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VOU LVIII. NO. 17,924.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY. MAY 3. 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HUNS HESITATE TO
CASUALTIES LISTS .
TO GIVE ADDRESSES
RELATIVES OF SOLDIERS WILL
GET FULL INFORMATION.
SOUGHT Blf BAKER
YDres Defeat Forcesrr'7"- n IT1 Official Asks Removal
I i xnini rranccf vvur
FRENCH MIKE LOCAL GAINS
After President Investigates.
WASHINGTON. May 2. The War Da
partraent will resume tomorrow publl
cation of the horte addresaes of man
raportad en tha casualty Hats from
Franca. Orders to that affect hsve
basn Issued and tha list given eat to
DRAFT AGE MAY BE RAISED
Considerable Advance Is Made!
In Hangard Wood. '
Baker's Instructions aont from Franca
early In AprlL
This action maana that It has been
determined that any military Informs.
tlon tha ariamy might rain from tha
ROUMANIANS AIDING ITALY Iut- "ot of ",c,nt "lu
relatives of soldiers occasioned by sup
pression of this aid to positive Identlfl
Tha decision was mads by President
Wilson, to whom tha pnbllo appealed
whan tha addresses were ordered die-
continued March . for the alleged
reason that It gave Information to, the
enemy and also brought swarma of
claim tfnts to harass relatlvee-ef
tha men killed.
morrow morning will be In the eld Call for Funds Contemplates
form followed prior to Secretary
Army of 3,000,000.
LABOR WILL REMAIN ; FIRM
Captured Soldiers Tarn en Ait-trlsns,-Wbo
Forced' Them Into
War Against. Italy Artillery
Dnels Rage on British Front.
Plans Before-House Military Com
mittee. Indicate That Number of
Men Called . Will Be Based -'
on Transit ' Facilities.
Ft the Associated Press.)
The lull which baa brooded ever the
weetera battle lines continues.
The expected German attacks en the
Tprss and Amiens fronts have not been
launched. Here and there the oppoalng
artilleries hats broken forth Into wild
bombardments, sorb, as usually are pre
ludes to massed attacks on the silled
lines, but they have died out after a
few hoars. Hers and there local oper
ation e have been carried out for the
STATE POLICE ON WATCH
More Elaborate Protection System
Resnlt of Cncoverlng Enemy Plans
Additional daylight ' a-uard. drawn
I from tha Oregon atate police, were In
I evidence at shipyards and other water
front establishments yesterday more
I than before, reinforcements having
purpose of straightening lines and raid- I been added aa a precaution as a result
Ing the enemy's positions, but they I of of flclal information that part of the
have not dsveloped Into anything an
usual. The Germans 'must attack soon or
acknewledge their defeat la their am
bitious attempt utterly to crush the
Oerman campaign In the United States
Included the placing of nine-day
bombs in ships snd blowing up fac
tories and other plants.
At night a much closer guard line Is
maintained on the water front, and
only persons having business -there and
able to nroduce an official pass ars
allowed in the sons. The same re
etrlctlons are In force at all Pacific
Haute Grocery Art- Defeat.
Germany has lost heavily, but the
Emperor atlll baa reserves to throw
l.tM th. lt TV. r
the uiT.n.vn.ui. i, ,v . I Coast harbors, and no chaacea are be
er Tina fc.a tanh tha r-- ...ltng taaen.
the allies ars prepared to stand thstr
greund and there -em. little Inellna- FIRHT-HOUR DAY IS URGED
Sookaae- Cooks and- Walters Will
Make Demands.. , - .
SPOKANE. Wash.. May X. (Special.)
Aa eight-hour day.. Instead of the It
hours' now In effect, was recommended
by a committee ef tha Cooks'. Helpers'.
Waitresses' aad Walters' Union, when!
It met tonight.
In addition to the recommendation
for a shorter dsy the union will aak
also for more money for the waitresses.
tlon at the present moment te rene
conflict which threatens te be dls
The Tspert thst Cseeh soldiers, de
serting from the Austrian army, new
are fighting witk the Italians baa been
fottewed-by a dispatch saying that
Roumanians who had.. been -castred
by the Italians have asked permission
to fight s gainst the Austrian and that
they are bow on' the firing line.
PARIS. May I. French troops made
a considerable advance In Hangard
weed last night.' according te the of
ficial eommaalcatton tonight, which
'Both artilleries were quite active
rerth and south of the Avre. Last
night our troops made an appreciable
advance In Hangard wood.
TLeral Operatises geeeeed. '
This morning we carried out local
operations which enabled us to occupy
Sauna woVd. southwest of Mallly
I'.alnevaL We took about it prisoners.
Including one officer, and caputrsd
five mscblne guns.
There wss artillery action between
Parroy forest snd the Vosgss.
"North of the Avre . r?ermn 1 1 . ,. w
a Trench positions In the region or raptured by the Italians while fighting
un br the French under the Austrian nag nave asaeo
WASHINGTON. May 2. Secretary
Baker, at a hearing today before the
House' military affairs committee, in
confidential session, asked. that Con
gress grant, unlimited power, for the
creation of an Army of whatever size
necessary for the prosecution of the
war. He told the committee that It
would be Ill-advised to restrict the
number of men to be utilised, and that
tha slse of tha Army should be In
creased In the discretion of 'the Gov
ernment as transportation and equip
ment facilities warrant.
He Indicated ha would submit a pro
posed measure, probably as an amend
ment to the draft law, to grant the
unlimited authority asked. . s
Under the existing draft law, aa con
strusd by Chairman Dent, eof .the mil
Itary committee, and others, there is
authority for uss of ons million men
Fear Million kfea Geek
Mr. Dent yestsrday Introduced a bill
to authorise a draft total of 4,000. 0(H)
men. which, with volunteers already in
tha servios, would make an ultimate
possible maximum strength of 6,000,004
The Army appropriation bill this
year, . Mr. Baker said, - should provide
for approximately 8,000.00 men. In
cluding tbs nsarly twe million now un
der arms, but this should not be so-
cepted.as. any JUed limit to ths num
ber of men to be called within the year.
Supplemental appropriations, hs said,
will be submitted' as tha Army' Is increased.
Secretary Baker also outlined to the
committee today the reasons why he1
opposes house amendments to ths. Sen
ate resolution to Changs the' basis of
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SCORE OF SOLDIERS ARE
BURNED AT FORT OMAHA.
Florence Field Scene of First Fatal
Accident- Rollcall Only to
Tell j Identity.
OMAHA, Neb., May 2. Two men
were killed and If burned more or less
seriously tonight at Florence Field In
an explosion of a balloon of the Cae
quot type, attributed by Army officers
In charge to Ignition of the gas by
sparks of static ' electricity from ths
fabric of the envelope. -
Ths men killed were so ' badly
burned as to . be unrecognisable, ' and
theifr identity will not be established.
It. was said, -until the roll of the bal
loon detachment has been called to
A statement by Colonel H. B. Hersey,
commanding at fort Omaha,' said that
bme of the injured were burned aerl
ously, but not fatally, and that all
were receiving proper attention a( the
hospital' at Fort Omaha.
It "-was the first fatal accidsnt at
Florence Field since the establishment
of the. balloon scbcfol.
In. the fire which followed ths explo
slon one of the balloon sheds was
COURT ANNULS CONTRACT
Work on New Klamath. Courthouse
Is Ordered Suspended.
KLAMATH FALLS. - Or, May 3.
(Special.) On ths ground that the con
tract made In March between former
County Judge Hanks and Commissioner
McCornack and J. M. Douglaa & Com
pany, contractors of Portland, for
new Courthouse in Klamath " Falls,
was made when there was no money
for such a purpose in the county trea
sury, these proceedings were declared
to be void at a meeting of the County
The Sheriff was instructed to serve
notice, to -the contractors for the ceas-
isg of construction. This Instrument
was signed by Robert H. Bunnell, new
County Judge, and Burrell Short, com'
missloner; the signature of Commls
sioner McCornack being absent.
Other members of ths union will ask
for the present schedule of pay for the I draft quota - from stats population to
eight jioura I the number of men in Class 1, under
-We have not decided bow much of I which statea would be given credit for
aa Increase we will ask for the wait- I men who have volunteered for service
resses." said Business Agsnt Betty, ot
ROUMANIANS JOIN ALLIES
1S.000 Soldiers Captured by Ital
ians Enlist to Fight Austria.
PARIS. May I. Eighteen thousand
soldiers of Roumanian origin who wsrs
In the Army and Navy.
President Chesses Mind.
When ths resolution to cfiange the
draft quota . basis was before the
House. President Wilson wrote Chair
man Dent, of the military committee,
supporting the volunteer credits plan,
but hs wss representsd today as hav
ing changed his mind In view of the
inequity tnst would result. It Is un
derstood that he will write Chairman
(Concluded ea Pass C Column 2.
RUSSIA'S NEW FLAG RED
Crimson Emblem of New Republic
; Floats Over Germany.
AMSTERDAM. May 2. The German
government, according , to ; a dispatch
from Berlin, says it Is unahls to demand
the removal of the red . flag . from the
Russian embassy ' at Berlin, as It has
been recognized as the color ef the
The government made this announce
ment in reply te protests of Conserva
tive members of the Reichstag, who
considered the flying of a red flag In
Germany provocative. .
SUNDAY'S PARTNER VICTIM
L. . C. . Heizer, F-arru , Manager,
Stricken With- Ptomaine Poisoning.
HOOD RIVErt, Or., May 2. (Special.)
L. C Heizer, Billy Sunday's half
brother and- manager of the latters
Odell country home, was stricken sud
denly with ptomaine poisoning whils
here on bus!ness this afternoon.
Mr. Heizer, In a painful but not a
serious condition, attributes the at
tack to sardines eaten for lunch.'
6 AVIATORS DIE ON
U. S. FLYING FIELDS
Paul Herriott Ex-Ore-
gonian, Is Killed.
AIR 'STUNTS' CAUSE FATALITY
MAY 12 IS NAMED
AS "MOTHERS' DAY"
all soldiers expected to
write Letter home.
Victims Include ' Major Brind-
ley and Colonel Damm.
EX-VANCOUVER YOUTH DIES
Good sell Chrlstofferson, Who Was
Injured hy Fall of Machine, at
Long Beach, "Cal., April 1,
' Finally Succumbs to Injury.
FORT WORTH, Tex May 2. Lieu
tenant. James B. Enms, Jr.. of Mew
Tork, and Cadet Paul Herrlott, of Oak
land, Cal., were killed today at Hicks
Field when their airplane fell about
160 feet. They had just taken the air
to fulfill their part of a programme
calling for "stunts" In- honor of Gen
oral John H. Greble and his staff from
Camp Bowie. General 'Greble was not
on the field at the time ot the accl
Rising to an altitude of about ISO
feet.' the aviators attempted a etralgrht
nose dive and the machine crashed to
earth before it could be rlsrhted. Enni
and Herroltt met. Instant death.
Prefrasuse Carried pat.
The accident- did - not prevent tl;
dav'a nrosrramme from being carriea
out and General Greble witnessed many
BAN FRANCISCO. May 2. Paul Her
riott killed today In an aviation accl
dent at Fort Worth, Tex., was known In
California. He was 32 years old, unmar-
ried. and a graduate of the University
of California of the class of.1908.
Mr. Herroltt had been a bricklayer,
cow punch-, college student, news
paper reporter, member of the State
Board of Control and secretary to Sena
tor Hiram W. Johnson. This last po
sition he resigned to enter the aviation
err ice.. ..-'..-. .:
Mr. Herrlott Well Knows.
His newspaper work covered service
on San : Francisco papers and for the
Missives, It Is Said, Will Be Expe
dited hy Censor so They Will Ar
rive From France in June.
Mothers' day," a
every soldier of the
day on which
American expeditionary forces, young
ana old, high and low. is expected -to
write homo to mother, hss been fixed
for May 12. The idea originated with
the Stars and Stripes, the official
newspaper of the American forces In
Europe, and . was approved by head
quarters, which Is doing everything
possible to help it along.
me censors have decided to work
overtime, until midnight, if necessary,
so that the letters will be speeded. to
the united States without delav.
The experience of the -Army post-
onice fias taught that tie mothers
come first In the soldiers' thousrhts. and
so has decided to make every possible
effort, that every mother In America
whose son Is- In France shall receive
tidings from her boy. Thus the date
especially set apart for the purpose.
Mothers may expect their letter early
in June.. Soldiers in the front-line
trenches will be given every opportu
nity to scribble a few lines, which
will be rushed along ?to their destina
tion. All other business will be put
aside except that of fighting the Ger
mans. The letters ; will be marked
Mother's Letter," and will be given
preference over all other mall matter.
GLEHEHT HIDES BODY
Home Yields Secret.
SISTER IDENTIFIES CORPSE
Mr. Hsrriott graduated from Portland
Academy In the class of 1904 and was
known as one of the star players on the
school, football team that year Among
his classmates were Arthur M. Mears
John Falling and -Kenneth Fen ton, who
was accidentally killed at hjs home on
the East Side' about a year ago. He
had a . large circle of friends in this
city. . . ,
LAWTON.' Okla.. May 2. Lieutenant
William Dean Thompson, of the 253d
Field 'Artillery, student - observer at
Post Field, w3 killed Instantly and
Lieutenant Foster Bailey, pilot, 4was
Injured seriously today when fhelB
plane fell 300 fet. ;. . .
The engine . stopped when the men
were doing a spiral and asthe pilot
(Concluded on Pace 2. Column 1.)
Theanes wss broken up by the French
mother German efforts,, north of
Chsngnon snd northwest ot Rhelms.
gained no greater success.
i hi French carried out a number
of raids, especially near LerooneheL
west ef Ceucy Le Chateau and north
of Poat-a-Moassoa and brought back
permission to go to the" front, agaUst
Austria. The request hss been g'qted
and organisation of thess t',oops .Is
With ths entrance of this force into
the field, three armies composed o
former subjects of the central empires
will be fla-htlng on the aide of the
allies. Cseeh troops ars already under
arms on the Italian front and there Is
HE CANT LINGER THERE; HE'S GOT TO GO OVER.
Brtttab Repelae Raid.
"Ob the remainder of the front ths a Polish army on the French front.
alght passed In quiet.
LONDON. Msy I. Field Marshal
Halg's report from British headquar
ters tonight says:
"A raid which the enemy attempted
this morning In the neighborhood of
H.buteme was repulsed.
The German artillery was active to
day In the Vlllers-Bretonaeux sector
on the Amiens front aad In the neigh
borhood of Merrls oa the Flanders
front. Otherwise there" Is nothing to
BRITIMH MEADOCARTERS IN
FRANCE. May 3. Early this morning
the Germans heavily bombarded with
gas sheila and high explosives the
a "lied positions west of Merris and tbs
area around VUlers-Bretonaeax. There
was no Infantry action. e
The aula, have been profiting by GARDENERS ARE NUMEROUS
mil 10 prepare io meet any fresh
MUTTONS WILL MOW PARKS
Superintendent Ordered to Take on
Herd or Sheep.
Sheep are to be used for lawn mow
are In Portland parks.'
Msyor Baker yestday Instructed
Park Superintendent Keyssr to arrange
to take on a herd of sheep to be pas
tured on the park lawns, or at least
en eome of them. The order of the
Hsyor was given aa a result of an ap
peal from the National Shsep and Wool
Bureau of America for this use of ehsep
as a means of Increasing the country's
During Wednesday the British car
ried oat a successful enterprise south
of the Ancre, advancing the front over
a width ef nearly half, a mile to a
depth of 4 yards.
The weather baa Improved and the
airmen are doing deadly work ever
PARIS. Wednesday. May 1. "The
end will show which weighed most In
the balance. Austrian cannon aa rein
forcemeats te the enemy or the bat
talions which crossed the Atlantic to
support the defenders of right." says
a special dispatch to the Temps, de
scribing a visit to the American troops
at the front.
Trees Work In Harsseey.
"The Franco-British llaieoa has ba
rtshtly described as .Intimate; the
rrenco-Amerlran la. If possible, still
more closer. It Is real fusion.
"Every - document of one of the
Freoeb dlrtelor., touching ths Amert-
esns Is Immediately translated and
. CMiei4 ee I'ase . Colusa i
In Two Days "00 File Applications
for Free) Water.
Portland dtlsens are la earnest In
ths war garden movement this year as
evidenced by the applications received
at the City WIter Bureau for the free
use of water for Irrigating during the
In the last two days CO sppllcatlons
have been received. Indicating that ths
amateur gardeners sxpect to tsks good
care of their gardens.
BOMBS, DROPPED ON HUNS
Filers Let Ton of Explosives Loose
at Thlonvllle. '
LONDON. May 1. The report on
aerial operations tonight says:
"One ton of bombs wss dropped to
day at Thlonvllle. Several bursts ware
observed on ths barracks, rsllwar sta
tion and sidings. A fire broke out In I t
GERMAN WOMEN TO SIGN
Feminine Alien Enemies to Be Heg
lstered Date of Action Not Set.
Feminine German alien enemies are
to be registered next. Mayor Baker
yesterday received a letter from United
States Attorney-General Gregory com
pllmentlng the Police Bureau of Port
land for the excellent . way the regis
tration of male German enemies was
handled and asking that the same or
ganization and system be used for
The date for the registration has
no been set as yet. Mayor Baker
notified the Government yesterday that
the Police Bureau will be' ready to
handle the work whenever the Govern
ment gets ready. '
SHAH BUYS LIBERTY7 BONDS
Persia's Ruler Invests In World's
" ".Best Securities.
Mystery of Disappearance of
; Irma Pallatinus Solved.
MURDER CLEARLY SHOWN
Examination Reveals Fact That
Woman Had Been Strangled to
I Death AVith Clothesline.
Wife Faints When Told.
WASHINGTON, May 2. The Shah
of Persia has applied for $100,000 of
The request, reached the State De
No legal obstacle, either in the shape
of International or domestic law, hav
iirgr been found, officials have decided
to accept with thanks the proposal o
Ahmed Minza. The offer is taken as an
indication of the. friendly disposition
of the Persian ruler as well as his con
vlction of the soundness of .an 'invest
ment to this extent In American Gov
DETROIT, May 2. Wrapped in can
vas, the body of Irma Pallatinus voa
found today under the cement floor In
the basement of the home here formerly
occupied by Helmuth Schmidt, whose
suicide in the Highland Park Jail Mr
days ago has resulted in an Investiga
tion to determine the fate of at least
three women who lived with Schmidt
as his wife. '
Mrs. Edward Rederer, a sister of
Irma Pallatinus, identified a strand of
hair as that of her sister's, and exam
ination revealed ' the fact that the
woman had been strangled to death
wlfh a clothes line.
Miss Pallatinus accompanied Schmidt
here from Lakewood, N. J., and. rela
tives state that the couple were mar
ried in New York, this being disput
ed, however, by . Schmidt's daughter
anl widow, Mrs. Tlets-Schmidt. The
woman disappeared suddenly two years
Mrs. Schmidt, who was brought, be
fore Prosecutor Gillespie late today
for further questioning in connection
with the death of Augusta Steinbach,
who, according to Schmidt, killed her. -self
. when he would nok marry her,
fainted when told of the tiding of the
body. ' "
A telegram was received by ths
prosecutor here today from Mrs. John
Switt, of New "SoVk, . claiming that
Schmidt under the;namo of Switt was
married- to her in 191-4.
NDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY S Maxhnum temperature, 79
degreee; minimum, 6o desreea.
TODAY'S Probably rain; cooler; moderate
oumwciui ilium. j
- , " War. f
Casualty lists will again give full addresses.
English aviators win Victoria cross. Page 3.
Battered Germans heeltate to renew battle.
Page 1. n
Lieutenant-Colonel. Richard H. ! Griffith
killed by Uerman shell in France. Page :
Peasant deputies " overthrow Ukraine gov
ernment. Page 3. -
May 22 designated as Mbthertr day. Page 1.
Irish home-rule bill held up indefinitely.
Page 2, .
: I National.
Senators Urge Investigation of aviation situ
ation with view to criminal prosecutions.
Associated Press suit against Hearst service
argued before Supreme Court. Page 5.
Soldiers often responsible for belated allot--ments
to dependents. . Page C
Liberty loan subscription now close to three
billion mark. Page 4.
8lx aviators killed by falls. Page 1.
Ancient writ of "coram nobis' Invoked to
save life of Thomas J. Alooney. Page 4.
Secretary of War recommends unlimited
Army. Page 1.
Alleged pro-Hun hanged by California mob
and then spirited away. Page 2.
Body of second victim of flelmuth Schmidt
found under cement floor. Page 1.
Captive balloon bursts;; two die. Page 1. -.
Walkout favored by San Francisco telegraph
operators, according - to union member.
Page 6. ,
' , - . Sport. '
Jefferson High beats Benson Tech, 8-3, In
loosely played contest. Page 18.
Giants make clean sweep of series. Page 18.,,
Buokaroos defeat Beavers for first time
8 to 3. Pago 18.
Dempsey and Miske to box ten rounds In
St. Paul tonight, page IB. t
Pacific Northwest. , '
Henry Hewitt, Jr., "Father of Everett," dies J
. at Tacoma. wasn., agea n. rags o.
Oregon pioneers'- celebrate Champoeg day.
Page ... i
Commercial 'sad Marine.
Question of purchase of arydock- to be die-
CHILDREN WRECK TRAIN
North Coast Limited Derailed 'lt
r See' What Would Happen." 1
FARGO, N. D., May 2. Two children,
whose names are not made public, to J
day told "officials of the Northern Pa
cific Railroad they had stolen locks t
from switches and planned the wreck
of the North Coast Limited, carrying
300 passengers, near Casselton, - Tues
day, just to "See what -ould happen." .
The North Coast Limited, a Northern
Pacific transcontinental train, which
left Chicago Monday night, was de
railed Tuesday evening. Four c .rs and
the locomotive jumped tho track. Np
one was seriously injured.
The children were sentenced today in
Juvenile Court to the state reform
school on the request of their parents.
GEMS PUT UP FOR LIBERTY
Wilbur Woman Sells Diamond Ring
to Buy Bond. , -
I the Carkshutte works.!
cussed by Port Commission today. . Page
Wooden steamer Creaap, 4400 tons, launched
at plant of Peninsula Shipbuilding Com
pany. . Page 14.
Portland logical point for concentration of
Government wool. Page 19.
Oversold com market at Chicago rallies
sharply. Page lu.
Advance In Wall-street stocks Is continued.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland dealers act to speed up imports,
Page 8. .-
Deposed railroad employes quickly provided
with positions, rage .
Plan of ex-Governor West to leave field to.
Senator McNary opposed by Democrats.
United States Senator McNary not in sympa
thy with Oswald West's proposal that
Senatorial candidates withdraw. Page T.
Ratification- of prohibition amendmeut in
Oregon practically assured. Page 6.
TKast is eager to 'learn of Oregon. Page 8.
"Weather- report, data and forecast. Page 4.
SPOKANE, Wash., May 2. '(Special.)
"Gee, if I could pull the top off that
old Kaiser, I sure would be one happy
woman," writes May Wesenberg, of
Wilbur, in offering her diamond ring
today to be sold that she may purchase '
'"I have a $100 diamond ring set with
three cut diamonds," she said.-' "I want
to sell the ring to buy a liberty bond.
want to help win the war in soma
way, as every little helps. I bought the
ring 15 years ago, but I must have a
liberty bond some way."
GERMAN U-BOAT IS SUNK-
British Freight Steamer Makes Short
Work of Submarine. ';
i ' I
AN ATLANTIC PORT, May 2. A
British freight steamer, fresh from the
yards of her builders, celebrated her
maiden" trans-Atlantic voyage by run
ning down and sinking a German U
boat off the Irish coast.
The" submersible came to the 6urfa.ee
suddenly si short distance off the ship's
bow and was caught by the British
helmsman's quick work almost before
the U-boat commander could purzleout
through the steamer's - remarkable
camouflage whether she was going or
coming. ' '
YAKIMA GIRLS SHINE SHOES
Young" Women Take Charge of Pub
lic Bootblack Stand. '
YAKIMA, Wash., May 2. -(Speeiai.)
Yakima has its first girl bootblack.
Two young woiilen have taken charge
of the public "shine" stand in the Taki
ma Trust Company building and are
"The work is not hard," said one of
them, ' and. although we do not relish
being called bootblacks, we are glad to
be able to release men who can go into
the service." . ;