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SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1918
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111 PARIS DEFEND
Only One , German Macht
Succeeded In Bombing ff
BERLIN REPORTS THREE
Enemy Remains Very Quiet
and Trenches Give Few
Signs of Life
Paris, May 24. An American air
squadron is cooperating in the defense
of Paris, it was off i.-.Lally announced
Of tlip thirty German airplane
which participated in the second raid
on Paris Wednesday night only one
reached the city, sr. effective was the
defense by fifty frur a'irphnes which
The one. plane that reached the pity
dropped fovoral bomibs, killing one
person and iiijuied twelve. ' Other
bombs were dropped in the suburbs,
w -herc-there were a few victims.
The, Echo Oe Paris warns Germany
that the British are beginning to enr
ry out a carefully conceived air of
fensive and that France's "turn will
Americans Dowjied .
l.dtidou, May 24. Three Americau
airplanes were brought down Wednes
day on the. Lys bntile field, the Gcr
nm 11. war office declared in its night
official statement. (This is accepted
a indication that American aviators
are in considerable force on the Flnn
ihm battle front, as Captain Diddle
narrowly escaped when his plane was
forced" down east of Ypres a few days
(Continued on page two)
Many Young Irishmen Apply
ing to EnlistLeaders Fear
Being Let Alone
By Webb Miller
M jtited Press Staff Correspondent)
Dublin, May 23. Kin u l'Yiivrs nno
Nationalists are uneasy, awaiting the
Kovvrimieiit 's next move. Their principal
concern seem, to be that the govern
ment will rest, now that the Sinn 1'eiu
ers aw interim.'..
Mnny young Irishmen are applying to
Ifet into the flrmv. The untiimnli'otc ,.
coiiuseling ngainst this, however, saying
bocu a move snouui lie put off until
lioine rule is secured.
Meanwhile the government is round
in? up the last of the alleged plotters.
About a dozen persons were arrested
yesterday and last night and were im
"There will be no trouble over the
arrests," said a member of the Nation
alist conference. "We are waiting and
warr.hing and playing a bigger game
'Jt's the government's next move.
We will not let them bait us into a dis
advantageous position in the fight
against conscription when it conies."
The reported impending publication
of the evidence sirninst thp nllp.reri nm.
Orman plotters is awaited with the
greatest interest, as it may wiUen the
can between the Minn Peineva mwl flu
Nationalists, or may cause a split in the
Mansion House conrerence.
"The refusal of the government to
(Continued on page two)
Sheriff Was Killed
by Draft Evader
t'aitson City, Kev., May 24 Sheriff
Mark Wildes c! ( hnrehill county, who
was shot Saturday ly Paul Waiters, a
cow-boy and alleged draft evader, died
at Lovelocks yesterday.
Poeses seareninz for Walter, have
located him in the Ragged Top range,
rocky and almost inaccessible group
of mountains in Hie western part of
ununuuli county forty miles "west or
Governor Boyle has offered a reward
of $5000 for the capture of Walters.
8'at police and federal officer left
here today to join in ttie man hunt.
PUN OF ENEMY
TO ALLIED ARMIES
German Prisoners Tell Con-
dieting Stories of Coming
; ' -
WILL BE IN COMMAND
British Flyers Destroy Two
Hundred German Airplanes
In Single Week
By William Philip Sirams
(Tuited Press .Staff Correspondent)
With the British Armies in France,
May 2'.!. (Night) The Germans them
u,i.,.. .!;..,,......, ., 4i. , .: .1 ..i
I of resumption of their offensive.
Some enemy prisoners sav the next
assault will b.? in the north, with Calais
as the objective, some say Amiens and
Abbeyville will remain the objectives;
while others say the Eheims area will
be the scene of th.e next drive. Still
others have heard rumors of combina
tions of all these. The one thing that
most of them agree on is that Field
Marshal Mackensen will be in charge of
thy? next move'.
Stories are told of German ruses to
keep up the morale in the interior,
from wluore most of the recruits are be
ing drained. Most f these recruits an?
told they are wanted onlv for work be
hind the lines. But the drafts no soon
er reach the battlefield than they are
split, up among the divisions needing
men to replace casualties.
The broiling? sun earlv todnv hid its
' tfaco on he battlefields. Hcnvv clouds
threatened rain luit the wind, blowing
a half gale drove them off mid-dav,
leaving'the lines smothered in sunshine
but much cooler.
(Continued on page seven)
MEE YEARS AGO
Prince of Wales Welcomed In
Rome by Thousands of
Borne, May 24. The Prince of Wales
arrived from the Italian front today to
participate in the patriotic celebration
of Italy's entrance into the war. He was
given a magnificent welcome by thous
ands or school boys who cheered and
A typical incident ocurred in front
of the Massimo military hospital, op
posite, the railway station. Wounded
soldiers and nurs?s, crowding the win
dows, cheered the prince, who was ob
viously affected. He first saluted, theu
waved his hand affectionately toward
the wounded men. His action elicited a
storm of applause.
The Tribuna commenting on the Am
erican celebration of Italy day, said to
day: "President Wilson was perfectly
right in his assertion that part of the
big heart of America throbs in the
Italian army. Not only the army, but
the whole population nurtures the most
cordial and grateful sentiments toward
"The present celebrations further
strengthening the bonds between the
two nations, will have far reaching
and lasting efects. America will for
ever grasp Italy's hand in a cordial grip
because Latin civilization ust as Am
erican civilization is based on liberty,
justice and right. .
"Italy day is the gratifying result
of Iiesident Wilson's own initiative,
personal activity and sentiment, back
ed by the wholehearted support of the
whole geucrous American people. The It
alians hope that on Italy day when the
tri-eelor iu welded with the Stars and
.Itiipes, Americans will know, under
stand and appreciate Italy's heartfelt
gratitude and friendship. "
JOHN H .BTJRGARD NAMED.
Washington, May 24. J. C. Aaius
worth, of Portland, has declined to ac
cept the office of Wool Administrator
for the Northwest, tendered him Ust
week by the War Industries Board, John
H. Burgard, of Portland has been given'
the refusal of the position, and is ex
pected to accept. The office probably
will carry no salary. The Wool Admin
istrator will be expected to donate his
services to the government.
METAL TRADES UNION
WILLING 10 WORK
LIKE OTHER PEOPLE
Portland Members Consent to
Give Up Saturday Half
Holiday Each Week
Portland. Or.. May 24. Action of
the Portland Mt-tal Trades Cuion ex
ecutive couucil dn voluntarily suggest
ing the surrender cf Suliuday half hol
idays during June, July and August,
that shipbuilding may be speeded up
was one of the 'most important steps
ever made by labor in the United
Urates, said Arthur W. Junes today.
Jones is examiner for the wage ad
just:mnt board of the federal govern
ment. "This action represents a tremend
ous saicrifive -which will net be gener
ally recognized," Jones told the Unit
ed Press. "It will mean a great deal to
the government's ehipouilding pro
gram and a great thing tor organized
Jones explained that thrse haif hol
idays, provided in the Mary award,
had been won after a fi;ht of mere
than fifitv years that thev w-ere a fe
tish to the Unionists and that the vol
untary surrender represented paliotic
action of tho highest, order.
Jones issued an appeal to the news
papers of the cnast to conduct an in-i
telligent campaign, explaining to ship
builders everywhere the significance
of the half holiday surrender, and how,
if applied everywhere it would mean
33 additional ships for the govern
ment during the three months.
The Metal Trade Union iu Portia ud
represents 13,000 shipyard workers,
said Junes. There arc 2U.0OO shipbnild
eis iu Portland, and the 11,000 net di-,
rfly affected would without doubt
bo forced fo follow the lead selt 'by the
metal trades, if the ijctea Joes through.
Only the first big step has been
taken, Jones explained. The executive
council will 'begin today working with
Portland's seventeen lcvals. They will
udoijit the half holiday surrender with
out doubt if tho newspapers give it
publicity, ho if,aid. After they adopt it,
the .plan must be sanctioned iu all the
coast cities, for the provision is add
ed that it must be general along flic
The resolution, uuanimciisly adopted
by tho executive council shows that
the illation's 230,000 shipbuilders Will
produce two and a hmlf ships in half
day, and that if every shipyard con
tinues to work during the half holi
days involved the nation's ships will
be increased by 33. The workers, the
statement days, would be donating $10,
500.000 directly to the government.
Two Germans Arrested
and Held In Prison
Portland, Or., May 24. Two Ger
mans who knew hw to speak English
but preferred German were lodged in
the count jail yesterday as federal
Julius Paukow and his companion,
Miss Ullage, persisted an speaking Ger
man to the exasperation of S. W. Krat
zer tf Seattle.
Kratzer tinned on them and suggest
ed that they speak English. He threat
ened to cause an investigation if they
did not. Then, he left to get the con
ductor. On his return he teld Paultow trou
ble was in store for him. Paukow lat
er was seen to throw- a bundle ef pa
pers out of the window. He was arrest
ed, and a .check ibotk found on him
showed he had written checks of from
$2000 to SCOCj at a time. The two pris
oners came from San Francisco.
Wihat a eel Aration our homo boys
over there will have on the Fourth of
j! 3fC 3( 3S 3iC 3C 3C 3fC 3fC 3
What's become o' th' feller that had
another pair o' shoes t' wear while
he wuz gittin' his best ones half soled?
When an ole bachelor tickles a baby
under th' chin he alius says, "Ah, thei
War Summary of United Press I
1 1391st Day of the War; 65th day of the Big Offensive f
American front The official com
munique is-ucl at Ameiican headquar
ters last night said that all fronts held
by Americana were quiet Thursday. j
IVrtl S. Ferguson cabled frciu the.
Piii.il.. fVmif ihnf thi ftiwiiipmiw ar- :
tiller- lull continues and that the Ger
mans continue to evince their nervous
ness by keeping the sector around
Montdidier ami Cantigny ablaze with
flares and rockets at night.
British front Field Marshal Haig
reported heavy cannonading last night
on iportions of the Flanders front and
around Lens. There 'were also nuiuer
oiw minor raids.
William Philip Siinnis cabled that
German prisoneis fail to agree as to
when and where the resumption of the
enemy offensive will take place. All
are agreed, however, that Field Mar
shal Mackensen will direct it.
Scotland Premier Lloyd-George ii
a speech at Edinburgh, declared that
"the next few weeks will be a race
between Hiudeuburg and Wilsin" ex
plaining that " the Germans are strain
ing every muscle to reach their goal
before America's help is available."
He declared that tho submarine peril
has been definitely abated.
Ire'and Wobb Miller cabled from
Dublin that many young: Irishmen
are seeking to get iuto the American
Edward Gittens, Jr., Victim of
Pneumonia Contracted at '
Camp Lewis Month Ago
Edward Oittlns, jr., former student
of Wi'.lKiuetre university, died yester
day at the Good aiirnritau hospital in
Portland after a short illness with pneu
mania. He was in the draft called U
leave Salem April Z9, going direct to
Soon after his arrival at the camp
he 'became ick with pneumonia. Later
his relatives were notified, and his
wife, formerly Miss Ethel Thomas of
this city, went to Camp Lewis in, or
der to be near him and care for him.
Not lierng ableto remain at the camp,
he was taken to Portland to the hos
pital. Mr. C!i tiling w as operated on about a
year ago for appendicitis. In his first
registration, lie wu placed in defer
red clias" by the local 'bewrd but his
case with others was appealed to the
district board lin Portland who placed
hint in class 1-A.
The Ibody arrived in the cily today
noon and is now at thcchniie! of Webb
& Clough. Services will be held at 2
o'clock Saturday ntfernoon from the
Lesjie Methodist Episcopal chi rch of
(Continued on puge two)
WORK OR FIGHT WILL
Fu!I Force of Edict Will
Used Against Traitorous
Washington, May 24. The-full force
of Provost Marshal General Crowder's
draft order of "work or fight" will be
used against the I. W. W. and kindred
organizations, officials of the board de
The powers' conferred on local boards
under regulations will deal a knockout
to the activities of the I. W. W., offi-
(Continued on page three)
Reported In Mutiny
Washington, May 24. Ma-
tiny has broken out among Gcr-
nuan noldiers iu the east, at-
fording to s'a'e department
c The Russian wireless message
tinted May 19. raid a Oermfln
M division at Dvinsk on the 17th
revolted when ordered to leave
for the west front.
Sixty soldiers were nhot and
miore than one thousand put in
prison to await court martial.
Other made demonstrations
against the 'ctkn of the Ger-,
4s man commanders. The fifty N
i Hixth infantry regiment at Wes-
. i. ant.,,.,, .m l lit li .1. flMm'i lit
V Clients organized meeimgs to v
e protect axainst the eontiuuance
of the war.
army Imt that nationalist leaders are
counselling againwt this uulil home
rule h secured. 1
France Official announcement was
made that American squadron is aid
ing in defending Paris from air raids.
Austria-Hungary Dispatches receiv
ed in Zurich state, that Bohemia is still
under martial law and that the most
violent distuiliances occurred in Pra
gue last Sunday evening.
Russia A dispatch received in Mos
cow from Kieff, dated May 17 sid
tho second Polish army refused to hoed
the German ultimatum, requiring theni
to darni within 24 nov.ra and attack
ed German forces near Kieff. "Num
erous casualties" were reported. '
Italy An official announcement in
Rome reported that British air forces
successfully bombed the Austrian sub
marine and seaplane tascs at Cattaro,
setting several fires.
DELAYED THE MAIL
Binghnmton, N. Y., May 24 Neces
sary repnirs to her machine delayed
Miss Katheriue Sfinson hero today in.
her mail carrying flight from Chicago
to New York. She expected to leave
here for Miueoln field at 2 p. in., fol
lowing the line of the Erie railroad
into New York.
If ord Machine Bearing Same
License Number In North
Bend, Wash., Garage
Seattle, Wash., May 24. The automo
bile of William Horner, wanted for the
alleged murder of his ' ' wife and child
ren" at Kelso, was located this morn
ing in a garage at North Bend by
Sheriff John Stringer of King county,,
just after he had learned that the wom
an had transferred property to Hornet
for a consideration of $4,000, on May
Twelve hours later, Sheriff Stringer
received a letter from Attorney T. W.
Bassett in Kent which stated that the
murdered woman and Horner had ap
peared W'fore him May 15.
"The woman's deed to her property
in Okanogan county was transferred to
Horner for a consideration of $4,000,"
the letter slated.
"This would point to robbery as tne
motive for the murder," said Slieriff
Ten minutes lfiter'Stringer received a
.nessage from North Bend staling that
the Ford automobile, corresponding to
Horner's and with the same license
number was left in a garage thew by a
man believed to bo Horner, on Monday
OKLY OFFICIAL COUNT
HAY DECIDE RACE
Returns On State
Treasurer from Different
It seems impossible to (ive the cor
rect figures in the race for stuto treas
urer, between Ryan and Hoff. Unoffi
cial reiorts from the various counties
do net seem to agree, aad there U
northing to add to tho list given in
yesterday's Capital Journal. Evidently
there is nothing to do but to await tho
official count as it is mado by the
The Portland Journal savs:
".O. P. Hoff is leading Thomas
Ryan for tho republican nomination
for taU treasurer by the slender ma
jority of votes.
"This is on the fact of the official
count in 20 Oregon counties and com
plete but unofficial tigurca in the re
maining 21 counties. The total vote is:
Hoff 17,743; Ryan, 17,i77. The nomina
tion depends upon the result of the of
"Fred H. Williams has won tho re
publican nomination for public service
commidsioneT from Frank J. Miller, in-K-uiiibent,
by amajority of 1129. The to
tal vote ij: WiJIinrs, 3,i 19; Miller,
" Wibh incomplete returns in from
Harney county tho total vote received
by Charles A. Johns L shown to be
23.704, and that of Percy K. Kelly 2.1,
704, giving 1(hns a majority of 1910
The Orcjgonian't report follows:
"Thoman F. Ryan of Clackamas
county, is the republican nominee for
state treasurer; having defeated O. P.
continued on page seven)
- AGAINST CARNIVAL
IN SALEM STREETS
WiO Take No Legal Action,
However, to rorce Llosrag
We, the undersigned committee ap
pointed by the official board of the
First Methodist Episcopal church of Sa
lem, Oregon, to investigate and take
such action as we might deem proper
in reference to the present carnival
conditions upon Church and Ferry
streets now operating under the aus
pices of the Moose and Maccabee lodsres
of the City of Salem, desire to make a
public statement in reference to the
First, much of the so-called amuse
ment furnished by the carnival compan
ies is of a deplorable character, which
ought not, in our opinion to be permit
ted to operate or exist in uny decent
Second, that the uuempr in pmee
such a carnival, or any carnival in the
residence and church district of the city
is obnoxious to resident individuals in
that vicinity and tho congregations of
the churches effected, and most detri
mental to civic pride.
Third, that in this time of conserva
tion and sacrifice upon the part of
everyone to" promote America's deter
mined effort to win the world war,
there is no legitimate excuse for the
existence or operation of such a business
or the uea of tho railway facilities for
transporting tho same.
Fourth, wo consider much of the car
nival of such a character as to consti
tute it a public nuisance and the only
reason that our committee has not ta
ken legal steps to enjoin its operation
is in deference to the lodges which have
promoted it, und only then because it
was started, established and operating
before this committee was appointed, or
could tuke action, or knew of the real
character of the entertaininut furnish
ed, and as the representatives of tho
First Methodist Episcopal church of the
city of Salem, we desire to serve notice
upon the city of Salem, its officers, or
(Continued on page two)
AMERICAN TROOPS PRAISED
BY ARTHUR OF CONNAUGHT
Distinguished Members of
British Royal Family On
Way to Japan
An Atlantic Tort, Mliy 24. American
troops aro now taking "a magnificent
part in tho great battle on tho western
front," Prince Arthur of Coiinaught de
clared upon his arrival here today, en
route to Japan.
"Ono of the last things I did before
leaving London," he said, "was to re
view, with tho king, some of your troops
passing through tho streets of London
and they certainly made a most mag
"I am very glad to visit the states,
espcially now that you are with the al
lies, and in view of the magnificent
part your troop: are taking iu the great
battle now going on on the western
The prince with his party, arrived
here this morning on a British cruiser.
The party left immediately for Wash
ington and in a short time will go to a
Pacific port to sail for Japan. Prince
Artliur is on a special mission for King
Captain Clair Killed In Action,
Lieutenant Joyce Dies of
Washington, May 24. 'Forty four
casualties listed by tlie war department
today were divided thus:
Four killed in action; ten dead of
disease; nino of wounds and four of
accident; sixteen severely wounded
and slightly wounded.
Captain Fredi-rick D. Clair of Phila
delphia was killed in action.
Lieutenant Whitney Joyce of Una
dilla. N. Y lied of wounds; Lieuten
ants Aimee I). Genard, Manchester, tt.
11, and Eugeno P. Wuhfoeu. Colorado
Springs, died of accident.
KtUl In Action
I Captain Frederick f. Claire, Phila
. Corporal Lionel B. Rothrcck, Pitts-
(Continued cu I age seven)
Premier Lloyd George h
Styles War Situation at
NOT YET OVERCOME
Submarine Warfare No Long
er Considered Vital to Out
come of War
Edinburgh, May 24, "The next few
weeks will be a race between Hiiidcn
burg and Wilson," Premier Lloyd
George declared in a speech here today.
" The Germans are straining every mus
cle to reach their goal before America's
help is available.
"This i,s no time to organize cam
paigns to harrass the men who we in
charge of the destinies of the nations.
There ought to be a truce in such cam
paigns, at least, until the offensive is
"1 can honestly sav that tho British
'government has neglected no possible
means of ascertaining whether thore is
'any honorable outlet from the war.
"Wc arc dealing with the ruthless
Prussiun despotism which is out for
' plunder and pillugs. Their latest treat
' ies restrain Germany as little today as
they did when Belgium was invaded.
! "We tried repeatedly to aehieve unit-
of command. It is now accomplish
ed. It is really incredible that we wers
compelled to, fight months, every inch
of the way for this unity,, which has
added mightily to our fighting
strength. " - .
(Continued on page three)
George to present a field marshal's
baton to the mikado, who has just been
appointed to that honorary rank in tho
A tug, crowded with American and
British officiuls, met the eruiscr near
this port. All ceremonies were dispensed
with, except for the playing of God
Save the King, while marines presented
arms, ns the prince left tho warship.
Ho was dressed in the uniform of a ma:
jor in the Scots Greys.
Alffiard the tug were a number of
(Continued on page six)
Suit Lake City, I'tah, May 21 How
ard DeWeese was executed at the s'ate
prison at 0:55 o'cletclt this morning
by shooting, for the. murder of his wifo
Fannie Fisher D?Wecse, September 25.
IDHI. Hc protested his innocence up to
the end. His last wards were: "1 am
not. guilty- That's all I have to say.
Let her go be ys. ' '
The murdered woman was a former
wife of a New York haberdasher. She
eloped with DcWce-sc to Rewf Nev.,
where she secured a divorw and mar
This Is Conclusion Reached
by County Fruit Inspector
S. Tf. Vim Trunin, conntr fruit in
spector, has (been putting the Kre--'
er part Of lus time miring me past
week in showing fruit growers now to
graft English walnuts. Demonstrations
have been given at Silverton and
Woodburn and also east of Salem and
at Liberty and Kosedale. " .
There arc thousands or walnut trees
in the county that are praetically .
nrnrthtcim. Mr. Van TrumO 8a VS. yet
could be made a source of income if
properly grafted to English walnuts",
Many walnut trees are wonnieas irom
the fact that the trees bloom early and
f In hlifhl. and fBrlv frOStS.
To overcome this, Mr. Van Trump Is
urging the grafting or Vrooman jtt
the latter part
of May and not subject to blight or
the early frosts.
These late Franquottes may be graft-
(Coul'aufcl on fage twej