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It Is Wilson's Day.
The Mammoth Dies.
How Kings Pass On.
"Let Him Not Boast-"
By ABTHUB BBISBA5E.
Yon read, this morning the
great news that changes the face
of the world, restores hope to
humanity, substitutes building for
-destruction, peace for murder.
You know the part that this
nation has played in this great
peace, in the salvation of the hu
You know the man who has
directed the effort of your coun
try, whose determination made
this kind of peace in advance,
You have today the opportun
ity, with your votj, to tell the
people of Europe what the peo
ple of this country think of their
Woodrow Wilson has done good
work for you. He has other
work as important to do, in re
construction, in adjustment.
He wants nothing from you
FOR HIMSELF, but asks the
power to work for you.
Time enough for politics and
partisanship later. Today the
United States will vote with the
President of the United States,
with the army and navy of the
United States, with the magnifi
cent victory that is due to the
A few months ago Berlin be
lieved that German arms were
about to strike Paris. German
shells were exploding in Paris,
Paris heard the German guns
n&ht and day.
"Now the army of the United
States is within striking distance
of Berlin, flying machines could
no there and back easily but
they will not need to go.
You hare read all the great
news, including the Austrian
peace terms complete surrender.
Quite a change in a few
Dozens of automobile trucks
bearing the Hohenzollern arms
have been arriving at a castle
in Switzerland owned by a friend
of the Kaiser.
Switzerland would make the
Kaiser's safest home if he could
get there. In Switzerland every
man is a soldier, with his gun
in good order all the .year
.round, and if they accept aman
they protect him.
The hour glass of history Is
.turned upside -down.
t Voltaire fled to 'Switzerland
to escape the power of kings.
He went to Switzerland's border
to visit his friend, Frederick of
Prussia, who played with phil
osophy between wars.
Frederick's successor, the
Hohenzollern of today, is send
ing his property to Switzerland,
to escape the power of the peo
ple. "Let him not boast that put
teth his armor on."
Did you read carefully the
Kaiser's letter, in which, on behalf
of the Hohenzollems, he bade
farewell to power?
The letter will stand as one of
the great marks in history. For
if this nation and the allies make
democracy permanent after the
war, the letter addressed by the
Kaiser to "Your Grand Ducal
Highness" Prince Maximilian, will
stand as the farewell word of
autocracy on this planet.
Kings that are well behaved will
survive for a while, as the vermi
form appendix survives, when it
doesn't become inflamed inside of
But the days of kings that rule
are ended. These are the fare
well words of the last great
"A new order comes into force
which transfers the fundamental
rights of the Kaiser's person to
That is 4the dying word of
The Kaiser says "Thus comes to
a close a period which will stand
in honor before the eyes of future
As a matter of fact, thus comes
to a close a period, the end of
which marks the coming of age
of the human race.
Strange and dramatic are the
endings of kings. The greatest
dies, like an eagle in a cage, on
the rock of St. Helena. The most
good natured, moral king of
France, Louis Sixteenth, dies un
der the guillotine's knife. St
Louis, the good king of France,
his mind turned toward the Holy
Land, has himself taken from his
royal bed and put on a bed of
ashes that he may die humbly as
Caesar is murdered when he
could have been most useful.
The Georges of our colonial
days die fat in body, weak in mind.
Charles the Fifth. Holy Roman
Emperor, King of Spain, perse
cutes PROTESTANTS in Spain
because it pleases him, protects
Martin Luther in Germany, to
oblige his large fat friend Henry
the Eighth, angry because the
Pope won't give him a divorce.
Charles spared Luther to help
Henry to spite the Pope.
With everything in lis grasp,
Charles the Fifth, fiftv-five years
of age. divides his kingdoms anon
his children, and retires to a mon
astery, where he mixes stern
awtirism with, active politics, and
Fair taalgat and tomor
row not much chance In
ture at 8 a. m-, 47 de
cretal normal tempera
ti i for Nov. B far laat
30 years, 49 degrees.
ALLIES ATTACK ON
SHOW BIG VOTE
TO BE POLLED
NEW YORK. Nov. 5. Sin.
Catherine Smith, wife or the
Democratic candidate for gover
n6r, today eaat the flrat ballot la
the. flrat assembly dlatrlct, the
polling alaee for -which rraa di
rectly aerosa the atreet from the
Early reports to political head
quarters here showed today that the
American voters are fuming out
early and in great numbers for onfumtn.
of the mosVspirited elections in the
Both Democrats and "Republicans
today were confident of victory-
At Democratic national headquar
ters, it was stated that a Democratic
majority in the Senate is certain.
Party leaders said the party will
gain a Senator each in Rhode Island
and Nebraska, and if it loses one
each in Illinois and Kansas, where
the fight has been close, "South Da
kota and Massachusetts should re
turn a Democratic Senator each."
If the Democrats held the balance
of their present strength, they would
increase their present majority in
the Senate by two, under these cir
cumstances. G. O. P. Claims Senate.
At Republican headquarters, how
ever, it was claimed that the Re
publicans will elect fifty senator. In-1
eluding one each from Illinois. Man- j
and Kansas all claimed by the Dem
ocrats giving the Republicans a
gain of six or seven and a majority
of two In the Senate.
Both headquarters admitted the
House outcome Is uncertain. The
Democratic National Committee de
clared today that the party will gain
from fifteen to twenty-fle In the
(Continued 'on Fagc 3, Column 4.)
1 .200 NE
VOTES CAST HERE
Residents of Washington cast about
1,200 votes for governor and Congreva
men In New York State today
All the voters had to oe in the unl
form of the arm), navy, marines and
the Red Cross. About 100 v. omen ot
d at the polling place at 1400 Penn
sylvania avenue, the majority of whom
were members Of the navy reserve.
About 25 were members of the Red
Cross and there were about 10 women
members of the Marine Corpe
The election was authorized by a
law recently passed by the New York
legislature, by which any member of
the American lighting forces would
not lose his or her ote through ab
sence on duty.
soon dies because he was foolish
enough to quit.
Now, William the Second. last
of the mammoths of autocracy,
beaten by the superior thinking
power of democracy, as the mam
moth was beaten by thought, yields
and retires. Perhaps he will foV
low his cousin, the Russian Czar.
Perhaps reign without ruling, as
does his cousin George of England,
perhaps take up his residence in
Switzerland, land of hotels and
travelers, there with his six sons
to watch the world go by.
PuBllihtd every evenlar (Including Sunday!
Entered as aeeond.elaaa matter, at tha post
otlce at Wahnrton. D C.
WOUNDED BY FOE
Mrs. C. S. Bruoe, of Washing
ton, Had Strange Premoni
tion of Her Soldier-Brother
Being Wounded Same Day
He Fell in Battle.
On the morning of October 6, Mrs
Clarence S. Bruce, of 2601 Eleventh
atreet north eit. told her husband
she had dreamed that her brother,
refer, had been wounded In the fight
Ins "Over There."
Neither she nor Mr. Bruce paid a
great deal of attention to the dream
Dreams usually go by opposite, he
Today, the name of Corporal "Peter
T. Wolfe, a Western High School
graduate is carried on the latest
casualty list from France He was
wounded rn action.
-But tnai u ooiguio rsmarKanie cir-
'Jn-her brother's birth
day she" received, a telegram from
the War Department that he had
been wounded in. action October 6,
the day of the dream.
Mrs. Bruce has heard from her
brother since he was wounded, and
"I celebrated by birthday In a hos
pital in France. I was wounded In
the right hand and had a part of it
amputated to prevent Infection. I was
also wounded in the back by a shrap
"Don't worn', I will be back at the
front soon for the fourth time. It was
on my third trip that I was wounded,
I had a premonition of it from tny
experiences, for I know that one can
not be so lucky all the time. I guess
it was my turn."
Wolfe attended the Western High
School and worked for the Washing-
ton Railway and Electric Company be
fore he enlisted He went tn Camp
I'pton last December, and has been in
France since rebruary.
District of Columbia troop com
prising the 312th Mnchlne Gun Rat
tallon went into battle recently sing
Ing and yelling like bererkr. ac
cording to letters Juat received by
Mrs S S. Janney, of Rsltimore. wlfr
of Major Stuart Janney, command
ing the Washington unit
Major Janney himself has been
mentioned for distinguished service
In the battle In which the Seventy
ninth Division from Camp Meade took
an Important part, and In which the
fighting blood of Washington soldiers
Word of Major Janney's citation
reached Washington today from
Camp Meade, where the ,112th Ma
chine Gun Battalion was In training
before It left for Traty-e In July.
D. C. flaya Rnahrd Foe.
"We have Just come out bat'li in
which the 312th covered Itself with
glory," said Major Janney, In a letter
written to his wife, October 8
"Mothers of the Washlngtor lads
"n this outfit wouldn" have recog
nized them when they w-nt yelling
and cheering after the German. All
were covered with dust and the grime
of burnt powder, but they ke-it nftcr
the retreating Germans, and the clap-clap-clap
of their machine guns
could be heard rising stnccato-like
over the rumble of the artillery In our
"We will be In rest billets a few
Jays longer and then we are off to a
new sector of the front to aid In
driving back the German still far
ther," continued Major Janney "Al
though we tuffered a few casualties In
the big fight, most of the men are well
snd happy while their morale Is su
perlatively high They all send their
love to friends and relatives in Wash
ington. "I am ery proud of my mn and
they seem to realize the responsibility
of carrying the honor or the Nation'
Capital on their shoulders," said
"When the dust covered 312th
rushes Into action, sets up Its 'type
writers' and start to pour lead Into
enemy troops. It would do your heart
good to see them. They are men."
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whose sister here saw htm wonndtiT
The Senate broke all record, today
when It adjourned one minute after
Six Senators were present Smith,
Georsrla: Culberson and Shpnnarri
Texas: Martin. Virginia. Democrats.
McCumber, North Dakota, and "Len
root, Wisconsin. Republican
Provost Marshall General Crowder
today issued a rail for IS. 300 white
men for limited serir-
At Crowder' office. It wa stated
that draft call would go on as usual
at least until Germany had signed
armistice terms aid that the majority
of ofilcers favored tht-ir cont'nuatlon
until the actual loni-IuKlon of peace
The quota of the District ..f Colum
bla I 175 Mar Ian w ill furnish 20.
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of the elections has been received it will
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Waving of the searchlight ray from
the eastern horizon to the western
horizon will give you the news that Con
gress remains Democratic.
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will give you the news that the next
. Congress will be Republican.
During the time while the result is
in doubt the ray will point directly up
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Watch The Times searchlight Get
the news from the sky.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 5,The
Bolshevik regime in Russia is
reported to have handed a note
to neutral diplomats for trans
mission to the allies for the
opening of peace negotiations
with the allied countries.
LONDON, Nov .5, There is
no official confirmation here of
(he report from Copenhagen that
the Bolshevik government in
Russia has requested the open
ing of peace negotiations with
"What remained of the Ger
man legation at Moscow and had
been transferred to Pleakau,
returned these last few days to
Germany wlthont noise."
So read a diplomatic dispatch
reaching Washington today from
Basle, and quoting the Lokal
COPENHAGEN. Nov. 5. A great
demonstration was held Sunday at the
Bismarck monument In Berlin In favor
of continuation of the war. according
to the Berliner Tageblatt.
Resolutions were adopted against
accepting a "humiliating peace "
REICHSTAG BACKS KAISER
That the Kaiser has the Reichs
tag's support In his refusal to abdi
cate is the substance of the seml
oftical Wolff Agency reports to
Switzerland, relayed to diplomats
Berlin newspapers were quoted as
salng the Reichstag parties had
concluded, after several days' delib
eration, that the Kaiser need not ab
dicate ITALY HONORS GORGAS
Surgeon General Gorgas today was
notified that he has been awarded the
decoration of Grand Officer of the
Order of the Crown of Italy by the
NOVEMBER 5, 1918.
FOCH TO PRESENT
The allied armistice terms will be presented to the
German High Command through Field Marshal Ferdinand
Foch in the field. They will not go forward through Presi
dent TViloon. This was authoritatively learned today.
There are two reasons for this action. First the United
States no longer has any definite line on exactly who now
are the real rulers of Germany. The second is that the
terms of necessity affect the German military organization.
Consequently they should be initiated by the generalissimo
of the allied forces.
Th State Department today said
It could be "assumed" that President
Wilson's peace formula constituted
the basis tor the armistice terms.
When the armistice proposal was for
warded to the associated nations. It
was pointed out today. It was vir
tually conditional upon acceptance of
tha President's formula.
Officials" nera ix tlut ,'tbe terms
eowparfsoB of tha..Q-HUUr military
situs" ilea existed In
C. R. SCHIRM FOUND
BALTIMORE. Md Nov. 5. Former
Congressman Charles R. Schtrm of the
Fourth Maryland district, a leading
Republican and prominent In legal
circles, was found dead In bed at his
home In this city last night by his
brother. Jerome fiehlrm, who bad
called at the house for the purpose of
paying a visit.
Mr Schlrm was fifty-four years old
Injuries received from a fall about ten
days ago and the shock resulting from
the death of his wife from Influenza
recently. Is believed to have cause
Mr Schlrm health to decline steadily.
FARLEY WILL PROBATED
NKW YORK. Nov 5 The will of
Cardinal Farley, on probata here, re
veals he left his entire astate In the
hands of three Roman Catholic bish
ops Hlckey. of Rochester, N. Y ;
Hayes, of New York, and McFaul. of
Trenton, under which the survivor of
the three Is to take tha estate. The
disposition was made with the under
standing that the entire property
shall go to the church
The value of the estate was not dis
closed. Cardinal Farley left as his
helrs-at-law two nieces, three grand-
nieces and a grandnephew, none of
whom were mentioned In the will.
DEAD AT HIS HOM
Lieut. J. C. Edgerton, army aviator,
will make three flights tonight for The
Times and display from his plane colored
lights indicating the results of the election.
The flights will be probably at 8:30,
9 and 9:30 o'clock, although conditions
may alter these times.
Th2 display of red lights will give you
the news that Congress remains Democratic
' The display of green lights will give
you the news that the next Congress will
The display of white lights will indicate
that the result is in doubt.
Watch for Lieutenant Edgerton's aero
plane. Get the news from the sky.
Austria when the latter's armistice
terms were framed.
It Is assumed that the terms were
sent forward from Versailles yester
day as soon as they 'were signed by
the members of the supreme council
"nree. General Foch Is expected to have
taken Immediate ateos to send terms
forward .to German, great jleadauar-
tarsi Whem. . 11'. taaTfmMTth nr
airman military- Commanders are.
md ch.n th. k-.r. ..rir.t h,.r
from.TXher-was a strong- posslbliuyifroat of nearly 150 jnilea, from the
(that tie terms would be in the hands
of the German commanders today, or
in any event, not later than tomor
row, Pabllelty 3Tay Walt On Germans.
Just how soon the allied armistice
terms witl be made public Is not yet
known. It was assumed that the Ger
man command would be given an op
portunity to study them before they
are given to the world. If there Is
a time limit accompanying them It la
unlikely they will be made public un
til either Germany accepts, or the
time limit expires.
Anny officers here very frankly
were hoping that General Foch would
be In no hurry to present the armis
tice terms. They declare that an In
spection of the map will show that
a Oerman military cataatropho on the
western front cannot very lone be
delayed. They say that if the allied
forces can continue their present speed
the main outlets through which the
Oerman army had expected to retreat
will be entirely closed within forty
Ullltary men explained that ther
were two methods, direct or diplo
matic, through which General Foch
will act The first is the direct one.
If it was chosen, the general would
send forward the terma of the supreme
council accompanied by a flag of truce
(Continued on rage -. Column 3.)
IN GREAT DRIVE
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES
IN FR1NCE. Nov 5. District of Co
lumbia troops are taking part In the
great drive on Sedan.
The center of the advancing line Is
held by troops from New York. Mary
land and West Virginia. To the right
and left of them are regulars and
troops from New York. New Jersey,
the District of Columbia. Texas. Ok
lahoma. Kansas, Missouri. Colorado
and New Mexico.
Since the resumption of the Ameri
can offensive on this front the Amer
icans have brought down in three
days 124 German airplanes The
Americans have lost twenty-nine ma
AMSTERDAM. Nov. 5. The Amer
ican fleet will soon occupy Trieste,
according o reports received here to
day from Tola.
MRS. STOKES ARRESTED
NEW YORK. Nov. 3. Mrs. Rose
Pastor Stokes was arrested at her
home here early today on a charge of
llleiral recrlatratlon. She later wis
i released on $3 000 hall furnished by.
j her hiibband, G. rhelps stokes.
I State Superintendent of Elections
' Frederick U Marshall caused Mrs.
Stokes' arrest, claiming her convic
tion of uttering seditious remarks In
Kansas City made It illegal for her
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GAP UN SOUTH
. WITH THE AMERICAN
ARMIES IN FRANCE, Nov. 5,
2:10 p. m. The Americana
gained six kilometers (three
and three-quarter miles) against
heavy resistance, in a sodden
lunge along, the 3teuse this
toomlng- They captured Bean
mont, Cesse and the Jaulnay
forest and completed occapa-
J&sZ-jut La Netrrjlle.
- n-.. -life. attaeklnV ever
' 1M awe are auacaun overs
Moss canal southeastward to the
The fightnyf on the -vest front
rapidly fs forcing the German armier
along the southwestern edge of the
Ardennes -into a trap.
With the southern exit practical?.
closed through occupation of the
Stesay gap by the Americans, tha
British and French are shutting the
northern gateway in the region oi.
3Ianbeuge and Hirson. At tho same
time the Erench are. squeeiinjcjthr
Germans along the whole front be
tween tfio two exits.
The British" fighting-front extendi
from the Mons canal at.Conde, south-,
ward to -the Sombre, a front of, forty
miles. The French. co-operatinjr with
this drive are; on a 15-mile, front,
from the Sambre SOTthwarjLf ft -tar
Oise, at Guise. " :
The French first army -began' "It
new attack this morning- on tha 40
mile front from the Oise southeast
ward to the Aisne, in the region, of
Franco-Americans on Aisne.
General Gouraud's Franco-Amert
hcan army Is-operating- alongithe Atone
from the right name or tne nrs army
eastward to the left Sank of the
American nrat army near Ve Che ma,
on the Ardennes canal, a front 01
about fifteen miles. General Ligsett's
first armv has extended Its front to
about thirty miles from the Ardnsej
canal, eastward to the Mruat. then
southward along the west, oanx oi
Rapid progress is being made along
thi. whole front with the exception
of the short strip along the Aisne.
where the Germans appear to be
holding welL The British captured
the fortified town or La Quesnoy yes
terday. It waa officially announced
today, adding 1.000 prisoners to the
10,000 reported earlier In the day.
Delglana AI Advancing.
The Belgians have made a alight
advance between Ghent and tha
Dutch border, while the French end
Americans astride Audenarde and the
British north of Tournal are pushing
cautiously eistward from the Scheldt.
In th face of these continued vle,
(Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
LOST AND FOUND
VCTIX lady who was aeea to take pack
age coatajnlnr a-rar messallne dreaa
from Economy Shoe Store Monday noon
plaa return aania to )3 P at. N. W.T
Marie Anderson, 438 f
New Jersey Ave. S. E., re
covered the package she
lost through the above ad
in The Times.
Phone your "Result
Getters" to The Times.
Main 5260. A bill will be