Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 15, 1918, Image 1

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Ruins of Grey Nunnery Give
Up Charred Bodies.
Further Search Likely to Make
' Number of Victims
A--, One Hundred.
Hundreds of Sick Soldiers
and Other Helpless
V. Inmates Saved.
MONTREAL, Feb. 14. Thirty
eicht children arc known to hare per
ihcl in a fire that destroyed the west
win? of the Grey Nunnery ia this city
The charred bodies of these rirtim
have beea recovered. As the aearch
of the mokinff ruin and the checking
up of survivors proceed, the belief is
crowing that the number of dead will
be materially increased. Some esti
mates of the possible mortality are
aj hitch as 10O.
All the inmate of the great build
ing except the children are beliered
to haTe escaped. They included nuns.
nursing sisters, wounded or sick sol
dicra from nrerea. aged. irk or crip
pled men and women to the number
of almost 1000.
Nans ! Heroic Service.
When th flame were discovered
la the west injr the alarm wa
quickly given and all those able to
help themselves led to places of
The heroic nans and nursing sisters
atrov valiantly to save the sick and
wounded, as well a the infants under
their charge.
Wounded Soldiers Saved.
The children were housed in the see
tion of the building where the fire
started, and the flame spread so
quickly it was impossible to save
them all.
None of the soldiers suffered in
Jury, however, although nearly 2X o
them were quartered in the building.
Some Victims Few Days Old.
The ages of the innate of the
nunnery ranged from 2 or 3 days to
almost 100 years. Many of the in
fant who died in the fire and smoka
were only a few days or a few week
The elderly inmates were housed in
another section of the nunnery and
were not immediately menaced by the
Camp Lewi Official rat Ban on
Tacosna KMabllsbmem.
CAMP LEWIS, Tacoma. Feb. 14.
? .ldrs stationed at Camp Lewis have
been forbidden to patronise ISO restau
rants, soft drink establishments, bar
ber and manicure shops In Tscoma
which were pUred on the blacklist lo
cljjr by Colonel ti. M. Masnidtr, 1'nlted
Kt.te. Public Health Hervtce. Military
police have a list of the places and
mm are stationed near by to see that
the orders are compiled with.
Some i'l establishments have been
rit.n certificates of Inspection show
tng that they have compiled with Gov
ernment requirements. As soon aa the
r-'-..-Minted places have compiled with
requirements as to sanitation they will
be granted certtftcatea. Colonel Wa
gruder said. allure of soft drink
parlors to wash (lasses with hot water
and lack of sanitation have been the
principal re.isona for closing these
places to soldiers.
Colonel cruder has charge of
sanitation of the entire section tribu
tary to Camp Lewis.
Alaska Hojs to Travel Mile lo
I'allst la t". 8. bervlce.
ABERDEFN. "Wash.. Feb. 14. (Spe
elalr A !-ml I Journey to get a
ebanco to enlist la the aviation service
has Keen started from Neaana. Alaska,
by Lawrence Vernon and a companion,
according to word received by V.mon s
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Watson Vernon,
of this city.
Tho two boys plan to go to 8aa Diego
frm Alaska. They left Nenana. for
the Alaska coast towns In a lightly,
loaded dog sled and planned to get Into
Cattle at the earliest pus. i bis moment
Machine Driven by Husband Struck!
by Another Driven by J. J. Green
berg on Eat Side.
Mrs. Edgar Heaton. JTi East Forty-
first street, sustained a fractured skull
from which she later died, early last
night, when the automobile In which
she and ber husband, who Is an engi
neer at the Hawthorne dock, were rid
I nr. collided with an automobile driven
br J. J. Greenbera-. at East Twenty
fourth and Cast Everett streets. Mrs.
Heaton was thrown to the pavement.
She was sent to L. Vincent's Hospital
by Dr. W. A. Trimble. 737 East Burn-
side street .who was jailed. She died
an hour later.
Accordln gto Mr. Heaton. he was
going weatwaro. on -t-ast tvtrtu at-reei
and Mr. Green berg was driving south
on East Twenty-fourth street. The two
BilrhlRH rm mm (Az,ih,p Anil Mr. Hea.
ton s car was thrown on the sidewalk
and against a telephone pole.
Mr. Heaton la survived oy ner Hus
band and a daughter. Mrs, G. H. Hin-
nenkarnp. 6)7 East Davis stret.
Mr. Cireenbers lives at 94S Hassalo I
James B. turner.
Feb. 14. (Special.) University flairs
are at half-mast In respect o Private
James B. Uurney. of Glide. Or, the first
unlv.rslty man to die In th service
hroogh an act of the enemy. Private
yurorir was one of the 1(4 Americans
who lost their lives In the sinking of
th troophip Tuscsnla. and were
burl.d "somewhere along the coast of
Scotland. His resting place Is marked
by a board bearing the number 0.
Private Gurney entered the unlver-
Ity as a freshman last October, but
withdrew early In December to enlist
the loth Engineers. Ills brother.
Stephen M. Uurney. was also aboard
the Tuscanla. but waa listed among the
Physicians Report Colonel Is Making
'Kemarkablo Headway."
NEW TORK. Feb. 14 Colonel Roose
velt has so far recovered from his re
cent operation that he la able partly
to sit up.
After an examination of the patient
lasting about an hour and a half today
too attending physicians Issued the
following bulletin:
"Colonel Roosevelt's condition I
steadily Improving. Ills adjustable bed
.o raised that he Is pamy sitting In
bed. He bad a restful night and Is
realty making remarkable headway.
Cablegrams of expressing
hopes for the ex-Preeldents speedy re
covery were received by "Urs. Roose
velt from President Polncare. Premier
Clemenceau and Foreign Minister Fi
ction, of France.
mvii inun tas" w saw w i as'
Extra Se.on of legislature Called
to ConMd-rr War Measure,
HELENA. Mont.. Feb. 14. An csi
session of the Montana Legislature,
called by Governor & V. Stewart to
consider war measures, opened here to
day. The Senate placed on second read
ing a measure providing for a state
nunui di uri.ii.c. , iia ii"u. i i i . . .
on second reading a bill defining sedi- I
i . , -1 t Tk. U...-
lion and imposing a fine of liOO to
810.000 and a maximum tmprosonment
of 10 years; a bill defining criminal
syndicalism, and providing a maximum
of 1 years .Imprisonment or a max!
mum fma of 8-00U. or both, and an
other bill providing for the council of
defense, similar to that In the Senate.
To make the committees non-par and expedlal legislation, they
were selected by lot.
S. P.-WIIon. of Banker-) Mortgage
Corporation, Will Lcoture.
The T. M. C. A. school In business
administration and accountancy will
be opened this evening at o'clock
with a free public lecture delivered
the T. M. C A. auditorium by S. F.
Wilson, of th Bankers' Mortgage cor
poration. The educational department
of the T. M. C A. finds there is aa
unusual demand for trained accountanta
n connection with military administra
The second semester of the pharmacy
course, to which women have been ad
mitted a a war measure, will open
next Monday evening. Many men
pharmacist have taken up military
ervlca and women In many Instances
are filling their places.
Civilians Barred at Xlght Through
Fear of Enemy Aliens.
SAN DIEGO. CaL. Feb. 14. Because
the head of th military aviation school
t North Island has refused to allow
civilian workmen to remain on the
sland all night, construction on the
new barracks and hangars baa been
Th military authoritiea fear that an
nemy alien, passing himself a a
workman, might. If allowed to remain
on the Inland at night, damage gulp
meat or secure, military Information.
Outlines Plans.
Cards on Table in Sight of A!
Indiana Idea.
Winning of War Is First Concern,
Says New Chairman; Political Ac-
tlrlty Assured, but Must lie
Open and of High Character.
.a'DIAXAPOLIS. Ind.. Feb. 14. (Spe
Mat I Th. Imllun. 11 . . (ha "i . n
door" In politics, with the cards on top
of the table In Bight of the voters, is
what "Will Hays, new Republican chair
man, proposes to apply to the G. O. P.
He Intends to wipe out 1911; to treat
the former Moose with as much constd
eratlon as If they had remained Repub
licans, and to Insist that full publicity
be given campaign funds, and that real
Itemised accounts be kept.
Since 1913 the Hoosler leaders have
brous-ht about an amalgamation of the
Republicans and the Bull Moose contin
gent that is without psrralel In other
Mates. It has been a complete absorp
tion. Hays has been the leader in
sponginK out the old lines. He Is con
sidered the man who put Indiana In
the Hughes list In lsl. and today Re
publican leaders flooded him with mes
sages expressing their delight over his
,lecllon. As the G. O. P. views It, the
National party had m fine old house
cleaning yesterday and., with the ma
chinery reorganised, the spread of the
"Indiana Idea" through all the states Is
the thing to which they may pin hopes
of breaking back Into power.
Scores of Telearmaso Car.
Score of telegrams came In. They
may be epitomised by the following
from Colonel Roosevelt:
Will H. Haa Your election meana
mora to the country and the Re
publican party thnn anything else at
this time could have meant.
Several committeemen came here to
day from tit. Louis to confer with the
new chairman. Others saw him for a
few minutes' at the station an their
trains paased through. The Indiana
crowd, which Is the best organised lit
tle machine In the country, spent the
day at the Hotel Severen fighting- the
St. Louis fight over again. There was
luncheon at m hlch Mr. Hays outlined
some of his views. One feature of the
table speeches was a declaration from
John T. King, of Connecticut, who was
T. R.'s pick for National chairman.
that he via going out Into the ODen
I'0 work for ttbe nomination of the
On Dro nopal Acut.sA wan th .
tablUhment of Dermanent hHdnii.nm
iConriud on Pane 3. Column 3.)
. fsr'lL?sZS( je ) -It
I W5 I Xs-r . I i I
Dragnet Is Now Spread to Nab
Those Who Do Not Inform Gov
ernment of Their Holdings,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. A Nation
wide dragnet is being spread by A,
Mitchell Palmer, alien property cus
todian, to locat enemy aliens who,
through ignorance of the law or mali
cious intent, fail to make report of
their property holdings to his office.
In a statement today calling on loj'al
Americans to assist the Government in
apprehending violators of the law, Mr.
Palmer gave warning that Federal
agents are searching the country from
Coast to Coast for outstanding; alien
property and that holders of uncovered
property are liable to a fine of $10,000
or 10 years' imprisonment, or bgh.
Full notice has been given ailw the
time for filing reports has been, lib
erally extended. Mr. Palmer said, and
the law will be impartially enforced
against all Its violators.
Report Says New Cases Are Less,
Although Deaths Shove Increase.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 14. Continued
improvement in health conditions at all
Army camps Is noted irv the War De
partment summary for the week ending
February 8, made public tonight. The
hospital admission rate decreased from
the preceding week, while the death
rate, although slightly higher than the
preceding week, was below the average
lor the last two months.
Measles and pneumonia continued to
decrease while scarlet fever and menin
gitis showed slight increases.
The total number of deaths in the
National Guard was 68. of which 46
were due to pneumonia: the regulars
had lt deaths, six from pneumonia and
he National Army 91 deaths. 54 from
English Flyer and American Cadet
Lose Lives In Texas.
FORT WORTH. Tex., Feb. 14. Avi
ator Cadet Clifford N. Murray. Royal
Flying Corps Squadron, of Welahshire,
Kngland, was killed at Ben brook Field
ere today when his machine fell.
HOrSTOS, Tex..' Feb. !. Donald W.
:ieanon. of Delphla. N. Y..' aviation
cadet, was killed today when the air-
lane in which he was making a cross
country flight from Ellington Field
ropped into a tail spin and fell to
earth near Texas City.
Pool Halls Regulated by City Coun
cil to Conserve Fuel.
PENDLETON. Or.. Feb. 14. (Spe
cial. ) On March 1, cigar stores, pool
halls, candy stores and bowling alleys
in Pendleton will open at 6 A. M. and
close at 11 P. M.
The order was issued on the passage
of an ordinance by the City Council
as a war measure to conserve light and
heat and for the further regulation of
pool halls by the city.
Notice on Men.
Shipyard Employes Urged to
Return to Work.
Telegram to Union Heads States
That Mothers and Fathers of
Soldiers Will Resent Labor '9
Obstructive Tactics,
WASHINGTON,' Feb. 14. An urgent
call to striking carpenters and joiners
in Eastern shipyards to return to work
was issued tonight by Chairman Hurley
of the Shipping Board, who sent a tele
gram to union heads declaring mothers
and fathers giving their sons 16 battle
will not long permit continued Inter
ference with the shipbuilding pro
gramme. The telegram was inspired by reports
of strikes at yards in the vicinity of
New York and at Baltimore, where the
men are demanding the wage scale re
cently granted for the Pacific Coast of
86.60 a day. It went to W. L. Hutch-
eson, general president of the carpen- ,
ters, at Indianapolis, and to union lead
ers in the districts In which strikes
have been carried.
Mem Freed to Return.
Mr. Hurley insisted that the men go
to work pending an adjustment of their
grievances by the wage adjustment
board, which within a few days will
recommend a general wage scale for 75
per cent of the yards on the Atlantic
Mr. Hurley's telegram follows:
"While the people of this country are
mourning the loss of the brave young
Americans In the Tuscanla horror
while thousands of American homes
are anxiously watching the lists of sur
vivors slowly coming in to make cer
tain that another precious life has been
snatched from the Atlantic Ocean, a
telegram comes and with it the grim
announcement that "the carpenters in
shipyards are now on strike.
Adjustment Board Ignored.
''Before any Government agency Is
given an opportunity to act and de
spite the good record of our adjustment
board's promptness and fairness in
dealing with all labor matters, you at
tempt to paralyze the shipbuilding in
dustry at the port of New York.
"Do you realize that you are adding
to the fearful danger our soldiers al
ready face, the danger of starvation and
the danger of slaughter If food and
ammunition are not sent over in ships
and In many ships at once?
"Do you think the fathers and
mothers whose eons are making this
sacrifice will sit patiently by and per-
ConcludeJ on P.-tge 4. Column 1.)
Magnates of Industry Agree to
Co-operate lu Effort to Provide
Boys With Entertainment.
NFW TORK, Feb. 14. The motion
picture films of many of the country's
leading producers ave to be placed at
the Government's disposal for the ben
efit of the soldiers and sailors in serv-
ice at home and abroad.
This announcement was made here
today by P. X. Powers, who has been
appointed by the War Department
chairman of a committee representing
the motion picture industry, who will
co-operate with Raymond B. Fosdick,
chairman of the committee on training
camp activities of the Wan and Navy
Departments. i
The latest and best photoplays of all
the principal companies will be shown
at the various camps and training sta
tions, Mr. Powers said. 'With him on
the picture industry committee are D.
W. Griffith, Adolph Zukor, J. A. Berst.
William Fox, George Kleine, Samuel
Goldfish and others.
Kinsr George and President Wilson
Exchange Felicitations.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.-k-The ex
change of greetings between Earl
Reading, the new British Ambassador,
and President Wilson, when the former
presented his credentials yesterday
were made public today by the State
On behalf of King George, Earl Read
Ing expressed the highest gratification
that relations . between the United
States and Great Britain were to be
strengthened by participation in acorn
mon cause.
President Wilson, replying, said:
"I believe that the righteous cause
we are now prosecuting? will serve to
bind more closely the people of the
United States and the people of Great
Britain and the people of all the other
nations . which desfre the triumph of
justice and liberty and the establish
ment of a peace which shall last."
Appropriation of $20,000 for Lime
Plant Deemed Sufficient.
SALEM. Or., Feb.' 14. (Special.) It
developed at a meeting: of the State
Lime Board here today that the Board
expects to get its Initial work estab
lished without creating a deficit, re
gardless of the fact that an appropria
tion of but 820.000 was made for the
work by the last Legislature.
It is expected lime will be ready for
delivery to the farmers of the Wil
lamette Valley early in June.
Army Men Who Mutinied at Insti
gation or Ex-King Found Guilty.
ATHENS, Tuesdr.y. Feb. 12. Three
lieutenants and two soldiers have been
sentenced to death by court-martial in
connection witn the mutinous out
breaks early this month at Lamia,
which are said to have been engineered
by agents of ex-King Constantine.
Another lieutenant has been degrad
ed and sentenced to prison for one
The Weather.
YESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, 43
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
New war between Russia and Teutons be
nevea in prospect, rage 1.
Court-martial sentences Bolo Pasha, French
Many OaOies perlsn in fire at Montreal.
i H I 1.
Hike of first Americans to reach battlefront
oeeeriaea oy correspondent with troop..
s " '-
Ambassador Fletcher to confer with Car-
ranza over trade agreement. Page 4.
Enemy aliens warned to report property
noiuings 10 government. -age 1.
Billion dollar urgent deficiency bill favor
ably reported to House. Page S.
Overman bill, giving President vast powers.
noi lajtea seriously oy senate. Page
Best films to be shown soldiers and sailors.
Page. I.
Chairman Hurley, of Shipping Board, sharp
ly reproves smpyara striKers. Page 1.
President orders Inquiry into charges of
misuse ot Government money at Hog
jsi.-na .nipuuiiuing plant. raga 3.
New Republican chief wants open door 'In
politics. Page 1.
Four Germans, claiming to be eitlzens of
heaven, refuse to register, page 3.
Rosebuds meet Seattle at Ice Palace tonight.
rage ...
Baseball outlook in Northwest appears
orignter. page l.
Washington quintet loses star guard on eve
or trip. Page 4.
Commerce defeats James John in Inter-
acnoiastlc basketball. Page 14.
Commercial and Marine. ,
Cold storage holdings of poultry are re
duced. Page if.
Corn In demand and higher at Chicago.
page la.
Port of Portland raises wages of dredge
men. Page 14. s
Railway stocks feature of Wall Street mar
ket. Page 19.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mother brings accusations against Juvenile
Court. Page 20.
County worker, for third liberty loan await
signal to start. Page 7.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 14.
City Attorney upholds Civil Service Board
against council. Page 7.
Women-, restroom opened by management
of Northwestern Bank building. Page 11.
Rumors of ground glass in bread unfounded.
Page 13.
Title to Mendenhall estate entangled through
belief in star gazer. Page 6.
New World Life Insurance Company trouble
Is bared. Page ti.
Mis. Deckman. arrested at Salt Lake In
ternment camp, former Portland resi
dent. Page 4.
Oregon Food Administrator fixes poultry
Kuehlmann, Czernin
and Trotzky Clash.
Seeds of Future Conflict Be
lieved Sown.
Assertion Made That Order - Has
Been Issued to Stop Circulation of
Order Issued for Demobili
zation ot Slav Armies.
- ZURICH, Feb. 14. The Munich, Ba
varia, correspondent of the Neue Augs
burg Zeitung says he learns that the
discussions at Brest-Litovsk last Sun
day between Dr. von Kuehlmann, the .
German Foreign Secretary; Count Cser
nin, the Austro-Hunearlan Minister of
Foreign Affairs, and Leon Trotsky, the
Bolshevik Foreign Minister, were par
ticularly stormy and ended in a violent
rupture which bore all the seeds of a
future conflict.
"That is why the conference at Ger
man main headquarters is discussing
the eventuality of very energetic mili
tary measures against the Russians,'
the correspondent eays.
AMSTERDAM, Feb. 14. The lino of
demarcation along the eastern front
must be maintained, in view of the Rus
sians' refusal to sign a peace treaty, a
Vienna dispatch to the Lokal Anzeiger,
of Berlin, says.
.Turks to Hold Territory.
Turkish troops will take possession
of all Turkish territory which hitherto
has been occupied by Russians.
The writer of the dispatch, who as
serts his information has been received
from an authoritative source, goes on
to say that although maintenance of a
cordon along the Russian part of the
eastern front will demand a not incon
siderable number of men, the greater
part of the forces now there, especially
the artillery and technical troops, will
be free for employment on other fronts.
Ronnanla'R Decision Awaited.
On the southern section of the front.
the future position depends upon the
decision of Roumania. which, says the
writer, must either seek a peaceful so
lution or reckon upon eventual intern
ment of Its army in Ukraine.
V state of preparedness in the East
is an important military question, the
correspondent adds, especially on ac
count of the struggle between Ukraine
and Northern Russia.
AMSTERDAM, Feb. H. Judging
from the latest indications in the Ger
man press, much dissatisfaction and
suspicion has been aroused by the lat
est move of Foreign Minister Trotzky.
Important political and military lead
ers are said to be conferring busily to
find the best solution to the puzzle.
Peace IVot Suggested.
The Kreuz Zeitung. of Berlin, on
Tuesday declared "on reliable infor
mation, that Trotzky's proposal in no
circumstances is to be regarded as a
peace offer, while it is pointed out by
other papers that the Russian war the
ater was mentioned especially in the
official army report of Tuesday.
A Berlin telegram to the Koelnischa
Volks Zeitung of Wednesday says:
"The government is not willing to
continue relations with Russia on any
basis whatsoever unless the present
Russian government signs a regular
peace treaty. As, however, it must be
reckoned, for the present at any rate,
that Trotzky does not think of signing;
any formulated peace declaration, a
situation is created which makes nec- "
essary a thorough discussion Detweon
the government and the supreme army
The correspondent, in an apparently
inspired passage, adds:
The chancellor is resolved in no
circumstances to conduct further nego-
(Concluded on Page o. Column 1.)
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free, one copy of "The War Cook
Book," just published, written es
pecially for use in the present
This book contains the latest
and timeliest advice. It is com
piled entirely from official
sources and published by the
United States Food Administra
tion. "The War Cook Book" will
show you how to serve your
country and save money. The fact
of the matter is, you cannot do
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Home Card.
' Service Suggestions.
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