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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1916
ENGLISH FLEET WINS
EASILY IN PAPER WAR
Experts Show How German Fleet Would Be Annihilated If
It Made Dash From Kiel On Western Front Battle
I Rages In Swirling Snowstorm German Loss Appalling
Rumania Sends Reservists Home-Greece Will Not
; Be Drawn In Nothing Known of Capture of Roon
r By Wilbur S. Forrest,
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
London, Feb. 10. The idea that the German fleet will
come dashing out of the Kiel canal some day, equipped
with a new type of 17 inch guns that will blow England's
dreadnoughts to pieces is ridiculed by British naval ex
perts. Press reports say the new gun will hurl more than
a ton of metal 20 miles, and that inactivity of the German
navy recently has been due to time taken in placing these
British naval officers,
fifteen-inch gun with which
is equipped, constitutes the maximum caimre ior reai
efficiency, especially in the North Sea where the British
and German fleets might clash.
They point out that the British swift cruisers and
destroyers could drive in small boats which the Germans
would have to assign to "spot" the hits at twenty miles,
and then the 17-inch dreadnoughts would be within range
of the smaller but more accurate British guns.
"We could then simply blow, them out of the water"
said one naval critic.
The hazy atmosphere of the North sea, too, would
make it difficult to establish a range.
London. Feb. 10. German losses in
the terrible fighting for tb. Vimy
Heights nnd along the Somme south of
Arras totalled 00,000 more than the
British casualties in the Loos offensive
in September, according to information
reached here today.
The battle still continues in a swirl
ing snowstorm. The French are stag
ing vicious counter attacks near the
j'ouville-Ln Folic road where the Ger
mans claimed to have captured a half
mile of French trenches Tuesday mgnt
Artillerv battling proceeds around
Frise where the French are ruining the
last few buildings, while the Germans,'
with mines and grenades, are seeuing
to improve their positions at that point.
The struggle, at certain sections, has
developed into hand to hand fighting,
flie rnris communique today remieu,
Hint the Germans has again attacked
hcavilv on the Neuvillc-St. Folie road
last night, but claimed that they were
& - repulsed except where they occupied a
mine crated. An artillery duel, said the
statement, continued from Hill 119 to
t:ie Neuville-Thetus road. By a gren
ade attack, the Germans were expelled
from communication trenches west of
l,a.Folie. Fifty prisoners were taken
south of the Somme.
Know Nothing Of Capture.
Hamilton, Bermuda, Feb. 10. Noth
ing is known here concerning reports
of capture of the German warship Roon
bv the British armored cruiser Drake.
The above message to the United
Press refers to the report carried yes
terday bv the New York Globe, say
ing the Drake had bagged the Roon
mid two merchantmen! after a mree
hour fight about 200 miles from Ber
muda. Similar denials came today from
several other correspondents. Capture
of the Roon, cupposed by some to have
been the raider that caught the British
liner Appam, remains unconfirmed.
i of the eastern and shnuthcrn divisions
A rumor wuz afloat here this momin'jwith headquarters nt New York. In
that Mrs. I.nfe Bud would return t' her j 1010 he became genernl superintendent
li'istmml without requisition, but fcerjnnd was appointed in 101.'! to the pnsi
attrirnev wuz plaviu' boss pool an' i tion of vice-president and general man-
i .nild not be seen. Where ther's
inu. h sinoKe flier must be sunie coupons,
however, believe that the
the monster Queen Elizabeth
First Visit to Kaisar.
Amsterdam, Feb. 10. For the first
time since the kaiser gave him the
hearty slap on the back that broke off
friendly relations between the two
rulers for several years. Czar Ferdinand
of Bulgaria is to' visit Merlin in the
near future, according to reports here.
Vienna, Feb. 10f. Disarmament of
the Montenegrins who surrendered to
the Austriaas has been completed, said
an official announcement today.
Greeco Stays Out.
Athens, Feb. 10. Keferriug to re
ports that strong pressure might be ex
erted noon Greece to force her into
war, Premier Skouloudis told parlia-
mem iuu.i iu uu i-urmuu, i.
painful, could equal the disasters that
would befall the nation should it join
Reserves Ordered Home.
London, Feb. 10. Rumania reserv
ists have been ordered home, according
to a Salonika dispatch today, it is re
ported, too, that Rumania has appealed
to tue people to doposit gold in the na
T'n'rted Press Staff Correspondent
Wood at Rome a few days ago indicat
ed that Rumania is hurriedly prepar
ing to plunge into the war. Mobilizi
tion of the bulk of the Rumanian army
was ordered, and troops were flocking
to the Bulgar and Austrian borders.
Turks Murder Armenians.
Geneva, Feb. 10. With the Turks!
again massacreing Armenians after! ped.
some weeks cessation, thousands of j The submarine commander sought
men and boys have been shot and many provisions, but Thompson refused to sell
girls sent to Constantinople to be sold;anv
into harems, according to dispatches! '"'We'll take them anyway," the corn
printed here today. mander is said to have replied, suiting
-" T the action to the word, and meantime
Eeppelins Sank Cruiser. i10,ing an American as hostage on the
lieriin, by wireless to sayvinc, i,. i.,
sleiFeb. 10. In their Inst raid on Eng-
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luuu, s.t:ieJiiiN uuiiiuunu-ii iiim sunn
the British cruiser Caroline, and the dc -
at rovers Eden and Nics, the Cologne
dazette reported today;
Western Union Manager
Brooks Dies Suddenly
New York, Feb. 10. Belvidere
Brooks, vice-president nnd general man
ager of the Western I'nion Telegraph
company, died here today.
Denth, due to heart failure, enme sud
denly. Though he had not been in goo
health for some months, he was at his
office as usual yesterday. This morn
ing he was ill, and decided to remain
at home. Ho died shortly
noon. J eil and tabulated in a census order by
Brooks' rise to position of general f General Bell. A new division, that of
manager of the company was a romance j military information, has been created,
of business. Bom in Wheelock, Texas. ! This will check up supplies, guns, fne
July (i, 15!), he became a messenger tories, forts, autos, shipping, bridges
boy at the age of 12, nn.l studied telcg- nn,i 0)her vital points. In this way,
rnphy during his spare hours. While' the coast officials will have at their
he was still a youth lie was appointed I finger tips just whut men, supplier,
manager of the Western I'liion at El j and industrial fentures could be mobil-
I Caso. itrailunlly he went through the.
posts of superintendent at Dallas, Tex
as, and Denver, general superintendent
so.nger. Brooks wns a widower with four
MARSHALL TO BUN.
Portland, Or., Feb. 10 The
name of S'iee-Preaident Mar
shall will he placed on the
primary ballots in Oregon.
This was determined yesterday
when Postmaster Myers re
ceived a letter from Marshall's
secretary, Mark Thistlewaite.
The letter said:
"The vice-president could not
bring himself to ask any one
to file petitions for him, but if
. titions are filed for him, he
tainlv will not repudiate the
C , m
Cleaned Out Passengers In
Smoker and One Pullman
But Did Not Rob Women
Chevenne, Wyo., Feb. 10 Posses arc
pursuing a lone, young highwayman who
last nignt at Green itiver boarded the
eastbouud Union Pacific train ro. 1H
made ur at Portland, Ore., and tobbed
men in the smoker and in two Pullmans
before ho became frightened, stopped
the train and escaped near Kock
The highwayman did not molest wo
men passengers, and ho politely reassur
ed them that he intended them no harm.
Only one shot was fired, and that mere
ly as a warning. It went wide over tne
The bandit's face was concealed by
a white mask which only imperfectly
hid his smooth shaven face.
Encountering the flagman in the
smoking compartment, the bandit
forced him, at the point of a revolver,
to hold a hat into which he ordered
the passengers to drop only cash. In
this way he obtained $61 in the smoker.
Then he turned his attention elsewhere
but did not stop for the one male in the
next Pullman forward.
In the midst of operations in the sec
ond Pullman from the observation car,
the conductor entered from the diner,
and drew fire from the bandit's revol
ver. The conductor hurriedly threw
up hi-s hands, but when the robber
thrust his head into a berth to get a
passenger's money, the conductor ran
The highwayman Then pulled the
cord, stopping the train. Thereupon
he ran back to the observation ear
and dropped off'in the darkness. Two
well filled conches ahead of the diner
were thus left unmolested. The sher
iff of Green River, and officials from
Kock Springs formed a posse but got
no trace of the man.
Robs Standard Oil Ship
Washington, Feb. 10. Austria must
explain why a submarine stopped the
Standard Oil tanker Petrolite recently
on the high seas and helped itself to
In announcing this today, Secretary
of State Lansing said the request was
not a note, though "perhaps there may
be demands later."
The demands are based on affidavits
of Captain Thompson that the Pctro
lite, flying the American flag and show
iug other neutrul markings, while en
route from Alexandria, Egypt to Phila-
delphia was fired on by a submarine,
i ami one member or the crew was
wounded bv a shot after the shin ston
It is reported that Thompson's offi-
ilavit claimed the submarine fired on
il,;m R9 he was rowing to diver to pre
sent his papers.
Officials, however, refused to consid
er tho case as a new "crisis" in inter
national affairs, and they insisted that
if the situation is as outlined br
Thompson, Austrin will offer reparation
nnd indemnity as she promised in her
To Keep Tab On Military
Supplies and Affairs
San Francisco. Feb. 10. Every scrap
of military information about the nix
Pacific coast slates included in the
western army department will be check-
i zed and utilized in time of need
HE TACKLED A MUTE
Toledo, Or., Feb. 10. Lefiov C.
White made money impersonating a
leaf mute until he tackled a real mute
ind tried to nsk for money in the sign
j language. What was on t!ie way to
'the pcuiteutiury at Nilem today.
ilTiir nin umrr
Politicians Expect President
to Announce Candidacy
In Near Future
HUGHES IS SHY ABOUT IT
BUT ROOSEVELT WILLING
Latter Would Accept Nomin
ation If Coming From
Washington. Feb. 10. Spring politi
cal millinery is being hurled into the
ring, and yanked out again with real
Juno fervor. The White House, Oyster
Bay and the supreme court are the
gossip centers as politicians are buzzing
about new developments affecting
President Wilson, Colonel Roosevelt and
Publication of Justice Hughes' letter
to Representative Slemp declaring his
hat is not in the ring for the repub
lican nomination brought the New
Yorker into the political limeliirht to
day for possibly tho last time unless his
name is suddenly sprung in the June
convention of tho O. O. P.
At tho same time, publication ' '
President Wilson's letter, permitting
use of his name in tne Ohio primaries,
and thus definitely throwing his hat
into the ring, is imminent.
And ncnin, the declaration of Ceci'
Lynn of Texas that Roosevelt wi"
eept the presidential nomination if i
comes from republican and not south
ern stntes added to the general ex
citement attendant upon the politics!
millinery exhibit. Roosevelt's forth
coming trip to the West Indies, he snM
is intended to provide another "back-
from-Africa" home coming.
Slemp's letters indicated that Mr.
Hitchcock is interesting himself in a
cnmonieii for Hughes. From Hitchcock.
however, came a denial today that such
is the case, while Hughes' reply to
Slemp declared that the justice is out
of the politicnl game.
The administration drew some sun
shine from the announcement of the Ne
braska gubernatorial candidacy of
Charles Brvan of Lincoln, with the 1111
mntion that he and presumably his
brother, former Secretary of State Bry
an will support President Wilson's
nomination although opposing his pre
No Organization for Hughes.
New York. Feb. 10. Replying to
claims that he had been fosterinfg an
organization to work for the nomination
of Justice Hughes for the icpublicnn
nomination for president, former Post
master General Hitchcock declared to
day; "There is no organization as far ns
I know, working for Hughes' nominn
tion. Neither am I about to promote
anv- such organization."
Correspondence between Representa
tive Slemn. Virginia republican, nnd
Hughes, claimed Hitchcock had been
trying to pnin Virginia republican sup
port for Hughes. In reply. Hughes
wrote that he was out of politics end
was opposed to use of his name in con
nection with the nomination.
Will Attack Armed
Ships Without Warning
By Carl W. Ackennan.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Berlin, Feb. 10. Beginning with
February 2!, Germany will regard
armed merchantmen as warships, ac
cording to a memorial, addressed to
neutral nations, received by American
Ambassador Gerard today. '
Under Secretary Zimmerman de
clared: "We believe we can meet
Secretary Lansing's idea about sub
Germany is taking this step because
of Great Britain's secret instructions
to merchantmen to fire on submarines
before they have any ehnnce to attack.
The niemo'iinl recited that there have
been 19 such instances.
The time between now and the 29
is allowed so that neutral nations may
have an opportunity to adjust their
commerce to this new situation.
WIPED OUT FAMILY
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 10.
Turkish troops have wiped out
the family of S. II. Sanjivnn,
Los Angeles photogrnpher, ac
cording to messages received
by him today. His people lived
in Armenia. He is informed
his father, mother, sister and
two brothers, the latter Amer
ican born, were killed, his two
sisters-in-law and their babies
taken to harems, nnd his house
in Marash, Turkey, destroyed.
All His Principal Accuser
Proves Is That He and
TOO MUCH OF BOTH
Washington, Feb. 10 Senate
investigators who yesterday
heard Louis D. Brandeis, su
preme court nominee, criticised
as too friendly toward capital,
today heard iiim criticised as
being too unfriendly toward it.
Thomas C. Spelbnan, of New
York, the first witness, made
this attnek, basing it on the
1910 rate case in which Bran
deis appeared for the govern
ment. Washington, Feb. 10. Preceding
Spelling, J. W. Carmalt, examiner for
the interstate commerce commission
who took part in the 1910 and 19K! rate
cases, said that Thome need not have
been surprised at Brandeis stand 111
favor of more revenue. He declared
lirandeis did not conceal his stand in
the matter when it came time for final
arguments, as it had been charged by
Thome. Moreover, Carmalt testified
that "no had notified Thome about
'Was Brandeis retained to help the
railroads develop .their business?
queries Senator Clark. "Didn't he
uso his talents against the public)"
"The record will show that ract to
a degree." replied the witness.
today s tour hour exciting session
adjourned this afternoon to Tuesday
after subpoening former President .Mel
len of the New York, New Haven and
Hartford railroad as a witness.
Have Nothing On Him.
Washington, Fell. 10. Friends of
Louis I). Brandies. Boston attorney,
named by President Wilson for the su
preme court bench, arc confident that
the outcome of senate committee hear
ings as to his fitness will be favor
"The majority of the committee, "
said one of Brandeis' supporters to
day, "indicated clearly that they
thought the most Clifford Thome prov
ed was that he and Brandeis had dif
ferent ideas as to how the five per
cent rate increase eases should have
been conducted. There is no rason
why the committee may not deeido
when it hears Brandeis that he was
right and the Iowa commissioner
Answering Thome's charges that
Brandeis had "thrown" the rate case
to the railroads, Joseph Teal, Portland,
Oregon, attorney and Lieutenant (Gov
ernor Eshleman, of California, camo
strongly to Brandeis detense last
Teal said frankly ne disagreed with
the basis for Brandeis arguments in
the case, but said emphatically he did
not believe Brandeis would betray any
one much less the people as Thome
had suggested. Teal held that the
Bostonian submitted facts fairly, and
that had he done otherwise than he did
iic would have been negligent in his
duty. He expressed surprise at the at
titude taken by Thome.
Eslileinan spoke similarly. The pres
ent charges against Brandeis, he said,
were the first reflection he bad heard
against the Bostonian professional
conduct. Indeed, he declared Brandeis
hail acted in the best of faiti and inidon cables as meeting with a "terrible
accordance with instructions given him accident" in mid-Atlantic. Shipping
bv the interstate commerce commis
sion when he was engaged.
Many Warrants to Issue
Against Bomb Plotters
Snn Francisco, Feb. 10. Issuance of
warrants in the wholesale roundup of
alleged German bomb plotters and neu
trality violators was slated for this
German Consul Bopp, Vico Consul
Von Schnck, Chancellor Kaufman of
the consulate and Turkish Consul Hall
seemed likely to avoid actual service
of the warrants though officinls plan
ned to ask them to provide bnil.
Prominent business men, chnrged
with participation in the alleged illegnl
"Sacramento expedition" to supply
German squadrons, stood ready to pro
vide bonds. No trouble was anticipated
in rounding up the parties.
At the same time, immigration of
ficials and Chinese wre scheduled for
service in the alleged Chinese smug
Aged Man Heartbroken
Over Arrest by Bishop
Portland, Or., Feb. 10. Heartbroken
over his arrest for destroying records
of the Oregon diocese of the Episcopal
church, C. B. Pfnhler, former secretary
to the Into llishop iicniuiing, was lib
erated yesterday on $1,000 bail.
Since his arrest Saturday Pfahler
has been confined to his home, too
weak to move from his bed. He admits
destroying tho church records, but says
it was done accidentally during t!ie
grief following the bishop's death.
Pfahler is over 70 years old a,nd in
imor health. He was' arrested at tho
instance of Bishop Sumner, successor
to Bishop Scadding. A charge of de
itrnvin 1 Hi rpcords of a corporation
'has "been filed against hiui.
BOARD DOES GOOD WORK
New York, Feb. 10. The de
liberations of tho new naval
advisory board, headed by
Thomas A. Edison, are bearing
fruit. Already, tho board has
evolved a torpedo more deadly
than that of any European
power, has obtained secret plana
of foreign battleships from
which America caa glean somo
lessons and has arranged for
construction of a research labor
atory in which the brains of
America will develop means of
making America pro-eminent in
defense, provided congress gives
a desired appropriation.
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FRUIT JUICE CO. IS
H. S. Gile, W. T. Jenks and
L. H. Roberts Form Pheas
ent Fruit Juice Co.
Another fruit juice eompnny was or
ganized in Salein today when articlos
of incorporation were tiled at tho office
of tho corporation commissioner for the
Pheasant Fruit Juico company. The
company, is capitalized at $150,000 and
the incorporators are H. S. Gilo, W. T.
Jenks and L. H. Roberts, of Salem, and
O. L. Ferris, of Portland. The stock
of the company is divided into 1,500
shares with a par value of $100 each
and it is stated in the articles that not
more than $50,000 worth of the stock
shall be preferred stock.
The principal office of tho concern
shall bo located in Salem nnd tho com
pany proposes to conduct a general
fruit juices, jellies, prestives and other
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piUUUriS Ul lllU IIUll.
A $5,000,000 corporation filed articlos
to conduct a generul line of steamships
which arc said to number 17 and tho
principal office will be located in Port -
land.- Tho name of the big corpora
tion is the Oriental Alliance Steamship
company and it proposes to opcrato its
boats between ports of Unitod iStatos
and nil other foreign ports of the world.
The incorporators are Peter D. Milloy,
F. V. Hongland nnd II. M. Williams.
Tho Krebs Logus company, an insur
ance company, was incorporated at $5,
000 and the Gold Medal Bakers, also of
Portland, was incorporated at $2,000.
The Blair Granite company, of Ash
land, was incorporated at $5,000 and
tho Lebanon Dressed Meat company
filed notice of dissolution.
Missing Liner Orissa
Reaches French Port
New York, Feb. 10. Crippled by
striking a rock on her course from
South America, tho British passenger
liner Orissa has reached Ht. Nazaire,
France, according to dispatches today.
No casualties resulted, though the acci
dent delayed her trip, so that now she
is already eight days overdue at Liv
erpool. This word relieved shipping men,
-anxious for tho Orissa ' safety, but loft
still clouded in mystery the fate of some
big passenger liner, described in Lon-
men still discussed the possibility that
a German raider had sunk or enptnred
another liner, hard upon the seizure
of the British liner Appam.
Chalked up on the list of missing
ships ut Lloyds in London, are the
following: Iho Jintish stenmers Mitrnp,
Tynemoiith, Hummersen, Glenariff; the
Italian liner Iniziutiva and the Spanish
steamer Benlliure. All of these sailed
late in December, and no word has
been henrd of any except tho Benlliure,
which wirelessed on December 27 that
she was sinking off tho Scilly islands.
TRYING NEW AEROPLANE.
Santa Barbara, Cal., Feb. 10. Per
haps tho mysterious aeroplane which
has caused excitement by maneuvering
over coast towns is the new hydroplane
perfected by an eastern inventor.
Secretary McTsnacs of the chamber of
commerce says an eastern aviator
wroto him sevcrul weeks ago asking
about conditions here. Mclsones docs
not feel free to discuss the flyer '
name or residence.
: THE WEATHER J
night and Friday
erly gale inter
ior, strong south
nlong the const,
IS COM two )
DOES MOT SPEAK
FOR THE PEOPLE
Merchant Marine Bill Op
posed by Organizations 1
PREFER SUBSIDY PLAN TO
Would Not Object To It If
Government Would Quit
After Five Years
Washington, Feb. 10. In a hearing
today on the Alexander $50,000,01X1
government merchant marine bill, Wil
liam Douglas, representing the chamber
ot commerce of tho United States said
the people of tho country do not en
dorse the idea of governmental en
trance into the shipping business.
This statement provoked Chairman
Alexander to reply, " It is a question,
whether you speak for the people."
Then, when Douglas said the peopla
are eager for a merchant marine, and
do not care how they get it, Represen
tative Hardy queried: "Doesn't th
chamber propose to oppose this bill
because the chamber favors a subsidy;
"If the committee remains stub
born," retorted Douglas, "I thiuk the
chamber should oppose you. But if
you limit the time tho government shall
continue in the business to five years,
for example, I would probably sup
port the bill."
When Douglas presented a referen
dum showing tho chamber overwhelm
ingly opposed to the bill, and is in f i-
I vor of subsidies to foster growth of a
marine, Chairnuin Alexander declared
.he had hoard tho rank and file of tb
locitl chamber at Portland, Oregon, bad
no opportunity to vote on the question.
Doualas claimed that a $5u,000,00i
appropriation would give the govern
ment only ftO or hu snips, wnereas suo
sidios of $5,000,000 or $0,000,000 year
ly would be the means of getting 400
to 500 ships in 10 years.
Daniels Wants Navy
And Merchant Marin
Washington, Feb. 10 Echoing the re
cent words of President Wilson, Secre
tary of tho Navy Duniels today advo
cated tho chamber of commerce of the
United States a merchant marine flyiuj;
the Stars and Stripes and an adcquut
navy, to uphold tho rights of America.
On this point, he said;
"Our farms grow more than the re
public can use. We have the right to
feed the world, and we do not propose
to surrender that right or to permit it
to be jeopardized."
As for the navy to maintain soch.
rights Daniels added:
"If it is built according to the pro
gram, of the administration, we will
have by 1021 thirty-threo capital ship
of tho first line, 25 battleships on the
-second line, 10 armored cruisers, 10
destroyers, 17 submarines and smaller
craft in proportion."
President Wilson addresses the org
anization tonight on preparedness and
No Tendency to Change m
Stock Prices Materially
(Copyright 1910 by the New York Ev
New York, Feb. 10. Business on tht
stock exchnngo today was again madi
up of professional speculators activity
in industrial shares. Several of thes
were bid up violently in the middle of
tho day, and were then allowed to re
lapse with almost equal violence in tht
closing hour. It wns, in short, a pur
poselcss market, indicating nothing ex
cept that no general tendency exists for
Slices to change their level materially,
ut instead, in tempornry fluctuations,
to go up more easily than down.
The day s changes wero irregular an
Railway stocks were again neglected
and price variations were slight. There)
seemed to be some incrcuse in foreign,
selling, presumably of securities held
hero for European account. Berlin ex
change wns lower.
HARD WINTER FOR CATS
Home, Feb. 10 Even the cats
of Italy are giving their nine
lives for their country. Fut
tomcats, sauntering forth to
court their lady loves risk be
ing whisked off to grace some
humble table d'hoto. Tho high
price of other meats has made
cat flesh popular with the poor.
butchers pass cat meat off on
inexperienced housewives as