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70,000 PAID COPIES DAILY YOl UMF Ei n i whir hkhvkb ' " Vl ONITEP l-RKW AHSOrIATK)N« BRITAIN HALTS RENT PROFITEER Yanks Take 62 Machine Guns; Belleau Held f.owell Mellett. I nited Press correspondent with the [ Americans on the Marne, at 4:30 thin afternoon, cabled thai | the possibility of a German advance in that sector has been eliminated thru consolidation of the new post |>*ions north and east of ilelleu wood. The marines now solidly hold the wood, the last ma chine gun stronghold at its edge being taken at the point of the bayonet at 10 o'clock this morning. The attacking party found the group of boulder* filled with dead and wounded Prussians. The total prisoners taken in the wood and contiguous territory has reached well above 100. with 62 machine guns, four trench mortars a great number of rifles and a large quantity of ammunition. BY LOWELL MELLETT CtUnl Peru Orrrt^Kulriil WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES IN FRANCE. June 12.—American marines have entirely cleared the Itelleau wood, five miles west of Chateau Thierry, of enemy forces, it was established today. The German defenders were slaughtered in great num bers. and those who survived fled in disorder. U. S. ASKS „ ACTION IN W.U.CASE Must Reinstate Key Men by Next Saturday, is Word I The government ha« rw)U«t»rt the Western l/nlon to reinstate it* Jerked-out telegrapher* and pay them for their loot Ume. according to advice* received in Seattle Wednesday by official* of the local anion. An answer haj been ajiked by Hal wiUy. This information *»« contained In a teles ram from International Pre# Ident Konenknmp of the CotmwrruU Telegrapher* I'nlon. who also »n- Telegrapher*' union, who also an agram* nt with the railway tele* raphen. Inatirlng their full aupport In case of a nation wide strike The arrival of the strike order, now In the mails and due at any Affile 1a awaited by loral union of ficial*. 'The strike date I* approaching." President Konenkamp said. The question of submitting a refer endum to all unions affiliated with the Central Council on the question of whether a general sym pathetic strike shall be called to back Up the telegraphers will be brought qp at the Wednesday even Ing meeting of the council. Commissioner White, labor ronclli ator for the government In the Heat tie district, haa complied with the telegraphers' request that he for ward to President Wilson a message calling attention to the seriousness of the situation created by the de fiance of the Western Union DEMOCRACY! Lumber jobbers and wholesalers, fearful lest the government shall fix a price to consumers, are clois tered in the Henry building today, trying to stall off #ny such wide-sweeping interference. "It is undemocratic," declare the middlemen, "to ask protection against the abuses of a few jobbers at the expense of the rest of us." Horrors! The fixed price to consumers seems to be a dark, unholy menace—even undemocratic! If the lumbermen are trying to protect democracy they ought to climb over on the other side of the fence, indorse price fixing, and see that the prices are the very lowest possible to the consumer. As a matter of fact, the commercial interests, little and big, are nearly all profiteering in one way or the other. Business men, little and big, give their sons to the service and are proud of them. Hut while they shake one fist at the enemy, they are often grabbing after extra profits with the other. And a general grab and grunt situation sucks the Wength and vitality of the nation. v No, Mr. Lumberman, price fixing i» not undemo cratic. Properly administered, and when uncontrolled by profiteer interests, it will win the war by strength ening the morale of the people at home and relieving them of unnecessary hardships. The Amertmn artillery prepara lion Irian at 310 >ee!l ril.iy morn In*. An hour later the marine* at UrkM the litrruni. who atill hel«l lh« northern portion of th# *o«l They were under order to puah thru to the nortbeaatern limit* of the wood They carried out their In ■trurtloiw to the letter. Whlie thla flirh! waa under way. the Orm*n» launched an attack, at S a. m. am nut the American unit* holding llourear he«. on the r»«ht. The ajMault *u completely repulae.l. Itreat maaae* of the enemy b»ln<r broken up hy artillery and MfU fire l*rt«Miee* Are Glad Prlaonera taken l»y the marine* are the gtaddeat lot I've aeen yet Many of them »rm riUemely youth ful and look well car-d for. tho aome of them aaid they hlvt had little to eat lately. All are member* of a I'ruuUn unit, tho drafted from all part* of Cermany. Several who itemed on the Ku*xlan front aald they llke-1 It better there than on thla front. Miny of the Herman regiments, they said, are recruited from Jews These are unwilling to fight and are compelled to go Into battle by ma chine gun* placed in the rear of their line*. After they have entered the fighting line they are chained to gun* and wagons A capturffi officer Mid It wa* tin d*r«tood by hlm*e!f and oth*rw that l**« than 200.000 Americano «r* In Franc#. ll* wan *urprt**«l to l**rn that th* Americana had b«wn h*r* M»vrrr»l month*. U. S. ARTILLERY RAKES FOE LINE BV FRKI» K. KKlWil NON I'nifrd Prr»» Correspondent WITH TIIK AMERICANS WKST OF MONTDIDIER. June 13 Amer ican artillery I* pounding the Her man line* of communication far In the r<ar. a* the French and boches grapple In the atruggle on the new front to the eastward. The Seattle S tar Eight hundred and seventy-one Se attle high arhnul students graduated \VHni>«<Uy afternoon and rMtlvnl diploma* The It road way high school rt u *s was ft*anlr<! iltplomdi at Meany hall, on the university umput. Other high school* held sterclses In their respective auditoriums. Chief speakers were Cleorge A Spencer, president of the school tioard. Broadway Director Nathan I NEW DRAFT IS CAUSING A SHAKEUP 2,000 Men Must Find Es sential War Work Here The "work or fight" order of Provost Marshal t«en. < ruwder. announced from Washington last week. Is creatine a big shakeup In Seattle. Probably 1.3 M or ?,00fl young men of the clly are going In find some eseesitlal war employment before July I. or change their address lo some training ramp. H«me are already seeking new em ployment Some who have don* not much of anything are bestir ring themselves to Join the laboring classes. Score* are anxiously Inquir ing of local draft board* whether thev are going to be affected. "It Is having a most salutary ef fect already," said Chairman Whit ney. of the board of district No. 6, Wednesday. "There will be between 300 and &00 In thl* district, which In elude* the downtown and hotel sec tlons, naturally the home of the class of men affected by the "work or fight' order. Probably as many more will be rounded up In the district for other draft boards, for men have come here from all parts of the coun try" Hut there are many point* In the new order which will not he known until the exact text ha* been receiv ed by local boards and thoroly di gested. it Is this uncertainty that Is bringing In a flood of Inquiries to local board*. "It will make a lot of difference," points out Chairman Whitney, "whether the order will make every man In one of the occupation* listed as non-essential change to some oth er. Whether physically Incapacitated for military service or not, or wheth er It will affect Ju*t those fit for service whose turn ha* not .vet come. Must every waller, for Instance, find some other work? "Traveling naleiinwn, enperlally for nonessential*. are wondering wheth er they are affected. A big oil com pany him Inquired whether It* Bale* men fntJMt K'>. ad-nlttlni? that It mlKht do all lt« bUMlnexM by letter. "A man who whva he haw $7 000 In a flan** hall below Verier came In to auk me about hi* ch*«*. I told him It looker! to m«- rertaln thut hi* oo<upn tlon could not !*• called c#Menti*l. "At Ir-iiwt a do**n m**n r»*»rl*tcred In my dlxtrl't. who have ncnttored to every corner of the country, hav© (Continued on page k) THE GREATEST DAILY CIRCULATION OF ANY PAPER IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST MIS FIRST JOB! Krksteln. W«il ((Aitil*; Judge fUch | •rd Winner. I rank'.in, Superintend ent Frank II Cooper. Queen Ann*. A«»iwtunt Superintendent T It Coin. Ballard. Th* valedlrtorlans and ealutatorl an* who delivered oration* at high •rhool graduation riffle Wednen day tJ(rrrxM>n w«»r* Winnie Hpiw i>kf. valedictorian. Quhti Ann#; Chester W Hills, vaMtctorWut. . Gee! Circuses Come Thick and Fast Now Thry'fr romlng thkk ami fwt, kid"! Kl(lil on lb* Iw<r4« of Al O. lUmm |im» acrnU. Uif forw ninnrr* of SrtlvHoto rlmu w* In l«wn. «h«w opnw s Utrr*-<lay %tmy Thur«dijr. H*U» Kioto trill bf lifff Juno II ami U. Ilotii «b<iwi will paradr on • hrlr iU}» of arrival. SHOUT CHARGES OF PACIFISM AT CONVENTION ST. PAUL. June 12 Charge* of pro-*Germanism and pacifism broke the calm the American Federation of J-al*ir convention here today The trouble aross over the adoption of the American labor mlanlon* report of Its trip abroad, which carried an implied criticism of soclallnm. Four soclaJlnts voted agalnnt It* adoption. lien Hchleslnger, New York garment worker, wan one to vote agalnnt It. Frank Duffy. In dianapolin. chairman t»f the commit tee <»n onranlsatlon. refu*ed to nerv« If Hchleniniffr continued jui a nvm ber of that committee "I won't ntand for a pacifint and pro German on my committee." he nhouted. "I have relatives In the army, and they belong to the Car union, which ha* furnished 10.000 m<-n for military nervice "Our organization has done more than your*." retorted Hchleninger "If he wants mo to apologlve for a*klnß questions aliout the laW»r mission's report. T won't serve with him " Delegate* Jumped to their feet. de mandlng recognition, but Oompers pounded them clown. "It wax a mlaunderHtanding," naid f lorn pern. •The A-nerican labor mission re eently returned from Kngland *ug ge*ted Oontpen iim one of two men to remain In Kurope for the remainder of the war, welding laborers together in a "win the war" *plrlt German atrocities In llelglum were made vivid to delegate* to the feder- Htion convention by Professor A. G. Van llerke, of the fie I x lan labor m Union. CHICAGO, June 12 Following an Indorsement by the Order of Itall way Telegrapher* on the attitude of the Commercial Telegrapher*' union In It* controversy with the telegraph companle*. President S I Konen karnp of the Telegraphers' union will leave Chicago today for St. Paul to confer with officials of the !•'eUcr SKATTLK, WASH . WKDNKSDAY, JUNK 12, 1I»IK. ftrnadway; Hatel vale dktorUin. Went Sriiltli 1 . lifllft I »orr mu«. valedictorian, Unroln. Kal Jenren. p.i|g(4iorltn. Uncoln. Grace V. Umb, salutatorlan. ftroadway; Attmh lllatt. Mluutorfiin, Went Sr.it tie. and Hoy U rid bloom. salutatorlan. Ann* Flower* or prfwnui rould not l*» r*<<eived for or to mrmtwm of the irr.iduating cla*« Jit the time i of |hf rlrrrlw* KERENSKY NOT BOUND FOR U. S. A. So Says Konovaloff, Ex- Minister, Now in Seattle Kercn*li>. defjoaetl Knssian pre mier. will not vfodl the ( nltnl State*. a* reported, in the opln lon of A. Konotaloff, minister of commerce under Kerennky and under Prince l.voff, who arrived Tumday night in NralUc aboard a Japanese liner. The noted Hunntan. who enoaped death at the hand* of the Holnhevlkl and wuh hi* wife fled aero** Sd»eru to China, denied. at the Hotel Wash Ington Wednesday. that he in on .u» official vnlsaion for the no-called cadet party of Hu**la or other* lie refuacd to go Into the purpone* of hi* vl*lt. generally understood to look toward* securing the ansintance of allied government.* for a return of the more moderate force* of Hun nla to power. "I muat keep in my head what I know and have In hand until I get to New York and se«« the Ituanian ambassador and official* of the Unit ed States." he nald "I wan much surprised at the re port that Knrensky 1* coming to this country, which 1 heard when I nr rived at Tokio. 1 think it in er roneous. "1 K" on to Franee, after confer ring In New York " In Seattle, former Mini*ter Konov aloff was met by S. S. Novonneloff. of New York, and Consul General Nhvlas Hoifiavlennky of Seattle and other Kunnian* of the city spent the day with him Wednenday. lie leaven for New York Thursday. "He|»ort* I have heard nlnce I fled from Itussia. In March, lead me to believe that the worker*. pea*antn and *oldiern of the noviet* now wee that the lioinhevlkl can bring thern only famine and di*tre*n." he nald. "However. 1 have l>een Ions: out of touch with events In Itussia. The hint I naw of Keren*ky wan In Oc tober, when the government fell." ation of Labor The railroad telegrapher* formally agreed that they will refuae to han dle commercial company telegram*. There In no likelihood of a walkout by the railroad men in the event of a telegrapher*' atrlke hecsiine they are now government employee. The war lalwir board wa* scheduled to meet today In t'hlcai;o. It In regard ed poNnible that the board might conaidcr further the telegraph situa Uou* LAND HOGS CURBEDIN ENGLAND Faced by Same Conditions That Now Exist Here, Government Acts WILL CONGRESS DELAY? IU KKKhKIiH K M KKKIIV In ftrnsl Mhuin, where the rMiilim of m*r are doner to the pMiplf, «ti(l wharv everything lhal fttJUMl* iii Hi** way of the n» linnii umr ha* been rnUileaaly tlirutt aalde, they do not permit landlord* lo Meed Iha ntni aitd women who are carry- Ini the burden al home wlilln (Mr men folk are fighting at the front. '.real Hrttain early fared with the aame problem of rem profiteertng that now fare* America in menacing form, ileal! ulth the matter with characteristic thoronex* and speed* In addition to the war hou*lng to in. t*uu*e<l mi day* after the dec laration of war authorising the gov ernment to build houxe* for work em. the profiteering In rrnt resulting fr«rn houee *h«>rtage haa been *top ped b) .• law. paaaed I ml*r 23. ItlS whirll rcntrlrta, for the period i of the *ar. the increase jn rent* and ta*» « on «mall d-Mling houaen ufP r November Z'-». ISuS. over the fttand- ! ard rate* in f<«rre Augunt 3. lflt Kffert of Art The effect of thla art in to aay to the Hritlah landlord "You may idlert a* tnurh rent aa you were rollertlnc before the war. but >ou may not have a piffin) mor«. H The art appllea to the dwellinic and ynrd or lot connected with IL Tha landlord may not increase the rent for deooratJon*. but for alter atlonii and repairs he may add an amount 'qua! to <5 per rent intereat on the \alue of the Improvements. Furthermore, the landlord may not ; a*k tha tenant to make repair* for merlv mad« by hlm*elf Neither may he estvmct a bonua or other premium for renting the hou*e. but aurh a bonus. If charged, may be ! deducted by the tenant from any rent due The law make* it unlawful to fore ' rlo*e a mortgage, if intereat and In atallment* are paid regularly and re jiair* kept up. nor In It i>erml**lble to rulwe interest rnt*»* above the rate* in fore* on Aug. 3. 1914 The making of any illegal charge* under the gui*e of arreara waa prohibited (Continued on jwiae ♦> PATROL VESSEL FIGHTS U-BOAT BY C'AKI. D. (iKOAT t'nitrd Vrrnn Corrr*f*ondmt WASHINGTON, June I?.—An American roaat patrol vfn*H ha* liad our battle wllh a German 1 b»»at raider. From an unqueationable nource to day came thin fart, toother with the fart that the n.»\7 ha* hue! a man* of report* from patrol commander*. Non»» of thewe ha* been made public. Secretary Daniel* ha* taken the position that only ab*olutely aiithen ticated cane* of mnking or capture will be nnnouncwl. Hut the Cnlted IVen* i* in poni tion to announce that one of the many report* Indicate* beyond a doubt that a patrol veenel fired on a submarine and dropped depth bomb* about her The effect can only be conjectured COUNT MINOTTO WILL REMAIN IN DETENTION CHICAGO. June 12. The appeal of Count J amen Mlnotto, non-in law of Ix>tiin F. Swift. Chicago packer, wa* withdrawn In the federal court of appeals here today. Thin action formally end* the youiiK Italian noble* opposition to internment under a presidential war rant. Mlnotto, now at Fort Ogle thorpe. <ia.. wan represented by at torney*. NEW WAR ORDERS WILL GO TO WEST AND SOUTH WASHINGTON. June 12 l.oaded to the limit, the east Tnited States ban been ntaked off as a barred zone for further expansion of war indun try. New war orders will go to the KClddto W«'«t no<l South until til# congestion is relieved. CREWS REPORT DIVERS FIRE ON TWO STEAMERS NORFOLK, Va., June 12. Crows of the steamer* Walter I>. Noyes and the Pa Jon. upon arrival here re ported that they had been fired on by wubmarlne* Sunday night off the Virginia coa*t. SENATE REJECTS "OPEN DIPLOMACY" MEASURE WASHINGTON, June 12. The senate today went tin record again*t open diplomacy. Hy a vote of .*»0 to 23. It rejected the Li or ail amendment for public consideration of treaties. NIGHT EDITION WriUirr KorrrMl: Tnnl«M nrul Thurada f, prohuhljr >liovn«. ni>«|i-r»t» wiml«, mostly Wfilffly. Grim Struggle Increases; New Battle Started A new battle ii raging on the Marns front, southwest of Soissons, where the Ger mans struck on a four-mile front between the Aisne and the Villers Cotterets forest. The enemy has failed to progress. At every point along the entire front from Montdidicr to the Owe. the desperate struggle continues, the Tt» tons continuing their pressure in the face of violent resist ance by the French troops, who are fighting magnificently in this, one of the greatest battles of the war. Not only did the French hold the enemy to inappre ciable gains yesterday evening, but improved their positioß on the western flank by continued counter attacks. The Germans were thrown back to a maximum depth of twe miles on a seven-mile front, losing 1,000 men and sevenl guns. faying a (haull; rowl In live*, thr mrmv wait iMr l» m»k' nomr prug rrw, i rowinf Ihr Olsf rivrr iwr Kibrrourt. Thf Krrnrh I® pmml a Mrrtflrf of mm. Thr (irrmin< ire fr*idln* thrhr re -rrvrm Into Ihr battle rwhlnwl)'. Military nprrla dwlai* Ihr prmrnt biUlr |« fa«i( dmrlnpiiu; Into III' «*• rioo* rrJoU of Ihr war. BOCHE ADVANCE BLOCKED ALONG ENTIRE FRONT PARIS. June IS.—The tier mans, striking along the entire Oiee front >e»lertia> evening and last night, were blocked at every point by the desperate French resistance. The battle is still raging, the French war office reported today. A simultaneous attack on the western portion of Ihe Marne was flung bark. "Itetween Montdldler and the Olse. the battle Is (joint on without change," the communique said. "Yesterday evening and last night. Herman attempts on the left were broken up The French progressed east of Mery and Genlls wood. "The Germans attempted to throw us back upon the Aronde river. Itesplte the violence of the shock and the heaviest enemy losses, they failed to succeed. "On the right the Germans, despite repeated efforts, did not suc ceed In debouching from the south bank of the Matx. we holding them at Chevlncourt and Marest Sur Matx. "According to new Indication*, yes terday's counter-attack prevented a powerful German attack under prep aration on the same front. "Prisoners taken by a single French division belonged to four German divisions. "South of the Alsne. the Germans attacked this morning between that river ami Vlllers-Cottereta forest. The most violent combats are going on along the Dommloe-Uutry Am bleny front." 'Great Victory/ Says the German Kaiser AMSTERDAM. .Tun* 12.— 4 "lt i* one of th»» great victories upon which our strong future rests." the kaiser declared. upon l>eing Informed of the Oman advance In the Oise region, according to advices received here today. A THRIFT STAMT a day i will keep tJ»e Hun away. I HAW! HUN EDITORS WANT TO SAVE EUROPE FROM AMERICA AMSTKKOA.M, •lima* I?.—tiemtany hi* now turned tit* vial* of its hate fr.Mii Knfluvl upon America. Since the Herman imiple hate cum' to mUiir that the army of Hetieral l'(T»hlnt Is not Uii> "conlfmpllMf" force Uiry were In) to hrllrvi' It »»», their prnjer lias hern rlmncrd from "(iott Strafe Kngland" to "(iott Strafe Amerika." Tho Yankees are no longer called a "phamom army": they are now "a menace to tho whole world," In the comments of the German preaa. The Cologne Volkszeitunß row ao far as lo predict a general Euro pean war ugulnst America after the present conflict. It Kays: "The world's Rroatent enemy In American mammonlsm, to which, ao long aa it secures Ita monstrous profits, the butchery of entire nations Is nothing lint a practical means to an end. "It is high Mine that, to combat that murderous and unspeakably devilish financial might, which would gladly see mankind swimming in blood until 1821. all belligerents as well as neutral people* were called on to unite In an anti-American campaign, "A general Kuropean war of defense against America mast form the final chapter of the world war, if Kurope does not wish to abandon furr\er her role In the universal development of the world's civilization. Ip. then, ye nations of kullur, against the common enemy who stands grinning with Satanic mien on the other side of the Atlantic." PRICE ONE CENT .VSSSK AUSTRIA LOSES 2 WARSHIPS Italian Torpedo Boats At* tack Whole Fleet, Sink Two Dreadnaughts ROMK. June HM> Italian torpedo bah, W))mg an mlhti Austrian battle fM. sank two of tit* laigeet 4ml naughts in the Austrian nary Monday mum In it, and ntWMI to thWr hum, it was oflkWlf announced today. The daring exploit occurred aft the islands. on tha 4n> Irian side of the Adriatic. In the pursuit which followed. SB - Austrian destroyer waa badly 4an a*ed. Two torpedoes were fired at the first ship In the line, and one tor pedo at the ship Immediately follow ins The Austrian dreadnaught* were of the Vlribus I'nitis claaa and were sunk June 10. The torpedo boats, under com mind of Capts. Klzzo and Lull* d'Milano. passed boldly thru a line of enemy destroyers and attacked the two leading ships of a battle squadron which was steaming IS fleet for-nation FONTS TROOPS HURL FOE MCI IjOXDON, Jane I!.—Trend forces opposing the Germnat drive between Montdldler utf the tMse yesterday counter at tacked on the western flank, pushing the enemy bark a max imum depth of about two miles on a seven and a half-mile front* capturing 1.000 prisoners. A similar counter throat In tlie center hurled the enemy back about a mile on a front at four miles. The enemy progress wa* confined entirely to the eastern wing, wher* they crossed the Oisc near Rihe court. and apparently compelled tho evacuation of the deep salient ex tending northward toward Noyon. This would indicate that tha French have giTen up practically all of Ourscamps wood, and that the new front and the Marne front ara linked up seven miles directly cast of Kihecourt. The (.ermans claimed 10.000 addi tional prisoners, raising their alleged total since May 27 to about 75.000.