Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, August 18, 1916, Image 1

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Petrograd CI? J? i Advances,
But Berlin I Austrians
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French Retake Village of
Fleury British Take More
German Trenches
By Ed L. Keen.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
London, Aug. 18. Turkish troops,
shunted into Gnlicia after a round about
railway journey through Serbia from
Constantinople, have stiffened the Aus-ro-Gerinan
lines before Lemberg and
at least temporarily halted the Russian
The appearance of the Turks on Gen
eral Bothmer's front was first officially
announced by the German war office
,thig afternoon in a report of the repulse
of further Russian attacks. That the
Turks not only have stiffened the re
treating Austro-German lines, but have
lenauled Bothmer to take the offensive
is admitted in an official statement
irom Petrograd reporting strong hos
tile attacks northeast of Stnnistnu.
Despite their reverses in this region,
the Itussions continue to advance in the
Carpathian region anil are now threat
ening to invade Hungary.
The I'etrograd official statement re
ported Russian troops nppronching the
mountains of Korobezo, at the Hungar
ian end of the Jnblouitza mountaiu pass
and also reported the capture of two
villages southwest of iStanislau. The
dermau ond Austrian war offices, how
ever, claimed progress for their armies
in the Carpathian fighting.
Recapture by the French of the vil
lage of Fleury, three and one-half miles
northeast of Verdun, was the most tell
ing stroke delivered by the allies on the
western front last night. The French
announced that the village is complete
ly in possession of the attacking French
forces, though Berlin asserted that the
battle is continuing at this point.
Losses of trenches to the British in
fighting southwest of Mnruinpuch was
admitted in the German official state
ment this afternoon, which, however,
claimed the repulse of all other Auglo
Frtuch attacks on the Homme front.
The Berlin Version.
Berlin, Aug. 18. The Austriaus con
tinue to advance in southwestern Bu
kowina and have repulsed six mass at
tacks by tho Russians northeast of
Stanisiau, said delayed official state
ments from Vienna, under date of Aug
ust 15, received here today. Tho re
pulse of all Italian attacks is also
"On the front of Archduke Carl, west
of Bukowinn and on the sector of the
Tomnatic mountain, our attacks are
progressing, it was stated. "Several
hostile positions which were tenaciously
defended, were taken by storm. Several
prisoners and five machine guns were
"aptured. Mattnlions cngnge.l south of
Tntnrov reeocupiod their former posi
tions near Tntarov.
" Near Stanisiau and south of .Tezunol
(on the Stanislan-Halilz railway) Col
onel Von Hoevcss repulsed isolated at
tacks. Near Horozenkn and west of
.Monasterzyska the Russians attacked
throughout the whole front, undertak
ing in some places six massed attacks
and eveu more, but were everywhere re
pulsed, suffering the heaviest losses
Southwest of Kozova, the Austrians
(Continued on Fage Five.)
Be careful where you place your con
fidence nil ' your bocketbook 'II take
care of itself. Aeeorlin' t' th ' pic
torial supplements candidate Hughes
Oidn' overlook any photergraf galleries
in li s young days.
Deutschland Is Due !
at Home Port Today
New York, Aug. 18. The German
submarine Deutschland which dashed
out of the Virginia capes on the night
of August 2, should arrive at a Ger
man port today if she maintains the
sixteen days schedule established in
her first voynge 'across the Atlantic to
In the absence of any definite word
from the big undersea merchantman
since she left the United States, the
Deutschland has assumed the vacancy
in summer news reports from Atlantic
coast towns once occupied by the fam
ous sea serpent and the more recent
man eating shark.
Nearly every flock of summer resort
correspondents along the coast have
had their fling with the Deutschland,
or Bremen in the lost few days.
Correspondents Were Stirring
Trouble Between the Two
By Carl W. Ackennan.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Berliug, Aug. 18. The fight on Am
bassador Gerard launched by several
German newspapers because of his al-
censorship, appeared to be subsiding to
day. Tho Moargenpost alone of the newspa
pers that joined in the attack yesterday
renewed its criticism today. The Mor
genpost's editor, however, contented
himself largely with reiterating the
hope that the German government
would investigate Gerard's alleged at
titude. Gerard made a frank statement nf his
position in a talk with the American
correspondents. He explained his reas
ons for not giving his approval of the
complaints regarding the British censor
ship sent to Washington by certain cor
respondents here. He explained that by
their action these correspondents were
inviting trouble between the Initca
States and Germany.
So Say Weather Bureau-
Hurricane Gathering in
the Gulf
Chicago, Aug. 18. Three more days
of scorching were predicted for the
parched plains states by the weather bu
reau here today. Ninety-five degrees of
neat are expected m Chicago today.
High pressure of nir in the southeast
and low pressure in the northeast, it
was said, are responsible for southwest
winds which are bathing the middle
west in a neat wave.
Reports of a hurricane gathering in
the Gulf of Mexico were received at the
weather bureau today. It is heading di
rectly towards Brownsville. Texas, and
probably will strike it today.
El Puso and San Antonio, Tcxns, re
corded the highest temperatures yester
day. The mercury there registered 90.
The local weather bureau says the
storm will strike the coast probably late
this afternoon, between Brownsville.
Corpus Christi and Galveston and Hous
ton. The wind may reach a maximum
of SO miles an hour. At noon the wind
,l-wns blowing SO miles an hour here.
At 3 o clock tho mercury registered
07 in Chicago.
Galveston la Cautious.
Houston, Texas, Aug. IS. Railroads
and intcrurbans have been running spe
cial trains all day, carrying persons
from Galveston to the maiulund, as a
result of a slight rise in the tide at
the Galveston sea wall, attributed to the
gulf hurricane.
Evidently Has Arrived.
Dallas, Texas, Au. 18. The local
Western Union office reported that ail
wires between San Antonio and
Brownsville went out shortly before 2
o'clock this afternoon.
The interruption is believed due to
the Galveston hurricane striking the
coast about an hour ahead of sched
ule. ' Steamship Founders.
Galveston, Texas, Aug. IS. The
steamship Pilot Boy, of the Texas &
Gulf line, foundered in the high seas
running off Port Aransas, Texas, it was
reported this nfternoon. Three of her
crew ofT3 reached shore. Nothing has
been heard of the others.
The exodus from the city to the
mainland continues but local authorities
still believe there is no local danger.
At no time has the wind reached more
than a 30 mile gait and the seas are
not exceptionally high.
Militia Drowned Out.
El Paso, Tcxns, Aug. IS. Five bun-
(Continued on Page Five.)
Returns Army Appropriation
Bill to House Without His
Chairman Hay at Once Rein
troduced Bill Minus This
Washington, Aug. IS. President AVil
son today vetoed the army appropria
tion bill. His action resulted from a
provision in the bill exemptinc retired
army officers from liability to service
and discipline under tuo articles of war.
The exemption provision itself grew
out of objections mado by certain re-
nrru umeers wneu asKd to serve fol
lowing the outbreak of the Mexican
trouble at recruiting offices and mus
tering stations.
The action today will mean that at
least this provision of the bill will
have to be changed nnd may precipi
tate a struggle over the. entire appro
priations measure that might result in
prolonging congress. The objection
able feature was kept in the bill by
the persistence of Chaiiman Hay of tUe
house military committee."
Chairman Hay of the house military
committee fathered the exemption plan
and succeeded in keeping it in the bill,
despite the fight made on it by Sec
retary Baker.
In his veto messages to congress, the
president suggested n constitutional
objection to such exemption. So long
as retired officers are continued in
their Btntus as members of the United
States army, ho said, tliey Tannot un
der the constitution be relieved from
obedience to the president
Retired, But Still Officers
The message expresses doubt that
the majority of retired officers would
sanction such a provision in the law
Congress to pass the bill over his
veto must muster a two third vote and
with the arrival of the message at the
house today the general belief is that
this cannot be done. The action of
the president, however, is deemed like
ly to delay adjournment to some extent
within one hour alter the veto reach
ed the house, Chairman Hay rcintroduc
ed the measure, minus any mention of
tne articles of war.
lue veto message declares, "it is
with genuine reluctance," tliat the
president returns the bill, which he
describes as wisely and generously pro
viding for national defense.
iue existiue articles of war arc
undoubtedly archaic," says the mes
snge. "They have not undergone re
vision for more than 100 vears.
I therefore, the more keenly regret to
find in the revision of the articles of
wnr a provision to which I cannot give
my approval. '
it cites a long list of rulings to s'.iow
that retired army officers hold public
office and are not "mere pensioners"
Jrom whom no further service is ex
pected. They wear the uniform
of the army, their education and ser
vice hold them out as persons espe
cially qualified in military matters to
represent the spirit ot the military cb.
tablishmcnt, and thev arc subject to
military duty in time of national emer
gency by the mere order of the com
inandcr in chief.
An Unwise Provision
"I am persuaded that officers upon
the retired list would themselves re
gard it as an invidious and unpalatable;
.i.scr.nmnanon. wni.i, ,n citecr. I
eluded them from full membership in
tho profession to which they have de
voted their lives and of wuirh by the
laws of their country they are still
members. So long ns congress sees fit
to mnke the retired personnel a part
of the army of the United States, the
constitutionality of the proposed ex
emption of such personnel from all li
ability with tho article of war is a
matter of serious doubt, leaving the
president, as it does, without any
means sanctioned by statute of exercis
ing over the personnel thus exempted'
the power of command vested in him
by the constitution.
"Convinced as I am of tho unwis
dom of this provision nnd of its bane
ful effect upon the discipline of the
nrmy; doubting, as I do, the power of
congress wholly to exempt retired offi
cers from the control of the president,
while declaring them to be a pnrt of
the regular army of the United States.
1 am constrained to return this bill
without my approval."
The veto of the appropriation bill
carrying $207,000,0011 will delay the
general military reorganization as pro
vided for in a separate measure, now
a law, which provides for a regular
army of 175,000 regulars and 430,000
national guardsmen.
Chairman Chamberlain of the senate
militarv affairs committee, declared
the upper house would insert the old
articles of wnr when the new house
measure reaches the senate,
(Continued on Paare Seven.)
Warn Hughes Against
Patronizing "Scab" Cafe
San Francisco, Aug. 18. The culin
ary strike whichi has affected all the
larger restaurants and eafes in Son
Francisco got into national politics to
day. I
Leaders of the' strike filed a formal
protest with the republican county com
mittee against tpe plan to entertain
presidential candidate Chas. E. Hughes
at the Commercial club, which is dis
playing an open shop sign in its dining
The protest, which was sent to Fran
cis V. Keesling, said in part: "As you
are no doubt aware, an effort is being
made by the chamber of commerce to
break the labor unions of this city and
establish the open. shop. Union labor is
solidly aligned to resist this effort and
any candidate for office who expects
to receive, the support of the working
people of this city cannot afford to an
tagonize them by dining in an establish
ment displaying the open shop card."
Leaders of the striking culinary work
ers today insisted on pressing the issue
over the fact that Governor Hughes
will be the guest of honor tomorrow at
a luncheon at the Commercial clu,
which is displaying "open shop" card.
Hugo F.rnest, president of the waiters'
union declared: "We are going to de
mand that Governor Hughes make a
statement in regard to the open shop."
First Appearance Was In
Rags But Last In Uniform
and Gold Braid
Headquarters Washington National
Guard, Calexico, Cnl., Aug. 18. Second
infantrymen today learned the identi
ty of "tae down and outer." Some
days ago ."the down and outer" ap
peared in camp. Nobody seemed to
know where he came from. He was
a.i oldish sort of a man, attired in
grease spotted fad'd jumper and over
alls, with an old wrinkled bandunna
about his neck. He was unshaven and
not overly clean.
He performed menial duties about
camp, silently and almost morosely and
no one niterterred with him. He just
did odd jobs here and there, poking
uis iiuse iuiu vnriuua icuis, luiwug iu
terest in doings of men and. officers
alike. No one seemed to mind him
very much.
Last night the stranger went away.
A group ot infantrymen gathered at
tiie end of a company street to watch
him trudge along the dusty road to
Calexico, just before dark.
"There goes old ' Down and outer,' "
somebody said. "Guess nobody here
will ever know who the old boy really
Hut today "the down and outer"
came back and young officers have
been quaking iu their boots ever since.
Colonel John B. McDonald of the
staff of General J. Franklin Bell, in
command of the department of the
west, in full regalia strode over the
camp places he had haunted in the
rugs of a "desert rat" while making
a "thorough inspection" of all depart
ments of camp life hero for the war
dpartment. And wherever he went to
day men sprang from their duties and
stood at salute while "the down and
outer" passed by.
Business Rather Light
Stock Prices Lower
New York, Aug. 18. The New York
Kvening Sun financial review toduy
Although transactions in the general
market were in reduced volume as
innmorait wilVi 1 tmun nf ihtk nrPPPllilll
da ,hcr0 wa gtili a substantial
amount of business un,
under wav through
out the list of prominent issues.
Karly prices as a rule were at ad
vances", but the improvement was not
maintained in the general list except
in a few stocks.
The general market lagged in the
early afternoon, with the tendency in
most stocks toward cheaper prices
losses from Thursday's fninl, running
from substantial fraction to more than
one noint. Even mercantile marine
preferred moved down, insiders np-
parently being disposed to accumu
late stock at a lower level.
In the later dealings prices were
firmer and iu such stocks as American
Can. Crusible Steel, Republic Steel,
Baldwin Locomotive, V estinghouse.
American locomotive and United Fruit
much better quotations were recorded
as compared with early lows. United
Fruit was especially strong, advancing
more than four points.
Lone-view. Texas. Aug. 18. The
Peoples State Bank, following a brief
run this morning, was closed by John
Wightman, bank examiner, under
orders of Banking Commission Patter
son. The amount of the shortage was
not stated, but it is believed to be
Unofficial advances from the depart
ment of banking and insurance at
Austin, place the shortage at from
70,000 to $100,000.
Seemed Set In Determnation
Not To Concede An Eight
Hour Day
Brotherhoods Would Accept
But Managers Seem to
Want Strike
Washington, Aug. IS. A nation-wide
strike, tying up all
railroads of the country again
loomed up this afternoon. Thirty-one
railway presidents left
tho White House determined,
.they said, not to accept a pro
posal by President Wilson in
tended to avert such a "national
Fifteen minutes Inter the 040
representatives of the rnilroad
workers announced they had
voted to accept the president's
Tho four heads of the brother
hoods took tho result of the em
ployes vote to the White House
and remained to confer for 35
minutes with President Wilson.
They refused, on leaving, to dis
cuss the nature of their talk.
The general cotnmittco of 040
will remain in Washington to
morrow and have arranged to
assemble ugain at the Bijou the
atre for the purpose of keeping
in touch with the situation.
The employes' voto of accept
ance wob at the ruto of 3 to 1,
it was learned late this after
noon. Washington, Aug. 18. If the railroad
managers and presidents persist in their
refusal to meet President Wilson's
strike settlement plan, the president
will call in the hoards of directors of
the country's big systems, it was learn
ed on reliable authority this after
noon. By Bobert J. Bender.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, Aug. 18. No settlement
of the dispute between the railways
and their four hundred thousand em
ployes who voted In favor of a strike
was reached at this afternoon's confer
ence between President Wilson and the
presidents of the great railway systems
in the White House.
After a 40 minute conference the 31
presidents emerged with the announce
ment that tho president will meet them
again tomorrow and ot the same time
see the railway managers in what he
promised to be the fintil session.
President Hulo llolden, of the Bur
lington railroad, spokesman for the
executives, said they would at once con
fer with the managers and arrive at
some conclusion on the president '
proposition. They will lay this con-din-ion
before him tomorrow morning,
Holdcn said.
. M4i r ou
Apparently Want Strike.
Tha the situation has wliri t he I J graduation,
most dangerous stage was obv .o us r h, h
view of the 'V,tUw,?LtHnlX' 'l school instructor, and is perfectly will
when hey left the White House. They 'j supervision of the
indicated clearly that they had no 1 t k Jf h , ' I . h fc com.
changed their minds-made up against I ninIlllntion ,',.- gtnte BU1)erii.tcndoiit.
the president's proposn s-ana i is oe-
heved they will stand him os their
contention for arbitration of nil the is
The executives contend and with
bitterncss-inni tne pres.u.-.ir . ur,
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irnniy trying xo lurlT ""7' ,m " ciill.crt stating that he will make ar
t the railroads an e.gb t hour ' "R rangements with the various high
uay ut-iure mr ii-uaiiiiiiij ui nn -'n..t.
tiou to railroad operation has been in
"When a railroad attempts to in-
crease its rates," one official sold, "itl.
mnst first show (?' " i".1
, uum, -.I- - -
investigation Why isn't that rnilroad
ont.t.ou to now cause ,,, ul)portullity ,0 complete his educa
ncrease its salaries o employes tore giving himself to the service of
having to pay those incrensest" ). . P. . ,,, ,; , ..
The Bession today was very snorr, tne
president speaking only briefly after
putting up to the men his proposition
for a settlement.
President Wilson was in the Oreen
room when the rnilroad executives ar
rived. President Holdcn presented each
of his colleagues to the president as
thev entered the room. After shaking
hands with all of them, President Wil
son indicated he was ready for the con
ference to begin.
Will Concede Nothing.
Hidden opened the session by stating
the railroad executives approved in full
evervthinir done bv the railroad man
agers, in whom thev had vested the
power of attorney. He said tho rail
(Continued os Psgs Six.)
Took Him for Prowler
Shot His Brother
Portland, Or., Aug. 18. Accident
ally shot by his brother while sleep
walking, Walter Smith aged 14, receiv
ed wounds which will probably neces
sitate amputation of his right leg at
at hospital here today.
The episode occurred near Bunker
Hill, St. Helens, where the Smith boys
were camping out. During the night
Walter walked in his sleep. His broth
er Chauncey awoke and challenged the
supposed prowler.
Receiving no reply, he fired a shot
gun iu the direction of the noise. Wal
ter's right leg was shattered. In spite
of his horror when ue discovered what
had happened, Chauncey kept his nerve
and tied up the torn arteries, prevent
ing his brother from bleeding to death.
Eighty Cases This Month and
Disease Spreading Many
Adults Attacked
Chicago, Aug. 18. Infantile paraly
sis is increasing in Chicago to an
alarming extent. Eighty known cases
havo been reported this month, it was
admitted today by health department
officials and spread of the disease is
continuing. They deny, however, that
the malady is epidemic.
At the county hospital it was ad
mitted today there are sixty one cases
quarantined and emergency prepara-j
tions are being made to receive a mucb
greater number.
An average of three patients a day
is being received and the procession
is increasing rather than diminishing.
Three of the victims at the county hos
pital are adults.
That the mysterious plague Is spread
ing is indicated by the lct that with
very few exceptions, none of the cases
conie from the same locality. Dr. Hen
ry B. Thomas, an infantile paralysis
specialist declared that "whilo the sit
uation should cause no great alarm, it
is the gravest we havo had in years."
. . Three now cases were discovered to
day bringing the total number discover
ed thus far at 83.
Chaplain Gilbert Suggests
This As Means of Giving
ihe Boys a Chance
High school classes may be establish
ed iu the Third regiment Oregon infan
try uow in camp at Palm City, Cali
fornia. It is thought that the regiment will
not return to Oregon before Christmas,
and possibly mil not return before
These points are brought out in a let
ter just lecoivcd by Stute Superinten
dent of Public Instruction Churchill
from Chaplain Gilbert of the Third reg
iment, In view of the likelihood thut
the regiment is to remain on the bordel
for a number of months yet. Chaplain
Gilbert suggests thut high school class
es be organized for the benefit of tho
numerous high school students in the
regime-ill nuu uu uui wisu iu iviivc mr
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regiment a sufficient
of .n9trutton) to
meet all tho requirements of the plan.
The suggestion has met with the
hearty approval of the state superintcu
,.,..,, H(1t . to Clnn.luiii
uem, who hum sviiv v, itrnur iu viiuimuii
school principals and city superintcu
dents throughout the state to give cred
its towards graduation to the pupils in
these regimental classes, in this let-
u . , ..,,...,, ',,, .,,.
1 casion to say that he is very proud of
i evc ry high school boy who has made a
, y 8arifice b Jtti b(.himl hiln
his country. It is the opinion of the su
periiiienuriit thut Chaplain Gilbert has
"started something."
Now York, Aug. 18. Hubscription
books for the new quarter billion dollar
five per cent British loan were closed
today to syndicate participation be
cause subscriptions have been so Inrge,
it was announced by J. P. Morgan and
company. large numbers of applica
tions have been pluced on file for the
opening of the public subscription next
A magazine has been patented for
carrying an extra load of tobacco
along the Btem of a pif0'
Finds Big Contract of Salve?
Political Wounds Await
ing Him
300,000 Progressives la
State Have Not Followed
Roosevelt's Lead
By Perry Arnold.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
San Francisco, Aug. 18. A rousisg
welcome was extended to Presidential
Candidate Charles Evans Hughes this)
afternoon when ho and his party ar
rived at the forry at 12:50 to begin a-
two day visit to the bay cities.
Mayor Bolph of San Franoisco, and
a large number of republican notables
met the republican nominee at the fer
ry building nd presented him with tho
formal greetings of Ban Francisco and
Little time was lost in formalities.
however, for tho candidate had to hur
ry to "make connections" wittt tne va
rious affairs in which he was scheduled
to participate during the afternoon.
After he had been escorted to his
headquarters at the Palace hotel, Hughes
was permitted to take a snort rest be
fore going to tne union League chid,
where, at 2:45. he stood in the reception
lino and demonstrated Mb ability aa a
handshaker. He was scheduled to re
main at the Union League club only half
an hour, as one of tho most important
addresses of his whole trip was ev for
3:110 when he will speak to the women
of Han Francisco. It was expected that,
in this address, he would reiterate his
announcement in Tavor of a federal en
abling act, permitting the states to vote
on a constitutional amendment extend
ing suffrage to women.
The mass meeting ai me vivm .au
ditorium will be one of the largest
Hughes has addressed ou his present
trip. William H. Crocker, republican
nntionnl committeeman, will preside and
most of the republican celebrities of
California will bo seated on the plat
form. Mrs. Hughes' Speech,
Benecia, Cel., Aug. 18. Mrs. Charles)
Evans Hughes mado her first campaign
speech today. It wasn't a very long
one and sho didn't attempt to argue any
of tho questions of the day but her
husband, the presidential candidate
himself, would havo beon proud to hav
evoked the applause sho did. Hughes
spoke briefly to the crowd from the rear
end of his private car and in conclusion,
turnod to Mrs. Hughes and the crowd
and introduced her.
"This is Mrs. Hughes," he said.
"Hhe is not going to make a speeeh,
but sho doos much better fhan that."
Mrs. Hughes smiled greeting and in
a cloar voice responded to the Intro
duction thus:
"Mrs. Hughes Is making her first po
litical campaign."
"May it not bo her last," came from
somo one in the crowd.
Must Salve Sore Heads.
Hacramcnto, Cal., Aug. 8. Charles E.
Hughes' capacity as a harmonir.er ap
peared likely to bo tested to its fullest
extent today. No sooner had he reach
ed tho boundary line of California than
a bitter factional battle intruded.
Hecause the progressives one party
to tho row assert that there is great
menace in the division, it appeared like
ly early today that the republicon presi
dential nominee would spend most of his)
nfternoon today spreading the soothing;
balm of harmony on California state
lenders in various conferences.
He was scheduled to reach Pan
Francisco shortly after noon and will
deliver his muin address today at the
Civic Auditorium there tonight.
On the Burfneo, the division is appar
ent in an effort of two factions of th
.,nrf in msumo iironrietorship of the
' r. mi.. .nr.r.iuaivA.roniihlirsns
,..!,., im ,i, iireiriilnra" headed by Na-
1 lit; " - ' i
; tional Committeeman William H. Crock-
(Continued on Pass Tws)
Oregon: To
night and Satur
day fair, warmer
(Saturday south
west portion;
westerly winds. ;