Berne, October 14 - Respecting Germany's reply to the United States, Berline advices say that the great importance of the matter made it necessary to submit the document to the great Reichstag Committee and to the Bundesrat before it was dispatched to the United States.
The news that the German reply was written in an accomodating spirit has made a great impression everywhere, it added.
Paris, October 14 - The tendency is remarked in certain German circles, says a dispatch from Geneva to the Temps, to represent the eventual fall of Emperor William as a concession which the Germans would be disposed to allow to the Allies if they demanded it.
Such talk appears, above all, the message adds, to be an attempt to bring about an event which many Germans judge to be inevitable and even desirable.
Washington, October 14 - Regulations englarging the powers of national banks to make loans secured by Liberty Bonds of certificates of indebtedness were issued by Comptroller of the Currency Williams, putting into effect recent legislation exempting loans secured by government war securities from former limitations.
London, October 14 - "Do not forget that while asking for peace Germany is perpetrating the most cowardly crimes," declared Secretary Balfour in addressing a luncheon of American editors. Balfour characterized the sinking of the Leinster as "barbarism."
"They were brutes before the war and will remain brutes," he said. "The alleged change in their constitution has not changed their hearts."
Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 14 - One hundred and thirty six Harvard men have been killed in action in the war, and 6,200 of 37,000 living Harvard graduates are in the army or navy, according to statistics made public by the university.
Washington, October 14 - Prince Eitel is prominently mentioned in Germany as successor to the throne in case the Kaiser abdicates diplomatic cables declare.
Washington, October 14 - General army orders published place all officers in continental United States below the grade of Brigadier General under an efficiency rating system for assingments and promotions.
Knoxville, Tennessee, October 14 - Baroness Iome W. Zollner of New York, whose husband is said to be an officer in the Austrian army, has been ordered interned at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, for the period of the war. She is now in custody in New York and will be brought South when the influenza epidemic subsides. Baroness Zollner recently was tried here on an espionage charge, but was released on parole. The district attorney announced that violation of the parole had caused the order for her internment.
Washington, October 14 - American troops sent overseas have passed the 1,900,000 mark, General March announced, coupling his statement with an urgent appeal to the country to support the Fourth Liberty Loan. "The present is no time to hang back," General March said, "for the maximum resources of the nation in the men and money must be 'hurled at the Hun' to make victory certain, and the War department is preparing another 2,000,000 men to follow the first 2,000,000."