TODAP 4,600 SUBSCRIBERS . ia3,OM READERS) DAILY Only Circulation in Salem Guar anteed ky tlit Audit Bureau of Circulation! FULL LEASED WIRE DISPATCHES SPECIAL WILLAMETTE VAL LEY NEWS SERVICE f WHM CO YotT il THINK OPOURI Oregon: Tonight fair, cooler east portion; Tuesday fair; warmer ex cept near the toast; moderate westerly winds. FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 147" SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1918 PRICE TWO CENTS ON TRAINS AND NEW STANDS TVTB CENTS fn n a 0 f-n vi on n f . a P F 3iLU ill il f l SJ (iTOflftW, UTAUSTRIANSTOROUT HIGMTBOOTY AND MANY Pursidng Cavalry Has Crossed , 4 e River and Cutting Down Panic-Stricken Invaders 1 their Retreat-Bridges Destroyed, Austrians Attempt to Ford River Are Swept Away by Thousands Italy Celebrates Decisive Victory With Great Enthusiasm Today Rome, June 24. Italian cavalry has crossed the middle Piave, in addition to the bridging of the lower river, and is chasing the fleeing Austrans along.the east bank, it was announced today. Two thousand Austrians were captured at Montello last night. American airmen are operating with Italians in the drive, and the cables today highly commend the Amer icans for their bravery in "their initial action." Patriotic demonstrations were staged throughout Italy today. Flags were flown, processions held and cheering crowds paraded the streets, singing the national anthem. Roane, June 24. Tlio Italians have crossed the Have in pursuit of tho fleeing Austrian. Infantry and cavalry forces have crossed tho flooded river in the re gion of Capo Silo, it was gomi-offieial-ly s'ated today. The western bank of ttie river has been practically cleared of the Aus trians. Montello has been entirely re taken. A few points on. the right bank, from Zenson southward to the sea, are now occupied by the enemy. The Ital- iuiis have taken thousands of addition-1 a.1 prisoners. Oreat quantities (if material has been abandoned. Tho Austrian retreat across the'l'i ave continues on the wholo forty mile front from Montillo to the ea. Tho Italians are closely pursuing the enemy, tutting them to pieces, lu fan try, cavalry, airplanes Bind light artillery arc ccoperating in defeating the Austrians' attempted rear guard actions. Great numbers of the enemy have been wiped out and announcement of ihuge hauls of prisoners is expected hourly. Alt the Italian guns lost on this fronit laslt week are reported to have been recaptured. Nine Austrian divis ions (108 000 men) have been complete ly annihilated. Fifteen others have been worn cut in the San Dona Di Piave region, where entire regiments have been destroyed. Tho toial Austrian losses in the drive are now estimated at more than 200,000. The Italian losses in killed, wounded and captured are onily 40,000, according to a semi-official" state ment. Numerous squads of our bombers liave crossed the river, where our ar tillery and aircraft are hammering the enemy. Considerable bodies of our troop have reached the old Piave lines in largo srotors and are harass ing the retiring enemy. (Continued on page three) 1$ I'llHlllllllillllllllllllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllUlili iimniim f War Summary of United Press I 5 HlllllllllllUlllllHtlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Ill Ill 1422nd Day of the War; 96th Day of the Big Offensive suiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiii mi immiiuiiiiiii Italian Front The greatest military f'efcat suffered by Austria in this war appears to be in the making. Stmi-offieuil reports indicate that the retreat aiross the Piave has become no utter rout. Both the military and political effects of this retirement art xpected to be more far reaching than ii. earlier r.'treats from Galicia and rieruia, when Austrian food and reserves were plentiful. Italian cavalry and infantry has crossed the Piave in the Capoeile region t the point where the Austrians made their greatest advance iu this drive. Only a few Austrian detachments re main on the west bank between that point and Zenson. five . miles to the north. The important Montello crest, at one time was almost wholly in the hands of the enemy-, has been entirely reclaim ed. - Thousands of Austrians are being slain in their precipitate flight. Other thousands probably are being captured. Enormous quantities of materials are being abandoned. The Italians have recovered all the guns they lost in the initial stages of the Austrian drive. Emperor Karl, who evidently had re turned to Vienna because of the poll ttcal and jeeoaornie situation is reported KISONERS 1 5 AN T WAS OFF IS I Entire Crew Took to Boats But Three of the Boats Are Not Accounted For Washington, June 24. An allied tran sport under an American charter was sunk June 18 about 700 miles east of the Delaware capes, tho navy department announced officially this afternoon. Eighty one men have been landed at New York, Hampton Roads and Bermu da, but three lifeboats containing 67 men are still missing. . ' Following is the cable, as printed in the New York Sun: "A schooner arrived this afternoon at an Atlantic port with seventeen of tlv? crew of the torpedoed British trans port Dwinsk picked up on Wednesday vening in latitude 39.10 N, longitude 63, degrees west. The crew of the Dwinsk was estimated at 143 and it is expected that others are still adrift." The uavy department issued the fol low iug announcement: , "An allied trausport under American charter was sunk on Juno 18 about 700 miles east of the Delaware capes. The ship had no troops on board. "The vessel was sunk without warn ing, the submarine not being seen un til after the torpedo struck. The crew took to the boats after thev were un- (Continued on page three) to have hurried back to the front J'cs tcrday. Picardy front The allies took prig oners and inflicted casualties in raids and patrol encounters. Flanders Front. Fifty German pris oners wen? taken by the British near Meteren. Marne Front Italian troops south west of Rheims repulsed another Ger man attack in sharp fighting. The Americans today advanced their lin.?s 400 yards in Belleau wood, inflict ing severe losses on hte Germans. Oise Front. A German raid was frus trated near Antheuil. Lorraine Front. All American sectors were quiet. Woevre anJ Vosges Regions. There was active artillery fighting last night Atutria-Hungary Strike demonstra tes continued Saturday in Vienna Crowds airaln attempted 4n fit urm fhf German embassy. The doHpp m qnere1 . thetn. Emperor Karl refused to accept) me resignation ol the Austrian cabinet The Hungarian ministry is reported to havfl resigned. SALEM BOY NAMED IN PERSHING'S LIST OF KILLED IH ACTION Sixty-Two Dead and Wounded Reported by Commander In Chief Today Washington, June 24. Sixty two cas calves were reported by General Per suing to the war department today, div ided as follows: Light killed in action; four dead from wound; two dead from disease; forty five severely wounded; three wounded, degree undetermined. '.'Il-d in action: Ccrpural Frank A. Rafferty, Ireland. Privates C. 8. Gelden, Hnqiiiam, Wash P. II. Gillie Gratiot, Wis. J. Kanieski, Russia. W. C. Jackson, Salem, Ore. J. .Savansky, Poland. M. L. Shel'ton, Fayetteville, Ark. (. Urselao, Worcester, Mass. Di.'d oi disease: Privates E. Dillon, Peru, N. Y. L. Huter, Lafayette, Ala. Died of wounds: Lieutenant E. G. Tomlinson, Balti more, Md. Crrpoial L. T. Taylor, Philadelphia, i enu. Privates E. P. Hocrr, Portsmouth Ohio. P. E. Zumwalt, Vernon Hotel, Boise, Idaho. Wounded severely: - Sergeant D. C. Johnson, Deeoiah, Iowa. Corporals C. C. Castor, Ira, Iowa. C. Turner, Hamburg, Ark. Privates C. Allen, Kent, Ohio. A. Anderson, Eldridge, N. D. L. T. Ball, lebnrne, Texas. P. E. Cagle, Clinton, Ky. J. A. Cleary, Scranton, Pa. il. A. Cumniings, Cincinnati, Ohio. E. T. Deppbsse, Fernwood, Miss, M. B. Durham, Blue Mountain, Masj , .'. H. Eusley, Ainsworth, Neb. M. Farley, Wallins Creek, Ky. ,1. J. Green, Cleveland, Ohio. W. D. Hammer, Pot'tsville, Ta. . I. (i. Hoffman, Berne, Pa. ..O. ,liluborrW'st Hope, XC D.-r. J. Kaczmarcik, Hegewisch, 111. ; B, Langeland, Berg, N. D. Martin, Ralston, Ky, J. Mullen, Cincinnati, Ohio. !!. M. Prot, Newport, Ky. W. Reid, Jr., Eldorado, 111. A. D. Banders, Vincennes, Iud. M. Siefert, Jr., Milwaukee, Wis. II. Swanson, JanesvilLe, Wis. O. Thompson, Chicago. "P. Toinas, Chester, Pa. S. Wioneek, Flushing, Ohio. Wounded, degree undetermined: Private C. W. Anderson, San Fran cisco. Wits Canadian Army Ottawa, Out., June 24. The follow ing Americans appear in today's Can adian casualty list: Presumed to have died, P. Christen- Woodland, Wash. Gassed, W. A. Blakden, Goldcndale, A' a Mi. USEFUL WORK IN T Emergency Club Leader, W. C. Hoppesv Gives Many Encouraging Instances While a large number of the Salem school children are doinff their ghar.1 by going into the country with the view of helping to save the fruit crops, several young girls out in the rural dis tricts are quietly helping to win the war by doing thd work "thai is nearest them. w Traveling through the county in his work' as emergency club leader, W. C Hoppes has noted several instance.' where the girls are doing remarkable work. ' For instance, three sisters, Ruth Bart ruff, 13, Teresa Bartruff, 11, and Lit tie Bartruff. ft. livinir si milao frm Salem on the Salem-Silverton road, are eacn raising a pig, Poland Chinas, and the three pigs will be shown at the state fair this fall. The girls feed the pigs, taks care of them and handle the work just es earefully as any boy in the neighborhood. . Out in the field shocking hay, Hazel English was found a few days ago by Mr. Hoppes. She lives four miles west Of Silverton. Rpairiea making fl! hand in the field, Miss Hazel who is ij years old, is secretary of the In dustrial club of Bethany. She is also raising a brood of ducks to be shown at the state fair. Then whea there U nothing else in An ah ara ln L own gardes and between, acts, attends to the baby when her mother is busy. imtnj vuium, age iz, lives on tne river road about 10 miles north of (Continued oa page two) GERMAN PEACE DRIVE AT EXPENSE Of RUSSIA IN NEXT EXPECTED MOVE Bolsheviki Leaders Are To Be Used To Secure Required Concession la East Washington, June . 4. Germany is preparing for a vigorous peace move at the expense of Russia, government auth orities ar"e convinced. To meet this anticipated move a tre mendous effort is being made to bring about unity of purpose in Russia be tween the United States, Great Britain and France. , The need for agr.eed policy is admit ted. Germany, by launching a peace of fensive, offoring to give up Belgium, l( HOPESJVICTORY Austria No Doubt In Desper ate Straits But .Germany 'Still Prepared to Fight By Carl D. Groat (United Press staff correspondent) Washington, June 24 In the wake of news that Italians have crossed tho Piavo and have the Austrians in com plete rout, Italian and .American mili tary officials today eaulioned against premature hopes of complete victory. According to information received by this government and the embassy here, the Germans are now fully awake to the Austrian peril and arc rushing increasing numbers of Germans to stem '.he Austrian reverse. Tho situation in Italy continnea to l.$Or-..many dang ers, it was stated. . . With the Austrians in disorganized retreat across the flooded Piave and harassed by the Italians, French auclJ British, such aid 'is the only thing that to-ill prevent an Austrian disaster, with Consequent disruption at home, mili tary men say. They pointed out that the allies tuigh gain a turning-point victory now by taking the offensive. Whether hey could prepare for such action be fore reinforeftents inmke themselves felt is uncertain. All the Austrian unrest, strike and ffarvation reports are token "with a grain of salt." While many officia's believed in strong counter offensive measures in 'Italy now, some diplomatic quarters 'urged a istroice in tne Banians. How ever, tho military view ls that tuef 'western line and that includes Italy ; 'will be tho decisivo battle ground. 'Experts say no diversion should be per I'mtttcd, not even to send American itroops to Russia. Additional advices on Austrian in ternal conditions have caused tho state department to a'ter somewhat its orig inal view of f iod conditions there, it now appears to the department that internal conditions arc actually ((rave and not overdrawn by press accounts. The Vienna bread ration for manual workers has been cut to 1170 grams weekly (about 30 ounces), according to Swedish press reports received by tho tte department today.. All oth eis receive 630 grams. Other allotments are: 500 grams of potatoes, 123 grams of bran flour, one egg, 200 grains f meat, 180 grams of sugar. In south Austria the bread situation is even more desperate, for there is no regular allotment. Military men. however, whi'e admit ting there must be economic distress, advise that it is not well to count too much on an Austrian revolution unless the Italian success becomes a real vic tory. , Germany Reports U-Boat Sinking For Month of May 4c Amsterdam, June 24. Ger- 4c man submarines sank a total of 614.000 tons of shipping during May, according t an official statement issued ia Berlin. The statement also said tha ia addition to tho losses an- 4c nounccd for April, !3,000 tona were taken into allied porta 4c badly damaged. 4c According to alHed state 4c ments, the (total tonnage lost 4 : during April was 305,000, about 4 4c half of what the Germans claim & 4c ed. No allied announcement has 4e 4c been made of the total for May 4c . 4c 4c 4c -"Near Sovilla, at the southeastern foot of Montello, we beoke through the Italian lines. ,J Austrian war office re port. "In Mount Grappa and Montvllo regions the enemy was completely re-p-jlsed."; Italian war office report. We kn- w which one we hope is telling tho truth. northern France and make satisfactory settlements with Italy provided she be allowed to expand in Russia, would con front the French and British govern meut with a very serious problem. Thcl time -has come, allied diplomats say, when President Wilson, if he will not sanction Japanese intervention in Rus- j sia, must come forward with some alter native if Russia is to be saved, t Any concessions, commercial or other wise, giv.en to Germany by the bolshe viki government in return for German loans and other economic aid will be promptly repudiated when the present government is overthrown, Russian em bassy officials declared today. This assurance was given following I Til M. ! reports irum luoscuw utui me uuiauevm; government had turned over tor Ger man development many of the richest Russian natural resources as surety oa a German loan. M. Konovaloff, Kereusky man, was to see Secretary of State Lansing today. He had various proposals fair aiding Russia, foremost of which was believed to be a. scheme for restoring the Ker eusky regime to power. Using Bolsieviki. London, Jun,, 24. Tho bolshevikf ar.e about to conclude a commercial pact with Germany which will subject Rus sia to further exploitation it is indicat ed Hi an undated dispatch from Moscow received today. : At a meeting of.tlifl Russo-Gemian economic commission, the dispatch said M. Bronsky, the bolshevik commissioner of commerce and industry, declared that for tho purpose of meeting Russia 's debts to Germany, the Soviets were com pelled to conclude a foreign loan. The interest, li.e said, would be paid in raw matrials. As a guarantee, Bronsky declared, Germany will be. granted numerous con cessions affecting the natural resources of Russia. Hihermans Obiect to Siaa Fein Treachery New York, June 24. Resolutions ad opted by the New York County Board of the Auci.?nt Order of Hibernians condemning "a small but noisy coterie of professional Irishmen who have fat tened on the wrongs of Ireland," for having "brought disgrace and odium upon tho Irish race," were mado pub lic here last night. In pledging themselves to aid the United States in bringing this coterie to "its proper and well-merited retri bution," members of the organization in their resolution, asserted that "while sympathizing with the aspirations of their kin overseas, thfiy pitied for their blindness and condemned for their asln ity and selfishness those of our blood who are apparently blind to the sig nificant of this war and seem to align themselves with the unprincipled and barbarous enemies of civilization." Wcman War Worker Is Coming to Salem Among the limited number of Amer ican women who have been working at war canteens, one of the most prom inent is Mrs. William K, Vanderblit, who has become quite noted for her activities in tho canteen work in Franco and Italy. It has been stated, that we have 100 American women working at these canteens and the way they work and the courage they show, and the long hours they endure when it is necessary,, made one of the finest tributes not only to American women but to women all over the world, that has ever been seen. Tho only trouble we have with those women Is that thej are always trying to get up whera thuy. can get shelled. Mrs. Louis Lachmund, president of the Library Board has prevailed upon Miss Stuart to stop over in Salem, on her way south, and give this lecture next Thursday evening. Woman, Probably Insane Burns Children to Death Hamilton, Ohio, June 24. Edna Cook poured coal oil on the bed of her two children, Everett, aged 5, and Mildr.'d 3, and burned them to death early to day. Gates Cook, her husband, was se verely burned trying to rescue tbs ba bies. , Police say that Mrs. Cook admitted st;ifting the fire, saying she was afraid her husband was going to send her to ua insane asylum. 4c4c4c4 4c 4c PREDICTS GERMAN REVOLT 4c 4 ' -t 4t New York, June 24-Final 4 4c revolution in Germany ll eer- 4 4c tain, according to Miss Olga 4c 4c ' Wurzburg of Grand Rapid", 4c Mich., who is here today with 41 bers of her family en route 4c 4c borne from Germany where thev 4c 4c have been since the outbreak 4c 4c of the war. 4c 4c4c4c4:4c4c44: ENGIffiSARlM OE EQUIPMENT TRAIN CANNOT BE LOCATED Paid No Attention to Stop Sig nals Placed by Circus Train Crew at Ivashoe Hammond, Ind., June 24. Engineer Almzo Sargeant of the Michigan Cen tral troop equipment train th&t smasned into a Hagenbeck-Wallaca circus train at Ivanaoe, Ind., Saturday, killing 58 circus people and injuring 108, will tes tify before a coroner's jury tomorrow. Sergeant was arrested at Kalamazoo Mich., and held in jail until today when ho was released on habeas corpus pro- cue,'ings brought by Michigan Central attorney3. Railroad officials, according to Chailes McFadden an attorney for the load, have promised to produce be fore the coroner here tomorrow Hammond, Ind., Jun.o 24. The where abouts of Engineer Alonsso Sargeant of the troop equipment tram that tore through a Hagenbeek-Wallace circus train at Ivanhoe, Ind., early Saturday killing and injuring scores of circus people, was a mystery to the county authorities here when the coroner's in quest opened today. Ssrgeant was reported to be under arrest at' Kalamazoo, Mich., but Coroner H. C. Grome had not been notified. Greene declared lie would file charges against Sargeant and institute extra' dition proceedings to bring him to the inquest if necessary, r i Fireman Gustav Klause, of tha equip mont train, gave himself up to . the authorities today and tostified at the inquest. The police would permit no oae to question Klause beforo he was takeu before the coroner's jury. Rumors wore current that Klaust was alone in .the engine cab when tho accident occurred. Oscar Tiun, flagman of the circus tram, was tho first witness to testify ai the inquest. Tinn swore that when (Continued on page three) WAYKE C. JACKSON DIES ON BATTLEIELD Enlisted In Country's Service, With Parents Consent, at Age of Eighteen Years "Deeiply regrot to inform you that first class private Wayne C. Jackson, is officially reported as killod in act ion Juno 6." The above official mess age from tho war department, received Saturday evening by Mr. and Mrs. John Jan'kson of 1750 North Laurel street, .Salom, was the first notice of the death of their son, and tho news is confirmed in tho official list of killed in today's dispatches. Ho wais their youngest son. He was a member of Company H. Nintih infantry of the. regular army, having enlisted July 15, 1918, at Salem. Ho ihad ervcd on the Mexican border in the motorcycle corps. At that time he wa under 18 years of age and his euliHtment for service was accepted only after he had sdcurad the consent of hig parents. He had been In Fi-aneo since last No vember and was 21 years old at the time oif his death. Another brother, Artie J. Jackson. 35- years old, is over aeas, a meimber of Company C. of the 31st Engineers, Hig wife and children ore with Mr. and Mrs. Jackson on North Laurel street. Tho last letter received by the par ents frrVm Wayno C. Jackson was dated April 18, and written from - "ome- whero in Franco." The letter is as fol lows: " Dear father and mother, brother, sisters and children: I reerived your ever welcome letter of February 21 yesteday and was surprised to henr that tho last lotttr you received from me was lat Christmas. I have written five or six letters sine thaft time Well, here comes one more so that if it arrives, you will know that I am still alive. "I received one box of tobacco while up in the front line and the two pairs of sox just before we left our rest camp tho lant time, and I sure was glad to get them. Tho soUos sure came in handy for the French .shoes that they furnish tis sure wear out socks quick. "Khaki handkerchiefs are one thing that the people in the states have ov orlooked in sending boxes to tho boy over hero, or if they did, they only sent a few. They are very hard to get over here and that is the only kind that can Ae used here to advantage, So let tho news be known to the peo ple that have Iboys over here. "I am sending you a picture out of the rper. I shows the auto rifle ana th tenm. I carry a rifle the same as jthe one in the picture and I am tne gunner or tne team, i "Well, bye, bye, with love to- yoa all" YAK Dill (in; IMPROVEPOSITIOII Make Gain of 400 Yards Ia Scite of Desnsrate Enemy Resistance ' GERMANY CONSTANTLY INCREASING DEFENSES Americans' Now Occupy En- . Mr i w . ii nro wood txcept Narrow Fringe On Outer Edge By Lowell Mellett (United Press Staff Correspondent) With the Americans on the Marne, June 24. The Americans in Belleau wood today drova forward 400 yards despite fierce German resistance. They inflicted severe losses on the enemy, captured a numbr of machin gune and ft...- 1 1 t AHEAD HODS new lines. Only a little fringe of tha wood now remains in the hands of tha . bochc, wh?re they are clinging to a few machine gun nests. Despite their ideal defensive position tliP Germans suffered heavily. The Am erican losiws were not disproportionate to their gains. The Germans heavily, bombarded an American unit northwest of Chnuteau-Thierry with gas shells to day. The enemy is constantly increasing its d'feuse in this region,, Improving trenches and establishing barbed en tanglements and machine gun nests. . I visited these American units yes terday. Tlifl rocky, uneven ground is . cov.ued with dense underbrush, and shiall trees. The trees are mangled and ' the ground torn by shell explosions. Hundreds gf former bnchs dugouts, are now occupied by Americans, whoso ad vance left a trail of captured material; ;) Th.'! Americans also lost some of their own. The latter includes not only war articles, but Krpat numbers of empty cigarette, tobacco and hard tack boxes, picture post cards and treasured photo graphs. Ocasionally there is a grave. Atop tho fresh earth of one was a sol dier's helmet and a bunch of red pop pies. Thes,, flowers have been the regi ment 's unofficial insignia since an of ficer wor," a bunch into the fight Bd was isolated in a shell hole for two day with tin1 dew from tho poppies as his only water. I witnessed the burial of Captain P. A, Darsehc of Chicnge, who was killed by a shell. A Catholic priest conducted the service. If wood life is bad for the Americans it is worse for the Germans. A captur ed letter written by a Hun on Friday bb.vb: "Our canteens have not come up. Tha Americans are bombarding the vilago 15 kilometers (between nine and ten miles) behind the front. W are in one corner of the wood. Tho Americans ara in the other. They rush us without warn ing, so we must shoot at every noise. " W." lie here day and night. We have no blankets and nearly freeze every night. The food is miserable." CHAPLAIN D ANKERS DIES. - By Frank J. Taylor (United Press Staff Correspondent) With the American Army in Lorraine. June 24. Chaplain Waltor F. Dankers of Worcester, Mass., died last night of wounds received during the German (Continued on page two) 4c 4t m Akfl Martin 4c nUC UlullUl 4c - 4 Ymi kin alius snot a novel readin" mother by th' names o' her children. Speakin' o' golf, th' feller that ult1' vates a garden not omy gits exrrciw an' fresh air, but he's liable t' git few p'taUra.