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VOL. LVIII. NO. 17,933.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 7,' 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MARNE TO RESCUE
IRISH IBS RIOT It!
TOWNS AND FARMS
IN IOWA INUNDATED
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BY U-BOAT RAIDER
..."--J NATION'S SERVICE
nlAblbK Uh UKANUt
FREXCH SOLDIER SATED WHEN
MILLIONS OP DOLLARS' WORTH
OF CROPS ARE RUINED.
NEARLY ALL MEDICAL feCnOOL
Two-Mile Gain Is Made on
2 1-2 Mile Front.
L1ANY PRISONERS ARE TAKEN
Great Victory Won in Battle
at Chateau Thierry and At
tacks Still Continue.
YANKS FIGHT LIKE TIGERS
Germans Rush 3 Divisions to
Try and Stop U. S. Boys,
Who Cannot Be Checked.
PARIS, June 6. An attack by
American and French troops between
the Ourcq and the Marne resulted in
an advance of two-thirds of a mile in
the neighborhood of Veuilly-Ia-Poferie,
according to the War Office announce
' ment tonight. Germans to the num
ber of 270 were captured.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
PICARDY, June 6. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) American marines at
tacked the Germans at dawn tliis
morning and gained 3 kilometers
(2.17 miles) over a four-kilometer
(2.48 miles) front and captured 100
prisoners in the Chateau .Thierry
sector." The French, attacking at the
tame time on the left, took 160 pris
ners. The Americans now hold all the im
portant high ground northwest of
The marines again attacked at 5
o'clock this afternoon, and the battle
is still raging.
Yankees Win Objectives.
The fight started at 3:45 c'clock this
morning and the Americans had at
tained all their objectives by 7:45
The Americans have been pressing
the Germans so hard that the enemy
has been forced to throw three new
divisions of his best troops in the line
during the last three days.
The Americans are like tigers.
Their commanders have all they can
do to hold the men back. Even the
wounded are enthusiastic and eager to
Tight. They are proud of their
wounds. A General who visited a field
dressing station said he was elated by
Hill Quickly Captured.
Soon after the attack of this morn
!ng the Americans carried hill 142,
about two-thirds of a mile south of
Torcy, the highest point in this vicin
;.ty, and swept on and stopped at the
foot of a wheat field on the other side,
from where they raked the Germans
with machine guns. One entire enemy
machine gun company was almost an
: - The Germans had donned French
uniforms, but the Americans, fore
warned, poured volleys of fire into
them. One German soldier had 32
wounds. Among those captured were
The Americans sang and whistled
"Yankee Doodle" and cheered as they
went over the top. They made their
way swiftly through the German dead
that lay strewn in No Man's Land.
Ten Machine Guns Taken.
In addition to prisoners the Ameri
cans captured 10 machine guns. Ger
man prisoners said they had not been
fed for four days owing to the deadly
fire from the French and American
aruns, which prevented the bringing up
of supplies. These Germans were
A ithout helmets. They were tired of
v.he war. They had been told that the
British opposed them, as their com-
manders were afraid to let them know
hat it was the Americans.
The Germans were cleared out of
Veuilly wood also by the Americans,
whose guns were thundering against
the enemy this evening. The fiercest
fighting was in progress at last re
ports near Torcy, which lies about
two and a half miles east of Veuilly.
Yankees Kill 34 Huns.
The French attack this morning was
to straighten out the American line,
nd it was a brilliant performance. In
;his they were assisted by the Ameri
can forces. American infantry cleaned
out one group of 35 Uhlans, who were
"Don't let one escape," shouted a
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Two C. S. Lieutenants Decorated for
Heroic Work In Stemming Tide
of Onrushlng Bodies.
(By the Associated Press.)
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE, June 6. Two American Lieu
tenants, both from Pittsburgh played
conspicuous parts in stemming the
German advance along: the Marne.
Lieutenant Walter R. Flannery was the
first American decorated with the
French war cross for participation In
the present great battle. Lieutenant
John T. Bissel, a West Point graduate,
commanding: two machine gun units,
was the first American to cross north
of the Marne during the fighting.
Lieutenant Flannery volunteered to
swim the Marne Monday night to res
cue a. wounded Frenchman who had
been cut off and made prisoner by the
Germans, but had escaped. The French
man crept to the north bank of the
river In' the afternoon and signalled to
the Americans. He was told to hide
in a certain spot until nightfall.
Tying a rope around himself. Lieu
tenant Flannery swam to the rescue
while enemy bullets flew all around
him and brought the wounded French
man back. This afternoon French and
American soldiers lined up to see the
Lieutenant decorated with the war
cross, while the cannons boomed and
enemy aircraft flew overhead.
Lieutenant Bissel has been cited for
the French war cross. At the height
of the fight' s the Germans had cap
tured Hill 204 and were sweeping the
river front with their fire. Bissel and
his men were In an isolated position
and their retreat to the southern bank
of the river had been cut off by allied
guns, which were sweeping , a nearby
bridge. After he had held up the Ger
man advancs lor 24 nours ensei
nalled his comrades to cease firing.
He and his men then recrossed the
bridge and saved themselves and 300
Frenchmen, who also had been cut off.
The bridge was then blown up.
LOGGERS ARE POISONED
Sensation Experienced toy Workers
at Camp at Onalaska.
MORTON. Wash.. June 6. (Special.)
News correspondence reaching the
Morton Mirror this week contains an
account of the poisoning of 14 loggers
at the camp at Onalaska, midway be
tween here and Chehalis. Poisoned meat
w. rlvtn as the cause. While none
of the men died, their condition is said
to have been very critical for a time.
Th mm were, nut on a flatcar and
taken to Onalaska. While being hur-
riedly taken to town t -.e swaying ana
bumping of the logging car added the
one thing necessary to make them
vomit, which, according to the attend
ing physician, is all that saved their
CITY TO PR0TEQT BRIDGES
Ordinance Aimed at Throwing of
Clear Stubs Now Belng Drafted.
To prevent future bridge fires an or
dinance Is being drafted by City At
torney LaRoche at the request of Act
ing Mayor Bigelow, which if adopted
by the City Council will make it un
lawful to cast burning cigar or cigar
ette ttumps and butts on any of the
The co-operation of county officials
in the enforcement of the statute,
should It become a law, has also been
pledged. Small fires on all the bridges
have been frequent and the origin has
in every case been traced to burning
cigars-or cigarettes, carelessly thrown
on the bridges.
PRINCE IS IN SWITZERLAND
German ex-Ambassador at London
Has Imperial Passport.
ZURICH, Switzerland, June 6. Prince
Lichnowsky, German Ambassador at
London when the war opened, publica
tion of whose memorandum tending to
show Austro-German responsibility for
the conflict has caused him to' be
threatened with prosecution, has ar
rived In Switzerland.
As the Prince has a passport, it is
assumed that his presence In Swiss ter
ritory Is with the consen : of the Ger
RIVET DRIVER IS WONDER
John Omir, of Belfast, Ireland, Sets
New Record in United Kingdom.
BELFAST, June 6. To drive In 12.
209 seven-eighths-inch rivets In nine
hours - into a standard ship was the
feat accomplished at the yards of
Workman & Clark here yesterday by
John Omir, who last week beat the
hour record for the United Kingdom.
In his work Omir drove in more than
1000 rivets every hour, and on two oc
casions passed the 1409 mark. In his
best minute he drove 26 rivets.
CHICAGO'S CHIEF IS DYING
Herman F. Schucttler, Long III, for
30 Years in Service, Unconscious.
CHICAGO, June 6. Herman F.
Schuettler. chief of the Chicago police
department and one of the best-known
police officials in the country, lost con
sciousness today after many months of
Physicians do not expect him to re
cover. He has been connected with the
police department for more than 30
Jeering Crowd Faces
Troops and Guns.
PRIEST AYERTS BLOODSHED
Streets Cleared on Condition
Soldiers Withdraw. :
POLICE CHARGE ON CROWD
Batons Used to Disperse Second Un
ruly Gatherings Trouble Started '
by Attempt of Sinn Fein
to Give Concert.
BT CHARLES WHEELER.
Special Cable to the Chicago Tribune
and The Oregonian. Published "
DUBLIN, June 6. (Special.) The
closing of Whltworth Hall, where a
Sinn Fein concert was to have been
given, on information made by P. J.
Carbcrry, District Police Inspector, led
to exciting scenes In Brogheda.
Police and military took up positions
In Laurence street, where great crowds
were awaiting the opening of the doors
and the announcement of the closing of
the doors, led to an angry demonstra
tion against soldiers and police.
Crowd Ordered to Disperse.
P. McCann intimated that the con
cert would be proceeded with In the
open in the MalL
While J. Stanley, of Dublin, was ad
dressing the big gathering there and
commenting on the capture of the hall,
Carberry, accompanied by the police
and military, came up and ordered Mr.
Stanley down and said the proceedings
must stop and the gathering disperse.
Ho refused to show any authority
and said that the concert would not
bo permitted anywhere, intimating
that he would use batons to disperse
Threat Made to I'ae Batons.
As Mr. Stanley repeated the district
inspector's words, Carberry added that
he would use batons on the- promoters.
J. Murphy then 'asked tho people to
A youthful element, attracted by
their marchings and counter-marchings,
jeered the military.
Two girls In the company of a sol
dier shouted for the khaki, and they
had to be sheltered In West Gate Bar
racks, whitheu they were accompanied
by a police escort on account of the
attitude of the crowd.
Troops Appear With Machine Gh.
Following this incident another de
tachment of soldiers was sent for and,
on their arrivel at South Quay with a
machine gun, the people on the north
side of the river sang the soldiers' song.
Father Flynn undertook to clear the
streets, provided the military were
withdrawn. Carberry fell In with his
wishes and the dangerous situation was
quickly averted. The volunteers were
called out and dispersed the crowd at
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Refugees Cared For In Neighboring
Cities 1 1 Trains, Delayed Since
Tuesday, Finally Move.
TAMA, la., June C. Ereven Chicago
& Northwestern trains, containing mora
than 1000 persons, who have been
stranded here since Tuesdar morning,
started east at noon today.
Thousands of acres of land are in
undated here and In some streets the
water is six feet deep. The paper
mills, the main industrial plant of the
town, are closed. No mall has arrived
here since Tuesday.
BELLEPLAIN, la.. June 6. Two
hundred and fifty refugees from Chel
sea, la., a town of nearly 600 Inhabi
tants 2 miles west of here on the Chi
cago & Northwestern railway, arrived
here today and are being cared for In
Belleplaln homes. Chelsea is entirely
under water from the Iowa River and
Otter Creek. The water is still rising.
Many persons were rescued from
their homes in boats. Eight feet of
water now stands at some places which
have never been inundated.
Although millions of dollars' worth
of crops have been ruined by the high
water and hundreds of head of cattle
drowned, the farmers already are be
ginning to talk of planting their
ground in buckwheat as soon as the
water recedes so that this year's crop
will not be a total failure.
ALIEN PROPERTY SOUGHT
Palmer Asks Citizens Generally to
Assist In Work.
WASHINGTON. June S. Citizens
generally were called on today by Alien
Property Custodian Palmer to aid In
the work of locating, enemy-owned
In & statement explaining President
Wilson's recent proclamation extending
the scope of the custodian's powers,
Mr. Palmer said the public could as
sist materially by noting carefully the
classes of people now classed as ene
mies and reporting property owned by
them ' in the United States, together
with the names of executors, admlnis
trators or custodians.
HUGE SHELLS TO BE MADE
New Plant Will Cost $, 500, 000 and
Produce 10,000 Shells Dally.
CHICAGO. June 6. Plans for the-im
mediate construction of a $6,500,000
plant for the production of heavy
shells for the ordnance department of
the United States Army were an
nounced today by the Association of
The plant will employ 6000 men and
will have an output of 10,000 shells a
OREGON MIDSHIPMAN WEDS
Laurence Schetky, Hood River, Joins
Naval Academy Benedicts.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Juno 6. Almost
immediately after receiving their di
plomas from Secretary of the Navy
Daniels at the Naval Academy, seven
of the Ensigns were married here to
day. Among the number was Laurence
Schetky, Hood River, Or., to Miss Ethel
Jane McDonald, Mount Holly, N. J.
DRINK AND HE WOULDN'T LET
Vote Over J. J. Johnson
of Portland 70 to 29.
SHARP PRACTICE IS ALLEGED
Friends of Winner Held Back
Announcement of Result.
UNITY RESOLUTION PASSED
Salary of $1200 Voted, with $1500
for Traveling Expenses, Thought
- by Some to Give Opportunity
for Spreading Propaganda.
SALEM. Or., June 6. (Special.) C.
E. Spence, of Oregon City, was re
elected master of the Oregon State
Grange by a vote of TO to 2 over J. J.
Johnson, of Portland. The result of
the election was announced at 10:30
o'clock today, although the count was
completed by about 1 o'clock this
Before the result of the vote was
announced M. M. Burtner. of Wasco,
one of the members of the inner ring
of the Grange, which has Btood by
Spence through thick and thin, pro
posed a resolution which declared that
the Grange would stand as a body be
hind the successful candidates, who
ever they might be. All of the mem
bers of the Grange, with the exception
of a chosen few, had Jeen kept in pro
found ignorance of the result, not
knowing whether Mr. Johnson or Mr.
Spence had captured the presidency.
Btorni of Dlsrasslon Aroued.
The resolution brought forth a storm
of discussion and when it finally went
to vote it carried by a narrow margin.
The motion was then put to make the
vote unanimous on the ground that
otherwise the Portland press would de
clare there was dissension and Inhar
monious feelings in the Grange. This
resolution was finally carried, although
there was some grumbling and mut
With the promise ef the Grange as
a whole safely tucked away to support
the - elected candidates harmoniously,
the vote was then announced.
IJIssatlsf aetlon Is Expressed.
Numerous members. particularly
from Multnomah. Yamhill. Washington
and with scattering members from
other counties, expressed considerable
dissatisfaction at the trick which had
been turned by the Spence following,
and many mutterlngs were heard in
the lobbies outside of the Grange hall.
All sessions of the Grange are held be
hind closed doors in the Hall of Repre
sentatives, with even the curtains to
the glass windows tightly drawn.
In refusing to announce early this
morning who the successful nominees
were, the excuse was given that the
bylaws provided the result should be
announced at 9:30 o'clock on the morn
it, p following the election.
Several Grange members unhesltat-
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Others Expect to Go as Assistant
Surgeons Later Commence
ment Exercises Tonight.
Every member of the 1918 graduat
ing class of the University of Oregon
Medical School, excepting three men
unable as yet to qualify physically, and
tne two women members, have enlisted
in the military forces of the Nation,
and are now, on the day of their grad
uation exercises, assistant surgeons in
the United States .Navy Reserve Force.
There, are 21 In the class and the com
mencement exercises, which are the
thirty-first In the history of the school.
will be held tonight at 8 o'clock at the
Central Library auditorium. There will
be no flowers, that custom having been
abandoned as a war-time nonessential.
Several mem bars of the class now on
military duty out of the city will be
graduated in absentia.
Frederick V. Holman will give the
graduation address tonight and Presl-
aent l L. Campbell, of the University
of Oregon, will confer the degrees.
George E. Jeffery will have charge of
tiie music The public is invited. The
class includes the following, all of
whom are in Uncle Sam's service:
Frank Jerfery Clancy. John J. Darby.
John Broadhurst Farrlor. George Earl Fort
miller. Ira Earl Gaaton. J. Carlos Ghormlev.
J. Da la Jewell. Rtcbard Percy Landis.
Oeorce TV. Montgomery. Itobert Bell
Smalley, Kugene p. stelnraetz. Herbert
Leonard Strong, Dennis s. Swart. Douglas
Holmes Warner. Randall F. White. Ralph
O. You tic.
The following also are members of
the class and the men have offered
their services, but their appointments
are held up pending disposition of
questions bearing on sight or other de
fects: Edward Joseph Jasper, Russell Kel
ser, Clarence W. Shannon. Estclla F.
Warner and Kathryn Rueter.
KAISER PAYS BLOOD PRICE
German Woman Reports 30 of 32
Relatives Victims or War.
BERNE. U'ailiiuJ.v I r
bearing upon the war losses of some
German families, a statement made to
day to the Associated Press corre
spondent oy a uerman woman how in
Berne is Interesting.
"Twentv-flv rxf - i' . i .
- - - - ..... v laLiico nave
been killed, five are invalids, and only
mi unnarmea out of 32 en
gaged in the war." said thia woman,
whose husband was killed on the Ger
msxi front near Arras. -My uncle." she
continued, "sent seven sons into the
war and six of them were killed within
The losses of the Germans since the
March offensive have been terrific, she
BOMBS DROPPED ON PARIS
Hun Raid Results In One Fatality
and Material Damage.
PARIS. June 7. German airplanes
raided the Paris district last night
through a heavy defensive barrage.
Some bombs were dropped. One per
son is reported dead and several
wounded. Material damage was done.
The "all clear" was sounded at 12-"0
A. M. Friday.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTER DAT S Maximum temperature. 88
decnu; minimum. 65 decree.
TODAT'S Showers and cooler: moderate
winds, mostly southerly.
French crush Bochs attacks. Pace -
Americana trained for open warfare. Pace 7.
U-boats sink British steamship Harpathlan.
Americans drive Huns back mora than two
miles. Pace 1.
Lieutenant swims Marne to rescue French
soldier. Pace 1.
Mysterious steamer believed to be U-boat
supply ship. Para B,
40,000 net-mans who have crossed border
into Mexico plot asalnst America. Pass 3.
Kafpei-s cullt In forclnc war disclosed.
Police disperse rioters" in Brogheda, Ireland.
Conference of lumbermen at Waahlngton
postponed till Monday. Pace 6.
Senate spokesmen acres V. 9. Navy ready
for U-boat raiders. Paca 5.
McAdoo favors raisins; one-third of 191
revenue by taxation. Pace 7.
Wilson A Co. deny they sold unfit meat ror
use of Army. Pace 3.
Iowa floods do much damage. Page 1.
C. K. Spence re-elected master of State
Grange. Pace 1.
Daubert again to don Buckaroo uniform.
Morrlssey to box Incls here. Pace 14.
Consolation track meet Is today. Paca 14.
Commercial and Marine.
Cantaloups crop will run to larger aixes
than normal. Pace lit.
Wall-Street stocks weaker for lack of sup
port. Pace 1.
Rains and floods In Iowa ofause bulga in
Chicago corn market. Pago 19.
Visiting Britons deliver telling speeches at
local shipyards. Page 15.
American-Australian trade will be big. Page
Portland and Vicinity.
Al Kader Temple. Mystlo Shrine, to Initiate
class of 150 tomorrow. Paga 9.
J. L. roak convicted of forgery. Page 8.
Municipal Court handles 8337 cases since
August. Page 11.
Motor bus promoters encounter difficulty
in orcanlxlng for service. Page 20.
Weather forecasts not favorable to seeing
eclipse. Page 4.
Oregon lists 2964 men for Army. Page 12.
Bakers Introduce "quick" bread. Paga 15.
Oregon bankers in session at Bend. Page a
National Kditorlal Association Invited to
hold next convention here. Paga 9.
Picker now urgently needed In berry fields
of Oregon. Page 6.
St. Mary's College and Academy holds com
mencement exercises. Page 12.
Nearly all Oregon medicos in Navy Reserve.
First concert of music festival success.
Weather report, data and forecast. Paga 15.
British Ship Met Doom
Off Virginia Capes.-
CREW RESCUED BY PALMER
Destruction of Carolina Stirs
TEUTONS IN PONCE MOBBED
Washington Awaits Detailed Report
or Fight Between Destroyer
and One of German
AN ATLANTIC TORT. June 6. The
British steamer Harpathtau was tor
pedoed and sunk off the Virginia capes
early yesterday morning. Captain
Oweri and crew were landed here to
night by the steamer Palmer. T!iy
were rescued at sea after drifting fr
26 hours In small boats.
Captain Owen said his ship sank
quickly and that he and the crtw bare
ly had time to launch the lifeboat.--.
He was certain that ft was a torpedo
and not a mine that struck the vessel.
Customs officials who took charge of
the crew would not permit the captain
to discuss the sinking further.
SAN JUAN. Porto Rico. June 6. An
gered by the news of Iho sinking of
the Porto Rico liner Carolina by a
German submarine, an anti-German
demonstration broke out in Ponce 1 u - t
(frniH Houses Attacked.
Numerous houses occupied by Ger
mans were stoned, and much feeling
still exists against Germans or persons
who have expressed pro-German senti
ments, or who in any way have at
tempted to justify the sinking of the
Carolina. The feeling runs particular
ly high asaiiut Spaniards of supposod
Attorney-General Kern has notified
the officials in the Island to take ener
getic action against all persons whoso
utterances are considered out of line
with the sentiments of the allied coun
tries. NEW YORK. June fi. The Brazos,
sister ship of the Carolina, sunk by a
German submarine last Sunday with a
loss of 16 lives, has arrived at a Torto
Rican port, the New York & Porto
Rloo Steamship Company' announced
Brasoa Kacapea A Mark.
The Brasos carried 2"0 passengers
and steamed through the zone in which
U-boats were operating.
WASHINGTON, June . Sinking of
the British steamship Harpathlan, 100
miles off the Virginia capes at .9
o'clock yesterday morning by a Ger
man submarine, was announced to
night at the Navy Department.
The Navy Department still awaited
today a detailed report of the encoun
ter between an American destroyer and
one of the German submarines oft the
Fight Report "Delayed.
The destroyer was etill at sea, so far
as known, and the commander of the
naval district to which ehe is attached
has transmitted no additional Informa
tion. The fact that the enemy craft are
able to. "listen In" on radio conversa'
tlons hampers communication of de
tails of the position either of the pur
suing craft or of the raiders and com
manders of naval vessels and of the
naval districts are using the utmost
caution in the messages they transmit.
All Ship's Papers Takes.
The fact that the papers of all ves
sels sunk by the raiders have been
taken shows that the C-boats are
seeking Information in every possible
Aside from the effort to locate and
destroy the raiders themselves, the
Navy Is using every means to determine
whether the submarines have a floating
base of supplies. The progress of the
raiders south from the war trade and
transport routes might mean that they
are moving to a previously fixed ren
dezvous with a supply ship.
Mexican Port May Be tied.
A suggestion has been made that a
steamship out of some Mexican port
flying an American flag may be serv
ing as a base, but the Navy has no
definite information on this. Every
vessel In coastal or nearby waters is
being overhauled and investigated by
Speculation as to the use of a float
ing base brought up again the peculiar
circumstances surrounding the sinking
of at least two vessels. In each ca
seamen said that while one submarine
held them up and forced them to take
to their boats, a second lay some dis
tance off with only its periscope show
ing. Supply Diver May Be Used.
It may be that the second submarine
was such a vessel as the commercial
submarine Deutschland, loaded with ex
tra fuel and stores.
AN ATLANTIC PORT, June 6. Ac
cording to the captain of a Brltivii
steamer in port today, he exchanged
shots with a submarine on June
about 40 miles off the Delaware capen.
The submarine ordered the ship to
Btop, according to the captain, but he
refused and opened fire on the TJ-boa'.
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