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EAK GERMAN LINE
BolsheviM Call on All Belligerents to Enter Into Armis-
tice But Make It Plain That Separate Peace Will Wot
Be Made by Eussia; If the War Continues Radicals
Hope to Fight So the Kaiser Will Be Overthrown.
WASHINGTON D. C Nov. 22. American ambassador Francis at Petro-
grad has reported that German propagandists are now carrying on al-
most openly their activities to keep affairs unsettled in the Rus-
The ambassador's message dated November 20 said all Americans in Petro-
grad and Moscow were safe and those at Moscow had decided to remain.
Eightca Americns had left Petrograd on a special train for the Swedish frontier.
PETROGRAD Russia Nov. 22.
The Russian government has
ordered Gen. Dukhomln the
commander in chief to open negotia-
tions for an armistice with the com-
manders of the enemy armies. The
proposal to negotiate peace was of
ficially conveyed to the ambassadors
of the allied nations at Petrograd
No Searate Peace.
Tne formal offer of an armistice to
all the belligerents which the conn
cil of people's commissaries of the
ill Russian workmen's and soldiers'
roygress proposes is not Intended to
forecast any effort toward a separate
'in the contrary it is declared def
Jn.tt-ly here that not only is a separ-
iti peace nor desired bat that rejec-
" on or the armistice proposal by Ger-
nnr even should it be acceptable
tu the allies would mean a centinu-
tion of the war by a new revolution-
ary arm with vigor against German
imperialism until the German peo-
ple "inspired by Russian democratic
lJcas overthrow their rulers and de-
Confidence is expressed here how-
e.r that Russia's initiative wilt
'ring- the desired result if not with
t ;ie allied governments then through
the insistence of the people of the
alhea countries who. it is predicted.'
British May Remodel Cities
On Italian Society s Plan
London Kaff. Hot. Sxj British ar-
li tec is and town planning experts
-nho aie making plans for a great
remodeling of British cities after the
n declare that one of the most soe-
'fsfu: experiments in new types of
Iustrial and urban housing is that
which has been made by the Italian
' uod Jwellings society in Rome. The
if a of adopting something similar In
-Csand has been proposed.
' The Italian society." says a report
v. the Rome experiment "has erected
. Mock of wo-king class flats con-
D.rung S00 dwellings designed for all
tj pes and sires of families. The fla.s
re built on four sides of a square
with a garden in the center in which
the 'Children's House' stands by itself.
Too enter the quadrangle by a
great gateway. To the left is a room
for storing baby carriages and blcy-
les. To the right is the porter's of-
"ice the postoffice and telephones for
general nse. Inside nearest the gate
are flower beds and an open space for
t e pleasure of everyone. Beyond are
'he children's gardens then the little
low building called the "Children's
llotise" a charming place white with
S"-eat windows that stand open In the
ur and covered with rambler roses.
Here is the nursery school for chil-
dren under seven. Another big room
m the 'Children's House' is the 'After
School where the children over seven
'iO their home lessons on returning
fr Ti school under supervision and in
conditions that they could not possi-
ly find in their own homes." Cor- i
respondence of Associated Press.) '
Christmas Time Approaches;
Carry The Spirit of Gladness
RAPIDLY the holidays are approaching with their spirit of gladness
and of sunehine. With all the world in a death grapple there is all
the more reason for spreading sunshine and happiness among the
people of the country. America has already done its part in sending pack-
ages to the orphans of Europe and the soldiers in the trenches. Xow
thoughts must turn to those 'closer to home.
Many a home in America will be sadder this year than ever before;
there is many a mother father sister brother who will miss the face of
a loved one at the Christmas table this year he is in khaki somewhere in
France or somewhere in a training camp in America. A little gift a slight
remembrance will carry happiness and sunshine into these lonely homes
and aching hearts.
It is not necessary to spend money upon things that are foolish but
so many useful articles may be given as presents that the giver will send
not only momentary joy with his or her gift but a joy that will be lasting.
Many good women have foregone the pleasure of a needed gown or hat
many others have surrendered other desires that the war time spirit of
sc. ing and sacrifice might be earned out. These things might be given as
presents for Christmas particularly in families.
It is not the time to plunge the world into more despondency and more
sorrowing by giving up all the things that go to make life better and
-weeter. America is not a nation of paupers; 1 Paso is not a city of
paupers. The country never had more money than now; men were never
making bigger wages. HONEY HOARDED DOES H0B0DY GOOD but in-
vested in proper channels it has a double mission it keeps the marts of
trade operating and what it buys will carry joy into hearts that are sad
The Christmas season has always been one of particular joy and happi-
ness to the people of America. This year should be no exception; in fact
it should be made more joyous this year than ever not by a waste of money
for foolish things but by a judicious expenditure of money for things that
are useful and which will carry even more joy than the tawdry or useless
articles that have too long formed the means of exchanging friendship
and remembrances on Christmas.
'Sow is the best time to buy while the stocks are complete and while
selections are easier made. Every husband has heard his wife wish for this
or that dress hat or pair of boots; every wife has heard her husband her
daughter or her son express a wish for something useful. BUY THESE
NOW put them away until Christmas and let them carry their messages
of joy for you.
BY ALL MEANS DONT FORGET THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT.
will bring pressure to bear on their
Would Three Month.' Armlxtlre
According to the Maximalist gov-
ernment's plan an armistice will be
successful for three months it is
proposed to assemble a peace con-
ference at which an attempt would
be made to negotiate Russia's nollcv
or peace without annexations or in-
Kerensky' Wife Arrested.
The archives in the storeroom of
the national police department have
been turned over to the new authori-
ties Including money aggregating
The wife of premier Kerensky is
reported to have been arrested by
members of the Red Guard while tear-
ing down Bolshevik! posters In which
Kerensky was referred to In uncom-
The revolutionary committees at
Moscow are forming special guards
for the protection of foreign subjects
and have organised a bureau of regis-
tration. DUKHOMIN IS DEPOSED;
WON'T OFFER ARMISTICE
London En p. Nov. 22. An official
wireless statement from Petrograd
today says that Gen. Oukhomin has
been deposed by the council of the
people's commissaries for "refusing
to oev their orders by offering an
off re an American?
Students Think He Is
Richmond. Ind- Nov. 22. Many
people read war news but answers to
ten war questions by 200 students of
Karlham College a Quaker lnstitu
tion indicate that these students do
not. Here are some of the mistakes:
King George Kitchener and Joffre
were named as commanders of the
Joffre was most named as com
mander of the American forces in
Verdun was variously found to be
a tieaty a creek and a place in Tur-
key. Von Hindenburg was said to be am-
bassador to the United States and a
law-making body the latter appar-
ently be.ng correct if German re-
ports are to be believed.
Lloyd Ceorge was variously re-
ported an Irishman a Frenchman and
British ambassador to the United
Thomas B. Marshall. Garrison and
McAdoo were "favorites" for secre-
tary of war.
The faculty has not decided whether
its student body is really Ignorant or
was In a jocular mood when the an-
swers were given.
AMERICAN DENTIST IS
DRAFTED BY GERMANY
Conenhaeen. Denmark Jfov. 22. Dr.
Fisher an American dentist who has
been practicing- in Cologne has been
taken into the German army accord
ing to advices received here from tier-
Is Approaching Fast; Shop
GREA T WED GE EX TENDED;
BRITISH ARE BREAKING
INTO LAST GERMAN LINE
OXDOX Eng. Nov. 22. The six
mile wedge driven Into the Ger-
man defences In the British of-
i fensive on the Arras-St. Quentin is
i penetrating still deeper and spread-
ing out Keuter's correspondent at
British headquarters in France tele-
I graphs today. On some stretches of
the front the British have broken
I into the enemy's final defence line
i All the German counter attacks have
' been repulsed.
iilage of Fontaine Captured.
. The village of Fontaine Notre Dame
has been captured by the British In
their new offensive the war office
announces. rontalne Notre Dame Is
near Cambrai on the main road be
tween napaume ana Cambrai.
The announcement follows-
Moving forward north of Cantatas
jesieroay evening our troops at
tacked and captured the village of
.ontaine Aotre LMm i. They took a
number of prisoners."
At Leant f-GCO Captured.
German prisoners captured up to
yesterday afternoon numbered S0OO.
it was announced in the house of com-
mons by Andrew Bonar Law chan-
celor of the exchequer. These In-
cluded 180 officers. Many guns have
i ?fn captured by British ecvalry and
infantry storming parties who dashed
through the fire and sabered or shot
ine gun crews.
Ten Guns Taken at Two I'Inres.
In severe hand to hand f.ghtlng at
Flesquie.es British troops preceded
by tanks stormed the town. The Ger-
mans fired on the tanks with seven
big guns at short ranges. The Britirh
infantry charged the guns capture
"hem and killed the crews. Three other
big guns were taken in a similar
charge at Noyelle Chappelle. British
cavalry captured a battery at Ru-
milly. sabering the crews.
England Takes It Qnletly.
Thus far England has taken quietly
field marshal Haig's big victory in
France. Th.s morning despite the big
headlines and eulogistic articles in
the newspapers and the feelings of
quiet exultation evidenced in private
the public went about Its business as
usual. Not an extra flag was flying
and the bells have not yet aroused
the people to realisation of what their
armies have done in France.
Whole Victory Not Told Vet.
It is generally known that all has
not been told of the extent of the vic-
tory in France wh.cn is being ex-
tended hour by hour. The people wore
thrilled this morning vhen thm wr
I permitted to know for the first time
mat tne cavalry had been In action
not only in clearing the battlefield
as it had done on several occasions
during- the past year bnt In actually
charging "artfTery and Infantry and
in widening the breich in the Ger-
man line long acclaimed as "impreg-
nable." Cavalry Still Daablng On.
How far the cavalry has gone Is
not known but one correspondent at
the front says that early yesterday
morning the cavalry was "still .pour-
ing over the furthest hill a good six
miles from the cracked line." while
it is also stated by the correspondent i
that the British line swings rh
farther north than Grslncourt behind
he broken wing of the Hindenburg
line. If the latter be true the re-
treat of the remans entrenched be-
tween the Brpaume-Cambrai road ahd
the Scarpe river is serious!
Fighting In Open Cnvalry TJaed.
British Headauarters in France.
Wednesday Nov. 21. The present bat-
tie more man any otner in the west-
ern theater has taken on the savor of
fl.hHn In nh ..... .-a. MA
strugglea In the open and cavalry
made thrilling charges against enemy i
llany military critics have lone
contended that cavalry was a thine
have refuted this claim. I
VIaU mal.al Ualv n .
his horse troops throughout the weary
month nf trench flffhtinsr Tt be
lieved that some day he would have I
chance to use them and his lude
ment has been vindicated.
Shown Thorough Strategy.
Field marshal Haie blow asrainst
the Cambrai front represents thorough
strategy lie has hammered at the
enemy in Flanders until they were
worn out completely. He had driven
them back as far as the mud would
permit and had compelled them to call
on every ounce of strength they had to
maintain themselves. Then he sud-
denly sprung his surprise attack in
an unexpected quarter.
Deep Belt of Pnrbed Wire.
The Hindenburg lines on the Cam-
brai front were the .tronc-est thA
) Germans had laid out in the west.
The enemy considered them Impregna-
ble. Not only were they strongly forti-
fied but they were protected by a very
deep belt of barbed wire which It
was thought only a protracted bom-
bardment by great concentration of
guns would cut sufficiently to allow
the Infantry to go through.
British tanks had never before been
called upon for such extensive work
but they did It In a few hours what
the artillery woo" have required days
to accomplish. The Hindenburg line
TWO NATIONS BATTLE FOR THIS CITY
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I the populace of the city is said to have
Dutch Try Wood As
Washington. D. C. Nov. 22.
The commanderinchief of the
Dutch army has notified the corps
commanders that an experiment
is to be made with wooden soles
for shoes in consequence of the
increasing advance in the price
of leather according to informa-
tion received here.
For the experiment 5000 pairs
of shoes will be made: 200 are
now ready. The wooden soles
will be on new shoes each pair
having an extra set to replace
worn ont soles.
was pierced absolutely on a wide
front and to a greater depth than ever
Tanks Tore Right Through.
The correspondent today inspected
the main Hindenburg line near Hav-
rincourt and saw the amazing work
done by the iron monsters. In most
places they had no trouble either in
tearing through the wire or in cross-
ing trenches. There were gaps in the
wire entanglements a rod in width
where not one vestige of wire was left
standing and by following the tracks
of the tanks one could see where they
had trundled across the trenches as
though they were merely scratches
in the ground instead of wide deep
Shells Mlu Tnnkx.
The tanks of course went through
No Man's land under the full obser-
vation of the German artillery and
while the gunfire was weak some fire
was directed on them as they ad
vanced. It was Interesting to follow
the trail of the tanks and to see where
shells had struck all about apparently
without doing any damage for in this
whole section the correspondent did
not see one tank which had been
The condition of the German
trenches showed plainly that the oc-
Germans Storm 2 Heights
In Italy's Greatest Battle;
Italians Fight Like Tigers
TALLIN HEADQUARTERS Nov.
21. The battle in the moun
tainous region in the north be
tween the Piave and Brenta rivers is
Bearing its culmination. It centers
at Monte Grappa and has become a
struggle of giants.
It is now clear that notwithstand-
ing the great numbers of troops em-
ployed by the enemy and his ad-
vantages of terrain he is able to
advance only very slowly now that
he Is not being assisted by the ele
ment of surprise by treason and other
circumstances which favored him at
first. Even If the Italians should
be obliged to abandon the Piave river
line they may be expected to fall
back more slowly and offer still more
It's Cnemys Greatest Attack.
The greatest mass attack which
the enemy has made Is In progress
along the upper Piave river at the
point where it bends to the northeast
Into the Belluno Alps. As the action
i proceeds the enemy Is bringing for-
ward fresh masses of his reserves
including nicked troons of the Prus-
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n . ' 1 j .
e" and Russian front. He also has
-n nan nnt.in.r. i u.n.
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gary. troops which are noted for their
Italians Standing Firm.
The action has shifted westward
from Monte Tomba and Monte Mon-
fenera to the slopes of Monte Pertl-
ca where the enemy rushes have
WD"e. l?" nem.y snes "a"
oeen cnecaeo. loe Italian positions
remain substantially unchanged in
the region of Monte Grappa which
dominates the whole range of lower
Monitor Fleet Shelln Teuton..
The monitor fleet which is cooper-
ating with the Italian fleet off the
mouth of the Piave is shellinz heav-
ily the enemy positions menacing
Civilian Sent to Anatrla.
Italian aviators who have flo'ffn
over the invaded districts of Venetia
say they saw lines of the civilian
population under guard headed for
The action ebbs and flows around
the slopes of three low mountains
Jnst west of the river Monte Tomba
Monte Monfenera and Monte Concei-
ts. Monte Monfenera is just on the
edge of the river and it is here thai
some of the most desperate fighting
has occurred. It Is the key to tha
situation as at that point the river
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turns Into the Venetian plains and I
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battle southwest of Cambrai is
i cuuimuiaK army
announced toaay. 'tne enemy their 7 . nr r j tt
statement declares did not succeed
breaking through though he gained a
little ground beyond the German
front line. The statement says that 1
several British tanks haye been shot
'to pieces. j
The German statement says that on
the western bank of the Scheldt the
Germans drove back the British to
Anneux ana i-ontaine ana tnat on tne
east bank of the river the British
were forced back into their former
positions south of Rumilly.
cupants had abandoned them In a
hurry. All sorts of equipment and
personal belongings strewed the
German Counter Blows Begin.
Since the beginning of the attack
the gunfire had been extremely weak.
No Man's land showed comparatively
few shell craters today and this
morning the British guns were doing
virtually all the firing along most of
tne front invoivea. mis is a stnamg
contrast to tne l-'ianoers region wnicn
has been an inferno of artillery f ire
The Germans at first attempted very tion."
few counter attacks and all of them '
were smashed. One was made last The extension of the German marl-
night near Demlcourt and this was time barred zone is announced from
"rL'SSrSSS? fighting a Bta Temorandum.
perately today. A particularly hard ; wnicn says:
hand to band engagement occurred ; "The hostile governments are en-
this morning at Flesoalerer. when the deavorinfr h- thA fnt.n
accompanied by tanKs
stormed this place
and drove tne
Germans from it.
Seven Gudh Shoot at T&nkx.
The fighting about Flesqu teres be-
gan last night bat It was not until
about 8 oclock today that the British
made an organized assault on the
town. The tanks went ahead and
were engaged immediately by seven
heavy German guns which began to
fire at them point blank at short
(Con tinned on Tage 5. Colnmn 5.)
ERLIN. GERMANY. Nov. 22.
The summits of Monte Fonts na
and Monte Spinnccia on the
northern Italian front between the
Brest and Piave rivers have been
captured. It Is announced officially.
the whole battle hinges on control
of the river passage leading to the
Attacks Grow Stronger.
The first assaults began five days
ago when von Below's Germans on
the loner iiave were snung north-
ward for this supreme blow. The
attacks have intensified steadily each
aay until yesteruay ana today wnev
they reached the maximum.
Ground Changes Hands Itapldly
Beginning with artillery preoara
tion the Austro-German infantry ad
vances came in successive waves
first at the northmost mountain.
Coornella. where the Como brigado
of Italians held the line until crowded
nack by greatly superior numbers
The enemy then took positions back
of the town of Quero and violent
artillery and Infantry attacks were
centered on Monfenera and Tomba.
Much of the fighting vas at close
quarters with bayonet charges and
desperate hand to hand struggles
along an extended front. Through
Monday. Tuesday and today charge
followed charge and counter attack
followed attack. In some of tb
bloodiest fighting ground has changed
hands three or four times.
A Battle or Bayonets.
At the little village of Nanzarine
on the slopes of Monte Monfenera
the enemy first gained lodgement and
sougnt to surround tne large Italian
force but was thrown back
6DlelldId rally of the Italian
uiiiU' pSuSS'wS clear it wa
the bloodiest kind of fightlntr with
bayonets first and then with bayonets
wrenched from their sockets and
used as double edged knives. Again
the enemy massed forces higher up
on Monte Monfenera. backed by bat-
teries concentrated from all points
Before this intense shell fire the
Italian infantry gave ground slowly
until the upper slopes were aban-
doned. But the fighting goes on with
unabated desperation and It is stili
too soon to say what the outcome
may be of this heaviest blow to break
through to the western Venetia u
Itallnnjr l'lchllnc I.Ike Tlsen..
The conduct of the Italian troops
Is above all praise. They are con-
testing every foot of the way fight-
lne; like timers with spirit and con-
fidence even In the face of prreatly
superior numoers. (By Associated
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BERLIN EXTENDS PFIUFTflATF IDQT
siji j Liy. I nfli l rlnbl
tn"JUOmanneS 1 O L.ie in VV ail
For Merchant Ships Far
Out In Atlantic.
The Small Nations.
AMSTERDAM. Holland. Nov. 21.
A new German barred zone a
dispatch from Berlin an
nounces has been established around
the Azores "which have been in eco-
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: ant hostile bases of Atlantic naviga-
j hiwrmb against neutral
countries to force out to sea neutral
cargo space which la keeping in port
and to press it Into their service. As
hostile shipping and shipping sailing
in hostile interests are being supple-
mented by violent measures the Ger-
man government in its straggle
against Great Britain's domination of
violence which trampled under foot
all rights especially those of smaller
nations finds itself obliged to extend
the field of operation of its sab-
marines." Close Greece's Channel.
It adds that the extension princi
pally consists of the "establishment
of a barred zone around the Azores
and in closing a channel to Greece
hitherto left open in the Mediterra-
nean as it has been utilized by the
Venirelos government not so much
for the supply of the Greek popula-
uun wim idoohdiu as tor tne trana
port of arms and ammunition "
The meniortifWm tetatnt at length
oxiengea zone arouno western
Europe the extreme points touched
being a point three miles south of the
Faroe Islands In the north. 41 north
latitude In the south and 39 west
longitude in the west.
Describes New Zone.
The new barred zone around the
"enemy base in the Azores' ! snt-
"From 29 degrees north latltmlc
?nd 17 west longitude to 4 north lat-
itude and 27 degrees 45 minutes west
longitude to 44 north latitude and 34
west lon-ituae. to 42 degrees 30 min-
utes north latitude and 37 west longi-
tude to 37 degrees north latitude and
.17 west longitude to 30 north lati-
tude and 2S west longitude to 34
north latitude and 20 west longitude
and thence hack to the startlns-
Ships May Leave By Nov. 30.
It Is estimated also that neutrals
id Belgian relief shins not within
the Azores and Greek barred zone
may. safely leave by the shortest ronte
before November 29 and are granted
"an adequate period of grace" if they
entered the barred areis without fore-
knowledge. of the extension.
A German admiral recently sre-
nared the way for this extension of
the ban-ed zone by declaring the
I'nited State-; has "seized" the Azores
a mid-Atlantic base for Its mili
tary transport se-viee and had forti-
'led the base. The Azores are a Por-
f he War At A Glance ;
TRIUMPHANT in their stroke
against the Hindenburg line.
British troops are pushing
on Cambrai and the main links in
the German sppply system now
only three miles away. In two
days the British have gained al-
most as mnch ground as In the
first four months of the battle of
British Carnlry Engaged
British cavalry is now taking
part In the drive toward Cam-
b -i and the Belgian border be-
yond. aite the British attacked on a
front of 3- miles oetween St.
Quentin and the Scarpe their
main effort was on a 1 mile front
west and southwest of Cambrai.
where an advance of more than
five miles has been mnde. At
Cantalng and Noyelles. the British
are within three miles of Cam-
brai and on the south they are at
Crevecour. four miles away. The
Scheldt canal has been gained as
have towns on the Scheldt or
1E'caut river whose valley ex-
tends nortneast through Belgium
Itallani Hold Fast
What effect the British drive
will have on the Austro-German
invasion of Italy is not yet ap-
parent but the Italians are hold-
ing tenaciously to their positions
and the Invaders have not been
able to make a marked gain in
French Make a Gain-
French troops have carried out
a successful attack on a front of
two-thirds of a mile between Cra-
onne and Berry-Au-Bac. German
defences were captured and ITS
prisoners fell into French hands.
British lrea on Jeruftalein
In Palestine. Gen. Allenby's
force is within five miles of Jeru-
salem on the northwest and six
miles on the west. It Is not yet
clear whether the Turks intend to
defend Jerusalem but If they
should do so. the defending force
seemingly is In great danger of
oeing cut on irom tne north and
LHl LU Ul La SI L. Ill S U
flllD BOTH PROVE ENTIRE SUCCESS
Attacks Are Made in Conjunction With Great British
Drive and Are for Purpose of Keeping Germans En-
gaged So as to Render Them Afraid to Send Ex-
tensive Reinforcements Againstthe British.
PARIS France. Nov. 22. The French today held every foot of ground
gained in a dash which accompanied the vastly greater British dne.
but which was nearly lost sight of in that momentous undertaking.
Tuesday morning the French made an attack under barrage just south
of St. Quentin. A gain was effected. Yesterday the French made a strong
attack in the region to the north of Craoane and Berry-au-Bac on a front
of about two-thirds of a mile and penetrated the German positions to an
average depth of two-thirds of a mile.
STRONG DEFENCES CAPTURED.
Strong defences were captured and 1 75 Germans who were not killed
and could not retreat were taken prisoners.
Last night the Germans made a determHted counter attack to wk back
mis valuable ground. The war office announces today that the enemy was
repulsed with serious losses.
KEEP GERMANS ENCAGED.
These blows have served the Duroose of
I keeping them from rushing their reserves to reinforce the section between St
yuenun ana me ccarpe nver wtuch
Say the German Warships
x orcea tne isntisn 'ieet
to Retire Damaged
Berlin. Germany. 'Wednesday. Nov.
! The German admiralty has issued
the following; statement on the recent
engagement near Heligoland:
in the engagement during the
British advance into the German bight
Saturday there participated on the
English side in addition to a large
number of small cruisers and destroy
ers according to reliable observations
by German naval forces and atr
p lanes six large fighting vessels
ships of the line or battle cruisers.
"The British naval commander as
opposed to the renort of the EntfOi
admiralty which speaics only of light
lorces. win not Do uncertain on this
"The advance of the British was
opposed quickly by the Germans with
adequate forces which caused the
enemy to retire. According to re
liable observations by German forces
a number of hits on enemv ahtn b.h
destroyers were obtained. German'
airplanes also took Dart in the f iirht
anu oomoaraea tne large English
W I. .
The British admiralty's report of
this engagement said the German
naval forces promptly took flight and
were chased by the British ships un-
til they disappeared behind the pro-
tection of their own mine fields.
GERMANS FORCED TO FIGHT
OR BE SHOT BY OFFICERS
British Headquarters in France.
Nov. ".-HiustraTions of tie changing
attitude of many German soldiers to-
ward the war are contained in cap-
tured diaries. Describing the deoaf-I
ture of draft men from . I
the author on one diary writes:
"First battalion is to supply draft
of 99 men. To conduct them to their
station .iut men are detailed some
with rifles to escort draft others to
art as pickets. Is it not a scandal that 1
our hoys in field grzy are led out into
the field to fight and cue their live I
tor the fatherland like criminals to I
me Hangman or worse iiae cattle to i " now may ne searchin-i ror prey in
the slaughter?" the south Pacific is indicated in a
Another diary related how the men I cablegram re.-elved here today frojr
of the company refused to obey the J Sydney N. S. W.
orders of their lieutenant and only i A report from Rabaul said a steam -did
so when the captain declared he I 'r closely resembling the missini.-
would have one man In every four 1 Mattunga but painted slate color hid
shot unless the orders were obeved. been sighted In different places b
THREE OFFICErTaND 18 MEN "nT. eSnWEKd .S'rei
LOST WITH U. S. DESTROYER! outTereiignn5"ui'sle..ilu:
irasningion. 1 t. SOT. ZZ. Lieut.
t-om. nailer E. He no. the command-
ing officer his two Junior officers.
Lieut. Charles F. Wedderburn and en-
s'trn Harry G. Skinner jr.. and IS en-
listed men were lost in the sinking of
the American torpedo boat destroyer
Chauncey in a collision in the nr
zone Monday morning the navv de-
partment was advised yesterday by
vice admiral Sims.
GERMANS PROTEST AGAINST
B IRREB ZONE REGULATION
New Tork. Nov. it. President Wil-
son's proclamation forbidding enemy
aliens to approach within 190 vards
of water fronts brought scores of
prosperoi . Germans to the office of
United States marshal Vcfurthv yes-
terday pleading that their business
would be ruined if the rule is en-
forced. "Show citizenship Daners or ret ont
of the zone." was marshal McCarthy's
advice to his visitors.
That Are Useful
the British are breaking through.
Tirpitz Says It's 'Disadvan-
tasreous': Then Savs It
Amsterdam. Holland. Xo
"America's entry into the war is d.-
advantageous to us in moral ir.
many other ways" said admiral von
Tirpitz former German minister o?
marine addressing a meeting of th
Fatherland party at Dresden. "We
ought to have reckoned with the fact
that the American trust magnate-
were bound to desire our defeat.
"I regret that we did not remain
firm in the face o president Wilson s
threats. If we had done so things
probably would have been very dif-
ferent but now we must take their
as they are.
"I would point out. however that
from a military viewpoint America's
entry Into the war is of little signlf.-
cance to us because it is the tocnacv
question that is decisive."
The admiral expressed regrets that
Germany had been late in using that
iwwenm economic weapon the U-
boat. bnt said that notwithstandirt;
all the counter measures which the
aelay gave Britain time to develo;..
Germany would be successful if the
stuck to their guns.
RUSSIAN CAUCASUS TROOPS
BEAT TURKS; CAPTURE 1600
Petrograd. Russia Nov. The
Russia Caucasus armies have won a
marked success against the enem--(Turks)
along the River PyaU ac-
cording to information reaching- th
' delegated rmen s"s
i The Russians started n t.v i
overcam the TeSemv r?nrE!5?fl'
of tnS f th?A."p'"rn.
...v. 7L . ' . . muttif
11 . K
is said to be
JIISSIXG SniP M T BE
USED AS A RUDER NOW
San Francisco CaL. Nov. 22. That
the British steamer- fitinn.. .
have been captured by mettbers of the
crew or the German raider Seeadle-
Engine Soot Ties
Up Telegraph Line
Mansfield Ore.. Nov. 22.
Trouble that has beset a new line
of the Western Union Telegraph
company 'between Eugene. Ore.
and Marshfield since it was con-
structed and which had been a
puzzle to electricians. 13 believed
to have been solved It has been
found that where the wires run
through a 4300-foot railroad tun-
nel the insulators nave been mads
conductive by soot from locomo-
tives. Now employes of the tele-
graph company go over the line
within the tnnnel and wipe awav
the soot collections at regular
intervals and telegraphic com-
munication ! uninterrupted
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