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JJON'T let the Red Cross workers hunt J oil j oil hunt them! " ensealed tonight and Tuesday. Probably rain, snow.. Colder MAINHOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS . MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 16, 1918 TEN PAGES .1 THREE CENTS ENTERED WAR TO DEFEAT THE HUN IN HIS PURPOSES So Says Wilson in Making Speech at Paris Today. Talks of Action of U. S. in Get- j ting Into Battle. j THANKS FREKCHFOR WELCOME ! i Says Americans Convinced j Aims of Germans Wrong And Must Be Resisted by All Liberty Loving Men. Paris. Dec. 16.- President Wilson delivered an address today at the city j hall, wnere cereiimiiica ni . ranged for. The president replied to the greeting extended him. "Your greeting has raised many emotions within me, the president -Mr Wiison s consent to the armistice began. conditions imposed on Germany is "It is with no ordinary sympathy! bound to "prove inimical to the influ that the people of the United States, ence of the United States in Europe incii mo 7. ... f and among its associates. lor wi'om l nave mo i"""lb6 -speaking, have viewed the sufferings of the people of France. Many of our own people have "been themselves wit nesses of those sufferings. We were the more deeply moved by tne ronti of the war because we knew the man- ner in which they were perpeiraieu. "I beg t Vit you win not suppose that because a wide ocean separated us in space we were not in effect eye witnesses of the shameful ruin that was wrought and the cruel and un necessary sufferings that were brought upon us. These sufferings have filled our hearts with indignation. We know what they were, not only but we know what they signified. and o-;r hearts were touched to the Quick by them, our imaginations filled with the whole picture of what France and Bel gium in particular hud experienced. Ambitions Were Illicit. "Wnen the United States entered the war, therefore, they entered it not only because they were moved by a ( conviction that tne purposes of the j central powers were wrong and must be resisted by men everywaere wno loved liberty and the right, but also because the illicit ambitions which they were entertaining and attempting to realize had led to the practices which shocked our hearts as much as they of forded our principles. "TJur resolution was formed before we knew how profoundly great prin ciples of right were affected but our hearts moved aleo with our resolution. "You have been exceedingly gener ous in what you have been gracious enough to say about me, generous far heyond my personal deserts, but you have interpreted with the real insight the motives and resolution of the peo ple of the United States. Whatever influence I exercise, whatever author ity I speak with. I 'derive .from them. I I know what they have thought. I banquet In Topeka January ZH.- Tne know what they have desired, - and selection of the Hoosier senator as v.-h'-n 1 have spoken what I know was the guest of honor of the Republican "i,""''" nas,been de'islUfu' ban cub was m t the to see bow the consciences and pur- executive committee of the organiza r a "J ,?CV. men everywhere re- tion at a meeting in the National re sponded. e have merely established ttj tui iioi io ine iuii leiiowsnip or t world who reverence the right of ; I ger.uinc liberty and Justice "You have made me feel very much at home here, not merely by "the de lightful warmth of your welcome, but also by the manner in which you have made me realize to the utmost the intimate community of thought and ideal which characterized your people and the great nation which I have the honor for the time to represent. Always Remember Welcome. "Your welcome to Pari- I shall al ways remember as one of the unique and inspiring experiences of my life, and while I feel that you are honoring the people of the United States in mv person. I s-hall nevertheless carry away with me a very keen personal gratification in looking back upon these memorable days. "Permit me to thank you from a full heart." Speaks for Council. In addressing President Wilson at the city hall ceremonies Adrien Mit houard, president of the municipal council of Paris said: "1 liaye the honor, in Hie preseni-e of (he president of the republic, to present to yon the municipal i un II of Paris, whose Interpreter I inn. in welcoming the chief of the Brent nutioii whose aid arriving so opportunely, brought lis victory, and the liprlght man whose conscience fashioned Ills policy and whose diplomacy wus made of loyalty." . Turning to Mrs. Wilson, M. Mithouard said : To Mrs. Wilson. "Madame. Paris Is Infinitely happy and Is touched, that yon. who have accompanied the president lmvp lmn co.l ,, ..i. VliJhZ"th.e Sf;." '" the" been aware of vour devotion ami. of the i wise and beneficial activity you have shown by the side of your illustrious bus- j band. Jet. nothing touches so much the! mi'!tr;,i to t,,P01 .'I "., V b? per" conquered by their goodness. Thus Paris 1 by my voice, acclaims von and livs at vour feet. Madnnie. the homage of Its" gratitude ' and its resiiei t." .,.T'umH.v- "Peaking again to President ! "..x,""-,?i-J.1 .. .. that th. " ,.ltni 'welcomes ic:"a7tle at':n.vl- come ,to Kansas wih a president of the United statci who has message of reconstruction and will crossed the ocean, and our citv hall, the ' cradle of French liberty, will mark in Its anuaia me iay onwuH-i it was permitted IConMmied on Page Two.) ' THIS BOCHE IS A FOOD SAVER ALL THE TIME NOW mittea a an ideal speaker for the ; coming banquet. He is in close touch with conditions and it is believed cer Amerongen. Holland. Dec. 16. ! tain that he will come to Kansas with This is a sample of Herr Hohenzol-; a message that will put new fire and ? w "y menu.: fisrht in the Repulilican organization. Breakfast: Two cups of tea, but-! Fred E- -Brinkerhoff, city editor of tered toast; two boiled eggs; two cups the Pittsburg Daily Headlight, will 77nJkiaie' , . , ; rsPond to the toast of honor, "Kan- Luncheon. Grilled, chicken. or sas." Brinkerhoff. who is a native sieax, inea potatoes; omelette; grapes or apples, sweet wine dinner, triarapagne; hors d'oeu- secretary of the state senate in 1911. 'the speech from the throne, has de thi Boup, nsn; roated lamb; vege-iXo other speaking selections haveiclared strongly in fabor of the restor laoies. conee. I been made. 'atinn of i.Mmiia t, pteiinm HOWL NUMBER 41 COMES FROM THE HUN ENVOY NOW London, lec. 16. Mathias Erzber per, who headed the German armistice delegation, has again complained of the severity of the terms of the armi stice, according to messages here today from Amsterdam and other sources. Hrzberer asks iur raising or the blockade, liberation of prisoners of war and the immediate opening of peace negotiations. GERMAN MUST PAY Count von Reventlow Says U. S. AVill Xamc Price. Tries To" Split Wilson and Al lies on the Terms. (By the Associated Press.) Berlin. Dec. 16. Discussing Presi dent Wilson's trip to Europe, Count Ernst von Reventlow, chief editorial writer of the Tages Zeitung, says: "The German people must pay any price, no matter how high, the United States names as a condition for the resumption of their relations with the world." Count von Reventlow believes that TRANSPORTS SAIL Four of Them Leave turope With Troops on Board. Manchuria, Persia, Maru, Ca rina and Hansemond Sail. Washington, Dec. 16. The war de- partment announced today the sailing from France of the transports Man- churia. Persia Maru, Carillt and Hansemond, with returning American troops. Aboard the Manchuria are the- 116th and 117th field artillery; headquarters 56th field artillery brigade; 106th am- munition train: headquarters 62nd in fantry brigade, training cadets from the 31st division and 966 sick, and wounaea. WATSON TO SPEAK L Indiana Senator Clioseii' for Kansas Day Honor Guest, Picked To Revive Fire and Spirit in G. O. P. Ranks. James E. Watson, United! States senator from Indiana, will be the top line speaker at the Kansas Day club senator James E. Watson. Indiana, wbo w"' sPk Topeka at tbc Kansas Day banquet, Senator Watson ranks as one of the foremost Republicans in the senate. 5?veral occasions been a of ,he Kansas Day club and was "stea " the principal speech at the banquet last January. Inability to leave Washington caused a change in the speaking arrangements. Senator tnscuss the political phases and as- pects of the after-the-war program in 1 Washington. Because of the world ! interest in the peace conference. Pres ident "Wilson's trip to Europe, govern ment ownership of railroads and pub lic utilities and national administra tion policies for after the war. Senator Watsnn u-na roiQ rilod Ku Iho sim Kansan, is well known in newspaper j ana political circles ana was assistant PLANNING NOW TO PREVENT A THIRD INFLUENZA WAVE With This Epidemic Under Control, Topeka Slakes Plans. Business Men To Pay for Daily Inspection of Stores. ONLY 19 NEW CASES TODAY o Deaths and 40 Releases Re ported Turnout City. o Danger Attached to Shop ping at the Stores. Now that the second wave of In fluenza has practically passed and is under the stringent control of the city board of health, plans are being for mulated to prevent a cecurrenco of the diseas in Topeka. City Com missioner Porter and City Health Of ficer Clark are arranging" a general program covering the surveillance of all diseases within the city.. The first idea, presented' a, noon today to representative business men and employers at the chamber of commerce, was met with hearty ap proval. It calls for a daily inspection ! of all institutions employing labor, j The inspection, under the direction of tne ciiy ooara or ncaun, win oe aiaea enthusiastically by the employers who will adopt military methods among the employes and stand "sick call" daily, requiring everyone to report to tie heads of the departments any ign of illness or indisposition. The city ooara or neaitn win provide nurses who will call upon the em ployes immediately and decide if he should be at work or at home. The merchants, furthermore, have agreed to stand the expense of the board of health's inspection. The cost of maintaining the inspection" service will be pro rated among the employ ers. It Is firmly believed now that the epidemic is under control and that there is absolute safety in trading at Topeka institutions. The inspection is for the purpose of preventing another outbreak. Adopt Resolutions. - The resolutions adopted by the as sembled business men today follow: Whereas tbe board of health of the city of Topeka now has the influenza epidemic umler full control, nml in order to prevent a recurrence of such an epidemic. Therefore be it resolved, that the business men of Topeka sanction the plan submitted by the city board of health to Inspect the stores fartor!es-"T,nd other" ptcea of busi ness employing help daily,, anil that the oust be prorMted aivording to the size of the firm and the number of people employ ed, and that proper publicity be given the proposition in order that the nubile may understand that the movement is launched for the purpose of preventing another in fluenza epidemic, thereby making Topeka the safest place in Kansas iu which to live and trade. Only 19 New Cases. Apparently conditions have reached ra minimum which has been main tained for several days. Today up to 2 o'clock there was a report of only nineteen new cases of influenza. Re leases, showing forty-six houses on which the quarantine was raised today-, is a feature regarded by the au thorities as most reassuring. According to Dr. H. L. Clark, city health officer, there is very little change In conditions in the city. How ever, there is a decided change for the better indicated by reports which have dwindled to a small daily aver age since the restrictions were placed in effect two weeks ago. At present the authorities are -not ready to announce just when the re strictions will be released. But it is believed that if the daily reports con Una e as favorable as they have been during the last week, that there will be some changes in the existing orders some time this week. It may be pos sible that the restrictions will be raised altogether, altho Commissioner Porter stated several days ago that no change would be made In the orders until reports showed that the disease had been reduced to the lowest pos sible minimum, at which point the city health authorities would endeavor to keep it. Including Saturday and Sunday six deaths were, reported. Saturday Heaths follow: Mary Louis Kieth, age 47, 281 Michigan avenue. ' Helen Louise Perry, age 13, 213 Tay lor. Arthur J. Spivey, 720 West Twelfth. Grace Alice Buffington, age 23, 304 West Twelfth. Sunday deaths: Fred C- Migliario, 1020 Lane. Work at the hospital is progressing as well as can be expected, and there are a number of patients now under the care of the staff of nurses. An influenza ward is being operated on the fourth floor of St. Francis hospital. For a time St. Francis was the only hospital in Topeka that would under take to care for influenza patients. polaniTleaves HUNS Warsaw Reports the Severing of Re lations With Germany. Amsterdam, Dec. 16. Poland has severed relations with Germany, ac cording to a telegram received in Berlin from Warsaw. Poland, as a reason for the rupture, accuses German authorities in occu- Pied Provinces of acting contrary to Polish interests and working with the Bolsheviki. At the request of the Polish government Governor General Von Beseler and the entire staff of the German mission, will leave the ter ritory of the Polish republic. LUXEMBURG SOUGHT Belgian Senate Declares Position orf War LosscB Also. , Brussels, Dec. IS. The . Belgian government has submitted to- parlia ment a bill limiting compensation for war damages to material losses, ex cluding those based on moral grounds. The senate in its address replying to CROP IS LARGEST. 765 Million Bnshel Winter Wheat Yield in Sight Sow.ji SO Million Bushels More Than the Best Record. v DEPARTMENT IN FORECAST HIS DEATH A PART OF A PLOT . ' ! . . Nearly 16 Per Cent More Acre-j Charge That There Was At age Than During 1917. 4 , tempt To OTerthrow Power. And the Condition of Crop' Assassin Was Killed by the Given as 98.5 Per Cent. Washington, Dec. 16. The largest winter wheat crop ever grown in th history of the United States is prom ised by - the enormous acreage sown this fall. Winter wheat was sown this fall OB , 027, 000 acres, or 15.9 per cent mors than the revised estimated area sown in the fall of 1917, which was 42.S01, 000 acres, the department of agricul ture today announced. Condition Is Fine. ' ' ; The condition of the crop on Decem ber 1 was 88. 5 per cent of normal. compared with 79.3 a year ago, S5.7 in j 1916 and a ten year average of 88.2 More Kye, Too. The area sown to rye is 6,826,000 acres, which is 1.7 per cent more than the revised estimated area sown in the fall of 1917, which was 6.708.000 acres. Tbe condition of the crop on De cember 1 was 89.0 per cent of ft nor- mal, compared with 84.1 a year ago, 88. s in 1916 and a ten year average tporcs. mat xne assassination or resi of 91.. , dent Paes was Dart of an extensive plot A crop of 765,000.000 bushels or t to overthrow, the government, accord- 80,000,000 more than the best record is forecast by the department of agri culture as next year's winter wheat yield, allowing for winter killing and spring abandonment. Last year's crop was 555,725,000 bushels. ' The Report Gives. Tn a statement summarizing the report,1 tbe depurtment said : s "The new winter wheat crop promises far to transcend the performance of any past year la the history of the United States. "The United States department of agri culture and state agricultural leader, asked that the acreage be Increased over the big aoreage of 42.:H1,000 planted last fall to at least 45,000,000 acres, and suggested as de sirable 47,000,000 acres, which It was thought could be attained If conditions were favorable. A lpng and almost per fect fall planting season coupled with an extraordinary effort on the part of - the farmers resulted la the seeding of a total of 4!1,017,000 acres. 'The same favorable season that per mitted the amazing increase in acreage bus also given to the growing plant the finest condition on record, 08.3 per rent, ilh eight Important .wheat states at. 100- ur venr or- over, and only erne state and th of small importance in. winter- wheat, be low 0 per cent. "The crop promise on the basis of the present acreage and condition with allow ance for average" spring- abandonment due to winter killing and assuming an average season for development is for 7fi5.O00.000 bushels of winter wheat, which I, 80,010, 000 - bushels more than produced in any yearof record and 200.551.000 bushels more thau the winter wheat production of this year, 'The rye acreage this autumn is sllghtlv larger than last, being C.SC0.800 compared to fi,708,00 acres. The condition is SU per cent compared to 84.1 per cent last rear and 01.4 average, the condition being held down by poor conditions in the Important producing states of North and South Dakota. This forecasts a somewhat larger production than last year's record cron of 88,103,000 bushels." TALOO TROOPS Wilson Plans To Address the American Soldiers Christmas. He Will Go to American Army Headquarters on Dec. 23. Paris, Dec. 16. President Wilson I plans to address the douehbovs on i Christmas. . It was announced today that he will go to American uecember 23. After the address to the army he will spend several days inspecting tne devastated regions, re turning to Paris on December 29. RAIN, SNOW IN SIGHT Unsettled and Colder Weather Pre dicted Tonight and Tuesday. WEATHER FORECAST FOR KANSAS : Unsettled tonight and Tuesday, probnblv rain turning to snow, colder. Protect 36 honr shipments north and west against a temperature of 24 degrees; east and south against a temperature of 30 degrees. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock 41111 o'clock 48 8 o'clock .4112 o'clock. 51 9 o'clock 42 1 o'clock 52 10 o'clock 44 j 2 o'clock 55 The temperature for the dav aver ages 15 degrees above normal. According to the prediction of S. D. Flora, state meteorologist, the beautiful weather is due for a break down. Rain is expected here tonight which will probably turn to snow be fore morning. This is in accordance with the forecast for the week which called for rain or snow on Tuesday. There is an area of low pressure, says Diora, now tn the southwest which !5moyingsUrwly thisway and will (Cnntinned on rage Two. I 'a political, financial and artistic na' NOW LEDEBOUR QU ITS ; -WSe are sorry.' - . j The grand duchess said she had no Socialist Leaven German Government . new froR1 nr daughter, the former RmeVAm-r nw.. t I crw princess, since September, ex- Urockdorl-Fratzan In. cept thru a letter from her eldest Geneva, Dec 16. George Ledcbour, ! daughter, the queen of Denmark, say Socialist, is reported to have resigned ' Ing that both of them were well. She from the German government. made an appeal for help for the coan- Herr Brocltdorf-Fratzau has arrived i try of her birth, saying: in Berlin from Copenhagen and prob- j "If the allies abandon Russia, Rus ably succeeds Foreign Secretary Solf. ! SM is lost. About 78 per cent of the j Russians have respect for onlv two POPE RUBES OJTE BISHOP. things God and the czar. The" peas- , , - , Z , . . nts now say: 'We have no czar. Mgr. EndrlcJ. of Trent, Given Approval whom shall we obey ?- by Pope Benedict. "it will take the . population fifty Rome. Dec. 1. The conduct of o understand the meaning of Mgr. Enarici. bishop of Trent, daring he words republic and president. The the war, has received the praise of .Russian people want some one to wor Pope Benedict. The congratulation ship, because it is their custom, their was personal, extended during a recent religion and their lives. Let the allies audience granted the bishop by the i take note and help poor Russia before pope. ' It is too late." , -, : LISBON MOURNING All Flags at Half Mast in Mem ory of Dead President. Crowds Parade the Street Cry ing for Vengeance. Crowd After Deed. , Lisbon, . Dec 16. Lisbon is In mourning for Sidlnio Paea, its mur dered president. All flags are at half mast. Crowds parade the streets, cry ing for vengeance. Escorted by cavalry, the president's body was removed to the Belem pal ace at 3 o'clock this morning, in order that the demonstrations would not be increased. The warshif.i in the har bor fired a salute as the body was carried into the palace. , It was learned today that Antonio Jfaes, a brother of the dead president, was wounded by a sabre thrust dbring the confusion which followed the as sassination. The assassin, who was killed by a mob, is reported to have beejt a mem- i ber of the young republicans. An ac complice has been arrested, f - Trouble Is Feared. Paris. Dec. 1 6. Serious- trouble Is feared in Lisbon as the result of re- c1"7 to dispatches from that city today. Officers and non-coms naraded the streets crying "Vengeance!" An accomplice of the dead assassin begged not to be lynched, promising important revelations, it his life is spared. TaihagninI Barbosa. -who Is tempo rarily filling the presidency, is men tioned ,as permanent successor. It is regarded as possible that a military government-may be constituted. Capital Is iu Mourning. Lisbon. Dec, 16. The body of Dr. Sidonio Paes, president of Portugal, who was assassinated Saturday- by a man named -Jeetne, was taken today to tne Belem palace to await the fu neral -ceremonies. - Meanwhile the Por tuguese government is continuing in office Dr. Ossario Castro, the minis ter of Justice, while both chambers of parliament have been summoned to discuss the Question of a successor to tne -presidency.--- ' - The whole capital 'is Jn mourning With., a, deep undercurrent- of -vicile-mettt The government has issued an appear 'to all public officials asking them to preserve order. . . The man. arrested after, the assas sination- of Paes wore a coat peculiar to the inhabitants of the province of Aiemtejo. in, xce southern part of the country. He had a revolver in his (Continued on Pace Two.) MADE A MISTAKE Mother of , Crown Princess Talks of the War. Appeals for Aid for Her Conn try Russia Jfow. (By the Associated Press.) Geneva, Dec. 16. Germany made a great blunder In entering the war and should admit that she was in the wrong, declared the Grand Duchess Anastasie of Meeklenburg-Schwerin, mother of the former German crown princess. In an interview today. The erana .duchess, who is a Russian and cousin- of the late Russian emperor. came to Geneva at the outbreak of the war and now is about to go to the uc-.uquariOT.Rivwia f hpr health She hart many relatives fighting against one another on all fronts- The correspondent was the first newspaper man she had -talked with since the beginning of the war. Reply ing to a question about the. former emperor and the former crown prince, she said pathetically: "There is a splendid maxim in your language: 'Don't hit a man when he is down.' Let us observe this principle this sporting principle during our con versation." Asked why she had left Germany as soon as that country began military operations the grand duchess said: 1 could not remain in a country 1 v. men naa aeciarea war on my own country, Russia. This was came as a great surprise to me and my son (Frederick Franz IV. Grand Duke of Mechlenburg-Schwerin who abdicated several weeks ago), altho. we were in constant touch with the royal families of Germany. Russia and Denmark. It has been said that not more than twenty persons in Germany under- stood what a cruel mistake it was go - Inr to h t wQ r xj.f. ing to be. I was one of them. How ever, as 1 never meddled in politics. l was not aDie to interfere. I Germany Has Chance. ' "But I continued tolthink that Ger many made a great blunder in enter- j ing this terrible struggle. Now she ! has lost all. Germany should recreate FIRST DISTRICT IS OVER IN COUNTY'S R. C. Xf.lAS DRIVE Honor of Being First To Report Belongs to Milliken. v Boths To Attract "Transient Dollars" Will Open Tomorrow. 200Q SOLICITORS BEGIN AS ONE Workers Take Field Regardless of Flu and Shopping Season. Holiday Drive To Make Topeka 100 Per Cent Merciful, To Milliken school district, other wise known as district 63, goes the honor of putting in the first report of the 1919 Christmas Roll Call of the American Ked Cross. This district, under the captaincy of Mrs. Etta Mitchell, reported a total subscription of thirty members, showing- an in crease of eleven members over the membership last year. Tomorrow morning the booths will be in stores, banks, and depots. Ked Cross workers will be in charge of the booths and it is expected that many a transient dollar, and floating member ship will come into the Shawnee county total thru this source. The booths are in charge of Miss Caroline Thomas, and will be in place at Crosby Brothers, Pelletier's, Warren M. Crosby's, the National hotel, the Central National bank, the Merchants National bank, the Bank of Topeka, the Kansas Reserve State bank, the Palace Clothing company and the Rock Island. Union Pacific and Santa Fe depots. Out Despite the "Flu." In the midst of the holiday shopping season, in a territory suffering under an epidemic of influenza, more than 2,000 campaigners took to the streets and roads at 9 o'clock this morning, beginning the campaign for new mem bers for the American Red Cross. The first names of the 1919 Christmas Roll (Continued on Page Two.) RULES FOR BOCHE American. Third Army Has Is sned Proclamation to TJiem. Mark the Boundaries of Bridge head in Two Languages. With' the Americans Across the Rhine, Dec 15 (by courier to Nancy). The Third army has issued a pro clamation containing the following provisions: The local authorities must mark the boundaries of the bridgehead with signs in English and German. No assemblages will be allowed for political discussions without special permission. - The same prices must be charged Americans and Germans for all goods. No German uniforms may be worn within the bridgehead after Sunday, unless special permission is given. All firearms and explosives must be surrendered to the Americans. Satisfactory shelter, beds .and stor age facilities are required for billeting purposes. Special roads will be constructed and the sixteen cities within the bridgehead must keep- up and repair all the main roads WILL PROPJE TRADE Commerce Bureau Takes Up Prep aration for Future Work. Washington, Dec 16. Expansion of the goverr.ment's facilities for pro moting trade is urged in the annual report of the chief of the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, made Dublic todav. The report says it Is inevitable that the United States will play a more important role jn international trade than ever before and tha it is a matter of tbe greatest urgency that the government increase its efforts to have the new trade built on sound ethical and economic foundations. Extension of the commercial at tache and trade commissioner service is particularly urged. New attaches : are asked for a number of new posts. ! such as Rome, Madrid. Ottawa. Mex- ' ico City, Santiago, Chile and Athens- WITH AID FOR FRANCE American Takt Foreslry Association To Vp the Work There. New York, Dec. 16. To proffer American aid in reforesting arena of I France, Percival S. Ridsdale, ' seere- 1 1, r ik. ranee, JPercival S. P.idsdale, secre tary ot. the American forestry asso ciation, sailed today for Paris, where he will confer with French govern ment officials. In an ordinary travel ing bag Mr. itidsdale carried enough seed to grow fifty thousand fir trees. This seed was said to be all of its kind wnicn couia no oota.nen in America at this time. It was requested by the French government for experimental planting, to determine whether it was suita-hfe for French soil and climatic conditions. A NEGRO IS L.YNCHED LAt Riekman, Ky, Discharged Soldier Hangod by a Mob. Hickman, Ky, Dec IS. Charles Lewis, a discharged negro soldier, who is alleged to have attacked Deputy Sheriff Al Thomas, when the latter attempted to arrest him Sunday, was i hanged by a mob of masked men., at Tyler" station near ;here early today. Thomas was badly beaten. . Lewis Is said to- have- refused to submit to ar rest on tbe ground that his army uni form made him Immune from arrest by a civil officer. He was charged with having held up and robbed sev eral other negroes. SUFFS ALL PEEVED AT WILSON; WILL BURN HIS BOOKS Washington. Dec. 16. In Lafayette park, opposite the White House, today the suffragists of the National Wom an's party planned to burn books and speeches of President Wilson. They deemed this a protest against his de parture for Europe without hawing succeeded in getting equal suffrage for this nation. REFUSES TO LEAVE Wilhelm Will Sot Leave Hoi - land Just at Present. Amsterdam Telegraaf Hears of His Firm Stand. Amsterdam, Dec 16. William Ho henzollern, the former German em peror, the Telegraaf says it under stands has refused to leave Holland after official, representations had been made that his continued pres-, expectantly the outcome of the eon ence in Holland was likely to involve . vocation of the reichstag by its presU '"The tome? "mpe'ron "Ihe "paper adds, was told that his free departure i would be a matter of gratification to ! the Dutch government. FOR NEW RECORD Red Cross Wants an Increase ; Over. Present Membership. In AH Parts of Country Week Will Be Big One. Washington, Dec. 16. Christmas ; tained its ascendancy thru the elec enrollment week of the American lied i tion of delegates to the National Cross opened today with officials of j Workmen's and Soldiers' Council, In the organization hopeful of a large in-j which the Spartacus group failed to crease over the present membership of ! sain a sing e representative. - Chan, twenty-two million. I or Eberfs majority Socialists led Chapters in every ity and town . seven workmen and four soldier n..r the countrv hid laid out their delegates. Dr. Haase was next with campaign uu w l""-- to house canvasses were to be maae for members between now and the end ! or tne campaign, uecemoer - The money obtained tnru memner- shiD fees will be used to carry out the great peace time program which the Red Cross has set for itself not only in the United States but in every land where a suffering people may need assistance. , REDS WANT MUCH '.'"' L Sweeping "Demands ;Made by Spartacus Group Jn Berlin. They Seek Ail the Guns, Am munition and Power. Amsterdam, Dec 16. Sweeping de mands in Berlin have been made by the Spartacus group. dispatches printed in the Handlesblad today de clared. The group has demanded for "safe guarding the revolution" immediate disarmament of police officers, ruling classes, non-proletarian soldiers, the confiscation by the workmen and soldiers' councils of all -rms, muni tions, and munition factories, the arm ing of adult proletirlat, the formation of workmen's militia and ,of red guards, the abolition of officers, re moval of military officers from the workmen's and soldiers' pounctls, abo lition of all parliaments, election of a central council, cancellation of all I state and other public debts, -Including war loans down to a fixed limit of subscriptions. Confiscation of all fortunes in ex ess of a certain amount also is de manded, likewise the appropriation of all landed estates, banks, coal mines and factories. . . T. F. KORAN. There Is a Roll of Honor from which the name of no American slioulil be ahF.eut. It is the raeniberxlilp of the lied Cross. Today the Amerlian Ken cross is known ! nnd reverenced In the remotest parts of the i ,he hanj of merry to those who sre broken ! L 't?r " M-reed, color, nor nationality. It treats suf. ferine friend rtt with equal tenderness : i rr.s5T.akV;Sdil" "'I,'!.??,''.'? i language : its garb is a passport to every mini an iiean; evpu inose wno in tne omer ness of the -rnel war ruthlesfly eons lit to fleetrny H will snon know nutl ttnlerKtanl the bensfieem- of the American- Itert 4'rons. Nt a single Aiufricnn man, woman or child should be denied the privilege and Joy of being a member of the Ked trn. The cost is nominal, onlv one dollar, hnt Cf there be any one rho is unable to ptir his neighbor sbonid i chase a membership and will provide it for him. That Is the i American way. id nnsrraas lei ns an ', Americans Other gifts may be forgot - I ten. but the Red Cross Is not half done, iMore than two million of onr bnvs. the j cleanest, manliest, best soldiers that ever jmarcbed In 'attle line, are still under ' . a linM, lknn.,1,11 miloa trm lw..., - thousands are wounded or sick, some In hospitals, some jn camps, some upon the seas: oiners ere neau. ineir ponies ne in i , distant France: their graves will soon be wreathed in wild flowers, their ileeds are enshrined In the .ore and gratitude of all mankind, bnt at Lome helpless mothers and loved ones weep. All need the comfort and help nf the Ited Cross. , Shall we deny It t them? The stricken'lands'of friend and foe sre seonrged witb hnnger, want and. disorder. They are -already reaching not appealing bands to1". Theln snppllratinn Is a prayer, which "Dollsr-loving America" will answer with a Christmas benedtctioa thru tne Red Cross, lt no one fall to do his duty. Apples, Adv. Potatoes; 720 Kan. Ave.- WATCH OUTCOME OF ATTEMPT FOR ) REICHSTAG HEET Session Dne To Be Held Today Following' the Call. In Defiance 'of the Ebert and Haase Government, - "SOMEWHERE IN BH1NELO" Say Hlndenburg Will Send Troops To Guard Members.' Government Says .Those Who Attend Meeting Are Traitors. Berlin, Dec 19. Berlin la awaiting Konstantin Fehrenbach. In de- fiance of the Ebert-Haase government The meeting was to be held today "somewhere In the Rhincland." The present government which ln tended to summon the reichstag her plater to giveKhe ministry parliament i uary support nas announcea mat any deputy attending the proposed m-v surgent session will be guilty of trea- - son. Wild rumors are afloat concerning the significance of Fehrenbach's move. Jt Is reported that Field Marshal vom Hlndenburg will send troops to pro-. : tect the meeting. j The Ebert-Haase government at- five workmen and two soldiers. Th nVernm.n, h. .,.. - - ... - r-- Initiation calling for volunteers for "people's army.' It also has urged j Cemobilized soldiers not to rm.l. ... ,-.,.v.H ,.f , , (V, employed but to go to the country, where labor is scarce and food mora plentiful. Refuse Any Recognition. Copenhagen, Dec. .6. Dr. Hugo Haase, in an interview with the Ber lin correspondent of the Polltiken, de clared that the present German gov ernment will refuse to recognize th reichstag called by President Fehrea bach. Haase said that If Germany lose. Alsace-Lorraine she will gain German Austria. He said Germany had enough food to last a few months, providing It was strictly rationed. TAKES THE OATH Carter Glass Now Is Secretary of the Treasury. . Judge Hay Administers Obli gation of Office Today. j Washington. Dec 16. Carter Glas took oath of office as secretary of th treasury today. Surrounded by several hundred of ficials of the treasury and other gov ernment departments. Judge James Hay of the court of claims adminis tered the oath. ABANDON dLDCUSTOM Popo Benedict Apparently Will Jjeavs Vatican Grounds. -Rome. Dec 16. That Pope Bene dict Is prepared to abandon a custom of nearly half a century and no longer consider himself bound t remain within the grounds of the Vatican la the firm belief in several ii-in. v, Many incidents recently have led pub lie opinion toward this belief. No pon tiff has left the Vatican since 1871 as a protest against the occupation of Rome by the Italian government. ' Reports that tbe pope won Id leave the Vatican grounds hare appeared many times since the pope lost his temporal power. During the reign of l-ope Jlenedlct tbe ih"'7E-t!i bronffllt ! first last June OOrt 111 Ktiflni.li noB..,..rU, i . - would leave lion,; forlT " T" ASK WILSON TO HELP ', Mid-Europeans Wonld Have Aid in Scttllnz DiftnnlM I . jsitspuics. vyasningion, uec. l. Mid-Euro- ipeans will invoke the aid of President j racial disputes now threatening .hi ! peace of th ioJi i olXV8. ! oritative diplomatic disclosures hera f vouay. S .Fr2B? claims of the Ukrainians and the Poles to eastern Gallcia and ron. flicting aspiration of Jugo-SIavs) and Italians on the east coast of tha Adriatic constitute the Issues Involved. ITALY STILL FAITHFUL "Will Remain Firm Back of PrbtcU pics of Wilson. j fai,hf,il P iA-t wfi . rrma .' La'tn.. Lto Pre"dent Wilson's princl Rome, rec. 16. "Italy will remain premier Orlando declared, lot , addressing the senate todav. ! " ' CHARGE HE KILLED WIFE" - " Koncjmoon of Conplc Followed hj the Murder. Chicago. Dec. IS. Letters to relai tives here of Frieda Welchman telline; of her honeymoon trip with Milo H. Piper held at Muskegon. Mich., on a charge of killing her. were today for warded to- the Michigan authorities. A post card dated Rennselaer, Indl, March 21, 191 . told of her marriaga there. Records of the Methodist Epis copal church there show that a man giving the name of M. H. Piper and Miss Welchman wera married March 21. 1916.