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wise Hfe? DAILY EDITION QUAirn PAaa, JOgCTKETB OOP WTT. ORBOOW. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10)8, M-HOM5 1TVMBER 24M. HIS B n J . t ir .v. ' 1 - -1 - . II MENANDMONEY TO BE HUM AT PRUSSIANS UKNHIIAI, MAIM 'II HAYti A.MK1U VAX TIUMM'M NOW AliltOAIt KXCKKII l.tMKI.OOO MAItK INFLUENZA 1ST V, BE RECKONED IITH OF Mltlit HUlUiu A.kwt .Nint4y-firt Iri vlalim, Iim-IuiIIimc Orfgim TriMw, HUH In the Training Area Washington, Oct. II. The Amor lan troops overseas have passed the 1,1)00,00(1 mark. Ueueral March an nounced' today. The general declar ed that men and money must be burled at th illun to. make victory oertain. He urged the loyal sup port of the Liberty loan and stated that the war department won prepar ing another 2,000,000 men to follow the flrat two million, and has asked congress tor IS, 000,000,000 to carry out the war proicrani. Genu. March Hinted that the Slat dlvlnlon, Including the Oregon tropa, la atlll In the training area. MKIXMOURArtlfi RUUISTKR A HKVKHK HIIOCK Washington, Oct. 1 1. Selzmogra- pha all over the country have regl tored a aim-re eurthquuke this morn ing. It Is unknown where It la cent ered, hut It Is btilleved to lie In Cen tral America. KirpcUuK .Moving -ure ltulne AMH of tlu l)lMe In Itnllirved Afliout Iteai lied Washington, Oct. 1 1. Influenza and pneumonia In the army camps has made the death rate the past week Increase from 32 to 81 per thousand. The peak of the epidemic ahould be reached shortly. It Is be lieved that the strenuous work at the ramps has been discontinued. New York, Oct. II. As aid to the fight against Influenxa, the manu facturing and distributee agencies have decided not to reulese any new moving picture reels to exhibitors from October 13 to November 9. WOl'MtKII MAIUNK KltOM KRAXtH liol.Dll1 vi(T(M New York. Oct. 11. Hold-uu men. In pursuing their trade, selected as their victim In a New York street one of Pershing's wounded Marines. Sergeant William Koger. who unable to put up a fair fight because of a shattered arm and a wounded aide. Was robbed of 1700 worth of Liberty bonds and $200 In cash. MEDFORD HAVING HARD PROMISING SEASON FOR THE LONE STAR MINE TIME RAISING QUOTA The crisis In the Medford dtotrlrt Liberty loan campaign Is fast ap proaching, says the Medford Tribune. Subscriptions aie still coming in ex asperatlngly slow. Only $3,000 was subscribed yesterday. The total this morning was only $235,000. which Is $63,000 short of the quota. FORCED TO RETREAT 45 MILES SINCE LAST JULY ('""Ir-wlfl;' M At Present Speed of Allied Dri?e Enemy Will Soon be Beaten from trench and Belgian Soil-Americans Finish Clearing Argonne Forest of Huns 9 Paris, Oct. 11. The grin of the Germans on northern France has been loosened and the process of herding them back to their borders is proceeding at an Increasing rapid pace under the allied lash. Since the beginning of July the of fensive of the allies has pushed the enemy back to a maximum of 45 miles from the Ancre, near Albert, to Le Cateau. Twenty-five miles more will bring them on this line to the Belgian frontier south of Mau- beuge. But long before then If the pressure on all sides Is continued as at the present rate the enemy will be cleared from virtually all of French territory and Belgian soil. i ne uermana are carrying out their general retreat under Dreasue and although Skillfully rnnHnH I. likely to cost them heavily In men and matelal. Ixndon. Oct. 11. Today's advices would Indicate that It Is certain that the Germans must evacuate St. Go baln forest almost Immediately. The enemy Is evacuating the Chemln-Des-Dames under pressure. The llnea have been turned between the rivers Berre and Solssons, making the Ger man situation at Laon almost diffi cult. In the Champagne the French and Americans are Joining hands north Manager G. II. McKlroy with Mrs. McKlroy. and Bee. Mrs. a. J. Ilix of the Ione Star mine, operating near Hogue nivor, arrived this morning to apond the day in thia city. They were accompanied by Mr. MeElroy's brother. W. H. McElroy of Salem, who has recently ac quired an Intereat In the property. It la.announced that plans are being mirile to run the mine by hydraulic pressure as soon as the season opens I.' """." ."". . r Amsterdam. Oct. 11. -Karl Hans K"iti mivuig piani is contemplated in I , ... ... u- . i .. .,. iimiiiwr ui i ne reirnsiag, lias ueen the near future. Manager McElroy I.,. . . " CnnRen tn Jlltnpaerl th pni-nrnni. if slates that the season looks very ,. , , ' , ; Auiarc-irrauie, wno is expected 10 The committee announced this of ,ne Argonne forest In the Grand noon that unlesi a vigorous crusade Pr9 S'P nd have occupied the is quickly begun to persuade those persons who have already subscribed to greatly Increase their aubscrlo tlons, and to obtain many new sub scribers the Medford district will fall utterly to reach Its quota and ao down In history as a slacker commu nity. NEW GOVERNOR FOR ALSACE-LORRAINE Grand Pre station while patrols have entered the town itself. On the Meuse, northwest of Ver dun, the Americans have cleared out the little pocket In the direction of Slvry. which held their advance up for a long time. Paris, Oct. 11. The cleanlnr n or me Argonne forest has been com pleted by the Americans. No Ger mans now remain In that great wooded area. Paris. Oct. 11. The British have captured St. Hlllalre. Lea Cambral Avesnes and Staubert, and took many prisoners. The French have taken Bertlcourt. north of Rhelms. On the British Front in France Oct. 11. Monslgnor Chollet, the archbishop of Cambral, waa carried tws by the Germane when thev evacuated that city. fans, Oct. 11. The French to day advanced north of the Aisne and captured the towns of Chivy and Mo- ullns. London, Oct. 11. The Serbians after capturing ILehkovabe, advanc ed 10 miles north. Over 3.000 oris oners and five guns were taken In the advance. gkhman captain COXGK.VN IiATK FRENCH promising. So far the values have: toeon running about $1 a yard. 600 BELIEVED LOST ON THE LEINSTER Dublin, Oct. 11. It Is believed that 600 lives were lost In tho sink ing of the mall steamer LeltiBter, by a torpedo in tho Irish sea yesterday. Only about 150 were saved. It Is but loved thnt there were no Ameri cana on board. !E BY Washington, Oct. 11 The present maximum price on Douglas fir tim ber will remain effective "until Jan uary 15, under the agreement reach ed today between the west coast lum ber manufacturers and the war In dustries board. retire momentarily. "I'N-KUITRKD" YANK8 ItHKl'HK TO St'KUKNDKK With Gouraud's Army In France. Oct. 11. .No higher tribute could he paid to the fighting qualities of the French army than the speech of a dying Prussian captain, who asked his captors If he might be allowed to speak to one of their officers. A lieutenant, belonging to a famous colonial division came up and the wounded man, propping himself painfully on his elbow, gasped in good French: "I know we are ene mies, but as a professional soldier. I want to tell you I have never seen anything finer than the conduct of your men. Unfortunately for us you will be in Germany before Christ mas; but Just the same, I want to congratulate you. Will you shake hands with me before I die?" RENE FONCK DESTROYS 109 GERMAN MACHINES Paris, Oct. 11. Lieutenant Rene Fonck has brought down four Ger man airplanes within 20 minutes on the same day. Fonck now is credit- d with 70 official victories and has actually brought down 109 German machines. KRIEMHILDE LINE SMASHED BY YANKS IN r.lARCH NORTHWARD TO BELGIUM With the American Forces N'orth woiit of Verdun, Wednesday, Oct. 9. The brightest spot In the heroic and amazing story of the now famous "lost battalion" which belonged to the 77th division was the climax to the fourth day of the troops' beleag- tierement In the Argonne forest. When the men were lonir foodless and almost wholly without ammuni tion and when many were' weak from exhaustion, but not despairing, an American who had been taken nrls- tnnm 1. . . , U . . J 1 ... " 11 ' i uy I II U MVl 1IIUUB H 11 U 11 I'll 1) ap- " " nut, wtu a peared at the little comp surrounded w,,eu uul ojr 1,18 Jn"n or Frencn iacK. ions or explosives were drop- Im ti. ..itn.. and Americana at. 'T.nnrnn Thn Am. ned nn Mdilnroa VtMtaM nn in uiu vaucy. The man had been sent bllndfold- With the American First Army, preparation, but thn ...rnri .tt.v Oct. 11. Americans are through the enabled the infant .1.- Krlemhlld line-on a front of slx'iines within a few hours and hold kilometers (nearly four miles). ,them. They have smashed the last or-1 The Austrlans were anxious to ganlred German dofenses In this re- surrender. One captain was found glon wfat of the Meuse and are ad- waittnir on thn tm nlf nf n fa 1 lan vancing northward with only na- tree. tural defenses between them and the j AH the principal centers behind Belgian frontier. the German lines were bombed ex- The Argonne Pocket has been tenslvelv In connection with thn at U-BOAT TURNS JTS GUNS Oil YANKS 8lir(mei Kill gcores of Those on Doomed Ship life BoaU Are Riddled With Bolleu An Atlantic Port, Oct. 11. Scores of American soldiers were killed or wounded by shrapnel fired by a Ger man submarine after It had torna- doed the ateamshln Tirnn.)... 1,700 miles off the Atlantic roast.' according to the story told bv 20 survivors who arrived "here today aboard a British frelrhtor There were 250 men aboard th Ticondeoga. an American steamship of 5,130 tons, and all but the 20 who arrived today are believed to have perished. The survivors got awav In the only boat which waa not demolished by the snellflre from the submarine, they aatd. Seventeen of the men who reached port were members of a detachment of soldier detailed to care for horses which were being transported. The Ticonderoga waa attacked. presumably on October 2. when she fell behind her convoy because of the engine trouble. BRITISH MAKE JIFT DRIVE 1 TO IE CATEAU "v' f:'.'7-rj' HAIO SWINGS HIS LINE 12 MILES ONWARD WHILE BOCHE CON TINI E8 TO GIVE GROUND ABDICATION OP KAISER ' ' RUMORS ARE PERSISTENT Stockholm, Oct. 11. Rumors of the kaiser's abdication, . or. serioua Illness, were first current 1n Europe several days ao. In connection with tnia, it is noted that reporta of over throw of the Hohenzollerns were ex pected to be circulated at the same time the German peace offensive was launched. Recently the kaiser was reported so 111 that he was forced to cancel all engagements. A few days later word was received that he had been at Mannhtm to make an address and was forced to flee an air raid, hid ing in a cellar. mi help in rams w German Machine Giua Seeta Offer Stiff Resistance But Can't With, stand Hammer Blows of Allies FOR MAUBEU6E FORTRESS ed from the German headquarters with a typewritten note to Major Whittlesey, reading: Americans, you are surrounded on all sides. Surrender In the name of humanity. You will be well treated." "Go to hell," he almost shouted. Then he read the note to those around hlmVnd his men cheered so loudly that the Germans heard them from their observation posts. and Americans at Lancon. The Am- pod on Msleres, Vouzlers and points erlcans are moving up through the along the Meuse. forest with the englrfeers blazing the! Eighty-five allied planes crossed way through the woods and tangled the enemy lines during a period of masses of wire. iegs than an hour. 1 East ot the Meuse boche counter Lieutenant Erwln and Esterbrook attacks were repulsed and the brought down two boche machines French and Americans consolidated land forced unnthAi- their newly won positions. ., Wmi. 1 mivuvovj 1 vuuiuiauunr vi The attack west of the Meuse was the battalion which wan rescued af a complete aurprlse to the Austrlans ter helnr tV.nn.uf in h. a.-.. 1 o tifvia a mv niauiiun In that section. It would have taken fnreat fnr r. .. four or five days to amash the wires' regiment yesterday, saying he need and reduce the defenses by artillery led no rest.. New York. Oct. 11. Von Hlnden- burg is now entering the last lap -of hia retreat to the great French fort ress of Maubeuge, guarding the Bel gian border. The Belgian boundary soon will be occupied by the German army aa its main defensive position and north ern France will be redeemeo. The Americans and British are advancing so quickly along the main railway leading to Maubeuge that it is doubt ful whether von Hlndenburg can make a prolonged resistance any where until he gets back to the fort ress. The fact that the Americans are making such rapid gains shows that von Hlndenburg Is anxious to reach the Belgian border as soon as possible. If the British and Americans suc ceed in driving the Germans from Maubeuge, the line of retreat would be along the Sabre river, which joins the Meuse at Namur. Namur, in Its turn, is the southern, key to Liege and guards the military passageway from Belgium Into Germany. The Anglo-American wedge, there fore which is now .moving relentless ly upon Le Cateau, has but to con tinue its present northeasterly di rection In a straight line to reach Liege. This is the ultimate objective of the movement. It has a relation ship with the American operations northeast of Verdun, which are mov ing down the .Meuse to close the Luxemburg exit out of France. If the Americans from Verdun follow the Meuse along Its course and the Americans In Plcardy continue the present direction of their advance past Maubeuge, the two armies will join forces at Namur. London, Oct. 11. The men of the once formidable . German holding the Hlndenburg line from north of Cambral to St. Quentin are facing eastward, defeated and in r treat Their backs are the targets for the British, American and French troops, who bitterly fought them. step by step, out ot supposedly Im pregnable defeases, and now are harrying them across the open coun try toward the German border. No- where Is the enemy attempting a stand In force. True, the German border Is ret a long distance away, but the past two days ot chase have materially de creased tne width of the area seDr- ating the Invaders from their own" Rhine line. Le Chateau, the important junc tion point Vi miles southeast ot Cambral, represented Thursday night the point of deepest penetra tion by the allied troops. The Brit ish were the masters of It. All alone the front, however, the British, Am erican and jrench have been stead ily pressing forward their infantry forces, taking numerous towns and villages, while far in advance of them the hoof beau ot the cavalry horses intermingle with the roars of the whippet tanka and the staccato nark ing ot machine guns Inside the mov ing forts. So fast fias been the retreat of the enemy that at various points the allied fore afoot lost contact with them. The retreat, which is over a front ot about 55 miles from the south of Doual to the region east ot St. Quentin, has left In Ue hands of the allies, in addition to the towns taken, valuable lines of communica tion and strategic position of hih importance and driven in a wedge that seemingly will force the Ger mans to fall back every where from the North Seat to the vicinity of Verdun. Southeast of Douai, one of the re maining strong points In the flnr. man line in the north, the British r. standing in Etrun, 12 miles south west or Valenciennes, the pivotal point in the enemy's known next Aa. fense line, and 10 miles to the south the city Is outflanked at Solesmes. Both In the Macedonian theater and In Palestine the allied torces are pressing the enemy hard. Albania Is fast being cleared of the Austro- Hungarlan troops, while In Serbia the enemy lg nearlng Nlsh, harassed by the Serbians. At last accounts (Continued on page 4) KAISER SIMONS ALL SOVEREIGNS TO ME Amsterdam, Oct. 1 1. Emperor Wilhelm haa summoned the sov ereigns of all the German federal states to Berlin for a consultation before answering President Wilson's note, .according to a Cologne dis patch. Such a conference Is uniaua in the history of Germany.