Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, July 21, 1916, Image 1

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Wants Commission of Two
Countries to Prepare An
Would Settle Present Trouble
and Provide for Prevent
ing Others i
Mexico City, July 21. Anticipating
acceptance by the United States of its
suggestion for discussion of the border
question by a commission, it was in
formnllv indicated here today that the
three commissioners who will repre
sent Mexico will be Roberto Pesqueria
formerly the first chief's representa
tive iu Washington; Luis Cabrera,
minister of fiunuce, and Alberto Pani,
director of railways.
Publication of the note which was
sent to the United States on July 11
in newspapers here aroused favorable
pomment. Three lines of discussion
were suggested a co-operative plan of
"""""fi wvwii uumius uy pursuit ot
troops of both nations on either side
of the border, plans for withdrawal
of American forces from Mexico, and
investigation of the instigators of the
raids on American territory. 'It was
expected if the United States gave ac
ceptance of the note, the commission
ers would meet at Niagara Fnlls.
' - In full the note is as follows:
"The secretary of state: Mr. Sn.
tary: I have the honor to refer to the
mote of your excellence dated the sey
- enth -and transmitted thtough our con
lidential ngetiry Kliseo Arrcdondo, and
wish to state that I have received in
structions from the first chief in
charge of the executive power of the
union suggesting that you conduct to
his excellency, President Wilson, the
idea that three .commissioners be nam
ed to represent each of our govern
ments to meet at som: place mutually
designated and confer at-once regard
ing the definite withdrawal of Ameri
can forces iu Mexico anil to draft a
protocol agreement regarding recipro
cal crossing of forces; also to investi
gate the origin of rants which have
taken place to date to ascertain the
responsibility and to arrange definite
ly the pending difficulties, or those
that may arise iu the future subject to
tue approval of bqotli governments.
"The purpose of the Mexican gov
ernment is that these conferences be
carried out in a frank and cordial
spirit, with the ardent desire that a
satisfactory BOiution lionorable to both
countries may be reached. If the
United States accepts this suggestion,
ii-i'uuiiiiruutition is maue mat commis
sioners be appointed.
"The Mexican govcrnent considers
tins method the most sntisfnctjrv
way in which to reach a solution and
Jiopes the United States government
will state whether the idea is accept
able so that it may Immediately be
put into force and this government
may forward the names of its repre
sentatives. "Assuring your excellency, etc.
(Signed) "J. . Aguilar."
Likely to Accept Proposal.
Washington, July 21. The probabil
ity of a reply tomorrow or the next
day to Carranza 's note suggesting a
commission to take up the Mexican
problem was intimated after a confer
ence of over an hour between Mexican
Ambassador Arredondo, Acting Secrc-
(Continued oa Page Six.)
I'd rather pay five dollars a pound
fer meat than take a chance on some
o' th' substitutes. If we didn't have
friends we'd never git t' hoar all th'
mean things said about us when we buy
4 tourin,' car.
Was Loaded With Barley and
Groceries and Bound for
Copenhagen, July 21. The American
schooner Prince Valdimar which sailed
from Philadelphia laden with a cargo
of oil for Sweden, was captured by Her
man patrol and taken into Swinemuude,
according to reports here today,
San Francisco, July 21. The schoon
er Prince Yaldcmar is owned by George
W. McNeer and company of San Fran
cisco, one of the American firms recent
ly blackmailed by the British govern
ment. George W. McNear, head of the firm,
was indignaut today when advised of
the seizure.
"It was a most high handed piece of
business," he said, "and absolutely un
justified. Our ship was consigned to a
Swedish destination and the Germans
had n right to take her into a German
port. We shall protest at once to the
state department nt Washington.
The Prince Valdemar sailed from San
Francisco February 24 for Tolleborg,
Swedeo, with a cargo of barley and
groceries. Sho touched at Philadel
phia en route. Captain Bert Williams
is her commander.
McNear denies that the Prince Valde
mar tarried any oil.
This is the third McNoar ship that
the Germans have seized, the other tveo
being the Dunsyre and the Andrew
Plwitv nf Small fTianofp fnr
IlCUlJf VI OUlaU UldllgC 1UI
Qtlam TliAiirrli InJiinfliiolo
i - ftlSV hft NhV ' .snips. This vessel, equipped with full
"laj uc WIIJ " "r -wireless, was a target until. dawn, for
, , ' the ceaseless light aboard the Timmins.
While many people are accustomed to, .. Hailed by pss holt the luV!lterlouli
a Mortage of silver coins in their pod- answered in broken' English
ets, according to information rece.ved that she wag ,he , something that
from fcan Franc.sco, there may be a gen- fea ,n , ,Aba)onp, , KProm
uine shortage everywhere in small coins, ,. 1 i. i. -i """"""
as the San Francisco mints have an- Lnee 1,d d ,WV h?
nounced there will be no more silver
coined until the new designs are issued,
about September 15.
Kven several of the Portland banks
are already announcing a shortage in
small coin, just ut the time of year when
money in small denominntions is mostly
needed for the paying of fruit pickers,
bop yards and prune men
What we intend to say in this story
was that the l.add & Bush bank re-
ceived today 33 socks of small coins,
each sack weighing 54 pounds, and each
til pound sack containing $1,000 wortli
of silver money. The Wells Fnrgo Ex- water will prevent their sound detec
press company delivered to the bank, tors from picking him up. Once out
shipped from San Francisco, 1,782
pounds of real money, all silver, valueB
at f.i.f.UUU. 'llio bank had already re-
ceived a few days ago $8,000 worth of hours, and this was taken bv the Ger
small coin, anticipating the shortage in mnns ns a hopeful sign for i't will help
sninu coin,
urn gn-uii-r mil ul mi- uimurn uuu
halves received today by the bank is
dated 187(1, but is as fresh and clean as
if coined but a few uays ago, indicating
that it had been laying undisturbed iu
the mint since the year of coinage
Hence, although there may be dis-
tressing shrinkage in the amount of out to sea in a northeasterly direction
coin in our pockets this faVU there is last night.
the satisfaction of knowing that thero The weather here today and nt Cape
is a couple tons, more or less, of it lay- Henry is partly cloudy with a south
ing in the vaults of the Ladd & Bush west wind. Cnpe ilntterns reported
bank. rain.
Uncle Sam Repairing His
Long Unused Storm Coat
Which Resembles Joseph's
By William G. Shepherd I
(United Press staff correspondent)
San Antonio, Texas, July 21.
Unc le Sam hus dug his ancient storm
coat the militia out of the attic oi
On the ironinir board of Texas sands
he is spreading it nut for examination.
and under the hot iron of discipline he
is trying to make it war proof.
It ia musty, wrinkled, creased with(
seams, ripped here and there, but the
material is superfine. True enough,
the material docs not like the opera
tion. It would rather be out in a
storm doing its forw. It asks every
reporter, or other supposedly wise man
it sees, "Aren't we going to have war
with Mexico?"
Hut storm coats must be overhauled
whether the coat likes it or not. It's
all according to the man who has to
depend on it in roun weather. The
texture of the garment is as varied as
Joseph's coat. That varigatcd army
which I saw iu Saloniki a few months
ago, consisting of French, English,
Serbians, Hindoos, Australians, Coth-in-Chinaus
and Montenegrins, looked
like a mass of blood brothers compar
ed with the middle western militia.
Having the enemy before them gave
the ftaloniran troops one common
taougut. jiui here, wita no enemy 104
Weather Conditions Indicate
Storm and She Is Waiting
for This
Mysterious Vessel Drops
Anchor in Bay Near Her
During the Night
By Carl D. Groat,
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Baltimore, Md., July 21. Germany's
undersea freighter, the Deutschland,
still rode at anchor here today, there
by crowding first place in the mystery
sweepstakes. All "inside informa
tion" as to her departure time had
gone askew and prognostigntorg either
regarded their task as futile or get to
work at a new schedule of leaving
Captain Koenig nml the others in tae;
; venture merely smiled knowing smiles
j today nnd passed the now threadbare
pleasantry of "We'll go sometime be
tween now and Christmas."
I It wag another night of watchful
waiting. Press boats scoured, the bay,
hile the tug Timmins, watchdog of
he Deutschland, played her blinding
searchlight in every direction.
And, she troubled other than news-
folk' for a stia,,Be traip t,am-
eri showing no name, planted herself
in the bay beyond the Deutschland
J""j" '""T -u, '"V"
tered only unintelligible grunts,
When will the Deutschland leave?
You can write your own ticket.
A German naval officer told the
United Press that probably the Deutch-
land will head out tomorrow or Sun
day though perhaps today or tonight.
"You mav rest assured," ho said.
"that Captain Koenig will not venture
out of the capes if the water is calm
and peaceful. If tho big storm there
has driven out tho allied ships, he will
be able to avom tnem and tne rutttea
of the capes, he is safe."
Whether conditions enrly today Rave
promise of a storm m the next 24
them in part to conceal their move
Missed Opportunity
Norfolk, Vn., July 21. The storm
under cover of which the German sub
marine freighter Deutsh!nnd mi'iht
haye dashed through the canes, passed
sight, the militia is extremely Joseph's
pattern. Tliore's a Polish company of
Milwaukee, First Wisconsin, for in
stance. It was organized fifty years
ago by Theodoro Kosingki. It is
known as Kosiuxko'g company. Forty
per cent of its 120 members were born
in Poland. I sat in the tent of Chap
lain Henry Piasecki nnd tried to im
agine I was back nt the British,
French or Austrian front and talking
with an officer of one of those ar
mies, as he said it was an ancient cus
tom of his company not to permit any
but Poles to join and that they kept
up the custom out of deference to
hundreds of previous members now
'So many Poles try to join now we
are full and turn them over to other
companies nf the regiment," said the
chaplain. "They are crattered through
the Wisconsin troops. We found a
Polish church in San Antonio, and the
church folks are getting together auto
mobiles, buggies, wagons and all kinds
of rigs to take us up to cnureh next
But I eouldn 't imagine I was any
where but in the American army.
Such a thing couldn't happen in any
other army in the world, or in any
(Continued on Page Five.)
Chicngo, July 21. Transpar
ent bathing suits are the latest ,
pnsD. They are the invention
of a Chicago modiste and made
of oiled silki They are nearly
as transparent as a window
The silk may be red, blue,
orangey purple, in fact most
any color. That doesn't affect
the transparency of the mater
. inl.
Oh, yes, "Milady is supposed
to wear something underneath
when she bathes at a public
While Three Were Riding In
Auto H. J. Spannell
Kills Both
Alpine, Texas, July 21. Mystery sur
rounds the shooting of Mrs, H. J. Span
nell, wife of a local hotel proprietor,
and Lieutenant Colonel P. N. Butler,
of the Sixth U. S. cavalry in an auto
mobile near here, late yesterday. The
only witness to the alleged double mur
der wag H. J. Spannell,. husband of the
dead woman, and after giving himself
up he refused to make any statement
Residents in the outskirts of the town
heard a number of shots and rushed inV
the gtreet to aee Spannell aitting in the
tront seat of an automobile, holding a
smoking revolver. In - the rear seat
were the bodies of big wife and Bntlcr.i
Both had been instantly killed. j
hpannel, accompanied by his wite and
little daughter,, ii said to have called
for Butler in an autoraobiU at the hit-
ter'g hotel. Spannell is alleged to have
invited the coiouol for a ride. Shortly
after Butleft entered the car, Spanuel,
who was driving, drew an automatic
pistol and began,.' snooting. He killed
Butler first, and then turned the weap
on on his wifet -'jev-iral ei(jts took .ef
fect in both bodies. .. '
' Butler, who has lately been promoted
from major, had been in Alpine since
May 20. He was born in Edgefield, 8.
C, was 52 years old, and is survived
by a widow, one child, and a brother,
the latter a physician ot Columbus.' .
Mrs. Spannell . was a daughter i Ot
John Holland, a prominent cattle mau
in this vicinity.
Spannell formerly was an instructor
in music at Baylor university, Waco,
Infantile Paralysis
Will Be Discussed
Anterior rolioinyclistis will be dis
cussed by Dr. C. K. ( ashatt, health of
ficer for Marion county, at the meeting
of the Polk-Yamhill-Mnrion County
Medical society nt the rjeeting to be
held at Dallas on the evening of Tues
day, July 25.
Dr. F. H. Thompson, of Salem, is en
tho program for an address on, "Ob
servations nnd Impressions Gleaned
From My Recent Trip to the Knstcrii
Medical Centers."
The special business of the monthly
meeting will be tho selection of dele
gates to the coming meeting of the state
medical association.
Poliomyelitis is a medical term, form
ed from two Greek words and refers to
inflttmmntion of the grny matter of the
spinal cord.
St. Louis-New i'ork postponed
i(. it. r.
Cleveland 7 11
Philadelphia 2 7
( oumbe and Dulv; Naborg and Aley
er, Carroll.
Detroit-lioston, postponed, rain.
R. H. E.
New York 2 8 00
Chicago 1 o 1
Tesreau and nariden: Packard, lav
ender and Fisher.
Hrooklyn-l'ittsburg, called cud 3rd,
The men who are doing and making
the big things in the work a day world
are the heroes of the practical boy.
Alexander Russell Bond, who has writ
ten much for tho scientific American
boy, has two books that relate the ad
ventures of engineers in accomplishing
the great achievements of today. Writ
ten in story form, they yet picture the
actual experiences, an I show the skill
and detail of the work. These two
books: "With the men who do tilings''
and "Pick, shovel and pluck" are
awaiting the boys who like to read of
feats such as are described in the illus
trated world and Popular mechanics.
They are circulated from the children's
room at the public library.
American exports of canned salmon
are valued at (7,000,000 ycraly.
Sumner Haynes Changed As
pect of Meeting in Nom
inating Speech
Hanly Elected by 440, But
450 Objected to Making
It Unanimous
By H. L. Berwick.
. (United Press staff correspondent.)
Auditorium, St. Paul, Minn., July 21.
J. Frank Hanly, of Indiana, was
nominated prohibition candidate fur
president, on the first ballot at 2:01
p. m.
The unofficial vote was:
Hanly, 41(i; Hulzer, 184; Hendrickson,
51; Mason, 10; Henry Ford, 1; Fergu
son, 3; Hayues, 2; W. O. Cnlderwood,
The official vote after several delega
tions bad changed their vote waa an-
nounced as follows:
Hanly, 440; Sulzer, 181; Hendrickson,
51; Mason, 10; W. B. Ferguson, 4;
Haynes, 2; Henry Ford, 1.
The fisht wag so bitter flat nen
the usual motion wag made to make the
nomination unanimous. Eumne Chafin.
former presidential candidate, leaped
to his feet and obiected.
I won't go on record for Hani v."
he shouted. .. . -.
Chairman Patton established a prece
dent by permittiug a startling demon
stration of those opposed to making 1
tlia Hnminaltnii iiMn A i m n,, a Ifn.. tL..P
450 atood up.'
Dr; Ira Landrefh, ot Jlaahvillo, Tenii'.,
was unanimously dominated 'for . the
vice-presidency after nil other candi
dates "withdrew. .
Dr. Land ret h wob Hanly 'g choice for
running mate.
The convention adjourned sine die at
3:20 o'clock.
Haynes Stirs 'Em TJp.
Auditorium, St. Paul, Minn., July 21.
J. Frank Hanly of Indiana, wag the
first candidate for president on the
prohibition ticket placed iu nomination
at the party's convention. Sumner Tf.
Haynes of Indiana, who withdrew from
the presidential race, mado the nominat
ing speech when Alabama yielded to In
diana. The convention hoped to nominate
and adjourn late in the afternoon.
Prior to nominations, tho convention
adopted the platform committee's re
port, with the addition of initiative,
referendum nnd recall plank.
A demonstration for Hanly followed
Haynes' speech. It transformed the
gathering from a camp meeting into a
regular convention for nbout 15 min
utes. The crowd shouted, marched and
sung "We want Hanly."
The convention prayer today was
given by Kev. I). E. Lacy, o'f Jackson,
In the assignment of national com
mitteemen Col. James C. Ingersoll, pro
gressive committeeman from Idaho,
was also chosen by the prohibitionists.
Many of the delegates were nbsenv
today, having arranged to leave St.
(Continued on Page SeTen.)
Penrose Balked in Effort
to Make Campaign Thunder
For Bethlehem Steel Gang
Washington, July 21. After the
most bitter debute of the session, the
senate today reversed Itself and re
fused temporarily to permit the Beth
lehem Steel company to have Its anti-
governineut armor plate propaganda
printed as a "public ilucuent.
nenator Penrose hud obtained unan
imous consent for the printing.
Senator Reed nf Missouri, arriving
later, attacked the senate's action bit
terly and engaged in a heated personal
controversy with Penrose and his col
league, Oliver,
Senalor Reed assailed Senator Pen
rose for having made the volume a
public document so it can be franked
through the mails,
"An outside comanv cannot frank
matter, unless some senator has been
lending his frank," objected Senator
Smith of Georgia.
"That very practice is going 011 now
and on a large scale," declared Over
man warml". "lt'a illegal, but the
mails are being piled with seed stuff
for private firms, sent free."
"Yes. and 1 can guess the two sen
store who will help the Hethlehem
company," said Reed looking toward
Senators Penrose and Oliver of Penn
1 Iu the heat of the debate over the
Cruiser San Diego Brings
News From La Paz Villa
Bandits Busy
San Diego, Cal., July 21. The cruiser
San Diego, flagship of the United
States Pacific fleet, ia iu port today,
after a quick run up the coast from La
Paz. The big fighter will probably
remain here about 10 days, after which
time it is expected that she will re
turn to the Mexican patrol.
The lower coast ia reported quiet, bnt
famine is felt in the. entire district.
Twelve refugees arrived on the San
Diego. -
In Sinaloa the Carranzistas are har
rassed by Villistas and other bandits,
according to J. Y. Sheddeu, of Bisbee,
Ariz., a mining prospector.
On arrval iu port the blue jacket,
who had been confined on ship board
for a month, were at once given liberty,
and within half an hour of the dropping
of tile anchor the first party had reach
ed shore.
Admiral Cameron MeSae Winalow
will hau ldown his flag next Friday,
when he will be succeeded iu command
of the fleet by Bear Admiral William B.
Canertou, who at that time will become
full admiral.
Admiral Winslow ia to be retired, as
he has reached the age limit, 62 years.
Admiral t;apcrton comes directly from
the command of the fleet in the West
Indie, where he has been in active serv
ice in connection with the Haitien
Committee Arranging Pro
gram for Opening Day
4 Next Week
With rakes, hoes and spades and will
ing disposition a large number. of the'
Cherrians and members of tho Commer
cial club arc working this afternoon on
the grounds of the public beach, just
across the river between tho . two
And while the patriotic boys are
handling the gnrden tools and cleaning
up the underbrush along the beach, tii
women are doing their share, preparitg
coffee und Bandwiches, which are hand
ed out only to the workers.
The committee on opening day will
soon announce just when it will be and
also arrange for a general program and
entertainment for the evening. Four
swimming contests for prizes offered by
tho Meyers store will add interest for
the opening evening, besides the general
interest tuken in the latest style of
bathing suits. The canoe club is mak
ing arrangements to appear in the pn
raile with about 20 canoes.
Asheville, N. ('., July 21. W. It.
Sultlee of Asheville, arrived here yes
terday exhausted nml his clothing In
rags, to tell nf the drowning of ten
persons nt Altn I'nss, McDowell coun
ty, in the recent floods. Suttlee had
been walking with only short periods
of rest since Tuesilny.
Cznr of Russia's income is estimated
at $ti0 every (30 seconds.
individual i-nse, Senator Overman's
general charge wus ignored.
Bitter fight raged over the Bethfe
hem Steel matter. Senator Penrose
had obtained unanimous consent for
its printing before Senator Reed arriv
ed. The latter attempted to reverse
the action.
Reed ointel out thc.t once the docu
ments became public, it could be print
ed in any amount at cost in the gov
ernment plant nnd sent free through
the mails; and further, that "such
garbled and partial excerpts of the
documents as the company chooses,"
can be franked as easily as the whole
Reed charged that Senator Oliver
in his attempt to defeat the armor
plate amendment had been legislating
"into his own pocket."
''A senator who will make that state
ment is unworthy a place on this
Jfloor," shouted; "(Oliver. Both Were
called to order.
"The lack of patriotism of this
company is proved within the covers
of its own votiine, sum need, "ii
offers to sell armor plate for t7iS a
ton less than it ever has bor 2V years,
despite a statement In our pamphlet
that both labor and material are high
er today than ever before."
Artillery Fire Blows Away
Earth Until Marsh Is
General Kuropatkras Assault
Near Riga Makes Ger
mans Anxious
London, July 21. The German erowa
prince invented the nut cracker style
o'f attaek, when German arms sought
to squeeze out resistance against a giv
en section, but it has remained for the
French-British to put the style to an
other use. Briefly, the - scheme ia
advance a wedge the fulcrum of the
nut cracker, and the push outward the
two arms of this wedge. The Germans
squeezed an opened nut cracker togeth
er, while the allies are opening closed
nut cracker. Such a scheme is in op
eration today in the Peronne sector, th
British swinging forward their arm of
the nut cracker with terrific attacks te
Longueval and Delvlllo wood, and tb
Jrrenca pressing xorwara soum 01 ir
ronne. .
Floods are nclplng the Germans with
stand the allied onslaught, not only ia
the western, but the eastern battle
fsont. So devastating has been the
French artillery fire that on the left,
bank of tho Sommc across from Peronaa
a new marsh has been created by th
blasting away of the earth by shells.
Water from the Somme has seeped into
the vast shell' craters,-making wit
able inferno o'f mud, fire, smoke,' tel
and fumes of exploding shells. ' -,
In'Gulicia, Petrograd reported today,
overflowing of the River Dnelster has
hampered the Russian advance.
' On tho northern Russian line General
Kuropatkin was hurling, hia men for
ward today in a continuation of the as
sault on the Riga sector. Despatches
from Berlin refloctod tho anxiety thera
of tho Teutonic forces to withstand this)
tremendous pursuit without a consider
able retirement.
Yesterday's golns by the French
around Peronne give the Franco-British
forces a perfected link of communica
tion in the railroad from Clor, nearly
to Combles, following in a general way
the Hue of the front. Combles had been
used by tho Germans as a depot distrib
uting center, but today, with the town
in the direct zone of the French artil
lery fire and likely to fall at any mo
ment, the German forces have been com
pelled to chango their supply base to
point farther bnc.k.
It was not expected that the French
would be permitted to holt their new
gains along a distance approximating
10 miles without a terrific counter at
tack". British Push Ahead.
London, July 1. General naig'a
forces continued their victorious push
against the German lines today, driving
out of the Fourcaux wood, north of Ba
zentin nnd Longueval, a German de
tachment which had gained an entry
thero nfter a counter attack.
The British commander in chief'a
report today indicates that after yes
terday's advance by the British forces,
the Germans made their customary
night attack. They gained a foothold
on the northern part of the Foureaux
wood, but were-repulsed in attempts
similarly to regain some stretches fn
the southern part nf the forest. At
tacked by the British today the Ger
man defendors in the northern section
were forced to tibandon their position.
The Fourcaux wood is just south of
the main highway between Albert and
Bapaume, the latter, town being the
immediate objective of the British at
tacking forces. Tho fact that it was tho
site of determined attacks and counter
attacks, was taken here to indicate that
the British forces are endeavoring to)
straighten out the crook in the battla
line between Bcaucourt and Longueval,
including the towns of lliiepval, Mar
tinpuieh and Pozieres. .
The British positions at Longoeval
(Continued on Page Flve.
Birr- I
Oregon: To
night and Satur
day, fair, "gener
ally westerly