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vyr, WEATHER FORECAST TO DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1918.' NO. 9428 VOL. SO E NEMYUNEASY ALONG BANKS OFTHE MEUSE District Sparsely Held by Germans Thus Causing Them to Fear Attack. GERMAN GAS ATTACK BRINGS RETALIATION DISORGANIZED GERMAN FORCES RESHAPED FOR RESUMPTION Hindenburg Took Troops Frpm Lorraine For Use Elsewhere. WITH THE AMERICAN' ARMY IX LORRAINK, May 7. The enemy Is showing uneasiness along the Meuse's left bank and In the Verdun sector. Kvery night there are brilliant lights. much artlllnrylnif, machine gunning and aerial activity. Hi-avy firing occurs near Seicheprey, northwest of Toul, vhich the (lermans temporarily cap tured recently. American patrols re port the flermon linos to lie sparsely held on all the American sectors In Lorraine. Indicating the enemy has withdrawn all possible men for will ing Picardy gaps. This probably ac counts for their uneasiness. RETAMATR VOTl AS. WITH THE AMERICAN8 IX PIC ARDY, May 7 Rear German organ izations are being thoroughly gassed In retaliation for the gassing of Am erlcans. Quna roared all night long. The Germans used 15.000 mustard gas shells and Inter for three hours fired high explosives. OF OFFENSIVE ON WESTERN FRONT ROME, May 7. The Vossische Zeitung today declar ed it is "time to recognize that the German western of fensive has been crushed. (William Phillip Simms) WITH THE. BRITISH ARMIES, May 7. The strange west front quiet daily emphasizes the disorganization of German armies. The Somme and Flanders offensives ne cessitated a complete reorganization before resuming the attack. Hindenburg was hit hard, but by now the reorganiza tion should be about complete. When the weather is fa vorable he will doubtless hit again and hard, though not necessarily on the Somme or Lys fronts. AMERICA MAKING 500 MACHINE GUNS EVERY 24 HOURS MAY PUT CALIFORNIA DRY AS WAR MEASURE LOS ANGELES, mLv 7. Governor Ktpnhpna will Imniediatelv call a sne- AMSTFIWAM, May 1. The- ;rniun ihtsu toxlay declared the resmnn- LiuI Begsion of the legislature to abol- l-XMtKCAST OFFENSIVE. ; . WASHINGTON, May 7. Five hundred machine guns of all hinds are being produced daily In American factories. Ordnance experts declared the production is increasing dally, and they ex- pect a maximum of 1500 dally by November 1. Two hundred heavy Brownings have been produced, though they are not yet shipped. Heavy Browning factories are now really speed- -Ing up and one plant is produc- 4 Ing 50 light Brownings daily. Three others produce a total of CO dally. Authorities said the machine gune and rifle situations are the only ordnance problems that are not causing worry." mwwn Alio WITH FROM wTHIN AYS THAT SIBERIA FAVORS ALLIES, IS AFTER SEPARATION All Work Ceased Day Because of on May Demand for Eight Hour Work Day REVOLT DANGER IS STEADILY GROWING BOYS OF THIS WAR TO BE HONORED ON' DECORATION DAY Honor to the memory of the boys who have died In the present war as well as to the heroes of the civil war and the Spanish war will feature the Decoration Day services this year The Decoration Day program will be handled by the Spanish War veteran a general outline of the program be ing adopted at a meeting last even ing. A parade will form at the court house, moving first to Happy Canyon where appropriate services will be held, Harry Chambers being the prin cipal speaker. After the program at Happy Canyon the crowd will be ta ken to the cemetery by autos and th graves decorated. The parade from the court house to Happy Canyon will be entirely on foot excepting for the civil war vet erans. It la desired that all patriotic organizations participate In the pa rade.. The complete details of the af fair will be anounced later. J. Marin. A. J. McAllister and J. C. Snow com pose the Spanish war veterans com mittee in charge of the prosram for the day. The civil war veterans will have charge of the Memorial Sunday serv ices at one of the local churches. tton of tlict vtOnt front offensive will bo allied by a liujrc offensive on the Italian front, "rum I sine that tlte "combined efforts will bring the longi'd for (iernian HMeeexs." The tier-man mi"ss definitely forecasted I ho western offensive. NEW DIVISION AT AMIENS. ( llonry Wood ) WITH TUB FRENCH ARMIES, May 7. The French have Identified 18 fresh and re-organized German divisions on the Amiens front. This Indi cates that tho Ucrmans will rcsumo rlic offensive there, l'rlsoners. admit the Frew-it Amiens artillery is continually inflicting the heaviest losses. 8HFI.I,IN; ENEMY'S HEAR. WITH Tim BRITISH AltMIKK, May 1. For the past two days allied guns have been steadily shelling- M-rman rear areas. This is hamH-riiur the movement of enemy men and materials across the war-made desert around Noyon. The Infantry lull continues. There are heavy May showers. . . AltTIM-EHY IS Bl'SY. PARIS, May 7. "There is mutual artllleryiiig on both sides of the Avre," an official communique tixlay Mild. "A tirrmun snrprise attack fulled west of llanKurd-ji-Saiitcn-e where, the Americana are fighting." iBh California's saloons us a war mea sure, if ho obtains pledges pf suffici ent votes to effect the abolishment. He Is already sounding Southern California legislators.1 The proposed measure would abolish strong liquors, permitting the sale of beers and light wines with meals. . BULLETINS AMERICAN SHOT HIT U-BOAT RIGHT IN EYE DURING FIGHT WASHINGTON." Mjy 7. The American steamer Tidewater's second sliot scored a' dean lilt, sinking; a r-foout on March 17, the navy today animm-cd. H was a midnight flglit. The Tidewater barely missed tho U-boat while turning. The V boat then submerging; fired, but mlsHcd- The Tidewater fired three times. PREPARING TO LIST ALL BECOMING 21 YAKIM V ROBBERS ESCAPE rillCACiO, Slay 7. Thomas Mullen, awaiting extradition in Washington state, suspected of train robbery and the murder of three men In Yakima county, escaped from the Chicago city .prison by sawing the liars. A thun derstorm aided III escaiie. MXm GOVERNOR WRECKED SEATTLE, May 7. The Pacific i steamship company's lines. Governor, istracK ureaKwaier ai i leiorta carij Austrian Reichstrat Has Been Adjourned Until June 18. COPENHAGEN, May 7 All work ceased: in Austro-IIiiiigary on May Day, workers demanding an eliit ltour day; MORE SERIOCS. zrRICIf, May 7. Various re ports declare Austrian conditions ' are becoming- serious. Revoluti onary tendencies are continually aimeuring. The Austrian govern ment denies the rcportM, saying the situation Is "calm." but a VI enna dispatch says the govern ment has issued a manifesto jus tifying the attitude In Seydler's extraordinary measnrca, Tho gov ernment Is evidently iircparing for an important move. TRYING FOR. MAJORITY. TUB HAOl'E, Way 7. The Austrian reichstrat today ad journed nntil Juno 18 erniitting Premier Von Ke idler to bargain with the opposition for a work ing majority, says Austrian advices. Grain for Allies is Burned at St Louis 'ST. LOUIS. May 7. The Union stock yards with an elevator contaln- this inornin m a terrific gale and ( jnK much grain for the allies has been 'heavy IWrj It t strack a glancing destroyed by Incendiary fire. The po- ""' ; pice estimate the loss at three mil- a PACIFIC PORT, May 7. C. A. T odabuuh, attache of the Am- erican Petrograd embassy, today declared his belief that Siberia would soon attempt to separate from Russia, establishing an In-. dependent republic. Siberian opinion strongly favors the allies. Todabusti bears diplomatic dls- Patches for the state department. When I left Russia there were many reports of a movement to replace th egrand duke in power. The reports were probably well founded.' 1 TRACK M WILL DECIOE CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday afternoon at the Round- Cp park the annual Eastern Oregon lnterscholastic athletic meet will be held and according to student man ager McLean many of the larger towns will be represented. Union and Baker have already sent In their entrance blank. The last eastern Oregon meet wan held fn Raker In 1916, I'endleton win ning flrnt honors, the meet for 191? was cancelled because of the war. The trophy at stake Is the O- A C cup which Pendleton has won for two consecutive times and will have to win once more to become the perma nent owner, medals will be awarded to the first three men in each event. The Pendleton, team has been train ing at the Round-Cp for the past two weeks, under the supervision of Hugh Bowman and Harold Casey. At a student body meeting this mor ning tickets were given each student to sell. ' Preparation for the registrations of i Wow. Tho damage was young men who have become 21 since!-. was mjurti. June 5, 191", are being made. The " i Pinri iy .irAikt. MAnYSVIf jIiK. Cal., May 7. folieo- ( Hon. local draft board this ninrnin-v recniv- i fed notice that the supplies for this j MRS. CORA ELLIOTT DIES THIS MORNING registration had been shipped The registration card has been modi fled to unniA Tf n t arid nrtntorl In Viltte ink to distinguish it from tne card idin5' previously used. The registration cer tificate has also been modified. It is known that about lOty - per cent of the total number of registrants last June were 21 years of age and it is believed that approximately the Mrs. Corn. Klliolt riled at her home on Butter creek this morning at ,he : same number will be required to reg- IK of ahnut .1 wim Khe hnl been ; r r. American Troops Pour Into France, is Report Mrs. Charlotte Eppinger Dies at Portland Home WFI.Ij knows woman was MOTIimt OF JIH It. AI,F.X AXDKft AM CIIAS. laTINOIOIS. ' Mrs. Charlotte Bppinger, mother of Mrs. IU Alexander of this city, paHscd away In 1'ortlnnd Saturday nlsht. ac cording to word received here. She had been very low for some time past and Mrs. Alexander and her other daughter, Mrs. W. J. Patterson, had been In attendance upon her. Her last Illness dated from about three months ago. Her son. Charles Kpplnger. died suddenly of heart trouble at Baker about three weeks ago but his mother was never told of his death. Mrs- Kpplnger hnd lived many years In linker and had mnny friends In I'endleton. The funeral will - held in Portland. AMERICA CHALLENGES I BLOCKADE OF SWISS BERNE, May T. American Minis ter Btovall today notified the Swiss government that Amrtca challenges Ocrmany's blockade of Rwltxerland. 11 I announced that American warship are escorting two American merchant men toward France laden with grain destined for Switzerland. suffering with tuberculosis for some time, and has been an invalid for the Past two years. Funeral services will 'be held tomorrow and Interment will be made In the Lena cemetery at 2 o'clock. Mrs, Elliott is survived by a brother. Waldo Vincent, of Iena. Deceased will be remembered b seme of the older residents of Pen dleton as she attended the Pendleton high school . several years ago. Sho was the daughter of the late George desperate offensive of Vincent. 1 tarlsts." PARIS, May' 7. The Echo d. Paris today declared "that American troops continue pouring In. The completion of the entente block man James Mock was shot through the breast trying to arrest an uniden tified negro, who cscaied. Mock is The negro grabbed the offi cer's gun. WANT f.niUWS REMOVFI MOSCOW, May 7. The 1'kranian government today forwarded a protest to Rcrtln declaring that unless (General Von Klchorn, the (crman command ed and Ilerr Von Schwazcnsteiii are recalled the government will resign. Engineers to Entrain May 20 Oi'ders Crowder WASHIN'GTOX, May ". Crowdet today calls for 0S0 civil engineers, ordnance and quartermasters to en train May 20 from all states except Arizona, Ielaw'e and Vermont. OXE OF BODYl7Ani FOR I.IXCOI.JT DIES NEW YORK, May 2. John R. Mil ler, one of Abraham Uncoln's body guards when the president was shot in Washington, died yesterday at his Brooklyn home, aged IS. He was a Civil war veteran. He' was wounded at Gettysburg.. r . .. HONS TORTURE U.S. PRISONERS SAKS SOLDIER Beatings With Rifle Butts and Other Mistreatments Reported by Poilns. DEATHS RESULT FROM HARDSHIPS IMPOSED Escaped Man Had -Worked in Salt Mines Until Too Weak. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY H FRAXCB, May 7. A French soldier escaping from a German prison told how American prisoners are tortured. "Before I escaped from HamelinT an American told me how he waa weak ened from excessive labor in salt mines. He lost 35 pounds and could not cross a room without support- . Ha was sent to Hamelln to recuperate. "Tho prisoners rations consisted of thin soup and fish was practically un- , edible. Their punishments Included beatings with rifle butts and the flat sides of bayonets. Some were con fined to a steam-heated dark hall, fed bread and water and then turned Into the snow where they were requir ed to stand for long perods. Deatha frequently resulted-' PASSES tiEDITIOX BITX. WASHINGTON. Slay 7. The house has passed tJie sedition bill and It now goes to the President. forVOIIJOlt IS IU WASHINGTON-, May . Frank W. Polk, state department counsellor, is j quite seriously ill as a result of ant overwork breakdown. FAVOR OVERMAN IlllIi. WASHIXtSTOX. May 7. The house ludtdary committee today ordered the Overman emiwwcrin bill reported fa 1 forably without anieiidments. 41 Names On Today's U. S. Casualty List WASHINGTON", May 7. There are 41 names in today's casualty list. Four died In action, five of disease and two from wounds. One Is missing. Fif teen are severely wounded and IS slightly. Presbyterian Merger Valid- . WASHINGTON. May 7 The su preme court holds the merger of the Presbyterian church with the Cumber land Presbyterian valid. BIGAMIST CITES SOIX)MO". KIl.I.F.n BY TORPF.IM1. NEW YORK. May 7. Marine elr- throughout and following the war i elcs learned that 11 of the American can't he prevented by the belated and steamship Tyler's crew were killed German mill-; when she was torpedoed and sunk on submarines have put Into the base at j the French coast May St, I Ostend with their crews raving man- . iacs, said an Amsterday dispatch In the Morning Post. GER.MAX r-BOAT MF.X A1J.I BECOME 1XSAXF LONDON. May 7. Two German NEW YORK, May 7. "King Solo mon and Nat Goodwin both beat me. Why should I go to Jail because I had two wives?" said Samuel E. Johnson to Judge Mulqueen today when sentenced for bigamy. AIRCRAFT. PROSE IS NOW ON IN HOUSE CHAOBERLAI'i BUSY 'WASKIVGTON. May 7. Two dis tinct probes of America's aircraft pro gram have developed. The attomnr general started the work and Senator Chamberlain an- no u need the senate military commit tee would conduct an unsparing probe. Chamberlain said "Something is radically wrong. This committee Is going to learn where the 40 million aircraft fund has gone.' WASHI.VGTON", May 7. The house mitttnrv committee opened an Infor mal aircraft production Inquiry when they began hearings on the f 1.032, 00t appropriation the war department asks for airplanes. . They called Secretary Baker and General March and others. 1 Hartman Lowers Local Golf Record Yesterday George A- Hartman yesterday even ing shattered the record for the Pen dleton golf course, lowering It three holes to a mark which other local, golfers despair of ever equaling, much. I less beating. Playing with perfect "Solomon Is out of this country's form and with John Dickson as an A VOICE FROM THE COAL BIN jurisdiction and Nat Goodwin had but one wife at a time, so far as I know," replied the judge. "Well, then, can't I take one of 'em along with me?" asked Johnson. No Observance for the Lusitania Anniversary WASHINGTON, May 7. The na tion's capital did not pause In Its war wcrk to observe the Lusitania ami sury- II. V I . uintver-j : "grave situation grows from charges against lloyd george opponent, he finished the nine holes In 34 strokes. The previous record wss 37 and was made by Brooke Dickson. Mr. Hartman made his record round after supper last evening. The new. time schedule and the fair weather combine to make after supper golfing a favorite pastime with club members. (KI Tj. KFEX) I.OXDOX, May 7. A .nnlilic let ter from iieneral Manrlee, form erly director of military oera ttoiis, substantially rhartring that IJoyd .eon1 and 4'hatieellor ltonar Ijiw lacked voracity con cerning1 vital mutters, admittedly presents a most grave Kit nation eonfrtmting- the much awafled gmcroiiiciit. Atiith prccittatcd matters In tlic Ihuc of commons this afternoon by bluntly asking tlto government what step it In tended to take regarding tho let ter. - Iaw replied that an army coun cil. Iiifpiirtng Into the question of military dlj-ciplme was raised by the letter. He said the govern ment had asked the appointment of two Jiulires to Investigate the Maurice allegations against the minister and offered to .permit Asqutth to name one. TREATY Itt SIGMD. AMSTERDAM, May 7. The peace treaty between Rumania and the Cen tral powers has been signed states an official Bucharest dispatch. RED CROSS HAS OYER $10,000 IN TREASURY ARMY MEN TODAY INSPECTED AVIATION SITE .AT HERiSTON A second inspection of the proposed aviation training camp site" near Her miston by government. representatives, xvas made this morning, the special commission inspecting sites in the west havintr arrived there on the early morning train. A party of Pendleton ians, including Judge C H. Marsh. : Oeorits O- Itner. president of the Com mercial Association, W. L Thompson and J. V. Tallman. drove down early this morning- and Joined a party ot Hcrmitttoiiians who escorted the com- : mission to the proposed site. j The commission was composed of a major and captain of the aviation I I branch, a major of artillery, a medical officer and a civilian. Members of the inIectin; party made few com mem, but conducted a very complete invent!- t Ration. Though the wind waa blow- j Inpc pretty hard, it is said an inspection of the wind records satisfied the com- . i mission that there was no objection on this gnund. In fact one member of the party is said to have expressed the opinion that the site is ideal except for' the character of the soil which is not' firm enough for perfect training con- j ditkins. , The commission boarded No. 1" and will Inspect several other site In the' state. I The sum of $l0.lj was received by the t'mtailla county chapter. Red Cross, during the month of April, ac cord Ing to the monthly report of the chairman and secretary. The expen ditures were 2it80, leaving a balance on hand April 1 of S347?.M. This la all exclusive of the auction day re etipts May l, nearly $7vQ being re ceived t hen- In detail the receipt and expendi tures for April were as follows: ItceefplM Mem!erhip dues. Red Cross war fund. $3V 2.: Balance of Christ mas membership drive. $3 IS. 7 5 : 8a le of niaxusines and Insignia, $; Dona tlon other than auxiliaries, $.$. l aid In by auxiliaries. Cmatllla $32.50, Helix $l- a. Freeaater :, I'ma pine llt Ferndale $124.44. Her mis ton H't.SJ. Kchn $7 A. OS. Milton $U S Stanfietd 7.. total $77.7i Total. $ltn.l3. I i bit memciit . 8alaries and wages. $; postage, printing and stationery. $31.75; tele phone and telegraph. $.15: drayage. f. eight and ex pre. I& &3; general expenses. $ 1 49; Hospital supplies, $951.79; arn. $411.75; civilian relief, $35: canteen. $1. Kxpenses of auxiliaries Kcho. $4 IM; Fteewater. $4 7"; Helix, 14)1. J: HermlKton. $j.3, Mlltnn, $144.l: Ktanfteld, Mff-ftJ; Cmalllta. MI-4; Ferndale. $MS; Meacham, To lai $:0$9.IS.