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SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 1915
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BY CONSTANTINE TODAY
Creek Parliament Called To Meet Wednesday to Vote War
Credit-Balkan Prize Is Raady For the Match, Bulgaria
Still Remaining the Center of Interest One Million
Austro-Germans Massed For Drive Through Serbia to
Athens, Sept. -4. Iuug Consta ntine today signed a decree for gen
eral mobilization of the Greek land forces. Purliameut was summoned
to meet Wednesday for a vote on m ilitary measures.
Washington, Sept. 24. Antieipa ting receipt of the Greek mobiliza
tion decree at any moment, the Greek embassy today prepared to noti
fy consuls everywhere throughout t ho country regarding sending re
London, Sept. 24. jtie censor's veil !
of secrecy was drawn closely over the
Balkan situation today. Scarcely a hint
of the doings behind this impenetrable
curtain reached London over night. But
the belief grew that when the curtain
is lifted Czar Ferdinand will be dis
covered heading the Bulgarians and
ready to strike in war.
The Balkan fuse appeared to bo sit
for only a touch of the match. Greece
was reported early voflay to have de
cided upon mobilization, while Bulgaria
was known to have ordered 28 classes
ready for quick action. In addition to
these moves, Austria and Germany are
reported to have massed nearly 1,000,
000 men for a drive through Serbia to
Turkey, probably withdrawing some of
them from the Russian struggle for this
The allied press has fully awakened
to the gravity of the situation, retro-'
Lrad papors express uo surupriso at the
Bulgarian mobilization, though they re
garded the situation as "extremely se
rious." At the same time, Paris journ
als declared conditions are "grave."
The Bulgarian legation here had no
confirmation of account that its. govern
ment had suddenly withdrawn the or
der for mobilization. The rumor, how
over, increased Loudon's' perplexity as
to Czar Ferdinand's purpose.
If reports from Athens concerning
"Bulgaria's massing of males from 18
to 45 years of ago be true, then Lon
don has uo doubts of Bulgaria's inten
tions, for, it was pointed out, no such
force is needed, as Bulgaria has said,
"to preserve her neutrality."
Political leaders were reported to
have pledged unanimous support to any
course Czar Ferdinand determines. A
minority of the diplomats here were
, nor.ty or - '
etill hopeful of tho outcome, and said
tins declaration might mean the leaders
had learned Bulgaria favored the al
lies, and hence, had withdrawn their
Paris, Sept. 24. Greece has decided
to mobilize, nccording to an Athens dis
The decision was said to have been
reached by the Greek cabinet iu its ses
sion yesterday but the dispatch did not
Htate when the mobilization decree
would be promulgated.
London, Sept. 24. King Constantine,
f Greece,, has promulgated a decree
mobilizing 20 Greek divisions, according
to a dispatch today from Athens.
Rome, Sept. 24. Greek reservists in
rtnly were today recalled to the col
ors. French Shells Smash Works.
Paris, Sept. 24. French shells in the
artillery battle along the western front
rue smashing Oermnn works Into debris.
The Teuton works about Arras have
been badly damaged, the communique
today reported, while in the Champagne
Mot of ns hav two reputations
one at home n' one at th' cigar store.
Th' glad hand is th' one you put money
ii ... . '.. .
and Argonne regions trenches, blocks
houses and encampucuts have been
wrecked during the past 24 hours.
Another euormous artillery battle has
occurred about Uoyes and Queunevires.
There the. Teutons hurled their asphyx
iating gas shells without result against
the French who were protected by re
spirutiors. Near Brestencourt, a strong German
patrol made a daring attempt to storm
an advanced French iisttion, but were
driven off with heavy casualties.
Infantry battling iu the Dardanelles
region lias undergone a lull for a few
weeks, the offienl statement added.
"The Turkish artillery is capric
ious," said the announcement. "Some
times they seem to lack ammunitions.
At other times they fire with maximum
rapidity, though with little damage. The
Turkish aeroplanes are most inactive,
while the allies are just the reverse."
Russians Report Victories.
Potrogrnd, Sept. 24. Brilliant vic
tories for the Slavs on both ends of
their front were claimed officially to
div. The Oermnns approaching the Dwinn
river, 27 miles southeast of Riga, were
heavily defeated by General Russky,
while General Ivanoff captured four
villages from the Austriuns, taking
A gigantic battle is developing west
and southwest of Dvinsk, with tho Ger
mans assaulting the Slav positions. Ger
man claims of success in that section
were not confirmed by the war office
today. This struggle, however, bids fair
to be very important because, of the
strategic value of Dvinsk.
In tho southeast, the Russians have
again taken the offensive, and arc driv-
in(f the Teutons westward on a 150 mile
i " t
Gorman Advance on Riga.
Berlin, via London, Sept. 24. Rose
and Strigge, 34 miles southeast of Riga
have been reenptured by German forces,
it was officially announced today.
Bavarian forces under Prince Leopold
have broken the Russian resistance
along a wide front, it was also claimed.
It was officially admitted that Field
Marshal Von Mnckensen had retreated
behind the Oginski canal, temporarily,
abandoning attempts to reach the Vil-na-Rovno
railway. The Russian forces
are attempting to envelop the flanks of
Mnckensen s army.
Russians, it was admitted, captured
several German cannon in the battle
around Dvinsk. Germans engaged In
counter ntlacks northeast or smielin
took 1000 prisoners.
Field Marshal' Von Hindenburg has
crossed the Soly-Traby-Novo Grodek
Concerning the western front, the
statement said that the British at
tacks near the LnBasseo-Bcthune canal
lias been shattered.
Brief War Bulletin.
Vienna, via Amsterdam, Sept.
EFFORTS TO FORCE
DO NOT SUCCEED
By. J. W. T. Mason.
(Written for the United Press.)
New York. Sept. 24. Efforts
compel Herbert Asquith to retire from
.1,., Hriti.h premiership have neen
answered bv his announcement in me
house of commons that there will be
no changes in the ministry.
This is the second time that he has
taken notice of the opposition to his
Kivrntlv while speaking of his
intentions, th premier added eryp
lly, "if I have future." Parlia-
nn.nl accented this as an Invitation
make personal expressions of conn -
. V: l," Vi:.J..i., f th. nniinns
Annarentlv assurances forth
coming since then 'have Justified bim
In believing that he can retain his of
fice, despite opposition,
Hi FORD WILL
LOAN 1 H
Multi-Millionaire Auto Builder
Makes Positive Statement
On the Subject
New York, Sept. 24. The allied com
missioners can't have a nickle of Hen
ry Ford's millions. He said so today
emphatically, and served notice that "if
any of his bankers participated in the
proposed $500,000,000 deal ho would
draw out every cent of his accounts.
'Do you know who is in favor of the
lonnt"'he queried, and then answered
"The militarists want it to be suc
cessful for they will .profit tho most
Then, even more emphatically:
"If I had my way, I'd tie the can
tn the commisisoners and scud them
back where they came from.''
- Loan Negotiations.
New York, Sept. 24. The allied fin
ance commisisoners and American
bankers still had a number of kinks to
smooth out todav in the allied request
for a loan of $500,0110,000 or more. The
negotiations appeared to have 'settled
Hint the lonn will not be over half n
billion. Opposition of western banks
has made it necessary for eastern insti
tutions to furnish all the money, it was
reliably reported, and the latter are
not disposed to go beyond that figure.
The question of interest, too, was
said to be vexatious.
Russia, it now seems likely, will not
participate in the negotiations.
A financier, who has participated in
the loan conferences, however, declared
today that the lonn is nearer comple
tion than is generally admitted.
.... WARNING FROM BERLIN
Berlin, by wireless to Tucker
ton, N, J., Sept. 24. German
industrial associations issued A
warning today that participa
tion in the allied American
loan by firms doing business
with Germany would bo con
sidered justification for break
ing off commercial reiutions.
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AN OLD-TKSR DIES
Los Angeles, Cnl., Kept. 24. Don
Romulo Pico, who knew California when
it was part of Mexieo, is very ill at his
home here today, and it is feared h
may die. He is 74 years old. Pico is
the son of Captain Andreas Pico, who
commanded the Mexican landers iu the
battle on the banks of tho Sun Gabrie
river near Los Angeles.
Prince Frederick of Thurn and Taxis
was killed iu the Gnlicia fighting Mon
day, it was announced today.
London, Sept. 24. A Gorman sub
marine has sunk the Harrison liner
Chancellor, a vessel of 4,58(1 tons. Part
of her crew was rescued.' Boats are
now seeking the missing.
Paris, Sept. 24. A Turkish transport
was bombarded and sunk in N'nguru bay
bv an allied aviator, it was officially
announced today. English submarines
also sank two Turkish transports in Ak
bachi bay, under difficulties.
London, Sept. 24. The body of Mrs.
Josephine Bruguiere of New York and
San Frnncisco, a victim of the liner
Arabic torpedoing was washed up to
day on the coast of Ireland.
Berlin, by wireless to Tuckerton, N.
J Sept. 24. A Germnn submarine has
sunk severul French and English steam
ers uud a Russian vessel iu the Mediter
ranean according to Spanish paper re
ceived here today.
The effort to obtain a new premier
has lost ground lately because of Lloyd
George's decreasing popularity. He bad
liii auirirested as the antl-Asuuith can-
J di.intc, but his growing dislavor has
: lessened tuik oi inns riimniiK
This view has been strengthened by
the fact that he linn been unable to or
ganize munition production to the max
imiiiii. while his restless temperament
has caused England to suspect that he
docs not have the kind of executive
ability that she wants. His former
control over the workingmeu is weak
ening. Apparently his accusations ui
to drunkenness agninsi luem ana m sou-
1 demnat.on or union rules s noi rensneo
- hv the laborinir itroup. Hence, in view
,lovd George's falling availability,
it Is improbable that Crest Itritain will
consent to deposition of Asquith at
"SOFT PEDAL" ON
By Bond P. Geddes.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington. Sept. 24. " We don't
want to be attending vaudeville while
church is going on.
With this epigram, v icei'residont
Marshall, in an exclusive interview
with the United Press today, urged con
gress and the people of the nation to
put a "sort pecini on pontics wane
foreign relations are critical. In this
connection, he opposed the proposed ex
tra session or tne senate.
"I have been in more than three
fourths of the states since congress
adjourned," he said. " Kvery where the
rank and file ot citizens are not dis
cussing old - rasnioneu pontics. i ney
are interested in tne wnr in tne ef
MIXES WITH CROWD
Washington, Sept. 24. Presi
dent Wilson today rttd what he
has often said he would like to
do get out and rub elbows with
the crowds, leaving the White
House car in the garage, he
took a . brisk walk through
Washington's busiest streets,
bought some golt nails and re- -turned
to the White House after
dodging trolley cars, automo
biles and pedestriuns. He might,
have been merely an attache of
the executive mansion, as far as
publicity wus concerned, for he
threaded hit' way through the
crowds scarcely noticed.'
His trip had one thrill at
least for his secret service
guards, if not for the executive
when he stepped in front of a
trolley car, just as the conductor
gave two bells to start up. The
president, however, maneuvered
quickly as he heard the gong,
and jumped out of harm's way
just as the car started.
Great City Mourns Passing of
Bishop Thomas J. Conaty
of Los "Angeles
Los Angeles, Cnl., Sept. 24. Silent
crowds, the men with huts off, stood
in the streets near St, Vibiann s Cutlicd
ral today while the great bell tolled a
solemn requiem for Right Rev. Tliomus
J. Conaty, Roman Catholic bishop of the
dioceye of .Monterey and Los Angeles,
whose body in pontificiul robes and
vestments lay before the high lilt nr.
With impressive services, the church
of Romo performed tho lust, rites over
the mortal remains of its faithful ser
vants. More than 223 members of the
clergy participated. Itelatives of the
bishop and representatives of the gov
ernment and Catholic societies occupied
half of the ),2'K seats in the cathedral.
The remainder were occupied by tluise
mourners who luccceded In getting in
sido during the first rush, just after
2,000 children, accompanied by sisters,
marched out following the special chil
dren 's muss ut 8 a. lu.
But for every mourner Inside the
edifice, the c were many nimble to gain
Car service on Main street was halt
ed us the pr.i.-cs'oii of white robed
(irii'j j pai-s.'d ac'iiss the court yard in
frout of the church nuj miirrlieu slowly
into the building.
When the mis concluded, the casket,
Knurled by Knights f Columbus, wns
ho'tin through a lune ci humanity to
the hearse, v hich proceeded to Calvary
cc.netery, followed by hundreds of uu-
t 'mobiles. Ah this profession passed;
through the streets flugs everywhere
drooped at hull' must.
Archbishop llsnna. recited the ritunl
iu the little chapel at Calvnry ceme
tery. Following this, the body wns
interred in the priests plot.
In the funeral orntion Archbishop
Haniia of Sun Francisco, paid glowing
tribute to the deoensed prelate, and re
viewed his long career a priest and
; THE WEATHER t
Oregon: Fair to
night and Satur
forts of the president to keep peace
with honor. I shall see the president,
but I will not deign to offer my preju
diced advice concerning the extra ses
sion. "Discussion of the president's hand
ling of international affairs would now
be inopportune, he continueil, appar
ently referring to the possibility of
sucli tnlk in an extra session. "He
needs no defense, only praise."
Asked if he expected renomination
Marshall replied :
"That depends upon what the demo
crats think. 1 never sought a political
nomination nor office. If tho conven
tion nominates mo with the president
1 will accept gladly. If it doesn't I'll
Stays Over Night In Mining
Camp and Leaves For
Walsenburg, Colo., Sept. 24. John I),
Kockefellcr, Jr. had such a good time
tangoing, ragging and hesitating with
tho miners' pretty wives at tho Cam
! i mi mine school house lust night that
he kept his promise and remained in the
camp over night.
For several hours lie tripped over the
rough tloor to the strains ot itrou
why s lavorite tunes, anil retired ex
bausted by his strenuous exercise.
Nevertheless he was up bright am
earlv today ami started for Pueblo, to
continue his personal inspection of his
properties and get an insight into how
the men and women who work for
Still Talking of Arrest.
Denver, Colo., Sept. 21 A committee
from the 1'nited Mine Workers In
dianapolis headquarters met here to
day with A. M. Kelcher, the union's
ion unci, to decide upon the organiza
tion 's Policy toward John 1), Rocke
feller, Jr., and tho open shop policy lie
Tho union officers let it bo known
recently that they intended to seek
Rockefeller's indictment ns a party to
the recent mine striko troiililcs, on the
theory that he could bo indicted, if
John R, Lawson, union lender, cotild be,
though neither hud a direct hand in the
While the oil king is quoted as hav
ing saiil on his present inspection trip
iu Colorado that he did not cure wheth
er his men joined a union, he luis nl
wns favored the open shop, His plan
provided for creation or a grievance
committee among the men, though each
man had to be treated as an individual.
The men have been permitted to or
ganize loosely as Colorado Fuel and
Iron coiupnnv employes, but the union
hus never been recognized.
R. H. K.
Cleveland .' 4 7 0
New York 1 4 3
(iurrctt und O'Neill; Vance and Al
exander. Shuwkcv replaced Vance.
it. H. E.
St. Louis 8 12 i
Doston 4 10 4
Koob and Agncw; Kuth, (regg and
(.'adv. Hartley replaced Cudy.
First gume. H. II. K.
Chicago 7 0
Philadelphia 5 10 (I
Cicolte and Mayer; Klchurdson and
it. II. E.
Detroit 4 11 5
Washington. II Li 2
Covuleski, Ilolund und Signage; John
son and Williams. McKce replaced
Stiinuue. ilovliler replaced lioluud
Second game. 1(. II. r..
Chleatro 12 l't 1
Philadelphia 5 11 3
Itussell and Sehulk; Turner, Crowoll
Sherman and Lapp, McAvoy.
R, If. K.
Boston 2 8 i
Pittsburif .-. 0 4 C
Neht' and Whaling; ICuntlehuer ami
R. II. E
Brooklyn S 9 3
Cincinnati 7 12 1
IMII. Smith and Miller; Schneider
ami Winifo. George replaced Silinui
First uame. R. H. E
Philadelphia : 0 4 '
Cliicairn (1 1 0
Ma Vers, Oeschger and Hums, Adums
II iirniihriis and Archer.
neennd uame. "
. i T I f Ifl
Phils. Iidhhis 0 1
Chicsuo 0 '
l'L i.iura i.ii,l llurna: .iiliel Slid lires
i.nl.un Wrivht replaced ubel. ( ulled
end 8tb, darkness.
Falkenberg ami Land;
OF BALKANS If I
Great Strides Are Being Made
Toward Hostilities Greeks
By Ed L. Keen.
(United Pross Staff Correspondent.)
London, Sept. 24 The lialknns made
rapid strides todav toward war.
Greece answered the Bulgarian call
to arms by ordering general mobiliza
tion of her hind forces.
An ultimatum tumbling tho Balkans
into war may flash across the wires
before night. Kurope meantime is on
tip toe awaiting the first tinned clash
between these nations.
News from Athens that King Con
stantino had signed a general land mo
bilization order was received here with
greatest satisfaction. Greece intends
to stand by Serbia. TMb was tho only
interpretation that could be placed on
Albania is oxpected to follow tho ox-
ample of Greece, but Bucharest today
was strangeiv silent as to her plans.
Bulgaria is completing preparations
for war. Largo forces of workmen are
improving her defenses along the Sor
Bulgarian vessels plying in the lllacK
sea are running into llulgarian ports.
Meantime mobilization is proceeding as
rapidlv as possible, according to Ath
ens, disposing of tho report that tho
order had been withdrawn.
Greek reservists in Italy wero pro
paring to embark for homo, following
orders recalling them to tho colors.
Greeks Shout for War.
Athens, Sept. 24. With Hulgurin mo
bilizing tho classes from 1H!M) to 1H12,
the (liuok cabinet nt first decided to
mobilize only the classes from .181)3 to
11111, but later at a conference in the
wnr office early today, the general
mohilrntiou plan 'was decided,
(treat crowds cheered Premier Ven
izeloH on his way to obtain the king's
signaturo to the general order.
The government is expected to take
over tho railways Immediately, iu con
nection with the mobilization.
(lovcrnmunt organs declared that
Greece must support Serbia in ense of
a llulgarian attack, or else heroine n
second rate Balkan power. They point
ed out though, that success of an alli
ance betwoen Austria, Germany und
Iiulgarin would mean the eventual over
throw of Greece
Vonizoli.'s has summoned political
leaders for a conference tonight. This
session will probably ask parliament
for full authority to deal with Bul
garia unless tho latter backs down from
her apparently belligerent position be
fore Wednesday. There was doubt that
this action would be a preliminary to
An official note explaining reasons
for tho mobilization decree said it was
the only um.wor to the llulgarian tittl
tude aiid added that the step was tak
en "for defensive purposes."
Bulgaria Still Neutral.
Washington, Sept. 24. If sontimonts
expressed by the Ilulgarinn embassy todav-
accord with Sofia's ideas, the Bul
garian mobilization is simply a club to
be used in a final effort to force the
allies to persuade Serbia nnd Greece to
cede her Macedonia. (IPficinls said it
lid not Indicate thet Bulgaria is about
to join the Teutons.
News Is Conferred.
Washington, Sept. 24. The Greek
legation this afternoon received word
from Athens that mobilization orders
had been Issued there.
Leaps to Her Death
Portland. Or.. Kept. 24. After writ
ing a note detailing business woes, Miss
Kilna Turner, nged 40, a drcssmnKcr,
leaped from a fourth story window of
the Fliediier building, a distance of
sixty feet today nnd was probably fu-
tnllv injured. Physicians do not oe-
lieve she cun live. Her right arm was
shuttered, several ribs were broken and
she sustained internal injuries.
The note lett by Miss Turner was
somewhat incoherent, indicuting that
she was mentally unbalanced. '
The window from which MisB Turner
jumped was to her dressinuking parlors.
My trouble is all on account or
people not wanting to pay for their
sewing," tho note written py inss
Turner said in part.
100 MARATHON RUNNERS
Sun Francisco, Sept. 24. Nearly 100
marathon runners will compete in the
six and a half miles inpsea event here
a week from Sunday over the Marion
county hills. The race starts at Mill
Valley and ends at Willow Camp. The
Olympic club will enter a strong con
tingent. R. H. Ti.
Buffalo 1 3 :t
St. Louis OHO
Ehmko and Itluir; Davenport and
Hartley. Marshall replaced K.hinkc.
K. H. E.
Kewnrlc 1 7 4
Moran and Huridcn; itogge ami " ,,., 'in B(l,iition to exceeding the ei
Conner. Kalscrllng replaced Moran. lOW woek M, year sine. tu.
lunin"' month of April.
KILLED IN FIGHT
Small Detachment Was Sur-
rounded By Raiding
TWO AMERICANS WERE
WOUNDED IN BATTLE
Seventy-five Mexicans Are
Hemmed In and May Be
P.rownsville, Tcxns, Sept. 24. Amer
ican Private Henry Stubbleticld was
killed and Captain A. P. Anderson and
Private Cecil Kennedy wore wounded
when 30 Mexicans fired on 10 Ameri-
niiB sleeping in nn arroyo at Progreso
Surprised, the soldiers ion oeniuu
their rifles and fled. The Mexicans
seized tho weapons and disappeared in
to the brush before reinforcements ar
rived. The bnndits had crossed the
river under cover of darkness and elud
ed the guards at the brink.
Mercedes, near I'rogrcso. is wrougui
up to a frenzy over the attnek and its
citizens threaten to lynch the bandits
if they are rounded up.
Soventy-fie Mexicans have been sur
rounded in the brush near here and
troops are rushing from severul points.
It is believed they have no chance to
Bandits who tried to loot a general
store nt l'rogroso during tho excitement
from news of the bli battle were driv
en oft', with one killed und one wound
ed. Earlier Reports of Tight.
Brownsville, Texus, Sept. 24. One
American soldier was killed and two
wero wounded while buttling Mexicans
near Progresso at duylight today.
Meagre dispatches said n small de
tachment of United States soldiers had
been surrounded and wore iu danger of
unnUiilutioii until reinforcements ar
rived. Soldiers have been sent from Morce-
des to seek Mexican bandits scattered
throughout the brush country thorc-
County officers and bandits al'e en
gaged in another battle on tho line be
tween Hidalgo nnd Starr counties. Teu
Mexicans nro reported to have been
slain and fivo wounded.
Zapatista Are DesperaU.
Washington, Sept.' 24. Zapatista
fores are making desperate efforts to
isolato Mexico City, according to state
department advices toduy. To do this.
they are dynamiting trains ana KUlinc
trainmen bound to tho capital from tho
One train, bound from Vera Cruz with
oil nnd freight was destroyed by the
marauders 50 miles Worn Mexico City
Monday. Tho wreckage was piled up so
badly that persons leaving Mexico City
for Vera Cru the following day were
compelled to return there.
General Maytorena's victory in
northern Sonora over the Currauzistas
wns confirmed in official mossugos.
General Callus has evacuated Cau
anca nnd retreated southward. Villistas
have reopened the telegraph line be
tween Hcrmosillo and Gunymas.
. Inhabitants' of Mexico City, the dis
patches said, get water only one hour a
day, the sanitation is bad, trolley serv
ice Is suspended and the irregular elec
tric light service is limited each night.
Market Is Broadened
and Moves Upward
(Copyright 11)15 by the New York
New York, Sept. .24. Although still
evidently under the sway ot specula-
tivo excitement especially among tha
outside public, tho market toduy broad
ened the scope of its activity and
moved quit't uniformly upward. In thn
forenoon, the movement wus mainly
confined tr Industrial shares, which re
covered violently fiom yesterday s re
action. Iu the afternoon, however, rail
ways as a whole, joined the movement.
Advunces ot one and two points wur
general, oven in stocks which tor a
week had hurdly stilled and in the final
trading the market reuched its great
est activity, with ruilways lending.
On the whole, the days movement
was governed equally by the excited en
thusiasm of the speculating public and
the operations of professionals who are
maneuvering to keen the public in a
state of undiminished excitement.
Other markets, having a tick ring on
the general financial situution, did uo
show much change.
Cotton was higher and speculation
in that commodity developed the most
extraordinary characteristics. Foreign
exchange moved unimportantly.
Wheat exports for the week, report
ed by the Bradstrects, were the largest
ever for the period.
They were nearly 1,000,000 bushels
iivnr thn of the same week In 1911
I and 1.750.000 above the same week in