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Official Text of Austrian Note, Proposing Separate
Peace Negotiations, Reaches Washington; Declared
to Be Identical With Unofficial Text; Turkey
Makes Independent Peace Proposal, Says Eeport.
ITTASHINGTOX. D. C Oct. 19. The
w sew Austrian note, asking for an
armistice and peace, -was received by
cable today at the Swedish legation
for delivery to the state department.
The text is said to be Identical -with
that cabled by the Associated Press
irom Basel. Switzerland, yesterday.
Cabinet to DUcun Xotrs.
"Word of the arrival of the note
came just as the cabinet was as
sembling at the White House for the
usaal Tuesday meeting-, at which both
the new Austrian plea and the latest
German note were expected to be dis
cussed. Turks Separately Ask Peace.
Itonrton, Eng., Oct 29. Turkey has
Independently presented peace pro-j
posals to the entente nations, accord-1
Interpretation Placed On
Peace Plea From Austria
T CVOON. Ens . Oct. 29- Austria's
J-i repiy to president Wilson Is
v ewed as an unconditional surrender.
dd -tonal interest Is given the note,
in view of the effect it trill Inevitably
have on the position of Germany.
"It remove saly the Tele
jrraph, any lingering doubt a to
the total defeat of Germany, for
VThicn, besides being a most grave
military misfortune. It Involves
ultimate crashing poll tidal defeat
as It destroys the monstrons fab
ric ImoTvn as pan-Germanism
The Chronicle saVS:
Tt completes the Isolation of Ger
Tnrnv. which must be prepared to
meet unasion from the Austrian side,
where the whole Italian army will be
able to operate against It-
The Daily Xews likens the chaos in
Austria-Hungary to that In Russia,
'X&aas may soon follow In Ger
many." TVn twm TTrsrev Cantfoau
Trf PranrP Oct. 29. "The capita-
la:! on of Austria" is the unvarying
caption with which the morning news
papers precede count Julius An-drass-vs
note to president "Wilson. The
editorials of the newspapers, however,
urge caution, lest there be a "hidden
,,-?r hfciTid the offer.
"Beware of the last convulsions of a
rrvlossal e-nemv. who is not yet com
crushed." writes Maurice Bar-
rjrs in the Echo de Paris. "The situ
ation will not clear until military de
feat is made or inflicted. It will draw
'i Its tram the central empires, In-
1I the writers agree that eoont
ndrassy represents nobody, and,
therefore, separate peace with
Vnstria-Hungary la absurd and
The democracies of the entente can
v--i , y-vt--i - n nniv nn Attitude an armis-
t te first and all their conditions of
pea''1 afterwards, but only alter
vrrds. says L'Homnte Libre.
The Journal says:
Sees Motives Behind Desires.
' Thre is a motive back of the de-
sire s of th Austrian empire, A center
of ra. it is necessary in middle Bu-r-r""
This center can only be at
Vienna or Berlin. What will happen
if w put Vienna and Berlin in tne
Fnll Text of Vienna Xote.
Beme. Switzerland, Oct. 29. The
Austrian note says:
In reply to the note of president
"Wilson of the 18th (19?) of this
mnnth, addressed to the Austro-Hun-ganan
government and giving the
decision of the president to speak
directly with the Austro -Hungarian
gfemment on the question of an
armi'SLice and peace, the Austro-Hun-ganan
government has the honor to
declare that equally with the preced
ing proclamations of the president. It
adheres also to the same point of view
contained In the last note upon the
rights of the Anstro-llnngarfcm peo
ples, especially those of the Czecho
slovaks and the Jugo-Slavs.
Consequently, Austria - Hungary,
arreptuig all the conditions the presi
dei has laid down for the entery
fpto negotiations for an armistice and
peae no obstacle exists, according
to Mirment of the Austro-Hungarlan
p vmment to the beginning of
Heady to Comply.
"Thft Austro-Hungarlan government
declares itself ready, in consequence,
without awaiting the result of other
negotiations to enter into negotiations
upnn peace between Austria-Hungary
ant the states in the opposing group
;.d for an immediate armistice upon
all Austro-Hungarian fronts.
The Austrian note Is dated October
z at Vienna, and is signed by count
Jt lms Andrassy. the new foreign mln
,jter WILSON DENIES INTENT TO
INJECT FREE TRADE PLANK
Washington. X. C, Oct 29. Presi
dent Wi ison replied Monday to
Kfpublican contentions that the third
f his 14 peace terms is a free trade
piank. by explaining that in demand
ing the removal of economic barriers,
r-e meant to suggest no restriction
upnn internal policies, but only that
Is A Constant Herald . Reader
Verde, Ariz, Oct. 27.
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For Lunatic and Idiot
How Are Kaiser, Son?
Cleveland, O- Oct. 29. Frank L
Ilogan. a former clerk in the court
of appeals here, was attending a
law class here when the instructor
asked the class to define lunacy
and idiocy and give an. example of
a lunatic and an Idiot.
"The kaiser and the crown
prnice," was Hogan's answer.
inc to a report from Constantinople,
forwarded by the correspondent at Co
penhagen of the Exchange Telegraph
company, xne negotiations are t
pected to end soon, it is added.
whatever tariff, high or low, any na
tion might deem necessary, it should
apply equally to all foreign nations.
The president made the explana
tion in a letter to senator Simmons,
of North Carolina, chairman of the
finance committee, who had written
htm, asking for a statement, "he
cause certain Republican leaders are
attempting to make partisan use, of
"Weapons of economic discipline
and punishment," the president wrote,
"should be left to the joint action of
all nations for the purpose of punish
ing tbose who will not submit to a
general program of justice and equal
ity." The president said that to inject the
bogie of free trade, which is not in
volved at all. was to attempt to di
vert the mind of the nation from a:
broad principle of durable peace and
that It was lamentable that momen
tous issues of this solemn hour should
be seized upon'Tn an effort to bend
them to partisan service.
Return Of Their Forces,
Removal Of Foe Troops
Paris, France, Oct. 29. Czecho
slovak deputies, In the course of an
audience with emperor Charles, of
Austria, asked that Austro-German
troops be removed from their portions
of the empire and that Cz echo-Slovak
regiments be returned, according to a
dispatch from Vienna. It Is said that
they made It clear to the emperor that
an Internal revolution might ensue If
the request was not granted.
German Press Bureau
Dissolved Because It j
Spread False Reports
Washington, D. C, Oct. 29. The
press bureau at German general head
quarters has been dissolved, according
to an official dispatch today from
Switzerland. The dispatch eays some
of the Berlin newspapers declared the
bureau was responsible for spreading
false news regarding the military
power of the central empires.
APPROVES BILL AMENDING
CONSTITUTION OF GERMANY
Copenhagen. Denmark. Oct. 29. The
German federal council has approved
the bill amending the Imperial con
stitution in the form as adopted by
the reicnstag, according to a uerun
The reichstag on Saturday amend
ed the action by placing the military
command under the control of the
civil government. The measure was
adoDted by a lanre majority. The re
tirement of Gen. Ludendorff has been
reported as having been due to the
-ge of the measure by the reich
ARCHDUKE TOLD TO SECURE
Copenhagen, Denmark. Oct. 29.
Archduke Joseph has Issued a procla
mation, stating that emperor Charles
has charged him with the task of
securing the complete Independence of
Hungary, a- dispatch xrora Budapest
The proclamation adds that peace
will be aspired to at once and Hun
gary win join a league or nations,
her integrity and unity being the
LIFTS PRESS CENSORSHIP
Berne. Switzerland. Oct. 19. The
Austro-Hungarian government has
abolished censorship of the press. 3
report from Berlin says.
Pll'op. LAMMASCH XAMED
VEW AUSTRIAN PREMIER
Copenhagen. Denmark. Oct. 19. A
dispatch from Vienna says the em
peror accepted the resignation of
baron ron Hussarek as premier Sun
day and appointed Prof, llelnrich
Lammasch as his successor.
Clean And Stay Clean If We
ALLIES TAKE 15,000
AMLKlVADIb JtiJbLJJ IIS KhohK VJb
ITI-OyiflSTICiWS 01 VERGE
r! 1 1 HI I U n Y
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New Independent Slale Is
Constituted With Count
Karolyi As Leader.
Program Launched With
out Emperor's Approval;
Czechs In Accord.
"OPENHAGEN. Denmark, Oct. 19.
UAn Independent and antl-dmastie
state has been formed in Hungary.
under the leadership of count Michael
Karolyi. in agreement with the Czechs
and South Salvonlans, according to
Vienna reports received by the
Chn rlrs Rejects Program.
In a speech at Budapest Karolyi de
clared he had presented his program
to emperor Charles, who refused to
accept it. Karolyi, thereupon, put in
to effect his plan for an Independent
U. S. Hear Karolyi Failed.
Washington. D. C Oct IS. Diplo
matic dispatches received here today.
based on advices irom Budapest, say
count Kareyli has failed In his at
tempt to establish an independent
government in Hungary with repre
sentatives of all the people, because
the Slav and Rumanian representa
tives refused to Join him.
It I assumed that the Karolyi
government referred to In Vienna
rrporls through Copenhagen wag
set np without the support of the
Slav and Rumanians. According
to the Budapest dispatches, the
situation there Is extremely se
rious. Peace treaties between the different
nationalities of Austria and Hungary
and the entente powers are considered
unavoidable, it is said to De evi
dent that the Magyar national council
has proclaimed its dictatorship and
that count Karolyi has been given the
mission of making this decision known
to emperor Charles.
The young Slasynrs are forming
a military organization and the
people In the streets of Budapest
are demanding the renunrlation of
the political alliance frith Ger
many. niN" CASUALTIES IX M S
OFFESIVE T.VERE 100.000
London, Eng.. Oct. 19. (British
wireless Service.) German losses in
their unavailing offensive in the Lys
river salient last summer were lt.ooe
killed, 6000 prisoners and about SC
OW wounded and missing, according
to an authoritative calculation. In
one area of five miles by three miles,
the Germans abandoned 15(H) tons of
Dumps 200 Gallons Of
Whisky Into City Sewer
Topeka, Kan, Oct. 25. Two hun
dred gallons of whisky taken In
recent raids here were dumped Into
a sewer by sheriff Hugh Larimer
and his deputy, following a house
cleaning at the county jalL Of
this amount, 432 pints were taken
in one raid a few days ago. At the
current rate for booze, ft a pint,
the "loss was $6100.
yHERE are people who think that, directly the joy bells
ring for peace, the milleninm will be here. They see
themselves doing all the things they did so zealously in
the year 1913.
Motor cars are to come ont of the
houses to be reoccupied, the old service
prices lowered and all restrictions abandoned.
Everything will then be as it was
asking, coal in plenty, butter and even
straitened household will begin to breathe
uougn it naa Deen awaKenea irom a nightmare.
Particularly are these the hopes of worthy people who
live upon their incomes. For fonr years they have been
buoyed up by the belief that peace must bring them imme
diate relief from the hardships they have .suffered stoi
cally. But as a palliative for onr purely personal woes, I am
inclined to think that even peace may come upon raffled
wing. Mot in a day, not perchance, in 20 years, will the
world recover from this mighty cataclysm.
Consider what has happened.
For four years the normal industries of many countries
have been practically at a standstill. Millions of men have
deserted the farms and the fields to sfioulder rifles and kill
other men. Only those activities which are necessarv to
war or to tne actual existence ot Belligerent peoples have ipanse and consider.
oi.ciiSi.u. anyimng at an save tnis peril in which our sons live and
VASTLY LESS OF EVERYTHIHG. move and have their being?
There is vastly less of everything in the world that We, upon the side track, see nothing but a mighty con
people must have and upon which they prosper. Ho peace , fusion, a jostling of millions and a litter of economic dis
can demobilize the industrial forces so quickly, no oreani-1 order.
ration can tackle this problem so thoroughly that one year) The millions of tons of shipping which war has de
or even two will bring ns back to the norraaL stroyed must be replaced before the halcvon davs can
We Shall COntmne tO Va Short anil w.
We shall not find servants readily
cause the yonng women who are now
j tilling the fields or punching tickets will
ast es of Foe Resistance on Central Positions Along
Piave River Are Crushed; Desperate Combats Are in
Progress; King Victor Emmanuel Sees Allies Cross
Piave in New Advance; Enemy Pressed Back,
ITALIAN Headquarters on the Piave,
Oct. 29. (Associated Press).
Fifteen thousand prisoners had been
taken by the British, Italians and
French up to late Monday In the ad
ranee across the Piave, which, for
the third time In one year, is the scene
of a desperate battle. This time, how
ever, the tables are turned against the
Austrian, who are steadily being
pressed back from the eastern bank
of the river.
The battle has been going on
for five daya and ha been marked
marked by the desperate reIt
nee. The allle not only have
had to battle acatnat the swift
river, but also to contend rrlth the
reneral of the pontoons and foot
bridges damaged by the Aus
Once across the river. th 1ifes
have had to overcome strong Austrian
trench positions and machine gun
Troops Ignorant Of Peace Plea.
Austrian nrisoners declare thev
Know notning or the political situ
ation at home, and the efforts of their
government to arrantre an armistice.
The Austrian army post office is said
to have stopped the delivery or mall
some time ago.
Although faclnc: a heavv cannonade
and strong machine gun fire, the al
lied troops succeeded in effeeting a
crossing of the Piave. The British.
Italian and French soldiers are in the
best of spirits and eaeer to continue
AH the roads leading to the
mountains or the Piave are
erovTded tt!1 heavy ma axes of
troops, guns and other vrar ma
terial, proeeedlng to the front la
The D resent battle be ran offieiallr
cciooer 19. out neavv ricnunir did not
develop until October 2i. the anniver
sary of Caporetto and the beginning
oi ine reireat to tne iiave.
Thanks to fair weather, the Piave
has been left several miles behind in
the region south of Montello. Move
ments across the river in force are
Increaslncr steadily and In the best of
order, notwithstanding the constant,
sneiiinz from the Austrian artillery
Traffic Well Onranlxed.
Traffic has bees so well organized
and there nas been scarcely any inter
ruption. The vast network of roads
leading to the plains of the Piave are
filled with soldiers and trucks, carry
ing war material. Whenever a bomo
or shell drops on the roadways, the
debris is quickly removed and the
road once again is free.
Gangs of Austrian prisoners, cap'
tured in the drive, already are at
work digging graves for the burial of
Ivlncr 1'IeiTH Advance.
.King Victor Emmanuel say the al-
iiea soioiers make the diiitcult cross
ing of the Piave rver. He was dressed,
as usual. In a uniform made of the
same material as that of the private
The king was under the fire of the
Austrian guns and was at various
points where gas shells and shrapnel
were falling: He spent much.tlme
near where there was a heavy bom
bardment to prevent the allied pass
age of the river.
The last lines of the Anatro
llnngarlan resistance on the
central positions along the Piave
river were broken Monday by the
British. French and Italian
Anstrtans Dealt Hard Blow.
The Austrlans were dealt a smash-1
ing blow. It resulted in the allies
(Continued on las;e 3, Col. 1.)
WILL NOT BRING BACK
PRE - WAR
By MAX PEMBERT0N
in returning to the
. w u-ijuaiiitouLc wnn uac Kitcnen at ail.
Similarly the bulk of the vounir men. who have learned
what it is to look np
omce as ir. jonnson regarded a ship, and to discover it a
prison in which the intellect may be drowned. Many of
them already are saying that the land mnst be their herit
age. If labor maintains its present scale of wages after the
war, the price of all commodities mnst remain high. We
may get cheap houses for the poor, but we shall .vrer get
them for the middle classes.
The education of children may be a lighter matter for
those who will avail themselves of the national schools;
but it will be no mean burden for the man who still hopes
something from the university. And elsewhere it is certain
that our luxuries will cost ns more.
LITTER OF ECONOMIC DISORDER.
How long, for instance, will it take for the vineyards of
France to recover? How many years will it be before the
great oil fields of the world are again filling the tanks of
the millions of motor cars which nsed to go upon the
world's highway? When will the hunter go forth to en
snare the sable or the ermine? j
Concerning all these questions the economists, no
of trains restored,
servants fox the
meat. And the
freely again, as
doubt, will have something to say. But when they tell ns I
mac -peace will cuange all these things we may well
T Tiers 4iil infii'i1a. T- I. .1
.Vlll rnntinna ffl Mm. Tk.
" tv vvuit. a&atiu Aiic JdllUlJC? UI ICC WQXiQ IHU3I DC ICUIJL, ,
Tas' enines of destruction must become those of con-'
after the war be- struction. It is idle to suppose that grave and reverend!
driving motor cars, men can meet around a table ana with a Jiw-TirMtn call
take no delight I back the yesterday
ON ITALIAN FRONT;
TAIJAN Headquarters, Oct.
(By the Associated Press). Ameri
can soldiers are in reserve along the
Piave fighting zone. The correspond
ent saw an American battalion going
throngh its "setting up" exercises this
morning near the river.
Yanks May Take Part.
Washington, D. C. Oct. 19. Ameri
can troops are on the verge of active
participation In the great war on the
third major front. This was the in
terpretation given hero today of
news from the Italian headquarters
that Americans are standing in re
serve behind the British and Italian
forces now driving across the Piave
The neira Is eonsldered signifi
cant not because of the size of
the American contingent In Italy
or the direct effect It may have on
the battle, but because It Indi
cates that the Italian drive Is a
definite part of the great offen
sive that It Is rapidly bringing
complete defeat to the central
It has added meaning to officials
nere also, since Austria is now plead
ing for an immediate armistice.
May Unite IVIth Allies.
bo far as official announcements
show there 13 but two regiments of
lniantry ana tnelr auxiliary troops in
the American forces In Italy. Tntt
units and any others that may have
been sent probably will operate as a
part of one of the Italian or British
organizations, when the time comes to
throw then Into the line. The same
practice was followed In France,
where two Italian divisions have been
employed at various fm nn the
front as unit of a FrenVn amy corps.
-threat uattie." says Vienna
Vienna. Austria, Oct. 19. (Via Lon
don). A great battle is raging on the
front of 7 miles east of the Brenta.
according to the official statement
today from Austro-Hungarian quar
ters. Between the Brenta and Piave.
Italian attacks were repulsed.
There has been fighting throughout
the day along the Piave, where a
British thrust, as far as Texzo and
San Polo dl Piave. was stopped by
the Austrlans. after a break through
on a front of from one and one-half
to two miles. The statement reads:
Text of Statement.
"Italian theater: In the Sett! Cora-
muni, the fighting activity of the
enemy yesterday was limited to ISO'
lated thrusts, which were rennlsed.
"East of the Brenta. a great battle
is raging on a front of 60 kilometers
taDout Jv miles) wide. In the moss
tains between the Brenta and the
1'iave. an enemy assaults again failed.
The Strnkupp. south of Fontana Secza.
which was lost to the Italians, was
recaptureo: in a counter attack and
its aetenaers captured.
Knlente Tfarnst Lannrhrd.
"An entente attack was launched on
the Piave. after the strongest artillery
preparation, during the night of Oct.
io--. .-ear vai xiohradlene. weak
enemy detachments succeeded In gain
ing the left bank of the river, but
most of them were pressed back.
Irom the direction of Grave dl Pans.
dopoli. the British thrust forward as
iar as Tezze and San Pol dl Piave.
The break through on a front of two
Kilometers was barred .off on the
flanks by our troons. Fresh flfrhtlnc
nas Deen going on since early this
morning on the Piave.
In Balkan Theater.
"Balkan theater: Near Alessioon.
me Italian front, there have beer
(Continued on page 3, column 3.)
washtnb, and possibly will decline to
to the stars, may come to regard the
Is it so ctrtain that peace will chanre
-1 . . i ....
which never shall be known again. I
Wish To Have Troops Kept At El Paso
UJS rIA VE
Debeny'sMen Capture Hun
Trenches South of Cha
teau in the Town.
Enemy Opens Heavy Fire
With Gas Shells, Then
Uses High Explosives.
T")ARIS, Prance, Oct 29. Gen. Debe-
1 nys first anny continues to close
In on Guise and has captured German
first line trenches and the barracks
and hospital south of the chateau In
the town of Guise, according to the
war office statement today.
South of Guise, the French have
passed beyond the Louvry farm. They
also continue to make progress en the
right bank of the Peronne river.
British Front Quieter.
London. Eng., Oct. 29. Artillery
duels and patrol encounters were the
only activity on the British front dur
ing the night, field marshal Halg re
ports In bis official statement today.
Zlans Shell Tank Lines
With American Army Northwest of
Verdun. Oct, 29. (By Associated
Press.) Activities along the center of
the American front, began long before
daylight this morninc with a furious
bombardment. The enemy opened a
heavy fire with gas shells at 2:30
oclock. which was changed to high ex
plosives between 4 and 5. The Ameri
can artillery responded. American pa
trols were active in the Bantbeville
wood all night.
Intense Darinsr Xleht.
The artillery bombardment and ma
chine gun fire reached a great In
tensity during the night. The fire was
especially intense in ueiieu ana ur
The artillery died down on the front
west or tne nrer iieuse ana mere was
no Important action of any nature
Althoagn tbe German army Is
making the most desperate effort
tn the war's history to prevent
the American from breaking:
throQKh In the -vital erdnn sec
tor. It la equally or more fearful
that there may be a breach endan
gering Slets. with the consequent
necessity of abandoning all the
territory still occapled and an ln
Taa. on of the German empire It
self. With division after division of
troops, machine suns and artillery, tbe
enemy Is bitterly defending himself
wesi or eraun. out it is wirn an
elaborately strong trench system with
rows of barbed wire and even electri
fied wire that he has been feverishly
working during the past few weeks to
make Metx invulnerable.
Reserve Zone In Lorraine.
The Germans have created a great
reserve zone in Lorraine, through
which civilians, unless they have au
thorization, may not pass. They also
nave transformed a part or Alsace
Into a great entrenched camp, in
which carefully prepared defensive
positions will make up for their lack
in unman material.
The Germans have expected a
liaison attack by American aad
French troop against the Ger
mans left vtlng and have been
fcarfnl thnt the allied troops
would break thronch.
Belleu wood, east of the Meuse. is
finally and completely In American
hands, after strenuous fighting for
lank Down Three Enemy Planes.
Three German alrolanes are be
lieved to have been brought down In
an aerial battle over Ban the vi He late
Monday between an American patrol
of eight machines and 13 Germans.
Fight 13 linn .Ms chines.
The American oatrol had attacked
four German machines when nine
other enemy airplanes Joined in. The
American fought the entire 13 until
three German machines were seen to
falL The other ten turned tall and
escaped. The American machines re
I". S. Airmen Very Active.
Wash Ins-ton. D. C Oct. 29. Con.
tinued aviation activities on the front
or the first American array In spite
of poor weather was reported by Gen.
Pershing today in a second com
munique for Monday. Three enemy
airplanes and an observation balloon
were shot down, and all the American
Heavy artillery marked the day on
both sides of the Meuse. In the
Woevre prisoners were captured in a
Germans Attack Britons.
With the British Armies In France,
Oct. 29. (By the Associated Press).
Bitter fighting took place today near
tbe Mount Thuoy wood, northwest of
Famars. south of Valenciennes. The
Germans counter attacked the British
in the woods, and latest reports are
that hard fighting is In progress.
Applejack Gels In
Adam's Apple, Not
In Apple Butler
Mansfield. Oct. 59. A tall
farmer from Wayne county came
here to ret some applejack to put
in his apple butter. He sot the
applejack, but made a mistake.
He put tt In his Adam's apple In
stead of In the apple butter. When
arrested he bad two quarts of
applejack, unused. He paid his
way out. but the apple butter Is
minus the applejack.
II 01 GUISE
BACK AUSTRIAN LINES
IN GREAT OFFENSIVE
ARCHDUKE JOSEPH FERDINAND IS
LEADING FDE FDDCES ON PIE
Joseph Ferdinand Reported to Have Replaced Gen.
Borcevic as Austrian Commander on Front in Italy,
Where Battle, Begun Sunday, Is Continuing With.
Success For Allies; Rome's Report Is Optimistic.
DOME. Italy. Oct. 29. The battle begun on tne Piave river Smisy by
uauan ana aiuea uuops a continuing victoriously, tne war Otnce
NEW AUSTRIAN COMMANDER.
Italian Headquarters on the Piave. Oct. 29. (Associated Press.) It
is reported that archduke Joseph Ferdinand has replaced Gen. Borcevic as
the Austrian commander on the front- along the Piave.
Italian troops stormed the heights of Vai Dobbiadene. They also car
ried the heights of Colfoslo and entered Susegana. Numerous guns werff
French infantry assaulted Mont Pkraar and captured it.
Of the prisoners taken yesterday by the allies, more than 4000 have
reached concentration camps and have been counted.
Refugees Reach Vienna
From Occupied Rumania;
Huns Leaoe Bucharest
Washington, r. G. Oct. S9. An
official dispatch from Switzerland to
day said several hundred refugees
had arrived at Vienna in the last few
days irom occupied Kumania and re
ported that not a slnzle German
civilian remained in Bucharest. The
German military authorities in the
city are sending to Germany
rapidly as possible all the stores and
materials commandeered by their
BRAZIL CELEBRATES FIRST
YEAR AS A BELLIGERENT
Paris. France. Oct. S9. In celebra
tion of the first anniversary of the
entrance or Brazil into tne war.
American and French officials today
save a reception. President Polncare
and foreign minister Pinchon were
represented and the ministers from
Portugal. Servia and Belgium attend
ed. Gabriel Hanotaux. former pre
mier, and the Brazilian minister made
XEW FHEXCII AMBASSADOR
TO SPAIN IS APPOINTED
Paris. France. Oct. 13. (Havas).
a. t . A lap tite, the French resident
general in Tunis, has been- appointed
ambassador to Spain. Senator Etl
enne Flacdin will become resident
general in Tunis.
REVOLT IX UTTTCAJOA.
Washington. D. C, Oct- IS. Diplo
matic advices from Amsterdam say
that the peasants In Lithuania have
revolted and thousands of them have
Joined other deserters, who are hiding
in forests and swamps. German troops
are declared to have been defeated in
several fights with the peasants, caus
ing tne governor to asK tor reinforce
ments. It is said the revolts are spread
ing through tne whole country.
LARGEST U. S. CARGO SHIP
LAUNCHED AT CHESTER, PA.
Philadelphia. Pa-. Oct. 29. The
steamship South Bend, said to be
the largest -anro carrier ever built
in this country, was launched' today
at the Delaware river yard of the
Sun Ship Building company at Ches
ter. I a.
The ship, originally intended for a
commercial company, was taken over
by the government soon after work
on it was started. The vessel's ton
nage was 13.66.
The War At A Glance
. . (By the Associated Press.)
ALLIED troops maintain their
progress east of the Piave
and have taken more than 15,9
prisoners. The Italians, British
and French threaten tbe Impor
tant points of Conegllano and
Oderzo and two of the three rail
way lines supporting the Austro
Hungarians on the Piave front.
Frneh Continue Gains
On the western front, in France,
heavy fighting virtually is at a
standstill northward from Le Ca
teau to tbe Dutch frontier but
from the Oise to east of the
Meuse. allied pressure continues,
with gains for the French be
tween the Oise and the Serre. An
intense artillery duel Is In pro
gress on the American front
northwest of Verdun, but so In
fantry fighting has been resorted.
Drive Woljte In Italy
While the allies have thrown
forces across the Piave on a front
of about 36 miles, the heaviest
floating has been alons; a stretch
of seven miles between Coneg
llano and Oderzo. where the Ital
ians and British have advanced
more than three miles, making a
formidable wedge In the Austrian
positions east of the river and be
tween two of their main columns.
The allies are within two miles
or ootn coneguano and Oderzo.
Along the Piave. south of Oderzo
there has been little fighting, but
the allied advance in the north
would tend to force the Austrians
to evacuate the lowlands of the
Rush Supplies Across piave
Apparentlv the allied thrusts- In
the mountain zone between the
Piave and the Brenta were feints
for the purpose of attract'ne; the
attention of the enemy from the
formidable movement across the
Piave. Troops and supplies are
French Senate Sits As
High Court For Trial
Of Caillaux and Others
Paris. France. Oct. S9. Sitting as a
high court, the French, senate today
began its sittings for the trial of ex
premier CalllanT, deputy Louis Lou
stalot and Paul Comby. The accused
persons were not present as the pro
ceedings are only preliminary.
The court appointed a committee to
study the enormous mass of evidence
transmitted by the magistrates, wbo
heretofore have been investigating the
When the committee has finished
Its inquiry, the court will resume its
sessions. It is not known how much
time the committee may require.
MONTENEGRIN- KING AFFIRMS
London. Ene Oct. 23. TCiit- virh-
olas. of Mantenee-ro. bn sent ri.r-
laration to the Jugo-Slavs. In which,
after expressing his Joy over presi
dent Wilson's reply to Austria and
affirming the independence of the
Union of Jugo-Slavs. he said:
J. declare solemnly that Montene
gro must become a constituent part
oi j ngo-siavia.
The king advocated a confederated
Jugo-Slavia. In which each state
would retain its rights. Institutions
DISCLOSURES REVEAL .NtAV
TACTS" OX CAILLATJX CASE
Xew York, October i. Sensational
disclosures regarding tbe alleged ne
gotiations of Joseph Caillaux. one
time premier of France, and count
von Luxburg, former German min
ister to Argentina, intended to re
establish Caillaux in power in Paris
in 1915 and bring about a separate
peace with Germany have been made
to deputy state attorney general
Becker by count James Mlnotto. an
Interned enemy alien, the state office
announced here late Monday.
GREEK ARMY CO MM .UIDSR
VISITS EAST MACEDONIA
SalonikL Greece. Oct. 29. c.ti
Danzlls. eommanderinchief of the
Greek army, has arrived in eastern
Macedonia. He reviewed the Greek
troops today and expressed satisfac
tion over their irood conduct and ex
The Greek forces are impatient to
continue the campaign for the deliv
erance of the Greek notmlation in
Thrace and Asia Minor.
being rushed to the Piave front
and It is evidently purposed to
force the offensive to the utmost.
In addition to the British. Ital
lian and French troops already
talcing part in the fight, Ameri
can troops are reported to be in
reserve. The American forre Is
not large probably two regi
ments, or less and probably will
be brigaded with the Italians or
British. The fighting east of the
Piave has been very heavy, the
Austrlans struggling bitterly to
prevent the allies from enlarging
their gains on the east bank.
French Enclrf line Guise
East of the Oise. on the French
front, the army of Gen. Deoenv
rapidly is encircling Guise. On
the south they are In the suburbs
of the town and have captured
German first line trenches besides
enemy barracks and a hospital
Further south, the French are
marching northeastward between
Marie and the Oise and threaten
to outflank both positions bv
smashing all the way through the
Handing position. Gen. Debeny
has moved forward more than
five miles' on a front of about 16
miles. Along the Serre tbe en
emy evidentlv continues to with
draw toward Marti . as the French
war office says French patrol?
are in contact wl'b the Germans
on this sector
Bombard American Lines
Eastward, alo-ig the Aisne to
the Argonne, Flench pressure is
maintained. German guns begun
to bombard the American lines In
the Verdun region early Tuesday.
The American artillery respond
ed. Apparently, the Germans
hoped to check any further Amer
ican efforts Ho continue the ad
vance bv deluging the American
lines with high explosives at the
hour when attacks usually are
Field marshal Hals reports
only patrol engagements.