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VOL. NO. 28.
GREENVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13, 1918.
German War Machine
Further Shorn of Power
by Armistice Changes
WasMngton, Nov. 12. Many sweeping changes have been
made in 18 of the 35 armistice terms as originally accepted by
i Germany. These changes were made public tonight by the
State Department. One of them is the demand of the allies
and the United States for all of the German submarines, in
stead of only the 160 mentioned in the original terms. Other
changes are merely modifications of the original draft, such as,
for instance: The number of motor lorries demanded by the
allies is now,fljced at 5,000, instead of the original 10,000. It
is presumed the changes were made at a meeting of the' Ger-
man emissaries with Marshal Foch. Some of the modifications
are calculated to make the terms more severe than those which
were read to Congress by President Wilson yesterday, while
others are rendered more lenient. However, leniency is extend
ed only in cases where the internal situation in Germany makes
it imperative. It is evident that the majority of alterations in
,tho terms were made for the purpose of further crippling -the
once boastedGennan war machine. Under the new terms all
the German troops must be out of France and Belgium with
in the next 30 days. The revised terms make unnecessary any
reply by President Wilson to the note of Dr. Solf regarding
food conditions in the empire, as they indicate plainly the in-
tention of this government as well as the allied nations to assisi
the German people in getting sufficient food rations.
GERMAN NAVY TO
BE WATCHED TO CONTINUE FIGHT
NEW NATIONS INTO WHICH AUSTRIA-HUNGARY WILL BE SPLIT UP, WHAT v
WILL REMAIN OF AUSTRIA, ANL) TWO PROMINENT FIGURES IN CHANGES
ARMISTICE MAY BE TERMINATED
11F SAILORS. REFUSE TO SUR-
Washington, Nov. 12. Until Ger
man Submarines and other war craft
designated in Ibe armistice terras have
been surrendered and the remainder of
the enemy's naval forces, disarmed Sec
retary Daniels,jiId todaj. the Anicrl
catTnavy will in no way relax its vis
Dance. Instrupctions to this, effect,
following those given by General Per;
shlng to the armj in France, are as
sumed to be already In the hinds of
the commanders of all ships.
The Navy Department had not been
officially notified of the situation tarly
today, Mr. Daniels said, as to the Ger-
i mas fleet said to be under control of
revolutionary committees of the sol
diers' and -workmen's council.
j Detailed Instructions for the turning
over of the surrendered ships and
other steps for naval disarmament
were not contained in the armistice it-
,Sl self but were communicated In attach
ed notes which have not been comrau-
i Bleated to Washington. The Supremo
' "War Council left this as well as the
details of the execution of the mili
tary aspects of tbe surrender to Mar
Officials here are not Inclined to ex-
' pct immediate drastic action to force
the surrender of tho German vessels
Authorities at Berlin who ordered the
"CAN'T HELP WONDERING IF WE
HAVE LICKED THEM ENOUGH,"
HC TELLS PALS.
"With the American Arrayin Trance.,
Nov. 12. It was- in the'giay light of
early morning that orders for a cessa
tion of hostilities were sent to division
al cli'efs of the artillery and aviatm
commanders. Each commander was
called to the telephone and the gener
al armv order read to him.
Another thrust had been planned for
Mondav eas-t of the Meuse, where the
enemy was to have been pushed back
as far as possible before tbe armistice
could be signed. Until receipt of official
orders the army commanders went
ahead with their plans as if they had
never heard of any armistice talk.
In contrast to the soberness of the
Americans was the emotion displayed
by the French. Many French soldiers
went about singing and shouting. The
Americans, with Ta'e exceptions, arc
taking the situation with the bame
grimness that characterized their fighting.
Well, I don't know," drawled a lieu-
tnifant from Texas, -while the artillerj
was sending its last challenge to the
Germans, "but somehow I can't help
wondering if wo have licked them
The Germans were manifestly so
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This m? Indicates thr principal changes that will result f.-c.i the (Jisniemofrlng of Au3trla Hupgary.- Some
of them had taken place even hefore Austria accepted the allies dr?stlc ?'mlsUc condltioiis, followinn ths lines-laid
down Tn nri6fffentrinrnRiTVS fourteen reacc- nVirciolcs. There-will be minor chanfes shown in the nlir;nm;nt of nation
alities ani races, but the general trend of national reorganization is sh:wn here.
Nw Bavatdacr Goweftmetm
Asks Punishment "olGuiJtf
Kaiser Fled When
Villa Was Blown
Up By Revolutionists
London, Nov. 12. It is reported here in dispatches from
Constantinople that the Kaiser's hurried exit from country
was the direct result of the military revolution at Spa, the
German headquarters, in which the former emperor's villa was
blown up by the revolutionists. The revolt among the German
soldiers is rapidly spreading, according to the report, aotid.
many officers who attempted to quell the disturbances have
been killed. The report still persists that the former crown
prince has been shot. In addition to the downfall of the kaiser,
nine other German sovereigns have been overthrown, thus far;
Heligoland, the German Gibraltar in the North Sea, has been
taken under the control of the Soldiers' Council, as has also the
entire German North Sea fleet.
BENT Hi II
BELGIAN REFUGEES EXCLAIM, "A
BAS GUILLAUMEM ASSASSIN!"
AS HE CROSSES BORDER.
London, Nov. 12. William Hoben-
INTERNMENT OF KAISER WILL
PREVENT HIS STARTING FUR
Washington, Nov. 12. Defeated on
zoliern, former uerman emperor, ar- the battlefield, deserted by their em
rhed Sunday at Count Bentnick's cha-peror anti subjected to ternu tanta
teau in Middachten at Velp.'near Arn-'mount to unconditional surrender, the
heim. The former German empress i3 German people have made an appeal to
ill at Potsdam, near Berlin and the for-'president WUson. Conditions descrlb
mer crown prince ia at her bedside, ac-'ed as "fearful" prevail, randDr!r Solr.
cording to an Amsterdam aispatch foreign secretary, says lalhls anneal
A dispatch from Velp says an auto- that millions face starvation if the at-
mobile containing two members of the lies do not take step3 to overcome the
German court arrived first and notified danger, i
Codnt Bcntnick of tho former emper- Tne muUnous sailors who are " In
or's approach. The second car contain-, cm iroi ot most . thB un,ta 0; ncrma-
cd baggage, while Uie third, wUh its ny.'s nay raay.-svea.atJltla'late date,
blinds down, arrived in the evenlngAjsk a battle against the allied fleets
with the emperor. rather than surrender their vessfe.nn.
No one in Velp, adjoinlng the cha- dr the tcrm3 ot (ha armistice: Wlre-
teau, was aware, of his arrival. The less messages to the various units' have
ex-kaiser occupies the left wing of the becn picked up directing them to as
chatenu. The empress probably will be semble In Sassnltz harDor.'o'n tfie8ast
permitted to join him there. Icoast of the Island of Iteueen. nff inVr1
. . ,
velp is about 50 milc3 southeast of Pnicqinn ennpf ' r"r J-3
Amsterdam and about 10 ralle3 north
of the Holland-German border.
COMING OF PEACE HURRIES RE
TRENCHMEN.T MORE BONDS
WILL BE SOLD.
Washington, Nov. 12 Congression
al plans to meet problems arising out
of the sudden coming of peace -were
Informally discussed today by Senate
and House leaders. Several features of
a tentative program were undr con
sideration, including the temporary
i-.i .- ihc e;nn or hoQtmtlpa postponement ot action on tho war
fiaii J l"W i;wv Vuv.m, .
that they did not conceal their satis
faction. Prisoners taken at Tenay
armistice to be signed are responsible grinned wit!) delight; their demeanor
for the carrjlng out ot its terms j was In sharp contrast to that of the
.... .. a , '. ... !...... Jm.nt. Kn, whn tnnb t htt .Tint.
Should tnej lan 10 ao so in any par
ticular the armistice canbe brought to
an end and hostilities resumed to what
ever extent necess-ar.
With the German army presumably
' under orders from Bcilln, the situation
of the fleet in German harbors would
be critic."! if they defied the Berlin
authorities. Shore batteries cnvM soon
compel them to put to sea an. tlio al
1'ed naval power concentrated for the
task undoubtedly would make sViit
work of them. Officers hre can jtft
s'j no serious threat of u icnwal ot
hostilities because the beliove the
crews of the German ships realize the
utter hopelessness ot their tituatlon if
they, attempt defiance.
Secretarj Daniels announce! that
the program for the construction ot
100 chaser-deatroj its at the Ford
plant at" Detroit would be carried out.
Kagle No. 3, third vessel of this type,
was launched there todav.
American doughboj s who took the mat
ter philosophically as they went about
their appointed tasks.
, In the front line it wras the same.
The Americans were happy but quiet:
Uiej made no demonstration. The Ger
mans, on the other hand, -were in a
regular hysteria pt joy. They -waited
mil until nightfall to set oft every
rocket in their possession. In the eve
ning the sky tvas ablaze with red, blue,
green and jellow flares all along the
GOES: TO HOSPITAL
i in. ... ''
New" York, Nov.-is.-Colonel Theo
dore llooicvelt has entered-a local
hospital for treatment-of rheumatism
from which hehasbeen buffering a
good deal latelyU (s not thought to' be
b an thing serious.
RESULTS OF RECENT ELECTION
A'RE MADE PUBLltVlN CAPITAL.
GENERAL STRIKE IS
CALLED IN VIENNA
Copenhagen. Nov. 12. According to
a dispatch today from Vienna, a gen
eral strike has been called by the i-ol--dlen'
and workmen's council in the
Washingteji'Nov. 12. Following; a
finai checking up of the returns of the
rtcent election. by the'Itepublicar. Con
gressional Committee today, it was an
nounced that tlie Republican majority
in the next House will be 48, while the
party will have a majority of two votes
in the Senate.
While a compiehensive administra
tion reconstruction program is expect
ed from President Wllfon in his ail
dress opening Hip new session of Con
gress in December, the lenders at the
capital expect to act in tho meant Ime
on several questions, principals to
ward retrenchment in expenditures.
Disposition ot the wr revenue bill
was discussed by the Senate Finanqc
Committee, with sentiment general for
delay for, at least a wpek or ten days,
until it Is determ'ned whether, pros
pective retrenchment In the executive
departments will justlfj decrease of
the tar rates. Secretarj McAdoo will
soon fcubmit a statement of the new
programs of the War, Navy and other
departments as changed by peace conditions.
Government expenses for the fiscal
j ear ending June 30, 1915, will
between 22 and 23 billion dollars
Copenhagen, Nov. 12. A dispatch from Munich states, that
the newly formed Bavarian government lias sent a message to
President Wilson which says, in part, "The government fears
the terms of the armistice will bring chaos and disorder in our
republic. It requests that the Entente Powers state conditions
under which it will punish the guilty. The German autocrat;
and militarists deserve no mercy."
0. S. WAR TOLL
IS UNDER I
Washington. Nov 12 -As soon as
General Pershing m ikes his full i'nd
complete rcpoil, the publication of the
Amciican casualty list will he expedit
ed and tho interest in the question ot
the toll taken by war among out forces
will soon be satisfied. The latest offi
cial records Indicate that the grand
total of killed, wounded, missing in.ac-
tion, prisoners and all other causes, is
only a little ovir 70.000, of that num
ber the killed total 12.2S5, The pro
portion of dead to other casualties, byi
the latest reports, is approximately
one to six.
Amsterdam, Nov. 12. A mystery isj
still being made of the destination cf
William Hohenzollern, former German
Three dilfetent country seats of the
Bentnick family are now msntioned as.
his temporary abode.
The former enwror made an inglo
nous entry Into Holland, according to
reports from Ejsdcn. At 7.30 Sunday
morning teaJraveiatained automobiles
driven bj Prussian officers were Beeni
Holland is said to be preparing
intern William, Hohenzollern and this
son, the former crown prince, as well
as ether military officers who sought
refuge with them hy crossing the
Dutch frontier. -Thla acUon may pre
vent the former emperor from return
ing to German, should events tffce
a sudden turn, and following the tex
"mple of Napoleon in 1815, when 'he
escaped from the Island of Elba.
Allied warships have entered the
Dardanelles and British naval forces
ha-3 cciupled AlerarAdretta. '
Field Marshal Von Hindenburg h2s
rnintnt' elmrl v Mirmiori i lit frtrr alinv
the Vise-Maastricht hlnh road. The last Wolned ths revolutionary forces and
TielHun lill.iirr. tnnl.inrt nlmnjl nn Iho ha3 && 'hat delegates bS Sttt to
border, was still asleep. The noise ot
Washington, Nov. 12. In a state
ment ihsucd to the press tonight by
Sterelnrv ot the Nav Daniels he de
clared (ho. restrictions which had becn
imposed, upon the publications of the
country in regard to malting mention
of arrivals and departures of vessels
nn'd'olhcr news of met chant shipping
hdu'been removed. "
IN ERSTWHILE AUSTRIA
Vienna, Nov. 12-The State Council
leccntlv formed out of th remnants ot
the Austrian government today issued.
total! a manifesto proclaiming the formation
o!of the "Republic of Geimanic Au-
10 ON IE
Chairman Kitchln of the House Wevs
and Means Committee estimated today
after a conference vv.ith Senator Slm
mous. He added that probably S bil
lion dollars more In bends will havo
to be sold. No decision, he said, had
been made as jet as to whether all
of this amount ivill be raised by the
Fifth Liberty Loan.
After a brief sess-Ion today the Sen
ate adjourned until Friday.
tria," which it is expected will become
a part of the future German republic
MORE THAN 300,000,000 IN
UNITED STATES ARMY
Washington, Nov. 12. The Ameri
can army had reached a total strength
of 3.764,677 men when hostilities camo
to an end, according to official figures
. . .at the War Department. Of that num-
In Dallas on Business. ler 2,200.000 had been sent to France,
L. F. Harris wont to Dallas ester-jtaly or Russia. The remainder vvero
day on, business. . under arms In camps in this country.
New York, Nov 12. Cotton drop
ped $10 a hale in the market he,re to
day Traders seemed unable to inter
pret the peace situation in its rcliv
tion' lo"if;e staple; The recession of
2"0(r point i for the January option Vas
Tho maximum movement permitted 'by
a mle adopted Oct. 3 by the board' of
managers of the Cotton Exchange, de
signed to prevent excessive fluctun
Uons during any one day's trading.
The decline was attributed in part
to unconfirmed leports that foreign
goiernments had cancelled buving or
fe together with heavy Celling for
the motors brought out a crowd of cu
The former German ruler was dress
ed in the uniform of a general with an
officer's cap and carried a sword. The
eratwhile martial figure was huddled
and bent on a walking stick, while his
eves stared straight ahead.
The Dutch frontier guards stopped
the coitego. After brief formalities tho
automobiles were conducted to the
railway station at Ejsden; Dutch cav
alry and military cvcllsts formed a cor
don about the station. Crowds of Bel
gian refugees swarmed around the sta
tion crjing, "A bas Gullliatime! Assassin!"
An imperial train arrived' at the sta
tion an hour later. It consisted of
fourteen cars and William Hohenzol
lorn, who had walked up and down the
rnilwn) platform, entered the train
and changed to civilian clothes.
the main headquarters at once from
.the workmen's and soldiers connciL
Everywhere In Germany the momen
tum1 of the revolution, which swept
the old regime out of power, seems to
be increasing. The great Rhenish West
phallan industrial region is In the
hands of the Reds, while Potsdam and
Doeberitz have surrendered to the
forces which have taken over tha con
trol of Berlin
Them are evidences of friction be
tween the military authorities and the
soldiers and workmen's council in
many town3 in Northern Germany, the
authority of the latter being quesUon-
ed It is reported tha civil adminis
trations have been provisionally or
genized where there' i any dangsr of
serious conflict between parties.
It is nnounced that, by a supple
mentary declaration to the armistice.
it was j greed by Germany that in case
the vestels stipulated in the armistice
Arrnni-otnunla mr tho rnxantlnn nf,.VVere not tUmeU Over tO the 811163 III
the Germans vvere,-fiaderby, general Mh' specified time, the Island of Hellgo
Van Dfeiz. aide cfe. eamn'tn duoen Wil IanQ nliSht be occupied as an advance
helmlna, who went to German, heady. uai' l0 enable Ihem to force the terms
quarters last week.
' 'GERMAN TROOPS MEETING.
Amsterdam, Nov. 12. German
troops at the Verbloo camp in Bel
gium , have mutinied, and are march
ing, with tbeir guns; toward Holland.
of the agreement.
FO OD. ADMINISTRATION
SOME DRAFTED MEN TO CONTINUE ACTIVITIES
Washington, Nov. 12 The Draft
boards were ordered today to stop
classifying men under 19 or over 36
and to withhold questionnaires for
luch registrants not already sent ouL
It was officially announced at the
provost marshal general's office that
registrants of 18 and from 37 to 46
ears old, who have received question
naires, need not fill them out
Washington, Nor. 12. Food Admin
istrator Hoover, in addressing a meet
ing ot the State administrators today,
announced that the activities of the
Food Administration will continue, for
the present at leasL He expressed the
belief that there is still much to bs
done In the conservation of food, as
the demands, through tho coming six
months In the foreign countries will
be v ery urgent?