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THE SIORNIXG OREGOXIAN. FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1915.
NEW APPARATUS IS
SENT TO RAISE F-4
Five Expert Divers Ordered
by Washington to Embark
on Cruiser Maryland.
DANIELS TO LEARN CAUSE
worthy, she can be towed to the yard
The date of the Maryland's departure
has not been set.
Kccreiarv Believes Unless Men in
Submarine Were Disabled Almost
Instantly Kecords Will Sliow
, Nature of Accident.
WASHINGTON. April 1. Ucar-Ad-miral
Moore, in charge of operations to
raise the lonsr-submerged submarine
K-4 from the ocean bed outside Hono
lulu harbor, cabled to the Navy De
partment today that he was. proceed
ing with the work pending? the arrival
or a special divine apparatus and a
corps of expert naval divers from New
Apparatus was forwarded to Sa
Francisco late today to be shipped to
Honolulu on the cruiser Maryland.
Rear-Admiral Moore's dispatch said
that he "would not be able to report
any progress for several days. but
that he "was makinK preparations to
The diving apparatus is due to reach
Fan Francisco late yonday night and
the five divers were under orders to
proceed immediately to embark on the
Maryland. The divers are Gunner f. u.
Stillson and Gunner's Mates Prellishak,
Crilley. Neilson and L,ousrhman. Dr. G.
IV. R. French, who has been observing
their experimental work In Long Island
Sound for several wreks. will accom
pany this squad to Honolulu.
Diver Are Confident.
That the divers were entirely confi
dent of their ability to work on the
ocean bed 3'JO feet or more below the
surface was indicated tonight in i
statement by Secretary Daniels, al
though he said there was "considerable
risk" in diving operations at such
depth. The statement said:
"The great depth in which the F-l
lies, about 270 feet, places her outside
of the reach of ordinary diving opera
tions without the special appliances
with which this party is equipped.
Practically the only way of reaching
her with hoisting chains and slings is
by means' of sweeping wire hawsers or
chains under her, such a method being
necessarily hit or miss. When these
deep di-ers reach Honolulu It will be
possible for them, with their experience
and special appliances, to go down to
the wreck. Hoisting slings and chains
can then be attached. In such a case,
of course, there is much greater prob
ability of raising the sunken vessel.
It Ink of Operation Admitted.
'The Navy icep divers have been
down as deep a-s 274 feet in Long Island
Sound and arc confident that they can
work at a depth of 300 feet or more.
Kven with experience, however, there
Is considerable risk in diving opera
tions at such great depth.
"I am determined to do all that Is
humanly possible in order to ascertain
the- cause of the disaster, In order
to avoid a repetition of this. Unless
the accident was of surh a. nature as
to -disable the men in the boat almost
instantly, it is practically certain that
ome of the personnel would have left
records showing what happened."
Secretary Daniels, after a confer
ence with Chief Naval Constructor
Taylor and Hear-Admiral Griffin, chief
of steam engineering, issued another
statement tonight, replying to what he
considered unwarranted criticism as to
the condition of the submarine's en
pines and boilers. Mr. Paniels as
sorted that Congress had appropriated
11 the money that the department had
asked for the upkeep of submarines, j
KnfrlnrH Itegardcd mm Reliable.
"Other causes assigned for the loss
of the F-4," he said, "are that her
engines were of poor design and that
hr batteries required overhauling.
The engines are some of the first
TMescl engines provided for submarine
boats and from the nature of things
are not as good' as later engines, but
they were in every way reliable and
in pood working condition.
"The most recent reports from the
F-4 show thst both engines were in ex
cellent condition during a 48-hour run.
As to the batteries, a report of Jan-
nary, 1113. the last one on record, says
that an overhaul had been completed
nd that the batteries were in good
"An abundant supply of battery ma
terlal was in store at Honolulu, so
that there was no reason why the bat
tcries should not have been in splendid
condition at the time of the accident.
AUSTRIA PROTESTS BILL
Pennsylvania Compensation Measure
Is Declared Discriminating.
WASHINGTON", April 1. The Austro-
Hunftarian Embassy presented today
to the State Department a note calling
attention to the workingmen's com
Densation bill pending before the
Pennsylvania Legislature "as being in
violation of the treaty of 1S29 between
the United States and Austria-Hungary.
The contention was made that
discrimination against foreigners would
Objection was made to that section
which provides that non-resident
widows or children of alien workmen
would receive only 65 per cent as much
compensation as those of American
workmen, and also to that section
under which no compensation would
go to non-resident parents or other de
pendent relatives of alien workmen.
BREAD SHUNNED FOR CAKE
Berlin Tcople "Who Find Subterfuge
to L fcc Flour Are Warned.
BERLIN". March 11. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) Those who
have been unable to adapt their appe
tites to the new style of bread in use
in Germany may have taken advantage
of the rule allowing a certain percent
age of white flour to be used in cake,
and are eating so much of the latter
that the Mayor of Berlin bas issued
warning to them.
He declared that the permission to
use flour in cake does not indicate i
permission to use cake without restric
tion. and eaid that this substitute for
bread must be eaten sparingly. The
continuance of the hab.lt of using cake
without limit, lie said, will bo followed
by action on the part of the authori
GERMAN VESSEL ESCAPES
Steamer With Supplies Believed for
Warships Leaves Spanish Port.
MADRID, via Faris, April 1. Tele
grams received here today irom jas
Palmas. Canary Islands, say that the
Hamburg-American steamer Macedonia
has succeeded in making her escape
and evading British cruisers, and
sailed for South American waters. The
Macedonia Is laden with supplies be
lieved to be intended for German war
The Macedonia interned at Las Pal
mas November 13. She was reported
to have slipped out of the harbor there
March 18, but this was denied, and sub
sequently there were conflicting re
ports about her.
"CLEAN UP WEEK' IS FIXED
Oregon Citv Organizations Plan to
Include Other Towns.
OREGON C1TT, Or.. April 1. (Spe
cial.) The week beginning May 4 will
be dedicated to cleanliness in Oregon
Mayor Jones today issued a procla
mation fixing the date or "clean-up
week" and the Live Wires of the Com
mercial Club, the Woman's Club and
he Citv Council will unite in a cam
paign for municipal cleanliness.
Surrounding communities, uiaastone.
Canemah, Willamette and Mount Pleas
ant, will be asked to join Oregon City
and West Linn in the campaign.
CLOTHES on parade
in shop windows show
comparatively few points of
difference. The time for comparison
is af teiN a month of service of everyday wear
and tear. Then fine tailoring asserts itself. The
mediocre is exposed at its face value. From
loom to finished product
are the result of careful, conscientious effort of
men who have grown up in their trade. Stein
Bloch Smart Clothes are tailored not pressed
into shape and maintain the qualities of fine
tailoring long after the commonplace has been
forgotten. We are anxious to show them to you.
Morrison at Fourth
ORPHANS FIND HOST
Idaho Building Proves Haven
to Frisbie Victims.
DREAD PUT IN WATER TRIP
Wonderful Day at Fair for Wards of
Vallejo Home Is Starred by Fear
Inspired by Accident on Bay
as Night Is Falling.
Cashmere Officials to Pay Bills.
WRATCHEE. Wash., April 1.
SDecial.) Former city officials of
Cashmere will be forced to reimburse
Cashmere for approximately 600 in
water, lights and power bills. The
itv records show that in March, 1911,
the Council, by a resolution, voted free
water, light and power bills. The
icials. An investigation has shown
that the Council had no right to no
this. One has paid 160.
as. indeed, mere is no evidence mat
thry wore not. Therefore, nothing
within the knowledge of the Navy De
partment warrants any doubt as to the
condition of the engines or batteries of
PTVIXG TVBE PASSES TESTS
Salvage Work at Honolulu Not to
Wait for Help From .Mainland.
HONOLULU, T. H.. April 1. Re
prated tests were made today of the
diving tube constructed by engineers
Tor the purpose of facilitating the
work of raising the submarine r -which
has been lying since a week
ngo today on the bottom of the ocean
Just outside the harbor here.
Two divers experimented with the
apparatus in the harbor today, going
iotvn to considerable depths. It is
understood that the tube proved sat
isfactory and it is expected that the
divers will use it tomorrow at the
spot where the F-4 is believed to hare
Lieutenant C. E. Smith, commanding
the submarine flotilla here, is engaged
in assembling the salvaging material
available in this port and organizing
his forces for deliberate and thorough
operations. Work will be begun, it is
raid, before the divers and apparatus
arrive from the mainland.
A movement was begun in Honolulu
today to raise a relief fund for the
families of the crew entombed In the
submarine. Public memorial services
will be held after the bodies are re
covered. mnSER IS ORDET.BD SOUTH
Maryland to Take Towing Apparatus
for Vse If Neccsary.
VALLEJO. Cal.. April 1. The United
States cruiser Maryland, now at the
Mare Island Navy-Yard, received orders
tfKiay to proceed to Honolulu with a
wrecking party to aid in the raising of
the United States submarine F-4, which
disappeared in the harbor there last
The Maryland will take on board the
four gunners' mates ordered here from
the New Tork Navy-Yard yesterday,
sent by the Navy Department as experts
to assist in raising the submarine.
The cruiser will be equipped with
tawing apparatus so that if the sub
marine, when raised, is found to be sca-
Brolhcrs and Sisters Get $800,000.
A rPLETON, Wis.. April 1. Three
brothers and two sifters of Mrs. A. W.
Patten, wife of the millionaire paper
manufacturer, who died 13 years ago.
will share equally in the division of
her estate, valued at upwards of $800,
000. .Mrs. Patten's death occurred
two days ago. She left no will. The
brothers and sisters, nearest heirs, will
receive about 1170.000 each.
California Oats Go to Australia.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 1. The
steamer Waitcmata, which sails for
Australia tomorrow, carries 1000 tons
of California oats for the Australian
government. This is the flrt time in
years that California oats have been
shipped to Australia.
BT ANNE SHANNON MONROE.
AL EXPOSITION. San Francisco, Cal.
March 30. (Special.) The Idaho build
ing played Good Samaritan to the res
ued passengers of the General Frisbie
last night. The thoughtful hostess,
Mrs. Ridenbaugh, had tea and coffee
served to each of the -00 who were
tumbled out of lifesaving boats into
her care. The experience was tragic
for the children, particularly the
little orphans from the Good Templars'
Home at Vallejo.
They had had a wonderful trip
across the bay, a wonderful day, with
many treats. The Zone was open to
them with its popcorn, peanuts. Ex
position candy and untold other good
"eats." Everything was- provided tne
children. This is a children's fair as
much as it is anyone's else and there
are more things to amuse and en
lighten children than were ever be
fore gathered together. All the pro
cesses of industry are made fascinat
ing aside from the obvious amusement
contrivances. The children had en
joyed everything with the eager hearty
abandon that means tired bodies and
sleepy heads by nightfall. The Gen
eray Frisbie took them aboard shortly
before 9 and the little tots already
were falling asleep over each other's
shoulders and with heads in older, laps
when the boat grounded on a reef. -Children
Sent Into I'anlc.
The impact sent a shudder through
her from stem to stern, and sent pas
sengers sprawling to the floor. The
children wakened out of a half-sleep,
sent up terrific screams that were
heard in the Oregon building and by
the crowds on the Marina watching,
the night illuminations.
The battleship Oregon quickly was
to the rescue with tenders, but the
screaming of terrorized children, hys
terical women and commands of men
trying to keep order continued until
the lifeboats began getting them off
the Frisbie. Fifteen minutes after the
grounding, lifeboats were at their side,
but it must have seemed a long 15
minutes to the little passengers, who
did not Tcnow just what was happen
ing. They were tumbled ashore direct
ly in front of the Ioaho building, and
Mrs. Ridebaugh, with her calm kind
ness and her hot drinks, did much to
restore nerves and confidence.
It was pitiful to see the little or
phans. who had no mother's skirts to
cling to or mother's laps to hide,little
heads in, clinging to one another, and
looking, big-eyed and helpless, on the
throngs of people who passed by, as
they waited, piled onto auto cars, or
In the Idaho buildings for the next
move in their night's adventure.
Second Trip on Water Dreaded.
It was midnight before another boat
was in readiness to receive them ror
the journey home; and sleepy and tired
as the children were, they dreaded go
ng again on the water. A little Irish
girl with flashing eyes ' and many
freckles demanded, when I had ex
plained that the captain would be so
careful this time, "Can he see right
down into the water all the way?" She
had no Idea of going back on that
water unless the captain would "watch
his steps" most vigilantly.
Many children were there from val
lejo homes, with a teacher or older
chapcrone, and over and over people
remarked: "Those poor mothers in val
lejo; won't they be terribly worried
tonight!" And the telephone of the
Idaho and Oregon buildings were in
constant service taking messages of
All right" to distracted parents who
might, have heard of the disaster; but
some way my heart went out most to
the huddling babies who had no
mothers to be worried, who could only
cling to one another and look help
lessly at the throngs that regarded
them. Life was just as dear to every
one of them, even though there were
no mother or father waiting anxiously
for the "all right" word.
NEW METHOD IS URGED
AD'ISTMEKT ROOMS IS PLA.X OF
Early Aberdeen Expressman
ABERDEEN, Wash., April 1. (Spe
cial.) Isaac Beemer, one of the early
Aberdeen expressmen and a resident ot
the city for SO years, died this morninj
from blood poisoning, which was be
llevcd to have resulted from a bunion.
Beemer was 62 years old. Besides f
widow, six brothers and a sister sur
vive. All except his brother James live
Spain Extends Its Embargo.
MADRID, Spain, April 1. Supple
menting its order of March 12 prohib
iting the exportation of certain food
products, tho government today issued
decree forbidding the exportation ot
the following articles: Iron, steel, tin.
sulphur, aluminum, antimony, ammo
nia, rubber, mineral oils ana forage.
Texas Elbertas Killed by Frost.
AUSTIN, Tex.. April 1. Recent frosts
and cold weather virtually have de
stroyed the Elbcrta peach crop in
Texas, according to reports here today
to the Texas Department of Agricul
exclusive articles for men imported especially for easter
Study of Schools IteveaU Benefit of
Separate Instruction for ITnoflnally
Bright or Dull Pupils.
ABERDEEN, Wash., April 1. (Spe
cial.) The establishment of two ad
justment rooms In the Aberdeen gram
mar schools In which unusually dull
or exceptionally bright students would
be placed and receive individual help
favored by the Superintendent of
Schools. Mr. Miller believes that these
rooms would keep about 7 per cent of
grammar school students from falling
and would help about 5 per cent to
jump a grade. His assertions are based
upon a' five months' study of conditions
in tho grammar schools of Aberdeen.
out or 1563 students in the mm-
mar schools, I believe 112 could have
been kept from failing and St have
skipped a grade had adjustment rooms
Deen maintained last year." savs Mr.
Miller. "Two teachers could have han
dled these 196 pupils, for each would
be in the rooms less than two months.
The trouble with our present system
that it is much harder to train
grade than to lose one, and a grade
once lost seldom can be made im"
Figures show that about one-third nr
the students who begin school here
complete the eighth grade and
that only ftbout one-third of those who
completo the eighth grade ever grad
uate from high school.
GERMANS LOSE AUS, AFRICA
Great Britain's Troops Occupy Im
portant Trading Station.
LONDON. April 2. The Union of
South Africa troops have occupied Aus,
an important trading station in Ger
man West Africa, according to Reuter s
Garub, Southwest-Africa correspondent.
Aus is in Luderic Land, 49 miles east
of Angra Pepuena Bay.
(If empties returned.)
ALL $1.50 WINES reduced to . . . Gallon S5
OLD VINTAGE, a $2 wine Gallon $1.15
.CREAM OF CALIFORNIA, oldest and
best Gallon 1.45
You may choose of Port, Sherry, Angelica, Muscatel, Claret,
Zinfandel, Burgundy, Riesling and Sauterne.
Five different WELL-KNOWN
whiskies 1 Bottle 65
SUNNY BROOK, bottled in bond Bottle 79
CREAM RYE Bottle 79c
KING HILL, 8 years old Bottle $1.05
PRINCE ALBERT, smooth as
velvet Bottle $1.15
$3.00 WHISKIES selling now at. .Gallon 2.25
OLD KENTUCKY, a $3.50
whiskey , Gallon $2.45
SUNNY BROOK Gallon $2.90
KING HILL, Pride of Kentucky. .Gallon $3.45
PRINCE ALBERT, a $6 whiskey Gallon $3.85
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ow Often Have You Said
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