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Last Boats Being Towed From Belgian City Toward
Selzaete Near Dutch Frontier; Several Thousand
Prisoners Taken by British in New Attack
South of Valenciennes.
(Continued from Page One.)
of the military
Amsterdam, Oct. 23. The evacuation of Ghent, Bel
gium, is in full swing, according to a dispatch to the lele
graf from Sasvangent. The last boats in Ghent are being
hastily towed toward Selzaete, near the Dutch frontier south
of Sasvangent, the dispatch adds.
X London, Oct. 23. Over the entire front held by the
British further gains have been made by Fie!d Marshal
Haig's men from the region south of Le Cateau to the Scheldt
river according to the British official communication issued
v At some places enemy positions to a depth of more than
three miles were penetrated, numerous villages were taken
and several thousand prisoners and many guns were cap
With the British Army it. r ranee
v and Belgium, Oct. 23. The British
third and fourth armies today
smashed through strong German de
fensive positions south of Valen
ciennes. They- gained ground to a
depth of more than 5,000 yards on
an extended front, capturing many
, important villages and several
thousand prisoners, together with
numerous guns and driving a wedge
into the enemy positions at what
probably is the most vital point of
the lines the Germans are holding.
Fighting Desperate.
The fighting was of a desperate
naturep, the German machine gun
ners holding out to the last. Large
numbers of the enemy were killed.
The advance continues and the
menace to the Germans to the north
and south of the front attacked is
hourly growing. Further retreats
are expected.
North of the thyd and fourth
armies the British first army con
tinued its attacks and reached posi
tions well to the northeast of Valen
ciennes, which is gradually being
squeezed out. It is probable that
the Germans have already evacuated
that town. 1
British Approach Lequesnoy.
The British are approaching Le
quesnoy and were only about three
miles from the gates of that place,
according to latest reports andwere
still advancing.
' The heaviest fighting seems to
have been in L'Eveque wood, which
is still being cleared ip, although
the British have passed completley
around it andare before the great
Mormal forest. On the edge of this
the Germans were reported to be
, concentrating at Preux.
Catillon was taken early in the
fighting by assault. Or is in British
hands.: The Germans before retreat
ing blew up all the bridges over the
canal between Catillon and Ors.
One corps holding the center of
the fourth army front opposite Le
Cateau had taken 500 prisoners early
tn the day.
Secretary Baker Bars
' Lawmakers From Army
New York, j Oct. 23. Secretary
Baker has decided that members
of congress can best serve their
country by remaining in office, and,
tfter a conference with President
Wilson, asserted that no more law
makers would be allowed to join
the army, according to a statement
tonight by Representative John J.
Delaney of the Seventh New York
Mr. Delaney said that after he
had been recommended for a lieu
tenancy in the quartermaster's
corps, he had failed to receive or
ders to report for duty. On in
terviewing Mr. Bakef, he said, he
was informed that he would not be
granted a commission even if he
resigned from office.
"Mr. Baker asked me what would
happen to the country if all the
members of congress , decided to
go fnto the army, and pointed out
that j appropriation bills must be
passed, Mr. Delaney continued.
Former Evangelist x
Killed in Auto Accident
Beatrice, Neb., Oct. 23. (Special
, Telegram.) Rev. C. T. Coombs, un
til recently an evangelist , for the
Nazarene church, but who had been j
traveling for a Chicago Photo Sup- j
ply company, was killed in an auto j
accident near Milo, la., today, ac-.
cording to a telegram received here .
tonight by Mrs. Coombs. Mr. Coombs j
was 49 years of age and leaves a j
widow and six children. He former- (
ly was pastor of the Methodist1
church at Chadron, Neb. The re
mains will be brought here for in
He reminds the Germans that the
power- of the king of Prussia (the
kaiser) to control the policy of the
empire is unimpaired and concludes
with the warning that if this power
is to be dealt with, the United
States and the allies can demand
nothing but surrender.-
As the note was dispatched, Sec
retary Tumulty at the White House
gave emphasis to the assurance
given by all the members of the
government that no interruption of
the military program is con
templated by correspondence be
tween Secretary Baker and Presi
dent Wilson showing that more
than 2,000,000 Amerioan soldiers
have been embarked for the war
Approved by Officialdom.
Approval of the president's ac
tion was voiced everywhere among
officials, who declared that the note
demanded the surrender upon which
America and the allies insist, and
at the same time held up to the
German people a picture of their
situation in a way likely to hasten
their rise to throw out the kaiser
and his war lords completely.
It was late in the evening when'
word that Secretary Lansing would
see newspaper men at 9 o'clock fol
lowed a conference between Mr.
Lansing and Secretary Tumulty.
Allies in Accord.
How the note is received by the
people of allied countries will be
awaited with the greatest interest.
So far as the allied governments
are concerned it is assumed that
they have been informed and are
in entire accord with the culminat
ing step on the president's policy.
Exchanges have been going on
since the witeless version of the
German reply to the presicfeniwas
picked up Monday. -
The official translation into Eng
lish made at the Berlin foreign of
fice and delivered with the German
text docs nt differ materially in
any particular from , the ""-wire'ess
version, and slight verbal differ
ences in the letter teidint: to nake
more obscure . some rather vague
phrases in lie original mav have
been due to errors in ttunsmission.
Official Text of German .Note.
The English translation of the
German reply to President Wil
son, prepared in Berlin and for
warded through the Swiss le
gation ,here was made public to
night, by the State department.
It does not differ materially from
the wireless version;sent out from
Germany and fails to clear up what
were regarded as vague phrases in
that part c$ the note in which an
armistice is discussed.
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Thomas VLawson Injured
; By Overturning of His Car
far1hnro. Mass.. Oct. 23. Thom
as W. Lawson, Boston financier and j
independent candidate for United .
States senator, was injured when .
his limousine was overturned on the :
state foad in Northboro late today. :
" He sustained two broken ribs and
several body bruises.
Women In Parliament
' Is Favored by Commons
Loudon, Oct. 23. The House of
rYimmnna dnnted a resolution to
day in favor of women sitting in !
. Parliament." ihe resolution was
passed by a majority of 249.
Leather Pool Arranged
fashington,Oct. 23. An inter
national pool of hide and leather is
and the United States with the
executive sitting in Washington,
Chairman Baruch of the War In
dustries board announced today. :
Ukrainian Ministry Resigns.
London. Oct. '23. The British
wireless press says the entire Uk-j
rainian ministry "has resigned.
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German Chancellor Requests
People to Avoid Debate
Until U. S. Reply is
London, Oct. 23. -The
lierman reicnstag, alter a
short debate, adopted unan
imously a resolution approv
ing the statement made to it
by Prance Maximilian, the
chancellor, according to an
Exchange Telegraph dis
patch from Amsterdam. The
resolution also expressed
confidence in the new chancellor.
Copenhagen, Oct. 23. Peace con
versations between Berlin and
Washington have reached a critical
point, according to Prince Maximil
ian, the German imperial chancellor,
speaking before the Reichstag yes
terday. In the course of his ad
dress he urged that debate on the
situation be restricted as much as
loday. therefore, 1 am going to
say only this regarding the interna
tional situation: Ihe president s first
answer to the peace move of the
German government has in all coun
tries brought the questions of a
peace of justice or a peace oi vio
lence to the highest point," he continued.
"President Wilson's last note did
not make clear to the German peo
ple how this public agitation will
end. His next answer will perhaps
bring definite certainty. Until then
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our actions prepare fdr both event-1
uauties hrst that tne enemy gov
ernments are anxious for war, in
which case there is no choice for us
but to put ourselves in a posture of
defense with all the strength of our
people driven to the last extremity."
Call for Defense,
"Should this necessity arise, I
have no doubt that the German gov
ernment in the name of the German
people will issue a call for national
defense in the same way
spoke for the German people when
it took action for peace. He who
honestly took a stand on the basis
of peace will also undertake the duty
of not submitting to a peace of vio
lence without a fight. The govern
ment which would act otherwise
would be left to the mercy of the
fighting and working people. It
would be swept away by public opin
"There is also another possibil
ity. The German people must riot
be blindly brought to the confer
ence table. The German people to
day has the right to ask, if peace is
realized on the basis of President
Wilson's conditions, what they mean
for our future. Our answers to the
president's question must be framed
on the German people's understand
ing of that question. What it now
wants is clearness.
"The decirion will be of tremen
dous import. It will not be - our
strength that will decide, but it will
be what is thought to be right in
free discussion. This is a great efv
fort for a proud people, accustomed
to victory. The legal questions in
volved will not stop at our national
boundaries, which will be never of
our own accord open for violence.
Internal Questions.
"The principles upon which we
have agreed as a rule of conduct
also involve internal questions.
From many quarters it has been rep
resented to me that an acceptance
of President Wilson's conditions
would mean submission anti-Ger-
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But music does much more than
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(maVe your home more attractive to
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are some of the reason why the
government did not put the manu
facture of Pianos on the "non es
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same style and make of Piano.
New Upright' Pianos $250
New "Apartment" Grand Piano $528
New Player Pianos '; . . ,$478
New Pianola Player Piano .... $578
N. B. Used Upright Pianos,
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man submission to an anti-German
court of justice, which would decide
legal questions entirely from the
viewpoint of its own interests. If
that is the case, why then is it the
extreme apostles of force in the en
tente fear the council chamber as
the guilty fear the court of jus
tice?" "The essence of President Wil
son's program for a league of na
tions cannot be achieved when all
peoples have not the right of na
tional self determination. This real
ization of community law means the
abondonment of part of the unquali
fied independence which hitherto has
been the indication of sovereignty,
both by us and others. Should we
at home maintain as fundamental the
national egoism which until a short
time ago was the dominating force
of the people's life, there would be
no restitution and' no renovating for
us. There would be a feeling of bit
terness which would cripple us for
Opposition Acknowledged.
"But if we comprehend that the
significance of this frightful war is,
above1 all, victory for the idea of
justice and if we do not resist this
idea, but submit with all good faith.
then we shall find in it a cure for
our present wounds and a reservoir
of future strength."
Reichstag May Stop War.
Announcement was made by the
chancellor of a bill making the
Reichstag responsible for war and
peace, the measure to become ef
fective when the project for a league
of nations .should become operative.
The extaordmary war-time meas
ures, the chancellor explained, could
not yet be dispensed with, but they
could be carried out only by the
chancellor, who would be responsi
ble to the Reichstag in their applica
"His majesty's decrees, which I
announced recently, now have been
issued," he went on. "They con
cern not only the censorship, the
right of public meeting and restric
tions on personal liberty, but have
to do with economic, social and po
litical matters.
"If local military commanders
disagree with the civil authorities,
the decision must be reported im
mediately by the highest comman
der, who will not be able to promul
gate any decision to which agree
ment is not given by myself or my
representative, namely, Secretary of
Mate Groeber.
"Care will be taken that the state
of siege is maintained in the spirit
in which I assumed the function?
of the government and in which I
am resolved to discharge them."
Prince Maximilian said that he
would not deny that heavy opposi
tion in Germany must be conquered
before the ideal league of nations
could be released, but. he continued,
"whether the next few days or
weeks shall call us to fight on, or
open the way to peace, there is no
doubt we are now equal to the task
of either war or peace by carrying
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out the government's program and
definitely breaking away from the
old svstem.
The imperial chancellor then dis
cussed electonal and parliamentary
reform. He cited bills before the
Reichstan. one of which enables
rnembers of the house to enter the
government without resigning and
another orooosine a change in the
laws regarding the responsibility of
the chancellor. He continued:
Alsace Government.
"Deputies will take part in the di
rection of imperial policy and in tne
name of the chancellor will be re
sponsible without being ministers.
Thus a new way is opened for ar
riving at responsible conduct of im
perial affairs the parliamentary
"We are convinced that it will
supply, not only the government, but
indirectly parliament, with precious
forces from the people which have
hitherto not been utilized."
Prince Maximilian said he hoped
soon to announce results of pre
liminary negotiations to obtain a
legal extension of the chancellor's
responsibility, to be secured by the
formation of a state tribunal.
"The new system," he said, "in
volves, as a natural consequence, a
new mode of government in Alsace
Reichstag to Be House.
Speaking qf the powers to be
vested in the Reichstag under the
terms of the new measure, the
chancellor said the bill provided
for the compulsory embodyment in
the constitution of the fundamental
idea of the.jiew form of govern
ment. He said the effect would be
to make the Reichstag the people's
house of representatives, which
would be responsible in the decis
ion of the most important ques
tions for the nation, namely of
peace and war.
"That means peaceful develop
ment of the empire and the relations
with other powers," he continued.
"In such an extension of the peo
ple's rights the imperial government
is willing to lend a hand when a
league of nations has taken prac
tical form. When such a league
puts an end to alt secret separate
treaties I am confident that all agree
ments will be amplified in this
Praises Elections.
The chancellor said the German
nation long had possessed political
rights which its neighbors envied.
He spoke in praise of the municipal
and Reichstag , elections and said
that, although the German people
had not made use of its power in
dealing with vital questions, the de
velopment which had occurred at
the end of September had changed
"Therein lies the guarantee of
the continuance and growth of the
new system," he added. "This is a
better and more real guarantee than
any law or paragraph."
-The German people, he declared,
must not resort to forms of gov
ernment which they did not in their
hearts believe in for the sake of for
eign countries or to meet the needs
of the moment.
"The enemy is at our gates," he
After paying tribute to the men at
the front, he added:
"Bad elements are to be found in
every army, but the fundamental
will of the people's army is opposed
to them."
People's Welfare Is Aim.
The chancellor declared it was
the aim of himself and his col
leagues to establish the political
authority of the German people.
The chancellor said that individ
ual members of the government at
first had different standpoints, but
now had been brought nearer to
gether. "The German people have long
been in the saddle," he said. "Now
it is to ride. Our, first and last
thought is for the brave men who
are defending themselves against
superior forces, and against whom
must defenji against unjust charges.
No one must think he can attack
our army without also attacking the
honor of our people.
"The lot of our soldiers today is
terribly hard. They fight with anx
iety for the home land, and with
their minds fixed on peace, and they
hold their ground. We trust and
thank them. We cry to them:
' 'The home line will not abandon
vou. What vou want, what it can
give in men, material and food, that
you shall have.' "
299 Deaths at Dodge
Camp in Nine Days
Des Moines, Oct. 23. (Special.)
According to figures received here
today from the War department at
Washington, there were 299 deaths
at Camp Dodge from Spanish "flu"
in the period from October 13 to
October 22.
Contlnned from Fare) One.)
northeast of Laon, except that they
have gained over a wide front, has
not yet become apparent, but it
brings appreciably nearer Montcor
net, the( last important railroad
junction in this region.
North and south of Valenciennes
Field Marshal Haig has continued
his attacks against the Germans and
everywhere made good progress.
Between Le Cateau and Solesmes a
sharp wedge has been driven into
the German line, threatening the
town of Maubeuge on the east and
outflanking Valenciennes on the
south. North of Valenciennes the
town of Bruay has been captured,
virtually making Valenciennes un-
Court Decides Texas
State-Wide Dry law
is Unconstitutional
Austin, Tex, Oct 23. The
court of criminal appeals In a
majority opinion held the state -wide
prohibition law unconsti
tutional. The opinion .is by
Judge Morrow, who holds that
this law is in conflict with the
local option feature of the constitution.
tenable for the enemy. To the north
of this region the British have
reached the west bank of the
Scheldt canal. 1
Already the British are in the
western outskirts of Valenciennes,
where hard fighting is in progress,
the Germans having posted machine
guns innumerable on the eastern
bank of the canal which runs to the
center of the city.
In northern Belgium the Germans
are still retiring. Unofficial reports
are to the effect that Ghent is being
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