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THIRTY -NINTH YEAR NO. 242
. SALEM, OREGONSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1916
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Mackensen's Forces aud i E Rumanians Battle Desper
ately for Control of Buuge at Cernavoda-AHies Have
:l v the Better of It But Victory Not Decided fierce Fighting
Reported at All Points Along Russian, Front Honors
Easy On the Somme
London, Nov. 11. The great battle between Russo
' Rumanian forces and Mackensens troops in the Dobrudja
for possession of the bridge that crossed the" Danube at
. Cernavoda continues. 1 Advices today ,. from Bucharest,
Petrograd and Berlin regarding yesterday's fighting em
phasize this conflict as the most important operation of
. the day on any o.the many fronts.
. Occupation of the Dunereav station, about two miles
due west of Cernavoda, was claimed by-Petrograd and
not denied from Berlin, appears to have given .the' Slav
: onicv armies at least a temporary advantage in their ef
, f6rts to press back or envelop General Mackensen's left
flank, which rests on the Danube. Military experts here
; say a Slav success at this point would change the complex
ion of the, Dobrudja front materially, with great disad
vantage to the Teutons. f v
Russians are reported in strong force about Cernavo
da. They are reported hurriedly, bringingNip artillery
for a final smash. ,
: Reports of sanguinary fighting in this sector appeared
to be born out by other reports to Petrograd of hundreds
of dead picked up in -territory from which Mackensen's
forces have been hammered back. ;
; There was still some doubt here as to the sharp fight
ing about Predeal. Both sides claimed the advantage.
-The Berlin statement admitted the Transylvania Rumam
ian armies adopted a strong offensive but that all attacks
were repelled, Petrograd advices said the Rumanians
have all but completed envelopment of the Teutonic left
In the territory about Dornavntra In
the Carpathian' mountain,- Russian
troops, according to Berlin, have devel
oped a powerful offensive. The Berlin
, announcement, attaches much importance
to their claim that terrific Austrian
oanter attack! hnve chased the Slavs
- from heights they took by storm in
three, days of fighting ending Friday.
The inennce a Russian, victory would be
.o General Falkeuhayn ' rear at this
point has led to the belief that the Teu
tonic armies will make a desperate
Oeneral Bursilof 's armies, Berlin ad
vices said today, were subjected to a
series of ferocious wave, attacks north
of Baranovichi; where heavy fighting
is going on for possession of railway
lines which connect with Minsk to the
northeast and with Strumen to the.
southeast of Baranovichi. It was at.
this point that Berlin reported heroic
nchievements by soldiers under Major
General Von yna and a regiment of
Brandenburgera- 'The Russians, accord
ing to Berlin, were swept back to their
second line trenches after eight - as
Fleet Helps Army,
petrograd, Nov. 11. The Russian
fleet has come to the aid of the Slav
onic armies which are fighting in the
Dobrudja. An official . announcement
from the war office today said the fleet
'lias heavily bombarded the Rumanian
eerport of' Constanzn, Inflicting great
! Const anzn is almost due east of Cer
Sia'veda, where fierce fighting is now
going on between Russian and Teutonic
pclq-gxannualcitysna taoin nn uuu
Figure don't lie. but you kin uphol
ster 'em so they'll answer th' same
purpose. Alius wait fer th' second
forces for possession of tho big Danube
bridge. German General VonMncken
sen's left wing rests on the Danube
near Cernavoda. His right wing is on
the Black sea uear Contunza.
German Loss Heavy.
Paris, Nov. 11. The Germans sustain
ed terions losses when they were re
pulsed in attacks on French positions
south, of the Somme in the vicinity of
Deiiiecouit the war office announced
"We maintained all our 'ground,"
the statement said.
"North of the Somme there were
spirited artillery duels in the region of
Lex Bouefs and Sailly-Saillisel. i'hench
aviators brought down five German
aeroplanes, i'wo were destroyed by
Aviator Guynemer, making the total of
enemv machine brought down by him
British Take Trench,
Londori, Nov. 11. British troops, in
the face of a terrific barrage fire, last
night stormed and raptured the eastern
ftprtion of the important Regina trench,
a portion of which they had taken Oc
tober 21, General Hnig reported to the
war office today. The report said the
British have secured the new. position.
Mackensen Retreating. , .
Borne, Nov. 11 General Mackensen's
retreat in the Dobrudja from positions
about i;ernavoda continues, wireless re
Torts from Bucharest said today. A
great 'tin is rnging in the direction of
t'efnnvoda, leading to the belief that
the Teutons fired the city before evac
uating it. . The Bulgarian population of
Dobrudja is reported fleeing to the Bul
Newspaper ia Berlin
Says Hughes Would
Berlin. Nov. 10. (Via Savville)
Taking it for granted that Charles
Evans Hughes has been elected presi
dent, most or the iterlin newspapers to
dnv published statements explaining
why. The Vossische Zeituug attributed
the supposed result to the Wilson for
The Berliner Tngeblatt asserts that
"President Wilson was defeated not
because of bis foreign policy but for
This paper says that the American
people approved the Wilson attitude
toward the war.
The Targes Zeitung says that the
election of Hughes means th.it the
money power's are now controlling the
United States government
The general impression is that he
election of Hughes means a high tariff,
a luilitnristie-iiuperialistie policy and a
sterner attitude on foreign relations.
The net earnings of the United States
Cast Iron Pipe company for the nine
months ended ssepternDer ju, were fi,
040,909. v ,
GERMAN PRESS PLEASED '
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Amsterdam, Nov. 11. Great
' surprise is expressed in German
newspapers received here over
. the re-election of President Wil-
son. Where there was doubt ex-
pressed in previous editions that
v uio presmenc again had been
chosen, all now accept his re-
election as a matter of fact. .,
. The Cologne Gazette editorial-'
"The only fundamental de-
sire of the American people is
peace. They procured a victory. $
With Wilson remaining our rela-
- tions with America will continue
The Cologne Volks Zeitung
- "President Wilson's ; re-elec-
lie tion strengthens our confidence
that the United States -will re-
Germans Left Many Supplies
Some of Them Much
- By Henry Wood. .
(United Press staff correspondent.)
With the French Armies at Verdun,
Nov- 11. The only German occupant of
the shell-scarred, bathtered, but still
firm Fort Vans, when the French
triumphantly entered it,' was a nonde-
jcript Hog aad he is now .being treated
with all the honors of war but out or
German supplies. Such was their haste
in abandoning the fort that the Ger
mans left behind a million cartridges,
three thousand meat rations, three thou
sand bottles of mineral water and large
quantities of anti-tetanus serums and
other drugs not obtainable .outside of
With their artillery in place, the iort
Vaux garrison now dominates the entire
Woevre plain:). . New lines of German
entrenchments are vaguely visible sev
eral kilometers off. They are in low,
marshy ground where it will be prac
tically Impossible to entrench firmly. .
In the Vi hours I was in the tort,
from -43 Wednesday morning until dusk,
the Germans ehplled it almost cpiistanV
hv the bin projectiles thudding down
every moment with clocklike regularity.
Home hit the roof, making the whole
structure reverberate,. but without doing
damage. .. '.
The garrison was gay and watcnea
with interest while the commandant
counted the hits; Lieuteunnt Diot, the
first French soldier to realtor Vaux,
came up and laughingly saluting, 'Jinoa
enpitain," said: . i
"The Question of your ooservanon
Dost has been finally settled. A German
shell just destroyed the one you chose,
so vou will, have to take mine." i
The first intimation to the French
that Vaux had been abandoned came
when the Paris wireless picked a Ger
man semi-official story to the American
press out of the ir. The French had
then almost entirely surrounded the fort
and were shelling it with 400 millimeter
:L - i.:u l..uA
guns wim u prwisiuu nunio nvu.u j
made its continued tenancy Dy tne uer-
mans impossible. ,i
With the news uiot ana nis company
immediately entered and succeeded,
with but few exceptions, in reuderiug
useless the planted mines, wun wuicu
the Germans had intended to blow up
the tort after the French occupation
The several that didxplode went off
prematurely and did only a superficial
damage. . ' - ;
One of tne prizes oi tne, t rencn was
the record book of the German com
mandant, containing plans for the re
organization of the fort and data on
the killed and wounded in therecent
fiuhtine. The new figurea lead the
French to estimate the total German
losses at eVrdun at 700,000. 1 ,
At noon N Wednesdaythe garrison
heard that Hughes hadTVen elected.
The word eame by wirelos to General
Mungin, who planned the entire re-taking
operation. He spread irlelephonical
ly to all the stations along the line.
The men were greatly interested.
But the dog. As I left he was in the
hands of two "poilus." They were feed
ing him ns he probably had not been
fed for weeks. His tail was wagging.
In another day or two be is expected
to enlist under the tri-color. '
JOHNSON MUST RESIGN
Saeramento, Cal., Nov.- 11.
- Hiram Johnson cannot be Uni- .
ted Ktates senator and governor
of California at the same time,
but. must resign the latter office
by March 4, 1U17, or violate the
California constitution, accord-
ing to a statement today by the
state controllers office. This of-
fice has been investigating the
matter of issuing salary war-
rant when Johnson becomes
SUFFRAGE LOSES IK
Sioux Falls, 8. D., Nov. 11. Incom
plete returns from all over the state
give on suffrage:
For, 22,U34j against, 25,243. '
Condifcv Discussed From
Every Angle, by Leaders
SAY OFFICIAL FIGURES
MAY SHOW HUGHES WON
Returns Show They Have
Nothings On IVhich to
, Basei Hopes
i n"; By Perry Arnold
(United Press staff correspondent)
Now York, Nov! 11. Charles Evans
Hughes will let' his telegram of con
gratulations to Woodrow Wilson await
the official count ef the votes in Cal
ifornia, New Mexico, North Dakota,
New .Hampshire and possibly one or
two other states, j;
If the official fount confirms the
Wilson victory apparent now, it is the
republican nominee's wish and he' is
the one who, being mainly concerned,
has the final say that thero be no
contest or court ocoedings.
The reason the ropumieans still were
nnwilling to concede defeat is that in
the five states whose vote is still in
complete a change Of 6000 votes might
mean shift in the tide of victory from
Wilson to Hughes. Errors involving
several thousand votes frequently are
discovered in recounts. The republicans
hold they' very easily may have been
made, in the excitement of tabulating
results of one of he closest elections
in American political history.
In round- Jieures, unofficial returns
ahow Wilson's lead in California about
4,000; in New KeJfe,' about 2,3U0; in
North Dakota, aboutSOO; in Minneso
ta Huahes' lead about. 600 .(with the
soldier vote still to be counted) ;.
while in New Hampshire there is less
than ,100 margin for Wilson. The elec
toral vote of these states wnere iue
margin is less than 8,000 votes , totals
Hughes now has 243 votes in the elec
toral college about which there is lit
tle doubt. The republicans figure Min
nesota will also1 bf his, bringing his1
total to 255. That la 11 less than the
26 majority required in the electoral
colleeed. If a recount should show New
Hampshire republican, bringing the re
publican total to zou ana Jiugnes snouiu
gain several of California's electoral
votes on a split of electors, possible
under the state laws, he would arrive
at tno place where North Dakota's five
vote, or New Mexico's tnree. recounwu
and found republican, Ikight put him
over, instead of Wilson.
Tlie-pnilless conferences ot rcpiiDiican
managers still were on today. They
were a few recriminations at what the
victnrinua democrats facetiously reier
red to as " the wake ' ' proceeded at the
republican headquarters, but for the
most part tho leaders were planning re
organization of the party beginning
already to look forward to 1920. One
thing that gave cause for joy was that
the democratic majority in the house
of representatives has been swept away.
Wilson no longer has eomplete domina
tion of the national legislature.
L1flf. WS AT EVERETT
Carload Hand Cuffed Togeth
er Leave Seattle 41;
Seattle. Wash., No v. - 11.-Heattle po
lice, under Chief Buckingham and tieu
tenant Hedges accompanied tne seeona
carload of handcuffed l. . v.. s wno
wer transported from Heattle to Ever
ett last night, to protect them against
possible violence from ttnonomian coun
The 41 members of the organization
have been formally charged with mur
der in connection with the gun fight in
which deputies and five L W. W.'s were
killed at the tverett watetJront oun
dav. ! - .
- Forty ' special deputies,, besides the
uniformed police were in charge of the
interurban special car whictt left neat
tie with the prisoners about 7 p. m.
The word of the departure waa kept
secret and the prisoners were lodged in
the Snohomish county jan before any
one knew they had been brought back.
A deputy walked beside each pair of
Attorney C. K. H. Wood, of Portland,
arrived in Seattle to -prepare for the
defense of the accused men.
The Pike Coal ft Coke eotnpany, of
Pittsburg, has filed notice at Dover of
an incre. in capital from 11,000,000 to
'THE LADY : '
Washington, Nov. 11.
"What 'II the speaker call the
newly elected" congress wom
an!"' The fixed form of addressing
members is "the gentleman
from" whatever state the gen
tleman 's from.
here, after trying the. sound
of various other titles, . finally
agreed on the obvious
"The lady from Montana."
THE 1ST WOMAN
kss Rankin of Montana Sews
As She Tells What She
i Intends To Do
Missoula,' Mont, Nov. 11. "I am go
ing to Washington to represent the wo
men an dchildren of the west to work
for an eight hour day for women, and
for laws providing that women shall
be paid the saiqewugea as men for equal
amounts of work. "
Miss Jeanette Rankin, newly elected
republican congressman or "congress
woman" from Montana, was sewing as
she aid this today. Even after enter
ing politics she refused to forsake, the
old household arts, cooking and needle
work. Miss liankin failed to become
excited when returns showed she was
running ahead of the republican ticket
in Montana, and later that she was
"I'm glad of this chance," was her
eomment when cheering friends "broke
Off course," said Miss Rankin to
day, "I know I'll be the Hirst woman
member of congress, but I woit't be the
last, and I believe I '11 be received with
Courtesy and as an equal by those east
ern congressmen, even though they are
enemies of suffrage. While' working
for suffrage in the east, I found that
no matter how' strenuously our oppon
ent fought us, they wore always ready.
to hear our side." :!
In addition to her eight hour dav
and equal wage laws, Miss Rankin in
tends to fight for woman suffrage from
the moment she gets into the capital
Her suffrage bill, she says will bt one
of the first introduced at the next se.i-
siop. She also declares her intention
of seeking extension of the child labor
laws, mother's pensions and universal
education. . ,
As a fighter, Miss Rankin's friends
believe she will make some of the old
est battlers in the house break ground.
Not so long ago she tramped through
deep snow potting bear and wolves just
for a pastime. Her father came to
Montana when it was an empty wilder
ness, and his four daughters endured au
the hardships of pioneers.
Miss Rankin showed the Montann re
publican organization some of her fight
ing qualities in the last few days of
the campaign. Upposed by the U. O. 1".
leaders in many towns, she went ahead
with tho Montana Good Government
league backing, kept her own republi
can banner waving, and made .speeches
In every city and hamlet in Montana.
In addition, she organized a telephone
round-up. On election day her friends
called every telephone number in the
state, and asked whoever answered if a
vote had been cast for Miss Rankin yet.
It i Good Fighter.
Washington, Nov. 11. "Jeanetfe's
the best stump speaker in Montana;
can dance like a boarding school girl
and,' believe me, she'll lead the men's
section of congress a merry little two
step." This is JessieXHardy Btubbs, a promi
nent suffragist, and teammate of Miss
Rankin, elected by Montana to be the
first congress-woman in the United
States. Suffrage workers are happy
over the Montana happening.
"now ia Jeanette running! ' ' was the
question with which they bombarded
the United Press all through the hours
from Tuesday night until Friday night.
- "She's a good fellow," Miss Stubbs
said;, "just a normal American girl,
who sat beside her brothers at college
and studied the same sociology and ec
onomics, She spoke often, at street
- fmeeting here.
She la young, attractive, ' bright
and intelligent-looking, has a keen,
well-balanted mind. She enjoyed being
heckled by the crowds, for she always
had eome-back-" , . - ' - ?
When suffragists came from all sec
tions in 1913 bearing petitions to con
gress. Miss Rankin made her trip by
automobile, making speeches all the
way. She got pretty hoarse, but arrived
happy and went to work lobbying.
"Somebody la our family has to come
to congress," said Miss Rankin when
she returned to her home.
Misa Rankin started out to make a
living as social worker, after gradu
ating from the University of Minnesota
and the School of Philanthropy in New
York. Then she went to work as a
paid field secretary for the suffragists
and spoke in nearly every state. She
got a big share of the credit for putting
Montana in the suffragist column in
1914. Furthermore, she can make her
own clothes and her family says she's
a good cook. -
Negotiations are understood to be in
progress for the flotation of a Chilian
loan in this country, -
LATEST RETURNS FU
New Hampshire Oa Face of Returns for H'jghes hy 226Et
Clerks Admit Two Errors That Wifid Increase Wfcca's
Vote by 425-r.inr.esota for Hughes by 647, with Seller
' Vote To Be Cousted-Fdsoa's Lead In California 3,621
and in North Dakota 1,1 15
In New Hampshire.
Concord, N. H., Nov. 11. Complete
returns from the tate, with five towns
missing, give Hughes a count of 43,422
and Wilson 43,098 today, but it is de
clared Wilson will take the lead by at
least 70 when errors by the town clerks
in Ward Two, Dover, and Ward Two,
Keene, are corrected. In these two
places no votes were given Wilson, but
the clerks now admit mistakes and un
officially credit Wilson with .. 289 in
Dover and 135 in Keeue.
.Although Uie republicans ore not say
ing much aloud, several private conces
sions have been made. The final vote
is expected before noon- ;
Concord, N. H., Nov. 11. Late of
ficial returns obtained todnv with all
districts in, were Hughes 43,724, Wilson
43,498. This gives Hughes a plurality
of 826. No democratic vote from Ward
Two Dover. '
- ' In California. .
San Francisco, NoV. 11. With all but
13 California precincts heard from Wil
son was leading Hughes 3,021 votes, on
the face of returns at the United Press
at 11:30 a. m- The totals were: Wil
son, 465,887, and Hughes, 402,266.
I.os Angeles, Nov. 11. One hundred
and twenty-five Los Angeles county pre
cincts completo, Wilson 114,112; Hughes
m:,0. Amendment No. 1, yea, 137,
755; noes 121,318. Amendment No. 2
yes 135,415; no, 114,112.
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.San Ft-ancrtca, Nov 11. Amendment
No. 8, providiugfor partial prohibiten,
was defeated by 13,000 vote, according
to the United California Industries fig
ure today. The dry federation insists
that complete Los Angeles results will
show tne measure carried.
San Francisco, Nov. 11. Tho Califor
nia Dry Federation this afternoon con
ceded the defeat of prohibition amend
ment No. 2.
B. M. Bandier, state superintendent of
the drya, in a statement declared: '.'Al
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HUGHES' LEAD CUT
St. Louis, Minn., Nov. 11.
A re-check of the Ramsey coun-
ty (St. Paul) and St. Louis
' county (Duluth) cut deep Into
Hughes' slender lead. Without
counting the soldier vote, the
score at 3:30 this afternoon with
all but 20 precincts in, stands:
Wilson, 178,114; Hughes, 178,-
. 353, a lead for Hughes of 239-
- The soldier vote as far as
counted favors Wilson. -
$2,750,000 Deal Made
In Portland Sawmill .
Interests Since Election
x Simultaneous with the announcement
yesterday that a new company with an
authorized capital 'of $750,000 had been
organized to take over the property of
the old Monarch Mills on the Peninsula,
adjoining the Union - Meat company
plant', came the news. that contracts are
about to be closed on a gigantic timber
deal involving the. expenditure of near-
I.. Alt AAA AAA H 1. 1 i 1 - f
iy 9-s,uuu,vuu in miming .iiniuvr accessi
ble and calling for the use of at least
4,000,000,000 feet-of timber over, a 20-
year period. u
The new company, to be called the
Monarch Mills, was organized by Lester
W. David and a number of other promi
nent Portland men, who are to control
the company, The officers are: Qeorge
t. Heusner, president: lister W. David
vice-preaidoiit; Russell J. Hubbard,
treasurer, and Chester A. Sheppard, sec
retary and general counsel.
M1U Long Idle.
Mr. David, who now owns one-half of
the stock in the North Portland Lum
ber company, originally invested $780,
000 of his own money in the old Mon
arch mill, fthich cost (1,250,000 and
which consists mainly of two sawmills,
an electric plant and planing mill, sit
uated along frontage of about 2,200 feet
cn North Portland harbor. The prop
erty was taken over by the trustees
for the bondholders in 1913 and re
mained idle until the negotiations for
the purchase of the property were com
menced a short time ago, which cul
minated in the organization of the new
Halifax, N. 8., Nov. 11. The Duke
of Devonshire arrived here today and
n-As sworn . in as Canndn'-S crovernor
though the amendment received 30,000
outside the city of San Francisco, this
was not enough to overcome the big
vote polled against it in San Francisco-"
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 11. The Miu.e- '
sota voting commissioners with 2,156
ballots cast Tuesday by Minnesota
guardsmen on the Texas border reached .
St. Paul ut 10:05 a. m. They wese
rushed to tho sttae house where the
packages were delivered to Secretary f
State Schmall. ,
These packages - were at onic
despatched unopened-f-to the -cdunty
auditors throughout the state
Soldier votes were cast by guards- '
men from tiS of the 86 couuties of the
state. , j .'
St. Paul, Nov. ll.With 31 precinct
missing at 1 p. m., Hughes was leading .
in Minnesota by 647. This does not in
clude any of the soldier votes which ar .
rived today and waa immediately sent
to county auditors to be totalled. .-'-.
- In New Mexico, 1
Albuequerque, N. M., Nov. 11. At an
early hour this morning returns 1 rem
591 of the 638 preciucts in the state
gave Hughea 28,880; Wilson, 3l,ll. .
Tho election of a democrat senator
and representative to succeed two re
publicans from New Mexico is practical
ly assured by late returns. .Jones (dem-
ocrat) for shenator lendg Hubbell (ier ; ,
publican) by over 3,000 plurality and'' ,
Walton (democrat! -for rireseatatrve,
is lending Hernaudec (republican) by '
2,-300 votes.- 7
- " ' In North Dakotk..
Bismarck, N. D., No. 11. WHh' 15
precincts missing the North Dabet vote
stands at 1 p. m. today:
' Wilson, 54,279; Hughes, 63,14. Ma
jority for Wilson, 1,113. " ' . t . . ..
The 15 missing precincts are small
and will somewhat' increase Wilson '
lead. ' . " '
Many Charges of Fraud llziz
New York, Nov. 11. National Re--
publican Chairman. Willcox still "stood -
pat" today on his s'.atement of yeeter- -.
day yielding nothing to the deoMierats.
'We are getting a number of b irge
and suggestions of fraud," be added. - v
"These have come in letters and ten v
egranis, mostly anonymously. We have
followed the plan of turning tnem over
to s'-ate chairman, fotf investigation. '
The national committee, itself is mak
ing no investigation we are eiinp'y
waiting for final returns." -r-WilK-ox
pointed out with nartieular
emphasis the possibility of mistakes ia
the count rather than laying any stress
on fraud charges.' He cited the f that
four years ago the democrats etaimeii
California bv 3000. whereas official re- ',
turns showed split vote tliet. -
-The chairman will have a eonicrenca '
with Hughes late this afternoon. v '
The republican nominee took a long
automobile ride during the mataing.
. HB WON EVERYTHING ,
Vtirvivilla Cat.. Nov. 11 Fred Parks :
won his own funeral, expensea, 35 5
hats, 10 (30 suits, an automobile and
mantf hftYM A? IMff&rS On left tl Oil bta .
that Wilson would carry San Fianciseo.
THE cos oi
night and Son
day fair, contin
ued cold; gentle