The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, June 07, 1918, Image 2

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    U-BQATS GET1 0
American Coasting Ships At
tacked Off Jersey Coast.
Destroyers, Airplanes and Dirigibles
Flock to Scene From Maine to
Florida Convoyed Ves
sels Are Avoided.
Washington, D. C. Ten American
vessels were known Tuesday to have
been sunk bv German submarines off
the North Atlantic Coast since May 25,
The largest to fall prey to the raid
ers, which are seeking to prevent the
sailing of transports with troops for
the battlefields of France, was the
New York and Porto Rico liner Caro-
lina, of 8000 tons, which was attacked
Sunday night about 125 miles south
east of Sandy Hook.
The fate of her 220 passengers and
crew of 130, who took to the boats
when shells began to fall about the
vessel, was unknown late Tuesday
night, but there was hope they had
been picked up by some passing ship
or would reach shore safely in the
small boats.
Not a life was lost in the sinkings,
according to the late reports.
Besides the Carolina, the known vic
tims of the U-boats are the Alantic
Refining company's tanker Herbert L.
Pratt, the steamship Winneconne, of
' 1800 tons, and six schooners, the larg
est of which is the Hauppaugue, a new
ship of 1000 tons, and the Edward H,
Cole. The crews of these eight ves
sels have been landed at Atlantic ports.
The steamer Texel was sunk by a
German submarine Sunday afternoon
60 miles oft the coast. The crew of 86
men landed at an Atlantic port.
Reports brought ashore by the sur
vivors indicated that the Winneconne
and nearly all the schooners were sunk
bv the same U-boat which had been
lurking in the path of shipping off the
New Jersey coast and the Delaware
capes since last month.
The stories told by the skippers of
the schooners indicated that the com
mander of the submerBibles was unus
ually humane for a German submarine
In no instance, so far as is known,
was a lifoboat shelled, and in all cases
reported the crews were given oppor
tunity to escape or were taken aboard
the submarine, where some of them
were kept prisoners for eight days be
fore they were turned adrift to be
picked up by a passing vessel.
Germany at last has brought her
submarine warfare to the shores of the
United States, apparently in a forlorn
hope of striking telling blows on this
side of the Atlantic and of drawing
home some of ' the American naval
forces from the war zones, where the
U-boat menace is being slowly but
surely strangled to death.
Now York Scores of United States
warships are ranging the waters off
the North Atlantic coast in search of
the German submarines which made
their long-expected attack on Amer
ican shipping in home waters late
Monday afternoon.
While the details of naval opera
tions were withheld, it is known that
destroyers, fleets of submarine chasers
and other vessels are flashing their
searchlights over the waters along the
coast and far out at sea from Maine to
Hydro-aoroplanes and airplanes
arose like flocks of huge birds from
every naval station along the Atlantic
coast when the warning was flashed to
them, and soon were scouting over the
waters where it was believed subma
rines would be most likely to be lurk
ing. Foreign aviators and American
students as well as the regular Ameri
can flyers eagerly volunteered for serv
ice. Man Shot; at Launching.
San Francisco The Isanti, an 8800
ton steamer, built for the United
States emergency fleet corporation,
was launched successfully from a ship
yard near here Sunday. The vessel's
name was chosen by Mrs. Woodrow
Wilson. The ship is 427 feet long
with a beam of 64 feet. An unidenti
fied man, who attempted to climb over
the stockade surrounding the yard and
who disregarded or failed to hear a
warning, was shot by a sentry. His
condition was said to be serious. He
was unable to make any statement.
Comfort to Cross Alone.
Washington, D. C The naval hos
pital Bhip Comfort, formerly the War
Line steamor Saratoga, has been se
lected for service as an ambulance Bhip
between this country and the American
naval base abroad. She has been spe
cially refitted to bring home sick and
wounded sailors and marines. The
present plans are to send the Comfort
across without convoy, notifying the
German government of her intended
voyage and its purpose.
Ex-Vice President Departs After Bril
liant Political Career.
Indianapolis, Ind. Charles Warren
Fairbanks, ex-Vice President of the
United States and former United
States senator from Indiana, died at
his home here at 8:55 o'clock Tuesday
Death was due to interstitial nephri
tis, which had been a chronic ailment
with him but not regarded as particu
larly serious until recently.
All members of the former Vice
President's family, except Major Rich
ard Fairbanks, who is in France, were
at his bedside.
The distinction of. birth in a log
cabin, which illustrious Americans of
an earlier day commonly had, was also
that for former Vice President Fair
banks. It is probable that he was the
last of American statesmen to have
been born in one of these humble
The one where he was born on May
11, 1852, was at Unionville Center,
Mr. Fairbanks traced his ancestors
to the days of Oliver Cromwell, who
counted "Fayerbankes" among his sup
porters. Jonathan Fayerbankes, the
first member of the family to come to
America, landed at Boston in 1636.
Mr. Fairbanks' father was Loriston
Monroe Fairbanks, a wagon maker of
Vermont, who emigrated to Union
county, Ohio. His mother was a sis
ter of the late William Henry smith,
once general manager of the Associated
The Fairbanks home frequently was
the hiding place of runaway slaves,
and no black man was ever turned
awav from the door. Fairbanks was
8 years old when Abraham Lincoln
was elected President. Then followed
the Civil War, the stirring scenes of
which the future Vice-President fol
lowed with keen interest.
Soon after he was graduated from
the Ohio Wesleyan College at Dela
ware, O., Mr. Fairbanks was appoint
ed agent of the Associated Press at
Pittsburg, Pa., holding that position
for one year. His most important
assignment was the rally of the Demo
crats and liberal Republicans in 1872.
This was one of the largest meetings
of the campaign and was addressed by
Horace Greeley. Later in life he fre
quently referred with keen delight to
his work as a newspaper man.
New York The toll of dead and
missing from the raid of German sub
marines against shipping off the
American coast apparently stood Tues
day night at 58, all from the steam
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 Sunday night
after the vessel had been sunk. The
fate of the others is not known, but it
is hoped they have been picked up by
a passing ship and will yet reach shore
Officials of the company have placed
the number of passengers aboard the
Carolina when she was attacked 125
miles off Sandy Hook at 220 and the
crew at 130, making 330 in all.
Captain Barbour, of the Carolina,
reported to the company that he was
on board the schooner Evan B. Douglas
with 150 passengers and 94 of the
crew. The schooner is being towed to
this port by a tug and us expected to
arrive soon.
A boat containing 28 survivors, 21
passengers and 7 of the crew arrived
at Atlantic City Tuesday afternoon.
Another lifeboat with 10 passengers
and nine members of the crew arrived
at Lewis, Del., with the report that 16
of the 35 who had started from the
ship had lost their lives in the storm
Sunday night.
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 into 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
British Steamship which arrived here
Tuesday. It had every evidence
having been riddled by gunfire.
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 toward K. Kaird, Jr., was
found in a sinking condition off the
Maryland coast, after having been
Spain Exonerates Allies.
Madrid German newspapers having
asserted that British and French hos
pital ships are being used for the
transportation of munitions of war,
the Spanish ministry of foreign affai
has issued an official note declaring
that an inquiry made by the govern
ment enables it to affirm that Britis
French and Italian vessels employed
hospital ships, on board of which are
Spanish naval delegates, are Ming em
ploved in a perfectly correct manner
and for the exclusive transport of sic
and wounded. 1
Thirteen Iowa Soldiers Slain.
Des Moines, la. Thirteen Iowa sol
diers, including five from Dubuque,
three from Mason City, two from Des
Moines, two from Winteraet and one
from Red Oak, were killed in action
France May 27. according to official
notices received by relatives Wednes
day night
Captain E. 0. Fluer, Des Moines,
and Lieutenant C. R. Green, Winter-
set, are among the number. All
of the Rainbow division.
ief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
More than 140 indictments, charging
violations of the espionage law, have
been returned by the Federal grand
jury at Milwaukee, Wis., involving
prominent men.
Captain Archie Roosevelt, who was
wounded in action in March, is making
excellent progress. His arm has been
removed from the sling and he walks
several miles daily.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is
sued a proclamation Tuesday night
asking for 50,000 voluntary recruits
and thereafter 2000 to 3000 monthly to
maintain the Irish divisions.
Naval officers at Norfolk, Va., said
Tuesday their reports indicated five
German submarines had been operat
ing along the Atlantic coast and that
two had been sighted off the Virginia
Loss of the naval motor launch
Ozark, with one member of her crew,
Charles E. Richards, fireman, of Chip-
ley, Fla., in a heavy sea 5ff the coast
May 12, is announced by the Navy de
partment. Federal courts have no jurisdiction
over the selective draft boards, the
Supreme court in effect decided Mon
day, in denying mandamus proceedings
to have an order of a local board in
Milwaukee, Wis., reviewed.
War risk rates took an abrupt jump
upon receipt of the news of submarine
warfare on this side of the Atlantic.
Marine underwriters advanced insur
ance trom one to two per cent to an
ports, coastwise as well as trans-At
Woman suffrage for Hawaii is au
thorized in a senate bill passed Tues
day by the house and sent to President
Wilson for approval. It empowers the
Hawaiian legislature to provide that
women may vote in all territorial and
municipal elections.
The Austrian Social Democrats, ac
cording to the Socialist Arbeiter Zei-
tung, of Vienna, have decided that the
time is inopportune for strikes. The
conference warned against rash acts
which would lead to disaster and "de
prive labor of power in the future."
Twelve of a fleet of 30 or more fish
ing vessels were sunk by a German
submarine, says a Belfast dispatch to
the London Daily Telegraph. The
submarine ordered the fishermen to
take to the boats and row ashore. It
then sank the vessels by shelling them,
Validity of Federal statutes prohib
iting sale of alcoholic liquors to sol
diers was in effect sustained by the
Supreme court, which Tuesday de
clined to review proceedings convict
ing Cornelius O Sullivan, a hotel pro
prietor, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., of
violating the law.
Representatives of 500,000 railway
shopmen have asked the railroad ad
ministration not to put into effect the
new wage scale without an upward re
vision for their crafts, saying great
dissatisfaction would be created and
intimating that it might be impossible
to avoid many strikes.
One hundred men enlisted in the
Naval Militia between the hour when
news of the U-boat campaign off the
New Jersey coast first became known
on the street and the closing of the re
cruiting office in New York Monday
night, according to an announcement
made by the enrollment othcer for this
branch of the service.
Tobacco has been classed by the gov
ernment as a necessity and producers
will be given preferential fuel sup
plies. Senator Swanson, of Virginia,
was informed by the War Industries
board in response to an inquiry that
the board was working out with the
Fuel administration a plan for supply
ing the industry with coal.
Two hundred thousand men of draft
age, who, because of minor defects,
have been held by examining surgeons
over the country for limited service,
are to be employed in producing or
handling equipment for the army.
German airmen Wednesday night
deliberately dropped bombs on hospi
tals in which there were scores of
American and hundreds of French sick
and wounded. The hospital is in a
town many miles in the rear of the
Francis S. Nash, a medical director
of the navy, and his wife were indict
ed by a grand jury in Washington, D.
C, Thursday on a charge of hoarding
foodstuffs. Investigators found among
other foodstuffs more than a ton and a
half of sugar stored in the Nash home.
Twenty-two thousand men of the
army, engaged in the spruce forests of
Oregon and Washington, have been
transferred from the control of
the chief signal officer at Washington,
D. C, to the Western department of
the army according to orders received
at headquarters at San Francisco.
The Nominate McNary Senator com
mittee, through its chairman, T. B.
Neuhausen, has filed an expense state
ment showing expenditures of $9321.48
for their candidate at the recent pri
maries. The best report yet received since
he was taken ill came from Attorney
General Brown's bedside Tuesday to
the effect that a marked improvement I
in his condition was shown. He is
suffering from an attack of penumonia.
Among the speakers who addressed
the people at the annual pioneers'
picnic at Brownsville, beginning June
5, were Governor Withycombe, Dr. J.
W. Kerr, president of the Oregon
Agricultural college, and Hon. Walter
Pierce, of La Grande.
Soldiers will shortly be allowed per
mission to pass over the Interstate
bridge over the Columbia river free
from toll charges, in light of an opin
ion rendered Wednesday by Assistant
Attorney General Van Winkle for the
county commissioners of Multnomah
Whether the Oregon State Hospital,
the largest of the state's eleemosynary
institutions, will have a deficiency for
the present biennium, will depend en
tirely upon the nature of the bids for
the next six months' supplies, which
will be opened within a short time at
Salem, is the statement of Superin
tendent Steiner.
With the fund for special agents ex
hausted, Governor Withycombe will
invest each member of the Military
Police with such authority and provide
him with a special agents star to en
force the prohibition law. It is un
derstood that the State Police already
have been responsible for apprehend
ing a number of bootleggers and it is
the intention of the executive to use
members of that body extensively in
suppressing illicit liquor sales.
Umatilla county must forego the
use of all white flour until the next
grain crop is on the market. Grocers
representing the entire county met in
Pendleton Wednesday, organized and
made a pledge to sell no more white
flour until harvest, the only excep
tion will be to sheepmen in remote
districts who must bake in a pan ; un
der a county food administrator's or
der, they can get a limited quantity of
mixed flour containing 50 per cent of
The Port of Astoria commission at
its meeting Wednesday closed a deal
for the purchase of approximately 250
acres of land lying between the port
dock and the Spokane, Portland & Se
attle railroad bridge. The tract em
braces 7500 feet of water frontage,
with 3500 feet along the shoreline, and
was bought from A. B. Hammond for
$137,500 in port bonds, drawing 5 per
cent interest'. The property is to be
utilized for the establishment of indus
trial enterprises.
The first deficiency appropriation to
be asked for by a state institution will
probably be in the latter part of June,
when the state penitentiary will ask
for about $50,000 to carry it through
the balance of the biennium. About
$12,000 now remains of the $180,000
appropriations made by the last legis
lature to provide for maintenance of
the prison. This $12,000 will probab
ly be gone by the latter part of July.
The Emergency board will be asked to
meet next month, so that provision
may be made for having funds on hand
when the maintenance appropriation is
gone in August.
At a mass meeting held in McMinn
ville Sunday telegrams were author
ized sent to Senators Chamberlain and
McNary and to the Food administra
tion as follows: "Yamhill county has
pledged itself to the no-wheat pro
gram. People are willing to eat roots
and grass if necessary that our soldiers
may have food. But there is wide
spread indignation against the con
tinued grain consumption by the brew
eries. One thousand citizens of Mc-
Minnville, in mass meeting, respect
fully ask you to support the Randell
amendment to the food bill."
The Eugene city council, in accord
ance with the state-wide plan decided
upon at a recent meeting in Portland
Friday night passed an ordinance pro
viding that all able-bodied men must
work at some useful occupation 36
hours each week, regardless of thei
financial circumstances. A fine of not
to exceed $100 is provided as a penalty
for violations of the ordinance. ,
IJThe Eugene chapter of the Red Cross
has announced that it will publish the
names of all persons financially able to
give to the cause, who flatly refused
to make subscriptions.
R. G. Woodward, of Hill City, Kan,
arrived in Baker, Monday to visit h
brother, M. K. Woodward, a mining
man. This is the first time the broth
ers have met in 36 years since M. R,
Woodward left Hill City to come west
in 1882.
Union .county's retailers and flour
dealers meeting in special session
cently at La Grande, volunteered to to
tally abstain from the use of wheat
products until after the harvest The
resolution passed unanimously and the
repesentation was extensive.
Military training will be a part of
the course at the Medford high school
next year. This move was decided on
by the school board, when Melvin Elles
tad, who has been acting as manual
training instructor, was engaged
instructor in manual training and mil
itary training for the next school year,
Must Grind Stock Feed or Shut Down,
Ultimatum Presented to Heads
of Agricultural Bureau.
Either Northwestern mills must be
permitted to grind wheat and supply
stock feed for Northwestern farmers
or the latter will be forced to sell
their cattle and hogs and go out of
that industry. That ultimatum was
presented at the agricultural bureau at
its meeting in Spokane Wednesday by
John H. Roberts, chairman of the spe
cial committee that is investigating
the situation.
The bureau will busy itself at once
bringing pressure to bear on the grain
and milling division authorities at
Washingon, D. C, for relief. It is
declared that Northwestern wheat is
being shipped into the Middle West
for grinding, depriving the Northwest
of the stock feed. It is further con
tended that the Middle West has corn
for stock feed and does not require
Western millfeed, which is vitally
needed here. Many Northwestern
mills are already shutting down be
cause they have ground the maximum
allowed them.
R. R. Rogers, chairman of the farm
labor committee, announced that a
pecial session would be held at Daven
port's hotel to investigate the plan to
use boys of the United States working
boys reserve.
R. Insinger, chairman of the bureau,
read a letter from Max H. Houser,
government grain buyer, Portland, in
which he announced that the govern
ment was shipping 4,000,000 grain
sacks from Calcutta, India, to a Pacific
port to relieve the situation in the
West. It is estimated that 5,000,000
sacks will be needed in the Northwest.
Forest's Wealth Vast.
R. L. Fromme, forest supervisor of
the Olympic National Forest, which
contains more marketable spruce tim
ber than any other national forest in
the country, arrived in the Portland
district headquarters Wednesday to re
port on conditions there. In the Olym
pic Forest, which covers 1,500,000
acres ot territory, is more tnan 33,-
000,000,000 feet of timber.
In the Lake Quinault region five
sawmills are already cutting spruce
for government use and more mills are
expected to locate there. The sales to
these mills are made on condition that
the lumber be cut on the ground. So
far the sales of timber have averaged
from 1,000,000 to 4,000,000 feet.
Bridge Tolls Increasing.
Vancouver, Wash. Nearly every
Sunday sees a new record made on the
Columbia River Interstate bridge. The
tolls collected last Sunday amounted to
$941.75. The highest tolls in any one
day before was $931.10. In addition
to this, the streetcar company will
turn in around $600 for the day, mak
ing the total tolls for Sunday, May 26,
over $1500. Totals lor April were
$21,466.76, of which the streetcar com
pany paid $7976.46. The total dis
bursements were $2407.27, leaving a
net balance of $19,090.34.
Wheat Bulk basis for No. 1 grade :
Hard white, $2.05. Soft white, $2.03.
White club, $2.01. Red Walla, $1.98.
No. 2 grade, 3c less; No. 3 grade, 6c
less. Other grades handled by sample.
Flour Patents, $10 per barrel;
whole wheat, $9.60; graham, $9.20;
barley flour, $14.5015.00; rye flour,
$10.7512.75; corn meal, white, $6.50;
yellow, $6.25 per barrel.
Millfeed Net mill prices, car lots:
Bran, $30.00 per ton; shorts, $32;
middlings, $39; mixed cars and less
than carloads, 50c more; rolled barley,
$7576; rolled oats, $73.
Corn Whole, $77 per ton; cracked,
Hay Buying prices, delivered:
Eastern Oregon timothy, $ny30 per
ton ; valley timothy, $2526 ; alfalfa,
$2424.50; valley grain hay, $22;
clover, $1920.00; straw, $9.0010.
Butter Cubes, extras, 37 Jc; prime
firsts, 37c; prints, extras, 42c; car
tons, lc extra; butterfat, No. 1, 41c
Eggs Ranch, current receipts, 34c:
candled, 35c; selects, 36c per dozen.
Poultry Hens, 27c; broilers, 40c;
ducks, 32c; geese, 20c; turkeys, live,
2627c; dressed, 37c per pound.
Veal Fancy, 18J19c.
Pork Fancy, 2323Jc per pound.
Sack Vegetables Carrots, $1.15 per
sack; turnips, $1.50; parsnips, $1.25;
beets, $2.
Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, 75c
$1 per hundred; new California, 10c
per pound; sweet potatoes, 10c per
Onions Jobbing prices, lljc per
Cattle June 4, 1918.
Prime steers...! $14.015.000
Good to choice steers.... 12.5013.50
Medium to good steers.. 11.0012.00
Fair to medium steers . . 10.5011.50
Common to fair steers . . 9.0010.00
Choice cows and heifers. 11.0012.00
Com. to good cows and hf 6.50 8.50
Canners 4.00 6.00
Bulls 6.5010.00
Calves , 8.5012.00
Stackers and feeders. . . . 8.0010.00
Prime mixed $17.0017.25
Medium mixed 16.5016.85
Rough heavies 16.0016.25
Pigs 15.5015.75
Bulk 17.25
Prime spring lambs $17.0017.50
Heavy lambs. 16.5017.00
Yearlings 11.5012.00
Wethers 10.50(ff,11.60
Ewes 10.0010.50
Huge Conspiracy Extends to All
Parts of Country.
Czecho-Slovak Troops Mutiny Cap
ture Railways Message Tells of
Schemes of Revolutionists.
London The discovery in Moscow
and Petrograd of a large counter revo
lutionary plot which stretches through
the whole of Russia is announced in a
Russian wireless message received here
To this plot is attributable in part
the mutiny of the Czecho-Slovak
troops, which have captured important
railway junctions and lines.
The soviet executive decided on May
29 to undertake the partial calling to
arms of several classes of workmen
and the poorer peasants in Petrograd
and Moscow and the Kuban and Don
' At the same time Moscow has been
declared in a state of seige. Counter
revolutionaries have been arrested in
considerable numbers and. energetic
measures have been taken against the
press. These measures are necessary,
it Ts announced, owing to the situation
in which the Russian revolution has
been placed.
The question dominating all others
is that of supplying the people with
bread, now that Russia has been de
prived of the Ukraine granary. The
Kuban and Don regions are, according
to the Russian scheme, menaced by a
counter revolutionary band, which
hopes by means of complications to
provoke intervention by foreign pow
ers and thus drive the Russian masses
toward famine.
In most regions the large owners are
mobilizing the well-to-do peasants
with the object of resisting the efforts
of the government to commandeer the
flour depots, and are trying to conceal
their stocks for purposes of future
speculation and finally agents of the
counter revolution in the various cities
throughout the country, says the state
ment, "are seeking to excite the
starving masses against the soviet
Tokio It is understood that the
United States government is studying
the feasibility of extending economic
assistance to Russia. The proposal
to assist the Russians in an economic
way was made as a possible solution
of the problems now confronting that
country. Asstisance from the Uni
ted States would take the form of pur
chasing and assembling them in Eu
ropean Russia.
It also is proposed to purchase food
in Japan for distribution in Russia.
Stockholm Germany is so well sat
isfied with the progress of events in
the Ukraine that she has decided to
withdraw two-thirds of the German
troops now in the east. The troops
withdrawn will be used on the western
front and they will be replaced in the
east with Austrians.
Stockholm How little power re
mains to Finland and how completely
the Germanization of Finland has been
effected, is indicated by announcement -Sunday
that all licenses for import in
to Finland must be approved by Ger
man officials. The Deutsche bank has
established a branch office at Helsing
fors for the control of affairs.
New York The United States now
has a large number of first-class bat
tleships "preparing side by side with
the best ships of the British navy for
an engagement on the high seas,
which is expected to occur at any
time, with the German fleet," accord
ing to a statement made in an address
here Sunday by Rear Admiral Albert
"I am going beyond the border line
of secrecy," declared Admiral Gleaves,
"when I say that a few days ago there
came an alarm to the heads of the
British anvy that the German battle
ships were about to come out for the
expected engagement on the high seas.
"I know that the British navy heads
gave the first-class American battle
ships a post of honor in preparation
for the attack."
Huge U, S. Force Arriving.
London The official correspondent
"With the Australians in France, in a
telegram received here, says that the
Americans, with their enthusiasm and
earnestness and their magnificent phy
sique, have brought an impression of
the mighty untapped strength behind
them which has caused the French and
British armies to take fresh outlook
of the situation. He Bays that the
widespread quartering f Americans
over the country behind the lines is
the best indication of the multitudes
in which they are arriving,