WEARY OF WAR
GERMANY APPEALS FOR A PLACE MOVEMENT. SERIOUS QUARREL WITH AUSTRIAN'S. Tlic Habile, N'ovemk'v 25. Although the German Press declares thai Germany ca.n bring 600.000 reserves into the. field without ma.king use of men undar 18 years and over 45 years of age, there are several indications that the Teuton officials are anxious for peace. Somi-officia-I attempts arc. being made to negGiiat-e, iirstv with one, and then with the other, of ihe allied forc-r-s. The German sections of the- peaui sock-lies are sending circulars to th-cir representative in Holln-nd and. other neutral commies, to initiate a p*a.cc movement* Thi! international Wohifahrt. (We If ax* Union', of Berlin, has made a, direct- appeal to inlluential IhU-oh newspapers by means of a printed circular enclosed in an open envelope, expressing the. wish tha:, all neutral countries t;.nd lovers of pea<-o work together and prepare the wa.y for ; mediation overtures to Ik> made by some I neutral Power, as, for instance, the United Stu-tes. It is considered remarkable that the circular should have reached its destination. If its. contents had been displeasing to the German censor, it never would have passed the- frontier. --Menaced by Invasion. — J In military and government circle* in Holland it is considered jikoly that Germany herself will soon open peace negotiations. The Government sees itself seriously menaced by invasion, and to have the •enc-mv march, into Germany will show th<3 people that they have been roiskci by the* Government as- to the trend of the war. It will also impair the authority of the Centra! Government and the cohesion of tha States in i'lk' empire. Germany will try to hold Belgium at- ail costs until the- peace livgotiaticns opened, as a basis of obtaining favorab;*-, i-.-ndition,- from tlu' Allies. A strong second line of defence has been prepared in Belgium. Roughly, it runs from Antw.--ip to Motis. A third lin-e is being prepared along the Meusa Rixvr. Placards Demand Peace.— London, November 23.- The Copenhagen correspondent of the 'Daily Mai]' says hj? learns from Berlin that placards are posted nightly in the. suburbs of the German capital demanding peace, and containing threat s. The police tear the porters down, but th.ey a-hvays appear the next night, and th-; authorities do not seem anxious to catch >ho. v ,offenders for fear of drawing further attention to the pea.ee agitation. —-Discussion at Breslau. —- " It is confirmed that serious dissensions have arisen l>etween the Germans and the says the 'Morning Post's' Petrograd correspondent. "A rtoriuy lOup.ci! mukr th-e presidency of Emperor William was held at, Breslan after fhi Herman flight from Poland. After mutual recriminations. Germany demanded thai, Austria send every available man to th-e. defence nf East Prussia, arguing thai th-ei"-wa.s no hope of savin:: the Austrian frontier from the. advancing hosts. The Austrian*, however, demanded that Germans mak-e a serious attempt to sav* Cracow. Moreover, this council meeting was preceded hv actual fighting bet.wwn Austrian and German troop? in the- retreat. The fighting, it is said, o'cennvd after a large body of anary Austrian. o Wt the G*.r-nia-ns ;md struck off on their own lino of ivtrrat, whereupon the Germans sent drtrichmonts 1o brine: then back. Both sidfs firci' shot,*. the A'lrtrinns bcina ovor-powe-j-ed. The Grvman explanation later was that thev exterminated mutinoxis troop.-."
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WEARY OF WAR, Evening Star, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915