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mm 4 WEATHER Arizona: Fri. and Sat (air; not mucn change in temperature. Associated Press Special Leased Wire Service. VOL 21, NO. 121. THE BISBEE DAILY REVIEW, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1918. PRICE FIVE CENTS. F n Ifatlkf 1 MSP KEY WAR: SUiMG FD ARM rail BADLY DEFEATED IN BAHLE SHE SEEKS TO QUIET CHAOS WITH I HER BORDERS BY PACT ONLY RESULT THUS FAR HAS BEEN TO INCREASE FEROCITY OF ALLIED ATTACK UPON AU STRIAN ARMIES WHICH RAPID LY ARE DISINTEGRATING NOW IN FULL FLIGHT INTENSIVE OPERATIONS OF AIR MEN ON WESTERN FRONT PRE SAGE EARLY RESUMPTION OF BATTLES OF MAJOR IMPORT ANCE IN THIS ZONE LONDON, Oct. 31, (10:50 p. m.) High placed German officials at Copenhagen this afternoon re ceived information that the Ger man emperor had abdicated, ac cording to the Copenhagen corre spondent of the Exchange Tele graph company, who adds: "Nothing is said about the crown prince." UNDATED WAR LEAD. (By the Associated Press.) Turkey is out of the war and Germany's remaining ally, Austria-Hungary, badly defeated on the field of battle, her battle line rent in twain and with chaos reigning in side her border, is pleading for an armistice. Thus far her importuni ties have received no better answer than the redoubling of the efforts of the allies 10 crush utte'rly her war riors. The capitulation of Turkey is be lieved to have been an unconditional one. The victories or the allied forces over the Austro-Hungarians threaten to send what remains of the enemy armies reeling back to their border line shattered anc completely van quished. . More than 50,000 prisoners have been taken by the Italian, British, French, American and Czecho-Slovak forces and everywhere, from tho mountain region to the plains of Ve netia the enemy Is being sorely tried. In the mountains, where stiff re sistance bad been offered to keep the foe from entering the back door of Austria, the enemy's front is crack ing under the violence of the attacks and important strategic positions are being lost. To the east of the Piave the allies have driven in a sharp 'wedge to the northeast of Belluno. some 20 miles from their original point of departure, and severed con nection between the armies in the north and those on the Venetian plauis. Over the plains leading toward the Austrian frontier at the Isonzo river tie invaders everywhere are in fuil flight, with the allied troops press ing them hard. Here the debacle seems to be complete. The enemy in his flight is leaving behind large numbers of guns and great quantities of war stores as he endeavors to reach the passages over the Taglia mento river. It seems not improbable on the plains and in the region east .and west of Belluno large numbers of the enemy are destined to be cap tured. On the western battle front there still is little fighting of a violent character, but the intensive opera tions of the airmen seems to presage an early return of battles of major importance. In Belgium both the. (Continued on Pac ThrM) Mexico Abandons Effort to Segregate Dead From Flu; Burying in Party Graves (By Review Leeaea Wire) JUAREZ. Mex., Oct, 31. All efforts to bury the dead from Spanish influenza In individual graves and in coffins have been abandoned in Mexico and com munity graves are being dug in many towns where bodies are be ing buried at the 'rate of from 50 to 100 daily, letters received here from the interior today stated. The cemeteries have even been abandoned as burying places and the open fields used because of the large number of deaths from the disease. The epidemic is now Invading the isolated communities away from the railroad and because of GENERAL DIAZ ISUES BULLETIN CALLING FOR RENEWED WAR EFFORT ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUAR TERS, Wednesday, Oct 30, 8 p. m. General Diaz, the Italian com j mander in chief, has issued the fol- lowing bulletin to his troops: "Soldiers, forward! In Italy s .name we will place the wreath of victory on the tombs of our glori ous dead. Forward! Our immortal milntir f n 1 1 a ' FOR THIS MEET Allied CouncU Will , Debate Terms of Armistice and Peace Under Strong Guard to Ensure Quiet (By Review Leaaed Wire) PARIS, Oct. 31. (By the Asso icitaed Press.) On the eve of the meeting of. the supreme war council the very atmosphere of Versailles is surcharged with the importance of pending events. The presence of numerous uniformed officials of the allied nations, with councillors, prime ministers and personages of high estate, lends to the scene of dignity which reflects the nature of the colos sal questions to be decided, directing the destiny of the new order of world politics. Automobiles glide over the asphalt and cobblestone streets of France's ancient seat of government, bearing world figures; some carry the highest army staffs in dazzling uniforms; pthers bear naval chlets In their black uniforms, variegated with gold stripes in profusion and patterned according to their country's orders, while now and then limousines with distinguished civilians rush by, claim ing the right of way seemingly be cause of the high positions of the occupants in world affairs. Trianon palace has been Isolated. The deliberations of the premiers. ministers and naval and military chiefs will be conducted amidst the quietude of a woodland dell, retained in all its beauty by the French government since tne aays ol louis s.v, ana usea afterwards by successive sovereigns, including Napoleon. Trianon palace, nestling in clusters of giant trees, surrounded by a pic turesque park and resplendent with flower gardens and serpentine walks, stands within the very shadow of the Louis XIV palace, in the north wing of which, in the "Galerie Des Glaces," Wilhelm I, grandfather of the present German emperor and then king of Prussia,, was proclaimed first Ger man emperor in 1871. To make more secure tne isolation of the palace for the conferences which will begin tomorrow, all traffic in its direction will be stopped. Guards of French, British, American and Italian soldiers stand on duty at various posts. When the council (Continued on P&ga Two) the scarcity of medical supplies and the absence of doctors, the fatalities are unusually heavy. One hundred deaths occurred in Parral on Sunday. Fifty deaths have been occurring daily In Chihuahua City. 100 Caily in Tor reon and in Saltillo, Monterey and other northern and central Mexi can tilies. The supplies of drugs have been exhausted and, in many Instances, whole families have died without medical treat ment or drugs. Volunteers are joining the White Cross, the or ganization In Mexico similar to the American Red Cross and phys icians are being sent from place to place to care for the sick. SECRECY EVIDENT PREPARATION HUGHES TELLS OF l! AIR PROGRAM Former Republican Candidate for President, Appointed by Wilson to Probe Situation, Renders Report (By Review T.eaied Wlrs) WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. The long awaited report on the aircraft inves tigation, conducted during the last five months by Charles E. Hughes, and Attorney General Gregory was placed before President Wilson today and made public. Delays and wastes of the production program, the report declares, were due chiefjy to "defective organiaztion of the work of aircraft production and the serious lack of competent direc tion of that work by the responsible officers of the signal corps." No fault is found with the manage ment of aircrawt affairs since the re organization of last May which placed John D. Ryan in charge. The civilian personnel of the aircraft production boar J is exonerated of wrong doing. Attorney General Gregory, in a let ter transmitting the report to Presi dent Wilson says he is in "substantial accord" with the findings by Mr. Hughes. The report finds no "graft" in the generally accepted sense, but makes recommendations for proceedings against army officers held guilty or dealing with corporations in which they were interested. The chief waste from the original appropriation of $691,851,866 the re port says was in the abandonment of two types of airplanes one of them the Bristol and failure to salvage, ag gregating about $24,000,000. : Figures show that last May $134,000,000 of that great appropriation had teen dis bursed and up to October 1, the exM penJiture had reached about $140,000, 000 for all aviation purposes. This did not include expeditures of the sales department which buys material and resells it to manufacturers and for advances for building plants. Con tracts let however, committed about $470,000,000 of the fund. The figures are given in .nswer to the general charge that the sum had all been ex pended with practically no results. The attorney general concludes In his letter of transmittal "that no such profits have been allowed as to justify a charge of bad faith." Coi. E. A. Deeds, about whom raged most of the charges which brought on the investigation, the report recom mends, should be brought before a court martial for sending confidential war department information on the aircraft situation to former business associates in Dayton, Ohio, and for being sponsor last February for a "grossly misleading statement" to the effect that the "first American built battle planes are today en route to the front in France Criminal prosecutions of three army officers are recommended on the ground that they transacted business with corporations in which they were financially interested. These officers are: Lt. Col. J. G. Vincent, forme? vice-president of the Packard Motor Car company, now in charge of the airplane engineering division of the aircraft production bureau;. Lt. Col. George W. Mixter, a stockholder in the Cnrtiss Airplane and Motor cor poration, production manager of the aircraft bureau, and Sec. Lt. Samuel B. Vrooman, jr., inspector of propeller lumber, and stockholder in the S. B. Vrooman company of Philadelphia, which sold mahogany to the govern ment for airplanes. Mr. Hughes concluded his report with the- statement that "it is not within the province of this report to make recommendations with respect to administrative policy, but it should be said that under the direction of Mr. Ryan and Mr. Potter there has been improvement in organization and pro gress has been made in gratifying measures." William C. Potter, to whom Mr. Hughes referred, is assistant director of aircraft production. The general conclusions and recom mendations by Mr. Hughes follow: "The evidence discloses conduct, which although of a reprehensible character cannot be regarded as af fording a sufficient basis for charges under existing statutes but there are certain acts shown, not only highly improper in themselves but of special significance, which should lead to dis ciplinary measures. The evidence I with respect to Col. Edward A. Deeds should be presented to the secretary of war to the end that Colonel Deeds may be tried by court-martial under articles 95 and 96 of the articles of war for his conduct (1) in acting as confidential advisor of his former business associate, H. E. Talbott of the Dayton Wright Airplane company. IS FINDINGS :- (Continued on Pace Two) PEACE RESTS WITH ALLIED Ul FORMALLY AS WELL AS IN REAL ITY, PRESIDENT WILSON WASHES HIS HANDS FINALLY OF MATTER AS NEWS OF TUR KEY'S WITHDRAWAL ARRIVES CABINET IS IN SESSION ARMISTICE PROGRAM TO BE SUB MITTED TO GERMANY WILL CONTAIN ONEROUS CONDITIONS TO WHICH SHE MUST SUBMIT FOR TEMPORARY PEACE (By Review Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. Presi dent Wilson cleared np today his task as intermediary for armistice and peace pleas of the central powers, just as press dispatches were bringing news of Turkey's surrender and of events foreshad owing an early collapse of Austro Hungarian arms. Formally as well as actually the whole question of the conditions on which the war may end now is before the American and allied representatives in Paris. The next step probably will be the decision of these representatives on armis tice terms, unless before this is reached Austria follows the exam ple of Bulgaria and Turkey and capitulates in the field before the great drive that is cutting her forces to pieces in Italy. Terms of Armistice It may be stated that, while the armistice program which the Germans await may not differ essentially from predictions fhat lt will include sur render of the German navy, disarma ment of the German armies and occu pation of German strongholds, the framing of the program has not been completed and any informal announce ments are premature.. Exchanges be tween the American and allied gov ernments and discussion among1 the representatives in France still are in progress. It was intimated today that purely military phases of the prob lem probably had been worked out in advance by the supreme war council. but that unhurried deliberations are necessary to dispose of questions in volved in the making of permanent peace which must be dealt with by finally fixing terms of an armistice. Sent to Council Secretary Lansing made public dur ing the day a note handed to Ambas- (Contlnued on Paga Two) FIRE DAM TO SUPPLIES QUITE HEAVY YESTERDAY Mine Supply Department of Copper Queen Crippled by Early Morning Blaze; Will Rebuild Immediately A fire of mysterious origin, starting about 5:10 o'clock yesterday morning, completely razed the building occu pied by the supply department of the Copper Queen branch of the Phelps Dodge company. No estimate of dam age has been obtainable, for the rea son that insurance was carried and it was impossible to estimate until the ruins cooled off sufficiently for work ers to get at It, just what amount of salvage there would be. There was several hundred thousand dollars worth of supplies In the building. Plans already have been drawn and the company will rebuild at once on the same site. The company was at a loss yester day to account for the possible origin of the fire. The watchman, Charles Ilinos, said he had been in the supply house at 4:45 and went from there to ti;o mnclilne shops on his regular rounds. At that time there was no smoke or otTier sicn of fire. Arthur Fisher, engineer, who passed the sup ply house at 5 o'clock, said at that time there was no fire visible. Between 10 and 15 minutes later 'AD Ml MP I fill uUUIlUIL (Continues on Page Two) SUGARLESS BOWLS WILL NOW BE FILLED BY I UUVtKINMtUNl a I'UULI PER CENT INCREASE, OR WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. The sugar allowance of two pounds monthly a person for householders was increased to three pounds monthly today by Food Administrator Hoover, effective tomorrow. The sugar regulations also were revised to permit the purchase of the entire month's supply for a family at one time. This relaxation of the restrictions placed on the use of sugar four months ago yas made possible. Mr. Hoover's statement said., through the rapid manufacture of the beet sugar crop in the west, the new cane crop in the south, reductions of consumption in manufacturing, freer transportation conditions and patriotic conservation by the public. LEADER ISSUE STATEMENT FOR E Roosevelt and Taft Join in Public Statement, Setting Forth in Logical Terms Their Position (By Review Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Oct. 31. Theodore Roosevelt and Wm. II. Taft issued here today a joint appeal for elec tion cf a republican majority in con gress. The statement was said to be the first ever composed and signed by two former presidents of the United States. Seated at a table in the Union League club, they prepared the state ment which fallows: "We approach this subject as Ameri cans and only as Americans. When this war broke out we would have welcome action by the president which would have eliminated all questions of party politics. Instead cf this, par tisian lines have been strictly drawn from the first and now the president announces that ' only democrats can be entrusted with future power and only those democrats who do his will. Because of the reflection on other pa triotic Americans we appeal for fai play. ' "Tlje next congress will serve from March" 4, 1919, to March 4. 1921. In that period the war must be fought to unconditional surrender, unless this is achieved before. "The terms of world peace must be settled. "The democratic administration, after expending billions of treasure and exercising more absolute power than any administration in our his tory must give an account of its stew ardship. "The change from war conditions to peace must be brought about with the least disturbance and the work of re construction must be broadly begun. "A republican congress will be much better qualified than one controlled by democrats to aid the country in adopt ing the measures needed for these four great fasks. First, even as a min ority party the republicans made the winning of the war possible by pass ing the original draft bill. Without this we could not have trained and landed the two millions of men now in France. As a minority party the republicans forced upon a reluctant president and secretary of war, aftei an injurious delay of four month's the amended draft act, without which we could not put two more millions as the front next July. The speaker, the leader and the chairman of the mili tary committee of the democratic bouse opposed the original draft with all the vigor possible. "The new senate must approve, by two-thirds vote, the terms of peace. These terms should be settled not by one man only. It is one man con trol we are fighting in this war to suppress. The peace treaty must be approved by the great body of the American people. The president has indicated a willingness to make a peace by negotiations. He has not de manded as he might have done in three notes that which the American people demand, an unconditional sur render. His exchange of notes with Germany has caused a deep concern among our people lest he may by his partying with her, concede her a peace around a council table Instead of a sentence from a court. The fourteen points which the president and Ger many assume that they have already agreed upon are so general and vague that such a peace would be no treaty at all, but only a protocol to an in terminable discussion. The president Is without final power to bind the United States to those fourteen points although his language does not sug: gest lt. Still less has he power to hind our noble allies. We do not know hat these points include all that our illies may Justly demand, cr do not concede something they may Justly withhold. For what they have done or us, we -owe our allies the highest Tood faith. It Is of capital Import ance that we Bhould now elect a sen- REPUBLICAN SID (Continued on Pag Two) UJr ALL.UW1HU fir II THREE POUNDS PERSON L "FLU" FOR WEEK Steady Improvement in Train ing Camps Noted; Theaters Reopen in Chicago, Denot ing Betterment " (Br Review Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. Steady improvement In health conditions at army camps and cantonments for the week ending October 25 is noted in the health report, made public tonight at the office of the surgeon general of the army. With new influenza cases totaling a little more than 19,- 000 (Decrease of more than 60 per cent from the previous week) and pneumonia cases (5,961) showing pro portionate decrease, hospital admis sion rate dropped to 1792 and death rate to 92 per 1000 from the previ ous week's 190 per 1000. While the figures show that the crest of the epidemic is well passed, the report said influenza and paeu monia probably would be present . in the camps for' some weeks, possibly through the winter, due chiefly to the constant arrival cf new men not be fore exposed to the disease. New cases of influenza in the camps reported for the 24 hours ending at noon today totalled 2246 against 3105 the day before. Pneumonia cases numbered 3S4 today, against 398 yes terday. Deaths reported at 135 were fewer than since the epidemic began September 13. MINNESOTA HEALTH RECORD (By Review Leased Wire) ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 31. Influ enza reports to the state board of health today showed 1690 new influ enza cases, 1S9 of pneumonia and S3 deaths in 111 towns sending tele graphic reports. The list included 250 new cases in St. Paul. More than 150 fire refugees in the Cloquet fire district now are suffer ing with influenza, according to a mes. sage received late today at state mili tary headquarters from Adjutant Gen eral W. F. Rhinow. who Is at Cloquet. EPIDEMIC IS GROWING (Bv Review Leaaed Wire) CASPER. Wyo., Oct. 31. The in fluenza epidemic set a new record here tonight, when 37 new cases were re ported as having developed with in the last 24 hours. Twenty-seven deaths have thus far resulted from the di sease. Reports here are to the effect that the Big Horn basin district of Wyoming is hit harder by the epidem ic than other portions of the state. NO BETTERMENT NOTED (By Revjew Leased Wire) DENVER, Colo.. Oct. 31 No ma terial change was noted by officers of the state health board in the fig ures on the influenza epidemic, sub mitted to them from various cities and counties of the state today. To tals of 967 new cases reported and sixty deaths led to the assertion that the lifting of the ban on public gath- (Continued on Poe Two) ARMY HAS ES ENDING THURSDAY Russian People and Army Give Ovation to Soldiers And Commander of British (By Review Leased Wire) TOKIO, Tuesday. Oct. 29. (By the Associated I'ress. ) A war office communication issued to day says: "Gen. Knox, chief ot tne Brit ish military mission In Siberia, arrived at Omsk last Saturday. He was warmly welcomed by a large number of officials of the government and eunrds of honor. The commander-in-chief of the Russian troops held a review at noon, which was participated In by all the Omsk garrison, who cheered Gen. Knox. "British troops arrived in Omsk AUSTRIA ASKS FOR TERMS OF HER ENEMIES DEPUTATION IS ALLOWED TO CROSS ITALIAN FIGHTING FRONT FOR PRELIMINARY POUR PARLERS ACCORDING TO VIENNA COMMUNICATION AUSTRIANS ARE IN ROUT MORE THAN 50,000 CAPTURED WHILE 300 GUNS, VAST STORES OF MUNITIONS AND STORES HAVE BEEN CAPTURED: EN TIRE ARMY ENDANGERED VIENNA, via London, Oct. 31. An Austrian deputation has bee.i permitted to cross the fighting line for preliminary pour parlers with the Italian commander, according to the official announcement to night. AUSTRIANS ARE ROUTED. (By Review Leased Wire) WASHINGTON. Oct. 31. Austrians have been completely routed east of the Piave and with great difficulty are sustaining the incessant pressure of the Italian troops in file mountain region, in the plain and in the Alpine foothills of Veuetia. Enemy masses are described as "streaming In con fusion" down the mountain valleys in attempts to reach passes on the Tag liamento. I - Prisoners, guns, war mat-riaL. and storehouses, scarcely touched, fell into the hands of the Italians. Czecho slovak troops are operating with the third Italian army, which is pushing ahead, overwhelming and capfuring the enemy. In the Grappa region, the Italians renewed the attack today and cap tured the plateau of Asiaso, the salient of Solaro, Mounts Suinoncia and Prassaolan, Asolone and Col Cap rile and Col Houatto. The total number of prisoners cap tured now exceeds 50.000 and of the gun3 'captured more than 3H have been counted. "The successes of- our armies are becoming more and more stupendous." said the dispatch. "The enemy is completely routed east of the Piave and the enemy is with great diffi culty sustaining the incessant pres sure of our troops in the mountain region, in the plain and in the Alpine foothills of Venetia. Our armies are aiming irresistibly toward the objec tives which have been designated. "The enemy masses are streaming in confusion down the mountain val leys in'an attempt to reach passes on the Tagliamento. Prisoners, guns, war materials and store houses, scarcely touched, fell into our hands. "The twelfth army, after having completely taken possession of the height of Cesene. is fighting to con quer the pass of Quero. The eighth army has conquered the ridge be tween, the valley of Follina and tho valley of the Piave and has occupied the pass of Serravalle. advancing to ward the plain of Consignlio. aiming at the plain of Pordenone. The tenth army has brought its front on the l.ivenza. "The third army is pushing ahead overwhelmingly and capturing .'the enemy who offers a bitter resistance. Czecho-Slovak troops are participat ing iu the action. "In the Grappa region our troops renewed their attack and this morn ing succeeded in conquering Col Cap- (Continued on Pae Three) on Sunday. Gen. Vologvosky, commander of the Russian troops, received them. A trmmphal arch which had been built at the entrance to the railroad station was decorated with the Union Jack. The Russian troops and the populace generally. Including school children, lined the streets and gave the Britishers an ova tion. Great Britain was hailed as the savior of Russia. The Siberian government distributed publications welcoming the vis itors, while the newspapers en thusiastically praised British, chivalry in rescuing Russia."