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VOL. LVIII NO. 17,951.
PORTLAND, OKEGON, THURSDAY, JUNE G, 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SHORTAGE IN STEEL
MS IT H01 ENOUGH?"
AGAIN IS CURRENT
IN DRAFT REVOLT
13 SHIPS TOTAL
PREY OF U-BDATS
Norwegian Vessel Sunk
Off Virginia Gapes,
NON-WAR INDUSTRIES 1'IGHT
RETURNING SUMMER BRINGS
TWO HCNDRKD CREEKS SAID TO
BE OX WARPATH.
OUT OLD QUERY.
Poilus Repel All Attacks
and Gain Ground.
HUN PRISONERS CPTURED
Violent Attempt to Eliminate
Bulge in Troesnes-Moulin-Soiis-Touvent
FOE PRESSURE WESTWARD
French Improve Positions and
North and South of Aisne
Teutons Stopped Dead.
PARIS, June 5. All the efforts of
the Germans to advance in the French
sectors have been repelled, according
to the war office announcement to
night. Ground has been regained by
the French and prisoners taken.
By the Associated Press.)
The allied stone wall of resistance
is still being opposed to the Germans
on the battlefront from Soissons to
Chateau Thierry. Nowhere is the
enemy making progress.
The fury of the invaders, however,
has not yet been checked, for all along
the front they are launching assault
after assault on various sectors in the
hope that the allied ranks may give
further ground, which would enable
the enemy to straighten out the curve
in the line from Moulin-Sous-Touvent,
northwest of Soissons, to Troesnes,
which lies southeast of Villers-Cot-terets.
French Improve Positions.
Great masses of artillery and large
numbers of troops are being used by
the GermanB in almost continuous
battles, but notwithstanding this at
several points the defenders have
taken the offensive and improved
Standing out in sharp contrast
against previous communications is
sued by the German war office, claim
ing gains by feats of arms or the fall
ing back of the allies, is the announce
ment made in Berlin Wednesday night.
"On the battle front the situation is
unchanged," says the announcement.
"The Germans are still suffering
heavy casualties in their unsuccessful
Rheims Front Active.
Along the Maine front there has
been no further fighting of great mo
ment, although in the vicinity of
Rheims the German artillery has be
gun a violent bombardment, which
probably indicates another infantry
attack in this region.
The Germans seemingly are fearful
of the band of warriors in the Lune
ville sector, for they again have in
creased the rain of shells of all kinds,
including gas, upon and behind the
There still haB been no resumption
of the battle on the front in Flanders
and Picardy, where the British are
facing the Germans. The enemy,
however, is carrying out violent bom
. bardments on various sectors.
Unofficial reports credit the Rus
sians with a victory over the Turks
and Germans in the Kars district of
Trans-Caucasia. The enemy is re
ported to be in retreat and massa
cring the populations.
WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN
FRANCE, June 5. (By the Associat
ed Press.) The enemy's entire pres
sure appears now to have been turned
upon the western flank, where he is
making the greatest of- efforts to
straighten out the bulge into his
lines occasioned by the determined
resistance of the allies.
The point of his most pronounced
advance on the southern end of this
bulge is Troesnes, northeast of La
Ferte Milon, while the northern point
of the bulge is at Moulin-Sous-Tou
vent, northwest of Soissons.
Between these two points the Ger
mans have brought forward much of
their artillary and local operations, in
which infantry and machine gunners
engaged, are almost incessant.
Allies Improve Positions.
North of the Aisne, as well as to
the southward, every attempt of the
Germans in the last few days to make
further progress has been frustrated
as soon as it was begun. The allies
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Powerful Forces Move to Prevent
Diversion of Steel. to Keep U. S.
and Allied Armies Supplied.
WASHINGTON, June 5. Data indi
cating that a steel shortage exists and
that the Government's and allies' re
quirements will necessitate the virtual
cutting: off of non-war industries from
their steel supply, will be given the
war industries board tomorrow by J.
Leonard Replogle, director of steel
supply of the board.
Mr. Replogle will report the .result
of a series of conferences he held last
week with the Joint committee of the
American Iron and Steel Institute and
the war industries board appointed to
obtain facts as to Government and al
It was said tonight that one of the
chief factors in the situation is the
vast extension of the American military
programme. In addition, the allies are
asking for increased quantities of steel
plates and ordnance material. The
steel mills have now on their books
unfilled orders for steel approximating
17,000,000 tons which is a little more
than half of the entire output for last
Opposition to further curtailment of
non-essential industries has reached
such proportions that doubt is ex
pressed in many quarters that any Im
mediate curtailment will follow this
BODY WILL LIE IN STATE
Honor Paid at Indiana State Capital
to Charles W. Fairbanks.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 6. Ar
rangements were being made today for
the body of Charles W. Fairbanks, who I
ied at his home here last night, to lie
n state in the Indiana State Capitol
ntil 1 o'clock Friday. The funeral will I
be held in Fairbanks' home at 3 o'clock I it under a question of personal privl
Friday afternoon.' lege. Mr. Spence talked at length and
Hundreds of messages of condolence I
were being received at the "Fairbanks
WASHINGTON, June 5. President
Wilson today sent a message of sympa
thy to the family of former Vice-Presi
dent Charles W. Fairbanks. Praise for
Mr. Fairbanks was given also in the
House by Representatives Wood, Re
publican, and Dixon. Democrat.
HAWAII "BONE .DRY" SOON
Prohibition Law to Go Into Effect
In Islands Within 60 Days.
HONOLULU, T. H.. May 28. (Spe
cial.) The Territory of Hawaii will be
come kone dry" within 60 days, the
President having signed the Sheppard
bill which passed both houses on May
and preparations are being made
by many tipplers to provide against
the drought if the figures of liquor
importations tell the truth.
Since the bill passed the issuance of
liquor permits has required a doubling
r the number of clerks in the offices
of the liquor commission. Provision is
made in the bill to exempt sacramental,
clentlfic and medicinal liquors from
the effect of the act.
IRE THREATENS BRIDGES
Origin Apparently Lighted Cigarette
Which Falls In Crack.
Fire, starting apparently from a
lighted cigarette which fell Into a
crack, threatened the draw span of the
Broadway bridge last night at 8 o'clock
and called out a battery of downtown
fire apparatus. Including the flreboat
George H. Williams.
The flames were checked before se
rious damage was done, and traffic was
not interrupted, although the several
pieces of apparatus played spectacular
streams of water on the big structure.
The alarm was turned In by the ten
der, and besides the fireboat, Engines
Nos. 21 and 22, Truck No. 3 and Chem
ical Wagon Xo. 1 responded.
STARGAZER FINDS NUGGET
Astronomer Picks Up Bit of Gold
BAKER, Or., June 5. (Special.)
While on a trip to the mountains with
other astronomers, W. M. Conrad, of the
Naval Observatory party here for the
eclipse, as they were crossing the old
Nelson placers, north of the city, picked
up a gold nugget which was later found
to be worth 33.20.
The party spent some time In further
search but found nothing more. The
accidental find inspired them for a
time with the enthusiasm of the faith
ful old-time prospectors, a few of
whom are still hunting for rich pock
ets, supposed to exist in the foothills
HORSE MEAT IS CHEAPER
Mayor of Great Falls Announces
Sale for Red Cross Benefit.
GREAT FALLS, Mont.. June 5.
Major A. J. Fousek today announced
that at the city market In the City
Market building Saturday next the
city would offer for sale horse meat at
from 7 to 12 cents per pound. The
horse was 7 years old, weighed 1300
pounds and was given the Mayor by a
citizen of Great Falls.
All the receipts above actual ex
penses will be given the local chapter
of the Red Cross. The idea of the
Mayor is to give the people a chance
to get cheap meat and at the same time
aid the Red Cross.
Alliance With League
Defeated 76 to 3.
ASTORIA ACTION RESCINDED
Master Spence Makes Plea
WILSON'S SPEECHES READ
Annual Election Held Behind Closejl
Doors und. Results Withheld.
Fight for Master Prom
ises to Be Bitter.
SALEM, Or., June 6. (Special.) By
an almost unanimous vote the Oregon
State Grange today rescinded Its in
dcrsement of the Non-Partlsan League
ade at Its session In Astoria last
SumiTrer, and declared that It "goes on
record as not favoring any combination
with any, i,oUtlci party r ies-ue
resolution adopted today was
practically word for word with the
resolution adopted somo time ago by
the Multnomah Orange and by a num
ber of other Granges.
Vote Almost I naniraoua.
The resolution against Joining hands
with the league was passed by a vote
of 76 to 3, despite the fact that Master
Spence made an Impassioned appeal for
advocated strongly the league, as well
as defending the officials of the league
who were arrested and ii. dieted.
He asserted that the fact of their
arrest and indictment did not indicate
their guilt, but he. said, rather, the
officials were the victim of prejudice.
Mr. Spence also read at length from a
book of President Wilson's speeches
uttered prior to the starting of the
He refused to state the author of the
book from which he was reading until
he bad completed several pages. Shouts
continually Interrupted him asking the
author of the book, but he continued
reading, refusing to -enlighten the dele
Master Alleges Persecution.
Mr. Spence also alleged to the Grang
ers that he was being persecuted, but
despite his appeal the resolution was
carried with a rush.
The resolution divorcing the Grange
from the Non-Partlsan League follows
"Whereas, The Grange is a non-secta
rian and non-partisan order and the
State Grange at its last session at As
toria indorsed the Non-Partlsan League,
which is a political- organization; and
"Whereas, The whole people of Ore
gon under our laws are privileged
largely through Grange effort to enact
laws or sets of laws whereby their will
is made manifest by the use of the
ballot, and therefore the State Grange
of Oregon is fully able to act in repre
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With 9 1-Iegree Temperature, shirt-
Sleeves and Straw Hats Are
Again in Evidence.
Sweet Summer came again, beyond
mistake, when yesterday's temperature
mounted to 91 degrees In mid afternoon,
causing a vogue of shirtsleeves and,
straw hats, with the drinking foun
tains bubbling to capacity crowds.
High, thin clouds served but little
to screen the rays of the sun, and for
the first 'time this season Portland pe
destrians felt the asphalt soften and
give beneath their feet. Furbished up
for another Summer, the old. moth-eat
en query, fs It hot enough for you?
was In current circulation.
The hourly temperatures, as taken
by the Weather Bureau, from morning
till the close of afternoon, were as
Decrees. I Degrees.
7 A. M 8112 P. M -1
8 A. M 6T3 P. M
A. M S3 14 I". M. t(
10 A. M 70!S P. M HI
11 A. M 72 C P. M
Noon T"i7 P. M t8
1 P. M 811
Today's forecawt for Portland and
Oregon, with the exception of the east
ern part of the state. Is for cooler
weather, with probable showers. East
ern Oregon weather is set for fair.
SHRINERS ELECT JAC0BY
Former Partner of Fairbanks Be
comes Imperial Potentate.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., June 6.
Ellas Jacoby, for 17 years law bartner
of former Vice-President Charles W.
Fairbanks, was today elected Imperial
potentate of the, Imperial Council. An
cient Arabic Order of The Mystic
Other officers elected Include Deputy
Imperial Potentate William Freeland
Kendrlck. Philadelphia; Imperial Chief
Rabban Elian Garretson, Tacoma. and
High Priest and Prophet James S. Mc-
TELEGRAPHERS TO STRIKE
President Konenkamp Sets Date for
CHICAGO, June 5. Sylvester J.
Konenkamp, president of the Commer
cial Telegraphers' Union of America,
announced on his arrival In Chicago
from Washington that a date had been
set for a Nation-wide strike of teleg
raphers to enforce their demands for
recognition of the union.
He refused to give out the date, but
said that it would not be this week
and that Instructions would be sent to
the workers tomorrow.
Arctic Explorer Expected to Reach
Victoria, B. C, In Few Weeks.
OTTAWA, Ont., June 5. Viljalmur
Stefansson, Canadian Arctic explorer,
who Is now at Fort Yukon, Alaska, Is
expected to arrive at Victoria. B. C.
In a few weeks, according to word re
ceived from the north by the Federal
Naval Department here.
Stefansson has been In the north
' since 1913.
Approximately 1 600
Enroll in County.
OTHER COUNTIES FALL SHORT
Recent1 Enlistments Account
NO. 3 BOARD LEADS CITY
Good Appearance and Evident In
telligence of Registrants Pleases
Officials Shipyards Are
Multnomah County fell short of
registering the estimated number of
men of the. 21-year-old class by ap
proximately S3 per cent. A total of
1505 was reported last night with a
few names yet to come In. The esti
mated registration was 2097.
Keports from two county boards
out In the state showed results even
less favorable than this.
Sherman County, according to a mes
sage sent Captain J. t;. tjuinson, neaa
of the selective service system In Ore
gon, registered but 4.6 as many men
as were enrolled in the registration oi
June 5, 1917.
Union County sent word that enroll
ment there was but 6.6 of the esti
mated total, or more than 33 per cent
under the goal.
Heavy Knllstsnent Responsible.
"It Is evident," said Captain Culll-
son, that so far as this state Is con
cerned the War Department's estimate
that we should enroll 10 to lOVi per
cent as many aa were listed last year
Is away off the mark. It is not a dis
credit to us, but merely shows that a
much larger per cent of our young
men have gone Into the Navy and other
units open to them.
A shortage In the new class of se
lective had been expected in Oregon,
but the extent of the drop below offi
cial base estimates is a real surprise.
Registration of 10 per cent as many
men as were enrolled June B of last
year would have given Multnomah
County 2100 accessions to the selective
service ' lists.' As nearly as could be
estimated last night between 1600 and
1650 youths who have turned 21 in the
past 12 months were enrolled in the
Names to Come by Mall.
This number will be Increased appre
ciably from two sources. The names
of all young men of this age class who
have already gone to war must be
added. Then, again, there will be add
ed the registrations of those away from
home but still claiming residence here,
and of those who, sick or for other
reason, were unable to visit a place of
registration. These will all be reported
to the respective boards through the
Draft officials where lowest records
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Oklahoma Uprising Instigated by
Squaw, Who Is Believed Incited
by Pro-German Suspects.
HUXRYETTA, Okla.. June 3. Two
hundred Creek Indians are reported to
have launched a movement to resist the
draft on the Old Hickory stamping
grounds, near here where the Craxy
Snake uprising occurred ten years ago,
and to have killed three white farmers.
The report of the triple killing could
not be confirmed tonight but it Is
known that as many as 200 Indians are
encamped In the hill districts armed
Henryetta officers and SO members of
the Henryetta home guard hastened to
the scene tonight. Following their ar
rival, many shots were heard. Accord
ing to the authorities trouble Is ex
pected tomorrow morning when an at
tempt will be made to arrest leaders
of the band.
The trouble Is said to have been In
stigated by a Creek Indian woman liv
ing at Council Hill. She returned from
a trip to Washington ten days ago and
since that time has been lecturing to
the Indians, the authorities say. She
Is reported to have told them that their
young men cannot be forced Into army
service, that the United States Govern
ment Is robbing them and that they
are to be sent across the waters to be
It Is said that while In Washington
the woman conferred with persons sus
pected of pro-German leanings.
Registration officers here say that
44 members of the Snake Band of In
dians, within draft age, failed to regis
ter. ACCIDENT PR0BE ASKED
New York Representative Would
Know Cause of Aviation Deaths.
WASHINGTON. June S. A resolution
calling for Congressional Investigation
of accidents at aviation camps was In
troduced today by Representative Hus-
ted, of New York.
Accidents In the last five weeks,
the resolution says, show that some
have been due to defective construction
or negligent Inspection.
Call Soldiers' Ailment
CHICAGO, June 6. Traumatic neu
rosls is "shell shock." it was explained
at the meeting today of the American
Medtco-Phychologlcal Association, and
it Is as apt to strike the grandmother
as the soldier in the trenches.
It was said that the disease had been
known for years and was caused by
accident or shock.
PROFITEERS GIVE $20,000
New York Confectioners Pay Money
to Red Cross to Stop Prosecution
WASHINGTON. June 5. Jaburg
Brothers, a confectionery supply firm
of New York City, has donated 320,000
to the American Red Cross at the sug
gestion of the Food Administration in
lieu of further action on charges of
selling sugar at excessive prices.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 01
decrees; minimum. to degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and cooler, probably show
ers: wind becoming soucneriy.
Thirteenth ship sunk by U-boats off Amer
lean coast. Pace 1.
arrivals of Carolina survivors reduce list
of mlsslnc fas -.
Schooner Menzel sunk by U-boat and crew
saved, rxi 3.
Radlolelna reports hot fight and escape
from U-boat, rate J.
Americans raid Hun trenchea. Page 2.
French stop Huns and gain ground. Page 1
T. M. C. A. workers do heroic service during
battle of Alan, rage o.
Religion means much to soldiers In France,
aars Carl J. uoner. fag J.
Million American youths register: Crowdsr
orders soo.uou to moDiiixe.- x-age .
nnt-.mmant facea atel ehortaa-e. Pin 1.
Prominent railroad officials resign to better
aerve Government, r age a.
Anti-draft rlota In Oklahoma reported.
President makea second appeal for pardon
of Mooney. rags .
Secretary Lansing delivers militant speech
mt Columbia commencement. i-age o.
Double-header at Vaughn Park Sunday.
Coast Inter-collsglat conference tomorrow.
2ew course at Portland Golf Club to be
opened June o. nil 14.
Jallbreak frustrated at Baker. Page s.
Oregon granges refuse to Indorse Non-Far-
tuans. rage x.
Commercial and Marine. .
Cereal crops In Oregon are making alow
growth. fags 11.
Selling for profits causes reaction In Wall-
street atoca miruL i-age ii.
Government making survey of river routes
In Columbia ana uiamstte. face 13.
Portland and Vlclnltr.
Oregon expected to raise S17.SOO.000 In W.
3. S. drive June -a. x-age IB.
Two more famous singers arrive for music
festival opening tonigni. fage 11.
Saturday's eclipse visible In Portland.
Portland has real Summer temperature
91 degreea. Page 1.
Official returns show light vote In primaries.
Many Adventlsts attend Creston meetings.
Million and half men so far called for se
lectiva service. Page 10.
Homes available here for many, says presl
djent 01 Kotsry Jluo. fag 7.
Draft registration below estimate. Page
Portland Maxamaa hear Tacoma s claim .to
name for mountain. Page 18.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 13.
CREW OF EIDSVOLD SAVED
Intimation Given That Several
Unreported Craft May
Have Been Destroyed.
GERMANS SAVE TORPEDOES
Attack Expected Sooner or
Later on Transport
AN ATLANTIC PORT, June 5.
An American armed freight steam
ship which arrived here today from
an Italian port fired a number of shots
Monday afternoon at what was be
lieved to be a German submarine in
a location described as about 100 miles
off Barncgat ight, the offiera of the
During the three weeks' voyage the
steamer encountered four submarines,
one of which was sunk by a convoy.
NEW YORK, June 5. Two mora
vessels, a Norwegian steamship and
one schooner, were added to the list
of ships known to have been sunk by
the German submarines which are
raiding in American waters. The total
now stands at 13 five steamers and
The fact which stood out most
prominently in the day's developments
is that the U-boats are still operating
near the coast and have not returned
to their bases, assuming that the two
which already have been identified are
the only ones on this side of the At
lantic. U-Boats Move Southward.
This was demonstrated . when the
Norwegian steamer Eidsvold was sunk
off the Virginia capes late yesterday.
The location of the attack shows also
that the submarines are moving
steadily southward, if they are the
same ones which attacked shipping
almost at the gateway to New York
The Navy Department reported yes
terday an encounter between a de
stroyer and a submarine off the coast
No Torpedoes Used.
None of the vessels reported sunk
thus far was sent to the bottom by
a torpedo. It is considered certain
that the undersea craft carry torpe
does and that they are conserving
them in the hope that they may get an
opportunity sooner or later to attack
a transport loaded with American
The unarmed merchant ships which
have been attacked thus far have
been sent to the bottom by the use of
bombs and shellfire.
New Disasters May Develop.
Possibility that vessels still unre
ported may have been sunk was seen
in a statement of the master of the
schooner Samuel C Menzel, who ar
rived here today with his rescued
He declared he was told by the
commander of the submarine which
destroyed his ship that the U-boat
had sunk three steamers, one a pas
senger liner, and three schooners, last
Saturday. No vessels have been re
ported sunk that day.
Loss of Life Sixteen.
So far as .known the only loss of
life was aboard the New York and
Porto Rico Liner Carolina and that
was definitely established tonight at
only sixteen by revised figures com
piled by the company showing that
there were aboard the vessel only 218
passengers and 111 in the crew,
making a total of S29 instead of "50,
as originally reported.
All those who perished evidently
were lost from the lifeboat which ar
rived yesterday at Lewes, Del. Ten
of them were passengers and six were
members of the crew.
Police Commissioner Enright to
day announced that the order impos
ing lightless nights int New York as
a precaution agains raids would
remain in effect until the military
authorities informed him there was
no further need of precaution.
Commissioner Enright further said
that observations made from Sandy
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