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THE SUNDAY OnEGOXlA PORTLAND, . SEPTEMBER 23, ID 17.
VON IGEL PAPERS
CHARACTERS FIGURING PROMINENTLY IN LATEST EXPOSE OF DUPLICITY OF GERMAN PLOTTERS.
IF OF PLOTS
Many Famous American Products
-. . Triumphs of the Genius and Skill of the
American Craftsman Notably
TRUNKS, BAGS, SUITCASES,
Each - distinctive in quality and finish. . Each
bearing an absolute warranty of service and Satis
- faction to the owner.
"LIKLY" is truly the hallmark of judgment and
State Department Exposes In
trigue and Work of Spies
HOLLAND IS INVOLVED
German Aid for Irish Revolution
Brings Name of Xew York Jus
tice Trouble Is Fomented
in Powder Plants.
good taste, which passing years and growing sales
- - - but emphasize. - ,
Cont)nuarrm Pint Ptfe.)
for shipments of contraband into. Ger
many. Here is official confirmation
from the Von Igel records, which would
teem to indicate a suspicious and con
fidential relation between the Holland
Commission' and the German diplomatic
officials accredited to this country, or
possibly a belief by the Germans that
they could not successfully set the mu
nitions to their own country. -
"The message - in code, with inter
linear translation, is entered as 'A2493
and headed "German Embassy, Wash
ington, L. April 6, 1916 It runs as
Siramen' icenta Become Spies
Telegram from Berlin by secret,
roundabout way for Carl Heyien Con
sent sale Holland three hundred thou
sand chests (cartridges) and two hun
dred tons powder. Please get in touch
with Holland Commission. Sender, "War
Minister, foreign Office, in representa
Prince Hatzfeldt was an official of
the German Kmbasay.
The Hamburg-American Line's bu
reau of investigation, the ' committee
states, an "innocent pretending agency,"
was at the outset the secret service of
the Hamburg--American - Steamship
Company. Under Paul Koenis, its
manager, ft became an adjunct of the
German diplomatic secret service. A
letter dated Juy 20, 1315. from "O. Hi."
one of its operatives, to "7000" (char
acterized by the committee as Captain
von P&pen, for German military at
tache), tells of the payment of $150 to
an unnamed person, under peculiar
precautions, after the recipient had
made this statement:
Bombs Look Like Coal.
I Intend to cause serious damage to
vessels of the allies leaving ports of
the United States by placing- bombs,
which 1 am making1 myself, on board.
These bombs reaembled ordinary lumps
of coal and I am planning to have
them concealed in the coal to be laden
on steamers of the allies."
Money apparently went from German
sources in the United States through
Kmbassy channels to Sir Roger Case
ment, the Irishman executed in London.
"Several lines of communication . be
tween the German diplomatic service
and the Irish revolutionary movement
are Indicated in the captured docu
ments, the statement continues.
"John Devoy, of -New York, now edi
tor of the Gaelic American, a violently
antl-Urltish paper, was one of the act
ive agents in this connection, dignlfi- V
cant entries appear here and there;
references to messages from the Ger
man Kmbassy at Washington and the
German Consulate at New lork; men
i tion of a secret code to be employed in
communicating with him and of a 'ci
pher decoy; also a notation, the details
of which remain undiscovered, con
cerning 'communication re manufacture
hand grenades. "
Actt York Jnatice Quoted.
The following reference to Supreme
Court Justice Daniel 1. Cohalan, of
New York, is contained, the committee
states, in a letter found in the Von
Igel papers in cipher, with interlinear
translation, dated New York, April 17,
1916, numbered 335-16, and Inscribed at
the top "Very secret":
"Jude Cohalan requests the trans
mission of the following remarks: 'The
revolution in Ireland can only be suc
cessful if supported from Germany,
otherwise England will be able to sup
press it, even though it be only after
hard struggles. Therefore help Is
retfltaary. This should consist primar
ily of aerial attack in England and
a diversion of the fleet simultaneously
with Irish revolution. Then if possible
a landing of troops arms and ammuni
tion in Ireland and possibly some offi
cers fioru Zeppelins. This would en
able the Irish ports to be closed
against Knar land and the establish
ment of stations for submarines on the
Irish coast and the cutting off of the
supply of food for England. The serv
ices of the revolution may therefore de
cide the war.'
"Ho asks that a telegram to this ef
fect be sent to Berlin."
Irish Drawn Into Plot.
This letter was signed. "SI S3 8167
C23u," and was addressed to Count von
frternftorf f. "Imperial Ambassador,
Washington, I. C."
A code ft.essage, sent to Berlin was
t Iven as follows:
"National Ger mania Insurance con
tract certainly promised. Executor is
evidently . satisfied with- proposition.
Necessary .steps have been taken.
Of this message the committee has
this to siry :
"Not so innocent and harmless as it
looks, for what the message really
means is this:
"Uriah aree to proposition. The
necessary steps have been taken."
"Information carefully and exten
sively set forth in the secret docu
ments of the German officialdom." the
committee continues, "was sometimes
wiae ot me iacts. r or example.
Ifnathy memorandum of March 1. 1916.
transmitted t- the tecret asent. Cap
tain Boehm. dealing- with the Alexican
crisl, appears to have been largely
the work of some fervid and projective
Spy Too Talkative.
"It predicts that the President will
attribute Mexico's anti-Amerlcan ac
tivities to Herman money and incite
ment; that he will call upon Congress
to support him in radical measures th
prophet even attempts to paraphrase
tiie l&nKuace to be employed in the
message;: that Congress will indorse
the 'resident's stand, following which
upward of 150 German spies and agents
were t,- be arrested and the Ambassa
dors of the central powers to receive
After ruing an extract from Cap
tain Boehm'd letter. tho committee
rtate that he was 'too loose of ongue
for the good of the service and, citing
a report of the German military infor
mation bureau of March :i. ltl(, quotes
the report as follows:
"Too Treat confidence In tho silence
of ht.i fellow men, especially the mem
bers of the American Truth Society .
- . was probably' the cause of Aim be
coming quickly known here."
The committee s statement continues:
"Truth Society" Pro-Ccroasu
"So the notorious American Truth So
ciety, which so strenuously dented Its
rro-Cterman associations, figures as ia
directly linked up with Germany's se
cret representative. This society is ttlll
extant and Jeremiah A. O Leary. its
moving scirll, la now ih editor of-Buil.
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recently shut out of the mans for pub
lishing seditious matter."
Many inventors, the committee states
the seized papers show, are represented
as having plans involving the use of
devices of destruction. One entry is
cited as follows:
"Juno 15, 1915. Sender. G. S. Vier-
eck. Contents, inquiry as to bombs;
supply offer. Told to send further de
tails." Picric Add Offered.
"'Possibly the further details," the
statement continues, "are indicated in
another entry of four months later:
" 'Sender Viereck. Contents, offer of
"Picric acid as a constituent of many
"An entry entitled: 'Pure War Ex
penses, from the Von Igel papers is
made public by the committee, as fol
lows: "Edwin Emerson, $1000.
Falr Play (Mr. Braun), 2000.
"Fair Play (Mr. Braun), J1600.
"Marcus Braun. J1000.
"J. Archibald, I300"O."
The statement continues":
American Forts Described.
"Concerning the identity of the last
entry, there might be room for doubt,
but for a signed receipt from J. F. J.
Archibald, acknowledging tho sum of
$5000 from the German Kmbassy for
The committee concludes Its expose
"While chiefly concerned with mili
tary affairs in Europe, the represent
atives of a supposedly friendly nation
were keeping an- interested watch on
our owq activities in that line. A
secret code message of April 11, 1916.
signed "13232 46729 46919.' addressed
Von Igel to this effect:
" "Herewith respectfully send an ex
tract regarding the troops stationed in
California and the armament of the
Coast fortifications." "
INVESTIGATION IS NOT LIKELY
Congressmen Believe Money Asked
Not Intended for Bribes.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 21. Investiga
tion by a House committee of Count
von Bernstorffs plot to influence
members oft Congress against a dec
laration of "war tonight apparently
was doubtful. Tho general opinion
anpng members seemed to be that the
former Ambassadors request to Ber
lin for funds should not be interpreted
as Indicating that any member of
Congress accepted money or was
otherwise wrongfully influenced by
A similar view was said to have
been expressed by Secretary Lansingr
to Chairman Flood, of tho House
foreign affairs committee, during a
conference at tho State Department
Mr. Flood learned from Mr. Lansing
that the Administration believed noth
ing would be gained from such an
BARRON GOLD MINE SOLD
Old-Time Producer in Southern Ore-
Con to Ge Reopened.
GOLD HILL, Or.. Sept. 2i. (Special.)
The Barron gold mine, an old-time
producer of Southern Oregon, has been
sold to Harvey J. Sallee, a prominent
mine operator of Shasta, County, Cali
fornia. The property lies nine miles east of
Ashland, within two miles of the Ash
land-Klamath Falls Highway. The vein
is 16 feet wide, is a smelter proposition,
rich in Eold, also carries silver and
antimony in paying quantities. A car
load of machinery arrived, and work
has commenced with 25 men cleaning
out the old works. Sixty miners will
be employed when the mine is operated.
COWLITZ FAIR BIG SUCCESS
Attendance at Souhtivestern Wash
ington Event Bans to 60 00 Mark.
WOODLAND. Wash. .Sept. 22 (Spe
cial.) The Cowlits County Fair, which
closed here , today with a 2500-attend-anoe.
was one of tiie most successful
in the history of the organization.
Though the day was rainy the at
tendane was good, making a total close
tendance w as good, making a total close
The exhibits were among the best ever
offered and the number of entries was
larger u than usual. - - -
raptaln Korale (Copyrigrlit r
With Brtoar Hri Daniel V. Cohalan. Supreme Court Justice of New York.
Keferred to in Reference to Irlsk Krvolt. Second How Sir Roger Case
ment (Photo by Balni. Irish Revoiutlonlxtt Volte von Igel (Photo Copyright
by Underwood). German Agent From Whom was Obtained Ma of Kvi
dence. Bottom How John Devoy ( Photo by Bain). I'ditor of Gaelic Amerl
eam George Creel (Copyright hy I ndrrooodl, Head of Committee on Pub
lic Information i Count von Hatxfeld. Official ot German embassy.
DENIAL IS PROMPT
Justice Cohalan Says He Does
Not Know Von Igel.
VIERECK TELLS POSITION
Editor ot "American Weekly" Dis
claims Knowledge of Bombs.
Offers to Sell Acid to Ger
many Sent to Embassy.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22. Supreme Court
Justice Daniel F. Cohalan, of this city,
tonight Issued a statement in reply to
a reference to him contained in the ex
posure toy the committee on public in
formation at Washington in regard to
German propaganda and plots in this
country prior to the break in diplomatic
relations. The statement said in part:
"How much Kngland has had to do
with the publication of the unsigned
statement of an unnamed third party of
my alleged views I do not know. But
I do not know and I cannot understand
how my name was connected with any
papers ot Mr. Von Igel. as I never met
or knew him and never heard of his
existence until the time of his arrest.
X never sent or requested the sending
of the remarks which are attributed to
George Sylvester Viereck, editor of
Vtereck's American Weekly, which he
called the Vatherland before the
United States went to war with Ger
many, disclaimed all knowledge of the
entries contained in the exposure on
German propaganda. The statement
says in part:
"I have not the faintest Idea what
entries referred to in Von Igel's papers
mean. Before our country declare
war I received hundreds of letters from
many sources offering inventions for
sale to the German government. I. may
have received offers to sell quantities
of pierio acid. 1 know nothing' about
bombs except in the sphere of meta
physics. I turned all such inquiries
over to the German embassy.
"The legality of munitions trade bas
been established by our Government.
My action, therefore, implies no dis
credit to me. Between Germany and
the United States there could be only
one choice for me. The motto of my
weekly is my motto also: "America
first and America only," but I don't sur
render the right of free speech. Criti
cism is not merely a civic right, but a
civic duty. I did not wish America to
go to wsr, but now than the country Is
in It, I hopa that she will come out of
it with honor, t-he sooner the better."
Oregon Goats Take All Prises.
RIDDLE. Or.. Sept. 22. F. A. Pierce,
of Days Creek, who took a number of
his long-haired goats to the California
State Fair at Bacramento. made a clean
sweep of ali the prises offered by the
fair in the department of goat exhibits.
Altogether Mr. Pierce took 14 prizes
on goats. Mr. Pierce also sold a num
ber of his high-bred goats, one to a
South American breeder.
Molalla Schools Open."
. MOLALLA. Or., Sept. II. (Special.)
School opened this week with the
following teachers in charge: R. W.
Rote, principal; Bernice Perkins, of the
Underwood). Commercial Aarestt. Ckorsred
University , of Oregon, and Esther
Humphrey, of the Agricultural College
assistants in the high school, and
Elgiva Joy, Myrtle Lay, Nettie Thomas
and Reva Case in the Grades. Sixty
three are enrolled In the high school
and as a number are to enter later
the attendance probably will be larger
than heretofore. Twenty-flvt are en
rolled in tho freshman class.
Bottling Works Incorporated.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Sept. 23.
(Special.) Articles of Incorporation of
the Wineberg Bottling Works, to man
ufacture s.oft drinks, syrups and vine
gar, were filed with the County Auditor
today. The incorporators are John P.
Wineberg, H. H. claassen. Max B.
Johnson and James O. Blair. The
capital stock Is J20.00O.
Huge Buying Power,
in stock. We undersell most
other stores a dollar or two.
ColorecTSpats Gray, Cream,
129 Fourth Street,
NEW STYLES ARE NOW ON
, DISPLAY -
BOEHM KfiOWfj HERE
Von Igle's Spy Disappears at
... Beginning of War.
OREGON BRIDE FOLLOWS
German. Who Served as Steward in
Arlington and University Clubs,
'Is Believed to Have Made
Escape to Germany.
"Captain Boehm." referred to in the
story of international intrigue by Ger
many, revealed in the papers round in
the raided office 'of Wolfe von Igel, Is
believed by Portland persons who
knew him to have oeen Hans Boehm,
German reservist, whose, career in this
city is recalled by many.
Hans Boehm. who, It was learned
later, held a commission as Captain in
the German reserves, was formerly
steward at the Arlington Club for some
time. He developed a considerable ac
quaintance here and later was made
steward-manager of the Commercial
Club. After a short term In. that posi
tion he became Steward for the Uni
While in this state he married a
Southern Oregon girl, whose parents
lived near Dillard. They have two
Boehm Leaves Portland.
Shortly after the European war
broke out, Boehm left Portland. His
movements after that are more or less
obscured. It is thought he was active
for months in weaving a web of plot
and intrigue, at the behest of his own
His trail was uncovered by the au
thorities at some widely scattered
points and at one time the Government
Secret Service agents were looking for
him to cause his arrest. They were
unsuccessful in their attempt to cap
ture him, however.
He sent for his wife and children
and they left Portland- and met Boehm
in New York City. So fearful was he
at that time of arrest that Mrs. Boehm
and the children traveled by a separate
steamer to Holland, while he followed
on another boat, under an assumed
name and by use of a false passport,
it is said.
'Mrs. Boehm and the children went
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they are now believed to be living, t
Report of Shoot ins Unconfirmed.
Captain Boehm, still intent on the
duties of a spy which his government
had entrusted "to him, was off again
on his perilous mission' and later was
taken prisoner while .on an Knglish
vessel from Spain en route to Holland.
It Is not known that Boehm ever en
tered " England, but ' it is believed he
confined his activities to the safer
neutral countries. -
At any ' rate he was made prisoner
and the charge brought against him
was that of having made use of a false
passport. He is understood to have
been Interned and. although the rumor
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Flesh Colored Plates $10.00
Ordinary Rubber, All Red .$5.00
Porcelain Crowns $3.50 to $5.00
Gold Fillings, from $1.00
22-K Gold Crowns $3.50 to $5.0O
22-K Gold Bridge $5.50 to $o.OO
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circulated here that he had been shot,
this .was never confirmed.
The Captain Boehm referred to in the
correspondence of von Igel is believed,
here to have been none other than the
former affable steward ot leading Port-:
land clubs,, wno later made use of his
acquaintance with men of affairs and
of things American in spying and in
trigue.. "Dip" Gets $25.
Mrs. S. Peters. 281 East Seventy
fourth Btreet .north, reported to the po
lice last night that a pickpocket had
stolen 126 from her at the Yamhill
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