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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY. NOV. 18. 1915.
$6.00 O'COATS ...
Men's $1.25 and $1.50 Wool Shirts for . . . .98c
Here are splendid grade Wool Shirts just the
garment for cold weather in brown or olive
drab with flat or military collar. Our regular
$1.25 and $1.50 sellers, special 9gc
:: THE SILENT
By Carl W. Ackerman.
Mejsngola, near Vilna, Itussin, Oct.
3. (By Courier to Berlin, nyiil to New
York.) Today is pundny nnd wo hnve
motored out to tlio valley of Mojazagnln
whore tlio battlo for Vilna was fought.
Our way lay through abandoned trench
es ami barbed wire entanglements, dug
or strotched through coinetorios, cab
bage patches and potato fields.
Entering tlie ruins of Mcjs'ngola, we
obtained the first renl view of the bat
tlefield; and in its renter, tlio dilapi
dated skeleton of what in peace time
was a i liii icli . It wan all so quietl One
could hardly realize that from the soc
ono to the eleventh of Meptember, 45,
000 of the llussiun guard and the Ger
man laniistrnni wore locked, in thin 3
milo valley, In a seething death-strugl
gle. It was but one of tlio terrible, de
cisive engagements of this wnr, about
which the public linn, scarcely hoard.
This battlo was the beginning of tlio
fall of Villi, tho first city tlio Czar
tried to save when ho took personal
command of his army. Vilna was a
beautiful, modern city about the sizo of
Indianapolis; a terminal on the innin
rail line to Pctrograd. The Czar en
trnnched 800,000 troops about the city,
including 3 divisions of his personal
guard. Kovno had fallen and llindon
burg was coming. September 2nd tho
armies met at Mojsy.ugoln and for nine
days the crash and roar of bedlam
reigned In the Russians' hopeless task
of chocking the Teuton's ndvunco. The
night of the eleventh tho Germans
Stormed an entanglement nnd the
trench back of it delivered heavy flank
attacks and were coniiiiniiders of the
Whole position, had i!(l,(HMI prisoners and
scaled Vilna 'a fate.
Wo stopped before the church. Ten
paces brought us to nn old graveyard
in which the slorm of shells hnd plowed
up the skeletons of Ihoso long dead and
scattered them about, stark and whito,
like an army of fallen ghosts lying In
tho wake of battlo, grinning at tho day
light. The green sod of. thq, surround
ing fields was strewn with tho rem
nants of shells which had exploded in
mid air nnd rained their dovilish iron
and firo on tho struggling men. The
white church walls were splashed with
We returned to the church, l'ansanta
were silently passing in and out. We
lifted our hats and tip toed inside. The
floor, save for nurrow passages to the
nllar was buried In straw. The roof
was torn to pieces and innro than ono.
aliell had exploded lusl.lo, for pictures,
statutes of Christ, altar cloths, candle
sticks and benches were smashed and
torn. Before the unrocognizablo altar
New York, Nov. 18. Rohoduled sail
ings of liners for Itnly have been can
celled, it developed this afternoon. It
is assumed that tho cancellations were
at the order of the Italian government.
Zurich dispatches reported previously
that Italy had halted such sailings until
she can adequately meet the Austrian
submarlno warfare which has been de
structive in the past week.
London, Nov. 18. One of tho lieuten
ants who e souped from the iutorned
8NOW W1IITB LINENS
ENDS NOVEMBER S24TH
ENTIRE STOCK OF
At special prices. Styles, Double
Balmacaans, and Con-
yertable Collars. In Heathers,
Chinchilla and Fancy Mixtures.
M - M - M - f - M - tHHH
knelt a woman nnd ! girl, heads bowed,
nobbing. A big, six-foot, t'ur-clnd peas
ant cume in and knelt in the straw
half-way down the aisle. An old wo
man who bad been motionless beside
the splintered pulpit begun crawling
arount It. Havo for the staccato flap
ping of a loose sheet of tin on the
steeple roof as the gusty wind Bwept
over it, tins House of. Uod ana tho bat
tlefield about, were silent.
We sauntered through the town, past
tlio uiacK piles or burned ionics, unit
out into the Hussian trenches. These,
dug slightly below the crest of the hill,
were nrehitecurnlly so perfect that thoy
blended into tlio Inndscnpo 300 foet
away, These trenches commanded tho
volley, across which, on tho forest's
. fringe, were the German trenches. The
I green f iulds between were pepprod with
tn ulacK spots that artillery tiro makes.
Wo walked tho tops of tho Russian
trenches, which are built of heavy logs
and cement blocks covered with five
and six layers of green sod. Once 1
looked down. A dead Russian stared
up at me.
Ccattered everywhere wero caps,
coats, shoes, food, bottles and personal
effects .Unused rifle ammunition lay
liko seed sown on a new field. Here
and there wero 15 and 21 centimeter
shells, unexploded, still hugging their
death-deuliiig power. Hits of white
paper bearing firing lino reports that
had been telephoned to the artillery
positions, scuttered cmzily about tho
desolate field in the breezo. Kvory
where wero single graves; sonic marked
with cions nuil helmet, others bnrren.
Wo walked to the edge of tho thick
woodB, then back to tho first lino Gor
man position. Torn Hussian and Ger
man uniforms,' bloodstained knives,
bayonets, guns, belts, helmets, caps, ov
ercoats and graves were strange flow
ers in this wierd garden t'.uit death
grew in the green cupped valley 'twix
heio and the Mussina emergency trench
es on the fur slope.
From among tho Russians nnd Ger
mans lying there sido by side in death,
J picked up a German belt buckle In tir
ing the Inscription: "God With Us."
Tho Russian bibles scuttered about
were so numerous as to bo uncountable.
Where the field postmaster had arrived
during the heavy fighting, letters and
packages from home whitened the
ground. On a little mound 1 found a
letter, addressed in a feminine hand,
from Dresden a letter from home, un
opened, for tho soldier beneath the
mound. 1 Blared at the mound and the
letter for n long time. Then I looked
up, The sun was shining ucross the
valley. And the valley was silent.
German rnider Trios Eitel Frledrich at
Norfolk, Vu., recently, was found to
day aboard a Danish steamer which
English authorities hnd diverted to an
English port, lie was arrested.
London, Nov, 18. Htcamshlp traffic
between Itnly and America has been
suspended uutil Italy can adequately
combat submarine attacks, according to
a Zurich dispatch today. This action
followed a number of submarine at
tacks in tho last two weeks.
I'nrls, Nov. 18, Concentrated bom
bardment of the German trenches In
tho Homme region and Aisno' district
was officially claimed today. The war
offlco statement told of a fiery artillery
struggle at Dots Givenchy.
A. TV Hoffman Aia mi In h. rA,rtr
and confectionary business on tho Me-
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iiiicnrisr. corner, on uixiriy street, nan
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cul stand, 147 North High street.
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All Around Town
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Dr. Mendelsohn, specialist Is fitting
glasses t orreetly. U. S. bank bldg.
Robert D. Throcimorton and Miss
llattie I. Tice, of Falls City, were mar
ried in this city last Sunday by the
Rev. R. N. Avispn.
Before placing your printing order,
Phone 2170. Fuller Printing Concern.
The rosea to be planted tomorrow
lafternoon at tho Highland school will
be furnished by the Salem Floral So
ciety, recently organized.
Dr. E. T. Mclntlre, pnyslclan and
surgeon, 214 Masonic bldg. Phone 440.
Harry Ashford, who had charge of
the shooting gallery on tne Alcllilehnst
corner, is preixiring to move to Ken
neth, California. 8nlem is now a city
wiuiout a snooting gallery.
Dr. Stone's Drug Store.
The Spauldiug Logging company has
on display at the Vtooiibttrn corn show
this week, their rendv built unrnge,
sectional silos and mill work, in charge
of tneir local agent, w. r. Duse.
Dr. Stone's Drug Store.
A phone message this morning from
Breitcnbush Springs states that tho
mountain country is covered with a
snow fall of 18 inches nnd that the
ronds aro impassible on account of the
heavy rains of the past week.
Chrysanthemums, fine large ones.
Sclinltz, loth and Center streets. Phone
The annual memorial services of the
Benevolent nnd Protective Order of
Klks will bo held in the Opera houso at
2:30 o'clock on tho afternoon of Sun
day, December 5, Tho memorial ad
dress will be delivered by Frod W. Wil
son, nn attorney of Tho Tnllos. Mrs.
W. Carlton Smith and J. Ross Fargo, of
Portland, will sing.
La Corona, Salem made cigars, have
no equal a pleasant mild smoke.
Several activttiesV (he First Christ
ian church will bo brought together
on Thursday ovenings of each week.
The teachers' conference beginning at
li:,'IO o'clock will bo preceded by a
lunch. This conference will be followed
by the weekly prayer meeting, 7:30 to
:di, nml the next hour will be given
io .mo practice or tlie choir.
Try the White Swan Dairy lunch,
Best coffee nnd jmstry to be obtained
with Thanksgiving Just one week
from today, the turkey market is on
nn uncertain basis. Port and buver
boliovo the woods are full of them and
tho price will come down by tho first
of next week. At the same time, those
who limvo turkeys are holding for hot
ter prices. Today ono firm bought a
flock of 03 dressed, at an average
price or in cents.
The Christian church will hold a ba
zaar JNovembcr 20, at Buren & Hamil
J. L. Stockton is surely looking on
the bright sido of things. Last even
ing in his talk before the commercial
club, ho said, "Wo are on tho vergo
or me nest times we have over had.
This iB the best town in tho statu and
the merchants are financially better off
than other cities. In this commercial
chid, we are going to do bigger work
innii wo nave ever uono.
The Ladies Aid society of the First
Presbyterian church will meet nt the
resulenco of Mrs. J. P. Frizzed, 248 N,
Summer, Friday at 2:30 p. m.
In his talk last evening before- the
eoininereinl club, Superintendent O. JI.
r.inott, director of tho civic depart
ment, stated that the truant officer,
Mrs. Pickett, hnd found ninny children
in tho city who were not uble to at
tend school simjily because they hnd
no nuiinuio doming, ami in many cases
iiiciien mo necessities of life. The Sa
lem Social Servico Center wns doing
what it could to relievo the situation,
but the calls were coining in moro fro
ipient this year than formerly.
We will sell Shetland pony, cart and
harness for .fW.IMI, worth 1511,000. Pure
Bred Mammoth Bronze Turkov Toms,
4.00, delivered in Salem. ' Ilanier.
Boginning next Sunday evening, Eev.
J. C. Spencer, pastor of Leslie M. K.
church, wil give a series of sermons un
der the general head, "Mountain Peak
Experiences." The particular tonics
nro as follows: "Moriuli, or. True Sac
rifice and Its Place in Life," "Sinai,
or, Foundation Stone for Character
nnd Civilization," "iNobo. or, tho Vis
ion of a Forbidden Land," "Carmel,
or, A Glimpse of a World-Old Strug
gle," "Kum Hut tin, in the School of
Christ," "Herman, or. Transfiguration
and tho Transfigured Life," "Cnlvnry.
Tho Highest Mountain in the World,"''
"Olivet or, Right Triumphant."
Prof, Ringlet's dancing classes meet
tonight at Moose Hall. I. earn the latest
Hlnndnrdized ballroom dances. Begin
ners class, 7:30; advanced, 0:00 p. m.
Fight lessons, $5.00.
Max O. Buron, uToTshipley, H. W.
Meyers and E. T. Barnes appeared to
day in Portland before Examiner But
ler, a special commissioner appointed
by the inter state commerce commis
sion to represent tho business men of
Salem. Tho main contention of the
Salem business men before the special
examiner pertains to that portion of
tho through freight rate as applied be
tween "lein and Portland. The. ques-
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THANK HQIVING 8 ALB
BNOW WHITE LINENS
ENDS NOVEMBER 24TH
tion as to what proportion of the local
rate shall be used in the through rate
will be argued. The last decision of
the inter-stato commerce commission
favored Salem, but the Southern Pa
cific asked for a rehearing.
The Woman's Auxiliary of St Paul's
Parish will meet with Mrs. Francis
Bailey, 837 Center streot tomorrow af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Robert R. Harrild wife and two boys
are in the city and have taken apart
ments at 491 North Cottage. Mr. Har
rild was a resident of this city-about
18 years ago.
The Salem Canning company recent
ly shipped a car load of thoir product
to Liverpool. This was their first car
this season, shipped direct to the Liv
Dr. Homer, of the O. A. C, will give
an illustrated lecture on Fgypt and the
Holy land at the Mountainview school
house in Polk county, Friday evening,
The Ford buyerB for the past week
are: Drager Fruit compa'ny, George
W. Gray and li. C. Hiffner. Tho gen
eral puttern of the Ford cars for 1010
is the same as last year.
The Fuller Printing Concern Is now
located at the corner of Liberty and
Ferry streets in this city. Tho Fuller
boys are anxious to see nil of their old
customers and many now ones. Phono
2179 or call in person when von want
a fair price on good printing. Nov20
Tlie Capital City" Rod and Gun club
is planning a- huge turkey shoot to bo
pulled off Sunday, November 21 at tho
gun club grounds on 17th street. About
00 turkeys, geeso and ducks will be
disposed of nnd every one will have a
chance to win a 'Thanksgiving dinner
by some means or other.
Among the Knights of Pythias who
will attend tho session of tho lodge
tiiis evening in Portland to hear tho
address of Brig. S. Young, stiprome
chancellor commander are: 11. A. John
son, Jr., Otto.Hondrick, Claude Barrack,
F. F. Schiam, J. G. Heltzel. W. B. Gib
son, C. E. Burboilr and S. H. Snyder.
A fully stocked improved farm of 62
acres was purchased yesterday by F. L.
uucnanan, or independence who will
move on the; place with his family with
in a few days. Tho consideration was
$8,500. C. II. Sawyer, who sold tho
plueo, takes Independence property in
exchange. The transfer was handled
by J. F. Scott.
Politics will be quiet for the next
three weeks, and tlie members of tho!
city council will take things easy for
tlio same lenglli ol tinio. us the council
has adjourned until tlie evening of
Monday, December . 0, which is also
election day and tiie evening when the
Cherrians will elect their king for tho
Benjamin Brick is of the opinion that
the Commercial club should change its
name to that of tho Salem Cnambor of
Commerce, nnd has posted notice in tlio
club tnnt this cnange or name will be
brought before the next meeting us an
amendment to tho constitution. A ma
jority of tho commercial clubs "in tho
east have ndoptcd tho chamber of com
merce name, and Mr. Brick feels that
the same would be more appropriate
tor tne ouiem organization.
By tne request of hlfl son, the ashes
of w. . Potter, who died on tho 13th
of this month at his home four miles
north of Salem, wero Bcattored upon
the waters of the Willamette river this
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The son, W.
., Potter, of Portland), was unablo to
oe present, but tlio request wns carried
out by G. E. Terwilliger, assisted by
Ben II. Ling, mnnagor of tho Wostorn
I moil, and the ttov. Kobert n. t) ill, who
offered a short prayer as the ashes
were cast upon the waters.
The average reader of war news has
been uuiy impressed witn tne idea mat
tho philosophy of Niotzscho has had
much to ilo with tho present war spirit
of the Germans. And the avorngo read
er is also pretty much in tho dark as
to what this philosophy so much mined
of, is really all about. German writers
claim that the works of Friodrich Niet
zsche arc but littlo known. English
news items insist thnt Nietzsche repre
sents tho modern German tnrough.
Those who are interested in tills war
philosophy and " Friilgtfulness, " will
loubtless uvail themselves ot tno op
portunity to hear tho lecturo Friday
evening by Dr. Carl Gregg Honey ut
the Salem public, library auditorium,
when he will fully explain nnd discuss
the much talked of German writer anil
Jit for th.
Here one finds dictinctive
Here one meets" service that
Here is food tnat is savory
Htre It itmotphare that cKtrml
H U found tUt nn HOME
LIKE altmtnt which evtrj one
Hum bwV o$tf At$t of Nor
tonitlttn, Th thin that appolt-mcKltnt
Captain Hobscn Will Be Lead
. ing Speaker at Big Mass
Tonight at the armory, the citizens of
Salem will have the opportunity of
hearing the famous Captain Hobson of
Merrimac fame. Not satisfied with his
early deeds of valor, Richmond P. Hob
son has gained greater fame through his
leadership of the prohibition forces in
tho house of representatives, and
through tho bill introduced into con
gress, known as the Hheppard-Hobson
amendment, prohibiting the sale and
manufacture of intoxicating liquors in
the United States. With him thiB ev
ening, will appear Dr. Edwin I. Stearns,
of New York, national lecturer of the
Anti-Saloon League of America.
The program in full this evening is as
Call to order by Rev. A. A. Winter,
president of the Ministerial Association
of this city.
Introduction of Governor Withy
combo as permanent chairman for the
Prof. F. S. Mendenhnll leading the
audience in the singing of America. .
invocation, By the Hev. K. JM. Avison.
Violin solo, by F. E. Frickey.
Address by Dr. Edwin I. Stearns.
Vocal solo, by Mrs. Julia Bross Pin
ncll. Address by the Hon. Richmond P.
Benediction, pronounced by the Rev.
F. T. Porter.
Installation and Ritualistic
Work Publicly Given Last
The first juvenile fraternal. orgnnizn
tion of its kind in this country, held ils
exorcises last evening at the arniorv
when tho initiations and ritualistic
work of tho Court of Fairies, the iuveu
ilo orgnnizntinn of the United Artisans
appeared in public.
Although tho organization comprises
two ornneiies, tne Court of Legends and
the Court of Fairies, the work last, ev-
ening wns mostly by the Court of Fnir-
Tho initiations and ritualistic work
was enacted by tho younger children,
undor tno-care and training of Mrs.
Ella Watt, supreme instructor of the
United Artisans, who wrote the initin-
tory work for the children.
Among those present from Portland
were H. S. Hudson, supreme master
Artisan; Harvey Hudson, Mrs. E. J,
Martin, and L. B. Casler.
Margaret White presided as ruler of
the Court of Jrairies. Other stations
were the Gate of Lilies, presided over
by Mona Sehnum; Onto of the Tnst, by
Leeth Wilson, and Guto of Hoses, by
The officers of the Court of Fairies
are: Leotha Wilson, past ruler; Mar
garet White, ruler; Maeyl Hunter, as
sistant ruler; Mona Schaum, chaplain;
Merlo Matlock, corporal; Dorothy Esch.
attondnnt; Lovcll White, sentry; Rita
Clagget, outer watchman; Ruth Ross,
McMillan Reported lost
In Northern Seas
Hnyton, Ohio, Nov. IS. That Donald
McMinnnn, explorer, may be lost in
the north seas, beyond the hope of res
cue this winter nt least, was indicated
in a cablegram whicn Common I'leas
.iudgo Cnrro!l Sprigg received today
trom tno IMmsli explorer Jfnsnmssen.
The cubic ilnter Monday at Kjocben
have, Denmark, said:
"Cluctt (a relief chip) arrived
North Star bay September twelve after
thirty-five dnys ice hindrance, motor
daninge. Dared not go to Ktah account
autumn ice. Missionary inotorboat sent
to Etnh to bring explorers to Cluett. "
Inasmuch ns it would have been nec
essary for the relief ship to leave the
North .Stnr lay by mid-October it is
feared that she is ico bound, and more
over it is believed that, she lias insuf
ficient food aboard to last through tho
McMillan and his party left threo.
years ngo to explore Crockerland. They
were iitMuiccd by tho Nnitlisonian in
stitute, Vale university, the University
qf Illinois and the American Museum of
Natural history. Tne son ol J. 11. .nit-:
terson, head of tho National Cash Heg-;
ister company, is a member of the
District Attorney liingo today re-!
ceived an inquiry relative to the 1010
ilroiiL'ht from a resident ol this county
who wtiuts to know if it will be legal
to lay up some liquor for his own use. '
"11 a limit has a lew gallons Icrt on
hand on January 1, can he keep it for!
his own use," leads the letter. "I'
don't like this thing of getting two,
quarts at a tini Look at what the!
freight bill will abount to in a year. "I
Mr. ft i n ii o said that he would assure:
the nnxious resident that as long as,
the liquor wero kepi for family uses
that any amount purchased before
January 1, 191(1, might be retained by
tho purchaser and that tho two quart
montn provision applied amy to tne
railroads and express companies.
BNOW WKITB LINENS
ENDS NOVEMBER 24TH
Thanksgiving Sale !
Our Removal Sale on Canned Fruits and Vegetables
presents a rare opportunity for yeu to lay in your
wants for Thanksgiving. .Think of our matchless
stock of Canned Goods being offered you at prices
unheard of before. No reserve everything must go.
Del mojite Peas $1.60
P. S. Tender Melting Peas $1.90
Beauty Early June Peas : . . . : ,$1.25
Perfection Corn .$1.30
Del Monte String Beans $1.60
Del Monte Asparagus ;$2.85
Standard Large Asparagus .$2.35
Mission Asparagus $1.25
Del Monte Asparagus Tips .$2.60
Del Monte Solid Pack Tomatoes $1.25
Del Monte Solid Pack Tomatoes, 2's 93c
Del Monte Sliced Pineapple, 2 1-2's $2.10
Hunt's Staple Sliced Pineapple, 2 1-2's $1.75
Preferred Stock Sliced Pineapple, 2 1-2's .$2.10
Solar Sliced Pineapple, 2's $1.25
Del Monte Melba Peaches, 2 1-2's .$2.35
Pyle's Peaches and Apricots, 2 1-2's $2.25
Extra Standard Peaches, 2 1-2's $1.35
Extra Standard Apricots, 2 1-2's $1.35
Yellowban Milk 85c
Carnation and Country Club Milk 90c
Preferred Stock Shrimps, No. l's .$1.40
Preferred Stock Shrimps, 2's $2.45
New Seeded Raisins. New Cluster Raisins.
New Citron, Lemon and Orange Peel.
HOME-MADE MINCE MEAT, 2 LBS. FOR 25c
We have again secured those famous Milk-led
Turkeys from the McKinney Farm. The finest birds
ever sold in Salem. Leave your order with us now.
Roth Grocery Co.
American Doctor j
On Liner Ancona
(Continued from page one.) j
only to give passengers an opportunity i
to escape, but to be sure that they had
escaped safely This ruling was as-
sertcd in the caso of tho torpedoing of
the liner Falnba, as a general principle.!
Lansing indicated that it still held I
To Eecall Nubor.
Washington, Xov. IS. Hecall of Aus
trian Consul General Nuber of New I
lork, was indicated this afternoon
when -Attorney General Gregory an
nounced that he had obtained important
evidences concerning, Nuber's activi
ties. Recent accusations charged Nil-
ber with being unduly active as an!
anti-ally plotter, with a system of
spies to work against American muni
. Gregory declared tint his informa
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Consul Goi'icnr of fan Francisco who
made claims against both Xuber and
German Ambassador Von Beinstorff in.
the Providence Journal recently. In
addition to Goiicnr's evidence tho at
torney general unnounced he hnd ad
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Tlie government is now ready to
strike in the ulleged Austro-Gerinani
Americans Are Listed. .
Washington, Xov. 18. Consul Whito
nt Naples reported to tlie state depart
ment this afternoon that two Amer
icans not heretofore named, wero
aboard the liner Ancona, torpedoed by
an Austrian submarine.
The Americans are Guiseppi and Car
mela Torrisi, who boarded the An
cona nt Messina.
Whito reported that apparently no
Americans were lost in the sinking of
the steamer Bosnia.
Tho White Stnr liner Celtic, ho re
portod arrived safely at Naples.