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SALEM. OREGON SUNDAY MOIiMXd, JIXE 10, I9IK.
ihice five cexth
Dispatch Says Reorganization
of Ministry Is Planned De
spite J Threats of German
SLAVS AND POLES ARE
DETERMINED TO FIGHT
Late1 Siberian Developments
S Regarded as Part of
WASHINGTON. Jone 15. The in
ternal situation in Austria daily, be
comes tiora acute. An official dis
patch today from France says a re
organization of the ministry is plan-
nea in spue, or threats of the Ger
man deputies to go over to the op
position if the Seydier ministry re
signs. Several members of the cab
inet have threatened to give up of
fice ,the dispatch says, unless the
government convenes the reichsrat
in response to the demands of the
In reply to accusations of the Ger
mans that they are . trying to betray
the dual-monarchy for the benefit
of the eptente allies, the Slavs and
Poles have announced that they will
continue to fight for the realization
of their national aspirations at what
REGIMENTS GAIX SUCCESS.
WASHINGTON, June 15. Unex
pected developments in Central Si
beria, where Czecho-Slovah regi
ments are gaining apparently marked
successes against the soviet troops,
were regarded here today as possibly
marking the advent of conditions in
Russia which the entente allies have
bee nawalting as preliminary to the
adoption, of strong measures to pre-
veut the : further extension of Ger-
' man control over Russia,
, Officials have long held the belief
that continuation of German control
would terminate in the actual use of
Russian soldiers inf the German
army an dfor that reason means have
been sought for the beginning of a
campaign to restore the Russian.
(Continued on page 2).
It's a Fine Lot of
THIS NEW BUNCH
WITH FRENCH CUFFS
-toislinctive tasty, yet plenty of color smart. Excep
tio ortmeni Tof patterns affording ample opportunity
for personal preference. i
I $2.00 or Less
For Farmerettes as well as Sports. Jaunty, breezy.
coolytoUrrni. tasteT With the wide
cValL short sleeves, the
ty stripes-for out-door sports, utility conenxe
why, the -regular waists are small u'.0
men's workwear overalls, why not Shirts of such
unique design. . 17 "
ricCK OIZCS IrW
Prices : "
60c to $2.00
While Bargain Day completely wiped out some
of our special offerings, many broken lines re
main to be closed out ct the prices that prevailed
last Saturday. j
Irish Nationalists to
Return to Parliament
DUBLIN. June 15. Members or
the Irish Nationalist party have de
cided to return to parliament the
week after next.
, The Irish Nationalists temporarily
withdrew from attendance in parlia
ment as a protest against the gov
ernments proposal to apply con
scription in Ireland., The the sit
uation that induced the Irish mem
bers to'5 withdraw has been modi
fied by the government's proclama
tion calling for voluntary recruit's in
Ireland. s I ,
Organization of Boys' Work-'.-
ing Reserve is Most
Rev. II. N. Aldrich and O. B. Gin
grich, who are In charge of the work
of mobilizing the Roy Scouts and
the Working Roys reserve camps
throughout the district, are making
very busy days for themselves at
iprtcnt. They are demonstrating
that they have entered upon a stren
uous undertaking, for it entails not
only much travel and talking, but
the overcoming of an astonishing de
gree of inertia.
Visits have been made at Silver
ton, Monmouth and other sections,
wheree addresses were made and lit
erature distributed. The work of
enlisting boys and girls for the berry
fields is left in the hands of people
in each locality whom it is hoped will
push It along. Thus far there has
not been the response that might be
wished, but it is anticipated that In
side of the next week greater interest
may be aroused an da number of
camps of working boys organized.
" One such canip consisting of 30
members, has been organized -a Sa
lem. Possibly another camp will be
forthcoming next week, to be com
posed entirely of Boy Scouts. The
committee calls attention to the urg
ent need of supervisors and cooks
for the camps to be established. This
offers opportunity for a number of
capable and public-spirited people.
fair; moderate northerly
U. S. TROOPS
General March Gives Out In
terview Concerning Posi
tions Held by American
GRAPHIC PICTURE OF
Limited Capacity of Ships
Prevents More Rapid
Movement of Men.
WASHINGTON, June 15. To give
the allies a mastering superiority of
lumbers over the German invaders.
American troops are being rushed to
France as rapidly as transport ton
nage will permit. When the purpose
will be realized cannot now be for
told, but more than 800,000 men
have ben sent overseas and this
number will be increased to 1,000,
0G0 early In July. t
These (acts were announced today
by General Teyton M. March, chief
of staff, in inaugurating the govern
ment's new policy of giving news
papermen a weekly summary of- bat
tle conditions. '
Facing a great map with every
operation of the German offensive
shown upon it. General March drew
a graphic picture of a single gigan
tic campaign extending from Rheims
to . the sea where the allied lines
have been battered back in four suc
cessive phrases. The great wedge ot
assault has now been increased to
the allied lines, 66 miles from
Rheims to Ypres.
"In a condition of this kind," said
Geaeral March, "with a quick gest
ure at the map. where a new line
has to be held and where the attacks
of the Germans have ben made with
sueh large forces as they have, the
importance of getting American
troops to the front is more and more
"We now hare passed the 800,-
000 mark in trops shipped overseas
The extent of the American troop
movement was particularly striking
because Secretary Baker stated less
than a week ago that "more than
700.000" had embarked. The fact
that the figure had increased appro
Imately 100,000 in less than seven
days drew a Quick question as to
when definite superiority In man
power might be attained.
The matter of the number or
troop on the western fiont." Gen
eral March replied, "is' a question
that must be considered with refer
ence, not only to the enemy divisions
which have ben known to be there
all along, but with the potential in
crease which might be attained by
bringing divisions from the eastern
IArt! Main Objective.
"It is impossible to predict a day
Say a month ahead, or other defi
nit time when a mastering super
iority will be in the hands of the
allies; but the number of troops we
are sending acrosaiow is limited
only to the capacity of the ships to
curry them, and we intend to k?ep
that up." !
General March made it clear that
there is no doubt in his mind or in
that of the allied military leaders
that thee hannel ports are the main
objective of the whole Geran effort.
In terse sentences and with quick
motions toward the map as he fol
lowed out the strategy of the one
great battle, he outlined the situa
tion that General Foch is facing.
"The four drives." he said, "one
be ginning .March 21. the next April
9. the third May 27, ana tne pres
ent one, June 9. are all part of the
common sehemebf offensive. Con
sidering as a whole the succession
of attacks, the first penetrated the
allied line some thirty-six miles , into
Pica r dr. the second some fifteen
miles into Flanders and the third a
distance of 38 miles further along the
Marne. Under the present drive the
line has been penetrated an. average
distance of from five and a half to
six miles. '
Strain On Allied I.ine.
One very striking feature in con
nection with this whole advance is
the extension of front which the al
lies have had to cover as a result.
The total stretching of the line rroni
Rheims to the sea was sixty miles.
"In order to hold that extra line,
the allies have had to have more
troops than they had at the. start.
'Obviously the objective of the
German advance Is, first, the chan
nel ports, which would bake it nec
essary for England la shipping troops
to Ftanca to go farther out to sea
and a longer distance, making the
tuin-around longer and slowing up
the movement and making it more
dangerous: second. Paris, which, of
ronrse. is a greal strategic objective
because of its Importance rentiment
ally and practically to the people
AM trf these drives hare been
stopped. The present advance, is
more to stratifhten.out the German
line than it Is a military movement
(Continued on page 2).
McNary Asks Lower Rate
on Loganberry Shipments
WASHINGTON. June 15 Senator
McNary today conferied with the di
rector of railroads concerning the
reduction of ireight rates on logan
berry products and was infoimed that
it would be necessary for shippers
to apepal to the Interstate Commerce
commission and show that thep res
tnt rates are unreasonable and that
the railroad administration is power
It ss to change the same.
Justice Benson's Brother
Dies at San Jose, Calif.
Information reached Salem jester
day of the death at San Jose, Calif.,
of Sanford G. Benson, a brother of
Justice Henry I. Iensoa of the Ore
on suRpreine court, who left for San
Jose last night. Sanford Benson for
merly was a newspaper man and for
many years city editor of the San
J o;- Mercury. He was well known
in Oregon. Justice Benson was ac
companied to San Jose by his daugh
ter, Mrs. N. C. Briggs. Jr.
Stores Crowded with Eager
Buyers Saturday and
Money Flows Freely
FORMER EVENT ECLIPSED
Clerks Are Hard Pressed to
Handle Throngs That
Come to Town-
Salem's Second Annual Bargain
Day has come and gone. It was by
far the most successful merchandls
ing event ever experienced in Salefrn.
This is the almost unanimous verdict.
Last year's Bargain Day was a sue
cess, but yesterday left it in the
All day long the stores were
crowded with eager m buyers and
merchant and .purchaser alike wore
in expression of being well pleased
with Bargain: Day.
Wondeiful" said E. T. Barnes of
Barnes Cash Store. It certainly Is
a success a bene r it to botn custo
mer and community."
"Biggest Saturday I have had this
year." said M. Gale or Gale it Co.
"Better than last year," was the
comment of William Galesdorf.
"Very fine." said Mr. Newman,
manager of F. W. Woolwoiih com
pany. "My only regret I that we could
n't handle the crowds vrith the de
gree of service we always try to
render," said U. G. Shipley.
"Bigget day we ever had." Salem
"Been on the jump all day. my
sales have beon enormous; especially!
Universal langes." E. L. Stiff
"About the same as any other
week. We always have all the busi
ness we can handle." Theodore
Roth Roth's Grocery Store.
"One-third bigger business -day
than even ast year's Bargain Day.
It's an event every cltixen should
support and encourage." Kafoury
"A big rush all day. couldn't hand
le the crowds." O. E. Price Irice
"Needed a half dozen more clerks.
J. B. Littler The Bootery.
"Too busy to tell you how busy
we have been all day long." Mr.
Greenbaum of Rostein k Greenbaum.
"More than twice the business of
last year's Bargain Day." George C.
A wonderfal success the ban
ner day at this store the beauty
of it is the large sale is ous of
town people one sale alone over
$700 to Portland people." W. W.
Moore Furniture Store.
"We've Just been over tun all day.
Absolutely." Mr. Jarmnan. manager,
J. C. Penney company.
"It's been an agreeable surprise
to mc sales nearly $200 bigger
than last Bargain Day." Scotch
Woolen Mills Store. v
tore crowded purchasers want
ed bet quality goods too. I'm more
than satisfied." Th French Shop.
"Very god inded." O. J. Schel's
My Army shoes went like hot
cakes." Paris Shoe Shop.
"A very very successful event so
far as we are concerned." Hartman
"Why didn't ,you have Bargain
Day in the. middle of the week. We
haven't been able, to wait on our
country friends promptly." A. W.
"Never waited on so many poople
In a single day. Sampson ft -Gideon.
There were a number of the T.ar-
cain Day stoies whom the writer
did not find time to interview sur
fice it to say, however, that every
one seemed pleased and anxious for
another Bargain Day next year which
they promised to make even bigger
and better than tnts years event.
Fight in Filling Two Vacan
cies on School Board Will
Be Between Liberal and
PRESENT POLICY IN
Balloting Hours Are from 2
O'clock in Afternoon till
7 in Evening.
Accoiding to tradition and custom,
a school election is one of the feat
ures ot civilization mat tne average
citizen wilfully neglects as Uiing
none of his particular buinesa.
The election scheduled for tomor
row is likely to be an exception, for
differences of policy are Inolvetl in
the selection of the Candidates.
Four men aie in line for the posi
tions on the school board to be vacat
ed by H. O. White and Max O. Buren.
Mr. White has ben prevailed upon
to make the race for re-election and
the other candidate are II. K. Fem
berton. Chauncey Bishop and A. F.
Marcus. So far as is known thete
has been no open statement as to
policy from any of the candidates.
but it is understood among thoe who
have signed petitions that two ot
the group White and Bishop are
what may be termed liberals and
the other two" conservatives, in the
mater of the expenditure of public
funds for modem school equipment.
It is intimated that there 1.4 a clar?
of citizens who object to certain met
ropolitan feature that have Iwen and
are being' added to the school sys
tem, and that this clans will turn out
full force at the election tomorrow.
The two Members who are to be
elected tomoriow will serve for the
period ot three years. The polling
places will be in the room now oc
cupied by the employment office and
Red Cross lieadquarters. opposite the
pa. The hours of voting are from
2 o'clock in the afternoon until 7
o'clock in the evening. It should be
borne In mind that there are no long
er ' restrictions a to property hold
ings, every reentered voter being
qualified to vote at this election.
Officers Elected at Meeting of
1 Central Committee
Some facetious citizen, noting the
change in the atmospheric conditio
yesterday afternoon, advanced the
theory that it was brought about by
the conjunction of the Republican
and the Democratic county central
committees, meeting In the warn
building at th sar.ie hour. Occur
ring as they iiI In the hu-deyt part
of the buoy sason. and on .Saturday,
the attendance was not overwhelm
ingly large and the groups of faith
ful ones devatcd theins-dve strictlf
to the election of committeemen, co
other business betas brought up.
The meeting of the republican
central committee, which was very
well attended, was opened with an
address by Walter I. Tr-oze. who not
only discussed the local political sit
uation but dealt in an emphatic war
with war conditions and war activi
The following officers were clet
ed for the coming campaign: Walter
I Tooze. chairman: . N. D. Elliott.
secretary; Iten F. West, state com
mitteeman; W. J. Culver, congres
The executive committee' In com
posed of the following: E. P. Mor
rom, Woodburn: II. C Portr. Autt;!i-
ville; A. I. Lawrence. Salrn: S. J
Culver. Salem: II. E. Brown, Silver
ton: W. II. Hobfon. Statton; II. R
Peets. Turner. The chairman a.id
wcretary of the general committ
aer also members of the. ex?eitt!v
" Tho followlnr were elected to fll?
vacancies on the central ronmitfe:
A. I Lawrence, W. J. Culver. "N. ll
Elliott. E. P. Morcom and II. C. Por
ter. At the meeting of the Democratic
central committee. P. L. Fraiie- was
re-elected chairman, Kenneth Bayne
secretary and James R. Hamilton
state coiumiUf eman.
API-OINT WHITE DIRECTOR
WASHINGTON. June 13. Edgar
C. Snvder of Seattle. wa arpo'ntcd
todav a federal employmentd irertor
for Washington. Oregon and Idaho.
succeeding Henry M. White, com-
Lmissioner of immigration and con
riliation at Seattle, who has been act
ing employment director,
Bzdy of Aurora Man is
Recovered from River
OREGON CITY. 'June 13. The
body of L. M. Ftlts. who was drown
ed in the Willamette river near
Buttevih. on February 19, was re-tocit-d
late last evening and taken
to Aurora, where the funeral will be
ht-ld. The body v aa fousd by Bruno
Strove, a 13-j ear-old lad. who was
rowing up the river to Wilsoaville.
It was clinging to the brush on the
cist bank of the liver, jut a Quarter
of a mile fro rathe C: is ell landing,
tc which point it had to be toned be
fore it could lf taken freiu the water.
The corpse waa in a remarkably
good slate of preservation, consid
ering the length of time it was In
Felts was 4 5 years of age. and Is
suivived by his wife and a daughter,
aged 21. at home, and son. aged 20.
in the navy. He was a pieraber of
the. Masonic lodge of Aurora and bad
considerable property. -
French Again Occupy Coeuv-res-et-Valsery
Gains Made on Line-
FAR IS, June 15. Frcarh trcops
tmve reoccured Cot-uvrts-el-Valsery
(southwest of Soissons) .an import
ant strategic "point from which the
Hermans have been eniieavoring to
delouch their troops. The war of
fice announcement of this adds that
ground al.no has I "i n ruined around
To text of the Mateimnt reads:
"South of the Aisne a local oper
ation enabled us to drive the enemy
out of Coeuvre-ot-VaUery. which wt
occupied. We likewise enlarged o-ir
ground east of Montgi'brt. One
hundred and thirty prisoners an 1
haiMMii irn n:a amr guns irj ium .m
"On the rest of the front there U
nothin gof Importance to report."
CXTIML FOUWAUD POSITIONS.
LONION". June 1- BritUh troop i
in a local operation apturd the
German forward positions on a front
cf two miles north of Itethune. ac
cording to Field Marshal lUig's re
port from British headquarters ia
The text of the statement reads!
"The number of prisoners takea
by us ia the successful operation!
carried out last nigLt north of Beth
une is 1S6. We also raptured v
eral machine guns. Ah a result of
'this attack our troop have arlnd
poe5ion of the enemy's fjrward
positions on a front tf two miles, se
curing all ar objectives.""
Connfy enrf Cify Still
Tussle about Machinery
The city council will tuule again
Monday night with the problem of
hrthr the city paving plant stall
be b to the cocnty for work d ur
ine ia? ccminr summer. The coun-
tv ill continue to hold out Tor
tents a square yard av be rectal
price to be paid the city, while some
rt the aldermen, notably Alderman
Frank S. Ward will contend for I
ctatsx of 1 0 cents a ard to the coon
ty. The question promises to enliven
th- meetinr. It in believed that the
countv will endeavor to lea an
other plant if the city equipment can
not be obtained for tne lower figure.
IS TAKEN EAST
Fugitive Wanted in Connec
tion with Sedition Trial
Comes Long Way.
WAS RAISING CHICKENS
Capture Marks AnotherDra
matic Episode in Long
Story of Escape.
NEW YORK. June 15. Jeremiah
A. O'Leary, a fugitive from Justice
since the evening of the date sot for
his trial on a charge of vlolatinc
the epionaee art by pulication 'f
seditious matter in the anti-BritUh
periodical. Bull, and Jater Indicted
for conspiracy to commit trea.on.
was arrested at Sara. Wah.. and Is
on his way back to New York in the
custody of federal agents, it ' was
announced here tonight.
O'leary was found Wedrreday la
remote LaruW la Wahiagton
which I? about 27 miles north -f
Portland. Oretcn. No details were
made putdie concerning the purfoit-
Announterocnt of his capture
m?rks another dramatic episode ia
a ca?e which lready ha had mar.y
M'Tif.itional dvejpi. tens. Hi
brother John J. O'lry. and'Arthwr
L. Lyon, a busings associate, were
placed on trlil in federal court yes
terday unde an indictment charg
ing them with having aided him to
escape from juriedictioa of th
IN NEW DRIVE
Enemy Fail to Achieve Even
Preliminary Results Yhlch
Usually Follow Cnwhiaj
FOUR DIVISIONS ARE
SENT AGAINST BRITISH
Heavy Bombardment Opens
Late Effort; Nearly Whole
,ROME. Juni 15. Premier Orlan
oi declared that the Austrians had
failed to achieve even the prelim
inary results which usually follow a
Describing the operations the pre
A very violent bombardment be
gan at 2 o'clock, and at? o'clock an
infantry attack was launched alone
the wll le liae.
"The latent news which has
reached me sumarixing the situation
at 1 o'clock Is that oar troops JLar
offered magnificent resUtence.
A mefta.ge sent from th froat to
the premier conclude as follows:
A c Caparison of all report! re
ceived shows that the offensive wai
prewed only la the first sone f
rl.tanre. and rot even t a few
points has It obtained the effect
which the enemy must hat Loped
for from bis poaorfol boxnbardmtat
d the enormous effectives
lmnched an attack against tiri
our troops are resiftlsg magniri
centlr. - . - -
"Ni'irly I b whole of oar frcit
Ia eDgared. as the offensive emits i
with axtrcue violence from AUco
to the Ifrenta. from , the Brers ta to
the Plave and along the Ptav every
where. Involving the Attlro plateau,
the Moant Graphs sector and ti.a
gunfire is ivrexsn
VIENNA, via London. Jon IS.
The beginning of a great offensive
la indicated la the official eomunlr-
tton from Anstriaaa headauarters
"Gunfire Increased to great In
tentity on many rectors of th south
veil front early this morning. N
"On the Albanian front tw
French attack which wero carrtel
out jeterdarao rtawest of eiaaprca
te. broke dowa."
IXFAXTItV ASSAULT FOLLOW
LONDON. Jane IS. The war of
fice toaiaht burned tho following
statement concerning operatic aa c
the rUitlsh army In Italy:
"A heavy bombardment by tt
Austrian guns began along th en
tire fron from the ea to th Adit
at Z o'clock this morning followed
by infantry aaaaulta throaghost the
day. Four Austrian division at
tacked the British forcm."
F.XF3IY SUIPRISE FAtlJI.
ITAUAN ARMT HEADQUAR
TERS. Friday. Job 14. Th at
tempted sarpri attack by th Aus
trian ia the Tonal region today
a as decisively repuUexl by th Ital
ians with artillery and tnachln gas
fire and bayoned charges. Th fre
quent encounter wer spirited not
withstanding the cold and blindicg
darkneof th night. This action
was aa aftermath ot th on threo
weeks ago when th Italians tock
th Paradlso pas for th pwrpo of
protecting Val Gam on Ira and th Og
llo river and th westermost en
trance to the Italian plain.
HIGH TIDE OF
Big Rush of Work is Due fcr
Local Packing Plants
This work will mark th alga tiJa
Nf the straw her rr mikb with th
loerj fruit preerLn plants. Dur
in gthe pat week the berriea a. trill
nrdersized hot well eolorod, have
been coming to th? cap aeries 'at the
rate of from fifteen to twenty ton
a clay and several hundred voiuq
fc3d slrls are being employed.
The gooseberry crow It now pr?t'y
well takn care of though toes of
therri are still coming- In every day.
Early varietiw of cherries nave b"?a
arriving In limited tantities dorirtr
the week, a little off eolor but op !
ize. Neit week will them at
their best and the plant antlcipal"
liberal rn sign merits I spite of the
rcncral abartarc of the crop. Th
Salem Kings plant I finding timo t
hndl several thousand p"tid tf
strawberries a day ia addition to te