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GERMAN PEPORT ASSERTS
SBfflW i 'ARE SCATTERED
Austrians Have Cle West Bank of Styr-Thousands of
Prisoners and luutn Artillery Are Taken-Report From
Others States That French and English Are Slowly Ad
vancing Is Southern Serbia Fierce Fighting Has Been
Resumed On West Front According To Advices
ISprlin, by wireless to Sayville, L, I.,!
Nov. 30. The Austrians have cleared
-the. west bank of the river Styr, nc
cording to official announcement today.
This is regarded as one of tlie moat im
portant victories in Oalieia recently.
At the same time the war office an
nounced capture of N."00 more Herbs in
northern Serbia, along with 12 can
non. Tho Teutons t'nero said the an
nouncement, are tenaciously pushing
Kussian attacks near Sinorgan were
repulsed by Field Marshal Von Hinder
burg while on tlie west front the Ger
mans took Hoi) yards of allied trenches
northeast of Ucurie.
The Russian offensive at. one point in
Oaliria broke down. General Von l.iu
siugpoii pierced the Russian lines near
E'odgnirc, taking 1,500 prisoners.
The latest rotrogrnd official state'
ment allowed the Hussions in a great
struggle nt the latter point. All i!us'
riinn reports were to the effect that
on tho northern end of tho line the
Slavs were oil the offensive and that
tlie Germans would bo unable to make
further headway against l)ink and
Kigu this winter.
More Serbians Captured.
Berlin, by wireless to SayviHe. Nov.
13. Capture of 8,500 more S'rbs in tlie
Yi'iipton campaign against Serbia, and
in extremely important (i.ircmn
(ory, were reported in today's 0"
Allies Are Advancing.
Alliens, Nov. 1". Foot by foot. only.
Hie allies are gaining ii their struggle
in southern Serbia.
Besides the principal battle along the
lino through Voles to Tetovo, hot com
lints arc raging at many places to the
southwest. The .French are driving
heavily against, Veles, the fall of which
u hourly expected. so many isuignrs
have been killed that the Bulgarian
(oinmniiilers Kayo asked an ariustico to
bury tho dead.
Tho French artillery has inflicted
heavy losses on the enemy, nt several
In capturing Tetovo, the Serbs took
W0 prisoners nnd quantities of muni
tions. Later reports declared the Bui
'xars, however, again invested the town.
Along the western Mornva, Bulgars
ind Serbs are fighting grimly. In the
mountains, the Serbs are falling back
gradually, but not without inflicting
serious losses upon the Teuton pursuers.
Bulgarians Claim Victories.
London, Nov. 15. "Operations on1
.ill fronts are developing in our favor,''
claimed tho Bulgarian officinl state
ment received here early today. This
finmiuneenient told of repulse of the
French after they luul crossed the River
West of Nish, the statement claimed,
the central allies aro pressing the rear
of the main Serbian army.
The Russian consul at I'skub w.is re
ported to be held as a prisoner.
Fighting On West Front,
Paris, Nov. 15. Renewed violence In
the struggle nlong the western front
was reported iu today's war office
"Violent rifle and grenade battles
raged hist night iu tho vicinity of the
hbyrinth nnd through the Artois re-
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liomo by a swollen dressor drawer. An
other good thing about th' nuto after
ii-'s worked all week you don't hate t'
tlrive it on Sunday,
gion," said the announcement.
Germans losses were verv heavv
"German grenade attacks were re
pulsed in the neighborhood of Butte
Tahure in tho Champagne. We explod
ed a mine at Ciery, wrecking the en
The French advance progressed Fri
day north of liebrovo toward Kostur
inn. the statement added.
Heavy German Loss.
Paris, Nov. 15. Though attacked bv
a tremendous force, as often as "0 times
a day, with every imaginable engine of
death, the French line in the Artois and
t hampagne remained upbroken said an
otlicial review or tlie past weeK,
sued todav by the war office.
J lie Germans lost U.ooo men in oacu
unit engaged, it was claimed.
Austrians Maintain Positions.
Vienna, .Nov. 15. "i maintain nil
positions exactly as they were when I
assumed charge at the outbreak of the
war," the Austrian commander on the
Itnlinn front reported today to head
quarters. At the same time, he paid
tribute to tho bravery of the Italian
' Fighting In India.
Berlin, Nov. 15. fighting on the
AtVlianistan-liidia frontier was report
ed todav to have begun. This may
innik the beginning of a campaign
against India by Afghanistan that was
reported here to Do imminent.
Birdmen Attark Verona.
Borne, Nov. .15. Making thoir at
tack on an inland town, Austrian biid
men killed Ho and wounded many others
in a rani against Verono on the Adige
river. No military damage was re
ported. Bulgarians Repulsed,
Paris, Nov. 15. A Bulgarian attack
against the French along the entire
T.erna river Kne in Southern Serbia
was repulsed heavily, official announce
ment said today.
Proclamation Calls National
Feast Day "Time-Honored
Governor Withycombe todav issued
the following Thanksgiving proclnma
Whereas, the year 1915 is drawing to
a close, and for Oregon nnd these Uni
ted Slates its months have been full
of the blessings of peace, in welcome
contrast to the horrors of the great
war which has ravaged so many of the
less fortunate countries of the world;
Whereas, each and every one of us
has much for which to be grateful, in
dividually, and ns citizens of our coun
try and our stato, and
Whereas, it is a time-honored cus
tom for the governor of tho several
states to join with tho president of the
United States iu proclaiming a day of
state-wide find national thanksgiving:
Now, therefore, f, James Withy
combe. governor of the state of Oregon,
by virtue of tho authority in me vested,
do hereby proclaim Thursday, Novem
ber 25. 1H15, as Thanksgiving Day; and
I call upon tho people of the state or
Oregon to pause from their labors and
on that day tender thanks to Him who
watches over nil, for the bounties and
blessings by Him bestowed.
In testimony whereof I have here
unto" Bet my hand and caused the great
seal of the stato of Oregon to bo here
unto affixed tins filtcculh day of No
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MITCHELL UNDER KNIFE.
New York, Nov. 1" Mayor
Mitchell was hurried to tho
Itonscjvnlt hospital this after
noon and operated on for up
pendicitis, Physicians said his
caso was acute.
Indications were that the
mayor's condition was serious.
Iloctors were still engaged in
thn operation at 5:45,
Tho mayor had been regularly
0t his desk tip to today.
Charges of Most Sweeping
Nature Are Made By
Providence, E. I., Nov, 15. Charges
that between $35,000,000 and $40,000,
000 has been spent in this country in
the last four months for nnti-nllies
propaganda work, under the direction
of Uormnn Ambassador Von Bernstorff
and Privy Couneellor Albert, were pub
lished today by the Providence Journal.
Tho Journal claimed to have records of
$10,000,000 actually received iu that
time. None of the money, the paper
said, went for legitimate purposes.
Much of it, it was claimed, was ex
pended in bureaus maintained for tlie
purpose of getting Teuton workers out
of American munitions plants, with a
view to crippling production.
Fay Expected to Tell.
New York, Nov. 15. Angered over
desertion of his wenlthy friends in his
hour o itroulile, Jiobert Fay, confessed
anti-alley bomb plotter, wns expected
todav to reveal soon a complete list of
"higher ups" in the alleged nation
wide conspiracy to halt munitions ex
ports to tlie allies.
He hud already confessed many de
tails of his work to Chief Flynn of the
Muted States secret service uml these
facts were given to the t'nited Slates
District Attorney Marshall.
That he supplied plentif ullv with
money was Fav's claim. Ol'ficiuls have
evidence tending to support his story
that he was tl Prussian soldier bet ore
coming here to destroy ships bound for
Germany a enemies
Taken in with connection of the rev-
elatioiis of former Austrian Counsel
Goricur of Sun Francisco, Fay's story
is expected, when divulged completely,
to furnish evidence that may cause vast
surprises as to the alleged activities of
diplomatic and civilian personages iu
efforts to hamper United States muni
Further fuels, it is believed, were
given by Fay today in a conference
with Prosecutor Knox and Chief of t'.ie
Secret. Service Flvun. It was expected
that facts he divulged will bo present
ed to the grand jury before night.
Refused to Tell.
New York, Nov. 15. Hubert Fay,
leader of tho olleged anti-ally bomb
conspiracy failed iu his discussions with
iedernl olticials to divulge the names
of "higher ups," the authorities sid
this afternoon. He offered, however,
to plead guilty to a charge of eoa
spirary. lie was not promised immun
ity. ANTI-GF.RMAN UNION
Victoria, B. C. Nov. 15. The board
of trade lias appointed a committee to
establish a branch here of the British
anli-Gerinnn union, the object of which
is to boycott nil German products nnd
stimulate their manufacture in Can
German State Baptist
Convention Held Sunday
The Gorman Baptist State convention
of Oregon met in session in this city
yesterdny at the German Baptist church,
Cotlnge and I) Htreels, with nn nttend
nnce of about 00. The Rev. J. Krnlt
of Portland wns chairman of tho con
vention. The morning session, besides tho reg
ular business, included an address by
the Rev. .1. Kratt of Portland. Tho in
terests of the young people were taken
up in the afternoon session, with au
dresses bv the Rev. Frank Orthner, of
Dallas, the Rev. William Graff, of
Bethney, Ore., and the Rev. Lucas of
The evening sermon wns delivered
bv the Rev. lluerinan, of St. Julius,
Ore, with brief tulks by several of, tho
The convention just closed was one
of tho most successful over hold, in
the general interest taken and attend
mice. Next venr, the convention will
bo held in tho First Baptist church,
Portland, at a date to bo decided upon
In connection with the eonvontion
held here yesterdny, the local German
Baptist church celebrated its iAa An
Aumsville Corn Show
Now Being Arranged
Tho Auinsvillo Corn show committee,
with T. W. Johnson, secretary, met this
morning with I.utner J, Chapin to ar
range for space in the building former
ly occupied by the Hudgers J'uper com
pany, where the Marion county corn
show will be held under the auspices
of I,. J. Chopin, December 1-4. This
committee litis already made arrange
ments for a com show to be held in
Aumsville next year, At the corn show
to be held in this city the first four
I days of December, will be displnyed the
prize winners of the corn shows held at
Mount Angel, St. Paul, Aumsville, Hi 1 -
. vert on, Woodburn and Aurora. The
Woodbum corn show will be held No
lvember 18120, und Aurora, November
1 Tho space for the various displays
HCwill be given according to tho size of
UNDER IRON HEEL
Minister To France Declares
His People Are Being
Relief Contributions Will Be
Asked From People of
By William Philip Simms.
(Cnitod Press staff correspondent.)
Parish, Nov. 15. That Serbia is be
ing crushed wantonly under tho irou
heel of German militarism as was Bel
gium, was the claim today, of Serbian
Minister Vesnitch, in an exclusive in
terview with the United Press.
"We have proof," he said, "that our
enemies wish to stamp us out.
"Massacres of inoffensive country
folk who were nun-combatants, wns ac
tually commanded by the Germans.
Troops were ordered to kill prisoners
and to finish the wounded. The orders
were executed mercilessly.
"Helpless women and children and
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A no minister niju-u ins ccs, uiwisi
Still, despite their invaders, I be
lieve the firosonce of neutral huniiini
Inry would have a restraining influ
ence. American aid is badly needed."
If hundreds, of thousands of lives are
not to be sai ,:iced, America. Must come
at once to Serbia's aid, the minister
"At lenst 500,000 homeless, liunghy
fugitives," he said, "are fleeing to
Montenegro, Albania and Greece. They
are too poor to care for these refugees.
Soon it will be ns cold as n New Kng
laud mid-winter. Typhus is sure to
break out along with other discuses
caused by exposure, privation and ex
haustion. Many of tho refugees lire
from the districts recently swept by
"The American relief commission
has generously promised help, but 1
wish the world to know our need.
"The babies' suffering is the hard
est to bear. The prospect grows worse
as Christmas approaches. Clothes,
blankets, medicines, flour, meats and
hildren s foods will save thousands it
Heaildiiarters pt the commission con
firmed the minister's statement that
aid has been promised. Thut body in
tends to appeal to Washington, i on
t dilutions will bo accepted lit New
Much Stolen Loot
Found In Officer's Housei
Portland. Ore., Nov. 15. The finding
of 200 articles of jewelry valued at
approximately i(i2,000 in a safe in the
house of H. T. Courtney, the special
officer arrested Saturday charged with
robbing stores on his bent, today con
vinced the authorities that he had oper
ated on a wholesale, senlo.
The opening of a locker in the Cen
tral building, used by Courtney, nlso
revealed three suit casus nnd five
boxes, containing principally embroid
ered silk, which will bring the total of
goods alleged to have been stolen by
him to perhnps 4,000.
Nearly "00 keys, scores of blank keys
and imprints of keys on curds and n
collection of delicate files, wero found
among the officer's effects.
Although much of the alleged loot is
valuable, a largo quantity is worthless.
This has led tlie police to believe that.
Courtney in a kleptomaniac. No effort
had been mado to dispose of any of the
the exhibit, thus giving those with the
largest displuys, ample spaco to exhibit
them. Corn can now bo left in the
building as it is heated ench day, es
pecially for those who wish to dry
their corn. The building in which the
corn show will be held is on State
street, just across from D. A. White 4
Oregon: Pain to
night an.l TuoK
day, warmer to
night in northeast
portion nnd very
1 strong southerly
winds in Interior:
storm south to the
WILSON WILL ORDER
MAN WHO CRITICISED
HIM BE RE-INSTATED
Washington, Nov. 15 Reinstatement
of Assistant Postmastor Burkitt nt
Winnctltn, III., removed because he
criticised President Wilson's engage
ment, was ordered today without any
ifs and howevers about it.
Tho president, distressed at the dis
missal, acted quickly while the postof
fice department, it was understood, was
prepared to support tho dismissal on
othor grounds. Ho ordered that Bur
kitt be reinstated.
Washington, Nov. 15. Unless there
arc other reasons than his alleged crit
cism of President Wilson's engagement,
Georgo Burkitt will be reinstated as as
sistant postmaster at Winnctkn, 111., un
der direct orders from President Wilson
Tho fact that Burkitt had been dis
missed becauso he commented that the
president should "wait a year before
remarried" came to the attention of the
White House last night.
Today tho president ordered Postmas
ter General Burleson to reinstnte Bur
kitt if the criticism was the only rea
son for his removn). Burkitt 's super
ior had called attention to alleged de
merits against Burkitt, but had made a
particular issue of Burkitt 's statement.
This statement, Burkitt admitted but
professed he meant no disrespect
superior charged bira. with disloyalty.
In nnnouncing the reinstatement in
structions, the White House said it
knew nothing of the charges. Burleson
was asked if he ordered the discharge
and he replied that he knew nothing wait longer.' Any other remark crcciit
of the ease. I ed to me is untrue."
eparated From Husbands By i
Burning of Schooner In
In Alaskan Waters
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 15. Marooned
at the lonely little trading post of
Bethel, on the Kuidiokwim river, in
Alaska, or mushing over the frozen
wastes on nn 800 mile trip through win-j
ter storms to Seward, are two Seattle
women, Mrs. 10. P. Frohock and Mrs. J.
Boyd. Mrs. Frohock has with her
two children, oiie and three years old,
respectively. They were on board the
Seattle power schooner Header Brothers
which has become ieo bound on the
Kuskokwim, according to a message re
ceived hero from Captain Louis Knnf
lisch. The vessel will bo held captive
The women became separated from
their husbands through the burning of
the schooner P. J. Abler, nt Juneau.
Frohock and Boyd were to have follow
ed their wives on tho Abler, land to huvo
joined them nt Bethel. .
500 Miles Off Coast
Portland Or., Nov. 15. The steam
er Mackinaw, bound from Brisbane to
Vancouver, is in distress about 500
miles off the Oregon-Washington coast,
according to reports in shipping circles
The Pugct Sound tug Goliath put in
to Astoria Friday, took on fuel and
supplies nnd left on a mysterious mis-
sion. Jt was believed nero sue went
in quest of tho Mackinaw,
Steamer Out of FueL
San Francisco, Nov. 15. Tho steam
er Mackinaw, reported in distress off
the mouth of the Columbia river, is out
of fuel, according to a statement today
by Flood Brothers, her owners. It was
denied thut tho ship had experienced
mochanicul troubles. Tho tug Golluth
it was said wns carrying fuel und sup
plies to tho Mackinaw.
PORLAND WILL EAT TURKEYS.
Portland, Or., Nov. 15. Thirty-five
thousand turkeys will bo consumed in
Portland Thanksgiving ami Bovcral
times that many will be shipped to
other Pacific northwestern points from
here, it was estimiited today.
Price Movements Few
In Wall Street Today
(Copyright 1015 by tho New York Kv
New York. Nov. 15. With the ex
ception of another break of three or
four points in several big war stocks,
nrice movements in touay s marsoi
were inconsequential. They were gen
orally firm, though fluctuations wero ir
regular. News had no influenco on exclinnge
except the rather stupid canard that
thn Adriatic had sunk in mid-ocean
tlioirfch sho had already reached dock.
This report caused momentary weak
ness but the day's general movement
wns not affected.
Tho tlosing was irregular and uncer-
In announcing the president's course,
Secretary Tumulty commented, "this is
a free country."
It wns suggested that Burkitt, as a
matter of civil courtesy, was entitled to
a hearing regarding tho alleged "de
merits" but owing to tho publicity giv
en the incident, it wns not believed
that these will be pressed.
The president is understood to feel
that owing to the nnture of the chnrges
that he should have been consulted be
fore Assistant Postmaster General Rop
er approved Burkitt's dismissal.
Assistant Postmaster General Roper
commented that the case iB boing held
iir abeyance pending investigation.
"Meantime," ho said, "Burkitt stands
suspended. ' '
Burkett Is Pleased,
Chicago, Nov. 15. "I felt it in my
bones. I'll be back on the job tomor
row," commented George Burkitt today
when he heard that President Wilson
had ordered his reinstatement as assist
ant postmaster nt Winnetkn, 111.
"I nm a holdover from the Taft ad
ministration," ho continued, "and
when Postmaster Kleopfer was appoint
ed, he said he was going to get me. He
has credited to me many statements re
garding President Wilson's marriage
which I never made. I mentioned it
only once, several weeks ago. That wns
in general conversation with a friend nt
the postoffice window. I said, 'I think
anyone should wait nt least, a year aft-
er'his wife's death before re-marrying
and I think President Wilson should
MARKET 10 BE TESTED
Farmers Will Not Be Re-
quired to Purchase Ex-
Tlie scales n use nt the Salem Public,
Market will be tested Saturday by tho
officers of tho state sealer of weights
and measures upon complaint of a num
ber of Salvia merchants that tho scales
in use at the market ure not standard
scales. In consideration of tho fact that
the fanners who patronize the public,
market use their scales only onco each
week or even less ircquently than that
the office state sealer will not require
them to purchase expensive scales. If
the lnrniers were using their scales ev
ery day us the merchants are they
would bo lustified in purchasing ex
pensive scales and tho stuto sealer will
only require that the farmers who use
market will equip their stalls with
scales which will insure their customers
of receiving full weight for thoir
It has been suggested thnt as the
farmers make but infrequent uso of
scales that the Commercial club pur
chase six pairs of under suspended
scales at a price of about 20 for tho
entire lot and this would equip 12 stnlls
ns each pair of scales would accommo
date two stalls. In this way tho bur
den of purchasing the scales would not
fall upon the furnierB who patronize the
market and tho scales would be tho
property of the Commercial club and
could be used during the entire season.
It is said that good scales can bo pur
chased for $.'(.50 per pair. No complaints
have come in from customers who
clnimcd that they have been short
weighted nt the public market.
Voted Out of Coast League
at Meeting of Directors
San Francisco, Nov. 15. Portland
was voted out of the Pacific Const
league today by the directors of that
organization in their annuul meeting
This action was taken because tho
Southern Pacific, railroad refused to
grant tho rates thut were in effect in
previous years, the present rate being
so high that there is a deficit instead
of a baluiico at tho end of ench series
The transportation committeo of th
leiiL'uo will meet with the passenger of
ficials of the Southern Pucifie within n
week or 10 days and if the old rate is
restored, which is not likely in view
of the oft repeated statement of tho
railroad officials, Portland ngain will
become ni"iH'in'iM'.r,"l tnp, ''"'l'e,'l
tain, though lust week 'a rise in copper
cnmu'inies win resumed. Bonds con
BY CHURCHILL IU
Former Lord of Admiralty
Talks Frankly To
TO THE DARDANELLES
Claims Credit For Some
Successes In "Gamhle
London, Nov. 15. Baring the inner
socrets of his erstwhile office of first
lord of tho admiralty, Winston Church
ill informed tho house of commons to
day that tho Dardanelles expedition
was a "gamble." Yet, it was a gamble
taken after mnturo reflection he indi
cated. "I regarded the Dardanelles enter
prize," ho explained, "ns a legitimate
gamble of war for a prize of inestim
able vnluo, with a reasonable chance of
winning. On that bnsis, I went before
tho ministry and accepted full respousi
nibility for initiating."
Tho man, who has now resigned his
cabinet post to fight tho enemy from
the western trenches, defended the Ant
werp expedition, recently criticised ns
a "folly, " to the extent of saying it
forced the Hermans biter to buttlo on
tho Yser instead of farther south in
France. Ho disclaimed, however, any
part, in sending the expedition which
"We hnvo no reason to be discour
aged," he said amid applause.
"We are passing through bad times,
though probably they will be worso be
fore they are better.
" But they will be better," he added
Denying thnt the fleet wns sent la
the Dardanelles over Admiral Iiord
Fislior's objections, Churchill said thnt
tho sea lord assented to every move
ment. "However, Fisher did not give clear
guidance and tho firm support J might
hnvo expected," Baid Churchill con
firming stories of friction between
them. "If ho did not approvo, he
should have spoken out."
Churchill indicated tho war may be
"Germany may bo defeated more
fatally in tho second and third year
thnn if the allies entered Berlin in
first year," ho said. "The 1915 cam
paign wns governed by a shortage of
munitions. The next campaign ongni
to bo settled against Germany by her
shortago of men."
Premier Asquitli prniseil Churchill as
a "wise counsellor, hriliiant colleague
and faithful friend."
Attack On Kltchonor.
London, Nov. 15. Tho sharpest at
tack on Lord Kitchener yet heard in
parliament wns made today by Sir
Arthur Murkliam following Winston
Churchill's address. Ho said that
Kitchener wns responsible for the
Antwerp nnd Dardanelles "blunders'
nnd was guilty of withholding in
formation. "t am convinced," he said, "that
whilo Kitchener, who accepts no ad
vice, remains in tho war office, we
will not win the war."
Pressure Upon Greece.
Athens, Nov. 15. Tho newspaper
Hestia said today that the British min
ister is about to present a demand that
Oreeco guarantee not to oppose the al
lies in their Baukan campaign in any
circumstances. Thn allies want assur
anco that they will not be attacked or
interned in event reverses comjel them
to retreat through Greece.
Pressure on Greece admittedly is
growing very strong on all sides. The
nllioB want assurances that they can
continue their landings unmolested, and
the king is reported to have agreed
that this may continuo as at present.
Meantime, however, representatives of
the central allies are bringing pressure
tn bear to thwart the allied plans, in
view of the mennce that these landings
hold for the Teutonic enmpaign in Sc
bia. No Conscription Now.
London, Nov. 15.--No attempt to nr
ply conscription without parliament's
consent, Premier Asquith today told
tho lords, will be mndo by the govern
ment. He suggested that such a move
might cause misunderstandings.
Italy and Submarines.
London, Nov. 15. Fnglish experts
may go to Italy to direct an anti-submarine
campaign ngninst the Austrians,
it wns reported today. Tho F.nglish
aro noxious for the safety of their
transports bound to the near oust ns
well ns for security of Italiao ships.
To Holp Victims,
Home, Nov. 15. Tho pope today tele
graphed Verona church authorities to
do their utmost on behalf of victims
of tho Austrian air raid there, ,