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VOL. XXXVII XO. 44.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1018.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ALLIES STAB HARD
1HI0 EtIEMY L1HES
Pursuit of Routed Aus
trian Grows Apace.
TRIESTE TO BE OCCUPIED
Warships Bound for City and
"Pola Is Raided; Italians
Drive Toward Trent.
ARMISTICE TERMS ARE GIVEN
Capture of 80,000 of Enemy
is Reported and Retreat of
Others Is Blocked.
f (By the Associated Press.)
Over the plains of Venetia and into
the mountain valleys of the Trentino
the Italian and allied pursuit of the
demoralized Austro-Hungarians goes
on unabated. In France the German
defenses are shaking under the as
saults of the British, French and
Americans. West of the Meuse the
enemy is retiring before the Ameri
cans. Austrian emissaries have received
the armistice terms of the allies and
have returned to their own lines,
where the Austrian command has them
under consideration. Meanwhile an
Italian naval contingent has raided the
great base of Pola, while allied war
ships are on their way to Trieste to
take command of a situation made
serious by fleeing Austrian soldiers.
The allied ministers and delegates con
tinue their deliberations of German
Austrian Frontier Passed.
From west of Asiago to the Piave
the Italians are pressing into the im
portant valleys leading to Trent and
are well beyond the old "Austrian fron
tier northeast of Asiago. 'West of the
Brenta tta Italians have forced their
way into the' Nos Valley leading to
ward Grigno, while farther east they
have penetrated into the important
Sugana valley, the main pathway of
the Austrians retreating from the
Italian mountain zone.
In the Belluno area the Italians
have crossed the Piave near Busche,
and northeast of Belluno are pushing
up the Cordevole valley toward Longa
rone. Italians Near Tagliamento.
On the Venetian plains Italian cav
alry has crossed the Cellino-Meduna
Kiver, six miles east of the Taglia
mento, and are racing to reach the
crossings of that river. In their ad
vance the cavalry overcame strong
Austrian resistance in the region of
Pordeno and northward. Farther
south the third army continues its
pressure on the front immediately
north of the Adriatic More than
80,000 Austrian prisoners and more
than 1600 guns already have been
Marshal Foch continues to smash the
German defenses on Vital sectors of
the western front. On the north, Valen-
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7 OR 8-CENT FARE ON
CARS SEEMS CERTAIN
WAR LABOR BOARD'S FIXDIXGS
ARK RESPONSIBLE. .
Increase in. Streetcar Fare Will Add
Nearly 12 Per Cent to Payroll
of Portland Concern. '
That Portland will have a 7 or 8
cent fare for rides on streetcars seems
a certainty In the light of the positive
statement In findings of the National
War Labor Board. No application has
yet been made to the Public Service
Commission of Oregon for an order to
make such advance of fares, but there
is a large amount of detail in working
out the payroll, figures to determine
the effect of the new schedule.
- It will Increase the payroll of the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany for street railway operation by
more than 11 1-9 per cent. Possibly the
total increase in cost of man-power
will exceed 12 per cent, but It is Im
possible to state the exact figure until
exhaustive tables have been worked
out to determine the modifications of
the wage schedule in all branches of
service. Every man who was receiv
ing less than 44 cents an hour for work
will receive that amount. Laborers
were receiving 37 cents an hour under
the scale In effect from October 1, 1917,
to July 1, 1918, and under the schedule
adopted by the labor board the rate Is
raised to 44 cents an hour.
Franklin T. Griffith, president of the
company, declined to discuss the prob
able increase in fare that will be asked
for in accordance with the financial
recommendation of the War Labor
The award Is made effective as of
July 1, 19 IS, to continue for the dura
tion of the war. Either party may re
open the case before the War Labof
Board at periods of six months' In
terval, begining April 1, 1919, for such
adjustments as changed conditions may
VODKA SALE TO RESUME
Omsk Government Intends to Main
tain Business as Monopoly.
VLADIVOSTOK. Friday. Nov. 1. (By
the Associated Press.) The official
All-Russian Telegraph Agency an
nounced today that the Omsk govern
ment intends soon to resume the sale
of vodka as a government monopoly.
The Minister of Supplies saya the 1,
714,000 bushels of grain necessary for
the annual operation of the Russian
distilleries can be spared without caus
ing a serious food shortage.
EMPEROR ASKS INSURANCE
Norwegian Companies Refuse to
Take Royal Austrian Risk.
STOCKHOLM. Oct. 22. (Correspond
ence of the Associated Press.) Accord
ing to the Norwegian newspaper Far
mand, an Austrian life insurance com
pany recently asked various Norwegian
companies whether they were willing
to rewrite a portion of a large insur
ance policy on the life of the Austrian
None of the Norwegian companies
was willing to accept the risk.
SOLDIERS GEJ TOMATOES
45 Per Cent of Entire Output of
Canneries Go to Army and Navy.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. Forty-five
per cent of the entire output of canned
tomatoes in the United States will be
taken by the Army, Navy and Marine
The total pack for the season is es
timated at 18,500,000 to 20,000,000 cases
of two dozen cans to the case.
WET WEATHER IS FORECAST
Rain Tuesday, Wednesday and Sat
urday Is Prediction.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Sunday, issued by the Weather Bureau
Pacific states Rain Tuesday or
Wednesday and probably Saturday, ex
cept fair in Southern California. Sea
YANKS PUT FOE ON
MEUSE TO FLIGHT
Teuton Strongholds Torn
Apart by U.S. Drive.
FOUR-MILE ADVANCE IS MADE
Over 60 Cannon, Hundreds of
Machine Guns Taken.
HUNS COLLAPSE SUDDENLY
Americans 3atter Forward at Key
Point of Front and French Also
Push Lines Far Forward.
WITH THE AMERICAN S NORTH
WEST OF VERDC.V, Nov. 2. (By the
Associated Press, 8 P. M.) More than
60 cannon, scores of 77s. dozens of 160s,
numerous howitzers of various calibers
and hundreds of machine guns were
captured by the Americans during the
advance of Friday and Saturday. Vast
quantities of ammunition and war ma
terial of all kinds fell into their bands.
WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES
NORTHWEST OF VERDUN. Nov. 2.
(By the Associated Press, 7 P. M.)
General Pershing's forces continued
their attack in the region west of the
Meuse this afternoon, capturing Fosse.
This represents an advance of four
miles from the starting lines through
Retreat Starts Suddenly.
The Germans gave little if any indi
cation of an impending retreat until
this afternoon. All morning long the
Americans on every part of the line
had met with stubborn resistance.
The German forces are giving way
before the pressure directed against
them by the Americans. The Germans
tonight are in retreat beyond the Freya
. The Germans have retired so rapidly
at some points that the Americans have
experienced difficulty n maintaining
contact with the enemy..
At 5 o'clock i mis evening the Amer
ican advanoe west of the Meuse bad
progressed, to a line north of Bols De
Loges, northward to west of The-
norgues; north- ast -of Buzancy to
Fosse, northeast to Nouart, thence to
Vlllers-Devant-Dun, to one kilometer
north of Doulcon, to the Meuse; thence
following the Meuse.
Yankee Losses' Slight.
The opposition today was especially
determined on the left and right, and
the American center had pushed for
ward considerably farther than had
Though the center had Intended to
continue and to attain its day's objec
tives, it was apparent there would soon
have to be a pause if the troops were
not to be flanked.
Bo certain were the military com
manders that the Germans would not
break that the chief of staff of the
troops in the .center belittled the re
port arriving about 2 o'clock this aft
ernoon that the town of Fosse had
Swift Advance la Made.
One hour later, however," reports
began to come thick and fast. The
first showed that resistance against
the American left had" unaccountably
ceased. Then came reports indicating
that the right wing was moving ahead
at marvelous speed.
The first Intimation that the enemy
was retreating came from the Fourth
French Army, which was advancing to
the east. Within a short time various
American units from all parts of the
line announced that they also were
advancing and were finding the resist
ance, which was so marked all morn
Ing. melting away on the right. Even
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REVTVCiTXiS' WEEKLY PICTORIAL REVIEW fW otttpst a
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
1 The Wemttaer.
TESTER DATS Maximum temperature, 54
derreag; minimum, 44 decrees. j
TODAY'S RaJn; otuheuterly wind.
Allies tab hard into Aostri&a lines. Sec
tion 1. pas 1.
Americans rain on Metis. Section 1, pare 1-
Austrian super-dreadnauirht sunk, by two
Italians. Section X, pars 3.
Huns flee across Argonna forest. Section 1,
Valenciennes captured. Section S. pars 5.
Smashing of Hun allies nears end. Sec
tlon 1, pass 7.
Kaiser's abdication regarded as assured.
bee tlon 1 page a.
Bolshevik, only ally Germany Has left.
Section 1. pace 2.
Vienna situation suggests possible outbreak
oi jBoisneviam, beet ion l. page z.
Austria In throes of red revolution. Sec
tion 1. page 8.
Bolshevism menaces Austria. Section 1.
Austria irts allied terms of armistice. Sec
tion J, page 7.
Allied armistice terms to be tsntamount to
surrender by Germany. Section 1. page 3.
Republican captur of House forecast. Sec
tion 1 page 6.
61x In peril on Coos Bay spit. Section 1.
Prison probe to lay bare mhole truth. Sec
tion 1, page 6.
New library building at O. A. C. to be
opened tomorrow. bee tlon 1, page iu.
Buy month ahead for Multnomah, squad.
bee tlon 2, page J.
Oregon swamps Foundation, 40 to 0. Sec
tion 2. page 1.
Two football games at Vancouver today.
Section 2, page 2.
Ada Schilling stsr In target shooting. Sec
tion 2. page 2.
Camp Lewis All-Stars defeat Aggies. Sec
tion 2. page S.
Six games yet to be played by Camp Lewis
quad. Section 2. page 3.
Commercial suad Marine.
Wool growers and dealers" views differ as
to continuance of federal control, bec
tlon 2, page 13.
Corn sags In Chicago market from lack of
support. Section 2. psge Is.
War eh area react sharply In Wall-street
stock market. Section 2. page 13.
Transfer of dredge Chlrirwk to Atlantic
Coast m 111 be protested. Section 2,
Portland and Vicinity.
Oregon voters silent on eve of election. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
7 or 6-cent carfare seems certain. Section
1. page 1.
Turkish armistice displeases Armenians. Sec
tion 1. page 11.
Henry Albers Indicted by Federal grand
Jury. Section 1, page 11,
Unpatriotic aliens msy be deported- Section
1. page 12.
Bank robbery loss placed at 18,500. Section
1. page V2.
City expert says phone service Is bad. Sec
tlon 1. page 13.
Editor of Porttend paper Indicted for ciiml
nal libel. Section 1. page 14.
Republican victory Indicated In pre-election
forecasts. Section 1, psge 14.
Location of voting precincts In Multnomah
County given. Section 1, page In.
Ore iron Volunteer Guard Colonels hold con
ference. Section 1. page 17.
Xraatic rules to combat inftuensa. Section 1
Portland boys hot on trail of Kaiser. Sec
tion E, page i.
Boy and rirla nt PortUnd "will lead 1
United Mar Work campaign. Section 3.
McArthur predicts Republican House. Sec
tion 1, pegs 10.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
J. page 14.
AIRMEN DELIVER RATIONS
Soldiers Away Ahead of Supply
Wagons Provided For.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. American
aviators now are delivering Red Cross
emergency rations to American soldiers
In the front lines who are pursuing
the enemy at such a rapid pace that
they have outdistanced Army supply
A dispatch today from France to the
American Red Cross said that, by fly
lng low, the aviators are enabled to
drop packages and newspapers at
points where the soldiers are certain to
TAFT PREDICTS SURRENDER
Former President Addresses Student
, Training Corps.
DURHAM, N. H-, Nov. 2 Ex-President
Taf t," in an address to 1000 mem
bers of the Students" Army Training
Corps at New Hampshire College today,
predicted that Germany would surren
der unconditionally in from one to six
He assured the students that even if
they did not go overseas, the moral
effect of their entrance into service
would be felt no less strongly.
VOTERS SILENT ON
EVE OF ELECTION
War Talk Absorbs Usual
WILSON APPEAL NOW FACTOR
Republican Success Seen
PIERCE BOOM 'FALLS FLAT
Democrats Plea to Support Prcsl
dent by Electing Smith and West
Reacts Throughout State.
Voters of Oregon have never watched
the approach of an election with leas
concern than the attitude exhibited to
ward the general election to be held
Tuesday. Had it not been for Mr.
Wilson's appeal that only Democrats
be elected tu Congress, the election
would have gone almost by default.
The President's partisan appeal, how
ever, injected lite to the extent that
it aroused the indignation of Republi
cans, who construed the request as a
reflection on their patriotism and
Two factors are responsible for the
Indifference which has characterized
the public attitude toward politics. One
Is the war, which has engrossed the at
tention of all citizens, and the other
is the prevalence of the Spanish influ
enza, which assumed the proportions of
a serious epidemic during the peak
period of the campaign. '
Campaign la IMeetlaglraa.
The influenza has caused a prohibi
tion of all meetings. Candidates have
been unable to address gatherings of
any sort, and spellbinders have been
silent. "Only the mails and newspapers
have been available for such office
seekers as wished to advise the public
of their aspirations. .
Despite these conditions, however,
there have been a few spots on the
state and county tickets where a little
activity has deloped. If the influ
enza had f,asaea on before the campaign
reached Its close seme of these little af
fairs might have grown into real
There is no reason to believe other
wise than that the entire Republican
ticket will be elected in the state and
In Multnomah County. . A few'assaults
are being made on the ticket in spots
by Democrats, but there Is r.o occasion
for fear, in the opinion of the Republi
can campaign managers.
Portland Voters Are Silent.
In addition to the state and county
election, there will be held a municipal
election Tuesday. Regarding the mu
nicipal campaign it has been as tame
as possible. Probably half the people
in Portland are unaware that they are
expected to elect a City Auditor and
three City Commissioners, two for the
four-year term and one to serve eight
months. The campaign of these can
didates has been submerged ""In the
general war news. Just as in the case
of candidates for county and state of
fices. On both city and state ballots are a
number of measure on which the peo
ple are expected to vote. The measures
which have attracted most attention
are the bond issue for harbor develop
ment and the normal school bill. Ad
vocates of other measures have Strug
gled to bring them to the front with
Light Vote la Predicted. .
An exceptionally light vote Is pre
dicted. If the weather Is bad the vote
will be even lighter than the most
hopeful expect. - At that efforts are
being made by the Republican organl-
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BARGE CARRIED ON
SPIT AT COOS BAY
SIX MEMBERS OF CREW CLIXG
TO WRECKAGE IX SEA.
Wlicn-Mopc for Men Had . AH bat
Been Abandoned Craft Is
Floated lo Ocean.
MARllKIEL-, Or, Xev. 2. pe
els 1.) The tag 11 a .err. from wl-b the
harare Vt'allarnt broke Imm while rnu.
log Into Coos Boy to cwnne the atom,
has taken five men from the harare.
which am. drifted oft the .pit and I.
now la the channel. Six men were orig
inally on hoard, according to observa
tion throngh glaiw. The tng haa gome
to en to remnln nntll mralis, after
annlllng that the men had been taken
off the barge.
MARSHF1ELD. Or, . Not. 2. (Spe
cial.) While the tug Pioneer was at
tempting to enter the harbor here at
1:30 this afternoon, towing the lumber-
laden barge Wallacut. with a crew of
six men, the tow line broke and the
barge was carried on the south spit.
The sea was rough and the barge lost
her mast and cargo. The men on board
clung to the wreckage, while great
seaa poured over them, and for a time
It appeared that all would perish.
The Government Itfesaving crew was
taken to the scene and attempted un
successfully to shoot a line over the
barge, while the dredge Colonel P. S.
Michie and a large number of volun
teers also tried to aid the work of
As darkness fell and when hope for
the men on the Wallacut had been all
but abandoned she floated free and the
Pioneer was enabled to get a line
aboard, with which she towed the en
dangered craft to sea. It was thought
no further attempt would be made to
bring the Wallacut in tonight.
Being 20 yeara old. the Wallacut la
not expected to withstand pounding on
the bar. She was built by Daniel Kern
and associates, of Portland. In 1S9S. f
carry rock to Grays Harbor for the
Columbia Contract Company, which
had a contract for material used In
Jetty work there. In 1J10 the Walla
cut was sold to the Alaska Barge Com
pany at'Tacoma. and of late has been
under lease to the Puget Mill Com
pany In transporting lumber down the
Coast. She has a length of 200 feet,
beam of 44 feet and depth of hold ol
14 feet, and It Is said she will curry
about 1,500.000 feet of lumber. In trans
porting rock she carried 100 tons.
BELGRADE IN SERB HANDS
Commander of Flrc Army Enters
Capital, lxyng In Foe Poeisslon.
PARIS, Nov. 2. The commander of
the First Serbian army has entered
Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, accord
ing to the official French communica
tion tonight concerning operations in
the eaxtern theater. The statement
"Serbian troops have reached the
Danube, between Semendria and Bel
grade. "On November! 1 - .Belgrade, was
reached. The commandant of the First
Serbian army has made a solemn entry
Into the capital. This entry occurred
45 days after the beginning of the of
fensive on the Macedonian front. Ser
bian troops united with the French and
have crossed the Kolubara north of Va
lleve and are marching on Chabatz.
Montenegro. Forces of Jugo-Slavs hart
arrived at Podgoritsa.
BONDS MAY BE EXCHANGED
Period for Conversion of Liberty Is
sues Expires November .
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2. Owners of
first liberty bonds converted and sec
ond liberty bonds bearing 4 per cent
who wish to exchange them for bonds
bearing 4 Si per cent must do so before
next Saturday. November . when the
conversion privilege by law expires.
This can be done without cost at any
bank and the only effect is to give Ihe
bondholders an extra quarter of a per
cent Interest, which amount to 25
cents a year on each $100 bond.
Third loan bonds are not to be con
verted "because they already bear 44
by War Council.
ARMYWOULD FALL FAR BACK
All Military Supplies and Loot
to Be Completely Aban
doned by Teutons.
NAVAL TERMS ARE COMPLETED
German Fleet, Submarines and
Heligoland to Be De
manded by Allies.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2 The su
preme war council at Versailles, it
was learned today through diplomatic
channels, has under consideration the
starting point, in framing terms of an
armistice proposal, that Germany be
required to withdraw her armies, with
out their military supplies or the loot
being carried from France and Bel
gium, to a zone 30 miles to the Ger
man side of the Rhine and that the
entire German navy, including sub
marines and the Heligoland fortress
Big Safeguard Provided.
Frojn a military point of view the
propoixil that the German armies be
disarmed and retired 30 miles beyond
tie F.hine is classed only as tanta
mount to an absolute surrender.
It would not only throw open to the
allied and American armies many
reads to Berlin itself, but with, the
surrender of railwiy rolling stock, de
prive the Germans of means to re
trace their steps or fight if they would,
rt.-on and House in Touch.
President Wilsoi continued today to
keep in close touch with the war coun
cil at Versailles through his personal
representative, Colonel House.
No one in Washington outside of the
inner official circles knows the extent
of Colonel House's powers. They are
believed to be large, but not to the
extent of authorizing conclusion of
any binding agreement for an armis
tice or peace without approval of the
Naval Problem Solved.
Official reports indicate that the su
preme war council at Versailles is still
discussing military phases of armis
tice terms, althoug't the naval prob
lems have been disposed of.
Naval terms of armistice agreed to
yesterday by the supreme war council
are in .substantial accord with the
views on this subject submitted by the
United States Government through
This was learned today, though the
exact nature of terms still are held
under a confidential seal.
Public Will Be Satisfied.
As to the nature-of the naval safe
guards and guarantees to be demanded
of Germany, it is said that the mort
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