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THIRTY-NINTH YEAR NO. 157
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1916
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ORIlfi WEDGE DEEPER
Russians I f ftaged by Victories Pay No Heed to Natural
ObstacicaJut Drive Steadily Ahead-Kovel Only Twelve
Miles Away and Lemherg in Danger-May Turn Flanks
of Teuton Armies-Little Changes Made on Western
Front But Fighting Is Fierce
Petrograd, Aug. 3. The battering of Teuton defenses
along the Kovel-Lemberg line showed no signs of abate
ment today. Unofficial dispatches from the front said
the Russian forces were mixing infantry attacks with
heavy artillery bombardment in a series of battles at var
ious pomts. , German counter attacks in rapid succession
are being launched against the Muscovite columns, so far
without success, except temporarily halting the forward
movement of the Russians.
Press dispatches today said General Kaledine was less
than a dozen miles from Kovel and continuing his ad
vance. He is threatening momentarily to take the Kovel
Lemberg railway, spreading still wider the Russian
wedge between the German and Austrian forces. This
same wedge threatens a turning of the flanks of the two
Marshy terrain is hampering the Russian attacks
slightly, but the czar's forces are so confident of early
victory and so encouraged by the success which has so far
attended their drive that they are disdainful of natural
German Story of Day.
Berlin, Aug. 3. Both British and
French atta.'ks on the western front
yesterday failed, according to today's
war office statement.
"Strong English attacks on both
sides of the Aluert-Bapnume rond east
of Trones wood broke down" it assert
ed. "French advances near Bnrleaux
and Estrees were repulsed."
"Between Maurepas and the Somme
seven French assaults were made," the
communique continued. "We remained
masters of our positions after stubborn
fighting. The enemy only succeeded In
penetrating to Monncu farm, also a
trench section north of that point. ;
"At the Thiaumont work, southeast
of Fleury the enemy was completely re
pulsed, likewise in the mountain and
forest nearby, after temporarily break
ing our lines. They suffered heavy
Josses. The enemy obtained a footing
on Pepper ridge, southwest of Fleury
and they recaptured a trench section
lost Tuesday in Laufee forest.
"On the eastern front Russian ad
vances on both sides of Lake Nobel
failed. Southwest of Lubieszew a strong
attack broke down. An enemv advance
around Kowelsnrnyry was driven off."
As the French Tell It.
Paris, Aug. 3. Material , progress
south of Fleury was reported in to
lay's communique detailing French ope
irtions. Pressing their advantage, the
French troops advanced to a rinint lie.
yond yesterday's station and took 700
lerman prisoners, making a total of 1,
100 since Tuesday nieht enntured on
1lie right bank of the Meuse.
The German losses since July 30 have
been so henvy, the communique de
clared, that all their regiments have
bad to be re-formed.
South of the Somme German counter
attack south of Estrees were checked.
On the right bnnk of the Meuse. the
Oerman forces violently counter attack
ed trenches captured yesterdnv but the
official statement relates thev were ev
ery ivherfcehpckd by the French fire, los
- The English Version.
London, Aug. 3. British forces last
Tinton Btid'a son thnt rout f ' ftmit h
Dakoty about a year ago has written 'Peaking at Salem, Albany and Eu
t' his father fer a homeseeker's gene, returning that afternoon in time
ucKet. in feller that takes lemon
ode soon gits drowned out o' th' con-
night continued consolidation Of ground
gained so far during their thrust at the
Herman lines, according to the report of
General Sir Douglas Haig today. He
said there has been almost constant ar
tillery firing from both aides.
At dawn the enemy's fire slackened
and a small mine was exploded near
SoncheE without inflicting any casual
ties on the British troops and with but
little damage to the terrain.
Bagged Two Aeroplanes.
Paris, Aug. 3. In air reconnoissance
on the Homme front, Sergeant Chainat
of the French flying squad yesterday
bagged two German aeroplanes, making
a total of eight so far brought down
by him. His exploit was announced in
an official statement.
Another .German aeroplane, it Was
stated, was defeated in an air combat
Another Zeppelin Said.
London, Aug. 3. The fourth German
air raid on British east counties oc
curred early toduy and like previous
excursions of like character resulted in
little damage, accordiug to first of
Six cr seven Zeppelins formed the
squadron. They dropped "a consider
able, number" of bombs, according to
tho war office statement, but exact
roports of damage have not yet been
It is reported one of the raiders was
hit and badly damaged bv anti-aircraft
j Butish patrols sighted the Zeppelins
I very soon after they reached points over
British -soil and anti-aircraft guns ouen-
All A..JIA fl' 1 . ... .... . . 1
oi muc, ins tiingiuics flew at
heights of from 3.000 to 5.000 feer
I In tho fourth nir mill , 1 !.....
seven days British patrols were able to
sight the aerial invaders before thev
passed over British soil. Warnings were
sent broadcast over all Jlie east coast
counties long before tho dirigibles ap
Gas Gave Warning,
retrograd, Aug. 3. Timely discovery
of German gas, warning of approach
ing Teuton attacks, enabled Hussion
forces in the region of Smorgen to beat
back their foes with heavy losses be
fore they even reached the barbed wire
entranglements before the Russian posi
tions. The war office statement today de
scribing the incident nrA .1....
Teutonic forces lost heavily and a num
ber of machine guns and rifles were
Salem May Hare
. Chance to Hear Hughes
Tf Salem folks hin tho nhn..,, t
near Charles 11. Hughes, republican
candidate for president, it will be on
the morning of Wednesday, August 10.
Mr. Hughes and his party' of 2. which
inciunes newspaper men, will leave
New York On hia western triii. Amrn.it
S. Sunday the 13th will be arjenr at
Spokane. Tuesday the ISth he will be
in iucoma ana me next morning arrive
in Portland at 7:30. Bight here is
where Salem will come in if his party
ran llA nrVnil,i1 nn tn tula An .- .1 . . . .
Electric -special on a dav trio south.
c- ' ft - . . .
for the bil7 event in Pnrtlnml
He is billed to appear at a meeting
in San Francisco on the evening of
HOT IN CHICAGO
Chicago, Aug. 3. Another
heat wave struck Chicago today
and sent the mercury to 95 this
afternoon. Relief was promised,
however, for tonight in thunder-
Cool weather was predicted
for tomorrow. Warm Oklahoma
winds blowing over Illinois
were responsible for tho heat.
CLOUD BURST KILLS
Area Six Miles by One Swept
Clean by the Terrific
Middlesboro, Ky., Aug- 3. Twenty
five persons were drowned and 14 oth
ers arc missing as the result of a cloud
burst in Barren Vnjley, Claiborne coun
ty, Tennessee, toduv.
Bob Johnson and wife.
Buck Ferguson, wife and seven chil
dren. W. P. Zuchery, wife and five chil
dren. Mrs. D. C. Edmonds, four children
and two grandchildren.
Lillie and Minnie Wiley, daughters of
S. H. AViley, of Monroe, Mich., who
were ou a visit.
Few of the bodies have been recov
ered, rescue parties waiting until the
Bush Hageson and wife, bodies re
covered; their two children are believed
drowned but the bodies have not been
The home of Crockett Edwards was
washed away. No trace of Edwards and
his wife and four children has been
Two bridges on the southern railroad
between Middlesboro and Kuoxville
were washed out. Train service will
be delayed at least 24 hours.
The property damage will amount to
several thousands of dollars.
I Citizens of Tazewell, Tenn., organized
rescue parties and are ' searching for
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TAIMWO DAI I WAD CO.
ivum u BALL oivuluJ
R. H. E.
Chicago 0 '7 0
New Vork 14 2
aughn and Wilson; I'erritt and Rari
deu. R. H. E.
Pittsburg 2 7 1
Brooklyn 7 10 2
V. Miller, Kniitlehner and Fischer;
Cheney and O. Miller.
First game R. II. E.
Cincinnati 3 8 1
Boston 18 3
Toney, Sehulz, Moscly and Wingo;
Barnes and Blackburn,
Second game . It. H. E.
Cincinnati 3 10 0
Boston 5 8 0
Mosley and Clark; Allen and Black
burn. It. If. E.
St. Louis 4 3
Philadelphia 10 14 1
Ooak, Watson and Gonzales; Bender
r. ir. e.
New York 1 5 1
Detroit 2 4 2
Russell and Walters; Covaloski, Bo
huid und Stanage, Baker.
Washington-Chicago game called off
end first inning, rain. ' I
R. II. E.
Philadelphia 17 1
Cleveland 3 7 1
Bush and Hnley; Bagley and Dnly.
Marion Veterans -
Silverton, Ore., Aug. 3. (Special to
the Journal.) Joseph Ounnells was to
day elected president of the Marion
County Veterans' association at the
meeting in session at Silverton. The
other officers elected are: Mr. Hen
dricks, of Woodbuin, vice-president;
Mrs. Emma Cobb, of Silverton, secre
tary; Gideon Htolz, of Salem, treasurer;
Brice McKinley, marshal; Mrs. Lizzie
Smith, of Salem, deputy marshal.
lae attendance today was probably
the largest ever held since the organ
ization of the association.
August 18. Salem's chances of hearing
the candidate will all depend on
whether arrangements can be made for
the trip down the Willamette valley
on the Oregon Electric, , Wednesday,
August 10. Judge Charles L. Mc
Nary, chairman of - the republican
state central committee will confer
with the republican committee having
the itinerary in charge and will be able
to anounce within a few days whether
Mr. Hughe, will speak in the. city.
CALMLY TO DEATH
AND D1E8 BRAVELY
Aided Executioner In Adjust
ing Noose and Pinion
"I DIE FOR MY COUNTRY"
WERE HIS LAST WORDS
Ignoble Ending of Life Filled
with Work for Good of
London, Aug. 3 Roger Casement paid
penalty for treason today with his life.
He was hanged at Peutonville prison
at 9:07 a. lit. today. Ten minutes later
his body was cut down, life being pro
. The Irish leader's last words, spoken
while he waited fearlessly for the drop
to be sprung were:
"I die for my country."
The Rochdale barber, Ellis, the pris
on's regular executioner, sprung the
drop after he had adjusted the hempen
noose not tho silken cord which the
former knight had hoped up to n few
weeks ago would be granted as his in
strument of death, in accordance with
the ancient privilege granted men of
his title. '
The hanging was witnessed only by
officials of the prison. A large crowd
waited outside the grim goal and when
the bell tolled announcing the law's
satisfaction there were a few cheers In
termixed with groans. Several Irish wo
men standing at the rear of the Benton
ville jail attempted a demonstration,
led by an Irish member of parliament,
but were quickly hustled off the scene
It was said Casement went" calmly
to his death, led by a Catholic priest
who ministered to him when he retired
last night for the last time at 10:30 and
when he arose nearly today. The Irish
leader has only been recently converted
Two Catholic priests. Fathers Ring
and Carey, beard Casement's last con
fession and administered holy commun
ion to the condemned man. Both ac
companied him to the scaffold.
Smiled at His Guards.
Leaving his cell on the summons to
death, the Irishman, appeared slightly
nervous, but there were no signs of a
breakdown and he smiled gravely at his
guard, remarking: "It is a beautiful
Several of the Irishmen In the crowd
outside the jail fell on their knees and
prayed fervently during the tolling of
the bell which announced Casement's
death. On the other hand there were a
few in the watchers, men and women,
who waved hats and handkerchiefs.
Last night guards said Cnsement
spent considerable time in writing, but
slept soundly after he had retired.
l.asement expected a reprieve and
commutation of his sentence uiwto last
i.. i . .i .1 i .
nigiii, oui wnen uarmiess cumo ne
realized there was no hope it was said.
aud without emotion went about setting
uis nttairs in orucr.
Those who witnessed the hanging said
the Irishman was master of himself,
walkiugk to deuth and waiting for the
noose to tighten. When the priest re
cited the prayers for the. dead, Case
ment responded in a clear voice: "Lord
have mercy on my soul."
Casement was granted just one boon
before his death and that was per
mission to wear his own clothes iistend
of the prison garb to which he objected
strongly on his incarceration iu the con
demned cell. He did not wear a collar.
Ho assisted the executioner in adjusting
the noose and pinioning his arms and
Brief Story of Offense,
The government turned a deaf ear to
all picas for commutation of the de
graded knights sentence. Petitions
have been coming in at the home office
for weeks. It was in ancwer to these
that Lord Robert Cecil asserted that no
doubt existed as to the Irishman's guilt
and that the only ground on which com
mutation could be based would be po
litical expediency a "difficult ground
to put forth in this country."
Solicitor Oavin Duffy, who was Case
ment ' counsel, was indignant at refusal
of the prison authorities imemdiatcly
to turn over the body of the Irish
knight after the law had been satis-
" Representing deceased relatives at
the inquest," he said, "I applied to the
home office for possession of the body.
Their refusal to turn it over to me was
a monstrous act of indecency."
Prison liovernor uavis testified at
the inquest that Casement's death was
The then Sir Roger Casement was ar
rested on April 22 after having landed
on the Irish coast from a German sub
marine which wa convoying a German
tramp steamer loaded with arms and
ammunition for : Irish revolutionists.
Two days later the Dublin revolt brokt
The Irish knight was taken to Lot-
' (.Continued as Pago Tw.)
Submersion Was Made About
One Mile Outside of
UP TO WATCHING FLEET
TO CATCH HER IF IT CAN
Last Act of Captain and Crew
Was "Three Cheers for
By Carl D. Groat.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Norfolk, Vn., Aug. 3. Somewhere in
the direction of Germany, safely past
the allied warship patrol, the submarine
merchantman Deutsohland is boring her
way through the Atlantic toward her
home port of Bremen. Reports coming
into Hampton Ronds indicate the pion
eer submarine blockade runner has not
poked her periscope above the water
since she submerged near the capes last
night. At that time tho nearest British
warship was fivo miles distant, accord
ing to the tug Thomas F. Timmins,
winch accompanied the Deutschland as
far as the capes.
.Expectation of a thrilling chase and
perhups some sort of a fight in con
nection with tho Deutschland 's depar
ture was disappointed. Folks on slioro
saw nothing nnd Bight seers who filled
big and little hurbor craft saw little
From Cape Henry came tho word long
after Bunrise that no sign had been
seen of the Deutschland. A single dis
appointed Briti-sb dog of war lay off
Cnpe Henry light and not" ne.other ves
sel was In sight. . .
Conditions Favored watcher.
Weather conditions favor the allied
patrol, however, not the Deutschland.
The cnpe observer reports a clear sky
and only a slight breeze.
The . submarine's actual Bubmersion
was witnessed only by her pilot tug, the
Timmins, and those aboard the Timmins
were not close enough to be sure they
had seen the dive made until wave aft
er wave of the heavy sea had come up
aud gone down without the submarine's
light again showing.
The submersion was made about a
mile outside the capes, the Timmins"
crew reported when they put into Nor
folk early today.
Captain Uinscb, or too interned Uer-
man liner Neckar, who was aboard the
Timmins, said the last act of Captain
Koenig and his crew before they went
below was to give three cheers for
America and the American people. This
was as they neared the capes. Then
all disappeared from the upper struc
ture of the submarine, Captain Koenig
Being last to descend, shouting a fare
well to Captain Hinsch as lie disap
peared. Captain llinscn said tho Ueutschlnnd
planned to submerge only during the
duy time when well out to sea and in
the duy time only when absolutely
She will proceed on too surtace like
any other vessel at night us soon as out
of the danger zone," he said.
"We expect to hear from her or
nbout her before she reaches Bre
"That's tho last that hill bo seen of
her until she bobs up in Bremen," de
clared Captain Hinsch.
Captain Zach Cullison, of tho Tim
mins, would only soy: "I'm glad she's!
It's the most worrysomo bit of pilot
Captain Zach has had to handle iu many
May Work Along Coast
It tins been understood Captain Koe
nig planned to work his way along
the coast, north or south after submerg
ing, putting into some, port if forced to
do so by the enemy patrol. He desired
to dive out into the Atlantic, the mo
ment he was sure the patrol had been
The United States cruiser North
Carolina, assigned to neutrality duty,
was ordered in from the capes today,
indicating the belief of government of
ficials at least, 'that danger of neutral
ity violation bad passed.
The Deutschland appeared in the bay,
after spending the day in Tangier
Sound, 35 miles up, just about sunset
and was cutting across toward the capes
an darkness began to full. She was
displaying rTH and green lights close
to the water, but soon put these out.
Approaching the cape sentry lightship
the submarine moved in close to shore
and held back while the Timmins pro
ceeded some distance out, presumably
to determine if hostile vessels were in
sight. Presently she signaled and the
Deutschland moved on past the cape.
This was abont 9 o'clock.
The Dentschlaud drew near enough
to her pilot tug to permit the shouting
of farewells and the cheering for Amer
ica and then the rolling water began to
pile up between them. She signaled
briefly with her periscope light. Then
that blinked out and the tug turned
back to Norfolk.
MAY AFFECT ARMY
Washington, Aug. 3. The
possibility of a general tie-up
of railroads is being viewed
with concern by army officials.
The problem of feeding the bor-
der forces and of keeping Gen-
eral Pershing's column supplied
would assume serious propor-
tions, should a strike be de-
olared, officers said.
"THIS IS I
Mrs. Mooney Thus Classes It
and Gives Reasons for
San Francisco, Aug. 3. "This is a
labor case, not a murder case."
Mrs. Renn Mooney, who, with her
husband nnd three other men, faces
trial on charge of first degree murder
in connection wiih the suitcase dyna
miting, so declared toduy when asked
to state her side by a United Press
"They tell me thev will trv mv hus
band first," she said. "If I thought
him guilty, I would let thorn do so
without any opposition. But he is in
nocent, as I am, and as are all the
others accused and we intend to insist
on being tried together.
"I believe we are beintr nrosccuted
mninly because we have been organiz
ing tne street car men. My huBband
and 1 have written three letters In
every car mnn on the United Railroads.
Wo hnve a record of every one of
them the barn they work from, their
seniority, standing, address, telephone
number, wnetner tney own property,
whether thev ever belonged to a union
before, whether thev were strikebreak
rs in 1007, etc."
"1 believe the underlying motive be
hind the arrest of Warren Billings was
that he helped the machinists iu their
strike and that Edward Nolan is being
held for the- same reason. Weinburg
is under airest because he is a friend
of ours; I gave his little bfty 'music
"I do not think we will have any
difficulty in establishing our innoccuce
when our cases come to trial."
Price Ranges Narrow
and Sales Very Light
New York, Aug. 3. Tho New York
Evening Sun financial review today
Total operations in the greater num
ber of issues in which sales were re
ported were extremely light, while in
the best part of the day price move
ments except iu a few stocks which
were affected by considerations with
a special bearing upon the companies
Transactions of the professional cle
ment provided the bulk of the busi
ness. To some extent the early strength
in the cotton and wheat markets served
to restrain speculative business in
securities .for the good reason tlyit the
advances in tho two commodities' were
bused upon reports showing serious in
jury to the growing crops from adverse
Covering was reported in the motors
and a quiet demand was noted for
United States Steel and some of the
rails, with Heading u"d Union Pacific
Selling of the sugar liur:j to lower
levels, accompanied tho forenoon deal
ings, substantial losses being mado by
American Beet Sugar and Cuba Cane,
the movement in the hitter having ear
minks of liquidation.
General trading was exceedingly dull
in the curly afternoon and price move
ments were erratic, with only fraction
al chungCB in moBt parts of the list.
At times trading came almost to a
standstill with the little business
transacted confined to a few issues, in
cluding Texas Company shares, which
were decidedly weak on pressure from
the bears against known weak ac
counts. EPIDEMIC'S BANNER DAY
New York, Aug. 3. As though
flaunting its strength iu defi
unco of science today as nation
al medical authorities gather
ed here to d-scus infantile pa
ralysis, the scourge today claim
ed the greatest number of-new
victims recorded since its out
break. Today's new eases number
217 as 'against 195 on July 12,
the highest previous one day
record of development of the
epidemic. Deaths re)orted to
day are 43 against 41 yester
day. The total number of cases
to dnte is 4,00(1 and the total
deaths VK0. Manhattan now
seems to be in full power of the
contagion and it was in this
borough that the most rapid
growth was made in the last
twenty four hours.
Towns Not In Self Supporting
Territory Would Face
COUNTING OF VOTES WILL
BE COMPLETED AUGUST 7
Situation Full of Dynamite
Both Economically and
MAY AFFECT ARMY
Washington, Aug. 3. The
possibility of a general tie-up
of railroads is being viewed
with concern by army officials.
The problem of feeding the
border forces aud of keeping
General Pershing's column sup-
plied would assume serious pro-
portions, should a strike be da-
clured, officers said.
By Robert J. Bender.
(United Press staff correspondent.)'
Washington, Aug. 3. A problem,
tremendously dangerous in both its
economic and political aspects" faces
President Wilson in the threatened
strike of 400,000 railroad trainmen, ac
cording to administration circles to
day. The matter la now directly befora
the president in form of a letter from
Chairman Harry A. Wheeler of the rail
way committee of the United Statea
chamber of commerce. The latter urges
an "inquiry on behulf of. the adminis
tration" to investigate the Impending
crisis. Scores of informal requests for
action also have been received.
However, until the trainmen's strike
vote is counted expected August 7
the president probably will decide no)
course of action. .
From an economic standpoint, the
strike, if called, would assume cataclys
mic proportions, in the belief of offici
als here. It would completely tie up
freight traffic throughout the country,
halting grain shipments, food aud sup
plies of all kinds to an extent aud with
results impossible to forecast.
The smaller towns would suffer most,
it is believed particularly which tboso
are not self-supporting or within a ter
ritory supplying food. Mining towns,
where supplies for only two or thre
days are kept, would be in immediate)
duuger of starvation or complete busi
ness collapse as its people left for oili
er points. Losses, according to go
eminent officials, would mount into
hundreds of millions of dollars.
From a political standpoint, the presi
dent's position in attempting to bring
nbout an adjustment oi tho difficulty,
is "full of dynamite," according to hia
The trainmen say they won't arbi
trate and the railroads say they won't
yield. Should the president, by shirt
slcevo diplomacy, demand arbitration,
he would faco resentment of several
hundred thousand laboring men.
If he fails to bring about arbitration
or a settlement, he will find himself
faced by a paralysed transportation sys
tem resulting in tremendous business
confusion and vast suffering.
Hence, friendB of the president nr
hoping and praying that when the exec
utive board of the "big four' brother
hoods and the general conference com
mittee of the railroads resume confer
ences in New York, August 8, they may
come to some satisfactory agrcoment.
Administration officiuls, representa
tives of the railroads and labor, how
ever, ore pessimistic over possible agree
ment at that conference. The presi
dent is being kept informed promptly
of every move in the threatened criaia.
When the vote of the trainmen Is count
fd and it is aosumed it will favor a
utfike tho United States board of m
diation and conciliation will at once ot
fer its servicos.
In the event of this board failing t
bring peace and perhaps coincident
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