Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (May 9, 1916)
VOL.. L.VI XO. 1 7,30.5.
rORTLAXD, OREGON, TI'ESDAY, 3IAY 0, 1016.
rillCE FIVE CENTS.
HE TO BEMJI!
Scrupulous Execution, of
New Policy Demanded.
U-BOAT SINKS SHIP
GERMAN CONSUL AT
MAY BE ACCEPTED
FUNSTQN TO. SEND
PEANUTS AT CIRCUS
TROOPS ON TRAIL
TWKLVE OF CREW RESCUED,
BUT BOAT WITH 14 MISSING.
HAT IS LUGHIXGLY POISED
PAYMENT TO JUDGES, HOW
EVER, MCST BE VOLUNTARY.
OVEK KING; CROWD CHEERS.
BLOCKADE IS NOT DISCUSSED
United States Refuses to En
tertain Suggestion of How
to Deal With Britain.
LANSING GIVES STATEMENT
Fact That Germany Agrees to
Modify Submarine Warfare
Basis of Acceptance.
WASHINGTON, May S.A note
cabled by Secretary Lansing to Am
bassador Gerard today for delivery to
the Berlin Foreign Office informs the
German government that the United
States accepts its "declaration of
abandonment" of its former subma
rine policy and now relies upon a
scrupulous execution of the altered
policy to remove the principal danger
of an interruption of the good rela
tions existing between the two coun
tries. With this acceptance is coupled for
mal notice to Germany that the United
States cannot for a moment entertain,
much less discuss, a suggestion that
respect by German naval authorities
of the rights of citizens of the United
States on the high seas should in the
slightest degree be made contingent
upon the conduct of any other govern
ment affecting the rights of neutrals
Reply Made to German View.
This is in reply to the concluding
statement in the-last German note to
the effect that while submarine com
manders had been ordered not to sink
peaceful freight or passenger-carrying
ships without warning or without
safety for passengers and crew, the
German government would reserve to
itself complete liberty of decision un
less the United States was successful
in Its efforts to break the British
The text of the note' follows:
"The note of the imperial German
frovernment under date of May 4, 1916,
has received careful consideration by
the Government of the United States
It is especially noted as indicating the
purpose of the imperial government asj
to the future that it 'is prepared to
do it utmost to confine the operation
of the war for the rest of its duration
to fighting forces of the belligerents'
and that it is determined to impose
upon all its commanders at sea the
limitations of the recognized rules of
international law upon which the Gov
ernment of the United States has in
Scrupulous Execution Expected.
"Throughout the months which have
elapsed since the imperial government
announced, on February 4, 1915, its
submarine policy, now happily aban
doned, the Government of the United
States has been constantly guided and
restrained by motives of friendship in
its patient efforts to bring to an
amicable settlement the critical ques
tions arising from that policy. Ac
cepting the imperial government's dec
laration of its abandonment of the
policy which has so seriously menaced
the good relations between the two
countries, the Government of the
United States will rely upon a scrupu
lms execution henceforth of the now
altered policy of the imperial govern
ment such as will remove the prin
cipal danger to an interruption of the
good relations existing between the
United States and Germany.
"The Government of the United
States feels it necessary to state that
it takes it for granted that the im
perial German government does not
intend to imply that the maintenance
of its newly announced policy is in any
way contingent upon the course of re
sult of diplomatic negotiations be
tween the Government of the United
States and any other belligerent gov
ernment, notwithstanding the fact that
certain passages in the imperial gov
ernment's note of the fourth instant
might appear to be susceptible of that
Responsibility Held Absolute.
"In order, however, to avoid any pos
sible misunderstanding the Govern
ment of the United States notifies the
imperial German government that it
Concluded ob Fas . Column 4. J
Grain Carrier Sent by M. H. Houscr
to United Kingdom Was Loaded
With Barley Worth $135,425.
LONDON. May 8. The British ship
Galgate, from Portland. Or.. January 4.
for ports in the United Kingdom, was
sunk Saturday, according to Lloyds.
The Galgate was last reported as
having- arrived at St. Michaels April
4. She was 2356 tons gross.
BREST, France. May 8. The British
four-master Galgrate, of Liverpool, was
sunk by submarine Saturday night.
Twelve of the crew were picked up by
smack and landed here. One boat
with 14 men aboard Is missing.
The British bark Galg-ate was dis
patched from Portland by M. H. Homer
and cleared December 29 for the Azores
for orders, getting away from the Co
lumbia River January 4. She was com
manded by Captain W. Griffiths and
both ship and master are well known
along the entire Coast.
Her cargo consisted of 1S1.218 bush
els of barley, valued at $135,425, and
was fully insured. She was a. steel
four-masted bark, built In 1888 and
belonged to J. Joyce & Co., Liverpool
being her home port. She was of 2356
tons gross and 2227 tons net register.
being 293.2 feet long, with a beam of
42.8 feet and depth of hold of 24.2 feet.
MILITIA TO GET AIR CRAFT
Movement to Equip Guard Extends,
Now Including SO States.
NEW TORK, May 8 The movement
to equip the National Guard with aero
planes through public subscriptions has
been extended to Indiana, Massachu
setts, West Virginia and Oklahoma, it
was announced here today by tbe Aero
Club of America, which inaugurated the
plan last Fall.
The militia of Rhode Island, whose
$25,000 has been raised, has been au
thorized to organize an aeronautic sec
tion, the club's announcement added.
Thirty states iiave now joined the
$500,000 IS GIVEN YALE
Standard Oil Director's Will Also
Leaves $350,000 to Hospital.
NEW TORK, May 8. A $500,000 be
quest to Yale University and two be
quests to the New York Presbyterian
Hospital amounting; to $350,000 are con
tained in the will of the late Charles
W. Harkness. Standard Oil Company
director, which was admitted to pro
bate here today.
The document gave no indication as
to the total value of the estate. The
chief beneficiaries are the widow, Mrs.
Mary Warden HarkneES, and other rel
ROBBER TAKES POSSE AUTO
"Pursuer Captured and Korced to
Drive Highwayman to Safety.
ADA. Okla., May 8. A robber entered
the National Bank at Francis, Okla.,
today, covered O. G. Rose, the cashier,
with a revolver and fled with about
After an exchange of shots with a
pursuing posse, the robber forced the
driver of one of the posse's automo
biles to take him in and, with a re
volver held at the Sj-iver's head, dis
appeared in the hills.
5 RIDE 173 MILES IN AIR
Hydroaeroplane Carries PasscngeH
at Speed of 106 Miles an Hour.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va., May 8. The
hydroaeroplane which flew to Balti
more Saturday with five pasengers to
day maae" the return trip from Arundel
Cove in two hours and 11 minutes.
flying the 173 miles and at times at
taining a speed of 106 miles an hour.
It at once began a flight to Wash
NAME "AMERICAN" IS TABOO
Designation of Legion in France lie
titrictcd by Britain.
TORONTO. May 8. Americana who
have enlisted for army service to Eu
rope are denied the use of the name
"American Legion," under instructions
received here today from the Dominion
government authorities at Ottawa,
This action was taken in response t
a request by the United States Govern
ment to the British authorities.
FIRE LAID JT0WAR PLOT
Grain Klevator Destroyed at Chicago
With Loss of $200,000.
CHICAGO, May 8. Fire destroyed
the Chicago Grain Company elevator
and 60.030 bushels of grain today
causing a $200,000 loss.
Clarence E. Fcx. president of the
company. Intimated that the fire might
be attributable to a war plot.
ANTIPODES SEND TROOPS
Australian and New Zealand Forces
Go to Front In France.
LONDON. May S. Australian and New
Zealand troops have arrived in France,
and have taken over a portion of the
This was announced in an official
Carl A. Luederitz Is
Held for Trial.
FEDEREL GRAND JURY ACTS
Official Accused of Getting
False Passport for Spy.
3 OTHERS FACE CHARGES
Wolfe von Igel and Two Companions
Alleged to Have Conspired to
Falsify Ship's Manifest to
Send Oil Cargo to Germany.
NEW TORK. May S. Carl A. Lu
deritz, German Consul at Baltimore,
Md., was Indicted by the Federal grand
jury here today, charged with procur
ing: a alse passport for Horst von der
Goltz, confessed spy. Another Indict
ment was handed down charging Wolfe
von Igel, former secretary of Captain
Franz von Papen, recalled German mil
itary . attache; Dr. Walter D. Schelle.
already indicted in the alleged- "fire
bomb" plot, and Gustave Steinberg, al
leged aide of Franz von Rlntelen. Ger
man agent, with conspiring: to falsify
a ship's manifest in sending a cargo of
lubricating; oil. to Germany.
PaMport Fraud Chanced.
The indictment against Consul Lu-
deritz charges that he obtained a pass
port for Von der Goftz In the name of
Bridgeman W. Taylor from the Secre
tary of State at Washington on August
24, 1914, and that on October 2 of the
same year the passport was vised by
he Italian Consul-General here. On
the following day Von der Goltz sailed
for Genoa, Italy, on board the Italian
liner Duca D'Acsta.
According to Federal officials, the
new Indictment against Wolfe von Igel
and Dr. Scheele was made possible by
the papers seized in the former office
of the recalled military attache. Von
Papen, a the t4me of Von Igel's arrest.
They allege that papers found among
Von Igel's effects chow that the freight
charges for the shipment of oil were
paid by Von Igel while acting as sec
retary to Von Papen.
Oil Billed an Fertilizer.
The indictment states that the lubri
cating oil was manufactured at the
plant of the New Jersey Agricultural
Chemical Company, of Iloboken. N. J.,
between January 1, 1915, and Novem
ber 13, 1915, and that on August 6 of
that year Dr. Scheele, as head of the
concern, arranged for the shipment of
720 bags of the oil. chemically reduced
to powder and billed as fertilizer, on
the steamship Esrom, of the Inter-
Ocean Transportation Company of
America. Inc., to Germany via Sweden.
It was in Dr. Scheele's plan that the
bombs in the "fire bomb plot were al
leged to have been manufactured.
The oil never reached its destination.
The Esrom was seized by the British
and its cargo confiscated.
The part that Steinberg played in the
(Concluded on Page 2, .Column 2.)
" ' L . " iyc, r- rt
Clowns Who Perform Funniest Be
fore " Party Find Appreciative
Spectator In Mr. Wilson.
WASHINGTON, May 8. President
Wilson went to the circus tonight.
Seated in the front row, fanning him
self and Mrs. Wilson with a palm-leaf
fan and sharing a bag of peanuts with
Secretary McAdoo, he apparently lost
nothing of the holiday spirit of the
occasion. A group of clowns who car
ried out their funniest antics Just In
front of him found a particularly ap
preciative spectator In the President,
who many times leaned back In bis
chair and laughed heartily.
When the party entered tha big tent
the crowd of several thousand rose
and cheered. As he passed one of the
rings the President took oft bis hat
and laughingly made a motion as if to
throw it in. The crowd quickly caught
the point and applauded again.
MAIN FLOOR RESERVED
All but Democratic Delegates to Be?
Seated In Galleries.
NEW TORK. May 8. Delegates and
alternates to the Democratic National
Convention at St. Louis. June 14, will
occupy the main floor of the Coliseum
exclusively, it was anounced today by
Chairman William F. McCombs, of the
National Committee. Visitors will be
restricted to the galleries and boxes.
It is said that this will be the first
time In the history of national conven
tions In this country that spectators will
not be permitted on the main floor.
Altogether, there will be accommoda
tions for 11.000 persons In the hall, 7500
of which will be for spectators.
CHIMNEY FIRE CAUTION OUT
"Don't Turn In Alarm but Telephone
Trouble,' Asks Marshal.
"Please do not send in a lire alarm
for chimney fires." The request 1
made by ire Marshal Stevens, as a
result of several alarms having been
sent in for such Urea. Instead of giv
ing an alarm, he said, people should
telephone the Are bureau, who will
send a man to the scene to watch the
(Ire and protect the house.
To call the lire bureau on a chimney
fire puts at least one station out of
service, and increases the possibility
of a disastrous fire In some other sec
tion guarded by this first company. The
same is true also of grass fires.
ANNIVERSARY IS PASSED BY
Discovery of Grays Harbor
Years Ago Is Ignored.
ABERDEEN. Wash., May S. ISpe-
clal.) Yesterday was the 124th anni
versary of the discovery of Grays
Harbor by Captain Robert Gray, but
it was not observed, most residents of
this section being Ignorant of the an
Captain Gray's stay In Grays Harbor,
according to his logbook, extended
from noon on May 7, 179 until the
afternoon of May 10 of the same year.
He called the harbor Bulflnch Bay in
honor of one of the members of the
Boston company which fitted out the
vessel Columbia for him.
THAT PERPETUAL GREASER, AGAIN !
White Star Steamship
CARGO IS CHIEFLY MUNITIONS
rf Numbers 100.
NO PASSENGERS CARRIED
Bi? Vessel Said to Be
When Attacked by
at Liverpool Yesterday.
Ql KBXSTOW via London. Mar ,
3i3o A. M The Cymric was erpHsr4
t 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. It la
reported that la till afloat and la
proceeding ts an Irian port.
LONDON. May 8. The 13.000-ton
White Star liner Cymric, which for
some time has been engaged In freight
service, has been torpedoed by a Ger
man submarine, according to advices
received here. One report says that
the Cymric was attacked In the At
lantic, and the Information of the White
Star Company at Liverpool Is that the
steamer was torpedoed about noon to
day. The Cymric left New Vork April :9
with an enormous cargo of war muni
tions. As she usually makea the voyage
from New York to Liverpool In 10 days,
she was. therefore, within a day or two
of her destination. It Is considered prob
able In the absence of definite details,
that the disaster to the Cymric occurred
off the west coast of Ireland, but
whether on the northerly or southerly
route cannot be stated.
The fate of the steamship Is not yet
known, although an early message re
celved in Ixtndon reported that the
Cymric was sinking. The crew aboard
numbered about 100 men, but the
steamer carried no passengers. -Cymric
The Cymric belongs to the Whits Star
Line and was for years In the p&ssen
ger service between New York and
English ports. She Is a 13.000-ton
vessel, 83 feet long and 4 feet beam.
She was built In Belfast In 1898.
The Cymric, when she left New York,
April 29, carried a crew of about 100,
none of whom, so far as Is known. I
an American. She was commanded by
Captain Beadnell, an Englishman.
Ship Said to Be I'narmed.
According to the line's officials, the
Cymric was in their service, denial be
Ing made that she had been taken over
by the British government. She was
unarmed and carried a general freight
It was stated by officials of the line
that the Cymrlc's cargo Included the
usual amount of war supplies which
are carried by the line's freighters.
The manifest disclosed that she had
on board 101 cases of rifles and other
L.oii"ludeci on Pbi 2, Column 3.)
Attorney-General of Washington
Says Bridegroom's Offering
Is in Form of Gift.
VANCOUVER. Wash., May 8. Spe
ciaL) A superior Judge, when per
forming a marriage ceremony. Is not
entitled to demand a fee therefor, but
it does not follow that to accept a gift
from the person being married Is
illegal, according to an opinion given
by Attorney-General Tanner.
The Attorney-General holds that tha
money given by the person being mar
rled is not a fee, so that the Judge la
not required to turn the money over
to the county.
" Mr. Tanner says: "The judge does
not receive compensation for the per
formance of these services, but performs
them gratuitously. The gift of the
money, while perhaps caused by the
marriage ceremony, is not regarded as
compensation either by the judge or by
the person paying the money. So it is
not a fee. nor perquisite of office. .
The law does not compel the superior
judge to perform marriage ceremonies,
but he Is clothed with the power if
he so desires."
Judge Back, of the Superior Court, of
Clarke County, has married several
hundred couples since his term of
office began and has been using the
money to buy a library for the office
of the superior judge and he asked
the Attorney-General for an opinion.
YUBA GOLD TO BE DREDGED
Guggrnhrims Prepare for Extensive
MARYSVILLE. Cal.. May S. (Spe
cial.) The Guggenhelms are preparing
to make the Yuba" River field the most
extensive gold dredging field In North
ern California. A number of mam
moth dredges are to be erected at
The first haulinir of dredge steel and
material began today, when three 12
mule teams departed i from Marysvllle
with 13 tons each of steel. There are
250 tons of steel and Iron to be hauled,
and the hauling will take three month.-,
it was announced.
PRETENDERS ARE ACTIVE
Several Conducting Propaganda for
Albanian Throne. .
PARIS. May . A Havas dispatch
from Athens says that severs! pretend
ers to the throne of Albania are con
ducting active propaganda.
They are said to Include Prince Cyr-
llle of Bulgaria, Prince William of
W'ed. former ruler of the country, who
has the support of Austrian; Assif
Pasha, who is supported by part of
the Albanians, and the young Turk,
Basari Bey, who contends that a Turk
should be selected as Albanian sorer
SHOT TAKEN FROM BRAIN
Ex-Highwaymen Loses Bullet
Has Carried 2S Years.
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. May . Chris
Evans, famous California ex-hlghway-man,
today submitted to the surgeon's
knife at the Sacramento County Hos
pital and a buckshot was removed
from the right side or his brain whers
it had been imbe-lded during the last
Despite the seriousness of th opera
tion and his advanced age, Evans is
expected to recover.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
The, Weather. s
VESTKRDATS Maximum temperature, B
dftrAfi. Minimum ifmperatur, 44 de
TODAT'S Shower, southwesterly winds.
Funitnn empowered to talc trail of raiders.
American cavalry swings to Bis; Bend dis
trict, rase Z-
White Star liner Cymhrlc torpedoed by Ger
man suomarine. i'age l.
Grain ship from PorMand Is sunk.
House rejects proposal for Army of 250.000.
German Consul at Baltimore. Indicted. Pat 1.
Htnit passe SSS.OOO.OOO road bill. Page
President shares peanuts at circus. Pas X.
Big complimentary vote In convention for
ex-Senator Root I predicted. Pave J.
America sends short note to Germany,
President's letter urging Brandels reveali
cabinet post waa almost ivcn. Pace &.
Germans convicted of bomb plot. Page
Oaks let out Chabek and seek new hurlers.
Yanks shut out Red Sox, 4-0. Pace 13.
Cubs win. 2-1, then lose to PVstes, 6-4.
Pacific North arret.
Washington Attorney-Oeneral save Judrsa
may accept dui not armaria marriage fee.
Washington Insurance Commissioner resigns
io escape removal ty Governor. Page
Moiiila rated high by Addison Bennett.
Commercial and Marine,
Oregon Winter wheat crop will be less than
as. year a fag it.
Chicago wbeat unsettled by selling on crop
Record pric paid for yearling steers
local stockyards. Page J 7.
Offvhcr rate s;lil hold up. Pag 14.
Portland aad Vleh-Hy.
IM re -t or of Chamber aeked to back hul'd
ing or railway io umtni valley. Pae-e
Iron Cross nails aid Teuton war sufferers.
Prorreseiva Rn1nes Men's Club enters ran
"'"i m k-i Festival queen contesi
Knishis of Columbus -ote Msrshfield for
.next convention. lag- t
Advance In price of "liver stimulates mln
inc. i-'sge .
womini Exrhtnr shows balance of 12T
via runs; year i' n aencit. rsre 20.
Vancouver soldier reports ra-1ng Mlae EI
May Harris on rivers brink. Page a.
Tather report, data and forecast. Page 1
Latest Oregon political news. Page T.
Militia Not Likely to
Be Sent to Mexico.
BORAH WANTS BIGGER FORCE
Senator Insists Carranza Can
not Protect Border.
BANDIT CHASE ON ANEW
Soolt-Ohrcgon I)isr-uclon Said . to
Tic Concerned Only In Tresent
Kxpcditlon New Pursuit Said
ti Ic Covered by Tact.
WASHINGTON, May S. Administra-
ion officials are still hopeful that ef
fective co-operation between American
and Mexican troops to exterminate the
band of Mex'.can outlaws, which raided
Glenn Springs. Tex last Friday night
11 result from the conference at El
Paso between Generals Scott and Obre-
gon. In the meantime both at the
War and State department?. It was
stated officially that General Funston
has full authority to send his troops
across the border on any hot trail.
Secretary Baker conferred with Pres
ident Wilson this evening, but he said
later (her bad been no developments
In the situation. He declined to dis
cuss what steps had been tiKm by
General Funston of what recommen
dations he had made.
.aard Kmt Likely t. Be t ailed.
Officials would n6t comment of bor
der advices saying General Funston
had repeatedly urged that his forces
be strengthened. The question of call
ing out a portion of the National Guard
Is not under immediate consideration,
however, and as the only means of
adding materially to the border guard
would be to employ coast artillery
troops as Infantry for that purpose,
there Is nothing to indicate that Gen
eral Funston's force Is to be Increased.
Senator Borah issued a statement
tonight urging that additional troops
be ordered to the border, and that any
man or party In Mrxlco which sought'
to embarrass the task of protecting
American Interests be treated as an
enemy of the country.
rarrsnsa Regarded aa Powerless.
It must be apparent to anyone at
all familiar with the situation," said
the Senator, "that Carranza cannot re
store order in Mexico; ha cannot es-
blish a government and what con
cerns ua most, he cannot protect the
The Gelnn Springs raid has served
to make clear the attitude of the State
Department regarding General Carran
x"s note suggesting the withdrawal of
the American expedition. It was stated
officially today that the agreement
suggested by General Carranza In the
first exchange of notes for a recipro
cal right to cross the border on any
recurrence, of the Columbus raid, still
was assumed to be In force.
Only the status of the present expe
dition Is Involved, it waa said, in the
present diplomatic situation and In the
Scott-Obreion military discussion at
El Paso. The right to pursue, outlaws,
who engaged in subsequent raids waa
clearly stated In the original proposal
irom carranza and If Funston's men go
serosa in pursuing the Glenn Springs
raiders, they will be covered by that
agrtoement. regardless of tha status of
General Tershlng's expedition.
Origin of Raid Investigated.
Secretary Lansing declined to ssy
what steps were being taken to in
vestigate Intimations that the Inspira
tion for the Columbus or the Glenn
Springs raids had come from the Amer
ican sida of the border. The making
of any announcement, he said, merely
would serve to block the Investigators.
Secretary Lansing forwarded repre
sentations to Carranza through Special
Agent Rodgera at Mexico City last
night, when the news of the Glenn
Springs raid was confirmed. The d
facto government waa notified of tha
facta of the raid and it waa indicated
that Mr. Rodgers was Instructed to In
form Mexican officials tbat the United
Statea assumed that they would take
prompt steps to capture and punish the
No additional information as to the
Identity of the bandits waa received.
Beyond the report of the men of the
little garrison that cheers for both
Villa and Carranza were heard, there is
nothing aa yet to say to what faction
Withdrawal May Re lrlard.
It Is regarded aa unquestionable that
tbe latest Incident will have a strong
Influence upon the time when Amer
ican troops will be withdrawn from
A request from an American oil com
pany at Tuxpam that a battleship be
sent there to protect foreign inter)
against alleged threatening action by
Carranza soldiers was referred to by
the State Department to the -American
Consul at Tamplco. He was instructed
to Investigate and to consult with th
commander of the gunboat Marietta,
now at Tamplco with the Marhias. as to
the necessity for sending a ship to
Tuxpam. All recent official reports
from tha oil region have stated that
War Department reporta today not
ed that a force of Carranza soldiers
was berng sent to San Geronimo and
.acitd on I'ac 2. Coluna 2.)