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W HARRISBURG" ggSflSll TELEGRAPH of * \ s|je otor-Insc|icn&cnt. I-XXXVII— No. 229 12 PAGES HARRISBURG, PA.. TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 15, 1918 WILSON DEMANDS VICTORIOUS PEACE; GERMANS EVACUATING BELGIAN COAST ABDICATION OF KAISER AND SURRENDER OF ARMY j ONLY BASIS FOR PEACE President's Answer Shows Allies Are to Dictate the Final Terms GERMANY FACES ARMY EVASION r och to Rule With a Military Fland What Foe Toes By Associated Press Washington, Oct. 15.—1t was Ffeld Marshal Von Hin denburg himself and not the supposedly pacifist premier, Prince Maximilian, who caused the German govern ment to accept President Wilson's peace terms and seek an armistice, according to advices which reached I Washington to-day through official sources byway of a neutral country. Washington, Oct. 15. Un conditional surrender by Ger many was the interpretation put ! on President Wilson's answer toj the German plea for peace by < both American and Allied mili tary officials here. Only by ab solute surrender, they said, can the enemy now prevent the terminating evidence of his defeat invasion of Germany. There is no doubt among officers that sooner or later the enemy will lie compelled to accept these un- j compromising terms. The German army is being pounded to death in i the field, they declare, and the only ihing Germany can hope to save from the wreckage is to prevent the war being carried across her border. And that can be accomplished only at the price of putting herself as utterly at the mercy of the victors us did Bulgaria. Foe Gets Nothing Military opinion appeared to be in full agreement that in enunciat ing the policy that absolute safe-' guards and guarantees of the "pres ent military supremacy" of Amer ican and allied forces must control , any armistice agreement. Presi dent Wilson had placed it beyond the power of Germany to reap" any benefits from an insincere move to ward peace. The question of the agencies to i.e employed in framing armistice conditions naturally will come up only when Germany has compiled with the President's other require ments. It seemed probable to offi cers, however, that the military ; board of the supreme war council at Versailles would be the natural agency. The council itself is com- i posed only of the premiers of the allied nations and President Wil son. The military and all other boards of the council are advisory only and their recommendations must be ratified by the council to be come effective. I'p to Fooh Without question Marshal Foch. the supreme commander, and the field commanders. Generals Petain, Haig, Pershing and Diaz would be fully consulted and the resulting definite terms of surrender in all probability would te at once rati fled and laid before Germany as .the ! only price for respite from attack. The general elements of the terms appear to all officers. It was pointed out that it was the situa tion of to-day at the front that con stituted the supremacy of which the President speaks, the situation which must be edequately safeguarded. As competent military judges see that situation, the German army is in [Continued on Page 4.1 THE WEATHER For Harrlsbnr* and vicinity. Fair, continued rool to-night, with heavy froati lowest tem perature about 40 degree*) tteil- ' neotlay fair, warmer. C For Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair , to-night, with heavy frost) slightly warmer In north por tion) Wednesday fair and warmeri light, variable winds. River The Susqaehnnnn river and all It* hranehes will raatlaae to fall slowly. Temperatare) a. m., 40. River Stager 4.4 feet above low watee mark. .Yeaterday'a Weather Highest temperatare. 0. I.sweat temperatare. SI. Mean temperntnre. S6. Normal temperature, Sft. The President's Answer J i Washington, Oct. 15. — The text of the President's answer follows: "The unqualified acceptance by the present- German government and by a large majority of the Reichstag of the terms laid down by the President of the United States of America in his address to the Congress of the United States on the eighth of January, 1918, and in his subsequent addresses, justifies the President in making a frank and direct statement of his decision with regard to the communications of the German government of the eighth and twelfth of October, 1918. ARMISTICE UP TO FOCH AND ALLIES "It must be clearly understood that the process of evacua-] tion and the conditions of an armistice are matters which must be left to the judgment and advice of the military advisers of the governments of the United States and the Allied Govern- i ments and the President feels it his duty to say that no arrange meru can be accepted by the governrrient of the United States which does not provide absolutely satisfactory safeguards and guarantees of maintenance of the present military supremacy of the armies of the United States and the Allies in the field. ••lie feels confident that lie can safely assume that nothing but this will also be the judgment and decision of the allied governments. RECITES ATROCITIES "The President feels that it is also his duty to add that neither the Government of the United States, nor. he is quite sure, the governments with which the Government of tlte United States is associated as a bellig ciont. will consent to consider an armistice so long as the armed forces of Germany eontinmi the illegal and Inhumane practices which tlicy still pels sist in. "At the eery time that the Gorman government approaches the Gov ernment of the United States with proposals of peace Its submarines are engaged in sinking passenger ships at sea: and. not the ships alone, but the very Isiats In which tlieir passengers ami crews seek to make tlieir way to safety: and in tlieir present enforced withdrawal from I'lundcrs una Urnncc the German armies are pursuing a course of wanton destruction ' H liich has always been regarded as in direct violation of the rules and practices of civilized warfare. Cities and villages, if not destroyed, are lieing stripped of all they contain not only, but often of their very inliub i ttants. The nations associated against Germany cannot be expected to agree to n cessation of arms wbile acts of Inhumanity, spoliation and desolation are being continued, which tbey justly look upon with horror 1 aiul with burning hearts. KAISER MUST GO "It is necessary, also, in order that tllere may be no possibility of misunderstanding that the President should very solemnly call the atten tion of the government of Germany to the language and plain intent of one of the terms of iieacv which the German government has now accepted. It Is contained in the address of the President delivered at Mount Vernon on the Fourth of July last. "It Is as follows: "The destruction of every arbitrary power any where that can separately, secretly and of Its single choice disturb the peace of the world; or. If it cannot be presently destroyed, at least its reduction to virtual impotency.' "The power which lias ldtlierto controlled the German nation is of the sort here described. It is within the choice of the German nation to alter It. The President's words just quoted naturally constitute a condi tion precedent to i>oaeo, if peace Is to come by the action of the German people themselves. The President feels bound to say that tlic whole process of peace will, in his judgment, depend upon tlie deflniteness and the satisfactory character of the guarantees which can be given in this fundamental matter. It Is. indispensable that the governments associated against Germany should know beyond a pcrndvonture with whom they are dealing. "The President will make a separate reply to tlic Ro.val and Im- IK'rlal government of Austria-Hungary. "Accept, sir, tlic renewed assurances of my high consideration (Signed) ROBERT I.ANSING. ' "Mr. Frederick Ocderlin. "Charge D'Affaires, ad interim, in charge of German interests in the United States." LARGE AMERICAN TRANSPORT SINKS AT HOBOKEN PIER Second Largest Troop Ship Founders Without Warning By .Associated Press Hobokeu, X. J.. Oct. 15.—-Shortly before the American troop transport America, formerly the German trans , Atlantic passenger steamship Amer ika, was about to sail to-day for ! Europe with soldiers and supplies. • the vessel foundered at her pier here. i In the early morning darkness, while the troops aboard were sleep ing. the America settled with her keel in the mud. leaving only three of her eight decks, together with parts of her funnels, abovs water. So far as was known up to noon, there was no loss of life. Earlier reports were that between .thirty and forty of the crew had perished after being trapped in the boiler ■ room. Sinking a Mystery The cause of the accident re , mained a mystery to Navy Depart , ment officials. The submerged I America, next to the largest of the Government's transports, was within , sight of persons crossing the lower | Hudson river on ferry boats. The vessel appeared to be resting on an even keel. The America, of 22,622 tons gross, has a capacity for carrying 8,000 troops and a crew of 1.200 men. Of the troops it was said that only 200 | or 300 were on board at the time. MAKES PNEUMONIA JACKETS t A large number of pneumonia jae- i kets were made last night by forty j i members of the National War Aid Society. The efficient work being . one by the Red Cross auxiliaries f -hid greatly in the present epidemic. LIQUOR DEALERS' : REQUEST TO SELL DRINKJS DENIED Even Limited Sale of Booze Deemed Inadvisable During Influenza Epidemic The State Health Department, in a letter issued to-day, declines to allow a modification of the order forbidding the sale of intoxicants during the influenza epidemic, as request by the Wholesale Malt and Liquor Dealers' Protective Assoc Uf , tion of Western Pennsylvania. The letter is addressed to P. H. Keefe, director of the association, at Pittsburgh and is signed by Dr! (B. Franklin Royer, acting State Health Commissioner, and in reply !to recommendations of Mr. Keefe ; for a limited re-opening of drinking places, says: "Your argument is not (convincing and the plan you suggest, ; which is in effect a request that the closing order be abrogated so far as the liquor interests are concerned, is .in our opinion contrary to the in terests of public health. The order closing all places of public enter taipment, including theaters, mov ing picture establishments, saloons and dance halls, was put Into effect solely as a health measure- and has met with the approval of Pennsyl vania citizens. Under such circum stances my duty to the common wealth conipells me to decline your request." The letter adds that no other Industry or Institution affected :Is complaining. Tho promise is made that the closing order will be (lifted as soon as health conditions . warrant. SHARON PAPERS RAISE PRICE Sharon, Oct. 15. Sharon's two \ dally papers, the Herald and the Tele giaph. will advance their price on No j \ ember 4 from 2 cents to 3 cents. LIBERTY LOAN IS NOT TO FIND THE CITY SHIRKINGI * Harrisburg Expected to Meet Its Quota by End of This Week LONG, HARD PULL AHEAD Smaller Communities Show ing the Way "Over * the Top" While no figures were obtainable to-day. Liberty Loan headquarters declared thatthe renewed drive on the Harrisburg front is being pro ductive of results: and before the j campaign ends on Saturday the city district will have purchased the SI.- i j 600,000 needed to make up the 'quota. "But it will be a long and a hard i pull," said Chairman Andrew S. 1 Patterson. Mr. Patterson believes I that the city will get over if its en ttire population awakes to the fact; (that disgrace stares the Capitol of j Pennsylvania in the face. Here is the statement made by ; i Mr. Patterson this morning: ' "Steolton lias made its quota aiul Is piling up a big oversubscription to the Fourth Liberty Loan. "Hersliey luis made its quota and is piling tip an oversubscription. ■ j "So are Linglestowii, Pnxtoniu. J Marysvillc, the Fort Hunter-Heck ton district. Landislitirg anil Plketowii. "The quota for these places were scaled in the same manner as that of Harrisburg. •, "Almost every other community in ; the district is Hearing its allotment. "ONLY IIAKKISBI lib LAGS BE- ] • HIM). ' "A total of $1,000,000 is'needed at once. We must buy bonds to that amount and we must buy theni this , \ week. "If you have bought bonds buy ; again. Don't think that because tlic amount you buy is small that it docs 1 not count. Every $5O counts. 1 "If you lutvc not yet bought 1 Kinds I buy to-day. ? ■ "The Huns arc still on French ami - Belgian soil. > "Hun submarines are still itiurdcr- I ing women and children. "THE WAR IS NOT OVER. "Even if it were over every cent of the money would be needed to bring r the boys home. '"Uncle Sam Is not asking you to | f I GIVE him your money. He wants you to lend it to him. He pays you " better interest tliati the banks, i "Buy bonds if you have to stop ; buying everything else except food ( " and fuel." Announcement that the city banks ! * .will loan folks money with which to! f'bify bonds —and loan them this i money at 4 -12 per cent, interest, '■ •Which is the interest the bonds, i bring, has sent dozens of people to ; the institutions to-day. 1 Here is the idea: ■i ; Harrisburg men and women can ' I go to the banks, sign a note for 90 - days for the amount of money they (need for their bond purchase, anu [Continued on Page 1.1 | Berlin Proposes That Bombardment of Towns Be Stopped by Allies By Associated Press Amsterdam. Oct. 15.—The Ger jtnan government has proposed to (France that, in common with her iallies. France undertake to refrain from bombarding large towns of Northern France and enter into an aigreement with Germany to permit, at any rate, a portion of the popula- j (ition of Valenciennes to pass into the 'French lines, says an official state- i Iment from Berlin. * The Berlin government, in making !this proposal, represents itself as un ' able to prevent the eastward flight of the population of Valenciennes, j owing to their fears that the allies j would bombard the town. The pro- : posal was made through the Swiss ! j government. i' —— ; SMOKE OF WISCONSIN : FOREST FIRES MAY BE I CARRIED OVER THE CITY | ;;j • •Heavy Pall Hangs Over Entire State, but Wardens Are Ln- ' able to Detect Any Blaze of Considerable Extent e i * | A dispatch to-day from the district * warden of Cambria 'county to the b! s 'State Forest Department said: "Our * county is so smothered with smoke r blowing in from the conflagration in ■ Minnesota and Wisconsin that a s' t number of false alarms have been s sent out and we enclose bill for fl -] nances used In investigating the .'false alarms. There are no forest .flres in this county." r ; The Forestry Department is at , a complete loss to account for the 1 generai presence of huge volumes of woody smoke which camouflage . almost the entire state. Fire ward • ens always report instantly any sug. s gestlon of a blase, but not a report •has come in to show that any spot in Pennsylvania is burning. The only conclusion reached therefore is same one as proclaimed In the [.Cambria countj dispatch, namely that high and persistent winds are r ; \Ji Everybody His Own Quarantine Officer Says Dr. Raunick ! DR. RAUNICK. city health ! officer, said to-day: • "It has been suggested that j we quarantine all houses in which j influenza exists. We have con- t sidered this. It would be a good | measure if we could enforce the I quarantine, but there are more than sevenstliousand cases in the city and it would be impossible to enforce the regulations without quarantining the whole city. Bo sides. there are many houses in which the sick are being attended by neighbors, who. in the emer gency, aie the only nurses avail- j able. "But I strongly urge that every person suffering with a cold re- ! main within his home or on the premises. Every employer should send home every employe suffer- ', ing with a cold or symptoms of I, influenza. i "The department is overcrowd- ~ ed and greatly in need of help. Volunteer workers or those who 1 have automobiles to lend are p urged to report to the Red Cross. 1 which is looking after this part j of the work. "We can't enforce a quarantine ,1 at this time, but by the co-opera- !i tion of all people we can just as i effectively prevent a spread of the i disease. Everybody must be his < own quarantine officer." m V J HER MITE GOES TO HELP NATION IN TIME OF NEED I ! Saves Enough to Buy Bond i From Meager Govern ment Allowance Out of the allotment she received - from the United States Government j in the last eight months Mrs. .Charles J. Simpson, 1409 Liberty! street, wife of a Harrisburg soldier j in France, has bought a $5O Fourth issue Liberty Bond and paid cash 1 for it. Simpson, a member of Company M, One Hundred Ninth Infantry, „ [Continued on I'age 1.1 YANKEE7ANKS~ USED TO SMASH ! GERMAN LINES - 1 American Troops Push For- 1 ward Despite Desperate Resistance With tin* American Army North- j 'west of Verdun, Oct. 15. —Tanks) were brought into action by the Americans to-day to break a way j through the enemy wire entangle- , ments west of Roniagne. Despite German resistance the pro- j gress of the Americans, early re- , ports said, was satisfactory to-day. I The Germans apparently were ! ready to contest the ground as stub- i bornly as they did yesterday. The j enemy artillery was being used free- : ly to hold the Americans, but the! Yankee gunners were doing much to! break down the German resistance. | From east of the Meuse to the vi- | jcinity of Grand Pre. American forces] I chopped a series of fresh notches in | ]the German line yestqrday. They, kept up their swinging blows at the i enemy from early morning until late ; afternoon. j While the Germans resisted with [grim determination, their decision to | hold till the last the portion of the ! line before the Americans may open | the way to swifter disaster : carrying east the smoke from burn- i |ing forests ?f the West. 800 BODIES RECOVERED ! Duluth, Minn., Oct. 15.—More , than 800 bodies of persons burned ! to death in the forest flres which j , swept over Southeastern Minnesota I last Saturday, had been recovered' to-dav and it was expected this num ' ber would be increased by three i hundred and possibly by four hun dred. ! PROPERTY LOSS EXORMOI'S Chicago, Oct. 15.—Property dam age by the forest flres in Minnesota! • amounts to $75,000,000 and the In i surance will total $25,000,000, ac cording to computations made to day by Insurance men here. Their estimate does not Include the stand ing timber and the other property which was destroyed which was un insured and the consensus of opln • ion In Insurance circles is that the loss to insurance companies is the .heaviest since the San Francisco ; ■lire ln 1906. k 9 OXI.Y HVKMSI) ASStK IA I K.il I'ItKSS SINGLE COPIES imiTlfkfcl NE\VPAI>eil I* MAHItISKtUItG TWO CENTS Llil 1 lUll THIRTY MORE S NURSES NEEDED | FOREPIDEMIC | No Noticeable Decrease in the j 1 Number, of Victims or Death Rate DOCTORS ARE SENT HERE Physicians Overworked by Constant Demands For Their Services No noticeable decrease in the number of intluenza cases develop ing in the city is expected before next week City Health Officer J. M. J. Raunick said to-day. The situation has become decidedly worse in the last 24 hours, health officials an i nouncefl. Thirty more volunteer nurses' aids are need before the end of the ; week in order to give necessary med lical assistance to sufferers from the !disease. Additional Curses are need ed also and all who are willing to as sist should report at once to Red Cross headquarters. Dr. Raunick call ed attention again to the urgent need , for automobiles for transportation of I nurses. ' More than thitry patients are now j ' being treated at the Emergency ! Hospital. Fifth and Seneca streets, | and accommodations have been pro vided so that at least 100 more can | be treated. Two more wards were j ! opened there yesterday. Among the] physicians who have volunteered j Itheir services at the hospital during] j various hours of the day are the fol lowing: Drs. Charles S. Rebuck, I 'John F. Culp, Samuel Z. Shope and I •Ralph Moffatt. Dr. L. M. Shumaker and Dr. W. A. I 'Streeter two local physicians died 'last night from pneumonia. Dr. ! Streeter was a staff assistant at the j ' Keystone Hospital. Dr. Raunick has urged all resi- ] dents of the city in making calls for ; ■ physicians to do so early in the day. ; so that the dfctors will know how 'many calls they must make. Co- ■ 'operation in this way will be of j 'much help Dr. Raunick said, and will i 'give the physicians an opportunity ' to their, visits and save ! much time. EIGHT ARMY SIRttEOXS HERE Eight army surgeons have been j sent into Dauphin county to help ; [Continued on Page 12.] j WORK SLACKERS" I TO BE CAUGHT IN | NEW M NET ■Mayor to Introduce Drastic Ordnance at Request of State Bureau | An ordnance to define the exact ! meaning of "slaclcerism" and loafing, and to bring to justice, the men who i make it a practice of working a few j days a week at the present high ; wages and loaf the remaining time. I likely will be presented by Mayor ! Keister to City Council within the j near future, it was said by the Mayor l to-day. ! The ordnance would be the result j of correspondence with Jacob Light i ner, of the State Employment Bu i reau, of the Department of Labor and ' Industry, who suggested that the | city in common with every city and I borough of the state pass ordnances | to put a stop to the practice of loaf ing during times when the manpower ! of the nation is needed ot prosecute ! the war. I Mayor Keister suggested to Mr. Lightner the advisability of having a uniform law throughout the state, so that the city officials would not jbe hampered in their effort to en : force it. Accordingly, Mr. Lightner [ stated that through the Pennsylvania i Council of National Defense a law ] would be drafted to be submitted to 1 the executive heads of the cities and boroughs of the state. Mayor Keister said he would lay the ordnance be fore City Council as soon as he. re ceived it. ! Mayor Keister has been active in prosecuting cases which come under 1 the vagrancy act, but this does not include those men who are reported | to work a few days and remain idle i during the rest of tse week. Large i industrial establishments, especially (the railroads, appealed to Mr. Light-' , ner to. take the step. Judge Bonniwell to Meet Friends at Bolton House j Friends and well wishers of Judge ' Eugene C. Bonniwell, Democratic nominee for Governor of Pennsylva |nia. will have a chance, for a hand shake and brief chat w'ith their fa jvorite for gubernatorial honors this 'evening at a public reception to be 'accorded the Judge at the Bolton j House from 7 to 10 o'clock. | It will be an informal affair and there will be no speechmaklng. THREE FIXED Three men who were arrested by J. B. Lightner. state game warden on the charge of chasing rabbits with dogs in Wildwood Park Sunday after noon, were fined $25 each by Alder man Murray last evening. The men ! are William Washington. W. Stewart, .and U, Hawkins, colored. I I WHOLE ENEMY LINE CRUMBLING UNDER NEW ALLIED BLOWS ' 'Unconfirmed Rumor Says British Have Landed Big Force on Belgian Coast; American Armies Pushing Ahead By Associated Press In Flanders and from the Oise to the Meuse the Allied troops continue their vigorous blows for important gains. As the French press on in the Laon-Aisne region, the Allied offensive in Belgium and the American operations west of the Meuse are being renewed to-day with success. Smashing through the network of railways in Western Flan ders, the Belgian, French and British forces under King Albert now are within two miles of the important rail center of Courtrai. The Allies also dominate with their guns the railroad running from Lille to the Belgian coast byway of Courtai and thus hamper, if they have not cut off, all communication between Ostend and Lille. Germans Getting Out of Belgium < The German resistance in Flanders appears to be only for the purpose of delaying the Allies until the evacuation of Belgium can be completed. The enemy is reported to be evacuating Ostend and to be sending large boat loads of troops away from the coast .1 region. Between the Oise and the Argonne the French arc pressing the enemy hard. East of the Oise the French are within a half mile of the Serre along most of its length and have advanced j between five and six miles from Laon. Even the Aisne is fast ! being lost to the enemy as a means of defe|>se. The French now [Continued on Pae 4.1 I < ' - E iOING WELL i T l I !ii \\ k i I I I i ■* * i ■it* i i* / i it' ** I • 1 1 I •' - • V- -'<rr n< . II | American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, | I tl * W'- B Ifast Mdeejay—Five more American r.oMiet.s. T Q. n - cht •• 'r.c J. Cl:ft. r., V.- V H J. Marshall, al} artillerymen, have died from pneumonia contracted at'the time the transport Otranto was v J " MARRIAGt LICENSES l Harrlnburg. . %