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THIRTY-NINTH YEAR NO. 254
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1916
PRICE TWO CENTS S
Rumanians BeKevedv3Have Slipped Out of German Vise
T They Form New Battle line Along Alt River and Prepare
For Desperate Battle Russians and Rumanians Start
Strong Offensive to Head Von Mackensen Off From
Bucharest Venizelos Declares War On Bulgaria . .
London, Nov. 25. The German drive on Bucharest
has apparently staTted.
The Rumania, official statement, detailing an "at
tempt" to cross the Danube at Simnitza and the Berlin
report that Field Marshal Von Mackensen has actually
crossed that stream, together with knowledge that the
Rumanian line is rfe-formed along the Alt valley, all
hinted to military experts here today that forces were be
ing drawn for 'one of the greatest military struggles of
the Balkan campaign. . -
The fact that none of the Berlin official statements
have made any claims of large captures of men buttresses
the greatest hope here that the . Rumanians in Little
Wallachia where Berlin reports capture of Orsova and
Turnu-Severin have escapd Von Falkenhayn-s encircl
ing movement. It is believed what force is left within
the German vise must be a very small one."
The major portion of this Rumanian army, threatened
by Von Falkenhayn's circuitous dash has, it is believed
here, retired and joined forces in strength along the Alt
liver. Such a line would have the advantage of the
natural defensive positions along the liver. .The line
would, run nearly due north and south and interpose a
.strong barrier to any further encroachments of the Ger
man forces from the west eastward toward Bucharest.
That this, line has been formed, and its strength recog
nized bv the Teutons is indicated, it is believed here, in
the Bulgarian attempt at a flanking movement at
Simnitza. ." '
In'the meantime Field Marshal Von Mackensen, to
whom military critics assign the next step in the Teutonic
move at Bucharest, is expected to start an offensive move
ment in Dobruja. Realization of this plan, it is said, re
sulted in the sudden assumption of a strong offensive
movement by the Russians and Rumanians, reported yes
terday. They haye apparently made a good start Lon
don expects to see violent fighting in this quarter.
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Germans Cross Danube. ; Premier Venizelos toifc&f aHy de-
Berlin, vin Snyville wireless, Nov. 25. clared wnr against Bulgaria.
SuccessfuV'Msin2 of the Danube and . , i. .....
, . , Venizelos established a revolutionary,
obtaining of a foothold on Kunianiaa . . .,, ,,. rn
B , . . , , ... , . or "provisional" government of Greece
noil was announced in today's official r . , ,
descriptive of the
. The statement said:
'In Dobrudja there was mutual ar-
-tillery firing. The forces of the allied
-"ntraI powers, after crossing the
Danube from the south, gained a foot
hold on Rumanian soil." .
Continuing, the" statement claimed
that near Kaevitr. -civilian inhabitants
of Humnuia had again tuken part in the
Viahting ngainst the Teutonic troops.
From the Macedonian front, the state
ment reported 'unsuccessful Italian ad
vt.nee north and west of Mouastir and
by Serbinns utirth of Gruniste. " i
From 1 he Archduke Joseph's front,
the statement reported:
"la the Oyergo mountains a hostile
attack on Rotnraue and Jugra was sang
Venizelos Declares War.
. Athens, Nov- 25. The Greek pro
visional government, headed by former
. "I seen a shootin' star last night,"
aid Miss Fawn I.ippincut, "an' it left
a beautiful trail o' fire in its wake an'
lusted almost as long as a movie' kiss."
Opportunity i-like some callers' it al
ius ecnis t' know when you're out.
on the Island of Crete some woeks ago.
The former preminer first -clashed with
King Constantino because of Venizelos1"
vigorous pro-ally war views and his in
sisteuce that Ureece east tier lot against
At the Greek elections Venizelos ap
parently obtained support lu his posi
tion from the people, but he failed to
move the Greek monarch to any change
in his attitude of neutrality. The estab
lishment of a Venizelos party and, fin
ally of a Venizelos government, fol
lowed. Capture More Towns.
Berlin, via Sayvillc wireless, Nov, 25,
Capture by AiiBtro-lluiignriiinGermnn
troops of three more towns south of the
Alt Pass in the Transylvaniun Alps do
spite bitter Kumnniau resistance, was
announced in today's official state
ment. Three hundred Kumaniau of
ficers and SOO men were captured.
"Resistance of the enemy in the low
lands of the lower Alt is broken," the
Amstenlnin, Nov. 25. Travelers from
.Munich arriving today reported that a
new German super Zeppelin was wreck
ed iu Tuesday's gale between Fried-
ficbshaven and WUhelmshaven. Twen
ty-seven are said to have perished in
the accident, only one being rescued.
Serbs Repulse Attacks.
Paris, Nov. SS.-y-Dcspite hindering of
operations bemuse of fog and ruin,
Herbinu troops out of Mouastir repulsed
Bulgarian colunteT attacks in the re
gion of Gruiiista mid Italian forces,
also under General Hiirreil succeeded in
progressing further to the west of
Mouastir. The official statement today
thus -summed up the situation on the
Russia Admits It.
Petronrad. Nov. 25 -Admission that
Mhe Teutonic forces in the Balkans have
crossed the Danube near Simnitza was
made in today's war office statement.
It also aid the Rumanians had been
pressed back by the enemy in the Alt
valley south of Kalimanesht aud Molda
roshl. Rain Stops the righting.
Loudon, Nov. 25. Nothing but heavy
rain was reported from the British front
(Continued on page seven.)
In Stock Market
. New York, Nov. 2S. With good de
mand for all stocks, general advances
were shown on the stock exc.hungn dur
ing the morning today, especially in
coppers. I; tali topper opened nt lsi, a
jump of aenrly five points. ' Anaconda
reached 100 7-S.up 7-8 and others show
ed fractional, gums American Smelter
U. 8. bteel sold at 127 5-8, up 3-4
aud was followed by Republic up 5-8
at 91. Price changes in rails woro only
The signing of the Mexican agree
ment resulted in an advance of three
points in Mexican Petroleum, which
sold at 112 1-2 during the first hour
Green Cauanea gained 2 1-2 to 55 and
other copper and .smelter stocks with
Mexican interests were strong.
TO SCATTER HIS ASHES
JN VALLEY OF ION
Taken Today to Glen Ellen
To Be Given To the Winds
Sanln liosn, Cal., Nov. 25. The ashes
of Jnck London were taken to Gleu
Ellen, w here tomorrow they will bo scat
tered to the winds, to find their last
restiug place in ' ' the vulley of the
Simple services, memorial rather than
religious in character, will be conducted
by Mrs. Ckuriuioii London, the nuthor'e
widow, and a few close friends.
With London's body was cremated
the farewell of Tochigi, his Japanese
valet. Then before the casket was
closed, Tochigi elbowed through the
crowd and placed in his dead master s
pocket a smull writing pud.
"It is my good-byo. Please don't
take it away," said the Japanese.
On the pad the valet had written:-
"Your words were silver:
"Your silence now is gold."
Tho small crowd which attended Lon
don 's funeral yesterday -was probably
the most cosmopolitan ever assembled
at a funeral. , Waterfront characters,
among whom London passed his early
life, rubbed elbows with authors, busi
ness .men and ranch bands. Members
of the Ruskin club stood 'with bared
bends beside dark skinned orientals.
Stocks Move Up Again
and fifarket Is Strong
New York, Nov. 25. The New York
Evening Sun financial review today-
The buying movement 'which set in
yesterday was continued with not a lit
tie accelerated vigor iu today '-s short
session of the stock market. The gen
eral industrial list moved forward sev
eral points once more under the lead
ership of the steel and copper group.
The announcement of an agreement
within the joint Mexican-American com
mission had a cheering effect. Little
attention was paid to the report that
shipping Interests here has information
that German U boats had evaded the
entente patrol and were on their way
to this side to prey on enemy boats.
The movements in the stock market
were general. The outstanding features
were the steel and copper issues, united
Htates Steel moved forward to 128 1-2
antt the other steel shares made corres
ponding gains. Utah Copper moved up
nearly five points. Anaconda and Am
erican Smelting and Refiuing also made
The paper group was conspicuously
utrong. American Agricultural themi
ing five points or more. The equtfMuent
and specialty shares were in good de
mand. The railroad list was largely ne
glected, but prices ruled firm.
Miners Strike Would
Cause Much Distress
Fernie, B. C, Nov. 25. As the min
ers ultimatum expires tonight without
either of the conditions demanded by
the men being conceded by the oper
ators, practically every camp in dis
trict IS will be idlo on Monday. A
possible exception is the Drumheiler
field where tho operators 'are not
members of the Wostcrn Coal (erator8
association and whore it is believed an
inquiry into the increased cost of liv
ing will be granted nnd a war -bonus
given to meet tbe advance thus estab
lished. Meanwhile -the Dominion government
has taken hold of the situation, in or
der to prevent, if possible, the appal
ling consequences to the prairie towns
of fuel famine in the depths of winter,
the product of the Drumheiler field,
even if available, being a mere baga
telle compared with thecmaud.
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GARBAGE ANTPINK TEAS
Portland, Ore., Nov. 25 Society folks
of Portland are angry today because
tbe garbage collectors tmst has been
making them trouble. , The Portland
Heights club met to protest against the
activities of the gnrbagers who called
for the debris during swell pink tets.
Other collectors, it was claimed, charge
rich people more than poorer ones. . The
city was asked to regulate the traf
FATE OF PROTOCOL
HANGS ON RESULT
OF MEXICAN FIGHT
Agreement Reached by Which
Pershing's Forces Would
IF VILLA IS VICTOR IT
WILL NOT BE RATIFIED
Carranza Must Show Ability
to Guard Border Commis
sion Meets Dec. 8. .
' By Carl D. Groat.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, Nov. 25 Only General
Carranza and General Villa stood today
as possible obstacles to fruition of the
Atlantic City conference agreement for
withdrawal of General Pershing's forces
from Mexico in the next 40 dnys. ,
Tho American government itself is
prepared to. ratify the protocol, inas
much as it was shaped upon terms Presi
dent Wilson himself approved.
What General Carranza will do is a
problem, though the administration be
lieves ho will sign it, even though it
may be distasteful because of inclusion
of provisions thnt the United States
troops may follow bandits into Mexico
at any time. ,
The other obstacle Villas-may be
eliminated by tho Chihuahua City bat
tle, military men way. Hut, they do
not overlook the disastrous situation
that would follow a Villa victory at this
strategic point. Villa is an element in
the situation from - the fact that the
withdrawal is conditional upon condi
tions remaining sntihfactory during the
next 40 days. -i .
A Villa victory now would upset all
withdrawal plans nnd create intolerable
northern Mexican conditions, experts
soy. Carranza will probably acquiesce,
it is thought here, in the light of what
his representatives hove been told. Dur
ing, the past week, the American mem
bers of the commission have been blunt
ly frank in informing the Mexican
group of what consequences they may
expect if they do not meet American
Chairman Lane, back in town, was
slated to present the protocol early,
though the president's illness seemed
likolyto preclude a conference today.
The protocol in brief provides for
withdrawal of American troops in 40
days if conditions in northern Mexico
permit, for American pursuit of band
its if occasion arises; for separate pa
trol of the border by each nation, with
cp-operntioii if possible to be arranged
bVfween the representative commauders;
for discussion of internal problems up
on reconvening December 8-
Secretary Lane holds the latter to lie
tho most vital and insists signif icantlv
that reforms, including protection of
American nguts, lives and property
must be accomplished by Mexico eith
er on 1ier owa initiative "or with Ameri
can help otherwise, evidently interefr
ence. YALE BEATS HARVARD
AND ARMY- THE NAVY
Greatest Crowd In Football
History Watches the
By H. O. Hamilton.
(United Press stnt'f correspondent.)
Ynle. 0; Harvard, 3.
Army, 15; Navy, 7-
Yale Bowl, New Haven, Coun., Nov.
25. Yale's football standard, dragged
iu the dust fur years by Harvard, was
pulled back to a victorious crest in the
lnlr bowl this afternoon. The Blue tri
umphed, 0 to 3. Jack Neville crashed
through the Crimsou line for the first
touchdown that has been scored by Ynle
against Harvard Since 1907. i
Harvard, a team which had been
made the favorite in the betting, scor
ed its oulv point when Jiorween suc
cessfully negotiated a field gonl from
the xi yard Hue in the first period. - -
Aearly .su.uuu persons, the greatest
football row-d in history, watched the
bulldog splHtter Harvard Crimson all
over tue field and after tbe game was
over about half of this crowd watched
the other half dance aud parade on the
The Yale rooters were not satisfied
with merely throwing their hats over
tbe Harvard goal posts, but made it a
good afternoon by turning Horn an rand
ies on the gonl posts and shooting the
fiery balls ou Yale eheer leaders, who
sat astride the cross bar. tl was a great
afterinoon for Ynle. Tho team support-
(Continued on page six.)
CUT IN TWO
Carrying 50 Sailors to Naval
Supply Ship Tide Draws It
MEN QUICKLY RESCUED
BY BOATS FROM DOCKS
Four Men Drowned and Two
Injured Six ArcReported
San Francisco, Nov, 25. Four mea
perished here today when a cutter froia
the United Htutcs' naval supply ship
Glacier was swept by & strone flood
tide into the revolving paddle wheel
of the river steamer Apache aud was
The noon muster on board the Glacier
showed that these men are missing and
ouicers announced that all were dead.
milium Heilberger, machinist of
Olcndale, Cal.; Grover Campbell, sea
man, of McKinney, Texas; R. E. Wiley,
seaman, of Middleboro, Ky.; and W. IS.
Daniels, seaman, of Franklin, Texas,
are the men who are believed dead-
Steel Paddles Dead1?.
Pun Francisco, Nov. 25. A lnunch
carrying 50 Bailors to the: naval supply
ship Glacier in Han Francisco bay was
cm in two uy me meet paddles of the
Sacroinento river steamer Apache here
early toduy and at 0:45 one man was
known to have drowned and two in
jured men had been taken to hospitals.
At tuat nour six sailors were missing
from the. Glacier but officers of thnt
hip believed they were all safe ashore.
The- name of the drowned man has
not yet been ascertained. . F..C. Wright,
of Kenton, Wash., a seaman on the Gla
cier, and. William Heilberger, chief en
gineer of the Glacier, were seriously
injured. Heilberger 's homo is Glendale,
Cal. Forty-two sailors were taken from
the water a' few minutes after the
launch sank. -
The accident occurred two hundred
yards south of the Ferry building and in
plain view of passengers on trans-bay
forries.. The lauuch left shortly after 8
o'clock to take Bailors who had been
on shore leave back to the Glacier which
was anchored in "Man o' war row."
The little craft's course took her direct
ly across the path of the big Hacramen
to river steamers and close to the berth
of the Apache.
The Apache was in" her berth, pre
paring to back out aud her paddles were
running to resist the action of the
strong tide. Mo strong was tho tide's
pull, that the little launch was drawn
by it under the Apache where she was
quickly cut in two by tho river boat's
steel paddles. Hho sank immediately
and all those aboard her were thrown
into the water.
Work of Rescue Swift.
Watchmen on the docks sounded an
alarm and the Crowley and Peterson
boat houses rushed launches to the res
cue. The United Htates cruiser Houth
Dakota also responded to tbe alarm
and seat two launches- The imperiled
men were quickly dragged from the wa
tervand Wright was taken to harbor
emergency hospital, while Heilberger
was taken to the Glacier.
The launch of the cruiser Houth Da
kota was declared by officers of the
Glacier to have picked up the body of
The launch was crowded with sailors
when sho set out for the Glacier. (She
moved along safely until she reached
the end of the .Apuche's pier, running
cIobo to tho Apache's steruwheel. Just
as it was passing tbe big river vessel
the tide caught it and swept it irresis
tibly over against the Apache.
The big steel paddle wheel descended
striking the lauuch full and square. A
great hole was torn in her side, letting
the water in with n rush. In less than
a minute uhe broke in two und phing,-"!.
srutteriugthR snilors on the water in all
Splinters of tho lnunch were left
floaiing on tho water and to these some
of tho sailors succeeded in clinging, but
the majority were left to swim until
chilled and dripping they were hauled
aboard rescuing munches nnd cutters.
The Glacier has been used vari
ously as a refrigerator ship and a restau
rant. At present she is used to tarry
supplies. ' .
Seattle Police Chief
Cleaning Up the City
HeattlepVash., Nov. 25. Chief of
Police Beckinghiini has ntnrtcd his first
big drive against unemployed men, sus
pected of being gamblers, burglars, ca
llers and petty boot legegrs.
Detectives and patrolmen were detail
ed last night to comb the district from
Pine street to King street and between
First avenue and Hixth avenue.
By midnight they had arrested Si men
on disorderly person charges.
The campaign will be pushed nightly
in au effort to rid tho city of crooks-
Denies Deporting '
Amsterdam, Nov. 85 German advices
today strongly deny that any but unem
ployed Belgians have been deported
for employment in German factor
ies. It is explained that if by chance some
Belgians who are actually at work have
been included in these transported from
Belgium, it is because Belgian author
ities have failed to furnish German of
ficials with proper lists of those unem
ployed. The German government, it is
asserted, has taken "responsible meas
ures" to return those .Belgians errone
The Cologne Gazette denies that Belgians-deported
from their country are.
oeing used in the manufacture of mu
nitions or in any other war work.
Prices So Much Higher As
fc .To Eliminate Some
Now that tho Thnuksgivim;jfilinner
with tho turkey and all the customary
trimmings must be served next Thurs
day, it behooves the good housekeeper
to study up a little ou market prices,
especially since the word has gone out
tlint tue cost of living has stepped into
a class by itself whereby liviiiir may
be termed a luxury.
in order that the economical house
keeper may trim the annual turkey feast
according to tho household pocketbook,
ine rouowing tigures or tbo present day
market arc given, compared to one year
ago- It is a sad, discouraging story.
tor instauce, sugar, now selling at
8 1-2 cents a pouud was worth oulv
0 1-2 one year ago, aud todav it takes
just $2.45 to 'buy a sack of flour while
one yswr ago said sack was priced at
I.ard, that household cooking neces
sity nas jumped trora to to M cents a
pound since lust Thanksgiving and the
housekeeper may returJ thaaks if there
are any with the ronsoratioa of it is con
solation that cottolene has advanced
from 18 centra pound to SI within the
past 12 months. '
Bacon, included with other eatables
as part of the staff of life, climbed
tne ladder or living about five cents
a pound and that other good old stand
by, ham, is now four cents higher than
the last day we gave thanks for the
many manifold blessings. . '
Eggs, equal partners in the "ham
and'' family aro retailing 10 cents a
dozen higher than a year ago and but
ter five cents a pound more. Thore 1b
no change iu the price of milk but
there is little consolation in that ns now
the same money that bought a 15 ouuee
ioof of bread, will bring home only 12
ounces. However, sweet potatoes are
on an equal market basis of one year
ago, but here again there is no chanci
to figure out an average as the good
old st aud by, Irish potatoes, have doub
led in price, as one year ago they re
tailed at 50 cents a bushel and now
they are sky-larking along at $1.
I be corn meal story is not sn dis
couraging as now it sells for four
cents a pound, only half a cent more
than one year ago and rolled oats are
only one cent higher, rctnil. Raisins are
15 cents a pound compared to 1- 1-Z
one year ago.
I he man who requires a couple of or
anges for breakfast may have tho satis
faction of eating nt the same price as
one year ago and the dinner oyster soup
will figure bo more than last Thanks
giving- Bananas have not advanced in
price, nor have Hrnzil nuts ana will'
There is no cause to give thanks over
the price of turkeys, ducks, geese, or
chickens. Last year tho average turkey
price was 2U cents a pouud while this
year the average figure will, be 30 or
more. Tho cranberry dressing costs two
nud a half cents more a quart. Halmon
thnt sold fur 10 cents is now worth
17 cents a iouiid retail and halibut hns
advanced from 12 1-2 cents to 17.' Geese
were 18 cents dressed one year ago, but
now it will require about 22 cents to
buy the same. Mushrooms have climb
ed the ladder from !I0 cents a pound to
50 cents and Tillumook cheese from 23
cents to SO cents a pound.
All of which seems to indicate that
when it comes to the commissary de
partment of the household, the econom
ical housewife may return thunks for
the fact that the indications aro that
prices will hardly climb any higher and
also from the fact that doctors nil de
clare that we would all enjoy better
health if we would only cut dow n on tho
amount we eat.
Send Wheat Down
Chicago, Nov. 2o. Wheat showed a
decline today on reports thut India and
Australia aro moving liberal supplies.
December was down below today's op
ening 1 5-8 cents nt I.7S 7-8, Jlny down
1 5 H at tl.84 1-M and July down 7-N
at 1 51 3-8.
Corn opened higher, but declined on
reports of favorable weather iu Argen
tine. December was down half at 02 3 4;
May down 3-8 at 05 5 S and July down
1 1-8 at BS 3-8.
Oats closed lower on general selling.
December was down 1-8 at So 1-2, and
Mnv down 3-1 at 00 3-4.
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Reports Are Sent to El Paso
from Chihuahua of Bat
tle's Progress ,
MOST OF THE OFFICERS
, HAVE "FALLEN FIGHTTKff
Dispatches Intimate Fate of
the City Will Be Decided
El Paso, Texas; Nov. 25. -In furious
rushes upon the defenders' first fiue
trenches, Pancho Villa began bis third
day storm of Chihuahua City at day
break today. Simultaneous cavalry
charges were launched upon the east-
crn, western and northern lines of the
city and a separato column attempted
to storm tho gun emplacements upon
Santa Koso hill, dominating the city
from the south.
An official announcement of tho be
ginning of the third day's battle wnss
made early today by Andres Garcia,
consular inspector general at the Mex
ican eonaulute here.
A heavy force of Mexican defacto
infantry had been massed upon Santa,
Kosa hill to repel stormerB. While hand
to hand fighting over possession of the
guns was in progress, Villa's cavalry
attempted to gain entrance into the
town, y i-
Today's fighting will decide the fata
of Chihuahua City, Mexican de facto -officials
at Juarez predicted. ' '
In United Htates official circles hares '
! tho fall of the city is expected,, before
Hccret service " men reported to
United. Htates department agents that
wire communication between Juarc
and Chihuahua City had ceased.
At"the consulate, it was soid that
several messages had been reoeived
from General Trcvino today but none
within the last hour. -
1 Officers Killed. i'
v l'n T. Nov. 25. At noon
today the Villista assault upon Ciiihua- '
nua lty was sun in jirugn-. .
ican de facto officials at Juarea. de
clared they had no intimation of the
result of the fighting so far and no de
tails havAe been received,
t-uvernl nfieera of General Trcvino 's
staff were killed in tho two days fight
ing preceding today s assault, nun
M. Gandara was killed in tbe firs
f. Afn1r and two ( ftrr&nskstSi
uu.T a i. . -
colonels, a captain and a lieutenant ot
stilt f, fell righting at mo siuo i u
rnl Trcvino. the Mexican consulate;
here announced today.
AH THERE! WWUlio W
n Krancisco. NOV. 20.
"California, summer home of
the president," was the slogun
adopted by democrats here to
day followiug publication of the
declaration that Heeretary of
the Treasury Mc.Adoo had fa
vored such a plan.
McAdoo, who is visiting fiea
ator Phelun at Haratoga, was
quoted as endowing the idea of
having President Wilson spend
his summers somewhere in California-
This would be in the
nature Of a tribute to California,
for its vote in reelecting bini.
it is understood.
Adamson Law Before
U. S. Supreme lourt
Wnshlncrton. Nov. 25. Tbe question
of the constitutionality of the Adam
i i.. 1. I... U tin tn thn llniteA
son ClglH Iiuur " ----
Htates supreme court today, formal lii
1 - . i i- ....-f. .1 fur
iug of papers in in I-,-...--Monday
or Tuesday at tho '"test. .'
Whctner the nignem riuuu.
able or willing to speed its provoibial-
, 4...II..M,! maehilisrv IS
iy siow iuoi"n jt.-i.i.
order to act finally on tho ease by
1 ..:n .Amninnd a onestio
although belief i still strong that it
will be several werss am-r -before
this is done.
THE WEATHM S
night and Hun-'
day rain west,
rain or snow euwt
fresh to strnujj
near tho ce)t. .
Provisions were steady.