Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (June 5, 1918)
VOL. L VIII NO. 17,950.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PLANES SPIN, DIVE,
BURN; AVIATORS DIE
NEW JERSEY CADET FALLS 2000
FEET AFTER FIRE IX AIR.
U-BOAT TOLL 58
AFTER LONG CHASE
FORGE OF GERMAN
SASH FACTORY IS
BURNED TO GROUND
DRIVE IS WEAKER
EX -CONVICT SURPRISED
APARTMENT - HOUSE.
IvACTZ MAMlACTllUX; COM
PANY'S LOSS 25,000.
11 SHIPS Mil
HURL BACK HIS
Sinkings Cover Period of
DESTROYER SAVES VESSEL
Submarine Making Attack on
Radioleine Rounted by .
U. S. War Ships.
TWO DIVERS OPERATING
Activities of More Than One
Under-Sea Craft Now
Seems Proved. '
CAPE MAY, N. J., June 4. Firing
was heard off Cape May this' after
noon and again about 8 o'clock tonight.
Small boats containing women and
children were reported to have been
seen this afternoon several miles off
shore by an aviator
Airplanes tonight were flying low
over the mouth of Delaware Bay.
LEWES, Del., June 4. Firing was
heard off the Delaware Cape tonight,
but the cause of it could not be
WASHINGTON, June 4-Enemy
submarines were still ' operating off
the American coast today. A French
tank steamer, the Radioleine, first
trans-Atlantic craft to be attacked by
the raiders, was rescued from destruc
tion at 9:30 o'clock this morning by
an American destroyer 65 miles off
the Maryland coast.
Schooners Found Sinking.
The same destroyer found the coast
ing schooner Edward !R. Baird, Jr.,
sinking after having been bombed in
the same vicinity, making seven
schooners and four steamers known
officially to have been sunk by the
raiders in the course of 10 days.
: Announcement by the Navy Depart
ment of these facts late tonight dis
closed that the raid in American
' waters had not ended with yesterday's
tala of destruction, upsetting the the
ory that the raiders probably were
Coast Patrols Close In. ,
Coast patrol vessels had not acted
on the theory. They now are closing
in from all directions on the scene of
the raiders' last exploit, scouring the
sea for further trace of enemy U-boats
as they come.
Secretary Daniels directed tonight
that brief reports from the destroyer
be made public. The destroyer her
self, with two survivors from the
Baird, a 279-ton craft hailing from
Wilmington, Del., was still hunting
for the enemy.
Official Announcement Made.
The announcement which naval of
ficers said contained all the depart
ment knew about today's activities of
the raiders, follows:
"The Navy Department has received
a dispatch from a United States de
stroyer that at 9 :30 o'clock this morn
ing she interrupted an attack by an
enemy submarine on the French
steamer Radioliene about 65 miles off
the Maryland coast. The destroyer
also took on board two men from the
Edward Baird, Jr., which was bombed
"A later report was received stating
that he Radioliene had arrived at an
Two Submarines Active.
Reports from survivors who were
aboard the vessels also established
the fact that during the day at
least two submarines have been at
work in American waters. They are
the U-37 and the U-151 and a report
to the Navy Department shows that
one of them at least had stores to last
ber three months.
The official list of vessels sunk by
the U-boats as given out tonight by
the Navy Department included 6even
schooners and four steamers. The
List of Sunken Ships Given Out.
"The latest reports received by the
Navy Department indicate that the
following vessels have been sunk as
a result of enemy submarine activity
off this coast:'
"Schooner Edna, 325 tons.
"Schooner Hattie Dunn, 436 tons
(Concluded on Page 2, Column 4.)
Craft Graze Each Other 200 Feet
In Atr and .Spinning Dive Is
Futal; Lieutenant Is Victim.
MONTGOMERY, June 4. Aviation Ca
det George O. Mills, of Jersey City, N.
J., was killed late today, when his
plane caught fire and fell 2000 feet
near Taylor Field.
SAN DIEGO, Cal.. June 4. Civilian
Inspector Stanley Coyle. 27 years old.
of Coudersport. Pa., was killed, and
Flying Cadet Elwyn Chapman. 26. of
Brookline, Mass., was badly Injured to
day, when the airplane in which they
were flying grazed another machine
about 200 feet above Rockwell Field,
North Island, and fell in a spinning
nose dive to the ground.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. June 4 Second
Lieutenant Joseph John O'Mally, aged
26, of Albany, Mo., was instantly
killed here today when his , airplaae
went into a tail spin and could not be
righted. A companion, whose name
was not disclosed by the authorities,
O'Mally was flying at an altitude
of several hundred feet, but was too
near to earth to straighten out his
plane from the spin before it crashed
to the ground. He was a student at
Brooks Field and his death was the
first fatality among the men at that
camp and the eighteenth death among
fliers at San Antonio camps.
Before entering the aviation service
O'Mally was a student at the Colorado
School of Mines.
HOUSTON, Texas., June 4. Private
John Earner, of Philadelphia, was
killed and Lieutenant Elmer N. May
slightly injured today at Ellington
Field, when their airplane became un
manageable in the air and crashed to
TEUTON U-BOAT ANSWERED
American Yards Turn Out 2 6 3,571
Tons In Past Month.
WASHINGTON, June 4. On the heels
of the German submarine raid in the
North Atlantic the Shipping Board an
nounced tonight that production of
new vessels in May was the greatest
of any month in the history of the Na
tion. There were completed and deliv
ered to the Shipping Board 44 ships,
totaling 263,571 tons, three times the
output for January and twice .that of
February. . "
Production for the first five months
of the year is well along toward 1,000,
000 tons, .which officials expect to be
passed this month. Production in the
United Kingdom to May 1 was a total
of 659,420 tons. The British output
for May has not yet been received here.
Total American deliveries since last
September have been 170 ships of 1,112,
TROOPS NEEDED IN RUSSIA
Ex-President Tart Vould Curtail
German. Resources Abroad.
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., June 4. It will
be necessary for the United States not
only to send an army to the western
front, declared former President "Will
iam H.Taft. in an address here tonight,
but this country also will be obliged
to send an army into Russia. Mr. Taft
spoke here under the auspices of the
"We must send an army to Russia
soon," said Mr. Taft. "We must pre
vent Germany from developing all the
man-power and the mineral and agri
cultural resources of Russia to enable
her to carry on this war."
The purpose of Germany, he declared.
had been made plain by her conduct in
Every -allied nation now realizes that
it must be a war to the death.
FRITZ RADER SENTENCED
Wealthy Father Will Spend Money
to Save Son From Prison.
BAKER. Or., June 4. (Special.)
Fritz Rader. convicted at Canyon City
last evening for the killing of E. E.
McCue, near Long Creek earlv this
Spring, was today sentenced by Judge
Biggs to the Penitentiary for a term of
6 to 16 years and fined $1000.
His father, rated as the wealthiest
man in Grant County, employed the
best legal talent available and will
spend money unstintedly to Save his
son from a prison term, notice of ap
peal to the Supreme Court being given.
Kader killed McCue after a quarrel
relative to pasture land owned by the
Raders and used by McCue. He pleaded
self-defense, claiming he shot only
when McCue attacked him.
WIFE-BEATER DODGES LASH
Women Favor Imprisonment to Cor.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4. Four
women, asked by a police judge here
to decide whether a convicted wife
beater should be whipped or lmpris
oned, today decided against the lash.
Yesterday, Mike Nikitin was con
victed on a charge of wife beating.
Judge Morris Oppenheim recalled that
an old statute permitted whipping I
such cases, and asked four women, al
social workers, who happened to be in
court, to decide whether Nikitin should
be whipped or jailed.
Today the women declined to recom
mend the corporal punishment. Th
judge said he would make the penalty
Casualties Confined to
LIFE BOATS REACH PORTS
Atlantic Coast Cities Prepare
for Any Emergency.
DISPLAY LIGHTS PUT OUT
N Vnrk Trll.- rnmn.llnn Tn. I
forms Metropolis That Signals
Will Tell of Coming or
NEW YORK, June 4. The toll of
dead and missing from the raid of
German submarines against shipping
off the American coast apparently
stood tonight at h. all from the team
ship Carolina, of the New York and
Porto Rico line.
Sixteen of this number are known
to have perished when one of the
ship's boats capsized in a storm Sun
day night after the vessel had been
sunk. The fate of the others Is not
known, but it is hoped fchey have been
picked up by a passing ship and will
yet reach shore safely.
Officials of the company have placed
he number of passengers aboard the
Carolina when she was attacked 125
miles off Sandy Hook at 220 and the
rew at 130, making 330 in all.
Captain Barbour, of the Carolina,
reported to the company today that
he was on board the schooner Evan
I. Douglas with 150 passengers and 94
f the crew. The schooner is being
towed to this port by a tug and is ex
pected to arrive tomorrow morning.
A boat containing 28 survivors, 21
passengers and 7 of the crew arrived at
Atlantic City thi3 afternoon.
Another lifeboat with 10 passengers
and nine members" of the crew arrived
at Lewes, Del., with the report that 16
of the 35 who had started from the
hip had lost their lives in the storm
If the company's figures as to the
number' aboard the ill-starred liner are
correct, .this leaves 42 unaccounted for.
That number might have been crowded
nto one lifeboat.
The only possible clew to their fate
was found in the fact that an empty
boat, marked with the name of the
Carolina, was picked up at sea by a
British steamship which arrived here
today. It had every evidence of having
been riddled by gunfire. It may have
carried the passengers and sailors who
still are missing.
Another ship was added to the list
of victims of the U-boats when the
American schooner Edward R. Baird
Jr., was found in a sinking condition
off the Maryland coast after having
The Navy Department reported that
a destroyer naa gone into action
against a submarine which was attack
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
l Sl yf . j
1 J j
James Fitzgerald Fractures Wrist
In .Jumping From Window.
Prison Record Is Found.
In his attempt- to escape from
Patrolman Spivey, James ' Fitzgerald,
au ex-convict, jumped from the second
story of tha Jefferson Apantments,
305 Jefferson street, yesterday after
noon and was captured after a chase
of several blocks In South Portland.
Fitzgerald was found in the room, of
Mrs. E. Farrow, in charge of the apart
ments, when she unlocked hep door.
Mrs. Farrow called for help. L. E.
Shute came to her rescue, and the
two held Fitzgerald prisoner until
Patrolman Splvev arrived.
When the officer stepped into the
hall to call the police patrol, Fltz-
I gerald ran to the window and Jumped
to the sidewalk. He suffered a fnac
Ltured wrist in the fall.
Fitzgerald had a bunch of skeleton
keys, and It is believed that he may
be Implicated in the numerous apartment-house
robberies that have been
committed during the past few days.
A- charge of tresDassina: has been
lodged against him.'
According to the records at the po
lice station, Fitzgerald, . alias John
MacLln. was arrested In Portland In
October, 1915. Fitzgerald was sen
tenced to serve -a year In the County
Jail for larceny. He made his escape
from Kelly Butte in March, 1916, and
later was arrested in Milwaukee. Wis.
He was'brought. back to Portland and
completed his sentence.
Previously he served time at San
Quentin Penitentiary for burglary.
13 IOWA SOLDIERS SLAIN
Members of Rainbow Division Killed
v In Action May 2 7.
DES MOINES. Ia.. June 4. Thirteen
Iowa soldiers. Including five from Du
buque, three from Mason City, two
from Des Moines, two from Winterset
and one from Red Oak, were killed in
action in France May 27, according to
official notices received by relatives
Captain E. O. Fluer, Des Moines, and
Lieutenant C. R. Green, Winterset, are
among the number. All are of the
TAX BILLS ALL MAILED
Failure to Receive Notice Does Not
Exempt From Payment.
WASHINGTON. June 4. Bills for in
come and excess profits taxes have
been mailed by all revenue collectors,
thu revenue bureau announced today,
and payment must be made on or be
fore June IS. - -
Failure to receive a notice does not
exempt a person from payment.
BRITISH WOMEN TO FLY
Labor Minister Expresses Confi
dence in Feminine Aviators.
LONDON, June 4. Employment of
women as aviators is intended by the
British government, George H. Roberts,
Labor Minister, declared in a -speech at
The Minister said he believed women
would make good aviators.
TI7E NAVY FILL ITS RECRUITING QUOTA
French Improve Posi-
tions on Front.
EARLY HUN GAIN NULLIFIED
Teutonic Hordes Driven Over
Marne by Yankees.
BOCHE CAPTURES PERNANT
ProRress of Germans Between Alsne
and' Olse Blocked; Americans
Sweep Enemy Back to
North of Neullly.
PAH1S, June 4. A very appreciable
slackening of the German effort is
noted In the announcement of the
French War Orfice tonight. The French
positions at certain points have been
Improved, and a German attack, which
at first made some progress, was later
Energetic resistance of the French
troops between the Oise and the Alsne
last night blocked all progress of the
Germans, it was announced.
The battle continued with the utmost
violence between the Alsne and the
Ourcq throughout the night, and the
Germans captured Pernant at the cost
of heavy losses. The French also
yielded a- little ground farther south.
German advanced forces which at
tempted to penetrate Neullly wood
were checked by the Americans, who.
In a dashing counter attack, swept the
enemy back north of the wood.
Germans Drlren Baric.
On the Marne front French and
American troops drove back German
forces which had crossed the river and
took. 100 prisoners.
Between the Marne and the Ourcq
the Germans advanced at one point,
capturing the village of Keullly-la-Poterie.
1 miles north of Chateau
WITH THE FRENCH ARMT IN
FRANCE. June 4. (By the Associated
Press.) The Germans were unable to
score further gains In their. efforts to
reach Villers-Cotterets yesterday. In
spite of a struggle of a most severe
nature, while around Chateau Thierry
counter attacks by the allies have im
proved the situation.
Allies Win Small Advantage.
The struggle yesterday along the
whole battle line was very severe, but
generally resulted In favor of the allies,
whose power of resistance is growing
rapidly with the arrival of reserves.
The hardest fighting occurred be
tween the Aisne and the Olse for the
possession of Choisy hilf to the west of
Cuts. The allied troops there covered
themselves with glory in repeated at
tacks, which were finally successful.
In the vicinity of Troenes. accompa
nied by a battalion of Chaussers. cav
alrymen, in the course of a counter at
tack, recaptured a slice of territory
2000 yards in depth.
Farther east, in the neighborhood of
(Continued on Pans Column 3.)
Do.o n Residences in Vicinity of
West Side Plant SaeU by
Hard Work Of Firemen.
Fire, which started in a sawdust
Pile adjoining the enslne-room of the
Kautx Manufacturing Company at
Twenty-sixth and XU-olai streets,
wwept through the plant and yards at
1 1 :L'0 last night. leaving them a mass
of charred and bta kencd ruins, entail
ing what Is estimated as a $25,000 Iosk
partly covered by insurance. Only the
efforts of the combined West Side tire
department saved the dozen resi
dences surrounding the mill.
A boxcar backed Into a near-by sid
ing proved a great aid to the men
tliihtinsr the tire. The car served as a
protection frowi the scorching heat and
enabled them to play their hoses on
the flames with telling effect.
Fifteen minutes after the blaze was
well under way four homes directly
across the road from the burning
building were smoking and partly afire.
At this Juncture the firefighters turned
their attention to the houses and pre
vented further spread of the conflagra
tion. When the alarm first came into po
lice headquarters great fears were held
that the fire was in one of the adja
cent shipyards. As a result Captain
Inskeep ordered e-ery man but the
desk sergeant to the scene. Later the
patrolmen, proved of invaluable aid to
the firemen in checking the crowd and
running the lines, which were a consid
erable distance from all of the hydrants
The Kautx Manufacturing Company
Is given over entirely to the production
of sash and doors and showcases. This
fact necessitated the use of kiln-dried
lumber, and it was in this material in
which the flames gained headway.
Roofe of houses near the fire were
AMERICAN AVIATORS SAVED
Hydro-Airplane Disabled and Sinks
After Men Are Rescued.
NANTCCKET. Mass.. June 4. Two
American aviators. Ensign .Roleau and
Mechanic Harrington, were" brought to
port today bv the patrol boat Sadie,
which had rescued them from their dis
abled hydro-airplane, adrift 10 mile
southeast of Sankaty Head, at the east
end of the island.
The machine sank soon after the two
men were taken off. They had been
forced by. engine trouble, to alight on
the water yesterday.
PRINCE VON BUCHAU KILLED
General s Commanding Bavarian
Division on Marne.
WASHINGTON. June 4. A diplomatic
dispatch from Switzerland today says
that Prince von Buchau. the command
ing General of a Bavarian division.
has been killed in the fighting on the
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTER DAY'S Maximum temperature.
degree; minimum 5d decrees.
TODAY'S Fair; not so warm;
Survivors from various ships arrive la port
L-bnat raid tends to clear mystery of
Sixteen who escaped from Carolina perish
in storm at sea. rase 2.
All U. S. coastwise ships In Atlantic safe.
Textl survivors say U-boat raiders polite as
oanuiia. race ;:.
Eleven American ships known sunk In re
cent u-ooat raids, rag 1.
Human toll or U-boat raids stands at SS
dead and missing. Page 1.
Force of Hun drive wanes. Page 1.
Americans hurl back Hum. Page 1.
American engineers work miracles In bat'
tie-scarred France. Page o.
Gigantic German conspiracy that brought
on war exposed by leading figure In steel
Industry. Page 5.
Supreme War Council Issues optimistic state
ment, fage tf.
Airplanes spin. dive, burn and several avia
tors die. Page 1.
Ex-Vice President Fairbanks dead. Page 4.
Early strike of telegraphers seems Inevit
able. Page 4.
New York ready for air raids. Page 12.
Pacific Northwest, i
Washington granger defends Xon-Partlaana.
Mr. Spence target of granae forces. Page 13.
Ruth drives In third homer In three consec
utive days. Paga 14.
nigh-clasa games due In Shipbuilders'
League Sunday. Page 14.
17. of O. football proapects bright. Page 14.
Fate of International League In balance.
ays Mm. ri 14.
Tennis tournament attracts wide attention.
Commercial and Marine.
Buying of valley wool by speculators will
be stopped. Fsge 18.
Fruit crop conditions in Northwest are an
even. Page 19.
Wide advances - registered In Wall-street
market. Page 11V
Kiernan Kern shipyards to expand.
Portland and Vicinity,
Official count of county vote complete.
Idlers accept Jobs to escape arreat. Page 20.
Ensign I'pshaw. Portland youth, now in
charge of recruiting here. Page V.
Daytime darkness next Saturday will be
Stygian. Page )3.
Oregon state Drainage Association meet
Count of vote cast for county officers offi
cially completed. Page 7.
New draft registration on today. Paga 11.
Kx-convlet captured after chase. Page 1.
Alt asked to help war savings stamp drive.
J. l Day heads County Republican Commit
tee. Page 12.
World Reconstruction" topie of stirring ad
dress. Page 12.
Portland to handle Idaho wool. Page 12.
Fash and door factory fire entails (25.000
loss. Page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast- Page 13.
U, S, Troops Take Brilliant
Part in Battle.
YANKEES WIN AT 3 POINTS
Germans Routed Out of Neullly
Wood When U. S. Boys
BOCHE BEATEN ON MARNE
Franco-American Troops De
feat Teutons and Capture
a Hundred Prisoners.
WITH THE AMERICAN TROOPS
IN riCARDY, June 4. (By the As
sociated Tress.) American troops co
operating: with the French west of
Chateau Thierry, north of the Marne,
the nearest and most critical point to
Paris reached by the enemy, have
brilliantly checked the onrushing Ger
mans, beaten off repeated attacks and
inflicted severe" losses, but adding: to
the glory of American history.
The troops began to arrive on the
battle front on Saturday and par
ticipated in the fighting almost imme
diately. They not only repulsed the
Germans at every point at which they
were engaged, but took prisoners,
without having any prisoners taken
in turn by the Germans.
Yankee Gunners Effective.
The work of the American machine
gunners was particularly noteworthy.
There was at least one instance where
an entire attacking party was wiped
There were instances of the stiffest
of hand-to-hand fighting, and in this
the Americans acquitted themselves
in a manner which won the greatest
praise from their French comrades.
The most determined attack against
the Americans occurred last night.
Preceded by a heavy bombardment,
the Germans came in waves. They
penetrated the American trenches,
but were quickly ejected, leaving
Two earlier attacks Monday and
three Sunday had the same result.
PARIS, June 4. American troops,
swinging into the battle along the
front of the new German drive, have
hurled back the enemy at three dif
ferent points, according to official an
nouncement here today. The Ameri
can forces are acting in close co-opera
tion with the French.
On the western side of the Cham
pagne salient Americans stopped the
Teutonic advance dead near Neuilly
wood, and in a magnificent counter at
tack threw the enemy back north of
Huns Hurled Back.
On the Marne front, to the south,
American troops, in conjunction with
the French, swept the Germans back
across the river, which the enemy' had
succeeded in crossing. The action
took place above Jaulgonne. An enemy
battalion which had effected the
crossing of the Marne sustained
heavy losses under the fire of the
French-American force. One hundred
Germans were taken prisoner and the
footbridge used to cross the river was
American machine gunners on May
31 took an active part in the defense
of Chateau Thierry,, which was
menaced by the Germans.
Machine Guns Stop Boches.
Scarcely had the Americans alighted
from their motor lorries when, they
were ordered into Chateau Thierry
with a battalion of French Colonial
troops. The Americans immediately
organized their defenses and by rapid
action and excellent shooting caused
the approaching -enemy to nesitate.
The northern half of the town of
Chateau Thierry was finally captured
by the Germans.. The southern half
of the town, lying on the left bank of
the River Marne, still is firmly held
by the entente allied forces.
WASHINGTON, June 4. A terse
announcement is made in General
Pershing's evening communique of the
actions announced today by the French
War Office, in which Americans, by
a brilliant counter attack, repulsed
the Germans near Chateau Thierry,
and French and American troops
Concluded OU l'Mat Cuiuuto .