Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, April 14, 1916, Image 1

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(German Assaults Are Half-
Hearted and Easily Beat
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British Take Parcel Post from
Danish Steamer-80 Ships
Sunk In March
Berlin, April 14. Attempted French
attacks on tho west bauk of the Mouse
li ive been repulsed, it was officially
announced today. Otherwise there was
jio change in tiie situation at Verdun.
On the eastern front Germans heavily
defeated Hiissinn attacks northwest of
Jivinsk, south of Narocz lake and north
of Zirin.
Gorman Attacks Weak.
Paris, April 14. A weak Herman at
tack south of Pouniiinoiit was complete
ly repulsed during the iliglit, the French
official communique announced today.
The Germans bombarded Hill 304
violently but failed to emerge from
their trenches for the expected a;sault
ft tint point. South of llaudromont
and south of Molninville there was a
licely artillery duel.
Claim Turks Beaten.
London, April 14! British attempt
ing' to relieve General Towushed's be
sieged garrison at Kut-el-Amara se
verely defeated tho Turks, it was an
nounced here today. Generil Lake re
ported lie drove the sultan's troops
back on the south bank of trie Tigris
river from one half to three miles.
British Rob Vessel.
Christinnin, April 14. British author
ities halted the Danish steamer United
Mates en route to Scandinavia and re
icoved 1,00(1 bags of parcel post ind
fl(',OO0 boxes of California fruit, it was
lea rued.
Eighty Sunk in March.
Berlin, April 14. Eighty enemy mer
chantmen with a total tonnage of 207,
(iiMl were sunk bv submarines and mines
during the month of March, it was an
nounced officially today.
Frnaco Sends Evidence.
Washington, April 14. France today
sent the state department a report oil
t!:e channel packet Sussex explosion, in
which the commander of a captured
si'limarine was quoted as naming the
crew of another which he said atticked
llie. Sussex.
Rumor of Attack by
Carranzistas Denied
i.os Angeles, Col, April 14. K. '
G,,nzalest Mexican de facto government
consul here, officially denied reports
published here today that all Carranza
forces would strike at the American
army in Mexico Sunday morning.
The reports were alleged to have been
given out by an American in the em
ploy of the Carranza government here.
there are no Americans m the cm-
pi. iv of the Mexican government here.''
f.. I.... iii-i s . 7 .
Mm iT'iii.mcs. inese regions
The story was published here today
that General Obregun had jockeyed hi
troops into a favorable position for n
descent upon the American lines of
communication, which would he made
Sunday morning.
One half th' world Jon't ktiow how
1h' other half dodges taxes. NothinV
bid as it's painted by au amateur
Germany & Mexico
Ket rket Stagnant
New York, A, i .The New Yorl
Evening bun's. ial review today
said: -
In view of theTdisturbing character
of the .Mexican anil German news the
market rendered a good account of it
self in the early trading. There was
liquidation at the outset and prices de
clined, but the heaviest losses were con
fined to industrial specialties and war
stocks which figured in recent pool ac
tivities. The list as a whole strongly
resisted the reactionary forces. Re
covcries in sonio were not fully main
tained and following the iuitiui break,
nnd later movements were irregular but
the general tone was stronger than
might have been expected in the circum
stances. There was little evidence of public
buying but this was not surprising in
view of the overshadowing uncertain
ties. Activity decreased after the first
hour anil the market lapsed into dull
ness awaiting definite news of the cab
inet meeting.
The weight of banking opinion is in
clined to the theory that a severance of
diplomatic relations with Germany is
inevitable. The action may be defer
red, however, it is believed, pending
Germany's receipt of America's final
note. Anyhow, the matter will be tak
en before congress before any definite
steps are taken.
The recovery continued in the late
trading nnd was pronounced iu indus
trial specialties with crucible steel lead
ing. This was attributed to short cov
ering. Feared She Was Deceived by
Mock Wedding and is Vic
tim of White Slavers
Sail Francisco, April 11. With San
Franci-seo police taking part in the hunt
for Borniee Median, aged 20. Fresno
beauty, whose mysterious disappearance
has prostrated her mother, detectives at
various points watched trains today for
trace of tho girl, now reported travel
ing west.
She vanished several days ago after
leaving Home ostensibly tor the purpose
of marriage. She told, her father and
mother that the prospective bride
groom's mother was ill and that the
ceremony would be very quiet. Return
ing home later, she exhibited a mar
riage certificate and said the event had
occurred at St. John's church here.
Then she left, saying she was going to
Chicago with her husband's 'family.
Nothing has been heard from her
since except a telegram dated Colorado
Springs, stating her husband was killed
there iu an accident. Bernard T. Meo
han, wealthy father of the missing girl,
communicntod with the Colorado
Springs police and they told him there
had been no fatal accident there. In
subsequent messages they informed him
a woman supposed to be his daughter
hail boarded a liio Grande train for the
Inquiry at St. Johns church here
brought the rector a denial that Miss
Meehan had been married there. Now
it is believed the wedding certificate
she exhibited was a false one, and her
father fears she may have been made
the victim of a mock ceremony and
ensnared bv white slavers.
Would Have Gasoline
Prices Regulated
T.os Angeles, Oil., April 14. A reso
lution was presented to city council
here today u ruing that the leuisliture
declared gasoline a public utility, un
der regulation of the railroad commis
sion. The resolution, which was referred to
the welfare committee read iu part:
"IV it resolved that by the council
of the city of I.os Angeles that the;
state legislature should be asked to
declare gisnline n public utility, and be,
regulated by the railroad commission. ' ' j
Scvernl i-iv!,' jirtimiiyntinns linrn tinv-p
approved the movement and Mavor So-j
Indian will call a mass meeting Mon-j
day to discuss the high price of gaso-i
line. I
Bomb Plotters Confess;
Implicate Higher-Ups
New York. April 14. Confessions ob-1
taiued by secret service agents f mm
Carl Schmidt, Cnrl Pnradis and Fred-!
erick Prnedel, arrested in connection!
with the investigation of aatibonibs
plots resulted jn a search today forj
more than a score of men. whom, it is
believed actually placed fire bombs on I
merchant ships. I
Schmidt, Parndis nnd Prnedel were!
engineer of the interned German !imr
Friedrich Per Grosse. Their alleged t
confession, police declare, said that ring
lenders of the plot were so anxious to be j
sure the bombs wero properly placed
that they often assigned three men to
the task of putting infernal machines
on one ship. I
Is Forwarding All Availahle
Material Concerning
Sussex Affair
Has Dodged the Issue and Be
fogged It, But Must Now
Act Fairly
By Carl W. Ackerman.
(Fluted Press staff correspondent. )
Berlin, April 14. Germany is for
warding to the Fnited States all avail
able evidence tending to throw light
on the channel packet Sussex explosion.
The foreign office last Tuesday hand
ed Ambassador Gerard two pencil
sketches of the vessel torpedoed near
where the Sussex was damaged These
sketches were made bv officers of the
submarine. Gerard was also given the
London Graphic's photograph of the
Sussex, showing it to be entirely dif-
I fereut from the steamer which the U-
boat attacked.
' Germans believe that President Wil
son will not act until he receives these
drawM.es. Newspaper! here applaud the
latest Teuton note and express renewed
hope of a satisfactory settlement.
Count Reventlow alone is irritated at
till IK'W issi c.
'' mirica," he says, "thinks it is an
no.tni:e tir.e to drum up a fire of
note? at Birlin every time an enemy
ship is dest toyed in northern European
waters. ? restrict ourselves in com
ment." Bushing Its Evidence.
New York, April 14. Mail pouches
containing the reports of American em
bassy &r inches at Paris and London on
the steamer Sussex disaster, and affi
davits from Americans aboard the Sus
sex when it was damaged by an explo
sion, arr'ved here today on .the liner St.
Paul and were immediately rushed to
Edwin Huxley, first American sur
vivor of the Sussex disaster, to get
home, arrived on the St. Paul. He ridi
culed the German statement that anoth
er ship, not the Sussex, was torpedoed
near it at nlmost the same moment the
terrific explosion killed many aboard
the channel packet.
"We were afloat nine hours after the
explosion," said Huxley. "During that
time we saw no other ship. It seems
that if there had been 'such a vessel
near us we would have heard her wire
less.' '
One Armed Man Is
Handy With His Knife
Needles. On I., April 14. Charles
Holmes, iged -S, wealthy mining man,
is mortally wounded here to-lay and a
posse is scouring the desert east of here
l'or a mysterious one-armed stranger
who fought a knife duel with Holmes.
According to the story related by
Holmes, he ordered the one-untied
stranger from Ins tungsten claim near
Atolia several days ago. He declirel
the stranger had attempted to "jump''
his claim.
This morning the two men met on
the street here. Following a heated ar
gument the stranger whipped out a
large knife and attacked Holmes. The
latter Attempted to defend himself with
a pocket knife.
When Holmes fell, stubbed in the
chest, and cut about the head and lace,
1 be one-armed assailant leaped on his
horse and fled toward tho desert. A
sheriff's posse is tracking him.
T.os Angeles, Cal., April 14. One
thousand members of the Bos Angeles
realty board and guests will entertain
former Senator Theodore Burton on his
arrival, at a luncheon here tomorrow.
The trio confessed that during one
year they manufactured about JMu
bombs. King leaders considered that
10 or 12 of these devices on each ship
was about tho right number. Their fig
ures tally roughly with police estimates
that .'HI fires on allied merchant ships
were caused by the ring's activities.
The bomb makers said they received
14 a week for the work.
The authorities are tracing account
kept by Walter T. Scheclo, president of
the New Jersey Agricultural and Chem
ical company of Hoboken, seeking a
clew to the identity of "higher ups."
It is alleged that Schecle ' company
wn instrumental in placing acid in the
infernal machines.
Washington, April 14. "The
question in Mexico is whether
we have accomplished all we
can," said Senator Stone today,
after a conference with Secre-
tary Lansing. "I believe we
have. There are enly two ways
left open withdrawal or in-
tervention. ,f
"How long axe we going to
keep the army in Mexico? How
long would we allow a foreign
country to maintain an army In
America? Not very long, I
would say. I have never thought
and do not think now that we
can capture Villa. I have al-
ways thought wo would have to
withdraw without captuiong
"I endorse sendng the troops
in. But it all reverts to a ques-
tion of how long we should keep
them there. If America con-
trolled Mexico, Villa's capture
would be certain, but we are
operating in a foreign country.
"We could suppress any bri-
gandage in our own country,
but we're on foreign soli. Con-
gress can do nothing until Presi-
dent Wilson and the cabinet act
" Of course, I can't prevent de-
bate. Sometimes I wish I
"I am convinced that we can-
not capture Villa with the start .
he has," asserted Stone. "He is
in a friendly country and knows
every foot of it, while our boys
are not familiar with the terri-
tory. We can disperse his bands
but it is like scattering a bunch
of quail they whistle back and
forth and are soon together
There was a possibility that
debate in the senate would be
cut off when it unanimously re-
sumed discussion of the army
bill. Leaders agreed to keep
their hands off until a situation
demanding congressional action
Senator Smith, of Arizona,
called at the state department
today. Upon leaving he indl-
cated that he was opposed to
the withdrawal of troops from
Mexico uutil Villa is captured
and the safety of the southern
border assured.
Course of Action
Is Decided Upon
By Robert J. Bender,
(I'nited Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, April 14. President
Wilson's final word iu the submarine
controversy with Germany is embodied
in a note the cnbiner ratified today.
It was reported that the note noti
fies Germany another submarine dis
aster jeopardizing Americans will mean
severance of diplomatic relations.
No. hint as to its exact conteurts could
be obtained at the White House. It was
stated that Germany would be informed
of President Wilson's decision 'within n
day or two.
The communication f.t sharp, concise
and permits of no dickering nor of unv
extemied negotiations. It is understood
it touches nut only the Sussex ease but
also presents proof of repeated viola
tions ot German assurances.
The note is said to request not only
punishment for of fending submarine
commanders, but to demand assurances
of a changed submarine policy wliicl
will remove the possinllity of a repeti
tion of the incidents which brought
the nations dangerously near to a
A tentative draft of the communica
tion will be presented to the house
nnd senate foreign committees before
Secretary Lansing shupes it into n
formal message. This may possibly re
sult iu slight changes in its text.
By Robert J. Bender.
(I.'nited Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, April 14. President
Wilson has decided on the course of ac
tion to be taken by this government
toward Germany and announcement of
it will be made within the next 24
hours. This statement was made by n
high official just before today V
cabinet meeting.
He would not comment on what form
the I'nited States government's action
would take, but it is deemed certain
that the president will demand un im
mediate show down without equivoca
tion on the submarine issue. He is s
to be determined that the I'nited Stnles
shall have satisfaction even at the cos'
of severance of diplomatic relations
with ISorlin. It wns stated the executive
had all the facts necessary to set fort'
his position and that there would
no further delay.
Administration members refuse to se
riously consider German contentions in
the kaiser's reply to American inquir
ies about the Sussex. They even ex
pressed amusement at the "naivette"
of Foreign Minister Von Jagow, who
supposedly penned the answer,
A I'nited States dispatch stnling
that Germany wns sending post haste to
this government the submarine com
mander's sketch of the vJsel he snii'
was torpedoed nenr where the Sus"ex
explosion occurred led to the opinion
here thut such a picture would be value
less One official suggested that the
I'-bnnt commander was so busy sketch
ing while submerged that he might ess
lly have erred as to the nnpearanre of
the ship he wan about to destroy.
Chicago, April 14. Mrs. Joseph
Howard, who committed suicide iu
Omaha a few dnys ago, was buried here
pParral, Where Fight Occurred,
Is Strongly In Favor
of Bandits
Claim Made That 150 Cavalry
men Entering Town Was
Cause of Trouble
By E. T. Conkle.
(I'nited Press Staff Correspondent.)
El Pnso, Texas, April 14. I'nited
States troops at Parrel ure facing a
critical situation, it was reported to
day, uttieiul .Mexican accounts ot the
fight there said a baud of supposed
Villistas defeated by Americans at
Troya on Monday retreated toward Par
ral. The American ' cavalry pursued
them, but found a strong sentiment
against "gringoes at Parral. Tho
clash on Wednesday followed.
It was also reported that forces of
Villistas or independent bandits were
between the advanced American guards
and the base of operations at San An
tonio, .Mexico. A party of 200 attacked
a cattle train three miles from Parral.
This organization may have been
among (ne Mexicans that fought Ameri
cans in the streets of P.irral.
Other bandits in that vicinity defeat
ed the Cnrranzn garrison at Pilar De
Cochos, driving them back into Parral.
The de facto troops at Del Valle were
also beaten bv Guerrili horsemen.
If the Carranza garrison at Parral
joined these Villistas or independents
and fought against the Americans the
situation, it is believed, will become
critical. . ' '
Whether Cnrrnnzistl soldiers partici
pated iu the attack on Americans at
I'nriVl is the most important question.
The Mexican account posted at Juarez
stated that civilians att icked American
troops who entered the city through a
mistake. Jt failed to mention Mexican
casualties, evidently fearing thut such
an announcement would cause more ill
feeling iu the Juarez garrison which is
alreidy reported to be strongly anti
American, Other reports, however, snid that tho
constitutionalist officers could not eon
trol their men, and that soldiers partici
pated in the attack. The fact that the
mayor of J'nrrul is the father of General
liiiis Ilerrera is considered significant.
General Ilerrera is still regarded as the
leader of an anti-American element in I
the Carranzistu army despite his cor
dill meeting with General Pershing rci
.lames Lord, a prominent mining man
of Sonorn, predicted today that the
news of Carninzn V request l'or Ameri
can withdrawal would be spread to ev
ery hamlet nnd that massacres of nany
white inhabitants as well as of Ameri
can soldiers might be expected.
Say Fighting Continues.
San Antonio, Texas, April 14. Army
headquarters today anxiously nwiited
Itngadier General John J. Pershing
report with regard to the fight engaged j
in by loO American soldiers who werej
attacked by Mexicans at Parrall. Thej
latest Mexicm reports indicated that i
the fighting continues, with the mob,
greatly outnumbering the Americans. I
In a second outburst of hute againstj
the "gringoes," many Mexicans were,
reported to have been killed. It was
said that the cavalry turned a battery
of in ichiuc guns on the mob. i
Some 1'eared that unorgunizcil ban-
Oils might have cut off a detachment1
separated from the main column audi
prevented the news from reaching'
Pershing. It was believed that a force)
thus surrounded might possibly facoj
serious casu illy fighting its way out.
Ilendipiarteis were inclined to re-i
ganl the Parral incident as a hysterical!
outbreak of Mexicans not familiar with1
the tread of events in their own couii-j
try. Parral had been n Villisti strong-,
(Continued on Page Seven.) I
Carranza's Request Halts
Further Advance of Army
Columbus, X. M., April 1 (.General
Carranza's request that Ameiiian
forces withdraw from Mexico today
halted the forward drive of the expedi
tion. Smaller columns and detachments
were consolidating as rapidly as pos
sible. I'ntil definite action is taken on
the request the American lines of com
munication and sulihlv will not be ex
tended farther it was learned.
A few small bodies of scouts and cav
alry with aeroplanes are prssibly keep
ing in touch with Villa s progresn
through Durango, but information here
emphasized reports thut a change in the
Imposition of troops had been made
since Carranza's request was made pub
Trying to Force Hushes '
Name On the Ballot
. Portland, Ore., April 14. Supporters
of Hughes for the republican presi
dential nomination declared today that
tney will attempt to file a petition
with Secretary of State Oleott in Salem
tomorrow, demanding .-flint Hughes'
name ue put on the primary ballots in
Secretary Olcott already has stated
that he will refuse to put the name on
the ballot because Hughes personally
requested that his name bo left out.
Hughes' friends then pronose to ask
the supreme court for a writ of man
damus against Olcott, compelling him to
list their man as a presidential candi
Fresno. Cal., April 14. Mrs. Walter
hngelysh objected to her husband look
ing at other wrfmen, so he agreed not
to open his eyes until he could not see
the image of other women before them.
He held them shut nine mouths and is
now blind. '
I.os Angeles, Cal., April 14. Joseph
K. Wiles' ignorance of the' location of
his vital region, prevented him today
from committing suicide, despite the
tact that he stabbed himself So times.
He used a pocket knife.
Js a Progressive and Will
Continue To Be Until
Parties Can Unite
San Francisco, April It. "I look
forward to the possibility, not remote.
of both republican and progressive par
ties selecting the same leader at thuir
national conventions in June.
"I nm a registered progressive and
slull continue to be a progressive un
tJ that party shall cease to exist or un
til thorn snail be what, every man who
follows passing events looks forward to,
joint nction upon common grounds by
tho progressive and republican parties
at their conventions in June."
This is the answer of Governor Hi
ram Johnson to a letter sent him by the
Pnited republicans Asking for an ex
pression of his views on united action
by the progressive and republican par
ties. I'nless the difficulties existing in the
past be healed, says the governor, the
liHli selection will have tiie same result
as that of 11)12. The secret of tho suc
cessful joint action of republican and
progressive parties at the conventions
in June says Johnson, is the selection
of x candidate who will carry on pro
gressive work and not be reactionary.
li. H. K.
Chicago ;i 4 l
Cincinnati 4 7 1
Hendrix and Archer; .Schneider and
II. H. K
Pittsburg :t r, 2
St. I.ouis 5 7 2
Harmon and Schmidt; Jasper and
Snyder. Miller replaced Harmon.
Jt. II. K
Detroit 2 i) 2
Chicago 7 0 1
Cunningham nnd Slnnage; Faber nnd
All other games called on account of
Sun Francisco, April 14. In 1909
Mrs. Dorothy Walling, professional div
er, dove into the sea of matrimony
with Clarence II. Walling, mechanic (if
the battleship Oregon. Kxtreme cruel
ty cooled the witors and today she
splashed nut again when Superior Judge
Iternard J. Flood granted her a di
vorce. lic, and since the fight tit Parral. New
and important troop movements are in
progress. Strategic points along the
lines of communication arc being rein
forced. Aeroplanes and aviators now in Col
umbus will be used here in view of the
need for watching movements ot Car
ranzistas near the border.
The only news from Pnrrnl told of a
brief exchange of shots between t'
garrison nnd Americans. Later the
Mexican commander apologized. There
was no casualties.
A significant order was given to the
troops here last night. They wore or
dered to sleep with their clothes on, be
side the stacked rifles
LL 1 ARfJi
Address at Jefferson Day
Banquet Intimates He
May Do This
Failure to Withdraw With
Honor from Mexico Means
Washington, April 14. American
troops will remain in Mexico for the
present at least. The cabinet at its
session today determined not to change
its policy. This mcuns the hunt for
Villa will proceed.
After the cabinet session it was stat
ed that Cnrranzn 's request for with
drawal of American forcos had not
been answered. Consul Bodgers in Mex
ico City has not been instructed to
trent with Carranza toward an amicable
settlement. The cabinet members failed
to indicate when they intended to reply
to the request.
No light on President Wilson s stana
during tho cabinet meeting was ob
tuinalile. Lack of definite information on
events led Carranza yesterday to wire
a renewal of his request that the Amer
icans withdraw and this prevented the
cabinet from deciding on its future
courso. But for the present, it was
made clear that there would be nu
change. The cabinet members unanim
ously decided to gather all the facts,
before attempting finul action.
By Lowell Mellett.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, April 14. Momentarily
forgetting the threatened brcuk with
Germany, official Washington sought
an answer today to these questions:
"What were the facts at PnrrM.
where American soldiers fought Mexi
cans with the loirs of an American
"What will President Wilson do?"
It was hoped that a reply to the 'first
quostion would be found in Brigadier
General John J. Pershing's dispatches,
supplementing the reports from ('arran-
zista sources.
The cabinet wns expected to answer
tho sdfond inquiry. There was reason
to believe the president would meet
his advisers with his nirnd made up that
withdrawal of United States soldiers
from Mexico is essential to the humani
tarian purpose for which they entered.
President Wilson lust niirht turned
lira Jefferson day address to demo
cratic lenders into u challenge, asking;
in effect: "Have you the courugo to
come out?"
His words puzzled the banqueters. If
tho president's statements meant that
he proposed a withdrnwul ot troops it
was indicated that such a move would
meet opposition in his own party.
President Wilson is knowu to belicvo
that intervention will undo bis thren
years' work iu which ho sought to allow
tho Mexicans to save themselves, fl
feels that failure to find a means
whereby the American columns muy
withilraw with honor from Arexico
means intervention.
President Wilson recognizes that a
fight in his own ranks may develop, it
is believed, as he told the banqueters:
"I um not interested in personal ambi
tions. 1 am not enthusiastic over mem
party success."
While the trouble nt.Purrul temporar
ily overshadowed the task o'i catching
Francisco Villa, arm., men indicated a
fear that the bandit had escaped and
that only with Carranza 'a co operation
could the, Ainericnas hope to overtake
Secretary of War Baker would not
comment with regaiil to the request for
withdrawal of American troops. He said
that tieneral Funstou had been given
a free hand to control the Parral situa
tion. Baker's understanding i thut
there is no objection to the passage of
troops through towns on the line of
innrch, though the soldiers have been
ordered not to occupy any settlements.
It is likely that Consul Itodgers wilt
confer with Carrunza in Mexico City.
Although Secretary Baker would not
verify the report, it was learned Gen
eral Funston had asked for additional
troops nnd had suggested that the main
-supply base be established at Ojinaga.
Oregon: To
night and Satur
! a y showers
cast, probably
showers wmt
portion;, suoler
tonight; wind.
meetly westerly.