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TOE HORNING OREGOXIAX. TITUKSDAT. APRIL. 4, 1018.
6 FILE FOR OFFICES
BELGIAN ARRIVAL AT BAKER
PLEADS FOR AMERICAN AID
Sirs. Stephen Hoys, .Recently From Battle-Scarred Town af Wyngene,
YVrstvlaanden. Telia of Horrors of Wu Experienced When Barbarous
Tentooa Spread Havoc Before Them.
Candidates From AH Over
State Would Serve People.
Will H. Hays, National Com
mittee Chairmaiy.to Be
KELLY FOR SUPREME BENCH
CONFERENCES TO BE HELD
Tisilnr's Tine Will B Divided) Ite
tarrn BooUn Liberty Ixan
Campaign and Meeting City
nail State Voters.
Oa Me visit to Portland next Thnrs
it Will 1L Hiyi. chilmun of the
lypuMiraa National commute, will
olvtde his time beltrtta boosting the
third Iit-rtT loan drive and meeting
thai Republican and former Progressive
vntrri of the stale. Many Hubl:mnl
Irdict that the coming of Mr. Hays
will attract to tela city mora out-of
Inen Kroublicane than any other oTent
unre t'harlre f- Husrhea. the Repub
Jlran Presidential nominee, waa tier
Mr. Ur will arrive from Seattle at
T A. II. not Thursday, lie will be met
J-v Ralphs K. Williams. National co
yvnttertnan. anil escorted to the Mult-
Iv-ma'l llot.L. Between S.3 and 10
v'clo-k a ror.ft-rrnce will he held at the
l uttnomah ll 'l-l to which will be ad-
tnittid only members of the Kepubli
ran Mate Central Committee, chair.
fii-B of the various Republican County
i catral rummitteea. members of the
Ji.tirhe t'ampatirn Committee and the
fubli.hrr. 0r the Republican newepa
Jere In thi state.
Immediately following the confer
ence a public reception m 111 be held at
fn hotel from 19 to 12 o'clock boon.
To thla reception all Republican men
and women and former Irogresaives
are especially Invited. All will be
given an opportunity to meet th Na
At 13 o clock noon Mr. Hays will at
tend the weekly luncheon of the Prc
rrtwUt Hnstnesa Men's Club. Thla
luncheon also will be held at the Mult
nomah Hotel. It will be gtvea under
the auspices of the Progressive bual
reaa Men and reeervationa for the
1'iaeheon must be made through that
club. They will be able to k(umni
tlate at eVaat (04.
Mr. Hays at 3 o'clock: la the after
K'wa wi.l deliver a public address at
the H'tiir Theater In aupport of the
"third ll(rty loaa drive. Thla meeting
wilt mm-lude an exceedingly busy day
I T Mr. Hay, who will leave eg the
fchasta turn l ted at 1:3 1'. la. for Call'
forula. . .
' . t;j c i '
MR. AXD MRS. STEPHEX Ht'TS.
Oa Ma trip thrntiah the Interior of
the atate, L. J. Simpaon. Kepubltran
raadl'tate for trurernor. r porta haetnK
traveieil In one day In a email auto-
mobile from Lakkrw to Burn, a ula
taace of 1J& mllea. lie baa addreaaed a
rumber of liberty loan. Ited Croaa and
Jlorae Ouard meeting, beaidea peraoa-
tl'T meetini; many votera. Mr. Mmp-
waa In Vale yceterday and will paea
today at imtarlo.
Ceorire T. Wlllett. of thla elty. i
member of the House at the 1917 aea
aon of the lca-lature. haa announced
h:a candidacy to aucceed hlruaelX aa
Genrce P. Henry, real estate dealer
and prominent member of the Elks, la
bemjr talked of aa a probable candidate
for ;tate Kepreaeatatiy from this
A. E. Itamea. firmer buslnesa afent
of tile Lons.horrmrn'a Lnlin. may be
come a candidate for State Keprtaaiil.
tiva oa the itcpubiti-aa ttckeL
e e e
Friend of Governor Wlthycomhe
laye secured a suite of room a at the
Imperial Hotel aa headquarters from
which the t;ovcrnor'a campalcm far re
' election will be directed. The Lead
Ciuartcra will be opened la a few days,
a e a
In format!? announclnc bla candl
e'.tcy for National committeeman on the
Republican ticket yralrrday, O. - M.
llirkey. of this city. a.tid:
"I believe In the principles of the
Republican party and will io my best
to promote Ita Interests. I feel tr:at
try experience would enable me to be
f valuable service to the party. I
haee alway believed In the ideas and
policies of Theodore Kooaerelt and If
elected National committeeman will use
luy best ucdeavors to carry out said
T e e e
Petitions were belna: circulated
amona the lawyers of this city yester
day aaklnir Ju.tre l' V. L.iulefield to
hrcomo a candiuate for Circuit Judsr.
1 apartment No. . Multnomah County
t'ircuit Court. Judxe litt!efleld la
known to have. the matter under con
ettleratton and will announce his deci
sion before the end of the week.
School Ikntl Election Planned.
ASTORIA. Or.. April . (Spectal.)
The Astoria school district will hold a
special election In the near future to
vote on the question of Issulr.K 1115.-
In school district bonds to raise
fur.da. with which to purchase a site
for a bulldlnc at smith m Point, one
on the south alope of the hill for future
use. and to construct the first units of
I-ulldlncs at Smith's I'olnt. Adalrs and
AMerbrook. The architects today sub
inltted estimates on these buildings as
follows: Ail.ura HVCi'O. AMerbrook
i::.CP' Smith's I'olnt 3j.OU0. total
AKER. Or April 3. (Special.)
lruplorlnr the American people to
buy thrift stamps, liberty bonds
and to do everything poaalble to win
the war. Mrs. Stephen Boys, whose
little home waa the first to be de
stroyed by a German shell in the town
of VTynffeiie, tVestTlaanden. Belirium,
and who arrived In AsSrlca after three
yeara In the war sons, today told Baker
war stamp solicitors a dramatic story
of her experience with the oermans.
Mrs. Huys Is a ilemlns and speaks
but little tnsllsh. She made her ap
peal to Americans and for America
throuarh her husband, who haa been
In this country for nine years and Is
now employed by one of the Baker
lumber companies; -She warns Ameri
cans not to be too optimistic about the
Germans not getting to I'arla.
"America." ah o declared. "must
arouse itself. It must send every brsve
man It can to the front. When the
war broke oat we never thought the
Germans would ftet to our little town,
which was miles back of the first
battle front. Two months Ister we
heard that the Germans were ad
vancing on M'ynrene. Many of the
cltliens took their clothes and ran
Into the woods, hoping to find a place
of safety, but my mother and I re
mained In our home, thinklns: that the
stories we had heard about German
brutality were overdrawn, but we were
sadly disappointed. When the Germans
were within a mile of the town they
opened fire, and the first shell fired
took away the front part of our house.
My mother and I were to the back of
the house and thua eecaped being
killed. We fled through a back win
dow Just In time to avoid the next
shell, which entirely destroyed our
home.- We saved nothing, except the
clothes' wa had on, and fled to the
house of my sister, four miles distant.
"But we were not to escape t Ger
mans. With hundreds of other Belgian
women we were huddled In the houses
that were left when they arrived. One
of my relatives started. to cross the
street and a shell struck him. injuring
him slightly and causinir him to fall.
A German soldier rushed up and ran
his bayonet through the fallen man.
"The Germans continued to pour
through the town. Camps were estab
lished In the town and the Germans
went Into the houses and took posses
sion of the beds, forcing the families
who lived in them to. slesp on the
floor, regardless of their age- or sex.
The German soldiers looted the houses
of anything they wanted and 'kept the
people that were left in a state of
"For three years this went on. when
I beard from Mr. Huys, who was in
America. I had been engaged to him
for nine years, although I had heard
nothing from him since the war com
menced. Mr. Huys heard about a priest
who was going to Belgium to bring
refugees to America and asked him to
find me. For many months the priest
hunted for the little town where he
waa told I was living before he found
me. And then I started for America.
When I reached Baker a year ago Mr.
Huys and I were married. Now I am
happy. I do not want to go back. My
country Is destroyed. It la .the fear I
have that Germany may destroy
France, Kngland and even Amerlra that
makes me desire that we shall give
all to "win the war."
Mr. and Mra. Hays are members of a
small Belgian colony at Baker which
haa recently bought over 1100 worth of
thrift stamps and whose people are
said to be denying themselves even
ordinary comforts to meet the appeal
of the Government for money.
Official War Reports.
VOSDOS. April a. Tha official state
At dawn yesterday a determined at
tack made by a strong party of the
enemy against our positions In the
neighborhood of Fampoux was re
pulsed after sharp fighting. A num
ber of German dead and a few pris
oners were. left In our hands.
"A successful local operation was un
dertaken by ua last night In the neigh
borhood ot Ayette. which Is now In our
"over 100 prisoners ami three ma
chine guns were captured by us.
-There is nothing further to report
from the batle front.
Lincolnshire troops raided the en
emy s trenches northeast of Ioos yes
terday morning and captured tl pris
oners snd a machine gun. Another
successful raid in which wa captured
a few men waa carried out by us last
oitfbt northeast of Poelcappelle."
DELICATE GIRLS IN
Business cr School
who have thin or in
sufficient blood or are
physically frail will find
a rich blood-food and strengthen
ing tonic It is to helpful for
delicate girls it should be a
part of their regular diet.
rati a Bowse. Bleeaaaetd. H. J. U-U
Many School Children are Sickly
Mmhrm wu lu tfctr twi comfort aa.
th r-ifr t thir tMi'tr-tt, houij fiar
Is- without af Mthr iry 3 (
r t'r Ch'.irri, for um Xbrvufhoux. th
ljk . Trf Hrrak up Crtt1. Kiie
'taftn. t,Vt !. T-iiin L'temrtlsrra.
IONPOX. April i. Tonight's official
statement on aviation rays:
There was good visibility Monday
and our low flying airplanes again
were active. More than 17 tons of
bombs a ere dropped snd thousands of
rounds were fired from the air at the
enemy's Infantry and other targets on
the ground. Hostile aircraft also were
active on the southern portion ot our
ront. some of their two-seater nt
chines firing at our troops with ma'
chine guns from low heights.
"Ten hostile airplanes were de
stroyed and six others driven down out
ot control. Another airplane was
brought down within our lines by in
fantry. Two hostile balloons were de
stroyed by our; airplanea. Bleven of
our machinea are miasing.
"After dark our night-flying Ml
chines bombed enemy railway stations,
billets, troopa and transport, dropping
many bombs on the Cambral railway
station, on the station southeast of
Douat. on the railway line south of
that town, as well as on other targets.
Ail ot our machines returned.
BERLIN, via London. April . Tha
German official bulletin today says:
"Western theater The artillery en
gagement near and south of Lens was
more lively at times. Oi the bsttle
front the fighting activity throughout
the whole of the day waa restricted to
artillery firing and reconnolterlng an
"A thrust during tha night by
English companies against Ayette was
repulsed by a counter-attack. Iurlng
the evening tha enemy attacked with
strong forces between Jarceicave and
the Luce lilver. He was driven bsck
with heavy loeaea. Py means of a sur
prise attack we gained possession of
the heights southwest of Moreull.
The destruction of Laos by the
French artillery continues.
In the central Vosges ths artillery
activity has been revived. Southwest of
Us Bach a successful throat resulted
n prisoners being bronght In.
"Captain Baron von Rlchthofen won
his 74th aerial victory.
There is nothing new ts report from
ths other Ih eaters. -
the French positions between Morisel
and Mallly-Rameval. It was repulsed
by the French fire and the enemy was
not able to obtain a footing In the
French defenses, except at a single
"A German effort north of Rollot
was broken up by the French fire. Last
night the French carried out a. local
operation on the slopes north of Piea
ont. in the courso of which our troops
enlarged their position appreciably and
took CO prisoners. There is nothing to
report from the remainder of the front.
"On March 11 and April 1 Frencn
serial squadrons threw down 12.GU0
kilograms (more than 13 tons) ot pro
jectiles on railways and cantonment
at Ham, Chauny, Noyon, etc. A large
fire was obaerved In the railway sta
tion at Chaulnes.
"German cantonments in the region
of Koye were bombarded with many
projectiles and attacked with machine
guns from a low elevation. French
pursuit planes were engaged In many
flKhta. in the course of which eight
German airplanes were brought down.
Two others were put out of action.
ALIENS ARE ROUNDED UP
GERMA.f AL1E EXEMY FOCNTJ
WORKI5G IN LOCAL SHIPYAJID.
Every "iVonld-Be Representative Has
a Little Platrorui All Ills Own -Which
Secretary Olcott Re-
cords According- to Law.
FAIJCM.- Or.. April . (Special)
Another grist of filings for office de
scended upon Secretary Olcott today.
Judge I'ercy R. Kelly, of Albany, filed
as candidate for the Supreme Court,
stating he will perform the dutiea of
hla on Ice to the best ot bla ability. He
is a Republican.
George H. Merryman. of Klamath
Fls. in asking for Republican nomi
nation for the Legislature, practically
subscribes for statement No. 1. evident
ly being unaware of the constitutional
amendment providing for direct election
or Lnnea states Senators by the peo
ple, and in hla platform says:
I will always vote tor that candidate for
ITnlted Statea Senator In Congress who haa
received tha highest nqmlwr of people's
votae for that position at tha general eleo
tloo next preceding the election ot a Sen
ator in Cungresa. without rwgard to my indi
C. E. Woodson, of TTeppner. Repub
lican, filed as candidate for Repre
sentative from Morrow and Umatilla.
with the following platform:
Labor sealovsly for such leirtslattnn as
shall secure the mo.it hearty and effective
eo-operatton of our state with the National
Government in winning tie present war and
in effecting a sound and speedy reconstruc
tion at itarloae. I will heartily aupport
every meritorious legislative effort for the
betterment of my stats and district con
sistent with true economy and the para
mount duty of brlnsing victory to our
P. O. Bonebrake. in filing as candi
date on the Republican tioket from
Multnomah County, says in his plat
Strive to perform the duties of my office
to the beat of my ability aifd to the best
Interests of my district aad the state at
larse. I ahall vote for the ratification of
the rrohtbition amendment to the XatioD&l
Constitution and shall give favorable con
sideration to such measures as will develop
our highways and Oregon Industries. Ore
gon must stand by our National war Poli
B. P. Cornelius, of Hillsboro. seeking
the Republican nomination for' Repre
sentative from Washington County,
Born In Wsshincton County. Oregon, and
tf renominated and re-e!ectel. 1 will not
dodKe or evade any responsibility Imposed
on me aa a Representative, at all limes hav
itig in view tha beat interests of WaaaiOa'loa
County and the slate or tiregon.
11. C. Wheeler, ot Pleasant Hill. Re
publican, who wishes to be nominated
as Representative from Lane County,
Work for laws that are of eoual benefit
to all elssaee. I will favor true economy
In legislation and will support all legislation
that alll help our Government win the war
D. M. Cartmlll. of Haines. Republican,
legislative candidate for Representative
from Baker County, has no platform,
hut in his slogan says he will favor
maintaining and. supporting the Arrriy
until a permanent peace is obtained.
Herbert Egbert, of The Dalles, has no
platform or slogan. In filing as can
didate for Representative from Wasco
and Rood lther counties.
Means Going the Limit in Value Giving
When we say we have taken off one-half the profit we formerly charged for .
clothing and that other stores charge now, we stand ready to back up the
statement with the merchandise values, and we want you to compare our
values with other stores' offerings and judge for yourself, whether we do
what we claim. We are doing three times the clothing business we did last
year without extra expense net result, saving of half the. profit to our
patrons and through our greatly increased business more. profitable for us.
We have the smartest styles for the young fellow; then semi-stylish ideas
for the young business man and the more conservative styles for the man '
who would dress plainly. v .
Compare Gray's Compare Gray's
Suits with those sold by other
stores for $25 and $30.
Suits with those sold by other
"stores for $35 to $45r
After comparison we sell the clothes because values will tell.
366 Washington at West Park
and the funeral will be held at the
Cortland Crematorium. His mother la
st the Portland Hotel awaiting the
arrival of the body.
Mrs. Ethel Spangler Dies.
OREGON CITY, Or., April 3. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Ethel Spangler,"' wife of
Charles Spangler, of Carus, died this
morning at the hospital of heart fail
ure) and bronchitis. Funeral services
are to be held Sunday at 1:30 o'clock.
Rev. E. E. Gilbert, pastor of the Metho
dist Church, will officiate. The remains
will be cremated.
Old Resident of Canenia. Dies.
OREOON CTTY, Or., April 3. James
Hamilton Lindsay died at his home at
Canemah this morning at 9:20 o'clock
after a brief illness. Mr. Lindsay was
born In May, 18tt), in England, and
came to America in 1877. He had re
sided at his home at Canemah since
1877. He ia survived by a son, Thomas
Aged Man Dies Suddenly.
OREGON CITY, Or, April S. (Spe-Clal.)--C.
N. Lewis, aged 79 years,
dropped dead while splitting wood at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carrie
Begler, at Sixth and Monroe streets,
about 10 o'clock this morning. Mr.
Lewis had supposedly been in good
health and his death is attributed to
heart trouble. He had been a resident
of Oregon City for II years. The de
ceased leaves seven children.
Four Americans Win War Cross.
PARIS, April 3- Corporal Elraer
Narlund and Private Raymond Hunter,
of section 615 of the United States
Army Ambulance Service, and Privates
Perln H. Long and EtheiDert 'W. Love,
of section 63S, have been awarded tha
French War Cross. Section 628 has
been commended in the divisional
orders. Reports from the front say
the American Ambulance Service has
been doing excellent work in the big
Would-Be Hazers Hazed by
at Goldendale nigh School
Houta Iter Adversaries.
Bauik Clerk Whs Caased Ifear Riot at
TUlaaaaok y Pro-Gennaa Utter
ance a Ordered Interned.
Fred C Knapp and C Ruling, presi
dent and superintendent, respectively,
of the Peninsula Shipbuilding Company,
yesterday gave a satisfactory explana
tion of their employment of Stanley
Stocha, a German alien enemy.
Stocha was arrested tor tailing to
register. It was then discovered he
waa employed within 100 yards of the
waterfront, and In violation of the
President'a proclamation. Stocha will
be held for further Investigation. He
Is liable to Internment.
Herman Solar o, German bank clerk
at Tillamook, who caused a- near-riot
19 days ago by reason of his pro-Ger
man utterances, was yesterday ordered
Verner Eckman. a Finn, pleaded
guilty In Federal Court yesterday to a
failure to register as an alien enemy
and was sentenced to Jail for 9t) days
by I'nltad States Judge Wolverton.
Ludwlg Mltschman. a German alien
enemy, la being held at Hillsboro on
a charge of having firearms In his possession.
i OLDENDALE, Wash., April 1.
VJT (Special.) Principals In the hair-
pulling episode and fight that followed
an attempt by a number of girl stu
dents of the Goldendale High School
Monday to hase Jessie Ferbrache and
Mary Anderson, students who came to
school with their hair done up in frills
In defiance of pigtail day." have all
recovered and the affair ia regarded
as a closed incident.
Members of the basing party who
took an active part in the combat are
Kayo Mitchell, Margaret Byars. Marlon
Byars and Aileen Nesblt, the latter be
Inir tha victim of a knockout blow after
others had retired from the fray. Miss
Ferbrache did all the fighting for the
anti-pigtail forces, and the affair was
over so quickly that teachers in the
classrooms did not know what was go
ing on until it was all over.
Ths girls who attempted to enforce
'pigtail day" regulations by physical
lorce atiriouio meir ueieai tu ine xaii
ure of the boys, who were celebrat
ing "loud socks" day, to carry out
their part of the programme agreed
upon beforehand and hold Miss Fer
brache's arms while her hair was be
Ths trouble started when a number
of girls made a rush on a girl who
came to school with her hair all fluffed
up in defiance of the regulations of the
day, with the intention of arranging
her hair "pigtair' fashion by force. 'The
victim started fighting right off the
bat and at ths first pass landed a blow
on a senior girl leading the hazers
that broke her glasses and incidentally
her nose. This awed the other girls.
who stood back, except one other mem
ber of the senior class, who took up the
fray single-handed. The fight was re
sumed, but the girl who resented being
hased soon got in a right uppercut on
the Jaw that put her opponent com
PARIS. April S. Tha official state
"On the front between tha Bomme
and the Olse there waa Increasing ac
in-K'-s It m j-.rm. THtsB POWprTRU tlvlty on the part of the artillery on
V2$?yX)k.J-&. Td! I ' South of Moreuil tha .-
drvsa. li.iasr O.-sr C. La Her. K. Y. A4. emy
made a apirlted attack against
TERMS OP THIRD LIBERTY
Tha following digest of terms
of the third liberty loan was
mads public yesterday by Robert
E. Smith, state executive manager
ot the campaign:
Bonds of the third liberty loan
are dated May , 1918, bearing
Interest from that date.
They are In denominations of
150. 1100. 11000. ISO00 and 110.000.
An initial payment of i per cent
must bo made with the subscrip
tion. Remaining payments are due
aa follows: May 2S, 1918, 20 per
cent; July 18. 1918. 35 per cent;
August 15. 1918, 40 per cnt.
First coupons are payable Sep
tember li. 19J8. Coupons are
payable thereafter semi-annually
on March It and September 15.
The maturity of the bonds has
not yet been announced.
FORMER PORTLANDER DIES
ti. Don Lyons Victim of Pneumonia
While In Xaval Service.
L. Don Lyons, a former resident of
Portland, died March 27 at Providence,
R. I., of pneumonia, while in the naval
service. He was second assistant en
gineer on the cruiser South Dakota.
He was born in Montesano, wash..
In 1896. He lived with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Lyons, when a boy
of from 10 to 12 years, and attended
the Chapman School. The family later
removed to Aberdeen, where the father
is engaged in the lumber business.
He enlisted in the Navy at Bremer
ton April 17. He served on the same
ship as the Oregon Naval Militia. He
had received several promotions since
Joining the service.
The body will be brought to Portland
10c GLOBE 10c
Waehlagtoa at Eleventh
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