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America's Historic Answer: "Unconditional Surrender!
30,000 persons are reading thli
paper every morning. Hare you a
met sage to pat before them? Call
the Advertising Department of The
Herald. Main 3300.
NO. 4384.
Berlin War Cabinet Holds1
Session?Quick Answer,
Latest Rumor.
May Throw Herself on
Mercy of Allies, Say
Vienna Reports.
German Newspapers Asking if
Kaiser's Quitting Is Necessary
to Conclusion of Peace.
Copenhagen. Oct. 26.?The Ber-!
lin Lolcal Anzeiger announces a
long session of the crown council,
presided over by the Kaiser. It is
now reported that the war cabi
net intends to make an early re
ply to President Wilson's last note. I
Early Austrian Surrender?
Zurich, via London. Oct. 26. j
Dispatches from Vienna late to-!
?Jay predict an early unconditional I
surrender and capitulation by'
Austria. It is reported Austria,
will practically throw herself at
the mcrcy of the allies.
Copenhagen, via London. Oct.
J6?An official statement was is- j
sued at Vienna late today an-'
Bouncing that the demobilization'
of the Austro-Hungarian army is:
. being prepared.
Plaaa or ?!??*.r,
1 Hern. Via P,rU. tK-t x-Count
ha,l Karloyi. the Hungarian Inde
pendence party leader. intimated to
^fe.v that after a conference of Hun
fcpwn leader, laat night It waa de
that Hungary requires Imrae
ar"' """ il W" reaolved: |
"er?n>d",OUnCe ** ?'??>,
'd,U?de?m,"k' HUn"ry *baolutely in-!
5- To Introduce-woman suffrage
To re-establiah a national council.
>'an-<.ermaas Warned.
Amsterdam, Oct. 3S.-A warning to1
the pan-Germans waa sounded in the
Reichstag yesterday by vice Chan
cellor von Payer, according to late
dispatches from Berlin.
h^^eKnted.COnfldence- not merely at
home but also need the confidence of
foreign countries." Von Payer is
2U""^ " -aytnff. "and to a certain
degree even the confidence of our
enemies for we want peace and we
need H.
Dr. Solf. the foreign minister in
a speech before the Reichstag, de
clared that body "emphatically re
pudiates the suggestions of doubts
regarding our intentions honestly to
.-arry out President Wilson s prin
"The question of Alsace-Lorraine
is expressly mentioned among Pres
ident Wilson's points.
"We agree to a regulation of both
Questions by the peace negotia
thlT .h?'r? u,t<>r?nce indicates first
that the Germans consider Alsace
V*'' two "Parate ques
?ons. Second, that they do not in
end to evacuate the provinces a, a
>;;r.t ,0 ?-n but ?>??"?;
eare It to regulation " at the peace
Copenhagen, via London o?t *
tr;ps?7, p
"Till be satisfied
ieroocratiaation of Germany ?nt,nued
Leading papers aeem to asree th?.
1 ^ere will be no further no^T from
| jermany to President Wilson pend
?n??" fr?m ,he ,ll"d gny~
nA,hier^1 fver"rn?nt?l declaration
"ed Mkefy however' '? ?>n.id
Mrs. Josephus Daniels, wife of the
Secretary of the Navy, will leave
A'ashington Tuesday morning on a
j peaking tour through the South,
?frs. Daniels goes as a representative
if the National Board Y. W. C. A.
tnd will speak in the interests of the
Jnlted War Work Campaign of the
f. M. C. A.. Y. W. C. A., War Camp
'omrounity Service, National Cath
?lic War Council. Jewish Welfare
f Joard. Salvation Army and the
American Library .Association.
' Mrs. Daniels will open her tour
>ctober 31 in Nashville. Tenn., and
rill sneak in Memphis. Tenn.. Jack
on. Miss.. Atlanta, Ga.. Jacksonville,
?'la., and Raleigh. N. C
Schwab Dl with Influenza.
New York. Oct. 26.? Charles M.
<hw?b is the latest prominent vic
lm of the influenza germ. The phys
j rian attending the director of Uncle
[ am's shipbuilding program at hi*'
ome in Riverside Drive reports,
| owever. that the attack is only a
I light one and that Mr. Schwab will
i e back on the job In a few days.
1 strikes the buyer more
j s reef wily than the copy that proves
I Un to he a food la vest or.
fe I,"ii ii.Wii
Colonel House
To Stay in Paris
As U. S. Diplomat
Will Await Developments. He
Tells Press in Optimistic
Paris. Oct 2$.?Col. E. M.
House, in a statement to French
Journalists at the Hotel Crillon
late today, announced he had
come to Europe "to take part in
all diplomatic unions." and
would stay here pending: devel
"If an inter-allied diplomatic
council is established," he added,
"1 shall represent the United
Col. House expressed optimism
with regard to the military sit
uation and confidence that the
complex political problems now
| facing the allies and America
would be met with courage and
wisdom. His statement follows:
| "Since my last visit to France
| the allies' fortunes have changed
I from the lowest to the highest ?
i level.
I "It is impossible to forget the
memorable hours in which we
formulated the plan to unite our
military, naval and economic
fortune*. From that moment on
the clouds began to clear. It was
then possible to discern, at first
obscurely, the stars of hope.
"Now the stars of victory are
burning in most brilliant splen
dor. Now we must face different
problems, more complex, but
problems which I am convinced
will be met with great courage
and wisdom, mastering the ex
alted objects and with generous
' hearts.
"I have come to Europe to take
part in all diplomatic unions.
My stay naturally depends upon
events. If an ipter-allied diplo
matic council is established I
shall represent the United
The arrival of Col. House Is
generally and heartily welcomed
by the French press as most apt
to remove any possible misun
derstanding. France knows he
represents and expresses Presi
dent "Wilson's views and it is
agreed his persona! presence Is
of Inestimable value to the allied
I and American cause. The Colonel.
| It Is pointed out. will be able to
I voice President Wilson's attitude
toward all the complex problems
better and more clearly than
formal notes could voice them.
Meanwhile the formation by
the allies of their attitude to
I ward Germany as regards an
f armistice and peace is believed
i to be making rapid progress.
| Definite action will be taken at
an inter-allied council at Ver
sailles when a Joint statement
! may be issued.
| Germans Must
Shorten Lines,
Critic Asserts
Pari!.. Oct. I'S.?Col. Heyler,
military critic of tlie Journal
'le Geneve and one of tht best
Known European writers on
military affairs, estimates that
th#? German army has shrunk
from 207 divisions, which it
had last March to 180, while
the allied forces have grown
from 180 divisions to over 200,
thanks to th?- additions of
American. Italian. Polish and
Czech reinforcements.
Consequently, the writer says,
the Germans are in urgent
need of shortening their front.
He says they might save 80
kilometers (50 miles) by retir
ing to the Meuse Antwerp line.
The German ninth army Col.
Feyler says, divided its units
between the eUhttenth and
seventh armies after the evac
uation of the St. Gobain sa
lient and its commander. Gen.
von Carlowit*. was transferred
to take command of the Ger
man fifth army facing the
Americans north of Verdun.
"Recent German commu
niques," says Col. Feyler,
"show the group of armies
under Gen. von Boehm has
ceased to exist; the Second
army unaer Gen. von der
Marwitz being joined with the
army under the Bavarian
crown prince and the eight
eenth under Von Hutier hein^
atached to the army group
under the German Crown
Intense Agitation
Among Poles Over
Wilson's Message
Paris, Oct. 26.?Though separated
from Poland by several hundred
miles, the Polish national commit
tee. which represents the reborn
nation, maintains constant contact
with the Polish provinces.
Sometimes messages arrive di
rect three times daily. Latest re
ports are that there is intense
agitation among the Poles based
upon President Wilson's message.
This agitation is particularly live
ly in Prussian Poland, where the
population is already assuming in
The whole country is in a state
of ferment. The muncipal authori
ties in Koenigsburg. which is re
ported as a wholly Prussian city,
are making advances toward
! forming an independent republic
allied with the new Poland.
Most men coo Id learn much about
ndvrrtUing If they did not feel they
| knew it all now.
Little Credence in Austria's1
Surrender, But Possibil
ity Admitted.
Offensive Takes New Phase
in View of Possible
Officials Here Most Interested in
Possible Result on Berlin of ?
Austrian Step.
While little crcdencc is placcd
in the reports of preparations for
demobilization of the Austro-Hun
garian array, the possibility of
such a step is not denied by offi
cials here.
.The natural thing for Austria to
do, however, would be to seek an
audience with the military and
naval heads of the armies and
navies directly opposing her, it
was said yesterday. This is what
Turkey is doing at this time, and
her capitulation to the allies is
not far distant.
Taken in connection with the
report of demobilization, however,
the Italian offensive, begun yes
terday, assumes a new phase. The
condition of the Austro-Hungar
ian army may have prompted Ital
ian drive, and if the reports of de
mobilization are true, it may be
come the real invasion of the al
ready tottering dual monarchy. |
Report from Swltaerlaad.
The Austrian report, which was
widely circulated in Europe, reached
here this afternoon in a dispatch to
French diplomatic quarters from
Basel, which said:
"According to an information
from a Swiss source the Vienna pa
pers are publishing communications
concerning preparations for demob- !
Interest here in the Austrian sit
j uation is confined largely on the ef
fect it will have on Germany. Should
Austria follow Bulgaria's le-id. the
end of the war. it is admitted, would
be almost immediately in sight.
I Austria is generally credited with
Ian army of from 4.000.000 to 5.000.
000 men, though this number has
been greatly reduced of late by de
sertions. deaths from disease, and
J other causes outside of actual mili- '
| tary losses.
I An Austrian debacle would instant
ly release from 3,000,000 to 4,000.000 Ital.
ian and allied troops for operations
against Germany, either through Aus
tria or on the Western front. With
conditions as bad in Germany as the
world knows they are. that nation
would be powerless to reduce its forces j
on the West front In an attempt to
thwart an invasion via Austria, and t
if she did make the attempt, the atllc*.
I would crush the West front and
sweep directly Into Germany. It is
therefore easily recognized how des
perate would be the plight of Ger
If the Austrian report is true, or
even has the semblance of truth to !?,
it may hasten action on the other side
in the general direction of peace.
Formulation of the -Terms of an arm
stice, by the entente powers and the
I'nited States, is now under way, and
Germany would be compelled to ac
cept almost any terms if she knew
Austria's official military life had but
a short time to run.
A n\loan Over Armistice.
German press comment on Presi
dent Wilson's note, received here!
yesterday in official dispatches from i
Berne, reveals a mixed public opin
ion half satisfied because the Presi
dent answered the German com
munication but likewise extremely
anxious regarding the armistice
terms of the entente. One disaptch
"The German opinion is plainly
aware that President Wilson's note
contains some demands which the
[German pride will find hard to ad
j mit and the general feeling is one
I of painful perplexity and of ter
rible anxiety."
| The Berliner Tageblatt, it is
I pointed out. seems to know that the
| Imperial government does not in
I tend to send a reply and that It
considers the next move to be from
the entente In the form of terms. I
The conservative and pan-German I
organs maintain their usual attl- j
tude, but protest against the treat
ment that appears to be in store for
Germany. Some typical comments
"Wilson wants to subjugate us"?
The Berliner Neustre Zeitung "Wil
son wants first to humiliate ?xnd then
! annihilate us"?the Deutseh Tages
According to the Berliner Zeitung
von Acht Uhr the Beichstag shows a
great diversity of feeling while a
rather ambiguous statement is made
by the Nord Duetsche AUgemeine
Zeitung, as follows:
"Wilson realises the ability of the
political and military chiefs of the
Western powers to carry out the sug
gestions. Germaany then must first
know on what terms the entente
would consent to an armistice and if
the entente is inclined to open peace
negotiations on the basis of the Wil- ,
son program.*'
The Germania evidently attempts to
tranquillize its readers by saying the
President's note is framed In an en- j
gaging way. and adding:
j "In a general way we think this
Tonnage Destroyed in September
Lowest Since August. 1916.
London. Oct. 26.?During the month
of September, despite the admittedly
Increased number of German U-boats
at work, only 150,000 tons of British
shipping were sunk, which Is the low
est figure since August. 1916. At the i
same time the losses of shipping of |
Great Britain's allies and of neutrals ;
has fallen to 88.0(17 tons, which, with
the exception of April, this year, is
the lowest figure for any month since |
1?16. '
Interallied Arm to Bomb Germany,
London Idea.
London. Oct. 36. - The Interallied,
Parliamentary Committee advocates!
? thelreation of an interallied air force |
to bomb Germany out of the war, and
suggests common control of aero- j
nautical material. A resolution urging j
that Germany be compelled to replace I
all tonnage destroyed by U-boats also I
was adopted. President Wilson s pro- |
posal for a league of nations after the j
war was Indorsed.
Nation Resumes Former
Schedule of Timekeep
ing This Morning.
Have vou turned your '-lock back? ,
Kvery well-regulated timepiece In j
Washington was turned back an j
hour, or set forward eleven
this morning to give old Father Time j
an opportunity to catch up with the |
hour he gained late last night.
Promptlv at : o'clock this morning i
the city and nation went back to ?J?e
old time schedule in effect
Congress added an hour to daylight
last spring. Sixty million "jocks mid
an almost equal number of
throughout the country regained the
hour stolen by Congress on the last
Sunday of last March, and from now
on Uiitil next March there will be an
end to daylight saving.
The master clock controlling th
entire time-recording facilities of
the country, located at the Arling
ton wireless station was
back one hour and the news flashed
to all quarters of the glob''.
Clocks in the various departments
of the government were either
stopped for one hour, or turned back
by the watchman in charge. The
official watchman of the Senate be
gan his Job of clock-turning at
fi o'clock last night, and expects to
be still tumtnur * this afternoon.
I There are over 200 clocks in the
I Senate.
^Rval ( lofkn the Same.
| The clocks of the Naval Observa
tory will remain the same, for since
I March last they have been running
| by Greenwich time, and W. B. Watts.
I in charge at the observatory, declares
they will continue to run by that time
j for an indefinite period. Greenwich
i time is five hours ahead of our regu
lar time, and four according to the
j daylight saving schedule.
j All sorts of advice has been given
I by jewelers in regard to the manner
i of bringing your clock Into line again
| with the solar time. The quickest
! way to set yourself right with the
(time keeping work, is to set the hands
; of the clock back to 1 o'clock. This,
(however, some jewelers claim is not
I good for the clock's health, and you
j are advised to move the hands forward
'eleven hours. In order to settle dis
putes on the subject. Tiffany and
Company, of New York, have issued
a comprehensive statement which
! should prove of value. The statement
reads as follows:
"The majority of timepieces may
safely be set back one hour by turn
ing the hands with the stem or key,
or by hand, as the case may be.
Striking clocks may also usually be
set back, but this can be done only
by one who understands at what
point of the time it may be done
Without injury. Therefore striking
clocks should be set forward eleven
hours, striking at each interval, un
less convenient to stop the clock for
one hour. Pendulum clocks would
preferably be stopped.
"Watches may safely be turned
back one hour, excepting that the
hands should not be set forward, or
backwards while the movement is
j striking. Complicated calendar
movements in both watches and
i clocks should be stopped one hour."
Trains Held lp.
All railroad trains were held up for
Ian hour at station reached at hour
! nearest 2 o'clock. In every railroad
office all changes made by the em
' ployes were reported to the train dis
Ipatcher. who. under orders from the
l Federal Railroad Administration, was
held responsible that the change was
overlooked by no one.
Senator Calder, of New York, who
introduced the daylight saving bill
'into the Senate, stated last night that
1 the measure had saved the country
$2,000,000 in gas bills alone. Coal con
sumption has been cut 1,125.000 tons,
the Fuel Administration declares.
Several attempts have been made
to have the daylight-saving plan con
tinued throughout the winter, tut the
bill failed to pass the House. The
i scheme was in operation in Europe
' several years before the matter was
taken up by the people of this coun
try- Twelve European countries, ev
ery European nation in fact except
Russia, have instituted similar sys
tems of conserving daylight and have
found them satisfactory. The flrst
country to put the plan into actual
operation was Germany, in the early
days of the war.
A. Walter, clockmaker. and under
study for Father Time, started turn
ing back the hands of time for the
Senate at ? o'clock yesterday even
Two hundred and nine clocks to be
turned back one hour, before 2 o'clock
sounds, but Mr. Walter says that it
can be done if you start in early
Mr. Walter is used to playing
Father Time for the 8enate. having
received considerable practice last
March in turning up the hands of
the 200 clocks one hour. He says he
had added the nine clocks of the Su
preme Court chamber to his list, but
doesn't expect to get around to them
before breakfast.
Pittman Says Wilson's
Claim to Support Lies
in Principles.
Both Parties Loyal, But
Differences Are Real,
Senator Says.
"Do the American people approve of
the President's program for de
mocracy and lasting peace throughout
the world and will they give them the
support necessary to enforce such a
"Do the people of the United States
approve of the progressive principles
of democracy established under Wood
row Wilson's administration, atd will
they support him in maintaining such I
principles in the reconstruction that'
must follow in the United States J
after the war"'
These are the two dominant is
sues in the present campaign, ifi the
opinion of Senator Key Pittman. of j
Nevada. The conduct of the war
can not be an issue, he says. The1,
real issues between the Democratic
! party and the Republican party, ac- i
! cording to the Senator, have baen!
made by the Republican leaders
upon the floors of Congress and in
i the public forum.
| "They relate to the future conduct
i of our Government in peace re-ad
i justments abroad and at home,"
I Senator Pittman declares. "They
! arise from the opposition of Repub
j lican leaders to the President's pro
gram for a lasting world peace
?after this war. and to his attitude
towards reconstructive legislation
| in our own country when peace shall
have been declared and conditions
become normal."
War Practically Won.
These issues are of momentous im
portance to the people of the country.
I the Senator believes, because "the
war has been practically won and the
great and vital task of re-adjustment
is about to try the patience, justice
and diplomacy of the statesmen of
i the world, led by our own President."
' "The German rn-ople will ^w
'ultimatum of Woodrow Wilson," the
[Senator predicts, a?d will "depose the
, Hohetizollecn ibuuily, r?k?*utU> to ob
j scurity tfiemilitarists, and establish
1 a democracy based upon universal
I suffrage. They will accept such arm
istice as Foch. Haig and Pershing
|n?v prescribe. This will place Ger
many at the mercy of the allies and
.will in effect be an unqualified sur
j render. The greatest, most brutal and
destructive war in all history will then
be over."
j The issues cannot involve questions
(of loyalty. Senator Pittman explains,
because both parties have been loyal.
"They cannot involve questions re
lating to preparation for and the con
duct of the war; there is no complaint
with regard to this matter. Both
parties were loyal in their support
of the President and each is equally
proud of the wonderful achievement."
Denial by Se?tt Ferris.
J The claim put forth by leaders of
the Republican party that their rnem
l?ers in Congress have given greater
support to the President on war legis
lation than the President's own party
was denied here last night by Rep
] resentative Scott Ferris, chairman of
' the Democratic National Congres
sional Campaign Committee.
"The records show that the Demo
crats rather than the Republicans
have upheld the hands of the Presi
dent." said Representative Ferris, in
a lengthy statement analysing the
records of the two parties. Continu
ing. he said in part:
"In a hopeless effort to convince the
country fhat the minority party has
given greater support to the Presi
! d?'nt on war legislation than the Dem
ocratic majority. Republican leaders
resort to generalities, speak of per
centages. but carefully refrain from
mentioning the actual votes on the
great war bills."
New Posters Announce Policy of
Emergency Service.
New poster sannouncing the policy
of the emergency automobile service
I planned for war workers will be put
in prominent places, the Govern
! mental Emergency Committee of the
, Division on Transportation announced
I las* night.
j These posters urge war workers to
? hail any automobile having the offi
' cial sign on the windshield.
1 The new instructions issued by the
, Emergency Committee of the Divis
ion on Transportation are as follows:
"1. Paste sign on back of wind
shield faced forward. These signs
I will be furnished by the Police De
i partment. stations and substations,
| and gasoline filling stations. Signs
? can also be obtained from J. M. Stod
Idard captain motor division. Home
j Defense League. 1138 Connecticut av
I enue. _ . . ?
"2. Duty is 7 to 9:30 a. m. and 4:30
to t>:30 P- ni., when on way to desti
nation. Destinations on the sign will
enable war workers to Identify the
route to be taken.
"3. If on an errand of mercy or
necessity and war workers, hall an
I automobile, wave hand and point
j forward. It will be understood that
your car is in a hurry.
"4. You are not expected to carry
more passengers than your automo
bile seats comfortably.
"5. The prompt co-operation of
all owners of automobiles is essen
tial to fully meet emergency. Own
ers are a?ked to equip themselves
with windshield signs and to ex
plain its object to others."
Italy Recognizes Czechs, Report.
Pari*. Oct 26 ?An Ajfence radio dis
patch from Rome states that Italy
tins officially recognised the provis
ional Csecho-Slovak government
Mestages to Balkan Kingdom
Are Sent at Owner't Ri?k.
No* York, Oct. 26 ?For the first
time since Bulgaria entered the
war cable mesMfea may now
be sent to that country from
America. The Commercial Cable
Company sent out the following
notice today, marking the com
plete restitution of the Balkan
kingdom an a peaceful country:
"Private messages for Bulgaria
may now be accepted at sender's
risk routed via Eastern and writ
ten In plain language, English or
Colonel Will Celebrate Occasion1
With Three of His Children.
Oyster Bay. N. V.. Oct. 26.?Col. |
Roosevelt will celebrate his 60th birth- j
day tomorrow Three of his children.
Mrs. Nicholas Longworth. Mrs. Rich
ard Derby and Capt. Archibald Roose
velt, who was invalided home from
the Western front, will take part in
the celebration, together with Mrs.
Derby's little son and daughter and
Archie, Jr., who Is Just 8 months old.
Princess Sophia Sinks in
Storm, Not One Aboard
Being Saved.
Seattle. Wash. Oct. ?Three
hundred ond forty-three persons.
J largely returning Alaskans. per
| ished when the Canadian Pacific
j steamship Princess Sophia. Capt. I*
| Lock, which ran on Vanderbilt Reef.
(Lynn Canal Thursday morning at 3
I o'clock, lurched off and sank last
I night. Not one person aboard was
i saved.
Wireless and telegraphic reports
(received here and at Victoria give
j hut ger details of the distress
ling sea tragedy. The loss of life Is
among the largest Involved in any
jof the many marine disasters of the
Pacifii:. and the greatest number of
I persons that ever perished in any
| shipwreck on the Alaskan coast
j The vessel went to her doom in a
| storm, earn ing with her all those
I aboard, both passengers and crew. Of
! passenpers. according to report* re
icejved by local Canadian Pacific offl
! clals. there-Mere as and seventy-8ve
j members of the crew From the fact
I that a stretch of the Alaska cable
J between Juneau and Sitka has been
I down for a week it has been Im
possible to get news of the plight of
. the Princess Sophia save such meagre
Information as was sent from day to
day by wireless. These reports, with
the exception of one flashed Friday.
| failed to indicate severity of weather
| conditions.
Word front Captain.
I Nothing came from the commander
i of the vessel, whose silence in a
| measure was construed as meaning
j that he did "*ot believe his vessel In
. great danger. Nevertheless. the
Ci.nadian Pacific steamship Princess
Alice was sent to the assistance of
the Princess Sophia, her sister ship.
I Thursday afternoon and the British
Columbia Salvage Company steamer
Tees proceeded Friday from Victoria
The Princess Alice will probablv
reaoh the scene of the wreck tonight
or tomorrow morning. According to
reports from the North such vessels
as were in I.ynn Canal waters rushed
to the assistance of the Princess
Sophia, hut these appear not to have
been able to approach near enough
to render any assistance, owing to the
raging storm.
Passengers aboard the Princess
Sophia had been Mockaded at Skag
way for weeks, unable to secure a
boat out.
Mining; Men Aboard.
Those perishing undoubtedly jn
elude a number of Alaska operators of
prominence. especially from Fair
banks. Ruby and other Lotoer Yukon
districts, also presumably a large
number of Klondike operators and
residents of Dawson and other towns
along the Canadian Yukon.
Ever since the Princess Sophia piled
up on the rooks Alaska newspapers
nave been sending out cablegram*
making frantic efforts to learn thr
Identity of passengers aboard th*
doomed ship. This information could
not be obtained owing to crippled
cable service.
The Princess Sophia sailed from
Skagwav for Vancouver and Victoria
aL ^ o'clock last Wednesday ni^ht.
She ran on the rocks in a snowstorm
the following morning. CapL Ix>ck s
first message indicated his belief that
he would be able to get the ship off
at high tide Thursday afternoon. Be
lieving this report, the Tees was held
at Victoria for a few hours. Had she
set sail at once she would have
reached the Princess Sophia in time
to render assistance.
5-M?le Ki*s Alleged
in N. Y. Divorce Suit;
Bag Maker Blamed
New York. Oct. 26.?A five-mile
kiss fltrures among the allegations
in a divorce action filed today in
the Supreme Court by Mrs. Hattie
E. Tompkins against States D.
Tompkins. president of Miller
Tompkins & Co.. manufacturers of
paper bags.
Mrs. Tompkins accuses her hus
band of being too attentive to
Mrs. Emily Dills, wife of a Brook
lyn dentist. Tompkins admits
having given costly presents to
Mrs. Dills, but says it wa& with
the knowledge and consent of her
The five-mile kiss was revealed
in the testimony of Mrs. Burt D.
Harrington, who declared that
Tompkins kept his lips to those of
Mrs. Dills during an automobile
ride for this distance.
Tompkins denied his wife's alle
gations of Impropriety.
Allied Conncil to Chtht.
Paris. Oct. 26.?The Interallied <?o?n
cil will meet at Versailles Tuesdi i
was announced late today.
Valenciennes Being Taken from Rear
and Drive Is Started Northward?Ger
man Rearguards Fight Desperately.
,Piave Offensive Regarded as Local, hut Fore
shadowing Important Events?Ameri
cans Overcome Resistance.
London, Oct. 26.?All the way between the Dutch frontier ?n<!
the Meuse allied-Americarj pressure is being maintained. In the center,
on a line paralleling the Tournai-Laon line, the Germans were forced
to accelerate their retreat materially. In heavy fighting, in which their
fierce resistance brought them nothing but new heavy losses, they
were thrown from strong positions and substantial progress was made
by the British toward Mons and Maubeuge. while the French cut
fresh chunks out of the apex of the salient north and east of La on.
The main British successes was scored on the front north andj
south of Valenciennes, principally south of that great rail key. There
they crossed the Valenciennes-Avesnes Railway in force and threw the
Germans back across the Rhonelle River, taking 1,000 prisoners ancL
advancing fully two miles in a northeasterly direction.
Tonight the British stand at the bend of the Rhonelle, just east
of Artres, seventeen mlies west of Maubeuge. Further southeastward)
they have taken the village of Englefontaine, and there only four-t
teen miles separate them from the French fortress. There is, however,
still the great Mormal forest to overcome. At last reports the British
| were biting their way into the eastern outskirts.
Crossing of the great double track railway running southeastward
j from Valenciennes to Hirson has enabled the British to start an ad-|
I vance northward, taking Valenciennes in the rear. The Germans ari
| hanging on desperately to the southern and eastern outskirts of that'
| ' The French scored an important advance by taking Mortiers, Ie?^
I than six miles from the rail base of Marie. lYito this latter town!
run two important rails, one from ha Fere, the other from LaotuJ
'From Marie northeastward runs a railway to Hirson and anothei^
| via Liart to Mezieres.
Rethel, the big rail pivot far to the southeast, northeast oft
1 Rheims, is now virtually flanked on the east and west, and its abao
! donment is a matter of days.
The French in their northward drive east of Laon smashed for-'
| ward on a seventeen-mile front between Sissonne and Chateau j
Porcien, advancing between one and two miles, and grappling the ;
formidable Hunding line. Pershing's forces further eastward made
fresh local progress in their attacks on the Freya Stellung.
The crumbling of the German center also has resulted in a new j
giving away of their front in Belgium. At Ooteghem the British to- ?
night are seven and a half miles slightly southwest of Audenarde.
comparable as a railway point to Valenciennes, while the French i
have taken Zulte, only nine miles northwest of Audenarde.
Italian Drive l'rotr??M ? ?
Rom*'. Oct. 26.?The Italian? t0"!11 tacks broke <i "WY1 everywhere. Our
! 2.149 prisoner* in the Mont grappa j troops held all their positions.
'sector yesterday. General Dial an- Prisoners tak.n since yesterday
number more than 2.300 One division
nounoed late today. .alone took hundr?*ds of machine gun*.
"In heavy fighting we maintained 1 'There were no important actions
our gains in the Mont Grappa see- j on the rest of the front."
tor." continues General IMas's state
ment. "We captured Mont Vfllderoa. J i^maa Statement.
northwest of Spianoeia" Berlin, via London. Oct. * -To
It is perhaps prema ure '' fu-[ nipht's German war office annonnce
acteriae <h>> attacks begun by m,,nt sayF
Italians yesterday along the Piave ...^ ,io|| m w?.
and on the mountain front as a ma
jor offensive, but important results j
alreadv have been achieved and the ' /^ we? P:,rt,.l elements
Situation is favorable all around. I between the Scheldt a.rf m. Oiae
Today's war office statement fol- , rnach ???eks were contiwu*!
i . I south of the Oise where they were
a,- Rront/I and thf'^rought to a standstill by us.
Between the Dronvi ano mt , . . .
. ..rtiiurv' Klsewhere enemy attacks also fail
Piave there was fierce artillery' ..
fighting. . , I "On the east bank of the Meuse me
"The enemv launched unsuccessful
ine . |iv.,v deiired out a nest of Americans,
o 'iinter attacks. There Has lively
c-unifr *. i savs today s war office announce
ftghtinK at Asolene and Pertica. ?
where the enemv resistance whs par- ... . .
, . . * ... .iris- ? On the heights west of the Aisne.
tienlariv strong. We took J"' pn?- ? ?
ucuiariy * j enemy penetrated our positions,
oners. t .
"All along the Piave is unchanged" |
Belgian War Report.
Importani 4'aptaren Made. ! JJa\ re. via lx>ndon. Oct. 2K?Tonight's
London. Oct. 2K-?"We captured i Belgian war office statement says:
Artres and Kumars and the crossings "There was only artillery fighting
of the River Rhonelle Houth of \ alen- I today. We reduced German machine
ciennes." says Meld Marshal Haig. in gun nests north of Ronselo."
his night report. j Ronselo lies eight miles northwest
"We took 1.000 prisoners." of Ghent.
The capture of Famars and Artres I
I and the crossing of the River Rhon- j with the American Army in France,
elle mark further Important progress . 3G.?With the day's operations the
of the Britirfi and Americans in their
drive in the center of the Western
battle line toward Maubeuge.
Capture of the Rhonelle crossings
means an advance of at least two
and a half miles since yesterday,
when the British stood at Maing.
Famars lies two and a half miles
south of Valenciennes, and Artres is a
little more than four miles below that
great rail key. Both places lie east
Americans completely consolidated
their positions on the formidable 1.J00
foot heights of the Bo is de Traya.
northeast of Verdun. This height, on
which Is located the Pyon observatory,
was taken in the face of sweeping
machine-gun fire.
Rome. Oct. 36?Albanian bands on
the Balkan front have joined the
Italians. Oen. Diaz announced today.
?f.,the V^l.enCLerne8nAVew<'B"^'r^n i They have hoisted the Italian flag
railway. The Rhonelle river is the(sn(J %re harassing the Austrian re
last natural obstacle blocking the way <
to the Valenclennes-Bavai-Maubege |
rail from the south.
The Brtish. Field Marshal Haig II J Told
adds, are now pushing along the east nam rig IUII1 ? 1 UiU
bank of the Scheldt toward the south- . n P-?rcLin?
ern outskirts of Valenciennes. ? CI alllllg.
French Drive Oa.
Paris. Oct. 26 ? Further progress be
tween the Oise and Serre as the result
of a new pu?h supported by tanks is tionary Forces. Oct. 26?On the V*
_ _ _ _ W ?. ? V. ? C ma nolt W o p i k/A i i n a ^ - ? a aL ? W^aat a W a ? .r?? 4 I ^ ? i
The following American
mumque was issued last night by
the War IVpartmenl:
Headquarters. American Expedi
reported by the French War Office in
its communique tonight.
"The enemy offered strong resist
ance," says the communique, "but we
have taken Pleinselve. Perpevllle and
Chevreais les Dames and pushed north
of Pleinselve to the edge of Court
Junelle. taking numerous prisoners
"Between Sissone and Chateau Por
cien the Germans tried by heavy
counter-attacks to recover their losses
of yesterday, renewing their attacks
repeatedly, especially south of Ba
ognes and Moulin Harpy, but their at
dun front the battle has continued
with vrolence east of the Meuse.
LAte yesterday our troops enlarged
their important gains eouth of the
Consenvoye-Damvillers road and oc
cupied completely the Bo is D'Or
mont Today the enemy counter
attacked repeatedly and with strong
forces on the front from the Bols
DOrmont to ths Bois DKtrayes.
Although supported by violent
artillery ?nd machine gun lire, his

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