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Business-Getters T-D Classified Ads Make More* Customers '? ?. Service for You Let T.-D. Informqiion Bureau Answer Your Questions <OTH YEAR, PRIf!F. THR V.R CIT.NTR RICHMOND, VA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1918. ?TWELVE PAGES FAIR TOLVMR *8 M *BFE S8S ? ? iikwavuill V31 I LVJ MUX HIS ANSWER .Carrying Forward Maneu vers Result in Enemy Line Giving Away. LAUNCH TERRIFIC DRIVE OVER TWENTY-MILE FRONT Defensive Positions of Foe in St. Quentin Region Obli terated. AMERICANS MAKF GAINS German Front Arouud Loan aud Kastward Is Placed in Jeopardy hj French Forces. (B? Associated Pr^n- 1 The lorn nlctc withdrawal of ih? troopa of the Teutonic nlllc.H from or cupicd territories 1? essential to the ?-?ommencomcnt of any peace discus sions with Germany. Thli, fact lia? been made known 10 Germany and Nustrla-Hungary by f'renident Wilson, ?n answer to the recent appeal of the German imperial Chancellor for an ar mistice on land and yea ami In the air ?<nd the discussion of possible means for ending the war. Meanwhile, the entente allied lorces everywhere are defeating the armlet of thfe Teutonic allies. Ir> France tbey are fast carrying forward maneuvers which are resulting In the enemy . line giving v. av from the region of Cambral and Verdun. Mkewlse. In Macedonia and Turkish tlieatfis the ? Itanlng up pruiris'h continues un abated. ?jver a front of twenty mile* be tween Cambral and St. Quentiu tnc Hrltlsh. American and French troops have started n mighty drive, which in ?ts initial stage ha:> thrown the enemy bxek from highly i>ri/?>d tactical posi tions to a depth of from two to five n.il?;v Nuuier-ju"* towns have been ??anturcd, and seemingly all the er?-a: defensive positions of the enemy in region have been ohlltermcd. l-?rg<* numbers <? 1 prisoners have been added to the already sreat tTrough captured since the allied oircnsivr be V. aIt addition. terrible ca^u.ilt ie* 'ier? blflictf-d oil the enemy l?y the heavy artillery lire at the, beginning of the attack, which began early Tues day morning, and the machine gun and nfie tire of the attacking forces against Oir enemy, who resisted atuhbornly at wi'.us polnto. Th'. American troops. llgniing along-, ."i-ie the British. ??Iw Uy> were in the v:<n. *r.?J when liij,ilt fell t':ie!r posl tioo? were where the points of pene tir.t'on of the German line were great f; t. At k.st accounts hard righting wa.< still In progress. w!tli the enemy steadily giving ground. On thf southern part of the battle front, from the Uhclms >?c;or to the Meuse River, the French and Americans are carrying out successfully their con verging " movement northward, and on all ?ectort> have gained additional cromid. amkrh an" iui'iiom: tiikiii i'no\T in aihi: vali.kv Northeast <>' Bcrry-au-F.ac the French nave <iri\?n .heir line lo the j-jictlon of t.i" ViMie and Huippe nivcrs. placing the Herman front arou'id l.aon and eastward in greater jeopard v. 1" Champagne. General Gnuraud's forces have increased thetr -ains all the way eastward to t!ie region of the Argonno forest, while on ? he caHt*srn side of the forest the Americans have improved their battle frhnt along thn Aire valley. v In Macedonia the Italians and Serbs are still forcing the. enemy troops to retire in Albania and in Serbia, while in Palestine, the British have driven the Turks more tlfan thirty miles north of Damascus. Reports arc to the effect that the Turkish Cabinet has re sicned and that the Turks have sent delegates to Greece tt> talk peace. TROOPS FROM CAnOLIXA?< rK taki: I'AIIT IX uio druk The British and Americans have ad vanced to a depth of about three miles along o twenty-mile front in their -real attack between St. Quentin and Cambral to-day. Field Marshal Haig rtiade this announcement in his report from headqarters last night. Vorth and South Carolina and len r.eVsee troops captured Brancourt and "mont making an advance In thes? operations of more than three m.les. The te\t of the statement reads: ??The Third and Fourth Armies at taeked on a front of about twenty miles Tuesday morning between St. Ouentln and Cambral. and have ad vanced along the whole of this front to an average depth of about three "The night had been stormy,^ mak ir" <he nssembly of troops difficult, arid the assault was launched In a downpour of rain. v . -On the extreme right of the'British attack. English divisions have driven the enemy from the ridge of high ? round southeast and east of Mont Breain and have captured the liamlet ?f"!nCaUicSrTcht center the Thirtieth vmerican Division, comprising troops from North and South Carolina and Tennessee, under command of General l cwis. captured^Brancourt after heavy iL'hting. Further to the northeast ihev took Fremont, completing a ?uc -esiful advance of over three miles, in the. course of which they cleared t-,e enemy from a number of farms uprf woods. '-On their left, finslish. Scottish and iri<h battalions captured the village rt^ Se-aln early in the day. In the enter Bnsflisli and Welsh battalions i roke' through the German defense known as the Beaurevoir-Masnieres Vne and captured Mallncourt and the trench line west of Walincourt. OimTlXATB ItKSISTANCK IS ?n OFKERKO DV IIL'XS ??Obstinate resistance was met from jrong bodies of the enemy with ma '.iitnc suns r-t Villers Outreaux. After hard fighting, the Welsh gained pns it-^lon of the village. "in the left center, the New /Sea irtiiders broke through the Beaurevoir M-snleres line and made deep progress Jo"the east of It- The New Zealand troops stormed T.esdain early In the morning, arid, pressing on. carried KS,*0n the left of the attack we had hard fighting about Korean Villers and v-lercnie.i and along the line of the p>gne$-Cambral road. In this sector the enemv counterattacked strongly, using'tanks to support his infantry. "After pressing un bac.k a rhort dis tance the counterattack was stopped, he enemy tanks heing put out.of ac tion' We regained possession of Scran Vlllars and Nlergnics and resumed our a^Vorlh of the Scarpe we have cai? tnrfid * German trench f,v?teni known ja th?'Freunes-Ttouvroy line from the Scarce beyond Oppv, and have taken I,Vesnen-ie.a-Mrntatjban and Nouvtreqll. ??A thousand prisoners tind , many (Continued on 'fhird I'agcT) Here Is One Way to Fight Influenza Germ Profeaaur Henry I'. Smith, bar terloloftlat of the tnlvfmltj' of Pennay Ivitntn'a laboratory of hy clrnr, thr following trent nirnl for prrnoni attarkrd l>y Spantuli lullurnrni Lae n trnxpuonful of unit, dla Bolved In Mater, nisht oud mornlna n* ? iluurltr In the upper reaplru tory imaxacra and na a gargle. tiet plenty of fresh air. Keep irltidovTM open nil the time, rain or whine. Keep bowel* moving freely. When nymptotnit llrMt appear, tnke n liot foot hnth, n hot lemoiiude, a little nulnlne, no to hed ntid n(ay there for an entire diiy. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE CHECKING INFLUENZA l.css craves Keported l>om Military Camps l)uc to Stringent Hcrh lations Mow linfureed. SOUTHERN' STATICS AFIKCTKD Tofni Number of New Cases Deported in Twenty-four Hour Period Is 11,7.10, While Deaths Number 7<$1 in Same Time. WASHINGTON. October S.?The unpre | cedented precautionary measures en forced by the surgeon-general of the ! army nt the various training tamps ! have resulted in temporarily checlc ; ing the spread of the Influenza, epi demic among the nation's population. To-night's official report, for the first time jsinve. the beginning of the epi demic. shows a slight decrease In both the number of new cases .and deaths in the army camps, but the reduction is not sutliciently marked to warrant ' the belief that the malady haus reached the height of its course. The number of new cases of In llumiza for the past twenty-four hours totaled 11.7.">n. as against l'J,40J re ported for the day before. To-day '.MM new vases of pneumonia were re ported. as against :;.939 for the pre vious twenty-four-hour pt-riod. There were 701 deaths, as against S3D the day before. The?r figures bring up the total nuni-' ber of case* of Influenza in the camps reported tlnec .September 13 to 132.091. The civilian population, how ever, is H<1vl:?ed by the I'nitctl States Public Health .Service not to permit the ."tightest relaxation of the stringent precautionary measures suggested front time to timi; by the government. He ports received from ai! sections of the country indicate no abatement in the steady p.dsanoe of the disease In the large centers of population. It if pointed out thst the govern ?meat I* in a much better position to cope u 5th the dliease In the soldier camp.*. where immediate and strict com pliant with health and sanitation reg ulations 13 readily obtained. l-Kte reports to the United States | Public Health Service indicate new out breaks in the South, as well as the West. New cases were reported from a number of counties in Mississippi. The ' (UtaFf is epidemic at Petersburg and Hopewell, Ya. An outbreak is report ed at l^ake Charles, ha., and a num ber of cuscs arc reported from ban Francisco. DESTRUCTION OF U-BOAT OBJECT OF CONFERENCE Sir Krle l.cdiJr* I onfern With Secre tary llnnleli to Wipe t>at l.ast SnbtnemlMe. WASHINGTON. October A.?The de struction of the last German submar ine in operation and a "complete" preparation to meet an expected sui cidal dash to the sea of the German , high seas fleet are the prime objects of the conferences being held here be tween Secretary of the Navy Daniels I and his naval experts and Sir Eric i Geddes and the complete Admiralty | Board he brought with him to "Wash ington. ; The conferences, as anncrunoed, be gan early to-day and continued until ! late in the afternoon at the new navy i buiiding. The most Important of these I was that of Secretary Daniels, Sir Eric j and Admiral William S. Benson, chief : of operations of the L*. S. Navy, which j lasted for two hours eariv to-day. In I the office of Admiral Benson, following' this talk, conferences were held with every officer who has anything to do I in an administrative capacity with sea j operations against the enemy. Naval officials believe 'hat long as! j the German armies were winning the Meet was to remain at home. The das-h to sea, they now believe, is more than probable for two rearons. One Is that j there is now no apparent way of r-*-' r.toring German military prestige, ex- ; j opt by the navy, and the other, that,; | i?" the military party in Germanv! ? should answer the President's inquiry ? j to Germany of to-day unsatisfactorily : I or with manifest purposes of evasion. the Germans will have decided to go I on with a lost cause, and will add her , navy to the materials of the general dissolving crash. Th,is latter view gives more satisfac tion than fear to the allied naval com manders. It lias in It more of prob ability than has existed at any time within the pasi two months. It was i pointed cut that the conditions are j crystallizing so rapidly that there is now every likelihood that Germany will j j run her whole naval force into the | jaws of the American, English and ? j French fleets and lose it in that way ? rather than surrender it to the allies; | for their disposition. | TESTIFY HUN AGENTS OBTAINED INFORMATION j Later It Was Uiied tn Attempt by I V-Roat to Sink Steamer George Washington. [By Araoclated Pros*. | , NEW YOVtK, October S.?Evidence tending to show that he used intoxi 1 cants to obtain from a petty offljer in H.e naval transport service infor I niatlon which resulted later In a sub marine attack upon the steamer George | Washington, was brought out to-day at . a hearing in the case of Walter F. j L.oehmer. registered enemy alien and former member of the Prussian Gren- , ' adleru before a Federal commissioner : I in Hoboken. I Witnesses told c*f one gathering at ; ! a cabaret singer's home at which wore present a naval intelligence officer, j l.leutenant Ralph Burns, of the army, i ! and Petty Officer Mohr. of the steani j shin George Washington. It was tes- ! tilled that Mohr told Loehmer the sall ? Ing date of his ship and answored quer j Hons concerning convoy formation. On , t<ho next voyage it was stated the I transport was attacked, but the tor l pedo fired by the U-boat mi3sed the | murk. If Yon Are Having tvouhl? getting nnd keeping the hrlp your business r?!?|ulrcs. use the "holp . wanted" adt In The Tintes-Dlrpatch. Phono Randolph 1.-?Adv. Action Follows Conference Here of State and Army Health Officials. 365 NEW CASES REPORTED Fifty-eight Deaths So Far?Many Physicians Still to Be Heard From. Order." closing all county fjjrs in the State during the continuation of the fp!d?mic of Spanish Influeuza issued late yesterday afternoon by the cxecu t vo committee of the State Board of Health is the last big step taken bv the State health officials to <url> the Malady running wild !n Virginia. Dr. l'r. nlon G. Williams. State Health Com missioner: Major Head White, of the Medical Corps, United States Army, and Dr. Kdward McOuire, at a confer "lice !:i the. state Health Department's '.filers dee..Jed that this step would be taken in the intr.-?Et of the Common wealth. l'?e mo-t important thing done to combat tli J ^a: ? is tl o re fashioning <.f the John Mar-hail High .cnool witntn cls!u>-?j;i hour:; .jut o> ?? fu bui5d,,'S. with scats .screwed to tn^ noor. inio an cnormouy, ino'lern icspital into which already scores of Influenza patients are pourinr 7h:s achievement. ir. Is hoped. will aid great ly in helping the doc'ors ait?:id ih "I tie city will also be districtrj Vc save iriv>! in calling on patients. leMerda;* sa'v IJCIj new <-a*es report ed by 4 o'clock in the afternoon. To Cat" there have been in this eltv fiftv etglit deaths from the malady now rlo't :r.g throughout the United States. This makes the number reporter! C.jfi.j. On"* 2? per cent of the physicians have had tlmo to make th??:r reports. The busi'r ones too tied up with calls to utters,! lo red-tape affairs. It is thought, tnougn. that there have been a good many duplies tions due to a person's calling more than one physician. MAI.ADV SIMULA OS l\ TOWNS OK HAMPTON nOAUS SKCTIOX Dr. Knnion O. Williams stated 'hat ? lie new cases reported in Norfolk >?>nday were 1.^00: the new cas*s In ."-ortsinouth, 500, while a verv great number of new ones had developed in the State. The result is that manv in stitutions are crippled almost b*'vond action. Most, if not oil. city school systems are closed, and many of. the county school .-yi--terns, according to the ?State Board of F'ducation. It was re ported in the Adjutant-General's office* that twelve local boards in the State are down and out. with three others in almost the same condition. At the suggestion of Major Head White, Ad jutant-General Stern has directed all the boards in the .State to wear steri lised gau;*.e masks over the mouth and nose. This a t^mal! square of gauze tn protect others from the secrecions of the nose and mouth una the wearer from the secret ioti? of others' mouths and nostrils since the. malady is a spray-borne disease. The Jted Cross society Issuing these gauzes locally for 3 cents each. Many persons are wearing them. To augment the $15,000 from the City Council and the J10.000 from the Re'.l Cross society, a committee with J. 1 1\ Taylor, chairman, has been appointed nere to raise $25,000 oy subscriptions. This committee will go :o work at once." MKDICAI. KIM.Klii: ii?:n I'RiiSSKU INTO SKItVICK The third and fourth .'ear men of the .Medical College of Virginia have been pressed into service by the Stat Hoard of Health and distributed over the State as assistants to the local phy sicians. The need ot' physicians "is. perhapf. worse than ever before in the history of the nation. TeleGram- are coming to th* State health aui;?o-i tles frequently asking for nurses and doctors. This is the very request that the local authorities have made of the government, with the result th..t there is none to s-'pare. This condition has resulted in ^ c-en eral petition on the part of health of ficials to people to protect themselve.s as best they can: to avoid crowds: to avoid coughing and sneezing people; to keep fingers and pencils and other thing* out of the mouth: to shun com mon drinking cups: to avoid getting hungry, tired or cold: to have plenty of fresh air, but at the same time keep warm: to eat nourishing food: to shield the mouth and nose or turn face to the door when coughing or sneezing: to wash the hands before eating, and above all things else, to go to bed with the first symptoms and remain there several days after the fever is gone. CAIt WINDOWS OPEX bv ordkr ot-' noAno The Health Department is informed that certain citizens riding on the street cars are very unreasonable as to the ord'r of the Health Department ruling thai the windows of the streM ( cars should he kept open during the epidemic of Infiuenzi now raging, some individuals going so far as to assault the conductor because lie refused to shut down the window.-. The Health Department has already cautioned the public before they ride, upon the cars to cl.-e.is surtioiently warm to prevent any chilling of their bodies. If citizens will not do this, they have no one but themselves to i blame for their discomfort. Unreasonable and unpatriotic people are to he found even in Richmond. However, the Chief of Police has been asked to respond promptly to any ap peals of niotortnen where people will not acquiesce in the very salutary rule designed to protect i\ stricken com munity against this terrible disease, i hOLP KITCHKVS KSTA HLISHIOIl TO CARK FOR llKMM.KSS The first soup kitchen io be opened J was at St. James Church, on West Franklin Street. It opened yesterday, i Regarding t.'ce demand for soup kitch- j ens for the care, of those in the hands of the epidemic, the City Health De partment yesterda> afternoon issued the statement: "The Richmond Ifoa'.th Department is :iskir,g. through the Instructive Visit ing N'urses' Association, that soup j kitchen* be established in the various ' churches to provide nourishment for families who are rendered helpless by rhe epidemic. ? Will all the churches that are willing to co-operate please' call Mrs. \V. W. Morton. l>-*> West' Krr.nkllti Street. Madison 77 7'.' "If the congregations of encb church : wiX furnish soup and milk, one of the members of the Instructive Visiting >.'urses' Association board will consult; and help establish the kitchen and will see that the nourishment is dls- ; trll/ijtcd where needed. Ths regulation regarding dispensing j drinks at the soda fountains has been modified to allow food-value drinks' sold, provided recognized methods of sanitation are ussd. Bottle drinks may h?. purchased by the general public. Following }s the modification made by. the Health Popartment: "T.unchqs, milk, hot chocolate, hot ririnks ana Ice cream may still be aerv ec by merchants, provided the method of cleansing the vessels used conforms tr the regulation* of thh< department. Drink*, of course, may he purchased In hollies by the general public." The following notice- wits sent to 'ihe members of tlto Richmond Academy iContinued on Fourth Page.) BOND SALES HERE MUST BE HEAVIES Richmond Is Lagging in Sub scribing to "Victory Loan" Reports of Workers Show. BUSINESS MEN CRITICIZED Women Set Record, While Meet ing of Men Results in But Small Purchases. Richmond la lagging in her subscrip tion to the fourth Liberty Loan. L'tiless Virginia's capital evinces her inherent loyalty to the cauve in more rao'd and intensive buying of uonds this i-ity will not reach Its ijuoia of almost J"0.00<>,000 for the 'Victory l.oan." failure to buy bonds in the hone that Omany's pca^p overtures will i/f immediately successful bring-j about the very wi?h of the Teuton leaders, declare, leaders, who are nsk ItiJ? every on-? in Richmond to follow the evsmple of the boys across the sea in striking hr.rdcr as the enem ? weak er..--. Many who have takrn one bond <>an take twd or three, and every citizen i< i-sked to dig as deeply as possible into his pockets to maintain the standard set in previous Joan campaigns here. iticiiMoxn r;<iKs nr.i.ow DA II. V AYEKAtifc VKSTiiRDAV Richmond's subscriptions yesterdav were 57S.1.S00. less than the d.iily aver age which must be maintained, making th? total ?J 2,353.500. Reports from the States in the Fifth district show a total f-uhscriptlon of Si;9.:'.99.4 0<V Purchases by stares and the individual buyers folio*'-: Sub- Number vrri))- of sub Staf tion?. seri'icr-. Maryland $35.37.".600 SS.iOO District of Columbia .V2So.900 ".7.96:: Virginia 1C..>('0.100 SI,51:! Wet Virginia :',,739.1 *.0 S,4->7 North Carolina .... lo.er.n.too 18.149 South Carolina .... 3.863.$50 7.440 Totals J08.SS3.400 141.901 Lynchburg yesterday reported that it had raised 12.100.000 at one meeting. ?*.nii that the quota would be reached there this week. JKWISIl WOJIKX t.\T1IER i.\ maw su nscHirrio.vs i ndauntcd by the fact that many of the men may not be supporting" the loan as they might. Jewish women ves terda.v set a record that will be difficult to overcome by securing a total of J ? 67.650 at their booth in t 'ohen's store. Two organizations, the Beth Ahabah auxiliary and the Council of Jewish women, were in charge cf the booth. One subscription of Sir.o.oOO was taken by the women while one worker alone brought in S.',,000 in J.j'o subscriptions, which she had secured from women alone in a canvass of her neighborhood. Mr?. Meyer Krish is president and Mrs. I. .1. Marouse, chalr man of the Beth Ahabah organisation. ?-,!.? ?.- ^eon Waller? tein and Mrs. illtam n.. Sch?v?riavJ?llrt.; head the Council of Jewish wonfen. Failur* of many Vi'fKness nisn to at tend an important ebnference at 11 o'clock yesterday riioming for a dis cussion -of the Liberty loan campaign I brought sharp criticism last night from | downtown bankers and members of the i Richmond executive committee. In'-j- ' tr.tions had been extended to about 1?if> men. ani' yet only twenty-tive attended the mee:ing. i?i m.m:ss me.v ok city ninit i/KD in workers "It is more to the interest of the I.U.'ines? men who "have their money tit vested and who are looking to Rich mond for support to see tha: this city subscribes her allotment than it is to iho bankers." declared Oliver J. Sands, president of the Richmond Clearing House Association. "We are working from twelve to sixteen hours each day, j?t in many instances are receiving ab solutely no co-or>eration. The cam paign in Richmond cannot be successful If such p.-a.o'.iee:? ontiiun-. "The action or some business men in not attending the meeting has created the impression th.it they do not care | whether Richmond irises her quota. "The success of the campaign is * mutter of mutual interest to every one ?vho is desirous or winning the war, av.d it is as little us could he asked for ?men to come out and attend the busi ness men's conference each. day. The bankers nre giving their time and re sources to the work, and should have j the full and hearty co-opcra'.ion of every one. FAILURE TO GET QUOTA jrEAKS HEAVIER TAXES "People have talked of an SS.000.000. 000 revenue bill and how heavily it ; would tax them. They will face a jlO.-i ('00.000,000 hill unless they buy Liberty bonds. They must wake up and help. It is the duty of every one to help in this wotk. and they must perforin that duty." Another meeting will be held this; afternoon at 1 o'clock at the P.usineis Men's Club, to which invitations have ! been extended a :u:niber of business j n en by the bankers. Those invited to h<- conference this afternoon are as j follows: American Lace l.euther Company, Abrams Paint and Glass Company. Adams Grain and Provision Company, j C. \V. Antrim & Sons. John \V. Atkin- | son. .Jr.. C. B. Addison, J. W. Ander-, son. J. T. Allen. American Stores Cor- i poration. B. P. Ashton, M. Askin. Baldwin & Brown. M. S. Black & Son, J. T. Brown & Co.. \V. D. Butler, Lewis 11. 3osher, L. F. P.arncs. C. I.. Batkins. A. S. But'oid, Ji., .lonatlian Bryan, John Stewart Bryan. C. B. Buckanan, J. D. j Reager. Maurice Block, .lohn Baglcv, James P.. Butts. J. C. Rristow. .John J. Barret. Dr. V". I.. B'.ankenukcr, H. C. j Bosc.hr r. Broijim Baking Company. Ralph Binswanger, W. G. Bragg. R. A. Cauthorne Paper Company, the Cohen Company, James D. Carneal, Hugh Campbell, 1> R. Cre-iey. J. Pres ton '"?-?son. I.. C?. Crenshaw, W. M. Cease. J. D. Carneal, P. St. George Cooke, J. J. Collins, B. Pollard Cardoaa, Samuel Crowne, Horace A. Carter. IT. I.. Denoon. Thomas P. Deitrick, G. A. Dunlop, C. i.. Denoon. J. B. 121am. llenry Bbel, Ferdinand i Ebel. W. S. Porbes ?C- Co.. O. 11. Fun3ten, John E. Fowler. 11. N. Francis, W. W. Foster. Reves Fleming, W. B. Free tContinued on Last Page.) Horrors of Weariness Described by Officer ' Nf one ho has nnl experienced complete phyalcnl wearlneaa and exhaustion ran hnve nny idea oi the suffering tvhlrli Koldlvra have in riidnrc nl the front In time of battle An English ortl?-er In nn article ap pearing on another page ban de scribed In it graphic manner how he and hlN company were aent to the front to Happort a newly won trench after a loag and weary night march. The men were no tired that , when one of Mi em wnn killed by an enemy bullet hla eomraden actually envied him. for endicaa rem bad become tliele Iflen of Illicit. W hrn they were finally relieved they had to marob Ave allien to rent hllleta la the renr. Several (I the men dropped hy the wayuMe ?ead aaleep. National Leaders Approve Answer of President to German Chancellor M \ S111 VC.TOV. onnhrr S.?The I'rmldcnt'n Inqulr)' dlrrrtrd <u the Imperial (irrman t hnnrrllor >ran ceuernlly nppravril by nirmbrm of Ihr Sritnlf nhn IrnrnrH of It to night. The note follow* tn Ihf niuln the * lew rV|irr<M(>'l lij1 n tiuiu lier of ypimtor* In debate yeater dny to the rfftct thnt there ihould lie no talk of nrmlmlre until the ln> tided territory hm been evacu ated. Senator Hitchcock, chairman of llic Korrlcn ftelntiona Committer, ?ii6ST?lfil thnt the I'renldenfw in (liiirj- it 111 prevent tiermany from concealing or itlo^uUliie the re.il 1* inrx. Senator Ilumh. of Idaho, xnldt "If ? he reaponne ihonlil he that the Im perial liermnn Chnnccllor uccept* l he term* Inlrl dmi by the Presi dent In hi* addre** of January S. IfllS. and NuliReiiuent addre*ne*. then it miikl necewnnrily follow thnt the il) nn<it) muM Htep Ootvn and ont, because in tlie nddre** of Septeni her which the Imperial tierman t'hm.cellor mention*, the President e?prp??lj- *tatea thai "we cannot come to term* nor hnvr any hnr jsalu with the Kiiveniment of lier mr.ny." 'I'he note I* well de?lt;ned to clarify n very Involved situu I Ion." Senator Shield*. of Tenne**ee: " \ ti nr mivtire e\eu with the (irr niiin nrmlro withdrawn from all in % sided territory In inadequate. >\ e inunt mnlir no peace with tiernaany until we have gained a complete niilllnry victory." Senator Overman, pf .\orth Caro lina: "The President dor* rlnht In refu%ln;t to deal with Germany while her nrnile* nre on conquered territory. I like thut part of the aote eHpeeinlly which .soorprent* thnt they ahonld Ret out before talking; of mii aritilntice. In making tlie In quiry nil to whom Prince >1 *ax rep reaenta, tlie Prealdent In merely c \ - pre**inR a dealre to know with whom he la dfallne. and It i* a very pertinent inquiry. The Pres ident want* the Herman covern ment tn come oat in the open nnd he entirely Trunk before lie Roe* any further In dealing with them." Senator PlelcherC of l-'loridn: I:ad evpeeted Mimethinp ulonc the line of Ihe reply to Au*trla-Hun Kary. but perhap* tlie Pre*idcnt I* riR'ht. lie la probably aiming to keep the record atraight and clear Ihe air *o that there eon be no po* nible mlnundemtnndinBr. nut I do not believe he will Bret any very *nt l*fuctory annwev from fierniany." Senator Slrnuiou*. of North t'aro liwni "I think thnt I* uhout tlie way he conld denl with the mut ter. Ihe Preaident 1* entirely rlcrlit in nnylnc we cannot deal with tJer tiiany at all nntll ahe evacuate* the territory ahe ha* overrun, eaneeinl ly that h^lonclnp: to the allien. J think it ia a pertinent inquiry tn a*k if Ihe fonrteen principle* laid down by the Prenirient are to he ac rei)t?'d. I think It i* ul*o rl^ht tn demand a definite statement an to whether Maximilian apeak* for the t.erman Rnverninent or for tlie Ger man people." SENSTE CHANCES MS Under Now Rule Flftcen-t'ent Ticket Exacts Three-Cent Tax In stead of I'our. M.SO SLASH LIQUOR TOLL Make Kate S0.40 l*er Gallon for All Distilled Spirits Where Members or House Committee Fixed <58 as lite Amount. AV.Vs?Il INOTOX. October $?..? The taxes 'imposed by the Mouse on adml? fsions/to theaters. movies and other , place.1) of emusement were reduced by ! the f-'er.ate Finance Committee to-day. In the House bill the tax was fixed at | 2 cents of each jo cents or fraction of that amount paid for a ticket. The | Senate committee changed this to I cent on each o cents, and struck out | t!\? proviso that In cases where the I admission charge is 7 cents or less children under twelve years of age I should pay a tax of 1 cent. l.'nutr t ie rates as agreed upon by the Senate committee a to-cent ad mi-sion would pa;.- a tax of ;? cents, I instead of 4, rm under the House rute while a 20-cent ticket would pay 4 ccnu i It is believed by the committee that i there will be no loss of revenue un der the new rates, as the tendency will be to increase the number of ad missions if the rates are lowered. The liquor taxes were' also lowered by the committee, in accordance with the same opinion that the amount of revenue derived by the government v.-ill be slightly more und.?r lower rate.*. The House bill imposed a tax ot' $S a, gallon upon nil distilled spirits withdraw n from bond for sale; the Sen ale reduced this tax to $6.10 a gallon. The tax upon distilled liquor held in bond was reduced *from $4.40 a gal lon to $3.*J0 a gallon, and the floor tax upon the same liquor was reduced from $2.'J0 a gallon to $1 a gallon, upon spirits not intended for beverage pur poses; liquors intended for beverages will pay a floor ta.c of $3.20 a gallon, instead of $4.SO. as fixed by the House. The beer and wine taxes were all ap proved. The section permitting the exporta tion of distilled liquors was amended so thai exportation^ may be made to the allied countries only. Practically the entire schedule of to bacco and cigar taxes .vas approved, only a few minor changes being made. One changc agreed to by* the commit tee struck out the differential against cigarettes of different co3t and weight. .?;o that the rate on all cigarettes will be $4.10 per 1.000. The rate on to bacco and snuff was changed from 2G cents a pound to 'J4 cents a pound, it having been explained by Treasury officials that the law will be adminis tered more easily under a 24-cent rate than under the U(i-cent rate. ORGANIZE CORPORATION TO CONDUCT SHIP THEATER Ob jeer I* to Promote Socinl Ititereoorse Imong Snilnrn nnrt Ship. Worker*. NKW YORK. October 8.?"To pro mote social intercourse among sailors and ship-workers of the United Stales." is stated object for the incorporation of the Virst Theater Ship Association, whose articles were filed to-day at Al bany. Amusements without charge are to be furnished to men along the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts at the principal sea ports. The list of honorary members, life members and contributors to the association includes many prominent men and women. UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER Ilultimore's (Greatest nnniitena Aano clnlion May* Auterlcn Want* \ Ictory Complete. ? IHv Associated Prets. I BAI/riMOttR. October 3.?The Mer chants' and Manufacturers' Associa tion, the largest commercial organiza tion of Baltimore, to-day telegraphed So President Wilson: "Nothing will be satisfactory to America as a basis of negotiations to end the war but the unconditional sur-' render of Germany and her allies." PAG ESI ZESUP^TtU ATI 0 N llrrmnn Peaee Proposal War Maneuver Camouflaged to I.ook Like Peace Offeniili e. I r?v A.i??ociat?<l Pro** I TtOMK. October 8.?The American ambassador. Thomas Vclson Page, be ing H>:kc(r for bin personal, opinion re specting the German peace proposal, ?al>1* "Th!" I* nothing but a war maneuver camouflaged to look like a peace of fensive." ONLY FMTH OF LOAN IS RAISED TO DATE Figures Compiled Tuesday Evening by Treasury Department Shows $ 1,(100,000,000 Is Raised. 1 ARK FAR FROM SATISFACTORY Campaign Has Kxteuded Through Nine of the Ninteen Dr.ys With Results That Are Unsatisfactory to Those in Charge of Work. WASHINGTON. October working days of the fotSrtfi 'Liberty ? loan campaign are noxy cone, ten re main. ar.il only SI.GOC,000.000 of the $i?.OOO.COO.OOO total has been raised. Treasury compilations to-night show Jen that pledges of $1,59 1,556,1100 have ! been received by bunks throughout the country. This figure did not include I to-day's re;?ort from the Dallas dis trict. however, and the addition is ex pected to raise the amount to at least ?}.6OO,O09,00G. 1 "The Increased saler as shown l.y to day's r?pori over yesterday amounts to 1 ? $2?.8,000,000." says the Treasury's re ! view of the campaign, "and while this I.: an increase over former clays it still ; fat fro .satisfactory. The campaign 1 ow has extended through nine of the '.i.ineteen days that it is to run, an.I only slightly more than one-fourth of | the total amount of the loan, $6,000. <'(?11,000. has been subscribed. Obvious ly. the very hardest kind of work will : be required to float the loan." ? Subscriptions by districts follows: I St 1.011 Is, >152 '."63,700: Minneapolis, ??>53.7 53.300: Boston. 3109.115.900; Chi ? r'ifo, $279,677,350: San Francluco. $134. Dallas. $?2.?;2S.S.* n; Richmond. ! $6$,399. 100; Cleveland, $13r<,l49.100; New Vorl;. *337,203,000; Philadelphia. I C52.730; Atlanta. $29,457,350: Kansas City. $30,961,100. Reports of subscriptions by railroad tsuployees indicate purchases of $74. .i.KiO by operating regions. They arc distributed as follows: Nortliwesforr., >1C,1?JS.150; centra! ?cestern, $16,406,050; eastern. 515,209. j 100; south western, $10,392,9,.>0; All? j ghenv. $7,830,000; southern, 57,319.'_'30; ; Pocahontas, $1,345,700. STRAY SHOT PROVES j FATAL TO MAJOR LEA i Danville .Man, Injured at Camp Perry Klfle flange, Pmicx Awu/. 1 INDIANAPOLIS. October 8. ? Major R. llmmett Lea. of Danville, Va? died I to-day at the ?hospital at Fort Uenja 1 min Harrison, as the result of a pun j shot wound received about a month ago ' at Camp Perry, Ohio. According to George A. Lea. Major Lea's father, the bullet came from a : rifie accidentally discharged by a civil ian near the major's tent, and not from lhe rifle range at the camp, as first i t ported. The body will be taken to l.'anvllle. Ya. Major Lea was thirty three years old, and received his com inin-joii as a major the day before he \\ as shot. WILL INSURE CARGOES tioernmeut A*xtamr.i All Itlsk ???i ship Mnrn Under (tallroad Ad iulniMrut lori. rBv Ab^ociatud Prca-i. 1 I WASHINGTON. October 8.?War risk and marine Insurance will he assumed by tlie government on all shipments by coastwise steamship lines operated by the railroad administration. In cx iila.ining this to-day. the railroad ad i ministration *;aUl much mlsupprehen ? aion existed on the new arrangement, i particularly among Southern cotton shippers. Many shipments of cotton j recently have been diverted to ocean . routes to relieve rail lines, and the as sumption of marine risks by fho gov ernment was prompted mainly by this condition. GOES DOWN IN COLLISION sit of Anierie*? .Sienmer Crew I,o*f H'Iim Ship Sinks, WASHINGTON. October S. ?The t American steamer Wcstgate, of the na val overseas' trsnsport'atlott service, has 1 i f?n sunk at sea. with the lo:-s of six members of her crew. In collision with j the steamer American. The American , picked up the survivors, and Is pro ceeding to port. j A dispatch to the Navy Department to-day reporting iho sinking said It 1 occurred about R00 miles off the At lantic coast, but did not give the tlmt !Th.; tVe3tRKte was a eurgo carrier of b gros.i "tons. The newspaper '.hut goes into the home I* the on? thnt Is profitable ti 1 .sdverilatf:,. Ninety per cent 0! the I circulation of Tho; T)me?-pl3putcb In * homo delivered.?Adv. t\ WILL NOT DISCUSS ARMISTICE AT ALL H) Foe Must First Withdraw Forces From Belgium, m France and Italy. HE CALLS ON PRINCE MAX . TO SHOW HIS CREDENTIALS Would Know Whether or Not Chancellor Serves Militar ists or People. THIS IS FUNDAMENTAL POI>?T President's Hricf Statement and Query Master Stroke of Diplomacy. ! 8;" Associated P,ro..'.-t. 1 WASHINGTON, October ? $!? dcr.t Wilson has met Germany's peace not<; wlih a move which will, at one stroke. develop whether her proposal is sincere or merely u pretension,. antT, if a prelenston it he. fully Justify - for all time before the world the prolong ing of the war with force to tho ^ut most. force without stint or limlt!^' &X the ?amc time the President has left ; wide open the door to peace. Declining to propose an armiatfee whll<* the armies of.the central powers remain on invaded "sail, the President j to-day called on the German Chancel ! lor to state, as an absolrtely tiecCSr ! aary preliminary to a reply from the/ entente allies and the United States, i whether Germany accepts the prlncl ? pies of peace as repeatedly laid down;' ' or merely proposes to accept them "as the h^slfi of negotiations." and whether the Chancellor merely speaks for the German military masters conducting the way or the whole Gorman people, Ah the full significance of the Pres ident's / diplomacy is disclosed. lt> corner ^evident that he has left open the wtyy to peace and at the same tJnte left ijsf\ militarist'leaders of tho yCen* tral /ov'ers with a question thoy pnust necessarily afiswer In a wj,y that wll) . lead! to peacc or confront ^hem wltfi h most embarrassing sltuc-tlon in their , own countrlea. Among diplomats h-* -e ' the' President's communication is reft , giuMed :>s one of his master etrol?es; ' It Is pointed opt that upon cursory exi anVination it may not show such strong terms as some may have desired. 'All . the President's advisers, however,, sure confident that a close consideration re? veals its full import will be apparent that it is a long step forward If Ger^ manv really means peace, and th&t.JC she does not it will strip bare another hvpocrisv of German diplomacy..^ so I completely that the responsibility for prolonging the war ne\'er nan -be charged to the allies, even by the Ger i man people themselves.. NO HEPLV AT THIS TIME TO AUSTRIAN NOTE The text of the President's commu nication was made public to-day by Secretary Lansing, together with the I official text of Prlncc Maximilian s | note now published in America for tho ! first time. At the same time officials let it he known that there would b?j no reply at present to the Ausstri8.n ' nolo, similar to that of the Germarf Ohanc.eP.or. It 1* not considered n?eea-< : sary ;o deal with Austria until-.'the ! time comes for a reply to her dom inating ally. _ ? In renouncing his action, secretary Lansing issued the following: I "Department ot State. October S, r. i s. The Secretary of State makes pub lic t'.i??; following communication: From the charge d'affaires ad interim ; of Switzerland, in charge of German interests in the United States: 1 Legation of Switzerland. Department j of German Interests, Washington. 1>. ? C.. Octobcr 6. 191S. .Mr. President.? I have the honor to 1 transmit herewith, upon Instructions from my government, the original text I of a communication from the German government, received by this legatloji : late this afternoon, from the Sw1b? i Foreign Office. An English translation of this com j municatian is also inclosed. The Ger man original text, however, is alotfe to be considered as authoritative. Please accept. Mr. President. vthe as ?>uranc?s of my highest consideration, i Signed) F. OEDtntLlN, i Charge d'Affalres a. I. of Switzer land. in charge of German In terests In the United States. " Mr. Woodrow Wilson. President of the l.'nited States, Washington, D., ,C. OFFICIAL TEXT OF GKRMAXV'S REQUEST TO PRESIDENT Translation of communication from German gove-nment to the President of the United States, as transmitted by tiic charge d'affaires, a. i. of Swltf /.er'.and on October 6, 191S. The German governmen* requests tfte President of the United States of Atper ira to take steps tot the restoration of pcace. to notify all belligerents of this request, am\ to invite them' to delegate plenipotentiaries for the pur pose of taking up negotiations. The j German government accepts, as a hauls 1 Tor the* peace negotiations, the program l? id down by the President of the United States in his message to Con gress of January 3. 1013. and in hi* subsequent pronouncements, particu larly in his address of September 27, 191S. Tn order to avoid further blood shed the German government requests him to bring about immediate conclu sion of a general armistice on land, on water and In the air. Max. Prince of Baden. Imperial Chancellor. '* '? TENT OF PRESIDENT'S RESPONSE TO GERMAN^ From the Secretary of State to the charge d'affaires of Switzerland: j Department of State, October S. s?ir,? Before ? making reply .'to the re? quest of the Imperial German governi men: and in order that reply shall as ; candid and straightforward as the mo* ! meritou* interests involved require..thai ! President ot tho United State? derma It necessary to assure h!m**lf of; th4 f exact meaning of the note of th? im i r.crlal Chancellor. Oo??a the imperial Chancellor mean that the imperial GeiN m*n Rovernment acccpt9 the tcrrtm lni?t 1 down hy the President in his addret'1.* to the congress of tho United SUtect op i the 8th of January last And in nub , sequent addresses, and thai. ite obj?ot in evuerln* into discussions would fef only to agr+e upon, the practical ta?ls of t'hHr application? The President feel? houn?i to 5 w.th regard to tho #u*g#?Cion 0? arm 1stu>e'/thai ha .would not f*mi.r '.ibcrry i?; propose a cessation to th* tfovcrmtWAta '.X;.. , v ? ^ '