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VOL. IVIH. NO. 18,Oo8.
THE 3IORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
KAISER CLAIMS HE'S '
GOTTS STEWARD YET
ALSACE - LORRAINE DECLARED
TRCST FROM ALMIGHTY.
PEACE OB WAR
TOWNS ARE MEW
CITY ORDER CLOSES
FRENCH DRIVE FOE
BRITISH ARMY OFFICER
ACCUSED OF THEFT
IN ALLIED SMASH
FAR FROM RHEIMS
COXGREGATIOXALISTS AT COR
YALLIS ADJOCRX SINE DIE.
Villi BIG VICTORY
Wilson Drives Enemy Into
MUSTER STROKED ELIVERED
Armistice Declined for Reason
Armies of Foe Remain on
PERTINENT QUESTIONS ASKED
Supreme War Lord Says He Is Un
der Divine Protection and
Allies Cannot Win.
BERXE, Oct. 8. The German Em
peror addressing the German soldiers at
Rufach, Alsace, late In September, said:
"Neither the French nor the Ameri
cans will break through our front in
Alsace-Lorraine. "We shall defend with
the last drop of our blood these prov
inces which belong to us and which the
Mmighty has entrusted to us to admin
ister as his stewards, and we shall keep
them for the benefit of their inhabi
tants and the glory of God.
"Our faithful allies are with us in
this. The last drop of blood of every
Austrian and Hungarian soldier, the
last drop of every Bulgarian and Turk
ish soldier, will be shed before eur
enemies wrest from us land which be
longs to Germany.
'Our enemies cannot and will not
succeed. We are under divine protec
.Chancellor Max Requested to
I ' Jell Just What Interests
' WASHINGTON, Oct. 8. President
Wilson has met Germany's peace
note with a move that will,
at one stroke, develop whether
her proposal is sincere or merely a
pretension, and, if a pretension it be,
fully justify for all time before the
world the prolonging of the war with
force to the utmost, force without
stint or limit.
At the same time the President has
left wide open the door to peace.
As the full significance
No Armistice Possible.
Declining to propose an armistice
while the armies of the central pow
ers remain on invaded soil, the Presi
dent today called on the German
Chancellor to state, as an absolutely
necessary preliminary to a reply from
the entente allies and the United
States, whether Germany accepts the
principles of peace as repeatedly laid
down, or merely proposes to accept
them "as the basis of negotiations,"
and whether the Chancellor merely
speaks for-the German military mas
ters conducting the war or the whole
President's diplomacy is disclosed, it
becomes evident that he has left open
the way to peace and at the same
time left the militarist leaders of the
central powers with a question they
must necessarily answer in a way that
will lead to peace or confront them
with an embarrassing situation in
their own countries.
Diplomats Voice Praise.
Among diplomats here he Presi
dent's communication is regarded as
one of his master strokes. It is
pointed out that upon cursory exam
ination it may not ehow such strong
terms as some may have desired. All
the President's advisers, however, are
confident that as close consideration
reveals its full import, it will be ap
parent that it is a long step forward
if Germany really means peace, and
that if she does not, it will strip bare
another hypocrisy of German diplom
acy so completely that the responsi
bility for prolonging the war never
can be charged to the allies, even by
the German people themselves.
The text of the President's communi
cation was made public today by Sec
retary Lansing, together with the offi
pial text of Prince Maximilian's note.
Reply to Austria Delayed.
At the same time officials let it be
known that there would be no reply at
present to the Austrian note similar to
that of the German Chancellor. It is
not considered necessary to deal with
Austria until the time comes for a re
ply to her dominating ally.
In announcing his action, Secretary
Lansing issued the following:
"Department of State, October 8,
"The Secretary of State makes pub
lic the following communications:
Ocderlin Transmits Note.
"From the Charge d' Affaires ad in
terim of Switzerland, in charge of
German interests in the United States:
" 'Legation of Switzerland, Wash
ington, October 6, 1918. Department
of German interests:
" 'Mr. President: I have the honor
to present herewith upon instructions
from my government, the original text
of a communication from the German
government, received by this legation
late this afternoon from the Swiss
" 'An English translation of this
communication is also enclosed, the
German ' original text, however, is
alone to be considered as authorita
tive. " 'Please accept, Mr. President, the
CONTEST TO TAKE PLACE
Pendleton to Elect Councilman at City
Election Nut Month.
PENDLETON, Or., Oct. 8. (Special.)
There will be only one hotlj contest
ed fight for the voters of Pendleton to
decide at the city election next month.
This will be for the place on the City
Council left vacant by the resignation
of R. F. Kirkpatrick.
Four members of the council, in addi
tion to Mr. Kirkpatrick's successor, are
to be elected. Acting Mayor John
Vaughn, Joseph Ell, D. D. Phelps and
E. J. Murphy are those who retire. The
two contestants are Douglas Belts' and
James H. Estes. Candidates for the
other places are Manuel Friedly, Joseph
Ell, Frank E. King.
A successor is to be chosen to Mayor
James A. Best, now a Captain in the
medical service, and Acting Mayor John
Vaughn is the only present candidate.
Two members of the Water Commis
sion are to be selected to succeed C.
P. Strain, resigned, and George O'Dan
iels. G. M. Rice and Marion Jack are
the only nominees.
Day's Results Will Prove
of Widest Importance.
YANKEES PLUNGE DEEPLY
Hindenburg System South of
Cambrai Broken Up.
ANSWER GIVEN PEACE BID
HEMP NOOSES ARE MAILED
South Prairie Citizen Express Disap
proval of David Starr Jordan.
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 8. (Special.)
Indignant citizens of South Prairie,
Wash., do not approve of Dr.
David Starr Jordan's alleged pacifist
utterances and do not like Rev. Frank
Dyer, pastor of the First Congrega
tional Church, who brought Dr. Jordan
here, sent them stout hemp ropes with
nooses today. The Vox containing the
rope was mailed in care of a Tacoma
newspaper and was insured.
Dr. Jordan was vigorously attacked
by Tacoma four-minute men for the
alleged statements made in a speech
that no indemnities for battered Bel
gium and Northern France should be
exacted from Germany. He denied the
Once More Terrific Punishment Is
Inflicted on Shattered and Dis-
organized German Army.
WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN
FRANCE, Oct. 8. 3:30 P. M. (By the
Associated Press.) A great victory, the
results of which undoubtedly will prove
of the widest Importance, especially at
this time, has been won today by two
British armies in the field on a front
extending 20 miles from Cambrai south
Americans participated in the center
and they plunged even more deeply
Into enemy positions than at first had
Hlndenburgr Syatem Broken Up.
The Hindenburg system south of
Cambrai now has thoroughly been
broken ud on a. front of considerable
Elsewhere the main lines of the Hln-
enburg system have been penetrated.
while to the north of Cambrai it ap
pears to have been turned by the opera
tions to the south.
Fast whippet tanks and armored cars
are reported now to be in action, and
if this is true, as it is believed to be.
the offensive certainly has been ex
Many Towns Taken.
At the moment it appears' that the
new line runs generally from the north,
south of Forneville well to the east
of Serainvillers. The allied troops are
reported In Wambaix and to have been
seen east of Chateau Ancle, in Villers
Cutreaux and Serain; east of Fremont.
east of Brancourt, east of Fresnoy-Le-Grand
and east of Sequehart. All the
ground to the west of these two places
is reported now to be in British hands.
It was the Americans who stormed
and captured Brancourt and Premont
after bard fighting. They reached
their objectives well ahead of time. In
fact this was the case almost every
where along the line.
East of the line the British and th
Americans are now in the open country
and there seems to be reliable indica
tions that there are no lines of Import
ance there, at least for many miles.
Once more terrific punishment has
LANDMARK FOUND IN TREE
Stake Placed 50 Tears Ago Discovered
Inside Fir at Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Oct. 8. In
survey of land belonging to Mrs. J. B.
Stewart trouble was encountered ln
finding the origial landmarks. Three
were found, but the fourth seemed to
have completely disappeared.
In estimating where it should stand
the surveyor located a fir on which was
a. protuberance. The tree was cut down
and split open, and in its center was
found the missing stake, with enough
of the original markings on it to show
that it was the original corner stake
placed 60 years ago by the Government
The land has been in the possession
of the Stewart family since homestead
ing 50 years ago.
GENERAL JANIN TOUCHED
Americans' Reception to French Army
Officer "Imperishable Remembrance."
A PACIFIC PORT, Oct. 8. General
Maurice Janin, of the French army,
before his departure after a visit here,
announced that he was "deely touched
by the reception accorded him in th
United States." ,
"I carry with me an imperishable
remembrance of America," General
Janin said in a statement given out
by the French Consul-General here to
According to General Janin, he is to
be commander-in-chief of the Czecho
slovak and French units in Siberia:
Concluded oa i'ace 3, Column X.i
CIVILIANS ARE BARRED
Those of Deferred Classification Cannot
Enter Training- Camp.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8. Civilians
in deferred classifications, on accoun
of industry, occupation or employment.
including agriculture, are to be barred
from attendance at officers' training
camps, the Western Department of tbe
Army announced here today.
All other qualified draft registrants
may apply for training as officers
the regular schools for Infantry, field
artillery, machine gun, coast artillery
Engineer Corps and Quartermaste
(Conclude! on Page 4. Column 3.)
Officers Are Elected for Year;
Annual Reports Will Be
CORVALLIS. Or., Oct. 8. (Special)
The Oregon conference of Congrega
tional churches, which was holding its
annual meeting in this city this week.
beginning today, had its proceedings
interrupted and the cession adjourned
sine die because of an order from the
city health officer closing all public
gatherings to prevent the spread of
They were permitted to elect offi
cers for the year, as follows: Moder
ator, Dean Clark, of Pacific University;
assistant moderator. Rev. Edwin Con
stant. Highland Congregational Church.
Portland; permanent scribe. Dr. J. J.
Staub, of Sunnyside Congregational
Church. Portland; registrar and treas
urer. Rev. Daniel SLaver.
While no time was given for re
ports of any kind, conference commit
tees were appointed and the annual
reports of the various branches of
church activities will be sent to the
publication committee with power to
An effort was made immediately to
head off a number of prominent speak
ers scheduled to appear. These include
Dr. H. H. Kelsey, of San Francisco;
Dr. H. H. Wikoff. of San Francisco,
and Dr. C. H. Baker, of New York.
Delegates took the order of the health
officer good-naturedly, and this even
Ing most of them departed for their
DAWSON MAN IS DROWNED
V. H. Day Leaves Widow and Four
Children at Newport, Or.
DAWSON, T. T.. Oct. 8. Parties to
day were searching for the body of F.
H. Day, grand president of the Tukon
Order of Pioneers, who was drowned
near here in the Yukon River Sat
urday when his launch was swamped
in the swell of a steamboat.
Harry Thorson, a miner, who was
with Day. also was lost. Day's widow
and four children left here several
weeks ago for Newport. Or.
DAWSON Y. T.. Oct. 8. Navigation
on the Yukon River closes for the Win
ter this week. Every steamer leaving
here is crowded with Klondike resl
dents bound outside.
Advancing Poilus Now at
STOUT RESISTANCE OFFERED
Victorious Troops at Junction
of Aisne and Suippe.
RIVER CROSSING EFFECTED
Cavalry on North Bank of Aisne
River Isles-snr-Suippe and Ba-
zancourt Wrested From Enemy.
TEACHERS AT LA GRANDE
Epidemic at Enterprise Prevents Meet
Ing Planned There.
LA GRANDE. Or.. Oct 8. (Special. )-
Teachers from Baker, Wallowa 'and
Union counties began arriving in La
Grande tonight for the annual insti
tute to be held here. The sessions start
tomorrow morning. Dr. E. A. Winshlp,
well-known Boston pedagogue, is the
first speaker. Robert Krohn. Portland,
will also speak tomorrow.
The institute was transferred to La
Grande at the eleventh hour as an epi
demic forbade Its meeting in Enterprise,
the original meeting place.
PARIS. Oct. 8 Franco-American
troops In Champagne have driven hack
the Germans over a front of nearly
two miles north of . Pierre, eaptnred
the plateau northeast of Antry and
taken numerous prisoners, neeordlns; to
the French official communication Is
The French northeast of St. Quentin
have captured Fontaine I'terte. the
Bellecourt farm, the village of Ronvroy
and other Important positions. More
than 1200 Germans were made pris
oners In this region.
(By tha Associated Press.)
On the southern part of the battle
front, from the Rhelms sector to the
Meuse river, the French and Americana
are carrying out successfully their con
verging movement northward and on
all sectors have gained additional
Northeast of Berry-au-Bac the
French have driven their line to the
Junction of the Aisne and Suippe rivers,
placing the German front around Laon
and eastward in greater Jeopardy.
In Champagne General Gouraud's
forces have increased their gains all
the way eastward to the region of the
Argonne forest, while on the eastern
side of the forest the Americans have
improved their battlefront along the
PARIS. Oct. 8. Northea.t and north
of Rhelms, the French continued their
successful advance. The War Office
announcement today says that French
troops have reached the outskirts of
Conde-sur-Suippe at the Junction of
the Suippe and the Aisne northeast of
Along the Suippe river, the French
have penetrated into IsIes-sur-Sulppe
and to the west have captured Bazan-
WITH THE FRENCH "ARMY IN
FRANCE, Oct. 7. (Reuter's.) German
forces on the north bank of the Suippe
River have been counter-attacking with
Authorities Seek Man Who Married
Natalie Schcnck and Eloped
With Annie Wheeler.
NEW YORK. Oct. 1. Federal agents
today began a search for Lieutenant
Colonel Charles Glenn Collins, of the
British army, sportsman, soldier of for
tune and globe trotter. The man dis
appeared from a hospital Just before
Deputy Marshals reached the institu
tion armed with a summons for his
appearance in court to explain the al
leged theft of a pearl valued at
from a business concern for which he
worked in India.
Collins is widely known as the for
mer husband of Natalie Schenck. of
Newport and New York, who left hlra
while on a honeymoon trip around the
world. She obtained a. divorce in 1907,
three years after their marriage.
Collins again came before the public
eye in the United States when, in 1914.
he eloped with Miss Annie Rumey
Wheeler. daughter of Samuel P.
Wheeler, of Chicago and Fairfield,
Conn., wealthy sewing machine manu
facturer. A veteran of the Sudan and Boer
sirft Collins held a Captain's commis
sion at the outbreak of the present
conflict, and was soon at the front,
where he won promotion to his present
rank. He was gassed and Invalided
to Canada and served for a time as
camp instructor. He then went to In
dia and returned to thls.country last
He was arrested at the request of
Bombay officials, but was released on
bail and recently, owing to illness,
went to the hospital from which he
NEW P0ST0FFICE DELAYED
Structure Will Be la Reudlnesa for Oc
cupancy hy November 1.
Portland's Postofflce will be In its
new home by November I.
Such was the announcement made
yesterday by Supervising Contractor C.
C. Holloway. who Is putting forth every
effort to have that portion of the
building ready for occupancy during
the present month. The other depart
ments of the Government may not be
in the new building until late in No
vember, according to Mr. Holloway.
"We are having trouble In every de
partment." said Mr. Holloway yester
day. "Materials are delayed: men are
scarce, and it I difficult to announce
anything definitely. However, we feel
certain the postofflce can occupy Its
portion of the building during the pres
Cambrai-SL Quentin Line
Torn to Pieces.
(Concluded on Fae 2. Column 1.)
WHERE THE ALLIES ARE SMASHING THE HUNS IN FOUR GREAT ATTACKS.
FIRM INVESTS $25,000,000
J. P. Morgan A Co. Makes Bis Liberty
NEW YORK. Oct. 8. The largest lib
erty loan subscription received today
was one of $25,000,000 from J. P. Mor
gan & Co.
BOCHES ARE PUT TO FLIGHT
Terrific Blow on 20 Miles of
Front Carries Allies Ahead
YANKS TAKE MANY VILLAGES
TWO SYRIAN TOWNS FALL
General Allenhyn Cavalry S3 Miles
Northwest of Damascus.
LONDON, Oct. 8. General Allenby's
cavalry on Sunday occupied the towns
of Zahleh and Rayak. respectively S3
and 30 miles northwest of the Syrian
capital or Damascus, according to an
official statement Issued today by tbe
British War Office.
SPANISH CABINET RESIGNS
Premier Antonio Maura Holds Office
Oaly Half Year.
MADRID. Oct. 8. The Cabinet headed
by Antonio Maura has resigned. The
Cabinet was formed last March.
lira vr I.lne Is Present Battlefront. Zlsrsaa- Line Is Old Hlndcnhnrg Line. Dotted Line la Furthest German Advance
Thla Year. Shaded Portion Is Yesterday Gain hy Allies. Arrows Marked A Show Where Germans Are Retiring
From Coast. B Shows Where Canadians Attacked. Arrows Marked C Show Where Americana nnd British Have
Launched Their New Great Drive Between Cnmbrnl ass St. Quentin. Arrows Marked D Show W here French Havre
Crossed the Suippe and Arrows Marked 2 Skan Where franco-American Force Uavc Slaved V te ike 6uiiic .
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum tmprtuTw, 72
decree; minimum, 43 degree.
TODAY'S Partly cloudy ; winds mostly
Wilson leaves question of peac or war to
Uermany. ftga l .
Anfto-Amerlcans win In bis; smash. Pare t.
French drive Huns farther from Rhelms.
Germany must snake, expiation, says Paris.
Recent peace note rouses Hun papers.
Many towns taken In allied smash. Paa-e 1.
Official casualty list. Par -Kaliter.
Kaiser claims close political relations with
Almighty, fare I.
Demberr fears humiliation of Germany.
Bolshevik! enter restaurant business. Pare 5.
Turkish cabinet reslrns. Par 4.
Whest crop to be near billion bushels.
Sweepmr Inquiry into brewery lntrlrues 3e-
moaeo. rc a.
American Mercantile Marina will face com
petition. Pare 6.
Wilaon's note to Germany disappoints some
congressmen. fare 2.
British army officer, accused of theft, dis
appears. Pare 1.
CorvaJH city order closes ConrreratlonaJ
conference. fare l.
Chewsucan water rlrhts case dismissed by
Supreme court. face i.
Jeffervon and Commerce battle on Multno
mah Field today. 14.
Military Police to tanre with Squadrons.
Contmerrlsl and Marine.
Ore son h op r rowers win speculate with this
yeara crop. Fare 19.
peace liquidation causes further decline In
corn at Chlcsro. Face 19.
Wall-street stocks lrrerular with free sell
inc. Pace l-
Non-easential workers must take tip more
Important work. Pace IS.
r ort land and Vicinity.
InfTuenxa In city under control. Pare 7.
Instructions riven for Christmas parcels for
overseas troops. J'a(e -u.
Father to follow sons oversea, pare 13.
Housinr cam palm rets rood start, pare 1L
Idaho cold despite wonder ras burner.
Hlrer ware looms for locai palnte
Or con ship plants see brtrht future. Pare .
Drastic ordinance proposed to recuiate res
Officers' tralnlns may be conducted through
Multnomah ouard. fare u.
Traininc camp open to all Portlanders.
V cUier report, data and forecast. Fast 13.
Prisoners Pour in and Ad
vance Eastward Into Open
Country Is Unchecked.
LON'DOX, Oct. 8. The Anglo-
American offensive on the St. Quentin
sector has resulted in an advance at
some places of four or five miles, ac
cording to the Standard's correspond
ent. Many villages' and prisoners have
LOXDON, Oct, 8. The British and
Americans have advanced to a depth
of about three miles along a 20-mile
front in their great attack between St.
Quentin and Cambrai today. Field
Marshal Haig makes this announce
ment in his report from headquarters
The statement reads:
"The Third and Fourth armies at
tacked on a front of about 20 miles
this morning between St. Quentin and
Cambrai and have advanced the whole
of this front to an average depth of
about three miles.
Storm Causes Hardships.
"The night had been stormy, mak
ing the assembly of troops difficult;
the assault was launched in a down
pour of rain. As the attack pro
gressed the weather cleared, favoring
the development of the operations,
which, from the first, were completely
On the extreme right of the Brit
ish attack English divisions have
driven the enemy from the ridge of
high ground southeast of Montbre-'
hain and have captured the hamlet of
"In the right center the 30th Amer
ican Division, comprising troops from
North and South Carolina and Ten
nessee, under command of General
Lewis, captured Brancourt after heavy
fighting. Further to the northeast
they took Premont, completing a suc
cessive advance of over three miles.
in the course of which they cleared
the enemy from a number of farmB
Serain Captured Early.
"On their left English, Scottish and
Irish battalions captured the village
of Serain early in the day. In the
center English and Welsh battalions
broke through the German defense
system known as the Beaurevoir-Mas
nieres line and captured Malincourt.
Obstinate resistance was met from
strong bodies) of the enemy with ma
chine guns at Villers-Outraux. After
hard fighting the Welsh gained pos
session of the village.
"In the left center the New Zea-
landers broke through the Beaurevoir-
Masnieres line and made deep progress
to the east of it. The New Zealand
troops stormed Lesdain early in the
morning and, pressing on, carried
"On the left of the attack we had
hard fighting about Seranvillers and
Niergnies and along the line of the
Esnes-Cambrai road. In this sector
the enemy counter-attacked strongly,
using tanks to support his infantry.
Counter Attack Is Blocked.
"After pressing us back a short dis
tance the counter attack was stopped,
the enemy tanks being out of action.
We regained possession of Seranvill
ers and Niergnies and resumed our
"North of the Scarpe we have cap
tured a German trench system known
as the Fresnes-Bouvroy line, from the
Scarpe beyond Oppy, and have taken
Fresnes-Les-Montauban and Neuvire
uil. "A thousand prisoners and many
guns have been captured in these suc
cessful operations. Progress contin
ues to be made along the whole front.
LONDON, Oct. 8. On the right of
the new Anglo-American advance in
the St. Quentin sector, Essigny and