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Roosevelt Given Relic
Of Son's Fatal Flight
; .New York. Oct. 28. Col. Theo
dore Roosevelt was presented to
day with a portion of the seat of the
airplane in which his son, Lieut.
Quentin Roosevelt, was killed while
flying in France. The Rift was made
by Arthur E. Hungerford, a re
turned Y. M. C. A. officer. The
parts of the plane were discovered
on the flyer's grav after the Ger
" man's had been driven Trtmi that
The Omaha Daily -Bee
VOL. 48. NO. 114.
Entered Mceatf-eliM matter May 24. 1906 at
Omaha P. 0. uader act of March 3. 1879
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i Toy Makers Ask Ban
On German Made Goods
New York, Oct. 28. Immediate
passage by congress of a law pro
hibiting the landing at American
" ports of Gertnan-niaile toys or other
German-made merchandise "until
the central empires have submitted
to an allied peace," was urged in a
resolution adopted at a convention
here today of the Toy Makers asso
ciation of America. The resolution,
which denounced "the unspeakable
outrages perpetrated by the same
bloody hands that fashioned these
Joys," expressed the hope that "all
oyal Americans would steadfastly
refuse to accept, distribute or use
toys made by this nation of fiends."
Rector and His Two Sons
Executed by Bolsheviki
Stockholm. Oct. 28. The bodies
of Rector Orustzaky of the Kazan
cathedral of Petrograd and his two
'Jons, lieutenants, have been found
.floating in the Neva river, according
to a dispatch from the Russian
capital. The men, who had been
held as hostages, were executed by
, the bolsheviki, it is asse-ted.
Berger and Four Other
-Socialist Leaders Indicted
Milwaukee, Wis.. Oct. 28. Victor
Berger was included in more than
50 indictments recently returned by
- the federal grand jury, it was an
nounced today. Besides Berger,
-others indicted are E. T. Melms.
'Oscar Ameringer, Louis A. Arnold
and Miss Elizabeth Thomas. Berger.
Melms and Ameringer are candi
dates for congress; Arnold is a
member of the state legislature and
Miss Tnonias is an official of the so
cialist organization. The indict
ments charge they conspired taid
men subject to selective service to
avoid' service; to send matter
through the mail in violation of the
espionage act and to urge persons
subject to the draft not to respond.
Rickenbacher Credited
. With 22 Aerial Victories
With the American Army North
west oi Verdun. Oct. 28. Capt. Ed
ward Rickenbacher of the American
flying forces, has received confirma
tion'of his secorrd victory over Ger
man airplanes in the intensive fight
ing of Sunday. This makes Ricken
bacher's total of enemy machines
disposed of 22. In Sunday's fighting
Rickenbacher had two encounters
with German flyers, but refused to
claim a victory in the first. Other
aviators and observers in complet
ing their reports today, however,
showed that Rickenbacher had sent
two of the enemy crashing, the first
machine inside the German line.
- Government to Probe
German Trade Plotting
. New York, Oct. 28. An exhaus
tive inquiry by government officials
into alleged plots of German indus
trial representatives for the re-establishment
of German trade in
America after the war will be started
here this w'eek. it was announced to
night. It was said that data already
has been colleWed showing the ex
penditure of large sums of money
toward carrying out; of these plots.
Walking Stick Left by
Germans Deadly Trap
With the American Army North
west of Verdun, Oct. 28. The
American troops are -still finding
mines and hidden explosives in
Chatel Chehery. The latest trap of
this kind was an innocent appearing
walking1 stick suspended at the en
trance of a dugout as if it had been
left by its hurriedly departing own
er. Investigation showed that a fine
wire ran from the cane to a point
jrf some nearby rocks, where it was
cdnnected with a 25-pound charge of
high explosive.
Pythians to Give Aid
To Disabled Soldiers
Chicago. Oct, 28. A fund of more
than $500,000 will be set aside by
the Supreme Domain of the Knights
of Pythias for the care and rehabili
tation of disabled and incapacitated
' soldier and sailors, according to the
action of the war commission of the
order today. The money had. been
collected for erecting huts at army
and navy cantonments, but it was
decided instead to use itfor the
direct benefit of the soldiers and
sailors. - Part of the money also will
. be used to carejor the widows and
orv-ums left by the Fighters.
Retreat in Big Salient North of Laon Forced by Success
of Thrust by French and Americans Between Oise
and Serre Rivers; Austrians Being Forced
Back Rapidly in Northern Italy.
' By the Associated Press.
While both1 Germany and Austria are seeking to secure
a cessation of hostilities and Turkey also is reported to be
favorably disposed toward peace, the entente allied troops
on all the battle fronts are giving no heed to peace proposals,
but are continuing without mercy to drive their foes before
them, and in all the battle zones the allies are meeting with
marked success.
111 I I ailVV WltildlJ uuuiv
is slowly disintegrating under the
violence of the allied offensive; in
northern Italy the Austro-Hungar-ian?
are being forced back by the
British, French" and Italians with
heavy losses in men killed, wounded
or made prisoners; near the shores
of the Adriatic in Albania the
Italians are driving the Austri
ans toward the Montenegro frontier,
while in Asiatic Turkey, both in
Syria and Mesopotamia, the British
are fast clearing the Turks from
their former strongholds.
Enemy Giving Way Steadily.
Although the Germans in France
and Flanders still are strenuously
resisting the allied attempts to
break their line, they are giving
away Steadily under the force of the
attacks. , In the other theaters there
apparently is not? the same disposi
tion to offer subbom denial of the
right pf Way, except possibly in the
mountain region of Italy, where an
attempt is being made by the allied
forces to open the back dpor into
Austria. -
South of Valenciennes, in France,
Field Marshal Haig's forces, not
withstanding stiff opposition, have
advanced their line in the general
operation, which has in view the
capture of Valenciennes, and press
ing toward Mons and Maubeuge in
the general converging movement
that is going on between Belgium
and the region north of Verdun.
Forte Retreat in Salient.
Further south, from the Oise river
to the region of Rethel, the French
have gained a signal victory by
forcing a retreat of the enemy in the
big salient north of Laon and are
threatening to cause the collapse oi
the entire German line eastward
through a fast turning movement.
American troops have been
thrown into the line near Rethei and
have advanced nearly a mile and
taken numerous prisoners. The
German war office admits the suc
cess of the thrust of the French be
tween the Oise and Serre rivers,
saying that the German lines were
withdrawn Sunday night to a front
west of Guise and east of Crecy.
Americans Bombard Longuyon
In connection with this general
movement the Americans northwest
of Verdun have begun an operation
which possibly may have important
results. For the first time since the
Americans entered the war they
(Continued on Page Tiro, Column One.)
an May Seek
To Reconcile North
And South China
Tokio, Oct. 28. (By Associated
Press.) It is believed that the Jap
anese government nas aeciaea 10
take the initiative toward effecting
a reconciliation between north and
south China by giving friendly ad
vice to tne president, ana leaumg
politicians of each side separately.
It is probable that tne aovice
, r .. . rt-r :n
given eacn lacuon in v-nina win uc
couched in purely friendly terms,
with the utmost care to avoid for
mal intervention.
Hindenburg Expected
To Be Sacrificed Next
To New German Regime
Amsterdam, Oct. 28. The ques
tion heard upon all sides is wheth
er Field Marshal von Hindenburg
will follow in the footsteps of
Ludendorff. The Rhenish West
phalian Zeitung of Essen claims
to know that he will BKthe next
sacrifice to the new regime.
The Essen Allgemeine Zeitung
mentions General von Lossburg,
chief of staff of the sixth army,
as. the successor of Ludendorff.
General von Lossberg is credited
with being the inventor of the
"movable defense system."
George Bernhard writing in
the Berlin Vossische Zeitung,
while acclaiming Ludendorff 4s
one of the saviors of the father
land from "enemy devastation,"
says the fact that he conceived
himself omniscient and omnipo
tent brought his doom.
Railroad Men Told to Vote Democratic1 in
Circular Letter Just Issued By Grace
Forces at Work Day and
Night Digging Trenches
and Stringing Electric
ally Charged Wires. '
By Associated Press.
With the American Army North
west of Verdun, Oct. 28. Although
the German army is making the
most desperate effort in the war's
history to prevent the Americans
from breaking through in the vital
Verdun sector, it is equally or more
fearful that there may be a breach
endangering Metz, with the conse
quent necessity of abandoning all
the territory still occupied and an
invasion of the German empire it
self. With division after division of
troops, machine guns and artillery,
the enemy is bitterly defending him
self west of Verdun. But it is with
an elaborately strong trench system
with rows of barbed wire and even
electrified wire, that he has fever
ishly working 'during the past few
weeks to make Metz invulnerable.
The sytem has been laid out
roughly, between Pont-A-Mousson,
hAvricourt and the river Seille, with
a parallel front from Uieminot to
The enemy's activity first showed
itself between Chafeau-Salins and
Moyenvic, where no less than five
(Continued on Page Two, Column Seven.)
Further evidence is being received
to discredit the democratic camou
flage pratii.g about politics being
adjourned in McAdoo's edict against
political activity in the railway
service. A counterpart of the presi
dent's recent appeal for votes on
November 5, comes to hand in the
form of a circular letter issued by
S. H. Grace, secretary-treasurer of
Division No. 1, Railway Employes
department, American Federation of
These circular letters, on the offi
cial stationery of the organization,
are addressed to "Railroad Em
ployes, State of Nebraska.
Instructed as to Vote.
In direct violation of the order
of Director General McAdoo, the
circulars proceed to importune the
recipients to "vote for all democratic
candidates for congress at this ti- e
in order to show that we as a class
are with our president," etc.
The inference is that men must
vote for democratic candidates to
show that they are with the presi
dent. No reference is made to the
republicans who have and are sup
porting the president.
Wage Increase Mentioned
Reference is made to increased
wages received by railroad em
ployes, who are reminded by Mr.
Grace that self-preservation is the
first law of nature." The demo
cratic candidate for United States
senator is referred to by name and
the statement is made that he favors
government ownership of railroads.
"It is therefore to your interest to
vote for him if you are of the same
Governor Neville is mentioned by
name and support for him is urged.
The governor is designated as a
"straightforward young man." " .
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lit wouici De interesting to note
what effect these Ittters will have
upon the intelligent men who com
prise Division No. 1, Railway
Employes department, American
Federation of Labor," was the com
ment of one of these men when he
read the communication, in a man
ner which did not indicate that he
was tickled to death.
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Omaha, neb.
CJ-irinl VfeUr,
October 2th. 1918.
To the Railroad Employee, Stale ol Nebraika. (
Greeting :
The Railway Employee! Department of the American Federation of Labor fa divided into two aectiona,
Mechanical aectinn and Traniportation aectioa, and at the promt time tlie Executive Officera of the Trans
portation Organization! and of the Shopmen' Organization ate noticing harmonioualy together and will
continue to do ao for the beat interest! of all concerned.
There ire no more loyal or patriotic eitizena of the eonntry than the Railroad Employee ai elan;
mirh haa been demonatnted time and again hy the purchase of Liberty Honda, War Saving! Stamp, dona
tion to the lied Crou. Knights of Columbus. V M. C A and other worthy cause.
You have been able to do o by the increased wage received, and willingly, have lengthened your
hour ofjfork iu accordance with the phn agreed upon between the Director General of Railroad nd the
President of the Railway Employees Department of the American Federation of Labor -
The working men and women have secured greater benefits from the administration of President
Wilson than ever before, and it is upon the coming election that I desire In call your attention, self preser
vation being the Oral law of nature
You no doubt do, or should, recall that the railroads of the country are under Federal control, and
fur a period of twenty-one njon'hs nfter the ternu'nsti n of the war, if the Kailrnad Etnploycea desire to see
lite Government continue the operation, and eventually own, these properties, we must commence at once to
prepare for the future
The State of Nebraska vote for United State Senator at the coming election, anil the one elected
will have a voice and vote on the reliniiishing of the railroads to private ownership or continuing them un
der Government control. The Democratic candidate for United States Senator. John H. Morehcad, has,
through the public press in answer to an iiuiuiry, stated that he favors Government operation of the rail:
roads. It is therefore to your interest to vote for him if you are of the same opinion
Making the world anfe for Democracy is the duly at are now interested in. regHrdlesa of the length
of time it may require to do it : ami in order to strengthen the administration of President Wilson, men
should be elected to Congress at this time who will co.inscl nnd work for him.
In view of the benefits already received from the present administration, we, ai Railroad Employe-,
should show our appreciation and vote for all Democratic candidates for Congress at this time in order to
show that we a class are with our President, Wood row Wilson, first, last, and all the time.
In conclusion, must also say a w ord in behalf of the candidacy of our present Governor, Keith Neil!e,
for re-election. During his term of office all will admit that he has had many dim-nlt problems to contend
with, and he has fulfilled every promise made prior to his election. With the' experience gained during his
first term, he is better 'justified to deal with the problems that will appear in the future.
Know ing him for many yeara as a straightforward young man, I have no hesitancy In asking you to
support him for his second term aa Governor of the State of Nebraska,
Assurance Given of Recognition of Rights of Czecho
slovaks and Jugo-Slavs; Revolution Spreading 1
and Emperor Charles Probably Forced to Ac
cept Any Terms Allies Choose to Impose..
With best wishes, I am
Yours fraternally. ,
s. nr. grace.
Secretary -Treasurer Pivisioi No, I
"Be Vigilant and Hold Fast"
Hindenburg's Plea to Army
With the American Army-Northwest
of Verdun, Oct. 28. "Hold
fast, an armistice has not yet been
concluded," is theword sent to the
German troops by Field Marshal
von Hindenburg, chief of the gen
e: staff, according to a captured
do.ument now in the hands of the
Americans. The German comman
der's appeal reads:
"German, soldie;3 he vigilant. The
word 'armistice is current in the
trenches and camps, but we have n't
yet reached-that point. To some
the word represents a certainty; to
others it is even a synonym of the
peace so long desired. They believe
that events no longer depend upon
them. Their vigilance is relaxed;
their courage and their endurance,
as well as their spirit of defiance to
ward the enemy, are diminished.
"We have not yet reached our
aim. The armistice has not been
concluded. The war is still ortthe
same war as ever.
"Now more than ever, you must
be vigilant and hold fast. You are
upon , the enemy's soil and on the
soil 6f Alsace-Lorraine, the bul
wark of our country. In his grave
hour, the fatherland relies on vou
for its prosperity and for its safety."
. ..v,v,.,.-.(
More Than 9,000 Austrians
Taken Prisoner in Often
sive on Italian Front
on Sunday.
Rome, Oct. 28. More than 9,000
Austrians were taken prisoner in
the operations on the Italian front
yesterday, according to the war of
fice announcement today. Fifty-one
guns were also captured.
The Italian and British troops
have crossed the Piave river, not
withstanding the resistance of the
In Albania the Italians have
reached the vicinity of Alessio, 20
miles southeast of Scutari.
The text of the communication is
sued by the war office foliows:
"Our army in conjunction with
allied contingents, has crossed the
Piave river by force of arms, en
gaging in bitter battles the enemy,
who strove desperately to bar the
"Between the slopes and height?
of Valdobbiadene and the mouth of
the Soligo torrent our infantry as
sault troops passed during the night,
under violent fire, to the left bank
of the river, broke into the enemy's
front lines and carried them.
"Supported by the fire of the ar
tillery on the right bank they gained
ground and repulsed enemy counter
attacks throughout the day.
"To the south tne 10th army, tak
ing advantage of the successes of
the British at Grave Di Pappado
polo, compelled the enemy to re
tire and repulsed two counter at
tacks in the direction of Borgo
Malanotte and Roneadelle. The
prisoners taken yesterday aggre
gated more than 9,000. Fifty-one
guns were captured.
"Allied aircraft "with extreme dar
ing, attacked the enemy troops from
low altitudes.
"In local - fighting on Monte
Grappa 150 prisoners were taken.
The enemy heavily attacked on
Monte Pertica and obtained a foot
hold in the Italian positions
although at great sacrifices. Later
the Italian infantry in severe fight
ing drove out the enemy and re
gained the lost positions.
"In Albania, our advance euards.
rhaving overcome the resistance of
the enemy have crossed "the Mati
river and are marching on Alessio."
Roosevelt Denounces Attempt
by Administration to
to Make War Po
litical Issue. -
New York, Oct. 28. Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt declared in an
address tonight that it was "the ver
iest nonsense that even partisanship-.
can conceive" to state that failure
to return a democratic congress
this fall would be interpreted by the
allies and Germany "as being a re
pudiation of the war aims of this
Speaking before the republican
club at Carnegie hall to urge the
success of the republican state ticket
here in New York and of the repub
lican congressional ticket through
out the union the former president
asserted that "what we need is an
American congre.s, a congress of
straightout Americans and not a
congress of rubber stamps."
"We republicans pledge ourselves
to stand by the president so long
as he stands by the American peo
ple and to part company from him
at any point where in our judgment
he does not stand by the people,"
he said. "This is the people's gov
ernment, this is the people's war,
and the peace that follows shall be
the people's peace."
Senators Highly Thought Of.
Quoting a press dispatch to the
effect that republican senators such
as McCumber, Nelson and Lodge
"are as highly thought of in France
today as are the American generals,"
Colcnek Roosevelt declared that
"nine times out of 10, this adminis
tration has never led the people,
has been reluctantly forced forward
into action by criticism against
which it has violently protested"
(Continued on rage Two, Column Two.)
Lille is- Left With
Scant Food Supply
by Retreating Huns
Washington, Oct. 28. Food sup
plies for the civilian poulation of
the Lille region of France are at an
extremely low stage and only en
ergetic measures by the commission
for relief in Belgium will prevent
much distress during the coming
Dispatches received today at the
effices of the commission here said
the present supply of, food in the
region cannot possibly last more
than two weeks. All communica
tion ''systems were destroyed by the
retreating Germans, and motor lor
ries must be depended upon to bring
up the needed supplies. Much sick
ness also is reported in the Lille
region and conditions there were de
scribed as even worse than in the
adjacent Belgian area.
. ' - " J-
Huns Retaliate for Firing Upon
Their Lines of Communi
cation by Shelling
Back Areas.
By Associated Press.
With the American Army North
west of Verdun, Oct. 28. There has
been intense activity along the en
tire front late-today. The Germans
have been nervously shelling the
back areas, firing- two shells where
one was dropped cftiring the last two
In retaliation for the firing by the
American long range guns upon
vital German lines of communication
in the rear, the Germans today shell
ed Verdun and places in that region
with a gun of large caliber.
The Bois De Belleu again is in the
hands of the Americans. Fierce
fighting has continued east of the
Meuse where the Germans are cling
ing desperately to hill 360 southeast
of Crepion, using machine guns and
artillery lavishly. The hill com
mands the entire district.
The Americans have extended
their positions in the southern end
of the Bois De Bourgognf! better
ing their line to the east. The Belle
joyeuse fartu is no man's land.
In repulsing a local attack in the
region of hill 204, north of Grandpre,
the Americans took a few prisoners
and several machine guns.
Long Range Guns Formidable.
The gun used in shelling of Lon
guyon is said to be infinitely more
formidable than the big gun with
which the Germans bombarded
Paris, though its range probably is
not as great.
The big guns were ready for use
sometime ago, but could not be
used because bad weather prevented
the necessary support by aviators.
The sky ndw has been clear for two
The results of the bombardment
have not yet been announced.
The use of these bng range guns
has been awaited eagerly ever since
the Americans advanced to a point
from which the guns could reach the
vital railroad.
For days the guns have been on
the American sector maneuvering
for positions from which they might
successfully bombard the Sedan-Carignan-Montmedy-Longunon
The cutting of this line, toward
which the Americans have been
pressing constantly, would mean the
virtual collapse of the entire German
front to the Dutch border. Even to
interrupt the railroad intermittently
would be a huge gain, since most of
the German relief divisions sent
against the Americans have been
brought in over that line.
Observers report that extensive
destruction to railroad sheds and
other German military buildings was
(Continued on Pag Tro,Colum Blx.)
Washington, Oct. 28. While Germany's latest note
to President Wilsonwas being delivered to the State depart
ment today through the Swiss legation,- cable dispatches
from Europe brought information that the Austro-Hun-garian
government had caused another communication to
tions for peace and an armistice be entered into without
awaiting the results of the Exchanges with Germany.
The Vienna government asserted
that it adhered to the same point of ,
view expressed by the president in
his last communication upon the
rights of the Austro-Hungaran peo
ples, especially those of the Czecho-,
Slovaks and Jugo-Slavs, and re
quested that he begin overtures
witn tne allied governments with a
view to ending immediately hostili
ties on all Austro-Hungarian fronts. ;
German Note Arrives.
The official text of the German
note received today did not differ
materially from ibe nnnffirial wr
sionas received by cable. No offi- '
cial comment was forthcoming. Re
garding the renewed assurance in
the German note that the constitu
tional stfucfaif-tKeGerfnan gov
ernment has been and is being
changed to democratic TlnesV it is
pointed out that the truth of this
statement and the scope of the
changes already made or projected
after all are matters to be dealt
with in connection with peace and
not in arranging an armistice.
Socialist Intimates German
Emperor Will Have to
Face Trial Before Crim-.
inal Court. .
Amsterdam, Oct. - 28. Exciting
scenes occurred In the German
reichstag during the proceedings of
the house on Friday and Saturday.
Outspoken speeches were indulged
In he course of the discussion the
Polish deputy, vKofrantz, declared
that in Chemnitz alone the war raw
materials department sold' 8,000,000
marks woi of carpets and other
goods taken from Poland. Seven
hundred thousand poor Polish peo
ple were carried off to Germany,
where they led the life of slaves,
while Brig.-General Pilsudski, (of
the Polish legion), whom the Polish
nation regarded highly, was still
held in the fortress at Magdeburg,
despite all appeals. The deputy
"We are not blaming the German
people for these persecutions, but
German militarism. We extend the
hand of reconciliation to the Ger
man people for the common weal."
"The question cannot longer be
evaded," said Dr. Cohn, independent
socialist; "war with the Hehenzol
lerns or peace without the Hohenzol
lerns. World revolution will follow
or world imperialism and world mili
tarism, and we will overcome them.
We extend our hand to our friends
beyond the frontier in this strggle."
The speech was received with such
commotion as cries of "shame,"
and applause, that the vice president
threatened to have the chamber
Another socialist, Oto Ruehle, was
called to order for declaring that
the emperor must abdicate. He re
torted: "A call to order won't save him,
from the criminal court."
The house debated the bill amend
ing the constitution which was
passed Saturday. Several speakers
displayed anxiety to show that the
reforms were not dictated by the
enemy, but had been advocated since
the spring of 1917.
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Text of Austrian Note.
Basel, Oct. 28. (By Associated
Press.) The text of the Austrian
reply to President WUson reads:
"Austro-Hungary, accepting all
the -conditions the president has laid
down for the entry into negotiations ,
for an armistice ahd peace, no ob
stacle exists, according to judgment
of the Austro-Hungarian govern- "
ment, to the beginning of these ne-v
Seek Immediate Armistice.
"The Austro-Hungarian govern
ment declares itself ready, in conse
quence, without awaiting the result
of other negotiations, to enter into
negoiations upon peace between
Austro-Hungary and the states in
the opposing group "and for an im
mediate armistice upon all Austro
Hungarian fronts.
"It asks President Wilson to be
so kind as to begin overtures on
this subject."
In the case of the Austrian com
munication now supposed to be on
its way to Washington through the-
medium ot the bwedish government,
it also was noted that the effort was
made to show that Austria has com
plied vith the president's demand
for the recognition of the rights of
the Czecho-Slovaks and Jugo-Siavs
and other oppressed nationalities-in
.."aula. xi uucs iiui appear inal
the comolete indenendence of thfSK
people has been guaranteed and
probably "sufficient assurance must,
ue had on that point before the Aus
trian proposals will be transmitted
to the entente powers for submis
Sinn tfl the militarv vnprte '
... j .j.
Emperor Charles Helpless. J -
Because of the wide extent of the
disaffection in the" dual empire, de
velopments iii that quarter are be
lieved to be fraught with greater
possibilities in the way of peace
than in Germany, and in some offi
cial quarters the opinion freely is
fully realizes that he must submit
to any terms which the entente
powers and America choose to im
pose and that at present he is seek
ing simply to secure the least oner
i ous and humilitatinp. He will ha .
(Continued on Page Twc,, Column Four.)
Wilhelm Willing
To Take Job Like
King of-England s
London, Oct. 28. Emperor Wil
liam has no intention- of abdicating,
but is willing, if it is for the good
of the people, to ordain that his
rights shall be re-framed, according
to a statement attributed to German
court circles. The emperor is said
to have remarked:
"I will not abandon my 'sorely
tried people, but if necessary, I am
ready to become something like
hereditary president of a Germaa
republic like the kings of Engltj-i
Belgium and Italy. - T
V X - ;. v ". ' .