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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY. JULY 21, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
OH EAST AND WEST
LOTION IGNITED IS
FATAL TO PATIENT
DRY FORCES DEFER !cMffl L.
SAYS MR; WILSON
SHOW GAIN IN YEAR
DUILU nUUI I WniUIVI
CHOICE OF LEADER
AGGREGATE RESOURCES REACH
JOH. . LINDBLOM, 8
EW STRICTURE MAY FOLOW
PLANS OF GREEK THEATER.
French Gain on 1 0-Mile
GERMAN STAFF IN DILEMMA
Lines in Russia Cannot Spare
Troops Needed in France.
BRITISH WIN GROUND, TOO-
Net Is Drawn Tighter Around Ie
ronnc and Encircling Move Is
Begun Against Guillcmont.
Verdun Assault Lass.
T BY ARTHUR S. DRAPER.
LONDON', July 20. (Special.) Foch
and Haig have renewed the joint -of
tensive in Pieardy.
Both armies slowly are smashing
back the German line ad in the first
days of tlu great push in the weal:
and for the time the Germans have
abandoned hope of a. successful counter
attack. The K.aiser s reserves are
needed to repel the combined assault
FreBPh Make Glorious Gain.
The French made the glorious gain.
for the British are meeting the sterner
resistance. Foch's troops carried the
German fir3t line along a six-mile
front south of the Somme and won
trenches along a four-mile sector north
of the river. Two thousand nine hun
dred prisoners were taken.
Haig's men made further progress
In Delville wood and Longueval, the
scene of heavy German counter attacks
and struck northward again, winning
1000 yards of trenches above the Bazen
The .joint attack emphasizes the
dilemma of the German staff. Troops
are needed to meet it, but they cannot
be drawn from the east front, for the
Russians are assailing the Teuton line
from Riga to the Carpathians without
pause, and are breaking . through the
mountains toward the plains of Hun
gary. The shortening of the German
line -probably in the east seems cer
tain before long.
Both Sides Loac Heavily.
German losses since July 1 are esti
mated at more than 200.000. Severa
regiments have been practically annihi
lated and counter-attacks have been
attempted with heavy loss. Reports
from Belgium tell of an endless string
of hospital trams going eastward
As for allied losses, it is impossible
to give an estimate. They, too, must
be exceedingly heavy, for an advance
under modern conditions through
mazes of - redoubts and entanglements
But the toll of attackand of counter
attacks has not diminished the fierce
ness of the battle. On both the French
and the British lines tonight the Strug
gle continues, with the Germans con
testing furiously every inch of ground.
Preiware on British. Relieved.
The French offensive today, in addi
tion to the marked advantage it real
Ized on both sides of the river, Telicved
the pressure on the British, who have
been engaged for 48 hours in a death
grapple at Longueval. The proof of
this was given this afternoon in Haig'
advance north of Bazentin.
With the British line advanced be
yond Longueval, the French were abl
to strike again today without layin
their flank open to an attack. The
pressed hard east from Hardecour
where the allies' fronts join, and sue
ceeded in reaching the Comblesclery
road. The capture of strong position
on the railway gives an opening wedge
for an attack on both towns.
Rnclrcllns Move Begin.
Although the widening of the wedg
here is important, the advance is
more value as the beginning of
encircling movement at Guillemon
strongly held by the Germans, and as
move toward straightening out th
tharp salient formed by the Britis:
drive into the Delville wood.
South of the Somme the French gai
is highly significant. The line from
Barleux to Vermand-Ovillers height
was carried. For one thing this mark
the southernmost point of the Ge
man line carried by Foch In the pre
ent offensive. Vermand-Ovillers is only
two and a half miles from Chaulnes
and on the road running into it.
The gains on both sides of th
Somme, moreover, draw the net tighter
around Peronne and make possible the
next thrust to win the railway center.
The wedge, the tip of which points
toward Teronne. is being extended
gradually and like the British salient
on th north threatens to force the
withdrawal of" the Germans from a
sector In France.
British IV ot t Be Distracted.
Meanwhile the battle in Longueval
and Delville Wood still rages.
The Germans are yielding the ground
they regained only after the most stub
born resistance. But the heavy artil
lery fire at other points of the front
indicates that the British will not be
distracted by the opposition they are
meeting at Longueval.
. British forces attacked at Fromellea
last night and succeeded In penetrating
the German trenches. They wero later
forced back, but similar enterprises
continue along the whole line. Be.
tween th sea and ths An ere there
tConcluded oa g . 1, Columa A. f
ncrcase in . Resources for Period
$4,225,760 and Savings De
posits Grow $2,272,612.
SALEM. Or.. July 20. (Special.)
esources of the 19 state and eight, Na
tional banks and trust companies In
Portland increased M.225,760.08 in the
ear ending June 30 last, according to
gures compiled, today by S. J. Sar
gent. State Superintendent of Banks.
The combined figures show that the
total resources of the Portland insti-
utions were $90,359,380.41 on June 30
as compared with 186,133,620.32 on June
Savings deposits In Portland now to
tal J18.308.342.93. an increase of J2.272.-
12.48 over a year ago. and United
States Postal deposits equal J1.034,-
55.18, a gain for the year of J80.726.53.
Banks Included in the compilation
State institutions Ashley & Rume-
in. Bank of Kenton, Bank of Sellwood,
Citizens Bank, Canadian Bank of Com
merce, East Side Bank, George W.
Bates & Co.. Hartman & Thompson,
Hibernia Savings Bank. Ladd & Tilton
Bank, Lumbermen's Trust Company.
Montavilla Savings Bank. Portland
Trust Company, Scandinavian-American
Bank. Security Savings & Trust
Company, Title & Trust Company, Mult
nomah Sfate Bank, Lents; First Trust &
Savings Bank, St. Johns.
National institutions The Bank of
California, National Association; First
National Bank. Lumbermen's National
Bank, Northwestern National Bank,
United States National Bank. First Na
tional Bank of Linnton, First National
Bank of St. Johns, Peninsula National
Bank of St. Johns.
ANY OLD ADDRESS IS GO&0
Jumble of Words Carries Letter to
CORVALLIS. Or., July 20. (Special.)
The Oregonian recently published an
article from the Oregon Agricultural
College concerning the art of canning
fruit without sugar. The article was
unsigned, but toward the close some
thing was said about this kind of can
ning being quite an "exploit" and the
method made a "good production."
The reader was also advised that he
could get a pamphlet on the subject
by. writing the college.
A few days later the college received
letter addressed as follows: "O. A C.
Bxploras, Good Production, Oregon."
It had been properly routed by the
mail clerks and delivered pn time and
AUTO OVERTURNS; 2 HURT
Severe Bruises Are Suffered in Ac
cident Near Raker.
BAKER, Or., July 20. (Special.)
Earl Van Buren and Elmer Laurance
of Ironsides, were severely injured to
day while returning from Westfall by-
automobile when their car overturned.
pinning the two beneath It.
After aiding the injured men as much
as possible, Tarver Laurence, .a third
member of the party, who had managed
to free himself from the machine Just
before it toppled over, walked several
miles to secure assistance.
Arriving at the Caviness home, he
telephoned for help and Walter Weaver
at once left by automobile, taking the
injured men to Ironsides. The injuries
consist chiefly of severe bruises.
BRIDGE WORK IS RUSHED
Perilous Position of Men on Van
couver Span Draws Crowd.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. July 20. (Spe
cial.) Extension towards the sky of
the tower for the draw span on the
Columbia River Interstate bridge to
day went forward with great rapidity
after the scaffolding was In place and
the boom pole, 90 feet long and weigh
ing four tons, was in position.
Two daring steel workers early this
morning-climbed to the uppermost point
of the boom pole and put the cables
through the sheaves. Soon steel was
being hoisted high in the sky. Being
250 feet above the river, the workmen
attracted, much attention.
WAR MOVES TO BE TAUGHT
Military Science in Curriculum of
Dr. Jordan's TTnlversit y.
PALO ALTO.. Cal.. July 20. Instruc
tion in military science is to be lnclud
ed in undergraduate instruction. It wa
announced here today, at Stanford Unl
versity. of which David Starr Jordan.
pacifist of international reputation,
now chancellor emeritus and f which
up to three years ago he was presl
At the request of the War Depart
mcnt Captain S. H. Purviance. U. S. A,
has been assigned as military instruc
tor at Stanford.
ARMY MAJOR SHOT DEAD
Officer Killed by Texan With Whoso
Wife He Is Motoring.
ALPINE. Tex, July 20. Major M. C.
Butler, of the Sixth United States Cav
airy, and Mrs. H. J. Spannel, with whom
he was out riding In an automobile,
were shot and killed this evening by
H. J. Spannell. husband of the woman.
Immediately after the shooting Spcn
nell went to the Jail and surrendered
Mrs. Spannell was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Holland, well-known
residents of Alpine.
Spannell is the proprietor of ths Hol
land here. s
Vessel Anchor. AtaVie
Deutschland V Berth.
GERMAN COMPANY WORRIED
Captain of Tug Reports for
Duty, Evidently for Dash.
EARLY MOVEMENT LIKELY
o Gold to lie carried on buDma-
rine, but Bremen Might Do So.
Sub-Sea Merchantman Has
All Ready for Sailin.
BALTIMORE," July 20. A British
cargo steamer which anchored off the
berth of the merchant , submarine
Deutschland gave officials of the East-
rn Forwarding Company considerable
worry tonight. The British vessel
n a position to observe any movement
f the submarine.
The searchlight of the forwarding
company's tug Tlmmtns was flashed on
the Britisher Intermittently through
Captain Zach Cullison, of the Tim-
mlns, reported for duty aboard the tug
tonight. He had spent several days
round the Virginia capes, presumably
getting a line on the movements of
-N o Gold to Be Carried.
It was declared the Deutschland
would carry no gold back to Germany
1th her, hot that the Bremen, her
ster ship, might do so.
Captain Paul Koenig and other offi-
ers of the undersea merchantman
Deutschland donned their uniforms to
day and the crew .their -oilskins .and
the captain said hewould not leavet'his
esscl again... Tonight the crew .and
officers are ready at a word to go. '
. Small Parcels Put Aboard.
Captain.. Khenig' told the customs
officials upon his arrival that he would
not be in Tort more than ten days and
this was the tenth day.
There was a noticeable decrease in
the amount of freight in large bulk
going aboard the submarine today and
an increase in the arrival at the pier
of small packages and shoe boxes? ap
parently for the comfort of the men.
Collector of the Port Ryan said that
the Deutschland had not notified him
of its desire to clear and that he did
not know anything about the manifest,
but it is unlikely that the Collector will
give any advance information about the
Deutschland when she is ready to go.
Under- normal circumstances he may
clear the ship after the regular hours
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' line Cause of Tragedy.
John O. Llndblom, 82 years old, and
member of the Grand Army, died
Wednesday morning from burns said to
have been caused by an electric spark
which ignited a massage solution that
had been rubbed on his back and legs.
Dr. G. L. Harrison, an osteopath, who
was attending Mr. Llndblom. was
burned so severely in fighting the
flames that at first it was thought
amputation of one of his hands would
be. necessary. The osteopath, who is
62 years old himself, is expected to
Coroner Dammasch announced after
an autopsy on Mr. Lindblom's body last
night that the fire bad been started by
the doctor's attempt to administer an
electric treatment just after rubbing a
solution of . gasoline on his. patient's
body. The gasoline was ignited by the
At this juncture Dr. Harrison is said
to have dropped the bottle from which
he was obtaining the massage solu
tion. This added fuel to the flames.
Dr. Harrison, who was . attending
Mr. Llndblom at the time, has been In
Portland about a month. Dr. Dammasch
received Information last night to the
effect that he had been in trouble in
Salt Lake. Utah, over an alleged at
tempt to practice there without .
MEXICAN ASKS CITIZENSHIP
First Papers for Naturalization Are
Filed at Baker.
BAKER, Or., July 20. (Special.)
Twenty years after running away from
Mexico, his native land, John Hernandez
decided, after Carranza became head of
the government, to become a citizen
of the United States and today took
out his first papers. He is the first
known Mexican to become naturalized
In this county. He ran away from home
in San Lois when 16 years old. He
lives at Haines.
CANADA'S LIQUOR BILL LESS
Consumption of Alcoholic Drink and
Tobacco Shrink in'Tear..
OTTAWA. ' Ont.. July 20. Canada's
consumption of alcoholic beverages
dropped from .872 of a gallon per capita
to .745 per capita in the fiscal yea
Just ended, according to 'returns an
nounced today by the Inland Revenue
The consumption of tobacco also
shows a falling off from 3.427 pound
to 3.329 pounds per capita.
Forgotten Blast Kills Two Miners.
NEVADA CITY, Cal., July 20. A for
gotten charge of "missed-shot" pow
der in the Plumbago mine at Allegheny
exploded today and killed Timothy
Herrlngton and Charles 'Franzer.
miners, when they drove their drill Into
it -unawares. ' , '
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to rusn Aciion.
EQUAL SUFFRAGE INDORSED
Platform Declares Against Mil-
ANTI - CATHOLICS ACTIVE
Plunk for Separation of Church and
State Is Concession to Those
Who Wish to Sec Far
ST. PAUL, Minn.. July 20. (Special.)
Intense rivalry over the Prohibition I
Presidential nomination reached Its cli
Ex-Governor William Sulzer. of Nw
York, made a dramatic address before
the convention late this afternoon. His
friends' then began a final drive to
bring about his nomination over ex
Governor . Frank Hanly. of Indiana,
whose supporters have dominated the
proceedings thus far.
Ticket to Be Named Today,
i any nianuBru-utarcrs win u3 nuui- I
inated tomorrow. Adjournment was
taken at 11 o'clock tonight until morn
ing after the Hanly managers had vain
ly attempted, to finish up at an all
night session. Action on the platform
also was delayed until tomorrow
Sulzer arrived at noon direct!
from New York in response to tele-1
grams sent by Prohibitionists who have I
been pushing his candidacy In the face I
."You sent for .me and ' came,"; said
Mr. Sulzer -as he -m.ounted, the platform
in.the .converfctipn.baJl. - .- . '-
"No matter what this convention does
it wiir be satisfactory to me."
;.- AntS-Cathollclsm. Opposed,
Mr. Sulzer touched on the religious
issue which has been injected strongly
into the bontests by avowed antl
Cathollcs who have been advocating his
"I am so much in favor of religious
liberty that I want every man or worn-
. r, tn wnrflhfn nerordlnar to the dictate
of his or her conscience. I believe the
province of the church Is to save souls.
When it tries to control the state or
Government for Its own ulterior pur
poses, then 1 am against it."
Mr. Sulzer's speech evoked enthusi
astic applause, but Robert H. Patton,
the chairman, brought down his gavel
before It reached the proportions of a I
The Hanly managers were eager to
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OREGON CITY. Or.. July 21. (Spe
cial.) A new auditorium for the Glad-
atone Chautauqua, which will seat be
tween 5000 and 6000 persons, com
pleted In time for the 1917 assembly. Is
considered practically certain here to
day. Directors of the Willamette Val
ley Chautauqua Association now have
in cash more than $1000 to be used to
ward the erection - of the building,
stock can be sold to raise an additional
$500 or $1000 and the balance needed
in Its erection will be borrowed.
On the last day of -the assembly
$2075 was raised through the sale of
S5 shares of stock. While dividends
on Chautauqua stock are not likely, all
stockholders receive a season ticket
Plans for the new auditorium are
Indefinite. Two suggestions are being
considered. One. that the new build
ing be put on the site ot the old au
ditorium, and the other, that it be
built back further in the park where
the natural slope of the ground would
make it possible to erect an audito
rium modeled after the old Greek am-
The rostrum would be
built at the base of the hill, while the
seats would be ranged on the gentle
The association is now in better fi
nancial condition than It has been for
years. Between $800 and $1000 was
cleared up on the assembly which ended
FALL BLAMED TO SENATOR
Curtain Mods In
Berths Not for
Says Sued Company
SEATTLE. Wash.. July 20. That the
curtain rods in stateroom berths are
not intended for raising and lowering
the oceupanl. or, in other words,' for
"chinning" purposes, is the substance
of the reply filed today by the Pacific
steamship Company in the suit for
damages brought against it recently
the local Federal Court by United
States' Senator Carroll S. page, of Ver
Senator Page alleges that in letting
himself out of his berth, the rod hold
ing the curtain was so Insecurely
fastened that it gave way, letting the
Senator fall to the floor, breaking
bones In both feet and straining lig
LONDON IS TO SEE U-BOAT
Captive German Vessel Is to Be Ex-
hiblted to Public.
LONDON, July 20. The first official
announcement that Great Britain had
captured a German submarine of the
U-35 class was made tn the House ot
Commons today by Thomas McNamara
financial secretary of the Admiralty.
He said that one of these vessels
would be brought to London to be
viewed by the public.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
degrees; minimum, .. degree.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds.
Passage of naval bill is again delayed
Secretary ' Interior Lane opposes Slnnott
bill. face -
Troon A anaitinc . shipment or horses.
Mesopotamia campaign defended In British
Houm of Lords. Pace
Teuton llnea harried from east and west.
British steamer, anchored, neslde uetltscn
land, watcnes every movement- i-as
Republicans plan vigorous campaign in
Resource, of Portland hanka Increase $4,225.-
Tso in year, rage 1.
Gladstone Chautauqua to have larger audi
torium, page l.
Captain Williams again quiets rumors of
removal oi camp, i-age
Presbyterians to open Albany college in
-Fall as usual. t-age o.
Rodgers trtple play is daxxllns. rage 12.
Oaks get "Del" Howard aa manager.
Senators defeat White Sox twice. Page 12.
Catlln Wolfard entered for tennis cham
pionship tourney. Page ii.
Trap tourney at Taeoma ends. Page 13.
Beck ear la fast. Page 13.
Reda tie P'.illlles. Page 13.
Commerrlal and Marine.
Hide prices at top for bummer season.
Injunction served on striking longshoremen.
Chicago wheat soars on crop damage re
ports, page !.
Marine stocks weak feature of wall-street
market. Pag 1-
Great freight pile at San Francisco begins
to .oiminian. t'age n.
. Portland and Vicinity.
Community field meet at Kenllworth Park
attracts 2oOO ililldren. Page e.
Dr. Pace declares example of teachers highly
Important.. Page Is.
Chamber of Commerce will run excursion to
Cooe County In September. Page 9.
Pythiane complete plana for opening pageant
General Bell to come to Portland to en
courage participation tn American J-c
camp. Page 4.
Dr. Mack eees danger of milk famine.
Seven boys arrested for theft of autoa and
three ears recovered. Page 8.
Mr. oonvlll aeea little hope ot keeping play-
grounda open. Pare a.
Next Tuesday set for children to collect and
ell waste paper. Page .
Ray Barkhurst slightly hurt when auto
plungea down steep bank on rourteento
street. Page 11.-
TVeatner report, data and forecast. Page IT.
Pendleton man urges reasons why Initia
tive measure for added normal school
shoula pass. Page 11
Lotion, ignited by electric treatment, cre
mates John o. unaoiom. age i
Tortland falls to Interest TV. K. Dick and
lits lien bride. Page S.
Bankers" committee w-tll meet soon to make
campaign. fcr rural credit bank for
Portland. Page s.
Democrats Urged to
Work for Good of All.
DEVOTION TO NATION FIRST
'arty's Power Rests on Un
selfishness, President Says.
'0STMASTERS HEAR TALK
Poitofriccs in Country Said to lio
Gause of What Government Is
Dolus f"r PeopleSlight Ref
erence Made to Peace.
WASHINGTON. July 20. The philos
ophy of his political faith, which he
termed "service and unselfishness,"
was delineated by President Wilson to
night in an address to about TOO post
masters, virtually all his own ap
pointees, at the annual banquet of the
National Association of Presidential
He also touched upon the subject of
peace, but only to say that "in no other
country are the processes of peace so
free to move.
Mr. Wilson was introduced by Post
master Selph, of St. Louis, presiding, as
the "protector of American citizen
ship." An ovation lasting more than
five n.inutes was given the President.
In prefacing his remarks he said re
understood his auditora were virtually
all Democrats and that there he was '
more free to say certain things than he
might otherwise have been.
"As I look about upon you," the
President said. "I gather many of the
Impressions of the last three years. Be-'
cause many serious things have oc
curred and the thing I have been most
interested in is organizing this Gov
ernment for the service of the country...
Most of you, I am told. If not all
ot you, bear commissions from the.
present Administration. That sets mc
free to say some things that I might
Poblle Uood Glfea as Aim.
When he started a sentence a mo
ment later with: "If you're all Demo
crats . . . " he was drowned out
by cries of "We are! We are!"
"There's only one way of holding
the confidence of the American pub
lic," the President resumed, "and that
Is by deserving it, and 1 know by my
intercourse with the Postmaster-General,
his single object has been to make
the postoffice of more service to the
people of the United States than it has
ever been before.
"I have no interest in the political
party except as an instrument of
achievement. . I cannot imagine how a
man can be interested in a party that
has not aspirations and a programme
to be worked out. 1 inherited my
Democracy. But It wouldn't stay In
my blood long if the red corpuscles
did not have something to do. And if
the Democratic party will bear all Its
efforts to understand the United States
and serve it, it will be continued In
power so long as it practises that
Poatofflces -re Gauge.
Declaring that selfishness was the
antithesis of public service, because it
separates men into camps, Mr. Wilson
said that the United States "is now
one of the few countries In which lines
of hostility are not drawn."
"In no other country are processes of
peace so free to move as in America,"
The President declared that in every
community the postoffice Is "the
' spicuous gauge and standard of
what the Government is doing, for the peo
ple." The Administration will be judged
by you the whole' spirit of public serv
ice Judged by you." he told the post
masters, "so you gentlemen are -custo
dians of honor and distinction, not only
of the party you represent, but the
Government ydu serve. You sre good
Democrats in that proportion that you
love the Government more than you do
'The word 'noble' we never apply to
man who thinks first of himself.
That ought to be the spirit of govern
ment, of government service. How a
man can sleep at night whose con
science is not clear as to the purposes
for which he uses public office, I can
"The message I would bring tonight
Is: 'Let us band ourselves together and
let us prove to the people of the United
States that we understand what they
want and are ready to do It better
than anybody else they can find.' "
J. H, DUNDORE RE-ELECTED
Head of Oregon Sweet Pea Society
Serves Another Term.
The annual meeting of the Oregon
Sweet Pea Society, held last night, re
sulted in the re-election of J. H. Dun
dore as president, and Mrs. Harriet C.
Hendee as secretary of the organisa
tion. Lincoln W. Wheeler was elected
vice-president. Plans for affiliation
with other sweet pea societies were
discussed, the intention being to make
the society an organization of state
The time ond place of next year's
exhibition were not determined upon,
but prospects were outlined for aa
event of unusual pretension.