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VOL. XXXIV NO. 44.
PORTLAND, .OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CHUM ALARMED BY
ACTION OF JAPAN
Warning Gives Encour
agement to Rebels.
SERIOUS OUTCOME IS FEARED
Movement to Restore Mon-
archy Beyond Stopping. -
VOTING STILL GOES ON
Allies' Representatives Said Not
to Have Been Advised by Their
. Governments as to Atti
tude Toward Change.
PEK1N. China. Oct. 30. (Special.
"While outward calm prevails in Pekin.
Japan s communication has caused ex
citement In official circles, as it is
feared this is only a prelude to further
action. It is incomprehensible to the
Chinese why Japan chose the present
moment to hand in the communication,
as the secret service must have in
formed the Tokio government two
months aso that a monarchy was.
surely ' coming.
The communication is more likely to
cause trouble than to prevent it. by
encouraging the revolutionists with the
idea that foreign powers are against
the restoration of the monarchy, and
thus strengthening the opposition to it.
Restoration Beyond Stopping.
Foreigners and Chinese realize that
the restoration movement has gone so
far that it is impossible to stop it.
Japan s action is all the more strange,
considering that Premier Okuma a
fortnight ago said that the restora
tion of the monarchy was Chinas do
mestic affair, that it had been decided
on and that he was convinced it would
be brought about peacefully. The Chi
nese government, he said, was fully
able to control any situation which
might arise and Japan had no right to
In somo quarters Japan's communi
cation is considered an-tmpertlnence..
Allien Not Fully Advised. .
It is said here that the Russian Min
ister had not received any intimations
from his home government, but accom
panied the Japanese Charge d" Affaires.
Obata, with the object of fully under
standing the situation should compli
tm... IT- .... . . H Hfint.tAi- ,1 i A not Attend.
because he was not invited and had no
Instructions from his nome govern
Whether the British Minister was
advised by his government is not
known, but it is most significant that
tion he waited for the British Minister
Both the British and Russian Minis
ters remained silent, forcing Obata to
The elections are still going on. and
as no auempi is ocm; roaae la alter
the voting schedule, the monarchy un-
GOUDteaiy win no necmea on.
WASHINGTON" WILL NOT ACT
Great Britain and Russia rail to
Obtain Promise of Aid.
WASHINGTON", Oct. 30. Great Brit
ain and Russia, as well as Japan, it be
came known today, have made unsuc
cessful efforts to enlist the aid of the
United States to prevent the establish
ment of a new monarchy in China and
the abandonment of the present repub
lican form of government.
Conversations between Secretary
Lansing and the ambassadors of those
powers failed to elicit from the Wash-
t loncliiiid OH PaRe
' " - I m - I jT- I - " I Ml aB I I
NOVEMBER 15 TO
BE WEDDING DAY
DATE OF W1LSOX-GALT KCP
TIALS BELIEVED CHOSEX.
Official Information Refused, but
Democrats Count on Reception
as Feature of Meeting.
WASHINGTON. Oct.' 30. (Special.)
Monday, November 15, 1915, 6 o'clock in
the evening, the home of Mrs. Norman
Gait. 130S Twentieth street Northwest,
Washington, D. C. will be day, hour
and place of the wedding of President
Wilson and Mrs. Edith Boiling Gait, ac
cording to intimate r friends of both
families wbo discussed the subject to
In advance of an official announce
ment, which is expected soon, no offi
cial information was available. Many
facts, however, bear out the date . of
November 15.' especially the flat state
ment that Dr. Cary T.. Grayson, the
President's intimate friend and physi
cian, has cancelled an engagement to
address a medical society in Dallas,
Tex., the week before.
At the White House it was said: "No
announcement regarding the time or
place of the wedding has yet been au
thorized and the President will not
permit any statement at this time."
Despite the non-committal state
ment, leading Democrats who are ar
ranging for the meeting of the Na
tional committee here December 7 made
it plain that they have learned that
one of the big features of the meeting
will be a reception at the White House
by the President and the new first
laoy or the land at that time.
GENERAL STAFF FAVORED
British Urged to Adopt Plan of Ger
mans lor Rest of War.
LONDON. Oct. SB si, .I.. i..
... - " "tuuai j
mi me newsnanei- .. . -j . .
smaller Cabinet, which
suited in Premier
.. ... j . v i u j, .
- u.onuae me constitution in defi-
"no xorm or an fnn.. wo-
' ' " (.UUUUIl,
there has arisen in vnrinn.
quarters an advocacy of a creation of
- sec, i, man on the German plan.
-iue weeKiy Nation, in an article
mib .suDject. says it believes th
lack of such a body has been responsi
ble for all the graver errors of th
war. It points out tb r-
general staff is i
- nnuvc iue
greater commands in the fighting
aery.!.. ' - - '
-... ia, ln a word, the brain
oi ids Germany army.
RICH PERFUMER PUNISHED
Supplying Essence to Germans Costs
MONTPELUER, France, Oct. 30.
"u' y xxttumc, a. millionaire perfum
distiller, of Montone. has h.n
tenced by a courtmartial here to five
years imprisonment and to pay i
fine of 20.000 francs ($4,000) for hav
Ing supplied essence of neroli to i
firm nf nrfum, inotmf .......
Cologne. The court also ordered goods
oeionsing to tne periumer to th
value of 270,000 francs (Jo 1.000) con
ivacine originally was sentenced by
a courtmartial sitting at Marseilles
to perpetual deportation. He obtained
a reversal of Judgment and was sent
nere ior trial py courtmartial. '
301 EGGS LAID -IN YEAR
Mother of Corvallls Performer Pro
dries 834 Times in Fonr Years.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL. COLLEGE.
Corvallls. Oct. 30. (Special.) Another
300-egg hen has "arrived" at the Ore
gon Agricultural College. Thle hen,
E-115. finished her first 12 months of
laying with 301 eggs to her credit. She
is a granddaughter of C-543, which,
two years ago, laid 29 eggs. . Her
mother, B-42, has just made a world's
record of 834 eggs in four consecutive
The record of E-115 lacks two eggs
of equaling the record of Lady Mac
duff, the college hen, which two years
ago made the world's record of 303
IN NEWS EVENTS
x r Aiftvrssh. v . m . i s -is v a a i i i v. ' I . . . I I ia
OREGON DAK EXCELS
ALL IN ENTHUSIASM
U of O
Great Crowds Throng
WEATHER IS- MADE TO ORDER
Governor Plants Fir Tree and
ROSY PREDICTIONS MADE
Intertwining of Interests of Sister
States on Pacific Coast Is
BT ANNE SHANNON MONROE.
OREGON EXPOSITION BUILDING,
San Francisco, Oct. 30. (Special.) All
nature smiled on Oregon day, giving
us glorious sunshine and blue skies,
without a particle of wind, and the
crowds thronged the grounds and th
building all day and all evening. Tiie
ceremonies were held out of doors, at
ih. uosf .nd of the ereat lot pavilion.
with President Clark, chairman, and
all five of the Oregon Commissioners
present R. A. Booth. O. M. Clara.
L. Hawley, John F. Logan and W. L.
sn,inr Booth and Governor vYitny-
combe delivered the main addresses for
Oregon. Vice-President De Young ior
the exposition, and J. J. Dwyer. pres
ident of the State Board of Harbor
Commissioners, in behalf of the Gov
ernor of California.
Oreajoo Souvenir (ilven.
An immense audience gathered and
afterward went inside, where they were
presented with Oregon souvenirs, lo
ganberry juice and Klamath cheese. The
Commisioners. the Governor and other
prominent Oregonians held an Informal
reception. It was declared the most
enthusiastic state day ever held on the
grounds and the most noteworthy day
for Oregon, unless we except Benson
Mr. Clark wu particularly happy ln
his remarks, thanking the exposition
officials for everything, including the
perfect day. He gave President Moore
credit for having inspired the building
of the great log house that has been
such a joy to thousands.
Ureat Pillars Symbolical.
J. J. Dwyer, after graceful felicita
tions. said: "The solidity of the 48
pillars of the great Oregon building is
symbolical of the solidity of the union
of American states." He went on:
"Oregon has been grandly helpful to
California in her limitless efforts for
the success of the exposition: we are
deliarhted to honor her.
"Oregon, our neighbor and our
friend; the state whose name means
big ear, and whose citizens keep their
cars to the ground to hear all that is
coming for her good: in every respect
ye are as good as, if not beter than
California," said Mr. De Young. He
went on in an impassioned plea for
the united effort of the three Coast
states, together with the rest of the
West, to overthrow the deadening ef
feet of a conservation policy that has
"The war In Europe is not compara
ble to the cruelty of Government acts
in the name of conservation." he said.
He was applauded vigorously.
Governor Plants Fir Tree.
The services were varied here to per
mit Governor Withycombe to plant
Douglas fir tree.
Senator Booth, in his address, rose to
magnificent heights of oratory, makin
one of the greatest speeches ever made
on the Exposition ground.", the key
note being the interlocking of Oregon
continued on Page 6. Column 1.1
OF PAST WEEK CARTOONIST REYNOLDS FINDS
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum ' temperature 57
dcsrei ; minimum 48 degrees.
TODAY'S Rain; fresh southerly winds."
China alarmed by warning given by Japan.
Section 1. page 1. -
American troops Intrenched on border ready
to return fire. Section 1. pace 1. '
Germany declares Russia Is "broken in two."
Section 1. pace 1.
Nine epis executed by Germans ln Belgium.
Section 1. pags- a.
Berlin report says allies arc preparing to
leave Saloniki. Section 1, pace 1.
Wilson-Gait wedding day to be November
jo. tecuon i. pag x.
Suffrage Ui.ion leaders break precedent In
cnoice or members or Congress to con
duct ficht. Section 1. page 5.
Building of new warships at Pacific Coast
iua seems unuaeiy. section i, page.
Orsgon day celebrated at San Francisco. Sec
tion l, page 1.
Court raps hyphenated Americana in sen
tencing agents wno recruited lor urllisu.
Section 1, page 7.
Falls City enters new era of prosperity. Sec
tion -U page a.
Portland sends minr atudents to State Uni
versity, bectlon 1. page 9.
Lieutenant-Governor Taylor would be Idaho
covernot. Section 1. page 8.
California blow at nonpartisan plan affects
wasmngton. bectlon 1. pag S.
Sheridan industries resent Portland protests
against new - lumber rates. Section 1.
Washington-Oregon holdings sold under fore
closure. Section 1. page 9.
State ' Editorial Association programme an
nounced, section 1. page 10.
Clayton JDavolt. 16, is shot and seriously
wounded by Eugeno Rhodes, near Kelso.
Section 1, page 10.
Mosler sells entire crop of fancy apples to
-tew ion. iirm. "section page iv.
Oregon Aggies clearly .outclass Michigan
-iFgies. winning I'O to o. section ,
Aggies to get ovation on return from lMcbl-
gan Wednesday. feectton -. pass 3- .
Wa.ninEton State defeats Idaho. 41 to O.
aectton 2. pace J.
Ore-Ton is on edge for contest with Aggies.
section z, page 9.
Lincoln victory upsets Interscholastle - cat
call xoaowers. section x. oase J.
Big leaguers will play only on game here,
ftovfoiDer jS. section page .
Aggies start trip homeward today. Section
-. pago 5.
Oregon defeats Willamette, 47-0. Section 2,
University of Chicago aurprlses by defeat
ing Wisconsin. 14-13. section -, page a.
Yale Is humbled by Colgate, 15-0. Section
. page 2.
Portland Academy defeats Hill Military
Academy 31 to f. Section 2, page
Harry B. Smith ch'.ases All-Star Coast base
ball team. Section S, page 4.
Salt Lake fans loyal to team. Section ,
Real Estate and Building.
Alisky repairs only important building per
mit of week. Section 4. page lo.
Causes of property depreciation are listed.
section 4. page iv.
New East Side commission house center
.'wa. Section 4, page 10.
Act-aobiles and Roads.
New Reoa arrive auJ. -'-i placed at Land
snow. Section 4, page a.
Visiting Chalmers official declares busi
ness beat ln 2a years. Section 4, page 7.
Credit for good loads is given to Ford autos.
section 4. page tf.
Commercial and. Marine.
Apple market strong with prices tending
upward, section "I, page id.
Wheat weak at Chicago, owing to record
Dreaaing receipts, section z, pago la.
Stock 'market firm in face of profit-taking
sales. - section page lj.
Railway eharei displace war- stocks as mar.
ket-features. Section 2. page 15.
Steamboat inspectors are Instructed to omit
examination of certain seamen. Section
. Jr page 6.
Scarcity of tonnage causea advance of OO
cents In lumber rates on coast, section
A page e.
British steamer Queen Maud leaves with
first Portland paper shipment to Aus
tralia. Section 2, page 6.
Portland and Vicinity.
Five hurt in Jitney crash between two street
cars. Section 1. page 16.
Lord and Lady Aberdeen greeted on arrival.
Section 1. page its.
County expenditure material compiled for
advisory budget committee. Section 1.
Taxes on Portland property for 1916 esti
mated at "o mills, section l. page it
Oregon National Guard is returning from
successes at National rule match. sec
tion 1. page 14.
Ad Club loganberry song contest ends to
day. Section 1. page lu.
All stores not exempted by law. opening to
day, will risk ultimate prosecution. Sec
tion l. page 14.
Pets' parade at Central Library success de
spite uncertain weather.. Section L
County valuation for year Is 12S6,SSS,Co'i.
Section 1. page l
Work of artists, on exhibit now, landed.
Section 1, page id.
Samuel G. Blythe, noted writer, shies at
publicity. Section 1, page 11'.
Review oC business . for month shows lm
provemcnt. Section 1, page 13.
Eva Booth, commander of Salvation Army
in States, due here I-rlday. Section 1
page 1 1.
Investigation of "slab" at civil servrce sys
tem is begun, section l. page 11.
Bis shift of city workers expected on ac
count of reducing force. Section 1
TWO, SAYS GERMAN
Forts Abandoned With
IVANGOROD FITTED TO HOLD
Speedy Evacuation "Uneth
ical" in Military View.
GILDED DOME IS MASKED
Teutons, Deceived by Luxuriant Fo
liage Covering Great Landmark,
Say Enemy Has Been Learn
ing From Japanese.
BT JAMES CDONXELl. BEXN'ETT.
(Copyright. 1915. by the Chicago Tribune.
ruoiisaea dy arrangement. f
CZEXSTOCHOWA. Russia, Sept. 16.
In the days before the war the first
object seen by the traveler journeying
up or down the Vistula to the city of
Ivangorod was the golden dome of the
garrison's Greek church, which rises
from the center of the great block of
buildings constituting the fortress of
Ivangorod. For miles upon miles across
the plain it was visible, and when the
late afternoon sun shone across it it
blazed against the sky like a ball of
Tho dome Is still there.
But unless he looked sharply the
traveler who sought It now- would see
nothing ln that direction save what
might striko him as a lofty tree) or
perhaps a group of three or four trees
Df peculiarly luxuriant foliage. If he
had some hint that a deception had
been practiced, and if he surveyed the
landscape from the river through field
glasses he probably would suspect the
outline of this great mass of trees was
too regular to be natural, and if he
were an artillery man he would almost
surely suspect something.
Ullded Dome Not Seea.
His suspicion would be Justified.
Certain German artillery men were a
good deal baffled when they came into
this region with the purpose of pound
ing the fortress oi Ivangorod to pieces.
They looked on their wonderful maps
and they learned from them that at
such and such a point (here should be
the gilded dome of a large church, and
with that fact in mind, they said to
each other: "Now. where Is that dome,
and by any possibility can that mass
of trees in the neighborhood of where
the dome should be mean anything 7"
To clear up their doubts they sent some
shots across the river at.d into the mass
The experiment was fruitful. What
had seemed to be a mass of trees was
not lopped and spread apart as It should
have been had the mass been veritable
trees. The shots went cleanly through.
The doubts of the Germans were cleared
ftnae Serves Doable Pnrpoee.
When they marched into the fortress
they found the garrison church still
standing. It was not much damaged.
Looking up at the dome, they found
that its gilded dome bad been treated
to a coat of green paint and that then
the whole extent of It had been care
fully covered with, a thick wave of
evergreen branches. Through this mass
and through the dome two of the tier
man shots had gone clean.
The ruse had served a double purpose.
It had not only given the Russians a
safe signal station at a critical time,
but it had deprived the enemy of
capital point for taking the range and
left him at sea at a time when every
instant was precious.
When the Germans saw the masked
dome they grinned appreciatively, for
they are capable of taking a joke when
it is a military joke, and said, what
iConchided on Pase 2. Column l.i
SEVERAL EVENTS TO
Saturday's War. Moves
SERBIA remains the center of inter
est in the -war.- Kxcept for the
French contingent stiffening the Ser
bian line in the region of Strumitsa.
the allied reinforcements have not yet
reached her hard-pressed and retreat
ing armies and enly the mountainous
character of the country is savins
these troops from annihilation.
Serbia's tiny neighbor and ally. Mon
tenegro, meantime is being hammered
by the Austrian, who arc exerting
renewed pressure along the Drina. near
Visheg-ad. in a movement co-ordinating
with the ger-eral Teutonic offen
sive in the Balkans.
Following the Russian bombardment
of the Bulgarian littoral. Russian
troops are now reported to be crossing
the Black Sea preparatory to an at
tempted landing, with a view to tak
ing the Bulgarians in the rear. These
reports come from German sources.
howe"er. and are not confirmed: nor is
the report of a big naval engagement
in the Black Sea between a Kussian
squadron ani Turkish war craft, head
ed by the Uoeben and Breslau.
The rumored movement of Russian
troops to aid Serbia is generally
rnedited in England and had the most
prominent place in the lato editions of
the London evening papers yesterday.
A guarded reference to the undertak-
ng was made in a Fetrograd dispatch
printed yesterday, which referred to
the Russian Emperor "journeying
south to give a send-off to a large
force of all arms."
Serbian circles in London are still
making urgent appeals to the allies to
rush troops to their country's support.
but the fact that the Serbians have
been able to hold out up to tho present
time has created a certain amount of
Neither of the great battlefronts in
the east and west has furnished any
marked developments. Fetrograd re
ports that the Austro-Germans are
evacuating Volhynia. leaving a large
quantity of ammunition and supplies.
October 31, 1914.
British cruiser Hermes sunk by Ger
King Albert of Belgium appeals to
Americans to aid starving people.
Washington learns of declaration of
war by Turkey.
Turkey annexes Egypt.
LOVE TANGLE BRINGS SUIT
Brother Sues Brother for Alienation
of Affections of Wife.
Two brothers have become entangled
in a suit in which one cbarges that the
other alienated the affections of his
wife and demands $5000 damages. In
cldenlally. the wives of the two men
were sisters. The suit was filed in
Circuit Court yesterday.
' The plaintiff is Mike logger and the
defendant John Egger. Till March of
this year they were partners in a dairy
business on Columbia Slough.
Mike Egger charges that soon after
he married Katharine Egger. on Jan
uary 24, 1914. his brother, John Egger,
started in to win her away from him
and finally succeeded. Since that time
there has been a divorce.
MARYLAND CAMPAIGN ENDS
Republicans United and Confident
of Success Tuesday.
BALTIMORE. Oct. 30. After an en
ergetio campaign by the candidates o
the two leading parties, which pra
tically closed tonight, both the Dem
ocratic and Republican leader ex
pressed confidence in the victory of
their respective standard-bearers ac
Maryland is normally Democratic,
but the Republicans, declaring that
their party is entirely united this year,
assert that the splendid business record
of their nominee for Governor, Ovlng
ton E. Weller, will influence the in
dependent Democratic vote in nia
Woman Slips on Walk, Breaks Arm.
Slipping on the sidewalk at Twenty
third and Irving streets yesterday
morning, Mrs. W. C. Grlebel. of Lents,
received a fractured right arm. Mrs.
Grlebel is SO years old. She was tak-n
to the Good Samaritan Hospital.
ENTRENCH ON LINE
Villa-Himself Is With
s Attacking Army.
BATTLE MAY BEGIN MONDAY
Fire Will Be Returned if Bul
lets Cross Boundary.
GARRISON IS REINFORCED
First of Troop Trains Bearing Car-
ranza Men and New Equipment
Reaches Douglas, Ariz.,
- and More Arc on Way.
DOUGLAS. Ariz.. Oct. 30. Three
thousand men of the Sixth United
States infantry brigade were Placed
In trenches today within a few feet of
the Mexican boundary, ready to inter
fere If an expected attack on the Car-
ran za garrison of Agua Prieta, Sonora,
by the ilia army Sunday or Monday
should result in shooting Into American
Brigadier-General Thomas F. Davis.
brigade commander, said he would take
every precaution to prevent any firing
'I do not propose to sec any Ameri
can town shot up." he said.
Amerlraa. Warned of Dancer.
Anticipating a battle tomorrow ' or
Monday, General Davis at the same
time issued Instructions to people on
the American side of the boundary to
keep within doors, get behind adobe
walls and not trust to wooden barriers
to keep out high-power bullets.
Villa's advance guard, under com
mand of Colonel Thomas Franco,
reached San Bernardino, 20 miles east
on the border, today. Colonel Franco
gave the first' definite information that
General Francisco Villa himself was
with the army. ' He said Villa would
arrive at San Bernardino tomorrow, in
dicating that a battle, it battle there is
to be. will begin Monday.
tarraau Troops Arrive.
General P. Ellas Callea, commanding
Agua Prieta. also received reinforce
ments tonight. The first of nine trains
bearing troops and equipment from La
redo, Texas, arrived late today. It bore
equipment consisting of field guns, am
munition and vehicles of all sorts from
taxicabs to an old-time Tilbury. Other
trains are expected tonight and tomor
row. Colonel Franco declared Villa felt
friendly toward Americans ard desired
to avoid all trouble.
Villa, Colonel Franco added, had 1,
000 men and 60 80-mllltmeter, or 3.14
inch field guns. Previous reports cred
ited Villa w;i 7000 men and 28 guns.
Villa's Provisions Reported Low.
Further information concerning the
Villa forces was given by Juan Men
doza, a 16-year-old boy wounded in the
leg during a skirmish at Cabullona yes
terday and brought to the Carranza,
hospital at Agua I'rieta.
"Wo have no beans or flour since we
left Casas Grandes," the boy declared.
"Our food has been just plain cavaca
Mendoza declared the Villa men were
tired and hungry, nevertheless he was
certain Villa would take Agua Prieta.
"Villa will be here for me in three
days," he asserted, smiling despite the
pain from his shattered upper leg bone,
American Troops on Move.
The movement of the American
troops from the camp, two miles east
of Douglas, to points along the border
began today. The Twenty-second In
fantry moved from camp to a station
directly south, a few yards from the
barbed wire fence separating Mexico
from the Cnlted States. The Eighteenth
Concluded on Page g. Column 3.)