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FRENCH PEOPLE WARM TO AMERICAN PRESIDENT HUN SPY CAUGHT NEAR WILSONS German Suspected of Being a Secret Agent Arrested Near Murat Palace, PRESIDENT ATTENDS CHURCH Later Visits Lafayette’s Tomb—ls Given a Reception at the City Hall Surpeosing Even Satur day’s Welcome Last Formal Function. Paris, Dec. 16. —A German suspect ed of being a spy was arrested in the neighborhood of President Wilson’s Paris residence. Paris, Dec. Iff. —President and Mrs. Wilson left the Murat residence at ten o’clock Sunday morning to attend services at the American Presbyterian church in the Rue de Beri. When they left the residence drums were beaten and a detachment of re publican guards presented arms. Crowds in the streets cheered the president on his way to church. Visits Lafayette’s Tomb. After his return from church the president ivsted for a few minutes and then went to the Pic-pus ceme tery, in the southeastern section of Paris, to visit the tomb of Lafayette. President Wilson placed a wreath upon the tomb of Lafayette. Attached to it was a card upon which was writ ten : “To the Memory of the Great La fayette From a a Fellow-Servant of Liberty.” President Wilson at three o’clock in the afternoon left the Murat resi dence to call on President and Madame Poincare at the Palace of the Elysee. Later the president had a confer ence with Premier Clemenceau and Colonel House, after which he went to afternoon services in an Episcopal ian church. Reception Unsurpassed in Paris. Today’s reception for Mr. and Mrs. Wilson in the historic city hall of Paris surpassed in splendor even Sat urday’s welcome of the American executive. The reception, unsur passed in the history of the capital, was the last formal function tendered the president on the occasion of his arrival. The streets were filled all day long by tremendous crowds, hundreds of thousands scrambling to get a glimpse of the president and Mrs. Wilson. In front of the Hotel Crillon, where the American peace delegates are quartered, thousands waited through out the day watching Secretary of State Lansing and his confreres pass in and out. v The evening papers publish detailed accounts of President Wilson’s move ments, two special articles dealing ex clusively with the “Wilson smile.” Premier Clemenceau is quoted as saying: “Paris never saw such a demonstra tion. 1 doubt if it has ever been equalled anywhere,” Wilson Scouts Story. All officialdom here is deeply Im pressed with the influence President Wilson is plainly having on the rank and file of the French people. His fellow delegates to the peace confer ence are freely commenting on this. Henry White, Republican member of the peace mission, said Sunday: “I know my French, and love them. Yet even I am surprised at the depth and warmth of rhe affection publicly displayed toward Mr. Wilson. It Is an excellent omen,” The president’s plans are for the moment rather haphazard, owing to the failure of the British and Italian premiers to reach Paris in time for his arrival here. However, Mr. Wil son is determined to utilize all his available time in taking part in get ting together meetings. He is confi dent the sessions to he held within the next seven days will result in a common understanding. Despite assertions that Great Brit ain and France are aligned against the United States, the president re fuses absolutely to believe any such thing. Mr. Wilson is known to be confident Premier Clemenceau is keenly sensing public opinion and that the French prime minister will not be a party to any measure which would interfere with the cordial rel; ♦ions of all the allies, ITALY’S WAR lOSSTNORMOUS Declared 1,500,000 of Her Sons Fell in Battle. New* York, Dec. Iff.—ltaly, with a population of only 36,000,000 and witn 5,500.000 men called to the colors, suf fered approximately 1,500.000 casual ties in the war, Gen. Emillio Gugliemet ti, military attache of the Italian war mission, announced in an address at a Red Cross rally here. Of the 1,500.01X1 casualties. General Gugliemetti said, approximately 500,000 were killed or died of wounds and 500,000 were per* ynnnenrlv disabled. THE WATERTOWN NEWS MARINES LOSE 4,068 Only 25 Men Captured by the Enemy. General . Barnett’s . Official. Report Shows 1.160 Killed and 2.098 Wounded—23 Per Cent of Force. Washington, Dec, iff. —The first com plete list of marine corps units serving with the American army in Prance wits made public by Major General Barnett, commandant of the n -trine corps, in bis annual report to the sec retary of the navy. With the list of organization num bers. General Barnett gives some of ibe congratulatory messages from French and American officers, praising the gretit work of the marines, .and commenting warmly upon the magnifi cent courage and morale of the men among whom the casualty rate was tremendous. Between April I and September 1 1918, the marine casualties totaled 23 per cent of their gross strength. For ty-four officers and 1,1 iff enlisted men were killed in action and 7ff officers and 2,882 men were wounded. “Only 25 men tire known to he in rhe hands of the enemy,” General Bar nett said “It is i.msidered that tins constitutes a most remarkable testi monial to the magnificent morale and individual courage of the men.” Attention also is called to the re markable records made by fresh troops who were thrown into action against veteran enemy forces after ynly seven weeks of training. Their steadiness under tire, the report said, ‘is eloquent of the fine material from which the corns is drawing its men.” COLOGNE FEELS WAR RIGOR Must Doff Hats and Stay in Homes Af ter 7 P. M. Cologne, Dec. Iff. —Cologne is now inder rigid martial law for the first :ime since British troops arrived here Mid the people have begun to realize what formal occupation is going to mean. Contained in the list of rules are two which the residents appear to dislike particularly. One provides that all males must greet British officers and the playing of the British national anthem, civilians by removing their hats and men in uniform lay the usual military salute. The other forbids res idents to leave their homes between the hours of seven at night and six o’clock in the morning, with the ex ceptions, such as clergymen and phy sicians. STEAMER BRINGS 9.000 MEN Leviathan Feels Way Into New York After Being Fog Bound. New York. Dec. Iff. —The Leviathan, formerly the Vaterland. first ship of the German fleet, arrived here with 9,000 officers and men of the American army, many of them veterans of Pershing’s army. The Leviathan had been fog-bound almost within sight of the city. She was given a noisy wel come as she felt her way slowly up the harbor to her pier. The veterans of the fighting forces in France were tak en aboard at Brest and the other troops most of them members of the •aero squadrons that had been in train ing in England, were taken aboard at Liverpool. PROTEST BY HERR KUCKHOFF Doesn’t Want Foch’s Army in Ger many East of Rhine. Amsterdam, Dec. 16. —Herr Kuck hoff, writing in the Koelnische Volks | zeitung, protests against the “illegal I and arbitrary action” of the Albert government in making impossible the assembling of the reichstag, which he says has not been dissolved. The Ber liner Tageblatt says: ‘‘All possible measures must be taken to prevent Foch’s armies marching into Germany east of the Rhine. The reichstag is the only as sembly with mandate to speak in the name of the people.” WARNING BY MMES PERSHING Be Firm With Germans, Says Brother of General. I Chicago, Dec. Iff. —“I believe the | president was right in going to the ; peace conference,” said James Persh i ing, brother of Gen. John .7. Pershing, | at a meeting of the One Hundred and Forty-ninth field artillery auxiliary I here. “Germany must he made to pay,” 1 continued the speaker. “Any show of ! generosity toward her would be taken !as a sign of weakness. I want to see i every German newspaper in America i confiscated and every German text I book burned.” — German Transport Sinks. i Copenhagen. Dec. 16.—Sixteen hun ; dred German soldiers were rescued when the Germ- . transport Worms was sunk between Sweden and Bern holm island, according to a Stockholm i dispatch. The cause of the sinking is j not given The Work of the Red Cross must go on Distress calls ! Now, the Red Cross The misery and sick- calls! ness and destitution The annual Christmas throughout the world Roll Call of members make relief work echoes throughout the necessary, on a scale land this week. never before dreamed When your name is jp; °** called, you are going CT When distress calls, to answer “Here!” — /Mf H a the Greatest Mother because you know U "m in the \World answers your duty, and you’ll i d ° l '- c/ | out the Red Cross fl *4tod ur O - all you need is a heart dnd a dollar THIS SPACE CONTRIBUTED BY WATERTOWN NEWS PUBLISHING CO. FORMAL MOB KILLS SLAYER OF THE FRES 003 T Leader of Revolt of Year Ago Shot at Railway Station. STRUCK BY T iREE BULLETS Doctor Paes, After Serving as Pro visional President, Was Formally Elected to That Office by Di rect Universal Suffrage. London, Dec. 16 —Dr. Sidonio Paes president of Portugal, was shot and killed by an assassin shortly before midnight while he was in a railway station at Lisbon. Advices from Lisbon reporting tin assassination say that he was struck by three bullets. The president’s assailant, named Jeetne, was killed by the crowd. Led Revolution Year Ago. Dr. Sidonio Paes, reported assas sinated in Lisbon, had wielded a tre mendous political power in Portugal for years. It was under his leadership that a revolutionary force a year ago this month overthrew the government of Dr, Alfonso Costa and confiscated con trol. Doctor Paes was named provisional president and last April was formally lected to that office by direct univer sal suffrage. Life Constantly Menaced. While his regime moved under fair ly normal conditiens, the president’s life was constantly menaced by agents of political factious opposing him. He was fired on December 6 by an unidentified man, but tlie shot missed Its mark. Other [ lots against bis life were reported um-n rifled frequently. On one occasion t lie police of Oporto raided a house and seized a score of political conspirators, together with 63 bombs. Ex-Minister to Germany. Prior to his assumption of the pres idency of Portugal, Doctor Paes was Portuguese minister to Germany. It was reported, but without substantia tion, that the following revolutionary uprising was the result of German propaganda to prevent Portugal from rendering assistance to the allies. Doctor Paes’ first official action as president was to decree religions and political toleration and grant am nesty to all political offenders, except <*brtain members of the old republican government. WATERTOWN, WISCONSIN, MONDAY DECEMBER 16, 1918. A. BRUCE BIELASKI if ' New photograph of A. Bruce Blel aski, chief of the bureau of investiga tion of the department of justice, who has been telling much of the doings of German agents and their friends in this country. eir; Hdowi bate Postmaster General Burleson Cuts Night Tariff, Charges to Be Made for Long-Distance Calls When Party Desired Not Reached. __ Washington, Dec. 10. —Postmaster General Burleson announced a reduc tion in night long-distance telephone rates, and a charge for all long-dis tance calls whether the individual called is reached or not. The new rates tire effective Janu ary 21. Between 8:30 and 12 p. rn. the rate is to be one-half of the day rate, and between 12 p. m. and 4:00 a. m. one fourth the day rate. All rates apply where connection Is established, hut 25 per cent additional is to he charged when a particular person is demanded to answer a call and does answer. Under present practice no charge is made unless the party demanded answers. This has led to abuse, the committee reports. Similarly when a call is made for a particular person and the operator re port* that the nelson called la. not u. I the telephone or refuses to talk 25 per cent of the regular rate is charged. A “station-to-station” service is es tablished. Rates are based on this service. PEACE MEET IN TWO STAGES First Brief, Second Period May Last Two Years. London, Dec. 10. —The second stage of the peace negotiations probably will last two years. This forecast conies to the corre spondent from a diplomatic source well informed about the work ahead of the negotiators. Indeed, most diplo mats agree that everything points to the peace negotiations having to be di vided into two stages. The first will be brief. It will concern Itself primar ily with the concluding of a pact by which demobilization and reconstruc tion in all war zones can be promptly undertaken. The second stage, however, will nec esarily take up a long period of time, since it will be devoted to the wider issues of the European settlement and the formation of a league of nations, MANY YANKEES ARE MAIMED 190.000 War Heroes to Be Cared for by Government. New York, Dec. 16. —General Per shing’s announcement that more than 58.000 of the expeditionary forces had given their lives in the nation’s cause and that 14,000 others, exclusive of prisoners, were missing, has created a profound impression. But the human touch of almost 190,000 wounded, 16,- 000 of whom already have been re turned in various stages of helpless ness to their native shores, promises to give the country its first real ap preciation of the sacrifices of its sons who followed the flag on foreign soil. The war department has arranged for medical, recreational and educa tional attention, whose aim is to re store these maimed heroes, as fully as possible, to physical comfort and finan cial independence. ADVANCE YANKS AT POST Spread Out Like Great Fan East of Rhine Crossings. With the American Army of Occu pation, Dec. 16. —The objectives of the American army of occupation were reached Sunday at various points. Spreading out like a great fan, the advanced units of the Americans took up their positions along the boundary of a 30-kilometer semicircle pivoting on Coblenz. The Thirty-second division is occu pying the bridgehead on the left, the Second division comes next, while the First division is on the right of the Second division. Two French divisions are occupying a part of the bridgehead, their position being on the extreme right of the Americans. NAVY GUNNERS AVENGE ASSAULT BY MEXICANS FINANCE GERMAN REDS Russians Furnish Money to Buy Arms for Civil War. Traveler Says Every One In Berlin Has Firearms—Used on Slight est Provocation. The Hague, Dec. 16. —The following special telegram from Berlin has been received : “Germania asserts Herr Barth and Herr Haase apparently received money from a Russian source to buy arms for civil war, “A traveler, who returned from Ber lin Tuesday and saw last Friday’s disturbances, described conditions as dangerous. Every one has firearms and discharges them on the slightest provocation. “Many families have their own ma chine guns. Berlin shelters two hos tile armies, one following Llebknecht, the other the government. “Llebknecht recently lost ground. Those who support him today, how ever, go over to the government to morrow, and vice versa. Christian workers, comprising Catholics and others, are striving with the moderate socialists to defeat him. “Anything like transquillity cannot be expected for months. Only last week, while Llebknecht’s followers were holding a meeting, his enemies attempted to burn down the hall. A few arrests were made, but the gov ernment was cautious lest It let Lieb knecht accuse It of desiring a counter revolution. “I do not think a counter-revolution can succeed, but frequently I hear people say things are worse now than when the kaiser reigned, because they had more food.” ANOTHER HOWL FROM HUNS Doctor Erzberger Again Complains of Severity of Armistice. London, Dec. Iff. —Dr. Mathias Erz berger, civilian head of the German armistice commission, has again com plained of the severity of the armis tice conditions, according to a number of messages received from Amsterdam and other places relating to the Ger man situation. Erzberger asks for the raising of the blockade, the liberation of German prisoners of war and the immediate opening of peace negotiations. Marshal Foch is declared to have re fused recognition of the soldiers’ and workmen’s councils. The Berlin strike has reached seri ous proportions, according to an Am sterdam telegram. Only two papers have appeared, reduced to the size of small leaflets, and 850,tXX) workmen have stopped work. AIRPLANE’ - STAMPS^ARE OUT New Issue Rectangular in Shape aid Orange Color. Washington, Dec. 16. —Anew 6-cent postage stamp, intended primarily for airplane mail service but valid for all purposes for which stamps of the reg ular issue are used, has just been an nounced by the post office department. It is rectangular in shape and of Gr ange color. The central design is a mail airplane in flight. Triangular oiv naments appear in the two upper cor ners. It will cover the single rate of postage on airplane letter mail. The new IG-cent stamp for special delivery and the 24-cent stamp for let ters weighing in excess of three and not more than four ounces for airplane transmission, are now available. SMILING WAITRESSES TO STAY All New York Waiters to Be Gone in 60 Days. New York, Dec. 16.—The smiling girt waitress has come to stay and the waiter is doomed on America’s great “White Way” and its byways. Oscar, of the Waldorf-Astoria, whose word is usually accepted as flmil in such matters, says so. In fact, he In formed those gathered at a meeting of hotelmen that there would not be a waiter in a leading New York hotel La 60 days. The expressed satisfaction of pa-. Irons with the change In the estab lished order of things is set forth as one of the reasons for the .women’s in vasions of the palaces of food, spend thrifts and tips. SEND 11,400 MEN TO DEATH Austrian Military Tribunal Announcee Number of Executions. Amsterdam, Dec. 16. —The supreme military tribunal at Vienna has an nounced that 11,400 persuns were sen tenced to death by Austrian military tribunals during the war and executed, according to a Berlin dispatch to the Handelsblad. The state council of German Aus tria, according to a dispatch from Vienna, has decided to send a note to all foreign governments demanding a plebiscite for the self-determination of the populations of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. U.S.BLUEJACKETS FIGHT IN MEXICO Navy Gunners of Armed Guard Kill Mexican Soldiers at Tampico. YANKS SAIL AFTER BATTLE Captain of Ship Refused Mexico's De mand for Surrender of the Men— State Department and U. 8. Ambassador Start Quiz. New York, Dec. 16.—1n a brief bat tle between American navy gunners and a party of Mexican custom guards at Tampico on November 28 the Amer i ans shot aud killed the captain of the Mexicans and mortally wounded another Mexican, It was learned upon the arrival here of the Ward line steamer Monterey, upon which the navy gvancrs are stationed. U. S. Commanders in Probe. The Mexican authorities at Tampico demanded the surrender of the Amer ican gunners. The Monterey’s captain refused. Two American gunboats were In the harbor and their commanders conducted an inquiry. Twenty-four hours later the Mon terey sailed, carrying the American gunners, and, according to the ship’s passengers, the Mexican authorities had agreed that the Incident was one which required diplomatic settlement. The navy gunners on their arrival refused to discuss the fight and went Immediately to the New York navy yard to make a report. The Monterey’s passengers said a dozen Mexican soldiers had attacked the chief gunner’s mate, Berry, while he was returning to the vessel after going ashore at 5 a, tn. Berry called on his crew for help af ter the soldiers had Inflicted a scalp wound which later required 22 stitches. The crew went ashore unarmed, and, according to the passengers, was fired upon by the soldiers. They hurried back to the Monterey, seized their stacked arms and returned the fire of the Mexicans, all of whom fled except the captain, named Her nandez, who was killed, and a soldier who was shot and died of his wound. State Department in Quiz. Washington, Dec. 16. —The Incident resulting from the clash between the armed guard of the American steamer Monterey and Mexican soldiers at Tampico Is being settled through dip lomatic negotiations between the Mex ican government and the American ambassador at Mexico City, the state department announced. Department's Statement. “The department of state la inves tigating a clash that occurred between Mexican soldiers and a number of armed guards of the American steam er Monterey, which occurred at Tam pico on November 28. The Mexicans started the disturbance. “Department of state advices are to the effect that the affair occurred early in the morning, that the American In charge of the guard had gone ashore, was attacked by the Mexican soldiers, and that he was Injured by the Mexi cans. One of the Mexican soldiers was killed and another Injured In the disturbance. Left to Diplomats. “The Tampico authorities sought to have the armed guard aboard the ship surrendered to them. The whole sub ject, howover, w’as left to diplomatic settlement and Is being taken up be tween the state department and the Mexican government through the American embassy at Mexico City.” IRISH IN APPEALED WILSON Chicago Convention Cables Resolu tions in Ireland’s Behalf. Chicago, Dec. 16. —At a mass con vention held under auspices of the committee of one hundred, acting for all Irish societies In Chicago, resolu tions were adopted and ordered cabled to President Wilson in Paris, urging him to Intercede In behalf of Ireland at the coming peace conference. Ad dresses were delivered by Archbishop George W. Mundelein, former Gov. Ed ward F. Dunn, Mayor Thompson and Congressman Gallagher, the latter au thor of the congressional resolution now In the hands of the committee on forlegn relations, calls on Great Britain to grant self-determination to Ireland. “RED FUG” OFFICES RAIDED Ebert Government Shows First Signs of Real Stability. London, Dec. 16.—The Ebert govern ment, according to information reach ing here, has raided the offices of the newspaper, Die Rote Fahne (Red Flag), Berlin’s principal radical organ. This action Is regared by diplomats here as the first signs of real stability on the part of the German government and as Indicating that Ebert has de cided upon sterner measures against tbe Spartacus group. No. 88.