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OUT PENCE FEELER BEGINNING TO FEEL MIGHTY HAND OF ALLIE8 AND WANT TO QUIT. Ntw Chancellor, Prince Max of Baden, Wants Immediate Suspension of Hostilities and a Discussion of Peace Terms at Neutral Point Amsterdam. — Through lier new cliuucellor, Prince Max of Baden, Ger many offered an urmistice und pea to to allies on October 5. Tile proiHtsal was made by the prince ill his inaugural s|ieech before I he relchstag. News of It reached i here through a dispatch to the news paper Tyd from its Befliu correspon dent. The prince offered Immediate sus jiension of hostilities and suggested I hut all belligerents send envoys to a neutral place to discuss peace. He asked the allies to state their terms. Further, the. prince proposed that a league of nations, arbitration and dis armament he among the fundamental subjects of discussion at the peace conference. He offered restoration und Indemnification of Belgium—the first (lermaity has offered to indem nify the outraged little kingdom. Further principal précisais made by the prince In his peace offer were: 1. Autonomy for Alsace-Lorraine. 2. The peace envoys to lie empow ered to discuss the creation of a fed eral state of Austrtu. 3. Self-determination of the Bus alan frontier states. 4. Return to Germany of all her colonies. Throughout the day reports and ru mors of a Herman peace bid hnd been coming thick and fast. Berlin dis patches told of tbs assembling of the relchstag for a siieclal plenary session. ,The Baden prince wus to make Ills in augural speech and in it announce his policy. In his capacity as foreign min ister, which he couples with Ills duties as chancellor, he was to cover the in ternational field. The first definite hint thut a sensa tional announcement was expected came In a Berlin telegram to the ef fect that the entire press of tlermany and Austria regarded the day's event us the "turning point of the war." While the circumstances preceding nud surround.ng the pence bid ure as yet unréported ut the hour of cabling a strong Impression prevails thut the move was virtually forced by Austria Hungary. ' The dual monarchy In Vienna und Berlin, according to dispntches. was reported In the throes of excitement bordering on panic. Revolt was salt! to be threateidng. Baron von Hus sa rek had resigned as premier, and with hint his whole cabinet went out. Herr Hnniarsch, like the Baden prince, h reputed pacifist, was slated to take the premiership and his first step was said to be to send a message to President Wlson setting forth Aus tria-Hungary's conception of the American executive's fourteen pence principles. In short, everything Indicated that Austria would not budge nn Inch in her determination to "bring about" peace. German threats und promises had lieen unavailing. Afraid to repent her blunder in the case of ttulgnrlu, whose threats she hnd taken for a bluff, Germany, It Is believed, decided ui>oii the inevitable course hy taking the lend in offering l*eace before she would he entirely de serted by her allies and be Isolated, a Itesleged fortress, with inescapable disaster staring her In the face. Ona Class Partisans Scored. Billings, Mont.—America cannot af ford to accept the lead of any party, nor of any organization calling itself non-partisan, hut really acting ns a party, which is not first and foremost American, und nothing but American, declnred Col. Theodore Roosevelt her« Saturday. In an address in which ha outlined various phases of the war and Its many sidelights. Christmas Parcel* for Soldier*. Washington.—No ('hrlstmas parcel for tlie American overseas forces will be accepted after November 20. the war department announced Saturday. < Inly one parcel will be allowed for each soldier. Every soldier In the fighting zones will be provided with n Christmas label. Explosion'* Toll Is Ninety-five. Perth Amboy. N. J. — Ninety-five liersons missing and bel le veil to be dead was the estimate made Monday by army officers In tlieir report to the war department regarding the cas ualties resulting from the explosions at the T. A. Gillespie company shell loading plant at Morgan. Found Dead In Bathtub. New York.—Water streaming under the door of Ills room at a hotel hen* resulted In discovery of the body of Herbert H. Brace of San Francisco, lying death in his bathtub. Brace hud died of heart disease. British Admiralty Member Here. Washington.—Sir Er'c Geddes. first lord of ihe British admiralty, and the members of the admiralty board, has arrived at an Atlantic port and wll' come to Wash'ngton to confer witl government officials. AUSTRIA TO MAKE A BIO FOR PEACE WITH THE AID OF HOLLAND, WILL INVITE BELLIGERENTS TO PEACE CONFERENCE. Austrian Statesman Writing Memoran dum Setting Forth His Country's Conception of President Wil son's Peace Principles. London.—Austria-Hungary, with the aid of Holland, has taken steps to iu vite all belligerents to au Immédiate peace conference at The Hague, the Amsterdam correspondent of the Dally Express learns. Simultaneously, the Attstjro-Hungar lun government has opened a new peace offensive. Herr Hallimasch, who is said to lie slated to succeed Baron von Hussurek as Austrian pre mier. is writing u memorandum setting forth Austria-Hungary's conception of President Wilson's fourteen |*eare principles. The memorandum Is to lie sent to the American executive, the corres|siiident learns. In Germany, the Socialist pressure on the government to initiate a peace move at once continues. Vorwaerts. the official German Socialist organ, urges the party to enter the new cabi nejt headed by Prince Max of Baden, because, the paper says, the new chancellor "Intends to move for I. . mediate universal |>euce." Vorwaerts asserts that the peace sought by the prince Is to be based upon these four main principles : 1. A league of aatious. 2. Arbitration. 3. Disarmament. 4. No German annexations, not even In the east. MANY DIE IN FACTORY FIRE. Scores Killed and Injured by Explosion In 8hell-Loadlng Plant. Perth Amboy. N. J.—Many men were killet) and scores injured In n tremen dous explosion early Friday at the plant of the T. A. Gillespie Shell-Load ing Co. at Morgan, near here. The first explosion, which shook the coun tryside for miles and caused citizens of South Amboy to flee from their homes, was followed by a series of less severe explosions ami by a fire which for three hours defied the efforts of fire departments summoned from all near-by cities and towns. Turks Holding Out for Terms. Geneva. — Kssad Pashn, the pro visional president of Albania and for mer commander in chief of the Turkish forces ut Scutari, in an interview be fore his departure from Saloniki, de clared that Turkey would hold out to the last minute before capitulating. Jn the belief that hy so doing she would receive better terms from the entente. He expressed Ids pleasure at the fate of Bulgaria, which, lie said, had thrown In her lot with the Teutonic allies through covetous motives. Hunt Poison Fruit Metnclien N. J.—Second Lieutenant David M. Abt. at his home here, on leave from a base hospital in France, where he was wounded, August 7, said the Germans attached poisoned berries to clusters of growing fruit in the territory over which they retreated along tile Vesle river. The artifice was discovered, however. In time to warn the American soldiers. BRiG. GEN. F. D. WEBSTER C BAUPfS S, EW'KL Ono of our new brigadier generals hi Frank D. Webster, who graduatec from Weet Point In 1889 and ha* beer In th* infantry branch. H* also I* i graduât* from the Infantry and cav alry school and the army war college | General Webster Is from Missouri. Death Sentence Commuted. Washington. — Death sentence im posed by a military court martial u|>on Sander Makl. a recruit with the 163rd depot brigade, for refusal to wear a uniform, has been commuted to con finement at hard labor for 20 years. Fraud la Charged. Knoxville. Tenu. —W. J. Oliver and 10 other employees of the W. J. Oliver Manufacturing Co. were arrested on charges of conspiracy, fraud and sabo tage in the manufacture of defective shells for the United States army. The 18 to 45's r \ ia/amta Be W==ma)haT5 youi 1= f| WAHTA Be tTH 1h'FI* sr ßUtiC H fHAT 6tT ÏO PeRLlH |>| ÛOIN'TO K A FLYtR. WHAT5 yODR CHOIC6 O? StRViCt, BVD? ügä mm LENS EVACUATED ENEMY'8 FAMOUS DEFENSE IS FALLING BEFORE FURIOUS ATTACK OF ALLIES. Fortified Positions Between Cambrai and SL Quentin Definitely Smashed and Roulera Entered by Belgians in Drive to the Sea. Paris.—Lens, the heart of the great coal region in northern France, and Armentieres, almost equally Important ns a manufacturing center, have been evacuated by the Germans ; the Ger man fortified positions between Cam brai and St. Quentin have been defi nitely smashed, ami the Austro-Hun garians In Albania, forsakeu by the Bulgarians, their former allies, are In full retreat northward from the Adria tic sea to Lake Ochrida. Of there conquering of invaded Bel gium nud tile progress of the French and Franco-American forces, respec tively, north of Rheims ami eastward in Champagne to the vicinity of Ver dun, the tale remains the same—the Germans slowly but surely are being forced everywhere to give ground and their vital defenses dally continue to be euten into, notwithstanding the strong resistance against the efforts of the nllies to close in on all sides of the great battle arc from the North sea to tlie Swiss border and compel the German high command to recon struct its fighting line. Belgians Enter Roulere. In Belgian Flanders, the Belgian, French and British troops are keeping up their eastward progress in their en deavors to compel tlie Germans to give up Ostend and Zeebrugge, their naval bases on the North sea. Roulera, tlie important railway junc tion. with its lines of steel radiating to the Nortli sea and eastward to Ghent, has been entered by tlie Bel gians, and at Ilooglede, to tlie north. King Albert's i>ien are virtually upon tlie Roulers-Ostend-Bruges railway. To the south Menin and Courtrai are se riously menaced.' Across the border in France tlie cap ture of Armentieres brings Lille, capi tal of the department of tlie Nord, witliin striking distance, and tlie eva cuation of Lens places Douai, the fort ress northeast of Arras, and all the ter ritory between Arras and Menin vir tually in the hands of the British. U. S. SHIP SUNK BY U-BOAT. Patrol Boat Tampa Sent Down in Bristol Channel. Washington.—In the loss of the patrol boat Taiupa—sunk in tlie Bristol channel with all on board on the night of September 2ft—the navy suffered its greatest single blow of the war, navy department advices indicate. The Tampa, which was formerly the coast guard cutter Miami, carried a comple ment of ten officers and 102 men and In addition to these one British army officer and five civilian employes are listed among the missing. Tlie report of Vice Admiral Sims indicates that ; tlie Tampa was torpedoed while escort ing a convoy. It is believed all on board were lost. Nine Injured in Collision. Provo, Utah.—Nine persons were In- : .inn I Friday morning when tlie rear coach of an Orem electric train was ; struck and thrown from tlie track by j a triiin on the Heber branch of tin* \ Denver & Rio Grande. Adds to Forest Reserve. Washington.—Ten thousand acres of land, forming the Bull Run water shed, from which Portland. Ore., obtains 1rs water supply, are added to the Oregon national forest reserve, under a senate bill passed Friday. Defection of Austria Expected. Paris.—The German censor at Ber lin permits the German press to print articles dwelling on the probable sfitu atlon of Germany in the case that Aus tria should be forced to lay down her arms under pressure. For Dry Philippines. Manila.—The government's program of absolute prohibition during the period of the war Is to be presented to the Philippine legislature when it convenes this month, according to an announcement Thursday. DEMANDS OF ALLIES MET IN FULL AND HOSTILITIES SUSPENDED. Bulgarian Army to Be Immediately De mobolized and All Means of Trans port Inside the Kingdom to Be Turned Over to Allies. London.—Bulgaria is definitely out of the war und Turkey, virtually cut off from communication with her allies and lier armies in Palestine almost an nihilated, likely soon will he forced to sue for a cessation of hostilities against her. Seeing eventual defeat staring her in tlie face through the swift prog ress of the Serbian, Italian, British, Greek and French troops in the re claiming of Serbin and tlie Invasion of Bulgarian territory, the Bulgars begged for an armistice, reserving to themselves no conditions. All the ter ritory now held by King Ferdinand's men is to be evacuated : the Bulgarian army is to be immediately demobilized and all means of transport inside tlie kingdom, even along the Danube, is to be given over into allied hands. Thus, in addition to tlie isolation of Turkey, the back door to a direct in vasion of Austria-Hungary is flung wide open to the allies and doubtless the time is not far distant when ad vantage to the full will be taken to the new avenue through which the enemy can be readied. With the debacle in Serbia and Bulgaria complete, the Austro-Hungarians in Albania soon will be put to the test, and when their evacuation to tlieir own borders is ac complished the allies will have welded an iron semi-circle about the central powers from the Biuck »ea to the North sea. Want $2.50 for Wheat in 1919. Washington.—Senators and repre sentatives from wheat-growing states and officials of the National Wheat Growers' association in conference here decided to appoint a special com mittee to urge upon President Wilson immediate action fixing the price of wheat for 1919 at $2.50 a bushel. BRIG. GEN. A. HERO, JR. ; : j J ; j \ Andrew Hero, Jr., one of the recent ly appointed brigadier generale of the American army, waa born in Louisiana in 1868, graduated from the Military academy in 1891 and advanced through the intermediate grades In the artillery branch. He graduated from the artil lery school in 1896. Coal Production Drive. Washington. — To avert a coal famine this winter and also meet all the needs of the war program. Fuel Administrator Garfield has launched a drive for coal production, which Is to continue until April 1. Cobb Ordered to Report. Washington.—Tyrus Raymond Cobb, former star outfielder of the Detroit Americans, but now a cnptaln in the gas and flame service of the army, has been ordered to Camp Humphries! Va., for training. TO FIX CONFERENCE TEXT OF NOTE SENT BY PRINCE MAXIMILIAN TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE. Declares German Government Will Accept the Program Set Forth in President's Message to Congress as Basis for Negotiations. Amsterdam—The text of the note forwarded hy Imperial German Chan cellor Prince Maximilian to President Wilson through the Swiss government follows: ■•Tlie German government requests the president of tlie United States to take in hand tlie restoration of pence, acquaint all the belligerent states with this request and invite them to send plenipotentiaries for the purpose of. opening negotiations. • It accepts the program set fortli hy the president of tlie United States in his message to congress on January 8 and in his later pronouncements, es pecially his speeclt of September 27, as a basis for peace negotiations. "With a view to avoiding further bloodshed tlie German government re quests tlie immediate conclusion of an armistice on land und water and in the air." Wasmngton. — Germany's newest peace offer, proposing an armistice while President Wilson considers and conveys to tlie allies a proposal on the basis of terms laid down by tlie president himself, is recognized here us the next step in the continuing ef forts of the German statesmen to save something from the wreckage of their dream of world domination, tlie step which might be expected from a los ing trader who makes his proposition, lias it rejected, and offers his next best, each time coming nearer to the demands of his adversary, meanwhile endeavoring to hold out in the imites of getting the best terms lie can. It hardly is taking a position in ad vance of tlie American government to say thut if tlie present proposition signifies Germany's unqualified ac ceptance of the fourteen principles of peace laid down by President Wilson in his Fourtli of July speech at the tomb of Washington, it will be consid ered. If it doesn't ; if an acceptance "in principle" with saving diplomatic language paving tlie way for quibbling around a council table, it will not be considered. KAISER SAYS HE SEEKS TRUCE But It Must B« a Pact Made to Suit the Kaiser. Berlin.—Emperor William, on Oc tober 6. issued a proclamation to the German army and navy in which, after announcing that tlie Mace donian front had crumbled, lie de clared that lie lmd decided, in accord with his allies, to again offer peace to the enemy. The text of tlie emperor's procla mation reads : "For months pust the enemy, with enormous exertions and almost with out pause in the fighting, has stormed against your lines. In weeks of the struggle, often .without repose, you have lmd to persevere and resist a numerically far superior enemy. There in lies tlie greatness of tlie tiisk which has been set for you ami which you ure fulfilling. Troops of all the Ger man states are doing tlieir part and are heroically defending the father land on foreign soil. Hard is the task. "My navy is holding its own ngainst the united enemy naval forces and is unwaveringly supporting tlie army in its difficult struggle. "Tlie eyes of those ut home rest with pride and admiration on tlie deeds of the navy and army, and I express to you tlie thunks of myself and the fatherland. "The collapse of tlie Macedonian front has occurred in tlie midst of tlie hardest struggle. In accord with our allies, I have resolved once more to offer peace to the enemy, but I will only extend my hand for an honorable Peace. We owe that to the heroes who have laid down tlieir lives for tlie fatherland, and we make that our duty to our children. "Whether arms wjjl tie lowered is a question. Until then we must not slacken. We must, as hitherto, exert all our strength wearily to hold our ground against it.....islaught of our enemies. "The hour I e. but. trusting in your strength ui 'n God's graclout help, we feel on.,elves to he strong enough to defend our beloved father land." Dr. Soif Named Hun Secretary. Copenhagen.— Dr. W. S. Soif, Ger man colonial secretary, has been ap pointed to the German imperial for eign secretaryship, it was officially announced in Berlin Saturday. Hun Ace Slain. New York. — Lieutenant Loewen hunlt. foremost German aviator after the death of Baron Rlchhofen has been killed, after having scored 53 victories in tlie air. says a Bresln dispatch. Memorial for American Heroes. London.—A permanent memorial to the members of the American for. wh.» have given their I'.ves in the win wnl lie erected in tlie Winches:. cathedral, according to un tl iin., t ; ment made Saturday. GERMANS PRESSED 8ACK ON ALL SIDES ENTENTE FORCES HAMMERING HUNS FROM ARRAS TO THE VERDUN SECTOR. Kaiser's Forces, Badly Defeated Belgium, Removing Guns in Read iness for Retreat Back to German Soil. Paris.—While Germany ami Aus tria-Hungary are clamoring fin- j, the entente allied governments : ; liw fur are paying scant heed to tin* i,n ( posais, hut their armies are prcssiii» forward to further victories on nil fronts. Over a wide extent of territory. ,nn. lined hy burning villages, the Her mans are retreating rapidly before General Gouraud's troops. They me crowded by General Bertlielor's forces from the west and in danger of liehe cut off by tlie Franco-Atnerieans, who have crossed tlie Arnes river. On tlie hattlefront the Germans everywhere are being forced to give ground to tlie ullied troops, p, u H |. f riuni tlie enemy is gradually being nislied eastward, and in anticipation pf a forced final withdrawal is con tinuing to make ready for that even tuality hy removing his guns atnl otherwise lessening the value of ins defensive works in the territory upon and adjucent to the North sea coast. The past week has seen one victory after another by the allies. To the south from Arras to the Ver dun sector the Germans are being hard pressed by the British. Ameri can, Italian and French forces, and, ulthnugh on numerous sectors they nre still offering desperate resis tance, they seemingly are unable to do more than retard the advance of their foes. Douai, south of Lens, is almost en veloped, and Cambrai has been fur ther endangered through the capture i»f tlie village of Aubencheul-atix-Hois. five miles to the southeast, where piore than 1000 Germans were made prisoner. Hard fighting lias taken place around Montbrehaiu and Bean revofr, iu the immediate vicinity, where tlie Germans have brought up fresh reserves In an endeavor to keep Field Marshal Haig's men from cut ting the highly im|»ortnnt St. Quentin Le Catenu road, front which they now are hut a step. Botli Beimrevoir and Montbrehuiu are now in British hands. With the Germans being defeated over wide areas by the French and Americans, from Khelms to the Ar gonne forest, the Italians south of Laon have begun an offensive, which seemingly lias ns its objective tlie fin ishing of tlie work previously begun by. the French for tlie obliteration of La Fere and Lnon. In the Macedonian theater the al lied troops have compelled tlit* Aus trians to withdraw front the FI Rnsnn sector and other positions, while near Vranje, central Serbia, the I'rwieh and Serbian troops have ruptured Austro-Germaii held position*. In the latter region tlie enemy is retiring northward in disoRler. to TOO BUSY TO DISCUSS PEACE. Unconditional Surrender of Centr Powers Is Official Sentiment. Washington.—The outline of tern which Prince Muxiiniliian is said to I ready to discuss and the report tit he is ready to consider President son's fourteen points in no way f feets tlie situation. The United States government not going to enter into discussion terms with tlie German government t matter how ingeniously the Teiiti diplomats approach tlie subject peace. Persideut Wilson in liis hi speeclt made it very clear, it is |>«li ed out, that tills government was » interested in terms. Officials therefore do not cun 1 |tn ticularly what sort of terms Brin Muxiiniliian wants to discuss. Ti fact of tlie matter, according to A best available information here, is th the United States is in»"' too hit bringing real |teace nearer throw prosecution of tlie war to he sitl tracked into useless consideration "Made In Germany" term; of any sot Germany obviously is trying to hi ' 1 the peace talk going because it > s ! to iter advantage to do so. It is admitted here that the first these ingenious peace feelers i* hunt to attract considerable notice. in fi United States and in entente rnti tries, but it is believed tlrnt the I" 1 tie will soon become used to these f fusions. Russian Fleet Manned by Hut Amsterdam.—All the ships torn constituting Russia's Black sen are now manned l*y Germans, learned front Russian sources. Drink Cost Brings Boycott. Dublin.—All tlie trade tin on " r - izat'.ons at Waterford have org» 1 " 1 a boycott of tlie city public In a protest against the prie * elm for drink. Pickets are statloaeA side litany licensed premises. Will Import Porto Ricans. San Juan. Porto Rico.— Twelve 1 fired Porto Itican laborers are at Norfolk, Vn., according t" received hy F. <\ Robert* from l "' 1 ' Butler of tlie quartermaster eorp-' the army.