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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - October 25, 1918, Postville, Iowa
Austria gets cold Comfort people must Rule is Kernel of answer made to country s peace note. The Postville Herald Postville Iowa. Freedom before All things Austro hungarian government Musi satisfy National aspirations of its own people before peace conditions May be considered. Washington oct. 22.-president web son 1ms rejected the austrian offer to conclude in armistice mid negotiate f peace. He declared that Mere Auto Romy for austrian nationalities was snot sufficient but that they must have r Leherty. The text of the note handed to the swedish minister follows sir i have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the seventh instant in which you transmit a communication of the Imperial and Royal government of Austria Hungary to the president. I am instructed by the president to request you to be Good enough through your government to convey to the Imperial mid Royal government the following reply the president deems it his duty to say to the Austro hungarian government hint he cannot entertain the present suggestions of that government because of certain events of utmost importance which occurring since the delivery of his address of the eighth of january inst have necessarily altered the attitude and responsibility of the government of the United states. Among the fourteen terms of peace which the president formulated at that time occurred the following " x. The Peoples of Austria Hun Gary whose place among the nations to wish to see safeguarded and assured should be accorded the freest Opportunity of autonomous development since that sentence was written and uttered to the Congress of the United states the government of the United states has recognized that a state of belligerency exists Between the Czecho slovaks and the Herman and Austro hungarian empires and that the Czecho slovak National Council is a de Facto belligerent government clothed with proper authority to direct the military and politic us affairs of the Czecho slovaks. It has also recognized in the fullest manner the Justice of the nationalistic aspirations of the Jugo slavs for Freedom. The president is therefore no longer at Liberty to accept the Mere autonomy of these Peoples As a basis of peace but is obliged to insist that Uliey and not he shall be the judges of what action on the part of the aus Tro Blun Goriun government will satisfy their aspirations and their Conception of their rights and destiny As members of the family of nations. Accept sir the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. Robert in announcing his reply Secretary Lansing also made Public the official text of the Austro hungarian note. It follows legation of Sweden Washington p. A oct. 7, 101s translation l Mcelleney by order of Why government i have the Honor confidentially to transmit herewith to you the follow in communication of the Imperial and Royal government of Austro Hungary to the president of the United states of America " the Austro hungarian monarchy which has waged War always and sole As a defensive War and repeatedly Given documentary evidence of its readiness to Stop the shedding of blood mul to arrive at a just Anil honorable Pence hereby addresses itself to his lordship the president of the United states of America and offers to conclude with him and his allies an armistice on every front on land at sea and in the air and to enter immediately upon negotiations for a peace for which the fourteen Points in the message of president Wilson to Congress of january 8, ims and the four Points contained in president Wilson s address of february 12, 191s. Should serve As a foundation in which the viewpoints declared by president Wilson in his address of september 27, 1918, will also be taken into account. Be pleased to accept etc., a. A. F. Ek15vgren. His excellency or. Robert Lansing secretory of state of the United states Hun socialists riot is report police charge German disturber with sabers says Cologne Volks Zeitung. Marseillaise Sung by mob 1-British gunners operating captured guns that have been turned or. The fleeing enemy in Flanders. 2 american troops on their Way to Berlin passing a signpost that Marks the Border Between France and Alsace. 8-inflating some of the Small balloons used by the allies to Send truth telling propaganda Over the Hun lines. News review of the great War Germany admittedly Defeated is now squirming to prevent utter disaster. Great civil upheaval on Austria and Turkey ready to quit huns forced by allies begin general Retreat from Belgium still resisting fiercely in Champagne. Railroaders buy Bonds. Lafayette ind., oct. 22.-employees it the general Headquarters of the to Ion Railroad Here subscribed $120,000 to the fourth loan. The entire system subscribed $200,000. King George s physician arrives. New York oct. 22,-ool. Sir Thorn is Mills surgeon to King George no a compan led by maj. Gen. Brakeley Mon Lhnn arrived at an Atlantic port a with a number of other notable Brit Tah army and naval of ulcers Techo Slovakia win Battle. Shanghai oct. 22.-bolshevik troops in Vanleng toward Yekaterinburg have Boon severely Defeated by Che be Slov
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