Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 19, 1916, Image 1

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Part of Contingent Landed at Marseilles Rains Halt
Movements On Western Front-Serbians, French and
Russian Troops Menace Bulgarian Base at Monastir,
Less Than Eight Miles Away-Germans Report Repulse
of Russian Attacks
By Ed L. Keen,
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
London, Sepk 19. German and French commanders
felt out the opposing ' lines with surprise attacks last
night while a heavy rainstorm impeded operations on the
great Somme battlefield. As a result sharp fighting oc
curred at points where there has been a lull for several
. The Germans battered the Champagne front heavily
in five attacks in force. Russian troops, part of the con
tingent landed at Marseilles, stopped every assault, the
French war office announced, inflicting heavy losses on
the Teutons.
The French struck northwest of Verdun. The Ger
man war office admitted that German trenches were
penetrated on Dead Man's hill, the burial ground for
thousands of the crown prince's troops in the unsuccess
ful attempt to take Verdun from the west bank of the
The only activity on the Somme front occurred south
of the river where the French war office this afternoon
claimed a slight advance east
office admitted the British gains east of Ginchy and near
Combles reported by General Haig last night but an
nounced the repulse of all French attacks.-
In the Balkans the pursuit of the Bulgars who have
evacuated practically all northwestern Greece is being
held up partly by Bulgarian counter attacks and partly
by the necessity of bringing up allied artillery. Serbians,
French and Russian troops are now menacing the Bul
garian base at Monastir, now less than eight miles away.
The German war office announced fresh victories
over the Russians on the eastern front and the capture
of 2,542 more prisoners.
The German official statement reported the repulse of
Russo-Rumanian .attacks in the Carpathians, near Dorna
Vatra, with heavy losses and also the repulse of Russian
attacks southeast ot Hatzeg..
i Serbs Fight Like Demons. I
London, Sept. 19. Allied troops
lisye crossed the Serbiun frontier at I
two 'luces nnd arc advancing against
the Bulgarian base at Monastir.
Serbian soldiers are fighting on their
native soil for the first time since their
retreat through Albania last winter.
. They have captured a series of heights'
from the Bulgars at Kiimuhchnlnn and
nave crosseu tne oeruo-ureeK border j
north of I.nke Ostrovo.
French and Russian troons tire en
iuyed with tho Bulgars near Kenale,
Serbian territory. Practically all !
the territory conquered by the Bulgnr- line appears imminent. The Ruinnninns
inn right wing in the recent invasion ; have the advantages of a nnrrow front
of Greece Ims already been recaptured protected On the flunks bv the Danube
by the Serbs, French and Russians. and the sea and there is little doubt here
The most savage fighting has occur-; that they will be able to repel the Teu
r?d where Serbs nnd Bulgarian came . tonic attacks.
in contact. Lager for revenge the Serbs
ire flinging themselves at the Bulgars Germans Battle at Verdun.
with knives nnd bayonets. Desperate Faris, Sept. 19. The Germans broke
li.i'id to hand fighting was reported out with five violent attacks on the
northwest of Lake Ostrovo.- Champagne front last night and at-
The Bulbars have mnde almost no tempted a bold stroke ngninst Dead
hlioug stand sinco their first strong Mans' hill, northwest of Verdun, where
defensive positions were wrecked by- there has been little fighting for sev
Fryirh and Serbian artillery. They era 1" weeks.
lime moved steadily northward in re"-! The war office this afternoon an-
When we see th ' grocer put a quart
o' oysters in a pint bucket we kind o'
fet-l like givio' up. It's wonderful
more people are not run down by autos
th way th' girls are dressin'.
of Berny. The German war
offered stubborn resistance but were
'"Rain defeated by French nnd Russiun
Oordnnnier, French coin
mnnder, established headquarters, in
Fiorina and ordered the pursuit of the
Hulgars continued, said an Athens dis
patch today.
Fighting with the allies near Fiorina
were a number of It reek volunteers
whose bravery was especially mentioned
in dispatches from Athens. In Dobru-
dja, the Kusso-Kuninniuii retreat has
completely halted on. the strongly forti
fied line south ot the (. onstnnza rail
way and' an inmortunt battle nn this
nonnced that Russian contingents de
fending the Champagne front checked
all the German attacks with screen fire.
The onslaughts were delivered east and
west of the Sounin-Somine-Py road, the
Germans losing heavily. '
Bad weather hindered operations on
the Somme front, but east of Berny the
French progress, taking some prison
ers. The attack on the Dend Man's hill
ectot was directed against a trench
captured by the trench yesterday but
was repulsed. j
The only advance on the Somme front j
reported by the war office today", that
east of Berny, drove deeper into the
German lines the wedge that now di
vides the Germans around Peronae from
the Bavarian divisions operating near
I'hnulnes. The object apparently was
to extend the French gains in this re
gion and improve the positions against
the possibility of heavy German coun
ter attacks.
The recent fighting on the front south
of the Somme left hundreds of German
bodies lying in the open between the
opposing lines. The Bavarians defend
ed their positions with the greatest
stubbornness and at many places the
French advanced only after wiping out
whole companies of enemy soldiers.
German Give Up Trenches.
Berlin, Sept. 19. The Germans have
(Continued on Pai Seres.)
Vancouver, Wash., Sept. 19.
Six workers on the Washington-
Oregon interstate bridge over
the Columbia river were suffer-
iug today from broken bones
and other injuries sustained ,
when their scaffolding collaps-
ed and they fell forty feet to
rocky earth. Work- on the
bridge, is not interfered with.
New York, Sept. 19. Betting on the
presidential election i more active to
day than at any time during the cam
paign. One wager of $10,000 on Hughes
at 2 to 1 was reported. Wilson money
is more plentiful today though, than
for the past few weeks and odds on
Hughes are wavering at 8 to 5.
Sham Campaign Is Giving the
Troops An Abundance
of Exercise
New Bratinfcls, Texas, Sept. 19.
The 14,000 national guardsmen engaged
in the 8o niilo hilTe from Fort Sam
Houstin to Austin, today resumed
their northward march despite the fact
they had just emerged from one of the
most terrific battles ever fought on
Texas soil.
When the 10,000 men under Briga
dier General Henry A. Greene ap
proached this town late yesterday they
round it held by 4,000 men under Brig
adier General S. L. Kichardson, which
had marched by a more direct route.
There ensued a sham battle that for
noise and excitement was near the real
thing. Artillery, machine . gun and
rifle fire echoed through the town for
hours. General Funston, who witness
ed (he maneuvers with his staff, pro
nounced them a technical success.
Greene's column Jeff for Hunter, ten
miles north, today, following a route
south of the Katy railroad. Kichard
son 's men started for the same place,
marching north of the railroad. At
Hunter the two columns will unite and
tomorrow will hike together to Blanco,
i nines ocyonn.
Corrals First of Three Games
and Reaches Hard for
I Xavin Field, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 19
mm.- tt.iiiii a i.uilll'llljl 1V1-1I iMIJL BCU1 '
ed first blood today in the series with
Detroit that may determine tho-Amer-
ienn league representative in the
worlds series. The Boston crowd wal
loped the junglers 3 to 1. Mays, hurl
ing for the champions had little trou
ble with the Tiger sluggers while Dauss
largely because 'of wildness wns in
trouble most of the time. The Tigers
niy run came in tne rittn inning
when Crawford singled, went to sec
ond on an infield out and scored on
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.Mil," milium, iw lltlU. JVl'WUIl
had several other scoring opportuni
ties nut could not get to Alavs with
moil u-flitinir
llrtul.nn nnmirloil llfllllla nml lua aim.
Cyossors, James and Bolnud for a total
oi twelve nits.
The defeat puts the Jennings elan a
gitiuu uuu a nuir ucuinu ine pueemait
ers. '
Official attendance 14,822.
Xavin Field, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 19.
The Detroit Tigers and Boston .Red
Sox collided this ntternoon for leader
ship of the American league. They bat
I ted before one of the largest mid-week
crowds that ever paid to see a game ia
Oscar Vitt was unable to play for the
Tigers and the Detroit infield was shift
ed all around, with Young on third,
iieilman on second and Burns at first.
The line-up:
Boston Hooper, rf; Janvrin, 2b;
Shorten, ef.; Hoblitzell, lb; Leads, If.;
Gardner, 3b; Scott, us.; Thomas, c;
iunya, p.
Detroit Bush, as.; Young, 3b: Cobb,
c: Veach, If.; Crawford, rf.; Heilman,
2b; Burns, lb; Stallage, c; Dauss, p.
Impires r.vans and Owens.
The Game by Innings.
First inning: Boston Hooper walk
ed. Janvrin forced Hooper, Heilman
to Bush. Shorten walked. Hoblitzel
forced Janvrin at third, Dauss to
Young. Lewis singled scoring Shorten.
Gardner walked. Kcott fanned. One
run. one hit. no errors.
Detroit A foul tip from Bush's bat
struck the Detroit shortstop in the face
and the game was hnlteu. Bush fanned.
Janvrin threw out Young. Cobb sing
led and stole. Veach lined to Lewis.
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Five State Conventions Meet
in Sacramento r This
Afternoon r
Johnson Men To Be Chair
men of G. 0. P. and Bull
Moose Conventions
Sacramento, Col., .Sept. 19. Governor
Hiram W. Johnson, republican nominee
for United States senntor, will abso
lutely dominate not only the republican
tttate convention, but also the progres
sive state convention, when they meet
at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Opposition to. Governor Johnson has
been swept away over night. It is doubt
ful if a score of voices will be raised
against any motion of the administra
tion in the convention. Many Jonnsoh
adherents predict that the opponents
will dwindle to less than 12 , by 2
o 'clock.
The conventions of the five parties,
republican, progressive, democratic, pro
hibition and socialist, were to have met
at 10 o'clock this morning, but were
postponed at the last moment until 2, in
order to give additional time for party
caucuses and lininj up of delegates.
While nothing definite has been de
cided as to the chairmanship of the re
publican convention, Frank H. Benson,
of San Jose, will be chosen, it is ex-
. From early niQinicJ there were con
tinual conferences at the governor's
office. Nearly all of the lltl qualified
republican delegates arrived by noon
John W. Stetson, of Alameda, and
Percy V. Long, of San Francisco, two
staunch Johnson men, win control the
state convention of progressives.
"The progressive party is to continue
in California," said Long this morning.
"A new state central committee will
be named. It is probable thut the con
vention will follow -the action of the
national progressive committee nnd en
dorse Hughes for president. I do not
know just whnt the plans are, as there
are so few delegates yet in the city."
A dark horse from southern Califor
nia is to be chosen chairman of the
democratic state convention, according
to rumor. The delegates from the south
arrived nt noon.
The democratic slate calls, it is said,
for the choosing of C. K. Cushing, of
San Francisco, for the chairmanship
of the new state central committee.
This committee will probably be re
duced in number from 200 to 200.
George S. I'utton, democratic nominee
for United States senator, arrived from
Chico this morning nnd will address
the state convention this afternoon.
Quarrel Starts in Card Room
But Ends in Fight On
Street with Police
Sun Francisco, Sept.19. The list -of
dead from The latest outbreak in the
Latin quarter may today total three or
four. O. H. Katto, advertising man
ager of L 'Italian Duily News and Jose
Diaz arc both near death in local hos
pitals. The trouble which occurred last
night was the result of a dispute over
gambling and the ensuing pistol battle
resulted in the killing of l'ietro Due
rent ami the wounding of Policeman
Harry Smith, as well as Katto and
A quarrel between Diaz, Jose Bodri-
guez and Alfonso Lopez was the cause
of the trouble. Ducreat, acting ns peace
maker was shot during the argument in
an Italian rooming house. Immediate
afterwards the three Mexicans ran into
the street, shooting at any one seeking
to stop them. A squad of police ap
peared and a revolver battle with the
Mexicans followed, in which Smith and
Diaz were shot by direct fir? nnd Batto,
who ran from his office to ascertain
the trouble was struck when he unwit
tingly ran into the line of fire.
Rodriguez alleged today that Lopez
had robbed him: after luring him to the
rooming house. He admitted they were
playing poker.
"What are these tracks in the toft
asphalt T
"Somebody's impressions of our eity
I a'pose."
Carranza Garrison at Chihua
hua Whipped by One
; Fourth Its Number
.General Trevino Says Troops
From the South Can Be
Depended On
By Webb MiUer.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Kl Faso, Texas, Sept. 19. With six
automobile loads of ammunition cap
tured from the arsenal in the attack
on Chihuahua City Saturday and with
more than a thousand reeruitB from
the Carranza ranks added to his forces,
Pancho Villa today is reported fleeing
back into the fastnesses of Santa Clara
canyon, entering it by the east mouth.
De Facto government troops from
Chihuahua have abandoned the chase of
the "fox of the Sierras" in the mean
time new troops from Monterey and
other points south are being rushed
north to take up the trail of the bandits
General Trevino, Carranz.a commander
at Chihuahua City fears to use the men
recruited from northern Mexico ngninst
Villa, as they invnrinbly desert to him
at the first opportunity.
Military men here do not under esti
mate the importance of Villa's attack
on Chihuahua City and declare that all
northern Mexico is now at the mercy
of the bandit lender. They point out
that the city is the strongest military
fortress in the north and that it was
defended by heavy artillery and a gar
rison of 7,000 men. Despite this strength
Villa, after openly boasting he would
attack the city "independence day"
made good his threat, entered the town,
released prisoners nnd withdrew carry
ing away ammunition and supplies and
taking with him more than a thousand
deserters from the Carranza garrison.
ma Not DiBturD Americans.
Scores of refugees from Chihuahua
City arrived in Juarez last night, bring
ing first hand accounts of the attack
and confirming monger reports that the
illistns overran the city and left it at
their leisure.
Only two civilian residents of the
city were injured and none of the few
American residents. In the early fight
ing the Villistas herded all civilians
who appeared ou the streets ihto a va
cant building nnd kept them inside
while the fighting was in progress.
All incoming refugees from the south
declare that a large number of de fncto
troops deserted and marched away with
Villa, with their arms and ammunition.
Before beginning the retreat, six auto
mobiles, commandeered by the bandits,
were hacked up to the nrscnnl and load
ed with ammunition. Four hundred Cnr-
rnnzn mutineers guarded them on the
march out.
Most of the 1.200 political prisoners
in the ienitentiary were released by the
General Gonzules has reinforced the
Juarez garrison with men and artillery.
The Carranza officials frankly admit
their fears of an nttnek upon Juiirez by
Vina torces.
So Successful That Great
Fleets of Them May Be
Feature of War Soon
Loudon, Sept. 1. Great buttles be
tween whole fleets and land dread-
naughts may result from the introduc
tion of the new "tank" or motor car
monsters in the Somme fighting by the
British, a Times correspondent at Bri
tish headquarters suggested today.
'In one short hour," the correspon
dent wired, "the tanks did more mili
tary service and killed more Germans
in uniform than nil the Zepeplins have
ever done.
"It may be that before this war is
done, we, the 'Germans and all the ullies
alike, shall be building other monsters,
huger and each more horrible than the
last until there will be laud battles of
whole fleets of drcailnuughts and ter
restrial monsters."
Only one of the "tanks" wan. de
stroyed in the Somme fighting, it was
learned today. In the center of Bou
leaux wood, where fierce fighting oc
curred, one of the new monsters lies
with its nose in the earth between op
posing lines, forming a barricade for
both British and Germans. How it was
destroyed has not been revealed in dis
patches from the front.
. :
The Hague, Sept. 19. Queen
Wilhelmina struck a warlike lit
note in her speech at the open-
ing session of parliament to- 4c
' She told parliament that im-
portant steps to strengthen the
Dutch forces to resist any attack
on the country's neutrality are
being taken and that the supply
of war materials and munitions
is growing. She warned bellig-
erents on both sides that Hoi--
lnnd ia prepared to resist such
an attack.
"We will fulfill the duties He
that international law imposes
upon neutrals," said the queen.
"At the same time we have
b trough- decided to defend our
independence against whomever
assails it."
Wife of Banker Suicide Will
Work to Pay Depositors
Who Lost
Chicago, Sent Ifl. " shall work
until every dollar is paid, and then 1,
too, shall die. '
That was what Mrs. Joseph Tuma
said today after she had recovered
from the shock of hearing that her hus
band had committed suicide yesterday
when a run on nis private bank bad
brought him near financial ruin.
Tuma had a loan of $00,000 out and
failure to collect it, made it impossible
for him to pay his depositors, who had
become alarmed bv the failure of sev
eral private banks. He made vain at
tempts to borrow siz.uuu to title over
the emergency.
"For years Joseph had worked as a
clerk in a bank and then 12 years ago
we started one of our own," said his
widow. "Vear in and year out we
worked hard and now it is for noth
ing, Joseph wanted so much tu leave
bis mark In the world. -
"And now they say Joseph has kill
ed himself. Poor Joseph, Well, the
peoplo shall be paid. And then I shall
join him. We worked together too long
to remain separated."
Skeleton Found Proves To Be
That of Missing Hotel
Clerk of Salem
The skeleton of the body found last
Friday in the underbrush of the Wil
lamette five miles north of the city is
evidently that of livin Springer, form
er night elerk of the Marion hotel, ac
cording to those who are in a position
) know.
Irvin Springer, a son of Peter Spring
er of this citv, night clerk of the Ma
rion hotel, disnppeured on the night of
Jnmutrv M, 111 1 fS, and notwithstanding
the fact that the father had done ev
arything to locate him, no word had
been received to indicate whether he
wns dead or living.
Last Friilny a skeleton with purt of
the clothing clinging to it vns round
bv some of those looking for the body
of Lelnnd Hendricks near the banks
of tho river in Polk county whero it
had evidently been washed during the
freshet of lust February. The remnius
were taken charge of by the corouer
of Polk county tor an inquest.
Identified by Keys.
In the pockets were found a bunch of j
keys and on the suggestion that theyi
might possibly huvo been those of young
springer they were brought to tho Ma
rion hotel. One proved to bo a pass
key thut was made especially for the
locks of the Marion, unlocking the doors
into all rooms. This pass key was in
the possession of Springer when he dis
appeared. Other keys were those for
the Marion cash regiter, for the cigar
room Bnd for the storage room, all of
which were In Springer's possession
when he disappeared. All of the 10 keys
found in the clothing of the skeleton
were those in the possession of Springer
and no other person. Besides the iden
tification by the keys found in the
cleaning, Peter Springer, the father,
went to Dnllus this morning and from
an examination of the clothing, and es
pecially a tie that had been presented
to his son shortly before his disappear
ance, is convinced that the remains
are those of his son. The clothing had
retained much of its color, notwithstand
ing it had been in the wnter more than
a year, and the tie was also easily Iden
tified. Teeth Will Identify him.
Another means of identification will
be from the filling of the teeth. Short-
1 ir vrmtitf Snrintrpr d isn itnpn red.
Dr. Mark Skiff had filled three of hie
front teeth in such a way that they
would be easily ideutified. Dr.' Skiff
(Continued ?( Two.)
m a mm mm a mm mm
Only 13.5 Persons Out of
1,000 Died in United
States in 1915
Decrease In Mortality Rate ia
Ten Years One-Sixth
Sanitation Did It
Washington Sept. 19. Only 13.5 per
sons out of every 1,000 in the United
States died during 1915,' according tr
figures by the United States hnreaii to- ,
day. This constitutes the lowest mor
tality rate ever ever recorded in this
country. . . . . ,
'the widespread awakening of the
people throughout the United States,"
said the bureau "together with th
great progress in medicine and sanita
tion has resulted in the saving of 170.-
000 lives during the year over 1905, a
decade ago." .
The decrease In the mortality rata '
during the decade is 10.7 per .cent, or
almost one-sixtn the report said.
ine most striking decrease dumis
the period was registered in Rhode Is
land, JO.U per cent. New York fol
lows with a falling off of 14.6 per cent;
New Jersey, 14.3; Massachusetts, 12.7;
Indiana of .8 per cent. Michigan showed
a slight increase of 4 5 of 1 per cent.
Among cities of -100,000 or more in
habitants, the tendency was still greater
toward reduction. Newark, N. J., show
ed a decrease of 2U.9 per cent; New
iorK i:ity, Zn.H; l.os Angeles, 25; Jer
sey City, 24.9; Pittsburg. 23.9; St.
Louis, 22.9; Denver. 22.7t Peterson. K.
J., 21.9; Han Francisco, 81.7. ,-
Minneapolis showed an - increased
death rate of 12.7 per cent during the
decaue; Detroit 4 per eent; St. Paul, 7;
Toledo, 7.7; Albany, 8.7, and Omaha,
Deaths by States Reporting. - -
The death rate per 1,000 by states, in
cluded in the 1915 registration was:
run torn ia, 13.7.
Colorado, 11.3.
Connecticut, 14.9.
Indiana, 12.7. ' '
Kansas, 10.1.
Kentucky, 12.3.
Maine, 15.0.
Maryland, 15.S.
Massachusetts, 14.5.
Michigan, 13.4.
Minnesota. 10.1.
Missouri, 12.
Montana, 11.4.
New Hampshire, 10,1,
New Jersey, 13.8.
New York, 14.(1.
Ohio, 13.
Pennsylvania, 13.8.
Utah, 9.9.
Virginia, 14.2.
Washington, 8.1.
Wisconsin, 10.8.
ltosebnrg, Or., Sept. 19. Roschurg
high school was in n turmoil toduy,
with students threatening a strike as
protest ngaiiist the removal of Dr. C.
II. Cleaves, a popular ins. motor. City
Superintendent Hamlin was hissed by
the students when ho sought to address
Sun Bernardino, Oil. Sept. 19.
Another trucklond of men
left here today for tho scene
of the forest fire raging In
Horse Thief canyon on the des-
ert side of the C'a.jon Pass.
Fears were expressed for the
safety of the Santa Fe railroad
lines running through the sceno
of the fire. A number of ranch-
ers' homes are believed endang-
A section crew from Summit
has been fighting the fire since
midnight, aided by several rang
Oregon! To
night and Wed
nesday fslr,
northerly winds.