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THIRTY-NINTH YEAR NO. 147
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BIG NAVAL BATTLE
MAY BE FOUGHT ON
Two Great Armed Submarines
, Said to Be Escorting the
MAY ATTACK WARSHIPS
i WATCHING CHESEPEAKE
Thought Deutschland Waiting
for These to Open the
FILES CLEARANCE PAPERS
Baltimore, Mr., July 22 Five
United States customs house I
closed for the day, Captain
Frederick HiuscU and Philip
Voltz of the Eastern Forward-
ing company filed the clearance
papers of the German undersea
boat Deutschland this after-
noon. The filing of the Dcutsch-
land's papers is an application
for permission to sail and is tak-
en as a sign that the now fa-
mous U-boat will not remain in
the waters of the Patapaco much
Collector of Customs Ryan
stated at noon that, as far as
he knew, the ship had not 09
yet been granted clearance.
By Carl D. Groat
(United Press staff correspondent)
Baltimore,. .Mt.,' July ' 22. A -.naval
battle at. tho very doors of America
ia a possibility as the result of the Her
man venture of sending Bub-sea fight
Two big armed ocean-going subma
rines are reported convoying the sub
marine f'reignter Bremen to the capes,
intending also to take the Deutsehlaud
out. This story, told tl.e United Press
by a naval expert here today, may
mean that the allied patrol off the
capes will clash with the submarines,
or that Germany plans to try the bold
stroke of torpedoing Hie allied cordon
outside the American three mile limit
in order to let in the Bremen and let
out the Deutschland, it was declared.
Captain Hinsch of the Ozean Rhede
rei, was reticent about the sory, refus
ing to confirm or deny it.
The Deutschland wilt be in the
greasy waters of the Patapseo today.
A few provisions were loaded, but she
was ready for a dash nt any time. Al
lied spies still flank her outward route
ami cause her promoters some worry.
After the (iernmn submarine sea
freighter Deutschtand had failed to
tase advantage of n terrible lightning
and rain storm to get away from her
(slimy Patnpsco shelter early today,
the belief grew that Bhe awaits the
coining of her sister ship, the Bremen.
Convoyed by Submarines
The latter is said to be taking no
chances with the allied patrol but, in
stead, is reported to be convoyed by
From sources close to sub-sea fighter
developments came the information
that these ocean going fighters are
back like the bellowing of guns, rain
drenched police pilar ds ashore and
news "spies" in the press bouts.
Flashes from tho never-ceasing
searchlight aboard tiie Timmins nearly
blinded watcher and gave an occa
sional glimpse of the Deutschland
ghastly green against the night. Out
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You never hear o' any girls quar
relin' over a model young man. Miss
tierm Williams' recipe fer knotted
spagherty is rereivin' much favorable
Comment, . ...
- Jd Have Other Than Mere
iitary Matters Definite
By Robert 3. Bender.
a jed Press Staff Correspondent.)
i -shington, July 22. President
Wilson desires a far reaching discus
sion when representatives of the
United States and Mexico get together
in an attempt to solve the Mexican
problem. It became positively known
today that he does not wish the scope
of the discussion limited merely to
military matters." " Such questions, he
believes, could be settled by military
officials of the two countries. The
president is said to be determined to
avoid giving Carranza or the Mexican
public the slightest impression that the
United States wishes to dictate the
Mexican national policy. For that rea
son, steps leading up to the sugges
tion of a commission to discuss the
situation as well as this- government 's
acceptance of such a plan, have been
General Carranza has been informed
of the desire of this government to ex
tend the, range of tho coming inquiry.
Word is now awaited from him regard
ing this feature. It is expected soon
and President Wilson's formal accept
ance of the commission plan was ex
pected either today or early next week.
The fact that Luis Cabrera, Mexican
minister of finance, together with men
who have taken an active part in the
economic life of Mexico, are mentioned
the commission, is taken here to indi
cate the first chief expects the coining
prominently as Carranza's choice lor
discussion to extend beyond the pale
of military activities. It may go so
far as to include the march of events
since the fall of Madero.
STEAMER GOES ASHORE. ,
Monterey, Cal., July 22. The crew
of the steamer Shnnyak which went on
the rock at Pfeffer's Point, eight miles
south of Monterey, is safe, telephone
messages this afternoon say. , .
The steamer was still pounding on'
the rocks in a dense fog this afternoon
and it was feared she would break up.
Mrs. Rexford of 302 South Hlgb
street sustained serious injuries yes
terday when she fell down steps bid
ing into the basement.
We Have With Us Tonight
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A. E. Laflar, who has been the popular young manager of the Oregon then-
tre for the past three and a half rears
ing the public courteously at all times
satisfy the people.
Four Are Killed and Fifteen
Hurt by Terrific
OF FIFTEEN INJURED
FOUR SAID TO BE DYING
50,000 Marchers In Line and
Scattered Among Them
San Francisco, July 22. A bomb in
a suit case, thrown into the crowd
watching marchers in San Francisco's
preparedness parade, killed four per
sons, injured 15 ethers, and threw the
paraders into a panic at Stewart and
Market streets this afternoon.
Of the 15 injured, four are said to be
The uit case, which was filled with
copper wires and pieces of mechanism,
was left on the sidewalk by the dyna
miter, apparently with the intention of
having it explode at a certain hour, al
though no clock work attachment was
found in the case.
The bomb exploded in the erowd less
than an hour after the parade started
and while Market street was jammed
The explosion sent the crowd scat
tering in all directions and threw the
paraders and sepctators into a panic.
A hurry call for police reserves and
ambulances brought motor patrols and
first air nurses to the spot.
It required half an hour for the po
lice to bring order out of confusion, and
before the paraders could resume their
One hundred Red Cross nurses, who
were marching in the parade, had pass
ed IS minutes before the bomb explod
ed. They were immediately withdrawn
from the parade and rushed to the scene
to give first aid to the injured.
Anonymous letters were Bent to the
is a live wire in the community. Treat
hat proven his success. His motto is
FOUR ARE KILLED
San Francisco, July 22. Four
persons were killed outright,
two received injuries from
. which they died an hour later,
and upwards of 40 injured this
afternoon, when an infernal ma
chine was exploded in ' the
crowd viewing the great pre
paredness parade in which 50,
000 residents of San Francisco
and the Bay cities marched.
The thousands of spectators
and marchers in the vicinity of
Stewart and Market street,
where the explosioa occurred,
were thrown into a wild panic
and the procession was com
pletely broken up at that point.
A suit case in which the bomb
had been "planted," was
placed or thrown upon the side
walk by the dynamiter. Just
how it was exploded the police
had not ascertained late this
afternoon, but they believe the
bomb may have had a clock at
tachment set tor a certain hour.
The' dynamiter escaped and has
not yet been apprehended.
The following were instantly
H. H. Winner.
Two unidentified men.
Mrs. Howard Knapp, of Ala
meda, Cal., and C. Lawler were
so badly injured that they died
at 3 o'cloek in he Emergency
newspapers several 0ays ago threaten
ing "dire destruction" against the pa
rade. They were believed then to have
been .sent by cranks opposed to the pre
paredness idea and tore not taken se
When the bomb exploded one baby's
foot was torn completely off. A man
carrying a flag , in the parade, was
pierced through the leg by the flag-
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People on the siuewaix were neapea
in a HcrraminiT mnsfl
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exploded, was badly wrecked. The man1?0' "?m Ambassador Page at London
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Two little children, a boy and a girl,
were badly mangled but remained con
scious and told what they knew about
the exDlosion. :..
, following wer-.,injureo:
Younger Brighton,' 16G2, Meat street,
Mrs. Claire 'Brighton, his wife.
Richard Loo, aged nine.
Mary Loo, aged three.
O. L. Lovoski.
G. Thomas, aged si.
Robert Waywood, 370 First street,
Albert B. Anderson, San Anglo.
Hvman Myers, 1281 Vallejo street,'
Henry Classen, Alameda.
J. C." Brady, San Bruno, Cal.
Dr. Painter, dying.
J. Gamble, a clerk, 550 Jones street,
G. Thomas, aged 10, 019 Forty-fifth
street, Oakland, cuts on leg.
B. Poyell, stevedore, leg blown off.
Arthur Kelson, Larkspur, cut about
Mrs. Kinsley Van Loo, SS4 Tnrk
street, Oakland, and two children, May
and Richard, aged three and nine.
G. M. Monroe, 409 Fifth street.
Capt. Reuben Vaughn, 2917 Lorina
H. Dietrich, brother of the railroad
Marie Wymore, aged three, 1211.18
Fifty-third avenue, Oakland, leg blown
Mm. L. A. Wymore. the mother, both
legs blown off.
.50,000 In Parade.
San Francisco, July 22. Each carry
ing an American flag, more than 50,000
residents of San Francisco, Oakland
and the cities in the Bay region march
ed here this afternoon in the great
est demonstration in support of a na
tional movement that tho west has ever
It was San Francisco preparedness
parade, organized by the advocates of
greater national preparedness as a liv
ing expression of backing for that is
sue. Tens of thousands marched, but
many more thousands lined the side
walks of the flag decked streets and
cheered the marchers as they passed.
For an hour before a siren loosed Its
voice and bombs exploded in midair at
1:30, signaling that the gigantic pro
cession had begun. Market street was
alive with humanity and radiant with
the national colors. When the first di
vision, headed by Grand Marshal Thorn
well Mullaly and Mayor James Rnlph
swung up the city's main thoroughfare,
the street was literally packed, the en
tire distance from the Ferry building to
Van Ness avenue.
A deafening burst o'f cheering greet
ed the headmost files of the paraders,
and it followed them all the way up
the street to the reviewing stand at the
Civic Auditorium, where the mayor left
the ranks and went to the stand where
he will remain until the last marcher
passes at 7 o'clock.
Sang Star Spangled Banner.
Just as the mayor stepped into the
stand, a second signal bomb was explod
ed and simultaneously the nearly 200
bauds participating in the demonstra
tion swung into the strains of the Star
Spangled Banner. The waiting crowds
quickly took it np and in a moment the
notes had swelled into mighty chorus of
But the singing was scarcely audible,
for instantly all the whistles and sirens
along the waterfront and in the fae-
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Looks Like Attempt to Ham
per Trade With South
HER SHIPS MAY REFUSE
TO CARRY FIRMS' GOODS
Blacklisted Firms Organizing
To Make It Hot For
Washington, July 22. First hand
unofficial information as to just how
the British blacklist has hit American
firms, is expected to be laid before
President Wilson next week. Word has
reached the White Uonse that represen
tatives of blacklisted firms are organ
izing to put the matter personally be
fore the president. . While officials re
fused to comment, it was indicated the
state department and the White House
will be glad to get any details from
What officials want to know, among
other things, is exactly what alleged
acts have been committed by the firms
to bring down the British blacklist on
In the meantime the administration
will do nothing until the report asked
Probability of the British blacklist
ing of American firms interfering with
South American trade with the United
States, was admitted by state depart
ment officials today.
Many o'f the boycotted houses, it was
said, are large importers of South Am
erican products and it Is considered
probable British ships will refuse to car
ry goods for these firms.
British authorities may easily control
allied owned lines and it is said may
even indirectly attempt to exert pres
sure on American and other neutral
lines to bring about tho desired effect.
It was pointed out that the coaling
facilities of the West Indies might be
refused those neutral vessel which con
tinue to carry products for blacklisted
In the event of serious trouble It waff
suggested in some quarters that the
United States naval coaling station at
Ouantanamo, Cuba, might be placed at
the disposal of neutral vessels replacing
the facilities denied them by the Bri
tish. Walter Martin of B:n Francisco was
in Salein rridnv and was a guest of
Governor Withy-combe for the after
noon. Thev visited the state institu
tions and Mr. Martin seemc i,r nc,l
witih Oregon's cawtnl. Mr. Mnrtin
and his mother, Mrs. Klennor Mu tin,
arc spending a few weeks In Oreiio:i,
las they have largo property Interests
SHE DEI W
Deliberate Plan Exists to
Prove Militia a Failure by
Advocates of a Big Army
By William G. 8hepherd.
(L'nited Press staff correspondent.)
8nn Antonio, Texas, July 22. A de
liberate, well defined plan exists in the
United States to prove the militia
scheme a failure.
Americans may expect shortly a def
inite, subtle newspaper campaign
against the militia system. Defects in
; the militia will be pointed out and ev
ery little hitch will be magnified. The
1 American mind will be slowly poisoned,
, if possible, against the entire federal
ized militia plan.
Action of the Merchants' association
in New York to recall the New York
I militia on the basis that mobilization
!of the National Guard as part of the
regular army has been a failure, has
been received in certain circles here
with utmost approval.
' All supporters of a huge federal army
I find hundreds of faults with the militia
encamped here. Before the militia was
called out these federal army supporters
were able to deliver only theories in
support of their arguments, but now
that the militia lies stretched out along
the border tor them to examine, they
'discover many facts and incidents
which are being used in certain por
tions of the press, perhaps unwilling
ly, in an effort to persuade Americans
to the beiier that tue militia is an ab
While I find the personnel of our reg
ular army equal to anything iu Europe,
and ready for any trouble, nevertheless,
I discover they, naturally enough, want
everybody else in the United States to
be a soldier, and are in aggressive fa
vor of general conscriptions of all Am
ericans between 18 and 40, said con
scription to go into effect, if possible
not later than tomorrow.
The pretence here in ban Antonio and
Holding Primaries Today On
Everything From Dog
Dallas, Texas, July 22. Texas dem
ocrats and that means "the peepel"
today are primarying on everything
from prohibition to dog warden, and
from school bonds up to United States
Today 's voter probably faced more
yards of ballot thun ever before in
his career, and only has from 8 o'clock
this morning until 7 o'clock tonight
to figure it all out.
What might lie the principal issue,
if anybody but a lawyer or a profes
sional politician could figure it out,
wouut ue tne question of 'submis
sion" of state wide prohibition. The
way It works out, though, the voter
merely is deciding whether the dem
ocratic, nominee to the legislature
shall decide at the next, session of the
law making body to put prohibition
up to the people again to decide at a
In 1887 prohibition was defeated by
so many thousand that no one had
the heart to commit the figures to
memory. Only five years ago, how
ever, the issue was defeated by only
six thousand in 300,000 votes.- Texas
hs a voting strength of 025,000 now
and it is believed- about two thirds
of this number will go to the polls to
live aspirants, In addition to the in
cumbent, are are after "Uncle Char-!
ley" Culberson's seat In the United
States senate. They are: T. W. Camp
bell, O. B. Colquitt, both former gov
ernors; John Davis, S. 1'. Brooks and
R. xt. Henry.
Ralph De Palma Wins
Speedway, Kansas City, Mo., July
2. Ralph de Palma driving a Mer
cedes, won the 100-mile derby here to
day in '1:48:58. an average' of 58.48
miles an hour.
Eddie O'Donnell, Duesenberg, tin
At the end of the 92nd lap Klein in
his Klein car was overcome by the
heat and fell into the pit. His
mechanician, Haide, took the wheel for
five minutes until Klein recovered.
Dave Lewis broke the rear shock
absorber on his Crawford, but con
tinued in the race.
Rli'kenbacher replaced Henderson,
but was again eliminated at the end of
the 5:ird lap, with a broken oil line.
The cars were then crowding the
sixty mile average.
O'Donnell's time was l:45:.r5, aver
George Burane, Duscnberg, third
timo 1:49:41', average 5.1:08.
Haide, Klaln Art, fourth; Billy
Chandler, Crawford fifth.
Hiking will soon be the popular
mode of enjoving a vacation. And now
comes I)au F. Langenbcrg, W. V. Per
lich. A. J. Wenger and U II. Wimrer
I who announce their intention of lenv-
' ing the city Sunday by the M'tin;;
route, with Pacific City ns the other
'end of tho journey.
along the border of representatives of
various organizations that sent help to
the troops in n philanthropic or patri
otic spirit, will be used as an argument
that the militia depended upon private
assistance. . There are a larger number
of these would-bo helpers. Some are
discovering reul needs, which the war
offices of the armies in Kurope would
supply the troops without dependence
upon the public, but there is a feeling
here thnt many of them might well
stay home. Some of them uro even look
ed upon as anxious to prove the militia
is so worthless that it needs outside
The slime interests that were behind
the universal training plan some
months ago have come to life again and
arc renewing their efforts by attacking
the militia. Newspaper correspondents
here are becoming aware of tho plan
and carefully weigh every militia story
they hear. ..
That tho regular army should support
conscription is only to be expected. In
truth, regulur army officers in growing
numbers are appearing on the streets lu
Han Antonio in civilian clothes in order
to escape being taken for militiamen.
This is the same ancient grudge preval
ent in every army of the world, even in
the trenches, but the army will have
little hand in the present purpose of
certain interests to prove the militia
worthless. These interests have spies
among charity cud philanthropic work
ers. It cannot be doubted that some of
these charity workers even go so far as
to expect to vee the army rolls in head
quarters, in order to gain data ostensib
ly for charity.
The militia, isn't perfect, but it Is
not so bad as the public may be led to
believe if credence is placed in the eon-
BRITISH 11 FACE
LINE OF TRENCHES
. ' , Hi
Teutons1 Losing Advantage of
Defenses Uue to natural
BUT ALLIES UP AGAINST
French Have Gained Pcbts cf
Vantage and Menace Ger
By Ed T. Wnn
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
London, July 22. A hail artil
lery fire is sweeping both sides in-the
great battle line across Flanders. Of
ficial statements from both French and
Ocrman commanders amrkka.i -A .)
the purely arbitrary character of . the
"v xiguung.. xnere were only a few
snots alonir thn cri-Aof' i.
enemies clashed. For the most part it
anu lane anair of guns.
Military experts here had two ex
planations to offer for the almost com- '
plcte cessation of infnntry attacks,
first, that the ullio. .f. t.Lin. th. :t
' . KUJ 1110k
step in a plan for another forward
jump a? livening away entrenenments
in A ilttlllPA tit akftlla. a mmmA
the Germans are seeking - by violent
artillery , counter attacks, to find a
weak snot hv nrpumra nn wh;..w tw.
can relieve the strain of dents made
in tneir line by the Anglo-French- as
saults of the last few days, v , '
General Haig reported today that bis
troops along a front of nearly forty
tllileN hflft of nriniti 1 Wan. n .
gaged in violent artillery actions, ia-
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ahw i iphcu war vuiiw nermieu
viiilait hninli(i,Jm,fit, 1m lli, PU..m
sector, with the hurling of Germans to
attack under such a curtain of fire, in
me vosges. ah attacKs were repulsed,
it was stated.
Lose Soma Advantages.
London, July 22. For the first time,
since the allies great push started,.- tbo
Germans are losing the advantage or
defenses furnished by nature.- Official
dispatches today indicate that with
tho impending capture by General
Haig's forces of the whole of Four-
caux and Delville woods, the German
forces in this particular sector will be
swept out of last vestige of natural
This explains the tenacity with
which tho Teutons have clung to these
two spots now being steadily reduced
by a tornado of British artillery firs
to a blackened area of Btumps and
holes in tho ground. ,
But if the Germans are being forced
out of naturnl defensive positions, the
British forces are now encountering
the full strength tt the third line
positions of the enemy the trenches,
bomb proofs and shelters which the
Germans have had plenty of time to
perfect, uninterrupted by artillery
fire. Dispatches today said tvitish
trench stormcrs found the enemy in
ninny cases burrowed underground in
labyrinths where roofs were reinforced
by steel plates and concrete, Only the
heaviest of artillery fire has any ef
.cet on such defense structures.
Military experts here today pointed
out that the German counter attacks,
except in positions where the terrains
affords nnturul advantages, huve lost
much of their effectiveness. There bus
been almost a total cessation of the
German pressure on Verdun, support
ing the theory that the crown prince's
army has been drained of part ot its
reserves to strengthen the line where
it is under attack by the British and
The French in the Peronne sector
now have the advantage of fighting
from the heighths on an enemy belovr
than. Thev have successfully negoti
ated much of the marshy ground in the
Soiuine lowlands, and are compressing
ihn.. envelnmiiff circle more and mor
closely about the Geran lines. The
Teutons face the menace of a flanking
movement iu the crook in tue- Datue
(Continued en Pag Twel
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