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ITALY READY WITH
ARMY OF 1,700,000
What Will Be Done With the $1,250,000
Giolitti, Opponent of War, Said
to Have Promised Sup
port to Cabinet.
BORDER CLASH REPORTED
THE MORNING OREGOMAX. MONDAY, MAY IT. 1915,
demonstrations In Favor of AVar Oc
cur at Florence, Naples, Messina,
lioloffiia, Palermo and Catania,
Many Austrlans Icaving.
-WHAT ITALY IIRIIANnS FROJt ?
Al STHIA AND WHAT MAY 1
I UK COiVCKDKD TO HER. J
t Italy Demands of the Austrian f
ine cession or tne entire prov-
inces of Trent, Goritz and Istria.
The cession of the districts of
. Roverto, Bozen, Meran, Tolmein
J and Gorzia.
i The cession of the porta of
Flume, Trieste and Fola.
The cession of the Dalmatian j
I Islands on the east coast of the f
a Adriatic. J
I The extension of the Italian I
boundary Into the Austrian Tyrol f
and east to the Julian Alps. J
t Austria Is Rrportrd to Be Will- I
ingr to Concedel 4
4 The cession of Lake Garda and I
the valleys of Chiese, Adige and i
Isonzo rivers. I
J Tho cession of the districts of t
i Kiva. Rover to. Tlone and I
i t-iradisca. I
GENEVA, via Paris, May 16. A tele
pram from Lucano, a Swiss city near
the Italian border, says that Italy now
has 1.700,000 soldiers mobilized and
ROME, via Paris, May 16. Official an
nouncement was made here today that
King Victor Emmanuel had declined to
accept the resignation of Premier Sa
landra. Tne Salandra Cabinet is to be
retained without change.
Although it was made known unoffi
cially last night that SignorValandra
would remain at the head of the gov
ernment, this announcement was re
ceived today with great demonstrations
of rejoicing and manifestations in favor
The delay in making the official an
nouncement is said to have been due
to the efforts to bring about closer co
operation among the various parlia
t.lollttl Will Support Cabinet.
It is asserted that ex-Premier Giolit
ti will make a public statement to the
effect that he had believed it possible
to obtain from Austria concessions suf
ficient to avert war. but that once war
is inevitable, he will support the Cab
inet. The Austrian consulate having noti
fied the few Austrian subjects in Rome
to be ready to leave on a moment's no
tice, most of them decided to depart
The excitement at Milan subsided on
receipt of the news of Premier Salan
dra's retention. The general strike
there passed off without serious inci
dent, although there was a demonstra-
t ITALY'S FIGHTING FORCKS OX
J LAU AND ON SEA. T
Peace strength 306.000 1
4 Reserve 2,994.200 I
Total war strength 3,380,200
Available for duty, un- t
? organized 248,668
i Modern battleships ?
J Other battleships 8
l'irst-class cruisers 9
4 SAr-nn r 1 n a a r , I 1 . - n T-
J Third-class cruisers 10 J
4 Gunboats 5 4
t Destroyers 415 i
Tomedo - hni 1 1 75 4
f 'Submarines rt
J Total of ships IS!".
4 Total officers and men.. 36,095
tion in favor of war on the part of a
crowd estimated at 40.000. Similar dem
onstrations occurred at Florence,
Naples. Messina, Bologna, Palermo and
Factions Clash at Bologna.
The demonstration at Bologna devel
oped into a free fight between the fac
tions for and against war.
The Austrian Ambassador, Baron von
Macchio, conferred at the Villa Malta
with Prince von Buelow, the German
Ambassador, for two hours.
The trend of events is considered most
significant, particularly in view of the
fact that clashes between Italian and
Austrian troops are reported to be oc
curring on the frontier.
STUDENTS J0 BE AIDED
Washington to Give Scholarship
Carrying Free Tuition.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. Se
attle, May 16. (Special.) The scholar
ships that will obtain free tuition next
year, when the new law of 10 fees foi
a semester goes into effect, are to be
given to self-supporting students at
Washington. The board of regents will
make the awards on the recommenda
tions of the president, the bursar and
the dean of the university.
Applications for the scholarships are
to be filed with the bursar before
June and the awards will be announced
before the dismissal of school.
Washington's entrance into the ranks
of tuition schools next Fall Is looked
forward to with some apprehension. It
is wondered whether the levying of a
matriculation tax will affect the enroll
MARINES MAY BE LANDED
Kcllef to Be Sent to Americans in
Mexico If Necessary.
WASHINGTON. May 16. American
marines will be landed at Uuaymas and
sent to the aid of Americans in danger
because of Yaqui Indian outbreaks
the commanders of warships sent to the
Mexican port believe this to be neces
sary. After a conference today with
Secretary Bryan. Rear-Admiral Ben
on. acting Secretary of the Navy, said
"We hope the Americans will make
'their way to the coast and be taken
board the cruiser, but if it is neces
sary to send out landing parties. Com
mander Magruder, of the Raleigh, is
authorized to take that action."
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For the first time all restrictions against climbing the fighting "" 4
masts of battleships were removed at the gathering of warships for
review last week. Of the 81.000 visitors to the great armada of Uncle t
Sam, now afloat in the Hudson River, New York, many took advan- J
tage of the opportunity and ran up ' the spidery framework of the 4
masta to the very top. where they perched in the crow's nest.
DEWEY LAUDS NAVY
Admiral Says Fleet Is Finest
of Size in World.
OFFICERS AS GOOD AS ANY
President of General Board Declares
More Ships, OTflcers and Men Are
Needed, Holding That Defense,
Unless Adequate, Impotent.
NEW YORK. May 16. Admiral
George Dewey, president of the Gen
eral Board of the Navy lor the last 15
years, sent a letter to a banquet of the
officers of the Atlantic fleet here last
night, in which he said that "the effi
ciency of the fleet has steadily pro
gressed and has never been so high as
it is today." The letter was read by
"The people of New York have Just
cause for pride in the rieet now as
sembled in their harbor," wrote Admiral
Dewey. "Not only is it composed of
the finest and most efficient warships
that we have ever had, but it is not
excelled, except in size, by the fleet of
any nation in the world; our officers
are as good as any: and our enlisted
men are superior in training, educa
tion, physical development and devo
tion to duty to those of any other navy.
"As president of the General Board
for the-last 15 years, I can say with
absolute confidence that the efficiency
of the fleet has steadily progressed and
has never been so high as it is today.
"However, we need more ships, more
officers, and more men, and' should con
tinue the wise policy of increasing the
size of our Navy, which must remain
our first and best line of derense. This
defense, unless adequate, is impotent;
and adequacy is not reached until the
Navy is strong enough to meet on
equal terms the navy of the strongest
PLEA MADE FOR PEACE
MR. LISTKR. SPEAKS IS OLYMPU
attended church with the Governor,
was invited to address the congrega
tion, and urged the churchmen to
write President Wilson that the Na
tion wanted peace and not war.
"My vote will never be cast for war
on the basis now existing to sustain
the technical right of a citizen to go
abroad and thus place this right above
the right of the country to enjoy
peace," he said.
COLLEGE Y. M. C. A. GROWS
Corvallis Membership 486 and 400
Attend Bible Classes.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEfiR
Corvallis. Slay 16 (Special.) The
Young Mens Christian Association at
the Oregon Agricultural College has
Just closed one of the most successful
years of its history. With the total
membership increased to 486, the asso
ciation has 400 men engaged in weekly
Bible study groups, classes being held
in fraternity and club houses and in
the Corvallis churches.
The employment bureau, operated by
the association, lias obtained work for
self-supporting students, which has
amounted to more than $3000 for the
MORGAN CALLED IN SUIT
Subpena Issued for Financier in
Action to Recover Will.
WASHINGTON. May 10 J. P. Mor
gan has been subpenaed by the Su
preme Court to answer the State of
Virginia's suit to recover the will of
Martha Washington, now in the collec
tion of the financier.
He will be served when he lands in
New York from Europe.
A Maine newspaper rarently published a
Ionic wedding report, complete in everv detail
except that it did not mention the name of
either bride or bridegroom.
ROSEBl'RG CHOOSES ttVEEN
? FOR STRAWltKKllV CAR-
Washington Governor Hopes War Will
I,at Till Nations Learn There Are
Other Ways to End Dispute.
OL.YMPIA, Wash., May 16. (Spe
cial.) Governor Lister occupied the
pulpit of the Olympia Congregational
Church today when "Peace Sunday"
"I hope the present wart will not be
ended until the nations concerned are
convinced that there are other means
than the appeal to arms of settling in
ternational disputes," the Governor
said, pleading for the world court
European conditions proved that
great armies and navies did not insure
peace. Governor Lister asserted.
"The present war was caused by the
desire for more authority by those tn
authority In Europe, and in an effoTt
to show a need for large armies and
navies," he said. 4
Senator Jones, of Washington, who
4 .-,:,..- t---: :' : y--y -,j$m -ix
Miss Justine Carter.
KCC-BURG. Or., May 16.
(Special.) Miss Justine Carter
was last night elected Queen of
the Strawberry Carnival. o be
held here next week. Miss Car
ter received nearly twice as many
votes as her nearest opponent,
Florence Sinnott was elected
Home ' Indust
Oregon's Greatest Resource Is Timber
Use It Intelligently
Pavement comes nearer meeting all present-day traffic conditions than any other
type, because of its great durability, reasonable cost, low maintenance, neatness,
freedom from dust, easy riding and ease of repair. Finally, because it is the best
Since WOOD BLOCK is the best pavement in the end,and is a product of Oregon labor,
Why Not Use It?
GET ONE HUNDRED CENTS' WORTH OF PAVEMENT FOR EACH
DOLLAR SPENT BY LAYING
West Coast Lumber Manufacturers' Association
HA IS ANXIOUS
Austria Believed Preparing
People for Worst.
ton, must be restricted to five days in
SOLE TOPIC NOW IS WAR
Tyrolean Sharpshooters Guarding
Passes in Alps, While Troops or
Teutonic Allies Await Fi
nal Decision of Rome.
R-r KARL. H. VON WIEOAND.
(Staff correspondent of tho New York World
Copyright, 113, by the Press PjjbliahlnK
rnmiunv. B special cauic.
VIENNA, via The Hague,' May . 10.
In the Tyrol tonight the famous Tyro
lean sharpshooters are guarding the
cow-paths and the passes; batteries of
heavy artillery and light mountain guns
are trained on all the roads and ap
p roaches leading from Italy. To the
southward German and Austrian troops
are massed along the frontier, awaiting
the decision of Italy for war or peace.
For the first time since the Austro-
Italian question became acute the cen
sorship muzzle has been taken from the
Viennese press, which has not been al
lowed to discuss the negotiations, and
the Freie Presse. close to the govern
ment. tonight announces that the situa
tion is of the gravest, but that there is
still a flicker of hope.
It is evident that the press is pre
paring the public for the possibility of
another foe being aaaea to tne iisi
ne-sinst Germany. Austria and Turkey.
by rending the curtain long hung over
the negotiations ana snowing tne gray
lty of the situation.
Vienna for First Time In Snspense.
With the war-cloud coming from
Austria's south and southeastern fron
tiers, and another looming from Rou
mania in the east, whence 1 came today
there is for the first time something
like the tension of suspense In the air
of Vienna. The streets are crowded and
the cafes full tonight as usual, but the
sole topic of discussion war.
Italy is discusseo In language and
spoken of in terms which the censor
will not permit to pass until it is known
what Italy's decision is to be. Every
thing possible is being done even now
to avoid any irritation tbat might de
stroy the faint glimmer of hope that
Italy will be reasonable. But under
neath the scarcely suppressed quiet ex
citement and the characteristic Viennese
light-heartedness. which makes them as
popular as the more brusque North Ger
mans are unpopular, with the theaters
full as well as the cafes and concert
halls, occasionally the rage against the
possible new enemy bursts forth. Gen
erally there is an air of determination
that might be called resignation.
People Prepared for Worst.
The Emperor received Premier Sturgk
in special audience today, and there was
a general ministerial council later. I
am Informed that the relations between
Austro-Germany and Italy are not yet
broken off, and to this the hopeful are
clinging as to the last straw. The
afternoon papers warn against optim
ism; it can be said Vienna is prepared
for the worst.
The gravity of the situation is to
some extent counteracted by the news
that 100,000 prisoners, 60 guns and 200
machine guns have been captured from
the Russians in the Carpathian battles.
Large numbers of Austrians and Ger
mans, fleeing Italy, are reaching Vienna
01. every train, it was announced to
day that the sale of meat, except inut-
END OF PATIENCE REACHED
Klse Than Firmness in Lusitania Is
sue Means Disgrace to Nation.
OSWEGO. Or.. May 14. (To the Ed
itor.) It is not ray wish to make my-
elf conspicuous, but 1 do wish to
thank you for the forceful and patriotic
way in which you stand tor American
rights in this present trouble with
Germany. I am sure you are ex
pressing the sentiments or 11 good
Americans. We do not believe in the
murder of babies, women and non-
combatants, and if our Government
does not take the only stand, it ought
to I suppose we will have to suffer the
disgrace until next election.
I have favored the neutral policies
of our President; but now patience and
peace cease to be a virtue.
Surely our dreadnoughts could help
with their 16-inch guns, as the Queen
Elizabeth only has 15-inch guns and
placing ours by her side to thunder
at those forts and open a passage foe
Russia to the sea would be of great
help to the allies.
Our smaller ships would be suffi
cient to protect us asainst anything
Germany might do under present con
ditlons. V. b COOPER.
women are allowed to drink over the
bar was announced Saturday night in a
report filed by Lieutenant HarniM and
Patrolman Martin after they had ar
rested Louis Peters, a bartender at 375
Yamhill street, on a charge of violat
ing the model lliuor law. Mrs. M.
Adsit and Mrs. J. E. Cullins were held
by the police as witnesses against
In his report. Lieutenant Harms
serted that a family liquor store, for
which no license had been obtained,
was run In connection with the bjiIo.iii.
The Boll weevil did about :;o.(jmo.h.i
damage to the cotton rroo In 1 5 1 3. Nearly
IS. (MM) square mil1" of new territory ijei'ltlift
Infehte.l fli.rlnic the var. lvt-ry effort la
being ma.le to ronlrol these i-re.i,iluna,
partit'U'arly lv the ue of pawuVre.l ortti
nHrMinto )f !-H1.
EMPRESS- OPEN WEEK YET
Second Order Postpones Closing of
Theater to May 23.
Manager Tierong, of the Empress
Theater, received orders Saturday for
the closing of the theater in Portland
Sunday, May 23. This order came su
perseding a prevloua order which had
set the date a week earlier. The clos
ing at the present time is a part of the
programme involved in the re-transfer
of the circuit from the hands of Mar-
cua Loew back to Mr. Consldine.
No further information beyond the
order to close has been received by the
local management. It is thought, how
ever, that the closing will be only tern
porary and that the Western circuit
may resume in the near future.
The closing of the Empress will leave
Pantages the only vaudeville theater
operating in Portland.
Woman's Bar Keported.
The jispovpry of a saloon where
Y00 CAN'T RUB IT OUT
The pain of rheumatism is something
that you cannot rub out. Every suf
ferer from rheumatism has been ad
vised to rub this or that on the affect
ed part but after all the rubbing the
Thin, blood and rheumatism come to
gether and if they are properly treated
they will go together. One prominent
medical writer says that "there is no
acute febrile disease in which an
anemia occurs, with greater rapidity."
Anemia means thin blood and thin
blood is something that can be correct
ed, so why not build up the blood until
the rheumatic poisons are driven out? .
This is exactly what is done in the
treatment of rheumatism with Dr. Wil
liams' Pink Pills. Acute, muscular and
articular rheumatism all show improve
ment as the thin blood is built up
and when the poisons in the blood are
burned up and driven out the rheuma
tism does not return as long as tbe
blood is kept rich and red.
Care in the diet is important during
the treatment and every rheumatlo suf
ferer should have two booklets pub
lished by the Dr. Williams' Medicine
Co., Schenectady, N. Y.. called "Building
Up the Blood" and "What to Eat and
How to Eat." They are free on re
quest. Your own druggist sells Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills.
'No se puede lia-
cer foueii caldo
de mala came."
You cannot make good"!
broth from poor iucat."J
True ; many tobaccos can be made
into cigars. Several tobaccos can
De come really good cigars.
But among riper smokers there
is one tobacco leaf which every one
calls best it is the choicest of the
silky, supple leaf which grows in
Cuba. Only a few square miles on
the face of the whole earth can
produce this leaf.
You turn the soil with a spade
to find it richly moist and chocolate
colored. You watch the 6ky not
many days to know that the climate
is as fecund indeed as thesoil below.
It is this rich aromatic leaf which
makes Van Dyck so bland yet full,
so real in character.
Havana all Havana Spanish made
Two for a quarter and vp
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