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FORTY-FIKST YEAR NO. 160
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1918
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Many Strong Positions Taken
and Austrian Lines Brok
en In Many Places
PRISONERS ARE TAKEN
Aastrians Have Lost Heavily
In Four Days Fighting In
One of the greatest 'battles of the
war appears t be developing in
Starting with an Italian advance
Sunday over a front of about 30 miles,
from the Adriatic inland, the fighting
now has extended' clear across Albania
to the Serbian frontier a front of
nearly 100 miles and is involving the
Trench forces in the upper Devoli val
ley, southwest of Monastir.
British monitors are co-operating by
bombarding the Austrians f rom the sea.
Turther extension of the battle to the
eastward will involve Serbian troops.
The ItnUans appear to be pushing
forward at great speed and the Italian
communique today indicated that tav
alry detachments may have penetrated
nearly ten miles beyond the original
front. . .
It is known that half a million Ital
ian soldiers are In Albania, under
General Ameglio, a veteran of the
Since the Italian forces constructed
military roads over the mountains from
Valona to Monastir, a distance of 125
miles, the allied forces have been re
ceiving most of their supplies by this
route, instead of through Salonika.
,. itome, July 9 Tlie Italian offensive
i'l Albania is growing and the Austrians
nr.. beii.g pu'Sft'd back everywhere, the
ll ilkn war offi.e announced today.
British monitors are co-operating by
fcuinWding eneniv positions from thfc
wit. Italian cavalry is do; ig effcctivD
v.rk,- splitting the Austrian lines and
ifi';ing the enemy from tho rear. More
V:un i30iy prisoners and great quan
t i'ei r' material have been captured.
(Continued on page three)
COURAGE AND JUDGMENT
MARKING OPPENSIVE WORK
OF THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS
i-Coms and Privates Were
As Cool-Headed As West
Pointers at BalieauWcod
By Lowell MeUett
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
With The Americans On the Marne,
June 15. (By Mail). I spent today
among tho American heroes of the
Alarne in a quiet village where even the
battle guns are scarcely audible. The
contrast to the recent fight was so great
that one lieutenant complained the
"deafening silence" prevented him
. Bagged yolmg veterans sprawled
about, soaking up the sunshine and try
ing to organize their own nvnta! picture
of what they had been through.
Their leader not so ragged, because
lie was wearing an intact, non-fitting
.private's uniform, with only a shoulder
tab to indicate his rank was trying
to classify his recommendations of his
men foT bravery.
There is one recommendation which
the officer cannot , make, but which
very man does. That is the leader him
self. They tell endbss stories of his per
formances during the fourteen days and
nights of the Belleau wood fighting.
They say ore will always find him in
their midst, where shells are falling
the fastest or machine guns spitting the
I got a line on the men's affection
fur their leader when I witnessed his
uproar on i-scoverii'g that a consign
SCENE OF ITALIAN VICTORIES
USTRMS PRESSED BACK
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FBAXIC IENKRT Ay HO THOUGHT
NOTHING OP CAPTURING 83
HUNS AND BRINGING- THEM IN
TO CAMP Although only 18 when
he enlisted, Frank Lenert has been in
France for the past ix mouths. A farj
nier 1oy in Wisconsin he came to vJht
togij and shortly after the outbreak
of the war, enliwtnd.
Copyright, Underwood & Underwood
United Press Supplies
News to Yankee Troops
Loudon, July 9. The United Press
today b.?gan filling the need for news
of thousands of American soidierr, sail'
ors and aviators quartered in the British
Isles. A service was starte'l which will
carry news from "back houio': to the
95 Y. M. C. A. camps, many oKwhich
are quite remote from daily newspapers.
F. W. Dixon, athletic director of tin
Y. M. C. A., for the American expe
ditionary residing in Great Britain and
for thousands yet to come, for' This
splendid enterprise demanding much of
your time and great expense, all without
"It will relieve the dull routine of
camp life and bring a much needed
touch from home."
ment of "monkey meat"; as the men
like to call canii"d shredded beef had
been delivered today instead of fresh
beef that had been ordered. Tho deliv
ery apparently was a mistake, as th.9
necessity of hot meat and other hot food
is recognized in the case of men who
have not becnating any hot food, even
coffc.?, for two weeks.
While the officer was struggling with
the question of recommendations I made
a little, unofficial canvass among the
men, seeking to learn their ideas as to
who should be rewarded. In the course
of a. few hours, I obtained many.
There was "Big Swede" Peterson.
None knew his first name or his home
town and he was absent. Peterson 's ma
chine gun cr.?w was killed. He fired the
gun all alone until the Germans ran.
Then he raised the gun and carried it
forward, reset it and fired until the
'j'hen there was the young fellow who
dasl vd straight at a machine gun which
was picking off the men all about him.
He grabbed the muzzle nnd turned the
gnn on its back while the boche crew
Walter Cook, a private of Priceburg,
Pa., when Ijieuteaant Drinkard Milner
of Henderson, Texas, was compelled to
as.urae command of a company the
captaid being Ttillcd calmly accepted
the job of second In command, there
b'.'iuj; no other officers. He managed the
men like a West Pointer, and was as
cool aia cucumber, despite raining
shells and seething machine gun bullets.
(Continued on page two)
Fourteen Killed In Action,
Ten Died of Wounds,
Washington, July 9. General P
shing today reported 57 casualties in the
A. E. F., divided as follows:
Killed in action, 14; died of wounds.
10; died of disease, 1; wounded severe
ly, 18; wounded slightly, 2: missing it
action, 11; prisoner, 1. -
Killed in action:
Sergeant' W. A. Hamilton, Solmcr,
Corporal P. A. Sieberz, Milwaukee,
Privates G. A. Brochn, Newark, N. J.
A. J. Carron, Milford, Mass.
H. Cumminsky, Jfew Bedford, Mass
H. S. David, Conesville, Ohio.
W. Deluca, Hartford, Conn.
li. Duncan, Moorehead, Ky.
J. H. Insley, Carnegie, Pa.
A. Kcnendy, New OrleanB, La.
J. F. Lawson, Worcester, Mass.
J. V. Palac, Buckholtz, Texas.
N. Skittino, Italy.
J. J. Stack, New York.
Died from wounds:
Sergeant M. Popiacki, Baltimore, Md.
Corporal C. C. Bobinson, Canton,' N.
Cook C. H. Stipe, Medora, 111.
Privates H. B. Coon, Bnggsville, Wis.
J., Grabowski, Syracuse. XM. Y.
A.' Parzyych, LaSalle, 111.
J. Pecheca, Fall River, .Miss.
E. C, lioss, Mildner, Ga.
J. A. Koundtrco, Kinston, N. C.
, J-Rusinko, Scranton, Pa, , ...
iieu ox disease; i .
Captain J. S. Moore, Jr., Atlanta, Ga.
Wounded "severely: ' -Privates
A. B. Bamford, Erie, B. C"
W, B. P. Hall, '3204 South Proctof
street, Tacoma, Wash.
A. Miller, San Francisco.
J. G. Reynolds, Monroe, Utah.
Killed In Action Seventeen,
While Ten Died of Wounds
, i 1
Washington, July 9. Marine casual
tiss reported today totalled 82, divided
Killed in action, 17; died of wounds,
10; severely wounded, 13; missing in
Killed in action:
Second Lieutenant T. H. Miles, Jr.,
Sergeant K. O. 'Kelley, Commerce,
Corporals J. R. Danley, Lorain, Ohio
C. A. Martin, Sullivan, Ind.
J. W. Mofield, Hondo, Texas.
1). L. Thor, Chicago.
J. B. Whipple, South Wilton, Conn.
Privates G. Dahl, Chicago.
T. D. Gbn, Jr., Atlanta, Ga.
D. T. Morgan, Staunton, 111.
Jt Fv Newitt, New Orleans, La.
L. T. Perrottet, Wheaton, 111.
W. Prehal, Chicago.
W. B. Prichard, Holly, Mich.
W. L. Bounds, Wadsworth, Ohio.
W. P. Burtner, Harrisburg, Va.
A. E. Bonier, New York.
Died of wounds:
Sergeant. C. O, Knepp, Newton-Ham-illon,
Corporal R. W. Rope, Washington, I.
Privates A. V. Anderson, Wilmette,
F. A. B-cvers, rJalisburg Beach, Muss.
S. F. Blackwood, Winchester, Tenn.
H. H. Hardwick, Aquilla, Texas.
i. L. Killoran, Cambridge, Mass.
C. 8. Schreiber, Pittsburgh, Pa.
H. V. Brooks, Henrvton, jiid.
H. L. Hill, Henager', ,11a.
Wounded severely f
Private C. C. Ouse, Ge.iese, Idaho.
Missing in action:
Private W. J. Dyer, Eagle, Ihado.
TO SUCCEED LORD RHONNDA
London, July 9. J. E. Clynes, labor
member of parliament from Manchester,
has been appointed tu succeed the late
Lord Ehonnda as British food control
ler, it was officially announced today
C'lyj'ts is 49 years old and was Weet
ed to the house of commons in 1996.
RUSSIAN DELEGA TION ,
WILL BE CHOSEN SOON
TO CARRY OUT FOLIC
President WiU Consujt With Cabinet Today Military
Forces Should Be Large Tn Opinion of Army Officials
Counter Revolution Has Apparently Broken Down In
Russia and Many Arrests of Kerensky's Friends Fol
lowGerman Press Allege Plot to Cause Trouble Was
Purpose of Ambassador's Murder
By Robert J. Bender
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington, July 9. Already decided
on the geufral course of aiding Russia,
Preident Wilson today was to counsel
with his cabinet As to the personnel of
the mission to be sent.
Tiiis mission wi(l be backed by a po
lice force i)f allied soldiers. Supplies it
decides to send to Russia will have mil
itary police protection. .
Each cabinet member was to submit
the names of able men to form the com
mission and from that list the president
will make his choices. He desired a rep
resentative group of Americans whose
sympathies and training will help in
the vast task of putting Russia back on
The British and French are consider-
ine names of men whom they desir.? to
add to the business army.
The size of the allied police force is
Military men say it ought to be Jargo
Ther.? is some thought that the American-allied
contribution, however, will be
relatively small and that if need arises
later, thie Japanese will give their as
Ail authorities carefully avoid too
use of the term "military intervention V
in discussing tho plan. They insist the
police force will be- protective; that
BY ALLIED POLICY
OF LOCAL ATTACKS
America's First Million Men
Has Had Inspiring Effect
On Foch's Armies
By J. W. T. Macon
(United Press War Export)
' New York, July 9. Continuation- by
General Foch of his policy of local
assaults along the west front indicates
a high degree of confidence at allied
headquarters in the outcome of any now
offiensives which Von Hindenburg may
inflict upon the German armies.
The spirit of eagorness which the al
lied soldiers are showing is undoubted
ly a tribute to the inspiring of Amer
ica's first million troops in. France. The
.persistency of tho assaults by the al
lies and the invariable success in gain
ing all local objectives, are a splendid
preparation fo defense against a new
The fact that Von Hindenburg may
he training his best troops behind the
lines for their work in a forthcoming
offensive cannot servo as a satisfactory
excuse by the Germans for unsteadiness
for their units now holding the battle
front positions. Von Hindenburg can
not have drawn more than a, quarter
of a million men for intensive training
as shock troops. The rest of the units
for use in a forward movement would
come from the reserve divisions. If a
replacement of only 250,000 men cau
cause the German line to be shaken as
General Foch is now shaking it, the out
look is very disquieting for Von Ilindon
burg's future plans.
The highest honors in the most recent
series of allied attacks must go to tlw
Australians. They have shown remark
able dash and fervor in attack, along
the most strongly held sector of the
German front. The Australian veterans
have made the lvt instructors for Au
erica's own troops. No other units in
the allied armies have a deeper instinc
tive understanding of the fighting men
tality of the Americans. The sanv) long
ing for constant activity, the same de
sire to develop individual initiative that
characterizes the Americans are also
tho outstanding traits of the Austra
lians. It has been highly advantageous
for American leadership to have been
associated in a drive over the top with
the Australian fighters, who are train
ed in the style of relentless fighting
that Americans like best.
Nobel Prize Handed
Back to CoL Roosevelt
Washington, July 9. Theodore Boose
velt's Noble Peac Prize of 40,000 is iuj
go back to him to lie expended for war;
charity for the benefit of widows audi
children of men in the service. I
The senate today agreed to the reso-
lut'n already adopted by the house ;
a iciuest from Colonel Roosevelt that;
the money he declined to accept forj
l iiiislf be u-'cd to help the families
r:f merican soldiers fighting in thej
it will be intended as an inspiration to
the Russians to help themselves back to
a place on the east front and in the
Many Arrests Made.
London, July 9. Premier Lenine has
caused the arrest of M. Skobeleff, for
mer minister of labor; M. Tchernoff,
former minister of agriculture; M. Tser
etolli, former minister of post aud tele
graph and other members of the Ker
ensky cabinet, according to a Moscow
dispatch received today.
M. Savinkoff minister of war under
K.?rensky, also wag arrested.
The above cable would seem to bear
out the bolshevik! claim that the coun
ter revolution im Moscow has been sup
pressed and would indicate that Boc.ial
revolutionaries formerly allied with
Alexander Kerensky were among the
Martial Law In Moscow -
Bafdc, Switzerland, July 9. Martial
law has been proclaimed in Moscow, ac
cording to dispatches received hers to
Several of those arrested in connec
tion with the assassination of Ambas-
(Continncd on page two)
RUSSIANS IN SEATTLE
STAND BY GERMANY
Want Only Pro - German
Soviets Recognized by
Seattb, Wash., July 9,-vLocal Rus
sians, claiming to be the "soviet of
Russian workers of Seattle" have tele
graphed Presidont Wilson v urging
against military intervention and de
claring such action would be capitaliz
ed by Gcrrhnn influences to array the
masses against tho United States.
The message follows: .
"The soviet of Bussian workers of
Seattle, consisting of Bussian, Finnish,
Lettish, Lithuanians and Fthonian or
ganizations, et al, declare this to bo tlw
most critical moment for the United
States to consider military intervention
in liussia for tho reason that the Ger
man influence upon tho discontented
masses in Russia might serve as a dis
advantage toward the' interest of the
allies, particularly to the United States
"As Russians, and knowing the sen
timMit of the revolutionary movements
in Russia; which is no doubt recog
nized as the only power in Russia, we
kindly urge the American government
to recognize tho Soviets of Russia. We
do this because of our desire of main
taining th.9 friendly relationship be
tween the jeoplo of our two countries.
Regardless of their interior revolution
ary motives, and in this way only will
Russia in the very near future gladly
and unitedly resist the German autoc
racy by a powerful organized force.
"We also desire to offer our coop
eration in all such activities, and we
tru -f that the Soviets that are existing
in practically all cities of America will
lend their support. Therefore, your ex
cellency, we hope that you will weigh
and consider our message in the same
spirit in which it is sent, and we fur
ther hope that you will lend us your as
sistance in avoiding counter revolution
ary propaganda through the pr,?ss of
this country, assuring you much better
results and immediate cooperation from
the people of Bussia. "
She Wanted to Shoot
and Obeyed Orders
Mami, Fla., July 9. "If you want
to shoot me, go ahead." Henry J. Stephen-,
nromiuent railroad engineer, Is al-le-d
to have said, handing a revolvei,
wli'ch he had previously wrested away,
back to his wife.
Mrs. Stephens, according to the po
lice, took careful aim and fired. SU'ph-
ins ' in the hospital today in a dying
condition. His wife is in jail.
A few minutes before Stephens took
the rrun from his wife, she had fired at
him three times but missed. Stepnens
t'lld the police. He said that his wife
va-i in a jealous rage wh.?n he ci.iered
the, house. Their two year old daughter
was a witness to the shooting. Mrs.
Stephens' parents are wealthy residents
of Grand Ridge, 111.
by Point of Order
Washington, July 9. Wets
today temporarily blacked con-
sideration af war time prohibi-
tion by tho senate. Senator
iPenrose raised point of order
gainst the prohibition amend-'
men to the emergency food act
ion the ground that it is general
legislation on an appropriation
ibiil. Scnaitor Saulsbury, who
was presiding, did not wish to
decide the point of order im-
mediately and the net effect
was to postpone consideration
4 of the question.
Under the amendment as re-
ported yesterday the removal
of distilled spirits held in bond
would be prohibited after Jan-
uary 1 except under regulations
prescribed 'by the commissioner
of internal revenuo with the
approval of the secretary of the
treasury. The commissioner also
would prescribe legnlations for
the sale and distribution of 4
$ wane for sacramental, mediciu- $
al or other non'bevernge pur-
iporfrs. ' "
Radical Pro-German Evening
Mail Controlled by Kaiser s
New ..York. July 9. Dr. Edward
Buinely, pub'iisher of the New York
evening Mail, was arraigned before
United States Commissioner Hitchcock
today on a charge of perjury. His bail
was reduced froan 100,000 to 35,000,
which lie hojed to furnish.
lit .is alleged that Bilmely in a report
to the alien property custodian aworc
the Mail was owned by Americans aud
that it was really owned by the Ger
man government, which gaveRumely
the 'money1 tft purchase it from the Mail
and Extpressi company in June, 1915t
United Static District Attorney Har
per asserted1 in court today that gov
emmenlt evidence .would show Biwiiely
no only received money from Germany
for the Mail but for other purposes
Tho preliminary hearing will be
Dr. BuniBly held a hasty consulta
tion with his attorney, Frederick J.
Powell after he arrived in court. - He
stated thait he ihad not had an oppor
tunity to confer with his counsel.
Harder after having first requested
bail in the sum of (50,000, reduced
his figures when told that Dr. Bumely
in spite of the fact that he has handled
lare sums of money many times, would
not Ibe able- to furnish so large a bond.
In asking the larger sum, he recalled
the case of Jeremiah O'Leary. Who
ifled with a bond ctf i!50O in the hands
lot the government. Dr. Rumely'a sit
I'uation, he .said, was practically the
Kamo so far as the government was
concerned and no chances should be
taken with him.
Dr. Runiely remiainocl silent while
tho proceedings were in progress, ebang
lug his expression only to smile at
A Miltehell Palmer, alien property
custodian, declared Dr. Runiely told
him the iiilniey with which the Mall
was purchased before this country en
tered the war was obtained from Her
mann Sielcken, a naturalized German.
Tho government alleges I ho hioney was
liblttiiied from Count Von uemtjiortr,
(Continued on page three)
Troops Running Down
Arkansas Draft evaders
Littb ltockArk., July 9. Firing was
heard todav in the hills of Cleburso
county, where forty alleged draft evad
ers ore pursued by tinted olutcs sol
diers, according to telephone reports
from IL.'bcr Springs, Ark.
Authorities here received word that
firing w as heard at intervals yesterday
and last night. It is believed that the
troops and fugitives were engaged in a
running fight. Tins troops were sent af
ter the alleged draft evaders following
a fight near Heber Springs late Bunduy
in which a deputy sheriff and two draft
resisters were killed.
Work or Fight Order
and Baseball Players
Washington, Julv. 8. A (V finite de
cision as to whether the work or fight
order applies to baseball players will be
made soon bv Secretary of War Uaker
He said this afternoon he understood
two appeals for decision wer coming up
to him today.
It has been indicated by the appeals
section of the war department that the
secretary's decision will allow the base
ball players' positions to remain in stat
us quo for the remainder of this season,
but that beginning next season baseball
will lie classed as a "nou-effective" industry.
NEXT BLOW WILL
German Leader Is Gather
ing AH His Effective Forces
To Strike Soon
FRENCH BITE DEEPLY
INTO GERMAN LINES
Advance Mile This Morning
Oa Two and Half Mile
Front Near Oise
London, July 9. The British air r14
on Ooblem Friday morning was th
sev erest of the war, according to a
Basle dispatch to the Express today.
Twelve nersons wer killed anH oi in
jured. The northern nar nf tha ataMoii
wag seriously damaged and the Rains
ana mosen i Bridges ana the Boyai
Palace were hit Great damage was
done' to the fortress of Bhrenhreit.
By William Philip Slmms
(United Press giiaff correspondent)
With tho British Annies in France,'
July 9- The next Gorman blow, be
lieved to be a matter of days is ex
pectcd Ito be the last Hindenburg will
be 0)ble to -deliver, judging from the
increasing slowpes of hi paat efforts.
Bult neJbody out here doubts that it
will 'be the hardest he lis capable of,
once hie men are set inmotion, or that
t will eclipse all previous battles in
point; of violence in men and material
Tho strange lull, which, has spread
for weeks tup aud rlown the lines, from
,ono end to ithe other save for occa
sional tiny baittlee here and there like
the Fourth of July "show" along tha
Hemmedcontinues to hover .grjmly over
(he weefi front.-"'" "
The German dnfanltry might be sound
aslecip for all) it is doing in the fight
ing Uno. Even the enemy airmen are
sticking close to their roosts. Despite
the fine weather, air fighting is con
siderably below the average.
Much )ios !boen printed regarding
lH'iideiilburg's delay. 8ome say the
"Flandcrg fover" i the .cause; others
say lack of -men; cithers that he is
waiting until roads to the forward
a reus are laid, so that big guns may be
(Continued on page three)
Plot Is Frustrated
San Francisco, July 9. Federal bu
thoiiitioa hero today were convinced
that another plot against coastwise)
skipping anil Ito aid flermen agents in
keeping in touch with maritime move
ments, had ibeen frustrated with ths
arrest of Carl Johaimtad, first officer
of a steiamer running from Ban Fran-
icicw to Mexico.
j Johantad was arrested on ordors
I from naval officials While Juan Ramer
iez, purser of the same vwtseh is aboard
'a cruiser bound for a Pacific, port
i from Mexico, following his srreirt as
one of the alleged pMtters at Balina
The autihorities claim that in Mexi
can waiters the steamer was fitted with
exceptionally powerful wireless, end
that a quantity af dynamite stolen
from the cargo, was aeerutod at vul
nerable points on the vessel. The dyna
mite, officiate believe, was to be used
lir destroying tho stoninex and any oth
er ahifppiug in her vicinity, in case tho
pint was discovered following arrival
in an Aniericaa port.
Th' work or fight order '11 be purty
hard on th' feller that never fought
anything but work. You git a purty fai
lino on who rung th ' home by who car-riosth'baby.