The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 27, 1919, Page 7, Image 7

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    THE . OREGON DAILY vjOURNAt. PORTLAND; A THURSDAY. MARCH 27. 1919.
AMERICANS
FIND
FOOD APLENTY IN
GERMAN HOMES
People Insist They Are Through
With. Kaiser, but Plead With
Yanks Not to Molest Picture.
EAGER FOR WAR WITH U. S.
F. M. Leeston-Smith Returns
From France, Where He
Served With Tank Corps.
The people jof Lorraine io not wel
come the return of the province to
France, declare F. M. , Leeston-Smith,
vice president land manager of the Or
gon Motor Car company, who has just
returned to Portland after serving with
the tank corps! overseas.
This seeming paradox is explained
through Germany's ordering Out of the
country all French citizens in 1871 who
wished to retain their nationality, and
filling "up the; region with Prussians,
who have become prosperous - under
German industrial development of the
iron, coal and potash mines.
. At Thelonvillle, formerly Dedenhoffen,
where Mr, Leeston-Smith was billeted
for several weeks, the town was 'being
made over. German streets were being
renamed after allied generals, . the Ger
man names an the sign boards' often
shining through the one coat, of paint.
One insignificant little street was named
after Pershingj.
Plenty of Food la Sight
When the American tankers . parked
In the commons of the toirn, they were
visited by scores' of German children
who had been I sent to being the soldiers
home with them. ' Each German family
took as many men into their homes as
they could accommodate. The soldiers
were treated I royally. Excellent beds
which were highly appreciated after
French billets, large quantities of
Rhenish wlne, a good breakfast of sau
sage, potatoes war bread and a coffee
made from corn, but superior to most
imitations these were the means by
which the Germans undertook to win
over the Americans.
They claimed to be through with .the
kaiser and yet when the Americans re
ts quested the use of the village fest hall
for their canteen, It was granted wltl
the . provision (that none of the statues
or pictures whatever should be de
stroyed. Within was a huge bust of
Wllhelm. large pictures of tie kaiser
and kaiser In and pictures of Von Hin
denburg and all the other Prussian gen-,
era's: I -
.v. Eager for War With Americans
'Many of the Americans, after being
royally entertained by the Germans be
came, talkative; and expressed their belief
that the United States made a mistake
tohave ever entered the war. Hut these
did not hear the chance remark of two
German officers who stood talking
among themselves one day and wishing
they-could have had a whack at Amer
ica alone. )
, While the - Germans expressed them
selves as thinking the Americans eehr
gut?they had; the greatest contempt for
the French even in Lorraine although
they were quick to 'change the signs over
their doors to "French malaon," when
they felt-their business would be af
fected. ' "
Although " military orders f orbade
Americana to eat at German restaurants
or to converse with German officers on
the streets, they were billeted in Ger
man homes and could talk to the Ger
mans up until midnight with no danger
of courtmartlal.
Beady io Lay Sown Arms
Two German soldiers with whom "'Mr.
Leeston-Smith talked said" that for the
last two Weeks of. the war the only fhlng
that kept them in the trenches was the
continual promise that the armistice was
o be signed, Germany hoping to obtain
as favorable terms as possible - through
holding off. More than 800,000 Germans
were ready to throw down their arms.
believing there was no hope pt winning
the war, and . that prolongation only
meant useless sacrifice of life. "':
Leeston-Smith landed in Liverpool Oc
tober 9, and,, after being whisked across
the English channel - one night In the
dark, and being transferred several
UmesQpe was sent to the tank base at
Langces. v i';. V; " F-f
Here the torn cats were whipped into
shapefpr the big drive which was to
have been pulled off in the Tool sector
toward Metiabotrt November 22. French
light tanks anTTBritish heavy tanks were
in use, but no American tanks.
' Germans Escape Bavagee ef War
After the war. Leeston-Smith was sent
with 350 other tankers into Germany
to obtain the 6000 trucks which were to be
given up. These trucks has steel tires,
the rubber supply having been exhausted,
and the combination of the tires and
the cobblestones over which they were
driven, produced such a shower of
sparks that it became exceedingly dan
gerous. Orders were issued forbidding
anyone to drive the trucks faster than
seven miles an nour.
Mr. Leeston-Smith said that while
evidences of the destructive air raids of
the Germans were ever apparent on the
road leading to Mets, the minute one
passed into German - territory every
thing was intact. j
Activities Are on Up
Grade, Says Banker
After Trip Up Coast
W. M. Hale, assistant cashier of the
Federal Reserve bank of San Francisco,
arrived this morning from Seattle and
passed the day with C. L. Lamping,
manager of " the Portland branch. Mr.
Hale is on a tour of inspection of busi
ness conditions in various sections of
the twelfth federal reserve district and
has visited Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Call
fornia and Washington.
Agricultural and industrial activities
are on the up-grade throughout the dis
trict, according to Mr. Hale. "Conditions
are as normal as we choose to believe
them." declared the banker. "Prices of
materials and labor are not apt to de
cline to any great extent for several
years. "
"The country is not on the verge of
disaster in any. sense," he said. "All
difficulties in this country and in Eu
rope ' and Asia are purely economic.
Production- and distribution of goods is
the cure for all social unrest existing
today. It's up to all of us to get busy
on our various jobs with faith in
future that Is bound to be bright"
Mr. Hale leaves tonight for San Fran
cisco, making stops - in southern Oregon
and northern California.
Oregon Members of
65th Artillery Wttl
Have Social Club
Oregon members of the old 65th artll
lery at a meeting in room 201 of the
courthouse Wednesday night appointed
a committee to draft a constitution and
by-laws for an organisation which will
hold them together in a social way. At
the meeting next Wednesday night these
will be acted upon. The purpose is not
to reorganize a military unit, but rather
to have a medium through which the
former comrades may keep in touch
with each other, and get together at
times for picnics' and such affairs.
Officers elected include Raymond Wll
Hams, president ; Glenn E. Jenkins, vice
president ; William Sutherland, secre
tary, and Milfon Crawford.- treasurer.
The committee on organisation includes
Mr. Jenkins, B. R. Wagner and C. O.
Young. 1
Youth Hit by Auto
Truck Near Death
Struck by an auto truck at Front
and Davis streets, John Spady, IS years
old, 789- Mallorjr avenue, received in
juries Wednesday afternoon that may
prove fatal. His skull was fractured.
The truck, owned s by the Hazel wood
Creamery company, and driven by Alex
Kohler, 868 Grand avenue, was proceed
ing south on Front street at an estimated
speed of 17 miles an hour. Spady, ac
cording to Kohler's claim, ran in front
of the truck. He attempted to grasp
a rod supporting the wind shield, but
missed his hold, throwing his head
against the body of the machine.
! llrT:u -
JAMES MONROE KELTY,
76, OREGON PIONEER
OF 1852, PASSES ON
-s 'J"
Death at Home of Daughter
This Morning Follows Two
Weeks' Illness.
James Monroe Kelty, an Oregon pio
neer of 1852." died this morning at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Edith M. Al
derman, 1030 East Morrison street, aged
76., He had been 111 for about two weeks,
suffering from' a complication of ail
ments incident to age.
Mr. Kelty was born in Daviess county.
Indiana, July 6. 1842. and 10 years later
his family Joined the migration from the
Middle West to the Oregon country.
crossing the plains -by prairie schooner.
He settled later at Lafayette, xammu
countv. where he married Sarah M.
Scott, who died in 1901. He was the
father of Mrs. Edith M. Alderman, aura.
Ben Rlesland. Paul R. Kelty and Carl S.
Kelty. all of Portland. .Mr, Kelty was
engaged in business at Lafayette for
more than a score of , years, and he
served for two terms as sheriff of Yam
hill county. The family moved to Port
land in 1893. He was a member of
Georae Wrlaht Post. G. A. R.. having en
listed in the Union army in 1865 as a
member of Company B. First Oregon in
fantry. Funeral services will be' held Satur
day at 10 a. m. from Holman's chapel.
Third and Salmon streets; under aus
pices of George wrignt post. v. a. .
The burial will be at Riverview.
FAMILY HAS LITTLE TO SAY
Relatives or Dead Man Will Be Quizzed
By Grand Jury.
More' than usual "interest attaches to
tha investigation to begin Friday before
Multnomah grand Jury of tne supposed
murder of Alfred A. Mills, who was
found dead with a bullet hole In his head
in his lonely two room shack near Linne
man station the night of March IT. In
vestigation by Deputies Chrlstofferson
and Beckman of the sheriffs office
showed that Mills had. Just before he
was shot, been eating his supper. The
ciosition of his body indicated that he
had risen from the table on hearing, sup
posedly, a noise at the rear door, and
that he had been shot then by his assail
ant. The upward direction taken by
the bullet as it plowed through his bead
and the absence of powder marks pre
cludes, the officers say, the theory of
suicide. Mills was committed to tne in
sane asylum early last year and was re
leased in the falL On his return. It Is
said, he began a series of persecutions
against his wife, Louise Mills, writing
her insulting letters and making .threats
of violence against her- Divorce pro
ceedings begun by Mrs. Mills were pend
ing at the time of the murder. Careful
end searching inquiries by the officers
failed to elicit any information from Mrs.
Mills, or from any member of ' their
family.
It was said that her family is of Ger
man descent, and that Mills, who was
B&ProudlfYou
Can Get Credit
CHERBY CHAT
-pO BE able to get credit Is
1 a testimony to your good
character and responsibility.
You find the best people in
town patronising C h e r r ys
smart shop for men and
women. Cherry's sells fash
ionable clothes on. most con
venient monthly terms and
Lmakes no charge for the
credit. ,
' You'll see no more fashion
able clothes and no greater
values anywhere than at
Cherry's certainly not on
such terms.
Cherry's, 389-95 Washington St,
Pittock Building
The American
at Home
Now that you're home, you
want your spring clothes.
You want them to be com
fortable, yet stylishrclothes
that will retain their shapeli
ness and trim lines.
- (
The clothes I show have just the
, right amount of military swagger
about them. You will find every
little item practically treated, to
meet your every need.
You men who have been traveling,
around these last eighteen' months will
be enthusiastic oyer the fashion ideas
now here.
$25 to $55
ii?r;w.nr;r?.r
English," twitted them because' of their
nationality. . ' . v
The entire family. Deputy sheriff
Beckman . says; - has ' been exceedingly
secretive in reference to the case. They
will be called before the grand jury one
by one and made to tell what they know.
Those summoned are: , Mrs. and Mrs.
HHe Kesterson, sister and brother-in-law
of Mrs. Mills : - Mrs. Anna Giese, - Mrs.
MilDWmother, and Orva and Lloyd Giece,
her brothers. -
" Harry R. Lewis
The funeral of Harry R. Lewis, well
known Portland business man, was held
Wednesday at the J. P. Finley & Son
chapel, the Rev. George B. Van Waters
officiating. Final services were at the
Portland Crematorium. Mr. Lewis was
64 years of age and had resided in Port
land since 1882. He was Interested in
the Columbia Supply company of this
city. Mr. Lewis is survived by his
widow, one son and three daughters. ' .
Mrs. Margaret Prasil
Mrs. Margaret Prasil, age 59, a native
of Germany and a resident of Portland
for the past 30 years, died at her home,
1080 Lane street, Wednesday. She is
survived by a son. Sergeant A. C. Prasil,
United States army, and a daughter,
Mrs. C G. Applegarth. Funeral arrange
ments are . in charge of J. P. Finley
Son. ,
Rep; ; Sinnott Is
' Speeding Homeward
Washington, March 27. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THH JOURNAL)
Representative Sinnott left Wednesday
for Oregon. Senator McJfary now Is the
only member of the Oregon delegation
remaining in Washington, and he proba
bly will leave within a short time.
. f.
War Surplus Stores Sold
Washington, March 27. (I. N. S.)
Sales of surplus stores of the war de
partment during the week of March 8-14,
totaled 342,499,827, it was announced
Wednesday. The largest item on the list
Is textiles. 326.324,697. animals ranking
next with 39,284,018.
Special.
A Great Sale On
Ladies' andMen's
0AI A1
262
7 J f
iV i. $6.
J a -. All
I ' V dressy
) 1r $8.
Pi l :,"W s All
ks5 A Vptv:
"m. w wa t
4
Men's $5 "Bristol" DressShoes
In lace or button. New lasts. All sizes. Fine gunmetal
calf.
$8.50 Men's "O'Donnell
and Gotzian brand Dress Shoes
All sizes at this price, and splendid opportunity.
Our $ 1 0.00 Men's Dress
Shoes Go In the Sale at
$5.00 Work
Sizes 6 to 11.
leather.
High
OAK
Special Lot
New ; York Stock ;
Market; Improves :
But Trades Light
New York, March : 27 U". P.) The
Evening Sun financial review, today
says: ,
"Virtually everything in the way of
news developments served to Improve
the tone. of today's stock- market,' al
though trading was In relative small
volume. w. .. ' - r
"Prices advanced from the opening In
the industrial list, while the rails
dragged.. The "oil and leather groups
made a good showing also, as did steel
and equipment stocks, which were aided
by . Mr. Hlnes disclaimer of any inten
tion on the part of the- railroad. admin
istration to , hold back . equipment pur
chases, s. betterments, etc. The ' coppers
were not adversely ..affected by. the pass
ing of the Magna dividend nor the cut
in Inspiration. Instead Inspiration stock
turned strong after the announcement.
Santos fuures closed 60 to 125 reis
higher, u----..-. - ' "
QUERIES 8Y NAVAL
V BOARD NUMEROUS
(Con tinned From .Fife One)
mouth of the river,-its antiquated, forti
fications and possibilities of naval base
construction and extension. Until 'they
have inspected the Tongue Point site and
conditions at the river's ; mouth, , mem
bers ef the committee content themselves
with expressions-of interest and sur
prise at facts presented to them..
" : Facts Caase SarprUe
That the Columbia-river has greater
depth than any other In the United
States aside from the; Mississippi, and
that there is less fog at the mouth of
the Columbia by approximately 50 per
cent than at any other Pacific coast
harbor caused exclamations.
Congressman C. N. McArthur, a
member of the committee, stood beside
a table upon which maps were spread
and explained to his colleagues many of
AT
WASHINGTON STREET,
This week's bargains are the best we have announced for some time. We are
making special arrangements to wait on every one who attends. Shoes for
street or dress wear and for every 'occasion. Many bargains on small lots not
advertised. Doors open tomorrow at 9 o'clock.-
; $s.
00 Ladies' Pumps at
Patent, calf leathers. Sizes 2J2 to Axt only.
Narrow and wide widths.
00 Ladies9
sizes. Latest
Black kid.
50 Ladies'
sizes'2 to 7. Kid
latest .model heels.
$1 1.50
highest grade
shap
AH sizes and
Shoes at
grade, sturdy
SME:STORE
the points which Oregon is endeavoring
to Impress upon the naval affairs com
mittee. Mr. Hegardt pointed out to the
legislators the fact the channel -of
entry Into 4 the Columbia . has s. a lew
water depth of not less than 40 feet,
over a width at the bar of 2500 feet ;
that for a quarter of a mile on each
side of the bar the minimum, depth Is
SC feet, and that - the Columbia river
channel and the Willamette to the
Portland harbor has a minimum depth
of 30 ieet
Strahorn En Route
To Klamath Falls;
. Work Is Continued
Development of the vast resources of
Central and Eastern Oregon will neces
sitate the completion of the Strahorn
railroad at an early date, according to
Robert E-" Strahorn, promoter of 'the
project," who visited Portland Wednes
day on his way from Spokane to Klam
ath Falls. . Money for the completion of
the line from Klamath Falls to Bend
and from Klamath Falls. to Jakeview
had been practically subscribed . when
the war put a stop to all the prosecution
of the enterprise. . -
"I. am more hopeful than ever of the
early completion . of the railroad . lines
which are to open - the . markets of the
world -for the products of Central Ore
gon. said Mr.- Strahorn. "The demand
for these, products never was stronger
than now and thousands of new settlers
moving into this territory are demanding
an outlet."
;Work is still under way on the lines
north and - east from ' Klamath Falls,
tracks having been completed about 20
miles In either direction.
Germans Prepare to Try Chieftains
Berlin. March 26. CU. P.) (Delayed.)
The national assembly is establishing
a special court to try General Luden
dorff. former Chancellor von Bethmann
Hollweg and other officials alleged to
be responsible for the wfcr, a dispatch
from Weimar reported today. . .
THE
SHOE
Opposite Ladd & Tilton Bank
Shoes
style. Clspth top. Very
Comfortable widtiis.
Brown Shoes at
vamps, cloth top. Very
Ladies' Brown IGd
kid in the latest styles nd
different heels.
$5.00 Ladies' Shoes
Small . Sizes. Choice
E
BUT CULPRIT GONE
Raid on Steamship Nets Whiskey
Though Bootlegger Escapes
From Deputy Sheriffs.
.Wauna, March 27. Deputy sheriffs
from Astoria Wednesday raided the
steamship Tamalpals, loading a cargo
of lumber-at the Crosse tt mill, and un
der surveillance as harboring contra
band since, its recent arrival in the
river- The search resulted ; in the dis
covery "and confiscation of eight cases
of whiskey? which were taken to the
sheriff's "office in Astoria for disposi
tion. -I'-.v,-.. f..H- -'.
An interesting feature incident to the
raid was the escape, presumably on a
freight train, of a member of the ship's
crew whom the deputies - had arrested
as being responsible for the presence of
the contraband on board ship. This of
fender, it appears, had- spent the previ
ous night in Astoria in the hope of find
ing a prospective purchaser for his spir
ituous wares, had chanced . upon the
deputies, who,' being- in civilian clothes
and divining the man's motives,, feigned
Interest in his offer to lead them to the
cache. " ' 'i-i-i '- .
After- arriving at the boat and safely
conveying -v to -; taeir motorcar several
cases of spirits, their badges of author
ity were displayed, but in the confusion
resulting from an endeavor of the dep
uties to learn ' the whereabouts of two
additional - cases, unaccounted - for, the
prisoner escaped.
Women and Girls' Injured
Philadelphia. Pa March 27. (ITN.
S.) Fifteen girls and women were in
jured Wednesday and . a dosen other
women fainted, when a corner of a bal
cony collapsed in a store in , Chestnut
street. -'.'-; . - , - .
CAPTURED
J
STQIE
lifo
262 Washington St.
Between Third & Fourth Sts.
Opposite Ladd & Tilton Ban1
it 'f
1
- is
'
No Two
Ways
About It
the man who always
does his work day in
and day but with the
consistent certainty
that you can bank on,
brilliantly at times,
but thoroughly always,
he is the sort of de
endable man that you
ean onfor sure results.
SQUEEGEE TREAD
the tires with the
red sidewalls,
are just like that
sort of dependable
man:
-they have the rug
ged, robust tenacity,
the grim road de
termination, . ;
that does a great
deal of honest, hard
work. '
If you want a tire that
will make you come
back- for more, buy
one DIAMOND.
Archer &
Wiggins
Broadway and Oak St.
Phone Bdwy. 277