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THE WASHINGTON TIMES SI'S DAY. JUNE 29, 1010.
PIS WILD- WITH
JOY ASJOE SIGNS
(Continued from First Pase.)
concerned, it lacked impressiveness.
yet Fever&l delegates were plainly
moved by the deepest emotions.
Clcmenceau. the veteran statesman
and fighter; Lloyd George, politician
and reconstructor; President Wilson
the diplomat, relaxed immediately as
the strain ended. The German dele
gates, very nervotfs . bowed with
some restraint and then left the pal
ace ahead of the others.
Great crowds" cheered madly as the
Teuton plenipotentaries took their
departure, their enthusiasm lncreas-
. ing and reaching its greatest volume
as the allied - representatives emerg
ed. As the result of an eleventh-hour
decision, the ceremony was robbed
of a major part of Its formalities
President Wilson was the first of
the allied representatives to sin, af
fixing his signature immediately after
Scene "Very IrapreMlr.
The scene during the signing of
the treaty was most impressive. The
majority of those present were plain
ly nervous. President ."Wilson and
Premier Lloyd George and Clemen
ceau plainly showed the great strain
they have been under.
The President's face was heavily
lined and he was whiter an more
ascitic looking' than usual.
Lloyd George's shock of white hair
outshown that of everyone present,
except Pederewski. As usual, the
British premier played with his eye
glasses, hanging fro ma broad black
ribbon. President Wilson kept turn
ing overa small, gold pencil, as he
narrowly watched the exchanges.
Premier CJemenceau sat deep in his
chair, half scowling as he swept the
room with glances from Tieneath his
bushy eyebrows. If anything, he
seemed thiner than ever. His hands
were Incased " in the usual white
The Italians were plainly nervous.
The Japanese, on the other hand,
were unperturbed and placidly gazed
at the beauties of the room, outward
ly unconcerned over the momentous
There were troops everywhere,
lending a picturesque touch of color
to the scene. Mrs. Wilson, wife of the
President, occupied a prominentsAt
in the front row of spectators. - "She
was attended by Admiral Grayson, the
The German delegates presented a
contrast in appe'arai . Dr. Mueller
plainly showed that r- had been la
boring under a great &.-ain and, had
a. drawn appearance. Dr. Bell, on
the other hand, was ph?-' pleased
that he had been selc -ti c of
the Ger nan delegate : "
WAR, 40 MINUTES
The Germans were forty
- years preparing for the war.
The treaty, ending their
'dream of world dominion,
was -signed in as many minutes.
treaty. He took a keen interest in
all that went on.
The skies, which had been overcast,
started to clear as the proceeding
opened.- The strains of music could
be faintly heard as Dr. Mueller signed
the treaty. Bands were massed in
the district and the strains came
through open windows.
As the allied commissioners stepped
out on to the terrace they were greet
ed with the bqomlng of guns. The
fountains in the park surrounding
the palace began to play, sending
thousands of sparkling jets into the
air. Several thousand civilians, de
lirious with joy, broke Into cheers.
Crowd Sweeps Barriers.
A portion of the crowd swept over
the police barriers and pelted the
delegates wijh flowers. The alljed
officials, temporarily penned in.
started to turn back toward the pal
ace. The crowd surged forward,
however, pushing the delegates the
full length of the terrace. There
the troops opened a way for them and
escorted them to their waiting auto
mobiles. The streets and court yards outside
the palace were brilliant with flags,
in long rows, flapping in the wind,
and with long ranks of soldiers be
hind whom were seas of happy, smil
In the hall of mirrors, the table
where the treaty was signed stood
within a few yards of the spot where
William, was crowned German em
peror and the German empire was pro
claimed. . .
At the Hotel Des Reservoirs the
Germans congregated in the court
yard, solemn, but declaring they now
must look to the future.
As the hour of signing approached,
the crowds fairly stormed the gates of
the palace. Wealthy Frenchmen were
reported offering $20,000 for tickets of
Array of Pens.
Two white quill pens and three amber-handled
gold pens lay on the
main signing table, which stood only
a few yards from where William I
was crowned and the German em
pire proclaimed. Quill pens also
were on two smaller tables nearby
and two gold pens and Ivory paper
cutters were at each delegate's place.
J The pen m itli which Clcmenceau
j .igmd iai presented b-tho people
of Alfa-o Lmr.-i.inp. It vas trold-
plated bionzo. endins: in an arrow-!
I In nd. In tho i-cntcr were two medal-
lionv one bearing;' tne image of "a '
! poilu m a field uniform and equip- '
j monl, the other the image of an Al
i rattan church tower.
The hall a: crowded. German ,
delegate.. Foreign Minister Mueller,
and Colonial Minister IScll entered
and took their scat at 3 OS o'clock.
Mueller was first to M?n, at 3:12. Bell
was next. President Wilton Mgn.ed at
3 14. then Premier Lloyd George, two
minutes later. Entire delegations
then signed in tins order.
I'nited States. Great Britain. France,
Italy, Japan, and the smaljcr powers.
Clemrneean Signs. j
Clemenceau came forward at the
I head of the French delegates, in a
sprightly manner, despite his great t
age. and with apparent enthusiasm
affixed his signature to the docu
ment, at 3:25.
The protocol establishing the fate
of the Rhineland was also signed,
as well as an agreement between tha
United States, -Great Britain, and
France, under which the United
(n case of an unprovoked assault by j
Germany- This was in treaty form
and must be submitted to the legis
lative bodies of the interested na
tions for ratification.
Hours before the time of signing,
vast crowds assembled in the streets
and open spaces about the palace at
Versailles. Ranks of troops wete
drawn up in the court yard where the
allied representatives left their
vehicles. Flags of the allied
and associated powers waved In the
sunlight. Seats for distinguished
visitors and for the press. In salons
adjoining the Hall of Mirrors filled
early. At times the throngs almost
stormed the gates. Wealthy French
men were reported offering ?20,000
for tickets of admission.
Immediately before the sessions
members of the big four were swamp
ed with requests for their auto
graphe. President Wilson and Ihe
others smilingly wrote vigorously
for several minutes on every scrap of
paper handed them. Absolute quiet
came at 3 o'clock, following hisses
for silence from all parts of the hall.
During the wait for the Germans,
Clemenceau showed President Wil
son exactly the route to be taken to
the signing table, pointing out the
way through the chairs.
The entrance of the Germans was
in silence except for the., rustling
caused by 'every one straining to sec
them. The Germans moved slowly to
ward their seats, bowed slightly, then
sat down. Clemenceau immediately
started speaking. There were excla
mations of surprise as he invited the
Germans to sign first, as it had been
expected Clemenceau would be the
first. Mueller affixed his signature,
Bell standing behind the' chair.
Afte the Germans resumed their
seats. President Wilson arose. Fol
lowed by Secretary Lansing, General
Bliss. Henry White:, and Colonel
House, he walked completely about
ihe enclosure. With an expression of
GERMAN ENVOY WHO
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1 ndical type. At.S-20 they left Ver
sailles M-ith the utmost secrecy.
Mueller and Bell made the following
"Wo arc sisrning M-ithput mental
reservation. "What Me aresigning M-ill
be carried out. The German people
will use 'every means to meet the
"We believe the entente will, in its
own interests,, find it necessary to
change some of the 'terms, or they w ill
ec the treaty is impossible of execu
tion. 'We believe the entente will not in
sist -on deliverv of the Kaitcr and
other high officers.
"The central goveinmer wtll not
assist in any attack on Poland.
"Germany w ill make every eTTort to
prove herself worthy to enter the
league of nations."
ifflf LAW INN, Y.
i U. S. Only Had 500
Field Guns in 1917
Coincident with the signing of the
peace treaty. Brigadier General
Crozler,-retired, former chief of ord
nance for the army, revealed America's
armaments when war was declared.
Testifying before the House com
mittee investigating war expendi
tures, Crozler listed the following as
the nation's battle equipment, April 1,
1017: Artillery, 800 pieces; rifles, 600.
000, and rifle and machine gun ammu
nition, 200,000,000 rounds.
DR. JOHAXN BELL.
Who was German minister of
colonics, one of the German en
i-oys who signed the peace treaty.
Herman Mueller, the foreign min
ister, was the other.
deepest solemnity the President In
scribed his name to the document.
Lloyd George headed the British
delegation in their march about the
big- table. Delegates of the British
dominions-followed, the Indian in his
head dress lending a picturesque
In signing, the representatives
stepped down' upon a platform on
which the horseshoe table was ele
vated. In tire "middle of the U
formed by the horseshoe was a
smaller table 'on which 'the reaty
lay. A brown.- tapestry carpet, very
hold :and valuable, covered the floor.
and the table was covered with
The Germans returned quietly t
the Hotel Des Reservoirs. Mueller, tall
and striking, of- diplomatic appear
ance: Bell, black mustached and bespectacled-
an excited politician of
By News of Signing
The Nation's Capital received the
word that the Germans had signed
tho peace treaty of a beaten people
practically without a murmur or a
Any idea that the word of the vic
torious ending of more than two
years of war effort would see the re
enactment of scenes such as met the
announcement of the armistice quick
ly disappeared when Washington said
"good" and went on about its business.
(Continued from First Tage.)
While United States Attorney Caf
fey, of Xew York, would not commit
hims-eif on his course of action, his
colleague. John F. Crosby, of Hart
ford, announced yesterday that In all
probability he would confine his ac
tivities to the prosecution of test
It was said that the developments
In Washington would probably re
sult in the retail organization advis
ing their members to continue in
definitely the- sale of light wines and
beers, "and that this advice would be
t t izsm
American Optical Association
OPTOMETRY, as now defined by
statutory law In over forty States,
is "The erqployment of any means,
other than the use of drugs for the
measurement of the powers of hu
man vision and the adaptation of
lenses for the aid thereof."
AN OPTOMETRIST is a practition
er of Optometry, and is, literally, an
eye-measurer, but he is also skilled
In Mechanical Optics, which en
ables him to supervise the con
struction of RIGHT glasses when
needed. In his examination of de
fective or strained eyes, he first
takes note of any unhealthy condi
tion, in order that he may recom
mepd treatment outside of his own
specialty, should the person, for
any reason, s'em to require such
attention. He then satisfies himself
as to the focal state (seeing qual
ity), using both the Opthalmoscope
and Retinascope, and other modem
instruments and methods The Op
tometrist next proves his findings
with the usual test lenses and vis
ion charts and. finally, measures
the strength of the muscles
that rptate the eyeballs. Because
of these thorough examination
methods, the Optometrist is the
real EYESTRAIN SPECIALIST,
and the public should demand his
service as outlined above.
AN OPTICIAN is one who grinds,
fashions or constructs lenses out
of glass or other transparent mate
rial. He is a maker and sometimes
a seller of glasses.
AN OCULIST is a physician who
specializes in eye diseases and the
medical treatment of same.
I refer to my "optical service" a
term which I believe aptly de
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in the relief of eyestrain let me
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IN PEACE TREATY
A resolution declaring Ireland to
be a free and independent state has
been prepared in the Senate, to be
offered as an amendment to the peac
treaty. The resolution provides:
"That that portion of the Brltlsn
empire known as the island of Ire
land is hereby recognized as a free
and sovereign state."
Senator Ashurst of Arizona made
this announcement, asserting that he
had been shown a copy of the reso
lution by the Senator who purposes
to introduce It. He declined to. di
vulge the name of the Senator.
The possibilities attendant upon
the presentation of such a resolution
in the peace treaty discussion would
be very great. This is especially
true, in view of the fact that the
Borah resolution urging recognition
of the Irish delegates at the peace
conference passed the Senate by the
vote of 60 to 1.
While a majority of such propor
tions might not be recorded in favor
of a resolution recognizing Ireland's
freedom, yet it is conceded that a
majority of the Senate in all prob
ability would favor It.
May Sell Deer.
PHILADELPHIA. June 28. Beer
containing not more than 2$ per
cent, alcohol may be sold in this Fed
eral judicial district after June SO
without fear of Federal prosecution.
No action will be taken against
liquor dealers who continued to sell
beer containing not more than this
percentage of alcohol. It was stated
by Francis Fisher Kane, United
States district attorney.
Mr. Kane said he based his action
on the brewers' test case in New
York, and that It has not been shown
whether beer containing not more
than 2 per cent alcohol was an In
toxicant. He stated, however, that
he would proceed against anyone who
sold whiskey or wine after June 30.
HOME DEFENSE LEAGUE TO
PERFECT FOURTH PLANS
A meeting of the Ilomo Defense
League is called for S o'clock Tues
day night in the boardroom of the
District building. Members of tho
league will be instructed as to their
duties on July Fourth, the day of the
monster peace celebration.
Captain Glenn, of the British cm-
bR!y. grand marshal of the-pageaat,
will speak. .
yaosso black To.n awards,
A jury In the Supreme Court In
Jersey City has returned a verdict
of $330.SS0.54 damages for thirteen
claimants, resulting from tho Black
Tom munitions explosion of June'tJ?,
1916. The 'Lehigh Valley 'Railroad'
Company was the defendant. Jtos oC
the claimants were insurance an,d!
casualty companies. I
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Bumper wages and bumper wheat '
crops run hand in hand. Kansas I?
sending out urgent appeals for labor- '
rf"ers to garner a wheat crop, estimated '
as approximating 2H9,fi6ri,000 bushel.
iol Arthur Woods, assistant tn fht
Secretary of War. who luis in charge
the finding of Jobs for returned serv-
ni' n is inaKing a nation-wide
search for harvest hands. Wages
i ..t-iii $5 OU to $G.35 per day.
Furnishings for the Fourth at
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general Mnko iy threatened following
tin arrest if font teen striking teleg
raphers n rh of onnhpiracy to
mtrrfrro uitli 'U: ti.logra.ph sjstem
o( the I nitcd St..'.
I Edgar M. Kenton, president of the
Hatr Federation, planned to head a
delegation to ;i5l Pamuel Compere tc
Ofniand I'mt. ! State ttorntv I'ain.
v ho aulhunrrd lh rr- -is a r -nim
d ff-ni iffi"f
Orferisyiv'aniafAvenueiKiag 1he USTreasury
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rteaonreei'. Clobe of Bnlne liny 12th, $27,61o,6nt.7C