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OBAMTf PA88, JOflgPHDf COUBTTT, ORDOOM, BlSHAr. NOVEMBER 10, 1918, - , WHOLE NOTlTST
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OKNKHAL MARCH MAYS ITS CAP-
' TURK MARKS MCVKRANCB OF
LAST Iir.V ARTERY IX WEST
While Awaiting Gvrmmuy's llly,
tiio Ajnorluuu anil French t'on
tlnue to IUnU Itark Enemy
London, Nov. 9. The British
forces have csptuted the fortress of
Maubeuge. Pushing ahead to the
southward they crossed the River
Scheldt, In Flanders, north ot Tour-
nal, on a wide front.
Washington, Nov. 9. General
March aald the capture of Maubeuge
by tho Brltlih marka the leyerance
of the last German artery of commu
nication to that sector and makes It
Impossible for the enemy to shift
forces to meet any new attacks.
The 91st Division, comprising the
Pacific const troops, are now on the
heights of Ardensrde on the Scheldt
river In Flanders, and are operating
with the British forces.
Pershing's First army has ad
vanced SO miles ft'lthln the last eight
With the 'Americans on the Sedan
Front, Nov. 9. The American army
east of the Meute continued to ad
vance despite strong machine gun
Paris. Nov. 9. The French armies
resumed tholrjorward mnrrh along
the entire front today.
Parts, Nov. 9. While Gormany Is
considering the allied armistice
terms, the British, French and Amer
ican armies are carrying on the task
of freolng French soli from the in
vader of Its territory. The ground
the Germans now occupy In France
taaa been reduced from ten thousand
to 2, BOO square miles and the Ger
mans have been driven 64 miles far
ther from Paris during the allied
The revolutionary movements In
Germany are spreading, especially In
The following telegram has been
received by the local Red Cross
"Seattle, Wash., Nov. 7. Realis
ing that your nursing resources have
alroady been severely taxed, but
tiome of the communities In the
northwest which are badly stricken
with Influenza are praotlcally with
out nurses and are appealing to this
office through the United States pub
lic health service for aid. Please
make every effort to make one or
more graduate nurses available for
call from this office for Immediate
aervlce. They will be paid at ' the
rate of 176 per month with travel
ing expenses and maintenance. Many
people In the less fortunate commu
nities will die unless this appeal is
met. Do your foest, wiring dally the
names of those who serve, to May 8.
Loomls, director ot the nursing di
vision, headquarters Red Cross." C.
O. Stlmson, division manager.
AH Interested, please report' to
Mrs. Philip Helmer, In this city, at
By Uruce Barton
I visited a home where a service
flag hangs; and while we ate we
talked of the boy who la over there.
"I wonder If he Is cold tonight,"
the mother said, "I wonder If he has
a place to warm himself and dry his
clothes; and something good to eat."
"What wouldn't I glva to tie with
him," she said and we were silent,
knowing her heart.
But I thought of the soldiers ot
friendliness what that very night
would crawr out across No Man's
Land to take chocolate and hot cof
fee to that boy.
Of the huts with their warm fires
burning; ot the great lecturers snd
preachers and actors and motion pic
tures that are over there.
And I thought to myself; "There
Is a difference between this and every
other war. For when the boys have
marched away before, the influence
of their homes has stopped at the
front gate and could go no farther.
But In this war It follows the flag,
across the ocean, over the ahell torn
battle land, straight up to the froift
Home Is where the boy Is In this
wsr. From every town and village
the linos of helpfulness, run out.
And no boy leaves his home be
hind him: step by steo It travels
with him, financed by the folks be
hind him a token' ot their love.
DONE THE. ARMENIANS
London, Nov. 9. The British gov
ernment is determined that the
wrongs suffered by the Armontana
at the hands of the Turks shall be
righted and their recurrence made
Impossible writes 'Lord Robert Cecil,
the parliamentary under secretary of
state tor foreign affairs, to Viscount
Four points mentioned by Lord
Cecil as the charter of the Armen
ians' right to liberation at hands of
the allies, are: ''
"The refusal of the Armenians as
a nation in the fall of 1914 to work
for the cause of Turkey and her al
lies, although offers of autonomy
were made It they actively assisted
Turkey In the war.
"Partly on account ot this cour
ageous refusal, the Ottoman Armen
ians were systematically murdered
by the Turkish gvernment In 1915,
two thirds of the population being
exterminated by most
and fiendish methods 700,000' men
women and children being killed.
"From the beginning ot the war
that half ot the Armenian nation un
der Russian sovereignty' organized
volunteer corps and bore the
brunt of some or the heaviest fight
ing In Caucasia under their leader
Andranlk. ' ' '"
"These same Armenian corps af
ter the Russian breakdown took over
the Caucasian front and tor five
months hold up the Turkish advance
and thus rendered Important service
to the British In Mesopotamia."
Lord Robert Cecil adds that Ar
menians are still fighting In Syria
and have been taking part in the
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San Francisco, Nov. 9. With a
few precincts lacking from each dls
trlct.HhVdrys had a slight' lead In
the 2nd and 8th
Maximilian Issues Decree,
Office Untfl Crown Prmce '
And Situation U Cleared
Paris, Nov. 9. The abdication of
Emperor WUhelm has been officially
announced from Berlin according to
dispatch from Basel.
The dispatch was carried by the
Havaa Agency, the semi-official
French news agency.
London, Nov. 9, 2:09 p. m. A
German wireless message received
this afternoon states that the Ger
man Imperlalhancellor, Prince Max
imilian, has Issued the following de
cree: 'The kaiser and king has decided
to renounce the throne. The chan
cellor will remain In office until
the situation connected with the ab
dication of the kaiser, the renounc
ing by the German crown prince of
the throne of the German empire
and Prussia, and the setting up ot
the regency have been settled. For
the regency he Intends to appoint
Deputy Ebert as chancellor and pro
poses a bill be brought In establish
ing a law providing for tbe Imme
diate promulgation of general suf
frage and for a constitutional Ger
man assembly which will settle fin
ally the future form of government
of the German nation and those peo
ples whlfh might be desirous of be
coming within the empire.
(Signed) "IMPERIAL CHAN-
London, Nov. 9. A telegram from
Copenhagen asserts that Emperor
Wllhelm's son-ln-Iaw, the Duke of
FOOTBALL FANS HURT
Aurora, 111., Nov. 9. The east
bound special train from Camp
Grant, carrying game fans to the
football game at Chicago, was wreck
ed six miles east of here today. It
k ported that three are dead and
20 Injured. .
SPANISH FLU HITS
' NEW YORK HARD BLOW
New York, Nov. 9. Health Com
missioner Copeland estimated today
that there are about 21,000 children
In the city who have been made full
or halt orphans by Spanish. Influ
enza. Ot the 7,200 families In which a
father or mother, or both, had been
victims ot the disease, the commis
sioner said, about 700 families, with
'approximately 2.00Q children, would
need the care of the city.
In response to the appeal for foB
ter parents to care for children made
orphans by the epidemic, 50 or 60
persons have asked for permission
to adopt one or more children.
400,000 FRITZ1ES TAKEN
! ' SINCE JANUARY FIRST
London, Nov. 9. Two hundred
thousand prisoners were taken by
the British on the western front
from January 1 to November 5, in
clusive, according to an offlolal an
nouncement In the house of com
mons. In the same period the
French captured 140,000; the Amer
icans 60,000 and the Belgians 15,
Stating That He Will Remain in
Renounces German Throne
Plans For The Fntnre
Brunswick, and his successor have
Tbe revolution Is now spreading
all over western Germany and has
reached Cologne. Berlin banks are
reported to have stopped payment
owing to the rush.
London, Nov. 9. The British
press bureau announced that owing
to the heavy German barrage and
machine gun fire, the courier from
General Foch's headquarters to Spa
was delayed and is not expected to
reach the German headquarters un
til this afternoon. Consequently It
is unlikely that any decision win be
reached today. - ;
Washington, Nov. . 9. No , word
has been received by General Foch
from the German high command
since the courier started hack
through the battle lines last night,
so far as the. American government
has been advised -today. .
General March characterized the
puDiicaiion or tne erroneous an
nouncement of the armistice as
"very bad for the military program
of the United States." For instance.
he said the stevedores InNew York
who were engaged In loading very
essential supplies tor the expedition
ary forces stopped their work and
did not return at all on that day, or
the next day, and army food ship
ments were thus delayed.
March remarked that the Ameii
can army till Be in France some
time, even after peace has been de
Washington, Nor. 9.-rThe navy
department has ordered the discon
tinuance ot alt Sunday work In 'the
navy yards and other shore stations
of the navy. The production is ex
ceeding tbe requirements in most
essentials. . - 1
LIBERTY MOTORS CONTINUE
TO PROVE THEIR ABILITY
New York, Nov. 9. A De Havl
land . airplane, fitted with a 400
horsepower airplane motor, piloted
by Signal Electrician Elmer J. Spen
cer, and carrying Major M. 3." Boots
as a' passenger, established yester
day what is believed to be a new
non-stop record tor this country In
a flight from Selfrtdge Field, Mount
Clemens, Mich., to Yonkers, N. Yv
more than 700 miles, In four hours
and 50 minutes. Leaving Mount
Clemens at 11:40 a. m., they landed
at Yonkers at 4:30 p. m.
An average speed of 144 miles an
hour was made In yesterday's flight
with a maximum altitude ot 9,000
GRASS VALLEY BANK IS
SCENE OF DYNAMITING
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' Moro, Ore., Nov. 9 Robbers early
Thursday entered the Citizens' State
Bank at Orass Valley, dynamited the
vault and escaped with a number of
canceled checks, some valuable 'se
curities and a small sum of money.
The prowlers rifled the private
safety deposit boxes and In ..their
hurry to leave overlooked several
thousand dollars In money and liber
Berne, Nor. 9. A Berlin message
says the groups forming the major
ity of the relchstag have agreed to
present at the approaching session a
plan for the election to the relchstag
and the lower houses of the confed
erated states, by equal, direct and
secret ballot, following the prlnd
pies of proportionate representation.
and all without distinction ot sex.
The following casualties are .
ported by the commanding general
of the American exnedltlon&rv
forces for Saturday:
Killed tn action ... :;-T ...... 163
Wounded severely 22
Died of wounds . .$
Died of accident 3
Died of disease 170
Wounded, degree undetermined..l25
wounded slightly 46
Prisoners ,., '
:. Died jot disease Albert E. Ham
tlton, Klamath Falls.
The following casualties are re
ported by the commanding general
of the : American expeditionary
forces for Sunday:
Killed in action ..
Missing In action .
Died of wounds -
Died of accident ...
Died ot disease
Wounded degre undetermined-
Killed In action iHarold A. Sex
ton, Eugene: Benjamin W. Hiney,
Sheridan; Mike Wllgar, Portland;
Jay T. Smith, Portland. .
Died of diseased-William John
Colebrook, Coqullle; Oscar F. Col-
lings, WatklnB, Ore.
Missing In action Walter A.
Total number ot casualties to date,
Including those reported above:
Killed In action (Including
397 at sea) i..L...U.U2.128
Wounded In action 38,763
Missing in action (including-'
prisoners) ..... 6,674
Died of wounds .'...'. 1. 4;719
Died ot accident .... . .. 1,423
Died of disease 4.739
ALASKA CLAIMS TO HAVE
THE BIGGEST SOLDIERS
Fairbanks, Alaska, Oct 2. (By
mall) Members of Company B,
14th infantry, which' Included the
draft registrants from Fairbanks
and vicinity, lead all other Infantry
companies In the United States army
as regards physical fitness, accord
ing to a letter received from Mrs.
Thomas Rlggs. The Alaska soldiers
were said to be three , inches taller
and seven pounds heavier on' the
average. t'.-.i ..
GRAPE SYRUP AS A . , , , .
x : !' ; SUBSTITUTE FOR SUGAR
Redlands, Cal.. Nor. 9. Vtneyard
l8ts' and winery owners ot this vi
cinity are laying plans to convert
vineyard products Into grapn syrup.
Machinery Is rapidly being Installed
in wineries at Guastl,' Cucamonga
and Rochester, near here, to man
ufacture this syrup, which Is said to
be an Ideal substitute for sugar.
UPRISING 1 GERMANY SPREAD.
ING TO MANY CITIES ROYAL
TY FEARS THE WORST
RUSSIJ1N HISTORY IS REPUTED
Prominent Socialist Leads I&erola.
ttoa la Haughty Bavarians Cpl- '
tI May Become President r-
Paris, Nor. . Gurt Eisner, of
Munich, a newspaperman and prom
inent socialist. Is reported to he the
leader In the revolution at the Ba?
varian capital. He may be the pres
ident ot the Bavarian repabllo which
has been proclaimed.
Copenhagen. Nov. I. The upris
ing in northwestern Germany Is re
ported to have spread to Hanover,
Oldenburg and other cities.
Copenhagen, Nov; J.MEmperor
WUhelm has not yet accepted the
resignation of Prince Maximilian as
chancellor, and has asked Maximil
ian to continue provisionally until
the emperor's " final decision
reached. ' ':
London, Nov. ' 9. Bolshevism
tightened its coils on the German
empire today, while the grip of Mar
shal Foch was smashing the mailed
fist at the scene of armistice nego
A definite statement of the Red
revolution In progress cannot ' he
made tor the reason that telegraphlo
communication between Amsterdam
and Berlin, Luebeck, Bremen and
Hamburg has been stopped at the
request of the Berlin postal authori
ties, , , ., , .,! . .
Available advices, however, from
Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stock
halm indicate that recent Russian
history Is being repeated to a great
degree In the land of Nietzsche.
BOTH BRANCH OF CONGRESS
CONTROLLED BY REPUBLICANS
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Washington, Nov. J A republican
majority In the next congress ot at
least two in the senate and of not
less than 43 In the house was as
sured1 from' returns today from the
scattering doubtful districts In last
Tuesday's elections. .- . .
Word from Detroit of election tn
Michigan on almost complete official
returns of Commander Newberry for
the senate over Henry Ford Increas
ed the republican senate roll to 49,
bare majority. -
OUT AT THE 0. A. C.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor-'
vallis, Nov. 9. The Spanish Influ
enza epidemic at tbe college has boen
practically stamped out entirely so'
among the young women, and -only .
four or five cases remain at the S.
A. T. C. "hospital. . This is the result
of effective work oil tfie part ot Dr.
Charles Cross ihajor'.'ln the United
States' medical corps and at the head
of the' health service work. and . Dr.
R. h. Bosworth, city health , officer
who attended the Influenza patients, 1
and corps ot nurses and men from
the United States sanitary corps.