In the Baltic Prov
inces. "The defeated Russian armies at
tempted on Tuesday along the whole
front between the river San. north of
Sieniawa and the Dniester marshes to
bring the Teutonic allies to a stand
still." says the official Berlin dispatch.
"In the evening the Russians every
where "had been driven from their po
sitions near Gieplice, north of Sieniawa
in the Lubsyow-Zuwadowka section,
south of Niemenow and west of Sa-dowa-Wiezenia.
The enemy is being
Germans Admit RtTfrne.
"Between the Dniester marshes and
Zurawna the Russians have gained
The following official communication
was issued at Vienna today:
"In Galicia the Russians, despite their
obstinate resistance, could not with
stand the general attack by the allied
armies. Hotly pursued by our victor
ious troops the remainder of the de
feated Russian corps are retreating
across Newkow, Lubaczow and Ja
vorow. "South of the'Lemberg railroad the
army of General Boehm-Ermolli Tues
day night stormed the Russian posi
tions on the entire front, driving the
enemy across Sadowa, Wisznia and
"South of the Dniester the fighting
is proceeding before the bridgehead.
The troops of General Pflanzer yes
terday captured Niznlow."
ENVOY TO BE PROBED
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one of those schemes; the woods are
full of them.'"
Mrs. Selma Lewis said1 today:
"The. report is substantially correct,
so far as it related to me."
At the office of the Scandinavian
American Line it was said that the
German Ambassador's emissary to Ber
lin sailed unaccompanied when he left
New York on the steamer United States.
Printed pictures purporting to be like
nesses of Dr. Meyer-Gerhard were said
by clerks to portray the man who
Official of German Embassy Says
Dr. Meyer-Gerliard Is Genuine.
NEW YORK. June 16. Dr. Haniel
van Halm Hausen, counselor of the
German Embassy, now in Summer
quarters at ' Cedarhurst, L. I., declared
tonight that he had sent a. telegram to
Robert Lansing, Acting Secretary of
State at Washington, characterizing as
"preposterous and untrue" published
accounts that Dr. Anton Meyer-Gerhard
was in reality Dr. Alfred Meyer,
chief of the supply department of the
German army, who had been secretly
here buying war munitions.
Dr. von Haim Hausen said that he
actei in the absence of Count von
Bernstorff, who was on a motor trip
in the Catskills, and whose return was
delayed by the rain storms. He wanted
it distinctly understood that he was
not speaking for the Count. .
Dr. von Haim Hausen declared that
Dr. Meyer-Gerhard was exactly as he
represented himself in this country, a
representative of the German Red
Cross. He had been here nearly nine
months, Dr. von Haim Hausen said,
and his capacity was entitled to pro
tection under the Geneva convention
whenever he sought to return to Germany.
LINE LOST AND WON
British Renew Offensive in
Force on Western Front.
GERMAN. POSITION TAKEN
that it was desired that the introduc
tion be unofficial.
"I declined to have anything to do
with it. Several days later I met
Captain Franz von Papen. military at
tache of the German embassy, and told
him of Mrs. Lewis and her proposal.
He laughed and said it was another of
those schemes to keep away from it.
Later I mentioned it to Count Bern
storff. He threw up his hands.
laughed heartily and said: 'Another
YAKIMA RECALL LAUNCHED
Move Against County Commissioners
Definitely Decided On.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., June 16
(Special.) Proceedings to recall Jim
Lancaster, William Stahlhut and James
Stuart. County Commissioners, were
launched today a- a meeting of repre
sentatives of a number of Yakima
County districts, where meetings look
ing to such a move had been neld. A.
D. Dunn, of Wapato, chairman, was au
thorized to appoint an executive com
mittee of one from each precinot in
the county, and steps were taken to
get out petitions.
The movement is the outgrowth of
the recent, report of the grand Jury,
which brought misdemeanor indict
ments against the Commissioners and
severely censured their administration
of county affaire.
CHICAGO STRIKE ENDED
(Continued From First Page.)
be taken now to make unnecessary a
recurrence of the present trouble when
the new contract expires three years
hence, the present period of the new
Propped up in bed in his Sheridan
Road apartments, his eyes swollen from
lack of sleep and his voice husky from
long arguing in his private office.
Mayor Thompson today recounted the
dramatic incidents of the-car - strike
He went to his home for a few hours'
sleep just as the rumble of an elevated
train at Belmont avenue announced to
the city that the long vigil of its execu
tive and officials of the traction com
panies, unions and the special commit
tee had not been in vain.
"I was afraid to let the men go.
because I feared I never could get them
together again but I couldn't see any
way to Keep them, so I locked the door
and threw the key over the transom.
Mayor Thompson congratulated and
commended the committees represent
lng the opposing factions.
"They were hard fighters." he said.
"They had to be. Arbitration will be
gin at once, and I believe the decision
of the board will be satisfactory to all
"The conditions under which the
board will arbitrate will be drawn up
Saturday at the latest. Everything goes
Berlin Admits Loss, but Says Bat
tle Continues; French Report
Various Gains; Hundred Pro
jectile Fall on Rheims.
LONDON. June 16. Sir John French,
commander-in-chief of the British
forces in France, reports that the Brit
ish troops captured and then lost a
line of German trenches at Festubert,
but that the British have occupied the
German positions to the north of Hooge
for a distance of 1000 yards. The re
port says the Germans exploded
five mines on the British front, but
that only one of them caused casual
ties. It also ajlds that German counter
attacks have been repulsed with heavy
The official report of the French
War Office tonight says gains were
made "at divers points" north of
Lorette, south of Scuchez and in the
"labyrinth." Capture of 300 German
prisoners and several machine guns
is reported as the result of these op
erations. One hundred prisoners, in
cluding two officers, are said to have
been taken in an advance by the French
at Tuennevieres. The report adds:
"The town of Rheims has been bom
barded. The enemy has thrown about
100 shells, several o ' which were of
the incendiary type, and about a dozen
of the projectiles fell on the cathed
ral." The report of the German War Of
fice issued tonight at ' Berlin is vir
tually in accord with those of the Al
lies. It attributes the renewed activ
ity on the western line to the recent
The British gain near Ypres is ad
mitted, but the report says the battle
still continues. Of the Festubert en
gagement, it says that four British
divisions advanced and that their at
tack was completely repulsed by hand-to-hand
fighting. The report con
tinues: "The enemy sustained heavy losses
and left several machine guns and
bomb throwers in our hands.
"Since his defeat of June 13-14 the
enemy had made no further ventures
against the strong positions near
Lorette Hill, held by Baden troops.
Near Moulin-Sous-Toutvent fighting
"An attempt made by the enemy to
break through our line in the Vosges
between the Fecht and the Launch
Valleys failed. Fighting there con
tinues now only to the northwest of
Metzeral and Hilsenfirst. Otherwise
all the attacks were repulsed."
MARKET BASKET UP $6.68
Cost of Living Increases, With No
Prospect or Dimunition.
WASHINGTON, June 16. The cost of
living is higher than ever in the United
States, so far as Government statistics
show, and is increasing each year.
In 1914 the year's cost of filling the
market basket of the average work
ingman's family was $6.68 higher than
it was In 1913. and $60.43 higher than
In 1907. calculating on relative price
figures announced today by the Fed
eral Bureau of labor statistics.
Stanford to Stick to Rugby.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Cal.. June
16. Stanford's determination to play
Rugby football has been strengthened
and the breach between Stanford and
California widened, it was said today,
by the tatter's action in adopting ten
tatively the American game and arrang
ing games with the University of Wash
ington. The Stanford faculty is op
posed to the American game.
AERIAL BOARD RULES GIVEN
Advisory Committee Not to Spend
WASHINGTON. June 16. Regula
tions governing the national advisory
committee for aeronautics, which have
just been approved by President Wil
son, were made public today in order
that its scope and limitations might
be made clear, thereby avoiding pro
posals of certam lines of work, par
ticularly relative to inventions.
The committee explains that under
the law creating it and under its reg-
For One Week.
We shall take subscriptions
for 8 months for
Sold Over Counter Only
C Merchandise oT cJ Merit Only
Cut Rate Sale
" We Are Very Busy
25cEutaska Talcum 16c
25cLehn & Fink's Talcum .. 16a
25c Rice Talcum '. 10c
25c Wistaria Talcum 14c
25c Vantine's Sandalwood Tal
cum Powder .. . . w .lie
50c Madeline Face Powder.. 15c
50c Imported Rice Powder.. 33c
25c Imported Rice Powder.. 16c
25c Euthymol Cold Cream... 10c
25c Peroxide Cream . 15c
50c Pond's Vanishing Cream.29c
$1 Vaucaire Galega Tablets. 69c
25c Bathasweet 12c
50c Violet, Orris Shampoo Pow
25c Lyon's Tooth Powder... 14c
50cPebeco Tooth Paste 33c
50cKaIizon Tooth Paste.... 35c
35c Witch Hazel Lotion 23c
10c Emery Boards 7c
50cCutex Nail Acid 36c
25c Tooth Brushes 10c
AI-Ka-La, the satisfactory tooth
35c Cascara Tablets, 5-grain, 100
to bottle 23c
25c Dr. Hinkle's Cascara Pills,
100 to bottle 15c
25c Hydrogen Peroxide 17c
50c Lavoris Mouth Wash.... 33c
25c Witch - Hazel 16c
25cGlyc'n and Rose Water. 16c
10c Household Ammonia.. 5c
35c Sanitary Napkins, doz..25c
35c roll Sterilized Hospital Cot
35c Feather-Lite Sanitary Belt
50c dozen Paper Sanitary Nap
kins, special, a dozen 25c
$1.50 Fountain Syringe 98c
Of best red rubber, 2 .and 3-
35c Rubber Tubing 19c
Of red rubber, 5-foot length.
$1.50 Hair Brushes 98c
Pearson's English rubber -cushion
back hai,r' brushes with
double boar bristles.
35c Ivory Dressing Combs.. 25c
75c Ivory Buffers 39c
6-in. size, removable chamois.
15c Glass Toothbrush Hlder.lOc
Soaps at Cut-Rate Prices
20c Pear's Glycerine Soap 11c
10c Rose Glycerine Soap 5c
10c Tar Soap 5c
10c Almond Soap .5c
10c Peroxide Bath Soap 7c
25c box of three cakes of Soap,
assorted odors 16c
15c Verbena Bath Soap 7c
25c English Tub Soap 17c
10c Calif. Medicated Soap 6c
25c Violet Soap, imported. ..13c
No phone orders filled.
C Mercian tuliao of cJ Merit Only"
"Merchandise of cJ Merit Only"
Pacific Phone Marshall 5000 Home Phone A 6691
New, Crisp and Charming, Wynall Blouses
One Dollar and Fifty Cents
This price is so loD and the styles so
charming that IVynall blouses meet the
immediate demands of all Tvell-dressed
You can make your selection of a
most attractive voile or organdie blouse
in plain, tucked, plaited or tailored
style, as rvell as embroidered lace-
AmJttmidk trimmed modes and some of allover em
IVynall blouses are renowned for their beauty, as well as
style, finish and workmanship, and are the equal of any $2.00
blouse that you can find elsewhere.
Wynall Blouses, Always $1.50
ulations, no funds can be expended
for the development of inventions or
for experimenting' with inventions for
the benefit of individuals and cor
porations. The committee is to exer
cise its functions primarily for the
benefit of the military and civil de
partments of the Government. It
may, however, perform work for in
dividuals and corporations provided
they defray the actual cost -involved.
Two Sentenced at Pendleton.
PENDLETON, Or.. June 16. (Spe
cial.) -W. 13. Courtney, who says he
is a Yale graduate, was sentenced by
Circuit Judgre Phelps yesterday to a
term of from one to five years' im
prisonment in the State Penitentiary,
on a plea of guilty to an indictment
for obtaining money under false pre
tenses. Elmer Hubbard, pleading guilty
to assault with a dangerous weapon,
was sentenced to a term of from six
months to ten years.
Saturday. June 19, at S P. M.
Sunday. June 20. at 3 and 8 P. M.
Oickrts 60c. Children 25c.
Nov on Sale at
Sherman, Gley A Co.. 315 Morrison;
Ellers Piano House, Alder and Broadway:
Wiley B. Allen, Broadway and Morrison;
Tonneth Floral Co., 133 Sixth: Langoe
Publishing Co., 21.1 Washington, and at
The Oak Office.
Two Styles in Combination Suits
That Are Exceptionally Superior at $1.75
Are Offered in This White Sale at 98c
One model has the new organdie embroidered yoke outlined with
Valenciennes lace insertion and finished at the neck with rows of lace.
"The drawers are also edged to match; ribbon and beading at the
The second model has a yoke of fine embroidery insertion and
edging, with knicker drawers; the waistline is ribbon drawn.
Splendid Quality Crepe Gowns at 59c
The Kind That Sells Regularly at 85c
Not the skimpy kind you so often find in special sales about town,
but gowns that are full in length and width, made for comfort and
fit. Most effectively trimmed with lace edging and insertion, in
round-neck, slip-over, kimono-sleeve style. Fourth Floor
Sports Skirts k
Are of Golfine
Specially Priced, $545
Another shipment of
these popular skirts has
just been received. They
are so very popular that
we are certain they will
not last through the week.
Theses skirts are not only
fashionable, but they are of
an extra fine quality white
golfine, and made in a style
that is suitable for the street,
house, as well as sports wear.
In flaring style, with
one plait down the front,
trimmed with pearl but
tons, one large side pock
el, detachable belt tvith
tabs. Third Floor
Fox Trot Ruffs
Of Softest Marabou
$1.48 Instead of $2.50
Youll surely want one
of these ruffs. They are
the latest fad of the day.
In the natural marabou
color, which, by the way,
is one of the latest shades.
These ruffs are 1 8 inches
in length and fasten with a
satin ribbon bow.
FILL ALL YOUR SCISSORS WANTS
In This Great Sale of
Magna Steel Scissors
These Magna steel scissors are
known the world over. Perfectly
made, all-steel scissors, fully guar
anteed in every way.
Scissors Selling to $1.25 for 48c
Over 700 pairs in this lot, sizes 2i Xo 7 inches, gold finished
or full nickel finish, regular or new finger-shape handles scissors
of all styles, dressmakers scissors, scissors for nail and manicuring,
lace, stork and round-point scissors.
Scissors Selling to 85c for 39c
2V2 to 6Vj-inch sizes, with regular or new finger-shape handles,
scissors of all styles, over 500 pairs in the lot. First Floor
Wash Suits for the Boys, Special 98c
In Sizes That Range From 2yz to 9 Years
Regular Prices From $1.50 to $2.75
Middy, Russian Blouse and Balkan Suits
In a large assortment of combinations, such as all-white with
collars in navy blue, cadet or red. as well as all-white collars, braid
trimmed. Also plain tan or cadet suits and fancy stripes with or
without collars; long or short sleeves, round, square or V necks;
bloomer or straight pants. Fourth Floor
$5.00 TO $8.00
Featuring a very
large variety of
models in small,
medium and large
shapes a 1 1 most
June White Sale ,
Very smart mannish hats of Leghorn in
the straight and pencil-roll brims, with the
s pointed to sunken crown effect, reflecting
the very newest blocks, trimmed with rib
bon and flat tailored bow
Hats' of soft French felt, in white
trimmed with heavy grosgrain ribbon in
white, navy, scarlet, green and blue. Just
the thing for all outing occasions can be
rolled up and carried in a suitcase or bag.