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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-!NTNTTII YEAR ' 8 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1918 8 PAGES VOL. XXIX., NO. 221 rn pa o rnn n a i i i i i3 u Jl K-1 UM1 J I WTIi NOW TRIUMPHANT IN n HUT Knormous Majorities Shown ' "Women and Soldiers Credited "With Landslide for Ci eoi'gc Newspapers to Hold Premier Respon sible for Period of Recon struction I.OXUOX, Dec. 29. (By the Asso rted Press). Complete returns for the eleetion o the new parliament give the following results: ('opinion unionists, 334 Coa.lition liberals. 127. Coalition laborites, 10. I'nionists, 40. Asquithian liberals, 37. Laborites, tT. N.itional party, 2. Independents, 5. Socialists, 1. Sinn feiners, 73. Irish nationalists, 7. . All coalitionists with the unionists and national party may be regarded roughlv as supporting Lloyd George. The cnly opposition will be formed by the Asquithian liberals, laborites and independents. Receive Big Majority LONDON. Dee. 29. I By the Asso ciated Press). A remarkable feature of tho eleetion for the new parliament is the enormous majorities received by many of the winning candidates and a earth of very small majorities. Under the provisions of the new franchise act every candidate who fails to obtain one-eighth of the votes 1 lolled in his constituency forfeits his lepos-t of ir.O pounds sterling. More than :.30 candidates are victims of this 1". - It if! difficult to compare the results of this election with that of 1910, owing Id tt-e numerous rearrangements ot constituencies under the last reform act, but a comparison between the country areas as a whole shows that London has gone almost solid for the coalition. Only three independent lib erals were returnsd and the. two labor itfs returned are both coalitionists. The returns in Yorkshire are no less astonishing Of the 56 members from Yorkshire, 2fi are coalition unionists; IS coalition liberals: two members of f&e n.itional democratic party, which supports the coalition, are discharged soldiers' and sail' s representatives; .eight are labor members. andWmly one is an independent liberal. In Lancashire, the 66 members re turned do not include a single inde pendent liberal. There are 38 coalition unionists, five independent unionists, eight ooalition liberals, 13 laborites. one socialist and one nationalist. Even in Scotland the number of in dependent liberals returned can be numbered on the fingers of one hand. Women and Soldiers Win Coalition leaders claim that the two princi i.'il factors that contributed to their triumphs are the votes of the women and soldiers. The former made the majority secure and the soldiers' vote, according to one leader, came. later fia a tiuai wave in iavor ot i-ioyu George. The 12 divisions of Birmingham re turned coalitionists, the only woman candidate in the city being nt the bot tom oi the poll and forfeiting her de posit. This forfeit tire of deposit was also the. late of three other women candidates, including the only woman candidate in Scotland. Most or tne wimis cast out were those of soldiers who wrote" aero them such remarks as "send us" home and we will vote," or "we have no in formation about the candidates." The net result of the election is (Continued On Page Two) o . NEWS EPITOME FOREIGN Carlisle takes president to its arms in the city where his mother was born. French chamber of deputies breaks forth in storm of violence because net informed of peace negotiations. Poles Quickly avenge German of- 1 fic.ers who fire upon United States flag. Coalition parties in England have signal triumph in election. Financial society proposed in France. to handle immense war debts of nations. DOMESTIC Army affairs to be criticised today by Senator Chamberlain, demo crat. Remarkable execution of 14-inch guns shown in report of the crew of the Utah. Conflagration in Bistol, Tenn-Va., causes million and half damage. United States infantryman found dead, probably . murdered, across lira from El Paso. LOCAL Impressive ceremonies attend laying of cornerstone of new Arizona Deaconess hospital. Recird for efficiency is shown in an nual report of city sealer of wiiinhls and measures. Teachers not engaged are afforded tempting opportunities to return to their profession. 1 Alleged draft evader denies charges against him and returns to Mexico under bonds. EGLABE IN In Midst of Storm Chamber of Deputies Force Pichon's Hand Compel Disclosure of Nation's Peace Conditions Shows Complete Victory of President Wilson's Theory of Disarmament Endorsed By England Italy Expected to Approve Senator Reed Bitterly Attacks I;lea In New York Found League To Protect Liberty Life of Kaiser BERLIN, Saturday, Dec. 28. (Byi the Associated Press.) A league for the protection of the personal liberty and life of the kaiser" has been formed and will issue an appeal to the former ad visers of the ex-emperor, as well as diplomats with whom he was associated, to submit all possible documents to prove the emperor's innocence of bringing about the war. Prince Henry of Prussia, who was proposed for president of the league, suggested von Hindenburg for the position. o L OF MIES PROPOSED PARI St Dec. 29 )By the Associated Press.) The financial aspect of the settlement of the war problems has been uppermost in the minds of those concerned in Paris, during the last few dsiys. This is regarded not only by the American delegates to the con ference, but by the representatives of the allies who have arrived . here, as one of the foremost problems requir ing settlement. The debates in the senate, on the renewal of the charter of the Bank of France and in the chamber on the provisional military appropriations have disclosed lively interest by both senators and deputies in the proposed organizations of the "inter allied fin anclal society," for trie liquidation of the combined war debt of the allies. .Une socialists who are taKing a prominent part in the discussion ap pear to prefer the title "financial so ciety of nations," which would not preclude the eventual entry of enemy powers into the association. They suggest that the members of the Ger manic coalition might be called on, proportionately to the other powers, to pay their share in round numbers, Germany 6,500,000,000 francs annually; Austria 5, 000,000,000: Turkey 2,000,000 000; Bulgaria 500,000.000, in addition to the interest on whatever sum the peace congress may demand as in demnity for war dsnages, which some have put at sevir-. billion francs. Deputy Jacques Stern, author of the proposition of an inted-allied financial society, estimated the total sum to be demanded from Germany and her al lies as indemnity at 4 1 0,000,000,000 francs, in the chamber of yesterday. The principal difficulties anticipated are in finding a working basis for such a society and in Germany's ability to bear such an immense burden. The bill proposed by Deputy Jacques Stern, establishing among the "allies an international financial union, seeks to distribute the expenses of the war between the nations on the basis of populations and power to contribute. This proposition, according to the Paris reports, is supported by 100 dele gates of all parties. The estimates of the war expenses of the allies were given, at the time the measure was presented for the government's consideration, as $424, 600,000,000 francs, while the expenses of the central powers aggregated 370, 000,000,0 francs.. To avoid interna-, tional bankruptcy, it was declared that float an international loan estimated at float an international Ion estimated at 518,000,000,000 francs, to be distributed on a basis of population and produc tion, each state to guarantee its pro portion from customs and other rev enues. o E NF.W YORK, Dec. 29.-rApproval of President Wilson's trip to Europe and of his plan for a league of nations was expressed by William H. .Taft, in an address today under the auspices of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. He asserted that the presi dent had more influence with the com mon people of England and the other allies "than their, own princes' and at tributed this to his enunciation of the principles for which the United States entered the war, and to the league of nations proposal. "You will notice," he said, of the pro posed league, "that Lloyd George and Clmenceau have come out for it Of course I don't want to suggest any ulterior political motives, but there are politicians In Europe as well as in the United States." -Declaring no single nation could un tangle the situation in Russia, Mr. Taft added that the problem required the "maintenance of combined force," to support Russia, and enable the people to shake off the grip of the bolshevikL The international police force he de scribed as an international "spanking agency," the background of power whose very existence would obviate the necessity for exercising it. SHOT TO HANDLE WAR DEBT TAFT FAVORS WILSON JOURNEY TO FAVOR OF LEAH PARIS, Dec. 29 (By the Associated Press). The storm which has been threatening in the French chamber for the last four days broke this afternoon, when Stephen Pichon, minister of for eign affairs, amid violent interruptions by the socialists and counter demon strations b" the government support ers, outlined France's peace terms. The minister declared that France is absolutely in agreement that full pub licity be given to the proceedings of the peace conference. lie announced that intervention in Russia was in evitable, but that wouldybe of a de fensive character, so far as French troops were concerned, and that if of fensive operations were undertaken it must be by Russian troops. It hai been evident for the last week that the opponents of Premier Clemen -ceau were determined to obstruct, in every possible way. the voting of the nuaget of 10,500,000,000 francs .for the first three months of 1919, unless the government stated its peace terms, either through Premier Clemenceau or M. Pichon. But it was not expected that the government w-ould do so tie- tore -Monday. Attacks Pichon Violently M. Franklin-Bouillon of the commit tee on foreign affairs brought matters to a head, however, by a violent attack on M. Pochon and the government's foreign policy. bince Thursday the government bench sat in obdurate silence, refusing to reply to any questions; but when M. Pichon ascended the tribune this after noon, he was ready to answer. He de clared: "First, that the government was in accord that the utmost publicity should be given to the peace conference, thus replying the interpellation of the socialist deputy, Marcel Cachin, of last Friday, when he asked Premier Clem enceau to state Whether secret diplo macy would be abandoned in the peace conference, and th- discussion given all publicity. "Second, that the French govern ment has adopted the principle of a league of nations and is now busy working toward its effective realiza tion, thus replying to the interpellation of the socialist. M. Bracke. . "Third, that the government does not desire any annexation, but reserves the right to fix the Alsace-Lorraine frontiers, to guard against future at- tack, thus replying to JI. Franklin Bouillon. " . Must Intervene In Russia "Fourth, that the government does not think that the question of diplo matic representation of the vatica.n arises at the present moment. "Fifth, that intervention in Russia is inevitable." ipon Russian intervention. M. Pichon explained, reading from In structions issued by Premier Clemer. ceau to the general commanding, that such intervention was not offensive fov the time being, but defensive, in order to destroy bolshevism. Such an opera - lion must oe carried out by Russian troops, of which 100,000 were at the present time ready at Odessa. While M. Pichon was -readincr M Clemenceau's instructions, pandemo nium broke loose op- the socialist bench. Pichon Weathers Storm The war is beginning anew" thiv shouted M. Deschanel. nresident of th cham ber, threatened to have one of the most unruly of th" socialist members ejected. m. ru-non weatnerea tne storm calmly. He refused peremptorily to answer whether the French government was prepared at the present time to make public the names of its delegates to tne peace conference. The chamber must give the government' its ennfi. dence, he said. The chamber is holding a session this evening, as the budget must be voted before midnight December 31, bv both the chamber and- the senate. There were three sessions today and two have been held every day this week. But only one vote on strict party lines was taken. This -as on Friday, when the government did not lose an strength, despite the "widely advertised onslaught of its opponents. Liberation Loan Success PARIS, Dec. 29. In the chamber of deputies today, during a debate on the budget. Minister of Finance Klotz an. nounced that the amount subscribed to the liberation loan now exceeds the amount announced December 3. Al though the figures still were incom plete. M. Klotz said the nominal tal subscribed exceeded 3COO0.00O.O0U francs, representing an effective capl- ko.1 vi i,juv,vuu,uuti irancs. An appeal was made to have demo mnzation hastened, as there aro onlv 4.000 non-mobilized doctors to care for the 35,000.000 civilian nonulatinn ih death rate among whom has doubled owing to the. influenza. It was said, that the army's health was excellent, and that it has 16,000 physicians with tne colors. American Delegates Pleased PARIS, Dec. 29. The American delegates to the peace congress ex pressed gratification, tonight over the unqualified statement in the chamber of deputies today by Stephen Pichon the French minister of foreign affairs that France had adopted the principle ot a league of nations, and now was busy working toward its effective re alization, and also that France stands for the utmost publicity at the peace conference. Following President Wilson's state ment in his speech in the Guild Hall London, that the British leaders had agreed to accept his peace principles, M. Pichon's declaration was consid ered to remove the cloud, of obscurity which hitherto had hovered over tho peace conference. President Wilson's statement in the Guild Hall, taken together with the developments of the last few days, it is asserted in high quarters in Paris, will result in a definite and speedy dis position of the main points of the question of a league of nations. Continued. OttPajioTCiuDA Em Wlh Felted T Is ten WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY OF OCCUPATION, Saturday, Dec. 28. (By the Associated Press). Christian Donhauser, a 23-year-old German aviator, who claims to have defeated Lieutenant Quentin Roose velt, son of Colonel Theodore Roose velt, in the fighting in the air, in the region of Chamery, which re sulted in the death of young Roose velt, today told the correspondent that the day following the combat, his commander in formed him the American he had downed was Roosevelt. Immediat'ly afterward German aviators began arranging the details ef the funeral of Lieu tenant Roosevelt. Donhauser is the smallest of the German aviators, weighinq only 94 pounds. Soon after the w-r began, he entered the service as an ob server, serving on various fronts, but principally on those in France and Belgium. -He began pursuit fly ing July 1, and between that time and the day the armistice was sianed, he had to his credit 30 planes downed He wears the iron cross and other German decorations. The aviator is credited with 12 planes downed in 11 consecutive days. Donhauser's home is Hamburg, but before the war he spent several years in London. Although still in the German army, Donhauser is planning a trip to the United States and says he hopes to take but American citizenship papers and join the American aviation forces. K.C.MK Republican A. P. leased Wire KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec: 29. Four employes of the ttrect rail way-company were injured, two possibly fatally, when an explosion occurred in the office at the company's principal car barn here tonight. The front of that section of the build ing was wrecked. The night, office clerk at the barn told the police that he saw sparks from a fuse on the win dow sill, between the window and the screen, just before the explosion. Mrs. Daisy Krnisel and Mrs. Anna Overman, women conductors, asserted they had seen two or three men run from near the building. Mrs. Kreisel says she heard one man say: "We got one of them." T1J authorities are not yet able to explain the cause of the ex plosion. Both troops of the seventh regiment. Missouri national guard, are assisting police as guards. Street car service has been impaired since December H by a strike of motormen and .conduc tors. , o TELLS TORTUBE OF F PATUS, Dec. 29. (By tho Associated Press) In the chamber of deputies today, M. Pichon, foreign-minister, ar guing necesity for intervention in Rust sia, related details of the brutal cxe cution of the whole imperial Russian family. The members of the former Russian emperor's family were, placed as prisoners in a small room and jabbed with bayonets throughout the night. The next morning revolver shots ended their misery. This information, said M. Pichon, had been received through Prince Lvoff, the former Russian premier, while he was on a visit to Paris re cently. Replying to the criticisms of M. Franklin-Bouillon, that the govern ment had not announced the names of the French delegates to the peace conference, M. Pichon said that none of the allies had as yet officially, an nounced their delegates. M. Franklin-Bouillon insisted ve hemently that the names of the Ameri can and British delegates were known. The foreign minister rejoined that no nominations of peace plentipotentiaries had been notified officially to the French government. , o $1,500,000 FIRE PLAYS HAVOC IN SMALL CITY BRISTOL, Term- Dec. 29. Five large business houses, including the Dominion National bank, were des troyed tonight by fire which for a time threatened destruction of a large portion of the business district. The flames were checked only after the ar rival of fire companies from Kings- port, Tennessee, in response to a call from the mayor of Bristol. The loss li . j i :An Ann was ebuiuaieu ul i,tjvv,vuv. The fire was discovered in a five story hardware structure at 8 o'clock, and a , general alarm brought every fire company to the scene. A large quantity of explosives, including shells. was in the building and soon after the firemen arrived, explosion followed explosion. - . A large department store nearby was the next building to burst into flames, and then the fire spread rapid ly to the electric light company build ing, the Kimble-Cochrane building and the Dominion National bank. In the meantime the city water supply gave out and it was necessary to move the fire engines to a small creek near- by; order to get walec MYSTERY WRECK CZAR IIL Sees Carlisle In Rain Visits Buildings of Peculiar Interest to Him Speaks From Pulpit where His Grandfather Preached Pays Tender Tribute To Ancestors Receives Hearty Wel , come From Townsfolk. Thieves Enter Goethe's Home Steal Mementos BASLE, Switzerland, Dec. 29. Burglars entered the former home of Goethe and carried off a quan tity of mementos of the poet. Goethe's house was built in 1709 and was occupied by the poet from v 1792 to 1832. It was bequeathed to the state in 1885 by the poet's last grandson and opened as the Goethe national museum. o MANCHESTER, Dec. 29. (By The Associated Press) President and Mrs. Wilson were greeted on their arrival here at 5 o'clock this afternoon by thousands, who filled -the streets to overflowing on the half-mile journey from the station to the official resi dence of the lord mayor, and by many more thousands who were packed to gether in the huge square in front of the town hall. They cheered lustily from the time the president's car start ed through the troop-lined thorough fares, until he disappeared within the building. The presidential party alighted in the strikingly decorated station which was ablaze with lights that set off the crim son carpet on the platform, the rows of palms and masses of bunting, the scar let robes of Lord Mayor Seagure. the huge white wigs and full dress of the high city officials and the portly, florid, white-mustarhed mace bearer, who was quite a favorite with the American troops during the wait for the train. The president and Mrs. w Hson spent the night quietly as the guests of the lord mayor. The president had no en gagements and made no speeches. To Give Farewell umner LONDON. Dec. 29. The arrange ments for a private dinner for Presi dent and Mrs. Wilson and King George and Queen Mary, Monday night, on the presidents return rrom Aiancnester, have been changed. Instead, the func tion will be a farewell dinner in honor of the president and Mrs. Wilson. It will be given in the state dining room in Buckingham palace ana aoout guests will attend. o ECONOMIC CONDITION IN BAVARIA WORSE MUNICH. Friday, Dec. 27. The re port of the demobilization ministers for the last week snows marine economic situation in Bavaria has grown ma terially worse. Though the open positions have in creased to 12.000 in Munich, the num ber of unemployed men has risen from 15,643 to 22.261, and of unemployed womten from 5,918 to 6,303-. Of these, 2,180 men and 574 women, during the week, sought engagement as salesmen and saleswomen in 34 jobs that were ODen. The workers assert that they will leave the city for the country where labor is needed. The ministry of the interior has ordered unusual agricul tural trojects to be carried out. in Order to provide work for returnin tonps. The coal situation is steadily grow-in- worse. The imports of coal are small and insufficient Coal is suf fering for a lack of labor, since the war prisoners have gone or refuse to work. Not a single ton of coal has come from Bohemia, hich recently contracted to furnish 22,000 tons of brown coal monthly. The Saxon miners refuse to mine for Bavaria because it has fallen behind in its promises re garding supplies of food for Saxony. -o $3,500,000 BARTLETT ESTATE BEQUEATHED CHICAGO, Dec. 29.-The will of the late Willian H. Bartlett senior member of the Bartlett-Frazier company, grai operators, disposing of an estate valued at $3,500,000, has been filed at Raton, jsew .Mexico, it became known today. Besides a trust fund of $1,000,000. left for the benefit of a daughter Mary Wejitworth Deering. two granddaught ers, Mary Wcntworth Bartlett and lr- ginia Bartlett. and three friends of the decedent, Henry H. Smith, Annie H. Brown and Noel S. Munn, other lega cies are left to relatives, friends and employes. Including John Dalton, J. B. Gregg and Charles F. Price, Peoria; Albert Clarke, Santa -Barbara, Cali fornia; Sidney Turner and William E. Inglis, Vermejo Park, New Mexico, and Mary Olson, Chicago. One-third of the remainder of the estate goes to a son, Norman, who also was left his father's $300,000 ranch at Vermejo Park, and two-thirds to the other son, William H. Bartlett, Jr., of Santa Barbara. Oi MORE TROOPS ARRIVE NEW YORK, Dec. 29. The United States transports Sherman, Cartago and Sixaola, arrived here from France today, bringing about 250 officers and men of the army and navy and a quan tity of equipment and explosives. Among the officers arriving on the Cartago were three brigadier generals: W. J. Nicholson, a brigade commander of the 79th division; Daniel B. Devere and John A. Johnson of the S4th di vision. Lieutenant Paul D. Coles of Seattle, Washington, an aviator, wore the dis inns WELCOME READY tinguished service cross and. told of three occasions when he was shot (By the Associated Press.) CARLISLE. England. Dec. 29. Pres ident ilson, accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, came to Carlisle today in rain anjl a cold, penetrating mist, to visit tne girlhood home of his mother. But the warmth of the greetine of the neo- ple of the town and of the thousands of strangers from the surrounding country more than offset the dreariness of the weather. Large crowds lined the streets and cheered the presidential party lustily as it drove from the sta tion, where the president was received by Mayor Bertram Carr and local not ables, to the Crown and Mitre hotel, where the president signed the Free man's Roll. The president visited Annetwell street, wherethe site of his late grand father's chapel was pointed out to him, and the house in Cavendish place that was built by his grandfather. Later he attended services in the Lowther Street Congregational church. Here, during the services, the Rev. Edward Booth, pastor of the church, requested the president to come into the pulpit and address the assemblage. This the president did, delivering a short speech in which he touched simply, but elo quently, on his mother. The president sjoke as follows: Speaks from Pulpit "It is with unaffected reluctance that I inject myself into this service. I remember my grandfather very well, and, remembering him, I can see how he would not approve. I remember what he required of me and remember the stern lessons of duty he spoke. And I remember painfully about thines he expected me to know that I did not know. "There has come a change of times when laymen like myself are permitted to speak in a congregation. There is another reason why I am reluctant to speak. "The feelings excited in me today are really too intimate and too deep to permit of public expression. The memories that have come of the moth er who was born here are very affect- Her quiet character, her sense of duty and her dislike of ostentation have come back to me wih increasing force, as these years of duty have ac cumulated. Yet, perhaps it is appro priate that, in a place of -worshm. I should acknowledge my indebtedness to her and her remarkable father, be cause, after all, what the world now is seeking to do is to return to the paths of duty, to turn from tha savagery of interests to tne dignity of the per formance of right. War Draws Us Together "I believe, as this war has drawn nations temporarily together in a com bination of physical force, we shall now be drawn together in a combina tion of moral force that is irresistible. It is a moral force, as much- as physical force, that has defeated the effort to subdue the world. Words have cut as ueep as swords. "The knowledge that wrong has been attempted has aroused the nations. They have gone out like men for a cru sade. No other cause- could havt. drawn so many of the nations together. They knew an outlaw was abroad and that the outlaw purposed unspeakable things. ' "It is from the quiet places like this all over the world that the forces are accumulated that presently will over power any attempt to accomplish evil on a great scale. It is like the rivulet tnatgatners into the river, and th river that goes to the sea. So there domes out of communities like these streams that- fertilize the consciences of men, and it is the conscience of the world we now mean to place upon the throne which others tried to usurp." Program Is Lengthy The lengthy program of the dav was carried out with the single exception that the president had not intended to speak in the church. The presidential train arrived at the Citadel station on schedule time. In addition to Mavor Carr, the lady mayoress. Miss Eleanor Carr. Major General 'Sir John Cowan (Continued on Page Five) r Good Morning HAVE YOU MAILED THAT The ARIZONA REPUPLICAN Daily and Sunday Seven DaysaWeekEveryMorning The Republican is the only newspaper in Arizona publishing seven days in the week 52 issues more than any other paper in the state. ' You are entitled to the best. Mail that $6.50 to The Republican today offer good only once each year. Eighth Annual Bargain , Offer Good Once Each Year Only FIRE AT U.S. FUG-HUNS ARE KILLED BERLIN, Saturday. Dec. 28. A dispatch to the Lokal Anzeiger from Posen says Ignace Paderew ski had a fainting spell Friday. WARSAW, Saturday, Dec. 28. A Polish official report concerning the riot in Posen on the arrival of Ignace Jan Paderewski, who is on his way, says the trouble began when allied and American flags were hoisted over the city hall. The Germans demanded that the flags be hauled down. The Poles ' refused to acquiesce, whereupon the Germans brought up machine guns and began firing in the streets, driving back the crowds and dispersing the Polish troops. Germans Admit Defeat Finally, the German officials took down the flags. Meanwhile the Pole.i reassembled and began to return the German fire. The fighting continued rom 2 o'clock in the afternoon to 7 o'clock, The Germans provoked another in cident by trying to prevent Paderewski from going about the streets. They called on the British colonel. Wade, and told him that if Paderewski was permitted to go about it would ne the cause of trouble between the Polish and German populations. Cot. Wade made no answer. He merely turned his back on the Germans and got into a motor car with Paderewski. The arrival of Paderewski and British and American officers has create, much enthusiasm here. The hope is expressed that their arrival will stamp out bolshevism and prevent anticipated trouble in Warsaw. State Paderewski Mission WASHINGTON. Dec. 29. The visit of Ignace Jan Paderewski to Poland is not for the purpose of creating a new government, but rather to solidify the present governmental activities in thas country, said a statement issued today by the Polish bureau in Washington. The bureau's announcement was based on information from IWis. Fire on U. S. Flag LONDON. Dec. 29. Firing by Ger man officers on an allied automobile carrying an American flag was the cause of the street fighting in Posen last Friday, says a dispatch to the ExchangeTelegraph company from Co penhagen. The Germans were de feated in the fighting. About 138 per sons, including a number of women and children, and ahout 100 Germans and Poles being killed. The affrny originated as a result of a German of ficer firing on an allied automobile which was proceeding to Warsaw, car rying an American flag. "The Germans insulted the flag am" the Polish guard was called out. The fighting lasted several hours and the Germans were defeated. "A delegation from the British mis sion to Posen protested to the Germar. commander in the town. General Schimmelfennig. but the German offi cer declared he had no control over the soldiers." Genmans Haul Down Flags BERLIN, Saturday, Dec. 28. (By the Associated Press.) The Lokal An zeiger's Posen correspondent says there was street fighting in Posen Fri day evening. German soldiers march ing through the town are said to have hauled down entente flaes. A company of Polish civilian soldiers proceeded to police headquarters for the purpose of raiding the premises. German soldiers with machine guns.