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FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO.
ST. GOBA I N FOREST UNTE
with m PRESSING 0
Believe That Capture of La I Is Near At Hani-German
Rally In Strong Force To Vllnd St Quentin And Laon
And Big Guns Are Active In ' t Sector. Allies Report
Steady Progress In Spite of I Vmmed Resistance From
Retreating Enemy. .
By Lowell Mellett
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
With The British Armies in France, Sept. 9.South
of Gouzeaucourt British advanced guards attacked today.
At noon the assault was going well.
(Gouzeacourt is on the Hindenhurg line, southeast of
FRENCH CLOSE TO LA FERE.
By William Philip Simms
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
. Paris, Sept. 9. The French are at the gates of La
Fere, which is still' aflame. Fall of this bastion of the
Hindenburg line, which the allies were unable to occupy
in 1917, is probable.
St. Gobian, in the wooded hill country centering in
that town, is tenable only with difficulty.
(The St. Gobian forest is one of the strongest de
fenses of Laon).
The French can attack via Servais at the north, via
Fresnes at the south and via Barisis and Aulers.
To the westward the allies
St. Emile in their advance toward St.' Quentin.
London, Sept. 9. (12:50 p. m.) The British patrols have occupied Ver
French are now or-ly four miles fromlmand (six miles north of St. Quentin)
St. Quentin ana cavalry patrols are
close to LaFere, it was learned this af-waa
ternoon. The French now hold the Cro-
zat caual ou practically its whole length
Sept. 9. (10:20 a. m.)
have reached positions ;
i1a.. - T ra r.ira aiu ivpimnflnn nf thft I
city is probable, according to battle
front advices.' I Ad vance Toward St. Quentin
" I Paris, Sept. 9. French forces during
LaFere is one of the principal allied tllp a,van(,pd toward St. Quentin
objectives. It Is behind the Iliudauburg I f rom thc sonth and aso gail,0(1 ; their'
line, twelve miles south of St. Quentin. ti,rllst asainst LaFeiv from the north,
The town is one of the strongest points ; ttl.onv,iis to the war office official
in the Hindeuburg defense system ul j et,mmunique today,
is 0f the highest strategic importance. The statement follows:
. I "North of the Somme we enlarged
London, Sept. 9. (12:50 p. in.) 'ollr progression eastward of Avcsue to
British are now attacking Gouzeau- war,i ciastiwi. We occupied the notable
court, it was learned today. jLaMotte farm (southwest of St. Quen-
IUUU7CBUCUU1 I 1 Ull llll 11 1 HUt'UlMI I g
line southeast of Havrincourt wood.)
"1 don't believe I ever scen such big
pv-aches on top as ther are this sea -
oii," said Mrs. Tilford Moots, t'day.
My idea of a heavy dinner is when my
wife tries t' make light, flufjy noodles,
n' theyjon't fluff, J
have taken Villeveque and
'and Vciidellcs (north of Vermand,) it
The British have readied the western
aml nolthwestern edges of Epehy
(four miles south of Gouzeaucourt on
the Hindvnburg line.) British patrols
r,,mrte.i t0 have passed through the
"Our elements crossed the Canal Cro
zat opposite Liez (northwest of La
Fere) "Between t1n Oise and the Aisne dur
I inir the niizlit there was violent Ger
man artillery and German infantry re
action. Two strong counter attacks in
the region of LaFaux (northeast of
Sissons) we;- repulsed. We took eighty
prisoners belonging to five different leg
"In the Champagne the -French made
raids in the region of Mont Sansnom,
taking prisoners. WVst of Aiiborivcs, a
German raid "as unsuccessful."
, Germans Will Eeslst
London, Sept. 9. The Germans' arc
making every preparation to defend St
Quentin and Ln.m against 'the advanc
ing allies, dispatches from the front in
dicated today. French troops are reach
ing striking distance of St. Quvntiu
They are reported close to LaFere, a
strong position in the Von Hindeuburg
system. A German concentration of
heavv guns has been observe north of
Craonne (on a line between Kheinis and
M.ann itist flhnVA thn C)inniin-rla-
! T .
In their night reports, the British and
French war offices noted steady pro
gress and stronger enemy resistance in
j some places. On their southern flan me
I British have re capture,! the positions
ithev held before the Germans started
their offensive March 21. At the town
! of L Hamel, on the Crozat canal the
French are only five miles from St
(Continued on pag three)
SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER
TO RESIST ALLIES
This Assistance Now Endan
gering Important Posi
tions West of Volga.
Washington, Sept. 9 German artil
lery is lending aid to the bolslieviki
west of Volga, from Penza to north of
Kazan, according to state department
These -said the bolslieviki were gain
ing strength there because of this Teu
ton aid. There also was an unofficial
report that 4 hey probably had taken
Samara- if this was true, it mean9 that
Orenburg, Simgick and Kazan are in
imminent danger. '
Americans at Front
Vladivostok, Sept. 9. Two' battal
ions of American troops have joined
the Japanese and Czechs on the front
line beyond Nikolish. Another battal
ion is guarding tre railroad between
Vladivostok and Nikolish (about 50
The discipline of the Americans has
made them popular among the other
allied troop3 hero.
Shoot Many in Petrograd
Petrograd, Sent. 9. So far 521 coun
tcr revolutionaries have .been shot in
reprisal for the murder of Moses Urit
ski, commissary of the interior for i'e
trigrad district, it was officially an
nounced here today. A list of 121 names
has been published of persons who will
bo killed if more bolslieviki are shot.
Many former high officials and nobles
are included in this list.
At Smolensk, fifty land owners were
accused of complicity in the attack on
Germans are Dissatisfied
Tokio, Sept. (i. German Magyars,
former prisoners of war in Russia, are
disheartened because of the allied
(Continued on "page two)
GERMANS MAKES! AND
IN OLD BRITISH LINE
Defenses North f of Somme
Shelter Fleeing Enemy
For Tune Being
By Lowell MelMt,
(United Press staff correspondent.)
With the British Armies in France,
Sept. . The line of old Brftish trench
es north of the Somme served the
German rearguard fighters to good
purjiose today. Built by the British
when they settled down facing the
Hindeuburg line, the trenches served
to tay, but not to stop the German
steamroller last spring- It is likewise
improbable that the German will Uo I
more than hesitate in these defenses i
before falling back to their own orig-.
inal positions. .
Nobody knows what the next British!
move will ne. There are no inges
tions of what is forthcoming any more
than there were at the beginning of
of the manner in which battle plans i
are kept secret. It Is now permissible
to relate an incident concerning the I
Canadian corps' smashing blow before !
Amiens. On the fingers of one hand
it uuhl. enumerate the nernnns '
within the corps to whoni knowledge
of the impending attack was passed.
They were assigned to do all the "pre
liminary work, characterizing the opera
tion as' the "L C scheme." The im
pression was general among officers
of high rank that the
plans of tbe
corps contemplated a
Arras, where the troops were stationed,
Who Must Register
On September L
Portland, Or., Sept. 9 If a
man is 46 years old oa regis-
tration day; Thursday, Septem-
bcr 12, is he requited to regis-
This is tvpical of many ques
tions asked regarding registra-
tion requirements under the new
draft law, which lowers and
raises draft limits to include all
men between the ages of 18
and 45 Years, both inclusive.
The answer to the foregoing
question is "No." A man who
is 40 years old on registra-
tion day, September 12, docs
if, however, his 4(ith birth-
day sllonld come on September
13," the day after registration
day, he would have to regis-
ter, for ho would then be with-
in the 45 year age limit on Sep-
Similarly, a youth who has
attained his ISth birthday on
or before Thursday, September
12, must register. If he is not
18 years old until the next day
September 13, he does not reg-
All men between the ages of
IS and 45 years, both inclusive,
who have not already rogister-
ed under the former 21 to 30
age limits, both inclusive, must
register on registration day.
The only exceptions, are men al-
ready 'in-the military or 'naval
That is to say, levery man
who has attained his IHth birth
day on or before Thursday,
September 12, and has not at-
tained his 4Uh birthday by
that date,-must resistor unless
he lias already registered urn
der the 21 to 30 year draft law
or is in the military or naval
Frends Of Beer
Rise In Protest
Washington, Sept. 9. Beer
and its friends rose np in pro
test today against the govern
ment ruling that manufacture
of brewed beverages shall cease
December L So-called "near
beers" are affected by the or
der. The fooil administration
received hundreds of telegrams,
principally from eastern states,
protesting against the edict.
With few exceptions the tele
grams are worded identically ac
cording to several stereotyped'
Officials sav they will tell tho
protestors it is not possible to
alter tho order prohibiting the
use of grains.
or further northward, perhaps against
Mount Keinmcl. Instead, the night be-
fore the attack the troops were sudden-
... rr,, . t
ly shifted to Amiens. They went to
the baltlc under an inspiration which
originated mysteriously and spread rap-
idly in the cry of "remember the j
Llandovery Castle." Then officers
, , , , ,. ., .,, ,.
"aa mv" u" 1UC r Igle and Leidor, who had replaced Deal
scheme" recognized where the initial! . ,i,ir,l. ...p,v .0a ,. An balls.
A German intelligence service i
port recently seized contains comment
on the British being "past masters in
concealing their intentions."
Letters found on nrisoners contain
more revelations of the enemy's mor
ale. "It's high time the war came to an
end," wrote an aviator after his 34th
battle flight. Otherwise, be said, hi
would soon be appearing in the ranks
of the .infantry, as all aviation parks
and commands were being combed for
available infantry material,
A trooper of the Ninth Hussar
"Let's hope we soon get out of this
mess- We can t do much with out
cavalry division because it 'II run awaj
f it gets too much of it."
A motorless day has been observed tn
the cast, all plcasuiv automobiles having
bee:; laid off for one day, as a gasolino
j conservation measure, iiae chance to
j polish up the old buses and to get Vin
iu ahapc for the winter,
RED SOX DEFEAT
WHITE SOX TODAY
I BOSTON FIELD
Close Game Ends Three To
Two In Favor Of Bostsn
IN NINTH INNING
Joe Bush finishes For Boston
When Ruth Weakens In
By H. O. Hamilton
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Fenway Park, Boston, Mass., Si-pt. 9.
One more baseball game for Boston
and the Bed Sox will have won anoth
er world's championship. Their 3 to 2
victory over the Cubs hee this after
noon put them within one ganw of the
last world's champion ship until the.
war has bvon won.
Today's game, while not up to the
playing standard set in the contests at
Chicago, wis filled with teuse moments
and rapid fire action.,.
Th0 Kvd box accumulated their first
two runs on a mighty clout by their
pitching star, Babo Kuth, and the run
that clinched the game was the result
of a hit and error.
On the Cubs side of the ledger there
was action from start to finish but thvy
were able to score in but one ming,
Ed Barrow, the Bed Sox manager,
held an informal reception in his dug
out immediately after the gamv. He
shook hands with a crowd of Boston
fans and gave away all the baseballs
in his grip..
Today's crow,l was more than 2,000
well above the two first games in Chi
cago, but still short of. Saturday o at
The field was slow and made tl.ts
iilaving somewhat slow also.
Babo Bnth became unsteady in the
closing inning and Jon Bush finished
for the Bed Sox. For all that tho huge
left handor did his day's work in admir
able styK'. He pitched 'CU enough to
win the average game and it was his
long hit to the right field fence that
pushed the first two runs across.
In tho fourth inning, with White
man and Mclnnis on the runways, Hutli
tore off his first safety of the bvrics
and drovo t he in both across.
In the eighth, with Douglass, a right
bander pitching for the Cubs, Barrows
sent Schang up to hit for Agnew. Ho
responded with a clean single. Hooper
atlvinptcd to sacrifice. Douglass pick
'ed up tho ball and heaved it to the
stand. Schang crossing the plate with
the winning run. Killifer drew a base
on balls for the Cubs in the same inning
and Hendrix was sent up to hit for
Tyler. Tlw big pitcher also responded
w;th a sharp single and both runncrf;
advanced when Kuth uncorked a wild
Two men were nailed by the Sox
before Mann delivered a single that
Ki.(cr and UvCtlhe wll0 ran
nn(rjx n(.r0ss. This tied the score und
the Cubs made a great attempt to win
after the Sox had gone to the front
K":n in thc eighth.
Merkle opened the ninth with a sin-
Wormian tried to sacrifico but Mrrklc
was nailed at third bv a flashy bit oj
frlding bv McTnnis. Barber batted for
Killifer and ended the game in dramatic
fashion when ho bit into a double play.
The limnp today:
C'ricatfO Flack, if; Hidlocher, ts;
Mann, If; Paskert cf; Merkle lb; Pick,
2b: Deal 3b; Killifer, c; Tyler, p
Boston Hooper rf; Shean 2b; Strunk
cf; Whiteman If; Mclnnis lb; Agnew
c: Wcott ts; Thomas 3b; Ruth p.
Umpirer Klcm and O'Day for the
National league; Hildebrand and
Owens for the American league.
Batteiies Boston: Ruth and Agnew;
Chicago: Tyler and Killifer. .
Game By Innings
First Inning hicago: Hack up.
Strike one, swung. Bull one. Foul strike
two. Flack singled to right. Jt was a!
Ti- 1 1I..H....I.... T1..11 ..nn
Ball two. Strike one, called. Strike ; partmcnt records.
two, called. Hollocher lined to Hcott. I. K. Tracy, Canyon City, Oregon.
Flack getting back to first base easily. I Senator Lewis was returning home on
Mann up. Strike one, called. Ball one.! the transport after a visit to Great
.'Britain and France and the Western
(Continued on page six)
PRICE TWO CENTS
YANKEE GUNS BOMBARD
STRONG ENEMY POSITION
PUN ON GERMANS
Berlin Paper Says There Are
Now Thirty Two Trained
The Hague, Sept', 9. In view of
"relative conditions," the German
general staff has decided to conduct
future fighting on a defensive plan of
sirategy, according to tho newspaper
Vorwaerts of Berlin, in copies received
acre today. Tho article stated tha
uermany must reckon with thirty two
American divisions and that half train
ed Americans .could be sent to quiet
sectors to release trained troops for
General Admits Failures.
Amsterdam, Sept. 9. Lecturing be
fore German society, General Von
Freylag Loringhovon, deputy chief of
tho general gtaff, appealed to his hear
ers to keep up their spirits and not
bo too disappointed at war failures,
according to Berlin dispatches today.
"War is an uncertain business,"
laid Loringhovcn. "We must not ex
pect too much, as wa the case when
unrestricted submarine warfare was in
troduced, as well as at the beginning
of the spring offensive. , i
"Tho present check is not to be com
pared to past ones. All we have to
do is to Weep up our spirits. Our
watchword is 'victorious defense to a
Mutiny of Sailors.
Zurich, Sept. 9, The newspaper Vol
ksreich publishes tho details of tho
mutinies of Austrian sailors at Pola
At Sebenico in 1917 they mutinied
twice. Many officers were thrown
At Pola in February 191S the sailors
mutinied and killed ono officer, injur
ing .many officers including Admiral
An infantry regiment, ordered to
ouell the mutiny, refused. Finally the
sailors surrendered and fifty of them
are awaiting trial.
(Continued on page six)
WITH CHIEF ADVISERS
Secretary Of War Visits Tran
sport Recently Injured
Washington, Sept. 9. Secretary of
War Baker, now in France, hns cable I
Secretary Daniels that he visited the
transport Mount Vernon when it arriv
ed In port damaged by a U-boat torpedo
and paid a high tribute to the niorule
and efficient seamanship of the ship's
The cablegram follows:
"1 have just visited and viewed the
Mount Vernon. The high spirit and
morale of its men and masterful sea
manshin of its captain and
make ueh a stirring story or heroism!,
that 1 wish all the nation mignt Know
the splendid way in which the huge
transport met and foiled the attempt
to destroy tyr at sea. The traditions
of your service arc enriched by their
coudui't in this emergency."
Vice Admiral Sims reiorted the tor
pedo struck on the starboard side,
flooding a fire room, but he did not
stato the extent of the damage. Navy
officials assume, since tho vessel was
able to reach port under her own pow
er, she was not badly damaged.
The men killed were firemen, engine
men and water tenders. The names of
the Western men include
h Pi..., M-.l-.ae chebm com,
; ' -
M st-llv. nddrcK not in Xavv De -
ON TRAINS AND NEWS
STANDS FIVE CENTS
Key Position Of La Petite"
Montaga Object cf Tre
mendous Artillery iFre
By Webb Miller,
(United Press staff correspondent.)
With the American Armies in France,
Sept. 9. American artillery has open
ed a heavy bombardment of LePetito
Montagne, a powerfully fortified height
whih rises 250 feet at the point whero
the German line leaves the Aisno and
dips toward Rheiuis.
1 his height is the key position to
tho enemy front in that region. It
is furrowed with a strong trench sys
tem and its slopes and crest are de
fended with thick belts of barbed wire.
American batteries, including many "
six inch guns, are hurling hundreds of -shells
into the slopes and onto tho
crest, rippink up wire, searching deep- ,
ly indented wood ravines, infested
with machine guns which command the
valleys on ulach. sido, batterinig tho
trenches to ruins and generally making
the mountain stronghold most unhealthy
for tho Germans.
The constant thunder of six inch guns
was rolling over the battlefield as tho
American artillery lashed the heights
with a terrible, hail of sells- German,
batterios behind the Aisne replied,
bombarding Flames and the back areas,
dropping high explosives over miles of
country in their search for our gun
Simultaneously, the American artil
lery with wonderful accuracy smashed
thft Aisne bridges behind the Germans,
who- are still on the southern, bank
of te river. As this was cabled, five
bridges liave.bceu torn up. '
The enemy line from the Aisne south
eastward across tho crests of fb plat-
eau toward Iihcims is much the same '
as it was Suturdny. The German,
early today were holding with dotcr--mination
to the tops of the table lands. ,
It is mainly tho strength of LcPetiti
Montague, now being battered, which
has slowed up the American advanco,
toward tho Aisne on the right of our
line. A few more prisoners have been
taken, including five who hid out for
the purpose of surrendering when our
troops reached their places of conceal
ment. One was accompanied by a
trained messenger dog.
Captive German Bluffer.
With the Americans in Franco, Sept.
9 A big German drive to victory by
autumn is what L-udciidorff is planning,
according to young Lieutenant Von
Allicrsleben, whose father is said to bo
one of the knifer's advisers.
When captured, Von Albersloben was
snmrtlv dressed and insisted on wear
ing a "monocle. He replied insolently
to his questioners. Asked his opinion
of the present situation, he flippantly
declared that Ludendnrff iir moving his
troops according to tactical plans anil
that he later will make a Ing drive
for a German peace tins year.
TO BE REVISED AGAIN
Curtailment Of Labor Is Nec
essary Even In Most Im
Washington, Sept. 9. The new pref
erence list, made public by the war
b..ani, foivshadows a much moro drastic,
curtailment of the lesser essential in
diir.;nes, officials declared today.
It definitely prescribes that industries
all oil rnpp! VI " basic materials first, in
the order of their importance in couUib-..
..,,,.. t victory. -No maieriuis '"
. . ' 4 .i :..,l..utt.w.i i-.ntii tha
available ior oiner iiuu.,..w - -
ids of these aecoriMl pretorenco aro
There are four great classes, the first
embracing plants engaged in the 'nore
vital war work, such as aircraft produc
tion and ammunition making. Class two
includes coppvr, brass, locomotives,
steel wire and kindred industries. Class
three takes cart. of electrical equipment
fond factories and a few others. News
papers, tobacco plants, medical factor
ies and others are included under cluss
The list will furnish a key to draft
officials for granting industrial exemp
tion and determining whether a man i
J engaged in an essential pursuit,
i " Key men"-
-the absolutely essential
1 ones will in snme cases b excused; of.
I . ...... 1.,.. .. la nliln Tt.'Pfl ..'fell hHn H
; , '.,, , 1
I dilution of labor will be necessary ,ve,i
I in the moie important plants. Meneiami
I ing exemption in thvse c usses must pre-
i s.nt affidavit, of employers, setting
foit, that they are mdispensaDie.