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Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, October 07, 1918, DAILY EDITION, Image 1

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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
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
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.
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
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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
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
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
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.
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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
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
(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.
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.
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.
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
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. ,
!'!'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

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