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VOL. XV. NO.
Sir Roger Casement and Dan-
iel Bailey, Former British
Soldier Who Accompanied
Him, Tried in London Court
DETAILS OF EXPEDITION
Irish Prisoners in Germany
Given $50 Each to Join
Party, He Says.
What Qovernmea Charges.
The preliminary lieurlsg of
( 'asement brought the follow
ing: The German government was
Implicated in a plot to foment
a civil; war tn Ireland.
An American priest known r
rather Nicholson, helped Sir
Koner le' iuit Irish prisoners of
war Into a brigade to Invade
Ireland "when Germany won a
tii lt sea hill tie "
"The German nuvernment
Kent lifi , n 0 ii rifles, 10 machine
Kims and millions of rounds of
ammunition on ti llllbuster
which Wits sunk off the south
western coast of Ireland.
London. May If.. (T. P.) Kir Ro?er i
Casement's preli:ninary hearing on a .
charge of treason In connection with
ttiA I rluh r-tiolllrin WM rfn rl 1 c t todltr I
in the Bow street police court, tin
crown reserving mucli evidence for
presentation at the formal trial later.
enough evidence was submitted to
day to show that Casement planned
to land several expeditions In Ireland.
It was changed that the German aux
iliary vessel i.estroyed while trying
to reach the Irish coast carried rifles,
, cartridges machine guns and bombs
; for' the rebels.
" , Prosecutor. Smith exhibited a flag of
the "Irish republic," which tie said
I Casement brought ashore with him and
: hurled. In, thft.sanri nenr TinlM !
V Associate's Confession Bead.
During mmt of the session Case
ment squirmed nervously. The arrest
of Daniel Bailey, a soldier, also on
treason charges in connection with
Casement's operations was kept .secret
until today. His confession whs read
It said tlwit after he had been se
duced to lave the camp ot lrlsn
prisoners and Join the Germans he was
(Concluded en I'sice 'fwo. Column One.;
FIRE MARSHAL SEES
CASE BEFORE JURY
Proprietor of Tailor Shop Is
Closely Questioned as to
Origin of Blaze.
Kacts relating to the fire in the
basement under the Alexander hotel,
133 Tenth street last night, were taken
before the grand Jury by Fire Marshal
Jd W. Stevens today and serious
charges may be filed against C. Sal',
proprietor of a tailoring and cleaning
establishment! In a room over the flp.
Hardly had the obstinate blaze been I
put under control when Fire Marshal
Stevens and Vaptains Groce and Rob
erts of the arson squad went Into the
They found that the fire had started
in a box containing oily papers and
cloth clippings. Suspecting incendiar
ism, the proprietors of the Rosebud
tea room, 13H Tenth street; of the tai
loring shop, and of the B. & A. grocery.
137 Tenth street, were summoned and
questioned. All denied any knowledge
'of the origin of the fire.
. The cloth clippings were then taken to
the tailor shop and pieces were found
to match some rolls of cloth. An all
night Inquisition started. When 8all
was taken before a stenographer at 3
o'clock this niorilng he finally admit
ted that the cloth clippings were from
hl Shop, but he could not tell how they
had reached the place where they were
According to Fire Marshal Stevens,
this was the third fire for Kali in three
years. He moved to his present loca
tion last Aug-ust after being burned out
at Eleventh and Yamhill streets. Pre
viously his place was burned at Elev
enth and Morrison streets.
"If this fire was incendiary, it was
the worst attempt at arson Portland
has ever- had," said Marshal Stevens,
''because of the possibilities in the way
Of loss of life."
'.There were 38 or i0 persons In the
hotel above r.nJ the-greatest conster-
Ratlon prevailed when the building
riuea witn smoke. L)oen or men and
women hysterically crowded the fire
escapes, crying for the firemen.
despite the fact that the stairs were
clear of smoke and the small blaze
Was in the basement. The persons
on the escapes were taken down the
fire ladders to safety.
Fire Captain Heath of eneina 21
and Lieutenant Oscar Lehman of en
gine 1. were overcome in fiahtin? th
blaze In the. basement The hotel Is
under the management of Mrs l.lnrix
O'Dell. The fire loss wilt not exceed
$100, according to the estimate of the
GROUND FOR PLACING
SIR ROGER CASEMENT, former British consular agent,
on trial today for treason in the Bow street police court,
London. He is charged with having planned the recent
Irish revolt and plotting with Germans.
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May Cut Off SuJtan's Troops
Near Kut-EI-Amara Unless
Fetrograd, May 15. (TJ. P.) Devel
oping a swift offensive, the Russians
smashed across the Persian frontier
southwest of Lake Urumiah, within 80
miles of the main Turkish lines of
communication north of Bagdad, dis
patches declared today. The Russian
reached the region of Howandii. sev
eial miles inside Turkey. They are
marching westward toward Nineveh
and Mosul. Unless the Moslems check
them, the Russians will within a fort
night threaten to cut off the sultan's
troops checking the British near Kut-
There has been no development In
the Russian offensive in the Caucasus
so surprising as the appearance of an
other Russian army near the Turks"
communications. For weeks the offi
cial communiques have been, silent
with regard to the progrebs of' opera
tions around Urumlah. Now the
secrecy is lifted and discloses the Rus
sians well across the frontier, their
progress apparently meeting with but
It Is believed that Grand Dulte
Nicholas has outwitted the Turks and!
their German tutors. Following their
victories at Erzerum and Trebizond,
the Russians .descended upon Erzingan
as if they intended to cut off Bagdad.
Constantinople rushed reinforcements
to the Erzingan-Bitlls front.
Meanwhile, the Russian left entered
Mesopotamia and suddenly appeared
30U miles southeast of where the
Turks had concentrated their strongest
Panama Police Will
Disarm as Ordered
Demand of United States Will Be
Met This Afternoon Under Protest;
Approach of Elections Canst.
Panama, May 15. (I. N. 8.) The
United States government has de
manded the surrender cf the arras of
the Panama police. The American
minister, William B. Price, is wait
ing for an answer."
It is learned from an authoritative
source that th,e arms will be surren
dered under protest this afternoon as
provided in the new bill. The states
now have trouble in recruiting- their
organizations to full strength.
Elections Belieyed Cause.
Washington, May 16. (I. N. S.)
The .war department officials here
believe that the approach of the Pan
ana elections is the reason for the
demand for the disarming of the, po
lice there. There have been in the
past numerous quarrels between the
police and American soldiers in which
some of the latter have been shot.
Copenhagen, May 15. (I. N. S.) a
Zeppelin out of control has been ob
served on the west coast of Norway.
Three British destroyers were pursu
ing It It is presumed that It was
FEARED FOR SAFETY
ROANOKE SAYS CREW
T PStlTIPQ MP RpIIPVP VPCiCipl mail blockade of Germany. Fewer let
leblllltlb ntJ- DtJIltJVtJo VCoSCI ters and neW8papers ,aro arriving in
Which Sank Was Overload-
ed; Firemen to Testify,
San Francisco, May 15. (U. P.)
Testifying in the government's inquiry
into the Roanoke disaster. Quartermas
ter, Elb, one of the survivors, declared
he believed the steamer was over
loaded and 3aid the crew entertained
fears for Its safety. Part of the cabin,
he swore, had been cut away to make
room for the cargo of dynamite, wheat
Ellery Stone, a wireless inspector
for the government followed Elb In
the wltnTss chair. He said he had in- Press Berlin bureau filed an interview
spected the wireless outfit of the ; wth the editor of the Lokal Anzeiger
Roanoke shortly before it sailed and regarding Japan. It never reached
found it in good working order. The 1 New York. Apparently the British
wireless inspector expressed the belief 1 censor held lt up.
that the ship turned turtle and sank The latest British order making
before I he operator could flash his S. paper money and checks absolute con
O. 8. , traband, is working a hardship on
Two Mexican firemen, the other eur- Americans. They formerly received
vivors, will testify later. ' their allowances and Incomes by draft
Manuel Lopez, fireman. In his tes- i from New York. These are new
tlmony threw some light on why the complications. It is not feasible to
radio was not used to signal for help. ' send money by wireless because the
He said the third assistant engineer tanks cannot mail receipts or checks,
took the regular dynamo apart to ex-' Americans are aroused. The weekly
amine the brasses and that while the report of the American Chamber of
apparatus lay in pieces it was dis- ; Commerce, citing a letter which for
covered that thj relief or emergency three months was delayed by the
dynamo was out of order. British censor, said that The Hague
Deputy Collector of the Port of San ' conference provided that neutral mail
Luis Don Jackson notified Collector found in a neutral vessel was in
of the Port J. O. Davis here today violable
that the grand jury of San Louis
Obisqo would have gone on record
iloY beV 'El
S&.uu government i,anned n I
Destroyers Bring Wreckage.
Los Angeles, May 15. (U. P.)
With many small pieces of wreckage
aboard, three United States destroyers
ar in port here today after havins
thoroughly cruised about the scene of
the Roanoke disaster.
Several barrels, a door and one or
two pieces of grating, besides numer
ous pieces of linen, pillows, etc., were
picked up. A mute evidence of one
tragic end was a plank with a bed
sheet hastily knotted about it. Offi
cers of the destroyers saw no trace of
TI. S. Marines Land
At Santo Domingo
Washington, May 16. (U. P.) Ad
miral Caperton reported today that he
had landed American marines at Sant
Domingo. The number was not stated.
Caperton commands about 500 marines.
Rebels Leave Capital.
Santo Domingo. May 15. (U. P.) I
Rebels having retired from the capital I
under threat of American, intervention, 1
congress Is today preparing to elect i
u successor to President Jlmlnez, who !
resigned during the revolt. Police con-
trol the city, which is quiet. i
: . ;
Small Creditors Ask Receiver. ii
' New York, May 16. (I. N. S.) jl
Three small creditors of Mills Sc. Gibbe, 1
one of the world's largest dry goods '
firms, with branches In several Amen
can metropolises, as well as England 4t
and Parts, today filed a petition to
' have toe firm declared a bankrupt.
President Wilson Preparing
Vigorous Note to Great Brit
ain, Demanding That Neu
tral Mails Be Respected.
ENTIRE FREEDOM FOR
MAILS TO BE SOUGHT
Previous Reply to American
Protest Is Held to Be Un
satisfactory. "Washington, May 15. (U. P.)
President Wilson is preparing a very
vigorous message to Great Britain with
regard to the seliure of United States
mails. The state department is col
lecting a mass of figures showing how
far the British have gone in their
seizures. Secretary Lansing declared
that the entire subject of confiscated
mails was "under consideration." This
was interpreted to mean that he plans
a new protest.
The last step in the negotiations
was the British memorandum Indicat
ing a willingness on the part of hi?
majesty's government to concede some
points at issue. Apparently, this did
did go far enough. It was expected
that the administration would Insist on
entire freedom for the passage of
It was learned authoritatively that
President Wilson, Impatient at the
continued holding up of mails, was
"going to the mat with England" about
it. Probably the note will be completed
The government has received many
protests from business men of Amer
ica and business men abroad with re
gard to inconvenience resulting from
mall delays. The state department
has already protested once, but the re
ply was unsatisfactory.
OF MAIL MAINTAINED,
CLAIM THE GERMANS
fir Carl W. Ackerrman.
Berlin, April 16. (U. P.) (By mail)
England is maintaining an Absolute
::lln "ow 8,n,e !?
cable is even more severe, so Germany
is gradually being cut off from
JEor months Americans in Berlin
have been receiving letters marked:
"Opened by Censor No. ." The mail
was taken from neutral steamers and
examined in England. This is produc
ing a critical situation for Americans
Recently letters posted in America
between January 6 and 13 arrived here
after having been examined by the
British control of the American cor
respondents' cables ls'growing stricter.
or instance, in Aiarcn the United
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13,11 J-esunes ior
I Former President Takes Stand 1b Trial
J of &ifgs Bank Case Admits Bank
I President Suggested Inrestments.
I Tr..t.lnir4nn Vfair IK fTT T Wil.
Ham H. Taft, former president, was a
defense witness fh the government's
suit charging officers of the Rlggs
National bank with perjury.
Taft was a character witness for
Charles Glover, president of tho bank.
He occupied the tame box In the
gloomy old criminal court where Gui
teau told of the shooting of President
Garfield. Taft admitted that he made
Investments on Glover's suggestions,
when the government cross-examlnei
Court Holds New
Under a ruling of Municipal
Judge Langguth this morning,
the speed of streetcars is gov-
erned under the new traffic
ordinance, known officially as
30146 in the clause providing
that street cars shall run with jfr
great caution "and their speed $
shall be reasonable, having re- Re
gard for the traffic, the safety
of the public and the use of the
The ruling was made in the
case of the city against C. W.
Brown, motorman --of a St.
Johns car. .
Sam Hill Back,
Nears the End
Returns From Seven-Day Trip to
See King Albert of Belgium Eco
nomic Strain Will End War.
New York, May 15. (U. P.) "Ger
many is beaten and the end of the
war is near, according to Samuel Hill
of Portland. Or., son-in-law of James
J. Hill, today on his return from a
record seven day trip from Liverpool,
London and Havre, to the headquarters
of King Albert of Belgium and the
"Germany cannot struggle against
the overwhelming financial strain and
economic conditions," said Hill. "There
will be another winter campaign and
peace will come as suddenly as the
war broke out. The French are eat
ing only sufficient food to sustain
their health. King Albert is confident
that Belgium will be restored."
In a telegram received by the Home
Telephone company today Samuel Hill
announces his safe arrival at New
York from Belgium on the steamer
Philadelphia Saturday night.
On his arrival at New York Mr. Hill
was welcomed with a telegram from
tbn employes of ' the company con
gratulating him on his birthday.
After spending a few days at Bos
ton and Washington, Mr. Hill will re
turn to Portland, arriving about May 25.
In announcing his arrival at New
York he said: "Thank all our people
for birthday greeting. Well after most
remarkable trip I have ever experi
Hill Made Honorary Consul General
Samuel Hill, well known good roads
enthusiast and president of the Home
Telephone company, has been appoint
ed honorary ' consul general for Bel
gium for the states of Oregon, Idaho
and Washington. -
Collector of Customs Thomas Car
rick Burke was notified of the appoint
ment by the treasury department and
requested to regard him in thai light
C. Henri Labbe is consul for both
France and Belgium here, and will con
tinue to handle the duties of the Of
fice. The conferring of the title upon
Samuel Hill is in recognition of his ef
forts in behalf of the Belgian relief
work here and his friendship for the
ruler of the little country, King Al
bert. Methodists to Keep
; Anti-Dancing Rules
General Conference Committee MtfteCd
Subcommittee's Beport, Totes to
Prohibit Dancing and Card. Playlnr.
Saratoga, N. Y., May 15. (U. P.)
The conference of the Methodist Kpis
copal church will continue to prohibit
members from playing cards, dancing
or attending places where there is
dancing and card playing.
The general conference committee
on the state of the church rejected the
subcommittee's report which recom
mended elimination of these prohibi
tions. The committee's report propos
ing a union of the American Methodist
churches will come up under a special
The committee on episcopacy today
submitted a report to the general con
ference asking that seven new bishops
o' superintendents be elected. The
minority members of the committee
a!so submitted a report in which they
insisted that six bishops were suffi
cient. A spirited debate was caused here
when the Rev. George H. Blckley of
Philadelphia moved that the episcopacy
committee's report, recommending the
election of seven new bishops, be sent
back. The motion was finally carried,
and this probably will mean a two
days' delay in the balloting.
Twenty cities of the United States
recommended that the Episcopal resi
dences include San KYancisco, Portland,
Attempts to reduce the number of
new bishops to be elected to five In
stead 9i six, on the ground of the cost.
Chicago Tailors Will
Order; Matter WW Be Carried to Su
preme Court by Workers.
Chicago, May 15. (I. N. S.) Sev
eral thousand tailors will strike today,
H is expected, despite the injunction
obtained by the manufacturers on Fri
day. "Our attorneys, Carence Darrow and
William Cunnea, will appear before
some judge today in an attempt to dis
solve the injunction," said Sidney Hill
man. "We intend to carry this injunc
tion matter to the supreme court if
Strike of 5000 Impending.
New York, May 15. (U. P.) A
strike of 6000 telegraphers and signal
men of the New York Central and West
Shore lines is impending today. The
mediation which Federal Conciliator
Hanger conducted resulted in a dead
lock, it is believed. The telegraphers
and signalmen demand wage increases.
Telegraphers' Strike Averted.
Washington, May 15. (I. N. S.)
Announcement was made here today
that differences between the local
branch of the Commercial Telegraphers
of America and the Western Union
Telegraph company had been settled
for the present and that there would
be no strike.
Shortly before noon the company an
nounced that'll men who had been dis
charged because of their union affilia
tions would be taken back to work and
reimbursed for the time lost.
Fear Syrian Massacre.
Washington. May 15. (U. P.) It
was learned that private messages to
the state department said there was
danger of a massacre of Christians
in -Syria which, is expected to surpass
any past Armenian massacres.
EN AN ATTACK
No American Casualties Re
sulted; Lieutenant George
Patton Led U. S. Troopers
GENERAL SCOTT SEES
NO DANGER OF TROUBLE
Report of Conference Says
Obregon Offered Assist
Advanced American Base, Near La
guna De Itascate, Mexico, Sunday, By
Wireless to Columbus, N. M., May 15.
(U. P.) American troops under
Lieutenant George Patton today killed
three Mexicans when they attached the
Rublo ranch. There were no Americans
Julio Cardenas, a Villista captain,
was included among the killed. Pat
ton's detachment in an automobile ap
proached the ranch to buy corn. The
Mexicans fired as the machine rounded
Leaping to the ground, the Ameri
cans opened fire. Patton hit the first
Mexican to fall. The others ran to a
corral and attempted to saddle their
horses. They were killed before they
Rubio ranch was the headquarters
of the Santa Ysabel murderers.
Washington, May 15. (U. P.) Gen
eral Hugh Scott today presented to
Secretary of War Baker a report which
wtll be helpful in guiding their future
course with regard to Mexico. Scott
told him that while General Alve.ro Ob
regon refused Mexican co-operation in
black and white, he offered assistance
which will be helpful If there are no
outbreaks among the detached Carranxa
Scott's report tended to confirm the
recent feeling of optimism with regard
to Mexico, although he included in it
the opinions of many 1 Paso citizens
who believe that a general Mexican
housecleanlng by Americans will ultl
mately be necessary.
Mnn ral Hnott s In mnat nntlmUlln
ffVame of mind," said Baker, after a
brief conference. "He seems to think
that a favorable situation has been ere
Because of weariness at his long
Concluded on Page Three. Column Three)
Villa Was Shot by
Brother of Victim
Mexican Bandit leader Attacked 15-Yeax-Old
Girl, Ear Brother Snot
Villa and Was Himself Killed.
Field Headquarters American Ex
pedition, Near Narniqulpa, Mexico, May
4. Via Motortruck to Columbus, N. At.,
May 15) (U, P.) Pancho Villa was
shot by the youthful brother of a girl
he attempted to assault, according to
the latest version of the wounding of
A former Villista officer told the
story here today, asserting the details
came from the girl's family and neigh
bors. The boy was beaten to death by
Villa's men at the bandit leader's com
mand to "Kill him."
Women in Rome Give
Up Their Cigarettes
Dainty Gold-Tipped Smokes to Be Sent
to Tobacco - Hungry Soldiers at
Front by Prominent Belles.
Rome, April 26. (By Mail) (U. P.)
One of the supreme sacrifices of the
war has been made by a group of
women prominent in Roman society.
They have agreed to smoke no more
cigarettes until the allies conclude a
victorious peace. All the gold-tipped
smokerinoes purchased for them by
male admirers will be sent to tobacco
hungry soldiers at the front.
Dozen Are Killed in
Du Pont Explosion
Gibbstown, N. J., May i;,. (U. P.)
At least 11! are dead, several missing
and more than a score were hurt, sev
eral fatally injured, when an explosion
followed by fire destroyed two build
ings of the Du Pont Chemical Work
Allies Settle All
London, May 15. CP. N. S.) For
eign Minister Grey today announced
that differences between Greece and
the entente allies had been settled
amicably and that there would be no
violations of Greece's neutrality.
To Have Preparedness Parade.
Baltimore, Mu., May 15. (I. N. S.)
Baltimore is going to have a prepared
ness parade next Wednesday. The pa
rade is planned by the Maryland
league, for national defense and will
marshal all the industrial forces of the
Senate Rejects Rnblee.
Washington, May 15. (U. P.) The
senate today rejected the appointment
of Trade Commissioner Ruble, after
a year of opposition led by Senator
in Cage, Ostrich
Philadelphia Zoological Gardens
Guard Spends, Two Hour Ward
ing Off Bird's Attacks.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 16. (I. N. S.)
Txcked in a cage with an ostrich
which had swallowed his keyp. Keeper
Manley of the zoological gardens ppent
an exciting two hours.
According to Manley, Gertrude, the
ostrich, has not been well, and last
night he entered the cage to attend net,
locking the door behind him. H;
dropped tlie keys by accident and Ger
trude gulped (hem down. It was after
closing hours and the building was
The bird, which is vicious, attacked
him; but he managed to keep ner oft
with a spiked pole. Finally he attract
ed the attention of another keeper,
who went to hie rescue. Gertrude ap
parently suffered no 111 effects from
OF AN ASSAULT AND
BATTERY ON A PUPIL
Warrant Is Issued for the Ar
rest of L. D. Roberts of the
For punishing Myer Brown, a 10
year-old boy In the fourth B cIuks at
Ilolman school, a warrant for the ar
rest of It. D. Roberts, principal of the
school, was Issued today by Deputy
District Attorney Roblson. The war
rant was based on a complaint made by
the boy s father, H. Brown. 80 Cor
bett street, charging the (school princi
pal with assault and battery.
The assault, which was admitted to
day by Principal Roberts, occurred last
Thursday afternoon, and when the bo7
appeared today in the district attor
ney's office he still carried ugly black
and blue marks across his right or east
and shoulder, where Mr. Roberts' fist
Stories Are Similar.
The boy's version of the affair tal
lies with that of Mr. Roberts as given
to The Journal, with the exception of
a few minor, details. WTien first asked
about it Mr. Roberts refused to talk,
but changed his mind and gave his ac
count of it.
Thursday morning Myer was tapping
his desk with his pencil while Mrs.
Coovert was hearing a class in music.
She took the pencil away from him and
sent it to the principal. In the after
noon Myer was still without his pen
cil, and when time came for him to
write his spelling lesson he was crying
for his pencil and refused to study his
lesson until he got it, according to the
boy's story. Mr. Roberts said th boy
Miss O. Pottner, the boy s teacher,
ca"tled in the principal. Mr. Roberts
said he jerked Myer out of his seat
with such force that the boy struck
his head against the blackboard. He
said Myer promised him to be quiet
Principal Called Again.
The blow which "jerked" the hoy out
of his seat drew blood and left the
black and blue marks across the boy's
breast. Mr. Roberts is a large man
and Myer weighs 65 pounds.
The teacher called the principal a
second time and Mr. Roberts said he
jerked the boy out of his seat aga,n
and took him to his office. As they
were going along the hall he shook the
boy, who fell to the floor. The boy
said he was thrown against the radi
ator. While the boy was prostrate on the
floor, Mr. Roberts said he iiotlced that
tli lad's breast was bruised and bleed
ing. He said he noticed also that his
clothes were torn.
"But his clothes were not strong."
explained the principal. "They were
almost rags anyway."
After school, Myer went home with
his vest and waist torn and blood
stained, his breast badly bruised, and
his head aching, and he was afraid to
tell his parents. The next day his
father, who has a furniture store at
First and Salmon streets, saw his son
lr. the back of the store washing
the bloodstains from his waist and
shirt. The boy merely said he had got
his clothes dirty and he wanted to
Alleged Injuries Discovered.
His injuries were not discovered un
til Saturday night, when his m wrier
went to give him a bath. Mr. Brown was
colled in and immediately called a doc
Mr. Roberts has been employed in
the Portland schools for a number of
years. I-.st year he was transferred
from the physics department of Lln
coin higlh to the principalship of Ilol
man school. He said Myer Brown
has been unruly in school right along.
No report of the matter had been
made to Superintendent Alderman this
morning. Mr. Alderman said under
the rules of the schools a principal
was allowed to administer "reasonable
The warrant for Principal Roberts'
arrest was served on him by telephone
by Constable Weinberger and he is to I
appear before District Judge Dayton
at i o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Xo Urandeis Report.
Washngton, May 15. (I. x. fi. )
After two hours of inconclusive talk,
the senate Judiciary committee to.lay
adjourned until Wednesday without
taking action regarding confirmation
of Louis D. Brandels as associate jus
tice of the United States supreme
French Shell Bulgarians.
Salonika May 16. (I. N. S.) French
aviators Sunday dropped 500 bombs on
Xanthia. where the Tenth Bulgarian di
vision Is encamped. Barracks and han
gars were badly damaged, according to
reports received here.
PRINCIPAL IS ACCUSED
Circularizes Members of.th
House in Attempt to;Enlis
Support for Preference
Rights of O.-C. Applicants
STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN,
SAYS PUTER PAMPHLET
No Evidence That the'Ncv.
Literature Is Making -Any
Impression. ; :,
Washington. May 1 5. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF TI1K JOURNAL.)-
S. A. 1). Putcr, noted locator of Ore
gon and California land grant lands,
has begun a n?w "educational cam
paign" among members of congress in
behalf of the applicants to purchase
these lands. ' fr' i
Undismayed by the stony stare given
him and the host of 10,000 applicant
by the public lands committee , or tbi
house. Puter has circularized the mem
bers of the houue generally with a vlaw
to enlisting support for preference
rights for the applicants. Besldj
sending them R 16-page" putnphlet, ' fcu
has sent a personal letter of two type-;
written pases, setting forth addition
al arguments for the applicants. -V-!: i
Pamphlet Illuminated by Etchings, :
The Puter pumphl t has on its cover
a cut of a "Mop, look and listen" slgu.
with the additional warning in large
(Coin-Inch J on l'litfe Twii, Column Three,)
HILL 304 SHELLED BY
French Take Trenches South
of Deadman and invade a
Paris. May IV (I. N. The Ger-
mans have oncentrated their artillery
fire upon Avovnurt wood and Hill SOI,
today's communique announced There
was' no infantry fighting during the
The communique ndded:
"South of Le Mort Homme, near
Vermandovlllers, We surprised and tl
stroyed the Germans' flrtc . Uae
"in the Champagne, Intense artillery
fire Im raging In the sector of Malso?.)
De Champagne and Butte of Mesnli.
An invasion Into a German work west
of Mont Tetu enabled us to take Xi
French Attacks Repulsed.
Berlin. May 15. (I. N. 8.) Repulsn
of attacks on the west slope of Le
Mort Homme, also near Hullock yes
terday, is reported In a statement from
the German general staff. . :
The text of the statement follows:
"Artillery and numerous patrol en
gagements occurred yesterday in many
"The enemy attempted to reconquer
positions near liulluck, hut their at-'
tacks either broke down under Sr
tillery fire or were repulsed in hand
to hand fighting. '
"French attacks on the west slope
of Le Mort Homme, near Calllctte for
est, were repulsed.
"The situation on l he Russian and
Balkan fronts remains unchanged." ,
Submarine K-2 and
Steamer in Collision
Diver's Bows Damaged, bnt Xa Able to
Proceed Ship's Injuries T7nknown-
Former Bound for Hew York. ;
Washington. May 15. (I. N. S.)
The submarine K-2, en route to New
York from Hampton Roads, collided'
with the steamer Aragon last nlgbt at
a point 14 miles north ot Cape Dela
ware , vy.
The diver's hews were damaged, but
It was able to proceed. The AragonV
damage was not stated in the wireless
message received here today telling of
Milker Seeks Position
10 Room House $15 '
A man at 18th and Couch had ,;
furniture which he didn't want.
Another man wanted furniture:
and had a phonograph he didn't
want. A Journal Want Ad brought
them together and each "swapped-
for what he wanted. ;
D ressmaking 40 -
DRESSMAKKR wants sewing by.
day. Phone .
For Bent Honses 12
$15 it) room house. modern.
Situations Male 3
MARP.1KH man, good milker,
would like work on farm.
The dally circulation of ' The
Journal In Portland and It trad'
tng radius exceeds the morning:
paper by several thousands and is
practically 50 per cent jrreater
than its nearest afternoon con
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