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. AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-NINTH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 14, 1918' "12 PAGES VOL. XXIX., NO. 175 THE PRES. WILSON'S m TO PEACE dimic I m r i ii n r LAW mULUUL Requires Specialists On Commmission Opposes Congressional Committee To Urge Small Body Of Efficient Men Spurred On By National Commer cial Organizations Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON". Nov. V'.. President Wilson has under consideration the appointment of a reconstruction com mission to develop a comprehensive program for the nation's conversion I mm a w ar to a peace basis. The commission would be advisory rather than executive in functions and the plans developed and co-ordinated , by it would be carried out hy existing Gov ernment departments and agencies. As now considered the commission would be representative of commercial, industrial, labor, agricultural and so cial interests: its membership would be small and it would deal with all phases of the great problem of easing llie country from war to peace. To Demand Specialists. The president is understood to op pose the plan of a congressional com mittee preparing a reconstruction pro gram. He is said to prefer men who can give their entire time to the work and who have made special studies of economic and social problems. The president is said now to be considering what emergency legislation may be necessary, before the government can proceed systematically to turn all re sources of the country to peace time production. How to shut off further war pro duction without closing plants, throw ing men out of work and causing financial strain, is the most immediate reconstruction problem facing the government. Hundreds of telegrams of inquiry reaching government de partments today disclosed anxiety of business men over this question and offered many suggestions. As a clear ing house for such suggestions, the reconstruction commission would aat. Kstablishmcnt of such a board was recommended to President 'Wilson by Trofessor O. M. V. Spraguo, an econo mist of Harvard, who has conducted (Continued on Page. Two) 1NEIJI IK Honor Of Phoenix Is At Stake In Present War Work Campaign To The Captains And Their Teams In The United War Work Drive Thus far in the United War Work drive Phoenix has raised but little more than half its quota. A number of country districts have already exceeded their quotas. The little city of Glendale has exceeded its quota of $3,000 by $800 and is now working for (4,500. I earnestly call upon all woakers to drop their own affairs today and do their utmost to have more than $40,000 raised by tonight. The good name of the city is at stake. Those who have not yet given can help the workers by giving promptly and liberally. Let's out Phoenix over the top with a rush. Committees have been appointed to solicit the employes through their employers for pledges of from one to two days' wages. We hope by this means to raise a considerable sum toward the city's quota which is in great danger of not being filled. Let every employing firm in town register 100 per cent today. DAVE GOLDBERG, City Chairman. Although their ranks were thinned by illness, the workers for the United War Work campaign drive in Maricopa countv are going steadily on with the work.' Only about half of the county quota lias been raised, althuugh several other counties have already raisd their full quotas. i . . The women workers in the residence districts, under the leadership of Mrs. K. V. Icwis are turning in over $1,000 dailv, but big sums are needed. Some, subscribers are cheerfully doubling their subscriptions and offering to work to secure other subscriptions. Glendale, Madison, Liberty, Buckeye and Enterprise, have already gone over the top. Mesa is handicapped by the Illness of its chairman, O. S. Stapley, and several of his workers, but the re maining workers, with a fine spirit of service, declare that Mesa and the ad joining districts will reach their quotas before the gong sounds. Buckeye Best Record The rntire I'.uckeye valley has the best district record to date, averaging over' '"0 per cent for all the school distri'-ts and w ith a star record of 9K per cent collected in cash. Tho Baby Hut where Mrs. Donald Dunbar ami the members of the Flying Squadron are in charge, picks up many dollars daily from generous passers-by. and is looking for a star record in the next few days. Harry Herz, the newsboy, came across cheerfully yesterday with a sub scription of $25. and many workmen vrsterday contributed two days' pay, following the example set by the rail road employes in Pima county. County Chairman Heard of the L'riied War Work campaign, said last evening: Spirit of Service "The workers are giving themselves to the cause of raising the money for our boys with a really wnndertul spirit of service. The work of . toe women workers is inspiring, anil rven with the tremendous task ahead n;' us I stiil be lieve that if the gifts ar- made in n generous and liberal spirit .Maricopa county will stilt go ovr the lop. al though tonight we only have a little more than half the money raised and the only really large subscription we could count on, that of the Slandaid Oil company, is already in. "I now have 16 members in the $500 or more club, and hope to locate at leant ten more members before the cam paign closes next Monday. (Continued on Page Scven.f" Deputies Ask For Trial of Teuton Kings PARIS, Nov. 13. (Havas Agen cy.) Several members of the cham ber of deputies today proposed in the chamber a resolution requiring the government to enter into an agreement with the other allied governments for the trial of all for mer rulers who were responsible for the great European war. Under the resolution, the extradition of the rulers would be required, no mat ter in what country they have taken refuge. o LIST HOW IS 71,330 Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Nov. 3. Off icials here estimate that the total casualties of the American expeditionary forces in the war will not exceed lOn.oiio, includ ing the men killed in action, wounded, died of wounds, disease, accidents and the missing who never will be ac counted lor. Some of these who have tiecn missing probably will be ac counted for when the prisoners are re turned from Germany. It was said today that it probably will be several weeks before the record of casualty can be comnleted. It is re garded as almost certain that many of the casualties in the recent heavy lighting by the first and second Ameri can armies, have not yet been reported. Lists also must be compiled of un reported American casualties in British and French hospitals especially from among the United States forces brig aded with allied units. Deaths from wounds also probably w ill be reported for some time, while lisW of slightly wounded being sent by couriers may be delayed. Total Casualties 71,390 The daily lists tor several days have consisted of approximately 1,100 names daily. Secretary Baker has indicated that a considerable number of reported casualties remain to be given out. but that these will be released as rapidly as newspapers can hand.e them. An unolficial tabulation of published casualty lists, including these of No vember 12, show s a grand total of 71, 3B0 men. Careful estimates made to day, based on knowledge of the battle conditions faed by the first and sec- and armies in the days immediately pre ceding cessation of hostilities, and on the average lists heretofore, lead offi cers to believe that all unpublished and unreported casualties will not exceed ,10.000. Estimates Viased on previous records fix the total marine casualties in France at less than 5.000. SHDRTSALESOF Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. Spec ulative short selling of cotton on the New York and New Orleans cotton exchanges was prohibited today by the committee on distri bution. Bona fide hedge sales against the purchase of cotton are permitted on affidavit from the seller, but no selling orders from foreign countries, except in liqui dation of long contracts, are to be executed. Charles J. Brand, chairman of the committee, notified the presi dents of the two exchanges this morning by telegraph. He said later that the committee's decision was precipitated by undue short selling, yesterday, of speculative interests, who took advantage of the situation created by the cessa tion of hostilities to force prices down two cents a pound. - Tonight Mr. Brand issued a for mal statement declaring that spec ulative activity in , cotton at this time is unjustified. He said: "The world's requirements of cotton to meet its increasing de mands for clothing will hence forth be on a continuously ascend ing scale. Based on reports to this committee from the various foreign countries, we estimate their re quirements and probable imports of cotton under present conditions, to be over two million bales in ex cess of last year's takings. "Europe is almost denuded of ( cotton and cotton ooods. The po tential bu- :nq power ef the world.' which will be aided and hastened by the establishment of the neces sary credits, will quickly assert itself. The end of the submarine men ace, the monthly increase in new tonnage and release of ships now fulpplyinq the allies, together with freeing munitions space. Mr. Brand said, will greatly increase tonnage available for cotton exports. EXPECT CASUALTIES WILL TOTAL 100,000 COTTON STOPPED NEW ARMY PLAN IS c FflRMIII ITIIUG (111 It X i unmuLni iiiu u1" ni BASIS OF TRIIil Efficient Men To Be Re tained Many Temporar ily. Commissioned None Unwilling Kept In Service Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. Plans for the reorganization of the war depart ment and the army now are in formu lation by the gneal staff and soon will be before Secretary Baker. Orders for actual breaking up of the army cannot be promulgated until these plans are completed, as the demobilization pro gram is dependent to some extent upon the adoption of a reorganization policy. The secretary has indicated new leg islation will be necessary to carry out the reorganization and is expected to lay a definite program before congress at the earliest possible moment. Existing law -authorizes the main tenance of a regular army of approxi mately 37.1,000 men. While it is not possible to forecast the number of American troops that must be em ployed in Europe after the peace trea ties have been signed, military men believe the authorized regular estab lishment cannot provide an adequate force for all purpose at home and abroad. Of the 3.700.000 men now under arms, probahly not more than 100.000 are un der obligation to serve beyond the res toration of peace. There were 7.000 officers and about 120,000 men in the regular army when war was declared. Expiration of enlistments, however, probahly has served to reduce this con siderably and all war time enlistments are for the war period only. Many Temporarily Commissioned Thousands of the officers now in service are on temporary commissions In the regular establishment. These commissions were issued for a definite period of years and the men might be held, although the general attitude of tire department would not indicate any intention of holding sjieh officers against their will, when the war emer gency has passed. The number of men necessarv to he maintained in Europe probably 'will he worked out by General Pershing's staff and since similar calculations for the United States and its possessions are being made here, it is expected that the size of the army for which it will be necessary to provide soon will be ar rived at. The general staff's recommendations (Continued On rage Two) IS STOP POO ISS REJOICING WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN FRANCE. Monday, Nov. 11. (By the Associated Press). Celebrations of j tne signing of the armistice were gon i ernl today and tonight over the entire j front held by the French troops. The I demonstrations were participated in by soldiers and citizens in liberated ! villages. I At Chimay war correspondents passing through the town were taken for allied army officers and were drawn into the processions and com pelled to join in the singing of the allied national anthems. "For four years we have waited for this day," the people shouted. "Just think of it, the Germans have gone! v-nimav win never see another day like this." Crowds gathered in front of the French colonel's headquarters and joined hands, danced, sang and cheered the French, British and Americans in turn. Hidden stores came forth from most unsuspected places, as the rejoic ings went on. Meanwhile ereat columns of French troops and convoys with supplies filed along the roads leading into Belgium, with the same methodical regularity as during the days of pursuit. Huns Make Prisoners Help. Early today the same road taken by the envoys was followed in opposite direction by two French soldiers, who perhaps, were the last two captives to escape. They had been taken prisoners in battles of July on the Chateau Thierry salient and were kept just be hind the lines. During the entire re treat they saw the declining phases of Germany's military power. They were able to confirm the impression that lack of transportation equipment was one of the causes of the final break down of the great fighting machine. With American and British prison ers, the men took the places of horses and motors that were lacking and dragged back heavy guns in the suc cessive retreats to the Belgian frontier. They witnessed the gradual crumbling of the marvelous organization, that in spite of the dwindling of'equipmont and constantly diminishing facilities for movement, had maintained order in the withdrawal of troops and ma terial, nearly to the last minute and prevented i the retreat from turning into an immense military disaster. Fireworks Emblazon Hearers. Fireworks displays went on all night long. They were Witnessed from a convoy of seven powerful motor cars that made a halt at Guise about 8 o'clock in the evening, to replenish the gasoline reservoirs. In the.lead of this convoy and in the rear " were French cars, while the other cars bore on their sides the imperial black eagle. At the sight of this unmistakable mark of iedntity, crowds ot French soldieTs gathered around the convoys to get a sight of the Qerman envoys who a few hours before, had signed the document- mat released tnem irom tneir naru work of war. Only the younger officers alighted in the mud during the replenishing operations. The gathering crowd watched the other cafs in order to catch a sight of the notable members of the party, but in vain. Not a shout or even a loud remark was heard from the crowd of onlookers. The incident passed in such grave quiet on the part of the French that the low conversa tion of the German officers gathered around the' cars was audible. When the big machines rolled away in the mist toward Belgium, the throng broke up without once having lacked consid eration for the represontatires of the fallen power. m mm SILENT - ROOSEVELT SAID TO BE GETTINB NEAR RECOVERY Republican A. P. Leased Wire . auvWh ilvxsT 13D-phys;- cians?atiiu.,.a . . sodore Roosevelt, who is at Roosevelt hospital here, suffering from sciatica and rheu matism, said tonight that he had passed a comfortable day and that - his progress toward recovery could hardly be more favorable. o : LONDON. Nov. 13 (British w ireless service) King George on the signing of the armistice sent a message of con gratulation to I'resident Wilson and thanks to the people of tho United States for their aid in the war. Presi dent Wilson cabled a reply of warm appreciation. The king's message follows: "A this moment of universal glad ness 1 send you. Mr. President, and the people of your great republic, a mes sage of congratulation anil deep thanks in my own name and that of the people of this empire. It is indeed a matter of solemn thanksgiving that the peoples of our two countries, akin in spirit as in speech, should today be united in this fcieatest of democracy's achievements. I thank you and the people of the L'nited States for the high and noble part which you have played in this glorious chapter of history and free dom." . President Wilson Replies I'resident Wilson's cablegram said: "Your generous and gracious mes sage is most warmly appreciated and you may rest assured that our hearts on this side of the Atlantic are the more completely iilled with joy and satisfaction because we know the great partnership of interests and of senti ments to which we belong. "We arc happy to be associated in this time of triumph with the govern ment and people on whom we are so sure we can count for co-operation in the delicate and difficult tasks which remain to he performed, in order that the high purposes of the war may be realize -id established in the reign of equitable justice and lasting peace." STEEL INSTITUTE ES CONTINUED 0, S. SUPERVISION WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. Continu ation of government supervision of the steel industry during the period of readjustment to peace conditions was recommended today by the steel committee of the American Iron & Steel institute at its' first meeting w ith the war industries board since the signing of the armistice. Optimism over the industrial and labor outlook, as affecting the steel industry, during the transition from war to peace, marked the conference. The belief was expressed that there should be no abrupt alteration of price or wage levels. The chief purpose of the meeting, it was announced, was to preserve "in dustrial stability" and the discussion covered general trade conditions, na tional and international. After the conferences officials, in explaining The steel committee's recommendation for continued supervision by the war in dustries board, aid that if price con trol were abandoned and the price of steel decreased, those who stocked up with raw and semi-finished materials at the fixed price could not compete with those who could go into the mar ket with lower prices prevailing. On the other hand, if the price should in crease, manufacturers with stocks on hand would have an advantage. Gov ernment supervision and price control, it was explained, will prevent any such conditions and stabilize the. industry until it is on a peace basis. This formal joint statement was is sued by Chairman Raruoh of the wa'r industries board, and Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the steel corporation, after the meeting: Urge National Supervision. "The discussion followed general lines regarding trade conditions, both of national and international nature, and with the main purpose of pre serving industrial stability. "The iron and steel institute com mittee, in the course of its suggestions, made emphasis upon the point that a continuation of governmental super vision of industry for the present, was highly desirable. It was agreed that many changes in operating conditions of the steel mills will be necessary In the transition from war to a peace basis. Some, cancellations and adjust ments hi war contracts will follow, but owing to the removal of many re strictions Imposed on non-war indus tries, and the immediate demands of such industries, and a probable re sumption of federal, state and munici pal employments, which had been temporarily suspended, and the de mands from abroad for foreign con struction, which are already taking definite shape, it is believed that the transition can be accomplished in an orderly and systematic way. "The. discussion was entirely in formal, and was characterized chiefly by a spirit of co-operation between the board and the industry that was as strong as that which existed during the war pressure. "Further information is to be gath ered and collected for the use of the war industries board for its further conferences with this and other indus tries." . TURKS FIGHT AS TARTARS LONDON, Nov'. 13 The national council has received a telegram saying that two Turkish divisions had aban doned their Turkish uniforms and were fighting as Tartar troops and bom barding villages in the region of Kara bagh, which the Armenians are defend ing. The council has asked the entente t occupy Armenia immediately. GEDFIGE OF BRITAIN 1 POES. WILSON EXTEND GREETINGS E TO OF (rompers And Secy. Wilson Aim At Union Of Men To Forestall Repetition of World Cat as trophies Republican A. P. Leased Wire LAREDO, Texas, Nov. 13. The or ganization of the workers of Mexico and Central and South America and the formation of a reciprocal confeder ation of all the union bodies of America was urged today by Secretary of Labor uliam B. ilson and President Gom pers of the American Federation of La bor, in addresses to representatives of the countries south of here. The forma tion of such a confederation, it was pointed out by President Gompers, would be the first and chief step in tle organization of the forces of peace and humanity, that would forever prevent a repetition of the attempt by forces of autocracy and imperialism, to catch the world napping and impose their will on all nations. Governor George W. P. Hunt of Ar izona also addressed the visitors, say ing the Mexican laborers had been tried by fire and proved their depth of character in the Arizona strikes of 1915. Consider Pan-American Body The committee on credentials was named today, and tomorrow morning the pan-American conference will be organized and plans discussed for the creation of an ail-American federation of labor. The chief direct purpose of the con ference is to consider plans for a pan American congress, to be held in the near future, and to devise some way for the immediate organization of the Mexican workmen in this country, of whom there are said to be more than a million, many of them .working in the crafts requiring much skill and training. The genera! purpose of the confer ence is the promotion, in every way. of the relations of the United States with Mexico and the American republics. Mexican Delegates Welcome Secretary of Labor Wilson, repre senting the president of the United States, and Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, 1oday walked to the boundary line at the center of the international bridge and welcomed into the United States a delegation of the representatives of or ganized labor in Mexico, with whom they will undertake the formation of a pan-American confederation of labor. General Reynauldo Garza, commander of the new Laredo garrison, of the Mexican army, accompanied the labor delegation into the United States. "We wanted the right to work out our destinies." said Secretary Wilson, "unimpeded by the mailed fist of any autocrat. tnd we insist that all the peo ple of the earth shall have the same nght. Achievement of democracy is not the end. but only the means, to accom plish the end. And the end to be at tained is the working out of our own problem in accordance with our own hearts and consciences and ideals, and rot by the methods of someone a hove." The achievements of the United States in giving to every citizen a voice in the government. Secretary Wilson continued, had been effected chiefly by the development of the free public school system, compulsory school laws and free text books. Good Will Alone Sought President Gompers assured the vis itors that the unions of the United States, in urging a pan-American con tedration, wanted nothing from the other American countries but their good will. "There is nothing in our proposition to exploit your countries nor to exploit yur peple." he said. "Be cause the forces of exploitation, of im perialism and autocracy have been so thoroughly organized throughout the world, the kaiser was able to plunge the world inlo war. Because the forces of love and humanity were not organ ized, the kaiser believed he could con quer the world. "The laboring men of America rea lized 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-perative and sympathetic agreement of the working people of all American coun tries in order that we shall bo able to live in peace and amity. "Nor do we believe in alienating our selves from the laboring people of other countries. We believe in the restora tion of the international labor move ment after peace has been completely restored to the people, even in the countris we have conquered, so they will have the opportunity of living un der the peaceful governments we will have helped to establish." T FLOUR PUT Republican A. P. Leased Wir-.- WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. Regula tions requiring householders and bak ers to purchase 20 per cent of substi tutes with each purchase of wheat flour were withdrawn today by the food ad ministration, effective immediately. Substitutes already purchased, and for which millers, dealers or bakers do not find a ready sale, will be pur chased by the grain corporation of the food administration under plans now being formulated. The coarser grains, r.ow being used as flour substitutes, will be placed on the market as animal feeds, of which there is a shortage. Although wheat bread may now ap pear on the American table without re striction,' the food administration an nounced, it will continue to advocate conservation in the use of flour. The relaxation of wheat regulations, which have been in effect in various forms since last January 2S, was ascribed directiy. in a statement issued by the food administration tonight, to the military armistice. It was pointed cut that the Medien-anean sea now is safe for commeteial transport and that the European nations can draw again on the large wheat supplies of India and Australia. With cargo ships re leased from military service, it was slid, it also will be possible to tap ac cumulated supplies in the Argentine. LABOR COIFED PROMOTE WORKERS m BACK ON THE TABLE Sugar States'" Get An Extra Sweet Quota Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. In crease in the beet sugar producing states and in the cane producing territory of Louisiana, of the household sugar allotments, from three pounds to four pounds monthly, per capita, was ordered today by the food administration, effective December 1. At the same time, public eating places in these sections will be permitted to in crease their consumption from three pounds to four pounds for every ninety meals served. For the remainder of the coun try, it was stated, the allotments of three pounds monthly, per capita, for households, and three pounds per ninety meals for public eating places, will be continued for the present, at least. The increase for sugar produc ing states was granted, the food administration advanced, because of the lack of cargo space for over seas shipment, together with in sufficient storage facilities in this country. o Republican A. P. Lessees WireJ NEW YORK, Nov. 13. The will of Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage, who was the widow of Russel Sage, was filed for probate today, disposing of an es tate valued at about $50,000,000. Of this $8,000,000 is bequeathed to her brother, Joseph Slocum. The bulk of the remainder of the estate is divided among other relatives and a large number of charitable, educational and religious institutions. Bequests to public institutions are both specific and residuary, some 60 being made in sums ranging from $10. 000 to $125,000 and also in the form of 52 equal parts of her residuary estate. The largest specific gift to any insti tution is $125,000 to the association for the relief of respectable aged indigent females in this city. To the Northfield schools. Middle bury, college. Rutgers college, Syracuse university and Hampton institute, specified bequests of $100,000 each are left, the same amount also being given to the T. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A. in New York city. Smaller sums are left to various hospitals, churches, mis sion societies and charitable aid organ izations. Remembers Many ' Colleges In the residuary legacies, the largest goes to the Russell Sage Foundation; .which receives seven parts of the resi duary estate. Syracuse university is left two parts, as also are the Metro politan Museaum of Art and the Amer ican Museaum of Natural History. Among educational institutions which are bequeathed one part each, are Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth. Am herst, Williams, Barnard, Bryn Mawr. Vassar, Smith and Wellesley. The residuary estate is estimated at approximately $35,000,000 which would make each of the parts into which it is divided worth about $700,000. Among other institutions which will share in the residuary estate, receiv ing two parts each, are the Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian church, and Women's board of foreign missions of the Presblterian church. o Late Foreign Neivs Republican A. P. Leased WireJ BASEL, Nov. 13. A dispatch from Berlin says Grand Duke William Ernst of Saxe-Weimar has abdicated in order to prevent civil war. The dispatch adds that republics have been proclaimed in Wurttemberg and Hesse. The new government in Baden has been constituted under the presidency ot tne socialist, Herr Jeis. The former Grand Duke William Ernst, is 42 years old. Saxe-Weimar is in central Germany in Tburingia. Among the important towns in the grand duchy are Weimar, which is the capital, and Jena, the famous univer sity town. COPENHAGEN, Nov. 13. Lieuten ant Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, husband of Bertha Krupp, and head of the great Krupp steel works, fled to Holland with the former German kaiser, accordlnq to a dispatch received by the exchange Telegraph company. A disnatch from London on Nov. 10 said that Lieutenant von Behlen und Halbach and his wife had been ar rested by revolutionaries, who were in control of Essen, where the Krupp works are located. COPENHAGEN, Nov. 13. A general strike was arranged for Monday at Vi enna, according to dispatches from that city. One of the features was to lie a great, demonstration in front of the parliament building where the national convention was sitting. LONDON, Nov. 13 The allied fleet arrived off Constantinople today, hav ing passed through the Dardanelles Tuesday, the admiralty announces. British and Indian troops occupying the forts paraded as the ships passed. COPENHAGEN, Nov. 14. (Thurs day) Prince Henry of Prussia has been discovered at the castle owned by Duke Freiderich Ferdinand of Schles-wig-Holstein at Eckenfoerde, according to dispatches received here. He de clares himself in accord with the new regime in Germany. COPENHAGEN, Nov. 13. The for mer German crown prince is with his troops at the front, according to a dis patch from, the semi-official Wolff bu reau of Berlin, received here. FRISCO TO LIFT BAN IS. SHOE'S WILL DIVIDES MILLIONS m COLLEGES SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 13 Orders of the local board of health prohibit ing public gatherings during the period of the influenza epidemic will be sus pended here next Saturday. Gauze masks must be worn, however, until all danger has passed. Churches will re open Sunday and schools on Monday. The death list in this city due to influenza was given as 1,702 and total oases 23.300. Material improvement throughout the state is reported. i, M irs i PLANS Tl ATTEND THE KM. KM Risk lis Too Great, Say Some Lansing Expected To Bear Brunt of Work No Encouragement For Solf Understood War . . Council Has Paved Way For Quick Session WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. President Wilson was said today to have given no indication as to how he regards the suggestions from high sources in F.u- N rope that he attend the great comet -ence w hich is to re-establish the peace of a war-torn world. Most -ot the president's advisors, however, are understood to consider I that acceptance of the invitations would invoic oeeuicss nsn cwiu n uuiu o-ii; no purpose that could not be accom plished through the delegates who will be appointed to represent the American government and who will be in constant.' communication with Washington. Should the president decide to attend the conference and some of those usu ally well informed say he has an open mind on the subject that fact would not mean, in the belief here, that Sec retary Lansing would be a member of the American delegation. It was said! that upon Mr. Lansing would fall much of the weight of the heavy tasks con-, nected wrtti American participation in the conference, not only by virtue of; his high rank, but also because of his w ide experience in other international conferences and arbitrations. Ante-Conference Unlikely The proposal of Dr. Solf, the German foreign secretary, for a preliminary peace cenference had not reached Washington in official form tonight, but it is understood there is little prob--ability of its acceptance. Such a con ference is regarded here as unnecessary and as likely to complicate uselessly the work of the general conference when it is held. Ostensibly, Dr. Soil's proposal is based upon the urgent need of Germany for food and oiher supplies, but it is pointed out that these conditions will be dealt with by the United States and the allies in advance of the peace con feTT.nrc. nmler the general pledges con tained n -the-armistice and given by the supreme war council at Versailles. . Further assurance on this subject is given the German government by Sec retary Lansing, who, in a note handed, today to the Swiss minister in reply to one from Friederich Ebert. the German chancellor, said the president is rcariv o consider favorably the supplving of foodstuffs to Germany and to take up1 the matter with the allied governments, cpon assurances that public order will; be maintainc! in Germany and an equitable di.i . ibution of the food is' guaranteed " ' ' Solf's Purpose Suspected In' Some quarters here it is suspected that Dr. Solf's real purpose is to have, the- preliminary -conference dispose of political. matters, such as the future of the German colonics and trade relations between the contral powers and the na-, tions with which they had been at war,: in the hope of being thus able speedily to re-establish German foreign trade. All of the old treaties of amity and commerce under -which international' trade has been conducted between the warring nations, automatically have; been destroyed by the war. and it will be necessary to provide a whole new. fabric of trade treaties. The peace conference may signify its own ideas as to how these shall be framed, but it will remain for the in dividual nations to give these ideas' concrete form in special treaties. Council Prepared the Way The supreme war council in Ver sailles did more than consider the sub-i jeet of armistices, and it is now learned that for a long time preceding the final collapse of the central powers much study and attention was given to thei suoject ct final peace in all of its rami- (Continued on Page Two) Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, Nov. 13. A dispatch to thei Central News from Amsterdam says William Hohenzollern, the former Ger man emperor, took a walk this morning, accompanied by officers. Later he went, motoring, followed by a car containiiis Dutch officials. The correspondent says the ex-em-' peror appears to have resigned himself to his new life. ; Two enormous motor lorries arrived j today with the Hohenzollern baggage.; which consisted of a large number of trunks and cases. Held Up at the Border AMSTERDAM, Nov. 13. (By the Associated Press.) The Nieuw Rotter-, dam Courant publishes the following! account of the former German emper or's entry into Holland: "At about 6 o'clock Sunday morning nine, automobiles, carrying armed offi-; cers, drew up at the Dutch frontier' WILSU WILLIAM TAKES A W II MORNING near Lysden. ADutch sentry refused ! to let .them pass. He told the party it! would have to wait until the customs offices opened at 1 o'clock. "A member of the group, stepping for ward, announced he was the .German i kaiser. This had no effect, and the Dutch sentry replied the kaiser could ; not pass until he had orders to that effect from his commanding officer. "And so the party waited, the fowne'r. kaiser talking to some peasant on - lookers. At 7 o'clo'ck the party went i through'the formalities of internment.! "While strolling about the Eysden ! station platform, according to another, correspondent, the ex-kaiser talked ', volubly about his country estates,; farms and horses. He told how he, taught the people to save by presenting every child born on his estates with a savings bank book bearing a balance of ten marks. He jestingly remarked to i a Dutch captain that ataptain's was the , "worst job" he knew. He still spoke of i the German army as "my sokjjcrs,"