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TIIE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JUNE 9, 1918.'
BATTLE OF GIANT
SCENES AT CHEMIN DES DAMES. CROSSED BY GERMANS- IN
BOYS TOLD TO WRITE
THE STORE THAT UNDERSELLS BECAUSE IT SELLS FOR CASH'
Pershing Issues Order Bearing
on Soldiers' Letters.
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British and German Squadrons
Have Desperate Clash
Off Dutch Coast.
CORRESPONDENCE IS HELP
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2 ENEMY MACHINES FALL
One British Craft destroyed by Its
Crew of Five Who Wade
Ashore and Surrender for
THE HAGUE, June 8. Five British
And seven German seaplanes of the
largest type fought a battle Tuesday
evening off the Dutch coast, according
to a Terschelling: dispatch to the Han
delsblad. One of the German machines was ob
served to fall in flames into the sea.
One British machine was forced to de
scend, but landed safely.
Another British machine, which had
descended to the surface of the sea for
repairs two hours before the battle,
was set on fire by its five occupants,
all of whom waded ashore and gave
themselves up for internment. The
crew included two Canadians.
The British squadron of five sea
planes started Tuesday on a recon
noitering expedition off the northern
Dutch coast. They met a squadron of
five German airplanes, which they
drove off in three successive encoun
ters. The Germans, however, returned, re
inforced by seven seaplanes.
Two Gtrmu Plains Drop,
A lively fight ensued and in addition
to the German machine which fell in
flames another German was brought
A British machine, commanded by
Robert Paul, of Buffalo, N. Y., a mem
ber of the Canadian flying corps, de
veloped engine trouble and was forced
to descend to the surface. Ensign Jo
seph Eaton, a New England man, senior
pilot of another of the squadron, was
detailed to protect the disabled plane,
and circled about it for an hour, while
the Germans were continually attempt
ing to attack the cripple.
Ballets Riddle Machine.
During Eaton's defensive work his
machine was riddled with bullets, but
he was able to keep .the air until the
Germans were driven off. He then de
scended, his machine wrecked, but all
the crew got ashore safely.
This engagement was reported by
the British Admiralty in its statement
of June 6, which announced that a
squadron of large seaplanes, while re
connoltering over the No. th Sea, met
a large formation of hostile machines,
which was engaged and two of the
enemy machines shot down. , . ,
Two of the British machines, it was
stated, were forced to alight close to
the Dutch coast because of the engine
trouble and the aviators were interned.
THE HAGUE. June 8. An American
naval officer, Ensign Eaton, of Con
necticut, has been Interned here. He
was among other officers who de
scended . on Dutch territorial waters
during a recent seaplane fight off
Terschelling. He was unhurt, but his
machine was damaged.
Ensign Eaton was the senior pilot on
a machine which had been detailed to
protect from an attack an airplane
which had descended on the sea for re
pairs. The latter machine was com
manded by Robert Thaul. of Buffalo,
N. Y., who is in the Canadian flying
NORTHWEST WILL PROTEST
(Continued From First Page.)
in this territory to maintain the rail
roads of the West in good condition,
even under the present extraordinary
expenses of operation.
Carload Minimum Raised.
"Where the rate on an Eastern road
Vor first-class freight is II for a given
distance, the rate for the same amount
of freight an equal distance out here
Is it. Under the horizontal increase
of 25 per cent the Increase on the East
ern road is therefore 25 cents, and out
here the increase is 60 cents, for the
movement of the same commodity for
an equal distance.
"It also raises the carload minimum.
The minimum charge on any carload is
J 15. Much of our cord wood and much
of our slabwood is hauled for short
distances on the railroad, at a rate
approximating 65 to 70 cents a cord.
The $15 minimum will raise that rate
50 per cent and make It practically im
possible for some of the sawmills to
dispose of their slabwood. This is an
economic waste, both to the millman
and . to the customer who burns his
product. ' Many of the logs coming to
the mills a short distance at rate from
88 to $12 per car. This minimum will
raise those rates in many instances 50
Valley Mills Affected.
"I know one large mill in the Will
amette Valley, the increased freight
rate for which will be about $50,000
a year -more than they can possibly
afford. . Take . our coal rates. Where
the charge is now $1 we will have to
add 15 cents per gross ton, then an
additional charge of 80 cents, making
a. direct increase of 45 per cent on
coal hauls -in this state. Coke rates
where the. charge is now $1 will have
to add 15 cents per ton and an addi
tional rate of 40 cents per ton, making
an additional charge of 55 per cent on
"The short-haul rates, . first class,
will be 25 cents per hundred pounds
minimum for any distance up to 20
miles. We now have a five-mile haul
of 10 cents a hundred for first-class
freight. That rate will be increased
150 per cent. For a 10-mile haul we
have a 13-cent rate, which will be in
creased to 25 cents, making nearly 100
per cent increase.
"The minimum on an L. C. L pack
age is now 25 cents. Hereafter the
minimum on any small package sent
by freight will be 50 cents.
Rise Totals 93 Per Cent.
. "The rate on structural steel. Janu
ary 1, 1917. from Pittsburg was 65
cents per hundred to Portland. The
increases which have already been
made since then, plus this 25 per cent
by order No. 28, will make an increase
in. rates in 18 months of 92 per cent.
Bteel plates, rivets, etc., from Chicago
was formerly 55 cents per 100 pounds.
With the increases made in the last 18
months, plus this 25 per cent, the rate
is brought to $1.121,. or an increase
in that length of time of 104! per
"Bottles fron Ohio, in the same
length of time, have increased 66 2-3
per cent. Machinery from Ohio manu
facturing points has been increased
51 3-4 per cent- Tin plate from Pitts
burg has been increased from J5 cents
to $1.25, an increase of 92 per cent.
"In lees than carload freight there
has al so been a considerable increase
Hoots and shoes from the Atlantic Sea
board have been increased 56 2-3 per
cent. Tools and hardware from 55Ji to
S3 per cent, difference due to point of
Photo from Underwood.
. These French grenadiers are preparing for a. raid on the German lines at
Chemin des Dames, where the enemy launched the first attack In the new drive.
The Germans have already crossed that road in the new offensive, but are meet
ing strenuous resistance as they attempt to press their advantage.
origin. Cotton piece goods from the
Atlantic . Seaboard have been increased
110 per . cent. And no such increases
have been made either in the East or In
the South. - ' '
Coast Industries Hampered.
"Canned goods and' milk, eastbound
to New York, under the new rate will
have been- increased ' 44.S' per cent for
the same period. Salmon,. 45.8 per
cent; . dried fruit, .38.8 per cent; ap
ples, - green, ' from $1 to $1.25. These
rates all apply on through Joint rates.
If the product originates on a short, in
dependent line, these will be materially
increased by a combination of the local
line charge with the through charge.
"In the , case of the Hood River,
Rogue River Valley and apple districts
of the state of Oregon, the orchardists
will not be enabled to ship . under . the
new rates. Their fruits must come in
competition with bananas and other
fruits in the markets of the East that
are not subject to any such charges,
and it is closing - the doors of those
markets to-the' Western fruits.
"It has been supposed that the lum
ber shipments are fully taken care of
by the 5 cents per hundred maximum
charge. This, however, is not the case
from Willamette Valley points into
Buffalo territory. The joint through
rate from the Willamette Valley to
Chicago is 55. cents. Chicago to Buf
falo the rate is 16.8 cents per hundred
AH Northwest Interested.
"The .5 cents maximum . charge on
lumber from the Willamette Valley to
Chicago, plus 25 per cent on the rate
from Chicago to Buffalo, makes an
additional total charge of 9 cents,
whereas the Southern pine territory
reaches that market for an additional
5 cents, the differential of 4 cents.
"Rail ' rates to San Francisco Bay
points will be increased, while the
water rate will not be. This puts Wil
lamette Valley mills at a disadvantage,
and restores the old 25-cent rate which
has been the cause of 'numerous Inter
state Commerce Commission hearings
and court determinations which re
sulted in maintaining the lower rate.
"The order was undoubtedly Intended
to maintain the integrity of the present
rate structure and give a general ad
vance of 25. per cent. But in many in
stances it carries the 'elements which
mean the defeat of its own aims. For
many industries, like fruitgrowing,
fruit-juice bottling, fruit and vege
table canning, will not survive these
rates, and the .people engaged in these
enterprises will be obliged to suspend
operations. Farmers raising fruits.
vegetables, loganberries and like, prod
ucts will -be very injuriously affected,
because there will be no longer a mar
ket for these things."
CASE IN FEDERAL COURT
Pasco Power .Rate Dispute' Trans
ferred From Supreme Court.
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dispute between the Pacific Power &
Light Company and Pasco Irrigation
District No. 1 as to the rates on power
for pumping the water for the irriga
tion company, has been transferred
from the Superior Court to the Fed
eral Court. , .
Pasco Irrigation District No. .1
recently purchased the Irrigation plant
and property of. the, Pasco .Reclamation
Company at Sheriff's sale, and . claims
at the same time to have purchased
the old contract between the Reclama
tion Company and the Pacific Power &
Light Company, which contract ' pro
vided for rates less than the regular
The power company. now claims the
right td raise the rates to the regular
service , rates. -
CITY COUNCILMAN DEAD
John Anderson, Old Ridscefleld.
Wash., Citizen, Taken by Death.
RIDGEFIELD. Wash.r June 8. (Spe
cial.) John Anderson, a much-respected
Ridgencld citizen, died at his home
here on Thursday evening at 5 o'clock
after" an- illness of 10 days.
He was born December 18, 1843," in
Scotland. Mr. Anderson took consid
erable interest in the welfare of the
town and was a member of the City
Council. Services were held at .the
family home yesterday afternoon , and
interment made' in the Pioneer Ceme
tery. He is survived by one daughter.
Miss Ellen Anderson,, of Ridgefleld.
SHIPYARD RECORD BROKEN
Texas Workers Claim to Have Beat
en Pacific Coast.
ORANGE, Tex.. , June 8. What is
claimed to be the world's record in
shipbuilding was eclipsed this morning
at the . National Shipyard here, when
the work of erecting 79 frames In one
of the largest wooden steamship hulls
was accomplished in 30 hours and 35
This beats the world's record made
on the Pacific Coast, where 79 frames
of similar size and type' were erected
in 44 hours. It Is claimed here.
My Special $50 and $100
Diamond Rings Have No EquaL
For the Bride
The custom of giving jewel
gifts in preference to transi
tory or more commercial
things is becoming more pop
ular, due to the departure of
many war grooms.
I have provided an unusual
selection in heirloom jewel
gifts, especially appropriate
for presentations to brides.
Diamond Rings, Pendants,
Brooches, Bar Pins and Brace
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Largest Diamond Dealer in Oregon
334 Washington St.
Opp. Owl Drug Co.
General Emphasizes Importance of
Home Ties In Admonition to His
Troops to Keep In Toncli
With Their Relatives.
WASHINGTON', June 8. The War
Department today made public a gen
eral order Issued by General Pershing;
encouragrlnf? members of the American
expeditionary forces to keep up cor
respondence with tnelr relatives and
friends at home.
One of the greatest argruments for
a constant flow of letters between
France and America. General Pershing
said, was that it relieves much dis
tress and anxiety on the part of rela
tives and friends at home.
Writing Declared Duty.
General Pershing's order said:
"First Duty to one's country does
not end on the parade ground, nor even
on the battlefield, but consists in do
ing; everything; in one's power to help
win the war. To write home frequently
and regularly, to keep in constant
touch with family and friends, is one
of .the soldier's most Important duties.
Mothers and fathers will suffer If they
do not hear often from sons fighting
in France. In the present large com
panies it is not possible for officers
to write letters for their men and
every man must do it for himself.
"Second When no letters are received
from overseas, the greatest distress Is
caused to those, at home. They either
feel that letters have been written but
lost en route or they imagine all sorts
of evils, such as sickness, wounds, even
death. Both are bad for the active
militant spirit which every true Amer
ican man and woman must possess if
our Army Is to obtain the real victory
that all so earnestly desire.
Home Folks Anxious for Letters.
"Third Everyone in the United
States who has a son or brother in the
American Army expeditionary forces is
proud of him. is constantly thinking of
him, is anxious to hear from him. Let
ters home will bring many letters in
reply and the closer home ties will have
potent influence for good, both In
France and in the United States. All
officers should realize this fact, and
both by encouraging their men and
providing them with the proper facili
ties do everything in their power to
Interest them in this vital question of
MUSIC TURNER INVENTED
Portland Man Is Said to Have Solved
, Pianist's Problem.
Thomas P. Arsneau. of this city. Is
the inventor of a cleverly designed,
time-saving mechanical music sheet
turner, operated by a foot tread, that
soon will be placed on the market.
The turner Is composed dt steel tubing
Its "fingers," so to speak, seize the top
of the sheet of music, and when the
performer wishes to have the sheet of
music turned he operates the tread and
the sheet is turned.
In cases where the pianist has to
play rapid runs he often has to employ
a person to turn the music, to save
time. Mr. Arsneau's invention Is said
to have solved this problem.
Mercy Workers to Meet.
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Mrs. Flnley J. Shepard III.,
NEW YORK. June 8. Mrs. Flnley J.
Shepard. formerly Miss Helen Gould, is
seriously ill with appendicitis at her
home on Fifth avenue. Physicians
hope sn operstion may be avoided.
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