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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 18. 1918
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TICKET FC1 GOVERNOR
Race For Second Place Is Between Olcott and Simpson
Other Candidates Made Poor Showing-Bushey and Gou
let Win In Marion and Jones and taFoIIette Lead For
State Senate Representatives, Martin, Jones, Weeks,
Hughes and Looney
Portland, Or., May 18, The republi
can party in Oregou decided today not
to swap horses for the November elec
tions. All the major republican office hold
ers were nominated iu yesterday 's prim
aaies, according to incomplete returns
.Senator Charles J. McNary, appointed
to fill the vacancy left by the death of
ttonator Lane, was nominated by the
republicans. He ran for the nomination
m the platform that he had upheld the
.Governor James Withyeonibe was
aominatcd over five opponents.
The three republican congressmen
from Oregon; W. C. Hawley, first dis
trict, N. J. Sinuott, second district and
C- N. We Arthur, third district, were
nominated. They will hav.9 little oppo
sition in the election and will be re
turned.' West and Fierce.
. Iu the democratic primaries West
iad polled 2835 rotes; leading King by
J'iOO. Pierce for governor had polled
2187, leading E. G. Starkweather by 879.
Ji AV. Morrow was leading for demo;
eratic national committeeman. He was
ahead of Wilt H. Hornibrook by 338
Latest State Returns
. ' Portland, Or.; May 18. Senntor Ml'
nary had increased his lead over Stan
fticld in the republican senatorial pri
mary at 2:30 this afternoon to 13,678.
Governor Withycombe 's plurality t
that time was 9200, with Olcott second
and Simpson a close third with 9587.
Mioser and Harley retained1 filth and
.Hoff had a narrow lead of 227 for
abate treasurer, closely pressed by
Adams. Ryan was third with 8037. (,'u-:
iek had 7317, West 4404, Plummer
St51. For national committeeman Wil
liams had a lead of 10,802.
Williams and Miller were running u'
taeck and neck race for public service
tr-ammissioner with Williams leading by
wis hundred votes.
Gram had a big lead for labor coui
Johns has 13,0(19 for supreme court
Justice, Kelly 11,824, Coke 10.817.
In the democratic, primaries .West
3d King by 3959 for senator. Tierce
Itvl Starkweather by 1708 for governor
Morrow had a 443 lead over Horni--1rook
for national committeeman.
State Ticket Totals j
Breitenbush, Elkhorn. Salem 4 and
Salem 9 are the tour precincts not re
ported in the following Marion county
On the state) ticket, 68 precincts in
the eounty with four to hear from
gjive the following vote on tao state
For treasurer:' Ryan 1756, West 1095
For supreme judge: Coke 664. Johns
788, KeUy 3788.
'For governor: Withycombe 1905,
Simpson 717, Olcott 2356.
Cor senator: Stanfield 1074, Mc
Nary 4781. I
State Senate Close
For state senator, 69 precincts, with
Ifour to hear from in tho county give
the following vote:
Brown 2329, Al Jones 2730, LaFol-Irt-t
2710, Laehniund 2098.
69 precincts, with five to hear from
in the county vote: for representative:
Mnwoodle 2953, Hughes- 3082, Seymour
Jones 3841, Looney 3081. Martin 3490,
CiSlis 3048, Weeks 3501. Riggs and
Dinwoodie are .beaten.
For eounty judge. 09 precincts with
fur to hear from: Adams 2247, Bu&hey
3429, the latter winning.
.For county commissioner, . 09 pre
cincts, with four to hear from: Feller
4765, Goulet 203, Robertson 1452, Gou
let being nominated.
"Mr. Lachmund 's figures at 3 p. m.
Stfday,- with only Salem No. 4 and Elk
liorn end Quackenbush precincts miss
ing were: Lachmund 2822, Jones 2769,
jbaFollett 2737. Brown had dropped be
hind and waa out of the race.
It looks take (it mould take the of
ficial count to decide the contest. .
Close for Jucyce -The
democratic- ticket has not been
Jrsoiinted ia full, but the Salem district
"with Nos. 4 and 9 missing, gives for
justice of the peace, Beinhart 146, Cra
dlebaugh 14i. .. . . . .
There are as democratic figures at
vk&vk roa JtrsncE
DELOKO FOR CONSTABLE
With all tat three precincts counted
AM WAS ELECTED
Only Contest In Coming City
tiecnon Between Yarney
If it were not for the contest be
tween Varney and Wright for the of
fice of marshal, the city election would
be over, as all other positions are de
cided. In the contest for mavor Albin
received a total of 1040, Ward 981.
For marshal the voto stands Varnev
80.1, Welch 427 and Wright 780. As
Varney did not get a majority buf on
ly a plurality he and Wright must face
each other at the city election.
By wards tho contested offices are
Firnt ward Mayor, Albin 139, Ward
98; marshal, Varney 97, Wright 101,
Welch S3; alderman, Smith 104, Sim
eral 180; charter amendment, yes 109,
no S3. "
Second ward Mayor, AlMn 242,
Ward 171; marshal, Varney 182, Wright
133, Welch .83; alderman, Utter 289,
Vandervort 205; - charter amendment,
ys 220 no 79..
Third ward Mayor, Albin 70, Ward
81; marshal. Varney 34, Welch 41,
Wright 78; aldwman, Austin 63, Ed
wards 89, Wilson 89; ctiarter amend
ment,, yes 78, no 27.
Fourth ward Mayor, Albin 180,
Ward 197; marshal, Varney 138, Welch '
101, Wright 135; charter amendment. :
yes 90, no 100. . - - . ;
,Fifh wrd Mayor, Albin 140,
Ward 138; marshal, Varney 124, Welch
70, Wright 90; alderman Harding 210,
Edward Schunke 178; charter amend
ment, yes 146, no 79.
Siiath. w)ard Mayor, Albin 126,
Ward 152; marshal, Varney 108, Welch
55, Wright 116; alderman, McClelland
189, Wiest 188; charter amendment,
yes 145, no 77. I
Seventh ward Mayor, Albin 144,
Ward 142; marshal, Varney 122, Welch
70, Wright 125; alderman, Clark 127,
Elliott 99, Scott 123, Thompson 103;
charts amendment, yes 155, no 78.
FIRE IN OAKLAND.
Oakland, Cal., May 18. Damage es
timated at $300,000 was wrought by a
fire latt night which started in a junk
yard on Third street aad for a time
threatened to destroy an entire blrtk.
A building of the United States Iron
Works and a bottle factory were burn
ed. the vote is Davey 1040, Unruh 1245.
ConuDable, Salem district Achesoa
393, DoLong 1017, Robertson 190,
RETURNS BY PRECINCTS.
Salem No. 5 U. S. Senator, Stan
fieid 34, McNary 98; governor, Olcott
49, Simpson 19, Withycombe 34, Ander
son 10, Barley 5, Moser 14; treasurer,
Pluinmer 5, Ryan 34, West 36, Cusick
20, Hoff 31; justice of supreme court,
Johns 23, Kelly 98, Coke 10; senator,
Lachmund 65, LaFollett 56, Brown 42,
Jones 63; representative, Looney 76,
Martin 94, Kiggs 61, Weeks 80, Din
woodie 46, Hughes 88, Jones 97; coun
ty judge, Bushey 72, Adams 52; coun
ty commissioner, Goulet 44, Robertson
33, Feller 32; justice of peace, Davey
45, 'Unrub 68; eonsHaWe, Southwick
, Achesoa 25, DeLong 60, Robertson
Salem No. 11 U. E. senator, Stan
field 61, Mr-Nary 205; governor, Olcott
77. Simpson 34, Withycombe 135, An
derson 6, Harley 4, Moser 13; treasurer
Plummer 6, Ryan 148, West 32, Adams
3, Ciuibk 34, Hoff 37; justice of su
premo court, Johns 31, Kelly 195, Coke
20; senator, Lachmund 157. Lait'ollctt
80, ftrowa 94, Jones 136; representa
tive, Looney 190, Martin 161, Biggs
112, Woeks lo9, Dinwoodie 95, Hughes
153, Jones 204; county judge, Bushey
177. Adams 69; eounty commissioner,
Goule 126, Robertson 43, Feller 62;
justice, Davey 117, Unruh 119; con
stable, Southwick 81, AeJbesoa 35, De
Long 101, Ro)erton 11.
Salem No. 14 U. 8. senator, Staa-j
field 17, McNary 79; governor, 8imp-j
son 2, Withycombe 18, Anderson 5, !
luu-icy , Aioser iu,. ucns w; jreas-
(Continaed on p&ge three)
0!) CASUALTY LIST
TEN OFTHESE DEAD
Major Rasnmssen of Sher
wood, Washington County,
Killed In Action
Washing on, May 18. Thirty niuo
casualties were reported by General Per
shing in the list made public here to
day. It includes three killed in action;
thre.? dead of wounds; four of disease;
five wounded severely; nine wounded
slightly; one, the severity of whose
wounds is uuknown; twelve missing in
action aud two prisoners not previously
Heading the list of kill'd iu action
was Major Alexander Rasmussen,' of
Sherwood, Oregon. The remainingfismos
Killed in action:
Privates Joseph S. Lietzan, Hammond,
Joseph A. Zihala, Newark, N. J.
Died of disease:
(Continued on page two)
HUNDREDS KILLED BY
BIG A EXPLOSION IN
Five Hundred Are Believed
Killed and Injured Fire
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 18. Allegheny
county's greatest industrial tragedy
uin'ce the outbreak of the great war
claimed 100- lives this afternoon, when
a tremenduns explosion ." wrecked the
plant of: the .Aetna Chemical company
at Oakdale, near hre
With the explosion of a large quan.
tity of trinitrotoluol, the lives of prob
ably 100 skilled and unskilled war work
ers were snuffed out, and hundreds of
others were thrown into the balanc;
Latest reports placed the number of in
juied at upwards of 250.
Iu a second explosion an hour and
forty minutes after the first, the
small structure housing the TXT plant
went up and fonr core wern added to
tne whole roll of injured. Miss Marilyn
Ashelman, a- led Cross nurse from Mer
cy hospital, Pittsburgh, was badly in
jured when the second blast hurled a
steel girder against her as she minister
ed to wounded workers in the debris.
Her right leg was severed just above
Oakdale is a 2500 inhabitant town,
15 miles from Pittsburgh. The Aetna
Works was located three quarters of a
mile from the place. .
Dead aiid injured -rere thrown over
a wide radius by the force of the ex
plosion. Scores wtre so badly hurt that wheel
barrows, handcarts aud even children's
(Continued on page four)
I LEAGUE BALL
GAME IN ENGLAND
Army and Navy Headquarters
League Will Be Matched
London, May 18. A history-making
battle will be fought on English soil
It will be between the army and navy
headquarters teams the first regular
league game in England ia the history
of baseball, the army, the navy, or any
Admiral Sims will pitch the first ball,
Major-General Biddle, commanding all
the American troops ia England, will
try to catch it.
The British Red Cross and other Brit
ish charities will receive tlw entire pro
fits from the Anglo-American league
season, ia which four American and
Four Canadian clubs will play a fierce
It is rumored that the army team ia
packed with "ringers." Anyhow, five
total strangers arrived here yesterday
from a certain aviation center. They
are all ball players who suddenly be
came attached to the army headquarters
which is playing today.
Army: A. G. Biley (Pittfield, Msss)
cf ; J. A. S. Clarke, Newton, Maes), 3b;
Lieut. H. A. KneisleT (Dayton) lb; R.
E. Allen (Harriimurg, Pa.), rf; Dora,
2b; Lieut. Mims, ss.; Maoder, If; T. W.
Miller, C; George Montgomery, t.
Navy: Babbs, of; Fletcher, 3b; Kiske-
man, lb; Graeffle, rf.j Breon, 2b; Be
honey, ss.; Groeger, If.; Fuller, e.; 8a
GERMAN'S PREPARED FOR
HAD DRIVE SUCCEEDED
Orders to Pillage Were Issued
with Initial Sfccess On
By Henry BVood
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
With the French Armies in the Field,
April 22, (By Mail). Declaration
made, by German prisoners-render it
quite apparent that if.tlte allied armies
had not checked the German advance
the world would have fcritne&acd one of
the most astounding campaigns of pil
lage the world has yet produced. So in
tent were the Germans on this form
of satisfying their lUst for conquest
that orders to- pillags were given as
soon as they resdhedj Noyon, despite
the fact that that village had been sack
ed to the last mouthful of food and the
last articta of value just a year ago.
Even the small amount of foodstuffs
and household' furniture which the iu
habitants, largely through the help of
various American charities, had beea
able to get together since Hindenburg 's
retreat in March, 1917, was not spared.
A typical declaration on this subject
of which many have been made by Ger
man prisoners, is the following one by a
soldier of the seventh. German -reserve
STEADY STREAM OF TROOPS
FROM AMERICAGOING ACROSS
British General Staff Officer
Tells of Help of United
States In War "
London, May 18. "A. steady stream
of American reinforceiueats Is flowing
into France faster and faster, swelling
tho allied reserves. The Germans pre
tend to belittle American aid, but we
do not think the German general staff
docs otherwise they would not have
hazardod their' e'.itire future on. this big
This statement, made to the United
Press by a representative of the British
general staff authoritatively represents
the views of that hody.-
"The Americans must buy their ex
perience, like everyone else," continued
the officer, "but they are good business
men and will buy it at the cheapest
market and sell it at the highest pries
to Geffnany. The Americans will make
good. They will never lot go until they
HAVING A GOOD TIME
IN NEIHORK CITY
Tells Theatre Audience He Is
Tired Man Having a
By Robert X Bender,
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
New York, May 18. President Wil
son, afoot, led New York's Red Cross
parade down Fifth avenue this after
noon. The president, with an escort of
secret service men and police, walked
well in advance of the procession.
Governor Whitman, Mayor Hylan and
Mrs. W-lson rode in automobiles be
hind the chief executive.
Immense crowds cheered the pres
ident every step of the way from
Eightieth to Twenty-Third street,
where )io entered the reviewing stand.
He was far ahead of the Red Cross
parade by the time he reached the
President - Wilson motored to the
starting point of the procession and
-atarted diwn Fifth avenue ahead of it
quite unexpectedly. This proceeding
was not on the schedule, but the pres
ident 'hanged the plans at the last
minute sad determined to march with
the 75,000 men and women who are
aiding to launch the Red Cross drive
There were 20,000 women in line, in
cluding 2,000 Bed Cross nurses. Forty
Among the prominent persons in line
were Henry P. Davison of the Red
Cross who will speak before the pres
ident makes his address at the Metro
politan Opera House tonight; Cleve
land ,L Dodge, Cornelius Bliss, Jr.,
John D. Ryan. Ex-President Taft, H.
C. Frick, Charles M. Schwab, former
f Ambassador Elkus, former Ambassador
'Morgenthsu, Alton B. Parker John D.
Rockefeller, Jr.. J. P. Morgan, Jacob
(Continued on page four)
"The moment we had passed St
Quentin, tlv pillage began," he said
"All of the abandoned houses were
ransacked aud entire stocks of provis
ions were carried away. In many places
old men and women still remained and
these pleaded that they not b allowed
to die of starvation. But the soldiers
pushed them back ana carried away
the silverwarebreaking everything that
could -not be taken awaywith them.
Clothing was torn from the bureaus
and wardrobes and tables and furniture
was smashed, while mirrors and pic
tures were snatched from the walls and
Ia the cellars and wine eaves, all the
wine that eoXild not be drunk, was pour
ed out on the ground.
"Captain Deterner, commanding on.3
of the battalions, gave the order to a
number of soldiers to go to Noyon for
the purpose of pillaging it. They return
ed with a huge amount of booty, includ
ing thousands of cigarettes and cigars,
marmalade, preserves, win.0, chocolate
butter, potatoes, handkerchiefs, soap
and many other things.
"Each soldier received for his share
twenty English cigarettes, 300 to 400
grammes of soap, three or four cans
of niarmalado for each squad and three
or four cans of condensed milk. Tho un-
(Continued on page four)
"During the past week in France a
series of minor operations have been in
our favor. Wherever Germans broke in
we drove them out. This is satisfactory
because the Germain are extraormnsrtijr
good at infiltrating, holding and improv
ing positions, due to the good twining
of their regimental oficers, subordinate)
and staff. ' . -.
"The airfighting 'tdstf hs resulted
satisfactorily to us. From May 9 to 15
seventy one German airplanes were
brought down, while only nineteen of
ours were missing. Our air situation it
infinitely better than last year,' and
was a considerable factor in halting the
first phafe of the German offensive;
"Tho Germans are now oiling up for
a real effort. The longer they wait the
more troops they can put in. If they
wait a little longer they can renew the
offensive on as big a scale as they be
gan it a fifty mile front. However,
the longer the Germans wait, the more
time it gives us to prepare.
"Regardless of the changes in ter
ritorial position, the situation will be
very anxious all this summer."
RED CROSS DRIVE
STARTING EARLY WITH
Nearly $2,009 Subscribed at
Meeting of Executive Com
mittee This Morning
At the meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Bed Cross drive, held this
morning in the Commercial club, tho
general plan of work for Monday and
Tuesday was once more gone over, and
subscriptions received from several of
the latest supports of the Red Cross.
Instead of the 300 workers as first
proposed, the plan as now outlined
will place 600 enthusiastic Red Cross
patriots in the field for the drive
which it is hoped will raise the quota
of Salem withiu the 48 hours.
At ite mass meeting of workers to
be held it the First Methodist church
Sunday ofternoon at 3 o'clock, ad
dresses will be made by Lieutenant
Ralston of the Canadian force ami
Eltar Wrtkins, of the department of
justice. Ii is expected that at this
meeting every captain and each of the
600 workers will be present. These
same workers will meet Monday and
Tuesday noons Nt the church for gen
The subwriptions are starting out in
good shape. At the meeting this morn
ing, before tho adjournment, the fol
lowing were received:
T. B. Kay Woolen Mills $300.00
H. 8. Gile ; 200.00
T. A. Livesley 175.00
itelem Water, Light Power Co. 150.00
Weller B os 100.00
William Brown and wife 100.00
D. A. Whit k Bona 100.00
Vick Bros.- 100.00
Portland Railway, Light k
Power Co. 4.........-.. 100.00
J. O. Goltra .. 100.00
David W. Eyre 100.00
J. P. Rogers' estatw 100.00
E. T. Barne 100.00
C. P. Bishop 100.04
B. P. Boie and wife 100.0
ON THE AMERICAN
TOR Of FRO T
Fighting Is Limited to Patrol
Activity Says Oiicial
DECORATED FOR BRAVERY
jor Rasmussen, of Port
land, Recently Killed,
Honored After Death
With the American Armies in France.
May 17. (Night). The American offi
cial communique issued at nine o'clock
Fighting today was limited to recon
naissances and intermittently active ar
tillery fire. There was increased aerial
activity north of Toul, in Lorraine. .
The statement follows:
"Section A In Lorraine patrolling
was active and there was again Increase
of artillery fire, otherwise the day was
quiet af points occupied by our troops.
' ' Section B Particulars concerning
bringing down hostile airplanes at about
noon May 16 previously reported when
aviators were waiting for a French gen
eral who was coming to confer decora
tions, are as follows:
"While awaiting, Captain Peterson
made an arcent and encountered two
German planes and shot down both
within one minute, firing sixty shotf
at the first and fifteen at the second
The first plane burst into flames before
hitting the ground and Wings of sec;
ond were seen, to crumple when near
ing earth. No definite information con
corning third hostile plane reported
,, "It is now determined that our-alr
planes reported yesterday as having ac
cidently fallon within our lines nohl-
(Continued on page two)
I. WJ. LEADER HAD
ATTEMPTED TO ARM
John Baldaza Had Brilliant
Idea of Defying Entire
World by Force
Chicago, May 18 John Baldazzi, Now
York City defendant among the 112
I. W. W. leaders on trial foe sedition
hore, was charged today with conspir
ing to "arm" Pennsylvania's anthra
cite miners and joining the American
organization with I. W, W. in other
lands eventually to "challenge tho pow
er of the governments of the entire
Special Prosecutor Claude R. Porter,
in reading to the jury alleged Baldazzi
letters and articles outlining such plan;
declared he considered them Important
links in the chain of evidence the gov
ernment has introduced in the five
weeks old trial.
Discharge of allies sympathizers from
the I. W. W. of Italy was reported in
one of Baldazzi 's letters to Willinm D.
Haywood leading defendant.
On May 25, 1917, before the indict
ments were returned here against the
I. W. W. Buldazzi wrote as follows, ac
cording to the letter which was intro
duced as evidence.
"My hope is that the I. W. W. will
extend its sphore of activity out of the
country and go so far as to challenge
the powor of the governments of the
entire world. Let us do our best for
the building up of the power of tho I
(Continued on page four)
Real Cartridge Mixed
with Dummies Fatal
. Camp Fremont, Cal., May 18. A real
rifle cartridge got mixed with a bunch
of "dummies" and as a result Corporal
George Thompson of the Twelfth in
fantry is dead and Lieutenant B. 8.
Laughlin wounded in the arm. .
Thompson was teaching a recruit how
to aim. Placing a metal disc over one
eye, be instructed the recruit to aim
at the disc and pull the trigger. Sight
ing through a small hole in the disc he
could tell If the aim was true. The re
cruit ' aim was true and the cartridge
was loaded. The bullet crashing threugh
the Corporal's head, struck Lieutenant
Laughlin in th9 arm. -
An investigation is under way. The
recruit was held blameless.
OF HEAVY CIS
Oil WEST FRONT
GOOD WEATHER FOR
ACTIVE All FIGHTM0
Allies Have Downed On
Hundred Enemy War
Planes In Week
By William Philip Simms
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
With- the British Armies in Franee.
May 17. Summer weather shimmers
across the battle fields, while guns
thunder lazily as if about to doze off
ow and then they awake with a sud
den jump and blaze furiously for a few
minutes. Then they nod agaia. -
The sky has turned from a deop bias
to a sizzling grey, making the grey
bellied airplanes well-nigh invisible.
But their everlasting drone floats to
earth, while on occasions a terrifie aer
ial battle with machine guns proves the
sky riders are on the job, though praer
tically out of sight. Air fighting hay
been very heavy during the past threa
days, the infantry doing little outsidej
of routine warfare. There is an ocars
ionul raid, or a clash with patrols which
get through, breaking . the otherwise
Artillery lighting. -Paris,
May 18. "Violent artillery
fighting north and south of the Avre'
was reported by th French war office
todayi - "
, ... No Infantry Clashes
London, May 18, "There was con
siderable mutual artillery fighting be
tween Givonchy and Robeeq last
night," Field Marshal Haig reported.
' "Hostile artillery was active in Lena
Hazebrouck and Ypres seetors." "
. Down Hundred Planes . .
Rome, May 18. The allies, in the last
thirty davs, have destroyed more than
a hundred etemy airplanes en the It
alian front, it was officially announced
J British Weekly ;
Casualty List J
London, May 18. British
casualties compiled fom the
official lines published during
the past week, totalled 99.889.
Tbo casualties wese divided
Officers, killed, 322; wound-
ed, 1.024; missing. 477.
Men, killed, 4,333; wounded,
20,701; missing, 13,032.
"It looks queer," says the Harris-
burg Bulletin, "to see every available
town lot in cultivation and hundreds of
acres in the country given over to
weeds or a few head of stock. Big land
holdings should be utilized profitably
or list' subdivided and sold."
! Abe Martin t
Mrs. Bis Moots has a letter from her
nephew at Mineola sayin', "I'm goia'
t' a danC t 'night as fer as I know' A
handsome silk service flag adorned with
one star floats o'er th' hosa Mrs.
Sue Tanger whose husband 1 uaulkia
at Hog Island.