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SALEMTOREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1916
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German Aviators Bombarded
1 Dunkirk, Others Make
I': Raid On Dover
. ON GRECIAN FRONTIER
Fleet of Fokkers Carrying
Cargoes of Bombs to Make
London, Jan. 25. Following out their
now campaign of neriul activity two
Clorman birdmen nt 0 a. m., today bom
barded Dunkirk, Franco, it was offi
cially announced. Later a British air
man shot down a German aviator at
Official announcement was made last
night of a Gormnn raid yesterday af
ternoon against Dover, Knglund. Brit
ish anti-aircraft guns however, drove
off the invaders.
The Dunkirk raid mnde the fourth at
tack on channel ports within two days,
while behind the French lines. theTeu
tons were especially c;lvc. Two Sun
day expeditions wero essayed against
Kent county towns and nil attempted
nttack was mndo on Dover yesterday
The type of machine used was not
given officially, but London believes
that the. new Fokkers, equipped to carry
heavy cargoes of bombs, plnu syste
matic, mills to terrorize civilians.
.Since the removal of British head
qpnrters from Dunkirk that eitv has
bcon -iuacticnllr immuiio from nr'tneks.
While the Teutons were lumv ivin.
their fresh nerlnl endeavors, the French
in force, ifttucked (Hieve-eil Seilnn tiu....
tho Grecian border, killing and wound-
i"g over juu persons.
Frenchmen Blrdmen Get Busy.
"woman, .lan. 25. Sixteen French
aeroplanes again bombarded Ghevgeli
mi mo nuruu-urecinn frontier yestcr
iy, Killing ami wounding over 100
persona, and doing henvy damage to
j-'myni in t-umps.
1 Turks TlAfAnf nwii.
' Berlin, via Amsterdam, Jan. 25. The
Turks east of Kut-elamnrn, Mesopotn-
"oimorceu iy artillery and infant-
y from Bngdad, have repulsed the Brit
ish who were trying to relieve the Kut
garrison under Gene! Tnn.i.,..j
; J V" ll..ll'llll,
Constantinople reported that the gar
rison had cenncl it
from lack of ammunition. Tho Tieris
iius pourou us r;oois into wells of that
region making them unfit to provide
Bagdad advices predicted that the
gnrrison will he forced i i,,-,,,!.,.. i.
fore long because of exhaustion of the
loon and water, supply.
' The Turks are conserving their forces
by refraining from Infantry attacks
against the town, while the Turks are
Biivngineniug worns to the east in the
direction from which General Ayliner's
relief expedition attempted to approach
Floods have forced the British to relin
quish positions they won over a week
Imperial Yacht Sunk.
Alhens, Jan., 25. The Turkish Im
perial yacht F.rlhogronl, with German
Field Marshal Von Dor (lnlta aboard,
was sunk by a French submarine in
the Bosphorus a month ago, it was
learned today, from travelers. All
on board wero rescued. Von Der GoU
Is reported to be bending for Bagdad
to take command of the Turks around
Lots o' fellers are called thrifty
when they're only suing up for nn nuto.
After a country" egg gits uwtiy from
Hi' gentle Influences o' heme it soon
falls in with a bad lot.
MOSTLY IN TH
Bill ALL BUSY
! Abe Martin J
AUSTRIAN EMPEROR ILL.
London, Jan. 25. Austria
gave no confirmation today of
Home reports printed in Paris
nnd London papers, saying that
F.mperor Franz Josef of Austria
is in a serious condition with
acute bronchitis. The story
went that apprehension was felt
becuuc of his advanced age.
Reports of his serious illness
have been current from time
to time lately, and several times
he hus been reported on the
vergo of death
LAST GERMAN NOTE
Does Not Provide to Warn
Liners Before Making
Washington, Jan. 25. That .in un
satisfactory turn has been given to the
Lusitnnia torpedoing negotiations by
the latest note from Germany on the
subject was indicated by the White
House today. This came in an official
statement that press announcement
that the new note meets all of Amer
ica's demands "is pure supposition,
not justified dv Hie tacts."
The new note, which in advance had
been regarded as probably tiie last step
in, the case, was handed by Bamstorrf
to Secretary Lansing Saturday nnd
presented yesterday to President Wil
son. Today it was laid before the
In the hope of clearing up the case
as f.ir as possible before he starts his
preparedness stumping tour, the presi
dent will confer at length with Lansing
Tomorrow, ne osrponed ins eilncs
day departure for New York to mid
night, in order that he might have this
Meanwhile it is possible thnt Lans
ing will hold a conference with Berns-
Forecasts nf fhli note In udii.'h ilie
state department is believed to have
. ill. I...., it. ( ..-..a ,1... -v... 1. - 1
..... ... -ii iwinr iiiii. i.iTiin,in 11H1I
Trained from mentioning the matter of
tuturo warnings to liners, before mak
ing submarine attacks, ami had modi-
rie.l her refusal to concede wronzdo
ing on the jiart of the diver that sank
ARMOR PLATE MAKERS
WILL NOT GIVE PRICE
Senate Committee Will Re
Washington, Jan. 25. Armor plate
manufacturers today refused to tell the
senate naval committee the cost of thoir
products. As a result, the hearing bv
which those in favor of private plate
manufacture hoped to postpone a favor-
aoie report on a government armor bill,
was practically ended, and the bill will
bo reported favorably.
When Senator I'oindexter queried tho
plate men as to the cost, they replied
that this was a trade secret, which it
was unfair for the government to seek
since the latter is contemplating enter
ing the business.
"Well, this ends the hearing as far
as I nin concerned," retorted I'oindex
ter. "These gentlemen have been given
an opportunity to state their case, and
The plnte men agreed nt roindcxtor's
suggestion' to give the figures secretly
to the committee, but Senator Clapp de
clared thnt he would not receive any
information as a public officer which
he could not give to tho public.
President Dinkey of the Midvnle com
pany then said that the navy depart
ment estimate of $202 a ton is nearly
correct, though the real cost Is slightly
higher. The committeemen said that
thev wanted the nlnto men's own books
I mi figures.
Minority Leader Mann
Puts Politics Aside
Washington, Jan, S-". America is In
more danger of war with England than
with Germany, declared Minority Lead
er Mann today in announcing he will
support plans for Increasing this na
tion's military preparedness. He urged
creation immediately of a standing
army of from 21,000 to 8110,000, amplo
const fortifications, and navy "able
to defend us on the sens."
A crowded house heard the republi
can lender's remarks and greeted them
with a burst of applause. He urged
nonpartisan consideration of prepared
ness and support for the administration
in Its efforts to Improve defense condi
tions. "It Is well known thnt I have never
been in favor of a large standing
army," he said, "and 1 supimss I have
been properly clnssed a a 'little navy'
,State Department Will Serve
Unequivocal Protest On
BRITISH CANNOT MAKE
LAWS FOR WHOLE WORLD
English Position May Have
Grave Results Unless Re
Washington, Jnn. 23. Pursuing its
purposo of halting British trade inter
ference, tho state department has prac
tically completed the drafting of a vig
orous, unequivocal protest to England,
declaring in substance that the United
States will not recognize as legal the
British "trading with tho enemy" law
if it disturbs commercial relations of
American firms with German interests.
This new phase of the interference
subject will be forwarded soon to Am
bassador Tago in tho list of presenta
tions to be presented to Downing
Tho virtual protest docs not ques
tion England's right to apply the net
prohibiting "trading with the enemy"
to its own citizens, but it does hold
.is illegal any interference with the
trade of Americnn firms in which Ger
man citizens or German money are in
terested. Moantimo, negotiations over tiio
Lusitunia case with Germany have ap
parently taken an unsatisfactory turn,
for it is indicated that fresh proposals
turned to the government today do not
ineet American demands fully.
As for the Persia case, this govern
ment will tako up with Turkey the
matter of disavowal, reparation, pun
ishment and subscription to Americnn
demands in conduct of sea warfare,
should Turkey admit responsibility for
the torpedoing. If, however, she denies
responsibility, tho incident will be
Austrian Charge d'Affnires Zwied
inek is preparing a protest against the
Ttalian liner Verona which arrived at
New York armed with small guns. He
contends that she is not entitled to ad
mission and tho treatment accorded to
an unarmed vessel.
Fanners Meeting at
the Commercial Club
The farmers' mcetim? n !, fix.
meicial club next Saturday afternoon
will be addressed by Prof. A. G. Bou
quet of tho extension department of
tiio O. A. C. Ho will speak on, "Better
Vpirelnhlptf nn.l 1I..u. A nrn.l.n.
' P' - W".M UV IV illltflJlVI'
Thorn." At the same meeting, Prof.
Hector MnPhnrumi n.' 11. a Cl A 1'
speak on " Vegetable Gardening."
in.- r i..i.i - r
mo uit?Kuii r.iecinc will send a spe
cial renresentntivA tn ntton.l tlin
ing. The first nddrcss will be given
i v uiutii onumiuy aiiernoon in t lie
ailllLtOrinTf. (Of the .f'riinmnri.lnl lk
Tho exorcists will be in charge of the
iiiiHimiice recently appointed or which
George Weeks is chairman, with the
following nienihnt'ii. T. 11 Xfi.M
Robert Paulus, A. C. Libby and Milton
Truxton Beale Bats
Ex-Secretary of Navy
Washington. .Inn. !." A ii..l.
' -" " HWAUI
under the eye of former Secretary of
NaW Mover an,) tin. ,.l,.n.
...... Hum,..., UA H cwr-
tain amount of skin from the forehead
of Truxton Beale, former San Francis-
vu anu, Drouior-in-iaw of the Itussiaa
ambassador, told the story today of a
fiHt fiirht In which Ihn tu-t l..,l..lnn.l
s - - - -" " i.iuuigi-u luo
exclusive Metropolitan club.
mi. i . .. ... . .
mo uiiajr proiiBDiy will not find its
way into court, for both men are said
to be sore but satisfied as a result of
It is reported .that Beale invited the
former enliinet ninnilin tA lf..i.
w u,....,, , (u vv,, uiiv-
side" after an argument in tho club
rooms. Friends sny th.-y "went to it"
at nncA with a i.Iixip fl.of l.ni:n.l i.t.
v ...... i ...nn uviti-.j llll-ll
ages of more than 50 years cuch. There
is suld to have been bad blood between
the two for some time past.
GOVERNOR'S SON MARRIES
L'nion, Ore., Jan.' 2.. Govcr-
nor and Mis. James Withy-
combo in l'nion today to at-
tenil tho wedding this after-
noon of thoir ton, Karl Withv-
combe, miperlntendent of the
eastern Oregon experimental
station, lie will marry Miss
Mabel Ifn t. liinntm, daughter of
a wealthy stockman and baul.cr
Only intinnte friends and
members ol the immediate
families have been invited.
SNOW AT PORTLAND
fljrtlamd. Ore, Jan. 23. A
two inch blanket of snow cov-
ered the ground today, just aft-
er Portland people had finish
. ed congratulating themselves on
the complete cessation of the
recent cold weathpr.
The cold wave and snow were
general throughout tho north-
west, but, not severe. The
weather man predicted that the
present snow will not last long.
She Loved Mulatto for Years
and Furnished Money for
S lit Lake City, Ftah, Jan. 21.
Charging that Mrs. Viola Hood, hnnd
somo wife of a San Diego hotel man
inudced him to elope with her, Ray
mond Bodds, negro, surrendered him
self to the police here today. Soon af
terward. Mrs, llool Walked into police
According to the police Mrs.. Hood
thereupon verified the negro's story.
and confessed that ho had not threat
ened her, though she had sent her hus
band massages saying the negro had
declared he would kill or harm her.
I)odds told the polico that he had
decided to give himself up after seeing
in the newspapers that Mrs. Hood's
husband and the police of southorn Cal
ifornia were seeking him. Ho declared
that he had parted with Mrs. Hood last
night after arriving here. They had
registered at a cheap rooming house,
but he compelled her to leave it, ho
ssid, when he found it was "im
moral." "We have been pretty close friends
for va year," said tho negro who had
been in tho employ of the Hoods as
chauffeur. "She wanted mo to skip
with her several times. I thought of
leaving her to keep out of trouble, but
every time, she woVId put her arms
around mo, nnd cry, and ask me to stay.
I couldn't leave. At last we decided
to skip, 'o we came here, and then
she decided that she wanted to return
to Sna Diego.
Aim To Oet Married.
"Vt'e were going to get married hero
and continue to Chicago.
"She changed her mind, and wished
to wiro lor mother tcr a return ticket
to San Diego."
Tho woman, who entered tho police
station soon after Dodds, verified the
entire story according to the polico,
and said thnt the negro had not threat
ened her. She declared she would re
turn to Sau Diego if Dodds wore per
mitted to go on to Chicago.
It is likely, however, that the police
will hold him on a wihte slave charge.
She declared, according tothe police,
that she left her husband because she
was in love with Dodds.
Dodds claimed he and Mrs. Tfnn.1 hnd
been closo friends a little over nine
months. He declared he was attracted
to her, and that the attraction seemed
to be mutual. Thoir relations, he added.
were not suspected by Hood, and Dodd's
presence near Mrs. Hood could always
be explained by his employment as
parier, nouseman and chauffeur.
Woman Threatened Suicide.
-The negro declared they had dis
cussed their future many times, and he
had declared it would bo an easy mat
ter t0 quit his wife, if Mrs. Hood would
leave her husband. Several times, he
said, he had -tried to' leave Mrs. Hood,
but she had threatened suicldo and
ench time ho had acceded to her wishes.
They finally ngrocd, he said, to elope
and be married in another state under
an assumed name,
"We made up our minds to go to
Chicago," ho said, "and she furnished
the money. We went from San Diego
to Los Angeles, and there we bought
tickets to Salt Lake City, with money
she furnished. I presume it was Hood's
money, for I don't know that she has
money of her own. We bad no trouble
in getting the tickets, though I was
mighty scared of tho conductor. We
had separate berths and I spent most of
the time in tho way car and tho smok
Place Not "Respectable."
"Arriving here, I took her to a room
ing bouse while I went to another. I
learned Inter that her rooming house
was not respectable, so 1 took her to a
hotel. I wanted to leave, her there and.
we tnlked over the plan of her tele
graphing her mother at Han Dingo and
getting money to go home on. Then she
thought of giving herself up to the
police and asking them to give her a
ticket home. I was willing, but when
it come to a show down, she said that
if t did not stay with her, she would
"I quieted her and left for the night.
Then 1 ssw the newspapers and I was
afraid she would kill herself In my
absence, J gave myself up, fearing she
would hill herself and then I would be
charged with her murder.
"I never did threaten to kill Mrs.
Hood, and I have always been kind to
her. She planned the elopement and
timed the whole deal."
Mrs. Hood had no comment to make
when she was told that the newspapers
reported her husband on bis- way to
Suit Lake, lie will not be permitted to
Gathers 2,009 of Former Fol
lowers and Has 700 More
PROBABLY LAST SCENE
BEFORE CURTAIN DROPS
He Can Accomplish Nothing
Unless It Is To Continue
El Paso, Texas, Jan. 25,-Gcneral
Francisco Villa, outlawed Mexican
chieftain, is endeavoring to stage a
From the tattered remnants of a onco
mighty fighting force, he has horded
together a nondescript army of 2,000
men, according to reports here todny.
TIub army is said to bo trying to join
another of "00 men under General
These reports, coupled with Mexican
demands for punishment of alleged
American cattle thieves and the Amer
ican trooper, Harrison, who shot a Car-
ranza civilian last week as the latter
tried to cross the Bio Grande gave
authorities ground today for some mis
giving. In presenting their demands,
tho Juarez authorities reported a grow
ing anti-American sentiment because of
the execution of the two Duran broth
ers, Mexicans, in payment for the loss
of ono American's life.
While officials fcol that Villa's at
tempts to gather a new army cannot be
long successful, they admit that he may
be in a position to harrass. the Car
ranzistas for a time, and to wreak a
bloody vengeance on Americans.
Thinks Conditions May Arise
After War That Cannot
Washington, Jan. 25 IVcsident Wil
son is committed to establishment of a
tariff commission to Investigate indus
trial conditions with a view to submit
ting to congress recommendations for
schedules suited to all demands, the
White House announced today.
Healizing that after tho war, certain
economic cliangcs will arise, which can
not now bo anticipated, the president
believes that a board of responsible
business men, similar to the federal re
serve board, should be named to inves
tigate tho trndo of country.
Jt is not his purpose, .lowever, to di
vest congress of any of Its present
powers, for congress would recommend
and act on the commission report.
Tho announcement presents a change
from the nresident's position a year
ago when he announced that ho wished
to give the present tariff an oppor
tunity to work itself out before
changes were made. From time to time
since then, he hns said that owing to
unnatural commercial conditions, aris
ing from tho war, the present tariff
has not had an opportunity to show its
strength or weakness. Moreover, In
answer to republican jdvocnev of a
permanent tnril't commission, he has
iiiuir!i.-ii mm. iiiu niiiiuninirituon nail,
In the federal 1 1 ado commission, the
machinery wherewith to conduct any
required tariff investigations.
Market Quiet Pending
Action of U. S. Steel
(Copyright HMO by tlit New York
Evening Post.) "
New York, Jan. 21. The United
States Steel Corporation directors
meeting was not held until after the
stock exchange closed, so the chief news
of the day failed to find a direct re
flection in the price movements.
This is not saying thnt traders paid
no attention to tho event, for in fact
littlo else was discussed. So opposed
wero the opinions and predictions of
the outcomo that only such an irregular
mnrkct with restricted trailing, as
marked the day, could have been ex
pected. At intervals, there were bursts
of strength with buying of particular
stocks active, but reactions followed
the advance, so in the cad the price
changes were of small Importance.
Attempts' to Introduce merry-go-rounds
and other amusement devices in
Zunr.ibar have proved unsuccessful. The
natives do not care for anything but the
TO OPEN ALAMEDA MINE,
Portland, Or., Jan. 25. With
a check for $225,000 in his pock
Nat P. Ellis of Wavcrly, Iowa,
in Portland today reorganizing
the Alameda Consolidated Mines
He conferred today with Cap
tain T. S. Burley, reccivor of the
property, which is located in tho
Gnlice district. Ellis will at
tempt to have Judge Cnlkins
close the receivership, after
which the mine will be operated
Portland Rosarians Ask Them
to Join Excursion on Great
Northern in April
Tho Chcrrians have received an in
vitation from tho Portlund Rosarians
to join them in an excursion to Hono
lulu on the steamer Great Northern,
which will sail from Portlund about
The Hosarians have chartored tho
Great Northern and will conduct an ex
cursion out of Portland. The trin will
consume exactly IS days. Five and a
half days will be allowed for going,
tive anu a naif ror tfte return, permit
ting tho tourists to remain in Hawaii
seven days. .
While the trip is primarily for pleas
ure, many of the business men who
accompany the. party will tako advant
age of the opportunity to combine
business and pleasure and will investi
gate the posibilities of futuro business
Governor Withyeombe. Mrs. Withv
combo and thoir daughter, Miss Mabol
viunycom&o, nave been invited to be
come members of the party as th(
guests of the Hosarians.
The faro for tho round trip has boen
fixed at 150 a person. This includos
meuis and berth eacu way but does not
include Deocmmodlitions while staying
in uiu iyvy oi iionriiuiu. .
Alt ac'COIUIIiWatiJlls oi. the 'vrnmel
will be first class, as there will 1m nn
second class passengers. One prico ap-
oiii-s iu mi iinrcs or tne vessel.
Tho Hosarians will go attired in
their white uniforms and will make a
demonstration at Honolu u. Th Kosnr-
an band will also accompany the nartv
and arc already practicing on several
The Great Northern will run nn tho
river and dock at one of the Portland
docks. Passengers will step aboard
nnd may live on tho shin until it re
turns them to Portland, 18 days lutcr.
ON M TO FUNERAL
Brother of Salem Resident and
Three Children Killed In
H. F. Bnttnrmnn of this city left last
night for Corca, Washington, the sccno
of the recent avulancho of snow and
debris thnt hurled a passenger train
from tho track into a gulch 300 feet bo
low. Mr. Ilatteriiian 's brother and
family aro known to have been all
killed with the exception of Mrs. Kut
termnn who is now in tho hospital bad
ly injured. Tho unfortiiniito Jiatterman
family consisted of the parents and
three children anil two of tho children
havo been reported dead and tho other
one missing and it is thought is buried
under tons of snow and dirt in the bot
tom of tho gulch.
Tho ll.'ittcrmans wero travoling from
their home in eastern Washington to
Albany where they were going to attend
the funeral of Mrs. Itatterman 's mothor.
Mrs, Hattcrman who is now in the hos
wlth broken glass injured by being cut
wit broken glass that she-has not been
told that her husband and three chil
dren are doad. Another brother, Mr.
Hattcrman, acsides at Wlllumlna.
BWEETLAND TO COME WEST.
Portland, Or., Jan. 25. Dr. O. J.
Hwcetlund, former coach of tho Wil
lamette University football eleven, now
nt llobart College, Geneva, N. Y., will
conch iu the Pacific Northwest next
fall. This information wns received
hero In a telegram from Sweetland to
day. Hwcetlund Is an applicant for tho po
sition at tho University of Washington
and Is also considering the offer from
the Oregon Agricultural College,
WHEAT PRICES JUMP
lfortlnnd, Ore., Jam 25.
Whent prices struck another
season's record today at $1.15
a bushel, with holders unwlll-
lug to sell fur less thnu 1 . t H.
Wants Artificial Blockade
Made Real, Before Further
Protests Are Made
SWEDEN'S ACTIONS ARE
The Post Thinks England
Should Not Try Hard to
London, Jan. 25. France has urged!
England to decluro an immediate block
ade of Germany without waiting for
further protest from neutral nations, it
ie roported. This action, coming on tb
evo of parliament discussion of th
blockade subject, strengthened the posi
tion of Lord Beresford and other advo
cates of a strict actual blockade of the.
Teutons to replace tho present technical
blockade under tho order in council.
Advocates predicted today that a.
strong sentiment in the house of com
mons in favor of their proposal will
force tho government to act immediat
Tncy oocluro thut the ulockada
should be put into effect simultaneous
ly with conscription to prove to Ger-
any that England is in deadly car-
nest in her determination to overwhelm
the Teutons at any cost. The cons
cription bill passed tho commons finally '
Inst night with only 30 votes in oppo
sition and went to the lords for. the
Koports that Sweden has appointed
a committee on defense, though omin
ously interpreted in some quarters, lent
oncouragoment to tho pro-blockade i'ne
tion. They will argue in parliament
tomorrow that decisive action is ne
cessary to cut Off obje.ions by neilal
In a letter to the Morning Post, Lord
Beresford today protested against hon
oring passports lor American Germane.
Tho Post printed another letter, saying
that Englishmen are not liked in An
orica, and thnt Great Britain should
not try hard to conciliate that nution.
Oregon's Prune Men ' '.
To Be Given Help In
Fighting Brown Rot
Washington, Jan. 2". War on brown
rot, which is said to have caused a
falling off of 50 per cent in the pruns
production of tho Willamette valley ia
Oregon, is promised enrly in the sprin
by Dr. Taylor, chief of tho bureau of
plant industry of the department of ag
riculture. Itcproncntative Hawley, at the re
quest of the Oregon prune men, has)
been conferring with I'r. Taylor, and
has boen informed that preliminary
work is being done in Yamhill county.
Remedies used in other parts of th
country aro being tried out, with
a view to adjusting them to cliniatia
conditions in Oregon.
The federnl force will co-operate)
with those engaged in similar work
at the agricultural experiment sta
tion at Corvallls, and it is thought
that effective incisures for controll
ing the ravages of the disease can b
Frovt Expert la Promised.
Washington, Jan. !U. Hopresenta
tive Hawley has been assured by Dr.
Marvin, chief of the United State
weather service, that the frost ser
vice station at Medford, will be
placed in efficient bauds during the
coming spring. JDr. Marvin said tnat
ne has picked an especially good man
for assignment to this post during
the frost season, when fruit growers
of tho Medford district rely on thus
station for prompt warnings for dan
ger to the fruit buds.
PROHIBITION STOPS CABS.
Seattle Wash., Jan. 2,'i. Prohibit io
car service was stnrtca this week. Many
"owl" ears that for years have earned
home tho tipplers were withdrawn by
the street railroad company. When the)
state went dry traffic dropped off.
night and Wed
nesday rain or