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THIRTY-NINTH YEAR -NO. 145
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1916
PRICE TWO CENTS
ON TRAINS AND KEW
STANDS 7TVB OEWTB
PRQHIS WILL NAME
IT MAY BE I NLEY
Sulzer Arrives at! m ;t Mo
ment, and Bid for
ANTI CATHOLIC PLANK
FEATURE OF PLATFORM
Old Florida Couple Gives
$50,000 for Carrying On
By H. L. Bennick.
(United Press sta'ff correspondent.)
Auditorium, St. Paul, Minn., July 20.
William E. Sulzer of New York re
ceived a great demonstration when he
addressed the prohibition national con
vention this afternoon. In an address
lie said he "was not a candidate" but
intimated he would accept a nomiua
Prior to Sulzer 's arrival, Hanley's
nomination seemed assured. Sulzer,
seeking the nomination, largely npon an
attempt a stampede of the convention
inter m the day. Meanwhile Sulzer
forces in the platform committee sought
to inject an anti-Catholic plank into
Sulzer did not come at once to the Au
ditorium when he reached the city. At
liis hotel he issued a brief statement
saying he would be "elad to acceDt the
leadership if the party desired." He
said, however, he bad not come on his
own desire to force himself on the con
vention, but at the invitation of man'y
- Tlie rnuventukiL. reftoafiol .lf Innnli
"R Ithnilt'-ttlllMMt-.annonriniv kdfnM-il.ii.
Eugene W. Chafin, former prohibition
candidate for president conferred with
Sulzer at his . hotel as to the advis
ability of his Attempting a stampede.
Sulzer said if he was nominated by
the, prohibitionists he also would be
nominated by the "American party,"
an anti-Catholic political organization,
and will poll 2,000,000 votes.
Sulzer pointed with pride to his own
Tecord and brought cheers when he told
the crowd how he stood in religious is
sues. Incidentally, he said, he thought
under some circumstances, - he might
get more votes than Wilson or Hugies.
"The more you know about me, the
more you'll like me," Sulzer aid.
"The more I'm abused the more votes
An attempt to "steam roller" the
platform through the convention for
adoption without having it printed or
further time for consideration, met with
determined opposition and threatsh of a
roll cnll. It was finally decided to await
its adoption iu formal course of or
der. The candidates for president on the
first ballot probably will be Hanley,
Sulzer, F. W. Emerson of rnlifonnn
and former Governor Eugene Foss of
Massachusetts. No vice-presidential can
didate has appeared. All business of the
convention was expected to be complet
ed by 10 p. m.
Auditorium, St. Paul, Minn., July 20.
ine prohibition platform committee.
arter n bitter tight, reported a con''
servative nnti-Catholic plank to the con
The plank on which the fight raged
in committee tor several hours, advo
cated "freedom for our American in
stitutions and separation of the church
' The platform, among other things, ad
vocated frendship for Mexico, the Susan
B. Anthony suffrage amendment, no
surrender of the Philippines, a prepared
ness policy for defense only, being "un-
(Continued on Paae Ten.V
Ignorance gives a feller away quick
er than a celluloid collar. It 's no trou
ble t' do a fine credit business.
'England to Send This Sum to
Discharge Debts in
New York, July 20. Four hun
dred millions in gold is coming into the
United States during the next six
months. The British government is
planning to discharge the obligations
of its firms and agents in the United
States by shipment of this vast sum via
Canada. About $3,000,000 a day in
the yellow metal may be expected from
now on, most of it coming from Ottawa.
Some will come direct to New York
from London liko $20,000,000 deliver
ed today to J. P. Morgan and company,
fiscal agents hero for the allies, which
arrived on the Cunard liner Saxonia.
Bankers and metallurgical experts are
puzzled to know where Great Britain is
obtaining the apparently inexhaustible
supply of gold with which she has been
flooding the United States.
Concentration of gold in America has
strengthened the American credit every
where. BULLETIN TELLS THE
Oregon Boys Overlooked Hut
Are at Palm Beach Just
Washington, July 20. The war press
Wirenu today issued the following
schedule of troop dispositions on the
Mexican border: -San.
Antonio district Regulars:
Third and Fourteenth cavalry. Third
field -artillery, laird, fourth. Ninth,
Nineteenth, . Twenty-sixth, " Twenty-
eighth, Thirtieth infantry. National
Guard, Florida,' Maryland, Illinois,
Kansas. Indiana, Maine, Missouri,
Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, New
Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wis
consin. Douglas, Ariz., district Regulars:
First cavalry, Eleventh, Twelfth, Four
teenth, r.igtiteeiith, Twenty-first, Twen
ty-third infantry, fintional Guard:
Arizona, Connccticutt, California, Mon
tana, District of Columbia, New Jersey
El Paso district Headquarters,
Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Tenth, Eleventh,
Twelfth, Thirteenth cavalry; Sixth,
Seventh, Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Twen
tieth, Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth in
fantry. Second battery, Fourth field
artillery, Fifth and Sixth field artil
lery. National Guard: Massachusetts,
Michigan, - Now Mexico, Oklahoma,
l'ennsylvanin, Rhode Island and South
Concealed under the 'flap of a new
cap for men in a pocket for money or
Wave of Murder, Suicide
and Other Horrible Crimes
The Hague, July 20. (By Mail) A
wave of ghastly murders, suicides and
other crimes of horrible character, is
Mental depression or insanity, due
n some instances to the loss of rela
tives in the war and in others to lack
of proper food, is held to be resioiisi-
ble by t.ermnn criminologists. During
the past few weeks a sensational mur
der or suicide has occurred nearlv ev
ery other day in Berlin. Many of
these are being hushed up and others
get but scant attention in the Berlin
because of the overwhelm-
ing interest iu the war.
Two girls robbed another in a Ber
lin manicure shop a few days ago. To
escape, arrest they tried to hang her
from a chandelier. She pleaded to be
cut down. Thev let her body drop
when she became unconscious and cool
lv hacked ber head almost off with a
razor. Then they packed th) body in
a trunk and shipped it to another city.
The girl murderers wore caught and
. A brief item in the German papers,
under the caption: "A love drama,"
revealed a murder in a wealthy Berlin
home. A young Russian, who had liv
ed in Berlin as the servant of a Ger
man for seven years, became infatu
ated with the daughter of his employ
er and desired to marry her. She re
fused him time and again. One Sun
day morning while she was alone Hi
her bedrom, the Russian entered, lock
ed tiie door and sprang at her. She
escaped his embrace after a struggle
and ran into a closet, locking the door.
The Russian fired one shot through
the door without wounding the girl
and attempted suicide, shooting him
self in the head. The girl's brother,
an army officer, who was at home on
leave, heard the snots and ran into
the room. The Russian seized a pair
Is Right In Refusing to Make
SAYS PEOPLE WILL BACK
PRESIDENT IN STAND
Navy Must Not Be Used to
Enforce Demands of
Washington, July 20. Referring to
what he called "the new born policy of
guaranteeing American investments by
the Amberican flag," Senator Robert
La Follette, progressive-republican of
Wisconsin, in the senate this afternoon,
"If that question is made tho issue
of the campaign, the people of the Uni
ted States will vindicate the president
mnuf nmiihfltinnllv "
La Follette was insisting on bia
amendment to the naval bill that none
of the battleships be used for the col
lection of debts owed American bond
holdetrs or concessionaries in foreign
countries, when Democratic Whip Lewis
"Then you would approve the Mex
ican policy of President Wilsont" ,
"Most emphatically, yes," answered
"I hope the republican candidate
will not endorse the proposed new born
policy that when an American investor
buys a concession worth $1,000,000 for
a tenth of that sum, the American'
flag and arms shall be used to see he
collects full faae value on Jus apeeula
"The president said in Detroit he
would not use the United States army
and navy for such a collection agency.
"If that question is made the issue
of the campaign, the people of the Uni
ted States will vindicate, the president
La Follette was engaged in a spirited
donate witn senator Mraudcges of Con
"What has happened," he demanded,
"that we should increase our military
appropriations from $429,000,000 last
year to $840,000,000 this yeart
"All reason the other way. The oth
er countries of the world are losing
their battleships, killing their men by
millions. By their own acts they are
making it impossible for them to men
ace us again. The people are going to
know their increased appropriation
are for their defense or to act Amer
ica on a new scheme of militarvism to
collect individual debts, owed Amer
ican bondholders and concessionaries to
pile up munitions profits. The people
will know. Beware the ideas of Novem
ber. ' '
of seitsors and stabbed himself to
liuler the heading: "Sentenced to
four years imprisonment." the Berlin
papers carried another war tragedy,
A policeman shot and killed his si
ter. On the witness stand he pleaded
that the girl was despondent and beg
ged him to shoot her. He got off wiU
a four year Bentenee,
One evening a few days ago a Gr
man officer was seen walking along
the cana. with a young woman, hud
the woman ran toward the wat
er plunged in and disappeared. The
officer made no attempt to restrain
or save ner.
"1 am Lieutenant B , he said to
passers bv, and entered a waiting taxi
cat) ana drove awav.
When the body was recovered it was
discovered the girl was an actress at
the Holleiidorf theater.
The owner of one of the largest Ber
lin restaurants who had been at a city
back from tne front in charge of
food supply station, committed suicide
lecently. He left a note saying that
nig wite was unfaithful to him while
be iwas awav. The orchestra continued
to play in his restaurant while his body
was being borne away.
Practically nothing is published in
the Merlin papers about suicide, pos
9it.lv because of the depressing psycho
logical effect of such news. Frequent
lv the papers carry a line saying that
"a man and woman were found dead
in a hotel on Unter den Linden today'
To facilitate rapid writing there ha
been invented a metal device to be
clamped on the little finger and with
I a shelf on which to rest the next fin
ger and slide over a surface written
New York; July 20. A de
cided decrease in the number of
new infantile paralysis eases
showed in reports to the health
department today, on what
physicians regarded as the first
real test day of the week, in de
termiuing the course of the epi
The new cases today number
ed 119 against 142 yesterday.
Thirty-one .additional deaths
were reported against 30 yester
day. With today's deaths and new4
cases, the total, number of ohil-
, dreu and adults stricken with
the disease reached 2,442 and
the total fatalities 487.
VILLA IS LOCATED
Messenger He Sent for Doctor
to Get Him
Mexico City, July 20. Reports today
from Chihuahua stnte say Villa has ouce
again been definitely located and that
Carranza forces have -every expectation
of capturing him. -
A messenger sent bv the bandit lead
er to seek' medical aid, was captured
by Carranza troops and killed.
If the constitutional forces ore suc
cessful in capturing or killing Villa it
the opinion Here that this will be
the beginning of the end of Internal
troubles in Mexico City.
Mexican Ant Starving.
F.l Paso, Texas, July 20. Starvation
is causing the death of 50 Mexicaus
daily in Guanajuato, Mexico, according
to an American arrival here today.
Hunger forced a Villista band to at
tack a train west of Chihuahua Tues
day, but a Carranzista guard on the
train drove the bandits off, capturing
eigut and Killing several. ;
- . Roads Good. Again.
General Pershiug's . Headquarters,
in Mexico, July 20. (By field wireless
to Columbus, N. M,WAfter a personal
nspection of the roads one-third of the
distance back to the border, General
Pershing today announced the highways
in a satisfactory condition to stand the
heavy motor truck transportation
through the rainy season. Hundreds of
Mexican laborers are still employed ul
repairing the worst spots. Big cater
pillar tractors are being used where tike
recent rains turned the roads into Hikes
of mud. i
KILLED BY STOSM
Cedar Rupids, la., July -30. Jack
Young, aged six, was killed and Mrs.
Squire Cheesel perhaps fatally injured
anil much damage to" property done by
the Btorm last night when 4.40 inches
of water fell here in an hour. Crops
in this vicinity were badly damaged.
WILL NOT BE HANGED.
Washington, July 20. Miss Alice
Mazeervk, former Chicago social set
tlement worker, will not bo executed
for high treason in Austria, the state
department announced today.
TODAY'S BALL SCORES
St. Lotus ..-I
.... 2 8 0
Groom and Severoid;
grnlge and Nunnmaker.
First game K. M. r
Chicago 3 7 0
Washington 4 9 2
Williams and Sehalk; Hoehhng and
Second game R. H. h.
Chicago 1 4 0
Washington 2 5 0
g.Kussell and Sctialk; Hansen and
Detroit . a n i
Boston 2 12 4
Covaleski and Me.Kce, Buker; Fos
ter and Agnew.
First game R. H. E.
Cleveland 4 8 2
Philadelphia 2 0 2
1 lee tie and it iseii; bueeuan, meyer
and Carroll, Meyer.
Second gnme R. H. E.
Cleveland - 0 4 2
Philadelphia 2 7 3
Iyoudermilk, Loumbc and U Aeill;
Daley, Bush and Meyer.
New York 0 3 2
Chicago 1 4 1
Schupp and rtaruien; ltendrix and
Brooklyn-Pittsburg postponed, wet
First game R.
Alexander and rQllifer;
Moseley and Wingo. (
Second game R.
Demaree. Mayer and Burns: Sthulz.
Ignored Vote of Pacific Coast
Locals Against Any
EMPLOYERS AGREE TO
PAY CONFEREES' SCALE
Leaders Predict They Will
Soon Quit River Boat
men Out Again
San Francisco, July 20. Ignoring the
referedum voto of the Pacific coast lo
cals against a resumption of work un
der a compromise agreement with their
employers, the Ban Francisco longshore
men ended their Bix weeks' strike to
day and returned to their jobs on the
This action followed a decision by the j
strike committee of the local union to
order the men back. By ending their
strike, the men agree to accept the con
ditions which prevailed previous to their
walkout, with the understanding that a
conference committee of longshoremen
and employers will meet August i to
adjust the wage scale and to discuss
working conditions. The employers
agree to pay any increased sealo that
is agreed on by these conferees. They
declare they will retain the services of
such non-union men as they are obliged
t keep. .. ,. v. , . ...
. The resumption or worn uero uuo m.i
received the sanction ox mc uimni
the Pacific coast district of the Inter
national Longshoremen's '. association.
District President Foley today predict
ed that the, San Francisco men will
not remain, long at work. ,
vi.;i fAmnnrsrV settlement xf the
iocnl longshoremen 'a trouble has thus
been made, the waterfront situation is
still far from settled.
Union river boatmen have, resumed
their strike, after beiug at work less
than two days, because they objected
to working alongside non-union men. . A
committee from the boatmen's union
conferred with employers today in an
effort to adjust tne latest uui:ii":.
Both sides were hopeful that conditions
would bo quickly arranged so that a
permanent settlement of the river strike
could be made.
Portland Unions Ignored.
Portland, Ore., July 20. Representa
tives of the Pacific const district, Inter
national Longshoremen's association,
Monday before Federal
Judge Wolverton nud show cause why
his injunction restraining them from
interfering with tho Wan Francisco and
Portland Steamship company should not
u tnfirln nermanent.
The injunction forbids the strikers
from picketing, trespassing on the com
pany's property, intimidating employes
and hindering the business of the cor
poration. In order to obtuin it, Presi
dent J. D. Farrcll of the company swore
his concern hnd already suffered dam
ages from the strike, and asserted he
feared bloodshed would result if the re
straining order was not signed.
"If She Wants
America Must Provide for
Those Dependent on Them
By William G. Shepherd.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
San Antonio, Texas, July 20 Not one
soldier that I rubbed elbows with in
all the armies of Europe in tho past
two years ever worried as Borne of these
American soldiers along the edge of
Mexico. These Americans 1 refer to are
worrying nbout their families back
home; they don't know whether their
wives and children have enough to eat.
Much a deplorable condition could not
possibly exist in any European army,
for European governments care for the
families of the soldiers.
The American government does not.
I talked with hundreds of soldiers of six
different armies in Europe. I talked
to Europeans in artillery pits, trenches
and dug outs, but I talked with the
American in a jitney going from Son
Antonio to the army post.
If the Germans knew Britishers were
treating the families of their soldiers as
we are treating ours, or vice versa, the
fact would be blazoned world-wide as
an indication of governmental cruelty
by the enemy. It's not cruelty on our
part, only oversight, and the lesson
we've learned has cost uuhappiness
and embarrassment in many American
If an American correspondent learned
from a British soldier what I learned
from Frank Shepkowski, ray first Amer
ican soldier, today, he would break the
British censorship to get the story to
the world. Shepkowski, of Company H,
HARMONY OF EFFORT
Hughes Says It Will Not Be
Victory Unless Congress
Is Won .
New York, July 20. Harmony of ef
fort was the object of a meeting here
today of Republican Nominee Hughes,
Chairman Willcox, tho national repub
lican committee, the committee of sen
ators appointed to handle the senator
ial campaign funds of the republican
congressional, committee. It was the
first "get together" meeting of all the
forces who will have control of the
campaign to oust Wilson and the demo
cratic majority in congress.
Hughes addressed the meeting brief
ly urging that he would not consider
republican success complete unless there
was a victory in the presidential, sena
torial and congressional fights.
The conferees were entertained at
luncheon by Chairman Willcox and
planned to remain in session until late
Hughes said today he had made no
further plans for his tranB-continentnl
trip and indicated that the date for St.
Paul, heretofore reported to have been
fixed for August 9, was only tentative.
He said he hoped to have a complete
itinerary ready to announce after to
WILE HAVE NEARLY
Amount Is Greater Than That
of Any Three Other
, Washington, . July 20, Treasury, qf
fiaials today said that when all of the
400700ft,0(mg6ld-eomingr frta Groat
Britain to the United States hds'amved
the total of gold coin and bullion iu the
country will equal , the total ' of any
three countries in the world.'' V :
The present shipments are part of a
necessary trade balanco settlement.
Julv 1 last, the general stock of gold
in the United States was 2,4.'1.021,932
more than the total In any other two
The treasury department this after
noon propnred for the United .Press a
recapitulation or gold reserve neui oy
fnreien Governments, to show the en
ormous surnlus held in cold coin and
bullion by the United Htntes treasury.
The gold holdings exclusive of that
In circulation, of England, France,
Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland,
Sweden, Italy, Russia, Denmark, Ger
many and Norway totals 3,3W,5,70u,
niminst the 2.4:i,fl21,l)3i held by the
United States. Uf the amount nciu
abroad England has .t00,.'100,5(3 ;
Franco 27!,HK2,021 ; Russia 74,421.
534 ; Germany 5!l!),7l,52(l, and Itnly
The two billion and over held by the
United States includes gold in circula
tion. The six state capitals of Australia
have been connected by wireless tele
graphy. Good Soldiers
the steps of his little home in North
Chicago, within a couple of days, give
his wife a hug and say: "Well, I'm
home." He's not a check from Uncle
Sam for $07.72 and if he's careful aft
er paying his fare ho ought to have
about 20 to hand over to Mrs. Shep
kowski. He was bom in Poland, but
has served in the militia six years and
his term of enlistment expired today,
his militia career winding up with a
blazing two weeks holiday here in
It was from Shepkowski that I got
my 'first inkling that thousands of Am
ericans here who were snatched sudden
ly from their families in the little
breeze of war which strui'k America
three weeks ago, are worrying about
folks back home and wondering wheth
er they are getting food and other ne
cessities of life.
"It wasn't so bad with me," said
Shepkowski, "because my wife was a
dressmaker and I could quit my glove
cutter's job and go to the front with
out her starving, but there are lots of
fellows whose wives don't work and
thev 're worried stiff."
There were thousands of tragedies as
grim as many in Europe in American
homes three weens ago wnicn are jubi
eoming to light here on the border. Gen
eral Funston and his staff officers are
hearinn them. Shepkowski put his Tin
ger on the greatest present lauu witn
the American army plan.
(Continued a Pago Two.)
WESTERN FR011T IS
MEH AND MATERIAL
British Artillery Is Steadily
Pounding German Defences
ON EARTH AND IN SKIES
French Push Ahead Capture
German Stronghold Near
Br 'Wilbur S. Torrest.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
With the British Army in Northern
France, July 20. Every, foot of the
new German positions behind the lines
captured by the British north of t
Somme is being carefully - and slowly
drenched with a destructive fire of Bri
tish high explosives in preparation for
a new attack. , ,,
Giant British shells are now. drop
ping upon German works from guns sta
tioned miles to the rear. British artil
lery pieces of large and small calibre,
acting in unison, are. systematically
pounding the new German first lines.
Tho roar of guns is continuous and
resembles the heavy roll of thunder. The""
Germans are replying only occasional
ly. Either they arb seriously out of guu
or are short of ammunition. British air
craft, without molestation, are direct
ing the fire of the artillery.- Since the
beginning of tho Anglo-French "push"'
German aircraft have been surprisingly
absent. . - .: . . ;..
From a height a short distance in the
rear, British aircraft have obtained an
excellent view of Freycourt, Contal
maisoa, Mametzvillage, Mammeta wood,
Bazentin-.eGrand and other psmtfona
recently conquered by the British, later
our party traversed the valley of the
Somme and entered the ruins of . Frey
court; once a German stronghold, but
stormed and captured by the British,
early in their great offensive.
Imagine a giant steam roller passing;
over any American town of 3.000 in
habitants and you get an idea of Frey
cour today. The little French ; town
has been literally wiped off the map.
German dugouts and shell holes repra- '
sent the epike holes of a huge .steam,
roller. The rest of the town is flattened
in debris. Here and there, from the
hole of a battered German dugout,
comos a sickening steuch that tells of
piles of corpses.
The scene at Frey court is typical o'f
that in any of four villages Hotted out
by high explosives.
High British officers say that the
purpose of the British offensive is not
speed but to recover by slow, steady
pushes, every yard of invaded French,
and Belgian territory lit a minimum ex
penditure of human blood and by a
heavy expenditure of high explosives,
of which there Is an ample supply.
Fighting must go On below as well' as
above ground. The Germans have eata
combed all villages to escape shell fire.
At Bazmitin-Le-Grand, for instance, the
underground caverns sheltered 13,000
The entire Anglo-French front iu the
Sonnno offensive is, as far as the eye
can see, literally inarming with men
French BtlU Advancing.
Paris, July 20. French forces con
tinue to press back the German lines
during last night's engagements, both
northwest and southwest of Peronne,
it was officially announced today.
North of the Somme French intantry
established new lines along the Combles
Clcry narrow gauge railroad, taking 400
prisoners. South of tne isomme rreueu.
troops stormed nnd captured the entire
first line trench between Barlenux ana
The advance north of the Somme fur
ther straightened the French line to con
form to the recent British advance. The
attack south of the Somme was another
gain in the campaign to clear the Ger
mans from the bend of the Homme.
On the Verdun front, the French
scored a notable success in last night's
fighting, capturing a strongly forti
fied German work south of Floury and
northeast of Verdun, taking 100 prison-
(Continued on Page Four.)
THE WEATHER :
night and Fri
day fair; north
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and Wingo. Second Illinois infantry, will march up