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I .eighth Ycnr-No. 267, Price Five cent OGDEN CITY, UTAH, THURSDAEVENING, NOVEMBER 7 1918. LAST EDITION 3:30 P. M. ' H
AMERICANS IN SEDAN I
I Anarchy Reigns in Germany; Machine Gun I
I Battles in Hamburg; Entire Fleet at Kiel Seized I
I PARIS AWAIT ING
I I PARIS, Nov. 7, 3:30 p. m. (By The Associated Press)
Four German officers bearing white flags, it is officially an
nounced, probably will arrive at the headquarters of Marshal
Secretary Lansing authorised the statement that the Ger
man armistice delegation would not be received by General
Foch until 5 o'clock this afternoon.
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 7. Chancellor 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 bloodshed," a deputation has left for the front and that j
"he negotiations will be seriously endangered by disturban-
ces and lack of discipline." j
AT ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Wednes-j
day, Nov. 6. (By The Associated Press) The Hungarian:
port of Fiume, southeast of Triest, has been taken by the(
Italians and Admiral Cagni has been named governor.
The occupation of Fiume was similar to the Italian en-'
trance into Triest. A citizens' committee was formed at Fiume
t October 29. The committee signed a declaration of rights and I
declared themselves free from Hungary, expressing a desire.!,
t -to be united-witlrlt1y.7"''"'
; (Troops in Part of City oni
West Side of the I
Meuse. . j
; WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON
THE SEDAN FRONT, Nov. 7. 1:45 p.
m. (By the Associated Press) Anier-1
lean troops today entered that pan Of
Sedan that lies on the west bank of
i the Meuse.
Since November 1 the Americans
, : have taken 6,000 prisoners. They
have freed all French territory with
i in the zone of the army's action west
. of the Meuse to a total of 700 square
kilometers, and have liberated 2,000
The bridge over the Meuse at Se
dan, over which the retreating enemy
fled, has been destroyed and the river
C The principal German latteral lines
il o communication between the fortress
if of Mctz and northern France and Bel -1
f Sjuin, now are either out or unavail-
able for the enemy's use.
Railway Junction Useless
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON
THE SEDAN FRONT, Nov. 7. (Noon)
(By the Associated Press) The dis
tance between the advancing Ameri
cans and the German positions before
Sedan grew much less Wednesday and
- early todny. The Americans wre only
four miles south of Sedan.
During the night the American po
sitions east of the Meuse were consoli
, dated whllo progress was made on
both aides of the river, the Germans
giving wny slowly.
The railway junction at Sedan al
ready Is useless to the enemy. The
, I'rench on the American left are mov
U Ing forward rapidly in the direction of
t edan, making it doubtful whether the
!; honor of first reaching the city will
go to them or to the Americans.
II Great Wedge Driven by Franco-
II ' Americans
1 f C,ITH THE AMERICAN ON THE
II' DAN Wednesday. Nov. G. 11 a. m.
a i I ( the Associated Press) The great
i M.i'cdge which the-$rjnclr and Amori-
cans have driven into tho Gorman lines
west of the Meuse is within four miles
of Sedan tonight. During afternoon!
American forces have taken Villemon-1
try, Mont Debrune, Aiitrecourl and
Connage. To the west the French, in j
co-operation with the Americans have!
During th day the Americans at one
place advanced over four and a half
miles. The villages taken include
Buldon, H'araucourt and Jlaucourt.
i Great quantities of stores have been
Desperate Fighting Continues
Desperate fighting continues east of
the Meuse. In tho face of strong re
sistance, the Americans gained nearly
two and a half miles during the day,
capturing Murvaux, Fontaines and
Hill 284. which the Germans gave up
only after a severe struggle,
Machine guns continue the chief
weapon of fighting the German efforts
to hold the heights west of the Meuse,
which have been in their possession
Called to Colors;
' AMSTERDAM, Wednesday, Nov. 6
All men liable to military service up
to 2G years of age throughout Czecho
slovakia have been called to the col
ors, according to a Prague dispatch
to the Wescr Zeitung of Bremen. It
Is said that this order includes Ger
man Bohemia. Comments In the Czech
press indicate that the mobilization is
! White Flags in Ghent
ON THE BATTLE FRONT IN BEL
GIUM, Tuesday, Nov. 6. (By the As
sociated Press) A wireless dispatch
was received this afternoon at the
headquarters of General Beauralns
from tho Germans saying they had de
cided to abandon Ghent and asking the
Belgians not to firo on the suburbs of
the town where white flags are raised.
American troops from Ohio under
the command of General Farnsworth
played a great part in the relief of the
city by an attack on the,Eccke salient,
16 miles southwest of Ghent, which
was taken by storm yesterday. Their
j losses were comparatively light.
German Armistice Dele-j
gation Must Meet Com-1
mander on Allied line j
White Hag Party Mayj
Hear First of Mili
LONDON, Nov. 7 Marshal Foch,
the--A I Hod- commander-in-chief, "has
notified the German high command
that if the German armistice delega
tion wishes to meet him it shay ad
vance to the French lines along the
Chimay, Fourmles, La Capelle and
From the French outposts the pleu-'
ipolcntlaries will be conducted to the I
place decided upon for the interview.
France Deeply Impressed
PARIS, Nov. 7 News that a German
white flag party had left for the from i
made a deep impression iu France,;
where the prompt action of the Ger-1
man government took the public by,
surprise. The last lingering doubl6 asj
to Germany's sincerity in asking for
the Allied terms for an armistice seem j
to be removed. ( I
In the meantime the Allied troops
are giving the enfeebled enemy no
rest, and the retreat of the Germans
verges perilously near a rout. Bri
tish forces arc within a few miles of
Maubeuge, tho fall of which is immi
nent. The French First army is con
verging on Hirson.
The enomy is falling back on tho
Meuse before the French Fourth and
Fifth armies which arc driving in his
rear guard and capturing many ma
Emperor's Headquarters to Fall
The German white flag party may
hear of the fall of the German em
peror's former headquarters at Charle
ville and Mozieres before they reach
Marshal Foch. , Near the Mouse the
American army working in close
touch with General Gounuul's forces,
arc demolishing bit by bit the power- j
ful pillar of the German defense on the1
western front. The destruction of
this main bastion would involve the
whole enemy retreat in disaster. There
is now no lesting place for the Gor
man hosts this side of the Rhine. In
deed, it is not loo much to say that
the Germans are doomed to defeat
without hope of recovery.
The name of this place is not given
In the official text of the note from
Marshal Foch, which reads as follows:
"To the German high command from
"If the German plenipotentiaries
wish to meet Marshal Foch to ask him
for an armistice they are to advance
to tho French outposts by tho Chi
may, Fourmies, La Capelle and Guise
Violent Artillery Firing
in the Streets of I
MUTINY AT KIEL;
Sailors Hoist Red Flag,!
and KOI Commander.
LONDON, -Nov 7 A number of,
German garnsons oh the south Baltic
coast have deserted and are going to
Kiel, says a Copenhagen dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph company. The
red flag has been hoisted at Warne
munde, a seaport of northern Germany,
and the port of Rostock on the Baltic
LONDON, Nov. 7 The German au
thorities have decided to suppress the
revolution at Kiel, according to a dis
ipatch from Copenhagen to the Ex
change Telegraph company. Several
thousand soldiers from Fehmarn is
land have been ordered to Kiel. The
workmen and soldiers council has de
cided to resist.
Council Passes Rules
LONDON, Nov. 7 The following
points were passed by the Kiel coun
cil: First: Secretary Hausmann will take
care that the demands of the soldiers
and workmen's council shall be for
warded to the reichstag.
Second: Tho immediate cessation of
all military measures directed against
the movement of the council.
Third. The navy has been ordered
to leave the harbor.
Fourth; Military prisoners to be re
leased, Governor Accepts Demands.
LONDON, Nov. . 7. The military
governor of Kiel, according to an Ex
change Telegraph dispatch from Cop
enhagen, has accepted the following
demands of the workers and soldiers
The release of all military and poli
Complete- freedom of speaking and
Released prisoners must not be pun
ished. Officers "who acknowledge and com
ply with the measures of the councils
shall bo 'permitted to remain or to
leave tho service.
DEMONSTRATIONS IN PERU.
LIMA, Peru, Wednesday, Nov. G.
Minor hostile measures to quiet tho
roads. Orders have been given that
they are to be received and conducted
to the place fixed for the interview."
Enormous Events Crowd
. Hours With Sen-
jWILSON IS ENDORSED
President's Demands to;
Germans Praised By j
Allied Press. i
LONDON. Wednesday, .No.v. .6 Te'
last' days of the war have been so
crowded with enormous events that
; there is no capacity left for surp'rises
jor sensntions. The terms of Presi
dent "Wilson's note to Germany deal
ling with the freedom of the pas and
compensation to the Allies, are en
idorsed by all newspapers here. It is
'believed that Germany knew, from the
: terms of the Austrian armistice the
sort of peace she had to oxpect and
' that her military and political situa
tions give her no alternative but to
i News comes from the front that the
'hard pressed German armies have no
, fresh divisions left to throw into the
battle. They have no great reserve of
ammunition. The German people are
demanding peace at any price to save
i whatever they may from the wreck -j
Great Humiliation of Germany
From a British viewpoint the great
humiliation Germany will suffer will
be in having her fleet surrender or
pass out of the war without one great
fight to the death.
Even the best informed here are un
able to arrive at a clear judgment
from tho many conflicting reports as
to the magnitude of the revolt against
war among the German people, or
how strong is the demand for the em
peror's abdication. One fact is plain
There never was such freedom of
speech ,in Germany as today.
Diplomats and soldiers are each try
ing to place the blame for their coun
try's downfall on the other. Placards
have blossomed out in Berlin saying
that the emperor and the crown prince
must go. Correspondents are permit
ted to telegraph from Berlin that the
vacillating character of the emperor is
responsible for most of the nation's
Choice of Peace Parley Location
PAItIS, Nov. 7 Diplomats here are
Interested in the choice of location for
the peace negotiations. Some of them
think tho Carnegie peace palace at the
Hague should be chosen for sentimen
tal reasons. They point out that The
Hague is convenient for the British.
Belgian and Germnns and can be eas
ily reached by land from Paris. Other
statesmen prefer a place in French or
Italian Switzerland, such as Lausanne.
Geneva or Lucerne. They are easy of
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 Secretary Lansing made public today a message to the German gov
iernment through the Swiss minister protesting against the reported intention of the German au
I thorities in Belgium to destroy coal mines upon evacuation. If the acts contemplated are carried
out, the message says, it will confirm "the belief that the solemn assurances of the German govern
ment are not given in good faith."
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7. It was officially announced at the state' department at 2:15 o'clock
thjs afternoon that the Germans had NOT signed armistice terms. j
PARIS, Nov, 7.-1:20 p. m A considerable crowd gathered around the war office today
awaiting news of the result of the German application, under a flag of truce, for an armistice, al
though it is generally believed that several days will pass before a truce can be arranged.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 7. A revolt has broken out in I
Hamburg, according to a dispatch from the Politiken at Vam- H
brup. Violent artillery firing was in progress in the streets 1H
of the city when the correspondent's informant was deported, wM
the latter declared.
LONDON, Nov. 7. The entire German navy and a 1 jH
great part of Schleswig is in the hands of the revolutionists, I IB
according to reports received in Copenhagen from Kiel and I
transmitted by the Exchange Telegraph company. I
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 7. Continuous demonstrations j'l
are taking place in Berlin, according to the Social Demokra- 1 I
ten. Twenty thousand deserters from the army are march' " I
ing through the streets of the capital 11
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7. Important advances by the I I
American army yesterday on both sides of the Meuse were 11
reported today by General Pershing. Neither difficult ground ' I H
nor two fresh enemy divisions delayed the progress on the il l
east, but west of the river the German positions were taken H
only by desperate struggles. I H
' ATHENS, Nov. 7. A German submarine after hav- II
ing torpedoed a Greek sailing ship is said to have fired on the IH
icrew when the men tried to escape from the sinking vessel, IJH
I according to an official telegram received here from Crete. TiH
The lifeboats have been examined and found to be shattered jjjlfl
I by projectiles from the submarine's guns. ill
AMSTERDAM, Wednesday, Nov. 6. Demands that I
j the Germans withdraw their troops forthwith from Poland j !l
have been forwarded to Berlin by the new Polish national jjjH
(government, according to the Rhenish Westphalian Gazette Hll
i of Essen. l
(By the Associated Press.)
Sedan, famous in the Franco-Prussian
war of 1870: has been entered by
the American First army. Today the
Americans entered the section of the
town on the west bank of the Meuse,
marking an advance of more than U-i
miles since the offensive began on
While the British, French and Amer
ican troops where on the front be
tween the Scheldt and the Meuse are
pushing the Germans from the small
section of France they still occupy.
Important gains arc reported for the
British in the north and the French In
the center of the advancing allied lines
which moved forward six miles Wed
nesday. Marshal Foch has informed Ger
many that her delegates that are com - j
ing to learn the armistice terms shall
onter the French line on the road be
tween Chemay. Belgium and Guise,
France, whore the road runs boveen
Vervins and Avesnes. On this road the
French lines are within ten miles of
the Belgian frontier.
Haig Cleaning Up the Germans.
Field Marshal Haig's rapidly clear
ing the Germans from that portion of
France east and southeast of Valen
ciennes. The British have smashed
further through tho enemy lines de
fending Mons and Maubeuge and are
outflanking the German positions in
Belgium, where the German comman
der at Ghent is. evacuating the city.
East and southeast of the Mormal for
est the British also have made great
strides toward the Franco-Belgian
The Freuch armies from north of the
Oise to southeast of Mezieres main
tain contact with the retiring enemy
all along the front. The last natural
obstaclo west of the Belgian frontier
access from France, Italy, Austria and
Germany. Still others prefer Brus
sels as being gratifying to tho Bel
gians who have suffered so greatly.
The Temps suggests Versailles, the
place where was signed the treaty that
ended the war of tho American rcvo- j
lution and which was really the cradle
of the German empire.
' No matter where the conference is
I held, tho signal corps, according to
present plans, could string wires to !
good cable points so that Washington
may be in easy and rapid communica
tion with the meeting.
Bond of Contract
WASHINGTON, Nov, 7 Creation of
a bond of contract adjustment to pass
upon all claims, doubts and disputes
which may arise during- the fulfillment
of any contract mado by tho war de
partment was .announced today by
Secretary Baker. Lieutenant-Colonel
Christopher B. Garnctt has been ap
pointed chairman of the board.
have virtually all been cleared and the D
terrain before the French is admirable I
for inanoeuvering On the 'extreme , ffl
right where the French line joins the 11
American, French cavalry are riding I'
toward the Mouse between Mezieres '
and Sedan. S
Advance of Pershing's Men.
In reaching the Meuse at Sedan Gen- ,
eral Pershing's men had achieved an .
advance of four miles since late Wed-
ncsday night. Germany's main line of
communication from Met, westward H
goes through Sedan and It is no longer
of use to the enemy. In their rapid ad- 1
j vance northward to Sedan since last t
Friday, the Americans have captured
G000 prisoners. Sedan is seven miles
from the Jlrcnch frontier and (he fall ;
of the town which is mostly at the east
bank of the Meuse, means the definite
turning of tho Meuse line northward J
into Belgium and would force the -
Germans back almost to the Ilhino if I"
hostilities should continue. jg
Americans Press Forward. 1
liast of the Meiscthe Americans I"
press forward toward Srontniady. Ger-
many's troops west of the leuSc-Jie- flh
cause of the great progress of thi - V
French and Americans must now re- j
treat if they can, through Belgium.
The task, of moving this large force of i
soldiers through the narrow Liege U
gap is a formidable one. j
Internal conditions in Germany ap- J,
pareutly are far from satisfactory. In j'
addition to the outbreak in Kiel, the i
German naval base which is reported j
to have placed the German navy and a
large part of Schleswig-Holstein in the J
hands of the revolutions, outbreaks arc 1
reported in Hamburg. The chancellor
also has issued an appeal to the peo- 3.
pie to maintain calm whllo the annis- j
lice negotiations are in progress. jjj
Amnesty for Costa Rlcans i
SAN JOSE, Costa Kica, Nov. 7
Full amnesty has been granted to all v
citizons of Costa Ilica that have vol- (
untarily left the country. The nmncs- It
ty granted by the government extends , If
also to those implicated in the rcvolu-
lion of last February when an attempt i
was made to overthrow President Tin- l
j Pursuing Fleeing Germans j
PARIS. Nov. 7 Along tho entire jj
French front the pursuit of tho re- , f
treating Germans was taken up again . ?j
this morning, according to today's war ; A
The French have thrown cavalry in- '
to the action on their right, whore the
mounted troops arc pushing in the di- ,
rcction of the Meuse. ' ,-t
The French arc moving forward east ,
of the forest of Nouvion and Rcignaval j
and north of the Serre a'lid lAisno riv ;
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