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DAILY ' EDITION
VOI IX.. No. 27.
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FEDERATION
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ROYAL RULER
KMI'KIUK (ftlAHLKM OK.Al HTItIA
I'lMKlAIMM TIIAT HITI A
MOVE IH I mk:k WAY
WILSON'S REPLY 8JIFFLES HUNS
Omnan KxpMlrd to Make Objec
tions HinunnlHiric Muknt Special
Trip to llorlin
Vienna, Oct. 18. Bteps for the
organisation of Austria on a federal
lied basis was proclaimed by Kmper
or Charles today. The plan duoa
not Include a union of Auatrlan Po
land with "Independent Polish
atata." The city of Trieste aud the
Trteate region are to be treated sep
arately, "In conformity with the
wishes of the population."
iurne, Oct. I8.l'realdent Wll
aon'a reply to the German note ha
crested, a new atate of affair In dl
lomatlc discussions, and the German
reply' In expected to make clear that
the tone employed by the president
waa oixn to objection.
The relrhittag haa passionately dis
cussed the prraldent'a reply but no
line of policy ha been determined
upon, according to German aourcea.
Von Hlndenburg't presence, at
Berlin la believed to foreshadow the
drafting of a reply.
IW-rne, Oct, IS. Advices received
from Berlin say that there la great
activity In polltlail circle In view
of the German reply to President
Wllson'a note.
It la understood the note already
haa been drafted and that It I not
complete refusal of President Wil
son's demands.
Washington. Oct. i8. Signs mul
tiplied today that Germany and Aus
tria were hastening to rearrange
their Internal political affairs and
(Mr methods of warfare In ths hop
of meeting the peace requirements
of President Wilson.
E
SECOND BELGIAN PORT
tandon, Oct. 18. Zeebrugee, the
port of Bruges and the second Im
portant submarine base on the Bel
gian coast, has been occupied by the
allies, iBrugos has be n evocuated
by the 'Germans.
(J1UNI) DUKE NICHOLAS
ORDERED SHOT HV LENINE
I'nrlH. Oct. IS. A Russian wlre
liws mi-HHage In English, dated Tsar
skoe Selo 8:25 p. m. October 25, re
ceived here, reports the following in
formation as huvlng been received
Trom Ekaterinburg:
"According to the official doclnra
tlons of tho soviet chlufs. Nicholas
'Romanoff has boen tried and con
demned to death. He will be shot
during the night of the 16th."
Tho Nicholas Romanoff referred to
Is supposed to he Orand Duite Nicho
las, the former commander-tn-chlof
of the Russian army.
OFFICIAL DENIAL REGARDING
KAISKIt HILL'S ABDICATION
Amsterdam. Oct. 18. Official do
nlftl that the kaiser has abdicated Is
contained In a dispatch from Berlin
received here' today.
AWAITING ACTION
OF BUNDESRATH
Many IWe Humors Are Yet a Thick
Ma I'rwiriVnt iKie, Not Au
inch. Much lmNrUnce to Them
Washington. Oct. 18. Through a
mas of rumors, unofficial reports
and some official data today, diplo
mats and government authorities
read the algns of Important events
transpiring in Oermany. Without di
rect word on the subject. Washing
ton was expectant that a new move
toward pear would mark the Imme
diate future. All advices agree that
the internal situation In the central
powers Is increasingly serious and
that the liberal-conservative ele
ments contemplate somo action to
prevent a Bolshevist movement with
in the empire.
Information, not regarded as offi
cial, reached the state department
that the bundesrath the federal
council of Oermany has approved
constitution amendment restricting
the kaiser's power to declare war
and make treaties indicating a rad
ical change In the German political
system.
But officials said they would form
no Judgment until the Information
waa more substantial and until the
relchstag waa shown to have approv
ed the reported action of the bun
desrath. President Wilson was reported as
extremely anxious that undue Im
portance be not attached to the ava
lanche of rumors now coming out of
Germany, until official advices are
available.
There Is strong conviction here
that eventually the German people
will force their government to com
ply with President Wilson decision
on the action necessary before peace
can come but they believe these
measures scarcely hare been taken
yet.
..JOKK QUESTIONNAIRES
WILL KOON HE MAILED
.Portland. Oct. 18. To expedite
the classification of all registrants
of the September. 1918, class, Cap
tain John K. Culllson. head of the
selective service In Oregon today sent
Instructions to all local boards to
mall questionnaires to registrants
below the age of 19 and above the
age of 86 as soon as they finished
lasslfylng those between the ages or
19 and 36. Inclusive. The question
naire will be mailed out at the rate
of 10 ner cent a day. These in
structions were Issued In accordance
with a telegram from Provost Mar-
ihal General Crowder.
This does not mean that men be
low 19 aud above 36 are liable to
Immediate Induction. Men between
19 nnd 36, Inclusive, will be the first
called.
BrltlBh and Canadian subjects are
now amenable to the selective Rer-
lce romilatlons. the period of en
listment, as provided In the conven
tions between the United States and
rtreat Britain and Canada, havloS
expired October 12.
WILL TAKE EXEMPTIONS
FROM MANY HHIl'WORKRBS
All class 1 men who have been
given deferred classification because
of their connection with the Emer
gency Fleet corporation and who ore
fit for general military duty ore to
be deprived of their exemption and
mode available for army service ex
cept in such cases where the employ
ing shipbuilders appear before the
respective district draft boards and
show thnt the men In question are
absolutely necessary to the success
ful continuation of the shipbuilding
Industry.
Such Is the effect of a telegram
received by ' John H. Stevenson,
branch officer of the luuustrlal ser
vice section, from the . Emergency
Fleet corporation headquarters at
Philadelphia. Portland Telegram.
granto pirn, joggpHnm coo
HUN MILITARY MACHINE
IS BELIEVED TOTTERING
Wild Scenes in Berlin Independent Socialists Sing Mar
seillaise and Clash With
From Imperial Palace
Paris, Oct. 18. Oermany has ap
parently lost the whole of the Bel
gian coast. The German troops in
that region are virtually demoralized
and re In full retreat toward Ant
werp. As a whole, the Germans are
Mghting well and retreating with
Rreat skill, but the military machine
is believed In danger of complete
collapse at no distant date.
Amsterdam. Oct. 18. There was
a demonstration today by the Ger
man Independent socialists In Unter
Den Linden In Berlin, according to
the Cologne Volkszeltung. The crowd
sang the Marseillaise. The polioe
prevented the demonstration from
reaching the Imperial palace. There
was a clash, In which some of the
crowd were slightly Injured by po
lice sabers.
London, Oct. 18. The Germans
are preparing to Inundate the low
lying land south of the River
Scheldt, in Eastern BeIglum.ra7ico7d
ln to Amsterdam renorts. The In.
habitants have been ordered to aban-
don their homes Immediately.
-
London. Oct, IS. The British
naval forces withdraw from Ostend
when the .Germans, who were not yet
clear of the town, Negan shelling the
warships.
Paris. Oct. 18 The Germans have
begun a new retiring movement in
the area between the Oise and Serre
rivers and between Laon and Cam
bral. The French are advancing
from Archery and Cholgny and are
Pursuing the German rear guards.
The French captured Angullcourt In
the Argonne and crossed the Alsne
near Vousleres. Fighting continues
In the region west of Grand Pre.
FINAL
APPEAL FOR THE Ll
The Courier is In receipt or a tele
gram today from Secretary McAdoo,
In which he Is urging the people to
speed up in raising -the balance of
the fourth loan. While Josephine
county has raised her full quota of
the loan through the untiring ef
forts f one of the best soliciting
committees ever apiointed to accom
plish a purpose there may be a few
People here who can Increase their
subscriptions, and others who - have
not taken any who will now be glad
to purchase a bond. In closing his
appeal to the public, Secretary Mc
Adoo says:
"The continued victories of our
armies in Europe, the certain defeat
of our enemies, and the glorious
triumph of the cause of liberty de
pend upon what the American people
do la the remaining two days of the
Fourth Liberty loan campaign."
CAMP LEWIS WILL BE
Camp Lewis, Oct. 18. This camp
will 'be placed In strict quarantine"
reveille tomorrow morning, as a pre
ventive measure against Spanish In
fluenza. ...
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li ni hid unitn
Police - Crowd Beaten Back
Bocne to Flood Lowlands
London, Oct. 18. The evacuation
of the territory of Serbia, Albania
and Montnegro.by the central pow
ers has begun, according to Vienna
dispatches. '
London, Oct. 18. The British
nave entered Turcolng, six miles
north of Lille.
The Belgian cavalry is pursuing
the retreating enemy to Flanders
with the object of cutting off his
retreat to Ghent. The allies have oc
cupied Blankenbergh, southwest of
Zeebrugges.
London, Oct 18. It ths war Is
brought to a quick conclusion It will
he through political and moral fact
ors, and not military. It is believed
here.
The German position on the west
ern front is not considered perilous,
although at certain points ths ever-
- "jTh"agtn! ' 'trottt " render some
Bn,au Pone dangerous at times
Tnl view, which has been held
; y many experts for some time, has
been strengthened by the German re-
treat t0 the Hundm llQe. which is
declared one of the most successful
retreats of the war from the enemy
viewpoint.
With the Americans and French
pushing hard on this front, the Ger
mans doubtless were forced to re
treat faster than they had planned,
but they lost comparatively few
prisoners and guns for such a large
operation.
The view that the startling trans
formation of the whole military sit
uation in the last few weeks has
brought the German arms face to
face with disaster was stated to be
unjustified In point of fact.
El
Zurich, Oct. 18. Official state
ments Issued by the entente are no
longer published In Oermany. It is
rumored that there has been out
breaks among the soldiers at the
front Abusive placards concerning
the emperor, crown prince, von Hin
denburg and Ludendorff have been
posted In various railroad stations
In Germany.
'MACHINE GUNS NOT TYPE
WRITERS WILL WIN" TEDDY
Providence, 'R. I., Oct. 18. In a
Liberty loan address last night
Theodore Roosevelt declared the
United States "will get peace with a
machine gun, and not with a type
writer." "We are going to see this war to
a finish if It takes three years more.
our bedrock dollars and the last
man," declared the colonel. "We
will accept .no peace save the peace
that follows unconditional surrender,
and we wilt get that peace with the
machine gun, and not with the type
writer.
"Germany need not bother about
terms. She Isn't going to be con
suited.. 'We will settle on terms with
our allies. Germany's part will be
limited to saving, 'Yes, sir.'"
HUNGARIANSWANT
T
Count Karolti Bays ''Our Fidelity to
the Gernuus Alliance Has Us
Limits" Wants Peace
Basel, Oct. 18 Ther were scenes
ul luiuuu id iiiq Hungarian owt, aur-I
ing which demands for peace were
made and it was announced that
Austria was being organized on a
federal basis. The feeling was that
Hungary must have full autonomy.
Count Michael Karloti sharply
criticised the foreign policy of Hun
gary and said, "Our fidelity to the
alliance with Germany has Its lim
its." He criticised the ruthless sub
marine warfare and said the main
mistake of the central power was In
underestimating America.
CASUALTY LIST
The following casualties are re
ported by the commanding general of
the American exped't onary forces
for today
Killed In action . 53
Missing In action 14
Wounded severely U0
Died of wounds 12
Died of accident .. 2
Died of disease 15
Wounded, degree undetermined 104
Total
.350
Killed In action Private Arthur
VIncelet. Portland.
Slightly wounded, previously re
ported dead Private MUlard Gates,
Hlllsboro.
TO
PROTECT YOUNG TURKS
Geneva, Oct. 18 A revolution has
broken out la Constantinople against
the Young Turks, the Tribune de
Geneva reported today. The Ger
mans are said to have rushed 20
warships from the Black sea to pro
tect the adherents of Enver Pasha.
Turkey's friendship with Germany
dates from- the time the Young
Turks came into power. Enver Pa
sha, was until recently, the Turkish
war minister. He faithfully aerved
the kaiser's interests In Constantin
ople. The German warships in the Black
sea are principally vessels taken
trom 'Russia. It has been stated
that the Germans, determined to
hold the Turks In the central alli
ance, announced they were ready to
bombard Constantinople if neces
sary to halt any move against Ger
many.
EXCITEMENT AS LOAN
E
Washington, Oct. 18. The Fourth
Liberty loan is nearing the home
stretch with $4,250,000,000 subr
scribed, leaving $1,750,000,000 to
be raised In two days.
MOKE HUNS ARE
JAILED BY THE CUBANS
Havana, Oct. 18. Cuban secret
service officials have arrested eight
of Havana's most prominent German
merchants who were promptly In
terned with- other enemy aliens.
MANY BOOKS PLACED
More than three million hooka
have, been collected and distributed
to soldiers by the American Library
Association. '
SELF GOVERNLIEN
WHOLE NUMBER 2(02.
l(
HIT
Wh DELIVERS NEW BLOW AND
BEATS ENEMY BACK TO THE
MEL'SE RIVER
IN TACTICAL RETREAT
BriUh and American Deliver Vio
lent Attack Near Bohain, and
Meet Savage Reaistaace
London, Oct. 18. Over a front of
40 miles, from the North sea la Bel
glum to Lille in northern France,
the Germans are In retreat before
the Belgian, French and British
armies. Likewise the enemy is be
ing forced to concede defeat by ret
rograde movements before the Brit
ish and Americans southeast of Cam
bral; under the attacks of the French
In the pocket between the Oise and
Serre rivers north of Laon, and by
reason of continued strong attacks
by the Trench and Americans la
Champagne and. along the Meuse
river.
In Belgian Flanders the enemy's
steps are being hastened by ths swift
drives into his line by the British at
Lille, Just south of the Belgian bor
der, and by the French and Belgians
farther north, which threaten to
compel him to enter Dutch territory
and face internment unless he Is
fleet enough to withdraw out of the
entire pocket between the Scheldt"
river and the -sea and reconstitute
hi8 line with its right wing resting
on Antwerp.
Strong opposition is being offered
on the Courtrai sector to prevent the
allies from carrying out their ma
neuver to the full. More than a
scone of additional villages have
been liberated and numerous guns
and quantities of stores have been
captured.
In their withdrawal from West
Flanders the Germans are carrying
out a tactical movement, which
doubtless will end In a general fall
ing back to their line in northern
France and permit them to strengthr
en their resistance materially, on a
new and shorter front. This prob
ably will 'be from 'Antwerp to Namur
and Mets, and thence to the Swiss
border, which would still leave the
Germans 80 miles from their own
border line, both at Antwerp and
Namur. At present the center of
the Flanders fighting Is near Thlelt,
which Is about 125 miles from' Alx
la Chapelle, on the German border.
Southeast of Cambral over a front
of 10 miles, between Le Cateau and
Bohatn, the British and Americans
are delivering a violent attack
against the Germans, and at last re
ports they had advanced two miles,
although tle Germans were savage
ly resisting with machtne guns. In
fantry and artillery.
The greatest resistance of all. how.
ever. Is still being imposed against '
the French and Americans In Cham
pagne and along the Meuse river,
where the holding of the line is es
sential 'to stave off a general retreat
all the way from Belgium to the
Swiss frontier. The French in
Champagne are still ftghtlng hard
to capture Rethel, but the Germans
thus far have been able to hold thts
important position.
INFLUENZA STILL THE "
RAGE IX SE ATTLE
HI
TROOPS
E CENTER
Seattle, Oct. 18. Spanish influ
enza continues to take a heavy toll
lh Seattle. Nineteen deaths as the
result of pneumonia contracted after
influenza and 408 new cases of in
fluenza were officially reported to-
dr- ' 1 -v.,

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