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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
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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
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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. ,
, 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.
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
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.
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.
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Berne, Nov. 9. The Swlas Federal
Council has decided to break off all
relations with tho Russian Soviet mis
sion. The members ot tho Russian delega
tion have been aslfced ,by tho Gov
ernment to leave Switzerland becauso
of their participation In revolutionary
Where Foch's Troopa Crossed the Franco-Belgian Frontier
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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.
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
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
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forces at several places. Further east the French crossed the Meuse
above Mesieres and are now in full control of the river to Sedan, be
vond which it it held bv the Americans.
While the French and British were making great gains the Ameri
cans. handicaDDed bv wretched weather and havinc more difficult ground
and stiffer opposition to overcome, continued their eastward march
through the Woevre forest. They reached Damvlllers, which is near the
eastern edge of the forest, and from where they will soon be in position
to begin an invasion of Germany.
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.
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
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
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Population of Plock Rises
Fatal Conflicts Occur.
London, Thursday, Nov. 7. The pop
ulation of the Polish province of Plock
has risen against the Germans and
there have been conflicts In which a
number of persons have been killed, ac
cording to a Zurich despatch to the Ex
change Telegraph Company.
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.
Steamer Saetia Goes Down
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Ocxan ClTT. Md., Nov. 9. The Amer
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French port to Philadelphia struck a
mine twenty-five miles off the Mary
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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
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.
Plana Considered fnr Two Day
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.
A Word
of Appreciation
When the influenza epidemic was at its
height, so many of our operators were absent that it
was impossible to handle promptly all the telephone
calls that were offered. ,
Knowing that a word of explanation to the New
York public would relieve the situation, we stated
our case and asked our patrons to assist us by re
stricting their use of the telephone to necessary calls.
The RESPONSE, as was expected,' was immediate.
Citizens' associations of all kinds, individual users
both large and small, public telephone agents, in
fact all classes of the telephone-using public gave us
splendid cooperation.
This HELP was given cheerfully and willingly and
the inconveniences were accepted with a good humor
that greatly cheered those operators who were work
ing so ably to carry the load during the absence of
their fellow-workers.
WHILE MANY of our operators are still away and
some restriction is still necessary on the general use
of the telephone, the worst of a bad situation is now
passed and we rake this opportunity of expressing
our appreciation of your kindly help.
; v XJsrt-Marby to the Meuse, west of Be-

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