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MRS. WILSON EXPECTED
AT PARIS WITH PRESIDENT
Paris. Nov. 17. (Havas)-Tlie
Echo de Paris says that Mrs. Wil
son will come to Europe with Pres
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FLOUR SUPPLY EXHAUSTED
Stockholm, Nov. 17. (By Asso
ciated Press) Reports from Hel
singfors say bread flour is exhaust
ed. The situation is said to be des
perate. 200 NAVAL CADETS DROWN
WHEN HUNS SINK VESSEL
Copenhagen, Nov. 17. Two hun
dred cadets and 10.5 sailor on the
German training ship, Schlesien,
were drowned when it was sunk by
two German battleships flying the
EX-EMPRESS TO JOIN
London, Nov. 17. The former
German empress and the wife of
the former German crown prince
will leave for Holland in a few days
on a special train provided "ffy the
workmen and soldiers' council, ac
cording to Potsdam reports re
ceived at Copenhagen "by the corres
pondent of the Exchange Tele
graph. HARBOR UNION WINS
STRIKE FOR WAGE INCREASE
Havana, Nov: 17 The strike of
Lhc Confederated Harbor unions,
which has held up shipping in Ha
vana Harbor tor the past 15 days
and which led to the recent general
strike, has been settled. The men
will return to work tomorrow, at an
increase of 20 per cent in wages for
dav work and 10 ner cent for nicht
work. Recognition of the union
will be granted.
RED MEN AFFLICTED
AND WITHOUT DOCTORS.
Salt Lake City, Nov. 17. Nine
Indians at the Goshute reservation
at Ibapah, near the Nevada state
line, are dead of influenza, accord
ing to word received here late today
by Dr. T. B. Keatty, state health
officer. The Indians are without the
services of a physician and an urg
ent appeal was sent to Salt Lake
for doctors and nurses. Dr. Beatty
announced ilhat it would be impos
sible to comply with the request
because of the scarcity of. doctors
ind nurses here, but promised re
lief as soon as help could be spaied.
GERMANY TO SEND ,
VESSELS TO U. S.
British Government Will Modify Blockade in Order to
Relieve Defeated Enemy; Report of Threat by
Wilson to Denounce Armistice Denied
Authoritatively at Washington.
LUXEMBURG MAY BE
TURNED INTO A REPUBLIC
Geneva, Nov. 17. The Lausanne
Gazette says it learns the people and
parliament of Luxemburg will de
mand the abdication of the Grand
Duchess of Luxemburg, who is con
sidered the symbol of German in
trigue. Trie members of the liberal
party desire the grand duchy trans
formed into a republic, attached to
The newspaper adds .that ' the
grand duchess, learning of the gen
eral opinion of the people of the
country, replied she would not ab
dicate till after-a general vote had
SPANISH "FLU" MORE
DEADLY THAN WAR.
Washington, Nov. 17. The feceat
epidemic of influenza in the United
States caused more deaths than oc
curred among the American expedi
tionary forces from all causes.
The census bureau anounced to
day that reports from 46 cities
having a combined population ot
23,000,000 showed 82,306 deaths
from influenza and pneumonia from
September 9 to November 9.
"Total casualties in the American
expeditionary .forces," said the an
nouncement, "have already been un
officially estimated at 100,000. On
the basis of the number thus far
reported, it may be assumed that
the deaths from all causes, includ
ing disease and accidents, are prob-
1 U. AZ nan s a n t n m A rM 1 t
not be more than 40 per cent of the
total casualties. On this assump
tion the loss of life in the American
expeditionary forces to date is about
. 40,000. or 45,000."
COL. AND MRS. ROOSEVELT
TO VISIT QUENTIN'S GRAVE.
New York, Nov. 17. Colonel
Roosevelt today authorized the an
nouncement that he and Mrs.
Roosevelt would visit the grave ot
their, son, Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt,
in France at the spot where he fell,
after his airplane had been shot
down by the Germans.
General March, chief of staff, c.
S. A., has consented that Lieuten
ant Roosevelt's body should remain
in the grave in which it was buried
by the Germana-and instructed Gen
eral Pershing to carry out Colonel
i Roosevelt's wishes.
In his letter to General March,
Colonel Roosevelt referred . to the
report that the American dead
would be taken home after the war
. and continued "Mrs. Roosevelt and
I wish to enter a most respectful
but most emphatic protest against
the proposed course so far as our
son, Quentin, is concerned. We
have always believed that
" 'Where the tree falls,
There let it lie.' " "
By Associated Press.
London, Nov. 17. The British government is arranging
for the departure to the United States of a number of Ger
man vessels fpr the purpose of bringing to Germany foodstuffs
which the allies will permit Germany to' receive.
Copenhagen, Nov. 17. According'?
to a Berlin dispatch to the Berhng
ske Tidende, f resident Wilson has
informed the German government
that maintenance of law and order
is. a pre-requisite of the armistice,
and that if the Russian bolshevik
representatives are received in Ber
lin the armistice agreement will be
Copenhagen Report Denied
Washington, Nov. 17. It was
stated authoritatively tonight that
Germany has not been informed by
President Wilson that the armistice
will be denounced if the Russian
bolshevik representatives are receiv
ed in Berlin.
No reference has been made to
the Russian bolshevik in any of the
diplomatic correspondence between
Washington and Berlin, it was said,
nor has the new German govern
ment been informed that the main
tenance of law and order is a pre
requisite of the armistice.
The only reference to the disturb
ed state of affairs in Germany made
by the president was said to have
been contained in Secretary Lan
sing's note of last' Wednesday in
forming the German government
that the president was ready to con
sider and take up with the allies the
matter of supplying food to Ger
many provided he could be assured
that "public order is being and will
continue to be maintained." '
It was assumed here tbat the Ber
lin dfspatch to the Berlingske Ti
dende was based on this note.
More Rulers Abdicate.
Copenhagen, Nov. 17. Dukjt
Cnarles Edward of Saxe-Coburg and
Gotha and Grand Duke Ferdinand
IV of Mecklinburg-Schwerin have
Former Grand Duke Ferdinand
lias arrived here with his English
born wife and children. The Dan
ism king, who is a brother of the
former grand duke, received the
Basel, Nov. 17. (Havas.) More
of the smaller German principali
ties have followed the example of
their larger neighbors and have tak
en steps toward establishing repub
lican forms of government.
Saxe-Meinijigen has been pro
claimed a republic and all estates
owned by princes are made public
A special dispatch from Karlsruhe
says that the provisional government
has announced that ' Grand Duke
Friederich II has abdicated, and
tliat Baden is a free republic. A
constituent assembly will later deter
mine the form ot government to be
German Warship Interns
in Stockholm Archipelago
Stockholm, Nov. 17. The German
armored coast defense vessel, Beo
wulf, arrived late last night in the
northern Stockholm archipelago
The vessel will be interned.
Other vessels of the German Bal
tic fleet are expected to arrive in
Eighty Persons Arrested
in Riots at Copenhagen
London. Nov. 17. Grave syndi
calist riots occurred in Copenhagen
Thursday night, according to an Ex
change dispatch. fcighty persons
were arrested, including Russian
subjects, the police acting rigorously
to quell th disorders.
Naon's Resignation Accepted.
Buenos Aires, Nov. 17. After a
special meeting today President Iri-
goyen-announced h had decided to
accept the resignation of Pr. Ro
mula Naon, Argentine ambassador
to the United States.
ORDER OF GOLD
STAR HAS ITS
BIRTH IN OM
President Sets Day for All
to Join in Giving Thanks
Call Tyler 1000
Ask for Mr. Bee
Want-Ad for the
Rent that room.
Sell that property.
Buy that used car.
" Buy, sell, swap
place, ' with Bee
Want - Ad Service
International in Scope, Mem
bership Being Open to All
Those Who Have Lost
. Relatives in War.
The International Order of the
Gold Star was organized Sunday
afternoon in the parlors of All
Saints' thurch, with Rev. T. J.
Mackay, president. Col. J. M. Ban
ister was chosen vice president and
Edward J. Hatch, secretary.
At the opening of the meeting
Rev. Mr. Mackay related the cir
cumstances of the inception of the
idea, as he was walking along the
street with his son. It seemed to
him that he heard a voice say, "Do
something that will forever keep in
memory the boys who went over
the top and made the supreme sac
rifice for the cause of liberty."
Turning to his .son he said, "Son,.
"Ibelieve I will organize the Order
of the Gold Star." He -said that all
through the following day the
thought clung to him and he de
cided to put it into action, with the
result that he called a meeting of
all who had lost sons or others a
husband in the war to meet in the
parlors of his church.
Order to Be International.
t Twenty-five people were present.
The organization was completed
and the executive committee given
power to proceed with the matter of
The "Order of the Gold Mar" is to
be international, with only persons
eligible to membership who are en
titled to weaf the gold star;fathers.
mothers, brothers, sisters, wives and
descendants of men who have fallen
n battle, or died in hospitals while
in the service of the United States
army, navy or aviation, or who
served in' like capacity in any simi
lar departments of the armies of
the allied nations.
The organization will be some
thing like the Grand Army of the
Republic. Its ..lemorial day will be
November 11, in commemoration of
the signing of the armistice.
Those present and who became
charter members of the order were:
Rev. T. J. Mackay, Mrs T. H.
Mackay. Col. J. M. Banister, Ed
ward J. Hatch, William Kennedy,
Frank A. Hughes, Mrs. Carl Wallin,
Peter F. Peterson, Mrs. Robert
Weigel, E. H. Barrett, John F. Sta
ley, Mrs. William Dox, Dr. Frank
T. Segbert, Marshal EberStein, Mrs.
Marshall Eberstein, M. J. Kessane,
F. K. Ether, E. Kurz, Geneve Kurz,
E. S. Weeks, George S. Weeks, U.
N. Pendleton, Thomas E. Wood.
Mrs. Thomas E. Wood, Richard
Wood. Randall C. Wood and Mrs.
After the organization M the in
ternational council, members organ
ized a local council, with Col. J. M.
Banister, president; Mrs. Charles
Offutt, vice president; Edward J.
Hatch, secretary-treasurer, and Rev.
Mr. Mackay, chaplain.
Otto Appointed to Post of
Austrian Foreign Minister
Copenhagen, Nov. 17. Dr. Otto
has been appointed Austrian foreign
minister, according td a dispatch re
k Washington, Nov: 17. President Wilson, in a procla
mation today, designated Thursday, November 28, as
Thanksgiving day and said this year the American people
have special and moving cause to be grateful and rejoice.
Complete victory, he said, has brought hot only peace, but
the confident promise of a new day as well, in which "Justice
shall replace force and jealous intrigue among the nations."
The proclamation follows :
It has long been our custom to turn in the autumn
of the year in praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God
for His many blessings and mercies to us as a nation.
This year we have special and moving cause to be grate
- ful and to rejoice. HSrod has in His good pleasure given
us, peace. It has not come as a mere cessation of arms,
a mere relief from the strain and tragedy of war. It has
come as a great triumph of right. Complete victory has
brought us, not peace alone, but the confident promise of
a new day as well, in which justice shall replace force
and jealous intrigue among the nations. Our gallant ar
mies have participated in a triumph which is not marred
or stained by another purpose of selfish aggression.
In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and
have nobly served their nation in serving mankind.
God has indeed been gracious. We have cause for such
rejoicing as revives and strengthens in us all the best
traditions of our national history. A new day shines
about us, in which our hearts take new courage and
look forward with new hope to new and greater duties.
While we render thanks for these things, let us not
forget to seek the Divine guidance in the performance of
those duties, and Divine mercy and forgiveness for all
errors of act or purpose, and pray that in all that we do
we shall strengthen the ties of friendship and mutual
respect upon which we must assist to build the new
structure of peace and good will among the nations;
I, Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States
of America, do hereby designate Thursday, the twenty
eighth day of November, next, as a day of thanksgiving
and prayer, and invite the people throughout the land to
cease upon that day from their ordinary occupations
and in their several homes and places of worship to ren
der thank3 to God, the ruler of nations.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand
and .caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done in the District sof Columbia this sixteenth day
of November, in the year of our Lord, one thousand,
nine hundred and eighteen, and of the independence of
the United States of America the one hundred and
forty-third. .... ' . . . - -
Allied Military Must
Take Steps to Enforce
Ajrtnistice at Brussels
London, Nov. 17. Confirmation
has been received here that Ger
mans are pillaging or destroying
property in the suburbs of Brus
sels.. Although the movement is
in no sense revolutionary, it is re
garded probable that allied mili
tary steps will be necessary to en
force the armistice'"
Advices received in London say
that the entry of the Belgian king
and queen into Brussels has been
Belgian Forces Enter Antwerp
and Are Within Sight of
Brussels; British Armies
LEFT BY GERMANS
Soldiers Start Blithely-for New Adventure, Many of
Them Newly Uniformed and All "Relished" as
Though for Inspection; Troops Advance Not
in Line of Battle, But in Columns. ,
Pope Denies Feeling Regret
Over Italian Army's Victory
Rome, Nov. 17. The official vati
can organ today prints a letter from
Pope Benedict to Cardinal Gasparri,
the papal secretary of state, in which
the pontiff says that after the recent
happy success of the Italian armies
efforts were made to excite in the
Italian public mind, the belief that
the pope has experienced some re
grets ver the victory. . The letter
points out that in a papal letter on
the first of August, 1917, and on
other occasions, "we have expressed
repeated wishes that the territorial
question between Austria and Italy
receive a solution conformable to
the just aspirations of the people,
and 'recently we have given instruc
tions to the Nuncio at Vienna to es
tablish friendly relations with the
different nationalities of the Austro
Hungarian empire which are now
constituted independent states."
The letter says the church's mis
sion of salification adapts itself to
the different forms of government
and accepts without difficulty the
legitimate territorial and political
variations of the people.
"We believe," the letter continues,
"that our ideas and aspirations be
ing more generally known, no wise
person would wish to attribute to us
regrets which have no foundation."
The letter closes with an expres
sion of hope that the war will be
succeeded by. universal concord
which will bind the nations in a
league fertile of well being.
Americans, Headed for Tol
mino, Move So" Fast Food
and Equipment Fail to
Keep Pace With Them.
With the Italian Army in North
ern Italy, Nov. 17. Gen. Vittiro Al
fieri, membeYvof the Italian war
commission, former minister of war,
and former food controller, "(lied to
day f influenza. He had played a
most prominent part in Italy's war
All the army commands are mov
ing forward in order to keep in
closer touch with the evacuating
troops. The Americans, headed for
Tolmino to take up positions on the
frontier,' are moving so fast that
their food and equipment transport
has been unable to keep pace with
them. Today the Americans were
fed by a passing Young Men's
Christian association truck.
'During the offensive only one Am
erican was killed. Six were wound
ed slightly, and all of them are very
proud of their hurts.
The roads are still blocked with
blown up bridges and general wreck
age. There are thousands of un
counted prisoners behing the Italian
Prisoners with whom the corres
pondent talked indicated the great
est interest in American political
events. They do not regard the
United States as atf-enemy.
Wilson is our God. said one man.
"He finished the war and also is
helping us to freedom."
Von Mackensen's Troops
Disarmed in Hungary
Copenhagen, Nov. 17. The Ger
man field marshall Von Mackensen
who has been operatin in Roumania
arrived yesterday at Debreczia,
Hungary, with 2,000 of his troops,
according to a dispatch from
Vienna. The troops were disarmed
and started towards Germany.
Germans to Elect National
Convention in January
Copenhagen, Nov. 17. The GeN
man government expects to hold
elections for a national convention
in January, says a Berlin dispatch
" IN ATTEMPT TO
Mob Gathers and During the
Shooting That Follows,
Firemen Disperse Crowd
by Turning on Hose.
Winston Salem, N. C, Nov. 17.
At least five persons are known to
have been killed and probably a
score of others injured, several
seriously, in a riot here tonight
which resulted from the efforts of
a mob of several thousand men to
storm the city jail and lynch a negro
accused of shooting J. E. Childress
and Sheriff Flynt and attacking
Mrs. ChVjdress last night.
Tonight firing still was going on
in different parts of the city, the mob
finally having broken into small
groups. Efforts of the home guards
and the police to restore order were
unavailing even at that time and
Governor Bickett was asked to in
tervene. He ordered home guards
here from Greensboro and arranged
to have a company of regular sol
diers sent from Camp Polk, near
The known dead are Rachael Levi,
a bystander, shot through the lungs
Robert Young, freshman, who was
shot, a girl spectator and three ne
The mob first formedthis af
ternoon and stormed the jail. Three
shots were fired anH three neeroes
accused of shooting the two men
and attacking Mrs. Childress were
seriously wounded. A white prison
er also was hit in the arm by a
The police cleared the crowd out
of the building and the mayor call
ed out the home guards. Quiet
prevailed for a time, but at night
the mob had reformed and started
marching to the jail. Several thou
sand strong, after breaking open
hardware stores and seizing revol
vers and shotguns. Ihe mayor
sought to address the crowd but
could not be heard.
When the mob broke for the jail
firemen turned water on them, but
the rioters "forced their way into
the prison. They did not find the
negro they sought and leaving the
jail they gradually dispersed.
Von Tirpitz, Author of
Ruthless 'Sub' Warfare,
Flees to Switzerland
Copenhagen, Nov. 17. Admiral
von Tirpitz. formejr minster of the
German navy and the man chiefly
responsible for Germany's inten
sive submarine campaign, fled to
Switzerland immediately after the
revolution in Germany broke out,
1 says the Frankfort Gazette.
With the Allied Armies in France
and Belgium. Nov. 17, The allied
armies have begun their march to
ward Germany. The Belgian forces
have already occupied " Antwerp,
which was evacuated by the enemy
on Friday and immediately taken
over. Brussels was expected to be
free of German soldiers today.
French Occupy Mulhausen.
Paris, Nov. 17. French troops
have occupied Mulhausen, Sedan,
Gravolotte, the forts south of Metz,
Munster and Altkirch, according to
the- French official communication
issued this evening.
British Line Advanced.
London, Nov. 17. The official an
nouncement of the advance of the
allied armies says:
"General Plummer's Second army
and General Rawlinson's Fourth
army today commenced their ad
vance, in accordance with the terms
of the armistice, in conjunction with
the allied armies.
"At the end of the day's march
our advance troops had reached
'the approximaeJiae .; of Oerfon
taine. Pry, Pieton, La Louvure
Soignies, Enghien and south of
Linger in Brussels.
Brussels, Nov. 17. Brussels has
not as yet been liberated. German
patrols and some other enemy
trooos are still Iintrenne in the city.
but, "the heart of Belgium," which
has "been stilled for four years, be
gan again to beat today as King
Albert's soldiers resumed their
march' toward the capital.
Belgian outposts are now within
sight of the cjty. The towers of
St. Gudule church, and the massive
court house are plainly discernible.
No allied soldiers have as yet
trod the streets of, Brussels, but the
correspondent slipped through the
lines today, dressed in civilian at
tire, and spent two hours in the city.
He found the Belgian capital calm
and expectant, awaiting the de
parture of the unwelcome guests
and the arrival of King Albert's
soldiers. The disorders of last Sun
day and Monday are now over.
City Slightly Damaged.
Outwardly Brussels is intact, ex
cept for a few' houses near the North
station, which have been wrecked.
The North station itself .and build-v
ings along Boleuvard Anspach suf
fered severely, being riddled with
machine gun bullets. Window
panes were shattered by the rain
of bullets during the rioting.
It is authoritatively stated that
only seven civilians were killed
and several wounded, but many Ger
mans lost their lives. Retreating
German troops are not passing
through Brussels, but are avoiding
the citv. Machine guns were posted
yesterday at Laaken to drive back
unruly soldiers wishing to enter
Brussels. Several who were bent
on pillaging the Belgian capital were
turned back and forced into the al
lied lines. Senor Sura, the Spanish
consul general at Brussels, told the
correspondent that Crown Prince
Rupprecht of Bavaria left last night
for Holland. Prince Eitel Frederick
son of the former German emperor
was still at Louvain yesterday, being
guarded by 100 faithful soldiers.
By Associated Press.
Paris, Nov. 17. (8:55 P. M.) The American Third
army has been designated as 'JThe Army of Occupation." It
will be under the immediate direction of General Pershing,
the commander-in-chief, who will be in command of the
American positions in occupied territories.
The Third army will consist of the First, Second, Third.
Fourth, Fifth, Twenty-sixth, Thirty-second, Forty-second,
Eighty-ninth and Nintieth divisions, which, divided among
the Third and Fourth corps, will consist for the presenfof
about 250,000 men. It will be commanded by Major Gen
of Prohibition Planned
Columbus, O., Nov. 17. Estab
lishment of an International League
of Prohibition and the development
of the foreign mission activities are
two purposes which leaders expect
to become realities as a result of the
worldwide prohibition conference
which will be held here November
19 to 22, inclusive. The conference
will open Tuesday night with
meeting of the Anti-Saloon League
with HImore Condit of Newark, N.
With the American Army in France, Nov. 17. -General' t
Pershing's forces, moved forward early today in territory just
abandoned by the German troops. On the old line between
Mouzon and Thiancourt, lying from the region of Sedan to the
south of Metz, the troops had been stationed to await orders
for the advance and at 5:30 o'clock this morning the patrols
marched out, not in line of battle, but in columns along the
high roads which are only slightly impaired.
'? The first stens of the Americans
into regions so lately controlled by
IN FINAL BATTLE
OF WAR IS TOLD
Germany were not spectacular. The
men were keyed up and keen for the
new adventure, as on the day of the
signing of the armistice there were
comparatively no demonstrative
manifestations of their enthusiasm.
Men Eager to go Forward
Many of the men had been newly
uniformed, and, all of them were
"polished" as though for inspection.
The men appeared eager for the
word to go forward.
- The relatively small units that are
moving forward as advance guards
were sent to the line before day
light. The night had been cold, and
the mud that yet marks the roads
was slightly frozen. The men '
shivered as they rested by the road
When the command finally was
given for the advance, the elements
who were to push forward, in some
cases miles apart on the long line
between the extreme left and right,
moved off into the mists that ap
pear always to shroud this part of
the country, and disappeared.
For the first time since the
Americans had been ordered to ad
vance into enemy-held territory
Germany Brought to ltsKnees
When Its "Life Artery" ,
Was Cut by Capture
By Associated Press.
Paris, Nov. 17. Out of the con
fusion and daze of the crowding
military events on the western bat
tle ine since late in September,
when battle followed battleuntil
from Flanders to Verdun there was
ceaseless action, it is now permis
sible to outline to a certain extent
the part played by the American
armies in the final decisive battle of
the war, which ended with the arm
istice last Monday.
Militarv reasons heretofore have ; there was assurance that they would
prevented accentuating the accomp
lishments of the Americans, except
in a most general manner. The dis
patches from the field have been
necessarily fragmentary and possi-
( LI 1 1 II
oiy were oversnaaowea Dy tne ac
counts of the more dramatic oper
ations over the historic battle
fronts of the west.
But itnow may be stated that 21
American divisions, totalling 750,000
American combat troops, partici
pated in the action beginning Sep
tember 26, known variously as the
battle of the Argonne, and the battle
of the Meuse, but which history
may call Sedan the battle that
brought Germany to its kness and.
as far as human foresight goes
ended the world's bloodiest and
costliest war. .
Crux of the War.
In order to understand the mil
itary situation which made the
Argonne operations the crux of the
war, it is necessary to go back to
the reduction of the St. Mihie 1
salient in the middle of September.
This brilliant American accomplish-
ment is still fresh in history. It cut
off at one stroke a menacing eneiny
projection toward Verdun and weak
ened the enemy's defensive by
threatening Metz, one of Germany's
two greatest advance railway cen
ters for distributing troops and siffc
(Contlnued on Page Two, Column Two.)
encounter no hostility.
gence department, which has never
ceased to function, had accurately
reported that the Germans were
carrying out their agreement of
No Risks Taken.
No chances were taken, however.
The engineers were the second unit
to press forward, and they carefully
began their work of looking out for
mines and tainted water. Every ob
stacle was tested before it vai
moved, in order to find out if it
masked explosives. Tor some time
the Germans have shown a spirit of
co-operation in informing the
Americans where mines were lo
cated and in themselves destroying
It was sometime after the. en
gineers moved forward before the
heavier columns took the roads. The
entire army finally was moving, and'
moving along the lines of peace
days. But it was in such order that
it might quickly be transformed in
to battle array. Every brigade was
covered by a regiment of 77's, the
(Continued on Page Two, Column Oae.)
Prince Max Says Armistice
Proposal Upset His Policy
Copenhagen, Nov. 17. The former I
imperial German chancellor. Prince
Maximilian of Baden, has issued a
pamphlet saying: !
"My peace policy was entirely.!
upset by the proposal of an armis- j
tice, which was handed to me. in :
complete form on my arrival in
Berlin. I fought against it for prac
tical and political reasons. It
seemed to me a grave mistake to
allow the first step toward peace to
be accompnaied by such an amaz
ing admission of GermanyS weak
ness. ' V
"Neither the enemy powers nor our
own people regarded our military
situation such as to make desperate
measures necessary. I proposed
that the government as a first meas
ure should state exactly its pro
gram of war aims and demonstrate
to the world our agreement with
1 President Wilson's principles and
our readiness to undergo heavy
national sacrifices to .fulfill those
"I wasytold in reply that there
was no time to wait for the effect
of such a statement and that the
situation at the front demanded that
a proposal for an armistice should
be made within 24 hours, to be sup
ported by publication of the names
of a new and unifnpeachable gov
ernment. "A week later the military au
thorities informed me that they had
been mistaken inv the judgment
they had formed concerning the
situation at the front on October 1."
Prince Max says that he informed
the emperor it would have an im
portant effect if the emperor de
cided voluntarily to . -abdicate as
he probably would, be able to save
the country from 'serious disturb
ances. But other important circles
tried to convince the emperor abdi
cation would be the signal for the
breaking up of the German front. ,
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