Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 06, 1915, Image 1

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    VOL.. L.V NO. 17,119.
Resignation of Minis
ter Is Reported.
French Troops Landing Said
to Number 70,000 Wen.
Funds Are Sufficient Only for
3IontIi on War Footing and Fu
ture Financial Operations
. May Depend on Allies.
PARIS. Oct. 6. An Athens dispatch
to the Havas Agency says:
"Premier Venizelos has resigned, the
King having informed him that he was
unable to support the policy of his
ATHENS. Out. 3. via Paris. Oct. 6.
Delayed in transmission.) The
French troops landing from transports
t Salonika. Greece, consist of 70,000
men. They will proceed along the
G uevijrheli-Uskup railroad to guard the
ATHENS. Thursday. Sept. 30. via
Home and Paris, Oct. 5. (Delayed in
transmission.) Greece is able to put
1 So, 000 men. fully equipped, in the
field. Although the mobilization,
which Includes men up to 43 years of
Se. probably will call for 300,000
troops, tllutse over the ISO. 000 cannot
be armed.
Finances Depend on Allies.
It is said the government has suffi
cient funds to continue on a war foot
ing for one month. The problem, there
fore, is the obtaining of money from
the Triple Entente powers.
The mobilization will be completed
Sunday night (October 3). The sign
ing of the mobilization order created
general relief here. It was considered
xn extraordinary triumph for Premier
Venizelos. who is known to have had
ft long struggle with King Conatantine
before the monarch would yield to the.
T'remier's wishes.
Crowds gathered before the foreign
office and newspaper bulletin boards
this afternoon while M. Venizelos was
In conference with the king, the people
showing an ugly temper when rumors
of a resignation of the cabinet were
Army Ignorant of Purpose.
A curious and disconcerting feature
of the Greek mobilization is the ignor
ance of the mobilized men as to their
destination or the purpose for which
were called to the colors.
The newspapers which usually In
dulge in the freest expression of opin
ion are generally silent respecting the
fate of the Serbian-Greek treaty of
alliance, which the King all along has
maintained was abrogated by the Serb
ians owing to their concessions to
Bulgaria, and the effectiveness of
which today is the key to the future
action of Greece.
A story generally current in. Athens
nd widely accepted as illustrating the
situation is that Premier Venizelos at
1 his conference with King Constantino
pleaded that the Serbian alliance must
be observed, if for no other reason than
a means of defense against Bulgaria.
Premier Retorts to Kins.
1 A close friend of King Constantino
Is authority for the statement that the
King, in reply, exhibited a telegram
from the German Emperor saying that
Greece would not be attacked by Bul
garia if she remained neutral and that
the Premier said:
"Does your majesty consider the
word of the man whose troops invaded
Belgium sufficient protection for
Bulgaria Twice Informed Mobiliza
tion Is Unfriendly Act.
PARIS, Oct. 5. "Premier Bratiano.
of Roumanla, already has twice in
ftirm.Ml Bulgaria that the latter's mob
ilisation is regarded by the Bucharest
govei ninent as an unfriendly act," says
the Matin. The newspaper adds:
"Roumanla. from a military point of
view, is ready for any eventuality,
thanks to the blunder on the part of Austria-Hungary,
which a month ago, closed
the frontier, which .save lioumania the
required pretext for concentrating
troops. Roumanla thus is safe from all
surprise attacks."
German Paper Recalls Indignation
of Allies Roa id ins Belgium.
LONDON. Oct. 6. The Tageblatt. of
Berlin, is quoted by Reuter's corre
spondent at Amsterdam as recalling
the indignation expressed by the en
tente powers at the violation of Bel
gium's neutrality by Germany.
Discussing the report that the allies
are sending troops to the assistance
of Serbia across Greek territory, the
Tageblatt says the . entente powers
have seized the first opportunity of
ignoring the rights of smaller nations,
notwithstanding their previous pre
tense of protecting them.
Invitations to Hangings Stopped.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 5. No
more invitations are to be issued for
hangings at the two California State
Penitentiaries, according to the ruling
cf the Board of Prison Directors.
EMort "Being Made to Apprehend
Man, 2G, and Girl, 15, Who
Started Flight Recently.
ROSEBURG, Or., Oct. 5. (Special.)
Edwin. Johnson, aged 26. and Ruth
Thompson, aged 15, who Sunday eloped
from Blodgett, 15 miles west of Cor
vallis. arrived in Roseburg Monday and
appliea for a marriage license at the
office of the County Clerk. They were
accompanied to the clerk's office by
Miss Agnes Grinstead, at whose home
they were entertained during their stay
in Roseburg.
" On account of the inability of the
couple to obtain a satisfactory witness
who was acquainted with Miss Thomp
son, the marriage license was refused
by the County Clerk. Miss Grinstead
was acquainted with Mr. Johnson,
whom she met in Benton County.
Sheriff Quine believes the couple left
here last night for Grants Pass or
Jacksonville. He today notified' the
Sheriff of Benton County, and an effort
is being made to apprehend them.
Clara Morris, "Woman of Sorrow,"
to Get Income on $50,000.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5. (Special.)
Clara Morris, the actress, best known
in the last few years as a woman of
sorrow, has at length found a rift in
the clouds through which has come a
ray of sunshine.
. Blind, aged and widowed, a bit of
good fortune has come to her that will
keep her safe for the rest of her days
from poverty to relieve which friends
have often rallied to her aid.
The income f rom . $50,000 has been
bequeathed to her by Samuel W. Har
riott, brother of her late husband, the
accounting of whose estate was filed
Use Confined to Drinking and Fire
Purposes Until Reservoir Fills.
CORVALLIS, Or., Oct. 5. tSpecial.)
Corvallis is in grave danger tonight
should a fire occur. The city water
supply is exceedingly low. About noon
today the superintendent, observing
the water gauge, discovered that the
pressure had decreased from 80 to less
than 40 pounds. He immediately or
dered use of water for all purposes ex
cept fire and drinking stopped. " At
the Intake, 15 miles west of Corvallis
on Mary's ' Peak, workmen discovered
that two of the gates had been opened
and water was turned back into the
creek. It will require between one and
two days to fill the reservoir.
American-Hawaiian Fleet Held in
Canal Zone Ordered to Sail.
SAX f RAN CI SCO, Oct. 5. Seven
steamers of the American -Hawaiia n
line, held at Balboa and Cristobal,
Panama, by slides in the Canal, which
may not be cleared away for a month,
were ordered today to proceed by way
of Magellan Straits.
The Arizonan, lowan and Nevadan
were bound here from New York and
were held at Cristobal. Four others,
the Oh loan, Alaskan, and Montanan,
from here for New York, and the Ken
tuckian from the Hawaiian Islands,
were, held 0it Balboa.
Sirs. Iank hurst Sajs Opposition to
Women Workers Is Treason.
LONDON. Oct. 5. .Irs. Emmaline
Pankhurst, at a woman's social and
political union meeting in London, to
day openly denounced as traitors rep
resentatives of organized labor who,
she said, were opposing the employ
ment of women in the present crisis.
"I asked the government to set up
factories to train women in 'munition
works," she said. "Mr. Lloyd George
was willing, the women were willing,
but this training of women was opposed
by organized skilled workers. This is
nothing short of treachery."
Speaker Joins Sheriffs Force to
Prevent Lynching.
Speaker Clark and his son were in a
posse that met and dispersed a mob of
20 men that attempted to lynch Har
rison Rose, a negro, early today.
The mob attacked the jail, broke the
outer doors and was pounding with
sledge hammers on the inner door when
the Sheriff appeared with the posse.
The mob was quickly dispersed.
Rose is under indictment for the
murder of a farmer.
Five of lrraosa Chiefs Aides Share
Same Fate; Others in Prison.
TAIN AX. Formosa, Sept. 10. Cor
respondence of the Associated Press.)
Rah-Chun, ringleader of the recent na
tive insurrection against Japanese au
thority, and seven of his associates
have been executed for sedition and
Followers to the number of 125 have
been septenccd to from nine to 1
years' imprisonment. There are guo
awaiting iriai in connection with the
Mayor's Alleged Pre
election Word Cited.
Special Session of Legislature
to Be Requested.
City Executive's Order Closing Sa
loons on Sunday Said to Have
Followed Move to Indict Him.
Amusements May End, Too.
CHICAGO, Oct. 5. Saloonkeepers
liquor dealers and brewers. Incensed
over Mayor Thompson's order closing
Chicago saloons on Sunday, will ask
Governor Dunne to call a special ses
sion of the Legislature to amend the
dram shop law so as to permit large
cities of the state to determine by a
referendum vote whether their saloons
are to remain closed on Sundays, ac
cording to Anton J. Cermack. chairman
of the executive committee of the Unit
ed Societies, a liquor men's organiza
tion. Mayor Thompson based his order on
a state statute which prohibits saloons
from keeping open on Sunday, ind
which provides a penalty of $200 for
Allt-ged ' Pledge Made Public
Cermack said a petition containing
300,0(0 names would be presented to
the Governor in support of the request
of the salocnmen.
Mr. Cermak tonight gave out a type
written pledge which he said was given
voluntarily by the Mayor before elec
tion. The pledge purporting to bear Mr.
Thompson's signatur-i recited that the
signer "will oppose all laws known as
'blue laws' and that he especially de
clares that he is opposed to a closed
Sunday, believing that the state law
referring to Sunday closing is obsolete
and should not be enforced by the city
administration; and that he is opposed
to all ordinances tending to curtail the
citizens of Chicago in the enjoyment
of their liberties on the weekly day of
fpeclal l'rrjnlta Favored.
Further clauses read that the signer
favors special bar permits until 3 A. M
to reputable societies giving entertain
ments; that as Mayor he will use his
veto power to prevent enactment of
ordinances aiming at abridgement of
personal liberty or intended to repeal
existing liberal ordinancesihat he wil
oppose the extension of prohibition ter
ritory in the city limits "unless de
manded by a majority of residents in
a district in which at least two-thirds
of the building lots are improved with
dwelling houses"; that he is unalter
ably opposed to having the anti-saloon
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Th Weather.
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature,
degrees; minimum, 44 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds.
Germany disavows sinking of Arabic, will
pay idemnity. Page 1.
Gains by allies regarded as unimportant in
proportion tq prodigious effort made.
Page i
Premier of Greece said to have resigned.
Page 1.
Greece may keep faith with Serbia, Page 2.
United States at war for purposes of great
Xaval maneuvers. Page 1.
Administration attitude on tariff unchanged.
Page 14.
Congress may be asked to build navy on
oasis or 49 iirsi-ciaas battiesnipa. fago x.
Chicago Jiquor men plan fVght against Sun
day closing. Page 3.
Pacific Coast League results: Salt Lake S,
-t'ortland 7; v emon 4, San Franrtsco O;
Oakland-Los Angeles game postponed.
Page 12.
Philadelphia has had her share of world's
aeries excitement. Page 12.
Jefferson to clash with academy today in
interscholastic season opener. age 12.
Pacific Northwest.
L. R. Stinson commits suicide at home near
baiom. Page 1.
Pendleton jury convicts Lee Dale of homi
cide in 20 minute. Page 6.
Roseburg elopers vainly try to wed. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Four hundred cars of wheat bought lor
shipment Fast. Page 17.
Buying by Wall-street ' speculators advances
wheat at Chicago. Page 17.
War shares slump on heavy selling. Page 17.
Hind. Rolph & Co. demand damages for ac
cident to puako. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
O. B. CuIdweH named sunerlntendent of
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany. Page 6.
Oregon temperance women's reception to
Eastern delegates is arranged. Page 13.
Washing ton -street realty deal made in fig
ure near $85,000 mark. Page tf.
J. A. Fouilhoux says auditorium can be start-
eu in December. Page 7.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 17.
Fire-prevention study is begun in schools.
Page 1 L
Registrations heavy at city night schools.
Page il
More women nan ted to make bandages for
wounded. Page 6.
Colorado Minors Voting Ten to One
in I'avor or Acceptance.
DENVER. Out. 5. Miners employed
by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company
are voting at the rate of 10 to 1 in
favor of the Rockefeller industrial
pla.n. With returns from eight camps
reported, the vote today stood 1192 for
the plan and 106 against it. It was
expected that the last polls would be
taken Wednesday.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., started late
today for Wyoming to complete his
inspection of Colorado Fuel & Iron min
ing properties. He will visit the Sun
rise mine, an Iron ore property in
Platte county, near the Wyoming-Ne
braska line, tomorrow.
Berlin Keport Says Allies Vessels
Destroyed Hospital.
BERLIN, Oct. 5. (By wireless to
Sayville. N. Y.) "Reports received from
Adalia say that two torpedo-boats, one
of which was French, have shelled
that city." says the Overseas News
Agency. "The municipal hospital,
which flew the Red Cross flag, was
destroyed and one of the inmates
Adalia Is a seaport of Asia Minor on
the Gulf of Adalia witli a population
of about 50,000. probably three-fourths
of whom are Mohammedans and the
remainder Greeks.
Overwork, Resulting in
Breakdown, Cause.
Son Hears Shot and Finds
Parent Dead by Bedside.
Office of Grand Keeper of Kecords
and Seal or Knights or Pythias
In Oregon Held 1 8 Years and
Acquaintance Slate-Wide.
SALEM. Or.. Oct. 5. (Special.) L. R.
Stinson. for 18 years grand keeper of
records and seal of the Knights of
Pythias for Oregon, committed suicide
late today at his farm In Polk County,
just across the Willamette River trorr.
Salem. He shot himself through th?
heart with a 12-gauge shotgun. Over
work, resulting in nervous prostration
about a month ago, is said by mem
bers of the family and friends to have
affected Mr. Stinson's mind. They de
clare he was not mentally responsible
for his act. He was 53 years old.
The suicide took place shortly after
5 o'clock tonight in Mr. Stinson"s bed
room at his home. A son. Logan fcStin
son. and hie mother, Mrs. A. L. stinson,
were in the house at the time of the
shooting Hearing a shot they rushed
into the bedroom, where they found
Mr. Stinson lying at the side of the
bed. The shotgun he had used lay at
his side. Death was instantaneous.
o Indueat to He Held.
According to Logan Stinson. hij
father had seated himself on the bed.
placed the muzzle of the shotgun to
his breast and pulled the trigger. The
authorities were at once notified, and
Mr. Stinson's body was brought to
Salem. No inquest v.-ill be held.
Mr. Stin3on was a native of Oregon,
having been born in Albany January 3,
1S6U. When a year old his parents
moved'lo Salem, where he had resided
since. He was a printer by trade, and
prior to his election as keeper of rec
ords and seal for the grand lodge of
the Knights of Pythias, conducted a
printing shop here. When the late
Frank W. Benson was Secretary of
State (1907-1911) Mr. Stinson was ex
pert printer with the state printing
I'ralrrnal UIHee Held 1H lean.
For IS successive years Mr. Stinson
was unanimously elected grand - keeper
of records and seal for the Knights of
Pythias. He was regarded by members
of the rand - lodge as one of its most
efficient officers, and through the nature
of his work had a wide acquaintance
throughout the state. He was a mem
ber of Central Lodge No. 18. Knights
of Pythias, this city.
Besides his 'mother and son, Logan
('onchi1eri on pace 1'olumn I!.)
Tuesdays War Moves
RUSSIA'S ultimatum to Bulgaria ex
pired -at 4 o'clock yesterday, but
up to a late hour last night, so far as
known in London, no answer had been
received and none was expected.
It is taken for granted that King
Ferdinand and his ministers are defi
nitely committed to the Germanic al
lies, and. in return for European ter
ritory to be ceded after the war, has
undertaken to assist actively in the
operations against Serbia, thus hop
ing to open the way for the Austro
German army, the objective of which
is the Sea of Marmora.
The entente . powers, in this belief,
have landed or are landing, a force
at Saloniki, which will take upon itself
the duty of protecting the main rail
way line through Serbia and Greece
and give what assistance it can to the
Balkan allies, should they be attacked
by Bulgaria. This infringement of
Greek neutrality has brought forth a
formal protest from the Greek govern
ment, but in the words of one corre
spondent, "it is being winked at" by
the great majority of the people of
The Opposition in the Greek chamber
also has made protest against the pol
icy of Premier Venizelos which, it is
said, is forcing Greece Into an unneces
sary war. The Chamber yesterday
passed a vote of confidence In the
Premier, but Paris has received news
that the Premier today resigned on
being informed by the King that the
latter could not give assent to his war
The next move devolves upon Bul
garia, and as soon as she moves, the
Anglo-French troops which are being
mobilized will be put in motion, while
the fleets in the Black Sea and the
Aegean will assume the appointed
Meanwnile. Russia, whose armies for
five months have been retiring, has
begun on energetic offensive along a
wide front from Rita to ntthi.i r
Vilna. and. according tn itnntruui
reports, has already mt -hk
slderable success. This, however, is
denied by Berlin, which says that all
the Russian attacks have been repulsed.
On the western front, the big guns
have again undertaken the task of at
tempting to level the German entrench
ments, presumably in preparation for a
continuation of the attacks which
proved successful in Artois and Cham
pagne. In some sectors there has been
infantry fighting, in which a trench or
a few yards of a trench, changes hands,
this being particularly the case in the
areas where the allies have made their
ana wnere trie Germans are try
ing to win back the lost ground.
The British fleet, too. is almost con
gruously oomoarding the German posi
tions on the coast of Belgium.
October . mil.
Battle is violent north of river Oise.
German balloons direct deadly fire
on Antwerp. '
British battleship Triumph helps In
bombardment of Tsing-Tau.
Liquor to stand greatest part of
100.000.000 United states emergency
Rev. O. II. Holmes, Forest irovc.
Named by Governor ror Place.
SALEM, Or., Oct. i. (Special.) Gov.
ernor Withyconibc today appointed
Rev. o. H. Holmes, or Forest Grove, a
member of the parole board. Hev. Mr.
Holmes is a Congregational minister.
He came to Oregon from Iowa, where
he was lor three sessions a member of
the State Legislature.
During his legislative services he
was chairman of the penitentiary com
mittee and is the author of the Iowa
indeterminate sentence law. He Is said
to have had considerable: experience in
matters .relating to prisons.
John F. Logan, of Portland, is the
other appointee, the other member be
ing named by law.
Physician Reports Little Change in
I Condition of Patient.
Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway. who un
derwent an operation at the Good
Samaritan Hospital several weeks ago,
was reported to be still very low last
niht. However, no appreciable change
for the worse yesterday could be de
tected. Dr. J. C. Zan, who has charge or the
case, said last night that an examina-
tion of his patient would be made to-
oay. ii tne lntectlon continues to
spread another operation will be per
formed if Mrs. Duniway is thought
strong enough to withstand it.
Federal Health Service to Lend
Tents and Other Equipment.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 5. In response
to a message from Governor Hall, of
Louisiana, asking for assistance in tak
ing care of the homeless. Acting Sec
retary Newton, of the Treasury, today
authorized public health service offi
cials to lend tents and other equipment
to Gulf Coast hurricane sufferers.
Governor Hall telegraphed that S0O0
or 6000 persons were homeless and des
Berlin Xe Agency Declares Sub
marine Gave No Warning.
BERLIN, Oct. 5. (By wireless to
Sayville.) "The German steamer Svi
onia was shelled in the Baltic Sea by
a British submarine without previous
warning." the Overseas News Agency
declares today.'
"The submarine.'' adds the news
agency, "first flew the German flag
aud then the British."
Daniels Is "Inclined to
Favor" Plan.
Proportion of Other Vessels to
Be Worked Out Later.
Value of Large Keserves Strikinfly
Illustrated by War In Europe.
Xaval Advisory Board to
Organize Today.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 5. Congress
probably will be asked to approve in
December a continuing building policy
ror the Navy, having for its object
maintenance of the Navy on the basis
of at least 4S first-class battleships.
The proportion of superbattle cruisers,
scouts. destroyers, submarines and
auxiliaries would ue worked out from
this figure.
Secretary Daniels said today that
the proposal to recommend to Con
gress the establishment of this policy
had been discussed by him both with
President Wilson and with Chairman
Padgett of the House naval affairs
Urflnl'.e Drrlalon Delayed.
While he explained that no definite
decision had been reached, the Secre
tary Indicated that he was inclined to,
favor such a plan. The Navy General
Board for many years has computed its
construction estimates on a basis simi
lar to that suggested, but the proposal
to write the plan into an appropriation
bill as a definite and continuing build
ing policy never has received the ap
proval of any Secretary of the Navy.
Secretary Daniels declared that if
the policy received the approval of the
pcopie lie had little doubt that Con
gresses to come would follow it tn
principle, so that the yearly expendi
ture on the Navy could be computed
in advance with a considerable degree
of accuracy.
Ammunition ReMcrvm Neerannry.
Congress will be asked also to make
more liberal provision in reserves of
ammunition than ever before has been
thought necessary. Secretary Daniels
said the necessity of huge reserves of
ammunition had been the most strik
ing lesson drawn from the European
war. The amount to be sought for this
purpose was not disclosed.
Thomas A, Edison, chairman of the
Naval Advisory Board, arrived in
Washington tonight to preside over
the first meeting of the board here'
tomorrow. The other 22 members are
all expected to be present.
At a brief session the board w-ill
plan for future meetings, for divisions
of labor among its members and for
conferences with many experts. Then
the members will go to the White
House to be received by President Wil
son and will visit the Naval proving
grounds at Indian Head to see testa of
the newest 14-inch Navy gun.
The first problem for the civilian
board will be that of developing satis
factory gasoline or oil engines for
aeroplanes and submarines.
The problem of defense against tor
pedo attack probably ranks second in
Minister From Panama Says Amer
ica Is Facinj Test.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 5. Eusebia A.
Morales, the Minister from Panama,
speaking here today at a conference
on National defense, being conducted
under the auspices of the Navy League. Q
the National Rifle Association and the
Council of National Defense, declared
all the American republics were watch
ing the preparedness of the United
States because, he said, upon it 'depends
the defense of the Monroe Doctrine.
The declaration of the United States
that the American continent cannot be
the object of conquest or foreign ag
gression, he said, now faces threat
ening realities.
"Suppose," said Dr. Morales, "that
England and France are vanquished
during this war? What will be the
fate of their colonies in America? Will
the American continent look with in
difference on the occupation by Ger
many of French and British Guinea, of
British Honduras and the islands which
enclose the Caribbean Sea? .
"The answer appears to be obvious."
Dr. Morales said that the Monroe
Doctrine faced "threatening realities."
and that because of it the National
defense of the United States was inti-:
mately bound up with the whole of the
American continent.
"In the face of the present situation."
he continued, "it would be wise not tc
persist In the illusion of security In
which we have lived, but to create for
the deTcnse of the continent and the
harmonious development of the Ameri
can nations an organization which In
itself would command respect.
"In this organization there falls
upon the United States the preponder
ant role, not only because it Is the
most powerful country of the conti
nent, but because It has voluntarily
constituted itself the champion of the
other American nations."
A country .K war with the United
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