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Fnlr Wetlncsdny, Cold.
Max. tlO.B, Mln. (), Pre. Tr.
Onlly Tenth Year.
French Official Report Says Attack
by Three German Divisions Was
Complete Failure, Germans Being
Driven Out of All Positions Ger
mans Claim Minor Success.
JURIS, Jnn. ll.-VTho Trench offi
cial "report of this afternoon states
that tho German offenflivo, under
taken on Sunday In Champagno by at
least thrco German divisions, was a
complete failure, tho Qormans being
driven out of all tho positions they
had seized, with tho exception of n
small rectanglo to tho west of Mai
sons dc Chnmpncno.
Tho statemont follews:
"Between tho Rivers Sommo and
Olso our artillery has been active. An
enemy detachment attempted to carry
ono of our positions In tho sector of
Armuncourt, In tho region of Roye.
It vn8 repulsed by our fire. West of
Solssons our trench Runs destroyed a
depot of rochets 111 thu neighborhood
Heavy Fighting Reported
"Tho latest Information received
from Champagno confirms tho fact
that our artillery fire, our trench de
fenses and our counter attacks com
pletely set at naught an Important
attack undertaken by tho enemy In
which nt least thrco German divis
ions took part. Counter nttucks nnd
hand grenades fighting by our men
during tho past night drova tho ene
my from the outpost positions ho had
occupied, with tho exception of a
small rcctanglo west of Molssons do
Champagno whero his small forces
are maintaining thumsolvcs with dif
ficulty. Our general fire, nnd In par
ticular our artillery fire, Inflicted
very heavy losses.
"Thrco of our aeroplanes, equip
ped with guns, engaged yesterday In
several fights abovo tho German lines
near Dlxmudc, with enemy scouting
noroplanos of tho Kokkcr typo. Ono
of our machines attacked by a Fokkor
inachlno had to doscond but an enemy
aeroplane, attacked In turn by ono
of ours, which fired on It with n ma
chluo gun from n dlstanco of 26 mo
tors, was brought down. A third
French machine also attacked an
other Fokker which fell In the forest
of Touthulst, southeast of Dlxmudc.
BERLIN, Jan. 11, by wireless.
Today's war offico statement sayH
thut tho Kronen troops In tho Cham
pagne woro defeated In an effort to
recapturo tho trenches northeast of
Masslgos, taken by tho Germans In
tho offonslvo movement started yes
terday. Tho number of prlsonojs
taken has been increased to 3S0.
A Kronen battle ncroplano armed
with 3S contlmotor guns was com
pelled by Gorinnn flro to land near
Woumen, south of Dlxmudc, in Bel
gliim. Tho aeroplauo, and its occu
pants, uninjured, aro in German
A British aoroplano was shot down
In an aerial encounter near Tournal.
TO OWN VESSELS
SALEM. Or., Jan. 11. The con
rtitutionnhty of n law passed by tho
last legislature giving ports the power
to acquire nnd operate stcambonU
nnd othor wutor craft was upheld by
tho Oregon supronio court today in u
toht ouso brought by the Port of As
torin. Justice Henry J. Uonn vvroto
a diboonting opinion.
Thu plaintiff contended that the
port whs n munioipnlity, and that tho
1hv whs uneoitbtitutioiuil, as it ut
toinptod to amend its uliartor by in
oroaiug tlio jiowor. of tho port.
The court, in deciding nguinst thu
contention, said: "Excluding oititu
hjhI towns, all munieipnlitios may bo
MMitroUil, superv-uod and regulntod
ly loiter I Imwk )mmi1 by the legis
lature, provided buch general laws do
nut intMiir the initiative and referen
d un iMiwerx t um-eriung munit-ipal leg-
M 0 ffffl V
B MAN ON
I ST LINE FAILS
Bandits Under Rodriguez Hold Up
Train West of Chihuahua, Murder,
Rob and Strip of Clothing Ameri
can Miners Enrouto to Smelter
Plants Train of Provisions Looted
EL PASO, Tex., Jnn. 11. Fifteen
Americans wcro murdered, robbed
nnd stripped of clothing nnd a train-
load of provisions nnd money was
looted by bandits under General Joso
Rodriguez at Kilometer 08 of tho
Mexican Northwestern railroad, west
of Chihuuhun, according to one Amer
ican on tho train who escaped todny
Ho reached Madera and telegraphed
tho American Smelter & Helming
company representatives hero.
Aecordingto ono rejwrt hero, thcro
wcro forty mining men on tho train,
of which fifteen Americans wcro
taken off tho train and shot. It is
surmised that tho shooting was dono
by troops of General Josu Rodri
guez. Names of Americans
Tho names of Americans on tho
train compiled hero "follews:
C. L. Watson, W. J. Wallace, M.
n. Romero, C. M. Evans, C. A. Him
ble, M. A. Anderson, It. E. Muehiit
ton, E. L. Robinson, It. II. Scnmons
and the following whoso initials woro
not known here: Coy, Hull, Wntlcigh,
Newman, Hand, ltloinb or Ilium and
C. L. Watson is tho general mali
nger nnd principal owner of thu Cu
uhuirnchic Mining Company, operat
ing in tho district of that name, which
is in western Chihuahua, on tho
branch of tho Kansas City, Mexico &
Orient line, connecting with the Mex
ico Northwestern at La Junta.
Censorship at Juaixv.
Efforts to secure further informa
tion from tho interior of Chihuahun
officials of tho American Smelting &
Refining company baid, were ham
pered by a censorship at Juarez.
Immediately uftor confirmation of
tho message reached this city n cen
sorship on further Information was
Imposed either at Juarez or Chihua
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 Plans
to strengthen the National Guard In
stead of establishing a continental
army as contemplated by tho war de
partment, woro proposed to President
Wilson today by Chairman Hay of tho
house military commltttee. Mr. Hay
would not reveal how his suggestion
was recolved by tho president.
Under Mr, Hay's plan the National
Guard would get regular pay and a
provision would bo included In tho
urmy bill for taking It Into tho reg
ular army In tlmo of war. Ho said
that at first tho plan would bring
only about 130,000 men Into the reg
ular army but ho folt that within
two years thoro would bo 100,000.
Tho plan ulso proposes to lucreaso
tho present regular regiments of In
fantry to war strength Instead of
uddlng ten now regiments as planned
by tho war department.
Mr. Hay thinks this would glvo
tho sumo increaso In tho regular army
without adding to overhead charges.
AVASIUNGTON. Jan 11 Senator
Clark, democrat, today Introduced a
resolution to dlroct the president to
withdraw all American sovereigns
oer tho Philippine Islands and rec
ognize un independent government to
be set up there within two jears The
resolution was referred to the Phil
BULL MOOSE CONVENTION? SURE! BUI WHO WILL
ACTION OF OTHERS mMr
UV GILSON GARDNER
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. A Dull
Mooso convention dato will bo fixod
by tho Progrcsslvo party national
commlttco when it meets today In
Chicago. That dato will bo after tho
republican convention has been held,
and probably nftor the democrats
havo met Juno 1 1 nt St. Louis nnd
Tho Dull Mooso are Ilkolj to, got
together about Juno 2t In Chicago
for tho last work In ticket making.
Will tho Dull Mooso put n candl
dato Into tho field? After tho other
conventions havo been held It will bo
easier to answer that question.
Tho republicans by that tlmo will
havo chosen between Roosevelt and
Durton or somo candldato of tho
Durton stripe. Or tho republicans
may oven havo accepted tho Rooso
volt challenge to nnmo a progrcsslvo
liko Cummins, In which enso Rooso
volt has promised to support him.
Again, tho republicans may havo seen
that Roosevelt can smash their bas
ket of eggs, or can help to carry It,
and In that caso may havo chosen to
let him carry tho basket hlmsolf; In
other words, thoy may chooso him as
tboir candldato and let him mako tho
platform In tho hopo that this step
will heal tho breach and curry tho G.
O, P. back Into power.
What tho Mooso will do cannot bo
predicted until answers nro nt hand
as to what tho republican party con
voron has dono.
"What tho Dull Mooso will do It tho
republicans namo a Durton or n
Weeks Is perfectly well settled at this
date. Thoy will namo a candldato
and smash tho republican candidate,
or do their best to do so.
Tho nomination of Weeks -or any
colorless dark horso candldato on
a reactionary program will seo tho
progrcsslvo fighting with a strong
candldato for tho presidency possi
bly Roosevelt himself.
T. R. would tako tho nomination
if ho considered It necessary to draw
enough votes away from tho G. O.
P. candldato. If ho did not consider
It necessary, ho would prefer to lot
Hiram Johnbon (If tho latter Is will
ing) or Victor Murdock, who Is will
ing, of Glfford Plnchot, who would
accept tho job, go to bat.
LONDON, Jan. H. Tho Ilntish
.tenraer Clan MnoFurlanc, of -1823
tons, has been sunk in tho Mediter
ranean. There ate no details of the
The Olan Miivt'iirluno was sent to
the bottom December JI0. Six offi
cers nnd eighteen Lascars Iiave been
landed at Malta. Thirteen Lskenrs
died in Iii'eboaU.
The CIuh MmcFmHuiio loft Liver
pool Dooombor 10 for Iiombu.v. She
!( 400 feet long, 50 feet beam, built
in Sunderland in 1SU bund owned in
OREGON. TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1916
kMKt&$ Vf!w I " I" w iiiui
Tlio Bull .Mooso cnnillilulu ques
tlou nmrk (-oiitiilnsi, left to right
around tlio query: J. It. (iiufleld,
Ohio; Win. 1'IInn, Pa.; W. A. White,
Kas.; Glffonl Pint-hot, Ph.; A. J.
Dineiidge, Intl.; Vic. Mimlock, Kas.;
a, W. Perkins, N. V.; untl In tho cen
ter, T. B.'m fiiiwnit fight liiff Jaw.
I1KIIL1N, Jan. 11. A Wolff bu
reau dispatch from .Stutlgnrt an
nounces that nn official invontigution
linK been hegun of tbo enfeo of 1M-
ward lliggins, American consul nt
Mr. HiggiiiB was accused by tho
Stunts Zeitumr of New York of un
neutral and linti-Gormnn declarations.
Tho Stnath Zoitung's nrtiolo was re
printed last week by tho Cologne Ga
Wilt LIN. Jan. 11. Tho nowspa-
pei-s of lterlin, fcn.s tho OverseaH
Newn agency, assert that tho Gorman
government has taken up tho case of
Edward lliggins, American consul nt
Stuttgart, who in said to lmo made
statements hostile to Gennuuy and in
3 iolation of neutrality.
An Knglih correpoiitlunt at Am
sterdam reported on Satuiday that
German newwpapeik were demanding
the immediate recall of Mr. llisgii)
on tho ground that ho had given ex
pression to nuti-Germau jiotitinionU.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Ail
sador Genird at Ik-rhu has beon nu
thoiized by Secretary Iiiiaiii lo in
vehtigato iinofficiitl ehttry n;tiiit
Ament-iiu 1'himu1 Kdwtird HiygiiH at
StuttgHit, ulU-iiif that ho i- pro
llr'tikli and ttlijectioi able t I ne Inr
n.an government. Nj ofl- i il '.huiae
I.Hs been irmde iiiOit hiw.
BE THEIR CANDIDATE?
FIGHT WAGED ON
LONDON, Jan. 11. Tho ilebnlo on
tho hccond reading of tho military
Kcrweu bill bi'irnn ill Uio house of
commons this nfternoon. The o"'
was generally expressed in tho
that tho vote in favor of tho I
the second rending would provo
er than on tho firnt rending.
haid tho minority would tlwindl
to a negligible feature.
It in believed u Miuill numhc
radical party will follow thu lw
ship of Sir John Simon in rc
the coiupulHion measure to thu end.
Somo of these members havo nlijcmly
been requested to resign by their con
stituents. John E. Redmond, iinrlinmcntary
leader of tho Irish party, announced
in the house of commons this nftor
nnon that the nationalists would not
further opposu tho military service
Mr. Redmond went direct to parlia
ment from a meeting of tho Irish
party. He quickly ranged himself nnd
Ins follow cm on tho side of tho gov
ernment. Mr. Redmond said tho Irish na
tionalists having mado their protest
against tho military service bill and
recognizing that the ineiLSuro hud thd
support of nn overwhelming majority
of British veproseiitativcH in thu
house, would cayo no farther vote in
any form against it. Even tho op
ponents of tho bill, ho said, admitted
it was receiving tho support of n
largo majority of thu publiu of tlio
Mr, Redmond admitted that the ma
jority in favor of the bill in tho voto
of the lii-hl reading, excluding tho
Irish member, was ton to one, Ho
said the hill would become law nnd
he hoped it would bo passed quickly,
ROME. Jan. I0.--Oenernl Itici-mlti
Garibaldi todav denied a u-port that
his son, Peppiuo, wau oigauizinx a
Garibaldian expedition for Albania,
but admitted that such n plan hud
once been contemplated, Tho sehuine
to huwt a body of HO.OOO "red shirts,"
strengthened by tho regular unity, in
Audo tho IlnlKniiB through Albania
last June, ho said, was supported by
the Hntish and Eiouoli government
subject to Italian approval, but it a
oppokod by Huron Snnniuo, Itulinn
minister of foreign affairs, who told
him, "' oannot in any way ndtoupt or
I'm or j our propositi."
Such nu expedition Oould still ho
orKuuucd, although not under thu
uiuc tnoruble condition, but tho
iniuiiter of lorcigu affairs tnu'nituina
his untuvomble ultitiuic, '
FORCE FOR ALBANIA
Meets at Chicago Roosevelt Says
Preparedness Is Issue of the Hour
and Censures Administration for
CHICAGO, Jnn. 11. Tho progres
sive national convention will bo held
in Chicago, Juno 7, tho week of tho
republican convention hero. This wna
decided today by tho progressive nn
tiounl committee in session hero.
CHICAGO, Jnn. 11. When tho
progressive national committee was
culled lo onler today n telegram of
greeting from Theodore Roosevelt,
standard-bearer of tho party in tho
1912 election, wns rend. In il Colo
nel Roosevelt emphasized the need of
preparedness not ulono in materia!
wnys, but of tho soul and Bpirit of tho
citizens of tho nation.
Tho niessngo was received with ap
plause by the committeemen and was
followed by tho reading of lnessngcs
from other lenders, including Hiram
Johnson, governor of California, and
Albert J. Heveridgc, former senator
McsNigo l'Yuiu T. It.
Tho niessngo from Colonel Roose
"I send you my hearty greetings.
Wo as a country uru facing a great
world crisis in which for tho last
eighteen months this nation has fallen
fur short of its duty both to its own
peoplo nnd to tho law-abiding and
justice-loving citizens of mankind.
"Thcro is u crying need that wtr
Mliill..At.l aside till iniielv partisan
derstood that he was nn English!
FOR MIL A ISM
t w t
"We must insist upon tho most
thorough-going prepaiodncss to pro
tect our rights against all possible
attacks by any aggrouhoi-fi. Such pro
puredness is tho best guarantee of
any honorable peace.
"Wo must ever rcniombor Hint thoro
cannot ho buch preparedness in
Ihings material unless (hero is also
that preparedness of soul and spirit
which alouo renders u nation fit to
perform its high and difficult duties
in nutiqiiiil and international life, .
In his message to tho committee
men, Governor Johnson of California
"ProgroHsivoism has won a great
vjetory. It litis gripped the minds of
individual voters, has qujokuued tho
national conscience and has been in
delibly impressed on every forward
"Tho man and the party unafraid
havo exeiciscd most wholesome in
fluence on tho nation's political life.
All candidates and nil parties now
vehemently protest they nro progres
sive, nnd prngrousivoibiu thus has
partly dono its work.
"We havo no jcuson for misgiving
and every icasoii to be jubilant.
"From California, whero proems-
sin-ism has been written into tho laws
(Continued on page two.)
PERSIA SUNK BY
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Infer
ination contained in ufiiduuts taken
fl'om tho Persia survivor has caused
govornmont exports hero to consider
tho poawibility thut tho ship mieht
have been sunk by un internal ox
plosion. Secretary Leusing: when
asked about that feutuio of the case
after today's cabinet meeting, replied
that no official euiieluaiun had been
m a tie.
iti , .
i ne cnouuu was in sexaiou more
than two hours today, ami it was un
derstood that the submarine question
Zero WcalherJr4valls---Havre, Mont.,
jm -r .
34 Below, Spokane 2 Above, Seattle
14 Above, Portland 18 Above,
Butte 22 Below, Walla Walla 2 Be
lowShow Covers Entire Region.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jnn. 11. Tho
tcmpornluro in Senttlo nt 8 o'clock
was 14 degrees nbovo zero, tho lowest
mark sinco Jnnunry, 1000. Minimum
tempernturo of 19 nhovc zero nt Se
nttlo is forecasted for tonight. The
bright, cold weather will coutinno
SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 11. A
tempernturo of 31 degrees below zero
wna reported to tho weather bureau
from Hnvrc, Mont., todny. The tcm
poraturo in eastern Washington nnd
northern Idaho wns near zero or he
low. In Spoknno 2 nbovo was regis
tered. Pnnco AU'ort- .A'hprtn, to
ported n tempernturo of 4i ditfUH
roue Ywn-'s Iteconl
WALLA WALLiV, Wnsh., Jnn. 11.
With tho thennometcr 2 degrees
below zero, Wnlln. Wnllti is experienc
ing tho coldest weather in four yenrs.
Six inches of snow covers tho
ground nnd about twenty inches havo
fallen during tho winter, which is ono
of tho most ficvero in many years.
PORTLAND, Or., Jnn. 11. Tho
coldest wcuther in seven years wns
experienced hero todny, tho morcury
dropping to 18 degrees nbovv zero.
At linker, Or., n minimum of 2 de
grees nbovo zero wns recorded.
Tho steamer Iraldn, nrnving hero
todny from tho lower Columbia, ran
into ieo three-quarters of nn inch
thick ten miles below tho mouth of
tho Willamette. Tho ice had formed
entirely across tho Columbia.
Coldest In Fifteen Years
1IUTTB, Mont., Jan. 11. With nn
official government record of 22 bo
low zero, I tut to today cxpoKienccd tho
oldest wcnlhor it hits tsecn in fif
teen yenrs. Sumo private thennom
cters registered us low ns !I2 during
the night. Tho coldest weather in tho
sstnto todnv is at Three Forks, whero
tho morcury dropped to -10. Tho pe
culiar conditions of tho cold wnvo
nro evidenced by tho fact thut at tho
Ilebgm dam, on tho Madison, river,
less than twenty-fivo miles from
Throu Folks, tho thennometcr read 8
nbovo zero ns tho lowest for thu
Trunscoulinontnl trains nro run
ning about six hours laic.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 11.
Noithwogtoru states nnd Canada
shivered today under a uold blast
from tho north that sent tempera
lures down t orecord points of tho
season in many section. Tho low
est lompontturo reported was -18 de
grees holow zoro at Dattleford, Sank.
On tho Minnesota Iron rnngo tho
tempernturo nried from 10 to 20 he
low. Ju Minneapolis it wns 10 below.
NEW YORK, Jan. 11. A letler
signed by seven men who havo been
presidents of tho American liar asso
ciation, four of whom nro domomiitH
mid three republicans, has been sent
to President Wilson urging him to ap-
point Fonner President Tn ft to mio-ccc-d
the Into Justice Lninnr on thu
United Stntos supremo court bench,
Home of tho signers niu Furuiur
Secretary of Wur J. M. Dickinson;
1 tinner Ambassador to Great Britain
Jofccph II. Choate, Alton It. Parker
und Funuer Senator Elihit Root.
HANS SCHMIDT LOSES
FEDERAL COURT APPEAL
WASHINGTON, Jan. ll.-Justico
UugliOH today denied an application
for n writ of error through which it
wn Mouelit lo havo tho supremo court
review tho conviction of Huns
Schmidt, under &entonco to ho elec
trocuted Frulav at Sing Sing prison
for the minder of Aiuia Aiiumllcr in