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WOULD STRENGTHEN UP
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Wltb the .British Army In Francs,
Oct. 8. Tba aoldlera of the tilled
armies want peace, but no peare ex-
cunt a comnlntelv victorious one
Thtawaa the opinion expressed by
officer and men alike to tha Asso
ciated oreaa correspondent today
Germany la now willing to admit her
utter defeat, then, aay these men
who have been fUhtlnK the good
flcht for th llhertir of the world
o much the better, but they declare
the granting of an armlatii-e at this
time, unle the enemy la absolutely
sincere, might prove extremely aan
gnroua. The auinieniilon or hostilities even
for a few dayi would enable- the
Gorman to continue their prepara
tion of llns to which they might re
tire for the winter. At the moment
the lllndonlmrg ayitom ha been
m ilied and the German military
loader have every reason to believe
that they may aoon e fighting back
over country In which at present
they have no lines, no dugout, no
protection from the advancing allied
troopa, a cessation of operations
might later endanger the surcess of
the allies.
The alllivd armies are In a atrong
position and the general feeling Is
that the defeat of Germany
enma sooner than expected
may
else
where than at the front.
Uw ratlrlnir nnhlndured. the Ger
mans could materially shorten llielr
lino, .nil mv men thereby. Thus
they could thicken their rank and
nnh.iiiv lie utile to hold out until
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all the new 1920 class of about GOO,
000 young men could be Incorporat
ed In the unite In the battle aone.
In addition'.' a ; vigorous " "combing-
mil" Is In troares In 1
which will undoubtedly yield rein-
IrtPHAfflAnlfl.
Also machine guna could be shlp-
riod Into the field to replace aome oi
the Immense number the alllea have
captured.
A A few days' suspension of hostili
ties would permit munitions of all
nrta. Including ahella, of which
there la now a great acarclty behind
the German line to reach the front.
Right now, army officer declare,
the allies are In a position to con
tinue smashing the enemy, and an
armistice might enable the enemy to
escape tor a time' the defeat which
now stare him in the face.
CAMPS STILL IN GRIP
OF SPANISH INFLUENZA
Vancouver. Wash.. Oct. 8. Sev
oral case of Influenza have been dis
covered among the civilian. All
places of public gathering have 'been
closed. No soldier cases have yet
Ibeen reported.
Camp 'Lewis, Wash., Oct. 8. A
modified quarantine has been order
ed, closing camp theatre, the T. W.
C A. hostess house and Y. M. C. A.
and Knight of Columbus building,
and prohibiting all Indoor assemblages.
Havre, Oct. 8. The Belgian gov
eminent ha Issued a statement aav
log that from the' coast to beyond
the city of Bruges the male pouula
tlon between the ages of IS and 45
ar being brutally torn from their
home and forced to labor on Ger
man military work.
fABl'ALTY LIST
The following casualties are re
ported by the commanding general of
the American expeditionary forcea
for today:
Killed In action 78
Missing In action 107
Wounded aeverely 345
Wed of wound 14
Died of accident
Wed of disease io
Wounded slightly 4
Prisoner n
Total . cei
Killed In action Forrest R. Mc-
Cullough, Portland.
Wounded aeverely Willi D.
Uw, Corvalll.
Missing lo action John E. Ash-
by. Roeeburg; Stephen F. Eberley,
Portland.
WESTGATE. BUILT IN
,IS
Washington. Oct. 8. The Ameri
can steamer Westgate, In the naval
oversea transportation service, was
sunk off the Atlantic coast with a
loss of alx member of the crew In
a collision with the ateamer Ameri
can. Portland, Ore., Oct. 8 The ateam
er Westgate wa built by. the Colum
bia River Shipbuilding ' corporation
here, and- I of steel, and 8,800 tons
capacity. The ship was delivered
last April. e
CLAIMM TO HAVK A
SUBSTITUTE FOR RADIUM
Golden, Colo., Oct. 8. Dr. Rich
ard B. Moore of the United States
bureau of mine here announced to
day he had discovered a substitute
for radium which he haa named
mesotllorlum. He will explain his
discovery to the American Institute
of Mining Engineers, which meets in
Milwaukee October 10.
A there are only three ounce of
radium In the world'a entire supply,
mesothorltim will at onoe come Into
wide use as a substitute for that ele-
mont In luminous nalnts. alrulane
dials, compasses and gun sights, ac
cording; to Dr. Moore. .
(JHOCKIW MV8T (XMIKRATR
Washington, Oct. 8.-'Every retail
grocer In the United States will be
asked this week to sign a pledge to
conform to the rules and regulations
of the Food Administration, and to
co-operate In the saving of foodstuff
AGENTS DOUBT III'
LETTER AS
E
Washington, Oct. 8. Government
Agents have discovered a letter sign
ed "Heinle" addressed to a man In
Mexico, ' predicting the explosion In
the Gillespie shell loading plant at
Morgan, N, J., last week. There Is
some doubt as to" the genuineness
of the letter.
Wilsoa Asks Maximilian .WLether He Represents Ttase
epplerlunperor Most
Washington, Oct. 8 (4 p. m.)
Th message President Wilsoa has
sent, through Secretary Lanalng.no
Gt-rmany is as follows: ;
Sirs: Before making reDlv to
the request of tha Imperial German
government and In-order that"- the
reply shall be candid and atrafiht
forward aa the momentous 'Interests
Involved require, the' president of
the United State deems It neceaaarv
to assure himself of the exact mean
ing of the not of the Imperial chan
cellor.
'Does the Imperial chancellor
mean that the Imperial Germad gov
ernment accept the term laid down
by th president of the United States
In hi 'address to congresa and that
It object In entering Into discus
sion would be only to agree noon
practical detail of their application?
The president feels bound to aay
with regard to the discussion of the
armistice that he would not fee! at
liberty to propose a ' cessation of
arms to the (Overnmenl with vhinh
- -....
the government Of the United States'
a associaiea against the central
powers so long ss armies of those
power are upon their soil.
"The good faith of any dlacussion
ould manifestly depend upon the
conaent of the central powers Imme
diately to withdraw their forces
everywhere from Invaded territory.
"The president also feel Justified
In asking whether the Imperial
chancellor la speaking merely for
constituted authorities of the empire
who have so far conducted the war.
He deems the answer to these ques
tion vita t' from very point of view.
Accept, sir, "the renewed assur
ances of my high consideration.
"ROBERT LANSING."
With the British lrce in France,
Oct. 8 (4 p. m.) A battle begun at
noon today huM rcMulted In aeriou
dofoata for tlie enemy. The RritlNh,
Americana and Frvnch ndvanred
everywhere, miuimIUdk through the
laitt lines of the Hlndonburg system.
' 'WILL FIGHT TO. FINISH
' '
tA M inn MM a wi iT?rnriirti im i
H ' r.Y .MVIHAn I HKI lllliH
rial ! a wis a u , i ,
Washington, Oct. 8. "Amer- jance in the fighting on Friday in
ica will fight until victory is ,the Champagne sector. A detach-
clinched." Secretary McAdoo -foment, assisted by French volunteer
' thus Indicated America's atti- -f .under an American cantaln attacked
tude toward the latest German 4-,
-v- peace conference proposals,' in
a statement made on behalf of i
the Fourth Liberty loan. He
declared: "Now is the tlmo
above all others not to relax.
but to Intensify, our efforts so
that the goal for which we have
already made great sacrifices
shall be won. There 1 more
reason than ever before to put
the 'Fourth Liberty loan over
the top," '
GREAT MACHINE GUN NEST
CAPTURED' BY YANKS
American Headquarters in France,
AccMtresldeEtVferaV
Washington, Oct. 8. Immediate
rejection' of the German and Aus
trian proposal for an armistice and
peace 'negotiations was demands In
the senate yesterday by leaders voic
ing the common sentiment "of the
membership. . .
There was no dissent from the
view that an armistice would defeat
air that America and the allies fc.ive
been fighting' for. Bvery sneaker
during two hours of 'a aplrlted ses
sion devoted entirely to discussion
of the enemy's latest move Joined in
declaring that only through military
victory could the cause of the allies
and humanity he won.
Washington, Oct. 8. President
Wilson today conferred with Secre
tary Lansing, Colonel House and
Secretary ' Tnmulty. Secretary Lan
sing saya that there will probably be
an announcement at 4 o'clock. It Is
believed that the president intend
- u w riva,ucufc
to flatlv refuse the armUHA
Washington, Oct. 8. President
Wilson today Informed Germany
that before the United States can
discuss an armistice German troop
must withdraw from all invaded ter
ritory. ' He asked Chancellor Max!
mllian whether he - represented the
German people or the authorities
who are conducting the war.
The president's message is not
reply, but is only In the form of an
Inquiry. Germany Is asked whether
she accepts1 the terms laid down by
the President in his address to con
gress on January 8. and in subse
quent addresses.
driving 'the disorganized German
before tlienv "
At some points on the battle front
the allies penetrated over three miles
and are atlll advancing.
1'remont appears to have fallen to
the Americans.
Sunday, Oct. 6. Americans fighting
.under command of General Gouroud
re cited with an amazing perform-
a very. strong machine gun nest on
tne slopes of Blanc Mont which had
long held up the allied advance.
.With the utmost skill the nest was
enveloped and captured and the n-
,tlre garrison of four officer and 269
.men wa made prisoner. Seventy-
five machine guns, many trench mor
tar and several tractors were taken.
The Americans did not suffer a
single casualty. '
Amsterdam, Oct. 8. Germany's
new ministry Is one of national de
rense as well as peace and is pre
pared for a stand to the end against
humiliating peace. Dr. Bernhard Do-
ilnburg, former minister to the col-
jonles declares.
I ' i 4 - , .
The board of directors of the Rt
Cross met at luncheon this noon at
the Chamber Of Commerce rooms in
the regular monthly session and dis
cussed matter of Importance in the
Iotfal Red 'Cross work. . Then, were
25 memWs'of the board present.
Chairman O. g. Blanchard gave a
review ot the work of the naat
month showing ' much ' accomplished.
v. H. Demarar was named h
chairman of th Junk committee and
will have supervision of all collec
tion activities.
The Christmas drive for member
ship; which will he launched in the
near future was spoken of, and plana
art now maturing. . . i:
The collection of linen for hos
pitals was reported 'as progressing.;.
A communication from headouar-
tars on 'the Importance of the pre
vention of the spread of Spanish in
fluenta "was' ready and Dr. Smith.
county health ' Dhvsician. Dr. WUiM.
elty 'health; physician, Mrs: Alice Ba
con. " county -school -superintendent,
and J. G. Imel, city school superin
tendent, were appointed to have the
matter In charge.
The annual election will he held
on' October 23,' and the method of
selection of officers received consid
eration. Rer. .Melville T. Wire was
named chairman of an election. and
program committee, with other
members to be selected from "the
membership of the Red Cross, every
chapter being represented; .
LIBERTY LOAN DRIVE
IS FORGING AHEAD
Washington, Oct. 8. The Liberty
loan drive now totals 11,406.051.-
000.
THE HEAVY ARTIllERY
The war department la in ureent
need of more men tor the heavy 'ar
tillery corps and through the Dress
are endeavoring to reach those who
want to see real action. The follow
ing appeal la made to those who are
desirous of getting Into some branch
of the service:
'Registered and classified men.
volunteer for the heavy artillery, the
service of' big guns, great high ex
plosive shells, and real action. All
the registered men needs to do is to
write to the commanding - nfflrnp
coast defenses of the Columbia, Fort
Stevens, Oregon, giving his name:
order and registration number; class
(number and letter); present ad
dress; number and address ot local
board; and whether qualified i foi
general or limited service; and the
necessary paper will be sent to the
man so that he may report for duty.
"No branch of the army offers
more chances not only for advance
ment but for learning specialized du
ties, the knowledge of which will bf
very valuable later In civil life.
School are provided to train men
to be electricians, stenographers.
telegraphers, draftsmen, surveyors,
telephone men, truck and auto driv
ers, and various other technical and
scientific work. All of this is vital
ly necessary to the successful opera
tions oMhe great "heavies" that are
'being amassed in great numbers and
with more power.
"Regiments for overseas are being
sent at frequent Intervals and this Is
an opportunity for men qualified for
this superior service. ;'
"A letter to Fort Stevens with the
necessary Information will, get you
In while voluntary induction Is ner-
MEN ARE WANTED FOR
mltted.
DESPITE PEACE TALK . THE WAR
STILL ftAGES OS THE WEST
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RTEJNWHPiW
Yanks ..Fight. Their Way ,. Through
Geroan Circle of Fire and Res
cue American Battalion
London, Oct 8. The .Turkish
cabinet has resigned, according to a
aispatcn. from . Switzerland. The
message says there is great excite
ment at Constantinople. .
Amsterdam, Oct. 8. The evacua
tion tor the Germans of the Belaian
coast region, is continuing, j -The
telephone line between, the frontier
and the coast were being taken
down yesterday and today.
With the Americana Northwoat r
Verdun, Oct, 8.-The' Antericaas,. af
ter driving the enemy fruj. ChateJ
I Chehery, seized the ..commanding
heights west of the Aire. An im.
lean battalion surrounded "br """the
Germans In the Argonne forest re
gion was rescued toresumabhi y oth
er Americans who fought. their war
through the encircling. German line.
Paris, Oct. 8. -Northeast' and
north of Rheims the French eon
tinned their successful' advance,- and
have reached the outskirts ot Coade-Sur-Sulppe
at the Junction of the
Suippe and the Aisne river. North
or Berry-Au-tBach the French also
captured Basancourt. - '
London, Oct. 8. The English and
American troops attacked thla morn
ing on the front between St. Quentin
and Cambraf. Satisfactory ' progress
is being made. The - attack was
launched daring a heavy iraln which
started last night. In local attacks
yesterday 210 prisoners were taken.
Camp Grant, Oct. 8. Colonel
Hagderon committed suicide here.
shooting himself in the head, while
in bed. Worry over the epidemic
which caused 500 deaths In the camp
is believed to have been the cause.
COMPROMISE ON RATE
FOR SHIPPING APPLES
Salem, Oct. 8. Senator MoNary
has telegraphed to Fred G. iBuchtel
ot the Oregon public service com
mission, stating that officials of the
railroad; administration and of the
pwbliq service accounting department
have Intimated to him that the gov
ernment will agree to a rate of $1.15
per 100 pounds on aDDles for trans
continental shipments.1 The present
rate Is $1.25.
London, Octf 8.-Germany Intends
td grant pardons to a number of
politicians who have been Imprison
ed since1 the war began, including
the socialist Dr. Karl Liebknecht
and William Dlttman. according a
COMMITS SUICIDE
BECAOSEjDF EPIDEMIC
GERMANY WILL GRANT
. PARDON TO PRISONERS
'Amsterdam reports.

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