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SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1915
DEMANDS OF ALLIES
King Constantine Is Strongly Inclined
Powers and Is Unyielding In His Pos
pie Favor Entente Allies-Latter May
: King May Be Uncrowned-Berlin Repds Clash Be
tween French and Greeks at Salonika
GREEKS AND FRENCH CLASH
Borlin, by wireless to Tuclcertun, Nov. 10 Greek and French
forces have clashed nt Salonika, the point of debarkation for allied
troops en route to Serbia, according to Vienna advices today.
The French tried to occupy a Greek ammunition tower, but were
fiercely prevented. Later the French authorities apologized.
In their apology, tho French "pretended" that the affair was a
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Sent to Greece In Final Effort
To Influence King Coa
Paris, Nov. 10. Greece has refused
demands which the allies insisted are
essential to their safety, diplomatic of
ficials admitted today. Moreover, the
nllies are prepared to force compliance
with these demands, while the central
powers will help King Conslnntiue to
Allied diplomats insist that, inasmuch
is former Premier Vcnizolos counten
anced, and, in fact, invited landing of
allied troops at Salonika, Greece has no
right to threateu, as she has, that the
allies, if forced to flee to Greece for
after Balkan reverses, will be interned.
' If necessary, tho allies' fleets will
be sent to Greece to insure non-interference
by Greece with the Balkan plans,
and, it is hinted, King Constantine may
be uncrowned. At the samo time, the
fleet is distinctly likely to meet strong
resistance from Austro-Germnn under
sea boats, known to bo heading for the
Meantime, the allies are bringing
pressure to benr upon the king to force
him to alter his attitude. He is being
strongly reminded of his ties to the
entente powers, and it is hoped in the
allied capitals that ho will not defy
these warnings. Germany, however, is
trying to persuade Constantine that he
will be protected if he joins the German
Denys Cochin, of the French cabinet,
and Karl iKtchener, now in the Island
of Yemnos, supposedly the allies' near
eastern naval base, will see the king
The allies are convinced that the ma
jority of Greeks favor the allies and
honestly want to help Serbia against
Bulgaria. At tho same time, Constan
tino is pro-German.
The entente powers had asked that
he at least guarantee to give them a
free haad in the Balkans. In answer,
however, ho gave uo promise. The al
lies are under the improssion that he
actually intends to intern any of the
invaders who may be driven out of Ser
bia and Bulgaria into Greece. The pow
ers feel that this course is unreason
able in view of the fact that the expedi
tion was undertaken nt Venizolos' iuvi-
tation. They argue that, inasmuch as
thev have been permitted to go to
Sorbin via Salonika, they should be per
mitted to use the same route out it cir
By J. W. T. Mason.
(Written for the United Press.)
Now York, Nov. 10. A sudden and
unexpected development in the Balkans,
to which Premier Ascpiith mysterious
ly attributed Earl Kitchenor's trip, has
been revealed as King Constantino's re
solve to intern the allies if they re
tire to Greece from the Balkan fronts.
While Greece consented to tho land
ings of allied forces at Salonika, she
does not want Greece to become a bat
tlefield. Apparently she has notified
the belligerents that, if they carried
tho fighting into Greece, they would
be interned. 1
The situation thus developed is the
result of unprincipled men trying to ruu
alternately with the hare and the
hounds. Greece at first desired the al
lies' presence because she feared
Bulgarian nttack. Yet now she wunts
to keen out of war. Hence, both she
and tho allies find themselves in a
Until doubts as to the benevolence
of Greece are cleared away. Great dan
ger will nttend the development ot any
major offensive in the Balkans with
Greece ns a permanent base.
The allies cannot well rorce opera
tions ou a big scale, running at the
same time the chance of reverses which
would turn them back to Greece and
nt the same time face tho risk that, in
so turning, they would be interned.
Veteran German General
Talks Upon Progress of
, Great War
CERTAIN TO CONTINUE
UNTIL BRITISH GIVE UP
NOT TO PLEAD GUILTY
Alleged German Conspirator
Says His Sentence Will Be
American Amunition Alone
Enable Allies to Oppose
Kitchener at Mudros.
London. Nov. 10. Milan press re
ports today declared F.nrl Kitchener
had arrived at Mudros island of Lem
nos, in the Aegean sea. The story luck
ed official confirmation here.
SCARCITY OF GERMAN
BLOOD REMEDY CAUSE
OF NUMEROUS DEA THS
New York, Nov. 11. Scores of Am
ericans are dying, thousands are suf
fering untold agonies and millions of
others are racked with anxiety because
it is almost impossible to obtain the
On man remedy, salvnrsnn, to battfe
uiulent blood diseases.
This became known today when it
was learned the state department had
begun negotiations in an effort to ob
tain the allies' permission for Ger
many to ship some of the remarkablo
discovery. Congressman Metz of New
oik, importer of this cure, ns well ns
importer of various German dyestufN,
ban been working for months to secure
a supply. But the British blockade cut
off the remedy which conies only from
Germany. Since January 3, not a single
gram has been received excepting a
dinnll shipment which tho British per
mitted to pass six weeks ago. This
was quickly used.
Unless relief is obtained within a few
weeks, many deaths will result, accord
ing to physicians, while thousands of
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eases in tho early stages will become
"Something must be done immedl
ntelv, " said Dr. Paul Ilerzog who baud
les the product in America. "There is
no salvnrsnn in the United Slates ex
cept a little in the hands of some physi
On the doctor's desk aro stacks of
letters and telegrams from .physicians
and victims begging for a bit ot tlie
"My son is in a very bad way,'
wrote ono man. "We know your sur
ply is very limited, but for God's sake
send just a little. '
"Cases are desperate," and "pa
tients are in agony," scores of doc
tors reported, enclosing checks for the
"But what can be done?" comment
ed Ilerzog. "Letters cndi horrible
stories arrive daily, but. we are helpless."
After the war started, the allies can
celled German patents on the product
and turned to making it themselves.
But under treaties with Germany, the
United States could not use the al
lied product even if it could be ob
tained, and France said her supply is
being used at home. Efforts thus
far to get shipments pant the British
blocknde have met with failure.
If th women's clubs want t' reform
this country they might begin on tieir
own clothes. Pinky Kerr is not doin'
anything now as lie has an assistant.
Washington, Nov. IB. Working
steadily at his message to congress,
President Wilson plans to have it fin
ished by Thnnksgiving and to deliver
it personalty December 7 before a joint
session of the house and senate.
National defense, it is expected, will
bo the mnin theme. In this connection
the president will recommend tho five
year schedule of strengthening the
army and navy at a cost of $1,000,000,
000 giving tho nation nn army and
nnvv second to nono "as a defensive
The president will not recommend
presidential primaries, as ho abidcB by,'
Senator l'omereno's opinion mat mere
Important subjects which he will dis
cuss include: Urging of economiec in
governmental expenditure; passage of
conservation incisures; sweeping
changes in the mining laws; trade ex
punsion; establishment of co-operntivo
selling agencies ubrond for American
exporters; passage of "anti-dumping"
legislation to prevent cheap foreign
goods from flooding tlie American mar
ket after the wnr;! increased taxes, lor
liquor, tobacco and wool.
BAM FOR IB
Hundreds of District Conven
tions Are Planning
Goes To Battle Front
Only As Petty Officer
London. Nov. 10. Winston Churchill,
up to lost, week the most criticised ' egates to favor national suffrage
public man in England, prepared to sail , planks in tlin party plntlorms,
(By United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washiimton, D. C, Nov. Hi. In ev
ery ono of tho hundreds of congression
al districts in tiio United States today
the women nro in convention framing
their locnl fights to pledge democratic
and republican national convention del-
across the channel tomorrow to ,10111
his comrades of the Oxford Yeomanry,
as a subordinate officer The erst
whilo first lord of the admiralty sud
denly became in his new role one of
the most popular men of England, from
his speech yesterday in commons, in
which he bared the secrets of Knglish
reverses and without excusing himself,
showed that he hnd not hail enthus
iastic support. Newspapers predicted
that ho will soon return to the cabinet.
His position of calm confidence in
England's ultimate success; his exposi
tion of the situation tinder which he
labored gs director of Kngland'i naval
affairs chanced his position with the
I ltfjtiuli imlilif, nn.l naca liim n nnnnlnr.
ity he had failed to have in his
troubled place sa navy leader.
These local conventions nro under the
general national direction of Mjs.
Medill McCormick of Chicago, nn offi
cial of tho National American Woman
Suffrage association. The suffragists
in cnih district will pledge their sup
port to pro-suffrage delgntcs. Much
time will bo spent interviewing candi
dates. In states where national party
delegates nie chosen by stnto conven
tion, the sufl'rngists will concentrate
upon pro-suffrage county delegates,
"Suffragists is every stnto in the
union," said Mrs. McCormick, "will
make it n point to have big demonstra
tions in the home town of every candi
date for the house or the senate. This
campaign launched todny is but the
minor prelude to the big fight we are
going into for national suffrage this
By Carl K. Ackerman.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Berlin, Oct. 27. (By mail.) Anoth
German offensive 011 the western
front towards Paris is not oat of the
A year ago General Von Kluck's
army was threatening the French cap
ital, loday it is still the nearest to
Puns but the German offensive ecu
ters in the Balkans. Later it may be nt
tho Suez canal or in Egypt. By spring
perhaps it will havo returned to tho
well plowed battleline in Franco and
1 talked with General Von Kluck to
day concerning the whole wnr situation
Ho was at his V ilmeredorf villa. His
walk was firm, his thinking clear and
spontaneous. From appearances ho huB
recovered fully lrom the several shrap
nel wounds no received six months
General," I asked, "how lone will
me war lastT"
We wero walking in his garden and
he stopped to rcnlv.
''As long as Krigiand is able to fiirht
and as long as America sends ammuni
tion the war will continue. Tho un
successful French nnd English offen
sive this month was a question of am
munition. This war has developed into
a munition contest. It is the world 'b
markets against the central powers."
"Can tho western lino bo broken!
"You see in the papers every day.
said the general, "that the nllies are
trying tho break our hue but they don't
succeed. During their October offensive
they lost 180,000... We lost about a fifth
as many. Do you think any army can
afford such losses to win a milo of
The general's five year old grand
daughter accompanied us on our walk
She clutched her grandfather's hand
and trcqueutly interrupted tho conver
sation with remarks concerning the
general's pet black dog, Toddy.
"Which is our popular nnme for one
or our popular ex-presidents," I re
marked. "You mean Roosevelt," said
the general, "I thought ho was a
great man. He was a good president,
wasn't het But today 1 cannot under
stand why ho takes such a determined
stand against Germany. Surely no Am
erican president ever tried so hard to
make his country go to wnr. I am glad
he did not succeed. I have many good
rrienos in America mnny 1 do no
know. At the beginning of the wnr
roceived hundreds of letters froom
Americans and still thev come,
kuow personally a few of your army of
ficers. Tliey are fine men. This week
I had a letter from one of them, ask
ing me for a photograph and a state
meat for some army publication, I sent
both and hope they reach him."
Here we wore interrupted by nn or
derly, who, saluting, said the little girl
was wanted in the house.
"Good bye, my dueling," said tho
general, adding to me, "She is the
daughter of my son who was killed in
Franco, January 28."
"Does tlie Serbiun enmpnign bring
the war any nearer to an endf " 1 asked
"The war's duration depends on how
long the English are able to fight and
ou American ammmiinition," repented
the general. "There is no doubt that
American ammunition is prolonging It.
And now the nllies are raising an en
ormous loan In the United States. I sec
no end to the fighting yet."
"Slmll you return to the front t"
"That depends on his majesty," said
But it is my Impression that it. de
pends on whether or not the general
staff decides on another drive to
"Why," I ssked, "did tho Germans
fail to capture Parist"
"The French maintain," snld Von
Kluck, "that it was doff re's strategy.
When the war Is over , wo can discuss
that but not during tho wnr."
"One of Marshal Von Ilindetiburg's
officers told me," I remarked, "that
it was because the Russian Invasion of
East Prussia calls so many men to the
The general's reply I am not permit
ted to give but I nm convinced that
this In his opinion was tho correct ex
planation. Gcner al Von Kluck does not look hi"
00 years mid reminds one of General
Wood, except that he seems to have nn
ample supply of patience. He fought
In 1300 ngiiinst Austria nnd 111 the
Frutico-PruHsiau war was twico wounded.
Now York, Nov. 10. Counsel for
Robert Fay, and Walter Scholz, alleged
bomb plotters, demurred today to in
dictments against the pair on the
ground that statutes cited attempted
to legislate regarding foreign ships at
Fay, following his five hour confes
sion of yesterday, announced that ho
would not plead guilty, as ho under
stood that he would only get two years'
sentence if he confessed, where ho is
now informed that he might get 12
New York, Nov. 10 Officials had
before them today a typewritten con
fession, gathered in five hours' ques
tioning yesterday of Robert Fay, con
fessed bomb plotter. It was admittedly
disappointing. It did not lead to any
high German or Austrian diplomatic or
consular officials as fellow plotters,
nor did it divulge any "higher ups" as
financial backers of Fay's plan to
destroy munitions ships, bound for tho
Fay, however, stands ready to plead
guilty and to start his sentence at
Meantime officials are investigating
further stories that have tended to im
plicate hieli foreign government of
ficers in plans to check American prod
uction of munitions for the enemies of
tho central powers.
DEADLY FIGHT 11
GERMAN ADVANCE SLOW
THOUGH SERBS CRUSHED
Natural Difficulties of Country Render Rapid Progress Im
possibleRussians Report Gains Against Germans
While Austrians Report Successes-Deep Snow In
Caucasus Mountains Puts Stop To Military Operations
Persia In Turmoil
Two Saloon Hold-Up Men
Pursued By Posse of San
Jose Officers '
San Jose, Cab, Nov. 10. Two un
known men, who early today held up
tlie bar of the Swiss American hotel,
robbing four pntrons and the till, were
overetaken by a posse at Mountain
Viow, 12 mileB from here, and in an en
suing battle ono of the bandits was
killed and the other wounded by a
charge of buckshot in the leg.
None of tho officers was killed, al
though the robbers fired a dozen shots
from automatic pistols. The wounded
man who waB brought here by train
refused to divulgo his identity, but
said ho was a Sun Francisco tailor, and
that tho dead man was his partner.
Both men were well dressed, but no
marks which would lend to an identifi
cation were found on their clothing.
After robbing the bar, the buudits
arc believed to have hidden in the lo
cal freight yards until a freight pulled
out. They then commandeered it at the
point of pistols. Conductor J. O. Phelps
dropped off unseen u tew minutes later,
and notified the local police.
The sheriff, organizing a posse, start
ed out to head off the train at Moun
tain View. Traveling in automobile nt
tho rato of 00 miles an hour, they ar
rived at Mountain View just a few
minutes nhead of tho train. As the
freight Blowed down, the officers threw
searchlights on tho bandits, who wero
entrenched in a pile of machinery on a
Tho bandits answered the command
to surrender with a ruin of lead. The
eldei of the two men was struck down
with a charge of buckshot and three
pistol bullets aftetr he had fired several
wild shuts nt the posse. Une or the
bullets carried nwuy his trigger finger.
When the posse reached li i ill he was
The other bandit leaped from the cn
ns ho saw his partner fall. A charge
of buckshot struck him as he landed on
the ground, but he continued to fire
us he ran, dropping 50 yards from the
An examination of his pistol showed
that a shell had jammed it.
The local posse, augmented by Con
st'iblo Peterson nnd Town Marshal But
ler, wero grouped together less than
feit from the ear when the bandits
opc d fire, but escaped injury.
Berlin, Nov. 10. Terrible natural
difficulties of the country rather than
resistance of tho enemy, is slowing up
tho contral allies in central Serbia.
Yet, with growing numbers of Serbs
captured daily, and with the Gomians
pushing their way, undnuntcd, there
are good prospects that the main army
of the Serbians will be aurrounded
soon. They are being driven gradual
ly westward, while at tho same time
the Austriuns are closing in from the
north nnd west.
The Austrian forces are Blowly, but
surely, crushing the resistance of tho
Montenegrins in the west.
In southern Sorbin, tho Bulgarians
are combatting tho enemy vigorously.
The situation at Tetovo is in doubt,
that place having changed hands sev
The Bulgnrs nre massing heavy
forces around Velos, the point for
which there has been strong battling
during the past wcok with varying
Russians Make Gains.
Petrogrnd, Nov. 10. Vigorously
nressinir their advantage, Russian
forces on the Riga front swopt the
Germnns back three to four miles in
tho strugglo north of Knnger, the war
office claimed today. Above Riga on
the Dvina, advance guard engage
In the Illoukst district, tho Slavs
riimed awnv the German entanglo
nients, and occupied a portion of the
Illoukst cemetery. Admission that tho
Germans hnd shelled the Cznrtorysk
region and advanced cast of Poilgacie
was made by tho war office.
As to tho victory, claimed uy ucriin,
In the Slvr river section, the official
announcement" said merely that the
Imt.tln for tho crossings continues, witn
calm marking the rear of tho Galician
Nearly 50,000 men and moro than huu
officers, along with considerable
munitions and guns, wore captured
during the past month by tho Slavs,
'it So Muooj Jk
Perala In Turmoil.
Petrograd, Nov. 10. Fearful that
the plots.of the central powers and tho
entente allies will end in bloodshed nt
Teheran, the shah of Persia and nis
ministers left there Monday.
Their ex t was a virtual tugnr.. n
was understood they sought refugo at
At the samo timo, it was unuursuiuu,
the Germans and Turks aro preparing
to follow the shah's suito.
The allied diplomats aro expected to
overtake tho Persian government mem
bers if indeed they hnvo not already
i1rm so. Thev have long accused tho
central ullles of trying to corrupt tho
German Official Report.
TWlin. Nov. 10. One thousand nddi
tlmuil Serbians have fallen into mo
bitches of tho Teuton invaders, it was
officially announced today.
"Pursuit of the Serbians continues
vi,mrmislv." Sli d tllO Ot flCIIll StlltO-
ment detailing the Monday capture.
Concerning the renowed violent oper
ations In tho past two days along the
western front, the statement added:
"Three French attempts to recap
ture the Ecurie trenches failed.
"The enemy's bombardment of Lens)
the past fortnight has killed 33 civil
ians and wounded 55, but has done na
Oorlta Buffers Severely.
Vienna, via bayville, It. I., Nov. 16.'
That Goritz has suffered heavily from
bombardment was officially admitted
today. Fifty soldiers have been wound
ed 'and 58 civilians Killed in us iar,
while 300 buildings, largely churches!
and convents, have been badly dam
aged. Less violence on the Isonzo front wa
reported. In the Monte San Michela
region, the Itnliniis, it was admitted,
penetrated an Austrian position after
clearing tho way with artillery fire.
Bulgarg Pressing French.
Athens, Nov. 18. Strongly rein
forced by frcBh relays, the Bulgars hav
compelled the French to retreat at tww ,
points on the Tzerna lino. At th
same time, they aro smashing nt the
Serbs in the Tetovo district, -where th
French have come up to the aid of tho
If tho Bulgnr lines are pierced,
Prilep, and ultimately Monastir, will
be opened to the French.
Austrian Drive Slavs Back.
Vienna, Nov. 16. "Four weeks of
tenacious and glorious fighting," in
tho Czartorysk region, the war office
said today, has caused the Russians to
retreat to their original positions.
Confirming the Berlin announcement
of yesterday, tlie office said the Slave
were driven hastily across the Styr,
setting firo to abandoned positions be
fore they quit them.
German Crew Lost.
Copenhogen, Nov. 10. It was feared
here today that the crew of the Ger
man steamer nermania nam iinen ion,
after their ship was sunk by a British,
submarine. This fenr was strength
ened when empty lifeboats were found
along the northern coast of Swoden.
Official registries do not record the
Snows Hold Russians.
Petrogrnd, Nov. 10. A foe, more
formidable than cannon, faces tho Rusr
siun Caucasus troops. Snow, lying 20
feet deep at points combined with bit
terly cold weather has forced the Rusr
sians to limit their battling to skirm
ishes, It was officially stated today.
Italian City Burned.
Borlin, by wireless to Tuckerton, N.
J., Nov. 10. Damage of $1,000,000 re
sulted from a firo at Rivarolo, Italy,
which destroyed the docks and is still
burning, according to arfvices roceived
Liner Has Arrived.
Bordeaux, Nov. 10. Tho linor Hoch
ttinheau, afire a few days ago at sea,
arrived here safely today. Captain
.liiham expressed himself ns undecided
over the cause of tho blaze.
Pioneer Railroad Man Died
Because Troubles Had
Broken His Heart
night ami Wed
al iniii west, fair
southwe s t o r 1 y
rorllnnd, Ore., Nov. 10. Tliero wns
mnurninir in Portland today over tho
death of .lames N, Sutton, one of the
oblest and most popular railroad men in
the northwest. "Jim," as ho was
affectionately known, died in u jitney
Into yesterday while en route to his
Although the coroner Biiid that Sut
ton's dentil was caused by hardening of
the arteries, combined with high blood
pressure, lie told his landlady only a
week ngo that he was dying of a brok
When he left his office yesterday he
lind n premonition of dentil and told his
associates that he was not coming buck.
In recent years Sutton's life has been
filled with misfortune, In 111(17 his son,
Lieutenant James N. Sutton, Jr., died
mysteriously at the Annapolis naval
academy, A government Investigation
held (hat he had committed suicide, but
his relatives contended that ho wn
Knrly this year Sutton's wifo secured
a divorce and a few months later an
other sou, Lieutenant It. U. Sutton, of
thn Aerial corps United Stutes army,
fell from an aeroplane at Fort Sill,
Oklu. A companion was killed and he
was seriously injured.
Sutton was joint frelfjht agent of the
Southern Pacific und O. W. R. & N. ot
the Portland cast sidu station nt tho
timo of his death,
Are Reported Entombed
In Northwestern Mine
Real tie, Wash., Nov. 10. Hevonty-
fyo miners nro believed to have been (
buried in an explosion lato this after
noon in the workings of the Northwest
ern Improvement company's coal mint
at linvenndiile, 3,"i miles from Scuttle.
No word has been heard in more
than un hour from thn buried men. A
miners' first aid crew has been sum
moned from Black Diamond and is ex
pected to arrive in a few minutes.
Superintendent K. II. Scott and 25
American workmen nro among the en
MITCHELL RESTING WELL.
Now York, Nov. 10. Mayor Mitchell,
who Into yesterday suddenly under
wont bii appendicitis operation, was re
ported rusting well today. j