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THE ? OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL, PORT LAND; SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 1917.
M.UIN IS LIKELY
A TRAGEDY AT SEA--SI N KING OF THE LIN ER SONTAY
Mrs, Frances Erickson, Who
- Has Just Returned From
Old Country, Tells Story.
POOR PEOPLE STARVING
rood So Scare and Trice Bo Hljfc. It
Xs Hext to Impossible to Satisfy
"There is apt to be a revolution In
Sweden this winter on account of
ftfod conditions." says Mrs. Frances
Erickson of 628 East Clay street, who
returned to Portland on June from
a stay In Sweden of nine months "The
poor people there are starving. They
cat ail their food by meana of tlcketa,
and they have to live on very short
supplies. Conditions are becoming so
bad that when they go Into a store
without a ticket, they simply lay their
money on the counter, snatch what
they can and run away. I think that
Sweden la next to Germany In scarcity
"X spent last winter t Dalarne at
my old home, which Is In the country'
"We couldn't afford to eat white bread
because the price was so high, and for
a long time we made two meals a
day out of barley ground up and
baked with aalt water and a little milk.
We couldn't get any meat but salt
pork and bologna sausage. The farm
rs all raised pigs Just to kill in win
ter. The feed was too high to keep
cattle, "so they were about all
Slaughtered. A sack of oats cost 30
crown three and a half crowns are
, equal to a dollar, and a dollar is worth
much more there than it la here so
people couldn't afford to keep horses
Tickets Are Used.
"The government controls every
thing by means of tickets. The farm
ers are all required to register exactly
the amount of food they have on hand,
and then it has to last them a certain
length or time, uorree, sugar, bread
rice, flour, grain, peas and vegetables
can't be bought without cards.
Bo far the people have been rais
ing enough food for themselves, but
tne trouble Is with the contracts
which they had to sell food to Ger
many and Russia, which they have to
keep. If It wasn't for these they
wouldn't be so hard up, but as it is,
If any one raises any more than Is
needed for one's own use, the gov
ernment takes It. People now can't
afford to raise any more than they
have to have, because the prices of
seeds have gone up so much, and
when it is raised
takes It at whatever price it wants
"It costs eight crowns a day now
to keep any ordinary family supplied
With food, and that Is good pay for
a. man there. But clothing, too, nas
gone up. Wool can hardly be bought.
My little boy, Clarence, was with me,
and he had to have wool stockings,
though they cost a dollar a pair. The
men iriTne timber "camp hav been
making good money this year, but
they can hardly live on their wages.
Hone reared Submarines
"There were 1200 Americans comln
back when I did, and there wasn t anv
of thelff" who," were afraid to chance
the submarines, for every one was so
anxious to get back to -America, it
twe had .got torpedoed it would only
'havo been a little bit more trouble.
Just a swim ashore, which would
have been as pleasant as staying there
and starving. I tell you l m never
going back. America's the land for
"We didn't see any submarines,
though. We had to change our course
Oft' account of the blockade, and land
at Halifax for inspection by the Brit
ish authorities. We left Sweden, com
ing through Norway and taking the
'Bergensford' at Bergen, and we had
a nice trip coming over. The only
real sign of, war we saw were the
British battleships at Halifax. My,
but we were glad to get there."
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AS THAT OF BELGIUM
Ever Since. First Year of War
It Has Been Held Down
Like Conquered Nation,
PEOPLE LIBERTY LOVING
cannot b destroyed, and shculj not be
seia ia tutelage, wnea the war ends,
there should b aa independent repub
Uo ct Bohemia,
Mrs. Jessie 0. Peel
Goes to Last Best
Tyranny Kbs Baaa mealsted is Xrery '
War roaalble Desert to Uasslaaa 1
Sathev Tsam ttgat for Oarmaaa,
The French cteamsMp Sontay, en route to Salonikl from Marseilles, was sunk In the Mediterranean April 10. The ship sank rapidly in
a heavy sea, but the rapidity with which the small boats were launched was the means of saving all bat 45 lives.
MAX H. HOUSER
(Continued From Psa One)
llcatlon a list of all persons In the
city who have subscribed more than
$2600 to the Liberty, loan, and this Is
expected greatly to stimulate the cam
paign. tl.577,850 Outside Portland
The state total also made a favor
able advance Saturday, the aggregate
of amounts reported being $111,900
Aggregate subscriptions for the stat
outside of Portland are now $1,577,250
This leaves Portland a total of
$1,449,666 to raise In the next five days
between now and Friday in order to
reach the total apportionment of
$8,000,000. For the state a total of
more than $3,000,000 remains to be
raised. Portland will have to sub
orlbe at a rate of $488,980 every day
of this week; in order to be successful.
Store Employes Subscribe
Julius lb Meier, general manager of
Meier & Frank's store, said Saturday
that the store 'had subscribed $50,00 J
and that Mrs. Slgmund Frank had sub
scribed another $50,000. Individual
employes have subscribed $12,500, the
tore cooperative association has sub
acribed $1700 and other members of
Mr. Frank's family have made pro
portionate subscriptions. The total
amounts to over $120,000.
C. S. Jackson, publisher of The Jonr
naf, telegraphed to Portlaud Saturday
, from Baltimore, where ho underwent
an operation at Johns Hopkins hog
pltal two weeks ago, directing that a
subscription of $24,000 in behalf cf
members of his family and himself te
made at once,
Thotuvaad Hear Br. Boyd.
Of this amount Mr. Jackson sub
scribed $10,000 for himself, $5009 for
Mrs. Jackson, $6000 for F. C. Jackson
and $4000 for P. U Jackson. He also
treated that a partial payment plan
tor. employes of The Journal to suh-
, aorlbe to the bonds be started.
Nearly a thousand people gathered
at the Hippodrome theatre at noon
Saturday to attend the Liberty loan
pubilo meeting. . Great enthusiasm was
manifested over the address by Itcv.
i John H, Boyd, who eloquently appealed
; lor Immediate action in subscribing
towards the war loan. The ' speaker
viviaiy paintea tne results that might
f follow If the allies arenot, supported
wus juncture oy tu wnltcd fetates,
r Sand Plays la wettest. -
v CL A. Miller, federal -h.-v
. rsprssantatlVfL told at the. hanrf.
s ht3T toPeatsaeat yatav Tha Ah
quartet and Frank D. Hennessy fur
nished a musical program and the
Third Oregon band played on the
etroets before the meeting and at the
theatre. W. M. Ladd presided.
The way other cities of the Pacific
coast are viewing the rather desultory
mannar in which Portland meets the
lliuuii, o.mi i
the government Liberty bona issue is luusiraiea m a
letter receivea at camjia.is ueauquoi
ters Saturday afternoon from the Pa
cific coast campaign committee at San
The letter, in part, says:
"From the evidence ws have, .Port
land is less Inclined to recognise her
responsibilities than any other big city
on the Pacific coast. This Information
will all go down as a matter of record
when the aggregate subscriptions are
turned In June 15. We have Informa
tion to the effect that these subscrip
tions iil be made public after that
umc mat iun u& uuuvi -
clflo coast cities will be compiled. This
roll of honor will probably ahow the
total amount of bonds which each city
should 'have subscribed and likewise
the amount that it actually did take.
If Portland stands way down the list.
It will rather make her the object of
a certain, amount of contempt through
out the entire United States.
"Not only do we intend to make an
honor roll amongst the cities, but an
honor roll of Individuals In various
cities will also be compiled, so that
those people in each city who should
have subscribed liberally, and who
failed to recognize their duty In this
matter, will be held up to the scorn of
the entire community."
BUT Drive Will Continue
The big. drive among worklngmen
will be continued through '-his week !
until the campaign close Friday. I
Probably the largest meeting of all
will be at the Union stockyards In
North Portland Tuesday noon, when
over looo men win oe aaaressea by H.
R. Blauvelt and several other Break
ers. A meeting is scheduled for Wed
nesday at the Helser & Undine machine
shops and the Independent foundry.
Both concerns employ 690 men. Em
ployes ct liers will hold a Liberty
bond meeting at 6:30 Monday evening.
Thirty boys of the T. M. C. A. worked
hard all day Saturday distributing
lithographs 'and posters through the
business district and their work will
bo supplemented this week when aU
the Boy Scouts in town begin distrib
uting 30,000 Liberty loan emblems
through the residence sections. These
boys will also be equipped with bon4
Pendleton Is the premier city of the
state as far as loan subscriptions are
concerned. The city's apportionment
was $475,000. Over two weeks ago
Pendlton subscribed $400,000, and now
a can ror i7fi,uuv more or the bonds
has been closed. The city has over
subscribed its quota, reports received
from Pendleton today indicate.
L Allen Lewis of Allen & Lewis In
formed th Liberty loan campaign
committee today that the company's
subscription of $25,000, recently an
nounced, Would be doubled to $50,000.
The added subscription will be made
firemen Invited to Subscribe
Mr. Lewis' mentioned the fact that
Portland was so far behind in the mat
ter of subscribing to the bond Issue
and said ha felt the necessity of
doubling his subscription. Other sub-
scriDers who are aoie to, snouia do
the same thing, Mr. Lewis declared.
Beginning Monday morning at 10
o'clock. City Commissioner Blgelow.
Fire Chief Dowell and IL B, Blauvelt
of the Oregon Life Insurance company.
will begin canvassing tns engine
houses of the city, and every fire
man will be personally interviewed.
Xhere are over 400- of these men, and
it is felt that at least 118,000 should
b subscribed among them.
David M. Dunne addressed a meet
lng of worklngmen at the Columbia
Steel company Friday afternoon and
the men afterwards subscribed $3200.
Additional subscriptions of $1000 were
promised. A. w. Clark, manager, an
nounced that a partial payment plan
had been put in effect with the em
ployes. Nathan Strauss, chairman of the
Wholesale and retail merchants com
mittee, announced that actual sub
scriptions of $131,000 'had been se
cured by ; his organisation. . -i ; ;
Pledges aggregating $90,000 more
have been made, and Mr. Strauss -said
he was confident that the 'committee
would, secure $250,000 before the Hats
British Officer Tells of Hor
rors Experienced by Ger
London. June 9. The life of a sub
marine sailor is one of nerve shatter
ing, mind wracking agony. A British
naval officer, writing In a newspaper
here, gives a graphic account of the
horrors endured by the German under
sea sailors, summing up with a few
tragic words 'the end of a "U"-boat
whbch had become entangled In the
netting under a mine field.
The account follows:
"We hear a great deal of the suc
cess of the German submarine. Its
failures are cloaked in an Impenetra
ble secrecy. It requires an effort to
visualize all the sweating agony of others.
any moment, across the North Sea to
certain perturbed waters tossing In
the north that are the only possible
outlet, and every inch of those waters
Is patrolled by British vessels de
stroyers, motor launches, trawlers,
and the like, all carrying guns, all
carrying every device known to man
that will kill the submarine.
"Worse remains behind. A smudge
of smoke on the horizon, and down
the submarine goes Into darkness.
The thudding of the Diesel engines is
replaced by the soft purr of the elec
tric motors. Then across the silence
there brakes a soft, slow, grinding
noLse. The commanding officer looks
at his coxswain by his side. In the
thoughts of both is the one idea.
Trawlers' and trawlers carry . grap
pling hooks that will pierce the thin
BKin of a submarine in a score or
places as they are towed along at a
Place Vot Stealthy
Then the note of the trawler's pro
pellers Is mixed with a aharper, clear
er, faster whirr. Destroyers! The
U-boat Is In an unhealthy corner.
"The commander dives lower and
swerves toward the coast. There la
only one thing to do to rest many
zathoms down on the sandy bottom
till it Is dark.
"That lav what happens under the
happiest circumstances. There are
There may be no sandy bed
Kancher Buys S&000
Bond for Each Child
Petalume, Cal.. June 8. (P. N. S.)
Charles Hunt, rancher of Two Rocks,
today purchased at the Sonoma County
National bank $6000 worth of Liberty
bands for his children, giving each a
$1000 bond. The children who received
the bond are: Marvin L. Hunt, who
is with the Q. P. McNear company;
Clyde Hunt, Mrs. J. O. Da Bose of
Santa Rosa, Cecil Hunt. Miss Lena
Hunt and Miss Hester Hunt.
Br V. Cladek
Much, though net a "word too much,
has been -said of the sufferings of
Belgium, Poland and Serbia; brave,
unfortunate peoples bludgeons by the
war makers of Berlin. But there Is
another heroic state whose martyrdom,
as cruel as these, has passed almost
By this term is meant the Czecho
slovak nation. Including Bohemia prop
er. Moravia and a slice of northwestern
Hungary. This nation numbers nesrly
10.000.000 members, has a rich and
ancient culture, a stirring history and
an unbreakable love of llbe-ty.
It has resisted all the efforts of the
i rulnd Slavic ct&tA friendlv te
France and England as tho liberal
powers of Europe and to Russia as
the protector of Slavic pecple.
Country Zs Oppressed
For this, vn before the war, it was
held down like a newly conquered and
hostile province, and slnco the war
broke, Bohemian sufferings have been
By the nd of the first year of the
: conflict, two thirds of the Csech publl
; cations had been suppressed, and many
of the editors Imprisoned or executed.
No musician Is allowed to play the
works of the great Bohemian com
poser, Smetana, and no Csech is al
lowed to circulate or read the .writ
lngs of Tolstoi and Emerson
I The athletic societies have been dis
I banded, Germans Rave been put in
charge of the police administration of
Bohemian cities, the national language
la forbidden on tho railways and may
not even be used in sending WUgrams
These measures are enforced with sav-1
age severity; according to a semi-official
paper of Vienna, up te December,
1915. there had been 1045 civil execu
tions in Bohemia and Moravia alone.
Tyranny Zs Beslsted.
The Bohemians have resisted this
tyranny in every way they could.
Forced by their tyrants into a war
against their friends, they have de
serted at every opportunity. The
Twenty-eighth regiment went ever to
the Russians in a body, and is now
fighting gallantly on the Russian side.
The Eighth. Thirtieth. Eighty-eighth
and One Hundred and Second regi
ments have made the same move in a
little less unanimous fashion. Thou
sands of recalcitrant Bohemian soldiers
have teen executed, and wholesale con
fiscations have been levied against the
families ef those who have been taken
prisoners: yet the desertions go on.
A people so devoted anl resourceful
Tenosfany at Xs
Sataraay Afteraecm. rmneral "Win
Xe SCeld Xoaaay at Malsya Chapel
Mrs.' Jessie Cameron Peel, a resident
of Portland for IT years, passed away
peacefully Saturday afternoon at her
hems,' $01 East Sixteenth street. Mrs.
Peel Was It years ef age. Four sons
are residents of this city, Allan C Peel,
treasurer ef the Glass A Prudhorame
company; George A., Gordon A. and
Marcus A. PesL Two other sons re
side in the easL Arthur Peel la Cleve
land. Ohio, and Norman Peel in New
Tork. The latter is now in Portland.
having come west on account of his
mother's falling health. Mra. Feel la
survived also by three daughters, Mrs.
R. Lewthwalts ef Oregon City. Mra
R, W. Osbora and Miss Mate Peel
of this elty4 The funeral will be held
at Finley's, Monday afternoon at 4
Newspapers of : City
are ittveii xnanKs
... f . ' ; :
At the final meeting Friday ef the
general Memorial day committee from -
O. A. R, pests, U. S. W. V, camp sad ;
Bens ef Veterans, wlta women s Re
lief corps. Ladles ef the Grand Arm
of the Republlo and the Ladies' auxilU
ofy of the XL S. W. v resolutions-ef
thanks werjr adopted in favor of Port
land newspapers, for the publicity'
given to events of Memorial day; la
favor ef the contributors ef flowers
and services and of those who lent
automobiles to the committee , 1 - .
Sixth Church Will
The newly organised Sixth, Church
of Christ. Scientist, announces services ,i
beginning today at 11 a. m. and p. .
ro.. Wednesday at S p. m., Sunday -school
at 11 a. m. and 11:1$ p. W in
the assembly hall Of the Per Hand
hotel. Morrison street entrance.. An .
additional church service will be held
this afternoon at S o'clock. '
5:30 to 8 Afttife
Every Weekday Evening -
Dancing 6 :15 to 8 :15.
Table d'Hote Dinner $1
or a la Carte
5 :30 to 8.
Mr. and Mr: Ceo, Edwin
Love assist at the dinner j
dance, introducing the new s
in main dining room.
Noon Luncheon 50c
. in dining room grill,
Richard W. Child, Mir,
fear, all the minutes that are cen-1 only treacherous rocks, with a lumpy
turles in passing when deathly dls-1 sea running that means banging and
aster Is half a fathom away, all the battering the frail hull till It leaks.
nerve racking Intensity of mental con- I Then the U-boat must crawl on under
centratlon that never eases while the water hour after hour while those
submarine is at sea. Perhaps only the I telltale propellers throb on the sur
man with submarine experience can 1 face. The engineer begins . to look
even guess at the price of such war- I serious. Electric storage, batteries will
fare. I only run a few hours. There U ner-
"The Germans pay . for whatever I haps enough power to keep her going
successes they have. X offer them no I another couple of hours
sympathy on that score. It la a dirty "There is a sudden moment of annl
game, anyway, but it takes full grown hllatlon in the submarine. .Every one
men to play it.
Worse Remains Behind
Have you ever thought what it
means for a German submarine to
get out into the Atlantic? It has to
dodge mines in the Bight of Heligo
land. It has to crawl In a half-submerged
condition, ready to plunge at'
PIONEER HAD LIVED IN
THIS STATE 65 YEARS
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James M. IUckey
Is struck unconscious for 10 seconds
while the boat shakes and trembles.
Each wakes to find himself flung
headlong Into a corner. The bows sud
denly swoop downwards, though the
diving rudder is set upward; the stern
cocks up to an incredible angle. A
trap, A mined net, probably, or some
new contrivance . . . that Is the
ever-haunting fear something new,
something from which there is no
known "method of escape, some peril
that has nbt been faced before.
"There is a silence of the tomb in
the steel hull. No one epeaks. Then
few oily patches on the surface
of the sea, a few bubbles that burst
and are gone. That Is all the slayers
see. Later a Query mark is put against
one more report In the anti-submarine
Aged Horse Will Be
Feature of Festival
A feature of the coming Rose Fes
tival parades will be Prince, the aged
horse whose sturdiness has elicited
the admiration from throngs at prevl
ous resuvaia. prince was corn in
Kansas in 1888, and ever since he was
broken In he has worked continuously.
despite the fact that be Is blind in one
eye, due to accident when he was but
2 years old.
At present he draws the Salvation
Army wagon and makes the East Side
stables his habitat. He was originally
owned by J. W. Dowty, owner of the
Oak Grove stock farm, at Barton, Or.
Veterinarians, not knowing his age,
have estimated it at about IS years.
Fatal to Engineer
- - - w-AS . sa t af ft
James VL Rickey, who died at Ws JSfl,? JSEZ"'
home, 4231 Iftynsixth street avenue T " XZ"7JZ? X " V.vr.
..n?c .C. k i-r. t,k,,. tt- action of. the ooronefs Jury before
VJTir 7y;T making arrests) in the ease ef WUnam
nlalna In 18SS. Most of hla sarlv llf I N1.fOIV Erie engineer nho died
was spent In and about Salem and
Marlon county. He is survived by a
wife, Mrs,' Joseph one Rickey, and four
chUdren. air of Portland' They a e
Barton . W...- Joseph C- Edward L.
Rickey and Mrs. Ethel L. . ChurchUU
Funeral services Were held at the Mil
ler St Tracey- chapel Friday afternoon
and the' body forwarded- to Salem, for ,
While he was being initiated into the
Brotherhood of Railway Employes. He
was not submitted to a medical ex
amination before joining the order .and
was ordered Id put on a pair ef cop
pef soled shoes through which a cur
rent was "turned on4 "When he began
to step high,' he fainted and died in
an anteroom before medical aid could
toe sAimmoned.- , . , , , " ;
I Special Announcement! Sr
Meat Cutters and Retail Grocers' Association and close our store on Wednesdays at
1 P. M., during July and August, instead of Thursdays as has been our custom the
past four years. Would it not be well to extend this arrangement to all commercial
establishments during these hot months?
at 8:30 A. M.
at 9 A.M.
The Most in Value The Best in Quality
at 5:30 P. M.
at 6. P. M.
Our Corset Department
shows all of the latest sea
sonable designs and in
such an excellent variety
of models that shopping
with us becomes an actual
For excellence of style,
accuracy of fit, genuine com
fort and lasting service, we
know of no better corsets
than the Henderson at the
moderate prices we ask.
A visit to our Corset De
partment will amply repay
you if you are interested in
this season's new styles.
From $1.25 to
Here Is the News of an Underpriced Purchase and
Sale of Silks, 98c Yd.
For well-known Trademarked Silks in 36 to 40-inch widths
The season's most fashionable we'aves in popular plain
colors Also a full showing of neat and attractive patterns
including the new ''Sports" effects.
This sale, com'mg now, beore we have had say summer weathef, really
at the very epenias of the summer seeson, is the greeteet opportunity
ever offered to purchase the latest, the most sought after silk creation
below their real worthen opportunity we believe yew will sol let pass.
Come Select From;
40 Inch 5ftk and Wool Poplins In creifn, bUck,
browns, reds, blues.
36 Inch Black Measalme and Taffeta Saks Perfect
in weave and of rich, lustrous finish.
36 Inch Sak PepUns In all wanted plain colors, etcJ
etc., but words of description seem to tarns and
unsamiacTory you wiu want to set uess suu lor
Sale Starts Promptly at 0 A, M.
36 Inch Tsuaah Silks fn Sports patterns.
34 Inch Shantung Pongee Silk in sports patterns.
36 In. 'Messaline and Taffeta Suks in evening shades.
36 Inch Sell Colored Satin in light colorings.
a - a . o.
Undervalued Shoe Offerings for Carnival Week
Women 's Pumps and Shoes
on Sale at $2.19 Pair
r Patent, Cunmetal and White Pumps in styles with low or high heels,
strap or plain mode is in an sizes also tact uxioras ana vici &id comfort
snoes wiin elastic iiae, paicni up ana rucoer necix.
Children's Psunns, sises (?" FA ChOdren's Pumps, sixes
8H to 11, at V--t 11 H to 2 at
Barefoot Sandals at: 99c Pair .
Children's Barefoot Sandals in foot form styles with two straps they
com with Goodyear stitched sole and In all sizes from 5 to i.
Carnival Week Specials in
Sheets and Pillow Slips
Afl opportune time to replenish
your Summer Bedding needs st
PttW- Slips, 41 by .3 6 - Ol .
Inches, at, each ...... AJ
Pillow SUne. 42
inches, at, each..
Pillow Slips, 45 by -'36 -f At
taches, at,- eacnr. :...;.. ; XaU
Bed Sheets, 72 by 90 In.
av saca .
Be4 Sheets, tl by 90 in',
at, each ..............
Bed Sheets, tt by 90 In.
at, each ..............
Fine-White. Cambric, ,36
inch width, st, yard. .V. .
A Sale of ;
pedal purchase of
rnt ana osra
new Kovl t-r Blbbona He
warp prints, especially oesiraoie tor
hairs, fancy work, hair bows, eto
four lots te elect from as follows: . .
XeS t 0 Sale at Its TIL
XMt S On Sale at se T,
Xo s On Sale at Se Ta,
Isot 4 Om Sale at eoe Td.
A Splendid Lot of SecoSilk
Coats at $5J5 and 96 J5.
Every woman's wardrobe should In
clude one of these fashionable Bummer
Coats they are made of best Quality
Seeo Silk, and are shown ta modele
with lers-e eoUar--they eome U tan
color, finished with stripe oiler, belt
and cuffs wUl sis. It te 4a.
Women's Silk Poplin Sport
Skirts at ?4SS ; V,
ronr clever new models la Women's
ports Skirts- All slses tn a complete
assortment ef the newest and , best
shades hlah-srade sarmeeta at a very
low price. : ...... v..f -