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TIIE SUNDAY OKEGOVIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 27, 1918.
FLOCK OF RUMORS
Great Events in War-Torn Old
TURKS TO SURRENDER SOON
Austrian Emperor Reported About
to Leave Country Preparatory
to Abdicating Throne.
WASHINGTON. Oct. IS. There la no
official Information here to confirm
any of tha various Interesting- rumors
coming- out of European countries re
garding- developments In Auslria-ttun-gary
An offer of surrender from Constan
tinople has been expected momentarily
for days, but no notice of a new pro
posal had been received at the Slate
Likewise the department heard only
through press dispatches of reports
that Vienna newspapers were publish
ing announcements of preparation for
Austrian demobilization and rumors
that Emperor Charles was leaving; the
country preparatory to abdication.
LONDON. Oct. 16. The Turkish Min
ister to Switzerland has handed the
British and French Ministers to that
country an offer of peace virtually
amounting to surrender, according to a
dispatch to the Daily Mail.
Ing Frank Davey. bookkeeper at the
State Penitentiary, with circulating- a
petition last Summer while Warden
Murphy was away for the purpose of
discrediting Murphy with the Governor
apparently was manufactured solely
for political purposes, according- to
statements of officials here.
Davey declares the story relative to
the circulation of the alleged petition
a - falsehood, while Governor withy
come says that no such petition ever
reached him, regardless of the fact
that the petition was said to be in
tended for presentation to him.
Officials say the Journal has started
the manufacture of pure fabrications
In an eleventh-hour effort to discredit
the administration and declare that
dozens of assertions made in that paper
relative to the penitentiary recently
are entirely without foundation In fact.
KBEG1 TO CRACK
UfifDER FOCH'S BLOWS
Pier nut be mm
REPRISALS OX GERMANY FOR
SO'K SHIPS PROPOSED.
Advance Toward Great Trunk
. Line of Huns Foreseen.
YANKS FIGHT HUGE FORCE
Germans Pour in 30 Divisions and
More Opposite Franco-Americans
"ort Invest of Verdun.
Chamber of Shipping Council of
Great Britain Declares Enemy
Vessels Should Be Taken Over.
PARIS. Oct. 26. Colonel E. M. House,
who has arrived in Paris on a confi
dential mission for President Wilson,
today made a statement to the Asso
Colonel Honac Optimistic.
The statement follows:
"It la with the keenest pleasure that
I find myself again in France. Upon
my last visit, some 11 months ago, the
allied fortunes, it seemed, had struck
their lowest levels. Those memorable
days, when we counseled together and
formulated plans looking toward mili
tary and naval unity and the co-ordination
of war economics and industries,
can never be forgotten.
"From that hour the clouds began to
lift, and we could see, dimly at first,
the stars of hope and victory which, to
day are shining- with such a steady
Difficult Problems In Sight.
"We are now confronted with diffi
cult and more complex problems
problems which I feel confident will be
met with high courage and with the
wisdom which comes from lofty motives."
Colonel House said that his trip had
no relation to an armistice, and that
he bad not received from President
Wilson and the American Government
special powers to negotiate on this
question. As regards future negota-
tions which might arise. Colonel House
declined to talk.
PARIS, Oct. 2. The newspapers re
gard the arrival of Colonel Edward M.
House as of great Importance to the
belligerent powers associated with the
United States as a step toward the at
taining of political unity which is con
sidered to be equally as Important as
"The only positive declaration Inter
viewers were able to obtain from him,"
says La Liberie, "was that he arrives as
the official representative of the
United States and the President.
"It is no longer a question of private
mission but an official representation
accredited to the European allies. This
Is important. Henceforth the United
States will be represented at tha Inter
allied council of Versailles in complete
fashion no longer for military affairs
LONDON. Oct. 26. Arriving In ton
don from Washington today. Sir Will
iam Wiseman, who has been acting at
vtasnington as liaison officer between
the British War Cabinet and the United
States Government, immediately went
into conference with Lord Reading and
members of the cabinet. Within a few
days he will proceed to Paris to Join
Colonel House, now on a special mis
sion irom the united States.
It has been learned that the day prior
to sailing toir miiiam had a long con
fcrence with President Wilson. On the
occasion of Colonel House's previous
visit to curope about a year ago. Sir
William was one of his closest advisers
and he was very clone to Colonel House
while in the United States.
CLARKE FARAB0VE QUOTA
Spruce Squadrons Subscribe $150,
000 to Liberty Loan.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Oct. 26. (Spe
cial.) Final figures In the fourth lib
erty loan campaign were totaled today
and show that Vancouver and Clarke
County subscribed almost $l.u00.0uu.
Vancouver subscribed $746,000, with
a quota of 1429.000; Brush Prairie. $13.
10'j; Camas, $79. 200; La Center, $24,700;
Ridgefield. $32,390; Washougal. $41,000.
and Yacolt. $39,300.
There were 7214 subscribers in the
county. The county's quota was $662,000.
The spruce squadrons here subscribed
about $150,000. The state of Wash
ington subscribed $1,000,000.
JOURNAL ARTICLE DECRIED
Penitentiary official Declares Pe
tition Story False.
SALEM. Or.. Oct. 26. (Special.) An
article in the Portland Journal chars-
For Housefurnishings Dept.
(Kitchen Utensils. Etc.)
In Department Store
Man or Woman
One at present employed as
assistant, or one with prac
tical experience and the abil
ity to develop.
Excellent opportunity for
the proper party.
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LONDON. Oct. 26. German ships
should not be set free after the war "to
extend their share of the world's carry
ng trade and so profit by the losses
which their government by means
mainly piratical has inflicted upon the
ships of the allies."
This plan is urged upon the British
government in a resolution adopted by
the Chamber of Shipping- Council of
The council points out that heavy
losses have been suffered by shipping
companies at the hands of the Ger
mans. Half of Germany's shipping is
declared to be in neutral or other ports
and Germany may have added to it by
construction or purchase during the
The allied countries, the council says,
will find themselves short of ships for
some time after the war and declares
that while Germany cannot make resti
tution of all shipping sunk, there is no
reason why she should not make rest!
tution in kind to an extent to which
she is able. Each country should dis
pose of the tonnage among its sub
jects for cash.
One British company at the begin
ning ot the war had 10 passenger
steamers. me have been sunk by the
Germans and the other captured. The
council declares it is inconceivable that
so long as there is an enemy ship in
existence. Germany should be allowed
to have that ship while the steamship
company that has lost its 10 boats is
unable to resume its old trade.
German submarine activity reached
such a low state this week as to be
come almost negligible as a war
measure, notwithstanding that many
more U-boats are lurking in the At
lantic and the Mediterranean. The Brit
ish admiralty looks on this situation
as part of the German peace offensive.
it Is believed at the admiralty that If
Germany elects to fight to the, end of
her resources her greatest submarine
effort may be expected lata in De
cember and In January.
COOS CAUCUS CALLED OFF
North Bend Candidates Will Be
Nominated by Petition.
NORTH BEND. Or., Oct. 26 (Spe
cial.) As a result of the rigid enforce
ment of quarantine regulations in this
city, the caucus scheduled for last
evening to nominate candidates for
city oinces was called off. As a re
sult, nomination of candidates .is being
made by petition today.
Petitions nominating the following
men are being- circulated: Mayor, H. C.
Kern; City Clerk. C. E. Maybee; Citv
Treasurer. J. H. Greves: members of
the Council. F. W. Wood. Robert Banks,
James Thomas, Charles Cavanaugh,
Dr. W. J. Phillips and J. A. Smith.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26. The Ger
man defense lines on the most vital-!
sector in France the Argonne-Meuse
front are beginning: to crack under
the strain of steady pressure by French
and American troops. An early break
ing; of the German resistance and the
advance of the French and American
armies on a wide front toward the
great trunk railway, which is the im
mediate objective of allied operations,
is predicted by many officers here.
Official statements indicating that
new German divisions are being poured
into this sector clearly show the
anxiety of the German high command
over the situation. General March,
commenting today on the military sit
uation, brought out very clearly the
efforts the enemy is making to meet
the American advance.
Foe Pours In Troops.
"In front of our own troops in the
Argonne," he said, "a very large mass
of German troops has been concentrat
ed since it is imperative for the enemy
to protect the railroad line which runs
from Mezieres to Metz."
General March pointed out that the
front held between the Oise- and the
Meuse by the allies roughly parallels
this great railway system throughout
its length and "threatens it at- all
From other sources it was learned to
day that more than 30 German divisions
have been identified in the narrow, sec
tor immediately northwest of Verdun
where American and French forces con
tinue to work their way slowly for
ward. The- French have obtained a flank
ing position on the east bank of the
Aisne River In the western outskirts of
the forest of Argonne, while to the
east of the Meuse the operations of
American troops indicate that the line
is being extended and straightened in
preparation for a wide assault. There
is good reason to believe that some
part of the second American Army is
holding this eastern extension of the
Troop Concentration Heavy.
At no other point on the whole west
ern front, with the exception of the
center arch of the line from the Serre
to the region of Valenciennes, are the
German forces massed in strength com
parable to that being employed on the
General March announced today that
the Fortieth Division, composed of Cal
ifornia, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and
Colorado troops, had not participated
In recent actions, but comprises a de
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Power Consumed in 24 States Is
Curtailed 10 Per Cent.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 26. Operation of
the "skip-stop" system by streetcar
companies in 24 states for .six months
saved coal or its power equivalent at
the rate of 687.122 tons annually.
It is estimated that the saving In
terms of power amounted to 10 per
Normal School Committee Named.
MONMOUTH. Or.. Oct. 26. (Special.)
The united war work campaign com
mittee tor the Oregon Normal School
has been organized and the campaign
n'lil be opened soon. The committee
Is J. B. V. Butler, campaign manager:
RECALL MOVEMENT FAILS
The wise man gets his clothes now.
Through our profit-sharing policy with our
customers we will give you, right now,
splendid Wool Suits and Overcoats at $20
that would be good value at $25 and $30.
Of course, when these garments on hand
are gone you will have to pay a great deal
more for clothes not so good.
For $30 we show you fine all-wool,
splendidly tailored Chesterfield Clothes,
worth on the present market value $40
For $40 we show you the very finest
Suits and Overcoats that are worth $50 to
$60 on present market values.
These garments were all bought before
the: big advances in price, and we give our
patrons the benefit of our good purchase.
COMPARE COMPARE COMPARE
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MARSHFIELD PETITIONERS RE
MOVE NAMES FROM LIST.
Cancellation of 150 Signatnres After
Paper Is Filed Precludes Sub
mission to the People.
MARSHFIELD. Or.. Oct. 26. (Spe
cial.) County Clerk 1 W. Oddy today
announced that the question of the
recall of County Commissioner Archie
Philip, which has been before the coun
ty officials for the past two weeks,
would not be on the ballot for the
When the petitions for recall were
circulated it was proposed by the pro
moters to recall all Commissioners and
Judge Watson. At the filing, only the
name of Mr. Philip was submitted for
recall. The action today was said to
be due to the cancellation of 160 sig
natures, names of people who resented
the methods used in securing signa
tures. The petitions as first filed were de-
clared Incompleted by District Attorney
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Mashed or Baked Potatoes.
Bread and Butter.
Pie, Pudding or Ice Cream.
Tea. Coffee, Milk.
Vegetable dinner, 35c
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John F. Hall, owing- to the fact only
two had been sworn to as required by
law. This defect was made good and
the filing was again made. The next
move was the cancellation of ISO names
which definitely disposed of the move
ment. A report coming- from the Courthouse
late this evening said 50 additional
names had been submitted and the sit
uation might again be changed.
To aid a carver, a Denver man has
invented a clamp which holds a roast
of meat firmly and permits it to be
turned over easily. .
Suits and Over
those sold by
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Suits and Over
those sold by
for $35 and $40
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those sold by
for $45 to $50
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service to the Government and
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