ANNUAL RACE MEET EDITION GILLIAM COUNTY'S OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER I Number 4 TTmridiy, May 30, 1918 ic on the Street HUN OFFENSIVE COMES TO STOP UnlUd Pnm Paris, May 30 The Allies are holding the enemy at all points on the Aisne, according to the official report this morning. The battle continued fiercely all night long and fierce fighting is going on today. The French are still holding the western outskirts of Soissons. The Germans have re peatedly attempt with frightful cost, to oust the French and take this position but failed utterly. Fiercest fighting continues in the region between Vezelly and Soissons and along D'Artennes road which is Bouth of Soissons and twenty miles from the orig inal battlo line. French Official Report Paris, May 30. -The official re port issued this morning said: "The French troops, gallantly sustained by reserves, are oppos ing the German advance with great tenacity. Franco-British troops broke up all assaults on their positions at Brouillet near Vezelly and Thiilais near Rheims and northwest of Rheims on the St Thierry heights. HUNS LOSE 520,000 United Preu By Henry Wood U. P. Correspondent with the French Army, May 30. The Germans have lost 520,000 men since March 21, according to the most reliable compilations. vThis means that the enemy lost 2000 men in each division used. APPOINTMENTS VETOED United PrM Washington, May30. It was learned here today that the ap pointment of Generals Wood, Bell, Scott, Barry and MorriFOn for overseas, assignments have been vetoed. These are all prominent army men. Three of them were formerly ctajefa.; jof stiff and one assistant chief, Bert Brown is over from Wheel f county this week. DY. Tilcltenzie came ofrerfrom Fossil yesterday to see the races. ADMITS SMASH HDSTSAW UP United Pma Zurich, May 30 That Ger many's present offensive is not meeting with the success that was expected M shown by the fact that the German grand headquarters issued a notice to day to the German people telling them not to expect the "present advance to continue at the same rate that has been maintained for the past few days. The reason for the slowing up of the attack is the increasing strong resistance of the Allied forces. MILLION G0NE ACROSS United PrM Chicago, May 30. Senator Lewis, in a Memorial Day address here today, aaid that the United States has an army of a million men on foreign soil and is - now the second in naval power. Dr. O. F. Cathev is ud from Portland today. " "4. V.- v , 3 Our remembrance for one da; of the service, of ,Jth dead U val uable only if It' inspire in us, the living, their spirit of devotion. k 1 k 1 1 4 AMERICANS SMASH HP ATTEMPTS TO RETAKE CANTIGNEY AND DIG IN United Pmi By Fred Ferguson With the American troops in the field, May 33. -The Ameri cans are still holding Cantigney in spite of repeated furious Ger man attempts to retake the town. The fifth successive counter at tack by the Germans was decis ively repulsed last night. The Germans laid down a heavy bar rage for this fifth attempt but HOME TROUBLES HINDER AUSTRIA United PrM Geneva, May 30. Au3tro-Hun-gary internal disorders have par alyzed the plans for the contem plated offensive against ' Italy, declare the dispatches from Innis bruck. Serious riots have brok en out again at Leibach and also at Gratz where the Slavs and Jugoslavs . have at tacked the Austrian troops. . The soldiers fired into the crowds, killing and J wounding several, ...I he recent riots at Prague "Were decidedly serious. It is estimated that there Were two thousand casual tics there. '" ": ' " -;iv' 1 FIVE RACES TODAY; CONDOtTSBESTMEET There were five races today, a special five-eighths mile run having been arranged for a purse of $125. The general opinion seems to be that the races this year are better than last year, in fact the best ever seen here. Tomorrow's program looks good and should bring some exciting finishes. The program follows: Free for all trot $200 2:25 pace 150 1-2 mile run 125 3-4 mile run. .. 150 j 1 rtrt-M ' K. E. Graham and son. Doc, came up from Brownsville'yes terday to close up thir "business Here; They have' Vflnefttm near JBrownsville. Mf7G;Grah'ara ia one of the pioneers 'of this county. the America,! artillery immed iately responded with a heavy fire, effectively smashing the German protective barrage. The American machine guns raked the enemy positions from end to end. The American troops are strengthening their new posi tions rapidly and the infantry is digging in regardless of the enemy's constant shelling. ECLIPSE BEST IN NORTHGIUIAM Condon folks who want to get the best view of the sun's eclipse on June 8 should journey down to the top of the bluffs in the Nook, between Blalock and the mouth of the John Day. The center of the path of totality crosses exactly where the John Day empties into the Columbia and the Scientific American gives this point as one of the best for viewing the wonderful spectacle. The path of total eclipse travels just on the other side of Rock Creek so Condon is just f on the fringe with probably 99 per cent of totality. The total eclipse will last about one minute and 53 seconds and although this is a short time, the sight one will see if in the path of totality will be will worth traveling a few miles. The shadow of the eclipse will pass through this county about four o'clock in the afternoon. People who do not have a tele scope or opera glasses should use a smoked glass. SMALL CASUALTY LIST United Presl " y- , Washington, May 30. -Thirty-five names were included in to day's casualty , list- Five were killed in action, 2 died from' wounds, 9 werewoundedeverelyl and the remainder were lightly wounded. Leland Stie wer of Fossil was inj CtondonfoifllMaJfor the races. J W. Kr-Prne-was up froool Rock Creek yesterday.