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Wednesday fair, cooler except
tnr the coast; ii'oderate West
MXTY-KKillTH YKAH 0. 21
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1 . . 'it
Ram Chandra and Ram Singh,
-Defendants in San Francis
co Trial Dead Hearing At
tracted Internation Interest
LIVES OF MANY ARE
ENDANGERED BY GUN
Ecfito Struck by Bullet in
Learing Witness Stand Be
fore Noon Adjournment
BAN FRANCISCO, April 24. J
. Twenty-nine defendants'
charged with conspiracy to vio
late the neutrality of the Unit
ed States through plots to fo
ment revolt against British rule
In India, were found guilty In
a verdict announced shortly af
ter midnight this morning by
a Jury In the United States fed
eral court. In the case of John
F. Craig, head of the Craig
Shipbuilding yards. Long Beach.
Cal., a verdict of "not guilty,"
' was returned.
United States Judge William
C. Van Fleet set next Tuesday
for the pronouncement of judg
ment. . "" ,
The defendants accepted the
verdict calmly, several of them
smiling. The only exception
was Louts T. Hengstler. San
Francisco admiralty lawyer,
i who broke down and wept.
SAN FRANCISCO. AoriP 23 Ha
tred, smoldering for months amon-j
two factions of Hindus on trial hero
charged with violating the neutrality
ot the United States, burst forth Into
flames In the crowded United States
district court 'room here today, ac
cording to the federal authorities,
when a Hindu .defendant shot and
killed a fellow countryman and co
Hcfendant and was himself killed by
a bullet from the revolver of United
States , Marshal James n. Hotohan.
The live of hundred. of persons
In the' court-room were endangered
by the flying bullets in the turmoil
accompanying the shooting immcdL
(Continued on pas. 2)
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GREATEST VALUE EVER OFFERED SALEM
Bead carefully the description of this Shoe and you
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Bridge Contractors j
An Wondering Who I
Fooled This Person
J An effort is being made to
J run-down the perpetrator of
this cold, cruel Joke "on the
bridge contracton. It Is al
. ledged that a gray-balred slght-
seer from the midle west wahrd
! ered out upon the old camou
I flage river bridge Sunday after-
noon and looked downwonder
I Ingly upon the masMve concrete
approach of the new bridge and
t the tralnload of steel grinders
on ine iang.
"Ho that is all that's left of
the old bridge, oh?" he remark
ed to a Salemlte. "My folks
told me not to fail to see the
old pioneer bridge over the
Willamette, but I see It has all
gone out. But they've done a
good job of salvaging the Iron
Finnish Bolsheviki Are '
Evacuating City of Vihorg
(By Tk AocUtttd Preitf
MOSCOW, April 18 The Germans
after the capture of Lakhtl are mov
ing, in the direction of Vlborg. Th
Finnish Bolshevik government la
Disloyal Faculty Members
Will Be Given Dischargt
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23. The
board or regents of the University, of
California at a social meeting here
today passed resolutions giving Pres
identBenjamin Ide Wheeler power
aumntarlly to dismiss any member of
the faculty, or employe, who voices
In addition the regents' panned an
other resolutions by which no stu
dent may "obtain a degree from the
University of California until he ot
the har given a pledge "of loyalty to
the united States.
Attempts to Make Peace
Negotiations All Fall
LONDON,' April 23. A Russian
has wired Berlin asking whether the
"All statements direct and through
the Intermediary of the Germau gov
ernment Jo open peace negotiations
at SmoleffBk between Russia and the
Kiev rada having failed. M. Tchltcfc-
erln, the Bolshevik foreign minister.
other resolution by which no stu
-lav mean that Ger. many has de
cided to renounce the fulfillment of
the clause in the Brest-Litovsk treaty
which- provided that Russia should
(conclude. an Immediate peace with
the central rada." -
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Smoke Screens Operations of
a ii i vr t
illiea Veiieil OIX UDIO-I"
lete Cruisers Take Part in
Attack at Zeebrugge
Two Destroyers Enter Mole
and Blow Up Dock Gate;
Feat Most Difficult
LONDON. April 23. Sir Krlc
Oeddes. first lord of the admiralty,
n supplementing tha admiralty re
port on last night's raid againjt
Zeebrugge and Osteud. said In glv- J
ing the house of commons such in-1
formation as had come to hand of
thin extremelr rallant and harard-
ous raM : I
"I a the members to appreciate
hat most of the' officers and men I
from whom we have to pet the ln -
formation have "ben fighting' the
greater rart of the nltht and that
some of them are not yet in.
Tne raid was upaeriaaen nunc
command of Vice Admiral Roger
Keyes, Commanding at Dover. French
destroyers eo-owrated with the Ilrlt-
Ish forces. Six obwIete cruisers.
all from twenty to thirty yvars old,
iook part in me aiiacic. I
"Thev were the Brilliant. Sliius.
Iphirenia, Intrepid, Thetis atd VIn-
"The first five of these were filled 1
with concrete and were to be sunk
in the channel and entrances to the
two ports if this could possibly be
managed. . I
Work With IVrrrboat.
The Vindictive, working with two
ferryboats, carlred storming and de-
molUion parties to rtortn the Jiead
of the mole which runs out from
Zeebruvte, , The Vindictive was spe-
clallv- fitted for landing storming
parties r.nd was arm id especially for
the puraose with flame throwers.
stoko mortars and that sort of thlnr.
' The men employed on the block
ships aud In the stormlne and de-
mo?tlon parties-n the Vindictive
wers blnejackets and marines picked
from a large number of volunteers
from tb grand fleet and navy and
marine depots. There was great
competition for the undertaking and
we rouM only use a very small pro
portion of those who volunteered.
"There were lleht covering forces
belonging to the Dover command and
Harwich forces under Admiral T.vr-
wh!?t, covering the operation In the
north. A force of monitors, together
1th a larsre number of very small
motor boats took part In the opera
tion, which was particularly Intrl'
cate and had to be worked to a time
taMe and Involved delicate naviga
tion on a hostile coast without lights'
and largely under unkonwn navlta
tional conditions developed since tbe
war. with the1 added danger of mine;
Officer Ts Kllkil.
"I should like to mertlon that the
officer who developed the operation
"The high development of aclen-
Iirn ror or smose was rme oi-in
rsrfcrntUls to success It was more
fog than rmoke, which, combined
with certain wind conditions, was es
sential fo the success of the opc-ra
tlon. so as to protect the operation
froi bsftTles which might have
Arch".ald S. Hurd, writer on na
val ubf'ct. reviewing the naval'rald
on ZeebiugeHn the Dally Telrjcraph
"The sea was smooth and the wind!
favorab'c. bnt nnfortunaiely the
wind chanEed after the operation
was begun, with the result that theha,t day of iinllmited debate in the
Ingnloafcly devised smoke screen j
waii not as successful ai hopd fori
and the British casualties were con-
se'juentlr Increased. Aitnougn me
desrerac fighting on the breakwa -
ter res'iued in severe casualties. in 1 measure aid asserting tnat tno exe?
losses n th desperate exploit orjuttve hsd not nwd properly aurh
inkins the shins in the entrance oflnrltv already possessed. th lllino:
Iho rami were verv light, owine
tho skill with which the relief ships
were worked.'- 0
r Much' Aerial Fight Ins.
I. In: tbe British 'attack on the nd -
t.in nxt- accordina to reports from
he Zeeland frontier transmitted by
the Rotterdam correspondent or inhowllne Hrvlfhes ' now in oince
Da Sv Telerraph. several Gtrman oat-
taro n: Ostend and Zeebrusjre were
.iioneixl hv th bombardment from
the sei There also was much
riat f'zhtine. The attaciciegan ati
midnight, the reiwrt says, and pntil
2 o'.iock In the morning the German
hattorie-i fired continuously.
Two destroyers tot Inside the moleoini the president will be held re
at Zcebrurfe nd blew rp the dock
the rorresDonrtcnt at noer or
th Dally Mall Teports. The ff-at. he
M.nii incredlbK but there ap
Ptr to be no doubt abont It. Some I v effort to hasten action, after
f thA -men who took part In It sayjj o'clock, tomorrow afternoon each
th saw the waters o! ihe Hrugges
canal r;nnle out after the gate
detitroyed and the ve-i jn tnei
Hork strainlnc at their hawiers.
BODY OF SALEM
uleboat Containing Remains
That Curtis Wliison of Halem who
' 4 ' eP""r In n open lifeboat
m' indicated by a letter that
has ben received by liU parents, Mr.
und Mrs. F. J. Wtllson. The letter
U from the daughter of a llghthoutut
kteper on the toast, of Scotland and
rays the boat containing the body
drifted ashore. The, body showed
ro bruises and no other bodies were
in the boat.
Wlllson'a name, was among th
puhllKhed lists ot Tiiscanla victims,
And later reports said that he hid
been burled with othr victims on
thrt HcntilMh pnsst. Thls.annarpnllv.
rM rronw!1"- Th0 J:J!r.;ec,vii
v ;ni-su v j n m a7 j
has been Interred and that photo
graphs of the grave will be sent his
Chamberlain Says He
Will Not Press Bill
WASHINGTON,- April 23.--FoI-
lowlng President Wilson's actfon In
Announcing hi opposition because of
hi 1H1- the measure Is unconstitu
tional. Senator Chamberlain of Ore-
eon r.nnotfnced in the senate today
that ho would not press his bill
transferring trials of spies and Ger
nian propagandists from civil courts
to military courts martial.
Bombing Machines Active
Around Railway Stations
LONDON. April 22. "Our bomb-
Inz machines were very active Mon
day." says the official statement Is
sued tonl?nt on serial operations
"Ther droDoed nineteen tons or
bombs on numerous tarxets, includ
ine the Thourout railway fetation.
the Enrel ammunition dump - and
'arneton. Armentleres and Roulera
jn the aJr fighting seven machines
were brought down: ix were driven
down out of control or hot down in
our lines by antl-alreratt fire. Two
hostile balloons were destroyed.
Three of our machines are mlselng-
f-j;-.-, R1n- t -A
in Jail as Enemy Alien
iim hi a
WASHINGTON, April 23. Tred-
erlck C. Miller, the German mayor
of Michigan City. Ind., was arrested
and locked up as an enemy alien
when he came here today to discuss
with federal officials the prospects
for completing his naturalization. He
took out first papera before the
United Statea went to war.
IN LONG SPEECH
Sherman Would "Scatter
Bunch of Fakirs and Howl
I AST 'IJ AY Ur UhtSAlE.
two Men Advocate Elimina
tion of Red TapeEffort
Made to Hurry Bill
WASHINGTON. Anrll 2?.. A v.
I bonipnt attack nion President Wil
on anj Boiue of tho mtmbers of 1.1s
I offl. lal family by Senator Sherman
nr inino. Keoubllcin. marked th?
aenxte on' the Overn.an bill which
would clve the president general
powers lor reorganising-government
aKen(:ie, durine the war.
l jn a long -rpeech opoM'ng the
I senator crlticifed particularly Secre-
larus Ua,ker and Wl'wn. postmasUr
Ichalrmtn of the committee on public
I Information. He de.lared tho prcSi
1 jent had surrounded himself with
I lallBi and that ho ihould "f.cattt-r
j tne i,urf hi of econo!iile faklts aad
i.'-,!, will Kiwak Twy
I Senator Itamsdcll of Iuliilani
Xi MrKellar of Tennessee. Demi
L.rata, spoke for tho Mil. urging that
manv inartments are wonting a
jrr0f(B pt,rposos under th presert
peace time system and that "red
I tana" must be enminatea u man
mum results are to be obtained.
J apocslb'.e for success of tho nation's
... .f fort, said senator uamsaeu
j no should be given the authority he
- l thinks necMMary.
I enator will lie limited tfy agreement
I to thirty minutes' dlMtisslon of the
(Continued on page 6.)
NAV AL BASES
Sinking of English Cruisers
; Laden With Cement Across
; Exits from German Harbors
Principal War Operation
LITTLE ACTIVITY ON
FRENCH BATTLE FRONT
Rupture Between Holland and
Germany Rumored Ex
pect War Declaration
Krltish naval forces reinforced to
pome extent by Krencn warcraft. have
carried out a startling and daring
maneuver, which, if it should prove
to have been successful.' may play a
part in the future of the war
No less objective was sought than
the blotting out by one sweeping,
blow of Germany a submarine menace
from the bases at Zeebrugge and Os
tend, by the -sinking across the exits
from the harbors of large old time
cruisers, laden with cargoes of con
Crete to make them morsdIfflcult of
While full details of the attack
have not yet been received, the infer
matlon at hand is that two of the
cruisers were blown un at the en
trance to the Hrugges canal at Zee
brugge and another , was sunk, while
nasslnr In the canal.
At Ostend two additional warships
were run ashore and destroyed by
bombs, but It is believed they failed
to choke ,the canal.
I nutg Mor Work.
In addition considerable damage
was i done by the guns of the war
ships to works on; shore at both
One British torpeao dosi aesircjer
was snnk by tbe German guns and
four smaller craft are missing, while
a considerable Jr f
IlffSSS lUcklDt Te"eU W"
The only activity along the- battle
front. except for small-attacks here
and there, Is being carried out by
the artillery. The German guns Jbe wfet commission today Ha
ha ve been paying particular attention fJ arrt,mBt. .nl then took
to Ue sectors around Ypres, Kemmei tne Mutr nnder advisement. About
and th Nleppe forest. .... 100 women, clergymen, attorneys
North of Albert, the TJrltlsn In a tDJ 0, nef prgont attended the
local atiacg improTeu ur -7.1" ,i
and took prisoners nu
captives were made by them near
Itobecq and Wytschaete. Attempts
i. o. r.rrniMi to raid some French
trenches between Isslgny and Noy-
on were repulsed. ;
am. WntHt for Drive.
. Notwithstanding the lun tbfv1
expectancy In the allied camps of the
r - a ...iV a ea f SI fa
near approacn ,01 r-.v-.-
tempt by the Germans u prr" l";:'
ken and Terywners Ltbf fronti , have
teen atrengtnenea m bbusi .
. . ... mi
inrtntr onni"" . . .
nnmnr has mm rri"M"
ifii. ni Germany are
...- .. nrtnm tlSS delivered
n ultimatum to llQfiana h'"""""'"
tbe right to transmit
Il'fff MR A mm
71:1.;-, !. that acnnlesrence would
rVVaulTalent to ; Holland's abanaon-
W AdSS ng oat of Cerm.ny
?hit fhrrman newspapers are
are that tb oejma D .
: Germany at an early
TVF.HD.W W Ql jJ
ninia Anrll z.j
en-sanifrrf. tL VM.ni
n-jsanii"rrw - - .L
rtar passed ouleuy rav"ZJL ' i"
front according to tne rrencn
etaT communication issued tonight.
There were no infantry engao-
IX)NPON. Apn -7 '7
Ralned ground tody 7.;
recording w .. - tnelr
" . .i.i.IaI It m-aa a STTOUD OI nitu -
report tonignt. ana ""'.'"---
L-uion around Meteren. Numerous
.-i.nnrs were capturea.
Tbe texi "nobecfi
reportea w ' . 1 Z hrt the
Aniirai on navina "
" . - ,1-A.in mis sec
d a number of machine guni u '
improved our posltloa
We 'also impruiu
. A nnr nniuiDU
llahtlv earlv this mornma,
nefgbborhood ot Meteren d .eenred
aeveral prisoners u
-The hostile artillery developed
..M.mhls activity karly In A?.
ronii'i'-iu"'" - .. . vii
f morning wlth ras snen in lUD .
HF.rtl.lN. via. London. April Z.--The
official communication from
ceneral headquarters tells of tbe ac
tllty of the DritUh between Lens
(Continued on page
Ic" rrled ffrVfih to complete
IZcV. in addition to gain 1 f
.. captured 120 prisoiu."
Is Bill Hart a Bad Man
or Not! Movie Fans
-- . - . . - V
uscb cr steps proTra no
I sU'le to the group of fifteen of
I twenty younrsters. the llvest
movie fans in town. If one
judges by enthusiasm, who
turned out with the crowd of
several hundred whb heard
WllUam 8. (Big UUl) Hart
speak from the rear end of the
Bhaita Limited, yesterday after
noon. The aforesaid boys
tlan.bered up the metal grating
around the platform craning
their necks for the first view of
the famous star, who ahortly
appeared, much to their grati
fication, In his familiar trade
costiipe, sombrero, knotted
bandana and wild west riding
While they lltned to his
Jokes the multitude satisfied
thei curiosity as to whether
"mil" really looked like a bad
man or not. "nill" himself waa
modtPt and claimed to be a,
hero in public life only.
When tho train quietly
slipped down the track tbe
movie star was Mill telling
one of his yarns wheth
er he reached the end made no'
dlffirence. the crowd was so
busv remarking on nil age, size,
ancestry and similar considera
tions that they didn't hear
much of b's s;eech anyhow,
rxept that Hart had a bulldog
that looked "like the north end
of a locomotive going south."
Mr. Hart has been touring
the coat in the interest of the
llbe-ty loan. .Lack of tim
probably prevented him from
approaching the subject during
the brief four or five minuses
he was in Salem.
Outlook Is Pessimistic
for Championship Bopt
ST. PAUL. Mian... April 23. The
feeling persisted in the Twin Cities
tonight that the proposed champion
ship between Jess Wlllard and Fred
Fulton would not be held In St. Paul
on the Fourth of July.
Active opposition from several or
ganizations and the announced deter
mination of these forces to enlist
state-wide skpport was regarded as
chief cause for peaalmlsm. It
w. bellered lhat this opposition
w responsible for a Intimation
from the capltol that the safety com-
mtamlon would forbid tbe fight wh.Ha
. Unlfed sute i, involved In war.
COMEDY, FANTASIA, SENTCiIENT .
COTilBINED BY CHERRIAN TROUPE
1 . n
Fenormance rronOIXncea mttlicrpiccc muitii7 tuiu rua-
ny Men Are Regular Rib Breaker--So!o Work Strike
Wide Range "Spookyrille" Performance Pleaiei
Borne people may think the Creator
j naa no senae wi """..
Pn hjiudi w
- i aMaiMMa Mrt ST f Batsl"
III iuuiw - -
Is evidence to tho ccm
safe to aay that last
BUbu performance at th opera
fantaala. ntlment and
nillltary enthusiasm. The public had
' t gometbing -good
but all exp
From a musical, pomi 01
alone the performance is a rnaster
,.iw demonstrating eom of the
finest talent to be found In the tte.
nd a masterly manner pi ir"
. . h final natrlotlc thrill. It Is
a round of pleasure sucn aa one :
dom, buys for a dollar.
A.!ranra lilt Given
A suggestion of what was In atore
came with the street PT11
It was not so long as Itingllngs' but
i .... tnirhtilr uniaue and picture-
And it was mignuy us
for the most striking feature
coffln which bore ominous tn irSr
comn u Kaiser."
1 . went out with a rush.
1 ----- . . 1 ,
the house being isreiy -
day before. . And the huge audience
was appreciate irum
1 k. aurtain lifted noon tne aeim-
- i " - ---- - 1
circle of all-stars, every numi-
ing greeted with an encore. In the
center of the stage tho burly form
of the Interlocutor Dt. H. C. Epley
t like a sTlant of geniality.
while the ena men ftuuwi.,
1 . " TT f A
Ror,n-er, white and Lercnen. piay-
D0 real oaraey one
.u - in 11 tha num-
L WM ceptlonally fine, and was
.hand under the band of Director
Todd to tbe most delicate' finish.
On will sHdom bear anything su
perior to this among professional
troupes on tho circuit.
tLnlnUa fak IfltA.
Each one of, tha soloists made a
hit with his own particular rendl-
i mmA thera was a wlds
range of style It wou4 hsva been
exceedingly aiuicuu t. svjwv
'Consideration of Foreign Re-
! ' -.If.' J
lauons lommiuee nopca:
for hy. Senators Backing
MINISTER IS THOUGHT
Yesterday Spent in Debate:
No Vote Taken. Many Rea-.
sons for Step Giren.
WASHINGTON, April 2J-War
on Turkey and Bulgaria was discus
sed today In tho senate wlth-aeveral
senators announcing their willing
ness to vote for such a declaration.
No action was taken.
Tbe debate came up on a resolution
by "Senator Brand gee of Connecti
cut, Republican, calling on the fore
elgn relations committee for action
on a war resolution Introduced by
Senator King of Utah, Democrat.
Senator Brandege readllfr accepted
a substitute by Senator Knox, Repub
lican, of Pennsylvania, asking Tresl;
dent Wilson to Inform tho senate. If
It be not Incompatible with public
Interest, whether a declaration of
war on Germany'a two allies by the
United Statea 4a not desirable. There
was no vote, senate mlea requiring '
the matter to go over for a day, and
Senator Brandegeo aaid tonight, he
would not renew the discussion to
morrow, believing publicity given the
question would cause the foreign re
lations comnlltte to glv it early
Senator who spoke oa the two
resolutions drew, attention -'to tbe
fact1 that tho Bulgarian minister la
Washington Is enjoying his usual
diplomatic Immunities and some op
enly charged that valuable military
Information the minister la able to
obtain finds Its way to Berlin.
Congress and thecountry. Senators
Congress and the country. Benatora
demand that Bulgaria and Turkey bo
openly acknowledged, as enemies cf ,
the United Btates by reason, of their
alliance with Germany.
lf '--11 J T..-
most pleasing. Tbe first number-,
'Somewhere in Franca 1s Daddy"-
by John Treager. went dlrtet to the
hearts of the aodlenct with its ming
ling ot pathos and patriotic devo
tion, sent borne with the magic of
a sympathetic voice. ,
"The Flag of my-Heart" a grip
ping song rn Itself, was rendered
with gripping force by the powerful
vibrant baritone of Gingrich, whose
solos are wont to have In them the
ring of the battle-cry. It need not
be said that this number gwsyed the
audience f rongly.
in point of tenderness and senti
ment, local work baa seldom sur
passed the rendition of "Blue Bird"
by Albert Cllle a song of soul, sang '
from the soul, with an accompan
Iment of bird-notes and the exquisite
shading ot the chorus which held the
salience to the last note.
Of a different type were the solos.
Sons of JJberty by Todd, and
"There's a Service Flar Flying -t
Our House." by Macy. They had In
them the dash and .swing of martial
tentlroent that made the blood trade
and called out applause In the midst
of the singing. Both singers Inter
preted grandly the eentlment of the
Knowlaibl Injects Ponch, ,
Charles Kapwland Injected a tou'h '
of bravado aid comedy, as well as a
eursrestlon of the charge. Into hta
rollicking aolo. "We'll Knok the Hel
Ito Into Hellao out of Heligoland."
He was finely backed up by tho
chorus and the thing sent the audi
ence wild with Its dash and ita
, A fantastic bit of colored humor
was pulled off by II. It. White in bU
rendition of "Alexander's Hack from
The curtain dropped on this num
ber, the auditorium lights went out
tnd a row of United Btates flags roso
up from the footlights, calling forth
a fresh burst of applause. A brief
pause, and tb curtain rose npnn on
of the most beautiful, stirring ta'-.
leaux ever "presented on a Slm
stage. There was a statuesqu g ry 9
cV soldiers and sailors grouped plTml
a gigantic Uncle Sara la the center.
(Continued on paje 2)