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VOL. XXXVII SO. 3G.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8. 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
L1HE OF 17 MILES
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m0 mm m
Swift Lunge Hade To
ward Votan Bulwark.
STRATEGIC POINT CAPTURED
Position on West Bank of Ca
nal du Nord on Road to
Cambrai Lost by Hun.
BOCHE BIG GUNS ACTIVE
CROP IS FORECAST
CLATSOP AXD PACIFIC TO PRO
DCCE 10,000 BUSHELS.
Approximately 1000 Pickers Will
Begin Harvest Tomorrow; Ac
Enemy Floods Trinquois Creek
in Order to Protect Flank
From English Advance.
LONDON, Sept. 7. Field Marshal
Haig's troops have forced the Ger
mans to retire a considerable distance
along a front of about 17 miles ex
tending from Havrincourt wood to
Beauvoi, according to the War Of
fice announcement tonight. They have
also taken a strategic point around
which there has been much fighting
on the west bank of the Ccnal Du
Nord, on the way to Cambrai.
The statement follows:
"On the whole of the front south
of Havrincourt the German retreat
continues under close and constant
pressure of our troops. We have
reached the line of Beauvers, BoLsel
and Havrincourt wood.
' Enemy Suffers Severely.
"In frequent encounters with the
German rear-guards our advanced de
.. tachments are taking prisoners and
inflicting numerous casualties on the
"North of Havrincourt our troops
have captured a strong point known
as the Spoil Heap on the west bank
of the Canal Du Nord opposite Her
mies, taking a number of prisoners
and machine guns.
"The stocks of coal and road ma
terial which have fallen into our pos
session, together with large quanti
ties of other war material, prcve that
it was the enemy's intention to remain
in occupation of the Somme battle
field during the Winter months, and
also the hurried nature of the retreat
that has been forced upon him."
ASTORIA. Or, Sept. 7. Cranberry
picking- on the bogs In the Lower Co
lumbia river district will begin Mon
day morning: and approximately 1000
pickers will be employed, about 300
at the Clatsop Plains marshes and the
remainder In Pacific county, Washing
ton. The outlook for a record crop is
excellent. The berries never were In
better condition, the copious rains following-
the long dry spell causing the
berries to ripen quickly and giving
them a rare color and delicious flavor.
The output of the district is estimat
ed at about 10,000 bushels. a third of
which will be taken from the Clatsop
Extensive preparations have been
made by the several companies to pro
vide for the wants of the pickers. Sev
eral cottages have been erected ad
Jacent to the bogs for their accommo
dation and arrangements have been
made to have fresh provisions deliv
ered on the grounds daily. The bogs
are as dry and clean as a city lawn,
so that women and children easily can
engage in the work. The price paid
is 25 cents a peck and as a good picker
can average from 12 to 15 pecks dally,
good wages can be made.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
AFTER FLEEING FOE
Face of Fierce Fire.
REARGUARD ACTION WEAKER
10-CENT BET WINS $1000
Bill Kinder, Chicago Cub Catcher,
Collects From W. Wriglcy.
CHICAGO, Sept. 7. A bet of a ten-
cent cigar against $1000 made as the
result of a joke while the Chicago Na
tional League team was training at
Pasadena. Cal., last spring, has been
won by' "Bill" Klllefer, catcher of the
Chicago team, it was revealed today.
The loser,, William Wrigley. one ot
the club's stockholders, wagered the
11000 that the team would not win
the National League pennant. Kille
fer, who accepted It in jest, had for
gotten about the bet until he was re
minded of it by Mr. Wrigley. . The
sum will be added to Killefer's world's
series share, Mr. Wrigley said tonight.
LONDON, Sept. 7 (1 P. M.) Brit
ish progress on practically the whole
battlefront from Havrincourt wood to
the River Aisne continued this morn
ing with rather greater rapidity than
had been expected. ,
Gain Made on Lys.
The British line starting with Hav
rincourt wood, of which the British
occupy practically one half, runs
through Metz-en-Couture and Fins,
then by Lieramont, Longavesnes, Tin-court-Boudy,
Hancourt and Tertry to
Lanchy, where it joins the French
In the Lys salient the British north
of Erquinkhem are pushing toward the
western bank of the River Lys. The
IC'nnrludrd on PC 3. Column l.
LETTER TWO YEARS ON WAY
Lonely Little Girl Writes "Daddy"
From Portland Oct. 11, 1916.
ABERDEEN. Wash- Sept. 7. (Spe
rial.) Jack Landers, well-known Wish
kah rancher, .has little faith in the
much-vaunted pace of the 20th century:
Two years ago Landers' little daughter
was visiting in Portland. She was
lonesome, and not being able to go
home, did the next best thing wrote
"Daddy" a letter.
It was addressed, sealed and stamped
properly, too. A few days ago Landers
received a letter from the lonely little
girl in Portland, bearing date of Octo
ber 11, 1916. Naturally, Landers is
YESTERDAY'S- Maximum temperature, 71
degrees; minimum. 57 degrees.
TODAY'S Unsettled weather; probably
- showers and cooler; gentle southwesterly
Pershing manes huge Army for battle. Bee-
Grim Chase Persists in jL"j?.
1. page 1.
Americans .dash forward toward Aisne. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
British bomb Mannheim. Section 1, page 1.
Allies make progress on Ussurl front. Sec
1, page 9.
Official casualty list. Section 1. pace 7.
Franco-Americans gain. Section 1, page
Civilian Germany reported on verge of panic
beet ion l, page 2-
Amerlcan refugees from Russia say Lenin e
dead. Section 1, oage 3.
Near beer plants to close with breweries.
section l, .rage 4. .
Kitchln defends proposed war revenue tax.
section l. Page 12.
Senator Chamberlain and Secretary Baker
still at outs. Section 1, Page 5.
Local draft boards to pass on Industrial sp'
peals. Section 1, page 10.
McAdoo said to be playing politics. Section
A, page &.
Henry Ford to be active candidate for the
United States Senate. Section 1, Page .
Bishop Stunts says war is not near end.
Section 1, Page 10.
Record cranberry crop is forecast. Section
1. Page 1.
State Treasurer declares consolidation com
mission's work total failure. Section L
Non-Partisans hand Idaho Democrats heavy
jolt. Section 1, Page 8.
Exceptional display promised at coming
Washington state fair. Section 'A Page IS.
Oregon's big waste is In timber burned. Sec
tfon 1, Page 11.
classes start at - Multnomah
AFTER HARD FIGHT
GERMAXS VAIXLY TRY TO STOP
- BRITISH ATTACKING PLAXES.
Growers Hard Hit by
iMUCH MONEY WILL BE LOST
Halts in Aisneward Advance
Few and Momentary.
FOOTBALL STAR IN LEAD
Captain Blagden and His Command
Conspicuous in Operations; Ma
chine-Gun Xesls Are Speedily
Staff Correspondent of the World. Copy
right, 31S, by the Press Publishing Com
pany. The New York World. Published
WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES
NORTH OF THE VESLE. Sept. 7.-
(Special.) The first real opposition to I Gymnasium
English Hew Way Through Enemy
Fleets 70 Miles, Drop Explo
sives and Battle AVay Back.
LONDON, Sept. 7. British air
squadrons heavily bombed the chemi
cal works at Mannheim early today,
after fighting a terrific engagement
with large fleets of German planes,
which vainly attempted to block their
progress, according to an official com
munication issued by the air ministry
Snmp Prnrlurt nf Vinps Has tonight.
ait LittlllB was luusui u . c
70 miles separating the British from
tneir objective ana was contmuea on
the trip back to the British base. The
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wsnnn .saw rr- m Mti-n Iml w" "'"6
T AnUCb MAT bfc PLUVVtU UP squadrons attacked the railways at
Ehrang (four miles northeast of Treves,
Prussia), and the chemical works at
Mannheim. Good bursts were observed
on and beside the railway lines at
Fierce opposition was met with in
the raid at Mannheim, but despite this
the object was reached and success
fully bombed. Eight direct hits and
many other good bursts were observed
on the chemical works. Our squad.
rons fought largely superior numbers
of enemy airplanes both before and
after reaching the objective. One
squadron had a hard continuous fight
FffilH OGIVE ro
Poilus Rush Ahead Four
to Five Miles.
Once Important Industry of Oregon,
Washington, California, Long
Languishing, Receives Its
Deathblow at Last.
The hop industry of the Pacific Coast
was dealt what many hop men regard
as a death blow when the order went
out from the Food Administration pro- for a distance of 70 miles before reach
the advance of the American forces to
the Aisne was along the canal running
generally parallel with the river and a
few hundred yards south of it.
Our scout patrols, filtering down the
wooded ravines leading from the pla
teau between the Vesle and the Aisne,
ran into a whirlwind of machine gun
Club. Section page 2.
Three golf clubs start play for Clemson
trophy. Section 1, page J. '
Foundation looks to Fielder Jones to build
winning team.. Section 2. pag 3.
Seat sale for boxing benefit to open Wednes
day. Section 2, page 1.
Mays puts Boston In lead in world's series.
Section 2, page 1.
High school football outlook seems prom
ising. Section 2, page 3.
FOUR WOMEN TO LEGISLATE
California Assembly Will Include
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Sept. 7. (Spe
cial.) The assembly woman will be
featured in the next Legislature con
vening In January, to the number of
The four women are: Mrs. Elizabeth
Hughes, of Oroville; Anna M. Saylor, of
Berkeley; Esto Broughton, of Modesto,
and Grace S. Dorrls, of Bakersfield.
They were either elected or practical
ly so at the recent primary.
DER DEM0KRATJS NO MORE
Old Iowa Newspaper Announces Sus
pension of Publication..
DAVENPORT, la, Sept. 7 Der Dem
okrat, an old Iowa newspaper, today
announced suspension of publication.
of woodland immediately north of the
canal and river, lavishly sprinkled
shrapnel on the Americans but this
opposition wholly failed to arrest the
progress of our troops toward, their
objectives. This afternoon there were
probably not more than 1000 germans
left in all the territory south of the
Resistance.' to Be Temporary,
The aqueduct at this point rises
steeply from the surrounding meadow
land. Behind the northern bank the
Germans have evidently dug advanced
positions, which they are holding in
While there is little likelihood that
they mean to offer more- than. tem
porary resistance on this line, it will
probably require considerable artillery
bombardment and well-organized in
fantry assaults to dislodge them.
Meanwhile our troops will be busy
disposing of the remnants of the ma.
chine gunners and snipers the enemy
has left behind as a screen to stay our
Not only has this rear guard been
punier than those which the American
forces faced in chasing the foe across
the Marne through the Fere and Ris
forests and beyond Ourcq in July and
August, but it has been less belligerent.
At only a few places have our boys
been even momentarily checked. For
the most part, they plodded northward
as fast as they could hike with their
rifles and full packs on their backs.
. Football Star Heads Advance
It was an American, a Harvard foot
ball star. Captain Crawford Blagden, of
New York City, who led his company
on that stirring advance.
Blagden's outfit formed part of the
force that bad been ordered to storm
the Chateau du Piable, half a mile east
of Bazoches, at 4 o'clock Wednesday
morning. The attack was duly launched
and the objective was reached without
a shot being fired.
Captain Blagden got permission to
i go ahead, ana dta so until he estab
lished contact witn tne lierraans. .Not
until his company had reached the
summit and was striking out across
the plateau did the German lead start
hissing past their ears.
His scouts located a couple of ma
chine guns Just outside Perles village.
Sergeant John Grimes, of New York,
took a squad of a dozen men on a
roundabout detour, surprised the ma
chine gunners with an enfilading fire
hibiting the manufacture of beer after
The industry has been languishing
for the past two years, but it was
thought by the growers that they could
at least clean up this year's crop.
The prohibition legislation in Con- Four of our machines are missing.
gress, as the bill stands now, would al
ww fcue uiaKinis ui ueer ana wine uiilii i . frT CtLlrMIFrTDC
May 1. With this understanding of the COAST MAY GET oHUWCno
situation the growers of Oregon, Wash
ing its objective and the fight con
tinued for another 70 miles on the way
back. Over two tons of bombs were
dropped on Mannheim.
As a result of the fighting one
enemy airplane was destroyed and two
ore were driven down out of control.
Krupp batteries, stationed in clumps Multnomah Club sports make members fit.
Fast horse's pedigree is issue. Section 2, I ington and California went ahead with Temperatures Iiikely to Be Xormal
Gunner Petersen leading batter of Shipbuild
ers' League- Section 2, page 2.
Commercial and Marine.
Peach season In Northwest draws to close.
Section 2. Page 15.
the cultivation of the crops.
Order Involve Lossea.
Now when they are in the midst of
the hop harvest comes the word that
brewing- must stop on December 1. This
'"f cornJ !Tark.?t JI"k,ed by brtwin means that the 1918 crop cannot he used
(Concluded on Page ft, Column 1. )
Stock market Influenced by favorable war
news. Section 2. Page 15.
Views of mariners on proposed comp;
changes sought. Section 2, Page 16.
Cabinet members say ships among greatest
needs. Section A Page 16.
Six thousand bollermakers Insist on half-
holiday and tie up shipyards. Section 2
Page 16. ,
Portland and Vicinity.
Brewery closing order wipes out hop Industry
: pacific uoar. - section u page -l.
Draft registrars and aides have enormous
lob scheduled for Thursday, section l,
Violent tirade against Government lands
workman In Jail. Section 1, pago 14.
Doctors now being mobilized for war serv
ice, section l, page 10.
Registration day to mark great epoch. Sec
tion J, page jo.
Salient points of registration law given.
Section 1. page lu.
Democratic State Central Committee frames
platform. Section l, page j:;.
PreDaratlons for coming Liberty loan cam
paign nearing completion, section i.
T. M. c. A. doing great work at the front.
Section 1, page is.
Women reconstruction aides from Reed Col
lege to go into service. aecuon i
Multnomah Guard Band wins praise. Sec-
1. Dace 18.
Road building programme In Oregon not
to be interrupted, section l. page .
Registration Day. Thursday, will be notable
one in .roruana. cl-uoi. j. p&k io.
Voted financier heads speakers coming to
Oregon. Section J, page o.
Fire peril in timber districts lessened but
not yet. removea. oetuon j, puge u.
Scottish rite degrees conferred on class of
67 Masons, bection x, page is.
Bootleg whisky found in minister's garage;
two arrests made, bectlon 1, page e.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2, page 16.
and the money spent on it has been
As the Oregron hopgrrowers view the
matter, they should have been advised
of the proposed action before any out
lay was made for hoppicking.
They believe the Administration
knew of the fuel situation months ago,
and had the brewing: order been issued
even a few weeks ago. while- it,wou!d
i t,.,.. i,,.ltinloix Couniy'Youth
According to Weather Man.
WASHINGTON, Sept.. 7. Weather
predictions for : the week beginning
Monday, issued by the Weather Bureau
Northern Rocky Mountain and pla
teau regions Generally fair; cooler
Monday, followed by return to normal
temperatures by Wednesday.
Pacific States Fair, although show
ers are probable during first half along
the coast. Temperatures nearly normal. J
MANY VILLAGES ARE TAKEN
Tergnier, SL Simon and Nu
merous Other Points Fall
Into Foch's Hands.
HINDENBURG LINE BROKEfti
Lightning-Like Thrust Puts
General Mangin's Men Over
LAD CAPTURES 5 GERMANS
farmers the large amount of money
they have spent in partially harvest
ing the crop.
Brewers Amply Supplied.
The brewers have nearly
months yet of brewing, but, accord
lng to the best informed men of the
hop trade, there are enough hops in re
serve in the breweries to see them
Some of the beer manufacturers have
only a limited stock, but others have a
surplus from which to supply them.
The Oregon hop crop, if picked, would
have totalled 25,000 to 30,000 bales. Up
to the time the Federal order was is
sued about 10,000 bales had been
Hopgrowers have hardly had time yet
to know what to do, but picking was
still under way yesterday, according to
the reports received at local hop offices.
Some Contracts Made.
Between a third and a half of the
prop had previously been sold on con
tract, and the usual advances naa Deen
WAR RESTRICTS MARRIAGE de by bU3:f,rs: T.hre.conir.hopa;
OI COUrSe, WIU UQ (IJVACU .1111 UGllVdVU
Dispatches for Bravery.
LA. GRANDE, Or., Sept. '7. (Special.)
That Lloyd Anson, ls-year-old son
three I of J- G- Anson, of Telocaset, this coun
ty, captured five Germans lone-handed
while acting as message bearer for an
engineers company in France, is the
information coming to the parents here.
Two of the five bolted and ran, but
Anson shot both and brought the rest
to headquarters. He was mentioned in
dispatches for his bravery and cunning
ini making the capture.
W eek Passes In Eugene Without Is
sue of License.
EUGENE, Or., Sept . 7. (Special.)
War is blamed for an unprecedented
hn.ta. tn marrlnffA H.'.nap. In T.an,
County. No licenses were issued dur- Administration order may be withdrawn
to the purchasers, and it will be up to
the lattter to decide what to do with
As for the unsold portion, it will
probably be left on the vines, though
a few growers may decide to go on with
their harvest in the hope that the Food
ing the week.
County Clerk Stacey Russell said to
night that there had not been another
week without the issuance of a mar
riage license during his six years in
Acreage Greatly Reduced.
In former years Oregon produced hop
crops of 100,000 to 160,000 bales, which
brought into the state $3,000,000 to
(Concluded on Pass 4, Column 1.)
PACT WITH PERU SIGNED
German Ships in Peruvian Harbors
Controlled by United States.
LIMA. Peru, Sept. 7. An agreement
was signed here today by representa
tives of Peru and the United States
transferring to the American Govern
ment control of the German interned
shipping in Peruvian harbors.,
Six steamers and four sailing ves
sels, totalling more than 25,000 regis
tered tons, are involved.
GOVERNOR PHILIPP LEADS
Incomplete Returns Give Executive
163 Votes Over Roy Wilcox.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 7. With
unofficial returns reported from every
precinct in the state. Governor Philipp
tonight led Roy Wilcox for the Repub
lican Gubernatorial nomination by 162.
PARIS, Sept. 7. French troops to
day penetrated from four to five miles
on the Somme front, according to th
War Office announcement tonight.
They crossed the St. Quentin Canal at
Tugny bridge and St. Simon, cap
turing both places.
Progress to the north of Vauxaillon
was made and Celle-Sur-Aisne was
The French hold the general line
from the western outskirts of Vaux,
Fluquieres, Happencourt, the east of
Tugny bridge, and St. Simon, Avesne.
the western edge of Jussy, the rail
way from Ham to Tergnier, Amigny
Rouy and Barisis. '
Extensive Advance Made.
The text of the statement follows:
"During the day the advance of our
troops reached a depth of from 7 to 8
kilometers on thSomme front. The
enemy, whose resistance hadrreatly -increased,
was not able to oppose our
passage on the St. Quentin Canal .
which our troops crossed at Pont de
Tugny and St. Simon, after a violent
engagement. Both these places are
in our possession.
"To the north and south we hold the
general line from the western out
skirts of Vaux, Fluquieres, Happen
court, east of Pont-De-Tugny and St.
Simon, Avesne, western outskirts of
Jussy, the railway from Ham to Terg
nier, Amigny-Rouy and Barisis. The
enemy left everywhere in our hands .
very important supplies.
Enemy Artillery Busy.
"On the Ailette front and between
the Ailette and the Aisne there is
little change. We have advanced north
of Vauxaillon and occupied Celle-Sur-
Aisne. We repulsed two violent counter-attacks
south of Moulin Laffaux.
On the whole of this part of the
front, as well as north of the Vesle
River, the enemy reacted violently
with his artillery."
PARIS, Sept. 7. (Havas.) The al
lied advance in the region west of St.
Quentin in the opinion of the military
critic of the Petit Journal, will pre
vent the enemy from halting even
temporarily on the Crozat Canal which
was the basis of hia line in this region
during last year.
In addition, the opinion is expressed
(Concluded on Page 3. Column a.)
IMPRESSIONS BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS OF SOME EVENTS IN THE PAST WEEK'S NEWS.
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