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VCU.I Mi: 21. NO. 258
|Wy ruil'd fVrit t.ra*r<t II Irc
|t»rrrf to The War
iffr 1 H
MINIMIS. l>rc !*—l'rr,ldrnl
Wilson. <p<«l>lni In Ihr hWtoric
(>uild hall, dniiiml Imla.i hi* '
nniriMliiiiri tillh Itrlltsli
«(ati«nirn hail rrtralnl a mni
plr(r jfrmnrnl that Ihr ino*
Nmu i>( piaif "would hr worth
iintraw thrrr <l<«*l hark of
Ihrm a permanent ronrrrt of
poKfr for thrir iiutlnlriuuicr "
'That la thr moat reassuring thing
that has ever happrnrd In thr
world." hr said '"When thla war br
tan. thr thought of a Iragur of na
lions wan tndulgrntly consldrrrd aa
thr Intrrrsting thouKht of doartrd
"It wan thought of aa onr of I hoar
thing* (hat It »aa right to charactrr
tor by Our mime which, aa a univrr
aitv -nan. I ha*r always rrarntrd.
It «u aald In l» aradrmlc." aa If
that In ilarif wrrr a rsitdrmrallon
■northing that m»n could think
about but nrvrr grt.
llMln(ul>hnl Honor
"Now. wr find thr practical, trad
Ins minda of Ihr world determined to
get It." hr aald.
"Thr addrers which I have Juat
hevril is m<at generoualy and rm
rtousty conceived. and thr delightful
•rcrnt of sincerity In It aeems llkr a
part of that voter of rounarl which
Is now rvrrrwhrrr to br heard.
"1 frrt that a diatingulahrd honor
ha* been txfiihrrnl upon mr b» thla
l*o|£tx>n. to aaaurr you.
**lh - witrlP»f»fri. of my eery <
profound apprectttlnrf
"Rut I know that I a-n only part
«f what I mar rail a great body of
"1 do not believe that It van fancy
on my part that 1 heard In the
wlw of irflfom# utifwl In lh»
«rw!» of this crnt city and In the
itrwti of Parts something more
than a personal welrom»
Yoirr of People
"It Wfmnl to me that I hmnl the
voice of onr people speaking to an
other people, and It was a voice In
which one could distinguish a lingu
lar combination of emotion* There
wa« surely there the deep grateful
»ea» that the fighting »»« over
There WUK the pride that the fight
ln« had had such a culmination.
"There wan that sort of gratitude
that the nations engaged had pro
rtuced such men aa the soldier* of
Great Britain and of the United
States and of France and of Italy—
men whose prowess and achieve
ments they had witnessed with ris
ing admiration as they moved from
culmination to culmination.
Dalies of Others
"But there wan something more In
It—the consciousness that the busi
ness Is not yet done, the conscious
nees that It now rests upon other* to
«ee that those live* were not lost In
"I have not yet been to the actual
battle fields, but I have been with
many of the men who have fought
the battles, and the other day I had
the pleasure of being present at a
session of the French academy when
they admitted Marshal Joffre to
their membership.
"That sturdy, serene soldier stood
and uttered not the words of tri
umph. but the Simple words of affec
tion for his aoldiers and the convic
tion, which be summed up In a sen
lence which I will not try accurate
ly to quote, but reproduce Its spirit,
wa* that Franc* must always re
member that the small and the we.-Jc
could never live free In the world
aniens the strong and th<- great al
ways put their power and their
*trength In the *ervlce of right.
"That Is the after thought the
thought that something must be
done now, not only to make the Just
settlements, that of course, but to
see the settlements were observed
and that honor and Justice prevailed
Only a few day* are left to get
your 1918 War Having* Htamps,
and Seattle la 1400,000 behind
her rjuota.. Hurely the proud fto*
attl«it**M who have put thl* city
In th*? limelight of the world, are
not going to fttand peacefully by
and *e#. this, the firat failure,
blacken our wonderful record.
I*et uh all get behind the guns
and ark) a littl« more to our aav-
InKi account for a pro*|>erous
New Your. Those of us that
have not been able to pun-haae
the limit of 1,000 must realise
that those who could In most In
stances have don#* so; therefore
it resolves itaelf Iri this fact, that
*" who have not purchased the
limit must do our bent and try
to buy a few more
ll'nltrd I'rraa Staff forreapondentl
LOMNIN. I>«* id—Britain
and Ihr Unitrd STates ha\e not
>rt riarM a common basis of
understanding relative to free
dom of the seas.
With an agreement rrachrd on
rvrry raarnUal of a league of na
tlona. leader* of thr two grrat Kng
Uah apraklng drmocraclra are today
atrtvlng for a solution of thr second
of thr moat Important factor* In thr
prace ( negotiations
Thr hnslc frlrndahlp wllh which
thr two nations arr approaching Ihr
subject cannot be questioned Hut
(treat Itritaln. aa wrll aa America, la
frankly taking Into account thr mi
terial factora In thr raw
Thr RrlU«h \ Irw
From a vrry high Itrltlah official
thr I'nlted Prrsa today obtained tha
following outllnr of the Itrltlah point
of view. with permission to prrarnt
thr statrmrnts aa authorltatlvrly
rrprraentlng thr attitude of tha
HrlU«h goi rrnmrnt
Great Itritaln la abaolutely con
vlncrd that no Intrrnatlonal autlior
Uy on thr ar«* la ablr to take the
placr of Ihr British navy In aafe
guardlng Itritish Interest*
Thr government agrrra readily to
lraatlc ratreaebmanU In Its building
proffHm. providing oth#r power* do
Thr government wiahra to
•tart this rrtrrwhmfnl by sink
In* thr »m I iin>« rial lintnan
Defensive Weapon
It wants thr opportunity to main
tain It* own navy at thr amalleat
poaalblr atrrngth ronalatrnt with thr
aafrty of Ita mrrrantllr marine. and
lta col on leu and deprndrnciee acat
in the world.
'And a* I have comerwed with
the aoldierit I have been more and
more aware that they fought for
something that not all of thein ha/1
defined, but which all of them r»c
r>g nixed the moment you stated It to
I ns table KquUlbrtatn
"They ought to do away with an
old order and to e*tabli*h a new one
and the center and characterl*tlc of
the old order wa* that un*tahie thing
which we used to call the 'balance of
power," a thing In which the balance
was determined by the sword which
wa* thrown In on the one side or the
other —a balance which wa* deter
mined by the UNSTABLE equlllbrl
urn of competitive lntere*ts~ a bal
ance which wa* maintained by Jeal
ou* watchfulness and an antagonism
of Interests which, thn It was gener
ally latent, was always deep-seated.
"The men who have fought In this
war have been the nen from free nn
tlons, who are determined that that
sort of thing should end now. for
ever. It is very Interesting fur me to
observe how, from every quarter,
from every sort of mind, from every
concert of counsel, there comes the
suggestion that there mu*t now be
not a baliince of j«ower. not one |k>w
erful group of nation* to set off
against another, but a single over
whel-nlng. powerful group of nation*
who shall be trustees of the peace of
the world.
"It hafi been delightful. In my con
ferencen with the leaders of your gov
ernment. to find how our mind*
moved along exactly the same line,
and how our thought wa* always
that the key to the peace was the
guarantee of the peace, not Ihe Items
of It. that the Items would be worth
less, unless there stood back of them
a permanent concert of power for
their maintenance. That I* the most
This one half million that Se
attle la short cannot be taken up
at the laat moment like a bond
drive, because those who could
and would, have their limit now,
so neee**ity require* the wage
earners to rally to the asalatan* e
of our government.
Now that the f'hrlstmas pleas*
urea are over, let us *it down
with our families and figure our
finances, and see If we can't
wave a few dollar* more, and de
posit, them with l.'ncle Karn and
take War Having* Btamp* for h«
Wishing you till a happy and
prosperous New Year,
Chairman Industrial Division.
The Seattle Star
Irrrd ovrr thr world.
liefrnsltr Ura|wn
It Inalata thr itrltlah navy la only
a drfrnalvr weapon and cannot br
uard aggressively. and. thrrrforr. la
not a thrrat to thr rrat of thr world
Aalde from I hear facta, thr admlr
ally naturally la conaidrrlng the
purpose Iwhind thr new naval pro
Frankly, thr udmlratty —ln thr
light of lta own conrrptlon of lirrat
Itritaln a nrcraalty for maintaining
Ihr preponderance of Ita own navy
falla to arr Ihr object In America's
proinanl grrat Increase In bulldlUK
lirltlah and American naval of'
flcluls. whoar amooth cooperation at
sea w.aa onr of the wonders of thr
war. formed thr uarful habit of
speaking plainly lo onr anothrr.
Thla waa what mod* smoothness
t'an'l Her Our Program
Thr Itrltlah do not dlagular ihrlr
honrat brltrf that any building pro
arum by America dlrrctrd toward
naval supremacy la unwlar Thry
aay America, dur to physical rra
sons. need nrvrr brcomr raarntlally
a maritime nation whllr tirrat
Hrltain < aJUtvl avoid It
TlierafOTO. they rraaon. if Ameru-a
buildk th* biggagt oavy In th* world
, r --y *t iiMiitMi "irr i -i,
natural growth At least. that will
to thr rw of th« next two crn
turlra. they aay.
The moat hopeful feature of thr
! situation la thr fact that thr two
j oountrlra arr ablr to dlactiaa Ihr la
! aur in auch a mannrr without sus
picion or rancor without frar of
rootivm othrr than thr dralrr to
reach a aolution that will he thr
moat helpful to rach other and the
, rrat of thr world
reassuring thine that ha* ever hap
pened In the world
"When this war began. the thought
of a league of nation* «w Indulgent
ly considered a* the Interesting
thought of closeted student*. It was
thought of an one of thoa* things
that It was right to characterise by
a name which. as a university man.
I have always resented. It wan said
to be academic, an If that In Itself
were a condemnation- something
that men could think about but nev
er get.
"Now we find the practical lead
Ing minds of the world determined
to get It. No such sudden and
potent union of purpose has ever
been witnessed in the world before
"I»o you wonder, therefore, gentle
men, that In common with those
who represent you, I am eager to
get at the business and write the
sentences down? And that I am
particularly happy that the ground
In cleared and the foundation* laid
for we have already accepted the
same body of principle*. Those are
dearly and definitely enough stated
to make their application a matter
that should afford no fundamental
It's Ihe H#li| \ naming
"A nd back of u* I* that comparative
yearning of th< world. To have all
disturbing question quieted: to have
all threats against peace silenced; to
have Just men everywhere come to
get her for a common object. The
peoples of the world want peace and
they want It now, not merely by
conquest of arms, but by agreement
of mind It was this Incomparably
great thing that brought me over
sea*. It ha* never Itefore l>een
deemed excusable for a president of
the United Htatee to leave the terrl
tory of the United Htate*. but I
know that I have the *up|>ort of the
Judgment of my colleagues In the
government of the United Htate* In
saying that It wa* my paramount
duty to turn away, even from the
Imperative task* at home, to lend
*uch counsel and aid as I could to
tills great- may I not say final
enterprise of humanity."
The and Mm. Wilson nr
rived at the (Julld Hall at 12 30 and
were rwflvwl by the lord mayor and
other* Mr*. Wllnon rf<«lvfil a bou
fjuet from the mayor's daughter.
After the Initial ccremonle*. the
pre*ident was given an addreas of
welcome on parchment In a gold
casket. Following his reply, the
pre*ident and Mr* Wllnon went to
the Mansion house iut guest* of the
(Continued on pafjft 1)
To Demobilize
Tenth Division
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2H Item o
bill/at ion of the Tenth division, sta
tloned at (!amp Kunston, probably
will nrrur In January, <'hlef of Htaff
March told the United I'ress today
lie explained that an order inmjed
before Christmas, requiring that only
urgent rase* dismissed, bore aim
ply on the Immediate pre*enL
Rnterert mm mrund * immm Matter Mar >. at tha Poetofflre at Heat tie. Wash., under tha Art of Gutifr«M Marih I, H7t.
Woodrow Wilson, the
World's Schoolmaster
Birthday greetings!
To WOODROW WILSON, president of these United
States. 62 years old today, December 28. 1918.
What an inspiring career!
From the "barefoot boy with cheeks of tan" trudging
to school from the Presbyterian minister's house in Staun
ton, Virginia, to—
The University of Virginia law student of 1881.
The Atlanta lawyer of 1883.
The law professor of Princeton of 1895.
President of Princeton in 1902.
Governor of New Jersey in 1911, to—
President of the United States in 1913!
It's a long journey that, with no foot of ground lost,
no retreats ever sounded.
At the helm of the great American republic at 56, law
yer, politician, statesman, author, peaceful scholar—then
in 1917 war president—
Now, in Versailles—
Spokesman of peace! Schoolmaster of the world in
Mindful of the interests of the average man, he sits
where forgotten kings sat. Europe's great bow to him—
Europe's poor hail him, the representative of a brave and
generous America.
High distinction today!
President of the United States of the World?
Perhaps! If a League of Nations is formed under his
leadership it will need a 4iead. Who so likely to receive
first honors as tbe man who makes the league possible?
America greets you, watches over you, listens to you,
Wood row Wi I son!
For a Joke, This
Isn't Such a Bad
Sort of Specimen
AMBTKKDAM. 2" inci
dent Wllaon may bo proclaimed
lh« flrnt honorary provident of
the German-A untrlan republic,
tin- Wiener Neu. Journal de
clare*, according to a dixpatch
from Vienna today.
"A new superstition is spread
ing thruout Austria that I'resl
dent VVllaon Ih really the late
Crown Prince Hudolf, whose
death many did not believe," the
newspaper said.
"In lower Austria, It Is popu
larly believed that Wilson will
save Austria from a final
Crown I'rlnce liudolph, heir to
the late Kmperor Fran* Josef,
mysteriously disappeared several
years ago. Ills death was never
authentically established
Police nre warrhliiK. Saturday, for
Raymond Shaughnessey. 11 yearn of
age, following telegraphic Informa
tion received Saturday from the Che
halln Htiite training Mchool, of hl« en
rape early thlN week.
ShaiiKhnenwy Ih l»e|icvcd to l>e a
meml>er of a youthful criminal gang,
eight members of which wi-rc arrest
ed With a large quantity of loot and
four revolvers at 11>04 Ninth ave. Fri
day. The police are working on
cluea that are expected to result In
the arrent of the remainder of the
gang within 24 hours.
When this Is accomplished, a large
number of recent burglaries and
holdups will be accounted for. s«y
the police. The eight arrested may
be sent to the Monroe reformatory as
criminals. Instead of l»elng returned
to the state school, teh police predict.
1-ONIMtN, l>rr. IS—l'rrtnler
Moid (iwtf r»»-elrrte»| to
parliament by a huge major-
It). Hp defeated his our op
ponent, llarrinnn. an imlo
pendent. 11. W.i to 1.09.%.
Herbert Aaqulth. former premier
and leader of the opposition In |uir
llament, vu defeated for reeleetlon.
Sprit, n unlnnlat. elected from
Asqulth'a dlatrlct. The vote stood:
>*l>rtt *.99<, Aaqulth 6.944; Moran,
Ind . 591.
Coalltlnnlata hail an overwhelming
le.-ul In the parliamentary elerUona
of Dec. 14. according to reports to
Arthur Henderson. labor leader,
whose defeat vu forecaaU ran a
poor third In hla district. Kdward*.
coalitionist. got 7.977 vote*; ll:un
let. Inde|>endent, 5,5*1, and I lender
■on 5.024.
The returna at 3:50 showed:
Coalitionist* 240, Inbortte* 10; un
ionist* 14; liberal* (Amiulth support
»r»l 14.
Wilson Receives
From King George
LONDON, Dec. 2ft. King
George walked Into President
Wilson's apartment at 10 a. m
and congratulated him on his 62d
birthday, wishing him many hap
py returns.
1,000,000 Troops
to Be Discharged
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 Morv
than a half million men have t>een
dismissed from army ramps to date,
and more than 1.000,000 are booked
for early discharge here ami abroad.
Chief of Staff March announced to
The 11th United States civil serv
ice district In sending out an appeal
for laboretA bolli rmakcrs. molders
and riggers ftp work In the Puget
Sound navy yard. Bremerton.
Upwards of a
Quarter Million
Pairs of Eyes Are
Paint a little word picture
of what you want, and put
It In the classified udver
tisiriK columns of The Star.
Phone Main 600.
You Can Charge
(liy IJnitrd Pmi Jsa*rti H'lrc, Direct to The HtarJ I
|| ■
THE HAGUE, Dec. 28.-The Ebert
government has virtually been over
thrown, according to a dispatch filed
in Berlin Thursday night and received
here today. The dispatch says Philip
Scheidemann, socialist member of the
government, had fled the city.
It is predicted that a new cabinet
will be formed, including Karl Lieb
knecht and George Ledebour, and that
the central soviet will be summoned.
LONDON, Dec. 28.—Brutus Molken
shur, supporter of Karl Liebknecht, has
been made commandant of Berlin, accord
ing to a dispatch from that city to the Daily
Mail today.
Allied Warships May
Attack Russian Reds
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—The entente quietly is en
couraging movement to throw a republican barrier be
tween the Keds of Russia and of Germany, it became
known here today.
This harrier is being reared by Polish occupation of
Danzig and parts of Prussian Posen so that the Moscow
firebrands shall be isolated from the Berlin group.
An allied naval concentration at
Danxig. poealble under lb* armistice,
will lie in effect to nupport Poland
and the Russian BalUc provinces, in
iiu«r of further Bolshevik advance*,
according to dlplomaUc Indication.*
Sources close to the Russian em
What Will America
Do?" Ask Bolsheviki
HY CARI, Sandburg R«;
N. K. A. StJiff Correspondent.
STOCKHOI.M. Sweden. Dec. 2*.
ttolshevlk agents here believe Amer
ica holds the balance of power In a
coming contest between Bolshevist
eastern Europe and democratic
Western Kurtjpe.
One of them approached when I
was In conversation with some
Swedish politicians (socialists) and
Million Terrorists on March
Toward Germany's Frontier
LAKDOX. K.ng., Dec. 18.—A
batUe betwem the Itolshei Ikl
anil I'olisli forces In the Dom
brova district was reported in a
wireless dispatch from Moscow
tub), The outcome was not
The dispatch also staled that
Bolsheviks hail disarmed gov
ernmrnt militia In the Asliov dis
(Special to The Star by N. K. A.)
LONDON. Dec 28 —One million
Russian Bolshevik I are marching
westward, in the direction of Ger
This amazing news was given to
today. The authority for it
is Lord Northcllffe, publisher of the
Times and Daily Mail.
The Reds have Invaded Poland, ar
cording to today's report, and the
poles are fighting against this viola
tion of their neutrality.
French troops have !»een sent to
help Poland, is another report. The
situation may develop into open war
between the Bolshevik government of
Russia and the Western allies.
It is said that the Bolshevik object
Is to go to the assistance of the
Bolsheviki in Germany, where they
are known as "Sparlacides," and are
headed by Karl Llebknecht, the ex
tremist who spent most of his time
iu prison during the war.
Ms.v Mean War
Kven If the \ iolution of Poland,
which lies between Russia and Get
many, does not bring w»r betwten
the Bolsheviki and the allies, it Is pre
dicted in London that war would fol
low if the Bolsheviki gained control
of th€*(Jerman government. In such
an event, it Is probable that the Bol
sheviki would refuse to make any
amends for the things Germany did
during the war. The allies arc de
termined that (Sermany shall mu\e
full amends.
That would mean a renewal of the
war, with Bolshevist. Germany and
Russia leagued against the democrat-
»w ihi, kr mil II M u IIM
T-.nlirht »n<l Hun'l»y. r«ln;
frr«ti noufh to w«-»t
It&asy declared that If sufficient I'nlt
<•<l States and allied aid la provided to
unite the Russian forces of the Omsk
government In the Kast. the Archan
gel government in the North, and
the Kiev Kovcrniwnt in the South,
the republican troops will be able to
complete the task of redeeming Rus
mkrtl this question point blank:
"When the Holsbevlki overrun
Germany and threaten Kranoe and
Italy, will the American troopa Join
the Rritish and French to drive
them back?"
That immediately started a hot
discussion. In which It was clear
that the Swedish liberals, an well a»
' the Bolshevik! from Russia, consider
I America will be the deciding factor.
ic nations.
I'uh.hl an Bolsheviki already have
turned against nations in Kastern
Kurope thit do not accept the Bol
shevik program.
There nre well proved stories that
guns and munitions left by r?treatln£
(Jermans and Austrlans have l>een
seized by Bolshevik troops anri used
to subdue Polish and ITsranlan
pat rols.
Similar scenes of pillage and mur-
drr have Wen enacted In the Baltic
provinces Inhabited by l.lthutuiuuis,
and Finns.
London dailies carry stories of Bol
shevism In Turkey and Bulgaria.
Moderate socialists seem supreme
In Austria. Hungary appears to bo
more settled than any other of the
former Teutonic allies. Hut the Hol
shevlkl are sending agents nfd prop
aganda Into these countrws, and
striving to uproot provisional gov
ernments which overthew the Haps
burg dynasty.
Premier l>cnlne, of the Bolshevik
government, has recently been
quoted as boasting he could raise an
army of .1,000,000 men.
McAdoo Will Open
N. Y. Law Offices
About April First
NKVV YORK, Dec. 2S.—William
O. McAdoo will open a law office iu
New York city about April 1, it was'
learned here today
Von Hindenburg Is
Marching on Berlin
HKRLIN, Dee 2ti. Government
troops renewed bomltardment of the
royal palace thin morning, killing
several of the mutinous sailors en
trenched there. The defenders final
ly surrendered.
Field Marshal Von Hindenburg,
with an army of loyal troops, is re
ported to be marching on Merlin to
restore order The Bolsheviki still
con the former socialist news

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