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   Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1918, Washington, District Of Columbia                                oy TKK stii to tlw tlu of mil credited it or tod ud also the local Tlw It the only U a of tie complete the and warmar tomorrow partly gentle westerly Temperature 96; 42. NO. DAILY AND SUNDAY ENTERED AS MATTES D. C. OCTOBER 9, FOURTEEN BY POST co. TWO WILSON DEMANDS OF GERMANY TRUE BASIS OF PEACE OFFER Cannot Approach Allies While Hans on Allied ASKS THREE QUESTIONS i Will Germany Accept Who Is MUST WITHDRAW SUBMARINE of Germany Would Include on 1 Comment in Senate That K Vot a Sharp but There Is on Second Thought the President Will Tie Have i Xo IT Vv H 1'u- r t i arm ist i 11 cons veil 1 1'nitprl government or 1 i sc u s o f1 by it with its r o until the armies of tho 1 powers ha vs surrendered foot of territory invaded war f Xo thought of talk with Germany will be entertained until that nation makes it clear that she a as a of agreement and of the terms laid down by President Xo peace overtures of any will be considered until the President satisfied that do not emanate from the military system responsible for the but from responsible representatives of the German Text of Reply of United States To Germany's Peace Overtures Secretary Lansing yesterday handed the following note to erick charge d'affaires of ad have the honor to on behalf of the your note of October 6th, inclosing a communication from the German government to the and I am instructed by the President to request you to make the following communication to the imperial German making reply to the request of the imperial German and in order that that reply shall be as candid and straightforward as the momentous interests involved the President of the United States deems it necessary to assure himself of the exact meaning of the note of the imperial Does the imperial chancellor that the imperial German government accepts the terms laid down by the President in his address to the Congress of the United States on the eighth of January last and in subsequent addresses and that its object in entering into discussions would be only to agree upon the practical details of their 'The President feels bound to say with regard to the suggestion of an armistice that he would not feel at liberty to propose a tion of arms to the governments with which the government of the United States is associated against the central powers so long aa the armies of those powers are upon their The good faith of any discussion would manifestly depend upon the consent of the powers immediately to withdraw their forces everywhere from invaded 'The President also feels that he is justified in asking whether the imperial chancellor is speaking merely for the constituted of the empire who have so far conducted the He deems the answers to these questions vital from every point of Lodge and Fess Disappointed At Wilson's Stand on Peace Other Views on Capitol Hill Xot a an These are the salient features or a communication which While most congressional leaders last n ight approved President son's note of inquiry to and especially his to accept any proposal for an armistice until the enemy evacuates occupied of Re- publican leader and senior minority member the Senate foreign i the and Representative of chairman of the lican congressional campaign expressed keen disappointment in the course taken by The is in t h p form L an i ti to imperial Instead of a formal As a UIP to bft and less 1 ban TwaW have fe een t h p rase lia i j in e President not couched his t in the interrogatory Km effect it y even ful iri n r I n ern t ha n ment breathing t ui r ion in id f1 h President m n si f h o d u- n h the erma a o vern m t M 11 i- a n v re urn i. I is rt s iu a y n r Adverse Comment in M f urn af i e n I i o n a r ft r s t f IIH rpl V e n n r t a n i r i m v i c i i is 1 r P d ami o i i s T Tint v r s c to r h f i i i 3. o f- x c i 1 a n n ii is now rj k i n rn n nh on h n 1 o- fi. t p n i r i m f c r r n i i o rd i TI fn m irl y PR i; .in em oers h o rn n i n r h rp con or i r n n t o n t s r i on iv in duo 11 a rn p ressi on n n i detail in offset in issi on to the erma n I and an r re r o The P r i M 11 r e q u c s l t en Lo nations r o take 11 s r a v irn u. an a r m i P t. L I ro n r e the n n t than thai Calls for a tan tamo u n to demand ingr reader as a p r c q s i t u l ana r m i a L i c e peace bee a use must he r troops from i S u Krau c P. Serb Mori tc o u m a n i all p a r t s o TI u s s i a and r uj se r creel f up in H s ta 1 f o i submission xv i t h i n h r w n before -A i II consent her for or f and re t ion d f to h r li 1 earn 1 -n L i ly t u t r h e I as r he it en ts an until she withdrew every on the high She in eff much in the position u forced to assume surrendering control of land nations occupy in the le of Trith respect to doea not pui aH these Ings as firmly and as definitely put last n disappointed t ha t he In Hest Position to Hut freely admit that the critical in h in K position to nf to natural to i on am ly that President should at this enter into a discussion the imperial man t. as he has done in the note signed by Mr. In his and second para- graphs he asks for further mation and invites further dis- H is true that in the last paragraph he inquires whether Maximilian of Baden the of Cierman Maximilian is the ior of the German pointed by the T do not un- what he can possibly represent except the constituted which represent the German empire and the German unless n revolution lias curred of which the has as no To us stands s fhe representative of Germany and tiie Personally r adhere t i h t of t h e President made in his speech of September in ich h e are all agreed that there can be no peace obtained by a n y kind of or compromise with the governments of- the I T a I because we have with them already and them deal other that were parties to this at and Bucharest F very strongly that should be no discussion with the German until they are ready and compelled to cept fhe terms we think it right t i in p o s e. The President the by the maji merit of an says the faith of this posal rests on the of the central powers to withdraw their armies from invaded Arc they to withdraw from and northern burning and and as they to to tions behind the Rhine where they will have time and opportunity to refresh their armies and ish their Alsace and Lorraine are not invaded T cannot but feel a painful anxiety as to what effect this note will have upon the upon our upon our diers who are fighting and and in order to the with which the dent is a way has been opened for Germany to save herself by her armies within her own der by agreement rather than by retreat under fire as she haa been forced to do the past few Peace discussions with Germany before our armies are on her will not insure the The imperial the appointee OL the kaiser and such the spokesman of the government doubtless enter the door now open to declare himself the voice of Ihe German Who will he able to 1 had hoped that no step would he taken to transfer the slon from the to the I do not believe the soldiers or the country ever be satisfied with anything short of a con- elusive peace can only be assured by such chastisement of Germany as will make a like sacrifice In the future man oC the foreign relations lee It to have been proper before replying to the note of Prince Maximilian exactly the intention of The Interpretation I put the preliminary answer would be that he to reject the German overtures unless Germany accepts all the conditions heretofore down and at the same time evacuates all occupied I interpret it to mean with regard to these evacuations a German withdrawal from mania and and perhaps also Russia and that thereafter the conference shall deal sively with the details incident to Germany's unqualified ance of the conditions laid down in the President's speech January 1918, and supplementary conditions stated by T interpret the note also to mean that by the use of the word the President means for many accept the conditions variously laid down by him and not to accept them simply as a basis of further I inter- pret the President's the language amounts to these de- That the German government must accept of Hie conditions heretofore made by the to discuss except their practical That the President must be that the German chancellor is speaking not only for the mnn authorities responsible for on the but that he is also representing and speaking for the people of J understand the President to as a. condition precedent to any armistice that the Teutonic powers must draw absolutely from every foot of territory that they now hold by T wish he might added as a preliminary to any a demand for a com- plete military surrender of the Teutonic of the re- sponse should that the im- German chancellor accepts the terms laid down by the dent in his address of January 8, 1018, and subsequent then it must necessarily follow that the dynasty must step down and because in the address of September 27, which the imperial German chancellor the President expressly states that cannot to terms nor have any bargain with the of The note Is well designed to clarify a very involved istice even with the German armies withdrawn from all in- territory is We must make no peace with Germany until we have grained a complete military victory and forced her to an absolute do not agree at all with the that there should be a cessation of hostilities so as the man armies are in a position to battle against our 1 would no distinction in our tude toward an army capable of the war baaed on location of that whether was on one aide or on the other side of the The time to talk of a cessation of hostilities is when the German government agrees to disband Its we ought to make it absolutely clear to the that we ahall insist upon reparation lor all and all damages inflicted contrary to the usages of civilized ha d expected alone the line of the reply to but perhaps the President is He probably is aiming to keep the record straight and clear air so that there can be no ble But not he any very satisfactory answer I do not believe that they are their idea is to split the If they can. gain delay and get their An armistice now would be- a great in my TVe not to deal with Germany until she accepts our arid Jays her arms in complete STEM IN M NO CREST D. C. Committees Plan to Offset Loss Occasioned by New Cases Reported in Deaths Yesterday 34. DRIVE ON BUSINESS HOUSES Local Branches of Out-of-Town Concerns Also Will Be FOUR FIRST AID STATIONS AMERICANS AND A ON 20-MILE ADVANCE 3 FRENCH ASSAULT ON THEIR RIGHT Physician and Dozen Nurses Made 1 Available for Volunteers Working Nights to ulate Returns of Sunday's Show Nearly All Subscriptions Were for Small Bonds Totals Up to Monday Night Given as Plans for putting on in the prosecution of the fourth erty loan campaign in the District through those channels of solicitation not closed by the influence will be perfected today at a series of conferences at liberty loan ters with the chairmen of several of the more important With virtually half of the District's quota of still to be and with a great part of its crippled by restrictions made necessary by the influenza the liberty loan committee is calling upon all its volunteer workers to con- form to the new conditions and drive ahead with all possible energy and in order to raise the amount designated by the government as Washington's share of the fourth great war Task for There is a great field for activity still left for the important on business of E. C. Graham is This committee is made up of more than 150 of Washington's most active business and its task is to make the same thorough canvass of the business and other organizations of Washington that the more than canvassers made of the residential sections Already considerable progress has been made on this business house with excellent but there still are thousands of business firms to be solicited and it is believed that several millions of doMars tional can be procured from this Mr. Graham and several of his more active lieutenants will meet with the liberty loan committee at ters at 11 o'clock this it is expected that every effort will be made to make a in the business districts before the end of the Figuring Sunday's Another important subcommittee works with Mr. Graham's js the tee in charge of solicitation of town concerns with branch offices in This Committee is headed by John and already has procured subscriptions ing close a million Mr. Brewer also will confer with the liberty loan committee Kinal figures still are lacking on I the result of the i Although more than a score of volunteer besides the entire office force of the Washington branch I of the National City have been busy checking and tabulating the reports of the more than 3.000 Official Reports Headquarters American Ex- Persons Abundantly Able to Pay for Oct. Medical Treatment Often to Obtain Committee Seeking Open Churches on day Hours for- Food and Fuel troops have driven the enemy out of Chatel Chenery and overcoming resistance have seized the com- manding heights west of the In other sectors held by us nothing of importance has Battle Is Carried Beyond burg Line Into Open Country tween St. Quentin and Cambrai as Troops Fight Past No abatement of the Spanish I enza epidemic that is gripping the National Capital and sweeping the I whole country was indicated in the I latest reports at While the ravages of the disease seem to have been somewhat checked in the there Thirty-four are widespread gains additional deaths Washington and new cases were reported to District health de- There were 555 cases reported Saturday and Sunday and on making a total of although health officials are certain there are upward of 10.000 persons stricken by the Aid in Critical Owing to the scarcity of physicians and nurses and inadequate hospital facilities to care for victims of the Health Officer W. C. Fowler announced last night that he would begin today to establish four gency relief stations with a view of first aid in critical The he would each be in charge of a physician and that at least a dozen trained nurses would be available at each place for This plan was adopted as result of innumerable appeals from for medical attention that have reached the health department in the past few Even persons antly able to pay for medical service cannot obtain according to Dr. Unable to Get Oct. Marshal Haig's statement tonight third and fourth armies attacked on a front of about 20 miles this morning between St. Quentin and Cambrai and have advanced along the whole of this front to an average depth of about 3 night had been making the assembly of troops and the assault was launched in a downpour of As the attack progressed the weather favoring the de- velopment of the which from the first were com- the extreme right of the British attack English divisions have driven the enemy from the ridge of high ground southeast and east of and have captured the hamlet of the right center the tieth American ing troops from North and South Carolina and under command of Gen. captured Brancourt after heavy Further to the northeast they a in the course of which cleared the enemy from a number of farms and their left Scottish and Irish battalions captured the Carolina and Tennessee Under Gen. Lewis Premont and Brancourt Amid Heavy Haig and Villers Won by Welsh and Zealanders Storm and Break Through the Associated Oct. British and Americans have advanced to a depth of about three miles along a 20-mile front in their great attack between St. Quentin and Cambrai Field Marshal Haig makes this announcement in his report from headquarters Americans Take Two North and South Carolina and Tennessee troops captured Brancourt and making an advance in these operations of more than 3 On the right of the Anglo-American advance in the St. tin and other villages have been to the Evening Germans Driven in With the British Forces in Oct. 8 p. tured and the trench line west of resistance was met situation is extremely strong bodies of the enemy with machine guns at Villers Out- village of Serain early in the Associated battle begun at dawn today I reSUlted In a fOT the man defence system known as the The British and Americans and French have advanced line and cap- j where smashing through the last lines of the i in this Fowler persona from the disease are obtain tne slightest It primarily our purpose to reach acute cases that we intend to the relief It be to give only attention pending some other Fowler said at midnight he ivas confident that the crest of epidemic had not been that there will be a steady After hard fighting the Welsh gained possession of the the left center the New Zealanders broke through the Hne and made progress to the east of it. The New Zealand troops stormed Lesdain early in the morning pressing carried the left of the attack we had hard fighting about and and along the line of the In this sector the enemy counter at- i and driving the disorganized Germans before i In some places and especially at the fighting allied troops still are j ia reported to have been captured by the j is more than four miles northeast of and only three miles from HUNS WITHDRAWING WHEN ASSAULT j 11 fit dunar t n France Oct. S attack this morning by British and American j on the Quentin MT p G f rn a n s p thuir first islne A deal of i j canvassers since Sunday at 741 Fifteenth the total had not been completed a late hour last Women Do Brisk Analysis of 107 of the reports of the morra than 200 team shows a total of of made up very largely of and 3100 The actual figures making up this total are as three thousand and eighty-one bonds of 82 48 4 bonds and 5 These figures show that there were relatively few large tions taken by the Members of the women's liberty loan committee of the District did a brisk business in and bonds yesterday afternoon from the booth on Pennsylvania avenue near Fifteenth The enrolled a number of soldiers passed and put them to work ing Pledges The women included Mrs. Jean Miss Mary of the and Frank Hiram They were so much en- by their success yesterday that they will sell bonds from thla location each it was an- last liberty loan subscriptions reported in the number of cases for several tacked using tanks to port his pressing us back a short distance the counter attack was the enemy tanks being put out of We regained session of and gnes and resumed our of the Scarpe we have captured a German trench system known as the line from the Scarpe beyond Oppy and have taken and thousand prisoners and many guns have been captured in these successful Progress continues be made along the whole via Oct. official statement Cambrai and St. in Champagne and on the Meuse fresh heavy fighting has de- South of Cambrai and north of St. Quentin the enemy attack was the center of the battle front the enemy gained At i front has become open warfare In the I was at days at mortality list is also expected to increase as the epi- demic gains in i Deaths Deaths reported yesterday I Catherine V. in. 1227 35. 4SO K street i j Josephine 3F. 1325 Qi street Annie C. 514 B 1 Milo A. 36, j I James CO. Gallaudet S. 37, 1S32 K Nora T. 37, 110 Sixth street W. P. 37, Congress Ruben A. 26, 226 1 street Francis C. 13. Margaret G. 21, 3136 ii street Gay 25, Providence Frank 15, Winthrop D. 37, Loges Mercedes Diaz De C. 33, 2539 Thirteenth street Walter H. 21, Washington Asylum George B. 39, 709 Seventh street Francis 20, 494 M street Mary L. 51, Blue D. C. John 02, Providence B. 29, 301 D street j Annie V. 17, 1217 real old sense of the of various carefully worked out maneuvers into one scheme is to combine in ing prearranged objectives and the up of as many Germans a F l It had n to the waves to the oast of the line and to Rff l masses men in the cate battered trench system in the It. was a task of nary hut it was well before the zero Tanks Are OILS sectors nieres line Here forward but Strike f the 13ea n el the A i i The i no have 1 1 Vi Tiie in iif i Killed Tile held out In i tm j of them worp a r. li i n l oii Comparatively few tanks were em -Some of tim places t h In this was a night I A and British by j o v and it must have minimized noi in today's this point this evening we are fighting west of Bohain and along at and the roads leading from Bohain to alike their opportunities and the for their Tlie attack was launched at the darkness of the hour of a moonless night twenty miles of prims suddenly crashed forth in a hideous Another phase of theb at tie com yet an- other phase when the first gray of won from the very apparently decided to Cambrai and St. i dawn was filtering into the dull hain Is 6% miles east of Champagne and on the Meuse the enemy attacks which presently fulfilled its threat to The enemy's artillery response was This confirmed the idea that h it the p ren and fought their for ward pide by with their with a w e 1 for future opora t The lapt line of the d e- system has been mattered ui a wide and the German in this section has been put to except for rearguards and chine The battle but the resistance is constantly di- as the British and cans continue ADDED BILLION CANNON FIRE WHEEL TO WHEEL FOR ORDNANCE AS HAIG LAUNCHES BIG ATTACK Plans Call for More Guns for Each of 80 the attacked near the point where the With the Anglo-American Forces last line of the Hindenburg system St. Oct. already had been early troops going into battle In reports indicated that progress was tion with the Fourth British army on heing marie the St. front today despite stiff machine gun fifth street Sue 52, Mildred j Huge increases in the artillery 1413 T street gram have been decided upon by the ordnance which 11 1224 i day asked the House appropriations committee to add to its to the liberty loan committee by j Twenty-ninth street Washington covering business j William 27, 81.fi Fourth i or to carry out TURK CABINET PEACE BID COMING up to Monday show a total of This figure is exclusive of the subscriptions taken by the street Vincint 21, Walter its part of the enlarged army Reed j gram. The War has decided to of the SO divisions that expect? 31. 3625 Xew to have in next so that the actual figure la con- I Hampshire avenue While the increase obviously points in excess of the Thomas 26, 1250 i to greater use of artillery in blasting vassers Therp also are Alice G. 34, Park place provide more higr suns for each number of banks which liave failed to report their daily subscriptions to Hazel V. Smyrna Government to Offer Athens Ninth street j NORWEGIAN SHIP TORPEDOED Maria 36. i Twelfth street John 45, 42, Eleven of Crew ot j men ing Fonr Edward t m I Congress Oct. Norwegian of 59E to Stay been by a German sub- A committee members of in- four are the way into com- members declined to say i what explanation hart been given by the ordnance With yesterdays the army has resigned according to has asked for more thy i 000, the amount to be Mined by the new war revenue placing the army on n basis of This IB in to Already provided In the regular army appropriation to from 1 government of TUP Dr. i in the Ions of R. H. Rev. j are expected to Athens When you think of with an offer of to the OK think of the Oct. Turkish patch to the The that excitement Third army the front from Cambrai continuation of There was a frontal attack on line and at the same time an effort In turn it at its northern The attacks of the two armies were operations general di- rection of the thrusts The assault was one of most terrifie e nt s of the British cannon firing to in and American attacked this ing- on the from Quentin Marshal an- today Satisfactory progress the field marshal In successful operations near and Beaurevoir on this front yesterday more than 2S9  

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