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ZW3 fVi -,. ' jii I '-! iwwxuuzx JEffTlft EXTRA f.i.. and THF, RVFMNri TELEGRAPH f'i .V VOL. V.--NO.. 39 Publlihtd Dally Except Sunaay. Subscription Price i JB a Tear by Mali. Copyrlsht, 191S. by tha Public lder Company. PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1918 Entered Second-Claim Matter at tha PoitnfttM at Philadelphia, Pa. Under tha Act of March S. 18T0. PRICE TWO CELTS' I jasWyf tV7 IWffiWf fvfftvTTOtC I ' TimraftATtmB at kach.boch in & i la in 1 11 ii i vrrn I )U 1st It'I'7bT79 78 78' I "p"! L& A ?t I w- m w "i7 h r. V t Si ,,,- i-, LT. A. B. LISTER, CHESTNUT HILL, DIES OF WOUNDS Death in France Reported- by Officer in Red Cross WELL KNOWN SOCIALLY He Was Nephew of Assistant PoBtrnaster Here and Former U. of P. Athlete Lieutenant Alfred Brooks Lister, son of Mr. and Sire. William H. Lister, of Chestnut Hill, and a nephew of John Lister, Assistant Postmaster of Phila delphia, has died of Mounds In France. His family 'has received no official no tification yet, but heard of the young of ficer's death through a letter from Lieu tenant Charles Jennings, of the Red Cross, who was with Lltutenant Lister -at the end and acted as a pallbearer at the funeral. Lieutenant Lister was better known as Brooks Lister than by his first r.aaie, Alfred. He Vras prominent socially In Oermantown and Chestnut Hill, and was a fine all-round athlete. He had attend ed Trinity College, where he ran on the track team and was shortstop on the baseball team and a member of the Alpha 3eta Psl Fraternity. LattT he took the architectural course at the Uni versity of Pennsylvania and graduated with .honors. Worked On Library Man When this country declared war on Germany, Lieutenant Lister was an as sistant In the office of Horace Trum bauer, the architect, and was engaged in working out the details of the plans for the new 53,000,000 free library to be erected on the. Parkway. He promptly applied for permission to enter the first officers' training camp at Fbrt Niagara, won a commission as second lieutenant, and was assigned to Camp Meade, fticre he was placed In the UOth Machine Gun Battalion of the Seventy-ninth Division, and went over ' seas In July, this year. In the last letter receded from him, dated July 15, he said his battalion o? about to go to the front, and that "at last wc will all get a chance to see the big show." In his letter describing the death cf Lieutenant Lifter, Lltutenant JennlpgsJ wrote: X naa several tants wun young Brooks Lister before he d'ed, and he sure was game. He met his end like a,- man. I was h psllbearer at his fu neral, and saw f It that there was an ample supply of flowers. It was a beau tiful and Impresses service." Lieutenant Lifter was twenty-five years old. He was a member of the Phtladelph'a. Cricket Club, the T-Square Club and the Phlladelph'a Sketch Club. tjtMrtfMMeMDrpw Honored Lieutenant Charles Wallace Drew, wounded In an air battle against four fjefman machine and forced to .descend within the 'enemy lines on August 22. has been awarded the distinguished service cross by General Pershing for an act of "extraordinary heroism," as the of ficial citation puts It. Lieutenant Drew was previously list ed on the official reports sent out by mall as "missing" and later a "killed In action," but this error has been cor rected by telegraph.' He is actually a prisoner at Mets, the boch stronghold In Lorraine, according to a cablegram from the International Red Cross. Gen eva. Switzerland. He was wounded dur- lnc hla final desperate battle with tlje four German machines, but Is pot In a serious condition and his ultimate re covery Is anticipated. The young aia tor's mother, Mrs. S. D. Drew, lies at 24 West Seymour street. Germantown. Captain Charles J. Blddle, of Anda. lusla, tried to go to the rescue of Lieu tenant Drew when the latter was fight lnr against overwhelming odds, hut was prevented by engine trouble. The feat for which Lieutenant Drew won the coveted Croix de Guerre is thus tersely described In the official citation: The official Citation "First Lieutenant Charles W, Drew, Thirteenth Aero Squadron. For extraor dinary heroism In action near Fllrey, France, August 15, 1918. Lieutenant Drew operated one of a patrol of four machines which attacked four enemy ba'ttleplanes In the fight which fol lowed, he attacked In succession three of the enemy airships, driving one of them out of the battle. He then engaged another machine at dose range and re ceived ten bullets In his own plane, one of which penetrated his radiator, while another pierced his helmet. In spite of this, Lieutenant Drew followed the Ger man plane to a low altitude within the enemy's lines and shot It down In flames. During the latter part of the oombat he courageously refused to abandon the fight, although he had be came separated from his companions and his engine had become so hot, be cause of the leak In his radiator, that there' wis Imminent danger of Its falling him t any moment. In spite of this handicap he disposed of the enemey ma. chin ana regamea nis own n. ' There sre thirty-two soldiers from Philadelphia and Its vicinity named on today's -casualty list, the total being an of the smallest In two months. this number two have been Killed in action, two have died of wounds and one of disease. A . Twenty-one have been wound6d, four are missing, one Is a prisoner and an other, previously reported as missing has returned to duty. The fate of six of the seventeen local heroes had been jrevleusly reported unofficially. Sketchef of the Herpes ttf!ar Abe Goldberg, who lost an arm during the capture . of Chateau rm Thierry, has returned to this country, r Comin, Hon,"'"-,, parent., ' & Maimed Hero Hutchinson street. r . He believes that :t will come wdii, nv weiaie ins nans are on intir last egs ana ine nsl conditions In the empire will i th Kalaer and the'Junkers-to ac- iFths terms of the Allies. "Th civil ' CesUnnad sa Fate Three. Column One . ' THE, WEXTHER VANE "fair tonight and not much t?, change," Bo urn hear Old Prob declare. , Weather foreeatter are ttrangel m V Jfow can ''lack 'of change" team V "teAff The Honor Roll for the City and Its Vicinity Today KIT.LE11 IN ACTION CAPTAIX JOSEPH O, TJCSCAN. Cm- v-vn (Unoftlctallv reported) ... rotironAL w iimam r. hanrom. North Fifty-third M PRIVATE P. CRVMAOTA. 112l Cartrell street. (Unofficially reported). died or worsns CAPTAIN T.oriS H. FlEt.nlNO. 1430 South Flftv.fnurth it. rrelouly re wimM HTnfeiv UBCTRNANT ALFRED B. LISTER, Chestnut Hill. (Previously reported un officially. DIED OP DISEASE PRIVATE EDWARD P. MeKENNA. M S5.m.1,rfv. t. (Prevtouily reported un officially). WOrXDED SEVERELY "MiVl? AnE OOLDRERO. 2M1 South Hutrhinfon.it, (PreMously reported rRJVATE r- GOODWIN. 240.0. South Twelfth st. (Prlouly reported miss. r'.VATE S M, Tt-RNER. 4R.. 1S1T vtoir t. (PreMouoly reported rrtlln ) WOrNDED, DEGREE fNDETERMINED MEITENANT IRANK STRONG. 3S0S Xftrmt pt LIEUTENANT ,1. P. TWADEM., Devon LIEUTENANT W. W. HARTMAN. n02 .V.I!Ii0.u, ' (Unofficially rportod ) IJEKreyA.vT THOMAS A. tERR WEATIIER. n.Vi Weft Venaneo st. (Prlouly r-nnrtn! unofflrlllv). 4EROE.XNT 4AMES N. PARKER, SR2S Hamilton street. (Unofficially report ed) CORPORAL GORDON T RISKING. 1"4 North Slxtv.thlrd U (TreUoutly ro- .!L'i:2.!""''i''i?iiv ) viini'i ORAL JOHN II, KIRK. 1RU North nth CORPORAL JOSEPH W. STRAIN, 18 fifchnrnp t CORPORAL HENRY SHAW. 021 North Prsnklln t (Unofflclallv reported.) PRIVATE HERMAN A. KIESEL, 4537 Tteno St. PRIVATE T. A. WEICHARDT. 310T North Eleenth st. (PreMoufly re. porti mlsflnr ) PRIVATE ANTON PETR. 1210 Hurley st rPrevloilv reported mllnr ) PRIVATE C. F. SNYDER. 4212 Ito-aln tret (tTnofflclallj' reported) PRIVATE WARNER F. BRUNT, 2MS North Third street. (Unofficially re ported) PRIVATE DANIEL CONWAY WEB STER, 111 West Cumherlind st. (Pro lously reported unofficially). SLIGHTLY WOrNDED CAPTAIN WILLIAM M. RLV10. 204T o-ith Twentieth st. PRIVATE THOMAS WEBSTER. "7 IlUnhardt st. (SerMne a.s an ambu lance driver. Unofflelallv reported ) RETURNED TO DUTY. PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING TRIVATE GEORGE L. KNOWTE1. 5341 Poplar st. PRISONER, PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING PRIVATE JOHN GROSS. 21S3 North Sixth st. (At unknown camp.) MISSING CORPORAL W. J. JORDAN, 041 Win ton it TRIVATE JAMES P. MULLIGAN. 2206 Manning st PRUATB JMES U. HARVEY, 1429 North Flftv.flfth st PRIVATE ALFRED 11. IRV1N, 3233 Ql rard ae. October g.1. 1018 The above list 1? cbmpiled fiom the official casualty records and from unofficial reports recci:d by relative? and friends of the men overseas. . POWERHEADSTRY TO AVERT FAMINE Philadelphia Electric Di rectors Meet to Act on Current Problem POTTER DENIES LACK Directors of the Philadelphia Electric Company are today in ers'on trying to work out a' plan that will relieve the so-called power and light famine in Philadelphia. "Walter H Johnson, vice president of the company, who has been the chief figure in the light and power controversy that Is being waged between the com pany and the business Interests of the city, would not receive newspaper men today. At his office it was denied he was In the building. No electric current famine Impends In this city and the only danger of one lies In the efforts of the Philadelphia Elect rlo Company Jo obtain a loan from the United States on easy terms and at a low rate to further Its own Interests. This is the gist of statements by Wil liam Potter, State fuel administrator. and Charles Piez, vice president of the Emergency Fleet Corporation. 'The trouble is that these corporations won't limit themselves to Immediate needs," said Mr. Pies, "and the Govern ment has to have some check on expend itures. They want to get money on easy terms at low rates of Interest for developments not needed at the present tlma. Hassllnr Causes Shortage "A contract for additions to plant eauloment based on the third survev has been drawn up and Is now awaiting the signature oi urmirman Kaward It. Hurley, of the shipping board, in the meantime there Is a distinct shortage, which may be relieved by cutting out nonessentials," After ordering the electric company to 'produce Its books and charts, the fuel administration rejected suggestions for sweeping curtailments in service -and Issued a statement tnat ,lf consumers observe due economy during the peak hours or p. m. to i p. m , tne load can Otyie handled without Inconvenience to anyooay. Walter H. Johnson, vice pres'dent of the Philadelphia Electric Company, was sponsor for the statement that the city was threatened with a serious power shortage which would greatly Interfere with war Industries. The original irmirce of the report, however, was B L. Cole, Contlnafrd en Pt Tw'o. Column Two SAFETY HEAD ASKS ECONOMY Wilson Orders Expense Cut, Aid ing Wage-Increase Plan Further aid In the campaign to ad vance the wages of city employes was given today by Director Wilson, of Public Safety, when he ordered all heads, of bureaus under his supervision to cut expenditures to the bone. The order stated that the Director would not approve of deficiency bills for 1918 In any bureau urlder him. The order reads In Prt : "Every bureau In th's department must show a clean slate for 1918. Kindly govern your expenditures so that It will not be necessary to submit any deficiency bills." The notification Is In line with the request of Chairman Qaffney. of Coun cils Finance Committee, to discontinue all expenditures not absolutely essential to adequate and efficient public service so that departmental appropriations might be enabled to meet the expected MM U.toflM-h -, ROOSEVELT CALLS WILSON PARTISAN BEFORE PATRIOT Colonel Condemns Presi dent's Plea for Demo cratic Congress " t PEOPLE'S RIGHTS INVAD m v Vast Crowd Cheers Denuncia tion of Selfish Course of Administration New York, Oct. 23. Colonel Roosevelt last'nlght at Car negie Hall Joined Issue with President Wilson over the President's appeal to the nation to elect Democratic Con gressmen, Vthlle 4000 enthusiast ap plauded him. Tho hall ordinarily ac commodate about 3500, but last night It was Jammed with a cheering, lost- ling throns that occupied nil the floor snace. while outside were other tnou rand who wanted to but could not get in to hear what had been forecast as the address of the campaign. it wa? a tremendous personal tri umph for the Colonel. The vast audi' ence remembered the four Roosevelt boy? who enlisted as soon as war was declared: thev remembered that Quen tin had given up his life tor his country, and thev remembered, too, that the Colonel himself would have been over there in the thick of It If he had been permitted. All of these, things, and more, too came back to the shouting audience when Colonel Roosevelt worked his way to the front of the platform, and the audience rose and cheered him. Tlie Colonel seemed to be in splen did physical condition, and while his address required more than an hour tn deliver the audience never tired, Ha delivered it with intense earnest ness. Over and over agan he was compelled to pause by the applause of people at his vigorous attacks on the Wilson Administration and the poli cies adoc.ited- by the President. "If the President of the United States is right In his appeal he has lust made to the voters, then you and I have no right to vote at this flection or discuss public questions while the war lasts," was a declaration early In his address that provoked .tumultu ous applause. Another statement made by tne Colonel was: "So far as I know, no Democratic Congressman has resigned his sent to, go to war. But six Republican Con gressmen have lesigned to go into the army, and already one has died." "Seeks Partisan Success In repudiating his own announce ment that "politics is adjourned," tha President hnd, In Mr. Roosevelt's opinion, cast the gravest doubt on the sincerity of that announcement. For months, "with naked eagerness" and with a "complete, subordination of. national interest to 'party " welfare never before known in our history during a great war,1' the Democratic organization had been working for partisan success. , "Supple eagerness to serve Mr. Wil ron personally and to serve Mr. Wil son's party In so far a.s such serice benefited Mr. Wilson," had been the sole test of appointment to positions most vital to the conduct of the war, was Colpnel Roosevelt's charge. And now the President, casting off thf mask, was appealing to pure parti sanship, and making the sole test, of fitness servile loyalty to himself. Rebuking what ho terlned the "servility" of Democratic leadership the Colonel said it was' "small won der that in the cloakrooms of the House the bitter Jest circulates:. 'Here's to our Czar, last In war, first toward peace, long may he waver! ' " Colonel Roosevelt's Speech Colonel Roosevelt said: "This meeting Is held under peculiar circumstancs. If the President of the United States is right In the ap peal he has Just made to the voters, then you and 1, my hearers, have no right to vote at this election or to dis cuss public, questions while the war lasts. If his appeal is justified, only that faction of the Democratic party which accepts toward the President the rubber-stamp attitude of com plete servility Is entitled to control Congress; and no man who is a Re publican, and no man whether a Re publican or not who puts loyalty to the people ahead of loyalty to the ser vant of the people, Is to have a voice in determining the greatest questions ever brought before this nation. "In this election appeal which the President has issued to the voters of the country he states that he 'earn estly begs' the voters to return 'a Democraic majority to both the Sen ate and the House of Representa tives,' and that although 'the leaders of the minority in the present Con gress have unquestionably been Pro war they have been antl-admlnlstra-tlon'.' and that 'the return of a Re publican majority of either House of Congress would certainly be Inter preted on the other side of the water as a repudiation of my (President Wilson's) leadership.' Wllaott Changes Mind "This Is an extraordinary document. It Is an emphatic repudiation and re versal of the President's annouce- ment of a few months back that poll tics is adjourned,' It casts tho gmv est doubt on the sincerity of that an nouncement; and Indeed for the last few months the Democratic party or ganization, acting with the support and direction of. the Presidents closest advisers, suteh as Messrs. Bur1 leson and Creel, has been working with nakedagerness (or partisan sue-, cess, and hasdisplayed a greedy un scrupulousness as to methods and a complete subordination of national in terest to partisan welfare never be fore known In our history during a great war.' - "When this wr broke out I, and all Centlnced on Pas Mi. Cotnron One LIGHT WORK FOR QLDER MEN Training Course Modified to Suit New Dratt negistranw , By the Associated Press Wa.hlprton. Oct. 29 Older drafted men are to be jut Into shape for service Srourh modified physical training ex erelasa less Bfduous than the course de signed for men between twenty-one and Camp commanders were ordered today to train the older men gradually, es pecially In the early stag es. so they will suffer no ill effects from too strenuous SSJ&Tor over work. , f f -. TURKEY MAKES PROPOSAL FOR SEPARATE PEACE Constantinople Reports That Ne gotiations With Entente Will Soon End fly the Assnciated VeM London, Oct. 29. Turkey has independently present ed peace proposals to the Entente nations, according to a report from Constantinople forwarded by the cor respondent at Copenhagen the Ex change Telegraph , Company. The negotiations are expected to end soon, It Is added. HINDENBURG AT ANTWERP Germans Reported to Be Prepar ing Strong Defenses Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger Cepuripht, JJU, by .Vetu Vork Tlmrt Co. Mula, Holland, Oct. 29. The Xew Tork Times correspondent learns here on tho frontier that Hlndenburg has ar rived at Antwerp. Elaborate prepara tions for defense are in progress, and all German civilians are ordered to leave at once. Small detachments of fully equipped Germans continue to cross the frontier at Pluls dally. Many are boys of se en teen The correspondent was struck with the extraordinary Ignorance of the Gr man officers and soldiers on political affairs In Germany. They appeared not to have heard the rumors of the Kaiser's abdication, and were all con vlnced that Germany had always fought a war of defense. Both soldiers and officers agreed that the war would be over In a month. One corporal admitted that those who were responsible for the war should be pun ished, but ald "They must not atk too much of us " Most of the soldiers seem to be doun on Tirpitz. who they say belongs to the Pan-Germans and capitalists One Socialist said, "You can hae Von Tir pitz and two cents thrown In." One of the rlncleaders of the Wllhelmshaven mutiny said that the rebels had hoped and trusted the army would follow them He had only become a Socialist since the war. NEWBERRY CASE POSTPONED Election Inquiry Waits on Su preme Court Ruling By the Associated Press New York, Oct. 29 Government at torneys obtained today an extension from November 4 to 18 of sittings ot the Federal grand jury which has been Inquiring into expenditures of the Tru man II. Newberry primary campaign In Michigan. Their object, it is understood, was to hold the grand jury In organiza tion until a supcrme court ruling could be made on the decision of the Federal district court here adjudging three De troit Republican leaaers in contempt iar refusing to answer questions put to them in the investigation, The men held In contempt, Allan A. Templeton. Chairman. Frank w. Blair, treasurer, and Thomni P. Phillips, pub licity director of Lieutenant Commander X'jtu, i.-..,--aiTiiiv t HSiaaiMirjH, their own recognizances pending their .Departure today for Washington Ot S. 11. Rush, special United States At torney, to confer with Department of Justice olTleials was cited as an Indi cation that tlw inquiry bad not been dropped, as had been rumored. THROWS CHILD INTO SWAMP Boys Rescue Little Camden Girl From Tramp s Clutches A tramp stole five-year-old Martha Harris from in front of her father's restaurant at 402 Kaighn avenue, Cam- den, today, and taking her to a sis amp in South Camden, threw her In. The rhl!d was rescued bv Frank Nus- tro, fourteen years old, 1333 Titan street, this citv. and Peter Glteronl, friurteen years old, 323 Division street, Camden They saw tne man tnrow ner into inc swamp. The kidnapping occurred after tho tramp refused to pay for a meal he had eaten In the Harris restaurant. The girl's father put him out. The police of this citv ,and Camden are searchlrg for the fugitive. He Is about forty-fle years old. GRIP ON THE WANE Epidemic Ended in 10 Naval Dis- tncts and LJeclining in timers By the Associated Press rl'aahlngton, Oct. 29. Surgeon Gen eral Bralsted announced today that the influenza epidemic Is over in ten naval districts and that it is on the wane in all other places except Paris Island, S. C and Mare Island, Cal. Reports for the 'week ending October 26 show a decline in the number of new cases from 4373 to 2091. with 20? deaths as compared with 387 for the preceding week. , The surgeon general of the army an nounced that vaccination against pneu monia is available now for every officer, enlisted man and civilian employe of the ormv. Its extensive use Is expected to lower materially the number of cases or pneumonia in tne army una ynmc. ALLIES FOR ARMED VICTORY Resolutions Demand Complete Overthrow of Enemy rowers By the Associated Press London. Oct. 29 Resolutions unani mously adopted at the recent conference of French, Italian, Belgian and British sections of the Inter-AUled parlia mentary committee recomntenaea tnat the nations now unueo in im isiu "i tihArtv ahouM maintain their close as sociation until thet dangers threatening them had been removed by ahe complete nvrtlirnw nt the enemv rtowers. Another resolution said the Allied na tions should' prepare after-the-war- machinery to aeveiop a -socieiy oi na tions" for attaining a durable peace. It was stated by the committee that the losses of mercantile tonnage due to submarine warfare should be made good so far as possible by the transfer of enemy tonnsge, EVENING 1EDGER MAPS GUIDE War Drawing Published Last Fri day Used in High School The war map printed last Friday In the Eveninr Public Ledger Is being used as a text In the West Philadelphia High School and in several other public schools throughout th city. On the back page of thatUiue ap pears a largo map of Europe showing how boundary lines wll( be changed by th only paac term the Allies wllf aoeept from Germany. ' Bilow the map wer reprinted Prtfcl- dnt' feuKMR point ncary to 'a mi'W ;ut-pac. ALLIES BREAK WAVE FRONT; TAKE 15,000 Last Austrian Line in Cen ter Is Smashed by Gen eral Diaz -I ITALIANS DRIVE WEDGE NORTHEAST OF TREVISO Troops Pour Across Stream and Patrols Advance Ten Miles MANY TOWNS SEIZED Entente Forces Press Forward on Continuous Front of Sixty Miles Americans in Reserve Along Piave Battle front By the Associated Press Italian Headquarters on the Plave, Oct. 29. American soldiers aro 'in reserve along the Plave figh'tlng zone. a The correspondent saw an American battalion going through its "setting up" exercises this morning near the river. By the Associated Press With the Allied 'Forces on the Plave. Oct. 29. The last lines of the Austro-Hun-garlan resistance on the central posi tions along the Plave River have been broken by tho British, French and Italian forces. The Austrlans were dealt a smash ing blow. It resulted in the Allies making new advances, pushing for ward as tar as vazzolas. which was taken by the victorious Italians, not withstanding desperate resistance. Fifteen thoustnd prisoners have been taken In tho advance across the Plave. By the United Pres With the IUIIan Armies In the Field, Oct. 29. The .Italians are now advancing on a continuous front of slstv miles, ex tending from east of Mont Splnoncia to Rocandelle. The Austrian lines have been completely pierced east of the Plave. Italian patrols already have crossed th Montlcano River, nearly ten miles bvonH tVA Tliiv v "f---jriTinWr' oTIaTtlonaTTrdgeTKave been thrown across the Plave and these are constantly being added to as the engineers work llko madmen. Across these bridges light Infantry and other units poured ail night long In Increasing numbers, to take up the pressure against the enemy where his lines have been j-hattered. By the United Press Borne. Oct. 29., Italian and British troops, continu ing their offensive In the Plave re gion, have broken through the Aus trian lines on a wide front, the Italian War Office announces. The battle is proceeding on a front of about sixty miles from the Aslago region to a point on tho Plave be tween Treviso and Oderzo. The Ital ians and British are across the Plavo on the whole thirty-mile front between Valdobbladeno and Roncadelle, The Allies have driven a great wedge Into the enemy line northeast of Treviso, advancing more than five miles east of the Plave on a fiftcen mllo front. Tho villages of Brogo, Malanotte, Tezze, Rale, San Mlrhel dl Plave, Clmadolmo, Ormelle, Ronga delle, Templo and Blanche have been captured. San Lucia dl Plave and Vazzola have been entered, Italian troops are within a mile of the Mon tlcano River. In the mountain region the Italians have extended their gains north of the Ornlc River. Six Austrian divisions have lest more 50 per cent of their effectives so far. The Italians have entered the Im portant town of Alesslo, in Albania (twenty miles south of Scutari) and are advancing on San Giovanni dl Medua. By the Associated Press London, Oct 29. Progress toward Oderzo, on the east side of the Plave River, Is indicated in an official statement on operations by British troops in the Italian of fensive. Oderzo is a railroad center of im portance, and its capture probably would compel the Austro-Germans to retreat along the Plave to the Adrl-J ward. A British statement concerning the Continued en Psse Four, Celumn Tho MAY MAKE P. & R. U. 3. FREIGHT LINE TO ATLANTIC CITY Passenger Traffic to Be Diverted to Two Penruy Roads, Is Rumor The Reading Railway's line to At lantic City may be used for freight only, according to rumors current today. It is predicted that all passenger trafle will be diverted to the steam and electric lines of the Pennsylvania sys tem. The Reading route, from Kalghn's Point, Camden, is six miles shorter than the Pennsy's. Railway officials ray they have no hint of such an Intention on the part of the Federal railway administration. The report persists, however. Work has been started on the reballastlng of trackage In the Pennsy station st South Carolina avenue. There Is unrest In the Atlantic City downtown business circles over the pos sibility 6f tho cloalng of th Readlnlr terminal at Arkansas avenue as a pas senger station- The hops In that sec tion haa been that tha Government wquld make; the Reading station a union depot. Lille Hails British Fifth Army as Savior of City Great Demonstration for General Birdwood and His Men Battle Flags Presented to Flanders Capital as Thousands Cheer Dy THILIP Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger rapurtoht. 1)1. ny Sew York Tlmts Co. With the Ilrltlali Arrolea, Oct. 29. German gunners and machine-gun rearguards are obeying the order re cently transmitted to them from Gen eral Headquarters that they must not allow their fighting spirit to be lowered by the prospects of peace or politics. Hlndenburg approves these peace ef fortssayg this older, but expects the German army to obey hltn In bad days as In good, and the soldiers are afked to go on fighting hrai-!y, fo that even nT,,hey maJ' oh,aln an honorable peace. The German rearguards are fighting L'frd aml hnlVf'y ,0 make a pcrcen be hind which nrenar.itlnns for .a cenernl retreat mn- u ;,,i .i ...- tv..,.. Ml and Valenciennes 'they are holding out stuhbornlv to gain time. All Sundav and Simrinv ,,r, thn uerman artillery mosilv. I hellevc. w-ith slngln guns left from batteries on the m"oo nttntnlrcd a heavy barrage fire on the positions and villages along thn Urltish Second, Third and Fifth army fronts, and there was a German counttr-attark on the village of Famars, south of Valenciennes, as the result of w-hlch th enemy succeeded In gaining the northern part of that place. The Gordon Highlanders went forward from the southern streets of the place to drl them out, and after fierco and close lighting with machine guns and baynneis, when miny of the enemy had ocen KWf a. recaptured their positions. Fierce concentrations of shell fire on ' 'the hrldffohcads of the rler Rhonelle I have marie tho crossing of that stream ' difficult and hiztrdou, but In spite of i I this fire the Urlt!h engineers have es tablished bridgeheads at sexeral points. So far it seems only patrols have crossed I EPIDEMIC FIGURES FLUCTUATE IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, Oct. 29. The Spanish Influenza epidemic showed an increase of 12G1 over yesterday's figures, but a de crease of 824 below Sunday's in the 4073 new cases leported to day. This is regarded as hopeful by health, authorities Tuesday is usually the highwater-raaik of the week. Today's figures, were 133 above last Tuesday's. Tour hmdred and twenty-five deaths, an increase of seventy-five, were leported today. To day's figures show 702 new cases and 350 deaths from pneu ' inonfa, an increase of 217 and 105, respectively over yesterday. FIRST NEW TYPE SUBMARINE PATROL IN COMMISSION WASHINGTON, Oct. 29. The Eagle-T, first of the new type submarine patrol vessels ordered by the navy, was put in commission yesterday at Detroit, it was announced today, and will be sent immediately to the Atlantic-coast. Several of "".the boats probably will be ready in time to get out before winter elotca the inland waterways.. FRENCHTROOPS I ENCIRCLING GUISEi Penetrate Suburbs of Ger man Base and Capture First-Line Trendies PURSUE FOE ON SERRE By the Associated Press Paris, Oct 29. Oeneral Debeney's First Army con tinues to close in on Guise nnd 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. (The French are in the suburbs of Guise, a German base, and are rapidly encircling the town.) South of Guise the French have passed beyond the Louvry farm. They also continue to make progress oh the right bank of the Peron River. Between the Oise and the Alsni the French are on the heels of the retreat ing enemy. (This advance is between Guise and Marie and the French threaten to out flank both towns by plunging com pletely through thn Hundlng line) On the whole front, between the Oise and the Serre. French troops are In fresh contact with the enemy lines. West of Chateau Porclen the Allies have made an advance north of Herpy. French aviators report fires at many places on the right bank of the Alsne, which are still In the hands of the enemy, as well as In the Serre valley between Marie and Montcornet. Artillery fire has been lively In the Oise region, especially opposite Grand Verly. French patrols everywhere on the Serre are In contact with the enemy. (The Germans evidently are continuing their withdrawal toward Narle,) General Debeney, since his advance began between the Oise and the Serre has gained more than five miles on a sixteen-mile front. By the United Press London, Oct. . 29. French troops, advancing along the rlpht bank ot the L.ys, in Belgium, have, reached the railway between Petaghem and Wae reghem (a front of eight miles), Field Marshal Halg reported in his special Belgium communique today. By the Associated Press London, Oct. 29. Artillery duels and patrol encounters were the only activity on the British front during the night, Field Marshal Halg reports in his official statement today, A further advance below Valenciennes would threaten the whole Scheldt line. nmfiKIl is nVLY KaTxr. Pon'.t allow youra .11 or calleran to Xislly prepares. CinilS east and north of Marwehes, as ine enemy Is still holding this line with many machine guns. Grim Towering for Itetrest All this Is, as I have said, no Indi cation of a German plan tr defend the present positions to the last, but It Is a coerlng battle for the eastward moxement of material and men. It Is a glim defend all the rame, and no fun for troops like the Fitly-first Di vision of Hlghlandrrs, who- have been in thl3 army of pursuit following up, the enemy and routing him out of his holes nrsls from which come a deadly spray of machine-gun bullets. So the war goes en for a while; but upon my word. It looked in I.llle Sun. day as though ncace had already come. For there was a pageant In I.llle, ana a.U h& towri ,wa? hunK, wUh. "aB; m richly spread than when I went Into l"" "iy Jne morning ni s . n tlon, and hundreds of thousands of peo ple were In the streets again, as on tint day a week ago, and crowded In every window and in every high batconv and onlv the centre ot the Grand Place, around the Statue of Liberty placed there In the time of the French revolu tion, was empty. It was empty beciure it had been left free for the' entry of British troops in triumphant procession when the city of Llll- was to receive the flags of the Fifth army from its commander. Gen eral Birdwood, as a seuenlr of the men who hid liberated it from hostile rule. ' It looked like peaee, and the pagean try of peace, although onlv a few miles away men were still falling under ma. chine-gun lire There was a glint of sunshine In all tlii windows of Lille, and blue sky above the housetops, and Continued on Tate Four, Column Three THREE NEW SHIPS GLIDE INTO RIVER Tavo Merchant Vessels and . Destroyer De Long Launched ONE STICKS ON WAYS I Two new units to America's merchant marine and a fighting craft WfTe launch ed today in Delaware River shipyards. One of the merchantmen, the South Rend, a giant steel carrier, stuck on tho ways at the Sun shipbuilding yards at Chester, and it required more than an hour for crews of workmen to jar the vessel loose from Its frame nest. At Hog Island the Sarandaga, a 7500 tnnner, slipped out of 'Way Xo 2 at 9.50 o'clock this morning. Tho keel of this ship was laid March 26 of this year. Th" fighting unit to th' navy, dipped for the first time, Is the torpedoboat destroyer De Ixing, Hunched at the New York S'hlpbulldlng Company's yard at Gloucester, It is a sister ship to the four destroyers that left the ways in the same yards last month. The delay In the launching of the South Rend was due lo the tallow on the ways becoming chilled. The ship was scheduled to make Its first plunge at 8:55 this morning, but when work men knocked away the blocks the big steamer, a 13,500-ton craft, remained fast In its frame. Jacks and wedges were utilized for nearly two hours be. fore the new addition to the merchant fleet was Jarred out of the way, leav ing at 10:60. The South Bend was originally scheduled for launching last Sunday, but the arrangements were postponed until today because of a heavy fog. Miss Audrey Pryor, daughter of L. Pryor, assistant manager of the dv. slon of steel ships. Emergency Fleet Corporation, was sponsor of the South Bend. Hundreds of guests', workmen and officials of the fleet corporation were present at the christening. This Is the fifth ship built In the Sun Ehln yard at Chester as part of the war nroaram. The South Bend Is one of the largest merchantmen ever built In an Ameri can yard, She has a length of 471 over all, a sixty-foot beam and a depth of hold forty feet eleven Inches It is a new type twin-screw, turbine-propelled ship. Naval officials and workmen were the only persons In the sponsoring party at the launching of the De Long, which moved out of Its ways at 9:50 this morning, amid a deafening shrill of whistles. ....... The sponsor of. the destroyer was Miss Emma De Long Miller, of New Tork, a descendant of the former naval officer, Captain George W, De Long, after whom the new fighting ship was named. Captain De Long, commanded the steamship Jeanette, which unsuccess fully attempted to force a northwest passage from th Pacific to the Atlantic Cestlases ea rase Twe, Cela HUNGARY CI BONDS F0RG1 BY HAPSBURI Form Independent an'v A - A..ai r e iti-Dynastic Sta Dispatches Say !.' .-in i-uviiiiKiir. .-tiaip. i" . , , , , ; iG COUNT KAROLYI CHOS1 HEAD OF NEW STA1 :.1AX jt. ., n r j- fi tjaLj t3 jieai crowns uneer ijeiaKKu upon nis Arrival at Budapest -ml EMPEROR TOLD OF PI i'r Charles Refused to Sanctifpl j.. Jt i ; itm Severance of Relations, ScinMsi the Politiken Asserts ;M n.'j "jf L -Sftf O By the Associated Press iV ?pj Copenhagen, Oct. itJSfypjM An Independent and antl-dvnaatsrir State h.is hepn formed Ir, IT iiMMtH3n. tinder the leadership of Count MlehaWi' ruiroiyi in agreement with the CzeOtlg and south Slavonians, aeeordlnr ,tas VlOrlhl HAnrtwn hkasIiiaJ ! ! 41aI "V. j"1. 5 1 ...,ii. icfoiu ".-HCU UJ HID JTUU-JSM ;" r""" lepui-ui icucivca oy uio jrouu&y ' In a speech at Budapest, Karow3i clared he had presented his pro-Y- '3 tiKun. gram to Emperor Charles, who Mftrt-sAjJ ed to accept It. Karolyl thereuOB't?fi''j1 put into effect, his plan for an imlfc-'.ifS,, pendent State. ' wn ? --at Count Michael Karolyl is presldent-acTsk'tiri the Hungarian Independent party, ana1 jsJ $M nas long been an opponent of the QvwiS EM ernment party of Count Tista. He hartjSB been In favor of Hungarian Independable XSf'i w.. ..,uv. --, .,uu,.....v. a. (.tuwOTa.-lb. Ki ln tha Trunt-nfnn Untie. T , "1 Vl the disunion of Hungary from Austria. 0, i j j In addition to heln antl.npmai'Jifi Count Karolyl has appealed to Austria-. iS-fcl Hungary to make peace since December, 5T 1915. On -several occasions he has da-l?J$ manded in the Hungarian Parliament $&'! inai Hungary mai,c peace. Iast Fa,jj; ruary Count Karolyl was accused oliM high treason by his cousin. The Htm-M A garlan mlnjstry ha3 never taken actfon Jjffc, on the charges against him. "Iff Shortly before the outbreak of the wsiv fj Count Karolyl was lecturing in thIfc Unjted States He sailed for Europe Utf in July and was detained at Borde.uxK for several months, finally being allow4,.Si j to return home. ' tej&frs&SW Hungary, one of the most anclarflj- M m Kingdoms of Europe, was founded abi 8S9 by the then savage Magyars' ungi. Kiegmuna, who was Hungary from 1392 to 1437, andr crowned Kmperor of the Holy Empire In 1433, was the first HnVi twten the crowns ot Hungary and1, trla. In lSIfi the sovereignty of'1 gary was conferred upon Ferdii Archduke of Austria. Ferdinand; eiectea umperor in io&. .tsveryl that time it has remained with the". trlan archdukes, and In 1687 the dom was made hereditary In the Ha bur? Mmllv. In 1848 the HuneariaAaT ' under Kossuth, made a desperate eftortfei I to regain Independence. The dual mopj i archy was consolidated under FranatopS' Josenh in 1867. " The population of Hungary in 191fe was 20,886, 487, 'of whom 10.050.S75 WftwV&-4; Magyars. :,949.032 Rumanians, l.SST.-Qra 1 970 Slovaks. 1.833,162 Croatlans, l.lM 106,471 Serbians, 472.587 Ruthenes 2,037,435 dermam n.. .i. rr..:,j d,.. VJSJS6 Uy MB -f ,- M ,w, 'K.i rt-. on r,..,-. Vjft-,i-t- r.Iyl, who has been elected head of WJJrc2SHB Hungarian National Council, was rtv.JW,j en an ovation at Budapest, according: && to a Vienna dispatch to the Poll- ' -d? tlken. He told the crowds, which iQMJ rumbered tnousanas, uui smyr, , Karl had refused his program for a J3 Austria and Hungary, wherefore an JSfi i.nnDniian, Q.ntn wna necessary. .ftyfl nmi-i'r'nw- -v--v w -- j'a NF.W AUSTRIAN PREMIER gfj r Tnpc CPECTDV PEACE -i4$? r i By the Associated Press Copenhagen. Oct. 23. A dispatch frosa Vienna says the Tmperor accepted tha fcgBf, resignation of Baron von Husswek jg . m Ti.i..l.t, T nrnrvtianVi .1 Vila Ut J- According to dispatches. Professor I'fetf Lammasch will form a liquidation sajf ij'j I.,-.. mm.pH nt Imnartlal officers. Ik tiSi order exclusively to bring about a sp4er fA peace and the transfer of affUlfa tiemi,?t'4 ,h. Mntni ..-, thn nitlnnal eovernmeswa J. i rtitrlnir the transition Derlod. jSC'S J Czecho-Slovak deputies, In the court JrfW fl of an nudlence with Emperor Charlsa etiS&si SlUBiria aSKCU lJV rfMfcw-v. law -. troops he removed from their pertlwril rT Ha smnlrA .inn inar l ill IIIHIMsIM I H i i regiments be returned, accordm t,sjg&jfi,it dispatch from Vienna, it is saio iaa.ji.i , they made It clear to the Emperor UW'fCjy an Internal revolution mlgnt ensue" ll,5t the request was not granted, " 'VSy Baron Chemecky, the Austrian fuh.T Heist, has arrived In &witsrland;.,a ' cording to the Neue Zeltung of ZtWMtV -1 which cava that before he left Vienna. Si ?: had an audience with Emperor Chiflisj'aS 2il2" r.ru, uck jirt..-"A wammrr sV I, UN UJ Wit? .-t&l.UJ!,!. -U,h bUILUW handed to M. Benes, Minister e'gn Affairs ot tne uiecno-Bio Paris, an address giving a fraternal solidarity on tha oe the proclamation of independenMJ Czecho-Slovaks. H, Trumblel ate Continued on Faze Two, Cal Follow the Boys Bound for Vi , , .12 You can do it on the map, -fi Full Page War Map of the 'Western It Is the "liveliest" and fascinating picture in all; world. ,juO It has more human intermMf any dramatever enacted sin wvfiu vcgs.li. i? Order at Once It will appear in every tomorrow or the Cuming public .-i.A..i- Til, .Wefi rJ&5 " J3J m WiT .KiJ! Vi T. '"S.OT-'-.i. "' '?V &"' tf rii- IV r. Jrf .r'.-S' jfKi , ) "