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THE MORNING OREGONIAy, JIONDAY, OCTOBER 1. 1917.
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WITH SLAVS SOON
First Group of Hospital Am
bulances Will Be on Russian
Front in Two Weeks.
HGP-E FQR FUTURE IS SEEN
Colonel Kolpaschnikov, of Red
Cross, Says That He Expects
Present Deplorable Situa
tion, Will Be. Improved.
PETROGRAD, Sept. 30. The first
new group of hospital ambulances do
nated by Americana, largely through
the efforts of Colonel Andrew Kol
paschnikov. ex-commander of the 21st
mobile column of the Red Cross on the
battle-front, will be i: service in close
contact with the American mission to
Koumania within a fortnight. Colonel
Kolpaschnikov has 'Just returned from
the front and he is hopeful regarding
the ability of Russia to extricate her
self from the present military dilemma.
The Colonel, who has seen much service
with the "Siberian Ironsides," said to
the Associated Press:
"I had the honor to accompany rep
resentatives of the American mission
on a tour of the Russian battle-fronts.
I believe they had every reason to feel
entirely satisfied with the prompt man
ner in which our military hospital serv
ice took steps to adopt the valuable
suggestions placed before them by the
Americans Are 'Wanted.
"What Russia particularly wants is
not by any means only splendidly
equipped hospitals and motor ambu
lances, but also an American personnel
from whose methods and general bear
ing every Russian recognises that there
is much of value to be learned.
"Wherever we went on the front the
Americans were warmly welcomed by
the real soldiers, who displayed great
interest in the question of when they
might hope to see their 'American cou
sins' fighting alongside the defenders
of the new republic."
Colonel Kolpaschnikov, making clear
that he was not speaking in an offi
cial capacity, continued:
"Russia possesses an enormous terri
tory that is sparsely populated, yet
the fall of Riga appears to be regarded
as involving, indeed almost Including,
the fall of Petrograd. We naturally
are strongly affected by the loss of
Riga, but I think the general feeling
among all true Russians Is intense In
dignation at the manner of the fall of
the city and this feeling leaves little
room for mere regret.
Internal Reforms Needed.
"It Is not Germany who is eating up
the country so much as the internal
enemy. I do not believe that the Ger
mans will venture to prolong the bat
tle lines another SOO miles into Russia
across the region that is largely swamp
land and roadless.
"If. for reasons which I do not enter
into, we for the time being are unable
to do our share of the common business
of killing the invaders, we none the
less will be of incalculable service to
our gallant allies if we can do no better
than absorb more hundreds of thou
sands of our enemies in the task of
holding the territory that they are
pleased to overrun. We feel deenlv the
humiliation of the present situation.
but we are no less deeply conscious ef
tne enormous reserve of strength, moral
and physical, inherent in the Russian
people. We know that our present
troubles will end and Russia again will
become a fighting member of the grand
aniance or civilization.
RESERVE BANK TO OPEN
FEDERAL BRANCH BEGINS TO DO
List of Directors for New Institution
Expected to Arrive By Mall
The Portland branch of the Federal
Reserve Bank of San Francisco will be
opened this morning at 8 o'clock in
quarters fitted up In the south end of
the old quarters of the Lumbermens
National Bank, on Stark and Fifth
streets. The entrance is on Stark
street. The hours of the bank will be
from 9 A. M. to 2 P. M. and W. A.
T'ay. deputy governor of the Federal
Reserve Bank at San Francisco, will be
in executive charge until such time as
a permanent manager is chosen.
The bank will open with a consid
erable volume of business at the start,
as Portland bankers realize that it
must be self-supporting if it is to re
main In Portland. As a result, the
local member banks have arranged to
rediecount paper at once, transfer a
portion of their reserves from San
Francisco and generally conduct busi
ness through the Portland branch
A list of five directors, selected and
approved by the Twelfth Federal Re
serve District officials, has been pre
pared, but had not reached Portland
last night. It Is thought that the mail
this morning will bring the names.
The directors are chosen from the
banks in the Portland area of the
Twelfth District and probably will be
from bankers out of Portland, although
there may be a Portland banker among
them. Mr. Day -said laat night that he
expected to be in receipt of full author
ization before time for opening the
bank this morning.
The branch bank will be one of three
branch banks to be operated in the
Northwest. One is at Spokane and the
other at Seattle. The cost of main
taining the bank here will be about
$30,000 a year.
Automatically with the opening of the
branch bank, the Portland Clearing
House Association work of examining
and clearing for the local banks ends.
this work being absorbed by the Branch
Bank. C. f. Love land, examiner for the
Portland Clearing-Mouse Association,
and his cstaff will be transferred to the
Federal Branch Bank organization.
The cost of ' the Portland ' Clearlng
House Association operations, which
was about $9000 a year, will be ab
sorbed as a part of the $30,000 cost of
the Branch Bank operation.
OFFICIALS KAIL TO KIND EVIDENCE
Tkfory I. That Suicide Wan Preferred
to Exposure to Sweetheart as Bo
tram Secret Service Man.
That Frank Hatisseau. 2S-year-old
fireman, shot and killed himself almost
on the eve of his expected marriage
to Miss Bessie Barton. 4318 Winslow
street. Seattle, rather than face ex
posure as an Impostor, is the belief of
Portland's city detectives, who have
made an investigation of the ease.
The body of Ratisseau was found Fri
day morning in a secluded guleh at the
foot of Front street, with a shotgun
wound in the side of the bead. The
man had been dead for about three
weeks. After a complete examination.
Acting Coroner Smith pronounced it a
plain case of suicide.
This generally accepted theory re
ceived a rude shock Saturday afternoon
when Miss Barton arrived in Portland
from Seattle and declared that her
sweetheart was a Federal secret serv
ice operative. She felt certain, she
said, that he had been murdered, and
asked that a complete Investigation be
made at once.
However. Miss Barton has failed to
notify the detective bureau of any cir
cumstances which might aid in clearing
the death of her sweetheart. She made
a brief visit to the morgue late Satur
day afternoon, but since then has
dropped from sight and could not be
When the body of Ratisseau was
found, a war registration card was dis
covered in his coat. At the time he
registered for the selective draft June
2. he gave his occupation as a fireman,
although he had told Miss Barton that
he had been in the secret service work
for the past 11 years.
In view of the fact that Federal au
thorities in Portland or along the coast
disclaim any acquaintance with a secret
service agent by that name, it Is be
lieved that he had deceived Miss Barton
as to the true nature of hi semploy
ment GERMANS ROB MILLS
ACTION SEEMS TO FORECAST EVAC
UATION. Looms and Machinery of Textile Fae.
terlen Are Removed and ' Seat
to Germany or Destroyed.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 80. (Special.)
The possibility that the German
Army is about to withdraw from West
ern Flanders and Northern France is
suggested by a recent official Govern
ment telegram from a source consid
ered reliable. It is stated in this mes
sage that in Roubaix and Tourcoign,
near Lille, looms and machinery are
being removed from the textile mills
and sent to Germany. Machines which
cannot be removed and transported are
being destroyed with hammers and in
some instances dynamite has been used.
Similar things have occurred near
All mills in Flanders have been or
dered to furnish a list of their ma
chinery. This means that the measures
which have been applied in the North
of France will shortly be carried out in
The textile fabrics even In small re
tall stores have been requisitioned by
the military authorities, as have woolen
blankets found in private houses. Wine
has also been requisitioned.
In the larger cities a lara-e number
of children from 1J to 15 years of age
have arrived frjtn Germany and have
been put to office work. The number
of women used for this purpose is rap
7-YEAR SENTENCE GIVEN
Conspiracy to Obstruct Draft Draws
SAN FRANCISCO. . Sept. SO. Attor
ney Daniel O'Connell was sentenced to
seven years In the McNeil's Island Fed
eral Penitentiary by United States Dis
trict Judge Van Fleet here Saturday for
conspiring to obstruct the selective
"The act for which you stand con
victed was very close to treason," de
clared Judge Van Fleet In sentencing
Judge Van Fleet declared that all
men are entitled to the right of free
speech If the exercise of such right
does not obstruct the laws of the coun
try. Others indicted and convicted with
O'Connell were sentenced as follows:
Dr. E. Hoffman, three years; Carl
Wacker, 18 months and a fine of $250;
Thomas Carey, two years; Herman D.
Smith and David J. .Smith, brothers, one
year. They were all of San Francisco.
O'Connell filed notice that he will
appeal -all of the sentences.
WOMAN'S WILL SET ASIDE
Cousins Assert Mediums Induced
Making Disposition ef $80,000.
DENVER. Sept. 30.-Tho will of Mrs.
Mary Luthe, of Denver, disposing of
an estate of $30,000, was set aside In
the County Court today after a trial
lasting two weeks Saturday.
The will was contested by Mrs.
Gladys Underbill, of Chicago, and W. I
Ransom, of Rockford, 111., cousins, who
charged that Mrs. Luthe was improp
erly influenced in making her will by
Airs. Alary Holland and Mrs- Etta Dun
fee, spiritualist mediums. Contestants
charged Mrs. Luthe was Induced to
make the two mediums chief benefi
ciaries on the ground that such was
the wish ef her dead parents.
Letter Denounced as Forgery"
BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. 30 Former
Congressman Frank O. Smith, of the
Kirtn Maryland distrlet. yesterday de
nounced as a "forgery from start to
finish" the letter which was found at
Wichita, Kan., in the effects of Dr.
George Barthelmas, the former Wash
ington correspondent ef the Cologne
Gazette, purporting to have been writ
ten cy jar. smith.
PEACE OH EARTH IS
German Foreign Secretary
Says Nation Will Fight if It
Must, but Would End War.
POPE'S NOTE IS INDORSED
Idea of Crushing Germany and
Making It Weak Federation, of
States Declared to Be Chi
merical and Delusion.
BERLIN, Sept. 80. Dr. von Kuehl
mann, German - Secretary for Foreign
Affairs, In referring to the Pope's peace
"It stands like a strongly construct
ed building. In which each stone Is so
firmly fixed that any attempt to remove
It could react only to the Injury of
those who engage In the task."
Dwelling on the Pope's words, "peace
on earth," he said: "In Europe these
words today sound like an echo of
long-forgotten times, yet they are no
echo, but are even today more than
geographical expression of mere senti
ment. They are the outcome of a state
ment of things which Is the growth of
a thousand years.
"A little strongly peopled peninsula
on a mighty continent once held domi
nation of the world strongly In their
hands. I am not saying too much when
I maintain that In none of the states of
this old Europe have conditions during
the last 40 years been so unbearable
that any state should desire their
abolition at the cost of self - destruc
tion. Today, in the middle of war, it Is
to the mutual Interest of every large
state that Europe shall not go to
pieces. A complete breakdown would
leave every single state, no matter to
what combination It belongs, weaker
and poorer In outlook, and many states
would be broken and without any hope
for a great national future.
Enemies Have Delusions.
"When the young power, Germany,
nearly 60 years ago entered Into the
circle of old powers she was greeted by
nobody with great enthusiasm, but
these B0 years have proved more than
abundantly that the new power brought
strength to the whole of Europe. If
today our enemies believe they are able
to turn back the course of history and
bring into existence again a weak for
mation of federal states alongside a
Prussianism which has been subjected
to deadly mutilation, these are only de
lusions which are hardly pardonable in
the case of political theorists and must
be ruinous in the case of responsible
"The fundamental Idea of the Ger
man reply is to be helpful to the
holy father in creating an atmosphere
in which alone would be possible a
futile exchange of thoughts upon con
crete questions, .and a man of dipio
matic experience knows that during
this kind of negotiations the nature of
tfie surrounding atmosphere is of pr
"The German people are firmly con
vinced that they are conducting a Just
war. From this conviction they draw
strength cheerfully to meet the great
sacrifices which the times demand.
Peace Talk la Strong.
"The papal note has once again
brought the nations of Europe to a
parting of the ways and once again the
possibility has been created before be
ginning the Winter campaign to march
forward toward the reconstruction of
a new Europe, wherein each nation
though bleeding 'from death wounds,
may bear an unsullied shield.
"It now lies with Germany's enemies
to prove whether they also have scent
ed the breath of this new; spirit, and
the next few weeks will settle the great
question or whether friend and enemy,
each out of respect for a powerfully
armed opponent. will sheathe the
bloody sword or continue to call for a
brazen decision by arms.
"A united Germany never can be
beaten. Our unity on questions of high
policy such as are embodied In our re
ply to the Pope is complete, and the
fact that this has been brought about
on the basis of a clear and sincere
peace programme gives it double ef
fect. This, the German nation, in this
serious hour of fate, stands strong, but
not arrogantly, quietly prepared for
battle as ever, hut also prepared to co
operate toward a realization of the
world s peace on earth."
AMERICANS AID INJURED
DOCTORS AND NURSES AT BRITISH
AND FRENCH FRONTS.
Arrangements Are Made wherckr All
Member of Medtenl Corps Will
Get Chance for Experience.
(By the Associated Pre,.)
AMKIUCAN TKA1NI.VG CAMP IN
FRANCE. Sept. 80. While awaiting
rieia experience with their own troops,
the Army hospitals within the Ameri
can sone are sending; mobile units com-
posed of doctors, nurses and orderlies
to both the French and British fronts.
These units are operating- in the most
advanced casualty clearing stations in
co-operation with the British and
Doctors and nurses alike are equipped
with gaa masks and other means of
protection against German attacks.
which are becoming more and more
frequent on hospitals on the forward
areas. There Is mueh rivalry among;
the various) hospitals as to who should
have the privilege of roinir first, but
according- to the present plans all the
doctors, all the nurses and most of the
enlisted men will have a turn In a
casualty station before the Winter.
I he American hospitals are plainly
martcea witn grant Ked Crosses in. ac
cordance with the Geneva convention.
A hey are situated far from anv fiaht.
ms units or supply depots for fighting
material, so if they should ever be
bombed It will be a deliberate act by
the enemy aimed direct at the sick and
wounaea ana other non-combatant.
GUARD UNITS TO BE JOINED
Some Consolidation Required Thn
Troops May Be Sent Early.
WASHINGTON, gept. 30 Consellda-
tion of National Guard regiments from
different states Is in some cases essen
tial to the early dispatch of National
Guard division to France. For that
reason the policy of consolidating
Guard units as military requirements
direct will b carried out despite pro.
tests received from state authorities
This was the Impression gained at
the War department following the visit
of Governor Gardner, of Missouri, on
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"Victrola" is the
Secretary Baker last night to lodge in
person his objection to steps taken by
Army officials with regard to the Mis
souri National Guard. He will see Mr.
Baker again Monday, but there is no
prospect that the consolidation policy
will be modified.
Malls Denied Anarchist Paper.
NEW YORK, Sept. 80 Mother Earth,
published by Emma Goldman and Ben
jamin Reitman, anarchists, was today
excluded from second class mail privi
Because of its con
tinuous chain of
boiling points, Red
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Standard Oil Company
A new "Last Rose of Summer" by Galli-Curci
A beautiful old -song that is ever new that takes on new
beauties through the exquisite rendition of this wonderful
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John McCormack sings an ardent love song
"Any Place is Heaven if You are Near Me" just the kind
of a song McCormack makes so real.
Victor Red Seal Secord
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The famous "Thy Home in Fair Provence." Into it
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CENTRALIA. Wash.. Sept. SO. (Spe
cial.) Figures received here yesterday
from the Anti-Tuberculosis League of
the state show that there were 1228
deaths from tuberculosis In Washing
ton in 191a. I'ierce. King, Skagit, Sno
homish and Walla Walla counties are
employing visiting nurses who have ap
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of a nurse.
Anti-Trust Law Suspension Bobs Tp.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 30. After hav
ing: passed the House, only to be
crowded out in the Senate, the bill to
suspend the anti-trust laws enough to.
permit American manufacturers to
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$10 buys Pyrene and bracket.
At all Hardware and Auto
Supply Dealers in this City
combine in foreign selling agencies la
aDOUl ia mwi mo bine lain asain.
who has it In
charge, told the Senate Saturday ha
would bring it up at tne session Degin
James Clarence Harvey Is Dead.
NEW TORK. Sept. 30. James Clar
ence Harvey, actor, poet and play-wria-ht.
died here yesterday.
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