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Disputes Settled by War La
bor Board Telegraphers
and Freight Handlers Also
J1AY 1 FINDS NATION'S
ElooSey Walkouts All Called
Off by Councils Public
war labor board today avert d the j
strike of the pulp and paper worker I
called for May-1. in th ni.n. H8rTice
toe international Pauer
wmcn manuracturs sixty per cent
f the American consumption, and
started toward conciliation of diffi
culties involving commercial t tele
graphers and New York harbor
On, eight-houy and an increased
i scale of pay demanded by th paper
workers were taken under consid
eration by the board, upon an agree
ment between union officials and em
ployers, that the board's adjustment
would be made before July 1, and
that wage increases. If granted,
would date, from May L, In the
meantime the Federal Trade com
mission will consider the awards in
fixing prices for paper. i'
President Newcomb Carlton,! of the
Western Union Telegraph company,
and Edward Reynolds, general man
ager of the Postal Telegraph com
pany, agreed to come before . the
board Saturday to respond to a com
plaint t resented by representatives
of the Commercial Telegraphers' un
ion that operators ar being dismiss
ed by the companies all over the
United States for-joining the anion.
S. J. Konenkamp, of Chicago, presi
dent of the union, told the board
that authority to call a striko was in
Continued on pare 8)
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Fire Alarms Terrorizing
Lewiston School Barns
LEVISTOVN7lnt., April 30.
Klames which broke out in the Fer
gus county high school building late
tonight while the fire department
was fighting two fires in two other
part of town, completely wrecked
i tructare. While the school
building was burning, a fourth fire
Flrtmen who arrived first at the
high school building found a five
gallon can half full .of what they
declared ,was a mixture of gasoline
and kerosene on a landing of the
stairway and the stairway was
ablaze. The loss is estimated at
Citizens, armed with rifles, were
patrolling the city late tonight. Sev
eral weeks ago German textbooks
were taken from the high school
building by a crowd of citizens and
burned in the public square.
TrpUky Urges Decree
for Compulsory Service
MOSCOW,. - Tuesday. April 23.
Leon Troi-ky, the Bolsheviki minis
ter of war and marine, snestkinor at
a meeting of the central executive
last night, urged the issuance of a
decree for compulsory military
Fearing destruction, Russia must
have an army," he said, "We don't
know thejhonr when we will be open
ly challenged by the imperialistic
enemy threatening us in the east."
The central executive adopted a
resolution providing for the train
ing of workmen, peasants and un-
employed from 18 to 40 yeas of
age for eight consecutive weeks, at
least twelve hours weekly.
Boys from 16 to 1ft will be trained
in similar manner. Woman may vol
unteer. The enlistment will be for
a minimum of six months and de
sertion will be punishable by im
prisonment and loss of citizenship.
' League Holds Convention
ST. PAUL. Minn.. April : 0. The
Non-Partisan league . held a secret
state convention here this afternoon
and after the meeting it was an
nounced that candidates were chosen
for attorney ceneral, secretary of
state and state treasurer. It was
stated that the names of the candi
dates would be made public from
The meeting was 'harmonious.' It
at per yard. .. ,?x.yo
Shock Felt Throughout Im-
perial Valley as Far East as
Phoenix and Yuma, Ari
zona El Centro Cenfer
IN ADJACENT TOWNS
Crowd at Chautauqua Thrown
Into Panic People Es
cape From Hotel
LOS ANGELES, April 30. A
single earth tremor lasting forty
seconds wes felt throughout the Im
perial -valley in Southern California
and in Western Arizona at 9:30 to
night, j Only slight damage at var
ious points have been reported late
The Bhoefc appealed to have been
most severe at EI Centro, which is
across the San Jacinto mountain
range from San Jacinto and Hemet,
which were seriously damaged by an
earthquake April 21 and which has
experienced recurring shocks of
slighter intensity almost daily-sjnce.
Reports from San Jacineo and Hemet
tonight indicated no shocks, were felt
At El Centro a crowd attending a
Chautauqua lecture in a large tent
was thrown into a near-panic and
guests at the leading hotel rushed
out of the building, some escaping
in? night clothing by way of fire es
capes. No property damage was re
ported. At Calexico plate glass windows in
a building under constructions were
cracked and goods were Jarred from
shelves in a stpcery store.
At Yuma. Ariz., and throughout
the Yuma valley, houses were shak
en and' people awakened from their
sleep but no damage was ' reported
theie. Brawley and Imperial, in the
Imperial valley, were slightly shaken
but no damage was done. -
LASTS FKW 8ECOXIW.
PHOENIX, Ariz.. April 30. Tuma.
Ariz., felt an earthquake shock which
lasted for a Tew seconds at ':33
o'clock- tonight. The1 quake was
felt all over the Yuma valley but was
not severe enough to ! do damage
though it arousedpeople who were
In bed from their sleep. .
PEOPLE FLEE FOK SAFETY.
EL CENTRO, CM., April 30. A
heavy earthquake shock lasting about
thirty seconds was felt here at 9:35
o'clock tonl?it. Doors and windows
rattled and people fled from -their
homes to the open for safety. Early
reports indicated no damage a?
. PLATEtiLASS BROKE.
CALEXICO, Cal., April 30. An
earthquake shock felt here shortly
after 9 o'clock tonight broke plate-
glass windows in a 'store building
under construction and Jarred mer
chandise from shelves in a grocery
store. No further damage was re
ported. GERMAN HOPES
Soldiers Are Told What Prus
sians Would Have If They
Made Peace Terms
WASHINGTON, April 30. Dom
ination of the coast of Flanders, col
onization of Coiyiand, Lithuania and
a large part' of Poland and posses
sion of the coal and iitn mines In
France and Russia, would be the
fruits of "the true German peace" as
outlined in a political catechism
which has been d$ivered to the Ger
man soldiers on the weRtern rront
An official dispatch today from
Franceald that when the catechism
was, read before the reichstag by
Deputy Noske, the minister of war
said- he was ignorant of it. where
upon Deputy Erzberger replied that
he had delivered a copy of this
pamph'et to the minister several
weeas agn. r
"The catchbm which was distrib
uted with the approbation of the mil-J
itary authorities," the dispatch said,
"contains such sentences as these:
'Democracy Is the worst of ail
regimes. The democratic parties of
the reichstag wanted to force us by
means of strikes and seditions to
sign a shameful peace. Money is the
main rpring of democratic regime.
The motto libeity, equity, fraternity,
cloaks an association of Internation
al brigands. Parliament is a 6hop
for gossips. The true Gerlnan peace
will give ns for colonization the
lands of Courland, Lithuania and a
largei part of Poland as well as the
coal and Iron mines in the west and
In the east. .This peace will assure
us the domination of the coast of
Smart Youngsters on
'Horns of Unpleasing
Species of Dilemma
Some of the smart Juvenile
population of Salem are on the
horns of a particularly unpleas
ant dilemma. They must ei
ther lose some perfectly 'good
bicycles or go to the police sta
tion and answer for disturbing
a house party in the 1400block
on North Summer street last
Several boys on bicycles, it
seems, invaded the premises
and created a disturbance l y
knocking on the doors and
otherwise making themselves
obnoxious. Someone called iLe
t police, and ka their hurry to get
away ine irujm leu uieir oi
cycles behind. Two of the bi
cycles were brought to the po
lice station, while others were
hidden where only the pollen
know where to find them. .
Plebiscite Now Being Held
Favors Union With Serbs
LONDON. April 20. A dispatch
sent out today by Renter's Limited
"It has been learned Trom Serbian
sources that unmistakable signs of
an approaching revolution in Austria
Hungary are becoming daily more
evident. A plebiscite is being held
among the Serbs, Croats aqd Slo-
venes in favor of their union with
Serbia and Montenego in one nation
al Independent state under the scep
tre of Kinjr Peter of Serbia. The
prime archbishop of CarnMola Is at
the head of this movement.
"Demonstrations of a ery serious
character are taking place in the
Ju go-Slav provinces. Now comes
news that - at the request of the
Austrian government, and with the
sanction of the pope, the nuncio at
Vienna has opened a disciplinary In
quiry against the archbishop, of Car
niola for placing himself ar the head
of this revolutionary movement.
Great development are expected."
Hengstler Only One Not to Es
cape Term in Federal
HINDU CASE IS ENDED
Bopp and Von Schack Given
Maximum Penalty Total
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30.
Trial of the world-wide Hindu con
spiracy case, which was punctuated
with sensational exposes of German
secret diplomacy and the killing of
two defendants in the court room,
ended here today with the sentencing
of twenty-nine of the conspirators.
Various fines and prison terms were
imposed by United States Distrfct
Judge William C. Van Fleet, who
heard the case. The total of the
prison terms was twenty-three and
two-thirds years and the , fines
Louis T. Hengstler. San Francisco
admiralty lawyer, was the only de
fendant to escape a prison sentence.
Judge Van Fleet had imposed a
county Jail term of four months on
Henrstler, but remitted it after
Hengstler made a plea to tbe court
"protesting: his Americanism and de
nouncing German Imperialism. A
fine of $5000 remained agalnsf him.
fienruin Kylem RUunol.
The blame for the conspiracy mas
placed squarely up to the German
supreme command. Judge Van Fleet
characterized the Hindu conspirators
as mere raispaws or tne ruin less
Prussian military system." and told
them that had theii revolution suc
ceeded and they had leen placed
under such a system they would
LEpare no effort to throw it off.
The German roreign; oince. em
bassy at Washington , and consulate
at San Franckico were the nerve
centers of e world-fluag plot to
wrest Indian rule from England.
Judge jVan Fleet said !n sentencing
Frank liopp. Wllhelm von Hrlncken
and E. von Schack. the heads of the
consulate. Hopp ami .von Schack
were Riven the maximum sentences
provided by the violated neutrality
laws, two years imprisonment and a
$10,000 fine. on isrincken was
sentenced to serve two years, this
sentence to run concurrently with a
similar Judgment banging over him
as a result of hi alleged participa
tion In bomb and dynamiting plots
against the government of Canada.
(Continued on page 2)
Von Aram Makes Futile
Smashes in Fbnders No
Change in Positions
Flanks Hold Brilliantly
French Make Dashing Attack
on Point German Artil
lery in Great Duel
WITH THE. BRITISH ARMY IN
FRANCE. April 30. Further des
perate smashes by Von Arnim's army
against the allied lines on the Fland
;ers battlefield yesterday afternoon
and evening met with no more suc
cess than lh(. enemy's - futile and
costly attempts earlier in the day
to break through and capture the
hill positions west -of Kemmel.
Not only did the British and
French maintain their positions at
virtually all parts In the face of fur
ious onslaughts, but during tbe night
they re-claimed several bits of ter
ritory on which the enemy had suc
ceeded in getting a hold.
Locre had again fallen into Ger
man hands late yesterday, but the
French once more made a dashing
counter-drivp and thrust the enemy
out of this Important place.
. Same As Monday.'
The allied lines in Flanders this
morning were to all intents the same
as when the Germans surged for
ward yesterday and in front of the
defending positions gray uniformed
men lay in great numbers, represent
ing me awiui price-paia Dy ine uer
North of Kemmel the British and
French, countering in conjunction.
also pushd forward somewhat dur
lng the night and bettered their po
sitions. At one time yesterday the
Germans, actually had some men on
the lower slopes of both Mont Rouse
and the tecb.erpenbc.rg, after they suc
ceeded in driving a small wedge Into
the French line between these two
Fierce fighting continued
Locre all day, and the enemy saeri
flced great numbers of. men In an
attempt td push through here.
Flanks Hold WelL
In the mean time the flanks were
holding brilliantly against successive
shocks. Particularly bitter battle
was waged ""astride the Kemmed-La
Clytte highway, near the Junction of
the French and British. Here the
enemy tried his favorite trick of try
ing to divide the two forces, but he
iuuiiu du epuis.
At Rldgewood .west of Voorme-
teele. heavy fighting also continued
throughout the day, the Germans
losing great -numbers of men .both
killed and wounded.
It is impossible to say how many
attacks the eaemy made at this point
during the course of tbe day; they
came forward in waves throughout
long hours. There was no Cessation
of the terrible battle. ' The wonder
Is that the allied troops were able
to hold in the face of such onslaughts
(Continued on page 2)
SEVEN MEN TO
1 1 t
More Drafted Men Leave Sa
lem to Report for Mili
tary Service -
Another group of seven selected
men have received their final class!-
ficstions from the local exemption
board and wllj be sent to Portland
to report for duty Thursday morn
ing. The names are as follows:
Harl O. Clancy. Des Moines, la.
Holis G. Inrels. Salem.
Charles E. AVood. Cascade Locks
Ivan Darby. Silverton.
Edmund C. Warner, Silverton.
Ferdinand K. Barnlck. Salem.
Ralph W. Miller, Salem.
These men will be called to the
court house Thursday morning and
escorted to the depot by members of
the G. A. R. and other citizens.
Some conception of the amount of
clerical work that has been done In
the local office of the exemption
board may be derived from the fol
lowing figures by Chairman W. I.
There have passed through the
hands of the board and been accept
ed Tfor military service 2?7 men.
There have been listed fourteen de
linquents, thirty for the mergency
Meet and ftrty-five for limited mili
tary service; remedied group B,
twenty-one. Total number of men
inducted sinceDeceraber 15. 1917,
sixty; numbenyof men called but not
inducted, eight. .Seven Class I cases
are still unfinished, and thirty-eight
Class J men are not yet examined.
As all men listed require the filling
out of several formidable blanks and
record cards, the total requires an
Interminable . amount of clerical
What Next? They Want
Governor p Shirt Now
HELENA Mont, April 30. Gov
ernor Sam -VV Stewart today receiv
ed a request ftom Miss Eugenia A.
Stnart, of the Des Moines, la.. Red
Cross, for his shirt, which Is to be
auctioned off for Red Cross aprons.
Miss Stuart explains that the gov
ernor of every state is asked to do
nate similar article of apparel. As
the governor's proportions are gen
erous be answered that he hoped his
shirt would make a half .dozen
Plans for Increasing..
Army to Be Submitted
WASHINGTON. April 30. Plans
for increasing the war army to keep
pace with the accelerated movement
of American-soldiers to tbe battle
front In France, will be laid befere
tbe house military committee by Sec
retary Baker within a day or two.
Mr. Baker said today arter a. pro
longed session of the cabinet that
he would be ready to submit his es
timates In that time.
What increases are to be asked
has not been disclosed but the report
most widely circulated Is that an ad
ditional million men will be provided
for the appropriation bills submitted.
bringing the army up to more than
The accelerated movement of the
troops to Europe Is proceeding very
smoothly and officials are much en
courared br the showing of the
Drouth Hits Michingan;
Amendment m Effect
DETROIT, April 30. Michigan
Joined the ranks of the "dry" stales
at midnight tonight: At that hour
the constitutional amendment adopt
ed by the voters 18 months ago be
came operative and affected 32$ 5 sa
loons in the state.
ARGUMENT. OF .
Qlcott Erases Statement in
r ampniet -1 nai is consid
ered Libelous '
BROWN . GIVES OPINION
Telephone Altercation - With
Eugene Candidate Pre
Because of statements appearing
in the argument of James Fulierton
of Eugene, Republican candidate for
the legislature, which Secretary of
State Olcott considered libelous
against the University of Oregon.
publication of the Lane connty. elec
tion pamphlet was held up yesterday
until Olcott could ascertain through
an opinion from tbe attorney gener
al whether he had the right to elim
inate the -objectionable passages.
Attorney General Brown issued his
opinion late yesterday, holding that
the law Imposes upon the secretary
of state the responsibility of editing
the matter published in the campaign
pamphlets and that he has a right to
make the eliminations.
. Claims School Is Immoral.
One of the objectionable state
ments reads as follows:
"He has worked to do away with
the immoral conditions at the univer
sity, so the parents might feel safe
to send their sons and . daughters
there, and if elected will Introduce a
bill remedying tbe present awful con
Another rtatement read:
' "If given a chance he will make
the University of Oregon a fit place
to send the youth of our state and
do away with the graft and rotten
ness that now exist."
Fullerton'a argument Is signed by
W. J. Williams. Sam Spores. Mary A.
Woods and K. B. Parks. Upon ob
serving the statements which he con
sidered objectionable. Secretary Ol
cott called Fulierton by telephone
and asked him if he would object
to the elimination of those parts of
the argument. Fulierton is said to
have objected angrily. whereupon C4-
reott requested him to ask the oplon of
the signers of the argument. Fuller-
ton called Olcott later and informed
the secretary that he had seen three
lf the signers and that they objected
to the elimination and would ''stand
Ilnmn flake Ruling.
Referring to the statement present
ed in Fullerton'a behalf. Attorney
General Brown says:
"You ask whether or not you have
the authority to edit the same by
eliminating what you deem objection
able matter before you deliver the
statement to the state printer.
The law has Imposed upon you the
responsibility of editing the matter
published in the state campaign pam
phlet, and has vested you with power
and discretion. to omit the following
paragraphs If yon deem them con
trary to public policy and to the wel
fare of the state."
This part of the opinion Is follow
ed by. a quotation of the paragraphs
objected to by the secretary of state.
Efforts to Break Allied Lines
Fruitless; Capture of Locre
Only Success in Three Days
British and French Hold
SNAP GONE FROM HUN "
Austrian Again Make Peace
Moves Italy Object of
Again there has come a pause In
the battle of Flanders.-where the
-ground everywhere Is covered with
tne gray-clad bodies of German dead,
and the British and French are hold
ing securely to all their positions.
From Saturday until well into
Monday night General von Arnln's
forces continued theia efforts to
break the British lines on the Ypres
salient and to press back the British
and French from the high ground
to the southwest, bat everywhere
their efforts were fruitless. True,
they gained their objective and again
captured Locre. but a counter-thrnst
forced them out again and at last
accounts the. French were holdinr
the Village. V
F.nemy rushed Hack.
.' In the hilly region Just to the
north of Locre. the British also pub
ed back the enemy at several points,
notably - between Kemmel and La
Much of the snap of the German
attacking forces has been absnt
from the maneuvers thev have been
j carrying out in Flanders nn"er the
stiffened line of the entente troops
which has been apparent since last
To the south, near Amiens, and to
the east, around Noyon., the enemy
likewise has failed In all his attempts
to push further forward. The Brit
ish, east of Vlllers-Bretonneux. which
lies directly east of Amiens, have ad
vanced their front and la the Noyon
sector, the Frefich have re-estab
lished their lines which the Germans
previously had captured from them..
The Germans'on various sectors
of the line are still barling tons of.
sieei againsiine uruisn ana. French
positions, bat the allied sans are
everywhere answering them in kind.
It Is not improbable, that at a
meeting of the lnter-allied war coun
cil in Parts Wednesday, which will
be attended by tbe American. Brit
ish. French and Italian representa
tives, measures having la view the
turning of the tide cf battle will 1
uppermost In the discussions.
., Aftstri Uneasy.
The emperor of Austria-Hungary
is again reported tn Swiss advices to
be holding out the olive branch of
peace this time in the direction of
taly. He fs said to hare appealed to
Italy to consider the proffer in her
German and Austrian newspapers
are beginning to express their fear
concerning the entry tf the United
States into the war, which they pre
viously had referred to with scorn.
We must hurry and obtain a solid
victory by arms before the American
forces arrive, is the tenor of their
plea to their peoples.
PARIS, April 30. In the sector
of Noyon the Germans in attacks to
day made gains In advanced French
trench elements, but later were driv
en out and the French have re-estao-lished
their lines, according to the :
official communication issued by the
war office tonight.
In the region of Han gar d there
has been a violent bombardment.
OXLY iJTtCAU FIGHTING.
LONDON. April 30. Except for
local fighting at different points,
there has been no Infantry action to
day, says Field Marshal Halg's re-,
port from British headquarters in
' "In a successful counter-attack
last night at Locre the French troops
captured 94 prisoners.
"Further reports confirm the fact
that the enemy's losses were very
heaw In his unsuccessful attack yes
"South of the Bora me our patrols
brought In a few prisoners. Beyond
the ususl artillery activity on both
sides there is nothing further to re
ENGAGEMENTS IX FLANDEKS.
BERLIN, via London. April 30.
The official statement froiji. general
headquarters today fuys:
"Infantry engagements developed
on Isolated sectors on the Flanderi
battlefield. Nrth of Voormexeele
and- Vlcrstraat. we captured several
English trenches. Strong detach
ments, which' were penetrating' tV
enemy's lines near Locre came in
(Continued on page 8)
Fair; moderate westerly wjnds.