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JOSKPHDn OOOWTT, OREGON, SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 8, 1018.
WHOLE NUMBER 2BOS.
No. 40. GRANT PASS,
Hi 1SIM PBISDBEBS IB HI IB 10 1 SIB
GERMAN PEACE if DIE inf S jini ii n M oif BOYAL GW1S JOKY IS
MEANS All BUT KPW'rSkM mmUL BANISHED BY
CAPITjUW "tsSS-r TO ! PffUKtolUfflll.-yy THE GERMANS
NOT RELIEVED THAT SUPREME
COUNCIL'S AILMIHTICH TERMS
WILL HE ACCEPTED '
KAtSERTO QUIT AT PRQPERT1ME
Iloche to Withdraw 80 Milt Hoyond
. Um) Rhine, mid Hurrrndor Flrrt
Washington, Nov. 2 Information
from diplomatic channels aaya the
supreme war council armistice terms
will require tbe .Germans to with
draw 30 miles beyond the Rhine,
surrender liellgolsnd, with the Ger
man fleet, Including the submarines.
The terma are so drsstlo ttntl some
allltary experts doubt If the Ger
mans will accept without further
Psrls, Nov. 2. A Geneva dl
Mich to tbe Temps, saya: "Tbe ab
dication "of Wllhulm II may be con
sidered an accomplished fact. Of f I
clsl publication has been delayed
until tbe opportune .moment."
STATE GAME WARDEN
FOR WILLAMETTE BIIL
rortland. Ore.. Nov. 2. "Selfish
Interests are seeking to kill the Wll
lamette river bill, claiming that It
the bill Is sustained by a vote of the
people the price of food fish will be
higher. This is not true. The bill
U sn economic measure to keep alive
the salmon fUherlos of Oregon. The
Willamette river Is the only stream
which can give adequate salmon egg
supply for our hatcheries. '
"It the voters want to maintain
and build up tbe salmon fishing In
dustry or this state, amounting to
moro than 37,000,000, more than 60
per cent of which waa paid to the
fishermen themselves, they should
vote 306 X Yes.
(Slitnod) "CARL D. SHOEMAKER.
"Btate Game Warden and Act
ing Master Fish Wardon."
London, Nov. 2. Anglo-French
forces in Flanders have reached the
Scheldt river as far north as Eecko,
seven miles southwest . ot Ghent.
Roads this morning were choked
with German traffic. The allies'
guns are turned upon them, reaping
a terrible harvest.
London, Nov. 2. Valenciennes
has boon captured by the. BrltlBh.
The Canadians, under command ot
General Currle, have passed through
the town. The British took the
town of Preseau, after seizing high
. With the Americans Northwest ot
Verdun, Nov. 2. The Germans are
giving away before the American
pressure and are retreating beyond
the Freya positions. The Germans
retired so rapidly that the Americans
experienced difficulty In maintaining
; With the Americans In France,
Nov. 2. The Amorlcan First army
ALLIED GUNNERS SHELL ROADS CHOKED
Copenhagen, Nov. 2. King Borlf,
ot Bulgaria, who ascended the
throne October S, bat abdicated.
Peasant government baa been es
tablished at Tlrnova, under the lead'
ershlp of M. Stambultwsky, who bas
been chief of the peaaanta and Agar-
lant ot Bulgaria for aome time. He
la aald to be In command of the re
publican army of 40,000.
Tbe following casualties are re
ported by the commanding general
of the ' American expeditionary
forces for Saturday:
Wounded severely 66
Wounded, degree undetermined..! 57
Wounded slightly ..... 110
Tbe following casualties are re
ported by the commanding general
of the American expeortionary
forces for todsy:
Killed in action ...... 66
Missing In action 60
Vounded severely .......
Died of wounds 49
Died ot accident
Died ot disease 71
Wounded, degree undetermined 267
Wounded slightly 264
xrt at sea , 1
Died of disease Wesley J
per, Forest Grove.
Died of disease James H. Blake
ley, Marcola, Ore.
Wounded, degree undetermined-
Hamilton F. Corbett, Portland.
Wounded allghtly Charles L
Walker, Hillsboro. ' . .
Total casualties reported to date,
Including the above: x
Killed In action, (Including
395 at aea) 11.07
Died of wounds 4,068
Died of disease 3,646
Died ot accident and other
causes - 1,279
Wounded in action 35,344
Missing In action (Including
prisoners) .. 6,191
continued their offensive movement
today. The Americans are ahead of
their schedule and are advancing
slowly, deBplte heavier resistance,
Paris, Nov. 2. The French at
tacked east of the Alsne In the Vou
zlors hrea was renewed today. Four
teen hundred prisoners were taken
ItltlTIHH UNIONS HAVE
OVKlt 4,000,000 MEMBERS
I-ondon. Nov. 2. England's la
bor organizations now number, near
ly 4,000,000 pei-sons, according to
unofficial figures. The Blackpool
labor parliament In 1917 represented
3.082.000 persons, and since that
meeting was held two large organ
Izations the Amalgamated Society
ot Engineers, with 280,000 m,em
bers, and the Workers' Union, with
200,000 have affiliated with
Many smaller organizations and In
creases in unions already connected
with It have raised the total to.ap
proximately 4,000,000, It Is estlmat
Say Tfcat Indulgence at Present Time With Aaslriass,
y?Tbo Have Fought fik Utmost Barbarity, IrYocId be
Rome, Nov. 2. Eighty, thousand
prisoner! and. 1,600 guna have teen
captured by tbe alllea.
Washington, Nov. 2. On Intima
tion of tbe drastic nature of the ar
mistice terms submitted by General
Dlas to tbe Austrlans Is given In a
Rome dispatch, which says: i
"Tbe Italian victory la hourly as
suming such vast proportions that
any kind of Indulgence toward the
enemy which, up to tbe last minute
his dominion, bas Insulted our
brethren, devastated our lands and
fought with utmost barbarity would
be a crime. Conditions of an armis
tice are Inspired by principles ot
President Wilson, namely, to render
impossible for the enemy to recom
mence war, and prevent him from
profiting by an armistice to with
draw from a difficult military posi
tion." . ..
Italian Headquarters, Nov. 2.
Udlne, the Italian headquarters In
the Izonzo offensive, is in sight of
the advancing Italian armies.
Basel, Nov. 2. The committee of
public safety in Trieste is alarmed
by tbe sudden arrival ot the fleeing
Austrian soldiers Thursday, and
sent a torpedo boat to Venice to ask
the commander ot the allied fleet in
the Adriatic to occupy Trieste. The
request was granted.
Rome, Nov. 2. The Austrlans are
fleeing from Udlne, 60 miles east of
the Piave river, and have abandon
ed great quantities ot war material.
Oregon City, Nov. 2. Sheriffs
and tax-collectors all over Oregon
are aroused over the possibility ot
the enactment ot the tax measures
submitted to the voters by C. S.
Jackson, ot Portland, and appearing
on the ballot as 30S Yes and 309 No.
Sheriff Cellately, of Benton, county,
and Sheriff iBodlne, of Linn county,
made strong statements this week
denouncing the measure as imprac
ticable and dangerous and W. "V,
Everhart, for the last two years as-
sessor for Clackamas county, maae
the following statement concerning
the. proposed measure:
"Notice to the public through the
newspapers Is a protection to tbe
owners ot tbe property. It Is bad
business tor a county to sell a man's
property for taxes without a public
notice, which can be obtained only
by 'publication. There Is no merit in
sending the delinquent taxpayer
notice by mall, .for we have that
provision In the present law, and It
does not get the money tor the
county. What the county needs and
must have, Is the tax money, and
the publication method gets it, as
no other method will, tor in many
cases under the present law, the de
linquent will pay up his taxes rather
than have his name appear in print.
, "The-publication ot the delinquent
tax list does not cost the man who
pays his taxes a red cent, as the cost
ot publication Is' assessed against the
property upon which, taxes have he
come delinquent and the publication
vi, -k rn
Amsterdam, Nov. 2. A state ot
anarchy prevails throughout Turkey,
It Is reported.
Although tbe new smashes ot the
British, French and Americans in
Belgium and France ' have been
markedly successful toward ridding
French and Belgian soil of the in
vaders, It Is' still the Italian theater
on which the eyea of the world are
centered. Internal strife In Germany
and Austro-Hungary and continued
pleadings from the dual monarchy
for an armistice and a cessation ot
hostilities have received scant no
tice when compared with the Impres
sion that the wonderful drive ofthe
Italians and their allies against the
Austro-Hungartans has made upon
the world at large.
Everywhere the enemy is being
defeated In Italy. In the Alpine re
gion, where the natural barriers had
acted as bastions of defense, the
enemy line has been broken at sal-
lent points and the toe compelled to
retreat to further mountain strong
holds. On the plains the retrograde
movement toward the Tagllamento
river Is virtually a complete rout.
with allied airplanes violently at
tacking with machine guns the
throngs of the enemy hurrying east
ward, with the cavalry cutting to
pieces the stragglers and the Infan
try and machine gunners taking
heavy toll in killed and wounded.
Oreat numbers of tbe Austro-Hun-garlans
still continue to he win
nowed back of the line to the prison
cages. Large quantities of stores
are still falling Into the hands of
the entente forces and numerous ad'
dltlonal towns are being liberated.
I fee Is collected along with the inter
lest and penalty. If a mall notice
law should be enacted, then the tax
payer who does' not pay his taxes
will be assessed for the expense.
"I have been tax-collector of
Clackamas county several years and
my experience tells me that people
should vote No on this measure next
CHANGE IN GERMANS NOT
REAL, DECLARES CECIL
London, Nov. 2. Lord 'Robert Ce-
ell, speaking in the house of com.
mons, declared that the power ot
the bundesrath In Germany has not
been modified by the constitutional
changes now being made.
"It does not appear that there has
been any proposal to alter the posi
tion of the secretaries ot state," be
added. "They remain, I 'understand,
subordinate to the imperial chancel
lor and are appointed by the emper
or. They are liable -to be dismissed
by the emperor, presumably exercis
ing those powers on the recommen
dation ot the imperial chancellor, al
though this does not seem to be spe
cifically provided for."
Lord Cecil's statement was In re
ply to a question asking him to ex
plain the effects of -the constitution
al changes now being made in the
government of Germany."
4 ALUERS IS INDICTED 4
ON SEVEN COUNTS 4
Portland, Nov. 2. J. Henry 4
Albers was Indicted today by
the federal grand Jury oh seven 4
counts for violating the esplon- 4
age act. -- --'4
London, Nor. 2. The Bavarian
premier has notified Berlin that the
Bavarian royal family claims the
Imperial throne, in the event of Em
peror Wilhelm's abdication, accord
ing to the Leipzig socialist paper.-
Paris, Nor. 2. Emperor Wllhelm
Is persisting In his refusal to abdi
cate, it is reported. He took refuge
at German grand headquarters im
mediately after the meeting of the
CHARGED WITH CRIME
Walter Langford, who resides
about four miles north ot Wilbur
wa today arraigned before justice
ot the Peace I. B. 'Riddle, and charg
ed with the crime ot statutory rape,
against his thirteen year old step
daughter, Leona NeaL The prellml
nary hearing was set tor tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock. C. L. Hamil
ton has been retained as attorney for
the plaintiff. ' Langford was placed
under $2,500 trends, which be was
unable to furnish, and was then
placed In the county Jail. Roseburg
4 ITALIANS DESTROY
AUSTRIAN FLAGSHIP 4
. ( i . -, ,
Washington, Nov. 2. A
Rome dispatch states that the
Austrian superdreadnaught and 4
flagship, Veribus Units, has
been destroyed in tbe harbor of
Pola by Italian naval forces. 4
VD UUSTtSAYiTUESDAY WHETHER AVE
T UilCOilDITIOllAL S
Smarting under the criticisms of
his first temporizing- note to - Ger
many and speaking through the dem
ocratic senator from Nevada, Presi
dent Wilson issued on October 10 an
unmistakable challenge .to his polit
ical opponents. '
"The test In the coming election,"
Senator Plttman declared, "Is Inevit
able between the policies ot. Wood
row Wilson and the policies ot Henry
The policies Indicated did not per
tain to the conduct of the war. With
respect to that, the two leaders ot
their respective parties were and
had been from the beginning in full
accord. They related exclusively to
the settlement of the war. There
the line was drawn sharply and dis
tinctly and there It remains, mark
ing the cleavage ot the two parties
between whose purposes the country
must make a choice at the polls next
The republican positions is plain.
It was declared with rare definite-
ness, In the resolution introduced by
Senator Lodge, in these words:
"Resolved, That it is the sense of
the senate that there should be no
further communication with the Ger
man government upon the . subject
of an armistice or conditions ot
peace, except a demand for uncon
ditional surrender." !
The democratic attitude is equal
ly clear. It is embodied In the fol
lowing resolution Introduced by Sen
ator J. Hamilton Lewis: -
Resolved, That the United States
senate - approves wnatever course
may be taken by the president of the
United States In the matter ot his
replies and In his dealings with the
German imperial government " and
the Austrian imperial government
POPULATION OP . GERMAN AUS
TRIA REJECT HIM BECAUSE
OF RECENT NOTE TO U. 8.
AUSTBIM CREW IK MUTINY
Prenrr Says He Was Empowered to
Hand Over Government to the
" German State Council
Amsterdam, Nor. 2. A resolution
will he Introduced in the national
assembly, according to a Vienna dis
patch, banishing Count Andrassy
from the territory of German Aus
tria, on account or his note to Pres
ident Wilson. - The resolution will
say that he was "Illegally appointed
by the former Austrian . Emperor
Amsterdam,.. , Nor,. 2. Professor
Lammasch, lAustrlan premier, , has
informed the president of the state
council that he has been empowered
to hand over the government so far'
as related to German, localities, to
the German-Austrian state council. ,
London, Nor. 2. Members of the
entire Austrian -fleet at Pola hare:
With the Americans in France,
Nor. 2. The Austrlans on the Ger
man front in the Woerre region are
entraining tor Austria, it is reported.
London, Nor. 2. Count Julius
Andrassy has resigned as . Austro
Hungarian minister, according to a
Zurich dispatch. 1 .
and the allies ot either or both, in
response to the demand of either for
peace or armistice."
The one demands a peace to be
dictated by the allies. The other ap
proves in advance a peace to be ne
gotiated by the president
The republican party stands
squarely, as a unit, for unconditional
surrender. Every republican sena
tor, every republican representative,
every republican governor, both re
publican ex-presidents, the republi
can chairman and all republican
public journals are committed ab-
solutely to enforcement of that re
quirement upon the enemy as a pre
liminary to cessation of hostilities.
They would notify Germany to that
effect and would refuse thereafter
to consider any alternative proposi
tion. The democratic party, also as a
unit. Is opposed to Imposing uncon
ditional surrender upon the enemy.
Neither the president nor any dem
ocratic senator or representative,
nor any democratic governor nor the
democratic chairman nor any dem
ocratic newspapers has urged the ex
action of that condition. Negotia
tions have already been begun by
the president with the declared ap
proval ot the democratic congress.
The country, on Tuesday, Novem
ber 5, must notify the world wheth
er it does or does not stand tor un
conditional surrender. It it elects a
republican congress, our allies and
the enemy will know that it does.
If it returns a democratic majority,
our "associates", and the "German
people" will learn that it does not.
There Is no mistaking the ' issue.
There is no avoiding the conclusion.
There Is no middle ground. North
American (Review's War Weekly.