Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, June 24, 1918, Image 1

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Only Circulation in Salem Guar
anteed ky tlit Audit Bureau of
Oregon: Tonight
fair, cooler east
portion; Tuesday
fair; warmer ex
cept near the
toast; moderate
westerly winds.
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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
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
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.
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1422nd Day of the War; 96th Day of the Big Offensive
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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
1 5
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-
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to have hurried back to the front J'cs
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
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.
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
P. E. Zumwalt, Vernon Hotel, Boise,
Wounded severely: -
Sergeant D. C. Johnson, Deeoiah,
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.
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
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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,
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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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
"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
"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
YAK Dill
Make Gain of 400 Yards Ia
Scite of Desnsrate Enemy
Resistance '
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
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
"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."
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
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4t m
Akfl Martin
4c nUC UlullUl 4c
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.