The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, September 15, 1918, Section One, Image 1

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68 Pages
Six Sections
Section One
Pages lto20
Be in Pay of Berlin.
Documents in American Hands
Reveal Dark Story of
1 Betrayal.
Russia Sold Out to Boche for
Gold; Kaiser's General
: Staff Directs.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. Proofs
removing any doubts that Lenine and
Trotzky, the Boisheviki leaders, are
paid German agents if indeed any
doubts remain are laid before the
world today by the United States Gov
ernment in the first installment of an
amazing serie; of official documents
disclosed through the committee on
public information.
Secured in Russia by American
agents, these documents not only
show how the German government
through its imperial bank paid its
gold to Lenine, Trotzky and their im
mediate associates to betray Russia
into deserting her allies, but give
aaaea proois, u any De necessary,
that Germany had perfected her plans
for a war of world conquest long be
fore the assassinations of Sarejevo,
which as the world is now convinced
conveniently furnished her pretext.
Germans Early Plot Ruin..
These documents further show that
before the world war was four months
old, and more than two years before
the United States was drawn into it,
Germany already was setting afoot
her plans to "mobilize destructive
agents and observers" to cause ex
plosions, strikes and outrages in this
country and planned the employment
of "anarchists and escaped criminals"
for the purpose.
Prussian Intrigue Laid Bare.
Almost ranking in their sensational
nature with the notorious Zimmer
mann note proposing war by Mexico
and Japan upon the United States,
which was first given to . the world
through the Associated Press, these
documents lay bare new strata of
Prussian intrigue, a new view of the
workings of Kultur to disrupt the al
lies, standing between the world and
Kaiserism. They disclose-a new story
of human treachery for- gold which
might almost well be described with
out sacrilege as placing its perpe
trators or. a pedestal with Judas and
his 30 pieces of silver.
Expose to Be Complete.
The intrigue appears to have been
carried down to the last detail of ar
rangement with typical German sys
tem. It will be revealed completely
in a series of seven articles furnished
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Discussions "Would Not Be Binding
Says Official Statement
From Vienna.-
AMSTERDAM. Sept. 14. The Austro-
Hungarian government today invited
all belligerent governments to enter
Into non-binding discussions at some
nestral meeting place with a view -to
bringing about peace.
.The Holy See and all neutral nations
also will be notified.
An official statement from Vienna
making the above announcement has
been received here.
the Austro-Hungarian government'
peace proposition reached Washington
too late to obtain from officials an ex
press! on as to how it might be received
There had been some hints lately that
an offer of this kind might come from
Austria after the victory at arms in
Present Rule May Be Extended to
Cover Entire Country.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 14. The Fuel
Administration announced today that
the re was a possibility that its auto
less Sunday request might be extended
to cover the entire country.
This will depend, the Administration
said, upon the ability of mid-continent
refiners to supply the territory west of
the Mississippi and at the me time
furnish the gasoline they have agreed
to deliver at the Atlantic seaboard.
Although the exact amount of gaso
line saved in the territory of the
Mississippi in the two Sundays' since
the request was made cannot be de
termined, the Administration estimated
it at 413,000 barrels, which has added
materially to the reserve material ship
ment for overseas.
Lloyd George Sends Congratulations
to Pershing and Troops.
LONDON. Sept 14 (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Premiem Lloyd George,
on his sickbed, has sent the following
message from Manchester to General
Pershing at the American front:
I desire tq offer to you and your
brave armies heartiest congratulations
on your great victory.
"The enemy has made many mistakes
in- this war, but none greater than
when her underrated the valor,- deter
mination and interpid spirit of the brave
soldiers from the great democracy of
the United Stats. Now that he has
tested the mettle of " the American
Armies, the enemy knows what ia in
store for him."
Oldest in Spokane Draft Group 36,
and Youngest 18.
SPOKANE, "Wash.. Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) Seven sons of O. N. Bartholo
mew, .3808 Second avenue, registered
for the draft Thursday. The oldest,
Harry, is 36 years of age, and the
youngest. Van, is 18. Both are em
ployed at the Coeur d'Alene Hotel.
Harry is In charge of the barber shop
and Van is a clerk.
Harvey, Karl, Walter and Hugo live
in Spokane and are working in white
pine production; William, the third
brother, lives at Davenport, where he
Is In business. AH are married except
Hugo and Van.
Elijah Roberts Victim of Assassin in
Breathitt County, Kentucky.
LEXINGTON. Ky., Sept. 14. Word
reached here late today that Elijah
Roberts, game warden of Breathitt
County and a leading Republican poli
tician, had been assaslnated while rid
ing along a country road.
Sea Greyhounds Prove
Fit Fighters.
Two Navies Join to . Combat
Detestable Foe.
Navy's Action Zone Early Seen
Be Off' Coasts of England and
, France Sims' Call for
Destroyers Carries.
. .
(Copyright 1918, by Ralph' D. Paine.)
Oar Destroyers la the War Zone.
The United States had been a little
while at war when the first division of
destroyers filed into a port of the Irish
Sea and smartly picked up the mooring-
buoys assigned them. The Stars and
Stripes whipped from their signal masts
and the funnels were white with the
salt spray of an Atlantic passage. The
senior officer reported to a British
Vice-Admiral who ruled those coasts
and waters, a man keenly critical and
of an inflexible temper, who was famed
his own service as a master of the
destroyer game. Rather expecting de
lay for rest and repairs, he asked:
'When will you be ready for serv
'The ships and the men are fit to sail
at once, ar, as soon as we can take fuel
aboard," answered the youthful Amer
ican commander, in his modest way.
'And we are tremendously glad to be
Very good.. Very good, indeed," said
the Vlce-Admiral, and his stern fea-
ures lighted with a smile of welcome,
for he perceived that these were sailors
after his own heart.
This was how the two navies which
had fought each other a century and
more ago joined hands across blue
water and became as one against
mutual -and detestable foe. The Amer
ican destroyers were as good as their
word. No more than a few hours after
this dramatic arrival they slipped sea
ard to play their part in the hard and
azardous business of hide and seek
with the U-boats. Every man aboard
felt that he was to be envied and he
pitied the poor devils at home with the
fleet. The risk of being blown up was
of no consequence. The great thing
was to be in the war! '
Millions Are Thrilled.
These lean fighting craft had van
ished like shadows from their own
ome ports and their secret departure
was well guarded. When the news was
released it sent a thrill to every city,
town, and farm, and millions of Amer
icans who had known little and cared
less about 'the Navy, talked about it
ith novel, eager pride. You heard
them say, no doubt:
"See the paper this morning? A
bunch of our destroyers has crossed the
pond to mix it up with the Germans,
and our boys are right on the job."
"Great stuff! I never saw a destroyer
in my life, but theyj certainly sound
good to me. We may be slow in raising
an army, but you'll have to hand it to
the Navy. It was all cet and on the
"And this man Sims the Admiral we
sent over to run our end of the show
they tell me he's a corker. Even the
Britishers say so, and they don't waste
"Some Admiral! Isn't he the wise
bird that showed the Navy how to shoot
"He did all of that. And now they've
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The Weather,
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 82
degrees; minimum. 62 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and cooler; gentle westerly
. winas.
British gain. Section 1. page 2.
French in new drive. Section 1, page 2.
Yankees may have trapped many Huns.
Section 1. page 1.
Official casualty list. Section J, page T.
Austria Invites peace conference. Section
page 1.
, Comment.
American .Armies praised by King George.
oeclion .1, page 3.
Foch aims to break Hun morale. Section
. Page 3. ,
Consul-Genersl' Poole reported arrested by
uoisneviKl. section 1. page 1. .
Germans -across border prepare to flee. Sec
tion l. page 8.
American destroyers- ready for service on
reacnmg British waters. Section
Page 1.
Lenine and Trotzky proved German agents
oougnt with German gold,
page 1.
Section 1,
Tax bill lags.
Section 1, page 5.
Bridgeport strikers likely to return to work.
section l, page 5. .
South to protest -against cotton price fixing.
oecuon i, page y.
Bandit roundup In progress in Colorado.
section I, page 6.
Shipyard teffms to play double-header today.
oecuon -, page 1.
Athletics loom at Oregon Agricultural Col
lege. Section 2, page 1.
Coast's .leading boxers to be seen here Frl
day night. Section 2, page 2.
directs of knock-out vary. Section 2,
page 4.
Gymnasium classes open at Y. M. C.
Section 2, page 2.
interscholastic League football season Is
ne4r. section 2, page 3.
Tars of Great Lakes training station have
strong track team. Section 2, page 3.
oolfers will vie for Clemson cup today.
section -, page 3.
Pacific Northwest.
Idaho Democrats in quandary. Section 1.
page 9.
Oregon State Fair this year promises to be
record event, section 1, page 8.
Eclipsing performances promised at Pendle
ton Round-Up this year. Section 1
page 8. .
Astoria is host to Portland merchants. Sec
tion 2, page 11.
Commercial and Marine.
Dairymen and stockfeeders face millfecd
Iamlne. .Section 2, page 15.
Corn weakened by war news and crop re
ports. Section 2, page 15.
Stocks close strong after week of liquida
tion. Section 2. page 15.
Union bollermakers again take half holiday.
Section 2. page lo.
Max Maximilian, former German, makes
plea to labor to speed- up. Section 2,
page 16.
Official notification made of shipbuilding
waras. section z, page 16.
Larger marine aim of shipping head. Sec-
tlon s, page 4.
Portland and Vicinity.
Women to hold liberty loan conference.
Section 1, page 12.
American soldiers are proving snlendid
fighters say French officers. Section 1,
page 14.
Questionnaires soon tn reech waiting regis
trants. "feciion l, page lay
All citizens are expected to "do their best."
aeutlon 1, page 10.
National League for Woman's. Service, re-'
ports progress in all war- work. - Section
1. page 14. - . . . -
State .conference of silled welfare workers
to De held tomorrow. Section 1, page 13.
Will G. M-ie Rae 'writes of boys In France.
Section 1, page 6.
Oregon to pledge Its S40.000.000 quota of
fourth liberty loan In advance. Section
1. Page 19.
State Federation of Women's Organizations
convenes here Tuesday. Section 1, page 10.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
1, page 11.
Clatsop County Is Said to
Champion or U. S.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept. 14 (Special.)
Clatsop County is .said to have the
champion cranberry picker of the
United States. C. T. 'Grey has been
ncreasing the number of boxes ofJ
cranberries he can pick each day until
now he picks 22 boxes. This for a
day's :' work has never before- been
equaled in this territory. In fact, no
records like it are known to any of
the local cranberry growers.
Grey, it is said, never saw a cran
berry marsh until a week or so ago. At
25 cents per box, his earnings are $5.50
per day. With what his wife picks,
their joint daily earnings are between
J9 and S10 daily.
Two Aviators Interned.
PARIS, Sept, 14. An American
plane has landed near Fahy, in Switzer
land, according ' to a dispatch tp Le
Journal from Geneva. The two avia
tors were interned.
lED ICM.of
U. S. Starts Inquiry Into
Rumored Arrest.
Government , Enlists Services
of Sweden, Norway.
Great Britain Continues Kfforts to
Secure Release of Its Subjects
Detained by Soviet Authori
ties in Russia.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. A report
has reached the State Department that
United States Consul-General Poole is
prisoner of the Boisheviki. The re
port said that Poole had been placed
under arrest at Moscow.
The United States Government has
asked Sweden and Norway to ascer
tain the facts.
LONDON, Sept 13. The government
is still without news from Robert H. B.
Lock hart, British Consul-General in
Moscow, and other British subjects held
prisoner in Russia, but indirect negc-
tiations for their release are continu
Soviet Regime Crumbling.
Latest information confirms reports
of the desperate situation in Russia,
indicating the breakup of the Boishe
viki regime-
Premier Lenine and War Minister
Trotzky, it is declared, made all prepa
rations a month ago to escape to Swit
There is still no direct news of the
fate of the former Empress and her
family. The Swedish Folkets Dag-
bladet says Foreign Minister Tchit-
cherin has denied the reported mur
ders. ., .
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 13! '(By the As
sociated Press.) - Events in Russia
which immediately, preceded the. sur
render of entente .allied interests in
soviet Russia to the Ministers of neu
tral countries were reported chiefly
through Boisheviki and German me
Lenine Precipitates Break. j
The entente Consuls were without
communication and their side was not
fully stated during the crucial days of
ariy August, when conditions became
so unsettled that they decided it was
necessary to the lives and prop
erty of their nationals under the pro
tection of neutrals. The real break
began July 29 when Premier Lenine
declared in a Moscow speech:
We are at war with the Anglo-
French imperialists."
International Law Repudiated.
Posters . reiterating similar state
ments were displayed over all Moscow
and great uneasiness was felt by all
the entente citizens because of threats
made in the Boisheviki press.
' The entente Consul asked Foreign
Minister Tchitcherin if the soviet gov
ernment regarded itself at war with
the entente allies and told him that
Premier Lenine'e statement must neces
sarily be regarded as a declaration, of
war - unless it was officially denied.
After considerable delay Tchitcherin re
plied: ., -
"The soviet eovernment is not mak
ing war on the peoples of the allied
countries and does not recognizs in
ternational law."
Many Women Arrested.
, On August 6 the French and British
Consuls and their staffs and many
members of the military missions of the
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 1.)
Progress of the War.
MARSHAL FOCH, pursuing his poli
cy of giving the Germans never a
minute's rest followed up the incisive
stroke of the Americans, which wiped
out the St, Mihlel salient in two days'
time by launching an offensive Satur
day morning on the French front along
the bend in the line around Laon.
The blow took Immediate effect on
the German lines, pushing them back
from one to two miles at points in this
important sector, where it is well nigh
vital for the Germans. to hold fast it
they hope to retain control of any con
siderable part of Northern France dur
ing the coming Winter.
Meanwhile the process of cleaning
up the St. Mihlel salient was being done
by General Pershing's troops, who so
far are reported to have effected the
capture of more than -20,000 Germans
as the result of the clean-cut drive of
the American first Army-,
There were indications In the re
ports from the front that the Ameri
can success might have done somewhat
more than straighten out the line
above the former St. Mihlel bend, for
the Germans were said to be retiring
near Chatillon, along a front five or
six miles to the northwest of the
former westerly lip of ' the salient.
They v.-ere probably forced to this in
the readjustment of their line to meet
the altered conditions.
With the lessening of the tension
on the St. Mihlel front, interest is cen
tering at present In the French assault
on the Ailette-Alsne front.
General Petains' troops here were
gaining ground where every yard was
extremely valuable, as the German
positions along the Aisne and the
Vesle to the east have been under an
increasing threat for some time by the
French advance on their left flank. The
advance will not have to be pressed
much further before a German retreat
on a wide front in this sector will be
By driving in sharply in his present
move Marshal Foch probably intends
to make untenable even the Chemin Des
Dames, the former German holding
ground north of the Aisne. He has
made marked progress already in this
by taking Mont Des Singes, south of
the Ailette. It is but a short distance
thence to Ainzy-Plnon line the capture
of which by Petain last Fall compelled
the German Crown Prince to fall back
from the Chemin Des Dames to the
Ailette llrse to the north.
The French prcgress here likewise
represents a renewal of the drive at
the St. Gobaln massif and therefore at
the citadel of laon, which that bastion
defends. Moving directly into the mas
sif further north above the Ailette, the
French are reported to be progressing
Along the Aisne the advance has
ftken the French some distance further
toward the east and they were early
reported, to have . reached , Mailly, on
the north bank of the AiSne, pushing
the. Germans back from the river as
th6y advanced. - - - ;
The British front has held Intact
against a series of German assaults in
what appears to be a fit of desperation
over the Inroads made in the defenses
of Cambrai by Field Marshal Haig's
forces In their recent progress. The
British successfully beat off several
such attacks at Havrincourt and
Gouzeaucourt, holding their valuable
positions on the ground in this sec
tion. 21,445 OF BRITISH LOST
More Than 4000 Killed in Week;
'Slight Increase Shown.
LONDON, Sept. 14. Casualties among
the British forces reported for the week
ending today total 21,445, compared
with an aggregate of 20,640 in the
previous week. The casualties were
divided as follows:
Killed or died of wounds: Officers;
563; men, 3514. Wounded or missing:
Officers, 1702; men 15,666.
America Offers to Lend $150,000,
. 000 to Electrify Railways.
GENEVA, Sept. 14. The Lausanne
Revue states the United States' has of
fered to lend 750,000,000 francs ($150,
000,000) to Switzerland to electrify rail
ways. Switzerland thus would become inde
pendent of German coal.
grew hi m
Nearly 100,000 Germans
Forced to Flee.
Americans Penetrate Enemy
Positions at St. Mihiel
for 13 Miles.
Doughboys Sweep Germans Up
and Go Forward With Pre
cision of Clockwork.
FRANCE, Sept. 14. (Reuter's.)
When the St. Mihiel operation began
there were from 90,000 to 100,000
Germans inside the salient. They es
caped at the rate of 1000 hourly, but
the pincher closed and trapped a
hitherto unknown number. The
13,300 already taken prisoner does
not include the bulk of those believed
to be trapped in the salient.' -
PARIS, Sept. 14. The prisoners
taken by the Americans in the St.
Mihiel operations number nearly 20,
000, according to Marcel Hutin, editor
of the Echo de Paris, among them be
ing 5320 Austrians.
Premier Is Satisfied.
Premier Clemenceau, who paid a
J brief visit to Marshal Foch on Friday,
informed M. Hutin that 2100 inhabi
tants were still in St. Mihiel when tha
Franco-American troops entered that
town, arid that the Germans had only
taken 76 of the French, for the most
part young persons, the night before
they evacuated..
"I absolutely refuse to give you any
other confidences but this things
will go very well," said the Premier.
LORRAINE, Sept. 14. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) (12:30 P. M.) The
enemy counter attacked against part
of the American lines Friday evening
and again during the night, but met
with an intense and accurate artillery
fire and recoiled. ,
More Austrians Captured.
The Americans took a few prison
ers in these attacks.
Hard fighting has taken plac in the
quarries northeast : of Fey-En-Haye,
where the Germans had placed one big
gun and many machine guns in a
well-defended position.
Additional Austrian prisoners have
been taken; native civilians said that
they, came in only a few days ago. ,
Artillery fire and gas shells were
sent against certain American posi
tions during the night, but they did
little damage.
The Americans are organizing their
newly taken positions rapidly and are
pushing forward exploitation parties.
Prisoners and supplies are being col
lected and roads are being constructed
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