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AIRPLANE CARRIES 35
PERSONS ON EXCURSION,
Paris, Kov. 19-A huge airplane,
carrying 35 passengers flew over
Paris yesterday. The machine start-
ed from Combes La Ville, 40 miles
from the capital, and returned.
PENALTY FOR REFUSING
TO CARRY COAL 15 YEARS
Camp Mead,-Md., Nov. 19. Be
cause he refused to carry coal for the
kitchen at the base hospital here.
Private Russell S. Powell of Penn
sylvania, has been sentenced to IS
years in the disciplinary barracks
at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
FOUR CHILDREN KILLED
N PRYING OPEN BOX.
... Paris, Nov., 19. A party of children
passing through a field in the de
partment of the north Monday
found a box of British ammunition.
. When, they attempted to open it
there was a heeavy explosion. Four
j were killed and a number injured.
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FRANCE TO MAKE
WAR ON PROFITEERS
Paris, Nov. 19The French gov
ernment will establish popular
Restaurants. The committee on re
victualling, of the chamber of dep
uties, today adopted- a report au
thorizing the government to appro
priate $10,000,000 for that purpose.
RETAIL FOOD PRICES
ADVANCE IN OCTOBER.
Washington, Nov. 19. Retail food
prices were 2 cents higher during
October than in September, the Bu
reau of Labor statistics announced
today. An increase of 16 per cent
was reported for all articles of food
during the past year, and' a com
parison of prices for the five-year
period from October, 1913, to last
month showed an average increase
tof 75 per cent. -
EARTHS TREMOR FELT IN
Loy Angeles, Nov. 19. An earth
quake, sharp enough to xattle win
dows and jar dishes from shelves,
was felt today in the southwestern
part of the city and along the ocean
front west of here from Redondo
Beach to Santa'Monica. a distance of
more than IS miles. The tremorj
rwhich lasted more than half a min
ute seemed to be most pronounced
at Santa Monica. -
SHAPE PLANS TO
v WITH ABILITY
Steps Being Taken to Form
Officers' Reserve as Pro- v
: , tection for Nation
, v in future.
Washington, Nov. 19. Steps to
; retain permanently in the army of
ficers commissioned from civil life
vho 'have displayed marked ability
in the service are being .considered
; by the general staff. Plans for the
demobilization of officers, it was
' learned .today, are being shaped
with tiis end in view.
The first of the approximately
160,000 men in the officers' corps re
leased will be those who are anx
ious to s$rvr completely their con
. nection with military life. v Applica
tions from these men for release,
; officials said, would be acted upon
' promptly. ' "
"Consideration, it was said, next
, . will be given to applications from
officers who wish to return to civil
life, but to retain their status as re-
serve officers, subject to call for a
period of years. General staff of
iicials believe that a large portion
Will follow this course, thereby giv
ing the United . States -an adequate
, supply of reserve officers for the
' first time in history.
f . Men Come at Once.
Demobilization at the army can
.' tonments will start at once, accord
ing to information received at Oma
" ha railroad offices. The first train
load of National Army soldiers will
' be moved from Camp Funston Wed
nesday.. The Union Pacific has received in
structions to have equipment neces
sary to haul 500 men from the camp
: on the tracks Wednesday. No in
formation has been received as to the
destination of the troop train.'
The railroad company has been or
dered" to have the necessary equip
ment to move 500 men daily on the
sidings until 7,500 men have been
Burleson Makes Cut
in Night Telegraph
Rate to Start 1919
Washington, Nov. 19. Reduction
in telegraph , rates on night mes
sages which would cut the minimum
toll from $1 to 5p cents be
tween Atlantic and Pacific coast
states, was ordered today by Post
- master General Burleson, effective
January 1, next. Such messages are
subject to delivery by ppstoffice
TJhe minimum cost on night mes
sage telegrams will be 20 cents for
ten words and one cent for each
additional word for the shortest ds-
tances, and 50 cents, with 2 cents for
each additional word, for the long
est distances. Where the day rate
it $1, the new night rate will be half
that sum. . .
v The" rates on ordinary telegrams,
though sent at night, and on night
letters, are not 'affected by the or
der. . .
Monument to Pershing.
Jefferson City, McC Nov. 19.
Frederick D. Gardner will ask the
state legislature for $25,000 each
for three monuments, one Ao ythe
135,00O Missouri boys who served
the nation in thewar,.one to Gen
eral Pershing and' one to President
. Wilson. v w - !. '-'y-
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Gen. Dickman's Headquarters
Move On to Longuyon;
No Signs of Treachery
Met in Advance.
By Associated Press.
With the American Army
of Occupation, Nov. 19.
With the exception of a few
laggard units, the last of Ger
many's armies disappeared to
day behind their own frontier.
Well into Belgium and and
within a fw hours march of
the German frontier on the
south, Maj. Gen. Joseph T.
Dickman's army gathered it
self today for another jump
into evacuated territory A
' The line was unchanged. In ac
cordance with plan, the march has
been halted for a short time while
the heavier artillery, supply service
and other elements can be brought
up. However, General Dickman's
headquarters were moved on to
Longuyon tonight and corps, and
division commanders made similar
As the Germans withdrew, the
concentration of tHe army of oc
cupation, is increased and not for a
moment has vigilance been relaxed.
All' possible tactical advantage is
carefully taken and the forces are
so deployed that the peaceful march
might easily, in the presence of the
enemy, be converted iintoa hostile
Armistice Observed Faithfully.
. The second day of the advance
served to confirm the belief at the
American headquarters, however,
that there, was no thought of treach
ery in the minds of the German
general staff and that the terms, of
the armistice will be faithfully car
There have been a few isolated
cases where surrendereed materials
have been damaged, but it is nof
thought that such damago was
wrought under orders of German
commanders. The surrender of
damaged airplanes at the airdrome
in Tellancourt is regarded as a case
where individual aviators deter
mined to put their machines out of
commission, rather than have them
fall into the hans of an enemy,
much as a cavalryman would shoot
a favorite horse to save him from a
Enormous stores of ammunitijn
and .many guns left at Longuyon
were little impaired and the ma
chine shops there had not beeen
cramaged. The electrical machinery
in the shops was fully wired and
the tools were of the best.
Stores Abandoned to Allies.
The railway yards at Montmedy
and o'ther places along the line that
served the Germans as one of their
main' arteries of 'communication
during their last stand against the
allied advance were filled with loco
motives and cars ready for use,
(Continued on Par Two,' Column Six.)
Two-Cent Rail Rate Fixed
for Returning Soldiers
Washington. ? Nor. 19. Director
General McAdoo today announced
hi intention of establishing a re
duced passenger rate of two cents
a mile instead of the. usual three
cents fpr soldiers returning to their
homes after ; discharge from the
army. ( By law soldiers are allowed
three and one holf cents a milefor
transportation and meals, and the
special fare, will enable them. Mr.
McAdoo believes, tobuy and pay
for sleeping car reservations out
of the allowance.
Free Shoe Fund
To Buy Shoes '
For Shoeless Children
On the cold and rainy days just
past, nearly 50 little children were
able to go to school dry shod,
just because of the Bee Shoe Fund.
When the school nurse finds a
child with a cold she sends him
home at once, to prevent pdssible
spread of the influenza contagion.
This means the child is deprived
of the instruction and training he
needs, for the good of the others.
How much better to provide him
with the means of warding off the
cold and thereby keeping . his
health as well- as receiving the
schooling provided for him. Are
Previously acknowledged. .$634.75
A Friend. Winneton, Neb.. 2.50
Mrs. Mary Giaconini 5.00
J. E. Kelly 1.00
BANDIT AND WIFE
KILLED IN FIGHT
Charlie Forbes Opens Fire
.When Attempt Is Made
to Arrest Him in
Los Angeles, Nov. 19. Charlie
Forbes; alias Dale Jones, said by
the police to have been implicated
in numerous train robberies and
murders in various parts of the
country, and his wife, were shot
and killed when Deputy Sheriffs
George" VanVHet and William J.
Anderson . attempted to arrest the
couple on the main street of Ar
eadia; a town abenit"2( miles from
Deputy Sheriff VanVliet was
shot above the heart and is fn a
precarious condition. Deputy Sheriff
Anderson received several bullets
through his clothes, but was unin
jured. According to the sheriff's de
puties, an attempt was made to ar
rest Forbes on a charge of mur
dering J. W. iRowan, captain of
detectives of Colorado Springs,
when the alleged bandit opened fire.
The officers returned the fire and
many shots were exchanged.
Forbes was also wanted in connec
tion with a train robbery in Kan
sas about two months ago, the po
Burgomaster Max Given
on Return to Brussels
Brussels, .Nov. 19. Adolph E.
Max, the burgomaster of Brussels,
returned from captivity today, and
was given an enthusiastic ovation by
Burgomaster Max was arrested
while performing his duties in Brus
sels late in September, 1914, after
dissensions with the German gover
nor general. Von Der Goltz.
German Market Looms
Ahead of Potash Men
Washington, Nbv. 19. (Special)
Prof. G.JL Condra of the Univer
sity, of NeDraska and Mr. Stephens,
president of one of Nebraska's
leading potash companies are in
Washington to see what can be
done toward disposing of a lot of
Nebraska potash which is tied up in
the south and east, market for
which has seemingly ceased since
the armistice was signed. It is
intimated that potash buyers are
holding off making contracts with
the hope of getting better terms
from he Germans. Congressman
Kincaid proposes to make this- a
matter of investigation and has al
ready started the ball rolling; .
Fraternize With Populace
Paris, Nov. 19. (Havas.) Dem
onstrations by the German soldiers"
in Brussels, Sunday, November 19,
the day before the armistice with
Germany was signed, are described
in the Journal La Belgique, a news
paper published in Brussels for four
years under control of the German j
censorship, in its issue of November
11. . i
Thousands of soldiers without
arms gathered in front of the North
station and formed a procession
which marched through the North
boulevard, carrying red and French
flags, v The populace, at first dumb
with astonishment at the strange
sight, enthusiastically cheered the
soldiers carrying the French tri
color and shouted, "Hurrah for Bel
gium P Hurrah for France"
. .The processioniialted at the Place
of Justice, where a .meeting was or
ganized and a banner raised on
which was inscribed: "Comrades 1
Do not fight any more Do not
A Belgian demonstration was then
organized in which the German sol
diers joined with the Belgians in
singing Brabanconne and the Mar
seillaise. Anautomobile truck,xar
rying German marines and deco
rated with Belgian flags, appeared
on the Grand place, where one of
the marines spoke in praise of the
Belgian king" and his people, v "
An autojnbbile, in which were
some German" superior officers, was
halted by soldiers- who tore the
epaulettes from the officers' shoul
ders. The demonstration continued
throughout the afternoon and eve
ning. . . ., ' , v
BRUSSELS CALM AS LAST
SULLEN HUN STRAGGLERS
.LEAVE IN SAD CAVALCADE
Population Refrains From Any Manifestations Beyond
Shouting Disdainfully 'To Berlin"; Belgium
Said to Have Sufficient Food
for Five Weeks.
By Associated Press. '
Ghent, Belgiurti, Nov. 19. The last stragglers of the
German forces are passing out of Brussels this evening. It
is a sad cavalcade of sullen, depressed men filing out along
the road, heading for Louvain and Liege. Brussels is calm.
The population is refraining from any manifestation beyond
disdainfully shouting to the departing soldiers, "To Berlin."
The soldiers do not respond, merely smiling sadly.
The correspondent, who went to
Brussels Friday .returned here to
night. In Brussels he received a
great ovation from the inhabitants,
which was somewhat embarrassing,
as desultory rifle and machine gun
firing was still going on. He was
challenged several times by mem
bers of the soldiers' and workmen's
representatives for his passport.
Reaching the outskirts of the city
at 4 o'clock in the afternoon the cor
respondent walked to the North
station, where the soldiers' com
mittee was holding a meeting. Sud
denly shots were heard in the di
rection of the Place Brouckers and
the crowds immediately sought re
Many Houses Beflagged.
The correspondent donned civil
ian dress and toured the city un
molested. Mant. houses were be
flagged, but the mayor, M. Le Men
nier, had ordered that no flags be
raised until one was floating from
the halyards of the citx hall. . --There
is sufficient . food in Bel
gium for five weeks, according to
Fen.and Baetens of the American
cbmmissiori for relief in Belgium.
He said, howeveV, that there was
need for "rice and suggested that
supplies be unloaded at Antwerp," in
stead of af Rotterdam. Coal is very
scarce, selling at 250 francs a ton.
Clothing also is lacking. ,
While the people Sunday re
mained calm, waiting until the last
German leaves, Belgian lancers are
lCki. miles down the Ghent road,
watching for the signal to enter
the 'city. It is probable that Brus
sels will be free of the enemy at
Refuse to Meet Germans.
The Germans made numerous at
tempts to fraternize with the Bel
gian socialists, but Secretary Rys
bereck of the socialists' headquar
ters refused to meet representative!
of the soldiers' and workmen's
counciL- He said: ' '
"Tell our king,; tell America, tell
the whole world, that we absolute
ly will have no contact with these
people. Our enemies we at no time
consult as to future. ..We do not
know the spirit of the workmen,
buf we know the spirit of the sol
diers. '. "Belgium lias recovered prompt
ly, and there is no danger of bol
snevism liere." .
. man. soldiers are 'going' about
with "huge bags of loot from the
quartermaster's department, selling
shoes, blankets . and socks at any
price obtainable. Good boots were
sold for 10 marks.
Senator .Speyer said the behavior
of the German officers impressed
him as cowardly, most of. them flee
ing toward Holland or escaping in
citizens' clothing to Berlin. ,
THROWN OFF BY
BOHEMIA IN DAY
National Assembly Ratifies
Election of Masaryk as -'
in Graft Scandal. 1
Amsterdam, Nov. 19. A dispatch
from Prague, Bohemia, says that the
first session 'of the Czecho-Slovak-national
-assembly, in addition to
ratifying Prof. T. G. Masaryk as
president of the Czecho-Slovak re
public, chose Dr. Karl Kramarz pre
mier, and Frank Tomasck, former
member of the Reichsrat, president
of the national assembly. '
Nobles Rob Red Cross.
Washington, Nov. 19. Dispatches
received from Prague today by the
Czecho-Slovak information bureau
say that the German aristocracy at
the Bohemian capital has been in-i
volved in a great scandal. Countess
Coudenhove, wife- of the last Austri
an governor of Bohemia, is said
to have been arrested and held on
the charge of turning to her ''own
use"gifts and money donated for the
wounded through the Rea Cross or
ganization of which she was presi
dent. Arrested with her were Count
Nostitz, Count Wolkenstein,
Countess Westphal and, Countess
Taaffe, prominent members of the
The dispatches tell a graphic story
cf the revolution in Bohemia which
in a day threw off the Austrian yoke
f centruries and paved the way for
netting up the Czecho-Slovak repub-
HC' ' '. "
Six-Cent Fare Authorized '
on Chicago Elevated Roads
Springfield, 111., Nov. 19. The
state public utilities commission to
day entered an order authorizing
the elevated railways of Chicago to
charge sixcent fares until Decem
200,0.00 TONS OF
WAY TO EUROPE
More' Than This Quantity
Must Be - Shipped from
America Every Month
to Relieve Distress.
. Washington, Nov. 19. Ships car
rying 200,0K) tons' of, food for. the
population of northern France, Bel
gium and Austria are en route to
Europe. They are proceeding under
sealed orders to Gibraltar and Bris
tol channel ports, and on arriving
will await word from food Admis
istratorHoover as to their final des
tinations. Those going to Gibraltar
are expected to proceed to Adriatic
and Mediterranean ports and the
others to French and Belgian ports.
The ships now on their way are
understood to be the first that have
left American ports with food for
countries other than northern
France and Belgium, it was said
that more than'200,000 tons of food
monthly will be required to relieve
distress in central Europe and the
near East. , .
King Goes to Parliament .
to Receive Loyalty Address
London, Nov. 4 9. Another prece
dent went the way of others today
whenvKing George, accompanied by
Queen Mary and the Prince of
Wales, we'nt to the palace at West
minster to receive and reply to the
loyalty address passed by parlia
mentxyesterday. Heretofore, it had
been the custotn of the parliament to
go to, the. king on such occasions.
ITie royal party drpve to the palace
without escort and was loudly
cheered alopg the route.
No Change Made in Plans
. ' of Campaign in Russia
Washington, Nov. 19, There has1
been no change in the Russian and
Siberian situations from a military
standpoint,. Secretary Baker aid to
day, and no plans have been made
either for sending additional Amer
ican troops or for withdrawing any
of-the forces now operating in Si
beria and European Russia.
Francis E. Leupp Dead.
II. S. CHIEF
TO BE GONE
President Plans to Remain in
France Indefinitely and to
Exercise All His Func
tions While Away.
Washington, Nov. 19.
Democratic senators who con
ferred with President Wilson
tonight for two hours left the
White House with the impres
sion that the president now
plans to remain in France in
definitely, or at least until the
major portion of the work of
the peace conference has been
The president was understood to
be especially interested in the ap
plication in the framing of the treaty
of the principles of the freedom of
the seas which he enunciated in his
14 terms, and on which the allies,
in agreeing to discuss peate with
Germany, have reserved the right of
freedom of action at the peace con
ference. The plan for a league pf nations
was another subject to which the
president was said to have given
much study. He was understood to
regard this as essential for the main
tenance of the peace of the world.
Will Act as President.
During his absence from the
United States, the president plans
to continue to exercise all the func
tions of his office. He will keep in
communication with Washington by
wireless while at sea, and by cable,
and if necessary, by dispatch boats,
while he is abroad. '
While in France the president
was said to plan transaction of any
necessary executive business- in the
American embassy. Technically he
then would be on American soil.
Should he visit London or any of
the other allied capitals the em
bassies there would become his
Besides discussing-his plans for
his trip abroad, the president was
understood to have taken up with
the senators problems of recon
struction and necessary legislation.
It was said' that he opposes 'crea
tion of a reconstruction commis
sion, either executive or congres
sional, preferring that the work be
done by existing agencies, such as
the War Industries board, the foodJ
(Continued an Face Two, Column One.)
i . V
British Casualties in
AH War Theaters .
Total 3,049,991 Men
. . .
London. Nov. 19. British casual
ties dtfringvthe war, including all the
theaters of activities, totalled J.IMV
991, it was announced in the House
of Commons today by James Ian
MacPherson, parliamentary secre
tary for the war office. Of this num
ber the officers killed, wounded or
missing aggregated 142,634 and the
men, 2,907,357. The total losses in
the fighting on the Franco-Belgian
front were 2,719,642. Total number
of men killed was 658,665.
1 (?) -
All Allies to Take in
Parade in Paris to
Celebrate War's End
Paris, Nov. 19. When allied
troops march under the arch of
triumph at the close of the war,
allied sovereigns and chief mag
istrates will be present, says the
It is understood that the kings
of England, Italy, Belgium and
Serbia, Prince Alexander of
Greece, President Wilson of the
United States, a Japanese royal
prince, representing the mikado,
and official representatives of
China, Portugal, Roumania and
the South American republics
will be present.
. It is said that each ally will be
represented by a crack regiment
which has fought in the (most
notable battles of the war. '
ANTHEM OF FREE,
HEARD m BERLIN
German Band, Marching in
Unter Den Linden, Plays
Air That Marks
New Era. '
Council of Cassel Takes'
Von Hindenburg Under
. Its Special Protection
Copenhagen, Nov. 19. Work
men and soldiers' council at -Cassel
has issued a proclamation, in
which Field Marshal von Hinden- Washington, Nov .19. Francis E,
1- a.- J a! 1 IT if r
uuig is uKcn unucr uie special 4 cuyp.uuiiiicr commissioner oi in
protection ot the council.; After
referring to Von Hindenbure's
victories, the proclamation save:
u. a:a . 1 !! . 1 'I
tic uiu uui auauuun uiB people
. in their hour of trial.",
dian affairs, died today at hft home
here. Mr. Leupp was born in New
York in 1849, and for a number of
years held editorial posrtions with
the New York Everting Post
Berlin, Nov. ISC Via Amsterdam.
, (By Associated Press.) For the
first time since the founding of the
German empire the "Marseillaise"
was played by a German band head
ing a procession down Unter Den
Present indications are that saner
councils will dictate gervernmental
policy in Germany. The convening
of the constituent assembly is be
ing urged in diplomatic and politi
cal quarters not identified with the
present cabinet on the sole -ground
that it will facilitate peace nego
tiations. It is believed that Hugo
Haase, secretary for foreign affairs,
and Willielm' Dittmann, secretary
of demobilization and transport,
justice and health, are receding
from the attitude that the new re
public is to be purely socialistic. The
more moderate members of the gov
ernment are not disposed to rigidly
exclude bourgeoisie elements from
the government. Dr. Karl Liebk
necht, the leader of . the radicals, is
apparently deserted by his' former
colleagues. Secretary Haase said:
Women Have Ballot.
"A. present wf are devoting our
efforts solely to urgent question.
-Every hour produces new problems.
The national assembly can be con
yened only when the qualified vot
ers list is completed. One of the
greatest difficulties encountered is
the compilation of the list of women
voters, who- now have the ballot. A
new. record of the eligible male
voters is ? also needed, and the sol
diers returning from the front must
be given opportunity to establish
legal residences. We propose to
invite the co-operation of bouregois
parties in our various departments."
As the result 'of an attack on
police headquarters and resistance
by the police to soldiers, 16 members
of the police force have been exe
cuted. The police complained that
they had been kept in ignorance of
the progress of the revolution by
highef officials who deserted or hid
when the headquarters was attacked.
Proclaim Hungarian Republic.
Copenhagen, Nov. 19. Formal
proclamation of the Hungarian re
public was made Sunday,
"Keep Ball Rolling" Final
Appeal in War Work Drive
New York, Nov. 19. Thirty-two
states had gone "over the top", six
having passed "the 150 per cent
mark, when the United War Work
campaign entered tonight on the
last 24-hoi stretch.
With $157,295,058 in contribu
tions officially tabulated and to
day's returns yet to be added, of
ficials, were confident-the fund
would pass the original quota of
$170,500,000 , and closely approach
the $250,000,000 mark at which the
actual needs of the seven war relief
organizations during the period of
demobilization have been placed. .
Word went out tonight to leaders
of the drive in all parts of the
country to "keep the ball roiling"
until the drive closes officially to
morrow at midnight.
On the face of the returns to
night Delaware ranked as the. ban
ner state with a contribution of
$1,090,979, or 230 per cent of its
quota. Arizona was second with a
216 per ent subscription of $517,
775. Texas with 199 per cent, Mary
land with 175, Connecticut with 170
and Alabama with 153 are the other
states which have passed the 50
per cent over'subscription mark.
Contributions of the various
army department were reported as
Eastern, $58,438,595, or 78 per
cent; northeastern, $17,268,928. or
146 per cent; southeastern $8,135,
542 or 120; central, $56,328,092, or
97; "southern, $8,045,775 or 157;
western $7,891, 016 .or 92.
Among the large contributions re
ported here today were $1,000,000 by
Mr. and Mrs. William Rockefeller,
$500,000 by the Carnegie corpora
tion of New York, $200,000 by the
Anaconda Copper company, and
$50,000 each bV , Payne Whitney.
George Ehret, George F. Baker and
Thomas F. Ryan.
The campaign committee in China
tonight cabled that that country,
from which $250,000 Thad been ex.
pected, already had contributed
more' than $1,000,000. ,
From a Staff Correspondent
Lincoln, Nov. 19. (Special.)
The University of Nebraska passed
its quota for war work -yesterday
and is now above the $25,000 as
signed to that institution. Lancas
ter county is still behind, but a gal
lant effort is being made to 45ring
the total sum up to the require
ments. Governor Neville has issued a
proclamation calling on Nebraskans
to respond liberally to the call for
Enthusiastic Reception Given
French Troops; Germany
t Surrenders Warships (
. , tS the Allies. .'
Copenhagen, Nov. 19.-The
first section 'of the German,
fleet to be delivered to the al
lies left Kiel on Sunday for the!
Paris, Nov. 19. French
troops under command" of
Marshal Petain entered Metz,
theTcapital of Lorraine, this
morning amidst great enthus
iasm on the part of the popu-
lation, according to an official ;
statement from the war, office ,
today. ' . ' , -
The war office tonight describes
the operations along the French v
front as follows: , '
"Our advance continued , today
wiihout incident other than mani-"
festations of jo by the civilian pop
ulations. In numerous localities the
inhabitants ' displayed touching
thought in bringing forth, notwith
standing the ' difficult conditions,
food for soldiers. " ' . i
V Material Accumulating. V t'
"'The material abandoned by the
enemy . is accumulating, as well- as;
the number of liberated; prisoners,'
who have rejoined our lines. " .
"In Belgium we have reached the
line of Bourseigne-Vieillerienne. '
"In Lorraine, in the meantime, a
detachment has pushed forward on
our left as far as Sarral; our advance
guards established their -front along
Kierberg, Hemmorreing, Saverne, ;
Allen villers and Wangeji.
"The entry of our troops into Sa
verne under command .of General
Gouraud was made amidst great en
thusiasm at 1:30 o'clock in the aft- '
ernoon. ' v '
"Marshal Petain made solemn en-
try into Metz, at the head of troops
of the Tenth army, commanded in '
the' absence of General Mangin, who
had suffered an accident through., a
fall from his horse, by General Le
conte. The entire popluation went -out
to meet our troops, loudlv ac- "
claiming them. The old city of J-or-raine,
captive io 47 years and finally
reunited to France, has manifested
in . a never-to-be-forgotten ; way its
ove ior tne mother country, -?
"In Alsace our soldiers' received
yesterday the same moving welcome'
in the loyal town of Colmar." r -
French advance guards yesterday
entered the town of St. Louis, op- ,
posite Basel, Switzerland:
Cavalry Pushes Ahead to Brussels.
-A brigade of cavalry carbineers
has pushed ajiead of the main Bel- "
gian army marching" on Brussels so f
as to preserve order there, accord
ing to an official statement from the
Belgian war office Monday. Some
ammunition depots in Brussels have
been blown up. Thesewere at the
Northern, Southern and Schaerbeek ,
railway station; '
The enthusiasm with which the
people of Antwerp welcomed the en-.
trance of Belgian' troops into the '
city is described by the correspond
ent of , the Petit Parisien. who ac-
companied the first cavalry patrols
that made their way into Antwerp
on Sunday. .'.
"As I landed," the correspondent
writes, "I saw the quays f the '
Scheldt black with people fradant
with happiness. The crowd was so
thick it was impossible to move tor
ward. The city was magnificiently
decorated,, with busts of the sove- 1
reigns in every store window" sur
rounded with flowers and tri-color-ed
ribbons. . Large bands of -cloth..' '
were' stretched across the streetsX
inscribed 'Flemings and . Walloons
are but the first names; Belgian iS:
our family name.' ". . V
"Four years of German firutaU
ity," the correspondent continues, ..
"has effected the union sotmuch de
sired for the greatness and pros- ;
perity of Belgium."" ' , :
, ' i V -: i .
Germans Allowed td : A
Pass Jbough Holland.
in Quitting Belgium
. Paris, Nov. l9.-r(Havas.)--It ap- v
pears to be a fact, says the Temps,
that German troops returning to
Germany from Belgium crossed the 1
Dutch province of - Limburg and
that they passed the frontier with
the sanction of the Holland authori
ties. This free passage of iDntch
territory granted to one of the bel- -ligerents,
the newspaper contends,
constitutes a precedent which the ?
other belligerent powers wduld
be justified in taking advantajp
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