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Buy from borne mer
chants. You can do no
better elsewhere, and
besides you are assist
ing In building up Sa
lem, and that is a duty
you owe to yourself
and to Salem.
Allied Armies Crowd in on
the Turks who must either
Yeild or Fight and It Is
Certain They Will Not Yield
..Pails Oct. 29. News of three ter
i Tlfio battles between the Balkan al-
lies and the Turks Is expected here at
J Dispatches from the allied armies'
fronts Indicate that Bulgars, Serbs
5 Creeks are gradually finding stiffer
) opposition to their advance along
'i their various lines, and that a clash In
T three sections Is likely soon to come.
One of these battles that between
ithe Turks and Bulgars has been in
j; progress for some time about Adrlan
. ople, but, so far as has been learned
(here, the reported heavy fighting
i there so far has not materialized as
yet, although It is expected soon. To
data the Turks seem to have been re
treating to the southeast of Adrlan
ople. It Is now reported that their
imaln army Is hemmed In by raiding
Jbands of Bulgar cavalry, and that the
,l)ig, and probably decisive battle be
tween the forces of Czar Ferdinand
and the army of Abdullah Pasha Is to
come near Erkene.
Turks Wuklnr lp.
f The clash of second Importance Is
expected between Veles, Macedonia
and Salonika. In this region the Serbs
are steadily advancing southward, ap
parently with the design of Joining
with the Greeks.
" The Turks, It Is expected, will try
to encounter the allied armies sepa
rately, and will make a desperate en
deavor to defeat each before a Junc
tion Is possible. Only a few details
have been obtained from the scene of
the expected clash with the Serbs,
but these Indicate that the Turkish op
position Is slowly stiffening, and that
a hot fight Is to be expected in the
The third heavy battle Is expected
to occur between the Greek forces,
which are approaching Salonika from
the southwest through Monastir and a
force of Turkish troops which Is said
to be moving from Salonika, Mystery
so far surrounds the Turkish strength
la the province of Salonika, but as
there is known to be a great store of
munitions of war at that port, it Is be
lieved that the force of the Moslems
Must J In ,or Lose AIL
Defeat of the Turks In either of the
engagements expected with the Serbs
W. I, East's Ar
Several Others Are
or Greeks, it is believed here, would
prove fatal to the Turkish cause in
The front of the Bulgars today ex
tends from Mustapah Pasha across
Adrlanople to Eski Baba and Visa,
which is on the main line of Turkish
Qotnmunlcatlon with Constantinople.
The front of the Servian troops
their main army Is in a sweeping curve
from Novlpazar through pristine, Is
tib and Badlmml to the Struma riv
The Greek lines extend from Mount
Olympus In a convex curve nearly to
Janlna. Along these three lines the
big battles, or battle, of the war, will
be fought, and there Is every proba
bility that victory for the allies will
mark the final collapse of Turkey-ln-Eurape.
At last reports the Servians were
engaging the Turks at Veles, Mace
donia. If the Servians win they un
doubtedly will take Monstalr, one uf
the most Important towns In Masec
donia. The main Greek force was last re
ported en route to Junlna, where the
big battle of the Turks Is predicted.
Washington, Oct. 29. Another slap
was taken at Governor Wood row Wll
a n, of New Jersey and the Democrat
ic party by President Taft today In an
open letter to Fred Geir, a Cincinnati
publisher. The letter, In part, says:
"The great reserve force for the
plain practice of common sense by the
American people Is asserting Itself,
and that means a Republican victory
"Does It not strike you as ridiculous
for Governor Wilson to vaguely Inti
mate that If ho Is elected he 'will
make such a gentle reduction of the
tariff' that business will not be In
jured when his party so recently at
tempted such reckless changes that,
If I had not vetoed them, we would
new be confronted by a panic? The
compromises effected by the Insurgent
Republicans would seem mild com
pared with what the Democratic ma
jorities would send to Wilson for bis
signature and which he could not re
fuse. "None of the leaders of the third
psrty believes it has the slightest
cbence, and they realize a vote for It
means a vote for the Democrats. But
most of them are so filled with hatred
for the Republican party that they
would willingly bring disaster to the
country to gratify their vengeance."
See our sanitary baby cribs. The
baby can be freed from danger while
sleeping by securing our Taylor Nurs
ery Bed. Sleeping alone In fresh air
keeps little one healthy, and our cribs
greatly aid mother. Imperial Furni
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L B. Muclimore Is Badly Scalded
and L Ii. Roberts is Blown
Through a Window
In a terrific boiler explosion which
occurred In the basement of the Sa
lJra Bank & Trust building at 12:30
o'clock this afternoon W. G. East, cash
ler and one of the directors of the
banking establishment of that insti
tution, and I. B. Muclimore, whose
printing shop Is In the basement of
the building, were probably fatally In
jured, while a third man, whose name
Is not ascertainable, received Injuries
which necessitated his being taken to
the hospital. L. II. Roberts, another
of the directors of the bank, received
cuts about the face and other bruises
how Berlous Isno t known.
So great was the concussion of the
explosion that buildings In the entire
block felt the force of the Jar. The
plate glass front of the building was
broken out, and the sidewalk on Lib
erty street adjacent to the rear of the
basement waa entirely destroyed.
The floor in the real estate officio of
Mr. Roberts In the rear of the build
ing, was blown out entirely.
The fire alarm was sounded Imme
diately after the explosion occurred,
and the apparatus from stations Nos,
1 and 2 responded. Neither the use of
the chemical nor of water was needed,
but the firemen assisted the police
and others In the rescue of the In
jured. The three Injured men were
taking to an awaiting ambulance and
hurried to the Willamette Sanatarlum,
where they are now being cared for.
The cause of the explosion may only
be conjectured. Under normal condi
tions It Is said that there could not
possibly have been any generation of
steam in the boiler. The boiler waa !
a simple hot water arrangement and
no regular workmen were employed In
the boiler room. It was said by some
that the valves of the boiler were de- j
fectlve which may have resulted In
team generating. This was denied by
Mlsa Ethel Roberts, bookkeeper In
the bank, was In the banking room.
She says the first thing she saw the
books rise, the tables and chairs go
in a mad dance, the windows go
crashing out, while the glass from the
chandeliers came rattling down In a
crystal shower. He r first thought was
SALKJI, OKKttOX, TUESDAY, OOTOIIKU
Terrific Force, Blowin
in and le Will Probably Die
of her father, who had Just started for
the basement, and she rushed to tlio
door and saw her father, L. H. Roberts
picking himself up from the sldowalk,
he having been blown through the
window along with a chair which he
had grasped. The sidewalk hnd been
Mown or sucked down, but Roberts
walked a stringer to safety, IIo was
bndly cut on the head and hurt other
wise by the fall and flying debris.
A doctor present rushed him away
lo his office, but at tills tlmo he has
not been located or the extent of his
Miss Roberta kept her head and
gathered the books and records In a
pile, before the crowd surged In.
The boiler was located In the base
ment about the center of the building,
under un office occupied as a real es
tate office by Bolinger & Laflar, and
just at the edge of the Muclimore print
shop and there the most effects were
Bhown. The floor of the Bolinger of
fice was lifted and scattered In all di
rections, and only a moment after
Bolinger had stepped out of it. This
room Is a total wreck. The print shop
partition to the south was blown In,
and through this opening the hot
steam poured In, scaldllig, probably
fatally, I. B.'Muchmore. The windows
of thn flhon were Mown nut. nnri the
machinery and type are a tangled .
Bolinger was on the sidewalk when
the explosion occurred, and found
himself, fortunately, uninjured, In the
basement, when lie found himself at
The bank Is not much Injured, out
Blde of the broken windows, It not be
ing directly over the boiler.
The boiler Is said to be defective, It
being a second-hand one, formerly In
use In the asylum, ami It Is reported
W. 0. East, right arm blown off,
scalded and badly shocked, may die.
I. B. Muchmore, cut, bruised and
L H. Roberts, badly cut and bruised.
Mullen badly hurt
that It had a small explosion two or
three weeks ago. Only a few pieces
of It so far have been located, though
probably It is under the wreck.
The supposition is that the accident
was caused by the water being low In
the boiler, and it is supposed that Mr.
East bad gone down, nnd, finding the
water low, turned It on. The flues
were probably red hot, and when the
water was turned In the explosion fol
lowed. Mr. East was found In the basement,
his body covered with debris.
W. 0. East, the Injured cashier,
came to Salem three years ago from
Le Compton, Kansas, with bis brother,
S. S. East, who is also connected with
the Salem Dank & Trust Co. Mr. East
lias become prominent In local busi
ness circles, and is also prominently
connected with the Progressive party
organization In Marlon county.
MIhs I'll ( mi iii'h Experience.
Miss BeBslo Putnam, residing on
North Liberty street, was In the Ill
fated bank at the time of the explo
sion, cashing a check. Miss Putnam
waa In the act of endorsing the check
when sho experienced what she claims
to be the most thrilling sensation of
her life. She said that the tile floor
of the bank suddenly seemed to raise
under her feet and the falling glass
made the place almost deafening. At
first an earthquake was In her mind
when she heard the awful roar.
"Things were very nilHty after that
one big noise," said Miss Putnam.
l.ii lest K re in HiiKplliil.
"f.ashler W. (i. East's right arm
was so badly shattered that amputa
tion near the shoulder was necessary,
and his left arm was fractured,"
stated Dr. It. L. Sleeves, Immediately
after returning from tho hospital this
afternoon. "Ills condition Is serious.
Harry Ahlers, son of President Aiders,
of the trust company, Ib badly burned
over the body, and bis right ear Is
budly torn. Ills injuries will not prove
serious unless complications result.
I. B. Muchmore Is not badly Injured.
L. II. Roberts was slightly bruised, but
was not taken to the hospital."
(Continued on Page 8.)
A. I,. Frnser Mote.
A. I.. Fraud has moved ills shoot
and metal works from 2H8 State streot
to larger and better, quarters on Fer
ry street between High und Liberty.
Air. Eraser's buulnetis has steadily
Kiown, owing to tho fact Unit his
work has ut all times given tliu utmost
MitlsracUon, and In taking his present
step forward he wishes to thank the
many who have patronized him from
tlmo to time. Being without a tele-
phono with the likelihood of not being
able to secure one for soveral days,
Mr. Eraser wishes that his customers
would kindly call on him pursonally
or get word to him lu some way, and
assures them that with his present
greater and belter facilities all future
work will be donu with even more
piompt.ness and carefulness than In
All the chairmen will claim every
thing up to about midnight November
A student of languages should liev
er patronize speak-easles.
Some people can look so far Into the
future they can't see the past.
lINITKO M1BHH I.K.IHKD Willi!.
Riverside, Cal., Oct.. 29. Voters of
Riverside aro today discussing tho
speech of former Mayor Phelan of Sun
Francisco last night In the Interest
of Governor Woodrow Wilson, dem
ocratic nominee for the presidency.
"Wilson was nominated to meet tho
hopes and nsplratloiiB of honest and
Independent men of all parties," said
Phelan. "IIo stands on H platform of
equal rights, which no patriotic man
can oppose. IIo Is free."
Phelan declared that the contest
was between Wilson ami Roosevelt,
stating that ie Hull Mooao party bail
forced President Taft Into the ikibI-
tlon of an Insurgent and Independent
In this state.
A SeiiNiitliilinl Train llobbery.
INITI:1 I'llKKS I.KAHKH V I UK )
Denlson, Tex., Oct. 29 Forcing the
engineer of a Missouri, Kaunas & Tex
as limited train to cross a burning
trestlo near Wlrth, Oklu., three ban
dits blew open the express safe and
escaped with J.'looo, according to word
received here today.
The outlaws stopped tho train clone!
to tho trestle, which they had already
set on (Ire, and at the point of guns
compelled the engineer to uncouple
the baggage and express ears and pro
ceed across the burning bridge, which
collapsed Jimt as they reached the op
As usual it is only the big towns
along the railroads that get the speak
ers; more votes might lie gained In
out of the way places.
Don't overlook an
opportunity to boost
Salem, hor resources
and her future possi
bilities. Just enumer
ate a portion of Sa
lem's good points, and
you speak volumes
Branch to Fir Connecting Us
With Silverton and the Rich
Waldo Hills Section to Be
Opened in Two Weeks
Work on the Fir branch of
Southern Pacific is progressing so
well that within n few days It will bo
posslblo to fix a date for a big cole
luallon In honor of the opening of this
lino to train service. From the pres
ent outlook the opening will bo within
tho next two woeks, but nothing de
finite cun bo stated at tills tlmo, as
the officials of the Southern Pacific
havo not fixed a date for the first
train. Secretary liefer of tho Board
of Trade has been In communication
with these officials and Jimt as soon
as anything definite Is available a
meeting of tho board will bo called to
prepare for tho celebration, which will
ho held In Snlem ell her at tho opera
liouso In the shape of public Bpeaklng
or at the lintel Marlon In tho shape
of a banquet and reception to tho of
ficials and the commercial organiza
tions of tho cities of Woodburn, Rll-
verlon and other places adjacent to
the new road.
It Is likely that somo plan will be
devised to havo a largo delegation go
from Salem to make tho first trip over
tho road and to welcome the people
along the lino of road. One plan sug
gested Is to have a special excursion
train run from Woodhurn by way of
Silverton, taking on t ho business men
and prominent citizens of the differ
ent sections through which the road
pusses to bring them to Salem, where
tho exerclscB and celebration will bo
.IhIiiinoii ( iihc I'listiKineii.
Chicago, Oct.. 29. Judge Fryo today
ostMined consideration of tho ahduc
Inn case against, .lack Johnson unl.lt
November 12. I'titll this cai.e Is dls-
msed of, Lucille Cameron, the 19-
year-old while girl. In connection with
whoso alleged abduction thn negro
prize lighter accused, will be held
under the court's orders, although di
rectly In custody of her mother, Mrs.
F. Cameron -Falconet, of Minneapolis.
The Strike Is Kmlcd.
Ely, New. Oct.. 29 Ily tho men vot
ing to accept the Increase of 2! cents
a day offered October 1 by tho com
pany, the strike against the Consoll
dnted company and oilier mines In
HiIh district Is off today.
The miners, It was announced, will
resume their former places at once.