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p ROOM FORECAST People looking for rooms turn to the classified ads of the newspapers to see Arkansas—Thursday, cloudy, rain in what is offered. An ad in the Sentinel- east portion, coider in west portion; Record may bring a customer. THE J^JGHT REVOLT OF TnE ASSOCIATED PRESS OVER LEASED WIREM VOLUME XXXVII. HOT SDRINGS. ARKANSAS. THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 24, 1918 NUMBER 232. Informs Berlin There Can Be No Armistice Except Upon Terms That Would Make it impossible for Germany to Renew Hostilities. If the United States Must Deal With the Military Masters and Monarchical Autocrats of Germany'Nowor in the Future it Must Demand Not Peace Negotiations But Surrender. Washington. Oct J_ —President Wilson has submitted lie Herman pi* a I for an armistice and peace to in. ai.n and at .the -tamo tune It.- informed Berlin that there can lie no armistiee exr< | t upon terms th^i xvfiTftfl null .■ If impossible for Hermans t * rene a ho - lilities. While .consenting lo deal l mle M iHi the present atithnritie m ner many the president lue- given tlum thi* warning “If ii (the ru led Sialtsi tiie-l deal with die military musters an I mon archical autocrats or many now, or if if is likely to Imvc to d<*al with them in regard-in International obli gations of me Herman cm re. it luu-i demand in-' ■ .-a,.-e n-got lations hat surrender. Nothing < ill I ■■ rained **» leaving this e sentiai tnil. unsaid" The presidents reply to tin la-1 lUerman note was handed t i tin* charge of the. Swiss legation tonight for transmission to the ( ‘tninn • prnment. ft accedes to the rpi|iiesi that lie lake lip with tin allies the [>ro: >sa!s o: tli•* new spokesmen ot the Herman "i> jilc. hut does it with notiec that stir render of the Teutonic armies in the field will lie the prim demanded l.ir intr:million of the be.Bine n > '■ hem Administered. In transmitting the matter to the allies the president say- he has sue nested that if they are disposed to efiert peace on Ills ti ilis mil prill eililes now acePliled by the pres ‘tit Herman nuthoiities, flic Aiimrii an aim allied military advl-ers he asi. il If they deem such an armed ice possible from a military point of view to su'i r mlt such terms as will fully protect the interests ot tIn* people involved and Insure to the associate,i -nvo.ti incuts t lie unrest rtf 11 d i >wer to on fore peace on Ihe conditions siecrpt cd The president says lie feels he < an not. decline to take up tie qiie.-tion of an armistice, having received solemn and explicit assurances of the Herman government it accept; the term; "t peace enunciated, by him: that tin h' sire to discuss their applications conn.. from ministers speaking lor an over whelming majority of the Herman peo ple and that the Herman mined force will observe the humane rules n* civ ilized w art are on land and <*a lie ignores entirely the Herman protest and denials in response to nis state ment that an armistice could not hr l.xmstdered while the Herman army ml navy continued their atrocities. As to the authority of the new spokesman of tat Herman permit*, lu f|i' aks as tile note says, without aa_, attempt to soften what may sects ha>sh words” and tells the men will, whom he is dealing and through then j. Hie i ;■ nu hi p'~ (Hilary safeguards must be demanded Ktietore hostilities can cease. ,Significant and inupoilant as the ^ \ preposed constitutional ebanges seen ygt to lie, he declares, it docs not appeal that the people of a Government re sponsible to the Herman people hie yet been worked out. and it is evulen that the people have no means o' commanding 'he utxitiiesence ur tm tf- military anthorUies. Jlo reminds the Hermans that tlx power of too King of Prussia (til© kaiseri to control tlv policy of the (‘moire is unimpaired, anrl concludes ■ iih the warnin ' that if this power Is to iie (teal! with the Kmted Mates and The allies can demand nothing but sur render As the note v. as dispatched, S- !-■ I a r \ Tumulty at the white house gave emphasis to the assurance given by all members of the government that tie inteirui-tion o. tlit? military program is intimated Approval of the prc-ldentact oil ■as voiced everywhere among nine i:i 1 - who c< cl ired that the note rre m. mued nr. ndcr on what a merit .1 and tile allies insi-t and at the same time i • ■ i• 1 to tim liernum ; eopii- a 1 v ture of their situation 111 a way like-ly 10 hasten their rise in throw out pie kaiser and bis war lotus complete!* in congress the expression of lead ers indiiatcd a divided opinion. Sen ator 11 it it' >i nt NelvtasUa. -chfiirnuur of the senate D reign relation- com mifei-. approv-d the note in unounll fied terms declaring it. called lor uu 'conditional surrender and wourn i a . -r a crisis in tlermany. On lie? other nan I, Senator Podge1 i f Mus.-achuset:rcpu'hli, an lea 1. r and ranking minority member of ftto jforeign relations coniiiiitleo express-! rd regret that the president had enter led upon any discus.-ion with the tier man government and declared any tie. -ot-ntion should toll >w a report from (iencrai Koch that Die Dorman armies had surrendered How the note is received 1 *> the p.’ > pie of ilie allied countries will he awaited with the greatest interest, r-o far as the ailie.i governments are con cerned 't i' as itimd that they huu , heeii informed and are m ent ire tie. or l , with the culminating step o; the pr( - .Ideal's i-oliev. Fxchanges have been igoing on since wireless version of the Herman reply to the president was picked up Monday. The official trans lation into English, made at the lier lm ioroign office and delivered with the Herman text does not differ ma terially in any particular from the wireless ver on and slight verbal dif ferences in the latter tending to make more obscure some rather vague phrases in the original ma\ hit' been (Me to errors in transmission t The statement follows: | “Thi' Secretary of State makes puli 1 lie the follow in?: I “From the Se* rotary of State to | the Charge d’Affuires de intermin In Marge of Herman interests in the I'nited Statis: 1 “Department of state October d 1, 101s. | “Sir: “I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the ddnd transmitting a commnnieaion under |date of the doth from the Herman gov ernment and to advise van that the President lias instructed me to reply : thereto as follow s: I ‘ Havin'-: received the solemn and ex plicit assurance of the Herman gov ernment that it would unreservedly accept the terms of peace laid down I in liis address to the Oon-rosu of Ilie • CONTIN l’BD ON FACE FOUR. ■ ARE BEING STEADILY WEN TOWARD BORDER MOST STUBBORN RESISTANCE IS BEING OFFERED BY RE TREATING ARMY AT IMPORTANT POINTS AMERICANS ARE FACED WITH PICKED TROOPS Veritable Nest; ct Machine Gens Are Going tncountered By the Ameri cans As They Attempt to Press For ward Along tite Front From the Meuse to the Town of Grind Pre. i My The Associated Pre.- i Thi allied armies in France and Bolg tm are driving the i it t n rn to ward their border bin t!te priiro-s L now comparatively slow. On the sectors that ar<- mpti site In the stability of the entire German line -where a crash throu.h would prob ably mean the immediate eollnvse „( the whole defensive system the nui-l stniiltorn resistance is nciiig off. rial v I he enemy tut:! what gains a re Inina, made by the allies -are virtually lent by foot in the face of the hornets of the- luttle line the machine --mils Particularly vicious fi lilting Is in prog: ess west cl the Mens river vv nerc the \inerleans i:i their endeavors to overcome natural obstacles barring the wav northward to Sedan a-c -.ucd with picked troops vviili orders to hold them back at all ca l- In the :i don tram LeCat trait to liio north of Valoncu-ii ties where the British and American gradually' are tearing their way through tie' enemy's front and netvvei n dTmrnai and Vudciuit'de, .vliere the British also arc I aril alter tne enemy. Not withstanding the frantii emlrav ors of tin enemy to maintain tlu-ii' IHjsliioiis ca all three of these sectors material progress has bc.-n made Likewise northeast of Latin the French on right miles of front nave delivt red a thrust that tarried Ilium forward from two to time miles In the hands of the British have fallen more than two thousand prisoners whi'e the Americans on the Meuse a* so have gathered in numbers m the enemy and a considerable tpuuHIty -.4- hi ■ ..It... ..... V. ritabie nests of machine gum's arr being encountered by He Americans as they attempt to pres.- > iraard alon the front front the .Meuse to the town of (irami ere, shunto i mr;h of tin Argonne forest, but in spit' of those obstaifes tiny have taken fnithoi ground and at Iasi a i oum v. ere steadily l.ec ing up their pressure [against the enemy. I The extremely heavy counter at tacks have been successfully sustain ed north of dram! Pro and on this sect or particularly throng concentrations |of enemy artillery f-ro have gone al most for naught. I On tin* western hank ot the M use [the town of Hreuilles bus peen taker .the enemy having burned and evn.-uat ed it and retreated in the general di rection of Dun. dxactly what has been aeconiolishef by the French in a drive northeast o l.aon, except that they have gainer, over a wide front, has not vet heroin' apparent: net it brrings appreciably nearer Mont Cornel tli" last Important 'railroad junction in this region I North and south or Yulenciennei Field Marshal Haig ha; continued hi attacks againsi the (jcrmatis and ov t \ 2 000.000 AMERICANS ARE NOW OVERSEAS Washington, Oct. 23.—At the same time the Presdent's reply to Germany was made public ihe white house gave out correspond ence between Secretary Baker and President Wiison showing that more than two million American soldi“r« have embarked to parti cipate in the war overseas "I am sure that th's will be a matter of deep gratification and re-asseranc, to the country and that everyone will join in con gratulating the war and navy de partment upon the steady accom plishment in this all - importan t application force to the liberation of the worldt” said the president in responding to the letter of Sec retary Baker informing him of the overseas embarkation. Tin* oorre.syi.ndenee follows: War Department, Washington, Oct 22, 1918. My dear Mr. I resident: More Ilian two million American soldier.- have vailed from the ports In this countr> to participate in the war overseas. In reporting this fact to von. 1 fuel sure that ran will ne In terested in the following tUita show ing the progress of our military ef fort. In lay letter it .Inly I 1 fttS. 1 intorrn ed von linn between May S. 1917, and lime 11* 1. over a million men had either been landed in France or worn onroute thereto. .Since. July 1. ISIS, embarkations by mom Its have been ns follows- July ".•Hi.1SJ; August ;•*(!> sl s ; September 2t>l.41 r.: October 11 to 21*1 I : 1,498; total 9S9.S1C. I Kinlinrked to July 1, Ibis, l.or.i.n*. Grand total 2.'M!K,9.".I. In onr over.-.-;:• operations I feel mat thankful of lin- results obtained. Onr Jos- os have bpen exceedingly small considering the si/e of the force trans j ported and tills dire to tile efficient ‘ protection given American convoys by the naval forces. We also have been greatlv aided in lhe di patch of troops :,Iti .ad -In the allocation of certain j vessels front oar ullies. principally , those of Great Urltlan. Cordially yours, XFWrOX 1) r.VKIOK Secretary of War i Tii" President. The White House. The pi-sideul s reply follows: The White House, Wru-hin ton October 22nd. 1918. My dear Mr Secretary: I I ant very glad to have your kite of this morning reporting that more than two million soldiers hue sake from the ports of this country to par ticipate in the war overseas. 1 am sure ill will lie a matter of deep grat ideation and p- assurance to the conn i. ... . _ ... ... . I . _* tl 11II i uni i i ' i j i'll' >• ill juiii ill' in congratulating the war and navy do j i artmotits upon the steady movemon |accomplished in this all important tip •plication of lorea to the liberation o i the v.orl l. Cordially and sincerely yours. I WOOIBlew WlliSON I lion. New Ion I) Baker, Secretary of War. • .. - T-.- ■ - ■ =3 cryivhnv made good progress. Between tl.eCateau and Solesmes a sharp wedge j has been driven Into the German line i threatening th town of Matibege on tho east and outflanking Valenciennes on the south. North of Valenciennes the town >f Bruay lias been captured making Val enciennes untenable for the enemy To the north of tais region the British have reached the west bank of the .Beheld canal. Already the British tire in the west ern c.ntskirts of Valenciennes where hard fighting is in progress, the Her mans having posted machine guns in numerable on the eastern bank of I he | canal which runs to the center of th. < W | In northern Belgium the German* are still retiring Unofficial report! 1 are to the effect that Gtlhcnt is beov ■ evacuated. $11 THROUGH CAPTURED MANY IMPRTANT VIL LAGES AND SEVERAL THOUS AND PRISONERS. WEDGE BEING DRIVEN INTO ENEMY POSITION ;_ Enemy in Belgium and Northern France is Moving Fiom One Position to Another* As the Allied Armies Ad vance—Germans Unable to Remove Railroad Cars Apply the Torch. With tlm British Army in France and Belgium, Oct. IT. The British 'third and fourth armies today stnasn - 'Oil through strong German defenses eont.li of Valenciennes They gain 'd ground to a depth of more than ri.nou yards on an extended front, eat-iur jing many important villages and < \ i ral thousand prisoners, together v/tth numerous guns and driving a wcr .■> onto the enemy positions at whih probably is the most vital point of tii • I lines the Germans are holding The lighting was of a d< per.ite n*. jntre, the German machine gunners holding out to the last Large numbers of the enemy were killed. The advance continues and the nten. ace to the Gormans to the north and south of the front attacked is hour ly growing. Further retaieats are e.x 1 poi-1 ed. North of the third and fourth armies the British first army continued its attacks and reached posit ione well to to the northeast of Valenciennes which is gradually being squeezed out It is probable that the Germans have al ready evacuated that town. Tiut British re approaching l.oQit'vs noy and wore only about three miles from the gates of that place according to latest rei|M>rts and were stiB ad valuing The heaviest fighting seems to have been it) L'Kveque wood which is Ht ill being' cleared up, although the Brit is!i have passed ceiPi’dPtely' around it and are before the great Mornial fore st Pn lie- eilee of tins the Parmitns were reported to be concentrating at Prenx. Catilllon was taken early in 1 tie* fight ing by assault. Ors is in British hands. The Germans before retreat ing blew up all the bridges over the eaual between < atillon and Ors. One corps holding the center of the fourth army front opposite GeCatrru alone had take n 300 prisoners early In the day. The Infantry massing for the at tack was supposed to lie a target for the German artillery ’which concen trated a heavy fire on two points cast of Hamel and east of GeCateau, just before midnight. The infantry, how ever, moved forward on schedule and soon had Jumped the Germans Hear out of tin* lirsi of their hurriedly con structed defen ive positions. This was about half past oik* o’clock this morning. Since that time the fighting has been continuous ami shows no signs of quieting down. Accord in-’to the best information the next line the Germans intend to stand rn is through Amougles, which under , liodnial conditions should be reached , in two days. After that they have ja line west of Brussels which may re reached ’before the end or the month. Further back there is a line on the CONTFXFKD OX PA OK FIVK AMERICAN TROOPS WIN ALL DAY BATTLE CAPTURE THE CELLE JOYEUSC AND TALMA FARMS AND THE RIDGE BETWEEN THEM. With the American Army Northwest of Verdun, Oct L’l. The American 11oops captured the Belle Joyouso and Talma farms and the video IreCween them after an all-day light today These positions are sit tutted northw-i of Grand I’re. Karly Wednesday the Americans launched an attack with the determi nation of cleaning up Grand I’re and that region. This was accompllsjien hut the Gormans, counter attacking drove hack the Americans til places. The Americans later regained their ground and advanced despite desperate machine gun defence. The German losses In dead and wounded were heavy. F CHTING IS STIFF. With the American Array Xorlh wcat of Verdun Get 2.T.—r> p. in.— The stlffest fighting of the American < ffeusive west of ilie Meuse was un der way today. The line is swaying riml finlli In Hio rrpVttti (■'rand I’re, on Hie western end of the front, the Americans threw bark re pealed violent German attacks. The Germans are using for the most part machine guns and light artillery with plenty of gas. The enemy ma chine gnu nests were pounded all day by the American artillery and by homhiti: machines, hut Hie Germans apparently had dug in against hells. With their hacks to a great series of woods, the Hois do Has and llm J>ois de Bourgogne included the Ger mans are fighting for their live Prisoners assert that the woods are literally full of machine guns and guns of heavier calibre and these prisoners have expressed the opin ion that the Americans can never capture Bourgogne ami the woods to ■ the northwest. The American troops fought all Wednesday in the face of machine gunfire from Talma farm to hill 220 northwest of Grand I’re I'pon the elopes to the north of Grand I’re th“ German rnachin- gun nests extended front hill 201 lo Belle Jo,reuse farm AMERICAN AIRMEN BUSY. With the American Army North west .if Verdun, Oct. 2 1 American bombing aeroplanes aided |>y machine guitn* i s w ere busy today in checking German troop movements toward the fighting front. At mid-day two squadrons of bombers attacked Buz alley wiih excellent results. hater about 1.2(i machines attacked enemy troop concentrations in the woods in the region of UemonvHle. The attack on Httzaney was in re sponse lo a report that (lernian troop trains were arriving there The at tack on the woods near Ttcmonville I was on the Itois de la Foche arul th > | Hois tit' Rarricouit. A large n 'Tuber of twenty pound bombs were drop lied on the woods while machine gun- j r.er- attacked eneinv troops on the reads. Several formations of Pokers at tacked l>olti groups of llu' American bomber.-, but were driven off m each instance. There were n“rial combats all along (he front during the early morning. Lieutenant Kdward V. ltiekenbuckor was credited with one bocho before lo t ukfa t. In a most spectacular combat over Doulcon which lasted half an hour, four American fighters badly worsted an equal number of Germans, three Fokcrs being downed. Captain Alfred Grant Ren ton, of Texas, single hand ed, fought two Fokcrs and shot down in flame* atrey No Man's Lautd ft German two seater bound for the American lines on observation duty. -.—_ ) r.OMMANDER IN-CHIEF ADDRESS ING HIS OFFICERS ADMITS GERMANS ARE DEFEATED. STEPS TAKEN TOWARDS PEACE ARE APPROVED Hmdenburg Asks That the Confidence Accorded Him In the Days of Success ) Be Continued By the Army in His f Hour of Defeat—Documents Were - Taken From a Bavin Ian Prisoner. With the l-'n itch Army In France. ,:,,t. i'ihii Marshal von Hintien !mr in an order to German officers in the field, referring to negotiations f"r an armistice declares he approves th peace move and is obliged to sup port the government. He asks that th confidence reposed in him in the day: of success lie continued. I : orman crowy prince in an liter to the gro p of armies under Id eomniaihi reminds the officers of the r. ponsildlity they Incur when tin h'se a position or modify the line in :i’ way without orders. Copies "•' t'n e documents havc fallen into tli hands of the French "I’* Idieal events of the last few 'in -ns Hliidenburg, "have pro dic « d the most profound impression upon the army, notably upon the of ficei It is my duty to support tho government instituted by his ma jesty." I appreve the steps taken toward Peace The German army lias a su I'erloiltv n r all others in that tile troop, a ini officers have never en d'd in i idftics. \Si> desire to ad here to that principle. I expect that • be <>!ifid»nce that \u. accorded me tin days of access will be all tile strong now." The order of the crown prince is shorter and almost, curt. IJt says: lit exchange of diplomatic notes si'es no- the occasion to recall my order according to which each officer CllllllYVmil (Mlirnire . Uh. __1LM ily when hi> loses a position or modi I*1 hi lines of resistance without express orders.” Another eider which emanates with Gtrnian hisrh command says: "Diplomatic negotiations with a view to terminating the war have be gun Their conclusion will be all the mort favorable in proportion as v, ucce' d in keeping the army well in hand in holding the ground con h'li red and in doing harm to the en i in> These principles should guide the dil ation of the combat in the e.u's that arc to follow." All of these documents were taken Horn the Fifth Bavarian division. GERMANS IN DREAD OF AIR BOMBING RAIDS. London, Oct. a dispatch to the Daily Mail from The Hague eays: From all information available here in Germany there is wiresproad dread of winter and of daily and nightly air raid; from German acre,Ironies in Bel gium, which are now in the hands of the allies. It is slated that such raid* will produce internal results in Ger main quite different from the present I symptoms of unreeit.