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Lake Moor Sunk in European
Waters on Maiden Voyage
on April 11, According to
Announcement Issued by
MISSING LIST INCLUDES
Five Officers Also Lost Few
Landed at English Port
Full Details. Lacking
WASHINGTON,' April 20. The
American steamship Lake Moor,
sailing on hor maiden voyage wth
'a naval crew aboard, was sunk
by an enemy submarine in Euro
pean waterg about midnight April
11 and five officers and 39 men
are missing, the navy department
announced tonight. Five erf ficcrs,
including Lieutenant Commander
Kinchen J. Powers, U. H.'N. It.' F.,
and twelve enlisted men, have
been landed at an English port.
' Full details of the sinking, the
department announced, have not
yet been received from Vice-Admiral
The Lake Moor was a cargo-
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d by the shipping board while
building in the United States for
a foreign company. She was -assigned
to the account o,f the navy
lartt January and sailed from an
Atlantic port the latter part of
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LOAN IS NOT UP
United States Must Speed Up
on Last Two Weeks of Campaign-Less
Than Half In
. WASHINGTON, April 20 As the
nation tonight completed half of its
four weeks third liberty loan cam
paign with subscription of fl,37J.
055.300, or a little less than half the
three billion dollars minimum total
reported to the treasury, cable dis
patches brought word that Germany's
eighth- popular war loan was Just
closing with $3,461,000,000 subscrip
tions. Tonight's treasury figures
brought the total of the American
people's contributions to war loans,
Including the first and second liberty
loans in one year of war up to $7,
179,000,000. With the addition of
the eighth loan, Germany has raised
.from her people in a little more than
three and onehalf years of war
about $20,800,000,000. Germany's
record as compared with the United
States was made the subject today of
a treasury appeal "to beat Germany
with Loth dollars and guns."
In thetwetve working days re
maining in the third liberty loan
campaign, $1,629,000,000 must be
raised to pass the three billion mark
and this will require a harvest of
$135,000,000 subscriptions a day. In
the past two weeks they have been
reported at the average rate $114,
O00.000 ,a day. Tpday's reports
from district organizations added
$169,3 4 1,00a to the totaL-
Assessment Notices Are
Mailed to Delinquents
One of the smaller activities of the
police department yesterday was the
mailing out of about eighty assess
ment notices to the residents of the
South High street paving district. At
the same time the city treasurer and
the city attorney were wrestling with
the long list of delinquent certifi
cates, which promises to prove an in
terminable task, a single property
sometimes requiring several hours to
Bill Passed by House
WASHINGTON. April , 20. The
naval appropriation bill; carrying
approximately $1,312,000,000 imme
diately available to mee the navy's
war requirements, was passed unan
imously by the home late today
without a record vote.
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IRISH PARTY -
Object to Help Constituents
Is LeaderAll Workers to
Sign Paper j
ENFORCED SERVICE IS
Pledge Adopted by Fifty-Men
rrom Honse of Commons at
LONDON. April 20. The Irish
party members of the house of com
mons decided today to remain id Ire
land during the crisis. Their object
in this is to help their constituents
fight against conscription.
MANY AT MKKTIX( j
(By Th AfocMcd frtu) j
DUBLIN, April 20. Fifty-five
members of the Irish party met hei-e
today and, with John Dillon presid
ing, unanimously adopted a resolu
tion "that In the present crisis we
are of thje opinion that the highest
and mosthnmediate duty of the mem
bers of this party is to remain In
Ireland, and actively cooperate with
their constituents In ppoJne; J the
enforcement of the compulsory mili
tary service in Ireland. The enforce
ment of compulsory military service
on a nation without Its assent con
stitutes on.) of the mort burial acts
of tyranny and oppression of which
any government can be guilty. The
present proposal of the Lloyd George
government to enforce conscription
in Ireland is an outrage and a gross
violation of the national tights of
In conclusion the resolution pledge
the party's influence and power to
Fifteen hundred delegates of
trades unions, meeting at the Man
sion house today, pledged resistance
to conscription and fixed next Tues
day as the day for the stoppage of
all work a sign of this resolve and
to enable all workers to sign the
pledge of resistance,
LONDON, ApHl 21. Following
the passage of. the man power bill
a royal proclamation was Issued last
night, cancelling exemptions grant
ed by tribunals and government de
partments to men from 29 to 23
years of age. There are certain ex
ceptions, the chief ones being doctor
and men holding certificates granted
by colliery recruiting corps'.
OF FIR WOOD
Fire of Incendiary Origin De
stroys Fuel Belonging to
IS SET IN 30 PLACES
Flames Are Under Control,
Though Still Burning, at
Flre of incendiary origin .destroyed
an est'. mated fifty cords of wood be
long'ng to the state cottage farm
last right. The wood was located
in ricks on the Hheridan place about
two miles out' from the farm. The
fires were set in about thirty differ
ent, places and had gained much
headway before discovered. Through
the efforts of about fifty men from
the state hospital and from the farm
the flames were under control though
still burning at midnight.
A large amount of wood, all of
excellent fir variety, and represent
ing the cutting of two years, has been
piled as cut' on the Sheridan place
for ue at the state farm. The cut
ting has been done by patients.
"The fire was of incendiary origin
without any doubt." said Dr. R. K. L.
Steiner, superintendent of the state
hospital last nlgbt. "The fact that
It was started In about thirty differ
ent places shows this. Another In
dication is that the ground on which
tha wood is piled has has been burn
ed over, so there was no chance for
the flames to have started from
PEACE AT ONCE
Workmen Sign Petitions for
Formation of New Cabinet
Country in Despair
AMSTERDAM. April 20. Accord
ing to Vienna advices to the Cologne
Volkss-Zeltung the Czech and south
ern Hlav leagues .after a conference
on the change In the foreign minis
try, have announced that their par
ties will continue the effort to ob
tain Immediate pear for Austria
Hungary. . .
According to a telegram from Bud
apest a half hour demonstration
strike took place there today. All the
facto res stopped, trsmways ceased
service and workmen signed petitions
demanding the appointment of a cab
inet which would carry, out the de
mand of secret suffrage.
HITt'ATIOX PAK?Ft U
WASHINGTON, April 20. The
feeling In Austria Is one of despair,
despite the claims that Germany Is
making as to what the offensive wlil
accomplish, according to an official
dispatch today from Franc.
"In spite of nil the sensation the
Germans are making in Austria about
their offensive." says the dltspatch,
"thev are preserving a definite ap
preciation of the painful situation
with which the monarchy Is strug
gling. The difficulties are Inextrica
ble. Heavy clouds are gathering In
Bohemia and among the Jugo-Slavs
and even the decisive and rapid vic
tory promised by the Germans would
not bring much relief to the present
perplexities of Anso-Hungary.'
Friday, April 26, Set
Apart as Liberty Day
PORTLAND. April 20. (Special
to The Statesman) President Wil
son has issued a proclamation dealg
natlng Friday, April 26, as Liberty
Day. He requests the people of th-
United States to assemble In tbelr
rennet I m . communities , to nledae
again their financial support to the
nation's cause ana to noia patriotic
demonstrations under direction of
tbe Liberty Loan committees. He de
sires that the nation's response to
third Liberty loan should express in
unmistakable terms the determina
tion of America to fight for perma
nent peace aad Justice. All govern
ment employes whose service can b)
spared may be excused at noon Fri
day, April 26, for the purpose of par
ticipating in celebrations.
EXPLOSION IS .
CAUSE OF LOSS
OF FLORENCE H.
American Vessel Sunk in
French Port Cause Is
SIX SURVIVORS FOUND
Probably Porty-One of Crew
Are Dead-v-Extent of Dam
age Not Reported
WASHINGTON. April 20. An In
ternal explosion wrecked the Ameri
can steamship Florence II., -in a
French port on the night of April 17
with a probable loss oMi members
of the Crew. The blowing up of the
vessel was reported to the navy de
partment today by .Vlce-Adralral Alms
but the disnatrh gave few details.
Further details are awaited by the
naval officers, who were anxious to
know whether the cause of . the ex
plosion hsd been determined or
whether any damage had been done
to the port or to other vessels In the
Hesldes the civilian crew on the
Florence H.. there were 23 men In
the naval srmed guaVd aboard the
vessel. The names of six survivors
of the guard hsd been received by
the department tonlsbt as follows:
AIoyMus Joseph. Rngelhardt, Ne
Ieonsrd Oraham Johnson, New
Leonldas LaFayette Llvesay, South
John W. Rorrers. next of kin not
known, but enlisted at New. Haven,
Ray Hampton Smith. Rayvllle. N.Y.
Horsce Campbell Woodworth, of
Hyde park. Mass.
Llvessy, Rogers, Smith and Wood
worth were slightly burned In til
erploslon but their injuries are not
The department announced that
the .names of other survivors would
be msde public as soon as. receive J
from Admiral Sims. V
COXDOV MAX LISTKD.
NEW YORK, April 20. The name
of II. I Cudahy, Condon. Or., third
mate .Is among those who signed
aboard the Florence H. prior to her
sailing for Philadelphia, whence she
proceeded to Europe.
Airplanes Flying at Low Al
titude Attempt to Disorgan
ize American Fighting Men
Attack of 1200 Huns on
Two Machines Downed
IS SURPRISE TO ENEMY
Germans Had Evidently Pre
pared lo Occupy Trenches
(By The Attociated Pre)
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY
IN FRANCE. April 20. Twelve
hundred German storm troops, the
largest number ever concentrated
against the American troops for an
offensive operation, . were hurled
against the American positions on a
one-mile front west of Renneres for
est, northwest of Toul,. today, after a
terrific bombardment of gas and
blrh explosive shells.
The enemy succeeded in penetrat
ing the front line trenches and tak
ing the village of Seleheprey, but
after furious hand to' hand lighting,
which was still going on at nightfall,
tbe American troops recaptured the
village and most of the ground lost
In the early fighting. I
No Americans were taken prisoner
but three Germsns were captured. '
Flyers Have Little Luck. .
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY
Germans have made a strong at
tack against American lines. German
airplanes, flying at a low altitude,
attempted to disorganize the Ameri
can fighting men, but two enemy
aviators were brought down and tbe
others driven off.
The Germans suffered heavy ess
ualttes and the American lines re
mained virtually Intact. .
The German airmen poured ma
chine gun fire Into the American
troops, but the anti-aircraft bat
teries came Into play and American
airmen took the air. bringing down
two of the enemy planes anVi dis
persing the others. All the Ameri
can airmen returned safely.
Hnn Irrnaml to Stay.
The attacking troops carried ra
tions and entrenching tools. Indi
cating thst they- Intended to occupy
tbe American positions for a long
period. A heavy haze overhang the
sector! when the attack began.-but
later there was a brilliant sunshine.
The American artillery men did vali
ant work, the men on many of the
batteries wearing gas masks.
Thel enemy's casualties are believ
ed to have been the heaviest sustain
ed by them thus far in any opera
tion against American troops. Num
bers of German dead are -lying la
No Man's Land In front of the Amer
ican trenches. v
Ambulance Near I Joes.
The correspondent viewed the
battle from a hill a short distance
behind the lines. Trains moved to
the front with great regularity and
scores of huge shells were seen
banting, throwing up clouds of
white smoke In the neighboring hills.
The heavy rumbling was heard' all
The American ambulances tore
proached to within a short distance
over tbe shell torn roads and sp
ot the front line. Numbers of men
In the rear positions begged their
commanders to be sent up to assist
the Infantrymen bear the brnnt of
the attack. The men of all services
were eager for sn opportunity to
fight the enemy In the open.
The resistance offered by the
American troops was a surprise to
the enemy, who expected to break
through with little difficulty.
Village Am Contract.
Contrasted with the activity of
the Americans behind the- lines,
scores of old men. women and chil
dren were seen peacefully employed
In the fields, apparently unmindfitl
of the furious fighting which Is go
ing on less than five miles away.
The troops in nearby towns eagerly
sought news, expressing confidence
In the. Americans and .hoping for tbe
chance to take part..
All the Americans moving to the
front were in the highest spirits a0
wsved their esps to the cheering
Ilaid Mail- at tit. Mllilcl.
A German raid against the Ameri
can positions north of St. Mlhlel this
morning was easily repulsed. The
American troops withdrew from part
of the front line and allowed the
Germans to enter It. They then
drove thm out,- the enemy leaving
two dcd In the tenrhes and one
fierman lieutenant dead on the wire
Two wounded Germans were made
prlHnners but died later.
One of the American patrols en
countered an enroy patrol In an
other part 'of this sector and dis
persed the Germans after a short
fight. All the Amer(cans returned
, - The commander of one of the
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SALEM HIGH IS
Dewey Probst and Phillips El
liott Successful in Debate
PORTLAND, April 20. (SpecUl
to the Statesman) Though their
style of delivery was excellent, and
their points well presented, John
Gavin and Francis Radley, represent
ing Tbe Dalles righ school and the
negative side of the question, "Re
solved, TVist at the end of the pres
ent war tbe United states should Join
a league of nations which shall pos
sess the power to enforce the deci
sions of an international court," lost
the decision In a debate tonight at
tbe Vashlngton high school auditori
um t Dewey Probst and Phillips El
liott' of tbe affirmative, representing
Salem high school, by a vote of 2.
The winners are to meet the rep
resentatives of Marshfleld high
school for the state championship In
the near future.
Percy A. Cupper Calls Atten
tion o Necessity of
Early Action .
It is not too early to prepare for
Irrigation of crops In the Willamette
valley tills yesr, according to Percy
A. Cupper, assistant state engineer.
V . '
Many persons in ine vsney expect
to Irrigate If the season Is as dry as
last year.' says Mr. Cupper. "But
not enough of them are making tve
necessary preparation. Unless they
prepare now they will be too late to
save their crops If tbe season Is dry.
Uy tbe time thev can ascertain def
initely whether the season is going to
be dry If will be too late to prepare
for Irrigation and to ssve the crops.
A twenty-year record shows that
during tbe months of June, July and
August tbe Willamette valley has
ram tnan Santa Fe, N. M.. or Den
ver, Colo., during the same months.
WHEAT WILL BE
Fanners Must Give Up Quan
tities of Grains Held in Stor
age After May 15
TO SEARCH FOR SURPLUS
Hoover Holds it Patriotic Du-
ty to Give Up All But Part
Held for Seed
SPOKANE. Wash.. April 208 All
wheat held on farms In this state
which Is nos necessary for home use
will bo requisitioned after May IS,
according to -an order Issued by
Charles Hebberd, food administrator
for Washington, tonight The order
says In part: .
"Tbe latter fart of March a call
was issued to the farmers in pursu
ance or tbe request of Herbert Hoov
er, ttat they bring to market by
May IS all wheat in their possession
except the necessary reserves for
"Most of the surplus wheat on
tbe farms has already gone to mark
et. There are however, considerable
quantities in some localities still re
tained. In some esses holders of
this wheat have been Influenced by
pro-German motives In some Instan
ces by the erroneous expectation of
receiving a higher price. t
"The food administration calls
upon all grain producers, as pst
riotle service, that they bring to
market by May 15 all surplus wheat.
If I ie local miller Is unable to buy
atl of the wheat offered It should be
marketed In the other customary
trade channels through which It will
reach the food administration grain
"ounty . food admlnistrsts are
asked to secure at once all possible
d:tta as to surplus stocks of grsrn
remaining on tbe fsrms In their re
spective counties and to report to the
federst food administrator - of the
state on Msy IS each case where sur
plus grain is still held on farms."
riUM;KICM AN KKMIU.VH
Kl'OKNK, Or., April 20. The rea
Ignalon or Miss Margaret I'plegber.
reference librarian at the L'nlversUv
of Oregon, kgalnst whom charges of
pro-tiermanlsm have been made from
time to time during, the jast few
months, was accepted without com
ment by the board of regents of the
university In session today. Miss
I'plegber plans to leave at once for
the east, where she has accepted an
Americans at Seicheprcy
- North of Toul, Held Bad
Attack of 1200 HUNS c:
Front of Nearly r.:i!5 I
Length With, Slight Lex::
RENEW HEAVY FIGHTING
ON ENTIRE WEST LiKI
Forces of Six Nations Toget!
er in Battle Area Ready U
Strike as Soon as Prep:
American troops guarding the La
tie Jlne that 'passes through the 11-.
tie villsge of Seleheprey, north of tt
city of Toul. have administered ad'
feat to the Germans. Attacking ovr
a front of nearly a mile, the enem?
to tbe number of 1200, attempted t
smash their way Into the America?
positions but General Pershing's tie:
fought savagely and, where they wcr,
forced to give ground, counter-at
tscked and drove the enemy back v
his own lines.
The American losses are said t
have been smalK while the enemy I
reported to have lost severely. '
North of St. Mlhiel the America'
lines were subjected to an attempt e
raid by the enemy, who was drive.
ff. leaving dead and prisoners
May Irir at Amiens.
Renewal of heavy fighting is no
mentarily looked for along thewet
era battle front, not only on tfc
Flanders line, but the south, in tb
omme area, where the Germs c
made their bid for a quick victor:
last month and failed In their larj
purpose or dividing the British an:
French armies at a single stroke.
Reports from the front show that
signs are not wanting that tne Gt
mans purpose attacking again In tb
Against this blow the armies of si
nations are standing together In th
bsttle area British, French. Ameri
csn. Belgian, Italian and Porta rac
divisions resdy not only to rervl
the Inevitable attack, but to strU
back when the proper moment com".
Apparently tbe allies have thrown lr
only enoupgh of their) reserves t'
bold the Germans, conserving their
strength as fsr as possible. It ha
been noted, however, that when tfc
necessity of holding became Impera
tive the holding power was there.
. Pause to Organise.
In the north, the enemy, after h! '
bitter reverse of Thursdsy and Fri
day along the Glvenchy-St Venae t
line south of the Lys. apparently I
psusing to orgsnlte more thorougM"
for attacks upon Mount Kemmel, tbr
domlnstlng peak In .the ridge son"
which the British are holding firmly
southwest of Tpres.
Field Marshal Halg found hlmsei
able to take the aggressive on- Fridav
eight and carry out an operation
which deprived the Germans of ever
small gains as they had been forrf :
to- content themselves with whr.
Thursday's battle wss over. By thl
intensive British action the line a
It stood before Thorsdsfs German
attack was completely restored.
The British, appsrently, are ex
pecting some new move by the enemr
lu the Arrss region snd Frldsy nlM
F.ritsh detachments advanced In a
big raiding operation on a front or
nearly a smile south or the Bcarp".
near Ileauralna. taking prisoners and
capturing machine guns. .
Ilenewed Attack F.sperted.
A renewed attack here woald be a
logical proceeding ror the German,
It would appear, after thetr fallnr ;
to gain ground striking south fro'i
the Lys satlent with the bending bark
of the British line south of La Has
canal n one of their presumed oV
The French. appsrenUy. tre look
ing for a renewal of th Gerrnsn of
fensive south of the Bom roe at no
distant date .as was Instanced by thl
week's move on General Pctaln's part
to- improve his defensive posltlops
along the Avre, southesst of Amlem.
Tbe French gslned the essterly sW
of the heights overlooking the river
by this move and on Frldsy BlzM
they hsd the best of a reconnolterln-;
enconnUr In this sector, repelling a
rsid and taking sonje prisoners them
selves. - From Harbin. Msnrharla. comes a
report thst the Bolshevik aithorltlci
have ordered: the munitions and rp.
plies thst have accumulated at Vlad
ivostok to be shipped to Kuropesn
Rsssla. Tbe entente allies hsve lost
leen concerned lest these raluabi
ritterlsls of war fall Into the hsndt
or tbe Germans.