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PRICE TWO CENTS SfcS
Must Make Sweeping Changes
In Conducting Submarine
REMOVE ALL DOUBTS
Members of House and Senate
Foreign Committees Will
By Robert J. Bender,
(Coiled Press Stuff Correspondent.)
Washington, April 15. Final touches
were being put on tho new American
mite to Germany toilay. Secretary
Lansing is hard at work on affidavits
i'roni Americnns who survived the Sus
sex disaster. These documents were
forwarded to the slate department by
government representatives in Palis
and lyondnn. They will lie used as
"exhibits" jit connection with tile note.
If Lansing finishes his work on them
today be will confer with President
IWilson before night. The executive
will meet members of the house and
senate foreign committees after he has
gone over the note for the last time
Lansing, it is understood, has agreed
to Senator Stone's suggestion to have
. republicans attend these conferences,
l-'innl plans for the meetings are not
It was indicated that the note would
be on its way to Berlin by Monday.
Affidavits from American survivors
of the disaster, which arrived by mail
aboard the liner St. Paul, were regarded
as convicting Germany of an unjusti
, i'ied attack, A conference between
.Senator Stone and Chairman Flood of
the house foreign committee was
scheduled, at which the ground on
which the present action is being taken
is to be examined and possible eventu
alities discussed. The proposition of
laying the whole matter before congress
will also be considered.
It was understood that the tentative
American note states such a position
that German' must make sweeping
change in its submarine policy, as in
no .other wav tan it give the assurance
No Other Ships Near.
London, April 15. Germany's note
to the Vnited States leaves no further
doubt that the channel packet Sussex
was torpedoed, the British foreign of
fice declared today in an official state
ment. A thorough investigation has revealed
that no vessel in the channel except the
Sussex was damaged in the manner
was attacked at the exact moment the
described by the Gorman submarine
commander. Furthermore, the Sussex
commander says he hurled n torpedo at
n British mine layer in the channel near
where the Sussex was at that time.
The, German statement that the sub
marine captain thought that the ship
was one of the new mine layers of the
.Vabic type was not justified, sjiid the
foreign office, because the Sussex bore
no resemblance to vessels of the Arabic
Nearly .130,000 people saw the eight
opening big-league games in the east,
so if 20,0(10 see the Beavers play their
first game in Portland we will be some
what above the big league average.
Th ' banquet at th' Melodeon Hall
fom-es'ion t' those who have nothin'
else t' wear. Speakin' o robins. Mrs.
t 'night 'It be ft dress suit affair as a
THford Moots reports seein' th' first
piper halter t 'day.
ROTH WILL KEEP FLAX
ffewNHead of Industrial De
partment Knows What
"With the cooperation of the in
dustrial department of the Commercial
club, I intend to put the flax industry
on its feet. It belongs to Salem. We
can grow it and manufacture it and i;
is my purpose to make flax a Salem in
dustry. I hope to organize n company
next spring or sooner that will handi"
the flax, busiaess like it is handled in
Belgium. If the industrial department
will stay with me, we will keep the
flax business right here in Salem,"
With this keynote speech of accept
ance, a-s director of the industrial de
partment of the Commercial club. Theo
dore Roth announced his policy for the
Theodore Roth, W. D. Allen and C. M.
Kppley were nominated for director at
the meeting of the department last ev
ening, Mr. Roth being elected on the
August Huckestoiif, the outgoing di
rector, reviewed the work of the year.
On account of the general finnncial
conditions, no new industries hail boen
brought to the city. Much had been
done in urging the people of Salem to
trade at home during the past year. Mr.
Huckesteiu commended the work of for
mer Manager O. H. Luck and the pres
ent manager, Ivan G. Daniel.
The meeting developed into a general
experience meeting and was one of the
most interesting held by the department
this year. L. W. Gleason of the Glen
son Glove company, stated that busi
ness was good and that he intended ta
increase the out put of his plant SO
per cent the coming year. The factory
already employs and has been grad
ually adding to its force since estab
lished a few years ago.
W. W. Iiosebrnugh, of the Anderson
Furnace company, informed the depart
ment that their business was growing,
and that recently they have made nr.
rnngemcnts with an experienced man to
take over the selling end of the busi
ness, which would greatly incernse their
Carl Jepsen, who conducts a tannery
at 2,5(i" Oak street, said there was a big
demand for his goods but that just at
present it was hard to get the material
that enter into the tanning business, on
account of the war. However, he was
doing a satisfactory business, and ex
pected to gradually increase it.
"War luus knocked the stuffing out
of the baking powder business," said
V. M. F.pploy, "but we are going along
all right." He also expressed the opin
ion that the flax business should be a
great thing for Salem.
Mr. Huckesteiu and his associates
were given a vote of thanks for their
work the past year. Mr. Roth will be
come active director following the meet
ing of June 7 when the election of the
directors of the seven departments will
be ratified at a general meeting.
Charles E. Hughes In
Person Objects to Name
On Primary Ballot
A telegram was received by Secretary
of State Olcott this morning from
Charles K. Hughes in which th New
Vork Justice stated that he objected to
his name being placed on the primary
ballot and requesting that action be
withheld until a letter which was on
the road explaining his objections had
been received. This action of Justice
Hughes will probably postpone the fil
ing of th writ of mandamus to compel
Olcott to place Hughes' name on the
ballot as was proposed by the Hughes
faction in Portland.
The text of Hughes telegram follows:
"I was informed on April 1; that a
petition was about to be filed and at
once mailed to you statement of my
objections and my request that my
name shall not be placed on primary
ballot. Charles F. Hughes,
Washington, I. C. "'
Lines of Communication
Colubus, .V. M., April 1". Great
activity was manifested here through
out the night), wUile Icntrencihineiits
were being constructed along the lines
of communication of the American ex
pedition in Mexico.
Fifty four new motor trucks were un
loaded from trains and placed in com
mission without delay. This was re
garded as an indication that the expe
dition would not withdriw immediate
ly, at least.
Army engineers were diverted fron
the roads which are being repaired, ami
were set to building defenses at Boca
G ramie, Asceneion, Aspia and Oublan, n
double semi circle of trenches being
built on three sides of the latter city.
The river protects its fourth side. Ma
chine guns nuil artillery hare been
pi ice, I in position there.
Rifle holes were dug in the sides of
adobe houses and rifle pits constructed
in the trenches. Barbed wire entange-
meuts have been erected at a few
points. Captain Grant at Hoes Grande
asked for reinforcements lodnv. Ho
State Department Insists No
Limit Be Placed On Size
GENERAL FUNSTON SENDS
LONG CODE MESSAGE
Long Milnight Conference Be
tween Secretary of War
By Carl D. Groat.
(fiuted Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, April 15. Secretary
Lansing today sent Consul Rodgera in
Mexico City detailed instructions with
regard to General Carranza'a request
for withdrawal 'of American troops.
While he refused to announce the
character of these directions, it was
learned authoritatively that-Lansing in
formed Hodgers of the administration's
willingness to discuss tho proposition
with Ambassador Arredondo.
It was understood tiiat Rodgera was
not instructed to tre.t with Carranza,
but merely to inform him of Lansing's
decision to receive Arredondo 's over
tures. j Second Fight at Parr.il.
' Washington, April 15. A second
fight between Americans and residents
of Parral was reported today in con
sular dispatches to Kl Paso, forwarded
here. No details were given.
In General Funstou's long code mes
sage which wis the subject of a mid
night conference at tho White House
between the president and Secretary
Baker it is believed that radical chang
es in the Villa hunt were recommended.
Speculation as to Ha contents ranged
from requests for more troops to taking
over Mexican railways which are need
ed or reiterating the necessity of shift
ing the base of operations from Colum
bus. The message presumably related
to Funston 's orders to protect troops,
as a result of the Parral incident. It
contained no news of the Parral clash.
This is the fourth day Hinco the en
counter there and no' official news has
I Kevrettiry Ljnsiug'9 willingness to
treat with Ambassador Arredondo con
cerning the requested withdrawal may
'mean that preliminary negotiations will
be opened today or next week. While
Rome officials said no ciiange in the
Mexican policy was in flight, others be
lieved the negotiations might result in .1
j withdrawal of American troops.
Carranza'a protocol proposals, now
held up, show that the de facto govern-
meat chief sought to limit the Ameri
can expedition to 1,1100 cavalrymen who
I were not to occupy towns and who were
to withdraw when their object was at
tuned. The state department coun-
I tered with a demand that there be no
limitation in the size of tho expedition,
!and sought the actual cooperation of
the de Jacto regime.
Plans Are Not Changed.
Washington, April 15. Pressed for a
statement with regard to Cnrranzi's re
quest t lint American troops he with
drawn from Mexico, Secret iry of War
1 Baker said today:
I "The status of the expedition is as
it was at the beginning. There has
! been no change either in its purpose or
irs orders, and none is contemplated.
Carranza co operation continues and the
Carranza At the Capital.
Washington, April 13. Advices re
ceived today by Ambassador Kliseo Ar
redondo said that Provisional President
(Continued on Page Tare.)
now has 125 men.
Wrivers of armv wagons reported 1
! state of anxiety along the lines of com
tnunictition since Carranza requested
that the troops withdraw. News of the
I request was flashed along the route of
tlie expedition's march. Commanders
: were ordered to use their own judg-
meat in any crisis nff'ecting tiie nifety
'of their detachments. General Kunston
i is in constant touch with the situation
I by field telegraph.
! Even the motor trucks have been or-
I dereil to keep close together. All must
', halt in case one is disabled. The tele
! graph office at Columbus was kept open
all night for the transmission of iinport
j nut government nnd military orders.
I Two dnvs rations have been issued to
I all men here. They have prepared their
I lull field e.(pnpnient for au instant
Lieutenants Pargue and Gorrell army
I aviators, planned another scouting trip
1 tod iv. Thev intended to watch report-
' ed Carranza movements eastward from
jPuplto pass. .
ARM LIMITED TO
Ohio State Capital
Building Goes To Sea
On a Raft Today
(By United Pres.O
San Francisco, April 15. The
Ohio state capitol building was
loaded upon three barges and
started out to sea here today.
It sailed blithely 1" miles down
the Pacific coast, its white :
dome bobbing garishly about on
the wave. At the town of San
Carlos it was uuloaded and is
being set up in the town square
where it will form the nucleus
of the San Carlos civic center.
The struetur' was the Ohio
building at the Panama cxposi-
tion, being a wood and stucco
replica of the capitol at Colum-
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YET HE MAY RECOVER.
Dallas, Ore., April 15. Although sur
geons have removed his entire forehead,
his left eye socket nnd part of his
brain, Joseph Harlan, a logger, waa still
alive today. Psysieians say he may re
cover. Harlan was struck by the limb
of a falling tree. His skull was crushed
like an egg shell.
Crew Given 15 Minutes to Get
Away One Boat Is
Washington, April 15. The Aberdeen
bark Inverlyon, en route from Portland,
Oregon, to Limerick, was sunk by sub
marine gunfire on Tuesday, according
to reports here. Two Americans aboard
escaped. Some of the sailors were lost.
The reports came from the United
Slates consul at Queenstown. He also
advised the state department that the
Inverlyon did 1104 attempt to escape.
Fifteen minutes we."" allowed in wU-ich
the crew was to abandon her. The
vessel was not armed. The incident oc
curred 110 miles west of Valencia.
Officials admitted that there was a
serious question involved in the Inver
lyon case. They were Inclined to be
lieve that since a boatload of sailors
was reported lost, Americans aboard
could not have been given the "full
measure of safety" which the American
notes demanded. Lansing haa clearly
explained that submarines must not
turn passengers adrift too far from
land and must consider their condition
One oBat Is Missing.
Queenstown. April 15. Williuni Ross,
an American sailor from tho bark In
verlyn, reported sunk by submarine gun
fire, is in the hospital here today suf
fering from 35 hours exposure in a life
boat without food. He is not in a ser
ious condition. Several others were in
the lifeboat. A second boat with eleven
survivors is missing.
The Inverlyon is the eleventh grain
carrier from the Columbia river tor
pedoed in the war zone and grave anx
iety is expressed for other wheat ships
from the Sound and the Columbia river
that are now due in the United King
dom. The Inverlyon was a vessel of 1.N27
net tons and was built in 1004. Her
home port was Aberdeen, Scotland. She
sailed from the Columbia liver fTcceui
ber ! for- Havre and Bordeaux.
Charles E. Lockwood
of Portland, Files for
President of the U. S.
Charles K. Lockwood, of Portland,
known to his political acquaintances 11s
"Charley" Lockwood, yesterday aft
ernoon filed the request at the office of
the secretary of -state that his name be
placed on the ballot as a candidate for
the republican nomination for president
of United States. Lockwood admits that
he is "Oregon's favorite Son" and in
addition sends in the slogan, "Au Am
erican, representative, republican pro
gressive administration. One term on
ly." ' Lockwood is a well known organizer
of republican "clubs" in Portland and
has been ill close touch with politics,
and mure particularly, with politicians
for many years in Oregon.
Among "the late candidates is W. Al
Jones, of Salem, who filed as a candi
date for the republican nomination as
a candidate for the republican nomina
tion as representative in the legislative
assembly from Marion county. Hi?
slogan is, "Farmer and tax payer, bom
and raised in Marion county."
The other candidates who sent in
their filings before the office closed
at 5 o'clock last night follow:'
W. V. fuller, Dallas, republican, rep
resentative iu the legislative assembly.
Twelfth representati.e district
Geo. T. Baldwin, Klamath falls, dem
ocrnt, state senator. Seventeenth sen
Kdward J. Brazell, Portland, republi
can, delegate to the national repub
lican convention, ' Third congressional
1 Ilalph W. Hoyt, Portland, republican,
LULL II FIGHTING
AT VERDUN FRONT
German Big Guns Kept French
In Trenches by Incessant
RUSSIAN ADVANCE AND
AUSTRIANS HAVE MIX UP
Italians Lose Heavily In At
tempt to Retake Position
Paris, April 15. Heivy artillery
fighting occurred oil the west bank of
tiie Meuse during the night, but the lull
in infantry operations continued, ac
cording to official announcements to
day. The Germans kept up an incessant
cannonade between Mnlancourt wood
and Bill 1104. French guns were saidJ
to be doing effective work, particularly
west of the Coibeaux woods and the
Purges brook crossings.
Last of the Meuse and on tho Woevre
plain there were intermittent bom
bardments. The French repulsed a re
connoisance north of Koye and defeated
other platiola south of the St. Marie
mines, in the Vosges.
Trench, Attacks Repulsed.
Berlin, Apr. 15 French hand grenade
attacks south of Fort Douaumont dur
ing the night proved ineffective, the
war office said French troops unsuc
cessfully attempted an attack on a line
extending from Dead Mill's hill to
Cumierea. The Germans artillery fire
held the French in their trenches. A
i'cw who reached tho German defenss
were slaughtered in front of the barbed
A British baud grenade attack at St.
Kloi was reported repulsed. Ulsewheio
on the western front the only activity
was a little artillery righting.
Austrians and Russians Clash.
Berlin,. April 15. An Austrian sur
prise aittncvk against a Kussiau ad
vanced position on tho Buczacz-Czoi-
thow road waa announced in todav's
Vienna communique. Slight sriins were
cfciimed on the Italian front and evacu
ation of an Austrian position was ad
mitted. 'The Russians shelled us on tiie low
er Strypa, Dneister and northwest of
Czernowiu," said the communique.
"Strong combats between advanced pl
ums are continuing. .Northeast ot ,las
lovice the enemy entered an advanced
position ami was immediately ejected
nv a counter attack, we captured one
officer, three ensigns and 100 liussians.
J he Jtilians suffered heavily at
tempting to retake a lost position on
me .viriivrii. south or stillseru au
Italian attack failed."
Big Steamer Sunk.
Loudon, April 15 The British steam
er Shenandoah, .5SS0 tons, has been sunk
if was learned nere today. Two of her
sailors ire missing, it is believed she
hit a mine.
delegate to the national republican con
vention, 1 Ui ru congressioiiul district.
John C. McCur, Portland, republican.
district attorney for Multnomah countv.
Leslie Al. Scott, Portland, republi
1111, delegate to the national republican
Malcolm II. Clark, Portland, progres
sive, elector of president and vice-president
of the United States.
Helen I. Tonilinson, Portland, demo
crat, delegate to the national demo
cratic, convention. , i
A. If. Burton, Portlnnil, republican, I
representative in the legislative nssem-1
blv, Seventeenth representative district.'
David L'. Lofgrcn, Portland, republi-1
can, delegate to the national republican
convention, Third congressional district. I
It. K. hrwiii, Hillsboro, democrat, I
state senator, Lleventh senatorial dis j
Manche Langley, l'orest Grove, dcm-l
ocrat, representative in the legislative'
nssembly, Fifteenth representative dis-1
H. V. Meade, Orenco, democrat, rep-1
resentativa in the legislative assembly,'
Fifteenth representative district, I
h'rnest William Haas, Sheridan, dem-1
ocrat, representative iu the legislative!
assembly, Ihirtecnth representative nis
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TODAY'S BALL SCORES
I?. IL K.
New Vork 4 fi i
Philadelphia ,r U 0
Hcrrjtt and Ifuridon; Demaree and
Burns. Hitler replaced Ilerritt.
R. II. K.
Boston 4 0 0
Brooklyn 2 II 2
Hughes and Gowdy; Smith and Mey
ers. K. H. V..
Chicago 0 2 I
Cincinnati 2 5 0
Location Center Street, Bridge
Steel and Estimated Cost
State F.ugineer Lewis today submitted
plans to the Hoard of Viewers for the
inter-county bridge across the Willam
ctto river at this city. The petition of
the joint county courts asked for plans
ior a structure at tho present Center
street site and no other site was con
sidered in the present plans.
The bridge as designed consists of
four 101 foot camel back spans with 138
foot vertical lift span and a reinforced
concrete viaduct approach on the Polk
county end 850 feet in length. The
roadway is 120 feet in width with six
foot walks on either side. The total
cost of tho structure is estimated at
$108,501); $143,100 for the steel struc
ture iucluding foundations, and the re
inforced concrete viaduct approach at
$55,400. Thia provides for a wooden
floor with a two inch asplialtic wearing
surface and if a concrete base six Inches
thick is laid under the " inch nsphnltic
top $4,5o0 should be added to the total
cost, making $1103,000.
In submitting the plans Mr. Lewis
"This type of bridge was selected
for the reason that borings'for founda
tions of piers showed a blue mud and
sand formation jentirely unstated for
concrete nrchesf for the necessary
span, but which was of sufficient bear
ing power to support a steel structure
on concrete piers carried .by w ood pile
Our investigations have led us to bo
lieve that this structure can be com
pleted by December I, UM0, if there is
no delay in letting the contracts. It
should lie understood that, this estimate
has been mnde during a rising ninrkct
for materials, especially steel, which has
been advancing in price. Nevertheless,
it is our opinion that the relative small
tonnage involved iu this bridge can be
obtained without any undue delay and
that the market is already becoming
more stable in price.
"I enn assure you that L. W. Metz
ger, who has been largely responsible
for the details of this design, Joseph
Wenre, who has assisted on the specifi
cations nnd cenernl studies, and the
other experts of this department who
have participated in the work, will be
glad to render you any assistance wnu
in thnir power."
A Low Level Bridge.
The bridire as planned bv the state
highway department is a low level
bridge nnd in general outline greatly
resembles the railroad bridge on Union
street. The board of viewers stute in
their communication submitting tho
plans to the county courts that they
have consulted government engineers as
to the other locations for a bridge on
Marion street, Chcmcketn street and on
Court street. On all of these sites the
government engineers would recquiro
that the proposed plans be submitted to
them before thev were aeepted. As to
Marion street the government engineers
would not consider this plan as it is so
close to the railroad bridge that, it
would be a hindrance to navigation on
The viewers also recommended ngainst
a concrete bridge and stated that they
had made borings on the other streets
and that they had found the river bed
too unstable' to support a heavy con
crete structure and accordingly no
plans for a concrete bridge had been
The bonnl of viewers which met with
the county court this afternoon was
giving the matter serious consideration
and will probably take the matter un
der advisement for a few days before
rendering a final decision in the mat
ter. Seaton and Fisher; Schneider and
It. II. K.
Pittsburg R H 0
St. Louis 1 " "
Mammaut and Schmidt; Hull and
II. II. K.
Washington 1 1! t
New Vork :i 7 1
Harper and Henry; Fisher and Nnn
ninaker. Gallia replaced Harper, Wil
liams replaced Henry.
II. II. K.
Philadelphia ' 4 "
Boston a 10 ,!
Bush and Mevcis; Foster and adv.
It. If. K.
Chicago 11 '
Boland, .lames and Stallage; Cicotto
and Schalk. R
St.T...MH ? I 0
Seaton and Fisher; Schneider and
ALBERT COX CAPTURED
Auburn, Cal., April 15. Albert Cox,
one of the Cox brothers accused of
shooting Constuble Dependener here
several duvs ago, was captured today at
Winnemuc'cu, Nov., by Sheriff MeAulay
and the sheriff of Winnemucca. His
brother Jim surrendered recently.
According to advices received here
from Winnemucca. Cox was caughte
while getting off a freight train. He
pulled his revolver but was immedi
ately "covered" by the officers' guns
Armed Mexicans Attack Mill
Owned by American
SMASie THE WINDOWS
AND ROBBED THE OFFICE
Reports That Americans Ha3
Taken Possession of Town
Mexican Papers Fair.
Washington, April 15. Consul Letch
er at Chihuahua City informed th
state department today that newspapers
there printed an ummpassioned account
of the fight at Parral, saying an Amer
ican had been killed but failing to state
how many Mexicans died.
By E. T. Conkle.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
El Paso, Texas, April 15. "Reported
Mexican attacks on American property
at Parral were confirmed today by
messages received hero. Besides news
of the destruction of tho Alvado $.00,
000 mining mill in a suburb, local own
ers of the Parral-Durango railway re
ceived urgent calls for help from, their
American manager nt Parral. lie,
stated the road's office had been en
tered and all records destroyed.
Other American properties are be
lieved to have been wrecked by nioba
onraged, over the clash between Amer
icans and Mexicans
Officials of the Alvarado company de
manded protection for thoir Parral prop
erty from General tlavira and Consul
Garcia. The latter is reported to have
communicated with Carranza concern
ing the Parral sitimtion.
MeBsnges failed to stale tnn attitude
of tho Carranza garrison at Parral to
ward the mob. Mexicans took all valu
ables from the American warehouse and
offices, it was stated.
Expect More Attacks.
VA Paso, Texas, April 15. Iteports of
fresh troubles at Parral were received
here today by A. J. McQiiatters, presi
dent of the Alvarado Mining and Mill
ing comnanv. The following tolegraiu
arrived from an employe at tho Parral
office of tho company:
"in retaliation for recent trounies
armed men yestcrdav (Thursday) at
noon assaulted the mill, breaking doors
and windows in office, warehouses anil
tho mill. Thev robbed and destroyed.
There was another attack at midnight.
They will probably repeat the incident.
The military knows everything connect
ed with the affair."
Consul Garcia, diluting Gonernl Obre-
gon, war minister, stated that tho Par
ral situation had become quiet aue
tho fight between American troops and
inhabitants. All repiirtg contradicted
the advices received by mining men
yesterday to the effect that Americana
had taken possession of Parral.
Garcia today received a code telegram
from Chihuahua, but it wus not made
public. His previous advices that one
American was lulled and a few inhabi
tants wounded remained unchnuged to
day. Carranza Forces In Hiding.
,.n Antonio. Texas. Auril 15. Army
nvintor. todav located several thous
and Carran.istas encamped in a pass
between ISavi-pe Valley ana
Grandcs, according to General Kunston s
reports. I ne tiying men cum i-
evident the Mexicans had not moved
Though supplies nro passing over the
Mexican central railroad to Chihuahua
City, where brokers handle them and
paHS tho provisions on to the troops,
General Funston said;
"Tho rainy season is not far distant
and then roads south of Columbus will
bo impassible. If the troops are still
as far south then as they are now our
communications will be useless. I have
done everything in icy power to obtaia
use of the railroads."
The final score of the baseball games
this afternoon between the o!em high
school and O. A. C freshmen resulted
i n favor of fNilem wjthj score of 7 too.
THE WEATHER I
S COOP AAJP
Fair tonight and