Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, July 27, 1916, Image 1

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Fifteen Miles Away Monday, Tuesday Take Town-Turks
Nearest Base of Supplies Now at Sivas, 130 Miles West
-Rains and Mud Hamper Movements in Galicia But
Slavs Press On-British Digging In to Hold Gains Causes
Lull On Western Front
Petrograd, July 27. Heavy rains are impeding the
pxogress of the Russian drive into Northern Galicia. The
Styr, Stochod and Lipa rivers are swollen over their
banks and the sticky marshes hedging the Stochod in
particular have been rendered even more impossible.
Russian forces are battling against the elements as well
as against the Teutons, but notwithstanding are steadily
forcing onward. Brody is harrassed on two sides by a
Russian battering ram which is gradually crushing the
resistance of the Austrians.
On the extreme north General. Kurop.tkin's forces are
successfully repulsing furious assaults by General Von
Hindenburg, inflicting heavy losses on the Teutonic
Petrograd is expecting
Caucasus under the Grand Duke Nicholas. Rate of!
..progress of this force against the. Turks has been ex- j
tremeiy rapid, un luonaav
grand duke at a point 15 miles distant from Erzingan. On
Tuesday the war office announced capture of the town.
Since Erzingan's capture deprives the Turks of any
base nearer than Sivas, 10 miles further west, a rapid re-
tivPtnenr. npnvlv tn this nmnr rvmv hp evnonrorl
tirement nearly to this point
Capture of a large quantity of war material by the
'Grand Duke Nicholas in his occupancy of the former
Turkish supply depot at Erzingan was announced today.
The war office statement did not detail the booty but an
nounced the Russian column was in pursuit of the re
treating Turks. On other fronts the war office an
nounced advances and repulses of attacks. At only one
point was a Russian attack stopped and this was where
a single company of Russian troops attacking the enemy
south of Lake Voltchino, encountered superior forces and
was driven back.
In the district of Lobuzy the battle
was confined to artillery engagements,
the statement asserted.' A small ene
my attack directed against Urochistch
and Bcreznome was repulsed.
"Along the river Sloniowki, ' ' the
statement continued, "fights are pro
ceeding for possessioa of the cross
ings. We advanced at some points.
Ian battle on Tuesday we took 8,.".7S
prisoners, five guns and 22 machine
our forces are pursuing the re
treating Turks from Erzingan where
wo captured a depot of war material."
British Are Digging In
London, July 27 With the next
few days the British advanced lines
must withstand Germany's most pow
erful counter attacks since the stnrt
the aHied offensive. The liewlv
won -"sitions out of Pozieres from
which the Ten Inns were forced out will
be the point of attack.
This was the opinion of militnrv ob
servers here today. Tl.iy pointed out
that the flormans have admittedly
transferred large reserve forces o this
salient from Verdun. Knowledge of
mi ihci mane me nritisli success re
ported vesterd.iy bv (ii.i, Ilaig al! ttie
more satisfactory, but it likewise enve
notice tj military experts hers that the
While eiittin' a magazine in a ham-
mock yisterday Jfiss Tawney Apple
severed an artery in her aone. Iler
nudher, who wm irouin' in th' cellar,
escaped uninjured. Publishin' cam-
pnign contributions after an election is
jist like lockin' th blacksmith's shop
after a country bank has been robbed,
further gains by the army of
trie omciai reports Dlaced tne
may be expected.
Germans, feeling the menace in the
British encircling movement, from Po
zieres westward and eastward from
Hill 14U.80utli of Thiepval, would at
tempt its checking with every source
of men and guns at their command.
In their positions al Pozieres, the
British are only a trifle over six miles
from Bapaume, the immediate object
ive of their drive. At one point at
least they have penetrated t-ie third
line of the German front. If they can
press the intervening six miles to Ha
pauine a German retirement along a
front of 15 or 20 miles is almost inev
itable From Pozieres on ti Bapaume
the country is nearly flat, with none
of the ridges which ' dot ihe territory
just south of Thiepval, except one
Knott. Hiiow-i ns Hill lliO. None of the
official statements shed nnv liuht. on!
whether this position, lying nort.iwest
of Pozieres, is traversed by the two
strong trenches which Haig reported i
(Continued oa ?aga Three.)
Oklahomans Bad Medicine;
1000 of Them Held in Camp
Because One
By William O. Shepherd.
(Tinted Press staff correspondent.)
San Benito, Texas, July 27. Colonel
B. L. Bullurd, of the Twenty-sixth
Tnited States infantry, grizzled and
grim, sat with his feet on the side
board of his tent in the center of a 50
mile square stretch of territory which
he commands, and while orderlies came
and went he kept his eyes on the camp
of the First Oklahoma militia, across
tne road.
Colonel BuUard's teat has not always
been across the road from the Okla
homans. It used to be eomewhere else.
But Billiard had it moved for the single
purpose of keeping his eye on the Ok
lahomans. Watching Mexicans in the
San Benito district, which is the mus
siest and the rainiest district on the
border, with his seasoned troops of reg
ulars, has been Colonel BuUard's job
I for nearly three years, but watching
Oklahomans will occupy his attention
lor the next two or three weeks. . ken's attempt to keep his measles a sc
I He has imprisoned a thousand Ok-'cret
lahomans in their pasture camp and his
job is to aee that they stay imprisoned.
Colonel Bullard'a trouble began brew-
ing without the colonel knowing it,
nearly thousand miles away from here
in Oklahoma City about a week ago,
when Lawrence Attken, a street car
conductor, 23 year old, and married
American Note Sent Today
Will Be Made Public
Next Monday
By Robert J. Bender.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, July 27. The American
note on the British blacklist was for
warded to London last night, Counsellor
Polk announced today.
At the same time it was made known
at the White House that President Wil
Bon was devoting the. day to work on
other state department matters.
The note sent to England will be giv
en out -for publication Monday morn
ing. The protest is divided into two parts.
In the first place this government will
insist on specific guarantees as to the
effect of the blacklist of American
firms. In the second, the whole ques
tion of the principle of such a boycott
will be entered into, tho United States
resisting Englind's contention of her
tight to establish it.
The specific guarantee is wanted im
mediately. The mutter o" the principle at siake
will bo tli:cshd out in the time it t-ikos
for locrsstiiy cMpiomutic exchanges.
The guarantees demanded are:
That blacklisted firms be allowed to
J!Iacta tt"d 'ollect
That there be no extension of the
Stated 7.". J'
, tries or the united stated.
That tho blacklisted firms be not pre
vailed 1 rum dealing with neutral
countries, particularly South Amer
ica. Mov-lp Vprv ftiiipf
Prices Somewhat Lower
New York, Julv 27. Tho New York
Evening Sun's finnneiul review today
Operations in today's stock market
were light in all part's of the list with
the general tendency of prices in tho di
rection of lower levels. The moro im
portant interests took ao part in the
speculation while there was no indica
tion of outsido participation, except to I
a slight extent in some of the high class
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issues in which investment buying was
At times in the afternoon trading
came almost to a standstill, even active
efforts by professionals against the
poorest variety of stocks failing to ex
cite any interest in the market. And
efforts to bring about stock rise in the
rails failed to create anything more
thau passing attention, although they
carried prices lower.
The small offerings of these issues
were quickly absorbed by representa
tives of big houses, especially in the
case of Reading and Union Pacific.
Steel common in the lute trading got
back to its closing of Wednesday.
El Tnso, Texas. July 27. As feet in
spector of the militia and regulars along
the Mexican border, Mnjor William W.
Keno, of the armv medical coris. lirnli.
ably will hang up a new record for see-
inv 'em. Hi. work ; ,,;, i.,..i
important one by armv officers. Keno
wil lexamino some 200,000 feet it was
estimated today, as there are about
100,000 I'nited Stnaes militia and
iius uiung me nuraer,
Has Measles
only to Tilde Sam with the militia cere
mony, got on a train and came to Tex
as with his stute's troops. He lind a
fever then aud when he took the ty
phoid fever serum he got some more
fever, but he (lid not complain.
As I.ieutennut K. Whitney, of Wewo.
ka, Okla., told me when 1 motored In
hot mud out along the Hio Grande to
witness Colonel BuUard's woes, the
"whole trouble was that Private Alt
ken was too good a soldier to com
plain." There are various kinds of "walk
ing" diseases, notably "walking ty
phoid" in which the patient walks
about his fellows In spite of illness. It
now develops that Private Attken, be
cause of his fortitiude, was suffering
from "walking measles."
There is a very general fear that
there are measles on the guns, measles
on the tents, measles on the eround. ami
(even measles on the flag in the First
'Oklahoma camp, owinir to Privit. Att
Truth is out. Attken lies in a huee
tent, cared for by a nurse and three
j surgeons. The whole regiment is ouar-
jautiued and confined to camp
i "Attken should have told " said-a
bunch of Oklahoma militiamen across
'the "dead lime " to a United Press
J reporter, '
George T. Lennon of Spokane
First, A. M. Anderson
Mukileto Second
Tomlinson of Baker City Only
Oregonian California 1,
Montana 2
Spokane, Wash., July 27. While a
great crowd blocked the uisles of the
American theatre and packed tho street
outside, 1,500 men and women were ap
portioned sections of the Colville In
dian reservation lauds today.
Winners will get the acreage at n low
price, iu lots of from 40 to 320 acre
Karly in the morning the throngs be-
- r
gun assembling. When the theatre was
tilled scores stood around the doors and
in the street until the thoroughfare was
choked and traffic turned nside.
The fire chief took charge, assisted
by a detail of policemen. On the stage
were four metal ctnis, each the size of
a barrel. Each was full to the brim
with names written on cards.
At 10 a. m. the contents of each bar
rel was dumped upon the floor und the
cards thoroughly shuffled with n shovel.
Then four little girls began picking out
cards at random.
As the names of the applicants were
handed to Mayor Fleming, who presid -
ed, he read them aloud. Excitement was
mteuse when, pie tirst names w;cre
"George T. Lennon, Spokane," rend
Fleming, as the first card was handed
to him. 1 .einum's friends cheered.
Fifty names were read in the first half
hour. The work will continue until nil
the land is apportioned. A. M. Ander-
I ".n- of Mcckillio. Wns1'- cond
i witiiini.
Officer Making Investigation
Reports He Had Right To
' Be with Mrs. Spannell
San Antonio, Texns, July 27. The
widow of l.ieut. Col. M. (', Butler slain
by Harry Spannell, hatel proprietor,
in Alpine last week, will receive a
IKMisiim. The official report of Col.
J. A. Gaston, commander in that dis
trict, clears Butler's name and assigns
unreasonable ienlousy as SpniiucH's
motive in shooting his wife and But
ler. According to the urmy code, the
fact that Butler .had a "moral right "
to be with .Mrs. Spannell shows he
died "in the line of duty," willed
must be proven if a soldier's widow is
entitled to a pension.
According to Gaston's report, Span
nell had an argument with Butler n
bout .Mrs. Spannell prior to the shoot
ing, after which Butler avoided Mrs.
Spun noli as much ns possible. Knrlicr
in the day of the shooting, Butler and
Spannell, with their wives, culled on
a mutual friend who was ill. Tpon re
turning to the Holland hotel, of which
.S ji n iiell is prjprietor, the two wom
en went o Butler 'a rooms. Mrs. Butler
left tne room for a moment and Span
nell, entering, upbraided his wife tor
being nlouo in Butler's room Mrs.
Butler returned, ending the argument.
This was suid by Gustun to have been
the immediate cause of the shooting.
Soon after Siiniiell took his wife ami
Butler for ail automobile ride and shot
them both. He gave himself up and
is now in the county jail nt Kl Pnso.
Washington, July 27. The action of
the senate iu providing foreign service
pay fur the regulars mid militiamen
will add just 4S.!,(t44 to the monthly
cost of keeping the present troos on
the border if the house ncecpts the sen
ate action. The estimate of the total
monthly cost of maintaining the bor
der army has been 4110,000,000,
Aid for Families.
Washington, July 27. Aid for de
pendent families of national guardsmen
and regulars on the Mexican border
not to exceed t'lO a month was ordered
by the senate this afternoon as an
amended bill.
Teacher Jimmy, what did Coperni
cus do for modern science!
Jimmy He discovered de solar flex
Hughes Consults New Mex
ican Senator Over Condi
tions On Border
New York, July 27. Charles E.
Hughes journeyed to hot and sultry
Now York from cool Bridgehampton
today to consult with Senator R. It.
Fall of New Mexico, who has recently
returned from the Mexican border
where he has been investigating con
ditions. Alter spending onu uour in confer
ence with Senator Fall, Hughes Mated
he had enjoyed "a pleasant .conversa
tion," aud would say nothing further
concerning the consultation. Senator
Fall refused to omment on the Mex
ican situation or to discuss his talk
with tho republican candidate.
(leorge Li. Lnckwoul, publisher of
the Muncie, ml.. Press, called on
..ugiies today to assure him that the
republicans: would carry Indiana.
Luck wood said the progressive party
in Indiana is dead.
Anion v other callers at lluirhes'
headquarters were Julius Uosenwnld
of the Sears Uooliuck company of Chi
cago; r. V. Kstabrook ot Chicago, and
Joseph Keating of Indiana.
I lie itinerary ot tho candidate s
western tour is still incomplete and
will not be announced for several days.
Hughes will return to Bridgehampton
this afternoon to continue work on his
iinin hi iii i j uu 1 1 in (.un 1 1 nut VMHit it
soeech of acceptance. Ke will not
plcte his speech until late in the
week, ns he feels tiiat new issues are
arising every day which he must deal
First Political Lie
New York, July 27. "Such talk is
troasoii," said Vance MeCormiek
chairman of the nationnl democratic
committee today in discussing charges
that President Wilson had decided to
keep the national guardsmen on the
Mexican bonier until ntter the election
. because he feared he had inclined tne
1 enniitv of the militiamen.
"National guardsmen are loyal" pa-
triots," said Met orintck. "luey join
the service lor service and they nro
nil good soldiers. There may be a few
grumblers unionr them, but they are
inspired by political purposes by out
siders. "President Wilson sent the national
guard to the Iwirder for protection, ev
ery on" knows that, aud to infer he
sent them for political reasons or will
keep them there for any other reason
thau protection, is rot. Such talk is
Democratic headquarters took on an
old time nsr-et today when Col. John
I. Martin of St. Louis, sergeant at
arms of the democratic national com
mittee for tup Inst twenty years, nr
rived and went to work nt his desk.
Col. Martin has recently resigned as
revenue officer of St. Louis.
Xew York, July 27. There
was a alight decrease in infan
tile paralysis crises reported in
Greater New York today, but
the additional sufferers 151
brought the total up to tf,4U
since tho plague started six
weeks ago.
Deaths today numbered 31
against .'15 yesterday, milking a
total of 71.1. Health officials
today issued a warning ngninst
quncK remedies.
Quincy, 111., Holds Record,
105 Middle West and
Plains Swelter
Chicago, July 27. While reports of
heat suffering poured in from all parts
of the middle west mid west today the
mercury continued its upward climb.
Another scorcher was toduy's prediction
bv the weatther bureau. Unless the
mercury tumbles quick this will be the
hottest July 27 in the history of plains
states. Government records show the
present heat wave is the longest since
1H71 as far buck as the records go.
The hottest spot in the United States
ycBtcrduy was (Quincy, III., where 105
was registered. Pontine, 111., registered
104. There were plenty of HO's.
At noon the mercury climbed of 100
in the loop here and indications were
that it would go higher. Three deaths
were reported from the heat. Arthur
Sheehnn, aged 40, an insurance agent,
became affected by the heat and jumped
from a second story window to a brick
pavement. He was Instantly killed.
Score Dead in Ohio.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 27. Ohio swelt
ered todny in one of the hottest days of
the summer. Health officials report
nva, MjtnrA nt .lantliM u 1 , 1, ! n t !. i I n at
'24 hours. Temperatures throughout thej""1 P"1"1 of citi"n' "g"8 the out'
siaie range iron, rt to iuv.
Warren K. Billings Ex-Convict
Taken In Charge at
Lane Hospital
Lodged In House Where
Schmidt and McNamara
Once Stayed
San Francisco, July 27. District At
torney Fickert at 0:30 today admitted
that the police had arrested another
man in connection with the dynamit
ing conspiracy, who has not as yet ap
peared .in the case. He declined to
give any clew t the name of the mnn
or to divulge where he is being held.
Fickert would not confirm reports
that still another muu had been arrest
ed hero.
Unconfirmed reports were also cur
rent that Thomas Mooney, who recently
failed in un attempt to organize an Uni
ted linilronds strike here, had been lo
cated iu l.os Angeles.
Israel Weinburg, a jitney bus driver
who wns detained at the same timo ns
Mrs. Belle t.uviu, was examined ngnin
by the bomb squad today regarding the
disappearance of Mooney nnd his wife.
It is not known whether he has informa
tion of value to tho police.
Captain Duncan Mnthosou, head of
the bomb squad, declares that so far
thero have becu no confessions, but
thero is n strong belief among at
taches at tho hall of justice that tho
police have some definite information
from a reliable source and are not by
any means working iu the dark.
"All our information indicates that
this crime was but one of a series of
bomb outrages planned for San Fran
cisco and vicinity," said Mathesou.
"The plot will bo shown to bo very
wide spread when all the fuels are made
"Wo find that Thomas Mooney left
Sail Francisco Suturdny afternoon at 4
o'clock. We believe we know where
he is, but beyond that I can say noth
ing. We are looking for his wife mere
ly for Mooney himself."
They Want Thomas Mooney.
San Francisco, Cab, July 27. With
one bomb suspect under arrest and Mrs.
Belle l.uvin detained for examination,
the nulico todnv sent requests all over
I the country for the detention of Thomas
Mooney, who, they believe, may give
them further information regarding the
bomb outrngo here which has already
cost nine lives.
Such closo secrecy has been miiiutuin
ed regarding the activities of the spe
cial bomb squad of the department,
that the police will not even admit
that Warren K. Billings is under ar
rest, although froln other sources it is
known that ho is. Billings, who hus
served n term iu Folsom prison for car
rying dynamite on a passenger train,
wns taken into custody at Lane hospital
when ho appeared at the free clinic
tncre for treatment. No newspaper
men have been permitted to see him and
a "sweating" which was begun yester
day, continued today.
immediately after Billings' arrest, po
lice hurried to the lodging house of Mrs.
Belle l.avin, where Billings roomed,
searched his room and took Mrs. l.uvin
into custody. This was the house nt
which Muthew A. Schmidt and James B.
McNiiniiua stayed when they were plan
ning the dynamiting of the Los Angeles
Times building six years ago. At thut
time Mrs. l.avin was detained. She was
cross-examined at length today.
Tho search of Billings' room disclosed
2n0 steel nosed cartridges of .22 and .32
calibre, hidden iu a tin box. According
to the police, these coincide with bul
lets picked up near Hteuart nnd Mur
ket streets Saturday after the bomb ex
plosion. An automatic jdstol was also
found iu tho room.
The latest bomb theory of the police,
it was stilted today, is thut the infernal
machine wns exploded iu an effort to
kill or in ni in representatives of tho
L'nifcd Hnilronds who were marching in
the parade. Mooney, who recently at
tempted to start a strike of United
Itnilroads platform men, is wanted in
the belief that he may have information
that will be of value to the police in
this connection.
Photographs of Billings were shown
today to Newton Potter, proprietor of
the Metal Welding Works, who recently
sold two strangers a steel container for
explosives, similar to the one believed
to have been used in Saturday's infern
al machine. He was uuable to Identify
Hillings as one of the two men.
With the death last night of Thomas
Turnbuli, the death list as the result of
tne explosion was brought up to nine.
All of the persons injured are progress
ing favorably and it is not believed
further deaths will result.
Thousands of San Franciscans last
night attended a mass meeting to voice
Orders for Vessel to Go Out
Over Night Suddenly !
Cancelled i
Either Good or Bad News.
Might Delay Departure
Say the Guessers
Boston, Mass., July 27. Al
though no word, not even a ru
mor has been heard of the sub
marine Bremen along the New
f.iiglunrt coast, the interest along
Boston's, waterfront remained
unabated early today.
Two tramps arriving shortly
after daybreak, failed to report
uny "auspicious looking craft,"
and the foreign battleship that
in believed to be the allied pa-
trol for this section of the coast,
has disappeared. The weather is
Fomewhat clearer out on the
bay today.
By Carl D. Groat.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Baltimore, Md., July 27. Either
alurmrtig information or good nows of
the submarine Bremen kept the Oer
mnn wonder boat Deutschlund in Dort
today. Which It was, the managers of
the undersea venture refused to say. '
Orders for tho vessel to co out over
night were suddenly countermanded.
Inasmuch as . news of the Bremen
was tho determining factor in the mat
ter of the Deutschlund sailing, it waa
accepted as true that at la.st the
Deutschlund 's sister ship had been
heard from.
Perhaps, it was said, the Bremen
had met with mishap and that the
Deutschland would not make an at
tempt to run the allied blockade. On
tho other hand it was suggested choer
ful information determined the manag
ers to wait a little on (he Bremen's
the tug Timmins has extra coat
aboard prepared either for a run out
beyond tho three mil line at the capes,
or to intern for a timo in a cove down
Chesapeake bay.
One theory was that tho Deutschland
hnd been found defective and hence)
cnuld not quit port. But during the
forenoon, the Deutschland submerged
anew und as far as observers eouUl
learn, this was satisfactory.
Spy Ship to Follow Her.
Baltimore, .Md.. Julv 27. When tha
German submarine sea freighter
Dcntsclilund skims down the I'utanscn.
for the capes, en routo home, a biff
bear tramp steamer, the Ardgryfe, w
due to follow her as a spy ship.
An officer of the watch boat admit
ted to the United Press today that
"wo plan to go out when our friend
over yonder does." He wns reticent
about his purposes, though he admitted
that he and his Jupnucjo crew aro keep
ing a lookout.
"Look up our record iu port," ha
Thut record showed only that sh
camv in light, it did not tell where,
she goes 'from or whether she will dog
the submarine farther than the capes.
i no Arugryte carries a swarm of lit
tle brown men. They watch well. And
the ship's wireless can tell tales if sht
wishes to take a chance with the Am
erican neutrality rules and the radio
inspectors. Such things have hap
pened. The Deutschlund was still screened
today behind her barge protectors. Tho
tug Timmins wus ready to tow her.
Along the river watchers predicted
she would head out soon. A scorching
July sun turned the oily harbor to a,
shimmering rainbow.
But with the vessel cleared it seemed
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'VMEtt WILL If 1
'"Oregon: To
night and Friday
generally fair;
warmer oxeepi
near the coast;
southeaa t 1 1 X
winds. .
unui i w
(Continued oa Pago Four.)
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