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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. WEDNESTJAY, OCTOBER 6, 1915.
GREECE HAY KEEP
FAITH WITH SERBIA
Only Great Nations, Says Pre
mier, May Break Treaties
DEPUTIES IN DISORDER
Vote of Confidence in Government
Pasted After Landing of Troops
of Allies in Salonikl Has
ATHENS, via London, Oct. 5. After
Premier Venizelos had explained to the
Jhamber of Deputies the circumstances
connected with the landing of allied
troops at Salonikl, the Chamber today
passed a vote of confidence in the gov
ernment. The vote was 142 to 102,
with 13 members not voting.
Plain speaking characterized the
1'remier Venizelos accused the oppo
sition press of "selling its honor to
German propagandists." Representa
tives of the opposition journals who
were In the press gallery, directly in
front of the Premier, arose and at
tempted to file out In protest.
Opposition Journalists HI ned.
They were prevented from leaving
"by a crowd which massed behind press
boxes and were compelled to stand
there, the target of hisses and catcalls
from the crowded galleries and the
floor of the chamber.
Premier Venizelos won a triumph,
notwithstanding the most- determined
sit tacks of the opposition, which pro
tested against occupation of Greek ter
ritory by foreign troops. The Premier
did not hesitate to accept the challenge,
lie gave a frank exposition of the at
titude of the government.
"Some time has passed since the en
tente powers have made requests of
Greece." lie said in reply to ah inter
pellation on the occupation of Salonikl.
"Today they ask nothing but - this
they who offer Serbia, Greece's ally,
succor it. the event of circumstances
which would require Greece herself,
under her alliance, to give Serbia help.
Keepinff of Treaty Ursred.
"Great nations may with impunity
treat treaties as scraps of paper. For
smaller countries such a policy would
The wildest disorder broke out. The
Premier succeeded in dominating the
situation, his voice rising above the
tumult. He cried:
"We have a treaty with Serbia. If
we are honest we will leave nothing
undone to insure its fulfillment in let
ter and spirit. Only if we are rogues
may we find excuses to avoid our obligations."
were so -damaged that we were obliged
to crawl on all fours. I went ahead
amid uninterrupted cracklmgs. the
bursting of grenades, the explosion of
shells, the whistling of bullets, the
howling of shells fragments and fogs
of smoke. By holding my breath behind
my respirator I got to a point where
a trench had been repaired 35 times.
"I signaled for our batteries, which
resume a rapid fire. Then 1 creep back
to get my telephone operators. It takes
me four hours to cover the ground
which ordinarily could have been
covered 'in 25 minutes.
"This is becoming frightful. An ex
plosion throws me against a wall of a
trench. A lieutenant tells me a shell
struck in his shelter also. The French
keep on firing into the fire. How I
"How I admire the French artillery!
They are the master gunners; We can
not imitate them, I regret to say.
"God knows what they have blown
up now. From this moment, I have
lost all sensation, of fear."
REGULATION PLAN GIVEN
CONGRESSIONAL CONTROL OF IN
Chance From Varied Rale of States
Would Benefit Policr-Holdera,
Say Senator Sherman.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 5. An amend
ment to the Federal Constitution so as
to give Congress the power to regulate
insurance companies and projects was
proposed today to the World's Insur
ance Congress by Lawrence Y. Sher
man, United States Senator fi"om
Senator Sherman poined out that un
der the present system the companies
are regulated by 48 sets of statutes
enacted by the Legislatures of the
various states; that taxation under
this system is burdensome in many
instances and that policy-holders re
siding in any given state must help pay
the levies enforced on the companies
in some distant sections of the country.
"Many millions of policy-holders are
your constituents," he told his au
dience. Let your policy-holders under
stand that every tax increases their
premiums. Let their concentrated
power be employed legitimately to the
end that State Legislatures and Con
gress may not increase the cost of in
surance under the short-sighted policy
of raising further revenues in excess
of property tax from life insurance.
"The hundreds of millions of invest
ments that safeguard life insurance
contracts, the many hundreds of mil
lions of policies carried, the vast
responsibility entailed are without a
single regulation of Government of the
United States. It is proper now to
institute a movement so to amend the
Federal Constitution as to give Con
gress such power. Let it be done in
telligently and in the name of Justice."
UNION IS NOT ON TRIAL
DYNAMITE CASE TO BE TRIED
WITHOUT LABOR ISSUE.
LOAN LIST KEPT SECRET
OVER-M BSCRIPTIO IS BF.MRVED
JLESS THAN lO,0OO,(K0.
One Hundred Million Dollars of Amount
for AnElo-Krenrh Governments
j Taken by Six Applications.
NEW TOKK, Oct. G. The amount of
over-subscription to the 500,000,000
Anelo-French bond issue, it was aid
authoritatively tonight, is appreciable
in the nunmber of subscribers, but not
considers ble in terms of dollar a and
cents. Most of these subscribers came
in for relatively small amounts. With
the closing of the underwriters' books
today it was announced that the total
of all subscriptioTks would not be made
public, but that the loan had been over
subscribed. There seemed to be good grounds for
the report that the over-subscription
would be between $5,000,000 and $10,
000, 000, but nothing oficial was forth
coming to confirm this. In this con
nection it was learned tontprht that the
nix largest applications alone took care
of $100,000,000 of the- issue.
The largest subscription was for $35.
000.000, the next was for $20,000,000,
the third for $lo.000,000 and next three
for $10,000,000 each. The identity of
the.se subscribers was not revealed.
ELECTION TO BE PROBED
mixMuroLis nit vs xo haigu.
jlleanl Yotlnjc, Dent motion of Prohibi
tion llnllota nnd Circulation off
Whlnky Are Chances.
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5. Charges that
the wet forces committed wholesale
frauds in the county option election
"here yesterday are to be investigated
by the dry workers and presented to
the grand jury.
Conceding their defeat by more than
POOo, the dry leaders declared that good
citizenship demanded a thorough in
vestigation of the election. They said
the wets would be invited to join in as
certainin the truth concerning alleged.
election, trauds in every ward.
Some of the charges made are: That
in many precincts, where there were
three wet judges and no dry judges, no
attempt was made to ascertain the
qualification of voters; that in tome
jtrecints men who had not been regis
tered in a previous election were voted
in "blocks"; that in some precinct
dry ballots were thrown away and
uncounted; that whisky was freely cir
culated in an effort to influence voters.
Los A nee lea Prosecutor Say a Effort
Will Be Concentrated tn Proving
Schmidt Guilty of Crime.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5. "Organized
labor is not on irial in this case," de
clared Judge Willis, following a brief
argument addressed by Attorney Job
warriman, one of counsel lor Matthew
Schmidt, to the court in the examina
tion of a talesman who declared he
was not prejudiced against labor unions
as such, and at the same time asserted
his belief that- a man "had a right to
run his business to suit himself.
Thomas L. Woolwine, District Attor
ney, also disclaimed that the state
would attempt to "try organized labor.
saying" that he and his associates
would employ their efforts entirely in
the presentation or such evidence as
they could marshal tending to prove
Schmidt guilty of the crime with
which he stands charged, the murder
of Charles Haggerty, in connection
with the dynamiting of the Los Ange
les Times building on October 1. 1S10.
Two veniremen were passed tempor
arily today, thus making three who
may be interrogated further as to their
qualifications. The defenses chal
lenges were sustained as to three oth
ers, two of whom admitted that they
had formed convictions which would
require evidence to remove and the
third man, whom the court declared
would not make an acceptable Juror be
cause of his acquaintance with em
ployes of the Times.
GAINS BY ALLIES
HELD 100 COSTLY
Result Declared Unimportant
in Proportion to Prodig
ious Effort Expended.
GERMANS IN HIGH SPIRITS
British Said to Have Lost Half of
Forces Expended Some of Kitch
ener's Army Under Fire for
First Time in Advance.
SALEM COW RATED FIRST
Cascade Mary" Wins Prize in Dairy
Content at State lair.
SALEM. Or.. Oct. 5. (Special.)
"Cascade Mary," a Holstein owned by
W. M. Bishop, of this city, won first
prize in the dairy cow contest at the
Oregon fatate Fair. Kesults of the com
petition were announced yesterday
During the 4S hours to which the con
test was limited. Mr. Bishop's cow
produced 143.5 pounds of milk and. 4.21
pounds of fat, valued at 5U.30. E. D.
Gary's "St. Hawes Beauty," a Jersey,
took second honors, while Pickard's
Jersey, "Viva La France. captured
In the Jersey special futurity for
senior yearling? heifers, "Viva La
France took first.
FRONT IS LIKE INFERNO
CKRMAV OFFICER'S I.KTTKH 1K
NIGHT SCHOOL HEADS MEET
Naturalization Official Speaks oi
First of a series of regular monthly
meetings of principals of night school
of the city was held yesterday with
Superintendent Alderman in his office
at the Courthouse.
Henry B. Hazard. United States
Nat ura ligation inspector, spoke on re
quirements of the Government in ad
mittingr foreigners to citizenship. Th
names of those who apply for citizen
ship will be reported to the School
Board and letters will be written them
advlsins" of the opportunity given by
the night schools for them to learn the
things necessary for them to be ad
mitted by the Government.
I'ffectt vencM of Freirh Artillery Land
edTrenches o Damaged Men Must
Crawl on All-Fours.
PARIS. Oct. 5. This letter. 3ated
September 26, was found on the body
of a German officer who was killed in
"One o'clock in the morning. At 7 it
will have been "2 hours since, without
i nterruption. we have been frightfully
bombarded 7 2 hours of endless, deafen
"I was ordered into the trenches as
an observer at 7 A. M. Telephone lines
were broken. Mines and bombs were
exploding at brief intervals, inter
spersed with bullets from machine
cutis. From that point on, the trenches
UNLICENSED DRIVERS FINED
Passenger Trucks lteqnired to Dear
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Oct. 5. (Spe
cial.) Automobile drivers cperntin
passenger trucks will, in the future, be
compelled to take out licences lor th
purpose. Three drivers in. the past few
days have been fined J15 each, ani
costs, for violating this statute.
Charles Frame, of Camas; B. Brewe
operating an automobile truck to Bat
tie pround, and le Roy Van Horn, of
Portland, who operated an automobi
truck between Portland and a creamery
In this county, were fined.
The statute provides that an auto
mobile truck from another state may
enter the State of Washington and
discharge its load, but when returning,
it must be empty.
The original idea of taking Triest
seems to have been abandoned by the
Italians. According to reports from the
Italian headquarters, the plan now is
that when Gorizia, with its entrenched
camp, which is one of the most form
idable natural fortifications in exist
ence, is taken, the Italians will con
tinue their advance along the Carso
high plateau, leaving Triest on their
right and cat off from the remainder
of the Austrian empire.
This operation is contemplated with
a view to preventing the Austrians
from destroying Triest by bombarding
it from the mountains and the sea.
according to the reports.
LILLE, France. Oct. 2. by courier via
London, Oct, o. In view of the tre
mendous preparation, the amount of
ammunition used and the number of
troops employed in the great attack
along the front of less than 20 miles,
from La Bassee to a point south of
Arras, the Anglo-French gains are not
considered to have been important.
The most Important British gain was
to the south of La Bassee Canal, in as
easterly and southeasterly direction.
where the Germans were thrown back
from two-thirds of a mile to nearly
two miles along a front from a mile
to a mile and a half and two miles In
British Numbers Superior.
This was a British attack and was
declared to have been carried out by
five divisions against four infantry
regiments and one battalion of sharp-
In addition to their principal gains,
the French succeeded in taking some
round to the northeast of Arras, near
Beaurains. south of Arras and at one
or two points farther south. Beaurains,
which was utterly destroyed, is still
part of the German lines.
Along this entire front, as In Cham
pagne, the attack was preceded by a
terrible artillery fire, which began Sep
tember 24 and increased steadily in in
tensity until the morning of the 25th,
when the attack began.
British Use Gaa and Smoke.
Before attacking the British sent
alternate waves of asphyxiating gas
and dense smoke across the field, first
releasing the gas for about 10 minutes
and then the smoke for a slightly
horter time and repeating this pro
eriure several times. It was impossible
o see a tree 20 feet distant through
the smoke clouds.
Manv old British line regiroenis iook
part in the attack, but there were a
erat manv regiments oi mo "
witfVifnfr rmv. Some of the British
who were taken prisoners came unaer
ire for the first time in carrying oui
the main attack.
The German troops In places recap
tured the lost ground. This was es-
ecially true to tne easi. oi
.h...-. twn mmniinies which had broken
through the German lines had been
driven out or exterminated by 2
Allies' I.onHCH Exeeedlnsly I.arKc.
Th Gorman division corps and army
commanders unite in declaring that the
French and British losses were Krt-.i.
and that the German losses. while
heavy, were still small, taking into
consideration the character of the
The attack was ny no means
fni-o r.f a surorise. the tremendous
ombardment having given notice of its
In various trips- along the front, the
correspondent of the Associated Press
has never before encountered such high
spirits among the German troops as
nnvu In this army. Neither officers
nor men exhibit any signs of anxiety or
even uneasiness about tne situation.
On the contrary, the feeling appears
almost one of elation.
n.itlBh nrinnfrs with whom the
correspondent conversed were hibo h
xcellent spirits memauy aim pujitMj
nd their equipment was or a nature
hirh was commented on irequenny
by German officers as "luxurious."
Th. Rrilish orisoners appear to be
far superior physically and are bet- j
ter equipped than tne i-rencn. .n. kiui
number of the latter were wearing
ik.ir now Kfpel helmets, many of which
showed marks of shrapnel bullets and
in some instances rifle Dulieis, wnicn
would have been Iatal wnnoui. uic
Th German commanders, while ex
pecting further Anglo-French efforts.
profess to believe mat tneir nmoK-
nists "have piayea tneir. last ms
rumo. They declare tnat inn luss"
of the British reached 50 per cent of
the forces engaged.
TALY ALTERS ITS PLAN
Original Idea of Taking Triest
Seems lo Have Been 'Abandoned.
UDINK. Italy, via Paris. Oct. 5
MARION COURT CENSURED
Grand Jury Asks Legal Move to
Recover Money Expended.
SALEM. Or., Oct. 5. (Special.)
Recommending that District Attorney
Ringo take legal steps to compel the
County Court to refund to the County
Treasury the "money wrongfully ex
pended in the employment of special
counsel." the Marion County grand
Jury tonight, in Its report to Circuit
Judge Kelly, censured the County Court
for ignoring the District Attorney.
The report declares that employment
of special counsel by the County Court
at "quite a heavy expense" was un
necessary and "prompted solely by the
County Court's deep antipathy to the
District Attorney's office."
Nineteen true bills were returned.
15 of which were secret. Indictments
made public are: Frank C Bishop,
statutory offense; Herbert Merithew,
statutory offense; George C. Yeoman,
obtaining money under false pretenses,
and Jvdw&rd Keyes and Fannie Hard
ing, statutory offense.
SEVERE WINTER PREDICTED
Meteorologist Predicts Season Re
sembling That of 1870-1.
PARIS, Oct. 5. In view of the ap
proaches of the Winter season and Its
effect on the military campaigns, inter
est has been roused by the prediction
of Augustin Rey, the naturalist and
meteorologist, that the Winter will be
an exceptionally severe one.
M. Rey points first to the premature
snowfalls in the Alps, which began
early and reached to low altitudes, and
to the behavior of vegetation. animals
and birds, which, he says, are an lndl
cation of an early and hard Winter.
"My conclusion," he says, "Is that the
Winter of 1915-16, by Its easiness.
length and the low temperatures It will
bring, will resemble the Winter of
STATE HAS $834,400 LEFT
Mr. Kay Keporls Disbursements for
Three Months $1,490,366.
SALEM. Or., Oct. 5. (Special.) The
report of State Treasurer Kay for the
three months ending September 30,
completed today, shows $834,400.41 as
the balance on hand in the State Treas
ury. Disbursements from July 1 to
September 30 totaled t 1,430,366.65.
The general fund now has a balance
of J512. 086.70. Other funds show bal
ances as follows: Common school fund,
principal. $S6,S32.98: common school
fund, interest, J50.12I.20; Agricultural
College fund, principal and interest,
$3792.28; university fund, principal and
interest. $7201.07: A. R. Burbank trust
fund, principal and interest. $1217.15;
industrial accident fund. $109,174.8;
segregated accident fund. $32,913.26;
Oregon Soldiers' Home National fund,
$2S,415.S6. and State Fair fund, $1053.42.
"XOTJ CAN DO BE11EB FOB TxESS ON THIBD STREET"
8:30 A. M.
'9:00 A. M.
The Most in Value The Best in Quality
5:30 P. M.
6:00 P. M.
IBeautiful New Dress Goods
and Waisting Silks
Surprising Values at This Sale
Both Staple and Novelty Weaves in Plain Shades and Rich
Colorings Messalines, Taffetas, Poplins, Tub Silks, Etc.
Regular 85c, $1.00 and $1.25 Qualities, This Sale at Only
You'll Be Tempted to Purchase Now for Both Present and Future Needs.
vVhen you see for yourself what wonderful saving have been made possible by this sale there is not a
single piece that isn't perfect and new you have choice from Swiss Finished Taffetas in 36-inch width
and in all wanted plain colors a durable silk. Plain Silk Poplins of perfect weave and finish and in most
every color they come in 36-inch widths. Also Pretty Tub Silks, Messalines, Taffetas, Dress and Waist
ing Silks at 690 a yard.
THREE UNDERPRICED LOTS OF WOOLEN DRESS GOODS
65c LINES AT 45 75c LINES AT 59
Half-wool, 36-inch Plaid Fabrics in Fall and Winter Half-wool, 40-inch Plaid Fabrics in a full showing
colorings an extensive shipment just received and of rich, new colorings a . quality regularly sold at
especially underpriced at only 450 75c, on sale here at only 590
$1.00 AND $1.25 ALL-WOOL SCOTCH PLAIDS AT 89 YARD
Anderson's genuine all-wool Scotch Plaids in the new and staple color combinations qualities regularly
sold at $1.00 and $1.25 a yard priced here at 890.
ALLEGED BIGAMIST TAKEN
Dale Guffy, Who Escaped From Lane
County Jail, Cap tared in. Vlsalla.
EUGENE, Or.. Oct. 5. (Special.)
Dale Guffy, alleged bigamist, who as a
trusty made his escape from the Lane
County Jail August 5, was captured
today In Visalia, Cal.
Guffy and his first wife both declare
they thought themselves divorced, and
both married again. Upon his second
marriage a complaint was filed against
him tn Lane County, and he was ar
rested in Pendleton and complaint was
also filed against his first wife In Cen-
terville, Iowa.; The latter was dismissed.
Guffy took advantage of considera
tion shown him by the officers here
and escaped. He was jailed upon com
piainc signer by the brother of wife
No. 2, Miss Edna Blanton, now of Portland
STEEL MERGER GROWING
BETHLEHEM CORPORATION SEEKS
TO ABSORB PENNSYLVANIA.
Kegrotlatlona Alao An oi for Purchase
of Cambria Company Heavy Eu
ropean Dfmiidfl Foreseen.
NEW YORK. Oct. 3. Negotiations for
the acquisition of the Pennsylvania
Steel Company by the Bethlehem Steel
Corporation, which, if successful, may
Oregon City Flax Company Forms.
SALEM. Or.. Oct. 5. (Special.) To
buy. sell and raise flax, and through
treatment of the fiber by machinery
to manufacture linen and other by
products, is the purpose set forth by
the Willamette Valley Flax Company.
of Oregon City, which filed articles
of incorporation today with Corpora
tion Commissioner Schulderman. The
company is capitalized at $20,000. In
corporators are John W. Loder, R. B.
Cox. E. S. Ijirsen an W. C. Elliott.
SEASONABLE LINES OF
For Women and Children
Reliable qualities in all styles and sizes, with prices
as low as it is possible to make them. These special
THE RICHELIEU UNION SUITS AT .$1.00
A complete new stock of the celebrated Richelieu
Union Suits for Women the kind made with seam
less sides that fit so snug and smooth under the cor
set. They come in all styles in Fall and Winter
weight and in all sizes. Garments made J1 ff
from best select cotton. Priced, the suit P Avvl
WOMEN'S WOOL VESTS AND PANTS IN $1.00
QUALITY AT 79
An early season underpricing of a fine line of Wom
en's Wool Vests and Pants elastic ribbed, perfect
fitting garments, in gray and in white. All 7Q
sizes. Regular $1.00 quality, on sale at 5C
CHILDREN'S COTTON VESTS AND PANTS AT
' 25 A GARMENT
A splendid wearing line of Children's Fleeced Cotton
Vests and Pants, in gray nd in white; all sizes;
neatly finished, well-fitting garments of un- OC
surpassed merit, special at 4C1OC
MOST RELIABLE MAKES WOMEN'S
Complete Assortment of Style, Sizes and Colors
Five Leading Lines.
The Eudora Gloves of the finest French kid, made
with overseam and embroidery-stitched CJI CfJ
back, all colors, priced at, the pair P X iDv
The Meritor Gloves A high-grade pique-seam real
Kid Glove, in 2-clasp styles; all sizes and tf CC
colors. A Glove of standard quality, pr. P AaOvl
Meyer's Cape Gloves with Prix seams; all- sizes.
shades of tan and brown; at, the pair,
$1, $1.25 and
Dent's Cape Gloves, in both one and two-clasp styles,
all sizes. Priced at, the pair, !lO ft ft
$1.50 and pS.UU
French Kid Gloves, of extra fine quality, made with
overseam and with fancy embroidery-stitched back.
St. Regis' celebrated Gloves, priced ? T C
at, the pair p 1 . O
lead to & still larger combination of
steel companies, were in progress here
today. While it was learned that the
deal was not finally closed, it was said
on authority that an announcement to
that effect likely would be made soon.
It is also learned that negotiations
are pending1 for the purchase of the
control of the Cambria Steel Company
and that there is a possibility of a
combination of this company with the
merger. In fact, according to a high
authority, there was never a time since
the formation of the United States Steel
Corporation, 14 years ago, that so many
deals, involving many millions of dol
lars, were under way as at present.
Virtually every steel and iron com
pany in th country of any importance
baa been approached, it was said, in
the efforts of .rival interests to organize
larger corporations. Leaders In thrt
steel trade foresee after the war a
period, of reconstruction In Kurope as
the result of which there should b a
large demand for American steel
Coast Man U-Boat Officer.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5. Captain
Fred Jebsen, San Francisco ship owner
and broker, who is said to have reached
Germany disguised as a Norwegian
sailor, is one of tho officers of the
German submarine 39, according t
word received by friends here yesterday.
Perfection Oil Heaier
Tents in the Model Camp, U. S.
Marine Corps, P. P. I. E., San Fran
cisco, 1915, are equipped with Per
fection Oil Heaters. Smokeless
and odorless. Dealers everywhere.
For best results use Pearl Oil
Standard Oil Company
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