Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 15, 1916, Image 1

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Serbs Capture 25 Cannon ail
Bulgars In Full Retreat Tlri Greek Frontier-British
and French Both Made ImJ s'ant Gains Over Bulgars
Haig Reports Advance of 2t ) Yards at Combles-Four
German Aeroplanes Shot Down
Paris, Sept. 15. Allied troops have scored the great
est victories against the Germans and Bulgarians since
the Balkan offensive began, it was officially announced
The Serbs drove the Bulgars back ten miles in a'hasty
retreat on the allied left wing capturing Garnitichevo by
a brilliant bayonet charge and the major part of the crest
of Markanidge. Serbian cavalry pursued the retreating
cuiganans ana capiurea cne village oi Ukesu.
British troops have captured Matchoukevo and two
heights north of the latter village. On (he right bank of
the Vardar the French captured Bulgarian trenches to a
depth oi OUO yards on a front of 1500 yards.
The Germans attacked in force east of Clery, but were
checked with heavy losses.
South of the Somme, northeast of Berny-en-Santerre,
a German grenade attack was checked.
Between the Oise and the Aisne, the French cleaned
up a German trench, inflicting losses and taking prison
ers. At Verdun the Germans twice unsuccessfully tried
to reach the French lines east of the Meuse.
The Serbians captured 25 cannon and a large number
of prisoners. The Bulgarians are still in retreat and
fighting is continuing. The exact number of prisoners
and the amount of booty taken has not been reported to
the allied base at Salonika. " ,
' The Serbs won their greatest victory northwest of
Lake Ustrovo, where berbian successes were reported
yesterday. After smashing Bulgarian trenches in the
hilly region, the Serbians evidently poured . through the
breach in the Bulgarian line in force and threw back the
defenders in disorderly retreat toward the Greek frontier.
The Anglo-French gains in the Vardar valley were
made in the face of the most determined Bulgarian resistance.
Break Third Line.
Br Ed L. Keen.
(daited Press staff correspondent.)
London, Sept. 15. British troops
have broken the German third line fn .
the ereat nssnult iiinncnirntKil fhU I
morning snid a Heuter dismitch f mm I
Press hendnimrtcm nt th R,i;.h h.t i
thin afternoon. i
It is reported that the village of ,
.tuts, a mile and one-half northwest of
Ginchv, has bgeen captured
The British are sweeping eastward ,
toward the village of Morval, nbout two '
miles directly north of Tumbles, iu a I
yrout movement that threatens to sur-!
round the Germans in Comtles and ef.
V't their capture.
Tho greater part of Bouleuux wood. '
a mile northwest of Ooinbles. has al-
ready been captured by General Hair's
men. . - " j
The British advance according to
fragmentary bulletins received here to-
night is the greatest made bv Generil
Huig's nicii since the opening of tho'
eilhod offensive. since the allied offensive began were
The British are also reported to have rnnounced in an official bullet in issued
leached the outskirts of the village of at Paris. The Serbians have driven
Murtinprich, five miles from Bapaume. ' the Bulgarians back 10 miles on the al
Two Great Battles. - I lied left wing, capturing two villages
London, .Vpt. 15. Two of the srreat-
est battles fought in Europe in scv-
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Tell Binkley has traded for a run
about as it cost too much fer sody an '
cigars t' run his tourin' car. Neit t'
listeiiin' t th' minutes of a previous
meetin' ther haint nothin' as dull as
liein' neutral.
- Many Prisoners and Have
eral weeks arc now racing nlong tb
Somme front in northern France, nml
along a 75 mile line in northern Greece,
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"ountc(,1 8,r,k," v,(,,ories '" bl"1' cu
Allied war ottiees this afternoon an-
British troops pushed out in a great
Wow north of the Somme this morning,
advancing more than 2,00(1 yards on a
frollt of ab""t six mill'f'' til',l,'rl HaiB
"f"",u " "".-. "n
Klc " continuing nnd already large mtnv
,)era of German prisoners have been
,,rouK,lt '"
A f',v hours before this advance on
'he British right wing aad center began,
the British left wing struck last night
southeast of Thiepval. German trenches
trenches were captured on a front' of
1.000 vards including the strongly dc
fended " Wsnderwerk. " At about the
game time the French advanced to the
c,'Ce of the village of Kancourt, further
tightening the Auglo-i rench noose about
the important town of Combles.
I" the Balkans the greatest gains
"d the principnl parts of the heights
nr ni niirntttiin i 110 pi'mieii wnr niiinA
i further announced the-capture of Mat
choukevo village and two heights ti the
north by the British and the capture of
nearly a mile of Bulgarian trenches to a
depth of six hundred yards by the
The German war office, for the first
time since the allies took the offensive
in Macedonia, admitted allied successes
this afternoon. Berlin announced that
the Serbs have captured the Mulkaniilje
positions but claimed the repulse, by the
Germans of British soldiers' who' had
gained a temporary success in the Var
dar valley.
While the allies were winning suc
cesses on the Somme and in northern
Greece, tho Italians attacked and cap
tured Austrian entrenchments east of
Vnllone. taking 2,117 prisoners and a
large amount of booty, iuclud.ing ma
chine guns and trench mortars, it was
officially announced at Home.
Tierce righting in Balkans.
London, Sept. 13. Field Marshal
Mackensen, in supreme command of the
Teutonic 0eratious in the Balkans, has
arrived on the German Bulbar front to
direct the defense against the new on
slaughts of the allies.
A Salonika dispatch today reported
that the German Bulgnr commanders are
hastilly re grouping their forces in Ma
cedonia. Large bodies of troops are
being concentrated in the Vardnr val
ley to meet an expected Anglo-Freuch
The fighting on the whole of the al-
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Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 15.
British Columbia has gone dry."
This was clearly indicated to-
day in early returns from yes-
terday'g voting. The prohibi-
tionists are couccded a majority
of 7,500 with 10,000 soldiers
ballots to'be counted October 12.
Vancouver nud Victoria both
gave a big majority for prohibi-
tion. The dry law becomes ef-
fective next July.
Woman suffrage carried by n
vote of 4 to 1.
Owners Say She Came Near
Shore to Get Bearings But
Is Safe
San Francisco, Sept. 15. Reports
that the bark Star of Chile was a-
ground and in danger off Point Pedro,
south of the Golden Gate, were denied
today by officials of the Alaska Pack
ers association, owners of the ship.
Officials said that, losing her way
in the dense fog off the Heads, the
bark came in close to Point Pedro to
get her bearimrs. hut I'nnr ahn nnt
go aground and had gone off shore
There arc 200 men aboard the bark.
Bay She is In Danirer
San Francisco, Sept. 15. Out of the
fog which enshrouds the sea off the
Golden Gate came no word today solv
ing the mystery surroundincr the fnto
of the bark Star of Chile and the 200
men aboard her. Tne tug Fearless was
searching the sea early today follow
ing reports thnt the bark had gone a-
ground off Point Peiiro, 25 miles south.
Neither the Alaska Packers associa
tion, owner of the vessel, nor the Bed
ftacK lug company, owner of the Fear
less, nas re.-eived any word.
Italian fishermen hurried . to nort
last night with the reiwrt tint the
bark was in danger iu the treacherous
south currents three quarters of a mile
off shore. The vessel carries no wire
less and this was the only method of
griuux worn oi its piignt asnore.
ine Star of Chile is inbound from
Bristol Bay, Alaska, with the season's
pack. It is also carrying tne 200 era
ployes of tho Bristol cannery.
iWitnesses Tell Little, and
Lawyers Talk Much But
Say Nothing
Sun Francisco., Sept. 15. Both sides
scored today during the trial of War
ren K. Billings on charge of minder
in connection with tho prej aredness
ln nine uomu explosion.
Despite objections of Attorney MV
Xutt, chief counsel for the defense, the
siuie succeeded in interjecting testi
mony ny Liner ot Collie White nnd
Ttaffic Sergeant Goff showing that
Hillings hnd told widely divergent stor
ies following his arrest. To offset this
victory for the state, the defense suc
ceeded iu having barrel evidence re
garding dynamite said to liavo been
,'Hched near Tanforan by Hillings.
A neur sensatidn was aiming shortly
before noon today wheu an attache of
the district attorney's office, carrying
a suitcase filled with 7(1 sticks of' dy
namite, came striding down tho aisle
of the court room. This was tho ex
plosive alleged by the proseeutiou to
have been cached at Tanforan.
Attorney Mc.Nutt immediately dash
ed the prosecution's hopes of placing
this explosive iu evidence by vigorous
ly opposing its admission.
Hint the defense hones to tear down
the case of the proseeutiou by showing
that Billings and Thomas Mooney, one
of the four other persons indicted for
murder, were shadowed by private de
tectives prior to the bomb explosion
became apparent today.
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-Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 15. The
first frost of the year visited
Nebraska earlv today but corn
was so far matured as to be out
of danger. In several localities
the frost was fairly heavy. In
some sections slight damage to
late corn may result, but this
will be very slight as there was
little -late corn. The remainder
of tho corn crop will be benefit-
ed, it is said,
Nebraska hav fever sufferers
are again smiling today, the
first time for weeks.
These to Form Constitutional
Congress and to Meet
October 25
Today Is Mexican "Fourth of
W-Oflicials Are
Mexico City, Sept. 13. Mexico is
about to resume her place among t'.ic
repuoncs or tne western hemisphere
after four years of revolutionary dis
turbances. A -decree issued by General Carranza
on the eve of the celebration of the
anniversary of Mexican independence
prepares the way for the present de
facto government to be replaced by a
substantial constitutional government.
The decree calls for a revision of sev
eral articles of the Plan of Guadalupe,
drawn np on December 12, 1014, and
makes provision for the election of
members of a national congress. An
other decree will be issued tomorrow,
calling for the election of a constitu
tional congress on October 25. The
first session of the new congress will
be November 20, probably at Coyoacan
a suburb of Mexico City.
The decree issued last night provides
that each state and territory shall elect
a deputy to congress and a sub-deputy
for every 70,000 inhabitants, and an
additioaal deputy if the fraction above
70,000 exceeds two sevenths of that
number. Any state or territory not
having 70,000 -i. habitants is entitled to
elect a deputy and sub-deputy also. -
The eligibility requirements are the
same as those provided in the election
of 1857. Those who opposed the consti
tutional government with arms will be
ineligible to hold office.
Villa at Chihuahua :
Juarez, Mexico, Sept. 1.5. (Via- F.l
Paso) Kxtraordinary precautions were
taken to prevent revolutionary upris
ing here on the occasion of the celebra
tion of national independence day to
day. Carranza troops arc guarding each
street and civilians found carrying
arms will be arrested. Only persons
registering and known to the officials
will be allowed to hear the reading of
"gnto, (the Mexican declaration ot
Villista bandits are pillaging in the
outskirts ot Chihuahua City, it was re
ported to the military authorities here.
The people tear that ulu will make
good his threat to attack the city on
independence day.
Inquiry As To Cars Needed to
Transport Troops Stirs
the Border
By Webb C. Miller
(I'nited Press staff correspondent)
F.l Paso, Texas, Sept. 15. That ten
tative plans are under wnv for with
drawal of the national guard from the
border was revealed today when tele
grams from Washington reached every
guard commander asKiug how many
tourist and stock cars would be neces
sary to transport troops back to their
respective state mobilization camps.
Guard officers today are making up
reports of the number of cars needed
to carry each organization.
As the report of receipt of telegrams
spread over the militia camps hern it
caused a buzz of excitement among of
ficers who believe it forecasts an early
withdrawal of the guardsmen.
Armv ouicinls at headquarters, how
ever, pointed out that the actual with
drawal may be weeks or months dis
tant as this is only the first move.
After the homeward movement begins
it will consume several weeks as the
transportation to their home stntes of
one hundred thousand troops, with lim
ited trackage, is a huge problem.
Stock Market Booms
Prices Rule Higher
New York. Sept. 13. The New York
Evening Sun financial review today
Although operations throughout the
list today were in heavy volume, with
further decided improvement in many
parts of the list, there was not the fur
ious buying which marked the greater
Morgan, Rockefeller and Du
pont Gather In Many
Money Mad Speculators
Dressed In Rubbers Jam
Gambling Resort
New York, Sept. 15. The Morgan,
Rockefeller nud Dupont groups of fin
anciers have reaped millions in in
creased valuation of thoir holdings in
the present boom on tho stock exchange,
according to estimates in Wall street to
day. Steel, oil and motor stocks have
been lenders in the wild rusn of specu
lation which recorded one million shares
day after another and sent prices to
new high records on many successive
The boom started iu the "Morgan
group" and it is common talk on the
street that a bullish sentiment was de
sired in order to facilitate the flotation
of the recent British loan. As the up
ward movement was getting well under
way, Maine election returns were inject
ed into the situation and a price move
ment followed, described as similar to
the boom which started when first re
turns indicated McKinley'a election in
I'nited States Steel went to a record
at 107 a share yesterday, a figure which
was duplicated today; General Motor
shot upward at a $50 a "day rate to t'.'50
a share and was but slightly under thnt
figure today.
. Standard Stocks Rocketed.
On the curb the various Standard Oil
stocks have been successfully rocket
ing, Standard Oil of Indiana, Ohio Oil
and Prairie Oil and Gas selling up
nearly a hundred points during the
course of the movement. These three
groups represent in order, the interests
of Morgan, Dupont nud Rockefeller.
International Mercantile Marine, an
other Morgan interest, which, with Uni
ted States Steel, form the two great
est mergers ever made in this country,
has been another of the lenders in the
present movemeut, common selling from
50 cents to 50.75 and preferred from
$:i to $125.25 iu little more than a
Identified with the Dupont interests
arc two other groups known as the
Katiffman anil the CliutuinPhoenix
bunk groups. General Motors, Chevro
let Motors nnd United Motors by their
advances, have enriched these men by
millions. Almost unnoticed General Mo
tors new stock nppcuied on the curb
market, selling for future deliveries
"when issued" nud jumped from 125
to 100 a share.
Little Fellows Art V timers.
It is on the curb that the little fel
lows have run shoestrings into 'thou
sands during the present movements.
The game of the small speculator there
has been riding the upward market by
purchase of low priced copper stocks.
One example of inflation jn this list is
furnished bv United Verde lixtcnsion
par value 50 cents, which sold nt less
tiinn !2 a share recently und hail jump
ed today to 015.
Wild scenes were enacted on the curb
today as " war brides" continued to ad
vance. It poured down ruin during the
morning, but trading did not even hesi
tate for nu iiiHtnnt. Dressed in rubber
coats and lints, curb brokers dashed
from group to group in the street, sig
naling und shouting orders to their men
leaning out of windows. The crowd
jn mined the street from curb to curb
und t limiting of the brokers could be
heard blocks away.
Curbed for the bnd venther the
brokers appeared to be dressed for a
carnival. .Men representing different
houses wore vnrinus colored rubber hats.
Blue, red, yellow nnd orange lints bob
bed nbout in the crowd, while, with a
wild gesticulating the brokers trans
mitted orders to their offices.
part of Thursday's session or the 'fev
erish anxiety on the part of the com
mission house customers to get into the
There were many cross currents born
of realizing snles, bear pressure and
new buying. Stocks which hud not been
so active were taken up with good re
sults, while interest in stnndurd rails
was mor pronounced, particularly in
I'uion Pacific, which moved up to a
new high record for the year. Many
sharp advances were recorded nmong
the so-called specialties and in some of
the equipment shares. United Stntes
Steel and other steel issues were In
demand on all recessions; also the cop
pers, especially Anaconda and Ameri
can Smelting and American Can and
the railway equipjment securities.
In the lato dealings prices as a rule
were strung under the lead of I'uion
Pacific, New York Central and the
San Jose, Cal., Sept. 15. For
the first time since the battle
was started Sunday, fire fight-
crs early this morning expressed
a hope that the forest fire in
the Santa Cruz mountain dis-
trict is under control and will
soon bum itself out without
causing further damage. The fa-
mous Jf'alifornita redwoods are
safe, as are the ranch houses
on the O'Neal, Letcher, Bolph
and Deeririg ranches.
Back firing in adobe canyon
proved effective finally,' m
keeping the blaze from crossing
to Black mountain
Lowden's 107,000, Dunne's
70,000-McCormick Is An
, Easy Winner
Chicago, Sept. 15. With only 344
down state precincts missing from Wed
nesday's primary, indications' today
were that former Congressman Frank O.
Lowdcn, republican, for governor, will
have a plurality of 107,000 over Morton
D. Hull, his nearest opponent. The vote
gave Lowden 20li,8S4j Smith, 72,524;
and Hull, 108,750.
ith 844 precincts missing, Governor
Dunne, democrat, for governor, received
129,024 votes, a plurality of about 70,-
000 votes over William Brinton, Roger
Sullivan entry. Trayaor's vote was
Latest returneg indicate thnt Medill
ivicCormick is an easy winaer for the re
publican nomination for congressman at
large. Former Senator William E. Ma-
son is still lending over B. M. Chipper-
field and is believed a winner, though
Cuipperfield continues to cut down Ma
son's Cook county' plurality with a
heavy poll down state.
James B. Mann, republican leader in
the house, won re-nomination for con
gressman over Bev. M. P. Boynton, 14,-
NOI) to 3,4M.
Charles Martin.- democrat, for con
gressman iu the Fourth district, was the
only interloper who broke the charmed
circle of sitting congressmen in the
25 districts of Illinois. He defeated
Congressman James T. McDermott for
the 0mocrntic nomination.
Managers Think Strike Brok
en, Strike Leaders Think
New Vork, Sept. 1.1. With subway
and elevated lines running nt better
than nornuil capacity and taking care
of the overflow from the tied up sur
face lines, ot'ficiiils of New York's
traction systems today declared the
carmen's strike was broken.
With a showing of tome 10,000 for
mer employes sticking to tiieir strike,
union labor leaders countered with n
threat thnt unless a settlement camo
on ihcir own terms lliey would tie up
the city on Monday with a syaipathetic
strike of 4lO,noo trade unionists. Be
tween the two divergent forces, Mayor
Mitchcl and the public service commis
sion nro seeking so far in vain to
obtain some middle ground for adjust
ment. I'nlph Fusseno, driver of aa ice
trucji, was hurled twenty feet and prob
ably fatally injured, when a Third
avenue car plunged down n grade at
Ninety Sixth street today into the
truck, Tiie strikebreaking inntnrmnn,
William Mi'Gownu, and several passen
gers were cut nnd bruised. Anna
Schwartz, age 22, a passenger, had both
hips ditJocatcd.
Numerous instances of "bombnrd
nient " of elevated trains by milk bot
tles, stones and other handy missies
were reported today. No one was in
jured. One shot was fired, the bullet
lodging iu the woodwork of the car.
The socialist party headquarters here
today announced a campaign for munic
ipal ownership of all transportation
lines in the city, with a series of meet
ings to thresh out all sides to the issue.
Berlin, via wireless to Pay-
ville, L. I., Sept. 15. Prince
Frederick WWilhelm of llesso,
a nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm,
was killed in the fighting near
Cara Ormnn, in the Balkans, it.
was officially announced today.
Prince Frederick Wilhelm
was 23 years old and a member
of the non-reigning branch of
the royal house of Hesse. Ho
had been wounded earlier iu the
Fire Started When She Was
Thirty Miles Off Shore at
One o'CIock
AH of Her 453 Passengers
Saved-5,000 Barrels of :
Oil in Tanks Burns
Eugene, Or., Sopt. 15. A ape-
ciul train to carry passengers
from the burned liner Congress '
to Seattle left here at 7:30 a.
iu. today for Marshfield. It is
due to arrive there about 12.30
p. m.
Southern Pacific officials
said that the passengers would 4c
not reach Portland before to-
morrow morning. A second
special is boing made up for
the crew. It will follow that
of the passengers.
Marshfield, Ore., Sopt. 15. Officers
of the burned liner Congress were un
able to tell today how the fire started.
They agreed it originated in cargo un
der the second . steerage, aft. Smoko
curling up from the bold gavs the first
warning. ' .
' There is nothing left of the crack
steamer but its metal parts steel hull,
smokestacks and masts. Smoke was still
drifting -from the blackened ehell at
A report that several passengers had
been overlooked in their-staterooms and
suffocated was denied today by officers.
They declared a careful check had been
mudo and every person accounted for.
The special train from Kugenn to con
vey passengers to Seattle is due to ar
rive early this afternoon. Its appaer
ance is eagerly awaited bv the passen
gers saved from the floating furnace.
Many went to the beach this morning
to view tho wreck. The Congress lies
a short distance off shore. Some of
the castaways wore ill fitting garments,
donated by sympathetic towaspeople.
Their own wore burned. A lnrgc num
ber were seasick and lying in berths
disrobed when stewards spread tho fire
alarm. "I never saw so many babies
aad little toddlers aboard ship before,"
said Mrs. D. K. Smith, of Seattle. "Thia
added to the .danger, but nearly every
body was composed. Some were hys
terical but most laughed and joked."
All Behaved Splendidly.
Mrs. Smith declared that even whilo
the hot decks could bo felt under foot
nnd the roaring flames heard, some of
tho men nnd women crowded in the bow
tried to treat the affair like a pleas
ant adventure.
Mrs. F. L. Asliton, of Seattle, saved a
baby. It's seasick mother left it in Mrs.
Ashtoa's care. She carried it down B
ladder to a lifeboat, and restored it to
the mother on shore. Mrs. Ashton'a
hand wns crushed uetween the lifeboat
nnd the steamer's side.
Mrs. S. B. Snrensoii, of San Fran
cicco, snid: " Kveryhody behaved splen
didly, A steward came to my state
room and askcil me to come on deck im
mediately. When we got into the cor
ridor he rushed me through a wall of
smoke, putting his hand over my nose
and mouth so I wouldn't breathe it."
II. L. Peck, of Los Anjeles, an of
ficial of the Pacific. Klectric company,
was en route to Seattle to visit hrn
brother. He praised the crew for its
coolness. He said all the luggage that
could be saved was piled in the bow
and lowered to lifeboats after nil pas
sengers were off.
Marshfield, Ore., Sept. 15. Sinoka
pouring from its upperworks and its
steel plates red hot in spots from th
rumbling blaze inside, all that is left
of the crack coast liner Congress lay
on Coos Bay spit today practically a
total loss,
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ArtEfe THIS-
Oregon: To
night and Sun
day fair, easterly
winds. .
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