today WEATEEa lJJr) 4,603 SUBSCRIBERS (23,000 BEAD EES) DAILY Only Circulation in EaVni Guar anteed by the Audit Bureaa cf Circulations FULL LEASED WIRE DISPATCHES " SPECIAL WILLAMETTE VAL LEY NEWS 8EBVICE FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO. S FIFMPh TDfill FRENCH ENGAGE IN NEW DRIVE ALONG AISNE THREATQflFIG THE GERMAN STRONGHOLD OF LAON Gains Of Two Miles With 1800 Prisoners Were Reported lhis Morning.General Haig Reports Repulse of Strong Enemy Attacks And Steady Advance Toward CamhraL 1500 Prisoners Were Taken There In Two Days' Fighting. --German Line Seriously Threatened. The American offensive having achieved in 2? hours its purpose of capturing St. Mihiel salient, Marshal Foch today started a new drive along the Aisne and west of the Chemin-des-Dames, French forces attacked at 5 a. m. Gains of two miles, capture of 1800 prisoners and seizure of several towns was reported in London' early this afternoon. i The new battle is in the area north and east' of Sois sons. The fighting front is roughly shaped like the letter "L". On the line which runs south and slightly east from below LaFere to the Aisne, the French are striking against the Hindenburg defenses, flanking St. Gobian and Coucy forests and the Chemin-des- Dames and also flanking the Germans .alonk the north bank of the Aisne. On the east and west line the effort is apparently to cross the Aisne and dislodge the Germans from plateau positions which they still retain between the Aisne and the .Vesle. In the ast operations on this east and west line Americans in large numbers participated. If big advan ces should be made this attack would take the form of a gigantic pincer movement against Laon, as the assault is on both the west and south of that stronghold. , In what was once the St. Mihiel salient, the Americans are today rounding up batches of Germans who were nipped off in the retreat. Prisoners taken by the Ameri cans and French total more than 20,000 and more are being brought in,' according to unofficial reports-. Amer ican artillery has now started a bombardment of the Hindenburg line, beyond the base of the late salient, where the Germans apparently have taken refuge. Re adjustments of German positions in front of the Hinden burg line are in progress. At Chatiilon, the enemy with drew two miles in this readjustment. In Picardy the Germans have made several strong local attacks akainst the British, all being repulsed. London, Sept. 14. (1:40 p. m.) In u attack launched at fire, a. m. today on the Aisne and asrtide the Ailette, the French have advanced two miles on an eleven mile front, taking several towns and 1800 prisoners, according to battle front dispatches this after noon. The French, striking toward the west ern end of the (.'heuiin-Des-Dames, have captured Alternant, just north of the highway leading toward the Chem-in-Des-Dames- Further south they have seized Saner. v On the northern bank of the Aisne, advancing eastward, the French have reached the western edge of Vailly. iMont Des Sinsjcs has also fallen. The French attack this morning on the south end of the St. Gobain massif wild in the direction" of the forest of Oooey, is making satisfactory progress. This morning's French advance threatens to turn the flank of the 'hemin-Des-Damrs and endangers Laon. This attack is in the direction of Laon from the south and west. Amer ican troops have been fighting between th Aisne and the Vesle. The French astride the Ailette are in a position to flank the Chemin-Des-Datries po': tiiina from the west. " Astride the Ailette the allied front runs close to the Ilndenburg line. The 1 I - A i f r !fi Tr? o fi 219. CAPTURE ABOVE 15, STAKE river crosscg that line 12 miles south and slightly east of LaFere. The most important town immediately before the allies in that region is' Ainszy-Le-Chntoflu, behind the Hindenburg line and less than three miles beyond the French front. A move forward in that direction would threaten to flank St. Gobain and Coucy forests, which form powerful defenses for Laen. ( Tn the last American tlirnst south of the Aisne, the river was reached along part of the front, but at the extreme right, northwest of Bheims, thecrnian line still drops down from the Aisne to the Vesle, extending across the plateau . country .between those streams. NEW ZEALANDEBS FIGHT HARD. By Lowell Mellett, (Tutted Press staff correspondent.) With the British Armies in France, Sept. 14. (10:40 a. m.) In an attack with liquid fire northwest of Gouzeau eourt at 1:45 a. m. today the Germans compelled a British withdrawal to the support lines. Southwest of Goozcaucourt a counter attack under a heavy barrage failed, (Continued on page six) I -sr SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, f EPTEMBER 14, 1918 II GALE W. CHURCH WAS THERE ANDHE KNOWS The Chateau-Thierry Fight Was a Hummer With The Him Cry of "Kamrad'V In times of peace, Gale W. Church led 'the netting life of collecting fares fc-T the Salem Street Railway company. out an tnat is anctent History as he is now a sergeant over there in the sig nal bureau and is seeing real life. Iu fact he was one of the boys in the Cha teau Thierry fight. In writing to a friend here ho tells his story as fol lows: "We were leading a nice peaceful life in a training camp when all of a sudden orders came to pack up and the next day we were at the front in the thickest of the fight anil believe me, it. sure was 'thick in places. It wu a continual boom and roar of your own and the enemy cannon with shells screeching and shrieking overhead from our own artillery. And all this with the bursting of shrapnel and shells of the Hun, and the hum and buzz of airplanes and (he moans and cries of the wounded until it was al most unbearable. "Our boys sure had 'them on the run and it was fun to hear theni holler 'kamerad' when they gaw there was no way to cscape.r The -boys would run them like dogs and then shoot them down like dogs as they are. If I live to be a thousand years old I'll never for get -the things I went through. "lr course we lost a lot of men but most of them were wounded or badly gassed and will bo all right for service later. It is really marvelous how men (Continued on page four) Man Hunt In Progress Thru out Mountain Section of Colorado. Denver, Colo., Sept. 14. The murder of Officer Luther MeCalrill in this city early today was declared bv police officials to be the work of tho bandit gang, members of which killed a de-i tective and seriously wounded another! in Colorado Springs late yesterday. j The gtato wide man hunt which fivl-! lowed the Colorado Springs shooting resulted in the arrest of throe of the bandits and onfe woman companion. At dawn today the hunt for another' oamnt was, resumed in the foothills near &'dalia. A "murder car" is al p at large near Denrcr. Possos of police, state constabulary, forester and, armed citizens fought four pitched battles with various mem bers of the gang in the course of the most sensational reign of terror created in Denver and Colorado Springs in reccjnt years. Several other officers were -slightly injured by bandits bullets. Roy Sherrill, arrested with Eva Lew is De Morris, an actTess, at Scdalia. early today, wag shot in both legs in a revolver and rifle duel with Den ver officers who had trailed the pair nearly all night. Dale Jones was cap tured near Sedalia later. Frank Lewis, alleged leader of the j gairtf, saiu io oe Known to ot. ixhiis and Kansas City, Mo. police, was ar rested at Palmer Lake as he was rid ing in a taxieab early today. The battles in Denver and Co'orado! Springs were fought by different groups of the same gang who, tiie po- j Kce declare, are wanted for a train , hold up at Paola, Kansas last July (Continued on pajje six) ' '- .ill-Li- - - , ewifo MS LIITO .FlU VENT Americans Have Advanced More Than Thirteen Miles At St. Mihiel ROLL OF PRISONERS IS GROWING HOURLY Germans In Revenge Renew Bombardment Of Rhehs . Cathedral Today, Approximately 150 square miles of territory was captur- ed in 27- hours by the Amvr- icans in their St. Mihiel drive. Fortv five town, and vil- lages Vero taken. " )(c ss sff st s(t s(s fc fc jfc sc ifc sc s(t -Loudon, Sept 14... ..(115 p. m.) North of the obliterated St Mihiel sal ient the enemy ig readjusting his line, said advices from Fmic this afternoon In the neighborhood of Chatiilon (on the line running northwest from the hinge of the pocket) the Germans re treated a couple of miles. French and American patrols are keeping In close touoh. The maximum depth o fthe Am erican penetration is reported at 13 miles. Paris, Sept. 14. The Germans are continuing to bombard Rbeims cathed ral. The north tower threatens to fall After every German defeat the bom bardment of Rheim cathedral is re newed. Paris, Sept. 14. A French detach ment, boxed up in a copse and surround ed by machine guns, was rescued by the Americans, according to a United States officer who arrived here wound. ed from the St. Mihiel battlefield to day. The Americans, without waiting for orders, rushed forward, turned the copse and attacked the enemy from the rear, wiping out the machine gunners. Paris, Sept. 14. The French alone took 7000 prisoners In the St. Mihiel operations, including 5000 Auatrlans making a total of more than 20,000 prisoners taken by the Americans and French, the Echo De Paris announced today. London, Sept. 14. (1.06 p. m.) Am ericans in the St. Mihiel battle have taken 15,000 prisoners, advices from the front said today. More prisoners are expected, as the territory won by the Americans is not yet cleared of all Ger mans who were caught in the pocket. Amsterdam, Sept. 14. A semi-official statement issued in Berlin regarding the St. Mihiel battle declares: Enemy attacks which gained ground in the direction of Thlaucourt until the I counter attacks chocked them, were un able to prevent the carrying out of our movements, according to plan," TOOK ONLY 27 HOTJES By Fred S. Ferguson (Tnitod Press staff correspondent) With the Americans on the Met Front, Sept. 14 (9 a. m.) The Hin denburg Une is under continuous shell ing from heavy and light American guns. Numbvrs of Germans- have been caught behind the American lines and the work of mopping up the salient is in progress. , It is now permissible to state that the task of, wiping out the salient, which had existed for over four years, was actually achieved in 27 hours. The German defense was caved in that the Americans advanced hours ahead of their time tablv everywhere. The allies retain supremacy of the nir, completely preventing German at tempts to attack with machine guns and bombs the roads which arc heavy with traffic. Thv salient has now been mopped up (11 a. m.), but the number of prisoners and guns ig not yet known. Many offi cer prisoners say the Hindenburg line is untenable in its present state. They it ADVANCE (Continued on page seven) (ffl!l:ll(iim(iiiiiTffifl AJ SE1HIS ESTIMATED COST IIEXTTO Chief of Staff March Says America Will Be In War Till finished Right GIVES OFFICIAL VIEW OF SI MIHIEL BATTLE Reviews Operations Of Allies Past Week On Entire Western Front By Carl D. Groat (Tnited Press Staff Correspondent) Washington, Sept. 14. Seven billion dollars for next year' military opera tions will be asked of congress by the war department Chief ot Staff March today let this be known in hotly disposing of press intimations that America will not go through with the war. Such a claim, he said, is preposterous in its falsity. . He declared -tors country is asking more men and more wllliouOir smash on to victory. ' , .Discussing the American St.' Mihiel victory, he paid strong tribute to the spirit, enthusiasm, precision and dash of tho American staff and men. These elements, ho said, are ''hot stuff.'' The new line creatd by wiping out the salient will be the basis o fur thr operations. The general pointed ont that the line has been shortened 22 miles by the St. Mihiel operation and added that this gives a much better base for future "offensive operations." Whether these operations will be continued immediately or will develop later, lie did not Bay. With a tracce of sarcasm, March re ferred to the Teuton communique which said the German withdrawal was plan ned for years. This, he said did not cover, however, tho "fact that over 13,000 prisoners, the battle strength of an enfir3 German division, had been captured. Units participating in the drive have not yet been reported. Eeviewino; the military operations of the past week, the chief pointed out that in the north the lintwi and French aie nowhere more than five miles from the Hindenburg line. As for tho St. Mihiel situation, he paid, this salient was the first to be established, the last to go and the narrowest- one in the F'cnch line. The importance of wining it out lay -mainly, ho said, in Are ing railway communications from Verdun to Coiu mercy and Toul. Quick, sharp blows on both flanks were responsible for squeezing off the salient. The fortioth division has been landed and part of it is now in England. General March poinf ei out in con- continued on page six) . ABE MARTIN I What's become of tn' feller that used t' alius ridw in a buggy with oue leg hangin' out an' his sock comin' downf We'll bet many a feller with th' tooth ache got sore on th' kaiser fer takin up to mucu o' Doc Davis' time. !r it- . A PRICE TWO CENTS aSg? gffl an v COMPLETE STORY TOLD OF YANKEE VICTORY IN ST. MIHIEL SALIENT German Rout Was Complete And Large Numbers Of Prison ers And Vast Stores Were Capturd-Generals Pershisj And Petain and Secretary of War Baker Enter St Mihiel With Victorious Soldiers. Brilliant Work In Every Respect Marks first Great Battle Of By Fred S. Ferguson. (Capital Journal Special Service.) With The American, On Th0 Metz Front, Sopt. 14. Having defeated and routed the Germans at all points in what once was the famous St.. Mihiel salient, Americans victorious first army today faced the enemy along a new line in some places 12 miles north of thei old ono. Americans driving across the heights of the Mouse from the west cut through tho pocket seven miles to Viguelles, whero they mot other American foreve smashing in from thesouth thus com pleting the elosing of the sack. New American Line. Our front now runs through Noroy, Jauluy, Xammes, St. Bcnoit, Hatteg ville, llannouville and Hvrbuville. AH the territory within that line is under control of the Americans. The number of prisoners and guns taken as Pershing's troops swept on increased with great rapidity. All onr objcctiw8 wore attained according .to schedule "We're going strong," was the re port from a certain alreudy famous di vision regarding the progress of its at tack shortly after the offensive ouened From tho start of the drivo, it was evi dont the prisoners would number thous ands. When 5000 to 7000 had already been captured, reports cam0 into head quarters from all directions tcllii of groups of 200, 300 and 500 more on their way to the roar. (Pershing's latest report gave the number of prisoners counted as be ing: 13,300.) Many Prisoners and Guns. Eighteen hundivd prisoners, including eight officers, wore taken when Thia- court fell. Eighteen officers wore in1 eluded in another uag. jMumerous ma' chins guns havv been scoized. One in fantry detachment charged and rap tured an entire battery of field iaw. which were firing on them. Two six inch cannon were also taken indicating that the gun haul is un doubtcdly heavy. , Onv tank captured a battery of fiolc1 nieces, five machine guns and 75 men Sergeant Graham sat on top of the tank during the operation. Home Ger man batteries, when they fell into the hands of the Americans were still in their camouflaged positions. The Gormans had not had cn.iugh time to attempt to remove them. Refugees are being sent back from several towns after remaining in them during the four year German occu pation. Baker, Pershing and Petain, Socretary Baker, General Pershing and Gonwal Petain entered St. Mihiel shortly after the enemy had find frorr it. Th0 inhabitants greeted them with enthusiasm. They said the Germans had carried off a large number of wn and boys aged 16 and 43.. The two' banks In tha city were looted by the enemy Practically all tho houses were plunder ed. Inhabitants said th-. Germans hai1 squeezed them for contributions of a million francs. So fast did the Americans travel when they hit the German line that all objectives designated for the first day wvre reached early in the afternoon. In that short time, the snlicnt was pushed in four or five miles along the whole front. . Nancy Is Freed The effect of Pershing', victory is to free Nancy, the littlo Pari, of France, from the menace of German guns for tho first time since 1914. Jf also opens the important Nancy-Verdun railroad, greatly strengthening allied communications. Prisoners reported they had teen or dered to permanentlf hold a lino north of Pannes, if possible, otherwise t' withdraw to the Hindenburg lino posi tions. Shortly after they lvicivcd thi' command tho Americans captured Pah nes. Tank Conquer Mud Despite the mud, the American tank crews made an excellent showing on their first appearance. They preceded the infantry attacks at several differ ent points. They went smashing thru heavy belts of barbvd wiie and crawled Oregon: Tonigat an! Sunday rain gentle southwest erly wind, American Army. over German trenches that had stood for four years. Afterward they aided io mopping up tho numerous captured towus. The colonel' of the tank fleet was so anxious to fight aboard one of his laud -battleships that his supcrio detailed two other officers to keep him from so doing. Supremacy In Air Allied supremacy in the air wa quickly won and remained ours. A heavy rain poured but in spite of this the French. aiurAnioriean airplanes dom inated tho sky. When the bodies at tempted to scnd up two observation bal loons, they were quickly shot down. As the German lines began giving way explosions were heard in the rear. Thoy continued all during the first day Most of them wore due to the accurate; firing of our artillery. ' ' . ; All night our batteries kept up their incessant shelling of tho enemy's back areas. " , On tho western' side of tho salient whoie a sharp wedgo was. driven in to meet tht main assault coming up from the south and east, steady progress was made through the most difficult fighting country and against strong re sistance, . . German Defeat Complete Thg effect of thvj German defeat was felt even on the western side of tho Moselle river, where enemy troops nvvo forced to evacuate tho bend the stream. American patrols occupied the abandoned trenches. 'Continued on page six) HELLO BILL" DAY AT THE STATE FAIR There Wiil Be Great Doings; L. J. Simpson Will Speak; Many Fancy Stunts "HELLO, BILL!" According to tho present plans of the Salem Elks' lodge, Thursday September 26, win bo "Hollo Bill" day at tuo ataio fair wit. fomcthing original 'do ing from eiu'v "lcrn until the Port-iutt d.lvgation and the nmjus Elk bard ol 40 pieces leave for homo lute in the eveaing. Among thn Sainiii Elks thcic ii fading that tho ) cal lodge r.rcull mak) Elk day at the state fair one of the biglost events of the week. And iu order to properly receive and entertain the brothers from all parts of tho state, a committee of entertainment has been appointed with Walter Tooze as chair man. At a meeting held a few evenings ago an invitation was extended to L. J. Simpson, former candidate for governor at the spring primaries, to deliver the address of the day. Mr. Simpson Ta plied that although h0 had a number ot engagement, that wvek, he would ar runge to be here and celebrate with his brother Elks. Committers have been appointed by which visiting Elks will be mvt at all trains by home members with automo biles and all Elk visitors presented with a special Eik hat, 500 of those have already been ordered. Stunts of sewral kindg will be put on at the grounds, one to include a governor's nice, the details of whiel will be kept secret until tho the after noon of the great day. J Besides showing visiting members about the city, arrangements will be made to serv,. lunch to brothers at tho local lodge rooms and thij will include the Indies who are with visiting bro thers. I Pnrtr! of the grand stand will bo re served especially for Elks and plans are) under way by which the Elks o tha state will have something to remember. Anyhow, the local committee is prepar ing for a great "Hello Bill" duy oa Thursclav, September 26th, at the stato fair. " ..-:, '.