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' Weather forecast.
Fair 'to-day and to-morrow; moderate
northwest to west -winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 59; lowest, 48.
Detailed weather irtportt on Ust peg.
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YORK, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1918. Copyright, U18, by the Bun rrtntinff and Putllthlnp AttodatUtn.
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Are Within Two Miles of
Valenciennes and Fast
Encircling the City..
Enemy Resistance Is- Much
Sfrongcr Except Whcip Ho
FIcos From Flanders.
Loxno.v, Oct. 21. Bad weather, a
.Iinrtcncd enemy lino, high ground fa
'ornlile to tho dofende-rs and a greatly
tlffe-ned opposition ailed to-day to
-'alt tlio advance of the Allies In
.orthern France and Belgium. From
h" Dutcli border southward to tho
OIe the Belgians, British and French
r-ontlnued to push eastward.
The so-called founding Line, before
r.Iilch tho great' allied advance was
expected to halt, at least temporarily,
has been crossed on a ten mile front
In the region where It parallels the
Scheldt canal and river.
In tho north the city of Gnent Is the
immediate objective of the British and
Belgians. This "city Is being vigor
ously defended, but the Allies are
avoiding a frontal attack. In conform
ity with their general' plan to drlvo
the enemy 'out by flankfrig moverhents,
with the result that' wedges are helnR
driven Into the German lines to tho
north and south, particularly on the
northern side of the, city.
Rapid nc(rrt In North.
Having redeemed the Belgian coast
the Britlfh and Belgians are now driv
ing eastward along the boundary line
between Belgium and Holland. Aviators
rt ported to-day that a general retirement
rr.-i taUm? Tilaee alone tho border. Re-
portioned tbeIg
suartls had left the vicinity of tne village"!
or Sas-van-Ghcnt. on tho Dutch border
flltcen miles due north ot Ghent- and
seen miles east of the point, on the.bor
dtr but mentioned In despatches frorc
the front as having been occupied by
Belgian troops.
In the neighborhood of Toumal the
Germans have grouped considerable num
bers of heavy guns, and British artillery
is wing brought up to silence them. The
Allies, since tho' Germans adopted the
policy of sending civilians westward In
stead of driving them toward Germany,
now havo a double task -driving out the
e.nrmy and caring for the tens of thou
sand ot liberated French and Belgian
To Mllm From Valenciennes.
The British are-meetlng Increased op
pntltion. around Valenciennes, but despite
'his they have pushed their lines to
within two miles of that city. The rail
road line between lllrson and Valen
cltnres, which has been of great service
to 'lit Germans, Is now under the British
K'in. aud no .ittempt has been made by
tii enemy to operato trains on the road
tor several days. North of Valenciennes
tn British have captured nnd passed
b oml Amirval. In the fighting In this
ri'S.on the British captured 3,000 prls
ovr Field Marshal Haig reports.
Tne French War Otllce reports that no
infantry engajenntfits of note transpired
on ibo French front during the day and
vi" but that there was artillery ac
tH It Is known, however, that Gen.
; Vuf.v is marching toward Hlrson with
h- i iientlon of attacking the Huhdlng
lp In llin rear.
I' Is the general imprewlon that the
v.. ,ire of th. enemy everywhere Is
rt ft-ning Apparentl)- the rapidity of the
u 'vli drive In Flanders nnd northern
Yi in.-e his enured the enemy tp,reallze
t...x' the allied forces aro approaching.
f-ilierlnnd at a" rate that. If not
cb -itel. might before; long llnd their
; rsiiR guns pitching shells" across
' Uhliio. Therefore the enemy Is
pu'iins himself together with a view' to
del . tug to the utmost the allied td
vu n-e
A despat.-h from Slulj, Holland, dated
f l'lav riyn heavy cannoadlng was
I .a Hie direction of Kecloo, whore
1 -re Irtrrler, rendered harmless )6y
'.r-rn.inp .Saturday night, ha been
'i r dfftrovod bv the Belgians.
norm troone with heavy artillery
b-eii observed In this neighbor
i Thouout la ald to havo been
Enemy Desperately Resists
Great Pivoting Movement,
Hti the AmoHaled Pre ft.
tic tiik A i.i.i kd Anwir.H in Khanck
bkiiium, Oct. 2t. The great battle
i"Undri hii.1 northern Kranco passed
" ' M.-orfd phao to-day. The first
r-rf wan completed when the Llllo
nt aa cUmln-ted tiu tlio Germans
C'cmifiiucti oil 'iktrU Paw.
london's view,
Not One Straightforward
Acceptance of Terms Lajd
Down by President.
German Military Chiefs IIopo
to Have Hand in Armis
tice Arrangements.
Special Cable Detpotch to To Sc.v.
Copyright, ISIS; oil righu reserved.
London, Tuesdny, October 22.
"The German reply won't do." "It
Is obviously unacceptable." "Wilson
will not make n proposal to the Allies
until lie Is convinced there la a real
change In Germany." "Let Germany
go to Foch."
These sentences are taken from
editorials In the morning London pa
pers, all of which comment on the
German reply to President Wilson's
"Wo want something more tangi
ble than the unshnkable determina
tion of the present servile Reichstag,"
says the Chronicle. "Its weather
cock majority cannot convince us
that the great gulf between democ
racy and Hohenzollcfnlsm has been
Says the bailu liail: "As for
nrranvtng for evacuation of stolen
territory, Foch and Halg are al
ready attending to tlmMo the entire
satisfaction of the Allies. The nl
lied peoples will dismiss this lot
leclle suggestion, knowing that only
military action aud not negotiation
will obtain peace. The Allies will
now turn their whole atteutlou to
linlshlng the war.
Da , Micun Self's
suggestion for an armistice conference
based ou estimated of rival force".
"The fact-sit supreme military' Impor
tance," says the paper, "Is that Ger
many must grow weaker day by day
while the Allies grow stronger. She
is beaten now. Next year hhc will le
overwhelmed. By July America will
have nu army of 5,000,000 men In
France. If Germany can obtain an
armistice on Solfs easy numerical
terms Germany's army can rest and re
cuperate while transports lie Idle. It
Is clear therefore that an unqualified
triumph must be ours."
Too Many Qualification.
Corvrtaht, till; oil riahtt reterved.
Special Cable Deepateh to Toe Sen.
LoxDoff., Oct. 21. Germany's reply
to I're.'Ident Wilson's note docs not
bring penw, or even nu armlhtlcc, nny
nearer, according to opinion exprefsed
in Loudon to-nJglit.
It Is pointed out by officials here
that there Is not one straightforward,
direct acceptance of the terms laid
down In the President's note of Octo
ber 14. On every paint Germany In-
Iterposes qualifications, nnd n clear
effort Is seen to extend the talk In the
hope of entangling the Allien In pro
longed negotiations. Back of the
Continued on Second Page.
Anzacs Share in
Yankee)'' Tobacco
rpiIOMAS F. BAILEY (1272),
Fourth Australian Division,
writes to a SUN Tobacco Fund
"You'll be surprised to hear
that your welcome gift of cigar
ettes was given to the Fourth
Australian hy thsir American
comrades who have fought side
by side during the past few
months. I am now a military
policeman and have been over
hero four years; tho war isn't
over, but I'm going to return to
Australia on furlough Miortly.
Passing through New York I
shall stop nnd tell you what a
fine work THE SUN Tobacco
Fund has done."
On Saturday night occurs the
great Oriental feto for the fund's
beneAt in Chinatown. Rend of
it on page 5, and make your
plans to go. No admission fee to
this gorgeous flowery republic
BACCO FUND has no connection
with nny other fund, organiza
tion or publication. II employs
no agents or solicitors.
Text; of
, LONDON, Oct. '.21.
"In accepting the proposal for an evacuation of occupied
territories the German Government has started from the as
sumption that the procedure of this evacuation and of the
conditions of an armistice should he left to the judgment of the
military advisers and that the actual standard of power on both
sides in the field has to form the basis for arrangements safe
guarding and guaranteeing this standard.
'The German Government suggests to the President that
an opportunity should be brought about for fixing the details.
It trusts that the President of the United States will approve of
no demand which would be irreconcilable with the honor of
the German people and with' opening a way to a peace of justice.
"The German Government protests against -4he reproach
of illegal and inhumane actions made against the German land
and sea forces and thereby against the German People. For
the covering of a retreat destructions will always be necessary,
and thej are carried out in so far as is permitted by international
law. The German troops are under the most strict instruction
topare private property and to exercise care for the popula
tion to the best of their ability. Where transgrcssionsoccur in
spite of these instructions the guilty arc being punished.
"The German Government further denies that the German
Navy in sinking ships has .ever purposely destroyed lifeboats
with their passengers. The German Government proposes with
regard to all those charges that the facts be cleared up by neutral
"In order to avoid anything that might hamper the work
of peace the German Government has caused orders to be des
patched to all submarine commanders precluding the torpedo
ing of passenger strips, without, however, for technical reasons,
being able to guarantee that' these orders will reach every single
submarine at sea before its return.
"As a fundamental condition for peace the President pre
scribes the destruction of every arbitrary power that can sepa
French Official Calls German
Peace Note L'nhefittln";
Defeated Enemy.
Special Cable Detpntcli to Tn Sc.
Copyright. WIS; all righli referred
PARlb, Oct. 21. Parts heard late to
day of tho new German note. Parlia
mentarians who were Interviewed by
Tiik Bun said that the changes were
nothing but German promises, and were
; i
nett in hn n..ntArl rltrrrn!lv from the t
German nromlses of vesterday.
One member of the Government dc-
Iclared that the Germans used language ,
unbefitting a defeated enemy, nnd us
sumcd a tone of willingness to treat on
an equal level with the victors
..Unofficial circles were not surprised
by tho text of the note, as It bad been
foreseen here.
As Is usual here In an Interchange i
of notes between the United states
and Germany the answer of President I
wuson always attracts the greater j Wc ,,,,. ghouicicr the consequences of tho step taken October C. There
laeuow,ngtl,ther"altletn German!" " ame in accepting the consequences of acts which one has com-i
answer. Tho reply of President Wil- j mittcd. ,
son Is awaited and the reports that ho . "We must make sacrifices.. The Emperor also must make sacrifices,
may answer Germany with tho words j irc must nrat ndnr,t himself to the new Germany nnd content himself to I
that H armlad. I, ..nnMtiilari
m, M.k. ILi til- min.
desman of the Allies naturauj
atcs satisfaction.
Of courre Marchal I'och Is ono of
tho heroes of Prance and of all the
Allles and It Is regarded as certain
that ihe conditions he win impose will
to the extreme.
A..tln . I 1 . 1 1 1 . I . . . .1..
advance of thV allied armies and the
rapid . clearing of Belgium lias been
taken under discussion by the Germans.
No one holds tho Idea that the evacu
ation of Belgium Is a peace mamcuvro
by tho Kaiser, but on the other hand
the opinion is bem widely that the
Germans nio evacuating Belgium be-
caue of the powerful blows delivered i.0N1)0,v oet. 21. A state of rovolu
byJlY. r"?"i.""?1iI,y".haL1',.c.''-., , tlon has broken out In otla and street
tlf feat was, hure, with tho possible and .
probable cutting off of a largo por
tion cf her armies, ono military critic
explained attcr reading tlio nolo.
Hold "Worst Blood Letting
Sector on Whole Front."
Special cable Dttpotch to The Sen front tht j Washington. Oet. 21. Three mlll
London Timet Service. ' tants of the Woman's Party were ar
With the Amkhican Amur NortTH
wbst of Verdun, Oct, 21. German pris
oners say that the Americans are hold
ing the "worst h'ood letting sector on the
wbolo front," where It wbh the purpose
of the Germans to dlspnt-every foot of
the advance and Inflict the heaviest pos
sible losses whllo they readjusted the
line between Verdun and tlio sea.
Germany's Reply to President
The text of the German note, as
No Dishonor for Defeated
Editor Says, and Berlin
Appeal to
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 21. "We
longer hold it is no dishonor if the
must take up his cross of concluding
ing whatever is hard. Let the Kaiser
nt himself with new Germany ns her
This utterance by Maximilian Harden, addressed to several thousand
people in Berlin on Sunday, was loudlv applauded.
Hcrr Harden, whose plain spoken language in Die Zukuaft. of which
.... , . ,..-.
is editor, hns caused a suspension of that journal on several occasions,
was permitted, n'ecordinc to the reports of his address, to speak freely 1
nn(j wjthout hindrance. His remarkable declaration respecting surrender!
nnd the "Kaiser's cross" followed a review of the situation in which he
pointed out that Bulgaria wns occupied, Turkey's fate was sealed and
Austria-Hungary was out of the fight.
The meeting ended in a riotous demonstration.
"It is one of the most cruel ironies that this war, which was begun
to maintain an impossible Austria,
that selfsame Austria that it cannot exist," continued Herr Harden.
' -
' represent the nation. He must remove from his successors all pos-
.iblMty that they will be harmful to the nation. Then he must bear hi.
i own pnrt of the cross and conclude rapidly the necessary peace and take
. upon himself the task of accepting the onerous conditions involved in
; "We must withdraw the German troops to the empire's frontiers and
He must
, . - - --
Kt. V UL.U 1 IV SUr In i
nnl.U-,,;u; ; trf-t Fierht
?ol .,. n i? S
1 Wlin roiicc.
fUhts arc occurring between Bolshevik
luborers and the troopB and police. It
Is reported that more than 8,000 poisons
have been killed.
Tills Information Is contained In des
patches from Vienna and Itussla re
ceived by tho (Tupenhugju correspondent
ot the Kxchnnge Telegrmih Company,
WnnhltiKtnu Crowds Also Drstruy
Moat of Their 11 il nil era.
rested to-dny when they undertook to
stage a demonstration In front of the
As the Senate was In (cssion only n
few minutes tlicy were released and
with ntlier banner tiearers they spent
.!t'irnl hours In front of the Kenatu
oftlce building, There, crowds destroyed
jmost of the banners.
received here by wireless, follows:
rately, secretly and of its own single choice disturb the peace
of the world. To this the German Government replies:
"Hitherto the representation of the people in thc German
Empire has not been endowed with an influence on the forma
tion of the Government.
f "The constitution did not provide for a concurrence of
representation of thc people in decisions of peace and war.
These conditions have just now undergone a fundamental change.
,.A new government has been formed in complete accordance with
the wishes principle? of the representation of the people,
! based on equal, universal, secret, direct franchise.
"The leaders of the great parties of the Reichstag arc
members of this Government. In the future no Government
can take or continue in office without possessing the confidence
of a majority of the Reichstag.
"The responsibility of the Chancellor of the empire to the
representation of the people is being legally developed and
safeguarded. The first act of the new Government has been
to lay before the Reichstag a bill to alter the constitution of
the "empire so that the consent of the representation of the
people is required for decisions on war and peace.
"The permanence of the new system is, however, guar
anteed not only by constitutional safeguards but also by the
unshakable determination of the German people, whose vast
majority stands behind these reforms and demands their
energetic continuance.
"The question of the President with whom he and, the
Governments associated against Germany are dealing is
therefore answered in a clear, unequivocal manner by the
statement that the offer of peace and an armistice has pome
from a Government which is free from any arbitrary and irre
sponsible influence, is supported by the approval of an over
whelming majority of the German people.
Dr. W. S. Solf is the State Secretary of the Foreign Office.
Commandei1 to Surrender,
Throng Applauds His
End War.
nre alone. When a fortress can no
commander surrenders. The Kaiser
quickly necessary peace and accept
declare himself ready and let him
first citizen.
should ue ended by tne declaration 01
remove from his successors nil pos-
Last Moment Difficulties Re
ported. IUbf.l, Oct. 21. Advices from Berlin
Fbow that It was really on account of
dlfllcultlcs arising at the last moment
that the defjatcb of the German reply
to President Wilson was delayed. The
reply wib submitted llrst to a committee
of the Federal Council, then to a meet
ing nt which tho leader or one Influential
member of every group In the llelchstag
except the Polcb was present.
A discussion lasting an hour followed
tho reading of the text by I'rledrlch von
Payer, tho Vlce-Chnncellor. The War
Cabinet met again In the evening to re
vise the text.
German military experts, especially
Gon, Ludendorff and Admiral von Scheer,
chief of tho Admiralty Staff, took a
largo part in the deliberations. Thy
argued that the German military situa
tion, In consequence of tho withdrawal
and shortening of the front, was consid
erably ameliorated, and added tlint tlu
German army was not In tho least de
moralised, -
German People Deceived as to
Heal Purport of
fcul Oifrlr lHtpatch to Till Sui trout Me
London Timti Service.
Copyright, 1918; all right) reterved.
London, Oct. 21. Tho rime says ed-
itorlally that the German Government
(deliberately deceived the Gorman people
i "rc.r,enc" lQ 1 "
ifllfrs to the German
j ,nass of ., woni0
with reference to President Wilson's re
notes aud that the
mass ot tne people In Germany as a
result have not vet a correct conccntlon
of President Wilson's position.
'The second German note to President
Wilson," says the Timet, "mid that Ger
many accepted the President's "thesis
satie.' whereas the President had nsled
If Germany accepted his terms In the
cne he meant.
"It can be stated definitely that the
use of the words 'thenia satzo' was a
subterfuge definitely intended to avoid
conveying the idea that tile terms had
been ucccpte-d la the sense ' President
Wilson meant. This Is proved by the
fact that tho German translation of the
first Amerlcah reply contains' not the
ivitril 'tiiljV tint fli. .i-Ai-il l...llnn.t...
I . . . V " ' vu u "ft-1'.
wnicn. accurately translated, means
' &- iir'ZIruiuJtnmng
tho President's question, deliberately
sa.c..a crookciJ answer,
" hen "? ,ur"H to G"'"" newsra-
I Hers of October 13, H nnd 15 It I found
( that iln,r-
I seiiBo mcuiu ny i-resincni wuson. The
German Govemmcnt'b wording f thn
correspondence wns taken by everybody
to mean only acceptance as tho basis of
negotiations, and tho wholo German
press continued gayly to continue Its
asseverations that Germany would not
surrender either Alsace-Lorraine or Bus
slan Poland,
"Bven tho liberal IJerllner Tagcllatt
speaks throughout of conciliation being
the iraldlng principle In the discissions
between Oic German Government and 1
President Wilson, and says the wholo
ilerman concession consists of admitting
that Alsace-Lorraine and Poland arc In
ternational questions. It goes on to say
there can be no harm In discussing thene
questions, and broadly hints that there
Is abundance of means so that If 'It
comes to a showdown Germany can rely
on a manipulated plebiscite to keep Al-Kace-Loiralne.
"The whole Gernnu preMi, far from
thinking in terms of surrender, Is basing
calculations on trapping the Allies Into
peace negotiations, and then, In spite of
all 'acceptances.' counts on playing one
of the Kntcnto Powers against tho
m:iOO, 000,000 More to Allies.
Washington. Oct. 21, New credits of
J20O.000.O0O for Italy and 1100,000,000
for Fiance were efctablUhed to-day by
the Treasury, making the total loans to
Italy 11.060,000,000. and to France :,
16t.,0D0,O00. For all the Allies Ameri
can loans now amount to 7, 020,470, 66C,
Germany. Offers Answer
With "Liein Month,"
Say Congressmen.
Allies to Decide on Wrongs
and Retribution, Foch on
Truce, Is View.
ipecial Deipatch to Tns Sc.v.
WASinsnTox, Oct. 21. Almost
without exception Senators received
the Germnn note as being entirely un
satisfactory nnd scorned the Idea of
further negotiations on the note ns
u basis. They held the view that
Germany delivered the message with
"a lie In her mouth" the denial of
the years of piracy and the devasta
tion wrought In Belgium nnd north
ern France.
The Senators seen to-night by The
Su.v correspondent were practically
unanimous In seeing the principal
hope from the present situation In
what is believed will be the next
development. It Is the belief of some
Senators that the President will send
the German nolo to the Governments
of France, Great Britain, Italy and
Belgium, and tlint their nnswew to
Ihe President will contain whntever
terms they believe to he essential In
addition to the "fourteen points"
voiced hy the President nnd now vir
tually nt'ccpted by Germany on' the
i fnco of Its note. This will give Ene-
j land ami particularly Franco the op
portunity to end once and for nil the
ItHW.IIUin VI .1 III iI'lltlllTII JP.ll.t..
"I nroiidltlounl Surrender."
"Unconditional surrender"' wns the
dominant note of the mnjorlty of the
views expressed to-night. Strong sen-
! timent against further negotiations of
' any kind was expressed "also, the Idea
jupiiermost in many of the Senatorial
minds Iwlng that Fi-nnce. Kngland nnd
Italy, after the privations and sacri
fices they havo undergone In tho Inst
four years and more, would never for a
moment consider a negotiated pence,
but would Insist on breaking the mili
tary power of Germany and dictating
peace terms.
Senator Hitchcock (Neb.), chairman
of the Foreign Relations Committee,
to-night said: "Of course the denial
of Germany of having perpetrated the
atrocities which have been proved was
to bo expected. Any nation receiving
tho rebuff given Germany by the Presi
dent's last noto would have to try to
save Ha face by a denial. The -Important
part of the noto dealing with sub
marine warfare is the statement that
all of tho U-boats have been recalled
by wireless.
"The note Is not such a ono that It
requires nn answer from tho President
now. The next move I believe will bo
to submit tho note, which appears on Its
face to be compliance with the fourteen
conditions laid down by tho President
to tho Governments of Kngland, France,
Italv and Belgium. The President Is
acting now not only as the head ot ono
of the belligerent nations but as an In
termediary between the Allies and the
Central Powers. In reply to this sub
mission of the German noto tb.i allied
governments will add to tho fourteen
: points raised by the President whatever
additional conditions- they desire. Thciv
conditions will then be mhmltted to
Germany through tho President la a
neutral channel.
Demand of Primer,
"Franco Is certain to demand full
restoration of the territory devastated
by tho German armies In their years of
lawle possession of the northern prov-
I nces
Kugland will back France uu In
this demand, nnd the same demand
lie made for Belgium.
"The question of an armistice of
courso will bo referied to the commander
of the allied armies In the Held, Marshal
Foch. Under a Hag of truce the Ger
man commanders may approach him und
begin ncgotlutloiif. It Is probable that
Marshal Foch will Insist on such strin
gent guarantees that tho nrmlstlco will
not be broken and that Germany will
hesitate a long time beforo accepting
them. Meanwhile the lighting will go on.
I do not believe an armistice will ac
tually bo entered upon until all of the
terms of all of the Allies havo been agreed j
to and compiled with, As to terms of the
armistice, l-och will probably demand
the occupation of such.,- tdrongholds as
Mow, Coblchz and 8trntburg and also
allied possession of a considerable part
o tho German navy,"
Senator Bmoot (Utah), Republican:
Continued on Second Page.
President' Is Expected to
Bring Peace Discus
sions to an End.
Republicans and Democrats
' Unanimous in Con
Believe Germany .Will Bo 'Re
ferred to Marihal Foch
for Armistice.
Special Detpatch to Taa Sox.
Washington, Oct. 21.-r-Presldent
Wilson, with the unofficial text of th
Germnn reply before him, Is expected
to mnke nn end once nnd for all to Um
peace discussions.
With an avalanche of opinion fa
voring the course the President Is ex
lected to refer the German Govern
ment to Mnrshul Foch for such future
Iencc communications ns It wishes to
This does not mcau that tho Ger
man reply Is not regarded as In n
wiwe nn acceptance of the Tresldenfa
terms In fact, the President Is repre
sented ns looking upon it as such but
the questions it raises nre now purely
military ones, nnd they must be set
tled with the allied nnd Americas
commanders on the field. It will b
for Marshal Foch to lay down tho
terms regarding thtLeracuatlon which
Germany nays she is ready "to make
and for the following armistice. It la
believed here that the only terms
which the commanders In the Held
' would accept would le for the Gr
mans to lay down their arm?.
Itearntment Is Aronied.
The note while It nppenrs to be an
acceptance of the conditions laid
down by the President In his Inst
communication plulnly has aroused a
feeling of resentment here.
From nil sldw comes tho demand
that the negotiations cease nt once
and that Gerninny be given to under
stand that unconditional surrender
nlone will satisfy the nntlons arrayed
iignlnst her. It Is seldom that such
unanimity of opinion has been seen
here. Democratic nnd Republican
loaders alike seem to resent the tone
of the note, particularly the deninl.
made by (Jermnny of the crimes of
which she stnnd already convicted
In the eyes of the world. No one
Is willing lo admit that the cause
of real twice has been ndvnnced In
the slightest by this latest German
Expert Lnrly Actloh,-
An the situation Is seen here to
night Germany Is still working for
a negotiated peace. Sentiment on all
sides seems to bo unanimously
ngatiwt nccedlng to her wish. Tills Is
reflected In the demand heard on nil
sides for Insistence on unconditional
surrender expressed through the mc-v
dlllin of Marshal I'lich.
Naturally nil eyes have again been
turned on the President. Never be
fore hitH bis next tnoe been nwnlted
with so much Interest nnd universal
anxiety. One fact nlono seems to bt
based on reliable authority. Thnt Is
that tho President's next niovo will
not he long In coming. He cannot nn
fwrr until he 1ms the oiiiclnl text,
which Is momentarily expected.
With the niiofflcal text before him,
however, the President Is believed al
ready to have framed hU reply, nnd II
would cause little surprise here If tho
I next move win made with the mm
promptness that characterized the
reply to the original Austrian pica.
Mr Ilrfrr rirrmnns to Pooh.
It Is predicted hy some Renntorn
tn-nlcht that the President nmy refer
the Germans to Marshal Foeh In tho
matter of nn arijilstlce and will then
submit the German pence promises to
the allied Governments without In any f
way Indorsing tho German stand.
This Is predicated on tho theory thnt
while the Germans have seemingly
compiled with President Wilson's
fourteen terms n n Ir.iols of pence the
other Governments nre HKely to havo
their own terms to Iiuprfse.
All this, however, would concern the
peace negotiations nnd not tho ar
mistice. Ucgardlug an armistice, ona 9
fact that stands clar to-night is that
future negotiation on this subject,
must be with tho allied und American

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