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FIRMLY III GRIP
Slubborn Enemy Attack SouLh
of Aisne Repulsed
HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS
AND MANY GUNS TAKEN
German Airmen Make Third
Daily Raid Unon Paris
Doing Small Damage
By William Philip Simms
i'T'nited Press Staff Correspondent)
rt'itli the British Annies in France,
,1'iv? t!9. The German army put down
iv barrage pn the new British positions
't of Nieppi forest, lasting from 10:30
lu.'l night unlit 2:30 this morning, but
i!p to o a'tcK this morning there was
The rest of the British front remains
Paris, June 29. German attempts to
recapture positoins taken by the
French south of the Aisne wer.5 repulsed
after a stubborn battle, the war office
ntiuuunced today. Southwest of Rheims
there was also sharp fighting. Italians
hurled the Germans from advanced po
- 'jitiens temporarily occupied, it was re
ported. Northwest of Montdidier an American
ra'd in which forty prisoners including
Otis officer were taken, was announcod.
Allies Gain Control.
London, June 29. British and French
..T" ;:""l.,7 "'"".
juicm luuuv neiu more auvuntageous ,
,..itinn. in vi...,i.. J i.
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tacks carried out yesterday morning.
The British, in a surprise attack east
of Nicppe forest, advanced their lines
an average oYipth of a mile on a front
or tnree ana a nair nines near font
Tournai. fhey attained all their object-
ivos, including, the villages of L'Epin-
ette, Verte Rue and La Becque. They
aim viii Uj iwo winian uivisiuns. rieiu
in ui sum iiuigi 1" luo iiigut repori said
more than 300 prisoners and 2" machine
guns were captured.
Simultaneously, Australian troops at
tacked west, of Merns,
mile north of!
Vieux Berquiii, capturing several en-
ciuy posts and taking 43 prisoners and
six: machine guns.
While these operations were under
way, the French advanced on a front of
nearly four and a half miles west of,
Nuissons, b'twecn Ainbleiiy and Montgo-
tiert. They took 1000 prisoners, the
French war offico announced, and ad
vanced a maximum depth of a mile and
Both the Italian and Austrian war of
fices desiribod vigorous fighting in kc
tors of the mountain front.
(Continued on page three)
1 War Summary of United Press
1427th Day of the Wan 100th Day of the Big Offensive
Marne front Froncfi repulsed a des-.
Iterate German attempt to retake the
positions of Soissons, captured from
He enemy yesterday.
Pi'-ardy front The.Freni-fc war of
fice reported a successful American
raid northwest of Montdidier in the
Cantigny region in which forty Gei
man prisoners, were taken.
Lorraine front J-'rencb troops took
prisoners in a raid in Apreinont for
t, on the laft flank of the America!
Toul sector. '" -
Italian front Latest official re
ports showed comparatively minor en
gagements "in -mountain regioa.
Great Britain British casnaltiei
list for th week showed a total of
France Tha Germans made their
at the allies, according to General Vcvn
Liebert, who eammanded the Ger
mans at Lodz in the Russian campaign.
In the same interview published in
the Tagliehe Runsuhau, Von Liebert
referred to the Austrian offensive as a
''painful failure.' '
"It will not be long before another
German blow' will surprise the allies,
falling where it is least expected," the
"We must admit the painful thought
that our allies failed at the Piave."
The KoKeKlnische Zeitung blames
the weather for the Piave failure.
'The failure of the German .gas
method against the Italian artillery in
the Sctte C'ommuni was disastrous."
the Vienna Reichsthpost declares.
Bombed City For Two Hoars
Last ' Night Inflicting
Paris, June 29. German airmer.
made their tliird raid on Paris in at
many days when they bombed the city
for nearly two hours around midnight.
There were no casualties reported.
"A raid warning was issued at 10:;9
last night," an official communique
said. "Enemy airplanes raided the
Pari region and were violently bom
barded by anti-aircraft batteries. Some
bombs were dropped but there were no
"'All clear' was sounded at 12:30
"South of the Aisne, the Germans at
tempted to eject the French from posi
tions taken yesterday," the communi
''Several battalions attacked be
tween the Fossos-En-Bas and Cutry
ravine. They were repulsed, and the
Frech front was integrally main
tained. . "Southwest ojf Rheims there was
sham fighting in-the sector between
- - ; r n1. ,. t ,i .,
Montague and Bligny (about half way
between Rheims and the Maine)
Italian troops ejected the Germans, who
obtained a momentary footing in ad
vanced elements. '
"Northwest of Montdidier (in the
Cantigny region) the Americans con
ductcd a successful raid, taking forty
pri8onerg deluding ono officer.
yln tUe forest of Auremont (on the
lpft wing of the American Toul sector)
i Lorraine, French troops took prison
ers and material in a raid."
Both Sides Loses Planes.
London. June 29. Thirty-three Gcr
man and 10 British planes were lost in
air fighting Thursday and Friday, the
British air ministry announced today.
More than 24 tons of bombs were drop
ped on enem" positions.
"On the afternoon ot June 25, our
airplanes attacked the railway, work-
shops, station and sidings at Thion-
ville,'' the report started,
"Observation was difficult but direct
hits. were observed on the works and
the railway line. Nearly three tons of
bombs were dropped on this objec
tive. "Our formations were attacked by
hostile aeroplanes. 'Severe fighting
ensued, during -which three hostile air-
third air raid on Paris in three dav
around midnight. No casualties roport
Germany Geneml Von Liebert in an
interview, declared that another sur
prise blow against tlhe allies is immi
nent. He admitted that the Austrian
offennive was a "painful failure."
Germany is (preparing for military in
tervention in Russia to "restore O'--der,
" according to the German press.
Austria-Hungary German reports
said the general strike in Budapest
" Rujriia The murder of the former
czar is confirmed by the German em-
Ibassr at Moscow, according to a
I Helsingfois reported red .Tiuards ter-
i rorized Petrograd and hundreds of
p rs-jos dying daily from hunger.
V ALUES FRIDAY
Lieutenant , Jack Chambers,
However, Brought Machine
Safely to Land
By Frank J. Taylor
(United Press staff -correspondent)
With the Americau Annies in France
June 29. Lieutenant Ja lc Chambers,
piloting a British bombing plane over
tho Gorman lines yesterday, was se
vercly wounded by a machine gun bul
let but stuck it out and brought his
machine back safely to the American
Chambers and a British guuncr went
out to strafe a German troop train, re
ported to bo moving swne distance
from the front. A they sailed over
tho enemy's positions, the latter cut
loose with their "archie" and ma
chine guns. Chambers was struck in
tho right arm. Re calmly steered the
plane over the train, while his com
panion showered it with bombs. Then
he darted down through the enemy
barrage so the Britisher might spray
tho train with machine gun fire. After
their object was (accomplished
Chambers returning home growing
fainter all tho time. He spotted the
American airdomo and glided down in
a perfect lauding. Then he keeled over,
unconscious. When seen in an American
hospital today, Chambers grinned and
" It 's worth a wound to got the- care
of these American girls, believe me."
Private Joseph Leitzan of the Amer
icau field artillery has been awarded
a posthumous, distinguished service
cross. The citation says that "on May
27, while under heavy bombardment,
he voluntarily assisted oth,?r Boldiers
who were buried in a dugout. He was
The medal goes to his mother, Mrs.
Annie Leitzan, of Hammond, Iud.
State Police Arrest
Leading Newport Men
Newport, Or-, June 29. Councilman
B. F. Baker, Mort Abbey of Abbey ho
tel, and G. A. Shummacker, local con
fectionery proprietor, have been ar
rested iby Corporal C. A. Isham, state
military police corps, for gambling.
They will be arraigned in city police
court this morning. Arthur C. Clark,
district attorney of Benton county,
will prosecute, as in behalf of the city.
CONTROL FOEEST FIRES
Goldbeach. Ore., JJune 29. Forest
fires about Harbor were under control
today. Ntw fires are springing up on
the coait -north of Brookings and oi
Rogue River and in the northern end
of Ourry county.
Fifty rien from hero answered a dis
tress call fo help along the Pistol
river where several ?sgnohes are in
danger. Large amounts of grain and
hay have been bjimcd. Stock has suf
Heavv moke clouds coining from the
interior indicate large fires there.
E3ITOB CALLED TO WAR.
Portland, Ore.. June 29. Earnest W.
Jorgenson, nianagiug editor of tho
Fortlani News, received notice today
to report for service in the national
armv Julir 2. He will entrain fo'
Although Jorgenson aas two depeta-
ants, in i wife and child, Le did not
ask deferred classification.
Jorgenson worked up from offi.J
boy of fit News to his present posi
tion in eif;ht yenrs.
planes were shot down and one other
was driven down. Two of our ma
chines have not yet returned, one of
which is known to have been forced to
land through engine trouble. -
"On the night of June 27-28 our air
planes made a successful attack on
the enemy's airdrome at Bolchcn. Our
machines returned safely.
"The enemy bombed one of 5uf air
dromes last night. No material dam
age was done."
An earlier communique said:
'On June 27, a full day's work was
done by our reconnaissance artillery
and photographic machines and by
our observation balloons.
"Twenty German tirplanes worfc
destroyed and nine others were d i cn
down out of control. Fourteen ot our
machines are missing.
"Bombing was carried out vigorously
behind the dernan lines and 21 tons of
bombs were dropped by us during the i
24 hours on railway junctions and
MARINE LOSS HEAVY -AS
COMES FROM FRONT
Thirty-Nine Are Dead and
Eight Others Succumb
Washington, Juno 29 Thirtv nine
marine- eorps casualties today were di
vided as follows:
Killed in action 24: died of wounds
8; wounded in action 7.
The list follows:
Killed in Action
Sergeants W. J. McColm. Portland.
J. C. Peggs, Canton, -N. Y.
W. J. Spire, Nashville, Tenn.
Corporals J. W. Bloomouist. Cheney.
Michael Loftus, Cleveland. Ohio.
Corporal H. S. Kerr, Bllefontaiue,
R. J. Pomeroy, Baltimore. Md. "
Privates C. A. Bahb, Hampton, Ga.
J. Bamforth, New York
C. Belk, Pittsburg, Pa.
W. S. Bigley, Pittsburg, Pa. - -
L. Biglow, New York
F. J. Bokosky, Scranton, Pa.
J. B. Caylor, Mount Houston, Texas
F. M. Costello, t. Helena. Md.
O. Cottrell, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
J. B. Deans, Middlesex, N. C.
J. I- Todd, Marietta, O.
P. W. Gall, Dalton, 111.
L. T. Leyden, Denver, Colo.
J. J. McKeima, Biooklyn, N. Y.
R. J. Roehrig, Detroit, Mich.
S. V. Roberts, Toledo, Ohio
G. Tomaka, South Chicago, 111.
Died of Wounds Received in Action
Gunnery Sergeant) F. W, Stockham,
Belleville, N- J.
Sergeants W. F. Duda; Chicago
H. E.- Green, Indianapolis, Ind.
Privates P. R, Brolander, Lake
Uty, S.-D. -
H. Brown, Rock Creek. Texas
H. O. -Ginger, Mount Vernon, Ga.
K. L. Kreiger, Buffalo, N. Y.
R. J. Rnwiings, Washington, D. C.
Cororal B. B. Sc.hubr, Milwaukee,
Privates E. C. Belles, Wallu'a, Wash
'P. Gordon, Jr., Chicago
D. W. Hamlin, Oherlin. Ohiw
L. F. Richardson, Salt Lake City I
IS CHARGE THAT IS LODGED
AGAINST THE BIG BUSINESS
Millers, Packers, Steel and
Leather Concerns. Are
Washington, June 29. Some Ameri
can business is gorging in war profits.
Profiteering cxists-i-soino of it divs to
inordinate greed, somo to "bare faced
fraud" and some to advantages takn
of war time needs for production.
The federal trade commission- so re
ported to the senate today, showing
among other astounding figures that
four of the big five packers reaped a
$140,000,000 profit in the war years
1915-17, of which $121,000,000 represent
ed an excess over pre-war profits.
The packers particularly came in for
heavy scoring, but other lines including
flour milling and basic industries were
shown to be realizing vast sums abov.o
penco time profits.
"However dclicato a definition is
framed for 'profiteering' " said the re
port, "these-packers have preyed upon
tli! people unconsciously. They are soon
to come under further governmental reg
ulations approved by executive order."
Miss Germ Williams is confined t' her
home by a couple o' dropped stitches
Tell Binkley has stopped his newspaper
'cam.- he can't drive an' read.
1LSB0R0 BOY IS
LISTED WITH DEAD
Five Killed In Action and
Twelve Died of Wounds
Washington, June 29. General Per
shing reported today 42 casualties, di
Killed in action 5; dieil of wounds
12; died of disease 2; died of acci
dents and other causes 2; wounded se
verely 14; missing in action 7.
The list follows:
Killed in Action
Privates E. M. Connor, Winchendon,
C- Dubuque, Nashua, N. H.
C. Roy. Lowm'11, Mass.
E. L. Severance, Topsfield, Me.
F. Sherman, Calais, Me.
Died from Wounds
Scrgeauts C Monga, Italy
Corporals R. E. Goodykoontz, Colum
D. W. White, Tankloy, Kv.
Privates V. F. Bell, Cortland, N.V.
C. C. Gates, tlillsboro, Or.
L. C. Green, Miildletown, N. Y.
H. J. HpHsen, Brookfield, Nob.
W. V. Mixtaeki, Pulaski, Wis.'
AV. H. Osborn, Troy, N. Y.
O. O. Traynor, Flint, Mich.
M- T. Wikiaik, Ashland, Wis.
Died of Disease
Corporals II. Martin, Winnomueca,
H. A. Strand, Princeton, 111.
Died from Accidents and Other Cause
Cocik W. J. Hushlaw, Cohocs, N. Y.
Private J. Orey, Laurel, Pa. T
Wounded Severely Included
Private C, L, McCormack, Lodi, Cal.
' Canadian Report
Ottawa, Ont., June 29. The follow
ing AmeiicaiiB appear in today's Ca
nadian casualty list:
Died of wounds: H. II. O'Hcarn,
Spokano, Wash. , '
Presumed to haved'ied: R. L. Stave
ly, Seattle, Wash.
DRIVE IN ITALY.
Rome, June 29. A strong American
military ambulance detachment has ar
rived here, it was announced today. ,
' The report, intended as an exhibit
whereon the senate could base new leg
islation, showed among other things,
that government fixation of prices on
some busic industries had had an evil
tendency in that it gave a great advan
tage to low cost concerns.
"The commission has reason to know
that profiteering exists," suid tli.3 mes
sage. "Much of it is due to advantiigen
ianen or ine necessities or trio times as
evidenced in the war pressure for heavy
production. Some of it is attributable ti
inordinate greed and barefaced fraud."
Armour, Swift, Moris and Cuduhy
were designated as the, lenders in moat
profits; Wilson company's profits were
large but not comparable to those c:
the remainder of th.1 big five.
Morris ft Company Very Greedy.
The profits of Morris & Company, for
the fiscal year ending November, 1917
is equal to the net worth of th,i company
(capital and surplus) and 263.7 per cent
on the 3,000,0l)0 capital stock out
standing. In the cases of tho other four
companies the earned rate is from 27 to
47 p?r cent.
No less astonishing are the revela
tions concerning Borne steel mills in
class three those which start with fur
nacesand who recently complained
that government prices were too low for
them. It was found that in one instance
319.67 per cent profit had been madfi,
while many others averaged over' 100
In the period prior to the govern
ment's price fixing, abnormal profit was
made by the United States Steel cor
poration, whose profits rose from 2.R
per cent in 1914 to 24.9 per cent in
(Continued on page eight)
Carrol Gates, Prominent
HiMoro Yoimg Man, Re
ported Killed In France
(Capital Journal Special Servico)
Newport, Or., June 28. Mr. and
Mrs. G. H. Wilcox of this city have
received word that their nephew, Car
rol C. dates, of Hillalxwo was killed
in tho recent drive in France. Private
(Jatcs was a member of Company II
of Hillsboro, third Oregon, and until
a few weeks prior to his death wa
connectej with the supply company.
It is reported that tho third Oregon
has been broken up and consolidated
with Pershina's rezulars.
Carrol Gates was 20 years of age
and was well known around Newport.
ITALY SAYS MARCH
First Contingent Mainly San
itary Forces Who Have
Been on Seas Some Time
GENERAL PERSFHNG TO
DISPATCH OTHER TROOPS
Chief of Staff Reviews Situa
tion As Entirely Favorable
Washington, June 29. . Austrian
losses In the battle of the Piave are
estimated at 270,00 by the Italian au-
PEane command, Rome cables today
Washington, June 29. The first Am
erican troops landed in Italy yester
day, Chief of Staff March .announced
They are mainly sanitarv forces and
have been on tho high seas for some
This outfit is distinct from that
which General Persians will send.
Tho ,33tJi -division Missouri na
tional guardsmen is one of those
whose training under the British has
finished and is now being used by
Pershing. It is under the command of
Major Uencral William Wright.
At the same tin General March an
nounced that the first national armv
division the 77th-raised in New York
the first such division to tnke over
sector on the west front, had done
so this week, under command of Gen
eral Kvan M. Johnson.
Five American divisions. Which have
boon brigaded with tho British had
been turned iback to Pershing.
jno announcement as to tho total of
overseas shipments was forthcoming
today. Presumably it is held for a
B'ourtU of July statement that tho first
million mark has been passed.
in we aiosence of his full official re
port on yesterday drive. March declin
ed any interpretative statoment.
But he vie-wod the eutiro front sit
uation as favorable to the allies and
pointed out that the Italian success
had been inspired from both a military
and psychological standpoint.
his reports snowed the Italians had
captured 18,000 Austriuus.
The Italians have restored their linj
to practically what it was before the
Concerning the landing of American
troops in Italy, the chief pointed out
that their character was chiefly non
combatant, but that combatant troops
had been assigned by General Pershing
trom f ranco
American activities during tho last
woejk were local. At all times and plac
es tho Americans held their own and
set a fine example of bravery, accord
ing to reports reaching the department.
Under the policy of mentioning other
than high owicers, the nation can now
know that the rank and fnc are doing
splendidly all along the line, March
Ho commented favorably on tho bri
gading eystem which makes it possi
ble to train our. men with seasoned
Uniteiil Hltatp troops and with tho
British and French behind thVir lines.
No statement was made as to the
location of the first national army
division to assume a place cn the front
line. This organisation was originally
under command ot Major General
Father Arthur Lane
Will Join U. S. Army
Eugene, Or., June 29. The soldier en-
gugi,u in inning viiiiuci'io ii.ii 'i ...ma j
a greater service ror numanny man uie
pastor in the church, Father Lane, Cath
olic, priest, of Albany, told the people
of Eugcuj at a mass-meeting hero lust
Father Lane is attending the Bummer
camp at the University of Oregon pre
paring himself for service as an offi
cer. He said that he believed it was
his duty to take up the sword against
the Huns and that he had taken off the
robes because of the greater serviee he
could perform by entering into th3 pro
fession of the soldier.
Kcv. M. II. Fagan, a minuter of the
Christian church, spoke from the same
platform. Jerome Workman, chairman
of the Lane county war savings cam
paign committee, said his reports show
a total of $412,000 stamps purchased
ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE
Portland, Or., June 29. Al Farrer,
part owner of a gasoline filling sta
tion, shot himnclf in the chest today.
He will live. Police are trying to form
a suicide theory about a love letter
and a check tor $20 made out to a
hospital, which were found on Farrer.
WW FDin A V
TO AID RUSSIA
Executive Now Working Da
Statement Setting Forth
Aims of This Country
GENERAL STAFF FEARS
MAINTENANCE OF ARMY
German Embassy at Petrograd
lonnnns Report of Foim
er Czar's Murder
By Robert J. Bender
(1'nited Prrss staff correspondent)
Washington, June 29- President.
Wilson is formulating his "doctrine of
aid" for Russia.
With orders issued that he Vinll not
be disturbed, the president worked in
his study preparing a statement which
will nlake clear America's purposes in
the a'lied' effort to put Russia on hnr
feet. There is no Indication today that
the president will advocate unquali
fiedly a set pian for the allies. After
extended exihanges between Great
Britain, France, Italy and the United
State, however, his foundation work
for assistance is approved by all
It contemplates economic aid fir-it-
means of assisting Wis liujsiin pur
ple to in.prove their financial condi
tion, restore business channels unit
move crops. Conferences betw;en Pres
ident Wilson, Secretary of Labor Wil
son, Secretary of A!(rkultu;j Ho'iston
and Secretary of Coimmeree ledfiflid,
h"i developed the plans for organiz
ini tht neeessarv labor, uyri.'rltural
sin pties and shinplng facilities, jjt de-
voltined today. Tlinr. will serve to lay
ths ground work fnj military assist
ance when demnnlei. "ho first need
is to restore complete confidence in
Russia in the allies it l stated.
(Continued on page eight)
TEN HOUR WORK DAY
Order Made In Order to In
crease Production of Air
Portland, Or., June 20. Many spruca
camps will no immediately Uon a tci ,
hour working tnsis untii 2y 31 i
order that spruce production may bl
increased, acronling to a bulletin i
sued today nt divisional headquarters
of tliu Bu-nce production division. Tho
"Commencing upon receipt of this bul
letin to that effect, aM spruce camps
that are designated by tlie spruce pro
duction division will operate ten hours
per day with the understanding that
this authority will only be effective to
and including July 31-
"It is essential that an immeilintd
increase in sprite production be ac
complished and this is regarded as one
menus of assisting.
"All other logging camps will con
tinue under the eight hour basis and
no upruce ramps will employ addition
al men between the receipt of the bul
letin and July .11, but will obtain nec
essary additional help through enlist
ed men furnished by the spruce pro
"Only such spruce camps will oper
ate on this ten hour duy as may be
designated from the spruce production
Make Big Promise
Tacoma, Wash,, Juno 29 Fir lumber
inanufwtuicrs oi Oregon and Washing
ton undertook a gigantic task when, in
convention here, they pledged them
selves to furnish the government at
leaft tWO cars of fir a month for air
planes and other uses. This lumber, it
was said today, is to be shipped to
tho government mill at , Vancouver,
Wash., to be cut up. 8olid trainloads
of lumber will be shipped to eastern
While the meeting, which eompri
ed nearly the entire membership if
the West Coast Lumbermen's associa
tion was in session, telegram were re
ceived from Washington, advising thnt
the government requirements for the
ncit few montlis, exclusive of the air
plane needs, will aggregate 170000,00'J
feet of fir. Of this quantity orders for
00,000,000 of cantonment stock for usa
at Iiattle Creek, Mich., Rtckford, 111,
and ot Dos Moines, Iowa, already hav.i
been placed, with the fir production
board at Portland and Seattle and will
be distributed among the mills imme
diately. . j