"fo. DAILY EDITION Vol VII'., V. II. GRAVM PAM8, JONfcl'HIXK COtUTt, OltKOO.V, Till lllt A V. DM MlllKII fl. IOIT. U IIOI.K M MHKU U4. 1 s t V ARMISTIC ALONG RUSSIAN F Russians Meet in Parley With Teutons and While De mands are Not Ail Granted Hostilities Will Cease For Period to Permit Further Consultations liiirllli. Hc. II. A auspctihloii of "The enemy delegates submitted hoMllliic ner tliti whole of lln Una-, project for ait armistice from tbe Ian front fur ten dm beginning at llalilc to the lllack sea, which,, In iiDon Friday, hit been arran Kl , : view of I heir evasive rnpllu lit the ' j Ruaalan proposal, the Russian dele- tiomlon, lr. 0. The feellnM here mil en atilimltled to the Kussiun mill U that the Hermans will make little tary expert. headway with the effort toward a. separate pen. e wit It the llolshek Ikl. Many of the Russian demand are i I'ltlmately 2H" duya were agreed upon aueh that the flermnna .'annul grant which may ho automata ally prolnng theiu. 'ed. The Itiisslnn requested that the A Russian rominunlcatlon dealing net meeting he on HuhkIhii territory wtlh the armistice negotiation, re- after a lapse of seven day " reived here hjr windc, a.va: , "The enemy delegate replied! Vienna, l'c. 0. The following evasively to the two Initial Russian official statement ha been Mailed proposal, hut protnlited to consult , from the iienerul headquarter: their government ronrei nt;i!i them . ' .'The commander-in-chief of the The RiirsIiiu proposed aa (he prln-' It iixhIii n-Knu inn n t u n troop hgtween rlpul points of an Hi mlatlre that the the Dniester and the llliirk sea yea enemy should not undertake to aend ' terilay apiiroarhed Archduke Joseph force from the Russian front to 'and Field Marshal von Mnckensen front of RiiHrila'a allien: also that j with a propoaal for Intruiliii'lnic ne th Herman detachment he wlth-j gotlntlnn toward an armistice. Army drawn from the Island of Moon j lender answered In the nfftrniutlve sound The (Icrtnim delegate n-.and deputation will proceed with fnaed thee proposal, I tieiice neitotlullona." UK VTTI.K MK.VT I'At KHHM (. (it T tN STItlhl-: Heattlii, Dec. It,-. -I'lilon ennilout; ,.t ihp,.o i, .a,. t ,.,...L I,,,, i. ........ yum ' " out on Mrlke here today for a recoit - nltlon of their union and u unlfnrm worktnpr lontriu't. Set en ..hundred men are nut. I WiMhiDKtnn, Dee, li - 1'pon tlm exel of I'realil. nl Wilaon' recorunieniln-! hot: to . oiikTri'ri that t liTitin n 'm iillv-Austrlu-lliinuary, alxo i ciuit-liicn-.l an enemy country, leuular army re citntitiK rc.ii hud the blithest point kilicfl the I 'lilted State entered the world's war. Figures given Tut'sdny uftei'tinou show tliul 2,!3 1 recruits wen) iiiTcpii'd Mnniliiy, North Pukotit foninli'tlnn Its.quotu with a total of l.lli!. DIHrlula have nn cxjilituiitlon fur the recent boom In recruit lim other than the steadily growing war Hiilrlt of the country at lurjie. Kl.lll l.H TAUK CITY I'A NH- IS KFSI'I.T Peking. Dec. S.--I(elwht have tak en the city of ChniiHking. A state of panic exislH there. Japanese marines have landed to protect foreigners. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dec. 6. ; In ninny districts on thejDutch Orninn borderline, thero la a steady outflow every morning of Dutch workmen, women and girls across the Ti on tier. They go for the day to work at high wages In German factories Just over on the Herman side. In the evening, a return tide set In of hungry crowds, for the Dutch fBdory hnnds find eager pur ii shots for the contents of their din ner palls, Dnaplte ciuerul watching by tho Dutch frontier guards and police matrons, attempt at smuggling con stantly occur. Five hundred por tions were convicted of smuggling at the frontier town of Heerenberg In three weeks, GEO "A fortnight was first proponed. armltlre. 1 for Ilia duration of the SAVIXtl WAHTK UMiM Alt t'AMI'H I'UOI ITAI1I.K lindon. Di" li. t'tlli.atlon of id. i.,.,.,i,,,.i. ,.f r..,i..n. .A.i a.ifi V-l-""""- 1 throughout army ramp haa become a hlu Vo-lni u and hn effected iroflt 'f clime on five million dol lar a year. SLIGHT GAIN IN LIS! : , OF MOAT London, Mc. Submarine or W'c responsible for the sink- Ing last week of 10 llritlsh merchant ships of more than l.fioo tun each, n compared with 14 t lit. previous week. Only one vessel under I, BOO tons wus sent to the bottom, how ever, us compared wh seven the preceding week. PREPARE FOR DRIVE London. Dec. tt. The- Hrillsh nd vaiiied slightly southwest of I. a Vncnuerle on the Cainbrai front this morning. Tuesday night the llrltlidi with drew to the southwest of Noyolles. Snr Lesrnut and Unuiion Wood. The withdrawal was accomplished ' with out the tieiinans appearing to be aware of It until late Wednesday af ternoon. There Is no Indication that (ien-l)ast eral von dor Marwit' great offensive j has been nliiindoned mid presence of ninny further fresh ' Infantry dlvl-! shuts In the Cumbrnl iirens show that the onemy has not lostj hope of Inflicting n sharp defent. oaj the nritlHh. Tho llritlsh line Is now very strongly held and can with stand any sledgehammer pressure and the anxlnty the natural effect of the Drat two days onslaught has been followed by a feeling of cheer fulness and complete confidence. roim,.XI) PKOI'LK DOXATK PIKfit) MiASSKS TO NAVY Portland, Doe. ,-WIthln the past 10 days more than "5 field glosses fiA telescopos have been ilonnt.ed to the United States nnvy through the recruiting office of the nnvy hero anil are on their way to Assistant Seerc-jbut tary Of the Navy Franklin D. itoose-i vehV who will distribute them to vea-, sets most In need of potlcnl Itmtni-' ments. TEUTONS T AST ITALY liltKIHl AHAt I.T MIIIK WITH IHMSK COMMIT! hi) HAH ItL IHYlMIONK llJtOK.MT HtO.M HHtTKU FAYOIUItl.Y MKAH IllKSIW .IM-:m I AHkHU IIV WIIAOS IM GIVE M SLIGHTLY Fir tlie lMt Part (m-iiiimiim Are lie! pnlx'il With liiiiiicnae Fighting lel riitioiis Koine, Vt-r. G. (I-ate dispatch) After fighting all day, the Italian withdrew their line from the lopea aouth of Mont Ctelgoiiilerto t'0f the nation armed forre aitalnat Koxa Hiur. Italian lleadiiiartnr, lic. The enemy' attack on the AhIiuu pla teau, one of the tuoxt furlou In the war, ha heen ropnlaed with liiinienxe Iohw to the (ierinan and with the defendlna line loon In it only a few outpoHt and forward trenche a follow: around Mont? Tondereiar. j "Whereaa, the Imperial and royal Kreah Cerman and Auatrlan dlvl-' Aiinlro-Hiiniiarlan Koaernment haa alon have been brought from the aevered diplomatic relitlon with the ItiiHHtun and French line and more j government .of the 1'nlted Rtnte. are continually arriving In Italy. 'and ha committed acts of war jMalnat the Kovernntent and th peo- llerlln. hee. .Kleven tho.iaand ' "' of ,h8 '" "f Amarlit, Itallana have ln captured In a rcian,on wI,,lh r" lu 'Ih'nce to newed offensive lift northern Italvv"1" "oI,,'r of "Men aubmarln The trnnK poHlilon, In the Meletta ! ar,8,e optd by Ita ally, the lm- ! reulon have been taken ami are held . - by Teutonic force who alao raptured ,;over no (una. , ,- ,. Italian Headquarter. Per. T,,fl ' ""iilted with an Intenae artillery fire liquid ga and In In- fnntry wave morning. ahout Asia no this ! AGAIN RAID 10MN: London, Dec. 6. Seven were kill ed and 20 Injured In the raid. About half of these were in lxndon. . Umdou, Dec. 6. About i'5 air plane raided Kngland last night. Six of them reached Ixindon of whom two were brought down, and their crews of three men each were made prisoners. Ilomhs from the planes Blurted a few fires which were easily put tin- tier control. It Is believed the cas ualties were light. San Francisco, Dec. 6. A trespas ser killed two members of crew of the Southern Vaclfic train "Califor nia Express" and Injured several pas senger slightly, when the two en gines drawing the train turned over between Sisson and Upton today. The cause of the derailment is I unknown. The train left Portland night, E 10 Amsterdam, uec. . AUtomoouei nRoribed "Welcome Home" spans works in Germany are preparing for i the gtreet opi)09lte the homecoming expansion ou an enormous scale forn,rog house. . the production of aircraft. One of: ,. . " the foremost factories has Just voted to In. lease its cupltal from $11,000, 11(10 to S,()0O.OIMI. Special facili ties have been grunted by the Clor nuin government for the flotation of the new shares. A circular Issued by tho conipany says: "We entered the war with large reserves for extension purposes this has been used tip large demands of the war. no longer speak of 'expanding' our works, but must use the term jtlplylng' theru," QUICK WORK AUSTRIA WAR RESOLUTION ; WILL BE 10PTE0 TOMORROW stte of War Hold in taint With Aus- trla. Turkey and HulgitriM Are X Mentioned ft Conforming to the president's rec- 'ommrndatlon. the resolution, which ' aulhorUe and dlrm la nnplo ment Anatrla and pledgee tbt country' r anurre to victory, applle to Auatrla nlone. Oerniany'a other alllea Turkey and Riilxarta are not mentioned. Aa preferted by the houae commit tee and ordered reported without a riltutentlnff vote, the resolution read leriai uprninn Rovernment, witn . . 0...- - i l. , " n , n ... ,acnve anp port ana aia on Dotn.iand jnnd aea. in prosecution of war I nt the aovernment and the neo- of ,h. rnltp(1 gutM of AniPrloai therefore, be It, "Resolved, by the senate and i house of representatives of the 1'nlt ed States of America, In congress ns- Iseuibled. that a state of war be, and 1 1 heieby. declared to exist and to have existed since nool of the Fifth day of December, 191", between the ed States of America and the periul and royal Auatro-llungarlan go eminent; and that the president be, and hereby Is, authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the t'nlted Stales and the resources of the koV' orntiitnit to carry on war aualnst the Imperial and royal Austro-Hungar Inn government, and to bring the conflict to a successful .termination, all the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the congress of the Vnlted States." III rjvr Cadlff, Wales, Dec. 6. A appro priate way of welcoming the men who return on leave from the front ban been adopted by South Wales towns and villages. The news that a soldier from that neighborhood is on his way home Is a signal for the whole, town, from the main streets to the most dingy street In the dis trict of'coal-mlnlng villages, to blos som Into a gorgeous display of flags and bunting, tamp posts are trans formed Into Venetian masts, the flags of all the allies flutter from cottage windows, and a great banner ALLIES OE GERMANY IY Washington, Dec. 6. The House by the foreign affairs committee has report We can ed unanimously on the Austrian war j declaration resolution. It will be 'mul-itnken up by the house tomorrow and will probably be passed before night. DEATH: RUIN WROUGHT BY HALIFAX EXPLOSION Sixty Percent of Nova Scotia Capital Laid Waste a:J Thousand Dead From Munition Ship acd Montreal, Dec. (. Direct telegra phic advice from Hallfai aay that the exploaion waa on a French mu nition hip, not American ai at Oral reported. She waa rammed by a Nor wegian boat carrying foodatuffi, dur ing atorm. The dead are estimated at 1,200 by offleiala of the telegraph company although It i explained that the In formation la unofficial. Sixty per cent of Hallfai I In ruin. St. John, Pec. 6. Nearly half of the north end of Halifax haa been dewtroyed. A great flr I atlll ras ing. The dead are lying thick In the atreet. all hospital being filled to overflowing. Many of the Injured are compelled to walk the afreet untreated. Truro, Novla Scolla, Dec. . Re port reaching here state that It I probable that several score lost their Uvea w hen the raft way station at Halifax collapsed. Twenty-five rail way worker were killed on the tracks near Richmond. The number of dead from the explosion I de clared to be 200. It also states that the steamer which rammed the mu nition ship was a Red Cross boat. The explosion destroyed, the Insu lations In telegraph stations and ONLY HALF ENOUGH SPRUCE BEING CUT Portland. Dec. . Colonel Brlce P. Disque. in charge or the govern ment's effort to secure spruce and fir timber for aeroplane construc tion, has issued nn emergency appeal to loggers and lumbermen of the northwest In which he says: "The government is not getting i0 per cent of the airplane stock re quired: It is understood that cli matic conditions will naturally cur tail production during December and January. - "Knowing the situation here and having in mind the critical condition of our. war program for 1918. in soj far as it relates to aircraft, I feel I Justified In asking all logging camps to confine operations through the holiday period closing down only December 24. 25 and 26. "There are some 20,0no loggers nt ttfirV In Wnshlncrtnn or,,) 7 and every day is vital to our mutual national welfare at this time. Y Washington, Dec. 6. The status of several thousands of Poles, Hun garians. Bohemians and others aw ing allegiance to Austria-Hungary who are serving in the American military forces, furnished an embar rassing complication to the prepara tions of the United States for a dec laration of war with tho dual em pire. The problem is being discussed by Secretary Lansing and Secretary Baker and congressional' leaders, with a view to legislative action. SANTA MONICA YOTKA . N OVT A Mi HKK SAMKNS Santa Monica, Cal., Dec. 6. Santa Monica's eight saloons and three wholesale houses will close their doors December SI. Complete re- turns give tho d.rys 6.2S1. wets 1.405. Explosion I Rammed Fife Which Followed telephone nation for a distance of 10 miles. Report are coming la very slowly. Halifax, (via cable). Dee. . Hundreda of persons were killed and thousands of others were Injured, with half the city of Halifax In rnina, as a result of the explosion of a mu nition ship in the harbor this morn ing. The property lose will reach the millions. The whole north end of the city Is In flames. Amhearst, Dec. J. The report reiihes hare that an American mu nition steamer was moving oat from Its pier and was rammed broadside by snotber vessel. The two ship were destroyed and their crews killed. The concussion caused the roof of the railway station to col laps, damaging a string of ware houses. Fire started. Messages were rush ed to nearby towns for fire engines, doctors, nurses and supplies. These towns promptly responded and are rendering such aid as they can. Much food Is believed to have been destroy ed. The force of the explosion blew frelKht cars from the tracks for a distance of two miles. It Is believed that It wlll.be days before telegra phic communication wilt he folly re stored. STENOGRAPHER HAS A Miss Elsa Cebers had a narrow escape from death yesterday when she fell from the upper floor of the Albert building through the glass skylight and down to the floor of the Spa confectionary. The accident occurred about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon , when. .Miss tlebers, who is stenographer for Blanchard & Dlanchard, went into an ante room near the office, and the lock of the door failed to release, leaving her a prisoner. In trying to get out she climbed from the win dow that is some six or seven feet above the skylight with the inten tion of going through another win dow into the hall of the building, evidently thinking that the glass skylight, which was covered with dust, was a floor, she started to walk across it and crashed through, fall ing 20 feet into the confectionary store, bringing a shower of glass with her. The heavy wire glass broke the fall to a considerable extent and the fact that Miss Gebers fainted when the glass gave way probably saved her life. . She Is badlv hmtwH cut but no bones are broken and there are no Internal Injuries, as far as can be determined. She was taken to the home of her brother. Frits Obers. at 511 South Fifth street, where she is resting as easily aa could be expected under the circumstances. ' ' E L Washington, Dec. 6. An Informal understanding for a vote In the house on nation-wide woman suf frage ' and nation-wide prohibition constitutional amendment bills on December 19 and 20, respectively, was reached today between house leaders.