Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, October 01, 1915, Image 1

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PRICE TWO CENTS b t antd8 rrVa ckwtS
Yimy Heights and Railroad!
Domination German Possi-
tions Sought'
Russian War Office Encour
aged By Progress of Of
fensive Move
London, Oct.. 1. The seventh day of
the powerful Anglo-French offensive
on the western front found the allies
today tweeting closer to the Vimy
heights and toward the Baxaneourt
Jnnllernnge railway, their two main ob
jectives. With these places in their hands," the
;illie would be in n position to admin
ister a crushing blow to the enemv.
One hundred and fifty thousnnd'loss
e in dead wounded and captured are
the estimated losses of the Germans
ince the big new drive started. No ac
curate figures on the allies casualties
are obtainable although Berlin said
they had suffered heavily, particularly
in the fighting about Loos.
The Paris war office declared the
reneh left wing is within two miles of
the strategic Bazancourt-Challerane
railway, and added that allied shells
-nave mnde this line useless to the en
emy. The French right wing is plung
ing toward Ceruay against a steel re
sistance. All capitals in Europe have awakened
to the seriousness of the battles now
proceeding. The first burst of enthusi
asm ,,i London and Paris has passed,
and the public is scanning eagerly ev
ery scrap of news from the front. A
portion or. the German press believes
the. strugg o is decisive and there is a
genoral belief in Berfia that if the al-
t 0r0 I?1',11'811' )eace negotiations
will result beforo next Bummer.
Russians Encouraged.
Petrograd, Oct. 1. Firo,l l,u n, ,-!
tones galued along the eastern front
m tne past few days, the Russinns are
sinking fiercely at the Teuton lines
from Riga to Gnlicin. Allied gains, too
ff"g ,he western front aro having the
. iirsuviiing ine Kussians' cour
age and their battling has taken on a
. -,u,-h, uiiKiiown in the days when
...c Hermans were pounding their way
eastward, almost unhindered.
The war office tndnv in;i n.t
the Say morale ig increasingly bet
ter, while tne Teutons aro manifesting
a uervotisness amounting in manv eases
most to a panic. It was claimed that
the Teutons in recent rlnv knv
a tendency to abandon their wounded
in retreats and to throw awav arms
...... I'lujectues.
Tho fio. t .
.iu.a lurres in tne Kiga reg on
have weak v it,n,..,i
1 .. n iSS . T i ' unensive
ut the official statement claimed this
had broken down under the vigor of
ii.-ioiuu Ut-iA'UBe, .
Ktissia clainiAil
IV.... i. - nun m ur IjUKe
,V,m v'r01"? ?f Ij,ka oguinski and
'i the lhvn helnor
in the middle 8try region, where the
--...wins m tne past few days have
ouiiipwnai more successful than
."'",l"ci stntement claimed con
" oi rernrie. battling around
"lurisiv ana Kolki.
The Galician struggle continues heav
IVspits the large amount of data
t 'nnW,UAvthe PrM,f,nt 'avorable situa
luet . RllS8ian armies, the general
s nff prefers to abstain from eondu-
oiib until tie situation is definitely
lucidatcd," said an official stntement
" midnight, " Neverthelo th (Tonorn I
"'al'f announces that engagements now
Next t' an Arctic summer thpr
hiint nothin' quite as brief as thS
Popularity of a four-flusher. Th' glad
hind it th one you put money in. -
Work of Rehabilitation Begins
In Wake of Great West
Indian Storm
Xew Orleans, Oct. 1. Twenty lives
were snuffed out by the West Indian
hurricane which hit here Wednesday
morning and lashed the city and out
skirts until 3 o'clock Thursday morn
ing, according to estimates late this af
ternoon. At the same time, $15,000,000 worth
of property was wrecked.
Two to three feet of water covered
the city for a day and a half, while the
water front suffered ' heavily. Nine
boats sank in the harbor, and several
drydocks containing vessels were hurl
ed by the 130 mile gale from one side of
the river to the other. Five million
dollars damage was done along the
river front alone. Illinois Central offi
cials estimate tho road's loss at $2,000,
000. Most of tho dead are negroes, killed
under the wreckage of sheds and small
buildings in which they sought refuge.
Practically every house in the citv suf
fered tinder the terrible lashing. Five
churches were tumbled into ruins, and
score of others were damaged.
Schools, theatres and exchanges are
closed, business is at a standstill and
the Crescent City is shut otf from the
outside world except by wireless.
Repairing Damages.
New Orleans, by wireless, Oct. 1.
The Crescent City todny began work
of rehabilitation, iu the wake of the
West Indian hurricane which is known
to have caused fourteen deaths, injured
several score and to have done property
damage estimnted at $2,000,000. Trol
ley service, on some lines, was resumed
today, though this, with telephone,
light, telegraph and tram service, was
still generally crippled. Outlying dis
tricts' lire still flooded.
Mayor Bchrman took charge of the
relief work today anil started plans for
the 'work of reconstruction. While no
buildings of any size or importance
was destroyed, tew escaped damage.
Captain JUeuger, manager or. the
Pittsburg Coal company of Cincinnati,
and two negro members of the crew of
the tug Corsair perished when the tug
was blown over Nine Milo point. Fif
teen other members of the crew swam
ashore and came here.
Two white men were blown off the
steamer Creel, a white man was washed
ashore in the West End; Mike Florine
was drowned in the river when his
launch capsized, and Samuel Johnsou
was killed when a signal tower fell on
him. Two unidentified men were crush
ed by the collapse of a water tank, and
an unidentified negro was killed iu Al
giers. Fears were felt today for the safety
of thousands of persons along the low
er coast west of the city where the
hurricane struck with greatest fury.
That the death toll may be swelled con
siderably when the situation in nearby
towns is known was the belief today.
The rivei commission is preparing to
scud a ynsht there and a tug has gone
to learn the situation at 1ms Chris
tian jud other coast towrs.
The immigration st.itljn is lire sing
1'5 persons, rescued in a big boat by i
sii'gle utta'the of the station last night
at Lee's Lane.
The city is strcwh with debris, and
workmen began today the work of
clearing this. Churches and schools
were hard hit.
Police and firemen have rendered va
liant service. At one point, policemen
risking death in a shaky cigar factory
while the storm raged, took two hun
dred panicky girls to places of safety
iu automobiles and patrol wagons.
progressing show a favornble turn.
"Our morale is very high as a result
of recent terrible hand to nnnd com
bats and the successful offensive on t:ie
Sventsinnv-Osmia-a line, in contrast to
the Germans break down shown by the
abandonment of slightly wounded, t.ieir
method of retreat, and their nervous;
firing. 'i.l
"The well regulated offensive, broad-1
Iv conceived and methodic-ally and sim-;
liltnneuosly with our above mentioned !
successes have given fresh .strengtul
nnd inspiration to the mutual confi-
denco of the allies iu their power audi
war iiko qualities." I
French Makes Progress.
Paris. Oct. I. French forces have
made further progress in tneir buttlei
for the important Vimy heights, the of
ficinl communique ai't today.
Germans delivering heavy counter,'
strokes in the Artois and Champagne!
regions have been lepnisen, sai.i ine
statement. f
.ml southeast of Neuville, twol
German nttneks were repulsed. The
first was directed against our fortifie.lp
works in the Gioniay lorest; nir wr
end, south of Hill ll," the statement
claimed. "North of t.ie Aisne near
Soupir, the enemy delivered a violent
demonstration of cannonading and. mus
ket r. not followed by infantry attack.
"in the Cbnmpagne we abruptly ar
rested bv our hot fire a counter attack
northwest of Massiges. Dur.ng last
night's advance north of MsstiK", w
i.ic ?mi prisoners including su o"i-
All-Washington Day Celebrat
ed at Panama Pacific -Exposition
San Francisco, Oct. L Iu the midst
of pomp and military ceremony Gover
nor Krnest Lister, of Washington, to
day was the central figure in the sec
ond day of Washington state's three
day celebration, "All Washington day"
at the Panama Pacific exposition.
In addition to an escort of United
States marines and cavalry from his
hotel to tho exposition grounds, the
Washington executive was further hon
oredhe was initiatuu into the Black
foot Indian tribe. He was put through
a genuine Indian tribal ceremony and
the title of "Chief Eagle Pale Feath:
ers" conferred upon him.
After concerts by the firemen's and
police bands of Seattle, the formal
exercises of All Washington day took
place in front of the Washington state
pavilion, with A. ,T. Ritchie, represent
ing Mayor Fawcett, of Tacoma, and the
Taeomn Commercial and Rotary clubs,
Governor Lister planted n Douglas fir
iu the federal grove, and was presented
with a box of jewels from the Tower
of Jewels by President C. C. Moore, of
the exposition.
Walla Walla celebrated at the exposi
tion yesterday, with real Indinus in
full war regalia and big red apples as
the predominating feature. Twenty
thousand Jonathan apples were dis
tributed by the Walla Walla folks.
Herman Ross, of Seattle, presided
over the formal ceremonies and John G.
Kelly, a Walla Walla publisher, for the
city, received an exposition bronze
Washington's celebration will end to
morrow with nn observance of "Seattle
and Tncoma dny."
Export Interests Greatly Ex
, cited Facing Prospect of
Sharp Rise
Portland, Or., Oct. 1. Export inter
ests were greatly excited here today
when it was learned on good authority
that eastern" buyers were purchasing
large quantities of wheat in the north
west. The exporters have a large number of
high priced ship charters on their
hands and fear that if a distinct rise
should occur in northwest wheat, the
vessel owners would absorb most of the
One of the eastern buyers is said to
represent lioscubnnin & Co. of Chicago
and others with equally substantial
connections are reported operating in
the interior. '
. Although tho wheat crop in the east,
according to the government report, is
the greatest In history, it is said to be
lacking in-quality. This is reported to
have necessitated the eastern buyers'
presence in the northwestern market,
wnere the quality is of the finest.
' National League.
R. If. E.
Philadelphia t 14 2
lloston 2 is 2
Mayer and Adnms; Nehf and lllack
burn. Gowdy replaced Illackbiirn.
Chii'iigo t incinjnti postponed, - wet
American League,
lioston-Washiugton game postponed,
R. H. E
St. Louis 0 7 7
8 8 I
WalNh and Schalk
Koob and Aguew;
Hoff replaced Koob,
Federal League.
games poKtmned on account of
Pittsburg Chronicle, Times: The
puv of French soldiers bus been iu
creuiu'il 5 cents a day. Have they
been fighting nil the time for glory,
or just for the fun of it I
Oregon: Occas
ional rain tonlutit
and Saturday, a
little cooler: ndi
southerly winds,1
strong near the if
Berlin Officially Asserts That
French'" Drive Is
London Advices Says Germans
Direct Bulgaria's Military
Berlin, by wireless to Say
ville, Oct. 1. The Germans took
421 Russian officers prisoners
and 95,404 men on the eastern
front during September, it was
officially announced today.
Berlin, via London, Oct. I. German
counter attacks on the northern end of
the Anglo-French battle front iu the
west continue to press the English buck,
the war office statement today declared.
Attacks in the Artois and Chnmpngno
regions, Including violent attempts
northwest of the important town of
Massiges, it was claimed were repulsed
'The English yesterdny attempted
no attacks" said the statement. "North
of Loos, our counter attacks made
further progress despite strong resist
"Enemy monitor have bombarded
Lombart.vde, and Middlekerke without
"French attacks failed east of
Souehez, north of Neuville and north
west of Massiges. At the latter place,
seven divisions attacked.
"The total French prisoners in the
Champagne are 104 officers rfnd 7,019
"French positions near Vauquois
(Argonno) were damaged by mining.
French aviators bombarded Henin
Li'utarb, killing eight Frenchmen."
On the eastern front, Field Marshall
Von Hindeubcrg was reported to have
stormed a position west of Dvinsk.
"Russian nttuiks east of Madziol
and before Btnorgon (southeast of Vil
na) failed," tho statement continued:
"Wo took 1300 prisoners. Bavarians
under Prince Leopold repulsed tho
enemy's partial attacks and captured
Germans In Bulgaria
Loudon, Oct. 1. Austro-Germnn of
ficers have arrived in -Bulgaria to par
ticipate in directing mobilization, it
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Press Day Manufacturers Day
Scandinavian Day. ,
(Morning.) '
to !L!:00 Concerts on
by llubol's Cherrybud
1 1 -.00-
Ilitfh wire perform
ance, Prof. C. C. Eckjart.
12:00 Aeroplane flight by
Herbert K. Mna.ter.
12:30 High jvire perform
ance. 1:30 Racing program at
Lone Ouk tnn k. Music by Mc
Elroy's ound, with vocal se
lection by Salem Business Men
.Shetland pony race.
Great wetn-rn relay race.
4:00 to 4:30 Aeroplane
flight bv Herbert E. Muuter.
7:30 (New auditorium)
Music by Mc Elroy's band. Vo
cal selection oy Ladies' Fair
Glee Club. Vocal selection by
Kulcni Business Men's quartet.
8:DD Annual banquet of Or
egon Purebred" Livestock asso
ciation, In V. M. C. A. cafeteria
on ground. Annual high jinks
of state press in conjunction
with Ori'ioii inanufncturers, in
old auditorium, followed by a
big bkuquct. The manufactur
ers exhibiting at the state fair
grounds will furnish the viands
to constitute the "Feed" and
the press representatives will
make a "noise" like the con
sumers. Vocal selections by the
Business Men's quartet, and the
Ladies' Htnte Fair Glee.
8:00 p. m. Lecture on "Evo
lution of Art" by Mrs. Alice
Weisteh in the old auditorium,
illustrated by stcroptican views
in natural colors snowing mas
terpieces of famous painhrrs
and sculptors.
V:30 Fireworks display in
front of grandstand at Lone
Osk track.
By WUUarh Phillip Simras.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Paris, Oct. 1. France intends that
her great offensive Blong the western
front shall be driven home.
"This is a great offensive, but it has
only begun," said Senator Stephen
Pichou, former French foreign minister
in an exclusive interview with the
United Press today. "It will be thrust
home before it stops. Until the present,
we lack materials. Wo had no heavy
artillery, and our ammunition supplies
were insufficient. Now we are amply
provided with everything we need, both
in big guns and shells. If we are only
favored by the weather, I am sure
things will go nicely.
"Souehez and positions near Vimy
are ours. We aro Bteadily progressing
on eVery front. An occasional slacken
ing need not be a surprise. The buttles
arc not fought as when 100,000 men
Ten Million Dollar Project Is
Promoted By Wealthy
Portland, Or., Oct. 1. The Portland
& West Coast Railroad &. Navigation
company announced plans today for
building a railrond from Portlnnd to
Newport, with a branch extending to
Hay City. Tho prospective lino would
lessen the distunce from Portland to
Newport by" S3 miles. Much virgin
territory, covered bv more than 80,000
000,000 feet of standing timber would
be touched by the road. J. H. Hank,
wealthy timber owner, is president of
the company projecting the line, which
would cost $10,000,000 to build.
The road would go through Sheridan
and to Williumimr, thence through the
Const range to Grande lion do, Forres-
ton, down the Salmon river to Silotz
bay and Newport.
Wall Street Frantic
Over Speculation
(Copyright 11)15 by the New York Ev
ening post.)
New York, Oct. 1. There was no
relaxation whatever today in Wall
Btreet's frantic pace; if anything
speculation was wider than before and
more entirely separated from sober
calculation of the real influences bear
ing on shores which ..urn the focus of
excitement. On exception from this
general statement, and thut not an un
important one, wns t lint standard rail
way shares stood aloof entirely from
the market's extravagant movement.
In a market in which speculation has
taken the bit in its teeth nnd is running
at the pace this one is, it is usually
superfluous to suggest outside news as
the cause. There was no doubt, how
ever that news of the continued Anglo
French advuncc and the success of the
allied loan had its effects.
At la o'clock, sines were approxi
matcly 800,000 shares, Naming that
total for two hours business indicates
the extraordinary pace ut which specu
lative business was carried forward.
Stc.cl common alone occupied so great
an amount of the buying that the stock
v.us lifted at the opening to a new roc
ord for the ver.r, subsequently reach
ing 81 3-4. Yesterday morning It was
below Ti.
Iu other di pnrtinents there were no
stocks which mulched tho steel activity,
but in the mutter of wild gyrations,
there were plenty of issues that excelled
I John W.Minto Takes
Charge of State Pen
John W. M i ii to today took charge of
the Oregon stnte penitentiary as ward
en to succeed his brother, Hurry Minto,
who wns shot and killed bv Otto Hook
er, the escaped convict Inst Monday.
The nw warden con.es to bin position
ell recoin mended hy his lilist otliciiil
life which Include' nearly 30 years ser
vice ns an officer. Mr. Minto has no
aiiiiouiiciuuents to iniike as to his poll-,
cles but stales that the penitentiary Is
believed to be in excellent condition;
and a hiiccesst'iil administration will re-1
suit according to the opinion of the
hoard of control winch was iiiiuiiiiiinus
in Mr. Minto 'a election.
Noted Preacher Sued
For Breach of Promise i
New York, Oct. l.Chsrging breach
of promise, Miss Lucille Covington of
(Alpena, Michigan, todny filed suit In
the state supremo court annum iiuuu
were a great army and a few hours or
a few days sufficed to score a great
"The weather is one of tho great
est factors. On account of tho extreme
importance of artillery, heavy rainfall
and muddy roads would seriously hinder
"It has been demonstrated that
French troops, man for man, aro super
ior to the enemy. And, because I
know tho spirit of tne men iu the
trenches, I firmly believe that tho of
fensive will continue to a victorious
end. Also, I feel that Germany will
bo unable to aid Turkey, because she
needs her resources nearer home.
"Tho allies' drive will relieve the
Russian situation very much."
Senator PiChon is a powerful figure
in France. Regarded as an interna
tional authority on the war ho is con
servative in his statements.
Arrangements Complete
For Receiving Shriners
A meeting of the members of the
Shriners' club of this city wns hold
liuist evening nt t"ie Masonic Temple,
and arniiigeinents completed for tho
visiting brothers from tho Al Knder
Slirine of Portlnnd tomorrow. 1'pou
their arrival from Portlnnd at 10:30
o'clock on tho Oregon Electric, they
will be met bv McElrov's bnnd, Cher-
riuns and local Shriners. Following the
parndu in the biiiiiiicss district of the
city, the visitors will bo taken for nn
auto rule around the city and to the
state institution. At noon, a banquet.
will bo served the visiling Shriners nnd
their wives on tho filth floor of the
Masonic Tcmtile. As mnnv of tiie
Shriners will visit the stnt-o fair duriiiit
the. afternoon, no formal program has
been arranged, although reservations
huvo been inude tor tha visitors at the
grand stand to witness the races. Tho
banquet hall will be open and a lunch
sorved between six mid 8 o'clock in the
evening, and the day's program will
close with an informal dance. During
the duy I no voutoi'H na well ns the mum
bora of the Sulem Shriners will wear
their fences.
The prouram for tho day is as fol
10:30 a. m. Tho Portland Special ar
rives at Sulein. met bv McKlrov's band.
t humans n.id Nliriucrs,
I0:l! a. tn. March about tho i.rin
elpnl streets of the city.
1H00 a. in. Ti:ke waitinir automo
biles for a loop about the city, visiting
rue stiiro institutions.
12:00 m.-"-llnnqnct for visiting Shrin
ers and wives, I'nth floor Masonic.
l:p. in. Secure tickets at Masonic
Temple for str.te fr.lr.
1:30 p, m. Take autos and street
curs for state fnir. Reservations have
been mado in tiio grand stand at race
8 to 8 p. in. Banquet hall open at
Musnnic Temple.
H : MO J), m. iifnrmnl dnnee.
Wesley Hill, noted pastor nnd lecturer,
She asked $100,000 damages, claiming
he proposed to her in MHO, und that
upon his solicitation she gave up man
agership of the lyeouin bureau. Hill's
attorney said the ehurges were absurd,
nnd pointed out that Hill was married
at tho time.
Dolunsky Inter said iiis address was
St. Louis, Mo and thut he hail a sister
in Helleville, 111.
Boston Globe: At all ovents, ttivo
Dr. Dumba credit for not putting on A
postscript, "Bum this letter."
Following is the correct statement of the actual
circulation of the Daily Capital Journal of Salem,
Total average daily circulation for the 26 days of
publication during the month ef -VO" I
September, 1915 -kJOJ t
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day
of October, 1915.
(Seal) Notary Public for Oregon.
After an actual house to house canvas in Salem
the Capital Journal is prepared to show to the satis
faction of any advertiser that its circulation within
the city and suburbs is double that of its nearest
competitor, whether published in Salem or Portland.
We are furthermore prepared to show that the
same ratio of circulation . obtains on all the nine
rural delivery routes out of Salem.
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.
State Press, Oregon Manu
facturers, Scandinavians
and Pioneers Represented
Indian Exhibit Shown For First
Time Attracts Wide
Today's attendance totaled about
half of yesterday's on account of the
rain and threatening weather this morn
ing. When tho races started this aft
ernoon the track was In good condition
despite tho showers and the first hats
indicated thnt good time would be mado
throughout the race program. Today
wns Press day, Oregon Manufacturers'
day, Scandinavian day and Pioneers'
dny. The secretary of tho stuto press
association, Phil Bates, of Portland,
wns on the grounds early to represent
his organization officially and editors
from all over the stnto were coming to
swell the crowd. A. J. Kinksley, head
of th bureau of manufacturers of Port
land is scheduled to deliver an address
tonight on "Patronize Home Indus
try." In the new auditorium Rev. John
Ovul Will preside at the meeting and
tho Cherrybud bund will play nt tho
program in honor of Scandinavian day.
There will be speeches and special music
on tho program tonight nnd tho Swedish
consul of Portlnnd is expected to de
liver the response to tne address of wel
come. ' ' ' . ,
On account ot the tain this morning
Muuter did not fly but will mako his
scheduled flight this afternoon between
showers. Tho livestock judging was
continued this morning after the delay
on account of tho ban placed upon Ore
f.on livstnck bv the California exposi
tion authorities. Tho Grout and Arp
herds were unloaded outside of tho fuir
grounds and tho judging will be done
across tho road from tho stock barns.
Just how anxious some pooplo were
to attend the stnte fuir this year is
indicnted by the fact thnt a Reo nuto
has been standing ou the grounds since
Monday. Chief of the Fairgrounds Po
lice Burnett investigated this morning
and found that the enr helongnd to W.
II. Monroe of 173 East Seventh street,
Portland. The cur had evidently been
stolen in Portland and driven to the
fuir where it was abandoned.
Charity Worhr Worked.
Although Mrs. W. W. Coney, of the
Royal apartments, of Portland, claims
to have been coinnoc.fcd with the As
sociated Charities in that city and
would nnturnlly be suspected to be con
versant with the evil ways of the world,
she yielded to the .umptntion to have
her fortune told by a gypsy "queen"
nn tho fnir grounds yesterday after
noon und was "touched" to the tune of
1.00. A gentleman friend, who accom
panied her in doing the fair grounds
"pike" was also rlieted of 5, but he
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