Condon globe. (Condon, Gilliam Co., Or.) 189?-1919, May 31, 1918, Annual Race Meet Edition, Image 1

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    ANNUAL RACE MEET EDITION GILLIAM COUNTY'S OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER
Number 5
Friday, Hay 31, 1)18
5c on the Street
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FRENCH HOLDING
FAST AT SOISSONS
Are Holding Western Part
of City; Germans Attempt
Flanking Movement.
United I'rrm
Paris, May 31. By a severe
attack in the Ailette river region
between the Conoyle Chateau
and the Oiariver, the Germans
have definitely cunBu!idatej their
Alane and Picardy fronts, nc-,
fording to the announcement of
the war office this morn in sr. Ap
parently this attack watt an at
tempt to flank the Allied forces
below Noyon and swing behind
them, forcing them to withdraw
or be cut ofT. It was frustrated,
however, by t!ie stubborn resist
ance offered by the French in
their slow withdrawal from
Blerancourt and Epagny. The
fighting here was furious. Epagny
is six miles northwest of Soisaons
and Blerancourt is five miles
northwest of Epagny and eight
miles southeast of Noyon. In
the center the Germans advanced
lightly toward the Marne but on
the left the French are still hold
ing , the western outskirts of
Soissons. On the right the French
counter attacked fiercely and cap
tured Thillois which is two miles
west of Rheims.
GUNFIRE, EXPLOSIONS
HEARD IN BELGIUM
United Prow
RamsgaU-, Enuiand, May 31.
Excessively heavy gunfire was
heard here for five hours last
night, sounding in direction of
Belgium. Several terrific ex
plosions were also heard and each
was accompanied by a great flare.
(Ramsgate is directly across the
English channel from Belgium
and about thirty miles from
Calais. No further reports on
developments there have been
secured.)
Mrs. W. A... Graves underwent
a erious operation yesterday at
the local hospital 1 The operation
appears to have been entirely
successful and Mrs. Graves is
doing nicely.
HUNS FORGET COMPACT
AND BOMB HOSPITALS
UatMd Piom
With the Americans in Picardy,
May 31. Although the booties
had obtained immunity for Ger
man towns during Corpus Chris
tie through the intervention of
the Vatican, they evidently figur
ed (hat the agreement was a one
sided affair for German aviators
attacked three hospitals behind
the American linen on Corpus
Christie eve, dropping many
bombs. Their machines Bwooped
low enough so they used their
machine guns also.
BRITISH PEOPLE
SHOW OPTOMISM
United I'rau
London, May 31. Thanks to
the stubborness of the resistance
offered by the Allied force Tri
heroically defending every inch;
of ground and maintaining the,
closest co operation between the
Franco and British troops, the
German thrusc toward Paris has
undoubtedly been checked even
if not' definitely stopped. The
Allied troops in retiring did so
very slowly and in the most ex
cellent order. The reserves are
supporting in good shape. The
developments of the past 24
hours brilliantly demonstrate the
value of a supreme allied com
mander. The British press and
public is more optomistic today
than a.iy time since Monday.
Not one criticism of the French
retirement has been heard any
where. The overwhelming nurn
ber used by the Germans is ap
preciated as is also the superior
ity, gallantry and coolheadedneis
of the allied defenders.
POPE EXPRESSES DEEP
SYMPATHY FOR RHEIMS
Uolud Ptm
Rome, May 31. Cardinal
Lucon wired the Pope that he
was preparing to leave the be
sieged city of Rheims. ' The Pope
replying immediately, told the
Cardinal that he shared the
sufferings of the people of Rheims
and expressed the greatest sym
pathy for them.
HUN SHELL HITS PARIS
CHURCH; 18CASUALTIES
Voltad Pmm .
Paris, May 31. Eighteen cas
ualties resulted yesterday when
a German long range shell struck
a church during tie Corpus
Christie ceremonies. This bom
bardment was carried outinppite
of the fact that it had been
agreed not to attack any city out
ride of the war zone during
Corpus Christie.
AMERICANS WASTE NO
AMMUNITION ON HUNS
, United Prm . '
By Frank J. Taylor .
U. P. Staff Correspondent with
the American Army in Lorraine,
May 31. American officers who
have examined the bodies of
dead German soldiers report
that practically each one had
been shot through the head, or
heart, clearly demonstrating the
quality of American marksmanship.'
MORE MEN LEAVE THIS
MORNING FOR SERVICE
Fourteen more Gilliam county
men mobilized this' morning for
service in "the United . States
army. They art Howard Rice.
W. E. Dun lap, Claud Rickard,
Earl Rickard, J. V. Edwards, Roy
Holland, G. W, Caldwell,.. Isaac
Cooper) H. R. Stephens, A.iL.
Chapman, Gordon Hall,'. A. ,N.
Taylor, R. F. Cunningham .and.
B. H. Payne. The first t-ight
left Condon .this morning on the
train, the next four named will
join the party at Portland, Cun
ningham went from Spokane arid
Payne mobilized in , Tennessee,
The local party was in charge of
Howard Rice.
Fifteen men from. Wheeler
county, also left this morniu
with the local party and all will
go direct to Fort McDowell, Cal
ifornia, to enter service in the
Coast Artillery. '
Miss Mary Ogilvy of Clem is
in Condon to attend the races.
Sheriff Kelsay of Wheeler
county is in Condon today.
GERMANS DESIRE
CATHEDRAL CITY
Direct Attacks Failed and
Foe Will Probably Start
to Encircle City.
United Prau
By Henry Wood
U. P. Staff Correspondent with
the French Armies, May 31. It
is evident that the Germans are
determined to capture Rheims,
but their every attempt in this
direction has been held up. Else
where the enemy plans to carry
out a wide encircling movement
and particularly to the southeast,
hoping to thus surround the city
and torce its evacuation by the
Allied forces. In this movement
the Germans are expected to in
crease their pressure between
Brouiilet and Janvy with the in
tention of breaking through along
the Andre river.
HUNS BOMB RED
CROSS HOSPITAL
United Pra
British Front, May 31.-Ger-man
airmen, on Corpus Christie
day, again bombed British hos
pitals far behind the lines, killing
women, nurses, doctors and pa
tients and firing buildings. The
enemy dropped flares which re
vealed the; buildings and then
,dropped many huge bombs. One
i bomb scored direct hit on
i a large hospital which prominent
ly'displqyed a large Red Cross
sign. The building was wrecked
at.d many are atiti pinned under
neath the wreckage.
' The British front is quiet with
the exception of the neTer-ceas-ing
artillery action-
A Red Cross auction will be
held this evening at 7 o'clock on
the street in '. front of. Bock's
meat market and Fair's grocery.
Among other articles to be auc
tioned are some beautiful quilts
and some fine plants which have
Tomorrow at the race track the
sheep will be sold at auction and
also some chickens, a gander and
several other donations.