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rpry- - T " ' - ' THE SUN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1918. J, Sericulture and Finance arc renorted In n tclcRram received from Berlin. , xoo miasma .oou uontroiiur npun lias requested to bo relieved from y omco nnu tno resignation or tlio Prussian Minister jot Public works has . . -.. . . . ceu in tuo nanus or mo uuunct ror somo time. ; T 9 Tho German Socialists decided not to carry out at noon to-day their "y threat to withdraw .from the Government If Emperor William had not k b fftobdlcatcd by that hour, according to n Uerlln despatch. Instead they , V. 4lM. IL - . . 1 .,. .1-.. . ljusAwuutu tiiu uuiu iiuin, u i buiu.ii, in cuusiuerauou ox an oveniuai n Tho groups forming the majority of tho German, Itclchstaff, says a f fcerlln message, have agreed to present at tho approaching session of that body a planfor elections to the Ilclclistag and to tho lower houses of the Confederated German States by enual. dlroct. secret ballot, followlnir tho .principles of proportionate representation, and all without distinction Of nex. Proportlonato representation in tho Itelchstag would give tho Social Democratic party, on the basis of the last Itelchstag elections, a large In crease in membership In tho legislative body. , FOCH DRIVES ENEMY INTO THE ARDENNES , British Capture Maubeuge; jj French Take Hirson. London, Nov. . Marshal Foch's si llied armies continued tlielr progress all jjalong the lino to-day, tho French troops .'Wnder Gen. Debeney being particularly active. Til coo forces, operating north it ths Aline, pushed forward nine miles during; the day, their cavalry units reach ,,'lnf and crosiine the Franco-Belgian 'frontier north and northeast of Hirson. British forces alio continued to ad-! Wanes, capturing Maubeuge, while the .Americana. east of the Meuse, made a iaewj crossing at Muton and pushed 'deeper Into the Woovre forest. The French, who had teas opposition 'than the British and Americans, Blnco the enemy forces are now pretty well cleared out of the region Immediately '.south of the Ardennes, reached the for st regions In many places, overwhelm 'tng the feeble German rear guards who Torero left to oppose them. They cap tured Hlreon, Glageon, Formles and Anor on their left, Mid further east they cut Hh Uezleres-Hlraon railroad at several Jilaees. capturing several trains loaded wlth spoils which the Germans did not Iavo tint, to take away. Along the Meuse the French troops surrounded Mezleres, which they entered yesterday, forcing the Germans out en tirely. Between that city and Sedan they crossed the river In force and are new In control of both banks. An en 'veloplng 'movement to the north of ,j8edan is In progres and that city In all probability will be In allied hands In an other day or two. British forces after capturing Mau beuge, the great French fortress which remained In German hands after Its cap- ture by Von Kluck's army after a des iporate battle with the French and Brlt . lea In the early days of the war, pushed ' aaatward and are now close to the Bel gian frontier east of Avesnes. The Brit ,lh are now pressing closely on Mons. The Americans pushed forward on a 'front of forty miles, from the nelghbor- (hood of Sedan to south of Damvlllers. Everywhere In front of them they drove tths Germans east and north toward (Vontmedy, Longuyon and the Luxem burg frontier. AMERICAN WIRELESS HEARS OF ABDICATION pFFICIAL REPORTS OF THE FIGHTING t LONDOX, Sov. 0. Following are the 'official reports of operation In Fronce ana Belgium as (aiued by the several i scar office: r,'Lt 7BENCU (NIOIIT) Our troops continued their forward march, ad- vanclng fifteen Kilometers at certain J 'yolnta during the course or the day. On thele(t our cavalry crossed the " t Belgian frontier, overthrowing the enemy rear guards, taking prisoner uid capturing euns and considerable ,v material, notably several railway 5 trains. Glageon, Fourmles, Hirson, Anor , and St. Michel were occupied by us. Our forces continued their pursuit be yond these localities on tho general t. line of Moralgnles, the northern out ' aklrte of tho St. Michel forest, Maquen dlse and Philippe Forge. Further east, after having forced a passage of the. Fon and Aubz rivers, ire occupied the plateau to the north, x despite the enemy's spirited resistance. , We took Slgny-le-Petlt, which was . passed for a considerable distance, and reached the Mezleres-Htrson Ball f -war atthe village of Wagny and south cf Maubert-Fontalne. On our right w'e are along the course of the Sormonne and have reached and surrounded Mezleres and Mohon. We crossed the Meuse further east, oppo- lit trite Lumes. FJIE5CH (DAT) There was artil lery and machine gun activity at sev eral points on the front during the "night This morning tho French re- srumed their march forward along the entire line. v BRITISH (IUOJIT). On tho right the Fourth and Third armies are ad J' Yanclng on both sides of the Sambre toward the Belgian frontier and are t meeting with little organized reslst ance. In the centre the First Army pro 'gresaed rapidly astride the Mons Conde Canal. South of the canal we crossed the Maubeuge-Mons Hallway and are approaching Mons north of the Mons-Conde Canal. 1 On the left of the First Army the i Fifth Army cleared the area between the Scheldt Itlvcr and the Antolng Canal south of that town. On the left the Fifth and Second armies gained the east bank of the v! Scheldt on the whole front. The Fifth Army has taken Antolng and Tournal and made progress to the east of these places. Further north the Second Army 1 approaching ltennlx. 2, BBITISH (DAT) The fortress of Maubeuge has been captured by the ' Guards land Sixty-second divisions. I We have made good progress south ef that town and are well east of the Aveenes-Mauheuge road. Between Maubeuge and the Mons Conde Canal our advance continues. Between the Scheldt and tho Antolng Canal we are pushing toward Peru-irelz. . i North of Tournal -we are established ' ' on the east bank of the Scheldt, about Herlnnes and Berchem. (These two ) towns are about nine miles apart.) BELGIAN There was lively artil lery activity during the night on the Belgian front Belgian troops are standing along the ahent-Terneuzen il Canal from tho Dutch frontier to the Ghent station, The French troops In Belgium, ad vancing beyond the Scheldt, were able, notwithstanding stubborn resistance, to take Edelaere, Meldcn and the northern part of Pottes, the southern part of which Is occupied by Tlrltlh troops. Kaet of Melden tho heights of Koppenberg were captured. OEBMAX (DAT) Part of Tournal. on the west bank of the Scheldt, has been occupied by tho British. Be tween the Scheldt nnd the Olse and mtmt of the Meuse our lines have been Withdrawn according to plana. The enemy has reached the line Peruwelz, west of St Gblslaln, west of Maubeuge and eaet-southeast of Ki'rti Avesnes, west or the Meuse the en- V, il ,mjr has followed up as far as the line Message From Nauen Caught by Radio Men Here. Washington, Nov. . The State De partment announced officially to-night diat the United States Government wire less stations had picked n radio message from the Nauen Tower, In Oermany, an nouncing the abdication of the Kaiser. The message camo direct from Germany to the American station. . The text of the announcement as it Was received hern nnrmrentlv ten thn sameas that picked up by tho British wireless. The Department again empha sized that no oulclal notice from the Ger man Government of tho event had been received here. KAISER'S ORDER FOR SEA BATTLE BALKED Fleet Refused to Fight, Says oir hric ueddes. London, Nov. 9. Premier Lloyd George and Sir Eric Geddes, First Lord of the Admiralty, were speakers to-night at a banquet which followed tho Lord Mayor's "victory" show. Sir Eric made Interesting disclosures: He said the stage wa set for u great sea battle, but something went wrong. "The arm that was going to try the last desperate gambling stroko'was para lyzed," he said. "The German navy. I am as convinced as I am standing hero to-night, was ordered out, and theanen would not come." Half the German fleet, he declared, was flying the rod flag, and the German fleet was flying tho red flag becuso It realized that it was net engaged In a good cause. "The Issue Is settled." said Premier Lloyd Geor-re. "In the spring we were being sorely pressed. Tho steol of the enemy was pointed at Our haarta. "It Is autumn. The capital of Turkey Is now almost within gunfire of our ships. Austria is shattered and broken. The Kaiser nnd the Crown Prince have abdicated. (Prlnc Max's decroe raid the Kaiser had decided to abdicate.) A successor has not been found and a regency has been proclaimed. "This Is Judgment the greatest Judg ment In the world. "Germany has a choice to-day, but will have 'none to-morrow. "Germany may continue to Increase the volumo of Buffering she has already caused: ehe may possibly reslt a little longer. But the longer she resists the more quickly will her cities become at. le fair lands she has so wantonly dev astated. I "There will be Just terms that will prevent such wantonness again. We will do no wrong if we abandon no right. "Wo have no designs on the German people, but we mean to secure beyond all doubt the freedom of our own peo ple. The reckleraness that plact-d the world In such awful agony must expect sicrn recKoning. Poland laier rNDottimn nv run mkdicM. rno- l'JCSSIO.N TIIilUVMIIOlTT tiikwori.u. Most efficient NATUItAh D1U11BT1C known for Its wonderful stimulating effect upon tho kidneys. Has ben recommended and used In thousands of cane of Malnrla, Scarlet and Typhoid Fever, to prevent those diaeases from Retting seated In any form upon the Intestines and kidneys. Th greatest dnnrer from SPANISH INFLUENZA la tho after-effect upon the kidneys and intestines. POLAND WATER It the purest water known. 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I 3CALK OF MILLS ' ' Jtri WHERE FOCH RECEIVED GERMAN TRUCE ENVOYS AMERICANS SWEEP ON EAST OF MEUSE Another Crossing of River made at Monzon. Btr te Attociated Trti: With Tts American Armt on tub Sedan Front, Nov. 9. The American troops eaet of the Meuse fought their way forward to-day along virtually their entire line, despite the fact that the weather was about as bad as could be. The first American army, cooperating with French units under the fame com mand, gained additional Important areas east of the Meuse. Mouiay, Jamatz,, Louppy-sur-Lolson. Remoivllle, Molrey, Chaumont and Manheulles were cap. tured. The Americans started In to-dnv with tho knowledge that, with Germany's ac tion on the armistice conditions Immi nent, an early cessation of hostilities was among the possibilities. This fact, however, only appeared to make the men more anxious to accomplish as much a possible against the enemy while ho was deciding what response to make. The resistance encountered was spir ited on the wholo, though consisting largely oi machine gun activity. The terrain crossed and captured was on a par wun me most difficult ground the Americans have taken thus far. It gives them tho most advantageous positions puasiuie ior a lunner advance. Helirlit Nearly Encircled. The principal obstacle In the path of ine Americans as tney work northeast Is a series of hills behind Chaumont-de-vant-Damvlller., clone to which place they already have pushed their line. The Americans have a half circle around the heights preparatory to encircling and outplnchlng them un they havo so frequently done In the lost offensive. Ono division reachoii Mnui.iv l ii. forward march, despite machine sun re sistance' and a particularly heavy Arc from mine throwers. Thero was a vlo- rpHE allied advance against the defeated and disorganized German armies continued unabated yesterday, the British, French and Ameri cans continuing their gains. The French swept northward in a march thatwas scarcely interrupted, their advance attaining a maximum of nine miles. French cavalry crossed the Belgian border northeast of Hirson, over taking and defeating the German rear guards. These force captured prisoners in considerable number, also some railway trains that the Ger mans had loaded with spoils and which they were preparing to send north by way of Hirson. The railroad between Mezieres and Hirson, which the Germans made use of in their retreat, wag cut by the French Instead of Baking Bread at Home buy this high quality Ward loaf WARD'S MOTHER HUBBARD BREAD YOU help save wheal when you buy it (an obligation we still owe our fighting men nntl allies over seas), l ou save yourself needless drudgery and y'pu get a loaf that is better in eating and keeping qualities than any bread you have tasted in months. Made with wheat, rice and corn with the addition, of jnilk and wrapped by machine' at the ovens to avoid handling. Complies with U. 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All along the line, from Ghent to the American outposts in Lor raine, the forward march continues. The enemy everywhere is in panic and the German soldiers are surrendering in droves. ARMISTICE COURIER DELAYED BY BATTLE Continued from Fh-st Page. lent enemy reaction toward the northern point of the line, cupeclally at Mlllers-Jevant-Mouzon. The enemy shell! MontlBny and Saul mory und the Saulmory-Sassey road and the new American positions at Lion and St. Oermaln Intermittently to-day. and there wore occasional bursta'of machine Bun Are from Stenay. Ths American ar tillery replied and the Qerman cannon ado moderated. Fires arc burning In Stenay and the towns to the northeast There -was con siderable enemy activity to-day In a retiring movement to the northward and eastward. A new German unit has been IdmtMed on this sector. The Americans have begun work on a new permanent bridge over the Mouse, although they already have been able to move even the heaviest artillery over the temporary bridges constructed. This artillery will meet the stubborn op position which has developed In the hllK The Americans made things Interest ing for the enemy to-day by advancing pretty much everywhere along their line. Tho enemy artillery fire to-d.y and yesterday was almost exclusively from large calibre guns, Indicating that he has withdrawn all his lighter pieces and Is shelling from positions a great distance away. Five American ambulances drove by mistake Into the German lines north east of I.lon-devant-Dun und were cap tured. This Incident was witnessed by ome comrades, who organized a rescuo party and returned with the ambulances, four prisoners and three guns.. This evening the Americans were In complete control of both sides of the Meuse and had. In addition, occupied Ilemolvllle Wood. They also crossed the river nt Mouxon. thus making their tine on both sides complete from Vlllers-devant-Mouzon southward! Knemy Knifrr to pirn Up, American army trucks moved about last nUht In the zone Just behind the front line with their headlights burn ing, necaufo of the low vUabillty olll cers believed that the enemy hardly could see the lights and If they did see one now and then It would not be of any great assistance. The fact that Germany had sent armistice delegates within the allied lines has not slowed up the American operations. From tfte heights east of Dun-sur-Meuse to Sedan the same dah that has characterized their work since the beginning of the offensive animated the American trobps In their operations yesterday and to-day. "What la the use of staying out there to lie killed on tho last day," was the comment of scores of prisoners brought In yesterday by the Americans. Th captured Germans were ti mcic dis couraged lot than usual. Most of them salJ that since their Governmnt Is quitting and they ap pear to be convinced that It Is It was absurd for them to neglect the oppor tunity to surrender. More than 500 American filers at tacked the region of Montmedy Monday alternoon, somo of them dropping 100 pound bombs on the-Montmody railroad Junctions, while others dropped twenty pound bombs along the roadtyays and wherever enemy troops were sighted. A number of fires resulted from the bomb lng In the Montmedy region. SAVE COAL BY INSTALLING "Clow" Gasteam Radiators USE GUARANTEED Gnu for Fuel; Automatic Regulation Each radiator Is a separate heating unit instantly ready for uso. It burns only enough gas to glv tho heat you require and automatically reduces the flow. It saves you all the bother and exponso that goes with tending to a furnace, and la nlisolntoi - cican, austiess ana odorless. 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The Germans have arrested and shot members of the Polish military organiza tion and the whole male population Is being deported to Germany. Archduke Max Ordered Arrested. Amsterdam, Nov. 9. Orders have been given for the arrest of Archduke Max, brother of Emperor Charles, ac cording to the Vienna newspapers. Archduke Max left the Imperial hofburg recently with heavily laden trunks. MINE SINKS CARGO SHIP OFF MARYLAND Steamer Saetia Goes Down All of Crew Rescued. Ocxan ClTT. Md., Nov. 9. The Amer ican steamship Saetia bound from a French port to Philadelphia struck a mine twenty-five miles off the Mary land coast at 9:05 A. ML to-day and sank twenty minutes later. Nineteen of the crew arc missing, forty-seven having been landed here' this afternoon and eighteen more having been taken off a raft at 9 o'clock to night by a patrol boat. The Chief Engineer, Charles Toup nlcr, of Hartford, Conn., was the only cno of the rescued who was Injured. 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An announcement by the Depart ment said seven olnccrs and forty men had been landed at Coast Ouard Station No, US on the Delaware coast and that thirty-seven or thirty-eight men. tho re mainder, had put off In boats. v. a country mansion at Rethondes. six miles east of Complgene and thirty miles from Marshal Foch'a headquar ters. . Admiral 8lm Present. With tho commander In chief at the lime of the interview were Major-Qen. Maxlme Weygand. his assistant; Vice Admiral Sir Itosslyn Wemyss. First Lord of the nrltlsh Admiralty, and Vlce-Ad-mlral William S. Sims. American repre sentative. Admiral Sims was present only ot the first Interview. Later he went to London. It la regarded probable In well In formed circles that Prince Maximilian the German Imperlat Chancellor, will communicate to-day the terms of the armlstlco to a committee of Reichstag party leaders and will himself convey their vote to authorize the plenipoten tiaries to sign the armistice. French opinion, which Is remarkably restrained and conservative. Is unani mous in the view that Germany will capitulate between now and Monday. There Is no tendency to exaggerate happenings In Germany, but It la felt that the Germans have had enough to make It Imperative for tho Government to make peace at the earliest possible moment. M. Copies, -writing In the Figaro, fairly sums up the views of all editorial l iters when he says: "The details of revolutionary move ments In Oermany aro lngklng, but we learn enough from hour to hour to feel already that they are neither superficial nor fictitious. Do they contain deep set revolution? Aro they but riots duo to the reaction of the defeat? What au thority docs the republic proclaimed at Munich possess? Thefe arc questlpns which concern Germany alone." While Germany Is reflecting or the Allies' terms. Marshal Foch continues his blows wltlrout lntfrmlslon. Tho German army may break at any inc ment. There were slgnp of a new re treat from the Scheldt yesterday, and the French are along the Meure over a front of fifteen miles. The alternative for Germany now Is armistice or In vasion not evasion. WILSON MAY SET TRUCE FETE. Plana Considered fnr Two Day Celebration, Special Df patch to Ton Sis Washington', Nov. (. A plan for an organized celebration of victory when the armistice Is signed Is being consid ered here. The suggestion Is that the President by proclamation set aside two days of national rejoicing and thanks giving. With a Presidential proclama tion It Is believed the authorities could keep the celebration In hand and pre vent scenes of rowdyism. The President has been asked to adopt such a plan by business men In some large cities, who were fearful of a repetition of Thursday's celebration. 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