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WEATHEB FORECAST Tonight and Tuesday fair. PHitY EY?;i.'.'0 EDITIO'I . , : dumber eoplea printed Saturday , 2,775 ; : Tlil paper Is a member of and audited 1 """ jms CITY OFFICIAL PAPER DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 22, 1918. I. -NO, 9415 VOL. SO -- W&LZ&r II bv tli Anrflt Dnwuin riH.l..l II ' . ' " . i--tl X 1L. B Iv 1 V IL. IL. IT L Jn J X 'w... 1 ,"J . -"-r-rr -rrr?:J 11 -rfr .g; COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER ,.'.. ' ' ' ..: N5 ' fgg .it. -I 2: SHOCK TROOPS DRIVEN BACK BY AMERICANS Seventy Two on Casualty List as Announced by Washington. GERMANS CLAIM 183 PRISONERS TAKEN Aerial Activity Wag Feature of Fighting on Toul Front. AMKHKWV AHMV, Lorraine. April 2J. IUKjHh dew-rlhlnj; the ac lion northwest of Toul when Hie Am Orleans attacked tlio (Annans Sunday retaking all tiio positions loot In feat urdaya strategic retreat. Bay the (round la covered with German dead. Tin Germans, 'dope, era led." were sent to action In front of tlielr own artillery barrage, yelling like .wild beasts and wtldmen, and fullllng bc furo tlio American fire. The Americans fought eight hours with gas masks on tlielr faces. In tselclteprey Uio Yankee machine gun nera didn't know when to quit. An officer found two wllta seml-clrrtes of ienuan dead piled around them They had refused to retreat when enemy alrnlanoa poured machine (run firo Into tlielr positions and finally downed tlio planes. . Sheer bravery enalHed the hold line of the American lines. '-Ambulance men went Into No Man'a Iarnd gathering tlio wounded, and ambulance men who have been at Verdun said tlio slu-lllng was the heaviest they had ever seen. , WASHINGTON', April J2. Seventy-two casualties wore announced thla morning, 10 killed In action, five dead of wounds, four of disease, one, accident and two other cases; SI were slightly wounded, seven severely, one previously listed aa missing la now re ported killed, SlHM k Troon- Vaurt. -.-.. WITH THE AMKHICAN fiKMY TN FRANCE, April 22. Twelve hundred German "shock troops" attacked th .'--American Infantry northwest of Toul early Saturday morning In the same sector where the two day battle was fought last week. -The result was an American vic tory.. . v. There were more troops engaged In this battle between the Americans and the Germans than had previously been the case. In the beginning, owing to the su perior numbers of the enemy, the Americana fell back a Kilometer, the Uermans taking the devastated village of Seicheprey and the Hois du Iteni leres and the Bola du Jury. Then the Americans, without reln freements. drove the enemy after an m.1! day fight which was marked by exceptional artillery fire and some , aerial activity. liiJrn iwa Prisoners. liONlHJ.V, April 82. A (lernian of ficial statement cIhIiiim the capture of l.M Americans in assaults on the Americans positions nrur Seicheprey flunduy. It declared the American losses were not extraordinarily high, and clslms the Bavarians advanced a mile and a quarter und repulsed counter alturk. MAY DAY FROGRAM TO HaP RED GROSS A May Day Festival Auction for the benefit and l'ublle of the Red Cross. . ' Tha Time: May first. The Place: Old Happy Canyon grounds and Depot Park. 1 he event will not be an ordinary i.ne. It will be something new as a entertainment And. as a means of raising funds for the county chaptei of the Red Cross. It will be an all day function and tho program will Include an auction of Innumerable r tlcles a rafter!, lunch, folk danrln and singing 1y the school children and a good many other features. l nalrrnan J. M. Mfs n omi ed as his assistants Roy Raley. Rev. J K. Hnyder. Claud Prnland. lleorgs I C. I'fcer. It. K. Chloupek and I.e l Drake. The committee made Its final plans at a meeting Saturday after noon and haa already started the ma chinery to carry them out in Pendle ton style. Anyons who has anything t do nate for the auction aals Is asked to art It ready. Ths old office room of the Bowman Hotsl has brrn secured .as a storage place and will aerom-n-odatefanythlng from a harvest" to a knitting needle. Chairman Estes says those who have nothing else to donate may offer their reputation providing It Is not too badly damaged. Miss LxtulM Mallry Is training high school and grade pupils In folk dsnc log and Mrs. Forshaw ta preparing a miislcal program for the aftt-rnoon. Country people are askl lo in for the day and accommodations will he such that thev will not have 1 to leave tha festival grounds. I CANAL A BREAKS NEAR HERMISTON, RAILROAD IS WASHOUT- SUFFERER Through the breaking of Canal A on the Umatilla project Saturday night, a stretch of the canal 200 feet leng waa washed tfiut and the O.-W. Ft. A N. track west of Hermlston washed out to such an extent'that all trains Sunday nvJrntng had to bo routed over the cutoff. The break occurred a mile and a half west of Hermlston. The cannl Is 10 feet wide and Is part of rhe dis tributing system on the project. It is said that during the early evening BLAFIGETT SHOWS GENEROUS SPIRIT III LETTER TO HONOR GUARD GIRLS Writing: to the local Honor Guard (Iris In appreciation of Christmas packages sent him, Dell Iilancett, who gave, up his life In buttle March SO. left a missive that has become of eKpedal Interest since news of his death was received. The letter Is in possession of Mish Virginia Todd, of the Honor Guard, and is as foilowH: Dell Blancett, No. 2270345. B. Squad ron, C. R- C II-, Khamcliffe, lent. England, January 3rd. 1918. The Girls Nat l Honor Guard Pendleton, Ore.. U S. A. Kind 'Friends: - ' Your nice Xmas parcel received to day noon and I want to thank every one of you for It, and I know all the hoys In my hut Join In sending their hearty thanks. It waa they who smoked the cigarettes and made more ! of the tobacco and papers. I don't j smoke, but enjoyed vcuf much to FAMOUS GERMAN AIRFIGHTER WILL FIGHT NO LONGER (WULXJANf PH1LUP SIMM.t) WITH THE IMUTIHH ARM IKS, April 22. lia no n Jtlttemelster von Rlohtofen famous German avia tor wan held Kunrlnv in the Mom ma valley. At his funeral, he will H be Riven the same honors as a 'British fliffht officer.. ' Kichtofen Is said by the Germans to have won 78 air victories- His squadron was called Tllchtufen's Circus by British flyers. "Let me have the hiaurles." said the man, carefully dissecting his por tion of the leaf of lettuce, "and 1 will look after the necessities myself." Marriage Is a lottery In which the blanks are husbands-p-so says a wife who takes In washing. I. I BAKER AT THE FRONT ! 1 - : Tt " : . 'is- ' - , . - V..,'" ; x ..- "'"" rnLitr f r - ' , - '., - ' ; I This photosriiiih, whith hss Just arrtvetl in Auo'rliu. sli oainouflitsi'd gun, Mhil hiKpreting an first picture of llukt-r at the front to a small leak In the canal was seen by O.-W. R. & X. trainmen and reported to the station at Hermlston. Some 'railroad workmen were sent to the scene but no notification was given the project engineer's office. Had the government been notified, says Mr. Newell, project engineer, the water could have been turned of quickly and the railroad saved from any washout. - The damage to the canal will be repaired by tomorrow. 1 - I see the other hoys enjoy the good smoken from the ONK grand land. Wishing you all success in every undertaking you may enter Into as an organization- You little realize the appreciation of the nice things you girls are doing for the boys at and on their way to tho front. I can't find words to express the Joy I have aeen In many of the boys faces on receipt of parcels, papers and letters from other such -organizations In the U. S. A. and Canada I will be leaving here for France about the ffft-Minth of this month. Will be proud to asift in ending this war if possible before our home boys are called into action that would brink grief to any of. you folks at home. Thanking you once moro for the much appreciated Xmns parcel. I re-, muln Yours truly, - ' ' f DKLL, BLANCETT. SURPLUS WATER MAY BE USED FOR GARDEN ! , i"Hirilf r XlftarA Will r!liavrro vatei -..ijoara wm inai ge for May Same as Last Season. Water may be had to start war gar dens without extra cost for the mouth of May, 16 he paid June 1. The me ters for April have already leen read so that the water may be used I from now on for the gardens but no free water can be had In June to be paid July 1. this Persons taking- advantage of opportunity will pay on June 1 this !yt-ar for the month of May, the same amount that they paid on June 1 f 1 7. for the month of May. ! Ain - rtian iMwiiton n-aili Anurlca. i th. Kr n h frtmf. h' WAV -f I GERMANY HAS LOST FIVE Figures, From German Source, Show Only Actu ally Killed or Taken Capture. ' , LOSSES SINCE AUG. GIVEN AT 367,000 West Front Has Always Been Chief Slaughter Ground for Foe. PARTS, AprH 22. German writers estimate the grand total of German! killed, prisonered aud died of illness, woundR and casualties and- In colon ial fighting, etc., at five million. Karl Hlelstreu, German military writer, declares In his Neueuropa "that Ger man losses on the west front from August. 1914. -to 1917, were 2.604,961 killed and taken ' prisoners. ' On the east front 1,484.560. He estimates that fronx August, 1917 to January 31. 191S, 367,450 were killed or ta ken as prisoners on both fronts. SAMMIES HAVE HAD FIRST REAL FIGHT Success of Counter Attack at Seicheprey is Sig , nificant. (J. AV. T. MASON.) NEW YORK, April 22. American 1 troops have fought at Seicheprey their I first real battle of war and have come ; through the engagement victorious. All i previous attacks ugains. tlxe Americans iin eastern France have been raids or reconnajgsailces ftir the DurBO,e of Be. curlnjr information. The assault at Seicheprey, however, was not of this character. It shows evidence of hav ing been an attempt to capture the vil lage and improve the German position. It is apparent that the Americans made a strategic retirement before the Initial rush. The counter attack of the Americans demonstrated conclusively that the original retirement was well devised and succeeded in its purpose of coisKcrving- American force for a more favorable assault. The Ameri cans will probably be reluctant to obey orders to fall back in the first aerious encounter with the Koches. The Americans displayed a certain inutility of recklenssness which mav ; cause occasional mistakes but which 'In the end means victory. tt!n the It- eh tt a he This i, fr Iff WAR MILLION i'" mmm on r3, CALIFORNIA VOLCAi. San Jacinto Residents Preceded Quake in Injwed; 3 Killed, IiOS AXGELES. Anril 22. Four are known dead, tlie towns of San Jacinto and Ilemct, 80 miles east of here, are practically in ruins, and a score of persons are injured aa a result of yesur day afternoon's earthquake. Miles or paved road in soutliern Cali fornia are cracked and buckled. IteHtdentK of Han Jacinto aay a gciscr-llke sheet of flame shot THE . JbOXDOJf, April 22. Halff to day reports: "Wo Improved our posiUon during tlio night In the Villers, Brctonncux, Albert , and Rohccq sectors. South and north of Lens we conducted a number of succcMsful raids capturing pris oners and machine guns. The enemy Is slielliiig different sec tors chiefly astride tho Sommo and Aut re, and In the neighbor hood of Festnbert and Siiepoe JTorest. A strong local attack, made last night at Mesnil was re pulsed. The enemy only captur ing odV advanced outpost. CF.ItMAXS, HEPIXSEI. PAH1S, April 22. German sur prise attacks east of Ilheims and east of Avre were repulsed, war office today reported. In the re jrlon of Thcnnes near Ifangard-n-Santcrre) we took some pris- PRIESTS AGAINST IRISH DRAFT LAW DUBLIN'. April 22 Opposition to conscription has crystallized during , the week into a semblance of an or-,at ganlzatlon. Authorities are alert to prevent a recurrence oi rebellion. A large section of Irish ! are regarded solemnly against con scription. Great numbers accepted the now famous pledge from priests at Sunday's srvlces. Colleges and universities will declare a recess and I students will return home soon. I SAYS JAPS WOULD NOT DE Of SERVICE SAX FRANCISCO. April -'2. Jap anese Ambassjidor It'iiii says that Jup. aneso military authorities do not be lleve Jupanese troops would mak good fighting units on the west front. The difference In Food, language and climate would hamper thoin. He warned against enemies trying to In cite bad feeling lietween the Cnited States and JaiMin. Most of the en emy Intrigues handling our relations in the two countries have been swept away by the war. Ait the allies must lake precautions to prevent the sup. plies of liu! nnd Siberia getting into Oertnan hands. Japun la ready to art as soon us a common dunet develops. It takes three Kcneialioiis lo imtko a gentleman, but Hie role fails to work when the third generation is t. girl j i ij. HUN KILLS BELGIAN YOUTH HELPING NKW ViHtK. Ai-ril !r.( liTi"fr' 11 tir-vfttlff1 air.cU:(f. Hi nnd Wl.lU.Kk, ('iTtnan l n.tt iieliciiiiu. liu!lt-ateK horron were rn- thRt the I'rtiHfiMii dried III the rrtiwian ef lli lt-ni. y k i t part uf lite pttm r caitit't-Un- rit tnr in Kveryh.nJv "h f.m May he teU ordered t alk lu the place Ie4 h"W ciirrf ull 01 triiiBed hart aril i s Tlelleul. I hone hn ere not malk fttiwet in tie eake of the Herman ' ln fi.st etumKh vera ht do an. A di-ixe, 1iiig ef-permtly cruel tT icn. i-r. .rimir hia father, a ho waa ti ru h ili fi Mi, li-turin ot'currme nli to ain alone, w im orderel to Aiikmi ,t. a hen the r tent h restated hi-ht tt hi-i hanl. KrurittR his fath-Ule-tt )! in hrhtxe the t1eue. he et wtu)l fall he rfud and wit the j ti.i'.e were held there r nt ! i nu k In the neck alth an aie by iu a iort i-f aTeen hile t he tier- j (Vnmii hi aa particularly maita heKup to "onvtrutt a tern iorar , cuna'ticuoui' tor tftitHjr and muti- i-rulae. The Ufriuana aent a civilian : it.f lh Kreiii h ilmt uiiU-ia t ' . ... Say Fiery Spectacle Which Many Were Including' Astoria Man from Mount San Jacinto, the II. 000 foot extinct volcano. Then huga clouds of dust rolled up ob scurirur the mountain. August Clarions, of Astoria, Oregon, died in the street of Ijos " Amtclcs of heart failure. Windows were bro ken In os Angeles and surround ing towns. rYank Jarnel of Itos ton was trampled to death In a panic In Santa Monica. The shock was felt In Arizona and I. tali. W A R onersj Artillery fire continues active on various Ports of the front, WEIJi CONVOYED. AMSTKItOAM, April 12. The CSerman writer, Optain Kuhlt vctter, in the Jjokal Anaeiger says the U-boats are not sinking Am erican transports because they are so well convoyed. The attacks are either impossible or extreme ly hazardous. ' FOE IX)ST 500 WASIIIXGTOX, April 22 Gen eral Pershing rciiorto the Car man suffered SOO casualties In the battles at Seicheprey. BOMBARD AMIEXa PARIS, April 22. i-Ucrmaoa to day resumed the heavy bombard ment of Amiens, hitting the ca thedral directly three times. DOLFIN IS GIVEN 10 MONTHS IN JAIL PORTLAND. April 22. William Dolfln, alias Dal Bon, former cook of the third Oregon, who was arrested Pendieton- wa3 sentenced to ten j montn. !n tne county Jail by Judge Wolverton. The Jury asked for ; clemency. YVJIcnn Ta Ao-atncr " "on IS AgaillSl Martial Trial for Treasonable Action WASHINGTON, April 22. Presi dent Wilson today expressed a strong opposition to Senator Chamberlain's Jbill providing for court martial for those arrested for treasonable utter ances or acts. He declared such a .legislation would be unconstitutional and would put the I'nited States on the same level with the people which we are fighting. AUSTRALIAN WHEAT COMING TO AMERICA WASHINGTON". April 2 2. Mil lions of bushels of wheat from Aus tralia will soon be pouring into Pa 'clfic ports to release American grain for Kuntpe. Negotiations with Ja- j pan and Scandinavian countries for 'shipping are practically completed. and will permit the lauding of overt one-and u half million buKhela each) month on the California coast. It wa learned today. firtnic t ix ilia n would n Th pr!mnera vlr then maie- killtd el iut(f ihci. n ilitiiM-ii tn called up and nlil men. younir ftlrltt. mother arid halaen in aruta were hot down. AH nlKht the licrniHiii killed and plliaised In A ml en ne. The iiU wan lb tin a htim uf both arses and all , sko AGED FATHER WILL TRY TO DRAW OTTIRE ALLIED FORCE French Army View is That Foe Plans to Deplete Re serves. SPEED OF AMERICA IS NEED OF HOUR Indications are for Fresh' Drive by Germans at Amiens. (HENRY WOOD.) WITH THE FRENCH ARMIEi April 22. By constantly extending drives into new sectors, the Germans unquestionably hope to exhause all the French reserves which are al ready helping the British armies clear to the North Sea. These tac tics make It Imperative thafAmerica rush troops aa fast as possible- There are numerous 'Indications that the Germans are preparing a fresh drive at Amiens and Arras, harmonising with their system of exploiting drlvea where successfu.1 and abandoning where they are failures. From the Ailette river to the North Sea only to offensive sectors remain. These are between Amiens and Arras and between Nieuport and Tprea. , SLOi' LOAII BUYERS : TO BEPRODDED BP. Thrift Stamps Will be Sold Those Not Wanting , Liberty Bonds. , The main offensive in the Liberty ' Loan drive having been a eompietv success in Umatilla county, the "mop- pers up" -will soon follow up to clean up the campaign by securing sub scriptions for War Savings and Thrift Stamps from all those whose plea oC financial Inability was accepted as a reason for not purchasing Liberty Bonds. - The general .patriotio organisation, supported by Campaign Manager Bish op of the W. 8. 8.. is now lining up alt captains and lieutenants for a whirl wind finish of the campaign. ' Monday. April 22. is set aa the date for ad vancing this final wave of workers In. the push toward a 100 per cent avow ing. O. A. Price, district chairman at Milton, telephoned down today to the effect that he proposes to clean up Miltdn's quota of War Savings Stamps in this "moppers up" campaign. The quota Is 120 per capita which would mean approximately $35,000 subscrib ed from the Milton district. District Chairman C. K- Kngdshl of Helix was In the city yesterday and la mobilizing his forces for the finiah-up drive. Word comes from ether dis tricts that similar arrangements are being made. The purpose of the finish-op cam paign Is to solicit only those who could not buy bonds in order to en able each person to loan to the gov ernment according to his or har means. However, the .organisation wishes it understood that people pur chasing bonds should. If able, sub scribe also for stamps. . They will not. however, be approached t during this coming drive. . ' SEATTLE r,lA!l GETS CROIX DE GUERRE WAKHIXdTdN. April 2 2. IJeKten- jttnt AIIht Kmlih and Fnve KdwKrd ' lltckel, a rnlverctv of Wiuihiiiftin. St'iiltif. Kraduutr, have tcen deirtt ' 1 with the Croix IM iuerr. They ftpent nine du carrin wounded un der hellmx and tnchin sun fire. For ik dn Ihrv hd not lept or rested, tiukel volunteered and reacued. Mtun1d fr m a trap so danireroua tho Fifiich command would not order an ambulance to uttimjit the frat! 25 POUND BOMB AT "LIFE" OFFICE NKW VOICK. April tl. A dna mite ImhiiI weighing 2& pounds was found toduy at the entrance if the l.l'e I'ut'llshlug Company. Police sr working on tha thx.ry that It was ust with tha Inl.ot In blow aa the l4n- ImiiU auaways. An In. leelor of comlutabls sara it t ths moat oowerf.ul i(i.nilv maehlne ha has ever seen- It eontaiaed five pounds of dyaatnita ar.d waa built t Jespl I.mI obi euecuaslon or fuse.