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.THIRTY-NINTH YEAR NO. 247
SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1916
DDTPP rrwn ntwrra ON TBAXN8 AND NEWS
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FIVE ARE DROWNED
WHEN TUG STRUCK
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Tug Accompanying Her, l ed
to Cross Her Bows a
Is Rammed Si?
WENT DOWN WITH CREW
TRAPPED IN HER HOLD
Submarine Returns to Her
Pier, But Is Not Thought
New l.undon, Conn., Nov. 17. All at
tempted (lush to sea by the German uier-
. t-haiit submarine Deutschland ended
; t-avly today in a collision between the
Miper submersible and an einmting tug
in which Captain titierney nnd-four
aiiembers of the tug's crew were
The Dcuthihlaml, bound for Bremen,
!. back to port iiniiiedintely after the
. collision ami by 5 o'clock this morning
was again warped into her pier. She
vns once more, shielded by tho liner Wil
icl.ad, her "mother ship" and the bia
Mi-el nets swung in place to further
jiarn ner. M orlc was immediately be
Ij.'ii by a small army of workers to learn
tue extent of the submersible 's dam-a-c
as a result of her second collision
(I'M-ing the present tiip. Klie. smnshed
a pier when she made her start
i'rnin Bremen and was held up 10 days
The tug Classic's men helped in the
rescue of other members of the Kcott's
i-iew and steamed back with . the
Since the Deutschland came baek here
under her own steam, it is not believed
t'n sustained any serious damage.
.Hurried examination led Eastern For
warding company officials to believe
. lie would be ready for ea again in a
Jew days at most.
Later this morning n report was cir
culated that a mysterious inotorboat
. tried to ram tho Doutsehlnnd and that
in attempting to protect the submarine,
. the tug swung directly in the path of
the undersea freighter.
' Inquiry at tho pier of the Eastern
, Forwarding company, where the
. JDeutxchluud ngniu rests, brought no
confirmation of this rumor.
The Deutschlnnd was running on the
. mirface at tho time of the accident.
"While there whs no heavy sen, the cur
lent, according lo the Cnssie'e crew,
was unusually strong. Because of this
mid the inky darkness, the Deutseh
J.i.'hI'k lookout did not see the Scott, Jr.,
(piickly enough to sound nu alarm.
Tug Cut in Two.
All lights that had not been extiu-
. flushed had been shaded in order to
make escape for the Deuisehlniid easier.
This added to tho difficulty in keeping
-nit- iiiBninrv ueiween ine boats.
The race is about five miles due south
'f the Thames mouth.
The collision thi. morning occurred in
the treacherous stretch of water be
Ineen Fishers and Little (lull islands,
know ii as The Itaec. The water there
js 250 teet deep. A strong current,
fucked landward and scitwnrd through
I'l;' nnnow stretch at the mouth of Long
3 slnnd sound, makes ono of the danger
i ' im inj; , n.
Nitt, dr., attempted to cross the
. D'nitsi-litnnd's bows while the Scotr and
tlOIllkl ill Tiiitr i-irMtiirt 'l'ln 'I' A
. the lug (lassie, acting as rear guard for
1lie submarine were steaming along at 12
nuns an nour.
There was n splitting crash and a
j-ivat.liiilo was torn in the Scott. Jr.'s.
vide. She broke in two and sank with
ing three minutes. The crew had no
limine to reach the life, boats. Captain
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Mrs. l.iunet Munps lt a vuijabb'
liu-l:ni'l last week. Il hain't th ' runt
1h.t! ur.ee is th 1 uifin, it 's th ' w rong kind
.f a hat.
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Wheat Drops a Cent
On English Reports
Chicago, Nov. 17. Wheat was down
after a lower opening today, due to
selling on reports that Great Britain
would be able to get almost its entire
wheat supply from Canudn, Australia'
and India. December was down 7-S at
$1.83 5-8; May down 7-8 at $1.81) and
Julv ui) Vi at tum.
Corn opened easier and JCay andi
.July fell oil on commission House sell
in". December was unchanged at 9."!-i;
May down 3-8 at !t! 7-8 aud July down
1 at 00 3-4.
Oats were lower. December was down
3 8 at 57 5 8 and May down y4 at 01
Provisions were sharply lower, pork
showing the greatest drop.
Confessed to Officer Varney
to Robbing at Least
County Judge liushey yesterday com
mitted Tommy Hickman nud Alton
Urannoii to the state training school as
a result of confesious secured by Offi
cer Vimiey while investigating the
robbery of Shedeek and Brown's store,
which took place Wednesday night and
which Was reported to the police Thurs
Tommy Hickman and Alton. Ilmnnon
were suspected of having committed the
robbery when they were seen giving
small gifts to their friends, and when
it was remembered the two boys had
been in the store lute Wednesday night.
They had broken into Farmer's Hard
ware store and had taken two flash
lights. The police believe the appre
hension of Tommy Hickman clears up
numerous robberies that have taken
place the past few weeks, lie is said
to .ie as clever in tins game as a regu
lar professional crook.
Officer Varnev, when assigned to the
case, went out to the Richmond school,
where the boys were attending classes
and called Tommy out. When confront
ed with the nccusntWn of guilt ho de
uied it with a composure that would
have done credit to a hardened crim
inal, so the officer said. Officer var
ney believed the boys were the ones
wanted and called out Brnnnon, aged
13, and asked him where he put the
stuff he, took from Shedock and Hrowns
store. Brnnnon confessed to hiding his
stuff in a barn. After this admission
Hickman confessed and. on proceeding
to tho barn, they found the stuff, in
cluding two flashlights and pocket
knives taken from Farmer's hardware
Officer Varney then took the boys to
the police, station where Chief Welsh
continued the' investigation and de
cided to turn them over to Judge
Covered With Gun Is Tied to
His Bed and Relieved of
Shortly before midnight last night
Wong Ling, who lives on South High
straet, was robbed of ifSUO by nn un
known Chinese who bound him to his
bed, gngged him, aud covered him with
an automatic pistol while ho relieved
the aged man of his money. Immediate
ly after the robbery was reported to the
police, Citing Ring and Wong King,
Chinese who have been in tho city a
short time, were arrested on suspicion.
On examination Wong Siag was found
to have on him a gold pocket knife at
tached to a chain on which was a Ma
sonic vhnmi, and $S4.t0. On the knife
were also a Masonic emblem and the
initials "M. L." Ching King had $54.
50 on his person. Thev stated to the
officers that thev came from New Mex
ico nnd that the money they had with
them was what they had earned.
Voni Ling told the police that when
he left his mom earlier in the evening
he hml locked it- hen he came back
he said the strange Chinese placed the
gnu to his temple and cautioned him
tu make no noise. 1 hen a blanket was
thrown over his head and he was tied
hand and foot to his bed. Two hundred
dollars of the amount taken Wong Ling
said belonged to a friend who was to
call for it This morning.
So securely was Wong I. ing tied it
was some time hefWc he worked his
way loose. He called for help but by
that time the robber had made good his
MUNITIONS FOR SPAIN
New York, Nov. 17. It was learned
today tbat the Si'iininh liner Alicante,
h.is for several davs been taking on
hundreds of tons of munitions at her
dock in SAnth Itrooklyn. nil consigned
to the f it ih military commission
Itarcelona. Spain. The consignment in
eludes several tons of metal working
DELAY JHE COUNT
Only 270 Votes Registered
But 273 Voted In Los
REPUBLICAN USING IT
TO HOLD UP RETURNS
New Mexico's Delegation
I. os Angeles, Cal., Nov. 17. A differ
ence of three votes in I.os Angeles
county precinct Ho. 338 may hold up
the ortiiial count in this county -in
definitely. Tf the presidential election
must depend on the Culifornia vote,
supremo court action may be necessary.
This was the opinion expressed by-re
publican and democratic leaders watch
ing the count.
Tally sheets in' precinct No- 338 show
ed that i7.'I votes had been cast for
presidential electors while only 270
votes had been registered. Election of
ficials of that precinct are at a loss to
explain. County Counsel Hill was expect
ed to render an opinion today, but he
admitted he could 'find no precedent. Un
til this difficulty is settied the official
count cannot proceed, supervisors have
The board of supervisors, which is
making the official count of f.os Ange
les county returns apparently fears to
make any announcement regarding the
standing' of the count since tho official
tally began, until the precinct No. 338
matter is disposed of. Members of the
board pointed out that any definite ac
tion taken by tlim ivay result in ?ong
drawn out court aotion.to determine the
status -of the county vote, thug delay
ing the result of the national election
The democratic party, through Attor
neys Milton K. Young and George Denis
agreed to surrender as many vi llson
votes in the precinct as supervisors
deemed necessary to correct tho error,
They stated they were willing to sur
render the entire 15 majority for Wil
son in the precinct, rather than have
the precinct thrown out and the- 270
voters disfranchised. A. M. Dunn, rep
resenting the republican party was not
willing to accept this proposition hold
ing that the procinct should either be
thrown out or steps taken toward a re
W1U Not Act Until Monday.
I.os Angeles, Cat, Nov. 17. The na
tion will not know how California voted
in the presidential election until Mon
day at least and possibly not until some
time later than that. This delay was
caused over the I.os Angeles county
board of supervisors failurs to reach a
solution of the "precinct No. 338 diffi
culty" in which three votes are involv
The board voted to take the matter
under advisement until Monday morning
at 10 o'clock. No figures on the of
ficial count of I.os Angeles county, up
on which politicians say a big Hughes
gain will dejtend will be available until
that time. Figures will only be an
uonncpd then if the mix-up in precinct
No. 33S is settled. In this precinct tal
ly Bheets showed 273 votes cast when
only 270 voters had registered there.
All But Three Counted.
San Francisco, Nov. 17. President
Wilson's plurality in California will be
approximately 3,750 votes when the of
ficial count of presidential ballots in
the state is completed.
This estimate was made this after-
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SUBMARINE ON EAST COAST
New London, Conn., Nov. 17.
A report was received here
this afternoon fiom Plum islund
that a strange submarine with,
a gun mounted on 'dec I hail
been sighted toward the mid
way Connecticut slioie near
liaitletl's reef, Long- Island
The vessel wns visible, ac
cording to the reK)rt, through a
A report later from Plum Is
land said the submarine had dis
appeared. Whether she submerg
ed or left by the surface was not
Many here believe the strange
craft .wa.i the war submarine
which had been expected as a
convoy for the Deutschland. It
was argued here that inasmuch
as the Deutschland reached the
port just 17 days ago and that it
leipiires just thut length of tiu.o
for il Mibmariuo to make the
trip net oss the Atlantic, the
meeting of war craft and mer
chant vessel might have been
arranged by this schedule.
"Hope of Holland" 10.
Dutchmen Fear Throne
May Go to German Prince
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O P&INCESS UULFNF O
Reports of the illness of Princess
Juliana, only child of Queen Wilhel-
mina ot the Netherlands and hoir to
the Dutch throne, alarmed all loyal
Dutchmen, since the lives of the queen
and the princess are all that stand in
the way of possession of tho throne by
a German prince. The succession lies,
alter Queen mlhelnuna nnd l'niicess
.luliana, in-the house of Wied. l'rincess
Juliana is seven years old.
Heavy Fighting Reported Last
Night Fifty Pes South
El I'aso, Texas, . Nov. HI. Heavy
fighting between Mexican de facto gov
ernment troops and Villista ' bandits
was in progress throughout yesterday
and last night about one hundred and
i'iftv miles south of the border on the
Mexican National railway line, accord
ing to reports reaching here today.
Karlv today a detuchmcnt of 400
Carranzistas fiom the Juarez garrison
were hurried south on a military train.
The de facto authorities believe that
Quevedo s band of Villistas was mak
ing another attempt to cut off Chihua
hua City from communication with the
border when they were pounced upon
by government forces. The issue of the
fighting is still uncertain.
MRS. BOISSEVAIN WORSE
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 17. Inez
MilhoHand IWiisscvnin, noted suffrage
leader suffered another relapse today
following a surprising rally after word
had been sent out two days ago that
she was dying. Surgeons declared Mrs.
Hoisscvaiu had a very poor night and
Congress has appropriated monev for
experiments looking to the increase of
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Domestic Tragedy Follows
Soldier's Return to Home
But Law Will Exact Penalty
By J. W. Pegler,
(T'nited Pre Staff Correspondent.)
London, Nov. ;t.(Jv mil)-The
domestic tragedy of Lance Corporal;
Richard Cunningham has centered of-
ficial scrutiny on a new phase of the
slHikurV iihurneter f 'nnninuham is
charged with strangling his wile whom
lie had accused of inl'idelitv while he
was on the western front.
The accused soldier wrote to the,
London chief constable beseeching the,
officer to save his home aud voicing a stein Knglinh law will exact full pen
soldier's hatred of the type of slacker i ally. i Cunninghaui, it appears, got
who had betrayed him.
''1 wrote you from the trenches of
France," said the letter, ''to ask why
this type of man is not doing his bit."
"Several times le.tely ' i have re-
.1. nuii-inil r.itu.i-ttf fil a imitt viuitimr mvicoolll" With 1111 ililllCSS OVcr I IS lamer
ifc home and wiiiietiiiies stopping all night,
i while I am here at the front ill answer
I to my country's call.
Xt j ' It U shameful such men should
je be left at home while we are out here
MA ST R DOOMED
Allies Swing Twice In Flank
ing Movements That Are
BULGARIAN - TEUTONS
FORCED TO WITHDRAW
Place of No Great Military
Importance 54 Air Bat
tles Near Ancre
London, Nov. 17. Fall of Monastir
within three duvs was confidently pre
dicted hero today with receipt of fresh
news of tho victorious progress toward
tho Macedonian citv of French, Italian,
Russian nnd Serbian forces. Fighting
through snow, sleet and mud Nie four
allies have impetuously swung twice in
flanking movements of gigantic magni
tude and haye a vise-like grip on the
General Serratl refused to be drawn
into attacking the Bulgarian defenses to
the south of Monastir defenses which
Sofia some time ago pronounced im
pregnable and according to all reports
which reach here has forced retirement
of the Bulgarian-Teuton defenders from
these positions without their hardly
striking a blow, by threat of strong en
Fall of Monastir will be a distinct
blow at Bulgarian pride and experts
here predicted another appeal from
Sofia for German assistance in retakine
the city. Its natural importance is not
great, but Bulgaria apparently attaches
sentimental value to holding of the city.
J3no immediate effect of the allied ad-
vanrV it was expected Jiere, would be
relief from General Von. Fhlkenhayn 'b
forward fovemcnt into Rumania. Mili
tary observers believe somo of his
forces will be diverted to render assist
ance to tho retreating Bulgarians north
of Monastir. Just now Rumania is feel
ing the effect of this strong movement
southward of the Teutonic forces, Von
Falkenhayn having crossed the Carpa
thoans and advanced a score or more of
miles across -the frontier, occupying a
oosition where he now threatens a
flanking movement of the Rumanian
line on the Danube.
Considerable activity, coincident with
the Monastir advance, is also reported
from tho British force operating to the
east of tho Struma river, this army
has also made distinct advances.
Serbians Still Advance.
Rome, Nov. 17. Dispatches from Su
lonika today said the Serbians had oc
copied the towns of Kenali and Meso-
-ioli tu their advance toward Monastir.
Keunli and Mcsozioli aro both situat
ed several miles below the line of ad
vnnce of tho allies fixed in latest state
ments from Sofia. Paris and Lndon- It
may be that the allies advanced around
the towns and left formal occupation
until a Inter time.
51 Air Battles.
Taris, Nov. 17. Lieutenant Guynem
er, France's aerial hero, downed his 21st
German battle plane, according to an
announcement in today's war office
statement. The official atatemeut de
tailed nu unusuul amount of aerial ac
tivity in the Amiens region, citiug 54
aerial encounters there. It was in this
that Guynemer, got his latest victim
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i month nfter mouth, iu the" rain nnd
' mi"l taking our turns under fiie that
1 .V ufe. Why hasn't
Ui,. man tin in fiillnd fur Hfirvn-nT
i , .,,..,, in.. .r.. i,.n.
jnK nie about mv little' son. The
j suspense will drive me mad, Horrow
'" 1 can look lorwar.i To wnon tne
war ends, jr this man can run aliout
, with other men's wives he cull come
lint unless the. corporal can defeat
the cold evidence against him, the
leave, went direct to Ins Home, con-
fronted his wife with his suspicions
and strangled her to death. He was
wound in a swoon across his wife's
body, the baby son toddling about.
( uiingliuin 's letter in in the haniW
'of the couiaiundiiig officer and may re -
suit in the weeding out of treacherous
.May at homes.
Jitney Drivers Stir
Up Sleepy Old Portland
. Portland, Or., Nov. 17. Whilo an ar
mistice was declared today between tho
police and the Jitney iJrivers Union,
jitneurs made an attack on the taxicab
chauffeurs, and under the slogan "any
where for a nickel" succeeded in taking-
considerable business away from
the higher priced machines.
Tho jitnOy-taxi war will probably
rage until the circuit court hears the
appeal of Wilbert R. Funk, jitneur, con
victed in Police Judgo Langguth 's court
on a chargo of operating his car with
out a franchise, as provided in a new
municipal ordinance. Fifty seven jit
neurs are under arrest on simt..;
es. (Funk's was made a teBt case,
others were continued indefinite
Meanwhile 300 bus drivers have ob
tained "for hire" licenses and gone
one after tho taxi trade.
TO RJIS ANO SAMOA
Cannibals Will Bite Off a
Mouthful If They Tackle
By J. P. Toder.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
New York, Nov. 17. Although the
Fijis and fhe Polynesians of Samoa
don't know it yot, their respective is
lands are due for a tilt, and the South
Pacific for somewhat of a splash, so
to speak, next February. Because T.
K- is going to visit 'em.
It is understood this trip is to con
stitute Colonel Roosevelt 'a vucation aft
er tho campaign labors he undertook I
in tho interests of Charles I.. Hughes.
Mrs. Roosovelt will accompany the col
Roosevelt' chose Samoa and the Fiji
islands because they aro both highly
spoken of by physicians as above the
averago in climate and, too, because
Roosevelt believes they will afford bint
a good playground for the rather ard
uous vacation he generally takes. -
Although Wesloyan missionaries have
driven sin and cannibalistic traits from
the erstwhile savage, Fijis and the en
ergy they -onco speul .in--, thinking up
untquo tortures lor nntortunate vic
tim has been turned to more civilized
channels, thero remain many distract-
tions on the islands. Mr. Lippincott's
gabettcr mentions innumerable worn-
out volcanoes to crawl about in And
many health-springs with such modern
conveniences as hot and cold water de
vices. Thero aro several five-thousand foot
hills in (-Samoa and a lot of wild ter
ritory in which any number of heretofore-
undiscovered wild things aro said
to abound, unnamed.
The colonel plans to start about Feb
ruary 1. He hasn't decided yet wheth
er to go through tho Panama canal or
across the continent to San Francisco
for his boat. He will be gone probnbly
It is most unlikely that Roosevelt will
mnko any political announcements or
speeches until nfter his return.
Hughes' Lead Is Cut
Steadily by Count
in Eastern Oregon
Portland, Ore.,. Nov. 17 The plurality
by which Hughes carried Oregon has
been reduced steadily as complete re
turns have come in from tho counties
east of the mountains. Malheur is now
the only county iu tho stnto which has
not sent in complete figures and the to
tals are now es follows: Hughes, 125,
381; Wilson, 118,827; Hughes' plural
if, fi,557. These totals include about
three-fourths of the vote cast in Mal
heur. Tho complete returns from Mal
heur will probably make a farther slight
reduction in Hughes' lead.
Tho returns now' at hand show that
eastern Oregon gave Wilson a plurality
of 0,023. Hood River and Morrow were
the only counties east of the mountains
that gave pluralities for Hughes.
11, 4 IS
2, D 12
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Gilliam . . . .
Harney . . .
Hood River ,
Jackson . ..
Klamath . . .
Lincoln . . ,
Malheur . .
Marion . . .
Morrow . . .
Sherman . . ,
I'matilla . .
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Wallowa . ,
Washington . .
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TO STOP EMPLOYES
Van Hise Says Regulation of
. Wages by the Government
United ' ft.
CONGRESS CAN FIX BOTH
DAYS WORK AND WAGES
eral Occasions, and
Washington, Nov. 17. Warning that
railroad men may "hold up" congress
at the next session if they are success
ful in the present Adamson eight-bour
law controversy was given today by
President Charles R. VanHiso of Wis
consin university to thu national coun
cil of the United .States chamber ef
Hbould the courts grant tho appeal of
railroads to enjoin enforcement f the
Adamson eight-hour law, tho work of
the commission appointed to investigate
its application to railroad operations
will be held up temporarily, General
Uoethals, chairman ot the investigating
commission, snid today. Ooothuls left
here this afternoon for New York,
where ho will meet with the other mem
bers of the commission next Thursday.
The work of the investigators up to
January 1, when the law is designed
to go into effect, will be Informal. Fvl
lowing that date its action will be gov
erned by the decision of the courts iu
tho ponding suits.
A new angle in the fight of the rail
roads was presented to department ef
justico officials today when it was
learned that iu suits filed at Milwaukee,
plea is made to enjoin railroad employes
irom cuiLecimg wages uiiuer lav imw.
The pending litigation was made the
object of discussion today at a special
meeting of the I'nitcd Htates chamber
of commerce. The executive eouneii or
the chamber urged "an immediate in-,
vestigation by the interstate commerce
commission ot all facts relevant to the
present railroad controversy."
No Holdup Permissible.
"Whether the Inst election bad ay
thing to do with the passage of the
Adunison law," VanHiso said, "yon eau
judgo as well as I.
" Four hundred thousand men held up
tho governing power of the United
HtRteM. ThA itrnnminntlH situation StUkV
be repeated indefinitely unless courage
is exhibited in future matters of tao
sort which was not exhibited iu this
"Tho railroad brotherhoods must not
bo permitted to hold up the people ef
th United Htates and at the point of a
pistol demand ' we must receive wkat
we want, or one hundred million people
will be subjected to enormous losses and
Vanllise snid regulutiou of wages by
the government is inevitable. The first
thing that must come is an amendment
to the Newlnnds act which will prevent
calling of strikes or lockouts-
The entire railroad problem waa
threshed out during the sessions to
duy. Has Changed Labor Hours.
' CouLrress has the undoubted riirht na
iler the constitution to prescribe both
hours of labor nnd amount of wages,
not only for railroad employes but for
others in interstate commerco, Repre
sentative Adamson, vice-chairman of
the joint congressional committee on in
terstate commerce, told the chamber.
"The commerce clause of the consti
tution, knows no limitations," Judge
Adamson said. "Congress passed first
a law limiting railroad work to 40 honrs,
then tho 10 hour law, then laws limiting
a day's work to 13 and even nine honrs
for some clnsses of work.
"If the two clnsses of railroad men
fight, congress will fix the rights and
duties in the interest of the people."
Judgo Adamson said he is unalterably
opposed to government ownership as a
solution of the public, utility problem.
I I lln.....nn..... . ...I'll.trll i i. wnnlil nut
.TU-IIIHirill. ,.ni...ru.F t.vh.u -
"'o ceuu'O' 'n the hands of the rail
roads." ho said. "The roods would
j''lbe capitalized at S.OOO.OOO.OOO.
(Continued on page two.)
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