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VOL. LTIII.-XO. 17,932. PORTLAND, OBEUOX, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1918. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TAR AND FEATHERS
ROCKED BY QUAKE
CROWD ATTEXDIXG LECTCRE
IS THROWN INTO PANIC.
AMERICA TO BLOT
FATE OF. AGITATOR
OUT TEUTON TRAD
TOLEDO CITIZENS PCXISH XOX-
A. MITCHELL PALMER TO SPEAK
MAY 8 BEFORE LEAGUE.
GERM All S SUFFER
OREGON LEADS III
VVOODEH U.S. SHIPS
Oil HIM GANG
Allies Smash Boctie Blow
at Ypres and Advance.
MANY PRISONERS TAKEN
Anglo-French Take Locre and
Go Forward Between La
y Clytte and Kemmel.
BRITISH GAIN NEAR AMIENS
Enemy Troops East of ViJIers
,Bretonneux Compelled to
LONDON, April SO. Except for
local fighting at different points there
hu been bo infantry action today,
rays Field Marshal Haig's report
from British headquarters in France
PAKIS, April SO. In the sector of
Koyon the Germans, hi attacks today.
mad gains in advanced French trench
elements, but later were driven out.
and th French hare re-established
their lines, according to the official
communication issued by the War Of
Hangard Is Bombarded.
. In the region of Hangard there has
been a violent bombardment.
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN
FRAN'CE, April SO. Anglo-French
forces have advanced their line be
tween the villages of La Clytte and
Kemmel and also have made progress
south of KcmmeL
Desperate smashes by Von Arnim's
army against the allied lines qn the
Flanders battlefield yesterday after
noon and evening met with no more
success than the enemy's futile and
costly attempts earlier in the day to
break through and capture the hill
positions west of KemmcL
French Take Locre.
The Freach now hold the entire vil
lage of locre, west of Kemmel.
In the vicinity of Locre the French,
by counter attack, yesterria." afternoon
and evening drove the Getnans from
the remainder of the ground they had
gained in the morning. The Germans,
having been heavily repulsed all along
the northern battlefront, the night
passed in comparative quiet.
During the night the British ad
vanced their line east of Villers
Bretonneux, on the front before
Up to noon todcy the badly pun-1
ished German troops along the Flan
df ra front had made no further at
tarlcs against the allied lines, which
held so brilliantly throughout yester-
day's Intense fighting.
The Franco-British troops took a
Urge number of prisoners during yes
terday's fighting, but there were
fewer than the magnitude of the
struggle would lead one to expect,
Ming to the desperate hand-to-hand
encounters which took place.
Counter Attack Brilliant.
The French counter attack of last
flight on the southern slopu of Scher-
penberg was brilliantly and success
fully carried out. It resulted in the
French not alone recovering ground on
the slope, but in advancing their line
to a depth or 1500 yards astride the
9 ran out re wood.
The prisoners show considerable de
letion at the failure of Von Arnim's
heavy thrust, and admit that the task
ahead of the German army threatens
'a bleed the fatherland of its man
iood. AUics Advance Slightly.
Not only did the British and French
maintain their positions at virtually
all parts in the face of furious on
slaughts, but during the night they
reclaimed several bits of territory on
which the enemy had succeeded in get
ting a hold.
Along the entire front of the allied
positions gray uniformed men lay in
great numbers, representing the awful
price paid by the Germans.
Today the German General, Von
Araim, was busy reforming his broken
I, divisions and presumably bringing up
' reserves to replace the great numbers
, who gave their lives in fruitless as-
saults on the hill positions to gain a
dominating position with the idea of
forcing the allies to pull back to the
Ye.terdayva a great day for the
iCswui.Va i'ase a, Cetiiaa 11
Boy Edwards Breaks Promise Made
In VTInlock and Continue Work
Among Farmers of District.
WINLOCK. Wash., April JO. Spe-
ciaL) Roy W, Edwards, the Non-
Ptrtlun Lfima organizer, who. to
gether with Alfred KnuUon, atate. Man
ager of the league, was ran out of
Winlock by a company of citizens last
Friday morn Inc. failed to keep tbe
promise made the cltlxena. lie had
told them be wn through with tbe
league and Its work, but Monday he
showed op at Toledo, seven miles from
Winlock. and proceeded to pull down
$! In commissions by alanine up sla
farmers In an outlying- district.
Toledo citizens, who had read the
exposure of the league's working se
cured by dictaphone at Winlock. were
ao Incensed that they organised a party
and drove out ! miles In tbe country
and brought Edwards Into town.
There he was examined as to pur
poses and workings of the league, and
when be failed to show that the league
was not a pro-German propaganda to
atlr up resentment among tbe farmers.
thus slowing; up the winning; of the
war, he was taken out to the edge of
town and glvea a coat of tar and
i-atncrs. Mwirai na ercapca- in..
unpleasant ordeal at Winlock because
he bad been considered only a tool
In tbe hands of the leaders In the
" proroiiwo ,
connection with tbe league.
After being tarred and feathered.
Edwards was loaded Into his auto and
seat on his way. He said he was going
to Chchalls. and after visiting In Seat-
tie would return at once to bis home
In California. A large, party of Win-
lock citizens drove over and witnessed
in, mkmr. ....
NATION'S WORKERS LOYAL
May Day Will Find War Work Go-
ina; Forward Without Hindrance.
"WASHINGTON. April 10. May day
will find the Nation's war work going
forward without hindrance by a, single
Industrial strike of consequence. The
only threatened demonstration that onIl"ror Charles, of Austria is making a
he Pacific Coast as a protest of labor
gainst the conviction of Thomas J.
Mooney apparently will not mate-1
rlallie as the result of appeala to the
workers by union officials and by
Intensive efforts of the Government.
aided by the powerful lever ef publte
pinion, have served to brine; labdr and
capital together to such a degree that
there Is not a serious tie-up anywhere I
la the country, officials of the Depart-I
ment of Labor said tonight.'. - I
Labor dlaputea still exist, but in such
eaaea the workers are remaining at
their Casks pending adjustment of dif-
ferences with their emnlovera. I
rSAILnUAU Uhh UtS ULUSt
Consolidation at Seattle Makes Im-
ponani manges. I
TACOMA. Wash.. April 1o.-t- Special.)
The Great Northern ticket and
freight office closed this afternoon ex-I
cept for sale of tickets, until the new
Joint office for the four lines Is ready,
The Southern Pacific office closed last I
E. J. -Mealy will p
district traffic agent, and F. P. Herbert I J
a likely to be retained as the Great
orthern repreeentatlve In the Union
A. . Wick, Southern Fad fie paesen
ger agent, will take a position else
where on his line, probably Jn Oregon.
LA FOLLETTE DENOUNCED
Expulsion From Senate Demanded
by Colorado Repnblirans.
DENVER. April 30. Tbe Colorado
Republican state committee, meeting
here this afternoon to elect a chair
man, passed a resolution denouncing
United States Senator Robert La Fol
Ills expulsion from the Senate Is
UNFAIR PRACTICE CHARGED
Federal Trade Commission Com
plains Against Standard Oil Co.
WASHINGTON. April 30. The Fed
eral Trade Commission today Issued
complaint against the Standard Oil
Company of Indiana, charging violation
not only of the trade commission act
prohibiting unfair business practices,
but of the Clayton anti-trust law, as
MICHIGAN INDRY RANKS
More Than 3000 Liquor Shops Close
Doors at Midnight.
DETROIT. April 30. Michigan Joined
the ranks of the "dry" states at mid
night tonight. At that hour ' the con
stitutional amendment adopted by the
voters 18 months ago became operative
and affected 32SS saloons In the state.
WAR COUNCIL TO CONVENE
Representatives of Allies Will Meet
Today at Versailles.
FARI3. April 30. Tbe Inter-Allied
Wsr Council will meet In Versailles to
morrow and Thursday.
France. Great Britain, Italy and the
i.'aite4 Siatea wiu t t epresegted,
Symptoms of Coming
NEW SERB STATE PLANNED
Archbishop of Carniola Heads
NUNCIO - ORDERS INQUIRY
I Emperor Charles Reported to - Be
Making New Peace Offer to Italy.
Official Washington Sus
pects Propaganda Motive.
LONDON. April J. A dispatch sent
ut 0j, b,t ,.,.. v.
... fra uw.
I sources that unmistakable signs of a
approaching; revolution In Austria-Hun
gary are becoming dally more evident.
A plebiscite la being held among; the
i be r os. Croats and Slovenes In favor of
I their anion with Serbia and Montene
I gro in ona national Independent state
under the scepter of King Peter of
Serbia. The prime archbishop of Car
nlola la at the head of this movement.
I ."Demonstrations of a very serious
I character are taking place in the Jugo-
I Slav provinces.
"Now cornea news that, at the re
rl!!1, the f;u,tr'an ojrnmnt nd
HVUVII VS. VIC, IUT II VI II
fid at VI I nil ha. nnnl H 4 rI ( n a r-v-
,nqu,ry .gainst the archbishop of Car
I nlola for placing himself at the head of
this revolutionary movement. Great
Stockholm, April 39. Tbe Catholic
International Press Agency announces,
dispatch from Basel says, that Em
fresh peace offer, appealing to Italy to
I consider It In her own interests.
Although It has been predicted fre
QenUy that if the present German
I campaign, should Jail, a "peace offen-
flv would be Inaugurated by the cen
I Powers, there bas been no previous
I intimation mat a new move or thin na
tur was bng made.
I Coaflraaatloa la Awaited.
Unless confirmatory advices are re-
celved through the usual channels of
news from Switzerland, this dispatch
may be accepted with reserve. . Ordl-
narllv news from Switzerland I.
warded to this country by wsy of Paris,
w Ac niAuiu., April ju. urnciais
httra r. m rH fh. ntnart that "W-rvy r..m r-
' bout to " eepaxat
peace to Italy with the earns sentiments
'hey repeatedly have expressed toward
I other peace offers.
although without anv information
other than that contained In a Stock-
Iholm dispatch, they freely expressed the
(opinion that the chief purpose of such
an offer was to create discord among
I the Italians to weaken their resistance
land at the same time attempt to quiet
unrest among the Austrian people.
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At Calexlco Plate Glass Windows
Are Cracked and Goods Are
Jarred From Shelves.
LOS ANGELES. April 30. A single
earth tremor was felt throughout the
Imperial Valley in Southern California
and in Western Arizona at :32 tonight.
Only slight damage at various points
had been reported late tonight.
The shock appeared to have been
most severe at El Centro, which is
across the San Jacinto Mountain range
from San Jacinto and Hemet, which
were seriously damaged by an earth
quake April 21 and which have expert
enced recurring shocks of slighter In
tensity almost dally since. Reports
from San Jacinto and Hemet tonight
Indicated no shocks were felt there.
ai E.i centro a crowd attending a
Chautauqua lecture In a large tent was
thrown Into a near-panic and guests
at the leading hotel rushed out of the
building, some escaping In night cloth
ing by way of fire escapes. No prop
erty damage was reported.
At Calexlco plate glass windows in
building under construction were
cracked and goods were Jarred from
shelves In a grocery store.
At Yuma, Arls., and throughout the
Tuma Valley houses were shaken and
people awakened from their sleep, but
no damage was reported there. Braw
ley and Imperial, In the Imperial Val
ley, were slightly shaken, but no dam
age was done.
VILLA'S MEN DO MURDER
Entire Population of Little Mexican
Settlement Killed by Bandits.
EL PASO. Tex., April 30. More than
30 men, women and children were killed
by Villa's men at Santa Cruz de Rosales,
40 miles southeast of Chihuahua City
last Friday, according to a report
brought to the border today by rail
Villa demanded that three young
girls be delivered to him. When this
demand was refused his men were or
dered to kill every one living In tbe
little settlement, according to the re
port from Chihuahua City.
JEWISH COLONIES THRIVE
Territory Liberated From Turks
Now in Satisfactory Condition.. '
NEW TORK, April 30. Jewish colo
nies recently liberated by the British
forces under General Allenby from the
Turks now are In a fairly satisfactory
condition, according to a report re
ceived here by the provisional Zionist
committee from the Jewish admlnis-
All the colonies, the commission
states, require men. came ana equip-
ment. Financial aid in the form of
Llong-time loans for reconstruction pur
poses is needed,, according to the report.
PRESIDENT BUYS SHEEP
Animals to Graze on White House
Lawn Within Few Days.
WASHNGTON, April 80. Sheep will
be grazed on the White House lawn
within a few days.
President Wilson today purchased 13
THE NOBLEST ROMAN.
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State Has 18 of 33 in
WASHINGTON NEAREST RIVAL
District Shows Way Also for
CALIFORNIA THIRD WITH 4
Emergency Fleet Corporation Sends
Word of Fine Record Made in
Filling Demand for Gov
Oregon leads the entire United States
in the number of wooden steamer hulls
launched for the Emergency Fleet Cor
poration, the total in the country being
33 vessels, launched in six districts,
while 18 of the number are afloat in
Oregon waters. That gives the state
three more wooden vessels afloat than
the five other districts combined,
The complete check reached tbe city
yesterday in the form of a telegram,
and the nearest competitor Is shown
to be the Washington district, taking in
Puget Sound and Grays Harbor, where
seven of the Government's wooden hulls
have been launched.
California Is Third.
In the California district, which In
cludes Coos Bay, though the latter ter
ritory is In Oregon, four hulls have
been launched, and - on the Atlantic
Coast and in the Gulf district four are
Oregon leads also in having com
pleted hulls in record time, the Caponka
leaving the ways April 2, . Just 60
working days after the keel was
started and the Wakan was floated
April 20, after S3 working days, those
being official figures. The records
were established at the GraTit Emith
Pocter , Ship Company's. .yard.. . where
ten hulls are now ranged, all having
gone Into the water between February
17 and April 24. '' They . are Hough
type ships of 3 BOO tons, deadweight.
Tito Firms Launch Three Each.
The Peninsula Shipbuilding Company
has floated three hulls. each of 4000
tons, and the Supple-Ballln Shlpbuild
ing Corporation has the same number
f ovorboard they being 4500-ton ships
j the McEachern Ship Company has
launched one ship, the Astoria, and the
Coast Shipbuilding Company launched
the last Government ship Monday aft
ernoon. the Barabos, and she is the
first Ferris type in the district to be
In the water, her deadweight tonnage
The first wooden ship launched for
the Government in Oregon was the
Wasco, February 17, and others left the
ways as follows: February 21, Harney
February 24, BUoxl; February 25,
Clackamas; March . Kasota; March 14,
Blandon: March 18, Wallowa; March 26,
Concluded on Page 4, Column 1.)
'Germany's Industrial Army
American Soil" to Be Topic of
Alien Property Custodian.
NEW YORK. April 30. Revelation of
the Government's plans "to divorce
Germany permanently from American
industry and commerce," will' be mad
by A. Mitchell Palmer, custodian of
alien enemy property, at a meeting
here May 8, under the auspices of the
National Security League.
Accepting tbe League's invitation to
speak, Mr. Palmer wrote from W.sh
"I shall address myself to the sub
Ject, 'Germany's Industrial Army
American Soil.' It seems to me a good
opportunity to disclose the result
my observations as alien property
custodian, showing the strong indu
trial and commercial foothold which
Germany obtained In this country be
fore the war, and what we are now
proposing to do, to divorce Germany
permanently from American industry
and commerce." .
CHAIN LETTER GOES ON
Contributions of 25 Cents for French
Hospital No Longer Needed.
NEW TORK, April 30. Federal au
thoritles are trying to stop a chain
letter started two years ago and still
bringing returns at the rate of $50
day to an ' organization which sought
funds for a special American hospital
in France for the treatment of per
sons wounded in face or jaw.
According to officials here, each
recipient was asked to contribute 2
cents and send a copy of the communl
cation to six friends. The Red Cros
gave its support by agreeing to provide
$2000 for each $1000 subscribed In this
manner. The hospital has long since
been established and needs no more
money, but letters at the rate of 200
day are still being received, which the
postoffice is returning to their senders.
OLD BAY STATE BOND SOLD
Original Liberty Loan Brings Sub
scriptlon of $250,00 0 in New York
NEW TORK, April 30. An original
American Liberty bond, a bond of th
old state of Massachusetts Bay, dated
September 25, 1777, with a face value of
11 pounds sterling, brought a subecrip
tion for $250,000 to the third liberty
loan at noonday rally in front of the
The old bond, which was engraved
by Paul Revere and taken from tbe
files of the Treasury Department, was
won by Brown Brothers & Company, as
the highest bidder. It was donated by
the purchasers to the Federal reserve
bank, to be placed In its gallery.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 66
degrees; minimum, 47 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; moderate westerly winds.
Senate bills propose largo expansion of
America's man power In war. Page 9.
Germans suffer disastrous check and allies
advance lines, rage l.
Trotzky calls on Russia to form defensive
army. Pago .
Austria-Hungary declared near revolution.
Legislation to stamp out I. W. W. menace
vending In benate. rage
Daily pledges to liberty loan increase with
opening of last week ot campaign, rage z.
Creation of Federal Port Commission to ex
pedite movement or snipping may Bene
fit Portland, rage J.
Indictments under Mann act sought for ex-
professor and wire oi Army orricer.
U. H. 8teel reports earnings of over f 56,000,-
000 lor quarter, rage o.
America plans to blot out Teuton trade.
Convicted German and Hindu plotters sen
tenced at San Francisco. Page 1.
Eoever tells grain dealers prospective big
crops promise ample xooa xor America
and Its allies, rage o.
Srosl '.crowd sees Beavers defeat Buckarooa.
Lincoln High wins third straight game, de
feating Commerce nine. 8 to z. rage
Giants again blank Phillies. Page 20.
Finest talent In country to appear at big
Ban Francisco boxing' tournament on
May 10. Page 20.
Non-Partisan League organizer tarred and
feathered at Toledo, wasnington. rage i.
Attack on university eliminated from voters'
pamphlet, rage .
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon potato acreage may not be increased.
Corn and oats prices weakened at Chicago
by peace talk, rage .1.
Stocks, after advance, have setback, due to
realizing for profits. rage si.
Proposal Is made that Port Commission
come into control ok ursgoo orjuoca.
Western City, 8800-ton hull, and auxiliary
steamer commandant wiiaues launcoea.
Portland and Vicinity.
City Commission recommends reduction of
milk price, rage s.
Oregon leads Nation for building wooden
ships xor uovemmeui. rage x.
Witness testifies to finding Mrs. Farrell
without food or are. rage 11.
First unit of new University of Oregon Med
ical School to Be dedicated, this after
noon. Page 13.
Salmon price for season's catch fixed at 11 li
cents. Page 20.
Wheels turn now In Portland's paving plant.
Mayor has scheme to advertise city. Page 7.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 16.
Dark-eyed Russian beauty refuses to wed
suitor who pays lor divorce. - rage 8.
Proposal of Oswald West to leave free
field ror oenator aicrsary puzzles Ore
gon. Page 9.
County Clerk Beveridge removes S. B. Hus
ton's name from ballots lor primaries.
Trouble brewing in organized labor circles.
Portland must furnish army of young folk
ta save trull cropj rasa u. . i
American Justice Hits
SAN FRANCISCO TRIALS ENO
Total of 23 Years' Prison
Terms, $64,000 Fines Set,
MANY WILL SERVE TIME
Bopp, Von Schnck, Von Brinckert
and Their Crowd of Associate
Plotcrs WU Take Pun
ishment. SAX FRANCISCO, April 30. Trial of
the world-wide Hindu conspiracy case,
which was punctuated with sensational
exposes of German secret diplomacy
and the killing of two defendants in
the courtroom, ended here today with
the sentencing of 29 of the conspira
Various fines and prison terms were
imposed by United States District Judge
William C. Van Fleet, who heard the
case. The total of the prison terms
was 23 2-3 years and the fines 364,000.
lxuis T. Hongstler, San Francisco
admiralty lawyer, was the only defend
ant to escape a prison sentence. Judge
Van Fleet had imposed a county jail
term of four months on Hengstler, but
remitted it after Hengstler made a plea v
to the court, protesting his American
ism and denouncing German imperial
ism. A fine of J5000 remained against
High Command Blamed.
The blame for the conspiracy was
placed squarely up to the German su
preme command. Judge Van Fleet char
acterized the . Hindu conspirators as
mere catspaws of the "ruthless Fruo-
sian military 6ystem." and told them
that had their revolution succeeded and -they
had been placed under such a sys
tem they would spare no effort to
throw it off. '
The German Foreign Office, embassy '
at Washington and consulate at San
Francisco were the nerve centers of
the world-flung plot to wrest Indian
rule from Kngland, Judge Van Fleet
said in sentencing Franz Bopp, Wil
helm von Brlncken and K. von Schack.
tbe heads of the consulate.
Bopp and Von Schack were given
the maximum sentences provided by
the violated neutrality laws, two years'
imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
Brlncken to Serve Two Tears.
Von Brincken was sentenced toservs
wo years, this sentence to run con
currently with a similar Judgment
anglng over liim as a result of his
Ueged participation in bomb and
ynamiting plots against the govern
ment of Canada.
Bopp and Von Schack made personal
pleas to the court In an attempted
exoneration of Walter Sauerback,
Henry Kauffmann, Harry J. Hart, Jo
seph Bley, M. S. von Goltzheim and
other of the white defendants.
Judge Van Fleet promised them that
their petitions would have some weight
in the eentencing of the men to whom
One Hindu Gets Respite.
Sundar Singh Ghalll was excused
from the action of the court today when
John W. Preston, United States District
Attorney, said that his testimony was -
needed by the grand jury in connection
ith the assassination of Ram Chandra,
one of the principal Hindu defendants,
in the courtroom last Tuesday.
Chandra was murdered by Ram
Singh, who In turn was killed by
United States Marshal James B. Holo-
an. Sundar Singh Ghalll was to be
sentenced in two weeks.
Judge Van Fleet indicated that no
portation action would be taken
against the Hindu defendants In the
ent that they refrained from revolu
tionary actions after completing their
Precautions to guard against any
possible untoward occurrences such as
the shooting to death of Ram Chandra
and Ram Singh at the close of the trial
last Tuesday were taken today by tho
Every person entering the courtroom
was searched thoroughly and a double
guard of United States soldiers and
deputy marshals was present.
Court Pronounces Sentence.
Other defendants and sentences im
posed by Judge Van Fleet were:
Walter Sauerback, navigating officer of
the German gunboat Geier, one year in the
Alameda. County Jail, and 12000 fine. -
Charles I.attendorff, "bodyguard" of
Baron Von Brlncken, one year in the
ameda County Jail.
Henry Kauffman, former chancellor of tha
German Consulate, S5Q00 fine or six months'
Robert Capelle, former agent of the North
German Lloyd Steamship Company here, 15
months at McNeil's Island, Washington, and
Joseph L. Bley, shipping broker, 15 months
McNeil's Island, and a 3000 fine.
'. Clyde Hizar, San Diego attorney, for
mer City Attorney at Coronado, Cal., anil
former paymaster in the United States
aval Keserve, ono year in the Alameda
County Jail, and a JMiOO fine.
Harry J. Hart, San Francisco shipping
man, six months in tne Aiameua county
II and $3000 fine.
Bernard Manning. Pan Diego realty man
. Concluded oa I'&so Column, l.l