Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, November 12, 1915, Image 1

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New Elections Called For ie member 19 When Conflicting
Policies Will Be Passed Up on By Electors Former
Premier Venizelos May Force Revolution If He Persists
In His Opposition To the King, Who Has Taken Step
Opponents Assert He Had No Legal Right To Do
London, Nov. 12. King Constantino
liis dissolved the C!rciun parliament,
thereby finally throwing down tho
omnllet to the war party.
This action evidently followed form
er I'remier Venizelos' refusal to toler
ate the Skouloudis -ministry with its
"benevolently neutral" leader and its
Z'limis members.
In dissolving parliament, the lung
did deliberately what Venizelos hnd de
flared he had no power to do inas
much as, Venizelos clnimcd, the ques
tion of what stand the nation should
to l;e toward war was settled six months
ago when the country selected aim as i henchmen still retained the upper hand
premier on a pro-war basis. Jin parliament.
The king selected December 10 nsi Zaimis was named premier and a new
the date for the elections, a time earlier ' cabinet was chosen. The Vonizclosites
than had been expected. (forced Znimis out. The king chose
When he took this radical step the ( Skouloudis as premier, a man frankly
king presumably was convinced of a j sympathetic with the allies and ''ben
itisfiictory result from his standpoint i evoleinly neutral" toward them but not
li-oin the handful of electors able to so iirtisau as Venizelos. Behind him
east a ballot now that the army is mo-'was the samo cabinet personnel, with
bili.ed. In iuet, evidences have point-j one exception, as tho Zaimis ministry,
ed to a disinclination on Venizelos part! The Venizelos opposition apparently
t force the people again to go on rec- j continued. Hence, likely, the king de
ord. It hnd been believed here that i cided on this final step of dissolution
1m felt, iu a final showdown, the people laud an appeal to tho nution.
London, Nov. 12. Italy has
definitely agreed to aid the ul
lie.i in their Balkan campaign
sufficiently to insuro the com
plete success of the project, ac
cording to Rome dispatches to
day. X3tc9fe9(ctcfefeHc ae se sc ale ae se
By WiUian 0. Shepherd.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Monnstir, Serbia, NoV. 11. (Delay
ed.) The allies are firmly established
in southern Serbia.
Monnstir, Prilep and the surrounding
region were iu imminent danger for a
time from the Bulgars but the French
saved these points when they recap
tured Voles.
Large numbers of Austria's Crotinu
nod Dalmatian subjects, who sympa
thize with tho Serbs, are deserting the
Teutonic, cause and aro flocking to the
Kerb standards.
The kaiser, extending his eongrntula
linns to the Bulgars for their success in
pturing Nish, referred to the Serbs oh
"band of brigands." The Teutons
know nt least that the Herbs fight with
the ferocity of "brigands."
American doctors escaped from the
t..wti of f skuli before the Bulgars ar
rived there. They are due here to
night after taking li Touudabout route
through Albnnin. That the liulgnrs de
tcined I.ady Paget is confirmed.
Bulgars Forced to Flee.
Bucharest, Nov. 12. Pushing their
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Abe Martin
At til Little Oem rosturint t 'd.iv a
Muinger Bsked fer a cup o' coffee like
Ms father used t' bnv. Another kind
of neutral is th' feller who let others
fight hia battles.
might remain loyal to tho king.
The former. Premier's course is. be
ing watched anxiously here, however,
for it. is felt among diplomats that it
ho rouses tho people against the king, a
revolution is probablo.
Kvents in Grevian political affairs
Lave turned with kaledoseopic swift
ness and variety in the past few
months, ,
Venizelos forced out onee appealed
to tho nation on a platform frankly pro-
ally and pro-war. He was returned.
Again, a showdown came and Venizelos
resigned with his cabinet, though his
way obstinately to the aid of Serbia,
the allies advancing from the coast
havo met strong resistance from the
Bulgars along a 00 mile front, from
Veles to southeast of Strumuitza, The
Bulgars efforts to check the invaders,
however, have been vain,
Tho allies occupied Grndsko and
French artillery clipped off men and
silenced guns, clearing the way for the
oncoming of the British-French infan
try and cavalry.
The Bulgars retreat northeast of
Veles verges in a rout, with heavy
losses. Meantime, the allies are receiv
ing constant reinforcements from Sa
lonika. Bulgarian dead lay iu heaps at many
points. They have had but little time
to cover them with even a layer of
In the north, the Teutons are press
ing their invasion, but, as a year ago
they are meeting with difficulty from
fighting iu mountains, known intimate
ly to the Serb defenders, and afford
ing them a protection at the same time
leaving the invaders largely ut their
T he several thousand new allied
troopij were rushed toward Serbia from
Snlonika today to augment u force
which ure now growing to menacing
Gigantic Battle Dovelops.
Alliens, Nov. 12 Out of intermittent
skirmishing between Bulgars and allies
in southern Serbia, is developing a gi
gantic general buttle. It will be fought
along the liulgar front from Tetovo
through the Veles section along the Vur
Unr river to the vicinity of Ktrmniiitzu.
Opposing the Bulgars, the Hritish pre
dominate in the southwest, the French
iu the center and the Serbs an the
northwest end of tho line.
If the allies sui cd hi breaking the
Bulgnr line they will be in a position
to combine with, the Serbian main iinny
u nd ullack the Teutons whose front ex
tendi) almost across Serbia.
Cannot Be Starved
By Her Enemies Is
Chancellor's Belief
Berlin, by wireless to Sayville, L. T.
Nov. 12. Germany's enemies cannot
slurve her, Chancellor liotlimnnn-lloll-wcg
declared today answering a social
ist petition regarding food price regti
lot ion.
"I appreciate that the socialists
know (leriiiiinv 's fond supply is aiiple''
he said, "anil want the government to
prevent extortion. This Is iissuied with
out, regard to the personal standing of
nuyoiio who attempts It. The people
may feel confident that t'lougn our
enemies nrc hoping to starve us, they
will be disappointed."
i lie natiou s principal Turin crops this
year are worth half a billion dollurs Tu, r,,frl,jn j,, ,i,(,l cadence sets
more thnu in 1HI4, which until now wus.f,,,.,!, 1h( WH love for the sloe gin
the banner year in this country's crop ,ickevs, absinthe hickevs, whisky and
history. If that sort of thing keeps up I mint " Juleps, but winds up with tho
a lot of fnrm mortgages wilt bo trans- declaration thnt these are foresworn
fcrrwd to city homes. for lognnbcrry julco.
It Was Stated, However, That
No Crisis Was Under
Washington, Nov. 12. Though Pres
ident Wilson eonferred today with jis
cabinet an hour the first time iu
months it was positively stated that
tne session was not due to any crisis
over the sinking of the linor Ancona
by u submarine. He will hold these
meetings every Tuesday and Friday
hereafter, and they promise to be of
vital importance.
Because of the conflicting reports in
the Anconii ca9e, the cabinet did not
take up this question at all today.
It was understood that the meeting
was given up chiefly to the question of
the administration military prepared
ness program. The" president, it was
said, presented an outline of his plan
and members rejiorted that the cabinet
as a whole stands behind him on his
The premileiit's first message to con-
irritdU lit-nlilllilv will iliml ulmnut nnrirnlv
witn thiv m,u)tvt 0f i,lorcnsed aiipronri-
itions for the armv and navv. Mean
time, the cabinet has under considera
tion what steps shall be taken to raise
revenues wherewith to supply the large
The absence of Secretary of Com
merce Koill'ield was at first thought
possibly to be due to difference with
(he president over proposed trade leg
islation, but this suggestion was swept
away with announcement that the sec
retary is in lieoigia.
Lord Derby Gives Warning
That Question Will Be
Settled This Month
London, Nov. 12. Knclnnd was con
fronted today ty an officiui threat of
conscription, tier young men must conic
forward voluntarily before November
30 in answer to the summons "your
King anil country need you," else Lord
Derby, director of the voluntary enlist
meut system, will take steps to enforce
ais threats of using "other means
niuii requests ror Tilling the arm)
Moreover, men seeking to shield
themselves, irs in the "muriied men's
class" by weddings since the registia
tion day, August 15, will still be regard
cd as single men. Derby has said the
single men must volunteer before he
would attempt to gather in the married
The conscription threat came in a
statement from the press bureau, in
which Derby suid the premier author
ized hint to express surprise that his
announcement iu the house of commons
of the intention to "take the othe
means" had been found umbiguoiis.
Then he set forth the pronouncement,
which caused Knglund todav to realize
that conscription may bo extremely
"Lord Derby is authorized to stale
definitely that if young men medically
fit anil not indispensable to any bust
ness of national importance or any busi
ness conducted for the general good, d
not come forwuid voluntarily before
November .'!() the government after that
dale will take the necessary steps to
redeem the pledge made on iSoveaiUi1
. mint 'other and compulsory ' meiiii:
would be taken before married men are
called on to fulfill their engagement to
Mad Dog's Bite Causes
Claim For Compensation
Whether or not n mud dog is u dun
geiMiis machine thut shuiild have proper
safeguards will be decided by the State
Industrial Accident commission when
they puss upon the claim of Kdwurd
Young, of Lukeview, who as bitten by
n rabid dog while In the employ of the
Cottonwood Lumber company. Young
tali's in his complaint that while driv
iug to the mill uflcr being out on a
CaUccling trip thut one of the lines
caught under the buggy tongue uud
when he got out to loosen il the mnd
dog rushed from the brush alongside
of the road and bit him on the wrist.
The rnsteur treatment was employed
five days after the Injury which oc
curred October 11.
Loganberry Boost Song
May Not Be Suitable
Portland, dr., Xov. 12. The Ad flub
was iiiiiilrlng today into the complaint
Hint the song, written to boost logan
berry iuice lis the nalinnul beverage,
and for which the organization award -
u, . v... ,.i,,.ni ,,,ii,iPOn
I'll n Tl'"l OI'1, mil nnunuill 1
ne snug ny si-nooi
French Report Deadlock In
Fighting On Western
Members of Greek War
Party Switch To Neutral
Berlin, by wireless to Snvvilliv Nut
P-'.-Spreadjiig their clutches nfter tin.
fleeing Serbs, the Teuton armies have
captured 1,700 more prisoners making a
iouu ot o.iuu reported in two in vs.
Today's official announcement tnld
of this capture along with 11 cannon in
the Kiburd district, northwest of Nish.
uie in ii in army of the pressed Serb
ians is racing for freedom toward the
valleys and defiles of the western ilo
rava. One Austro-Germau bodv of trnnna
has crossed the mountains 45 miles
northwest of ltibnrd: another has ilriv-
on southeast in the Rasinn valley, try
ing to get oetween the fierDs uad their
naveu tor refuge Montenegro.
West Is Deadlocked.
Paris, Nov. 12. Deadlocked fin-htinir
in the western front has turned slight
ly, to mo rrenen advantage, today's
official statement claimed.
"Tho French," said the statement,
suenceu Herman artillery in the Ar
tois region. Heavy artillery fighting
occurred in Loos and Calnnnc. Else
where mine fighting resulted to the
French advantago."
Concerning the Serbian operations,
the announcement said that Montene
grins hud repulsed the Austriuns and
that sharp fighting continues.
Rumania is Discreet.' .
London, Nov. 12. Because of report
ed secret information that the Ruman
ian government is determined not to
expose itself To the fate of Belgium,
officiuls seriously doubted today the re
port that Russia had been permitted to'
laud forces on the Danube in Rumanian
Rumania, it was stated, might join
the allies if she were protected from in
vasion, but now her enemies arc iu a
position to overrun her territory and
inflict on her the bloody fate of Bel
gium. In theso circumstances, there
fore, it is doubted if sho would dnro to
antagonize the central allies by permit
ting the reported binding of Russians.
Such a landing would admittedly be
of enormous advantage to the allies at
this moment, but the chance Rumania
would take is thought here to be too
great in her own mind for her to risk
Italians Take Trenches.
Paris, Nov. 12. Exterminating the
defenders, Italian troops captured sev
eral lines of important trenchos from
the Auxtrmns on the Carso plateau
front, according to n Rome dispatch
Fog all but obscured the ouerntions;
f lashes of fire and smoke from the lib
cannon and machine guns could be seen
only a few feet nwny.
When the battle was over, the Aus
trian trenches were piled high with dis
torted men, many of them with arms
and legs shot off.
War on Submarines.
Rome, Nov. 12 Determined to put nn
I end to the recent .serious enemy sub
marine raids in the Mediterranean the
admiralty today ordered a hunt for
Greek smugglers supplying Auslro-Ger-man
undersell bonis.
If this source of supply can be stop-
I ped, il is believed that submarine ul-
1 tucks will end as far as the western
Mcdilei ranean is concerned. While I'nln.
i Finnic and Constantinople nlmi afford
I supply buses for the divers, they arc
regurded as too distant for replenishing
the submarines for the western raids.
War Mombers Switch.
Berlin, via wireless to Suyville, No.
1" Twontv. seven meiiiluo-ii of the
tlreek pin liiiment have deserted the pro
war party of former Premier Vonizclus.
This gave the government a neutral ma
jority, according to Athens informa
tion published by Iho Busier Nneh
richteu today.
Pursuing Serbians,
Sofia, Nov. 12. Hulgai inn soldiers
ure hiHlily pursuing Serbians trying to
escaue their net by slipping out west
wardfrom the Morava valley, Fighting
rem- miurd actions, the Serbs, however.
,ln, ,.osely pressed nud in renl dun-
I.ondou, Nov. 12. Violet Asqtiith,
the premier's daughter, will wed Mau
rice Hon Im in Carter November 20,
By Bond F. Godues.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Nov. 12. If reports con
cerning the torpedoing of the Italian
liner Aueona off the Tunis const con
tinue to conflict, an inquiry probably
will be directed by the state depart
ment today Austria and Germany ask
ing the official versions of their ad
miralties. Secretary of State Lansing submit
ted to tho cabinet, today reports from
Ambassador Thomas Nelson Pago at
Home, and from consuls in the Ancona
zone. Meantime, officials suspended
judgment, preferring to have the con
flict in testimony cleared up first
The tangled reports concerning the
nationality of the sea diver gave much
concern. This question is most im
portant in view of tho warning to Ger
many that a recurrence of the Lusi
tania. incident would bo considered
"deliberately unfriendly."
Press reports indicating that tho at
tacking submarine rained death upon
passengers after they took to the life
boats added to a disquieting situation
Officials were inclined to foci that, i
should these stories prove true, tho un
derbuilt had exceeded its rights under
international law, even though previ
ously the Ancona had tried to flee.
This flight, they suggestod, would not
justify wanton destruction of life after
the vessel hnd been overhauled though
it would excuse the shelling during
the chase, and likewise the subsequent .j
torpedoing of tho ship. I
Reports From Far East Indi
cate That Turks Have
Been Defeated
By J, W, T. Mason.
(Written for tho United Press.)
New York, Nov. 12. Grand Duko
Nicholas, c;icc leader of tho main Rus
sian nrmics, has again coino into prom
inence by directing the campaign in
northern Persia and retrieving the only
Turkish success. Petrogrnd announced
that tho Russians, under the grund duko
aro within 45 miles of Teheran and that
tho enemies of RuBsin are prepai'iug to
Apparently this situation developed
from a surprise sprung by the grand
duke. Moreover, probably the Ottoman
discipline deteriorated in the months
since tho Turks occupied northern Per
sia or else the Gnllipoli and Thrace
operations depleted their supply of am
munition. Possibly even tho duke's ex
upedition met with no resistance.
If Tchrean falls, the grand duke will
arire v wine out the disirruce of his re
movnl from the supreme command in
Riissiu. The victory will be very im
nortant for Russia and will greatly do
press Constantinople. Northern Persia
has practically been a Russian posses
sion. but the Turks hnve long been
ambitious to make it an Ottoman depen
Three Were Dangerously
Hurt and Much Property
Great Head, Kits., Nov. 12. Six dead
slood today as the revised total from
the terrific twister which ploughed
through here Wednesday night. In lid
j '.'il ion three dangerously hurt persons
were in hospitals.
(Jrent Bend handled its own relief
work, askintf no outside aid, A relief
c( minittee sought funds from citizens,
nd the response brought forth more
!''" "f f"r t,le '''""''less than
UtO llCl'dcd.
Willi the water and light supply shut
off, tlie town has been forced to curry
i!s water from wells and to do its rend
ing by candle light. Wilier is expect
ed to be in tho mains tonight,
.Many strange freaks of the twister
were reported today. Tudor Sin-lit'
Diiiiciiii saved himself by holding to the
roots of a rose bush. John Brown tried
to outdistance the tornado in his six
cylinder 1111(011101011', but it beat him to
it and bowled over the car, slightly in
juring the occupants.
Philadelphia, Nov. 12. The Pei.ns.vl
vnniu railroad comniinv announced to
day that the company's Cumbria steel
company holdings had been disposed of
at private gulu.
Censor Withholds Reports
London, Nov. 12. Belief that tho
Italian censors are withholding details
of the torpedoing of tho Italian Ancona
with Americans on board grew here
today. The latest advices from Romo
said that the government had no offi
cial reports of the disaster. This was
regarded as unlikely. Contradictions in
tho stories of survivors and the Ancona
as to the grim events following tile
submarine's chase of the liner were
still far from cleared up.
Accurate estimates of dead are still
unobtainable, but it is believed that
tho victims will number from 150 to
175. Ono "American survivor is re
ported. First Italian Report.
Now York, Nov. 12. "Sorry to in
form you that Ancona was sunk," rend
the first cable message from Naples to
tho Italian line offices today, report
ing the disaster. The delay in inform
ing the officers tended to confirm tho
belief that the Italian censor has been
holding up dispatches concerning the
torpedoing of the vessel.
't ho mes
sairo did not hint that any inquiries con-
corning the Ancona had even been
sculptress Did Not Sail.
San Francisco, Nov, 12. Miss Rhoda
Leicther, San Francisco sculptress, did
not sail on the Italian liner Ancona
which was submarined, as had been
feared, according to a telegram ro-
ceived hero by her brother, Mark
Majority of Federation Dele
gates, However, Favor
Liquor Traffic
San Francisco, Nov. 12. Prohibition
as nn economic proposition us a wuy
to saving tho nickels and dimes thut
now go from working men's pockets
over the bar will bo considered in a
labor muss meeting here Sunday con
ducted by the Rev. Charles Htelzlo of
New York, an A. F. of L. delegate.
Htelzle, who led a gigantic, mass meet'
ing in Toronto, may precipitate direct
ly in tho convention prohibition issues.
Objection has been raised by browory
workers delegates to seating Ktelzlo, but
lie is now a delegate.
While prohibiten, regarded as con
trary to tho A, F. of L. principles bo
cause of its political nature, cannot
come up in the convention in routine
manner the issue is likely to bo precipi
fated by a resolution seeking endorse
meat of the "dry" idea, while tin
may not carry, it can at least open tho
wuy to a vast amount of discussion, In
which Inbor men throughout tho conn
try can get a tip as to how the fodera
tion actually teels toward the issue.
Any effort, however, to jnm tho reso
lution through is bound to meet strong
opposition, because the brewery work
ers and others aro firmly aligned
against such a propositi.
Philadelphia, Nov. 12.
Friends thought it would be n
joke to pump John Wii7.uk full
of compressed air. Wazak is
expected to die.
Former Secretary Bryan
May Want Nomination
Meridian, Miss, Nov. 12. That, form
er Secretary of Slate Hr.van is ufter
the presidential nomination wus sug
gested here this afternoon in guarded
statements from J. M. Mc Hen til, chair
man of the stale democratic coinmitteo
ami Judge l(. I''. Cochran, prominent
democrats. They hinted Hr.van is al
ready planning to capture the state del
egnlion iu the national democrat ic, con
vention ami tluil he will seek I he sup
port of piohibitioii and siiffrago advo
cates. jfcjftjjcJlc s(c)c)lti(3ic)cjc!()c)cst
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Oregon: To
night and Satur
day unsettled,
probably occa
sional rain west
uud occasional
ruin or snow
flurries eust por
tion; variable
Will This Nation Co-oprate
In Neutral Peace
Has Peace Plan But Details
Not Yet Decided
Washington, Nov. 12. Dr. David Starr
Jordan, chancellor of Leland Stanford
Tl Ittiiirni'Ultv nulin.l Dm..: .1 .... t ll'll
today if tho United States would unite,
if other neutrals request, to estoblish
a peace commission to end the Kuropoun
war on ino onsis or international jus
tice. What the nresidont answered was not
Jordan's advances were interpreted
as being definite overtures from many
nouirais wno possioiy were inspired by
Jordan, recently delegated by the in
ternational pence conference ns its)
spokesman said after Booing tho presi
dent: "I merely called tho president's at
tention to our desire that ho co-operate
with the neutrals in establishing a body
to unite on continuance efforts toward
conciliation. The commission would act
ns sort of a clearing house on pouca
In a war liko this, political leaders
must save their own faces. All bel
ligerents want pence, but do not say
so until they, tell others thair their
enemies." V ,
The commission's idea was formulat
ed in the San Francisco convention.
Formal approvul of such a plan has
beon received from Holland, Denmark,
Switzerland, Norway and Spain. If it
is rormed, Jordan would suggest that
it meet at Tho' Hague, Copenhagen or
Borno about Christmas.
"ThiB would bo a fitting and effect
ive time for such a conclave," he con
tinued. An imornml meeting of peace advo
cates from neutral nations will be held
December H at Borne to take prelimin
ary steps toward accomplishing the
aims of the international peace con
gress. Jordan added that if the oommissioa
is successful in ending the war, it will
bo maintained to work for overlustiug
"Even if it shortened the war by an
ly a day," ho said, "it would pay for
itself a thousand times."
The commissioners from the neutral
nations have no wny of binding their
home countries, hence their activities
are informal.
Overtures Will Be Made.
Washington, Nov. 12. Definite over
tures toward peaco from a group of
leading neutral tuitions will bo mudd
by Christmas, Dr. David Starr Jordan,
chancellor of Leland Stanford Jr. uni
vorsity predicted today. This optimis
tic statement followed u visit by Jor
dan to President Wilson in the capacity
of delegato from the International
Peaco Congress lit San Francisco to
urge tho chief executive to join in ere
uting a neutral nations commission to
further peace.
On December II, pence delegates
from the leading neutrals will meet in
Heme, Switzerland. For this session,
.Inrilnn said, Is expected to develop a
commission of ipiasi-of ficial delegate
from neutral countries who would ad
dress a mediation proposul to tho bel
ligerents. lie expressed the personal belief, that
regardless of America's action toward
'the proposal, the other countries would
I net anyway.
Oregon-Washington Company
Plans Improvements In
Taeonia, Winii., Nov, 12. Nearly two
million dollars will be spent ill thu Pa
cific northwest for improvements by
tho Oregon-Wiishinglon Itiiilroad com
pany, according to uniioiiiu einent by J,
P. d'Hricn, vice-president, of tho com
pany here today. This big expenditure
which is being made in putt for the
Union I'ncific nlone, but the bulk of it
for the O. W. It. & N. uud Oregon Short
Lino railroads, was declined by railroad
men ns the best indication of recent
months of the certain improvement oi
general business conditions.
O'ltrlen said that orders had been
given for 50,111111,(1(10. feet of lumber for
railroad ties, costing npproxiuiatiily,
1100,000, to bo supplied. .j