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THE SUNDAY OKEGOXLVX, POUTtAND, MAY TKJ, 1915.
PROMINENT FIGURES IN ITALIAN WAR CRISIS.
ALONG TWO FUNKS
Decision in Eastern Front,
However, Is Expected to
Be Reached at Center.
TEUTONS PRESS OFFENSIVE
Vienna Jleports Advance of Austro
Oerman Allies in (ialicia and
J'ctrograd Is Cheered by
Xes I'rom Caucasus.
I-ONDON. May 22.A great battle
till is raping along: a 250-mile front
on the eastern line. Although Russia
apparently is saining- on both flanks
the decision must come along the 60
mlle front Jn the center, along the Riv
rr San in Central Galicia. where th-i
Austria ns and Germans are still press
ins the offensive.
The latest Fetrograd communication
oays that this attack is being checked
between the Kan and the great marshes
of the Dniester. The Russian press,
while admitting that the Teuton forces
have established themselves across the
San. declares they can go no farther
in that direction. Petrograd also has
been cheered by the official report
that the Russians are a sain advancing
against the Turks in the Caucasus.
A dispatch from Vienna received to
day says that the Aust ro-Uerman allies
are paining ground slowly in the great
battlo now in progress in Central Ua
licia. Announcement was made at the
Vienna War Office today as follows:
S"Flghting is proceeding in Middle
Galicia. The allied troops have main
tained the territory gained against all
Russian counter attacks. In slowly
progressing attacks, we arc gaining
further ground daily.
"Along the line of the River Pruth,
it is generally quiet. At Bojana, east
of Czernowitz, hostile attempts to
reach the south bank of the river failed
with heavy Russian losses.
"In the hill country of Kielce. the
enemy is again retreating in a north
easterly direction after obstinate fight
ing." LAKE JUDGE OPENS COURT
.Murder Case on IHiH Docket lo Be
Handled by liernard Daly.
. LAKKVIKW, Or.. May 22. (Special.)
Judge Bernard Daly, the appointee
for Lake County, under the bill passed
by the recent Legislature making Lake
County a separate Judicial district,
commenced his first Jury term with an
unusually full docket Monday, May 17.
The first ruling he made which was i
of any importance or significance was
in a horse-stealing case. The question
was one involving the invasion of the
constitutional rights of the defendant
by the District Attorney's office in
compelling the defendant to be a wit
ness against himself before the grand
Martin Anchoberry and Tommy Mor
ris, who were Indicted by the May
grand Jury for the murder-of Freda
Speokman, a woman of the underworld,
who resided in Lakeview, have pleaded
guilty and are to be sentenced. Both
. boys signed a confession and admitted
that the murder was premeditated with
the intention of obtaining about $200
which they thought she had, upon her.
CHEMAWA EXERCISES SET
Baccalaureate Sermon AVI 11 Be
CHEMAWA. Or., May 22. (Special.)
Commencement exercises for the In
dian School will begin tomorrow and
continue until Friday. The bacca
laureate address will be delivered Hun
day evening in the chapel, by Rev.
William J. Cartwright, of Portland.
Monday afternoon will be devoted to
a ball game, with a band concert in
the evening. The Inter-Society field
meet will take place Tuesday, with a
convention of the religious societies
of the institution in the evening. The
annual dress parade and competitive
drills will be held Wednesday with the
vening occupied by athletic sports in
Graduation exercises will begin
Thursday at 2:80 P. M., when Profes
sor Thatcher, of the University of Ore
gon, will address the class. Receptions
Thursday and Friday evenings, with an
alumni banquet will mark the close of
the school year.
MEMORIAL DAY PLANS LAID
Veterans Are to Hold Exercises in
VANCOUVER. Wash., May 22.
(Special.) Memorial - day will be ap
propriately observed in Vancouver,
Monday, May 31, in an unusually im
pressive manner. Exercises will be
held Jointly by the Grand Army veter
ans and the United Spanish-American
War Veterans of John Barlow Camp 6,
with the co-operation of the ladies'
Committees from the two military
organizations will visit all of I he pub
lic schools in the city, the Catholic
schools, the Washington State Schools
for the Deaf and Blind Frldapr and will
make patriotic speeches.
On Sunday morning. May 30, mem
bers of all military organizations in
the city will meet at Ninth and Wash
ington streets and proceed in a - body
to the First Methodist Church, nhcre
special memorial services will be held.
SHRAPNEL ORDER REFUSED
Manufacturer Turns Down Contract
Amounting to $3 0 00 a Pay.
BATTLE CREEK. Mich.. May 22
C. K. Kolb, president of a manufactur
ing concern here, has refused an offer
from a European country for shrapnel
shells, it became known today. The
order, if accepted, would have amounted
to about $3000 a day for an indefinite
"I could not sleep with the thought
that the product of our plant was mur
dering boys In Europe," said Mr. Kolb.
"If the United States wanted the shrap
nel we would make them."
Bibles in School Considered.
MEDFORD, Or.. May 22. (Special.)
The question of supplying pupils In
1ho public schools with Bibles was
brought up at a recent meeting of the
school board, a delegation from the
local Ministerial Association request
ing that action be taken along this
line. The school board will investigate
the coat of such action and will re
port at the next meeting.
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WAR LIKE ORDER OUT
Formal Mobilization of Italy's
EARLY DECISION EXPECTED
Cabinet Said to Be Putting Final
Touches on Declaration ot War.
Clashes Along Krontier Re
ported as Tension Increases.
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eral mobilization of the country's
forces on land and sea.
Vehicles and Horses Requisitioned.
A Havas dispatch from Rome says
the King has also issued a decree re
quisitioning all vehicles and horses
for transport services.
The announcement that Italy has
declared war against Austria-Hungary
is awaited hourly in Paris, but
up to 5 o'clock no definite news to
this end had been received.
Ambassador's Passports Ready.
The Italian Cabinet is still reported
to be discussing the phraseology of
the declaration of war.
It is understood here that the pass
ports of Baron Macchio, the Austro
Hungarian Ambassador to Italy, are
all ready for delivery to him. In Paris
it is believed they will be handed to
the Ambassador before the day is
BRESCIA, Italy, via Paris, May 22.
Frontier incidents were reported to
day from several points where the
Italian Alpine troops pursued Austrian
soldiers who had crossed the frontier.
VERONA, Italy, May 22. The Aus
trian barracks at Roverto, a town In
the Tyrol with about 21,000 Italian in
habitants, was blown up today.
Austrlana Arrest Italians.
The police immediately placed un
der arrest many Italian citizens, al
though there was no evidence to show
that the Italians were in any way re
sponsible for the explosion.
ON THE ITALIAN' FRONTIER, via
Paris, May 22 Information reaching
the frontier from Rome is that in case
the Ministers of Prussia and Bavaria
to the Vatican are compelled to leave
Rome, they have decided to establish
themselves at Lugano, the nearest town
in Switzerland to the Italian border.
Lugano Awaits Von Buelov.
Lugano expects as another visitor
Prince Von Buelow, the German Am
bassador to Italy. It is believed the
Prince will reach Lugano Sunday morn
ing and visit his brother, who is a resi
dent of the Swiss town. '
GENOA, via London, May 22. The
French cruiser Ernest Renan Is patrol
ling the waters outside Genoa. Its pur
pose is said to be to prevent the depar
ture of Austrian steamers lying here.
UDINE, Italy, via Rome, May 22.
The expulsions of Italians fro'm Triest.
Pola, Uoriza and Gradisca continue by
the thousand. None of these persona,
however, are permitted to enter Italy;
they are all being loaded into freight
trains and sent to the interior of
Austria or Hungary. '
These forced removals are resulting
in much distress. A local newspaper
publishes the names of several hundred
Italians who have been thus interned.
PARIS, May 22. The Rome corre
spondent of the .Havas Agency says I
that the Messagero's representative in I
Vienna sends the followine- Hiinalch' I
"The Italian Ambassador, the Uuke
of Avarna, leaves today for Rome.
"Austria has asked the United States
to take over the protection of Austrian
subjects in Italy. The American Gov
ernment has transmitted instructions
to its Ambassadors in Austria and
MUNICH, Bavaria. May 22. via Lon
don, 8:45 P. M. The Italian Conaul
General here was instructed today by
the Italian Embassy at Berlin to close
the consulate and leave Munich with
the consulate staff tonight.
ROYAL LADIES ORGANIZE AID
Provision Made for Extra Clothing
for Troops in Field.
ON THE ITALIAN FRONTIER, via
Paris. May 22. The Duke of Aosta,
cousin of King Victor Emmanuel, and
elder brother of the Duke d'Abruzzi,
and the Duchess of Aosta, who former
ly was Princess Helene of Orleans, have
placed at the disposal of the Red
Cross Society their splendid Clsterna
palace at Turin as a hospital for
wounded soldiers. The Duchess of Aosta
herself is a competent and experienced
A ommittee composed of all the Ital
ian royal ladies, including the Princess
Yolanda, eldest daughter of the King,
and headed by Queen Helena and Queen
Dowager Maragarita, is organizing for
relief work in which all Italian ladies
will be affiliated. The . organization,
which has as its center the Pitti Palace
in Florence, will provide extra clothing
and all other comforts for the troops
when the soldiers take the field.
POPE GIVES HXXT TO PIUESTS
Germans and Austrlans ot Needed
in Italy Advised to Leave.
ROME, via Paris, May 22. Pope
Benedict, wishing to avoid a complica
tion, it is announced today, gave in
structions that all German and Aus
trian ecclesiastics whose presence in
Italy is not indispensable would better
In one of the Italian bishoprics, that
of Sutri and Nepi, near Viterbo, which
had been entrusted to a Oerman Fran
ciscan, Father Bernard Doebbing, a
crowd of people attacked the priest's
residence, but after he had left for
Rome by automobile. From the capital
he proceeded to Switzerland.
Baldheads at Statehouse
Vanish Under Toupees.
Several of Mre Tlmonua Walt for
llrotbrr Official to Try Out In
novation That Creates Sr.
SALEM. Or., May 22. (Special.)
Numerous prominent baldheads,
familiar for years to visitors at the
State House, disappeared today as if
by magic. The men are still there,
but no longer do their pates shine like
billiard balls for they have conquered
the baldheaded problem in the only
practical way a toupee man made
patrons of them.
So perfect are the imitations It
would not be fair to give the names
of the beneficiaries, for strangers will
never know but that the adornment is
natural. However, it can be said that
the periwig merchant made profitable
visits to the department of the State
Treasurer and the Secretary of State,
and he has several more orders in
sight, for several owners of baldpates
were somewhat timerous, and held
back to see how the general public
would accept the innovations of their
Such a stir was created by the ap
pearance of the wigs that one state
official was driven to write a little
verse about them, and still another,
not being of a rhyming turn of mind,
could not resist the temptation to
descant in prose upon their merits.
The prose writer, says:
"It must be said that, handsome as
baldheads may be, a little fringe on
the top of the head in the place where
the fringe ought to grow is preferable.
We hear the cry of 'swat the fly.' Yet
no baldheaded man that we ever knew
will permit a fly-swatter to be used
on his head with sufficient vigor to
do any real execution."
CABINET IS FORMING
Churchill Bids Farewell to War
LLOYD GEORGE TO REMAIN
Privy Council Expected to lie Held
Tuesday, When Seals "Will Be
Surrendered by Outgoing
Ministers to Successors.
LONDON, May 22. The formation of
the coalition Cabinet has taken def
inite shape, but no announcement will
be made until after the Wliitsun holi
days. Premier Asquitli, several of his
late colleagues and the Unionists who
are to assume office have left for the
country after a series of conferences.
Winston Spencer Churchill. First
Lord ot the Admiralty, whose quarrel
with Baron Fisher, First Sea Lord, was
largely responsible for the crisis, bade
farewell today to the heads of the war
departments at the Admiralty. It is
said there is a possibility that he will
not accept a place in the new admin
istration, and that for the duration
of the war he will content himself with
a seat among the private members of
It is almost certain, however, that
David Lloyd George will remain chan
cellor of the exchequer, and that Regi
nald McKenna, the Marquis of Crewe,
A. J. Balfour, Andrew Bonar Law, J.
Austen Chamberlain and the Marquis of
Lansdowne will be included in the new
It is expected that privy council will
be held Tuesday, when the outgoing
ministers will hand over the seals of
office to their successors.
The new ministers will then have to
resign and submit themselves for re
election, but no contests are con
templated. When Parliament reassembles on
June 3 the Prime Minister will ask the
House to vote confidence in the new
REPLY TO BE FRIENDLY
GERM AX NOTE EXPECTED IX WASH.
l.VGTOX LATE THIS WEEK.
Government Still Will Innlst on Com.
plete Disavowal of Intent to
Destroy American Lives.
WASHINGTON. May 22. Such ad
vices as had, been received from Am
bassador Gerard within the last few
days, it became known tonight, have
given no intimation as to the character
of the German reply to the recent Am
erican note beyond the generality that
it would be friendly in tone.
The German answer is now expected
to reach Washington late next week.
Until then the situation as between the
United States and Great Britain over
alleged violations of international law
in connection with the British orders in
council will not be developed by of
There is no tendency among officials
here to underestimate the seriousness
of the situation which may result in
the event of an unfavorable reply from
Berlin to the American representations.
On one point in particular, it is known
that the Washington Government will
insist complete disavowal of any . in
tention to destroy American lives and
full reparation for injuries sustained.
Gateway Sehoola Close.
GATEWAY. Or., May 22. (Special.)
The public schools of this place closed
Friday after a successful year with S.
P. Burgess as the principal. Helen Lar
sen and Kenneth Hershey passed the
state eighth grade examinations with
SETTLER MAY PAY
Cost of Administration and
Unadopted Surveys Part of
REVALUATION BEING MADE
Assessments Agaiiibt Projects to Be
Itcviscd, and Indications Arc
That in Many Instances In
creases Will Follow.
OR.LGONIAM NEWS BUREAU. Wish
wigton. May 20. A revaluation of all
Gdvernment irrigation projects is now
being made, under order of Secretary
Lane, with a view to determining
whether settlers are paying too much
or too little for water for their lands
and, for the maintenance of the projects
under which, they are located. Based
on this revaluation and new estimates
of the cost of projects, the charges as
sessed against settlers are to be re
vised, and until the work is completed
it will not be known how the various
projects will be affe:ted.
While in some instances this reval
uation may result in a reduction of
water and maintenance charges, indi
cations are that on many projects the
charges will bo increased. The recla
mation fund i.s a permanent fund, and
the law contemplated that every dollar
expended should be returned by the set
tlers. There is no direct appropriation
to pay for the Washington or other of
fices of the reclamation service, and all
overhead expense must be prtjrated. to
be paid ultimately by the settler.
Settler Must Fay All tonU.
This means that the settler must not
only pay his pro rata share of the cost
of building the project upon which he
has located, but he must contribute
something toward the cost of adminis
tering the service generally. It has
been discovered that there is another
expense that must be taken care of,
that has not been reckoned on up to
this time. From the date of the organ
ization of the reclamation service to
June 30, 1914, there has been expended
nearly $900,000 on surveys and prelim
inary examinations of projects that
have not been adopted or constructed,
and many of them never will be under
taken by the Government.
Inasmuch the Government probably
will not undertake the construction of
any new projects for several years, and
in view of the further fact that some
35 or 40 projects have been examined
and more or less surveyed, only to be
abandoned, the officials in charge have
come to the conclusion that there must
be an accounting. This means, in all
probability, that the settlers must not
only pay back to the Government the
cost of projects which are being or
have been built, but must be taxed with
the further burden of paying for the
cost of surveys of projects never adopt
ed on constructed.
Issue Is to Be Put I p to Congress.
Before these additional costs are as
sessed against the settlers, however,
the question probably will be present
ed to Congress in order that It may
have an opportunity of saying how the
moneys spent on surveys of abandoned
projects shall be reimbursed. If Con
gress decides to make a direct appro
priation from the treasury to cover
these costs, the settlers will be re
lieved of paying for surveys from which
they get no benefit, but if Congress
does not authorize such an appropria
tion, or does not consent to the deple
tion of the reclamation fund to the
total amount represented by these sur
veys of abandoned projects, then the
burden, under the law, must fall on
settlers on projects which have been
For illustration, about $144,000 lias
been spent In Oregon in surveys and
examinations of projects that have not
been adopted or constructed: -$83,490 on
the Malheur project. $40,346 on the Cen
tral Oregon project, $5836 on the Co
lumbia River power project, and $14,237
on the Oregon co-operative project.
Some or all these projects may possi
bly, in time,' be undertaken by the rec
lamation service. In which event the
preliminary expenditures might right
fully be assessed against the benefi
ciaries, but under the existing policy
of the department none of these proj
ects will be undertaken for some years
to come, and in the meantime the ex
penditures enumerated stand against
the reclamation fund, with nq. provision
Other Project Unadopted.
In Washington even grerfter expendi
tures were made: $76,393 for the aban
doned Palouse project, $36,4 65 for the
Wapato, $19,366 for the Kittitas, $11 167
for the Benton. $6585 for the Palouse
co-operative, and $6216 for the Priest
Rapids. The Palouse project probably
never will be built by the Government,
the Wapato is to be built partly as an
Indian project, and the other projects
like the Palouse, probably are shelved'
for all time, so that they will not, of
themselves, return any of the money
spent on surveys and examinations.
Less money was spent in Idaho for un
adopted projects, $17,228 beeing charged
against the abandoned Dubois project
$2168 against the Port Neuf and $349
for general Investigations.
SCHOOL FAIR BIG SUCCESS
Exhibits Best Vet Attained by Pupils
PRINEVILLE. Or., May 22. (Spe
cial.) Superintendent C. H. Poole, of
the city schools, held the annual
school fair here last week. Each of
the rooms was decorated with the work
of the schools for the past year. A
short literary programme was given in
the afternoon. The exhibit ot manual
training was by far the best the school
yet has had.
In the eighth-grade state examina
tion the class all passed, making the
best record the school has made in the
last five years. At the annual county
field meet the Prineville School won
three gold medals, three silver medals,
one bronze medal and the cup that was
offered for the best school in the
RIOTERS PAY PENALTIES
Philippine Government Sentences
Men of Lowest Class for Outbreak.
MANILA. May 22. Twelve partici
pants in an outbreak against the Gov
ernment last Christmas were sentenced
here to-day. Three received six years'
imprisonment and fines of 6000 pesos;
six were sentenced to five years with
the same fines, and three to four years
with 4000 pesos fine.
In passing sentence. Judge Campbell
said the men were of the lowest class
and were following the suggestion of
other persons through hopes of mon
Pounds of Wool
Used every month by the armies encased
in the European war. The Trust Woolen
Mills are running; entirely for" the Russian
army. Over thirty of the Independent
Woolen Mills are running- for France alone,
From, statistics there will be about half
enough wool left to supply the trade of
America. Result: Already there has never
been known such advances in the prices of
woolens as in the last two months. As soon
as the present supply of woolens is ex
hausted there will be an advance of at least
50;o in every Suit of Wool Clothes for man
or "woman. This is not guessing, but sta
tistical facts. Better get busy and buy
your clothes before the advance, because it's
coming- sure. Our stock of Chesterfield
Suits is very complete and never such splen
did values in woolens or in making- as this
season. They, as you know, are the best
clothes made and not high priced. Chester
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PROMOTERS 4JISTS BIL.
Los Angeles . Defectives Raid Head
quarters of Concern and ArrrtI
Another Alleged Agent.
LOS AXGKLES, May . 22. Edward
Lower, another alleged agent of the
Hermosillo Lottery Company, was ar
rested late today by police detectives,
who raided the Los Angeles liend
quarters of the concern. Lowers Is said
to have had a large quantity of lottery
tickets In his possession.
J. 1. Buckley was the only man
among those arrested yesterday who
was able to obtain bail. Lawrence
Sullivan, the former (Joldflfkl pro
moter; V. J. Danford. his alleged as
sociate in selling "protection" to the
lottery men; W. H. 11. Young and two
others remained in Jail, pending re
newed efforts Monday to irocure
Federal officials indicated today
that they intended to make the in
vestigation of the "lottery ring" strict
ly a Government affair, when they
told Thomas Lee Woolwlne, County
LMstrict Attorney, that he could not
have any of the letters, documents and
lottery ticket until the United States
grand Jury had finished with them.
Several of the men tinder arrest, ac
cording to officials, have indicated ;i
desii-fi to iiukn conl t-ssioiii anl throw
the burden of prosecution upon the.
Jleged principals In the lutti.ry busi
ness in San Krancinon.
BIGAMIST SUICIDE IN BAY
Man Wanted at Klumiitli I'all-. Kills
iSelf at San I'm iicImo.
K LA -M ATI f KALIS. Or., M.,y
(Special.) ILarry K. AiiKlln. arrested In
San Francisco recently and wanted hern
on a charge of bigamy, disappeared in'
San Kranclsco yesterday ani It Is re
ported that he committed suiriJe In tli'i
hay latt niciit.
Anelln was released from custody on
a $10"0 bond posted by his brother,
who resides in Oakland, awaiting cx
tTadilion papers from Salem. Kxtiaili
tion hearing was held at S.ici a meiil o
yesterday and a warrant was issued
for the defendant when he failed to ap
pear. Anglin married Miss Nina Noel,
of t!:'s city, last Thanksgiving 1a.
while having a wife residing In California.
Jloys Atliult Uobbrry at 1 1 1 1 NlMiro.
VAXi'OrVICIt, Wash.. May 22. iSpe
cla.) Three lails, two 16 years old and
one 18, were arrested here by the po
lice last night on a charge of vaarancv.
They confessed today to I'. M. Klwell,
police Judge, that they had rohbed a
store in Hiilsboro. or., recently and
w ere fleeing from there. The ho h
live in llillshoro and the Sheriff from
there eame tonicht to t;k thern back.
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