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VOU IX-, No. 4!i.
FLAGS ARE OUT
HAMHUKG IN IIAMKi OP REVOLl'
TIONIST8, WHILE BHKM1N AND
OTHER CITIES JOIN REVOLT
Iteport Rays Third Squadron Re.
mains Faithful to (Jovommcnt"
BftVkrU Proclaims Republic
London, Nov. 8. Somlorburg, a
Prussian town In 8chlcswlg, li In
the hand of revolutionists and the
red flag la bolated on ahlpa there. A
Berlin dispatch says "ths third
squadron remains faithful to ,tho
Revolutionists have cut the North
German railway lino south of Flens
fcurg, thus breaking communications
from the north with Hamburg.
Copenhagen, Nor. 8. Prince
Henry, of Prussia, a brother of Em
peror Wllhelm, left Kiel In an au
tomobile, flying a red flag. It is re
ported, lie was pursued by marines,
who fired a dozen shots at him.
London, Nov. 8. The German ma
jority held their final discussion on
the emperor's abdication and will
without doubt demand his abdica
tion. A Merlin dispatch tys ( his
abdication will probably occur to
morrow. London. Nov. 8. The cities of
Bremln, Schwerln and Tilsit have
Joined in the Gorman revolution, It
Amsterdam, Nov. 8. Hamburg Is
completely In tho hands of tho revo
lutionists, and the red flag Is flying
on all ships In the harbor, according
Copenhagen, Nov. 8 The Gorman
ports of iDremcrhavcn and Cuxhaven
are In the hands of soldiers councils.
nasnl, Nov. 8. A republic has
been proclaimed In Davurla, It Is re
ported. This conclusion was reach
ed by the Bavarians aftor a popular
4 UNITED PREKH SERVICE
PULI OFF HONEHEAp
The United Press yesterday
says: "The greatest war of all 4
4 time came to an end today at 2 4
4 p. m. The United Press message 4
4 brings the first news of peace 4
4 to Washington. This piece of 4
4 news was signed by Roy W. 4
4 Howard, president of the Unit- 4
4 ed Press, now In general 4
4 charge of the United Press or- 4
4 ganlzatlon In France." 4
4 Some "boner." Comment Is 4
4 hardly necessary. The United 4
4 Press in attempting to make a 4
4 wise guess, fell flat on its back 4
4 in the mire. 4
LEVIES TAX Tl
There will be a special school
meeting tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock at the Junior High school for
the purpose of levying a tax for the
needs of school district No. 7 tor the
ensuing year. i
This meeting will .tie followed In
the afternoon by an election to vote
the tax. The polls will be open from
2 to 7 o'clock.
The above mooting Is of great Im
portance to the taxpayers of the dis
trict and should be largely attended.
BOCHE USE RED
CROSS AS A BLIND
I'liint Uia Nurww Emblem In
41iunh and Turn Miu-lilne Guns
on Yanks a They Approach
With the American Army In
France, Nov. 8. Misuse of the Red
Cross emblem by the German army
Is bringing titter comment from Am
erican officers In position to know
what is being done. A lieutenant In
the medical corps and an Infantry
officer assert that "all the stories
told about German army's 'devllau
and Inhuman tactics are true."
Taught to respect the Rod Cross
flag, American troops were led Into
many an ambuscade by Boche trick
ery in the display of this insignia.
And what has Jlncensed the Ameri
cans the most Is the fact that the
Germans refused to recognize the
Red Cross emblem at any time.
"Before going to the front I was
Inclined to doubt some of the stories
bolng circulated about the Germans,"
said the medical officer, "but after
one month In the front lines I can
believe anything that Is said against
them. They are so guilty of inhu
man and barbarous acts themsolves
that they refuse to respect the use
of the Red Cross by the allies. Their
use of the Red Cross Insignia Is one
of the biggest crimes they ought to
be made to answer for aftor the
One of the tricks used by the
Bocht was to plant a Red Cross flag
in the tower of a church of a village
In the path of the advancing Ameri
cans. Respecting It, the Infantry
would not call for any concentration
of artillery fire on these 'buildings.
The American troops upon taking
one particular village advanced upon
a church, from which was displayed
a Red Cross flag, without suspecting
any trick. Whon they were within
short rango, a murderous machine
gun fire was poured Into their ranks
from the windows and towers of the
church. When the Americans final
ly gained the Interior, they found six
machine guns, manned by a platoon
of sturdy Boches not a sign of any
hospital or dressing station. Need
leas to say no prisoners were taken.
JAPS AND AMERICANS
FIGHT SIDE BY SIDE
Toklo, Nov. 7. Capture of Kha
barovsk, Siberia, -by American and
Japanese troops has 'been a subject
of mutual congratulation by com
manders of the troops of the two na
tions which cooperated lu the swift
move of 420 miles north from Vla
divostok to the point on the Amur
The American troops were com
manded 'by Lieutenant Colonel C. H.
Morriw acting with the Twelfth
Japanese division. For the share
of the Americans In the action, Lieu
tenant Colonel Morrow has received
a congratulatory message from Bar
on General Uyehara, chief of the
Japanese general staff, through Gen
eral Otanl, commander bf the allied
forces. In rettirn Lieutenant Col
onel Morrow sent the following mes
sage to Baron General tfyehara:
"General Otanl' oampatgn on the
Ussurl and the Amur, tor rapidity
and success Is truly remarkable. He
landed at Vladivostok on the 19th
of AugUBt, concentrated on the 23rd.
and fought a brilliant and success
ful battle on the 24th. On Septem
ber 5th he had moved his army 420
miles for the capture of Khabarovsk,
an accomplishment worthy of the
best traditions of the glorious Jap
anese army, ' S
"I sincerely thank. General 01 and
the staff of the splendid 12th divi
sion fori all the cpurtesy and friend
ly feeling displayed to the American
troops under my command. . The
serving together of ffie Japanese and
American armies wlft more closely
unite the already- friendly nations."
GRANT, PAB8. JOBKPHIXB COTJWTT. ORBQOM, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1918.
HUNS GIVEN 72 HOURS TO
ACCEPT OR RECT THIS
Foch Refuses Request For.
Hostilities-Germans Wire to Berlin For Fixrther In
structions Wikon Says News Not Held Back
Washington, Nov. 8. PresI- 4
4 dent Wilson announced that 4
4 there Is absolutely nothing be- 4
4 withheld. He will announce any 4
news regsrdlng the armistice. 4
4 Immediately upon receipt. 4
Washington, Nov. 8. A statement
Issued by Secretary Lansing says:
. "I am requested by the president
to state that no Information reach
ing this government, concerning ar
mistice negotiations In France have
been withheld; that any statement
to the contrary Is utterly false, and
that as soon as a definite decision
regarding the armistice has been
reached It will be Immediately made
public by the government."
Washington, Nov. 8 The German
armistice delegation entered confer
ence with Marshal Foch at 9 o'clock
this morning, French time, the state
department announced officially.
Announcement was also made that
If it is found that the German dele
gates must refer the armistice to
Berlin, they will be given 72 hours
from the time that decision is reach
ed In which to. answer. An official
dispatch from France emphasized
that Foch Is empowered only to de
liver the armistice terms to Germany
nd to receive their acceptance, and
that the peace negotiations are not
the business of the military com
Any suspension of hostilities be
fore the armistice Is signed Is declar
ed to be out of the question.
London, Nov. 8. When the Ger
man plenipotentiaries met General
Foch today, the allies' conditions
were resd and delivered with the
formal demand that they be accept
ed or refused within 72 hours. Af
ter Foch had rejected the German
request for an Immediate cessation
of arms, the delegates wirelessed the
German Imperial chancellor, asking
that a courier be sent back as soon
as possible with Instructions.
THE ONCE MIGHTYARF.1Y OF AUSTRIA IS
NOW ADRIFTING, STARVING MULTITUDE
With the Italian Army at Trent.
Wednesday, Nov. 6. Amid the re
joicing of this redeemed city scenes
of destruction and starvation are
common as one passes over the roads
over which the Italian troops are
trying to pass the thousands of Aus
trian prisoners who were cut off by
the Italians southwest of Bolzano.
Every road loading up to this city Is
crowded with men and on every
hand there are evidences of the col
lapse of one of Europe's mightiest
Great masses of men wait tor long
hours to move a tew feet or a few
hundred yards, .to halt anew on a
road littered with the carcasses of
soldiers and horses and with cannon.
pieces of shields, pistols, rifles, brok
en down automobile trucks and ma
There Is no swearing anions these
men. There are even moments of
profound quiet broken by snatches of
Many Austrlang are dyln from
sheer fatigue and starvation and not
wounds. The Italians are doing all
they can to hurry up food suddIIos.
This Is difficult and in the mean
time dead horses are eaten, the flesh
being cooked at roadside fires.
Large bodies of Austrlans are
helpless. The correspondent passed
linilRUn IREPURUCAIISWILL lniPinMAT5ilN
aa , Immediate Cessation of
New York, Nov. 8. -"Millions of
Americans realized today that they
bad been hoaxed Into ceiebratlna- the
end of the war by the publication of
United Press dispatches declaring
that the armistice had been signed.
Official statements from the French
and British war offices show that
the fighting in still going on.
Paris, Nov. 8. The 72 hours
within which the German reply must
be- received will end at 11 o'clock
General' Foch will have with him
during the armistice conferences, an
American as well as a British repre
London, Nov. 8 The German pro
posal for an immediate provisional
suspension of hostilities hss been re
jected by General Foch.
Paris, Nov. 8. German delegates
crossed the allied line near La, Can
dle last night and will meet General
Washington, Nov. 7, Thursday.
Just before midnight the American
government was informed by. cable
from Paris that the German armis
tice envoys had approached the
French lines and were due to arrive
for a meeting with General Foch be
tween 8 and 10 o'clock tonight. Paris
time filed 9.10 p. m.
Paris, Nov. 7,' 11 p. m. The Ger
man grand headquarters reaAested
the allied grand headquarters by
wireless to permit the Dassage of the
German delegation for armistice ne
gotiations through the lines. The
order was given to cease firing at
the front at 3 o'clock In the after
noon until further orders.
Washington, Nov. 8.General
Crowder Is discussing the advisabil
ity of cancelling the November draft
calls, at least If the Germans accept
the armistice terms before the move
ment to the camps begins. -
between Rovereto and Trent, a dis
tance of 16 miles, an unending col
umn of men marching none knew
They asked orders from an officer
who was with the correspondent.
When asked If they knew about the
armistice they said:
"We want food. Food is the only
thing we are Interested in. We are
indifferent to war and peace and
death evenythlng but food."
It Is estimated that nine Austrian
divisions were taken with their staffs.
Thirty-nine divisions were partly dis
organized and 15, although in bad
condition are retreating from the
advancing Italians. These . troops.
while equipped for their retreat, are
without orders and go traveling here
and there like droves of sheep. It Is
a common thing to see an entire
brigade without officers, the latter
having been ordered to go separate
ly to the concentration camps.
The correspondent saw at Pergiere
the general of the 6th Austrian di
vision motoring along In his own car.
He said he was going home, having
been given special permission. In
the meantime his troops have- been
Returning to the lower levels of
the mountains by way of the Aslago.
i (Continued on page Four)
Latest Election Returns Indicate the
Q. O. P. Will Have Bare Major
ity Ford I Defeated
Washington, Nor. 8. The latest
reports indicate that the republicans
will control the next United Bute
senate by a bare majority.
Henry Ford has apparently been
defeated by Newberry In Michigan.
Portland, Nor. 8. Coke in lead
ing Olson for supreme Justice and
the indications are that Coke will he
The total rote on supreme Judge,
so far aa available, follows: Bennett,
8,493: Campbell, 5,582; Coke,
9,716; Olson, 8,859. These figures
Include the complete unofficial re
turns frm Clackamas, Hood River,
Josephine, Linn, Marlon, Multno
mah and Sherman counties, and In
complete returns from 23 other
counties. No reports aa to the rote
on supreme Judge have been received
from the following conntles: Baker,
Crook, Deschutes,, Jefferson, Mal
heur, Morrow and Umatilla.
OREGON SENATOR INJURED
IN AUTO SMASH-UP
Washington, Nor. 8. In an auto
mobile accident which occurred Sun
day evening. Senator Charles L. Mc
Nary suffered a broken hand and
some bad contusions on - the head.
His auto was smashed beyond furth
er usefulness.- v. v-
McNarys chauffeur was driving
and was taking the senator to his
apartment when the accident occur
red. The senator was sitting in the
rear seat. .A speeding auto ap
proaching on a cross street caught
the rear end of the McNary auto and
hurled the machine and Its occupants
npon the sidewalk. The chauffeur
was not badly Injured.
McNary slipped out of the gather
ing crowd without disclosing his
CITY COUNCIL MEETS
. The city council met in regular
session last night, the mayor and
all councllmen being present except
Councilmen Launer and Bunch.
Chief of Police MoLane, Recorder Al-
lyn and Fire Chief Cass were also
The usual monthly bills were al
lowed, and there was an application
made for the placing of a hydrant
at the southeast corner ot block 60,
Railroad addition. The tire and wa
ter committee. Is to report on the
matter at the next meeting ot the
The tax budget for 1919 was tak
en up and adopted. .
The total city expense for 1917
was $20,834, aside from interest
which had to be paid. The total
city expense for 1918 Is estimated at
123,106. This amount is estimated
for the reason that when the budget
was made up there was yet over two
months remaining in the presont
The tax levy for 1917 was $21,
980, for 1918 821.080, and for 1919
will be 123,340.
Interest on bonds for 1918 was
$11,280, and for 1919 the Interest
will be $16,980.
Included In the 1918 budget was
$9,607, as a sinking fund to take
up bonds. For 1919 there will be
$9,074 placed In the sinking fund
to take up bonds.
The total taxes raised' In 1913
were $47,967, and the total tax that
will be raised in 1919 will be $49,-
890. Tha 1010 l mill v . -
tion' over 21 mills. In 1918 It was
approximately 20 mills.
The assessor's valuation of city
property for 1918 was $2,401,900.
In 1919 It Is $2,267,773.
WHOLE NUMBER 2810.
WIIIIIIV II I
FRENCH PUSH FORWARD OX EX-
TTRPl PRAVT itm -en nitr
-w ... A MMM VOH VAV-
ALRY AMERICANS BUS!
BATTLE RAGES IH DEEP li!
Celebrated Rainbow Divlsioa
First Division Moke Whirlwind
Dash Into Sedan
London, Nor. 8. The British are
continuing to advance. They cap
tured two villages yesterday between
fi.J. CI ml ;
iis. nui, a. xue fTencn ana
British governments hare Issued
Joint declaration, assuring the peo
ples between the Taurus region and
the Persia gulf of assistance la se
curing full autonomy.
Paris, Nor. 8. The French re
sumed their advance along their
whole front today. They caDtured
Sedan and took 1,500 prisoners yes
terday. On the Mouse Front. Nor. . 8.
General Pershing's forces advanced
today, cutting off the salient.
' Paris, Nor. 8. With ever-increas
ing speed .the French - troops " are
forcing the Germans back north of
tSe Aisne and on all the rest of the
front which the French are fighting
over, according to the war office an
An advance of ten miles has been
made at certain points since yester
The French have thrown cavalrr
Into the action on their right, where
the mounted troops are pushing in
the direction ot the Meuse.
Persistent rain - and deeDenlng
mud, although making communica
tions more difficult, do not appear
to have checked pursuit of the Ger
mans retreating toward the Belgian
UVUUDI. - Alio SUTBiin CUUUDUW
this morning over the greater part
of the French front with such ranld-
Jty it was impossible to follow It
with precision. (Latest reports are
the Freneh e&v&lrr fa mnvinv 4nw-.nt
the Meuse and the infantry toward
With the American Army on the'
Sedan Front, Nor. 8. It was con-
alon that made the final whirlwind '
dash Into Sedan. -
NATIONAL BANK CALL
Washington, Nor. 8. A national
bank call was issued today for banks
at the close of business Friday, No
VICTIM OF BIG JOKE
New York, Nov. 8. False reports
that Germany had acceDted the
terms of the armistice and that fight
ing had ended threw the country In
to a delirium yesterday' and turned
out to be the greatest hoax of recent
. Official assurances that the report
was false failed to check the almost
riotous demonstrations which swept
over many American cities, and mil
lions ot Americans will not .. know
how they were tooled until they read
today's papers. .
A dispatch cabled from France to
the United Press and picked up and
circulated through the country, also
ty anotnerjnes agency, declared
the armistice signed at 11 o'clock
yesterday morning and fighting end
ed at I o'clock that afternoon.