Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, January 13, 1916, Image 1

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United Press Correspondent
Ackennan Gives Authorized
. . Statement
Report From Rome Says Italy
Will Aid Montenegrin
By Carl W. Ackerman.
Berlin, dun. 13. The XTiiitod Press is
officially authorized to deny rumors
that the kaiser is seriously ill." His ill
ness has never been serious, officials de
clare. It was neoessnry for him to re
innin indoors nt the imperial palace on
ly a few days. He is now improved to
such nn extent that he is conferring
daily with members of the general
The above exclusive report obtained
by the United Tress Berlin correspond-
out is tho first official word regarding
the kaiser's condition sin.ee the first
bulletin of several weeks ago saying
mat tno Kaiser was Buttering from
"cellular inflammation" and unable
ti visit the western front.
It is the first direct Berlin report
since then to pass tho censor. Other
utories, originating outside of Germany,
persisted in claiming that tho kaiser
was dying.
Italy Will Send Troops.
Rome, Jan. 13.' Italian soldiers may
1)0 ordered to relieve the hard pressed
Montenegrins within two days, in mi
effort to save Cettiiije from almost cer
tain capture bytho Austrians,
The subject, it is believed, was con
sidered today in tt conference to which
King Victor Kinmanuel summoned mili
tary chiefs nnd cabinet officers. It is
inown that Montenegrin affairs were
Tho Montenegrin crown prince and
bis wife reached Fomo from Cettinje
just before King Kinmanuel arrived
from tho front after an eight monhs'
Absence from Rome. Tho prince visited
J'oroign Minister Sonnino nnd then
King Victor Emmanuel nnd presented
the appeal to tho Montenegrin king
Nicholas, for help,
It is rumored that Queen Helena,
'daughter of King Nicholas, participated
in tho conferenco and that this may
cause n startling chnngo in Balkan af
fairs. It was reported that she tele
graphed tho king alarming reports con
cerning tho Austrian invasion of Mon
tenegro which resulted in bringing him
Homo from Ins own battle lines.
Allies Land at Solonika.
iiondon, Jan. ;). lho nines who
viilhdrew from the Gallipot! peninsula
completely, nre landing nt hnlonika. nc
wording to Sofia dispatches today. Tu
Bulgarians estimate that 223,000 nllied
troops arc now in Greece and that over
BOO.000 will be concentrated between
.Salonika nnd the Greek border before
ue end of another week. Sofia mes
ages fniled to confirm the Athens re
port that tho Itulgars nro bombarding
1ho lines near the frontier preliminary
to nn attack on Salonika. .Moreover.
tlio war office does not confirm this
Miners Will Not Strike.
London, Jan. 13. The South Wales
National Federation of Miners voted to
dav to postpone action on their pro
posed striko against conscription until
the bill providing this system is passeu
lMstrict reports showed overwhelming
majorities agninat compulsory service.
The bill passed to second rcadlug
last night, 431 to 34 and later passed
without division upon rrcmier AS'
qijith'i suggestion.
Greece rile Protest.
Alliens, Jan., 13. Greece today ad
dressed a Drotest to the allies ngninst
their occupation of the Grecian island
' . Aeroplaue shot Down,
T1...I:,, I,., wlr.il.ua In UnrvHIit. T. T.
Jan. l.'l.-Four K.nglish jeroplanes were
b t .lnvi-n VMtir,lar. .f.nrilinir in the
vnr office statement today nnnouaciog
r.'puise or ine iiiuisn nnrinpant vi nr
Mcnticres an.i the IFreneh la the Cham
1 ngnc. Six F.nrflish airmen were killed
mi.. I IvA -minilrtil
Germ.in patrols ejected the Hussians
fmni advanced trenches nt many
joints between Olwuanko and Beresf-
na, ... -
German Are Strong.
Berlin, Jan. 13. Giving assurances
Mercury Below Zero Reported
Over All Middle Western
West of Rockies Also Snow
and Cold Is General
Chicago, Jan. 13. Below zero weath
er gripped the country today from the
Kocky Mmmt.iin8 to tho Great Lakes
and beyond. From nil points came re
ports of tho lowest January tempera
tures in years.
Trains crept in hero from six to 12
hours late, due to storms.
The weather prophets held out no
hope for relief before Saturday in the
cold belt, nnd while tho thermometer
hero was six below Inst night, they
forecasted th.it it might go ns low as
IS below tonight. '
Kansas felt the bito of n winter
storm, tho worst in several years, with
tho mercury down below tho zero
point. Nebraska, too, had similar con
ditions, while in South Iakotu, the
thermometer mercury nearly got lost
in registering low figures.
West of tho Kockios, a cold snap
in some parts mado the middle west
cold wive seem like summer weather.
In Montana, 35 below zero was hailed
as renl warm (comparatively speak-
.From Canada came reports of OS be
Tho storm and cold weather played
havoc with telephone nnd telegriip.i
servieo ns well as with tram sched
ules. A seoro of trains were stalled
in Iowa.
Dumngo to stock was feared in many
sections, while fruit growers anticipat
ed the extreme cold would be particu
larly detrimental to their trees.
Snow Blan'ie in Portland.
Portland, Ore.. Jan. 13. The biggest
snowlali since '931 That s what old
timers exclaimed to one another ns
they shoveled oft1 thoir walks this
Tweiity-ronr hours, almost to the
minute, tho snow fell without cessa
tion, driven most of tho time bv a 20
to 30 milo gnlo. Tho coldest wenth
er for seven ye.irs yesterday had mod
ernted today, and tho weatherman said
tlio mercury would continue to crawl
upwn rds.
Ion inches of snow covers the
"round in l'ortlnnd. and in idaces out
side tiie city, it reached n depth of
more than n foot. The wind struck the
suburbs viciously, piling lip drifts five
teet deep in many places.
Tr.iffic on the upper Columbia river
is practically paralyzed because of
tionting ice.
Not Very Warm, Either.
Great Falls. Mont.. Jan. 13 Thirty
five degrees below zero stunds as tiie
record todny not tho coldest but the
wnrmoffc spot in northern Moimma.
This was .t Great Falls.
Malta reported fiS below zero nnd
Ulnsgow !ili below.
At Omaha it was 23 below this morn
ing and nt Topekn 20 below, while in
northern iScurnskn it was 32 below.
In Kansas, there -was. considerable
traffic demoralization, nnd the roaJs
refused, because of tiie blockade, to
accept, perisitRuie ireignr.
that Gormany is strong enough econ
omically ana financially to witnstand
nuieu pressure, t hane.ellor llethmnnn
liollweg today reiterated in the reich-
stag that the allies alone were resnon
sible for the war and lor its continu
He indicated that measures for con
stitutional and suffrage reform would
ue welcome.
Berlin, by wireless to Rayville, L. T.,
Jan. 13.t Ilcrr Liebnecbt was today ex
pelled from the socialist party "for
continuous gross infractions against the
pnrty discipline." Tho caucus vote
was 00 to 25.
socialists in the reichstag and one of
Ilia most prominent members of the
party in Germany . for a number of
Kv Crl W. ArJremuui.
Berlin, bv wireles to fiayvllle, L. I.,
Jan. 1.1. Kaiser Wilhelm today at-
tin.lp.l tlm nnAnintf sefliilAn af thJt Pmc
sian Land tag. He apparently wi muoh
improved from hij illness.
to;&S itrir . .
Looking west from bridge on Wilson street. East Youngstown. as sirike riot was dyiruiJown.
This picture was taken in Fast Toungstown, Ohio, Saturday morning, while tho steel strike riot, which Inid an
i.,i,,f T,of t tin. i.itv in uahes. wHa still iii nroirruss. Crowds of rioters were seen in tho streets. Ruins of busi
ness buildings nro seen scattered about.
fighting started. The strike has been
"WhiskerB," nn Airedale
terrier, belonging to Manager
Watson of the Cusi mine, was
faithful to his master evea
unto death. , .
' Rescuers found him prowling
in a pitch, whitn in tho moon
light ne nr the: heap of Amer
ican bodies, that tho Mexican
marauders had pilod tip. Out
in tho patch of whito lay tho
grnesomo head of "Whisk
ers' " master blown off with
Mexican soft nosed bullets.
Tho rescuo party had d'f-
ficulty in identifying the head,
but later when they learned
that Whiskers was Watson s
dog they were certain from his
whining solicitude that the
head was that of tho murdered
mine mm. Several other vic
tims' faces were partly shot
off; ono bodv was literally
filled with lead; and the feat
ures of all wero horribly dis
figured by tlio shots nt close
Tho father of Maurice And
erson was a member of the res
cuo party. Others ahead of him
found tho torn .nd shattered
body of young Anderson atop
tho heap of dead. On a pre
tense, tho party tried to send
the elder Anderson nwny.
"I know,'., km id the father
calmly. "You've found my
ilo chokod back a sob, but he
refused to leave, and instead
helped to carry tho boy's body
to the funeral cir.
At Cliihuniiua, all the bodies
wero placed in rough wooden
boxes, each tngegd with a slip
of paper bearing tho iiamo of
the victim inside.
Bishop Sumner, who told Chicago
that Vortland is "a good city but not
especially a religious city", probably
hud in mind what the good book says:
"He that dooth rightoousness is right
eous". Abe Martin
Tell BinMey asked Xf rs. Tilford
Moots what kind of a auto het uncle
bought, an' she said, "It's a Fob,
made in Detroit." Marriage reforms
some fellers an' othen try it two or
three times.
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This photo was taken from the north bridge at East Youngstown,
virtually settled by the accoptance of the company's offer of an i
Washington, Jan. 13 Congress was
asked today to clothe Trcsident Wil
son with authorities to intervene for
cibly in Mexico.
Senator James Hamilton Lewis of Il
linois, majority whip, introduced a
resolution thus to authorize the chief
executive to use n free hand with tho
army and navy forces, to tho oxtont
that they nro now used in policing
Nicaragua and Haitil'He proposed, too,
that this power be given so that, in
case of necessity America might punish
violation of United States rights and
protect United States property.
This move, the direct outgrowth of
tho bloody slaughter of 18 Americans
at Snnta' Ysabel, it was followod by a
speech, however, In which the Illinois
legislator defended tho administra
tion's policy of patient watchful wait
ing. On the other Bide of tho capital,
there were fiery words from Kopresen
tutivo Slnyden," Texan, anont tho Mex
ican situation.
l'rcsidont Wilson, however, refused
to bo swerved for the present from his
Mexican policy, lie uphold his premier
in the latter 's announcement that tnc
Snnta Isabel victims went into Mexico
in tlio face of a warning that they
would do so at their own peril.
From Mexicna Ambassador Elisco
Arrcdondo came word to Secretary
Lansing deploring tho nssnssinations,
pledging action to revenge thorn, and
to protect Americans in tho future.
The Lewis resolution read:
Resolved, by the senate, the house
concurring, that the president be anil
hereby is authorized and empowered to
order tiie army and nnvy or any neces
sary pnrt thereof to Mexico, and there
cooperate with any forco existing,
which to the president shall seem ap
propriate, for the object of protecting
American citizens, the property of the
United States and to punish those vio
lating the securities of its citizens;
and to authorise l lie president to use
tho military and naval forces of the
United Stntes in Mexico to the same
extent as is now by law permitted to
the navy in Nicaragua and Haiti for
the protection of American rights."
l.uder the resolution, intervention in
Mexico could be complete. Tho senator
did not iudicute whether 1'resident
Wilson had requested him to introduce
this measure, but, at any rate it caused
the widest speculation or any move
since the massacre occurred.
Administration officials, in sym
pathy with the Wilson Mexican policy
ueld that, in the following mesago from
Arrcdondo, there was the prospect of
a satisfactory solution of the Mexi
can proniems without the drastic step
of intervention.
"I have the honor to acknowledge
receipt of your eicollency'i noto re
grading the murder of 10 Amorican
gvntlrmen near Chihuahua and of tho
situation In the state of Duraugo. Your
excellency may feel assured that my
government aud myself deeply deplore
the dastardly action of 'the Villa
forces, that efficient action will be
taken to bring tho murderers to justice
aud that niy government will also take
the necessary, steps , to remedy the sit
uation In Durahgo. - This latter hat al
ready been brought to the attention ot
Mr. Carranza, and while I feel certnin
that he will omit no effort to bring the
murderers to justice ot his own initia
tive, I have communicated with him
en the subject,..'
where the
ncrease in
;That the temper of tho houso is sym
pathetic with those who attack, the
massacre and suggest forceful actioa
to safeguard American rights was evi
denced from heavy applauso with
whic Representative Slnyden 'a speech
was greeted.
in l'iory fashion, ho announced that
his patience is exhausted in the Mex
ican situation, and that he felt con
strained now to discuss it from the
"I have been silent even when I
thought that a serious mistake was be
ing mado in leaving tho whole matter
iu tho hnnds of the president and the
socrctary of state," he shouted. "Am
ericans hnvo been murdered singly aud
in squads, and Mexicans hnve even in
vaded our territory under military
command and have lulled nnd stolen.
"Tho border peoplo do not want war
with Mexico, but they vlo want security
for their Uvcb nnd property."
In response to the senato resolu
tion passed last wock, asking the presi
dent to give congress full facts in the
Mexican situation, particularly tho cir
cumstances surrounding recognition oi
Carranza, tho state department has re
cided to present its information nt any
early date. Tlio department has prac
tically decided upon the form that the
messages will take. The first draft
thereof is very long, but it may be
completed within u week, nnd then
President Wilson is expected to have
the last say as to its final form.
I'iueon holding will probably be the
fate of tho resolutiou Representative
Dyer of Missouri, introduced yester
day, nskinir President Wilson whether
watchful wiiiting ought not now to be
ronlaccd by armed intervention. Dyer
himself does not intend to press the
In tho- matter of the Lewis resolu
lion, tho senator himself requested that,
it lio on tho tablo temporarily. Wheth
er later ho will seek committeo netion
and subsenunet congressional action
was not indicated.
Representative Moss of Indains, in
troduced a resolution authorihing the
president to send troops to punish the
murderers nnd to use tho navy in ob
taining assurances of protection for
Step Are Satisfactory.
Washington. Jim. LI. Hteps so fur
taken by Oenerul Carranza for punish
ment of murderers in tho Honta Vtabel
raid on Americans, and for protection
(Continued on I'aga Eight.)
Oreaoni To
tilth t and Fri
day unsettled,
Probably snow
west: snow east
(i oor a1
At Early Dawn Eighteen American Victims of Mexican
Murderers Are Brought to El Paso, Where Feeling
. Runs High-Mexican Employe of Mining Company Tells
Story of Brutal, Cold-Blooded Killing hy Villista Troops
-Unarmed Men Given No Chance For Life-American
Consul Mobbed by Angry Crowds
Revised List of Mexico Massacre Victims
Official claims today were that all the 18
victims of the massacre at Santa Ysabel Monday
were Americans. '
The revised, correct list follows:
C. R. Watson, E. L. Robinson, R..P. McHatton,
George Newman, Thomas Anderson, Tom Johnson, -
all of El Paso; R. H. Simmons, Danville, Iowa;
Alex Hall, Douglas, Ariz.; Charles A. Pringle, San
Francisco; William Wallace, Tombstone, Ariz.; II.
C. Hase of Rolla, Mo., and Kansas- City, Mo.; J. P.
Coy, Los Angeles; J. W. Woon, Houston; W. D.
Pearce, San Francisco (worked for Union Iron
Works, but family resides in Los Angeles) ; Maurice
Anderson, El Paso' Avery Couch, Texas; M. B.
Romero, Las Vegas, N. M.; Charles Wadleigh,
Bisbee, Ariz.
El Paso, Texas, Jan. 13. Carrying its death cargo of
18 plain black Mexican caskets, the funeral special on the
Mexican Northwestern railroad, arrived here today with
the eighteen American victims of Monday's Santa Ysabel
massacre. It had pulled into Juarez under the cover of
early morning darkness, and then at dawn puffed across
the river into the old Santa Fe station here.
A silent crowd of several hundred friends and rela
tives of the victims of the gruesome bandit holdup were
gathered in the station. Sorrowfully they watched the
transfer of the corpses to auto trucks piled two and
three high they were covered with a tarpaulin and drag
ged away to the morgue. 1 , -
With the arrival of the bodies, there came the full
shock of the tragedy. Gruesome stories of the massacre
were told by a Mexican witness of it, and by American
members of the rescue party who accompanied the bodies
to the border. . - , ,
These said that American friends of the murdered
men risked their own lives when they boldly rode into the
view of the marauders, and recovered the bodies. The
bandits still lurked in the vicinity of their ghastly execu
tions, as the half dozen bold American rescuers, armed,
tenderly picked up the blood soaked nude bodies and
placed them aboard the rescue special. , .
Soft nosed bullets had been used when the Mexicans
gave the Americans the "mercy shot." These tore great,
ragged holes in the men's heads, and shot a-way the skulls
of three of the party, leaving their brains oozing on the
ErEach body had been riddled with from two to five
shots and American blood soaked the dirt and cinders
along the railroad tracks.
Americans in the rescue party wero
escorted bv a small detachment of
I'liiratiiilns, who lisitled on stopping
I he ! i cial every few miles nnd recoil-
iinitoing for tno iiumlils. wncn me
scene of inn massaero win r "-'.
monnUd Villista forces stood gimrj
less than a half mile away, but tho
unmounted (Jarranzlstas mado no At
tempt to pursno the suspected men.
As soon as tho bodies were loaded
Into n box ear aboard tho train, it was
bi.cked into Chihuahua City, where
h. uihfile tinnulncn turned out to 'tare
st tie bloody results of tho VUbsU
V her. tho death train pulled into Ju
ares noss the border dt was met by a
committee of HI 1'sso officials, citizens
nnd Ccneral (ifibrlul (lavlra, Cnrran
iilstii cr.mmundant. A troop of Mexi
can cuvnlry standing at attention, dip
pet! their guidons in salute.
Story of a Eyewitness.
Jouc Maria Banchez, a' Mexican min
er employed by the murdered Amer
icans, was an eye witness of the mas
:ure. Ueturninir with the funeral spe
cial, he told a araphle story of tho
'"'We were in two coaches," he nld
"One was occupied by the Americans,
and the other Dp W or us .Mexican enr-
p'oyes. .
"No aooner hod the train been,
brought to a standstill by the wrelc
ot a troop train ahead, caused by the,
bandits, than they began to boird ttio
coaches. They swarmed into our ear.
and poked Mausers into our sides, anil .
ti.ld ua to throw up our hands or they'd,
kill us. v ' '
"Then they rifled our pockets, too;
our blaakots and baggage, and va
our lunches. ' ,
"Then Colonel Pablo Lope, in
chargo of the looting in our ear, said; ,
'If you want to see some fua, jus ,
watch us kill these gringoes.' After- ,
ward he shouted to his followers, 'com ,
on, hojys.' "
''Tbey ran out of our coach orymjr .
'viva Villa' and 'death to the grin-,
gooa. Then I heard a volley of nfh
shots and looked out of the window.
"Manager Watson was running to
ward the Ha'nta Vsnbol river a short
distance nway. Four other Americana (
were running in other direotiomH, with
the Villistaa shooting-at them, - Boin
of the soldiers dropped to their
to get a hotter aim. " ' " '
rfWatoii fell after running about ft .
hundred yards. Ho got up limping but
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