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Ha No Confirmation
London, Nov, IS. An Amsterdam
dispatch says that former Emperor
William Issued a statement which he
wishes to be regarded ai hla reason
for going to Holland, declaroi that
his Journey waa not a flight, hut
that hla departure waa actuated by a
doslrv to facilitate the work of a
new German government.
Itasel, Nov. 13. Former Emperor
Charles and family have arrived at
London, Nov. 13. Holland will
permit William Hohentollorn to re
main In their country on the aame
terms of Internment as other high
officers. He has taken the name of
Count William Ilohenzollern. He
expects to buy an estate. All but
bla personal property was conflsrat
d by the Dutch.
Washington. Nov. 13. It Is offl
dally announced that the American
government has no confirmation of
the rumors that the former German
crown prince has been killed.
London, Nov. 13 Amsterdam dis
patches say the crown prince was
killed Monday by Oermnn soldiers
whllo he was trying to cross the
The Hague, Nov. 13. Tho former
crown prlnre arrived at Maastricht
yesterday, according to a report.
WAR DEPARTMENT QUITS
Washington, Nov. 13. Orders
Went out todav to the head nf all
military department to discontinue
t once the acceptance of appllca
tlons for admission to the central of
fleers training camps. No decision
baa been reached regarding th
classes now in progress at these
camps but It was Intimated here
that the students would be permit
led to complote the course.
BELGIANS INI NOT RELIEVE
IN "SCRAPS OK PAPER'
Washington, Nov. 13. The Bel
gian legation, In an official state
ment today, announced that Bel
glum will no longer submit to a sta
tus of "guaranteed neutrality" like
that which existed before the war.
It aspires to "complete Indepen
dence; to the rights gomroon to all
A return to the "status quo , of
1839," the statement said, will entail
a perpetual Intrusion by Germany
upon the domestic life of the nation
and create a situation "intolerable
to public opinion and certain
cause serious difficulties."
Copenhagen, Nov. 13. Gorman
Anstrla has been proclaimed a part
of the German republic by the state
'Council, according to a Vienna dispatch.
Germans Hald to lie Evaluating City,
Hut Revolution Kprinjp I'p Of.
Paris, Nov. 13. The Germans
ave begun the evacuation of Brus
sels, and King Albert will probably
i-enter that city Friday.
British Headquarters. Nov. 12.
The Gorman garrison of Brussels has
revolted against non-commissioned
officers, according to the report of
neutrals reaching the British tines.
Several officers were killed..
I'. 6. CASUALTY LIST
ine following casualties are re
ported by the commanding general
of the American expeartronary
forces for today:
Killed in action 310
Missing In action 78
Wounded severely ... 90
Died of wounds 100
Diod of accident . 17
Died of disease 139
Wounded, degree undetermined 149
Woundod slightly ...... 105
Prisoners . 13
action Corporal Carl
W. Walling, Waldport: Private Geo.
Prisoner Ivar Savaloja. Kerry.
HAMPSHIRE CO. BUSY
Work Is now progressing on the
road over the new grade on the
Paclflo highway from Canvonvllle
over the divide to John's ranch near
GaloBville In the Cow Creek valley,
says the Roneburg News. This road.
known as tho Canyonvllle-Galesville
project, covers a little over 10 miles
and will greatly shorten the dls-
tance on the- Pacific hlahwar be
tween. Roeoburg and points south.
The work Is being done under the
supervision of the office of Public
Roads, a bureau of the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture. It Is what Is
known as a "cooperative project."
funds being supplied Jointly by the
United, States, State of Oregon and
Douglas county. A considerable por
tion of the road passes throuch the
Umpqua National Forest.
The contract tor construction work
was let to the John Hampshire Co..
of Grants Pass. The cost of con
struction, aside from the engineer
ing and survey cost will be about
$200,000. Cooperation In the gen
eral supervision of the work is being
furnished also by the U. S. forest ser
vice through Its district engineer at
This road Is one of the few roads
In the country, the construction of
which has been sanctioned by the
government as being necessary at
TO iTHWART REVOLUTION
Fighting Again Breaks Oat in Berlin; Machine Gons Used
-Austrian aoldiers Desert Ranks, Join Mobs,and Com
mit fccesses-Roomanians to Disarm Germans
Copenhagen, Nov. 13. Telegrams
found in Alsace, of the crown prince,
show .that It bad been planned to
aend loyal troops from the western
front to Berlin in an attempt to
crush the revolution.
Copenhagen, Nov. 13. Fresh
fighting broke out In Berlin Monday.
it is reported. Loyal officers opened
fire from the royal stables and at
tacked the revolutionists with ma
chine guns In t'nter Den Linden. Sev
eral persons were killed.
prevails in the
regions of Austria
traversed' by the Austro-Hungarlan
soldiers returning from the Italian
front, Soldiers have abandoned the
ranks sndajolned tbe mobs, sacking
and setting fire to property. .All
Kinds of excesses have been commit
Paris, Nov. 13. German dele
gate to the armistice negotiations
have Issued a statement, asserting
that a brief delay In the evacuation
of occupied territory Is ", Indispen
sable, as to withdraw and deliver
the rolling stock immediately would
render execution of tbe armistice Im
possible. ' ' . '
Washington, Nor. 13. Rouman
ians are reported to have made . a
new declaration of war against the
Germans. It la Interpreted as pre
liminary to measures to disarm and
drive out, Mackensen's army which
has been oppressing the Rouman'
lans since the treaty of Bucharest
was signed. '
GERMAN'S MUST GIVE . 4
TP ALL SUBMARINES
Washington, Nov. 12. The
state department announced -f
that General Foch amended the
original armistice plans to pro- 4
vide for the delivery to us and
the allies of all German sub-
marines. Instead of 160. as
originally specified. General
Foch also made other
FLOUR RESTRICTIONS OFF;
MORE SUGAR IS ALLOWED
Washington, Nov. 13. The
food administration today with-
drew the regulations requiring
purchase of 20 per cent sub-
stltutes with each purchase of
.wheat flour. The same order -f
also Increased the sugar allow-
ance from three pounds per per-
son per month to four pounds
per person per month.
AVIATOR TELLS OF QUEER SENSATIOHS
III Ml Mil Hlli
SERBIANS ENTER THREE
London, Nov. 13. A Serbian of
ficial statement says that CettlnJe.
the capital of Montenegro, has been
liberated. . The Serbians have also
entered V'ersece, in Hungary, and
Novlssad. . , .
FRITZIK IS HEADED FOR
HOME AND GOING STRONG
With the British Army in France
and Belgium, Nov.. 13. All day long
the rear-guard troops of the shatter
ed and defeated German armies op
posite the British front have been
racing for their own" borrfer ' as
though their lives depended ' on
reaching there' own land; by night-
small portion of my
goggles which bad no frost, due to
a drop of oil which splashed on them
from the motor.
"It waa wonderful to see the very
clear blue sky with the clouds tftou
sands of feet below. The frost on
my goggles bothered me very much
When I was about 27,900 feet, I had
to remove my goggles, as I was un
able to keep a steady climb. My
hands, by this time, were very numb
and worried me considerably. The
cold raw air made my eyes water
and I was compelled to fly with my
head well down -Inside the cockpit.
"I kept at It until my oxygen gave
out and at that point I notice my
aneroid Indicated very nearly 29,000
feet. The thermometer showed 32
degrees below sero, centigrade, and
t h ravnlllHnna no. mtniitA fiait
est adversity. I made a steady climb dropped from 1,600 to 1,560.' This
circularly passing through clouds at la considered vrv stand, and I could
8,000 feet, 12,000 feet and 16.000 . not understand why I was only 29,-
feet. At 20,000 feet, while still 1 000 feet, after climbing for so long
climbing In large circles, my goggles 'a time, I remember that the borison
haeAmA fronted. ' mnlrtnir It vnrv nlf-' HnnmnH In lm varv miioh nut nf nloiu
ficult for me to read my instruments. but' I felt that I waa flying correct-
"When I reached 25,000 feet, I y anQ inai 1 was rignt ana tne nor
notlced the sun growing very dim, I lon was wrong,
could hardly hear my motor run, and) "About this time the motor quit,
San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 13. through the
Captain B. W. Schroeder of the
United States air service, who made
a new record flying to an altitude of
28,000 feet over the etate of Ohio
bn September 18, which record has
been officially confirmed, has writ
ten an interesting report of hla sen
sational flight to Major General
Kenly, director of the military aeronautics.
Following Is Captain Schroder's
"In order to take an alrulane to a
higher altitude than any other pilot
In the world, I made three attempts.!
The first one took, me M.OOO feet,
the second to 27,000 feet and the
last one to 28,000 feet, but now II
feel certain that I can get to 30,000
feet. N I
"The cold thin air is one's great
TI TO LIE
Aasert Immediate Delivery of RolBng
nock would fou Execution of
London, Nor. 13 The allied blgh
command baa informed tbe ' Ger
mans that there can be no modifi
cation of the condition of "the ar
mistice,' including the additional 24
noura given for the evacuation of
Belgium, Luiumburg and Alsace
Lorraine to permit the text to reacb
NAVY ASKS CONGRESS FOR -f
S600.000.OOO FOR KTTTPS -i.
Washington. Nor. 13 Tnrti.
eating determination to go -f
ahead with tbe great naval pro-
gram outlined recently by Sec-
r retarr Daniels, the nm lnirt. -a.
ment today sent to congress a -t
request for 3600,000,000 to be
utilized In building 10 battle-
ships, six battle cruisers and
140 smaller vessels. ; The types
of vewela' arc to be determined
TO THE BOCHE
a OUT Of BUSINESS
I felt very hungry. The trend of my
thought was that it must be getting
late, tha,t evening must be coming
on, but I was still climbing so I
thought I might as well stick to It a
little longer, for I knew I could
reach my celling pretty soon, then
I should go down even thouch it
were dark, I could land all right for
I had made ' night landings many
times before, and so I went to talk
ing tq myself and this I felt was a
gooa sign to begin taking oxygen and
I did. -
"I was then about 25,000 feet and
as soon as I starbed to inhale the
oxygen, tha sun grew bright again,
my motor began to exhaust so loud
that It seemed something must be
wrong wltb it I was no longer hun
gry and the day . seemed to be a
most beautiful one. 1 felt like sing
ing with sheer joy as I gazed about
I was out of gasoline, so I descend
ed in a large spiral. When I descend
ed to about 20,000 feet, I began to
feel much better and realized that
the lack of oxygen bad affected me,
I passed down through the. clouds
16,000 feet and as I remember, It
was snowing from these clouds upon
the next layer some 4,000 feet be
low. I am not' .positive of this as 1
may have been affected by the lack
of oxygen. I noticed as I descend
ed that the air seemed to be very
thick and etuffy, but very nice and
warm. ..... .
"Handed O. K. 200 miles from
where I started and broketh tlo of
my propeller, which was standing
vertical, when ' I. rolled into a de
pression In the ground. I did not
nose or do any other damage to the
plane or myself. I flew back to Day
ton with a new propeller."
Washington, Nor. 13. The renub-
lican publicity association, throueh
its president, Hon. Jonathan Bourne
Jr., today gave out the following
statement from its Washington
"No other business has been hit
harder by the war than the news
paper business, particularly In the
smaller cities and country , towns.
The large metropolitan papers have
probably suffered least. During
1917, more than 1.200 publications
went out of business. After making
allowance for new papers started,
it appears that there waa a net ih
of 62 dallies and 569 weeklies..
"The mortality statistics for 1918
will probably show as great a loss.
for tbe shortage of paper, the In
creasing cost of all kinds of supplies,
and the higher wages, together with
tbe heavy call upon newspaper men
ror military service, have been more
severe this year than last" J
FOUR BILLION ANNUAL
MAY BE NEEDED IN U.S.
Washington, Nor.- IS. Govern
ment financial needs for many years
are almost certain to run above 34,-
000,000,000 annually, treasury ex
perts estimated, and most of . the
money will be raised by taxation.
Consequently students of govern
ment finances think the taxes impos
ed last year and paid In June prob
ably will not be lightened material
ly by the advent of peace.
Secretary McAdoo today . warned
that taxes necessarily would be hlgb
for many years to pay oft war debts,
and that ' additional government
loans would be required.
Roughly, treasury officials and
congressional leaders In charge of
revenue legislation figure this way:
Ordinary ; government ,J exDensea
which ran around . 31,000,000,000 a
year before the war, will now
amount to. at least' I2.000.000.000l
annually for many years, and for
two or tbree year afte"r the war mar
SENDS REASSURING MESSAGE
TO GERMANY IN REPLY TO EB-
ERTS LATE APPE.iL
civ;"""' y'-:' :
TO TM STEPS IMMEDIATELY
Aaka That Order Be Maintained So
As to Inmre Equitable Distribu
tion of Supplies
Washington. Nor. 12. President
Wilson haa sent a reaseuraur mes
sage to the people of Germany, re
plying to the appeal from Cbancel-
lor Ebert, and promises aid in tha
matter of food and supplies and re
lieving the distressing want. Wilson
says steps will be taken Immediately
to organize relief work In the same
sympathetic manner la which. It was
carried out in Belgium, but that he
desires to be assured that public or
der wiu be maintained in Germany
and equitable distribution of tbe food,
can be clearly guaranteed. ', ' '
Washington, Nor. 13. Meagasea
from high sources In Europe, reach
ing tne president, are urging him
personally to attend the rreat oeace
conference. Members of the nrwri. .
dent's official family, it Is understood
are advising him against It.
Copenhagen, Nov. 13. Out of the
political chaos In Germany a repub
lic appears to be emerging. Control
at present is rested largelr in aol.
diers councils, but progress toward
substantial government is indicated
by the fact that Phlllpp Scheldemann "
tbe socialist leader, has proclaimed
from tbe steps of the relchstaz build
ing that the foundation of a German
republlo has been established. :
The : revolution continues tn
spread and kalserism appears to be
capitulating the length and, breadth
of the country. .. .-.
Germany's new provisional . a-or- v
ernment will be all red. that Is to
say, the bourgeolse parties will not
be represented in It This will not
be because of their unwillingness to
participate, but because the social
ists definitely refused to permit the.
bourgeolse to enter the new govern
ment ' .'
The plan is to give the lndeDen-
dent socialists - the vice-chancellorship
and two other secretarial posi
tlons. . There are Indications, how
ever, that Independents will demand
St Paul, Minn., Nov. 13. Official
and unofficial, returns, from . every
county In Minnesota Indicate that
state-wide prohibition waa adopted
at the recent election by a majority
of about 2,000 rotes.' ' '
SPRUCE CAMPS TOLD : '
TO STOP PRODUCTION
Portland, Ore., Nov. 13. Spruce .
production for planes has been stop
ped.' - Orders have reached all camps
In the northwest, stopping falling
and construction work. Shipments
from the cut-up plant at Vancouver
are also at an end.
TO BE INVESTIGATED
Washington, ; Nor. 18. Senate
committee to investigate the activ
ity of the' brewers, and Brisbane's
purchase of the Times, will extend
their scope of Inquiry to a general'
Investigation of the brewery Interests.
be double that figure.