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   Waterloo Evening Courier (Newspaper) - November 7, 1918, Waterloo, Iowa                                AND WATERLOO DAILY REPORTER WEATHER FORECAST. Chicago, Nov. Rain ex- treme east; rain or snow and colder Ju west :ind-central portions Fri- day unsettled and colder with rain or snow. Courier Reporter Established 1868. ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W A T E Li L 0 0 1 O W A T H U R S D A Y NT 0 V E M B E R 7 1 9 1 T E N P A G K S PRICE, CENTS. IMMINENT PLEADS Premature Announcemnet of Hun Col- lapse Causes Washington to Cele- brate Two Hours Until Official Word From Secretary of State Comes That Foch Will Not See Kaiser's White Flag Bearers Until Noon, Eastern U. S. Time; Generalissimo Notifies Truce Party of Route to Take to Reach Him. Napoleon's Retreat Horrors Said to Be Trifling as Compared to Theirs. HarnburgRevolts; (Mutiny At Kiel Is Cause of Riots LARGE BODIES HELPLESS, WANDER WITHOUT ORDERS ireat Masses Fill Roads, Wait Hours to Move Few Feet; Dead Horses Eaten. (By the Associated Presa) Washington, D. C., Nov. was officially announced at the state department at p. m. that the. Germans had not signed armistice terms. Secretary Lansing authorized the statement that the Ger- man armistice delegation would not be received by General Foch until 5 p. m. The secretary's announcement came after Washington had been celebrating for two hours on the strength of an unofficial report that the armistice terms had been accepted. In spite of the f act-that officials did not accept the report as true, demonstrations persisted. President Wilson left the lunch table to see from the veranda what was going on out- side and waved his napkin to the crowd before the White House gates. Navy censors reported today that an unofficial message had come from abroad announcing that the Germans had signed the armistice. No authority was given for the state- ment, and while it added to a state of expectancy everywhere, officials said nothing but an official dispatch could be believed. Neither the American government nor any of the allied embassies or war missions had been advised even that Marshal Foch actually had presented the armistice terms. It was as- sumed, however, that the German envoys had been conducted thru the French lines some time during the day. The state department was advised that Gen. Foch would receive the German envoys at 5 o'clock p. m., (French time, noon Eastern U. S. Time.) The unofficial report-which started celebrations had said the armistice had been signed at 11 o'clock French time, or 6 hours before the time set for the meeting. Later it was learned that at 11 a. m. when the navy cen- sors reported an unofficial cablegram from Paris saying the armistice had been signed, an official message of inquiry was rushed to Paris and three hours later brought a reply on which Secretary Lansing based his announcement. (By the Associated Press) Paris, Nov. p. G erman officers bearing white flags, it is officially announced, probably will arrive at the headquarters of Marshal Foch tonight. A considerable crowd gathered around the war office today awaiting news of the result of the German application, j under a flag of truce, for an armistice, altho it is generally believed that several days will pass before a truce can be arranged. Amsterdam, Nov. Maximilian, says an official dispatch from Berlin, has issued an appeal to the German people, saying that'' in order to make an end of the a deputa- tion has left for the front and that'' negotiations will be seriously endangered by disturbances and lack of discipline." London, Nov. Foch, the allied commander-in- chief, has notified the German high command that if the German armistice delegation wishes to meet him it shall advance to the French lines along the Chimay, Founnies, La Capelle and Guise roads. (By the Associated Press) With the Italian Army at Wednesday, Nov. the re- joicings of this redeemed city scenes of destruction and starva- tion are common as one passes over the roads over which the Italian troops are trying to pass the thou- sands Austrian prisoners who were cut off by the Italians south- west of Belzano. Every road lead- ing up to this city is crowded with, men and on every hand there are evidences of the collapse of one of Europe's mightiest armies. The horrors of Napoleon's re- treat from Russia, it is said by mili- tary observers, were trifling corn- oared with the sufferings of the Austrian troops in this region. G r eat_ jnasses, p m.eji wait for Ion s move a fejrje'efror'a few hundred yards, to.Halt anew on a road littered the carcasses of horses, and with cannon, pieces of shields, pistols, rifles, broken down auto trucks and machine guns. NO CURSES, SOME SOXGS (By the Associated Press) Copenhagen, Xov. revolt has broken .out in Hamburg, accord- j ing to a -dispatch from the Vam- dmb correspondent of the Politikcn. Violent artillery firing was in prog- ress in the streets of the city when the correspondent's informant was deported, the latter declared. STREETS ARE GUARDED The Kiel Zeitung of Wednesday said the streets of the naval base were guarded by soldiers, sailors and striking workmen. No disor- ders had occurred. Officers were i being disarmed and arrested while [warrant and petty officers who did i not join the movement also were being disarmed. The Wolff bureau of Berlin an- SEMITE CONTROL .THREE House Lacks Same Number but Without Them G. 0. P. Has 41 Over Democrats. UBLT OftTE He'll Have Italian With Allies Freed From Other Fronts. nounces that all work has stopped at Hamburg owing to a strike ar-d that undisciplined acts and out- rages have taken place. The news agency reports similar occurrences from Luebeck. STRIKE London, -------r strike of dock workers at Hamburg, involv- ing men. is reported by the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Amsterdam. SOLDIERS ENFORCE TER5IS London, Nov. military to There is these men. no swearing among There are even mo- ments of profound quieL broken by snatches of songs. Italian soldiers seem positively sorry that the end of the war is" approaching. They say: "What's a few months more, now that we are sure of Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen, has accepted the fol- lowing demands of the workers' and soldiers' council: "Release of all military and po- litical prisoners. "Complete freedom of speaking and writing. "Released prisoners must not be punished. "Officers who acknowledge and comply with the measures of the council shall be permitted to main or to leave the service." WHOLE NAVY MDTJ30ES London, Nov. entire Ger- man navy and a great part of Schleswig is in the hands of revolu- tionists, according to reports receiv- ed in Copenhagen from Kiel and Many Austrians are dying from sheer tatigue and starvation, and not wounds. The Italians are do- ing all they can to hurry up food supplies. This is difficult and In the meantime dead horses are eat- en, the flesh being cooked by the roadside by fires kindled by the soldiers. VAST BODIES HELPLESS Large bodies of Austrians IT ALSO HAS ONE MORE MEMBER IN UPPER BODY Newberry Still Leads Ford by Votes With 59 Counties Lacking. London, Nov. (British Wire- less reporting the con- ditions of the armistice laid down by the Italians to the Austrians. the German wireless service of Nov. 4 added this comment: "It is assumed that the condi- tions are not to be understood in such a way that enemy armies might use the freedom of movement for an attack on Germany." This assumption, it may be said, is contrary to the truth. The in- tention of the allies is to use their freedom of movement in Austria to Curther at the earliest possible-mo- converging attack on Ger- k. W mained m doubb -on-the (By the Associated Press) Washington, D. C-, Nov. 7. regarding New Mex- ico's senatorial contest be- tween Senator Pall. Republi- can, and Representative Wal- ton, Democrat, apparently was removed today by return's Senator Fall with re- el ectfon. Thus ffives Republi- cans 48 senators, Democrats 40, with Michigan and Idaho seats in doubt. With two bouse districts al- so remaining doubtful the IUS- pnbllcans have in that body Democrats 194, including one independent und one So- cialist- COT Brodge Over Meuse Over Which Enemy Fled Sedan Destroyed and River Valley Flooded; Since Novem- ber 1 U. S. Men Have Taken Prisoners, Freed 23000 Civilians and 700 Square Kilometers West of Stream; Race With French for Famous City Evi- 'dently Won by Yanks. FREE ftFTER IEBRS Flags Float Gaily From Houses, but Church Bells Are Silent on Liberty Sunday. "Washington, D. C., Nov. trol of the United-States Germany, such as Munich. Dresden :and Leipzig will be imme- liately.exposed to aerial attacks and Berlin is no great distance away from the frontier. In an allied attack on Germany on the new southern front to he created before the spring of 1919, it may be pointed out that Marshal Foch will have at his disposal not merely the Italian army of 000" men, but the British and French forces in Italy, the French, British and Serbian forces in Ser- bia and Macedonia and the British By JOSEPH W. GRIGG. Press Publish ins Co. (The New York World) Cable Dispatch) i J 1_ I U i O, tl 1_LVL 4U. CLI-ftU. L. LI A_S 1 l. O l-ft transmitted by the Exchange-Tele-! forces released from Palestine and helpless. The correspondent pass-1 ed between Rovereto and Trent, a distance of 16 miles, an unending column of men marching, none knew whither. They asked orders from an offi- cer who was with the correspon- dent. When asked if they knew about the armistice they said: "We want food. Food is the on- ly thing we are interested in. We are indifferent to war and peace and but food." Strange tales arc told of the ex- ploits of Italian prisoners return- ing home. Above Trent a group of Italian prisoner? broke out and or- dered the chauffeur to drive them to the Italian lines and the man obeyed. Another Italian prisoner, mounted on horseback at the head Oi a regiment of Austriaus, an- nounced smilingly: "These are my captives." NINE DIVISIONS TAKEN It is estimated that nine Aus- trian divisions were taken, with their staffs. Thirty-nine divisions were partly disorganized and 15, altho in bad condition, are retreat- ing from the advancing Italians. These troops, while equipped for their retreat, are without orders and go traveling here and there HKG droves of sheep. It is a com- mon thintt to SCP an entire brigade without the latter being or- [clered to go to the con- centration camps. The correspon- graph company. The trouble orig- inated Sunday when sailors seized the battleships Kaiser and Schles- wig-Bolstein and decided not to surrender until peace was arranged In riots that day 29 were killed, the military commander included. RAJLTIC GARRISONS DESERT A number of German garrisons on the south Baltic coast have de- are serted and are going to Kiel, savs a Copenhagen dispatch to the'Ex- change Telegraph company. The red nag has been hoisted at Warne- munde, a seaport of northern Ger- manv and the port of Rostock on the Baltic sea coast. Strikes at the imperial wharves at Cuxshaven and Wilhelmshaven are expected to occur today, say ad- vices from Amsterdam. "The" au- thorities have ordered the preven- Mesqpotamia. A high military au- thority points out various alterna- tive routs by which an attack might be directed. Austrian Empress Can Go to Bohemia as Private Individual face of returns fro in. "three states where contests between, the -Demo-i cratic and Republican candidates, continued close, as the count pro- gressed. The Republicans further increased their majority in the; house of representatives when twoi of the three seats from South Da- kota were conceded to them. Three; seats, one each in South New Mexico and. are yet in doubt. The standing of the two parties in the next house, without the three missing districts, is: Republicans 226 and Democrats 195, a Republi- can plurality of 41. In the senate, without the three doubtful seats, there are 47 Republicans and 46 Democrats. NEWBERRY STILL AHEAD Of the senate races yet to be de- icided Truman H. Newberry. Repub- lican candidate in Michigan, with 59 counties to hear from, was leading his opponent. Henry Ford, Democrat, by votes. The Michigan Republican committee claimed Newberry's election, declar- that the remaining districts are i normally Republican. Zital Supporters of Senator Fall of (By the Associated Press.) Zurich, Nov. iNew Mexico still claim his election of Austria has asked permission the basi? scattering returns. .the Prague government to go with As these reports come from unoffi- her children to Brandeis castle, on the Elbe, in Bohemia, according to the Prague Tageblatt. The gov- tive arrest of sailors under sus-! ernment in its consented to ?___ T> H m i picion. j the entry into Bohemia The German authorities have de- as a Private individual, cided to suppress the Kiel revolu- tion, according to a dispatch from Copenhagen to the Exchange Tele- company. Several thousand soldiers from Fehmarn island have cial sources the contest continued to be placed in the doubtful class. GOODEN'G CUTTING NUGENT In Idaho Frank H. Gooding was making deep inroads into the ma- jority credited to Senator John F. Nugent. Democrat. Nugent's lead was Early today only 446 with ed bv the council: 85.000 of the state's estimated vote of 95.000 counted. "First Secretary Haussman will tikp that tho rlprmnrls nf the GOPHER ARID take care that the demands ot me been uccn in 10 soldiers' and workmen's council stubborn resistance. Tvorlc t art shall be forwarded 1 immediate tion of all military measures against the movement of thejD MiniK  o'clock, pleaso PHONE and a copy of paper will be sent. Phone calls must reach this office before p. m. i- vote in the house least S3. will be at sprawling out to the sidewalk. N'o Church Bells .Heard. It was the first Sunday Valen- ciennes had enjoyed as a reclaimed French town, but there was no ring- ing of church bells. In one church on the outskirts there will be no ringing, for the tower is gaping with shell wounds and the facade is almost demolished. Property damage was not exten- sive further within the town, but the wan faces of 5.000 anaemic chil- ALASKA CLOSE ON DELEGATE ;dren and of older people who re- Jnneati. Alaska, Xov. 7. Based maincd behind indicate the priva- on scattered returns another close tious and suffering to which thev contcst in the matter of delegate to subjected. The Germans had congress from Alaska may be the sent 29.000 civilians to Mons, Brus- resuk of Tuesdays voting. Jamesjseis intervening places within kersham. Republican, is believ-une last ten davs. ed to he slightlv in the lead. According to" the civilians OKLAHOMA FOR SUFFRAGE !behind, the German soldiers 1C EACH MOUZOX OUTSKIRTS "West of the Meuse the enemy again failed to check our rapid progress. Along the river bank we took Villemontry and Mont "de Brune, and reached the western outskirts of Motizon. To the west our line passed thru Autrecourt and Beau Menil farm to Connage. We have also taken court and the important town ot Raucourt. TWO U. S. PLANES MISSING Since the beginning of, our at- tack oh Nov. 1, 72 enemy divisions have appeared on our front be- tween the Meuse and the Axgonne, Our pursuit planes dropped a ton of 'explosives on several important road centers which were being used by the enemy to make his escape. Seven enemy airplanes were shot down during the day. Two of our machines are missing." ther evidence of the devastation of I .News comes from the front, that the hard pressed Gorman armies war. Thr-re is not a house left Have no f resit divisions loft to throw into the battle. They have no; standing in town of Asia go. :-roat reserves of ammunition. The Gorman people are demanding! There also is much suffering amons peace Tt nny price to save whatever they may from thr- wreckage. A ithe thruout: tho mountains, junker newspapers arc still crying for war to the last ditch but'who are foodlp.ss and have been llTL-j respectfully announce on page live today, the new advertising rates for the local field ot' this paper. Courier readers have used the advertising columns as their principal buying guide, and the most con- venient one, for sixty years; both readers sand advertisers have consistently indorsed the paper and, by co-operation with the publishers, have distinguished Waterloo one of the most attractive trading centers in the Dmitry. iyntcrl0q.Cucmnq Courier Oklahoma City. Xov. plot.o returns indicate that woman suffrage amendment has been car- left! sairt they must fight desperately until an armistice could be obtained, for otherwise the allies would exact the Honored by French Premier, Poincares I most severe terms. The same thing SMITH AHKAD OF WHITMAN said 4by Prisoners to the Can- Now York. Nov. 43 jadian captors.___________ districts missing nnd the soldier: vou> as yet uncounted Alfred E. Margaret WllSOTl IS Smith, Democrat, had a majority of 1-.235 votes today over Gov- ernor Tharles S. Whitman, Repub- lican, in the guhernatonal contest, on the face of revised returns. The totals jvere Smith Whit- man 7 o, 7 2 0. soldier vote, estimated at 15.0ilO. was conceded by the Re- publicans to favor Smith! SALTS DEFEATS MA.IOTl Springfield. Mo., Nov. turns from all counties of Seventh congressional district show election of James D. Salts, Republican, by 41 votes over Sam C. Major, Demo- crat. (By the Associated Press) Sedan, famous in the Franco- Prussian war of 1870 has been en- tered by tire American, first army. Today the Americans entered tha section of the town on the west bank of the Meuse, marking an ad- vance of more than. 34 miles since the offensive began on Sept. 26. Meanwhile the British, French and American troops elsewhere on the front between the Scheldt and the Meuse are pushing the Germans from the small section of France they still occupy. Important gains arc chronicled for the British in the (By the Associated north and the French in the center Pari? Nov 7 Miss the advancing allied lines, which W. Wilson, daughter of the presi-j moved forward six miles Wednes- mier Clemenceau who invited her! warsnai Focn has informed Ger- to sinp for the French soldiers that her white flag delegates She will take lunch at the who are coming to learn thearmis- alace with President and Madarnejtice terms shall enter the French palace Poincare today. ICONTINUED ON PAGE SIX) (CONTINUED ON PACK SIX) Harvester, mUd Havana Cigars, lOc (advertisement) [Smoke Diamond Joe Cigars. I to the last puff. I (advertisement) ''line on the road between Chimay, j Belgium, and Guise, France, which Good'runs bsiween Verving Avesnes. jOn this road the French lines ore 1 SIXJ   

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