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TITE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 27, 1914.
FOG HAMPERS WAR
ON WESTERN LINE
PRESENT-DAY NAPOLEON OF FRANCE AND HIS WIFE.
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Artillery Exchanges Reported
"Moderate," With Fre
. t quent Counter-Attacks.
FRENCH GAIN IN ALSACE
Positions Xear Cernay and Aspach
Reported to Have Been Reached
and Positions Held Despite
Efforts of Germans. "
PARIS, Dec 28. The official an
nouncement made by the "War Office
today tells of "moderate artillery duels
near the sea. of the cessation of opera
tions on the Lya on account of the fog;
and of grains made in Alsace "by the
French troops. Many German counter
attacks are said to have been repulsed.
The communication says:
"There have been . moderate artillery
exchanges on the front from the sea
to the tys. On the Ly Itself a heavy
tog has made operations Impossible.
French Lost, brt Kecaptared.
"Between the Lys and the Oise we
have repulsed several counter attacks
of the enemy, notably at Noulettes,
to the west of Lens, at Bolselle.
northeast of Albert, and at Lihons, to
the west of Chaulnes. where a. trench
captured from the enemy was lost and
then recaptured by us after a spir
ited engagement. Between the Oise and
the Aisne during the day of Decem
ber 24 a very strong German attack
was repulsed at Chivy, to the north
east of Bupir, ' In the region of Perthes
the artillery silenced the batteries of
the enemy which were bombarding the
trenches recently occupied by our
troops. Two strong German counter at
tacks were repulsed during . the night
of December 24-25.
Severe Attack Checked on Christmas.
"Yesterday, December 25. a further
counter attack of particular severity,
delivered on a front of 1500 yards with
important bodies of troops, was com
"In the Argonne and between the
Meuse and the Moselle, there is noth
ing to report.
"In Upper Alsace, December 25 was
marked by perceptible progress in
front of Cernay. We reached the out
skirts of the hills to the west of the
town and here we held our positions In
eplte of several counter attacks. We
oceupy also the outskirts of Aspach,
the valley and the heights which domi
nate Aspach on the west."
BERIIN TELLS OP SUCCESSES
English and French, Beaten Back on
Flanders 14 ne.
BERLIN, Dec. 26. (By wireless to
London.) The official announcement
on the progress of the war given
out, in Berlin this afternoon re
lates German successes in the western
arena of the war. English and French
attacks near Nieuport have been re
pulsed. The statement refers to en
gagements elsewhere in France, but
either makes no mention of the out
come or says the situation remains un
changed. It says:
"Near Nieuport during the night of
December 24-25, attacks delivered by
Anglian ana irencu troops were re
pulsed. fThe success of the battle with Eng
lish and Indian contingents near St.
Hubert can be better judged today.
Nineteen officers and 818 men were
taken prisoners, while 14 machine
guns, 12 mine-throwers and other war
material was captured. The enemy
left more than 3000 dead on the field.
The English asked for a cessation of
hostilities to bury the dead. Our losses
were comparatively small.
"Some minor engagements have tak
en place at Lihons, southwest of Amiens
and at Tracy-le-Val, northeast of Com
peigne. We captured 300 prisoners.
"In the Vosges, south of Diedols
hauser, and lh Upper Alsace, west of
Sennheim, and also at a point to the
southwest of Altkirch. there were
email engagements yesterday, but the
situation remains unchanged.
"The evening of December 20 a
French airman threw nine bombs on a
certain small village. No troops were
stationed at this place. There was only
a. hospital, which was plainly marked.
No damage of consequence was done.
In reply to this aerial attack and alBO
the throwing of bombs on the open
town of Freiburg, which Is not de
fended, and outside the zone of opera
tions, German airmen threw medium
sized bombs Into the outskirts of
Nancy." . -
AUTOS TO BE ARMED
Seattle Chief of Police TaJces Meas-
vrca to Check Outlaws.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Deo. 26. In an ef
fort to stop increasing activity of
highwaymen and safeblowers, Louis
Lang, chief of police, tonight ordered
six automobiles equipped with shot
guns for use in chasing fleeing crim
inals. The order is the direct result
of an ineffective pistol battle Thurs
day morning between two safeblowers
and a squad of policemen.
The fugitives were wounded, but the
bullets failed to stop the men and they
are still at liberty.
"We shall put cool-headed men on
these automobiles and there will be no
promiscuous shooting," said Chief Lang.
"but when they open fire on a fleeing
criminal we will be sure he doesn't
DEATH TRAVELS IN COLD
Continued From First Page.)
are certain to have cold weather until
Spring arrives, for it will take many
warm days to dispose of the deep snow
banked down almost to the consistency
There is some consolation In the fact
that this heavy snow covers most of
the Winter wheat area, thus insuring
the plant from freezing and assuring
moisture for its early growth.
South Does Kot Escape.
The South- Is not exempt from the
visit of the Frost King. St Louis is
near the eero mark, only two degrees
Intervening today. The cold wave has
penetrated down the Atlantic Coat line
and over the mountains, now denuded
of their forests, and which formerly
Btood between the South and extremely
cold weather. Florida, Louisiana and
Texas report bitter cold and Northern
tourists, who hoped they had escaped
the cold rigors of Winter, must move
. on to Panama or Cuba to find a warm
Government forecasters predict a
shift in the wind and say the breezes
from the Bouth-will bring some relief
to the Lakes region tomorrow, but the
remainder of the country will continue
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VEXEB.U A O MRS. J OKI'' 111!;. .
In view of his success as commander-in-chief of the allied armies in France, General Joffre is looked
on not only as a great tactician but as a more able general than the man who went down to defeat at
Waterloo. Like the great Napoleon, his men worship General Joffre and the great activity shown by the
French lines along the entire battling front is the answer to the army order issued by General Joffre
to his men. "Soldiers," it read, "more than ever before France relies upon your courage and your desire to
conquer at any cost. You already have been victorious on the Marne and on the Yser, at Ypres, in Lorraine
and In the Vosges. You will know bow to conquer until the final triumph."
GUNS CALM SYRIANS
Athens Says' "North Carolina
Threatened to Fire. .
FRENCH CHASED BY MOB
Secretary Daniels Calls on Cruiser
Captain for Information Whether
American Sailors Were
Threatened by Tnrks.
LONDON, Dec. 27. A Reuter dispatch
from Athens says it was the United
States cruiser No' th Carolina which
threatened to iira it a- cnm. a Tfinnii
Syria. The North Carolina, convoying
wie American steamer Virginia, had
proceeded to Twrpoli an! the comman
der rpniifatpil thtx rr 1 1 -1 ui.
to permit the. British and French Con-
duib io oepsn wun tneir nationals resi
dent in Tripoli. This request was re
fused. Several of the French residents
boarded the Virginia, but were attacked
by a mob, who wounded the captain
and first officer: The North Carolina
then threatened to fire, whereupon the
Vlrglna Leaves Under Escort.
The Virginia, escorted by the North
Carolina, then left for Dedeagatch and
the North Carolina later proceeded to
Many French refugees,' the dispatch
adds, already have arrived at Fierus.
United States cruiser North Carolina,
according to a Washington dispatch of
December 16, proceeded from the Island
of Sclos on the coast of Asia-Minor for
Alexandria to take gold to Jaffa for the
relief of Jews In Jerusalem.
WASHINGTON, "Dee. 26. Secretary
Daniels called on Captain Oman, com
manding the armored cruiser North
Carolina, to report whether threats of
violence had been made by Turks at
Tripoli against American sailors. Ath
ens dispatches, published today, said an
American warship had threatened a
bombardment as a result.
Two Warships at Beirut.
The North Carolina and the Tennes
see both are at Beirut today, the Ten
nessee having gone there from Jaffa
after depositing gold. Beirut is about
40 miles south of Tripoli.
One report was that Turkish authori
ties sought to prevent the departure of
American, British and French Consufs,
and that the attack on the American
crew of a commercial ship and the
threatened bombardment of Tripoli by
the American man-of-war followed.
Chebalis to Send Milk to Belgians.
CHEHALIS. Wash., Dec, 26. (Spe-
cial.) Chehalis' Belgian relief fund
has been closed up and the carload of
milk from( the -local condenser will go
to the Sound to be shipped to Belgium
on the ship' that is soon to call for the
Northwest supplies. A total of $821.45
was collected by the Chehalis com
mittee, which originally was. appointed
under the auspices of the Citizens' Club.
Whatever balance is necessary to com
plete the amount needed for a car of
milk will be drawn from the Tacoma
Boy, IS, Drowns While Skating.
EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 26. William
Osborne, 13, was drowned In a small
lake near Birmingham last night while
skating. He went through an airhole
in the ice.
Astorlun Weds Portland Woman.
. VANCOUVER, Wash.,, Dec 26. Spe
cial.) H. A. Hoffman, a proment em-
ploye of a railroad and navigation com
pany at Astoria, and Airs. Addis lav
age were married here today by Rev.
R. H. Sawyer, Christian pastor. W. A.
Miles and a little granddaughter of the
bride were witnesses. Mr. Hoffman is
60 years old and the bride, who lived
at 624 Stark street, Portland, is 54.
They will live at Astoria.
CATTLE DISEASE COSTLY
Decrease From 1913 of $19,000,
00 0 in Value of Livestock Noted.
CHICAGO, Dec. 26. Foot and mouth
disease is held responsible for a de
crease from last year of $19,000,00 in
the value of livestock received during
1914 at the Union Stockyards here, the
largest in the world, according to a
report today by the Union Stockyards
& Transit Company, which handled all
the animals. The shipments totaled
14,695,900 head, worth nearly J390,
000,000. Up to the time of the quarantine of
the yards by the Federal Government
the value of livestock received exceeded
that of a year' ago. Classified, the 1914
receipts were: Cattle, 2,237,600; calves,
361.700; hogs, 6,627,900; sheep, 6367,900,
and horses, 106,800.
SWEET POTATOES GROWN
Dry Farming Station at Washington
College Records Achievement.
PULLMAN, Wash., Dec. 26. (Special.)
Sweet potatoes grown on the sandy
loam of the Columbia River Basin,
yielding at the rate of six tons an
acre, is the latest achievement of the
dry-farming station of the State Col
lege at Grandview. The potatoes were
of the Jersey variety.,
They -were grown practically as
sweet potatoes are grown in latitudes
many degrees south of the Grandview
parallel, except that the plants were
started in a hotbed and transplanted
when danger of frost was past.
SERGEANT CRATE INJURED
Veteran Policeman BreaJts Lee
When Thrown by Scared Horse.
Thrown from his horse when the an
imal was frightened by a passing auto
mobile at Union avenue and Clacka
mas streets yesterday, Sergeant Edward
L, Crate sustained a broken leg above
the ankle and severe lacerations. He
was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital,
residents of the neighborhood calling
an ambulance after the accident. ..
Sergeant Crate, who is 63; years old,
has been in police department tor 20
DAUGHTER BORN TO QUEEN
Helena of Italy Now Has Five Chil
dren, Four Daughters and Son.
ROME, Dec. 26. Queen Helena, of
Italy, gave birth to a daughter this
afternoon. Both mother and child are
-Queen Helena, who is a daughter of
King .' Nicholas, of Montenegro, was
married to King Victor Emmanuel. Oc
tober 24, 1896. The royal couple now
have five children, four daughters and
Paroled Prisoners Return.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Dec. 26. (Spe
cial.) After having been given their
liberty for a day, in which to celebrate
Christmas, two vagrants, Malcolm Fa
gan and E. P. Schlllaire, at 7:30 o'clock
today returned to the City Hall to
serve the remainder of their sentences.
They had enjoyed the holiday with
friends, they said. ' "
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
Whenever you feel a cold comtar on, think
of the full name, Laxative Bromo Quinine.
Look for signature B. W. Grove oa box. 35a.
Ther- are 433,000 acre, of forest-la Con-lea.
LEVY POSTER COVERED
GERMANY SEES VIOLATION OP THE
Credit Given to Wattlock Through.
. .Bryant la Denied by Secretary
of State at Capital.
PARIS, Dec. 26.- "German proclama
tions announcing a levy of 600,000,000
francs ($100,000,000) Indemnity at Brus
sels have been pasted over." says the
Journal, "and the report Is current that
the measure was withdrawn by the
German Governor as the result of rep
resentations by the American Secre
tary of State, William J. Bryan, through
Minister Whitlock, pointing out that
the tax was In violation of The Hague
"It is announced that the Germans
have imposed a tax of 26 francs on un
married persons over 27 years of age
WASHINGTON, Dee. 26. Secretary
Bryan reiterated today that if Brand
Whitlock, American Minister to Bel
gium, had taken any action to dissuade
the German military authorities from
collecting a war levy on Brussels he
had been acting entirely In a personal
and unofficial capacity and without any
instructions from the American Gov
ernment. The Secretary said he had
no information that Mr. Whitlock had
Tosemite Muir Memorial Proposed.
SAN FRANCISCO. Den. 2S Frlnnrta
of John Muir, who died Thursday in
Los Angeles, have begun a movement
to erect a marble shaft to his memory
'. v.aiiey, vv men me cele
brated naturalist was one of the first
to explore. The monument was sug
gested bv Robert Underwood Jnhnnnn
editor of an Eastern magazine, an in
Ashland Couple Marry.
, ASHLAND, Or.. Dec. 28. (Special.)
At Trinity Episcopal Church this aft
ernoon Donald S. Whitney and Miss
Ethelynde San ford were married. Rev.
William B. Hamilton, of St. Mark's
Church, Medford, performing the cere
mony. The bridegroom. Is the son of
Mrs. Mary L. Whitney, of this city, and
is a Southern Pactflo locomotive engi
neer. The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Sanford, and is a
popular favorite In the younger social
set. The newlyweds left this evening
Typewriters, Cash Regis
ters, Factory Rebuilt -
Underwood Visible. Sts-SSe
L. C. Smith Visible $25-18
Kemlngton VUlble SSO-SAe
Royml Visible S30-M
Smith Premier Visible S26-S35 I
Oliver Visible SIS-S35 ;
Emerson Visible SS0-SJ5
6 terns Visible S30
Remlavton Koa and 7 f 12-9 Id
Bralth premier Nos. 2 and 4. . .f 12-f 16
The Typevriter Exchange
Persons suffer more from -Inexperienced
truss fitting than from hernia. Why
not buy your trusses from experts? Try
'Laue-Davls Drug Co, at 3d and Tarn
hill, 'who ar. experts and know new.
for a honeymoon tour, which will In- cial.) A gain of 150 children of school tricts have been created. In most cases
elude San Francisco and New Orleans, age is shown by the annual school these were taken from the old districts,
. census of Wallowa County, Just tabu- thus explaining In part the losses in
Wallowa School Census Grows. lated by Superintendent Conley. Older the latter. The only town to show a
districts as a rule Increased little, and gain was Enterprise, which lias gone
ENTERPRISE, Or., Dec. 26. (Spe- some lost. But a number of new dis- from 863 children in 1912 to 427 in 1914.
at Removal Sale Prices is less than any January Sale Prices ever
quoted by this or any other store
Shows you at a glance how prettily and inexpensively you can furnish. Everything for he home fn one
store and delivered on one small payment. EDWARDS TERMS ARE BEST.
No interest, no fuss, no red tape just your simple promise. Remember, no one seeking credit need ever '
leave here disappointed.
Three Rooms of Furniture $ 1 45
As Pictured! Below
$2.50 Per Week
Guaranteed Brass Bed, full size,
$10. With this outfit. Colonial
solid oak Dresser $17.50. Solid
oak chair $2.35. 24x24 waxed
oak Stand $-4. Supported woven
wire Spring $3.75. Combina
tion cotton Mattress with rolled
edge and art ticking $6.50.
9x10-6 reversible Rug, pattern.
ffiay be selected, J$t.225.
We believe there are many people in need of
more bedding' these cold niphts. We have too
many Warm Wool-Nap Blankets in stoclc. With
every order this week amounting: to thiry
flve dollars or over, cash or credit, we grive a
pair of these $4.50 blankets free.
Inventory Sale starts
morning at 8 o'clock. Our
stock consists of more than
3000 Schloss Bros, and
Sophomore Suits, Over
coats, Hats and fine Fur
nishings, and must be sacrificed.
Don't buy until you see what we
are showing. Come tomorrow.
Phegley & Cavender
COR. FOURTH AND ALDER STREETS
$4.50 CASH, Sl.OO WEEK
Six-foot solid oak waxed Dining Table, 45 inches in
diameter. $16.50. Four solid oak Chairs, our best
sellers, $9.40. Waxed solid oak Arm Rocker $4.25,
and a best qualitv 9x10-6 wool fiber Rug, your choice of
patterns, $10.50. One small throw Rug $1.10.
GOOD PLACE TO TRADE ES&&Sgg
Waxed golden oak Library Table
$10. Waxed oak Fireside Rock
er, Spanish leatherette seat, at
$5.90. Solid oak Settee - to
match Rocker ij5.Xl.50. Reclin
ing Morris Chair with loose
cushions $10.50. Also a 9x12
good Brussels Rug $16.