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VOL LIX-NO. 258 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1918 EIGHT PAGES 56! COLS. . PRICE TWO CENTS GERMAN GOV'T HAS REPLIED TO WILSON : Solf Writes That Peace Negotiations Are Being Conducted , by a People's Government, in Whose Hands Rests the Power to Make the Deciding Conclusions Declares the German Government Now Awaits Proposals for an Armistice Allies Continue to Make Gains on All : Battle Fronts. General Liidendorf Resigns From Army Condensed Telegrams Copenhagen, Oct 27 (By the A. P.). --Germany'! answer to President Wil son's latest communication says: "The German government has taken cognizance of the answer of the presi dent of the. United States. "The president is aware of the far reaching changes which have been carried out and are being carried out in the German constitutional structure and that peace negotiations are being conducted by a peoples' government in whose hands rests, both actually and constitutionally, the power to make the deciding conclusions. "The military powers aleo are sub ject to It. '"The German government now awaits proposals for an armistice, which shall be the first step toward a Just peace, as the president has de scribed in his proclamation. (Signed) "SOLF." GERMANS GIVING GROUND ON ALL BATTLE FRONTS 1 On the Western Front the British, French and Americans Continue to i Make Slight Gains In Asiatic Tur key the British Have Captured ' Aleppo Report Says the Reichstag Has Passed a Bill Placing the Mili tary Command Under the Control of the Civil Government. (By The Associated Press.) , While the German line continues to crumble under the allied attacks, and the German border slowly but grad ually is being approached by Ger many's foes, comes a report that the revchotag by a, large majority has Passed a bill placing the military com mand under the control of the civil government. On the western battle front the iJritlsh, French and Americans have oontinued to make further slight gains against the Germans: in the Italian theatre both the British and Italians have scored successes, while irt Asiatic, Turkey the British have c:tptured Aleppo in Syria and are driving ahead on both banks of the Tigris in Mesopotamia, with the Turks unable to check them. The. fall of Aleppo and the continued advance up the Tigris are moves of such strategiv value that it is not unlikely Turkish opposition shortly will be' "entirely overcome both In the Holy Land and. Meeopotamia. I The French armies fighting on the i forty-mile front between the Oise and . Aisne rivers are keeping up their of i fensive against the Germans and have ; made additional gains, taking several j villages and compelling the enemy to fall back at various points. In the region southeast of Valen ciennes around I-e Qucunoy the Ger mans have delivered violent counter- forte to throw back Field Marshal Haig's men from the positions they hold were unsuccessful and heavy cas ualties were" inflicted on the enemy by machine gun and rifle fire. The Americans have begun the sec ond month of their operations in the region of Verdun by keeping their at tacks against the Germans from the Meuse to the wooded country north of Grandpre. Further progress has been made notwithstanding continued tsrong opposition by German machine gunners from behind the natural for tifications which abound throughout this district. American airmen are also continuing their bombing opera tions behind tlie German lines, their latest effort in this respect havin been made against the territory around Briquenay, north of Grandpre, in which 140 airplanes took party, 60 of them being bombing machines. Since the Americans began their op erations. northwest of Verdun more than 4-3 villages have been liberated an advance to an average depth of ten miles has been made and more than 20,000 Germans have been taken prisoner. ALEPPO OCCUPIED BY THE BRITISH CAVALRY London, Oet. 27. The city of Aleppo was occupied by British cavalry and armored cars Saturday morning, says a British official statement issued to day. The fall of Aleppo to the British is the crowning event of the victorious campaign of General Allenby, in wh'eh he captured Jerusalem and Damascus on his way northward through Paies tine and Svria. Alenno is 185 miles north of D;i mason's and 70 miles east of the Mediterranean Sea. , At Aleppo the railway line from Constantinople branches, one line go ing southward to Palestine and the other east and south to Bag:!ad. With Aleppo in the hands of thi? British the Turkish forces facing the Eritish ar my in Mesopotamia are In a more or less precarious position. The railroad from Aleppo has been their main source of supply and the cutting of the line at Aleppo renders it useless to the Turks. With the capture of Aleppo the posi tion of General Allenby's army is made more secure from Turkish forces, while- the Turkish menace to General Marshall's forces in Mesopotamia U greatly lessened. From Aleppo the, allies will be able to mova northeast ward through Asia Minor and north ward to the Black Sea. An advance northward from Aleppo wouid cut off the Turkish' forces in Armenia and northern Mesopotamia an.l would open a road over which to s?nd help to the Czecho-Slovak and other anti-Boishe-vik forces in Russia. Aleippo has a population of about lK.OOO. It is an extensive tradina center and abput one-sixtn of its pop- at'acks against the British. Their ef- ulation are Christians. Regarded in Switzerland and Central Powers as Indica tion Militarism is. Really Abdicating. Copenhagen. Oct. 27. General Lu- dendorff, first quartermaster general of the German army, has resigned, says a telegram from Berlin. In ac cepting his resignation the emperor has decreed that the Lower Khenish infantry regiment, No. 39, of which General Ludendorq long had been com mander, shall bear his name. In the resignation of General Luden- dorff, Germany loses what often has been described as her military brain. Unknown before the war, General Erich Ludendorff sprang into prom inence in the fall of 1914 as chief ol staff to J-ield Marshal von imaen burg, then a general, in the operations against the Russians. When Von Hindenburg was given the cmet com mand in August, 1916, Ludendorff was appointed first quartermaster general, but his position in reality nas Deen chief of staff and collaborator with Von Hindenburg. Soon after his appointment as first quartermaster general, Ludendorff be gan to be looked upon as the real "boss' of Germany and was recognized as the representative of the Pan-Ger mans at great headquarters. It was Ludendorff who brought about the re tirement of Chancellor Von Bethmann- Hoflweg and he was reputed to have been responsible for' the appointment to the chancellorship of Michaelis and Von Hertling, both of whom were de scribed as stopgaps. The general s r,ule as first quartermaster general has amounted almost to military dictator- hip. General Ludendorff was reported to have been the originator of the plan of the German offensive of 191S. The plan called for offensive operations on the western front which would split the British and French armies and compel the allies to beg for peace be fore the strength of the American army could be available to any great extent. It was planned that if the offensive failed then Germany would resort to a diplomatic campaign in order to obtain peace. bmce the defeat of the German of fensive and the successful offensive of Marshal Fochv reports from Germany have been to the effect that Luden dorff and Von Hindenburg were losing their popularity 11 in Germany, both because peace did not result from the German attacks and because of the heavy casualties suffered' by the Ger mans. Early in October reports from Ber lin were that Ludendorff had suffered a physical collapse and that he' had decided to resign. On Oct. 15 Luden dorff was said to have become so en raged over the German peace note that he offered his resignation. There also have been reports' recently that he was not on good terms with other German military leaders, especially Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. A news despatch through a neutral country .on Oct. 19 said that General Ludendorff was reported to have told the imperial crown council that Ger- man., miirti, ha jmraa in n fnm ' weeks. As first quartermaster general. Gen eral Ludendorff was responsible for the official statements issued from German general headquarters. He is the man who has explained to the German people how the German troops during the past three months have carried out "strategic withdrawals." SO AMERICAN AIRPLANES BOMBED GERMAN TROOPS With the American Army Northwest of Verdun, Oct. 27, 6 p. m., (By The A. P.) German troop concentrations in the region of Briquenay, north of Grand Pre, were bomoarded this a-te-noon by about sixty .il'-American bombing airplanes witn about eighty pursuit planes protecting them. For mations of from fifteen to twenty G-rman machines attempted to drive off the Americans and several aerial ccmbats resulted. Two American planes are reported missing. ' Lieutenant Edward Rickenbaeher waa among the pursuit planes accom panying the bombing squadron. He engaged in two aerial combats and broucht down a German machine i within the American lines near Exer ! mont. Rickenbaeher followed the ene i my machines close to the ground un- til he saw the enemy aviator land and fall into the hands of American in fantrymen. Returnmg to his airarome Rickenbaeher heard the news of his promotion to a captaincy. CRIES IN REICHSTAG FOR KAISER TO ABDICATE London, Oct. 27. According to the fame reports, the situation in Ger many is growing worse daily. Thede are persistent reports of riots in va rious parts of the country, conflicts with the police and loss of life, and lack of raw materials is seriously In terfering with the production of muni tion s. The Socialist Georg Ledebour Is quoted by the Cologne Volks Zeitun as saying in the reichstag: "The bane ful Influence of the kaiser must be removed," and advocating the aboli tion of the monarchial system. His speech waa greeted by the socialists with shouts of "Abdicate!'" 444 ALASKANS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN DROWNED Seattle, Washn., Oct. 27. Rescue boats today swarmed Lynn Canal, i.ear Skagway, Alaska, seeking trace cf the 444 Alaskans and Yukon terri tory residents believed to have been drowned when the Canadian Pacific Railway company's steamer Princess Sophia was sent to the bottom of th canal by a storm Friday night. Wire less reports said ten unidentified bod ies had been found up to late today. "No sign of life. No hope for any survivors," read a wireless message received today at the Canadian Pa cific's Vancouver, B. C, office from the United States lighthouse tender fVdar which tried unsuccessfully to aid the Sophia before she went down, and which has been leading the cearch for survivors and bodies. Caused a Sensation. Oct. 27. The resignation of ALL EXCEPT FOUR OF CREW OF LUCIA RESCUED 1 Washington, Oct. 27. All except four of the crew cf the American teamer Lucia, torpedoed and sunk 1200 milea from the American coast Oct. 19, are reported to have been rescued, the navy department an nounced tonight. Four men were kill ed by the explosion of the torpedo. Have Recovered 150 Bodies, White Horse. Y. T.. Oct. 27 A des patch from the Dominion telegraphs department at Juneau late tonight said that the bodies of 150 victims of the steamship Princess Sophia had been rwuverea. Berne, General Von Ludendorff has caused thorough sensatjon througout Switz erland and the central empires and is commented upon as a sign that gen eral militarism is really abdicating. Among the German and Austrian peo ples anger and indignation is increas ing over the fact that the military situation has been so long concealed or wrong presented. Yellow fever in Guatemala- halted mail service. An additional loan of $9,000,000 was made to Belgium by the Treasury. Regular steamship trips to the United States and England by Hol land is reported.. Bituminous coal miners were denied increases in wages by Fuel Administrator Garfield. Total sales of War . Savings and Thrift stamps in New York to date amounts to $32,323 646. Gross earnings of the Grand Trunk for the third week in October amounted to $1,296,165. I his years production of tobacco in the United States will amount to 1,265.000 000 pounds. A. Mitchell Palmer, alien property custodian, now holds $700,00 0 000 worth of enemy property. An ' earthquake of moderate in tensity lasting about one hour, oc curred 1,500 miles from Washington. A plan was adopted by Railroad Director McAdoo to inform the, pub lic about railroad operations. Director Felton, of military rail roads ordered 40 ,000 new freight cars for the American army in France. Cotton ginned to Oct. 18 was placed at 6,790 000 bales, counting round as half, by the Census Bureau. A report on cottonseed products from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30 will be is sued this morning by the Census Bureau.- ,. Two hundred army doctors were rushed to the Pennsylvania coal fields. Freight handlers employed at the Boston & Albany piers, in East Bos ton went on strike for higher wages. Another week may pass before all loan subscriptions in the New York Federal Reserve District are counted. The Chicago Board of Trade was closed out of respect to the memory of A. Stamford White, former presi dent. Railroad Director McAdoo approved the contract drawn up by the Rail road Administration and short line of the country. British Columbia silver spruce is in great demand for airplane construct ion. The trees grow to a height of 150 feet sometimes. Naval guns, 16-inch bore, are being used by the American army in France, They are the most powerful on the whole gattle front. Four leading railroad brotherhoods have renewed request for time and a half for overtime, according to a Washington despatch. Practically all of the producers of copper agreed- to the price of 26 cents a pound from Nov. 1 to Jan. I, fixed by the War Industries Board. Manufacture of refrigerators was started by the General Motjrs Corp., at its plant in Detroit. The output will be at the rate of 100,000 a year. Weekly .shipments of Argentina amounted to: wheat, 623,000 bushels; corn 1 056,000 bushels; oats, 850,000 bushels and flax. 147,000 bushels. Seven men were injured, two seri ously, when a steam boiler burst on board the steamer Louisville as she lay at her pier in New York har bor. Interstate Commerce Commission granted increased rates on coal from producing places on non-Federal con trolled railroad, to Canadian- desti nations. Chairman Baruch of the. War In dustries Board announced in Wash- ington that the United States, jew I through new processes is independent UL Hie VYUllU LKfL illillCl iXk U.I1U CUGIIIICU.1 products. President Wilson, in a message to Democratic and Republican senators of Oklahoma1, said woman suffrage was necessary as a part of the pro gram of justice and reconstruction. Charles Piez, vice-president of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, said that the whole shipping program will be revised owing to the enormous ex pense placed on the nation and be cause the original program is not ad justed to the needs of the war .- Colonel Theodore Roosevelt cele brated his 60th birthday quietly yes terday at his "home on Sagamore Hill, spending most of the time playing with, his grandchildren and opening congratulatory telegrams and cables that poured in from all parts of the world. Allies to Ithhold Armistice Terms Until Germany Has Replied to President Wilson's Last Note George and Bal four Have Gone to France. London, Oct. 27. It is understood in authoritative quarters that the al lied governments will not reveal their armistice terms until Germany has re plied to President Wilson's last note. Premier Lloyd George and Foreign Secretary Balfour, accompanied . by naval and military officials, have gone to France. STATEMENT ISSUED BY WILL H. HAY Chairman of the Republican National Committee Takes . President Wilson to Task for Chief Executive's Appeal to the Nation to Return a Democratic Congress De clares It is an Insult to Every Loyal Republican in the Country Secretary Tumulty in a Public Letter Replies to Protests Against President Wilson's Appeal. . ' 1,581 NAMES IN THREE ARMY CASUALTY LISTS Washington, Oct. 27. The follow ing casualties are reported by the Commanding General o the Ameri can Expeditionary Forces: Killed in action 192; died of wounds 63; died of accident and other causes 3; died of disease 74; died of aero plane accident 1; wounded severely 30; wounded (degree undetermined) 160; prisoners 3; total 526. , New England men are: Killed in Motion. Sergeant Robert M. Ryans, East Boston. Mass. Corporal Seth H. Dickinson, Wind sor, Conn. Mechanic Zeb Gooden, Chicopee Falls, Mass. Privates Leon W. Josselyn. West Hanover, Mass.; Leslie David Calla han, Fall River, Mass.; Ralph W. Douglas, Rockland, Mass. Died from Wounds Received in Action Private William H. Sullivan Valley Falls, R. I. . j Died from Accident and Other Causes Corporal Fred Russell Robinson, Cbarlestown, Mass. Private Stephen S. Gauss, Salem, Mass. ' Wounded (Degree Undetermined) Corporals William K. Crosby, Re vere. Mass.; John T. McQueen, Low ell, Mass. Privates Arthur F. Harry, Chesh ire, Conn.; Archibald W. Proulx, At tleboro. Mass.; Herman H. Scheffe-, Williamstown, Mass.; Henry J. Bel rose, Franklin, Mass.; John W. New kirk, Quincy, , Mass.; Arthur H. Pratt, Leominster, Mass. JAPANESE PRESS PRAISES PRESIDENT WILSON'S REPLY Tokio, Saturday, Oct. 26 Jananese newspapers generally comment favor ably on President Wilson's reply to mo uciui4n peace note. Osaki Jipi believes that the raply i3 tantamount to a demand for a revolution in Ger many. Asahi Shimbun says that the abdication of the kaiser is before peace negotiations become a practical question. Kokumin Shim bum also believes that ilio i-sio, abdication is the only way to peace, v...u5ii oubvju, a commercial organ, admires the exceptional promptness of the reply and the firmness of the American attitude but expresses the beiief that peace must be considered stin distant. . REMEDYING SHORTAGE OF MONEY IN BERLIN Amsterdam. Oct 27. The Berlin federal council has declared that in terest coupons payable January 2 next on the five per cent, war loans will be legal tender after October 23 until the date they fall due. The object of this order Is to remedy the shortage of money In some quarters. OBITUARY Rev. Walter Shanley McElroy. New Hiven, Conn., Oct. 27. Rev. Walter Shanley McElroy, curate of Bt Francis' Roman Catholic church here, died today of influenza and pneumonia. He was born in Bridge port 2! years atgo. He studied at St. Thomaa' Seminary, Hartford; Catholic University, Washington; and St Mary's, Baltimore. Father AIcElroy was a' popular speaker nt patriotic campaigns here and hia efforts during the last liberty loan drive are be lieved to have weakened his health. FORMER SENATOR EUGENE HALE DEAD Washington, Oct. 27. Former Sena tor Eugene Hale of Ellsworth, Maine, died tonjght at his residence here. Senator Hale, who waa 82 years old and who served thirty years In the senate, had been in declining health for some months. The body will be sent tomorrow to Ellsworth for inter ment, but arrangements for the fu neral have not yet been completed. SHOT DOWN AN UNARMED SWISS CAPTIVE BALLOON Geneva, Saturday, Oct. 26. Great indignation has been aroused in Switz erland because a sentence of only three months in a fortress has been given the German aviator who on Oct. 8 shot down an unarmed Swiss cap tive balloon on Swiss territory. The Swiss lieutenant in the balloon waa killed. Will Shake Faith in Military. London, Oct. 27 (British Wireless Service). General surprise was caused in Berlin on Saturday afternoon by the fact that the daily report from German headquarters was- not signed, as usual, with the name of General Ludendorff. . Later the following offi cial announcement was issued: "The emperor, accepting the request to be allowed to retire of Infantry Gen eral Ludendorff, the first quartermas ter general and commander in time of peace of the 25th infantry brigade, has placed him on the unattached list. The emperor decided at the same time that the Lower Rhenish infantry regiment, No. 39, of which the general has long been chief, shall bear henceforth the name of Ludendorff." His resignation, it is believed in London, will still further shake the faith of the German people in their military machine. MRS. EDITH KELLY GOULD FINED 50 FRANCS IN PARIS ' Paris, Oct. 27. The Correctional Court on Saturday heard the charges of Frank J. Gould against his wife, Mrs. Edith Kelly Gould, and Mario Casassus, a Mexican. The court fined the accused, who did not appear, fifty francs each on a charge of having had improper relations. Frank J. Gould is a son of Jay Gould, a member of various New York clubs and a director m several rail roads. Mrs. Edith Kelly Gould, a for mer actress, is his second wife, his first wife having been Miss Margaret Kelly. Mr. Gould married his pres ent wife in 1909. CAMPAIGN FOR FUND TO 1 BUILD A POLISH VESSEL Geneva, Oct. 27. A campaign for subscriptions with which to build a Polish vessel at Danzig to be named after President Wilson has been be gun in Poland. The Polish agency at Lausanne announces that the mayor ot Warsaw, Dr. Drzewiecki, is at the head of the movement. Danzig formerly was a Pqlish port but is now included in PrusSia. Polish Nationalist leaders claim that a free Poland after the war should have an outlet to the Baltic and should again have possession of Danzig. REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT IS SPREADING IN CROTIA London, Oct. 27. A despatch to the Exchange Telegraph from Zurich, Switzerland, says the revolutionary movement is .spreading throughout Croatia. The despatch adds that more than 400 persons have been killed at Flume and 300 at zagaDrla. PROTEST THE PROPOSED CHINESE TRADING CO. Peking; Friday, ,Oct. 25. (By The A, P. The American legation has pro tested against the sanctioning by the Chinese government of the proposed Chinese Trading company under the auspices of Tsao Yuan, the acting minister of finance, and Tien Wen Lieh. the minister of agriculture. The company as planned would have re markable special privileges concerning private permits, exchange and dis count3, amounting to a. monopoly on the export ana import ousiness o; hinCa. Such a concern, it. is declared, would be in contravention of Ameri can treaty rights. CLAUDE TAYLOR HAS FLED INTO MASSACHUSETTS Hartford, Conn., Oct. 27. Claude Taylor, gunman, who escaped from the state prison at Wethersfield on Friday, fled into Massachusetts, ac cording to the belief of the local po lice. They received word today that an automobile owned by Meade E. Griffin, which was stolen from his garage in West Hartford oh Friday night, has been found in Holyoke, Mass. The police have evidence indi cating that Taylor and Thomas Ma loney, who broke jail together, escaped in the machine. MEASURES TO FIGHT GRIP EPIDEMIC IN PARIS Paris, Saturday, Oct. 26. Measures undertaken by the department of in terior to fight the grip edipemic rag ing in Paris were discussed in the chamber of deputies yesterday. It was suggested that the force of civil ian doctors was unequal to. the emer gency and that military surgeons should be called in to assist in the work. M. Favri, under-secretary of the department of the interior, stated plans were under way to relieve the situation and to increase the output of necessary drugs and disinfectants. SUNDAY'S LIST. Killed in action 88; died of wounds 51; died of accident and other causes! 6; died of disease 92; wounded sev erely 121; wounded (degree undeter mined) 271; wounded . slightly 228; missing in action 85; prisoners 2; died of aeroplane accident 6; total 950. New England men are: Killed in Action. -Lieutenants Leonard Jackson, Newton Center, Mass.; Alexander B. Bruce. Lawrence, Mass. Privates John H.- Leighton, Bos ton, Mass.; Louis A. Minsk, Brockton, Mass.; Raffaele Bibo, East Boston, Mass.; Enock Megridichiari, Provi dence ,R. I.; Vincent Torvisio, Wor cester, Mass. Died of Wounds, Lieutenant Ralph E. Donnelly, Worcester, Mass. Privates James R. Streimer, Prov idence R. I.; John Rodrigues, Fall River, Mass. Died of Disease. Sergeant Charles F. Bain, Uxbridge, Mass. i Privates John E. Hayes, Dorches ter, Mass.; William J. Garrity, Derby, Conn.; Waclaw Zarnowski, Cam bridge, Mass. Wounded Severely in Action. Corporals Bernard J. Duffy, Prov idence. R. I.; Henry sr. Meigs, Meri den. Conn. Bugler George T. Boldway, Jr., Holyoke, Mass. Privates Thomas sr. .Manney Wloonsocket, R. I.; Claude Irving Brown, Tyngsboro, Mass.; John H. Collins. Chelsea, Mass.; Merrick C. Zucca, Danbury, Conn. Wounded (Degree Undetermined). Lieutenant Myles B. Ellis, Merri mas Mass. Corporal Chester F. Colby, Dor chester, Mass. Privates Joe J. Grafton,' Worces ter, Mass.; William Clarence Halli gan. New Haveen, Conn.; Frank J. Mazzei, South Boston, Mass.;Con stantine Koze, Boston, Mass.; John G. Ostland. Worcester, Mass.; Marcei Zele, Torrington, Conn. Wounded Slightly in Action. Corporal Wilfred Lamothe, Fitch burg. Mass. Privates James E. Burke. Law rence, Mass.; Herbert H. Tomlinson, West Somerville, Mass.; John D. Walsh. Pittsfield. Mass.; Noel B. Easton, Windsor, Mass.; isapoieon Parent. Swansea, Mass.; James L. Simpson. Dorchester, Mass.; William S. Smith, Clinton. Mass.; waiter Wistort. . New Britain, Conn.; John F. O'Donnell, Lowell, Mass. Missing in Action. Lieutenant Arthur L. Clark, Jam aica Plain, Mass. , Corporal Arlington L. Trethewey, Livermore Falls Maine; . Privates Lester R. Hamer, Fall River, Mass.; Joseph E. LeClair, Lit tleton, N. H.; David Johnson, Man Chester, Con. t Prisoners. Private Charles S. Brown, Water- bury, Conn. Died of Aeroplane Accident, Lieutenant Charles T. Buckley, New Haven, Conn. FRENCH RADICAL SOCIALISTS RENDER HOMAGE TO ARMIES Paris, Saturday, Oct. 26. (Havas"). The congress of the Radical Socialist party has adopted unanimously a res olution rendering homage to the vic torious French armies and congratu lating M. Clemenceau, the premier an.l minister of war. The resolution de clares the party approves the demo cratic principles expressed by Presi dent WTilson. SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR FRENCH NATIONAL DEFENSE BONDS Paris, Oct. 27, (Havas'. In the fir3t fortnight of October subscriptions for national defense bonds amounted to 1,472,000,000 fran(cs. This is the larg est amount reached in any similar period since the bond3 were issued and is 500.000.000 francs 'greater than the previous maximum reac'qed in the second fortnight of 191$. GERMAN SUBMARINES: , FLYING WHITE FLAG Christiania, Oct. 27. Crews of ves sels arriving at Stavanger from Kar mo Island report that several German submarines, flying a white flag at their mastheads, passed the island Saturday bound south, according to the Morgenbladet. The submarines are believed to have been returning bome from their bases. SATURDAY AFTERNOON'S LIST. Died of accident and other' causes 3; died of disease 8; wounded (de gree undetermined) 88; missing in action 6; total 105. New England men are: Wounded (Degree , undetermined)'. Sergeant Ernest L. " Goldsmith, Charlestown. Mass.; Amos Todisco, Jamaica Plain, Mass. Corporal Lincoln Porte, Nantucket, Mass. i Privates Vincenzo Giola, Strat ford. Conn.; Marius R- Joncas Law rence. Mass.; winiam xanai. Cam bridge, Mass. ; William F. Stewart, Winthrop, Mass." MARINE CORPS CASUALTIES. -. Killed in action 1; died of wounds received in action 5; died of disease 17; wounded in action (severely) 3; missing in action 15; total 41. Robert E. McGough of Providence wag the only New England man in the list New York, Oct. 27. Will H. Hays,' chairman of the republican national" committee, made public here tonight a statement in which he replied in be half of his party to Fresident Wilson's appeal to the nation to return a demo cratic congress. In his statement Mr. Hays said: "President Wilson has questioned the motives and fidelity vf your rep resentatives in congress. He has thereby impunged their iovaltv and denied their patriotism.. Hi:i challenge is to you who elected tlios.V represen tatives. You owe it to ihem, to the ui jour great partv tnd to voui own self respect to meet that c'hal lege squarely, not nnlv n nnhi... but as Americans. I, as your chairman call upon you to do it "Mr. Wilson accords the republicans no credit whatever for Laving sun ported the 'war measures' proposed by his administration, although they have done so with greater unanimity than the mombers of his own party De spite that fact, he accuses, them of h-avmg tried to usurp his proper func tiosn. , . "At 110 time and in no wav have they tried to take eontml r.f .o. out of his hands. The president knows that. The country , knowns it. A more ungracious, more unlust. ton, more mendacious accusation was never made by the most reckless stump orator, much less bv a president of the United States, for partisan pur poses. It is an insult, not on'.v to every loyal republican in congress, but to every loyal lepublican in the land. It fully merits the resentment which rightfully an.l surely, will find ex pression at the pollo.s "Mr. Wilson grudgingly admits that the republicans have -been 'pro-war'. Then why does he demand their de left .' Because they are still pro war? Hardly that. No. It is because they are for peace through, not with out, victory; bacause thy do not be lieve lasting peace can be obtained through negotiations; because they consider that 'TJ. S. stands fn- ,in. cunnuionai surrender as well as for the United States and Uncle Sam.' The . uiiiocratic congress does not Mr vjnson aoes not. There is the" issue clear. as the noonday sun. The coun- win ueciae. -VII. VYllSOn Wants nnlv ...hl,.. oiAiuuB, nis ruober stamps. -in con gress. He aa n Vn i,., tetter than democratic congressmen. He calls for the defeat rf nm-wo.. puDiicans and the election of anti-war democrats. He. as the executive, is no longer satisfied to be one branch of me soernmtnt, as provide.! bv the constitution.. Republican congressmen must be defeated and democratic con gressmen must, as they would, yield in everything. That is evidently his juea tne idea of . an autocrat calling himself the servant but bjdding for t ' l"1H srea; iree people. "Republicans in congress have seem- w mm gooa enough whon they as sented, as they did' assen- with fcio-v,. est patriotism and sometimes against 'V " juusmeni, 10 am appeal. Re publicans at home have seemed to him good enough to send fully a million of their sons into battle, to furnish at tasi ot the "my and far more than half of the money lor the win ning of the war, but thev are not considered good enough to have a voice in the settlement of the war. "But Mr. Wilson's real purpose has nothing to do with the conduct of the war. He has had that from (he begin ning, has it now. and nobody dreams in. mierrenng with hie control He wants just two things. One is full power to set clo the war precisely as he and his solo, unelected, unappointed unconfirmed, personal advisor may de termine,,: Tho other is full, power as the 'unembarrassed snnli,,mn i ,f. fairs at home' as he actually demands in his statement, to reconstruct in peace times the great indunrial affairs ui uic nauon in tne, same, way, in un- lmpeata contormity , with whatever socialistic doctrines, whatever unlim- iueu government ownership notions, whatever unlimited government own ership notions, whatever hazy whims ma nappen io possess hiin at the time, but first and above all. with ab solute committment to free trade with all the world, thus giving to Germany out of hand the fruits of a victory greater than she could win by fight ing a hundred -years. A republican con gress will never assent to that. Do you want a congress that wili? Germany does. Germany looks to Mr. 'Wilson to get it for her, as he pledged himself to do in one of the few of his famous articles which is explicable. Germany Understands that. See the New York World, spokesman of the -administration, of last Saturday and read the testimony of Henry O. Emery, former head of the tariff commission. Just re turned from - seven months in Ger mmany. 'The German people,' he" says, 'seemed to realize, that- in Presirtpnt Wilson1 lay their only salvation. They yurneu to mm in the bi-lief that he is the one great political leader who can be trusted to make a permanent peace which shall permit equal econ omic development.' He is. AH others demand that ihe Germans shall pay the pull penalty for their crimes. "What more than nonsense then is the democratic campaign ory.that the election of ,.i republican congress. pledged to unconditional . surrender. and protection of American industries and American workingmen, instead of a democratic congress ready to assent to .a negotiated peace and free trade, would bear cheer to Germany. Such claims would be ludicrous if they were hot so seriously unpatriotic. VMr. Wilson calls upon the repub licans of the country to repudiate their representatives in congress- who have proved true and loyal patriots. Are you going to do it? Aanswcr with your votes! ' "Mr. Wilson forces the republican party to lie down or fight, t say! fight! Answer with your votes' "Mr. Wilson is - for- unconditional surrender yes. for the unconditional surrender to himself of tho republican party, of the country, of the allies all to him, as the sole arbiter and master of 'the destinies of , the world. Do you stnnrl for, that? Answer with your voies: gress by recalling quotations from ut terances by Colonel Roosevelt, former Pre4.t(2nt Harrison, Senators- Lodge and Penrose and former Senator, I-oraker in the campaign of 1898 at the close of the Spanish war. The Cuyahoga county - committee telegraphed the White House taking issue with the president's statement. Secretary Tumulty, writing at the . president's direction, simply commend ed the statements he quoted and also various editorials appearing" at the time in leading republican newspapers to the committee's consideration with- ' out comment. The tirst quotation was from Col onel Roosevelt, identified as republi can candiu'te for governor of New York in 189S: "Remember that, whether you will . or not, your votes this year will be viewed by the nations of Europe from one standpoint only. They will draw no fine distinctions.' A refusal to sus tain the president, this year will, in their 'eyes, be read as a refusal to sustain the war and to sustain the efforts of our-peace commission to se- cure the fruits' of war. Such a re fusal may not inconceivably bring about a rupture of the peace negotia tions. It ' will give heart to our de feated antagonists: it will make pos sible the interference of those doubt ful neutral nations who in this strug gle have wished us ill. You could not get the benefits of the victories of Grant and Serman only by re-electing Lincoln, and we win gain less than we ought from the war if the administration is not sus tained at these elections." From former President Harrison. pleading for the election of a repub lican congress: . If the word goes forth that the people of the United States are stand ing solidly behind the president, the task of the peace commissioners will be easy, but if there is a break in the ranks if the democrats score a tell ing victory, if democratic senators, congressmen and governors are elect ed Spam will see in it a gleam of hope; she will take a fresh hope and a renewal of hostilities, more war may be necessary to secure to us what we have already won." From Senator Lodge: 'But there is one question on which I wish to say a few words and that seems to me to override, all others. - It is whether we shall stand by the administration and the president at this juncture. If we give - a victory to his political oppo nents, we say not only to the United States, but we say to the world, we say to the Spanish commissioners in Paris, that the people of the United States repudiate its result and repudi ate the man who has led victoriously the war and is now leading us back to peace-William McKinley." From Senator Penrose: "In his re cent speeches the president has ap pealed not to a partisan but to a na tion Upirit. He wants Pennsylvania t remain the keystone state for the republican party. It is difficult to overestimate the supreme importance of sustaining the president of the United States and the republican par ty at the present critical crisis in our foreign relations." From Senator Foraker: "The war came while a republican administra- . tion was in power and must now be settled by that administration. I do not believe any fair-minded democrat would question the fitness of the re publican party for the discharge of this duty, but, however it might De otherwise, the work is already in the hands of President McKinley. What he wants is the support of the house of representatives." Secretary McAdoo tonight issued a statement supplementing - the presi dent's appeal, declaring that the only way to secure continued unity of com mand in America is to return a con gress in full sympathy with the presi dent's views, policies and ideals. "Before ' America entered the war." Mr. McAdoo said, "the allies had suf fered repeated reverses because there was no unity of command. They were divided among themselves in authori ty. The first act of the president was to compel a unity of command under General Foch. Ever since that time America and her allies have been win ning victories and a triumphant con clusion of the war is in sight as long as unity of command and of action is preserved. Unity of command In Europe must be back up with unity of command and action in America." It . has been demonstrated that as to be invisible to ti naked eye, although its presence upon a card can be detected by the touch,. TUMULTY DEFENDS PRESIDENT'S APPEAL 'Washington, Oct. 27. Secretary Tumulty tonight made ptfblic a letter he' has written at President Wilson's direction to the Cuyahoga county re publican committee at Cleveland, O., in which he replies to protests against President Wilson's appeal to the i country, to return a democratic con ROADHOUSE RAIDED AT CUMBERLAND, R. 1. Woonsockr-t. R. I., Oct. 2. Lieu tenant Hanibal Hamlhi and a de tachment of provost guardsmen from Camp Devens forced their way into a roadhouse in Cumberland early to day and cantured 59 men and nine wo men who aftr, refusing to give them selves up, had fired upon the'soldiers. Deputies from the United Slates mar shal's office in Providenc? and agents of tihe New England Watch and Ward society previously had been held at bay for more than an hour. Charles Caswell of Lynn. Mass.. an agent of the Watch and Word socie'.y. was hit in the left le:; by a bullet fired from a window in the upper story of the road house. All the prisoners will appear in the federal coui;t in Providence tomorrow, charged with resisting arrest and fir ing upon soldiers of the United States. The law provides for a maximum pen alty of twenty years' imprisonment for persons convicted of thisa charges. Among the prisoners werti several men in uniform. Lieutenant Hamlin arrived with his detachment while the inmates were firing upon the federal officers and Watch and Ward agents who had taken cover behind automobiles and trees. He demanded in the name of . the president of the United States that all in the house surrender. The re sponse was another volley from the -roadhouse windows. .; Ordering l is men to surrounii t!e house. Lieulenant Hamlin went to a. window, smashed the blin'is off and broke the glass. Pushing his revolver into the room, he repeated his demand. The inmates, who had gone upstairs, refused to .?ome out. The soldiers tten rushed ihe house, smashing ths front door. They went through the rooms covering men and women with revolvers. Evidently frightened by this quick action, the inmates made nn further resistance. Rev. J. Frank Chase, of Dotton. pres ident of the Watoh and Ward society, who furnished the information upon which the raid was miuk-, fcaid tonight that it was ihe first of a series to he conducted until even' houfe of the sort in New England was closed.