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SPECIAI. WILLAMETTE VAL
LEY NEWS SERVICE
FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO.
Howard, U. P. President, Cab
led TMs Information
SECOND MESSAGE SAYS
Last Report Badly Delayed;
Admiral Wilson Acted la
- Good Faith. -
WILSON WAS RESPONSIBLE
Brest, France, Nov. 8 Ad
miral Henry B. Wilson, U. S. N,. '
commander of tho American
forces in French waters, today
wade the following statement: '
"Tho statement of the Unit
ed Tress relative to the sign
ing of the armistice was mudo
public from my offiee, on the
basis of what appeared to be
official and authoritative' in
"1 am in a position lo know
that the United Press and its
representatives acted in per
fect good faith 'and' that the
premature announcement was
tho result of an error f jT which
the agency .wo in no wise re
sponsible." New York, Nov. 8. Yesterday's an
nouncement of the signing of tho ar
mistice between 'Germany and the al
lies was made by Admiral Wilson at
(Hrest "and was filed to the United
J'ress with the admiral' s approval.
This information was received by
the United Press in a cablegram from
ioy "W. Howard shortly before noon
Practically til the same' lime another
message from Howard was delivered to
the United Piess stating thut'Admiral
Wilson made the- "announcement in
IJiest at four p. m, French time, hut
that later he was notified that it was
not eonfirmable. This latter message
.Med by Howard did not show, in the
f IFR ill f WF ffif (Iff f HI fflft Mil Pif
torm in which it was -delivered, whetht street and quickly ' mined ' with the
it it was sent yesterday or how long it! crowd. In that -way wo got out of the
'uid been held p. " - j city and reached an unguarded German
Howard's cablegram clearly showed air'deme. 'After having difficulty in
that Admiral Wilson acted in good 'trying t0 run out a pjlane, we finally
fstith, stating that- he supposed the an-(grew 'exasperated and tore down the
iionnceinent was official and therefore I
. i- : i l.. .11... a n.n
fiave ma appruim to i lie in:nS i uic
message to the United Press in New
ir. . ,
Tha United Press toilay asked 'the
iovernment to ascertain how long
Howard s jnessage, stating that Al'mirt
in vviioii .111 1 111,1 i ,!! nr. miinmiifcv-
,,A,f ohn tl,o ho 1(. n-Oo nn-,"
tifiocl that it was niicanfirniable, were
lield up by the censors. ;
There was reason to believe that the
uefige stating that fhe news was nn
onlirmable was badly delnyed, iu view
if the fact that it was -not received
nt.-ic uiiiii annuo. ,..,iiia, ui
urier ine original rHiuegmn'. int mca-
fagea1 received tonay
from 11c ward
were sj. follows:
Unipress New York: Paris, urgent,
i.rcst, Aunurai tvnwii, i-.io amiouncru
lirest newspaper lfiOO (4 p. m.) arinia-
tice been 'iiicu later notiiien nn
tonfirmable meanwhile Brest riotously
The other message .real: .
"Unipress, New York: lirest, urgent,
rmUtice bulletin tas-'d local announc
ed (announcement ) ,by Admiral Wil
on, admiral supposing official was
filed with adm'flpar latiproval local
siffwspaper bulletined Brest celebrate4jsl!lsiie(j beyond further UFefulness.
nightlong. ., , - 1 McNary'a dianff enr was driving
"HOWARD. tttt( was taking the senator to hi. apart
It will be noted that the first nient when the accident occurred. The
message quoted was signed by the 'senator was sitting in the rear seat. A
names of both Howard and Simms and 'speeding auto approaching on a cross
was filed through the Paris office ia
tlie same form as the message receiv
ed yesterday. In every way this first
quoted message received indicates that
rt Ja probably filed very quickly af-
- . r- j - j j -
oaixuiitd on page two
AMERICAN AVIATORS TELL
ABOUT THRILLING ESCAPE
IJonaldson, An Ace, Fell From
Height Of Three Thous
By Don Chamberlain.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
London, Nov. 4. Three Auicrieun
aviators have" just arrived in London
after having escaped from the Ger
mans. They made their way to Holland
after a thrilling 24-day hike through
occupied Belgium. The mon tramped
flt night and slept in the day time, ex
cept when they were in Brussels. Then,
with civilian clothes covering their uni
forms they walked the streets by day
light. ' X
Tho aviators are Lieutenant R. An
derson of Honolulu, whose brotjher lives
ut 114 Richmond street, Plainfield, N.
J.; John Donaldson, son of General
Donaldson of Washington, D. C, and T.
E. Tillin.glmst of Westerly, R. I. They
all escaped from Fre9ucs and were in
torviPwed by the United Press on their
arrival herb. - - -
Five to One. .
"I was downed at Fresnes on August
27," said Anderson. "They were tvvti
to one against me. After having been
wounded throe times, I fell 3,000 feet
and war taken to the hospital at Mons.
"Later I '.was taken to , the prison
camp nt Fresnes. " '
Tillinghast .was brought down near
Qamliiai on 'September 22, when 30 to
50 Huu planes attacked him. He said:
"When I was separated :? from the
squadron I coasted to thground ami
the machine came to halt hi front of a
Hun dugout, when the engine ' went
dead. The Fritzics came out and shook
hands. They said I ought to bo' glad
to be out of the war. That night 1
slept in a church and then was removed
r. , , , . . . ...
Donaldson, ,who is an ace, beniff offi-
. .' ' . . . :
eially credited with bringing down five
llun planes and unofficially to hava de
stroyed nine, was attacked by three
Germans near Cambrni September 1 at
a height of '8,000 feet.'
Escaped Prom Prison.
"I managed to down one of them in
three minutes," he said; "but, a bul
let hit my engine and downed me. 1
landed almost simultaneously with th'u
Hun that I had downed. However, the j
enemy machine went up in flames.
burning the pilot alive. .The Germans
congratulated Tne on my escape. I was
taken to t'oude, where I met Lieuten
ant Oscar Mandel of New York on Sep
tember's. Mandel and I escaped from
prison by jumping from a winnuw t.n
the second floor. We landed in the
At dawn we got the plane jnJ
to flv. Just then a German me-,
shape to fly. Just then a German
c.haili. - app'r6ached. nnd discovered us.
Ho wiiseil a ve . Wn jirabhed ft m ni
the tussle e .tabbed me in the back,
Mandel put him ;,ut of co,niBSion by:ag,ee wit1' the unofficial totals. He is
hitting him over the head with a flash-' alfi0 waiting for the complete count
.. , ,
Then we ran for it.
ma in oaeu noie.
"We passed through seven lines of
occupied trenches and got into B shell j
hole before the German first line, whero
we hid oil day. During that day an
lEnglish battery wiped out a Hun bat -
in, iii-ur ill. Jll nielli ullVdJlt'til
across -o. aian s lana ana reacnea n
stream, .where we neelcd off our clothes
iaud were just ready to dive when a
Hun natrol. rennirin'ir tfires whic.fi tlm I
KnKiigh battery had mauled, discovered
rind eaptured us. We were taken to
Fresnes, where we were kept 14 days
on solitary, on bread and water." At
SENATOR McNAET Ih JUEED
WaJiington, Nov. 8. In an automo
bile accident ' which occurred Sunday
evening, Senator Charles L -McNary
suffered a broken hand and some bad
enntmnnntt nn fhn hpnil. Hi. nntn wn
'street caught. the rear end f the Mc-
JSary auto and hurled the mai iiine ami
its occupants upon the sidewalk. The
chauffeur was not badly hurt.
iirnirr iitiDed out of toe cather-
, --- -
hav erowa wiiaoat oiscus'ng Tom loen-
SALEM, OREGONFRIDAY, NOVEMBER
this point Anderson took up the story
of the escape.
"There were five of us," he said,
"including an English eoiporal. We
planned our escape for three days. All
of us were imprisoned above tho guard
iom, all on the same floor, so we man
aged to-loosen the heavy padlocks oil
the doors. Meantime, Mandel and Don
aldson with a saw cut a hole through
the roof. On tho night of September a.",
while tho guard played checkers down
stairs, the five of us climbed to the
roof and slid down the side ot tho build
ing into a court.
"We climbed a wall into a gaideu
ami so reached a canal and swam it,
floating our bundles of clothes across
by means of a wooden plank..
Halted By Sentry. ,
"Then- wo made our way into tho
open country and reached a barracks
whore a sentry halted4 us, but we got
by when wo answered ' was ist ' to his
challenge. 'After that we kept to the
fields, traveling nights and sleeping
days in the woods and in barns. At"
daybreak on the twenty-seventh we
reachd tho Franco-Belgian frontier.
The Belgians were fine. They said the
Americans had saved Belgium and we'll
save you. Belgians hid us at many
points until wo finally reached Brus
sels. We had already "obtained' clothes
here and there, so we .covered up our
selves with civilian stuff , and, walked
the streets of Brussels.
"At daylight Mandel and the cor
aeral left us in-Brussels. We haven't
heard from cither one since.
- Ran Half Mile.
"We continued" our flight and
reached Ilncht on October 1 at mid
night. Suddenly we heard the click
of a sentry 's. rifle and turned around
faco to face with another sentry. Wo
Uttered' gutteral greetings and kepv n
going. Un the I4tli of Uctobcr we
reached the Holland border, whero wo
spent a week reconnoitering to find a
..inv a. m.: i. ...;,.
piucc mo ciubo. 411m nua nam uui-auoi-
I , . . , i
thori was electric wire harriers clinmnil
with five thousand volts.
"Finally wo discovered, an opcniTi
and crawled for four hours on our bel
lies, making all of 100 yards in -that
time., Then we waited until the Ger
man gentries Were far apart, jumped up
and 'ran like' bell to Holland, which
was half a niilo away. Wo leard a
shot. and a yell but didn't stop. We
kept on until we reached Wert, where
we took a train for Rotterdam.
New York Election
Depends On Soldiers
r- New York, Nov. 6. Both Governor
Whitman and Democratic Candidate
Smith were still claiming victory today
in the "New York governorship race.
There were only six districts missing
todnv, however, and the count yive
Smith 989,212: Whitman 978,1.48. The
soltlip,- vote is yet tj)'
Smith's adherents a
c tabulated, but
assert he will get
vuanuian uiviui iu me rcpuiiurun
committee, declares his figures do not.
of the prohibition votes cast for Whit
Fall Is Re-elected.
Albuiiueique, N. M Nov.
!,,rati(, stato committee headquarters to -
i day tullceacd the re-election of All.ert
iu ruii m,iiiip.. fnit..,l at..t!
senator, ly a plurality of 1,500 over
William B Walton, democratic nomi
nee.' The democratic state chairman
also conceded election of Benigno O.
Hernudez, republican, as congressman,
defeating Judge G. A. Kicharclson, dem
ocratic candidate. . '.
Spencer Beats Folk.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 8. Sclden P.
Spencer, republican senator-eh'ct from
Mis-ouri, piled up a majority of 31,000
over former Governor Joseph W, Folk,
complete unofficial returns today
Ford Loses Race. .
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 8. Newberry's
lead over Ford in the race for tho Unit
ed States senate was approximately 12,-
000, figures issued today by both thc
republican slate central committee andj(,f figures which seem to-shfiw positive
Ford supporters show. elect inn of Governor Stanley to a seat
These figures aie from all Hi conn -
ties practically comtilete.
The. whaling season just cnuci la re
ported one of the most succestul in the
Mitorjr m iu lauiuitry.
DECIDE FOR PEACE
Time Limit Of Seventy-Two
- Hoars Will Expire Mon
day At 11 a.m.
Envoys Upon, -Arriving At
Foci's Headquarters Ask
ed For Armistices
London, Nov. 8 (2:55 p. m.) Elev
en o'clock Monday morning has been
fixed a the time limit for Germany
to accept or refuse the. aulas' armis
tice terms, according to a wireless dis-p?-fch
received from Paris this after
noon. Tho dispatch sold the German menl-
pjtenUaUes had recalled the armistice
terms as well as a-demand .to act upon
tfcsm wilthin 72 hours.
Washington, Nov. 8. Secretary-, -of
State Lansing was informed this afcr
noon that the German plcnipotent'ar
ies had formally asked for nnd receiv
ed the allied armislieo terms.
A request for immediate cessation of
hostilities was refused, the department
said. The official announcement of the
news here said:
"The secretary cf state is informed
1'hat Marshal Foch reported to Paris
at 10:25 this morning that the German
plenipotentiaries had arrived at his
headquarters with full powers from
the chancellor. They formally asked for
an armistice. The text of th? ormistico
was read to them and delivered to
"The lerman plenipotentiaries re
quested that hostilities might be stop
pod at once. This request wns refused
The Germans have 72 hours from 11
o'cleck toilay in which to accept or
reject the terms. It was assumed by
the state department that the terms
were to be sent to Berlin.
Envoys Are In Session
Paris, Nov. 8. (1:S0 p. in.)The
German delegates arrived this morn
iiiu at Marshal Foch's headquarters
and are reported positively to have!ation on signing armistice terms tho
as.ked for an armistice. j privilege of announcing her action to
Thj text of the allies' conditions her own people before tho news was
was rea l aloud nnd then handed to the i broadcasted throughout the world,
cnemy' deleatis. The latter a.-ked im- J This course, it was suggested, would
mediate suspension of arms, which was give her an opportunity to take ade-
it is Btajcd, have
hours in vhich .to reply.
Nov, 7. (Delayed) A dele-
d at the Fn
e a whitu fiag nas-arriv-
Tho above message, signed by Wil
liam Philip Simms, manager of the
United Press' Poris bureau, beaing no
indication as to what hour it was fil-
Cd, wias received in New York at 8:09
a. m. toiUy.
By Wetb Miller
(United Press correspondent)
With tho American Armies
in France. Nov. 8. (3:50 p.
in.) Tho American First army
today forced the enemy out of
his last defensive positions east
of tbs Meuse river. After bard
fighting the Americans entered
Woevro forest and Hois De
Bourei. The American attack
REPUBLICANS STILL HOPE
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 8. In the face
, m the senate, rapuulican leaders today
j refused to concede n:anlev victyry
I until au official compilation of the
vote is completed. Domoerctic leaders
j c'nim Stanley's lead cannot be over-
HAS SPREAD ACROSS
NORTH PART OF EMPIREi
Silence Concerning Terms
May Indicate Fear Of
Copenhagen, Nov. 8.- The German
revolution was reported today to have
spread" into Mccklenburg-Schwerin and
East Prussia, thus extending across
practically the whclje northern por
tion ot the empire.
. Dispatches said the cities of Schwer
,in capital of the grand nnchy of
MecklenburgSchwenn and -Tilsit, one
of this principal cities of Fast Prussia,
had joined tho revolt. v
The revolutionists are reported to
havo seized Sonderburg, thirteen miles
northeast of Flcnsburg. The railway
between the' latter city and Kiel is
said to have, been destroyed.
The newspaper Politikcn says it lias
no doubt that a majority of the reich
stag pnrtlcs will demand unanimously
that tie kaiser abdicate, which, accord
ing to the Poliken, may bo expected
today or tomorrow.
Wilholmshaven and ' Bremorhaven,
North sea ports are reported to have
joined the revolution. The, whole. Ger
man navy is sow said to be in, the
'hands of the red flaggers, X
Progress of tho revolution is declar
ed to be comparatively peaceful, f he
revolutionists now, ' completely control
Flensburg. . ,
A traveler arriving here from, Ger
many today said tho involuting sailors
havo seized the majority of tho Ger
man high seas fleet at Kiel anu that
tho warships, operated by muiitinous
crews, have stenmed out of the harbor
under the red flag.
Another report said the revolution
ists dominate Warnemunde.
Early reports told of the seizure of
Altona, Flendburg ond other MHies,
and an artillery battle in the streets
of Hamburg, A workmen's and sail:
ora' council was reported to have tak
en over the government of Kiel.
Bremen, a free? city of 173,000, is on
the Weier river sixty mile? southwest
of Hamburg. Warnemunde is a baltie
port King at the mouth nf the War-
new seven mile, northwesrt of Rostock.
It has a population of 4000,
, Fear German Rovolt
Washington, Nov.- 8. Authorities;
here today believed the alienee of the
European capitals on the armistice may
be due to the revolutionary movements
in Germany, .which will require the
most drastic action to" suppress,
It was pointed out that 1 Germany
might well have asked as one consid-
-.. :...!.. a .i
qnate steps for suppressing n revolt in
came known to tho people. I
It ha? been the openly expressed fear i
in allied quarters here for some days
that bolshevism might break out in
Germany a development wtich author
ities herg say is little more to be de
sired than HolicnzollerniBin.
Lord Milner, the 'British war minis
ter, recently warned against the possi
bility of revolt in (lermrtj'y nnd urg
ed every caution in handling the situa
tion to prevent such an eventuality
which might carry on into France and
even Gnat Britain.
There is tho greatest confusion in
official minds here as to just hat has
transpired on the other night. Wednes
day night the German parlianicntaries
were reported to have arrived M Fochs
headquarters. That group was said to
include Admiral Von Hinlze among
olhors. Unofficial reports here today
mentioned another group, apparently
separate from the first, for Von Hintze
is not named as having arrived at
CAPTAIN KOEUJO KILLED
Copenhagfn, Nov. 8. Captain Koe
nig was killed while raising the kais
er's ensign on tho warship Flensburgrt
according to dispatches received hero
It is probable the above cable refers
to Captain Kocnig, who commanded the
German merchant submarino Deutseh-
land. The warship Flensburg . is not
listed in any available naval lists.
Provisions of the seamen's act re
garding payment of wages are attacked
a iavuliu before the supremo couit.
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PRICE TWO CENTS
CELEBRATION FAR MORE
Was Simultaneous With Pre
sence Inside Lines Of
v By J. W, T. Mason.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
New York, Nov. 8.-America 'a celo
bration last night of Germauy's uncon
ditional surrender was. simultaneous
with the presence insido the lines of
the kaiser's plonipoteiitaries, bearing
white firtgs to receive Marshal Foch's
While the whole of the Unitod kUntos
was jubilantly proclaiming the victory
of the democratic nations during the
evening, it is probable MarshVl Foch
had already made known his ultimatum
to the defeated Germans for their in
evitable acceptance. The exultant spirit
of last night, therefore, was far more
than an intelligent anticipation of
events. ' No more fitting end to the
war could havo been dovised than
(Continued on page throe)
OF HAVING RETREAf
English Are Pressing All
Sides And Political Dis
London, Nov. 8. (British Admiralty
wireless.) Tho Times war : correspond
"Tho magnitude of the victory of
last week end beuomes every day more
apparent. For a month or moro the jn
emy has been retreating in onto tho line
of the Meuse, but now ho has reached
tho'lunt stage of hla journey. Tht sur
est sign of our victory is that liis last
stags has been more rapidly
; through than li is first
j "A month ago 'it -seemed possible
that tho Germans in Fiance might lo
completely enveloped from the east
and west. It was then that General
Liideiulorff, who bad set the peace ne-
Kotiiitions in motion, drew back because
T . . .
he then thought the German armies
could be extricated without disaster.
"No the prospect for the German
armies has darkened aguin. Whereas, a,
week ago, most people would bavnj
willlMt irretrievable disaster, ruia
Save all waste paner, includin' Ger
man war bonds. Kver notice a "mash
er" stop an' pretend t' be lookin' in a
shop window when he's only stalhn' t'
git another flash at some girl he's Jubt
(Continued on page four)
i Wea&r Report
Oregon: Tonight rein west,
cloudy east portion; Saturday
proba'y rain; fresh easterly
witids increasing in force.
ON TRAINS AND NEWS
PTANra FIVE CENTS
TO MAKE STAND
Yanks Employ Trucks to Keep
Up With Fleeing Hun
VILLAGE OF ECALIBES
French Troops Approach With
In Two Miles Of Hirsen
With the Americas Armies In Trance,
Nov. 8. (1:30 p. m.) The Germans
are attempting to make a stand behind
the Meuse. . " ;: '
Heavy artillery firing ia going on on
both sides of the river, particularly in
the region of Bedan. Further south
there is considerable machine gun fight-
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
' With tho American Armies in France,
Nov. 8. (4:20 p. m.) American flycra
rcpoit that all the roads toward Meta
uud Couflans are literally jammed with
enemy motor trucks filled with men and
material. The Americana aro rushing
forward in trucks, which they have
been forced to employ to keep up with
tho fleeing Germans.
Htciiay, Mouzon and the southern
part of Hedan arc on fire.
Sharp Fighting Reported.
London, Nov. 8. (11:30 a." in.)--There1
was sharp fighting . yesterday
evening in tho neighborhood of Ecali
bes and I.imoii-Fontaine, sonllj of Haut
nioiint," Field Marshal Haig announced
in his official Fommunique today.
"These villages were raptured, to
gether with a number of prisoners. Our
ailvtiuee south of the Moiis-Uondo canal
Field Marshal Haig's statement indi
cates that the cessation of tiring o.i
(the west front, reported to have gono
(into effect at three o'clock yesterday
afternoon un it ruwwr oruers, ,.y
I I....,., limited rt thnt riitrlllin Of TUO
front, where the German uvmistico nel-
cgnteH crossed the linen.
French Continue Advance.
Paris, Nov. 8. "Our progress was
renewed this morning on tho whole
front," the French war offico an
"Our advanced elements reached
Liart, 30 kilometers Wk miles; rth
of KUhel. "
"Further to the right wc had taken
Frencois (a mile southwest of Sedan)
this morning before daylight and hail
penetrated the outskirts of Sedan.
"Our prisoners yesterday imiiuing
numbered more than l.otW. The mate
rial captured was considerably .In
The above cable was filed in Paris
at 11': 20 p. m. today by John DeGundt.
a member of the stnff of tho United
Press Paryi bureau. ;
Cessation of Firing. '
London, Nov. 8. -Firing ceased on
lAl.n vnUl.,r-1..1. Illllil fllPttlf.P lir-
IIIU ii'iiii jiniwiio,. ....... .........
dcrs, iii connection with the armistice
negotiations, upon request of the Ger
Until this cessation of hostilities, tho
allies continued t0 advance on tho
whole l.'iO-mile front from the Schcld
to the Meuse, gaining nearly ten miles
at some points and driving tho Ger
mans before them in confusion.
The Americans pushing forward
about five miles, occupied the historie
city of He dun, which was the scene of
the decisive battio of the Fiauco
Prunsian war, and liberated seteral
other villages. East of the Mco3e ad
ditional gains were made. 5
French troops progressed tilong the,
entire front from the Sambre to the Bar
rivo;-, w here thoir lines join tiose of tha
(Coutliiucd on iaa,e to