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AMERICANS AND FRENCH SHAKE GERMAN PIVOT Operations West of Meuse strike at the Vitals of the Enemy— American Advance Menaces German Communications. i Willi the French Army in France, 2:30 p. m-, Nov. 5.—The Franco American operations west of the Mouse since November 1 have shaken the pivot upon which the entire Ger man retreat turns. The Germans are still making a stout resistance with out modifying the salient feature of the situation, which is that their ar mies west of the Meuse are practi cally cut oil' from direct communica tion with Metz. The main reliance of the Germans now is on the line of the Meuse, which the) appear determined to defend, while west of the river the principal resistance is along the Ardennes canal. French troops have reached this obstacle from Rilly-atix-Oise, at the bend of the Aisne. to the river bar. Here they have encountered sustained artillery, machine gun and musketry tire. The Germans are still holding along the Aisne between Rethel ami Cha teau Porcien. while further west in dications of a retreat were noticed lust evenin': The French in pursuit, maintained contact with the enemy’s rear guards and this morning reached Herpy and the region east of Recouv vanct and Hannagne, as well as Height 9k southwest of Montign.v le Court. East of the Oise river French troop on the heels of the retreating army have leached Audigny and La Herie la Vieville. With, tin American Army in the Meuse Sector, 11 p. m., Nov. 5.—The American forces have captured Liny Idvant-lHm and Milly-Devant-Dun. east of the Meuse river. They are also occupying the hills on the east bank of the river, despite a stitf ma chine gun resistance by the der ma ns. West t the Meuse the Americans avc ot upied l.ctanne. Stonne, La Bes; i c aii'l Yoncti and are pushing their line well beyond Raucourt for < ;t north of Stonne. In P» innont f.00 French civilians were fir. after four years German occupation of their town. *'* O" advance today the Ameri (’,;ns ''va. .1 points within live miles on,‘ Germany’s main lines of onimunit ati< :i between Metz, Mez iti'es, II.is. i and the north. AMERICA PLANS TO FEED FORMER ENEMY PEOPLES War Council at Versailles An nounces Wish to .loin in Relief Work—Is a Serious Food Shortage. Washington, N’ov. 5.—America and the allies are planning to cooperate in making available as far as possible food and other supplies necessary for the lives of the demoralized civilian populations in once-enemy countries. This became known tonight through the publication of a message from Colonel E. M. House at Paris to President Wilson saying the supreme war council at Versailles had adopted a resolution announcing its desire to cooperate with Austria, Bulgaria and rurkey in furnishing the necessities of life for the suffering people of these nations. This announcement is expected to have far-reaching effect in Germany, where, from all accounts, the food situation is only a little less serious than it is in the countries until re cently allied with Germany in the war. Conditions are represented as particularly serious in Austria-Hun gary, where food riots have been fre quent and where there had been in tense suffering, not alone in the want of food, but clothing and other ne cessities. 1 I’KIt CKNT l.lHEKn LOAN CONVERSION Secretary McAdoo Calls Attention to l ad That Valuable Privilege Expires on November 9. Secretary McAdoo has issued the following announcement: “The privi lege of converting 1 per cent bonds of the First Liberty Loan converted and t per cent bonds of the Second Lib erty Loan into 4 1-4 per cent bonds expires on November !*, 10IS, and cannot under existing law be extend ed. The Treasury has done all in its power to call the attention of the bond holders to the existence of this valu able privilege and the date of its ex piration. It is safe to assume that upon the expiration of the conversion privilege that fact will reflect itself unfavorably in the market price of unconverted 4 per cent bonds which have heretofore been maintained sub stantially on a parity with the con verted 4 1-4 bonds by the existence of the privilege of conversion. The Treasury now asks the newspapers of the United States, bankers, brokers and others to do what they can to bring these facts before the attention of the bondholders.” Hanking I)epartment IK modern bank is planned to give different kinds of financial ser \ ice to its patrons. You should get acquainted with the different depart ments. To give you a full all around banking service is our aim. When you get acquainted with our banking facilities maybe you'll decide on opening both a checking and a sav ings account. Perhaps you have some die money. Why not get a Certifi cate of Deposit and let it earn inter est for you. Bring your financial problems to us Advice on your business affairs cheer fully given. Bank of Prescott Capital Surplus $75.000 00 $75,000 00 PRK8COTT. ARKANSAS O. R. HAYME WRITES FROM SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE A. E. F., October 14, 1918. Mother, dear: We have just received fresh in- I structions in letter censoring which forbid us telling where we are, or | what activities are going on around us, so I suppose I’ll have to keep “mum" along those lines’. I don’t think, however, there is any objection to telling you that we are in trenches and my present home is in a very small dark dugout with my captain and another lieutenant as my room-mates. Little did we ever real ize before, the comforts of home life j back in tiie states. We have known i nothing but mud and slush since we ! came forward, and we have seen ! very, very little of the Sunny France j vou have heard spoken of so much. The life here is highly exciting and very little dangerous. The weather hasn’t turned so very cold yet but we are looking: for it soon. I sure dread its beginning:. We can get along fairly well though, as long as we can have something to eat ami smoke. Mother you can't imag ine the comfort and consolation a sol dier gets out of smoking. You may criticise me for smoking if you want to, but when one is wet and cold, drenched to the skin and no fire, a good smoke is a great helper, and cheers one up wonderfully. I'm hav ing and have already had some won derful experiences, to say nothing of the hardships that we have gone through, but 1 suppose I must wait until 1 get back home before you can hear them. I can at least tell you this much and that is, every soldier in France knows just what war means They all know just what it is to suf fer hardships and privations for a cause they know is worthy of their efforts. Many a night I've walked beside the column of men on the long night marches we have made, and | tried to cheer them and raise their i spirits, when 1 knew that they were I so tired and weary they could hardly move one foot in front of the other, i They are all brave loyal men, but of i course there are a few men who are naturally weak and they would have to fall out beside the road, but it was | not until they iiad used their utmost I efforts to keep up did they fall ex hausted by the way. Mother, it is pitiful at times but the good part j about it is that after all, it is only i making real men out of them and they will be grateful for it later on. No one but a real man can stand up under what we arc going through. As a rule the company is always i happy and jolly. It only takes a few I hours rest after a long hike for the I men to be ready and willing to hit the trail again. We have a man in our company who was formerly a cartoonist, and he has offered to draw me a few. Will send them to you. Perhaps they would be all right to put in the daily paper. Will close for this time. Love to the family, from OTTIS. P. S.—Am enjoying the best of health and am happy. Give my best regards to all. Hope every one of you are O. K. Support the United War Work Campaign for our boys “over there." I N( UK \SKI) AI.I.OW ANCtf ok si g \u I Merchants may now sell sugar at rates of three pounds per person per month, and the thirty days supply ; may be sold at one time. Sugar must j tie signed for as usual, and purchaser must retain copy of pledge in order j that they may mak .1 further pur- j chases. S. R. Young County hood Administrator. Guthrie’s, a drug store with a con- j science. _ I rn'I.K ROCK RESUMING NORMAL CONDITIONS _ Little Rock, Nov. 4.—The city is j resuming its normal conditions after the epidemic which had stagnated business for three weeks. Schools, churches and places of amusement ' have reopened, and the disease, which [ tor a time swept the city like a scourge, is abating and has almost disappeared. ISSUE OF PEACE i OR WAR IS PUT ! UP TO GERMANY! If She is Disposed to Make Peace She Can Talk to Gen eral Foch—Must Pay For All Damages. Washington, Nov. .">—Marshal Foch has the terms of armistice for Ger- ; many and awaits application for them ! by the German military command in , the field. The government at Berlin is so in formed in a note which Secretary Fan sing handed to Minister Sulzer of j Switzerland, tonight, announcing that the allies have declared their willing ness to make peace on the principles enunciated by President Wilson. The | note now is oti the cables. In 24 , hours it should be in the hands of the Germans; in 48 hours the world may ! know whether an immediate end of the war is at hand. Publication of details of the armis tice terms still is withheld. They may i not be made known until the Ger mans have accepted or rejected them, as the course followed by the allies in dealing with Bulgaria, Turkey and Austria. Only the details are in doubt, however, and no one questions that acceptance means abject sur render. The statement has been authorized that the drastic conditions under which Austria passed out of the war have been followed closely and in answer to queries for further infor mation officials said tonight the statement of Premier Clemeneeau, cabled from Paris, by the Associated Press, told the story: “The terms," said M. Clemeneeau, “are what President Wilson himself recommended to us for the security of our troops, the maintenance of our superiority anil the disarmament of the enemy insofar as that is necessary to prevent a resumption of hostili ties." Secretary Lansing’s note gives the first hint of what has been go;ng on in the momentous conferences at Paris between Colonel House and the allied premiers, tl quotes a “mem orandum of observations” ly flu al lied governments on the president’s correspondence with the German au thorities disclosing the aporoval of the president's peace program with reservation of freedom of action in | the peace conference on t'.,r> mooted question of freedom of the seas and a specific statement that by restora tion is meant that Germary must make compensation for nil damage done by civilian populations and their property “by land, by sea. and from the air." We carry a full stock of Butterick Patterns—the pattern you have been looking for. Fashion book free at our store. Gentry Buchanan & Co. Id2wl CONFIDENCE IN WILSON SHOWN IN EARLY RETURNS House Control is Not Ceded By Hither Side—The Election of Smith to Governorship of New York Seems Sure. - sJH Washington, Nov. 5.—“Early re* turns indicate a sweeping vote of con fidence in the president,” said Acting Chairman Homer S. Cummings of the Democratic National committee, upon his return to Washington tonight from Connecticut, where he went to day to vote. This statement was issued after an examination of the mass of telegrams which had accumulated during the af ternoon, and is based upon the first official returns received here. A bulletin received at Democratic national headquarters here claiming that Senator Lewis had carried Chi cago by 80,000, was regarded by the Democratic leaders as indicating that he would carry the state if the Chi cago figures are correct. A telegram lias been received at the White House stating that early indi cations are that the Democrats have elected four of the five congressmen in Connecticut, as well as Thomas J. Spellacy. governor. This information was relayed to Democratic headquar ters and announced there. Chicago, Nov. 5.—Senator James Hamilton Lewis has carried Chicago and Cook county in what is regarded the greatest local victory in the his tory of the Democratic party. Ilis estimated majority in Chicago is (58,000, and it is believed he has car ried Cook county by a majority of (50,000. Down state returns favor Medill McCormick. Republican nominee, but early indications are that he will be •unable to overcome Lewis’ heavy lead. Detroit, Mich., Nov. 5.—-Returns from 58 precincts scattered through out the state gave: for United States senator. Newberry. Republican, 5,719; Ford, Democrat. 3.737. New York, Nov. 5.— Klfred K. 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