Albany daily democrat. (Albany, Or.) 1888-192?, October 24, 1918, Page 1, Image 1

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Da your Xmss Khaipln( Early
fur our boy Over There
Tonight and Friday CLOUDY
No. 138.
President Turns Over to Al
lied Commanders Oues
tion of Peace with
Kaiser Now
Allic$ Agree Cpon Condi
tions Which Must Pre
cede Armistice
WASHINGTON. Ort. 21. The
I i'rraidrnl tonight turned ovrr
lo Ihr Amrriran-AIIIrd military
I romamndrra (Ha quratioa of
l(rinini lo inr t.rrinan Fwr, i
he drrlarrd mat only aurrrnurr
la arrrptahlr if Ihr allird (roup
now or lairr ara forced lo dral
with lha katarr. Ha drrlarrd If
lha I nlled Slates mual dral with
lha military maatrr and snon
arrhlal aulorrala of Germany,
wa aiuat demand, aut peace ne
gotiations oui aurrrnurr.
ataled authoritatively tonight that
tha Praaldant'a rrply may ba rr
gardrd aa final bceauw ha thinka
that nulhinr mora ran br aaid or
dona until Grrmany rlrana house.
Grrfiany mual quit cold now
or fight tha war to a bloody fin
iah. Shr ran havr prara if aha
rhouaaa lo arrrpl Ihr allird terms,
but hrr quilting would mran sur
rrndrr on hrr part. Thus did thr
national rapilal today Intrrprrt
I'rraidrnt WiUon'a final rrply.
Thr allird romandrra have
agreed upon armistice Irrma. II
la Irarnrd reliably that Ihraa In
rludr thr evacuation of Alsace
l.orralne. Ihr rvarualiun of Hua
aian Poland, tha rraaation of all
munition manufacture In Ger
many, tha aurrrndrr of the Hun
aubmarinr flrrt, and thr occupa
tion of Grrman hattlrahipa by al
lird naval offirrra.
LONDON, Oct. 24. -The nlliea have
agreed to armistice ternia, it ia learn
ed tonight. ' '
PARIS, Oct 24. I'uria U eager lo
have the diplomatic situation lictwuen
Gvrmuny nnd the United States turn
ed over to Mnrahnl Foch. Prior to
receipt of WilaonTr- final note, The
Tempa anid:
"Mora than ever, Foch ahould lie
given the lead." Competent ohacrv
era Insist tlint Germany atnmla nlone
against thr nlliea. Auatrin anil Tur
key are pructlrnlly already out, thev
any, nml Germany a own population ii
aplit on internal questions. Tho al
moat unanimous quest for pence puta
her iH'tween the devil and tho deep aeu
of capitulation or revolution.
It ia believed both are merely
question of time, nltlio the allied ar-
miea may yet lie forced lo atriko tho
hardest blow of nil.
FOR RENT-n 1-2 acrea of land In
Kunriso by the share. Cnll Hell
phone 014V or jionio pnone
fritc AITCTinXlrtl CI Kntterlee.
farm anlea a specialty and all kinds
stock sale, t nil ai J. n. nownni
real estate office at .126 W. 1st, Al
bany, Oregon, for dales.
y do24n7wo29dl
Scores of Witnesses. Culled:
Judge Bingham Disposes
of Other Cuses
Tha raae of Frllrra va. Fellrca i
being tried in the circuit court room
tliia afternoon and aome ariiauliuiml
development aura promised before thr
cuiu'ltiaiuu of thu triul. Scores of wit-nraai-a
from various purta of the coun
ty have Ix-en called and the attornrya
exprcl to close tiie raae lata tliia af
ternoon. Judgo Bingham tliia morning issued
an order confirming the aale of prop
erty in the two raera of the First Na
tiuiml hank va. Con raj Myers.
In the raae of 1.. I). Porter va. W.
M. Ilruwn at al, a decree waa entered
in favor of the plaintiff.
There were several ilrfuult cuara in
which Judgmrnt waa entered.
n a tiny village of Lorraine where a
regiment of douKiiboya waa resting
after a lung atrrtch of time in the
renchea, a German ahrll found a mark
in two brulhrra. They wrre ruahed to
the nearest hospital mortally wound-
I. I
They weie just regular hard-fighl-
ng doughboys, liked by all the men in
I) company liecauae thry were good
puis who always did a little more than
their share. Every man in the com
pany admired the brothers Invause he
had seen them lichave bravely wiin
it was hard to be brave.
Out of all the men In D company it
wus hard to are why fate had singled
these two lo ba atrurk by one German
hell. Fate makra no explanations, so
the doctors in tha hospital operated
skilfully and quickly on tho brothers
and placed them in beds next to each
other in a ward full of wounded.
For a time both men lay thero hov
ering brtw-ixl life and death. There
was uncertainty whether or not thev
would ever gain consciousness.
Finally one stirred slightly, ojiencd
his eyes and gradually came to his
senaca. A motherly nurse bent over
him, and eased his pain as much as
possible. Then she whispered to him
that his brother was on the next cot
but still unconscious.
- Speaka lo His Urol her
The conscious brother looked dazed.
but gradually an enlightened look
came into his eyes, as he recollected
what had hapiened in the last few
centuries since his light had been
ilnusrd. He looked across to the next
rot, faintly reached his arm lowurd
his brother, and whispered, "l.o, Joe
how are you?"
The other stirred slightly, and grad
unity regained hia aensea. The nurse
gently eaanl him, as he looked alout
with a puzzled look, and finully told
The second brother looked over with
puined amazement
What are you in bed for, George?
Are you hurt, too?"
Yes, doe, thry any the same shell
got us both."
"Are you hurt badly, George?"
"I think so. Joe, I feel awful weak.
How are you? Does it hurt you a lot
"I don't know aa it does. I'm weuk
loo. Hut there's anothor feeling I
isn't descrilie."
"What is it, Joe?"
Hears Mother's Voire
"I dunnn, Grorge. But, remember
the things Mother used to tell us
when we were little, and fought to get
on her lap? I keep hearing her Idl
ing us Sundny school storiea, George
over and over, just the way she used
to do it years ago."
"We were on our way to mass when
it hit us, Joo. May lie that's why you
hear Mother telling lliblo stories. I
enn bear her now, too, Joe."
"I wish she were hero, don't ou?
"I should say so, Joe. Maybe the
nurse or someone will talk to us the
way Mother used to. We ought to do
it anyway, liecause if something hap
pened to either of us, Mother woulil
like to know we were all right."
"I think so, too; but say Georgo,
"If I should die, you'll be careful
so you can go buck and look after
Mother, won't you?"
"That's a promise, Joe. I wnnt you
to make the samo one to me."
"It's shake on it, George."
They reached their arras across the
space between the beds and clnSied
Unafraid of Death
"I'm not afraid," said Joe, "If you
Committee From Lihrarv
Board Obtains Small In
crease in Maintenance
.iltlc Business Aside From
Fixing Budget Done at
Council Meeting
The passage of an ordinuiu-e fixing
the tax levy for the city of All. any for
the year li'IV was tl'e principal busi
ness transacted by the city council at
the regular meeting which waa held
ast night.
The total lax levy is JI'..H:i:l. which
s SJ'tf mure than it was duimg the
resent year.
A committee from the library board
consisting of Judge Hewitt, J. C. Ir
vine and Kev. G. II. Young upeared
and asked an increase in the library
uilget from f IH'.iT to 12300, and the
increase asked for was unanimously
gruntrtl by the council.
The budget for the next year as
finally agreed to is as follows
icnerul running expenses ...$2C,700
nlrrvst on bond indebtedness . G,200
Sinking fund $70,000 refund
l.onis 2.200 fund $:'V,(H)0 city hall
site bonds l.t'.Ou
Sinking f.iml 1M.iiir) sewer
Sinking fi.nd K,(HKJ sewer
Sinking fund warrant indebt
edness and interest on pro
Hised bond issues 8.512
TOTAL tax levy $4!,I!H
All memla-ra of the council were
present and after allowing the cur
rent bills, the meeting adjourned.
Organizing to Give Aid
in Checking Spanish 'Flu'
The local review of the Woman's
Ilcncfit Association has received in.
structions from Miss Bina M. West
supreme commander of the associa.
tion, to organize at once in giving ef
ficient aid to the government and civic
authorities in checking Spanish influ
As the association has well estab
lished hospital committees and a niem-
liership of 1!'5.000 women throughout
the United States, it is well equipped
to give its help.
The organization is represented In
this locality by Albany Review No. 2
with Mrs. Murthn McAlpin as com
mander and Mrs. Lydia S. Van Winkle
as record keeper.
Attractive cards with definite in
structions ns to preventive precau
tions have been sent out and placed in
the homes of the memlership.
The local review is joining with the
authorities in giving all possible aid
in stopping the spread of thia epidem
Commander Mnrthn McAlpin, Al
linny, and Chairman Clara Feller, hos
pital aervire bonrd, Huhhanl, Or., has
been entrusted with this work for the
come through all right, Joe. I wish
we didnt huve to leave I) comnanv
though, but even if we got well we
probably couldn't go back with the
hovs. I'm afraid I'm pretty low.
George, but don't you worry. There's
no pain now.
"I'm not in pnin. either. George; but
awfully sleepy. We don't have to wor
ry about company 1, liecause the
bnys'll never lose a chnnce to get a
'That's right, too. I feel myself
going to sleep, so goodbye, Joe."
"Goodbye, George.
The brothers drowsed back Into
their nillows. and the old
chaplain, who had just arrived, made
hia acrvice a aimple prayer for two
brothers who were never to awake
In a certain New England town a
hrnve mother has been told by Uncle
Sam how the nation appreciated the
brave sons she reared, taught and
sacrificed. In a certain New England
regiment every mitri In D company has
promised himself and pals that D com
pnny will never lose a chance to get
a German.
Army Physician Says People
ait loo Ixjnic Before
Receiving Attention
O. A. C, Corvallia, Oct. 24.T-That
the oldfashioned rrmedies are best for
Spanish influenza is the opinion of
Major Charles Gross of the U. 8. army
medical reserve corps, headquarters
Sun Franciaro, who is making careful
inspection of health conditions at the
Oregon Agricultural college.
"Tha average person waits for at
hast two or three days before he is
willing to admit he has the grip. Im
mediate action is essential. Use the
good oldfashioned remedies flaxseed
tea without any atick in it, a hot foot
bath and a hot water bath at bedtime.
lemonnile is all Okay but it takes su
Will Hold Two Days Pending
Prospects of Reorgani
zation of Company
The indictment of Henry Alters of
Portland because of statements al
leged to be disloyal to the government
of the United States is having a re
flect action in Alliany and other towns
in Oregon where the Albert products
bava been sold extensively by the gro
cers. A meeting of the local businessmen
handling the A liters prodjc;s was held
here this morning and I. S. Hollo-
way later called up the house in Port
land and informed the management
that the Albany nierrh.-.nU propose to
send back tha goods now in stock
bearing the name of Allien. . Mr. Hol
loway was told that the members of
the board of directors of the company
have just arrived from Frisco and he
was asked to hold up any actiuc for
the next two days pending a reorgan
ization of the company.
On Buainraa Trip
Chas. F. Goettling went to Portland
this morning on business.
Hugh Hammcrly Called
Hugh Hammcrly has received his
cull and special induction papers and
will leave in the morning for CamD
Iwis to report to the medical de
partment. Hugh has been local agent
for the Telegram in Albany for sev
eral years.
To Work in Idaho
Mrs. Clara Morgan Kimscy left this
morning for Fruitiand, Idaho, to ac
cept a position there in a bank.
AMSTERDAM, Oct 24. U. P.
The Kniserin Is seriously ill at Tots
dam. Her children have been sum
Chancellor Maximillian is ill with in
fluenza, dispatches state today.
The following citizens failed to subscribe to the Fourth Liberty Lo: n
Bonds :
Precinct No, 4.
Wm. and Maggie Stettcr.
Precinct No. 5.
Thomas Froman, Charles L. Shaw, E.H. Rhodes, Richard Warner.
Precinct No. 7.
Fred Harris, John Rhier, Derk Rottink.
Precinct No. 8.
Joe Croft, John W. Warne. Wm. Hinrick.
Precinct No, 9.
Wm. Avcrhoff, D. D. Hacklemnn.
Orleans Precinct
Geo. Anthony. Geo. Blevins, Henry Rentsch, Mark Lafferty, John
Beach, Cleve Kiley, Roger Hamlin, E. W. Black, Jed Hulburt,
John S. Bill.
Calapooia Precinct
W. II. Fehmerlinir, Surah Wills, James Caldwell.
Tangent Precinct
Samuel Jensen, Fred" B rummer, Wm. Lochner, Fred Einrichs,
John Fcl.:e , Charles 1elzer, Forrest Jenks.
Price Precinct
Q. E. Tropst, John W. Propst, Ed Holloway, Walter Plagmann,
Wm. Schneider, Edwin Ilurkhnrt, John Carnegie.
Knox Butte Precinct
Margaret nnd John Goisendorfer, Harvey Freitag, It. L. Kizer.
Syracuse Precinct
John Wills, C. F. Cooper, John Win,kley. ' ,
Sunrise Precinct
Ubbe Peters, Dick Peters, C. II. DeLancey, Frank Meister.
Neuville and Several Other
Villages Fall Before
Advancing British
French Make Gains on the
Oise Front; Big Guns
Pounding Huns
LONDON, Oct 24. U. P. The at
tack waa resumed thia morning on the
whole front between the Sambre-Oise
canal and the Scheldt river, Gen. Haig
Continuing their progress here yes
terday evening, the British crossed
the Escaillon river two miles west of
Leuqucsnoy, capturing Beaudigniss,
Saleschea and other villages.
The Britons repulsed a strong coun
ter attack opposite Vendigies. Raismes
Forest, above Valenciennes, was clear
ed of the enemy and Thiors, Hauterlv
er and Thun villages were captured.
There is determined local fighting
west of Tournal without material
PARIS, Oct 24. The war office to
ilay reported local gains on the Oise
front between the Oise and Serre riv
ers and above Rheima. "On the Oise
front we crossed a canal east of Grand
Verley. We hold the east bank
spite counter attacks. On the plateaus
east of Vouzierrea there are great ar
tillery duels in progress." ran the
war office communique.
HAVRE, Oct. 24, The Belgian gov.
eminent will make Bruges its tmpo
rary capitol, it is announced here to
Must Convert Bonds Soon
Says E. D. Cusick
According to word received by J. W
Cusick & company, parties desiring to
convert their four per cent bonds into
the four and one-half issue, should
turn in their old bonds at once for the
time when such exchange will be per
mitted is limited.
"Flu" Situation Here
Not Held Alarminf
Dr. Myers, city health officer, last
night reported to the city council that
some eight cases of grip had been re
ported to his office and that there
were several other eases that would
be reported in today. Most of the
cases are mild and many of those in
eluded in the above figures have com
pletely recovered and resumed their
usual duties.
Fred Miller, who shot himself
accidentally near Plainview
recently, passed away yester
day at the Lebanon hospital.
Prices for Bread Are Fixed
by Local Food Ad
ministrator A household may purchase several
months' supply of flour at one time,
provided the substitutes are purchased
along with the flour. However, the
hoarding of 'flour is not permissible,
says A. C. Schmitt, county food ad
ministrator. Households raising their own wheat
are allowed to take it to the mills and
have their winter's supply of folur
ground at one time, provided they pur
chase the required amount of suosti,
tuUra either fmm the mills or from
their retail dealer. The amount of
substitutes required in case a house
hold has its own wheat ground ia the
same as that where the flour is pur
chased at a regular retail store, and
the substitutes that can be used are
exactly the same.
The price at which bread can be re
tailed has been fixed by the federal
food administration as follows:
A pound loaf 10c; a pound and a
half loaf 15c.
Every household is called upon to
conserve wheat flour and breadstuffs
in general; meat and fata of all kinds,
particularly dairy products, augpr and
reed grains.
Households are urged to use milk,
one-third of a quart at least for each
adult, and a pint for every child, per
Every household is allowed two
pounds of sugar per month for every
member in the household. In order to
obtain sugar a card must be signed
with the dealer, which card is retain
ed by the dealer, and all sugar pur
chases of the household are recorded
on this card, and this card is turned
in to the county food administrator
where the monthly purchases of each
household are tallied up and kept on
record. Sugar for canning purposes
can be obtained by writing to the
county food administrator for a per
mit These permits are issued for
not more than ten pounds of sugar al
one time, and the sugar can be used
for canning and preserving purpoacs
only, and not for general household
purposes. The issuing of these per
mils for canning sugar will be dis
continued with the first of November
While no definite arrangements
have been made as yet to provide
households with sugar to sweeten fruit
that was put up without sugar, yet it
is expected that such provision will be
made by the federal food administra
Under alt conditions and circum
stances, sugar should be used econom
ically, and suar purchases for can
ning purposes must not be used for
general household purposes.
One pound of substitutes must be
purchased with every four pounds of
wheat flour, that is 25 pounds of sub
stitutes must be purchased with every
100 pounds of wheat flour. Where
rye flour is used with wheat flour,
two pounds of rye flour must be pur
chased with every three pounds of
wheat flour. The following are the
only wheat flour substitutes: corn-
Hour, comment, feterita flour, kaffir
flour, Milo flour, bean flour, peanut
flour and sweet potato flour.
More Moss Arrives
at R. C. Moss Rooms
The ladies of tTie moss division of
the Red Cross are urged to meet at
their rooms tomorrow afternoon for
work. Eighty-seven more sacks of
moss arrived today. This will be the
last allotment for Albany for this
Went to Portland
George Sanders went to Portland
yesterday on business.
I Returning from Fishing Trip-
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Anderson and
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Morris returned
yesterday from a hunting trip over in
the Alsea country. They report fish
ing good but on account of the rain
they came home.
PARIS. Oct. 24. Deputy Sem
bar, writing in The Hrure, de
clares: ."No reply the President
has made equals thia for vigor
ous, admirable frankness. It tella
Germany her destiny ia in her
own hands. Will she dethrone
the Kaiser or persist in Imperialism?"
Correspondent o f London
Times Says Germans
Bitterly Oppose
Americans Make Gains De
spite German Efforts;
Attacks Repulsed
I WASHINGTON. Oct 24. Bra. I
ing. determined opposition, tha I
Americana Wednesday made aub- I
atantial gains above Verdun, cap
turlng Hots Hellrau, and pene
trating the Boia d'Etrayea and
Bo is d'Wavrille. Over a hundred
Huna were priaonered, Pennine
American airmen shot down IS
enemy planes and one observa
tion balloon.
LONDON. Oct 24. U. P
The Times correspondent with the
Americsn forces declares it would
be difficult to exaggerate tha
violence of the opposition which
the first American army is meet
ing with between the Mruse river
and Argonne sector.
"Indeed, alow as progreaa la, it
ia quite remarkable when all cir
cumstances are considered," says
he. "Little by little the Amer
ican diriaiona are pushing for
ward. aaTtng breached the, Krienr
helde positions both at Grand Pre
and east of Landres."
' "Bantheville weat of the Meuse la
completely occupied. Our line has
been established along the ridge north
east of the village. Facing bitter
fighting about Grand Pre, we captur
ed 75 prisoners and eight machine
guns. Artillerying has been violent on
the whole front, reaching the greatest
intensity east of the Meuse."
Tractor Pulls Ford
Out of the River
One of Murphy's tractors was call
ed into service at 4 o'clock last night
to pull a Ford car out of the Willam
ette river at the foot of Broedalbin
The car is owned by Jessie Scott and
plunged over the bank when Scott at
tempted to crank it with the break
Former Albany Boy
Dies in Washington
Word has been received here of the
death in Ellensburg, Wash., of Miles
Kidder. The funeral will ba held in
Albany, Friday.
Mr. Kidder will be remembered as
a former Albany boy, having attended
school here. Mrs. Kidder was Miss
Ethel Thompson, a nieca of Geo. L.
This is a specific instance of how a
pigeon saved a man's life.
It happened in the daya before the
St Mihiel salient was wiped out and
while the Americana were holding the
four-year-old line before Seicheprey.
It was an inky black night, but patrol
ling was necessary, and a little group
of doughboys crawled over tha para
pet, thru the wire and out into No
Man's Land. One of the boys carried
a pigeon basket on his back. Tha light
wicker carrier fitted between hia
shoulders and he scarcely noticed tha
weight of it The man with the pigeon
basket was assigned to go to tha right
of the main patrol body, with the un
derstanding that the entire unit would
meet at a specified place and time.
But a barrage came down. Tha
boche heard the movement and turned
loose artillery. The lona American
was cut off. To escape the barraga
he was compelled to take cover in a
position from which he knew escape
was Impossible. A single American
moving there would be sura to brine
outposts down upon hia head. A
stronger force could fight tha out
posts off, or possibly get back to Its
(Continued on Pago Pour)