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Fair and somewhat cooler toalghtr
tomorrow fair.
Temperature for twenty-four hours
6ndtac*2 p.m. today: Highest. 76. at
li:45 p.m. yesterday; lowest. 45. at f
ajn. today.
Full report on pace 23. ?
Gosaf New Talk Stocks, Pip 23.
No. 27,219.
Yesterday's Net Cradatiw, 105,560
Carries Important Docun^nt
From Maximilian to Kaiser
at Front.
Independent Socialist^ Plan Agita
tion for Wilhelm's Earty
the AwtHil Pn?.
COPENHAGEN, November .1?The
rumors of Emperor 'William's abdica
tion are at least premature, the Berlin
Yossisehe Zeitung says in Thursday's
issue. It adds, however, that,the abdi
cation question was discussed at the
latest meetings of the war cabinet and
it is stated that former Vice Chancel
lor Delbrueek has left for the front
on an important mission for Chancel
lor Maximilian. It is generally sup
posed, the newspaper says, that Dr.
T>elbrneck will present the emperor
with an abdication document.
Emperor "William has left Berlin
for German grand headquarters, a
message from the German capital to
day states.
Socialists Plan Agitation.
Bj the Associated Frei*. t
LONDON, Friday. November 1.?In
dependent socialists throughout Ger
many are about to start -an agitat ion
for the immediate abdication of Em
peror 'William, the dismissal of r ieia
Marshal von Hindenburg and the with
drawal of commands from the crown
princes of Prussia and Bavaria, accord
ing to an Amsterdam dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph Company quot
ing the Volsieitung of Leipzig
Army Terms Must Be Accepted.
COPENHAGEN, Tuesday, October
2$ (by the Associated Press).?Fore
seeing Austria's desire for an armis
tice, which was not announced until
some hours after the newspaper ap
peared, the Berlin Vorwaerts. the .Ger
man socialist organ, a delayed copy
of which has been received here, pub
lishes a leadtng editorial article
which, in effect, is a declaration that
'ienr?Tir must acocpt any terms of
fered her. regardless of how unjust
or humiliating they may be.
The Vorwaerts points out tl?e utter
hopelessness of Germany's position
with Austria absent from the fie]^. "It
now Car be said with a high degree
of probability that the duration of
l he. 'war can be measured by days,"
<:eclar*? the Vorwaerts.
Other German newspapers have not
aet so completely abandoned all hope,
but this may be due to the fact that
none of them, except the Vorwaerts,
? appears to have expected Austria's
desire to capitulate. , ?
Causes Panic on Rhine.
AMSTERDAM. October 31?There
t.as been an outbreak and a panic
u.mong the population in the Rhine
provinces, arising from reports that
the authorities were prepared, if
necesaary. to allow the enemy troops
io occupy Coblens and Cologne, ac
cording to the Berlin Taeglische
COPENHAGEN, November 1 (by the
Associated Press).?Under the head
ing "A Republic on the March" the
Berlin Tageblatt of Wednesday gives
oetails of the events of that day io
The demonstrations began in the
forenoon with a meeting of the stu
dents, which was joined by the work
ir.gmen, in front of the parliament
building. President Dinghofer of the
rational council in a speech declared
the national government would take
ever the whole administration on
"But without the Hapsburgs,"
shouted the crowd.
An officer in uniform then called on j
the soldiers and officers to remove the
imperial cockades. His appeal was {
cbeyed with enthusiasm. The itjipe- ,
rial standard flying before the parlia-?
ment building was then hauled down
upon the order of President Cross of :
the Austrian lower house.
BASEL. November 1.?Vienna was i
. <iuiet until 7 o'clock last night, after !
irhich there were demonstrations in J
tront of the ministry of war, accord
ing to a Vienna^ dispatch quoting the |
.-emi-officlal news agency which cus- I
tomarily is used for makns court an- |
nouncements. Today's Vienna news- j
vapers -deny that Emperor Charles :
has left the capital.
P> the Associated Press.
1 -ONDON. October 31.?The entire
Turidah force which has been oppos
ing the British on the Tigris has been
captured. It was officially announced
today. It is estimated that the pris- i
?nera limber approximately 7,000.
The text of the statement reads:
"The hard fighting on the Tigris, :
-vhiah began October 24. ended on the
: ?th with the capture of the entire ;
Turkish force opposed to us on that
river. The prisoner%are estimated at !
About 7,000, with much material."
Fint Sea-to-Se* Air Hail Flight.
CHICAGO, November 1.?The sue
Teas of the first Atlantic-to-the-Pa
riie air mail flight is announced by
Capt. B. B. Lipsner of the aerial mail
serrtee. The flight was made October
\t from Cristobal, on the Panama ca
nal. to Balboa Heights aad "was ae
eoaiplished in one hoar and farty-five
minutes Special ten-cent stamps
Uri been issued for this mail-route.
President's Principles Will Of
fer Basis of Reply to Arm
istice Request
By'the Associated Press.
PARIS. November 1.?The armistice
terms to be submitted to Germany
will be confined strictly to military
requirements, except that it will be
\rought out clearly that they are con
ditioned generally upon President
Wilson's principles, with some defi
. i *
Today's deliberations (of the allied
council) In connection with the armis
tice proposition were participated in by
Belgian and Japanese representatives,
: the day's meeting bavins' to do with
Germany. When Austrian affairs were
; discussed yesterday Serbian and Greek
representatives were in attendance
; because of their particular interests in
j Austrian matters.
The prime ministers of the allied
countries for several days have' been
| doing the principal part of their work
, in the small back parlor of the apart
, ment occupied by CoL House.
Convention Purely Military.
The capitulation of Turkey, although
' anticipated, has made, nevertheless, a
\ profound impression in France. News
papers declare it to be an event of su
preme importance.
"The convention is of a purely mili
tary character," says the Matin, "and
in no way affects the peace which will
eventually be signed with the Turkish
empire. What is interesting, however,
is the immediate consequences of the
; armistice. First of all, the greater part
: of the Eritish armies in Syria, Pales
tine and Mesopotamia will be released.
] The army of the orient, which will
soon be the army of the Save and
Danube,* will be, perhaps, called upon
' to play a great role for whidh its
reinforcement by seasoned elements
will be desirable at an early date.
When the Dardanelles are opened the
allied fleet will restore direct com
munication with Rumania, as it is
hardly probable that the Goeben, the
Breslau and the Russian fleet sold to
Gerfriany by the bolsheviki will offer
! The allies will then hold the Medi
teranean outlets of Ukrania. and
I greater Russia."
| In commenting upon the receipt by
Gen. Diaz of a request from the Aus
: trians for an armistice, the Matin
says that*"it is evidently necessary,
, before going further to carefully ex
. amine on whose order the plenipoten
tiaries who entered the Italian lines
; are acting." ; " ' VC
j ?? See Hear End to War.
I LONDON, November 1.?The com
' plete isolation of Germany as a re
! suit of the desertion and surrender
of her allies is commented upon here
as the outstanding feature of the
j latest developments In the "colossal
1 drama of victory." The effect of
i this isolation upon her - armies,
coupled with the desperate internal
conditions in Germany, is regarded
j almost everywhere as bringing the
end of the war very near, although
. in some quarters warning is raised
: that the German army and navy is
; still in existence and in the hands of
1 desperate men are formidable and
; dangerous. , .
The general tenqr of comment, how
ever. indicates a belief that Ger
many must sooner or later accept
j virtually any terms the allies im
1 pose.
There is considerable speculation
i as to the extent Germany will bo
able to oppose the carrying out of
the terms Turkey has accepted. It is
unknown whether German garrisons
still hold the Dardanelles forts and
other defenses of Constantinople,
while resistance by the Germanized
Russian Black sea fleet is regarded as
a serious possibility. Even if the
forts are evacuated, passage of the
straits may not, it is suggested, be
' without danger, as it is assumed they
j are still mined and must, in any
event, be swept before ships can pass
; through. The Express. however,
; learns that the location of all mines
! is known to the Turks and that paper
believes that when they undertook
i to open the straits the Turks also
! agreed to help the British to clear
the mine fields.
| The immense possibilities following
the Turkish collapse are discussed by I
I all the newspapers, among- the hopeful
auguries being the rescue of Rumania
and the end of bolshevik tyranny in
Beach Substantial Accord.
PARIS. October 31 (by the Associ
ated Pffess).?The representatives of
the entente powers left Versailles,
after their first formal meeting today,
visibly content with the results that
had been achieved. They have not
finished their work, but they have
reached a substantial accord. Their
task is moving, and they have had the
satisfaction of seeing that they sooa
will be able to make announcements.
The Turkish armistice terms were
chiefly the work of the British and
French. In them the United States
had no part. The decision in this in
stance is regarded as one of great im
An informal conference took place
at the home of Col. E. M. House, Pres
ident Wilson's personal representa
tive, in the forenoon prior to the as
sembling at Versailles. Among others
present were M. Clemenceau and M.
Pichon, respectively the French pre
mier and foreign minister; Slgnor Or
lando and Baron Sonnino, the Italian
premier and foreign minister, and
David Lloyd George, the British prime
minister. This gathering -was pre
paratory to the formal meeting.
Several Americans Present.
In addition to the French. Italian
and British representatives. Dr. M. R.
Vesnitch. the Serbian minister to
France, and Ellphtherioo Veniselos,
the Creek premier, attended. The
Americans present. In addition to
Col. House, were Arthur H. FTaxier,
secretary of the American embassy;
Joseph C- Grew and Gordon Auchln
closs. who acted as secretaries -for
Col. House; Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, the
representative of the United States
in the war council, with Gen. Lock
ridge and Col. Wallace, as secreta
ries. and Admiral Benson, with Com
mander Carter and Lieut. Commander
Russell as his secretaries.
The last to arrive at the conference
was Marshal Foch. He was alone,
without aid or orderly.
At Versailles the business was over
in a couple of hours, and a long line
of automobiles with the representa
tives of the powers returned to Paris.
The reason for the trip to Versailles
today was that It is the headquar
ters of the supreme war council,
which theoretically takes no decision
except at Versailles.
The spirit of all tho iii?tiis?
appears to ho favorable to the 1 roping
? (Continued Second Rue.) j
mis OF BIG
On Tenterhooks, Not Know
ing Whence Big News
Will Come First.
Soon to be announced
i Three Courses for Hun Considera
tion Are Seen in Capi
tal Circles.
Official Washington today is en
tenterhooks, anxiously expecting news
of paramount importance from sev
eral centers of activity abroad. The
feeling in higto official quarters is
that world history of profoundest
gravity for the future of nations is
actually now in the making or on
the eve of being made.
No one knows whence the big news
will come first?from Germany, tell
ing possibly of capitulation or revo
lution; from Paris, reciting the terms
! of armistice laid down by the allies,
j acceptance of which would suspend
hostilities and stop further bloodshed;
from Vienna, of further dismember
ment of the dual monarchy; from the
Italian front, recounting the physical
surrender of the Austrian armies, or
from the Black sea, of a naval en
gagement between the allied fleets
and the remnant of the Germanized
Russian navy in those waters.
Hake for War's Shortening.
One thought was uppermost in the
minds of officials here?that the
events-expected to transpire or to be
reported as having occurred make
for the accomplishment of the aims
or the allies ami the shortening of
the war. ? , .
The belief is strong among officials
that word will soon come from the
allied council in Versailles of the
terms for an armistice which will
be laid down for the acceptance of
the central powers, in which, of
course the United States will con
cur. There has been constant inter
change of communications between
Washington and Paris upon their
formulation. President Wilson has
devoted the greater part of two nights
as well as hfs days to going over the
official dispatches which have to be
decoded, a work of great labor, and
the replies put back in code.
It is felt here that the terms of
armistice will present to Germany
capitulation, "<4W
tional surrender;' coritintlanc? of tbe
?war, with consequent devastation at
German industries, or, adoption of a
course which might lead to revolu
tl0It is thought here that it would -be
futile to speculate upon the possible
course of Germany until the full scope
of the terms of armistice are made
known and their effect appreciated by
the rulers of Germany on one hand
and by the people on the other.
Official views here upon the situa
tion in Austria-Hungary are that the
dual monarchy beyond all doubt- has
toppled, the structure which has haen
an anomaly -since its creation is
crumbling and that not until the dust
of the. falling debris has cleared away
will it be possible to determine what
basic form remains.
An essential fact recognized to exist
is that the former dual monarchy is
now impotent to render military as
sistance to Germany in any plan the
Prussian ruling element might con
ceive. It <s out of the calculation as
an asset as effectually as are Turkey
and Bulgaria. After all, this is re
garded as the most utilitarian consid
eration for the moment, and questions
of rehabilitation of the component
races of the monarchy, it is felt, may
well be relegated to future considera
The complete surrender of the Aus
trian troops operating on the Italian
front is estimated to be a probability
of the near future. The military gains
of the Italians and allies continue to
be pronounced and to threaten the
very existence of the enemy armies.
Fleet in Jeopardy.
Turkey having been granted an
armistice and having permitted the
passage of allied warships through
the Dardanelles, placeB In immediate
jeopardy a German fleet in the Black
Bea. These ships,, formerly Russian,
were taken over by the Germans
after the collapse of the provisional
government in Russia. They include
one superdreadnaught, several battle
ships of the pre-dreadnaught type and
a score of destroyers, together with
the famous German warship Goeben.
Pending receipt of the expected im
portant news from abroad, this gov
ernment has ceased its efforts as an
intermediary for the centrAl powers.
No formal reply was made to the
latest Austrian note, but Secretary
Lansing verbally Informed the Swed
ish minister that the Austrian note
bad taken the usual course and had
been transmitted to the allied chan
COPENHAGEN, November 1 (by
th^ Associated Press).?The organiza
tion of the new Czecho-Slovak state is
proceeding in an orderly manner, ac
cording to reports from Prague re
ceived here by way of Berlin. The
national council has appointed new
railway, telegraph and postal officials.
There have been no especial acts of
against Germans reported.
The new state has seised all the
rolling stock on the railways and has
taken possession of the lines as far as
Bodenbach, near the frontier of Sax
ony. The CMchish ears bear the in
scription, "Free Czechish Socialist Re-<
The German soldiers are being dis
armed. All trains carrying fotod or
material for Austria or Germany have
been stopped and the exportation of
coal has been forbidden.
It is reported that Dr. Karl g~-?rT
will be premier and Prof. T. G.
Masaryk foreign minister or the new
C*ocbo-81o vak state and that the new
government win proceed to Prague as
soon as an armistice is concluded.
A recent dispatch Mas Paris aa
?ennoed that Prof. Masaryk bad been
named as president of the new Czecho
slovak provisional govei^cgcnt.
| '
Former Hungarian Premier,
Called Coinstigator of War,
Killed by Soldier.
Br tkt AmtUM PKn.
COPKNHAOEN, November 1.?Count
Tissa, the former "Hungarian premier,
has been killed by & soldier, according;
to a Budapest telegram today. The
count fell victim to a revolver shot
while he was out walking:.
Storm Center of Politics.
Count Tisza. whose life is reported
ended by assassination, has long- been
one of .the storm centers of Hungarijui'
politics. It has been charged that1
Count Tisza was one of the four men
responsible for the war, and the accu-j
'sation has been made that he insti
gated the assassination of Archduke
j Ferdinand.
A: Magyar and -Hungarian to the
, core. Count Tiszawas pro-German and
1 aimed constantly at the supremacy
of Hungary over Austria within the
dual monarchy. He-was born in lttl.
the youngest son of Kalman Tista, a
| leading Hungarian statesman, who
gave Hungary a consolidated govern
Figures in Several Duels.
Count Tisza was twice premier of
Hungary, from 1903 to 1005 and from
June 6, 4?13, to May 23, 191T. He
was the center of many riotous scenes
In the Hungarian parliament during
bis leadership, and in 1913 fought at
least three' duels with political op
ponents. In January of that year he
wounded Count Michael Karolyl, a
lifelong and bitter opponent, in a
duel at Budapest. Up to his,retire
ment from the premierships he was
oppose;! to Hie pacifists In Hungary.
Within the last year, hoWever, he
has urged 1 peace, and In a speech
October 19 declared he no longer had
hopes for an A??tro-German victory.
An .unsuccessful attempt was made
to assassinate Count Tissa in Buda
pest October 17. His assailant at
! that time was arrested.
PARIS. November 1.?The Austro
Hungarian commander on, the Italian
front. 1? asking Oen. Dias for. an im
mediate armistice, argued that under
suchan arrangement Venetia would
,be evacuated without damage to' the
cultivated areas, according to a Buda
pest dispatch to L/lnformation. -
CHICAGO, November 1.?It was said
the office of the United State? dis
trict attorney here today that indict
ments probably would bo retnraodto
morrow In connection with thealr
cratt -seandrl. The men to be named
all live in Chicago, it was s*id.
? -1 --mr ? ?- .<
Six billion eight hundred and fifty million dollars was the re
sponse of the American people to the nation's call for subscrip
tions to the fourth liberty loan.
These final figures wero- announced at noon today by the
Treasury Department, which emphasized that this total represents
an oversubscription of $850,000,000. >
The exact returns for the loan as announced are
It is estimated that 21,000,000 persons bought bonds of the fourth
issue, which would indicate that practically one person in every
five answered the government's appeal.
The total for the District of Columbia was $47,265,000, with
181.N0 subscribers. The District's quota was $27,?OMOO.
The total subscription to the third loan was $407M?^M
and the number of subscribers to it was 17,000,00*. _
Business Men Requested by
D. C. Commissioners to
Maintain Stagger Hours.
The "stagger" hours, observed by
the business Interests of Washing
ton, by opening: their places of busi
ness at 10 o'clock in the morning,
which were put in force oft the re
quest -of the District Commissioners
dprlng the influenxa.. epidemic, will
continue during . the coming six
The District Commissioners, believ.
ing that such a plan will greatly re
lieve the street car congestion during
the coming winter, appealed to the
business men, in a proclamation is
sued this morning, to continue to
keep their places of business closed
until 10 o'clock in the morning. That
the business interests will patriotical
ly respond to a mart to the request
the Commissioners say they have as
1 Text of Proclamation.
The proclamation follows:
By the Commissioners of the District
of Columbia:
To the" heads of all businesses saVe
those now excepted from the 10 o'clock
opening arrangement:
We most earnestly urge the contin
uance for .the next six months of the
present 10 o'clock opening hour.
While the influenza epidemib in, wan
ing, the Natioiial Capital is confronted
by a street car congestion problem
that can bp alleviated by the stores
continuing the present o'clock
opening. -
Cold weather will intensify the traf
fic problem and the need of stagger
ing the hours of service is so great
that the Commissioners of the Dis
trict of Columbia take this means of
appealing to the business Interests
of Washington- to respond, patriotic
ally to this call and to continue the
10 o'clock opening for the next six
months or until the traffic conges
tion has abated.
Bequest on Patriotic Grounds.
.. V "V * ** *?- * ? ' "r
The Commissioners of the District,
of Columbia- invite written assur
ances from business houses of their
willingness to co-operate patriotically
ir. the 10 o'clock opening. All busi-.
ness houses so responding will be
supplied . by . the secretary of 'the'
board of Commissioners, upon request,
?with display cards that can' be used
to' advise the public that "this estab
lishment is patriotically complying'
with the request of the Commission
ers of the - District" of Columbia' for
10 o'clock opening."
We need not remind-business inter
ests of Washington that in war times
personal desire and- convenience must
give way to national public necessity
for the safe and rapid transportation
of government worker*. A lack of
congestion on street cars constitutes
not only a public benefit, but a health
safeguard necessary not "only to the
war worke'rs but to your employes as
prompt notification to the Commis
sioners of your respective intentions
to co-operate with' our request for a
10 o'clock opening as a public benefit
Is urged.
French Deputy Killed at Front.
PARIS, November 1 (Haras).?M.
Durre, - member of the chamber - of
deputies for Valenciennes, wlio insist
ed upon accompanying French troops
whea they occuped the suburbs of that
clty' ZPJPStL by * *he11- it. l? an
nounced. H. Melln. also a deputy frorp
Valenciennes, who'wfcs wit* X. Durre.
was severely wounded.
?. ? y~ ;-?> .? .w
Mrs. teola N. King Takes Up
afim fflfij lt ?
Declared to be the first- woman traffic
"cop" In the world, Mre. Leola N. King,
wife of Capt. E. H. King- of the Medical
Corps of the United States Arrty, took
up her duties this morning at: the b'usy
crossing at 7th and K street^ northwest,
at the intersection of Massachusetts
"I like it very much," was all Officer
King had time to say in reply to an
inquiry, as she twisted the semaphore
to and fro, waved her white-gloved
hand to signal automobiles to advance
and otherwise regulated the traffic at
tkie'busy corner.
People Take Notice.
Mr/!. King stepped onto a brand-new
traffic stand at 10 o'clock this morning,
and from then on she was the center
of all eyes. Crowds gathered on all cor
ners, automobilists forgot to answer the
traffic officer's signals when they caught
sight of her fruit venders and small
boys passed judgment. ?
"I-was almost afraid I would have to
turn in a riot call," smiled Lieut. A.
J. "Headley, in charge of the traffiS
squad of the local police fprce *ho
was on hand to direct Mrs. Ki'ner in
her work this morning.
New Officer Not Confused.
The new. police traffic officer proved
the calmest person in the neighbor
hood. With head erect andherface
smileless, she showed spectators with
in a few minutes after she took ud
her post that she Wjis thoroughly
competent to handle "a man's lob "
Two lines pf street cars and auto
mobiles' and vehicles coming from all
directions did not confuse hte world's
first woman police traffic officer Po
lice officials regard the Intersection at
the southeast corner of the Public
Library, as a heavy traffic point, and
Mrs. King's assignment to that point
as indicative of her ability.
Regarded, as the forerunner of other
woman traffic officers here, Mrs. King
attracted attention all morning long
The uniform she wears is blue the
s^me as all members of the metropoli
tan police, tout the resemblance ends
right there.
Mrs. King's uniform is - similar In
style and cut to that worn by mem
bers of the Red Cross Woman's Motor
Corps. The new police traffic officer
wears a sort of blue "overseas" cap on
the front of which appears the regular
hat badge. She wears a; long swallow
tail .coat and black puttees. . .
Has Pistol-and-Blackjack.
A shiny holster'slung'from'a black
"Sam Brown" belt 'showed the presence
of a revolver. Moreover, Mr&l'King will
be provided with a "blackjack."
Her hours of duty will be from 101
o'clock a.m. to C o'clock pjm. each day
with fifteen minutes * oat for lunch
Mrs. King sought a nearby restaurant
today, while a regular traffic "cop"
masculine gender?assumed the past
Mrs. King finished her lunch hurried
ly, tn order to get back on the traffic
platform, so thoroughly does she enjoy
the work.
"Be brief?no useless conversation"
?was - the legend appearing on a
round, yellow disk which was swung
from Mrs. King's protecting traffic
umbrella. This was the -first appear
ance of - the .disk, soon to be f am mar
at all crossing stands in-Washington.
' - Hag Traffic T?ttnrt.
Mra.> Xing waaaobasy that she had
little time to respond-to,personal, ap
peals for direction. .Older officers do
HLtaptuuMd <mi second Pa**^ "
Pursuing Allies Cross Livenza
? River to East?Foe's Grappa
Defenses Crumble.
Anadate< Pica.
LONDON, November 1.?Negotiations be
tween the Italian and Austro-Hungarian military
commanders for an armistice are proceeding, ac
cording to advices received in London this after
noon. Fighting may, already have come to an
By the Associated Press.
Official Rome dispatches today, describing the vic
torious sweep of Italian and allied armies that are demolish
ing the Austrian front, say the lines are moving forward
in such great leaps' that it no longer is possible to identify
towns retaken or to count prisoners and guns captured or
Italians liberated.
With the Austrians everywhere in flight and the Italian
armies on two wings about to unite, it is said to be impos
sible to foresee ^fehere the few enemy divisions that escape
will stop running.
Sixty thousand Italians held by the enemy to work on
defenses in occupied territory already have been released.
Austria's armies, shattered by the blows of the Italians, Brit
ish and French, are fleeing pell mell on a front of more than 100
miles, from the Brenta river east and south to the Adriatic. Ap
parently the enemy has lost all power of resistance on the impor
tant sectors of the front. Countless numbers of prisoners are being
taken by the allies.
Field Marshal Haig has again taken up offensive operation.^
on the frirnt south of Valenciennes and reports his troops as mak
ing good progress ejirly Friday. On the French front and on Un
American sectors, east and west of the Meuse only the artillery
has been aetfw.
East of the Piave all the allied armies are marching rapidly
toward the Tagliamento in pursuit of the Austrians. The Livenza
river, fifteen miles east of the Piave and eighteen miles from"the
Tagliamento, has been reached and crossed, while to the soulii
..long the lowlands north of the Adriatic, the Italian 3d armv cc
tinues to move ahead.
By the A*nt'i*(?d Piw
ROME, November 1.?In their offen
sive against the Austrians on the
Monte Grappa front, in northern
Italy, the Italians have pressed the
enemy so strongly that*, his front has
collapsed, the war office announced
The Italians have forced the gorge
of Quero, have passed beyond the
spur east of Monteresen and are ad
vancing in the Piave valley.
I/JXDOX, November 1.?Britif
troops on the Italian front have ot
cupied the town of Saciie, on tb<
Livenza. fifteen miles east of ?!?
Piave, the war office announces.
The enemy is falling back rapid)
in the Grappa sector.
OK THE PIAVE. Thursday, October
31 (by the Associated Press).?The
Austrians continue to retire hastily
In tlie plains and {he allies are cap
turing many prisoners, the number of
which cannot be estimated accurately.
B? the AmocUted Pr?ss.
< Wednesday. October 30.?-In answer to
| Austria's announcement that she was
1 ready to evacuate Italian territory
' Italy has officially replied that the of
fer has come too late. It is assumed
: the Italians will endeavor to drive
! the Austro-Hungariafcs from Italian
soil before an armistice can be signed.
Allied troops advancing from the
Piave river have captured 50.008 Aus
tro-Hungarians and have taken hun
dreds of cannon.
The third army still is advancing,
taking thousands of prisoners and
! many cannon.
' Allies Reach Sacile.
The Italian armies are pushing after
' the enemy in the mountains and on
the plains. Allied troops have reached
Sacile, eighteen miles east of the
Piave river."
The Austrians on deserting Asiago
left great auantitles .of munitions be
hind them.
The problem of the allied command
ers now is to throw enough cavalrv
and light troops across the Piave
river, which is still low, to overtake
and capture the iqain sections of the
Austro-Hungarian army. S
The Italian army on the right J?
rapidly extending its lines in the val
ley ef the upper Piave around B*}
luno. with the. object of dividing th*
Austrian army and forcing: a retreat
of the mountain army alonjs the road*
from Kalzauo.
The most notable fighting was oc
casioned by the third army's frontal
attack along the lower Piave on the
Austrian tifth army, which is resist
ing stubbornly to save itself from
capture. This army is also being at
tacked by the tenth army, composed
of two Kritiab. one Italian and one
American division..
Position Is Precarious.
As the left wing of the Austrian
array rests upon marshes and the sea.
its position is most precarious and
latest reports indicate that it is in
flight wherever possible.
The Italians are advancing rapidly
virtually at all points along the front.
The outposts are reported to be
within, thirty miles of ITdine. *Thf
Austrians are retreating from their
fortified mountain positions, blowing
up munitions anil fortresses and
burning supplies as they leave. It '*
stated that the great fortresses at
Col Vezzena were destroyed in thren
huge explosions.
Italians arriving ulon? the Livenza
river were greeted with great en
thusiasm by the Italians. Twenty
bridges are open, over which there
has been a ceaseless flow of cavalry,
artillery, cyclists, supply wagons,
members of the American^Red Cross.
Y. M, C. A. workers and refugees.
By the Aanctatcd Fro.
LOUDON, Knnbcr I, X pjm. (by
the A?risted Pi?).?Hf? Xat
shal Hats'* (wm have ?><? ??<
imiiw l> their attack this man.
tmrn ta the ngtaa af Valeaefeaaea.
That eity la niwttl ta be mmr
takca by
fnumber of prisoner* Field Marsh*!
Hair reports today.
LONDON, October 31.?-In the region
east of Courtra! the British delivered
'an attack today against -the German?,
gained all their objectives and took ?
thousand Germans prisoner, according
to Field Marshal Halg's communlc*
tion issued tonight.
Sixty-four enemy machines were de
stroyed and fifteen others driven Cow.*,
out of control on. the western fron
Wednesday, says an.official communi
cation issued tonight dealing with
aerial operations.
PARIS, November 1.?Violent artil
lery battles were in progress during
last night on the French front along
the Oiae near Guise, and In the A??n?
region Baar st. Fergsuz n?rth*wi ?:
Chateau Porcian. according to loda* a
j^na p?ou>caM?Bt.

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