TTTE 3IORNTXG OKEGOXIAir, TUESDAY, SEPTE3IBEK 1914, 3 OPEN HOSTILITIES AWAITING REPLY houses. Should the German shells reach these bottles the high price of living in the lobster palaces will be proportionately increased. I was delayed in sending thl3 mes sage because outside of Rheims at a certain place, with my companions, Gerald Morgan, of McClure's Magazine, Ashmeade Bartlett, of the London Daily Telegraph, and Captain Cranville For tescue, I was arrested. Under escort we were taken to Paris. Once there, every courtesy was shown us. We were de tained only one night at the headquar ters of the general staff. The follow ing morning Mr. Herrick, our Ambas sador, acting through our military at tache. Colonel Spencer Cosby, arranged that we should .be set at liberty on our giving our word that for eight days we would not leave Paris nor in any way communicate with anyone con cerning what movements of the allies we might have seen. As the destruc tion of Rheims does not come in that category, I have concluded the account of my visit to that unhappy city at' the point where the gendarmes so abruptly interrupted. The story of our arrest my com panions can tell. This year I have been BED GROSS STIRS PATRIOTIC FERVOR "A Mile of Travel for Every Dollar Spent " Carranza's Answer to Villa's Resignation Demand Vital Question. - Flags Are Entwined at Heilig Theater for Brrtains' Benefit Performance. WAR PREPARATIONS ON FRATERNAL ARDOR SHOWN Meeting to Carry On Negotiations VIII JVot Take Place for Several Days Strong Pressure Being Brought on Carranza. Audience AVild With Enthusiasm When National Airs Are Sung. Society Ont in Force to Aid " ' Cause $600 Raised. Always Look for This Trademark .nssssnw ssssw JitW sssssfcsw -ssssss EIj PASO, Tex., Sept. 28. The be ginning of actual hostilities between the divided Constitutionalist army awaited tonight General Carranza's an swer to General Villa, who has de manded that he resign In favor of.Fer nando Iglesias Calderon as first chief. So far as could be learned here, how ever, there has been established no actual armistice, and Carranza's and Villa's forces continued preparations and movements toward each other. The condition of the railroads and other communications between Chihua hua City, Villa's headquarters and Mex ico City probably will delay the nego tiation between the northern leader's upokesrnen and Alvaro Obregon and other of Carranza's representatives who are expected to confer at Aguas Cali entes. The meeting cannot take place for several days, it was believed. From all sides today came reports of strong pressure, aside from Villa's de mand, which is being brought to bear on Carranza that he resign at once as first chief of the revolutionary party. Jose Santos Chocano, a Peruvian poet and publicist, who for several months has been traveling with both Carranza and Villa, today telegraphed the former that as a friend of the revolution he deemed It highly necessary that he resign at once. Partisans of Calderon sprung up from all quarters and rep resentatives of the old federal "Cienti flco" party declared that his Installa tion as provisional president would be the best means of assuring at least temporary peace. J. La. Canova, who has been acting as investigator for the Washington State Department arrived here today from the south. George C. Carothers, acting In a similar capacity, remained at Villa's headquarters In Chihuahua. Athough optimism was the keynote of expressions, the Carranza and Villa elements, as represented in Sonora, continued their actual warfare in the second battle since the official declara tion of peace in Mexico. General Juan Cabjal, named as military governor of Konora. has returned here, declaring that he has no quarrel with either side and that he will enter private life, for the time being. In the United States. CARRANZA REPLIES TO VIIXA Mexican Officials Optimistic Re garding Outcome of Conefernce. MEXICO CITY, Sept. 28. General Carranza today answered a message sent by General Francisco Villa's divi sion of the army which, while pro testing loyalty, asked the first chief of the Constitutionalists to resign in favor of Fernando Iglesias Calderon, thua maintaining the honor of the constitu tionalist cause and preventing blood shed, anarchy and possibly interven tion. While the text of General Carranza's answer has not been made public. Gov ernment officials are most optimistic regarding the result which it may have. It is semi-officially said that the gen eral conference is to be held from Octo ber 1 to October 5, when all differences between General Villa and Carranza will be amicably adjusted through an understanding that no northern chief shall be a candidate for either tem porary or permanent president. MARK IS MISSED BY MILE (Continued From First Page.) Venus or a lying Mercury chopped off at his waist. Long streamers of ivy that during a century had crept higher and higher up the wall of some noble mansion until they were part of it, still clung to it, although it was di vided into a thousand fragments. Of one house all that was left stand ing was a slice of the front hall just wide enough to bear a sign reading, "This house is for sale, elegantly fur nished." In some streets of the de stroyed area I met no living person. My feet kicking the broken glass was the only sound. The silence, the gap ing holes in the sidewalk, the some times ghastly tributes to the power of the shells, and the-complete desolation made more desolate by the bright sun shine, gave you a curious feeling that the end of the world had come and you were the only survivor. This im pression was aided by the sight of many rare and valuable articles with no one guarding them. They were things of price that one may net carry into the next world, but which in this are kept under lock and key. In the Rue de la Universite at my leisure I eould have ransacked shop after shop, or from the shattered draw, ing-rooms filled my pockets. Shopkeep ers had gone without waiting to lock their doors' and in houses, the fronts of vhich were down, you see that in order to save their lives the inmates had fled at a moment's warning. Outside the wrecked area were many shops belonging to American firms, but each of them had escaped injury. They were filled with American type writers, sewing machines and cameras. A number of cafes bearing the sign "American bar" testified to the nation ality and tastes of many tourists. I found our Consul, William Bardel. at the Consulate. He is a fine type of the German-American citizen and since the war began with his wife and son, has held the fort and looked after the interests of both Americans and Germans. On both sides of him shells had damaged the house immediately adjoining. The one across the street had been destroyed and two neighbors killed. The street in front of the Con sulate is a mass of fallen stone and the morning I called on Mr. Bardel a shell had hit his neighbor's chestnut tree, filled his garden with chestnut burrs and blown out the glass of his windows. He was patching them with brown wrapping paper, but was chiefly concerned because in his own garden tho dahlias were broken. During the first part "of the bom bardment, when the firing became too hot for him. Mr. Bardel had retreated with his family to the corner of the street, where are the cellars of the Roderers champagne people. He has lived six years in Rheims and he has estimated the damage of the property destroyed by shells at $30,000,000. Mr. Bardel said that unless the seat of military operations is removed the champagne crop for this year will be entirely wasted. It promised to be an especially good year, but unless the grapes are gathered this week the crops will be lost. In Rheims are stored nearly '50,000. 000 bottles of champagne belonging to six of the best-known champagne TODAY'S PROGRAMME AT THE STATE FAIR. Woman's club and Good Roads lay. Forenoon S, gates open; Judging livestock continued; 9 to trsp shooting; 9, eugenics, babies exam ined from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M. ; 9. chil dren's playground open; 10, James I. Davis, bee demonstration; 10:3O, Boyd & Ogle's one-ring circus; 11, concert by O. A. C. band. Afternoon 1 to 5. entertainment. Auditorium Educational building; 1:15, band concert, grandstand; 1:30, races 2:16 trot, purse. $700; 2:18 pace, purse $700; S-year-old trot, purse, $2000; second heat, relay race, $1500; t 2, Boyd & Ogle's one-ring circus; T 2:30, concert. Auditorium 'new pavil- Ion; 8, James I. Davis, bee demon- Sstration. I Evening 7:30, Cantata by pupils of Oregon State Blind School, Audl 4 torium Educational building; 7:30. f band concert; vocal solo. Hallie Par- irish Hinges, Auditorium new pavil ion; 8:15, Boyd & Ogle's one-ring circus. so frequently in jail that your readers must be as weary of it as 1 am. Then, again, perhaps I flatter. myself, in any case I would be ungrateful, if I did not acknowledge the prompt as sistance of Mr. Herrick and Colonel Cosby and the courtesy of French of ficers and of the general staff. We were less prisoners than their guests, and should I be invited to spend another week-end in Cherchomidl prison I would accept with pleasure. - But I have a feeling that the next time I am arrested it will not be in Europe for trying to see this war, but in Westchester County, New York, for over-speeding. I have investigated enough Europe and jails. At home there must be some equally bad. One should see America first. EMPRESS LAUGHS W ALICE IIANSOJV'S GIGGLES PROVE CONTAGIOUS FOB CROWD. Songs and Dancing by Lee Rose and Catherine Moon and Clever Farce, "Maid Mary," Amuse. Alice Hanson, the laugh girl, is as full of giggles as Is the proverbial pudding full of raisins, if it's a raisin pudding. Alice heads the Empress bill and leaves everyone laughing with her and at her when she says au revoir. Her name, she says, is Hazel Nut, and she lives up to the last part of her name. She has a deserted bride number done with wilted bridal finery and a midget who comes on as the missing bridegroom and helps-sprinkle comedy. Their burlesque on the peachy tango, danced by Moon and Rose, who precede Alice's, is a riot and particularly a hit, since the different acrobatic steps of the Moon-Rose act are faithfully imi tated "at." Alice has another song, about the "White Hopes," done in a sweater and boxing gloves, which she handles dan gerously and dexterously as she wallops an imaginery partner. . Her opening number tells why she is a nut. The dancing act of Lee Rose and Catherine Moon is distinctly a novelty in stage dancing of the whirlwind ac robatic nature, strung along with tango, maxixe and even the first of the lot, turkey trotting. They dance as one, in perfect unison, both are graceful and occasionally they climax a set of steps with a real thriller. Rose sings, one song he shouldn't, or at least, he should trim one verse. A merry little farce is called "Maid Mary," in which Mary isn't the maid at all, but pretends she's the wife of a gay young blade who is just awaken ing from a pleasant "souse." To please a friend Mary agrees to scare the awakening one. She scares him to the everlasting fun of the audience. Mary is a dolly sort of girl, mighty pretty and a keen little actress. She is Sera Shields on the bill, and her pseudo hus band is played most capably by a clever comedian, Allen Miller. Bennie Junior, as the "fix it" friend helps out on the comedy. Edward Jolly and Wlnnifred Wild and a piano contribute a musical me lange. Jolly has a "Dark and Stormy Night" song that appeals. Theo Bam berg opens the bill with a capital shadow craft act, that is chuckfull of comedy elements. A trio of Japanese with toes more nimble than the average Juggler's fingers, close the bill with an artistic act that has plenty of hu morous twistings. WOMAN WINS FEDERAL POST Mrs. A. Adams Assistant United States Attorney at San Francisco. WASHINGTON. Sept. 28. Mrs. An nette Adams, of San Francisco, was appointed today Assistant United States Attorney there. She is the first woman in the United States to occupy such a position. Representative Baker, of- California, said he considered the appointment a recognition of woman- suffrage. FEDERAL APPOINTEE WIDOW Mrs. Adams Is Daughter of '40er and California Graduate. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28. Mrs. An nette Abbott Adams, appointed United States Assistant District Attorney to day, is the widowed daughter of Hiram B. Abbott, a pioneer of 1849.' She was graduated from the University of Cali fornia in 1904. took a doctor's degree in law in 1912, and the same year was admitted to the bar. Her appointment was recommended by John W. Preston. United States At torney for the district of Northern Cali fornia. Mrs. Adams has never held office and has never been a candidate for office, although during the Wilson campaign she was president of the Women's State Democratic Club. Thomas Jones Is Vale Register. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash ington. Sept. 28. President Wilson to day nominated Thomas Jones, of Vale, Or., register of land office at Vale. There was a thrill in the atmosphere at the Heilig Theater last night. There was true British patriotism. There was the strong love of men and women for their fellow-men and the earnest desire to help suffering humanity. The occasion was the benefit per formance of "Kitty MacKay" for the British Red Cross and Prince of Wales funds. Society turned out In num bers and with a feeling of loyalty and an enthusiasm that was electrical. The benefit cleared about $600. The "Star-Spangled Banner" and the "Union Jack" were hung proudly, side by side. Their color?, after all, were just the same, only differently arranged. but the audience rose as one to pay tribute to both flags and to sing "Ood Save the King" or "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Flaga Are Kntnlned. The balconies and lobby were draped in flags. The boxes, occupied by rep resentatives of foreign lands were adorned with the colors of those coun tries. Every part of the British Isles was represented by banner or flag. The Belgium, Japanese, Russian and French emblems touched those of Eng land, Scotland, Ireland and the others that pay homage to King George V, while American Stars and Stripes seemed to unite them all and form a perfect harmony of rich coloring. In the boxes were numbers of Port land's most exclusive society and rep resentatives of several of the foreign powers. In the main body of the house were noticed many of the city's leading business men and their families, many of them entertaining parties of friends. Of these scores were formerly residents of Great Britain. Society Par Tribute. The gowns worn by" the women in the boxes and in the parquet stood out in their rich coloring in harmonious contrast to the patriotic display. So cially, it was a gala night; but, above and beyond all, the social import of the evening, was expressed the unan imous . feeling of brotherly love and the broader things that inspired the gathering. Between acts were sung inspiring songs, including "It's a Long. Long (Way to Tipperary," "Land of Hope ana Glory and the grand finale was enlivened by the British National an them and "The Star Spangled Banner.' J. Maldwyn Evans and F. T. Crow ther gave the solos and the orchestra played patriotic airs, which were en thusiastically received. A demonstration, markedly unusual in an American theater, ensued when the audience rose to its feet and sang "Rule Britannia" between the acts. It was a patriotic outburst long to be remembered. A bevy of prettily-gowned society girls sold souvenir programmes. They were the Misses Rhoda Rummelin, Sara McCully. Mary Stuart ' Smith, Alice Smith, Isabella MacLeary, Har riet Cumming, Elizabeth Menefee, Margaret Ayer, Elizabeth Marvin, Ailsa MacMaster and Charlotte Lald law. Many Box Parties There. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore B. Wilcox had as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Ray mond Wilcox, Miss Barbara Mackenzie, Hamilton Corbett, Miss Claire Wilcox and Frederick Korstev. t Mr. and Mrs. 'John G. Edwards oc cupied another box with their guests, Mr. and Mrs. C. Henri Labbe, the French Consul and his wife; John Trant. British Vice-Consul, and A. A. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Burns were host and hostess in a box 4n which they had as guests British Consul Thomas Erskine, "Mrs-. Erskine, the Japanese Consul, Morizo Ida. and T. Urabe, representative of a large Tokio concern. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Webster ' Talbot were host and hostess to a party in cluding Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Ruggles Corbett and Mr. and Mrs. C Edward Grelle. r Mrs. Helen Ladd Corbett, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ladd Corbett were in one of the lower boxes. Miss Clementine Wilson's box .was occupied by Miss Linthicum, Harry Stevens and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Murray Sherwood. Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Wheelwright had as their guests Mrs. S. M. Mears and Mr. and Mrs. Zera Snow. ROAD TO DUMP .STARTED Council Orders Pass Built for Teams to Marquam Gulch. Work of constructing a roadway and temporary tool and supply houses for use in connection with the municipal garbage dump in Marquam Gulch in South Portland will be started today under the direction of Superintendent Hilber, of the garbage incinerator. It is expected the dump will be ready to receive garbage by the first of next week. A road will be built to the bottom of the gulch to accommodate teams, and sheds will be erected for tools and supplies. ThevCouneil at its last ses sion appropriated $500 to cover the cost. ONTARIO RANCHER KILLED 6 6,0 0 0-VoIt Current Fatal to Man Moving Hay Derrick. ONTARIO. Or.. Sept. 28. (Special.) Gid Dingman, a young rancher living here, was electrocuted today. He was engaged with others In moving a hay derrick under a high-voltage power line in order to steady the boom as the derrick was pulled along. Dingman grasped the hanging fork connected to the boom with a wire cable and u-ecelved 66,000 volts. The grass around where he stood was set afire. He is survived by a wife and child. t REFUGEES' BAGGAGE COMES Provision Made for Inspection With out Employing Representative. NEW YORK. Sept. 28. Regulations that will be observed in examining the baggage of Americans which they were forced to abandon in their hasty flight from Europe were announced in a statement issued today by Dudley Field j ake M Pay Your Traveling Expenses Given Good on Any. Railway, Steamship or Streetcar Line in America We Can Use a Number of Live Salesmen; Apply Today An Northwestern Malone, Collector of the Port. The statement follows: "Passengers who have returned from Europe and those who will return and are desirous of obtaining the baggage that did not accompany them will not be forced to employ a representative to arrange for Its delivery. ' A f 1 r- hLlncr ruccl v o! itifnnnot Inn of the arrival of their baggage, they may apply in person at the custom Am m the Necessities of Life Scrip Means Free Vacations, Free Trips to the Exposition It Means Delightful Outings at the Sea shore, the Mountains, the Old Home, and It Doesn't Cost a Cent! With Purchases liable American Travel Scrip is given FREE with 25c, 50c, . 75c and $1.00 purchases and is redeemable at the home office of the Ameri can Travel Scrip, Inc., at Portland, Or., or your local bank at its face value for transpor tation good anywhere, any time for anyone. American Travel Scrip will be obtainable at the best stores ONLY, and is given FREE by merchants in return for your loyalty in trading at their store. Ask the clerk for AMERICAN TRAVEL SCRIP and start saving for the Exposition trip NOW. Oregon Company for Oregon People erican Travel National Bank Building house, where arrangements will be made to have the same immediately ex amined and the return of the exam ining officer made on the original declaration." Many pieces of belated baggage are arriving on nearly every steamer from Europe." In Japan a waterproof leather suitable for many purposes is being made from the hides of sea lions. Stores Merchants, Secure This Trade-Getting Feature for Your City Inc. PARCELS CARRIED BY AUTO Cart Replaces Sack and Then , Ma chine Is Needed at Vancouver. VANCOUVER. Wash.. Sept- 28. Spe cial.) The parcel post business here has grown so enormously since its installation here that an automobile at 'Re Scrip Phone Main 4203 is necessary to deliver the packages that formerly were carried around by one man in his sack. As the business increased the car rier got a cart. The size of the cart was increased, but finally the pack ages became too numerous to be han dled that WM. Germany has seven cities with more than fife hundred thousand population.