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VOL. XXXV NO. 37.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER lO, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TEUTOII FORTS AT
HALICZ BLOWN IIP
SENATORIAL RAGE IN
WASHINGTON IS HOT
Real Contest Between
STATE TAKES REST
IN THOMPSON TRIAL
FARMERS LET GO
OF $1.36 WHEAT
FEDERAL INQUIRY EN
Special Agent Now at
Work in Portland.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
GERJIAXr DISHEARTENED BY
BREMEN'S LO"NG ABSENCE.
200,000 BUSHELS ARE SOLD IX
DAY AT WALLA WALLA.
Austrians Sacrifice Own
Defenses and Bridge.
RUSSIANS WIN BACK DOBRIC
Czar's Men Unite With Rou
manians and in Great Drive
Retake Lost Ground.
BLACK SEA COAST CLEARED
Passes Leading Into Hungary
Proper Taken and Furious
Battle Gets Under Way.
LONDOX, Sept. 9. The Anatrlam
Iitc began to blo-w lip forts at Hllc,
Galicla, according to dispatches pub
lished by the Petrograd Russky Slovo
and forwarded by the Renter corre
spondent. The Russians have occupied
some of them
The great bridge across the Dniester,
the dispatch adds, has been blown up.
Russians hold the left bank and are
cannonading the retreating Austrians.
Two railway trains have been wrecked.
BY ARTHUR S. DRAPER.
("War Correspondent of the New Tork
Tribune. By Special Cable.)
LONDON, Sept. 9. (Special.)
The Russian drive in the Dobrudja is
In full swing. Driving forward with
the Roumanians today, the Czar's
troops won back Dobric, ten miles
from the Bulgarian border.
In the fierce battle, that is still in
progress, they are fighting to clear
Czar Ferdinand's troops from the
holds they have won on the Rouman
ian Black Sea coast.
Hungarian Border Menaced.
With the Danube line protected by
the Russian thrust, the Roumanians
have put new vigor into the campaign
in Transylvania. Olah Toplitza, 25
miles inside the border, and five cither
towns in Northern Transylvania were
wrested from the Austrians today.
The territory lying between the Rou
manian line and the mountains skirt
ing the Huigarian border is being
The Russians are ready to join in
this campaign. They took another
series of Carpathian heights today,
winning a hold on the ridges guarding
the Rdona Pass, leading into Hungary
proper. Berlin admits this retreat.
This move aims to flank the second
Austrian line behind the mountains
on the Hungarian border.
Germans Strike HeaVily.
A furious battle is developing along
the whole 75-mile front in the Dob
rudja from the Danube, where the
Bulgars have won Turktukai, to the
Black Sea, where Czar Ferdinand's
troops hold three ports. The Rus
sians have wrested the offensive from
the Bulgarians and the Germans are
striking heavy blows along the wide
There are two threats in this com-
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Experts Say Submarine Has Been
Xiost Vessel, Due lO Days Ago,
Known to Have Eluded British.
NEW TORK. Sept. 9. (Special.)
Despite the success of the Deutschland
venture, Germany is prepared V aban
don, for the time being at least, her
merchant submarine programme be
cause of failure of the Bremen to reach
an American port, according to reports
that have been received from abroad.
From an official source it has been
learned that the Bremen eluded the
British Channel patrol and should have
arrived in America 10 days ago. The
absence of the vessel has convinced
maritime experts that the submarine
has been lost at sea. It is probable that
her fate never will be known. The
September seas are admittedly hazard
ous and this fact may explain the fate
of the Bremen. There is practically
no chance for submarines to make the
undersea passage In the Winter.
One report which has gained favor
here is that Germany intended to send
several submarines across the sea and
the first one reaching here was to be
termed the Bremen. The losses of
others, this rumor said, were to be con
cealed. This is hardly possible, how
ever, as the British Admiralty Is known
to have been disappointed at the fail
ure to capture the Bremen. When the
Bremen eluded the British patrol it was
expected that the submarine would be
reported in the United States.
GUISTO SIGNS CONTRACT
Young Beaver Star to Join Indians
at Cleveland Today.
CLEVELAND, Or.. Sept. 9. Louis
Guisto, hard-hitting first baseman from
the Portland Pacific Coast League Club,
today signed a Cleveland contract after
a conference with Owner Dunn, of the
Cleveland American League club. Trie
terms of the contract were not made
public. Guisto had objected to the
terms first offered by the Cleveland
The young Coast League star will
report tomorrow ready to engage in
the series which opens here with De
troit. AFRICANS TO GO TO FRANCE
Premier Botha- to Send 10,000 Na
tives to Work on Docks.
PRETORIA, Union of South Africa,
Sept. 9, . ia London. General Louis
Botha, Premier of the South African
Union, announced today that an ar
rangement had been made to send 10,
000 natives to France for dock labor.
General Botha said the scheme was
the result of a request made by the
natives to be allowed to assist in Eu
rope. MILLIONS OF EGGS HELD
More Than 200 Firms Keep Stocks
Back, Says Government.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 9. Two hundred
and twenty-one firms are holding near
ly 6,000,000 cases of eggs about 143,
000,000 dozens- in cold storage, accord
ing to the latest report to the Depart
ment of Agriculture.
Great as the figures may seem the
official report shows them 10 per cent
less than a month ago.
CANADIAN LOAN TO OPEN
Hundred Million Dollars Is Offered
at 97 1-2.
OTTAWA. Ont.. Sept. 9 Canada's
new war loan will be for $100,000,000
at 97, bearing interest at 5 per cent
and running for 15 years, it was an
nounced here today. The subscription
books will be opened Tuesday.
The Dominion's last war loan was
$50,000,000, but twice that amount was
IN THE PAST WEEK'S NEWS THESE EVENTS LOOMED LARGEST ON
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN UNHEEDED
Humphrey Makes Strong Fin
ish, Assailing Poindexter.
VOTERS DECIDE TUESDAY
Dr. E. A. Bryan Is Considered Nom
inee if Neither of Other Two
Can Poll Enough to Win
as First Choice.
BY RONALD G. CALLVERT.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Sept. 9. (Staff Cor
respondence.) Today, In the shadow of
a 42-story building I met an old friend
and asked him abc-ut Presidential poli
tics in Washington. It will be observed
from the foregoing sentence how read
ily one acquires the Seattle spirit. Mark
the indefinite article "a." There is only
one 42-story building In Seattle, and it
towers' above all the other more or less
Still, it is popular to refer to "a
42-story building" in a familiar, off
hand manner that tends to give the im
pression that the entire populace in
the streets is suffering from oppressive
atmosphere caused by the confining
presence of 42-story buildings.
'o Interest Shown.
. As I was saying, In the shadow of
"a" 42-story building I met an old
friend and asked him about Presiden
tial politics in Washington. The can
did reply was that "there ain't no such
thing" in the present absorbing Issues
of the day. The voters are too busy
getting ready to choose candidates for
Congressional, state, judicial and
county offices next Tuesday.
After that Is done, and not until
then, will they become Interested in
the important question as to whether
the President kept us out of war, or
merely ducked for the cyclone cellar
when he heard a moderate zephyr
whistle round the corner.
Senatorial Issue Acute.
The campaign has now reached the
acute stage on the Senatorial issue.
There are three real candidates in a
field of six.. Today the contest seems
to rest between Miles Poindexter. pres
ent Senator and sometime Democrat,
sometime Populist, sometime Progres
sive and now Republican; Will E. Hum
phrey, for 14 years a Representative in
Congress from this district, and Dr.
Enoch A. Bryan, new In politics, but
for 23 years head of the Washington
State College at Pullman.
Dr. Bryan presumably is heir to the
compulsory second-choice votes of the
followers of the other two, the favor
ite together with Poindexter of certain
Eastern .Washington electors who will
vote on purely geographical grounds,
and the probable recipient of the first-
choice votes of what might be termed
the more conservative element among
former party Progressives.
State Importance Small.
Dr. Bryan is not considered an im
portant factor in first-choice voting in
the state at large. On whether the
contest for the Republican nomination
will be decided on the first-choice votes
seems to depend his main chance. The
main Issue is Humphrey versus Poin
dexter In this, the home town of Humphrey,
there is probably more Poindexter noise
than can be heard in any quarter of
the state. It is giving the Humphrey
supporters considerable concern, but at
that it is in a way an old story. Cer-
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YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 66
degrees; minimum, 48 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair, warmer: frost in early
morning;; westerly winds.
Von Falkenhayn removed as chief of Ger
man staff for urging; defensive war. Sec
tion 1, page 6.
Austrians blow up forts at Halics as Rus
sians advance. Section -1, page 1.
Serbs win victory, Section 1, page 6.
British take whole of Ginchy in attack oa
front three and a half miles. Section 1.
- pace 6.
No equipment lost by Troop A on long
march. Section 1, page 6.
Mr. Hughes points out flaws In shipping bill
In address in Maine. Section 1, pags 3.
Prohibition candidate Invades wet "Wiscon
sin section. Section 1, page 3.
Both parties work hard to carry Maine for
effect on November election. Section 1.
t pags 2.
Japan would put military advisers In China.
Section 1, page 3.
Wreck of cruiser Memphis due to under
sea eruption. Section 1, page 2.
Kt York carmen's strike spreads. Section
1. page 4.
Long absence of Bremen causes Germany to
abandon undersea merchant trade. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Suffragists are urged to support Mr.
Hughes. Section 1, page 7.
Public Is Invited to visit troops and at
tend Clackamas services today. Section
1. Page 8.
State rests In Thompson case. Section 1,
page . 1.
Bishop Hughes makes hit at Lewlston
Methodist conference. Section 1, page 9.
Both Idaho parties name bankers for Gov
ernor. Section 1, page 8.
Walla Walla farmers let go of 200.000
bushels of wheat at $1.36. Section 1.
Four men caught in blizzard on Rainier.
Section 1, page .
Washington Is absorbed in Senatorial pri
maries to end Tuesday. Section 1,
Pacific Ccast League results: Portland 6-4.
San Francisco 1-1; Los Angeles 0-2. Ver
.non 1-0; Oakland 6-0, Salt Lake 2-7. Sec
tion 2, page 2.
New record made in 440-yard hurdles by W.
A. Hummel, ofy Portland, at Newark.
N. J., meet. Section 2, page 1.
Chick Evans annexes amateur golf title.
Section 2. page 8.
Brooklyn again Is in lead In National League.
Section 2, page 2.
Detroit is but one game behind Red Sox.
Section 2, page 2.
Trls Speaker, batting king, boosts average.
toetUon 2, page 3.
Pacific Coast Handicap trapshooting tour
ney to begin tomorrow. Section 2, page 4.
Aggies are ready for call of gridiron. Sec
tion 2. page S.
Coast League race closes in seven weeks.
Section 2, page 3.
Boxing card is arranged by Rose City Ath
letic Club. Section 2, page 6.
Interacholastlc League's football schedule Is
heavy. Section 2, page 2.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat bids in Northwest reduced as result
of ilurop ut Chicago. Section 2, page 15.
Sharp setback given Chicago option mar
ket. Section 2, page 13.
Broad and active market for Wall-street
stocks. Section 2, page 15.
Easy money contributes to advance In se
curity prices. Section 2, page 15.
Officer of Beaver is held for liquor ship
ments. Section 2, page 16.
Portland to reap benefits from new Scan
dinavian fleet. Section 2. page 16.
Ship work at Standifer-Clarkson yard Is
rapid. Section 2, page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Industrial League to issue manifesto on
factory plans. Section 1. page 10.
State Hvgieno Society ' elects officers. Sec
tion 1. page 10.
Multnomah County tax roll shows cut of
20,O0'J.000 in valuation. Section 1.
Five lumbermen wanted for Federal Trade
Commission. Section 1, page 12.
Bakers -urge dime loaf. Section 13. page 13.
Dry special with Prohibition candidates will
arrive Friday. Section. 1. page 15.
Improvement shown in lumber business.
Section 1. page 15.
Greshsm Fair ready for opening on Tuesday.
Section 1. page 16.
Ex-Senator Fulton and B. K. Irvine debate
politics. Section 1, page 16.
Henry Ford to visit Portland this week.'
Section 1, page 18.
Archibald Russell, formerly of Portland,
writes of life with British Flying Corps.
Section 1. page 18.
City Commission ready to tackle budget
making. Section 1, page 18.
Orpheum opening bill is headed by Martin
Beck production. Section 1. page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast- Section
2. page 16.
Fifty-two Republicans to stump stats for
Hughes. Section 1, page 6.
Federal Investigation of cement case be
gun. Section 1, pags 1.
TEN-CENT LOAF IS BIGGER
Nickel Size Discontinued by Bakers
at Davenport, la.
DAVENPORT. Ia.. Sept. 9. At a
meeting of 11 of the prominent bakers
of Davenport it was decided to raise
the price of bread to 10 cents and to
discontinue the 5-cent loaf
The size of the old 10-cent loaf will
be Increased to 27 ounces.
Defense to Spend Time
Trailing New Clew.
CUFF BUTTON NOT ADMITTED
Prosecution Attempts to Show
Familiarity With Roads.
TWO WITNESSES MISSING
Proprietor of Filling Station, Who
Is Believed to Be Able to Iden
tify Occupants of Death Car,
Seems to Have Vanished.
HILLSBORO. Or.. Sept. 9. (Special.)
At noon today the prosecution In the
Jitney murder trial rested and attorneys
for Bennett Thompson were allowed
until Monday morning In which to per
fect their line of defense.
Little evidence was introduced today.
An attempt of the state to prove that
the cuff button found In the fragment
of shirt cuff from the blood-stained
garment traced to Thompson had been
stolen from K. Okura, a Japanese living
on 'Mrs. Helen Jennings' farm, was
frustrated. Judge Bagley sustaining the
objection that the facts were imma
terial to the case at Issue.
Cuff Button Not Admitted.
District Attorney Tongue argued
fruitlessly that If it could be proved
circumstantially that the cuff button
and other articles and clothing found
in the possession of Thompson had been
stolen from the Japanese, It would go
further to prove that Thompson had
worn the shirt the night of the crime.
Attorneys Huston and Hurst, for the
defense, Insisted today that their lines
remained impregnable, despite the as
saults of the District Attorney. For
any holes which may have been made
in their carefully prepared alibi they
have adequate patches, they asserted.
Both Forces Confident.
Their confidence was more than re
flected by the prosecution, which ex
hibited a plain conviction that noth
ing was left of the defense but a badly
District Attorney Tongue concluded
his oase with reluctance today, but
testimony regarding supposed thefts
had been ruled out and two witnesses
desired were unavailable. A man named
Jellison, proprietor. May 15, of a filling
station in South Portland, where L. C.
Stephenson testified to seeing an auto
mobile containing a passenger he is
morally certain was Thompson drive
up the night of the crimes, is sought
by the state. He was last heard from
In Camas, Wash., and is known to have
received a subpena which has not been
Two Witnesses Missing.
Jellison could have identified the
driver of the machine as Rlstman, Dis
trict Attorney Tongue asserts, from de
scription and because he is said to have
heard a passer-by address the Jltneur
Lou Riggs. auto truck driver, who
referred to Thompson as his "helper"
on his truck last Fall, according to tes
timony Friday, is a witness sought by
both prosecution and defense, for one
of the main lines of defense is that
Thompson knows nothing about auto
mobiles and could not have driven the
death Jitney. Riggs Is reported to be
out of the state.
Motive Still Looked For.
In deferring his trial until Monday
to let the attorneys for the defense pre
pare further. Judge Bagley permits
them to trace down some information
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THE VISION OF CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
Woman Disposes of 40,000 Bushels
at $1.3-1 Bluestem Is Tlyoe
Cents Under Turkey Bed.
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Sept. 9.
(Special.) Wheat was active here yes
terday, and today farmers, enticed by
the highest prices since wheat sold at
$1.50, disposed of more than 200,000
As high as 81.36 was paid for Tur
key red wheat by millers, but the pre
vailing prices were $1.34 and $1.35.
with bluestem 3 cents lower and club
bringing around $1.26.
Mrs. A.' R, Ned sold 40.000 bushels of
last year's turkey red to Owsley &
Case for $1.34; Dement Bros, bought
for the same price a large lot of the
Smith Sexton wheat; James Lyons sold
between 15,000 and 20,000 bushels of
club to Jones Scott Company for about
$1.26; Joe Ed Painter sold to the
Preston Shaffer Milling Company, of
Waitsburg, a good-sized lot of blue
stem for about $1.32V4; H. P. Wheeler
sold about 20,000 bushels of bluestem
for about $1.32, and It was reported
J. J. Managan sold about 25,000 bushels
ARIZONA DESERT FLOODED
Phoenix Is Slightly Damaged by
PHOENIX. Ariz.. Sept. 9. The
heaviest 24-hour rain here in 15 years,
following yesterday's steady down
pour, today sent the desert streams
coursing across the Salt River Vallev.
The canal system had been emptied to
handle the unprecedented flood water.
but numerous breaks occurred. Prac
tically no damage, however, was
caused to crops.
In 10 minutes, late today, half an
Inch of rain fell in Phoenix, a record
for this place. Minor damage was
caused in the city. Soft roadbeds have
caused delays in train schedules. A
cloudburst in the "Verde Valley sent
Verde River to a high flood.
Threej feet of water washed over th
lip of Granite Reef dam, with prospects
that the flow would be increased be
BRIDE IS 16, HUSBAND 54
Mother of Miss Anna Higgins Con
sents and Acts as Witness.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Sept- 9. (Spe
cial.) Miss Anna Higgins, a 16-year-old
Tualatin, Or., girl, was married
here today to A. D. Smith. 54 years
of age. older than the girl's mother.
Mrs. Lillian Deaton. the girl's moth
er, consented to the marriage and
acted as witness for them. Her step
father and other friends and relatives
were in the wedding party.
INTERNED GERMANS RAID
Invasion of Melon Patch Is Charge
NORFOLK, Va.. Sept. 9. Rear-Admiral
McLean, commandant of the Nor
folk Navy-yard, on the complaint of
county officers, has ordered an Investi
gation of the report that German sail
ors had raided the watermelon patch
of a farmer. "
Sailors from the interned cruiser
Prinz Eitel Friedrich and Kronprinz
Wilhelm are accused.
STEEL MAKESNEW RECORD
Quotations Rise to 102 Over Night.
Other Industrial Issues Strong.
NEW TORK. Sept. 9. United States
Steel made the new high record of 102
on the Stock Exchange this morning,
an overnight gain of more than wto
points and exceeding its previous record
by almost a point.
Other Industrial Issues were strong,
also the coppers and leading rails.
GRAND JURY SUBPENAS SERVED
Two of 14 Defendants in Suit
by Aman Moore File Defi.
AUTHORITY IS CHALLENGED
Legal Adviser for Complainant in
$1,500,000 Action Answers Op
ponents and Says He
Has Copied Files.
Interesting developments took place
yesterday in the cement trust case,
which came into public notice August
28 with the filing of a $1,500,000 suit
in the Federal Court here by Aman
Moore, vice-president and largest indi
vidual stockholder of the Oregon Port
land Cement Company, of Oswego, in
which he charged the existence of a
cement trust that was attempting to
gain absolute control or to force the
closure of the Oswego plant.
First and most important of these
developments was the fact, becoming
known for the first time yesterday,
that for the past six months a special
agent of the United States Department
of Justice has been in Portland investi
gating the operations of the alleged
Grand Jury Subpenas Ont.
Development No. 2. indicating that
strong evidence as to the existence of
such a trust has been gathered by this
investigator and presaging almost cer
tain action by the Government, .was
the serving of grand Jury subpenas by
deputy United States Marshals on per
sons connected with the company at
Oswego and Portland.
These subpenas require their pres
ence as witnesses before the Federal
grand Jury, which convenes in Port
land about September 20.
Clarence L. Ream en. United States
Attorney for Oregon, declined last
night to discuss any phase of the case.
He said it would be highly improper
for him to discuss any case that is to
come before the grand Jury.
Federal Inquiry Antedates Suit.
The known fact that a Federal spe
cial agent has been investigating for
six months shows, however, that the
Government inquiry antedates a long
time the charges brought by Mr. Moore
in his suit. Whether Mr. Moore or
someone else originally inspired the
Government investigation cannot be
Still a third development yesterday
was the filing In the Federal Court
of four motions by two of the 14 de
fendants named in Mr. Moore's suit,
challenging the authority of Attorney
Coy Burnett, and the law firm of Logan .
& Smith, to represent the Oregon Port
land Cement Company in the suit
brought by Mr. Moore in the name of
Inside Information Claimed.
In answer to these four motions. At
torney Burnett not only upheld his au
thority but commented on the motions
and announced that he had gained much
"inside information" on the case.
Although the suit was filed against
the alleged trust manipulators by
Aman Moore, one of the vice-presidents
of the Oregon Portland Cement
Company, in the name of the company,
it has developed that a majority of
the board of directors, as well as a
majority of the executive committee.
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