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lls j,l JftOMWUriMHMMlMMMMMia V THKnATlftR Washington. Nov.' 8-l'alr and wernl NIGH' j , tonights Saturday, partly cloudy, tilth probably rain. EXTRA v; TKMrKRATURK AT KACH HOUR i-g i 1 10 ! 11 1 12 1 nr '3. THE EVENING TELEGRAPH IM I R im nn im i Kg i VOL. T. NO. 48 l'ublltlied Dally Uxrept Bunda. Suhaerlptlon Price! A a Tear by JlalL Copjrlaht, 101 8, by the Tubllo Ledter Company, PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1918 Kntered ai 8ccund-4'liii Matter it tho l'otlonlre at Philadelphia, l'a. Under the Act of March 8. 1870. PRICE TWO CENTS V s. Admiral Wilson Announced Truce Was Signed; German Delegates in Conference With Foch A- z. Tp: - v ''"fir f rri ": iv lEuenma public meager KEYSTONE MEN - ADD TO LAURELS IN SEDAN FIGHT New Jerseymen Likewise Share in Victory of Vast Importance "RAINBOWS" VIN GLORY Famous Division Conspicuous in Historic Event Hailed as Deliverers By EDWIN L. JAMES Special Cable to F.vening'Vublic Ledger Cnvvrioht, 0M. by ,Vu' York Tjmrn Co. With thr American Army In Franee, Nov. 8. . When the German emissaries were dispatched to tho front to receive the armistice terms tho German army was all but bottled up. having only one nvo. nue of escape, that through Liege. This bottling up ttas largely done by the First American Army, which Is clrhlnc the last remaining Germans out of ,. Sedan. Thus the men fighting under the Stars and Stripes have achieved what Is per haps one of the most brilliant victories of the war and certainly the most Im portant offensive victory. Among the troops which reached Sedan was the Forty-second THnlnbow) Division, Including the old Sixty-ninth New York. Other divisions participate , In pur rush north are the Seventy seventh (New York), Seventy-eighth ' (New .Jersey nnd New York), Eightieth v (Pennsylvania), Thirty-second (Michi gan and Wisconsin), Ninetieth (Texas .nndf Oklahoma), the First, Second. Third and Fifth regulars, Klghty-nlnth (Kansas and Nebrnska), Twenty-sixth (New England), and the Twenty-ninth (New- Jersey.) In ' the First Army's remarkable six days' advance of forty kilometers It not only liberated a hundred French vil lages and several thousand civilians, but also captured the city of Sedan, liberat ing 5000 French folk. It also cut the main' German railroad system of com munication from the wettern front .hcAtiavl. T iiTAmlyittrff Mnr.nv. p thi lv Americana have drlxen the German Fifth and Tnira .Armies, wnicn were noiaing the pivot of the whole front, In full retreat. French Hall Deliverers I have Just returned from a vain attempt to get to Sedan. The roads are mined and torn and so filled with traffic that It Is Impossible to get to the city,. But reports from there say that the Germans nrc getting back north of Sedan. Tho fires they started when they we,re quitting the city are still burning. There were no fires In tho city on ihe other side and the civilians could be seen In the- streets cheering to the Americans. Our troops have been hailed as deliverers by the French, who have been under German rule for more than four years, One may picture the great celebration which will occur when the Americans control all the city, which Is only a matter of hours. It Is a, sweet reward for the Ameri cans to achieve this brilliant success, after five weeks of bloody nnd disheart ening fighting which made possible our victory beginning on November I. The troops know that they broke the best German resistance that the Kaiser could ... nvalnat ,liam n.i.4 v...... !.-- g jiuv nj- mi'", mm ,,uw nicy are It reconciled, ror tney nave changed the memory of Sedan from a sorrowful recollection to one of Joy; they have changed Sedan from a name for defeat to a name for victory. Two Illatrolc Days November 6 will go down In history along with July 18 as two great diva. On July 18 the Americans and Frpnrh a started the offensive of the Marne and on rovemoer , tne Americans cut one of the two German communication and witnarawai lines nna made the German military situation Impossible. The German r'etreat has been accom plished under great difficulties. Ameri can guns are hammering them as they run, and In their haste they are leav ing behind uncounted millions In war material. The German army has been swept clean of horses, and oxen have been hitched to the German guns. One report says that French cons, hitched ,to German 77s. are tolling far ahead away from tho pursuing Americans Food, lumber, clothing, coal, ammuni tion: rifles, cannon everything that la used In war has I been left behind by o Germans In ttelr flight, which be came precipitate. This has been well lljustrated by the fact that the Ger mans were not able to complete the task, of getting civilians away from Sedan, which started three days ago, when the Ge.rn.an cotpmand despaired of stopping the Americans south of the Meuse and planned to defend Sedan, which was abandoned because of the demoralization of their forces. Useless tn Fight Amerlratis Deserters tell us of a hundred Ger mans from one division leaving and fleeing horne, convinced that It was. use less to fight the Americans any longer. An Idea of the elaborate plans the Ger mans made to keep us back Is given by the fact that at Sedan were found Incomplete dams fcr flooding the Meuse below the city. In this they were only slightly successful, and tho flood Is no longer a menace to France, The Amer icans dynamited the dams. The Oermans. however, found tme to strip the French towns of all valuables ; Continued an Face Four. Column Tho THE WEATHER VANE Fair and warmer tonight. We've the xceathcr sharp's word That rain patter light Farthir north will he heard, Honor Roll for the City and Its Vicinity Today KIM.KI) IN ACTION MKl'TF.NANT NORTON DOWNS, Mer lon (unnrrrinlly repnrled). MKl'TKNANT Ml I.I.I AM C. ROCK, ll:n Rnrlnr (lnr.l.n m. MKI'THNANT THOMAS F.. KltlKllF.t,. 74H Hnr t., rntatniil Hill. PIIIVATK ntKDF.ItlCK , IIAVMOART. NKR. 2234 N .Manchcr t. (UnotflrlaJIy rpportl) trivatk nt.wti.r.s TRAIT. COS N. "r at. (unoltdnllj reported). die of ntK.sn SF.ROK.XNT CIIRISTOrilF.lt XX'. KF.M.Y, jam Mntnphin t. CORPORAL JOSKI'H FASSANTO, 1220 H Clnrlon t. PRIX'ATF. 1IKRNARII FINN. 34.12 N. St. rllr wt. (Incorrect nfMr) PRIX'.XTK IRXX1N I'ANtllU'llN. 1M7 a, ,!ciun St. I'RIX'ATK r'.mVAni) J. X'.XNDYKF., 2910 Heed st, XXOI'NDKn si;vf.rf.i.y CORPORA!, ANTHONY i. FOI.KX', S13T ltuurke st. XXOrNDKI) MKl'TF.NANT J.XMF.H C. XORKK, 2020 N. 12th fit. funnrfrlallv renorledl. MKl'TKNANT HAROLD II. KINO. 421 Ohcutnut t. Prcvloul rrportcd un MT,. IntU.) PR1VATF, XX'ILI.I.XM OtVF.NS. 017 Mrooldvti fit. I'RIX'ATK MICIIAF.L JOSF.ril SMITH. 2717 N Hlnrtrnld at. (prtnlounly re- twirled uwfflctrillv). I'RIX'ATK JOHN J. I.ALI,Y. 1710 N. 22.1 ft. I'RIX'ATK CUARI.F.S I't'RSLF.X'. 707 3. ."lh Bt. -xyssiNo rniX'ATK JOHN i. HF.PF.RI.F.N, 1410 MaMlfld ft. I'RIX'ATK X'INCKNT DK V. KKLI.Y. 2I2S 8 Proud fit. PRIX'.XTK !. M. ROIIIIINS, 24S0 N. Rth xt. I'RIX'ATK ANDRFAV XV. 5IACK0XX1SKI. 4.M1 XTcrrer t. PIIIVATK tIKOROK SIMMONS, 2342 N. 24th t. PRIX'.XTK DAVID DKNN1S. 1127 Oxford t. A'oirmorr K, ID IS The above Usf (a rompilrif from the otflcM casually rcconls ana from unofflrtat reports received bu relatives and fricntls of the men oversea.!. 3 PHILA. OFFICERS DIE FOR FREEDOM Lieutenants Downs, Rock and Kriebel Fall in Battle MANY AMONG WOUNDED Three young rHHadelphlnns, oRlcers In the American expeditionary force, aro reported In today's casualty list as killed while fighting In France. They nre Lieutenant Norton Downs, of the aviation corps, who met death on October 23 In an aerial battle over tho German lines; Lieutenant William C.Itock, of the heavy tank battalion, killed while nghtlng with the British In I'lcnrdy, and Lieutenant Thomas E. Kriebel, of Gcrmnntown, killed 'during the battle of the Meuse. Lieutenant Downs was tho son of Mrs. Phebe Warren McKean Downs, of the Lenox Apartment. He wns twenty three years old and enlisted In the avia tion corps Immediately after Congress declared war on Germany. His prelim inary training in flying was gained at tho ground school at Cornell University. Completing this course In September of last year, he was sent to Italy for prac tical training in driving a bombing plane. After several months of active service on the Italian front he was or dered to Kngland for further Intensive training, eventually being sent to France and made commander of a squadron. Some weeks ago he applied for and se cured a transfer to the night-flying sec tion, and was still In that dangerous branch of the sen Ice when he was killed. On April 9, 1917, Lieutenant Downs married Miss Alice Chapman Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chap man Thompson, of Highland avenue, Merlon. Mrs., Downs has been living with her parents Blnce Lieutenant Downs went nbroad. Lieutenant Itock Is the first tank corps officer from this city to give his life In France. The "fleet" of tanks'to which he was attached had been fighting with the British on the northern battlcfront since It reached France tho latter part of August. The personnel of the corps Is made up of drafted men from Philadel phia and vicinity and the officers were drawn from the engineer corps.. Lieutenant Thomas 11 Kriebel," of Oermantown, Is also reported a killed In action on today's casualty list, the smallest for this city and vicinity In .more than three weeks. The total for Philadelphia and vicinity Is .thirty four, five having ljeen killed In action and the same number having died of disease. Lieutenant llock. who Is a graduate of the old Central Manual Training School and of the Pennsylvania Stat College, where he took his degree as a mechanical engineer. Is n son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hock, of .J929 Spring Oar den street. He Joined the engineers a few days after this country declared war on Germany and. was given a commis sion as lieutenant. Sent first to Camp Lee, Va,, he was soon transferred to Cnmp Meade and assigned to the heavy tank corps. His unit went to Kngland last March where they had four months' Intensive training under British Instruc tors. The young officer was only twenty, four years old. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity nnd was prominent In athletics at school and col lege. The engagement of Lieutenant Bock to Miss Dorothy Graham Eawin, of Chaddsford 'Junction, Pa., was an nounced shortly before he sailed for Kngland, A brother of the dead officer, Lleu.tena.nt J. Ilusseli Bock, of the motor transport service, has been In France since December of last year. Lieuten ant Bussell Bock was formerly a mem- Continued en Pais Twe. Coliuna jrsar HAMBURG JOINS FAST SPREADING GERMAN REVOLT Bremen, Schwcrin and Til sit Also in Uprising, Ac cording to Reports ! PRINCE HENRY SHOT AT V!71.l r 1T -iT i xviiuiu xjreriiian navy ioxv Under Control of the Mutineers By the Associated Press inslerdaiii. Nov. S. Tho great German maritime port of Hamburg Is completely In the hands of the revolutionists, nccordlng to re ports from Hnmliursr newspapers printed by the Cologne Gazette. The red flag is (lying otwill the ships in the harbor. " Tho headquarters of the com mander of the port has been occupied by tho soldiers' council after exciting occurrences In which machlno guns were used. ,, Snnrlprhiit-rr n T).. ..I.... . , ......... ,t n iiuAsiiiii iuwii in Schleswlg, thirteen miles northeast of Klensburg, Is In the hands of the revo lutlonarles, according to a dispatch from Copenhagen to the Exchange Telegraph Company. The red flag has been hoisted on the ships there. All kinds of excesses took place In tho neighboring city of Altona. The port commander there ngreed to nil tho demands submitted by the soldiers' council. Copenhagen, Nov. 8. Prince Henry of Prussia, brother of Emperor Wil liam, left Kiel on Wednesday In nn nutnmohllo flying n red flag, the Schleswlg Volkzeltung states. He wns pursued by marines who fired n dozen shots at him, the newspaper adds. Prince Henry of Prussia Is tho commander-in-chief of the German navy and the only brother of tho German Em peror. In 1902 Prince Henry visited the I nlted States, spending one month here. In March. 1914. prince Henry visited several South American countries. By the Associated Press London, Nov. 8. (8:36 A. M.). The cities of Bremen, Schwerln nnd Tilsit have joined In the German revolution, according to n Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph. Company, Dr. Karl Llobknccht Is said to have arranged for the- formation of a sol. dlers' council nt Bremen. The Heds nro now complete masters of Kiel, Wllhelmshnven, Hamburg, nremen, Helgoland, Cuxhaven and Barkum. The Cologne Volks Zeitung says the revolution nt Bremen was effected In two hours. The marines enticed the sailors to join them, after which a meeting was held. This assembly de manded the creation of a social demo cratic republic. Women Joined with the marines In opening the prisons. Order Is being maintained by the marines. The movement which resulted in the seizing of virtually the entire German navy by revolutionary forces was car ried out In n fairly peaceful manner, according to the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Copenhagen. The red flag was hoisted quite generally, he adds. All the large vwharves connected with the naval service also were taken over by the revolutionists. At Wllhelmshnven the naval officers agreed to hand authority over to the rebels If they would promise to make resistance should the British attack thnt naval port. " The Third Infantry Regiment, ac cording to these advices, has taken possession of the airdrome at Olden burg In Holsteln. Illnnkensteln, a commune In West phnlla, twenty-four miles northeast of Dusseldorf, has Joined tho revolution. The greater part of the German navy, with red flags hoisted, has left the har bor of Kiel In possession of mutinous Continued on I'acp TWo, Column Two THREE LEAP FROM FLAMES Mother ami Children Jump Into Blanket Held by Firemen A mother and her two children were forced to Jump from a second-story window Into a blanket held by firemen on tho street today when escape from a burning tenement house was cut off. The fire occurred at 710 Christian street, occupied by Italian families. The hlaze started In the cellar. . Dense smoke filled the building and the tenants were unable to find their way to the exits. Taking her two children In her arms, Mrs. Tony Stongo ran to a window and was about to leap from the building when she was halted by a fireman until a blanket was obtained. Mother nnd children made the leap In safety. The damage done to the building by the fire amounts to about (300, Kaiser's Abdication May Come Tomorrow By the Associated Press ' London, Nov, 8. The German majority parties have held a final discussion on tho question of Kaiser William's abdi cation and will without doubt unanimously demand that he abdi cate, according to a Berlin dispatch to the Copenhagen Polltlkon, for warded by the Exchange Telegraph correspondent. The abdication, It Is added, will probably occur tomorrow. The United Press and the Armistice Dispatch THE United Press dispatch nn-tintlnr-lnf- thnt tltn Altfnu nmt TIa,-. many had signed the armistice ai received In the EvnNiMi Pl'iii.ic LnnoKn ofllco over direct wire In the usual routine course nt 12:13 p. m. jestcrday. The text wns.ns follows: Paris, Nov. Jl. The Allies and Oermnny signed the armistice nt 11 o'clock this morning. Hostilities ceased nt 2 o'clock this afternoon. The Americans took Sedan before the armistice became effective. This dispatch went to and was pub lished by every subscriber of the United Press, Including prominent and Important afternoon newspapers In etery large city In the country. The BviiMso Pum.ic I.iiDOKtt stopped Its edition then running on the pres,s, In sertcd the dispatch, and with uati.il facility published the news on the street about eight minutes after It v:is received. In the lost eight months the Unit' ed Press scored u number of news "beats." For example, It carried tlio news of the opening of the great German offensive on March 21 last several hours before any other service of this country. It was the first by many hours to tell the news that the Americans had won their first great victory at Chateau-Thierry at the opening of the Allied offensive on July 18 last. It further brought the first news of the American offensive which smashed the German salient at St. Mlhtel. Moreover, It carried from time to time a number of dispatches concerning Important developments on the battlefront.s before Its competitors, and all of these "beats" were fully cor roborated and confirmed subsequently by the pther news services. The United Press has stood as one of the great news distributing forces In the United States, specializing on rervice for evening newspapers. When it was announced at 2.15 o'clock that the State Department had no confirmation of the signing of the armistice, an Inquiry was sent the United Press and the following reply: We cannot reveal our. transmis sion system as we 'want to use It ugnln, but our cable cumo thft)UJi probably In less than ten minutes, while tho average transmission time is from four to ten hours. It is absolutely O. K. (Signed) W. W. HAWKINS, General Manager United Press. When time elapsed and none of the other neWN associations was able to obtain either denial or confirmation direct from France, n further mes sage wns sent to the United Press general offices and brought this reply: We have every confidence In our men In Paris. Wo believe tho censor ship Is now on for simultaneous official announcement In all Allied capitals. This dispatch was timed at 6:18 p. m. It was not until noon today that the confusion was cleared up by the re ceipt of the dispatch published in the last column of this page showing that the nnnounccment was made upon the autnority of Admiral Wilson, nt Brest. Tho Admiral permitted the dispatch to go forward to tho United Press on the assumption that the information ho had received was official. Later, apparently, ho learned that tho news of the signing of the armistice wns unconformable. noy W. Howard, president of the United Press, and William Slmms, manager of tho Paris bureau, signed the first dispatch. As soon as they learned that Admiral Wilson's Infor matlon wns unconflrmable they at tempted to send cross a message say ing that the news wns bated upon local announcement nnd was not offi cial. This message, which would have prevented the publication, of the first announcement, was not received In this country until today, having ap parently been held up by tho censor. As this Is being written, the follow ing dispatch comes from W. W, Haw kins, general manager of the United Press: Signed statement now coming by cable from Admiral Wilson for United Press editors tnklng abso lute responsibility for yesterday's armistice dispatch. Said It was is sued from his office. This was quickly followed by the Admiral's statement which appears elsewhere on the page. The Evenino Puduc LEDOEn print ed this news In absolute good faith and full confidence in Its authenticity. hna took every precaution to guard .against mistake. Wo make tho above statement of tho facts In order that our readers may be fully Informed of all the circumstances. The Evenino runuc Ledcibr awaits the further lull development In the matter In nil fairness to those con cerned, but It Is free to state that If an error Is shown to have been made, It will demand an apology to tho pco. pie of the United States, the President and the many prominent newspapers subscribing to the United Press- Serv Ice. CONSULTATION BEGAN TODAY, SAYS LANSING State Department An nounces Opening of Ses sion at 9 A. M. FOE GIVEN 72 HOURS TO ACT ON TERMS Conditions for Truce Mudc Knoxvn to Teutons by Allied Commander ARRIVED DURING NIGHT Washington Will Make Public Result Promptly, It Is Promised By the Associated Press Washington, Nov. 8 The German armistice delegation entered conference-with Marshal Koch at 9 o'clock this morning, French time, the State Department announced offi cially today. (9 n. m. French time is 3 n. m. Philadelphia time.) At President Wilson's direction Sec retary Lansing Issued a statement shortly after noon today thnt nny stntement that news reaching the Government concerning armistice ne gotiations was being withheld was utterly false nnd thnt ns soon ns a decision In regard to the armistice wns reached it would bo made public Immediately by tho Government. "I nm requested and authorized by the President to state that no Informa tion renchlng this Government con cerning tho armistice negotiations In France has been withheld; that any statement to the contrary Is utterly false and thnt ns soon ns a definite decision in regard to the armistice has been renched it will Immediately lie made public by tho Government." By the Associated Press Washington, Nov. 8. Tho state, ment was authorized at the White Houso shortly after 10 o'clock this morning thnt whenever word came of tho signing of nn armistice In France, President Wilson himself would announce It immediately. When this assurance wan given, the Government had not been advised whether the German armistice dele gation had reached General Foch's headquarters behind tho French lines, where they were expected about noon today, Parla time. By the Associated Press rarls. Nov, 8. (11:45 A. M.V The German delegates who came within the French lines last night to receive from .xiarsnnl j-ocn tne Allied terms for nn armistice proceeded this morning to tho meeting place desig nated by tho Marshal. Tho white flag bearers reached the left wing of General Debeney's nrmy nt 10 o'clock last night. They arilved at the place Indicated by the Allied supreme commander within tho French lines about -' o clock tnis morn ing and passed tho remainder of tho night there. If the credentials of tne German delegates are found adequate they will be inrormed ouiciauy wnat tho terms of tho armistice nro nnd thnt they will hax'e a time limit of seventy wo hours In which o reply. By the Associated Press Paris, Nov. 8 (4.20 a. m.). The Ger man delegates sent to the French front to receive from Marshal Foch Allied terms for nn nrmlstlco crossed the Al lied) line near La Capelle last night. They were taken to n houso where) preparations had been made to receive them. They stayed there during the night and this morning will be con ducted to a place In the Department of the Alsne which Is n meeting place fixed by Marshal Foch. This trip will take nbout four hours. Marshal Foch will have with him Admiral Sir Iloslyn xvemyss, First sea Lord or Great Urlt aln, and Major General Maxtne Wey gand, of the French army. Marshal Foch's assistant. The following official documents were published last night: There was received the seventh of November, at 12:30 a. m.. Ihe follow ing from the German High Command, by order of the German Government, to jiarstiai jfocn: The German Government, having been Informed through the Presi dent of the United States that Marshal Foch had received powers to receive accredited representatives fvpf tho German Government and communicate to mem conditions or nn armistice, tho following plenipo tentiaries hnve been named by It: Mathlns Erzberger, General II, K. A. Wlnterfeld. Count Alfred von Oberndorff, General von Gruenell and Naval Captain von Salow, The plenipotentiaries request that they bo Informed by wireless of tho place xvhere they can meet Marshal Foch. They will proceed by auto mobile, xvlth subordinates of tho staff, to tho placo thus nppolnted. The German Government would congratulate itself In the Interests of humanity if the arrival of the Continued on rare lwi, Celdnui One CANADA PUTS POTATOES ON FREE LTST OTTAWA, Ont Kov. 8. By an order In Council passed yes terday, Canada takes advantage of the reciprocal provisions of the United States tariff and places potatoes on the fiec list. Tills action is of particular interest to tho maritime provinces, ivherc potatoes arc jro-urn in large quantities for export, ' BADLY INJURED WHILE ON WAY TO ANSWER U- S- CHARGE KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nor. 8. William J. Oliver, wealthy munition manufacturer, was knocked down by nn automobile truck and seriously injured today while on his way tu the Federal court for a preliminary hcariug ou nn indictment charg ing graft by turning out defective buells for the Goveiunuut. 20,000 NEGRO DRAFTED MEN FOR CAMP WORK WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. The War Department announced today that 20.000 negro draft men qualified for limited service are to be furloughed to work on extensions at Camp Bragg, N. C; Camp Knok, Ky.; Norifc Camp Jackson, S. C, and at Ordnance Supply depots where shortage of labor existed. The men will be furloughed upon their request without pay and allowanced for six months. TERROR TO MOTOR SPEEDERS IN JAIL ATLANTIC CITY, Not. 8. William Speece, former magis trate and terror to many motorists caught in his speed traps, is in the Atlantic County Jail at May's Landing, awaiting trans fer to the State Prison at Trenton. Ho was co'nvlcted a year ago of practicing systematic extortiuQMipon speeding motui isti, and carried his case-to the Supreme Court which dismissed his appeal. HYMNS OF PEACE IN STORE AISLES Wanamaker House of Busi ness Transformed Into Temple of Victory THOUSANDS IN CHORUS Thousands of visitors and store em ployes celebrated the crumbling of the German defense nnd the coming of peace at a great patriotic festival to day In the grand court of the Wana maker store. Judge John M. Tatter-t-on presided. The store doors opened shortly nfter 8 o'clock, nnd from then until 8:30 o'clock tho crowds, which began to gather immediately, htaged nn enthusi astic Impromptu Liberty Sing. Led by the store band, tho Wnnamnker cadets paraded around the store and received nn ovation when they took up their position before the stage. Supeilntendent Ilrewer Introduced tho presiding officer nnd nil present Joined In singing tho Doxology. A fervid patriotic prayer wns of fered by the Itev. Dr. George F. Pen tecost, pastor of Ilethany Presbyterian Church, In the course of which he said: The time of the fall of the arch enemy of the world seems imminent, in this hour when the future his tory of mnnklnd is being worked out by the envoys of the Allies and the United States In Uurope, wo turn to Thee, Almighty God, for assistance so that when this war Is concluded, men and nations need fear no re newal of the great sacrifice. Wo want a pence of righteousness. Former Goxernor Kdwln S. Stuart, principal speaker at thu celebration, was. given a great welcome. The occasion, he. said, anticipating the signing of the final terms, Is by no means out of order, "because the Ger mans are bound to agree to any peace terms advanced by the Allies or take the consequences." Teutn llqalleiTllffore "Old (llol-)" A dictated peace by the Allies and the United Stntts will bring the war to a Just conclusion, he said. The Oermans renltzed thnt they hod little chance of winning when they saw the first American Hag In the front-line trenchee. They knew that flag had never been carried; In an unjust cause and that, moreover, It had never tasted defeat. Ilut the United States did not win the war single handed. Great Iliitaln and France made enormous sacrifices before this country even entered the war and they haxe made others since It did. Ilut when the soldiers of the United States reached France they lost no time In doing their part. Tho fall of Sedan to the Yanks was Ihe threat of worse things to come to the Geramns. It raised the fear of the day when Americans might carry that same flag down the streets'of ilerlln and stick It under the Kaiser's nose, Continued on Iar Tirti. Column Two Whin you think of wrltlns. think of WHITING,-JLdv!' FRENCH RESUME SWIFT ADVANCE Penetrate . Sedan Outskirts. Lull in Infantry Action by Americans , HAIG NEARS MAUBEUGE n By the Associated Press I'lirln, Nov. 8. French troops resumed their advance .along the whole front this morning. Tho XX'ar Olllce today reports that I French units hae reached the railway Junction of Llart, about twenty miles north of Itcthel. I On the right, where the French line l loins tho American, thn French earlv today cantured Slnclv. less than elcht ! t miles south of Meileres, nnd Krenols, I about one, mile west of Sedan, and pen etrated Into the outskirts of Sedan. ' (General Pershing In n communique 'Issued yesterday announced th.it Ainer l lean troops had taken that part of 'Sedan which lies on the west hank of ' tho Meuse. It sems Improbable that the French War Ottlco would report tho penetration Into the outskirts of Sedan twenty-four hours nfter the Americans entered tho city.) Fifteen hundred prisoners nnd much war material were captured yesterday. The text of tho War Olflce statement follows: '"Our progret.s was resumed ngaln this mnrnlntr'nn lh ntlr fmnt Tt.. advance elements reached Llart, thirty' Kilometers norm ot itetnei. "Farther to the right we captured early this morning Singly and Frenols nnd penetrated Into the outskirts of Se dan. The number of prisoners taken yes terday was more than 1600. The amount of material captured was Increased con siderably." By the Associated Press With the Amerleun Foreea on the Sedan Front, Nov. 8. Ileyond artillery and machine-gun fire, which was partic ularly active (In tho region of Sedan, there has been little to report from the battlefrcnt since last night. No Infantry action has been reported on any sector of the American front. By the Associated Press London, Nov. 8. The Hrltlsh are con tinuing their advance along the active battlefront. Field Marshal Halg today announced the capture of two villages In the region of Mons and Maubeuge. The statement follows: "Sharp fighting occurred In the even ing In the neighborhood of Kclalbes and Llmont-Fontalne, south of Hautmont. (These towns are about three and one half miles south of Maubeuge fortress'.) These villages were captured with a number of prisoners. "Our advance south of the Mons-Conde Canal continued." FortTinr vornsur.F aoainst infmt- tnu. Take Imperial Granum. tha Unsweet ened Food, between mtala and on rttlrln. Nourtihlnc Stmurthenlnr, Otllclou. Any druxgli' SJ centa. Siv, WIRE RAISING DOUBT AS TO SIGNING HELD U. S. Official Later Said His First Statement Was Unconfirmable ADMIRAL ACTED IN PERFECT FAITH Brest Celebrated All Night After American Gave Out Report MESSAGES BELATED United Press Cables Giving Hold-Up Statement Not Re- ceived Until Today Admiral Wilson Assumes Complete Responsibility By the United Press lireot, France, Nov. 8. Admiral Wilson, U. S. N., commander of the American forces in French waters, today made the following statement for the information of United Press editors: "The statement of the United Press relative to the signing of the armistice vas made public from my office on the basit of what appeared to be official and authoritative information. "I am in a position to know that the United Press and it? represen-"1 tatiye actoi in perfect good faith ana that the premature announce ment was the result of 'an error, for which the agency was in n wise responsible." By the United Press New York, Nov. 8. Yesterday's announcement of the signing of the armistic between Germany and the Allies was made by Admiral Wilson at Brest, and was filed to the United Press with tha Admiral's approval. This informa tion was received by the United Press in a cablegram from Roy W. How ard shortly before noon today. Virtually at tho same time an other messajre from Howard was de livered to the United Press, stating that Admiral Wilson made the an nouncement in Brest at 4 p. m., French time, but later he was noti fied that it was not conformable. This latter message filed by Howard did not show, in the form in which it was delivered, whether it was sent yester day or how lone it had been held up. Acted in Good Faith Howurd's cablegram clearly showed that Admiral Wilson acted In good faith, stating that he sup posed the announcement was official and therefore gave his approval to the filing of the message to the United Press in New York. The United Press today asked the Government to ascertain how long Howard's message, stating that Ad miral Wilson authorized the an nouncement, and also that he later was notified that it was unconfirra nble, were held up by the censors. Hold-Up Message Delayed There was reason to believe that the message stating that the news was unconfirmable was badljr de layed in view of the fact that it was not received here until almost twenty-four hours after the original cablegram. The messages received today from Howard were as follows l Unlpress, New York. TtB ,.nntf Tlt-Asf Admiral ... V Wilson who announced Brest news paper 1600 (4 p. m.) armistice f been signed, later notified uncon- '"' firmable meanwhile Brest riotou- ly celebrating. Howard Slmms. ("Unipress" is the cable code term ' lor tne uniieu rrew.; j, ? The other message read: ' y- Unipress, New York. 4' Ttcst urcent armistice bulletin- 'A based .local announced (announce- -ment?) by Admiral Wilson, mi'j -a n 'i itl- M I.S. .IJ fS:1 fr 4 $ '' fcl fni-$ ! SeUW ' Ji. 1 m Hn J ' . . ft :i iLl . L2 u..wjmS T.'