Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, July 05, 1917, Image 1

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Has Placed Fleet of Sub
marines Along Lines 809
' Mi'es Off Shore
Spy Hunt Indicates Informa
tion Was Obtained In
Fleet's Sailing Port
Washington, July 5. Ger
many has placed a screen of
submarines more than 800 miles
out in the Atlantic in an effort
to rut America ' communication
lines, according to navy depart
ment advices.
The department announced it
had received n official report
that submarines are operating
off. the Azores, a group of
Portuguese islands 800 miles
from the mainland. Important
relay cable stations aro located
A submarine was reported to
have shelled Ponta Del Gada,
a city in the Azores. Naval of
ficials refused to comment on a
report that an American trans
port in the harbor, helped re
pulse the U-boat attack.
By Owl D. Groat.
(United Press staff correspondent). .
Washington,- Jly 5. America' spy
bunt today tended to absolve any navy
members from guilt in spreading ad
vance news upon which Germany ' mo
: bilized her i;-'oots to waylay Ujiitod
f.tates!army transports.' .
With a new battle recorded that be
tween a United States provision ships'
convoy and two German submarines
' officials, however, were more than ever
'. convinced that Germany spread a flo-
tilla .of her submarines to deal death
. to America's first Expeditionary force.
This new battle occurred between
'-: submarines and convoying warships
; which protected a big navy transport,
s bearing provisions andgold to pay the
' Sammies abroad. Officials said it was
' possible this incident was that record
ed in United Press dispatches recently
which said a "veritable treasure -ship
for a lurking submarine" escaped from,
mines and submarines.
This navy transport headed for shal
low shore water when the engagement
opened thereby making it less liable to
attack by the "submersible. The two tor
pedoes "were discharged, both going
wide of their mark.
The destroyer convoys soon drove the
jsubmariues off.
What is regarded as further proof
of tbia idca.was seen in decreased sub
marine tolls on merchant shipping the
past two weeks.
With only 20 ships sunk for the week
ending yesterday and 28 the previous
week, it was felt here that Germany
bad called her U-boats from their work
and told to "get" Pershing's expedition-
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(Continued on page tbreO
.Miss Fawa Lippincut has adopted.
fern. When- yoa come, t ' think alot
, it th' feller that runs for good, fat
offie aa' experts ever 'buddy -1 ' n
' gleet ther basinesr an' help hinr, has
gota whole lot a.' nerve.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 5.
After a whirlwind Fourth of
July in the Twin Cities, the Bel-
gian mission rested today until
their train left at 11:35 a. m-
for Butte, Mont. The visitors
were entertained at the home of
Mrs. J. J. Hill, widow of the
pioneer railroad magnate in St.
Paul. Her son, Louis W. Hill,
now president of the Great .
Northern, was barred !from the
parade yesterday because he re-
fused to appear in a silk hat
required .for the formal oc-
Great Cetion Over, Gen
eral PeiV Takes Up
Active x Again
By W. &, t.
' (United Press etafc -respondent.)
Paris, July 5. America's first expe
ditionary force will be established in
its permanent camp in the war zone by
July 15, it was announced today. One
battalion that which gave Paris an
opportunity to celebrate yesterday
left today for that camp.
Paris remained decorated with the
American flags put up for yesterday 's
Independence day celebration.
Major General Pershing's headquar
ters on the Rue Conatantin, is a scene
of tremendous energy every officer
from Pershina down working hard.
Following a typical Fourth of July
celebration yesterday, the battalion of
United States regulars wflo were
brought here from a French port left
earlv today for their permanent camp.
General Pershing is extremely anxious
to get all of his men settled down into
the permanent camps and busy at the
final touches which will make them
ready for the trenchos. Also, he is
anxious himself to clean up routine
work at. headquarters here in Pari and
get out to the eamp.
- Down at "a French port" the Sam
mies filled the Fourth yesterday -with
baseball and other sports and the naval
officers, of the convoy attended count
less receptions -arranged by the hos
pitable French families of the town. It
was a day of relaxation by both the
army and navy. .
Portland, Or., July 5-Mrs. Ferifa
J. Failing, age 70, a resident of Port
land for over half a century, and one
of the best known pioneers in Oregon,
died here today. She leaves a $100,000
estate and no. hoirs. , .... , f. ., ;
War Department Probing
Riots at East St. Louis and
Charges Against the Militia
East St. Louis, 111., July 5.
The inquiry by the war depart-
ment into the conduct of the
national guardsmen during Mon-
day night's riots has been defer-
red until all possibility of re-
$ sumption has been eliminated,
Adjutant General Dickson stat-
ed this morning.
The inquest into the deaths
of the negroes has been deferred
until Monday, when the St-
Clair county grand jury will
convene at Belleville, 111. Ad-
jutant General Dickson said he
had a record of the death of 31
negToes and five white men.
F.at St. Louis, 111., July 5. The war
department probe of East St. Louis'
race riots, resulting in the death of up
wards of 100 negroes and four white
men and the injuring of - three-, white
women, was under way today.
Colonel George H. Hunter, chief quar
termaster of the -Central department,
arrived in. the eity as personal repre
sentative of General Thomas H. Itar
rv of Chicago, commander of the Cen
tral department with orders ta make a
thorough inveatigatioa and report t
bis chief, . . ,
Alieg laxity of -militiamen is said
to- have prompted the prebe. Colonel
UuntAi-'a inquiries, it 1a said, will con
cern only the military-phase of the
tragedv -ana -proDaoiy win. cover iu
following points: - " . -
n.'kAtttai militlAmpn watched, without
interference the murder of negroes Moa.
day night. . :
Whether, militiamen fraternized with
the mob.
Whether officers in command of the
troops are to be upheld in their behavr
i or n to erims. -
- i fjndenev- ad the nart of
the etty officials to place the entire
ulam JOT. tae aeriuusum tar ihii
ing on- the military, but this aaeets
i.th: little aviapathy from unprejudic
ed observers.
Telegraph and Telephone
Workers Confer Today
As To Striking ;
Seattle Headquarters of Agi
tators Troubling North
- Yakima Section
Seattle, Wash., July 5. A general
strike of 15,000 telephone and telegraph
workers on the Pacific coast hangs in
the balance today.
It hinges on a conference today in
volving the right of girl operators at
Aberdeen, Wash., to unionize.
Vico-President Grasser, of the lnter
i.ational Electrical Workers and North
er District Traffic Superintendent Coc
ran of the Pacific. Telephone & Tele
graph company are conferring here to
day in an effort to reach an agreement.
Pay increases have been grunted, but
the right to organize is the real issue,
the labor leaders say.
Eighteen hundred hello girls in Seat
tle and 400 in Tacoma are said to be
organized and ready to walk out, ac
companied by the electrical workers.
Trying to Besume. .
finnlraill Wash .Tlllv ft T.no-Olllff
operators today are preparing to nt-
t mpt to resume wora in asiern aso
itirrtnn nnmnn dnwn hv tllA T. W
W otnlrn Ktvilt Alii-afilrAra fira ViphlCr
gathered and will be cnt into the woods
probably before the end of the week.
Idaho Panhandle lumbermen will meet
with the state council flf ..defense at
Coeur d'Alene Friday to discuss the I
W. W. situation which- steadily ii
growing more serious. -
. Hindering Harvest.
Seattle, Wash- July 5. Mayor Gill
declared today he was practically help
less to do more than he has already
done to keep down the growth of plots
against the grain and fruit crops of
eastern Washington. In resolutions ad
dressed to all of the mayors of the west
ern district, the federal grand jury
(Contlroed ort nags six.)
Militia Out Numbered
Many of the -charges made against
the soldiers are substantiated by eye
witnesses but because they were great
ly outnumbered by a mob b well arnr
ed as themselves, there is little tenden
cy to blamo them seriously. Further as
tonishing revelations were brought to
light late yesterday at the coroner's
inquest. Testimony by negro prisoners
showed there was a well orgauized plot
among negroes to make yesterday, In
dependence Day, a second St. Bartholo
mew 'a day. Four companies of blacks,
well armed, had been practicing for a
revenge massacre for the killing of
blacks late in May' which was schedul
ed for yesterday. When one of the com
panies was surprised by police last
.Sunday night, the negroes fired, kill
ing Detective Sergeant Coppedgc and
percipitating the revenge riot by whites
which probably prevented yesterday's
alleged scheduled onslaught by the
Where They Died
The finding of several negro bodies
in Cahokia creek yesterday and last
night brings the total known numbers
of dead to 77. Tho police still assert
the dead are more than 100. Figures
compiled by authorities who have been
constantly in tough with developments
make the total 10..
Three white women were attacked
and seriously injured by blacks it be
came known today. Mrs. Maude Isom is
so seriously injured she may die. She
was attacked ia her home by an uni
dentified negro and badly beaten. Two"
other wamea whose names are with
held by tho police for fear of further
rioting, are known to have been attack
ed and injured.
Chief of Police Payne today gave the
following estimate of total dead:
Negroes slain in streets and bodies
found, 37.
Burned at Broadway and Eighth
steet, 8. -
Found is (Cahokia creek, 3. ' I
Burned ia Broadway opera house, S-k
Known burned in "black valley", 30
Four white men were killed during
the riot.
Kxact figure, be pointed out, are im
possible and only an approximate total
can ever be made.
Negro Is Champion
la Bucking Contest
' Albany, . Ore., July 5. "Nigger
George'.' Fleteher, of Pendleton; won
the grand prize of the Western Oregon
Round-Up here yesterday afternoon:
in the finals of the bucking contest.
"Broncno nail, or uiuepenaence. wuu
ivnnrl nlnre. and Dan Thompson, of
Toppenish, Wash., third.
The negro's, victory was a pouumr
Ulll . i uc v i w n ' j p,
er all the time the judges were making
up their decision ana worn me
was announced Fletcher, with a typical
Ethiopian grin, rode around the track
midst vast applause. .
in the bp-at all-around
luc pi "- ' " '
cowboy with the Round-Up will not be
awarded until tomorrow, .a. cimiui
tion must be made of the points in all
of the three days' events.
Louise Thompson, of Toppenish,' won
first prize in the women's bucking con
test; Bertha Btancett; of Pendleton, sec
ond, and Olive Osburn, of Union, third.
The Round-Up park was literally
packed yesterdav. The crowd was esti
mated at 88,000-; .
-r-ii . a liiolrimy nnrSft. TUr-
xenow --
i -i xi... i.;f i.r:i nl tl.o div when
it threw O. C. Stammard, of Oklahoma.
"Buff" Jones, ol Ijos Angoii's, repm
nine horses at once in a feature event.
Bertha Blar.cett won the cowgins
relay race and the women's Roman
m.lnn,.B in flit trHck eventfl
T,.kn Ktrnma Cnrval is. Ill the
cowboys' pony race; Adelphia verne-
wiric. fvuu -- . -
cue, twniaiu, r . . vL
race; Roy Jones, i,os Angeles, in the
maverick race; twines ne,
: u. nnnv .pxnres race: Hank
lun, l" i" 1'"- r -
Potts, Los Angeles, in the cowboys re-
' n T 1 T .. Innulltd 111
iny rouse, . , o .
the eowboye' Roman race; Bob Hall,
Indepondenee, in the! wild horserace;
Dan White, renaieiuu, iu mo
raw. nnil Karon r arrow, n.-uu.o
ton, in the Indian -relay race.
opuaj iiuws
Gamblers Force Ctrn Up
Chicago, July 5. The winter future,!
July wheat, was off the market today
for the first time since this season a
crop has been quoted. This future Js
practically cash wheat now.- i
September wheat was down 3-8 from
Tuesday's olose at 1.8t, but later was
n Li kl,.. nnMrlitinilH
Witn xavoraDie wmmui v
over the corn belt tui active buying
loeallv, Jiilyeorn opened IS higher at
1.59 '5-8. LaWr'it gained two more
September opened 1-8 down at 53 1
snd later was 4 1-8 higher. December
opened at '5- down at 51.10 5-8 and
later was five cents higher.
Oats moved about the same as corn
on the opening, but was only slightly
higher later. July opened unchanged
at 66.1-8 and later was 1 5-8 kighcr
September opjened 1-8 down at 55 1--
i waa Ana pent higher. Decem-
K1IU lain v..-. - - a
I ber opened 3-8 down at 57 1-8 and later
was 1 1-8 higncr. .
Provisions were steady on a higher
hog market. ' ' -'' 1 ' '
Plenty of Booze Is v: j.
Found In Astoria
Astoria, Ore., July 4. The work of
cleaning up ' Astoria continues today.
County officials yesterday, last' night
AA1 inAtkv imndnf.tpd & series of
ttuu ij iwj : - , .
raids which netted 100 gallons of whis
key, 200 quarts or oeer, a quuumj
wine and the arrest of persons declared
by authorities to be the leaders in As
toria's bootlegging ring. '. . ,
Police and city authorities, it is de
clared, were not advised of the raids.
Governor Withycombe recently warn
ed city and county officials here that
unless Astoria was cleaned up, the
state would take a hand in the situa
tion. San Francisco to Build
30 Steel Cargo Ships
San Francisco, July 5. Thirty steel
cargo vessels for Uncle Sam 's food fleet
are to be built at the Union Iron Works
on Han Francisco bay.
That was the announcement today by
J. A. McGregor, president of the iron
works, who has just returned from
Washington where be went in connec
tion with the federal shipbuilding plans.
The Bethlehem Steel company which
controls McGregory's company, has
agreed to deliver the government 100
steel vessels in IS months and one-third
the number is assigned to an Fran
Claim Germans
- Introduced Anthrax
, c- vn;n Tulv 4. Chnrires that
German agents are responsible for the
intvAitnrtifHi of anthrax
among cattle ia the Hawaiian Islands,
are contained in a telegram from fed
eral authorities at Honolulu, made pub-
i: i.A,. k lTnitit KtttM Tliatrint At-
Hi; luuo; " t ... - - - v.
torney 3. W. Preston. -
Until recently anthrax; has been un
known on the islands. Suddenly - it
made it apeparance and now threatens
the meat and milk supply of Hawaii.
Detroit, Mich., July 4. Ty Cobb's
streak continues.. He hit for two bases
in the first inning of the game with
the White Sox here -this morning, scor
ing Bush. Then he promptly stole third
when Weaver threw out Veach. And
finally he came borne when Heilmaa
tingled to center.
He Has No Authority of Law
For It, But Government
Controls Cables
Is Watching Press, Instead
of Stopping Leaks In
, Washington, July 5. War " censor
ship far broader than the voluntary
plan recently operated on the newspa
pers, has been put into force by Secre
tary of War Baker.
. He calls it. ft protective measure.
At present cablegrams from Ameri
can correspondents with ' Pershing's
lorees are relayed to w aanrngron, in
care of the secretary of war, transmit
ted to the bureau of public, information,
where they are vised.
Inauiries as to what, authority Sec
retary Baker had in installing' this new
censorship are answered by him with
the statement that no patriotic newspa
per or press -association win iijohw
his authority when the protection of
American lives is involved.
The new censorship is a direct result
of premature Diiblication of the arrival
of American contingents abroad while
others were still in the dangor gone.
Chairman Creel, of the publicity com
mittee will go to New York tonight to
consult with the heads of the press as-
sociation in an effort to arrive at a
satisfactory censoring aystem.
At present there is a great dolay,
Chairman Creel disclaims responsibili
ty -for this new censorships Secretary
Baker.' in--aef,'irected Jiini to do-the
censoring. ' '-,
Controls Cable
nc,.;oi horn snv that General Per
shing cannot undertake to do all the
censoring abroad, as this Involves both
from the: field and arrival at seaports,
and the usual British and Freneh cen
soring has proved insufficient to shield
ovnrol tnriin which manifestly con
tain an clement- of danger to lives of
American soldiers. ; ' "
The government has control over the
cables. This appears 10 ne ine soie u-
C Continued on page three.)
l Could a Young Women
Lose Herself in Salem?
Miss Dolly Dimples to Demonstrate her skill as the
"elusive woman of mystery."
I m
Miss Dolly Dimples tho "elusive wo
man of mystery" will be in Balcin noxt
TVs young woman is the human coun
terpart'of the "little pea under the
shell," once so famous at county fairs.
You will see her then you won't see
her. Just when you are sure that you
have recognized her and earned the
$100 offered the sleuth f regular" or
amateur who captures her, then she is
Miss iollv promises to play hide and
Ministers Examine
Into the Charges Against
Rev. Clarence True Wilson
Portland, Or., July 5. Charges of ly
ing, defamation of character and vio
lation of a transportation law against
Dr. C'lrenco True Wilson prominent
clergyman and executive secretary of
the Methodist temperance society are
being heard here today by a special
committee of Methodist ministers.
Letters which Wilson is alleged to
have written Mrs. Harry McCain, wife
of the man making the charges, are
playing a prominent part in the hear
ings. MrCain declares that Wilson al
most succeeded in breaking up his home
Today's hearing is similar to a grand
judy aeseien. If the evidence against
the accused clergyman is found suffi
cient, will be held' for trial at the next
Methodist conference.
Tacoma, Wash., July 5. Casualties
due to premature explosion of : fire
works in Tacoma, included the maim
ing of two men, one of whom lost both
hands and the other one hand- Samuel
B. Hunter, foreman at the smelter, pick-
rfd tip an unexploded bomb. He lighted
the short fuse aad a terrific explosion
followed instantly. Both of Hunters'
! hands were torn off above the wrists.
Joseph Johnson, age 24, was the other
-victim. A firecracker exploded in his
hand, shattering it so that amputation
was necessary. ..-
Chicago, July 5 Seven lull-
, ed and 145 injured was the toll
of Fourth of July accidents
throughout the country, accord-
ing to records compiled by the
Herald today.
. This compares with 460 killed
and 3,983 injured in 1903, and
163 killed and 5,460 injured in
1908, two high record years, and
30 killed and 820 injured last
Of the injured this year, fire-
works were responsible for 87;
cannons for .five; torpedoes,
five; gun powder, 27, and
pistols 21.
Must Pay Up and Agree to
Behave In Future or
Friendship teases
By Charles P. Stewart
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Ttiinnm Aires. Julv 5 Areentine hos
served an ultimatum on Germany,
Trom i-jiinbiA nnurces. it was learned
fn.lnv ttinf a nnlA inst diflDBtched to
Germany virtually asserts that unless
(im-manv mntrAs immediate indemnifica
tion for past destruction of Argentine
ships and grants assurance against su
ture attacks, Argentino win oreo rem
It la stated that the. Argentine note
does not include a time limit within
which the republic demands uermany s
Mn v tint thia limiiarion WHB UIIUI.ICU
purely because of uncertainty of com
munication wn sernp. ; iur nu
ArigCUVlllO uno " v 11 )' f" n
nnint wtlArA lIlA WAS TCa dv to break re-
1 .. . 1. n hann HllTAfl I1 1 tl CT Till
lationa with Germany. The crux of the
situation nee in tne ease or me Argen
tine steamship FTotegido. The vessel
. 4nmaiftAri without wnrmnff ana sav-
1 A ...A.tina AUifam lnut thnir lives.
Germany admitted the sinking condoned
it and offered reparation aner an iaie
.l.nnlTA r,t nntjll . - '
Tkon, after offering reparation, Ber
lin apparently ,orgot an aooui it. nomo
time ago Argentine sent a "reminder1
but still there waa no response.
n.:n..n Tulv S . AmAricsn men mav
vumniui v . -
be wearing knickerbockers this winter
and kilties next summer. .
The advisability of so designing
men's garments was discussed here to
day by the congress of the National
Association of Clothing Designers, who
. .t .. 1 .1 . A .An.
declares ciotnes must "e muo n in
form ith the short wool crop.'
seek with the good folks of Salem for
one week unless captured, sooner.
8ho is the feature of tho Dolly
Dimples company, booked to appear at
i'e Liberty theatre for one week be
ginning July 8. From day to day a de
tailed account of her visit will be given
Her plan in a word, is to give the
publie a chance to see her .on the stage
and then walk up to her on the street
or in a store and say "You arc the
missing Miss Dolly Dimples, Do you
deny itf "
Government Employes
Engaged in Smuggling
San lraacisco, July 5. Five addi
tional employes of the Angel Island im
migration station are implicated in the
alleged 100,000 smuggling ring in con
fessions made by three of the alleged
ring members, Solicitor J. 1. Densmore
of the department of labor announced
today. Their dismissal is expected next
week. . . -
The confession of the three Angel Is
land employes is said to connect still j
more 'strongly with the smugjling op
erations three San Francisco attorneys
who were involved when a Chinese un
der arrest revealed the inner workings
of .the scheme Kporta ethat the life of
thia Chinese is in danger as a result of
his confession have caused the authori-,
ties to place him under heavy guard.
Spanish War Veterans to
Form Flying Squadrons
Portland, Ore".; July 5. Two hun-!
dred and fifty thousand Spanish-American
war veterans will organize flying
squadrons, taking the place of the na
tional guard, according to plans an
nounced here today by. D. V. C'hisholm,
of Washington, . D. C.,. commander in
chief of. the United Spanish war veter
ans. - - -
These squadrons will. use automobiles
exclusively, each machine1, manned by
four men, carrying rifles,- riot guns and
Strikes Blow at EsSebcke
Near Ypres, Advancng
Part of Use
Fear Fall of Brzezany Ycc!J
Open Way For Rcssisns
to Lemherg
London, July 5. Continuing his tac
tics of "mixing" his blows at the en
emy, Field Marshal Haig last nipht
struck successfully at the enemy south
west of Hollebcke in Belgium.
' We advanced our lines tightly over
a front of 600 yards," he reported to-.
Tho new "nppercut" at the German;
lines found its impact in that section
near where the British achieved their
great gains by the Mcssines-Wytsehaetst
ridge victory, a here has been but lit
tle fighting in this salient for a week.
- Uollebeke is three miles southeast of
Ypres. It is the northernmost post i
the sharp angle formed at Comines by
junction of the Ypres-Lille eanal and
the river Lya. At the time of ine Mesr
sines-Wytschacte victory, the Germane
were reported to be evacuating thia
angle because of the difficulty ia de
fending its marshy lowlands and be
cause the two waterways hemmed ia
their forces. The evacuation, however,
was mostly of the southern part of the
angle and the German lines- held fi"
around Oastavernem Wambcke and Hol
lebeke. - -
"Iu the iiiaity of Weiltje and Niea
port we successfully carried out a nuni- '
ber of, night raids, eaptttrlnff several
prisoner,''' the statement concluded.-V
,The German Venrteii.
Berlin, via London, July 5. -Arount
the heights of Brzezany there were lov-al
engagements, dariug- which the enemy
was driven from some crater tines, said
today's official -statement. "We main
tained ' our lines in the captured!
points." . - 1 '-'. ,
The K'jy to Lewberg. "
Tn ,i .Tnlv ft Teutan arm V
chiefs concentrated counter attacks to
day to stop General Brueiloff 'a : or- '
f ensive and at ono point east of Brzez
any, the war office announced the pres
sure of the enemy assault n cumijcjitm
a retirement under artillery fire.
Kt nf T.initza and Dolsana," the
statement continued, "the enemy wa
twice repulsed.
This is the first comprehensive conn
nVfunaiv. mrivA uttemrited bv the
enemy since General Brusiloif's of
fensive or tne nussian iurou iroKa
c.nrlau- ArmarAntlv the onomr did not
expect as powerful an aaseoK ' andt
counted on creasing u hot m.
On the contrary, the revivified Ru
sian troops swept forward over the ob
stacles. .
The Brzezany sector is being desper
ately defended by the German and. Aus
trian forces because it is regarded a
the key to Lemberg, 50 miles further
Airship Drop Bomb.
x llu K "Severnl tons" 01
explosive 'bombs were dropped by Bri
..,. .i.,nI. TiiAailnv and Wednes
day nights on German seaplane sheds at
Ostend, aerodromes bp uwiii
Nieumunster and the Zarren railway
station, according to an admiralty an
nouncement today.
The Britisn macnines an reiuipc
afely. -
German aiuchi w
ti.. i,.i k AntivA artillervina ia
.1 n r,.i-n,iviUAvn. VfiiD&v anil
Hill 301 was reported in today s ol
ficial statement.
Tk. r:a,man mASHpd infantrv attack -
south of Laon and around Verdun hail
apparently ceased in the witneriag of
fensive fire of the French. , ;
sufficient rations for 2i hours' serv
ice. - . "
Portland veteran re much please
with the idea.
THE weaiks :
Oregon: To
night and Fri
day fair. ,.;