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ANY DISEASED STOCK
Claims; That "Parsonai Ani
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Prompted Libelous Letter,
REPLY IS FILED IN SUIT
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MAP OF GREATEST BATTLE CltY OF VERDUN AfJD TH E SURROUNDING COUNTRY
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f V f '-.Xocture: on Blasonry.
George F. Hopkins will lecture to
night at the Acacia, clUB, Oregon
tutlding, before the Master. Wardens
and Past Masters' association upon
Alleged personal animus on the part
of O, M. Plummer, secretary of the
roftlaha Union StOdk Yard, Whietl
u communicated to W. II. Lytle,
Stats Veterinarian, wai the thing which
prompted the state veterinarian to
write ah allied libelous letter about
George R. Mokel. according to MoKels
reply in the tfcO.floo libel suit brought
"by Mokel against Lytle.
This letter was written by Lytle to
Plumme!" it ft time When Mokei'i name
was pending before a committee of the
United States senate for confirmation
a postmaster at North Portland, to
which position he had been appointed
by the president. The letter was for
warded to the senate committee, It
Charged Mokel with knowingly Import
ing and selling diseased cattle.
Mokel denies that he sold diseased
cattle and points to the laws against
the importation and sale of such stock
and says the state Teterlnarian should
know that such laws exist.
Mokel says In his reply that he was
ft livestock commission merchant, with
Office at the stock yards, when he
Incurred the personal' enmity of Plum
mer by opposing the "exaction of ex
orbitant yard" and feed charges to
farmers and others at said Portland
Unloh Stock Yards and the publication
of fictitious sales and prices and vol'
timt of business of said yards."
ACiOff IS FOUND GUILTY
Case) Involving Delinquency of Girl
' Is Ended.
- Last of a group of men and boys to
be tried for contributing to the delln
fluency of one of two 18-year-old girls,
Orvllle Acton was found guilty by a
Jury in Judge. Morrow's court. The girl
Involved In the case was Frances Llh
iriger. In the opinion of the district attor
ney' Office, by far the most important
conviction of all was that of this girl's
mother, Mrs. Will Hodge, who permit
ted her young daughter to frequent
public Saturday night ranees unchap-
eroned. It was at such a dance that
Prances met Acton, who came to Port
land last fall from Pendleton. The
mother Is being held in Jail, awaiting
sentence for contributing to the delih
quenoy of her daughter through fall
uri to exercise proper parental care.
' Al the result oi Frances Llnlnfcer's
delinquency, the mother and Acton
hftVe been convicted and two others
haVe pleaded guilty. One of these was
R, L. Metrlck. a young attorney with a
family and formerly secretary to ex
Congressman Lafferty, and the other
was Thomas Hollander, a minor: Mer
rick was permitted to leave the state,
and Hollander was paroled.
IJBEL SUIT 18 OX TRIAL
Judge McGinn Bays , If Statements
- Are True Plaintiff Wilt Looe.
''.'in a $50,000 libel suit being tried be
fore ft Jury In Judge McGinn's court,
Jtldge McGinn has ruled that if the
' statements complained of are true the
plaintiff cannot recover any damages.
He said the laws relating to civil libel
and to criminal libel are different and
In ft Civil action the truth of the al-
: leged libelous matter is sufficient de
tente. . The plaintiff is M. McB. Thomson of
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r.tnert nhow the ittccessive stage of the great fight which has continued for Over three months. The
biftck ithes enclose the territory captured bjr th Germans ftihee February fit. The . German hMve
reached the main line of the French defense at Fort Douauttiont and the conflict baa been intense
there and about hill 804 and Dead Man's hill.
Salt Lake, presldent'general of the
American Masonic federation, and the
defendant is James F. Robinson, sec
retary of the Oregon grand lodce of
Firee and Accetrted Masons.
The cause of the eult is an article
which was published In "a Portland
newspaper July 9, 1915, in which Rob
inson says that the organisation head
ed by Thomson is in no way connected
with recognized Masonic, orders and
that one Portland mati had been
fleeced out of $200 by the organisa
tion represented by Thomson. The arti
cle stated also that persons were being
told, as inducements to get them to
join Thomson's order, that being a
membef " of it would permit tnem to
visit sny Masonic lodge.
Judge McGinn ruled that the only
question at issue was the charge that
the organisation In Portland had
fleced a man out of his money, and
that It was up to the plaintiff to show
that malice existed on the part of th
defendant In giving out the article.
Witnesses were put on by the de
fense to how that they had been urged
to Join the Thomson organization and
had been told it Would permit them to
visit any Masonic lodge. A letter from
Scotland was also introduced to show
that Thomson had been expelled from
a Masonic lodga In that country.
ALDER HOTEL COMPANY SUED
Woman Allege She Wag Locked In
the Hotel ttoom.
Alice Fortner is suing the Alder
Itotel compafty and Mrs. S. B. McDou
gal, landlady, for $BOO0 damages for
having been locked in a room in the
hotel December 22, 11B. The case Is
being tried in Judge Morrow's court.
This is a companion case to the one
brougtht by Marie Williams against the
hotel company for a similar amount,
the women were locked in the room
because Marie Williams did not pay
her room rent. The Williams case was
tried twice, and each time a Jury gave
her a verdict for $500.
N. Co. for 750d. Mr. Ray Was killed
when a train struck the automobile in
which he was riding.
The complaint alleges that th rail
road company Was negligent In not
providing some sort Of signaling de
Vice at the crossing to give warning
of the approach of trains. The auto
mobile in which Ray was riding be
came stalled on the railroad track.
Hearing Will Be Had June 0.
Hearing on proposed amendments
to the traffic ordinance and on Com
missioner Daly's motor vehicle for
hire ordinance will be held at 10 a.
m., June s. .That afternoon, beginning
at 3 o'clock, hearing will be held Ota
Mr. Daly's ordinance prohibiting over
head wires and cables in certain sec
tions of downtown east side. All
three ordinances hare passed first and
Judgment Is Given for $1.
The quarrel between the family of
Thomas Nugent and of Virgil McNalr
was aired before Circuit Judge Oen
tenbeln yesterday In an action for
16000 damages for alleged slander
brought by Nugent against McNalr.
Judge Oantenbein awarded the plain
tiff a judgment for SI. Each side
charged the Other with calling therh
bad names and with making false accusations.
Commissioner to Read Paper.
County Commissioner Aufus C.
Hoiman has received an invitation to
read a paper on "Efficiency and Econ
omy In County Government" at ths
annual meeting at Tacoma of ths
Washington stats association of
county commisslpners. The meeting
will be held next September.
MRS. RAY 8LE8 FOR $7500
Society to Hate Headquarteff.
Headquarters of the Oregon Humana
society will soon bo established In
room 163 at the Courthouse by eef-
mtsslon of ths county commissioners.
The room will bs available as soon
as the court disposes of ths contra
band liquor the constabls has stored
The positions Won would bs exposed to
a German flanking, attack if French
forces attempted to push on southward
to Cntnieres. Southern exits to Cuml
sres are under French artillery fire, so
there is no fear of an assault from
General Nivelle has mads no attempt
to seize Fort Douaumont during the
night. Through complete exhaustion
of the infantrymen, operations on both
sides havs temporarily halted.
French military critics are agreed
that the week's fighting has been the
bloodiest In history. The Oermans lost
mors men than In any of the war's pre
Forces Are Exhausted.
LOhdon, May 46. (U. P.) Utter
exhaustion of ths human element in
the great fighting machines strug
gling for mastery at Verdun brought
a lull today In the savagebattle.
Ths frightful slaughter at Fort
Douaumont came to a halt with the
works In German hands. During ths
night French troops made no effort
to wrest It from the Bavarians.
Minor fighting proceeded today with
slight advantage to botn sides. While
the men rest in their trehches, how
ever, the tremendous artillery engage
ment is still raging with appalling
Admits Cutting Co?ner.
After his machine had collided with
a motorcycle at Sixth and stark streets
shortly after ( o'clock last night, N. P.
Nelson, t&M North Nineteenth street,
was arrested by Patrolman Stark on a
charge of cutting a corner. The motor
cycle was ridden by 8. D. Jones, 999
East Main street. He was badly
bruised. Nelson pleaded guilty to the
charge in the municipal court this
morning, and the case was continued
Divorce Decrees Granted.
Divorces have been granted in the
following cases': Sftrah C. Shankland
vs. William H- Shankland, married in
Alaska in 1902, desertion; Oussie Fol
lett vs. Marquis de L. Follett, married
in Portland in 1897, two children, eru
elty, $15 a month alimony.
Kir.,- George Sends Greetings.
Los Angeles, May 16. (P. N. 8.)
A cablegram from King GeorgS of Eng
land, conveying his greetings to Brit
ish subjects in Southern California,
was received yesterday by ths eerhmtt
tee in chargs of Empire day celebra-
M&ke& Enjoyable Shopping
Two Specials in Frocks
For Friday and Saturday
which we believe will impress you. The variety conttits of silk
in all the season's favored styles, Including many other fabrics
tits, YOiles, Georgettes, pongees, fancy crepe de chine's, foulards,
the nW China silks, linens, etc.
One Lot Priced at One Lot Priced at
At $19.50 At $34.50 1
New Blouses on Sale at $4.05 to $13.50
Special $7.50 Petticoats at $4.95
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The Theatre Beautiful Sixth at Washington
Widow of Victim of Collision at
Crossing Brings Suit.
As the result of the fatal accident
Which occurred on the Troutdale cross
ing last September 6, when hundreds
of Portlanders went over the Columbia
river highway to attend the dedication
of Benson park, Lucy Ray, admlnls
trlx of the estate of Charles W. nay.
filed suit today against the O-W. R.
"Painless Parker" fined.
E. R. "Painless" Parker and V. A.
Fitzgerald, his employe, are defendants
n a suit for $2860 damages for al
eged malpractice In dentistry. The
complainant is Luther Newgard, a
minor, who alleges' that he had serious
results from an abscessed tooth Fltt
gerald pulled for him.
Today and Remainder of
SPECIAL DOUBLE BILL
In the Famous Buck Parvin Comedy
Majestic Novelty Trio
' School Children With Special Tickets Will Be
"Admitted for 5 Cents, Afternoon or Evening.
Divorce Suits Filed.
Suits for divorce have been filed as
follows: Willie G. Buss vs. Arthur
Buse, married at Oregon City in 1911,
desertion; James Hannaiord vS. Mamie
Hannaford, marrled'at Astoria in 1899,
two children, cruelty.
NUT CRACKER T""
IS CLOSING IN
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west of Verdun, ths French evacuated
the whole Stronghold.
Hill 804. cornerstone of the French
defense west of the Meuse, is held
Jointly by French and Germans.
ttlll 804 ts fall Boon.
Further slight advances by the Ger
mans In ravines on either side will
force Its surrender to the right wing
or the German army. The left Jaw jf
the Teuton machine has entirely re
conquered positions temporarily sur
rendered to Frehch troops.
It Is estimated 30,000 men died
fighting in the dark, underground cav
erns about the ruins of Douaumont for
72 hours, with no resultant change in
the battle line.
Positive denial is made of French
Claims that General Nlvelle'g forces
even temporarily occupied the ruins of
Fort Douaumont. The only French de
uu: h merit that entered the fort was
completely wiped out, declared the
Berlin war office.
Wounded Are Unaided.
On ths southern and western ap
proaches to the fort the earth is cov
tred with countless eornses and many
wounded, crawling feebly about hunt
ing shelter and aid. Since the Frencn
attacked last Sunday there has teen no
lull In the savage strusarle and neither
side has been able to reach Its wounded.
West of the Meuse. French troops
are being steadily driven back upon
the Verdun forts. The German center,
which took Deadman's hill, has not
yt occupied all abandoned works be
cause French artillery is still playing
on ila southern ridges.
FRENCH ADVANCE ON
WEST BANK OF MEUSE
USING HAND GRENADES
Paris, Iay 85. (U. P.) French
troops advanced during the night
along the Meuse West bank east of
Cumleres village, fighting with hand
grenades, it was officially announced
today. The Germans are strongly at
tacking. They took a French trench
north of Haudfomont quarries on the
east side of the river. Violent artil'
lery fighting continued all night, but
there Vers no Important infantry
struggles, either around Douaumont or
th ne&dman'a Mill front.
The French gain was made In a small
' Wood between ths river and Cumleres.
Dainty Dorothy Gish
and Owen Moore in
It's th etery of a aoefety !H t th purple bora wne
aeU family tradition by trying to correct tbe evils itt thK
world, there's action a&sf romance in this unuiuaDy fins'
Bring the kiddies
to see this Keystone
Full of Action Full of Funny Situations
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