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SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1915
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TO GREEK PREMIER TODAY
No Demand Is Made 11 reece Actively Participate In
War, and King Const ue Intimates That Answer Will
Be Favorable-Paris , l ues State That Bulgarians
Are Retreating Before " aults of Tattered Serbian
Army-Berlin Reports t mued Progress of Combined
Forces of Invasion
Athens, Nov. 24. The allies' min
isters have handod Premier Skuloulis an
urgent request for definition of
Greece's attitude toward the allies in
the Balkan operations.
The request was couched in friendly
terms and specified no definite period
for a reply, but it emphasized, how
ever the need for promptness.
It embodied terms which the allies re
quost Orecco to nceopt, as outlined un
officially in conversations between
King Constantino, Enry Kitchener and
Jienys Uocttin, French cabinet member.
There was no request that Greeco
partake in the war, but the note de
manded assurances that the allies may
oross Greeco to attack the central al
lies; and that in event of a repulse
if the entente allies into Greece, tho
latter will not attempt to disarm or in
Whether demobilization of the Greee
inn forces was asked, was not an
nounced. King Constantino intimated that
. these terms would make a favorable
Final Struggle at Hand.
London, Nov. 124. With Austrian
capture of Mitrovitza and Bulgnr cap
ture of Pristinn", officially reported to
day, the - central powers' armies arc
now face to face with the Serbs north
ern army. Tho final fight is evidently
nt hand,,, -. 'v-
In the twenty milo gap, between tho
towns at the ends of the historically
famous Plain of the Black Bird, are
entrenched tho Indomitably courageous
Sorbin ns. Buffeted across their laud
since ' Nish fell, the Serbs up to tho
present have offered wild resistance to
the invsdors. They have lost many in
dead and captured, but their spirit is
Whether tho invadors are now in suf
ficient force to attack Immediately is
unknown, but at any rate, it is be.
lieved that a decisive battle on tho
bloody Plain of the Black Bird can be
delayed only a few hours, Here his
tory may be mado again.
If the struggle continues long, the
Serbs, it Is believed, must inevitably be
captured, The central allies by de
touring can surround them, provided
thev have sufficient time, and then tho
Serbs may be crushod as were tho
French at Sedan in 1870.
At the best, the .Serbs can hope for
no more than to be forced over their
border into "Montenegro. Capture of
their army on the Plain of the Black
Bird or expulsion of the army from
Sorbia will mean that the Teuton-ttui
gar conquest of old Serbia and ho San
jak of Novibaznr is complete
The Austro-Germnns are now 1.50
miles south of tho northern frontier,
and less than 120 miles north of the
Germans Skirt West Border.
Vienna, Nov. 24. Teuton troops nre
skirting western Serbia near the Mon
' leiicgrin border, driving for Pristinn,
according to the war office today.
No remnrhablo gains were recorded.
Tho offico was silent as to Serbian
claims of victories.
Occupation of Pricpolje was claimed,
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We can't recall th' time when th'
straw hat wuz as reluctant t' drop
out o th' game as it wuz this fall
No! hi n makes a feller bustle like a
kt q' enemies.
with favorable progress of the fighting
eiscwnere. . The Hermans were said to
be only a half ray's march from
Italians In Albania.
London, Nov. 24. Italian troops now
landing in Albania will go directly to
the aid of Serbia, according to Swiss ad
vices today They plan to Btrike at the
Austro-Gorman flank, and it is expected
that tho Montenegrins will co-operate.
To reach Serbia, the Italians have to
cross only a stretch of from 40 to 50
miles, but this march is of extreme dif
ficulty, owing to mountains and the
absence, of roads.
Bulgars Forced Back.
Paris, Nov. 24. Defeated bv the tat
tered Serbian army, the Bulgarians are
retreating everywhere In tho extreme
southern part of Serbia, according to
the Serbian official statement today.
A victory 2o miles west of Nish was
The Bulgars nre retiring upon Istip,
east of Voles and it is thought possible
the Serbs may recapt'ure Velus,
Report German Defeat.
Prtrngrad, Nov. 24. Defeat of a
German attempt, to assume the offen
sive in the Dvinsk district was claimed
by the war office today along with
capture of a German first line trench
in the Dviita district, In the Styr sec
tion, many Teutons wero bnyonetted,
while on the Styr tho Russians broke
tho Austrian offensive with fire at ono
point. ' ' . '
Russians Gain Ground.
Berlin, Nov. 24. Tho war office ad
mitted today the Russians had gained
some ground north of Illuxt, but claim
ed the Germans counter attacks recov
ered tho lost ground. One repulse of the
Russians southeast of Riga, and three
in tho Czartonrysk region wore claim
ed. Capture M&re Towns.
Berlin, Nov. 24. Mitrovitza, in west
ern Serbia, between Novibazar and
Pristina, has fallen into the Austrinns'
lunula while the Bulbars have taken
Pristina. These points mark the ends
of the main Serbian northern position
and are about 25 miles east of the
German Post Blown Up.
Paris, Nov. 24. Destruction of a
German post in the vicinity of Bolnnte
by French mines was reported in to
ddy's official statement which also no
ted repulse of a German attempt to
enpturo a French post nonr Calles-Sur-
Amsterdam, Nov. 24. Tho Cologne
Gazetto admitted today that the Rus
sians are progressing toward Teheran
and the American minister is in charge
of tho abandoned central powers lega
tions. Pristina Occupied.
Athens, Nov. 24. Tho Bulgarians
have occupied Pristina in western Ser
bin. not far from tho Montenegrin
border, it was officially announced to-day.
GIVES LIE DIRECT
TO ENGLISH LORD
IN HEATED SPEECH
London, Nov. 24. Announcing 'io
could give tho lie direct to Lord St.
David, and intimating Lord Kibbles-
dale should be clnssed as a spy or trait
or, Lord Derby in rhnrge of recruiting
today .advocated a censorship of the
house of lords and hinted at conscrip
tion. Derby's utterances were made dur
ing a recruiting speech.
"I can give the direct lie to Lord
St'. Dnvid, he thundered, referring to
the Inttor's recent nrraignineut of Sir
.lohn French's stnf.f as incompetent,
Iiim enitntln i ill tlml n'tiniiin wM'i nreftcnf
nt headquarters and that officers fail-
vl to be up enrlv morning because they
were flii.,1 with hfi.li.. niuvinv tlm urn.
vlous night. ' i lieved that they will draw from tho
"1 am In n position to do so for l' """n attacked, savage answers,
visited the stnlf personally and fro- nt, David in the hniiso of lords dii
qucntly. No gentleman would have avowed much of that had been quoted
said what St. David Hnid lind no gen- as wiving in his previous speech,
tlemnn will believe him." " Regarding my reference to worn-
Then he turned his attack uponJ.ord en's isits to headqiiartors, a great
Iilbblcsdnlo for the latter' receurcrit- denl has been rend into my remarks,
iclsiu of the government's war policies, which I never meant," he said.
GOLD CARGO ON TRAIL
Seward, Alaska, Nov. 24.
Bob Griffith, dog musher, is on
the trail leading from the Idi
tarod with three dog sleds car
rying gold bullion estimated at
250,000, the Inst of the sea
son's clean-up. He may get
out in time for Thanksgiving.
DARING CAFE RAID
Mortally Wounded Robber
Refuses To.Reveal Names
Snn Francisco, Nov. 24 Following
a daring raid on the Claremont cafe at
the outskirts of town, and a running
gun fight lasted for a scoro of blocks
at 1 a. in., police today are scouring
the city and adjacent country for three
One of the bandits, James Ross and
Police Corporal Frederick Cook wero
seriously wounded in the exchange of
Tho highwaymen entered. the bar
room of the cafe and after command
ing Ed Schiff, ono of the proprietors,
and Tom Smith, bartender, to hold up
their hands rifled tho ensh register of
Forcing the men to hold their hands
above their heads, they ordered them
into the main room, where were four
guests, Ben Schiff, tho other propri
etor, Arthur Cunningham and Frank
ilerg, entertainers. Backing the fright
ened people against-tho wall, they took
about WOO in money and jewelry.
While tho attention of tho bandits
was attracted ' by tho entrance of a
man and a woman, Berg gave thein the
slip n n,l summoned the police. As the
womnn sensed what wns occurring she
slipped Iter jewels into her mouth.
Noticing Berg's absence, tho high-
wnymon dashed tor their automobile,
and wero just leaving as the possn
raced up. Juicing at a terniic speed.
the police opened tiro on the fleeing
quartet attempting to hit the tires.
Dashing around a curve, the bandits
car crashed into a wall. Ross, who had
lieen struck by a police bullet and was
standing on tho running .bonrd, was
pitched to tho ground. Tho trio leap
ed out of the car and disappeared in
"For God's sake, let mo die in
penco," Ross pleaded when urged to
give an ante-mortem statement. "I got
what was coming to me. I was foolish.
but I won't squeal on the rest of the
Ross died today without revealing
tno names or his companions.
DOCTOR. IS INDICTED.
Portland, Or., Nov. 24 Alleged to
have performed an illegal operation on
Miss Anna Anderson, who died in his
office several weeks ago Dr. A. A. Aus
plund is charged with manslaughter in
a grand jury indictment.
The entente powers want China to
join their alliance, but China's experi
ence should tench her to bewaro of
. FEAR BOMB PLOT
Washington, Nov. 24 Fully
armed guards are pn trolling
public buildings, especially the
White House, state, war ami
navy buildings. All persons
currying parcels or who look
suspicious nre stopped before
they enter, It in reported that
the government has been warned
of plots to destroy the build
ings. "The man who gives tho enemy In
formation goes by an ugly name," he
said significantly, "and this applies as
much to tho man giving information
to the enniy through a speech in the
house of lords."
Apropos of IlibblcK.tnlo's and fit. Da
vid ' speeches, he suggested the censor
ship on tho house of lords.
Tho conscription threat eninp In an
announcement that there must be a big
increase. in enlistments in the next
threo weeks if this strong measure is to
Tho "lie" implication, and the
"spy", and the "traitor" suggestion
i caused a wild sensation; ami it is be
It Is Believed Now That Trial
Will Result In Naval
TO FIX BOY-ED'S GUILT
Defense Offers To Admit Ger
man Government Spent
Washington, Nov. 24. The govern
ment net tightened today on Austro-
German officials involved in conspir
acy charges. Activities of Naval At
tache Hoy-od of tho Ucrman embassy,
as revealed in tho trial of Hamburg
American line officials at Now York
for alleged customs violations in sup
plying Gfrmnn commerce raidlers,
were only the first sensational disclos
ures. Others are destined to follow, ac
cording to government authorities.
While Boy-ed 's immediate recall will
not. be asked, officials hinted that his
withdrawal will' bo the ultimate out
come of tho case, especially as he has
been mentioned In connection with oth
er activities embarrassing to the ad
ministration and to American institu
tions. Meantime, the government is await
ing the conclusion of other investiga
tions involving Military Attache Von
Pnpen, Austrian Consul Genoral Nuber,
of New York, and others.
'Testimony indicating that Boy-ed
spent three quarters of ft million dol
lars through a "dummy" in his ef
fort to supulv the Gorman Ben raidors
wns said to i l only a hint of future
Tho government, it is known, is de
termined to hult for all time the activ
ities of German agents in this country,
which have aimed at crippling allied
munitions shipments and otherwise em
barrassing the neutrality of the United
New York, Nov. 24. The defense
having refused to concede the partiei
nation of Naval Attache Boy-ed of the
German embassy in tho alleged customs
violations of tine Hamburg-American
line officiuls, the government promised
today, to corroborate the story told by
Gustave B. Kutenkampff.
Kutenkampff 'a story claimed that
Boy-ed wns the director of a plan for
(Continued oa Page Three.)
Refugees From Sonora Be'
lieve Rebel Leader Will
Yet Be Victorious
Nognlcs, Ariz., Nov. 24. General
Francisco Villa is not nt tho end of his
tether, bv any means, according to Am
ericans wjio renched this city todny
from Honorn. They declare tho rebel
chiel'tuin is playing a deep gumo. He
intends, they assert, to lure General
Obregon and his Cnrraiiitistns into the
open in front of Nognles and "whale
the tar out of them," as one of them
"Watch out for something to drop
around Nognlcs," was their advice.
Ono American, who has livcu many
rears on the border, said Villa was
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forced to nnanuon nis anocit uh akuui
Priota because he refused to believe:
up to the last minuto, thnt America
hnd recognized Carran.a and permit-
ted Curfriui7.ii reinforcements to Agua
Prieta over United States soil.
At the present moment, It Is said,
Villa has plenty of munitions, many
cannon und hundreds of expert artiller
ists and the best trained body of horses
and foot fighting men in Mexico. His
apparent desporution, and his plen of
famine und no munitions, are declared
to be merely "stalls."
night and Thurs
day fair, collier
east portion to
rain west por
tion! south to
To ii O W"l
WAR NEWS Or ONE
YEAR AGO TODAY
Germany's request for an
armistice in the Argonnes was
refused, England threatened
further steps to protect her in
terests if the U. S. didn't curb
Ecuador's and Colombia's wire
less stations' activities ia con
nection with the Germans.
Navy Department Takes
-Steps To Protect Amer
icans From Indians
Washington, Nov. 25. The navy de-
fiartment today ordered Admiral Wins
ow with his flagship the cruiser San
Diego to proceed to Topolobampo on
the west Mexican coast to protect Am
ericans and other foreigners threaten
ed by Yaqui Indians.
The Snn Diego, now lying off the
San Francisco exposition at San Fran
cisco, carries 275 marines and these are
empowered to land, if necessary to pro
tect Americans. Winslow is invested
with discretionary authority to act as
ne sees nt arter arrival, under tne
department's orders. Winslow should
arrive at Topolobampo in six days.
The cruisers Annnpolis, Knleign and
Now Orleans are already in that vicin
ity, but Carry only a small comple
ment ol marines.
Orders for the San Diego soiling fol
lowed vigorous pleas of mcricaa col
onists to Congressman Mann, who vis
ited Secretary of State Lansing and
Secretary of the Navy Daniels about
the situation. Thus far no American
lives have been lost, as far as is known
though property raids have been re
ported. Pressure On President
To Call Conference
. To Discuss Peace Terms
Now York, Nov. 24. New pressure
will be brought on President Wilson
Friday to call a conference of neutrnl
nations to frame peace proposals.
Mme. Rosika Schwimmer, Hungarian
peace advocate, who has previously
seen tho president, will accompany
Henry Ford and Mrs. Philip Hnowden,
wife of a British parliament member,
to the White House to present resolu
tions adopted by the recent women's
pence congress at The Hague and ask
for the calling of the conference.
"The time is now ripe," said Mme.
Schwimmer today, "for neutral nations
to end the war. We women peace lend
ers have information though it is unof
ficial that both sides aro ready to stop
The pence advocates, however, have
no definite terms to suggest.
"Once we get the machinery for
peace going tho terms will develop au
tomatically," she concluded,
Tord Charters Ship.
Now York, Nov. 24. Heury Ford an
nounced todny ho had chartered the
liner Oscar II as a peace ship to carry
from Now York, December 4, the Amer
ican delegates to a peace conference in
Ford admitted that plans for thecon
ferenc.e are vory indefinite, the session
ho believes, will nttrnct support frcii
pence advocates in other neutral na
tions. "I havo chartered the Oscar to call
into life a neutral nations' confer
ence," Ford said, "How to accomplish
this 1 will announce Inter, wo aro
going -to sec if we can do any good.
Wo hope to get tho men out of trenches
"I hope wo will have tho support of
every mother in the world in this great
effort to stop the war, crush militarism
and wipo out forever the tulk of mili
Whilo the Oscar is a 10,000 ton ves
sel, capable of currying 200 passengers,
Ford admitted that possibly only a tew
delegates will go. Any reluctance of
i tmni.u ml vrw ti,a tintufluAI. will iwif dflt.
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or Ford in his mission,
Some authorities raised tho question
of whether such a conference, branded
with Ford's leadership, would be uc-
ceptablo to Kiiglnnd even if it were oth
orwiso successful. I Ins view arose
from tho fact that Knglish papers hnvc
recently refused to accent Ford ads on
the ground that ho was inimical to the
recent allied loan,
Ford recently urged the president to
cnll a penco conference, and will go
(hero again Friday to follow up this
request. Tim president has indicated he
would bo willing to make a peace move,
only when there wero indications thnt
the time is ripe without offending any
of the belligerents.
Whether he received any encourage
ment for his expedition in his visit to
the president is not known.
CARNEGIE IS POOR
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 2t.
Andrew Carnegie has given
away the bulk of his tliHVMO,
(100 and is now a "man of
moderate fortune", President
Pritchett of the Carnegie
Foundation snid today,
BY ITALY, AUSTRIA SAYS
Vienna Reports Are To Effect That Losses of Opponents la
Killed, Wounded and Capttsred Have Been Very Heavy
-Admit Goritz Badly Damaged By Italian Artillery
Rome Declares Austrians Have Asked Germany To
Send Reinforcements To Isonzo Front-Capture 1000
. Austrians - . '
Vienna, Nov. 24 Half a million
Italians have been slaughtered or
wounded along the Austro-Italian bat
tle lino to date, tne war ottice claimed
Denying Italian claims of successes,
the offical announcement declared that
evervwhere on the Isonzo, "our front
is victoriously maintained."
Just a half year has passed since
the two armies crashed.
'Since tho beginning of the south
western fighting," said the war office,
' ' the enemy nevor once has succeeded
in approaching the objectives which he
hoped to nttuin in his firBt rush."
"Great fighting," for the Goritr.
bridgehead continues with undiminish
ed violence nud with sanguinary loss
es to the enemy.
While the Austrian lossos between
Thursday and Sunday woro 20 killed,
HO wounded, the Itulian sholls, it was
admitted, piled many buildings nuo
ruins. Forty six, wero entiroly wrecked
tho war office admitted, while 2T8
were severely dnmaged and 000 wore
Hundreds of heavy bombs are "still
being hurled into the city by the Ital
ians in their desperate onoris 10 cup-
Allied Operations In Balkans
Are Still of Uncertain
By J. W. T. Mason.
(Written for the United Press.)
Now York, Nov. 24. Uncertainty and
confusion continue to dominate the al
lies' nnlicv in the Balkans. They have
not attained thus far a concerted effort
and it is, moreover, apparent thnt di
vergent views prevail among tho allied
statesmen as to what course should be
flrent Hrltnln's retraction of the
Greek blockade order is Btrong evidence
that serious divisions of opinion oxist
among tho allies, and thnt counsol for
milder urgings to influence Greece s
course finally prevailed.
Further, It is known thnt General
Joffre, of Franco, and the liritish staff,
did not agree over militury procedure
in tho Iinlkans, long the grnvoyard of
military reputations. Joffre urged that
Kalonik'n, the Grecian port, be tho base
for the allies' operations in tho aid of
distressed Serbia. On the other hand,
the Hritish advocated establishing tho
baso elsewhere, presumably on tho Bul
garian or Turkish const, In the subse
quent discussions, the victory went to
Knri Kitchener's wanderings in tho
southeast have not served to clarify the
situation, if tho result oi two num..
vlhini it must bo
that reaching Constantinople by the
wnv of Giillipoll peninsula is perhaps
TRAIN IS WRECKED.
-ii it,- Mnnt.. Nov. 21. The North-
. .,.ifie train No. 2, Const Limited,
was derailed and wrecked In tho west
end of the local yards today Two per
..nis were badly injured ami traffic
wns tied up for fivo hours.
Seattle, Wash., .Nov. 24. Hermann
llenxe.', the nutliiir of a book he called
"Christianity," Is dead hero today by
his own hand. Ho methodically plan
ned his suicide as a means of bringing
attention to his ns yet unpublished
Wednesday the Sentllii newspapers
received letters from llensee.
He explained that he Intended to end
his li IV. lie hnd deposited, ho said, In
the vaults of tho Peoples' Savings
llnnk triplicate cobles of his maun
script, which the chief of police wns
directed to deliver to each Scaltlo daily
Temporary repulse of the Austrians
on the Sobordo plateau between Monta
San Michele and San Martino was ad
mitted, but the . official statement
claimed that Hungarian and Carinthi
an forces in a night attack swept tho
Italians back and regained possession
of the line. Heavy losses were inflict
ed on the enemy around Podgora, while
the Austrians at Povna and Oslnvia
Austrians Want Help.
Tho Austrian war council haB dociJ
ed to ask Germany to reinforce the Is
onzo battle front, according to inform
ation reaching here todav. Austrian
evacuation of Rovereto and Mori were
1000 Austrians Captured.
Geneva, Nov. 24. Ono thousand
Austrians were reported made prison
erg when tho Italians stormed two
forts dofendin- the Podenora bridge on
Isonzo lino. Two othor fortB crumbled
before the Itulian artillery, and still
tho bombardment continues. Both sides
have sustained heuvy losses though tha
Austrians nro loss because they are on
1 tho defensive
STATE CLAIM AGENT
John F. Gillies, Suspended for
Graft, May Implicate
: Many Others
Olympin, Wnsh., Nov. 24. John P.
Gillies, suspended claim agent of the
state industrial insurance commission,
is tho central figure today in the 15,
000 graft investigation. Gillies was re
moved from office Monday after it had
boon discovered that huge sums had
been looted from the department by
moans of false accident claims and
Gillies is declaring that he is pre
pared to make disclosures concerning
certnin state officials whih will prove
ono of the biggest sensations In th
stato's history. Ho adds to this story
that last Friday night prior to tho pub
lie disclosures of the frnuds, an attempt
was mado to kidnap him,
Ho declares he and A, Is. hrnst,
member of the commission, formerly
woro partners in British Columbia
mines. He also says he has from tlma
to timo loaned money to the commis
sioners. Concerning the kidnaping Gillies sny
thnt as ho was walking homo Friday
night an automobile overtook him. Ai
man asked him if ho wanted to find
certain one armed man supposed to
have taken pnrt in a graft scheme.
Gillies said ho did, and got into tho
automobile. Ho was driven to a housa
In the country where he was confronted
by a third man who pulled a gun and
told Gillies that if he did not have tha
Investigation stopped he would ba
killed. Gillies does not explain how ho
E-fiCUTluN OF SCHMIDT.
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 21. Tho cour
of appeals set the week of January 19
for the execution of Huns SchiulJt,
unfrocked prionst, who killed al
sweothenrt, Anna Aumuller.
At 0 o'clock last night Honseo blew
out his brains with a revolver at
Occidental avenue and Washington
street, In tho presence of crowds of
Ills letter Is dated Glendale, Wash
ington, November 1H. With it la an
Introductory review of his book in
which ha states ho began the work in
"I have done nil I can," his letter
closes, "and leave this world confident
that nil of von to whom has fallen Gil
sacred duty will fulfill It to the best
of your nblUy."