Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, August 15, 1916, Image 1

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Have jrced Austro-German
and Crossed Zlota
i Lipa River
Sans Capture ' Austrian
Trenches British and
French Gain
By Ed L. Keeno.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
London, Aug. 15. Recapture by the
British of about 700 yards of German
trenches on the iSomme battle front and
a successful French blow on the most
important sector of the Verdun battle
front, were recorded in official dis
jr.tches today.
The German war office thin afternoon
admitted the British victory on the
iSomme front. The line of Germnn
trenches carried by the British north
and northwest of Pozieres and subse
quently retaken by the Germans were
again conquered in fighting that began
Sunday morning ana continued last
night. Berlin, however, announced the
repulse of all other British and French
attacksfon the Somme front.
In fighting northeast of Verdun the
t rench captured German trenches on a
Mm yurd front to a depth of 100 yards,
it was officially announced at Paris.
The gain was made north of Chapel of
Waint rine, at the point where the Ger
man line dips closest to the city of Ver
Conflu'ting claims came from Petro-1
r,,l nH R.fU. tn,ln r.
of the great Russian drive on Lemberg.
An officinl statement from Petrograd
announced that another Russian force
1ms crossed the Zlota I.ipa river and in
dicated that the new Zlota Lipa line, to
which Bothmer retreated from the river
Rtrypn, must soon be abandoned under
lieavy Russian pressure. The German
T.ar office announced that Bothmer re
pulsed strong Russian attacks, inflict
ing heavy losses on the enemy.
The Italian war office claimed the
capture of several sections of enemy
trenches west of San Grado and Mount
Pccinka and the capture of ,675 prison
ers in that region and in fighting east
of Goritz.
Berlin's officinl report of the repulse
of attacKs south of Lake Doiran indi
cated a- continuation of' the lively pa
trol fighting in the Bnlkans.
Petrograd, Aug. 15. The Russians
have pierced the new Aiistro-Germnn
line on the Zlotn Lipa river at a new
' point, having crossed to the west bnuU
of the river in a 12 mile advance from
the upper Strypa, it was officially an
nounced today.
Other Russian forces have crossed to
Hie western bank of the Zlota Bistritzn,
Huiithwest of Stanislnu.
In the south the Russians approach
ing Halitz are several miles west of the
Zlota Lipa and seriously threaten Gen
iMiil Bothmer 's right flank and rear. I'n-
Jess the Russian advance is speedily
necked, the Austro-Uerinnns must con
tinue their retreat until they reach
the Gnista I.ipa river, a retirement of
nearly 35 mitos on a wide front.
The Austrian have almost entirely
ceased their attacks in the extreme
Nonthonst, near the Carpathians, ac
cording to advices from the trout to
day. Ten days ago t lie arrival of strong
lmdiea of Austrian and German rein
f orcements was followed by heavy at
tacks that caused the Russian Una to re-
Two kia live cheaper 'n on;, but few
jjirts want t' live that cheap. We're all
tryin' t' cure th'-other feller of his
rheumatism an' his opinions.
(Continued on Pajre U'x."
Washington, Aug. 15. Sep
tember B has been definitely
net as the date upon which
President Wilson will receive
notification of his re-nomination.
The ceremony will ba at
the Long Branch, N. J., "sum
mer White House." It will taka
place in the afternoon, on the
lawn in front of the mansion,
Will Shake Hands for an Hour
or Two Then "Hit
the Road"
Portland, Or., Aug. 15. Portland to
day eagerly awaited the arrival of
Charles E. Hughes. The republican
candidate is due here tomorrow morn
ing at 0 o'clock, but he will not make
his bow to the public until he motors
from the North Bank depot to the Ben-
aim hotel at o clock. A squad of po
lice has been detailed to guard him,
and be will be attended during his
short stay here by a big delegation ot
Oregon republicans.
Hughes' principal speech in Portland
will be made at the ice Palace in the
evening. There are scnts for nearly
ten thousand people and standing room
for nearly two thousand more in the
auditorium. It is to be a cose of
"first come, first .served " except for
civil war veterans and persons wlio are
blind. A blo'ck of two hundred seats
has been reserved for all G. A. R. men
who wear their credentials, and a small
er section is set aside for the blind.
After driving to his hotel Hughes
will go through hours of hand shaking
at a public reception there, and then
address the Portland Ad club at lunch
eon. His afternoon will be givea over
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Japanese Story Is That
Chinks Began Attack 18
Japs Reported Killed
London, Aug. 15. Possibilities
complications in -the Far Kast
seen today in reports of a clash be
twecn Chinese nnd Japanese troops at
Chengciiintun, northeast of Peking.
Tokyo dispatches asserted that the
Chinese were the aggressors, attacking
the Japanese garrison and later be
seiging the Japanese in the Chengchia
tun fort. One officer and 17 Japanese
soldiers were reported to have been
Japanese reinforcements nre en route
to the relief of th garrison.
This is the first report reaching Lon
don in many months of fighting be
tween armed forces of the two nations
and the first disturbance of its kind in
northern China where the Japanese re
cently sent more troops. Chinese ami
Japanese police finished in Amoy,
southern China, several weks ago. As
a ,-esult the Japanese government made
formal request upon t hlnn for protec
tion of Japanese within the border of
the republic.
Says He Pities the Man Re
sponsible for It and Says
It Is Net He
London, Aug. 15. do not envy
the man who has the responsibility for
this war upon his conscience. 1 am not
that man. J think history will clear
me of the charge, although I do not
suppose history will hold me faultless."
Kaiser Wilhelm was today quoted in
a Berne disparh to the Londun Daily
News ns having ma le this statement to
a prominent neutral who visited Ber
lin on business of nn official character
last year and made another visit last
"In a sense every civilized man in
the Europe," the kaiser was further
quoted, "must have a share ia the
responsibility for this war and the
higher his position the larger his
responsibilities. I admit that 'and yet
claim that I acted throughout ia good
faith and strove hard for peace, even
though war was inevitable."
(Continued oo Page Five.)
This He Has Polished, But
Varies It Slightly to Suit
He Pledges His Full Support
to Federal Suffrage
By Perry Arnold
(United Tress staff correspondent)
Tacomn, Wash., Aug. 15. Governor
Ilrrghcs is putting the personal punch
into his speeches in Washington. He
began today to use the personal pro
noun in pledges and promises.
" If you elect me to an executive
office," he told an audience her to
day, "I propose to give you my full
executive influence. "
This was the first time that the re
publican nominee has used the intimate,
personal pronoun. It was indicative
of a further step in the governor's
warming up process. In his speech
es across the continent so far the G.
O. P, aspirant for presidential honors
has heretofore confined himself to
speaking of the party. The only per
sonal references were veiled.
The governor has reallv only one
speech. It starts off with a plea for
unity, of Americanism, touches on pre
paredness, attacks democratic policies
on both matters; swings to the Mexi
can program, jumps back to an attack
on the democrats for governmental in
efficiency "pork" methods, and lack
of co-ordination and ends with a pledge
of..', better government under repuo
lienn rule. Roosevelt usually had six
ditferent specifies in Ins campaign
ing, and Taft at least four. Both al
tered these speeches to emphasize some
different section. Hughes localizes tae
Has His Speech Polished
Today liughes chose inefficiency as
his mam battering ram in the assault
against the democratic citadel. But
what was remarked most by those who
have beea associated with him since the
start of his campaign trip was the .ex
traordinary "polish" which the nom
inee nns now applied to this one speech
It was a perfect indication that tae
governor has now reached the summit
of his campaign, with skill. He put in
new synonyms, new similes, new epi
grams and consequently he got as b:g
a reception here as anywhere on the
In addition to his Tacoma speech to
day, the governor was due to speak to-
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The four railway brotherhoods, meet
ing In New York (the meeting is
shown in the accompanying picture),
laid their cards on the table before the
railroads of the United States, show
ing that 4 per cent of the 400,000
engineers, firemen, conductors and
trainmen of the country had voted Hi
favor of a nationfty strike if they did
Stockton, Cal., Aug. 13. Fol
lowing the death of Howard
Lee Markham, 14 years old, of
infantile paralysis, and a beliof
that an infant 's death last week
was due to the same cnuse, the
city and couaty health officers
today took precautions to pre
vent the spread of the disease.
State officials may be called in.
' An examination of all sick chil-
dren has been ordered.
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Portland Sends 15 Cars, 10
From the SouthSplendid
Program of Sports
The greatest picnic ever held by the
employes of the Southern Pacific rail
road was the event of the day at the
state fair grounds. The attendance was
fully 2,500 with a large sprinkling of
Salem people in the afternoon.
From Portland came 15 loaded
coaches carrying about 1,400. Roseburg,
hugeno, Albany and towns to the south
sent their full quota on the special of
10 cars, bringing in about TOO. f rom
Dallas on the motor came at least 300.
The Salem Street Railway band of
21 pieces greeted the excursionists dar
ing the morning hours and at 1 o'clock
gave a concert of 10 selections from the
grandstand. The -soloist of the band
wns Mrs. C. J. Beach, who sang, "When
I Was a Drenmcr and Yon Wero My
The morning sports began with a
game of baseball between the men of
th superintendent's office of Portland
and the Portland shop men, resulting in
a score of 10 to 0 in, favor of the shop
Winners of Events.
The winners of the sports of the aft
ernoon are as follows, first prize only
being awarded in each: '
100 yard dash for ioys over 12 yar
of age: Roy Gadki.
50 yard foot race for ladies over 16:
Andrey Cavender.
60 yard foot race for fat men, with
a waist measure over 44 inches: N. J,
50 yard race for young ladies between
the ages of 10 and 10: Lera Cavender.
50 yard dash for stout ladies: Mrs.
A. K. Hartman.
fOontinned on 'Paa?" Two 1
night in the Arena at Seattle. National
Committeeman Perkins reported today
that tests showed there would be no
need of a sounding board to savethc
governor s voice there.
Hughes was wildly cheered by worn
eu in the audience who heard his wom
an suffrage speech at Spokane yester
day. He declared that equal suffrage
was inevitable and pledged his full sup
port to the federal woman suffrage a
not get the eight hour day, and then i Tho labor chiefs were flat in their dec
asked the railroads whut they were go- luration that thev would have the emnt
ilnv nt nil costs, mid. thouuh none
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bv A. O. iiurrctson, chnirnuin of the j anything about grunting it, the lubor
u'uion conference committee, after he! men took the attitude of bing ready
and his colleagues had announced the to hear any offer that was to be made,
strike vote at the conference in thel The dispmte was passed up to Pres
Kngineering Societies.' building, in!ident Wilson and he u nearing botn
West Thirty-ninth street, New York. I sides.
Manager Scott Told His Com
pany Must Provide Suf
ficient Cars .
No Road In Competition It
Makes State Wak While
, It Serves Others
A shortage o'f cars amounting to be
tween 1,300 and 1.400 in California and
to 631 on the Portland division north
of Ashland is the situation according
to latest reports received from the
Southern Pacific compnny by the Ore
gon public service commission. Tim
entire shortage in Oregon is given ai
975. .
So acute has the situation become,
and so urgent has become the demands
of various shippers, that CommiBsionei'
Miller has taken the mntter up vigor
ously with tho Southern Pacific com
pany. In his letter to General Manager
Scott the commissioner says:
"Will you not kindly supply the com
mission with iiformntion as to what we
may expect for the futurcf There is,
in our opinion, a burden resting upon
the company to take core or the Busi
ness offering for the renson that you
have been advised by this commission
from time to time, covering a long per
iod, that unless special efforts on your
part were put forth to relieve the press
ing needs such a serious condition as
now confronts the business interests of
this state would be brought about. Your
monopoly -of this territory is. absolute,
and we" demand and insist that yoi
supply the necessary facilities for fullj
nnd adequately protecting the manufac
turers and producers thereof."
This letter was written immediately
following the receipt of a complaint
from the Ewouna Box compnny of Kls,
math Vails, which stated that the com
pany's customers ,were threatening suit
on account of its inability to furnish
shooks. A complaint is also on file with
tho commission from the Klamath
Manufacturing company of Klamath
Falls, which sets forth that the com
pany is unable to hnndle its products
because of its inability to get cars.
A telegram from General Mannget
Scott yesterday stated that tho situn
tioa at Klamath Falls had been re
lieved to the extent of 10 cars.
In the Salem field an inability to
obtain sufficient cars from the South-
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'nf the railroad representatives saiil
Chicago, Aug. 15. Wheat
fell 2c at the opening of the
Chicago grain market today.
September was down 2 cents to
$1.35 5-8; December 2'4 down
at $1.39 and May 2 5-8 down
at $1.43. Continued rumors of
federal investigation of price
manipulation by board of trade
members was responsible.
Threatened Strike and Fact
That Supplies Could Not
Be Sent, the Cause
Washington, Aug, 15. Because of
the threatened railroad strike the war
department today suspended indefinite
ly the proposed movement to the bor
der of between 25,000 and 35,000 mo
bilized militia in state camps last week
ordered to the Mexican line.
The reason for suspending the order
is a possible shortage of supplies and
difficulty of obtaining transportatioa
for the men. It has no connection, it
is said, with possible use of the troops
during the threateacu strike.
Until further onlers are issueu none
of the organisations who are preparing
to leave state camps win be sent iq
the border.
The order to keep the militiamen at
their mobilization camps was issued oo
reeommciulatioa of General Funston.
Funston's messaee follows:
"In view of the possibility of a gen-
ernl ra road strike I desire to call tne
attention of the war department to
difficulties that will follow in main
taining food supply not only of troops
in this department, but of the civilian
population as well. The border stateB
urouuee DUt utile ioqusiuub i-ii.
cattle. In view of the foregoing it is
declared that national guard organiza
tions which are about to start for bor
der stations be retained In their mo
bilization camps uutil such timens the
question ot a general strike shall have
been determined.."
95 New Cases and 31 Deaths
Sunday Was Lowest in
Several Weeks
New York. Aug. 15. A. sharp rcduc
tion in both the number of new cases
nnd the number of deaths from infan
tile paralysis, accompanied unseason
ably cold weather in New York. Fig
ures given out by the health depart
ment today shuyed only 05 new cases
and 31 deaths, the lowest figures in sev
eral weeks.
Miss Kuth Stiles, who only a few days
ago, suumitieil 10 a remurnaoiu Dilu
tion Dy WHICH UU UltUiiliiU muijniD
deformity was removed, entered a hos
pital this afternoon to sacrifice eight
ounces of her blood to be used in a se
rum to fight the epdeinic. Miss Stiles
was stricken when she wns four years
of age nt her home in Beaufort, Ia. Un
til a few ilays ago, she walked with a
painful limp "but the tendons and bones
in her foot were straightened.
"After such a miracle hus been per
formed in my case, I feel I should do
everything in my power to save little
babies," she told doctors in answering
the call for sacrifice by former victiniB.
Claim Aviators Drop Bomhs
In Fields for Purpose of
Burning Grain
By Carl W. Ackerman
(United l'ress staff correspondent)
Berlin, Aug. 15. Allied military
chieftains huve attempted to aid the
"starve Germany out" campaign by
setting fire to German harvest fields,
according to reports received here.
The recent raids by Anglo.t'rench
aviators over the Black forest and
farm lands near Karlsruhe are said to
have been experimental trips. Incon
diarv bombs were dropped iu several
fields, with the evident object of start
ing great nres, oui mu ouiy buki nam-
fl !
Adolph Von Batocki, German "food
dictator" said today there is little
chance that the plan will succeed.
(Continued oa Pajre Fit.)
Indications Are His Activities
Have Brought Much
Better Feeling
Those In Touch With Situation
Feel Sure Strike Will
Be Averted
By Robert J. Bender,
(United Press staff correspondent!;
Washington, Aug. 15. President
Wilson completed his second day of ne
gotiations to prevent the threatened na
tional railroad strike with the end not
yet in sight.
After a conference which lasted for
an hour and 35 minutes' with the rail
road employes' representatives this aft
ernoon, it was announced the president
would see both sides again tomorrow.
"We are not yet through," A. B. Gar
retson, spokesman for the brotherhoods
snid as his committto left the White
House. "Nothing as yet is done. Notta-.
ing is undone. We have made no con
cessions." The employes this afternoon present
ed a counter proposition, the nature of
which has not been disclosed.
The result of today's conferences,
thereforo, is summed up in the faet
that each side has indicated a willing
ness to bring about peace by submit
ting counter propositions for considera
tion of the other.
"Don't say anything about arbitra
tion." was the tip from one of the most
prominent of the brotherhoods board,
"but we are very hopeful regarding the
outcome. There are propositions ana
counter propositions on both sides."
While tho speaker declined to be spe
cific as to what ho meant by his tip
that arbitration was sidetracked, it was
assumed the two sides are more nearly
together than they have hitherto been
and that matters are to be adjusted
"across the table."
Following the conference the White
House issued the following statement:
"There is no change. . There is aa
earnest effort being made to work out
a settlement."
Among those who have closely fol
lowed the situation the belief grew this
afternoon that a strike will be averted.
Chief Garrotson of the conductors'
brotherhood, declared he and his con
ferees would do everything in their pow
er to avoid a strike.
Up to Employes.
Washington, Aug. 15. The burden of
concessions in bringing about an ad
justment of the threatened railroad
strike appeared to have Bwung around
from the railroads to the employes to
After the railroad managers had been
in the White House for more than an
hour and a half it was learned they
had agreed to accept the basic principle
of the eight hour day but they demand
ed tho question of overtime pay be
subjected to a more fur reaching inves
tigation. Their acceptaaco of the basic princi
ple of the eight hour duy is made con
tingent upon agreement by the em
ployes to further and more 'far reach
ing" discussion which should include the
question of overtime pay.
According to ono of the railroad men
who attended the conference, the fol
lowing ia their position:
Accept Eight Hour Day.
"Wo accept the principle of the eight
hour day. Howover, the eight hour day
'question is so obviously and naturally
n unit of the overtime question that
the two will have to bo handled as one
problem.' ' .
It was hoped tho day would bring
forth some grounds upon which a settle
ment of the controversy might be ef
fected, and the threatened tie-up of
. u....-..tin r.n tint 171-CHt HllCS of thtt
11 Miiniui ni, b
country avoided.
Throughout most of tho night the
managers labored over a definite sug
gestion for settlement to be offered to
day. The employes did the same. The
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' Oregon: ' To
night and Wed
nesday probably
fair, cooler Wed
nesday except
near the coast;
westerly winds.
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