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DAILY EDITION VH IX.. No. 17. GRANT PAM, JOB1CPHUB 000 HTY. ORBQON, WHOLE XUMUER 2482. 4Z . . . Mivniv rirrivtitt-ii mm MM is wm 1 1 IB i i HEAVY LOSSES ELLSWORTH KELLY mum nrim wm'pHWW ENEMYUNABLE f INFUCTED, BY IMW INCH mSZS-' BlrMTolHal'&tKy gge? am ericans JK1LMANH ItETItKAT IN ItAI'H) OKI IK It ANI ItKIJVKHKXCK OK IUIKIMH IH (X.MPLETKI SERBS STILL PURSUE ENEMY Take l.!W) I'rlxMiiv iid 12 (iunn (Wit ml IWrra MuM Iflva Hul ItwU In no Itays Paris, Oft. 7. The French have crossed tho 8ul)pe river to tne east ward or Oralnville and reached the outskirts of llasancourt and lloul-8ur-Sulppe after aivre fighting. Heavy losawi wore Inflicted upon the German who retreated In disorder at Clnment-a-Arnvs. Sunday's fighting completed the dellvcrence of Rhetms. The battle north of St. Quint(n continued, the French taklnK Remaucourt and sev eral hundred prisoners. . ( Paris, Oct. 7. Tht French look St. 'Masme, northcant of Rhulma, and penetrated the town of Havllle. Aniiterdutu, Ort. 7. Bulgaria haa notified the central powers that they inuit quit Utilitarian territory with in lf days. I'arla. Oct. 7. The Serbians have occuplod Dt'bra. 40 miles northeast of Klnaaan.' Alhunlu. loiiilon, Oct. 7. The Serbians are pursuing tho Aiintro-Germans north of Vranje, In the direction of Msh, und have taken 1 ,r00 prisoners and 1 'i gllllH. Ijoudon. Oct. 7. The Urltlsh pro cessed between lns and Cambral. Posts were established on crossings of Chnldt ranal north of Auhenchcul-Au-nac and east of Oppy. The Brit ish also progressed slightly toward Lille. A I'arla, Oct. 7. -Food prices In Pet rograd and Moscow are the highest ever recorded there according to let ters received here by the father of two French women now In Russia. llootH cost $100 a pair and a man's milt $240. The clothing and shoe crisis wns said to bo "terrible." Those French women said they were paying 50 cents for one egg, 11.70 for a pint ot milk: $4 for a pound of meat; $10 a pound for but ter; $150 a pound for potatoes and $2 a pound for flnli. The Russian pound, It must be roniembered, la about one-fifth loss than the Ameri can pound avoirdupois. Soattle, Oct. 7. Seven deaths from Influenza have occurred In this city within tho hmi 48 hours, Abordoun, Oct. 7. Schools, churches, thoatres and all public places have been closed on account of Influenza. Ono denth has ocfur red from the disease and there are hundreds ot cases. After wandering about the country line July 18, Kilaworth Kelly, for merly of thla city, la In the county Jay facing a second desertion charge. Kelly waa taken to Vancouver about three and a half monthi ago by Sheriff Lewis, having prevloualy deserted. From Vancouver he was taken to Camp Iewls, given a trial and aentenced to 16 daya In the guard house. After serving five or six daya of the acntence, Kelly waa released and after banging about the camp a ahort time deserted the aec ond time, A few daya ago he ar rived at the borne of hla ilater, who Uvea on a ranch with her husband, near Selfa. After talking the mat ter over with them, Kelly'a brother-in-law brought him to Grants Paaa Saturday and Kelly walked Into the Sheriff's office and gave hlmanlf up. Kelly waa to have Wen tried In New York, ' also, so be states; but saya he did not know about It until after desertlngi He saya he (a not afraid to facq the cbargea, but ob jncta, to .going- to the front for the purpose "ot Vllllng men. "I an, will ing to go Into any other branch of the afrvlce.L'. he,,.. tolda Curler re porter thla morning, "but have al ways bad scruples aralnst killing men. I did not change my mind at- jter going to Camp Iewls, but have always held such views." The penalty for deserting the sec ond time la said to be rather stiff poaslbly 20 years at McNeil's Island but Kelly doesn't seem to be wor rying about It to any great extent. He la a man 23 years of age, Is of Scotch. Irish and Kngllsh blood, ao he states, and formerly lived In thla county. Sheriff Lewis today telegraphed to Camp iLewls aaklng what course to pursue In regard to Kelly. Responsibility for the final set tlement of the 6 o'clock and Sunday closing problem brought up by the state council of defense Is now left with the state Industrial welfare commission, saya the Portland Tele gram. After a session of the state council with representatives from cigar, candy and Ice cream dealers It waa decided that a lotter would be written to the atate 'welfare com mission requesting a conference for the consideration of a change or re- neallnr. of the eight-hour law for women tor the duration of the war, Just how this request would be met could not be outlined according to E. n. MncNaughton, chairman, who was present at the moetlng. The commission now has the right to grunt emergency permits for the working ot women up to' 10 hours a day, which covers a porlod ot 30 daya. Whether thla permit might be renewed from month to month until the war la over or whether the law be changed, Is the question. VOV It LIHKKTY ItOXUS Many people apparently think they will be able to convert their earlier Issue Liberty bonds Into higher In terest bearing bonds at any tlnvt, and so nre not worrying, but nil those who procrastinate nre due for disappointment. November 9 Is the last date on which conversion will be possible, and that Is only a little more than a month away. Eugene Register. 'r f , , 7 t tl fr . : , (.' .! ' I . .. . Hindecburg Reported to Have , Resigned After Stormy Words With fmperorAmerican Senators and Press Hold For Unconditional Surrender-No AnswerYet Berlin, Oct. (Sunday) via Basle Switzerland Emperor William. In a proclamation to the German army dated October 6, saya: "in the midst of thla severe struggle the Macedon ian front baa crumbled. Our front haa not been broken and It will not be. I have decided, in accord with my allies, once again to offer peace to the enemy, but It will be only an honorable peace for which we extend our band." Stockholm, Oct. G, Saturday. Prince Maxlmlllian of Baden, the new Imperial German chancellor, is willing to accept president Wilson's 14 peace conditions according to re ports received from Ilerlln by circles close connected with the foreign of fice here even though thla for many reaaona may not be thoroughly dem onstrated In hla statement before the reichstag. London, Oct. 7. Field Marshal General illndenburg haa resigned aa chief of the German general staff, after a heated Interview with the emperor, in which General Illnden- burg declared that a retreat on a large scale waa impossible to avoid, i exacted from France In 1870," be accordlng to a Central News dls- fore the United States will agree to patch. . Washington, Oct. 7. A prompt and decisive reply to Germany's lat est peace proposal Is Indicated. The president cancelled hla recreation hour. Germany's note waa delivered to the president personally by an at tache of the Swiss legation, giving rise to the suggestion that It came from Emperor iWilhelm himself. The reply will be prompt, so the Ameri can people will not be mislead into relaxing their efforts In raising the Fourth Liberty loan. The Auatrlan note waa also re ceived by Secretary Lansing, both Berlin, Oct. 7. (Vial Basel, Switzerland) Emperor Wllhelm to day Issued a proclamation to the German army and navy In which, after announcing that the Macedon ian front had crumbled, he declared that he had decided, in accord with Ills allies, again to offer peace to the enemy. The text of the emperor's procla mation reads: "For months past the enemy, with enormous exertions and almost with out pause In the fighting, has storm ed, against your lines. In weeks. ot the struggle, often without repose, you have had to persevere ana resist a numerically far superior enemy. Therein lies the greatness ot the task which has been set' tor you and which' you are fulfilling. Troops' of all the German states are doing their part and are heroically defending the Fatherland on foreign soil. Hard la the task. "My navy Is holding its own I It .1.1 i H, ssklng the president to arrange an armistice. . -, It Is Indicated here that If Ger many seeks a "negotiation" the offer will fall Hat. ir Germany accepts the president's principals without reservation and withdraws from the Invaded territory, the way may be open for peace. ' i Washington, Oct. 7. Discussing Germany's peace offer in the senate, Hitchcock ot Nebraska declared "absolutely abhorrent" even the thought of suspension of hostilities now, and recommended adding to the president's 14 principles one that the allied would deal only with the real representatives of the German people. Senator Lodge aald an armistice would mean "loss ,of the war and all we have fought for. A complete military victory is the only course." Senator 'MoCumber Introduced resolution providing that "Germany must disband her army, surrender her navy, agree to pay for damage to citlea and the country devastated and restore Alsace-Lorraine to France, together with the penalty any armistice. Washington, Oct. 7. The Amerl- can press Ig answering "uncondltion- al surrender" to the peace proposal. London, Oct. 7 No armistice will be granted before the complete evac uation of allied territory, with a ces sation of the destruction and burn ing ot allied cities, according to the personal opinions of foreign diplo mats. Washington, Oct. 7. There will be no answer tonight to the kaiser's peace proposal. against the united enemy naval forces and Is unwaveringly support ing the army in its difficult struggle. "The eyes, ot those at home rest with pride and admiration on the deeds of the army and navy, I ex press to you the thanks of myself and the Fatherland. "The collapse of the Macedonian front has occurred in the midst -of the 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 their lives for . the Fatherland, and : we make that our duty to pur children. "Whether arma will be lowered la a question. Until then we must not slacken. We rauBt, as hitherto, exert all our strength and In God's grac ious help, we 'feel ourselves to -.be strong enough to defend our beloved Fatherland. (Signed) "WILHELM." George E. Lund burg, of the First National bank of this city, haa re ceived notice, from.. Orlando David son, state director of the united, war work, campaign, that be haa been appointed general chairman for thla district. , alius. Maude Barnes, repre senting the, libraries,, and C. L. Ho- bart, representing the Knights of Columbus, have been appointed to assist Mr.' Lundburg. The united war work campaign was Instigated last ' month at the request ot the administration and in volves a consolidation of drives tor the T. M. C. A.. T. W. C. A., Salva tion Army, Knights of Columbus, War Community Service, Jewish Re lief Association. The sum to' 'be raised by this "merger" fund for next, year is $170,500,000. Josephine county's quota has not yet been set. This money is to be distributed in proportion to the .amount of workers in the field and it is arranged that the work of none of the ' organiza tions be duplicated. The purpose ot the administration In issuing the re quest that Individual drives for these various causes should be forged Into no mammoth drive, -may toe seen at a glance. The public Would generally rather give all at one time and have the matter over with than to be con stantly harrassed by a succession of calls. Red Cross and liberty loan drives will not be a part of the merger drive." The following la a copy ot the mes sage received by Mr.' Lundburg yes- terdayi , E. Lundburg, General Chalr- man Lnitea ar vorK. I want you 'to attend the confer- ence of the county chairmen at the Multnomah hotel, Portland, Ore., Oc tober 10. I am asking that all chair men in the state attend in order that we may get together and. discuss problems common to all counties. This is the largest fund the public has ever been asked to raise in the history ot the world. All of our beet organizers feel that we must take advantage of tho combined exper ience, ot all our best . organizers and leave no atone unturned to make the campaign successful. ORLANDO DAVIDSON, State Director United War Work, .Portland, Ore. Mr. Lundburg has appointed two speakers to accompany him to Port land next Wednesday, to attend the meeting. They are. Dr. Geo. G. 'Ban croft and Rev. Melville T. Wire. T TO BURN TIT. PLANT Rock Island, 111., Oct. 7.Flre of unknown origin broke out at the Walsh construction camp at the Rock Island arsenal near a big T. X. T. plant. The flames are report ed to be under control. OF Washington, Oct. 7. Members ot the woman's party today attempted a demonstration at the capltol, pro testing against the senate's failure to approve suffrage. Four of the women were arrested and deprived ot their banners and were then re leased. . REINFORCED tSITS - WEST OF THE MEWE'rAtb TO- JJREAK ATTACKS OF TANKS ARTILLERY EIRE IH CREASES Machine Gnus Rattle Without Inter mission While Many Aerial Com bats Have Been Staged With. the American Army North west of Verdun, Oct 7. The Ameri can troops on the line stretching; westward from the Ueuse, who are opposed by., reinforced units ot the German army, straightened out the kinks left In their long front. Like mammoth football teams, the var ious sections of the American forces 'backed the line steadily. : ... x . Reports sent, to the rear by the commanding officer accounted for ao many yards gained by. smashing Jolts delivered. ' 'The Americans advanced slightly at some points today. There : has been stubborn Infantry fighting be tween the Meuse and Ogona wood, and further west the machine gun and artillery combats have, -been constant and heavy: There was increased artillery fire by both sides everywhere along the line. ... a.. .... ..... It was a day lacking spectacular operations, but a summary of the report reaching headquarters indi cates the desperate character of the fighting. The general line was not materially altered, but such changes as. were made were to the advantage of the Americans. There was no at tempt to make a general advance, 'but rather to consolidate the posi tions already acquired. , E il !'!'f '.in t') .'.'Si' The Chamber' of Commerce has again resumed the Monday ' lunch eons, the first of the fall season hav ing been held this noon, when nearly - the usual number assembled at . the club rooms.' Rev. Melville T. Wire had charge of. the program and at the close ot the substantial meal which was served by the Red Cross, he introduced Superintendent Geo. A. Briscoe, of the Ashland 'schools. Mr. Briscoe told ot the great need for normal schools which is now be ing felt all over the country, the de mand for trained teachers being tar beyond the supply. He cited the fact that 17 young women of Ashland are now attending the San Jose normal. Others from Medford and still others from Grants Pass are at the same in stitution. He says there Is a real need tor a normal school In south ern Oregon, and a like need for a normal school In eastern Oregon and urged the support ot the normal proposition at the coming election. Mr. Wire then Introduced Rev. Charles Drake, who gave an Inter esting address on "Patriotism ' and Christianity," pointing out that the foundation of real patriotism Is bas ed on the principles of Christianity and that patriotism and Christianity go hand In hand. The Chamber of Commerce lunch eons are to "be continued and signers were secured for the series of eight luncheons, the price being 13.20, a slight Increase over the former price. The price for single luncheons is 50 cents.