Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 14, 1918, Image 1

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U-Boats 'Make Deadly
Record in Year.
Ratio cf Vessel Losses Will Be
Changed In 1918.
Jtavac-s of submarine- lo He .Male
riallr t lin ked Tlil Stammer, Ac
ronllng to F.xprcsstona of
Daniel and Jrllk-oc.
WAStllXilTON". FrK IJ. Ship tons
"ag mnk by submarines In l17 was
tscwrly three limn as irtml as lha total
production In Ih I'nlted States and
i;rl Britain during that year.
This was disclosed today by th. an
rnnncfmrnf of Aitrw llonr Law.
4'hanrellor of the Kxchequer. In th
Iirittsh KmiM of I'nmnwns that Great
1'ritaln produced only 1.13.47. tona of
hipping laat year.
The output In th l'nlt.d mates waa
fH.::3 tons, making a total combined
1anar of I.4.;. wntle sinkings
by submarines last year generally are
reckoned al .oon.v ton.
(tnlnrlki Data laeaaplet.
While eomplete figures on construc
tion In Japan. Italy. France and other
anions In 11? art not yet available,
fftrlmla her do not bllv their ag
gregate equaled the total of the I'nlted
states. If that la the case, submarine
inking more than doubled all new
tonnaar produced.
Both American and Britten officials
expect a very different atory .n 1911.
however. 1 ne t'nrlad States and Great
Jiritaln are speeding up their shipping
programmes and naval officials In both
countries have confidently predicted
that th so bm trine will be curbed thla
Uat recti tm Fad.
Hcrtary Daniels believes that f
f.ctnal results will b obtained In tb
ary stammer.
Admiral fir John R. Jelll former
chief of the British naval taff. re
cently predicted that by August It
could be said that th submarine men
ace I killed- However, he pr Meted
stark montha before that time.
The output of snip tonnaa In the
l'nlt.d Dials In 191 has been various
ly estimated at from 3.5a.0 tona to
tons, with Phlpptng Board of
ficials confident that at least J.SOO. not)
tona will be completed. No estimate of
.rel Britain's output haa been re
ceived, but that country I expected to
materially Increase Its HIT figure.
Jepaa apeed I p.
Japan's operations Just now ar ham
pered by lack of steel, but thla handi
cap Is expected soon to be overcome
and that country also is expected to In Its output this year.
Ifh.r countries ar hulMtng few
LONDON. b, 13. Nineteen British
merchantmen were sunk by mln or
submarines in the last week, according
to the Admiralty statement tonight.
Of the.e 11 were vessels of ! tons
or mora and sis war under that trm
aace. Three fishing craft also were sunk.
The loss to shipping In the
pas! week showa a considerable In
crease over that of the previous week,
which totated li ye.!s. tea of them
over 4 tons. Ir. the preceding three
weeks th loee.s were eight, eight and
li respect tvelj.
AN ATLANTIC lt)KT. Feb. 13 An
nertt-an steaminp arriving here to
reported having sunk a German
submarine in the Mediterranean Jan
uary It last, after a running fight. The
atcamer was not hit.
on the return to) ace. the same craft
was attacked In th .Mediterranean by
two submarines. One was sighted off
the bow of the steamer and when the
captain attempted to ram the undersea
boat. It submerged and made off. At
t'i same time th gun crew fought off
anothrr submersible from the stern.
The crew of the vessel reported that
Itritljrt patrol boats captured two aub-
rnartn.s off the Canary Islands on Jan
uary T.
MADRID. Feb. IJ The Spanish
atcamer Ceferlno haa been aunk by a
submarine near Ferro Island, on of
th Canary group.
wesaaera C re w Saved.
All th members of tha crew were
saved. They were towed by the sub
marine to tb port of La L'staca la th
MADRID. Feb. IS Th Italian Am
bassador to Spain called upon the Mar
quis I Alhucemas. the Spanish Pre
mier, lat yesterday, and gave him 'all
available Information wnu-h had been
collected by Italy regarding the torte
doing of th Italian steamship Duca dl
Th Ambassador requested that he
given whatever details tb Mnantsh
aathormes hav and waa Informed
that th lnvestigat!bn at Valencia had
pot yet been completed.
ablaw CMatdera aiaklaga.
Tb Spanish Cabinet met today to
eoaslder tha airklnga of th Duca dt
Llralrnant Wraj, of Io .nscles.
and Cadet Porter, of Long Island,
Are Killed on HU-ks Held.
FORT WORTH. Tx. Feb. IJ. Thre
more fatalities, dua to two separate
crashes, were added today to the ever
lengthening ro;i of deaths at Hicks
Flying Field. IJ mliea from Fort Worth.
The dead are:
Lieutenant Peyton C. March, son of
the newly appointed acting chief or
stalT of th l'nlt.d states Armf.
First Lieutenant J. L. Wray. a natlv
Canadian, but who had resided for
Jears at Ixs Angeles. CaL
Cadet Flyer R. Porter, whose father
Is R. A. Porter, a JewHer of Lone
"iJeitenant Msrch crashed one thou.
and feet Into the airdrome at Hicks
Field Tuesday afternoon. He died today
at the base hospital at Camp Bowie.
lieutenant Wray. who was 32 years
old. and Cadet Porter. S3, crashed at
II o'clock today four mltea from Hicks
Field. A party of cadets from B
brook saw them plans, earthward and
hurried to th. scene, arriving only a
few moments after th machine almost
burled Itself tn the sod. Th bodies of
the IJeutenant and the cadet were
pinned beneath the wreckage.
How control waa lost of either ma
chine never will be fully known, but
each plane waa seen to' plunga into a
dlv. one of the most dangerous
pligbta In which a flyer ran be placed.
and which has caused most of tb fa -
talltiea at th aviation camps ut
Fort Worth.
wisiiivnTOX Veb 11 Army oftl-
errs attribute the growing frequency
of fatal accidents at th military avia -
tion schools largely to the fact "hat
arge numbers of the thousanda of
.indents are Just reaching the stage
of qualifying aa fighting flyers. The
student officer must go through all tha
perilous maneuvcra be might have to
execute at the front-
There ar many thousanda of stu-
denta at more than a acore of training
stations, and the percentage of serious
accidents so far haa been regarded aa
gratlfyingly small.
Clackamas County Agent Incenocd
al Torpedoing of Tu-canla.
o':K;t.N CITT. Or.. Feb. IJ. (Spe
cials Angered al th torpedoing of
the Tuscanla. because 23 of his former
college matea were on th ahlp. and
grieved over th death of his chum.
William (-Blckl") Williams, who went
down with tha Ill-fated vessel. R. G.
("Dick") Werner, county agricultural
agent. Is going to the front and leaves
Friday. He has enlisted In Base Hos
pital I'nlt No. 4. He will be succeeded
by Wallace L. Kadderly. who haa been
assistant state leader of county agenta. I
Mr. Werner determined aom months I
aao to enter th Army, but waa induced I
by the state and I'nlted States authorl-I
ties to stay at his post. He expecta to I
be In Frajc within two months.
Swiftly Falling Temperature Turns
Ha in Into Snow Storm,
Chilly weather yesterday turned
drtxzle of rain into a genuine snow I
storm as nlsht came on. At 7 o'clock I
th big flakes began their descent, and!
In a short lima th downtown streets
sera avenues of slush. With th ad
vent of th storm th temperature I
dropped to it degree.
Thouah th snowfall melted rapidly I a
In tb downtown section, suburban die- I
trtcts. on loftier belghta. donned their I
coat of spotless whit for the second I
time thla Winter, and gav promts of I
sled. ling for th children.
Th prediction of Weatherman Wells I
for today Is rain or snow.
llirt Brother lo Grow Vegetables
on Independence Property.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 11 (Special.)
Information which haa been received I
her la to th effect that th great I
llor.t Brothers hop ranch near Inde-1 t
penlenre. said to be on of the largest I ,
in the world, will be converted largely!
into a vegetable ranch hnd that tbe I
dryers will b used for evaporation ofl
It Is stated that 400 acrea of the I
ranch are to be leased for vegetable I
W. F. Conn Victim of Revolver in I
Own Hands: Cause Unknown.
CLINTON, la, Feb. 13. W. F. Coan.
stat counsel for tha Lincoln Highway I
Association and prominent Clinton I
banker, killed himself this afternoon.
Mr. Coan discharged a pistol which
bad been lying under the teller's win- I
dow, sending a bullet Into his brain.
Whether the act waa Intentional or I
accidental has not been determined.
California Send Shipment id Eng-I
land for Rehabilitation.
HOLLIoTER, Cal.. Feb. 13. Two tons
of garden seed, one of many similar
shipments to the British government I
for use tn rehabilitating agriculture.
left her loday by express for New I
Tork. whence It will be transported tj
Committee Elects by
Perfect Harmony Restored
After Early Storm.
Miwm Leader Credited With Feat of
Sending to Junk Heap Doom
That Had Been Launched
for Iowa Man.
(Stjff correspondent of the Chicago Herald.)
ST. I.OU1S. Mo.. Feb. IS. (Special.)
Will II. Hays, the original "Live
ire ot inaiana. wnnse aciivum pi
I the Hoosier atate In the Hughes column
1 i uij, waa elected by acclamation
(ar u Xaln, chlrn1lin the Re
All th atorma biew over and all was
I peaceful as a Red Cross knitting circle,
I John T. Adama. of Iowa, whose pro-
. utte.-ncea before America en-
withdrew fiom tn race and nomin
ated Mr. Hays.
No other candidate waa named which
roada it unanimoua for Hays. He l.i
! Kepublican stale chairman In Indiana
and also chairman of the Indiana State
Council of Defense.
After that the committee proceeded
to what speaker termed "a complete
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xecutlve commit
tee, among them Mr. Adams, arose
one by one and resigned to give the
new chairman a free hand. The next
executive committee will be named at
the next meeting of the National com
mittee. I'pkaaa Chosen Tresssrer.
- Fred W. Upham, of Chicago, was
elected National treasurer of th party.
to succeed Cornelius V. Bliss. Jr., who
resigned on account of his Red Cross
Mr. Upham handled finances In the
Weat In the Taft campaign of 190S, am.'
again during the Hughes campaign.
ueorge it. nriaon. or -ew lorn, was
put up, but Upham ran away with the
of flee, getting 34 votes to 13 for Shel-
K. P. Thayer, of Indiana, was made
sergeant-at-arms of the party, to suc
ceed the late Colonel William F. Stone,
veteran of many campaigns. James B.
Reynolds, of Washington, was re-elect
ed secretary.
Adaau Haa Vetbl.g tm Do.
Mr. Adama remains in his old place as
vice-chairman. liut the leaders point
out that the holder of this Job has
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Conduct of Men Abroad Excellent,
but Conditions in France Re
quire Increasing; Vigil.
WASHINGTON, Feb. .13. Gene
Pershing has recommended to the War
Department that the number of Chap
lains In the Army be increased for the
While the conduct of the expedition
ary forces haa been excellent, the Gen
eral said, fortitude born of great cour
age and lofty spiritual Ideas is required
to overcome entirely conditions found
in France, and it is his desire to sur
round tha men with the best influence
"In the fulfilling of its duty to the
Nation," aaid General Pershing's cable
gram, made public tonight, "much is
expected of our Army and nothing
should be left undone that will help
in keeping it up to the highest stand
ard of efficiency. Counting myself re
sponsible for the welfare of our men
in every respect it is my desire to sur
round them with the best influence pos
sible. In the fulfilment of this solemn
trust it seema wise to request the aid
of the churches at home.
Men selected should be of the high
est character, with reputations well
established as sensible, practical, active
ministera or. workers accustomed to
dealing with young men.' They should
be in. vigorous health, as t"ir services
will be needed under mosi trying cir
cumstances, i
"It is my purpose to give the Chap
lains' Corps through these forces a defi
nite and responsible status and to out
line, direct and enlarge their work into
co-operative and useful aid to the
Bill lo Give Farmers Greater Profit
Introduced in Senate.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. A bill to
fix the price of wheat for the 1918
crop at not less than $2.75 a bushel. In
stead of $3. a8 now provided, was in
troduced today by Senator McCumber,
Republican, of North Dakota, and re-
feried to the agriculture committee.
The Senator said tbe price of materials
and labor had become so high that
something must be done to Increase
he profits of the farmers and Induce
hem to increase production.
Senator Gore, Democrat, of Oklahoma.
also Introduced an amendment Increas
ng the Government's guaranteed price
$2.50 a bushel.
Doctors Report Patient Weak, but
Condition on Whole Satisfactory.
NEW YORK, Feb. 13. A marked im
provement in the condition of Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt was announced at
Roosevelt Hospital this afternoon. He
passed a comfortable night and awak
ened at 7 o'clock greatly refreshed.
Mrs. Roosevelt. cpcnt some time early
in the day at the bedside.
A bulletin Issued early this afternoon
"Doctors Martin and Duel report very
stalsfactory progress of Colonel Roose
velt. He is. of course, weak, but on the
whole his condition la most satisfac
tory." i
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Non-Partic7,n Official to
. aKen Soon.
Light Thrown on Alleged Mob-
bing of Attorney.
Citizens of Lakefield Rally When
Manahan Says He Will Use
His Influence With Farmers
of That District.
LAKEFIELD, Minn., Feb. .-(Spe
cial.) Following tha conviction last
night of Joseph Gilbert, manager of
the Non-Partisan League, on a charge
of creating an unlawful assembly.
Sheriff Lee, of Jackson County, has
gone to the Twin Cities with a war
rant for A. C. Townley, president of
the National Non-Partisan League,
charging him with conspiracy to dis
courage enlistments.
Now that somebody else is telling
about them, new light is betas: thrown
on the circumstances of James Mana
han's departure from Lakefield Monday
night, after citizens of Lakefield, re
acting to threats charged to Manahan,,
responded in kind and moved tha coun
sel for the Non-Partisan League to
hurry out of Lakefield.
Mb Attack Alleged.
Accounts of the circumstances at
tributed to Manahan included asser
tions of attack on him by a mob of 500
Manahan was in Lakefield defendin
Gilbert, manager of the league. Dur
ins the course of a statement by Man
ahan, the attorney threatened to have
the town boycotted by the - farmers,
men In the audience said.
This angered the citizens and many
gathered around Manahan and Nel
Johnson, league organizer, threatenin
them. Johnson left the town on his
own accord.
Guard Left, at Lakefield.
Sheriff Lee returned to the county
seat of Jackson County today, leaving
15 deputy sheriffs at Lakefield.
Non-Partisan League headquarters
Issued statements giving their version
of the Lakefield affair and condemning
some of the public officials.
T was in Lakefield as legal counsel
for a client who was on trial foran
.lleged misdemeanor," ManaHan'a state.
ment says. "While acting in this ca
pacity just after I had conducted an
auction to raise funds for the Red
Cross I was assailed by a mob.
Rights Declared Violated.
The peace officers of that county
gave me to understand they could not
protect me that I had better leave
town and stay away. I was forced to
leave my client In the midst of a trial
(Concluded on Pace 4. Column 3.
Officials Say Voting Woman Con
Spired With Ogden Pastor to
Compass Escape of Germans.
SALT LAKE CITT, Utah. Feb. 13.,
Charged with rifling the United States
mail and with violation of the espio
nage act. Miss Augusta Minnie Deckman,
said to be the fiancee of Ernest A.
Leybold, an interned enemy alien, was
arrested late this afternoon fn the of
fice of the Federal censor at the war
prison headquarters at Fort Douglas.
The arrest of Miss Deckman brings
to light the fact, officials say. that it
was she who wrote the note .which Rev.
B. Henry Leesmann, Ogden, Utah, pas
tor, was caught in the act, it is charged,
of attempting to smuggle into the
civilian sect on of the compound last
Sunday night.
Both Miss Deckman and Leesmann
were arraigned late today on the
charge of violating the espionage act
and pleade not guilty. Both were held
in the sum of $2000.
According to the officers. Miss Deck
man has been the outside agent in a
plot that had for its purpose the de
livery from the compound of Leybold,
Alvo von Alvensleben, the Kaiser's for
mer financial agent in British Colum
bia, and a number of -other dangerou
enemy aliens held In the war prison
With the arrest .of Miss Deckman,
two new tunnels were found today in
the prison camp through which the
interned" prisoners were seeking to dig
their way outside the enclosing fence.
The woman has been under surveil
lance since last Summer, immediately
following the arrest of Leybold von
Alvensleben and William Schlocterberg
and others, who were caught in Seat
tie and interned as dangerous agents
of the German government.
Miss Deckman said she was born
in Schleswig-Holstein, a German pos
session in Denmark, bhe is zo years
Prominent Dentist Resident of Port
land for Nine Years.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 13. (Special.)
Will F. Skiff. 65, a-prominent dentist
of this city, died at hia home on Fair
mount Hill here tonight. He was a
native of Salem and with the exception
of one and one-half . years spent in
California and nine years in Portland,
had resided here all his life. He re
tired from business about a year and
a half ago. He had been ill for some
For many years Dr. Skiff was active
in many ways in Salem's civic life and
was one of the best-known residents
of this section.
Chicago Bakers Find Substitutes as
Costly as Wheat Flour.
CHICAGO, Feb. 13. Because wheat
flour "substitutes are as costly and hard
to secure aa wheat flour itself, Chicago
bakers have again raised the price of
bread, 9-cent loaves advancing to 10
cents and 13-ccnt loaves to 15 cents.
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 44
degrees; minimum temperature, 31 de
srees. TODAY'S Rain or snow; moderate finds,
mostly southerly.
General Pershing: asks additional chaplains
be sent to France, i age l.
Submarines in 1917 sank three times as much
ship tonnage as was built. Page 1. -
Three -aviators killed In mishaps on Hicks
flying field. . Page.l.
French raid German trenc'f s at several
points, capturing prlaonerp Page 2.
Great crowd in Paris court hears prosecutor
demand death penalty on Bolo. Page 3.
Italians A-elcome America In war as factor
for success. Page 3.
liertllng and Czernin declared In collusion
to destroy unity ot allies. Page i.
Hoover's success in accumulating meat sup
plies tor all es amazes British. Page 4.
National. t
Republican National Committee elects Hays,
the Indiana live-wire, cnairman.
Page 1. ,
uomesiie. . . a
Supposed fiancee of interned alien arrested
for conspiracy. rage i. .
American loss in Tuscania disaster unof
ficially placed at liO. Page 0. r
Railroad employes ask wage increases that
would amount to S-',WM),wu annually.
Pags 4.
Llvrng conditions In stockyards district of
Chicago disclosed as difficult owing to
low wages. 4 Page i.
Sheriff on trail of head of Non-partlsaff
League. Page 1.
Poisoning. of 300 lambs at San Francisco
believed to be alien enemies worn, page o.
Tacifie Northwest.
Silverton girl left unconscious by masked
man woo steals her nair. rags i.
Flaher to manage Portland 1918 baseball
team- Pags 14.
Franklin de'eats C. B, B. C. In Interschol-
fcstio basketball game. Page 14.
Good boxing card promised for February
JO. Page 14.
Commercial and Marine.
Beginning made In educating shlpworkers
for big task aneaa. page 10.
Produce Inspection service Is oelng ex
tended to pacuic uoasi. page iv.
Corn stronger with improved shipping fa
cilities. Page is.
Early gains in stocks wiped out by profit-
taking sales, rage la.
Portland and Vicinity.
Enemy aliens In Oregon carefully watched.
says Baraett in. uoinatein. Page s.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 19.
Registration figures show two-thirds of vot
ers call, tnemseives republicans, page u.
ven Injured in series of motorcar accidents.
Page .
Oregon Guard praised for official work along
waterxront. page --u.
Dr. R. F. Davis says medical advisory boards
seek no pay lor services. Page 11.
Enrollment of shipyard workmen to con
tinue indefinitely, page .
State thrift campaign growing. Page 8.
Reams receives commission as as-
Miss Lillian Rosheim,
Silverton; Victim. -
Young Woman, Unconscious,
Found Lying in Puddle.
"You're Too Beautiful lo Have Such
Hair," Cries Masked Man as Ho
'Throws Girl to Ground and
Cuts Curls From Head.
SILVERTON, Or., Feb. 13. (Special.)'
Miss Lillian Rosheim, aged 16, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Rosheim, long .
and well-known residents of this city,
tonight lies in a sanitarium here In a
serious condition as the result of an
attack by an unknown masked man
who tried to steal her hair about 11
o'clock this morning one and one-half
miles out of town.
Mrs. Hugh Small, at whose home tha
girl had been visiting, found her lying
unc-nscious in a puddle of water back
of the house an hour after the attack
was made.
Man In While Mask.
The assailant wore a white mask,
Lillian said afterwards, and as she
walked out of the Small house and
w-ent around the corner she was
grabbed, thrown to the ground, her
cries for help muffled and with some
instrument the assailant cut several
curls from her head, crying:
"You're - too beautiful , to own such
fine hair."
During the fight which the girl mado
with her assailant her dress was torn
and she was seriously injured. No
further violence than the cutting of
her hair .was .attempted, she declared.
The Constable of Silverton, A. F.
Fineral, Immediately notified -the
Sheriff at Salem, who, with two dep
uties, rushed here in an automobile
with two bloodhounds, the men and
dogs taking the trail at once.
No theory has been advanced for tha
strange assault except that possibly
an insane person or a degenerate liv-
ng in the vicinity may have been
watching the girl's movements and.
lying in wait for her, timed his attack
when Hugh Small, at whose home she
had been, was in Silverton and there -were
no other men near at hand.
Small Home Isolated.
The Small home is located in a wood
ed district and there are no other
houses within half a mile. Mrs. Small
was in the house when the attack was
made, but declares there were no cries,-
or at least she heard none, and it was
not until the dog, barking loudly, at
tracted Mrs. Small's attention that she
went back of the house and found
Early, in the evening a man answer-
ng the general .description of Miss
Rosheim's assailant was seen running
across the Vields toward Scott's Mills,
and four, men from here Jumped into
an automobile and pursued him. They
have not been heard from. yet.
The girl declared that htr masked
assailant was short and wore an Army
hat and a khaki suit. a
Further examination of the girl will
be made at the sanitarium for possible
internal Injuries, it being believed by ,
Mrs. Rosheim that her daughter's back
has been wrenched.
Mr. Rosheim is a millman here.
SALEM, Or, Feb. 13. (Special.) The
latest elopnents from - the Oregon
State Hospital were Evelyn Day and E.
Skog, both male patients from Port- -
land, who left together about two
weeks ago.
One of the hospital physicians stated
tonight that Day was considered to
have some degenerate tendencies. The
men both suffered from religious hallu
cinations. Neither dressed when they
left the institution to correspond to the
description given -of the assailant of
the Silverton girl, and hospital authori
ties believe these men made their way
to Portland.
Unless we save food, we can
not win this war.
This is no exaggeration, but a
plain statement of fact.
The time has come for ' every
American home to show where it
stands not by words, but by
Let Tbe Oregonian show you
how your home can help.
Write today for the free "War
Cook Book."
This book will tell you how to
save food, save money, eat more
cheaply and eat right.
It tells you exactly what your
country asks of you, and exactly
how to do it, without sacrifice to
It contains numerous new rec
ipes and timely war suggestions.
Write DIRECTLY to Frederic
J. Haskin. director of The Ore
gonian Information Bureau,
Washington, D. C. Enclose 2-cent
stamp. .
Do. NOT write to The Orego
nian at Portland.
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