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(Food forecast for Friday One wheatless meal).
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EL PASO. TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 14. 1918.
12 PAGES TODAY
SINGLE COPT FIVE CENTS
Mexican basic notes, state bills, 91Ec; pesos, 78c;
Mexican gold, 5858c; national es, 17i18J$c; bar
silver, H.&H. quotation, $1.01 Vi; copper, $26; grains,
lower; livestock; higher; stocks, higher.
SIX BILLION DOLLAR
TAX BILL FORECAST
IN SPITE OF PEACE
A . S W A A mm dSma -sr mm mm JBm3 m mm mmO
Officials Believe Pending
Materially Below 6,250,000,000 House Bill Now Car
ries; Business Still Must Pay Heavily; Whatever
Taxes Are Cut Must Be Made Up by Bond Issues.
WASHINGTON, X. 0. Nov. 11. Jn
eertainty of future government
xpenditures and of policies for cur
raiment of war production makes it
advisable, in the oplnlan of treasury
officials, that the taxes, under the
pending revenue bill, be not reduced
materially below the $6,250,000,000,
carried by the measure as drafted In
Mcldoo Prepare Survey.
Secretary JIcAdoo has prepared a
survey of the government's financial
situation as affected by the termina
tion of hostilities. Most government
departments he found, were not able
o forecast what reductions might be
made in their previous estimate. This
cannot be done satisfactorily,- It was
explained, until the government's
policy of cancelling1 war contracts Is
The secretary now consider It
unnecessary, it la said to raise
Many Towns In Hands Of
Rebels; Former German
Minister Joins Revolt.
Basel, Switzerland, Nov. 14, The
revolutionary movement is spreading
strongly In East Prussia. A semioffl
rial dispatch from Berlin reports that
Koenlgsberg, AHenstein, Insterberg.
Gumbinnen and Ijoetzen are in the
hands of the revolutionists. Governor
von Batereki, of Posen, former Ger
man food minister, has pnt himself at
the disposal of the revolutionists.
AIMED AT RULING ELEMENT
Copenhagen. Denmark, Nov. 14.
Associated Press). A demonstration
by the Syndicalists here against the
ruling class of the' city took place
Some street cars were wrecked and
at places the tracks were torn up.
Shopkeepers in some districts were
compelled to close.
The leaders had called a general
strike, bat a number of the trades -In
".openhagen and the provinces con
tinued working:. A strike of firemen,
however, stopped shipping:
MOVEMENT IN SWITZERLAND
Geneva, Switzerland, Nov. 14- A
But Will Regulate Jitnes
'PJiE city council, will not allow the
1 car company to charge a six cent
fare, it will regulate Jitnes so as to
eliminate them as a competitor of
the car company; it will then require
better service than at present;it has
secured an agreement from the com
pany to give service to Val Verde; It
has notified the company to keep
paving between tracks in good order,
and will require the construction of
a line to the high school as soon as
materials can be secured.
The decision was announced offi-
.allv by mayor Charles Davis Thurs
day morning and the proposed hear-
ng set for that time was passed. The
mayor's statement follows:
Must Be Given Belief.
"After considerable study by the
-ity council and myself of the street
car situation, we have reached the
(onrlusion that under the present con
ditions it is Imperative that the street
ear company be given some relief.
There are but two methods of giving
;His relief: one, by raising the fare to
s'X cents and the other, by a fur
ther reirulation of the Jitne traffic
it is believed that, taking into con
sideration both the saving and the
El Pasoans Mast Give More For !
War Work Among The Soldiers
By V. B. STILES, Chairman United War Work. Drive.
EL PASO is away behina in its quota for United War Work, and we must
Set busy to make it up.
We have not given as we should. Much of this is doe to the voluntary
sODsaipticn plan. Many who shonld have given $100 have voluntarily sub
scribed $5 and $10. Where the conscience committee has seen these people,
they have invariably increased their subscription, but it shonld not be nec
essary for ns to have to see each subscriber in person.
It is the duty of the people of El Paso to give this fund for the sol
diers. It will be from a year to two years before the army can be demobi
lized. Meantime, the work of the seven associated war work societies is
vitally necessary to the welfare and comfort of the men. Now that the war
is over, that these men hare won the fight for us, we are slackers if we do
not do onr duty to them.
Everybody can afford to contribute this time. This may be the last
time they will be called upon to give to this work it probably is and, with
business restoration in sight and the return of normal conditions in -view,
we should not hesitate to subscribe largely to this fund.
EI Paso has never failed to do its part in any patriotic work and we
must not fail now. Those who have subscribed small sums should increase
the amounts at once proportionate with what they can afford to give. The
conscience committee is going over all subscriptions daily and will surely
call upon those who have not done their part. We hope the people will save,
ns this task and come in voluntarily with amounts they can afford.
Measure Cannot Be Reduced
.OOO.OOOrOOO by taxation of this
year's business as provided by the
revenue bill pasird by the house.
Since the senate has red need this
amount to about $050,000,000 the
treasury is Inclined to believe that
little change should be made in
Many minor revenue sources, such
as stamp taxes and special taxes on
different business lines, which are
difficult of administration and yield
comparatively little revenue, might be
abolished without great reduction in
tne total tax burden.
Whatever sum mar be rut off
as taxes, treasury officials point
out. must be rained by issue of
bonds. Consequently the amount
which must be forthcoming next
Tear will not be affected.
Senators opposing child labor today
agreed upon a proposed amendment
to the war revenue bill, which will
provide a prohibitive excise tax of 5
or 10 Dercent on nroducts of child
To Cure Flu, Eat Onions
Zlon City, I1L, Nor. 14. Overseer
Wilbur Voliva, prophet and adviser
to the Zionists, has ordered a new
cure for influenza. Here it is:
"Eat onions. No germ likes onions
and, besides, if you eat onions
people will keep away from ypu.
and that Is Important in checking
the influenza epidemic."
general strike was begun in Switzer
land last midnight by order of the
soldiers and workers' council at Ol
ten. Federal troops, ordered to take
charge of the situation, have been
unable to reach their destinations be
cause railroad service was inter
Indignation against the Germans,
who started the Bolshevik movement
In Switzerland, is increasing.
90 CASUALTIES IN STREET
FIGHTING AT BRUSSELS
Amsterdam. Holland, Nov. 14. (As
sociated Press.) Ninety persons have
been killed or injured in street fighting-
at Brussels, the Belgian capital,
according: to an announcement made
CALL FOR ABDICATION
OF GRAND DUKE OF BADEN
Basel, Switzerland. Nov. 14. The
revolutionazr governments at Mann
nezm. tasxant ana ueiaeiDerg nave
summoned the grand duke of Baden
POLISH TROOPS ENTER
UPPER SILESIA, PRUSSIA
Copenhagen, Denmark. Nov. 14. ;
Polish troops, according- to a dispatch
xrom -Berlin, nave entered upper i-
Six Cent Fare
convenience of the nubiic orobably
the best solution of the problem would
be strict regulation of the jitnes. Wn
will not allow the fare to be raised to
six cents. It has been. recognized for
some time that the damage caused to
the public streets by the Jitnes Is far
in excess of any benefit received by
the general public.
"Should the city council so regu
late the jitnes that as a competitor
of the street car company they would
be a negligible factor, we would re
quire that the street car company
maintain thB following schedules:
Xpw Schedule. Made.
I"t Bliss 12 minutes regular sched
ule and eight for rush hours.
Government Hill 20 and 20.
Highland Park 10 and 10.
Manhattan Heights 15 and 15.
'Washington Park 6 and 5.
Mesa 30 and 15.
Sunset Heights & Depot 1214 and
Arizona 74 and doable head.
Second Ward 12 and 8.
Mexico 10 and 7.
Smelter 15 and 7H, with two trips
Service for Val Verde.
"The street car company has agreed
to put in service what they call a
(Continued on page 12, column 2.)
Food Chief Goes To Direct
Work Of Feeding The
Civilian War Victims.
OUT HIS PROMISE
Hoovers Assistants Going
In the Party, On Mission
. Ordered By President.
TTTASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 14. Food
VV administrator Hoover will sail
for Europe on the Whit. Star liner
Olympic probably on Saturday, it was
at the food administration
lie goes at president Wilson's
request to direct the wort of feed
log; the starving; populations of
war torn Europe.
On the Olympio also, it is under
stood, will be Thos. G. Masaryk. presi
dent pf the Cz echo-Slovak republic
who Is returning- to his liberated
Personnel of Party.
Accompanying Mr. Hoover will be
A. E. Taylor, representing the war
trade board, as well as the food ad
ministration: John W. HallowelL di
rector of the states administration
division; Robert A Taft. of the law
division of the food administration,
son of former president Taft, and
Lewis Strass, secretary to Mr. Hoover.
h ood administrator Hoover had
a. final conference with senate
leaders today and told them. legis
lation to extend the life of his or
ganization, limited to the declara
tion of peace, will be unnecessary.
Mr. Hoover said he would study
especially problems of German provisioning-,
the Important Question for de
cision being: whether this ehall be
done on a cash or credit basis.
Extension of the food control law.
several senators said. Is a question
for congress, in view of possible rapid
increase in prices at the expiration of
New Orleans Abandons
Mardi Gras Carnival
New Orleans, La., Nov. 14. New
Orleans will not hold its annual Mardl
Gras next March, it was officially an
nounced today by the heads of the
several organizations having charge
of the celebration.
"With our boys still camped upon
the battlefields of France and with
war work. Red Cross and Liberty
Dona campaigns still nexore us, tne
announcement said, "we have no idea
of conducting carnival festivities in
New Orleans this season.
Italy Allowed Another
Credit of $100,000,000
Washl n gt o n, D. C No vl 1 4. A
credit of JlO0,000,0Q0 for Italy was
announced today by the treasury.
This would be used largely to pay
for foodstuffs and war supplies, al
ready ordered by the Italian govern
ment in this country and in process
of manufacture or export. Italy's ag
gregate loans from the United States
now amount to Jl.iso.OQ0.O0Q and those
of ail the allies $7,313,976,6 c 6.
MAY READ WILSON'S SPEECH
WITH THAT OF ABE LINCOLN
"Washington, D. C, Nov. 14. Com
missioner H. P. Claxton, of the bu
reau of education, has suggested to
president "Wilson that since the war
which the United States entered to
uphold democracy has Just ended
with victory for freedom. It will be
particularly fitting to have Lincoln's
Gettysburg' address read in all pub
lie schools Tuesday, November 10,
the 55th anniversary of the field on
which decisive battle of the civil war
was fought. Mr. Claxton asked also
that at the same time president "Wil
son's address to congress, November
II. announcing- the signiner of the ar
mistice with Germany, be read.
SYRIAN" PEDDLER KILLED.
Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 14. Ellas j
Euhage, a Syrian peddler, who had
been in Tucson and vicinity for nine
years, has been killed by highway
men, shot in the head and body, on
tne Aogaies road live miles south of
SACRIFICES ON COLD ALTARS
A FRIEND, a California vftmin vrit
stayingyitli her a widow whose only
me navy ana has just died of influenza, and that the
mother said: "I gave my boy proudly to my country. I
never held him hack, even in my heart. But if only he had
died with a gun in his hand, a little glory for him and a
thought for me that my sacrifice had not been useless."
My correspondent continues: "There
mothers who feel that they have laid their sacrifice on cold
altars. You have written much that would comfort the
mothers whose sons have paid with their bodies in battle.
Isn't there something you can say to help other mothers?"
I felt a real pang when I received this letter, because
the thought suggested had been in my mind, and yet I had
failed to express it. It had happened that my own sons
and nephews and young cousins and their close friends were
where death er wounds came to them on the field of action.
For example, on the day I received this letter, we also got
news that the closest school and college and army friend
of my son, Quentin, who was killed, had himself just been
killed. Ee was a man who had been promoted for a series
of hazardous and successful battles with German airmen.
He was dean-ami lovable as a girf yet terrible in his bat
tle, and no more high and fearless soul ever confronted
death joyously in the high heavens. My mind had, because
of facts like this, turned toward the death of the men onl
the firing line and I regret that I did not make jt evident
as I meant to make it, and but for this oversight, would
have made it, that all who have given their lives or the
lives dearest to them in this war stand on an exact level
of service and sacrifice and honor and glory.
Pan-American Labor Body
Is Organized At Laredo;
Aim Is Industrial Unity
T AREDO, Tex., Nov. 14. The pan-
l-i American labor conference was
organized here today, the first definite
rtep toward the establishment of in
dustrial solidarity throughout the
Preliminary discussions held
yesterday pointed out to the dele
Kates. Tiho represent the United
States, Mexico and some of the
Central and South American coun
tries, the vital part that labor Is
to play In the reestabllnhment of
prosperity following: the close ef
Secretary of labor Wm. B. "Wilson,
who greeted the visitors in the name
of the president of the United States
and urged the important of labor or
ganizations, lext last nignt lor vvasn
In g ton.
Coroners Taklnrr Part.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor. Frank
MnrriRtwi. eertarv rf th feni rati fin-
' and the executive council of that or-
. Committees will be named and work
outlined preparatory to a pan-American
congress, which will meet in the
near xuture at a place not yet selected.
Before then, an effort will have
been made to unionize the million.,
or more Mexican laborers In the
United State and leaders in other
roan tries will be urged to develop
the organization of unions In their
lands, the chief inducement being
a plan for reciprocal recognition
In all the nations of the Americas.
El PaKoan Is Speaker.
Zach Lamar Cobb, of El Faso, a
?neclal representative of the state de
partment, who has been here several
days and spoke In the Interests of
the organization, left today for Mexico
Gov. George W. P. Hunt of Arizona,
also addressed the visitors yesterday,
saying- the Mexican laborers had been
tried by the fire and proved their
depth of character in the Arizona
strikes of 1115.
Secretary of labor Wilson and Sam
uel Gompers yesterday walked to the
boundary line, at the center of the
international bridge, and welcomed
Into the United States the delegation
AUSTRIA ASKS IU1D0IF1CATI0N
OF TURKISH ARMISTICE TERMS
Appeals To President Wilson For Change That Will
Permit Thousands ol ormer Ausxro-nunganan dud
jects, Now In Ottoman Territory, To Remain, In
stead of Returning Home to Add to Pood Problem.
WASHINGTON, D. C Not. 1. Aus
tria has asked president "Wilson
to use his good offices with the allies
to secure a modification of the Turk
ish armistice terms, so as to permit
several thousand former Austro-Hun
garlan subjects, now in the Ottoman
territory, to remain there instead of
returning" home to add to the already
serious food problems.
Turkey I rnlrM oy me arm
istice term lo repatriate all sub
ject of the central power with
in her border. Thl elaaae to
desljmed particularly to driTe eot
Th. nnneal tn president Wilson DOlntS
out that Austria-Hungary no longer
Is a belligerent and that the necessity
lor eniorcing tne removal ot we aus
trians from Turkey does not now
Report reached tne state De
partment tkat the xltnatlon In
Germany and Antria-Hnneary
approximates n state of anarchy
on account of the conduct of re
turning; soldiers released from the
FORMER AUSTRIAN EMPEROR
MAY REMAIN IN SWISS TOWN
Geneva. SwiUerland. Nov. 14. (By
Associated iTess.j unaries. me lor
mer Anstrian emDeror and Zlta, his
wife, according to the Vienna Arbiter
Zeitnng. left Vienna last last nlsht on
a special train. They are expected to
cross the Swiss frontier today at
Buchs, on the left bank of the Rhine.
The lormer Austrian emperor ana
empress, probably will remain in a
town on the Swiss shore of Lake Con
stance until peace has been signed.
STATE COUNCIL HAS FULL
POWER IN GERMAN AUSTRIA
Easel, Switzerland, Nov. 14. All
BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
-m fit tfipr. 4
The men who
son has been in
nuspiuus, me men wno nave been killed in accidents on
the airplane training fields, are as much heroM tiin
who were killed at
scalier jigut op au to a clearer and greater view of the
duties of life. The war is over now. The time of frightful
losses among the men at the front and of heartbreaking
anxiety for their mothers and wives, their sisters and
sweethearts at home, has passed.
Ho great triumph is ever won save by the payment of
the necessary cost. All of ns who have stayed at home
and all the others who have returned safe will, as long as
life shall last, think of the men who died as having partici
pated for us and for onr children as long as this country
will last, a heritage so precious that even their precious
blood was cot too great a price to pay.
Whether they fell in battle or how they died, matters
not at all and it matters not what they were doing as long
as, high of soul, they were doing their dnty with all the
strength and fervor of their nature.
must be so many
The mother or the wife whose son or husband has died,
whether in battle or by fever or in the accident inevitable
in hurriedly preparing a modern army for war, must never
feel that the sacrifice has been laid "on a cold altar."
There is no gradation of honor among these gallant
men and no essential gradation of service. They all died
that we might live; our debt is to all of them, and we
can pay it even personally only by striving so to live as to
bring a little nearer the day when justice and mercy shall
rule in our own homes and among the nations of the world.
of representatives of organized labor
Wonld Wort Out Destlnv.
"We wanted the right to work out
our destiny," said secretary "Wilson,
"unimpeded by the mailed fist of any
autocrat and we Insist that all the
people of the earth shall have the
same right. Achievement of democracy
is not the end, but only the means, to
accomplish the end. And the end to
be attained is the working' out of our
own problem in accordance with our
own- hearts and consciences and
Ideals, and not by the methods of
ome one above.
The achievements of the United
States In giving to every citizen
voice in the government, secretary
"Wilson continued, had been effected
chiefly by the development of the free
public school system, compulsory
school laws ana tree text dooks.
No Exploitation Intended.
President Gompers assured the vis
itors that the unions of the United
States, in urging a pan-American con
federation, wanted nothing from the
other American countries but their
good wilL "There is nothing in our
proposition to exploit your countries
nor to exploit your people," ne saia.
"Because the forces of exploitation,
of Imperialism and autocracy have
been so thoroughly organized through
out the world, the kaiser was able to
plunge the world into war. Because
the forces of love and humanity were
not organized, the kaiser believed he
could conquer the world.
Cooperation Is Ainu
'The laboring men of America real
ized this and realized that there must
be a perfect organization of the forces
of brother love and honor. The Ameri
can labor movement hopes to bring
out the best possible fraternal co
operative and sympathetic agreement
of the working people of all American
countries, in order that we shall be
able to live In peace and amity."
Labor Party to Retire
From British Cabinet
London. Eng, Nov. 14. The British
labor nartv. at a conference today.
decided by a large majority to with
draw Its members from the cabinet at
the close of the present parliament.
which Is expected to take place
the imperial power in German Austria
has passed to the state council, which
will retain that power until a constit
uent assembly has aeiiniteiy esiao'
llshed a constitution, declares a reso
lutlon adopted by the state council
at Vienna. The constituent assembly
will be elected in January.
The resolution describes German
Austria as a democratic republio and
an integral part ot the uerman :
HOLLAND FEARS FUTURE, SO
EX-KAISER CANT BE FETED
Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. H.
Queen "Wllhelmlna, of Holland, ac
cording to the Frankfort Gazette,
wished to extend hospitality to the
former German emperor while he re
mained In Holland. However, the
newspaper adds, as t Holland Itself
fears the comlncr days It was found
desirable that William Hohenzollern
shonld lire as a private individual.
EX-TURK OFFICIALS FLEE;
CHARGED WITH HIGH CRIMES
Paris. France, Nov. 14. (Havas).-
Tnrks residing in Switzerland are in
formed that Talaat Pasha, former
grand vizier and minister of finance;
Enver Pasha, former minister of war,
and DJemal Pasha,, former minister
or war, have fled from Constantinople.
They are accused of embezzlement
and other crimes, according to advices
Ottawa. Ont Nov 14. The follow
ing name of an American appears on
todays overseas casualty list:
TVonnded P. Stroman. Pueblo. Colo.
have died of nnenmonia or fvr in
the front, and their shining souls shall
the Kansas City Star).
Orders Commanders At the
Front To Lead Men
Home In Order.
IS NOW ORGANIZED
Cabinet Formed At Berlin
Is Composed Entirely
LONDON, Eng, Nov. 14. Field mar
shal von Hindenburg remains as
head of the supreme German army
command, according to a German
wireless message received here, which
gives the text of the message he has
sent to army commanders, ordering
them to lead their troops home in or
der and discipline.
The order of the field marshal reads:
To all, ad especially the army
srronp under field marshal von
Maekenscn (In Romania) I I re
main a the head of the loprfme
army command. In order to lead
the troop home in order and dis
cipline. X expect the command,
ataffs, officer, noncommissioned
officer and men to continue to do
their dnty. This 1 to be made
known to all the troop.
Xcw German Cabinet.
Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. 14.
The-new German government has been
organised with the following cabinet
Premier and Interior military af-
lairs, raearicn Dert.
Foreign affairs, Hugo Haase.
Finance and colonies, Philip Seheld
Demobilization, transport. Justice
and health. Wilhelm Dittmann.
Publicity, art and literature, Herr
social policy, Richard Barth.
Announcement of the members of
the new German government confirms
previous reports that the cabinet
would be composed entirely of Social
ists. The majority Socialists, who
supported the Imperial government
during the wax. are represented by
isoert. scneidemann and .Lanaaberg.
while the Independent Socialists are
uaase, Dittmann and Bartn.
Dlttmann Is Exconvlet.
Herr Dittmann was sentenced to
imprisonment last February in con
nection with labor trochlea In Ber
lin. He was released by "the imperial
government a tew days nerore its
downfall. Hichard Earth, formerly
was editor of the Socialist Vorwaerts
and Is a member of the Spartarus, or
Bolshevik, element of the Indepen
dent Socialists. It was reported
through Copenhagen, under date of
Monday, that he had resigned from
the government, after a stormy meet
ing or the eaomet.
TO CONFISCATE PROPERTY
OF FORMER CROWN PRINCE
London. Bust- Nov. 14. The prop
erty of the German crown prince will
be confiscated, according to a German
wireless message received here today.
According to a proclamation issued
by the new Prussian government, the
entailed property or the Prussian
crown will be placed under the ad
ministration of the ministry of fi
nance. Property which is not entailed, but
which Is personal to the former king
and his family, will not be affected.
LEOPOLD IV AND DUKE OF
ANHALT ABDICATE, REPORT
Basel. Switzerland, Nov. 14. The
abdication of Leonold IV- nrlnce of
Lip pe, and duke Edward, of Anhalt,
are reported from Berlin. The latter
has resigned the throne In ravor or his
son, Joachim Ernest, who was born.
January 11, 190L
WASHINGTON HEARS THAT
CROWN PRINCE IS INTERNED
Washington, D. C. Nov. 14. Official
information reached the state depart
ment through neutral sources that the
former German crown prince has ar
rived in Holland and has been in
terned. AXOTITER REPORT SAYS
CROWN PRINCE NOT SHOT.
London. Eng.. Nov. 14. The former
LGerman crown prince has not been
shot, but Is staying at the residence
of the governor of Llmbourg, at Maas
tricht, the Daily Express says it
learns. He crossed the Dutch fron
tier accompanied by & dozen Intimate
DENIES CROWN PRINCE
ALSO IS IN HOLLAND
Basel Switzerland. Nov. 14. Re
ports that the former German crown
prince is with his father in Holland,
are denied by a dispatch from Berlin.
Dearlnc Tuesday's date. The dispatch
states that he Is with his troops at
EXTRA COPIES OF
THE PEACE EXTRA
All day yesterday The Herald
bad requests for copies of the mid
night extra issued Sunday night
telling of the signing of the armis
tice and the consequent conclusion
of the war. As so many of these
requests were received the people
desjiing to keep them-as souvenirs
of the war The Herald has had
some extra copies run off and these
may now be had at the postoffice
corner at the usual price,
Besides the news of the signing
of the armistice, the paper con
tained a complete chronological
history of the war, from the date
of Its declaration down to the
meeting of the peace plenipoten
tiaries of the German forces with
marshal Foch and his associates.
OF HUN ARM
ALL AMERICANS SN
HUN PRISON CAMPS
GERMANS VIOLATE ARMISTIGE '
BY PILLAGE AND DESTRUCTION
Allies Threaten Steps To Stop Violations of Truce, If
They Continue; Americans Cross German Frontier
Towards Metz and Strassburg, Which Commander, .
Foch Will Enter Sunday; Huns Move Northward.
pARIS. France. Nov. 14. (Associated Press). More tnaa 2532
American prisoners in German camps were released by tne signing of
the German armistice, according to trie latest figures prepared by the Amer
ican Red Cross in Switzerland.
This number includes all the Americans captured to November
It Is estimated that only a few hundred more Americans were captured
after that date.
140 Are Civilian.
Of the total number of prisoners to
be released. S3S0 are army men. 12 are
from the navy and 140 are civilians.
In the camps were 141 army officers
and 3139 noncommissioned officers
and privates, and three naval officers
and nine sailors.
A majority of the private were at
the Bastaat. There were 111 at Gless
and 103 at Llmbourg. There were 103
officers at VIHengen, 43 at Karlsruhe,
-a ai inasnut and zo at Kastaat.
Marshal Foch. commanderlnchlef of
the allied armies, will make solemn
entries into Strassburg and Metz on
Sunday, in the presence of president
roiucare ana premier ciemeneeau.
American troops hare crossed
the German frontier toward 3Ietn
A declaration, sent to the French
government early this wees by the
German armistice plenipotentiaries.
has been published here. It protests
against some features of the terms
agreed to by the Germans and to
which they objected verbally at their
first meeting rwith marshal Foch. The
Text of Declaration.
Tae German sovernmcnt will
naturally maSe every effort to aid in
the carrying out of the obligations
lmposted upon it. Its plenipotentiaries
recognize mat, on certain points, a
conciliatory spirit has been shmm tn-
Aney cannot, however, permit any
doubt to exist on the fact that thr,
snoriness or tne delay rixed ror evacu
ation and the handinsr over nf fnrif.
pensable means of transport threatens
to provoice a state or affairs which
may render the execution of the con
ations ox tne armistice impossible.
consider It their duty to state
onee more -nlih the utmost en
erry that the exeention of this
convention must throw the Ger
man people Into anarchy and
linns Violate Trace.
London, Enr Nov. 14. f!man
soldiers are committing acta of vio
lence against inhabitants and are de
stroying and pllliging, contrary to the
terms of the armistice, according to a
French official wireless message re
ceiver acre toaay.
-ine message, which -was from
the allied command to the German
high command, says that the allied
command expects the German
command to take measures to
stop the violations. If the nets
Increase, It Is added, the allied
command will tafce steps to end
The Germans are violating the ar.
mistice at auierent points and es
pecially In Belgium and the region of
Here Is the Message.
"From marshal Foch to th rsormnn
"Information has been reccivod lw
the allied high command that at dif
ferent points, especially In Bele-lnm
and more particularly In thn T)mi
"region the German troops are commit
ting acts oi violence against the in
habitants and acts of destruction and
pillage, which are clearly contrary to
the conditions of the armistice.
1 He allied command expects
that the German high command
will, without delay, take meas
ures necessary to stop these vio
lations of the convention, which
has been signed. If the acts do
not cease within a very short
period, the allied high command
Advertising Will Come Off
Statue Of Liberty January 1
QIGNS obscuring and marring thi
kJ Statue of Liberty will be taken
down with the first of the new year,
a cording to a decision reached Wed
The committee which caused them
to be pieced on the statue, consider
ing the signs necessary during the
present drive for the United War
work fund and later for the final
drive In the sale of 'Wax Savings
stamps, agreed that they marred the
statue and that after the two drives
now in progress, they would be pulled
This decision was definitely reached
by H. B. McDowell, chairman of the
war savings wqrk: Myrtil Coblentz:
campaign manager for the United
War work drive, and Herman An
dreas, treasurer for the drive.
You may say," said Mr. Coblentz.
'that the signs will come down and
the Liberty statue will be left free of
any advertising," on the first of Jan
uary. I have pictures of illustrated
European papers showing some of the
most noted statues In Paris and Lon
don covered with war posters, but.
regardless of this, as long as there is
objection to placing these posters on
our statue, we will pull them down
World Celebratiqn Is
Plan For Next July '4
Washington. D. C Nov. 14.
Representative Fesit, of Ohio, Re
publican, today Introduced a reso
lution, setting aside July 4, 1913,
as "a day of world celebration to
commemorate the ending of the
war." and appropriating half a
million dollars for a celebration in
Washington, to which all govern
ments; including the central powers,
would be invited.
will be obliged to take step to
pnt an end to them.'9
Pills King In Brussels.
Ghent, Belgium. Nov. 14. Reports
are current that German soldiers in
Brussels have mutinied and are pil
laging the city.
Belgian advance scouts are now
half way from Ghent to Brussels.
Should reports of the mutiny be con
firmed, a flying column will be sent
to restore order at the Belgian, cap
ital. Hnns Moving Northward.
TVIth American Army in France.
Nov. 14 Coy Associated Press). The
Germans, opposite the first Ameri
can army, north and northeast of
Verdun, are reported to ba moving
Preparations, begun by the enemy
several days ago. to withdraw in
force now are becoming effective.
Great railroad activity Is reported at
STetx and other railroad Junctions,
Hun- Held Troops Released.
The advance guard of several hun
dred Russian, Polish and Italian sol
diers, freed by the Germans in Iir
raine, reached the American lines in
the region of St. Hllalre today. The
first group numbered 45.
SCHEIDEMANN MAY LEAD
GERMANS AT PEACE TABLE
Paris, France. Nov. 14. Philip
Scneidemann. German TnainHtv Ra
cialist leader, probably will head the
German delegates to the peace con
ference, according to a Zurich dis
patch to 'information.
In diplomatic circles in Zurich. It
is not believed that the German dele
gates can be nominated before the
end of the week. It Is pointed out
that it would- be difficult to make up
a common delegation, now that Ger
many has two score republics, nnnar-
ently without relation between them
selves. KING ALFONSO, OF SPAIN,
Paris. France. Nov ti ttith Al
fonso, of Spain, has telegraphed presi
dent Polneare his congratulations on
the signing of the armistice. The
king's message reads:
"At the moment of the signing of
the armistice, I must, my dear presi
dent congratulate you, with all my
heart, at having reached the end ol
this glorious epic of the French army
and nation, which have shown us all
what bravery and patriotism means.
FRENCH PLAN GOVERNMENT
FOR ALSACE AND LORRAINE
Paris, France. Nov. 14. The rM-
net today considered Questions con
cerning the organization of Alsace
Lorraine under French
Three high commissioners were ap-
ijuniicu- i ney are j corses ilartn-
lUontlnavMl on paxe eolnma 4.)
and have no morejot them after the
first of the year. Messrs. Andreas
ana jicuoweii gave assent.
Don't Tell Wife
Until Babe Comes
Pleads Dying Man
Springfield. Mo, Nov. 14. "For
God's sake, captain my wife; dont
let her know not until after the
Sergt. Homer Ballinger, a Spring
field youth, dying of wounds on a
French battlefield, four weeks ago
made this plea to his commanding
officer. Capt. Harehant promised;
Sergt. Ballinger smiled and died.
Recently a tiny stranger came to
the home of Mrs. Luclle Ballinger.
bringing a new happiness to the
cottage where the girl bride lives.
Then a few days later a letter
came from France
"With eager fingers Mrs. Ballin
ger tore open the missive. She
read a few lines and fainted.
Capt. Marchant has kept Ma
aso Mast Not Fa
11 Below Its Quota Of Mo