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VOL. LiVIII. NO. 17,963.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FOUR ESCAPE FROM
BERLIN IN AIRSHIPS
229 ALIEN TROOPS
NOW U.S. CITIZENS
PETER AUTZEN IS
1SEYDLER TO QUIT
HELM IN AUSTRIA
RESIDENTS FLEE BECAUSE OF
CONDITIONS IN CITT.
3 4 SUBJECTS OF TEUTONIC EM
FIRES PLEDGE FEALTY.
PENINSULA BANK HEAD KILLED
TRAPPED BY PIAVE
SKY ROUTE ACROSS
Early Trip by Airship
Swirling Flood Guts Off
Enemy From Succor.
ITALIAN SMASH MAKES GAIN
Enemy Forced Back Near Fa
gare and Zenson by Plucky
ti Latin Fighters.
NEFWESA BATTLE INTENSE
Pisa Brigade . Takes 400 Men
Prisoner and Captures
ROME, June 22. The battle situa
tion is unchanged and infantry en
gagements were not resumed during
Friday, says the statement issued last
night to the Italian Parliament by
Premier Orlando. It is now permissi
ble to say that the battle has been
won, the Premier told the deputies
Friday morning, according to the Tri
PARIS, June 21. The Austrian
losses in their offensive on the Italian
fronts exceeds 120,000 men. according
to a dispatch to La Liberte from
Rome, quoting the correspondent of
the Corriere d'ltalia.
ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS IN
NORTHERN ITALY, June 21. (By
the Associated Press.) Fresh rains
, have turned the Piave River into a
- swirling yellow flood which moves
silently but swiftly, dealing a fateful
blow to the Austrians on its western
bank, tearing up the communicating
lines and preventing succor being
given the shattered divisions strug
gling under the steady pounding of the
Italian guns of the Duke of Aosta's
The satisfaction of the allie3 over
the present situation is matched only
by . the anger of the Austrian com
mand. According to prisoners the
swollen river has been the culmina
tion of a series of difficulties which
prevented the Austrians from making
headway either on the Montello plat
eau or that section of the country ly
ing between the Treviso-Mestre and
the San Dona Di Piave-Mestre rail
way lines, where the fighting has been
hard and cruel all the week.
Enemy Hard Pressed.
The Austrians are sorely pressed at
every point and harassed on both
sides of the river by the Italians' small
guns and also huge pieces belonging
to the Navy mounted on floats, which
move about the waterway at will.
Austrian airplanes were compelled
to carry provisions to the Austrian
troops that succeeded in crossing the
Piave river and were in danger of
starving, owing to the flood which
carried away their pontoon bridges
between Zenson and Musile, accord
ing to a dispatch received here by the
Giornale d' Italia. In spite of the dif
ficulties that he is encountering, Gen
eral Wurm, the enemy commander, is
attempting to press on, but all his
efforts are vain in the face of the
resistance presented by the Italian
A semi-official note issued tonight
concerning the Austrian offensive
ihe Italian counter-oft ensive is
absolutely superior to the enemy of
fensive. Yesterday in the Montello
region and on the Treviso-San Dona
Di Piave road and toward the Zenson
bend, the Italians reduced by a good
half the ground won by the enemy in
his grand attack on the preceding day.
Austrians Lose Heavily.
"Statements of prisoners and the
number of dead counted on the field
show that the Austrians lost heavily
in the day's fighting. ,
"The attack on Losson was carried
out by a fresh brigade, composed of
the 15th and 32d Schuetzen corps
and special detachments.
"At Cortellazzo the check was
equally costly for the Austrians. Blue
jackets and Bersaglieri succeeded by a
surprise attack in breaking into the
third line, sowing death and terror
among, the defenders and capturing
200 prisoners. The dash enabled the
Italians to widen their positions.
"The Austrian plan becomes plainer
and plainer. The plan is to obtain, no
matter at what price, command of the
iCoaelaeed on face 2. Colu
Dr. Nicolal, Who Denounced Prus
elanism In Book, One of Party.
Two Airplanes Are XTsed.
COPENHAGEN. Juno 21. Four resi
dents of Berlin escaped from Germany
Thursday in two airplanes and suc
ceeded In. landing safely in Denmark.
The occupants of the airplanes declared
that they fled from Berlin because of
The two machines, which are of the
albatross type, left Berlin eafly Thurs
day morning:. Their flight was ob
served and the gnardships along; the
coast were warned. When the ma
chines reached the Baltic the (Hard
ships opened fire and it was at first
erroneously reported that one of the
airplanes had been brought down.
One of the two occupants of the first
albatross was Dr. G. F. Nicolat for
merly a professor of psychology at the
Berlin University. He is the author of
a book that denounced Prussian mili
tarism and had been punished with
imprisonment because of its' publica
tion. The second albatross landed In the
neighborhood of Rudkoebing with Its
two German deserters. This machine
had been delayed by making; a landing;
on an island to repair a slight defect
In the engine.
The Rudkoebing correspondent of the
National Tldende quotes the crew of
the second albatross as saying that
they had been at the battle front and
were expected to return there. They
declared that they preferred death
rather "than to go back. The two men
wore infantry uniforms and one of
them had the iron cross.
NEWSPAPER MEN INDICTED
Criminal Libel Against Mrs. William
. R. Hearst Charged.
NEW YORK, June 21. Ogden Mills
Re id, publisher of the New York Trib
une; Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of the
New York Times; Errol Hart, assist
ant night editor of the Tribune, and
John H. Paine, night city editor of the
Times, were indicted by a county grand
Jury today charged with having pub
lished in their papers a criminal libel
against Mrs. William Randolph Hearst,
wife of the publisher of the New York
American and the New York Journal.
Mrs. Hearst, who ia chairman of the
social welfare committee of the May
or's Committee of Women on National
Defense, complains of the publication'
by the papers of articles about her ac
tivities in that capacity, in which a
woman was quoted as saying she was
Bail for the defendants was fixed at
ONE-LEGGED MAN IN ARMY
Applicant Persists, Wins Point and
Is Sent to Vancouver.
YONKERS, N. Y., June 21. On lrs
claim that he was an expert hoisting
engineer and able to operate two hoist
ing machines at once. Augustine Cody.
a one-legged man, today was accepted
by the local draft board and inducted
into the Army. Originally rejected by
the local board, Cody appealed to the
district board, which confirmed the re
jection. He persisted in his determina
tion to join the Army, however, ap
pealed a second time and was accepted.
He immediately left for Vancouver.
Wash., to assist in getting out spruce
timber for airplanes. Cody is thought
to be the first one-legged man ever
accepted for enlistment in the Army.
Change in Army Publicity Office to
Be Made Soon.
WASHINGTON, June 21. Army cen
sorship is to be placed directly under
the military intelligence section of the
general staff, it was learned today,
with Colonel Marlborough Churchill,
head of the section, as chief censor.
Major-General Frank W. Mclnture,
who has acted as chief censor, will be
relieved of that duty and continued
in his post as chief of the bureau of
The duties of the chief censor include
passing judgment on questions sub
mitted to the department in connection
with the voluntary censorship observed
by the press.
SENATOR AGAIN CANDIDATE
Norris of Nebraska Files Petition
With Secretary of State. '
LINCOLN, Neb., June 21. United
States Senator George W. Norris. Re
publican, today filed a petition with the
Secretary of State as a candidate for
renomlnation at the Nebraska primary
election in August.
Similar action was taken by Con
gressman Dan V. Stephens, who seeks
renomlnation as the Democratic candi
date for Congress.
WOMAN MAYOR QUITS JOB
Time to Be Devoted to Farm, Since
Husband Is in Army.
MOORHAVEN. Fla., June 21. Mrs.
Marion Horwltz O'Brien, formerly of
Philadelphia, who has been Mayor of
this town for a year, resigned today in
order to give her full time to the
operation of her farm.
She explained this step was neces
sary because her husband is in the
At my " .
Position North of Bel
leu Wood Improved.
ARTILLERY 'STRAFES' HUNS
Avalanche of Shells Poured
Into German Troops.
FOE SEVERELY - PUNISHED
Within Space of 10 . Minutes 12 00
Shells of All Calibers' Arc Sent
Into .Town, of Brasles, .Where
Teutons -Are Assembled;
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE. June .21. (By the Associated
Press.) By means of a number "of
small but brilliantly-executed attacks
early' ' today northwest " of Chateau
Thierry, the Americans, straightened
their line still further - on the north
side of Belleu wood. -
American artillery at midnight last
night poured an avalanche of projec
tiles into ths wood to the east of
Chateau Thierry, where aerial photo
graphs had shown there was a host of
German troops and much enemy mate
rial. The enemy undoubtedly was se
Shells Hurled Fast.
The American fire reached the high
est concentration in a 10-mlnute pe
riod when 1200 shells of all calibers
fell on one small area. Later the
American gunners concentrated their
fire on the town of Brasles, where
many of the enemy were assembled
and which was the scene of recent
captures of prisoners by our patrols.
Aerial observations today show the ex
treme accuracy of our fire, but of
course the exact effect is unknown.
BERLIN, via London, June 21. At
tacks by American troops northwest of
Chateau Thierry and by French south
west of Noyon were repulsed by the
Gerr'3, according to the German offi
cial atatement issued today.
Casualties Alleged Large.
Both the French and the Americans
suffered heavy casualties and some
prisoners were taken by the Germans,
says the communication.
LONDON, June 21. The British offi
cial communication issued this evening
"In last night's raids north of the
Scarpe, Scottish troops penetrated Ger
man trenches. Inflicting heavy casual
ties on the enemy's garrison and cap
turing a number of prisoners. A num
ber of dugouts and several machine
guns were blown up and destroyed.
"Nothing of special interest occurred
PARIS, June 21. The official com-
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Naturalizatlon Ceremony of Signal
. Corps Men Attended by PatrW
. otic Music and Address.
Portland had a glimpse yesterday of
the first wholesale swearing in of
aliens as citizens, when 229 members
of the Second Provisional regiment of
the spruce-production division. Signal
Corps, took the oath of allegiance at
' To the surprise of the uninitiated
the naturalization mill carried through
goodly groups of both German and
Austrian youths. The nationalities were
represented as follows: , Great Britain.
66; Austria,; 22;. Spain, one; Holland.
one; Greece, four; Germany, 12; Fin
land, five; Norway, 20; Russia, 12: Bel
gium, six; Denmark, 11; France, five;
Turkey, four; ' Italy. 34; Sweden, 18
Switzerland, 1 one.
Details of preparation for naturaliza
tion had been almost exclusively in
the hands of Captain P. P. Robinson,
of the military Intelligence depart
ment. Examination of the applicants
was conducted-by Chief Examiner John
Speed Smith and Examiners Tomlin-
son and Conn. . Federal Judge C E.
Wolverton - presided. Details of v the
court records were in charge of Frank
U Buck, assistant clerk of the United
There Tras patriotic ceremony in con
nection . with the Americanization of
the men. The band of the spruce-pro
duction division accompanied the men
here and gave concerts during the day.
but saved its best efforts until 5 o'clock,
after all had taken the oath in the
various nationality groups. Quite fit
tingly. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was
played. Judge Wolverton gave a pithy
address of ten minutes on the responsi
bilities of American citizenship.
AUTO ACCIDENT IS FATAL
Montana Men Killed When Car
Crashes Down Embankment.
BOZEMAN. Mont., June 21. Law
rence Cashun and George Plum,' both of
Logan, Mont., received injuries from
which they died several hours later
when an automobile, in which they
were riding home from Manhattan
Thursday evening went over a 12-foot
embankment, turned turtle and pinned
them beneath it- The men met a herd
of cattle in the road, and while trying
to pass the car slipped over the bank.
Cashun. who had resided at Logan
for five years, leaves a widow and two
children there and a mother and two
brothers In Missoula.
MOTOR MAILSERVICE PAYS
Surplus of $200,000 Held Argu
ment for Good Roads.
WASHINGTON", June 21. Motor mail
service, showing a surplus of $200,000
for the first six months of its opera
tion, warrants immediate legislation for
road construction that wiil extend the
service throughout the United States,
James L Blakslee, Assistant Postmas
ter-General, today told the House post
office committee considering a resolu
tion authorizing the Postoffice Depart
ment to build highways as a part of a
PLANS NOW WELL ADVANCED
Trans-Atlantic Proposition Is
Taking Definite Form.
TRIP TO REQUIRE 40 HOURS
British General Uranckcr, Now li)
-V. t., Discloses Plans for Blai-
Ingf 'cv Trail From Amer
ica to Europe.
WASHINGTON'. June 21. Establish
ment of an air route to Europe from
the United States In order to bring the
full force of American effort In the
air to bear against Germany is a defi
nite project by the British air council.
This was disclosed today by Major
General William Brancker. controller
of equipment on the council, who is in
Plans for an initial flight across the
Atlantic this Fall are already well ad
vanced. American co-operation is
sought, and General Brancker hopes
that the first machine to make the
crossing will carry both British and
At least three British pilots, regard
ed as qualified for the trip, are here
and several types of machines produced
in England have ample fuel capacity
for the 40 hours of flying it is estimat
ed the trip would take.
The attitude of the American Gov
ernment toward the project has not
been . disclosed, although General
Brancker laid stress on the fact that
the sole purpose of the trip was to
blaze a new trail to Europe, over which
American aircraft can be delivered next
year without taxing shipping.
Bombing; Warfare to Expaad.
Presumably the plan arises from the
purpuse of the British Ministry to carry
the bombing warfare into Germany pn
a steadily Increasing scale.
After General Brancker had made
public his plans. Secretary Baker said
that no Army aviation officers had yet
been assigned to work in conjunction
with the British on the project.
Successful navigation of the air to
Europe is to be hoped for, he said, but
no definite plan to attempt it is now
before Government officials.
There Is little doubt that the strong
advocacy of the air road plan by Gen
eral Brancker has already had effect.
The General laid it before officers of
the Army general staff today as an
achievement that could be realized in
the immediate future. Some officials
connected with the air programme had
previously given it serious considera
Rolls-Royce Engine (Favored.
General Brancker favored the new
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Auto Runs Away ami Topples Over
2 0-Foot Embankment Three
Peter Autxen. president of the Penin
sula National Bank at St. Johns, was
almost instantly killed at 11 o'clock
last night when the automobile he was
driving jumped off the Skyline boule
vard near the Cornell road Junction,
and rolled 20 feet down a ravine.
In the car with Mr. Autxen. who was
driving, was C. M. Rohr, 987 East
Flanders street, and two of Mr. Bohr's
friends. Mrs. Hattle J. Grimm. 206
East Second street, deputy in the Coun
ty Clerk's office, and Mrs. Linda Stur-a-ia.
of Glen Court. 203 Park street.
The three were thrown out. but
all escaped serious injury. The
Ambulance Service Company ren
dered asxistance on a call from Henry
Fries, of Wakefield. Fries & Co.. who
was approaching the scene and saw the
auto take the plunge. Mr. Fries ren
dered first aid.
Coroner Smith and Deputy Sheriff
Sehlrmer hurried to the scene and
brought in Mr. Autsen's body.
There is a dangerous turn-and steep
embankment Just where the accident
occurred, according to Mr. Fries.
Mr. Autzcn came to Portland about
12 years ago. He was a timberman and
had been 'president of the Peninsula
Bank for the last four years. His home
is at 710 Schuyler street, in Irvlngton.
He is survived by a wife 'and a son.
Thomas Autzen. manager of the Port
land Manufacturing Company. Edwin
Morris is a non-in-law.
ITALY L0SESJBEST FLYER
Slgnor Baracca's Machine Falls In
Flames Inside Foe's Lines.
ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS. IN
NORTHERN ITALY. June 21. (By the
Associated Press.) Signor Baracca.
considered Italy's premier aviator, is
His machine fell Inside the hostile
lines after it had caught fire during a
GREECE GETS $15,790,000
United States Tries Out New Financial-Agreement
WASHINGTON. June 21. A credit of
$15,790,000 to Greece, the first under
the new financial agreement between
that country and the United States, was
announced today by the Treasury De
This 1 rings the total of all credits
YANKEES RAID HINTERLAND
American Aviators Start Conflagra
tion in Germany.
PARIS, June 21. According to La
Liberte. American aviators last Sunday
night carried out an aerial raid into
Eight Americans bombed the Matz
Sablons Railway and started a large
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
lESTERDArs Maximum temperature. 84
aeirreea; minimum, degrees.
TODAY'S Probably fair: moderate westerly
Austrians yield to Italians. Pace 1.
Americans sain. Pace 1.
Americans hold 33 miles of front. Page 2.
U. S. troopship escapes U-boat after running
Official casualty list. rajre 2.
Latin-America capable of putting 2.730.OOO
troops into wax., rage ti.
irlvn home rule sidetracked for present.
Four residents of Berlin flee In airships,
Von Seydler, Austrian Premier, will resign.
Liquor interests declared to be threatening
Aamimsirauon. .rage a.
O Leary, Pinn I- em leader, tries to prov
reaeraj zrsmeup. rage 4.
Suicide revealed as part of "Pastor Russell
creed. Page 4.
Five men arrestea xn issvy graft case.
Airplanes expected soon to cross Atlantic in
40 hours. Page 1.
Dr. W. t. Carlylo wins war decoration.
Fast games due In shipbuilders' league. Pag
Portlanders back Troeh in big match. Page
Swimmers break two records. Page 18.
Pari fie North went.
Forest fire menace grows. Page 5.
Mayor Hanson, of Seattle, aspires to Sen
ators hi p. friends say. Page tf.
Commercial and Marine.
Good wheat crop In Pacific Northwest
assured. Page 19.
Early gains in stock market wiped out in
later selling. Page 19.
Portland and Vicinity.
Allen soldiers become U. S. citizens. Page 1.
City files answer In fish market case.
Peter Autzen killed In automobile accident.
Oregon prepares lor big stamp drive.
Oregon asked for 150 men for Army,
Council Is paving way for unregulated op
eration oi juneya. xs.se 11.
Faling will of introduced. Page 20.
New industrial zone arrangement in North
west proposed. Page 14.
Slabwood will be Portland's main dependence
I Or cumuiK unci. o o.
Rose show dUpiuys are admired. Page 8.
Oregon Sheriffs pledge war help. Page S.
Twenty-five alleged idlers taken In raid.
T. M. C A. helping win war. Page 14.
City business men will be asked to spend
vacations on xanns. Page 12.
Shortage of milk feared by county agents.
tfprucr- lK lion may move to Vancouver
I Paso 14.
'VsaUier report, data and lore cast. Pgo 23l,
Premier Will Submit
OFFICIAL TO MEET RULER
Food Situation Brings Cries of
"Down With Germany."
RIOTS START IN GALICIA
Disturbances Anti-Semetic in Their
Character Food Shops Looted
and Windows Are Smashed.
Russian" Treaty Denounced.
LONDON'. June SI. Dr. Von Seydler.
the Austrian Premier, left Vienna- at
midday today for Austrian headquar
ters to submit the resignation of hi
cabinet to Emperor Charles, says a dis
patch to the Exchange Telegraph front
LONDON', June 51. New bread riots
started Thursday night in the Favori-
ten and Brigittenay districts of Vienna
and there are now more than 150.000
munitions workers on strike in the
Austrian capital, says an Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from Zurich.
Dawn With Germanyr Ia Cry.
An attempt to attack the German
embassy in Vienna, according to Vienna,
correspondents of Munich newspapers,
was dispersed by the police. There
were many arrests and some persons
were injured. There were many crlea
of "Germany is starving us! Down
A statement Issued by the Vienna po
lice declares demonstrators held up
tramways, broke windows and looted
foodshops and bakers carts. At the
municipal council meeting Herr Neu
mann, representing the Socialists, de
nounced the Brest-Lltovsk peace as a
fraud, and said the situation was un
tenable. AMSTERDAM. June 51. The Frank
furter Zeifung's correspondent at Mun
ich telegraphs that Bavaria is unable
to supply Austria with potatoes.
Frost has retarded the new crop and
the old stocks must be used sparingly.
PARIS. June 31. A dispatch to the
Temps from Geneva says the Austrian
government has decided to put Vienna
and other large cities on half the pres
ent bread ration, in order to ameliorate
the conditions in Galicla and Bohe:ni;u
Move Made to Halt Striken.
These conditions are so bad. tho
Temps (Juotes the Vienna Neue Frele
Presse as saying, that railroad and oth
er'strikes can De averted only by such
The Vienna newspaper adds that the
cities, though badly off. are still iu
better condition than the country,
where there is virtually no bread.
AMSTERDAM. June SI. The corre
spondent at Frankfort of the Nleuwe
Rotterdamsche Courant says it is re
ported from Lemberg that the disturb
ances there are assuming an anti-Semitic
Klotlnar 1" Progrems.
There has been rioting In the laat
few days, the correspondent says, at
Lember, Stryl. Vieliohka and elsewhere
in Gallcia. and it has led to great ex
cesses. A Jewish organization for self-defense
has taken action, it is added, to
end the disturbances.
LONDON. June 20. Vienna newt-papers
are quoting a Socialist party mani
ftsto which declares that wo.kera and
small officeholders in Austria are at
their wits' ent. to maintain an exiser.-o
because of the food situation in the
monarchy, says a Central News C -patch
from Amsterdam today.
In many Austrian towns, the mani
festo declares, these classes are threat
ened with absolute famine, while sim
ilar conditions prevail In Irague. the
Bohemian capital, and in towns of
Situation Declared Terrible.
The situation is declared t be terr'
ble at these points, where the popula
tion has not seen bread or potatoes for
In man provinces of Hungary there
Is only one-third or one-quarter the
food neCess.u-y to maintain the popu
lation In health, former Premier Tisza.
declared in a speech t. the Hungarian
Parliament yesterday, according to a
Budapest .e leg ram forwarded by the
Exchange Telegraph correspondent at
Germany must be convinced, added
the former Premier, that Hungary's
population wa just as badly situated
as regarded food supplies as the citi
zens of Vienna. It would tax Hun
gary's efforts to the utmost, he as-
to hold out until the new har
ti Food Allowance Meager.
weekly food ration in Austria.
the Daily Mail correspondent tt lae
Hague quotes the Arbeiter eitung of
Vienna as reporting, is as follows:
Twenty-two ounces of bread, one
pound of potatoes, of which half can
not be eaten; one ounce of black bra a
n'.ash, one ounce of another mill prod
uct, an ounce and a halt of fat, six and
a half ounces of sugar, one egg. seven
ounces of meat mid a little jam and
Tti Vienna newiM r s... that the
.Concluded on F?s 2, Columa i.).