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OVER 4000 DAILY
TIIIRTY-NINTH YEAR -NO. 165
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1916
PRICE TWO CENTS S5F3SEi
IN. FULL JETREAT
Made But Ijeak Resistance
Several Guns Abandoned
20 MILES IN FOUR DAYS
Italians Scored Telling Sue
' cesses In Swing South
By Ed L. Keen.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
London, Aug. 12. The advance guard
of the Russian force that occupied
Stanislau pressed on two miles north
east of the city and crossed the river
Zlota Bistritza, 18 miles south of Halitz,
necording to Petrograd dispatches to
day. The Austro-Germans offered but weak
Tr-sistance and then continued their re
treat north. Several guns were abond
oued by the enemy in their retreat from
1 lie Zlota Bistritza.
Two separate Russian forces are now
fmiverging on Halitz, the immediate
objective of General I.etchitsky In his
drive against I.emberg. The first, niov
jug eastward along the north bank of
the Dniester, is less than 20 miles from
Halitz. The second force operating
south of the Dniester is composed of
tlie detachments that took Stanislau.
There is no indication in dispatcher
from cither Petrogrnd, Berlin or Vienna
that the Russian advance, tho most
Tapid made by any army since the Aus-tro-German
Balkan campaign has been
plowed up. In four days they have pro
gressed 20 miles and in the fighting
about Stanislau alone they have taken
nearly 20 villages and towns.
Battling over much more difficult
country, the Italians scored successes
of equal importance in their southward
swing toward Trieste. The news from
Itoth Petrograd and Home suggests that
the demoralization of the Austrian arm
ies may be more complete than earlier
No official statement has been made
public here thus far of the activities in
the Balkans reported from Paris yester
day. German Attacks Repulsed.
Paris, Aug. 12. The French repulsed
heavy German attacks on both sides of
the Somme last night, it was officially
announced today and made further pro
gress on the front northeast of Ver
dun. At 9 o'clock last night the Germans
launched an attack against the Hem
quarry, north of the Somme, losing heav
ily. South of the Somme the Germans
delivered an attack against La Maison
ette. This attempt was checked bv
French screen fire befofo the enemy
On the Verdun front, French detach
ments made progress south of Thiau
mont work and repulsed two German at1
tacks at Fleury. Artillery combats oc
curred on the sectors of Yaux Chapitre
Italians Score Victories.
Rome, Aug. 12. Italian troops have
scored further victories south of Goritz,
crossing the Vallone and enrying the
Avestern slopes of Monte Nadlogen, it
was officially announced this afternoon.
Italian detachments have occupied Op
jiac.hiasella. Oppnchiasella lies six miles south of
Goritz and about two miles southeast
(Continued on Pass Six.)
Xothin' kin be as utterly burn as a
bum actor. Th ' high price o ' meat
don't cut any figure with codfish aristocracy.
MEXICAN EXILES ARE
Big Landowners at Outs with
Carranza Trying to Start
By Webb Miller.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
El Paso, Texas, Aug, 12. "Trouble
for the United States and the Car
ranza government is afoot and is being
stirred up right here in El Paso by a
number of wealthy Mexican exiles who
desire Carranza 's overthrow and Amer
icas intervention, if necessary," stated
a government official today.
Several silent and mysterious strang
ers, reported to be agents of the exiles,
have been seen around Et Paso hotels,
conferring with influential Mexicans.
These men are under surveillance by
United States secret service men.
"Behind the projected revolution,"
stated tho government official, "are a
number of Mexicans owning millions
of acres of land in Mexico but now
living in Los Angeles, San Antonio
and other southern places. They are
"at outs" with the de facto govern
ment and the safety of their wealth
depends upon the crumbling of the
Carranza regime. They are going
about their revolutionary activities
"Some of the Carranza garrisons
are undermined now, I believe," de
clared tho official. "Colonel Mariano
Tames of the Juarez garrison was
bought but loyal C'arranzistas discov
ered his plans and forced him to flee
Along the border American customs
riders and army outposts are on the
alert today to prevent smuggling of am
munition into Mexico for the "in
DEAIHSJ ANY HURT
Trolley Cars Collide Head On
Johnstown, Pa.. Aug. 12. At least 19
were killed and scores of others were
hurt in a head-on collision between
trolley cars on the Southern Cambria
Traction company line at Echo, several
miles north of here this afternoon.
Joseph Ribblett, Johnstown.
Benjamin Ribblett, Johnstown.
Frank Ribblett, a son.
Bruce Ribblett, Mooreville.
David Dishon, Coopesdale.
Mrs. Benjamin Ribblett, Coopers
dale. Little son of John Lentz, of Jamison
head cut off.
John Lentz, Jamison.
Mrs. John I.entz, Jamison.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Good, Johns
town. Angus Varner, motorman of runaway
Taylor Thomas, motorman of out
Six unidentified men.
At least a score of the injured have
been brought to hospitals here in every
kind of automobile conveyance which
could be pressed into service.
8cons more are beine treated at the
, scene. It is impossible to get the ex
act number of injured.
All the Johnstown automobile fire en
gines were pressed into service as am-
Ibulances and there is a constant stream
of them to and from the scene. Sev
eral women fainted as one of the fire
trucks, carrying two young women, ap
parently badly Injured, drove its way
through the crowds on Main street,
headed for a hospital The injured wo
men, blood covered, were in plain view.
.Mexican Refugees Here
In Need of Assistance
Here is a case of actual need, .old
people who are refugeesfrom Mexico,
who lost all their belongings when Vil
la's bandits killed all their stock and
what thar did not Lill. carried awav
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Foster, who are
in distress, are now camped On North
Front street. Tll'lr need is immediate'
and their story is as follows:
Six years ago they went to Mexico
from Portland to start life over again.
On a farm near Torreon, they had ac
cumulated stock and were getting along
aicely. Last February Villa's bandits
cleaned up their ranch, as a piece of
spite worn against tne unngoes.
For seven nights they forced their
wav towards American soil. They are
making their way home and need help.
This ia an opportunity for those who
wish to aid aged people. Mr. Foster is
73 years old and Mrs. Foster R Now
they are on their way back to Portland
to start over again.
Our chnritabl,' inclined people could
do no better than to visit the Fosters,
hear their story and assist them to
their journey ' end.
HUGHES GOES DDI
DEEP BUTTE HIE
Concludes He Will Make
WILL INCLUDE MEXICO
HAS ITEMS TABULATED
Has Regained His Old Tricks
Including Attention to
By Perry Arnold, ,
(United Press stnff correspondent.)
Helena, Mont., Aug. 12. Governor
Hughes expects to try a new campnign-
ng stunt this ntternoou. He joyfully
accepted an invitation to descend 2,800
feet into the depths of the Leonard cop
per mine at Butte. Mrs. Hughes, who
hasn t quitted her husband s side
through the hnrdshipa of the trans-con
tinental trip, which her husband Is mak
ing to win votes for the presidency,
wanted to go, but it was decided she
had better not.
John Mcintosh, of Butte, who joined
the republican nominee's party here to
day, made the announcement of the gov
ernor's underground' search for vote
He told the governor the trip might
prove of interest but he wanted to warn
uim m advance that mines weren't the
safest things in the world and that he
did not have to accept the invitation.
"You can be I want to go," the gov
ernor responded quickly. "There are
lots of men who work In mines every
day and I m not in the least afraid any
wav." : .
The Leonard mine is not the biggest
of Butte's wilder earth industries, but
the commiFfciTTielil it td better adnp
ed for sight seeing. The governor will
be furnished jumper and overalls.
Ready for the Fray.
Governor Hughes today reached that
point in his assault on the democratic
trenches nt which a European army com
mander would report himself ready for
the concerted attack at a particular
point. The republican candidate feels
he has done the preparatory work in the
24 campaign speeches he has made since
leaving New York one week ago to
day. He has Indicated that his main
reliance in assault is the weapon of
criticism of democratic alleged inef
ficiency. From now on the governor pro'
poses to back up this general charge
with concerted fire. . He is armed with
specific instances which the republicans
claim will support the general allega
tion. In his speeches hereafter, he will
use this definite data to back up his
In the one week's campaigning to
date it appears that the republican main
assault will be against democratic inef
ficiency and Included in this criticism
will be the Mexicnn policy; the foreign
policy; the "pork barrel" policy; the
preparedness policy, the tariff policy,
and the administrative policy.
The phrase which has so far evoked
the most applause from the nominee's
auditors has been, "I'd like to nave a
chance to investigate the democratic ad
ministration," anil today, when Hughes
"pulled it" here again in slightly dif
ferent phraseology, the crowd remem
bered that the man now running for the
presidency first made his reputation in
the senrchinely inquisitive probe of the
New York Life Insurance scandal. He
r7 I I . .1 A
was appinuiieu iu uiti vi-uu.
Has Many Political Tricks.
Hughes is considerably changed frem
the man who late in June stepped out
of the cloistered precincts of the su
preme court into the vortex of politics.
He has regained all his old tricks of
oratory, of gesture, of modulation of
his voice, of paying attention to bnbies,
ot working up laughs, of posing patient
ly for ubiquitous photographers, profei
sionals and amnteurs. Ho has "come
back" into the sort of campaign orator
that he was in the (lavs of his nnti-race
truck crusade in New York state.
Today Hughes' voice was almost
normal, strong and clear, and the zip in
the air put more and more pep into his
gestures and Ins thoughts.
Last night tho nominee gave Billings,
Mont., 1,100 worth of oratory. The
citv paid exactly that much raised by
public suoscriptian among republicans
to pay expenses of diverting nis train
to this city for a speech. After the talk
they were unanimous in the asserdtion
that it was worth it.
Jumps Onto Villa. ,
He characterized Villa as "an ac
complished assasin in his own right;"
declared he "had no patience with sub
terranean diplomacy," anil asserted
j that some diplomats were of about as
much use as the Atlantic cable. He
labeled his opponents as "that dear old
party which has been misunderstanding
the people for a long period before I
was born," and berated any democratic
idea that "public office is a private
snap." His speech picked out sections
of democratic platforms from 1350 on
for ridicule and denunciation.
"The executive," he said, "is the
(Continned on Pag Seven.)
ANOTHER GREAT BATTLE
By John H. Hearley.
(United Press staff corros-:
pondeut.) ,. rp
Rome, Aug.: 12. Anew and
'fierce battle' has broken out
around the fortified town of .
Tolmino, next to Goritz, the
greatest Austrian stronghold on
the Isouzo. The city, lying 20 -
miles north of Goritz, is believ-
ed to be in imminent danger of
Do Not Indorse Hughes But
Will Work for Him Just
Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 12.
Organizers of the National Women's
party met here today in the dosing
sessions of their first conference to
plan a $500,000 campaign in the 12
suffrage states along .the lines lnid but
in resolutions adopted yesterday.
The declared policy of the party is
"to use its best efforts to defeat the
democratic candidate for president and
tne democratic candidates for congress
so long as their opposition to the fed
eral amendment enfranchising women
While the eonference unanimously
"congratulated" progressive, prohibi
tion and socialist parties and "com
mended" Charles E. Hughes for their
stand in favor of national woman suf
frage, many of the organizers today
announced their determination to wage
the campaign strictly in behalf of the
republican presidential candidate.
Miss Anne Martin stated that the
general policy, which did not indorse
any specific candidate, was merely
A majority of the leaders of the wo
men's party are women who have
sacrificed comfort and luxury in their
home states to tak up legal residence
in suffrage states' and - vote. Miss
Elsie Hill moved from Connecticut to
Colorado. Mrs. Harriet Stanton Blntch
left New York and rented an "at
tick" in Kansas, she said; Mrs. E. St.
Clair Thompson of an old South Caroli
na family, has taken up her residence
in Arizona. Miss Marjorie Ross of
Pittsburg became a Wyoming home
steader. l TODAY'S BALL SCORES t
R. H. E.
New York 3 8 1
Philadelphia 7 9 2
Schupp, Perritt, Smith and Rariden,
Kocher; Demaree and Bums.
First game R. H. E.
Boston 10 1
Brooklyn 4 9 1
Rudolph, Neiif and Blackburn, Rice;
lfeffer, Rucker and McCarty.
Second game: R. H. E.
Boston 5 12 2
Brooklyn 4 10 1
Allen, Hughes. Rudolph nnd Black
burn; Smith, Coombs and Meyers,
Chicago 0 3
I'ittsliurir 3 7
Lavender and Wilson, Archer; Coop
er and Fischer.
St. Louis-Cincinnati postponed, rain
First game R. H- E.
Philadelphia 9 17 2
'i. q 1 1
Myers a ml" 1 fa 'ley';" Tlogridge, Fisher
Second came R. H. E.
Philadelphia - 2 3 1
Xew Yol k 0 2 1
Bush nnd Haley; Shocker and Alex
Washington 1 i
Boston 2 10 0
Harper, Johnson and Henry, Ain
smith; Ruth, Leonard nnd Cody, Car
rigan. v ... ..
f f R. II.
Detroit - - 0 4
Chirnoo ?. 3 9
Uauss and .MeJvee; tuber ami ncnniK witn rresiueni wuson ueiore nireci nc
i Hon is taken by tho men is probablo.
Cleveland 0 2 3 Opposing leaders seemed more deter-
St. Louis 11 14 0 mined to hold to their widely divergent
Morton, Klepfer and U Weill; Plank
Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 12. "You can state that the railroad
Through clouds and an electrical storm managers will not recede from their
on the world's highest mountain racing demands for settlement by arbitration,
course, Rea Lentz, a Seattle youth, Under no circumstances will this stand
drove his "Romano Special" to vitory be deviated from."
in the free for all event of the Pikes "We will never consent to arbitra
Peak automobile hill climb this after- tion," was the unanimous expression
noon. His time for the 12.4 miles was from every member of the executive
20 minutes und 5-i seconds, an average board of the brotherhoods. "The cards
speed of slightly under .10 miles an hour. I are too easily stacked in arbitration.
Ralph Multord in a Hudson was second We have conceded all we can by agree
in 21:40. Fred Junk in a Chalmers was i
third, time, 22:40. 1 (Continued on Fan BiO
Representatives of Trainmen
Will Meet Mediators
RAILROADS REFUSE TO -BUDGE
AND SO DO MEN
President Tells Both Parties
He Wants to Have Talk
WILL HEAR PRESIDENT
New York, Aug. 12. Mem
bers of the executive board of
the trainmen's brotherhoods will
accept an invitation from Presi
dent Wilson to intervene in an
nttempt to settle amicably the
differences between the brother
hoods and the railroad manag
ers, A. B. Garretson, brother
hood official, announced this
afternoon. Garretson said he
had not yet received any offer
from the president. He indicated
the brotherhoods will delay any
step until they confer with the
president if the latter so de
sires. New York, Aug. 2. Settlement of the
controversy between 400,000 railway
employes nnd the railway managers of
tho country this afternoon nppenred im
possible without an appeal to President
Wilsou or a strike tying up 25 railroads
of the country, .
Members of the federal board of med
iation and conciliation have not aband
oned hope. They were endeavoring to
fiersuade the employes to consent to ar
itration this afternoon. So far this has
Mediation has failed. The railway
managers insist they are ready to face
a strike if the men refuse to arbitrate.
The employes just as firmly reiterated
that arbitration has failed before, and
consequently they cannot consent to it
While continuing their work, the me
diators are dubious of success. After
a Bession with (100 representatives ot
the trainmen which lasted several hours,
it was admitted no progress had been
made toward bringiug about arbitra
tion. One of the brotherhood officers leav
ing Webster hull stated that arbitra
tion had been rejected. President A.
B. Garertson of the conductors brother
hood, cleared this up when he emerged,
however, declaring that while the broth
erhoods still maintained the position
announced at the opening of negotia
tions, further meetings with the medi
ators will be held tomorrow.
Mediation Has Failed.
"I have nothing to report," suid Gar
retson, "other than that efforts of the
niediutors to reach some settlement were
"The next step then is arbitration.
The mediation board is now endeavoring
j to induce the employes to consent to
o this. Tho representatives of the trnin-
'ii . ;.i. .i.
me n win meet wiui me ini'iuuiiirn ngiiiii
tomorrow for further discussion."
The situntioa moved rapidly toward
what seemed Ho be an inevitable break
today. The mediation board had agreed
to make a report to the employes nt 10
o'clock. Their report was that media
tion had failed. They suggested arbi
tration and immediately went into con
fcrenco with the brotherhood represeu-
tB!n.Ve"'i . . i .i i i i
1 The heads of tho brotherhoods and
tho railway managers wero further
apart tins nrieruoon man wnen negoiia
tions opened. In enrlier statements the
railronils had indicated they would nsk
for arbitration but at no time did they
show the insistence upon this today.
, Arbitration or Strike.
With the failure of mediation they
left no choice between arbitration and
a strike The brotherhood representa
tives countered with statements thut
they would never agree to arbitration
E. and it was with this situation confront
1 1 in7 them that the mediators struggled
1 this afternoon. An appeal or conference
"It is now a question of whether
I the big brotherhoods will arbitrate,"
said one of them who is acting with the
BUT pi IN DOUBT
Urging He Make Trip
CharlesEvans Hughes, republican
candidate for president may or may
not deliver a campaign address in
Snfem. The situation is about like
Judge C. L. McNary, chairman of
the-republican state central committee
has been urging the campaign managers
to permit Mr Hughes to speak in the
Willamette valley where a large per
centage of the rural people of the state
live, where he would have opportunity
to address from 60,000 to 00,000 people.
Judge McNary 's plan is to have the
candidate leave Portland, next Wednes
day morning on tho . Oregon Electric
and muke short stops at Salem, Albany
and Eugene, returning that evening in
time for the 8 o'clock mass meeting at
the ice hippodrome.
On account of the bad condition of
the candidate's voice this plan was op
posed br the campaign managers who
contended that Mr. Hughes needed all
day Wednesday for resting.
On behalf of the Oregon committee,
Judge McNary telegraphed the presi
dential party ' yesterday in North Da
kota, setting forth the advantages of
a visit in the valley and asking them
to change their present pluns As yet,
no answer has been received, and the
question as to whether Salem folks
will see and hear the candidate is un
decided. Mr. Rodney, who has charge to some
extent of the itinerary, thought that
Mr. Hughes would be willing if his
voice holds out Anyhow, Judge Mc
Nary feels that he has done everything
that could be done to give the people
of the valley an opportunity to hear
the republican candidate.
GETTING READ! FOR
Cherrians Perfect Plans for
George F. Rodgers, general chairman
of all committees for the Marshfield
excursion announces that all commit
tees are working aud gotting things in
shape for the big excursion, August
One of the plans is to make several
prominent citizens or Mursufield honor
ary members of the Cherrians and the
initiation committee is working over
time that the Marshfield honored ones
may duly be prepared for what is com
ing to them. "
The Cherrian Gazette and Marshfield
nc i.n1l..n will lua iamind (1 nil V and
sometimes semi-daily. George C. L. Sny
der is the printer in cliurgo. An is
sue will be out just before the excur
sionints start, nuother by a local com
mittee at Albany, one with a local edi
tor at Eugene and a spcciul Marshfield
issue. Tho Snlem issue will be sent
to Marshfield in advance of tho spe
cial in order that the native sons of
Coos bay may know what is coming.
Nothing will be left to the inspira
tion of tho moment. All entertainments
and plans of jollification will b ar
ranged aud pulled off according to sche
dule. Every man will be assigned to
his special part and from what Mr.
Rodgers says, the people of Coos bay
will know thut Snlem and the Cherrians
ore on the job when it comes to eclo
bruting. ' '
Saturday evening, Marshfield will en
tertain tho visitors And that no one
may feel there is a stringency in the
money aiarket, orders have been given
for the printing of Cherrian money to
the extent of 20,000,000 kopocks not
Stocks Were Irregular
Small Change In Prices
New York, Aug. 12. The New York
Evening Sun financial review today
Price movements exhibited great ir
regularity witn the trading active In
spots only. Heavy initial dealings were
reorted in Rending which opened at a
small advance from Kriday's closing
and then sold down half. Traders were
inclined to cover in many parts of the
liBt and to a great extent the general
movement represented little beyond ad
justments ot speculative accounts Inci
dent to the end of the week.
Steel sold 0ff fraction and tne cop
pers were steady, buying of the latter
being encouraged by the reports of
large foreign inquiries in the market
for copper metal. Profit taking was
in the evidence in the munition shares,
but sules were well absorbed.
Transactions in copper In the last
hour were active on advancing range
of prices, Marked Improvement being
recorded by Chino, Anaconda, Tennes
see Copper, L'tnh and Inspiration.
SVIPES NEWS AND
STEALSB U S I HESS
Manufacturers Sales Com
pany Officials Makes '
Serious Charges '
STOPS RUSSIAN ORDERS
FOR AMERICAN GOODS
And Gives Them to Her Own
People Is Substance of
Chicacro. Aue. 12. An estimated loss)
of $100,000,000 in Russian trade to Am
erican firms within the last eight
months through theft or delay of cables
by the British censors was charged to
day by A. H. vPottnikof, president of
the International Manufacturers' Hale
Postuikoi substantiated United Press
dispatches from Petrograd stating that
efforts are being made to lay a direct
nohlo Vmlwopn RimHin. nnH America. He
declared this was being done because of
tne Inability to get proper caoie iram
mission of Russian orders through the
He charged that Great Britain has
been actually stealing American trade,
.Ilk V,a jlaolnvofinn Hint! nut. of 50
cables received by his company in the
Inst eight montns oniy live nave vm.
transmitted in their original form.
"Whilo I have no direct proof that
Great Britain has garbled our cables to
throw trade: to their own manufacture,
T nm nrnttv certain that such is the
case," said Postuikof. - ' -
"In tho past eight months eigni
cables from here to our Petrograd of
fice nnd from that office to this office
seven have been lost,
" ' Would Kill Ottr Trad.
"No doubt exists in my mind that
Great Britain is using every possible
means, fair or foul, to interfere, and
if possible, put an end to direct trade
rclutions between the United States and
other countries. Great Britain ia, par
ticularly desirous of discouraging such
trade botween American firms and their
"Prior to the war, Germany enjoyed
this lucrative position in all our deat
ings with Russia."
The International Manufacturer'
Snles company is a subsidiary sales or
ganization of SO American firms, repre
senting a total capital of $400,000,000.
Postuikof said his concerns proved to
Washington regarding the censorship of
their cables and that considerable cor
respondence with the state department
followed. Nine cables from the com
pany's Russian offices are still jnisa
ing, Postnikof declared. .
"Tho loss to America as a result of
the British thefts will run over $100,-
nOO 000 " ha aniit.
Ho declared that absolute proof of
theft by the British censor has been
laid beforo the Btate department by a
largo American corporation. This cor
poration, he said, is located in Pitta
burg. Postnikof considers the situation so
serious that he plans to leave for New
York tonight to confer with Newcomb
Carlton, head of the Western Union
Telegraph company- regarding the' lay
ing of cables between Russia and thia
Indignantly Denies It.
Washington, Aug. 12. Great Britain
"indignantly denies" that she has di
verted to her own use any cabled Rus
sian business orders intended for Uni
ted Stutcs firms.
The state department revealed today
that this has been the upshot thus far
of an investigation into complaints that
I.'urrhinl wn M dllUllttPll 111 B. tr&Hfl StP&l-
imr nrni-eiw. whorebv orders were turn
ed to English houeeB.
Every complaint by American firms;
hns been examined to the fimit. if some
instances it developed that while there
had been no diversion, there had been
cabled "delay" in both England and
The main difficulty in finding any
r,rr.'f nt Rl-itiull i II fr t ArOTI P A llM ill i ht
fact that America must rely chiefly
(Continued on Page Five.)
Oregon r Fair
tonight and Sun
day except show
ers tonight or
southerly winds, ,