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Republicans and Democrats
of Oregon Will Name Can
didates f on High Offices at
DURING RECENT DAYS
In Marion County Interest
Centers on Contest for
, State Senatorship
" Voting booths will open at 8
o'clock this morning' and closo
at o'clock tonight.
The Statesman has arranged
to get returns from the Marion
county precincts and will hare
the service of the Associated
Press in- receiving returns from
Portland covering the state at
large. ' Results, as far' as thev
are available up to midnight,
and later If necessary, will, he
flashed on a screen in Commer
cial street in front of The
Republican and Democratic par
ties will hold state-wide primaries
in Oregon- today. Forty candidates
will be "nominated for governor,
United States senator, short and long
term; representatives In congress
from each of three districts; treas
urer, attorney general, superintend
ent of public instruction, labor com
missfoner, one public service com
missioner and one justice of the su
preme court. : i
Chief interest centers in the con-
tests for nomination for governor
! and United, States senator. For gov.
governor on the Republican side
there are five candidates. Governor
James Withycombbe, who seeks re
' nomination; Ben W. Olcott, secre
tary of state; Louis J. Simpson of
Coos Bay; Gus C. Moser of Portland;
L J. EL. Anderson of. The Dalles, and
i Mayor F C. Ilarley of Astoria. II.
i G. Starkweather of Clackamas coun
i ty .and Walter M. Pierce of Umatilla
i county, are rival candidates for the
j Democratic nomination for governor.
; Personalities Mark Camna'en.
; For the Republican nomination.
! long term, for United States senator,
i Senator C. L. MeNary Is contesting
; with Robert N. Stanfleld, a wool
'. grower of eastern Oregon. Former
Governor Oswald West and Will R.
King are contestants for the Demo
cratic nomination. The contest for
this office in both parties has been
"hard fought and in the latter days
marked by personalities. For the
short term for senatorformer Sen
ator F. W. Mulkey. Charles J. Schna
bel aid A. II. Burton are contestlns.
Schnabel and Mulkey have announc
ed that If nominated and elected ho
will resign immediately in favor of
the candidate for the long term who
v proves successful at the : November
election; The necessity for election
of a short term senator arises from
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Haghes Will Begin Work
f at Capital Immediately
L," WAS1 1 INGTOX. Mar 1 C Charles
K- Hughes today notifio! Attorney
Ueneral Gregory that he would come
to Washington as soon as possible to
take up investigation of the airplane
production situation on iuest or
President Wilson. Although the at
torney general made no announce
ment of plans Tor the inquiry after
communicating with Mr. Hughes to
day, it is understood that Mr. Hughes
will have full charge and will be as
sisted by William L. Frirscn, as
sistant attorney general.
New Committees Added,
Membership Growing, Tour
OPEN HOUSE ON MAY 26
Invitations Are Soon to Be Is
sued for Informal Dance
at Club House
The fine spring weather of the past
two weeks has attracted many people
to the Illahee Country club golf
links, going out In auto parties and
picnic parties. Through the gener
osity of T. A. Livesley. the road in
that vicinity has been put in very
good condition, thus adding to the
popularity of the drive.
Asahcl Bush, who reven:ly re
signed from the presidency of the
club to take up war activities, has
presented the club with three fine
oak tables. Watt Shipp a. mounted
elk's head, E. X. Gillingham a VIc
trola. and W. II. Lercbca a full
On Sunday. May 26. the club will
hold open house all day. and every
one, young and old. is invited to
come out and inspect the new club
house and enjoy the magnificent
T Thursday, May 23, an informal
dance is to be given, for which in
vitations will soon be Issued. Tour
naments have been planned ;wr next
month, when many out of town play
ers, from Portland. Eugene and" Al
bany, will attend.
In addition to the standing com
mittees, several new ones have been
added.- and an active campaign for
new members will soon be inaugu
rated. New members who have re
cently been received are Frederick
Wi Schmidt. Frank Ti Schmidt S. C.
Edwards, "I. Greenbaum, Chester
Moores, W. Howard Ramp of Brooks,
Governor James Withycorabe, Zadoc
J. RIggs. Dr. Prince Byrd. Kelt.
Powell and. Dr. I. F. Griffith.
The honor roll of thosn who are
In the service of their country Is as
follows: E. Frit Slade, Paul B.
Wallace. James B. Young. Dr. II. E.
Clay. Dr. William Carlisle. , Carl D.
Gabrielson. Ralph D. Moores. H.
Following is the complete list of
officers and committees of the
Homer H. Smith, president; Curtis
B. Cross, vice president; William II.
Burghardt. Jr.. secretary: - "William
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-EXTRA HEAVY US,
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Doctor Assailed by Witnesses
in Trial of Grace Lusk for
Shooting Physician's Wife
at Her Home
CHARACTER OF GIRL
PRAISED IN HEARING
Defendant After Killing Wo
man Dictated Letter Ex
WAUSHEKA. Wis.. May If. Dr.
David Roberts, presene only as wit
ness while Grace Lusk faces the Jury
charged with the murder T Mrs.
Mary Newman Roberts, sat with
bowed head today as he heard him
self assailed by witnesses and coun
sel as the alleged deceiver of two
women one his dead wife and the
ether on trial as her slayer. "
While Miss Lusk shielded her tear-
dimmed eyes below the brim or her
hat. Henry Lockney, In his opening
address to the jury for the defense,
told the story of her life, of her eirl-
hood passed In the little village of
Stoughton. of her ambition to be
come a teacher, of her struggle to
win a degree from the University of
iscoiisin. which resulted in a nerv
ous breakdawn just before me met
Dr. Roberts in 1914.
Roberta Man of Prominence.
"She was a girl, clean and pura,
and with an untarnished reputa
tion.' he declared. Dr. Roberts was
one of the wealthiest men in Wau
keseha, a man of standing and a
church member. He represented
himself to her as a desolate, lonely
married man and so won her affec
tion. She asked him if he cared
more "for her than he did for his
wife and he replied:
'I - care ten thousand times
n6re " .
Dr. R. E. Davles. the star witness
foV the state, testified that he was
called to the home of Bianca Mills
wherclMtss Lusk was rooming, on
the afternoon of June 21. 191 1. bv
a telephone, message from Dr. Ro'
erts. There be found Mrs. Robert
dead in the parlor with two bullet
wounds In her body. Going to a rear
stairway, he started to ascend but
was halted by a voice declaring
sharply "Stop! you must not come
MKs Link Held Pistol.
Looking np, he, testified, he saw
Miss Lusk spending at the head of
the stairs with a pistol in her right
hand and her left-hand covering a
widening stain of her white waist
from a wound near her heart. Re
fusing to allow him to come np to
treat her, she dictated the following
"Doctor Roberts told me again and
again that he loved me and only me.
He said that he and his wire never
cared for each other. He swore that
he would tell her before the 13th of
June and swore on a Bible. I told
him that if he did not care for me
we would end it all. Last night. he
told mearain that he loved me. I
told him that he must tell her. as It
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LEGCJNS OR PUTTEES
EXCLUDES SMsO AND
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Steamer Westvzew Makes
Another Building Record
WASHINGTON. May 16. The
steamship Zaanland. one of the Dutch
vessels recently requisitioned by ie
IT.nited States government, was sunk
in a collision at sea May 13. . The
navy department tonight announced
that all on board were rescued and
will be returned to this country.
The vessel was a rargon-carrier of
8700 deadweight tons, manned by
the nary for army purposes.
Hon Bombing Raids Intended
to Destroy Morals of
RAIDS ARE DESCRIBED
Red Cross Director Tells of
Work of Monster Organi
. zation in War Zone
NEW YORK. May 16. A German
offensive of terror against the civil
ian population -of France and Ital7
was described today by Henry P.
Davison, on his return from a 12,000
mile tonr of inspection at Hed Cros
work abroad abroad. j
"The outstanding feature of Ger
man nietbods at the present time,"
he said. "Is the effort 'to terrorize
women, children and oilmen at
home, while the German troops ar-3
making their drive on the. front, air
planes are bombing, nearly every
night, towns behind the ' lines, with
the deliberate and declared purpose
of terrorizing civilians, and, breaking
down the morale to such a point tnat
tbey will importune their govern
ments for peace. It is the moat das
tardy, unrighteous. crueL' and devil
ish plan which could be conceived.
. Theory Is pimple. .
"It Is based upon the theory that
the killing of four children out of
five will induce the mother to im
plore her government to have tho
war stopped that her fifth child may
live. It is carried on from tne Eng
lish channel to the Swiss border an 1
frem the Swiss border to the Adri
atic and has resulted In the maiming
of thousands of women aad children
and the driving of hundreds or tnon-
sands of terror-stricaen irom iner
"All ef this is accomplished by tne
most active possible propaganda, es
pecially In Italy." '
Mr. Davidson described the at
tempt to uphold civilian morale a
one of the great missions oi i
Red Cross." adding:
"Vau th a havA no concern for
German propaganda where- the Red
Cross is working. We nave woraera
all over Italy and France'
ii nrdi the bombing or rns
by big guns as part of the offensive
of terror and says inai me aauias
hniMinn Is so slignt mai oui
might drive about the city a week
without noticing Itl
& iirumnrr of some orfine wa
Cross war relief, described by Mr.
Davison follows: .
' rnitr relief is being extend
ed In 121 cities and towns; In Italy
in 45 cities and towns wnn,orancu
in 218 other places. .
Thre are 3000 Americans abrosa
working for the Red Cross. In France
the organization has 37 warehouses
rnntainlne more than 17.000.000
worth of goods. -
"In France the Red Cross operates
nru. hnanttals. In England five. In
Italr two. In addition, sullies are
furnished to 4361 hospitals in isus
cities and towns In France and to
465 hospitals in Italy. Mwr ne
Red Cros ambulances on the Italian
front are operated oy iz
"Fonrteen rolling canteens at ' the
French front have "PP
Ann brinks to French soldiers.
Canteens in the Paris f JJ
supplied millions of meals and drinks
to soldiers. , ....ii
u. - hti tttn establisnea
manufacture of artificial
limbs and five splint .fMtorte. are
operating under uea
T,s.. .1 .,uies as these that
convince Mr. Davison that "America
is today a rainDow
from tne norm
S tUd U J the 'south of ItalT. look,
the sign of comfort, hope and vle-
to,7."." jk . u he. known to
our own solders and the soldiers of
' a teooles behlna
S5r "is '... ti--A-!rto
are with them nean. u
xc.v let. The follow
Ing names of Americans apear In
tnnlrht'A Canadian casualty list:
Wounded R. Pick. Cbtao; S. E.
Day, Zimmerman, Minn.: L. 3. Duke,
Sheridan. Wyo.; N. uioyi, itony
Asiago Plateau Scene of Vio
lent Action Germans Fight
Hard to Hold Old Positions
Taken Last November
GERMAN TRENCHES ARE
ENTERED IN TWO PLACES
Patrol Engagements Along
Entire Line Austrian Bat
Among the rugged peaks of the
Asiago plateau, east of the Ilrenta
river, the Italian front has again
flamed into violent action. ' The ag
gressive has been taken by the Ital
ians, however, and the Austro-Cer-
man forces, Instead of launching
their long expected assault on the
Italian lines, have been compelled to
fight hard to maintain the positions
where they have stood, since last
November. $ (
The fighting seems to have cen
tered on the comparatively! short
section of the -battle line between
Monte Asolone and Monte Pertlca.
These two heights, about thn-e miles
apart, rise to an altitude of about
5000 feet, while between them there
Is a sort of "saddle" on which the
Teutonic forces have taken up strong
positions. Roth the Vienna - and
Rome official statements tell of bit
ter fighting on this particular front.
the latter stating that the Italian
soldiers have ' entered Austrian
trenches on Monte Asolone in two
Itrrak I but of Enemy.
The fact that the Italian armies
have taken the initiative n the
fighting would seem to indicate that
they have sought to carry the fight
to the enemy in such a way as to
break up r-ny arrangements for the
launching of a strong Teutonic as
sault. This has many precedents in
the present war, a strong offensive
at a threatened point being consid
ered the best defense under certain
While the figthing has teen very
fierce east of the Drenta. the whole
Italian line from Lake Garda to the
Piave and thence to the sea, has been
marked by patrol engagements.
which, appear to be isolated actions,
but which may be component parts
of a plan of campaign in that theater
of the war. Nowhere have the Ital
ian lines been reached by attacking
parties of Austrian.
Daring Raid at Pnku .
In Flanders and Pleat J? only
heavy artillery fire has marked the
fighting during the last day. Ameri
can' gunners have been at work In
the general bombardment trt has
been going on and have again set
buildings in Montdldler in flames.
There have been" many patrol en
A daring raid on the Austrian na
val base at Pola has been made by
Italian units and an Austrian battle
ship of the 20.000 ton type has been
destroyed. The Italian naval forces
were aided by an aerial squadron.
It has been announced from. Wash
ington that an official order has been
Issued by the soviet government or
Russia calling for the formation of
an army that will fight for the se
curity of the Russian repibll. which
has been menaced by the aggression
of the Germans.
VIENNA, via LONDON. May 16.
nitter fighting between tho Ilrenta
and Piave rivers on the Italian front
Is reported In the official statement
issued by the war office today. The
statement reads: i
"Between the Drenta and the
Piave several Italian reconnolterlng
thrusts were repulsed. An a result
of these attacks hand to hand fight
ing developed on Monte Asclnna and
SO IXFAXTRT ACTIO.
PARIS. May 16. The war office
announcement tonight reads:
"There was no Infantry action.
The activity or both artilleries was
marked north and south if; the
"On May IS our pursuit machines
were extremely active in the i air.
Eighteen German planes were
brought 'down and four captive bal
loons were set on fire."
IJTTLK ARTILLERY FIRK.
LONDON. May 16. Field Mar
shal Haig's report from Rrltish head
quarters in France tonight tays:
; "Beyond artillery activity en both
aides, particularly on the battle front
taorth of the river Lys. there Is noth
ing of Iraoortanre to reoort." :
j PIXKS ACTJOCXTFH FOR.
LONDON. May 16. Thlrtr-eeven
Cerman alrolanes. twenty-five of
which were destroyed, were account
ed for by Tiritifth airmen' Wednes
day. The official statement on aerial
operations tonight reports a marked
Increaae .In the activities of! botJCl
aerial forces on the western front
The British conllnne la bombard
railway stations and billets behind
the German lines.
Order for Demobilization
of Romanian Army Issued
AMSTERDAM. May 16. An order
for the demobilization of the Ro
manion army was published in the
official Gazette at Jassy on May 14.
Alexander Marghiloman. the Ru
manian premier, while onversinr
ith a Rumanian newspaper repre-
pentative. said that DesMrabia.' with
the exception of a slight rectification
of Its northern frontier, world be
Joined to Romania. '
POLK COUNTY IS
ALL READY FOR:
School Districts Are - Units
and Children Are Appoint
ed for Each
SUPPLIES ARE ON HAND
Banmer at ML Angel, Keene
at Silyerton, Gillis at
Monitor Working .
County organization for the second
Red Cross war fund campaign, which
opens on Monday next. Is going for
ward rapidly under the superintend
ence of Rollln K. Page, whose past
experience through, several drives
has proven him a real general In
this line of work.. ......
Under the able assistance of Dr.
Starbuck of Dallas, himself, an or
ganizer of demonstrated ability. Polk
county Is alreadr thoroughly organ
ized and ready for work.
Set tool Districts Lulls.
School districts are the units of
territory in Polk county end all are
allotted to their several community
chairmen. The several chairmen and
their respective school district as
signments are as follows:
W. L. Soehren. Dallas Districts:
2 Dallas. 51 Oak dale, 56 Liberty, 72
frank alk. R. P. D. 1. Dallas
Districts: 10 Salt Creek. 1 Orcnara,
Archie Parker, Monmouth Dis
tricts: 13 Monmouth. 28 Elk Ins. 24
Cochran. 30 Antioch.49 Sunny Slope.
J. J. Thurston. Saver Districts:
43 Suver, 13 Falrvlew. 23 Valley
C. V. Johnson. Airlle Districts:
16 Alrlie. 39 Montgomery. 46 Mo
Timmons. 3 Lewisville.
V. J. Love. R. P. D. Alrlie Dis
tricts: 5 Pedee. 48 Fir Orov- ta.
Cherry Grove, 68 Wildwood.
W. II. Beard. Falls City-Districts:
57 Falls City. 60 Oakhurst. 35 Black
Rock. 54 Guthrie. 7 Bridgeport.
J. R. Loy; Buena Vlrta Districts:
33 Buena Vista. 63 Hopvflle.
C. W. Barrick. Independence
Districts: 29 Independence. 11 Park
er. 64 Highland. 27 Oak Point.
T. J. Worth. WHIamina-Distrlcts:
25 Cold Creek. 69 Valley Junction.
66 Grand Ronde.
T. n. Stone. R. F. D. Sheridan
Districts: 34 Buell. 37 Harmony, 23
Gooseneck. '71 Fern.
George IL Ball. Balls ton Dis
tricts: 9 Ballston. 6 Red Prairie,
II. J. Elliott. Perrydale Districts:
21 Perrrdale. 42 Enterprise. 50
E. M. Jonrdan. McCoy Districts:
53 McCoy. 17 Bethel.
John Simpktns. R 1. Salens Dis
tricts: 35 Spring Valley, 53 Lone
Star. 1 Zena. 40 Lincoln.
F. C. Ewlnr. R. 1. Salem Dis
tricts: 31 Brush College. 36 Pop
corn, 61 Mountain view.
I. L. Patterson, R. 2. Salem
Mr. Gerth. R. 2. Salem West
A. R. Cadle. Rfckreall Districts:
26 Rickreall. 47 Green wool. 1 Oak
Grove. 45 Crowley. Jt Polk Ptctlon
Mary Brantner District: 72 Rose
Mt. Angel IsTteatly.
Organization throughout Marlon
county is going forward rapidly. Or
ganlzer Page has the hearty ro-oper
ation of the war drive veterans of
many campaigns In the several pre
cincts and says It Is a real plea ire
to see how they swing nnder the
A. J. Baumer, as district chairman.
Is on the Job at ML Angel, and with
Joseph Keber as treasurer, will go
over the top on record time. These
men have their supplies all oa hand
and everything In readiness for earn-
nest and vigorous work. Keenly in
terested themselves, they are devel
oping a kind of seal for the work
here that will ia all probability set
a new record for rural communities.
At Silverton preparations for the
campaign are well nndr way with
Dr. C. W. Keene as chairman and
F. E. Calllster as campalga manager,
Everything here Is in fine shape for
a rapid and successful drive. Th
Scotts Mills country, with Its many
Interested local workers co-oserat
Ing to the fullest extent, will work
nnder the SUverton headquarters.
Page In North End.
Monitor, with A. V. Gillis. chair
man, assisted by the same organixa
tion that did such effective work la
the liberty bond campaign, will re
port as a separate district. Moaltor
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Czechs and JagoslaTS Organ
ize Army to Resist Germans
I Part of-Men to Go to
Western Front Through Si
beria and Japan
DEE FEELING AGAINST
VIOLATION OF TREATY
Bolsheriki Ambassador. &t
Berlin Continues to Defy
German Emperor and Gov
ernment Frontiers Con
fused WASHINGTON, May lei Czech
and Jugoslavs taken prisoner by the
Russians while fighting wlUx Austro
Hungarian armies have argauzed an
army which now Is resisting the Teu
tonic Invasion of Russian, the Serb
Ian legation here was Informed to
day ia m cablegram from London
quoting Captain Lakich. an t-fflcer
of the corps, who has arrived there.
Captain Lukich said part of the
corps had reached Japan throbgb Si
beria and planned to join the allied
armies at Salonlkl and oa the west
era front. Germany's violation of
the Brest-Lltovsk peace treaty by ar
bitrarily Invading Russia has created
deep feeling. Captain. Lukich said.
aad a Russian army (the Red
Guard) is feverishly being orranized.
despite the civil war that is befrr-
waged with the utmost violence. The
Russians have arms, equipment and
ammunition for an army of 1.50.-
000 men. the officer was quoted as
EMBASSY FLIPS RET FLA (i.
GENEVA. MayTT. Adolpfc Joffe.
the Bolshevik ambassador to Ger
many, continues to defy the German
emperor and the government, accord
ing to a Berlin dispatch received
here. Ia spite of every warnlar.
the red. flag of Russia Is still flying
over the embassy and diplomatic eti
quette Is still Ignored ty rt-fusal to
pay the usual visits of ceremony.
The newspapers are irritated over
the fart that the ambassador con
fines his attention to the minority
socialist deputies and revolutionists.
Several demand his expulsion aa a
dangerous and undesirable rerldenL
M. Joffe Is said to be more amused
than affected by the Gerxnaa news
CttTf MAX DISAPPOINTED.
WASHINGTON. May 1C. --Disap
pointment felt by 'the German peo
ple over events In Russia is given in
the Welt Am Montag Vongerlach.
according to an official dUpatrh to
day from Switzerland. Especial
chagrin Is expressed at ths further
Invasion of the German armies la
"Nothing caa dissipate the Impres-
sloa that the treaty concluded la the
east will not even create la the east
& stable situation. the dlrpatcJa
quotes tl Am Montag Vanrerlaca
as saying. "It finally .-nds la not
knowing where the frontiers of the
German empire are nor ttse or
states with which peace has beea
made. It sees the birth or states
and It. knows not whether any of
them wll continue to exist tomor
row, it does not known If these
states are to be our friends or our
enemies. In short, where solid and
lasting things were expecte!. only
misfortune Is visible."
IS NOT AT BAY
Report That Fngitire Convict
Was Surrounded Prorej
OREGON CITY. Or. May 16.
Possemen from the state penitentiary
at Salem arrived here tonight after
a fruitless all-day search for a man
thought to be Jeff Baldwin, a des
perate convict, who escaped lift
Sunday from the prison and who had
been reported as seen a few miles
south of here early today. At one
time today It was reportel that
Baldwin was surrounded in a woods
but the report proved to be erron
Friday, showers; moderate south