The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 06, 1918, Page 1, Image 1

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Rain, cooler southwest por
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Senator Wadf worth Criticises
' Lack of System; Speeches
. For and Against Measure
Are Prepared "
Baker to Appear Before Com
mittee Today for Further
. WASHINGTON, Feb. e. -Development
today promised indefinite ex
tension of the controversy In th-?
senate over American war efficiency
and the military committee's bill for
a war Cabinet and munitions direc
tor. - , ; ,
. Senator Wads worth, a republican
committee member, delivered a pre
pared speech in behalf of the pro
posed legislation criticising what he
described as utter lack of system and
comprehensive planning in the gov
ernment's war activities. ; There
were no replies today by administra
tion spokesman,, bat several expect
to apeak tomorrow, in unite of ef
forts . to curtail, the agitation, so
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New Spring Silks
Several Large Shipments
Just Opened
While the lines are by no means complete, WE ALREADY
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Silks Are Scarce
and there will be a scramble to get first choice from every
new arrival this season. j , 7
-When compared with former prices SILKS ARE THE
showing a wonderful array of plaids and stripes in many
shades and many weaves. They will be1 freely used for
Suits, Skirts, Dresses, Waists and to be made up in combi
nation with other fabrics, y I ,
SILK SERGES in plaids and stripes.
Three grades of CREPE DE CHINE in most all wanted
shades. ' ! s
New wash satins in ivory and flesh colors. j ,
HEAVY, GOTHAM CREPE especially for tailored waists
and Suits in handsome Spring shades.
Splendid qualities in BLACK CHIFFON TAFFETAS.
Many plain shades in MESSALINES.
GEES, also colored Pongee in plain shades..
Our profits are all figured on the spot cash plan .which in
sures unmatchable values. I
Onr Store Closes at 5:30 Every . Evening Except
Saturday at 8 Oclock
Food Administrators in Ses
' sion at Portland Decide
on Action
New Canneries to Be Disoour
j agedBakers Given For
mer Bread Price
t PORTLAND, Feb. 6. Complete
control of the fishing; and canning
industry on the faclfic coast was as
sumed by the food administrators of
Oiegon, Washington, California, Ida
ho and Alaska, at a conference here
today and a ruling was made, that
bakers may j-eturn to the former
wholesale price for bread. This lat
ter action 4oes not indicate necessar
ily thar the retail prices will be In
creased. ,
j The control of the fishing and can
nery industry was taken following
conferences with salmon packers and
fishermen in the northwest and ap
plications from 26 to operate can
neries were considered. The govern
ment will discourage establishing
new canneries for purely speculative
i Frank M. Warren of oPrtland, has
been appointed Pacific coast repre-
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Franz von Rintelen and Asso
ciates Given Maximum Pen
alty for Conspiracy to De
stroy Allied Ships
Penalties to Take Effect When
Terms of Former Punish
ment Expire
NEW YORK. Feb. 5. Franz Von
Rintelen, German naval officer, and
a , reputed member of the German
war staff.. was found guilty with ten
other defendants In federal court
here today of conspiracy to destroy
food and monitions ships of the en
tente allies by placing "fire bombs'
in their cargoes. Judge Howe im
mediately imposed the maximum
penalty of eighteen months' impris
onment in the federal penitentiary
at Atlanta and. a fine of $2(H)0-?on
each of the prisoners.
"Pleas of lack of proof, sickness,
recent marriage and ignorance of the
laws of this country." Judge Howe
said, "will not influence this court
In imposing sentence. These men
have been found guilty, by an impar
tial jury of American citizens and
the crime calls for the severest pen
alty. I regret that it is not more
severe1 ; ;
Other Are Arrested.
Instances . where the defendants
are now servins sentences under
previis convictions, the present
penalty will take effect when the
term of the first punishment r
plres. This applies to Von Rintelen,
who was convicted last . spring of
conspiracy to cause strikes in muni-,
tions plants and was ' sentenced to
two years and six months in the At
lanta federal prison. , '
'Others convicted today were Cap
tain Otto-- Wolyert, former superin
tendent of the Atlas Line pier, which
was operated by ie Hamburg-American'
Steamship company. He was
arrested two days after the declar
ation of war between the United
States and Germany nopn suspicion
of being a dangerous alien enemy.
Karl Von Kleist, formerly a sea
captain and an American citizen, was
a partner of Dr. Walter P. Scheele
in the latter's chemical plant In Ho
boken. N. J. Dr. Scheele and Von
Kleist are said to have aided In put
ting combustibles Into fire bombs.
Prevfcms itentevieer Served.
Ernest Becker, an electrician of
the North German Lloyd liner JFried
rich der Crosse, )w ho was accused of
having made the bombs and carried
them to the pier of the- A(las line.
He has served six months on a pre
vails conviction.
Frederick- Wilhelra Karbade, Wil-
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assistant engineers on the Friedrich
der Crosse, who i helped in making
the bombs, it was elarged and hare
served terms of six months each on
previous convictions In other bomb
; Eugene Reister, assistant manager
of the Labor Lyceum in Brooklyn,
who was accused of having been a
"go-between" for Karl Schtmmel. He
is a-naturallzed citizen '
Walter Uhde,.a German, and Bon
ford Boniface and Joseph Zef fert,
American citizens, who were accused
of being messengers and handy men
for the arch conspirators.
' Indicted at the same time but not
found by the government officers
were Captain Knno Bode, Dr. Karl
Schimmel, Dr. Walter P. Scheele and
Captain Gustav Steinberg. ,
Another defendant. Karl Schmidt,
was declared not guilty by the Jury
on "Friday by order of the court,
when it was found that there was
not sufficient evidence to convict
him. V
Kuehlmcmn Betrothed to
OAe of Germany $ Richest
! LONDON. Feb. 5. A dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph from Am
sterdam says Dr. von Kneblmann,
the German secretary of foreign af
fairs, is betrothed to Frau von Frk-d-
laenderfuld, who, arter Frau uerina
Krupp von Bohlen und Halbacn, Is
reported to be the richest woman in
Germany. ?
i Fran Frledlaenderfuld is the di
vorced wife of he Hon. John Mit
ford, son of the lated Lord Redesdale.
Tarter Forces Occupy
Yalta; Red Guards Hit
PETROGRAD. Feb. 2. Tartar
forces have occupied Yalta, in the
government of aurida and are ad
vancing on Sebastopol, Russia'.!
chief fortress an naval base on the
Black sea, according to a dispatch
received by the Petrograd Evening
Pout from SebastopoL
The 'dispatch adds that the Tar
tars are dealing mercilessly with Ted
guards, sailors nd soldiers.
Evidence of Money From New
York Company Appears
in High Court
Statements of Frenchman
Charged With Treason
Branded as "Lies"
PARIS, Feb. 5. Bolo Pasha, wno
is on trial before the high court on
a charge' of treason, lost something
of his customary nerve at the close
of today's session, when the govern
ment's first witness, an expert ac
countant, M. Doyenj after solemnly
turning to the prisoner with the dec
laration: "All of Bolo's statements
are lies, he never received the com
missions he alleges as the basis of
his fortnne," hnded to the ceurf re
ceipts, cheques and other rocuments
showing that Bolo had received half
a million dollars each from' the Guar
any Trust company of New York,
agent of the Deutsche bank before
the war, and the Royal Bank of Can
ada. 1 .
Bolo's face lost the half smirk,
half sneer which- it had worn all
day at. the sensational close of M.
Dayen's testimony and for the first
time since the opening of his trial
he waived the opportunity to Inter
rogate.' '
- Accountant Glve- Testimony.
- M. Doyen occupied the stand for
nearly two hours7 detailing slowly
and methodically his examination of
Bolo's affairs. Tils testimony wai
often technical and many who had
Jammed their way into the building
had left when the witness reached
the climax.
During the early portion of the
trial Bolo maintained the attitude
which he assumed yesterday, his jov
iality bringing repeated laughs that
had to be checked as he sparred with
the prosecutor and chief Judge dur
ing his examination.
He" was "Jaunty as ever, striking
attitudes in .the' dock, gesticulating
gracefully, talking with lightning
like rapidity, seemingly never at a
loss for an answer to the questions
rained on him by the prosecutor and
court alike. Iwas only when M.
Doyen began his testimony that Bolo
slumped down in his seat and strove
tp look unconcerned, listened to the
accusation hurled at him. He pre
sented a strong contrast at first to
his cctrisonfer, his form en secre
tary, who in a pitiful, shaking vol--,
with hand upraised, had sworn he
was Innocent.
Specimen Letter Surprise?
In the latter half of the session,
howejrer. Porchere .seemed -cooler
than Bdlo. It was especially true.
when M, Doyen read a -specimen let
ter from a collection of photograph
ic reproductions of cheques and oth
er papers, which had been sent here
by the attorney general of New York.
This letter was addressed to the Am.
iD- ban'
You will receive- sums for my ac
count, the amount of which Paven
stedt (former head of his bank)
knows." z.
Other exhibits were checks show
ing the payment by the Guaranty
Trust company to the Amsinck bank
for $500,000 paid "for the account
and by order of the Deutsche bank"
and checks to the order of the Royal
Bank of Canada and as correspond
ent from that institution for $500,
Nicholas Banished Years Ago
for Love Affair With
' U. S. Actress
PETROGRAD. Saturday, Feb. 2.
Former Grand Duke Nicholas Con-
stantlnovltch, nephew of Emperor
Nicholas I,' and son of the late Grand
Duchess of Alexandra Joseph fowana.
Js dead at the age of C8 at Tasa-
kend. Russian Turkestan. Nicholas
was banished to Tashkend years ago
by the. Romanoff family because of
a love affair with an American ac
tress. Grand Duke Nicholas Constantln
ovltch fell intp disgrace : more than
40 years a?o, 1 when ho became so
infatuated with an American woman
then In Europe that he stole hlj
mothers 'Jewels and also precious
stones from the imperial chapel.
Later the jewels and a large number
of family papers which the grand
duke also had given the woman were
recovered and she was expelled from
Russia. It was only through strong
representations made by the Ameri
can representative in Petrograd that
the woman was not exiled to Siberia.
When Nicholas was banished he
lost all his military and other hon
ors, but Emperor Nicholas In later
years permitted him to retain bis
rank as a knight of the order of St.
Andrew. ,
Property Seizure Followed by
Monks' Attack on Red
Guard; Petrograd Demon
stration Is Promised
Priests Urge People to Fight
for Possession of Holy
Images '
PETROGRAD, Feb. 5. The soviet
issued a decree today signed by Ni
kolai Lenlne and other members of
the de facto government, absolutely
separating the church and the state,
eliminating church Income from the
state and confiscating all church
realty, furnishings and parapher
nalia. The decree stipulates that re
ligious societies may continue to use
the property exclusively for religious
services, although the title Is vested
in the state.
Religious freedom is guaranteed
so Ion as. religious' societies do not
Interfere with social order, limit the
rights of Individuals or hinder the
republic. No 'religious scruples are
to exempt persons from their duties
as citizens. The relieious oath is
canceled and replaced by promise.
'State to Own lroerty.
Marriage ceremonies and birth
registrations are to be performed by
the civil authorites. Religious
teachinjc is abolished in state schools
and In private schools with a similar
curriculum. I y
No state assistance will be given
Lto ' any church society or religious
agent, .no religious sotety will be
permitted to own any property, but
will merely be permitted to borrow
It from the state for church services.
An official statement Issued by
the-department of public welfare
concerning a clash over the seizure
of the .Vexander Nevsky monastery
says the monks offered forcible re
sistance and incited a mob to Vio
lence by ringing all the bells Of the
monastery and summoning the par
The statement ad(fs that monks at
tacked a red guard with a club and
that the soldiers were forced to shoos
in self-defense.
''.Orthodox Church Protests. '
Small parades of prayerful mem
bers of the Orthodox church were
held ;today In protest against the
seizure by the Bolsbevikl of church
property. The largest parade center
ed at the Kazan cathedral plaza. In
this group, which was typical of all
Others, bare-headed prelates, in full
regalia arid flowing robes, marched
along the Nevsky prospect carrying
crosses and sacred images, with lay
men following them, tiiantingy None
of the paraders was molested. The
authorities of the Smolny institute
had scattered through the streets
proclamations declaring they had no
intention of disturbing any religious
parade, but previous rumors to the
effect that the demonstrations would
be dispersed by force evidently cur
tailed their size. .'
In the Orthodox churches some of
the priests laid strong emphasis on
the assertion that they did not ob
ject to the surrendering of church
treasures to save Russia from a for
eign enemy, but urged to people to
fight to the last rather, than surren
der the holy Images to the custody
of Jews, many of whom, they de
clared, were holding Important posts
In the Smolny government. Protests
in this respect assumed an anti-Se
mitic character.- -
Seizure Causes Clash. '
PETROGRAD, Saturday. Feb. 2.
Because of the seizure of the Alex
ander Nevsky monastery In Petro
grad by the Bolshevik! and other at
tacks on church property elsewhere
taken in conjunction with other
circumstances attending the latest
. revolution, the Most Rev. Dr. Tlknon,
patriarch of all Russia, an metro
politan of Mscow, Issued today at
Moscow an anathema threatening all
the participants with excommunica
tion and calling on the faithful to
defend the sacredness of the church.
In connection with the. seizure of
Alexander Nevsky monastery, which
occurred yesterday by order of Mmo.
Kolontay, minister, of social welfare,
theie was a riot and a sharp strug
gle, in which the monks fought the
red gards. "One monk, named Stipe
trev, who .was wounded, died today.
The church authorities are ar
ranging a' great demonstration In the
Petrograd tstreets which the bol
sbevikl leaders are seeking to pre
vent on the grounds that It mlfbt
bring a clash. The church author
ities, however, apparently, aro de
termined to carry out their plan.
The clash of the churclj with the
Bolsbevikl government Is approach
ing a most acute stage. The patri
arch, whose anathema is counched
In the strongest language, als has
demanded from the military commis
sion at Mohller the releare of Arch
bishop Gommel and other prelates
and an explanation of their arrejt.
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Petition of Citizens of County
Cause Him to Run, He
Explains -
Official Point to Past Record
as Recommendation to
County Judge V. M nushey will
be a candidate for re-election.
Judge Bushey authorized this an
nouncement yesterdajr as a result he
oa Id of pressure that Is being
brbught to bear upon him daily by
citizens of Marlon county. It was
Judge, BuBbey's intention about the
frst of the year not to become a
candidate for a third term, but he
explains that the petitions of his
friends have caused him to decide
to enter the race. ' - '
"My acquaintances from different
parts of the county are coming to see
me every day and asking me to be a
candidate," 'said Judge Bushey.
"While; I have not seen any written
petitions yet. I am reliably: Informed
that petitions being circulated for me
already contain the names of more
than 2000 voters of Marion county.
Judge Bushey's decision to enter
the. race puts at the present .time
three men before the people ' who
have made definite announcement of
their candidacy, j The other two are
L. J. Adams of Silverton and F, T.
Wrightman of Salem. W. H. Gouley
has decided to run for, re-election as
county commissioner and not seek
the judgeship as he had-contem
plated. Nothing definite has come
from Ben Robertson relative to Jiia
reported aspirations for the office.
January 1. 1919. will complete
Judge Bushey's second term as Marl
on county judge.. lie was first elect
ed in 1908 to succeed Judge John II.
Scott, and was re-elected in 1912.
the second term being. for a period
of six years under a eonsMtuti6nal
amendment passed by the people In
1910, making a six-year term for all
judges in Oregon.- ". ' , - . - - ' . ! .
"If I am re-elected." said Judge
Bushey In making his announcement.
"J will give the same : attention and
care to the work of the office that I
have in the past. My administration
win' be as economical as is consistent
with'good county gorernment. If the
war Is . still In progress during any
part of my term I shall use the in
fluence of my position, to see that
Marion county does Jts share in co
operating with other forces of the
nation in the successful prosecution
of the war.". '
Series of Conferences
Take Place in Berlin
. LONDON, Feb. 5 According to
wireless press dispatch- from Berne
a series of conferences took place at
Berlin yesterday. The . German em
peror and crown prince received sep
arately Vaseil Radoslavoff4, the Bul
garian premier; Count Czernln, the
Aqstro-Hnngarian foreign minister,
and Talaat Pasha, the Turkish grand
vizier, after which the emperor pre
sided at a crown council. Various
conferences continued throughout
the day.
The Austrian food controller Ilerr
Iloefer, has arrived at Berlin to
make urgent representations to Ger
many regarding the necessity of
helping Austria fn her food diffi
culties. Umpqua Jetty Is Urged
by U.S. War Department
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.-r-Construc-tlon
of a Jetty at the bar and en
trance of the Umpqua river. Or., to
cost $553,000, half of which would
be paid by the government, was rec
ommended .to congress today by tht
war department.
Bomb Thrown at Imperial
Palace in City of Berlin
ONDON, Feb. 6 A bomb was
thrown at the imperial palace in
Berlin by striwers Saturday evening,
according to Berlin advices received
by the Times by way of Berne.
Twenty-five persons were arrested.-
Mrs: G. W. GUI Run Over
and Injured by Automobile
Mrs. Cl. W. Gill, an elderly wom
an who lives at 128 South Cottage
street, was r severely Injured wjjen
run over by an automobile at Court
and Church street about 8:30 o'clock
last nlgbV The automobile was driv
en by a daughter of Rev. G. F. Holt,
pastor of the Bap'st chnrch. Dr.
Holt did all possUie last night for
the comfort of Mrs. Gill. ; ,
Mrs. Gill, in an unconscious state,
was removed to the Salem hospital,
where It was found she had a broken
arm and was otherwise : badly
bruised. . She had not reralned con
sciousness at a late hour last night.
Teutons Begm Inauguration
of "Surprise" Attack 7htn
Americans Open Fire zzi
Shell Positions
Fighting in Air Active; AIH:
Bring Down Thirteen
Planes Again ,
(By Tht Attociatei Pre)
Fronr the North Sea to the Swiss
frontier the military activity dally
seems to be growing in intensity, and
it may be fair to assume that In the
not distant future some of the blir
battles that have been forecast will
break. The American. British aol
French armies having been taking
whacks at the German line, either
by fairly strong patrol attacks or toy
bombardments, while, in turn, the
Teutons have been giving consider
able attention on various sectors to
their enemies.
From the American viewpoint an
other successful maneuver by the
Americans on their sector of the
front is of the greatest Interest. A,
on last Saturday, the 'Americans
again have nipped. In the bud an im
pending surprise attack on their
trenches and taught the Germans a
salutary lesson with their artillery.
In the German trenches the Teu
tons Were awaiting the word to go
over the top for an attack, when the
Americans opened a heavy fire en
the positions.
American Inflict Casual tie.
Heavy casualties are believed to
have been Inflicted on the Teutons
and considerable damage was done
by the 7B on the German trench-
due to the accuracy of aim of the
American ennnerS.
The . Germans have not yet been
able to .reoccupy the trenches an i
dugouts 'battered by the American
fire Saturday evening and have be' n
have been forced to build an
other line of trenches at that partic
ular .point.
Next in importance to the opera
tions "on , the American front have
been attacks by the Germans against
the French in the Alsne region an 1
north of Verdun near Beaumont.
The French war office asserts that
the attacks north of the Alsne wer
repulsed, but the German war of fit
says that south of Beaucourt, TBadn
storming troops pushed far into th
French front. Inflicting heavy casual
ties and returned to their .own lines
with prisoners. ; V
The British have carried out suc
cessful raids against the Teutoar i
southwest of Armentleres and In th
vicinity of the Ypres-Staderii railway,
where many of the enemy were
killed and others captured. j
French flag Thirteen Ilanes.
Intensive air fighting basj been ro
ta on between the French and the
Germans in France and between thn
Italian and British airmen and the
Germans In the Italian theater. Sun-
day thirteen enemy planes wprn
downed by ,the-French far Inside tho
German lines while an equal num
ber were shot down by British and
Italian airmen.
In Germany, according to the
latest - advices, "the strike ; situation
has about died out. although discon
tent is said still to exist. This feel
ing has extended even to the German
troops in Flanders, who are assert r.I
to have incited Belgian workmen to
Seeming evidence that the peace
negotiations at Brest-Li to vsk aro
ended for. the moment or that they
are proceeding without the attend
ance of some of the chky delegate
of the Teutonic allies. Is the fact thrt
conferences took place in Berlin
Monday between the German em
peror and crown prince and the Bul
garian premier; Count Czernln, the
Anstro-Hungarlan foreign minister,
and the Turkish grand vizier. Thst
knotty Questions were to be solvfd
was also Indicated by the fact that
after the conferences the emperor
presided over a crown council.
' Turko-Tartar forces In southern
Russia are now in operation again.' t
the Bolsbevikl. They have capture!
the town of Yalta. In the Crimea; anl
now are fighting with red guard,
soldiers and sailors in an endeavor
to take Sebastopol, Russia's big na
val base on the Black Sea.
Mrs. Brooks Ashed to
Run for Another Terr.:
That Mrs. Mildred Robertson
Brooks will be a randfdate for re
election to the office of county re
corder is eon stdered a certainty.
Mrs. Brooks: has given general satis
faction since she has been in the of
fice and is being petitioned to seek
the office sraln. Mrs. Brooks says
she Is not ready to make a statement
but it is believed she will be a candi
date. ' No opposition . has . yet ap
peared, vj ! ' L ' . -