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VOL. XXXVII SO. 33.
PORTLAND, OREGON, PORTLAND, OREGON, AUGUST 18, 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
YAH UII HEAVY
BLOW I H LQ RR Al 11
Huns Hurled Out of
lage of Frapelle.
BOCHE TRENCHES WIPED Oil
Americans Take Prisoners and
Inflict Numerous Casualties
Upon German Forces.'
FRENCH MAKE LARGE GAIN
Enemy Front Smashed for 2
Miles and Poiius Advance
Mile; 1000 Captured.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY
IN LORRAINE, Aug. 17- (By the
Associated Press.) The Americans
arly this morning captured the vil
lag of Frapelle and eradicated a con
aiderable portion of the German lines.
Prisoners were taken by the Amer
icana and the Germans evidently tut
fered heavy casualties In killed and
Huns Are Boxed In.
This sector has been regarded as a
quiet one and today's action began
merely as a raid into the enemy's
positions. The raid was preceded by
straight bombardment for a few
minutes, followed by a box barrage
that penned the Germans off from
When the Americans went over the
top to attack at 4:30 o'clock they suc
ceeded in sweeping all enemy resist
ance before them and the raid became
an organized attack. The Germans
replied heavily to the American ar
tillery fire and they also shelled the
entire neighborhood throughout the
The enemy fire, which included a
barrage, was ineffective. The Ameri
cans have occupied the former German
trenches and consolidated against
PARIS, Aug. 17. The French made
further progress today north and south
of the Avre, having taken 1000 pris
oners and numerous machine guns
since yesterday, according to the War
Office statement tonight.
Two-Mile Front Smashed-
They captured the village of Canny-
Eur-Matz and in addition took enemy
positions on a, front of nearly two
miles to a depth of more than a mile
In the region of Autreches in the Sois-
(Br the Associated Praia.)
The Americans in Lorraine have en
livened an ordinarily quiescent sector
by taking the village of Frapelle, five
piiles east of St. Die. The action,
which started with the proportions of
a raid in the early hours Saturday
morning, developed into an organized
attack, under the dash of the Ameri
can troops immediately after they left
their trenches. The German losses
evidently were heavy in killed and
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GRAIN LOST TO FOE
GERMANS, 1' RETREAT, LEAVE
75,000 ACRES OF WHEAT.
French Now Engaged In Harvestln
Ripened Crops in Olsa and
PARIS. Aua 17. (Special.) Report
covering: the German retreat have dwelt
on prisoners and guns taken by the
allies to the exclusion of another highly
Important item in the spoils of war.
Attention has now been turned to
the fact that the enemy has lost about
1.(00,000 bushels of wheat In the Alsne
and the Olse and Somme. This grata
at present standing ripened on a total
of 75.000 acres is being harvested by
the French and in the reconquered po
sltions 50.000 acres in the Alsne and
26.000 acres In the Oise and Somme.
The- total yield of this large acreage
is estimated at 1,500,000 - bushels of
This region had been planted by the
French originally, but when the Ger
man Spring drive came the French
were driven from their homes and
The Oermans took care not to dla
turb the growing crops and had been
making every preparation to harvest
them when the allied push came. The
severest penalties had been provided
against the German soldiers for gather
ing the grain for their own use or for
destroying. . .
A general order Issued July It
showed that all was in readiness to
harvest the crops and carry them oft
to Germany. At this point the allies
stepped In and drove the Germans out.
VOGUE MANAGER ARRESTED
Hugh Irwin Baner Accused of Fail'
ing to Register as Alien.
NEW YORIC Aug. 17. Hugh Irwin
Bauer, of New Rochelle, manager and
treasurer of the Royal Pattern Com
pany, which publishes Vogue and other
periodicals, was in custody here today
pending an investigation by Federal
agents of his failure to register as an
Bauer, who was born in Berlin In
1881. told examiners at the enemy alien
bureau, they say, that he did not regis
ter because he had taken out first cltl-
senshlp papers in ISIS and considered
himself an American dtisen.
Bauer first came to America In 190S
He returned to Germany in 1908. was
married there and cams back to Amer
ica In 1113.
GIRL ON HUNGER STRIKE
Miss Wold, in Jail at Washington,
Refuses to Eat.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Aug. 17. With two dosen other
suffragettes, who attempted to hold a
meeting in Lafayette Square a few
days ago. Miss Clara Wold, of Port
land, Is on a hunger strike in the jail
of the District f Columbia.
It having been reported that Miss
Wold Is ill. President Campbell., of the
University of Oregon, where Miss Wold
was formerly a student, went to the
all today in company with Clara's
sister, Cora, to visit the prisoner, but
they were refused admittance. None
of the prisoners will be permitted to
HUNS BOMB U. S. HOSPITAL
Two Attacks South of Vesle River
Driven Off by "Archies."
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON
THE VESLE FRONT. Aug. 17. (By the
Associated Press. German bombing
machines have made two separate at
tacks upon an American field hospital
south of the Vesle, but were driven off
by anti-aircraft guns. There were no
The Germans dropped five bombs on
Thursday night and six on Friday night.
two of the latter falling to explode.
The hospital tents cover several acres.
The nearest bomb struck within 20
yards of one large tent.
CARTOONIST REYNOLDS INTERPRETS PICTORIALLY SOME OUTSTANDING EVENTS IN THE
60GHE SPIES PREY
Cunning of "Sleuths"
SILENCE HELD BEST WEAPON
Schemes Likened to Las
Year's Stage Successes.
AMERICANS ON BLACK LIST
Spy Offenses Started by Huns In
variably Begin In Neutral Conn
tries and Spread to Al
BT CARL W. ACKERMAN.
(Copyright. 1918, by Public Ledger Co.)
By 5 o'clock we could tell that It was
going to be a dark and perchance
rainy night. The clouds were dense
and although not drifting very low
they cut off the tops of the mountains
on the French shore of Lake Geneva
About 1000 feet above the water, how
ever, the atmosphere was clear and
from the cement-bound driveway
Ouchy, just below Lausanne, we could
see the green banks and some snow
on the steep slopes opposite us.
Evain and other Frenoh towns were
plainly visible, and, with the low, dls-
Inct skyline, the mountains and the
smooth lakes before us it appeared as
If we were looking across a great am
Sauntering along the wide prome
nade with Harry Scott Williams, an
Allied Secret Service agent, who had
been ordered to Swltserland by his
government to watch the activities of
enemy spies, we mingled . with the
crowd of foreigners who were out for
their evening walk.
Many Languages Vie. .
Passing along among them, our ears,
like sensitive wireless instruments,
would pick up the .sounds of all those
languages which one may bear In . a-
neutral European country today
French, German,. English,' Spanish
Wealthy Germans, with their new
wolfhounds (they are gradually dis
carding the daschund), . French in
terned officers and soldiers, a few Tom
mies, nursemaids with big carriages,
children dressed in gay colors, rolling
hoops or throwing stones into the lake,
were to be seen along the drive. In
rowboats and sailing smacks were
others basking In the luxurlousness of
peaceful evening on the waters of a
This should be a good night for sig
naling acress the lake." my companion
Eir Watch Movements.
Enjoying, as I was, the calm and the
rest after a day's toil, my thoughts
were wandering far from the war, but
his statement brought me to the stern
realisation of his business. I looked
at him and then across the lake. - - I
had heard of the Germans using light
ignals In Spain, but I did not think It
possible from a belligerent country.
We trekked along In silence.
"I think we can catch that damn
Boche tonight," he said after we had
walked several hundred yards. "I'll get
Lardney's car. Henri and Gus will be
ready if I give the alarm and we'll go
up the mountains.' Would you care to
join us? It may make a good story if
we land him. If not, you will have the
Not long after I gave my consent we
were on the train, bound for a village
several miles from our destination. We
knew that we were watched, because
the enemy watches everyone in Switz
erland, everyone and anyone who has
the remotest connection with the war,
especially correspondents, because the
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 68
degrees; minimum. 57 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably fair; gentle southwest
Yankees take town In Lorraine. Section 1,
Germans, in retreat, abandon 1.800,000 bush
els of wheat. Section 1. page 1.
German spies prey on allied nations. See,
tlon 1. page 1.
Official casualty list. Section 1, page 2.
British tanker bums; nine men missing.
section 1, page 4.
United States has 3.000.000 soldiers, half of
tnem abroad, section 1. page s.
Allied airmen bomb Darmstadt. Section 2,
Bolshevlkl besiege Kazan. Section 1. page S.
Czecho-Slovaks capture Irkutsk. Section 1,
Entente-Mexico crisis averted. Section 1,
Austrian Archduke slated for throne of
Poland. Section 1, page 6.
Hoover says food outlook for allies is im
. proved. Section 1. page 6.
Tax bill sure to yield eight billions. Section
l. page 2.
American salvage system saves millions.
Section 1, page 5.
Three liberty loan drives in prospect.
section 1, page 1. ,
I. w. W. convicted at Chicago. Section
1. page 1.
United States 8enator Galllnger dead. Sec
tion 1, page 9.
Vermont Governor silent on charge of irreg
ularltles while Auditor.
Governor favors establishment of twine in
dustry at Penitentiary. Section 1, page 7.
Many Oregon boys will take Naval science
course at Washington University. Sec
tlon 1. page 8.
Editors explore wonders of Coos County.
section 2, page ltt.
Idaho's primary campaign brief but prom
Ises to be lively one. Section 1. page 9.
Portlanders make hit In big Elks' dem
onstration In Tacoma. Section 1, page 6.
Eight geese limit in one day's hunt. Section
A Page 1.
Jack Dempsey looms as local contender.
bectlon Z. page 1.
Four fast games Biased for today. Section
Football prospects for coming season are
ongntenlng up. Section 2. page 2.
Mount Angel football star now Army In
structor at Fort Sill. Section 2. page 2.
RIchards-Tllden tennis team wins National
doubles title. Section 2, page 3.
Ralph De Palma makes clean sweep of races
at bneensnead Bay. Section 2, page 3.
Portland Golf Club plans many Fall events.
bectlon 2. page 3.
Wrestling game Is opened at Tacoma. Sec
tion Z. page 8.
Multnomah Club swimmers win from Navy.
section z, page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Heavy shipments of pears from Southern
uregon to eastern markets. Section 2,
Corn advances sharply at Chicago on further
reports oi aamage. section z. page 15.
Sales of liberty Sm at higher prices festure
oi wau-atreet market, section 2, page 15.
Lower switching rate looms. Section 2,
Portland and Vicinity.
Si A.- fl. youngsters of 80 flocking into city.
Section 1. page 1.
Soldiers families given advice regarding al
lotments, section l. page 10.
Republican party to open headquarters. Sec
tion l, page 11.
Mew class to register en August 24. Section
l. page 11.
Spruce Division's Y. M. C. A. Is ready for
new work. Section 1. page 12.
Americans honored at Fourth of July cele-
Drauon in w incnester, ,ngiana. sec
tion 1, page 12.
Norwegian aangerfest to open in Auditorium.
August ai. section l, page 13.
Thousands of Elks to attend state conven
tion 1, page 18.
Aged veterans to parade in review. Section
i. page 14.
Addison Bennett recalls famous Interview
with President Grant. Section 1. page 15.
Local canteen popular in Army circles. Sec
tion l. page id.
Mra Walter Kendall and sister sing for sol
diers, section l. page lo.
Pullman order is blow to officers. Section
1, page IS.
Interstate realty convention to be held in
Seattle September 2H-31. Section Z,
Klaxon Horn attached to phone in Forest
Keserve to call men. section z. page 4.
Only living woman veteran of Civil War
coming tonight. fcecuon l. page 14.
Women preparing for next Liberty Loan
drive, section l, page lo.
Northwestern National Bank to enlarge
quarters, section z, page 4.
8teamer comes 750 miles down Columbia.
Section 2, page 4.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2. page IB.
URUGUAY HEAD IS TARGET
President Viora Narrowly Escapes
Being Hit by Bullet.
MONTEVIDEO, Aug. 17. An attempt
was made to assassinate President
Viora, of Uruguay, on Tuesday after
noon during rioting growing out of
the general strike, according to an
afternoon newspaper. The president. It
says, was standing on a balcony when
fired at and the bullet missed him by
YOUNGSTERS OF 80
FLOCKING INTO CITY
Lively Lads in Blue
Belie Their Age.
LATE TRAINS BRING CROWDS
Advance Arrivals Indicate At
tendance Will Be Great.
MASSED BANDS PLAY TODAY
200 Musicians to Entertain G. AR,
at Lanrelhurst Park; Speakers
- From Among Veterans to Be
Heard in Local Pulpits.
EVE.HTS TODAY AND TOMOR
ROW PRELIMINARY TO
G. A. R. ENCAMP
2:30 P. M., executive committee
G. A. R. meets.
3 P. M., concert by massed
bands of First and Second Provi-
' sional Regiments, Spruce Divi
sion, and Multnomah Guard, at
Laurelhurst Park. Take Monta
vllla cars at Third and Morrison.
9:30 A. M.. ladies of the G. A. R.
council of administration meets
at Imperial Hotel.
9:30 A. M., meeting; National
council of administration, G. A. R.,
at Multnomah Hotel.
11 A. M., credentials committee
of Ladies of the G. A. R. at Im
2 P. M., advisory council of
Ladles of G. A. R. meets at Im
2 P. M credentials committee
of Women's Relief Corps meets
at Multnomah Hotel.
4 P. - M., National council-rot
Women's Relief Corps meets at
Multnomah Hotel. ,
8 P. M., public meeting- of wel
come to visitors, at Municipal
He is . another of the 80-ysar-old
boys you'll be surprised to find how
many of the comrades are 80.
Portland is surprised to learn the
awes of these sprightly guests throng
ing the city, for the "boys" -hus char
acterized by Miss Katharine R. A Flood
are the Grand Army veterans, whose
chief, Orlando A. Somers, sne serves
Their looks and acts belle the fact
that they are here to attend the fifty-
second annual assembly of their organl
zation; that S3 years have elapsed since
they laid aside the arms of conflict
and returned to home and loved ones.
2500 Now In Portland.
The city last night housed hardly less
than 2500 of the blue-coated veterans
of the Civil War. Belated trains had
poured them into the city by the hun
dreds, especially during the. evening
The arrivals were quickly speeded to
the Liberty Temple, where rooms were
assigned and cars were waiting to con
vey them to the quarters selected.
The number of advance arrivals has
been heavy unusually so, the officials
Many G. A. R. leaders arrived during
the course of the day and others were
expected on trains due after midnight.
Judge J. W. Wlllett, of Tama, la., mem
ber of the executive committee, ar
rived during the afternoon. Past Com
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3 LIBERTY LOAN
DRIVES IN SIGHT
EACH CAMPAIGN MUST RAISE S
BILLIONS OR MORE.
Huge Amount Must Be Contributed
by Public to Supplement
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. Tentative
plans of the Treasury provide tor three
big liberty loan campaigns within the
next year, each to raise J5, 000, 000,000
or more. The first will be from Sep
tember 28 to October 19, as announced
the next is planned for January or
February, and the third May or June.
This programme will be necessary, it
is said, to provide 816,000,000,000 re
quired In addition to the $8,000,000,000
to be provided by the new revenue bill
If Government expenses and loans to
allies fall much below the $24,000,000.
000 estimate, the Government Is ex
pected to try to combine two loans into
one big campaign for the largest credit
ever sought by any nation. Such a
campaign would be set for some time
in the late Winter.
Money needs between loan periods
will be announced by sale of short term
certificates of Indebtedness, as in the
past. In addition the Treasury looks
for a steady inflow of money from tax
certificates which banks and corpora'
tions probably will buy in billion dol
lar quantities, which, virtually means
The Treasury will make the loans as
few, and the time of financial rest be
tween the campaigns as long as possi
The Treasury wishes to avoid float
ing loans in the Christmas holidays and
the weeks of commercial inactivity fol
Another bad time for loans is the
Spring planting season, when farmers
are busy and business men have less
time than usual to devote to campaign
The third period to be avoided is
June, when war taxes must be paid.
AIR FLEETS FIGHT ALL DAY
Two Americans Above Zeebrugge
Forced to Land.
LONDON, Aug. 17. An air battle be
tween allied and German airplanes oc
curred Friday around Zeebrugge, ac
cording to an Amsterdam dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph. '
During the fighting, which lasted all
day. Lieutenant Regant Harris and Ser
geant James Mulr, Americans, occu
pants of a French type of airplane,
were-- compelled to desist because an
enemy bullet pierced the machine's
petrol tank. Pursued by several Ger
man airplanes, they were forced to de
scend at Koudekerk, on the Dutch Is
land of Seeland.
Both Americans were uninjured and
have been interned. A British plane also
landed In Dutch territory.
DRAFT AND DEATH DODGED
"Conscientious Objector" Saved bj
CAMP MEADE, Md., Aug. 17. Pri
vate Herrman Lundenson, a "conscien
tious objector," has been saved from
the firing squad by President Wilson,
but he must serve 15 years at Fort
Leavenworth and receive a dishonor
able discharge for his actions.
Lundenson failed to fill out his ques
tionnaire and did not report for service
when called by a Harrisburg draft
The courtmartlal found him guilty
of desertion and disobedience of orders
and Imposed the death penalty.
RAINS TO FALL THIS WEEK
Western Oregon and Washington to
Be Wet; Other Sections Fair.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Monday issued by the Weather Bureau
Pacific States Generally fair
weather, except local rains In Western
Washington and Oregon first of week.
PAST WEEK'S NEWS
100 LI W. FOUND
GUILTY OF SEDITION
Verdict Returned on 4
BIG CHICAGO TRIAL IS ENDED
27 Years in Prison, $10,000
Fine Maximum Penalty.
DEFENSE WAIVES PLEADING
Seized Documents Important Factor
In .Proving Accused Men Had
Plotted to Obstruct War
Programme of Nation.
CHICAGO, Aug. 17. One hundred
leaders of. the Industrial Workers of
ths World were found "guilty as
charged in the indictment" by the Jury
after one hour's deliberation at their
trial for conspiracy to disrupt the
Nation's war programme late today.
Arguments for a new trial will be
heard next week.
The defendants, including William D.
Haywood, general secretary - treasurer
of the I. W. W., the highest position In
the organization, face a maximum pen
alty of 27 years In prison and a $10,000
Fifth Count Withdrawn.
Federal Judge K. M. Landls, In his
charge to the Jury, withdrew the fifth
and last count of the indictment, which
charged conspiracy to violate the postal
laws, and particularly that section ex
cluding from the malls enterprises in
the nature of schemes to defraud.
The remaining four counts of the In
dictment specifically charge violation
of the espionage act. the section of the
criminal code prohibiting Interference
with the civil rights of citizens, the se
lective service act and the conspiracy
Trial Consumes 138 Days.
The close of the case, which has been
before the court for 138 days,. was sud-.
den. Two minor witnesses testified at
the morning session and following
them Frank K. Nebeker. of Salt Lake'
City, chief counsel for the Govern
ment, began his closing argument, for
which he was allowed two hours but
consumed scarcely half of that time.
Then George F. Vanderveer, head of
the defense legal staff, to the surprise
of all in the courtroom, declared that
he would submit the case to the Jury
without making a closing statement
Nebeker Define Issue.
In his closing argument Attorney
You have been engaged in one of
the most epoch-making trials in the
history of the country.
The wisdom of the laws of this coun
try is not at issue. We obey the de
cisions of the highest court and that is
the only way that a republic can live. .
Anything that strikes at that is a dan
The wisdom of the decisions of the
courts of this country is not at issue.
The Industrial system is not on trial:
this case Is not against any Interests of
honest worklngmen, nor against any
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BOYS 21 SINCE JUNE 5 MUST
REGISTER AUGUST 24.
All male persons who - have
reached their 21st birthday since
June 5, 1918, and on or before
August 24, 1918, must register on
August 24. 1918.
These men should consult with
local draft boards as to how and
when they should register.