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PORTLAND. OKGO, WEDNESDAY, .JULY 19, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PROMS DECIDE TO
RETAIN OLD NAME
COLUMBIA RASE FOR
OREGON BOYS CARE
REALTY MEN - HISS -1.U1H
A! L. Veazie Explains
FOR INJURED FOE
ASSAULT IN WEST
Y PUT MIL
TRAI'rtC 15 PER CENT IX AI
VAXCE OF YEAR AGO.
PENINSULA SITE MAY BE X.TIL
IZED FOR INDUSTRY.
MAJOR MAUCELLUS TREATS
MEXICAN COLONEL, HURT.
British Report Heavy
Battle in Progress.
FRENCH LINE ATTACKED, TO!)
Hold Gained on Somme, but
Paris Says It Is Lost Again.
RAIDING BEING RESUMED
Trillion Greatly Slated by Reports
of Continued Russian Successes,
Where Teutons Are Said to
Be Yielding Ground.
BY" ARTHUR S. DRAPER.
(War Correspondent of the New York
Tribune. By Special Cable.)
LOXDON", July 18. (Special.) In a
storm of gas shells, the Germans be
gan a fierce counter-attack against
General Haig's line today.
The battle is still in progress, ac
cording to an official statement Issued
at ni.idnlght tonight. It is being fought
with great ferocity.
The advance of the British troops
threatens the Albert plateau. So se
rious has this menace become that the
German forces, drawn up before the
third line of defense, are assailing the
enemy line vigorously in an effort to
force loos the British hold.
Poxlcrr Lies In RulM.
T"ozleres is now only a dent in the
British line; the capture of 1500 yards
from north of Bazentin yesterday cut
it off on the east. The capture of 1000
yards of trenches north of Ovillers last
night cut it off on the west.
The city lies in ruins. Into its bat
tered walls the British guns are pour
ing sliell from both sides, preparing
the way for the thrust that will carry
Along the French line the Germans
are. attacking in an attempt to drive
Kick Foch's men before another blow
for Peronne. can be struck. They suc
ceeded in winning a new hold in
Biaches on the Somme, a mile from
Peronne. but according to the French
statement tonight were forced out
Raids Mnde to Feel Out Defenses.
Meanwhile raids similar to those
which preceded the first allied attack
are proving the German defenses all
along the line. "At numerous points
along the northern front." says Berlin,
"enemv patrols were repulsed by our
The British ' statement tells success
ful enterprises like those in Belgium
and in Northern France. And the Bel
a-ian War Office announced tonight
that north of Dixmude a. detachment
had penetrated the enemy trenches.
killing the greater part of the oc-
Thee activities are interpreted here
as indicating that an attack north of
the present battle front is contem
plated. The German salient, which
projects now from Arras to Ovillers, Is
being gradually reduced by the drive
northward from the Bazentin line. A
thrust south from Arras would sue
reed in pinching the Germans out of
this position more speedily.
Mali; A idcnlng; Front Front Center,
The advance north of Ovillers is of
considerable tactical value to the Brit
ish. General Haig has been aiming to
extend his front, which is still too
narrow, to make sure a break in the
German third line when the assault is
Thus. ihe British commander
working to redeem by clever tactics
what was practically a failure in the
first offensive on the northern end of
the sector. Instead of attempting t
wedse drive, with spectacular ad
vances. General Haig is widening his
front from the center.
The counter attacks on the French
sector had been anticipated. Though
forced to withdraw a short distance
the French still held a strong position
for another drive in the near future.
Because of natural, as well as artificial
drfenres, such preparation is necessary
before Peronne is stormed.
London Stirred by RusNlan Drive.
The swift march of events along the
far-flung battle line from Riga to the
hetrt of the Carpathians is stirring
London to Its depti.s. As the daily !
bulletins record success after success
for the Russian arms the amazement
and the admiral .n of even the inos-t
optimistic British critics Increase.
Today all over the city reports of
the continued success c.f the. Russian
troops on every sector of the ' eastern
front were greeted with extraordinary
elation and for the time being the great
allied offensive on the Somme took
second place In the discussions in mili
Nowhere along the entire Russian
front has the pressure against the
Teutonic lines diminished: nowhere
has the driving powers of the Czar's
titanic machine failed to register fresh
gains gains big and little, but. every
where important steps in the carrying
out of the larger scheme of the Rus
Teuton Yielding in Kt.
Southwest of I.utsk the forces of
Generals Von Llosingen and Boehm
Kr'mollle. materially weakened and de
moralized by the powerful Russian
thrust which yesterday hurled them
across the lower I.lpa. are still yield
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Equipment Moving Eastward Is Used
to Capacity; Yestbo,und It Holds
to Previous High Levels.
CHICAGO, July 18. (Special.) Re
ports of Western railroads indicate that
loadings are anywhere from 10 to 15
per cent ahead of a year ago. During
the last few weeks the movement of
merchandise. miscellaneous freight,
coal and grain has shown substantial
gains. The capacity of equipment mov
ing eastward is still taken almost to the
limit and shipments of freight from the
industries are moving in nearly as
large a volume as at any time within
West-bound tonnage is holding tip to
recent high levels. General business
in the territory of the roads is being
stimulated by the immense production
and large employment of labor by the
Officials of Southern roads report
that the movement of freight to the
South is better than expected, that the
principal feature is the movement of
miscellaneous freight, and that the vol
ume is about TO per cent more than
at the same time in 1915.
DEER BROWSE NEAR. T0WI
Two Bucks Enjoyed Feed of Oats on
Farm at Lake Wapato.
GASTON, Or., July 18. (Special.)
The appearance of -two deer quietly
grazing in a field, of oats on the Lake
Wapato tract in full view of the towns
people created not a little Interest and
excitement here Monday, especially
amoig the numerous local sportsmen.
They were three and four-point bucks,
and were first seen on the J. B. Ward
farm, Just north of town, and made
their way across the main county road
into the lake grain fields.
Several in automobiles went near
enough, for a good view, but the deer
were not molested and remained until
Strike in Spain Ended.
MADRID, via Paris, July 18. The
striking railway employes agreed to
day to resume work immediately. It
was decided that their interests would
be safeguarded by a plan of arbitra
lion proposed by the Kovernment
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Change to Catch Pro
SENTIMENT IS OVERWHELMING
Ex-Governor Hanly,of Indiana,
Is Probable Nominee.
HINSHAW TO BE CHAIRMAN
Chaf in Urges Sulzer for Head of
Ticket and Foss Is Remote Pos
sibility Woman Suffrage
. Made Second Issue.
ST. PAUL, July 18. (Special.) The
Prohibition party will continue to do
business at the old stand with the old
This was made evident today when
the "get-together" conference held a
curtain-raiser for the Prohibition Na
tional Convention, which will open to
morrow, and lined up overwhelmingly
against adoption of a new name which
might prove tempting to Progressives.
Colonel James M. Ingersoll, Pro
gressive National Committeeman from
Idaho, who is a new Prohibition re
cruit, wanted the party to be known
henceforth as the Reform party, with
National prohibition and woman suf
frage as its chief issues.
Names BUrted In Committee.
Mrs. M. M. Varney. of Pennsylvania,
urged that it be called the Welfare
party. From another quarter came a
suggestion that the Liberty party be
the name adopted.
All proposals along this line were re
ferred to. the resolutions committee,
which promptly buried them, in accord
ance with sentiment shown in an un
mistakable - manner during the . dis-
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SNAPSHOTS PICTURING CAMP LIFE WITH
Packiug Company Partners Said to
Be Willing to Furnish 50 Per
Cent, of Capital.
A modern shipbuilding plant, to be
financed in part by the Swift interests
of Chicago, may be built soon on an
arm of the Columbia- River near the
plant of the Union Meat Company.
Seven ships, it is understood, will com
prise the initial contract.
The Standifer-Clarkson Company,
lessees of the Monarch -Lumber plant,
Edward H. Swift and Carlton B.
Swift, partners in the ' various enter
prises of their family,' have, been in
Portland for the last few days nego
tiating with their local representatives
and with other local business men on
. The Swifts control the Union Meat
Company here. : They also own or. conJ
trol a large tract of land adjoining the
property of the Union Meat Company
and the Portland Union Stockyards
Company. This land la held under the
name of the Peninsula Industrial Com
It' Is reported to be their plan to
utilize a part of this area, for develop
ment of their new shipbuilding enterprise.
it is understood that the swifts are
willing to furnish 50 per cent of the
capital if Portland interests furnish the
remaining 50 per cent. A reasonable
rental for the use of their land could
be arranged. It has been suggested.
Lessees of the Monarch Lumber plant
are said to be interested with the Swift
people in their proposed enterprise.
FLYING AX HITS LOGGER
Harry La u ranee Dangerously Cut on
Head by Implement.
BAKER. Or.. July . 18. (Special.) A
flying ax. catapulted by a falling tree,
may cause the death of Harry La
ranee, or Prairie c:ity. who la in a very
Young Laurance was helping to fell
trees in Logan Valley, when the tree
struck the ax handle and the imple
ment sped through the air and struck
him on the head. A deep gash was cut
and, it was feared he would bleed'to
cleat n . oerore getting help. He .was
taken to 'Warm" Springs health resort
.nd a doctor dressed his wounds.
THE OREGON TROOPS ON THE
Senatt Accepts Provi-
sion for $500,000.
ACTION TAKES ONLY MINUTE
Fate Now Depends on What Is
Done by Conferees.
SENATOR LANE IS HOPEFUL
Head of Committee Which Will Con-
eider Proposal Says Coast Will
Have Due Consideration
of Merits of Case.
OREGOXIAK NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, July IS. The Senate, on mo
tion of Senator Lane, today adopted an
amendment to the naval appropriation
bill appropriating 8300,000 to acquire
a site and establish a submarine and
torpedo-boat base on the Oregon shore
of the Columbia River, near Its mouth.
The amendment was adopted in one
minute by the clock. How easily it
went Into the bill is shown by the Con
gressional Record report, which reads
Mr. Lane ! It in order to offer an In
dividual amendment at this time?
The Vice-President Yes.
Mr. Lane I offer the amendment which I
end to the desk. (The secretary read the
Mr. Swanson I will consent to have It go
Into conference for consideration.
The amendment was adopted.
Adoption Quickly Accomplished.
That was all there was to it, and this
happened so quickly that Senator Lane
was surpried. .
Adopted .in, this way the amendment
will be considered by conference com
mittee of the two houses, and the Ore
gon delegation, both Senate and House,
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Clackamas Sheriff's Son Writes of
Effect of Kindness on Feeling
OREGON CITY. Or.. July IS. (Spe
cial.) The friendly feeling between the
forces of Lower California and the
Americans stationed along the inter
national line was greatly strengthened
last Friday when Major Marcellus. of
Portland and the hospital corps of the
Third Oregon, dressed the injuries sus
tained by Lieutenant-Colonel Augustin
Macias in an automobile accident, ac
cording to a letter received here today
from Kent Wilson by hie father. Sher
iff W. J. Wilson. Mr. Wilson is al
member of the hospital corps. He is a
student of the University of Oregon
and was prominent in track athletics
at that school.
'Lieutenant-Colonel Augustin Macias.
in charge of the Tia Juana garrison.
was, severely injured in an automobile
accident that occurred on the Tia Juana
road at the northern end of our en
campment." writes Mr. Wilson, "and
was given first aid and surgical at
tendance at our emergency hospital.
It is with difficulty that I find
words to express my gratitude for the
splendid treatment accorded me by the
American soldiers.' was the word sent
by Lieutenant-Colonel Macias to our
commanding officer. 'They could not
have done more for me had I been
one of them, and their hospitality and
Kindness touched me deeply
Lieutenant-Colonel Macias was cn
route to San Diego from Tia Juana.
driven by his Mexican chauffeur. A
water tank near our camp had been
leaking and flooded the road. Strik
ing the mud and water, the car skidded
embankment and turned
GASOLINE STATION RAIDED
Description of Car Tallies With One
Gasoline raiders visited the grocery
store of C. D. Conley. 1652 Virginia
street, late . Monday night, breaking
open a filling station before the place.
They also smashed a window and en
tered the store, but stole nothinir save
a rew packages of cigarettes.
Mr. Conley is unable to say how
mucn gasoline was stolen. A neigh
bor told him that a large touring car
stopped before the store after it had
closed while its occupants replenished
The description of the car tallies
with that of one which has been re
ported as stolen, and the police believe
that the same persons may be respon
sible for both thefts.
Berlin Keitorts Russian Repulse.
BERLIN. July J 8. (By wireless to
Sayville. N. T.) The complete repulse
of Russian attacks in the rtglon west
and southwest of Lutsk was announced
today by the War Office. South and
southeast of Riga the Russians contin
ued their strong offensive, but their
assaults broke down before the German
lines or were repelled by counter at
tacks where the German trenches had
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 70
deg-reest minimum. So degree.
TODAY'S Fair; .warmer; northwesterly
German utterance on submarine warfare
significant. Page 3.
Official war reports. Page 3.
Germans launch assault In weat. Page L
Palm City found perfect for camp. Page 5.
Troop ret elves last antt-typhotd treatment.
Major Marcellus treats Mexican Colonel,
hurt in auto accident. Page 1.
Senate Includea provision for $."OO.0O0 for
submarines ana torpedo boat base for
Columbia in naval . appropriation bill.
Present Federal law encourages playing
politics In National Guard. Page 2.
t llson appeals In person to Senate. Psge 2.
Prohibitionists overwhelmingly against
chant, of party name. Page 1.
Negro "Messiah" and his wife, run amuck in
hlcago: six uead, three wounded.
Western rallwsvs doing largely increased
business, page l.
Castro Is admitted. Page 3.
Pacific Coast League results: Salt T.ake V
Portland 4: Los Angeles 1, Oakland O;
8an Francisco S. Vernon ?. Page 14.
Yankees lose to Detroit after star pitcher
Is hurt. page 14.
Rowdy Elliott accepts terms lth Detroit
Americans. Page 14.
Eugene J. Romano helps to build greatest
racing auto. page J a.
Brooklyn wins from Cubs by forfeit. Pegs 14.
Irve Hlgrlnbotham not able to find Job.
Dr. Hector Macpherson thinks proposed
rural credit system will work wonders.
Chautauqua closes at Gladstone tonight.
Cruisers Msrblebead and New Orleans leave
Port Angeles for Sitka. Page 7.
Recruiting officers to tour Oregon. Page 0.
Commercial and Marine.
Higher flour prices due to advance in North
western wheat. Pago 18.
Chicago traders skeptical of black rust
damage reports.- Pags
Wall-strst-t loan rates weak after recent
flurry. Page lu.
Striking longshoremen vote against compro
mise, page is.
Swift Interests plan shipbuilding plant.
Portland unions vote to return to work.
' Portland and Vicinity.
Divorce srantsd P. N. Wilde. Page It.
Walter Vtvlan. HI and lonely, enda his life
wltb revolver. Page 'Jo.
Motor regulations ordinances corns up today.
Change of street names proposed. Pags V.
Realty men hiss Mr. U'Ren and bill. Pags 1.
Roosevelt and Wilson may visit Oregon, as
well as Hughes. Pas 3.
Weather report, data and foreesst. I'age n.
Theaer- managers Llddlnr for ."Veda"
DELEGATE LIST EXCEEDS 600
By-Laws of Northwest Associ
BANQUET FESTIVE AFFAIR
Successful Meeting. Representative
of Large Territory, Will I'.nA To
day With Trip Over Colum
bia River Highway.
Hisses and cries of derision fell upon
the head ofW. S. U'Ren. author of the
proposed full-rental tax and loan law.
as he rtepped toward the platform
after A. L. Veazie. a Portland attorney,
had fired a 40-centimeter broadside
against the single-tax measure at yes
terday's session of the newly organised
Interstate Realty Association of the
Pacific Northwest in the fifth floor
assembly hall of the Oregon building.
"Might I ask Mr. Veaxle who wrote
this proposed law?" irjuired "Leo
Friede as the dealers unanimously
adopted a resolution condemning the
measure and all other "freak experi
Mr. tUta Brave. Storm.
"Mr. U'Ren." replied Mr. Vcaxie from
Then came shouts of contempt and
when it was learned that Mr. U'Ren
was in the room the real estate men
demanded to see him and he finally
stepped forward with these words: -
"Yes. I'll stand up. And don't you
fellows fool yourselves. You'll all be
coming "my way when you fully under
stand the measure." A distinct ring of
hisses greeted him and soon after
ward he left the room.
Delegates Exceed KK.
These fireworks came In the middle
of a busy day during which the several
hundred men attending the convention
had listened to a series or instructive
addresses bearing on the more import
ant aspects of their every-day prob-
ems of business. Before the day closed
the 605th delegate to the convention
signed the roll.
The three-day convention will come
to an end today with a trip over the
Columbia River Highway. This morn
ing about 25 of the visiting delegates
will compete for a silver cup that has
been posted for the man or woman
making the best five-minute talk set
ting forth tie beauties and advantages
of his home community. The Judges to
pick the winner are William T. Wheel
wright. James F. Ewing. Hugh Hume,
C. S. Jackson and Edgar B. Piper.
Orrieera Aro Predicted.
The annual election of the new body
will also be held this morning. The
nominating committee appointed yes
terday to recommend a set of officers
would not divulge Its choice last night,
but It Is regarded as practically certain -that
Fred E. Taylor and Paul A. Cow
gill, president and secretary, respect
ively, of the Portland Realty Board.,
will be chosen as the first president
and secretary of the Northwest asso
ciation. "We have been accustomed to regard
real property as the most stable form
of Investment, as something Immune
from any threatened danger and as
something that is least apt to shift."
declared Mr. Veazie, In opening his at
tack upon the single-tax measure
which is to go on the ballot at the No
vember election under the guTse ef a
land and loan bill. "Ownership in land
depends upon law and If law Is changed
ownership In land can actually be taken
away from Individuals and perhaps the
world will stil! continue to run on.
Private Ownership Menaced.
"This proposed full rental tax and
loan law undertakes, without saying
so. to abolish private ownership of
property. It Is not primarily a tax
ing act. but emanates from the idea of
social reform originated by Carl Marx.
Henry George and other socialist writ
ers. It revolves around the doctrine
that private ownership of land Is all
wrong and that it should be exercised
by the general public
"If the law passes. It will accomplish
this by taking Into the treasury the
full rental value of the land. Acqui
sition of rent really gives ownership,
for what good Is a piece of land to a
man If all the rent derived therefrom
goes elsewhere? If the rent Is usurped
ownership ceases to be real and be
comes an empty form only.
State Rental Explained.
"Law has even established the maxim
that beneficial use of the land actually
carries the ownership and title with it
after a time. If this law advocated by
the labor authorities is passed every
landowner in Oregon would have to
hold as a tenant from the state and
the land he thought he owned all these
years would pass to the state. lie
would have prior right to lease, but.
beginning on January 1. he would have
to pay rent for the land on which he
now holds title or lose his interest in
Mr. Vcaxie was Interrupted with a
question as to the disposition of im-
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