Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, May 13, 1916, Image 1

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False Report Placed
Government in Humiliating
0a Top of Concessions Takes
Steps to Squelch Plotters
in Both Countries
By Carl W. Ackennan.
(United rrcs3 staff correspondent.)
The Hague, May 13. Severe punish
ment lins been metoc out to the com
mander of the German submarine which
attached the channel packet Sussex and
caused great loss of life, it is generally
Relieved in Berlin today, though no of
ficial rport of that nature has been
made public
Tho report is based on popular indig
nation at his act in deceiving the Gor
man naval authorities with reg'ird to
the vessel which lie admitted attack
ing. His report, saying thnt the ship
ht torpedoed was not the Sussex was
imlicitly believed until America r'o
soi tod conclusive evide ice ii t lie con
trary. In view of this evidenci the
Germans 'feci that they lit! ve h"'-' hu
ll it'ated. It is not overstrain,? the ruse
tr. say that his decep io.i caused as
much indigation iu Berlin as in Wash
ington, i
Germany, desiriig to avoid a break
with America at all costs, lias taken two
important steps within a fortnight to
improve relations. The submarine con
cessions constituted one step. The quiet
movement to squelch Teuton plotters
and propagandists in the United SStntes
nnd anti-American propagandists in
Germany constituted the other step.
Ambassador Gerard recently received
scores of threats against his life. The
writers were inspired by newspaper in
sinuations that lie "tipped" the Irish
rebellion to Great Britain.
Though Germany has disclaimed re
sponsibility for the German bomb plot
ters in America, Imperial Chauca'lor
Vn Bethmnnn-Hollweg believes that
drastic moves should lie made to con
vince America that Germany has nothj
in to do with those extremists. Con
ferences on this subject have beea in
progress in Berlin for a week.
1 heard for instance that Von Riii-tcli-iii
will be court-martialed if he re
turns to Germany. Though officials will
not voice nay opinion as to the guilt
of the accused bomb plotters they de
cline that the acts of these persons
are without the kaiser's sanction.
Herlin is chiefly worried over the pos
nihility thnt some one may accidental
ly torpedo without warning a merchant
man in the belief that a ti'ousport is be-1
ing attacked and thus precipitate a new,
American crisis. The kaiser and his of
ficials are particularly anxious that sub
marine commanders shall take no
chances of involving Germany and Am
erica in fresh controversies.
If the new o'fficial submarine orders
coiibl be made public they would ci'i
viuce the most skeptical that Germany
is as much concerned as America in jrc
vivitinj future accidents.
fount Veventlow, in the T.;gs 7('-
tung, is pnieticnlly alone in i yini f.-.r
vengeance. Though there is rn occa
sional outburst against President Wil
son nnd the United States tit mo are
probably intended for horn.' consump
tion. Ambassador Gerard won the hearty
praise of Berlin for his cool and force
ful diplomacy in tho U-boat ' crisis.
Throughout the negotiations he worked
Me :t
T. . .t't
I I'.f s,
of our girl painters seem t' be
liberal in thcr views on art.
' only i.ftiie that sed.s tti' imtn
' vs i Taker Down o' Deura-
i , J) If tlwfl Jfcfef
Dre s 9 Feet of Water on
R ar Load, But Was
c aded to 23 Feet
cisco, May 13. Flat charg
) North Pacific liner- Eoa
nerloaded when it left on
ayage last Monday were
es tlu f
noke g
its fx S
made luuay by Sirs. John O. Dennis,
widow of the steamer's second officer,
whose corpse was found in a drifting
lifeboat southward of Port. San Luis
by the Pacific mailer City of Para yes
terday. "I have been robbed of my hus
band," said the gTief stricken Mrs.
Dennis. "The Roanoke's interior was
sawed .way to make room for an un
precedented cargo. All day Monday
a gang of carpenters was busy aboard
and my husband told me they were
removing beams, braces and everything
to make more room. He said he did
not believe the Roanoke would get
farther thin San Pedro, aud he prom
ised to quit her there."
It has been admitted that, while in
the passenger service the obi steamer
drew about 19 fet of water, when she
left San Francisco last Monday she
drew 23 feet. Stevedores have de
clared that the steamer was loaded
with great speed and carelessly.
Reports from San Luis said that ax
other lifeboat was seen drifting off
that point, but efforts to find it and
tow it in were unsuccessul.
Federal investigation of the Roa
noke disaster begins in San Francisco
today. The coroner 's inquest over the
five bodies which came ashore in the
lifeboat with the three survivors is
scheduled to commence today in Sin
Luis Obispo. A beach patrol is still
being maintained for the bodies of the
other 45 of 50 victims.
Inspectors of Hulls and Boilers .Tames
Guthrie nnd Joseph P. Dolan handled
the federal probe here. They desired
to get to the bottom of the charges
that the steamer was overloaded, that
the cargo of dynamite, oil and wheat
was carelessly placed aboard her, and
that she started on her voyage to
Valparaiso in an uiiseawortky condition-.
Principal witnesses will be (Quarter
master Fib and two Mexican firemen,
the sole known survivors. They will be
called upon to describe bow the old ves
sel began heeling over as she ploughed
southward last Tuesday afternoon, how
tho lifeboats were swamped in being
launched, and how she finally plunged
to the bottom.
The three survivors and five bodies
of Roanoke victoms which came ashore
in a lifeboat will arrive here tonight
from Port San Luis. One unidentified
body will be- removed to the city
Mexicans Warn
Americans to Leave
Sim Francisco. May 13. Ariivals
aboard the Pacific Mail liner Newport
today declared that upon calling at
Mazatlan it found United States war
ships in the harbor and 250 Americans
assembled in the city. It was stated in
town that Americans in the Interior had
been warned to leave immediately.
The refugees said that various demon
strations against American Consul Al
gcrs in Mazatlan had recently occurrej.
They charged that an attempt had been
made to blow upth e consulate.
Passengers who came from Acapulco
said the' would complain to the sffitc
department regarding the United States
consul there. They asserted that mem
bers of the crew of the stumer Gen
eral H. G. Mariscnl, nil American citi
zens were held iu jail there on a charge
of burning their vessel, and that the
consul had refused to aid them.
ceaselessly to convince German officials
that the president did not want war,
but expected Germany to keep her
promise. !
Tho foreign department, the treasury
and the iuterior departments answered
"settle honorably if possible." , The
war and navy departments answered
"settlo without entirely surrendering
the .submarine warfare."
Von Helferrictt, Von Bethmnnn-Holl-weg,
General Von Falkenhayn and
Bassermau, formerly Von Tirpitz's
chief supporter, backed by leading fin
anciers, finally drew up the note of
reply to the American demands.
Tierce Food Riots.
London, Mny 13, Unprecedented
food riots occurred in Mannheim. Ger
mnnv, last Saturday, according to u re
port from Geneva received today. Ma
chine guns quelled the rioters, it was
declared. Three hundred persous were
killed and wounded.
Fugitives from Mannheim arrived at
Basel with the torv.
LPrineville Has State
Debating Championship
Fugene, Or., May 13. The Prine
ville, Oregon, Hiuh school today holds
the state debating championship. Last
night the Princville team defeated the
Eugene high school, the judges voting
two to one.
The visitors took the affirmative of
the question: "Resolved that the
United States t-hniild adopt the essen
tial feature ot the Swi-s military
s'siem. "
German Drires Repulsed and
French Counter Charges
German Vice Chancellor's Re
signation Said to be Due
to Food Riots
Berlin, May 13. "A French night
attack southwest of Dead Man's hill
was crushed by German infantry fire,"
said the German official statement to
day. " The French su'fferou heavily. " '
Lively hand grenade fighting wa.4 an
nounced in the Argonne forest and
along the river Meuse. French attempts
to gain ground by this method in the
Avocourt and Malancourt forests were
The French suffered considerably in
an unsuccessful attack on a quarry held
by Germans west of Ablain forest.
Two enemy aeroplanes, swooping low
over the German lines, were crippled
by sharp shooters and crashing to earth.
On the eastern front, the war office
said a Russian "attack aimed at recent
Teutonic gains north of Selburg was
crushed by a whirlwind of machine gun
fire just as the Slavs leaped from their
entrenchments. One hundred Russians,
who ran to the German barbed wire
entanglements, were disarmed and made
German Attacks Repulsed.
Paris, May 13. Several heavy Ger
mnn attacks near Fort Douanmoiit and
Thinumont, following a series of terrific,
bombardments, were repulsed with
slaughter during the niirht, thenar of
fice announced today. The French held
their ground and refused to yield an
inch. .
"On the west bank of the Meuse,"
said the statement, "the French gained
rear Hill 2S7. Artillery struggles con
tinued without cessation in Avocourt
wood and near Hill 304."
A German attack on the right bank
of the Meuse is expected. Following
their custom of shifting their nssaults
from one bank to the other, the Ger
mans began their preparation for the
DouaumontTliinnmont attack Thursday
night. A strong Germnn reconncisnnce
near Epargcs was checked before it
reached open ground.
Vice Chancellor Quits.
Copenhagen, May 13. Vice Chancel
lor Delbrueck of the German empire.
who also holds the office of minister
of the interior, has resigned, according
to dispatches received here today. His
resignation was demanded, according to
one Berlin report, following the recent
riots in the Prussian capital in which
mobs smnsncd meat shops. Dolbruock
was charged with failure to properly
safeguard and distribute foodstuffs.
The official German news ngencv at
tributes his resignation to illness. Count
Rnedcrn succeeded him. being designat
ed "minister of provisions."
Bulgaria Withdraws Troops.
London. Mny 13. Bulgaria ijj with
drawing troops from the '.Immirii'm
frontier and sending them to Salonika
in naticipation of nn allied offensive
in the Balkans, according to Odessa des
patches today.
London. May 13. Anna Ma
rin Cucchi, aged !i months, who
was born in London during a
Zeppelin raid, was the youngest
survivor of tho Sussex dis
Extraordinary Parade
Is Staged In Gotham
New York, May 13. New York to
day saw the grentest outpouring of
civilians to support tho principle of
preparedness in the world's history.
One hundred and forty thousand men
and women, numerically stronger than
America's) standing army, passed
through the downtown streets iu sixty
four divisions starting from the city
hall at t:30 a. in. The last detach
ments will march past the reviewing
stands lnte tonight.
Twenty thousand women, from so
ciety lenders to shop girls, were in
line. Mesitames Roosevelt, llarrimnn,
Roosevelt, Jr., and Hiingerford Mil
bank, commander of the Women
Loigue for Self Defense, headed division,
Sheeps'uead Biy, L. I., May
13. Speejiiug more than 1U0
miles an hour in the Metropol
itan race this afternoon, Carl
Limberg, at the wheel of a Del
Lage, smashed into the rail
' at the top of the saucer track
His automobile broke in two
and burst into flames. Lin
berg and Mechaaieim Dallotti
were hurled out and rolled to
the bottom of tho embankment.
Limberg was killed and Dallotti
is reported dying. The tragedy
oecurred during the 150 mile
He Reiterates His Innocence
and Is Confident of
Los Angeles, Cal., May 13 The
David Caplin case went to the jury at
11:00 a. m., after Judge Willis instruc
tions were completed. .
In a statement given out after the
jury had retired, C'aplan said: 'fl am
feeling fine. I fully expect an acquit
tal, as I am innocent and had no part
in doing the things they s.iy I did."
Under the instructions of Judge Wil
lis, the jury may bring in three ver
dicts, first degree murder, second de
gree murder or manslaughter.
Jf the jury brings in a verdict simp
ly declaring that Caplan is guilty, it
means' thnt he must suffer the death
Should the jury make any recommen
dations in connection with a first de
gree murder the sentence will bo life
Second degree murder carries with
it a penalty of from 10 yenrs to life
imprisonment, it the discretion of the
Manslaughter may be punished by,
imprisonment ' c?1- not more than
R. H. F,.
Boston 3 10 3
Pittsburg 5 7 i-
Reulbach aud Gowdy; Adams and
Schmidt. Hughes replaced Reulbnch.
Wilson replaced Schmidt. Nehf replaced
Hughe. Kantlehner replaced Adams.
Philadelphia 5 0 0
Cincinnati ,0 3 1
Alexander and Killifer; Dale nnd
Wingo. Mitchell replaced Dale.
Brooklvn 14 2
St. Louis 2 C 2
Dell and Miller; Dook nnd Snyder.
Ne.7 Torn-Chicago, postponed; rain.
R. II. E.
Detroit 2 15 0
Washington 3 0 0
Cunningham and Stnnnge; Johnson
and Ainsmith, Henry. Krickson re
placed Cunningham.
R. H.
St. Louis
Groom and Hartley:
3 0 1
4 7 3'
Mevers and
Schaiig. Davenport replaced Groom
Finchcr replaced Davenport.
R. n. F.
4 8 1
New York 3 7 2
Covaleski and O'Neill; Fisher nnd
R. H. F.
Chicago 2 0 1
Boston 3 0
Cicotte and Schalk; Leonard and Car
rigan. Scott replaced Cicotte. Foster
replaced Leonard. Thomas replaced Car
rigun. 10 inning).
Three times the reviewing stand was
emptied und filled again. Mayor Mit
chcl alone intended to try to remain
there during the entire 13 hours of the
great procession. Thomas A. Edison,
Miiiup (icnernl Lennar.l Wood. nnd
Hear Admiral l.'sher were among then
Two hundred (Winds j irtu'ipnted.
Every profession, w is represented in
line. Judge Alton I!. Parker was mar
shal of the lawyers division.
Bringing up the rear were 10,000
militiamen. With the exception of
this comparative handful of soldiers,
civilians composed the entire marching
Scores of stores cloed to allow their
employes tu march. There were 1,000,
000 spectators.
Pershing Hopes to Clean Up
Chihuahua In Very
Short Time
Villa Reported To Be Again
In Command of 1.100
By Carl D. Groat.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, Mny 13. The acuteness
of the Mexican situation has passed.
General Hugh Scott wired Secretary of
War Baker today. He said that Gen
eral J. J. Pershing has so arranged his
troops that he could clean out the ban
dits in northern Chihuahua, Scott also
reported that no Mexican troops were
in sight of the American communica
tions. Scott expressed the view that General
Alvaro Obregon was now in a oetter po
sition to aid the expedition than if he
had signed the border agreement. Scott
reported that Obregon had promised to
dispose the Carran.istas bo ns to patrol
Parral nnd the region Bouth of Big
Bend, Texas.
While contraction of the American
lines south of Columbus is practically
accomplished, Major Langhorne is ap
parently hot on the trail of the Boquil
las raiders and Carrauzistus are mnrch
ing toward Big Bend, TexaB, with the
avoweiJ intontion of co-operating with
the United States column
If nothing untoward occurs, the ex
pedition hopes for a quick cleanup in
the policing of northern Chihuahua. The
hope of catching Francisco Villa him
self is not grent. The big question now
is, can the Carrnnzistns be checked aft
er they lenrn that the American ex
pedition refuses to withdraw.
Privately, officials said thnt there
might be an outbreak at any time. Gen
eral Hugh Scott is en route to Wash
ington with his information concerning
the situation which will be used for the
guidance of the government iu further
Ambassador Designate Arrcdondo is
expected to undertnke withdrawal nego
tiations soon, but his task is hopeless,
according to persistent Tcports.
Will Move the Border.
By E. T. Conkle.
(1'nited Press staff correspondent.)
Ill Paso, Texas, May 13. Pendinc
the opening of negotintions between
Mexico City and Washington, the Mex
ican situation today took a recess. The
city of Juarez lost most of its glory
when General Alvaro Obregon, taking
his major generals nlong with him, de
parted, hi Paso seemed deserted with
the newspaper reporters and movie
A few brigadier generals remained,
but they are common around here.
"Jess soon dut Woonrow Wilson man
says the word," remnrked an invalid
negro trooper back from i lie front,
"am coin' to pick up dish vn intcrnn-
tional bo 'dull, and curry it down to
Panama. Jess now a in waitin' and rest
in '. ' '
That's what tho Mexican situation is
. Villa nas New Army.
By II. D. Jacobs.
(Failed Press staff correspondent.)
Numiquipn, Alexico, May 12. (By
wireless to Columbns, N. At., May 13.)
Francisco Villa and J, 100 followers are
reported at n ranch near Carrizo, Iu
miles northwest of La Ascencion. The
band was reported scattered along Rio
Corralitos and to hnve been recruited
from Sonora, with a sprinkling of Vil
la's original escort. The report aroused
little interest at headquarters. The re
distribution of United States troops con
London, M ly 13. While they were
emerging from an anti-ennscriptionist
meeting this afternoon an angry crowd
including women, attacked George
I.ansbuiy, Mis. Dcspnrt and others op
PJised to ojnpulsorv ni ij V1 rv crvce.
Soon be:
77yie. FoR
Oregon: Fair
tonight with
light frost south
west anil heavy
f rest c ist por-
tion;Siiuilay fair
warmer except
mar the coast;
north westerly
Peace Defense-Force To Be
654,000, Regular Army
175,000 to 220,000
Washington, May 13. A peace do
fenso force of 054,000 men is proposed
in the army bill which the house and
senate conferees reported to both
houses of congress today.
The compromise measure includes all
the provisions the big army advocates
urged except the federal reserve. Both
chairmen urged passage of the bill nnd
action is expected Monday.
The defense force as provided con
sist of 200,000 regulars in peace times
and 428,000 militiamen, 800 for each
senator and representative.
Tho act reserves specific power for
tho government to take over any manu
facturing plant in times of war for the
purpose of making munitions. It ap
points a board consisting of two civil
ians and threo officers named by the
president to investigate the proposition
of the government manufacturing all
munitions. The board must report fey
next New Years.
Agreed on its major details, tho house
and senate conferees today prepared to
submit a final draft of the army bill !
first of ihe great preparedness meas
ures to iMith houses. There were pros
pects of a speedy acceptance.
, The principal features of the bill as
it now stands calls for a regular army
of from 175,000 to 180,000 which may
be expanded to 254,000, with tho militia
as a reserve line, its present powers and
duties changed, a government nitrate
plant, enlarged nir and field artillery
branches, a larger genernl staff, 7.)
hours monthly training in trades for
private and a shorter active service
The measure appropriates $20,000,000
for a government nitrate plant to ex
tract nitrates from the air for muni
tions. The surplus may be sold for
fertilizer. Tho president is empowered
to pick the site for the plant.
No definite monthly hours are fixed
for the training of private soldiers in
trades. Soldiers must lint compete with
civilians for a livelihood, it is niado
plain. '
The terms ot enlistment are fixed
at seven years in either the active or
reserve brunches of the nrmy, but if
competent, soldiers may bo dismissed
at the end of one active year on the
recoiMincndntion of their captains.
The army is to consist of 65 regi
ments on infantry, 25 of cavalry, 21 of
field artillery nnd seven of engineers.
There will bo 30,000 men in the coast
artillery, two mounted battalions of
engineers, 5,733 scouts, fi.toO men in the
quartermaster corps, 7.200 in the med
ical corps, 3,3.S7 iu the signal corps,
8,750 unnssigned to regular posts.
The general staff is increased to ,r2
members and four major generals nrc
added to it. Nine brigadier generals
are added to the line officers, All in
creases will be gradually made over a
period of five years.
Henceforth all militiamen must take
oath to the United States ns well ns to
their individual states, this is the prin
cipal "federalization" step. The oath
requires them to engage in active serv
ice outside the United States if the
president, calls on them to do so.
Market Quiet, Motor
Stocks Advance
New York, May 13. The New York
U riminciiit review toilav snid:
Little was exected of tho market
in.hu in vi.iu nf the nrenaredncss pa
rades and widespread derangement of
tho ritv s business., r.niv nciuings
were cliiefly professional. The activ
ity (Jnntered on specialties. First prices
win (rniii.riillv hiirher in continuation
ot the movement characterized by yes
terday's closing, ine activity was
well " distributed among specialty
groups but as trading Advanced motor
issues, particularly Maxwell, Stude
baker and Willys-Overland forged to
the front with advances as high us ten
points in the latter. War issues lmo
Unlilwin Locomotive turn riicnnu
Steel were also strong in sympathy
witn too paru'le. ii.inwuys mm nnnin
trials were quiet but generally higher:
Southernmost City In
World Is Punta Arenas
Tf asked to name the city closest to
the South I'ole doubtless many peoplo
iu the l.'nited Stutes und alsewhere
for that mnttcr would need to con
sult a school geography or nu atlas be
fore answering. And yet, it is one of
the g'entest wool exporting ports in the
world, located on the Strait of Magel
lan, and is comparatively well known
by the nr me of I'unta Arenas. How tho
Spaniards came to found a settlement in
this remote section of the world, how
it passed out of existence, how it wns
revived in tho nineteenth century by
th Chileans, und how it has thrived,
prospered and grown rich since then, is
nil brought out in nn article by Kd
ward Allies in the current number of
tho Bulletin of the l'an-Americun Un
ion, Washington, I). C.
First Trial in Which Jury
Hung Was Marked by
Father and Mother of Girl
Testified They Did Net
Believe Her
Oroville, Cal., May 13. Eev.
Madison Slnughter today was
found guilty of having attack
ed Gertrude Lnmson, aged 15
years. This wns his second trial.
In the first trial the jury dis
agreed. "What else could they ex
pect," said Gertrude Lamson
when she henrd of the verdict.
"I knew it all tho time. I am
. glad it is over. I am glad that
$ I have been vindicated, and I
am very glad to havo the people
know thnt 1 told the truth, I'm
sorry for Mr. Slaughter, but he
is getting what he deserves." -
Orovillo, Cal., May 13. Tho jury
camo in with the verdict at 0:24 a. m.
There was a tense silence as the foreman
handed tho paper to the clerk, who
read it.
Slaughter manifested no emotion.
Mrs. Slaughter, who was by his side,
did not show any excitement, but Mrs.
Ivy Camper, one of the principal de-
juiion niuirnnrn, nun ib i ivno jaiaviiu.
friend of tho minister, went into hys
terics. Attorney Schooler for tho defense im
mediately asked that new bonds be
fixed but Judge Gregory refused and
turned Sluughter over to the custody
of tho sheriff.
Tho crowd in tho court room was
quiot when tho verdict was read, but
thoso in the corridors and clustered out
sido tho court house cheered lustily.
Their applause could be heard in the
y Tho jury wns out 21 hours. In the
first trial a much longer deliberation
preceded a disagreement.
Flint Trial Bitter.
Slaughter's 'first trial commenced
March 7 and ended April 3. From the
timo the charges were made Slaughter
has bee. the center of considerable agi
tation in his church, frequently in his
sermons denouncing the accusations
agninst him as a "frame-up" on the
part of the liquor interests and other
In returning its verdict, the jnry
recommended leniency. Sentonco will
bo imposed Tuesday morning when
Slaughter's lawyers will probably de-
i mand a new trial.
When Slaughter started to jail with
the sheriff he kissed his wife and
daughter goodbyo. Mrs. Ivy Camper
I seized his hand and pulled him buck,
kissing him also.
Slaughter refused a statement. Sev
eral women members of his church were
loud in their claims that he had been
" railroudod." One of the women sym
pathizers followed Slaughter and his
guards all tho way to the prison door.
As tho grating swung open to admit the,
convicted minister the women tried to
enter also. Deputies thrust her back.
Sho cried out that she intended to ac
company Slaughter to jail. Finally sho
was threatened with arrest und stepped
buck. The barred door was closed and
Slaughter was placed in a cell.
Parents Were Against Her.
j Tho trial of Slaughter was one of th
I (Continued on Pwt Bven.)
In tracing the dark and romantic, his
tory cf the Strait of Mngellun from tho
timo tf its discovery by the famous
Portuguese navigator, Fernando do Mu
galhutu, in 1520, tho writer tells of tu
practical abandonment of the route by
tho Spaniards until 1578, when the in
trepid Sir Francis Drake sailed through,
its treacherous channels and pursued hi
way on lip tho const of the Americu
even as far as California. It was this
feat that really caused the first at
tempt to found a colony in this bleak
and inhospitable region.
"Peru was at peace, when fur out.
sins some F.nglisli pirates prosscd
through the . trait of tho Mother of
God, fermerly called the Strait of Mtt-
(Continued on Taga Nin.)