Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, June 03, 1916, Image 1

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Berlin A-Fkttcr With Fla?s
and AH Germany Rejoices
Oyer Victory
Story of Balils and Its Results
As Told In Reports from
German Sources
Berlin, via Sayville, I.. I., June 3.
At least '31 Great British battleships
were engaged iu I lie fight with the Ger
man squadron off Skagerak.
This was announced today in a com
lnunicntioii from Vice Admiral Heb
binghaua. The report of Admiral Hebbinghaus
rend in the reichstng declared:
"On the afternoon o' May 31, part
of our fleet engaged in combat with a
very superior British fleet of at least
Si modem great battleships.
"The battle went on until 9 p. m.
wlicn.it became dark nnd during the
night a series of single cruiser nnd tor
pedo bout attacks took, place.
"The result of these connected en
S igenients is a very sntisfastorv sue-
,r;ss of our fleet against a much strong
er adversary .
"It was ascertained that the kisses
it the British, which were confirmed
bV rescued British sailors ure the War
spite, Indefatigable and Queen Marv,
two armored cruisers of the Achilles
type, one small cruiser and destroper
flagships Turbulent, Nestor and Alcas
li r anil further nine or ten destroyers
of which our battleship Westfalleu
alone sunk six during the night at
tr.cks. " j
The report continued that the Ger
man losses included the Fommern and
eisuarten nnd several torpedo boats.
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tl , ".T meBt'ntl"t
Ti.c cruiser traucnob was seen bv
torpedo boat to be heeling during'the
glit so that she must be considered
J . st. Hie crews and materials of the
'fleet proved excellent
The navy is in brilliant spirits, the
admiralty reported.'
Official Story of Fight.
Berlin, June .'!. Vice Admiral Sclieer
ias in command of the German high
seas fleet which engaged the British on
May 31, nnd Vice Admiral ITipper com
manded the reconnoitering force which
vas first drawn into the battle, semi
official statement giving further details
of the engagement stated today:
"In addition to the official admiral
ty report, it is stated by a competent
authority that iu the battle off Skag
erak, there participated, under com
n.aud of Chief of the Navy Vice Ad
miral Sclteer, the German high sea fleet
with dreadnoughts and older battle
ships, battle cruisers and also light sen
'i'lirce-s, torpedo boat and submarine flo
tillas, being in the North sea," the
semi-official statement says.
"On the enemy's side, theGermans
f need a majority of the English mod
n navy.
"The German reconnoitering forces
v. ere communded by Vice-Admiral Hip
fer. "These forces entered first into the
e-mnbat with the enemy's battle cfuis
e s anil light cruisers about 5 p. ni.,
b ter the main bodies of bith sides suc
cessfully participated in the fight.
"During the day battle, German tor-
f Continued on Pa KiO
Mrs. Cad Tnli has three daughters,
t0 married an' one mill pnintin.
Nrnip fellers are so busy discu.-sin' th'
momentous question o' th ' day that
t'jry fergit t change ther collars.
, Rammend by Ger
man Ship, Goes Down with
354 of Her Crew
:ruiser ebing also
reported destroyed
areat Snper-dreadnsughi Hin
decbisrg Is Also Reported
As Sunk
uondoin, Tune 3. The Britislil de
stroyer Shark has been sunk ami a
number of her crew lost in a big bat
tle in the North sea. Survivors landed
at -till by a Dutch ship declared forty
warships were engaged ..i the fight
and that the Shark was used as a de
coy for tbo British fleet.
Unofficial Holland dispatches report
the loss of the German cruiser Sbling.
Forty warships took part in the en
gagement. .itli reports of these au.-.-onnl
losses also came dispatches truing how
oouie of hundreds of British nnd Ger
man sailors were seen lloating in the
water near the scene of the engage
ment bv neutial ships which arrived
during Wednesday and Thursday.
All England was today anxiously
awaiting further details from the -Admiralty,
but aside from a late state
ment admitting the loss of six destroy
ers, first reported as missing, no later
statement had been issued early today
than the initial announcement of loss
es made yesterd ly.
Unofficial detnils of the light drift
ing in from various points thrilled nil
Kifgland. One Holland dispute indi
cated that the German fleet swooped
down on the smaller vessels of the
uritisli fleet at the opening of the
engagement. The British were hom--
j lustily outnumbered until the grand
uimiiiiiiiul-ii-ii uiiiii uie ifruiiu
fleet appeared, and wit:, mousands of
' . ... . . .
a imins rniritlO' mill hiirlimr lima nf utii.llu
? & Z
vessels were fo
Frauenlob Sun
armada, tlie kuis-
forced to retreat
Frauenlob Sunk 3-- Drown
The steamer Thames, arriving at the
Hook of Holland, reported picking up
eleven survivors of tno crew oi the
German cruiser Frauenlob, They were
floating on rafts. The Fraueulob, the
survivors slid, was mink by a rit isii
toniedo at 1 a. in. The torpedo struck
squarely in the engine room and the
crew immediately jumped overboard.
.nor i pa of the Frauenlob s survivors
indicate that 354 of her crew perished.
Of the 3fi,r men who leaped into the
water when .he vessal sunk, oulv 19
were able to get aboard of rafts wttich
were cut adrift. The remainder sank
from exhaustion and were drowned.
Many were badly wounded before be
ing forced to leap from i..c ship's
deck. Of the li reported to have
reached rnfts, eight are unaccounted
From Copenhagen nnd Dutch port
came dispatches today bringing frag
mentary details of the terri...... fight.
Fishermen arriving off On., r report
passing through liTtMils of bodies of
both British ami German sailors. Wito
fifteen British shis now reported de
stroyed, the total losses are expected to
amount into the thousands. No esti
mates of casualties IUm yet, )eeii made
by the admiralty however, and it prob
ably will .e d.iys before any demiitely
accurate estimates can lx made.
Th filing, German, Sunk
'From earlv reports it is obvious that
survivors have been landed at a dozen
different Jiorts. Dutch dispatches re
ported the landing at Ynvuideu of six
officers ami twelve members of tie
crew of the German cruiser Kbling.
This ship was not repotted destroyed
in cither the (iprmj.ii or British admir
alty statements.i The survivors de.-i
dared, however, t lint the Kbling was
rammed by another German ship, which
rcs'iied tlie remuiudcr of her crew,
.ritish survivors arc also said to be
enroute here aboard a trawler.
In tlie face of the heavy losses ad
mittedly suffered by British, K.ngl.md
stands gtimly determined, and confi
dence in the fleet remains unshaken.
Intclubs, government ollices aud
from men in every walk of life, eumes
the expression that while the British
suffered the greater losses, the en
counter need not be regarded as a de
feat, HJt the Germans were forced to flee
as soon as the full force of Knglaud's
rnnd fleet could be rough t into ac
tiou. irennans Had 45 Ships
Facing a superior force, the light
cruisers, )attle cruisers and destroy
ers fought gallantly, disposing of ships
of their own class, despite the low vis
ibility favoring the German". The in
ference is drawn that the greitest exe
cution was done bv the German battle
ships which were in action from the
start, but that once their equal iu Ar
mament drew near tiicy retired.
Copenhagen disatches declare th.it
the steamer Nnesnorg arriviiij. there,
reKrted that the German fleet consist-
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A tentative program arranged for the republican national convention piuvmcd for the election ns permanent
chnirmnn of Senntor Lodge of Massachusetts, Senator Borah of Idaho, Governor Whitman of New York and ex-Gov.
lladle'y of Missouri. Later the choice seemed to narrow down to Senator Borah, with Senator Lodge as chairman of
the committee on resolutions, which drafts the platform, aud Governor Whitman designated to place tho name of
Justice Hughes in nomination before the convention . Tli9 deBijfnutions of Senator Lodge and Governor Whitman
have not been changed, it is said, but Senator Bornh innyugo on this eommittep, on resolutions and become Mr. Lodge
principal lieutenant on the floor of the convention. Tho name of Governor Whitman was suggested for the vice
presidency should the nomination for the presidency go to a western man, but Governor Whitman discountenanced
such reports, as he is an open nnd strong advocate of Justice Hughes. No's 1 and 4 exterior and interior, Repub
lican national convention in ('olliseum, Chicago; .No. 2 Senator Bornh; No. U Senator Lodge; No. 5 Gov. Whitman.
ijc 3jc !f ifc ?c sc s! s(c )(C 3c fc l(i )js fc 9ft
E. II.
Oincinmti 4 11 5
tw York 7 1
Sehu'.tz,' Knetzer nnd Wingo; Ander
son and Rariden.
VittsburgBrooklyn, postponed,
Chicago 2
Boston 3
and Archer; AUeu
St. Louis 0
I'hiladelphia 2
Meadows and Snyder; Alexander and
New York S
Chicago 0
Mogridge and Nunainiiker; Scott and
R. II.
Boston :? S 7
Cleveland 11 14
I.eouard, l'ennock and Thomas, Ag
new; Covaleskie and. O 'Neill.
R. IT. F.
Washington 2
Detroit 3
Harper aud Henry; Dubuc nod Stan
New York, June .1. Colond
Uooevelt and Hughes were
"even money" nnd take your
publican nominal) in the Wall
choice prospeiits for the re
street betting tcsJay. Some
Fairbanks money was iu sight
but his backers wanted from 12
to 15 to 1.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Ilarne., are stop-
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jpimr in the city on their way home,
I") ' uruium, rfiiiriiiiig i rum ;iu auiu
trip to Klannth Falls.
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Newspaper Man Tells Story
of Greatest Naval Battle
By Ed L. Eeene.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
London, Juno 3. Developments to
day clearly showed that the entire Bri
tish nnd German high seas fleets were
engaged on Wednesday in the greatest
naval battle in tho history of the
world. '
Sir John Jcllicoe, in supremo com
mand of the British naval forces, di
rected the English fight with Vice Ad
miral Scheer, Germany's supreme power
on the seas, heading the kaiser's ar
mada. Against more thain IS British ships
which were sent to the bottom, German
losses were hardly half as large, but j
. ftritons found satisfaction today when
it was learned that Jcllicoe aud his
dreaduaughts had faced the enemy, that
j not a ship of the first powerful line
was lost and that the German dread
1 naughts were forced to return to their
it ; nw estimated that more than
1 5,0u0 British officers and nien went
jdowti with their ships. Rear-Admirals
i Hood and Arbuthnot were lost.
Rear-Admiral Beatty, hero of the
fight which resulted in the sinkiug of
the Bluecher, was the first British
commander in action, and was till but I
trapped by the Germans. His cruiser
gmimtrrirt ft ml i.n I'lired tn IMlt fff whlltl
"i appeared to be only a German cruiser i
1 fl.ut Cntm 14 bnve. Ftnt Itirbifii' be-
hind the cruisers and low hanging mists'
was the German battle fleet of dread-1
naughts and super-drendnaughts.
Beatty could only retreat, out not he-j
fore the heavy German guns were uble '
to do deadly execution. j
His cruisers nnd destroyer were shut-1
tered by the heavy fire and with Beat-;
ty signalling for help, Sir Johu Jellicoe, j
Lnglund s guardian of the sea. Iietnleu
!ui flwt 01 super-dreadnaughts to
I- Then came the battle of ages. With
g j drendnnught against (lreailnaught, bat-j-'tleship
nnd cruiser against cruiser, the
' .. .1.. e
, gum ol icic niiuiy nt-a mri-.- i-itu-ij
forth their fire. Not a British dread-
naught was lost. The German state-
D"'"t. ,h': Mn Dof the Wnrspite is
officially denied. But tho German
(lrmlJim,,)U 9UCeUmbed to the British
, f,rH n,j ( ie retreat v. as ordered.
1'iuiu mid afternoon until darkness
A', 1
began to fall the main battle raged. At
9:20 in the evening the finish of the
encounter of big shiirs came. All during
the fight torpedo boats and submarines
had been used 'for small sallies, but
with the fall of darkness ciune tho real
struggle for the smaller craft.
Like infantrymen in land fighting,
these small boats made desperate
charges against the lines of their en
emy. Light British destroyers were
lost. The Germans lost six.
It was declared at the admiralty to
day tkat in the German torpedo boat
charges, not one torpedo scored a hit.
After Jellicoe arrived and the torpedo
attacks were completed, the Germans
Jellicoe remained on the scene of bat
tle during the icmaindcr of the night.
On Thursday morning when there re
mained nothing to fire at, he returned
to the British coast.
Most of the fighting was at a range
of from five to six miles. .
It was established this afternoon that
despite his encounter with the full
strength of the German fleet and his
narrow escape, Admiral Beatty has re
turned safely to port.
At the admiralty it is considered the
British fleet fully showed its superior
ity to the Germans. Fmphasis is laid
on the fact that Jellicoe waited on the
scene, for ma,ny hours for further pos
sible action, but that the Germans did
uot ngain offer battle when the Eng
lish offered their full strength.
The sum totul of the English cluims
at the admiralty is that a portion of the
British fleet met a portion of the Ger
man fleet and forced it to retire, also
that the Germans were in their own wa
ters while the British were nearly GOO
miles from home.
If the engagement had been fought
in British waters, not. a single German
would hnve reached home, was one un
official statement of the admiralty.
A story iu circulation that Prince Al
bert, King George's sailor son was in
the engagement was denied today.
With the first announcement of casu
alty lists at Portsmouth agonizing
scenes were to be witnessed there and
at other port towns On some streets
iu Portsmouth hardly a household was
without its victim.
Wounded were, begintiiug to bo
ill K1S GET
Representing the
, Standard Oil, Comes Out
Strong for Him
Miller, Corporation Attorney,
, Joins InThis Upsets Plans
of Standpatters
By Perry Arnold.
(United Press stuff correspondent.)
Chicago, June 3. Sudden realization
of tho fact today that Theodore Roose
velt has now garnered tho support of a
goodly portion of Big Business that
portion from whicli a sizeable sharo of
the sinews of war ure usually collected,
injeetod a new problem in thu pre
convention logrolling along Caudi
dates' Row today.'
The old guard contingent has hereto
fore felt seeuro in its stand that the
candidate they proffered would bo able
to command a goodly bank roll. But the
appearance iu the open of Herbert L.
Mnttcrlee, brother-in-law of J. P. Mor
gnn, as nn active Roosevelt worker;
word from New York that Frank A.
Vanderlip, credited with considerable
influence in the oil group of Wall street
had announced 'for T, R. and knowledge
that J. Ogdeu Armour, of packing house
fame, was a Roosevelt adherent, had the
effoct of weakening tho most potent
argument of the stand patters their
ability to back a candidate with money.
Big Business Against Hughes.
If the gossip along the row is nn in
dex. Bin Business is dead set against
Hughes. Before the old guard came to Perkins declared that only Informal
a full realization that ' Roosevelt . was . conferences had been held with the re
graduolly accumulating business sup- publican leaders so far. lie Intimated
port,, leaders started a back fire move- hia belief in tho rumor that some of
ment against tho justice, holding that the moro radical progressive would in
entirn lack of knowledge as to his posi- sil,t 'i nominating Roosevelt at thw
tion on the tariff, industrial welfare, ! vory s,ttrt of tho convention. This,
preparedness und other big problems of however, probably will be bnlked and
tho day tnado it problematical whether
he could command Big Business support.
ine pmn to Kill otf Hughes with Roose
velt and then to kill off Roosevelt with
a combination of nllies the favorite
sons was in tho making last night. To
day, however, the pussy-footers weren't
go sure that it would hold water.
Meanwhile a small wedge of dissen
sion showed today in the progressive
ranks. The radical progressives, of the
typo of Governor Johnson of California,
want tho progressives to meet on Wed
nesday and name their candidate
which of course would be T. R. within
an hour or so. Then they would sit
back and wait. The conciliatory group
of progressives in Ohio are willing to
wait until tho republicans nominate
even if this takes until Friday or Sat
urday before having the conclave in
the auditorium to choose a standard
benrer. They hold tho third ticket bog
ey would be moat effectually held be
fore tlie republicans if the progressives
sat tight.
Nothing Doing Before Friday.
In nil the pre-convention pussy-footing,
the one definite plan evolved so
far by the old guard ns the Inst line of
defense against stampede for Roosevelt,
is a sudden adjournment after one or
two ballots. It looks now as though the
nominating oratory will be spilled on
Friday. The first roll call on a presi
dential nominee will come afterward. If
T. B. nnd Hughes show big at first and
if either grew perceptibly in two or
threo ballots, Murrny Crane is expect
ed to suggest an ad journment. Then in
the watches of the night, the final ef
fort will be made to agree on the vote
the next day.
Knowledge today that the progres
aixCB had served a virtual ultimatum
that they would not accept Hughes,
since Roosevelt had mnde the isftues nnd
et the icc, served to accelerate per
ceptibly the Weeks boom. His support
ers, who orieinnly cluimed 125 votes on
the first ballot, were asserting 175 to
day and morn on the way.
Boomers for the other favorite sons
were struck with the same optimism.
Five professional glad handers on duty
at the Root headquarters positively ra
diated enthusiasm today.
Old Guard Is at Sea.
An old guard lieutenant, close to the
front o'f information, wns authority to
day for the "dupe" that the big ones
In the convention probably would not
get even to n tentative agreement before
Tuesday. The optimism of a month ago
(Continued on Paga Eight.)
brought in today. Some were carr
I'.n on stretchers, others were able to
hobble to hospitals with the assistance
of less seriously injured companions.
Many wore suffering from terrible
lacerations, torn by shells. Others weer
suffering acutely from long exposure in
the water.
At every port n well ns in London
admiralty offices were besieged by men,
women and children, begging for some
word from relatives ninong tho crews
of the ships engnged,
LWilHng to Accept Anyone, But
t That One Will Have ta
Be Roosevelt
"The Repahlcans Want To
, Win" Said Rowel, They
Must Come To Us" .
By H. L. Rcnniclt.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Chicago, June 3. The progressiva
party is ready nt any time to accept a
republican candidate who "can fill the
place of Theodore Roosevelt." .
Cp to this time, however, the repub
licans have shown no iinnninity on any
candidate, nor havo they provided a
man who can fill Roosevelt's place. -
This stand was outlined today br
George W Perkins, bull moose chieftain.
Ho emphasized the progressives' will
ingness to accept a republican candi
date, but emphasized even nioro tba
belief that Roosevelt, is the only man.
"Wo stand on our Jnnuary state
ment," Perkins said, "that does not
necessarily i.ieau Roosevelt. But tho
word 'necessarily' of necessity implies
thntoHome other man must be produced
who can Till Roosevelt's place. But
there has been no ununmity of opinion
on any republican candidate other than
Will H. Childs, of Brooklyn, progres
sive lender, interrupted Perkins to stata
that during the past three months the
sentiment for Roosevelt had grown to
', practical unanimity on the. colonel.
, efforts made to prevent any one from
"going off half cocked."
"We have taken no definite steps
because only about 10 per cent of ths
delegates arc now here," Perkins snid.
" Something definite toward a confer
once with tho republicans may bo ac
complished early next week."
Chester A. Rowell, progressive nation
al committeeman from California, took
practically the same stand as Perkins.
He said ho was not speaking for Gov
ernor Johnson, but that hn personally
believed the republicans had, so far,
brought out no acceptable substitute
for Roosevelt.
"The republicans wnnt to win," said
Rowell. "They must como to us."
Pittsburgh Honor Memory of
Composer of "Old Black Joe"
Pittsburg, June 3. Not tho least in
teresting part of tomorrow's celebra
tion in this city will be the formal op
ening of the Stephen C. Foster home,
dedicated about a year ago to the city
in perpetuation of the composer's mime
and works.
All ilny and rar into the evening
a band will phi v his songs on the lawn.
"Old Black Joe," "Swanoe River,"
"Nellie Gray," "My Old Kentucky
Home" and other favorites he wrote
will be played.
The piano that Poster frequently
used and a score of other interesting
relics of him have been loaned indefi
nitely to the city by his descendants
nad will be attractively placed in the
It was rumored on the streets today
that C V. Hull, of tho Valley Miisic
house on North Commercial street, who
mysteriously utiaappen red, was likely tu
return to Salem. It is also rumored
that there ure several in tho city who
have sonic old scores to settla with
Mr. Hull and Hut they worn- oe nioro
than glad to have him show up. Mr.
Hull disappeared last .January, lie-
sides the Kiler Music houso, several
Salem .people are interestd in Mr.
Hull's return.
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Sunday east por
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