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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, TIIUIiSDAY. JANUARY 11, 1917.
MRS. ALEXANDER IS -HEARD
shani and Fundenl has forced the Rus
sians and Roumanians across the Sc
reth River, taking in the latter opera
RAIDER MAY BE SUNK
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tion ooo prisoners.
There has also been severe fighting
near the mouth of Riminik-Sarat River
west of Galitz, and along the Kaseina
River, in which both Berlin and Petro
grad claim the advantage. Berlin re
ports that the Russians attacked the
heights along- the Suchitza Valley, but
met with a sanguinary reverse.
British Cruiser Said to Have
Destroyed Enemy Craft.
Experience in Educational
Work for Last 18 Years Is
Recounted Before Board.
PUPIL'S WORK IS ISSUE
Sister Assumes Responsibility . Jor
Records at School and Another .
Says She, Kather Than Prln- . .
clpal, Chose Displays.
Aside from the Russian and Rou
manian theaters and an attack by Brit
ish Indian troops against the Turkish
line at the bend of the Tigris River,
northeast of Kut-el-Amara, the fight
ing in all the other , sectors has con
sisted of bombardments and minor in
fantry attacks. On the Tigris the In
dians captured Turkish trenches over
a front of 1000 yards. In one of the
minor engagements on the . front in
France the British east of Beaumont
Hamel captured and held a German
trench -and made three officers and 140
"William Graves Sharp, the American
Ambassador to France, has been
handed the reply of the entente allies
to . President Wilson's peace sugges
tions for transmission to Washington.
A bored School Board .listened to the
latest chapter of the Alexander hearing
at the Courthouse last night. The audi
ence was listless, too, during the great
er part of the evening. Women in at
tendance chatted amiably among them
selves, while some napped briefly. Or
der was called repeatedly by Chairman
Beach so that the replies of witnesses
could be heard.
The Alexander serial has been run
ning for months already, and the end
is not yet. Like a moving-picture chain
of installments, some of thai reels are
more interesting than others. Last
night's episode was voted rather dull.
The next chapter will be ' seen tomor
Mrs. Alexander Tells of Experience.
Mrs. Alexander, on the stand for a
ahort time last night, told of her ex
perience as a teacher, that covers 18
years. She started teaching in Eau
Claire, Wis., where she was a principal
for eight years. She was supervisor
of kindergartens at Manitowoc, Wis.,
and taught in Idaho for a year and then
came to Portland in 1908.
She has taught here since; first in
the Thompson school for two years,
then in the Atkinson school for a like
period. When the Girls" Trade School,
now the Benson Polytechnic, was
moved 1o Lownsdale and Morrison
streets, she became principal there, a
rosition she held until removed late
She was trained, she said, In the Eau
Claire High School, where she was
graduated in 1891, in the Jones Kin
dergarten Training School, at Eau
Claire, at the University of Wisconsin
and in Summer schools. Mrs. Alexan
der will continue her testimony tomor
Sister Takes ResnonMblUty.
Mrs. Sarah Cadwell, sister of Mrs.
Alexander, and her secretary at Ben
son Polytechnic, told in detail of the
keeping of records there. She as
sumed responsibility for the school Eta
tistics and said Mrs. Alexander did not
have time to attend to them person
ally. Mrs. Alexander has been accused
of having given good grades to ab
sentee pupils and of lax methods.
Teachers at the Benson School, said
Mrs. Cadwell, were "remiss in advising
her of students who dropped out, so
that they were not marked on the rec
. ords as being dropped until some time
after they had, in fact, left their
classes in some instances.
She said in one case a pupil who had
left school was kept on the records by
her teacher for a month after and got
a class standing of 100 per cent dur
ing that . time. Difficulty was experi-
mced in getting correct records from
the teachers, but it was stated Mrs. Al
cxander had nothing to do with the
records at all.
Teachers, Not Principal, Select.
Harsh weather of last January, she
aid, was responsible for a consider
able slump in attendance at the
school. Teachers were made respon
sible for exhibits prepared at the
school for the San Francisco Exposi
tion and Mrs. Alexander "had no direct
supervision of them, it was stated.
Mrs. L. E. Thomas, teacher in sewing,
was recalled to the stand by the de
fense to tell of the preparation of cer
tain sewing exhibits sent to the fair.
She said she chose the pupils to do
the work, not Mrs. Alexander. It was
contended that Mrs. E. Chalker, a pu
pil, was an accomplished seamstress
vho made a suit for display at the ex
position and that her work hardly rep
resented that of an inexperienced pu
pil. Applause Greets Witness.
'Do you think it was right that her
work should have been exhibited as
that of a pupil?" asked Attorney Rob
ert Maguire, who represents the
School Board in the hearing.
"What more could I have done?" re
plied Mrs. Thomas.
"I don't know of any more yon could
have done, but I would rather suggest
you might have done less," was the
"If you had an exhibit to make, Mr.
Maguire, wouldn't you have made the
hest showing you could?" asked. Mrs.
The answer aroused the audience
and applause swept the room.
'It seems to be the contention that
If anyone knows anything about sew
ing she could not be a pupil," observed
A. E. Clark, counsel for Mrs. Alexan
der, and again applause burst out.
Appeal Right Declared Lost.
A motion to dismiss the appeal of
the School Board to the Supreme Court
from the decision of the recent man
damus action in the Circuit Court
favorable to Mrs. Alexander was filed
Monday by her attorneys. It is set
out as grounds for the action that the
School Board has shifted ground in
its contentions and that they are no
First, it is held, the Board took the
position that Mrs. Alexander was not
a principal. When the Circuit Court
decided she was entitled to be restored
to her position, it Js held that the
Board reversed its position, and Super
intendent Alderman and the Board then
filed charges to remove her from the
Position of principal. It is alleged that
the right of appeal has been lost by
the action of the Board in filing
charges subsequent to the decision of
the Circuit Court on the mandamus
Unofficial advices from Athens are
to the effect that Greece will answer
the entente allies' ultimatum in due
time and that the Council of Ministers
favors accepting its terms.
. FOREMAN LOSES
KENTUCK IXLET CASE DECIDED
AGAIJiST SOCIALISTIC TEACHER.
SEVERAL VESSELS LOST
Action for 910,000 Damages From Mrs,
Abe Anderson Attracts Whole
District to Trial.
MARSHFIELD. Or.. Jan. 10. (Spe
cial.) Flora I. Foreman, socialist
school teacher, notorious in many parts
of Oregon for trouble in school affairs.
lost her $10,000 damage suit against
Mrs. Abe Anderson, of Kentuck Inlet, in
the Coos County Circuit Court tonight.
when the jury returned in two and one
half hours, finding for the defendant.
The case, owing to the Bchool troubles
in the Kentuck Inlet district, was or
much interest to citizens of the county,
and nearly the entire population of the
district was at the Courthouse, arrayed
on one side or the other.
Mrs. Foreman's suit was based upon
gossip alleged to have been spread by
Mrs. Anderson, who was wife of one
of the school directors. Another cause
leading up to the suit was the alleged
beating which Mrs. Foreman said she
sustained at the hands of Mrs. Abe
Anderson when she went to collect her
pay. Mrs. Foreman came to Marsh
field to obtain medical attention, her
face being severely lacerated and many
bruises about her shoulders and arms
were in evidence.
Mrs. Anderson declared Mrs. Foreman
was the acEressor. The affair was in
vestigated by the Coos County grand
jury, but it found no true bilL While
the grand jury was in session and a
large proportion of the citizens of the
school district were at the county seat.
Mrs. Foreman's home burned down at
midnight and all her property was de
stroyed. Nobody has been arrested for
the incendiary act, although it was in
vestigated by the grand jury.
Mrs. Foreman is now engaged in
the school at Broadbent, a station six
miles from Myrtle Point.
GILL WAITS INDICTMENT
SEATTLE MAYOR. EXPECTS FED
ERAL GRAND JCRY TO ACCUSE.
Overdue Steamship YoTtalr Is Re
ported at Bermudas After Es
caping German Alexan
drian Sunk, Is Report. '
NEW YORK. Jan. 10 Persistent r-
ports that a German raider -was - met
in the Atlantic and sunk by a British
cruiser yesterday afternoon were cur
rent in well-informed steamship cir
cles. Details are lacking, as is the
identity of the vessels engaged and
the location of the encounter.
coupled with these reports was a
statement today by the Lamport & Holt
line, owners of the overdue steamship
Voltaire, that rumors had come to them
that their vessel was in one of the
ports of Bermuda. The officers of the
line said they had heard that the Vol
taire, after capture by a German raider.
had been recaptured and taken to Ber
muda, but that their Information was
The Voltaire was last reported to
have left Liverpool on November 28 for
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. Guarding
against depredations by a mysterious
German raider supposed to be hovering
somewhere around the windward pas
sage in the West Indies, the British
colonial authorities have ordered the
extinction of the lighthouse and navi
gation lights in Carlisle Bay, Need-
ham's Point, South Point, Barbadoes,
Castries, St. Lucia, St. Georges, Gre
nada, all Jamaica harbors; Nassau,
Guadelupe and St. Johns. Antigua. The
British legation at Panama, in, an
nouncing this action, also warns ves
sels not to enter Carlisle Bay at night.
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 10. The Ley-
land line steamer Alexandrian has been
torpedoed and sunk, presumably near
the English coast, according to a tele
gram received by the line's local of
ficials today. The Alexandrian sailed
from New England December 21 for
Liverpool and carried about 7000 bales
of cotton. In addition, to miscellaneous
The Alexandrian, 4467 gross tons,
carried a crew of about 45. The mes
sage received said it was reported all
the crew had been saved.
LONDON, . Jan. 10. The British
steamer Lorca has been posted at
Lloyd's as overdue. The Lorca left
Pensacola on October 21 and Norfolk
on October 29. last, for Queenstown.
She Is a vessel of 4129 tons gross, built
at South Shields in 1910.
The British steamer Andonl has been
sunk, Lloyd's, Shipping Agency an
nounced today. The Andoni was an
Elder line steamer of 3188 tons gross."
LONDON. Jan. 10. Lloyds announces
the British steamer Baynesk, 3286 tons,
has been sunk, and that the British
steamer Lynfield. 3023 tons, Is reported
to have been sunk.
Witnesses Are Declared to Be Law
breakers Who Are Trying to Get
Revenee for Prosecution.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 10. (Special.)
Mayor Hiram C. Gill said last night
that he expected the United States
Grand Jury, now in session here, to
indict him as a result of its invest!
ation of alleged violations of the
Federal liauor laws.
"I fully expect to be inatctea, ne
said, "but I am not worried. At first
I considered an indictment against me
impossible; now I think it very proo
"This bunch of fellows lawbreakers
out out of business by me are now
telling the Federal authorities a lot
of rot that is reported to implicate
me. They may tell conneciea enougu
stories to convince the Grand Jury oi
something, but no court will ever
hold their evidence good, once it is
sifted and the motive revealed. The
whole gang is running to cover."
Can you read that type
and with the same glasses see distant objects clearly?
MRS. OLIVE JJDURBIN DIES
Widow of Isaac Durbin Passes
Away at Salem at Age of 7 7.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 10. (Special.)
Mrs. Olive Kay Durbin, 77 years of
age, died last night at her home in
this city. She crossed the plains in
1872, coming from Illinois. In 1837
she was married to Isaao Durbin, who
died about four years ago.' Isaac Dur
bin was a brother of Solomon Durbin,
one of the best known of the Willani
ette Valley pioneers.
Mrs. Durbin was a member of the
Independent Evangelical Church. She
is survived by two daughters, six
grandsons and four great-grandchil
dren. The funeral will be held at 2
oclock tomorrow afternoon from the
residence in this city.
FRENCH FRONT IS QUIET
Rain Interferes With
LAND OFFICE IS RUSHED
The Dalles Officials Vnable to Keep
Up With Applications.
THE DALLES, Or., Jan. 10. (Spe
cial.) The Land Office has become so
over-rushed that it is now two days
behind in keeping the records up with
The rush Is increasing daily and Is
assuming large proportions. Many ap
plications are coming In from land com
missloners In the Interior.
BERLIN. Jan. 10. (By wireless to
Sayville, N. Y.) Rain has Interfered
with activities on the Franco-Belgian
front, army headquarters announced In
PARIS, Jan. 10. There were no Im
portant developments on the French
front last night, the War Office announces.
WAITER FIRST SUBSCRIBER
Spokane Employe Buys 200 Shares
of Stock in Farm Loan Bank.
SPOKANE. Jan. 10.--Virgil Pittman,
a waiter, became the first-stockholder
in the Spokane District Federal Farm
Loan Batik today by subscribing for
Progress of the War.
THE battle in Northwest Russia In
the region of Riga apparently is
growing in intensity, but owing to di
vergent reports by the Berlin and
Petrograd war offices, the results thus
far attained are somewhat beclouded.
While Berlin asserts that southwest of
Riga all attacks by the Russians have
been without success, Petrograd re
ports t,snw near Lake Babit the Rus
sians captured German positions be
tween the Tirul marsh and the Rivei
Aa and advanced their line about one
and one-third miles southward. The
Germans in the region of Kalnzem de
livered a counter attack on the Rus
slans, who Had occupied a position east
of the village, but it was put down by
In the past six days in this region
the Russians report the capture of 21
heavy and 11 light guns and large
quantities of arms and equipment.
German Field Marshal von Macken
sen's army, operating in Southern
Moldavia, has crossed the Putna River
north of Fokshanl, and between Fok-
Brown Funeral Held.
The funeral of Harry G. Brown, late
of Vancouver, B. C, was held yesterday
at the chapel of J. P. Finley & Son,
Rev. W. J Beaven officiating. Miss
Alice D. Juston and Norman A. Hoose
sang. Pallbearers were Phil Patrick,
N. H. Keck, Dell Moore, W. Taggert,
A. Dolson -and George Finney. Inter
ment was made at Riverview Cemetery.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Pauline Brown, of Vancouver, B. C.
The advice "given by
the Council of the Par
ent - Teacher Associa
tion is worth follow
ing. It points to better liv
ing for less, just as
the large Holsum
Loaf provides more
and better bread than
two small ones.
. Baking Co
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5 a share.
Mr. Pittman. who resides and works
in Spokane, owns a small tract of land
on the outskirts of the city.
WHISKY RINGJS GUILTY
Billingsleys Admit Transportation of
Liquor to Washington.
SEATTLE. Jan. 10. Logan, Fred and
Ora Billingsley, brothers, and V. H.
Pielow, proprietor of a transfer com
pany, pleaded guilty today to several
counts In indictments returned against
them by the Federal grand Jury, charg
ing violation of the Federal liquor laws
by importation of large quantities of
liquor Into the state of Washington
from California. Sentence was deferred
in each case.
It is said semi-of f Icially that the four
men will be used as witnesses against
men yet to be Indicted and who are al
leged to have permitted the importa
tion and sale of liquor by the Billings
leys. Proceedings in the Federal in
vestigation of the liquor transactions
have been at a standstill owing to the
refusal of the Billingsleys to accept the
terms of the United States District At
Training School Paper Out.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 10. Special.) A
neat 16-page monthly. "The Training
School Monitor." has appeared from the
presses of the State Training School.
All of the work is done by the boys at
the school in the school printshop.
Aberdeen Librarian Named.
ABERDEEN', Wash., Jan. 10. (Spe
cial.) Miss Lillie Lilliequist, of Spo
kane, has been appointed librarinn of
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the Aberdeen public library in place of
Miss Ida L. Rhinehart. who recently
resigned. She is a graduate of the
University of Washington and also of
the Spokane High School.
More Pledge Allegiance.
LA GRANDE, Or., Jan. 10. (Special.)
Uncle fiam'e family has grown by
about a dozen as the result of citi
zenship papers Issued today by Judge
Knowles. The following were admit
ted after taking the oath upon a flag
for that special purpose: Emil Ntederer,
formerly of Switzerland; Rudolph
Becker, formerly of Germany: Daniel
Tanner, formerly of Great Britain;
Adrlph Chrlstman, formerly of Switz
erland; Francis O'Connor, formerly of
Great Britain; Norman Desilet. form
erly a subject of Canada: John Pat
rick Donovan, of Great Britain.
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EXCURSION RATES EAST
January 20 and 21
NORTHERN PACIFIC RY.
The Yellowstone Park Line
To ST. PAUL, and Return, $60.00
To MINNEAPOLIS, and Return, $60.00
To CHICAGO, and return, $72.50
To ST. LOUIS, and return, $70.00
Return limit February 18. Stopovers permitted
in both directions. Take advantage of these low
fares. Ask about the diverse return routes.
Full information, tickets,
City Ticket Office, 233 Morrison St.
Phones: Main 214, A 1244
A. D. Charlton. A. G. P. A.,