FOR PEACE TERMS
(SMALLEST OF THE TEUTONIC
ALLIE8 SEEMS TO HAVE
CTRUCK HER COLORS.
Secession of the Balkan State From
the Thralldom of Germany Will
Provo 8evere Blow to Kalter and
Will Hatton End of War.
Amsterdam.—Bulgarin, smallest of
<the Teutonic allies, seems to have
struck her colors. Premier Mullnoff
lias asked for au armistice to consider
terms of peace. Whether he Is acting
upon his own responsibility as the rep
resentative of a revolutionary party or
with the approval of King Ferdinand
and the government, remains in doubt.
In either case, however, there Is little
doubt tliut Bulgaria lius ceased to be
a military factor In the war. Her
urtnies are In full retreat and her soil
1ms been Invaded. ,
According to reports received here
from Berlin, the parliament bus ap
proved the armistice offer and the Bul
garian commander-in-chief and the min
ister of finance have gone to the
frontier to meet the allied comman
Bulgar Peace Aid to Allies.
Secession of the Balkan state from
the thralldom of Germany will be al
most as severe a blow to the Teutonic
alliance ns was the collapse of Bus
ala to the utiles.
If Bulgaria luys down her arms,
Turkey, her umiles shattered by the
coup of General Allenby In Palestine,
will be cut off from her allies. Her
lines' of communication will be sev
ered, except ucross the Black sea,
through Rumuula, or over the moun
tain peaks of Trans-Cuucasla Into Bus
sin, where the grip of the German con
trolled Bolslievlkl Is becoming steadily
With her supplies of Germau made
muulttons and raw materials Imaging
by such u slender thread, military ob
aervers believe the Ottoman empire
will huve no course left but to follow
the example of her Balkan neigh
• Turkay No Longer Factor.
But It makes little difference to the
entente whether the Turk abandons
Germany and Austria. If Bulgaria
quits lye can no longer be u menace to
The back door of Austria will stand
ajar before the victorious British,
French, Herbluu, Greek und Italian
armies plunging ahead through the
mountains of liberated Serbia. Only
230 miles ahead of their advance
'guards Is Belgrade, ucross the Danube
from the plutns of Hungary. They al
ready have pressed forward a quarter
of this dlstuuce since the great Mace
donian offensive begun on September
14. Once over the river they would
he missing through territory occupied
by the oppressed nationalities of Aus
tria, who huve little love for the dual
empire, and there would be no great
natural obstacles between them and
Budapest. Early winter lu the Bal
kans with the limited means of cain
'munlcntlon available would present
the most serious difficulty and one
which could not be overcome before
With, the defection of Bulgaria. It
would be necessury for hard pressed
Austria to throw an nrmy across her
southern frontier, thus making an
other serious lurofod upon her waning
BULGARIA MUST QUIT. KAISER
Will Gst No Peace In the Making of
Which Germany Has a Finger.
Washington.—Bulgaria, suing for
peace, with her armies beaten and her
border strongholds In the bands of
the allies, will get no pence In the
making of which Germany even In
directly has a finger and no peace
leaving In her possession the slightest
portion of the spoils of her Inglor
ious |mrt In the war us Berlin's tool.
Nor will there be any Interruption
of the victorious march of the allied
forces Into Bulgnrlu until the Bulgurs
are ready to disarm, drive out their
Gerntun officers and advisers and sur
render us pledges of good faith such
strategic points as may be deslg
If the Bulgarians really are ready to
quit the war on the entente's terms,
there Is little doubt that her offers
will be entertained. There will be no
"round table," i>euee discussions, how
ever, with opportunities for secro
German machinations to confuse the
issue and bring about such a situation
ns It was hoped to create through the
recent proposal from Austria.
To Probe Brlabane Purchase.
Washington.—Plans for Investlgatln
the purchase of the Washington Times
h.v Arthur Brisbane with money fur
nished by brewers were made Friday
^y the senate Judiciary sub-committee,
Airplane Flight Across Alps.
Paris. — Gubrlelle d'Annunzio. the
Italian author-aviator, landed
France Friday from an airplane in
which he had flown from Italy across
tl.e Alps. His flight was over a dl
tance of 2(10 miles.
Three Blankets Issued.
Washington. — Three blankets
ntead of one hereafter will he Issued
to each American soldier going over
sees *ho war department has an
1 , > Members of the tank corps
v.lil ''.navy mackinaw*. 1
COMMITTEE OF FIVE FORMED AT
OUFA CONFERENCE WILL
Body Recognized by All Proviaional
Couneilo Oppoaing Bolthevikl and
Will Endeavor to Eatabliah Law
and Order in Ruatla.
Washington.—Out of the chaos
which has existed In Russia since the
overthrow of the Kerensky government
by the Bolslievlkl there Is emerging a
central authority which officials and
diplomats here hope will be able to re
establish order and renew the fight
against the common enemy.
Official Information reached the
Russian embassy Thursday that the
pan-Ilusslan conference at Oufa,
European Russia, which has been rec
ognized by all the provisional govern
ments opposing the Bolshevikl, In
cluding the Siberian government, has
constituted a committee of live as the
lawful authority for all Russia. This
committee will be responsible to the
constituent assembly of all Russia,
hlch will convene next January 1,
provided 230 members attend.
The committee of five set up as the
sovereign authority is composed of M.
Tschalcovsky, of the government of
the north at Archangel ; M. Vologod
sky, head of the western Siberian gov
ernment ; M. Astor, former mayor of
Moscow and member of the Constitu
tional Democratic party; Lieutenant
General Boldlreff, one of the foremost
experts of Russia, and M. Avksentleff.
Crowder Gives Draft Orders.
Washington.—Provost Marshal Gen
eral Crowder has Instructed local draft
boards throughout the country to call
draft registrants for physical examin
ation as soon as they have been placed
in class 1 by their boards, even though
they may have appealed for reclassi
fication to the district board. The
examination will be postponed only In
case there Is also pending a claim for
deferred classification- on Industrial
Ship Worker Jailed.
Seattle.—J. A. Carlson, pattern
maker at a shipyard here. Is under ar
rest on charges of "doctoring" steel
placed In government vessels, tamper
ing with rolling stock, in an effort to
cause wrecks, and participating In de
struction of Spaghnuui moss prepared
by Red Cross workers for use In ban
dages for overseus.
Free Trade Treaty Wanted.
Santiago. —Chilean newspnpers are
urging the preparation of a free
trade treaty with Argentina. The Ar
gentine government. It Is reported, for
several months 1ms been approaching
its neighbors and asking them to form
commercial union by means of free
To Conserve Wrapping Paper.
Washington. — Retail merchants
were directed Thursday by the war In
dustrles hoard to discontinue the un
necessary wrapping of merchandise
and to reduce to the point of absolute
necessity the use of wrapping pnper.
bags, pnper boxes and office station
GOV. JAMES P. GOODRICH
Gov. James P. Goodrich of Indiana,
Mio waa seriously injured when his
automobile collided with a street car
President Votes at Primaries.
Princeton. N. J. — President Wilson
arrived here Tuesday to cast his vote
In the New Jersey primaries. The pres
ident waa greeted at the station by a
large crowd of Princeton students and
cadets from the aviation school.
Parle.—The king of Montenegro has
decorated Marshal Fooh nnd General
I'ershlng with the grand cross of the!
Order of Pan'.'o. A gold meil.il has!
been awarded to General Fc.eh for |
In the fight'ng at Verdun. ;
A Letter From the President
COMPLAINS BECAU8E PRESIDENT
WIL80N HAS TURNED DOWN
German Imperial Chancellor Déclarée
Submarine Policy Is Winning by
Slowly but Surely Diminishing
London.—Count von Hertllng, the
German Imperial chancellor, in ad
dressing the main committee of the
relchstag on September 24, declared
that the submarine warfare Is slowly
but surely diminishing allied tonnage.
"Above all," he said, "It Is restrict
ing the transportation of reinforce
ments of men and mnterial from the
Count von Hertllng, the German
chancellor, in addressing the reichs
tug muin committee, eompallned of the
lack of attention his acquiescence in
the four points laid down by President
Wilson us peace essentials had met
from the American executive.
The chancellor asserted that on Feb
ruary 22 of this yeur he declared in the
relchstag his agreement In principle
with the possibility of discussing a
general peace on the basis of the four
points of President Wilson's message
of February 2, but that President Wil
son neither at that time nor since had
taken notice of the chancellor's dec
Count von Hertling continued by de
claring that be favored the formation
of a league of nations, the promotion
of universal, successive disarmament
In equal proportions, the establish
ment of obligatory courts or arbitra
tion, the freedom of the seas and the
protection of smull nations.
Chevrons Indorsed by Daniele.
Washington. — Wearing of war
service nnd wound chevrons by en
listed men and officers of the navy,
has been authorized by Secretary
Daniels. The chevrons authorized are
slmllur to those adopted by the army
and may by permission of command
ing officers be worn on the left sleeve
to denote service and on the right
sleeve for wounds.
Villa Loots Jimenez.
Junrez. — Doubling back on his
trail like an Indian, Francisco Villa
and 800 men entered and held Jim
enez. Chihuahua, Sunday, looting the
town and killing 60 soldiers and civil
ians. Among those reported killed
were all the members of the Gon
zales family, against whom Villa held
a grudge because he claimed they at
tempted to poison him two years ago.
Yankee Flyer Sinkt U-Boat.
I.ondon.—The first case in which it
Is known that a submarine fought back
wheu attacked by a seaplane resulted
in the probable destruction of the sub
mersible by un American aviator. Re
serve Ensign J. A. Carson, It was an
nounced Wednesday by the admir
For Deferred Draft.
Washington. — Secretary McAdoo
has Instructed heads of bureaus of
the treasury, both In Washington and
throughout the country, to nsk de
ferred draft classification for em
ployees "necessary to the adequate
and effective operation of the serv
Slovaks Buy Liberty Bends.
Pittsburg, Pa. — Two million dol
lars' worth of the fourth Liberty loan
bonds will be purchased by the Na
tional Slovak society. This decision
was reached by the supreme court as
sembly of the organization. In session
Acquitted of Murder Charge.
Santa Fe, N. M.—Mrs. Maud R.
Case, charged with murdering her
hushand, Ray H. Case, a prominent
business man. was found not guilty
In the district court. Mrs. Case
Peace On Their Own Term«.
Zurich. Switzerland.—An official
statement Issued at Berlin says Ger
the! many !s "ready at any time" to par
has! tlcijwte In a conference preliminary
for | to peace negotiations, as proposed by
FIGHTING IN RUSSIA BEGUN
WHEN YANKEE OUTPOSTS
Bolshevik Soldiers Unaware of Pres
ence of Men From America In
Russia, Being Kept in Ignor
ance by Officers.
Archnngel.—In an attack against the
American outposts south of Archangel
Tuesday the Bolshevik! sustained con
siderable losses. Eight dead were
found In one heap In front of an ad
vanced position and three other bodies
were found in a forest. Most of the
Bolshevik dead were I-etts.
A wounded Bolshevik soldier de
clared that a shell from a Russo-allied
armored train had killed twenty men
on a Bolshevik train.
The Bolshevik artillery bombarded
the American positions with shrapnel
for several minutes, but did no harm.
The fighting in this area Is a combi
nation of tvench and Indian warfare.
The trenches are along the railroad,
but In the forests hemming the tracks
trees are the only cover.
The Russian railway employees are
loyal to the allies. They are operat
ing trains under shrapnel fire and
even repair tracks In the open, un
perturbed by bursting shells.
The Bolshevik raid against the
American outpost cost the Americans
their first battle casualties on this sec
tor of the front. The Bolshevikl ap
parently attacked In the hope of sav
ing one of their airplanes, which de
scended the day before just beyond the
American lines. They displayed stub
bornness and the accuracy of their
artillery fire indicated that skilled of
ficers were manning the guns.
A Bolshevik officer, taken prisoner
Sunday, declared that his forces were
ignorant that Americans were on this
front. The Bolshevik leaders were us
ing every precaution to prevent this
from becoming known. The death pen
alty was Imposed on any one caught
reading allied proclamations.
Coat of Living Reports Differ.
Washington.—The increased cost of
living In the last 12 months is 3V4 per
cent, according to the United States
food administration, or 15 per cent,
according to the department of labor.
ADMIRAL VON BEHNKE
Admiral Vsn Sshnks has succeeded
Admiral Van Cap palls aa haad of tha
To Investigate Fire.
Newark. N. J.—Separate investiga
tions of the fire at the facb*ey of the
American Button company here Tues
day, In which 11 lives were lost, were
started Wednesday by state, county
and city officials.
Railway Income Shows Increase.
Washington.—Railroads in July for
the first time this year got more net
income than in the corresponding
j month of last year Operating income
j amounted to $135,699.000. or S-lo .»*»).
. 000 more than in July, JS17.
ADVANCE SEVEN MILES IN ONE
DAY AND TAKE OVER FIVE
Pennsylvania, Kansas and Missouri
Troops Break Through German Lines
Despite Desperate Resistance,
Making Great Gains.
Washington. - Attacking Thursday
morning on a front of twenty miles,
west of Verdun, in co-operation with
the French, the American first army
advanced to an average depth of seven
pilles and captured twelve towns aud
more than 5000 prisoners.
Four of the towns were enrried by
Storm by Pennsylvania, Kansas and
Missouri troops of Major General Lig
gett's corps, General Pershing said In
his official statement on the battle, re
ceived at the war department. The
enemy offered stubborn resistance.
Troops of other corps forced tlieir
way across the Forges brook, took the
Bois de Forges and wrested eight
towns from the enemy,
The Pennsylvania troops referred to
by General Pershing evidently are
those forming the Twenty-eighth (na
tional guard) division, while the Kan
sas and Missouri troops make up the
Twenty-fifth (national guard) divi
sion. At last accounts, the Twenty
eighth division was 'under Major Gen
eral C. H. Muir and the Twenty-fifth
under Major General W. R. Smith.
The Twenty-eighth, or "Iron" dlvi
sion, had been in hard fighting here
tofore, having held the center of the
Amerlcnn line In the advance across
the Ottrcq July 26 to 31 during the
beginning of the general allied of
fensive, when the Alsne-Marne salient
was wiped out. They remained In the
line until August 6. advancing
Fismes. where they were relieved by
the Thirty-second (national guurd)
The Thirty-fifth division landed in
France last June 9 and went on the
firing line eleven days later. They
were Inst reported on the Vosges front
JUNEAU FLOODS CAUSE HAVOC
Buildings Destroyed and Main Street
Menaced by Water.
Juneau. Alaska.— Homes in Jn
neau are being torn away, a big gov
ernment hospital has been temporarily
abandoned, power plants are Idle, and
all business Is suspended, us a result
of torrential rains of unusuul warmth
causing a water deluge along the main
shore of Gastlneau channel. The main
street of Juneau Is threatened by the
Volunteers from many mines In this
district nre working with federal offi
clals, clerks and business men In sue
coring many families in the Casey
Shattuek addition to Juneau, wher
Gold creek has torn through Its hanks
and bulkheads, washing out numerous
homes. Patients In the large gover
ment hospital in that district, which
has been abandoned, had nnrrow es
capes In the swirling waters.
EPIDEMIC HALTS PROGRESS.
General Crowder Cancels Call for En
trainment of 142,000 Drafted Men.
Washington.—Because of epidemic
of Spanish Influenza In army camps,
Provost Marshal General Crowder
Thursday cancelled calls for the en
trainment between October 7 and
of 142.000 draft registrants.
During the 24 hours endlug at noon
Thursday, 6139 new cases of influenza
In army camps had been reported
the office of the surgeon-general of the
army. One hundred and seventy
deaths, resulting chiefly from pneti
monin following influenza, ami 723 new
cases of pneumonia also were reported,
TWO AMERICAN SHIPS SUNK
Great Damage Done Off Western Coaat
Sun Diego.—In a terrific hurricane
thnt raged off the lower California and
northwest coast of Mexico Tuesday,
September 17, two United States ship
ping board vessels on their maiden
trips were sunk ; a fleet of other craft
was badly battered; the Lower Cull
forma town of La I'uz was partially
destroyed, and the, floating equipment
:>f the United States naval coni depot
at Pichllinque was damaged. News of
the havoc wrought by the storm was
brought here by a long overdue Ash
Prince Sticks to Plebian Bride.
Amsterdam.—In answer to pleas
that he desert his bride of humble
birth. Crown Prince Charles of Ru
mania has replied that thrones are so
unstable nowadays that he prefers the
uncertainty of having the wife he
wants to the chance of losing a throne.
Ban on Expensive Funerals.
San Francisco.—Bronze coffins, rich
shrouds and fancy trappings, including
broadcloth, must give way after Oc
tober 1 to simpler funeral settings, it
was announced at the California Fu
neral Directors' convention Thursday.
1. ttearth Bombs in Arizona.
Phoenix. Arlz.—A detachment of
troops was sent to Jerome. Arlz.. fol
lowing the discovery Thursday of a
■Inzen bombs secreted In a suitcase
Milden beneath « house occupied hy
Mexicans in Jerome.
STILL IN FLIT
STUBBORN RESISTANCE OF THE
HUNS UNAVAILING; ALLIES
Bulgarian and German Troops i
Macedonia Face Disaster, While
Residents of Metz Are Leaving
Under Shell Fire.
Washington. — The Teutonic allied
forces In Macedonia and Turkey still
re In flight before the armies of the
ntente, while on the highly impor
tnnt St. Quentin seetor in France, the
itish und French armies, after hard
fighting, huve drawn more closely
heir lines in the Investment of the
town on the northwest, west and
south. The stubborn resistance of
the Germans in defense and in coun
ter-attacks, has been unavailing ex
cept to Impede the progress of the
men of the armies of Field Marshal
Haig and General Deheney.
In Macedonia the Bulgarian and
German troops nre still fared with
disaster; in Palestine the rei.--lining
Turks seem to have scarcely a w,
to escape from the British for. , - and
friendly tribesmen who are clo- ng in
upon them east of the River .1 inlail.
More than 40,000 prisoners aid 21m
guns have been taken by the British,
and yet General Allenhy's appetite
for further emoluments from hi- hard
campaign has not been satisfied.
It is announced that, owing to the
long-range bombardment of Metz and
other places, preparations are mak
ing for the expeditious evacuation "f
civilians nnd movable property from
places within range of such guns
when the evacuation becomes neces
sary," says a dispatch received at
Amsterdam from Berlin.
On the French front the British
have taken the village of Selency. a
scant two miles from the western en
virons of St. Quentin, and both the
British and French troops north ami
south of this line have driven further
wedges into the German front.
Good weather has returned to the
Americau sector on the Lorraine
front, but nothing bus occurred there
except the usual reciprocal bombard
ments and a resumption of aerial ac
tivity on a great scale. Advices from
Berlin are to the effect that there is
much perturbation !n Germany over
the long-distance guns of the Ameri
cans which are shelling the area« tie
hind the German line.
TELLS OF HUN FAILURE.
General Writberg Says Disaster on
West Front Due to Surprise Attacks.
Amsterdam.—General von Wrisherg
addressed the main committee of the
reichstug on behalf of the minister of
war. He explained, according to u
telegram from Berlin, that the failure
of the German offensive on the west
ern front was due to the failure of the
German army to surprise the entente
allies and the necessity of assuming
the defensive on the arrival of the
English home army in the theater of
war ; to the employment of colored
troops and to the Intervention
Claims Official Accepted Bribe.
San Francisco. — While two con
cealed government operatives listened
and a telephonic device silently re
corded his words, James A. Wood,
former assistant federal food admin
istrator for Nevada, accepted a KIM*
bribe In marked hills and promised
discrimination In favor of an Elko.
Nev.. flour mill, of which W. W. Per
clvnl Is president, according to l'erci
vnl's testimony at the opening
Wood's trial Wednesday.
Curtails Output of Bicycles
Washington. — Curtailment "
manufacture of bicycles and acces
sories was announced Tuesday by the
war industries board. Men's hie- de<
are to he made hereafter only in
and 22-Inch frames, and women"' mod
els only in 29-Inch frames, and die
manufacture of racing and juvenile
models anil many accessories i
discoutluued enti rel v
W. Killed by Policeman.
Mont. — Gus Kang;!'.
by Police Officer James Larkin Wed
nesilay, after he had final at die
patrolman, has been identified a»
active leader In tins Industrial Work
ers of the World. He was one
two Finns who signed a telcgi'n*"
from Whitehall, last year, asking that
1. W. W. organizers he sent to
leney and Rolph Eliminated.
San Francisco.—A state supreme
court decision upholding the constitu
tionality of the state primary law elim
inated Francis J. lletiey and M '.
James Kotph of San Francisco front
the Democratic nomination for g°
Swedish Gunboat Sunk.
Copenhagen.—The Swedish gunbotd
Getnhlhl has been sunk by strii-dag
German mine in the Skaggerack. with
the loss of the chief officer and
.«'on. reports the correspondent < ,
Politiken at the Skew.
Increase in Shipping Lossrs.
London.—Although the Rriti<
ping losses were lower there was
slight Increase In the total allie I a"
neutral shipping losses due to meaty
action and marine
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