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Rivers Oise, Aisne and Soinme
Crimsoned by Life Blood
of Slain
Slaughter Described As "Horribles-New
Victims Rushed
to the Front
There was horrible slaughter
between the allies and Germans
todayi n the fighting at and near
the angle of the Rivers Oi.se and
Coth these streams and the
tfomme were described as run
ning red, while corpses floated
thickly on their surfaces.
The allies and Germans alike
claimed to have gained ground.
The allies admitted that the
Germans, heavily reinforced,
drove them back for a distance
but asserted that, their own
trmies reinforced in turn, they
had retrieved these losses and
idvanced slightly.
The Germans asserted that
they had forged forward ten
miles and retained their ad
vantage. The allies' story was that the
Germans were on the defensive
in the vicinity of Verdun and
that although the Germans did
manage to cross the Meuse at
St. Mihiel, they were hurled back
Stories Conflicting.
The German version was that
the allies had failed to relieve the
Verdun-Toul fortifications,
which were being heavily bom
barded, and that the kaiser's
forces continued to advance on
the Meuse.
The French still held Nancy
despite an attack, directed by
the kaiser him-self, they said.
The Gallic authorities claimed
successes in Lorraine and the
Vnsp-es and thprp iraa a Swinsi
.account of the ambushing and
destruction of an entire regiment
near Altkirch.
The Germans were reported
constructing defenses in Bel
gium as if they expected to re
treat to this new line and make
a stand.
In the face of all these con
flicting reports the truth seemed
to be that the fighting between
the allies and Germans had. not
yet reached a decisive stage.
Answering Friday's claims by
the Russians that they were ad
vancing all along their lines, the
Germans professed to have East
Prussia cleared of the czar's
The Russians announced that Prze
mysl's defense was weakening and that
obey were hurrying towards Cracow,
capturing Austrian towns as they went.
The Germans declared I'rzemysl
would hold out and that the Cracow
advance had been ehccKed.
At Cracow a German general com
manded. The Servians claimed fresh successes
uRainst the. Austrian, although tbey
admitted the latter were still bombard
ing Belgrade.
Experts admitted that real Asiatic
cholera existed in Vienna.
The Servians denied reports that it
existed in their ranks.
There was whifpering of grave fric
tion in the German array between Prus
xian and Bavarian regiments.
In the East.
Jipanese and Brit.s'n siege nuns were
bombarding the Germans' Kiao Chan
The Chinese were protesting against
Japanese violation of their neutrality.
At Sea.
Activitv at the British admiralty was'sels.
thought to mean King George's
would 5oon take the aggressive.
British ships were tatd to have passed
the Skagerack on their way to look for
j(t 3j( ijC jc SflC jjc gC sjc j(C 3C 3fC Sj
Washington, Sept. 2C Secre
tary of the Navy Daniels today
orl rf d the battleships Rhode
Island, Texas ami Minnesota to
proceed to Vera ( ruz. Thc Min
nesota will leave Philadelphia
ami the Rhode Island from Nor
folk. The Texas already is en
route to Mexican waters.
It was explained that the war
ships were being sent to Vera
' Ijz to relieve vessels already
' and were not intended
ti inerense the t'nited .States
naval strength in Mexican wa
Allies Driven Back, Recover
Part of Lost Ground by
Bayonet Charges
(By Ed L. Keen.)
T.n n 1 1 mi , Sept. 20. Evidently un
willing to admit that the allies lost
ground in northeastern France Friday,
the Uritish war o..ic,i was silent todav.
1 'nor' f icia I information from reliable!
sources was that the Germans made snb-j
stantial gains near Noyon and on the
heights of the Meuse. though the allies
recovered most of the ground they lost ' grams between His Majesty the F.inper
iu the former (piarter. j or ;nid the czar of Russia and thu king
This was said to have oeen accoin iuf England ha.- been made public This
plished by a series of desperate bay-; proves irrefutably that our emperor
onet charges, the British even entering i strove until the very last moment to
Saint liientiu, though they did not t-1 ninintutii peace. His" efforts were des
tempt to hold the town lest it bejj, t0 remain futile because Russia
destroyed by the German siege guns in was determined to have war at all ha?.
its vicinity. ards, while Kngland, which for a whole
Navy May Get Busy. I decade has been fomenting enmitv in
The allies were entrenched wet of inHia UIlll rance against the German
this town today, bombarding the Ger- IIHtilul. spirit, now found a splendid
mans heavily. opportunity to prove its oft-asserted
It was learned that a part of the ,(,sirt( for' but ,,t,.tfri,j to let
crown prince's troops wore sent to help j,v .
the German right wing under General t ' ' j . j
Von Kluk, white part of General Von FMred 0emia Industry.
Buelow's force went to the crown j "Otherwise the war of our country
prince's aid. the effect of the transfers I with France and England could have
being to give Von Kluk a bodv of com-!
paratively fresh troops at a point on the
line where they were badly needed.
The British lords of the admiralty
were in conference todn' and the ex
pectation is that important naval
developments were near.
A rumor was current that British
warships had passed the Skagerack pre
sumably to look for the German fleet in
the Baltic. A news agency dispatch
from Copenhagen said German Zeppel
ins were hovering over the Kattegat,
evidently on the lookout for hostile
First game
New York
Harmon and Coleman;
U. II. K.
..2 7 0
.. 1 ! .'i
earenu and
R. II. K.
..2 ti 4
, .. ti 9 0
Tyler and
Jr,rst Kume
V it ugh n
1 Bresimhan ;
Second game
R. 11.
...A Id
I I'itt.-bur '
New York
Boston .
and Schang; Mcthewon and
game R. H. K. j
- 2 S 5 I
12 10 2!
and Whaling.
First game
Boston ift. Louis
R. H. E.
l ii
We.ilman and Ag
R. H. E.
9 17 0
3 8 1
Scott, Walsh,
Philadelphia .
Bressler ami Schang;
Russell and Kuhn.
Yesterday's Results.
Portland Portland 10, Missious
At Los Angeles San Francisco
Los Angeles 0.
At Oakland Venice 4, Oakland 3.
Pennsylvania 1, Gettysburg 0.
Princeton 12, Rutgers 0.
Cornell 3, Pittsburg 9.
Harvard 44, Bates 0.
Dartmouth 29, Massachusettes
gies 6.
A narriel man very seldom pays any
attention to rumors of war; Be is used
to the reai thing.
the German Baltic squadron.
In the Air.
German Zeppelins hovered over the
Kattegat, watching for British war ves-
Near Ostend a British aviator pur
sued a German aeroplane and killed its
pilot and observer with an automatic
Says England's Jealousy of
German Achievement Was
Cause of War
As a Depicter of Horrors
Chancellor Belongs on
Yellow Journal
New York. Sept. 20. The full text
of the sinned statement given by Im
perial Chancellor Von Iiethiuaan tloll
wcg of Germany to th lierlin repre
sentatives of the Ameii.un press hns
been received by the I'nited Press from
Karl H. Von Wiegnnd, its representa
tive at the kaiser's capital. It was is
sued under date of September 4 and is
as follows:
"I don't know what is thought in
America of tiiis war. Hut t assume fhat
since it began the exchange of tele
been avoided.
"Once the of filial archives are
opened the world will learn Ji iw often
Germany put forth a hand of friend-
uhil. lAnrnnl l-'lKrlfl 11 il (lit l-'.ll IT Ifl lid
wanted none of Germany's friendship. I tho ' J11''1 attacked .vith tre-
Jealous of the development of Ger- mendou violence by a strong ion e un
manv and feeling that the English wre!l,,'r kut" 8 Psonal direction.
being surpassed by German efficiency
and German industry in manv fields.
Kngland longed to overthrow Germany
by tiicer force of arms, just as of yore
it ground down Spain. Holland and
"Accordingly Kngland thought the
proper moment had come, and there-f
fore made the German advance into
Belgium a welcome pretext for taking
pai t in the war.
"But Germany was driven to this
advance into Belgium because we had
to anticipate the planned French ad
vance into the same country, for which
the Belgians were waiting, to make
common cause with France.
Belgium Only a Pretext.
"That tiiis was only a pietext by
Kngland is proved by the tai l that Sir
Kdward Grev (the British foreign min
ister), as early as the nftornonn of
August 2 that is, before Germany's
violation of Belgian neutrality uncon
ditionally promised the help of Kngland
to the French ambassador at the court
of St. Janics, in the case of 'lombard
nieiit of the French const by the Ger
man navy.
"But British policy knows no moral
scruples. And thus the Knglwh gov
ernment, which has always posed as a
champion of liberty and justice, has
I allied itself with Russia, the spokesman
of the worst deshtism, a country that
I knows no intellectual nor religious free
! dom and which treads underfoot the
''''tr''c-'1 f whole peoples as well as of
"Already Kngland must begin to see
that she has made a miscalculation,
since Germany is winning the mastery
ovet her foe.
Stir3 Up Ncgoes.
"Therefore, Kngland now tries to
injure Germany by the most petty
means, striking at our commerce aim
Jour colonies, while, regardless of the
! inevitable consequences for the com
mon civilization of our white race, she
' i has nrovoked Janan to a riredatorv raid
upon our colony at Kiao Cbau and has
led the negroes of Africa to battle
against the Germans in our colonies
"After destroying all of Germany's
means of communication across the seas,
England went further and opened an
all-round campaign of lies. Thus, yon
Americans are told that German troop?
have burned down Belgian villages and
cities but you are not told that Belgian
women gouged out the eyes of our help
less wounded lying on the battlefields.
"The officials of Belgian cities in
vited officers of our army to eat with
them and then shot them dead across
the table.
"Contrary to all laws of humanity,
the whole civil population of Belgium
was called to arms and Belgian civil
ians, after their first friendly reception
of our troops, shot them down from
behind with concealed weapons, and
(C01 tinned oa Page 9.)
Chehalis, Wash., Sept. 20.
Omar K. Tethnrow, aged 40, who
snot and killed his wife late
yeeterduy ami then fired a bul
let into his own head, died in a
hospital here early today.
Two hours after the tragedy
yesterday, Frank Kent, a local
photographer, found '.lie body
of the woman and her wound
ed husband, on a small hill near
the city where Tliierow had
lured his wife to end their
It is believed that poverty
hail driven the man insane. Six
littlo children are left homeless
by the erinie.
Telherow recently came here
from Irving. Oregon.
Continues Today Unabated
but Gains on Either Side
Are Slight
Paris, Sept. 2li. Without a pause fur
even an hour 'a rest, the fight between
the German right and the allies' left
continued to rage all of last night at
the onele of the Rivers Oise and Aisne
and still piogressed today us fiercely us
The Germans made desperate attempts I
to split the idlies' line between Noyon
and St. (Quentin but were unsuccessful. I
A new nrmy of the allies, moving
eastward from Amiens, had joined the I
force on the Oi.se and thii furv of the
hammering against the German front
increased accordingly.
Military experts here were predict-
i ing that the r ranen-British troops
would take St. Qiffntin soon.
'n the vicinity of Verdun the Ger
mans were strictly on the defensive,
their line at that point, having be n
greatly weakened by wl'Vr&ri-al of
troops to strengthen the kaiser's right.
Taking advantage of this fact, the
French were assaulting
file teutonic
rr jut fiereely.
A litile further tu the invaders' left,
at St. Mihiel, the Germans were ad
vancing, however, though they had not
succeeded in crossing the River Veuse.
The French continued to hold Nmiicv,
Washington, Sept. 2d. Telegraph
communication between Washington
and Mexico City was re-established to
day. Otficial advices said Provisional
rresuient ( arranza mid notined ine n-
ploinatic corps in .Mexico ity tnat it
was niipossioiu 10 come ro terms witn
ueuciui .aoaiu. j ins icihis color lu ine
report that General Villa and General
Zapata have decided to unite their
President Carranza's private secre
tary predicted this afternoon that all
differences between Carranza and Gen
eral Villa would oe amicably settled at
the Mexican peace convention October
1, according to wireless advices received
here late todav.
Paris, Sept. 21!. Fighting
along the River Oise is the
fiercest of the war, according
to advices from the front to
day. It was said that, after shell
ing the allies with terrible ef
fect, two and a half German
corps charged the former with
such impetuosity that they
drove them back.
Reinforcements rejn;hing the
allies at this point, however,
they made a savage counter at
tack and the Germans were
driven back to their original
San Francisco, Sept. 2fi. The San
Francisco nolice were asked todav to
aid in a search for Miss Mary Bates,
1803 Kosedale avenue, Fruitvale. Miss
Bates left her home Wednesday morn
ing to visit a friend in San trancisco
an 1 has not been seen or heard from
aim e.
The Weather
Oregon: Rain
tonight and
Sunday; south
erly winds.
Res ixy
Both Armies Concentrate
Near Noyon Which is the
Crucial Point
If Allies Win at This Point
Germans Will Be Cora
pelted to Ketire
(By J. W. T. Mason, former London
correspondent of the United Press.)
New York. Sept. 2(1. General Von
Kluk was still successfully resisting
today the allies' attempt to capture
This was a matter of importance to
the crucial southwestern angle of the
two German buttle front for four
highways running in'- Von Kluk's and
(ieneral Von Boehin's lines start from
One of these highwnvs lends to St.
Quentin, 22 miles northward
the cen-
'rl'l position in the western German but
tl" front.
The second parallels Von Kluk 's line
along the Oise to the important rail-
road center of Tergnier. 11 miles north
east, and continues thence four miles
farther to the entrenched camp of l.a
The third and fourth run directly
ncross the Oise, three miles from Noy
on, and pierce Von Kluk's strong posi
tion in the nngle of the Oise and tbe
The Crucial Point.
The seizure and retention of Noyon
by the allies would be their first un
I porta lit gain at Von Kluk's corner it
it were followed up, Von Kluk would
be forced to retire to a serious extent.
To prevent this, more German troops
are being hurried from the other end
of the battle line, in Lorraine and the
This draining of the southern I.or
rninc district of German soldiers to
strengthen the right wing gives u
tempting opportunity for the resump
tion of tho original French offensive
in the general direction of Strassburg.
It would suit German strategy very
well to entice the allies thus. Such a
I step would necessarily weaken some
part of their present battle line and by
demonstrating against that point the
Germans might compel a withdrawal of
1 the forces which are so relentlessly
i... ti
I iMrnniiig (lie I'l-iiiiuii i i);iii
j Lorraine Is
- jt js mi Htrllt,.(,v-
to divide objec
i tivus) duririf; a buttle
By far the most
imoortant matter for the allies is to
break Von Kluk's angle and to be
tempted by sentimental reasons to Tie -
gin an independent offensive movement
at this moment in Lorraine would be
playing the enemy's gume to the full.
The Gormnn attack on the Meuse
frontier forts from Verdun to Toul is
developing force undoubtedly as a di
version to compel the allies to with
draw troops from the kaiser's right.
Incidentally, the effect of German
efforts to demolish these defenses fur
nishes mnteiiul for judging what would
have happened if the Germans had re
spected Belgian reutrality and attempt
ed to enter France by this route.
Had thev done so, it would have been
I necessary for them to reduce the er- pinccmeiir, which was successful, sor-ldun-Toul
fortresses" to clear their way : 'K t'iree mints, which made the final
;to Paris. (,ve 21.
The present operations east of the I 1'iiring the last five minutes of the
1 Meuse are on a much smaller s(ale than ! I'lay Fiegel was given the bull rfter the
would hnve been the case had the Ger- j 'cam had see sawed back and forth
ski minis 'auncled their original of fensi e ! across the field and ran 35 yards for
! in that direction but they niuy afford I
'H basis for determining whether the
s j German general staff judged
I wisely in choosing tlm northern route
' i.f invaumn ricvoiro riit. Tnc.r rnrir ir in
vulved a violation of Belgium 3 neu
trility rights.
Weight, or in common expression,
hf " nhia ernerience in 11 ckine
holes in a defensive line, was respon -
sible for the alumni of Willamette uni -
versity rolling up a score of 21 to 6
against the 'varsity eleven in the first
.,,-, f th. vrutenUv nftcrnnon
on the Willamette university gridiron,
The defeat of the university was deem
ed inevitable considering the lineup of
old-time stars against the men who
have practically just begun their foot
ball careers. That the university boys
held the plunges of the heavy alumni
as well as they did was surprising and
showed that the team haa some excel
lent football material which will give
account of itself in the future after
Coach Thompsoa has moulded it into
On the part of the alumni, Bishop,
)fc )(t sjc fc )(c )(c jc j( )Jt sjc )(( )(t ic jjc
Antwerp, Sept. 28. ' Thjp
kaiser was believed here to
day to plan a stand In Belgium
against the French and British.
Aviators reported German
troops entrenching elaborately
along the Rivers Scheldt, Dcu
dre ami Senne, At present
these are not needed, so the in
ference was that they were for
the benefit of retreating Ger
man forces.
It was also evident that the
4 niser is preparing for a winter
Indications were seen by Hoi-;
gian scouts of a German intern!
tion to attack Antwerp afresh.
in iiiiiinim
r ajin rrftWi tfl fw nf
Cars and Turn 15 of
Them Over
An unusual train wreck which result
ed in the total destruction of 15 stock
cars in the linker stock vards was re
ported today to the state railroad com
mission by K. B. Pengra. superintendent
of the Sumpter Valley railroad. Yes
terday afternoon, ueeording to the tele-
sk :;;;:it,.!:. r "a". ,,Br r ;
vards and left upon a spur trnck. The I today.
cattle with one bovine impulse ail "On our left," said the report,
crowded over to one side ,,f the cars. ; "the battle continues with the
Th.s is a narrow gauge railroad and I p-reatest violence between the
the cars lire hmlt out over the trucks 1 & . VIUleuLe -lween U1B
The crowding of the cattle 1'nuscd if) i vers Somme and Oise and be-
cars to be tipped over and smashed to tween the Oise and SoisSOnS-(Jtl-sinithereens,
and not a single cow was j The-Aisne,
'"'Two cars alone out of the entire train! ,.""r .tnfPS haVue Pressed
remained right side up on the tricks. '. slightly today on the Aisne and
Th., train hud been standing still for i the Germans have not attempted
ten minutis when the wreck occurm-d. -a fresh attack-
7T ' , '," " , , 1 " i . "Between' boissourf- and
cnZiT,i,''nI'';', lV1fm'f nf,thcRheims there have been no inv
ground gaining on the offensive, while 4. i. u
itlackwell, who is said to be the best P0rtant ChaneS.
center in the Northwest, tore great, "At the Center, from RheimS
holes in the varsity line when on the j to Verdun, the situation remains
varTv'."!,, T'"'" in'e . "ai" J1'" also practically unchanged.
varsity dunged the a umn ne but (t tr j- 1 1 il
crum without gains. I" the Woevre district the
The scrimmaging started when the ' Germans succeeded in crossing
nluniiii kicked off to the varsity. Af i the River Meuse in the vicinitv
ter a series of punts, line plunges back
and forth over the centi
f:..i,i VI I I
kie ii n 1 Voir
went through right tackle and irimrd
for five yards and then punted five
yards out of bounds into the mill race.
The ball was brought back, played IT)
yards inside the lines and given the
alumni. Bishop was given the pigskin
by Gingrich and carried it 20 yards
t) within n few yards of the varsity
goal hue, Francis then enrried the ball
over for the. first touchdown. No goal
w is kicked and the score stood ti to 0.
No further scores were made in the
first (jnarter. Knrly in the second ( r-
' "'r !"' was mostly straight foot
, ''"H- Then Donne made a 20-yard run
J ,0 'I" abiiiiui 's 2.r)-yard line, from which
,ln attempt at goal from placement was
blocked by Francis. Francis then took i
the bail 30 yards in two downs, Bishop ,
iook me i. an -in yams on a play that the Kiver Uise, it was announced
was given a penalty, but refused it. ns.v,..-, 4.,l
ground was gained. The ball was again
near the varsity goal line and Francis
carried it over. No goal was kicked
and the score stood 12 to 0 in favor of
the alumni. Near the beginning of the
fourth and last (piarter Bishop was giv
en the ball iitui ran .'10 yards ,-ur n
touchdown. No goal was kicked and
the score was raised to IS to 0. Short
ly after the alumni tried 11 eonl fn in
the i.-ily touchdown the varsity made.
The 'inal score when the whistle blew
was - to '! in favor of the alumni
''ouch Thompson was well plea.'cd
with lie showing the boys made atjliinst
the heavy alumni and believes that
when the team meets one more nearly
in its class in weight and experience
it will give a good account of itself.
Mer.vin Paget was the umpire; Eiril
Hauser, referee, and LnRonda M.
Pierce, linesman.
The lineup of the teams follows;
Varsity Alumni
Teeters C Blackwell
jToby, Ohling, Jory, RGL. . R. R. Sparks
Bolt RTI John Curson
Ornlap, Gary,
Steeves REL.. Reeves. Gingrich
1 ' - - n-
K,'"i "ow noman
j j f.'ff ''TR Day
1 JJ ll!,on l-a Schramm
Q- Mll.lc,r
I Miller ..Kill-.. Bishop, Ford, Gingrich
! Uoane, Gregg LRU Francis
i Hegel Hill
Washington, Sept. 2d. By a viva
voce vote the senate this afternoon
passed the Alaska coal land leasing
bill. It had already passed the house.
Washington, Sept. 20. rresideni Wil
son signed the federal trade commission
bill today. I
French Say Fighting Is Fur
ious With No Important
Gains on Either Side
Gained 10 Miles at One Point
and Are Steadily Advanc
ing at Others
(By William Philip Sims.)
Paris, Sept. 26. Continued
furious fighting, but no decisive
change in conditions in north
eastern and eastern France, was
indicated by the office war of-
statement made public here '
0f Saint Mihiel. but our trnonsJ
. . . . . ' . . r
attacked them in torce and threw
their lines back across the river.
"South of the Woevre district
our troops continue to make
progress. The German 14th
corps has been repulsed with the
heaviest losses.
"In Lorraine and the Vosges,
German effectiveness has been
reduced somewhat.
The German Story.
Berlin, via The Hague, Sept.
O. ine Kaiser S Hgnt na3 CiriV-
en the allies back ten miles along
an, J .11:'
forced and directed a series of
violent assaults against the Ger
mans but failed to regain the
ground they lost, according to
the official account.
On the Meuse it was asserted
the Germans contnued to ad
vance, the French to bombard
them heavily.
Summing up the situation in
the west, the war office declares
no decisive result was yet in
In reply to Petrograd stories
that the Russians were resuming
the aggressive against East
Prussia, the war office asserted
that the czar's troops had been
driven entirely from German
territory in this district, losing
many guns and regimental ban
ners. Casualty lists continued to
show an astonishingly large pro
portion of officers among the
German killed and wounded.
There were many regiments in
which all officers have been
Petrograd, Sept. 20. Przemysl's cap
ture is imminent, according to dis
patches received from the Galician
fighting zone today. It was said the
Austrian stronghold's eastern forts
were weakening.
The main Russian army continued to
press on toward Cracow. Here it was
stated tho Austrians and their Ger
man allies were concentrated in great
force under command of a German gen
eral. A battle between them and the ap
proaching Russians 7as expected soon.