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ARIES BAR PROGRESS
Hindenburgs Hosts Seek to Advance Ahy Valleys of Oise,
Ourcq and MarteResistance Grov 1ore Stubborn
I Hourly and Little Progress Is Made o nans Are Now
: Estimated to Have Employed Six Hundi f Hiousand Men
In Effort to Gain Objectives of Present e
By Henry Wood,
; (United Press Staff Correspondent.)
' With the French Armies On the Marne, June 3. The
Germans' progress having been checked to the eastward
and southward, they are now concentrating their efforts
southwest ward on the front between Noyon and Chateau
iThierry, seeking to advance along the three great valleys,
of the Oise, Ourcq and Marne. -
But along every one of these routes, now that the inten
tions of the German high command are revealed, the re
sistance is increasing hourly. As a result, the enemy's
progress is proportionatly decreasing.
, In the battles on the extreme left of the new front, the
Germans' efforts to reach the Oise are barred by an im
mense chain of high, forest covered hills, including the
forests of Laigue, Compiegne and Villers-Cotterests,
which constitute a natural fortress. The Rheims defenses
are barring German progress on the extreme right. .
On the western flank, the Germans are thrusting
Simultaneously on the Auddingcourt-Fontenoy line and on
the Crise river line, farther to the south, with the double
object of attaining the Oise valley and encircling the
Villers-Cotterests forest. ' The latter now constitutes the
boches' principal immediate objective. Here they are em
ploying their famous infiltration methods, constitute at
tacks not where French resistance is strong, but seeking
out the points where French effectives are fewest and
then, by means of their vast numerical superiority, en
filtering into intervening valleys, ravines and other natur
al cover, until they can outflank the French resistance.
The steady arrival of French re
serves, however, is strengthening the
entire line and rendering infiltration
eo .stantly more difficult. This is par
ticularly noticeable at Chudun whcte
the Germans sought to filter through
tse gap between the forests of Com-pif-giio
V, iih their efforts to reach the Oiso
thus choked and their advance west
wuid (.long the Marn.c meeting will;
d-'termint-d resistance, the bodies nat
urally are-tluowing tho bulk of their
e!'i'iTts into the valley of the Ourcq.
The entire battle frout now measur.ij
320 kilometers (7:52 miles) divided in
to tliroe sectors Noyon to Soissons
thirty kilometers 18.03 mile) ; Soissons
to Chateau-Thierry, 45 kilometers (27.94
miles) and Chateau-Thierry to Rheims
The Gerin'ans to date have engaged
fifty divisions (600,000 men).
Laigue forest extends from the Oise,
at St. Leger, southward to the Aisne.
Compiegne forest extends from that
point southward to the Automne river.
Villers-Cotterets forest, the southwest
ern border of Compiegne forest, at
War Summary of United Press I
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1 1401st Day of the War, 75th Day of the Big Offensive
Marne front The (.rprmana received
a severe setback yesterday evening, at
the very point where they are concen
trating their efforts on the new front,
the French war office reported today.
The Germans are trying to push
Bouthwestwant toward Paris between
the Marne and the Oise.
This effort is particularly directed
against the allied positions between the
Ourcq and the Marne a front of about
fcf miles, running northeastward from
Chateau-Thierry. Here, by (desperate
counter attacks, the French swept the
enemy back at several poinrts.
The allied shrdlu cmfwyp . n unuu
Allied positions at all other points of
the front were maintained yesterday
and last night.
Henry Wood, cabling from the
Marne front, said the Germans are try
ing to drive toward Paris downvthe
alleys of the Ois, Onreq and Marne.
The French, he said, are aided by the
natural obstructions of the huge for
ests of Lague, Conipeigne and Villert
Cotterels, The Pari newspapers believe the al
lied reserve have now been so plaeed
a to neutralize the boches' numerical
euperority. The -Matin and Petit Pa-
Chnmp-dc-Pic, southeastward to Long
pout. The Crise river flows northeastward,
converging with the Aisne at Soissonr
Fontenoy is five miles west of Sois
sons on the north bank of the Aisne
Audignieourt is five miles northwest of
Marne Protects Flank.
London, June 3. Employing the
Marne river as a shelter to their south
ern flank, the Germans are trying to-
push westward between the Oise and
the Marne, it was indicated in the nigl
They have made some progress on thit
front, between Noyon and Chatham
Thierry, but are being held in the cen
ter along the Marne and on the eastern
flank between Dormans and Blicims.
The battl.3 line now apparently tvui
from Sempigny (two miles south of
Noyon) southward through Carlepout to
Moulin - Sous - Touvent, southeastward
through Fontenoy to Chaudun, south
westward through Corey to Faverolles
(Continued on page six)
rieene even continue to predict an al
lied counter blow.
Nearly 200,000 fugitives from the
Marne district have reached Paris and
are being sent into the country district
i to the northwest of the city. American
motor trucks are aiding in their trans-
Picardy front A German raid was
repulsed south of Villers-Bretonneux,
Haig reported. The American section
of the front if quiet.
Flanders front British raids were
conducted successfully near Vieux-
Barailin And wAat. nf Mrvi1! mM
than 200. prisoners being taken.
Lorraine front All American sec
tors in this region ere comparatively
Italian front The movement of Aus
trian troops from Thent and Bozen
southward is constantly increasing, ac
cording to report from Swiss troops
ob the eastern frontier, a Geneva dis
patch said, ttyperor Carl is expected
(Continued on page three)
OUT IN RUSSIA
Austrians Continue to Mass
Forces On Italian Front
for Coming Drive
London, June 3. Widespread plots to
overthrow the bolsheviki government
have been discovered in Pctrograd and
Moscow, according to a wireless report
from the latter city. Moscow has been
declared in a state of siege.
The plots are said to extend through
Russia. In the Kuban and Don regions
the counter revolutionary movement
menaces the flour depots. This, added
to the loss of the Ukraine granaries, is
seen as a part of a plot to drive the
Russians into a famine.
Manv arrests have beien made. A spec
inl call to arms has been sent to the
workmen and peasants iu the Petrograd
Moscow Don and Kuban districts to
combat the counter revolutionaries.
The mutiny of an army corps of
Ciieeho-Slavoks, who captured several
important railways and junctions, is at
tributed to the spread of plots.
Austrians Mass Forces.
Geneva, June 3. Swiss troops on the
eastern frontier, report a constantly in
creasing movement of Austrian infan
try and artillery from Bozen and Trent
southward toward the Italian front.
At St. Elvie Pass, where the Austrian
Italian and Swiss frontiers meet, the
Austrian garrison has been greatly
Emperor Karl is going to the Italian
front this week, according to a dispatch
Premier Goes to Front
Wnmn. .Tuna 3. Premier Orlando is
visiting the Italian front and imparting
cheer to tne soldiers, in view or ine
impending Austrian offensive.
LANDS ARE OPENED
Fufl Details Are Given Out
by Department of
Actine Secretary of tlie Interior Vo
gelsang hag approved regulations Open
ing to entry undo.- the homestead laws,
as modified by the act of June 9, 1910,
(39 Stat., 218), about 150,000 acres ot
land classified as agricultural, situated
a the Portland district, Oregon. These
lands are a .portion of what are com
monly knewu as the Oregon and Cali
fornia Railroad grant lands, title to
which was resumel by the government
under the act of June 9, 1916. The ag
ricultural lands opened to entry at this
time are practically all of the agricul
tural lands in the Portland district.
Additional agricultural lands in the
grant will be restored to entry from
time to time as the classifications are
The classification as agricultural
does not necessarily imply that the
lands are suitable for the plow. The
law under which the classification was
made directed that such lands bo sep
arated into three classes; first, those
valuable for power sites; second, tim
ber lands, including those containing
800,000 feet, 'board measure, of timber,
to a tract of forty acres; third, agri
cultural lands, those not falling within
either of the other two classes. Large
areas eo restored kre covered with
brush or varying quantities of timber
(Continued oa pag: two)
Attempt To Fa Cause
of Million Dollar Fire
St. Louis, Mo., June 3. Military
authorities today began delving into a
fire early Sunday at the government
arsenal here, which destroyed otoreg of
clothing, field equipment and shoes,
valued at $1,000,000.
Early indications were . that the
flames were incendiary, two warehouses
bursting into flames simultaneously. Al
leged threats to burn the building,
reached Congressman Borland and other
circumstances peint to the fire as the
work of araonisU.
Suit Draws Big Crowds
London, June 3. Marie Corelli, tho
famous English writer has been sub
poehaed by the defense in the lihul suit
brought by Maude Allan, the dancer
against Noel PembertonBilling, member
of parliament and editor of the news
Pembertoa - Billing announced ' he
would b unable to cross examine Mrs.
. Georire Kennel, friend nf th lati Kinr
Edward, and her gubpoenae was rerok-1
PLANES IU FIGHT
One Enemy Machine Brought
Down and One American
ALL LORRAINE FRONTS
. WERE QUIET SUNDAY
American Troops Are Con
fident of Ability to Meet
Enemy In Any Combat
With the American Army in Lor
raine, June 3. One Geririsn plane was
brought down and an American plane
fell in flames on the German side of
the lines, in a fight between four Am
erican and six enemy machines north
of Toul yesterday afternoon.
All fronts in Lorraine were quiet
Thirty six officers and men have
be?n cited by a divisional order for
bravery 'and gallantry. Among them
Captain H. W. Worthington of Lan
caster, Pa.; Lieutenants T. E. Wood of
Philadelphia; E. S. Conroy of Opden,
Utah; J. J. Bush and M. R. Harrison;
Sorgeanlts IF. J. Wade, A. H. Johnson,
u. . Cukela of Minneapolis; P. P.
Geggere of Green Bay, Wis.; W. A.
Kuleford, U. Slylte, Syracuse. N. Y.;
B. T. Borne, K. W. (Squire and F. D-
Moore of Omaha; Iwrporals J. L.
Kuhu. 0.G. Morlan. C H Babb of Chi
cago, and W. T. Fritts and Privates
K 1. Rons, I. HantrOviez, L. ristikon-
les, 8. E. Mclntvre, G. C Brookes of
Rich Hill, Mo.; W. Kl, B. Yopkum of
Akron, Ohio; J. Hatcher of Monument
N. M.; P. Fox, A. O. Beyer of Elling
er, Texas, and V, Mati. f
AMERICANS ARE CONFIDENT
By Fred S. Ferguson -
With the Americans in Picardy,
June 3. With our forces aeafttercd
from the English channel to Switzer
land, the greatest momenta in Ameri
can history are impending.
The capture of Canttgny has given
the trott here a new confidence and
a new zip to their fighting spirit. It is
also reflected fthrougneut the armies
in other sectors, it has given a feeling
to their comrades that Iney can do ev
ery bit as well or even better. if af
forded the opportunity.
TheFreneh civilians salute the Am
erican Children alongside the Toads
bring their hands smartly to salute as
Americans pass. Hop and confidence
rests in the Almerieans on every side
it is evident as France fights for her
life, that she looks to America s
worthy camrado in arms.
The comradeship of the French is
even closer than before.
The ipast 24 hours have been without
any incident of note on this front.
Denies German Report
Washington, June 3. General Per
shing's communique of. June 2, made
public today, denies the German offi
cial report that Franco-American de
pots were captured by the enemy. ,
"The German otficinl comanuuique
Pershing said, "says ' Franco-American
depots of numerous extent entered into
our possession at Fere-en-Tradenois-'
"This statement is absolutely untrue
there being no American depots jn that
t , Abe Martin
Some fillers no sooner git out o'
one office till they git ther ncaki
shaved an' begin t' paw th' nickel
cigars around fer another one. Th'
older yon git th' purtier th' girl look.
BRITISH STRIKE BLOW
AND SOI ARTILLERY
Capture Many Trenches and
Over .One Hundred
By WUlani Philip Sims
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
With The British Armies in France,
June 3. British forces attacked on the
Strazelle-LaMotte sector, (a front of
about three and a half miles, north
and northwest of Merville) at one
o'clock this morning, capturing the high
ground and e'nemy trenches near tra
zelle and about 100 farms in the same
The British took 140 prisoners, in
cluding three officers.
Further south, on the LaMotte farm
(about two miles south of LaMotte vil
age and tho same distance west of Mer
ville) ten prisoners, four trench lnortarc
and a machine gun were taken.
Tho German positions were stormed
by starlight. The result improved the
British positions considerably.
There was a heavy bombardment on
both sides of the Scare river (Arrat
sector) early this morning. In the face
of this cannonading the British raided
German positions near Arras about
3:4o, taking some prisoners. At about
the same time, two raids were conduct
ed were conducted north of Lys, which
biasccts the Flanders front, each of
which resulted m taking of prisoners
Americans May Go In
Paris, June 3. Premier Olemenceau
was closeted with the army commission
for two hours today reviewing tho mill
tary situation, with the object of utiliza
tion of tho inter-allied reserves.
This .dispatch is accepted as indicat
ing that comparatively largo forces of
American troops may soon be in action
on the new Marne front. It has been
known for some time that the allied
reserves constituting "army of man
euvcr" comprise British, French and
American picneu troops.
16 DEAD 20 WOUNDED
DAY'S CASUALTIES LIST
Seven of These Die of Disease
Two of Accident, None
Washington, June 3. General Per
shing reported thirty six casualties to
the war department today, divided thus:
Four killed in action; three dead of
wounds; two dead from accident; seven
dead from disease; three wounded in
action; sixteen wounded severely, one
Lieutenant F. W, Johnson, South
Bethlehem, Pa.; was killed iu action.
The list follows:
Killed in action:
Lieutenant Harry F. W. Johnson,
fiouth Bethlehem, Pa.
Sergeant Edward N. Riplcv. Maiden,
Privates Raymond J. Burns, Camp-
bridge, Mass. ,
Benjamin F. Lair, New York.
Died of wounds:
Privates Eugene Hudson, Perry, Okla.
Arthur McC'ullough, Anamosa, Iowa.
Elbert Rtone, Ida Grove, Iowa.
Died of accident:
Privates Albert A. Pratt, Santa Bar
Robert Springer, Coffeyville, Kansas.
Died of disease:
Privates Edward Anderson, Deep
Walt.ir M. Bailey, Wilkinsburg, Pa.
Cornelius Frommeycr, Pittsburgh, Pa.
John Kastner, Chicago.
Hubert G. Martin, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Wounded (degree undetermined):
Lieutenant George W. McCabe, Vicks
Privates Brace B. B(v?mer, Vincennes,
W'asily Ncudekow, Hartford, Conn,
Lieutenant William Hepburn,. Wind
Corporals Francis D. Bodewig, Cedar
Augunt F. Miller, Seymour, Conn.
Charlie T. Morrow, Douglas Ala.
Cook Charles Coart. New ' Haven,
Privates Oscar J. Carter, Aritona, Pa.
John P. Claverie, San Diego, Cal.
Hubert S. Conn, Briggsvillc, Wis.
George E. Hurt, Wallingford, Pa. .
John ii. McDonald, Wellington, Mafs.
Sam Mowinski, Michigan City, Ind.
Clarence Pinson, Zcebuton, Ky.
William B. Ramsey, Dunbar, Wis.
Harry 8. Staley, Grayville, III.
Aaton Trostnski, Dwycrvilte, Tevas.
Ii Wounded slightly:
Private Frank Kurzqncke, Ripon, Wis
Note Teodor Beniewez (private)
Brandon Road. Webster. Mass.. previous-
'ly reported wounded, now reported kill-'
ed in action.
GERMAN U-BOATS Si
Two Submarines Reported Very Bold and Active la Amer
ican Waters Last Night-Report Is Current That Fifteen
Vessels Were Tornedoed and That One Submarine Has
Been Caotaed-OScials Order Ail Vessels to Remain h
Port Until Menace to Navigation Is Removed j
New York, June 3. German subma
rines, operating off the New Jersey
coast, sank several American vessels
during the night, according to report
orougnt in oy tne crews.
The first attack was made on the
schooneT Edwin H. Cole. 75 miles off
the Jersey highlands, at four p. m.
yesterday. The crow landed here this
A steamer and several other shins
were said to have been acnt to the
bottoini at various points along the
coast as far north as Nantucket shoals
Captain H. G. Newcoanbe of the Ed
win H. Colo, declared that two U-boats
flying the German naval ensign, cap
tured his ship after firing a shot
across has bows; ve the men ten min
utes to abandon ghiip, then blew up the
vessel with bombs.
As the Americans wero taking to the
small boats, they saw one of the sub
marines -turn aside and start off in
pursuit of a steaimcr.
Officials of the port of Now York
ordered all ships to remain in the har
bor. The submarine not was swung
across the harbor entrance. This fol
lowed receipt of information that a
number of ships, including three schoon
ers, had been destroyed, i- , .
, The Maritime, Exchange is under
stood! to have a list of fifteen vessels
which have been sunk. It will be made
public when permission trom naval au
thorities is secured.
Sailors of the Colo had no opportu
nity to talk to tho Germans, but they
declarer! the U'boats were very bold;
that they carried guns forward and re
mained on the surface of the water to
got greater speed.
The Ward liner Esperanza arrived
here today without having seen sub
marines, the captain said he was de
tained at Havana fifteen days on ac
count of submarines being reported
At Boston, Tho collector of the port
received information that ono of the
SUBMARINE RAIDERS HAVE
TAKEN TOLL OF AT LEAST
SEVEN SHIPS ON COAST
Latest Report Gives More and
Graphic Details of Diver
Washington, June 3. Two big, heav
ily armed German submarines, sneaking
up off the Jersey coast, have sunk three
American schooners, shelled a fourth
and destroyed still another craft.
The this sunk were the four masted
schooner Edwin H. Cole, the schooner
Jacob H. Haskell and another unnamed
The navy department received a wire
less S. O. S. tills afternoon saying the
Porto Rlcan steamer Carolina was be
ing attacked off the ceast to the south
of the point the other vesseis wero
New York, June 3. Seven vessols
were reported victims of German sub
marines off the Jersey and New Eng
land coasts up to 2 o'clock this after
noon and there was a possibility that
the number might increase to fifteen,
as fuller reports are received.
DoepUo this heavy toll, officials
pointed cut that the submarines un
doubtedly were sent into American
waters to attack transports and, there
fore, their mission was apparently a
U-boats attacked merchant ships at
various pkces, one schooner being sunk
75 miles off Atlantic Highlands, New
National Child Labor (
v Law Unconstitutional
Washington, June 3. The na-
tional child labor law is uncon-
stitutional and invalid, the su-
preme court decided today.
The court's decision was by
five votes to four. Justices
Holmes, McKenna, Brandeis and
Clarke dissented. . -
submarines had been caught and that
it was being taken to New York by
The chief of staff of the third navat
district and the commandan of the
Brooklyn navy yard said they had re
ceived only vague reporta of the al
leged orations. Some of these, they
said, placed the toll of victims as high
as fifteen ships. Tho chiof of staff
said no submarine chasers had been
sent out from New York: so far as he
knew, aside frcmi those which are con
stantly patrolling the coaat.
Washington, June 3. Reports that
Amcricani vessels schooners have
been sunk off the American coast by
German submarines, was officially an
nounced by the navy department to
The complete navy department offi- .
cial statement was as follows-
"The navy department ; has been in
fomuod that three American schooner
have been gunk off the American. coast
by enemy submarines. The steamship
Bristol, arriving 'at New" York this
morning, reported that the four mast
ed schooner Edward H. Cole was sun
by a submarine at 6:3Q p. m. Sunday,
fifty mules south of Barneo, N. J.,.
and that the Bristol rescued, thw crew
and brougM them to port.;
" It also rescued the crew of anoth
er 'nailing vessel,' which was sunk. The '
Bristol reiported that she encountered a
submarine thirty eight miles . off
BamegaD at 4:20 p. m. Sunifay and
that two submarines were operating in
"The steamship Grecian reported
that the schooner -Jacob 8. Haskell was
wink by gunfire by a German subma
rine in the same general vioinity at
noon Wumlny. The crew was rescued. ,
"ft was also reported that Isabella
D. Willoy .was shelled by a submarine.
(Continued on page four)
Jersey, and two tank steamers about
150 miles at sea.
The navy department reported two
more schooners blown up end sailors'
(Continued on page tares)
TANK STEAMERS ARE SUNK
Aji Atlantic Port, June 3. Two tank
steamers were sunk by German submar
ines about 150 miles off Bandy Hook
between seven and ight o'clock last
night, according to the captain of a
CatUdian Pacific passenger liner arriv
ing here today.
The liner carried 150 passengers, oa
her maiden voyage. She wan traveling in
a slow convoy. Last night at 7 o'clock
when the passengers wer giving a din- !
ner to the captain, a wireless message
was recoivod saying: "We ar being
attacked by a submarine."
The sendcr of the 8. O. 8. flashed the
name of Ms venrel and its exact loca-.
tlon .also, but these facts were not dis
closed. Afevr niiiutes later came .another
"We have been torpedoed."
The captain ordered his liner to leave '
the convov and make with all speed for
the nearest spot, several other fast ship
also broke away from the convoy ana
with all ligfht dimmed made a caah for
safety. The dinner to the captain broke :
up. Passengers donned their lifebelts;
and were ordered to their stations be
side the lifeboats;
Half an hour later as the liner wjs
speeding through the (night, another .
wirelens message came:
"We are attacked."
This message gave the name of an
other tank steamer, also its location.
. The liner could not turn from its
course to go to the rescue. The last
heard from the second vessel was a brief
flash, very faint;
"We are sinking. 8. O. 8."
Tie eantain of the Canadian liner
heard nothing further about the snbmir
iuoi ilntil ht entered the bar tor Here,