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VOL. XXXVII NO. 32.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Ballls Line Thrust Ahead
on 20-Mile Front,
ADVANCE PAST fi'ONTDlDIER
Eight Thousand Prisoners and
200 Guns Taken in Three
v Days' Operation.
ENEMY SALIENT BLUNTED
Railroad Feeding Foe's Front
Is Made Useless; Poilus
Show Old Dash.
(By the Associated Press.)
The French have driven the Ger
mans before them for an important
grain east of Montdidier in Picardy.
That city, which was the apex of a
German salient that now has been
wiped out, fell to the French first
army at mid-day Saturday. Before
nightfall, according to the French War
Office statement, the victorious French
forces had carried the battle line on-j
ward to an average depth of six miles
on a front of approximately 20 miles.
French Make Big Haul.
In three days of engagements that
culminated in the taking of Montdi
dier, the French took 8000 prisoners.
Their captures also included 200 guns
and an enormous amount of material.
PARIS, Aug. 10. The French, ad
vancing eastward after their capture
of Montdidier at mid-day, have ad
vanced their lines to an average depth
of six miles on the front extending
from Andechy, which is seven miles
northeast of Montdidier, to Elincourt,
lying 10 miles southeast of the cap
tured city, according to the .War Of
fice statement issued tonight. '
The text follows:
Line Carried Far to East.
"On the Avre battlefront our at
tacks continued all day with increas
ing success. After the morning's op
erations Montdidier, outflanked on the
east and the north, fell into our hands.
Continuing our victorious advance on
the right of the British forces, we car
ried our lines nearly seven miles to
the east of Montdidier on a front run
ning from Andechy to Laboissiere and
"Still enlarging our action south
east, we have attacked German posi
tions on the right and left of the road
from St. Just-en-Chaussee to Roye on
a front of more than 13 miles. We
conquered Rollot, Orvillers-Sorel, Res-
sons Sur Matz, Couchy-Les-Pots, La
Neuville Sur Ressons and Elincourt,
realizing at some points an advance of
dearly seven miles.
Fourteen Miles hi Three Days.
'In three days of battle French
troops have progressed nearly 14 miles
along the Amiens-Roye road. The
number of prisoners taken during the
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GAINS BY ALLIES
WITHDRAWAL TO KAST OF
Allied Advance Beyond Rosicres and
Mangest Is Officially
BERLIN, via London. Aug-. 10. "In
the center of the battle front the enemy
has sained ground beyond Rosieres and
Hangest." says the official communi
cation from general headquarters to
night. Our counterattacks brought him to
a standstill west of Llhons and west of
the Rosierres-Arvillers line.
- "During- the night we withdrew our
trooDS fighting; on' the Avre and on
Dom Brook to the rear lines east of
Montdidier. Southeast of Montdidier
we repulsed strong partial attacks of
the French. We shot down 32 air
planes over the battlefield."
"There has been lively activity on
the part of the enemy between the Tser
and the Ancre. ' At many points on tut
front-the enemy launched thrusts and
partial attacks which were repulsed
before our lines in hand-to-hand rignt
Testerday the British and Krencn,
bringing strong reserves into action,
continued their attacks on the whole
battlefront between the Ancre and the
"On both aides of the Somme and
astride the Foucaucourt-Vlllera Breton
neux road we threw the enemy back
by counter-attacks. He suffered heavy
HUN WOUNDED SWARM IN
Damaged Germans Outnumber Al
lied Victims' In British Stations
WITH THE BRITISH ARMT IS
FRANCE. Aug. 10. The present battle
has brought more German wounded to
the allied casualty clearing stations
than there are wounded among the
allied soldiers. Many German doctors
and hosDital attendants have been
captured and they are doing good serv
ice in attending the wounded.
Since July 13 the Germans have lost
almost as much material as they cap
tured in their big offensive earlier in
RUSSIAN SITUATION ACUTE
Hun Press Says Germany Must Pre
pare to Overthrow Bolshevlkl.
LONDON. Aug. 10. The . German
newspapers today admit that the situ
atlon in Russia is so critical that i
change of government may come any
day, according to a Copenhagen dispatch
to the Exchange Telegraph Company,
The Berlin Tagelische Rundschu says
that events have developed rapidly in
Russia in the past few weeks and that
Germany must be prepared for the over
throw of the Bolshevik government in
a few days.
BERLIN TO GET MORE BREAD
Price Reported Raised Along With
LONDON, Aug. 10. It is officially
reported from Berlin that the bread
ration in the German capital will be
increased by 100 grammes, (about Hi
ounces) per week, according to an Ex
change Telegraph dispatch from Copen
hagen. The price has also been raised by 12
pfennigs. The ration will now be 18S0
grammes weekly, as compared with
1950 in August last year.
"BUSTER BROWN" INJURED
Richard Outcault, Jr., Victim
Airplane Accident In France.
NEW YORK, Ajig. 10. Richard F.
Outcault, Jr., the original "Buster
Brown," a son of the cartoonist, was
injured in an airplane accident in
France a few weeks ago, according to
letters received by friends of the fam
ily here today.
SOME WARTIME TOPICS IN THE WEEKLY NEWS ARE ILLUMINATED
BACK .10 BERLIN
Huns Sent Staggering
ALLIES LAND DEADLY BLOWS
Capture of Montdidier Hastens
Retreat of Foe.
YANKEES JUMP INTO FIGHT
Americans Arrive on Run and Join
British In Brilliant Battle
That Won Possession of
WITH THE BRITISH ARMT IN
FRANCE. Aug. 10. (By the Associated
Press.) North of the Ancre the Brit
ish have firmly established their posi
tions and are pushing out patrols to
ine Tench attack today resulted
in taking of Montdidier. This move
ment Is considered as most significant
as the allies have now penetrated far
into the enemy lines in the Amiens dis
The Germans are retreating rapidly
out of the pocket of which Montdidier
was the apex.
The Americans and British have ad
vanced beyond their objectives north of
the Somme. The whole of the Chlpilly
spur Is now in their possession after
fighting of the most desperate charac
Americans Ron Into Battle.
Details of the brilliant battle which
the Americans and British fought for I
the spur are now available. In order I
to go over the top at the appointed
time yesterday afternoon, the Amerl-
were iorcea to make a rapid I
march, in the last part of which thev I
ran. mo as to be in tn fieht I
Hurried on their w.v hv tv..
vanclna- allies on th I
battlefield, the Germans throughout
the day retired all ajong the line, at
tempting tove whatevebey-could
tne renen launched a new attack
All Resistance Smashed.
The elements of the German divisions
became badly confused in their opera
tions through trying to hold up the
allies in their several attacks.
It was a victorious day for the allies.
who smashed all the German resistance.
In the American attack the German
Infantry held for a while and then
broke and the Americans kept going.
at some places without the assistance
of the tanks. The ground, pitted with
deep gulleys. was unsuited for tank
There were no trenches, but a thick
smoke screen blowing across the
ground indicated where the enemy's
positions lay.. 'At the same time the
German artillery became active and
dropped shells in the direction of the
American troops, which inflicted a few
The Americans ran on and reached
the smoke line just as it lifted. There
they found themselves at grips with
Yankees Face Fierce Fire.
Meanwhile certain . American units
had reached positions in f ront of a wood
when the Germans opened fire with
machine guns. Many of these enemy
machine gunners came up from deep
dugouts after the American barrage
had ceased and they placed their guns
in prepared pits. The Americans faced
hail of bullets.
The Germans continued to fire until
the Americans and English put them
out of acttbn. ' .
North, of the Somme and also south
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maxlmnm temperature. 72
decrees: minimum. 60 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably fair; moderate westerly
French hit Huns for slz-mlle gain in Montdi
dier sector. Section 1, page 1.
Keep enemy on run, says General March.
Section 1, page i.
Defeated Huns hurrying north. Section 1,
Germans admit gains by allies. Section 1.
Amiens Railway sow out of gun range. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Germans sent staggering back toward Berlin.
Section 1. page 1.
Americans take part In big drive in Amiens-
Somme district.- Section 1. page 9.
Canadian valor renews its laurels. Section
1. page 6.
Germans hurled back under allied tire. Sec
tion 1. page 5.
Germans beaten In counter-attacks at Fis
mette. Section 1, page 4.
Air fleet drops manifestoes into Vienna.
Section 1. page 7.
Bolshevlkl defense talk lacks effect with
Lilies. Section 1, page 2.
Jaroslav. Russia, in ruins after siege. Sec
tion 1, page 2.
i . National.
Revenue bill still short billion dollars. Sec
tion 1, page 6.
Roosevelt appeals for newspapers for boys
In France. Section 1, page 8.
Mrs. E. C. Gfltner on way to France. Section
1. page 11.
Astoria employer would empty state prison.
Section 1. page 7.
Editors dance on ocean beach. Section
page 6. .
Soldier in France tip for Congress from
Washington. Section 1, page 8.
Grays Harbor ship caulkers walk out Sec
tion 1. page '9.
Rich and poor -vie at Eugene military camp.
section 1. page 7,
Teacher returns from Honolulu to take place
at home vacated by brother. Section
Fistic fans hope for lively bouts. Section
Seattle fight fans almost saw Dempsey in
action once. Section 2, page 1.
Shlpworkers to star In football. Section 2,
Three Shipbuilders League games to be
played today. Section 2, page 2.
Jack Cody's stars to meet Bremerton ma
rines. Section 2, page
Old policy shoot Is last for the season. Sec
tion 2, page 2.
Myron Wllsey wins marathon swim. Section
2, page 3.
New Clemson trophy open for golfers. Sec
tion 2, page 3.
Sam Russell beats Mercer, Vancouver's ten
nis star, at Seattle. Section 2, page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
News of allied successes In France booms
stock market. Section 2, page 15.
Welcome rains In Middle Weit have bearish
n corn market. Section 2. page 15.
Western Plains launched. Sections.
Desln for new 5000-ton wooden ship to be
passed upon, section z, page in.
Shipbuilding revives In Maine. Section 2.
Brown recaptured at aeaverton.
pa go 10.
Merchants and citizens are asked to dis
play flags during c. A. K. encampment.
Section 1, page -iu.
Wife bares wedding secret. . Section 1,
Pro-Hun Influence to be combatted. Sec
tion 1, page 12.
New detention home for women now In
operation. Section 1. page iz.
Georse M. Armstrong veteran In express
service, section l, page in.
Firemen's two platoon system Is delayed.
Section 1, page 14.
Former pupils of Butteville teacher hold
sixth annual reunion. Section 1. page 10.
Pickers wanted for berry crop. Section 1
Women's Relief Corps plans ready. Section
1. page 10.
Day's divorces exceed marriage licenses.
Section I, page is.
Wounded soldier praises Bed Cross. Section
1. page 14.
Economic cost of labor accidents told at
banquet. Section 1. page 8.
Weather report data and forecast. Section
Section page 10.
FAIR IN PACIFIC STATES
Moderate Temperatures Predicted
From Weather Bureau.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Monday, issued by the Weather Bureau
today, are: .
Pacific States Fair with moderate
PRINCE TO BE REGENT
King Ferdinand's Son to Rale Dur
ing Father's Retirement.
PARIS, Aug. 10. Prince Boris, eld
est son of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria,
will act as regent during tho pe
riod of his father's enforced retirement.
It wtn reported from German sources.
KEEP FOE Of!
SAYS GEN. MARCH
Time for Greatest U. S.
Effort, He Insists.
MORE MANPOWER DEMANDED
Enemy, and Not Entente, Now
Doing the Guessing.
PRISON CAMPS FILLING UP
British Now Have More Than They
Can Handle Huns Put In
Bad Position by Allied
Drive in Picardy,
WASHINGTON. Aug. 10. "This Is the
time for the greatest efforts; keep the
General March, chief of staff, sum
manzea tnus today to newspaper men
the situation in France. Standing be
fore the great military maps at the
War Department that show clearly Jus
where the German is being beaten
back, he pointed out that the great
battlefront was rapidly being straight
ened out from Rhelms to the sea.
ihey have not yet," he said, "gotten
hack to the original Hindenburg line,
where the German began his advances
this year. We still have some territory
to gain, so when statements appear
that indicate the war is over at this
point, discourage It,
More Men Needed.
"This is the time for the greatest ef
fort; keep the enemy running. That
is the reason the United States is being
called on for increased manpower; that
is the reason we want the age limits
for the draft both lowered and raised,
to get more men.
It is no time now to talk about the
war being over. It is the time to hit
The greatest advantage of the whole
thing has been the change of the allies
from the defensive to the offensive.
which is a great" military assut. We
have the enemy guessing now. instead
of guessing ourselves." '
Swamped With Prisoners.
From a confidential report General
March read the following account of
the situation on the British-French
front south of Albert:
'All our troops found little opposi
tion and have captured more prisoners )
than it is possible for them to handle,
including a German General and his
staff, showing elements of surprise at
tack. British report their prison camps
back of Amiens so full that it is im
possible to -hold more. Allies have
captured all the artillery in this sec
tor." The Franco-British drive in Picardy
has put the enemy again in a bad po
rtion similar to the pocket which
closed up on him on the Aisne-Marne
front, General March said.
Americana Nibbling on Vesle.
Describing the effect of the allied
operations. General March said:
Surveying the 'battle line broadly.
you see that there have been a num-
er of places where we have been nib
bling along the Vesle River front,
acquiring a foothold on the northern
bank, but have not yet attempted to go
up the slopes on the north eide, where
German intrenchments are- supposed to
That part of the line has remained
'As the line has become stationary
Foch has kept up his pressure on the
enemy, working on the perfectly sound
principle that when you get an enemy
going, you keep him going; never give
him a chance to recuperate or think it
ver; keep on hitting him.
On August 8 a combined British and
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BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS IN THIS WISE
OUT OF GUN RANGE
IiLOYD GEORGE EMPHASIZES
IMPORTANCE OF VICTORY.
Great Transportation Center Safe,
; Thanks to Recent Allied Triumphs
on Marne and Somme.
LONDON, Aug. 10. Speaking at a
luncheon today at Newport, Monmouth
shire, Premier Lloyd George empha
sized the importance of the pushln
back of the Germans from within gun
range of the Amiens railway.
"Hundreds of trains used to pass
through Amiens daily." the Premier
said, "but we were temporarily deprive
of Its use until recently, when we were
able to employ 20 trains daily.
"Amiens is now safe, through the re
cent allied triumphs on the Marne and
the Somme. which were due to the
unity of command.
Those two great victories have re
suited in the capture of between B0.000
and 60,000 prisoners and between 800
and 900 guns."
"The victory was due." said the Pre
mier. "to the brilliant quality or our
troops,' assisted by the French, and I am
now glad to say also by American
"But it isn't over yet," he continued
The country has got to depend on Its
resolution. What the country wants is
a good, steady heart, free from excite
ment, not an intermittent or irregula
heart, but one of steady blows, and if
we keep that, I believe we will win
The Premier, referring to some do
mestic difficulties that had to be met.
said that after March 21 all the diffi
culties of finding men for the army
had vanished like mist.
"The difficulty now is to stop the me
from coming forward from the mines
and munitions works," he asserted.
SHIPYARD OVERTIME STOPS
Coast Employers and Workers Adopt
Rules Drafted by C. E. Pies.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 10. Ship
yard employers and employes of the
Pacific Coast, who have been in confer
ence here this week, at today's session
adopted rules drafted by Charles B.
Pies, vice-president of the Emergency
Fleet Corporation, whereby no overtime
shall be paid, except by the specific or
der of the district officer of the Fleet
It also was agreed that no continuous
overtime shall be ordered, except where
there exists an actual shortage of labor
and facilities, and then only after labor
representatives have been consulted. It
was made a rule that no man do actual
work for more than 60 hours, and that
o hospital or other fees be deducted
from wages of workmen without their
consent, except where state laws pro
vide for such deductions.
SUPPLY THIEF CONFESSES
Woman, Temporary U. S. District
Attorney, Procures Admission.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 10. Mrs. An
nette A. Adams, temporary United
States District Attorney, procured an
admission in open court here today
from Frank Preshaw, superintendent
of the supply department of the South
ern Pacific Company's electric railway
system in Alameda County, that he had
stolen $14,000 worth of supplies from
the company in the last 18 months.
He was placed under $10,000 bonds
and bound over to the Federal grand
PAPAL NUNCIO REFUSED
Personal Friend of Admiral von
Hintze Xot Wanted la China.
PEKIN, China, Aug. 10. (By the As
sociatet Press.) The Chinese Govern
ment has declined to receive Monslgnor
Petrelli, recently appointed papal nuncio
to China on the ground that he is a
personal friend of Admiral von Hintze,
German Secretary of Foreign Affairs
and late Minister to Pekln.
Germans Streaming Back
. to Somme River.
GHAULKESKEYNOIV IN PERIL
Loss Would Force Enemy to
Make Long, Perilous
PICARDY LINES' STRIPPED
Forces Sent to Crown Prince
Leave Rupprecht Weakened.
Captures Are Enormous.
LONDON, Aug. 10. The number of
prisoners taken from the Germans in
the fighting in Picardy has increased
to 24,000, today's War Office state
The gur.s captured by the allies are
now nearly 00 in number.
Crushed by the impact of the Brit
ish, French and American offensive
on the battle line from Albert, north
east of Amiens to the Oise River,
north of Compiegne, German forces
are streaming back toward the Somme
River and the Nesle-Noyon Canal. So
far as can be determined, the enemy
is in full retreat all along the front
against which the allies flung them
selves on Thursday morning. It is
reported from Paris that French pa
trols are-in Chaulnes, the principal
German center west of the Somme.
Montdidier, at the tip of the German
salient in Picardy, has been taken by
the allies, who' cut off large numbers
of the enemy when they sought to
beat a retreat from the city. Thou
sands of prisoners were taken there
by the allies, it is reported.
Stubborn Resistance Broken.
North of the Somme, stubborn ene
my resistance at Chipilly Spur, a
height which dominated the whole
Valley of the Somme in that region,
has been broken and - the Germans
north of the river have joined their
comrades in retiring.
South of Montdidier, the French
have plunged through the German
lines on the hills west of the Matz
River and are reported to be in the
valley of the stream at Marqueglise.
When the situation is studied on a
map it can be seen that the Germans
are in a serious position east of Mont
didier. The allies have closed in on
Chaulnes and have had their junction
south of that town under artillery
fire for two days.
Chaulnes Position Vital.
If Chaulnes is lost to the Germans
they will be forced to make a long,
perilous march eastward over country ,
roads toward Noyon. The rapid prog
ress of the French below Montdidier
has placed even this road under fire
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