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LAID TO GERMANY
LINER NOW EN ROUTE FOR ENGLAND WITH PASSENGERS IN FACE OF GERMAN WARNINGS.
Dunlap Hats $5 Brewer Hats $3
Letter Received Month Ago in
Washington Looks on War
THIS LABEL MARKS THE SMARTEST
T'l I '
MUNITION SALES RESENTED
Till SUNDAY ' OREGOXIAX TORTEAND, MAT 9, 1915.
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America ILrpardod as ill No Condi
tion to Flghl, While Conflict vt
Own AVould Slop Srndins
Ammunition to Allies.
TVASHINUTON.-- May 8 (Special.)
That ticrmany deliberately irepared to
destroy tlie Lusttanla irrespective of
tlio fact that Amer1i:ans might bo on
board as patssensrers and that the would
roRard war with the United States
"with fecltinc; of equanimity," is do
elared to have been shown by a letter
from a. hiprh tterman government source
received in Washington almost a. month?
l?o. ! The. name of the writer cannot be
disclosed nor can tho letter be frinted
in full at this time. The following1 sum
mary and paraphrase is declared, how
ever, on lilph authority to bo accurate:
-That a radical chanse in public senti
ment toward America has taken place
In recent weeks. Its character is shown
by the following statement made by
Field Marshal General von llinden
b nr it:
"How can I feel kindly toward a peo
ple with whom wo have no quarrel and
whose ammunition is daily killing my
War Viewed WltU Equanimity.
That Germany looks "with equanimity
upon a possible war wlth'the United
lStat.es." Germany's situation would not
be ecriously affected thereby. On the
other hand if war should come, the
United states would stop selling muni
tions to the allies, for It would need
them for its own use.
That America is in no condition to
go to war.
America has no army and Germany
has Us opinion of the United States
fleet. Moreover, it Is not for a moment
to he supposed that the Germans and
Irishmen in the United States would
remain tranquil in a war .RKainst Ger
many which would be an aid to Knsr
land. "You must think of the effect
of this upon your own government and
whether It might not be in danger of
Starvation Volley Unrated,
That there Is not the slightest ques
tion that If "one of our submarines
should encounter the Lusitania, she
would torpedo her; it would make no
difference whether she flew tho Am
erican or the Knglish flats. The Eng
lish have announced a policy of starva
tion for the women and, children of
Germany. Why should we concern our
selves should some of their women and
children bo drbwned as the result of
an attack on one of her ships? Should
several hundred Americans be drowned
at the same time, tho fault would rest
on them; for we have given warning
and they ouprht not to blame Germany.
Rather the responsibility rests on Eng
land. Tfou. must not forget that our
submarines and their officers and crew
cannot pursue any other course than
It has been necessary for them for the
eake of their own safety to follow.
"That this submarine war was forced
on Germany and in it our Government
is hacked by every man, woman and
child in the Kmpire. It will not be
stopped; It will not be changed until
our enemies recognize the right of our
peaceable population to receive the food
to which they are entitled."
CHURCH ADDITION SURE
OltKtiO.V CITV BAPTISTS PLAS TO
MKKT INCREASED GROWTH.
Bible School Roll of Church la In
creased From 200 to More Than
500 Durlnxr Two Vein.
OREGON C1TT, Or., May S. (Spe
cial.) Owing to the large increase In
membership and In attendance at Sunday-school
services, the construction of
u large addition to the First Baptist
Church is assured. Tentative plans for
the building are being made.
In two years the Bible school taoll of
the church has grown from 200 to more
than 500, with an average Sunday at
tendance of 400. There are several or
ganized classes with 30 and 40 enroll
ment and the classrooms have been out
grown. The need of a first-class gym
nasium has been felt for some time.
The gymnasium planned will have a
floor at least 32 by 54 feet with a
14-foot celling, with shower baths.
During the last year more than 100
members have been added to the
church. Rev. W. T. Milliken has worked
on the idea that the preaching la the
smallest part of the work of a church,
the main thing being to keep every
An efficiency committee consisting of
A. U. Rusg, J. L. Lizberg, A, Wiltol.
Mrs. C. A. Nash, F. A. Olmsted, Mrs.
George Millington, J. W. Loder, Miss
Varle Trimble. Miss Lena Costly. Mrs.
I. O. Lalourette, Floyd Etdieson and
Conrad Vierhus, Is attempting to rem
edy weak points in church work. A
workers- meeting Is held with a ban
quet each month, where the latest and
best plans in religious education are
SHERWOOD CLUB AT WORK
Portland Speakers Are Heard and
Regular Busnless Transacted.
SHERWOOD. Or.. May 8. (Special.)
W. J. Brewer, of the Portland Cham
tier of Commerce, and C. J. Gay. of
Portland, were the principal speakers
at tho regular meeting of the newly
organized Sherwood t ommercial Club
Mr. Brewer dwelt briefly on the spirit
to be manifested In a live commercial
club In a small town. He spoke also
of the possibilities, of the work, that
can be done and impressed the "get
Mr. Gay outlined the advantages that
would be gained through an organiza
tion such as Sherwood has in the mak
ing. The regular business of the club
included the adoption of bylaws.
Among matters of importance acted
upon was the appointing of member
ship contest committee, with H. F.
llushong as leader of the "Boosters"
and L. A. Hammersly as leader of the
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STEAMEU TRANSVLVAMA, AVII1CII SAILED OX DAY LISITAXIA WAS Sl'SK.
LIBAU IS CAPTURED
Coast Survey Ofricer Missing.
WASHINGTON', May 8. Captain J. B.
Miller, of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Is anions: those missing on the Lusi
tanla. Captain Miller was just back
from a - lone trip In Philippine and
Germans Report Taking of
Town and 1600 Prisoners.
RIVER WISL0KA CROSSED
Cencral Jlakrnscn's Aruijr Said to
Be Pursuing Russians and Total
of Captives in. Galicia Is
Now Figured at 7 0,00.
BERLIN, via London. May 8. Offi
cial announcement was made at the
German War Office today that the City
of Libau, in the provlnco of Courland,
Russia, has been captured by th.e Ger
In the capture of Libau, the Germans
have" sained one of the main objects
of their invasion of the Baltic prov
inces of Kussla. This movement was
designed to occupy Libau and Riga,
which would enable the Germans to
harass Russian communications with
Libau is an important seaport and
industrial center. It is about .75 miles
along: the seacoast from the German
The official communication says:
"'The troops we sent against the City
of Libau took possession of this town
yesterday. Sixteen hundred prisoners.
18 cannon and four machine suns fell
into our hands.
"In the southeastern theater of the
war, the pursuit of the defeated ene
my by the army under General Maekr
ensen. and such troops of our allies
as Joined this army, was continued
steadily throughout -yesterday. Our
advance forces crossed the River Vis
loka in the neighborhood of Krosno
"The Joint action of all parts of the
army engaged in this advance led to
tho cutting: off of not Inconsiderable
Russian forces. Consequently the total
number of prisoners taken in the Ga
lician arena since the end of April
should, so far, have been Increased to
about 70.000 men. Eighty-eight can
non, including: nine of heavy caliber,
have been taken from the Russians."
northern slopes of the Beskids are mak
ing desperate efforts to break through.
"The flg-hting probably will last some
time before the Russians arc destroyed,
as the battletield is on most difticult
"'The Russians are makinsj fierce at
tacks in Kast Galicia in order to rejieve
the western front, but these attacks are
FIGHTING STILL OBSTINATE
Petrograd Keports Enemy Is Show
ing Signs of Fatigue.
PETROGRAD, via London, May 8.
The following: communication was is
sued by the War Department tonigrht:
"German cruisers and torpedo boats
appeared In the vicinity of Libau yes
terday and bombarded the port. One
of the enemy's torpedo boats was sunk
by one of our mines.
"To the southwest of Milau our of
fensive is developing: successfully.
There were engagements yesterday in
the direction of Poneviej. Besiagola and
Rossleny (in the Baltic provinces).
"To the west of the Niemen skir
mishes of an obstinate character
brought to light the" fact that the en
emy advance guards and outposts are
in the district of the Upper Szeszupa.
In the direction of Mlawa we repulsed
yesterday a new German attack, against
the Pomicany farm.
"On the left bank of the "Vistula all
Is quiet. Between the Vistula and the
Carpathians obstinate fighting contin
ued on Friday. The attacks of the
enemy, which were made along most
of the front and which were in the na
ture of frontal attacks, met with no
success. "The enemy, who has suffered enor
mous losses. Is showing sign of fatigue,
while our counter-attacks are becom
ing more frequent. ,
"During our retreat in the direction
of Dukla. large forces of the enemy
occupied the roads and surrounded the
5Sth division on all sides. Neverthe
less, this division, under the leadership
of General Korniloff, cut its way
through the ranks of the enemy and
succeeded, with heavy losses, in rejoin
ing its parent corps yesterday.
"There has been only occasional fir
ing In the direction of Stry. On Friday,
on the Upper Lomnitza, c"ertain ele
ments of the enemy which had ascend
ed the mountain range of Tavornik
were repulsed with heavy losses."
RUSSIANS FIGHT DESPERATEIV
Vienna Says Force Is Surrounded on
VIENNA, via London. May 8. The
Austrian official press bureau today
gave out the following:
"The headquarters in Galicia reports
that the victorious battle for the Aus-tro-German
troops in West Galicia con
tinues. Advancing forces of Austrlans
and Germans have reached the Wistoka
River from Jaslo Pilsno. while detach
ments heve obtained a firm foothold on
the other bank.
"All the passes in the Beskid Moun
tains, with the exception of Lupkow,
are in the hands of the Austro-Germans.
The Russian columns surrounded on the
PASTOR TELLS OF SWINDLE
Matron of Wisconsin College Testi
fies of loss by Monaton Stock.
NEW TORK, May 3. Rev. - harles
K. Nash, who formerly occupied a pul
pit in Minneapolis, told on the witness
stand in the United States District
Court how he helped Pierre M. Looker
dispose of the securities of the Monaton
Realty Investing Corporation.
Mr. Nash says he relinquished his
charge to enter the employ of Looker,
who is on trial for using the malls to
defraud investors of more than $1,000.
000 of the profit-sharing certificates and
bonds of the Monaton swindle. Looker
was president of the company. The firm
of Kendrick & Dowdell was its repre
sentative in Philadelphia.
Miss Elizabeth Dawson, matron of
a woman s college at Allentown. wis.,
resumed the stand this morning to tell
how she made two attempts to get
back her savings from the company.
Miss Dawson came from Wisconsin
to find out what had become of her
money after the promised dividends
failed to arrive. She said she tried to
get a list of the apartment properties
the company was supposed to possess,
but that Looker said there were only
She said she reminded Looker that
the salesman who sold her the profit
sharing certificates guaranteed her a
return of $3900 on her investment.
Looker, she said, replied that the sales
man had exceeded his authority, as she
was entitled to only $3000.
Having asked for a statement of what
she paid into the company. Miss Daw
son said she was shown a record in
which the total did not correspond with
her own figures.
The witness quoted Looker as saying
he would put the matter in the hands
of the company's legal department and
would refuse to seo her if she called
DESTROYER IS SUNK
Maori Strickes" Mine and Res
cuers Are Driven Off.
CREW TAKEN PRISONERS
SUICIDE KILLS PONY FIRST
Despondent Farmhand ' Also Starts
Fire That Burns Employer's Home.
COLD WATER, Kan., May 4. Thomas
Minklj. a farmhand, shot his fav
orite pony, then after starting a
fire which destroyed his employer's
house, placed the gun to his own head
and committed suicide.
Hinkle was a bachelor, about B0
years old. working on a farm 15 miles
southwest of Coidwater. Several work
men had been staying at the house,
but had gone to town, leaving Hinkle
to look after the farm work. Employes
of the farm say they had noticed a
tew days before that Hinkle was de
spondent. Hinkle had owned the pony several
years and had often said that it would
never fall into the hands of unkind
HORSE MOURNS FOR DRIVER
Faithful Animal Jumps Fence and
Follows Master to Grave.
LA ROSSE, Wis., May 4. One of the
most notable cases of animal devo
tion to an owner was that of "Babe," a
horse driven by Andrew Robinson, a
La Crosse grocer, who was buried re
cently. The horse had been driven for
a dozen years by the grocer In the days
before he became prosperous, when he
was driving his own delivery wagon.
When he died the horse was sent at
his wish to Irish Coule, 18 miles away,
with a provision that seh be allowed
to spend the rest of her life without
work in the fields at pasture. "Babe,"
however, leaped the fence and appeared
at the Robinson home just in time to
follow the hearse to the cemetery,
without even a halter on her neck.
SHOES SOUGHT FOR PUPILS
Plea for Needy to Be Furthered Be
fore School Board Tuesday.
To get the School Board to provide
shoes for dependent children who may
be kept out of school for lack of them,
Mrs. R. E. Bondurant will go before
the supply committee of the School
Board Tuesday and point out the neces
sity for providing for these children.
Mrs. Bondurant and Truant Officer
Krum formally presented their propo
sition to the Board by resolution Thurs
day. The system recommended is now in
operation in Denver and Chicago. Mrs.
Bondurant says that she personally has
supplied at least 30 pairs of new shoes
for children with funds which she col
lected by subscription for that purpose.
In 1913 the death rate of Infants in Eng
land for earn thousand of population was
100. Thls fiicure has been declining for a
number of two,
German Submarine Sinks Wilson
I.incr and Another - Steamship,
and Loss of Additional Traw
ler on Sunday Is Reported.
LONDON.' May 8. A British torpedo
boat destroyer, two British steamships
and a trawler, comprise the additional
toll of mines and submarines today.
The destroyer was the Maori. The crew
is reported to have been taken pris
oners by the Germans.
One of the steamships was the Wil
son liner Truro, sunk today by the
German submarine U-39 off Day Island.
The crew was landed- at Rosyth Cas
tle. Scotland. The other, was the Don.
of Goole. torpedoed, off Coquet Island,
near the Northumberland coast. The
crew was rescued.
Concerning the sinking of the Maori
the British Admiralty today issued the
"While operating off the Belgian
coast, the torpedo-boat destroyer
Maori, Commander B. W. Barrow,
Royal Navy, struck a mine about two
miles northwest of the Weilingen light
ship. "The crew took to the boats when
the ship was sinking. The torpedo
boat destroyer Crusader. Lieutenant
Commander G. D. L. Mebbs in com
mand, which was in company with the
Maori, lowered her boats to assist In
picking up the crew of the Maori,' but
the enemy, then opened fire from shore
batteries and the Crusader, after be
ing under fire for an hour and a half,
had . to leave her boats and retire.
"It is reported from German sources
that the crew of the Maori and the
boat crews of the Crusader, seven of
ficers and 28 men in all. were taken
prisoners into Zeebrugge."
Tne Maori was 280 feet long and of
1035 tons displacement. She was built
in 1909 and her complement was 71
men. She was armed with two four
Inch guns and two torpedo tubes.
A dispatch from the Central News
from Aberdeen says the steam trawler
Rennington, one of three which es
caped from a German submarine Sun
day, was shunk by shell fire from a
submersible off Aberdeenshire at 4
o'clock yesterday. The crew was saved
by a Norwegian steamer.
CREW CAPTURED BY GERMANS
Berlin Says All Men on Maori and
Crusader's Boats AVere Saved.
BERLIN, via London. May 8. An of
ficial communication by the German
War Office concerning the sinking of
the British destroyer Maori, says: "The
British destroyer Maori was sunk off
Zeebrugge. The destrayer .Crusader,
which had come to its support, was
forced to retreat and leave in lurch life
boats which it had launched.
"The entire crew of the Maori and
the boats' crew of the Crusader were
saved by our own vessels and taken In
Zeebrugge. In all there are seven offi
cers and 88 men."
MAN BEATS HEAD WITH AX
Joke Inspires ITlm to Learn How
Blows AVould Feel.
NEW TORK, May 3. Tou've heard
the rftory of the man who hit himself
on the head with a hammer and gave
as his reason the fact that it felt so
good when he quit.
You probably laughed when you
heard it the first time. Not so Gerald
Fltzglbbon. of West " Forty-ninth
street. It worried him. In fact, .he
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Morrison at Fourth
could not sleep for wondering if it
really did help some, bo he pot up In
the middle of the niprht and searched
the kitchen for a hammer. There be
ing none handy he tried it with a
email ax. '
When other lodgers called Policeman
Jenkins he was still diligently be
laboring his skull with an ax. At
the hospital the surgeon pronounced
"multiple contusions of the scalp."
"No, Gerald did not say whether it
did hurt or not."
HYLA PICKERINGI ARRIVES
Many May Not Have Heard ot Him,
but Probably Have Heard Him.
PHILADELPHIA, M?y 3. Unless
your bed happens to be set in a district
where the only trees are telephone
poles and the only garden window
boxes, and if you happen to lie awake
j.n hour or so on any of these Spring
nights, you suddenly will come to a
consciousness of a shrill whirring out
somewhere in the dark.
At first you think of the white
vested frosr with his treble croak, but
it's not loud enough for that. As a mat
ter of fact, until you have cocked your
head for a few moments, you are not
sure whether this falsetto trill is with
in or without the delicate coil of hear
ing apparatus folded in your inner, ear.
It is without. It is the Spring song
of the hyla plckeringl.
"I never heard of such a beast or is
it a beast?" you say.
Like as not you never did hear of the
H. Pickeringi. but you have heard of
the tree toad, haven't you?
Of course, and it is the tree toad that
now is trilling through the early night.
On the trunk of some big tree, or
perched on a young lily pad on the sur
face of a pond, H. P. is tuning up his
bagpipe for the great series ot Summer
night concerts now being planned In
the bug and water world under the
leadership of Ilerr Bullfrog, the famous
Toung Mr. Pickeringi is quite active
these nights, and there Is a well-founded
suspicion that he regards himself as
the official lullaby-artist in Miss
Spring's famous company of entertain
ers. At any rate, he reminds us all that
Summer is coming.
COLORED EDUCATOR HURT
Assistant Superintendent of AVasIi
ington Schools Auto Victim.
BALTIMORE, Md.. May 3. Roscoe
C. Bruce, colored, assistant superin
tendent of the public schools of Wash
ington and highest honor man of
Harvard class of '02, is in the Mercy
Hospital in a serious condition.
He was unconscious when brought to
the hospital with his skull fractured,
as the result of an automobile accident
on the "S' curve near Relay.
His secretary, lederick TX Morton,
who was with him when the accident
occurred, brought him to the hospital.
Bruce left Washington for Baltimore
In his automobile, driving himself.
The secretary said they were going up
the curve hill near Relay and had made
the first bend in safety. As the car
went around the second bend the front
wheel broke at the hub and Bruce,
who was at the wheel, was catapulted
out of the machine, landing on his head
about 30 feet away. The engine con
tinued to run. and the hub and axle
of th3 car ploughed up the road for ten
Another machine came along'and of
fered assistance. Bruce was placed In
It and taken to the Mercy Hospital,
where he was sent to the surgical ward
immediately. An operation was performed.
TOY GUN ROUTS BURGLARS
Boy of Eight, With Glass Pistol,
Puts Robbers to Flight.
NEW YORK. May 3 A glass toy
pistol leveled by the valiant hand of
8-year-old Wilbur Baldwin frightened
away two burglars. They had effected
an entrance by chloroforming the
Before the dauntless scowl of Wilbur
the two men fled, taking with them a
fold watch and chain, heirlooms valued
at $700, and a necklace of pearls worth
$1000. Had It not been for the terror
inspired by young Baldwin, they prob
ably would have got away with his
mother's jewelry case, containing
$5000 in trinkets and rinprs.
At 1 in the morning Wilbur's older
Came to Her Rescue
From her borne in Mountain Park, Okla., Mrs. O. A. Strange writca
to the Pin u laboratories i
"I am taking: Fruitola and Traxo for gall-stones
with good results. If it had not been that it came to
' my rescue, I would have been dead, I am sure. I
cannot say too much for Fruitola and Traxo."
Fruitola possesses properti
parts. It ts m. icreat system el
and dtnlntrKratlng the harden
ins;, and quickly expels the ac
patient. Traxo la a tonic al
neys. stimulates the flow of c
moves bile from the sreneral e
strengthen the weakened, run
For the convenience of the
to supply Fruitola and Traxo
they can be obtained at the a
ra that act directly upon the Intestinal
ennser. softening; the eonsested wsste
ed particles that cause so nnrh suffer
cumulation to the Intense relief of the
teratlve that acta on the liver and kld
astrte Juices to aid digestion and rr
ireulation. It serves to build up- and
public nrrans;emrnts hive been made
through lending druggists. In Portland
torea of The Owl Drue Company.
brother Warner was awakened by two
men bending over him. A revolver was
shovSd Into his face, and he was com
manded to lead the way to his moth
er's Jewelry case. He did so.
Wilbur heard the noise and came
from his room to investigate, bringing
along his shooting iron. Uttering a
wild howl which would have awed a
tribe of Indians he appeared on the
scene, flourishing the weapon above
his head. The burglars leaped through
a window and disappeared.
YYomiin Peacemaker IVIIcd.
nOSKBL'RU. Or., May 8. (Special.)
Her desire to stop a fiKht. In which
Orange Norman, a colored porter at H
loi-al hotel, and (lordon (Ihsc, a livery
man, were enuacecl. cost Mrs. Ucrtha
Johnson, of this city, a serious Injury
of the head. Tho negro aimed a
heavy flatlron at his opponent, when
Mrs. Johnson Jumped between tho two
men. The flatiron struck her over tho
eye and she was rendered nm-onsHoijs.
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