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TITE STJXDAT OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, AUGUST 11, .1918.
TAX BILL SHORT OF
GOAL 6Y BILLION
Gross Sales Levy Considered
as Means of Raising Re
RESORT TO TARIFF OPPOSED
Impost on Tea, Coffee and Sugar
Talked Of as Possible Source
of Keren ne Amounting to
WASHINGTON. Aii(. 19. The House
ways and means committee tonight Is
an even billion dollars short of Its $8,
' 000.000.000 coal In the framing; of the
tentative draft of the revenue bill.
Chairman Kltchin of the committee
expected to confer with Secretary Mc
Adoo next week before the bill is given
Its final approval and differences be
tween the Treasury and the committee
regarding the excess profits tax are ex
pected to be straightened out.
In considering how best to raise the
remalnlnr billon dollars there was re
newed talk among committee members
today of the feasibility of a gross sales
It was calculated that 1 per cent on
every line of business would produce
between SI. 500.000.000 and $2,000,000,000.
But It was held that to apply it to every
business would be too drastic and that
a few Industries only should be selected
for such a consumption tax.
Tea a ad Sugar Levy Talked Of.
There was also talk of an excise tax
en tea. coffee and sugar. A tax of S
cents a pound on sugar and coffee and
10 or IS cents a pound on tea. it was
stated, would produce between 400,
00.000 and S500.000.00O.
Some members urged a resort to the
tariff, saying an increase In customs
duties to produce S400.000.000 should
be adopted, but the committee has been
trying to avoid reaching into the
The whisky and beer tax has practi
cally been agreed on. but to avoid large
withdrawals from the bonded ware
houses to escape taxation, the figures
are withheld. In general it may be
said that they will raise S310.000.000
and soft drinks S30.000.000.
Lane Intercedes far M In lag.
Declaring a serious situation exists
because of "the effect of the excess
profits taxes on the production of cer
tain minerals essential for carrying on
the war." Senator Lane, in a letter
made public today, urged Chairman
Kltchin of the House Ways and Means
Committee in framing the coming
revenue bill to use care in assessing
r taxes which might injure these in
"A number of typical eases," the let
ter said, "have come to my attention
' In which development Is being pre
vented because of the fact that new
mining enterprises of uncertain life are
not allowed to amortize the actual In
vestment before subject to the excess
It waa indicated that among the in
dustries especially affected were those
In Western states producing potash
man transports are still going east
T' o new German divisions hava been
engaged by the advancing allies.
The machine g mners and infantry
went into ba- ie with their traditional
enthusiasm. They met the Germans
and defeated them here Just as they
did along the Marne.
At ,aces stiff resistance developed,
but all along the line the American
British and French smashed through
the harassed enemy who was trying to
hold up their advance
Because the allies gained all their
objectives It is possible the enemy does
not know where he was beaten. It 1
therefore inadvisable to disclose ex
actly where the allies are operating.
It may be said, however, that th
British infantry and tanks reached th
points they intended to attain and this
morning they are holding consolidated
lines along the front.
Division Staff Cnptnred.
The allied forces captured a large
Quantity of material and a complet
German divisional headquarters and
staff. This headquarters was captured
at Lihons. The number of prisoners
this morning Is close to ZS.OOO.
North of the Somme the allies, sfte
taking ChiDllly Spur, have gone on,
drivlna- the enemv before them. Numer
ous tanks and "whippets" assisted the
Farther south the French advanced
rapidly and Increased their number of
nrlsoners as they pushed tneir line
The Germans are now well back to
ward the Somme. south of Peronne.
With this stream at their back and th
allied guns and airplanes pouring shells
into the crossing over the feomme, tn
position of the enemy Is serious.
OREGON CITY BOY WRITES
Dan Finnucane In Hospital, Suffer
lng From Gas Burns.
OREGON CITT, Or.. Aug. 10. (Spe
cial.) Dan Finnucane, son of P. S.
Finnucane. of thia city, and one of the
well-known boys enlisting with the
162d Infantry, is suffering from gas
burns recently received while serving
his country in France. A letter was
received by the boy's father today tell
' lng him that Dan was In the hospital.
and written by the boy.
In hla letter he says: "I am suffer
ing from gas burns, but getting along
O. K. In a hospital, with others, receiv
ing the best of care. How we appre
ciate the good care we are getting.
When I return home, if I ever do, how
many stories I will hava to relate to
you. I want to tell you the pictures
you see In the movies are all true."
OLD FRIENDS ARE UNITED
Men Meet In Portland After Separa
tion of 25 Tears.
Two men who had not seen each
ether for 25 years had a reunion in
Portland last week, when L M. Howell,
Waahington'a Secretary of State, waa
here to attend the semi-annual meeting
of the Northwest Tourist Association.
Dr. J. Hunter Wells, member of Draft
Board No. 2 and member of the city
board of health, was the other party to
the "get together." The two men were
schoolmates 25 years ago at the State
Normal School at Monmouth, Or. Mr.
Howell heard that Mr. Wells waa living
here and was absent from one of the
association's meetings to talk over old
times with him.
GERMANS ARE ON WAY BACK
Continued From First Pas-)
LONDON. Aug. 10. The Plcardy bat
tie is spreading to the south of Arras,
the Pall Mall Gazette says this after
noon. Heavy fighting occurred thl
morning in the battle area, with th
allies making satisfactory progress and
takina- larae numbers of prisoners.
One hundred additional German guna
have been taken by the allies.
Canadian cavalry which is operating
close to Chaulnes reports that the en
emy is fighting strong rearguard ac
tions In order to enable the stores o
ammunition and guns to be removed
from that town.
The opinion in London today was
that the enemy could not now possibly
hold any sort of line until he reached
the Somme and the canal from Nesle to
Noyon. That would make a maximum
retreat of 20 miles. Roughly speaking,
the allied advance In two days on
front of 20 miles has been 12 miles.
TWO PORTLAND BOYS DIE
M. G. DeWolfe and C. A. Jensen Are
Victims of War In France.
The death of a Portland boy in the
fighting in France and of another who
succumbed to wounds was reported
yesterday In casualty lists sent home
by General Pershing's staff. Milford
G. DeWolfe. 6808 Eighty-third street
Southeast, was slain in action, while
Conrad A. Jensen, 185 East Sixty-eighth
street. North, died of disease. '
Young DeWolfe waa the aon of Mrs.
H. C. Richmond. He served on the
Mexican border with the Washington
National Guard and was sent to France
last December. ' He was serving as a
private in the Ninth Infantry. Trace
of nearest relativea of Private Jensen
is still lacking.
6-CENT FARE CAUSES RIOT
Detroit Crowds Angered Over In
creased Streetcar Rates.
DETROIT. Mich., Aug. 10. Riots oc
curred in every section of the city today
as a result of the efforts of the Detroit
United Railways company to collect
6-cent fare. Motormen were removed
forcibly from their cars. Crowds, an
gered at the tie-up resulting from the
refusal of hundreds of passengers to
pay the Increased fare, attacked car
At a munitions factory several hun
dred workmen overturned a car. In
the downtown district policemen with
drawn revolvers were called out to pre
vent threatened violence.
GLENCOE BABIES MEASURED
One Hundred and 28 Infants
Under Federal Tests.
One hundred and twenty-eight babies
were weighed and measured at the
Glencoe School Wednesday, with Mrs.
W. H. Buxton acting as chairman. In
the various schools the weighing and
measuring is done at the request of the
State Council of Defense.
Headed by Miss Janet Senstermacher
a number of young girls canvassed the
neighborhood and nrged the mothers to
bring in their babies. A number of
graduate nurses from the Glencoe dis
trict assisted during the afternoon.
YANKS WINJN AIR FIGHT
In Battle With 12 Hun Planes, Two
Germans. Are Downed.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMT ON
THE VESLB. Aug. 10. (By tbs Asso
ciated Presa) In a battle in the air
between 12 German and five American
airplanes, Lleutenanta Walter Avery,
of Columbus, Ohio, and Harold Buckley,
of Agawam. Mass., each brought down
There were no casualties among the
EDITORS DANCE "
ON OCEAN BEACH
Coos Bay Entertainment In
cludes Luncheon in Spruce
FOREST PRIMEVAL VISITED
L. J. Simpson Throws Open His
Home at Shoreacrcs and Makes
Welcome Men and Women
of Press Association.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Aug. 10. (Spe
cial) The visiting editors of the state
association are closing their Coos Bay
entertainment with a big open-air
dance at Sunset Bay, 15 miles from
Marshfield, this evening. Every mem
ber of the outside contingent and their
families are at the beach enjoying the
finale. They came from L. J. Simpson's
Shoreacres home, a mile distant, where
they had been entertained during the
afternoon and where the official ses
sion for business and election of of
ficers was held.
The first affair of the day was an
automobile ride over the Camman High
way, one of the oldest roads in the
county, which traverses the peninsula
from north to south, the northern ter
minus at Empire. This highway passes
through primitive areas of the finest
timber in the county.
The party reached Tarheel logging
camp, the largest spruce and white
cedar logging camp in the county, for
two hours' entertainment and luncheon
at 10 o'clock and first viewed the cut
ting, bucking and loading of the aero
plane spruce and white cedar.
Logging Camp Lnohna Excellent.
The lunchern was exactly as the men
are fed at camp, but those particlpat
ng saia it was much superior to the
usual hotel or restaurant menu.
The logging operations were Instruct
ive, many having never witnessed them
L. J. Simpson threw open his fine
home on the cliffs above the ocean
beach for the afternoon and the edi
torial party enjoyed hugely the various
points of interest about the premises.
The flower gardens were almost at
their best and these were a marvel to
the assemblage. Mrs. Simpson enter
tained the ladles, while Mr. Simpson
guided the men folks about and set out
especially his fine Holstein-Frieslan
herd of cattle for admiration. Secretary
Lloyd Riches, in speaking the day s
events, said: "The entertainment could
ot ze excelled."
Bend Editor Falls to Arrive.
Some of the editors who were ex
pected did not arrive. The experience
f Archie Whlsnant, of Bend, may ac
count for the absentees. Mr. Whisnant,
who failed to show up, sent Mr. Simp
son the following telegram from Bend:
we are coming, live in party, three
women, two men. Starting via Horn
brook, w will get there, don't know
The association chose the following
officers for the ensuing year: Presi
dent, C. E. Ingalls, of the Corvallls
Gazette-Times; - vice-president. Edgar
McDaniel, North Bend Harbor; secre
tary and treasurer, Lloyd Riches, Ore
gon City; Bruce Dennis, La Grande,
executive committeeman four years;
L. Scott, Forest Grove, executive
committeeman for one year.
Tomorrow morning the association
finishes the 1918 session with a visit
through the Coqullle Valley, at Myrtle
Point, Coqullle and Bandon, returning
Marshfield over the scenic Seven
Devils County Highway.
j To Oeir
this is important:
You men who have come to Portland to help build ships
for Uncle Sam will have a lot of invitations to buy clothes.
You'll find good clothes here, and we have a special
message on values in fine clothes at this time.
Through our profit-sharing policy with our customers,
you can at $20.00 and $30.00 get better values in suits right
now than anywhere in the country.
If our values are not better, we don't want your money.
Use our telephone. Leave your packages. Meet your
friends here. This is a service store for shipbuilders or
WE INVITE COMPARISON OF CLOTHES VALUES
with Suits sold by other stores
for $25 and $30.
with Suits sold by other stores
for $35 and $40.
GRAY'S VALUES WILL TELL
WASHINGTON & WEST PARK
ACROSS FROM TELEGRAM
MVLTNOMAH COUNTY FORGER GOES
OUT UNDER FLAX.
SCENIC TRAILS PLANNED
Columbia Highlands Company De
cides on Development Wort.
Following the annual meeting of the
Columbia Highlands Company, held
yesterday, it is announced that the
directors have decided to carry forward
plan of development of their prop-
rty through, which the Columbia River
Highway runs for nearly three miles.
Trails will be developed to various
scenic ' points, including the hanging
gardens on Dalton creek and numerous
grottoes of exceptional scenic beauty.
Attention will be given to lands ad
jacent to the highway, and steps will
be taken to protect the shrubs, trees
and forest growth from the vandalism
The officers of the company, elected
at the annual meeting, are: Judge
Thomas F. Ryan, president; Dr. A. W.
Moore, vice-president; Mrs. Charles
Coopey, treasurer; Charles E. Coopey,
secretary. These, with W. L Masters,
form the board of directors.
Prison Officials Kind Fugitive Hldlag
;. in Cellar of Vacant Honse, Armed
, With a Long Dirk.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 10. (Special.)
Two efforts at escape from the State
Penitenitary were frustrated this morning-
The men were Robert Burns, serv
ing from two to 20 years for forgery
from Multnomah County, and J. R.
Rogers, colored, serving from one to 10
years from Umatilla for assault with a
Burns was employed loading flax on
Astoria Chinese Held.
ASTORIA, Or.. Aug. 10. (Special)
Lum Yen, Chinese, was arraigned be
fore United States Commissioner Car
ney thia afternoon on a charge of hav
ing opium in his possession. He waived
examination, and was held under $1000
cash bail to await ' the action of the
Federal grand jury.
Dr. B. K. Wright'
So treat them accordingly by giv
ing them expert dental attention
whenever needed without delay.
Don't harbor decayed teeth or
stumps. Replace them with bridge
work or plates and preserve your
I have the eklll and equipment to
give you the best results at a moder
ate fee. - -
Painless Extraction of Teeth.
20 Years' Active Practice.
Northwest Corner of Sixth and
Washington, Raleigh Building.
Phonesi Main 2119, A 2119.
Office Ilourst 8 A. M. to 6 P. M.
Open Evenings. Sunday 10 to 12 A. St.
wagons In the flax plant inside the
walls and slipped into the flax, being
covered by his companions, and went
out under the flax. He was seen run
ning along D street eastward and the
prison authorities notified.
Guards Dorman and Putnam started
on a chase, followed by Warden Murphy
and Parole Officer Keller. Burns was
dragged from the cellar of a vacant
building. He was armed with a long
Rogers, who has been working about
one of the gates, was told by Guard
Sam Worrell to oil' the hinges. As the
gates opened for him he ran. Worrell
opened fire with his rifle and Rogers
dodged behind a pillar, where he was
kept at bay until Warden Murphy came
Into the prison.
This was the third effort at escape
for Burns in a year.
WAR PICTURES GRIPPING
Gripping pictures of needless havoc
wrought by the Huns on the western
front were shown at the Armory last
night by Sergeant J. B. Hathaway, of
the Canadian army, who saw long serv
ice on the Tpres and Somme fronts in
the early years of the war. A big; audi
ence gathered to see the views nd
hear Sergeant Hathaway's address.
Patriotic songs opened and closed the
programme. The situation along the'
Ypres front was first discussed by
Sergeant Hathaway, and during a 1"
minute intermission Dr. Tremaine, of
the Shipping Hoard of the Emeraenry
Fleet Corporation, made a stirring: talk.
Lieutenant George Snyder, a Spaninli
Amerlcan War veteran, pleasingly
rendered a patriotic vocal number and
an encore. The Kecond section of Ser
geant Hathaway's addresH was taken
up with a description of the battle of
f it the Germane are showing every
sign of a rapid retreat.
1 he enemy continues to destroy his
stores of munitions in various locali
ties along the battlefronts, as Is the
practice of a beaten army.
Further successes east of Montdldler
would iron out the whole sector north
of Lihons and result In the freeing of
a great territory from the Germans and
wresting from them much of the gains
that resulted from tbs enemy's Spring
offensive. In addition, a forward move
ment would take from the Invaders
the bountiful crops that they have
been cultivating Inside their Itnes and
which now are ready to harvest.
Many More Prisoners Taken.
Many more prisoners have been taken
during the operations of the last 24
hours, among them troops from at least
four new divisions that were hurled in
north of the Somme., Apparently the
enemy haa rushed in new troops from
wherever they could be obtained, for
among the prisoners are some from
reserve battalions of divisions located
far to the north. This would indicate
that considerable" confusion prevails
among Crown Prince Rupprecht's
forces as a result of the unexpected
.allied asasults and their continued suc
cess. In their advance in Plcardy the Brit
ish have captured Warvlllers, Vrely,
Folies. Roeieres and Vauvillers.
American and British troops cap
tured the town of Morlancourt. between
the Somme and the Ancre.
Canadian and Australian forces cap
tured Bouchoir, Meharicourt and Li
hons and have entered Ralneacourt and
The French forcea captured La Tron
quey, Le Fretoy and Assainvlllers.
British tanks reached well to the
cast of Meharicourt. streams of Ger-
I Last Week of Our Summer Shoe Sale
Both men and women will profit in buying this good Summer footwear at these
reductions. Hundreds of pairs to be sold during this week. Come !
I Men's Shoes
Men's Hanan's and Boyden's Oxfords in Qn QP
E black or tan; to close .
E Men's Hanan's and Boyden's Russia Calf (gg QfJ
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E Men's Dr. A. Reed's Cush-
E ion Sole Shoes in broken
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E Fall Stocks Arriving
Women's Kid or Patent Spat Pumps; d A Qf?
Louis XV heels, now tDrteatJ
Women's Hanan & Son's Patent or Gunmetal
Pumps; welt soles, military heels, priced (Jp? Q?
Women's Laird, Schober &
Co.'s Cordo Calf Pumps
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