The Statesman receives the leased wire report of ' the As sociated Press; the greatest and most reliable press assoc tatioa iu the world. DAILY EDITION SIXTVKItilITH YEAR XO. SO SALK3I, r.tX;o. SATIKDAY MOUM.VU, MAY 11, lttlt PIUCE HVE CEJfTil TURN TABLES ON FEDERAL INVESTIGATOR Army Intelligence Service Files Sensational Sworn ; Statements Against Gutzon Borglum 4 SCULPTOR PLANNED TO USE INFLUENCE Was! to Be Silent Partner in New Aircraft Manufac taring Company WASHINGTON. May 1 0. Sensa- j 1 - --.a- 9 t tonal sworn statements, letters and telegrams from the files of the army intelligence service were Tead into the senate record today to showthat Gutzon Borglum. while holding a personal commission, from President Wilson to inquire. Into the govern ment's aviation program, was nego tiating secretly for the formation of o nrivata air Diane company to take war contacts and capitalize his friendship with the president. The sculptor who has been the chief critic of aircraft production of ficials. Is represented as seeking for himself a position as silent partner in the proposed new corporation, his -sole asset in the transaction to be f riendshio -with Presi dent Wilson, whom he stated could do anything with, t ? lluuro Gitmon a Partner. he! With Borglum was associated, ac cording to the documents, Hugo C niKcnn i pmoloTe of the British ministry of munitions of war In, the located In New York- in hrTe in the oeaL fa formal statement by Kelyon W. Mix of the Dodge Manufacturing r Indiana, settlnr forth a detailed account of his negotiations With the two men. is among me pa pers put Into the Congressional Rec tw vere presented by Sen ator Thomas of Colorado, a member .nate military committee. wVrn tin fheen nartleularly active In eni.ectlon with the aircraft agita tion. ? - ' "V:V " . ""' ' . VOmmi.XoC Informed, f ti. statement shows that -coy . rr.e.la. Including Vice TAoMsfi Marshall and Howard Cofrin, formfer head of the aircraft Wrd have! had most of the iufor- a;ci(A ! todav since last lonnarv There i Is no indication ' ttk,t It i reached President Wilson himself, at Uiat time or that w T.r..ir0t knew of Its existence tn soveral 'weeks ago when ne called a halt upn the sculptor' tn- vetl8;atlosin his name. ' AIl of the document submitted by cJuts-., Thnmu as well as much - other data from the war department k wn nlaced in the hands of Assistant Attorney Yleneral Frierson. who has Just started the inquiry or dered by the president Into charges of graft disloyalty and incompetence In1 the government aircraft. These fT..rra. referred to first in capltol cloakroom gossip and finally on the n... r n9tP have been at- iiwi v. f- - ' . .t .,,,. ,t i,i.ti to assertions or Borglum. - :.. , . '' : i Kaolee Mke AccnKHUon. s With the Mix statement there was tiUA Pnnr nf a formal statement MHiii Itnrrliint made to the mill tary intelligence section ofx the m ronr4i staff late In January by Henry Harrison Suplee, Mix consulting engineer, and who partlc .tp&ted In many of: the conferences on the subject of the proposed corpora tion with Borglum and Gibson, de-i-riy.A w hit ehief. The latter says he became suspicion rhen he visited rtAiniw in washiwrtovi during Jan uary, and wa shokn President Wll- sonfs letter authoiizlnir tne nves mtlnn h-r fh ttcuiotor and decided then to report the whole matter to rovernment authorities. 1 There are intimation that a reat deal of information bearing on Borg- lam activities an4 motives lias been - assembled by the army Intelligence service. J There is an unconfirmed report In official circles that evi dence of German influences In some fgrm will be brought to light when . the full story is revealed. ''A FR.MT:rP 1 CHARGED. 5CEW YORK. May 10. In a state ment issued here late tonight. Gut son Borglum characterized as a seurrllous frameup" the charges RUde against him in "Washington to day in relation to his connection with the investigation of airplane TirDdnntlnn In ha TTnltPlt "StatCS. "This scurrilous framenp. which I charge It to be, has been 'n the hands f- the rovemment for months," he saidj "and Is now sprung when it has finally become evident that ! stall TerBlts nnt!1 the nirnlane failure i honestlr anil thnrnnrhlv investigat ed. The charges of Mix, a .confessed tool of Deeds, and Mix' engineer are lies unreservedly, both 'n inference and statement, as annlied to me in anything T ever did. .directly or in directly, that was improper In my rapaelty as a renresentative of the Brayless Army Mules and Qaackless Docks Object of Veterinarians' Clinic To BcJIeld in Portland Next Month; Theories Advanced Just one thing prevents -the army mule from being 100 per cnt erririent. This is his ten dency to bray at unseemly times. The mule, it ape pars, nses no discretion about his braying and will lift up his voice in a peal of ribald laugh- , ter with the enemy in easy ear shot and frequently throws a whole army into consternation by revealing his presence to the enemy. French veterinarians have discovered a method to deprive tht mule of his bray by a sim ple surgical operation, but the secret has not reached this side , of the ocean and American vet erinarians are anxious to get hold of it. At a joint clinic of Oregon and Washington veter inarians to be held In Portland next month exeprlments are to. be performed upon two ani mals in an effort to produce the brayless mule. According WAR CABINET DEFENDED BY EARLCURZON Government Leader in House t of Primrose League Speaks Before League NO TIME FOR PROPHECY Opposes Placing Generals and Admirals as Members of Ministry V LONDON. May 10: -Speaking the annual .meeting of the Primrose league today. Earl Curton, govern ment leader In the house of lords. and member of the British war coun ell, defended the British war cab inet ' "We have been told 'frequently during the last few montbs mat our government was In weekly, - if s not daily, peril of having an end put 10 It.i existence. Against It only yester day was directed a lethal blow which somewhat glanced off the target," he said. ' - " ;.T. . -The t resent is not a moment for prophecy. It Is a moment ror grap pling with hard fact, because the military menace I greater than at any time during the last four year. It may truthfully be said that the enemy is at our gaies of destiny is with n at tbla very mo ment," I - Earl Carton, said he was thorough ly astonished wnen ne reaa jo i newspaper proposals made by re s'tonsible persons that the right thing to do at this emergency was to place generals and admirals insiae me cab inet The strange thing about this suggestion, he said, was tnai u w made by jtbose wno "SDneu German mllftarlsm. . "Let the generals and admirals., he continued, "attend the cabinet inor thev do every day ana advise cabinet minister, but the mo- - la niacea m of policy and administration, the sol a,JZ i- .rvniiAd and he doe not lm .X.iniatratinrf. The name J1..1.11M. ni a dangeroua form . practice Is ex- TOniafVOBV-r.,X". to' the army it- trenieiy vMiav- He said that mistake mlht have He saio .aid. "since the peen " . . ln nf- csesent government the empire ha. given forth fice the viv. h never pw war effort wuivu ,it The posiwoa w equauea i Vh. f at the England toaay -hM,wark moment v --,,WtiM of which 1 upnoiamg the world. HEARING IS CONCLTDEP. .n - rii. hearing of PARIS." MTi----;- - case eviaence T 1 Captain lor was conciuaea """f !.. . un his net. the prosecutor. "",tt6' ey and seven case louu ----- riead. The for the defense wlH then pieao, court contemplates sitting day. , , Searching Parties Look For Traces of Aviator HONOLULU. May 10.- Searchlnis they hd nartte renortea ionisui Tunable to find any trace or Ma who left here to- T "V r.r.i.iant trio br air niT on iiivci-io - . - , plane and who ha not been heard from since, r V . cMiir. SwiUfiemen and natives tonlgkt are searching the slopes or f.... troa ami the entire coast of for Performing Operation to Dr. V. II. 16 tie. Oregon state veterinarian, three thv orie are ad? anced for the suc cessful performance of the op eration. t)n is surgical treat ment of the "false nostril." another the severing; of cer tain muscles In the neck, and a third the cutting of some or the muscles in the tail, notwith standing the mule's caudal ap pendage Is extremely remote from the braying point. Since agitation for the bray less mule has started Prof. R. T. Sims of Oregon Agricultural college has conceived the Idea of the quackles ducji and a set of experiments will be per formed to fix ducks so they can't quack. Appeals from quiet-loving persons have racher Mr. Sims to find some way to keep ducks from dis turbing the neighborhood pt-ace and maybe the teat will be accomplished, , x T U. S. SOLDIERS PARTICIPATE IU FRENCH ATTACK American Batteries Showered With Gas Shells Patrols . ' Give Aid FRONT MOSTLY QUIET Germans Payj Big Price in Men for Recent Tempor , ary Successes , WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN, FRANCE, May 10. The Ameri can artillery participated and the American Infantry lent some assist ance Id 1 successful French raid in the ADremont forest, northwest of IToul at dawn today. The American batteries acting with the Francb ar tillerists in a heavy two-hours bom bardment were showered with gas shells by the German. Slightly to the east of the section raided American patrols created a diversion. One patrol entered Ap rcmont village, which was found to be deserted. This provoked a Ger man barrage wnile the .men were re turning. Another patrol cut the en emy's first, system of barbed wire and was engaged en the second en tanglement ten yards from the trenches, when it was attacked by fifteen Germans, using rifles, bomb and Bl3toIs. The Americans lougnt; for fifteen minutes and retired, with out suffering casualties, on the ap proach of enemy reinforcements. On the Lunevillc sector quiet pre vailed. - f AKT1LLKKY ACTIVE. RRRI.IV via Londan. May 10. The German official coiomunication-i Issued today" says: "Oa th battle front tnrougnoui the day there was lively trtillery ac tivity only in the region or Mount KemmCl. on both sides of tbe Luce brook and on the western bank of the Avre. , "The strong Increase m ine nrm? In these sector was followed by en- iL . Afttitaa emy advances, uurmg iu i"" or these and during nvaiy iwuu--tering activity we took a number of prisoners. "In the evening and during the night the artillery battle was fre a vi An Hv revived between the Yser and the Oise. On the remainder of the front the fighting activity re mained restricted to reconnoiteriug engagement.- LOSSES EXTREMELY "KAVY. v WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE. May 10. The temporary uccess of the Germans cost them dearly, for they suffered heavy cas ualties from the rifle and ncJn gun fire which was poured as they came up the elopes. The operation was undertaken at about daybreak and shortly afterward the enemy at tempted to advance lt their lines east of Bouilncourt. about 2000 . K unrth. Here also the hotdinr defense on the high ground, which the invaders eov n.1E? sJl" . it. orrnoation would g thVm TbetTer position to work . . hl attack. irora 1 " .hnntlntr lw : . fh mm it.. i van SI Tl Dill iivav . 'r f.ir the British. The "'"T 'Vt the Germans acted mIa Tell back, leaving i " -e-.V and wounded behind. The hostile artillery fire was very heavy last nigDl soma "i - air services on ooiu D,"- " -ictive throughout the Snditions were ideal for obsenra Uon. There wa mnch bombing and many engagement were fought in the air. ' MoTetnent Are Slight. PARIS. May 1. "The artillery fighting ha been rather violent in (Continued on Page S.) FAIRY LAND MADE REAL .AT THEATRE Salem Children Cause Won derment Among Grown Ups Who Saw Their Work in Dances Last Night WINDING MAY-POLE MUSIC AND POETRY Advent of Queen Beautiful Feature of Extraordinary Performance A real bit it Fairyland, with all its lights an4 colors and flowers, was lifted upon the -stage of the Grand Opera house last night in the May Day performance of the Salem school children. It was one of the most unique, most beautiful and most . laughable little productions ever placed upon the local stage, and it give evidence of infinite pains In drilling and the greatest Ingenuity In Its arrangement. With appropri ate stare dreading and a glow of harmonising color schemes as a set ting! and tbe etfin spirit of childhood entering every feature of the play. It will be long remembered by the delighted audience as' an almost faultless piece of juvenile work. The children were trained by Mrs. Ralph White. r Little tots, resembling animated rosebuds and sweet peas, danced out before the audience and took, part in rhythmic evolutions with a grace and precision that Hras as surprising a pleasing. The winding ot the May- nole wa in itself a bit of visible music and poetry, and this was fol lowed by a long series-of gracerul motion dances by individuals and groups In costume. . One or the most beautiful features or the play was the advent of the May Queen, preceded by tiny pages scattering flower and followed by a train or attendants. With an elab orate address of welcome she was crowned and" seated upon her throne In the midst of a galaxy of courtier In pink and white and blue. This grouD furnished, the background for all tbe subsequent features, which followed each other in rapid suc cession. ' There wa a group or Highland fairies who rollicked In the fling in plaid kilts: a gorgeous cluster of rvusr maids with tambourine aid their characteristic dance: a circle of ih fairies In rreen and white who abandoned themselves to. the frolic of the "Irish Washerwoman In a manner that was convulsing; a squad of tiar Zouave In scarlet coats and raps and top boots made an lastant hit with their military evolutions and reetures: a company of .colonial dames with their flack-ultef es corts trode the stately minuet and bowed and eourtesled In a way that was killing: there were dances of every form and color by dainty lit tle maids In pink and green. jy cou- piM that birled In the wait, ny sailor lads in white; flower dances, skirt dances, oriental dances, all en tered Into with the spirit of the oc casion and all delightsome to wit ness. One of the most strlklnr scene came, on with darkened stare and a group of little tots In th gnise of winred falrie rollicking in the shadows, and there was a most beau tiful effect as the stage ,was suddenly flooded with light. The musical side of .the program wa most pleasing all through.one of the finest numbers beln the ren dition of the "Blue Bird" by the en tire chorus. Half a dozen solo num- hei hv little women were inter soersed with other features, and all were received with the most hearty applause and encores. Following an ntermisison or or chestral music, the curtain went up on a stage full of soldier, sailors and Red Cross nurses, with Uncle cam fnlnmht and Britannia In toe center. There was a serle of intrl- oat nmmenande and military evo-n lutlons that won the admiration 01 the audience, and the entertainment closed with the "Star Spangled Banner. There was a generous house for the production and every evidence that everyone was rratlfied and Just ly preud or the little folk. The per formance will be. repeated this after-noon.- s , Portland Bread Prices ' Rise One Cent Monday PORTLAND, May 10. Bread pric es will ro up one cent in Portland Monday. The onice ot tbe food ad ministration announced today ' that tii. zone committee of the food and grain commissioners which met in Sookane. Wash., last Tuesday had authorized an Increase of one cent nc-r loaf.' The new price shall not exceed, nine cents-wholesale or H p. PITTSr.URO, May 10 Earl Ham ccnts retail for one pound loaf or I Uton. leading pitcher of the National 1ZM cents wholesale or 16 ntsre-Meague this season by virtue of co tail for one and a half pov;rr-r$,ind six victories, left tonight The increase Is a result of a pvUUoJl toflUiv Island. Cal., to enlist in th ot bakers and flour jobbers, s . I United States navy. AMERICANS TO BE IN PARADE Will March. Through London ' King George to Review Troops at Palace - LONDON. May 10. The American troops who will parade In London to morrow, will march over a route three miles long. They wil start from the Wellington barracks. Hyde Park, at about noon and pass through some o fthe most fashionable streets of the metropolis. The regiment will be headed by Its staff officers on horseback. On its way the column CPpass by the American embassy. where Walter Mines Page, the Amer ican aiubafloador, will receive tbe aa- lute from each man and acknowledge the dipping of tbe colors. A few minutes later the Ameri cans will pass in review before King George at Buckingham palace.' Af terward they will return to barracks American flags began to appear today on scores of houses along the route of , march and there Is every Indication that London will give the Americans a flattering reception. DEATHS TOTAL FOURTEEN FROM EASTERN STORM Approximately 150 Persons In Iowa and Illinois Injur ed Thursday CALMAR HARDEST HIT Town Practically Leveled Telephone Communicabons Perform Freaks CHICAGO, May 10. Fourteen deaths, seven in Iowa and seven in Illinois, and a property loss estimat ed at more than $1000.000. was tbe toll taken by yesterday's tornado which swept through Iowa and Illi nois. Approximately ISO persons were more or less seriously injured. The tornad. which was felt more in Iowa than in Illinois, played havoc with telegraph and telephone com munication and performed many un usual freaks. Houses Were unroofed and In one town. Calmar. la., it was reported that half of the town was practically levelled, killing four per sons. This was the heaviest toll taken In the two states in one town. DES MOIXES. May 10. Appar entlr reliable r-norts from th tor nado-stricken district pi norrneasi Iowa tonight increased the death list ' from yesterdays storm to twelve. Additional dead are: - E. G. McMlCHAEU Republic. FA Kit HIGELOW. Itenubllc ALICE liUROESOV. 't'alruar. GEORGE BEItGSIORM. Calmar. MTtS. PETER ANDERSON. Cal mar. Dead already reported, whose deaths are verified tonight, are: Theodore Krelgef. Jr.. Albert Smith and Mrs. Thomas Dodd. New Hampton: Peter Aoderfia and Mrs. P. O. Sandarer. Calmar: Roy Hus band and Mrs. A. G. Carpenter. Nashua. ! N. R. ALLEN TO ! ENTER TRAINING Salem Man Mentioned in Eli gibles for Officers' Reserve Camp at Stanford PALO ALTO. Cal., May 10 tudents from Leland' Stanford, rJ. n university wbo are eligible ror en rollment ror thefourth series of of ficers tralmag camps as announced today by tbe 'faculty Including the following: ! ' N. R. Allen. Salem. Or.: A. L. Merry, Portland, Or.: C D. Moore. Aberdeen. Wash.; J. T. Wood, White Sulphur Springs, Mont. The fourth series of officers training camps commence May IS at various army camps and Jrom among the successful graduates men will be chosen for commissions as second lieutenanta in the .national army. . K. Br Allen! mentoned In the above dispatch, is a son or Wilford Allen, one of the state industrial accident commissioners. ' Leading Pitcher Joins . In United States Navy if BRIGADIER-G E N E R A CAREY, who won fame Amiens when he closed line and held back German hordes. ' i B ri-Gen... Carey ' - Driradier-aenentt Carey' la one-of the great heroes or the nritlsh, who will live In their history forever. ; He-it wa who closed a gap in the line before Amiens In the battle ln France thereby keeping the. Germans from breaking through and flanking the Dritisb army.'-Ordered to close the line General Carey hustled about until he got together an army of sig nalmen. American engineers, labor battalions and even Chi nese workers behind the lines. He provided them with guns and ammunition, and in a short time had improvised an army which stayed the flower of the German troops. OREGON ALUMNI ORGANIZE HERE - a . Thomas ToVYTUend lr LleCted President Reminiscences Are Enjoyed An alumni association of former students of the University of Oregon was organized la Salem last night at a meeting held In ten Y. W. C A. rooms and officers wer elected. . It was a reneral "ret-together" and held in conjunction with the celebra tion of "University .Day" yesterday at Eugene. ' Thos chosen as officers for the Salem organization were: President. Thomas Townsend; vice president. Dr. Fred Thompson; secretary. Miss Florence Cleveland. Miss Cleveland Is the local Y. W. C. A. secretary. About twenty college people renewed their loyalty to their alma mater last night and enjoyed reminiscences. The committee In charge of the informal proceedings last night was composed of W. T. Neill. Mrs. Frank Spears. Miss Florence Cleveland and Miss Marie Churchill. OPPOSE GERMAN EASTERN POLICY Sharp Criticism Made in Main Committee of Reichstag by Socialist Member LONDON. May 10. Germany's eastern poltejr. particularly respect ing Ukraine, has again been criti cised sharply in the reichstag main committee, a Central Ne"a dispatch rrom Amsterdam reports. Gustav Noske. Socialist, asked tor rurther Information regarding the situation In Ukraine, and protested against conrmued Interference by Germany In the domestic interests or that country. He said It was impossible to conceal the existence or dlscora between Germany and' Austria on ac count of this situation. Matbias Erzberger. Centrist lead- . . a 1 J er, protested aramst vni ne -..- the German military dlcJ.iilori.hIp In Ukraine. He said the Center did not accept responsibility tor Germany's present policy there. MIW. PALMKU BURItlED. CHICAGO. May 10. The funeral of Mrs. Potter Palmer, tbe society leader was held at her late residence here today. It wa private. i " -F'l.' f " ''"t-. . . 'J""."1. 1 I h .-v.. -sit r - . - 2 ,1 V - -.'. Hf :; V - ' ' ' ' i n : i . it I I 5 , . -JLILm v i''- :r IO w ! SECOND RAID ON OSTEND IS SUCCESSFUL Harbor Partially Closed by Sinking Another Vassel U-Boats Will Be Forced From Sea I! Plans Mature GERMAN REPORTS ARE DOUBTED BY OFFICIALS Admiral Keyes in Chnrge cf . Latest Maneuver Bed cf Mines Soon Laid (OFFICIAL SrMMATtT) German submarine operatlcr.s from the harbor of-Ostend. BIriuM. have been seriously hampered for a time. If not rendered ImposilUe, t r a darirvraJd made on the barbor 1 the Itritish Friday morning. ,An rf flcial statement Issued by th I-r.t-Ish admiralty cays the channel ! a.: Ing os't of the Inner harbor has k n completely blocked by the hulk the old cruiser Vindictive, which wa maneuvered Into position bet heavy fire and then sunk by bomt. It appears.' however, that there l some doubt that the entire channel U blocked, one report saying that tl vessel lies at an angle and does rot absolutely interrupt the cse of tt fairway. J - The; German official statemrt concerning the-raid says the atter.. ;t was a failure and that the hnlk ' the old cruiser lies outride of tl" navigation chancel. This report c ar be compared to the one Issued cn the day following the raid on 7.--brugge. which claimed that no dam age wa done to the mole or the harbor there. Subsequent eTer.t have proved that the damage do--' by the raid on April 23 was of a f -rious nature. Kobmarlnew Short lived. It is pointed oat that tie obstruc tion in the channel at Ostend v. i'1 tend to eventually close the barter through the action of tho tides sr 1 the rapid silting up. If Ostend and Zeebrurge are re moved as ports from which the Car man U-boats may be operated. tL Germans apparently will be ten pelled to withdraw their subtn-rs-ibles to their home prts. In ttii conaectlon It la Interesting to nct that a week ago It was annotttc- : the greatest mine field known to r a- I Til uyriiuuu m ' . - the North sea to combat tbe subma rines.' It was otnciaiiy siaiea uu the area of this mine field wouM l I21.7S2 square miles and It wosld b completed by May 15. Fighting MoUf Loral. The military rorees were engir! in local fighting ln the Ypres an I cinmnie nectors. The French made a notable advance at Crivesnes. whtr they took the part of the town which had been In German hands for three weeks. ' Along the front to the north there were scattering engagement. ably at A veiny wood, north of All rt. where the contending armies are striving for strategic ground. Thre were , also small operations la the Kemmel hill front, southwest of Tpres. . Pope Benedict has set aside Jnr.e 2 as a day to be observed In th Catholic churches of the world as a day for prayer thi peace may be restored to the world. LONDON. May 10. The Crii'5!i ncv fi completed its operations for the bottling up ot the German sub marine mouths on the Belgian coart by the sinking of tbe scarred c!J cr osier Vindictive, staffed with con crete, at the entrance of Ostand har bor. The feat, accomplished In the ear ly hours of Friday, was th second exploit of the Vindictive with tbe object of closing the submarine bates and it appears to nave neen nu&;y ngt Indictlve went In nnder a heavy fire from the German bat teries, and her crew escaped, leav ing only a few dead men, on board motorboa'ts. which transferred them to torpedoboat destroyers. .The Vlndletlve's dash was covered bj & bombardment from, several cru isers. The German official account of the affair seems to hav been writ ten to save the face ot the Germans. It says that several cruisers attempt ed to enter the harbor and were driv en off. but that an old on strand d. Naval men here believe that their plana, which were worked out try Admiral Keyes and approved by Ad miral Jellicoe. when he wa first fea lord. weYe wholly successful. ADMIRAL KKYKS DIRECTOIl, DOVER. Knglaad. May 10. As on the former occasion, the opera tion to block Ostead harbor was un der the direction of Admiral Keye. Some of the men who participated ln the affair returned here todar. They saa, it was completely ue ( Continued on Page S.) THE WEATHER, moderate northwester: Fair: winds. (Continued on page 6.) Hawaii.