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THE STJyDAY OREGOXIAN, PORTLAXD, FEBRUARY 4, 1917.
GERMAN "SPIES 'IRE
Picked Riflemen Are Guarding
Government Property in
and Near Chicago.
'SHOOT TO KILL IS ORDER
JTalser's Espionage In This Country
Id Declared Beyond All Ideas
of Persons Not in Actual
Contact With It.
CHICAGOfFeb.3. (Special.) First
steps for the protection of.. Govern
ment property in the zone around
Chicago were taken today, following
receipt of orders from Washington
by wireless, when sentries were
tripled and all visitors barred from
the grounds of the Great Lakes Naval
Training Station near Lake Bluff.
Picked riflemen of the Illinois Naval
Reserves mounted guard on the
United States gunboat Isle de Luzon
and on the training ship Commodore.
Enactment of mobilization orders,
which have been in possession of Cap
tain E. A. Evers, is expected to as
semble 1000 members and ex-members
of this organization for duty on
American fighting craft.
"Shoot to Kill," Is Order.
"Shoot to kill," was the order to
sentries for attempts at tampering
with Government property.
The United States secret eervice
department in Chicago, reinforced by
scores of operatives from Washing
ton, today took up with renewed zeal
the trail of aliens whose activities in
the last two years virtually classed
them under the term "spies."
The investigation of those who
place the interests of foreign lands
higher than those of the United
States received new vigor. An
inkling of a great battle of wits
which has been going on for two and
a half years in all parts of the United
States was revealed.
e German Agents Indexed.
Activities of German and pro-ally
emissaries are almost as great in
Chicago as in the East, it is declared,
and, while agents for both sides plot
and counterplot to each other's con
fusion, operatives of the United
States Government compose the third
party in the vast Sherlockiah conflict.
A card index of r well -known Ger
man propagandists in Chicago is
known to be in the possession of the
Secret Service Bureau,' and it forms
the web of a net in which the Gov
ernment intends to trap instigators of
attempts to destroy Government
property and munition plants.
Many Operatives Known.
Incriminating information has been
obtained against a number of the
propagandists by the secret service
men who attended meetings of cer
tain German organizations in Chi
cago during the last two years.
Among the men who are under ob
servation of agents of the United
States Secret Service at the present
Ex-officers of the German and
Reservists who attempted to rejoin
their commands in the old country at
the outbreak of the world struggle.
. Orators who have attacked Presi
dent Wilson on all occasions and con
sistently upheld the stand of the
Kaiser's government regardless of
' the best interest of the United States.
Many Spies Trailed.
Zealous pleaders of the cause of
Germany among the Polish and Bo--hemian
peoples of Chicago.
Operatives of the William 'J. Burns
detective agency, which has been
looking after the interests of allies in
this country, report that they trail no
less than 50 of the Kaiser's agents
in the Middle West each week. The
operations of these men are reported
weekly to the United States Govern
ment. "One has no idea of the vast sys
tem of espionage operated by Ger
many until one comes actively in
contact with it," said one of these
secret service men.
144,200 bushels of wheat from this
The Housatonic sailed from Galves
ton January 6 and from Newport
News January. 16 Sot London. The
Housatonic was formerly the Ham-.
burg-American line steamer Georgia,
and American registry was granted
to her in April, 1915. Prior to that
time she had been laid up at New
Orleans since the beginning of the
war. , '
It was then announced that the
vessel had been bought March 29 for
$85,000 by the Housatonic Steamship
Company, of which Edward F. Geer,
of New Orleans, was president.
Among the list of officers and crew
of the Housatonic is K. . C. Roper,
Oregon, second assistant engineer,
and William Johnson, Oregon, second
The Housatonic was 3143 tons gross
and was built in Glasgow in 1890.
She wa3 238 feet long, 40 feet wide
and 20 feet deep.
The Scilly Islands, off which the
American craft was sunk, lie off the
southwest coast of England, County
of Cornwall. They consist of about
140 islets and rocks, of the former of
which only five are inhabitable. The
aggregate area is about 55,800 acres.
The islands form a compact group
about 30 miles in circumference. The
OUT OF HEW YORK
Reports Circulated That U. S.
Warship May Convoy
Liner in Atlantic.
12 AMERICAN SHIPS OUT
Piers . Under Heavy Guard at
Hoboken Several Vessels Are
Scheduled to Ball for War
Zone Today or- Tomorrow.
NEW YORK. Feb. 8. An Indication
of the tension felt In shipping' circles
hero was shown tonight by the an
nouncement that the American line
steamship St. Louis, which had obtained
clearance papers to sail tomorrow for
Liverpool, would not leave before noon
MAP SHOWING WHERE GERMAN SUBMARINE SANK AMERICAN
SCILLY ISLANDS MARK APPROXIMATE LOCATION WHERE BOCSATON-
IC WENT DOWN.
AMERICAN SHIP IS SUNK
Contlnned From First Page.)
standings of international law" he
would again go before Congress for
authority to "use any means that may
be necessary for the protection of our
6eamen and our people."
GALVESTON, Tex, Feb. 3. At
the offices of the Texas Transport &
Terminal . Company, agents for the
Housatonic, it was announced that
there were approximately 25 Amen
cans in the crew and 12 of other na
The steamer Housatonic carried
PURE, RICH BLOOD
Pure blood enables the stomach, liver
and other digestive organs to" do their
work properly. Without It they are
sluggish, there Is lo
sometimes falntr-ess, a
all the symptonu of dydpepaia.
hd. In general.
by every organ
Pure blood is required
of the body for the proaer performance
of its functions.
Hood's SaraapacJlla mikes pure blood.
and this la why it la mo successful In
the treatment of so many diseases and
ailments. It acts directly on the blood,
ridding ' It of scrofulous and " other
humors. It Is a peculiar combination of
blood-purifying, nerve-toning-, strength
giving substances. Get It today.
climate is mild and the soil in part is
fertile, producing good barley, rye,
oats and potatoes.
Hugh Town, on St. Mary's Island,
is the capital. On Tresco Isle are
fine sub-tropical gardens.
An extensive industry of the is
landers, who carry on an important
fishing trade, is the cultivation, of the
The islands generally are consid
ered to be the Cassiterides or tin
islands of th3 ancients, though they
contain no tin. The population is
THREE MOKE NEUTRALS SUXK
French Passenger Ship Sits Mine
- and Goes Down.
LONDON. Feb. 3. Ten members of
the crew of the British steamer Esson-
ite, previously reported sunk, were
drowned, Lloyds' Shipping Agency an
nounced today. The captain and two
men of the crew have been landed.
The Dutch steamer Gamma. 2198 tons
gross, is reported sunk.
MADRID, via London. Feb. 8. The
Spanish steamer Butron and the Greek
steamship Elekon have been torpedoed
and sunk by the German submarine
U-67. Two Spaniards were drowfled In
the sinking of the Butron. The rest of
the crews of both vessels were landed.
NEW YORK., Feb. 3. The Quebec a
passenger ship which piled between
France and the West Indies, has been
sunk after striking a mine, the French
Line, owners of the vessel, announced
SHIP CHARTERED BT BRITISH
Previous Trip Made for Belgian Re
lief ( Commission.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. The steamshlo
Housatonic, sunk by a German subma
rine, was under charter to Brown,
Jenklnson & Co, of London, it was as
serted tonight by Edward F. Greer,
president, of the Housatonlo Steamship
On her last trip to Europe, which was
in August, she carried a cargo of sup
plies to Rotterdam for the Belgian Re
REPRISAL CAMPS CLOSED
Germans End Retaliation Against
PARIS, Feb. 8. The Foreign Offloe
has' been advised by the Spanish Am
bassador at Berlin that the German
government has broken uo reprisal
camps at S. Halle, Cuestrln and Beekaw.
A number of French officers had been
Interned' In these camps in retaliation
for alleged 111 treatment given German
officers held prisoner in France.
Monday at the earliest. The following
statement was issued by the company:
"The officials of the American line
are in consultation with the Depart
ment of State at Washington and have
decided not to sail the St. Louis before
12 o'clock noon Monday, February 6."
The American line steamship St.
Paul, which left Liverpool last Satur
day and ordinarily would be duo here
tomorrow, may be delayed. It was said
tonight, by the heavy northwest gales
of the last three days. No wireless
messages have been received from her.
Report of Convoy In Air.
Reports that the St. Louis would be
convoyed by & warship of the United
States or of the entente powers could
not be confirmed.
Late maritime records show that
there now are at sea near the newly
defined war zone, or upon the trans
Atlantic sea landes, 12 American steam'
ships, not counting the liner Philadel
phia, which may be safe at Liverpool.
These ships are:
Almanacs, Baltimore, January 26. for
Alaskan. Boston. January 28. for St.
Bantu. Baltimore, January 28, for
Dochra, New York, February 2. for
Finland. New York. Januarv 25. for
ieajaton, Fnuaaelphla, January 26.
Onega, New York, January 20, for
Vacuum. New York, January 20, for
Wllmore, Baltimore, January 26. for
Macona, New York. January 23, for
Muskogee. Philadelphia, January 31,
Sun, Philadelphia, February X. for
Piers Under Guard.
At the piers of the North German
Lloyd and Hamburg-American lines in
Hoboken additional guards were placed.
Besides the St. Louis and the Adriatic
vessels which clear today at the Custom-House
for early sailing were the
British steamship Cavour. for Man
chester; the Rochambeau, French, for
Bordeaux; Hellig Olav. Danish, for
Copenhagen, anal the TexeL Dutch, for
Passengers booked for the Hellig
Olav and also for the Holland-American
liner Noordam, scheduled to sail
Monday, were informed that they
would have 24 hours' notice of the ves
sels' leaving port.
The French line steamer Rochambeau
will leave port tomorrow afternoon un
less orders to the contrary are received.
Between 70 and 80 cabin passengers, of
whom 14 are Americans, have engaged
N. A. Galanos, agent here of the Na
tional steam Navigation Company of
Greece, announced today that the re
strictions which have delayed Greek
shipping have been removed. The
Themistocles was anchored in the bay
for more thanthree weeks after clear?
ing for Piraeus.
She has now called with a large
cargo but no passengers.
BERNSTORFF TWELFTH DIPLOMAT TO BE RECALLED FROM
In eleven other instances the United States has caused the recall
of the diplomatic representatives of foreign nations. They follow:
179! Citizen Genet, sent by France, recalled at request of Presl
Ident Washington Tor attempting to commission American privateers
to prey on British commerce and for making inflammatory speeches.
1805 Marquis of Casa Yrujo, Spanish Minister, received passports
for atempting to bribe a Philadelphia editor to favor Spain in a con
troversy with the United States.
1809 F. J. Jackson. British Minister, recalled for circularizing
British Consuls and accusing America of bad faith.
1849 M. Poussin, French Minister, recalled for Insolence to Amer
ican Secretary of State.
1855 British Minister Crampton recalled and exequators of three
British Consuls canceled for enlisting soldiers for Crimean War.
1888 Passports handed to Lord Sackville-West, who advised Amer
icans of British birth to vote for Grover Cleveland for President.
1898 Spanish Minister Dupuy de Lome dismissed for writing disre
spectfully of .President McKlnley.
. 1909 Passports handed to Charge d'Affalres Rodrlquez. of Nica
ragua, as a protest against murder of- tw0 Americans in Nicaragua
1914 Turkish Ambassador Rustem Bey, after criticising the United
States, left on "leave of absence."
1915 Austrian Ambassador Constantino Theodore Dumba recalled
at request of President Wilson for attempts to cripple American In
1915 Germany, at request of the United States, recalled Captain
Boy-Ed and Captain von Papen, naval and military attaches of the
German Embassy, for impropert activities In military and naval affairs.
I I hf Edwards9 Rush-Order VW j
V Glose-Out Sample Sale V 1
Glose-Out Sample Sale
January 31, 1917.
Notice to Sales Department
In anticipation of advancing prices we made extra heavy purchases this year. Heavy shipments will commence
to arrive in the next 10 days. One carload of new steel beds is already here. Our 1917 stock will be more com
plete, more extensive and more elaborate than any previous collection of furni
ture. Close out all Fall samples, as well as discontinued lines. Instruct the t Gm o
Credit Department to give special terms, and have the Fall samples of new Q)rU lAoct-Lt
goods ready for display as soon after arrival as possible.
Regular $15 Kin
sley -Rome Brass
Other Big Spe
cials in Sample
29.60 Sample Brass J jgQg
$33.00 Sample BrassftlQEn 142.50 Sample Braas tQ7 TC
Beds.-. 9IOi3U Beds. - 9fifJ
Terms 954 Week.
Specials of Interest in Sam
ple Dressers and Chiffoniers
The following Items are Just a few se
lected at random from our Dresser and
Chiffonier Department. These are
samples, only one of a kind remain.
115.00 White Enamel Dresser I I nfl
priced at. v I I iwll
$15.00 White Enamel Chiffonier I I Qfl
(match), priced at. $1 l3U
917.50 Solid Oak Dmiarf 14 QC
priced at V I iiOJ
119.00 Solid Oak DressereilIC
priced at . lrir3
$20.00 Circassian Walnut Ml 7 c
Princess Dresser w I Ti I 3
$32.00 Blrdseye Maple Chlf-V I C QC
fonier priced at OlUiCjJ
(35.00 Circassian Walnut Chlf-OI 7C
fonier priced at Vt 1 1 1 Q
$35.00 Circassian Walnut (0 I 7E
Dresser, priced at. Wlil3
$45.00 Mahogany Chiffonier COO fifl
priced at 9uUiUU
$50.00 Mahogany Dresser f 07 CH
(match), priced at. ,.401 i3U
Terms -854 a Week-
C Sample Stoves to Go -v
Our sample line of Stoves and
Ranges Is Included In the sale.
Onl one or two of a kind re
main of those listed below, and
they are exceptional bargains.
$35 Fame Range $28.75
This Is a wood and coal range
with a 14xl8-inch oven, asbestos
lined throughout, duplex, grate
pouch coal feed, cabinet case,
nickel t r 1 m m Inge. 7jj
Six-Hole' Fame Sample Range,
with leg base. 14xl8-inch oven,
white enamel splasher, back and
oven doors, polished steel top
and sliding damper. fQC nfl
special now...... OOOiUU
$35.00 F o u r - Hole - Stse Fame
Range, 14xl8-lnch oven, white
enamel splasher back and oven
doors, polished steel top" and
sliding damper, ipe-tlfl 7C
clal now QAOil J
L Paso "Queen" Steel 40 Cfl
Range, sample TiUU
Li Paso "King" Steel C nfl
Range, sample iJ'raiUU
Terms SI a Week.
SPECIAL $75 Overstuffed Daven- QJO K()
ports, with 3 loose cushions, now. . . . .v
Out-of-Town Folks, Your
Credit Is Good. Please
The fact that you live in the coun
try does not bar you from enjoy
Ing the credit terms and credit
privileges of Edwards'. Mail your
order for what you want and it
will be promptly shipped. Pay as
convenient. If the goods are not
satisfactory they may be returned,
with carriage charges both ways
paid by Edwards.
Whether you want te exchange
your old furniture for new, er
whether yen want to buy or exchanre
furniture which has bean made ovar
Ilka new, you will be intensely Inter
ested in tha opportunity ottered by
Edwards' Furniture Department.
Whether you want to buy $5.00
worth of furniture or $500
worth of furniture, your credit
is good at Edwards'. Terms are
conveniently arranged so as to
fall due at dates suiting your
convenience. During sickness
in the family you will- find Ed
wards considerate, and never
oppressive in their collection
methods. Tou can buy what
you want, when you want, on
the following terms: .
0 9 BO Parrhane
On 9 73 Parchauie
g 7-50 Cash.
Oa 910O Purchase
Oa 912S Purchase
On 91BO Purchase
15. OO Cash.
Oa 9200 rarehaaa
SI -50 Weekly
9S7.50 ROOM -SIZI2 RIGS, SPECIAL 819.85
9x12 Seamless Velvets and Brussels, floral. Oriental and conventional
design rugs in beautiful colorings. These are unusually good values.
DRUMMER'S SAMPLK RIT.S SPKCI A I. 91.98
Among the assortment are "Royal Iran," "Bijrelow." "Ardebll,"
"Hartford Kerraan," "Acme Pile" and "Bangor Wiltons." In hand
some Oriental and conventional designs, in the richest colorings,
bile 3x6 feet. Terms 05c a Week.
A. GOOD PLACE TO TRADE C
It I I l J lift r f awI I HT i V v-r A Nar I
This Kitchen Treasure and Break
fast Table combined has a flour
and bread bin, two drawers and
disappearing bread and mixing
boards. Top is 43x14 inches. Q CC
Special now )MiOa
Tour new draperies should be se
lected with discretion and cut and
bung by experts.' Edwards' Dra
pery Department will interest
you. Prices now prevailing are
CITIZENSHIP RUSH ON
Teutons Eager to Avoid Possi
FIRST PAPERS NOT ENOUGH
United States , Would Regard All
Wlio Declare Intention avs Aliens
Until Tnelr Naturalization
Is Granted bj Courts.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 3. (Special.)
With the eventuality of war between
Germany and the United States and its
concomitant personal embarrassment
to subjects of enemy nations In mind,
today citizens of Germany and Austria
rushed to the office of the clerk of the
United States District Court to declare
their intention to become citizens of
The aliens appeared to be under the
Impression that the taking out of first
citizenship papers changed their status
and entitled them to rank as citizens
of the United States in the event of
Assistant United States Attorney Orn
baun said the applicants for naturali
zation were wrong in any assumption
that the United States would not con
tinue to class them as aliens.
"An alien Is legally a citizen of the
country in which he was born." said
Ornbaun. "until he has received nat
uralization papers. The papers are not
granted until two years following the
filing of a petition." i
According to Mr. OrnbauiTs construc-
Mm nf t h na tnrftl!n tlnn lawM t h it
men who made their applications for
citizenship today wiU fee subject ta be
lng sent to detention camps or anyi
other action the Government might
make against citizens of enemy na
tions. Clerks were kept busy all the fore
noon accepting the applications of the
aliens. Many inquiries were made on
the telephone as to the method of ac
quiring American citizenship.
The rush stopped at the noon hour on
account of the clerk's office closing for
tha Saturday afternoon holiday.
BARONESS MUST PAY CASH
Jury Gives Award to Chum Who
Xiost Money. Gems and Bonds.
MENOMINEE. Mich.. Feb. 3. MIsa
Frank Gray Shaver, an attorney of
Highland Park, Illinois, who sued the
Baroness Van Pallandt Van Erde. a
former chum, for the recovery of mon
ey. Jewelry and bonds, the estimated
aggregate value of, .which was $125,000,
received an award of $13.514.90 from a
Jury in the Circuit Court here last
Miss Shaver alleged she gave the val
uables to the Baroness as the result of
an agreement between them to epend
the rest of their lives together and that
the Baroness used her friendship to
mulct Miss Shaver.
The Jury decided that the Baroness
secured a release without the plaintiff's
knowledge of Its exact contents.
CHINESE LET CONTRACT
American Company to Build 200
MlIe Line in Rlcla District.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. Awarfl of a
contract for construction of a 200-mile
railway in China to the Slems Carey
Company, of St. Paul, was announced
in a dispatch today from the American
legation In Pekin. The line will run
from Chowkie-Kow to Slang-Yang,
traversing some or the richest agricul
tural land of China.
The Stems Carey Company already
. Crookston. Minn.. Aug. 12. 1916.
The Old Line Bankers Life Insurance Co.,
Gentlemen: Herewith ptease find1 re
ceipt for the check In satisfaction of my
policy No. 4094. I was insured for $1000.00
on August 8. 1896. and you make payment
to the dav of all claims presented by the
policy. My relations with the company
have been exceedingly pleasant, and my
only regret is that the amount of my pol
icy vat not made larger when It was made.
I was Insured for $1000.00 In another
company whose reputation for profits are
great, but though the policies are almost
identical as to premiums, options, and time
of payments, yet the other policy in the
Eastern company Is not paid at this writ
ing, even though It'was written on July
10. r894. Juut a little more than two years
before yours was written.
Again thanking you for your punctual
ity and pleasant dealings. I am
440 RICHARD C BAILEY.
Twenty Payment Life
Matured in the
Old Line Bankers Life
of Lincoln, Nebraska
Name of insured. Richard C Bailey
Residence Crookston, Minn.
Amount of policy $1,000.00
Total premiums paid Co.. . .$668.00
Total cash paid Mr. Bailey $1017.88
And 20 Years Insurance for Noth
1 ing. - ,
If you are thinking of taking a policy or an agency, write Home Office of the
' Company, Lincoln, Neb Dept. R.
Is under contract for 1100 miles of rail
way in other provinces, and the Pekin
dispatch today said surveying for the
new 200-mile project already . had begun.
More than 200 public astronomical
observatories are in the northern hemi
sphere and less than twenty in the
HAVE DARK HAIR
AND LOOK YOUNG
Nobody Can Tell When You
Darken Gray, Faded Hair
With Sage Tea.
Grandmother kept her hair beauti
fully darkened, glossy and attractive
with a brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur.
Whenever her hair took on that dull,
faded or streaked appearance. this
simple mixture was applied with won
derful effect. By asking at any drug
store for Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur
Compound," you will get a large bottle
of this old-time recipe. Improved by the
addition of other ingredients, all ready
to use. for about 50 cents. This simple
mixture can be depended upon to re
store natural color and beauty to the
A well-known downtown druggist
says everybody uses Wyeth's Sage and
Sulphur Compound now because it
darkens so naturally and evenly that
nobody can tell it has been applied
"it's so easy to use. too. You simply
dampen a comb or soft brush and
draw it through your hair, taking one
strand at a time. By morning the
gray hair disappears; after another
application or two, it is restored to Its
natural color and looks glossy. 6oft and
beautiful. This preparation Is a delight
ful toilet requisite. It is not intended
for the cure, mitigation or prevention
.of disease. Adv.