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VOL. VLI XO. 17,407.
PORTLAND. OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTE3IBER 6, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ALLIES BITE DEEP
REVENUE BILL IS
PASSED IN SENATE
DN CHINA DRASTIC
FOR OVERSEA MAIL
OREGON TROOPS AT
ATTACK BY VILLA
GEXE11AL SAYS TROOPS "MAY
OPPOSITION' TO . SUFFRAGE IS
COSTING MANY VOTES.
GERMANY PLANS NEW POSTAL
SERVICE W ITH AMERICA.
SOOX HAVE EXCITEMENT."
IIP FOE'S LI
Fighting on Both Sides
of Somme Is Furious.
GERMAN FORTRESS IN PERIL
French Take Heights Domina
ting Combles and Capture
Village of Omnicourt.
TEUTOMS ABANDON CHILLY
Fearful Artillery Fire Prepares
Way for Dash Which
Sweeps Enemy Back.
BY FRED B. PITNEY.
PARIS, Sept. 5. (Special.) The
French yesterday continued the of
fensive begun on Sunday and, despite
violent storms and the stubborn re
sistance of the Germans, took another
great bite out of the enemy lines.
North of the Somme Foch's troops
pushed out from Le Forest to the
end of the wood of Marrieries. They
now hold all the heights between
Clery and Combles and dominate the
powerful fortress the Germans have
made of the latter place.
French Troops Sweep Onward.
The official communique tonight
said: French troops have captured
the village of Ommicourt, hospital
farm; Rainnette Wood and part of
Marrieries Wood and progressed in
other regions north of the Somme.
South of the Somme, the report
aid, a furious battle raged through
out the day. The French captured a
line of German trenches and repulsed
all counter-attaclcs. lhe prisoners
captured since September 3, number
6550 and the cannon 36.
Front 12 Miles Long.
South of the Somme the battlefront
extended over 20 kilometers (12
miles) and carried the French offen
sive eight kilometers south of Ver-
mandovillers. The limits of attack
were the farm of Lamaisonette, be
tween Barleux and Biaches, and the
village of Maucort, which is about
BOO meters west of Chilly and foui
and a half kilometers southwest of
This front forms an arc with Soye-
court as the center. For four days
the artillery had been preparing the
,way for the infantry. The capture on
Sunday of the line from Clery to
Combles put out of action the German
guns which had been enfilading the
French lines south of the river.
Scope of Attack Extended.
The order to advance was given just
after noon yesterday and at 2 o'clock
the infantry left the trenches and
Bwept down on the German lines. It
was an attack over the biggest front
since the opening of the Somme of
The most desperate resistance was
found at Deniecourt, which the Ger
mans had transformed into a fortress
powerfully armed with mitrailleuses
Around the chateau, in the northwest
corner of the town, had been built a
system of armored redoubts, con
structed of reinforced concrete, with
armored cupolas. Nevertheless the
French penetrated this supposedly
impregnable stronghold, and at the
end of the day's fighting held the
First Line Soon Taken.
Four hours sufficed for the French
to take the entire German first line.
The attack began at 2 o'clock and
ended at 6.
By the four days' cannonade the
German trenches had been completely
demolished and presented only a series
of shell craters, where lay torn and
twisted bodies of German dead.
Chilly is in the hands of the French,
who, a little further to the north, are
only a few hundred yards from
Chaulnes. Vermandovillers is almost
completely surrounded, as the French
troops passed it both on the north and
south. Soyecourt was carried by
storm, and, as it is situated on
plateau, Deniecourt, which is in the
valley below, is now under the French
Bayonet Charges Succeed.
The Germans had massed important
reserves behind the zone of the French
bombardment, but they were able to
do nothing against the French troops
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Bandit Leader lleported to Be Mov
ing Force Toward Pershing's
SAN ANTOXIO, Tex.. Sept. 5. The
ossibility that Francisco Villa is
making his way to the northwest with
he intention of attacking a portion of
General J. J. Pershing's expeditionary
force was considered at Major-General
Funston's headquarters tonight. Gen-
ral Funston said he regarded it prob-
able Villa was planning to engage the
We may have some excitement
soon," he observed. He thought there
was plenty of time to get ready for
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Sept. 5. Several
undred refugees reached Douglas last
night and today from all parts of
Sonora, some from as far south as the
Sinaloa border, but most of them from
the Cananea district, bringing reports
that unrest over the monetary situa
tion had grown to such an extent that
an outbreak of hostilities is expected.
DR. AKED TURNED DOWN
Former Flock Refuses to Reinstate
Ford Peace Delegate.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 5. The Rev.
Charles F. Aked, who resigned the
pastorate of the First Congregational
Church here to accept an appointment
as delegate with the Ford peace party,
tonight was refused reinstatement by
his former congregation.
Before the vote was taken It was ex
plained that Dr. Aked had offered to
come back at a salary considerably
ower than he was receiving when he
resigned. He failed to obtain the two-
thirds vote necessary for his reinstate
ment. No choice was made of a suc
GRIEF KILLS ERRING JUDGE
Twenty Years Spent Suffering Over
Sentencing Innocent Men.
CHICAGO. Sept. 6. After grieving
for 20 years over a decision on which
he sentenced to prison for life three
men who he was later convinced were
nnocent, Herman Varman Freeman,
for 17 years Judge of the Superior and
Appellate courts of Chicago, died today
on a train bearing him here from his
Summer home in Michigan.
For years he had been in ill health,
brought on, his family said, by grief
over the decision.
COST -OF WAR INCREASING
French Minister Asks Appropriation
Making Total $12,000,000,000.
PARIS. Sept. 5. Alexander S. Ribot,
the French Minister of Finance, will
ask the Chamber of Deputies for ap
propriations for the last quarter of
1916 amounting to 8,347,000,000 francs,
or about 500,000.000 more franca than
was asked for the present quarter.
The total appropriations asked by
the French government since August.
1914. will amount to 61,000,000,000
BOY, 3, SHOOTS MOTHER
COLTON, Cal.. Sept. 5. The 3-year-
old son of Mrs. E. W. Farris pulled
both triggers of a shotgun today while
his mother leaned on the gun inspect
ing the game bag of her husband, back
from a hunt, and both charges entered
the right shoulder and breast of 'the
She was taken to San Bernardino,
where, it was said,, the wounds might
not prove fatal.
DOCTOR EPIDEMIC VICTIM
Philadelphia Physician Dies of In
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 5. Dr. Earlie
Peck, first assistant resident physician
at the municipal hospital here, who
had attended hundreds of children
stricken with infantile paralysis, died
today of the same disease.
He was taken ill last Friday and
steadily grew worse, despite efforts
made by other physicians to save his
life. He was 24 years old.
CANADIAN SALMON BARRED
Chamberlain Amendment to
nue Bill Is Adopted.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 5. The Cham
berlain amendment to the revenue bill
prohibiting admission of halibut and
salmon into the United States except
when in bond from an American port,
was adopted today.
The amendment Is directed against
Canadian fisheries on the Pacific and
is Intended to urge development of
American fisheries there.
NEW MAYOR IS
Frederick T. Woodman Chosen
Los Angeles Council.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Sept. 5. Fred
erick T. Woodman, president of th
Board of Harbor commissioners, was
elected today Mayor of Los Angeles by
the City Council.
He succeeds Charles E. Sebastian,
Who resigned Saturday, formally as
signing ill health as his reason. i
Final Vote 42 to 16
Favor of Measure.
TARIFF PUT ON DYESTUFFS
President Empowered to Take
Steps to Protect Trade.
DEMOCRATS ALL IN FAVOR
Act Designed to Raise $250,000,000
ty Taxes on Legacies, Incomes
and Munitions Tariff Com
mission Is Created.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 5. The Admin
istration emergency revenue bill, de
signed to raise $205,000,000 annually
from taxes on inheritances and war
munitions and from increases in the in
come tax, creating a tariff commission
and putting a protective tariff on dye
stuffs, and providing for protection of
American firms from dumping" at the
end of the war, and giving the Presi
dent authority to take drastic retalia
tory steps against allied interference
with American trade, was passed by
the Senate, 42 to 16, late tonight.
Five Republicans Vote for Bill.
Five Republican Senators, Cummins,
Kenyon. LaFollette. Norris and Clapp.
voted for the bill. There were no Dem
Drastic amendments to the bill strik
ing at the allied blacklisting of Amer
ican merchants, discrimination against
American commerce, interference with
American mails and embargoes on
American trade were incorporated in
the bill to arm the President with
retaliatory weapons. These amend
ments have created consternation
among diplomatic representatives of
the allied powers in Washington, who
assert they would constitute a non
intercourse act and lead to commercial
Passage for Time Threatened.
. Passage of the bill and adjournment
of Congress were threatened for a time
tonight by an attempt to attach to
the measure the Webb bill desired by
the- President permitting American
firms to establish collective selling
agencies aboard. Senator Lewis there
upon withdrew the amendment, an
nouncing that it would be pressed as
a separate measure.
An amendment by Senator Phelan to
extend the time from 90 days to six
months for the time for the payment of
the tax of 55 cents a gallon on brandies
used in fortifying wines was adopted.
Amendments on Mails Uncontested.
Amendments for retaliation against
Great Britain for embargoes on Ameri
can goods, the trade blacklist and in
terference with the mails were agreed
to without rollcalls and were unop
posed in debate. The amendments
would authorize the President to:
Deny use of United States mails and
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L. ,,, ,.j
California Democratic and Progress
ive Leaders Join in Fight
CHICAGO, Sept. 5. Miss Anne Mar
tin. National chairman of the woman s
party, issued a statement here today
in which ehe saM:
"Feeling against President Wilson
for his continued opposition to the Na
tional suffrage amendment is steadily
growing among woman voters. This
statement is based on reports from our
36 organizers now at work in the
equal suffrage states.
"In California, where the woman's
party campaign is being managed by
Miss Doris Stevens, numbers of Dem
ocratic and Progressive leaders have
joined the woman's party in their
fight against the President. The state
will be carried by a united Republi
can and Progressive vote ' again.ft
President Wilson. In Nevada a state
wide organization of 2000 women
voters, the Nevada Woman's Civic
League, has gone over to the woman's
party. In this state the woman vote
will be the balance of power. Similar
encouraging reports have been re
ceived from Arizona and Wyoming."
GIRL GOES TO ROBBER'S AID
Young Woman Says She Is Fiancee
of Man Who Wants to Go to Prison.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 5. Helen
Allen, of Los Angeles, arrived here to
day with a lawyer to undertake the
defense of Edwin von Walden, a bank
robber whom the police surrounded in
Golden Gate Park last week after he
had held up a bank in the Mission dis
trict and escaped' with $8000. The girl
is said to be Von Walden's fiancee.
S. S. Hahn, the attorney engaged by
Miss Allen, said today he believed Von
Walden abnormal. Von Walden, ac
cording to Hahn, said he wanted to go
to prison to work out an invention.
VICTIM DENIES R0BEBRY
Judge Landis Tells E. W. Morrison
Thieves Are Plucking" Illm.
CHICAGO. Sept. 5. Federal Judge
Landis announced in court today that
Edward W. Morrison, aged millionaire,
was being "robbed bjn. a lot of per
sons." Morrison's dwindling" fortune,
otice estimated at $8,000,000, is the sub
ject of bankruptcy proceedings.
"I don't think I'm being robbed." Mr.
"Well, it's a fact," Judge Landis de
clared. "A lot of thieves have been
plucking you. If you'll just help me a
little. I'll try to stop it."
AIRMAN ATTACKS VENICE
Bombs Also Are Dropped
rizia, Killing Three.
ROME, via London, Sept. 5. An
Austrian naval aeroplane squadron
dropped bombs on Venice Monday night
without doing any damage, says an
official statement issued here today.
On Sunday and Monday nights Aus
trian aircraft dropped bombs on Gorl
zla and three other towns In that
Three persons were killed in Gorizia
and the roof of the Church of St. John
MAKES A BORDER RAID ON THE
"Monroe Doctrine" for
Orient Is Seen.
SECRET TERMS ARE PRESSING
Washington Officials Express
T0KI0 . PICKS TIME WELL
Humiliating Demands Which Are
Menace to American Interests
Made When United States
Only Is Able to Protest.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. Sweeping
and drastic demands are revealed in
the secret terms being pressed on
China by Japan. Private dispatches re
veal .that Japan seeks indemnities, an
apology and political concessions.
The four formal demands are quoted
First Punlsnment of the command
ing officer involved in the military
trouble in inner Mongolia.
Second Dismissal with punishment
of the other officers involved.
Free Hand Is Demanded.
Third Instructions to Chinese troops
in affected districts not to Interfere
with Japanese troops or civilians.
Fourth Recognition of "special In
terests" for Japan in Inner Mongolia
and South . Manchuria. comprising
powers of police and administration,
preference as to loans and the selection
of all foreign advisers, etc
Besides the four "demands" are four
"concessions" whlcn China is asked to
grant Japan without formal demand,
First The Chinese army in South
Manchuria and Eastern Mongolia to
employ Japanese military advisers.
Second Chinese schools and colleges
to have Japanese military inspectors.
This is not limited to any section.
Formal Apology Asked.
Third A formal apology in person
from the Chinese Governor of Mukden
to the Japanese Governor at Dairen
and the Japanese Consul at Mukden
for the Cheng Chiatun trouble.
Fourth Monetary compensation to
the families of the Japanese killed, the
amounts to be settled by later negotia
tion. Secretary Lansing refused tonight to
outline what might be the attitude of
the American Government. It is known,
however, that steps will be taken im
mediately to learn the full significance
of Japan's act . merican interests seem
at first glance to be more deeply in
volved than in any event in the Far
Cast since Japan's famous ultimatum
to China of May, isia.
Japan seeks more than ever before,
demanding political rights which are
interpreted in Pekin as destroying
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Great Dirigibles With Carrying
Capacity of 00 Tons Expected
to Make Trip in 7 2 Hours.
CHICAGO, Sept. 5. Two "double"
Zeppelins, unarmed and each with a
carrying capacity of 60 tons, have been
built in Germany to carry mail be
tween Berlin and the United States, ac
cording to statements here today by
Morris Epstein, agent of the German
American Alliance, who returned from
Epstein said the Zeppelins had been
christened "Amerika" and "Deurtsch
land." They can make the aerial voy
age between Berlin and New York in
72 hours, he said.
"They are so constructed," said
Epstein, "that they ' can rise higher
than "any aeroplane and thus escape
hostile aviators. They also can de
scend to the water and travel there
under their own power."
Epstein, said the postage charges for
this service had already been arranged
and would be the regular international
postage plus 1 mark, or 25 cents, for
WETS WIN BY 3 IN YUKON
Vote in Entire Territory to Abolish
Saloons Is Close.
DAWSOX. T. T.. Sept. 6. Unofficial
figures on Tukon Territory's first vot
on proniDition give the wets a ma
jority of only three votes for the
entire territory. The contest was to
abolish the licensed hotel, the only
form of saloon now allowed in the
The mining districts almost without
exception voted for prohibition.
GUARD UNABLE TO RETURN
Five Regiments Still at Border Wait
ing Arrival of Rolling Stock. .
SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. Sept. 5. Al
though nearly a week has passed since
the War Department ordered 15.000 Na
tional Guardsmen to return to their
state camps, five regiments still remain
on the border.
They have been unable, up to today,
to get away because of lack of rolling
stock. Army men said.
MALADY ATTACKS INDIANS
New Cases of Infantile Paralysis Are
Pound Among Crows.
BILLINGS, Mont.. Sept. 5 Recru
descence of infantile paralysis on the
Crow Indian Reservation, near here,
was reported today by the state health
authorities. Sixteen new cases have
appeared. A rigid quarantine is being
Only one case has been reported in
Billings in the last week.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 72
degrees; minimum, 59 degrees.
TODAY'S Partly cloudy; northwesterly
Berlin discusses ultimatum to Greece.
Young- British Lieutenant decorated for de
stroying Zeppelin. Pass 2.
Allies bite deep into German lines on west
ern front. Page 1.
Official reports. Page 2.
Berlin says Roumanla is In bad way. Page 2.
Troop A makes forced march of 46 miles In
weltering temperature. Pago 7.
General Kunston expects Villa to attack
American Army. Page 1.
roll t Irs.
President Wilson prepares to plunge Into
campaign. Page 4.
Japanese activity In China causes anxiety at
Washington. Page 3.
Senate- passes revenue bill. Page 1.
Representative McArthur gets Bull Run land
bill through House. Pago 3.
Germany builds Zeppelins for overseas mall
service. page 1.
Seals and Beavers to clash today. Page 12.
Junor has edge on Russell Smith In golt
match. Pago 12
Philadelphia and Brooklyn are tied for fl-st
place In National League pennant race.
Bobby Vaughn to Join Loa Angeles team.
R, Norris Williams defeats W'lllam M.
Johnston for National tennis champion
ship. Page 13.
Orv-gon troops are at Camp Withycombe.
Thompson murder trial opens at Hlllsboro.
Senator Fulton opens Hughes' campaign at
Kugene. Page 6.
Penitentiary Board clashes over Warden
Mi u to. Page 0.
D. W. Davis leads In Idaho primaries.
Commercial and Marine.
Alaskan marine survey described. Page 14.
Big advance In Chicago wheat on confirma
tion of early predictions of losses. Page 17.
Steel stock sales at highest point In its his
tory. Page 17.
Portland and Vicinity.
Railroads make rates to attract farmers to
land loan bank hearing. Page 18.
James W. Westbrook. attorney, attempts
suicide. Page 7.
Major Gilbert says rain makes men feel at
home. Page 6.
Centenary Methodist Church will celebrate
fiftieth anlversary this week. Page 10.
Early school attendance about 4 per cent
leas than last year. Page 4.
Hughes alliances are now active In 11 towns.
Mrs. Alexander, ousted principal of girls'
school, sues Board tor place. Page 11.
Dry Special, with party candidates, due
here Friday. Page 5.
Washington troops visit. Page 6.
Westminster Presbyterian congregation calls
Dr. Hugh Walker, of Long Beach.
Heilig season will open October 5. Page 4.
Home Chautauqua opena this afternoon at
Armory. Page 13.
B'nal B'rith president discusses Jewish
ideals. Page 4.
Weather report, data and forecast. Face IT.
First and Third Battal
ions Put Up Tents.
SECOND TO DETRAIN TODAY
Men Are Glad to Be Home but
Hope for Early Return.
LIGHT RAIN WELCOMES
Threatened Strike Causes Some Dis
comfort, as Itailroud Is Able
to Furnish Day Coaches Only
to Those Leaving Early.
CAMP WITHYCOMBE, Or, Sept. 5
(Special.) The Oregon troops are
home again. Their bronzed features
reflecting the fervor of the tropical
Mexican sun and a springy step and a
soldierly bearing giving testimony to
ten weeks of Army discipline, the First
and Third Battalions arrived today and
are now awaiting further orders at
The Second Battalion and the supply
company were expected to arrive about
midnight and will begin detraining at
6 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Men Want to Return to Border.
What the "further orders" awaiting
the regiment may be no one knows and
among the men there is an under
current of hope that it will be "back;
to the border" for them.
That is the situation with the men.
They have fallen in love with the
border, so to speak, and they want
more of it. The order to leave was a
It was a disappointment, not that
they had no longing for home and
friends, but in the sense that they
realized they were having an experi
ence worth while tinder conditions that
were pleasant, and they were loth to
relinquish It so soon.
Returning Men Are Trained.
"It gave a lot of us a chance to get
tho kinks out of our brains and take
mental stock of ourselves." as one ex
That is a, sample of the way they feel
about it. Only they think that the
training has not quite been carried to
It was a better hand of soldiers that
returned to Camp Withycombe today
than left it 10 weeks ago.
But the "return to the border" ia
not deemed likely In official circles.
It was Just 6:28 A. M. when the first
section, carrying regimental headquar
ters, the headquarters company, tho
sanitary corps, the machine gun com
pany and the First Battalion, consist
ing of Companies A. B, C and D, Arrived
at Camp Withycombe. Colonel Clenar I
McLaughlin was In command.
Troops Gone Two Months.
Exactly two months and two days,
by the calendar, from the time they
had left Camp Withycombe. they wera
home again. Leaving Camp Wlth
eombe in the last detachment for tha
border, they were the first to return. It
was June 29 when the First Battalion,
the headquarters company, the supply
company, the sanitary troops and i-to
machine gun company left Camp
A misty little rain drizzled down as
if In welcome. The rain had been there
to bid them farewell and it was hero
again to greet them.
Those who returned today had seen
no rain whatever on the border and
they confessed that they missed it.
Crowd at Station Small.
There were probably a dozen at tho
station to greet the troops when tho
train pulled in. These were soon aug
mented in number by the recruits in
camp. The greetings were mutually
The men were eager to learn tho
news, if any, concerning their future
orders. It developed that many of
them had lived in hopes that they
would be ordered returned to their
border stations even while en route
home. The general impression among ,
them was that the orders that sent
them home had been given because of
the Impending railroad strike and that,
since this was adjusted, the ordera
would be rescinded. Free copies of
The Oregonian were distributed to tho
men and were read eagerly.
Tent City Begins to Rise.
Breakfast was in progress as the
train arrived. After it was finished
the men detrained. In company for
mation they marched to the tenting
grounds where arms were stacked and
the work of re-establishing a camp was
With a celerity and method that
could scarcely have been exceeded by
the most veteran of army organiza
tions, stakes were driven, pits and
trenches dug. the ground leveled off or
cleared and everything prepared i'or
the erection of the tents.
In less than an hour pots were boil
ing on the stoves for the noonday
mess. In less than two hours a tented
city had arisen. Mess call was sounded
on time, and men lined up to the dis
penser with their mess kits, cafeteria
style, just as they had done on tho
border several days, before.
Officer Praise Command.
Officers of the regiment were en
thusiastic in their praise of the man
ner in which the men conducted them
selves while breaking camp and en
route. Late on August 31, only last
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