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CAMPAIGN T VERDUN
After Terrific All Night Battle French hu i Germans from
Fort Douaumont-BIoody fighting Along Entire Verdun
Front Since Saturday-Slaughter More Deadly Every
Hour As Battle Lust GrowsBloodiest Night In History
of Europe British Driven From Trenches by Bavarians
Paris, May 23. After all night fighting of great fury,
French troops expelled Germans from all except the
northeastern corner of Fort Douaumont it was officially
announced today. This is one of the greatest victories of
the Verdun campaign.
All Paiis is celebrating the triumph. It was declared
by the war office that French soldiers re-entered Fort
Douaumont after storming German positions along a
mile and a quarter front.
Further gains were also reported on the west bank of
the Meuse. The French are how convinced that the Dead
Man's hill stronghold is impregnable.
News of the French victories was partly offset by
word of British reverses near Vimy ridge. The Bavarians
there thrust back the British lines to remove the threat
against their holdings which has existed since the British
took the" offensive.
Bloody hand to hand fighting has continued along
every foot of the Verdun front since Saturday. The
slaughter along the hills northwest of Verdun is growing
deadlier every hour. Trenches have been pounded to dust.
Infantry are locked in bayonet struggles to the death.
The most intense battling is occurring at Hill 304, Dead
Man's hill, and connecting positions west of the Meuse.
Heavy German charges on both sides of. the Meuse
were repulsed, except north of Thiaumont farm, on the
east bank, where Teutons gained entrance to a trench
recently seized by French.
When today's official, communique
v.-ns issued, tho conflict was growing
more terrific every minute following
one of tlie bloodiest nights iu the. hist
ory of Europe.
Amid the ruins of Tlounmont German
detachments were still offering heroic
resistance. With bayonets, hand gren
ades, trench mines and clubbed mus
I.ets soldiers fought individually there,
Tefusing to retreat and dying where
they crouched. In the meantime the
French engineers wcro busy strength
ening their hard won gains, expecting
violent counter attacks.
One of the most spectaenlar episo
des occurred on tho west bank o'f the
Meuse where, shielded by a dense
cloud of poison gas, behind a screen of
quid fire, the Germans advanced by
a brilliant charge and entered a French
trench. Hundreds or Frenchmen wear
ing gas masks and clothing to protect
ttiem against the flames lurked in their
bomb proofs until the Germans swarm
ed in. Then they dashed out in tho
midst of the German cheers, killed
Many enemies and ejected all survivors
Fast of Hill 304 German bugles
naunnW a charge in forco and n wedge
ntiuped column of men ran toward the
French, intending to divido their rnuki
und outflank ono detachment holding
on important position. Word of the
attempt was immediately telephoned
to the massed batteries of "seventy
fives" in the rear and a well directed
curtain of fire dropped into tho front
rink of the Teutons, obliterating it
nd sending tho remainder of the
column, back iu confusion.
Emperor is Confident
Vienna, May 2-1. Emeperor Franz
Josef iu an interview today declared
I ABE flARTIN
A bnyN idea of a tightwad is th
frllrr who waits f-r a few pennies ia
limine. A bi'e in th' hive is worth two
in th ' bonnet. '
he was certain that the central powers
would ultimately triumph. He praised
his troops for their successful offensive
against the Italians, and also said it
was a mistake to underestimate the en
emy. "They proved exceedingly
brave," said the emperor.
1 'Tho enemy fled from Tiorg where
much booty was found," said the state
ment. "Our Graz corps crossed the
border, pursuing the defeated enemy to
tho Monte Velnn. fortifications, which
are now in our hands. We captured a
total of 188 cannon. An Austrian aero
plane bombarded railroads between
Sandona Dipinvo and Porto Gruardo."
Germans Capture Blockhouse.
Berlin, May 23. Germans captured
a blockhouso south of Camard forest,
northwest of Verdun, it was officially
announced today. The moat violent
fighting raged around the position all
night. A furious battle is raging m
tho ruins of Fort Douaumont, but the
stronghold is declared to have been re
tained by German soldiers.
British plans for a counter nttnek
south of Givoncjiy were observed by
aviators. Advances on Roclincourt
were repulsed, said the war office.
Iu the Meuse district, fighting be
came very lively owing to strong
French count ex nttneks. Assaults east
of Hill 304 and south of Dead Man's
hill wore repulsed.
Fast oT the Meuse terrific infantry
engagements wore reported. The French
were admitted to have entered some
Germnn positions, but flank move
ments were hurled back by counter at
tacks. Douaumont was- still firmly in
German hamls when the last dispatches
Victories were claimed in fighting on
Combre Heights', Meuse Heights and
southeast of Verdun. There has been
no change on the eastern and Balkan
The German official statement, while
admitting that the French are on the
aggressive, specifically denies the
claim that practically all the wreckage
of shell shattered Fort Douaumont is
iu French hands. Berlin says the en
gagement is progressing with the ruins
held by Germans.
Italians Still Give Way.
Geneva, May 23. Despite desperate
resistance, the Austrian armieo today
ore steadily pressing forward against
Viceuza, the Italian Verdun, on the
first anniversary of Home's war
declaration. Austrian artillery is bom
barding the snow capped peak of
Monte Pasubio, 21 miles northwest of
Viccnia. This summit bars the north
ern entrance into tho valley.
The whole Tyrol front is the scene
of most desperate fighting, h-outh of
Koverto, the Italians are making a
herojc stand near Sereavalle while
their guns mounted on Monte Baldo
shell the attackers.
Southeast of Roverto, Austrinns
crooned into Italian territory at three
place. Koine reports bloody fighting
in this region or a see-saw character,
first one side and then the other reach
ing the border. Rome expresses con
fidence in the result of the conflict.
It is believed in Home that the Au-
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Asquith this afternoon moved
in the house of commons for a
war credit of 300,000,009
pounds, or $1,500,000,000.
This brings tho itotul war
credit ti $11,900,000,000. As-
quitb. declared that without
loans from Great Britain the
. allies would be unable to eon-
tinue joint operations. Greet
Britain cannot hopo at this Ume
to diminsh its loans to the el-
lies, he said, and it would be un-
wise to count on British expen-
ditures falling below $23,750,-
000 daily. The expenditures now
amount to $24,100,000 daily.
BE ALIVE IN ALASKA
They Are the Women Victor
Innes of Eugene, Was As
cused of Killing
Seattle, Wash., May 23. Seattle and
Snohomish police arc endeavoring to
day to trne Mrs. Patrick Buckley and
her sister,' who lived in both cities in
1914 and 1D15 and the latter went to
Seward, Alaska, but who are now be
lieved to be Mrs. Eloise Nelms Dennis
and her sister Beatrice, Nelms, formerly
of Atlanta, Ga., for whose supposed
murder their brother-in-law, Victor B.
Innes, of Eugene, Oregon, was recently
tried and acquitted in Toxas.
The older woman was known as Mrs.
Patrick Buckley, wife of a Snohomish
suloonnian, when they lived in that
city. Chief 0f Foliee Bylling and City
Attorney M. J. McGuiuness, of Sno
homish both remember them. The lat
ter was Buckley 's attorney.
Mrs. Buckley owned somo property
in Seattle, but was not known by that
name. McGuinness says he received a
letter recently from , Dawson, Yukon
territory, from Buckley, who said ho
was going prospecting.
These Discredit Story.
Seattle, Wash., May 23 Information
tending to discredit tho theory that
Mrs. Kloise Nelms Dennis and her sis
ter, Miss Beatrice Nelms, of Atlanta,
Ga., were living in this city and in
Snohomish after they were reported
murdered two years ago at San An
tonio, Texas, was given out today by
Kdward G. Will and J. M. Nisbet, Seat
tle realty dealers.
Both men expressed themselves as
confident that Mrs. Paul Buckley, form
erly of Snohomish, who was identified
by City Attorney M. J. McGuinness, of
that city, as being Mrs. Dennis, yester
day, is not one of the missing sisters.
Nisbet and Will say they knew Mrs.
Buckley four years ago, tho former be
ing particularly well acquainted with
the Buckley family since that time.
Mrs. Buckley transacted considerable
real estate business through Nisbet and
Will and is still paying on some Seattle
property arm purchased two years ago.
The name she Bigned to the contract
was "Alice E. Buckley."
Buckley und his wife lived for more
than two years in a cottage on Nint
teonth avenuo north, here, according to
tho two realty men, later moving to
Snohomish for a short time, and then
"Buckley is now deputy United
States marshal at Unaluska," said Will,
"and I am sure since seeing the pic
ture of Mrs. Dennis and her sister in n
local newspaper, that neither can pos
sibly be Mrs. Buckley."
Nisbett said: "I have known the
Buckleys well. I am sure Mrs. Buck
It y is an old time Alaskan. She was a
nurso before she married and an uncle
who died two years ago in Nebraska
left her some money. Sho has a dungh
ter named Dorothea, 7 or 8 years old. I
never heard that she had a sister."
J. I). Floury, a sawmill hand, of
Aberdeen, Wash., sent word to an at
torney for Victor E. Innes, who was
tried recently for their murder and
acquitted, that he and a man named
Joe, had ridden on the truio with two
women between Snohomish and Seattle
in August, 1914. One woman was a
Mrs. Buckley, he said, and he saw in
her hand a letter addressed to "Klois
M. J. McGuinness, city attorney of
Snohomish, furnished the information
to an attorney iit Atlanta which caused
the belief that the sisters were alive.
Mads Heroic Attempt
to Rescue Her Chillren
Oakland, Cal Miy 23 Mrs. May De
Mello was sufferini'g from burns and a
broken arm today as the result of a he
roic but vain attempt to save her two
children from death when gasoline ex
ploded in their home last night.
The dead children arc Willie, aged
12, and Sadie, aged 2. Their mother
was in the yard when thn explosion
.wcurred. Banning into the flaming
house, she carried her boy to safety,
then returned for the baby but e-euld
not find it.
Meanwhile, the boy, cmr.cd with
pain, ran back into the fire mid climbed
into the sink, where his charred body
was found Inter. Neighbors rescued
the mother, dragging her out doors by
mniu force while she struggled to re
main and hunt for her baby.
Number Vastly Larger Than
Is Needed In Pursuit of
FORCE IS LARGER THAN
THAT OF AMERICANS
Condition of Mexicans Deplor
able Many Facing
Washington, May 23. Thirty thou
sand troops, twenty thousand aiorc
than General Obregon promised to have
distributed, are marching northward
from Saltillo, Durango and elsewhere,
according to state department informa
Officials indicated that tho number
of troops in the main oody was vastly
more than needed for the pursuit of
bandits. How far north the Mexicans
have come wag not stated.
Genoral Thevijio, in command, is re
ported to have artillery. It is regard
ed that fiold guns are not needed in
the intended work of hunting outlaws.
If the estimate of his forces is correct,
the Mexican troops outnumbor tho
Americans in Mexico.
Trooper Bailed Comrade.
YA Paso, Texas, May 23. Trooper
Robert J. Dyer, of Troop D. Sixth cav
alry, is in tho guard house at Fort
Bliss today, chargd with tho murder
of Trooper llanamy of tho samo troop.
Both men suffered a crcat deal from
the strain of hard riding with littler
water oirt short ratt:s during the trip
from Dublan to Columbus. They quar
reled during the march ovor a game of
cards. Dyer shot Hanafy. He will soon
be court martialed. His friends believe
that his privations with the army have
doranged him mentally.
Are Facing Starvation.
Washington, May 23. The underly
ing elements of national life money,
industry and food aro in a deploruble
condition in Mexico, American consuls
reported to Washingtoin today. Their
statements gave the administration o
sevcro shock when laid before the presi
dent and his cabinet.
Tho report pictured cases of absolue
starvation in Mexico. It is not known
what the administration plans to do
and considerable interest is manifested
in its decision.
PORTLAND WILL ALSO
Preparations Being Made for
Preparedness Parade Night
of June 3
Portland, Or., May 23. Preparations
wc;e in lull swing today for a pre
paredne.is parade June 3, when Port
land will follow tho lead of New York
The parade here will be at night to
iusu-'O a larger number of 3hilian in
the marching line. The date was fixed
and aracgemcnts start.'J ar a meeting
last night. Judge C. U. Gnnteubcin
was named chairman of the committee
iu charge. Mayor Albce started the
movement upon receipt of a telegram
from Mayor Thompson of Chicago urg
ing Portland to join other cities in
raining their voice for preparedness on
The state militia, several squads of
police, the Spanish war voteruns, civil
wjr veterans nnd ofner similar organ
izations will nugment the crowds of
plainclothes civilians in the marching
line. It is planned to have at least
or',000 people in the parade.
Cyclones Visit low.
Pes Moines, la., May 22. Cyclones
which rngeil through several western
states Sunday did $20,000 damage and
injured eight, none seriously, it devel
ifc 3fc )c 0C sft 3f( 3C 3ft 3C
AND HIS NAME'S SMITH
Now York, May 23. Among
twenty thousand women one '
lono mnn, II. T. Smith, of Ful-
ton, Ky., husband of the presi-
dent of tho Fortnightly club,
will sit as n alternate delegate
in the National Federation of
Women 's clubs convention here.
"Bet you life I'll attend all
meetings and receptions just
as it I wore skirts," he snid.
PROTEST SENT ENGLAND
Washington, May 23. -Fresi-
dent Wilson today completed
his protest against seizure of
United Statos mails by tho Bri-
tish. It was sent to Secretary
Lansing at noon with tho cxpee-
tation that it would be cabled
to London immediately.
The communication is largely
legal in character. It closes
with instructions to Ambassador
Page to renew vigorously com-
plaints already made by the
United States. The discussion
relates toCthe practice of -Bri-
tish cruisers holding up Amer-
lean mails carried in neutral
vessels and taking them to
English ports where the letters
aro subjected to censorship.
This practice is outsido the
palo of internuti nnl law, the
president 's note charges.
Will Take Position Nothing
: Can Be Done Until Both
Sides Desire Peace
By Robert J. Bender,
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, May 23 President Wil
son is working on his addross to be
delivered Saturday morning at the
meeting of the League to Enforce
Peace. Ho is confronted by a most dif
ficult task. Strong pressure is being
brought on Americans to havo the
president outline somo definito peoc
plan. On tho other hand, Premier
Briund's declaration that there will be
no pence until tho allies win decisive
ly indicates that the entente powers do
not desire to talk peoco now.
In consequence, tho president will
probably contont himself with notify
ing tho world that ho is ready to open
channels for penco talk whenever the
belligerent nations are ready. He will
ulso discuss how peace is "to bo pre
"Wilson is going to New York tomor
row fyor the wedding of his physician,
Dr. Carey Grayson.
Are Backing Roosevelt
New York, May 23. Iiegular Re
publicans yesterday opened headquar
ters for n Roosevelt boom. The Kooso
vcltinns are all former jaft men, and
there aro no progressives among thom.
They plan to sh,rtly 'novo to Chicago.
George Von L. Meyer, former secre
tary of the navy, is chairman of the
delegation. He has nn appointment
with tho Colonel at Oyster Buy for this
It is believed thnt Roosevelt will be
persuaded to make a brief whirlwind
campaign through the middlo west, fol
lowing his speech at Kansas City oi.
To Be General June 3
Chicago, May 23. Chicago's pre
paredness day parade movement swell
ed to hugo proportions with tho an
nouncement at parade headquarters
that processions will be hold in hund
reds of western cities and middle west
ern cities on June 3, the date of the
Chicago page int. Word wns received
that demonstrations were being plan
ned for the following cities:
Milwaukee. St. Iuis, Cleveland, Des
Moines. Grand Rapids, and Joliet, It
was also declared that there would be
narades on the Pacific Coast, in San
Francisco And Los Angeles.
ROSEBURG MAY BUILD
IIP AL RAIL
Votes to Amend Charter 557
to 94, so City Can Finance
i Timber Road
Roseburg, Or., May 23. A nunici
I illy built railioad from Roseburg into
tne timber belt of tho Cascades was
believed assured today as the result
if the alloptioa of an amendment to
tho city charter yesterday. The amend
inert wus adopted in a special election
by a voto of S57 to 94.
H A. Kendall, a Pittsburg fin.incicr,
plans to build sawmills in Roseburg
and o n legging camps in He moun
tains when the road is constructed. A
$300,000 bond issue to finance the road
was approved by the voters several
months BL'O The supreme court de
cided Roseburg could not le'Mlv lend
its financial credit to a private enter
prise, and the bond issue was hold np.
Ily adoption of the chnr"
mefft, advocates of the measure believe
they have removed the technical legal
FOOD FOR HER PEOPLE
Socialist Leader Says Faulty
Distribution Is To Blame
By Carl W. Ackerman.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
- Berlin, May 23. Philip Hchiedcn
mann, socialist Render, informed the
United Stntes tmlnv thn U'nn.lm
Wilson or William Howard Taft would
De acceptable to tho German socialists
aa a peeve maker. He added that ap
pointment of a food dictator would rln.
stroy all hopes of an allied victory
iiirougn a iooa oioKane and compel
Great Britain to make peace;
"Socialists desire pence." hn fWlnr.
ed. "I am confident that tlie imperial
cnunceuor wants peace, mere is enough
food for all Germany. What is needed
is absolute control of the German states
which must feed Berli n flml uliir'h
formerly dopended upon outside states.
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--me iooa aictator will be an im
perial officer. Tho states h
side by sido and now each must put its
foodstuffs side by side. There will then
be enough to Inst until the crops are
harvested. A ehortnge of a few weeks
will not make us suofor peace."
No Doubt About Shortage.
London, May 23. "The incanacitv
of certain governmental heads and not
an actual Hhortnge of provisions, is the
cause of the present food crisis, " snid
iuuxiiiiuian iinruen, uerman writer, in
the eurrent issue of Zuirunft. received
Replying to those who say meat is un
necessary, Harden declares that tho av
erage German is not satisfied without
meat, but i willing to suffer priva
tions in behalf of victory.
Says Glover, Who Is Accused
of Perjury, Is Most Honest
Man In Washington
Washington. Mnv 2.1 Cnlnnni ti,,..
doro Roosevelt enjoyed himself to the
fullest today when ho testified in Jus
tice Giddons' court as a character wit
ness for Charles C. Glover, president
of the Riggs Natoional bank, who is ac
cused by the government of porjury in
connection with nn affidavit made by
er judge or jury arrived. Mrs. Alic
Longworth, his daughter, accompanied
him. The court, rnrtm wnu nnnbatl r, ........
ercoted Roosovelt as he walked inside
me ran and greeted Glover. Tho ap
plause continued until Justice Giddnns
entered with the coiom.l i,nni,r,,ti,,
Attorney Stnnchfield put tho former
president on the stnnd imm,li it til v ir
gave his occupation as a writer and
snid that in the campaign of 1912
Glover waB against him, favoring eith
er Wilson or Taft.
"Glover is absolutely the highest
man in Washington from a standpoint
of Integrity and general knowledge,"
he asserted. Roosevelt said that he and
his children used the Riggs bank.
Wsco Cowrv Takes
fn Wmtrial Classes
Industrial Field Wnrknr I. 1 ir,..
rington states that one of thn In rrriwr
and most succcssM industrial club mi
ni's ho ever attended was held at T.vjjh
Valley in Wasco county on May J iith .
Nearly 1800 persons were present. The
principnl speakers were Governor
James Withycombe; J. T. Harper, presi
dent of the local fnrmrn' llliwin. If f
Seymour, club leader from tho Oregon
Agricultural ( ollegn, nnd A. R. Chase,
county agriculturist, and Air. Harring
ton i TODAY'S BALL SCORES
R. H. E
I'hiledelphia 3 10 2
Chicago H 12 1
Mayer ana Burns; Vaughn and Fisch
H. H. K.
Boston 0 7 2
St. Louis 2 tl 1
Rogon and dowdy : Sallee and Sny
R. H. E.
New York 4 10 I
Cincinnati 3 10 2
Benton and Itariden: Schneider and
Clarke. KneUer replaced Schneider.
Tesreau replaced Benton. Mathewson
R. H. E.
Brooklyn (1 11 1
Pittsburg '. 0 2 2
Pfeffer ind Meyers; Kantlehner and
Gibson. Miller replaced Kantlehner.
Jacobs replaced Miller. Adams replaced
All American league games today
were postponod on account of rain and
!! AT HUGHES 111
"No Man Should Be NsrxJ
Unless He Flatly An
nounces Position i -
ON BOTH AMERICANISM
This Is the Fuel Used Ia Ef
fort to Smoke Oct
TflW VnrV 91 PnliCU.. t .. 1
regarded Colonol Theodore Roosevelt r
speech to the delegation of regular re-
piiDiicans otler or their support an open
bid for the G. O. P. nomination. They
saw an attempt to smoke ont Justice
Hughes in the Colonel's declaration
that no mnn would be named by the
convention unless ho flatly announced
hig position on Americanism and pre
paredness. Roosevelt's speech wns carefully nre-
pnrcd and his attitude apparently de
liberately assumed. With regard .to
Americansim and preparedness, he said:
"Any man at this time of crisis who
is not aggressively, openly, and spe
cifically for these principles, is against
thom, and every patriotic man should
treat our public servants on this
The delegation was headed by George
Von L. Meyer, former secretary of tho
navy, who informed the colonel that
the Roosevolt republican committee, aa
organisation with memberships in 3
states, has been formod for the purposo
of working for T. R. in thor convention.
In his reply, the colonol named over
tho principles which ho favored, and
"They are the principles you are o-.
ganiy.ing to support, nnd with all my
heart I welcome such support."
What Honry Said.
Topcka, Kan., May 23. Henry Allen
temporary chairman of tho prog-essivs
state organization, told tho Kansas o
vention today thnt Theodoro Uo-evelt
would be nominated in the Chicago
convention after a vnin attempt to
nominate other candidates.
Missouri Likes Hughes,
i St. Louis, Mo., May 23. That senti
ment for Justice Charles E. Hii'ihes is
strong in Missouri was evident today
whon the republican delegation to the
national convention in Chicago next
month met here.
Hadley'g Boom Kit.
St. Louis, Mo., May 23. Herlirt S.
Hodloy, former governor of Missouri,
lost all hopes of hending the Missouri
delegation to the republican national
convention and using thnt office to
help his vice-presidential boom today
when Otto Stifol bent him out by a vota
of 20 to 7.
: All Stocks Sagging
New- York, May 23. The New York
Evening Sun's financial review toduy
The increasing irregularity of the
mnrkct today was the natural reflee
tion of heavy profit taking and distri
butive selling which invited tho recent
advance. Initiul trading wns ha
actcrlzed by general advnnees and
wldo openings occurred in (tending,
Union Pacific, the two conspicuous
lenders in railroads.
The former established a new kigh
record for ull time nt 110 3-4. Thera
was nothing novel forthcoming to e
pluin the advance. As tho session pro
gressed, Heading lost some of its im
provement. Despite a good deal of "clmming
shifting in pool and clique activities
in motor stocks, Mexican issues and
special features, the list doveloped i
regularly and heaviness.
Condition showed little- change lt
in the session. Itices moved with un
certainty but standard issnes devel
oped no rallying tendencies and aa a
rule lost little morn ground.
J THE WEATHER
ni'ht fair, frost;
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