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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY,' JUNE 28; 1919.
ENDED BY SIGNING
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pf 3, when M. Martin, the master of
fceremonjes. directed that they be
JUreeted to the Hall of Mirrors.
Germans Last to Enter.
The German delegates were last to
eater the hall. Following their en
trance came the German journalists,
eho were conducted to seats in the
fear of the press section.
Premier Clemenceau opened, the
The pen to sign the document was
of gold. It was made by an Alsatian.
Boldier. On the holder was engraved
the images of an Alsatian church
tower, a bewhlskercd poilu. and a
flying arrow, inscribed "June 28,
The last nrelimlnary to the sign
ing of the treaty was accomplished
when the allied creaennai commune
received the credentials of the Ger
hnan delegates and tendered their own
Included In the distinguished guests
taction were the four war premiers
if France who preceded Clemenceau
-Vlvianl, RIbot, Briand, and Fain
ieve. President Poincare absented
oimself for constitutional reasons,
sending the seats reserved for him
pclf to his former associates.
Wireless Sends Peace News.
Immediately after the first signa
ture was attached, the wireless on
Siffel tower flung the news to the
World. It was picked up by every
wireless station in Europe and sa
luted by salvos of artillery at every
There was little of the world-wide
oy and" exuberance evidenced by the
man who set around the peace table.
In the past It has been customary to
exchange felicitations with the enemy
delegations. Nothing of the sort was
It was generally accepted that the
German national assembly will ratify
the treaty at once in order that the
nation may get back to a peace basis
and endeavor to build up its economic
Mueller Henda Signers.
The German delegation which will
&ign the peace treaty arrived at Var
fatUes early this morning. It con
risted of Foreign Minister Mueller
and Colonial Minister Bell. They
tvere accompanied by a small staff of
Every preparation has been com-
fleted for the ceremony to begin In
he palace at 3 oclock this afternoon.
It is expected to last at least three
hours. The sixty-five allied delegates
vill sign first, with the Germans fol
lowing. In addition to the treaty
proper, the convention governing ad
ministration of the left bank of the
"Rhine and the protocol of June 21,
Interpreting the provisions will be
No Change In Treaty.
TheiGenaans expressed fear the
treaty tp be signed might contain
frariatlpns from, the original, it was
earned today. Secretary Dutasta, of
the peace conference, thereupon de
livered to Secretary Von Haniel. of the
German delegation, a letter signed by
Premier Clemenceau, guaranteeing
the copy signed today would not vary
from the text handed to Count Brock-dorff-Rantzau,
former head of the
Envoy Sleep Late.
An official of the French foreign
office obtained the German creden
tials at 9 a. m. and took them to the.
Qual D'Orsay for examination, where
they "were approved. Dr. Herman
Mueller and Dr. Johannes Bell, the
German signers, were still in bed at
German threats not to live up to
the treaty stipulations regarding the
eastern boundary have been met by
the big three with instructions to
the supreme war council to take up
consideration of the problem of get
ting munitions and war materials to
the Polish army. Colonel House, MI1
jier. Sir John Simon. Signor Crespi,
and Viscount Chinda, have been ap
pointed a special committee to draw
up model mandatories
Austrian Treaty Finished.
The question of Austrian repara
tions has been completed and the re
mainder of the Austrian treaty is ex
pected to be presented at St. Germain
At the eastern end of the hall,
where the ceremony will take place,
Are salons, the Salon De Paix, and the
Salon De Guerre. The Salon De Paix
was reserved for distinguished visi
tors, seating about 300. The Salon De
Guerre was for the press, and had
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This is "the day," but how differently the stage is set The
historic Versailles is the scene, just as it was forty-nine years ago
when Bismarck dictated his terms to stricken France. Today the
Germans, still defiant, but shorn of their domination and power, ap
proached the dias and affixed their signature to the terms of peace
read some days ago by Clemenceau, president of the allied dele
gates. The photographs show the situation then and now. Both pic
ture the historic scenes when the terms of peace were dictated
by the victors in the respective wars.
The upper photograph, from the painting by Wagner, shows
Chancellor Bismarck, founder of the German empire, making his
crushing demands of France in 1870, France being represented
by Jules Favre and Thiers, who are completely crushed by the
The lower photograph shows Premier Clemenceau reading the
allied terms to the German peace delegates. It is interesting to
note that the famed Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, where the
Germans signed the peace treaty, is the same hall where King
William of Prussia was proclaimed Emperor of Germany.
seats for sixty Americans, fifty Brit
ish, sixty French, forty Italians,
twntv-flve Jananese. fifteen Ger
mans, seventy from smaller powers,
and twenty from neutral nations. In
this salon special American telephone
and telegraph lines were Installed,
over which news of the signing could
be flashed to the cable office.
Prominent seats in the visitors
Bntinn have been reserved for Mrs.
"Wilson and for Miss Margaret "Wil
son. . .
Tir Mueller has ordered a special
train to be ready- to start for Berlin
Will Keep Faith,
VERSAILLES, June 2S. Foreign
Minister Mueller and Colonial Minis
ter Bell, German signatories of the
treaty, today made the following
"We are signing without mental
reservation. "What we are signing
will be carried out. The German peo
ple will use every means to meet the"
"W believe the entente will. In Its
own interests, find it necessary to
change some of the terms, or they
will see the treaty Is Impossible of
"We believe the entente will not
insist on delivery or the 'Kaiser and
other high officers.
"The central government will not
assist in any attack on Poland.
"Germany will make every effort
to provfe herself worthy to enter the
League of Nations."
OFFERS $20,000 FOR SEAT.
PARIS, June 28 A member of the
Travelers' Club offered ?20.000 today
for a seat in the Hall of Mirrors,
where the peace treaty is to be
Make your money "work or fiKht."
If It Is not flphtlnrc for jou In the
Industrial field, pat It to vrork In
War Savings Stamp
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21-Gun Salute by
Navy Greets Peace
Vl KM. CAAVA .T Ta.lAlB VtAAf.Al
the news of the signing of the treaty, I
he flashed the following message to I
every American naval vessel In all
parts of the world-
"The signing, of the treaty of peace
at Versailles ushers In the best day
In the history of the. world since the
angels sang In Bethlehe.m 'Glory to
God In the highest and on earth
peace, good will toward men.'
"We are living in the fulfillment
of that prophesy. As a republic we
are grateful to have borne a part In
making straight and plain the path
of permanent peace with justice to
"Upon the receipt of the news of
signing of the treaty, the most Im
portant document In the history of
the world, every ship and shore sta
tion will Are a salute of twenty-one
guns, with national ensigns at each
At Treaty Signing
At the White House, when the news
was flashed that the treaty had been
signed Secretary Tumulty congratu
lated the White House employes and
President's statement is one of the
best he has ever made. It is a
At the State Department officials
were running from room to room
waiting for the flash of the signing
of the treaty When at last it did
come, newspaper men flocked Into
the office of Assistant Secretary of
"She's signed," yelled one of ihc
officials, as he distributed copies of
the first flash.
Thanks for Peace,
Says Polk Cable
Acting Secretary of State Polk
cabled the following message of con
gratulations to the President, when
he received news of the signing:
"Permit me to offer my heartfelt
congratulations on the completion of
your great work. The American peo
ple will be ever nroud of what you
I did as their representative for the
peace of the world."
THEODORE SHONTS LOW.
NEW YORK, June 28. The condi
tion of Theodore P Shonts, president
of the Interborough Rapid Transit
Company, who was operated on last
Sunday for pleurisy, was unchanged
today. His physician. Dr. J. B. Squler,
said that following a relapse yester
day, Shonts was a very sick man.
BIG DOINGS ! !
Stay in Washington
HERE IS THE UH
Jnly 28 Anstrin-tHungary de
clared war on Serbia.
July 20 Austrian began hos-
August 1 Germany declared
vrnr on Russia.
August 3 Germany declare
war on France.
August 4 Great Britain de
clared war on Germany. Germany
declared war on Belgium. Presi
dent Wilson Issued neutrality
August 6 Austria-Hungary de
clared war on Ruftstn.
August 15 Liege fell.
August 23 Japan declared war
September 5 Batttle of Marne
October 20 Turkey declared
war on Russia. '
May 7 Xjusltanla torpedoed.
May 23 Italy declared war on
October 1 Bulgaria declared
war on Serbia.
. February SI. Germans attacked
May 31. Battle of Jutland.
December 6 Germans captured
January 31 Germans proclaim
ed unrestricted submarine war
fare. February 3 Wilson severed
diplomatic relations with Ger
many. February 2!5 Ijneonln torpedoed.
April 2 Wilson read war mem
sage to Congress.
April 4 Senate passed war res
olution. April 6 House pnssed and Wil
son signed war resolution.
April 14 House passed 87,000
000,000 irar revenue bill.
June 8 Pershing arrived In
June 26 First American regu
lars arrived in Franc.
October 2G First Americans en
November 7 Kerensky deposed.
December 8 British, captured
December 12 WIlon Issued war
proclamation against Austria
March 3 Brest-Lltxrralc treaty
March 21 Great German offen
sive began between Arras and La
fere. May 6 Bucharest treaty signed.
May 27 Germans began Sols-sons-Rbelm
Slay 28 Americans took Can
tlgny. June C Americans smashed
Germans at Chateau-Thierry,
turning point of war.
June 11 Americans captured
June 23 Austrian driven across
July 15, la, 17 German "peace"
July 18 Allies began counter
offensive. August 4 Americans took:
August 25 Allies smashed Hln
September 12 Americans re
duced St. Mlhlel salient.
September 30 Bulgarians quit
October 31 Austrian routed.
November 1 Turkey granted
November 2 Pershing started
Argon ne offensive.
November 3 Austrians signed
November 11 Germans signed
3-1LE CHASE ENDS
After a chase of three miles early
this morning. Motorcycle Policemen
Boyle and Barteman of the Tenth
precinct, arrested three negroes in an
automobile at Seventh street and
Florida avenue northwest, on a
charge of violating the bone-dry law.
Revolvers were found on two of the
negroes, the police say, and an addi
tional charge of carrying concealed
weapons was preferred against two
The negroes described themselvrs
as James E. Thomas, 216 Third street
northwest; Thomas Harris, 457 Ktn-?3
court, and Joseph Palmer. 209 Four-and-a-half
street southwest. Harris
and Palmer, the police say, carried re
volvers and were charged with carry
ing conecaled weapons. A third re
volver and a quantity of whiskey
was found in the auto, the police ay.
Thorns, who is said to have been
driving the machine when arrest-id,
was charged with speeding and driv
ing without an operator's permit.
AT M. E CENTENARY
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 28. From a
height of 300 feet above an immense
crowd at the Methodist centenary
celebration here Dr. Edward Soper de
livered a sermon through a mega
phone from the decks of the big army
dirigible A-4, which came here from
Akron under command of Major Clar
ence Maranville. Dr. Soper's voice
could be heard distinctly. The sermon
was about 300 woids in length.
BASLE, June 28. Eight Germans
have been shot by British sentries
guarding the frontier, according to a
dispatch reaching here today. The
Germans refused to halt at the Ben
tries' order and attefnpted night, said
a despatch. -S
IN BOOZE ARREST
SERMON F I KY
8 GERMANS SHOT
SEES EMPIRE DIE
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been heard in the intimate apartments
of the kings and queens of France
indeed, in the very room where Marie
Antoinette, in 1789, heard 'the, Paris
mob from without shrieking for her
blood, and in the room also of the
beautiful and artful Madame de Main
tenon, who, earlier, was practically
mistress of France.
These were symbols of mechanical
changes brought about by time and
the untrammeled opportunity of a
people in another land to develop
their natural Instincts and inclina
tions freely the same people to
whom Lafayette was sent, and by
whose unselfish aid in the cause of
human liberty the king who ac
quiesced in his going selfishly be
lieved he might overturn the balance
abroad and make himself absolute
master of Europe.
But the seed Lafayette sowed was
not the seed of empire, apd today the
newspaper correspondents of the va
rious countries, and not the Intriguers
of royalty, are working against time
In the great hall of the battles
Galerle des Batailles next in Im
portance to the Hall of Mirrors itself,
in their effort to- acquaint the peo
ple of the world with the facts at
tending Ufe deliberations of their
One of the great paintings these
men are looking upon above and over
the frame of their typewriters is
that commemorating the British sur
render at Torktown. Others are pic
tures of fetes of arms at Lille, De
naln and Dunkirk, which recall
names immortalized In the war just
closed. Thus the work of the living
is mingled with the work of a dead
past, and thus, also, is it Impressed
firmly upon the German delegates
themselves that men's minds had
changed long before the Inception of
the world war; that they no longer
dwelt In centuries forgotten, and
that, possibly with the exception of
the ex-Kaiser and those who im-J
mediately surrounded him, no thought
of erecting a statue, such as the sub
jects of old Louis once did, represent
ing him enthroned with conquered
nations In chains at his feet, would
at 'this day be seriously considered
outside the royal realm of the movies.
It Is, Indeed, a new world that has
arisen from the very threshold of the
old from innermost chambers once
consecrated to the whispers of Im
perial intrigue, and the peacefulness
and quietude of- it is probably what
depresses one now at Versailles.
But from the placards in front of
the theater adjoining the Hotel de
Reservoirs there comes a note of
hope. It is a simple advertisement,
printed In French and referring to
an American cinema actor, whose
abilities as an entertainer will soon
be seen on the Versailles screen in
"Une Aventure au Far West!"
AUTO TRUCKS PASS
IN AVENUE REVIEW
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ed as the parade moved along its
route the difficulties of their trade
upder battle conditions.
Real gas bombs, guaranteed by the
chemical, warfare service to make
any human being scurry for shelter,
were exploded directly In front of the
truck repair shop, and the soldiers,
quickly donning their gas masks,
continued their repair work with but
a slight -interruption.
The army's trans-continental truck
train, which will start on its cross
country 3,200-mile trail early next
month, was another attraction in this
section in which the spectators took
the. keenest interest.
The train is completely self-supporting
and will carry on Its trip
overland all the supplies needed to
take care of men and trucks without
resorting to drawing from a base.
For this purpose, engineers and men
from the medical department are In
cluded In the personnel of the convoy,
while detachments fro mthe artillery
and air service are attached as ob
servers. "Bocae" Trucks There.
Two trucks which looked rather
out of place and forlorn among Uncle
Sam's spic and span specimens were
a couple of "Boche" trucks which the
enemy turned over to the army of
occupation at Coblenz this year.
One if the trucks was the "Audla"
type, used by the German army to
carry troops quickly from one point
of the line to another. The other
exhibit from Germany was an ambu
lance mounted on a one-tone N. A. C
chassis, the sort the German army
used during the war to evacuate the
wounded from points In rear of the
Competition was high among the
entries for the prizes which are to
be awarded the best floats, and the
men from the Motor Transport Corps
were wagering freely with the
drivers of floats representing various
private truck manufacturers. The
floats entered by the Government
were interestingly arranged to show
the various schools In which the army
trains young men to become expert
at some trade, while thoser entered by
the manufacturers were mainly com
peting for the prize which will be
given the truck displaying the best
slogan or catch word advocating the
use of motor trucks in the owner's
line of business.
One of the competitions was for
the entry which received the greatest
applause from the curb-stone audi
ence. Many drivers of trucks smiled
happily when their particular exhibit
brought cheers from the crowd.
Up to the very last minute allowed
before the time set for starting, the
drivers of the different entries were
busily polishing up their machines
and putting them in tip-top condi
M. Linnard, President of the California
Company, is pleased to announce that
Gilaniic City s Newest and TTlost Distinctive Jbtel
which has just been opened, enjoys
the same capable management that has
led Americans to appreciate the un
usual refinements of service at the
famous Hotels Maryland, Green and
Huntington at Pasadena, the Hotel
Fairmont and Palace Hotel, at San
Francisco, the Belvedere at Santa Bar
bara, the Alexandria and California at
Los Angeles. The Ambassador is on
the Board Walk, yet located in the
quiet, exclusive Chelsea residential
district. Spacious solarium, breeze
swept loun&infc porches, inviting ter
tion for the parade. Their keenness
and Interest in the competition has
been fostered by the promise that all
prize awards will Include the drivers
as well as the owners of the entries.
The prizes, considerably more than
$500, have been offered by the Wash
ington Automotive Trade Association
and various Washington newspapers.
The prize list follows:
For the exhibit on truck or float
drawn by motor truck best arranged
to advertise the owner's business.
business principle or motto; for the-J
best decorated motor truck; to the
owner having the greatest number of
trucks In line; to the truck display
ing the best slogan or catch phrase
advocating the use of motor trucks in
the owner's line of business; to the
driver of United States Government
owned truck carrying the most inter
esting exhibit; to the driver of truck
in service of the District of Columbia
carrying the most Interesting exhibit;
for the truck creating the most en
thusiasm, comment' or amusement.
The route followed by the par
ade was from the Peace Monu
ment to the Treasury, and around the
rear of this building, coming out on
Pennsylvania avenue between the
White House and the Treasury. Con
tinuing up the Avenue, the parade
turned at Washington Circle, com
ing back down K street as far as
Seventh street; where It turned
south to G street. The line of the
parade followed G street to Thir
teenth, turned south again to F street
aqd follows this street out to Fifth
street, where the parade disbanded.
Judges of Parade.
Those who wero In the Judges
stand to decide the winners were 'the
District Commissioners, Walter A.
Brown, president of the Board of
Trade; Col. R. N. Harper, president of
the Chamber of Commerce; Joseph A.
Berbericb, president of the Merchants'
and Manufacturers' Association; Ro
land S. Robblns, president of the Ro
tary Club; J. A. Whitfield, president
of the City Club, and J. J. Boobar,
president of the Kiwanis Club.
Various members of the motor
truck committee of the Washington
Automotive Trade Association sta
tioned near the Peace Monument di
rected the entrants to their assigned
places of gathering for the parade.
All entries were in their proper places
before 12 o'clock, the twenty-two di
visions assembling as follows t
Appointed Starting Places.
1 PolIce Peace Monument.
2 General Drake Peace Monu
ment. 3 Band wagon Peace Monument.
4 Motor transport corps South
side Maryland avenue, from Garfield
statue to Third street, down Third
street on east side headed north.
5 Coal trucks West side Third
street, facing north.
6 City postoff ice North side
Maryland avenue, from Garfield
statue to Third street, facing east.
7 Meat packers North side Mary
land avenue, from middle of block, be
tween Second and Third streets, fac
8 Marin corps North side of
Maryland avenue, between Second and
Third streets, near Third street, fac
0 Contract or heavy hauling
North side of Maryland avenue, from
The Formal Opening
Saturday, June 21
Was a brilliant social event
The Ambassador first opened
for guests on Monday,
races, dininfc rooms overlooking the
ocean; bifc, restful sleeping rooms;
every bath with both fresh and salt
water. The Ambassador, costing more
than $3,000,000, is a complete expres
sion of all that is best in a residential
The Amba&sador appeals to a select
clientele. Reservations by mail and
wire receive personal attention.
An all-year hotel located in the choicest
spot of America's most famous seaside
Third to Four-and-a-half street fac
10 Aviation searchlight North
side of Maryland avenue, at Sixth
street, between Four-and-a-half and
Sixth streets, facing east
11 Oil companies South side of
Maryland avenue, at Four-and-a-half
street, facing east.
12 Silver Spring f lro department
South side of Maryland 'avenue, bo
tween Four-and-a-half and Sixth
streets, facing east.
13. Band wagon South aldo of
Maryland avenue, between Four-and-a-half
and Sixth streets, facing east.
14 Express companies North side
of Maryland attne, between Four-
and-a-Half and Sixth streets, facing
15 Army motor repair Blt south
side of Maryland avenue, at Sixth
street, facing east.
16 Motor truck dealers of Wash
ington Third street, between Penn- 1
sylvanla avenue and Maryland ave-
nue. both sides of street, facing south.
17 Postofflce Department Tnlrd
street, between Pennsylvania avenue
and Missouri avenue, west side, lacing
18 Automobile tire and accessories
Both sides Missouri avenue, facing
east, between Third and Four-and-a-Half
BRUSSELS, June 2a No public
gambling will be allowed either at
Ostend or at Spa this summer, says a
copyright dispatch to the New York
The Chamber of Deputies, by a vote
of 81 to 41. has decided against abro-
gating the law which forbids the ex-
ploltatlon of games of chance.
YOUTHFUL JAIL BREAKER
IS FREED IN ROCKVILLE
ROCKVILLE. Md, Juns It. Paul
Frazler, the nineteen-year-old Wash
ington youth, who, with a companion.
Raymond Frazler, attempted to break
Jail here at an early hour tha morn
ing of June 19, and succeeded 'n
reaching the roof, where both wn
caught, pleaded guilty before Judg
W. Frank Gaither In the police coor
here to a charge of breaking JalL
In view of the fact that the boy
was in jail on a trivial charge, an'l
because the Judge believed that the
other Frazler was largely responsi
ble for the boy's attempt to gIn h.
freedom, sentence was suspended ar.U
his discharge ordered. Frazler rt
turned to his homo In Washington
WOMEN OTJTVOTE JWTSIT.
LONDON, June 28. Two hundred
and sixty-two women and six or
voted in a Portland. England, munic'
pal election for which there were
two women candidates.
AR GAMBUNG AT
OSTEND AND PA