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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM. OREGON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1918.
, Beverly Bayne
A Crowning Triumph of Wit and Humor :
"A PAIR OF CUPIDS"
. ' TOM MIX
The Wildest Cow Puncher on the Screen in
"A SOFT TENDERFOOT"
Sunshine Comedy -
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN
General Sterner Orders
To Confer Sunday
FOR ARMISTICE TURNED
DOWN BY ALLIED LEADERS
Commanding General Will Re
ceive Delegates Bat Will
Not Step fighting
By John De Gandt
(United Press staff corf espondent)
Paris, Sept. 28. High government
circles in Paris expressed no surprise
today at the Bulgarian bid for peace.
To the United Press came the informa
tion that the request for an armistice
came from these facts:
"(Bulgaria is tired of her seven years
of fighting. Thore is much discontent
against her allies.
"The parley might have a chance for
success if Bulgaria entirely trusts the
"There is little likelihood that the
entente will handle the situation with
bad feeling1 toward the Bulgarian peo
ple themselves, but Bulgaria must re
nounce her exaggerated ambitions, .
"Peace is only possible in accord
ance with the already known allied con
"Bulgaria feared that Turkey would
boat her in this step and thercforo act
ed quickly in herwn interests.
"There is every reason to believe
that Turkoy ig tempted' to make a sim
ilar offensive." .
An armistice to the' hard pressed
Bulgarian armies fleeing before the el
lii forces in Macedonia has been re
fused by Oeneral . B-'Esperey, who
commands the French forces in the Bal
kans, but he has agreed to meet some
representatives of Bulgaria if the flag
of .truce cud the request for an ar
mistice are carried to the British lines.
General I) 'Espcrey has informed the
French government of the request as
"Tonight a Bulgarian officer pre
sented himself upon behalf of General
Tomodow, who says he is commander
of the Bulgarian armies, proposing an
armistice for 48 hours to- allow the ar
rival of two accredited delegates of
the Bulgarian government, viiw the fi
nance minister, -Liapt chef fet, and Gen
eral Loukoff, commanding the second
army, soming with the permission of
Kiing Ferdinand to establish icondi
tions of an armistice and, eventually,
General , D'Esperey reported, ha re
plied: "I am unable to grant an armistice
but will receive the dolcgatcs if they
present themselves to the British lines
accompanied by a flag of truce."
General D'Esperey also said that lie
had denied an armistice becauso ho
feared the request might be a ruse to
gain time for reorganization.
La Liberte,,a Paris newspaper, com
menting on the request today, said.
"The czar's offer indicates & Ger
man defeat in tho Oceidont."
"If the negotiations ..take place,"
said Intrasigeant, "they will engage
not only France but all the allies," -
Continued from page ane)
eaBt of the Apremont-Cicrges lines."
"The French and AmericanB yester
day again lost heavily,
"Enemy attacks on our positions bo
tween Bibecourt and Villers-Guislain
"Between Epehy and Bellicourt En
glish and American divisions were re
pulsed. The enemy was driven back to
his starting position at Lempire and
beyond." -v '
Artillery In Italy.
Borne, Sept. 28. Intense artillery
fighting in various sectors of the Piave
front was reported by tha Italian war
Thore was lively local fighting in th
mountain sector, especially near Giudi
carie. ' .
In the Vallarsa sector a largo enemy
assault was attempted Thursday night,
following intense artillery preparation.
It was beaten back in disorder. .
- London, Sept. 28 The Japanese have
efefcted a junction with General Hufu
lov, and have occupied Zeyapristan, it
was announced in the Japanese war of
fice statement received here today.
Japanese mounted troops, converging
from the main forces, 4ave effected t
junction with General Bufulov," the
".After overcoming resistance, Jap
anese cavalry occupied Zeyapristan."
At any rate the footprints smeared
all over town this morning follow the
straight end narrqw chalk lino. One
shudders to thiuk what the- showing
might be if the twon were "wet."
Silverton "Over Top"
With Little Effort
-Silvertol went over the top in the
fourth liberty loan drive without any
particular flurry or fuss. It required
just one week to turn the trick. The
first work done was Monday evening,
September 16, when a meeting was
held in the M. E. church parlors to
devisio the plans of proceedinig. The
plan of operation and the results ob
tained are evidence enough that the
outline was a sucess.
Our quota was $171,000, and by Tues
day evening the pledges filed netted
$171,050 and still there ig more to come
as some of the outlying districts 6re
still working and have not' yet report
We have every reason to feel proud
of our success in this drive and we be
lieve everyone is. Appeal.
STRING OR NAVY, LET
BEAN JOIN RESERVES
(U?)T WE'R.6 in PINE
o lit iw,"y
n rA i
ITO B(W flREFN TeiNC. ICUl t-ccr-r
ow such bew m re in peiwto
vm-wiiiun row 1 mole USE.
Dried beans are ereat and hnw tn
prepare them is best told in the
free drying book any reader of this
paper can have by sending a two
cent stamp to the National War Gar
den Commission at Washington.
When you select YOUR phono
graph be sure that it plays all
makes of records so that you'
can hear your favorites. "'
By means of the Ultona all-record
reproducer, a new and en
tirely different idea, and the all
wood Tone Amplifier, the Bruns
wick plays all records, at, their
best ' ;
The Brunswick requires no ex
clusive artists. It plays them all.
. Didyou see our display at the State Fair? It was the finest display of
- - 'phonographs ever displayed
tie, . W32wt -mim.Jf i
C. S. Hamilton
340 Court Street
Tho thirty-eight captains who work
ed with General Steiner on the Fourth
Liberty Loan drive are advised to meet
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Commercial- club. Each of . the cap
tains have been mailed the following
"We have mado our initial advance
on this 4th Liberty Loan campaign
and I regret to admit that wo have
been unsuccessful and have been driven
back into our trenches, so to speak, by
the Generals of our enemies, to-wit:
General Apathy, General Indifference
General Selfishness, etc.
Our ranks were thin in spots at the
beginning of the advanco, and the
result was that such sectors were un
able to hold their own with others
who were more fully manned.
"We must reorganize our forces,
drill them right, equip them, and send
them over the top on another cnarge,
and thijl time it will be to Victory.
"We will insure victory by being
thoroughly prepared and ready to go
over the top and forward to our. goal,
before we undertake to do so. We are
all aware, and have been from the be
ginning, that we were making a pre
mature start on the recent drive, but
the same was forced upon us by the
State Committee and we had no choice
in tho matter.
"I am asking all of you Captains
to meet with me on Sunday, the 29th,
at 3 p. m. at tho Commercial club aud
itorium, for the purpose of enabling
me to explain to you what 1 have in
mind and to get 'your ideas and as
sistance i nth planning and arraying
of our new drive.
"I earnestly urge that you be pres
ent so that I may get a true measure
of the assistance that I may expect
from mv Captain's. Yon will apprecia
te that the responsibility of raising
Salem's ouota rests equally with you
and the other Captains, individually,
as it does with me. It is as much your
duty to do your part as it is nuno to
do my part, as you no doubt realize
"Tf bv chance vou cannot POSSIB
LY be there, please call me by phone
and advise me to that effect, and ar
range to have a lieutenant represent
yo,u at tie meeting.
"P.. E. LEE STEINEB,
"General 4th Liberty Loan Cam
Walter Olson Writes
from Langley Field
Waltei 0. Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
N. B. Olson of rural route 0, Salein,
has been doing some flying. Ho writes
in part as follows: ',
'I have been up six times and go
every time I have a chance. Most of our
airplanes are camouflaged. Wo have
some of the famous DeH&vilands and
siiads. I have been up in a spad sev
eral times. They are quito fast and
aro used for photography. Tho ueuavi
land has a Liberty motor end is the
most powerful machine we have. They
use it for bombing hero. The other day
it crawled to a height of 23,000 feet
in one hour. It can also go' up at a
60 degree angle. Some prowler, believe
Our chances for going over are rath
er small but if we don't, I will trans
fer to tho infantry. They have quite
a few mechonics across and need them
worso over, here on training planes."
Tho letter was written from Lang
ley Field, not for from Washington, D.
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tho points reached by the infantry.
mo roads and iicld swarmed with
British contingents comiiiff nn in tlin
front. There was practically no firo
to disturb - them as they repaired the
canal bridges destroyed by the Germans
or built new roads around oinnf irn-
ter8 in tho main road whera the onemy
expiouea mineg as he retreated.
xv ot until tne end of two hours did
the German irans show siirna nf iww.
cd activity, dropping high velocity
sueus nere and mere in tne open fields,
seeking 0ut the British field guns, which
were methodically pouring out a harras
ing fiiv ort the lino beyond Cambrai.
Many Burning Villages
To the rieht on the horizon vlllon.
could be seen burning doubtless the
worn or tlie Hermans, since no British
guns had been turned on them
The canal itself and its surroundings
made clear whv it was imrlvl a a
central point in yesterday's operations,
yet made it harder to undent and liAOr
the British swept across it as fast as
tncy din. Us steep, smooth sides of
fered little hold .for the Canadians and
others who had tho inh nf olnmhnrinn
in and out. Yet, somehow, they man
aged to ao it under iiro from machine
guns planted all along the ridgpg over
looking it, notwithstanding .that the ele
ment of surprise had been eliminated
by thw timP they reached the canal.
' Capture of Canal.
It was first necessary to rush down
300 yards of. slope and smother the
fire of German outposts on this side
of the canal. Just beside the main road
a scattered brickyard, with kilns form
ing natural dugouts, afforded the Ger
mans a trOI)ph(jl(l. But tliPir worn nl,r
utilized until it became apparent that
tne nriusu rush could not be checked.
Then the bochei cleared nut tnt;
- . - fe
many machine guns with them.
examination of the kilns, as well as
the surrounding emplacements, showed
that the Germans had cnrrioil dvh
practically all the material. '
The same was true of the other side
of the canal, where remarkable tunnels
were found in the riW ' alnnr H.o
bank. Bidges on either side of the road
enabled machine gunners to sweep the
approaching British almost at will, but
when thev saw their cnnl.l nnt iin
onrush the machine gunners wilted and
ried, takiTiff their guns wit), them. '
Biooay courion wood. -
Early reports announced th oonlnrc
of a thousand prisoners, in connection
with the taking of ncsquiercs ' and
A Crescent Prefect
There never has been a 25 cent Coffee more popular than
Crescent "99 on this market. For twenty years it has
been the standard 25 cent Coffee. And.because of this
popularity it does not stay on the grocers shelves. Thus
it is always fresh, fragrant and
of full flavor.
Makes War Baking
It Raises the Dough
Your grocer can supply you
with Crescent Baking Powder;
Crescent Cream Coffee, 40c. a lb.;
Crescent ,,99" Coffee, 25c. a lb.;
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Ribecourt, while another wave, pass
ing through and rclievoing the first,
took another 260 and a battery. No
britisher ever thinks of Cantnign and
Cainbrai without remembering last No
vember whon Burlon wood changed
hands. Ycstorday tho Canadians, after
taking Marquon, enveloped thj wood
land village of the same name with
comparatively little opposition. I do not
intend to give the impression that tha
fight wasa eqmplcte walkovor. One
division was compelled to fight ctesper
ately to convince the Germans that they
must give up Anne X, while another
found some factory buildings three
thousand yards beyond the canal the
toughest kind of problem. Stem dvfense
war met at Beauchainp.
Strongest Defenses Shattered.
The fact remain that the British, by
putting sufficient power into the blow
thero is no nevd to disguise the fact
that the British put tremoudous power,
in men, guns and tanks into this blow
wero able to aliatter the finest land
defense the Germans haw been able to
The explanation unquestionably earn
bo found "i tlie human equation. Jn
the line of prisoners five blocks long
physical nondoscripts predominated. I
suw two who looked no more than 15
years old and the whole bunch looked
far from first class fighting material.
It is difficult to judge an army by
a singlp batch of prisoners, but thore
may be some significance in tlua fact
that men whom tho rapidly advancing
British wore sending back under escort
yesterday afternoon wre not of the
sanio quality as tho tivnch system they
wero chosen to defend.
Tho greater part of tho allied lino
upon which counter-attacks were thrown
was held by Generul Cameron's corps.
These counter-attacks were repulsed by
troops from Oregon, Washington, Ohio,
New Jorsey, Virginia, Colorado, Wyom
ing, Montana aud Murylund.
General Pershing's troops made a
great haul of German ahiltery in the
region of Danncvoux. The Americans'
capturo included four big 210-millimet-re
guns and eight ISO-millimetre pieces
and 15 trench mortars, 10 field gucs and
34 machine guns.
' We Will Move into Our New Lo
cation the Imperial Furniture Com-
panyg Building, about November 1,
and from now until we ntove we will
make liberal reductions for cash, on
Everything In Stock.
We have the best line of heaters in Salem.
Now is the time to Buy Your Heater while
Stock is Complete and Prices are Right. We
have Fireplace Heaters, Hot Blast Heaters,
Wood or Coal Heaters in all the Different
sizes. IF ITS FURNITURE YOU WANT
(And at the right prices) COME TO US.
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