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V. M.
e de-
y and
General March Tells
Results of Eight Days
of Fighting by Dough
boys Near Sedan. ,
Germans Start New Re
treat Northeast of Ver
d u n A mericans
on Their Heels.
Ilj- United Tress.
LONDON", Nov. 9. The great
fortifU-tl city of Mmiheugc has
bi't-n captured, Field Marshal
Naig. announced today. Tlte Brit
ish made good progress sdutli of
that place also.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Nov. 9 (12:'H) p. in.). The Ameri
cans resumed their advance east
of the Meuse today both north and
south of Damvillers, despite a
heavy rain. They are pressing
close upon the retreating enemy
and are meeting strong machine
gun resistance from the German
rear guards.
The Germans are reported to
have besrun a new retreat north-
cast of Verdun, fleeing toward
Briey, the center of the great'
French iron basin, twenty-six
miles northeast- of Verdun and
twelve miles northwest of Mctz.
Between AVadelincourt, a mile
south of Sedan, and the "Woevre
forest, there was great artillery
and machine gun action through
out the night. The French now
hold the Sedan station.
By United Press.
American forces on the Sedan
front advanced thirty miles in
eight days, General March said
today in his weekly conference
with the correspondents. In a
brief summary of the military sit
uation, he said the Germans now
have been deprived of all railroad
lines along the front. They hold
only lines radiating to the front,
which makes the shifting of troops
difficult. The Americans' advance
severed the Valenciennes-Metz
railway at Sedan.
The Allied advances pushed the
German front from a point thirty-six
miles from Paris to more
than 100 miles away, and have re
duced German occupation of
French territory from 10,000
square miles last July.to 2,500 to
dayl. "puring the week," said
March, "dispatches have indicat
ed that American soldiers sire in
Belgium working with the forces
Hj United Press.
PARIS, Nov. 9. The French re
sumed their advance on the whole
front this morning. It was announced
by the War Office.
"During the night, there was artil
lery and machine gun action at sev
eral points on the front," the commun
ique said.
Header anil Impersonator Hires Pro
Gram for Girls.
Mis Hazel Dopheide. a reader aad
Impersonator with the White-Myers
Lyreum Course, is spending a few
days at Christian College. Her win
ter circuit takes her in six different
states but all engagements have been
emporarily called off because of
Spanish Influenza.
Miss Dopheide gave a short pro
cram of readings In the auditorium
last evening. "The Wild White Rose"
and a Canadian dialect selection were
among the most pleasing numbers.
Miss Dopheide is a graduate of the
expression department of Northwes
tern University. She has filled Chau
tauqua engagements for three years
and has contracts for a year ahead
i:h the White-Myers Company. Her
sister is a student at the College and
her mother is dormjtory hostess.
Their home Is in Palmyra, III.
City Health Authorities De
cide That Class Work
Can Be Resumed.
Class work will be resumed at all
the city ward schools, Columbia High
School and the University High
School Monday morning according
to the decision of the city board of
health at their meeting at 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The order does
not include the opening of the pic
ture shows and other places of pub
lic gathering.
The action of the board was based
en the opinion of the majority of Co
lumbia'physiclans that the influenza
situation is now under control enough
so that the opening of the schools
would not contribute to the spreading
of the disease. The schools were giv
en permission to open first because
precautionary measures can be taken
more easily there and the pupils can
be morfe easily regulated than the
members of a public gathering.
If the epidemic continues to de
cline, the churches, shows and other
public gatherings will be permitted
to open the week beginning Sunday,
November IS.
Close precautionary measures will
be taken in the schools to safeguard
the health of the children. If a child
shows the least tendency to illness in
the schoolroom, it will be sent home.
If the- situation calls for such action,
whole rooms may be dismissed, or
whole schools closed, according to the
decision of the board.
Influenza cases are decreasing in
the city. The hospital reported only
one .new case this morning, and of
the ten remaining cases now in the
hospital, none is serious.
Miss Fern Frohnen, one of the
nurses at the hospital, who has re
cently recovered from the influenza,
was discharged this afternoon. She
will go to her home in Kansas City.
"There have been no new cases of
influenza among the men for three
days," said Dr. Guy L. Noyes, yes
terday and there is not the slightest
doubt that, locally, influenza will
cease to be a factor In a few days.
"It will be a day or so before the
outbreak may come from the massing
of people down town yesterday, but
we all hope that no one was infect
ed this way."
No new cases were admitted "to
Head Hall hospital yesterday and only
one Thursday. There are no serious
cases at present although several have
beginning pneumonia.
Nine girls were discharged from
Read Hall hospital today and fifteen
remain. '
Seven girls Wednesday and two
Thursdav were discharged from Park
er Memorial Hospital after recovering )
from influenza. This leaves eight
A group of new assistants for nurs
ing at Read Hall were taken on yes
terday evening. The girls who have
been nursing this week were excused
from their University classes, but only
five days' leave was given.
Mrs. Louis Selbert yesterday em
phasized the importance of the con
valescent period of the influenza. She
says that unless great care is taken
during this time chronic heart and
lung trouble may result. The pa
tients are being dismissed from Read
Hall hospital at the beginning of this
convalescent period, and should stay
indoors for a few days, until their
respiration organs regain their
strength. The friends or relatives
of the returned patients should see
that they do not have too much com
pany, run up and down stairs, or in
any way excite themselves.
When Dealing With Conquered Ger
mans Saw Things Differently.
The negotiations (between the com
mander of the French armies and Gen
eral Von Moltke) were held at Don
chery during the night between Sep
tember 1 and 2. The Germans were
forced to consider that they must not
forego the advantage gained over so
powerful an enemy as France. When
it was remembered that the French
had regarded the victory of German
arms over other nationalties in the
light of an insult, any acts of untime
ly generosity might lead them to for
get their own defeat. The only course
n nursue was to insist upon the dis
armament and detention of the en-,
tire army, but officers were to be free i
on parole.
General Von Wimpffen declared it
impossible to accept such hard con
ditions. The negotiations were broken
off and the French officers returned to
Sedan at 1 o'clock. Before their de
parture they were given to under
stand that unless the terms were
agreed to by 9 o'clock the next morn
ing the bombardment would be re
newed. The capitulation was signed
by General Von Wimpffen on the
morning of the second, further re
sistance being obviously impossible.
For Columbia and VInrlnltj: Fair to
night and Nunday. Cooler tonight: lowest
temperature near tbe freezing point.
For Missouri: Pair tonight and Sunder.
Cooler tonight.
Weather Condition..
The unsettled and stormy weather It
leaving the country by way ot the Ike.
Precipitation of the past 24 hours extend
ed from Kastern Texas northejit to Mich
igan. Clear and somewhat cooler weath
er hai oerpread the Plains aiid Missis
sippi Valley.
Freezing condition olitaln In most of
the Plaint and Nortbnot hut no severe
neathcr Is In sight.
The low pressure waves are moving east
ward iilwifr the northern paths, while the
high pressure waves are traveling along
the southern routes. So lung as these
movi-ments keep up there Is no severe
weather for the middle and northern sec
tions of the United States, although teui
ler.Uures go rather low In the far South
for those latitudes. Mostly fair weather
with about normal teniiperatures are In
dicated for Columbia for the next two
or three days.
Local Data.
The highest temierature in Columbia
yesterday was 5S; and the lowest last
night was 40. Italnfall O.dO. Itelatlve hu
midity noon yesterday was til! kt cent.
A jear ago yesterday the hlghe-st tempera
ture was T2 ami the lowest was 40. nalii
rull 0.OO.
Sun rose today, C,:4fi a. m. Sun sets
4:.VJ . in. Moon sets "Jill p. m.
Odcii Air Meetings to
- Held AW Day Long
in City.
Senator Wilfley to Talk
Band Music and Sing
ing on Program.
Outdoor meetings, with band music,
soldier fingers and college girl chor
uses, will let Columbia know tomor
row that the United War Work cam
paign has started.
The meetings will be held at nine
corners in the city at intervals
throughout the day. Senator Xeno
phon P. Wilfley will speak at five of
these open-air meetings.
The nine corners have been desig
nated as "rallying places," in tomor
row's one-day canvass ot the city.
They will be used Instead of the In
door meetings that would ordinarily
be held. The speakers and musi
cians will go from one to another,
keeping --up- the interest throughout
the day.
Boy Scouts will take part in the
day's doings. They have been asked
to meet at 8:30 a. m. at the United
War Work headquarters, which has
been moved to 1003 Broadway.
Home Guards will stop automobiles
and give the occupants an opportunity
to subscribe.
Following are the rallying places:
Senator Wilfley will speak at 11 a.
m. at the first and at the next four
at half-hour intervals, beginning at
2 p. m. Other speakers will talk at
the other places.
Fifth street and Broadway.
Wilkes boulevard and Eighth street.
College avenue and Broadway.
Wilson (Reiser) avenue aui Col
lege avenue.
Conley avenue and Missouri ave
nue. Broadway and Glenwood avenue.
Jefferson avenue and Sexton road.
Fifth street and Hickman avenue.
Rogers street and Range Line.
Although the campaign does not op
en until tomorrow, volunteer sub
scription are already coming in.
Sturgeon raised $600, or practically
two-thirds of its quota, yesterday. The
money was given in ?50 and $25 lots
following an address by William H.
Danforth, who spoke in Columbia ear
lier in the day.
Vocational Soldiers Transferred.
Five men from the vocational sec
tion of the S. A. T. C. were trans
ferred to other camps today. Privates
Jesse Rose, John McElhinney, and
Brentz Fcltz left for Camp Cralne;
Prlvale Edgar Schwertfeger left for
Camp Metuchen, N. J., and Private
Gocdriche Fisher departed for Camp
Meade. Md.
Soldiers ("he to War Fund.
Rivalry between the companies of
the S. A. T. C. is finding expression
at present in the campaign for the
United War Work Fund. The Third
and Fourth companies were leading
the regiment yesterday afternoon with
between $1,000 and $1,200 given by
the men in each company.
Redmond S. Cole a Judge.
Dr. J. B. Cole today received word
that his son, Redmond S. Cole, had
been elected district judge of Tulsa
and Pawnee counties in Oklahoma.
This includes the city of Tulsa.
China Wants Klau Chau.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. China will
ask that the Japanese evacuate Kiau
Chau. an authorative disclosure here
today indicated.
Jlr. and .Mrs. Forbis to St Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Forbis. who have
been living at 109 Hitt street, went
to St. Louis today, where Mr. Forbis
is employed with the Hessing Con
struction Company.
Council Passes Ordinance Providing
Its Establishment and Maintenance.
The City Emergency Hospital,
which was established early this fall
when the epidemic of typhoid oc
curred in Columbia, received official
sanction for its existence last night
when the City Council passed an or
dinance providing for the establish
ment, management, maintenance and
cperatiou of a city emergency hos-
pltal. The ordinance repeals all oth
er ordinances In conflict with its
A hospital committee composed of
three members of the City Council,
the presiding judge of the county
court and the city physician has sup
ervision over the hospital and all reg
ulations' regarding fees, charges and
conduct of the enterprise. The com
mittee also has supervision over all
disbursements incurred in the opera
tion or the hospital.
The ordinance provides for the em
ployment of a superintendent for the
hospital who shall be either a trained
nurse or a physician, at a salary
fixed by the committee. The super
intendent is to be appointed by the
mayor and confirmed by the City
One ward in the hospital is provid
ed for charity patients The admis
sion of charity patients is to be ap
proved by the hospital committee.
German Reply to Foch's
Armistice Terms Not
Yet Received.
By United Tress.
PARIS, Nov. 9 (4:20 p. m.).
No word had been received at the
time of cabling this as to the re
turn of the German courier from
the grand headquarters at Spa,
who is expected to bring the Ger
man reply to Marshal Foch's ar
mistice terms.
The roads are known to be un
usually bad, bridges have been
blown up and tbe highways have
been turned to mud by the rains.
Bolshevik War Minister Is
Reported to Be Out
of Office.
By United Press.
ZURICH, Nov. 9. Leon Trotzky.
war minister and former foreign min
ister of the Russian Bolshevik gov
ernment, has resigned, according to
a dispatch today from Helsingfors. M.
Skarhsky is reported to have suc
ceeded him.
Twelve thousand counter-revolutionists
from Pskov are reported to
be marching on Petrograd.
Slade Kendrick Writes of Experiences
at Front.
"You will interested in knowing
that at some time and some place I
have been a patrol in No Man's Land,"
writes Slade Kendrick, University
graduate, now with the 356th Infantry
in France.
"It was very interesting up there,'
he continues, "and not very danger
ous, for Fritz didn't have much spir
it. The night I was a patrol we la
in front of the German trench for
two hours but they wouldn't come out.
They contented themselves with a few
wild shots."
"Just before coming up here to
the front I was detailed to help at
a Salvation Army hut for a week.
They certainly do a lot for the sol
diers. They bake cakes and dough
nuts, and besides that, they run a
canteen where the prices are most
"I have found France very inter
esting and very beautiful. The roils
are unexcelled. Constructed of rock,
they wind through the country in ev
ery' direction, often between long
avenues of trees. The woods are
beautiful and in an abundance that
one would not dream of as possible In
a country so very, very old. The cus
toms ore also very Interesting. The
farmers in this part of France live in
villages. They pile their plows, wood,
and straw in the street right in front
of the doors. The stables are often
in the same building that the family
Three to (Jo to Jefferson Barracks.
The local draft board has received
a call for three white men in group
C. physically qualified for special or
limited service, to entrain for Jeffer
son Barracks in the three-day period
beginning November 23.
Crown Prince Also Makes Up Mind to Renounce
His Claim to the Throne, Says Dispatch Re
ceived at London Assembly Planned to De
cide Form of Government for the Nation.
Revolutionists Said to Have Blocked Kiel Canal
and to Control Hamburg, Cuxhaven and
Lubeck Dresden Seized, Bavarian Republic
Declared, Rioting in Essen, Say Reports.
By United Press.
LONDON, Nov. 9. The official Berlin wireless states that the
kaiser has decided to abdicate and the crown prince to renounce his
claim to the throne.
(The German official wireless is the accredited means of the Ger
man government for spreading news broadcast to the world, and it
was sent out from the wireless station at Nauen.)
By United Press.
LONDON, Nov. 9 (British Admiralty Wireless). A German
wireless message the afternoon of November 9 states :
"The German imperial chancellor, Prince Max of Baden, has is
sued the following declaration:
" 'The kaiser and king has decided to renounce the throne. "
" 'The imperial chancellor will remain in office until questions
concerned with the abdication of the kaiser and the renouncing byj
the crown prince of the throne of the German Empire and of Prusi
sia and the setting up of a regency have been settled.
" 'For the regency he intends to appoint Deputy Ebert imperial
chancellor and he proposes that a bill shall be brought in to estab
lish a law for the immediate promulgation of general suffrage and,
for the constitution of a German national assembly, which will settle
finally the future form of the government of the German nation and
of those peoples which might be desirous of coming within the cm-
" 'Berlin, November 9, 1918,
(Signed) - " 'The Imperial Chancellor, Prince Max of Baden.' "
By United Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 9. The British Admiralty wireless office here
today confirms the Berlin wireless report that the kaiser has decided
to abdicate, and publishes a circumstantial story of Chancellor Max
imilian's announcement to this effect.
By United Press.
THE HAGUE. Nov. 9. Unconfirmed reports received here today
say that insurugents have seized Merlin, setting fire to the PostofTiee.
nl city ball.
By United Press.
LOXDOX, Nov. 0. Practically all of Germany is reported to be
seething with revolt.
Dispatches received here today indicate that important cities
in all parts of the Empire are in the hands of the revolutionists.
Following reports that the council of workmen and peasants in
.Munich had declared Bavaria a republic, it was announced revolu
tionists are believed to have seized Dresden, the capital of Saxony.
A dispatch from Stuttgart, the capital of AVurtemburg, said the cab
inet of that state had resigned.
Riots are reported in Essen, the seat of the great Krupp gun
By United Press.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 9. The workmen's and soldier's council
has blocked the Kiel canal by throwing warships lengthwise across
it, according to dispatches received here today.
The revolutionists are reported to dominate completely the cities
of Hamburg, Cuxhaven and Lubeck.
Social Democrats Won't Resign.
By Uulted Press.
LONDON, Nov. 9. The Social Dem
ocrats have decided not to resign
from the German" government pend
ing decision as to the armistice, ac
cording to a wireless dispatch from
Berlin today.
(A previous .dispatch announced
that the Social Democrats intended
to leave the government.)
Reads U Berlin Blocked.
ftp T'nltiwl Ir
AMSTERDAM. Nov. 9. AH rail-t
road communications to Berlin have
been stopped. All roads in the neigh
borhood of Berlin are being guarded
by military authorities. Strong pa
trols are stationed in the streets of
the city day and night.
As a result of a strike at the Krupp
works, 73.000 workmen are idle.
Kaiser Mar Walt on ArmNtlcc.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 9. The Berlin
Socialists have conceded to the kaiser
the privilege of waiting until the ar
mistice Is signed to abdicate, it was
stated today. It was stated that the
information had reached Berne
through official German channels.
Asks Prince 3Iax to Walt.
By United Press.
AMSTERDAM. Nov. 9. The kaiser
today telegraphed Prince Max ask
ing him to remain as chancellor until
the kaiser made up his mind regard-
ing abdication, says a dispatch re
ceived here.
Field Marshal Hindenburg has de
cided to resign In the event of the
kaUer's abdication.
A dispatch from Zurich to Paris
purports to affirm that Prince Max
has resigned.
Llehtlni? Better on Mississippi for
Safer Operation of New Fleet
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 9. The first barge
of the permanent fleet in the Missis
sippiWarrior waterways probably
will be delivered Nov. 15. according
to James E. Smith, president of the
Mississippi Valley Waterways asso
ciation, who has Just returned from
The temporary equipment which
was used In the inauguration of the
government river service will be re
placed as early as possible.
The Department of Commerce, un
der a promise from Secretary Red
field, Immediately will begin arrange
ments for better lighting on the low
er Mississippi channel to make safer
and quicker the operation of the new
fleet. CnlTentltr Schools to Open.
Prof. J. L. Meriam announced today
that the University High School and
the Elementary School would open
Monday, along with the city schools,
after having been closed by the In
fluenza ban.
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