Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 29, 1915, Image 1

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    VOL. LV. NO. TC,955. " tuitii.A.xu, v,, '
Old Anchor Has Deceived
Rescuers Since Friday.
Fragments of Superstructure
Brought to Surface Verify
Latest Discovery.
Honolulu in Gloom When News
Comes' That Two Days'
Work Has Been in Vain.
HONOLULU, March 2S. After
making the heart-rending discovery
today that rescuers had been working
in the wrong spot, the United States
submarine F-4 was definitely located
outside the harbor.
Pieces of the superstructure of therailway troops and one of supers and
vessel have been brought to the sur
face. Immense Diving Bell Begun.
W. C. Parks, civil engineer, has
started construction of an immense
diving bell, a large cast iron pipe
seven feet in height, fitted with heavy
plate glass ports. This diving bell is
expected to be ready for use tomor
row. A hydro-aeroplane has been made
ready for instant flight if required.
Chain Net to Be Woven.
The dredge California will shift its
moorings, and tugs will criss-cross in
all directions. Should their drags
catch on the F-t, a chain net will be
woven around the submerged boat and
thj floating crane from Pearl Harbor
Will attempt a direct lift.
Despair supplanted hope earlier in
the day when two divers discov
ered that chains from the dredger
California, which had been fouled
with something on the floor of the
ocean outside Honolulu Harbor since
Friday, were not attached to the lost
craft but to an old anchor.
All the resources at the command
of naval officers here had been em
ployed for two days and nights in an
effort to raise this anchor which was
supposed to be the F-4.
Old Anchor Thought Oregon's.
It is believed to have been lost by
the battleship Oregon.
Streams of bubbles seen rising to
the surface of the water and floating
patches of oil had given encourage
ment to the belief that the dredger's
chains had become lodged on the sub
marine, which disappeared Thursday
when at target practice.
Kf forts to raise the object that held
the dredger's chains failed and crews
of men worked untiringly to bring
what was confidently believed to be
the undersea craft into more 'shallow
water. Naval officers, expressing the
hope that life might be found in the
bodies of some, at least, of the 21
men imprisoned in the F-4, sought to
expedite operations in every way pos
sible. Diver Descends 213 Feet.
As it became apparent early today
that the attempt to get into water
not too deep for divers to work was
not meeting with rapid success, a
message was sent to the naval base
at Pearl Harbor and a gigantic naval
crane was prepared to go to the
Meanwhile, a diver named Agraz,
clad only in a jersey suit, slightly re
inforced, and a diver's helmet, de
scended in an heroic attempt to reach
the lower end of 215 feet of chain.
For 22 minutes he was going down.
Then there was a brief, anxious wait
ing and Agraz signalled to be pulled
up. In 92 minutes from the signal,
he was at the surface again, showing
no ill-effects of the unusual perform
ance, said by naval officers to be a
world's record for deep-sea diving,
-r No Trace of Submarine Seen.
Agraz eported that the chain was
fouled with an old anchor, lost frornj
the battleship Oregon some time ago.
He-mote Hope Entertained That Ger
many's Ally 1VH1 Sac for Peace.
War Preparations Go On.
ROME, March 28. Italian interven
tion has been postponed again. De
spite thefailrueof Prince Von Buelow'a
negotiations to conclude a permanent
agreement between Austria and Italy,
there is positive evidence that this
country will nit enter the war until
toward the end of April, and possibly
not eo early as that.
It must not be understood that there
has been any change in Italy's atti
tude, except in putting off interven
tion until a date when it is expected
the Dardanelles will have been forced
and Constantinople occupied, possibly
with the co-operation ot Bulgaria, and
when the Russians will have passed
the Carpathians and invaded Hungary.
Delay in intervention Is based on a
possibility that Austria will forsake
Germany and sue for a separate peace.
This is a remote contingency, apparr
ently, but it is regarded as by no
means impossible and is being consid
ered seriously.
All the Alpine troops of the first cate
gory, born in 1883, have been called to
thecolors by the Italian War Depart
ment for 45 days. The official military
journal also cans io me wmio . "
lery and engineer reserve orticers tor
Giji days from April 16.
The Alpine troops are frontier forces,
organized especially to defend the
mountain passes leading into Italy.
The engineers, whose reserve officers
are to be called out April 16," are organ
ized as six regiments, two of them con
sisting of pioneers, one of pontoon
troops, one ol teiegrapn troops, one i
The artillery arm of Italy's land
forces consists of 263 batteries, 110
companies and 51 depots.
Government Denies Neutrality Haz
ards National Aspirations.
ATHF.NS. via Condon, March 2S. An
official communication on the foreign
policy of Greece was issued today, it
"The government, attributing great
importance to the calm and tranquillity
of public opinion regarding the proper
treatment of foreign affairs, considers
it an absolute necessity to deny state
ments to the effect that if Greece does
not abandon her attitude Of neutrality
she will lose the opportunity of real
izing national aspirations.
"The divergence of views between the
government and its predecessor arose
from opinions regarding the gravity of
the dangers threatening the integrity
of the country. The government is do
ing everything in its power to avoid
possible dangers."
Social Workers to Hud Way to Re
move Evils From Public Halls.
A meeting of social workers inter
ested in the dance hall question will be
held this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, in
the Library.
Municipal dances and other civic
recreations will be discussed and sug
gestions will be offered. It is the aim
of the committee to offer good, whole
some entertainment for the young peo
ple and to safeguard the dance halls
and other places of amusement so that
girls will be safe from insult and
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Broken Cable Charges
Puddle in Yard. ;
Current of 2200 Volts Is Sent
Into Small Pool.
Woman Rushes 1o Fallen Husband,
Dropping Dead on His Body, and
Neighbor Sleets Same Fate. .
Others Are Injured.
LOS ANGELES, March 28. When
Cornelius Valkhoft went out to his
rabbit hutch today to procure a hare
for a birthday dinner he stepped into
a water puddle as he touched the latch
of the hutch gate and fell dead. An
electric cable leading to a nearby
crematory had broken during the night
and turned its 2200 volt current into
the wire fence surrounding the hutch.
Mrs. Valkhoft saw her husband writhe
and fall in a contorted heap, and rushed
out to aid him. She stepped into the
puddle as she touched his hand, and
fell across his body dead.
Harris' Skinner, who occupied half of
the Valkhoft dwelling, was the next
to invade the fatal short-circuit, bent
on giving aid, and he, too, died.
The shrieks of Valkhoff's children,
Anna and Agnes, who were uncom
prehending witnesses of the tragedy,
attracted A. T. Slaten, a policeman.
Slaten entered the back yard Just as
the girls sped toward the deadly
water puddle, and snatching their hair
braids he Jerked them back to saifety.
In doing so, however, he came into
contact with the charged fence wire,
and was thrown 20 feet.
Mrs. Skinner and another neighbor,
Mrs. Anna Mauch. were next to enter
the yard. They also came into slight
contact with the fence wire and were
seriously injured by- the - resultant
Slaten managed to get to a telephone
and notify the electric company, which
shut oft the current before the dead
could be removed.
The hares in the hutch were unhurt.
Child Drowned In Creek, Pet, Gives
Alarm Too Lute.
SAN RAFAEL. Cal.. March 2S. Wil
liam Bruce, 2-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Leslie Bruce, while playing on
the bank, fell into a creek and was
drowned here today.
The child's absence was not known
by the parents until their curiosity
was aroused by the peculiar actions of
the pet dog, which led them to the
scene of the fatality. The dog evi
dently had attempted to save the child
after it had fallen into the water.
President Goes to Annapolis.
WASHINGTON, March 28. President
Wilson left here at 10 o'clock tonight
on the yacht Mayflower for Annapolis,
to be the guest of honor at a luncheon
to be given tomorrow by the Argentine
Ambassador, Dr. Romulo S. Naon, on
board the new Argentine battleship
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The Weather.
i'ETERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 6o.5
decrees; minimum, 05.8 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers; southwesterly winds
French historian describes fighting in Flan
ders resulting in cementing of allies' po
sition. Page 1.
War thins ranks of British aristocracy.
Prinz Eitel Fnedric must interne or. sail
by next Friday Pae 2. - ,
Italy delays entry into war another month.
Page 1.
Germans regain lost position on Meuse after
two days' fighting. Vage
Turkish women eager to replace veil with
higher education. Page 9. .
Russians capture 3G-mile line of ights in
Carpathians. Page .
Villa forces to shell MatamOros. and Browns
ville, Texas, believed in danger. Page a.
k Ifnmeatic.
Submarine F-4 definitely located in new
place; last two days work, of rescuers has
been vain. Page 1.
Three persons .'In Ios Angeles are killed by
stepping in electrified water. Page 1.
Daughter of New York millionaire elopes
- with upartment-house servant. Page 3.
United States now creditor nation. Page i
Sports. East Side and Piedmont team wLn opening
City League games. Page' 10.
Beavers, 1 strong, leave for Los Angeles.
Page 10.
"Tiny" Leonard pitches Bf-avers to l-to-0
victory in 12 innings, Fage 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Jude Thomas ODay dies. Page 14.
Flno display of gowns, millinery and lin
gerie shown in headline act at Orpheum.
Page 14.
Bishop Sumner urges placing spiritual above
worldly things Page 8.
Sixth anniversary of breaking of ground for
First L'niversaiist Church to observed.
Page S.
Oregon and Northwest bankers interested In
international financial conference to be
held in Washington, D. C, Page 11.
New fish trade to be opened on banks dis
covered near Newport. Page 11. .
Debauch on banks of Sandy lands 18 merry
makers in jail. Page 9.
Xew movie plots popular. Page 9.
"Damaged Goods," at Baker, bares frightful
evil of secret vice. Page 7.
House in Laurelhuret is struck by light
ning. Page 14.
Mary Antin does not like to talk on platform
or to reporters, he asserts. Page it.
Bankers declare prosperity is on its way.
Page 1 1.
Keeord of Voice of President's
Daughter on Sale for Charity.
WASHINGTON. March 28. Miss
Margaret Wilson, daughter of the
President, has just concluded record
ing "The Star Spangled Banner" on a
musical record and has agreed to turn
over her royalties to the International
Board of Belief, an organization work
ing in the war-stricken cities of Eu
rope. Miss Wilson's income, from her re
corded voice on this ono record will
help relieve several hundred families.
Miss Wilson's voice is a sweet soprano.
Hhe has not sung in public since she
came to Washington.
On a recent trip to New York she
observed the method of making orig
inal records. After several .records
were sung by her and pronounced com
mercially successful, she evolved the
plan of having her recordsplaced on
sale, the proceeds to go to charity
work in the war zone.
Vice-President Addresses Presby
terian Congregation.
SAX DIEGO. C;!., March 28. Headed
by President G. A. Davidson, of the
Panama-California Exposition, Army
and Navy officers and a citizens' com
mittee, a great crowd greeted Vice
President Thomas It. Marshall on his
arrival in San Diego today.
The Vice-President restfd today at
his hotel and tonight attended a Presby
terian Church with President Davidson
and Mayor Charles F. O'Neall. The
Vice-President spoke to the congrega
hHtNUH UtSUHIBt !l Stay's War Moves j
Ypres Declared
ment Potions.
Sinqle Battle Said to Havel
Cost Germans 150,000 Meny
Official Historian Ksliinates Enemy
Js TCcduced -to 12 Officers for
Each Kegiraent Patieut
Preparation Enjoined.
LONDON. March 19. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) The fourth
installment of the historical review pt
the war, emanating from French offi
cial sources, and presenting the French
viewpoint, takes up the operations in
Flanders. It says:
"The German attack in the two Flan
ders was conducted strategically and
tactically with remarkable energy. The
complete and indisputable defeat in
which it resulted is. therefore, signifi
cant. ' '
Force of Knemy. Enumerated.
"The forces of which the enemy dis
posed for this operation between the
sea and the Lys comprised:
"1. The entire fourth army com
manded bthc Duke of Wurtemburg.
consisting of one naval division, one
division of Ersatz reserve (men who
ha received no training before the
war) the 22d. 2iid. 26th and 27th re
serve corps, and the 48th division be
longing to the 24th reseiwe corps.
"2. A portion of another army under
General Von Fabock, consisting of the
15th corp, two Bavarian corps and
three unspecified divisions.
r "3. Part of the sixth army under the
command of the Crown Prince of Ba
varia. This army, more than a- third
of which took part in the battle of
Flanders, comprised the 19th army
corps, portions of the 1.1th corps and
the ISth reserve corps, the' 7th and 14th
corps, the First Bavarian reserve corps,
the guards and the fourth army corps.
Morale of Gcrmnns Fortified.
Four highly mobile cavalry corps
prepared and supported the -action ot
the troops enumerated above.
"Everything possible Jiad been done
to fortify the morale of the troops. At
the beginning of October the Crown
Prince of Bavaria, in a proclamation,
had exhorted his soldiers to 'make the
decisive effort against the French left
wing," and I'to settle thus the fate of
the great battle which had lasted for
"On October 28 Trlnce Kupprocht of
Bavaria declared in an army order that
his troops 'had just been fighting under
vcrv difficult conditions,' and he added:
It is our business not to let the
etruirele with our most detested enemy
drag on long: the decisive blow is still
to be struck." On October 30 General
Von Deimling, commanding the Fif
teenth army corps (belonging to Gen- Von Fabeck's command) Issued an
order declaring that 'the thrust against
Tpres will "be of decisive importance,
It should be noted also that the Em
(Concluded on Page 6.)
THE" forces of the Triple Entente
powers are still arrayed at various
places in heavy battles against the
troops of the Teutonic allies. The
late- official reports show that severe
,0V nents are in progress in North.
. France, Northern Poland, in the
Carpathians region and in the vicinity
of the Black Sea in the Caucasus.
Probably the hardest fighting is going
on tn the Carpathians, and in West
Central Poland, although an encounter
of no mcau proportions apparently lias
taken place on the heights of the Meuse
in France, where the French War Office
declares that about 900 yards of
trenches were taken from the Germans.
Berlin, however, denies this allegation
Sand asserts that the German arms were
victorious here.
Likewise. Petrosrad and Vienna are
at variance with regard to who has had
the upper hand in the Carpathians, botn
asserting that they have captured po
sitions and large numbers of men. At
one place. Petrograd says, the Russians
destroyed three bafTallons of Austrians.
In North and Central Poland tne
lighting is characterized as stuoDorn,
respectively west of the Niemen and In
the vicinity of the rivers fckwa anu
A defeat of the Turks in the Black
Sea region and a continuation of the
forcing of the Ottoman troops back In
the vicinity of Tchoruk Is chronicled
by Petrograd.
There has been an attack by allied
aviators on the German aviation camp
at Ghistelles, Belgium, and a heavy
bombardment has been heard coming
from the Gulf of Saros. This latter
operation probably was directed
against the Turkish forts on the Gal
lipoli Peninsula. In the Dardanelles,
except for a battleship throwing shells
into batteries at Kllld Uahr. there' has
been nothing going on except the work
of the mine sweepers.
German submarines again are operat
ing n the Irish Sea and it is believed
that at least one more steamer has
been sunk by ttiem.
Authoritative information in Borne
is to the effect that Austro-Hungary
has never opened direct negotiations
with Italy concerning possible territo
rial cessions and that it is because of
this that Italy continues her military
preparations, not knowing what the
future may bring her. . The Italian
troops of the 1883 category and the ar
tillery and engineer reserve officers
have been summojied to the colors.
Italy will wait at least until the end of
April before entering the war.
Berlin reports the Bulgarian Premier
as having said in an interview that
Bulgaria has decided to maintain her
neutrality as long as it is in the In
terest of the country to do so. The
Greek government, in a statement, de
clares that it is doing everything In
its power "to avoid possible dangers."
Police Scout Assumption Young
Kanclier Sought to Commit Crime.
STOCKTON, Cal., March 28. Harry
Martin, aged 22 years, 'and a ranch
hand of the Locketord section, was
shot dead at an early hour today In
the house of J. C. Hammond, a farmer
of that neighborhood. The farmer
explains that he was awakened by his
wife, who said a burglar was in the
Getting a gun. he stood at his door
and. as the tigure of the stranger ap
peared, lired point blank, killing him.
Officers, however, who are investi
gating the shooting, say that Martin
had social access to the home and that
the reputation of the young rancher. In
their Judgment, does not Justify the
assumption that he entered the home to
commit burglary.
Engine Trouble May Hold Great
Northern Until April 8.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 2S.
(Special.) Due to the serious trouble
with the turbines of the liner Great
Northern, she will not steam from this
port for Flavel. Or., as scheduled, next
Wednesday, and it is possible that she
will not resume her schedule until
April S, although there is hope of Ret
ting her away April 4.
The Great Northern, making remark
able time, had to turn back to port at
noon Saturday when she was off Point
Beyes, and a thorough examination of
the engine trouble developed the fact
that it will take some time to put the
machinery in shape.
Prizewinner at Astoria Show Proves
(Hind Provider.
CKAY'sS IJIVEf. Wash.. March 28.
(Special.) A White Orpington pullet
that lays two eggs a day is the prrfle
of W. W. Chadwick, clerk in a local
store. She won a ribbon for third
best bird in her class at the December
Poultry Show in Astoria.
Mr. Chadwick has four White Orping
ton pullets and a cockerel which won
five prizes in the Astoria show. He won
first, second and third for White Or
pington pullets, best pullet in the show
and second pen.
Kenewal or Attack hy Allied Elect
at Dardanelles Imminent.
LONDON'. March 28. The 1 eneaos
correspondent oK Reuter's Telegram
Company, in a dispatch dealing with
the attack by the allied fleet on the
Dardanelles, says:
"Mine-sweepers, protected by battle
ships, continue their work in s the
straits. Daily aeroplaho flights have
verified the excellent results achieved
by the bombardment on March 18. A
renewal of the attack ts imminent.".
Men Not Daunted by
Heavy Casualties.
Troops Do Not Share in Com
plaints Heard From Home. ,
Going Agaliift tJemiHiis Inxteud
FlEliling Defensive Action In
Wok-ome Chance Tommy At- (
kins' Spirit Are Hljrh. .
IWar ;orrepond,nt of the A""citrl
Trefs wllh the Hrlluii Army In Fram e. I
FRANCE, via London. March 28. Whll"
the world is eager for news, (lay after
day may pass at the front wllh no news
except of desultory artillery and rifle,
fire, which is the normal existence. sn
when seme supreme effort is made.
Next to having witnessed tho bal.le
of Nuvt Chaptlle. the mojt Intercsthm
thing to a correspondent Is a liluht
spent in the new British line of works
which defend that section of the fUell
toin earth that the Hrlllnh won sn.l
hold against all German efforts at re
covery. Islt ot Jlndr l I'eace.
Such a visit, tniide alone, without
automobile or other accessories, proved
to be no Idyl of peaceful security.
The Gernmns were Riving a hcllln
along the avenues of approach to the
British line at the edge of the village;
stray bullets cracked against tho shat
tered vlllnge waifs, and when the cor
respondent left their cover he with
in 300 or 400 yards of tho German
Yet the most cheerful spot where the
British flag flies is here. Though rumora
come from London of complaint over
the heavy cost of the victory, the offi
cer or man at the front who takca that
view ia yet to be found. Thry know
the situation and aro prepared to pay
the price .which success requires. Tli .,
point they make la that they have been
able to make a gain wlthchit any heavier
losses than the Germans, who yielded.
Forward Hlmtairlt F.cogrir,
"A lot of our fellows were killed."
said a soldier. "But this time It was
in pushing the Germans, Instead of
trying to hold them back. You can't
realize, sir. unless you have been In
it from Mons. how that bucks you up."
My host in the breastworks was n
captain who the previous day had re
ceived a shot throuKh the arm, and
although officially reported wounded,
remained In his mud-spattered uniform
on duty, with no bod except n rubber
sheet laid on the wet earth. Ills rela
tives. in England may worry about h I in.
but he does not worry about himself,
although when tho war is over he
says ho is certainly going to have,
one real bath and one good meal in
London, no matter what the cost.
When it was noticed that ho h.ul no
blankets in liis dugout, th- Captain
explained that the men'a blanket were
not up yet and he wanted to enjoy no
luxury they lacked.
Trrnrbra Made lata .rsr.
Faint aureoles ot light showing
above the line of the German breast
works rose from their campfires. which
were the counterpart of the British
braziers, made by punching holes In
any sort of bucket to be found. Around
these, the men oft duty gntheie't to
keep warm and fry their bacon and
make their tea. Tirno ped rapidly as
one moved from group to irroun to chat,
everyone keeping his head below tht
parapet to avoid German bullets.
"We are standing on dead Germans."
said one soldier. "We turned their
trenches in to make graves good
trenches t'.iey were, too."
When a fusillade broke out in a di.- i
taut part of our lines at the aiun nf
some movement, the Germans in front
of us burst Into yells of derision. like
the outcries from baseball fans when
a misthrow to first 11 In a run. Liter
In the night there same Germans saw
the same phantom In the darknea and
began firing feverishly, when it he
came our turn to laugh.
Knrmlea Ksehange lladinaae.
At a point where the trenches
only 60 yards apart, an Kug I isli-Fpea k -lug
German asked when Kitchener's
army was coining. "I want this war
over," he declared loudly, "so 1 can u
'Don't get don h-luartc'd. my deal.'
Tommy Atkins called back, "jou le al
ready started, and you'll know when
the new army comes, beeaut o you will
be going faster than you want to."
At this point one could distinctly
hear the Germans talking, the com
mands f their officers and the driving
of stakes as they strengthened then
works. German rifles, helmets. cpn
and diaries were plentiful I" til"
British breastworks.
lUidy I'ound in Itlvr at A-lorin.
ASTORIA, Or, .March 28 (.Special.
The body of John Raula wa fcunl
tonlgftt In the river In tho west end of
the city. He la supposed lo have fallen
overboard accidentally. He was a na
tive of Finland, 40 ycara old. and a
fisherman. He came here from Aber
deen Tuesday and Dad been inlasinf
sine that time, 4
t -4 1.M COLIMUU KltUit.
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