Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, July 06, 1918, Image 1

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Oregon: Tonight
and Sunday fair;
moderate wester
ly winds.
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Division WON
General March Says Second
Million Will Be Quickly
Sent Across
Lloyd George Addresses
American Soldiers Giving
Credit of Fighting Ability
Washington, July 6. Two hundred
and fifty one thousand American troops
are on the battle line in France, the
senate military committee members
were told at their weekly meeting with
the war council. This is approximate
ly one-fourth of the American forces
sent abroad to date.
The Ninth and Twenty-third infant
ry, the Twelfth, Fifteenth and Seven
teenth fitld artillery were the units
responsible for the American success
at Vaux, Chief of Staff March stated
today in his weekly war summary.
These units formed paTt of the sec
ond division under Major General Omar
Bundy. -
General March made this fact public
along with the statement that having
embarked 1,000,000 men we are now
going after the second million.
He renewed his prediction that the
Germans are preparing for an assault
in force,
. General March's talk can be sum
marized thus:
Tho activities of the United States
have) 'been so completely reviewed by
tho secretary of war dunine the fast
w.?ek there is no'liinig lt be, added.
i The situation along t)he western
fromt has developKl so thait the allies
.an? nilVMing a,t the Teutons' lino with
with compUte success so far.
The nuo9t successful of thes from
the Aimori.'an standpoint was the drive
aajaiust Vans a well planned Ameri
can action.
The ninth. nd Twenty Third furn
ished the infantry portion, while thp
Twelfth, Fiftcnth and Seventeenth
field artilfery supported tho attack.
The positions have been consolidated
ami all cifoiits of the Germans to win
liack terrain have failed.
On the Italian fiont the situation
ia one of ccnip'eite occupation of the
south ibank of the- Piave except for
one small sector three, and a half
miles by one and a, 'IftiW miles in ex
tent, near Giisolera.
This means, Ithat the Italians have
made a suttcefsful advance over a nine
(Continued on page three)
Upper House Members Do Not
Want to Act During Pres
ent Session of Congress
By L. C. Martih
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington, July 0. President Wil
son today clashed with the fenate in
question of passing tlv meaftire empow
ering him to seize the nation's commun
ication lire before congress recessed
While Senator Martin, democratic
floor leader, was sending a letter to
the president, stating "it was absolute
ly impossible" for the senate to act on
the resolution before recess a presiden
tial messenger was ri, route to Martin
with another letter from the president,
nrging the action before the senate
At the same time, the president auth
orized the statement at theW'hife House
that he was keenly anxious for th? -senate
to act now.
Martin's statement to the president
was in reply to a Jetter asking Martin
to advise the president whether Im
mediate passage of the resolution will
he impracticable. Tne house passed it
late yesterday.
''It is the practically unanimous ver
dict of senators that the resolution
muff be considered by committee .N-
Captain 1 Irns Only
Luss of Passengers
Peoria, 111., July 0. "I am
a pauper. '1 '
8. sited in a launch, Captain
Herman Mehl looked sadly at
(nig sunken steamer Columbia
today. Only the pole of the
gang plank was visible above
the water.
"But, I don't care about
that," ho said. "If the peo-
(plie down in ithcre. Pretty
tough, eh!" ' .
"We must have struck a
BClid oaik log or something else
hard. Tho hull is lined with
steel, " went on Mehl.
"I first knew thait we had
run near the shore when a
branch of a tree knocked out a
wiudow. Then I felt her scrape
the bottom, although there was
no sudden jar that naturally
would coone from hitting a big
"I hollered .to Tom, the pi-
lot, to get her off. He swung
away and she was headed down
stream when I weut to the low-
er deck and looked ever the
side ito see if her hull had dpn-
ri up. Just then she listed a
little and I knew ehe was bad
"I shouted to the passengers
to get on the upper deck and
told Tom to run her ashore,
Her bow was down stream.
"The wat" Jbegan tto come
up over the lower deck and I '
know we were gone. I was in'"
waiter up ito my chest but I got
through to the top. I tola every
lody to get up just s quiokJy
ias possible, because I could see
that we were sinking fast. It.
It was not log before she wenit
down, almost .stiraiyht down.
"We did everything we could
to get the lifeboats' away and
to. distribute lifebelts to every
person. We made twenty ' or
.twenty five trips and we got
mast of them off. There may be
thirty or forty persons down
there. I don't think there are
as many as ft hundred. I am
sure there are not 200.
"I am a pauper. But I don't
icare nlbout that. If this only
could have been avoided! JPret-
ty tou'jh, eh! " .
San Francisco, July 0. Work
men today finished moving a'
"cross section, of hell" into Nan
It is a part of the-war troph
ies expositions which opens here
tomorrow and consists of a min
iature No Man's Land with cam
ouflaged German guns on the
far side. Across if each day dur
irg the exhibit, American sol
dvrs and marines will charge
behind the big British tank
Brittnnia, giving an idea of how
democracies war is being fought.
fore being brought up in the senate,"
said Martin today. "For that reason
it would be impossible to pa it and
have a recess. It will require long dis
cussion, in the senate."
Martin announce4 that present plans
are to recess congress late today until
August 12. The recess resolution has
been prepared.
Senator Borah sharply criticized thf
plan to recess tonight and leave the
telegraph resolution unacted upon.
"Wo would like to know," Borah
said, "something about the reported
program to rcess aim leave important
matters undisposed of. The house pass
ed the resolution in great haste, ob
viously on. the theory that it was neces
sary before a recots. I don't propose to
join in any move to abandon this legis
lation and have the blame put on the
senate if any emergency arises during
the re,cess." u
Senator Martin, replying, declared
passage of the resolution is not neces
nary. He said President Wilson now ha
authority to take over the lines if the
necessity exists.
.orah insisted that the house would
not have acted with such haste had it
not been eonvin&ed of the necessity
"Oh, the house often shifts respon
sibility that way," said Martin. "It
would not have passed the resolution
(Continued, on page six)
Fifteen Died On
Field Of Honor
Pershing Reports
Two Americans Died of
Wounds and 17 Are
Severely Wounded
Washington, July 6. Forty three cas
ualties reported by General Per.-hiiig
today were divided as follows:
Killed in action, 13 died of wounds
2; died of disease, 5; die of airplane
accidents, 1; died of accident and other
causes, 1; severely wounded, 17; miss
ing in action, 2.
Killed in action: .
Lieutenants T. W. Desmond, Randolph
T. Goodfellow, Peoria, 111.
Sergeant J. A. Hampton, Blooming
ton, 111.
Corporals K. Lemandski, Milwaukee,
. E. F. Murphy, Say'" Pa.
K. F. Oldeuberg, Wixon, Mieh..
Privates G. Bell, Hillsdale, Mich.
L. Caudle, McCrory," Ark.
G. . Doran, Milwaukee, Wis.
J. Downey, Chicopee, Mass.
T. F. Gilbert, Tampa, Fla. " - "
F. M. Lesley, Scottsbuig, Intf.
J. Naujokits, Homestead, Pa.
P. Bahubik, Gilman, Wis.
A. F. Voss, Horicon, Wis.
Died of wounds:
Lieutenant S. P, McGroaulv, Falls
Church, Va.
Private C, O'Neill, Cleveland, Ohio.
Died of disease:
Sergeant E. W. Pearson, Wausau, Wis
Corporal C. Gillispie, Grand Rapids,
Privates W, Allen, Brooklyn;,:
. J. D. Killcnbach, Williamsport, Pa.
W. B. Linster, Aurora, III.
; Di.?d of airplane accident:
Private Ernest Adams, Evanston, 111.
Died of accident and other causes:
Private J. G. Myrick, Portland, Va.
The wounded severely included:
Privates Ravmond L. Baylc, Stirum,
N. D.
P. A. Molver, Kalispell, Mont.
Note: The emergency address tit
Ross T. Hadley, listed as died from ac
cident, etc., should read John W. Had
ley, North English, Iowa;
Rented to Marion County It
Brings In Sixty-Five
Dollars Daily
The city of Salem has a $iu00 pav
ing plant that is turning in an income
of about 05 a day while rented to the
county of Marion. The income is basest
on a rental of 714 cents per superficial
'square yard of paving put down by tlio
county- -
Since the city council finally agreed
to rent the plant to the county at the
price or 7'2 cents a square yard, it
has netted the city $825, as the county
has already put down 11,000 yards of
paving on the Salem-Silverton road.
This is about one and one fourth miles.
'But the county expects to pave about
'three and one hair niles on this road
and wheri this work ds completed the
city will be $2310 to the good.
After the work on the SalonvSilver
ton roadi has been completed, the coun
ty has considerable paving on the new
tixidge and on the east approach cf
he bridge, about 8500 square yards in
all. At the "14 Cents per superficial
square yard, this will amount to $262.
")U. Later if the weather conditions
permit, the cotinty may pave to some
extent on the river road north of Sa
lem. However, with the work already in
sight, the oity will receive from the
county in rent at least $2"j72.5y. The
paving on the bridge and approach
will be asphaltic concrete, similar to
that laid by the city on south Church
Miss McCormick Will
Patrol Forest Reserve
Eugene, Or., July 6. Lane county
will have a girl fire patrol this season,
in the person of Miss Hettm MeCor
miok of EuRene, who will patrol trails
in the Cascade. national forest to watch
for fires.
Miss McCormick' n'lll be mounted
and will have her beat the same as
men patrols. She will work in the up-
'per McKenzie valley, principally be
jtw?en the village of Blue River and
t'.e Blue River mines.
Meat Price Fixed
. at $2.40 per Bushel
Washington, July 6. Tlv;
house today unexpectedly sus-
tained an amendment to the ag-
ricultural appropriation bul to
fix the price of wheat at $2.40
a bushel. The vote was lot) to
106. .
This is a compromise with the
senate, which has thrvj times
insisted on an amendment for
$2.30 wheat.
Without debate tne senate
agreed to the house compromise
fixing tho price of wt.-at at
' $2.40 a bushel.
This makes ths agricultural
appropriation bill ready, for the
- president's signature and ends a
deadlock .between the house and
senate which has (existed Bince
April 5.
Maxim Gorkey's Newspaper
Tells of Death and Burial
of Royalists
Decision Is likely to Indicate
Course Which Will Be Fol
- lowed Toward Russia
Stockholm, July 6. A report that the
former czar, the former czarina and
their daughter, Grand Duchess Tatlana
wcie murdered, Is contained in Maxim
Gorky's newspaper Novaya Zhisn, ac
cording to a wireless dispatch fiom Pet
rograd today.
An official funeral service was held
In the Trarkoye Selo, the empress for
mei residence. A priest prayed, "OH,
Laid, accept the souls of Thy servants
Nicholas, Alexandria and Tatlana,"
tho report said.
Washington, Juiy 6. Immediate in
tervention in Russia, both military and
ecciiomic, has be.?n urgently lccommend
od b tho inter-allied war council and
Ccueral Foch. The council report is in
the hands of. President Wilson has
been since July 3 and allied diplomats
o .Hev lie will concur in it.
Should he refuse, the possibility is
held out today that Great Britain,
France, Italy and Japan may "go it
nloiie" on the locomnvhdal ion of the
war council.
Already British, French, Japanese'
and American murines have landed at
Vladivostok, if oevtflnped today. Osten
sibly tlioy went ashore following the
battle Ivtwcen the bolshevik! and
Oeeho-Slovaks Sunday to protect the
allied co ts,: ales.
With them uri 2.ri00 Dalmatian troops
formerly prison; is of war in Russia ami
now under the Italian flag, nwaitii'g
oflpis from General Foch..
I Tlitti ilio.l an t hri tT him TriviVoi
the givatest enthusiasm in eastern Si-
(Continued on page seven)
Abe Martin
"Please take th' stays out," said
Miss Tawney Apple, as she ordered a
whale steak, t'day. What's become o'
th' uin, red nosed, early riser that had
t' take three drink before he could
make one stick?
Excursion Steamer Columbia
Strikes Sunken Snag In
Illinois River .
66 Bodies Have Been Re
covered and Death Toll
Will Be Much Heavier
reoria. 111., July 6. The bodies of
sixty six victims of the steamer Colum
bia had been recovered late this after
noon. '
, Fifty-seven of this number had been
identified. Nine remained unidentified.
Divers reported they had located
eleven other bodies.
It was believed by officials here
that at Kast one hundred of the ex
cursionists aboard the Columbia when
she sank in the Illinois river five miles
south of here shortly before midnight
lost their lives.
Borne survivors declared the death
toll would far exceed that number.
Swimmers who braved the muddy
watws to fop about the decks of
tho steamer believe from 30 to 50 oth
er bodies lie aboard the veesel.
Professional divers from Chicago ar
rived ait Peoria thi afternoon .with
their apparatus. They were taken to
the wreck ia autonnolbiles.
Judge Jee.se Black, chairman f the
Red Cross at Pekin, Ml., the home of
a majority of the victims, believes the
death toll' was between, 50 and 75..
Scorrs of small boats were circling
about .the wreck at noon searching for
victims. Marry survivors, seme of them
in a pttialble condition -from injuries
and exposure, were taken to Pekin in
Throngs of Mourners
Soibbing crowds thronged the three
undertaking establishments in Pekin
where the bodies were removed for
identifiaaition. Men and women half
crazed by grief rushed from one little
morgue to another searching for loved
Half the population of Pekin hur
ried to We:iley at daybreak and gath
ered in hysterical crowds en tho river
tank. Several women collapsed. Sol-
(Continued on page six)
These Agitators Want Four
Minion Dollars for Their ,
Injured Feelings
Tomlito( Ariz., July 6. Damage
suits aggregating four million dollar)
were filed in the superior court of Co
chise county here today against a num
ber of persons aud firms alleged to '.lave
been activo in the deportation of 1200
a!'.esecl I. W. W. from Uisbce last year.
T'ic suits have nearly 200 of tho deport
ed in.cn as plaintiffs.
V'ith one exception the suits ask for
the same amount $10,000 actual dam
ages and $10,000 punitivo damages.
William B. Cleary, one of tho attorneys
filing the action, who was among those
distorted from Bis.br.'-, asks $.10,000 ac
tual and $23,000 punitive damages.
C!"rv is now in Chicago assisting in
the I. W. W. defense.
Six corporations and fourteen mining
ii?i:ials and residents of Bisbee and
''ar-en district arc defendants in the
oiuplaints, which allege the defendants
and others, through employment of V
(Mi Brmcd men, unlawfully arrested and
imprisoned the plaintiffs and transpoit
ei them to Nw Mexico.
Ymong the defendants aro the El Paso'
aid Southwestern railway, Phelps-Dodge
corporation, Copper (ueen Mining com
pany, Calumet and Arizona Mining com
pany, Khattuck-Arizoha Copper com
pany, Walter Douglas, president Phelps
l.'f.dfe corporation, M. J. Cunningham
esuh'cr Bank of Bisbee; Harry C.
V, heeler, ex sheriff now in France
who directed the deportation; Grant II.
Djwell, manager of the Copper (V-'en
mine; Lem Hhattuck, president Hhat-tM-k-Arizona
Copper company.
forty per cent of the plaintiffs arc
members of the I. W. W., according to
i. C. biruckmgyer of Phoenix, who ap
rvars with Cleary as attorney for the
pi: intiffi. A. 8. Embrce, who directed
('t I. W. W. striko at. Bisbee, closing
S'tiiie of t'ie state's largest copper mines
i. in of the plaintiffs.
Ex-Mayjar Mitchel
Victim of Accident
On Aviation Field
F. W. Hubbard, of Medford,
Oregon, Among Those
Severely Wounded
Washington, July 6. The marine
corps casualty list today totalled 114
divided thus:
Killed iu ac.iion, 6; died of wounds,
15; wounded, severely, 23; wounded iu
action, degree undetermined, 52; musing
in action., 18.
Killed in action;
Captains J. B. Burns, Corning, N. Y.
H. E. Major, Crescent, Ohio.
E. C. Fuller, Philadelphia.
Second Lieutenant D. V. Frador,
Bridgeport, Conn.
Privates Louis Chartier, Chicago.
R. T. Wright, Hibbctts, Ohio.
Died of wounds:
Sergeant H. W. Anderson, Chicago.
Major E. B. Cole, Brookliue, Ma3S.
Sergeants G. C. Stiue, Lower City,
N. D.
. F. C. Knight,' Holtoa, Mich.
Privates R. E. Dornblaier, George
town, 111.
J, J. McGrath, Dayteu, Ohio.
. D. A, Gruhn, Malcolm, Iowa.
P. F. Hartley, Upper Darby, Pa.
P. H. Hoover, Lcqnire, Okla. ' v
R. Kimball, Newton Highlands, Mass
J. E. King, San Francisco.-,
B. A. Lemmon, Akron, Ohio.
C. D. Marletto, Memphis, Ne.v York.
L. R. Sarver, Hem Tom, 111.
' Wounded severely in action Includ
ed: Privates J. W. Biggcrstaff, Chicago.
L. Flaherty, Hyannis, Neb,
F. A. Uhlendorff, Chicago.
Corporal J. A. Dargis, Chicago.
Privates W. E. Capps, Oak Park, 111.
J. E. Clark Bent County, Colo.
E. W. Davis Pueblo, Colo.
W. Garrioch, Chicago. '
R. C. Hawkins, Tipton,, Iowa.
F. W. Hubbard, Medford, Ore,
C. Jensen, Avoca, Iawo.
O. F. Ledger, Chicago.
A. J. Murphy, Chicago.
C. fihellv, Chicago.
C. E. Wold, Chicago.
E. J. Lindbald, Prong, Wash.
Private II. E. Nelson, Euumclaw,
Wash-. . '
Missing in action, included:
Corporal D. I). Foster, McKeesport,
Privates E. G. Applcbeo, Flint, Mich
W. J. Applebee, Flint, Mien.
L. McV- Babbit, Youngstown, 111.
Emil E. Blais, Duluth, Minn.
P. Itincken, Wilkeusbury, Ta.
H. LindW, Paoli, lud.
W. T. Nol'an, St. Louis, Mo.
O. Richardson, Goroville, 111.
. H. D. Soger, Ligonier, Pa.
Necessary Appliance In the
Works of Pickling Cherries
at Fruit Union Plant
Gas mayks are being worn in Halcm
as well as in tho trenches in Frnnefi
And the masks in Halem arc for the
same purpose as those worn in France
that of protecting the wearer, from
ipoinonoiis gases that choke and that
bum the membranes of the throat.
Tho wearers of gas masks in Halein
may be seen any day at work at the j
Salem Fruit Union on south High i
street- Severul men in certain kimlsl
of work wear the masks as a protect- j
ion Hnrin.tr -thrf nntiro flflV. This is I
necespary as in pickling cherries for
shipment, it is necessary to put them
in a solution of weak sulphuric acid
and tho fumes aro strong from this
acid that as a matter of protection,
gas masks must be worn. They are not
quite as torgo as thosa wonr in the
French trenches, but are cf the gen
eral sltape of army masks.
From 1700 to 2000 barrels of cherries I
will be shipped1 this season to a Cali-1
forma house at Kan Francisico. The
rherrjcis are placed in a barrel with a
weak solution of sulphuric acid to
pickle thrni. This has the effect of
bleaching thorn to a yellowish white
Death Results From Fall While
Flying In Fast Scout Plane
at Gerstner field New
York Hears News with Sor
row and Flags Fly at Half
MaslrMKc Career Was
Prominent and Honorable,
In Political Activities of
Nation's Greatest City
Lake Charles, La., July 6. Major
John Purroy Miitlchel, who was killed,
here itoday, fell from the seat of a
9c-)ut machine while .taking his usual
morning spin, according to en announce
men! this afternoon.
The accident occurred a few mile
from the landing place, at Gerstner
fio'd. Major Mtithel was flying low
when his hnlatihiner' developed a tail
spin. Tho piano was crushed, Mitchel
being dead when taken from the ruins.
Mrs. Miibchel, who was living with
her husband in a prorty little cottage
near the field, collairetsi when she learn
ed of the tiagody.
Mitchel was studying aviation pursuit
work and he was flying a type of plane
capable of a speed of more than 100
miles an hour, radically different from
tho machines ho had been using while
at San Diego. V
Ho made a successful flight yestor-
No arrangements have been made
for the funeral, but it is expected the
war department will fake charge of
the body and a military escort will be
aippolinted to adconapaiiy it ' to New
York. '
His Publio Career.
New York, July 6. Word was .re
ceived here today that Former Mayor
John Purroy Mitchel of New York City
who entered the aviation service with
the rank of major after his term In
office expired January 1 last, was kill
ed in an airplane accident at Gerstner
field, Lake Charles, La.
In the last New York mayoralty
enmpnigu, Mitchel ran an independent
candidate when ho failed to socuro a
nomination in the primaries. He was
defeated by John F. Hylan after a bit
ter campaign. ' '
Shortly thereafter hie joined the army
aviation corps and was sent to tho Sau
Diego field for training. .
ilo was born in Fordhnm, N. Y., July
1(, 187!), tho son of Cajrtain Jumesnd
Miry Mitchel. Ho graduated from Col
ii'el.in University in 1808 and from there
NVw York law school two years later.
C:i April 3, 1000, In was married to
Mi;. Olive Child, daughter of Franklin
I. Child of Boston.
Mitchol's first public office was as
:I ecial counsel to tho city of Now York,
i i which ho was appointed ia December
, .. 'V Mo was president of the board of
aldermen from 1909 to 19111 and was
mtiig mnyor during August a"d .P"
ti inlier, 1910. Ho was appointed collec
tor of the port of New York in June
(Continued on page two-)
At the Saii Francisco factory, they
aro stemniivt and pitted by hand aud
then colored back into tho beautiful
Oregon shade and later .may be found
as Marischino eherriaB. daintily plac
ed on a serving of ice cream or other
n fee t io nary offerings.
Tho shipment of 1700 to 2000 barrels
(Continued on page seven)
'Washington, July 8. John
McCorinack nearly sang "God
Save Ireland" instead of the
"Battle Hymn of the Republic"
ut the start of tho Mount Vr
non ceremonies yesterday. The.
two pieces open up in much tho
sane strain, and the piauist
sturtcd off on the wrong one.
There was a stir for a moment,
but McCormack caught it and
started off again.
Later McCormack linked arms
with Ambassador Reading on tho
Mayflower and they went into
seclusion for an hour after which
they came out smiling and it was
rumored the Irish problem had
been satisfactorily settled.