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Turbulent Scenes In The
Hun Reichstag This Week
fay Deputies Attack Gov
ernment And Make De
mands On Rulers.
Washington, Oct. 2G. Turbulent
oeues were being enactod in the reich
stag this week' where. Polish, Danish
'end Alsatian deputies are demanding
tfrecdom from Prussianism. according'
to- diplomatic cables here today.
Taking the cue from the outspoken
Owens and Jugo-S:ars..of Austria, the
oppressed peoples of Germany are join
ing in a campaign against the domina
tion of the central; empires. Violent
speeches are being made in both the
troichstas and the rcichstrath, cables
Deputy Styobel, a Pole, claimed the
lrht of Prussian Poland to independ
ence; ' -i - - - .
"The German formula that every-,
where the ermau stake is struck is
- ttarman ground mint be put aside,"
tijyobel declared. "Wilson is hiimani
ty'a benefactor and is moved by the
Wrongest feeling of justice which lies
fcC:"men'g hearts. German rule has not
ieeiu so administered as to allow the
rotes to live there in comfort."-
Deputy Hanson, a Dane, said the
itherri Schleswig question should be
:nttled according to the wishes of the
tanish people there.
Deputy Ricken, Alsatian, created the
greatest sensation, the cables declared.
J see Chancellor Payer So In
1 forms Members Of
. Reichsiag. . .
- Amsterdam,. Oct. 26. ico Chanccl
:rvVon I'ayer, addressing the reichstag
! .Wednesday, declared the Berinan gov
ernment has no use for any ofiaeial
iio favors a peace of force over a
pnce of justice, accordiug to dispatch
received here today.
"Our enemies distrust our sincerity
- i)r peace, mainly on account of past
-events," Von Payer said.
"For that reason, .we, cannot take
stniss their doubts, mainly on a vbg
amiss their doubts. Our present great
est need is an unequivocal, honest,
' , . " We have no use for any govern
ment official favoring a pfaee of force
avtt a peace cf justice. .
. Washington, Oct. 26. Charles B. Fen
iell, secretary of the American Stock-
, liol-m-leghtion, a native of Kansas City,
died 6f pneumonia, the state depart-
nient was officially advised itoday.
ABE MARTIN X
A never fsilin' sijn o
in tin' titer's a circus
' o!e age is fer-
in town. Die-
Biry-is r.boiit as beroimn as goggles t i fort to check the flames which threat
tV general tun o people. Jm to invale Hollywood.
Ml :W nil
Bpcaking-for the Alsatian deputies he
said: . - ; '
' Alsace-Lorraine deputies consider
that the charge of obtaining for their
country complete autonomy, has, bw
Tng to the course of events, become1 in
sufficient," Denmark Justified
. Copenhagen, Oct. 26. "Denmark is
justified in her demand for a plcbe
scite in Sehe-lswig-Holstei'n," George
Ledebour, socialist, declared in an ad
dress in the reichstag, according to ad
vices from Berlin.
During the sitting announcement
was made of the receipt of President
Wilson's answer-to Foreign Minister
Solf's last peace note. The fitting was
at once interrupted and sectional dis
cussions were held.
Demand for Republic
The Hague, Oct. 26. -In his first
speech in the reichstag since his release
frora prison, . Herr Dittman, socialist,
demanded a German republic, it became
known here-today. . v '
' Independent socialists echoed the
demand at meetings throughput the
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Will Delay Answer
London, Oct. 26. The Gorman war cab
inet hn decided not-to answer Presi
dent Wilson's last communication un
til the entente allies gHate their con
ditions for ah armistice, according to
edvieea from. Berlin to-Zurich, a en:
tral News dispatch said today, ,
Telegraph. Wires f
Broken By Storm
The (Sipital Journal, in com-
!: mou with all coast papers is
short of telegraph news today.
Practically all wires to the east
are down because of the great
storm prevailing over the inter-
mountain region. ..
Efforts to et the news thru
today have accomplished little.
HSooney Petitions Supreme
Court To Review Decision
Washington, Oct. 26. Thomas J.
Mooney, San Francisco labor leader, to
day petitioned the United States r
prenii) court to review the decision ot
the California state supreme court up
holding his conviction of murder in con
nection with the preparedness day pa
Mooney's petition contends that' hi
was deprived of his liberty and that he
is about to be deprived of his life iu
violation of the 14th amendment to the
federal constitution. The petition also
claims that Mooney originally was con
victed by the use of perjured testimony
by the California state courts which
consistently denied granting hiui a new
Mooney's petition contends that the
state supreme (ourt did not rule on the
point that he is being deprived of his
liberty in violation of the 14th amend
ment. If the United States supremo
court grants Mooney's petition, it will
mean merely that the court eonscnig to
hear the cast on its merits and not that
Mooney be set free immediately.
- Printers Are Oa Strike
New York, Oct. 26. More than 5,000
printers and assistants are out on strike
today and virtually every printing
presj in the city, except those of daily
newspapers, is idle.
A delay jn the publication of all
weekly and monthly periodicals printed
here is certain.
Commissioners from Washington
have heard both sides and it ig expected-
a decision will be rendered next
week. The printers are asking a 35
per cent increase in wages, which aver
ages $31 a week,
Lookout Inn Burned
' At Los" Angeles Today
Los Angeles. Cat., Oct. 28. Lookout
Ina'was completely destroyed by fire
burn in? on the Outskirts of Hollvwood
(at, today. Powdennen with dynamite
re btin rushe.I to descent in an ef-
INFLUENZA EPIDEH I C
ON PACIFIC COAST
Over One Hundred Thousand
Cases Now Reported
Within Three States.
JNFLtTENZA IN OREGON.
Portland, Or., Oct. 2,6. There
are about 5,000 Influenza cum
in Portland, making a total of
6,955 in the state. There have
been 115 deaths reported in
Portland and 75 outside Port
land, making a total of 190 in
Oregon attributed to influenza
San Francisco, Oct, 26. With approx
imately 100,600 oases of Spanish influ
enza reported in ttte thvee, coast states
and hundreds more being reported
hourly in the larger cities, the epidem
ic has not yet reached its crest, ac
cording to statistics gathered today by
the United Press.--
. The number of deaths is variously
estimated in Washington, Oregoii. .tnd
California between 2000 and 3000. Ex
act figures are not available.
Health authorities in most of the
coast cities look for a slight increase
in the number- of cases, although they
agree that the situation looks (better
today than it lias fo the last week.
With 600 nw;ases te.ported ia-San
Francisco lip to 10 o'clock -this morn
ing, San Francisoe 's total . number of
cases today wise xpected to pass the
13,000 mark. Eleven deaths were re
ported herein two, hours today. Health
Officer Hassler said the epidemic- was
being controlled through the use of the
influenza masks. - . .
The number "of 'caseg in Seattle, was
on the increase today. The total num
ber of cases has reached 679s with 298
deaths. . ; r ,
Tacoma reports the number of cases
increasing. Eighty four new cases were
reported at Camp Lewis this morning.
Las Arigelcg health authorities be
lieve the worst of the epidemic is past.
In the last 24 hours S46 new cases
were reported, a decrease of 171 from
the preceding 24 hours. The total num
ber of cases since October 1 is 10,608
with the death in the southern Cali
fornia city 4 17. Los Angeles schools
will probably re-open November 6.
Ninety per cent of the children at
the Sherman Indian school at River
side have had the disease Approxi
mately 10C0 cases have been -reported
in Riverside. Physicians there believe
the "peak of the load" has not yet
been reached. . , .
Mayor Baker of Portland is consid
ering closing the stores in an effort
to check the disease. One hundred and
seventy new cases were reported in
Portland this morning.
-Stoek'tpn had " ISH new eases, and
four deaths this morning, bringing'W
total number of cases up to 1561.
Since the beginning of the epidemic
Long Beach has had 1400 cases with
California has 'approximately 60,000
cases and' Washington state 21,000.
Epidemic In Portland
' May Close All Business
Portland, Or., Oct. 26. With a rec
ord of 1771 Spanish influenza cases and
ninety deaths, and with the epidemic
still on the upgrade, Mayor Baker to
day threatened to close all stores if
they continue to disobey the spirit of
the restrictions now in force.
The city will not at present -force
all persons to wear masks, but it is
watching the effectiveness .of this
measure in other cities.
The mayor asked all department
stores to limit their advertising to es
sentials, to do away with special -bargains
and requested the general pub
lie to stay at home.
The city health officer ordered the
removal of all side windows in street
cars. If street car blinds are pulled
down arrests will follow.
BLIND TO TEACH BUND.
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 26.
Helen Keller, famed blind
woman, is going to France as
soon as she can to help cheer the
soldiers blinded in the war.
'If I can carry a message of
hope and cheer to the blind
soldiers," Miss Keller declared
today, "I shall be the happiest
woman in the world."
Id IYI CANAL
Two Hundred Passengers
Were Aboard Ill-fated
NO DETAILS RECEIVED
AT VATiCOUVER OITICES
Stealer Went Ashore On
Reef Is Report.
Vancouver. R C. Oct. 26. A ronnrt
-.avj xr..... iu- '
,that the r Canadian Pacific ateameT
rriucess oopius naa own iost ana,
that the loss of life is believed to have
been large. 1 ,
The big C. P. It. coasting steamer left
Skagway on Wednesday night at about
. T , u i' the. national war labor board was sought
down Lynn canal at a a- in. when she ... , , , r
. , todav on Tom Mooney's behalf when
Apparc'ntlr the weather has been bad
there, because: it was. known on Frida
afternoon that her passengers were
I .mi i j
A private message via ... Ketchikan
reaching Vancouver this afternoon says
the vessel and many passengers wer
lost. When last heard from last night,
Captain Locke is said to have sent
word that ' the main steam pipe had
broken, The vessel was holding on the
reef, but he then said that it was too
rough ' for . the small steamers which
were standing by to take the passen
gers off. Captain Locke did not regard
the outlook at that time as serious.
. ' j I
There were 268 passengers a
and fifty of a crew. Almost all the
passengers were Klondikers 1 on , their
way out f6V the winter.
Seventeen-' years ago the steamer
Islander, southbound from Skagway to
Vancouver, foundered near the place
where the Princess Sophia struck. Fifty
seven persons, including Captain Foote,
the raster, perished. The big' Bteamer.
bearing a heavy passenger list
Klondikers coming out for the winter,
with . their earnings made in the first mailed to the quartermaster's office
years of the rush, crashed against a in Portland. It is audited after the
partially submerged iceberg. Tho Is-1 usual If jvernment delays in clerical
lander sank within a few moments, and business, and then a requisition is sex'
many of the victims of the disaster! to the packers here to be signed. Thein
died in their staterooms, being unable lit is reiurned to tho quartermaster's
to get on-deck before the boat plung-joffice in Portland and after another
ed. ' usual delay, the check is received. Kv-
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 26. Lynn canal, work and now there is naturally great
in which Vanderbilt reef, on which theer delays. While there is the assurance
Princess Sophia grounded, is. located that the big allotments have been made
is about 70 miles long and from n, for the shipment of 10,000,000 prunes
quarter to half a mile wide. Precipitious from the northwest, the shipping in
cliffs wall tho treacherous passage-'structions have not been received. This
way, Skagway is at the northern end
or the canal, innumerable rocks ana
reefs make the entrance hazardous,
From Juneau to Skagway, is a moun-
tainous waste on either Bide, barren of
The Princess Sophia was built in 19 1
and has since been operated in , Alas
kan wators as a freight and passenger
teamship by the Canadian Pacific Rail-
way company. The vessel is of 2.320
gross tons, with a length of 245 feet
and a 44 foot beam. Her passenger cap-
acity is 500.
The Princess Sophia was in charge of
Cantain F-. B. Locke, of Vancouver. B.
C, at the time of her fatal mishap
nn.. - . 1 1 1 : L.i if . ....
The Vessel plies between Vancouver,'
B. C. and Skagway and does not come
to Seattle. No pawr lists are kept
at Seattle but it i. probable that manyl
Seattle people were aboard
ort Is Current
London, Oct. 26. The Turkish min
ister to Switzerland has' handed the
'British and French ministers to that
country an offer "of peace virtually
amounting to surrender, according to a
dispatch to the Daily Mail.
Mission is Secret
Zurich, Oct. 26. Prince Frederick
T.nhknwitr. and Karon Xndhernv. who
j represent the strongest anti-German
: tendencies at Vienna have left that
tar Switzerland charired with a
v.... nH j .. ;i, ...
'given, according to the Nenste Journal
lof Vienna'. :,
Have Grievance Because Of
San Francisco, Oct. 26. In the face
of warning from the war board that
they "would become subject to class one
of the new draft and threats of tho
Iron Trades Council that they would be!
forced to surrender their charter as a
bona fido labor body, the Ooaland local
of the boilermakers, shipbuilders and
helpers have voted to walk out of East
Bay shipyards November 2 if the Ma
cey award reprt was not in by that
timo. . . ' ; ; " . ;;
Representatives of the Oakland union
declared today that their action would
be concurred in by the Pacific district
council of boilermakers, listing mem
bership of 58,000 shipyard workers from
Vancouver,. B...C, to Ban Pedro, Cal,
-The trouble arises over tho proposed
Saturdav afternoon off, insisted on b
the Oakland boilermakers pending the
larrival of the Maeey award. It has
)(c1 aggravated bv the delay in tho
report of this award from Washington.
The unions involved have been wa:tme
word from it since December 1, 1917.
To Save Money.
San Francisco, Oct. 28. The aid
Su iar"M' "ffrl ?U
"at Fe.derat.on of Labor
" , u.e w, .aoor noara
resolutions adopted by the federation
a8'il''S "cw tnal:for Mooney,.
MANY ARE DELAYED
m a s i-n I
hitniP!ifc Tft hrmv At"! "Par
wK.j.aieais 10 Army Ana ray
IVlaV Kft KW!PlVWl In lP!l 1
. j WW- . ...
Although about 330,000 pounds of
prunes have been shipped to the army
in Texas and Illinois, the packers will
get no money from the shipments for
.ten days or more. After the shipments
are made, a bill for the prunes is
en in days before the war, tho govern
ment moved slowlv in the clerical
business, is with the r-nglish govern
ment ana nere again m
D 'i L 1J
wjf i 1 I I l&'l Ullice vvuu nail uuv im.iiu Inun-
filake Important Gal!!?.' in MP"'"'11 antl no experience as
I banking inspector.
London, Oct. 20. The British, aided
bv Americans, have crossed the Valen-
ciennes-Avesnes railway last night 'a
report from Field Marshal ilaif says,
They have captured Sepnicries village,
which lies just east of that, important
line. Qucrcnaing, west of the railway,
also was taken.
Nine thousand prisoners aud 150
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guns have been counted so far, as the"0 ProM,nt,M,artl u wn!!fr
ba? for three days of forward push-
A seven mile stretch of the Valcn-
noy to the east of Main, is in British!
Northwest of Valenciennes the Brit-
ish captured Bruille, Stamand and Bur-1
ARTIST COURT MARTIALED
San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 2fl.T-Find-iugs
of a court martial which yestcr
dv tried Mnnrice Becker. New York
itrtiut And AnrtnnniKt. nn chnrcrpa nt
desertion at Camp Bowie, Fort Worth,! Governor That man Martin has
were expected to be made public to-.jbP"i around again.
3ftv, t SargefitYes, I met him on the
Despite Becker's plea, made through
his attorneys, that he has always been
conscientious objector, the court held,
th evidence nf the defendant to be I
: t , l, I, n t ...ni.i,,.. I !M taI.
aware, later fleeing to Mexico. He was!-
IrscsaJly arrested Laredo, Texas. I
STATE BMS ARE HIT
BY PARTISAN POLITICS
OF PRESENT REGIME
Only Withycombe Republicans
Some Of Them Ignorant
Of Banking, Recognized .
When petty, partisan politics hits the
state banking department it is time
for the peoplo of Oregon to sit up and
This is the opinion of persons who are
familiar with the power and influence
which may be wielded by the state
banking department. No other depart
ment in fhc state government could
bring so much pressure to bear upon
every state bank as the banking de
partment, because the bank inspectors
pass upon all the, notes and securities
held by every state bank. The superin
tendent of banks , says whether the,
notes and securities are good or bad, so
there is great opportunity for him to
do mischief if he should desiro to bring
pressure to bear upon a bank.
But has anybody been playing poli
tics with the state banking depart
ment I ; !
They certainly have- .
Business considerations cut no ice
when the -question of partisan politics
is concerned, as shown by tho actions
of Governor Withycombe as chairman
of tho slate banking board.
When 8. O. Sargent, who is now in
spector for the federal reserve bank
ing board at Washington. D. C , was
superintendent of banks for Oregon, a
vacancy 'eenrred among ,th,rbuk . in
spectors in the department. Alexander
Martin, a prominent banker of Eu
gene, had recently sold his banking in
terests and one day he tojd Mr. Sargent
that he would like to have the position
as bank inspector for tho sake of ex
perience. As U is very seldom a man of. Mr.
Martin's banking experience Acan be
obtained to fill a bank inspector's job,
Mr. Sargent jumped at tho chance to
oargent iook ine matter
P witB h8 members of tho state bank-
boar? wh0 are Governor Withr
combe, Hecrctary of State Ulrott and
Stato Treasurer Kay, and told them
that he would not for a minute pre
sent Mr. Martin's name unless he was
entirely satisfactory becauso it would
seem very strange for a man of Mar
tin's ability and experience to be re
jected for Buch a position.
All three members of the board said
Martin was entirely satisfactory and
Mr Sargent was very much pleased over
being able to add Martin to his of
On the day of tho meeting of the
banking board, as Mr. Sargent entered
the meeting State Treasurer Kay call
ed him to one side and informed him
he would have to go back on his prom
ise to , vote for Martin for bank in
spector Sargent wanted to know' why.
Kay told Sargent that Governor
Withycombe had learned that Martin
was a democrat and that the governor
would not support him and the gov
ernot had asked Kay not to ote for
It was too late for Sargent to change
,H.,, ...Aun'liis plans, so ho proceeded to nominate
oners muvtp , . ... ,l. mi. .. j
Kay voted against him and Olcot for
him.' Governor Withycombe and Kay
then appointed a young man in Sar-
IF. l. r. Jl li,tl lw,..l,
I Was that sacrifice good business on
the altar of petty polities f ;
But there is more.
A little later another vacancy occur
red in the force of bank inspectors
Again Mr. Martin told (Superintendent
Sargent ho would liko to have the
place. Sargent reminded Martin of his
former experience and said he would
unlc, Martm himself would
peMonally see the membew of the
board nd obtain their promise ot sup-
1.Mflrt1in,,5ia. thB' Ho "awu8".thrce,of
them, including Governor Withycombe,
nd P'te& to Sargent that all of
them were agreeable to his appoint-
incut, nil riiiL. fc.?tw (r,uis wm uc nwu:u
present Martin's name at the
A day or two before the date set for
the board meeting Sargent went in to
consult Governor Withycombe. in sub
stance, tho following conversation took
isirocts or rortiana ana no spone arjoui
the vacancy and said he would like to
have the place. 1 told hiin I. would not
present his name unless he obtained the
I nmmiiA nf tho ftieiiihera of llie hnj! r.f
'vComtlnued on psgs two)
Advancing Annies Have Csp
. teed Elasy VCagss Since
v EOUGOYIX FCriST
Allied Forces Are iizzj
London, Oct. 26.-The allies are now
attacking in every theater ot the world
The Italian and Mesopotamian fronta
have become active, in exjunction
with tho offensives an the west front
in France and Belgium, the Balkan end'
Asia Minor fronts and the norjnorn
and eastern fronts in Bussia.
General Diaz, directing a combined
assault by- the Italians, British and
French in the Brenta-Piave sector of
the' Italian front." he scored important
initial successes, capturing several im
portarM "'n'etjfhts and" some Wands ia
the I'iave, in addition to taking near
ly. 3000 prisoners. '. .. ;
In tho Mesopotamia, General Mart
shall advanced astride the Tlgriso tirnl
the Adhnim rivers. He has driven the.
Turns out of Tauk, in tho latter region
and is withjn four miles of tho import
ant town of Knrkuk, lt!8 miles direct
ly north of Bagdad. Along the- Tigris
he is attacking the Turks near Fatah.
The French war office announced to
day that the Austro-Qcrnians are bomg
driven back on front of nearly fif
ty miles between Parfichia and Kra
lievo, in Serbia. j
French artillery and patrols art act
ive along the Ttonube.
The allies have won new and im
portant successes in every idouo of the
west front, from the Dutch frontier to
the Verdun region.
The British and French have begun
a new drive between the Lys and
Esciiut on a 15 milo front.
French Attack on Wide Front
J(jndon, Oct. 26. liritish and
French troops are attacking tootweeu
the Lys and tho Kseaut (Scheldt), cast
if Courtrai (a front of about fifteen
miles,) Field Marshal Haig announced
today, in a special communique on Bel
The British have captured Ooteghem
and Ingoygliem (seven miles west of
Audenanle). The French have reached
Zulto (nine miles northwest of Audo
"The French have carried Chateau
ZultD and have reached the fringo of
the village, of that name," the state
ment said. 'They havo occupied
Blauwpoort and are progressing along
the Waereghetn-Anscghom road.
"The British have occupied Ingy
ghem and Ooteghem and aro advancinjj
toward the Escaut.
"HrWish and French are attacking
between the Lys And the Esiaut, easi
YANKEES CLEAR FOREST
By Fred S. Ferguson
(United Press staff correspondent)
With the American Armies in Franca
Oct. 26. The Americans have cleared
the Germans out of the importauti
Bourgngnc forest, north of Grand Pro,
driving a sharp wedge into the enemy
lines. .,. ,; , .... ,. . : j . ,
The forest was taken in short rush
es, the doughboys then swinging cast
ward behind the German lines and
threatening to cut off the bocho north
west of Grand Pre.
The attack in the Grand Pre region
followed that of yesterday, farther, to
the eastward, in which the Americans
advanced nearly half a mile near Bauf
thcville, occupying the ' high ridga
north of that village. Tae positions
were taken after several assaults
against numerous machine gun nests.
One hundred' land seirty prisoners
Bourgogne forest extends from a
point west of Grand Pro to a point
about two miles and a half north of
that village. Bantlievillo is about ten
miles cast of Grand Pre. The high ridge
referred to extends from the northern
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