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morrow?Fair. Highest temperature yesterday, 56; lowest, 35. America's Historic Answer: ENEMY EMISSARIES WITHIN BRITISH LINE; WILL ACCEPT ARMISTICE TERMS, REPORT; RETURNS SWELL REPUBLICAN VICTORY WASHINGTON, D. C.f THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1918. ONE Champ Clark Wins; Smith Conceded Gov ernorship of New York; Newberry De feats Ford, Latest Reports Show. MANY RESULTS STILL IN DOUBT Administration Leaders Recall the Ordeal of Two Years Ago, Hoping Corrected Re turns Will Win Day for Them. While refusing to concede control of either branch of Con gress to the Republicans, the maximum hopes of the Democrats upon the basis of the latest returns available last night, have dwindled to the securing of a tie vote in the Senate and the possibility of organizing the House with the aid of a small group of Independents. With the trend of votes admittedly being away from the Democrats, the Republicans reiterate with increasing confidence their claims of having elected a majority of members of the Senate and House. The outlook at this hour, in the absence of conclusive re ports from two or three States, unquestionably indicates that President Wilson's idealism in politics has not peen accepted by the American people. Republicans confidendy regard the defeat of the Demo crats as a certainty, and are already perfecting their plans for the reorganization of both branches of Coagress. f According to their figures, their minimum party strength in the next Congress, as compared to the Democrats, will be. as follows: Senate?Republicans, 50; Democrats, 46. Total, 96. House?Republicans, 224; Democrats, 206; Independents, 5. Total. 435. TUMULTY IN CONFERENCE. Officially Acting Chairman Homer S. Cummings of the Democratic National Committee still claims that the Democrats will hold the Sen ate and organize the House. His statement was issued after hours of earnest and anxious combing of the situation at a conference of ad ministration leaders and party managers at Democratic headquarters, j Secretary to the President Joseph P. Tumulty spent the entire j afternoon with the political advisers of the administration. After can- ] vassing the entire field, it is known that the Democrats have prac tically abandoned hope of obtaining a numerical majority of the' House. They are desperately clinging to the hope that they may still retain control of the Senate with a vote of forty-eight, which, with , the deciding vote of Vice President Marshal in their faVor when a ' party vote upon a tie, would give them a majority of one. CUMMINGS IS CONSERVATIVE. They further point out that the committees of the Senate are continuing bodies, and that it would require a majority vote by the Republicans to reorganize them. The statement of Acting Chairman Cummings itself reflects the rapidly diminishing expectations of the President's party. It merely said the Democrats would "hold" the Senate and "organize" the House. Xo figures were given. If Mr. Cummings said anything less it would necessarily amount to a concession of defeat, which the Democrats are by no means willing to make at this hour. Having experienced practically *wo days of trying uncertainty, and doubt during the Wilson Presidential election of 1916, it would require nothing short of an actual roll call of the next Senate and House to get such a concession from ai.y Democrat leader at this stage. ? ( The party leaders recalling the ordeal of two years ago arc hoping that revised and corrected returns will save the day for them as they did in 1016. i Smith Elected Governor, Latest Returns Show. New York. Nov. ?? Alfred E. Smith will be the next governor of New York. The latest returns with only fifty-one districts missing give Smith 987,342 votes, against Whitman's total of *74.373. a plurality of 12.3? for Smith. There is no possibility that the vote from the outstanding districts can reduce this plurality by more than 1,06*. As to the soldiers' vote, to which th* Republican leaders have been looking for aid in overcoming Smith's plurality, conservative esttmates give Smith not less than 50 per cent of this vote, so that there Is little pos sibility of any material reduction of the lead of the Democratic candi date. The lieutenant governorship is conceded to Harry C. Walker, who was 8raith's runnii* mate. Newberry Defeats Ford For Senate Seat Detroit. Nov. ?? Truman H. Kew Surr. Republican eandidata for the ailed States Senate, had Incraesed lead to 4.9(4 over Heary Ford, Democrat, oo returns late tonight. With Wayne County and Detroit city complete and bat Mg State pre H?cta to report, the vote was. New berry 1*,7?S Ford, 1*1.83. Woman suffrage, with 1,1*7 out of X J 2.282 precincttA already heard from, had received majority of 17,434 The vote was: 133,724; No, 116, 482. Speaker Chaiip Clark Is Victoriov Kansas City.l Nov. 6.?Speaker Champ Clark Ks been returned to the House by/a majority of 1,000 votes in the fclnth District. The few precinctsAissing: are said to be strong for C*rk. The vote stands: Clark. 8.53?; B. H. Dyer. 7,529. Speaker Clafe wired his wife, who remained injWashington, that he had been re-flected by a larger ma jority than fvo years ago. Nebraska/Congressional Delegation All Republicans. Omaha. Ndp. 6.?-The Nebraska Con gressional legation is all Republi can. The returns are all in except a few scatter#! precincts. Jefferson C*y, Mo.. Nov. 6.?Eleven Democrats and six Republicans, one for a short! term, were elected to Congress in' Missouri. The returns are practical y complete. Juneau, yesterday's both parties Nov. 6.?Results in election are so close that claiming the election "ON PJlQX TWO. Now In Union, Returns Show There are now thirty-three "dry" States in the Union. California was the only State in which the issue was before the people Tuesday, that voted "wet." One-third of the State's election districts report 71,517 votes for pro hibition and 110.004 against. Ohio sprung a surprise by Join ing tho "drys." With ony 572 dis tricts, mostly rural ai>d prohibi tion, missing, the vote stood 396,436 for prohibition and 390,585 against. Wyoming won the anti prize ban ner by going "dry" at the ratio of two to one. Other States that voted the same way, but not as strong were Florida, Nevada and Minnesota. The result ub in doubt in Colorado, but Washington rat ified the "bone dry" prohibition amendment passed by the last leg islature. REPUBLICANS WILL CONTROL Returns Indicate Whiphand in Both House and Senate. Control of the Senate and House by the Republicans, which now seems probable, according to the election re turns, means a complete reorganisa tion of the committed In eaoh House, and a clean sweep In all the clerk ships and other patronage jobs which ( have long been held by Democratic i appointees. If the Republicans are able to or-1 ganize the Senate, they will elect Sen. ator Curtis, of Kansas, president pro| tempore to succeed Senator Sauls bury. Senator Curtis held this posi-l tlon in the last Congress In which the Republicans had a majority. He is now the Republican whip. The New Speakership. Representative Frederick H. Gillett, of Massachusetts. Is the most likely | man to be chosen by the Republicans to be Speaker of the House, succeed ing Champ Clark. Mr. Oillett haa been the Republican leader in th?j House since James R. Mann, of Illi-! nois, was compelled by ill health to i depart from Washington early in the present session. By all the prece dents of the House. Mann should be the Speaker, but his health is said to be such as to preclude him from accepting the position, and the oner ous duties it involves, and it Is gen erally understood that he will waive his rights to the Sepakershlp In favor of Gillett. Gillett has had thirteen continuous terms in Congress, having begun his service in 1892. This record will be surpassed by only one man in the next Congress, that being "Uncle Joe" Cannon, who has served twenty-one terms. Other Republicans whose names are heard in connection with the SpeaK ership are Nicholas Longworth, of Ohio; J. Hampton Moore, of Penn sylvania. and Martin Madden, of II- j linois. Gillett is believed to have the best chance because of his long serv-; ice and his present position as mi-| nority leader. Senate Control Shifts. A shifting of control of the Sen ate from the Democrats to the Re publicans would bring to the im portant committee on Military Af fairs, Senator Warren of Wyoming, father-in-law of Gen. Pershing, as chairman to replace Senator Cham berlain of Oregon. Senator Pen rose of Pennsylvania would succeed to the chairmanship of the Finance Committee, now held by Senator Simmons of North Carolina, and Senator Lodge would succeed Sen ator Hitchcock, of Nebraska, a* chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. j The chairmen of other important, committees probably would be as follows: Agriculture, Gronna of North Da- j kota: Appropriations, Smoot of I Utah; Banking and Currency. Mc Lean of Connecticut; Commerce,! Nelson of Minnesota; District of Columbia, Jones of Washington; Immigration, Colt of Rhode Island; Interstate Commerce, Cummins of J Iowa; Judiciary, Dillingham of Ver mont; Manufactures, La Follette of j Wisconsin; Naval Affairs, Page of Vermont: Postoffice, Townsend of Michigan; Privileges and Elections, I?enyon of Iowa; Public Lands, Fall of New Mexico; Rules, Knox of Pennsylvania; Woman Suffrage, Johnson of California. CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. ARMY COMMANDS CHANGED. Col. Hobbs and Brigadier Gen. F. E. Bamford Given Charge. With th* American First Army. Nov. 6.?The following changes in com mands on the front of Pershing's First army were announced today: Col; Edward L. Logan, of Boston, has been succeeded as commander of the 101st regiment by Col. Hobbs, hith. erto inspector of the Twenty-sixth division. Brig. Gen. Frank E. Bamford r< places-Gen. Clarence R. Edwards I Yankee Division. of J^ie Tan Attacks on Berlin Prepared Through Germany's Back Door. AMERICANS PRESS ON British Only Six Miles from Fortress of Maubeuge. Amsterdam, via London, Nov. 6.?A Vienna dispatch late tonight says that entente troops, by agreement of the Austro-Hungar iatf high command, have crossed the frontier at several points, cut ting off the passage of troops that have not yet fled. This action was taken, a state ment issued at Vienna explains, in order to prevent further chaos and to assure the sending of the troops home in an orderly manner. Mijr Attack Berlin. . London, Nov. 6.?I learn on high authority that an attack toward Berlin itself is being pre pared by the allies through the door opened by Austria's surren-( der. Bohemia will be the base. The allied armies released by the elimination of the Macedonia front and the Italian forces now free for "operations elsewhere" will be utilized in the drive. , Germany is known to have in-1 sufficient troops to halt the blow j even if she should be successful in withdrawing her Western line to the Meuse. This latter operation is doubtful of success, however, especially if good fighting weather | keeps up for a few more weeks. Field Marshal von Mackensen'si six divisions trapped in Rumania | will not reach Germany. The British are now occupying Baku, the great oil city where 10,000 Armenians were slain after it was captured by the Turks. Tasks Gala 3Vi Mi Ira. With the American First Army. I Nov. 6.?Pershing's First Army con tinues on the move. A fresh ad vance of at least three and a half miles was made by the Yankees to day, the fifth day of their great push astride the Meuse toward Sedan. Haig's forces In the center of the West front, among which are believed to be some American units, swung their lines forward materially again today. They made additional deep In roads into the labyrinth of defenses blocking the way toward the Ger man last line of resistance, the Mons Maubeuge-Avesties-llirson sector. I Tonight the British are only six and a half miles southwest of the j great fortress of Maubeuge. which is' under bombardment by Haig'a heavies. The nearest point at which ; they menace the bulwark is Aul ! noye, captured today. It lies on the I direct railway running to Mitubeuge ' from Le Cateau. I Bavai, a forefield bastion less than | six miles west of Maubeuge. is near I fall. The British stand immediately I west of it. / I tAvesnes. the link between Maubeuge | and Hlrson, Is similarly threatened, the British having captured Cartlnl ! gies. four miles southwest of it, and 1 Marbaix, lees than four mil** due : west of Avesnes. The left wing of Haig's center. I advancing on Mons, kept pace with the southern forces clearing the west bank of the Honelle River and tak ing Baisieux and Quievraln, eleven miles southwest of Mons. FIRE AT CAMP MEIGS GUTS CORPS BARRACKS An occupied barracks In the north end of Camp Meigs was completely gutted this morning by a tire which started at 12:4S a. m. The barracks la used as an offi cers' training school and headquar ter* for the Motor Cycle Corps. The blase could be aeen from the city and was quite a spectacular affair. The Camp Meigs Ore brigade was call ed out by the guards, and passed water until the arrival of the fire department Chief Wagner and Assistant Chief I-snnan stated that they thought the Are originated from a Are that was left in a stove that stood at the bot tom of the stairs that lead up to the second floor, of the barracks. The loss will amount to about C.SM, and the building will have to be built over before it can be used again for traMac purpose*. Germany's Bill May Amount to $7,500,000,000 Germany's war bill, as present ed by the allies and the United States, may look like this: For restoring Belgium, $5,000, 000.000, For restoring Northern France, ?1.oou.ooo.ooo For damage to property and compensation for thoae killed and injured in air raids over Great Britain. |2i0.000.000. ^ For sinking merchantmen with out warning at sea and murder ing passengers and crews. $1,000, 000.000. Total. I7.ii00.000. Soom? of the Details. Destruction of the Rheims cath edral. Destruction of France's vast or chards. IVutial destruction of more than 500 towns and villages in Belgium and France. Demolition of public structures and private dwellings in I>ondon and a score of other English cit ies. Sinking of the Lnsltania and 200,000,000 more tons of shipping. EYESDIRECTED TO WEST FRONT World Awaits Germany's | Action Relative to Sign ing Armistice. ' j I Official attention here last night /was centered on the Western front I where a German armistice delega 1 tion was reported expected by Marshal Foch. There was no confirmation of the report this afternoon at the State i Department, but officials said that1 the news of the departure of the , German delegation from Berlin wa* I j probably correct. The procedure to be followed will be the presentation of the armistice terms to this delegation, and then its indication as to whether or not I they are acceptable to Germany. State Department officials do not! believe the delegation is vested with | full authority to either accept or' reject the terms, hut it was sug gested that it, no doubt, will be in' (full communication with the home' government while the session is oil i Meantime from the military stand point there is every Reason to be lieve that Germany will capitulate. Advaaee Like Wlldgre. Tha allied armies and those of the t nited States are advancing like wild fire along the entire battle front, ac cording to dispatches received here and every minute increases the dan- i ger of a precipitate rout, as far as i I the German forces are concerned I j Then too, there are the splendidly! trained and equipped armies of Italy, I I waiting only for the word to begin I an advance into Germany by way of I Austria. The allies today, according to advices from abroad, bepan to reap the full fruits of the Austrian armistice in the collection of muni- I tions and materials in territory once i occupied by the enemy The armistice terms to Germany i it was authoritatively stated, will not I be released for publication until they I have been tendered to the German | plenipotentiaries, or military men. who ! are now proceeding to Foch. But. as was indicated in the note Secretary! Lansing dispatchers to Germany last night and which had been received j there by yesterday morning:, there 1s ample information f?.s to their sub stance. if not the details. Thus far the respective armistice terms?to Bulgaria. Turkey and Aus tria have increased in severity, and the German terms will probably run j true to the established style The suggestion that they might be milder than any of their predecessors is not j given any consideration in the Cap- ' ltal. I Daig'rn, to Delay. If Germany delays too long her I acceptance of the terms, the war j may come to a speedy military de- j cision. in the opinion of observers. [ The news of the past two days has forecast the possibility of a tre mendous victory of allied arms, and the ensuing capitulation?on the field of battle?of the German i forces. Germany's situation, both inter nallv and externally, has reached ' such a stage that she sees and realises defeat has come. The only question now is whether she wishes to avoid further bloodshed by ac cepting the armistice as soon as j possible. There may be several days of discussion before actual acceptance, it Is believed, because of the fact that the delegation will coasult with the "powers that be" at home and the final decision will come from that source. Fot)r days were consumed in parleys before Austria accepted the Italian and allied ar mistice. but at that there were no changes made tn any of its details. Oficff*! Wift t Suicide. New fork, Nov. 1?Mr*. Jul'a Steen. wife of Paymaster Henry Steen. of the Coait Artillery, now suc tioned in South Carolina, oomiflltVid .suicide ia Her home bars l?-da?. , ? 4'Await Terms with Calmness in Conformity with Our Dignity," Official Statement from Berlin Announces; Tension Everywhere. ARMISTICE ALREADY SIGNED, SHAUGHNESSY Another Source Reports Enemy "Has Decided to Accept Terms;" No Official Confirmation of Rumors; Presi dent's Note Arrives in Berlin. Toronto, Ontario, Nov. 6.?Lord Shaughnessy tonight authorized the statement that he has received from London a private unofficial cable that Germany has signed armistice terms. Censors prohibit any mention of Premier Borden's movement. "GERMANY HAS DECIDED TO ACCEPT." Montreal, Nov. 6.?The Montreal Star stated tonight that it learns semi-officially that Germany has decided to accept Foch's terms. CROSSED BRITISH LINES LAST NIGHT. London, Nov. 7.?(Thursday).?The Daily Express an - nounces "authoritatively" that Premier Lloyd George has been notified that the German armistice delegates crossed into the British line last night. President Wilson's note reached Berlin yesterday. WILSON NOTE COMMENDED British Press Says Germany j Must Accept Military j Defeat. London, Nov. 6?Commenting on | President Wilson's note to Germany, I the Westminster Gazette says: "It implies that Germany shall. j first, according to the forms of war, j recognize military defeat before we 1 go on to the details of peace. That! we believe to be grim necessity. Ger- ! many has professed an unbounded f belief in the sword and has com- I mitted her whole destiny to the for- I tunes of war. She must unlearn both j the* doctrine and practice of it." ReaFeasibility is Piagraat. "We can not leave her in a position ' to say that the Germany army re mained undefeated in the great war. j We roust go as far as we can to? the burden of making the first ac knowledgment of defeat, not upon a government which can plausibly say that it had no responsibility for the the war, but upon the military chiefs whose responsibility Is open and fla grant. It is for Germany to consider j whether by fighting on she can resist these terms. "The great battles of the last few days and the spectacle of the German army retiring on a hundred-mile J front faster than the allies can keep' pace with it will probably be a moiei practical argument to the German ! soldiers in thrft respect than any that J can be addressed to them on paper, j In a significant scene yesterday the prime minister further reminded them of 'the great and final converging at tack on Germany.' for which the way Is made clear by the surrender of her partners and which must follow if events on the Western front are not sufficient. Kndorsea Leafae of Natlaas. "We greatly hope that the Ger- j rtian government will come rapidly to the conclusion that its situation must grow worse if it prolongs a struggle which is plainly hopeless. , The allies cannot falter in thefr de- | termination to make an end of Prussian militarism, and there Is j no foundation for a peaceful future) until that is accomplished beyond; dispute on the battlefield. But this done. Germany will And her future I like the rest of the world, in honest! conformity with the new order, and j we are glad to hear Lord Robert Cecil, speaking stronifly. and earn estly on behalf of the government of its desire to apply Itself with brain and heart to the building of a league of nations." BAD MUNITION BLAST. Beloit, Wis.. Nor. *.?The govern ment tonight started an Investiga tion of an explosion In the foundries of the Stewart Warner Company, South Beloit, In which one man was killed and several persons were in jured. including a young woman. The blast was cause* by overheated iu la a core ove a. The ooatpany is encased tn munition ewt, FIVE GERMAN EMISSARIES London, Nov. 6.?Five high German officials, authorized by tht German government to "conclude an armistice and take up negotiations for peace," have arrived on the West front. They will be received "with all due courtesy" by allied staff officers. If they can show the proper credentials, they will be blindfolded and taken in a high powered machine to wherever Marsha! Foch has his headquarters. In the mean time Foch's armies are hewing their way forward hourly re ducing the length of the way the German parlamentaire* will have to travel on their journey to Canossa. Lest optimists ring bells for "the end of the war,** it should be pointed out that the white flag to be hoisted prelim inary to the German delegates' "visit" to Foch will not be the flag of surrender, though it may mark the first step to th*t, inevitable ultimate event. For the present, it is believed, Ger many proposes merely to fetch her terms, directly from Foch, to whom President Wilson has referred her. What she will do once she has these terms, only time can tell. BERLIN REPORTS DEPARTURE. Berlin (via London), Nov. 6.?An official statement issued bert today says: "A German delegation to conclude an armistice and take up peace negotiations has left for the Western front." Amsterdam, Tuesday, Nov. 5.?Gen. E. G. W. von Gruenell, Ger many's mifitary delegate to the Hague Peace Conferences; Gen. H. K. A. von Winterfeld. former German military attache at Paris; Admiral Meurer and Admiral Paul von Hintze, former secretary <of foreign fairs, have been appointed members of a commission to deal with the allied powers on armistice negotiations. BLAME FOR DELAYING PEACE. Basil, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 3.?An official statement from Berlin, in announcing that the terms of the armistice for Germany had not arrived at the German capital up to today, adds: "Whatever it may be. the mes&age is awaited in Germany with a calmness in conformity with our dignity. Truly, there exists tha right to ask how the delaying tactics of our adversaries can be recon ciled with the speeches of the entente's leaders, who recently reiterated that it would be a crime to prolong the bloodshed one hour longer than was absolutely indispensable." H?Dnrrli Gil ???7 Stock horn. via l/ondon. Nov. (.?Dip lomatic relation* between Ruasia am) Germany have been broken, it la re liably reported here late today. The Russian ambassador to Germany. M Joffe. haa left Berlin. Copenhagen, via London. Nov. *? The continued secret Ruaaian agita tion throughout Germany la likely to result at aay moment in a rupture of diplomatic relations between the Ber lin revemmen' and the Bolabevist reel me. according to Berlin dis lorlet couriers trunk (ell to pieces in the Friedr station, revealing a mas* of lit ture for distribution among the Get^ man workers, calling upon them te revolt. London. No*. S?The revolutionary movement In Germany Is (rowing hourly, according te Berlin dispatch es late today. Riots are reported la many clUes. At Kiel (the great na val port). 8 000 persons held demon strations and riots occur there Bight s/ter night. Threats hive been mad* by the rioters te destroy the suhasa rlnee anchored la KM harbor. , Prince Max of Baden. Vloe Chw I cellor voa Payer and War ltl - w von Schfnck have Issued an to the German workmen and to maintain order.