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VOLUME xxxxvm BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1918 12 PAGES NUMBER 187 REICHSTAG TO DECIDE ON ARMISTICE Prince Maximilian, German Chancellor, Resigns British Cross The Scheldt and Enter Town of Tournai Avesnes Captured as British Press For ward Both North and South of Town, Passing Avesnes-Mau beuge Road Line London, November 8.—Prince Maximilian of Baden, the im perial German chancellor, has resigned, according to a Germai wireless dispatch picked up here tonight. The wireless says that Prince Maximilian tendered his resignation in view of the altered parliamentary situation, but that acceptance of it is still outstanding. TOURNAI PARTLY OCCUPIED London, November 8.—The British forces have crossed the Scheldt south of Tournai and occupied the western part of the FRENCH CONTINUE PROGRESS Paris, November 8.—The French troops are continuing tc press the Germans, have driven the enemy from further large areas on the southern part of the battle front, according to of ficial communication issued tonight. AVESNES IS CAPTURED London, November 8.—The capture of the important town of Avesnes and the occupation of the western portion ol Tournai are reported in Field Marshal Haig’s official communi cation tonight. Both north and south of Avesnes the British troops have passed the lines of the Avesnes-Maubeuge road. AUSTRALIAN DEAD NUMBER 54,890 Melbourne, Australia, November 8.—The latest figures on Australia’i casualties show that the dead number 54,890 and the wounded 158,199 The significance of these figures will be realized when it is remembered tha< the whole population of Australia is only 5,000,000. FRENCH ADVANCE FIVE TO EIGHT MILES With the French Army in France, November 8, 10 p. m.—(By the Asso ciated Press.)—General Gouraud tonight holds the west bank of the Meuse river from Sedan to the outskirts of Mezeries, his troops during; the day having made an advance of from five to eight miles. the French troops accomplished the sig nal fept of bringing up artillery and supplies over roads deep with mud and cut at many places by immense mine craters. The Germans showed more de termined resistance as the river was approached and appeared to hold the east bank strongly with artillery and machine guns. The advance of the French continued also on the left wing, increasing the menace to Hirson and Maubeuge. AMERICANS ADVANCE With the American Forces on the Meuse Front, November 8.—(By the As sociated Press.)—The right wing of Gen eral Pershing’s forces advanced today, pushing into the western edge of JScurey wood and in the Woevre forest. In the Ecurcy wood region the whole line advanced, cutting off the salient of the Bois de LaMontague, Maraumont and Brandeville. In the Woevre forest sector, it was pa trols who penetrated the edge of the for est, and they met with resistance. This section of the battle line contains vir tually the last strong enemy defensive positions. His withdrawal far to the rear is practically certain. On the balance of the front the day continued to produce little activity, save tillery. SERBS ENTER HUNGARY London, November S.—Serbian troope have crossed the Danube into Hungary, where they have been received with th€ greatest enthusiasm, says an official statement, issued by the Serbian wai office Thursday. AMERICANS INACTIVE With the American Forces on the Se dan Front, November 8,—(By the Asso ciated Press.)—The American front con tinued inactive this afternoon, so far as the infantry was concerned, and the en emy was taking advantage of the lull to remove as many of his units and pieces of artillery as possible. The roads leading eastward from Sedan, Stenay, Conflans and 'Longupeon are re ported by the American aviators to be packed to repletiaon with cannon and various vehicles, making in the direction of Metz. Vehicles are laden with every thing portable. The southern portion of Sedan and the towns of Stenay and Mouzon are reported on fire. Artillery fire on both sides continues fairly active, and an American division east of the Meuse reports a gas and high explosive bombardment of unusual in tensity. Kaiser Refuses to Accede to Abdication Demands \ Amsterdam, November 8.— (By the Associated Press.)—Em peror William of Germany has declined to accede to the de mands that he abdicate, says a German wireless dispatch picked up here tonight. the Emperor replied through Minister of the Interior Drews that he refused to abdicate voluntarily on the ground that he could not at the moment of peace undertake the terrible responsi bility of handing Germany to the en tente and delivering up the country to an anarchy. WITTELSBACH DEPOSED Basfl, .November b.—During ihe sitting at the Diet palace today a decree wo k passed deposing the Wtttelabach dynasty, according to ■ dispatch received here tonight from 31unich, Bavaria. Ludwig III, King of Bavaria, is head of the house of Wittelsbaeh. He be came regent in succession to his father. Prince Luitpold, in 1912. Ludwig was proclaimed King in 1913 in succession to his cousin, King Otto( known as the “mad King of Bavaria.” Otto was declared incapable of ruling owing to his mental infirmity. Ludwig 111 was born i iff; 1845 and married Arch-Duchess Ma’tffa Theresa of Austria-Este. Of thir uiji#n .weiy». born three sons and six daughters/' Prince Rupprecht, the crown pritjtco, has been one of the leading' T&ittyajg allied generals on the western front* during tHe war. ULTIMATUM SENT Basel, Switzerland, November S. The abdication of Emperor William and the renunciation of the throne by Crown Prince f'rederick William, oe fore noon today, were demanded in an ultimatum sent by the managing committee of the German socialist par ty at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon to Prince Maximilian of Baden, the im perial chancellor, according to the Cor respondence Socialiste, the official or gan of the socialist party of Ger many. The managing committee of the so cialist party considered the entire po litical situation and its decisions wero embodied in thy ultimatum which of the German cabinet without port folio, sent to Chancellor Maximilian. These decisions were: 1. The right of public assembly. 2. The military and police must be ordered to exercise great reserve. 3. The immediate transformation of the Prussian government in conformi ty with the views of the majority in the Reichstag. 4. Greater socialist influence in the Reichstag. The abdication of Emperor Wil liam and the renunciation of throne by the crown prince. The imperial chancellor was asked to reply before noon today, accepting the conditions. Otherwise the social ists declared they would withdraw from the government. A Munich dispatch gives additional details of the meeting at which the re public was proclaimed. Several thou sand persons were present, having come by invitation of the socialist party. After fiery speeches by numerous ora tors the crowd adopted a resolution de manding the abdication of the Kaiser, renunciation of right to succession by the crown prince; the introduction of a democratic reign in Germany, accept iHCe of an armistice, no future wars, •«pt for national defense, social re and an eight-hour day for work* TOSfcfctT8 were received with great ontW|iaMi^i'They affairmed that the soctal.Yt party urged neither a strike nor desired only com plete reform*. In a proces^awvhith was formed and which lWl|f were many soldiers of all WtM*# by a band. The procession matched to the royal palace and the ™*"^TMrlMin TnlifTT the government hurriedly\~ for the populace to remal REPUBLIC PROCLAIMED^ * Basel, Switzerland, November 8.% A republic has been proclaimed in Ba varia at the conclusion of a great pop ular procession yesterday, says a tel egram from Munich under todav’a dai« RepublicJfts Win Majority In fP/th Home and Senate A DEFENDANTS IN RAINCOAT CASE ARE ACQUITTED The Jury Deliberates Eight Hours Before Returning Verdict for Firm and Six Individuals 1 _ New York, November 8.— C. Kenyon & Co. and six indi vidual defendants were ac quitted bv a jury in federal court here tonight on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government in the manufae | ture of raincoats for the United States army. The jury de liberated eight hours before re turning its verdict. The individual defendants were Ber nard Wolf, superintendent of the com pany’s factory, and five other employes. They were charged with having con ! spired with the company to pass off 'on the government defective raincoats. ! It was asserted that some of thecoats •had been rejected by government in spectors. The jury came in at 6 o’clock and asked the court if conspiracy had to be premeditated in order to constitute a 'criminal act. When instructions had i been given on this point the jurors ! resumed their deliberations. NO CANCELLATION OF WAR CONTRACTS AS RESULT PEACE Baruch Says Contracts Will Be Cancelled Gradually as Requirements Are Reduced Washington. November 8.—Chairman Baruch of the war industries board authorized the statement tonight that the coming of peace will not result in immediate cancellation of war supply contracts, but that contracts will be cancelled gradually as requirements are reduced, making it possible to lift curtailments and restrictions upon or dinary Industrial activities. “For sometime to come,'* said Mr Baruch, “assuming the armistice will be signed, for a period to be deter mined by the war making agencies of the government, government contracts must continue on a wide scale. This circumstance applies to a considerable share of present contracts. “As the demand for raw materials is lessened by the reduction of war ie quirements and the cancellation of war contracts, and when such cancellations be made, the raw materials so made available will be released and allocated by the war industries hoard, for use in supplying civilian and export de mands, which through curtailment have been held In check during the war In addition to the ordinary com mercial requirement there will be a heavy overflow of materials thus re leased to supply the demand for the great reconstructional work required by the European countries. GRADUAL LIFTING "At the same time there is to be a gradual lifting of the restrictions and curtailments that have been imposed upon industry by the exigency of toe war so as to allow as promptly as pos sible free flow' of all supplies into peace channels. "The war industries board will con tinue to exercise its functions until the peace treaty is signed, to the end that the readjustment of the matters on which it has been acting may be made in as orderly a manner as pos sible. i "A committee named by the Presi dent has been and is now at work to devise the best mechanism of bring ing about the readjustments from a war to a peace basis. The report of the committee may take the form of suggested legislation. The whole effect of the readjust ment plans will he to the end of bring ing about necessary changes with as little dislocation as possible and the full opportunity for all to benefit as in the past by individual Ingenuity, vi sion and fair dealing.’ Franco-American Draft Treaty Is Ratified Washington, November 8_Rati fication of the draft treaty be tween F’rance aad the I'nitcd Staten Secretory .liinncraiid. were exchanged today by try l.annlna and Ambassador ^Hop earw 9 Senate Majority of at Least Two and Not Less Than Forty-Three in„the House Is Assured Washington, November 8. A republican majority in the next Congress of at least two in the Senate and of not less than 43 in the House was as sured from returns today from the scattering doubtful districts of last Tuesday’s elections. Word from Detroit of the elec tion in Michigan, upon almost complete unofficial returns, of Truman H. Newberry, repub lican candidate for the Sen ate, over' Henry Ford, democrat, increased the republican Sen ate roll to 49, a bare majority. The democrats have 46, with the Idaho contest between Senator Nugent, democrat, and former Governor Gooding still in doubt on the face of almost complete unofficial returns. Nugent has a majority of nearly 500, hut Gooding has demanded an official count, which will be made Novem ber 15. Returns from the last missing House district—the Second Montana, where a re publican was elected to the seat now’ held by Representative Jeannette Rankin, un successful independent candidate for the Senate—were received today. HOUSE LINE-UP On the face of the now complete un official returns the politital lineup of the next Hou*^ is ae follows: Republicans, democrats, 194: independerit. 1; so cialist, 1. Prospect of holding not less than 49 seats in the Senate regardless of the out come of the Idaho contest, place the re publicans in a position to take control of the Senate from the democrats and reorganize it. With 49 votes necessary to control, however, republican leaders realize that organization will depend upon unbroken partisan alignment. They re call that, even before the democrats swept into control of the Senate with President Wilson's inauguration in 1913, they had a majority of the Senate but were unable, because of republican fac tional defection, to elect former Senator Gallinger president pro tempore. When the new Senate convenes March 1 next, however, such difficulties, according to re publican leaders, are not expected. Republican contfol of both Senate and House and harmony of action between the republicans of -both bodies are expected to have much effect on legislative pol icies. SENIORITY IS PRECEDENT Like the reorganization of the House, most unbroken precedent In the Senate principally affects chairmanship and ma jority control of committes, besides leg islation. Seniority of "Service is the al most unbroken precendent in the Senate as in the House, of electing committee chairmen. With the republicans holding intact their majority to organize the Senate, Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, under the seniority rib*, would succeed Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska as head of the frroP'n relations committee. Although the belief here now is that the peace treaty wi!! he ratified before democratic control ends, this committee will have many Important after-the-war problems. heading the powerfdl Senate financ® committee, with its jurisdiction over bond and tax legislation, would be Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania, in place of Sen ator Simmons of North Carolina. Senator Warren of Wyoming is expect ed to head the appropriations committee, of which Senator Martin of Virginia, now’ democratic leader, is chairman. Mr. Warren Is senior member of the mili tary and agriculture committees, but is expected to prefer the finance committee charmanship. The military affairs committee, of which Senator Chamberlain of Oregon is chairman, is expected to go to Senator Wadsworth of New York, next in line after Senator Warren to secure the chair manship. RANKING REPUBLICANS The naval committee chairmanship, held by Senator Swanson of Virginia, is re garded in doubt. Ranking republican members are, in order, Senators Penrose, Lodge, Smith of Michigan. Page of Ver mont and Poindexter. With Senator Pen rose and Lodge heading the finance and foreign relations committees and Sen ator Smith retiring. Mr. l’age is next in line for the chairmanship, but is expected to prefer the agriculture committee chair manship. leaving Senator Poindexter to take naval affairs. The judiciary and commerce commit tee chairmanships also rest upon pref erences finally made by ranking repub licans. Senator Nelson of Minnesota is senior on both- If h<4 should choose the latter, of which he was once chairman. Senator Dillingham of Vermont, who once headed the immigration committee, would be in line for the judiciary body, and if Senator Dillingham should prefer his old committee. Senator Brandesee of Connecticut ranks first for the judi ciary leadership. Preferment by Senator Nelson for the judiciary committee would leave Senator Jones of Washington in line to take the commerce committee. The interstate commerce committee, with its jurisdiction over legislation af fecting government control of the rail roads. telegraph and telephone wires, falls to Senator Cummings of Iowa, as successor to Senator Smith of South Caro lina. OTHER PROSPECTIVE CHAIRMEN jje.iliic< these pre-eminent committee 1-airmanships, prospective chairmen of ;ther important committees follow: Banking and currency. Senator McLean’ (Continued on I’age Two) TARDIEU ASKS FOR AMERICAN AIO FOR FRANCE AFTER WAR Says Ten Billions Will Be i Required to Finance the Restoration of Country After War Is Over New York, November 8. An appeal to America to assist France in her reconstruction, with men, money, materials and ships, was made here to night by Andre Tardieu, gen eral commissioner for Franco American war affairs. Declaring: that the war has reduced by onc-fifteenth the effective population of the repulic, that 350,000 homes have been destroyed, that agriculture, com merce and industry in the invaded re gions virtually have been wiped out. that French shipping and foreign trade have been reduced almost to nonexistence, I Mr. Tardieu said that approximately 50, 1000,000,000 fraiK'S, (J10,000,00u,000) will be re quired to finance the process of restora tion. While France, “for many months the main battlefield of liberty and right,” will draw upon her every resource and these of her colonies to mobilize this vast sum, the commissioner stated, she confi dently looks for assistance from the allies. ASKS FOR LABOR From America., Mr. Tardieu continued, making public, as he said, representa tions which he had presented to the ad ministration at Washington, France asks for a contribution of labor by Ameri can troops now on her soil; for credits to the extent 6l fifty per cent ot her reconstruction purchases in this country for raw materials, railroad rolling stock and agricultural and industrial tools, and for diversion of part of the emergency fleet to the uses of French commerce. In explaining these needs to the America* government, the commissioner said, he was given a 'welcome by which I was deeply moved." While France will exact, restitution for German depredations, Mr. Tardif u asserted, speed in the reconstruction is Imperative and “America, on account of her immense capability for production, ought to give the first help." The French commissioner’s appeal to Americans was made in an address before the Association of Foreign Press corres pondents. Introduced by Frank Dilmot of London, president of the organization, Mi. Tardieu attributed the allied victory to "the work of our soldiers and civilian populations," and to the “loyal, wise and skillful policy by means of which Presi dent Wilson enabled the allies and Amer ica, in answer to the German request, to determine in full our conditions of armistice." He continued: HAS LOST 2,500,000 MEN I France has V)st 2,500,<H)0 men. Some are j dead, some monied, some have returned , sick and incapacitated from German prisons. Whether they be lost altogether, or whether their working capacity be permanently reduced, they will not parti cipate in this reconstruction. "The fifteenth part of our people is missing at the very time we need all our material and moral forces in order to | build up our life again, j “The younger, stronger part of our I nation, the flower of P’rance, has died j on the battlefields. Our country has been bereft of its most precious resources. "Our war expenses, 120,000,000,000 francs, arc weighing heavily on our shoulders. To paa off this debt there are at hand only smeh limited resources as Invasion has left us. The territories which have been under German occupation for four years were the wealthiest part of France. Their area did not exceed six per cent of the whole country. They paid, how ever, 25 per cent of the sum total of our taxes. "The industrial disaster is complete The districts occupied by the Germans and [ whose machinery has been methodically ! destroyed or taken away by the enemy, ! were, industrially speaking, the very heart i of France. They were the very back I bone of our production. Plants, ma chinery, engines—nothing left. Everything has been tarried away or destroyed by th? enemy. So complete is the destruction 1 that, in the case of our great coal mines j in the north, two years of work will be ! needed before a single ton of coal can be I extracted and ten years before the out- i put is brought back to the figures of 1913. ! “France will be equal to the effort. But j resolute as she is to do by herself every- j thing she herself can do, France also 1 deems it fair that after having been for so many months the main battlefield of , liberty and right she should now be | helped in her effort, and she prides her- i self in trusting fully the spirit of solid- ! arlty of those of her allies who have not been Invaded. LABOR FIRST NEED * . “To you, Americans, let me say that we want first assistance in the matter of labor. We hope that, during the prepa ration and the carrying out of the trans portation of your troops back to Ameri ca. your technical as well as other units with their equipment will be able to co operate in that effort. “We soon will have to carry out a j colossal work of transportation in view of the supplying of the regions avacu- | ated by the enemy, of the recovering of the railroads in northern and eastern France and in Alsace-Lorraine. Speaking “to 9Amerlca" Mr. Tardieu said: "For more than 100 years our liberties and yours have developed fraternally and today, wfe. united, offer to the world th# startling lesson of victory and democracy. "Today I have told you where we are standing; I have told you of our will to live again; I have told you of our needs and of our wounds; I have told you of what we intend to do and what we will do, and I nerd not wait for your anawtv* I know it because l know you," Kaiser on Hand To Receive Terms From the Allies Courier Crossed Lines Early Last Night Bearing Fateful Document, Accept ance of Which Will Mean End of the War Paris, November 8, 4:20 p. m.—Leaders of the various par ties in the Reichstag will meet tonight to determine the course to be taken on the conditions of the armistice, says a dispatch from Berlin to Berne, printed in the Paris Temps this afternoon. COURIER DEPARTS WITH TERMS London, November 8, 5:45 p. m.—The French wireless serv ice has given out a dispatch sent by General Winterfield of the German armistice delegation to the German high command, an nouncing that a courier, Captain Helldorff, will cross the lines between 6 and 8 o’clock tonight and that the French command has taken measures for his safety. KAISER ATTENDING CONFERENCE Washington, November 8.—The question of whether Ger many will surrender immediately or wait to be crushed between the advancing allied and American armies on the west front and revolution at home, rested tonight with an extraordinary conference at German great headquarters. Marshal Foch has given until 11 o’clock Monday morning, Paris time, for the answer. I nie conference fhe Kaiser is reported to lie, perhaps appearing for the iaNt time as supreme war lord, and, according to German wireless reports, defying <he civil ians who are scekina through sub mission to the Inevitable to save somethina o»*t of the wreck of an empire. A courier was due some time during the night with the text of the American and allied armistice terms, handed to the German envoys behind the allied lines this morninR by Marshal Foeh. He carried the word, sent ahead by wireless, that the allied commander-ln-chlef had refused a provisional cessation at hostilities and demanded an answer within 7‘2, hours. The American government was ad vised from Paris late today of the re ception of the Germans by Marshal Foch at 10:35 o'clock in the morning and its result. Secretary Lansing im mediately made the news public at the state department. Later unofficial In formation of the movements of the German courier and knowledge of the difficult roads over which he must travel for 100 miles after leaving the allied lines, led to the conclusion that he could not get back with a reply before tomorrow even if not kept wait ing for a decision. AMERICA CONFIDENT In the meantime the result is waited here with entire confidence and calm. American and allied military men say the end must come quickly one way or the other: that if the Germans are unable to agree among themselves and accept the allied terms the problem will be settled for them with no great delay. Some believe that acceptance is assured and will he hastened now that a final effort to quibble with hos tilities stopped is ended, on the theo ry that even the Kaiser himself must realize that unless peace is made quickly there will he no government in Germany to make it. Revival in New York and elsewhere today of the premature peace demon strations started yesterday by the false report of the signing of the armistice led President Wilson to direct Sec retary Lansing to announce that as soon as any decision in regard to the armistice was reached it would be made public immediately by the gov ernment and that any statement that news regarding this event was being withheld was utterly false. FOOTS POWER LIMITED An interesting question was raised by the statement in the report to the Amer ican government on which Secretary Lansing based his statemenOt that the German envoys came with full powers. Since the delegates did not use the full powers, either to sign or reject the terms, and. instead, referred them to grand headquarters, it was regarded here as certain that they came with the hope of acomplishing something more than the signature of an armistice. It was believed their purpose was to inject mat ters which can be considered only at the peace conference. It has been made very clear, how ever. and emphasized today in official dispatches from France, that Marshal Foch’s powers were limited strictly to the drastic military programme pre scribed by the supreme war council at Versailles. PLEA REJECTED Washington, November 8.—Secretary Lansing announced late today that he had been advised that Marshal Foch reported to Paris at 10:25 o’clock this morning, Paris time, that he had re jected a formal request from the Ger man armistice delegates for an immedi ate suspension of hostilities, and that the 72 hours in which the Germans must answer the allies' terms delivered to them began at 11a. m„ Paris time. Marshal Foch reported that the Ger man plenipotentiaries arrived at his headquarters with full powers from the chancellor. AUTOS CARRIED WHITE FLAGS Paris, November S, 4 p. m.—Describ ing the arrival of the German envoys at the French lines the intransigeant says the automobiles carried white flags and were preceded by a trumpeter. Borne French soldiers, under an of ficer, approached them on the road just outside the lines. The delegates established their iden tity and showed their credentials. The eyes of the members of the German party were then blindfolded and the delegates proceeded to the place where they spent the night. The company of German road mend ers, which accompanied the envoys, did not croaw the lines. The party started early In the morning for the French headquarters. General Winter feld and General Von Gurennel wore uniforms of the rank of general. Von 8aV«»\y wm in fh« uniform of an »d /iuiiisuce i>ews win Be Given to Public Without Any Delay Washington. November s.— (By the Associated Pren>».)—At President Wilson's direction Seeretnry l.umiiii^ Issued a statement shortly after noon today that any (statement that news reaching the government concerning armistice negotiations has been withheld Ik utterly (nine and that a* soon ns a decision In regard to the armistice was reached It would be made public Immediately by the government. Mr. l anNliift’N statement follow*: “I am requested, and Authorized, by the President to state that no In formation reaching thin government concerning the- armistice neuotin tlonn In France has been withheld; that any statement to the contrary in utterly false, and that a* soon oh a definite dedNion In regard to the armlMtlce ha« been reached It will Immediately be made public by the government.” . ! miral of the fleet. Mathias Erzberger and Count Von Oberndorff were in plain civilian dress. HAVE 72 HOURS TIME London, November 8.—At allied gen eral headquarters Friday morning th« German plenipotentiaries, according to a French wireless message received here, received the conditions of the ar mistice as well as a formal demand that they should be accepted or refused within 72 hours, expiring on Monday morning at 11 o’clock, French time. The wireless message picked up here Is from the (german delegates to the im perial chancellor and the German high command. It concludes by asking that a courier be sent back as soon as pos sible with instructions. The message of the German delegates reads: “From the German plenipotentiaries for an armistice to the imperial chan cellor, and the German high command: Friday morning at allied general head quarters, the plenipotentiaries received the conditions of an armistice, as well as a formal demand that they be ac cepted or refused w'ithin 72 hours, ex piring on Monday morning at 11 o’clock. French time. “The German proposal for an immedi ate conclusion of a provisional sus pension of hostilities was rejected by Marshal Foch. “A German courier bearing the text of the conditions of the armistice has been sent to Spa. no other means of communication being practicable. “Please acknowledge receipt, and send back courier as soon as possible with your latest Instructions. Send ing of fresh delegates is not necessary for the moment.” Spa apparently is the headquarters of the German high command. The town is in Belgium, about 100 miles northeast of LaCupelle, near where the German emissaries entered the French lines. REPLY WILL BE DELAYED Paris, November 8.—The journey of the German courier to Spa and return will require far more time than the dis tance indicates, because of the diffi culties of the road under present eon-* ditions. Therefore, the receipt of the German reply is likely to be delayed a number of hours beyond the time pos sible under normal conditions. KAISER AT SPA Paiis. November 8, 4:22 p. in.—Stress is laid by the Temps on the nresence of Emperor William at Spa, where the I terms of the armistice are being ex amined by the Germans. Summary of the News 1—llelchstag to decide on armlmier; Kaiser on hand to receive term*. Prince V axlmlllun, German chan cellor, resign*. British cron* Scheldt and enter Tournal. Kaiser refuse* to accede to abdi cation demand. 3— -October weniher bring* Increased crop yield. 8—-Casualty lint. 4— Editorial. 5— Plan* for united war work drive rapidly being completed. Republicans made poor showing i* recent election b—Society. T—A iiburn football team composed of last year's suhs. is*—French musicians who come here have suffered. If —-Market.*.