CIRCULATION IS OVER 4000 DAILY , : - ' . FULL LEASED WIRE DISPATCHES ' l$ i 'js )f s(t 3(5 THIRTY-NINTH YEAR NO. 219 SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY; OCTOBER 14, 1916 DDTill rrHTTk WN ON TRAIN 8 AND NEW r LOSS ON TWO FRONTS ESTIMATED AT 2,620.000 Hermans Place Loss of ATi'-i Three and a Half Months On Somme Front at Xj'k f f If . Russians in rour Month .s ft Balkans More Violent- by Rumanians Berlin, via wireless, to Sayviji . Oct. 14 Ninety fresh Anglo-French divisions (about 1,620,000 men) were prac tically annihilated in the three months and a half of the Somme offensive the military critic of the semi-official news agency asserted today. These divisions were withdrawn and disappeared completely from the battle, he wrote. Fifty five divisions, in consequence of heavy losses, could engage in the com bat only twice; fifteen divisions were in action three times and only one remained so intact that it could enter the battle four different times. Four divisions were beaten so badly that after the second engagement they had to be sent to fronts where little fighting occurred, but on critical days were recalled and sent to other fronts. j v Since the beginning of the Somme offensive, 178 divis ions (3,184,000 men) partly new and partly filled up, have been launched against the German positions, the military critic stated. Russian losses from June to October 1, he estimated at about 1,000,000 men, quoting the statement of a Kiev fficerin a Swiss paper as authority. Some Siberian regiments were completely annihilated, he asserted, and the Fourth Siberian army corps alone lost between 1.1,000 and 14,000 men from August 31 to September 3. Germans Checked ill Balkans. . moved by theoretical international to- . London, . Oct. 14. The Rumanians liuve halted au attempted Austro-Ger- man invasion south of the Red- Tower 1'usa and have driven the Teuton back for a short distance from the border. Bucharest dispatches todnv reported that General Fnlkenhayn's udvance has! l.uon ehnplfa.l vorvhUI- . southern Truusylvaninn frontier. On the! night, and also trenches northwest of eastern frontier the Germans have been 'the town, it was officially announced to stopped ou the Rumanian northern wing day The Flnch imPmdiately counter and thrown back at - some points by .. . , , , ., ' . t,. ..m., .h.,i.. vi.h, m, attacked and drove the Teutons from Rumanian resistance is stiffening. ' The battles on both allied wings in the Balkans are again becoming more violent. The British are at the out Skirts of the city of Seres, already ure tier bombardment, and have cleared the surrounding country of the enemy. ' On the left wing the Bulgarg havt been counter attacking desperately, but Irtive been unable to bend buck the Ser bian line. , King Constantino, despite the growth of the Venizelos movement in (ireece, continues to delay plans for Greece' ontry into the war. The king told a diplomat, according to the Athens correspondent of the Daily Chronicle, that he was convinced the Germans would overrun Rumania witnin JS days and that he tenred (ireece would meet a like fate if she joined the allies. ' Want to Keep Territory. Berlin, Oct. 14. German socialists back from the horrors of the trenches win never consent to the evacuation of French and Belgian territory for which they paid the price in blood, the social ist uewspnper Die Glocke declared. Die Glocke disagrees with Philip Scheidemann, socialist lender, who de clared in a leichstng speech that France could see her soil mid that of that Bel gium freed tiTlluT" YuTi -lied ling another drop of blood woum consent to pence, me without ir sue would consent to pence, me iicwjpaper reminds Selicidemniin that socialist soldiers are not apt to bo Ther'll be free fer all trot at Me loi.ieon hall t 'night. Th ' peaches on top o ' th ' baskets are unusually large au ' fine thu fall. 0 Men, and That of the S" . AAA AAA r 1 c i,uuu,uuu rignnng in 0 L ian Advance Checked Oil ' y KM cialistia ideas. Took Trenches But' Lost Them. Paris, Oct. 14. The German!) succeed' ed in re-occupying part of Ablaincourt village in a violent attack, preceded by screen lire. soutu or tne .somme inst the positions. Loss 28,000 in Two Days. London, Oct. 14. The Austrinus have lost 28,000 men in the lust two days of fighting on the Carso plateau, said a wireless dispatch from Rome today. The battle continues with undiminished vio' lence. Submarine Sunk Cruiser. Berlin, Oct. 14. A Oerman submarine sank the French cruiser Rigel in the Mediterranean October 2 and torpedoed the French cruiser Gallia on October 4, 1,000 French and Serbian troops perish ing, it was officially announced to- jay. a German submarine in the Me.li terranean October 2, sank by two tor pedoes the small French cruiser Rigel, built as a destroyer and on October 4, the French auxiliary cruiser Gallia, by one torpedo," said tho official state- ! ment. About 1,000 men of the Frnneo-Ser bian troops on board the Gallia, bound for Salonika, perished. The ship sank wtihin 15 minutes." Loss of the Gnllia was admitted by the French admiralty a few days ago and it was stated that more than S00 JTV"? mil,aine- The French steamer! Kigel, of 3,375 tons registered at Mar- seilles. is bel inVPil to lin flirt ftmnll ' seilles. is believed in h tlm mnll "French cruiser" mentioned in the Berlin sttacment. Market Rather Quiet Prices Unchanged New York, Oct. 14. The New York Evening Sun financial review today said: On a moderately active volume of trailing prices showed active volume of dencies in the best part of the short ses sion, with early movements either way confined, as a rule, to small factional changes. In the greater number of stocks, however, opening quotations were slightly above yesterday's closing, while throughout the first hour ad vances and losses from the initial fig ures were about evenly distributed. It was almost wholly a professional specu lation in which traders exhibited little disposition to make extended committ ment on either side of the account. To a great extent activity was provided by the steel and copper issues, the equip ment shares, Borne of the motors, the shipping issues and a few of the rails, most of which sold off before the close of the market. Among the specialties Consolidated Gas, International Paper was in demand and othter low priced securities appear ed to be attracting buying, notably Erie and Rock Island. Advanees in the first of the session induced more or less liqui dation in all active stocks, but offerings were easily absorbed. lie SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 WITH THE CANDIDATES Socialist A. I.. Benson spoke at San Francisco Friday night. Campaigning in San Francisco Saturday with no set speeches. Will speak at Oakland, Cal., Sun day uight. Prohibitionist The prohibi tion special with Candidates J, Frank Hanly and V- Ifa I.andrith on board, touring easti em Kentucky and Tennessee. Will hold big rally at Nash ville Saturday night. Republican Charles Evans Hughes swinging through Ne braska. Will speak at Lincoln Saturday night. Democrat President Wilson ; at Shadow Lawn. Is scheduled to address a large party of Penn sylvania democrats Saturday afternoon. Would Place An Embargo On Foodstuffs to Relieve Living Cost San Francisco, Oct. 14. Allan L. Ben son, socialist candidate for president, will conclude his campaign in the San Francisco bay cities tomorrow night with an address in Oakland, where so cialist lenders expect a large attend ance. Benson continued to dwell at Iciieth upon the draft clause of the Hay-Cham berlain army reorganization bill in his address here last night, lie criticised tho attitude of both President Wilson and Republican Candidate Hughes' in this regard, declaring they have a "gen tlemen's agreement" not to mention the subject. .Discussing what he would do if he were president, Benson declared: "I would use the great navy to establish a blockade that would prevent any food from going out of this country so long as there wag a hungry man, woman or child in it.'? He denounced Hughes' record as gov ernor of New York and asserted that President Wilson is audacious in his at tempt to pose aa. the friend of labor. Benson will be the guest of the News papermen's club of this city at a recep tion tonight. GEORGE EVANOFF CUTSHIS THROAT His Body Found In His Room Last Night His Hand Still Holding Razor The body of George Evanoff, a young man who for a number of months has beeu working at the Spaulding mill, was found in room No. 2 of tho W. O. T. tl. rooming house at the corner of Commercial and Ferry streets last night shortly before 0 o'clock. His throat had been cut with a razor, which was still in his hand. He was last seen Tuesday, and it is thought that he had been dead since that day. Coroner dough was immediately no- ified by the caretaker of the rooming hase, and in turn notified the police The c'01.om.r ,,.(.i(i(,d it ,0 be of v. : -n i i i suicide. No inquest will be held. Jn n pocketbook of the dead man's cont was found a card asking that M. Cerssin, 301 Madison street, Portland, be notified. Coroner ('lough has sent notice to this address, but ns vet has received no response. Evanoff, who was about 20 years old came here a number of months ago to visit a brother, who is a patient in the state hospital for the insane. Since that time he hus been working as n laborer for the Spaulding company. Last Saturday he gave up his job there, but did not collect the wages due him. lie is described as having been of n despondent nuture, seldom seeking the companionship of his fellow workers. Wheat Off a Shade In Chicago Markets i Chicago, Oct. 14. Wheat closed low er today on free selling. Reports of unfavorable Argentine weather were un able to offset the drop, which was due to the desire to sell than to hold over Sunday; while uncertain conditions ex ist. December closed down 5-8 nt l..r7 3-S and May down O S at (157 3-H. Corn was down slightly on reports of good crop weather. Pcember closed down quarter at 70 3-4, and May down quarter at 78 1-2. Oats were lower. December closing down 3-8 it 41 and May down 1-8 at 51 1-8. Provisions were irregular, pork show ing sharp losses. E MICE SHOWS ALMS AUTO VAS ON LEFT SIDLOF ROAD J. M. Brown of Silverton Says Alms Was Going 30 Miles an Hour HIS SON AND MRS. WEEKS MAKE SAME STATEMENT films' Car . About Two Feet From South Edge of Road Skidded 100 Feet Two hours and a half of deliberation on the part of the coroner's jury in the attempt to fix the responsibiltv for the death of Mrs. C. M. Matlock, killed yes- ivruay morning, as me result or tne col lision of two automobiles, failed to agree on a verdict at 2:30 this after noon, but rendered the opinion that she came to. her death as the result of a col lision of automobiles, for the collision of which there were two causes the first was tho position of the Chalmers oar and its high rate of speed, and the second was tae turning to the left of the Ford car. i. ' ' The jury was composed of the follow ing: Earl Race, chairman; J. A. Mills, Hal D. Patton, Frank Morrison, A. M. Dalrymple and J. F. Davis. Tostimony of tho principals and wit nesses of the airtomobiile tragedy that startled Salem yesterday morning when Mrs. C. M. Matlock, well known resi dent of this city, was instantly killod in a collision between a Ford automo biile driven by Mrs. L. E. Weeks and a Chalmers ear-lriven bv Christian Aim or siiverton, ciiv indicated that Chris. ian Aim wjufMrjvfiig bWcnr on the wrong aide of the road and at a rato of speed believed to be not less than thirty miles per honr. Christian Aim was the first called to the g.and by District Attorney Ernest Ringo. He said his acre was 22 years and that he left Silverton about 8:30' Friday morning and was bound for the round up at Albany, intending to re turn late that night. He said he believ ed the accident occurred about H:.'M o'clock and that he was driving about 20 miles per hour. He said he believed he was running about the center of the road when he saw a car loom up out of the fog. Oa acCnit of the- density of the fog, he believed he could not sec 'much more than 200 feet in ad vance. He declared that immediately he saw the approaching car he put oa ' the brakes as ae realized there was danger of a collision. He said he did not sound his horn. He informed the jury that as soon as he put on the brakes be shut off the gas and did all he could to stop the car. Bays Both Da Center of Road ' Regarding the position of the Ford ear he said he believed it was In the center of the road. He said bo saw the other car turn just at the same he diid, and that it sounded no horn. After that all he heard was the crash. He could not remember any details of the accident. He said thnt Emil Swan, who was in (Continued on pnge six.) President Tells Governor Whitman Militia Is Doing Needed Work on Border By Robert J. Bender. (United Press staff correspondent.) Asbury Park, X. J., Oct. 14. Condi tions in northern Mexico are improving and the government will soon be able to do more in relieving the militiumen now on the bonier, President Wilson de clured in a letter to Governor Whitman of New York, made public today. At present, however, need for troops still exists. "From the beginning of the difficul ty which necessitated the cull for mili tia," wrote the president, "1 have been deeply sensitive of the inconvenience caused to the members of these citizen militia organizations by their separa-"lzcd tions from their families and from their ordinary business engagements and pur suits. "In order to minimize these sacrif ices, the war department is sending to the border from time to tune militia which have not participated in service there, nnd as each fresh Contingent goes, Oenerul Fuunton selects for return to home stations such units ns in his judg ment can best be spared. This policy will distribute this duty over e.s wide an area as possible and make its burden fall as equally as practicable upon or ganized militia forces. The emergency which led to the call of the militia was the possibility of aggression from Mex ico and protection of our frontier- This emergency still, unhappily, exists and I am advised by the military authorities that withdrawal of the militia at any PORTLAND WOMEN FAVORING UN VI Shouts of Welcome to New York Bunch Drowned by Cries for Wilson BANNERS WITH CAUSTIC INQUIRIES NUMEROUS One of These Head: "Which Goose Laid the Hughes Golden Special Egg?" Portland, Ore., Oct. 14. Amazonian warfare raged in the street of Portland today as women supporters of Hughes and Wilson clashed repeatedly in pitch ed verbal battles. The old days of militant suffragist exploits in England were recalled wheu flying squadrons of Wilson women heck eled campaigners from the Hughes spe cial ' meeting cries of "vote for Hughes!" with screams of "We want Wilson!" . . All down town street meetings except one were cancelled nt the last minute in an effort to defeat- the well nlannd democratic series of counter demonstra tions. . The location of tho street . meeting was kept secret. Flying brigades of Wilson women -paraded the sidewalks watching tho automobiles loaded -with Hughes supporters. At Sixth and- Alder streets an anti prohibition speaker was haranguing a small crowd. Vp dashed a big automo bile bearing Mrs. Katherine 1. Edson of I.os Angeles and Miss Elizabeth Free man oli Seattle. t , The "wet" speaker-was pressed into service to introduce the ladies: - Dr. Marie Equi, a local suffragist and Wilson supporter, started speaking from a soap box directly across the street. Her Crowd drowned Mrs. Edson 't first words with cheers for Wilson.. The Hughes crowd was silent, atten tive- The Wilson women were .noisy and demonstrative. Dr. Equi soon ceased her speech in derision of the so-called "golden special" and assumed the role of yell leader. Police strove to keep the moving crowds separated while those gathered about Miss Edson 's machine vainly tried to hear what she atd. More Wilsoa automobiles, loaded with pretty girlg who scattered democratic literature among the Hughes crowd, wedged into the throng. Police made them move on. Soon, however, the crowd was too dense for more muchiues to move. Then the Hughes women attacked in battle formation. Three huge automobiles load ed with women from the special train drove up and led in cheers fur Huubes- Miss Frcomnn started speaking while the Hughes women apparently bad tho upper hand. Vhen the HugheB machines slowlv crawled out of tho dense crowd, tho noisiest street meeting ever held in Portland broke up with a wild mingling of cheers, yells and cat culls. (Continued on page six.) time from the date of its original call up to and including the present, would, in all human likelihood, have been fol lowed by fresh aggressions from Mex ico upon the lives und property of the people of the I'uited States. Militia have, therefore, been used und are be ing used to repel invasion nnd are ren dering service of the highest quality und the most urgently needed character of their country. 1 am happy to be lievo thnt the condition in northern Mexico is improving and that in the near future wo will be able to do even more than has been done to relieve em barrassments under which these organ militia regiments have necessarily suffered. I share your admiration, my dear governor, for the spirit iu which these men hnve served nnd are serving their country and would be very sorry to have it supposed their retention on the border is for any mere purpose of completing their military training or, indeed, any less commanding purKse than tho preaervution of our frontier from aggression." The president's letter wns iu reply to an interrogation from Governor Whit mnn regarding the continued presence of New York militiamen on the border. The president said that a substantial num ber of the New York contingent either hnve been or are in the course of be ing released now and that ho hopes Gencrnl Funston soon will be able to afford tho New York militia further relief. Boilermakers Strike ' May Soon Be Settled San Francisco; Oct. 14 Two thou sand members of the boilcrmakers union who are on strike at the Union Iron Works today, are of the opinion that thi difference will be amicably settled and the men will return to work in a few days. This follows a conference be tween the boilermakers ofticials, offic ials of the shipfitters union and Union Iron Works officials at the mayor's of fice. .. . The present strike is peculiar in the fact that the wages, hours, etc., are sat isfactory to the nienjfind they are work ing under an ngreen etit with their em ployers that is satisfactory to all. Offers of the law and order commit tee of the cl umber of commerce to sup ply men to take the places of the strik ing boilermakers were declined by the Union IropVorks, which prefers to set tle the matter with its men alone. . i HUGHES GOT RUB DOWN I This Is Substance of Day's Activities Noted by Re porter with Him By Perry Arnold. (United Press Btaff correspondent.) On Board Governor Hughes' Special Train, Beatrice, Neb., Oct. 14. Swing ing across the Nebraska prairies today, today Governor Hughes struck vigor ously at-the democratic tariff policy and cried solemn warning against the evil days to come after the war if the democratic for revenue policy was con tinued. He was in splendid fighting trim,-his voice clear and resonant. - Today tho republican nominee was feeling particularly good after a new course of - treatment administered by Physical Director James J. Gibson; It was nothing more or less than an ath letic rubbing down, which Gibson start ed yesterday to. (jive the nominee after each one of his big speeches. Uuehej finished these oratorical ef forts in dripping poispiratioa.- lfe hust led into his overcoat and hurried to his hotel or his private car, where he nets a shower and then clambers into bed, while Gibson kneads his muscles with alcohol and witch hazel. As a result the nominee get Up 15 minutes lator Reel ing thoroughly revived and refreshed. Mrs. - Hughes narrowly - escaped, the loss of her favorite coat at the meet ing, at Joplfti last, night. The crowd was jammed into the ball. The cam paigning party got lost, Mrs. Hughes be ing separated from the governor. She took off her coat and sat down near by, later moving nearer to her husband but neglecting to carry her coat. Some bystander picked it up . end when time came to leave Mrs. Hughes could not find it. The governor himself finally espied and rescued it. It waa the only heavy coat Mrs. Hughes has with her and she was extremely pleased to get it bacK. Hughes waa scheduled for six speeches today, starting at Fall City at B o'clock and ending up at Lincoln tonight. SIIUS BROKEN Commissioner Wilson to Try New Plan of Returning Men to Work Biiyonne, N. J., Oct. 14 Convinced they hnvo broken the strike of several thousand oil workers In which three per sons have beeu killed and scores injured, Bayuiuie officials today planned to turn the workers back to their tasks through un entirely new departure in the hand- linit of such situations. A monster meet ing of strikers nnd those who refused to take chunees of violence by staying on the job, was called for this morning by Commissioner or i'uulic Snicty n'n ry ilson. ' Wilson plunnod to address the strik ers on a big open plain known as "the Flats" to tell them the strike is brok en and that he has the promise of the companies that nil will be given back their places. The plan admittedly was an experi ment and desnitc the claim that police authority now prevails, following the I gun play that accompanied rioting and looting, every avaiiume policeman was on the job armed with rifle or automatic when the workors sturted for "the Fluts" in the heart of the strike zone. A comparatively quiet night gave of ficials further hope today that the po lice have thoroughly cowed the rioters by the almost incessunt raids they have been mulling for the lust three days on the homes of workmen suspected of hav ing arms and ammunition. This search will continue tonight and Sunday. By Monday, whea the big plants of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey own, officials hope to have completely -(:.'...... I ..... nu 4.. .....I. .! disorders as marked the course of the strike up to yesterday. WILL BE HQ PEACE IF ALLIES INSIST ON LATEST TERMS Germany's Greatest Editor' Says Germany Can't Be "Knocked Out IF ALLIES WAIT FOR THIS PEACE WILL NEVER COME All Wilson Could Do Is To Suggest Meeting of Special Envoys . By Carl W. Acker-man. (United Press staff correspondent.).. Cologne, Oct. 14 "If those Jellowi make , peace only when Germany ia 'knocked out' then we will never make peace." 1 This emphatic declaration came today from Earnest Posze, chief editor of the Cologne Gazette and . probably Ger many 's greatest editor. His 32 years connection with that powerful journal makos him perhaps the best unofficial spokesman of the empire in replying to L.ioyu-ueorge's recent statement to the United Press that the war must bo on to a finish. "For weeks the allies have conducted a press campaign against peace, espe cially at Washington," said Poaze, i uey nave said repeatodly that ther will be no peace until wo are broken, until they reach the Rhine. , "These statements have strengthened our position enormously. In my opinion the military situation is better today than it was a year ago. The allies will never be able to broak the west front, while the situation on othor fronts may improve. The people are filled with confidence in Hiudenburg. " . i'.,Cnn President Wilson make peace)" he was aaked. . 1 "This waria so enormous that meth ods for bringing peace, which applied formerly, do not apply today," he replied- "An international congress can not settle it. The only plan is for Wil son, through ambassadors, to suggest that special envoys meet In Washington but I do not believe this would succeed now. . ' Can't Consider Allies' Term. "The allies want peace on their owi terms, which we certainly will not con sider. Here, as elsewhere, there are pcuce-at-any-prico folk, but the German people as a whole want peace only when we can exist as a nation." Three things, the Gazette editor con siders essential for peace, so far aa Ger many is concerned. First, the military situation must be considered, he said. Germany must Yol low nismarcK a policy of protecting her western boundary, perhaps by taking the French fortress of Belfort, and, aa the chancellor indicated, bIio must have an independent Poland' on her other frontier to protect her against Russian aggression. Second, Germany must develop and protect her agricultural resources so that she will no longer be dependent on Argentine or Russia for wheat or cattle. She must protect her indus tries so she can exist in the event of another war without outside aid if iieceKsnry. Third, Germany must consider her international position and must have colonics. l'os.o believes that Chancellor Von Betlimann-Holhvcg will retain his post for the remainder of the war despite the attacks of his critics. Field Marshal Von Hiudenburg, ho feels, is tho koy to the whole situation and so long as Hin denburg and tho kuiser joiu with Holl weg iu opposing unlimited submarine warfare, it will not be renewed. ft WILL MARRY DIVORCEES St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 14. The House of Deputies und the House of Bishops of the Protes tant Episcopal church in joint session this afternoon killed a resolution that would have pro hibited the marriage of all di vorced persons iu tho church. THE WEATHER Oregon: Fair toniuht and Snn d a y ; westerly winds. (dtT out OF y.