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mas as is possible, under the circum-
There was no cheering in reply, for
some of the men were in no condition
tor cheering:, there was no handclap
iPfne, for most of the men had at least
one hand in surgical apparatus. But
there were genuine, smiles of appre
ciation. Some of the wounded were intro
iocmi to the president by the names
t.he doctors and .nurses had given them.
There "were "T4xas Red." "Tennessee
My," and "Sunny Sam." The last
Suuned was introduced as the sunniest
boy In the- hospital.
Tbapresident saw one lad who came
lt the hospital, eighteen months ago,
with half his face shot away. His
ctoxy was almost too terrible to re
peat, but the president wanted to hear.
Bo the doctors told It to him.
The. boy entered the hospital with so
litUe of his face remaining that his
yes were all that are shown in the
piaster cast. For a year he took all
his food through a tube. Now, by ad-
liTUons from one of his own ribs, a bit
of shin bone, and teeth from a soldier
3ess fortunate, and some scraps of
wdds and ends, he has a face again.
Today he sat up in bed and was
chewing gum. At a distance of twenty
Tee his face looked quite normal.
Await Wilson In London
IJNDON, Dec. 22. President Wil
kmi's arrival in London on a public
holiday makes it certain that there will
bn a great gathering of Londoners to
welcome him. The only handicap to
-won id -be observers is the fact that the
distance from the station to the palace
rs so short that it is likely there will
be. many persons who will be unable
t get places from which they can wit
ness the passage of the royal and
presidential parties. A better oppor
tunity to see the president will- be of
fered the public when the American
executive goes to Guild Hall Saturday,
to receive an address from the lord
mayor of Ijondon. President Wilson
then will traverse the route the king
usually follows when ho visits the city
for public functions through the
Strand and Fleet street and past St.
Paul's cathedral, and returning along
the Thames embankment.
Various public bodies have expressed
a desire to present President Wilson
with addresses, but the president's
time in London will be so encroached
upon for official conferences, that it
is not expected he will be able to re
ceive them. American organizations
in london are anxious to entertain the
president at dinner or luncheon, but
the yalso are likely to be disappointed.
It is expected that the president will
lind time for a short inspection of
some of the American soldiers still in
The diplomatic corps is interested
in the question of precedence, which
will prevail at the slate banquet. The
general view is that the foreign am
hassadom as personal representa
tives of their sovereigns or govern
ments will precede all except the king
and the premier.
Earl of Derby Entertains
PAr.IS. Dec. 22. (Havas) Presi
dent and Mrs. Wilson were guests of
honor at a dinner given last evening at
1he Rritish embassy by the Karl of
Derby, British ambassador. Among
ihe guests were Count Komanor.es,
Spanish premier: Vittorio Orlando,
Italian premier; Baron Sir David Hen
derson, former president of the British
air council: Admiral W. S. Benson,
and Colonel K. M. House. Many prom
inent figures in political life were pres
ent. Following the reception that suc
ceeded the dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Wil
son were escorted to their carriage by
the Earl of Derby and the secretary of
the embassy.
that the president will not interfere in
the domestic politics of Ireland, but
that he would be welcomed to Ireland,
to examine into real conditions and
The meeting at Dublin was presided
over by the lord mayor. The city trades
council co-operated. At the meetings
held under Sinn Fein auspices, the ma
jority of the speeches appealed to Pres
ident Wilson not to overlook Ireland's
case at the peace conference.
Call Wilson Santa Claui
PARIS, Dec. 22. President Wilson is
receiving letters frm all over Europe,
from boys and girls who want his au
tograph. Some want more, seeming to
think that he has brought Christmas
gifts from America.
The president cannot possibly answer
all these letters himself, but to each
little writer an official letter is going
from the Paris White House, express
ing the president's appreciation.
To one seven-year-old boy in Ma
drid, who wrote a touching letter, in
which he said he thought President
Wilson was an international Santa
Claus, the president did send an au
tograph reply.
Gifts of various sorts are being sent
to the president and Mrs. Wilson, from
all parts of France, many of them
homely little presents from peasants,
of their own handiwork. All are being
A noted Parisian artist has sent the
president a volume of etchings of Pre
mier Clemenceau. A sculptor has sent
him a panel in base relief, smybolizing
the defeat of Germany, and inscribed
with a quotation from the president's
"force to the uttermost" speech.
The president's trip to Italy, which
probably will take place some time early
in January, will be more than a visit
to Rome. It is possible that he will
choose a route that will take him, both
going and r-vurning. through some of
the most important industrial centers.
The details of the trip, however, cannot
be worked out until his return from
Ireland Asks Wilson
DUBLIN, Dec. 22. (By the Associat
ed Press) This was Wilson day in
Ireland. Meetings were held in more
than 40 towns and resolutions drafted
hy the Sinn Feiners, inviting President
Wilson to visit Ireland and pledging
him Ireland's support, were adopted.
At most of the meetings constitutional
nationalists joined with the Sinn Fein
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. Dec. 22. American
airmen in France brought down a total
of 854 German airplanes and 82 German
balloons, against an American loss of
271 planes and 4S balloons, according
to 'a report cabled by Major General
Harbord, on December 15, and made
public today by the war department.
Destruction of 354 enemy airplanes and
57 of the balloons had been officially
The total casualties of the American
air service in action are given as 442.
including 109 killed, 103 wounded, 2o0
missing, 27 prisoners and three in
terned. When the armistice ended the fight
ing, the report said, there were 39
American air squadrons at the front.
They included 20 pursuit, six day and
one night bombardment squadrons, and
five army 12 corps, and one night ob
servation squadrons. The total per
sonnel was 2.161 officers and 22,331
men at the front, with an additional
4,643 officers and 28.353 men in the
service of supply. Eight American fly
ing officers were detailed with the
British army, and 49 officers and 525
men with the French forces.
The total strength of the American
air service in France was 58,090, of
whom 6,861 were officers. This was
exclusive of the air service mechanics
regiment, with the French army, num
bering 109 officers and 4,744 men. In
addition to these trained men, the air
service had eight separate schools in
France, where 1.323 pilots and 2,012 ob
servers were under instruction, and
graduations, up to November 11, in
cluded 6,069 pilots and 2,045 observers.
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PINE HURST. N. C, Dec. 22. Walter
Hines Page, former ambassador to
Great Britain, died last night after an
illness of many weeks. Dr. Page's
health began to fail nearly a year ago,
and he gave up his post as American
representative at the court of St James
late in the summer.
Dr. Page returned to the United
States on October 12, and be was moved
directly from the steamer to a hospital
in New York. For a time his condition
showed improvement, but late in No
vember he suffered a relapse. Early
this month he rallied, and ten days ago
was brought to Pinehurst. For a while
he seemed to grow stronger but suf
fered a second relapse last Thursday.
Most of the members of Dr.. Page's
family were with him when death came.
They included Mrs. Page; his daughter,
Mrs. Charles G. Looring of Boston; his
son, Ralph W. Page; and his brothers
Henry A. Page, Julius R. Page and for
mer congressman Robert N. Page,. Ma
jor Frank C. Page, who accompanied
his father home from England, arrived
this morning. Another son, Captain
Arthur W. Page, is now serving in
Arrangements for the funeral have
not yet been completed, but it was an
nounced that services will be held
Tuesday mornin gat 11 b'cldck, at the
Page Memorial church at Aberdeen,
North Carolina.
Dr. Page, who was born at Cary,
N. C, 63 years ago, was appointed am
bassador to Great Britain more than
five years aeo. Before that time he
had devoted himself almost ntirely to
literary work and was the author of a
number of books.
State Department Grieved
NEW YORK, Dec. 22.News of the
death of former Ambassador Page
reached officials of the state depart
ment tonight, from members of Dr.
Page's family at Pinehurst, and it was
received with the deepest regret. The
department will send an official rep
resentative to Aberdeen to attend the
Without experience in the diplomatic
field until his appointment by Presi
dent Wilson to the court of St. James
in April 1913, Dr. Page soon manifested
to the satisfaction of the state depart
ment, that the diplomatic business of
the government in Great Britain safely
could be entrusted to him.
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
AMSTERDAM, Dec 22 The Dussel
dorf Nachrichten says that the confer
ence held at Berlin to discuss the new
constitution of Germany agreed on the
folowing fundamentals:
An elected president, to be head of
the government, with powers midway
between those of the president of the
United States and the king of Eng
land; parliamentary principles to gov
ern the president in forming a cabinet,
which will be assisted by delegates of
the federal republics, to the so-called
statenhaus, which corresponds to the
American senate; the statenhaus, how
ever, must not interfere with the inde
pendence of the individual federal re
publics, which will number 14 of 15.
The participants in the conference
included Hugo Haase, state secretary
of the interior. Professor Peters, Pro
fessor Max Weber of the University of
Heidelberg, and the Austrian minister,
Hartman, all well known authorities
on constitutional law.
CLEVELAND. Dec. 22. Judge John
C. Cowin, 72, former Cleveland lawyer
and intimate friend of fqymer Presi
dents McKinley, Garfield and Haye3,
died todav at his home in Omaha, ac-
The attitude of the unionists is cording to a telegram to relatives her.-.
SAN FPANCISCO. Dec. 22 Anony
mous letters, threatening the lives of
the Chinese directors of the China Mail
Steamiip company, have been re
ceived by each of the directors, it was
revealed today at a meeting of the
board, following the murder last night
of Fong Wing, one of the directors.
Recent tong wars have no connec
tion with the shootinng. Alexander M.
Garland, assistant to the Chinese presi
dent of the company, said today. He
believes the murder would be traced
to certain disgruntled stockholders.
Receipt of the anonymous letters
closely follows announcement of a re
ward of $10,000 for the arrest and con
viction of the instigators of the crime.
CHICAGO, Dec. 22. Choice of
Charles M. Sohwab for next president
ofrthe United Statee was voiced at a
banquet, given by the Chicago Machin
ery club to 750 plant superintendents
and other representatives of 750 ma
chinery construction and metal work
ing concerns. Partisanship was not
VLADIVOSTOK. Tuesday, Dec. 17.
(By The Associated Press) British
and French officers have so far man
aged to prevent a clash between the
Semenoff and Kodchak forces here, but
no definite results as to, adjusting the
controversy have as yet been reached.
They have been vigorously supported
by the Japanese, who have sent a sharp
message to General Semenoff, warning
him not to interrupt railway traffic. In
the meantime, Franco-British efforts
have been directed toward inducing
Admiral Kolchak not to send an expedi
tion against the Semenoff forces, and
to annul his order dismissing General
Semenoff from the army.
The situation at Omsk is obscure, but
efforts are being made by the powers to
prevent further disorder there. Traf
fic over the trans-Siberian railroad is
disorganized, and only special trains
are able to reach Omsk.
There seems to be a possibility that
John F. Stevens, chairman of an Amer
ican commission of army experts, now
in the far east, will be chosen to head
an organization to bring order out of
the chaotic conditions on the trans
Siberian railroad. Japan and the Unit
ed States are negotiating with this end
in view. The work is being handled
by-Ambassador Morris at Tokio.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. Under the
spur of war. mineral production in the
United States reached the unprece
dented value o $5,010,948,000 in 1917,
exceeding by 43 per cent the previous
record made in 1916, the geological
survey announced today in its final
report for the year.
The Increase in value was . $1,496,
976,000. Blast furnace products (pig
iron and ferro alloys), copper, coal and
petroleum contributed 74 per cent of
the year's total calue, and 88 per cent
of the increase in value.
Metals established a new value rec
ord and represented 42 per cent of the
mineral production.
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On a Piano
The spirit' that hits your heart around Christmas Eve and
Christinas morning that carefree, happy thoughtfulness
for your neighbor, relatives, strangers, friends can be made
to live throughout your home all the year 'round a little
music will do.
Music and happiness are one. That's why we invariably
whistle or sing when our hearts are at ease and happiness
holds full sway over us -
A piano in your home or a Kimball will make every day
Christmas dav for vou and all the family.
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BERLIN. Saturday. Dec. 21 (By the
Associated Press). The action of the
Polish government in ordering that
elections be held on, what is construed
here to be Ge.rma soil, has stirred the
Prussian government to counteraction.
The inhabitants of the districts in
volved have been informed by the
Prussian ministry of the interior, that
any participation in the election may
be regarded as high treason, and that
any acceptance of official mandates
from the Poles may be punished under
the law regarding impersonation of
The authorities at Allenstein have
published a warning in their official
organ saying:
Any organization of Polish elections.
or furthering them, or drawing up lists
of electors or candidates, or conduct
ing propaganda, is high treason. '
All officials have been, ordered to
arrest any person -committing any of
the specified acts, and the workmen's
and soldiers' council will co-operate in
the work.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 22-. Lieuten
ant Halver V Perry, accused of the
murder of Captain Abram Posner, 21st
infantry, near Camp Kearny, is to face
a courtmartial there tomorrow He has
been in jail here
According to a purported confession.
Perry took the captain in his auto
mobile the night of December 1, osten
sibly to drive to camp, but went, in
stead, to a lonely spot where he fired
two shots into the captain's body He
left the dying man beside the road
and drove to Los Angeles, in which
vicinity he was arrested the following
According to his alleged confession.
Perry shot the captain because of his
supposed overbearing attitude
Lieutenant Perry formerly lived at
Elizabethtown, Tenn ,
PARIS, Dec. 22. (Havas). The first
election to the new German national
assembly are symptomatic of what the
final results will be, says a dispatch
from Berne to Le Journal. In the
Duchy of Brunswick, where the min
ority party had assumed power, the
defeat of the bolsheviki was crushing.
In Mecklenburg and Anhalt, where the
majority party was in control, the
bourgeoisie also came out victorious.
PARIS, Saturday, Dec. 21. More
than 3,000 graves of American soldiers
will be decorated on Christmas day
by the American committee for dev
astated France. In the region between
Laon and Chateau Thierry, where the
graves will be decorated, the commit
tee will also provide a Christmas fes
tival for 6,000 children Christmas
stockings, filled with candy, toys and
games sent from America, will be dis
tributed, each child, in addition, being
given some article of clothing, mittens
or a muffler.
Two hundredchildren. who have re
turned to the ruined village of Creey,
will receive complete outfits of cloth
ing, so that they will be able to re
turn to school. The committee is also
arranging Christmas festicities at
Laon, Soissons, Paris and other French
OCCUPATION, Saturday, Dec. 21.
(By The Asociated Press). American
patrol boats, each armed with a ma
chine gun used by the marines at Sois
sons, or in other drives, are plying the
Rhine. The Rhine-American fleet con
sists of 12 boats, ten patrol craft, one
supply boat and the "Prussian," which
is being used by General Dickman.
The Prussian was requisitioned from
the head mayor of the Coblenz dis
trict and is one of the finest steam
yachts on the Rhine. .
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president of the Russian ecumenical
council; Alexander Getoff and Con
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named members of the mission are
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I Kussian pontics, i-roiessor' iuuukoie
represents the center party, while. the
other three belong to various parties
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sador at Washington; Michel De Giers,
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The purpose of the mission is to
set the aspirations of Russia before
the various peoples, and to enlist their
help to check bolshevism and relieve
the famine now raging in central Rus
sia. Professor Milukoff frankly told
the Associated Press that the mission
had not been appointed by the gov
ernment "There is not any government in
Russia which can speak for all Rus
sia," he said. "We represent the vari
ous political parties and are doing
what we can to get entente assistance
in restoring order."
' Replying to a question as to how or
koff said: '
"The opening of the Black sea makes
it much easier for the entente powers
to check the anarchy in the Ukraine
and "!n soviet Russia.
"The presence of the allied navies
has steadied the situation, but the al
lied troops are necessary to check the
movement ot bolshevism southward,
and to relieve the appalling famine in
bolshevik territory. Help should be
immediate. If it is delayed until
spring, hundreds of thousands of per
sons will perish and greater disor
ganization will ensue.
"The Black sea affords access to the
most populous and richest sections of
Russia. Consequently relief expedi
tions through it would be easier and
more effective than would the Arch
angel and Vladivostok movements."
The attitude of the entente powers
toward Russia in the peace conference,
so far, seems wholly undefined. The
American delegntes say they do not
know whether Russia will be allowed
represetnation at the congress. Pro-
the mission and the Russian ambas
sadors were hopeful that Russia would
be granted a voice, but that they were
without definite information.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
Basel, Dec. 22. (Havas) Denial
has been received here of a report that
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Villaine,
chief of the French commission, sent
to collect evidence concerning the con
flict between the Ukraine and Poland,
had been shot and killed by Ukrainian
soldiers. The report originally came
in a telegram from Lemberg to the
Polish bureau at Lausanne.
RnLSurviv dm i ir.c
fesso? ftlilukoft said. 1iu locmbers-dJC'tiliexa.
STOCKHOLM, Saturday. Dec. 21.
(Havas). Advices received here from
Petrograd say that the Spanish em
bassy recently was entered by the bol
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