Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 28, 1914, Image 1

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A speedy end, in the allies' favor, of the battle of the
Aisne, now in its fifteenth day, was predicted in both Lon
don and Paris today.
This prediction, however, was unofficial, the British
and French war offices being unusually uncommunicative,
and the Berlin war office predicted otherwise.
The official version of all three capitals was that there
had been no decisive change, and what small changes had
occurred, said the optimistic German general staff, had
favored the kaiser.
Specifically, the allies had gained somewhat in the Oise
and Aisne region, but the Germans were on the west bank
of the Meuse near St. Mihiel.
The fury of the fighting had diminished except in the
Oise and Aisne region, where it was fiercer than ever.
There was a report that Mons was burning, which
seemed to imply a flank attack on the Germans by the
allies, but this report was unconfirmed.
The Germans were shelling Antwerp's outer fortifica
tions. Their artillery had also considerably damaged the Bel
gian Vaelhem-Wavre line f-tvnc ?.
There was fresh fierce fighting in upper Alsace.
The Russians declared their whole active army con
tinued to move westward.
In the extreme north Genesal Rennenkampf claimed to
be pushing the Germans back.
A Russian victory near Suwalki was said to have end
ed the German invasion of Russian Poland.
At this point, too, the Petrograd war office said the
Russian advance was being pressed, while the Germans
were concentrating to meet it east of Posen and Breslau.
The Germans denied the reported Suwalkkdefeat and
declared their Russian Polish invasion was being pushed.
Moving on Cracow the Russians were at Tarnow, mid
way between Jaroslav and their destination.
Przemysl was surrounded and in desperate straits.
Russians were pouring through the Carpathian moun
tains into Hungary.
The prediction was mn."e '-y Rus
iiiiins that the czar's forces would be
in Berlin by Jpnuary 1.
The kaiser was persistently reported
in personal charge of his campaign in
the east.
The Servians claimed frosli victories .
over the Austrians.
The Jaimneso were victorious
over 1
tho Oermuns at the first line of the
Kiao Chan defenses.
Fighting continued between Germans
nnd British in German Southwest Af
Basing their figures on the Oerman
nilmission of HH.5S9 killed, wounded
nnd missing thus far, military statis
ticians said a total of 500,000 for nil
the warring countries would not be ex
Petrograd, Sept. 28. A Russian en
try into Berlin by January 1 was pre
d.rted here today.
The- czar's entire active army was on
the move westward.
The minor persisted that the kaiser
was in personal charge of his campaign
in the east.
In the north General Rennenkampf,
commanding the East Prussian invad
ers, wan pushing the Uermans back
ward. German forces also were reported
concentrating along the Warta river to
the eastward of Posen and Breslau. In
this region their headquarters was
Kalisiz, a Russian Polish frontier town
which they captured earlier in tho war
and strongly entrenched. The Russians
were advancing to nveet them.
The German invasion aimed at War
The Weather
Oregon: Fair
tonight and Tues
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There were signs, too. of a spread of
the conflict.
Wth Austrian troops concentrating
on its frontier, Italy seemed likely
soon to be drawn into the strife.
Rumania 's crniv was reported mubil-
iwl and ready to strike nt Austria.
Russia was sail! to be preparing a de-
maud for a Turkish mobilization.
At Sea.
The Russian cruiser Oleg was report
il flshore on tiie Finnish coast, a total
In the Air.
A German aviator hurled bombs into
Paris and German Zeppelins bombarded
nrious Belgian towns and the Polish
city of Warsaw, the latter being
brought down later, however, by a shot
from n Russian gun.
saw had already been repulsed, accord
ing to a semiofficial statement. The
encounter was said to have occurred
near Suwalki and to have resulted in
a complete Russian victory.
In Galicia the Russian troops had
reached Tarnow, midway between Jar
oslav and Cracow, and were progressing
steadily toward the latter place.
Przemysl was completely surrounded,
and the Austrian garrison concentrated
in the eastern forts, was making its
last resistance.
Farther to the southward, the Rus
sians controlled all six passes through
the Carpathian mountains from Galicia
to Hungary, and were gathering in
force at the towns of Sztarna and
I'zsoe, Hungary, preparatory to resist
ing any attempt by the Austrians to
send Hungarian reinforcements to their
troops in Galicia.
Rome, Sept. 23. Servians have de
feated the Austrians at Adamala and
Adatzighlia, according to advices from
Nish today.
Servian invaders of Bosnia were said
to have occupied Rumania mountain,
which commands Sera.ievo.
Fresh Austrian efforts to cross the
Danube and Save into Servia were re
ported. War Bulletins
Petrograd, Sept. 2$. That a tremend
ous battle has begun between Russians
and Germans along a line extending
southward from Eydtkuhnen, through
London, Sept. 28. Some idea
of wnnt tiio war's losses have
been thus . fur, military men
pointed out here today, can be
gntherod from Hie German offi
cial admission that the father
land's killed, wounded and miss
ing up to Sunday totaled 104.5SH.
The allies, it was owned, had
lost approximately as many
more in the fighting in France;
there were also to be taken into
consideration A u s t r i a 's. enor
mous losses in Galicia and Rus
sian Poland. Itussia had suffered
heavily in the same two fields,
and in East Prussia and the
Austrian and Servian casual
ties, though small as compared
with those to the north anfl
westward, were nevertheless
sufficient to be considered se
vere for the smaller wars of
former days.
Tuking all figures together,
it was said mi estimate of
500,000 killed, wounded nnd
missing1 would not be exces
First race Two-yenr-old trot, Oregon
futurity. $!()(); best two in tliuv.
First heat Nicola B., J ; Hieme, 2;
Sola Oruzndo, 3. Time, 2:27.
Second hent Horses finished In the
same order.
Second race 2:10 pace, $700; three
heats only.
First nnd second heats Harold Wel
come, 1-2; King Seal, 2-1; .T. v. B 34;
Prince Zuloch, 4-K; Albia, 5-3; Aldine,
ti-5. Time, 2:00.
Third race 2:24 trot, 700; three
heats only.
First heat Dean Swift, I; Seneca
Boy. 2; Great Northern. II; Ha II in B..
4; St. Michael, 5; Axnola, 8; Perriro, 7.
Robin West, distance. Time iUrSTj.
This brenks the record, which was
2:10, made by Alberta Dillon, October
2, 1SH3.
R. H. E.
Chicago .... 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 20 II I
liostun .... 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 I x 7 1.) S
Hnmpries, Zabol and Archer: James
anil Gowdy.
First game R." H. E.
Pittsburg 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 7 2
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 x 5 12 2
.Mcluillen, Kantlehner and Scliang;
Denaree, Fromme and Movers.
R. II. E.
St. Louis .1 H 4
Brooklyn 7 12 3
Snllee ami Snyder; Aitchison and Me
Cartv. R. H. E.
Cincinnati 4 A 7
Philadelphia 3 12 4
llenton aud Gonzales; Oeschger and
Second game R.' II. E.
Pittsburg 0 1 1 0 2 2 ( 3
New York 4 4 3 0 0213 13 2
Cooper, Kelly and Coleman; Mar
qunrd and Meyers. Called end b'th,
R. H. E.
New York 2 10 0
Cleveland 5 12 2
Brown and Nunamaker; Carter and
R. H. E.
..11 11 2
Bentley and Ainsmith
nnd stnnnge.
Boston 14000000 05 10 1
Chicago 0 00 0 0 1 0 0 12 9 1
Shore and Thomas; Lathrop, Jasper
and Kuhn.
Philadelphia ..0000001001 9 3
St. Louis .... 01001014 x 7 13 0
Coombs, Bush and Lapp; Hamilton
and Agnew.
Ooldapp to Lyck, just inside the East
Prussian frontier, was announced this
afternoon by the war office here. j
The Germans, it was stated, had been'
heavily reinforced and were powerfully!
entrenched. It was predicted the battle i
would last several days. j
With a cold, drenching rain falling,
weather conditions were the worst im-j
London, Sopt. 28. The war is costing
Germany o,000,000 daily, it was stated1
I in a news agency dispatch which;
: reached here this afternoon from Berlin:
j by way of Amsterdam. It was said
the placing of the war loan had relieve!;
the fatherland of immediate financial)
worry, however. j
j London, Sept. 28. "The enemy at-'
, tacked our lines Sunday night," an-!
nounced the war office at 6 p. m. to
day, "with even more vigor than at
any previous time. They were un
successful, however. There has been no
change in the general situation. The
, Germans have gained no ground. The
( ....
Battle Now In Its Fifteenth
Day Still Hangs Suspended
In the Balance
Losses On Each Side Enormous-Gains,
If Any by Either
Side Unimportant
(By William Philip Sims.)
Paris, Sept. 2S. That tho battle of
tho Aisne was drawing to a close and
that they wore confident it would cul
minnto in the turning of tho German
right and the expulsion of tho kaiser's
troops from Franco was the unofficial
assertion of the military authorities
here today.
The official statement issued nt 3
p. m., however, was one of tho most non
committal of the entire series the war
office has turned out. I
It was believed to dispose, however,
of reports that the allies had raided!
Mons, and that they!" was burning.
It was certain that the Franco-British
commanders were doing their utmost to
hold their lines intnet while they strove
to crumplo the teutonic front in the Oise
nnd Aisne regions. Thousands of fresh
troops unquestionably were in action on
both sides, and both were sacrificing
men recklessly.
The battle lines were exactly parallel
and so close together that they almost
Tighting Is Ferocious.
Paris, Sept. 28. The allies' left was
gaming today agninst the Germans
of Daily Capital Journal, published daily at Salem,
Oregon, required by the Act of August 24, 1912.
Name of Editor, Charles H. Fisher, postoffice
address, Salem, Oregon.
Managing Editor, same.
Business Manager, same.
Publisher, The Capital Journal Printing Company.
Owners : Charles H. Fisher, Salem, Oregon ; L. S.
Barnes, Salem, Oregon.
Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other secur
ity holders, holding 1 per cent or more of total
amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities:
Average number of copies of each issue of this
publication sold or distributed, through the mails or
otherwise, to paid subscribers during the six months
preceding the date of this statement: 3,320.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day
of Sept., 1914. F. A. TURNER,
(Seal) Notary Public for Oregon.
(My commission expires April 1, 1915.) s
The above circulation statement of the Daily Cap
ital Journal is a real and bona fide statement. It
represents the actual subscription list of the paper
with no padding and no trial or short-time subscrip
tions. All are regular subscribers secured in a legi
timate and business-like way. It is actually lower
than the present run of the Capital Journal, because
it dates back and is not the highest but the average
Back of this circulation statement are the books
and mailing lists of the office, which are open to the
inspection of all advertisers, who are entitled to
know what they are paying for when they purchase
space in a newspaper.
The Capital Journal's circulation is far in excess
of that of any other daily newspaper circulating in
Marion and Polk counties, and, more than this, 97
per cent of its circulation is in this immediate territory.
extreme right in the Oise ami Aisne
That tho Germans, on the other hand,
had gained ground on the Mouse and
were on the stream's west bank near
Saint Mihiel, was rumored.
Fierce fighting was reported in upper
In the Oise and Aisne zone the
Franco-British forces, despite their sue.
cesses, had not won a foothold iu Saint
Quentin. This thev were determined
to do, and the fighting in that vicinity
was extraordinarily ferocious, raging
uninterruptedly night and day.
The German's Saint Quentin defenses
are of tremendous strength. Before
their trenches there is an almost im
pregnable tangle of burbed wire, brist
ling saplings and iron bars. This area
is swept murderously by the kaiser's
field artillery.
In spite of all their preparations, it
was declared, however, that the German
losses had been enormous.
Aviators Busy.
At other points, with aviators direct
ing them, the teutonic forces were fur
iously nssalting the weak spots in the
allies' line. At headquarters here it
was declared they had been uniformly
The French colonial infantry, the
Gallic black regiments and most of the
British troops were concentrated at tho
allies' left. Heavy reinforcements of
reserve regiments were nlso reaching
the German front.
Notwithstanding the report that the
Germans were across tho Meuse, it was
asserted that tho French, still retained
Saint Mihiel.
The French center was admittedly
sustaining tremendous pressure just east
of Rhcims.
The fighting in upper Alsace was sup
posed to be a sequel to the weakening of
the kaiser's forces in that quarter to
strengthen his right.
A new war office rule concerning
news from the front forbids references
to exact locations of troops.
Germans Optimistic.
Berlin, via The Hague, Sept. 2S. The
German general staff was optimistic
It wa. admitted. io dicisir r.'iult
was in sight In the western fighting
zone, but the general trend of events
was declared to favor the kaiser.
The fiercest fighting was said to be
.between the German right and the
allies' left. Though they had used
every available man and mndo the most
frantic efforts, the allies had failed, it
was stated, to penetrate the German J
line at this point.
The Gorman center was reported gain
ing. From Clermont to Saint Menne
hould, it was asserted, the French had
(Continued on page 3.)
Sunday was a busy day at the fair grounds. This was
especially true of the floral department, which, owing to
the perishable nature of its exhibits, delays as long as
possible beginning the work of beautifying and displaying.
The warm sunshine and .balmy air, after a week's worry
as to the conduct of the weather clerk, made everybody
smile and many of them go out to take a look at the pre
parations. The sound of the hammer and the buzz of the saw
made a not inharmonious combination with a softer blend
ing of tearing muslin and the hum of conversation as low
voiced decorators, too busy even to say "hello," made beau
tiful wall and partition, canopied the ceilings and festoon
ed the long line of archways.
That there was some mess, the fact that two hundred
or more carloads of produce were unloaded about the
Southern Pacific tracks testifies. Baker county was per
fecting a booth for its splendid exhibits, and nparit was
Malheur. Neither had their displays comple,!? but the
fact that they were there shows the state-widt-.iaracter
of this year's exhibit. . It is further from Salerrc-to Mal
heur than from Paris to Berlin, but here it is 'the rivalry
of p?acp,-the competition for the betterment pi living ont,
ditions, the war on Hunger and Want. There were more
than 1500 visitors during the day, most of them in the aft
ernoon, and this of course does not include the exhibitors
and those engaged in work' around the pavilions, which
was quite an army in itself.
The ground flower beds and decorations under the di
rection of that floral artist, Mr. Hugh Bryan, were superb,
calling forth universal expressions of delight. Nothing
can be said about this feature, as the only way to get any
conception of it is to see it. With bright sunshine and old
Mt. Hood showing clear and white as "Lot's wife done in
salt," the beautiful Sabbath day gave promise of a delight
ful week. If this promise is kept, all records for attend
ance at the Oregon state fair will be broken.
With the customary rush and confu-1
sion of opening morning appurent in
all quarters, the fifty-third annual Ore
gon state fair was formally opened to
the public this morning, under bright
skies and cheerful auspices.
Although persons in chnrgc of the
exhibits have been working day and
night for the past three or four days,
their work was still Incomplete in
many instances nnd workmen rushed
madly about endeavoring to give the;
finishing touches thnt would make their
offerings pleasing to the public,
Several new departments Instituted
this year arc coming in for their share
i f atter.tii ii. The automnnite show,
though fur from complete this morning,
is receivint, many tnvorable comments. ci11. i,envv in the office of Secretary
Another innovation is the dahlia I Meredith who is probably tne busiest
show, the flowers exhibited being mnn in the gtllto toJay
grown by amateurs for non-cnmmcrcinl j .rh(, usuai Wrangle over passes for
purposes. This exhibit is to oe founs , tho 1Pip an! exhibitors required the
in the building used for the eugenics attention of n large corps of clerks and
show and mothers' congress last fair , secretaries. In order to relieve the sec
ond is exceptionally good. Irctary's office of port of this work an
In the New Pavilion. j iufonnution bureau has been establish
The exhibit of the products of Ore-j'l just in froi't of the mam entrance,
gon factories in connection with the I here any information concerning the
' Slade inoregon" movement, located
on the balcony of the new pavilion, is
veiy extensive nnd proves considerable
of a revelation to those who have not
investigated the products or the varied
Oregon industries.
The f lr.:ir of the new pavilion is tho
scene of the greatest collection of Ore
gon products ever exhibited at any Ore
gon fair. Fifteen counties are repre
sented by county exhibits and there are
numerous large individual exhibits.
Never before hns there been as many
county exhibits nor have the entire re
sources of the state been so fully repre
sented as in the displays of this year.
Plna School Showlnir.
The pdiicfllinnitl huildinir has also
been filled to overflowing with displays!
of the handiwork of the students in all
the different state institutions. The
children's industrial exhibit Is almost
twice as large as last year. The ex
hibit ot the Snlem public schools and
the Saleir. high school is among the best
in this department nnd is calling forth
numerous compliments.
'1 he t.peuing of the eugenics exposi
tion in the for:ner quarters or the art
department in the education building
wus postponed fr(m !' nnm t o'clock
owing to the mysterious disappearance
of their tables "rnd chairs nnnng the
niht. Search failed to reveal the fur-sit-in
rnd it lad be replace
The trnn shor.tin? tournament which
opened this nu.rrini rtlracted no little
attention. ' 1 ne Dest snots or an pans
uf tho state end many from Wasning-
CENTS stands, nvi cent
tion were en deck for the shoot,
records so far have been exceptionally
good and some excellent averages ara
prophesied. The shoot closes tomor
row at noon.
Stock Display Notable.
The stocfc barns were especially live
ly this morning in preparation for the
stock judging which started this after
noon nt 1 o clock, the barns are all
, we fn
Ti, nnli , ti,;. nftnmnnn of
trnctcd exceptionally good crowd
for opening day. The Coos Bay bond,
j wlich is , )lay throughout the fnir,
guvc their opening concert preceding
tin racing program.
The work of opening the ralr is espe-
; ocpurimeiuo ui u i i;u.u
be obtained.
This evening at 7:30 there will be a
musical nnd literary entertainment in
tie auditorium of the educational
building nnd the 2oos Bay bund will
give u concert in the auditorium of
the new pivilion. Mrs. Uallie Parish
Hinges will appear in vocal numbers
during the concert.
Woman's Club and Good Roads Day.
8:00. Gates open and all department
I in full operation. Judging livestock
; continued
9:00 to 12:00. Trap shooting.
9:00. Eugenics. Babies examined
from 0:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m.
9:00. Children's playground open.
10:00. James I. Davis, tee demon
stration. 10:30. Boyd t Ogle's one-ring circua.
11:00. Concert by O. A. C band.
1:00 to 6:00. Entertainment, Audi'
torium Educational Building.
1:15. Band concert, grandstand.
1:30. Races: 8:10 trot, purse 700j
2:18 pace, purse $700; 3-year-old trot,
purse 2000; second heat, relay rata,
2:00. Boyd i Ogle's one-ring circus.
2:30. Concert, Aumtonum, new pa-
(Continued on page 2.)