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UmlT; AT PRESENT OF
PORTLAND TO SHARE
aid, "and the remaining 25 per cant,
with the aid of machine gun and the
United States, are ta control.'
Th request for an Investigation ot
tho recent election, mad ot the Lib
erals, should b heeded." he said, l
believe that the patriots of Cuba ate
to be found under the leadership of the
rebels. - .
Prepare for Sprin Freshets.
St. Paul, Minn. March t. (U. P.)
Anticipating that wtten the llttU
yiUa Said to Bo in :
JACKSON CLUB OFFICIALS
.24 YEAR IN PUBLIC
; As to Cuoa, AUegea
- ;''-'. r1--.--'"-
Oilcago. March I U. P.) That the
: Serious Condition:
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&an Antonio, Texas, March J.-(l N.
S.) Francisco Villa is In a sertSas
condition either from a reopening of
the wound received a year ago, o'r as .
the result of a new one, according t
a report received by General 5 Per-
shlng today. This, it was said, ex
plained the lack of activity on the part
of his followers. .
Wfcea wrttlof 1e celling e rsrtlfa,
plMM nwntion The Jntimil. At. .
people of the United State ara being
mlslnXoraMd as to the merits of the
insurrection In Cuba and Justness of
the claims of the Liberals of the is
land, which is now actually n a state
or civil . war, - was tne statement of
Thomas Marshall, formerly assistant
flakes of . snow begin to melt this
Teutons Appear to Be Stand
ing Fast on High, Dry Ridge
MOVEMENT IS STRATEGIC
Jackson and Women's Demo
state s attorney or cook conaty, who
returned today from a two weeks stay
on tho Island. -
month that, much of their property
will be washed awsy. the" Northern
cratic Clubs Arrange Prp-
Pacific has' spent $100,000 preparing
"Seventy-fir per cent mt the Cubans
t aeep iDtir uncu canjr wuu&ct
grarrr for Monday Night.
. -M. ? fc.
re ' living under military rule. he down.
I SPEAKERS PROMjNENT MEN
Oua 9COTd ny Germans Jnt Btfor
around Beeam &lq.nld XCuA to
BUdt BrttliU MQTomost. -.
I Zsang-oratlpn . of Woodzov Wilf on ,
President fox Eecona Tim to Ba ,
THE OREGON , SUNDAY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SUNDAY IIOiiNING,
ByTHaJor Edwin W. Dayton.
New York, March ,(!. N. S.) Re
ports from th British front In France
north of th Somm indicates thct
th German retreat baa about reached
th' --present limit. The German
Seem- to bT standing fast now
n the high, dry ground around tb
ridge .running close In front of Ba
paume., with the light Hank of the
new line at Lea Bssarta and the left
flank at the pumping station for the
liapaura water supply southeast of
the town on the ' highway, called the
vllttn Ltwo miles west of Bucquoy,
and the defensive line Includes the
llttl town nf'Achlftt Petit
While the' Germans are consolidat
ing their force on this shorter and
trinr lino the T?rttlnh are UDerl-
encing great airncuity in Drmging ror-
ward great guns through a sea of
soft mud on the lower ground. Into
which they are moving. As .11 of the
ranges are known accurately by the
German artillerymen, it la to be feared
that the British batteries will be sub
jected to considerable loss as ' they
- Included In the new German line Is
IxjUDart Wood, described as a tvoical
German field fortification before .Lea
. Oerman Stratagem at Best.
'.' -''-3yfcer the new line' Joins the old on
the right are hills which form the de
fensive angle in the new salient created
by- th retreat- The town of Mpnchy
Is now Germany's most western out
post ana mm neaa or a salient which
project about six miles beyond what
would be a straight German line In the
west If the Invaders were forced back
so that the battle front should be
' aligned from Arras to Bapaume and
Feronn. ' ,
AS .the nlstory or trench warfare is
largely occupied with the elimination
of salients, it Is presumed to be that
General Halg's next task may have to
do with the-Monchy-Achiet le Petrf sec
. tor. No clear forecast is possible, how
' ever, until we see certainly that the
German lines again settle down to a
real renewal of the defensive tactics
Which contlnud'so stubbornly between
; Albert and Bapaume for eight months.'
, In toe strategic retreat which has
'-'occurred, German military skill and
ludrment wera at their best. The
uinoiu . guns were movea oacK wnue
- the ground was frozen hard and Just
before its transformation into liquid
mud wmcn was its condition when the
British moved forward.
' . Bustians Buffer from Balds.
Jachments were engaged northeast of
iuedecourt and northwest of Llgny
. m nwioy. Tne British repulsed attacks
at, these points, all close to Bapaume
ind captured 128 prisoners with sev
eral .machine guns. In British raids
larcucr norm near Augres, uoiione ana
Loos. 10 Germans were caritured. t
IOn thy French front in Champagne
n$ the Argonne both sides made raids
out accomplished little.
LOn the north Roumanian frontier, the
ttle In the Jacobenl-Kampolung area
lonunues, nut neavy snow has ham.
hered operations In the Dobrudja. In
lussia there were a number of sklr-
llihes In the far north near Riga and
the lake region below Dvinsk.
i jh iu etui vnnis. or me iNarayvuaa.
Russian trenches were stormed, mine
hafts exploded and 276 prisoners cap
tured with seven machine guns. . .
In the region of Voronosyn and west
Of Lutsk,' Russian positions were pene
trated to a depth of a mile and a half
by a raiding force which carried back
124 prisoners and four machine guns.
There has of late, been a noticeable In
crease -of German activity In Volhynia
and G-ellcia. ' '
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For Belgian Belief
! Over 1500 has "been subscribed to
the fund for the relief of the starving
' children in Belgium. Sunday the church
, organisations all over the state will at-
tempt to supplement this Bum by con
tributions from their members.
' By the sale of warts paper the pu
pils ot the Couch street school turned
In 120 to S. Ia "Eddy, treasurer of the
, Progressive Business . Men's club, In
charge of the fund. Over 218 was
turned in by the Montavltla school, em
ploying the same means.
A contribution box has been Installed
at the rooms of the Transportation
club, and it is hoped that other clubs
ot th city will follow that example.
, Newspapers all over the state are
talcing up the campaign and it Is hoped
- that the amount will reach $2500 be
fore th middle of the week.
- For Colds, Influenza,
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Goes direct to the sick spot.
Contains nothing harmful.
Does not upset tie stomach.
Sustains the sttength. -
Appeals to busy people.
Ask your neighbor. '
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i as, cents and tl-0Q ec nailed.
f Hnmrhrart ' HomeN Mtdlclne C' 15f frn-
Left Dr. of T. Bfedland, fireside nf ot the Jackson club. - Rignt
Mrs. Helen I. TomlinsonHcQ president of the Jackson club.
System of Shorthand
t-m ti a j t MntM Tliot SliuiM TT5o4iltr las
muiiein- riaii nuaitu w ui5uo66 . . wMwW r 1
v . .
Knrim i in iiovffmmenai
Washington, March 3. (I. N. S.-
One of. the longest steps forward in
oriental development reported in many
months is the announcement that
Wong Po Young of Hongkong has in
vented a system of shorthand writing
for the Chinese language; which has
Just been reported to the department
of commerce by Consul Generai.George
K. Anderson at Hongkong.
The Chinese language has long been
regarded by students as one of th
most difficult languages to master
and the idea or adapting it to a short
band form has practically been given
up. Several years ago the Chinese
government sent a special commission
to Europe to make an effort to devise.
through- study of occidental systems.
some simpnriea metnoa ox writing
Chinese, but this commission found
the task too difficult. Private enter
prise in China has in the past "at
tempted the work, but nothing useful
had come of it.
Speed 140 Words a lXl&ute.
Wong Po Young's shorthand sys
tem 13 reported to be highly success
ful. He has attained a speed of 140
words per minute in writing his sys
tem, while one of his pupils has at
tained a speed of 90 words per minute.
Several other .pupils can write 70
words per minute.
This is a great Improvement on the
old methods of writing Chinese. - Up
to this time no system Las ever been
devised by which the writer could
keep up with' a speaker. . -
Chinese reporters have for some
PoundTfoolish in Fire
Electric Iron Xeff With Current On
Causes Fire; Penny Used to "Replace
Puss Mad "Fire Worse.
The family of F. L. Karth, 600 "East
Fifty-second street north, left home
early Saturday morning, leaving an
electric "Iron with the current turned
on. The Iron had been placed on
In the afternoon neighbors saw
smoke pouring from the Karth resi
dence and turned In a fire alarm.
Firemen reached the house in -time to
stop the fire in the basement and the
shaft of the woodllft The kitchen
got badly scorched and thd electric
iron was nearly unrecognizable.
Results would probably not have
been so serious, according to Captain
"""J. "ra.nstov.apiain -
" r"7ril; , Tr r lJ, tr !
-n .ucVs.Uu, . j,, mU n
Deen used as aruse totake the place :
of a regular electric ruse. He says
beer1frelT0swCtJht0 U8e ' "Ct0r3 thi "aVssoUUon Vni
P, Tl .v. 1 , a?d. ir:Walal5.,e metlnf. ted that in all
penny inserted to make the electrical probability It would be necessary to
N. E. A. Circiilar Is
Three hundred thousand copies of
a new folder descriptive of Portland
and the adjacent scenlo territory have
Just been issued by the executive- com.
mlttee In charge of th National Edu
cation association f convention "which
meets here In July. It is proposed to
distribute them throughout the coun
try and get them into th hands ef as
many teachers as possible through all
the various agencies. The railroads
have Just announced a round trip rate
ot joi.dv to jrorciana rrora unicago and
Mississippi river points and $65 from
the Missouri river. Correspondingly
low rates are expected from the At
lantic states, but the trunk .lines have
not announced what their concession
will be. . .
C.G.Presby Fully Is
Exonerated by Jury
Clinton O. Presby. a former employe
ot the Portland Railway, Light A
Power company,- has been exonerated
by tb grand Jury of charges of se
duction preferred against him by a
young woman, his former fiance. Pres
by wag "arrested several weeks ago on
complaint Of the girl but established
his innocence ot the crime charged to
the satisfaction of the grand Jury. He
Is 22 years old. A report circulated
at th time of his arrest that his
mother had ordered him to leave home
because of . the girl's' charges Is denied,
and no tacts hay .been found to sub
stantiate it. i
Nolan Trial Is Set
Fop Monday, May 14
fi. . .v- i r-....
San Francisco, March 8. (P. N. S.)
Superior Judge Franklin A. Griffin to
day set May 14 as th date for the
trial of Edward D. Nolan upon charges
of murder in connection with the pre.
paredness parade bomb explosion.
Devised for the !
by Wong f q Youjig
- - I
ana dumuess ritcica.
ye,ars used a simplified system known
as ioe iso c-uue or grssy-najiu.7 i
tem. This svstem Is based on elltnlna-
tlon of many of the hetroglyphies and I
thereforo.lt Is unreliable ana at? best i
much slower than human speech. i I
Wong Po Young has reached the
perfection of his system, the gpvern-
o v .tcAni th
id" i,nr'whTnT rTm7nte
worked. He has entirely discarded
Chinese characters. Bey. David Jones
of San Francisco, whu spent mwy
years In the orient. worEed on a sys
tem, but his did not approach the
system of Wong Po Young. The let
ter's system is based on a classifi
cation of 22 initial sounds and 33
final sounds in the Chinese language.
These basic sounds are sufficient to
build the system upon, the inventor
Macb Heeded Improvement.
The new system Is adapted some-
what from such occidental' systems of I
enonnana writing as tne wnuuc, i
but on account of the singularity ot
the Chinese language, it necessarily
has wide differences.' The Inventor
says-that he expects to improve the
system by simplifying it and by mak
ing it cover a wider range.
Saould the new system meet all re
quirements, as present indications are
Qulrements as Present indlcaUons are
ftS" VI LhJt U
" I I
ot commerce and Industry, schools and
other branches, will find a simplified
system of writing Invaluable,
. Enter Association
Town la Gateway tot Touritts Coming
by Way of California; Burean of In
formation May Be Maintained.
Ashland, Or., March 3.-The organ
lzation of th. first unit outside of
Portland of the. new Oregon State
Motor association- was started at a
meeting held at the city h'l he'e
Thursday evening which was attended
by a representative gathering of. prop-1
erty owners and automobilists, , I
Prellmlnary organization Is being I
supplemented by personal work among
the car owners and other Interested
citizens, by State Organizer J. W.
Morris, and a meeting for the election
or omcers will be Held in the near I
luiure. . I
The work of organizing the motorists I
oC th- state was begun here because
Ashland is the gateway to the north-
west for tourists comln hv wav nf
California as most of them will Phil
Metschan of Portland nna r di.
- w i
j"-t cm iniurmauon siaiion at Ash-
California could sret th man inr
fkv... 41.. . . .1 ! i . 0 1
"u wuij cuiiuiuon or rnan, nnnrf.
which will be compiled by the assoca-
Ashland motorists are taking a
strong unit i prpmlaed for this city,
in ia wore ana a I
YVQUid TJse Streets
Caanffenra' Union Win Propose SSeaa.
nr to B Toted on at the city JEJeo
v tion la fun. x
The Chauffeurs' union, the local or
ganisation of Jitney drivers, will sub
mit a measure to the people to "be
voted on at the city election in June,
providing for Jitneys using the streets
without being required to accept fran
Tentative drafts of the proposed
measure have already made their ap
pearance, and final drafts are to-be
ready within a Tew days for' signa
tures. Members 'of the union expect
JhePitiJve!ea8Ure 0n the ballot
- Th measure, according to the ten
tative drafts, would hot change the
charter provisions relative to fran
chises for public utility conceraa plae-
ItJLS5 ' .Wlrf and other Permanent
structures in th streets, but would
.uiouioouei to operate in pas
enger service without being required
4Eose Festival Board
4'.-.( , . . - - - J
J. E. Werleln, president of th Rosa
.uxjiiry, . nas appointed .a
committee of nine, to make a list, of 24
names, out of which 12 will be elected
uireciors or the Rose Festival by mem
oers or me auxiliary. March 16. - The
committee will met next Monday 'at
7:3d p. m. in the green room ; of the
Oregon buUding. They are Frank E.
bmitn, chairman; K. J. Jaeger, -C. F.
nerr, airs. G. ' F. ' Frankel, Mrs. C. B.
Simmons, L U. Lepper, Ferdinand H
Reed, TV. P. Strandborg and a P,' IJow-
Portland will celebrate the oocasion
of the inauguration of Wood row Wilson
as president of the United States for a 1
second time at a meeting to be held In
the Central library at 8 o'clock Monday
night under the direction of the Jackson
club and the women's Democratic
club. r . .
Coincident with the Inaugural cere
monies in Washington will come this I
Portland celebration, in which promi
nent citizens will take part. The Rev.
Joshua Stansfield, pastor of the First
Methoglst Episcopal church; George I.
Baker, city commissioner; Colonel C E.
S. Wood; Colonel p. U. Gantenbein, cir
cuit Judge; and Lieutenant-Commander
George F. Blair, Q. N. M., win bo the
speakers. .- - i
Joint Presiding Officers.
Miss Leona Larrabee. president of
the Women's Democratic dub, and Dr.
E3of T. Hedlund. president of . the
Jackson club, will share the honors
presiding orncer or tne meeting.
will al?o f serve on a reception
rainuiiues ur iu uvtamun, aim.
. - it i ir...
Democratic club, and Mrs.
-Helen I. "Tomlinson, vice 'president of
Miss Lilian Hackleman apd Mrs.
Herbert Augur have a musical pro-
gram in ioeir cnarge, wua ns ajr
ceieoration win BiOpeneaoy
by tb Sons of Spanish War veter-
drum corps, under the direction
of B. F. Donahue, scoutmaster.
The meeting will be open to the
fub " p,aJ inVl28 t1.at
tend are extended to the Daughters
Of the American Revolution, th6
Daughters ot the Confederacy, G.
R. and Spanish War veterans. '
Aim Is to Roplat
Hudson s Addition
In an endeavor to overcome- the ob-
w t.n nm.n,
t .,. -...in mti iuinn
Meadow Park. Fairvlew addition, a
Dortlon of the town of Wayne and
portion of Quinn's addition, a dlstriet
east of Irvlngton, the city . council
IS to hold a special hearing of prop
erty owners at 3 o clock Tuesday aft
crnoonl ' ' ' '
The present district has been called
-crfr Quilt.- owlng:to the lack f
uniformity l street and property Hues. I
The streets are inaccessible to ad ja-I
cent streets. ; For more than a year
the city, through Us street extension
I." ;:r-rjrrrTr,v;: :;r ;ri
district and give all the additions the
single name of Waynewood," but at
th last moment the proceedings were
blocked by one of two property own
Oregon Camera Club
Is to -Have Lectures
The first of .a series of lectures and
demonstrations, comprising the photo
graphic instruction course recently in
augurated by the Oregon Camera club.
will be held In the club rooms on the
fifth floor of the Elks buildlnp, Tues-
day evening. The feature of the even
I lng will be a treatise pn soft focus
hens work,, given &y A. P. Milne jf
Portland, who Is th inventor and roan-
ufacturer of the Milne soft focus lens.
Mr. Milne will tlv actual demonstrb.-
tmna on MDoanra. development and
Other photographic manipulations used
in connection wiin son socus tens
work. The Camera club feels quite
fortunate In beine abls to hav.
Utructlon in this line fcv'one wJia ran'
m.i. tn m--
graphic In? tV ha. 'rnade
practically a life study of photographic
optics, chemistry and manipulation
vaw, vviutki u, a iiMymaMVUI
used in th art.
PIDN-T SCARE HIM
FriTate Walter J. Jones, Battery A, J
On of th young soldiers of Ore-
gon who served In Battery A. Field
Artillery, is waiter j. Jones. He was
. j ..... . A v. a ,,
one night when the, Mexican facUona
In Calcxico began one or those lively 1
wuiruuautw - vucj w4- . v uw , WOfJ I
Vt. wtUAa Via is- ' A1l a katila .1
of tho Mexican bullets went' through
his hat, and another grased' him. but I
th sentry kept evenly .on bis beat un-
til . the order to report was riven I
Vminr James insists that' an v ot th I
boys would have done the same, and I
that there was nothing to Justify his I
Photograph being taken, but The I
Journal phbtographer caught; him Just
as he came with his comrades Into
th Axmory the day he was mustered
out. j ' .v -
..i'!"iiiiM iimr in .. j
, ; o' , i ,xt tUr tit
,l -U-o -i ' J
United States Senator 0'Gormai
who retires from public life this
Washington, March 3. (U. P.)
United States Senator O'Gormaft of
New Tork, will close his public career
when the senate adjourns Monday
"I have completed an uninterrupted
public service of 24 years," said the
senator today, 18 years as Judge and
six years as senator; and I must now
give attention to my private affairs." ,
Cheered by Crowd
Miss Jeanette Kanrln Hakes Strong
Plea In Ww Tork for Social Democ
racy. New Tork. March 2. -U. P.)-JThree
thousand New Yorker stamped.
cheered and w,ved th'elP approval of a
1,? 7 Y'ii
chiffon apd almost a embarrassea as
a high school girl in a graduating
-. .... v.n Gk. .-. -rt u
Jeanette Rankin, congressman from
Montana, and the speech was her first
to a New York audience.
But there was no wnit chirron
about Miss Rankin' opinions. She
led off by sounding the keynote of
her campaign. "Let the people know,?
and the crowd liked it. She went on
to plead for "political, business and
social democracy," and th crowd liked
"Woman suffrage is coming." she
said, "in spite ot th Democratic
Mis Rankin Is a Republican.
She was proud ' of her party and
said so; and of her Sex, and said so;
and of her victory, and said so: and
the crowd cheered her every time. It
cheered her when she expounded In
clear, forceful style her convictions
concerning the questions of th day.
"Women are entitled to the right to
say wnetner tneur men snail go 10
r o tt i m j A-
ui nara xreaimenTi
Declaration Mad That Treses ana
English Plao Prisoners Clos Be
hind Fighting Tronts.
Berlin, March 3. (I. N. S.) (Via
Sayvllle Wireless.) Declaring tha
France has failed to heed Germany's
protests against the ill treatment of
German prisoners. War Minister voq
Stein announced to the reicnstag tor
day that Germany will take counter
measures against Frencn prisoners ac
Thousands Of German prisoners, tb
war minister charged, are compelled
to work clos behind the French front
under the tire of German artillery. "It
they seek, cover from the fire, they are
driven - back by French officers, he
asserted. " ' ' . '
Generally speaking, the English treat
their prisoners better, he said, -and in
many cases hav redressed grievances.
But on -th other hand, the English,
too, often ' employ prisoners clos be
hind the front, and compel others to
work excessively In French ports, he
alleged. Consequently, Germany will
take counter measures against English
. Block the Farmers
Bismarck. N. D March 3. CU. P.)
Without obtaining the" . strictly
farmer legislation it set out to se
cure, the farmer legislature adjourned
today fine die. Tne nouse was con-;
trolled absolutely- bv the farmers non-
partisan league, but hold-over senators
blocked tneir proposea siaie owneo
terminal elevators, packing plants and
otne.r ."l!!?; 'itCJ l
CUB U viiuvi vw ii tuci
was agreed on.
Th south uaaota icgisiaiur at
f Wfbe4 fa unimportant
. - n m
Maryrvllle, CaU March (P.
IN. s.l -Aiannea oy is utreaxanea out-
break of another tong , war in San
Francisco and San Jose, Chines are
flocking Into Mnrysvtu and seek! ig
protection- jrom in ic-caj uuey aigs,
according to Sheriff .Charles J. Wc-
Coy. . Each train Is bringing refugees.
Spain contains mora than 11,600,000
laaras ot unprooucuvt land.
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