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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” VOL. XII, NO. 1349. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1918. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS WILSON SUGGESTS THAT ALLIES NAME CONDITIONS FOR ARMISTICE DISASTROUS RETREAT OF GERMANS ACROSS THE OISE may LCmPOK JFHgHEU.S.il.gY H.yqTERg.X^-.CO “One can hardly imagine the disorganization which is atteudlL„ the enemy’s retreat,” writes a corre spondent “Infantry units without means of communication, artillery teams and convoys, arc a,Il fleeing under the fire of our shells. The disorderly stream is being dammed up with burses, transport, gtfas and lorries, imeng which our airplanes are dropping tons of bombs. The crossing of tie Oise by the enemy furnished him srlth a passage of retreat, hut the barrier of the river has now ceased to exist.* AMERICAN AIRPLANES DEFEAT GERMAN COLUMNS; CONFOUND ENEMY; BRITISHREACHING ALL OBJECTIVES; ALLIES WINNING WITH THE AMERICANS NORTHWEST OF VERDUN, Oct, 25.—, The American bombing planes and aerial gunners are playing havoc | with the enemy troop movements in front of the American lines. They bombed the enemy troops that concentrated in the region of: Remonville, where many were killed. Lieut. Rickenbacfcer, the American ace. downed a Ilun before break fast yesterday morning. AMERICAN AVIATORS ASTONISH WORLD PARIS, Oct. 25.—The great number of American airplanes that are constantly in service day and night on the American front North of Verdun, with the Americans and French West of here, and with the Americans and British in the Le Cateau region is confounding to the enemy and astonishing to the Allied world. There are literally thousands of them in service. CAPTURE 6,000 PRISONERS; GAIN EVERYWHERE WITH THE ALLIED ARMIES, Oct. 25.—The British have captured 6,0|jj| prisoners and many guns in the operations in the neighborhood oi Valenciennes. There was heavy figming last night. The British crossed the Eeaillon river and captured the villages of Neuville ‘and Saleschei and Neaudlglnes. They repulsed a heavy German counter attack. The British yesterday morning resumed the attack between Sambre at Oise and the Oise Canal and shelled the Germans. BRITISH SURROUND VALENCIENNES PATELESS, (Summary of Associated Press), Evening)—The British smashed the outer defenses, strategically important German lines. South of Valenciennes, and continue to hammer their way to Mubeque. The Germans have cut the Scheldt Canal, turning the country into lakes around Valenciennes. The Allies are endeavoring to avoid shelling Valenciennes and other French and Belgian cities, and to capture them by flanking movements. The French are gaining rapidly at many places on their long front between Le Cateau and the Champagne. BELGIAN CAPITAL AT BRUGES HAVRE, Oct. 25.— The Belgian Government has re-established its administration departments and has made Bruges the headquarters for the officials. BRITISH HAVE VALENCIENNES AT THEIR MERCY LONDON, Oct. 25.—The British have virtually reached the whole canal bank Northeast of Valencien nes. They have the city surround ed. The back of the German resistance has been broken. The enemy opened the sluice gates Northeast of the city and flooded vast stretches of country in an ef fort to delay the advance of the Brit ish. (Continued on Page Two) AMERICANS ARE PENETRATING HUN POSITIONS WITH THE AMERICANS, Oct. 25. —The American patrols early yes terday morning penetrated deeply in to the German lines in the region of Grand Pre. North of Verdun the enemy are using machine guns and artillery freely along the entire front. The fighting is severe, the Ameri cans overcoming stubborn resistance. KING AND QUEEN AT BRUGES DUNKIRK, Oct. 25.—King Albert (Continued on Page Two) GSSX&tl-S’ HSTKKjmNC j v<*ro se: OI3E CREEL DECLARES HUN PRACTICES ARE TUlMAN Says There Is Proof That the Germans Crucified and American Ser geant Overseas. LONDON. Oct. 25.—Ceorge Creel yesterday denied the charges made by Senator Miles Poindexter of Wash ington that the Committee on Public Information is making an effort to create the impression that the Ger mans have abandoned the practice of cruelty towards prisoners and civilians in occupied territory. Creel declared that Gen. Pershing discredited the story printed in St. Louis newspapers in which a ser geant with the American Army said the Germans fed poisoned candy to children, and gave them explosive grenades with which tp play. Referring to* Poindexter’s charges stating that Sergeant A. Cole, of Ohio, was crucified by Germans, Creel said Cole was a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and was crucified July 15, 191(1. MARINE ENGINEER DIES SEATTLE, Oct. 25. George La inont, a veteran marine engineer, formerly with the Alaska Steamship Company, (lied. THE JfiMPI RE’S classifieds pay. SECRETARY BAKER ANSWERS WICK’S “SLACKER'’ CHARGE AGAINST SULZER Secretary of War Baker has answered Judge Wickersham’s critcism of Delegate Sulzer for not joining the Army. The Associated Press service to Alaskan papers, received by wireless last night, con tains the following telegram: NEW YORK, Oct. 23.—Secretary of War New ton D. Baker believes that Members of Congress can best serve the country by remaining in office. He asserts that no more Congressmen will be al lowed to join the Army. Secretary Baker s answer could not have met the situation in Alaska more exactly if he had been in formed of Wickersham s slanderous assertion that Delegate Sulzer is a “slacker" because he had not joined the Army. SULZER COMING TO JUNEAU ON NORTHWESTERN Delegate Due to Arrive Here Tonight or Tomorrow; To Be in First Until Election Day. PLEASED WITH THIRD Mr. Sulzer Has Completed Canvass of Third; Likes Outlook; Assured of Gratifying Support. Delegate Charles A. Sulzer will ar rive in Juneau on the Northwestern due here sometime tonight or tomor row morning. He sailed on the Northwestern from Cordova Wednes day. having completed his campaign in the Third Division. He will de vote the remainder of the time before election, and hia plans will be formed after ho reaches this place. Word from Cordova is that the Delegate to Congress is well pleased with the results of his campaign in the Third Division, and with the news he received from the Second and Fourth Divisions. In the Third Division Delegate Sulzer made a dozen speeches and met most of the voters In person at the centers along the coast and throughout- the * Cook inlet country Everywhere he received gratifying assurances of support. WOMEN ALLOWED TO TAKE SEAT IN THE PARLIAMENT LONDON, Oct. 25.—The House of Commons has passed a resolution favoring women sitting in Parlia meat. This is considered a great victory by the suffrage party and is said by them to mark the break ing up of -old-time prejudices against women taking part in public affairs FABRICATED STEEL VESSELS TURNED OUT IN RECORD TIME WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. — The Marine Boat Corporation of New York has completed the Agawan, f 5,500\ ton fabricated steel vessel, in three hundred days. The company has contracted for 350 more vessels and it expects to deliver two or three boats weekly. SWIMMING CHAMPION DIES FROM INFLUENZA AT TRAINING STATION NEW YORK, Oct. 25. — Harry Elionsky, long distance swimming champion of America, died at the Pelham Hay Naval station of in fluenza. He swam a distance of nine miles without resting. PRESIDENT WANTS ALLIES TO PASS ON PROPOSED PEACE TERMS, AND IF AGRRED TO ASK MILITARY ADVISERS TO DETERMINE SATISFACTORY TERMS FOR AN ARMISTICE 6WA5HINGT0N, Oct. 25.—President Wilson has informed Germany that he lias transmitted its corres pondence seeking' 'an armistice and peace to the Al'ud nations, suggesting that if they feel disposed to grant peace upon the terms indicated, their military advisers and those of the United States would be asked to submit the necessary terms of an armisticj, such as would fully protect the interests of the peoples involved. ,, , , , . ., . „ The President says the acceptance of such terms, if offered, would be the best evidence of Ger many's acceptance of the terms and principles for peace. The President also said that he doesn’t concede that the principles of a government responsible to the German people has been fully or permanently worked out, and that the United States does not and cannot trust the word of those hitherto masters of the German policy. He gives warning that if the United States must deal with the military masters and a monarchical autocracy in Germany, the United States must demand now or later, not peace negotiations, but sur render. REUTERS SAYS ALL READY TO CONSIDER ARMISTICE. LONDON. Oct. 25.—Reuters Limited says that as the result of all the recent communications pawing between the United States and the Central Powers ani transmitted to the Allied nations by the United States, agreed terms have been reached upon which it is possible to consider an armistice. Reuters says the naval question, which has never been mentioned between the United Mates ana Germany in any of the recent peace notes, is of the first importance for being consi ere as a pa ^ the program for an armistice. _____ - GERMANS WONT FIGHT FOR THE KAISER LONGER •-* ' I Papers Say if He Must Go Let Him Go Now; Dem ocratization of German States Spreading. PARIS, Oct. 25.—The Kaiser con ferred Monday with all of the mem bers of the government. The Neuremberg Frankekesche and the Tagesblad Post, Socialist, say, the Emperor must not think the Germans are going to continue fight ing for several months just to please1 him. One article says, "If the Kaiser •nust go, let him go now.” It is said the Germans are to be urged by the government to carry on a defensive warfare to the utmost, as soon as the reply of President Wilson is received. DEMOCRATIZATION SPREADINC COPENHAGEN, Oct. 25.—A Berlin dispatch received here says the dem ocratization of Germany is. spread ng through the field states. The opinion here is that Europe is -.onvinced that Germany must accept surrender. ALL MAY VOTE SOON BADEN, Oct. 25.—The Government, is considering the abolition of the three class franchise system, and making one class to include manhood suffrage. SOCIALISTS MAY ENTER COUNCIL DRESDEN, Oct. 25.—The German Crown Council is considering allow ing Socialists to join the Government and participate In the Crown Council. TRAITOR. THEN; TO BE FREE NOW LONDON, Oct. 25. —A dispatch 'rom Copenhagen says Dr. Karl Lieb <necht, former member of the Ger man Reichstag, who was convicted snd imprisoned on a charge of at tempted treason, at the beginning of he war, will be released soon. BATTING THE HUNS GREAT LAKES. III. Oct. 23. Two of the mo»t highly prized pro notions announced at the Great Lakes Naval Training station have gone to major league hall players, lohn Paul Jones of the New York Giants and one of the pitchers for ‘he Great Lakes team this year, and Verne Clemons, of the St. Louis Ymerlcans. also a navy player, have received their third stripe and now are first class gunner’s mates. The rating Is one of the most difficult to attain In the Navy. The big leaguers are now ready for sea duty. BRITISHERS SAY GERMANY CAN’T HAVE COLONIES _ Balfour Announces That | Under No Circumstances Can German Colonies Be Returned to Her. LONDON, Oct. 25.—Secretary of Foreign Affairs Balfour, speaking to day, declared In no circumstances is it consistent with the safety and unity of the British Empire to allow the return of the German colonies to Germany. ENGLAND CONSIDERS REPORTS LONDON, Oct. 25.—The British Cabinet met yesterday, presumably to discuss President Wilson’s reply to Germany. AMERICAN REPLY SENT BROADCAST WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.—Presi dent Wilson’s reply to Germany was sent broadcast from the Arlington Naval radio towers, after the official text was placed on the cable. If it was not picked up directly by the great German station at Nauenit, it was undoubtedly relayed from other points and must have reached Berlin yesterday morning. 2,000,000 AMERICANS OVER ’ THERE WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.—At the same time that the reply of Presi dent Wilson to Germany was made public, the White House announced that over 2,000,000 American fight ing men had been sent overseas to fight in France. STEAMER MOVEMENTS and Mail Information NOW BOUND NORTH Spokane 'is due to arrive here tomorrow niKht. SCHEDULED SAILINGS Jefferaon Is scheduled to leave Seattle tomorrow. City of Seattle will loavo Se attle October 29th. Admiral Farragut, the first ves sel to leave Juneau for the Wesward, will leave Seattle November 8th., and is due to arrive here November 12th SOUTHBOUND SAILINGS Northwestern loft Cordova Wed nesday. Not reported, but is due here any time. Spokane will sail Southbound on Monday. HUNGARY AND AUSTRIA READY f TC SURRENDER Though Humiliatinig, Both Countries Admit They Are Powerless to Re sist; Must Quit. PARIS, Oct. 25.—Reports from* Budapest say that the Hungarians intend to apply directly to the En tente Powers to find terms on which they Can be granted an armistice. The report says Austria and Hun gary are both reconciled to the Idea of surrender. Vienna advices say that Vienna is now threatened with a famine as the laws regulating food are no longer enforced. humiliating but inevitable BASEL, Oct. 25.—President Wil son’s reply to Austria is said to have had an overwhelming effect in Vien na and Budap it. A panic was caused In financial circles. The note is considered extremely humiliating for Austria and Hun gary, but both countries believe they are powerless to resist, and must ac cept whatever terms the Allies pro pose. UKRAINE REVOLTS LONDON, Oct. 25.—Reports have reached here that the Ukrainian min istry, fathered by Germany by virtue of the Brest-Litovsk negotiations, from which German "peace” was forced on the Ukraines, has resigned in a body. Recently there have been many open revolts against Germans in charge of Russian affairs, and the sentiment has been growing. PROHIBITION IN STATE OF TEXAS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AUSTIN, Oct. 25.—The Court of Criminal Appeals has declared the Texas State-wide prohibition law un constitutional. The saino law with a ten-mile limit for soldiers and Army camps prevents the sale of li quor in the larger cities. RULES LESS STRICT NOW. CAMP LEWIS, Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 23—"Throwing a soldier into the guard house" for slight infractions of discipline is discountenanced at Camp Lewis and courts martial are under the ban also except for severe cases. To bring this to the atten tion of young officers a memorandum prepared by the Judge advocate’s of fice recently was published here.