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FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 148
Drive Strong Offensive
Against Austrian Lines
From Mountains to Sea
Indications That Operations
WLH Be Oa Extensive Scale
-Everywhere Invaders Are
ein Hurled Back In Dis
order wi!h Heavy Losses
of Men and War Materials
London, June 25. The Italians hay
started a oounter offensive in the
mountain region, it wag learned from
an authoritative source this afternoon.
The Austrians are making a strong re
sistance but the Italians have gained
The above dispatch does not show
, vv extent or toe Italian counter of
fensive. bUt British fnriM uliaorio
hava in do &n s.ppreeiable gain un the
Asiago piaijoau, w conjunction with
Italian gains along the Fiave.
It is possible that General Diaz,
knowing the Austrians contemplated
a tf.mewal of their drive southward
from the mountains, "beat them to the
With the Italian Armies in the Field
June 24 (Night)-r-Th Austrian re
The importance . and ecope of the
iraiiian success grows hourly.
It ig now reported that the troops
of Arehduke Joseph and General' Von
Wurin must surrender pr be annihilat
ed. The Piave is choked with enemy
dead and the dehdis of their equip
uuent. The attempt of the Austrian
war office to represent the retirement
as voluntary i false. In only a few
.scattered! -places could the river be
forded and the.se were under constant
jwunding by the Italian artillery and
ullied airmen. The handful of bridges
alsoi was pelted with shells and air
is positively established that the
enemy's losses are even greater in the
retreat than as a direct rsult of the
Italian counter offensive.
Allid air forces Were particularly
active in harassing the -Austrian re
treat across- the river at Falsco after
the enemy had been swept from Mjn
tello. American, aviators played a
prominent role- in this work.
Thousands of Austrian have been,
'aptured- Other thousands have beou
wiped out by artillery, machine gun
and rifle fire, by air bombs and by
Italian cava'.ry i .pursuing the ene
my far beyond the Piave. The horse
men are pushing forward toward the
line 'between Conoglinno and Oderzs.
(Continued nn page three)
"Wheri I doa t want t' ferffifc mm'-liin
- - - . v w ivr ijuvrrur.
thin I lay my t 'backer by it," said Ez Notices were posted in the town Sat
Fash, t'day. Even with a war on an' a urday ordering all members of the Non
thousan' other thi nm t' talk flluiiit Partisnn f-Aam.a : k. . .. . i.
some women find time t' tell how ther
husbands mix salad dressin.
ON PERSHING'S LIST
OF CASUALTIES TODAY
Fifty-Seven American Soldiers
Were Killed In Action On
Washington, June 25. General Per
shing today reported 97 casualties in
th.e A. E. P., divided as follows:
Killed in action, 54; died of wounds
i ; died of . disease 5; died from air
plane accident 1: died
omer causes a; severely wounded 26;
wounded, degree undsterntined 2.
ine tot includes:
Killed In Action
Lieutenants P. V rwrii.lr
M. C. Druuim, Bigolow, Kan.
T. M. Golden, Philadelphia, Pa.
G. G. Haydoek, Milton, Mass.
Sergeant J. R. Pooler, Miami, Fla.
Corjwrala O. Auslow, Boston, Mass.
J. J. Lindra, Cleveland, Ohio
C. R. Smith, Charleston, W. Va.
A. Wood, Macon, Ga.
Private C. W. Dursvlmnn. fnalma-
Privates B. Amundson, Edgerton,Wis
J. Angell, Kalamazoo, Mich.
G. W, Austin, New York
G. N. Austin. MainesJutrg, Pa.
Charles Basel, Chicago
D. G. Beam. Johnstown. P. -'
F. L. Beck, Fairhopa, Pa.
-. a. ooungor, Indian Week, Texas
R. C. Brandow, Morley, Mich.
W. W. Qameron, Gilman, Wis.
A. W. Cooper, Monticello, Miss.."'
" I. Czarniewski, Chicago
8. Czech Jackson, Mich-
8. D'Anholfo, South Barre, Mass.
P. Davis, MeCammon, Idaho
W. Dawe, St. Louis, Mo.
H. Debson, Blanchardville, Wis.
ft A. Drake, Lawtin, Miss.
F. E. Duibbs, West Liberty, Ohio
M. Dnniimit, Wheeling, W. Va-
E. Dunkle, Wrightsvdllc, Pa.
J. B. Eaves, Tallapoosa, Ga.
0. E. Eby, Detroit, Mich.
W. Fishetti, Cinoiuuati.
L. Ganadu, Italy
'J. L. Giaha.n, Gulfport, Miss.'
J- . Kaaper, Chicago
J." Letter, New York
T. A. Lewis, Warren, Ohio
M. Lynch, Denvor, Colo.
T. D. McCracken. Grahamr Pa.
E. F. Meyers, Berwin, Pa.
(Continued on page two)
Great Ore Bins Bum
near ivennei amener
Reddine. Cal.. Juno 2.1 Om hin. nf
1000 ton capacity at the lower end of
a srravdtv tram line between tlio Mom.
moth mine and the smelter at Keunet
ourneil under mysterious circumstances
la-te Sundav. The less i ti mat Ail t
Until the bins are rebuilt, at lnn.t
teminorarilv. ore shinment. frnm th
mine to the smelter will be impossible-
ine smeiter, However will operate on
ore from other mines.
Company officials believe the fire
BY LOCAL BOARD
Young Men Reaching Twenty-
une 5ince June 5, Re
quired to Answer
Questionnaire were mnilei) tn,iv t...
the local exemntinn ihnnivl fa.
I'No. 1 to th men who become of age
Ibetween June 5, 1917, and June S. 1918
and who registered on the latter date.
Accoraing to en Met passed by con
gress, these June .5, 1918, registrants
win w given tne lowest order raimberg
and not Ibe called until all other in
class 1 have been inducted into the
service. However, a. the call, nr. pnm-
ilt2 fast. It is nroiMthle that hn trnnnn
"men jn the following list will be called
imo service eariy tnis rail.
in questionnaire besides caning for
information as to tho young man's
(Continued on page three)
Minnesota Traitors ,
Driven From State
St. Paul. Minn. June 24. Rennrt re
ceived here today from Luvernc, JUiun
stated that members nf ':niriilt"
organization had eompeled W. W. Lat.
m, raixor or tne r.averne leader, John
Meintza, a farmer, and W. T. CoaU
Afffanivilf 4m tlin Xi-:n-l X' n .1
Tanm . t
- - .-guv ah me run u i r io reg i
ister and rcaounc? their connection with
the organization." '
PEAT FOK VICTORY.
Washington, June 24.; Tailing
of bells and whistle blowing
proclaimed observance today o
the first week day Angelus by
Washington. As traffic stopped
for two minutes and thousands
paused in their work, an army
viator soared over the war cap
ital droping posters bearing this
"It is neon. Pause a minute
and pray for victory for our na
tion and our allies for those
who fight and serve over there
CANNOT AGREE ON
Chairman Hurley of Shipping
Boards, Atraid of Experi
ment at This Time
Washington, June 2. Cabinet mem
bers wer,? sharply divided on the pro
hibition question at' the hearing of the
senat.? agricultural comuiiitce today,
with Secretary of the Navy Daniels es
pousing the measure and Postmaster
General Burleson on the fido of 'the
Daniels contends that the efficiency
of the navy yard has increased wherever
prouiouiou nas ocen adopted.
Burleson said such a low "miorht ro.
suit in delnyng the successful prosecu
tion of the war."
In response to a question by Senator
Kenyon, Burleson said h was not speak
ing for the administration, hut .inriu.
ing his personal views.
"The erear bulk of the men in hin-
yards are capable and trustworthy,"
saw .uanieis. '"in every case where pro
hibition has been adopted the change
has resulted in increased efficincv.
, "Newport and Maw Island, Cal., are
tw'6 -of the nlacpR where a ornn fm.
provement has been brought about.
"Manv nrotested the Mare Tslund
ruling at the time, There are few oppos-
ea toaay. a destroyer was recently
launched there in record breaking time.
"At Newnort cnndltinna v.ra an il.
plorable that it would have, been a crime
(Continued on page six)
MAP OF THE GERMAM CAMPS WHERE
CAPTURED AMERICANS ARE BEING HELD I
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bureau of ''Prisoners' Belief Ameriean Bed Cross
Of these twenty seven German prison camps in which Americans now ai'e held, Tuchel, near Danzig, is to be
the thief prison camp for our captured bovs in uniform, according to advices reaching the American Bed Cross.
In each of the camps shown by a black square on ithe map and in one small camp which cannot be located, there
are either captured soldiers or else American 'seamen taken Tom submarined merchantmen. The- Bed Cross had
liirwt reports from two hundred and thirty one men in these eamips at the beginning of June and to each is send
ing through its prisoners' relief warehouses at BVne, twenty pounds of I'ood a week and is supplying clothing,
t-omforts, tobacco and in fact, evcryrliing the men need- la supplying eapHured soldiora and sailors the " Bed
Cross acts a the transmitting agency for the army and navy which furnishes the supplies. In addition to the
prisoners actually on its records the Bed Cross believes that.. there are soni'e two hitfndred additional American
prisoners in Germany who have not yet reached the prison camps where they are ito be located permanently.
The B-ed Cross, however, is already prepared to care for taese as soon as Reported and in fact has stored in Berne
or in transit supplies enough to maintain twenty two thousand- prisoners it necessary for six months. Awaiting
American prisoners sent to Tuchel fs a etodk of Bed Cross packages of food and clothing in charge of three of
cut captured boys who are appointed -the Bed Cross relief committee for that prison camp. Similar reserve
stocks will be placed In other prisons 'as it (becomes evident that they are to be used aa centers for imprisoned
Americans, who thus" will be fed and clother immediately.
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE
IN SEIIATE TODAY
Debate Brings Oat Sentiment
That Eghteea Limit Will
TWENTY TO FORTY-FIVE
Most Senators Advocate Rais
ing Great Army to Make
By L. C. Martin
(I'nitcd Press staff correspondent)
Washington, June 25. Taking up
the question of changing the draft age,
the senate today plunged into debate
on the wisdom of lowering the age
from 21. General approval of raising
the age above 31 was voiced, but the
reduction below 21, w almost as ttfn-
erally opposed. i
iscnator N orris, Nebraska, urged the
maximum age be made sixty.
Senator Williams, Mississippi, pre
sented an amendment mnking the lim
its 20 to 40. Senator Fall, sneakinir on
his 18 to 43 amendment, declared the
'enrollment must be extended if the war
is to be woo.
Senator Nelson, Minnesota,' a civil
war veteran, was the most ardent ad
vocate of lowering the ago to 18.
"Lay aside maudlin sympathy about
keeping the boys albout the farms and
get the most effective army," said
He advocated making the ago limits
18 to 3j.
, Senator Chamberlain f came out
strongly for lowering :JtT.r raising' -og
" But this war -cannot be waged un
less we have the sentient of the
country behind it," said Chamberlain.
"And I know the country will never
stand for sending the men from -18
to 21 to the firing line."
He advocated making the age 20
to 45 with a proviso that the young
(Continued on page seven)
t. TODAY IN THE GBEAT WAS. .
A year aga The British mads
prjgiess southwest of Lens. -
Two years ago. The Russians
completed the eonquest of Buko
Wina. The Italians made advanceg.in
(he Posina region.
German positions were heavily
bombarded on the British and
Three years ago. The Rus-.
sians assumed the offensive on
A German submarine was
sunk by an explosion near the
Island of Borkum.
LIBERTY ARMY HEN
GO TO CAMP LEWIS
Sixty-Two Recruits for Persh
ing s Forces Will Entrain
Wednesday afternoon at 1:35 o'clock
62 men from division No. 1 of Marion
county and eight men from other states
will entrain for Camp Lewis going o
the Southern Pacific.
Ths men are ordered to report at the
court, house tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock for their final instructions and
papers. They will be given a luncheon
at the Marion hotel at 11:30 o'clock
and immediately afterwards will again
report at the court house to march in
a body to the 8. P. station.
After returning from the hotel there
will be exerdisos at ttie court house in
cluding an address to the men and
music by the Chorrian band. As an es
cort to the depot besides the band,
members of the Grand Army of tho Re
public will meet with the men at the
court house and march to the depot. If
arrangements can fee mado, one com-
panof the Oregon nd will also act
as an wort, former Alderman Lloyd
T. Rigdon, who is in this draft, has
been selected1 aa, one of the captains
in charge of the men until they arrive
at Camp Lewis.
The following Is a list of .the moa
to leave from this district:
Alvia Curtis Greenfield, Anchorage,
(Continued on page seven)
PRICE TWO CENTS
DRAFT LAW SCOPE
HAY BE WIDENED
TO INCLUDE LABOR
Amemkents Are Being Con
sidered With a View to
War Work Efficiency
By L. O. Martin
(United Press staff correspondent)
Washington, June 25. Congress to
day ig looking to ,the war department
ifor suggestions on widening the scope
of the draft law.
With the amendments to the army
bill to increase' the dnrollmcnt ace
for the draft to 18-45 now before con-j
gressL leaders agree it wou'd be wiser
to give Provost Marshal General Crow
der an opportunity to frame the legis
lation he desires before starting work.
-M-oanro-nne, the senate will discuss
the Fall and France amendments.
which, while they both fix 18 to 45 as
the newt age limits, are otherwise to
tally dissimilar. -
Tho France amendment is General
Crowder's "work or fight" order car
ried to the last degree. It would mean
that every male between 18 and 45
would be classified for some sort of
service and would be subject to call
for tho service, tinder military rale.
He eould not strike on war work with
out facing court martial.
General Crowder thoroughly endors
es the principle of the France amend
ment. He told the senate military com
mittee recently it would end the labor
shortage by putting all the country'!
labor, skilled and unskilled instantly
at the president's call.
The Fall amendment, on the othet
hand, is a military service measure
with the addition of a training provis
ion. It Would prevent the use on the
firing line of those between 18 and
21, but would allow them fr be train
ed, so that when they ibccamer 21, they
could instantly be utilized. This would
mean that each year the fighting forc
es would be increased by about 500,
000 fully trained men, .while there
would always he a largo number of
men in training.
Mexico In Need
of Farm Implements
Chicago, June 25. Mexico needs ag
ricultural implements and commercial
facilities and shipments of these will
prove America's (feeling for that coun
try, according to nineteen Mexitan ed
itors, here. The editors, touring the
country, will inspect industrial plants
here this week
"If the new turn of affairs an
nounced by President Wilson should
change what Latin-America has con
sidered the eagle s laws into out
stretched hands of froedom, Latin
America will have reeoivod great ben
efit," said Senor Gonzala De La Par
ra of Mexico City, responding to Chi
CUDGEL WINS RACE.
Acqueduct Hace Track, New
June 25. Cudgel, Commander J. I.
star, won the Brooklvn Handicap here
this afternoon, defeating a star field
of stake horses, which included George
Smith, Westy Hogau, Roamer, Ticket
and others les famous.
Roamer was second and fieorge Smith .
third. ' I
Cudgel carried the top weight of 129
pounds over thp course of a mile and a
furlong in 1:501-5.
I War Summary of
1423rd Day of the War; 97th Day of the Big Offensive
Italian Front. Thfi enormity of the
Austrian defeat on the Piave becomes
more apparent as each fresh report is
Italian cavalry Is pursuing the fleeing
enemy far beyond the river, while large
infantry forces ate tfeteriuinedly en
argiug th?ir hold on the east bank,
The armies of Arohduke Joseph and
General Von Wurm are reported to be
in imminent danger of capture or anni
hilation, Thousands of Austrians have been
eapturd and thousands killed and
wounded. Many have been drowned in
attempting to cross the Piave.
Allied airmen are aiding in the pur
suit, bombing bridges and pouring ma
chine gun fire into the fU-sjng column.
American aviators are thus : operat
ing east of Montello. -,
Capture of "45,000 Austrian prisoners
announced yesterday by the Italian em
bassi.Tg in Washington and London, is
now admitted to have possibly been an
error for "between four and five thous
and." ' Picardy Front. The British made
successful raids south of Arras. Hostile;
artillery was active from the Ancre to
south of the Somme,
ON TRAINS AND NEWS
STANDS FIVE CENTS
local Operations Net Gams la
Vicmity of Chateaa-Thierry
ACTIVE AGAINST ENEMY
Conquest of Belleaa Wood
One of Strangest Battles cf
Washington, June 25. Further ad
vances of American troorn Monday neat
Chauteau-Thierry were reported by Gen- -eral
"Local operations continued in the
Chauteu-Thierry region where we made
further advance, capturing five machine '.
guns and other materials," the com
munique said. ...- , - , :
"A German counter attack against :
our lines near Torcy broke down with,
heavy losses under oni rifle, machine
gun and artillery fire. As the result ,
of a raid executed by the namy against
our troops in Lorraine several of our .
men are mfeslng."
, . ' By Lowell Mellett . ... . .
With the Americans on The Mame-
fCootinued tin page three)
HIS ONLY EXCUSE
Fifty-Eight Dead As Result
of Lon Sargent Sleeping
at His Post
Hammond, Ind.j June 25. Testify
ing beforo a coroner's jury, Condustor
Lewis Johnson of tho Michigan Central
tt-nin that Tan .lnwn tlia tin -an K A b .
Walla(.e eircu8 traiu at ,vanhJ; SatuT.
day, swore today that Engineer Lon
Sargent told him he was dozing when
me wrecs occurrea.
"After the crash I ran forward,"
Johnson testified, "I ran to Sargent
and said: 'My God, this is awful; how
did it happen!'
"Sargent answered. 'I was doz
ing.'" Sargent- was brought here today and
is in custody of Gary, Ind., police un
der a charge of manslaughter. He re
filled to tes'ify tcday on advice of his
attorney, who claimtd the right to re
fuso on tho ground that Sargent is
formally charged wiMt mansluu'ghtei
his testimony might be- nsed
him. District Attorney Clyde
( Hunter, of Lake county, advised the
I coroner that Sargent's claim was val-
The death tell of the wreck stood
at 58 todav and it was snid that all
the injured ne w in hospitals hero and
iat Gary will live.
United Press I
Flanders Front. Allied Knes . were
heavily bombarded on the western por
tion of the front.
Mara? Front, French consolidated
the positions they won yesterday wc&t
of Soissons. There was artijlery fight
ing near Faverolles.
Woevre and Lorraine fronts Ameri
can lin.-s north of Toul were heavily
shelled. The French conducted success
ful minor raids in various seetors.
Germany. The unrest in Austria
Ilungary has spread to Germany, where
20,000 munition workers ar on strike
in Mulheim. ' -
Foreign Minister Von Kuchlmann told
the reichstag that Germany cannot bind
herse)f to any pledges regarding Bel
gium, Austria Hungary A general ; striko
has been called in Budapest and the
railway. ihIhU and telegraph service
throughout Hungary ate badly crip
pled. Russia German military and naval
forces have landed near Batum, evi
dently with the Intention of occupying
the entire Caucasus region.
The former czar is reported to have
been killed at Ekaterinberg,