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Today?Fair. Tomorrow?Proba
bly fair.
Highest temperature yesterday.
IS; lowest, 37.
You will find the best DRA
MATIC SECTION in Washington
in today's Herald.
Secretarial Force to Aid
American Delegates
President Expected to At
tend Only Opening Ses
sions of Conference.
The announcement of the Ameri
can Commission lo Negotiate Peace,
the naming of the secretarial force
and the issue, of directions to the
Party as to arrangements for their
sailing from New York resulted
Jesterday in much fre?*r discussion
"t the status or international prep
arations for the great congress.
Jt was established yesterday that
*1 the exchange of advices on the
attitude of the powers on the ques
tion of the number of delegates to
compose the various commissions,
the following tacit understandings
were reached:
I>eelde 14 ueMlons at lam.
Before the Peace Conference is
called an understanding as to what
% fundamental questions are at issue
between the allies and th?f United
States and the Central Powers is
Sach an understanding will be
reached by the allies as soon as pos
sible after the arrival in Paris of
the allied delegations and will be
embodied in a protocol setting forth
the call to the congress signed by
the envoys of the nations.
The call to the congress will set
forth not only the questions to be
passed upon, but also will define
the method of procedure, the date*
when sessions will be held and the
rules to govern the office of the
presiding officer.
Germany and Austria and Turkey
will receive no notification of the
congress until the protocal is
.loin Other* in I'nriM.
This, in brief, is the program as
now outlined and as it will remain
until President Wilson and his fel
low-delegates join Col. House and
Gen. Bliss in Paris.
One other fact governing the future
action of the nations appears clearly
determined, although no official con
firmation is obtainable. It is gener
ally presumed that the (^ongresm. un
der the terms of the protocol, will
determine onl^ tlie questions neces
sary to the consummation of peace
between the central powers and the
victorious nations. OfficW ' incline
to the belief that such questions as
a league of nations, freedom of the
seas and other international dictums
will be reviewed and determined at a
later congress to be held at The
Hague or at some other neutral cen
To the minds of social science stu
dents the i?eace congress will be only
a preliminary to the chief business
which civilization faces as the result
of the war. It is held that the inter
national declarations to be forthcom
ing from the second congress will
express the lessons which humanity
has accepted from the recent grew
some studies and the forthcoming
peace congress will be valuable main
ly as it harmonizes the minds of the
men who undoubtedly will play the
major parts in the secortd conclave.
Secretarial Force Named.
In addition to Prof. Charles Seymour
and Prof. Clive Day, of Yale Univer
sity, it was announced yesterday that
the secretarial force of the American
< Commission will consist of Joseph C.
Grew, Leland Harrison and Philip H.
Patchln. Dr. James Brown Scott and
David Hunter Miller will be technical
advisers in international law and Dr.
S. E. Mezea will head the specialists
In political science and trade rela
tions who will accompany the com
mission. William McNeir will be dis
bursing officer and S. Y. Smith the
draughting officer.
Mr. Grew has served at American
embassies in Cairo. Mexico City. Pet
rograd. Berlin and Vienna, from which
last station he was recalled to Wash
ington to become a counselor, in Fel>
ruary of last year. Mr. Harrison has
k served the State Department at
? Tokyo. Peking, London and Bogota
Aand has been concerned with Latin
^Lxmerican problems in recent years.
?Mr Patchin has had a wide exper
ience as a newspaper man in foreign
^wervice and has been chief o' the In
? telligence Bureau of the State De
Dr. Scott has been prominently as
I sociated with the law school* of the
University of Southern California.
University of Illinois. University of
.Chicago. George Washington Univer
sal ty and the Columbia Law School.
lie is secretary of the Carnegie En
dowment for International Peace at
War Boards Insist on Ban and All
Brewing Stops.
Brewing of beer stopped at midnight
last night. At a conference of the
representatives of the Food and Fuel
Administrations, the War Industries
Board and the War Trade Board yes
terday refused unanimously to rttfem
menl to the President that the ban
be lifted.
The order stopping brewing was or
iginally made to save fuel, grain and
transportation facilities. The fuel and
transportation situation has been
cleared up but there is still a short
age of coarse grains, and with the
dally needs a* acute as they are. the
conference decided it would be un
wise to lift the restrictions.
A further element in the decision
was the fact that the ban could not
be lifted in equal fairness to all brew
ers. Those who had lived up to Its
advance order are now out of malted
barley, while some of the larger
breweries, particularly some who have
been under scrutiny by the alien prop
custodian, have large supplies of
ma'ted barley on hand, hoarded de
spite the advance notice that all must
he consumed by today Kxtenslon of
(he open season- for brewing would
benefit them to the exclusion of the
?rewen. who played fair with the gov
President to Address Joint
Session at Congress
????? i
Resent Their Ignoring by
Chief Executive in Nam
ing Delegates.
President Wilson will go before
the two houses of Congress at 1
o'clock tomorrow to deliver his an
nual message amd to give whatever
information he may desire on his de
cision to head the American peace
delegation to Kurope.
Arrangements for the joint ses
sion were made yesterday upon re
ceipt of word from the White House
that the President desired to appear
in person before the Congress.
Neither Senator Martin, the Demo
j cratic leader, nor Speaker Clark, to
I whom this request was communi
cated, was advised as to what the
i President might say on the subject
of his trip.
i Senator Hitchcock, chairman of
I the Foreign Relations Committee, is
likewise in complete ignorance as to
whether the President will discuss
his reasons for going abroad. It is
possible, but not believed probable,
that the President might ignore Con
gress completely so far as any ex
planation of his purpose is con
j cerned, as he did in making up the
I personnel of the peace delegation.
?ome Are- Hontlle to Plan.
For many reasons the address of the
! President and his appearance before
the houses of Congress are looked
forward to as likely to be the most
notable in his career. In the first
place it will be the first time that any
1 President of the United States has
addressed Congress on the eve of a
I trip to a foreign country*. In the sec
I ond place strong evidences prevailed
yesterday that his decision to go
abroad has provoked a sentiment
which if not openly hostile is at least
out of sympathy with his declared
Senator Cummins expressed his dis
approval of the President's action by
announcing that tomorrow he will of
fer a resoiution for a comittee of #*ur
Democratic and four Republican Sen
ators to go abroad and keep the rest
of the Senate informed as to what
transpires at the peace table.
| Senator Hiram W. Johnson, in a
I statement issued to the press, ex
pressed himself more forcibly, as fol
" "There is no God but Gon. and
Mahomet is H* Prophet.' In selecting
himself as the head of the five Amer
ican deleagtes to the peace confer
ence. President Wilson has named
himself five times. We can not but
admire the courage of the President
in saying to 105,00n.0?0 of out people,
?I am the only American fit to sit
at the peace table.' "
falls Action Typical.
Senator Watson said:
"The President's action in entirely
overlooking the Senate In naming his
peace delegates was to be expected.
Republicans believed, however, that
he would follow the precedent to the
extent of naming a regular Republi
can as one of the commissioners. In
naming Mr. White he has followed
the same policy he always has fol
lowed when the appointment of mi
nority party members to office was
j Senators Demand Cause for
Delay of Losses in
Investigation of the manner in which
the casualty lists fVom abroad have
been handled Is to be made by the
Senate Military Affairs Committee, be
ginning next Monday. Senator Cham
berlain. of Oregon, chairman of the
committee, is on his way to Wash
ington, and is expected to arrive here
; today. He telegraphed ahead calling
the committee together for the inves
The particular subject under in
quiry before the committee will be
that of the long delay in acquainting
relatives of the death or wounding of
the m^n abroad. Senators complain
that their mails are swamped with
letters of protest and appeal from
parents and other relatives in all
parts of the country on this score.
Two Moiths Delay.
In many cases, it is said, a delay
of two months has intervened be
tween the date of the casualty and the
time when the relatives in this coun
! try are informed. Parents complain
i bitterly in their letters to the Sena
i tors over this state of affairs.
I The committee will endeavor to
j learn whether the# mails or the cables
! are at fault or whether the delay Is
! occasioned by the system in the War
I Department itself.- Secretary Baker
I and other officials of the department
i probably will be called before the
committee to explain the reasons for
j the delay.
Discharge of Soldiers
On Own Request Ordered
J All army commanders in the United
States have been instructod by the
' War Department to discharge enlist
i ed men upon their own application
when there is sickness or other dis
tress in the family or when the men
are needed in an essential occupation.
No men who enlisted prior to April,
1917, are eligible under the order.
The War Department also announc
ed that upon application enligted men
who have completed training for
commissions shall be given commis
sions In the Officers' Reserve Corps.
"I Told Truth,
I Hid Nothing,"
McAdoo Insists
! There was made public at the
I office of Director General McAdoo
yyesterday, the following extract
I from an address delivered by him
| at Chattanooga. Tenn., November
; 28. 1918:
-"I have felt, my friends, that
it was necessary for me to retire
from public life for the reasons
I gave in my letter of resignation
to the President, and because you
are my friends 1 will say what I
have not said anywhere before?
it was not a pleasant thing for
me to speak frankly to the Amer
ican people about my personal
affairs. I did not like to do this,
and yet I felt that as the Ameri
can people had shown their con
fidence in me by entrusting me
with high office, I owed it to
them to be frank.
"The reasons I stated in my
letter to the President are the
exact reasons for my resignation,
j There are no other reasons. I
J have been in office ?s Secretary
of the Treasury for almost six
years, and 1 can say truthfully
that 1 have never yet lied to the
American public, nor have I ever
misrepresented anything to tht*
American people. I would not,
for all the fortune of the ages,
misrepresent anything to the
American people.
"If there is one thing that a
man entrusted with great respon
sibility owes to his country, it is
to be square with the people and
to tell the truth all the time.
"When our politicians learn that
it pays to always be on the level
with the people, we shall elevate
j America by elevating politics in
1 Names "Unknown Woman"
as Co-respondent; Movie
Star Is Silent.
New Rochelle. N. Y.. Nov. 30.?Mrs.
Betty Fairbanks was awarded an in
terlocutory decree of divorce from
. Douglas Fairbanks, moving picture
star, today. To the surprise and dis
appointment of many who had fol
lowed the marital difficulties of the
couple the co-respondent named by
Mrs. Fairbanks was designated merely
as "an unknown woman."
The Indiscretion* eompla<n. d of wnco
re*Jd to havo oeenrred in a house in
Thirty-third street. New York, where,
according to one of the witnesses, said
there was to be a party of beautiful
Mrs. Fairbanks in her first an
nouncement of her separation from
her husband named a well known mo
I tion picture actress, but when she was
asked today whether she had named
the young woman she said:
"I did not. I do not know th*? name
of the woman who is mentioned in the
suit. The papers speak for themselves.
I do not desire any more publicity
than necessary."
No alimony is mentioned in the de
cree. but It is understood that Fair
banks has agreed to make his wife
a generous allowance. In her petition
she said his income from his contracts
was more than 810.000 a week.
Defense Not Entered.
Fairbanks did mot enter any de
fense. Before the trial fie had made
a general denial of the charges. The*
two principal witnesses Were an actor
and a motion picture director.
When the story of the separation
of the actor and his wife first be
came public Fairbanks denounced it
| as German propaganda designed to
offset the effects of his campaign for
the liberty loan in company with the
young woman who was mentioned by
Mrs. Fairbanks in her announcement
of the separation. Mrs. Fairbanks
however, met this denial with anothei
i statement in which she declared her
husband had admitted his love for
another and that she had decided not
to stand in the way.
"If they love each other." she said.
"I cannot understand why they do
not openly acknowledge it. 1 am
doing the only thing that seems right
for me to do."
Mrs. Fairbanks is a daughter of
Daniel J. Sully, the cotton broker.
The couple were married at Watch
Hill. R. 1.. July U, 1907. They havo
one child, Douglas Jr., who Is given
to the custody of his mother under
the interlocutory decree.
i Every Member of U. S. Forces to
Gel Bronze Symbol.
! Senator Pittman's resolution author
I izing tho President .to cause to b?
struck bronze medals commemorating
the winning of the world war and the
valor of our military forces, will be
the first bill to come before the House
of Representatives when it convenes
j tomorrow.
| The medals will be presented to the
officers and men of the U. S. land,
sea and air forces as a memento of
their glorious achievements, and as
an expression of gratitude on behalf
| of the government and people of the
United States.
President Wilson has approved the
bill. The President is authorized to
appoint a commission to select a form
of design for the medal.
Hungary to Intern Hun Troops.
Copenhagen, Nov. Jl.?The Hunga
rian government, after consultation
with Berlin, has decided to intern
170,0(10 German troops of Mackensen's
command, according to dispatches
from Budapest.
Liebkneckt Uses Ex-Kaiser's Bed.
The Hague. Nov. 30-Uebknecht.
the German "Red" leader, is now
sleeping in the former Kaiser s bed.
HoHweg Blames U-Boats.
Berlin. Nov. M.-Bethmann Hollweg
i puts the chief blame for the world
hatred of Germany on th? U-boat
? policy He assails pan-Germans, and
admits "sins of our general behavior."
Premier Announces He
Will Ask for Separate
New Republic Rallies Sister
I States to Crush Auto
cratic Power.
I Zurich, via Paris, Nov. 30.?Kurt
Eisner, the Bavarian premier, has an
I nounced that he will open negotiations
tor a separate peace.
This ia a new and important step
in Bavaria's program to rally around
I'm the newly-'ormed German re
publics, including German-Austria, and
??f,ce 1>rU88ia as the dominant power
'Ithln the shattered empire, making
*iunkh the capital instead of Berlin.
. ,, n!*r to(,a>' aPl?ears the etrongeftt
individual leader anywhere in Ger
many and his government the most
stable. The former' newspaper re
w*1? rose to the premiership
or the former kingdom overnight.
Plans to take the fullest advantage
of the virtual isolation of Prussia
which he brought about.
< rurfal Moment at Hand.
?r. 1 Jte8t explanation given In
Munich for the rupture of diplomatic
I relations between Bavaria and Berlin
fis that Uindenburg refused to accede
!k ! Viarli.a <Jera*n<* to resign, and
that the Berlin government refused
Hi ?T ? a ,*"th,as Krzberger and
, * ? ' ? Solf, the two "imperialists
clad in the mantle of democracv."
tLT formal and .tuned
abdication decree which wa? published
today, failed to calm the troubled
*" " wa* expected to do.
William llohcnzoilern in the decree
signs away "forever" hi* right* to
the crown of Prussia and the rights
_ t,erman imperial crown.
There haa been a nation-wide
and in fact, a world-wide clamor
J"1' '"V" Pro"' "i?i black and white"
mat thf former monarch wa* done
with the crown and with all inten
tions to reseite it. But now that it
has been given and published at
, 'aft, it seems to have given little if
any strength to the Ebert govern
merit. The cruelal struggle now on
J is that between Bavaria and Prua
sia. and it Is in no way affected by
J the abdication decree.
*>ws Tainted, Warning.
Th? all overshadowing fact is
th;it from the outset of the revolu
tion Bavaria and the eUie* ' South
| German states determined that
Prussia shall never acain rise to a
dominating position in the Affairs
of Germany. Some of the North
Gemian states are thoroughly in
sympathy with this aim and in the
almost general support outside of
Prussia itself lies the tremendous
strength of Eisner's position.
"The German wireless stations
I are disseminating tainted news."
says the Berliner Tageblatt in an
I article warning the press of the
| world not to placo-any reliance in
the outgivings of the German wire
| less stations, which it says are con
, trolled by the Radical group.
Burleson Fixes Schedule on
Installing New
A new schedule of telephone in
stallation. connection and changed
rates, effective today, considerably
modifying existing ciftrges. was an
nounced for all companies under
Federal control by Postmaster Gen
eral Burleson yesterday.
The necessity for conserving labor
|and material has been relieved to
some extent by the cessation of hos
tilities, says Mr. Burleson, thus en
labling him to modify the previously
I ordered rates.
That a return to the old practice
of absorbing the cost of new In
stallation* and changes is not con
[tempfated Is shown by Mr. Burle
j son's statement that experience has
i shown that these costs should be
borne chiefly by the subscribers for
[whose direct benefit they are made.
A uniform schedule of charges is
I therefore adopted, he announced.
New Rate Charged.
A charge of $3.60 is to be made for
installation of individual or party
line service, and the same amount
| for each extension station connected
j with any class of telephone service.
The same charge is to be made for
| each trunk line connection of a
private branch exchange and J3.50
; additional for each telephone con
nected with the private branch ex
Another charge of $1.50 is to be
| made to cover the directory, ac
i count, circuit and switchboard ex
penses where equipment Is already
in place on subscribers" premises.
These charges are to be in addi
tion to installation charges involv
ing unusual cost, but def not apply
to service known as "service sta
tions" or "switching service." nor
to "public telephones" or "public
pay stations" established by the
wire service, but do apply to semi
public. guaranteed or rental pay
Tax New Subscriber*.
The subscribers must pay these
charges when they make application
for service.
Three dollars is to be charged
for moving a telephone set from
one place to another on a sub
scriber's premises and a chaise
based on cost of labor for moving
other equipment or wirinp. The
same charge is to be made for a
change in the type, of telephone set
These charges are not to be made
if~the changes are required for
proper maintenance of service, or
because of a change in class or
grade of service, and must not ex
! ceed in any case the service -on
nection charge.
I Brisbane's "Friends and
Backers" Continually '
Lauded Hun Cause.
Circulars Printed in Ger-|
man Advise ^ticking to
Fatherland Customs.
Identification of the brewers' cause
with that of the Kaiser was con
tinually emphasized by agents of the
brewers' association to bring the
German-American element into the |
tight against prohibition.
Translation of appeals sent out by !
agents of the United States Brew
ers Association during the prohibi-1
tion fight in the fall of 1914, sub
mitted by Maj. E. Lowry Humes,
counsel for the Senate Judiciary,
subcommittee investigating the fi
nancing of the Washington Times
and the propaganda work of the
brewers in general, contain repeated
reference to the "Fatherland" and the
struggle the German people were
making against "falsehood, decep
tion, slavery, and despotism."
The fight against prohibition in,
thiw country is fought, one circular
declares, "against the same puritani
cal spirit that has forced the weap<>0
into the hands of our people in the
old Fatherland.' All such circulars
were published in German.
Hull)' ( nil to Ciermwn*.
In August. 1914. Dr. Keller, agent
of the United States Brewers Asso
ciation, and vice president of the
German-American Alliance, issued
an appeal from the Indianapolis of
fice of the alliance calling the at
tention of the German-Americans to
"the great battle in your state."
"Although this battle is not to be
fought with the sword." the appeal
declares, "it nevertheless implies the
plans of right, justice and the true
freedom over falsehood, deception,
slavery and depotism. the same puri
tanical spirit that has forced the
weapon into the hands of our people
in the old Fatherland. It must be
defeated also in the election in your
Later in the fall, in October. 1914.
an appeal was made by Dr. Keller
entitled, "A Solemn Word to the
jCerman Voters of Ohio." It called
!attention to the "machinations of the
j, 'jLearii from th^bcrohi example
ofXhoiw ?n h*? old fatherland." th*
Germans are warned, "and fight as
a united body, with one heart and
( one soul."
??Remember Drgtarhtam" Is Slogan.
1 "A solemn Word in Solemn Times"
congratulates German-Americans on
the reecnt victory ^achieved by the
I liberal element in Ohio, but warns
j them that "the hypocrites and spirits
of darkness yill not cease their ef
| forts." They are called upon to
unite; to remember their* "Deutsch
tum," their native language, and the
example of their racial kin in Ger
many "now facing a world of ene
mies." They are called upon to unite
for the preservation of their customs
and freedom, "to be one in German
hearts and spirits."
The superiority of German "kultur"
is continually emphasized in the ap
peals and the importance of main
taining the customs and language of
the "Fatherland" pointed out as the
first duty of loyal ex-subjects of the
"A last word to the German voters
of Ohio in this severe and critical
time," is the title of appeal for the
German population to enter the fight.
"If you wish to break a path for
German customs," they are urged,
"then you must first speak German
"I Would Rather Die," Writes Dor
othy Guinon Be>are Taking Gas..
"I would rather die than suffer an
other breakdown." wrote pretty Dor
othy Guinon, 2T?-year-od yeowoman
in the Navy Department, to her
mother Friday afternoon. Then she
went into the bathroom of her home.
1717 T street northwest, locked the
door and turned on the gas.
It was several hours before her
mother found the note. The bath
room door was smashed in, but the
girl was dead.
Seven years ago Miss Guinon. then
a student at Central High School,
suffered a complete breakdown, fol
lowing an attack of spinal menin
getls. Recently her nerves hegan
troubling her again and she believed
her symptoms presaged another col
lapse. She had been despondent, her
mother said, for weeks.
Coroner Nevitt gave a verdict of
Subscribe $794,172,500
Treasury Certificates
Subscriptions to the Treasury certif
icates of indebtedness, which closed
j November 27, totalled $794,172,500, Sec
retary McAdoo announced yesterday.
The subscriptions by Federal Re
serve districts were as follows: Bos
ton, $88,729,000; New York, $350,847,500;
Philadelphia. $29,283,500;. Cleveland,
$112,500,000; Richmond. $12,458,000; At
lanta. 111,487,000; Chicago. $103,828,000;
St I>ouis, $17,109,500; Minneapolis, $10,
220,500; Kansas City, $7,443,500; Dallas.
$12,103,000, and San Franciaco, $38,164,
Former Crown Prince Reported at
The Hague, Nov. 30.?Former Crown
Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria is now
in Hoiiand.Tiavinff escapcd across the
frontier in mufti with one companion.
He !s reported to be redding tem
porarily. incognito, in Amsterdam.
200 U'-BAats Lost
London. Nov. 30.?Germany lost 200
out of 360 U-boats during the war,
according to late calculations.
Lady Premier
For 'Tight Isle,1
Is Prediction
l.<ondon, Nov. 30.?"It Is quite pos-!
sible we may have a lady prime min- |
ister before the century ends." said
Admiral Lord Jellicoe, who command
ed the Grand Fleets early In the War,
when addressing the Nelson Memorial
Day luncheon.
Dazed for a moment, his fashionable
audience quickly rocked with laughter.
But the admiral drove home Wis point
that the British Navy league educa
tional work should be extended to
schools for girls in addition to the
boys' schools.
Lord Jellicoe declared the naVy had
preserved not only the British em-1
pire, but the whole cause of civiliza
| tion. He added:
"When the war is over there will
I be further limelight on the deeds of
I the. British mercantile marine. With
I out the mercantile marine the British
j navy could not have achieved the
I great work it has done."
850,000 HOME
! Great Fleet Expected to
Return 1 50,000 Men
from .Overseas.
Approximately SSO.OOO men will he re
leased from the army before Christ
according to figures riven out
today by Gen. Peyton C. March. Chief
of Staff.
Of these men about 700,600 will come
from American camps, the remainder
being transported by a gieat fleet of
transports and battleships from
French and English ports.
To date the army has designated 649,
' *' **len in American camps for dis
(charge, and 3,4.11 officers and 79
men in France. The men in this coun
try will be released at the rate of
1.000 a day from each ramp, and It is
Planned to transport during Decem
ber from 150.000 to 17S.?nr, from the
foreign stations.
Ketam WoMndrd First.
As far as possible the first men re
turned will be the sick and wounded.
The r<.,urt, of these men cannot take
Precedence oyer all others, however
because Of the small number of prop
"?ly-^ulpped hospital ships. Arrange
f>r in fcr ,he tran?
d^-k" puM,nan ,ra,na ,h
docks to the army hospitals of the
Star. "r" "W'd ?f
before release from the service
Revised casualty figures of the
American army leeched from cjen
kTmI5S losses
Killed m action, 26.J63.
IMed of wruiwN i joi
Died of other iu?si? i
nied of disease. 16.034
Miasiqg in action. 14,30
Prisoners (approximately) 2,-W
Keve?rrK ? diVidcd ? follow,:
"rUK?d' undertr rmin
ea. 43.16S, slightl}-, 92.036.
Award American Crom?rm.
#l,D~a~Vlso """ounced that by order
of President Wilson the d?st,n,??h
oL ?e'?hhrr"" b" conferred by
(,en. Pershln?- upon Gen. Bliss Lieut.
<**na. I.tggett and Bullard and Mai
I^ DIckman. McAndrews and Har^
army estimates for the
cost of the War Department for the
OOO^mOM toFt ? h?"1 CUI from 0?.
ogo.ow.uoo to less than K,000.0?..000
Interest in the conference given
March yesterday centered
tr^ be o" /" ?f ,r00tW' a" P'?n*
tavf.lT I*,.?"1' ,n m,ny ciu<-? for
J?>rul holiday celebrations. Gen
Slarch fearful that necessities of
the situation in France might bring
sudden changes In the army's plans
for demobilization was charv of
discussing the probable order in
which the troops would be sent
bark to this country.
He stated, however. that the
Thirty-ninth Division, composed of
Mississippi. Arkansas and Ix>ui.iiana
National Guard units. Is first on the
list, although it may be preceded
by the Seventy-sixth, which is the
New England National Guard Di
vision and the Kighty-sevcnth. com
posed of the Mississippi, Arkansas
and Ijouisiana National Army men.
I It is hoped that by speeding up
| the reconverting of some cargo
boats that enough transports can be
mobilized soon after the first of
the year for the army to attempt
the transfer to America of about
300,000 men a month.
f.lat From I'rrsklng.
j III addition to the divisions named
| as being in line for early return. Gen.
March gave out the following list of
I units designated by Gen. Pershing:
i2d A. A. Bn.. .135th F. Art.. 59th F. A.
I Brig. Hdq.. 337th F. A.. 339th F. A.,
1163d F. A. Brig. Hdq.. 125th F. A
} 127 th F. A., 144th F. A.. 73d C A.
74th C. A.. 115th T. H. Bty.. 3d A A."
|Bn.. 4th A. A. Bn.. 5th A. A. Bn 6th
A. A. Bn., 7th A. A. Bn.. 14th A. A.
(Btty., 15th A. A. Btty.. 16th A. A.
,Btty? 17th A. A. Btty.. 136th F. A.,
100th Am. Train. 33Sth F. A.. 161st
F. A. Brig.. 331st F. A.. 332d F. A.,
333d F. A., 311th Am. Train. 56th F a'
Brig.. Iicth F. A.. 117tb F. A., llsth
F. A.. Hq. 40th Art. Brig. C. A. C?
Hq. 6T.th F. A Brig., 143d F. A. Regt.
145th F. A. Regt.
109th Engineers. lS6th Amb. Co..
136 F. H.. Hq. 39th Div.. 39th Div
Hq. Tr.. 77th Brigade, 153d Infantry
Regt.. 154th Infantry Regt.. Hq. 65th
Brigade. 155th Inf. Rert.. 156th Inf
Regt.. 140th Machine Gun Bn., 141st
i M. G. Bn.. 14id M. G. Bn.. 114th Tn.
Hq. & M P.. Hq. 76th Div., 76th Div
Hq. Train. 151st Brigade. 301st In
fantry Regt.. 302d Infantry Rent..
152nd Brigade. 303rd Inf. Regt.. 304th
Inf. Regt.. 301st M G. Bn.. 30?nd M
G. Hn.. 303rd M G. Bn.. 301st Tn. Hq
& M P . 301st Sn. Tn.. 304th Amb
I C6.. 304th F. H.. 5th A. A. M O
j Bn., 11th A. A. M O. Bn.. llth A.
i A. M. G. Bn., 42d Art. Reg. c.
A. C.. 43d Art. Regt. C. A. C.. 52d
Art. Regt. C. A. C., 53d Art. Regt.
C. A. C.. 8-603 (Cablegram), 109th
Am. Tn. (An. drawn). 309th Am. Tn..
Hq. 33d Brig. C. A. C.. Hq. 36th Art
Brig. C. A. C.. Hq. 37th Art. Brig,
c. A. C.. Hq. 159th F. A. Brig., 316th
F. A. Regt., 32<th F. A. Regt.. 327th
F. A. Regt.. Hq. l?2d F. A. Brigade..
512th T. M. Battery. 4?th Art. Regt
C. A. C.. 47th Art. Regt., C. A
C. Hq. 63d F. A. Brig.. 137th F. A
Regt., 138th F. A Regt., 13Sth F
A. Regt.
IUOi Am. Tn. (less Mtr. Bn.). 64th
Am. Tn. C. A. C.. 13th Anti-Aircraft
Bty , 46th Arty. Regt. C. A. C.. (1st
German Civilians Deceived
Concerning Terms of
Armistice. . . I
German Soldiers, Blood
Lust Over, Think Only
of Getting Home.
With the American Army of Occu-J
pation. Nov. 30.?(By courier to Nancy* 1
?While our advance puard reached1
the ancient city of Treves (Trier) on i
the Moselle nearly a week ago. -the!
main force* of Gen. Dickman's army ;
are still outside of Germany proper.
Word to crow into Rhenish Prussia
is expected momentarily, however.
The Germans have withdrawn their
r*-ar &uar<t< from the Moselle and t
Sauer Rivers. German guards no,
longer are ported on the bridges at j
Bellendorf. Kchternach and Wlndoa j
The roads leading to Treves and
Cobient* are badly congested and a j
swift movement en miw> into Ger
many by American troops is conse
quently not looked for.
From our advanced poet*, who are
in direct touch with the German in- ;
habitants, we learn that the populace
of the Rhlneland ha* been led to be
i lieve allied and American troops are
goinr to occupy vast stretches of
Germany. The armistice terms appear
to have been misrepresented to the
German people for no such large scale
occupation is contemplated under the
Withdrawal Diflealt.
The Germans are making all possi- |
ble haste in withdrawing from the (
, regions which must be cleared under
i the armistice terms, but they have
great difficulties owinc to the conges
| tlon of the roads. Head horses and
.wrecked vehicles litter the main ave
nues of retreat. There is reported to
j be considerable confusion among the
(German Sixth and Seventeenth Armies
; passing through Cologne, and the
| Fifth Army crossing the Rhine near
j Coblentx.
Hlndenburg, from his new headquar
jters at Wilhelmshoehe. is co-opemting
I with the local workmen's and soldiers*
| councils in his attemots to maintain
I order and discipline. The German sol
diers ?*? evidencing a strong desire
to get home as quickly as possible
Th? German civilian population's
main worry now is about food, and
all the Germans believe the sooner
the army gets home arufc peace taruatfe
the sootier wll?. the food conoUlon*
be ameliorated.
C sta Praised.
Msj. A. T^. James. chief of the
American press division, has issued
the following statement:
] "I wish to thank the correspondents
| for the faithful performance of their
j duties. They have played the game
i fairly and *o have the newspapers
J and magazine? in the T*nited States
i which you represent. Thanks to the
Joint work of the censors and cor
respondents the American public has
been given a splendid portrayal of
the operations of the American army.
"No event In history has been more
faithfully, more accurately and more
truthfully reported."
BOY AND $8,000
District National Seeking
Leroy T. Buckingham,
1 7-year-old Messenger.
Detectives and police of Wash- I
ington and nearby cities are con
ducting a vigorous search for 17
year-old Leroy T. Buckingham, a
runner for the District National
i Bank. Fourteenth and G streets
'northwest, who disappeared Friday
Jnoon with more than $8,000 of the
i bank's money in a satchel.
I The police are inclined to believe
that Buckingham has been the vlc
. tim of foul play. His record up to
j this time is spotless. Buckingham,
who lives near Kensington. Md.,
j went away with his satchel to col
lect money from various banks,
j which did business with his em
j ployers.
He failed to return. Telephone
[calls made from the District Na
il tional Bank to other bankp disclos
ed the fact that young Buckingham
had been there, collected the money,
j and departed.
The bank officials then held a
' consultation. In the meantime
''every effort was being made to
Ii locate the boy and the money. So
It trace of either being found. the
1 bank officials decided to inform the
i police. Four detectives were as
signed to the case, but up to a late
hour last night, no trace of either
Buckingham or the money had been
Of the missing money, only |2.(KK)
was in cash, the rest of It being
paper, which the bank officials be
lieve would be dangerous for a thief
to negotiate.
Peace Reports May Be Delayed in
Although previously announced
' through the Committee on Public In
I formation/ that there would be no
press c eKeorship'over the cables dur
ing the p^ace conference. Postmaster
General Burleson yesterday made for
mal announcement that no discrimin
ate as to the use of the cables w*uld
be permitted.
"Press matter at press rates." he
said, "will, where possible to do so.
not be shunted aside but handled
promptly as not to impair its valu?
as news "
Praifcat Attemdt TWe?ter
Preaidemt and Mri- Wilaon attend
ed B F Keith'i Theater laat eve
ning. They were accompanied by
Mri Wtlaon'a mother. Mrs W. H.
Boiling. Uiu Bertha Bolllug. and
John Randol?lL Boiling.
Actual Signing, However,
Not Expected Until
Next Spring.
Allies to Reach Agreement
and Then Force Germans
to Accept.
Pari*. Nov. 3r>._ December 16 ha*
definitely set as the date oa
whioh the preliminary conferences wfB
begin between President Wilson an*
Premiers Lioyd George. <lemenc?au
and Orlando.
The projrram thus far oeveiopeA i
warrants the belief that the four na
tions represented by these men Will
a*ree updn the main points of peace
before < hristma* The smaller na
jtlons are then expected to be oon
| suited as to the details.
I Germany will not be called In beforw
late in January, it is believed, and
[then only to hear the results of the
| allied-American deliberations and to
sujrreet modifications.
Meanwhile the armistice will hava
, to be prolonged and that question Is
already being ? onsidered No difflcul
I ties are looked for on that *cor?.
'.J*1* .r""*1 "*??"* h?""- t? that one*
the allies and America have sjrreed
on the main points thev win impose
the peace terms upon Cermany with
little discussion. It seems ihrwwa
that the central powers' M ttlemeot
or their own governmental and social
problems will have a considerable
bearing upon the final peace treotr
nrBratrsi \Ulla Hhw.
Premier Clemenceau confened with
Col. House at the latter ? i.edflde thi.
afternoon it tj,e ,,rst official
visit of its kind the colonel ha* been
, able to receive in weeks. Two daya
I ago he had sufficiently recovered front
of *nfluenim to take a .-hort
?alk. but a relapse net In shortly
afttrward and bis physician bade htm
to exercise the utmost care sine* ha
? a till very weak.
CoL House's physical condition
maJcea it improbable thi t he will at
tend neat week s canfof anlr(j
| leaders in London prec dinj tie peae*
preliminaries. Premier dementea)
? leave* for London lata this eveoinr
or early tomorrow, and It i* b h-ved
I he called u|?o the A me near. d. ...gato
| 'or the prirpose of gathering a clear
outline of the latter'* views on th*
tuojecu rio v di'cussrd at tha
Ltownteg strVet ccnfahx.
weathfc- is iir.neding iha
colonel's recovery and t.e is con
strained to rtwrw h? sirenrth
] ior the confr rf-fire proper. Messrs
! Hoover and Hurley h,v, made rW
j pmW calls at his residence to dis
cuss the food and shipping profc
?'?rtnaaewe Arrive.
The Portunu-s, peace delegation
* tud,> u first
i full delegation to roach Paris. Del
egates of the other nation:- w.ll be
| Bin to arrive early n< xt week By
? tacit understanding the various rep.
I resentatives have arranged it so
they will arrlv? here just prior to
i the opening of the prel minary con
I ferencc so as to avoid even the
; semblance of shaping mitiment for
J or against certain Issues that will
come up at the wold congress.
France s peace delegates are ez
; pected to be named on Premier
, Clemencaau'a return 'rem London.
Name of the delegates are making
I extensive reservations at Versailles
which is taken as proof that theall
| Important work Is to be dons at
J the foreign office on the <;ual
I d'Orsay with only two or three
plenary sessions including the Anal
ratification at Versailles. Premier
Commutes Choir Bov'i
Fate to Life Sentence
j Albany. N. T.. Nov. 30 -The death
sentence of Paul Chapman. Brooklyn
i choir boy, who was convicted of oom
pllclty in the murder of Harry Ke
Kensberg. a rl^ar store proprietor, wm*
today commuted to life imprisonment
I by Gov. Whitman.
The Governor expressed his belief
; In the puilt and sanity of the de
j lend ant and said he acted only b?
Ij cause of hie youth. Chapman was be
tween 16 and 17 years of ag-e when
the crime was committed.
Proposes Commission to Fix Blame
for War's Start.
Amsterdam. Nov. so?Germany. In
a note to the allies, proposes the
creation of a neutral commission to
investigate Who ia guilty of pre
cipitating the war.
The note, which ia transmitted
through Switzerland, proposes that
all belligerents be asked to plar*
their secret documents bearing on
the subject at the disposal of the
I commission.
Ckarres Ex-Kusrr with Murder
Paris, Nov. 30.?A formal charge of
murder has been lodperf against the
former Kaiser by Mnv> Prienr. whose
, husband lost his life when the steam
1 ship Sussex was torpedoed by a Ger
; man U-boat.
. .
Blames Berlia for War.
Zurich, vis Paris. Nov so _|n a
speech at Munich Premier Eisner de
clared Berlin caused the war and
that the Berlin foreign office was
now fomenting a counter revolution.
Extradition Discussed
London. Nov. JO?The British cabi
net is meeting here to oonsider the
question of the former Kaiser's ex
Major Straight Scriouiy QL
Parla. Nov. 30?Ma) Wlliard D
Straight la seriously in here with
^?1 Hoaon Fock.
Parla. Nov JO-King (George, w*r>
has just arvtred here has Vytowd
the Order of Merit oo Poch

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